The Coast News, December 10, 2021

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DEC. 10, 2021


O’side finalizes .com Rail Trail

Inland colleges protected against cyber attacks. A3 O’side residents say mixeduse project too big. A5 Investment group sells Vista marketplace. A5

THE  Council maps VISTA route forNEWS portion of thoroughfare

Carlsbad’s homeless plan shows early success. A6 Blakespear, Gloria reverse course on mileage charge. A7


Encinitas council denies Safe Parking appeal. A7 Magnolia first of district’s many renovations. A7 Skater Wettstein named GEO style director. A8 Holiday light events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A9 Dons football advances to state championship. A15

Cheers: So, what makes a holiday cocktail? B10

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ran to his station when the first of six torpedoes struck the ship, putting dozens of third-deck sailors in jeopardy. As water filled the third deck, Coburn and others were able to escape and close the hatch. However, the next portion of the escape route was more perilous as he squeezed himself through the ship’s porthole as it capsized. Once in the open sea, Coburn and others were exposed to Japanese fight-

OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside City Council has approved a route for the city's final portion of the Coastal Rail Trail, a 44mile bicycle and pedestrian RANCHO thoroughfare connecting North County to San Diego, SFNEWS linking the existing segments of the trail together along the rail corridor. The council approved the project’s initial study, monitoring program, and alignment from Oceanside Boulevard to Morse Street. The new trail connector will be 14-feet wide with a 10-foot wide paved pathway and 2-foot shoulders on each side, along with fencing on both sides. The buildout will include constructing a prefabricated steel truss bridge over the Loma Alta Creek at Buccaneer Park, with a concrete observation deck that will run parallel next to North County Transit District’s railroad bridge already crossing over the creek. “Also, within Buccaneer Park, we’ll have a vegetative retaining wall,” said Project Manager Mahsima Mohammadi at the Dec. 1 council meeting. In 2017, city staff heard from residents about potential alignment options in-





ESCONDIDO ARTIST Julia Anthony’s colorful mural entitled “Escondido Vision” can be viewed on the west exterior wall of the Escondido Public Library on Kalmia Street. Anthony’s mural was commissioned by the Escondido Public Library Foundation. Story on B1. Photo by Tigist Layne

Oceanside WWII veteran shares Pearl Harbor survival story  Women’s GOP group hosts 80th anniversary event By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — Eighty years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the attack on Pearl Harbor “a day which will live in infamy." Roosevelt addressed the nation with those famous words after the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack

GEORGE COBURN Photo by Steve Puterski

on Dec. 7, 1941, at the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Enemy fighter planes had killed

2,335 military personnel, 68 civilians and destroyed or damaged 15 ships. Today, the devastating blitz that served as a precursor to America's involvement in WWII brings back memories for Oceanside resident George Coburn, who was stationed on the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor and shared his story of survival on Dec. 7 at a Carlsbad Republican Women’s Federated event. According to those in attendance, Coburn recalled the attack with levi-

ty, humor and humility. “It took a while for us to understand we were being attacked,” Coburn told The Coast News. “We heard on the radio several air stations were being bombed.” Coburn had enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1938. Just three years later on Dec. 7, 1941, alarms rang for the sailors with an announcement for the sailors: “All hands, man battle stations, real planes, real bombs, no s---!” Coburn said he quickly grabbed his shirt and

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CSUSM, Palomar confident in ability to protect against cyberattacks By Stephen Wyer

REGION — As cyber and ransomware attacks are on the rise against higher-learning institutions, North County colleges and universities say they are confident in their ability to withstand such intrusions. According to Jacob Doiron, a cybersecurity researcher at San Diego State University, colleges make ideal targets for hackers for a whole host of reasons, chief among these being a lack of funding for cybersecurity at schools as well as the relative openness of college networks that allow tens of thousands of users to connect to systems at any given time. “Criminals want to go after targets that have a balance of low security and a high need to pay the ransom quickly…universities have a need to get everything back online quickly, and university and college IT and security departments tend to be chronically underfunded,” Doiron said. Doiron added that even well-funded college IT departments are at a significant disadvantage due to the open nature of a college network — it takes just one unwitting user clicking on a malicious link to give cybercriminals the foothold they need in the system. “You have so many users at a college who may or may not be well trained when it comes to cybersecurity…it’s likely you can get a least one person to click on a phishing link just given scope and scale…there’s so much complexity to keeping the network protected every time, and the hackers only need to succeed once,” Doiron said. Cyberattacks against higher-ed institutions have skyrocketed nationwide in the past couple of years, with the FBI issuing an advisory warning earlier this year. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of ransomware attacks on colleges around the world doubled, and cybercriminals’ average ransom demand tripled, according to intelligence reports by two cybersecurity firms. Just over one year ago, Cal State San Marcos was the victim of a major cyberattack that threatened to compromise vast amounts of data kept in the school’s critical systems, according to Kevin Morningstar, the school’s Dean of Instructional & Information Technology Services. While the attack was ultimately thwarted with the help of a third-party cybersecurity team, the incident heightened the importance of taking a proactive approach to ensuring the integrity of the university’s online systems, said Morningstar. Since last year, CSUSM has deployed a multifaceted cybersecurity strategy to stop further intrusions, the dean said.

BOTH INLAND institutions Cal State University San Marcos and Palomar College have implemented multi-faceted cybersecurity measures to stop future breaches. Courtesy graphic

One crucial element to this strategy has been the universal implementation of multi-factor authentication—an online mechanism whereby a user must provide two or more pieces of evidence to verify their identity before being granted system access. Secondly, Morningstar said that security around the college’s most critical systems has been tightened and layered, with some administrative systems being so secure that a user has to be physically present on campus in a specific location to use them. Third, the school’s systems are now segmented in such a way that even if, for instance, an administrator’s username and password credentials are stolen, the compromising of one system will not result in the entire network being similarly compromised. This type of “network segmentation” is crucial in a successful proactive approach to cybersecurity, Doiron said. If systems are not properly segmented, a single security breach in the network can allow hackers to “tunnel” from one system to another and potentially significantly increase the amount of damage done. For instance, a hacker with initial access just to the school’s learning management system could subsequently gain access to the college’s registrar system or the accounts payable system. At Palomar College in Escondido, administrators have implemented a variety of added security measures in recent years, including network segmentation, multi-factor authentication, and increasing cybersecurity awareness among students, staff, and faculty, according to Mike Day, the school’s director of information services. Day credited Palomar not having a major cyberattack in seven years to a recent concerted effort to bolster cybersecurity in a whole host of areas. “We have a lot of tools in place here from

email they report it and say this looks weird, is this for real…that’s because of our education campaign and communication,” he said. Day expressed confidence in Palomar’s ability to withstand future cyberattacks, while acknowledging the gravity of the threat posed by increasingly sophisticated hackers. “We’re fairly confident but we just always have to be on the lookout,” Day said. “Folks are getting sophisticated these days with their attacks.” Day also echoed Doiron’s point that IT departments at many colleges, including Palomar, are underfunded and understaffed, putting them at a disadvantage in the fight against hackers. “They’ve [the cybercriminals] got a lot more resources than us, a lot more tools…and we’re a prime target because of the openness of our networks and the rich data that’s in our systems,” Day said.

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‘Progressive drivel’ compels me Dear Editor, This letter is in defense of The Coast News’ reporting, editorial content and investigative reports. My wife and I have lived in the same Leucadia home for 38 years and raised two children along the way. My wife is a registered nurse at Scripps who has cared for many residents over the years. I have owned and operated a small manufacturing firm for more than four decades. So, with respect to Darius Degher’s letter, “What happened to The Coast News?” The answer is nothing but improvement, better reporting and generally more balanced. My wife and I have been constant readers of The Coast News since we moved here from Los Angeles. Are there occasionally slants left or right? Of course. But on the whole, I would say the paper has grown and matured with time, especially when it comes to investigative reporting. Degher observes and opines that the newspaper has developed the flavor of Fox News. To me, this represents the epitome of liberal/progressive intolerance where any opposing opinion which might represent a conservative viewpoint is ridiculed and rejected out of hand and therefore anyone with a conservative viewpoint is considered illiterate, racist or anti-American. I appreciate a “liberal Democratic” majority may exist in Encinitas and it surely does at the local government level. But not 100% of our citizenry are of this persuasion. I certainly am not. The City of Encinitas is the most poorly run and managed municipality of any North County coastal community. I recall when the city was formed and stripped

from the county so as to provide more direct government input and local control over our community. Since incorporation, the city has drifted further leftward at the expense of good and enlightened policies for the benefit of the local population. The Walker situation is a perfect example of a secret, closed-door city administration run amok. Perhaps if the city would consider hiring more Sheriff’s deputies and providing more local traffic enforcement, this accident might not have happened. I travel our local roads every day and can attest to the erratic driving, speeding and general disrespect for traffic laws. I cannot remember the last time I saw ANY enforcement of traffic laws — just more speed bumps and flashing signs. Encinitas, sandwiched between two very well-run cities — Solana Beach and Carlsbad — is managed disgracefully. The Coast News’ report about the housing discrimination is a prime example of long-term liberal policies benefiting the well-connected elite. And especially those “special few” who are able to influence politicians to enact legislation to enrich themselves of time because they have patient money. How can a law be so flawed as to provide for well-heeled investors to control the availability of low to moderate income housing through long-term leases while not providing a fair mechanism for low-income people to achieve home ownership? The entire process in this city is a disgrace and I find it rich when Degher opines that the ethics and integrity of some of our elected officials are above reproach. The words “ethics” and

“politicians” in the same sentence is an oxymoron. The best one can say about most elected officials is their life’s dream is to be important and influential. And of course, to win re-election. The crowning glory of Degher’s letter is his biased reference to Supervisor Jim Desmond and his support of former President Trump, as if that disqualifies him from an opinion. Trump was a real estate scallywag, a crude womanizer and a narcissist, but he was duly elected. There is a lot to criticize about every facet of our community, but I would describe our city government as sclerotic, dysfunctional and biased. For instance, there is a great effort in Cardiff to improve infrastructure and provide for a more peaceful environment like the quiet railroad crossing at Birmingham. This, of course, is the tony neighborhood where I believe many of our council members reside. The intersection at Leucadia Blvd and Coast Highway 101 would greatly benefit from a quite crossing. Instead, our neighborhood is slated for two more grade-level crossings between Leucadia Boulevard and La Costa Avenue, likely resulting in a constant horn blowing. And yet, somehow, the city has found the resources to provide underground rail tunnels at Swami’s and Paul Ecke Central Elementary. This is just more evidence of the second-class citizen status of all who live north of Leucadia Blvd. In all my life, I’ve never written a letter to the editor. But the progressive drivel in Degher’s letter compelled me to respond. Dave Clinton Leucadia

alifornia’s ballot initiative process has never been more effective or beneficial to voters (who are also utility customers) than since the strongly consumerist Proposition 103 passed handily in 1988. Now the San Diego-based Sixth District state Court of Appeal has brazenly tried to gut a major part of that law, which made the insurance commissioner an elected official and has saved insurance customers more than $110 billion in excessive charges, an average of about $3.4 billion a year. No other state has a similar law, and the judges moved to overturn a big part of it in a dispute over delayed car insurance premium refunds from State Farm Insurance resulting from overcharges during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not only State Farm that’s refusing so far to refund money paid while rates were based on pre-pandemic driving habits. So far, state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has asked companies for $5.5 billion in voluntary rebates, but only $1.9 billion has been paid. State Farm’s share of the unpaid $3.6 billion balance due to almost every driver in California comes to about $100 million. The company wants to prevent that payout from becoming mandatory. This is one area where part of California’s cost of living should be lower than anywhere else. No other state limits rate increases and allows refunds where justified. But the appellate decision maintains voters in 1988 never meant to permit the insurance commissioner to order refunds, as Lara and several previous commissioners have done. Voters, said the ruling, were “not concerned about rate manipulation.” This was an absurd assertion, since Proposition 103 is almost exclusively about precisely that nefarious practice. “We were out to prevent people from getting fleeced by insurance companies,” said Harvey Rosenfield, the Consumer Watchdog lawyer who authored the law. “So this decision could not have gotten the issue more wrong.” Rosenfield is appealing the ruling to the state Supreme Court, citing two prior decisions from that court which unanimously upheld the insurance commissioner’s right to order justified refunds. But he’s not certain the state’s highest court will even take the case, since several new justices have arrived since the most recent ruling on this issue, repeatedly raised by

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insurance companies hoping to get a statewide decision exactly like the one from San Diego. “Californians passed Proposition 103 to protect themselves against arbitrary rates and discriminatory practices by requiring insurance companies to keep rates and premiums fair at all times or else be accountable to the insurance commissioner,” Rosenfield said. But State Farm, Mercury Insurance and some other companies have never stopped trying to return California insurance law to something like what applies elsewhere. So far, that effort has failed. But the insurance industry, never short of lawyers, keeps on fighting and the San Diego decision is the most favorable one the companies have ever won. The issue of whether insurance commissioners can order refunds is important, but it’s nowhere near as vital as Proposition 103’s giving the commissioner review power over rate increases, a provision that would be at risk if this ruling prevails. Amazingly, the San Diego court held that Proposition 103 never intended to protect consumers — despite that being the entire theme of the Proposition 103 campaign and its application for more than 30 years. Rather, the court said voters intended to protect insurance companies. Now the only folks who can overturn this astounding, unfounded conclusion are the seven justices of the state Supreme Court. Serendipitously, three of them — Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Justice Martin Jenkins and Justice Joshua Groban — are up for voter approval or rejection next fall. The three will be subjects of yes-or-no votes on whether each should be permitted to serve another 12 years. If the no side prevails on any of them, that justice would be removed and replaced by a new appointee named by whoever wins the concurrent vote for governor. For sure, yes-or-no votes should hinge in large part on how the justices rule on Proposition 103. That’s because any judge voting either not to take the case or to uphold the San Diego decision would essentially be saying the voters’ will counts for nothing. Email Thomas Elias at

