The Coast News, April 7, 2023

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Fletcher ’s FALL

Once considered the Democratic favorite to replace State Sen. Toni Atkins, Nathan Fletcher has recently abandoned his campaign, resigned from the Board of Supervisors amid sexual assault and harassment allegations, and entered a treatment facility citing issues with PTSD and alcohol abuse.

FBI investigating drag show threat

Pride fundraiser at Belly Up nixed after online risks

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“threat of undisclosed violence” on social media that led to the cancelation of a drag show fundraiser on March 28 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach is now being investigated by the FBI’s Terrorism Unit, law enforcement officials confirmed.

The annual Disney Drag Takeover Benefit show is the largest fundraiser for the Oceanside-based Pride by the Beach, organized by the North County LGBTQ Resource Center, which partners with the Solana Beach music venue for the show.

Just hours before the start of the Tuesday night show, law enforcement and event organizers learned of

Del Mar rail project

gets $37M State allocates funds to stabilize bluff-top tracks

a video containing unspecified threats of violence. According to sheriff’s Lt. Christopher Lawrence, the video mentioned the Belly Up and the date and time corresponding with the drag show.

Organizers made the decision to cancel the show, and the sheriff’s bomb arson team searched the venue but did not find anything of concern, Lawrence said. “It didn’t come in necessarily as a bomb threat — it came in as a threat of undisclosed violence,” Lawrence told The Coast News. “We took precautions, just because of current events in the nation and the world, to utilize our bomb arson team and our explosives-sniffing dogs to make sure the venue was free of any items.”

The Sheriff’s Department confirmed the FBI is now handling the investi-

WESTBOUND SR-78 LANES REOPEN

Boulevard to El Camino Real reopened on Wednesday after crews repaired a failed corrugated metal culvert that formed a large sinkhole. However, also Wednesday, eastbound SR-78 lanes in the same area closed for several weeks for ongoing repairs.

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The California Transportation Commission has allocated over $37 million to stabilize the railway along the crumbling Del Mar bluffs until regional planners can relocate the tracks.

The state board allocated the funds to the San Diego Association of Governments for Phase 5 of its ongoing stabilization project on the upper bluffs in Del Mar — a considerable undertaking involving erosion control measures along a major segment of the LOSSAN rail corridor.

Phase 5 work will include the installation of around 2,000 feet of seawalls, soldier piles, lagging and retaining walls, drainage improvements and piped outlets to the beach, according to SANDAG. The agency plans to advertise bids this month, with work tentatively scheduled to begin in late 2023 and last for around three years.

Caltrans announced the issuance of these funds last week as part of a $1.1 billion package for statewide infrastructure projects.

“California and our federal partners are taking action now to create a safer, more resilient, and more equitable transportation future for all Californians. These visionary infrastructure investments are giving Caltrans the tools it needs to rebuild California,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said.

Stabilization efforts on the Del Mar bluffs have been in progress for decades amidst increased bluff failures and sea level rise. Stabilizing the bluffs is crucial to protecting this critical segment of the LOSSAN corridor until the rail moves further inland.

By 2035, officials aim to relocate 1.7 miles of track from the Del Mar bluffs to tunnels underneath the city,

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Taste Wines You Will Never Find by the Glass

Gary and Lynn McLean are passionate about wine. What started as exceptional wine tasting experiences with special friends at wineries throughout northern California turned into a bucket list dream, and then reality, just three short months ago right here in Carlsbad Village. Their passion project is called Napatini Bistro & Wine Bar.

If you love wine, and love learning about wine, but long for something more than a bar experience or a experience, then Napatini is just your style. With a unique approach to wine tasting using enomatic®, the world leader in wine-bythe-glass tasting systems, you can taste and enjoy a variety of exclusive, award-winning boutique California wines at your own pace.

“There is a little bit of something here for everyone,” Lynn said. “Our wine wall gives everyone the freedom to explore and experience wines that they might not typically have an opportunity to taste. At Napatini you can emulate that experience you would find at a winery with 48 different varietals available.”

The Napatini wine wall dispenses wines as a true “taste” at just one ounce, but also delivers a half or full glass if you find something you simply must have. From more recognizable, value-based brands to high end, elite, niche wines, the choice is all yours.

“Napatini is a place where you can taste wines that you would normally never find by the glass,” Lynn said. “It is the perfect place to experiment and find your new favorite varietal or brand.”

And if you are looking to level up your wine tasting game, you can interact with Napatini’s sommelier Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm to 8pm to learn in a very relaxed, no-rush atmosphere. The combination of indoor and outdoor café seating, complete with bar height fire tables for comfortable al fresco tasting, makes this location ideal to not only taste and learn, but to relax and enjoy as well.

When you fall in love with the experience, you will want to join Napatini’s no-cost Loyalty Club. Loyalty Club members accumulate points as they taste that can be used for future visits. They also receive special invitations to wine pairings, sommelier classes, and first access to private events.

Wine tasting is never complete without delicious food as an accompaniment. Napatini serves delectable charcuterie cheese boards, as well as heartier fare such as a Burrata Fig flatbread or Braised Short Ribs. Liter fare includes Lobster or Mushroom-Brie Bisque or an Olive Tapenade with bread. And it would not be a complete indulgence without the Italian Chocolate Mousse Truffle.

Gary and Lynn have been married for 33 years and have four boys together that keep them grounded as they take flight on this next journey together. They invite you in to experience their passion project that brings wine country to downtown Carlsbad in a most unique way.

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Vista considers using bonds to support middle-income housing

Official: JPA could issue tax-exempt bonds at no cost

— The city of Vista is considering issuing tax-exempt bonds as a strategy to increase its restricted middle-income housing stock in the coming years.

During a March 28 City Council meeting, Vista officials said the city has been approached in recent years by investors about entering into middle-income housing partnerships, using tax-exempt bonds to purchase properties with market-rate rents and make them more affordable to residents at median income levels.

According to Assistant City Manager Amanda Lee, the city would enter into a joint powers authority, an entity allowing two or more public agencies to jointly exercise common powers, to issue bonds at no cost to the city.

City staff and the council would then review each middle-income housing proposal from investors.

Mayor John Franklin, who brought forward the proposal jointly with Councilmember Joe Green, said this could be a good option for Vista, although current financial conditions would need to improve first.

“We have inclusionary housing, we have rent subsidized housing, and this is a whole other type of product. This is adding another tool to our tool box to be able to provide some options,” Franklin said. “Right now, with current bond rates, we’re not looking at anyone making proposals to do this in the next year or two.”

Amanda Lee, Assistant City Manager for the city of Vista, discusses supporting middle-income housing

through tax-exempt bonds at the City Council’s March 28 meeting. Photo courtesy City of Vista

“Middle income” specifically refers to those making between 80% and 120% of the area median income, or AMI, city staff said. In the past, the term has been used as a kind of buzzword by developers to suggest affordability in projects that are actually market-rate.

“We have a lot of developers coming in and saying ‘this is median income housing’ or ‘this is workforce housing,’” said Green. “By having this program in there, it basically says hey, if you want to call it workforce housing, if you want to call it middle income housing, these are the restrictions in order to call it that.”

Under such an agree ment, rents would typically be set at 35% of a house hold’s income. Green and other council members said they would like to see rents

Jury awards $46M to man

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in these situations lowered to 30%, including projected utilities, to meet the federal standard of “affordable.”

“We need to guarantee our middle income residents that 30% maximum rent based off of median income … I don’t like the idea of 35% because it gives too much flexibility to developers income-wise. That extra 5% is an extra 300 bucks a month,” Green said.

In apartment buildings that are part of the program, units would be split into an affordability structure with one-third restricted for those making 80% AMI, one-third for 100% AMI, and one-third for 120% AMI.

to operate it with restricted rents. City officials warned that the program would

come with caveats; Vista would not receive property tax revenue from these properties, and the units

could not be counted toward the city’s Regional Housing Need Allocation obligations.

The only way these units could count toward the RHNA is if the developer agrees to a 55-year deed restriction and to set rents 10% below market rate, Lee said. The city is required to create 2,561 new units by 2029, including 369 units for those making between 80% and 120% AMI.

The apartment buildings purchased would need to be essentially move-in ready without any required maintenance, according to Lee.

“For this bonding financing to work, you would have to purchase a Class A apartment complex. Typically it’s newer or one that doesn't have any deferred maintenance,” she said.

Several cities throughout California have begun implementing Middle Income Housing programs, including San Diego County neighbors Escondido and Chula Vista.

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A man who suffered a spinal cord injury during a Brazilian jiujitsu lesson in Del Mar that rendered him a quadriplegic was awarded over $46 million by a San Diego civil jury this week.

Attorneys for Jack Greener alleged that on Nov. 29, 2018, he was a beginner 23-year-old student at Del Mar Jiu-Jitsu Club.

In his lawsuit against the club, the complaint states that he was paired with instructor Francisco Iturralde, a second-degree black belt, who placed Greener in a position that put his entire body weight upon Greener and crushed his cervical vertebrae, paralyzing him.

Attorneys say Greener was hospitalized for several months and suffered multiple strokes, among a series of other ailments.

His attorneys say he was weeks away from graduating from college and was starting a career as a professional surf instructor when he was

The jury deliberated for two days before returning its verdict on Tuesday.

One driver killed, 2 others hurt in fiery Carlsbad pileup

A fiery three-vehicle crash in Carlsbad last week left one person dead and two others injured.

The pileup occurred about 6:45 a.m., March 30, when an eastbound Mazda MX-5 slid out of control at high speed across a rainslick stretch of roadway in the 2700 block of Faraday Avenue, according to the Carlsbad Police Department.

The sports car veered onto the westbound side of the street, where it collided with a Honda Accord and a Toyota Corolla and then became engulfed in flames, police said.

The unidentified driver of the Mazda died at the scene of the wreck. Paramedics took the other two motorists to hospitals.

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From love to extortion: Beware romance scams

When you meet someone new through a dating app or other online platform, the excitement about a new prospect can lower your instinct to sense when something is amiss.

Instead of questioning what would ordinarily be suspicious, you might explain it away.

But here is why you should be skeptical when communicating with someone you’ve met online.

If you are lucky, the worst of it will simply be that profile photos are not an accurate reflection how the person you are communicating with really looks.

If you’re unlucky, though, the profile is a work of fiction, and the scammer is using it to get money out of unsuspecting suitors.

They will hook you with attention, the appearance of great wealth or business success, common interests, or brave stories of their military service.

But when the conversation turns to loans, wiring money, sending cryptocurrency or temporary cash advances because of a dire situation, that’s your cue that your online sweetheart is a trickster looking for easy money.

Before you think it can never happen to you, consider the statistics. According to the Federal Trade Commission, nearly 70,000 people reported a romance scam in 2022 and the reported losses were a staggering $1.3 billion.

More than 19,000 people in California fell prey to romance/confidence scams in 2022 with losses totaling more than $775 million according to the FBI’s Internet

Crime Report. California is a breeding ground for scams of all types and the state tops the list for having the most victims according to the FBI report. In California alone, victims lost $2 billion to fraudsters last year.

The most common line tricksters use to ask for money is that someone they know is sick, hurt or in jail. If your online romantic interest asks for money, slow down.

Here are common lies romance scammers use to get money or information to extort you as reported to the FTC.

• Someone I know is sick, hurt or in jail.

• I can teach you how to invest.

• I’m in the military far away.

• I’m in a faraway country completing a lucrative business deal.

• I need help with an important delivery.

• We’ve never met, but let’s talk about marriage.

• I’ve come into some money or gold.

• I’m on an oil rig or ship.

• You can trust me with your private pictures.

Before your heart goes soft, follow these tips:

• Do not send money or gifts to anyone you do not trust or have not met in person.

• Do not agree to receive money, cryptocurrency or packages and send it on to someone else. You could be opening yourself up to becoming a money mule or an accessory to criminal conduct and committing crimes yourself.

• Scammers will move the conversation off the dating app to avoid detection by the dating site.

• Don’t believe toughluck stories requiring money. Ask questions and be aware of inconsistencies.

• Use Google image search to check your online sweetheart’s photo. If the same image shows up with a different name, be suspicious.

• If you decide to meet your online suitor in person, meet in a public place the first few times and make sure a trusted friend or family member is aware of the meeting.

Remember the saying about not judging a book by its cover? That applies in online dating. Ask questions and be aware that sometimes a person’s character may not match their profile photo.

As your district attorney, I’m committed to increasing communication and accessibility between the District Attorney’s Office and the public to keep you safe.

I hope these consumer and public safety tips have been helpful.

Summer Stephan is district attorney of San Diego County

California’s wealthy cadre of gasoline gougers were on a major, lucrative roll.

Gas gougers’ win streak comes to an abrupt end california focus tom elias

Every few months, they added another big victory over consumerist forces seeking to limit or somehow claw back their gains of the last 14 months.

That has now ended.

The win streak for the state’s five big refiners — who make 97% of all gasoline in California — began in February 2022, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into Ukraine for what he expected would be a quick conquest of territory once held by the Soviet Union.

Things have not gone quickly or easily for Putin, now wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, based in the Netherlands.

Immediately on news of the invasion and President Biden’s cutoff of Russian oil imports, gasoline prices shot up more than $2.50 per gallon in California, even though Russian oil accounted for under 3% of crude oil refined here.

This was pure price gouging, defined as using events for a pretext to raise prices when those events have little or nothing to do with supplies on hand or expected. Nor was there any perceptible increase in demand for gasoline.

So the first win for California refiners came when no one rolled back their price increases. The scope of this victory for the refiners became known when they filed quarterly and annual profit statements.

All five big California refiners (Marathon, Valero, Phillips 66, Chevron and PBF) reported record returns for the first two quarters of last year and for the entire year.

Several more than tripled their best previous returns.

That sent their stock prices soaring, which led to the gougers’ next big win. This came when executives and other oil company insiders sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of stock at big profits.

Just 60 executives and directors at the five main refiners took out more than $240 million. The Slim family of Mexico, owners of more than 10% of PBF stock, sold off $350 million of their holdings.

At Chevron, executives and directors cashed out $150 million. PBF executives sold off $12 million in securities, Marathon executives and directors took home $48 million and Valero officials $24 million, while

the CEO of Phillips 66 cashed out a “measly” $3 million, according to the Consumer Watchdog advocacy group.

It was the biggest insider selloff of oil company stock in more than a decade, opportunistically aiming to milk the gas price situation.

In response to these actions, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a special session of the Legislature to consider a windfall profits tax or other limits on the oil companies’ ability to raise prices suddenly and with little or no justification.

That set up the refiners’ third victory of the last 14 months, as the special session appeared to fizzle out in mid-March.

It was clear from the first moment of Newsom’s special session that no Republican lawmaker would vote to OK any kind of price limit on gasoline.

Democrats then began to defect, under pressure from oil industry lobbyists and oil company campaign donors, who claimed any profit limit at all would interfere with their efforts to develop new energy sources.

The industry win came when Newsom gave up on assessing any windfall profit tax or fee.

But Newsom then changed tacks, and now the refiners’ win streak is over.

He worked a deal with legislative leaders to create a new office within the Energy Commission, whose sole task would be holding refining companies accountable when they price gouge.

The new office passed both houses of the Legislature in less than a week and will soon be authorized to levy penalties on refiners when their profits become excessive by historical industry standards.

It’s what Newsom originally wanted, but with a different structure. Only time will tell if it helps consumers while leaving enough incentive in place to assure adequate supplies.

Of course, oil company lobbyists immediately lambasted this plan, claiming it will create “a new, unaccountable bureaucracy (imposing) hidden taxes on oil.”

This time they failed, and the refiners’ win streak died too.

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Fletcher resigns from Board of Supervisors

Blowback from MTS sex scandal forces him out

— Twenty-four hours after a sexual assault and harassment scandal involving Supervisor Nathan Fletcher rocked local politics, the prominent Democrat announced his resignation from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Fletcher, who disclosed he was entering an inpatient facility for treatment related to alcohol abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder from his combat service as a U.S. Marine, said his resignation from the office is effective 5 p.m. on May 15.

Fletcher’s resignation announcement March 29 came shortly after Grecia Figueroa, 34, a former San Diego Metropolitan Transit System employee, filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault and harassment against the elected official.

Figueroa claims Fletcher, then chairman of the MTS board of directors, sexually assaulted her twice last year. She also alleges sexual harassment, sexual battery and whistleblower retaliation.

Fletcher, who resigned from the MTS board the day before, March 28, has publicly denied the allegations but admitted to “consensual interactions” with Figueroa and violating the trust of his family and wife, former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.

Figueroa’s attorney Zach Schumacher responded to the media firestorm surrounding his client’s allegations and the political fallout piling up against Fletcher.

“First and foremost, we ask that everyone please respect Ms. Figueroa’s privacy,” Schumacher said. “This has been an incredibly shocking and emotional series of events, particularly as Nathan Fletcher and Lorena Gonzalez attempted to publicly defame my client (and me) prior to the release of our civil complaint.

“While we are very grateful for all the support we have received from the community, we do not intend to engage in any interviews or press conferences at this time. Ms. Figueroa needs space to process and heal from this week’s events, and thus, we request that all future inquiries be directed to my office only.

“Regarding a statement of our position, the allegations in our civil complaint speak for themselves — as do Nathan Fletcher’s actions over the past several days. Our complaint noted that Nathan Fletcher, Lorena Gonzalez, and their attorney, Danielle Moore, threatened to publicly humiliate, defame, and (falsely) accuse my client of ‘extortion’ if we brought our story to light.

“And in the hours between the time we filed our complaint and the time it

Fletcher’s Pinkerton security detail cost $2M, records show

Union-busting security firm guards pro-labor Democrat

A San Diego County government contract to protect Democratic Supervisor Nathan Fletcher shows a $1.9 million bill from a private security contractor with a history of union busting, according to county records.

After reportedly receiving death threats for his policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fletcher, who recently resigned from the Board of Supervisors following a lawsuit alleging sexual assault and harassment, was provided protection services from Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, Inc.

Pinkerton’s contract

was published by the court, Nathan Fletcher, Lorena Gonzalez, and Danielle Moore did just that. Their actions were truly shameless and despicable, and they will be addressed appropriately as we litigate our case in civil court.”

Hours after news broke of Figueroa’s lawsuit, another woman, Amanda Mansoorbakht, came forward to SanDiegoVille claiming Fletcher sexually harassed her in 2015 while she worked as an intern for his veteran-specific nonprofit, Three Wise Men Foundation.

At the time, Fletcher was a professor in the Prac-

to protect Fletcher started on Sept. 27, 2021, with monthly service bills ranging from $10,000 upwards of $180,000. In December 2022, Pinkerton billed $187,728.24, the highest amount for Fletcher’s monthly services in the company’s 18-month agreement.

The last contract extension for Pinkerton’s services runs through April 10 “to cover the disentanglement process,” with a maximum contract amount of $2.6 million. It remains unclear if Fletcher is continuing to receive security services while in an out-of-state treatment facility.

Questions were submitted to the county regarding the details of the Pinkerton contract, but they were unable to respond prior to publica-

tice of Political Science at UC San Diego and was the first to hold the title created by the university. Mansoorbakht, a student at UCSD, reported the incident, which allegedly took place on a trip for Fletcher’s nonprofit in Minnesota, to UCSD’s Sexual Assault Resource Center, but no action was taken, according to SanDiegoVille.

