The rancho santa fe news, march 20, 2015

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Bibbi Herrmann and Sandy Yayanos attend the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild’s luncheon fundraiser, which included a talk from guest speaker Lisa See, a New York Times Bestselling author. Photos by Christina Macone-Greene

Literary fundraiser draws a crowd

Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

RSF Golf Club kicks off ‘Get Smart’ series

By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club afforded a perfect venue for the Rancho Santa Fe Library’s Guild luncheon fundraiser. Following a delectable meal, attendees were enthralled with their guest speaker, New York Times Bestselling author, Lisa See. Over the years, See has created incredible pieces of work including Snow Flower and Secret Fan. Her books, which are known to many as “spellbinding,” take readers through an educational journey rife with the experiences of humanity. See was greeted with an enthusiastic applause and told all how she was delighted to be in Rancho Santa Fe. On a whirlwind book tour, the Ranch afforded her a brief respite. See presented her newest book, China Dolls. “Very briefly, ‘China Dolls’ is about three young women who meet at an audition at the Forbidden City nightclub in San Francisco in 1938,” she said. “This was the height of the nightclub era across the country and in San Francisco. There were Chinese-American nightclubs.” See’s in-depth research allowed her to paint a portrait of Chinese American women who were performers during this era. For those who have read See’s work, they know all too well how relationships are embedded within the pages. From love, sisterhood, mother and daughters, wives and more, See leads readers through these connections which at times are complicated, poignant, heart wrenching and compassionate. “I’ve wanted to write about three friends for a long time. I have watched three friends for my entire life,” See said. She continued, “My mother who has been best friends with two women since she was in seventh grade. They’re now 81.” On any given day, she said, one of them is going to be on the outs. Sometimes those friendship challenges would last a day, month, or even years.

Dr. Ramona Garretson-Probasco, a licensed California Marriage and Family therapist discusses how to harness the power of perspective.

By Christina Macone-Greene

Above: Kathy Stumm, Suzanne Johnson, and Erica Peterson at the literary fundraiser. Below: Susan Appleby and guest author Lisa See.

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club unveiled its debut “Get Smart” series and it proved to be a highly attended event. Dr. Ramona Garretson-Probasco, a licensed California Marriage and Family therapist served as guest speaker, discussing how to harness the power of perspective. She conveyed to the audience that this concept was a very important subject. “I believe that by adjusting your perspective it literally can change your life,” she said. “I have seen that in my own life.” She compared the the-

If they just change their perspective, they’ve changed their outlook.” Dr. Ramona Garretson-Probasco Marriage and Family Therapist

ory of perspective much like a ship that changes its course a mere one degree and ends up in a place far TURN TO GET SMART ON A16

Santa Fe Irrigation District to launch study By Christina Macone-Greene It’s being equally divided

“But last year they all went out to Hawaii together so they clearly made up,” she quipped. See said “China Dolls” was the perfect opportunity to write about three friends. Her three main characters are Grace who brims with talent, Helen who holds on closely to her Chinese heritage, and then Ruby who is the rebellious spark. These ambitious ladies become fast friends. Yet, their relationship is tested after Pearl Harbor was attacked in two waves by hundreds of Japanese fighter

planes in 1941. Following the destruction at the American naval base, the lives of these three ladies are turned inside out and distrust looms. “When I started this book, I wanted to try to find people who might have been at the Forbidden City on opening night who could tell me what the performance was like, what the customers wore, and what they ate and drank,” she said, noting how she wanted to follow the nightclub into the 1960s. See began to look for people to help TURN TO FUNDRAISER ON A16

REGION — The board of directors at the Santa Fe Irrigation District agreed to move forward with a concept study to assess the utilization of advanced water purification techniques. What this means is converting recycled wastewater into an innovative and high quality purification process for potable water. The price tag for this study is $120,000. However, the total cost is not being shouldered by the Santa Fe Irrigation District.

among the Santa Fe Irrigation District, San Dieguito Water District and San Elijo Joint Powers Authority. The study will unveil the costs of a potential future project(s) as well as its feasibility. While the water supply is originally initiated at San Elijo Joint Powers Authority, the organizations which own what is described by the District as “major components of the potential project infraTURN TO STUDY ON A16



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SEAL-NSW Family Foundation readies for fundraiser By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — As the days near for a March 21 golf tournament and gala at the Del Mar Country Club, it’s still not too late to take part in supporting the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. This year marks its 4th annual tournament. “The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation helps to create resilient families. We focus on creating and resourcing programs designed to support NSW families,” said William R. Fenick, executive director of the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. Fenick began serving the Foundation last November following a dedicated tenure of 28 years in the U.S. Navy, most recently acting as the director of public affairs and communication for the Naval Special Warfare Command in San Diego. Fenick wants people to know that the monies raised go to SEAL-NSWFF programs, which include Family Resiliency and Services, Childrens’ Special Needs Programs, Bereavement Support, Transition Assistance, Counter Deployment, Global Outreach, Emergency Assistance and Wounded Warriors.

“The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation supports individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments,” he said. “With SEALs, their ability to stay fit and focused determines the success of every mission. Part of our job is to facilitate that focus by ensuring every SEAL knows his family is, and will be taken care of.” On the day of the event, the Del Mar Country Club will champion a scramble golf tournament for a total of 125 players. Professional golf coach Hank Haney, who has instructed golfing champs such as Tiger Woods and Mark O’ Meara, will be on hand to take part in a pre-tournament clinic and exhibition for the players. Michael Thornton, a former Navy SEAL and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient will announce the official tournament kickoff ceremony. Following the tournament, attendees at the gala will have the special op-

Dominique Plewes, left, Drew Brees and Madeleine Pickens at last year’s gala supporting the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. Courtesy photo

portunity to hear keynote speaker, General Michael Hayden, the former Director of the CIA and the National Security Agency. “General Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the CIA and the NSA when the course of world events was changing at an accelerating rate. As head of the country’s keystone intelligence-gathering agencies, he was on the frontline of

geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism,” Fenick said. Co-chairs of the fundraiser are Madeleine Pickens and Dominique Plewes. Pickens, the owner of the Del Mar Country Club, shared when they found out the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation was in San Diego and looking to expand, they were honored to offer the Del Mar Country Club. “We underwrite every-

thing for the Foundation, including donating the golf course and underwriting the entire dinner,” she said. “And of course, the many other wonderful San Diego residents have joined in and donated items, including Jeffrey Strauss, The Pattisons from Scotland, Jenny Craig, The Manoogians, Michelle Weinger and her family, former San Diego Charger Donnie Edwards and his wife Kathryn, Drew

and Brittany Brees, Sugar Ray and Bernadette Leonard, and John Matty, and more.” According to Plewes, the tournament has grown in size and money over the past four years. “Finding the support of sponsors like American Airlines, Bumble Bee Foods, Corky’s Pest Control, John Matty Co., NAMMO, Kimmelman Family Foundation, Pamplemousse Grille, Sandy Sandoval, Taylor Made, Adidas, Ashworth and Adams, have been instrumental,” Plewes said. She pointed out that Suja, Maserati, Mercedes of Escondido, Cart Mart, Hard Rock San Diego and a number of other individuals have been incredibly generous. Among the brimming roster of unique must-have auction items include dinner with Sugar Ray and Bernadette Leonard at their private estate, spending time at the New Orleans Saints Training Camp, or a day of golf with football legend, Joe Montana. To learn more about this upcoming event or ways to support SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation, visit or

Laughing Pony Rescue seeks support for care RANCHO SANTA FE — The Laughing Pony Rescue is a non-profit group that uses every penny to care for its rescued horses of all breeds and sizes. “We are not a show barn,” said member Kathy Szeyller. “We are dusty and shabby but we love our horses and they have the best possible care.” Founder Celia Sciacca and her volunteers donate time seven days a week. The group is looking for additional volunteers as well as donations of items from local businesses to be auctioned off at its May 9 fundraiser for the stable. To become involved or donate goods or money, visit

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The group would like needs a loving home, but to take in every horse that they can’t, so are looking

for animal lovers to adopt, once the horses are healthy and trained. The adoptable animals include: — Mares that have been kept pregnant to collect their urine for human hormone therapy. To rescue these mares requires paying certain fees. — Feedlot horses where horses wait to be sent to the slaughterhouse. Rescue requires paying current slaughterhouse prices and transportation fees. — Neglected horses when an owner cannot care for them due to finances or inexperience or situations that put the horses’ health at risk. These are often donated.

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Community Commentary

We must all decrease our water use! By Michael Bardin

The drought is worsening and drastic calls are escalating for local residents, businesses and local governments to each do their part by reducing water use and improving water supplies. In other words, take up the Water Savings Challenge!