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Residents say mixed-use project too big for downtown By Samantha Nelson

OCEANSIDE — Many residents say a proposed eight-story, combined residential and hotel development to be located on the corner of Seagaze Drive and Nevada Street downtown is too big for the neighborhood. The proposed 147,060 square-foot, mixed-use project that would take over what is now an empty lot at 712 Seagaze Drive includes 103 market rate and 12 low-income studio apartments, and 64 hotel rooms on the upper two floors of the building. A total of 153 parking spaces with 97 standardand 49 compact-size would be provided in the project’s parking garage, along with an additional 7 spaces on Seagaze Drive adjacent to the project’s boundary. Of those garage spaces, 25 will be reserved for electric vehicles, with 12 of those providing charging stations. An additional 59 bicycle racks will be included and five bicycle lockers for residents as well as a loading space for commercial purposes. Normally a project this size would require about 186 parking spaces, however, because the project is located in the Downtown Transit

Oriented District (TOD), with close proximity to bus and rail public transportation, only 136 are required. The studio apartments would be about 300 square feet each. While on the smaller side for standard American studio apartments, the project’s developer justifies the apartment size paired with the 1,700 square feet of common outdoor living areas and more than 2,750 square feet of indoor amenities like a pool, spa deck, indoor gathering space with a catering kitchen, dining and lounge areas; workspaces including a private room for individuals to work outside of their apartments without commuting; a gym and an outside area for pet relief. Kansas-based project developer Elsey Holdings LLC, also known by its firm name as The Prime Company, plans to market the studio apartments to “young professionals, singles and military personnel wanting a beach town experience” according to its website. The project received a majority vote of approval from the city’s Downtown Advisory Committee at its Dec. 1 meeting, with five in favor, two opposed and two members absent. A few conditions were

A PROJECT rendering of a proposed eight-story hotel and residential development at 712 Seagaze Drive at the corner of Seagaze and Nevada Street in Oceanside. Courtesy rendering

made upon approval: the project must restrict shortterm rental (STR) usages, commit to limiting access to hotel and STR guests from primary residential floors, dedicate one space per unit with no monthly parking fees, and also review its proposed alleyway garage entrance before the project goes to City Council. Residents oppose size,

density Several residents are opposed to the project mostly due to its height, parking and density. “Parking on our streets has been more and more difficult as the years' pass,” said Annie Wilson. Several residents asked that the building be bumped down to somewhere between four and six stories,

Investment group sells Vista retail space for $13.3M  Texas-based firm buys parcels as investment By Stephen Wyer

VISTA — A swath of retail space in Vista was successfully sold to new ownership on Tuesday for $13.3 million, according to parties involved in the sale. The 28,440 square ft. parcel of property sold Tuesday was the fifth and final parcel of the Vista Terrace Marketplace to be sold by the marketplace’s former owners, the Black Lion Investment Group, which has been selling off sections of the development since 2019, according to a press release from the firm. This last parcel was bought by Crow Holdings, a privately-owned real estate investment management and development firm based in Dallas, Texas. Under the ownership of Black Lion, the Vista Terrace Marketplace development (with all five parcels totaling 75,000 square ft.) has seen the arrival of a number of new successful chain retailers in recent years, including Sprouts Farmers Market, Jersey Mikes, Verizon, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Sports Clips. Locals should expect few if any changes to the shopping center under the new ownership, according to Vista economic development director Kevin Ham, who expressed his view

VISTA TERRACE Marketplace will likely see few changes, if any, under new ownership. Former owners Black Lion made $40 million on the sale after needed improvements. Courtesy rendering

that Crow Holdings seems to have purchased the property as a long-term stable investment rather than with any intent to make further developments or improvements. Ham credited Black Lion with having made significant and needed renovations to the Terrace Marketplace since 2019, giving the site significant value as an asset to the new ownership. “Most of the developments and improvements here have already been made. Black Lion really improved the value of the center…they invested heavily in this site and built the new Sprouts…now the site is over 90% developed with high quality tenants and a real active shopping center,” Ham said. Black Lion has made $40 million from selling off the five parcels of the development to various private entities since it com-

pleted renovations on the shopping center in 2019, according to the press release. In a statement, the firm’s president Robert Rivani, credited these renovations and improvements to existing development as being responsible for the area’s success as a now-thriving retail center. “The success of our Vista Terrace Marketplace investment is emblematic of our broader strategy,” Rivani said. “We modernized the property through renovations and other improvements that added value and attracted internet-resistant tenants on NNN [triple-net] leases. The continued success of this shopping center will generate meaningful NOI [net operating income] for the new owners for the duration of their ownership.” The Terrace Marketplace property has been a local fixture and a retail

center in Vista for nearly 70 years, but had fallen into a state of considerable disrepair when Black Lion originally purchased the site in 2017, according to Ham. “Before they [Black Lion] purchased the site, it was a haven for some very unsavory elements and graffiti…once they invested the money, time, and energy that they did into the site, it significantly improved properties in the surrounding neighborhoods and the community, and the amount of vehicle and foot traffic in the area has significantly increased,” he said. Led by Rivani, Black Lion is a privately held commercial real estate investment firm that primarily pursues commercial real estate in South Florida. Crow Holdings could not be reached in time for comment on this story.

to remove the hotel component of the project and to add more parking spaces for overflow. Joseph Gallagher, a resident of Vine Street, called the project a “future blight.” “In cities such as New York, Chicago or Cleveland, a development such as this would be seen as just a future tenement,” Gallagher said. “Not a good proposal

for our future in Oceanside.” Because the development provides 12, or 10% low-income units, it is allowed to go over the area’s maximum density as per the state’s density bonus law. The law also allows for waivers of certain development standards. The developer of this project is currently requesting waivers for setbacks, open space requirements, landscaping minimums, parking width next to columns, compact parking spaces, garage drive aisle widths, building height and required façade modulation. In the past, city staff explained projects that apply the state density bonus law are often difficult for local municipalities to deny because of the law’s focus, which is to encourage developers to build more affordable and senior housing. The law allows for up to a 50% increase in density for most of these projects. According to the developer, competing developments at the top end of the market have priced out many people who want to live in a coastal California beach community. Meanwhile, they are able to target market-rate and low-income residents due to the project’s higher density.


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Carlsbad’s homeless plan shows early signs of success  Changes show homeless seeking more resources By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — The city’s homelessness plan is seeing some early success through the first quarter of 2021, according to a report during a Carlsbad City Council meeting on Tuesday. Mandy Mills, director of housing and homeless services, Holly Nelson, the city's senior program manager of housing and homeless services, and Cpt. Christie Calderwood, of the Carlsbad Police Department, each reported on various aspects of the city’s goal to reduce homelessness by 50% over the next five years. The council also approved an amendment to the homeless plan to change the emergency voucher program implementation and explore options at La Posada to include women and children and explore Project Homekey funds. In an earlier agenda item, the council also approved an amended ordinance to enforce city laws during a state of emergency regarding the parking of oversized vehicles on public streets. “You wanted to create measurable objectives to create transparency,” Nelson said of the homeless plan. “This provides an opportunity for council and the community … to evaluate our effectiveness.” From July 1 through Sept. 30 (the first Fiscal Year quarter), she said the city had 28 shelter placements, 16 people to permanent housing and contacted 253 people. The police department reported 1,542 calls for service, some of which were multiple calls concerning the same person, and one encampment cleanup per month.



cluding concerns about potential impacts to the park. To minimize conflicts between trail and park users, the Coastal Rail Trail will be elevated over the park instead of cutting through it, in an effort to prevent any impacts to the existing footpath along Loma Alta Creek. The city’s Bicycle Master Plan has deemed this project a priority in the city. The project is still in its preliminary design phase. The city still needs a regular coastal permit and coastal development permit as well as NCTD’s permission, which Mohammadi said will be obtained in the project’s final design. “We are far from the construction,” Mohammadi said. Carlsbad resident Katie Taylor told Council that they needed to address the city's homelessness issues

The city also has contracts with the Community Resource Center and Interfaith Community Services for social work. Nelson said the CRC placed seven homeless households into permanent housing, bridged eight people into higher-level resources and enrolled 36 individuals into the program. As for Interfaith, the nonprofit has two clinicians providing coverage seven days per week. She reported Interfaith placed nine people into permanent housing,

bridged 19 people into emergency shelters and referred 32 to mental health, substance abuse and health services. Calderwood, meanwhile, said 66% of those contacted by the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) accepted services and 34% refused. However, it was unclear how many people were contacted by HOT who accepted services, as both Calderwood and Nelson said the various categories for homeless and data with each can appear to contradict each other.

“It’s a landscape that is difficult to navigate,” Councilwoman Priya Bhat-Patel said. “Working with various viewpoints and trying to find common ground. It’s going to be a regional issue and something we have to work with our partners on. I’m excited to see prioritizing La Posada and women and children.” According to Calderwood, in conjunction with the plan, changes to municipal code with respect to enforcement have resulted in more motivation

for the homeless to seek assistance. “It does not appear more enforcement has hurt service,” Calderwood said. “In the first week of enforcement, five chronic addicts willingly requested assistance. In the prior two weeks, not one person went to rehab. We had two citations prior (to the new plan) compared to 40 citations. Recent enforcement is resulting in motivation in progress for the homeless community who have resisted in the past.” Christine Davis, exec-

utive director of the Carlsbad Village Association, said there has been some improvement in the Village regarding the homeless. Also, the city has placed four bathrooms in the Village, according to the staff report. Mayor Matt Hall said the addition of 50 affordable housing units will be coming online early next year. The project, known as Windsor Pointe, upset some Barrio residents over changes to the project allowing severely mentally ill people to apply.

County’s mobile crisis response teams expanded this week By City News Service

REGION — San Diego County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a report on the countywide Mobile Crisis Response Team initiative that will be expanded Wednesday as an alternative to treat those with mental health or substance abuse issues. Rather than relying on traditional law enforcement, the MCRT concept dispatches behavioral health experts to emergency calls when it is appropriate. Sixteen mobile crisis teams will be available across the county. A lot is asked of law enforcement, but having officers respond to behavioral health situations isn’t something they should be doing, Fletcher said. He added that the county will “learn a lot of lessons, and have some bumps along the way'' as the program continues. Since being launched several months ago, the MCRT has responded to 268 calls, with 30% of those being taken to a crisis stabilization unit, and 45% being connected to community services, according to Fletcher's office. Fletcher said the county is working with

SAN DIEGO COUNTY’S MCRT concept dispatches behavioral health experts to emergency calls instead of law enforcement when the situation is deemed appropriate. Courtesy photo

law-enforcement agencies and hoping to expand the MCRT’s operating hours, which are now 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fletcher said the MCRT will eventually have its own emergency number, 988. Because the public used to calling 911 for emergencies, it will take time for people to remember the new number, Fletcher said. Nick Macchione, coun-

ty Health and Human Services Agency director, said that with the MCRT, “our focus will be a service option that's clinician- and client-centered.” The board approved a proposal by Fletcher last year to make MCRTs available in the county. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer said a well-intended law enforcement officer may not see a person in a mental health crisis, but instead as a public

safety threat. The MCRT could avoid such tragedies, Lawson-Remer said, adding, “This is quite literally an issue of life and death.” During a public hearing, callers praised the MCRTs. Darwin Fishman, a member of Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego said that “people like Alfred Olango would be alive today if we’d had an MCRT up and running well” several years ago.

On Sept. 27, 2016, in response to a 911 call, El Cajon police shot and killed Olongo, who they believed was holding a firearm. On that same day, Olango’s sister said her brother was acting in a strange manner, and called authorities three times asking for immediate help. An emergency response team was requested, but apparently didn't arrive. Fishman added that his coalition expect a lot more from the MCRT, and hopes the crisis units “don’t end up like just another prison” without proper treatment for those with mental health problems. Josh Coyne, of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, said his group is looking”to this program (having) long-lasting impacts,'' especially when it comes to the ongoing homeless crisis. “Business owners are frustrated and are looking for results,” Coyne said. “Time is of the essence.” Those needing a MCRT may call 1-888-7247240. County officials are working to create access through 911 in all communities, according to Fletcher’s office.

before they approve this project so that they don’t struggle with the same issues with homelessness along the Coastal Rail Trail in Carlsbad. Mohammadi noted that staff will work with the city’s police department to make sure some community concerns regarding homeless foot and bike traffic through that stretch of the rail trail will be addressed by the time the path is ready for use, which likely won’t be for another three to four years. “Plenty of time to address the issues and see how our homeless shelter is doing,” said Mayor Esther Sanchez. “Hopefully well.” Plans are currently underway to prepare the former Ocean Shores High School to become the site of the city’s new homeless shelter. The San Diego Rescue Mission will operate the 50-bed facility due to open by late spring or early sum- A SMALLER bridge will be built for bike and pedestrian travel as part of the city’s final stretch of the Coastal Rail Trail, which mer. will be completed in three to four years. Photo by Samantha Nelson

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Blakespear, Gloria reverse course on mileage charge  Sudden flip raises questions over motivations By Steve Puterski

REGION — In a surprising move, three prominent elected officials on the San Diego Association of Government’s board of directors suddenly voiced concerns with a mileage charge last week after more than a year of debate over the controversial proposal. Encinitas Mayor and SANDAG chairwoman Catherine Blakespear, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis each released statements in opposition to a proposed road-user charge just hours before the board’s Dec. 3 meeting. “I’ve heard from count-


less San Diegans about this plan,” Gloria said. “We have received a resoundingly clear message that a road charge is concerning. I share that concern. I don’t think this particular part of the plan we should be con-

sidering.” During the meeting, both Gloria and Blakespear said a per-mile fee for drivers, which was increased to four cents per mile, should be taken out of the 2021 Regional Plan, also known as