Fletcher’s office also denied the allegations from Mansoorbakht.

“These accusations are false and clearly not true as verified by others at the event and emails from the time,” Fletcher wrote in a statement. “This is just pil-

ing onto an existing media frenzy.”

Sources said the news of a second accuser is likely the reason for Fletcher’s resignation from the county board and will likely signal the end of his political career.

According to Figueroa’s lawsuit, Fletcher’s March 26 announcement on social media that he was entering treatment came just hours after pre-litigation discussions with Fletcher and Gonzalez broke down.

Just before news of the lawsuit broke, Fletcher and Gonzalez publicly accused Figueroa of attempting to “obtain millions of dollars” from the couple, threatening to sue her for extortion if she

sources discussed the possibility of Fletcher using campaign funds to pay for his legal expenses.

Many residents and critics are questioning Fletcher’s decision to resign after he returns from medical leave, saying it’s unfair for taxpayers to pay for his treatment in light of his own admissions and explosive new allegations.

With Fletcher gone, Republicans and Democrats split the board 2-2. Some speculate whether the board will hold a special election or appoint a candidate to fill Fletcher’s seat.

Many local politicians were silent from March 26 until March 29, waiting for more information. But since his resignation, several of Fletcher’s colleagues on the board have released statements voicing their concerns over the allegations.

“I am concerned and disappointed by the disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Fletcher,” said Supervisor Jim Desmond, who represents District 5. “It takes immense courage for individuals to come forward with such allegations, and we must create a safe and supportive environment for victims to share their stories.

“While it is crucial to allow the legal process to take its course and for all parties to be heard, Mr. Fletcher’s decision to resign from the Board of Supervisors was the right one. As elected officials, we hold a position of great responsibility and trust and must be held to a higher standard of conduct.

filed a lawsuit.

In the complaint, Figeuroa’s attorney alleges the couple said they would make his client “look terrible” and (a lawsuit) “is going to follow her for the rest of her life.”

Political fallout

In last year’s general election, Fletcher was re-elected to his District 4 seat. On Feb. 6, the same day Figueroa was fired from MTS, Fletcher announced his run for the California Senate’s District 39 seat to replace a termed-out Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).

Fletcher’s website for his state Senate campaign is still active, showing he has raised at least $1 million. Several

“The resignation of Mr. Fletcher is a necessary step for the future of San Diego County. The focus should be on the people we serve in this region and abuses of power cannot be tolerated. As elected officials, we must remain vigilant in our commitment to serving the public good and always act with integrity and honor.”

Supervisor Nora Vargas, chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors, issued a similar statement regarding Fletcher’s alleged actions.

“I’m deeply disturbed by the allegations against Sup. Fletcher and support his resignation,” Vargas wrote. “We must work to create a safe environment for all the dedicated people who work in San Diego County, and I won’t accept anything less.”

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gation. The Coast News has reached out to the San Diego FBI field office for comment.

Roxanne Deatherage, Pride director at North County LGBTQ Resource Center, said the queens were already en route to the show when the organization was made aware of the threat. Around 350 people had purchased tickets, and the show was expected to bring in $10,000 to go toward the Pride by the Beach event in June.

Belly Up and the center ultimately decided to cancel to keep attendees, venue staff and performers safe.

Rescued dog to undergo eyelid surgery

— An abused and orphaned puppy that arrived from Iran to the Helen Woodward Animal Center earlier this month will undergo eyelid surgery on April 4, the center said March 30.

After suffering from an alleged acid attack in Iran, Omid the dog was rescued and brought to the center.

“It will happen, and it will be bigger and better and stronger, and the show will go on,” Deatherage said.

Drag shows have been the latest target of conservative criticism over the past two years, with an increase in protests, threats and attacks against drag performances and other LGBTQIA+ establishments, as well as anti-drag legislation in several states.

Tennessee passed a law in early March prohibiting “adult cabaret” performances, including those by drag queens, in public places where minors could watch. Similar laws have been introduced in Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho and Texas.

Anti-drag sentiments have also found their place locally. In October, community members showed up in droves to an Encinitas Union School District meeting to protest the district’s decision to share an online flier advertising a family-friendly Halloween drag show in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood.

A local specialty eye veterinarian will replace the eyelid the dog lost.

Omid, which means “hope” in Farsi, “has begun to receive well-wishes and inquiries on her availability for adoption,” according to a news release.

Last week, Helen Woodward Animal Center went public with the story of Omid, “a special dog with a year-long story that wound through cruelty in the streets of Iran, into brave hands of kindness, and onto a plane that took her far across the world to a chance at true happiness.”

San Diego resident Moloud Rabieyousefi told the center about the 14-month-old female shepherd. Rabieyousefi “spent months financially assisting a heroic Iranian woman who took in the severely injured puppy, abused by transients who had poured acid all over her face,'' according to Helen Woodward officials.

“It was a hard decision to make. We never want people to think their hate can control us and stop us from being who we are, but safety is our number one priority,” Deatherage said. “It was heartbreaking.”

North County LGBTQ Resource Center will work with the Belly Up and the show's entertainers to reschedule the event, but no date has been chosen yet, she said.

In addition, the proliferation of mass shootings, including an incident on March 27 at a Tennessee elementary school that left three students and three adults dead, also brought the threats close to home for organizers.

“It was scary knowing what happened a few days ago. It's very fresh in all of our brains and all of our hearts,” Deatherage said.

“Our community is strong, and we’re ready to keep going — this isn’t gonna stop us.”

Because Iran has no laws to protect animals from acts of cruelty “the Iranian woman was desperate to get the dog to the United States and Rabieyousefi spent approximately eight months working with the CDC to do just that,” according to Helen Woodward officials.

Omid has undergone months of medical treatments, but is still recovering from the trauma caused to her face and is unable to close her left eye, which causes discomfort and possible infection.

“We’re incredibly excited for Omid,” said Kendall Schulz, adoption ser-

vices director at Helen Woodward. “Every time an orphan animal comes through our doors, they become our family. When one of them has been through something this traumatic, we really do all rally around them to help get them that perfect happy ending. We all knew that we would find Omid the perfect family but helping her get a new eyelid was beyond anything we had dreamed.” According to Helen Woodward officials, the surgery will be complicated and will cost over $5,000.

Those wanting to help with the costs of Omid's surgery and her recovery care may go to www.animalcenter.org/hopeforomid.

Horse ranch investigated for alleged abuse

Animal services officials are investigating a ranch in an unincorporated area of San Diego near Rancho Santa Fe, where

about 40 to 50 horses are allegedly receiving substandard care, according to multiple news reports.

Last week, San Diego County’s Department of Animal Services was called to the property in the 7600 block of Artesian Road.

The department issued a statement to CBS8 that said officials received a call about a horse in distress at the property.

“Animal Services dispatched an officer to the scene and found one elderly horse down and trapped in mud,’’ the department said. “While the horse’s owner and veterinarian were contacted and responded quickly to provide humane euthanasia, the animal in question had unfortunately expired before euthanasia could be provided.

“There are additional horses on the large property, and, currently, Animal Services’ investigation is ongoing,’’ the statement continued. “The owner’s private veterinarian has indicated that they are onsite at the property several

days a week to attend to resident animals. Animal Services Officers will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the welfare of all animals on property. The Department of Animal Services is prepared to assist the property owner if needed.’’

The ranch owner allegedly pointed a gun at a CBS8 photojournalist Friday evening, which the San Diego County Sheriff Department, the station said.

A reporter and photojournalist were at the ranch to document horses who were allegedly being mistreated, with one horse having a “large gash on its leg, several limping, many looked emaciated with ribs, hips and their spine showing,’’ the reporter said.

A woman from the rescue group Saving Horses Inc. told CBS8 she saw horses without any hay on the ground eating manure.

Audrey Reynolds, who has been rescuing horses for 16 years, said the fields where the horses stand look like manure has piled up for years.

The horse owners could not be reached for comment, and the Department of Animal Services could not be reached for further comment.

The owners of the property were identified by CBS8 as Craig Netwig and Debra Barkely.

The pair are listed as thoroughbred racehorse breeders and owners by the industry website Equibase.

Mike Marten, public information officer for the California Horse Racing Board, told City News Service on Sunday that an initial search did not find any licenses issued by the CHRB to Netwig or Barkely.

“However, our licensing personnel and investigators will do their own search this coming week to determine conclusively,’’ Marten said.

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A 14-MONTH shepherd named Omid, which means “hope’’ in Farsi, was rescued from Iran and brought to Helen Woodward Animal Center. Photo courtesy Helen Woodward Animal Center AN EMPLOYEE at Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe cuddles with Omid, who was rescued from the streets of Iran. Photo courtesy Helen Woodward Animal Center
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portion of westbound state Route 78 undergoing repairs reopened Wednesday in time for the morning commute before closing the highway’s eastbound lanes the same day to continue their work fixing a broken drainage pipe, Caltrans confirmed.

Since March 15, all westbound SR-78 lanes have been closed from College Boulevard to El Camino Real while crews repaired a failed corrugated metal culvert — a large water drainage pipe running underneath the length of the freeway— that formed a large sinkhole.

“(The water) turned the ground underneath the highway into Swiss cheese,” said Vista Mayor John Franklin. “The ground underneath the highway is no longer reliable. So there is a potential for collapse anytime. And the rain is making things worse.”

Caltrans crews dug 30 feet underground to reach the culvert and also discovered several other broken culverts in the area. After repairing these pipes, crews started repaving and restriping the westbound lanes earlier this week, wrapping up their repairs by Wednesday morning.

“We have a culvert that failed, that we have an emergency contract to correct,” Caltrans engineer Shawn Rizzutto told CBS8. “We have about 12 inches of depression that we’re going to need to repave back, and we’re going to go in and re-

place the culvert.”

Eastbound SR-78 were then closed between College Boulevard and El Camino Real for repairs to the same culvert until approximately April 26, Caltrans officials said.

“Our crews will continue working around the clock when the eastbound lanes close,” said Caltrans spokesperson Hayden Manning. “Motorists should expect lanes to remain closed for approximately three weeks.”

Crews will have to dig about 10 feet deeper than on the westbound side to make the needed culvert repairs on the eastbound side, according to Manning

Portable signs advising motorists of the closures will remain in place on northbound and southbound Interstate 15, and signs on the westbound S-78 lanes will be moved to the eastbound lanes, Manning said.

Motorists will detour at the westbound SR-78 El Camino Real off-ramp, then

east on Vista Way to the eastbound SR-78 College Boulevard on-ramp, similar to what had been in place for westbound closures.

“We’re expecting the same levels of congestion,” Hayden said. “We appreciate the patience from the public.”

Supervisor Jim Desmond criticized SANDAG for not making upgrades to SR-78 after voters approved a half-cent tax measure for repairs in 2004. Desmond urged the regional planning agency to renew its commitment to prioritize the North County highway.

“Despite paying this tax until 2048, SANDAG has not made the upgrades and has instead opted for less used public transportation and mass transit projects,” Desmond said in a statement. “SANDAG must maintain its promise to San Diegans and make SR-78 a priority, as it is vital to the safety of North County. It is time for SANDAG to come

back to the table with a regional transportation plan that benefits everyone in San Diego County.” Franklin said the cor-

rugated metal pipes should have been updated to concrete long ago with resources allocated from Sacramento.

“Unfortunately, this

product was allowed for use,” Franklin said. Caltrans estimated repairs to cost at least $20 million.

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Who’s NEWS?

Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com.

TOP STUDENTS

• AnnMarie Walker of Oceanside, a student at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, was inducted March 26 into the Delta of Maryland Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.

• Ashley Allen of Oceanside, a student at University of Findlay, had work accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April. Allen will present “The Lord’s Novel: A Narratological Analysis and Interpretation of the Bible as Story.”

• William Schewe of Encinitas was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s honors list for the 2023 winter quarter. Schewe is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

FACULTY HONORED

The California Federation of Teachers recognized Palomar College faculty

members Barbara Baer and Jenny Fererro with the Women in Education Award for promoting the rights of women and issues of gender equity within an educational workplace and for their work in advocating for the funding of health care benefits for part-time faculty members throughout the state.

FREE ACAI

Everbowl is celebrating National Açaí Bowl Day on April 6 by handing out free açaí bowls from 3 to 5

O’side, Escondido libraries awarded inclusion grants

By Staff REGION — California Humanities selected Escondido Public Library and Project Director Azar Katouzian and Oceanside Public Library and Project Director Jorge Garcia as recipients of the 2023 Library Innovation Lab grant program.

The program supports public libraries as they provide welcoming experiences to newcomers and strive to build more inclusive communities.

This year’s group of participating libraries aim to engage a wide range of immigrants, including people coming from Afghanistan, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America, Iran, and Ukraine.

To date, 74 libraries have participated in the program, reaching

over 50,000 Californians through oral history projects, film screenings and discussions, memoir and zine writing activities, podcasts and mini-documentaries, art and history exhibits, and celebrations of the food, music, dance and other cultural traditions immigrants have brought to our state.

Library Innovation Lab provides a nine-month practice-based professional development experience to each participating librarian along with grants of up to $5,500 to associated libraries.

Beginning this month, the 2023 cohort members will research, design, implement, and assess a small scale, short-term public humanities project at their library by the end of the year.

Pet of the Week

Phee is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 5-year-old, 61-pound, female, Husky mix.

Phee was at a shelter in the Imperial Valley before being transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS.) She loves to cuddle, once she understands that she’s safe.

The $145 adoption fee for Phee includes medical exam, spay, up-to-date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if her new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society.

p.m. Visit instagram.com/ everbowlcraftsuperfood/ for locations and more information. Local stores are at La Costa at 7670 El Camino Real; Carmel Valley at 12750 Carmel Country Road #112; Encinitas at 114 Encinitas Blvd.; Oceanside at 2535 Vista Way; San Marcos at 710 S Rancho Santa Fe Road and Escondido at 1875 S. Centre City Pkwy.

HOME VACATION CHECK

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department offers

free home vacation checks year-round. Let us know when you are leaving and the Sheriff’s Department Senior Volunteer Patrol will keep a watchful eye on your home while you are away. Learn more about this free program at sdsheriff.gov/ community/home-vacation-check.

HEAVY MACHINERY SCHOLARS

Boom & Bucket is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a student pursuing a heavy machinery-themed program. This scholarship is available to both currently enrolled students and future students planning to attend

a program within the next 12 months. Submit applications to boomandbucket. com/blog/scholarship by 10 a.m. PST June 15.

NEW GYM SITE

Jump and tumble in the new and renovated Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Gymnastics and Training Center. This upgraded training facility, at 2261 Cosmos Court, Carlsbad, aims to better serve the growing gymnastics community.

COOL WOMEN

On March 24, in commemoration of Women’s History Month, Girl Scouts San Diego honored Rashmi Char, vice president of engineering at Qualcomm and a Black Mountain Ranch resident, as one of five Cool Women.

NEW BOOK

Helena Woods, Oceanside native and content creator of “The Simple Joys” on YouTube, has announced her new book, “Slow Living: The Secrets to Slowing Down and Noticing the Simple Joys Anywhere.” More details at amzn.to/3JuOb0q.

RENEWABLE POWER

In March, the San Diego Community Power Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal by County

Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer and Imperial Beach Mayor Paloma Aguirre to formally commit the agency to achieving 100% renewable power within the next 12 years.

FITNESS CENTER

Basecamp Fitness, a hyper-condensed HIIT workout studio, has opened its newest California location in Q2 at 111 N. El Camino Real, suite A, Encinitas Village Shopping Center. More information at basecampfitness.com/locations/ bcf10056/us/ca/encinitas/.

WATER WISE

Olivenhain Municipal Water District has successfully converted Westmont of Encinitas to recycled water for landscape irrigation. The assisted living facility is the first of many customers along the Manchester Avenue and South El Camino Real corridor to tap into the newly installed recycled water pipeline.

NEW FACES

Smart irrigation company Calsense has made two key appointments to its leadership team, with Dave Manzer joining as director of customer experience and Larry Heminger becoming chief product & technology officer.

BIKE TO WORK IS NOW BIKE EVERYWHERE DAY

SANDAG Bike to Work Day is now Bike Anywhere Day. Take the pledge to join thousands on May 18 from 6 to 9 a.m. and bike to work, school or anywhere. The annual regional event aims to promote biking as a viable, fun, and healthy transportation choice for everyday trips and to combat traffic congestion and air pollution. To learn more about SANDAG Bike Anywhere Day, take the pledge, and apply to host a pit stop, visit sandag.org/BikeMonth. Courtesy photo

meat

Few things seem to catch attention faster than announcing you’ve given up alcohol or meat.

This struck me when I quit booze for a while. Friends were immediately concerned about my health, suggesting the only reason for abstinence was if something’s wrong.

But celebrating my first anniversary as a pescatarian, I’m finding people asking me, “Why?”

I had three motives for giving up meat:

21 months.

While I eat fish, the veggie/grain components have increased considerably. My health and diet both remain quite stable.

For information about adoption or to become a virtual foster, stop by Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-7536413, or visit SDpets.org.

1) Philosophical. Veal went off my menu 40 years ago over objections to imprisoning calves before eating them. When my bride asked my attitude toward lamb chops, I lacked an answer and quit, cold turkey.

2) Dietary. Six years ago, I successfully lost 20

pounds, only to combat the COVID-15. Eliminating meat reversed the trend.

3) Environmental. Cows are the No. 1 agricultural source of greenhouse gases. One cow creates 220 pounds of methane annually. A pound of chicken meat generates 7 pounds of CO2.

The average American eats 252 pounds of meat and 68 pounds of chicken per year. You get 440 pounds of meat from a cow and 2 pounds from a chicken.

My decision saves one cow and 60 chickens every

I share this milestone with you neither to lecture nor boast, but to provide a potential business opportunity.

Because since I started this particular adventure, I’ve found countless clients and groups that want to hear my story.

I’ve spoken about it at length, and it’s opened doors to people and organizations that want to learn more about what I do professionally.

Regardless of what you sell, you can also stand out of the competitive crowd by doing something seen as unusual … even if it’s actually pretty mainstream.

And while I’ve spoken in the past about branding, hats, social media, ad specialties and public presentations, not everyone is interested in such marketing strategies.

Many folks don’t have the time or money to invest, and their communications efforts suffer because of it.

However, cutting meat from your diet not only gives you bragging rights for helping the environment, but can also potentially help you cut your grocery budget.

From where I sit, it seems like everyone wins! And you’ll never have to eat your words.

With that said, I wish you a week of profitable marketing.

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Tri-City may contract labor, delivery services

are considering contracting out labor and delivery services in a last ditch effort to continue delivering babies in the district.

Tri-City Medical Center has experienced a reduction in its OB/GYN patients for more than a decade, but recent changes have exacerbated the situation according to hospital executives, leaving its labor and delivery services financially unsustainable in the current model.

Regional energy program commits to 100% renewable

REGION — San Diego Community Power will move toward 100% renewable energy for all customers by 2035.

The board of directors unanimously passed a resolution during its March 23 meeting after the item was brought forward by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer.

Lawson-Remer, who serves as vice chairman on the San Diego Community Power board, said it’s critical for the energy utility to move at a rapid pace to secure power purchase agreements totaling 100% renewable energy to combat the climate crisis.