A California comeback for gerrymandering? California Focus By Thomas D. Elias ay back in 1811, almost 40 years W before California became a

state, Elbridge Gerry lost a race for Congress in Massachusetts because his opponents controlled that state’s Legislature and set up a district where he was sure to lose. That district was shaped like a lot like a salamander, and the fact it was designed to defeat Gerry — a signer of the Declaration of Independence — led to use of the term “gerrymander” to describe the process by which legislatures draw districts to ensure outcomes they like. Fast forward 197 years to when California voters short-circuited that process by approving the 2008 Proposition 11, which set up an independent citizens’ commission to draw state legislative district lines starting in 2011. Two years later, passage of Proposition 20 added congressional districts to the commission’s task. Now, after two election cycles featuring many more close and competitive races than California had seen in decades, the citizens commission’s work may be thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court via a case brought by leaders of the Arizona Legislature. Ironically, the plaintiff Arizona politicians are Republicans fearing a weakening in their control of that desert state. But if the Republican-dominated high court rules for them, it will be at the same time be increasing Democratic hegemony in California, where almost 80 percent of Congress members already are Democrats. But that would not be inconsistent for this Supreme Court, which has shown for almost 20 years that it cares little about increasing voter turnout or letting voters make their own choices. The current justices

have gutted the Voting Rights Act. Most were on the court that in 2000 threw out California’s former “blanket primary” system, adopted by voters in 1996. Under that system, challenged by both major political parties, anyone could vote for any candidate on the primary ballot, regardless of party registration. The leading vote getter in each party then made the November runoff election. Most current justices also were on the court that — also in 2000 — called a halt to recounting votes in

In all those cases, so much for what the majority of voters wanted... Florida, thus assuring the presidency for Republican George W. Bush, who tallied about half a million fewer votes than Democrat Al Gore. In all those cases, so much for what the majority of voters wanted or for helping more Americans exercise their right to vote. So it was hardly surprising that several justices appeared in a court hearing this month to favor the arguments of the Arizona Legislature’s Republicans, who argued that the Constitution gives the right to redraw congressional districts each decade exclusively to legislators. They noted that the Constitution says “the times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the Legislature thereof.” Of course, choice of U.S. senators was taken out of legislative hands in 1913 by the 17th Amendment, but even before then, many states were electing sena-

tors by popular vote regardless of the fact that Article 1 of the Constitution still said senators from each state were to be “chosen by the Legislature thereof…” So there’s plenty of precedent for deviating from strict constitutional construction, even without an amendment. But, as cynics might say, tell that to the justices. Justice Antonin Scalia, leader of the court’s usually controlling conservatives, claimed in the early March hearing on the Arizona appeal that when the Constitution says “Legislature,” it means only elected lawmakers and not the mass of voters who often pass state law via ballot propositions. Never mind that initiatives didn’t exist in 1787. Letting a commission draw districts, Scalia said, “is giving this power to an unelected body…” Californians deliberately did just that. And the work of the first citizens’ commission, vetted by the state’s non-partisan auditor, has gotten generally good marks. Chances are if the court — due to rule on this case before July 1 — rules for the Arizona legislators, the decision would quickly be applied to California via lawsuits in lower federal courts. That makes it possible new congressional districts could be in place by the 2016 primary, drawn by Democratic legislators to favor election of even more Democrats to Congress. Voters would be lucky if lines look no more convoluted than salamanders. But there’s one large comfort here: Any such ruling would apply only to congressional districts and not state legislative lines. So the citizens commission will be back in 2021 no matter what, even if its work is not as broad as it was four years ago. Email Thomas Elias at For more Elias columns, visit

The reasons every resident in our service area needs to reduce their water use is compelling and urgent: • Hottest weather on record — Last year was the hottest year on record in San Diego County and California (dating back to 1895). • Driest years on record — 20122014 was the driest three-year period on record for the state. • Snowpack is only 19 percent of average — Statewide snowpack is about 19 percent of the long-term average. • State Water Allocation is only 20 percent — this critical source for the entire County has been initially set at only 20 percent of requested supplies. • District has no more water in Lake Hodges because of low rainfall — The District has used up its local water supply in Lake Hodges and the lack of rain has resulted in no water for this summer. As the extreme drought continues into a fourth year, the District’s water supply will almost certainly be cut by 10 percent or more by summer. We are, therefore, asking customers to cut their water use in order to save water now for the upcoming year and to make up for some of the drought losses. If some residents are not conserving with the mindset that they are positioning themselves for better water allocations if the drought continues, please understand that if the District were to go to allocations, the basis would not be water consumption for this year. February was an unusually dry and hot month, and the amount of water consumed during this month was the highest it’s been in the past decade. This demonstrates that water use is influenced by weather conditions and irrigation. Reducing water use will not be easy in this unseasonably dry, warm weather. Water use in the District has, in fact, been rising rather than falling. Even though our community’s many large properties require significant amounts of water to sustain their current status, we must find a way to reduce use compared to previous years like everyone else in the state. Our collective failure to cut back water use is attracting statewide negative attention. To help you reduce your use, we ask that you adhere to the mandatory Lev-


el 2 Water Shortage requirements in place and participate in our free Water Saving Checkups, both described below. Customers must comply with the Level 2 mandatory water shortage requirements. These include assigned days for watering (ODD addresses on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and EVEN addresses Monday, Wednesday, Saturday) as well as limitations on irrigation time on lawns to 10 minutes for each watering station, no washing of hard surfaces, prohibition of overspray and waste, including runoff, and more. Please see our website for details of the mandatory conservation measures. Contact the District to obtain a free Water Saving Checkup, which can help you reduce water waste by 20 percent or more. To help customers meet the Water Savings Challenge, the District offers numerous programs, including a new conservation program focused on helping those with large properties use water more efficiently. But there are also programs for commercial, multifamily, industrial, public or smaller single-family properties. The Water Saving Checkup program sends certified landscape professionals and other water conservation experts to check irrigation systems and other water use, and provide detailed estimates of repairs and water efficiency upgrades. The specific services depend on the property. There is no cost or obligation and the report provides everything customers need to save water. For more information about all our water conservation programs or to apply for a free Checkup, please visit or call our office at (858) 756-2424. The District is undertaking comprehensive drought and water supply program. The water supply program includes: 1) evaluating recycled water supply options with 10 local agencies; 2) undertaking an Advanced Water Purification Concept Study, which will evaluate the feasibility and cost of taking recycled wastewater and treating it to potable water use levels; 3) conducting a rate study that will consider new tiers to promote water conservation and identify the rates needed to fund alternative water supply efforts. The District will provide extensive outreach on these programs as they progress, as well as provide numerous opportunities for the public to learn more and provide input. Michael Bardin is the general manager of the Santa Fe Irrigation District.

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Road Scholar Ambassador visits RSF Library By Christina Macone-Greene

Art Yayanos, president of RSF Library Guild, wants people to know that the Guild is working hard to create an atmosphere for a better community meeting space. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

RSF Library Guild president chats about its 50th anniversary By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — As the Rancho Santa Fe Library reaches its 50th milestone anniversary, it reflects on the past, is appreciative of the present, and looks forward to the future. “We’ve talked about having a 50th anniversary for a number of reasons. It turns out the Guild was first formed around 1963, but the first meeting wasn’t maybe until 1964,” said Art Yayanos, president of RSF Library Guild. “And then there are other events up until the construction so we like to think of this as a 50th anniversary celebrating all these events and will celebrate them over the next few years or so.” While the Guild has hosted an array of fundraisers over the years, Yayanos said having their recent literary fundraiser with bestselling author, Lisa See, was outstanding. It was a special way to give back to the community and its supporters. For Yayanos, he thought this literary event and author talks remain a great direction for the Guild because they are a literary organization, ranging from print, digital, audio and even music. “This author talk was absolutely perfect and Lisa See was spectacular. As she said, one of her goals is to talk from the heart and she certainly did that and I look forward to reading her book, ‘China Dolls,’” he said. Also wrapped within the celebration is recognizing the Guild’s used book store, the Book Cellar. Yayanos said that used books give someone an opportunity to make a discovery because they are filled with potential surprises and inspirations. “And books themselves, of course, are your education that never stops at school but it continues the rest of your life,” Yaya-

nos said. He continued, “And libraries are an essential part of your continuing education even in the internet age.” Yayanos said the Guild does indeed have a vision for the RSF Library. Each perspective has communal goal. Yayanos wants people to know that the Guild is working hard to create an atmosphere for a better community meeting space. This includes making its façade patios more “people friendly” with seating and other attractive nuances. “I’d like to see the building expanded a little bit to create a meeting room for 50 to 60 people. A real presentation room that’s wired for audio visual, but won’t take much effort for a group to come and use,” he said, adding how it would be soundproof. He wants the library accessible for everyone. An important piece of assisting the Guild, its programs and goals is through financial support. Yayanos is incredibly thankful for all the generous support they have received over the years. However, he noted that when making a donation, to please double check the name is correct so it goes to the intended donor. In the library’s case, there have been instances where checks were issued to the “Rancho Santa Fe Library” and not the “Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild.” These donations actually went to the county and not the Guild. Yayanos also commended their membership manager, Susan Appleby, on an incredible job. “Susan is getting enormous help from our board volunteers and from the National Charity League. I’m really grateful for the volunteerism that sustains this organization,” he said. For more information about the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild visit