“5 Big Moves.” San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, whose city was the first to pass a resolution in opposition of any new taxes, charges or fees imposed by SANDAG in October, questioned the

authenticity of their statements, noting that several board members, including Supervisor Jim Desmond, have raised these concerns since the plan was released last year. Specifically, opponents questioned how a fourcents-per-mile road user charge and two proposed half-cent tax increases (in 2022 and 2028) will help middle-class and low-income drivers who commute daily to work. “I am shocked by these comments because for two (calendar) years we’ve been talking about this,” Jones said. “Many of the board members have repeatedly said road user charges are not OK. I think this is a complete confusion tactic.” In addition to San Marcos, Vista, Escondido and Oceanside all have passed resolutions in opposition to the proposed new charges,

while Del Mar was split. In late October, SANDAG received more than 1,500 comments on the draft 2021 Regional Plan, many of which were critical of proposed taxes and fees, according to multiple news reports. But amidst public criticism, Blakespear touted the draft plan with no mention of opposing a mileage charge. “The 2021 Regional Plan is an unprecedented investment in the San Diego region’s future,” Blakespear’s statement reads. “We have listened to the community and are proposing a modernized transportation system through the 2021 Regional Plan that works for everyone, with affordable options that get us to the people and places we want to go in a safer and TURN TO SANDAG ON A8

Encinitas council denies Safe Parking appeal BY Bill Slane

MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY School’s renovation is part of Measure HH, a $265 million voter-approved bond to renovate or improve all CUSD campuses. Photo by Steve Puterski

Magnolia first of school district’s many renovations By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — The first of many school renovations under Measure HH, a bond measure to fund Carlsbad Unified School District’s extensive multiyear improvement program, is nearly complete. Magnolia Elementary School, which opened in 1954, underwent a complete overhaul, including new classrooms, multi-purpose room, technology, natural lighting, an innovation lab, playground equipment, kitchen, fencing and a fresh-looking library, according to Principal Aaron Nelson and CUSD Superintendent Ben Churchill. The cost for the rebuild was $21 million with only a few minor elements left to be completed after construction workers began their work last summer, Nelson said. “The unveiling of our modernization coincided with our return to school, so it was like a rebirth for our school and community,” Nelson said. “It was like we were getting to start over fresh. It’s a school with deep history and deep ties to the community.” The renovations are part of the district’s fivephase plan under Measure HH, a $265 million school bond passed by voters in 2018. Prior to the bond’s passage, the school district

had set plans to expedite the bidding process and land reputable contractors due to the approval of a similar bond measure for other regional school districts. As for Magnolia, Churchill and Nelson said one key component of the renovations was to keep the school’s aesthetic in keeping with the character of the neighborhood. Nelson said many of the school’s population, which is about 500, are second and third-generation students. “We wanted to honor the past and the tradition to our community that was so important to the school,” Nelson said. “But we also wanted to move into the 21st century and move it into the type of school that is going to prepare kids for their future and offer them the opportunities they need to be successful.” For Nelson, the highlight of the renovations was to the school’s infrastructure, such as stormwater run-off, wiring, plumbing and duct system. He said rainfall would turn the middle of the campus into a flood zone, but now the runoff is diverted to an underground system. Also, the school was able to expand its Magnolia Farms area, where students tend to several chickens and sell the eggs for feed.

ENCINITAS — The Encintias City Council on Wednesday night unanimously denied a resident’s appeal seeking to overturn a decision to relocate a homeless parking lot to the city’s Community and Senior Center. The appellant, Steve Gerken, filed his claim with the city on Nov. 3, arguing that the community was left out of the decision-making process. Gerken told The Coast News he is not opposed to Jewish Family Services’ Safe Parking Program but takes issue with the new site and the relocation process, which he said left out other more viable sites. “We do not have objections to the program,” Gerken said. “We just don’t know why this site was picked. The Safe Parking lot is currently located at the Leichtag Foundation’s property on Saxony Road through the end of the month. The program offers a safe place for those experiencing homelessness and living in their vehicles to sleep overnight. Encinitas residents have expressed their concerns with the proximity of the safe parking lot to two schools, Oak Crest Middle School and the St. John School. Those in the program are vetted and must agree to strict rules and guidelines to remain in the program, such as rules prohibiting the use of drugs or alcohol while in the lot. Mayor Catherine Blakespear at a meeting in September about the program said there is no reason for residents to be concerned about safety. “This idea that it shouldn’t be near a middle school or near a preschool, to me, they’re not dangerous so that is an irrelevant statement,” Blakespear said in September. On Wednesday night

Blakespear and the council voted unanimously to deny the appeals. “This program helps people and hurts no one,” Blakespear said. Councilmember Joe Mosca made his feelings on the decision very clear. “This is not a difficult decision for me. What is difficult for me is to sit up in this chair and do nothing,” Mosca said. Gerken said Jewish Family Service, a nonprofit organization that operates the program in partnership with the City of Encinitas, gave the city a list of 11 potential sites for the site. However, the city said the community center was the only viable option. The San Dieguito Union High School District, of which Oak Crest is a member school, has already openly come out against the placement of the program so close to one of its sites. Gerken said Trustee Mo Muir has recently sent another letter to the city opposing the decision and newly appointed superintendent Dr. Cheryl James-

Ward spoke on behalf of the district Wednesday night. “It’s not the homeless they’re worried about, it’s the people that prey on the most vulnerable members of society like the young,” Gerken said. “Dr. Ward has had to develop plans to keep children safe from horrific acts of violence they had to witness to and from school as (CEO of Saan Diego charter school e3 Civic High). So she is an expert on San Diego homelessness and our public schools.” The school district has previously said that the city did not include them in the relocation process. However, James-Ward, who began her tenure as superintendent on Nov. 1, was not with the district when the city made its decision. At the appeal, JamesWard urged the council to reconsider the location of the safe parking lot. “Most of the homeless may leave, but there are other homeless who come because there is a homeless parking lot,” JamesWard, who left the meeting

immediately following her comments, said. “A homeless place is a magnet for other homeless, so they will also show up.” Sheriff’s Captain Dustin Lopez of the North Coastal Station said there is no reason for him to believe the lot would attract more crime to the area. One resident during public comments claimed a sheriff’s deputy told him they have already found drug paraphernalia near the planned new location of the parking lot, but Captain Lopez said that is untrue. “Part of my job every morning is to look into a log to see any crimes that have been committed or any evidence that has been logged. I saw nothing on syringes being logged from that location. I saw no crime from that location,” Lopez said. The Leichtag Foundation agreed last month to extend the use of its property for the safe parking lot through the end of the month. The parking lot will remain at the new site at least through June of next year.


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affordable options that get us to the people and places we want to go in a safer and cleaner way.” Carl DeMaio, a conservative radio host and founder of Reform California, recently issued a statement blasting the representatives’ collective about-face, specifically questioning Gloria’s motivations. “When it comes to costly tax hikes, we don’t trust Todd Gloria for a second,” DeMaio wrote. “Todd Gloria says he doesn’t want a Mileage Tax right now, but he still intends to vote for the SANDAG plan that includes a Mileage Tax! Todd Gloria is simply playing political games to buy some time because he is still backing a massive sales tax hike being put on the November

I am shocked by these comments because for two years we’ve been talking about this.” Mayor Rebecca Jones City of San Marcos

election. “San Diego drivers will not be safe from a costly Mileage Tax until we replace Todd Gloria and other SANDAG board members with new leaders who will oppose all tax hikes and force SANDAG to fulfill its promises made to taxpayers to fix our roads.”

What’s the plan? SANDAG released its final plan on Nov. 30 with expectations the board would approve it on Dec. 10. But several board members, including Jones, Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, Del Mar Mayor Terry Gaasterland and Oceanside City Councilman Chris Rodriguez, called for a 90-day delay to allow city staff to review the 1,000-plus page document. According to the

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plan, many of the improvements in North County come in the form of managed lanes, or toll roads, on state Route 78 and interstates 5 and 15. The managed lanes would leave just one dedicated lane open to all motorists, while the other lanes would come with another charge. Hall said the plan will cut major highway and road projects originally planned through the first TransNet tax passed in 2004, including further widening of Interstate 5, state Route 78 and other interchanges. Rodriguez said it appears SANDAG is heading down the same path with proposed tax increases to fund largescale plans. Gaasterland said gas taxes and the road user charge should be separated, with the state taking the lead on those processes.

Where’s the money? Jones said she could not vote in favor of the plan for those reasons mentioned by her counterparts, along with no clear funding mechanisms locked in place. Should the board remove the road user charge, it would eliminate more than at least $10 billion in funding. Additionally, a majority of the board has also called for free transit for all by 2030, which would eliminate at least another $14 billion from the plan, while leaving the North County Transit District and San Diego Metropolitan Transit System in financial distress. Both transit agencies are projected to have a 40% operating budget shortfall until 2048. “TransNet is not supposed to fund all of transit,” Blakespear said. “Transit costs are funded by recovery boxes and grants. We can’t rebalance these different buckets without knowing how they all operate.” According to the final draft, the cost of the plan is $172 billion, but those calculations were made with 2020 dollars. In the year of expenditure, the cost rises to $269 billion, which accounts for inflation and increases in labor and materials costs, according to a clarifying email from SANDAG.

ENCINITAS RESIDENT Bryce Wettstein, 17, was recently named style director for LA-based skate apparel company GEO Skate. The San Dieguito Academy student will also launch her own signature clothing line in March. Photo by Raz Azraai

Wettstein named GEO style director  Encinitas skater set to release own fashion collection By Bill Slane

ENCINITAS — There are many ways to describe Encinitas local Bryce Wettstein — high school student, skateboarder, Olympian, musician, philanthropist. And now add "fashion icon" to the list. Wettstein, 17, was recently named the new style director of LA-based skate apparel company GEO Skate, also known as The GEO Metro Party, and will soon have her own signature collection available through the brand. Wettstein, a student at San Dieguito Academy, has been a GEO fan for some time and began communicating with the brand before her trip to Tokyo this summer for the Olympic



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Games. “It was about a year ago,” co-founder of GEO Charlie Cosser told The Coast News. “We had just found her on Instagram and we both expressed that we were mutual fans of each other. She had already loved the clothes that we were putting out.” As style director for GEO, Wettstein will work closely with Cosser and others in the company to think of new ways to expand the brand further in the skating community. “Being welcomed into the GEO Fam feels like coming home but I’m not surprised because that’s how GEO makes everybody feel,” Wettstein said. “I can’t wait to begin this exquisite adventure” Before the partnership became official, Cosser knew the match was right for his company after watching Wettstein compete at the Olympic Games

in Tokyo. “We always said when we were developing GEO that we wanted to create this inclusive atmosphere in the skate community and in skate culture. We were looking for the colorful people, the people who were essentially bucking trends,” Cosser said. “And seeing Bryce strumming her ukulele right before dropping in for her run in Tokyo kind of solidified that she was the one for us.” Aside from her signature collection, which Cosser says will be available at major retailers Urban Outfitters, Tillys, Dolls Kill and Eastern Skateboard Supply, Wettstein will also be helping form the identity of GEO as a whole in her role as style director. Cosser says Wettsetin began sending illustrations for her ideas around the time of the Olympics. “There will potential-

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ly be some fun items that are truly representative of Bryce and her trademark look. Perhaps a propeller hat in there or some mismatched socks or overalls might appear,” Cosser said. “It’s still early in the process but one of the most attractive things about bringing Bryce in was her knack for mismatching patterns and making something uniquely her own.” While the process for the signature collection is still early, GEO expects a release date of March 2022 with the potential to first release the clothing line to local shops in Encinitas. “That would most likely be our first call once we have something to show them. Bryce has an extremely strong relationship at McGills Skate Shop and that I can imagine would be a dream for Bryce and a dream for us to have a Bryce Wettstein product there,” Cosser said.

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hose dreaming of a white Christmas in North County will be able to get just a taste this holiday season at the Del Mar fairgrounds. This weekend for the second consecutive year, Vincenzo Giammanco and CBF Productions has brought back the classic Holidays in Your Car drive-thru holiday lights experience to Del Mar along with a new walk around experience, the Snow N Glow Holiday Festival, for families to visit. “This is our second year here and I think we were able to figure out the kinks and make it better for Del Mar this year,” Giammanco, founder of CBF Productions, told The Coast News. After a long hiatus, Giammanco’s company brought back the drive-thru holiday lights display

that was beloved by families in San Diego County. It came during a spike in COVID-19 cases last year but being an event completely inside your own vehicle made it suitable for families to enjoy safely together. “Last year it was intense because we were really in the pandemic and people were just excited to get out and still be in a safe space,” Giammanco said. “It was a tradition that people had been doing for years and they definitely missed it. I think everyone was grateful to have it back in the community.” CBF Productions, based out of Ventura, California, boasts over 1 million different lights between its drive-thru display and the walk around experience. Giammanco says his TURN TO HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON A12

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The city of Del Mar will offer free parking in downtown Del Mar for customers throughout the holiday season. The all-day parking gift from the city includes complimentary downtown parking where holiday bags are posted - 5 p.m. Dec. 3, to 9 a.m. Dec. 6; 5 p.m. Dec. 10 to 9 a.m. Dec. 13 and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 to 9 a.m. Jan. 1. BOOK NOOK IS OPEN

The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will hold a holiday half-price book sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Community Room of the Cardiffby-the-Sea Library at 2081 Newcastle Ave. A raffle will be held for a copy of “Encinitas, Our History and People, A Timeline of Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain & Cardiff-by-the-Sea,” a publication of the Encinitas Historical Society. MAKE A WREATH

Communal café & shop, at 602 S. Tremont St., Suite 100, Oceanside, is hosting a workshop where Oceanside’s floral staff will teach how to make a Holiday Wreath from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets $120 at communalcoffee. com/events-3/wreath-making-workshop. Cost is. On Dec. 16, the shop will hold a cocktail workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $75. DEL MAR DOLLARS

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San Diego Botanic Garden will be transforming its garden into a twinkling, holiday oasis as Botanic Wonderland returns from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 through Dec. 30, with the last entry at 8 p.m. Advanced purchase of timed-entry tickets is required. Adult tickets $18 to $22, and youth $10 to $14. Children under 2 are free. To reserve entry times and for additional information, visit botanic-wonderland.htm.