“We drive a public agenda to meet to our public need to respond to the existential crisis of our time, which is the climate crisis,” Lawson-Remer said. “We want to do it in a way that’s accountable and transparent to the public.”

San Diego Community Power customers are automatically enrolled into the Community Choice Aggregation program. Each of its members, including the city and county of San Diego, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, La Mesa and National City, set their own default option for ratepayers.

SDG&E customers in Ramona, Julian, Wynola, Jamul, Valley Center, Descanso and Borrego Springs were automatically enrolled in San Diego Community Power’s services unless they opted out by April 1.

Encinitas set its default at 100% renewable energy, although energy experts say it’s difficult to determine if they actually get the full amount.

SDCP’s contracts reveal all of its renewable energy sources come from generators outside the state of California.

Lawson-Remer and others on the board touted the approval of JVR Energy Park in Jacumba Hot Springs, which has pitted residents against San Diego Community Power and project developer, BayWa.

The project will produce 90 megawatts of solar electricity and 70MW/280MWh of battery storage. Annual prodicuton is expected to reach 260,000MWh, enough to power 52,000 homes.

“We are at a pivotal moment and … we must act now,” said Christina Marques, a representative from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569. “These green energy projects like solar, wind, battery storage, microgrids and geothermal are what local IBEW electricians have been training on for years.”

La Mesa resident David Harris, who sits on the SDCP community advisory board, said the ultimate objective is to achieve and sustain 100% renewable energy. Since the agency’s inception, Harris said the goals are for 75% renewable energy by 2027 and 85% by 2030.

Ting expands to Carlsbad

By Staff Ting Internet, a divison of Tucows, announced on March 23 it is expanding into new markets with digital infrastructure partner, Ubiquity. The new partnership anticipates bringing fiber internet to Carlsbad and Mesa, Arizona.

“Our partnership with Ubiquity allows us to connect more residents and businesses to fiber, faster, while being efficient with construction resources,” says Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows and Ting. “We’re

In 2009, Scripps Health purchased Sharp Mission Park which resulted in a loss of 50,000 covered patients for Tri-City. Scripps Health also purchased two private OB groups, which led to a “significant outmigration of commercial volume” in fiscal year 2010-2011 for Tri-City.

For the last eight years, Tri-City Medical Center has experienced an annual loss of $3.5 million and is averaging less than one delivery per day.

In addition to Scripps, Palomar Health has also been taking more patients from Tri-City.

In 2021, Both Vista Community Clinic and TrueCare notified Tri-City of their new agreements with Palomar Health. The clinics would refer their patients to Palomar instead of Tri-City going forward.

The San Diego Local Area Formation Commission — the agency that governs the boundaries of special districts like Palomar and Tri-City to ensure they don’t encroach upon each other without good reason — granted Palomar Health access to the clinics within the boundaries of the TriCity district under the claim of a public health emergency in 2022.

In early March, LAFCO upheld its health emergency determination, allowing Palomar to contract with those clinics until at least March 2025. With this decision, Tri-City expects its previous losses to triple annually.

The health emergency was related to the financial stability of the two clinics and their need for more financial support.

LAFCO Executive Officer Keene Simonds explained to the commission that the clinics would not be able to stay operational without Palomar’s help.

provided OB/GYNs and midwives to perform their regular practices, which resulted in the clinics having to self-fund required coverage. Despite receiving reimbursement, the clinics still claimed to experience substantial financial losses each year, eventually leading to their decision to team up with Palomar Health.

Tri-City attempted to refute the public health emergency claim but was unsuccessful.

Not long after LAFCO’s ruling, Palomar Health announced the closure of its

Poway labor and delivery unit in June due to low delivery numbers.

Tri-City executive staff presented four scenarios to the board during a special meeting on March 31. The first option would be to keep things running the way they are, which is financially unsustainable for the hospital district.

The second option would transition to a leaner staff model with more private OB group recruitment and the third option would also cut back staff, add more private contracts and con-

solidate units to a women’s services unit.

CEO Dr. Gene Ma said savings from the second and third scenarios wouldn’t be enough to prevent impacts to other hospital service lines.

The fourth option would contract out the labor and delivery services at the hospital to a private entity. Staff requested 30 days to explore potential partnerships and to hear from the community before returning to the board with recommendations.

Labor and delivery nurses showed up to the March 31 board meeting to demand the hospital keep the unit.

Ma said the board does not want to close the hospital’s labor and delivery unit, however they are aware of the financial issues at hand.

“That is why the proposal is to go look at partnerships and see what can be done,” Ma said. “The hope would be to keep these services here in partnership with Tri-City.”

Tri-City staff will return to the board with findings and recommendations at the next meeting on April 27.

Encinitas Chamber CHATTER

Chatting with Encinitas Mayor Tony Kranz about the Upcoming 2023 State of the City Event

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce and the City of Encinitas are presenting the 2023 Encinitas State of the City Address, which will take place at the Encinitas Community Center on April 27th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. This prestigious community event is an annual sell-out and includes a reception with complimentary tasty bites from local eateries, and a chance to connect with community leaders. Tickets start at $65.00 and are on sale now at https://encinitaschamber.com/events/ state-of-the-city/.

The evening includes an update from City Council members, the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, Cardiff101, Encinitas101 and Leucadia101. Mayor Tony Kranz will give the keynote address. Chamber Chatter caught up with him recently to ask about this year’s event.

excited to work with a team that shares our vision of what future-proofed communities can look like now, and into the future.”

The work is an extension of the partnership between Ting and Ubiquity that began in the Solana Beach and Encinitas markets of Southern California in 2019.

Residents in Carlsbad can now visit ting.com/ Carlsbad to find more information on availability and search for their address to preorder Ting.

“Without the out-ofagency approval, it is reasonable to tie the probable clinic closures as elevated public welfare risks given a sizable portion of patients are first-generation residents and the clinics’ roles as known community resources would not be readily filled,” Simonds said via email.

Tri-City previously did not have contractual agreements with either Vista Community Clinic or TrueCare. In the previous model, the hospital district acted as a community partner that provided organized medical staff including its nurses and facility as support to the clinics.

The clinics themselves

You wanted to bring the annual State of the City back to the Encinitas Community Center this year. Why was that important to you?

The State of the City event has historically been held at the Community Center. When the Alila Marea Resort Hotel opened, it was a great opportunity to re-

locate the event to the new venue to highlight the beauty of the northwest part of our city. But I thought it was appropriate to move it back to the City’s facility in the center of our community.

Is there a State of the City theme this year?

What is your vision for the future of Encinitas?

The theme I’m working from is that Encinitas is a City of Creators. People who live and work here are business creators, artists, teach-

ers and other people dedicated to making our world a better place. My vision for Encinitas is to continue the work we’ve been doing to address housing and homelessness issues, create safer roads for biking and walking and to reduce pollution.

What are some of the biggest challenges Encinitas currently faces?

The implementation of state housing laws is a constant challenge and requires significant resources in order to be done in a way that mitigates negative impacts associated with more people living in this great city.

Why are you optimistic about our city’s future?

Because Encinitas has always been—and will continue to be—a city with people who value living in a community that wants to do what’s best for our fellow humans and our Mother Earth.

Can you describe your perfect day in Encinitas?

My wife and I have been e-bike riders for a couple of years now, and we very much enjoy riding along our coast with a stop at the shops and restaurants along the way, which makes for a perfect day.

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Make Every Day Earth Day

There are many ways to keep O'side classy and show your support for people and the planet. Green Oceanside is launching an EcoChallenge with prizes! Each week in April, Green Oceanside will post a new challenge on the City’s social media channels for residents to take one simple sustainable action to benefit the community.

To enter, take a photo of yourself completing each weekly challenge and send your entry to greenoceanside@oceansideca.org, or tag us at @cityoceanside, for a prize! For more information, visit www.GreenOceanside.org.

Harvest Oceanside

Do you have surplus backyard produce? We’ll take it! Contact ProduceGood to schedule a FREE pick of your backyard produce for donation to local feeding organizations and keep it out of the landfill. It’s a win-win for everybody!

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Be WaterSmart!

Drought or no drought, let's take action to reduce our water use! Irrigate no more than three times a week for ten minutes per sprinkler station. Fix leaks promptly. Take advantage of landscape classes and rebates for turf removal and water efficient devices like clothes washers at www.watersmartsd.org.

Do you want to showcase your drought-tolerant landscaping?

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Keep Oceanside Beautiful

The City of Oceanside promotes cleanup events and services for residents and visitors to participate in throughout the year. You can help protect our environment by participating in a solo cleanup, Dump Day, annual waterway cleanup or private cleanup! Visit www.keepoceansidebeautiful.org for more information.

Do you have gently used items that are ready for a new life?

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April 3-15 and October 2-13

IT’S EASY! Call (619) 337-9244 to schedule a curbside pick up of up to 8 items.

Do you have items beyond repair? Schedule a pick up during Landfill Weeks April 17-28 and October 16-27 by calling Waste Management at (760) 439-2824.

Visit www.GreenOceanside.org for more information on upcoming volunteer events, Donations and Landfill weeks, and additional services for a beautiful Oceanside.

Shop, Eat & Live Local

By eating, shopping and living local, you save money and energy by using fewer resources, and supporting the local economy. A win-win for both our planet and the community! Oceanside is your one stop shop for everything local from restaurants, services, artisans and more!

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tion. A county spokesperson said they will provide a response by the end of the week.

Since his political conversion from a Republican about eight years ago, Fletcher has positioned himself as a pro-labor Democrat, approving and lobbying for project labor agreements and union-only work on public projects. Fletcher’s wife, former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a staunch labor advocate, is the chief officer of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.

Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations was awarded a contract to provide Supervisor Nathan Fletcher protection services starting Sept. 27, 2021. Courtesy photo/Encyclopedia Britannica

But Pinkerton, one of the country’s oldest private security and detective agencies, has a well-documented history of working for employers to quell unionization efforts and monitor employees, along with security, legal and other protection services.

According to NPR, Pinkerton was found to have used spies to track Amazon warehouse workers attempting to unionize in 2020.

The same year, the private security company was nearly run out of Denver after a Pinkerton subcontractor shot and killed a counter-protestor at the “Patriot Muster” rally, according to the Westword.

Starbucks, the subject of a federal investigation into union busting, is alleged to have hired a former CIA officer and Pinkerton employee to monitor unionizing employees, according to media reports.

Lawsuit

Fletcher, who recently disclosed he was entering an inpatient facility for treatment related to alcohol abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder from his combat service as a U.S. Marine, resigned from his office last Wednesday, effective 5 p.m. on May 15, and will spend his remaining time in office on medical leave.

Fletcher’s resignation came shortly after Grecia Figueroa, 34, a former San Diego Metropolitan Transit System employee, filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault and harassment against the elected official.

Figueroa claims Fletcher, then chairman of the MTS board of directors, sexually assaulted her twice last year. She also alleges sexual harassment, sexual battery and whistleblower retaliation.

Fletcher, who resigned from the MTS board last Tuesday, has publicly denied the allegations but admitted to “consensual interactions” with Figueroa and violating the trust of his family and wife.

San Diego City Councilman Stephen Whitburn, a named defendant in a separate sexual harassment lawsuit alongside former San Diego County Demo-

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rine Corps veteran and sexual assault survivor, also called for Fletcher’s immediate resignation, accusing Fletcher of diagnosing himself with PTSD to protect his career.

“Your fellow veterans are sending you a message, and that is for five minutes; go look in the mirror, realize it’s over and resign,” Monroe said after being “inundated” with calls from “concerned” veterans, according to ABC 10.

Supervisor Jim Desmond also delivered sharp criticism of Fletcher’s statements about PTSD in relation to his admitted “consensual” acts of infidelity and sexual harassment allegations within Figueroa’s lawsuit.

“It’s clear to me that this was a ruse to cover up for infidelity and the other alleged crimes,” Desmond said in a video posted Sunday.

Recently, some have suggested that Fletcher’s decision to delay his resignation was related to the upcoming Board of Supervisors vote on the hiring of a chief administrative officer.

Planning panel fills seats with new face, holdover

The City Council appointed one new planning commissioner while reappointing another during a special workshop on March 27.

Commissioner Tom Morrissey was reappointed to another four-year term on the Planning Commission expiring on April 15, 2027. His current term is set to expire on April 15 of this year.

Morrissey is nearing the end of his second fouryear term on the Planning Commission, having previously served from 2013 to 2017 and returning from 2019 to 2023. His reappointment will begin his third term on the commission.

ment as his top priorities.

“When I started my construction company in 1995, I memorized what core values I strive for when conducting business,” Morrissey said in his application. “I would use these same values when conducting city business.”

Dennis Anthony was appointed to replace Susan Custer whose term also expires on April 15. His term will expire in four years. Custer did not seek reappointment.

Anthony, who works as an environmental health and safety manager at Gilead Sciences, has also lived in Oceanside for 33 years.

cratic Party chairman Will Rodriguez Kennedy, has replaced Fletcher as interim MTS chairman.

Whitburn is accused of not intervening when Rodriguez-Kennedy allegedly raped Oscar Rendon on Aug. 18, 2021.

MTS also came under fire after the agency’s executive management team issued a statement claiming transit officials only became aware of Figueroa’s lawsuit on March 28.

However, La Prensa reported this week that Zack Schumacher, Figueroa’s attorney, sent MTS a notice of Figueroa’s allegations of “unlawful employment practices” on Feb. 17, nearly six weeks before Fletcher announced he was entering rehab.

Regarding Pinkerton bodyguards, Figueroa’s lawsuit also claims a member of Fletcher’s Pinkerton security team approached her in October, asking if she was employed by MTS, saying he believed that he had seen her before at the county Administration Building.

In the complaint, Figueroa called the interaction “bizarre” because the bodyguards “rarely, if ever,” spoke to anyone else but Fletcher.

“The interaction suggested to Ms. Figueroa that Fletcher’s bodyguards — in addition to others — might be aware of everything Fletcher had been doing with her,” the lawsuit reads.

Under fire

A number of elected officials, nonprofit groups and veterans across San Diego County have since come forward, calling for Fletcher to resign immediately due to his public statements regarding the reasons for entering rehab.

Fletcher claimed to be seeking treatment for alcohol abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder from combat and childhood trauma.

On Monday, Jason Gil-

bert, national chairman for the non-partisan Disabled Veterans PAC, expressed concerns over Fletcher’s claims of PTSD in relation to his admitted misconduct and pending allegations.

“When I heard County Supervisor Fletcher had dropped the term PTSD in conjunction with his sexual assault allegation, my jaw dropped, and my eyeballs popped,” Gilbert, a Marine veteran, said. “I was concerned the public may wrongly correlate the two correlating our many veterans suffering from PTSD as sexual predator time bombs.”

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La Prensa reported on April 3 that the leading candidate for the role is Cindy Chavez, who currently sits on the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, a former San Jose city councilwoman and former executive officer of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council.

Fletcher said last week his resignation will take effect on May 15, leading residents to believe he will remain in office to cast the deciding vote on Chavez’s hiring.

A county source said the vote will likely be in May.

La Prensa reported Chavez has the backing of Supervisor Nora Vargas and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer.

Morrissey has been a resident of Oceanside for 33 years and owns a construction company named after him. In his application, he listed “smart development” that complies with city zoning and the General Plan, beach sand replenishment and downtown develop-

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“I believe that we have a jewel of a city here and it can be even better if we continue to execute smart planning, addressing the trash on our streets, parks and beaches, helping our homeless community by planning safe refuge and services, and activating the community to aid in these activities,” Anthony said in his application.

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Date Range N. Fletcher No services before September 27, 2021 9/27/21 ‐ 9/30/21 10,324.13 10/1/21 ‐ 10/31/21 62,111.43 11/1/21‐11/30/21 38,815.69 12/1/21‐12/21/21 24,084.90 1/3/22 ‐ 1/31/22 109,338.48 2/1/22 ‐ 2/28/22 115,613.69 3/1/22 ‐ 3/31/22 132,027.68 4/1/22 ‐ 4/30/22 120,751.54 5/1/22 ‐ 5/31/22 159,096.88 6/1/22 ‐ 6/30/22 93,292.19 7/1/2022 ‐ 7/31/22 180,223.99 8/1/22 ‐ 8/31/22 109,000.16 9/1/22 ‐ 9/30/22 91,977.68 10/1/22 ‐ 10/31/22 99,637.27 11/1/22 ‐ 11/30/22 158,366.14 12/1/22 ‐ 12/31/22 187,728.24 1/1/23 ‐ 1/31/23 127,960.82 2/1/23 ‐ 2/28/23 106,568.36 Total 1,926,919.27
PUBLIC RECORDS show the county’s contract with private security firm Pinkerton, tasked with protecting Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, cost taxpayers $1.9 million. Data graphic by the County of San Diego

Aztecs’ NCAA run ends with title game loss

announced at 72,423.

REGION

— The San Diego State University men's basketball team returned home Tuesday without a national championship trophy, but with the greatest tournament run in school history.

The Aztecs lost to the University of Connecticut, 76-59, in the NCAA championship game Monday night in Houston. It was the first time San Diego State reached the championship game of the NCAA tournament.

The Aztecs missed 14 consecutive shots in a more than a 10-minute span of the first half and went scoreless for more than three minutes of the second half after cutting the Huskies’ lead to five points.

They trailed 36-24 at halftime.

In the second half, Jaedon LeDee made back-toback jump shots to begin a 9-0 run that pulled San Diego State to within six, 5650, with 7:40 remaining.

Semifinal hero Lamont Butler’s fast-break layup and two free throws by Keshad Johnson cut the deficit to 60-55 with 5:19 remaining but San Diego State was unable to pull any closer and were outscored 16-4 for the remainder of the game.

“We battled,” Aztecs coach Brian Dutcher said. “Battled back to five in the second half, but gave them too much separation. We had to be at our best. We weren’t at our best. A lot had to do with UConn.”

Huskies guard Tristen Newton led all scorers with 19 points, forward Adama Sanogo added 17 and was selected as the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, and Hawkins 16. Newton and Sanogo each pulled down 10 rebounds, sharing the game high.

Johnson led San Diego State with 14, while Butler and Darrion Trammell added 13 each before a crowd at NRG Stadium

Butler’s buzzer beater on Saturday had given San Diego State a 72-71 victory over Florida Atlantic in the early semifinal and a spot in the championship game.

In Monday’s final, the Aztecs (32-7) made four of their first five shots to take a 10-6 lead 3:28 into the game, but trailed 2615 5:26 before halftime after missing 14 consecutive shots.

“We got off to a red-hot start in the game offensively, then (Aguek Arop) had a post-up where he missed a jump hook, had a roll to the basket, got it blocked,” Dutcher said. “Had another play, we got to the rim. Those are plays you have to make over their length if you’re going to have a chance to win the game.

“But they’re the hottest team in college basketball. We thought we’d have a chance. We cut it to five, but obviously we didn’t have enough offense to overcome as good as they are.”

Connecticut (31-8) won its six tournament games by an average of 20 points per game. Its narrowest victory was 13 points, 72-59 over Miami in Saturday’s second semifinal.

The championship was Connecticut's fifth in five championship game appearances dating back to 1999 and first since 2014.

Connecticut was the 13th overall seed in the 68team tournament. The Aztecs were seeded 17th.

San Diego State advanced to the Elite Eight, Final Four and national championship game for the first time.