RANCHO SANTA FE — A recent visit from a Road Scholar Ambassador attracted many attendants to learn about the history and travel adventures of this unique organization. Jill Swaim, Road Scholar Volunteer ambassador, chatted with visitors at the Rancho Santa Fe Library about its humble beginnings which started as Elderhostel and transformed into a colorful platform of adventure and education. Swaim chatted about the founders, Marty Knowlton and David Bianco, having many chuckling with enjoyable stories. Known as the unlikely pair, Knowlton was the “free-spirited one” while Bianco was the “organized one” who worked at a university. The name change from Elderhostel to Road Scholar happened in 2010 and it appears it’s here to stay. What has remained the same is it is a not-for-profit entity. “I’m very passionate about the program. I love it,” she said. “I’ve been on many Road Scholar trips as a group leader and as a participant. So I’m going to share some of those trips with you.” According to Swaim, in 1975, it had 220 educational participants. Now, they are international, peppered around 150 countries around the world. Today, Road Scholar has 8,000 classes, also known as departures annually, with a total of about

Jill Swaim, Road Scholar Volunteer ambassador, talks with visitors at the Rancho Santa Fe Library on the history and travel adventures of the unique organization. PPhoto by Christina Macone-Greene

100,000 enrollments. The program is attracting baby boomers. “We have adults that want to explore the world,” she said, adding how roughly 4 million people have taken part in the program since its inception. “If you’re somebody who enjoys learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting the most wonderful people, all in a comfortable and safe environment, this might be something for you,” Swaim said. The educational component of the travel series varies with university and museum connections. “I group lead a program out of Los Angeles called Art Collectors and Their Collections. We go to the L.A. County Museum of Art, Getty Center, the Huntington and the Norton

Start your spring with fashion &fun RANCHO SANTA FE — Get tickets now the fourth annual Spring Xposure Fashion Show from 5 to 8 p.m. March 26 at Cielo Village, 18029 Calle Ambiente, featuring radio stars Jagger & Kristi from 92.5 FM. This year’s charity beneficiary is "Shelter to Soldier," a non-profit organization that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to be psychiatric service companions for wounded combat veterans. The event will have a live runway show with fashions by Nordstorm as well as local San Diego boutiques. Music will be by Wayne Foster Entertainment plus silent and live auctions. Complimentary gourmet appetizers will be provided by BiCE, Davanti Enoteca, Mia Francesca, Red Oven,Angelic Imports: Goufrais German Chocolate,Schwans, Cafe Secret, Rotisserie Affair Catering and the Great Eastbound Bar and Grill. Cocktails are sponsored by Stella Artois, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey, Moonshine Tequila,U4RIK,Bon Affair Champagne, Magnifico Giornatta Champagne,Leucadia Red Wine and Sin Riva Tequila. For tickets or information, call (858) 578-5900 or email

Simon, but we use the docents from those museums because they are so well trained,” she said. Swaim also wanted people to know how their organization teams up with cultural institutions, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She described Road Scholar as the leading educational travel source of its kind. “You make lifelong friends, and you never stop learning with us,” she said. Those in attendance were anxious to learn of where Swaim visited. She shared her very first experience on a trip to Costa Rica. On her itinerary, it said she would visit the home of a local Costa Rican. “Well, I found myself in the home of an ex-president of Costa Rica and his wife.

They had us for tea, and they spoke to us about what life was like as president and first lady and what their life was like now,” Swaim said. That first trip made an indelible imprint. Trips range from local destinations to around the world. Swaim noted how they have very inspirational instructors and it’s also a welcoming environment for solo travelers. According to Swaim, sometimes half of the trip equates to solo travelers. Getaways with Road Scholar are educational experiences of a lifetime, and for many, shifted the way people embark on their own travels. To learn more, visit

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Scripps doctors look forward to 2015

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Thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions? As you ponder your goals for the New Year, consider what several local doctors at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Encinitas hope to accomplish in 2015. Like many of us, they want to focus on physical, mental and emotional health during the upcoming months.

fiction and nonfiction, and recent favorite reads include “The Night Circus,” “The Art of Racing in the Rain” and “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. “My resolution is to be more efficient with my time so I can spend some time reading every day without sacrificing sleep,” says Dr. Walker.


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Gerard Lumkong, MD Family medicine doctor Gerard Lumkong, MD, has some milestones approaching and wants to put his friends and family front and center. “I want to spend more time with my family, especially my mother,” says Dr. Lumkong. “I also am excited to plan a 50th birthday adventure and a 20th wedding anniversary celebration.” To maintain his energy and stamina for an eventful year, Dr. Lumkong will stay in shape through biking along San Diego’s coast and occasionally on mountain trails. Rising early two or three mornings for spin classes at the local YMCA will round out his fitness routine.

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Elena Dolgonos, MD Family medicine doctor Elena Dolgonos, MD, enjoys caring for the whole family, and in 2015, she wants to spend more time with her own. “My New Year’s resolution is to focus on the important people in my life— my children, my husband and my parents—and spend more quality time with them.” Gay Walker, MD Internal medicine doctor Gay Walker, MD, resolves to catch up on her reading and not lose needed rest. Dr. Walker enjoys both

Trang Le, MD Family medicine doctor Trang Le, MD, provides compassionate care to her patients, respecting their cultural beliefs and ideals. Originally from Vietnam, Dr. Le enjoys working with teens, as well as focusing on women’s health. “My New Year’s resolution is to be more forgiving and always have an open mind,” says Dr. Le. Primary care doctors play an important role in partnering with you on your health, and can help you set and attain your 2015 goals. This may include helping you start and maintain good habits—like getting more exercise, improving your sleep habits, or adding more nutritious foods into your diet—as well as breaking bad habits, whether that’s smoking or overeating. Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Encinitas includes eight primary care physicians and four nurse practitioners who work together as a team. Located inside North Coast Health Center at 477 North El Camino Real, Building A, the practice also has on-site lab services, rheumatology and general surgery services, as well as free parking and Wi-Fi. And for those patients who need hospital care, three nationally recognized Scripps hospitals are nearby. Patients also have access to Scripps premier specialty care, including nationally ranked heart and orthopedic programs. For more information or to schedule an appointment with any of the doctors at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Encinitas, call (760) 479-3900.

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STEPPING UP Former New Children’s Museum board member and Rancho Santa Fe resident Rich Horner is shifting from volunteer to full-time staff as he joins the museum leadership team as director of Development. Horner will be responsible for the stewardship of donors and developing a future growth platform. His past contributions include bringing a management process that incorporated consistent metrics to evaluate and report on key performance indicators. Pictured above: New Children’s Museum Senior staff members, from left, Kerri Fox and Wade Lindenberger, congratulate new Director of Development and Rancho Santa Fe resident Rich Horner, along with museum staff members Julianne Markow and Tomoko Kuta. Courtesy photo



Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ FIREFIGHTERS PRAISED BY PETA PETA’s Compassionate Fire Department awards are on their way to honor the Carlsbad Fire Department and the Oceanside Fire Department for rescuing Spike, a dog that became wedged between two large storage containers while playing with children at a playground. First responders rushed to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to pry the containers apart, allowing Spike to be reunited with his family. SCHOLARSHIP STAR Congratulations to student Jaime Medina, who was selected as one of two Region X representatives recommended for the statewide CalWORKs scholarship. Medina was awarded a $250 scholarship from the region and will be attending the state CalWORKs conference. He will also be considered for the $1,000 statewide CalWORKs scholarship, selected from among 10 regional finalists.


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BLOCK PARTY ON CEDROS North Cedros Lofts invites the community to a block party from 3 to 8 p.m. March 27 at 120 E. Cliff St., Solana Beach to celebrate the grand opening of the Rebecca Norman Studio. Hear music by Big Boss Bubeleh KIKI’S TRUNK SHOW Kiki Designs, Island inand DJ Savvy Dave plus demonstrations and sample spired, hand-made jewelry, sales. For more information, is combining its 2015 Trunk

REGION — Two years ago, Santa Luz resident and Pacific Ridge freshman David Wiesley was walking through his younger brother’s elementary school when he noticed something surprising in the trash bins — perfectly good school supplies. End-of-year locker and classroom cleanings had resulted in piles of markers, rulers and notebooks headed for the landfill, but Wiesley had another destination in mind for the discarded supplies. He created Tools Organize Successful Students (TOSS) as a way to connect schools with excess supplies to schools in need. The initiative has quickly grown from school project to successful non-profit program. Last year, TOSS facilitated the collection and donation of supplies between eight local schools. He is currently in talks with the Poway Unified School District about adding more schools to the TOSS network. To learn more visit sues and developments for their local area. McElroy is also actively involved in the community of Encinitas. COMPOSER FROM MIRACOSTA Eric Foster, associate music instructor at MiraCosta College, performed one of his compositions May 7 with the Southern California Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by a fellow MiraCostan associate, Branden Muresan), and will premiere a new piece at an upcoming concert at USD. PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE The Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” recently inducted another new member, Amanda Riley, general manager of Blaze Pizza at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, 5620 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 126C. Riley is interested in working with youth and helping kids and will hold a fundraiser at the restaurant March 20 so to benefit the club.