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The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Gifts Galore! Books and More! sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Offerings will include gift items, gently used books, artworks, puzzles and more.

A MEMORIAL in black marble for the USS Oklahoma at the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. George Coburn was on the battleship when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the base on Dec. 7, 1941. Photo by Claudine Van Massenhove


ers strafing the ocean surface that was covered in flames, burning from oil gushing from damaged ships. Coburn jumped 75 feet into the water and then swam to the USS Maryland where he boarded and jumped into action feeding a gunner on deck. Eleven days later, Coburn was assigned to the USS Louisville and when asked what battle he was in, he slyly replied, “every battle in the Pacific Theatre.” One of his final missions was the legendary and violent Battle of Okinawa where a kamikaze plane hit near Coburn’s station knocking him unconscious and hitting him with shrapnel. After achieving the rank of lieutenant junior grade and leaving the military, Coburn led an exciting life. He was married for 59 years and had two children. Saundra Cima, who vol-


unteers with Honor Flight San Diego, met Coburn three years ago when she traveled with him to Washington, D.C. and invited him to be a guest speaker at the event. “It’s nice to have young people to get to hear the stories,” Cima said. “For me, it’s a treat of a lifetime. When he was in the mili-

tary, he used it as a catalyst to do amazing things in his life.” For Cima, the stories of those remaining from the Greatest Generation must be told to not repeat history. And while Coburn shares his story openly, he said bluntly, “War is a waste.”

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Aztecs in Frisco Bowl; Petco hosts bowl By City News Service

REGION — San Diego State will face Conference USA champion Texas San Antonio in the Frisco Bowl on Dec. 21 in Frisco, Texas, the Aztecs’ 11th bowl appearance in 12 seasons. San Diego State is 112, but the Aztecs are coming off a 46-13 loss to Utah State in the Mountain West championship game last Saturday. The Roadrunners are 12-1, including a 49-41 victory over Western Kentucky last Friday in the Conference USA Championship. The Aztecs will be playing in the Frisco Bowl for the second time. They lost to Ohio, 27-0, in the 2018 game. San Diego State withdrew from consideration for a bowl last season, ending its streak of 10 consecutive bowl appearances. The Aztecs will be making their 19th bowl appearance, 15 in Division I play. The Aztecs have a 9-9 bowl record, 6-8 in Division I. UCLA VS. N.C. STATE IN HOLIDAY BOWL AT PETCO REGION — UCLA will face North Carolina State in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28, the first football game to be played at Petco Park, organizers announced Dec. 5. The Holiday Bowl gets the third selection among Pac-12 Conference teams,

with the Rose Bowl getting the conference champion and the Alamo Bowl getting the second choice. The Holiday Bowl is in a group with the Cheez-It Bowl and Gator Bowl that have the first picks among Atlantic Coast Conference teams following the New Year’s Six bowls. This will be the first time an ACC team has played in the Holiday Bowl. Under an agreement announced in 2019, the ACC will supply a team for the game at least through 2025. The agreement was supposed to begin with the 2020 game, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. UCLA will playing in the game for the second time. The Bruins lost to Baylor, 49-26, in the 2012 game. UCLA (8-4) will enter the Holiday Bowl on a threegame winning streak. The Bruins will be making their first bowl appearance since 2017 when they lost to Kansas State, 35-17, in the Cactus Bowl. North Carolina State (9-3) has won four of its last five games. The Wolfpack were 18th in The Associated Press poll released Sunday, three spots higher than the previous week. UCLA is unranked. The game will be played at Petco Park under

an amendment to a joint agreement with the San Diego Padres approved by the City Council in July, overturning a previous ban on football at the downtown baseball stadium. The Padres announced a partnership with the San Diego Bowl Game Association in July allowing the Holiday Bowl to be played at Petco Park for a minimum of the next five years, beginning this year, dependent on City Council approval. The sale of SDCCU Stadium — where the Holiday Bowl had been played since its inaugural edition in 1978 through 2019 — to San Diego State University in 2020, and its demolition to make way for a west campus and Aztec Stadium, left the bowl game without a home. SDSU’S NEW HOME NAMED SNAPDRAGON STADIUM REGION — San Diego State University’s new athletic facility at SDSU Mission Valley will be known as Snapdragon Stadium as part of a long-term agreement with San Diego-based Qualcomm Technologies, it was announced Dec. 6. The naming agreement will head to the California State University Board of Trustees for formal approval. “Qualcomm is well-recognized and respected not

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CARLSBAD — Carlsbad resident Kaillie Humphries won the Women’s Monobob World Series race in Altenberg, Germany on Dec. 4, two days after being sworn in as an American citizen in Los Angeles. Humphries won Olympic gold medals for her native Canada in the twowoman bobsled in 2010 and 2014 and a bronze in the event in 2018. She switched to representing the U.S. in 2019 because of abuse and harassment she claims she faced from the Canadian bobsled federation. Humphries became eligible to compete for the U.S. in World Cup and world championship events as a

green card holder following her marriage in 2019 to Travis Armbruster, a former U.S. men’s bobsledder. However, to compete in the Olympics for the U.S., she had to have an American passport, which are limited to U.S. citizens. The coronavirus pandemic presented challenges to Humphries’ attempt to become a citizen, including impacting required in-person meeting dates. The 36-year-old Humphries completed her meeting and swearing-in ceremony Dec. 2, after flying to California the day before from Germany, where she was preparing for SaturTURN TO CITIZEN ON A15

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egendary major league baseball star Dick Allen is not in the Hall of the Fame. And that’s an injustice. Allen, the “Wampum Walloper,” long ago captured the hearts and minds of a generation of Philadelphia Phillies fans. As an 11-year-old, I remember thinking it was so cool a professional baseball player grew up just five minutes away from my hometown of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. In high school, Allen was nicknamed “Sleepy” because he always looked tired. But Allen, along with his brothers Hank and Ronnie, led their high school to three consecutive state basketball championships. Everybody back home rooted for Allen. In 1964, Allen, a third baseman for the Phillies, won the National League Rookie of the Year award. After that, he became an instant folk hero in the City of Brotherly Love — carrying a massive 40-ounce bat to the plate, taking aggressive swings and launching majestic home runs into the night. Allen played 15 years in the MLB and his career stats were Hall of Fame-worthy — then and now. The Walloper, a seven-time All Star, hit for a career average of .292 with 351 HRs and 1,119 RBI. With the Chicago


information felix taverna White Sox in 1972, Allen was named MVP after leading the American League in home runs and RBI. Hall of Fame pitcher and teammate Rich “Goose” Gossage said he’s never seen a player have a year like Allen had in ’72. “Every time we needed a hit, Allen delivered,” Gossage said. Willie Mays said Allen hit a ball harder than a n y o n e he’d ever seen. AlALLEN len cleared the grandstands and scoreboard at Philly’s Connie Mack Stadium several times. Only three players in baseball history have hit 10 walk-off home runs and seven inside-the-park home runs — Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Allen — and he is one of two players in baseball history to hit two inside-the-park homers in the same game. Allen’s .534 career slugging percentage ranks him 45th all-time, ahead of such Hall of Famers as Wil-

lie Stargell (54th), Willie McCovey (81st) and Harmon Killebrew (93rd). From 1964 to ’74, Allen posted a 68.5 in offensive wins above replacement, or WAR, which sums up a player’s total offensive contributions to a team. By comparison, Tony Gwynn’s offensive WAR was 67.2 over 20 seasons. In 2014, Allen appeared for the first time as a candidate on the Golden Days Era ballot for consideration into the Hall of Fame class of 2015. Allen was told by phone to be ready to fly to San Diego for the announcement. But “Crash Helmet” finished ONE VOTE SHORT of the 12 votes needed for induction. A second phone call never came. Allen died on Dec. 7, 2020, at his home in Wampum. He was 78 years old. Just this week, Allen again finished one vote shy of entering baseball’s highest fraternity. That’s just plain wrong. MLB and the Hall of Fame voters had a chance to get it right this month, but they blew it. Allen worked his way up from a little farm town in Western Pennsylvania to big league MVP. The “Wampum Walloper,” deserves a resting place in Cooperstown. See you on the radio, Saturdays at 9 a.m. on AM 1090, The Mightier 1090.

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Kentera, crew set sail ‘Lucky’ & good: Dons march on for Army-Navy Game By Bill Slane

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ohn Kentera is no stranger to taking calls but he never expected this one. “This came out of nowhere,” Kentera said. “It’s the culmination of a lifelong dream.” The “John Kentera Show” on San Diego’s 97.3 The Fan is headed to the Army-Navy Game festivities. The day before Saturday’s 122nd meeting between these teams, Kentera and co-host Braden Surprenant’s segment will hail from the USS Intrepid, the retired aircraft carrier nestled along Manhattan. The following day the tandem will attend the game and all the goosebump moments this event never fails to deliver. Each roster includes two home-grown players in Navy punter Duke Pa’ane (Carlsbad) and Army offensive lineman Chris Hunter (Oceanside). “This was a game I always wanted to go as a kid,” said “Coach” Kentera, a longtime Solana Beach resident. “It was because I always had a tremendous respect for the discipline and sacrifice of these great athletes.” Kentera’s home station is among those worldwide that is affiliated with Navy’s broadcast football network. That evidently meant something to USSA, the firm sponsoring the trip, when it looked around at the applicants and went eeny, meeny, miny, moe. “To be selected is pretty special,” Kentera said. That has Kentera fine-tuning his Army-Navy notes in anticipation of Friday’s broadcast. Although Kentera is a sports history buff and already can recite the legacy of Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside and everything in between. “Once upon a time Army won three consecutive national championships in the 1940s,” Kentera said. “Navy’s had a nice



day’s race. “I’m more emotional than I thought I would be,” Humphries said Dec. 2. “Even though you believe in your application and you know it meets the requirements, you don’t know. “When she came back in and said, ‘Yes, I’m approving your application for citizenship,’ then it was real. It was a long journey, this has been a team effort

run, although this year it is struggling.” Kentera and Surprenant will be challenged to pull off their three-hour show, which will require more than a three-hour cruise. “We leave Thursday at 8 a.m. to Washington DC then to New York and check in for dinner,” said Surprenant, who also coaches football at Cathedral Catholic High School. “After Friday’s breakfast they take us to USS Intrepid’s radio row, we do the show and then back to the hotel. On Saturday it’s up early to MetLife to watch the Army, Navy entrance, the fly-over, the game and back home on Sunday.” Saturday’s patriotic extravaganza is showcased to KENTERA a grateful nation. It’s the weekend’s lone major college football game because it always means much more than four quarters of football. “My grandfather and uncle served in Vietnam,” said Surprenant, who lives in Scripps Ranch. “To be able to go to this game is a bucket-list item.” Navy (3-8) has its check points in trying to slow Army (8-3). The Black Knights have defeated the Midshipmen in four of their last four matchups, which has Navy pointing out that they lead the overall series, 61-53-7. Someone mentioned to Kentera that he owed his brother, Bill Sullivan, a call. They made a vow to attend an Army-Navy game when kids, and no kidding, Bill is staying put. “We never got around to going,” Kentera said. “Now we really have to do it together.” Bridging differences through sports helps give significance to Saturday’s spectacle. It’s a football rivalry built around admiration for the opponent, when actually all the players cheer for the same team: USA. Contact Jay Paris at and follow him @jparis_sports and feels amazing to have the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.” Humphries returned to Germany on Dec. 2 to compete in the race to help her bid to be part of the U.S. team for the 2022 Beijing Games, where women’s monobob will be an Olympic event for the first time. Humphries won the inaugural women’s monobob world championship Feb. 14, increasing her career total to a record five world championships.

COSTA MESA — Good luck tackling Lucky Sutton. Cathedral Catholic’s senior running back was unstoppable Friday night at Orange Coast College as his seven touchdowns led the Dons over the Orange Lutheran Lancers in the Division 1-AA CIF Regional Final. In the highest scoring game in the history of Cathedral Catholic football, the Dons advanced to the state championship with a 71-62 victory. Sutton carried the ball 27 times and totaled 431 yards on the ground and even added a receiving touchdown to cap off his night. With the game tied at 27 at halftime, the Lancers appeared to be in a good position limiting the damage done by the recent Silver Pigskin Award winner. But Sutton ripped off touchdown carries of 63, 75 and 74 yards on consecutive touches in the second half. Dons head coach Sean Doyle believes his senior ball carrier, who has yet to commit to a school to play college football, is underrated. “He’s a Pac-12 kid in my opinion, but what do I know?” Doyle said. Sutton is not currently being recruited by any school from the major conferences in college football. The Dons struggled to stop the passing attack of the Lancers in the second half. Going into the fourth quarter, the Dons led 43-41. But the defense made a piv-

LUCKY SUTTON heads to the Cathedral Catholic sideline last Friday night, but unfortunately for Orange Lutheran, he didn’t stay there. Sutton rushed for 431 yards and scored seven touchdowns as the Dons outlasted the Lancers 71-62 in the 1-AA CIF Regional Final. Cathedral Catholic faces Folsom for a state title tonight. Photo by Bill Slane

otal stop that allowed their offense to pull away for the win. The victory sends Cathedral Catholic to the Division 1-AA state championship game against the Folsom High School Bulldogs on Friday night. Cathedral also played Folsom for a state title in 2018, with the Bulldogs winning 21-14 in overtime. At the time there was some controversy: On fourth

down following Folsom’s opening drive touchdown in overtime, then-Dons quarterback DJ Ralph lofted a pass into the end zone to receiver Zion Sorani, who appeared to some to come down with the catch. However, the play was ultimately ruled incomplete, giving Folsom the state title. In its regional game this year, Folsom edged out the De La Salle Spartans 28-27. De La Salle scored

late in the game and had a chance to tie and send the game into overtime but opted to go for the victory with a two-point conversion. Folsom held strong, denying the two-point attempt and sending the Bulldogs to a state championship rematch with Cathedral Catholic. The game will take place this Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.