“It’s hard to win in March,” said Dutcher, whose team won its Elite 8 and Final Four games by one point each. “Those teams are really good, too. But you have to get a little luck and get the right matchups and have to be playing your best. That’s what this team did.”

Fairchild: Encinitas-born NBA pioneer

— San Dieguito Academy High School and Palomar College Hall of Fame member John Fairchild can still feel Bill Russell’s handprint on the side of his head when he starts reminiscing.

“I went in for a layup and Russell came over to block the shot,” Fairchild, 79, remembered with a chuckle. “I went under his arm, and he hit me in the side of the head with his hand. His palm was on one side of my head and the tips of his fingers touched my ear on the other side. I said to the ref, ‘Isn’t that a foul’? The ref said back, ‘Welcome to the NBA.’”

wearing an “undershirt and a battered sweat shirt under a tab-collar dress shirt.”

Once drafted, he found himself in tough competition to make the Lakers, having to beat out eight other players for a roster spot.

Playing time was scarce: a few minutes here, a few minutes there. But there are memories that have lasted a lifetime.

Like the time Baylor sent him to 6-10 center Darrall Imhoff — opposing center the night in 1962 when Wilt Chamberlain scored

bring a manager (agent), because if I did, they wouldn’t sign me,” Fairchild said.

The following season, Fairchild was picked up by the San Diego Rockets in the expansion draft. After meeting with a Rockets executive in a hotel room near the airport, Fairchild quickly realized the opportunity wasn’t right for him.

“When I met the general manager, he was about half-blasted,” Fairchild said. “I could smell the alcohol and cigarette smoke — I was distracted by that. He was stumbling over his speech. I told them I don’t want to play for $10,000. I’m from San Diego — I’ll sell tickets for you guys.”

body. The ABA was rougher game.”

With the Pacers, he teamed up with Mel Daniels and Roger Brown; the ABA’s answer to Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, making it all the way to the league championship in 1969, losing in five games to the Oakland Oaks.

Fairchild appeared in 10 total games for two teams during the 1969-70 season, and then, as unceremoniously as his basketball career began, it ended.

“It was mixed emotions,” Fairchild said. “I didn’t want to get out, but at the same time, I had saved some money.”

REGION — The English Premier League's Manchester United will return to the United States for the first time in five years to play Wrexham AFC at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego this July, it was announced last week.

The Red Devils of Manchester United and the Red Dragons of the Welsh Wrexham will face off on July 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Manchester United is one of the most successful and storied clubs in world football. The match in San Diego is the first of its 2023 Summer Tour to be announced after United revealed last week that Erik ten Hag and his squad will

travel to the U.S. in preparation for the 2023-24 season.

A youth-focused team drawn from United's traveling squad will be supplemented by academy prospects for the exhibition match in July, as part of a week-long training camp in San Diego.

Wrexham, the third-oldest club in the world, has recently risen to popularity in the United States following the purchase of the club by actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in 2020, and the unveiling of their television series documenting the team and community called "Welcome to Wrexham.”

Fairchild, a native of Encinitas and San Dieguito alum (class of 1961), is credited with being the first person from San Diego County to sign an NBA contract. After a season at Palomar College and the following two at Brigham Young University, he was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 1965 NBA draft.

He appeared in 30 games for the Lakers during the 1965-66 season — sharing the floor with basketball royalty Elgin Baylor and Jerry West.

“When you see Elgin Baylor and Jerry West you kind of go, ‘Holy smokes, I’m playing with these guys,’” Fairchild said.

The 6-foot-8 Fairchild was named an all-American his senior year at BYU after setting the school’s single-season record for rebounds per game — a record that still stands. He was described by Sports Illustrated as looking skinny, even when

100 points in a game — for advice about defense.

“I was talking to Baylor, and he said, ‘Go talk to Darrall, he will tell you about defense,’” Fairchild remembered. “At the time I didn’t realize he was the guy Chamberlain scored 100 points on. (Imhoff) told me to go back and tell Elgin (an expletive) — I’m not going to do that.”

Decades later, Fairchild still has a set of golf clubs Imhoff gifted him.

For the season, he was paid $10,500, with a $1,500 signing bonus.

“They told me not to

With a $5,000 raise, Fairchild spent the next three seasons in the upstart, rebel league: the American Basketball Association, known for its flamboyant style of play, red, white and blue ball and three-point line.

“The ABA made the game exciting,” Fairchild said. “There were good teams, but we didn’t have anyone in the stands watching” in Anaheim.

After a season with the Anaheim Amigos — his best as a professional, averaging over 10 points and five rebounds per game — Fairchild bounced around, playing for the Denver Rockets, Indiana Pacers and Kentucky Colonels.

“The ABA was much different,” Fairchild said. “Guys were playing to try to play (in the NBA), so a lot of dirty things were going on. A couple of guys brought guns to the game. The NBA, you wanted to play hard, but you didn’t want to hurt any-

For Fairchild, life after professional basketball began with a job at Penn Mutual, selling life insurance. In 1979, he formed his own electrical business in Tempe, Arizona, working in that industry until he retired in November 2021. He now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In his early teens, Fairchild got his first job, washing dishes for $1 an hour at a Chinese restaurant in walking distance from his childhood home in Leucadia. He lasted all of one day.

In the totality of his life, he worked in the NBA only marginally longer. Still, the time spent in Laker-land burns bright.

“It’s part of my life that I really love,” Fairchild said. “I really enjoyed playing in the NBA and it was fun in the ABA, getting to show my skills as a forward. Would I have done some things different? Probably. I look at pictures I have and now, at my stage of my life, I still enjoy that time.”

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JOHN FAIRCHILD, born in Encinitas and a 1961 graduate of San Dieguito Academy High School, was an All-American at Brigham Young University (pictured at right) before he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in ’65. Fairchild later played for the ABA’s Denver Rockets (pictured above). Courtesy photos
When you see Elgin Baylor and Jerry West you kind of go, ‘Holy smokes, I’m playing with these guys.”
John Fairchild Lakers player, 1965-66
Manchester United, Wrexham to meet at Snapdragon in July

O’side police may hire more staff

The police department will implement a plan over the course of the next several years to improve its operations with more staff following recommendations from an independent assessment of the department.

The city hired Citygate Associates, a local governance consulting firm, over a year ago to conduct an organizational and operational assessment of the police department.

According to former Police Chief Fred Armijo in his final report to the council before retirement, the assessment was the first of its kind for the department since the late 1980s.

The firm presented its findings to the City Council at the March 22 meeting after a year of gathering public input through citywide surveys and district community meetings, reviewing department data and interviewing department staff.

“It’s not a bad report card, this is a best practice tuneup,” said Stewart Gary, public safety principal at Citygate Associates. “You have a vibrant, strong organization that wants to continue to meet the needs of Oceanside and is going to need some help along the way in terms of the strategies we’re about to recommend.”

According to the report, OPD has experienced a steady decline in the

number of officer-initiated activities due to a shortage in staff and increased time committed to responding to calls for service.

Officer-initiated activity includes work that proactively addresses common neighborhood complaints and concerns rather than simply responding to a call for service.

Armijo explained that as staffing issues continue to grow, the amount of free time officers have to initi-

O’side names new police chief

— The city has a new police chief with more than 20 years of local policing experience.

Oceanside Police

Chief Kedrick Sadler officially assumed his new role on April 1 from Fred Armijo, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

line of duty in 2008 after a fleeing suspect intentionally threw him off the Coronado Bridge in San Diego.

ate their own investigative patrol times has decreased. This is in part due to how policing has changed to implement a more methodical approach to responses.

For example, Armijo said with incidents involving armed suspects, the police use a more cautious, methodical approach, whereas 15 to 20 years ago, a few officers would be tasked to respond to such an incident with the use of force.

“Nowadays, we’re a heck of a lot more thoughtful in our approach, which eats into our available time, but I’ll take the more methodical approach,” Armijo said.

gating its duties to officers; adding one DUI investigator and one motors officer to the traffic unit; adding a lieutenant; sergeant and officer to the training unit; adding one sergeant to internal affairs, and adding two dedicated information technology specialists.

massive undertaking with an approximately $4 billion price tag.

SANDAG received $300 million in state funds last year for preliminary engineering and environmental studies related to the relocation project while officials continue to pursue federal funding to make construction a reality.

State Sen. Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas) shared her appreciation for the boost in funding to support the resiliency of the bluffs, especially following recent bluff failures in nearby areas of Encinitas and Torrey Pines.

“I am delighted this state funding will allow SANDAG to move forward with this much-needed work to make the tracks more secure,” Blakespear said. “Recently, we’ve seen just how vulnerable this vital rail line is to effects of sea level rise and bluff instability. There is real urgency needed in Del Mar to counter the dangerous erosion of the cliffs beneath the railroad tracks.”

cal green light for Phase 5 work to begin, approving encroachment permits last fall. However, officials, including Mayor Tracy Martinez, have expressed concerns about the project’s impact on beach access and the bluffs.

“While the City looks forward to the railroad tracks being removed from the Del Mar bluff’s altogether, the DMB5 project will provide critically needed bluff stabilization for the safety of the train and its passengers,” Martinez said. “This, however, is a very high cost in return for our residents and visitors. The seawalls are to be placed west of the toe of the bluff and the Del Mar beaches will lose nearly two miles of their beach width. The eight feet seawalls will cover seven feet of the beautiful natural bluff and coastal terrain.”

While the seawalls will likely be in place for several years, SANDAG officials have confirmed they will remove them after relocating the rail line off the bluffs.

Phase 6, the next and final stage of the bluffs rehabilitation process, will involve further work to protect the base of the bluffs from a continued retreat, along with other long-term rehabilitation and stabilization work.

SADLER

Originally from Long Beach, Sadler first came to Oceanside as a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. He stuck around following his service and joined the Oceanside Police Department 22 years ago.

During his more than two decades as an Oceanside police officer, Sadler served as a patrol officer, property crimes detective, homicide detective, patrol sergeant, Support Operations Division lieutenant, and more recently as captain overseeing the Investigations Division.

Sadler was also a K-9 handler for police service dog Stryker, a Belgian Malinois killed in the

Sadler has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and is currently working on a master’s degree in organizational leadership. He holds numerous peace officer standards and training certificates and is an involved member of the community, having served in various police liaison positions with local organizations. He also served as a member of the North San Diego County NAACP executive committee.

Outside of his duties as police chief, Sadler enjoys spending time with his wife, Melinda, and their five children, Justin, Jordan, Sierra, Jarred and Laila.

Sadler said the police department will become a regional leader in carrying out the six pillars of 21st-century policing: building trust and legitimacy with the community; policy and oversight; technology and social media leveraging; community policing and crime reduction; officer training and education, and officer safety and wellness.

Approximately 70 action items were recommended to the police department, which mostly cover addressing vacant staff positions, including: hiring a deputy police chief; adding three sergeants with each dedicated to the three different patrol shifts; converting its gang unit and crime analysts to full-time; adding two administrative crime analysts; adding one records specialist for evidence and public records handling; reclassifying the field evidence technician role and dele-

Armijo said the department has already implemented approximately 27% of the 70 recommended actions. The department has so far converted its crime analyst to full-time, added a second sergeant to internal affairs, and added a training lieutenant and also assistant police chief in the last quarter of 2022 without requiring additional support from the city’s general fund.

The police department accounts for nearly 37% of the city’s $188 million general fund.

According to Armijo, the assessment’s findings will be considered as the police department creates an implementation plan to fulfill the recommendations over the course of the next several years.

“We will use this as a baseline to measure progress going forward,” Armijo said.

While costs for the stabilization project have risen to over $78 million, SANDAG officials said it’s fully funded. In addition to the $37 million, SANDAG received funds from the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, California Natural Resources Agency and North County Transit District.

A major part of the project will be the implementation of new seawalls at the foot of the bluff that will fill in gaps between 15th and 11th streets and from 7th to 8th streets in Del Mar, where other seawalls were erected during past project phases.

The Del Mar City Council has given the lo-

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A local surfing legend emerges from ‘The Hanger’

moved to Encinitas in the summer of 1970 and was quickly driven to D Street by the soon-to-be-famous bigwave rider Ken Bradshaw.

I remember the wave offering quick, crisp peaks and soon found that it was then, as it is now, one of the premier North County beach breaks, working best from June through September.

It seems the seasons were more pronounced then, and swell directions switched as predictably as the calendar, by fall switching from south to north, removing sandbars

as if by conveyor belt. The annual sand migration left D Street basically closed, while bringing the Swami’s reef to life.

I knew none of that, however, when, in the aforementioned summer, I ran down the dusty bluff to meet a small group of surfers at base of the cliff.

That day we surfed, talked story and contemplated the fate of the big wooden house above us whose balcony hung precariously over the edge.

The place was affectionately known as “The Hanger,” and some of our town’s best surfers: Dean Redfield, David Cunnison, Gary the Giant, Ryan Dotson, Greg Tucker, and Gary Stuber and his wife, Maryann, and two kids lived there in a world a million miles from the coming yuppie invasion that has never ceased.

I never did enter that house, but it looked mas -

sive from the outside.

The smell of resin wafted from it, for it was there that the underground surfboard label “Black Dot” enjoyed its brief life.

The boards were extremely well crafted with nothing but a black dot decorating the deck. To my recollection there were no other words or symbols on them.

The Hanger was soon condemned, and even though the residents approached San Diego City Hall to save it, it went the way of all things old in Encinitas. Probably just as well in this case since the place seemed ready to take a plunge into the mighty Pacific at any moment.

Years later I would ask Gary Stuber about the Hanger.

Then, he would smile knowingly, and tell about walking out onto the balcony once to check the surf when his foot fell through the floor.

Stuber later moved on to Sunset Surfboards where he quickly earned the title of “lam (laminating) master.”

Once Sunset quit making surfboards, Gary joined Peter “Pinline” St. Pierre, Kenny “Tumbleweed” Mann and perhaps the area’s best surfing sexagenarian, Mark Donnellan, to create the business known as Moonlight Surf-

boards.

Others, like super shaper, Gary “GH” Hanel would soon be welcomed into the fold.

If you’ve been surfing for a while and ever ridden a Channel Islands, Campbell Brothers, GH or Josh Hall surfboard, Gary Stuber probably glassed it.

He has glassed Bonzers, Fishes, Eggs, finless boards, four-finned boards, longboards, channel bottoms, wingers, stingers, and boards without stringers, beginning the complicated process of turning a foam sculpture into a durable (after all, some of these boards would have to hold up in 20-foot surf) piece of art.

There’s not enough space here to write about

Gary as a surfer, but he always rivaled the best in the lineup, and would have, no doubt, been better if he had not put his wife and children first.

Nonetheless, Gary Stuber is a surfing legend. Being humble requires that others have to speak about him, rather than himself.

Last Saturday, I along with about 50 well-wishers helped Gary celebrate his 80th birthday.

Upon driving home, visions of the Hanger danced in my head, and I contemplated a master craftsman, a good friend, a family man and a surfing legend.

Happy birthday, Gary Stuber. Thanks, love and blessings from all of us.

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Del Mar makes latest round of housing element revisions

Council hears from developer, project opponents

officials submitted the city’s revised 6th Cycle Housing Element for state approval for what they hope is the last time on March 3, after years of contentious back and forth with state housing officials and repeated revisions.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development, or HCD, has yet to find Del Mar’s 6th Cycle Housing Element in compliance since the city first submitted it in March of 2021.

Officials last submitted a revised version in November of 2022, and while they hoped it would be the last time, they received a letter with another round of requested revisions from HCD in January.

The city’s most recent revision and submittal on Monday marks the fourth time the city has gone through this process.

At the City Council’s April 3 meeting, Del Mar Principal Planner Amanda Lee said she is very optimistic that the city has now addressed all concerns raised by the state housing agency.

“I think they’d like to be done with us, and we’re hoping that’s the case,” Lee joked. “We’ve been closely coordinating with them, so we feel like we have covered every little bit in these letters.”

In a January letter, HCD instructed the city to reformat data for certain programs, clarify their public outreach records, provide more detail regarding their action plans, and

reaffirm their commitment to affirmatively further fair housing.

Del Mar is obligated under the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) to build 101 units for households earning between 30% and 80% of the area median income by 2029, along with a 12-unit requirement that went unmet during the previous housing cycle.

However, HCD instructed the city to add a goal to create 100 housing opportunities for median-income, lower-income and special needs households, in addition to the existing RHNA goals.

Lee said that the housing element thankfully already outlines programs to meet this requirement.

“The good news is that goal is substantially consistent with our prior adopted housing element and does not require the creation of new programs or new upzoning actions,” she said.

Councilmember Dwight Worden said this requirement did not sit well with him but that he can accept it since the city has already created plans for additional units and would not have to create new programs or projects.

“My first reaction was, ‘What’s the legal basis for that? Where do they get off doing that?’” said Worden. “The whole concept of the RHNA process is, this is our fair share allocation.”

HCD also requested more specific metrics and numeric targets related to

increasing lower-income housing opportunities, especially in housing element programs related to the central commercial zone, accessory dwelling units, interfaith partnerships, senior housing and student housing.

Lee said the document has been revised to state that the city will contact nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity to solicit interest for potential partnerships on housing projects at city-owned lots on 10th and 28th streets.

Council members did not hide their frustration with the years of back-andforth with HCD but expressed their readiness to move forward.

“This is arguably the most important issue for

Pursuit ends with five injured in rollover crash

By City News Service

The 18-year-old driver of a Kia was arrested April 2 on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading and two counts of felony child endangerment after a pursuit from Riverside to Vista ended in a crash with four occupants detained and rushed to area hospitals.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department notified the San Diego County Sheriff's Department to be on the lookout for a stolen white 2023 Kia Forte that deputies were pursuing southbound on Interstate 15 at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to Lt. Claudia Delgado of the SDCSD.

A short time later, deputies from the Fallbrook station saw the Kia traveling south on I-15 at Mission Road with no lights on, the lieutenant said.

“Deputies initiated a traffic enforcement stop and the driver failed to yield, resulting in a traffic pursuit,” Delgado said. “The stolen Kia continued southbound on I-15 at speeds in excess of 110 mph.”

The pursuit led deputies through Escondido before entering onto westbound

Highway 78.

The Kia continued to flee at high speeds and exited on Sycamore Avenue. As the Kia traveled through Vista, the driver failed to negotiate a traffic circle at the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue and Pala Vista Drive and struck the concrete traffic circle structure, causing the vehicle to overturn, Delgado said.

Deputies detained four people exiting the Kia: an adult driver, an adult passenger and two juvenile passengers.

A pursuing deputy's view was obscured by the Kia kicking up dust and debris and the deputy was unable to avoid a crash into the traffic circle, the lieutenant said. The deputy was rushed to a hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Kia was identified as Brenden Hawkins.

Pedestrian hit, killed by Coaster train in Carlsbad

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a northbound Coaster train April 2, sheriff’s officials said.

The crash was reported

at 11:28 a.m. Sunday on the tracks south of Tamarack Avenue, according to Lt. John Spach of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Ex-vice detective, others plead guilty in massage scheme

A former San Diego police detective and three others charged by federal prosecutors with operating massage parlors that offered commercial sex services pleaded guilty April 4.

Peter Griffin, 78, a former vice detective and attorney, owned and operated five businesses in California and Arizona with his co-defendants between 2013 and 2022, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The defendants advertised sexual services online and employed women to perform those services, prosecutors said.