Minding your Ps and Qs while in Beantown small talk jean gillette here are, of course, so many reasons T to love living in laid-back

carry proof of insurance in your car. Your registration is proof. I rather like that one. Much of their attitude apparently stems from old English law, when they were one of the original 13 colonies, and there hasn’t been time enough to clean up many of the older laws on the books. Be aware that there is still no hunting on Sundays and many cities and counties observe “blue laws” that prohibit the sale of liquor on Sundays. In addition, witches are still banned from Massachusetts and it’s illegal to be an atheist or to “reproach God” there. It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients, eat more than three sandwiches at a wake or use tomatoes in the production of clam chowder. You’d best just watch your mouth and your manners, young man. If you can’t control yourself, you’ll end up living in New York.

Southern California, but I have begun to appreciate it from an entirely different perspective, since my son moved to Boston. Yes, I love Boston, love to visit it, but the state of Massachusetts is one tough cookie. The lawmakers there simply brook no nonsense, mister, and haven’t since colonial times. If you’re in Mass., you had better mind your Ps and Qs, be prepared to toe the line and take the consequences of your actions, and I don’t mean maybe. The first thing I heard about was a myth about a brothel law, which allegedly prohibits sorority houses because groups of women, Jean Gillette may have living together, is just suseaten more than three picious. It turns out the actual zoning code law says sandwiches in Boston — No, wait. They were cannolis no more than four unreand they were delicious. lated students, of any sex, Contact her at jgillette@ may share an apartment or house, but no mention is made of brothels. Still, we know where it started, so no monkey business, missy. My son also learned there is no option for traffic school in Massachusetts. If you are foolish enough to get a citation, you will just have to wear that scarlet letter on your driving record for all the world to see, and use to raise your policy rates. However, you don’t need to

A TRIBUTE TO SPRING Ole man winter is packing away his “liquid sunshine” and the first day of Spring arrives on March 20th, so let’s all celebrate the good fortune we enjoy by living in Southern California. As we mark the Vernal Equinox this year, why not join Mother Nature and Spring into Life too! SPRING INTO LIFE - show those close to your heart that you love them by spending time with them. Go to a park, the beach, your own back yard; the location doesn’t matter, the time spent together does. SPRING INTO LIFE - revisit your New Year’s resolutions and keep working on the goals you set in January until they become accomplishments. SPRING INTO LIFE - make a difference in our great community. Our city is blessed with an excellent group of community service clubs. You can join others who share a focus of improving the quality of life for our residents. Each day is a new opportunity to SPRING INTO LIFE. Grab hold, have fun, and enjoy each and every moment!



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The Theatre School @ their skills and become North Coast Rep provides more confident in their children and teens with a abilities. From Improvisafe place to grow and ex- sation and Scene Study to plore. Our camps are de- Musical Theatre and Audisigned to foster creativity, tion Technique, our team instill confidence, build of professionals will guide self-esteem, and provide a teen actors towards making basis for communication, strong choices that will help leading to life long team them stand out. We have building skills. Our camp also added a playwriting works on a weekly cycle. Each week from July 6th through July 31st is packed with a full line-up of creative activities taught by theatre professionals; from improvisation and acting to musical theatre and playwriting with a showcase each Friday for parents and friends! Parents may purchase one or two weeks or combine with the two week Willy Wonka Kids Camp for all four weeks of summer fun. A performance of Willy Wonka Kids will be held on workshop this summer from July 17th at 1pm in the the- June 22nd - 26th which will atre. New this year is our give young playwrites the half day Frozen Camp June opportunity to flesh out sto22nd - 26th for kids 4 - 8 ry ideas and scenes for our years of age! This is a great Fifteenth Annual One-Act introduction into the world Festival in the fall. Students ages 10 - 19 of theatre without the commitment of a full day camp. are also encouraged to A showcase will be held on audition for our Summer June 26th for parents and Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night. Directed by friends. For teens, our week- Benjamin Cole this show long intensives run July is a must for anyone who 6th through July 31st and loves the Bard! Considered are designed to challenge to be one of Shakespeare’s our older actors to stretch greatest comedies, Twelfth

Night is about illusion, deception, disguises, madness, and the extraordinary things that love will cause us to do—and to see. Rehearsals will be evenings throughout the summer. Audition and performance dates will be announced soon. For more information or to be added to our sum-

From Improvisation and Scene Study to Musical Theatre and Audition Technique, our team of professionals will guide teen actors towards making strong choices that will help them stand out. mer Shakespeare e-mail list please contact Space for all camps is limited so reserve your spot early before they sell out! All camps are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted. Discounts available for multiple week or sibling enrollments. Call (858)4811055 or / TheatreSchool. North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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BROADWAY BABIES SUMMER CAMP: FROZEN • June 22–26 A ½ day camp that teaches theatre games with rhythm, music and sound! A performance based on the story of "Frozen" will be presented on the final day of camp.

AGES 5 – 14 SUMMER FUN CAMP: WILLY WONKA KIDS • July 6–17 Students will learn all the skills necessary to prepare for a show including audition technique, improvisation, singing, dancing, acting and how to develop a character. And it’s all in a fun non-threatening atmosphere!! SUMMER DRAMA FUN CAMP • July 20–24 & July 27–31 Each week is packed with a full line-up of creative activities; from improvisation and acting to musical theatre and playwriting with a showcase each Friday for parents and friends! Parents may purchase one, two or combine with the “Willy Wonka Kids” for all four weeks.

IMPROVISATION • July 6–10 Allow your child’s mind to soar freely and their creativity to blossom! Improvisation is the key to unlocking hidden talents. TRIPLE THREAT • July 13–17 This Musical Theatre Intensive will help you put together 16 and 32 bar audition cuts that will showcase not only your voice, but your acting as well. TEEN SCENE STUDY • July 20–24 Take your acting skills to the next level! Using text from Classical, Modern and Contemporary plays we will teach you how create a more fully realized character that comes alive in performance! AUDITION STRATEGY • July 27–31 A one week intensive that gives students the opportunity to stretch their skills in a fun and exciting professional atmosphere. This workshop will help you put together a monologue that will showcase your acting and teach you how to nail the callback.

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Community workshops offer free home-selling education ENCINITAS — If you are considering selling your home, the smartest move you can make is to attend one of the upcoming workshops. Realtors Paul and Emily Hervieux of Keller Williams are offering a series of free workshops to educate homeowners about all aspects of the home-selling process. The workshops are comprehensive and feature the Hervieuxs’ innovative — and proven — tactics for successful home selling. For the husband and wife team, success doesn’t just mean getting the home sold. It means selling the home for the highest price possible. One of the topics that will be covered is what the Hervieuxs call “intelligent fix-ups.” These are small — but smart — changes that a seller can make to their home before they list it that will have a great impact on the home’s value. “We define intelligent fix-ups as things a seller can do to get a 3:1 return,” Emily Hervieux said. “For every dollar spent, the seller will yield a $3 higher sales price.” The Hervieuxs realize that every home is differ-

There are two workshops on March 26, at noon and 6:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express at 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive in Cardiffby-the-Sea. ent, and the amount and type of intelligent fix-ups necessary will vary. The workshop will teach sellers to evaluate each area and room of their home, from the inside out, and be able to identify changes they can make. Staging is another essential component to home selling that the Hervieuxs

will cover. The National Association of Realtors says that staging typically costs from 1 to 3 percent of list price, and increases the value of a home by 8 to 10 percent. The Hervieuxs believe in staging so much that they provide it free of charge to their clients. At the workshop, they will speak indepth about why staging is important and how to do it properly. Once a home is ready to be listed, it is crucial to market it properly. The Hervieuxs are up to date on the latest and most effective ways to market a home both locally and internationally, and will share this knowledge with workshop attendees. Their proven marketing methods yield multiple offers within two weeks, 73 percent of the time. There are two workshops on March 26, at noon and 6:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express at 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive in Cardiffby-the-Sea. For more information about upcoming workshops or to contact Paul and Emily Hervieux, visit www. or call (858) 210-5241.

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Educational Opportunities Maximizing your Social Security benefits

LOCATION Rancho Santa Fe Library

REFRESHMENTS Thursday, April 2nd at 11:00 am

The Social Security Act of 1935 ensured that hard working Americans would have income to support them during retirement. Over time, Social Security may have reduced worries about retirement to the point that many people don’t give their Social Security a second thought. With a little planning, you can receive more in Social Security benefits than expected as well as learn how to leverage other sources of income for retirement. Social Security is not straight forward for most people. In fact, there are strategies you can employ to maximize the benefits you are eligible to receive – particularly among married, divorced and widowed individuals.