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CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: (760) 633-2710 | Email: | Web: City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM


PROJECT NAME: Marcheta New Single-Family Residence (Lot 16) and La Mesa New Single-Family Residence (Lot 15); CASE NUMBER: CDP-004213-2020 and CDP-004214-2020, respectively; FILING DATE: December 7, 2020; APPLICANT: Ben Ryan, Tourmaline Buildings, Inc.; LOCATION: 223 Marcheta Street (APN: 256-361-33) and La Mesa Avenue (APN: 256-361-32); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A request for two separate Coastal Development Permits to allow the demolition of an existing duplex and accessory structures on Lots 15 and 16, the construction of a new single-family residence with a basement on Lot 16 and a new single-family residence with a basement and detached garage on Lot 15, and site improvements; ZONING/OVERLAY: The project sites are located within the RS11 zone and Coastal Overlay Zone; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The projects are exempt from environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301(I)(2) and 15303(a). Section 15301(I)(2) exempts from environmental review the demolition of a duplex, and Section 15303(a) exempts from environmental review the construction of one-single family residence on each lot. STAFF CONTACT: J. Dichoso, AICP, Associate Planner, 760-633-2681,


PROJECT NAME: Osuna Single-Family Residence; CASE NUMBER: CDP-004706-2021; FILING DATE: July 20, 2021; APPLICANT: Jaime Osuna LOCATION: 650 Requeza Street (APN: 258-122-45); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A request for a Coastal Development Permit to construct a new single-family residence with a detached accessory dwelling unit on a vacant lot. ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located within in the Residential 3 (R-3) Zone, Special Study and the Coastal Overlay Zone; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15303(a) of the CEQA Guidelines. Section 15303(a) exempts from environmental review the construction of a single-family residence and an accessory dwelling unit. None of the exceptions in Section 15300.2 exist and no historical resources will be impacted by the proposed development. STAFF CONTACT: Todd Mierau, Associate Planner, 760-633-2693,


PROJECT NAME: Osuna Single-Family Residence; CASE NUMBER: CDP-004707-2021; FILING DATE: July 20, 2021; APPLICANT: Jaime Osuna LOCATION: 683 Requeza Street (APN: 258-122-46); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A request for a Coastal Development Permit to construct a new single-family residence on an existing vacant lot. ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located within in the Residential 3 (R-3) Zone, Special Study and the Coastal Overlay Zone; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15303(a) of the CEQA Guidelines. Section 15303(a) exempts from environmental review the construction of a single-family residence. None of the exceptions in Section 15300.2 exist and no historical resources will be impacted by the proposed development. STAFF CONTACT: Todd Mierau, Associate Planner, 760-633-2693,


PROJECT NAME: Osuna Single-Family Residence; CASE NUMBER: CDP-004708-2021; FILING DATE: July 20, 2021; APPLICANT: Jaime Osuna LOCATION: 679 Westlake Street (APN: 258-122-47); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A request for a Coastal Development Permit to construct a new single-family residence on a vacant lot. ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located within in the Residential 3 (R-3) Zone, Special Study and the Coastal Overlay Zone; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15303(a) of the CEQA Guidelines. Section 15303(a) exempts from environmental review the construction of a single-family residence. None of the exceptions in Section 15300.2 exist and no historical resources will be impacted by the proposed development. STAFF CONTACT: Todd Mierau, Associate Planner, 760-633-2693,


PROJECT NAME: Rippy Tentative Parcel Map Time Extension; CASE NUMBER: MULTI-004699-2021; EXT004700-2020; CDPNF-004701-2020; FILING DATE: July 16, 2021; APPLICANT: Ciara Trujillo; LOCATION: 842 Nardo Road (APN: 258-251-07); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A request for a Time Extension for an approved Tentative Parcel Map and Coastal Development Permit (Case No. 18-055 TPM/CDP, DSD 2019-27); ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located in the Residential-3 (R-3) Zone and the Coastal Overlay Zone; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15315, which exempts the division of property in urbanized areas zoned for residential uses, when (1) the subdivision is creating four or fewer parcels; (2) the division is in conformance with the General Plan and zoning; (3) no variance or exceptions are required; (4) all services and access to the proposed parcels to local standards are available; (5) the parcel was no involved in a division of a larger parcel within the previous two years; and (6) the parcel does not have a n average lot slope greater than 20 percent. STAFF CONTACT: J. Dichoso, AICP, Associate Planner, 760-633-2681,

PRIOR TO 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021 ANY INTERESTED PERSON MAY REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS AND PRESENT TESTIMONY, ORALLY OR IN WRITING, TO THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT. WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS PREFERRED IN ORDER TO HAVE A RECORD OF THE COMMENTS RECEIVED. If additional information is not required, the Development Services Department will render a determination on the applications, pursuant to Section 2.28.090 of the City of Encinitas Municipal Code, after the close of the review period. An Appeal of the Department’s determination accompanied by the appropriate filing fee may be filed within 15-calendar days for Items 1, 2, 3 and 4 and within 10-calendar days for Item 5 from the date of the determinations. Appeals will be considered by the City Council pursuant to Chapter 1.12 of the Municipal Code. Any filing of an appeal will suspend this action as well as any processing of permits in reliance thereon in accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 1.12.020(D)(1) until such time as an action is taken on the appeal. All of the above items are located within the Coastal Zone and require the issuance of a regular Coastal Development Permit. The action of the Development Services Director on all of the above items may not be appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Under California Government Code Sec. 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised regarding the matter described in this notice or written correspondence delivered to the City at or prior to the date and time of the determination. 12/10/2021 CN 26080

T.S. No. 094709-CA APN: 219-232-10-01 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 1/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 1/31/2022 at 1:00 PM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 1/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0028639 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder

92081 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 532 DEBRA PLACE, SAN MARCOS, CA 92078 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of







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the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $327,447.80 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Encinitas is accepting applications for appointment to City Commissions. Application forms must be completed online from the City’s website – All applicants must be registered voters of the City of Encinitas. There are two (2) application deadlines: one for incumbents wishing to reapply and a later date for all other applicants. The deadline for incumbents wishing to reapply is Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., and the deadline for all other applicants is Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. All applicants may be asked to attend the February 9, 2022 City Council meeting to briefly discuss (2 to 3 minutes) their qualifications and interest in serving on a commission. Appointments are scheduled to be made at the same meeting. New terms will begin March 1, 2021. APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AND TERMS EXPIRING IN 2022: MOBILITY & TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION: Two (2) appointments for at-large representatives to be made for full three-year terms ending March 1, 2025. Terms expiring are: June Honsberger (at-large representative) appointed September 29, 2021 to fill an unscheduled vacancy and Brian Grover appointed February 13, 2019 for Term 2 (termed out). The Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission is a seven member board with five members representing each of the five communities of Encinitas: Cardiff, Leucadia, New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, and Olivenhain; and two (2) members representing the community at-large. Applicants for the community at-large appointments must be a registered voter of the City of Encinitas. The Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission shall study and report to the City Council upon any matter referred to it by the City Council. The Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission shall have advisory responsibility in regards to mobility and traffic safety issues. A. It is the duty of this Commission to serve as a liaison between the public and the City Council, and to conduct analyses and provide recommendations to the Council on matters related to safety and mobility of all modes of transportation. B. If the recommendations of the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission are to modify existing traffic controls, devices, markings, or measures, or install new controls, devices, markings or measures, then those recommendations shall be included with a report by the City Traffic Engineer or his/her designee in an agenda item to the City Council. C. If the recommendations of the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission are to not modify existing traffic controls, devices, markings, or measures nor to install new traffic controls, devices, markings or measures, then these recommendations shall be included in a report by the City Traffic Engineer or his/her designee to the Council for information only. The Commission decision can be reviewed by Council if an appeal is filed or by Council request. (See Chapter 1.12.) D. The City Council may refer to the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission requests to review and prepare recommendations on major roadway projects. E. Powers Delegated to the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission to be advisory. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as restricting or curtailing any of the powers of the City Council, or as a delegation to the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission of any of the authority or discretionary powers vested and imposed by law in the City Council. The City Council declares that the public interest, convenience, and welfare require the appointment of a Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission to act in a purely advisory capacity to the City Council for the purpose enumerated. Any power herein delegated to the Commission to adopt rules and regulations shall not be construed as a delegation of legislative authority but purely a delegation of administrative authority. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Department at 760-633-2601. General Information (for complete text see Chapter 2.30 of the Municipal Code) • Persons appointed to a City board, commission or committee serve at the pleasure of the City Council • All Commissions with the exception of the Youth Commission shall have threeyear staggered terms of office. The Youth Commission shall have a one-year term of office. • Beginning in 2014, all Commissions, with the exception of the Youth Commission, shall have term limits of two (2) consecutive full terms of office. After reaching the term limit, a person must sit out one appointment cycle before reapplying to the same City Commission. Upon terming out of one Commission, a person may apply to a different City Commission. • Appointees to any City Commission will not be selected from among members currently serving on any other City Commission. • A Board, Commission, or Committee Member’s term shall be automatically terminated if the member is absent from three (3) consecutive, regular meetings held by the member’s agency. 12/10/2021, 12/31/2021 CN 26067 to Sell. The undersigned or its predecessor caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale

date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW. STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 094709-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: Effective January 1, 2021, you may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction.

If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (855) 313-3319, or visit this internet website www., using the file number assigned to this case 094709-CA to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 STOX 929767_094709-CA 12/10/2021, 12/17/2021, 12/24/2021 CN 26072

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BATCH: AFC-3034 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AS SHOWN BELOW. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Executed by: AS SHOWN BELOW, as Trustor, AS SHOWN BELOW, as Beneficiary, recorded on AS SHOWN BELOW as Instrument No. AS SHOWN BELOW of Official Records of the County Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell there under recorded on AS SHOWN BELOW as Instrument No. AS SHOWN BELOW of said Official Records. WILL SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH On 12/23/2021 at 10:00 AM, AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY 2121 PALOMAR AIRPORT ROAD. CARLSBAD CA 92011 IMPORTANT NOTE: TO ADHERE TO THE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, THE TRUSTEES SALE WILL OCCUR OUTSIDE AND WILL REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE PRESENT MUST HAVE FACE COVERINGS AND ADHEAR TO SOCIAL DISTANCING BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE SALE TAKES PLACE. (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank), all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State hereinafter described as more fully described on said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1594 MARBRISA CIRCLE, CARLSBAD, CA, 92008 TS#, CUSTOMER REF#, ICN#, Unit/Interval/Week, APN#, Trustors, Beneficiary, DOT Dated, DOT Recorded, DOT Instrument No., NOD Recorded, NOD Instrument No., Estimated Sales Amount 101977 B0415685H GMP692430A1Z 6924 Annual 30 211-131-07-00 MARGARET P. ALLEN A(N) UNMARRIED WOMAN RICHARD J. FRY A(N) MARRIED MAN AND ERIN A. FRY A(N) MARRIED FEMALE AS JOINT TENANTS GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 09/30/2013 10/10/2013 2013-0612522 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $29267.24 101978 B0504715C GMS8020510DZ 80205 Annual 10 212-271-04-00 DWIGHT M. CABANADA AND PAULINE JOYCE A. CALLA HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 05/26/2018 06/14/2018 2018-0240690 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $21725.12 101979 B0532465H GMP611121A1Z 6111 Annual 21 211-131-11-00 JOSE L. CASTRO AND ILIANA CASTRO HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 02/15/2020 11/05/2020 2020-0691224 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $37129.11 101980 B0455415H GMO502649DE 5026 Even