According to a grand jury indictment returned against the defendants, the businesses were located in San Diego, Escondido, Chula Vista, Spring Valley and Tempe, Arizona.

The indictment states

every city in the state, so it’s important that we get it right,” said Councilmember Dan Quirk. “There’s gonna be things we don’t like, but sometimes when you’ve got a gun to your head, you just have to do things and move forward.”

HCD now has 60 days to respond in writing to the city’s re-adopted housing element, city officials said.

The element was also revised to say that if the city cannot secure a binding agreement with the Del Mar Fairgrounds to develop 61 lower-income units by the state-imposed deadline of June 2024, they will pursue alternative strategies.

One backup location is the 929 Border Ave property at the city’s North Bluff just north of Del Mar Dog

Beach. At its upcoming April 17 meeting, the City Council will discuss a “final map approval and public improvement agreement” for the property, according to an agenda.

However, a developer is also moving ahead with plans to construct a 259unit mixed-income housing development at the site.

The Seaside Ridge project was first proposed in October, with a more thorough application, including project renderings, submitted this week.

Project plans describe 85 affordable units, including 42 units designated as low- to extremely low-income.

Developers are determined to push the project through, submitting it through the state’s byright process and insisting that the city is obligated to accept it due to its out-of-compliance housing element — an argument the city disagrees with.

“We hope that the city will continue to advance this worthy project – which it must do under state law –so that it can do its part to help alleviate our region’s affordable housing crisis,” said project spokesman Darren Pudgil.

Another project, the 50-unit Watermark development planned for the corner of Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive, was approved by the city in April 2021 but then appealed by residents to the California Coastal Commission.

Lee said the Coastal Commission might hold a hearing regarding the appeal in the summer, although no dates have been confirmed. Ten of the proposed 50 units would be restricted to lower-income residents.

that Griffin was a San Diego police officer from 1975 until 2002, including time in the San Diego Police Department’s Vice Unit, which investigates crimes related to prostitution. Following his retirement from the SDPD, he became a private investigator and operated his business, “Griffin PI,’’ out of his San Diego home, the indictment states.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Griffin used his experience as a former vice detective to evade law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Along with Griffin, co-defendants Kyung Sook Hernandez, 58, Yu Hong Tan, 56, and Yoo Jin Ott, 46, pleaded guilty the morning of April 4 in San Diego federal court.

According to Hernandez’s plea agreement, she “used Griffin’s law enforcement background to encourage spa employees to perform commercial sex services.’’

Tan and Griffin also leased apartments in San Diego County where spa employees lived and paid rent through money earned by engaging in sex acts, the plea agreement states.

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San Diego Center for AIDS Research gets $15M grant

REGION — The San Diego Center for AIDS Research at UC San Diego has received a five-year, $15.45 million grant, renewing support that extends back to an original establishing grant in 1994.

The funds come from the National Insti tute of Allergy and Infectious Diseas es, part of the Na tional Institutes of Health.

The Center for AIDS Re search was “established by the NIAID as a regional, orative, front-line hub for studying HIV,” bringing together multiple partners, including The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, San Diego State University and local health agencies and community groups.

“The grant renewal represents NIAID’s continued and enduring investment in our mission to be a critical regional resource in HIV research and education, to advance the discovery and development

of new treatments, and ultimately to find a cure for HIV,” said Dr. Davey Smith, the grant’s principal investigator and a co-director with Dr. Douglas Richman, professor of pathology and medicine at UCSD School of Medicine.

In 1994, AIDS would become the leading cause of death for all Americans ages 25 to 44, with the death toll reaching its alltime annual high of 48,371 in 1995.

Richman was a foundmember of SD CFAR in 1994. In 1981, he had been an assistant professor operating a diagnostic virology lab at UCSD School of Medicine. He saw many of the first cases of HIV/ AIDS.

“Those early years were hard,” said Richman. “There were no treatments for HIV itself and therapies for infections that complicated AIDS were difficult and often ineffective.

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Tri-City Medical Center: Investing in environmental sustainability

Earth Day on April

22, 2023 is a day to invest in our planet. According to earthday.org, we need to ‘act (boldly), innovate (broadly) and implement (equitably). Businesses, governments and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.’

‘At Tri-City Medical Center, we are committed to investing in environmental sustainability, not only for the good of our patients and community, but for the planet as well,” said Benny Oporto, Director of Facilities at the hospital. “We want to be a part of the solution and use our resources efficiently.”

Currently, Tri-City Medical Center’s (TCMC) Facilities Department has several sustainability efforts underway pertaining to water conservation and energy efficiency.

“Several years ago, the hospital installed flow meters on its faucets in places like public restrooms, patient rooms and kitchens to decrease the flow rate and reduce daily water consump-

tion,” said Oporto. “As smart water managers, we are not only saving water, but we are also saving on costs.”

TCMC is also retrofitting lights throughout the hospital and in operating rooms. Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are being replaced by LED bulbs, which use substantially less wattage to achieve the same or greater brightness and have a significantly longer life span before burning out.

“Since the energy usage of LED bulbs is less, it positively impacts our bottom line, which means we have more money to spend on improving other areas that may impact patient care,” added Oporto.

In collaboration with Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, TCMC is doing an energy audit of the entire hospital.

“Together, we are developing a plan on how to update the facility’s infrastructure to reduce our energy consumption and costs,” said Oporto. “We will start

with our water chillers, as they are one of the biggest consumers of energy in a hospital and part of the overall heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

“Like many hospitals, our chillers are dated and not as efficient as we need today. Although this will be a large and expensive project, we know that the return on our investment will benefit our patients, as well as the environment.”

TCMC is also working with Bloom Energy on a cogeneration energy project to evaluate if the hospital could build an onsite fuel cell plant to generate its own energy by converting natural gas to hydrogen, which is then used to generate electricity.

“Currently, SDG&E has to generate and distribute energy to the hospital over hundreds of miles from its generating plant,” said Oporto. “By using a fuel cell system, we could save on energy and costs and continue to advance our sustainabili-

ty efforts.”

In 2022, TCMC received the American Society for Healthcare Engineering’s Energy to Care Award, which honors healthcare facilities for their achievements in healthcare sustainability.

As one of only 170 winners across the country, TCMC had to meet certain criteria such as tracking energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, and achieving a certain percentage of energy use intensity (EUI) savings.

“I’m extremely proud of the work that we are doing to keep our facility operating efficiently so that we can build a healthier community and remain environmentally sustainable for many years to come,” said Oporto.

To learn how you can invest in our planet, visit earthday.org.

To learn more about its services, visit Tri-City Medical Center or call 855-2228262.

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Hit a weight loss plateau?

Why the scale seems stuck

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So, you took the leap and signed up for a weight loss program. But once you got started, it was a whole different story. While you may feel like you’re doing everything to a T, the scale is stuck and you can’t figure out why.

Plateaus are a normal part of any weight loss journey, but there are many reasons for them. Check out these six reasons why the scale may be stuck:

1. Overeating. Weight loss is dependent on “calories in” being lower than “calories out.” Eating too much for your current activity level and weight could be a reason why the scale is stuck.

“Meal delivery programs can help eliminate any guesswork,” says nutrition expert Chris Mohr, PhD, RD.

2. Not keeping track Overeating, skipping meals and portion control can all be eased if you get more diligent with food tracking.

Take it from the experts: According to research published in the journal “Obesity,” self-monitoring your diet is the No. 1 predictor of weight loss success, and it takes less than 15 minutes each day.

Try tracking your diet at least 80% of the time or at least five to six days of the week. Be sure to include all eating occasions (even nibbling), portion sizes and ingredients. This way, when the scale is stuck, you can evaluate where you may be overdoing it.

3. Skimping on protein and fiber. Try maximizing protein and fiber in your diet.

“Protein helps preserve lean muscle mass while losing weight to help maintain metabolic rate,” Mohr says. “Also, protein and fiber keep you feeling full longer. What’s more, protein is more thermogenic than carbohydrates and fats — meaning you’ll burn more calories digesting and absorbing high-protein foods. Fiber isn’t fully digested, so the calorie contribution from fiber is less than other

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to help make a difference: the front door to the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, with a large military presence, the busiest land border crossing in the Western hemisphere and at the epicenter of one of the highest HIV burden areas,” he said.

At UC San Diego, the Center for AIDS Research is part of a larger coalition under the umbrella of The HIV Institute.

“A lot has changed since HIV/AIDS first emerged, especially in the last several years,” Smith said. “We haven’t yet found a cure,

carb sources.”

4. Increasing muscle If you’ve been hitting the gym and putting on muscle, you might also experience a stall on the scale. Find other measures of success in the meantime. For example, your jeans may be fitting better or you may have more energy. These non-scale victories are just as valuable as a number on the scale.

5. Other lifestyle factors. Lack of sleep can disrupt weight loss. The National Sleep Foundation recommends sticking to a regular sleep schedule.

Limit caffeine and screen-time in the hours before bed. The light emitted by screens on electronic devices reduce your body’s production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep and wake cycle, according to Harvard Health. You can also try a before-bed exercise routine.

Did you know that chronic stress can halt weight loss? Address your stress with self-care. Try meditation, daily exercise and breathing techniques.

You should also seek out a support system and engage in your community. Feeling overly stressed? Be sure to speak with your doctor.

6. Illness or injury. A recent illness or injury can cause increased inflammation that results in water retention. Additionally, injury or illness can decrease daily activity and overall calories burned. Some medications may also stall weight loss.

Your overall health should always take precedence over the number on the scale. Consult your doctor. It may mean modifying your weight loss program temporarily.

This setback is not the end of your journey though. Once you’ve recovered, you should be able to start where you left off, pending your doctor’s approval.

“Ultimately, your goals should be realistic. Don’t expect the pounds to fall off instantly. Have patience and give yourself some grace. If you’re doing the work, that’s all that matters,” says Mohr.

but there are now effective treatments capable of reducing AIDS to the status of a chronic but manageable condition, not unlike diabetes or hypertension.

“Thanks to work at places like CFAR and elsewhere, the mortality rate for AIDS is a shadow of what it once was,” he said.

HIV/AIDS remains persistent. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.5 million people worldwide acquired the disease in 2021 and 650,000 died.

The World Health Organization estimates more than 38 million persons worldwide are living with HIV.

Spring cleaning more than just your home

As the days get lighter and the temperatures start to warm, we often get motivated by the shift to organize, declutter, and clean.

I remember growing up and doing all the extra types of cleaning like the windows, going through our clothes, and storage bins.

Spring is a good time to look forward, reset, and make a change. When you think of doing a spring clean, I want you to consider ways to clean your entire life up.

What do you no longer love that needs a change? What can you purge, remove, or organize.

Here are some principals to consider.

1. Be still. In order to understand what is of value, we need to pause long enough to tune into ourselves and ask these questions.

It is easy to be impulsive and just get rid of things but doing this act with intention takes a much greater effort.

Each morning for the first week of April take 2 minutes to be still and breathe. Don’t do anything else. Pause and let yourself be. Clarity will come.

2. Revisit your goals and make adjustments. Spring is a wonderful time to update your goals from where you started at the new year.

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control estimates 1.2 million people have HIV, with roughly 13% unaware of their infections.

Around 34,800 new HIV infections occurred in

How realistic are your goals? Are they broken down into bite size pieces to successfully accomplish? Are you trying to do too many things at once? Do you have support? Are you taking missteps and realizing that these goals aren’t that important?

Whatever the obstacles are towards your accomplishments, take the time to evaluate, reset, and make adjustments.

3. If you don’t love it, throw it out (people too). This may sound a little harsh but what I’m referring to is boundaries. Focus on self-love first, then get clear on what really matters to you.

If your relationships are not reciprocal or you aren’t asserting yourself, it’s time to give that a try or reorganize your relationships. Spend time with the people who get you, fill you up, and make you feel like your true self.

All relationships take maintenance and work but it should never be incredibly hard.

the U.S. in 2019. In 2020, that number decreased 17%, a decline the researchers said was likely due to the COVID-19 impact on prevention, testing and care-related services.

4. Make 3 piles for stuff. Keep, maybe and give. This strategy takes some of the thinking out of purging our things.

Once you weed through all of your clothes, for example, in this way you can go back through the maybe pile and make solid decisions.

Sometimes the permission to not know or make every decision perfectly in the moment helps with organizing because you give yourself time to be intentional about even the small decisions.

5. Throw out plans that don’t work . Are you finding yourself going through the motions with a certain aspect of your week or maybe you can’t nail down a day and time?

If this is your experience, stop pushing. These plans or this idea right now

is not working. Take a step back, ask yourself if it is still important, ask yourself your why, and decide if you need to make an adjustment or throw it out entirely.

In summary, it is perfectly healthy and normal to make changes, not know everything, say no, create space, and give yourself the time you’ve been needing.

Maybe the biggest gift you can give yourself this spring is simply the time to stop, reflect, and reorganize how you are relating to yourself.

Happy spring cleaning!

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Pet salon and store keeps it all-natural

Mr. Bodhi’s Grub and Scrub is a new business in Solana Beach helping animal lovers find self-serve dog wash tubs, grooming services and alternative, organic proteins and all-natural grooming products for their furry friends.

Named after an energetic Bernedoodle, Mr. Bodhi’s strives to keep prices reasonable compared to other pet salons in the region. Prices for grooming services will vary depending on the size of the animal.

Pet owners can walk in and wash their pets at one of the self service stations available. The self service option is great for pets who, just like the real Mr. Bodhi, like to play on the beach with their human companions and need a good rinse before they go home.

As a professional pet salon, Mr. Bodhi’s maintains a stress-free, cage-free environment for pets while also practicing best techniques with the best products possible. Mr. Bodhi’s even has its own line of all-natural shampoos and conditioners with coconut, lavender and other calming smells that help calm pets during bath-time.

Mr. Bodhi’s is also unique because it offers ramps for pets to step up into the raised bathtubs, making it convenient for pet owners who have large dogs or request for help like other

salons with self washing stations require.

The self service stations are great for pet owners who like to groom their own pets after a trip to Del Mar Dog Beach without having to clean up a mess in their own home afterwards.

Operational Manager Nina Keshawarz said grooming one’s own pet is a great bonding experience.

“It helps strengthen a dog’s trust,” she said. “It reassures a dog that although they may not like this bath, they’re in a safe place.”

Mr. Bodhi’s also offers additional spa services like nail trimming, nail painting, ear cleaning and hair plucking, teeth brushing with all-natural products, deshedding and dematting, flea treatments and tick re-

movals.

No appointments for grooming services are necessary. Beyond grooming, Mr. Bodhi’s also provides a variety of different proteins like duck, lamb, turkey, rabbit and beef that can help dogs and cats live and eat healthier. These different proteins can serve as alternatives to chicken, which is found in many common dog food brands and is one of the more common food allergens for dogs.

Nina, who also serves as food advisor, can help find the right alternative protein for your dog.

“I have always had a strong love for animals and people,” Nina said. “I do my best to show this in my work and dedication to educating pet parents on the benefits of natural, healthy diets.”

Nina is certified in pet nutrition and continues her education to help keep herself up to date. Take your pet to Mr. Bodhi’s Grub and Scrub located at 437 S. Highway 101, Suite #105 in Solana Beach. The store is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit mrbodhi.com.

San Marcos celebrates 31st annual Spring Fling

Thousands of residents took to Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos on Sunday, April 2, to ring in the spring season with delicious food, shopping and live music at the city’s 31st annual Spring Fling & Street Fair.

The annual event organized by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce featured over 200 vendor booths as well as two performance stages, a beer garden, food trucks and a kid zone. This year’s street fair drew thousands through-

out the day.

Shoppers had the chance to peruse all kinds of handmade and retail goods, from all-denim accessories and hot sauce to pet goods and handmade jewelry.

Samira Sadeghlou, owner of San Marcos plant business PlanterSam, said the Spring Fling and other local markets allow vendors to connect with more customers and grow their businesses, especially following the pandemic.

“It’s just a lot of fun,” Sadeghlou said. “For the past two and a half years since we opened, we’ve been a big part of all the events.”

Food trucks spun cotton candy, created colorful snow cones and plated delicious tacos for attendees. Nearby, kids with vibrant face paint enjoyed a bouncy house and bungee trampolines in the kid zone.

At the two entertainment stages, those wandering down Via Vera Cruz enjoyed live music and performances from local and regional artists and groups, including Surf Kings, Jungle Poppins and Jukebox Junkies.

SD Opera cancels shows, citing costs

By City News Service REGION — Citing rising costs and reduced revenue, the San Diego Opera canceled performances of “The Falling and the Rising,” a co-commissioned work originally scheduled to premiere in 2020 but postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Falling and the Rising” was part of a planned 2022-23 season featuring two world premieres, in addition to a new production of “The Puccini Duo” and a production of “Tosca.”

According to the company, ticket revenue is only covering around 20% of expenses this year, down from 35% pre-COVID. The last performances of the 2022-23 season will be “Ghosts” by Nicolas Reveles on April 14, 15 and 16.

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Fabulous sandwiches roundup

my go-to and it does the job every time.

The problem with my new “gluten aware” status is that it has seriously curtailed my daily indulgence in a top-notch sandwich. I know it’s a high-class problem, yet overall, I think it’s a healthy choice.

I am still a firm believer that completely denying oneself of life’s simple indulgences for the sake of a diet does not work. With that, I’m on a loose three-sandwich-per-week trial run. So far, so good.

The seed for this column was planted when I recently popped in randomly to the new-ish Mendocino Farms, or “Mendo” as they call it, on El Camino Real in Encinitas and was reminded of the great pleasure a truly fabulous sandwich on amazing bread can provide.

Encinitas is Mendocino Farms’ 50th location, so they must be doing something right. Every sandwich and salad on the menu sounded crazy good, and my Farm Club with a cup of soup was perfect. The Mendo experience got me thinking about the plethora of stellar sandwich options we have in North County.

And as always, I try to give representation to as much of The Coast News coverage area as possible, so I’ll start on the southern tip at the iconic Milton’s, where the best-corned beef sandwich in the area resides.

Stacked high on rye bread with a side of potato salad and a pickle — life is good.

Encinitas is now what I would consider a sandwich mecca, and that trend started years ago with the Encinitas Café, home to several solid, basic sandwiches, including my go-to tuna salad on white with a cup of their ever-present lima bean soup.

A few doors down is the splendid Prager Brothers, where you can get not only some of the best bread anywhere but a very solid lineup

of sandwich delights.

Not far up Coast Highway in its expanded location is what I consider to be the best sandwich joint in North County, if not San Diego — Moto Deli. I have taken a deep dive into the wonderful chef-driven creations of chef Andrew Halvorsen and can honestly say there is not a weak link on his menu.

Halvorsen has even elevated turkey salad to a higher level with his housesmoked turkey (turketta) breast. And it’s not just his sandwiches; I’ve been happy with every side salad they offer.

Next up is the Sandwich Spot in their new location near Lou’s Records, and while I’ve not sampled their offerings, they have “Chicago style beef” advertised loud and proud on their window, which made me very excited. If they are doing it right, look for them to be featured soon.

Just up the road, I’ll give my only gluten-free nod in this roundup to Nectarine Grove, which has made my whole gluten-aware experiment possible with their gluten-free bread and tortillas. Trust me, I am a worldclass cynic on the topic, and they have somehow managed to pull it off.