Please join us for a special Social Security Workshop at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, where you will be provided with critical informationtohelpyoumaximize your Social Security benefits. Important Social Security facts to be covered in the workshop include; What is the current status of Social Security? When is the optimal time for you to start collecting Social Security? How can you maximize benefits for yourself and your spouse? What are delayed retirement credits? How can you coordinate Social Security benefits with other retirement assets to maximize your retirement income? This FREE informative workshop will be held at Rancho Santa Fe Library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe,

CA. Join us for refreshments, Thursday, April 2 at 11:00am. Reservations are required, so please call today. We are expecting a capacity audience and seating is limited, please guarantee your attendance by calling Serena at 760-642-2678. A special thank you to those who attend, all guests will receive a FREE Social Security Guide! We are providing this valuable information pertaining to your Social Security benefits at no cost. Please understand, we are not affiliated with the Social Security Administration and we do not provide any legal or tax advice, nor promote, market or recommend any tax plan or arrangement.

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When a stroll through farmers markets inspires you to try your hand at new recipes, your first stop should be The Curious Fork’s cooking classes in Solana Beach. These interactive classes are a fun way to spend an evening with friends, as well as sharpen some new culinary skills in an intimate and encouraging environment. The popular Farmers Market Basket class is offered weekly and guides you through fresh local fare or you could try the Vegan/ Vegetarian Corner course,

which shows you creative ways to incorporate plantbased ingredients into your homemade meals. The Curious Fork also offers a rotating schedule of specialty classes including a raw chocolate course just in time for Easter. The Curious Fork is a haven for the health-conscious. The quick-service café and multi-use culinary space is open for breakfast and lunch, and the menu highlights a number of organically sourced, gluten-free fare including freshly baked pastries, nourishing salads

and sandwiches, handmade tacos, and specials. The Curious Fork is the only place in the San Diego area serving the coveted Blue Bottle Coffee. A curated retail shop features carefully selected products to promote healthy living and improve at-home cooking technique including specialty gifts, appliances, utensils, and artisan goods. The Curious Fork is located at 512 Via de la Valle; private events and catering are available. To sign up for classes, call 858.876.6386 or visit

Historic Parry Grove Trail reopens after 5-year closure Unsafe trail conditions caused by erosion closed trail TORREY PINES — Parry Grove Trail, a halfmile loop in a scenic area of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, has reopened to the public after a fiveyear closure due to unsafe trail conditions caused by erosion. The trail is now back in shape: native vegetation has recovered up to


the edges of the trail, false trails have largely grown over and the flower season has begun. The community is invited to come take a hike. The official public ceremony was held March 15, celebrated by representatives of California State Parks, Torrey Pines Docent Society, and Torrey Pines Association. Regular weekend parking admission to the Reserve is $12 to $15 (free parking can be found outside the gate along the

state beach). Interpretive hikes led by docents will be offered at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. March 21 and March 22 and March 28 and March 29. An anonymous donor, via the Torrey Pines Association, provided funding for all trail repairs. Torrey Pines Association is a non-profit fundraising organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural and historic resources of the Reserve.

The Torrey Pines Docent Society also played a pivotal role in supporting the state’s restoration of the trail: volunteers assisted with repairs by installing trail delineators (a rod and cable system). Parry Grove Trail is one of three original trails designed by Guy Fleming and Ralph Cornell between 1915 and 1921. Parry Grove Trail and Whitaker Garden were initially closed December 2010, due to public safety hazards with failed stairs.

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first round of the playoffs, losing in competitive games each season. Boy, did they break through during their final hurrah. Kuo, a 5-9 point guard, nailed a three pointer from the left wing with 14.9 seconds to go to give the second-seeded Firebirds a one-point lead over the

ninth-seeded El Capitan Vaqueros, and Nalbandian sank a pair of free throws to seal a 58-55 victory in the CIF Division 4 Championship on Saturday morning at Jenny Craig Pavilion. The victory was the 22nd on the season for Pacific Ridge (22-6), doubling its previous high total and giving the school its first CIF

basketball title. But it was not easy. El Capitan, led by senior guard Ryan Smith and forward Andy Casas, scored 10 unanswered points to start the fourth quarter — including back-to-back threes by junior guard Bryant Irvin — to take a 52-40 lead with TURN TO PACIFIC RIDGE ON A16



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I’ve been Big Duck. I’ve been Big Coach. I’ve been floored by what is happening where I was both. Turns out that big ol’ city to our south — San Diego — has nothing on Encinitas. And isn’t that a shame. While the Chargers and San Diego ride their stadium merry-go-round, we present Magdalena Ecke YMCA and the Encinitas Little League. These two organizations are dear to my heart and I’m not alone. Thousands of my neighbors have sweated in the YMCA gym; sampled the sweets at the ELL snack bar. It was a pleasure being called “Big Duck” as I took two sons through the YMCA’s Indian Guides. It was a moniker that always made kids smile and isn’t that why we’re on this earth? And there’s few greater greetings than when a youngster shouts “Coach” in your direction. I took those same two sons through ELL, from T-ball to the Majors. It was such a hoot doing it that I remain in the dugout. My sons with untied laces and untucked jerseys are gone but I still enjoy my sunsets with a team that this year answers to the A’s. But all is not rosy on this plot of land once filled with poinsettias. The bloom has wilted on the relationship between these two anchors, which make Encinitas a dynamite place to live. The bottom line is the YMCA wants to expand and it’s batting its eyes at the ELL fields. Ready for parking lots and facilities where kids scream, “Hey batter, batter!”

Would the YMCA really muscle out young ‘uns learning America’s past time, but oh so much more? I’m not a lawyer so it’s easy to dumb this controversy down, so here goes. ELL once hung its single at Moonlight Beach, where it started in 1957. It’s among the oldest Little Leagues in San Diego County. But ELL needed more space and Paul Ecke, Sr., the patriarch of the family with a name synonymous with poinsettias, offered a parcel on 300 Saxony Road. In the late-1980s, the current four baseball/ multipurpose fields at 200 Saxony Road were introduced and it’s been smiles and giggles since. That was so true last summer, when the ELL All-Star team — with a poinsettia on its longtime logo — went on a historic run. Out of the estimated 400 Southern California Little Leagues, none were better than ELL. The plucky group that garnered much publicity for Encinitas finished two wins shy of reaching the Little League World Series. It took the national champion, Nevada, to eliminate ELL. From that success, ELL has never been more popular. It has 542 registered players and this nonprofit never turns someone away for financial reasons. But sadly ELL is the nail and YMCA has the hammer. Recently the 25-year lease between Encinitas



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MARCH 20, 2015

Local couple tackles 500-mile foot trek in Spain


f one were to sum up in numbers the experience that Tim and Pege’louise ondash gy O’Shea had walking the legendary Camino de Santiago in Spain, it would look like this: 500 miles; 35 days; 20 miles a day; and two pairs of shoes. Impressive, but far from a complete picture. The numbers alone don’t tell of the stunning scenery, majestic cathedrals; quaint towns and cozy inns; friendly and proud people; and all those personal and spiritual insights gained while walking, walking, walking. “You learn how resilient your body and spirit are,” Peggy says. “Your body and spirit are so tired when you walk into the town or village at the end of the day, but after a shower, a night’s sleep and some food, we would be ready to go the next morning. We really couldn’t wait to get going again.” Should you not be acquainted with the Camino de Santiago, it is a famed pilgrimage route that begins at various points in Europe, but all roads lead to Santiago, Spain, in the country’s northwest corner. It was one of the most popular pilgrimage routes in the Middle Ages, and Santiago is the site of the Cathedral Santiago de Compostela, a shrine to the apostle St. James the Great. Catholic tradition holds that the remains of St. James were carried by boat from Jerusalem and buried here. The O’Sheas, San Marcos residents, began their long walk at St. Jean Pied De Port, in the far southwestern corner of France. They chose this route because of its popularity and tradition. The Camino rose to prominence in the 2010 film “The Way,” which starred Martin Sheen. His character made the trip in honor of his son, who had

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Peggy O’Shea of San Marcos makes her way up a pebbled street in Rabanal del Camino, a village about two-thirds of the way to Santiago, the end of the 500-mile pilgrimage. “We left there at 5:30 a.m.,” Tim O’Shea remembers. “It was a long day because of the terrain. Rabanal is very old and very pretty, but very rustic.”