49 211-130-02-00 PEDRO C. FLOREZ A(N) UNMARRIED MAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 10/10/2015 11/05/2015 2015-0578720 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $17390.26 101985 B0513585S GMP612350B1O 6123 Odd 50 211-131-11-00 VANESSA KEENAN A(N) SINGLE WOMAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 10/27/2018 11/21/2018 2018-0484518 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $22026.29 101986 B0460945S GMP661152A1Z 6611 Annual 52 211-131-13-00 NICKIE C. LANDERS AND SUSAN B. LANDERS HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 02/07/2016 02/25/2016 2016-0080462 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $19601.35 101987 B0422695H GMP691302B1O 6913 Odd 2 211-131-07-00 RACHEL LEVIN A(N) SINGLE WOMAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 01/20/2014 02/06/2014 2014-0051499 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $14917.70 101988 B0468235H GMP663322A1Z 6633 Annual 22 211-131-13-00 TRISHA C. MARTIN A(N) UNMARRIED WOMAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 05/28/2016 06/30/2016 2016-0326075 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $33885.81 101989 B0403745L GMP682322A1Z 6823 Annual 22 211-131-07-00 SHAWN R. RAMIREZ A(N) MARRIED MAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 02/10/2013 02/21/2013 2013-0115058 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $12776.27 101990 B0446785S GMP592215AZ 5922 Annual 15 211-131-11-00 WILLIAM R. RIPLEY AND ERIN M. DAVISRIPLEY HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 06/06/2015 06/25/2015 2015-0330476 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $16822.84 101991 B0421965L GMP701351A1Z 7013 Annual 51 211-131-10-00 ANIKA T. SMITH A(N) MARRIED WOMAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 12/31/2013 01/23/2014 2014-0030199 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $22278.71 101992 B0421975L GMP701352A1Z 7013 Annual 52 211-131-10-00 ANIKA T. SMITH A(N) MARRIED WOMAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 12/31/2013 01/23/2014 2014-0030201 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $22638.41 101993 B0485205H GMP531221AZ 5312 Annual 21 211-130-03-00 THADEUS STARK A(N) UNMARRIED MAN AND LUANA MCQUEEN A(N) UNMARRIED WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 04/19/2017 05/18/2017 2017-0222497 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $29602.04 101994 B0529905C GMP692315D1E 6923 Even 15 211-131-13-00 ALAN E. STEVENS A(N) SINGLE MAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 12/31/2019 02/27/2020 2020-0101137 8/16/2021 2021-0582053

$19456.26 101996 B0451345L GMO561104A1Z 5611 Annual 4 211-130-03-00 ANTOINETTE M. VOLIOUS A(N) UNMARRIED WOMAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY LIBERTY BANK A CONNECTICUT NONSTOCK MUTUAL SAVINGS BANK 08/10/2015 09/03/2015 20150467504 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $29431.07 101997 B0507495H GMS8020824DO 80208 Odd 24 212-271-04-00 ANDREW WILDE AND JOLENE WILDE HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 07/17/2018 08/02/2018 2018-0315822 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $19993.06 101998 B0486695H GMP542109DE 5421 Even 9 211130-03-00 BRANDON T. WITT A(N) SINGLE MAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY GRAND PACIFIC CARLSBAD LP. A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 05/12/2017 06/08/2017 2017-0256395 8/16/2021 2021-0582053 $19737.76 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit is estimated at AS SHOWN ABOVE Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, may increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and,

if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call the number shown below in BOLD, using the REF number assigned to this case on SHOWN ABOVE. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. IN ORDER TO BRING YOUR ACCOUNT CURRENT, PLEASE CONTACT ADVANCED FINANCIAL COMPANY AT PHONE NO. 800-234-6222 EXT 189 DATE: 11/30/2021 CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE 2121 PALOMAR AIRPORT ROAD, SUITE 330B CARLSBAD, CA 92011 PHONE NO. (858) 207-0646 BY LORI R. FLEMINGS, as Authorized Signor 12/03/2021, 12/10/2021, 12/17/2021 CN 26064

Justice. 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 filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this Attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: Nov 22, 2021 Lorna A. Alksne Judge of the Superior Court. 11/26, 12/03, 12/10, 12/17/2021 CN 26055

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 ProbateVirtualHearings. Plan to check in 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 file 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 file 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 first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined 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 affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing 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: Debra L. Leffler Streeter, Esq. Streeter Law Group APC 217 Civic Center Dr., Ste 10 Vista, CA 92084 Telephone: 760.945.9353 11/26, 12/03, 12/10/2021 CN 26042

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9026502 Filed: Nov 30, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Drone Services + Photography. Located at: 4724 Mayflower Way, Oceanside CA 92057 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Scott A Hites, 4724 Mayflower Way, Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Scott Hites, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31//2021 CN 26079

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale at public auction for enforcement of storage lien. The Online Auction will be held Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 1 pm. Location of Online Auction: www.storagetreasures. com. Storage address: 2405 Cougar Drive Carlsbad, CA 92010. Terms are CASH ONLY! West Coast Self-Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel the auction. The following units may include, but not limited to electronic items, furniture, & household items, unless otherwise stated. Size Name 5x5 Broadnax, Amanda 5x10 Brownell, Aimy 10x30 Cayne, Jaeson 5x5 Williamson, Tasha 12/03, 12/10/2021 CN 26059 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-202100049299-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Jennifer Marie Ayers and Alexander DeVietter filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Oscar James DeVietter change to proposed name: Ray Anton DeVietter. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: On Jan 04, 2022 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 61 of the Superior Court of California, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego CA 92101, Hall of

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RONNIE LEE PARSONS, aka RONNIE L. PARSONS Case# 37-2021-00030359-PRLS-CTL ROA 18 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Ronnie

Lee Parsons, aka Ronnie L. Parsons. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Patricia A. Fister, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Patricia A. Fister 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 files 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: Jan 6, 2022; Time: 1:30 PM; in Dept.: 503. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Probate. 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

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9025653 Filed: Nov 17, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Etch Designs. Located at: 4055 Carmel View Rd. #43, San Diego CA 92130 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Stephanie A Fillmore, 4055 Carmel View Rd. #43, San Diego CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/17/2021 S/ Stephanie A Fillmore, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31//2021 CN 26081

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9026744 Filed: Dec 03, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. CA Notary Dynamics. Located at: 2413 Jacaranda Ave., Carlsbad CA 92009 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Cynthia Tirado, 2413 Jacaranda Ave., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Cynthia Tirado, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31//2021 CN 26078 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9025680 Filed: Nov 17, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. NonprofitComputers. Located at: 1152 Morro Rd., Fallbrook CA 92028 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Focus Point Media Inc., 1152 Morro Rd., Fallbrook CA 92028. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/01/2021 S/ David Epstein, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31//2021 CN 26077 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9026833 Filed: Dec 06, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Bird Rock Tropicals. Located at: 221 Princehouse Ln., Encinitas CA 92024 San Diego. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Pamela J Hyatt, 221 Princehouse Ln., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/15/1981 S/Pamela J Hyatt, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31//2021 CN 26076

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ATTEND THE 3rd Annual BBQ Rib Cook-off and watch the 109th Army-Navy college football game this Saturday at VANC headquarters in Oceanside. Courtesy photo

Help bring Christmas to Camp Pendleton CONNECTASSIST provides customers with internet access for $30 a month, plus taxes. Courtesy photo

Cox’s ConnectAssist helps low-income households get connected online Cox Communications has expanded its low-cost internet tier ConnectAssist to help create digital equity for low-income households that are in a government financial assistance program but don’t have children in grades K-12, and thereby, don’t qualify for the company’s Connect2Compete lowcost internet program. “Helping to bridge the digital divide and bring digital equity to low-income households is important to us,” said Ingo Hentschel, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications in California. “We want to do what we can to eliminate the technology gap for people of all ages in our communities, which is why we’re expanding our low-cost internet options to include ConnectAssist.” Connect Assist pro vides customers with internet access for $30 a month (plus taxes) and includes: • Modem rental, which can support speeds up to 50 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload; • EasyConnect self- installation or $20 professional installation; • Access to wifi hotspots nationwide; • Cox Security Suite Plus  (to protect devices against viruses and other online threats); • Access to the Cox Digital Academy library of educational videos and tutorials to increase digital literacy.   Eligible customers can sign up at and are not required to go through credit checks, commit to term agreements, or pay deposits. The ConnectAssist program is available to households that participate in

one of these government subsidies programs: SNAP, TANF, Head Start, WIC, LIHEAP, Public Housing, Pell Grant, Veterans Pension & Survivors Benefits, Tribal Programs, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicaid.  Customers qua lifying  for ConnectAssist are also most likely eligible for the Federal Government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) prog r a m ,   m a k i n g   i nt e r n e t connectivity even more affordable. Customers may be able to get ConnectAssist for as low as $0/month after discount with the Emergency Broadband Benefit.  The discount amount and eligibility are based on EBB program rules which are subject to change. Customers can learn more about the EBB program (and check their eligibility) at ebb. CONNECT2COMPETE FOR K-12 FAMILIES Connect2Compete (C2C) is Cox’s low-cost internet program for families with children in grades K-12 who are enrolled in government financial assistance programs. C2C is designed to create digital equity for students and families that may have previously lacked internet access in their homes. Families can qualify for Connect2Compete by visiting Connect2Compete is $9.95 a month with download speeds of 50 Mbps for K-12 families that qualify. Cox remains committed to providing accessible internet. Visit Cox’s new affordability hub at cox. com/digitalequity to see the available programs and options.

The Veterans Association of North County (VANC) will hold its third annual BBQ and viewing party for the 109th annual Army-Navy college football game on Saturday, Dec. 11. The event takes place at VANC headquarters at 1617 Mission Ave. in Oceanside. Tickets are $30 to watch the game only, $40 for the game and lunch, $50 for the game, lunch and two beverages, and $400 for a table. VANC promises a huge indoor, tended viewing area which seats 200+ comfortably; four giant TVs and sound system; drink specials; a silent auction; and a tailgate lunch. Doors open at 11 a.m., with kickoff at noon. Proceeds from the event will be used by VANC to sponsor five Camp Pendleton unit Christmas parties, which include food, beverages, toys for the children and a visit from Santa Claus. VANC estimates that this will cost approximately $8,000. VANC is a non-profit organization created and operated by veterans as a

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one-stop resource center for all active-duty military, veterans, and their families. It is a place where veterans, active-duty, reserve, National Guard, retirees, and their families can meet, work together, and build a better future. According to the official website, construction of the VANC began in 2013, under watch of veteran Chuck Atkinson, who transformed the existing building into

a facility that addressed the specific needs of veterans, military retirees, active-duty personnel, and their families. Steve Lebherz, VANC supporter, comments on his experience working with the non-profit: “My wife and I started an Encinitas Turkey Trot, which we kept going for a total of eight years. This would provide dinner for families in association with the Vet-

place at the time of the event. For more information, visit CONTINUED FROM A13 virtually, allowing everyone events-and-promotions. to see inside some of San Diego’s most impressive homes. CATHOLIC FRIENDS The tour will also include The Catholic Widows a silent auction filled with and Widowers of North holiday baskets and one-of- County support group for a-kind items. Everyone who those who desire to foster purchases a virtual ticket friendships through various will be automatically entered social activities, will host a to win a special vacation gift. Christmas Party lunch Dec. Tickets at 12 at El Camino Country Club, Oceanside and meet for WINE AUCTION lunch at Chin’s in Vista Dec. Promises2Kids is hold- 14. For additional informaing its second annual Hol- tion, call (760) 696-3502. iday Wine Auction from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at Julep, 1735 Hancock St., San Diego. There will be tast- BRING A DISH ings, live entertainment, as Vista Historical Society well as live and silent auc- will hold its Museum Christtions. General admission mas party from noon to 4 p.m. is $50 at Dec. 12 at 2317 Old Foothill promises2kids-2021-hol- Drive, Vista and is looking for iday-w i ne - auc t ion-t ic k- volunteers to bring Christets-201285027937. mas finger foods, sandwiches and desserts. If you are interHOLIDAY EVENT ested, contact Sandi Graham Plaza Paseo Real, Carls- at (760) 630-6123 or grahambad hosts its Holiday Spec- tacular from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at 6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. This event is subject to change or cancella- WINTER STORY STROLL Oceanside Public Lition based on restrictions in

brary hosts a bilingual Winter Story Stroll at the Adelante Bookmobile from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Joe Balderrama Park, 709 San Diego St., Oceanside. This free program will include Champurrado and pan dulce, take home crafts, book giveaways, and more. No registration is needed, and all ages are welcome. The Adelante Bookmobile can be found at Joe Balderrama Park every Monday from 1 to 5 p.m.


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Gloria McClellan Senior Center is hosting Spirit Week at 11 a.m. Dec. 13-17 and a Winter Solstice Party Dec. 21 in the Park Terrace Dining room. RSVP for lunch by calling (760) 643-5288 at least two days in advance. The week includes holiday music, bingo, crazy-hat day, a white elephant gift game day and an ugly sweater contest. $4 suggested contribution for seniors aged 60+, $8 for under 60.

erans Association in Encinitas. Over the last three years, our community had grown a bit and we decided to go straight to VANC, which has been around for about 17 years. This year, we hope to raise money to buy Christmas presents for the children of those on active-duty in the military.” Included in this Army-Navy college football viewing party is an annual rib cookoff, where Dennis “The Rub Master” Thompson returns to defend his 2019 crown. “This year’s event promises to be our best one yet,” says Thompson. “12 BBQ’ers have signed up to produce their best BBQ ribs. With this many cooks, we’ll raise more money, and everyone gets to try some of the best ribs in the area!” Donate to VANC today at (760) 722-1277 or visit the organization’s website at

group at Rancho Calevero Mobile Home. Park is hosting a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 on the patio behind the pool at 3570 Calevero Road, Oceanside. The Treasure Cove will also be open for shopping. MIXER & BALLET

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Moonlight Mixer at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 with a performance by the Encinitas Ballet, at the California Institute for Human Science, 701 Garden View Court, Encinitas. Bring a holiday dessert or $20 for prize pool.

DEC. 15


The California Retired Teachers Association, Area XI, Division 63 will meet for a holiday luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Cocina del Charro, Escondido, with the Fallbrook Chorale. Cost: $20. CDC guidelines followed. HOLIDAY BAZAAR RSVP to Nancy Stone at The Ladies Night Out (760) 805-1313.