Just one more stop in Encinitas has to be at French Corner, where its

classic Le Jambon Fromage sandwich translates into the most amazing French ham, Gruyere, cornichons and butter on a baguette with butter you will ever eat … outside of France anyway.

Inland to La Costa, we go next to the Wise Ox, which is definitely worthy of a feature of their own that is coming soon. All I can say is they elevate bologna to another level with their house-made variety that is fried and surrounded by mayo, mustard and American cheese on a bun.

And while Board & Brew is a chain with several locations, I’ve only frequented their Carlsbad location and they do it right. Their Turkado with turkey breast, Jack cheese and avocado is

Crossing over the border into South Oceanside, another chef-driven shop called Naegi dominates by chef William Eick. Naegi’s “sandos” are Japanese-inspired goodness, and the crispy Karaage chicken sando with Togarashi mayo and cabbage on Eick’s signature milk bread is out of this world.

Farther up and inland a bit is Frazier Farms, whose deli counter offers up a wide range of sandwiches hearty enough for the firefighters who frequent it and healthy enough for the yoga folks who do the same. It’s worth the trip for sure, as you can do your grocery shopping while there.

Heading inland, Agrusa’s Super Sandwiches in Escondido has been around since 1958 and has been mentioned by many trusted sources over the past few years. Sources so solid, I trusted their word to include them on this list without having tried them. That said, the word has inspired a dedicated feature on them coming soon.

I’ll wrap this up with some beverages of choice when indulging in these gluten-laden delights. Mexican Coke is still my go-to for weekend sandwich adventures, but on weekdays I like to keep it a little healthier. Midweek beverages lean toward kombucha or sparkling water, and if it’s kombucha, the Blueberry Tart from Bambucha Kombucha is the way to go — flavor-forward, chef-crafted bubbles make it the perfect sandwich combination.

Aweather forecast with seven dry days in a row, temperatures breaking 70 degrees (finally), the sun still out after work and a high pollen count? It must be spring.

My fingers are crossed, and I’ve sent my swim trunks to the dry cleaners in anticipation. Is that weird? With the change in the season comes National Beer Day on Friday, April 7.

Every day of the year seems to have its own celebration, but this one has more history than most. April 7, 1933, was the day the Cullen-Harrison Act officially became law, leading to the repeal of prohibition in December 1933.

Shout-out to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. With the slash of his pen, for the first time in 13 years, it would be legal under the umbrella of the federal government to sell beer and wine with an ABV of 3.2% or less.

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CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION

PLACE OF MEETING: Council Chambers, Civic Center

505 S. Vulcan Avenue

Encinitas, CA 92024

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT/SECTION 504 REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 AND TITLE VI, THIS AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC ENTITY AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, ETHNIC ORIGIN, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, VETERANS STATUS OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICE. IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (760) 633-2710 AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

It is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, the 20th day of April 2023, at 6 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, by the Encinitas Planning Commission to discuss the following hearing item of the City of Encinitas:

PROJECT NAME: Beacon’s Beach Parking Lot Plan; CASE NUMBER: MULTI-005456-2022; USE-005458-2022; CDP-005457-2022; FILING DATE: June 7, 2022; APPLICANT: The City of Encinitas; LOCATION: 948 Neptune Avenue (APN: 254-040-31); ZONING/OVERLAY: The subject lot is located within the Residential 11 (R-11) zone and the Ecological Resource/Open Space/Park (ER/OS/PK) zone, the Coastal Blu Overlay Zone, and within the California Coastal Commission’s Appeal Jurisdiction of the Coastal Zone; DESCRIPTION: Public hearing to consider a Major Use Permit and Coastal Development Permit request to authorize the removal and replacement of the existing parking lot pavement to construct a new parking lot area beyond the existing failure plane on the blu at Beacon’s Beach and temporary construction staging area in the parking lot. ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project has been determined to be exempt from environmental review pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15311 and Section 15304(e). Section 15311 exempts the construction or replacement of minor structures including small parking lots. Section 15304(e) exempts the temporary construction staging area for the duration of the project. None of the exceptions in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 exists and no historic resources would be impacted by the proposed project.

STAFF CONTACT: Todd Mierau, Coastal Zone Program Administrator: (760) 633-2693 or tmierau@encinitasca.gov

An appeal of the Planning Commission determination, accompanied by the appropriate ling fee, may be led by 5 p.m. on the 15th calendar day following the date of the Commission’s determination. Appeals will be considered by the City Council pursuant to Chapter 1.12 of the Municipal Code. Any ling of an appeal will suspend this action as well as any processing of permits in reliance thereon in accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 1.12.020(D)(1) until such time as an action is taken on the appeal.

The above item is located within the Coastal Zone and requires issuance of a regular Coastal Development Permit. The action of the City Council on an appeal may be appealed to the California Coastal Commission.

Under California Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only the issues you or someone else raised regarding the matter described in this notice or written correspondence delivered to the City at or before the time and date of the determination.

For further information, or to review the application prior to the hearing, please contact sta or contact the Development Services Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 at (760) 633-2710 or by email at planning@encinitasca.gov

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CITY OF CARLSBAD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Carlsbad will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 5 p.m., at the Council Chamber, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, California, to hear property owners objections to removal of weeds and rubbish on private properties in the Hazard Reduction Program.

Those persons wishing to speak on this proposal are cordially invited to attend this public hearing. Copies of the sta report will be available on and after Friday, April 14, 2023, https:// www.carlsbadca.gov/city-hall/meetings-agendas. The meeting can be viewed at https://www. carlsbadca.gov/residents/communication/city-tv-channel. If you have any questions, please contact Fire Marshal Randy Metz in the Fire Department at 442-339-2661 or randy.metz@ carlsbadca.gov

Written comments may be submitted to the City Council at or prior to the hearing via U.S. Mail to the attention of the O ce of the City Clerk, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, or via email to clerk@carlsbadca.gov

If you challenge the Hazard Reduction Program in court, you may be limited to only raising issues presented at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered prior to the public hearing to the City of Carlsbad, Attn: City Clerk’s O ce, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

PUBLISH DATE: APRIL 7, 2023

CITY OF CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

TS No. CA-22-944678-SH Order

No.: 220529425-CA-VOO YOU

ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED

12/9/2005. 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 sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on

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CITY OF CARLSBAD NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW AND PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Carlsbad will hold a public hearing at the Council Chamber located at 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, California on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 5 p.m. for the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-24 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) Action Plan. The City of Carlsbad will release the draft FY 2023-24 Annual Action Plan for a 30-day public review period beginning on Monday, Apr. 10, 2023, and ending on May 9, 2023.

The CDBG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Carlsbad is an entitlement community and receives CDBG funds directly from HUD to address local community development needs. For FY 2023-24, the City of Carlsbad will receive an annual entitlement grant of $545,490. The draft FY 2023-24 Annual Action Plan describes the proposed projects and programs to be funded.

Beginning on Monday, April 10, 2023, the draft FY 2023-24 Annual Action Plan will be available for 30-day public review on the city’s website: https://www.carlsbadca.gov/city-hall/ grants-assistance/cdbg

Those persons wishing to speak on this item are cordially invited to attend the public hearing. In addition, written comments may be submitted to the City Council at or prior to the hearing via U.S. Mail to the attention of the City Clerk, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, or via email to clerk@carlsbadca.gov. Copies of the sta report will be available by Friday, May 5, 2023, on the city’s website: https://www.carlsbadca.gov/city-hall/meetings-agendas. The meeting can be viewed online at https://www.carlsbadca.gov/residents/communication/city-tv-channel or on the city’s cable channel.

To submit comments, direct questions, or to obtain a copy of the sta report, please contact Housing & Homeless Services Department Program Manager Nicole Piano-Jones at (442) 339-2191 or nicole.pianojones@carlsbadca.gov

PUBLISH: Friday, April 7, 2023

CITY OF CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL

MAN Recorded: 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-1077935 of O cial Records in the o ce of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California; Date of Sale: 5/24/2023 at 10:00 AM

Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by the statue, 250 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020

Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $273,085.55

The purported property address is: 3529 PASEO DE ELENITA #183, OCEANSIDE, CA 92056 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 165-362-26-43 NOTICE

that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be re ected in the telephone information or on the internet website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO

in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, 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: Louis V. Impastato and Linda C. Impastato, Husband and Wife, as Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 06/13/2012 as Instrument No. 2012-0343994 (or Book, Page) of the O cial Records of San Diego County, California.

a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank speci ed in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. 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

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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.

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 o may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying o all liens senior to the lien being auctioned o , 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 o ce 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, bene ciary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 619-846-7649 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this internet website http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the le number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA22-944678-SH. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or

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 619-846-7649, or visit this internet website http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the le number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA22-944678-SH to nd 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.

NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE OWNER-OCCUPANT: Any prospective owner-occupant as de ned in Section 2924m of the California Civil Code who is the last and highest bidder at the trustee’s sale shall provide the required a davit or declaration of eligibility to the auctioneer at the trustee’s sale or shall have it delivered to QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION by 5 p.m. on the next business day following the trustee’s sale at the address set forth in the below signature block. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the bene ciary within 10 days

of the date of rst publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Bene ciary, the Bene ciary’s Agent, or the Bene ciary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION 2763 Camino Del Rio S San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 619-846-7649 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com

Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION . TS No.: CA-22-944678-SH IDSPub #0184779 3/31/2023 4/7/2023 4/14/2023 CN 27484

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 22-30487-PMCA Title No. 2160191 A.P.N. 173-521-10-00 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY

PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE

2923.3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/05/2012. 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 sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speci ed in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; 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

Date of Sale: 05/05/2023 at 9:00 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 and other charges: $204,021.63 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 521 Silvana Way, Vista, CA 92084 A.P.N.: 173521-10-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the bene ciary within 10 days of the date of rst publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were ful lled when the Notice of Default was recorded. 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 o may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying o all liens senior to the lien being auctioned o , 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 o ce 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, bene ciary, 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 or visit this internet website www.

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BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FELIX A. BERRY, AN UNMARRIED
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CITY OF ENCINITAS

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

160 CALLE MAGDALENA

ENCINITAS, CA 92024-3633

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)

The City is soliciting Requests for Bids for contract services to provide general repair services involving various types of maintenance work including, but not limited to: removal and replacement of sidewalks, curb and gutters, cross gutters, driveways, pedestrian ramps, and other services in the City’s right-of-way areas.

It is the intent of the City to award a contract, in a form approved by the City Attorney, to the selected rm. Contractors with a valid State California General Engineering A may bid on this project.

COMPLETE RFB / CONTACT INFORMATION:

The website for this advertisement and related documents is: PlanetBids (http://www.encinitasca.gov/bids). All proposal documents and project correspondence will be posted on the PlanetBids website. It is the responsibility of Bidders to check the website regularly for information updates and Bid clari cations, as well as any addenda. To submit a bid, contractor must register as a vendor and download the contract documents from the City of Encinitas Website at http://www.encinitasca.gov/bids. Bids must be submitted electronically no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2023 via the PlanetBids website.

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ndscorp.com/sales, using the le number assigned to this case 22-30487-PM-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be re ected in the telephone information or on the internet website. 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 a “representative of all eligible tenant buyers” you may be able to 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 888-264-4010, or visit this internet website www. ndscorp.com, using the le number assigned to this case 22-30487-PM-CA to nd 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 a “representative of all eligible tenant buyers” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. *Pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code, the potential rights described herein shall apply only to public auctions taking place on or after January 1, 2021, through December 31,

2025, unless later extended.

Date: 03/20/2023 National

Default Servicing Corporation c/o Ti any and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010

Sales Line 800-280-2832; Sales

Website: www.ndscorp.com

Deandre Garland, Trustee Sales

Representative A-FN4778242

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RUTH BELFIELD

Case # 37-2023-00012326PR-PW-CTL

To all heirs, bene ciaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Ruth Bel eld

A Petition for Probate has been led by Joseph M. Bel eld in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego.

The Petition for Probate requests that Joseph M. Bel eld be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the le kept by the court.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person les an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows:

Date: May 11, 2023; Time:

1:30 PM; in Dept.: 503. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Courthouse. Appearances may be made in person in the department; or by using the department’s Microsoft Teams (“MSTeams”) video link; or by calling the department’s MSTeams conference phone number and using the assigned conference ID number. The department’s in person instructions, MSTeams video conference link, MS Teams conference phone number, and assigned conference ID number can be found at www.sdcourt. ca.gov/ProbateHearings. Plan to check 15 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time.

If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or le written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must le your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either

(1) four months from the date of rst issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as de ned in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal authority may a ect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the le kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may le with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the ling of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Attorney for Petitioner:

JULIE A. CARDIN

1015 Chestnut Ave. Ste G2

Carlsbad CA 92008

Telephone: 760.434.1040

04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023

CN 27519

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be o ered for sale at public auction for enforcement of storage lien.

Storage address: 1566 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. The Online Auction will be held per the times shown below.

Location of Online Auction: www.storagetreasures.com.

Terms are CASH ONLY! Valley Rose Self Storage reserves the

City of Encinitas

Public Notice of Unclaimed Checks

Pursuant to State of California Government Code Section 50050, notice is hereby given by the City of Encinitas that the following amounts, not the property of the city, have been held by the Treasurer of the City of Encinitas in the funds from which they were issued for more than 3 years. These amounts will become the property of the City of Encinitas on May 22, 2023; if no veri ed complaint is led and served by May 22, 2023. Any persons possessing an interest in this property may inquire with the City of Encinitas, Finance Department, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas California 92024, or call (760) 633-2638.

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.

On 04/14/23 ending at 1:00 pm

Henry Olivieri Jr. - unit B-225

On 04/21/23 ending at 1:00 pm Rhonda Rollins - unit RS-106 04/07/, 04/14/2023 CN 27517

NOTICE OF LIEN SALES

LIENHOLDER: RICHARD ELIZONDO 6996 A MISSION GORGE RD SAN DIEGO CA 92120

TIME: 10:00 AM DATE OF SALE: APRIL 13

1990 BOSTON VESSEL VIN: BWC8C028D090

2011 PACIFIC TRAILER VIN: 40R1A2NL1BA029715 04/07/2023 CN 27512

Notice of equitable interest in /to /of JAMIE JEFFREY HABIG/ JAMIE JEFFREY LANSDALE all variances

I Jamie Habig is authorized representative of JAMIE JEFFREY HABIG. It was never -Nunc pro tuncmy intention to abandon any, securities, credits, lawful money, any currencies (monies) in the public or private or on any markets or accounting connected to JAMIE JEFFREY HABIG / JAMIE JEFFREY LANSDALE. Jamie HabigNunc pro tunc-gives notice of intent to claim all securities, credits, lawful money, any currencies (monies)in the public or private or on any markets or accounting connected to JAMIE JEFFREY HABIG / JAMIE JEFFREY LANSDALE 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27511

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE #: 30-2022-01244197-CU-PACJC

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Nicholas Edward Katoski and DOES 1-20 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Shelby Korbin

NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to le a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plainti . A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can nd these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the ling fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot a ord an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonpro t legal services program. You can locate these nonpro t groups at the

California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil. case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta.Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de

servicios legales sin nes de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin nes de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales.

AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.

The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es):

Central Justice Center

700 W. Civic Center Dr. Santa Ana CA 92701

The name, address, and telephone number of plainti ’s attorney, or plainti without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es):

Ian Silverthorne 999 Corporate Dr., Ste 260 Ladera Ranch CA 92694

Telephone: 949.284.8811

Date: 02/07/2022

David H. Yamasaki, Clerk (Secretario), by Jessica Duarte, Deputy (Adjunto)

NOTICE TO THE PERSON

SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant.

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When I think of spring, a few things come to mind: warmer weather, longer days, spring training and opening day and March Madness — how about them SDSU Aztecs!

One of the events that I most look forward to is the Family Winemakers of California San Diego/Southern California show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Each year Family Winemakers hosts its annual tasting of family-owned and produced, hard-to-find California wines.

Many booths have the owner, often also the winemaker, or both the owner and winemaker attending.

As I reflect on this year’s show, which I attended with Taste of Wine founder Frank Mangio and travel writers, Scott Hagner and Nancine Belfiore, I find it helpful to categorize the wines we tasted into white, specifically viognier, Rhone reds, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon.

Our first stop was the Falkner Winery booth. It was good seeing owners Ray and Loretta Falkner, along with winemaker Duncan Williams and his wife, Mare. It was even better hearing that Falkner’s new state-of-the-art winery and tasting room has been fully operational since 2022, following the tragic fire in 2020 that destroyed the previous ones.

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vanilla.

After Falkner, we headed over to the Cass Winery booth to see co-proprietor Ted Plemons getting the crowd excited with his massive collection of Rhones and a few cabernet sauvignons.

Plemons and assistant Angela Hollen spoiled the crowd with eight of their delicious wines. The lineup started with their 2022 rosé (80% mourvèdre / 20% grenache) before moving to their 2022 viognier.

Reds followed by the 2021 grenache, 2020 Backbone syrah, 2020 Rockin’ One grenache, syrah, mourvèdre (GSM) blend and 2020 cabernet sauvignon (85%) blended with merlot (7%) and malbec (6%) and a splash of petit verdot (2%).

When you thought it couldn’t get any better, Plemons continued to wow guests with 2020 Vintage Ted featuring some of Cass’ best fruit that included Clone 8 with cabernet sauvignon (70%), 25% mourvèdre and 5% petit verdot, all estate-free run juice.

The finale was a 2020 Bordeaux Reserve featuring cabernet sauvignon (80%) blended with petite sirah (11%), merlot (6%) with

splashes of petit verdot (2%) and mourvèdre (1%). This beauty still has another 12 months of aging for a total of 30 months.

This was one of my fav cabs at the show. The flavors were incredible with plum, blackberry and blueberry with hints of cherry and tobacco. The tannins and structure were solid, and the additional aging will make it even better.

Next to Cass was another of my fav cabs at the show, from Coomber Craft Wines. Co-proprietors Maureen and Skip Coomber, also the winemaker, were spoiling the crowd with their 2013 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with Beckstoffer fruit sourced from Rutherford.

I found this to be full-bodied with great fruit and the expected cocoa on the finish based on the famous Rutherford dust. The Coombers were also delighting guests with their 2020 Paso Robles-sourced cab sauv and 2014 Santa Rita Hills-sourced pinot noir. The Coombers are excited to open their new Vista tasting room this year in the late spring/early summer.

Speaking of pinots, the Sojourn 2021 pinot noir,

sourced from Gaps Crown Vineyard in Sonoma Coast’s Petaluma Gap, was my favorite pinot of the day. The 97-point International Wine Report winner was whole-cluster fermented, adding body with baking spice notes with a cherry and dark berry palate.

Sherry Perkovich, director of marketing, WSET III, was also pouring their 2021 rose (pinot noir), 2021 Sonoma Coast chardonnay, and 2021 Sonoma Coast pinot noir.

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I suspect there were more great wines to discover at the show and hope to find these at future events. I am already looking forward to next year’s show. See more at familywinemakers.org.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE# 37-202300012825-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED

PERSONS:

Petitioner(s): Matthew Patrick Seemann led a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present

name: Matthew Patrick Seemann change to proposed name: Matthew Patrick Wolf

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 le 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 led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING: On

May 16, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 25 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Division.

NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC

FORM #NC-120)

NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents led as of the date speci ed 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 speci ed, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date speci ed), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner.