Tim and Peggy O’Shea have framed the documents that verify their 500-mile, on-foot pilgrimage via the Camino de Santiago. Every inn, café and business along the way has a unique stamp which pilgrims collect in their “credentials.” Those who live along the Camino “are very dedicated to it and their culture,” Tim says. “It shows; it’s so clean.” When pilgrims reach trail’s end at the city of Santiago and the Cathedral Santiago de Compostela, credentials are verified and pilgrims receive a certificate written in Latin that confirms they’ve completed the journey. Photos by Tim O’Shea

died during the walk. Now up to a quarter-million believers and non-believers follow the path to Santiago each year. The O’Sheas began considering such

a trip after hearing about it from friends. “We would hear them talk about how they were training and … it started to become something we felt we had to do,” Peggy recounts. “We’ve been walkers for over 30 years and just knew that it would be something we would enjoy.” For the record, Tim was 64 and Peggy 60 at the time. They planned and they trained, then decided to go for it. They left in mid-September 2014. “We thought this trip would be a challenge and a great adventure,” Peggy adds. “We both love a challenge.” They weren’t the oldest ones on the trail, however. “We met a woman who was about 75 who was on her fourth 500-mile walk,” Tim remembers. “She was leading a group of senior women. She said this trip was the

This chalet in France is situated at the start of the Camino de Santiago, the 500-mile trail that winds from St. Jean Pied De Port (one of many starting points throughout Europe) to the cathedral in the city of Santiago. The O’Sheas of San Marcos chose this route because it’s said that St. Francis traveled this path, and as a result, it has become one of the most popular Camino trails.

first time she could see the vistas because of bad weather during the other trips.” The approximately 20 miles a day gave the couple plenty of time to think, to talk, to drink in the silence. Even after being married for 37 years, Peggy says, “we were so surprised at how much we had to talk about. We loved our time together … We felt like a couple of kids again with no worries — just one goal each day, and that was to walk the 15 to 20 miles.” During the quiet stretches, Tim adds, “you can really have clarity of thought with prayer and meditation.” The trek did present a few challenges. “You can’t walk 500 miles without some foot problems,” Peggy acknowledges. “Everyone gets blisters.” “You’ll jump a shoe size in a few days TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON A16

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A California bistro lives at Hilton Garden Inn mecula presents a Grains & Grapes March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Refugee Brewery teams up with Thornton for a fourcourse wine, beer and food extravaganza. $75. RSVP at (951) 699-0099. Il Fornaio restaurant in Del Mar has a Michele Chiarlo Italian wine and feast March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Chef Robert Carboni has included Salmoncino al Forno, included with the Chiarlo 2009 Barolo. Cost is $55. Call (858) 755-8876. Vittorio’s in Carmel Valley San Diego has a Foxen Vineyards wine dinner, March 26 at 6 p.m. Four-courses will be presented with paired Foxen wines. Coast is $59.50 RSVP at (858) 538-5884. Cal State San Marcos Tasting Room Management Certificate Program is coming in March. CSUSM has partnered with Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute to videoconference their popular Tasting Room Management Certificate classes to the San Diego audience at the local Cal State San Marcos Campus. There are five courses in March and April. Register at

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Hanis Cavin, owner of Carnitas Snack Shack in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, is one of more than two dozen chefs participating in Chef Celebration’s 20th annual spring dinner series, which kicks off at Pamplemousse Grill. Courtesy photo

Top chefs team up for San Diego’s culinary future By Bianca Kaplanek

REGION — If you’ve ever dreamed of enjoying a meal, with each course prepared by a different culinary master, then Chef Celebration’s annual spring dinner series is for you. For five consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 31, well-known San Diego chefs will present five-course dinners at five different restaurants throughout the county. The 20th annual event kicks off at Pamplemousse Grill in Solana Beach with the restaurant’s chef, Jeffery Strauss, preparing the second-course selections — a duo of toro and sashimi with shaved Périgord truffles or Texas quail with foie gras and sweet Italian sausage — and dessert. First-course offerings will come from The Marine Room’s Bernard Guillas and include an almond-fennel-pollen-dusted Maine diver scallop with cauliflower purée or organic Hokto Farm mushrooms bisque. Stephane Voitzwinkler from Bertrand at Mister A’s is preparing one of three entrees — a choucroute of seafood that includes roasted monkfish, petrale sole sausage, turned potatoes and seafood veloute. In celebration of Passover, the April 7 dinner at Terra American Bistro in La Mesa will be a seder dinner. Chefs include Sam Zien, better known as Sam the Cooking Guy, and Hanis Cavin, owner of Carnitas Snack Shack. Chef Celebration was founded in 1995 to enhance the knowledge and potential of young, aspiring culinarians. The dinner series pairs teams of top chefs with ambitious young talent to raise funds for the organization’s scholarship program, which sends lower- and midlevel cooks to the Culinary Institute of America Greystone near

Napa for a week of intensive training. Since its inception the foundation has raised approximately $225,000 in scholarship funding and helped more than 80 local aspiring chefs further their professional careers. A current member of the Chef Celebration board of directors, Cavin, who is quick to note the irony between his Jewish heritage and the name of his restaurants, was one of the first aspiring chefs to be awarded the trip. “It was incredible,” Cavin said. “Unlike some other schools, it’s only about food.” The program has changed a bit during the past two decades. Initially, selected cooks attended individually and chose a course of study for the week. Now they go as a group and Chef Celebration writes the curriculum, Cavin said. “They’re surrounded by people who want to do the same thing,” he added. “When I went there were caterers and personal chefs, who aren’t the same as restaurant chefs. “The restaurant chefs were drawn together, like magnets,” he said. “We realized what we do is special and we have to stay true to it. I still keep in touch with two of the chefs I met there.” The application process is mainly an interview and surprisingly doesn’t include any cooking. “I look for the sparkle in their eye when they talk about food,” Cavin said. “They have to be emotional because if they’re not, they don’t care. It’s a craft, not a hobby.” Cavin said board members also look for people who plan to stay in San Diego. “We don’t want to invest in someone who is going somewhere else,” he said. “We want to keep the people local to better our TURN TO CHEFS ON 16

oday I was pondering how many lives were changed by that musical group, The Beach Boys, when they sang “In the warm California Sun!” This year, with the weather going from bad to worse in the Midwest and on the East Coast, while we soak in the coastal breezes in the mid-70s, take a stroll along the Coast Highway and pick out your favorite bistro to settle in for a lovely sunset and a glass or two of a delicious white or red wine, and pat yourself on the back for being one of the chosen ones to enjoy this most beautiful part of America. The city of Carlsbad is especially endowed with a relaxed, glamorous group of resorts with a sea breeze-friendly environment, easy access and dining at the inviting bar and intimate table arrangements. California Beach Bistro at the Hilton Garden Inn fits perfectly into this model Southern California lifestyle. It was there that I met Executive Chef Ricardo Vargas, who has over 25 years of culinary experience, and has spent more than a year at the Hilton Garden Inn. His playful, oversized menu, with its share of bold dining surprises has lots of active appetizer lightweight items like green tomato sliders, pacific shrimp and crab cakes. In the salad column, I went for the Carlsbad Local Farm Strawberry Salad, but you might like the Greek Salad and Quinoa. In looking at the entrees, I asked Vargas what he would personally choose. “I’m a beef eater. We have only Angus beef in a rib eye cut, 10-ounce. I prepare it in a port reduction sauce, to maximize the flavor,” he said. With his warm, friendly personality on display, Vargas went on to future plans for the bar and closely knit banquet/family table that can accommodate a large number of guests. “We want to do lots of food and wine pairing events, and start up a series of cooking classes. We grow many fresh herbs on the property. I can’t compete with my grandma and mother for home-style recipes. They had their own way of doing things, but I have learned to create my own flavor profile through herbs and sauces.” That same creative level that has made the menu so attractive needs to be achieved in the wine list. Aside from a surprising Dom Perignon Champagne that went for over $200, the list contained little that fascinated me. Only 16 wines

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were offered, plus several sparkling wines. Most of the names can be found in super markets. This should change soon to catch up with the creativity driven by the flavorful menu selections. There are many wine treasures, not so well known, that will build a large following for the perfect combination of coastal food, wine and a relaxed ambience that is California Beach Bistro. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Happy hour is daily from 4 to 7 p.m. See more at Wine Bytes Thornton Winery in Te-

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her answer these questions. “I was very lucky. I found a lot of sons and daughters of performers,” she said. See also had the opportunity to meet and interview some female performers, one of which was 91. While See authored so


different than it would have been. While the concepts she shared would not be profound that evening, she said, her hope was that one person would each walk away with something new to implement into their lives. She picked the word “harness” for a very specific reason. Much like riding a horse, she said, a harness helps with control. Using this perspective is a way to help anchor individuals. Ga r ret son - P roba s co went on to say how harnessing perspective can help people with their past, present and future. And the power of perspective can free someone from their past. “At some point in our life, we’re going to be faced with a challenge whether it’s in our childhood or whatever time it may be in our life. The real question however is, ‘How am I going to respond?’” she asked the crowd. A different perspective can view these issues as a momentary setback. She

T he R ancho S anta F e News many regarded novels she said she does not lose sight of two things she learned along the way. “These words that I’m writing and these books that I write are my heartbeat and the second is that you have to cut to the bone to write,” she said. Following her presentation, See received a loud applause, answered a few ques-

tions and signed copies of her book, “China Dolls.” This event was done in partnership with Warwick’s of La Jolla and supported by its generous sponsors including Donald E. Johnson of Wells Fargo Advisors and Realtor Eveline Bustillos. All proceeds from this fundraiser go directly to the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild.