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Carlsbad teen musician back for marathon

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CARLSBAD — If her music inspired you to run that last mile, relax. Local musician Amelie Simpson will be returning to perform at the 2022 Carlsbad Marathon. The 17-year-old singer and guitarist has been playing her mix of rock and pop songs at the local run since 2018. “I was disappointed last year’s race was canceled because of COV I D, but I'm re a l ly happy to have the chance to play again this year. SIMPSON It’s one of my favorite events,” Simpson said. The 2022 Carlsbad Marathon will take place on Jan.16. The scenic race also includes a half-marathon and a 5K. Simpson made her musical debut at the Pacific Rim Elementary School talent show as a fifth-grader in 2015. Since then, she has performed at venues like the House of Blues, San Diego County Fair, and Encinitas Street Fair. The talented teen currently plays monthly shows at Seaport Village and One Paseo. Simpson has also appeared on the cover of North County Kids Magazine, and San Diego’s ALT 94.9 featured her music during their quarantine talent show. In 2020, Simpson was recognized as one of San Diego County’s 25 Most Outstanding Teens for her musical accomplishments and community service efforts. She serves on the Youth Leadership Council for the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, a North County nonprofit that supports families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Next year, she plans on attending college to study business and music. Learn more about Simpson’s music at Event and registration information can be found at

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I ESCONDIDO ARTIST Julia Anthony’s vibrant mural entitled “Escondido Vision” can be viewed on the west exterior wall of the Escondido Public Library on Kalmia Street. Anthony’s mural was commissioned by the Escondido Public Library Foundation. Photo by Tigist Layne

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ESCONDIDO — A mural commissioned by the Escondido Public Library Foundation back in May has been completed by local artist Julia Anthony. The massive work of art can be viewed on the west exterior wall of the Kalmia Street Library building. The final image depicts a young girl reading on the grass, with the rolling hills and vineyards of Escondido laid out behind her. She is surrounded by flora and fauna that are native to Escondido, and to her right, is an image of the historic Escondido Library that dates back to the 1890s. The foundation titled the mural “Escondido’s Vision,” as it aims to highlight the unique beauty and attributes of the City of Escondido. “It’s about embracing the beauty that makes Escondido what it is,” Anthony said. “But also, to me, the main focus of the mural is actually the girl reading, and to me personally the mural is about knowledge is power,” Anthony said. “If I could send a message to the community, it would be that knowledge is power and we

JULIA ANTHONY smiles while working last week on the final touches of her sprawling mural at the Escondido Public Library. Photo by Chris Kydd

gain our knowledge from reading, hence why the library is such an important feature in any city, but especially in Escondido.” The recently completed mural is very colorful and vibrant, as Anthony was hoping for from the start. “The community’s response has just been won-


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derful. There’s so many people, especially this past weekend, who would actually pull in with their cars and stop to talk to me and thank me for creating something so beautiful for the community. That’s always really rewarding when you’re creating something and it actually makes an

impact,” Anthony said. Anthony, who had previously lived in Escondido for 30 years, said she took the project on because it had a personal connection for her. She also had some help from a few local artists who volunteered their time to assist Anthony. When the mural was first commissioned 6 months ago, two designs were up for consideration, and Escondido residents were able to share their input. In a poll that was active from May 26 to June 7, community members could express their opinions on which of the two designs they want to see at the library. Jack Anderson, the president of the Escondido Library Foundation, said that the mural will serve as a landmark for the library and for the City of Escondido. Anthony also previously created the Wild Beauty of the Savannahs mural in the Escondido Library’s children’s area in May 2010, as well as a fresh and salt water ocean mural at Oceanside Public Library in April 2011.

am vindicated. I am not alone. A recent survey result said that the holiday chore people hate the most is wrapping presents. Just hearing that was the best Christmas gift I could get. I have been known to snort derisively at survey results, being very skeptical about how many people really were asked and where, and who — unless, of course, I agree with the results. This one has my full support. I have been the joke of our family for decades because of my slap-dash method of gift-wrapping. I only use tissue wrapping paper and go heavy on the tape, in every direction. My corners are not neatly folded, my ribbon ends are not even. The best I can do is keep it color coordinated. I think I may be lacking in fine motor skills. I know I am lacking in patience, and suspect that is the real issue. Wrapping gifts does not bring out the artist in me. It is too screamingly time consuming during a season when time is precious. I also chafe at the fact that a gorgeously wrapped gift gets 10 seconds of admiration, followed by complete destruction. And, of course, I have always been the one who wraps the majority of the gifts. My husband apparently hates wrapping even more than I do. My solution is to spread the gifts, paper, tape, ribbon, scissors and tags all across my counterpane and then turn on a holiday baking show. I am reasonably distracted from the foldand-cut, fold-and tape,

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REGION — The San Diego Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors on Dec. 1 appointed Kwofi Fafa Reed as its next CEO, four months after Lori Holt Pfeiler resigned from the position to become CEO of the Building Industry Association of San Diego. Reed most recently served as manager of programs and operations for the national housing team of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. “We could not be more pleased,” said Andrea Petray, president of the board

of directors. “Kwofi brings big ideas and a wealth of experience in designing innovative affordable homeownership strategies, nonprofit organizational development, and in financing of affordable housing, economic development, and community projects. “His skill set and outside-the-box vision will serve Habitat well as we strive to increase Habitat’s impact in our community,” she added. Reed is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, holds a law degree from Georgetown

University and is a member of the California bar. “Housing is a critical issue in San Diego County, and one that I am passionate about,” he said. “Providing affordable homeownership opportunities is especially challenging. I am looking forward to working alongside the leadership and staff who perform tirelessly on behalf of the families Habitat is privileged to serve.” Reed took over on Dec. 6, overseeing all operations of the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which recently built



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and sold two homes in Encinitas and is nearing completion of six more homes in National City. According to the organization, there are 42 homes in the development pipeline. The two Encinitas homes were the subject of a recent Coast News story. Although the homes were completed in August, neither of the families slated to occupy the homes had moved in as of mid-November. A city spokeswoman said the families were still expected to move in to the homes, both in Leucadia.

Miso is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 6-year-old, 14-pound, female, domestic short hair cat with a brown tabby coat. Miso was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society two years ago from a shelter in Riverside County. She is active with an outgoing personality. Miso will let you know when she wants attention. The $100 adoption fee includes medical exam, For information about spay, up-to date vaccina- adoption or to become a tions, registered micro- virtual foster, visit SDpets. chip. org or call (760) 753-6413.

pez is making a feature documentary film about surfboard designer Dick Brewer and is looking for funding at dick-brewer-documentary#/.

the site, visit King, Jr. Community Sershops/check_out_books. vice Award. Any resident of Oceanside or member FOOD FOR RESCUES of the U.S. Armed Forces Rancho Coastal Hu- stationed at Marine Corps mane Society received 28 Base Camp Pendleton may pallets of pet food and sup- be nominated for the award. plies Dec. 1, that were dis- There are no restrictions tributed to qualified pet res- as to race, ethnicity, age or cue groups the next day. The type of volunteer service. giveaway consisted of most- Nomination forms are availly dog food with some cat able at food and litter and 350,000 gov/ns/housing/mlksa.asp. “Poo Bags” available for the The deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. rescues. The supplies for 28. Rescue groups comes from are donated MILESTONE VICTORY through Rescue Bank operCal State San Marcos ated by Greater Good Chari- Women’s basketball Head ties. The general public may Coach Renee Jimenez, recome to the RCHS pet food corded her 200th career bank on Saturdays. win as the RV/NR Cal State San Marcos women's basketNOMINATE FOR MLK AWARD ball team (4-1, 2-0 CCAA) The city of Oceanside clinched a 71-65 victory is seeking nominees for over Cal State Dominguez the 2022 Martin Luther Hills (1-5, 0-2 CCAA) Dec. 2.


For the first time as an NCAA member, the Cal State San Marcos men's basketball team (5-0, 1-0 CCAA) is nationally ranked as the Cougars came in at No. 22 in the D2SIDA Top 25 National Media Poll Nov. 30.


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tape-and-retape, try to tie a single-handed knot routine by visions of sugar plums. Oh, and I always have some sugar plums at hand. It’s rumored I have eaten an

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dents to learn more about water-related issues impacting their community. Download an application package from, or contact Alisa Nichols at (760) 597-3173 or to have materials sent. Applications must be received via e-mail or at the district office by 5 p.m. Feb. 25, 2022. Eligible students SCHOLARSHIPS must live or go to school Vista Irrigation District within the Vista Irrigation offers high school seniors up District’s service area. to six scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. The SURF FILM NEEDS FUNDS scholarship encourages stuFilmmaker Gerry Loentire tin of peanut brittle during a wrapping binge. There are, however, no credible witnesses. Cocoa, eggnog or chocolate will do, as well. I find myself wondering if that is why Santa is so chubby. I suspect the elves,

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SURFING asks little of surfers, but it could still use your help, for example, picking up plastic on the beach.

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This free ride still comes with a cost “The price of a surfboard is about a penny a wave.” — Bill Caster


ther than waves, all you need to surf is some sort of bathing suit, a bar of wax and, of course, a surfboard. Surfing is, no doubt, the most fun activity possible for the least amount of money. Much like an overly indulgent parent, it gives everything and asks nothing in return. It’s no wonder then that we so often become spoiled and feel entitled to the best of everything the ocean can serve up. A spoiled child is one thing, but seeing a fully grown surfer throw a tantrum whenever they are faced with less than uncrowded perfection is shameful. I learned the lesson of gratitude at an advanced

The man had been cheated by life through disease or war, but all he could see ahead of him was a beautiful day. I sat down in the sand as the crowd in the lineup disappeared, and he and the child I presume was his son, made their way a few feet from shore to the whitewater, catching tiny waves, laughing and smiling in the same ocean I felt I had demanded more from. While surfing asks nothing, it can, nonetheless, use our help. Surfers travel the world, return home, brag about what we received, with not a word about what we gave. Each of us can give something back, even if it’s only to clean up after the slob who left the wrappings of our plastic society on the beach. Complaining that it’s not our mess is like sitting in a bathtub with

your younger brother. If he pees in the tub, it quickly becomes your problem. (I have no suggestion on fixing that one.) Beyond the responsibility to clean up the beach, it is the duty of each of us to keep our own inorganic waste at a minimum. Drive less, use as little plastic as possible, recycle and reuse everything. And please keep in mind that the environment is not limited to land, sea and sky — it involves everything on earth, including our attitudes and the ugly words I have been guilty of contaminating the earth with. Whenever I have a bad day surfing (there should not be such a thing), I remember the man using his one leg to get out in the water to share the time of his life with his son. I hope to someday be as good as surfer as he is.

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architectural tours at the Salk Institute in La Jolla; Living Coast Discovery Center on the bay in Chula Vista; and the Asian food sector along Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa. Available on Amazon and local bookstores.

water spot chris ahrens age, many years ago after fighting a losing battle with a crowd at Cardiff Reef. Leaving the water after an unsatisfying session where a crowd of overly amped loggers boxed me in and kept me from catching anything, I wandered home, sulking, head down. As I walked, I looked up to see a man dragging two bodyboards in the sand behind him. His silly grin caused me to think him a fool. That was until I noticed the prosthetic leg and the young boy who walked alongside him, looking up and trying to keep pace.


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REGION — An online summit will be held next week to address the dangers of fentanyl for local middle and high school students, following an uptick in fentanyl-related overdose deaths across San Diego County. Schools countywide are invited to take part in the summit, which will feature testimonials from overdose survivors and a keynote speech from former NBA player Chris Herren, who struggled with an opioid addiction for much of his career. The event, dubbed SDNeeds2Know, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16 and is being organized by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the San Diego County Office of Education, and county Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher, among others. Officials say San Diego County fentanyl-related deaths are increasing exponentially, with nearly 700 such deaths this year and some victims as young as 16 years old. “Over the past few years in San Diego County, the number of fentanyl deaths, especially among young people, has more than quadrupled,” District Attorney Summer Stephan

said. “This is why we planned this countywide summit focused on middle and high school students, who are asked to log on to this summit from whatever class they’re in for an hour packed with life-saving information.” Part of the summit will address the pervasiveness of fentanyl-laced street drugs. “San Diego needs to know that the pills or powder currently sold on the streets, likely contain fentanyl,” Stephan said. “Literally one pill can kill and has killed in every neighborhood of our county.” Organizers asked parents, who are encouraged to attend, to contact schools to ask whether their child’s classroom is participating in the summit. “It’s our job as educators to make sure that students are made aware of the dangers that opioids and other drugs present and this summit is an opportunity to hear from individuals who have experienced peril at the hands of these powerful drugs,” County Superintendent of Schools Paul Gothold said “To curb these alarming trends, we must continue to create school environments that are safe and welcoming to all students.”

Foundation to award grants to boost Escondido workforce By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Community Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, is awarding grants to organizations that provide workforce development resources needed for economic growth in Escondido. In the 2022-2023 grant cycle, the foundation will award funding to programs that provide resources for job readiness, job shadowing, internships, vocational education, advancement opportunities and technology instruction. Local organizations can submit a letter of intent for projects in Escondido. The funding range is $15,000 to $35,000 for each group selected. According to Trudy Armstrong, director of regional outreach, seven to eight organizations will be awarded. “We do annual grant making that we grant out once a year that has a specific focus, and this year it’s workforce development,” Armstrong said. “We want to increase the skillsets of individuals to lift people up to better economic conditions. It can be entry level for students that are entering internships and that sort of thing, but we are hoping to, as we see people leaving the workforce, we want to help people get a new set of skillsets to advance

in their careers “We’re also looking for people that will provide services that overcome workforce barriers, because we found, especially during the pandemic, that childcare issues or transportation issues can prevent someone from moving up in their career.” Once organizations admit a letter of intent, the first step in the two-step application process, the foundation will evaluate their project proposal and determine which projects will be the most successful and make the most impact in the Escondido community. These projects should be achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for longterm sustainability. “We want to support and uplift Escondido and we are seeing a need to help people increase their workforce skills,” Armstrong said. “We talk to leaders in the community and organizations like the Chamber, the City of Escondido and other nonprofits to see what everyone sees as the emerging need for that year. “Behavioral health and mental health was last year after the pandemic, and now they want to move it forward to helping people really reenter the workforce at a higher level.” The deadline for applications is Jan. 24, 2022.