To change a name on a legal document, including a birth certi cate, social security card, driver license, passport, and other identi cation, a certi ed copy of Decree Changing Name (JC Form #NC-130) or Decree

Changing Name and Order

Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certi cate (JC Form #NC230) may be required. Contact the agency(ies) who issues the legal document that needs to be changed, to determine if a certi ed copy is required.

A certi ed copy of Decree

Changing Name (JC Form #NC130) or Decree Changing Name and Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth’ Certi cate (JC Form

#NC-230) may be obtained from the Civil Business O ce for a fee. Petitioners who are seeking a change of name under the Safe at Home program may contact the assigned department for information on obtaining certi ed copies. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date speci ed, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is led, the court will set a 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 speci ed date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future 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 non-signing parent, and proof of service must be led with the court. IT IS SO

ORDERED.

Filed Date: 03/29/2023

Brad A. Weinreb Judge of the Superior Court. 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27504

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ANN LOUISE IVERSON a/k/a ANN LOUISE TAYLOR

Case# 37-2023-00012542PR-LA-CTL

To all heirs, bene ciaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Ann Louise Iverson, a/k/a Ann Louise Taylor.

A Petition for Probate has been led by Scott Taylor, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego.

The Petition for Probate requests that Scott Taylor be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person les an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows:

Date: June 21, 2023; Time:

1:30 PM; in Dept.: 502. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Courthouse.

Court appearances may be made either in person or virtually, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Virtual appearances must be made using the department’s Microsoft Teams (“MS Teams”) video link; or by calling the department’s MS Teams conference phone number and using the assigned conference ID number. The MS Teams video conference links and phone numbers can be found at www.sdcourt.ca.gov/ ProbateHearings

If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or le written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must le your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of rst issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as de ned in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may a ect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the le kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may le with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the ling of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Attorney for Petitioner: Suzan A. Colgan, Esq Vanguard Legal Group, P.C. 16935 W. Bernardo Dr. #155 San Diego CA 92127

Telephone: 888.995.6014

03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023

CN 27501

Notice of Self Storage Sale

Please take notice Rocket Self Storage – Vista located at 539 Olive Ave. Vista CA 92083 intend to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via www. lockerfox.com on 4/20/2023 at 11:30am. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Alicia Jurado; Amanda Inscoe; Jonathan A Cashe; Jordan Capon; Lori Story; Phil Mikelatos. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details.

03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27486

Notice of Self Storage Sale

Please take notice SecureSpace Self Storage Vista located at 220 Hu St, Vista, CA 92083 intends to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.storagetreasures.com on 4/20/2023 at 2:30pm. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Shelia R Williams. All property is being stored at the above selfstorage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details.

03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27485

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)

CASE #: 37-2022-00018845CL-PA-CTL NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): HOWARD ERIC LYNN AKA ERIC LYNN HOWARD AKA ERIC L. HOWARD; DOES 1 through 10, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): ENTERPRISE FLEET MANAGEMENT, INC., a Missouri Corporation NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to le a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plainti . A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can nd these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the ling fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot a ord an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonpro t legal services program. You can locate these nonpro t groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil. case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion.

Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta.Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales

gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin nes de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin nes de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales.

AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.

The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): San Diego Superior Court County of San Diego 330 W. Broadway San Diego CA 92101

The name, address, and telephone number of plainti ’s attorney, or plainti without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es):

Law O ces of Jay W. Smith, Esq., Sbn 150113 and Nancy A. Young, Esq., Sbn 183328 6644 Valjean Ave. #200 Van Nuys CA 91406

Telephone: 818.709.2556

Fax: 818.709.2513

Date: 05/19/2022 Clerk (Secretario), by, K. McCray Deputy (Adjunto)

NOTICE TO THE PERSON

SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant. 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023

CN 27469

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-202300010379-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED

PERSONS:

Petitioner(s): Catherine Mary Redinger led a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Catherine Mary Redinger change to proposed name: Katie Mary Doyle

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 le 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 led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING: On May 02, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 25 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Division. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE.

The court will review the documents led as of the date speci ed 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 speci ed, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date speci ed), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be

mailed to the petitioner.

To change a name on a legal document, including a birth certi cate, social security card, driver license, passport, and other identi cation, a certi ed copy of Decree Changing Name (JC Form #NC-130) or Decree

Changing Name and Order

Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth

Certi cate (JC Form #NC230) may be required. Contact the agency(ies) who issues the legal document that needs to be changed, to determine if a certi ed copy is required.

A certi ed copy of Decree

Changing Name (JC Form #NC130) or Decree Changing Name and Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth’ Certi cate (JC Form #NC-230) may be obtained from the Civil Business O ce for a fee. Petitioners who are seeking a change of name under the Safe at Home program may contact the assigned department for information on obtaining certi ed copies.

If all the requirements have not been met as of the date speci ed, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a 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 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 non-signing parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Filed Date: 03/14/2023

Brad A. Weinreb Judge of the Superior Court. 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023

CN 27453

Summons (Domestic Violence Restraining Order) Citación (Orden de restricción de violencia en el hogar )

Case Number: (Número de caso)

23FDV00265N

(1) Person asking for protection (La persona que solicita protección): Kimberly Kochergen

(2) Notice to (Aviso a): Daniel Munchiando

The person in (1) is asking for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order against you.

La persona en (1) está pidiendo ona orden de restricción de violencia en el hogar contra usted. Lea la página 2 para más información.

You have a court date Tiene una audiencia en la corte

Date Fecha: May 17, 2023

Time Hora: 9:00 AM Dept. Depto: N-19

Name and address of the court: Nombre y dirección de la corte: Superior Court of California County of San Diego 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista CA 92081

North County Division

What if I don’t go to my court date?

If you do not go to your court date, the judge can grant a restraining order that limits your contact with the person in (1). If you have a child with the person in (1), the court could make orders that limit your time with your child. Having a restraining order against you may impact your life in other ways, including preventing you from having guns and ammunition. If you do not go to your court date, the judge could grant everything that the person in (1) asked the judge to order.

¿ Qué pasa si no yoy a la audiencia?

Si no va a la audiencia, el

juez pueda dictar una orden de restricción que limita su contacto con la persona en (1). Si tiene un hijo con la persona en (1), la corte puede dictar órdenas que limitan su tiempo con su hijo. Una orden de restricción en su contra puede tener otras consecuencias, como prohibirle tener armas de fuego y municiones. Si no va a la audiencia, el juez puede ordenar todo lo que pide la persona en (1).

How do I find out what the person in (1) is asking for?

To nd out what the person in (1) is asking for the judge to order, go to the courthouse listed at the top of page 1. Ask the court clerk to let you see your case le.

You will need to give the court clerk your case number, which is listed above and on page 1. The request for restraining order will be on form DV-100, Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order.

¿ Cómo puedo entender lo que pide la persona en (1)?

Para entender lo que pide la persona en (1), vaya al tribunal en la dirección indicada en la parte superior de la página 1. Pida al secretario de la corte permiso para ver el expediente de su caso. Tendrá que darle al secretario el número de su caso, que aparece arriba y en la página 1. La Solicitud de una orden de restricción se hace en el formulario DV-100, Solicitud de orden de restricción de violencia en el hogar.

Where can I get help?

Free legal information is available at your local court’s self-help center. Go to www. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp to nd your local center.

¿ Dónde puedo obtener ayuda?

Puede obtener información legal gratis en el centro de ayunda de su corte. Vea https://www.courts.ca.gov/ selfhelp-selfhelpcenters. htm?rdeLocaleAttr=es para encontrar el centro de ayuda en su condado.

Do I need a lawyer?

You are not required to have a lawyer, but you may want legal advise before your court hearing. For help nding a lawyer, you can visit www. lawhelpca.org or contact your local bar association.

¿ Necesito un abogado?

No es obligatorio tener un abogado, pero es possible que quiera consejos legales antes de la audiencia en la corte. Para ayuda a encontrar un abogado, vista https://www.lawhelpca. org/es/homepage o contacte al Colegio de

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Date (Fecha): March 08, 2023 Clerk, by (Secretario, por): K. McFeeters Deputy (Asistente) 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27436 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006995 Filed: Mar 29, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Stellar Solar. Located at: 265 Via del Monte, Oceanside CA 92058 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. TMAG Industries Inc., 265 Via del Monte, Oceanside CA 92058. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 04/01/1998 S/ Kent Harle 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27521 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9007407 Filed: Apr 04, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Solmar Holdings 1 LLC; B. Solmar Holdings 2 LLC. Located at: 1155 Camino del Mar, Del Mar Ca 92014 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Solmar Holdings, 1155 Camino del Mar, Del Mar CA 92014. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company.
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APRIL 7, 2023 T he C oas T N ews 25 Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/18/2023 S/Kurt Snider 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27520 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006964 Filed: Mar 28, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Parking Squad. Located at: 6120 Paseo del Norte #C-2, Carlsbad CA 92011 San Diego. Mailing Address: PO Box 130004, Carlsbad CA 92013. Registrant Information: 1. KSW Enterprises Inc., 6120 Paseo del Norte #C-2, Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 06/01/2018 S/Kevin Wexler 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27515 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006595 Filed: Mar 23, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Seaside Santa. Located at: 1808 Forestdale Dr., Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Dennis A. Diede, 1808 Forestdale Dr., 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/Dennis A. Diede 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27514 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006169 Filed: Mar 20, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Clean Swell Referral Agency. Located at: 1786 N. Coast Hwy 101 #4, Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. RNN Cleaning Services LLC, 1786 N. Coast Hwy 101 #4, 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/Nicholas Orozco 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27513 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006690 Filed: Mar 24, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Wrapt Boxing and Fitness; B. Wrapt Boxing; C. Wrapt Fitness; D. Wrapt. Located at: 742 Genevieve St. #E, Solana Beach CA 92075 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Solana Beach Fitness, 742 Genevieve St. #E, Solana Beach CA 92075. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/01/2023 S/Andrew Ferber 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27510 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9007182 Filed: Mar 30, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Envie Fitness. Located at: 270 N. El Camino Real #F143, Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. MVRK Partners LLC, 1267 Willis St. #200, Redding CA 96001. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/01/2022 S/Ryan S. Bernal 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27509 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006958 Filed: Mar 28, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. All Angel Painting Solutions. Located at: 1329 Bluegrass Rd., Vista CA 92083 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Castulo Angel Merlin Segundo, 1329 Bluegrass Rd., Vista CA 92083. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 05/01/2018 S/Castulo Angel Merlin Segundo 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27506 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005809 Filed: Mar 15, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Entertainment Cafe. Located at: 1398 Hygeia Ave., Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: PO Box 232722, Encinitas CA 92023. Registrant Information: 1. Entertainment Café LLC, 1398 Hygeia Ave., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/15/2023 S/ Heather Nolan 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28/2023 CN 27505 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006829 Filed: Mar 27, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Gonzo! Store. Located at: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. #210, Carlsbad CA 92008 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Thousand Sunny LLC, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. #210, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Mika Murphy 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27502 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006036 Filed: Mar 17, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Sunset Therapy. Located at: 2180 Vista Way #B-1108, Oceanside CA 92054 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Margaret Louise E nger, 1112 Bellingham Dr., Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/13/2023 S/Margaret Louise E nger 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27500 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006772 Filed: Mar 27, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Azure Coast Estates. Located at: 7365 Medolia Terr., Carlsbad CA 92011 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Linda Sylvia Lewis, 7365 Melodia Terr., Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/23/1982 S/Linda Sylvia Lewis 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27496 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006744 Filed: Mar 24, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. SD Home Search. Located at: 925 Marguerite, Carlsbad CA 92011 San Diego. Mailing Address: 925 Marguerite Ln., Carlsbad CA 92011. Registrant Information: 1. Glenda Meyer, 925 Marguerite Ln., 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/Glenda Meyer 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27494 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9003045 Filed: Feb 08, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. San Pedro Source; B. Succulent Wholesale; C Cactus Wholesale. Located at: 31210 Rivoli Rd., Valley Center CA 92082 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Lazy Gardens LLC, 31210 Rivoli Rd., Valley Center CA 92082. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2023 S/ Hassan Khalil 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27493 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006488 Filed: Mar 22, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. San Diego Appliance Installations. Located at: 278 Hannalei Dr., Vista CA 92083 San Diego. Mailing Address: PO Box 331, Vista CA 92085. Registrant Information: 1. San Diego Appliance Installations, 278 Hannalei Dr., Vista CA 92083. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/01/2023 S/Juan Solorio - Contractors State License # 1100828 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27490-1 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006488 Filed: Mar 22, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. San Diego Appliance Installations. Located at: 278 Hannalei Dr., Vista CA 92083 San Diego. Mailing Address: PO Box 331, Vista CA 92085. Registrant Information: 1. San Diego Appliance Installations, 278 Hannalei Dr., Vista CA 92083. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/01/2023 S/Juan Solorio 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27490 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006600 Filed: Mar 23, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. West Velvet Shop. Located at: 4140 Oceanside Blvd. #159-1222, Oceanside CA 92056 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Cara Lee Erangey, 4140 Oceanside Blvd. #199-1222, 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/Cara Lee Erangey 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27489 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005520 Filed: Mar 10, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Nourishment with Noelani. Located at: 401 Village Ln., Vista CA 92083 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Leave it to Lani LLC, 401 Village Ln., Vista CA 92083. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/22/2023 S/Noelani Rose Dizon-Oathout 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27488 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005707 Filed: Mar 14, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Left Coast Athletix Inc. Located at: 1770 S. El Camino Real #I-202, Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jose Luis Ponce Mohler, 1770 S. El Camino Real #I-202, Encinitas CA 92024. LEGALS LEGALS LEGALS LEGALS LEGALS LEGALS LEGALS
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8. CURRENCY: Which former president is depicted on the U.S. $50 bill?

9. LANGUAGE: What does the texting acronym SMH mean?

10. LITERATURE: Where do Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends live?

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

Change is still dominant for Rams and Ewes, both in the workplace and in their private lives. This is also a good time to look at a possible relocation if that has been one of your goals.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

Doing things for others is what you do well. But don’t forget that Bovines thrive on the arts, so make some time for yourself to indulge your passion for music and artistic expression.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)

While the Romantic Twin considers where to go for an upcoming vacation, the Practical Twin will start making travel plans now to take advantage of some great bargains.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your sensitive nature helps you deal with a difficult emotional situation. Be patient and continue to show your sincere support wherever (and for whomever) it is needed.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You’re making progress as you move through some unfamiliar territory. And while there might be a misstep or two along the way, you’re heading in the right direction overall. Good luck.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Some good news arrives — and just in time to remind you that you’re making progress. Perhaps things aren’t moving as quickly as you’d prefer, but they’re progressing nevertheless.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good week to step back and assess the facts that have recently emerged, to see where they can be used to your advantage. Also, don’t hesitate to make changes where necessary.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You should begin to experience some support from those who now agree with your point of view. This should help counter the remaining objections from die-hard skeptics.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Don’t let your aim be deflected by trivial matters as you try to resolve a confusing situation. Take time to find and thoroughly assess the facts before making any decisions.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The possibility of moving to another location has come up. But, before you dismiss it as unworkable, it’s worth checking out just in case it does have some merit after all.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) New relationships, personal or work-related, show mixed signals. Best to assume nothing. Let things play themselves out until you have something substantive to work with.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your ability to make needed changes without causing too much, if any, negative ripple effect comes in handy when dealing with a sensitive matter either on the job or in the family.

BORN THIS WEEK: Although you like things to go smoothly, you’re not shy about making waves when you believe the situation calls for it.

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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Taco Bell. 2. “The Carol Burnett Show” 3. Honolulu, Hawaii (Pearl Harbor). 4. Vertebrae. 5. Death Valley, California. 6. Ruby. 7. Mater. 8. Ulysses Grant. 9. Shaking my head. 10. Hundred Acre Wood.

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006297 Filed: Mar 21, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. JR Landscape. Located at: 1516 Independence Way, Vista CA 92084 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Juan F. Ramirez,

c Beach CA 92109 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Taproom Collective, 1261 Garnet Ave., Paci c Beach CA 92109. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above

Names(s) as of: 02/22/2023 S/Kevin Conover 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27471

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005222

Filed: Mar 07, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006000 Filed: Mar 17, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Chin’s Szechwan La Jolla; B. Chin’s La Jolla. Located at: 623 Pearl St., La Jolla CA 92037 San Diego. Mailing Address: 133 Ocean View Dr., Vista CA 92084.

Registrant Information: 1. Chin’s Szechwan La Jolla Inc., 133 Ocean View Dr., Vista CA 92084. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Mary Stanford 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27466

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006274 Filed: Mar 22, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business

Name(s): A. SAPID GREEN. Located at: 805 Sunningdale Dr., Oceanside CA 92057 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information:

27458

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9002667

CN 27470

1. Tigran Ghukasyan, 805 Sunningdale Dr., Oceanside CA 92057; 2. Arina Ghukasyan, 805 Sunningdale Dr., Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/17/2023 S/Tigran Ghukasyan 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27464

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006128

Filed: Mar 20, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Better Day Beauty. Located at: 429 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside CA 92054 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information:

1. Savannah Paige Soares, 566 Laguna Dr., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Savannah Paige Soares 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27462

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005925

Filed: Mar 16, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Highline Physical Therapy, B. Highline Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation. Located at: 1900 N. Coast Hwy 101 #B, Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Highline Physical Therapy Corporation, 305 Hoover St., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Corporation.

Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Nina Wheeler 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27461

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005684

Filed: Mar 14, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Lune’s Bakeshop. Located at: 398 Paseo Marguerita, Vista CA 92084 San Diego. Mailing

Address: 2240 Encinitas Blvd. #D-950, Encinitas CA 92024. Registrant Information: 1. Elleine Margareth Panganiban Fulgar, 398 Paseo Marguerita, 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/Elleine Margareth Panganiban Fulgar 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN

28 T he C oas T N ews APRIL 7, 2023 This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/23/2017 S/ Jose Luis Ponce Mohler 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27487 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006462 Filed: Mar 22, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Taste of Carnival. Located at: 2530 Mesa Dr., Oceanside CA 92054 San Diego. Mailing Address: 603 Seagaze Dr. #963, Oceanside CA 92054. Registrant Information: 1. MCV Mar LLC, 2530 Mesa Dr., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 04/15/2018 S/Margie Milanes 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27482 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006201 Filed: Mar 20, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Smoking Frog Publishing. Located at: 335 Del Flora St., Oceanside CA 92058 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Kaigetsu Simovich, 335 Del Flora St., Oceanside CA 92058. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Kaigetsu Simovich 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27481 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005157 Filed: Mar 07, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. LB Styles. Located at: 1905 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad CA 92009 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Laura Elizabeth Barr, 603 Seagaze Dr. #999, 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/Laura Elizabeth Barr 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27480 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005896 Filed: Mar 16, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. CMJ Media. Located at: 7929 Grado el Tupelo, Carlsbad CA 92009 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Eric Alan Edwards Inc., 7929 Grado el Tupelo, Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/1998 S/ Eric Edwards 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27479 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9006353 Filed: Mar 21, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Alma Carpio. Located at: 9187 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #6677, San Diego CA 92123 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Alma Balistreri, 8979 Hightail Dr., Santee CA 92071. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact
Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/16/2023 S/Alma Balistreri 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21/2023 CN 27478
1516 Independence Way, Vista CA 92084. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/10/2003 S/ Juan F. Ramirez 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27477 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9004865 Filed: Mar 03, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Collective. Located at: 1261 Garnet Ave., Paci
Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Ana’s Elder Care. Located at: 1828 Paseo del Lago Dr., Vista CA 92081 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. HSBR Care, 1828 Paseo del Lago Dr., Vista CA 92081. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Any Swagerty 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023
Filed: Feb 03, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Oceanside Music Studios; B. Oceanside Music; C. Recording at Oceanside Music Studios; D. Oceanside Flute Studio; E. Oceanside Guitar Studio. Located at: 1413 Zeiss St., Oceanside CA 92058 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Leilani Gjellstad PH.D. 1413 Zeiss St., Oceanside CA 92058. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/23/2023 S/ Leilani Gjellstad PH.D. 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27457 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9004199 Filed: Feb 24, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. West 101 Salon. Located at: 315 Highway 101 #116, Solana Beach CA 92075 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Matthew Arthur Middleton, 3757 Ashford St., San Diego CA 92111. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/01/2023 S/Matthew Arthur Middleton 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27456 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9003578 Filed: Feb 15, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Nicole Emiliana Events; B. Nicole Emiliana Weddings. Located at: 5927 Balfour Ct. #112, Carlsbad CA 92008 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Company Dime Pictures LLC, 5927 Balfour Ct., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/09/2023 S/Nicole Mendez 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, 04/14/2023 CN 27454 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9004658 Filed: Mar 02, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Miramar Dental Studio. Located at: 7340 Miramar Rd. #204, San Diego CA 92126 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Dental Practice of Babak Shahrokh DMD Inc., 955 Boardwalk #204, San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Babak Shahrokh 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27451 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005630 Filed: Mar 13, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Sports Time Refresh. Located at: 3218 Eureka Pl., Carlsbad CA 92008 San Diego. Mailing Address: PO Box 4074, Carlsbad CA 92018. Registrant Information: 1. Laurie Lynne Landry, 3218 Eureka Pl., Carlsbad CA 92008; 2. Andreya Lizarraga, 3218 Eureka Pl., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: General Partnership. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/13/2023 S/ Laurie L. Landry 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27450 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005627 Filed: Mar 13, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Cutie Charcuterie Catering Company; B. Dishgarden Diva. Located at: 3218 Eureka Pl., Carlsbad CA 92008 San Diego. Mailing Address: PO Box 4074, Carlsbad CA 92008. Registrant Information: 1. Laurie Lynne Landry, 3218 Eureka Pl., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/13/2023 S/Laurie Lynne Landry 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27449 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005669 Filed: Mar 14, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Green Rabbit Organic Inc. DBA Green Rabbit Professional Lawn Care. Located at: 7514 Girard Ave. #1132, La Jolla CA 92037 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Green Rabbit Organic Inc., 7514 Girard Ave. #1132, La Jolla CA 92037. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/14/2023 S/ Ali Namvar 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27448 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005365 Filed: Mar 09, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Encinitas Design Group; B. EDG. Located at: 607 N. Vulcan Ave. #4, Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Kuhlman Scott Inc., 763 Second St. #200, Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/01/2022 S/Todd Kuhlman 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27446 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005437 Filed: Mar 09, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. West Coast Tech; B. SD Tech Solutions. Located at: 5230 35th St., San Diego CA 92116 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Joseph Wesley Cohen, 5230 35th St., San Diego CA 92116. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/12/2017 S/Joseph Wesley Cohen 03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07/2023 CN 27443 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2023-9005358 Filed: Mar 09, 2023 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Carlsbad Moke Rental. Located at: 2090 Avenue of the Trees, Carlsbad CA 92008 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Je rey Todd Stoner, 2090 Avenue of the Trees, Carlsbad CA 92008; 2. Desiree EvansClaassen, 2090 Avenue of the Trees, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: General Partnership. 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get anyone good and drunk. I bet more than a few said, “Challenge accepted!”

States still had to pass their own beverage laws to allow for the sale of alcohol within their borders, leading to the various regulations we still encounter from state to state. So look out for National Beer Day specials at your favorite local breweries.

CHEERS! TIDBITS

• In my home state of Wisconsin, we knew spring was near when the local brewery hosted Bockfest, an annual beer festival where they’d release the seasonal Maibock lagers and throw fish at us from the roof of the brewery. Traditions are funny. At least they are until a fishtail slaps you in the face. That is still funny.

Maibocks are German-style lagers often pale in color, feature a malty lager flavor, and lean toward the more robust end. It isn’t uncommon to see a 7%-7.5% ABV on the label. German (and Wisconsin) springs still carry the threat of chilly weather. Of course, it helps to have a little extra oomph in the bottle. Shout-out to Eppig Brewery, whose Point Loma Waterfront Biergarten has turned 5!

• As first reported by Brandon Hernandez (San Diego Beer News), our local brewing community shined at the third Brewers Cup of California. Kilowatt Brewing and Societe Brewing each won four medals, tying for the most by San Diego breweries.

In addition, North

Odd Files

CAN’T POSSIBLY BE TRUE

Pastor John Lindell of the James River Church in Springfield, Missouri, claimed on the congregation’s livestream on March 15 that a “creative miracle” had taken place the day before at the church’s Joplin location, the Springfield News-Leader reported. Lindell explained that “prayer team members” had prayed over Kristina Dines, who had had three toes amputated after her husband shot her in 2015. “As the ladies prayed for Krissy ... all three toes grew, and by that point, were longer than her pinky toe,” Lindell said in the livestream. “Within an hour, nails began to grow on all the toes,” he added. While Dines hasn’t commented to the paper, she said in a video on Twitter that she saw the toes reforming. “Listen, do you understand? I can stand on tippy toes. No, I couldn’t do that (before) because I didn’t have toes to tippy on,” Dines said. During the livestream, Lindell also suggested to parishioners that other miracles are coming: “... some people in this room — you’re gonna raise people from the dead. It’s going to happen.” Stay tuned. [Springfield News-Leader, 3/22/2023]

WEIRD SCIENCE

Australian company

Vow has wowed the science world with a meatball made

County’s Eppig Brewing, Rouleur Brewing, Gravity Heights Brewing, Black Plague Brewing, Double Peak Brewing, Pizza Port (Carlsbad), Arcana Brewing and Pure Project (Carlsbad) all made it to the winner’s podium. See the complete list on www.brewerscupofca. com.

• On April 9, The Cottage in Encinitas will host an Easter brunch and, more importantly, a mini-egg hunt. This is a family-friendly event and has nothing to do with this Cheers! column, other than it made me dream of a world in which I might find oversized chocolate eggs lying around that hide a can of fine beer inside. I challenge the breweries of San Diego’s North County to make this happen in 2024.

• I don’t know if I should be excited or nervous about the following news. Harland Brewing Company just released a limited supply of craft beer 40s. You can stop by their tasting rooms — including One Paseo — to get a 40-ounce bottle of their Hazy IPA, India Pale Ale, Japanese Lager and Rumbler. Follow @harlandbeer on Instagram for updates.

Event Reminder: Pure Project’s Frühlingsfest, the Oktoberfest of springtime, returns Friday, April 21, with Stein fills, German food offerings, “… and more.” I’m looking forward to discovering the “and more”! Frühlingsfest lasts until May 7— details on purebrewing.com.

Stream classic episodes of the Roast! coffee podcast on the Coast News Podcast page, and follow Cheers! on Facebook and Instagram.

of meat cultivated from the genetic sequence of an extinct mammoth, the Associated Press reported on March 29. “This is not an April Fools’ joke,” said Tim Noakesmith, founder of the company. Using publicly available genetic information from the mammoth, along with data from the African elephant, Vow grew the cells in a lab. The large meatball — somewhere between the size of a softball and a volleyball — was displayed at the Nemo science museum in Amsterdam.

“We wanted to get people excited about the future of food,” Noakesmith said.

“We thought the mammoth would be a conversation starter.” People who were there as it was being cooked said it smelled good. [Associated Press, 3/29/2023]

NEWS THAT SOUNDS LIKE A JOKE

Here’s an item you can share at this weekend’s cocktail party: The animatronics at your local Chuck E. Cheese may be powered by a 3.5-inch floppy disk. Of 600 restaurants around the world, about 50 still use the floppies, BuzzFeed News reported. In related news, a robust subculture of Chuck E. fans builds and restores the iconic animatronics at home, and vintage memorabilia has a strong market online. Here’s the less cheery news: Subway trains in San Francisco run on floppies, and Boeing 747s and 737s get their updates on the ‘80s-era

Preventive tips for dog bite awareness week

San Diego is a dog-friendly, pup-loving city where we frequently see furry friends walking through neighborhoods, playing at off-leash dog parks and enjoying sunny days with their people at outdoor venues. While we’ve all heard the saying that a dog’s bark is worse than their bite, that’s not a theory we want to test.

In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week April 9-15, San Diego Humane Society is sharing tips to protect yourself, others and pets from potentially harmful interactions.

Whether or not you have dogs at home, knowing how to safely meet and interact with a dog is incredibly important! As humans, we assume that dogs greet and communicate the same way we do — face-on with a handshake or hug, eye contact and a smile. All of these human behaviors are often the opposite for dogs and perceived as threatening to them. Instead, when you meet a dog, remember to A.S.K.!

• Ask to approach from a respectful distance, of about 15-20 feet.

• Share information about your pet’s interaction preferences, known or unknown behaviors, training goals, etc. and listen to information shared by pet owners before introductions are made.

• Keep your eyes on the

medium, too. [BuzzFeed News, 3/7/2023]

SAW THAT COMING

The Irish Times reported that The Virgin Mary, the only alcohol-free bar in Dublin, closed its doors for good on March 27. But Dubliners, do not despair! The bar’s owners said the closing “marks an exciting new chapter for us,” as they will provide a mobile experience all around the island. “IRELAND GET READY TO DRINK DIFFERENT!” a social media post read. Slainte! [Irish Times, 3/28/2023]

GREAT ART

— As you drive along the EastLink toll road in Melbourne, Australia, you might be tempted to spend the night at the Hotel EastLink, Oddity Central reported. But it’s literally impossible to get a reservation there, because it’s not really a hotel. It’s a sculpture that was unveiled in 2007 by artist Callum Morton. At only 20 meters tall, the “hotel” isn’t exactly a high-rise, and it sits in the middle of an empty field. But it fools passersby with lights that come on at night in the “rooms” — enough that people try to call for reservations. “Putting something in a space that is slightly beguiling or is a little bit strange ... changes the way people think about art or practice,” Morton said. [Oddity Central, 3/27/2023]

— Wilma Flintstone, eat your heart out. French

pet to make sure they're comfortable and engaged and watch for changes in body language. If they begin to show discomfort,

luxury brand Coperni has revealed a fall 2023 limited-edition handbag that’ll put buyers back $43,000, Oddity Central reported on March 24. The Mini Meteorite Swipe Bag is made of a meteorite that fell to Earth 55,000 years ago. It weighs about 4 1/2 pounds empty, is too small to hold much, is nonrefundable and will take about six weeks to arrive. So yeah — maybe yabba dabba don’t? [Oddity Central, 3/24/2023]

SMOOTH REACTION

On March 24, a sheriff’s deputy from Chisago County (Minnesota) pulled over a driver who had been speeding through Franconia Township, WFLA-TV reported. When the officer asked for the driver’s identification, he was handed a driver’s license and a “Get Out of Jail Free” card from a Monopoly game. “Unfortunately the state of Minnesota does not recognize this as a valid document,” the sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page. “Points for the effort and humor though!” The driver was issued a “verbal warning” and allowed to proceed. [WFLA, 3/29/2023]

WAIT, WHAT? Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have found that using mindfulness to treat social anxiety is more effective when combined with sniffing body odor, Sky News reported. The body odor for

the next time you A.S.K. to greet them!

Just like people, pets should never be obligated to accept a hug, scratch or other unsolicited contact.

Respect their personal space like you would a stranger or friend! Dog body language differs from human body language, as dogs communicate how they’re feeling in any given moment with their ears, eyes, tail, body posture and mouth, and their body movements need to be read as a package.

A dog’s body language is a constant conversation, and can change in an instant, so it’s important to be aware of how dogs react to us and any changes in the environment you’re in while interacting.

take the initiative to end the interaction and respect the pet’s boundaries. This will prevent behavioral escalation and build trust for

the study was collected from people watching films, but it didn’t matter whether they watched comedy or horror. Women who participated in a mindfulness session while exposed to the odor saw a 39% reduction in social anxiety, while those who did mindfulness alone saw only a 17% reduction. The scientists aren’t sure why human sweat affects the response to the treatment. [Sky News, 3/26/2023]

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

“Sammie,” a housekeeper in Tampa, Florida, is cleaning up with a twist on the usual duties of the job, the New York Post reported. She makes $300 an hour — before tips — to tidy up a home while topless. “Today I cleaned five houses ... I have a security guy who sits out in the car and waits for me just in case something happens,” Sammie said on a TikTok video. With tips, she made more than $2,000 that day.

“If you think you needed a sign, this is your sign,” Sammie advised. “Topless maid cleaning service for the win.” One commenter noted that the security guy had the sweetest deal: $800 to sit in the car. [NY Post, 3/7/2023]

COMPELLING EXPLANATION

Springfield, Missouri, real estate agent Clifford Craig Edwards, 52, got caught up in the wild and crazy atmosphere of spring break in St. Petersburg,

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Florida — at least that’s what he told police after he was arrested on March 16 for felony criminal mischief, The Smoking Gun reported. Edwards was spied by the owners of a van standing near their vehicle and “making motions.” When they confronted him, he laughed and ran away. The owners discovered their car had been vandalized with a butter knife, causing “extensive paint damage” to the tune of $1,000, police said. Edwards had put his number down on a wait list at a nearby restaurant, so police got in touch with him; that’s when he said his actions were a “spring break mistake.” He was released on a $2,000 bond.

[Smoking Gun, 3/20/2023]

IT’S A MYSTERY

For about two weeks, the Highland Park neighborhood in Los Angeles has been inundated with Uber Eats deliveries that the residents didn’t order, KTLA-TV reported on March 19. One man reported receiving 13 deliveries in one day. “It was bag after bag after bag, sometimes three at a time, 3 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon,” said William Neal. He said the food was “a nice treat at first,” but that he had been trying to find places that would accept donations of the food. Other delivery services have also been involved; Uber told the Los Angeles Times it is investigating the source of the mysterious deliveries. [KTLA, 3/19/2023]

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APRIL 7

PINBACK

Alternative/Indie. $35, 9 p.m. at Belly Up, 160 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach.

NERD COMEDY NIGHT

Clever comedy and a smart audience make this Carlsbad tradition one-of-akind. $15, 7 p.m. at Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding St, Carlsbad.

KPBS KIDS: NATURE CAT

It’s time for outdoor adventure with Nature Cat! We’ll explore the natural world with craft activities and a special storytime. 10

a.m. to 12 p.m. Apr. 7 at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 N Broadway, Escondido.

DREAMHACK SAN DIEGO

A three-day, immersive, gaming and entertainment festival, DreamHack San Diego offers top esports tournaments, world-famous LAN party, cosplay, art, activities, expo, screenings and more. $36-$599, April 7-9, at San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego.

FLUTIST LORI BELL

The Conrad’s free courtyard concerts. Traffic Lori

GUNTHER GUNS

Bell Quartet. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Apr. 7 at Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla.

‘FACE 2 FACE’ AT BROOKS

“Face 2 Face: Portraits and Self-Portraits” will be on exhibit March 29 - May 1. Artist open house is 5 to 8 p.m. Apr. 7 at The Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside.

APRIL 8

"WARRIOR MOM"

Tracy Slepcevic talks about and signs her book “Warrior Mom,” 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Encinitas, 1040 N El Camino Real, Encinitas.

SPRING EGG HUNT

Hullabaloo live in concert. No sign-up is required , just bring a basket and enjoy the fun. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Apr. 8 at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas.

LAGOON SNAKE EVENT

Speaker Bruce Ireland is a well-known snake wrangler. 10 a.m. at Batiquitos Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Ln, Carlsbad.

‘EXOTIC DEADLY’

Opens Apr. 8, runs through May 7 at the Sheryl

and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park. Old Globe Theater, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego.

MASTER DANCE CLASS

Four public free master classes in April taught by professional artists. 12 to 2 p.m. Apr. 8 at Rosin Box studio, 2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego.

GEOLOGY WALK

MiraCosta Spring Excursion. $55, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apr. 8 at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla.

APRIL 9

KIMBLES 'N BITS COMEDY

Stand Up Comedy Night at The Belly Up. $25, 8 p.m. at Belly Up, 143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach.

WORLD OF ORCHIDS

Orchid specimens, locally bred hybrids and rare species plants displayed in unique and unexpected ways. San Diego Botanic Garden, 300 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas.

EASTER WEEK SERVICES

Several Easter Week services will be offered at the Village Church campus. 7 a.m. at Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe.

APRIL 10

STORY CONCERTS Write Out Loud Story Concerts bring literature to life - aloud - with rehearsed readings by professional actors. $25, 6:15 p.m. at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego.

CANCER FITNESS CLASS

Balls, bands and dumbbells. 1:30 p.m. at Village Park greenbelt, Willowspring Dr N & Summerhill Dr, Encinitas.

APRIL 11

DULANEY AND COMPANY

Local Southern California musicians. $16, 8 p.m. at Belly Up, 160 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach.

PROJECT RIBBON-CUTTING

OMWD Manchester Avenue Recycled Water Pipeline Project closing ceremony/ribbon cutting. 10 to 11 a.m. Apr. 11 at MiraCosta San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave, Encinitas.

APRIL 12

MAVFEST

Mavfest showcases local food vendors, student businesses, LCC’s clubs, games, music, and live performances, to connect with elementary and middle school communities. $6, 5 to 8 p.m. Apr. 12 at La Costa Canyon High School, 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad.

APRIL 13

GRAZE AT THE FIELDS

Taste the bounty of San Diego County through locally grown and curated bites and beverages. $23, 5 to 8 p.m. Apr. 13 at Carlsbad Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad.

DISNEY ON ICE

2023 Disney on Ice “Let’s Celebrate.” Starting at $20, 7 p.m. at Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego. Through April 16.

APRIL 14

DEL MAR ANTIQUES SHOW 75 exhibitors. 11 a.m. at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar.

INTERNATIONAL FILM

International masterpiece “Three Colors: Red” / “Trois Couleurs: Rouge” (France, 1994). 7 p.m. at MiraCosta College Theater, 1 Barnard Dr, Oceanside.

APRIL 15

ENCINITAS HISTORY TOUR

The Encinitas Historical Society is pleased to announce our next free guided outdoor Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Encinitas!. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Apr. 15 at Encinitas Historical Society, 390 W F St, Encinitas.

CRC ANNUAL TEA

A fundraiser to benefit our wraparound services that provide food, housing and counseling to those who are experiencing hunger, homelessness and hurt in our community. $130, 1:30 p.m. at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 15200 San Dieguito Rd, Rancho Santa Fe.

COMMUNITY PARK DAY

Sheriff's vehicles, helicopter, games, Solana Beach fire department. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apr. 15 at La Colonia Community Park, 715 Valley Ave, Solana Beach.

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