used a phrase that perspective can either make one better or bitter. Another term Garretson-Probasco used was to “reframe.” If a negative situation is occurring, by reframing it, one can learn from this circumstance rather than having it ultimately bring them down. “If they just change their perspective, they’ve changed their outlook,” she said, adding how even in negative situations there is something to learn. An advocate of counseling, Garretson-Probasco said in some instances, sometimes all someone needs is for a person to come alongside them when they are in a rough spot to help them get through it. “In my opinion, we don’t heal well anyhow, without community,” she said, adding how this could be a friend, counselor, pastor or someone else. There is a difference between “healing” and “healing well.” “Some of us had painful experiences in our childhood and some later in life,” she said. “But it’s learning

how to integrate that. It’s learning how to accept all the parts of our life because really that’s who we are and makes us who we are.” Ga r ret son - P roba s co said that embracing the truth is the starting point for surviving the unwanted, bearing the unbearable and finding hope. Facing difficulties through the lenses of faith, hope, love and courage is key. “As a result, resilience rather than defeat characterizes the present moment because the diversity is not seen as a setback but as an opportunity,” she said “In this room this evening none of us knows all the circumstances of each other’s lives, but the one thing you know is that harnessing the power of perspective will bring healing to our past, resilience to our present, and equip us to embrace our future with compassion, courage, and hope.” Ga r ret son - P roba s co currently has an office in southwest Riverside County and is soon opening an additional practice in San Diego North County.


city.” The dinner series gives chefs a unique opportunity to unite as philanthropic leaders while stepping out of their kitchens to give back to the communities that helped build their success. With several renowned

structure,” are the Santa Fe Irrigation District and San Dieguito Water District. According to Michael Bardin, general manager of the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the study will take roughly six months to complete. He also noted how there are efforts across the state to develop alternate supply resources. When addressing the Colorado River and the State Water Project, Bardin said those are the core supplies that California and Southern California has utilized for the last 70 to 80 years. “When those supplies are tapped out with the growth we’ve had in Southern California, environmental regulations in the Delta in Northern California and then you couple that with a drought, those supplies are becoming increasingly unreliable,” Bardin said. “So what’s happening across the state and all the way down to our level is folks are trying to develop alternative supplies.” Bardin went on to say that right now the San Diego region has a desalination plant being built in Carlsbad that should come online next year. It is expected to provide 7 percent of the region’s supply of drought proof water. And this project, he said, has cost almost a billion dollars. “The challenge we have






HIT THE ROAD into the journey,” Tim adds, “and your feet will stay that way until you finish. Feet are the main topic of conversation when you meet other people.” Another challenge for some is finding a room at day’s end. “There was this steeple chase when you got within 2 to 3 kilometers (of the town). Some people have to walk to the next town because every place is filled.” The O’Sheas avoided the stampede by working with a company that booked hotels for them along the entire route. Having completed the Camino, the O’Sheas treated themselves to five days in Paris, then brought back to San Marcos many lasting memories. Their advice to those considering a similar journey? Wear good shoes, orthotics if you need them, be ready to handle a few hardships, and be open to new experiences. “Only two things can


Camino pilgrims leaving Pamplona soon arrive at the Alto de Perdon (Mountain of Forgiveness) at about 2,600 feet, where they encounter these large, metal-silhouette sculptures representing pilgrims on foot and horseback. It’s a place where old meets new, Tim O’Shea explains. “You have the sculptures representing pilgrims who have traveled the Camino for a thousand years, and high-tech wind turbines that supply energy to Pamplona.” Photo by Tim O’Shea

go wrong — not starting and not completing the Camino,” Peggy says. “Just go. It’s life-changing — a great time for reflection and beauty. Northern Spain is some of the most beautiful country you’ll ever see. If you are fortunate

enough to have the physical ability and to go with your partner-in-life, you are very lucky.” E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash

chefs sharing a kitchen — many of them often competing for customers at their respective restaurants — egos used to get in the way, but not so much anymore, Cavin said. “The goal is to better the food of San Diego,” he said. “That’s why we all keep doing it.” Each Chef Celebration dinner offers two seatings.

The cost is $85 per person for the Pamplemousse dinner and $65 per person for the other four. Reservations are available. Visit chefcelebration. org for complete menus and more information on the foundation, scholarships and other events, including a May 3 beer master pairing event that will feature 14 breweries and 14 chefs.

3:52 left in the game. Then, the Firebirds started to climb back, fueled by Green and Nalbandian, who scored the Firebirds next 13 points to cut the lead to 55-53 with 28.4 seconds. After a time out, Nalbandian found Kuo open on the wing for the three. “I was open, so I just looked up, shot it and it went in,” said Kuo, who scored 12 points in the championship game. The Vaqueros had a final chance, and got the look that it wanted when senior forward Robby Callaway snuck behind the defense, but missed a layup with 5 seconds left. Nalbandian secured the rebound after a brief scrum, and was fouled in the process. A win would have capped a dream postsea-



and the YMCA expired. The city exercised the 10-year extension, but it came with a previously non-existent caveat: either party could end the 10-year extension with 30 days notice. If the ELL, and other users of those fields get the word, they have to scram within a month. Sadly in this active community where people love to recreate, park space is in short supply. There’s certainly nothing that could replace the four fields, even with the

MARCH 20, 2015 is the inexpensive water has pretty much been used up. So these alternative supplies that we look at, desalination is very expensive because of the energy component, but as a regional project as part of the water supply portfolio, it’s reasonable to have a portion of the supply portfolio come from desalination,” he said. “In Santa Fe, we have been using recycled water for almost 15 years

highly treated wastewater only used for irrigation and transform it through a much more advanced purification processes. For the Santa Fe Irrigation District and its partners, rather than continually investing in purple pipe irrigation water, the goal is to take an in-depth look around the country and globe to tap into novel expertise in this area. The mission is to find an

So what’s happening across the state and all the way down to our level is folks are trying to develop alternative supplies.” Michael Bardin General Manager, Santa Fe Irrigation District

for irrigation in the western side of our service area; primarily the City of Solana Beach and the golf courses, Caltrans, and I call that purple pipe water.” Bardin explained that purple pipe water gets treated and it’s non-waste water that would normally be taken out to the ocean, but some of it gets treated to a little higher level for irrigation. Bardin underscored purple pipe water is not suitable for human consumption. “We’ve been doing that for 15 years,” he said. Public health officials in the State of California, Bardin pointed out, are moving at a pretty fast pace to develop the regulations to take

alternate way that is drought proof, locally controlled, and competitively cost-wise. “We’re looking to say let’s step back a second and take a look at potable reuse as a viable option for our agencies to explore because the regulations are changing. We want to understand them. We know the technology exists,” he said. While implementing such a project may be 5 to 10 years away, it needs to be researched. “We have to look at planning on those horizons because our lifestyle, our landscapes, our recreation, our health, and our economy all depend on a reliable water supply,” Bardin said.

son run for El Capitan, located in Lakeside, as the ninth-seeded team had defeated three higher seeds — including No. 1 Bonita Vista — to advance to the championship. Instead, the dream script went to the Firebirds, a school noted for its high-academic achievement, not necessarily for its athletics programs. None of the players on the team said they expect to play basketball in college, though all are in line for academic scholarships and entrance to some of the top universities in the country. “It is just amazing to be here,” Nalbandian said before the game. “We said at the beginning of the year that this would be our goal, and we accomplished it.” Pacific Ridge advances to the state Division 4 Playoffs, where it is seeded 15th and faces small-school powerhouse Maranatha of Pas-

adena, which boasts senior guard Tyler Dorsey, who is headed to Oregon on a basketball scholarship. Dorsey, who is participating in the prestigious Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game, averages 33.6 points per game on the season, according to Maxpreps, including 10 games in which he scored 40 or more points. Escondido was the only other North County boys team to win a CIF Divisional Championship. The Cougars defeated top-seeded Morse 63-49 to win the CIF Division 1 crown. Khy Kabellis, who is headed to North Dakota State, led Escondido with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 7 steals and 4 assists. Due to a quirk in the local CIF system, the Division 1 champion does not advance to the state playoffs, so Escondido’s season is over.

opening of the Encinitas Sports Park. So ELL, in its bid for stability and clarity, has offered Field 1 to the YMCA. ELL will move its juniors program (13- and 14-year-olds) to Encinitas Sports Park if it can retain Fields 2, 3 and 4 and the YMCA removes its 30-day trigger. The ELL position is one of compromise. While ELL, Encinitas Soccer and others would lose a field, the YMCA would have a large chunk of real estate to do with as it pleases. Will that be enough to

sway the YMCA? Will that be enough to salve the wounds of the ELL, which feels betrayed that Ecke’s original wish — Encinitas kids playing Little League on his land — is being hijacked? We’re not sure how this will turn out. But it’s worth watching because this has the potential of being a big deal. And that comes straight from the Big Duck and the Big Coach. Contact Jay Paris at Follow him on Twitter at jparis_sports and at

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Legend has it that all martial art forms in the world can trace their origins to the 1,500-year-old Shaolin Temple traditions, in Henan Province in China. At 7 p.m. April 12, “13 Shaolin Kung Fu Monks: a Demonstration of 1,500 Years of Culture and Kung Fu” will be at the David & Dorothea Garfield. For tickets, visit or call (858) 362-1348. Courtesy photo

$500,000 bond or give a video deposition, but he speaks no English, is illiterate in Spanish and, said his lawyer, y huck hepherd might be mentally incompetent). (Consolation: Material witnesses in Oregon earn Witness Protection Even dangerous fel- $7.50 a day.) ons sometimes serve short sentences, but Benito The Continuing Crisis The trendy St. Pauli Vasquez-Hernandez, 58 — guilty of nothing — has neighborhood in historic been locked up for nearly Hamburg, Germany, suffers 900 days (as of early March) its share of uncouth revelers as a “material witness” in a who wander out from nightWashington County, Ore., clubs seeking restroom famurder case. The pros- cilities but too often choose ecutor is convinced that walls of storefronts and Vasquez-Hernandez saw private homes, reported his own son, Eloy, murder a London’s The Guardian in woman in 2012, and the case a March dispatch. The soluis on hold until the victim’s tion, according to the civic body is found. The judge has group IG St. Pauli: paint given Vasquez-Hernandez jobs with an “intensely hytwo opportunities to leave, drophobic” product known both impractical (pay a as Ultra-Ever Dry,” which

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sages and “cuddl(ing).” The Job of the Researcher: Cockroaches can be bold explorers or shy and withdrawn, according to recent work by researchers at Belgium’s Universite Libre de Bruxelles, who caught a bunch of them, affixed radio tags and studied their movements. “Explorers” are necessary for locating food sources, although, obviously, they are also most likely to find Roach Motels; “shy, cautious” roaches are necessary for survival and group stability, and a mixture of the types ensures cockroaches’ legendary survivability. A Mother Nature News commentator wrote, hopefully, that understanding roaches’ personalities might make us “less quick” to “grab a shoe.”

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MARCH 20 SPRING CAMP Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside spring camp for youth, ages 5 to 18 during Oceanside Unified School District’s Spring Break, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6 through April 10 at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Online registration is available at BGCOceanside. org. PIZZA FOR OPTIMISTS Blaze Pizza at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, 5620 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 126C, will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. March 20 to benefit the Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers.”

Surf Club will be holding a beach-themed rummage sale and pancake breakfast in the parking lot of the La Jolla Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21. Find surfboards and skateboards, wetsuits and beach accessories in addition to traditional rummage sale. For more information, visit BIRDHOUSE FUNDRAISER Join the Buena Vista Audubon Society for its annual Birdhouse Auction Fundraiser and Open House at its newly remodeled nature center from 5 to 8 p.m. March 21 at 2202 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Cost is $10 at the door. For more information, contact Kelly Deveney at (760) 7212441. MARCH 21 CELEBRATE VEGRECYCLE SURF STUFF The WindanSea GIES A month-long celebraBring a flyer to the cashier before paying, for the club to get credit. For your flyer, email or call (760) 458-5222. FRIENDS OF JUNG San Diego Friends of Jung present a Friday Film Event showing “Ensoulment” at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the Winston School, 215 9th St., Del Mar. DEL MAR HISTORY The Del Mar Historical Society invites all to the 2015 Southwest Oral History Association conference March 20 and March 21 at L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar. For more information, visit or email

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tion will offer classes and festivities at Weidners Gardens Celebration of Herbs & Veggies Festival March 21 and March 22 at 695 Normandy Road, Encinitas. MARCH 22 ‘FINDING KIND’ The Grauer School’s Girl Rising Club will host “ Finding Kind” at 3 p.m. March 22 in the Great Hall, 1500 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Suggested admission is $5. The film looks at cruelty of girl bullying and the “Kind Campaign.” For more information, visit grauerschool. com or call (760) 274-2118. MARCH 23 RELAY FOR LIFE Register now for the Oceanside Relay for Life, a 24-hour event to raise money for the American Cancer Society from 10 a.m. April 18 to 10 a.m. April 19 at the Mira Costa College Athletic Field, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. MARCH 24 LONG -DISTA NCE HIKING From 7 to 9 p.m. March 24, at the San Pasqual High School Library, 3300 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido Sierra Club North County will discuss a long-distance hiking adventure on the Appalachian Trail. For more information, visit or call (760) 484-3440. HISTORICAL LOOK BACK “Silent Travelers: Prejudices Arising from Diseases Brought from the Old Country” will be the talk by Dr. Stephen Baird for North San Diego Coun-


MARCH 20, 2015 ty Genealogical Society at 9 a.m. March 24. For more information, email or call (760) 632-0416. MARCH 25 FORUM FOR SUCCESS A family forum, “Laying the Foundation for Success in High School, College and Beyond” will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 25 at San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive in the school media center. Make a reservation The Solana Beach library will host a Science and Magic Workshop at 3:15 p.m. March 25, for children in grades K-6. For more information, call the library at (858) 755-1404. MARK THE CALENDAR TASTE THE FUNK Get tickets now for the Taste of Leucadia April 2 Culinary Trail along North Coast Highway 101 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with 18 local restaurants, 13 San Diego craft breweries and wineries, live music at six stops and live poetry in the Leucadia Roadside Park. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of. Tickets with Sip Stops are $33 in advance, $40 the day of. For information and tickets, visit SPORTS RUMMAGE SALE Solana Beach is hosting a rummage sale offering gently used sports equipment to benefit the Skyline Global Education Program at La Colonia Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29, 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach. EGG HUNT The Grand Del Mar will host The Grand Hunt and family activities on the Aria Lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8, complimentary to Easter diners at the resort and resort guests. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 12:30 p.m. Baskets are provided.

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In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we welcome the entire community to our campus. We’ve planned a day long schedule of events and activities for attendees of all ages!

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Learn the latest on healthy aging RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center presents a two-day Healthy Aging Conference April 23 and April 24 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 5150 San Dieguito Road. The first day of the conference is for professionals and features speakers and offers continuing education units. The second day of the conference is for seniors and featured speakers, exhibitors, and lunch. The cost for seniors is $10 and includes presentations and lunch. Seniors can register for the conference by calling (858) 756-3041. Deadline to register is April 20. For more information about the Senior Center, visit

Apply now for summer drama camp RANCHO SANTA FE — Registration is now available for the Village Community Presbyterian Church summer youth theater camps from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, at 6225 Paseo Delicias. The week concludes with a showcase presentation at 7 p.m. July 24. This year, the teens will be working on Broadway songs and scenes in acting, singing and dancing workshops. The drama camp will have an overall theme with the special addition of an ‘Acting for the Camera’ workshop. Register at villagechu rchcom mu n The weeklong camp cost is $125 per student. Call (858) 756-2441, ext. 128.

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To make headway this year, you will need to learn to say no once in a while. You are always eager to help others, but your unselfish nature will cause you to miss important opportunities. Keep your priorities straight if you want to advance.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Be smart. Don’t live beyond your means, or you will have to pay the price. A serious revamping of your spending habits will be required to get back on track. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Plan a romantic evening with someone special. Try to get away from distractions or interruptions. Let your feelings be known, and share your plans for the future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Disgruntled colleagues can cause a great deal of tenPISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t sion in the workplace. Avoid gossip and allow anyone to meddle in your private malingerers. Do your job to the best of your ability and stay neutral. affairs. Take a realistic look at your relationships. You can solve your personal is- SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You need sues if you keep your emotions in check. to get out and enjoy yourself. A pleasant get-together with close friends will proARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Iron out vide some laughter and help you be more details that pertain to agencies or institucreative. tions if you want things to go smoothly. Check into real estate or other long-term SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Beinvestments. Lady Luck is in your corner. fore you make a commitment, consider what’s happened in the past when you TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t sit at entered binding situations. The last thing home waiting for things to happen. It’s you need is to become involved in risky or important to get out and enjoy group ac- dubious deals. tivities or community events. Avoid joint financial ventures or making a donation CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You should be firm when discussing what you or loan. want. If you allow yourself to be bullied GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Share your or intimidated, you will lose your self-rethoughts with friends and family. Expect spect. Make your feelings known. someone to make an unreasonable or AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You excessive demand. Suppressing your can learn a lot by observing the people hostility will make matters worse. Deal around you. Watching how others deal with stressful matters promptly. with issues can be beneficial in helping CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You could you determine your own course of action use a change. A creative activity will pro- in similar circumstances.


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+ tax

for 36 months

1 at this payment # FC019618. On approved above average credit. $1999 Due at Signing. $0 security deposit required. Payments plus tax & license, 36mo. closed end lease with purchase option. Excess mileage fees of 20¢ per mile based on 10,000 miles per year. Offer Expires 3/22/15

760-438-2200 VOLKSWAGEN

5500 Paseo Del Norte Car Country Carlsbad

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, $80 dealer document processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Expires 3-22-2015.

ar Country Drive

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Wolfsburg Edition 1.8T

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