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Rejected San Marcos vendor ordinance may not return By Tigist Layne

SAN MARCOS — The San Marcos City Council almost approved a strict set of regulations for street vendors back in October but tabled the issue after a council member changed her vote. Today, it remains unclear when the council will revisit the issue, if at all. The controversial ordinance, which sets regulations for sidewalk vendors and permit fees, is just one example of many efforts by local governments across California to regulate an industry that hits close to home for many residents. The council on Oct. 12 reversed an earlier decision approving restrictions on street vendors and talked about workshopping the issue after facing backlash from some San Marcos residents. Deputy Mayor Sharon Jenkins changed her vote at the second reading of the ordinance after hearing public comments from dozens of enraged residents and community services organizations. The other no votes came from councilmembers Maria Nuñez and Randy Walton. Walton, who was adamantly against the ordinance from the start, told The Coast News that a workshop has not been scheduled, even though Jenkins had requested that the council workshop the issue as soon as possible. However, Tess Sangster, economic development director for the City of San Marcos, said the council didn’t actually vote on a motion to hold a workshop. The proposed regulations covered licenses and permits, operating conditions, prohibited activities, hours of operation and

A SIGN indicating a “no vendors” zone in Los Angeles. Cities around California, including San Marcos, are grappling with how to regulate the growing industry. Courtesy photo

more. It also required that vendors obtain multiple different licenses and said that vendors may have to show proof of insurance. Public speakers, including Alliance San Diego, Sierra Club North County, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Former SDUHSD substitute teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charge By City News Service

VISTA — A former San Diego-area substitute teacher and Boy Scouts instructor accused of having thousands of images and videos of child pornography on his computer pleaded not guilty Dec. 7 to a possession of child porn charge. Andrew Jared Primes, 31, was arrested in July following a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding Primes, who worked for the Poway Unified and San Dieguito Union High School districts, and served as an instructor for the Boys Scouts of America Fiesta Island Summer Camp. According to the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the NCMEC report indicated Primes “was responsible for possessing and transmitting several thousand images containing child-abuse sexual imagery.” At his arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Marnie Layon alleged that a law enforcement search

of Primes’ computer turned up 4,250 images and more than 3,800 videos. Primes remains out of custody on $25,000 bail and entered his pleas virtually at Tuesday’s hearing at the Vista courthouse. Superior Court Judge David Berry imposed several conditions while Primes is out on bail, including that he not be in the presence of minors without another adult nearby and that he can’t be in any place where the primary purpose of the location is the education or recreation of children. Defense attorney Michael Fremont objected to some of the out-of- custody conditions that he felt were overbroad and pushed back on assertions in the law enforcement press release announcing Primes’ arrest, which called for potential victims to contact police. Fremont said there has been no indication any victims have come forward with claims against his client, nor evidence he transmitted or distributed any content.

and more, all argued that the ordinance would be detrimental to immigrant and minority communities, as well as low-income families. “This ordinance would disproportionately impact immigrants and People of Color and further penalize individuals for being

low income,” said Patricia Mondragon from Alliance San Diego. “Sidewalk vending is a culturally significant means of income for immigrant families and an accessible entry into entrepreneurship for low-income individuals.” Many speakers also argued that the ordinance

was too strict, citing restrictions on how far away (in feet) vendors must be from the curb, from any buildings, from other vendors, from bus stops, from fire hydrants, from public restrooms, from major intersections, from a public trash can, etc. City Manager Jack

Griffin said that staff recommended the ordinance after the November 2020 election cycle where the city saw multiple politically-motivated vendors pop up that prompted a lot of complaints citywide. “We would have liked, last year when those popped up, because they came out of nowhere, to have had a little bit more ability to be more organized and managed about where they set up and how they set up,” Griffin said. “It’s more of a recent history issue, but I think it would be naïve to not see that again in the future.” “I don’t think there’s anything in here that any of those vendors would have found to be so onerous that they wouldn’t set up shop in San Marcos, and I think our fee structure is far less than most other cities that have attempted to regulate that,” Griffin added. A similar situation occurred in the City of San Diego back in 2019, when former Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed a vendor ordinance to keep vendors out of tourist-heavy areas. The city immediately saw backlash from street vendors and residents who argued that the ordinance would disproportionately impact immigrants and people of color. Cities like Oceanside, Coronado and National City already have vendor regulations in place. The City of San Diego still does not but is expected to consider regulations, once again, as early as next week. In Santa Barbara, street vendors may soon be faced with tighter rules as city officials will consider enforcing stricter regulations in the coming weeks.


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Odd Files Crème de la Weird Some news items just catapult themselves to the lead story position. On a Delta airlines flight in November from Syracuse, New York, to Atlanta, the woman sitting in 13A allegedly tried to breastfeed her hairless cat, much to the cat’s (and other passengers’) distress. Flight attendants repeatedly asked the woman to return the yowling cat to its kennel, the New York Post reported, but she refused. “Her shirt was up and she was trying to get the cat to latch ... and the cat was screaming for its life,” said Ainsley Elizabeth, a flight attendant who was on board during the incident. Finally, a message was sent through the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) alerting the ground crew in Atlanta that they would need a Red Coat team member to apprehend the woman at the gate. (Red Coats are specially trained to handle customer service issues, which now include cat-breastfeeding.) It’s unclear what happened to the woman or her cat after the flight landed. [New York Post, 12/2/2021]

Randy Aliens Preacher and author Sharon Gilbert, 69, raised a reaction when she appeared on the “Jim Bakker Show” on Nov. 23 and described the moment when an alien visited her for nefarious reasons. “After Derek and I got married, one night, this other Derek appears in our bed. The real Derek is lying down next to me; other Derek sits right up out of him. It startled me,” she said, according to Newsweek. No doubt! Gilbert asked the “critter” who he was, “Because he clearly wanted to have sexual relations.” Along with claiming to be Derek, the creature said he was Xerxes, but Gilbert wasn’t having it. “I reached up, grabbed his face and I said, ‘You are a liar, and Jesus is real.’ And I pulled that face off, and beneath it was a reptile.” One Twitter user responded, “This is a story a 7-year-old tells when you ask them why they’re late for something.” [Newsweek, 11/24/2021] ‘Educational’ Toy Ania Tanner, a grandmother from Ontario, Canada, found a cute singing and dancing cactus on the Walmart website and purchased it for her granddaughter, CTV News reported. The animated $26 toy sings in three languages: English, Spanish and Polish. But when Tanner, who is Polish, listened to the Polish lyrics, she was shocked: “This toy uses swear words and talking about cocaine use. This is not what I ordered for my granddaughter. I was in shock. I thought, what is this, some kind of joke?” The Polish song is by rapper Cypis, who didn’t give permission for the use of his song by the Chinese manufacturer of the item. For its part, Walmart said the toy is sold by a third-party vendor and will be removed while they investigate. [CTV News, 11/23/2021]

Cuteness Alert The Flower Mound Rebels, a youth football team in Texas, won’t be in the playoffs this year, NBC News reported. The Rebels, composed of 7- and 8-yearolds, are “too good” for their league, boasting a perfect record and having outscored their opponents 1996, according to Keller Youth Association Vice President Rhett Taylor. “They are a select-level team.” He said if the team had competed in the league’s super bowl, he would have caught it from parents of other teams. Center Greyson Tanner, 8, reported being “very sad” about the ruling. [NBC News, 11/19/2021] Oops! Twenty-year-old Lucy Battle of Burnley, England, nearly threw out the baby with the bathwater ... er, with the sofa, recently. Battle posted an ad on Facebook Marketplace about her sofa, with the caption “Need gone today,” but she accidentally posted a photo of her 7-month-old son, Oscar, rather than of the furniture, Leeds Live reported. “I just somehow managed to upload the wrong photo ... I didn’t expect it to go so VOLUNTEER


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far!” Battle said. One user commented, “Can I swap for a teenager?” But Battle isn’t budging: “I don’t want to give away my child.” [Leeds Live, 12/1/2021] Awesome! — Swedish meatballs for everyone! A snowstorm that dumped about 12 inches in Aalborg, Denmark, on the evening of Dec. 1 forced about 30 people to spend the night in an Ikea store, Pix11-TV reported. Store manager Peter Elmose said customers and employees slept “in the furniture exhibitions and our showroom on the first floor, where we have beds, mattresses and sofa beds,” giving shoppers the chance to “pick the exact bed they have always wanted to try. It’s been a good night. All fun.” [Pix11, 12/2/2021]

charged and caught a resident’s apartment on fire. WSPA-TV reported that employees initially believed a shooter was on the property when they heard the shots, but the room’s resident was found unconscious and suffering from smoke inhalation. The fire was extinguished, and no other apartments were damaged. [WSPA, 11/29/2021] A Likely Story Dale Wheeler, a 56-year-old IT worker from Morrisville, North Carolina, crashed his car just four miles away from his home on Nov. 12 and then disappeared, The Raleigh News and Observer reported. Officers responding to the crash found the keys still in the car, along with “a little bit of blood.” Wheeler was reported missing after not showing up for work for two days, but it was almost two weeks before anyone saw him again. On Nov. 28, someone called police to do a welfare check at Wheeler’s home and found him there, alert and conscious. He was taken to a hospital, where he explained that he had walked away from the accident but went back to find his phone, then was lost in the woods for nearly two weeks before finding his way home. Police said an investigation is ongoing. [News and Observer, 11/29/2021]

— The Tan Hill Inn in northern England — Britain’s highest-altitude pub — drew a big crowd on Nov. 26 for the Oasis cover band Noasis. But when heavy snow and dangerous wind conditions hit the remote pub, more than 60 people were stranded there, with the exits blocked and vehicles buried, NPR reported. People slept on the floor and mattresses and ate Yorkshire pudding while playing games and watching movies. Noasis missed their next gig, in Essex, but everyone was able to leave the inn by Nov. 29 with a That’s So Haute great story to tell. [NPR, Politix, a menswear 11/29/2021] brand in Australia, celebrated Movember (when Try the Decaf men grow mustaches to Mark Smith of Cass raise awareness of men’s County, Missouri, filed a health care concerns) with class-action lawsuit in late a special suit of clothing November against Folgers made of mustache hair, Coffee Co. and its parent Oddity Central reported. company, J.M. Smucker, The Mo-Hair suit’s fabric for misleading label infor- was made by Melbourne mation about the serving artist Pamela Kleeman-Passizes and quantity of coffee si, who collected hair from in its canisters. Smith says salons and individuals. the company has “grossly “When hair is on your head, misinterpreted the number it looks really beautiful,” of cups of coffee” that can she said. “But when it’s off be made from a contain- the body, it immediately er, calling it a “classic and becomes disgusting ... I’m unlawful bait-and-switch interested in the polarity scheme,” The Kansas City between what’s really voStar reported. Folgers re- luptuous and what’s really butted by saying that the la- repulsive.” If you’re interbel offers two ways to make ested in the Mo-Hair suit, coffee, and its label uses sorry: It isn’t commercially the words “up to” when de- available. [Oddity Central, scribing how much a canis- 11/18/2021] ter could make. [KC Star, 11/29/2021] High Standards The 10-foot-tall artiBright Idea ficial Christmas tree that In Greenwood, South the town council installed Carolina, firefighters re- in the Grimsby town center sponded on Nov. 28 to the in England left locals unMorningside assisted liv- derwhelmed, Grimsby Live ing facility, where sever- reported — to the point that al rounds of ammunition, the council had the expenwhich had apparently been sive decoration removed. stored in a toaster oven, dis- Snarky comments included one from a resident who said he had a bigger tree in his house, and another called it “an insult to Grimsby.” The council responded that the tree cost more than 1,000 pounds but said it had been installed too early, and the traditional live tree from a nearby farm would be installed on Nov. 25. The fake tree will be reinstalled for a Christmas market. [Grimsby Live, 11/20/2021] Least Competent Criminal — Jerry McDonald of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was with an acquaintance

DEC. 10, 2021 Do You Hear That? Residents of Barwell, a small English town, have been dealing with an unexplained noise for about a year. It’s been described as “a humming noise,” a “low-frequency droning sound” and a “horrible din” that never stops. Resident Ange Redshaw said, “At night, even lying on the pillow, you can feel the vibration, it’s that loud. During the day, I can hear it over traffic noise.” Now it seems to be spreading: A resident of nearby Stapleton says he has heard the “slow, rolling, rumbling sound” for a few weeks. “It’s quite a heavy noise ... You can feel the pressure on your body,” Bri— Canada may want to an Heath said. No cause has rethink opening its border yet been identified. [Leicesto Americans after Vivi- tershireLive, 11/20/2021] an Richards, 48, of Oakland Park, Florida, tried to Lost and Found smuggle 56 guns into Sar— A lost ring will soon nia, Ontario, in the trunk of find its way home — after her car on Nov. 1. Richards 70 years. Kelly Stewart of was referred for second- Richfield, Utah, found the ary inspection, DH News ring in 2019 while using his reported, after officers of metal detector in the yard the Canada Border Ser- of an abandoned home. It’s a vices Agency looked in her 10-karat gold ring from the trunk. Along with the fire- 1943 class of the Colorado arms, they found 13 overca- School of Mines, inscribed pacity magazines, 43 pistol with the initials “R.W.D.” magazines and 100 rounds Kelly found a 1948 yearof ammunition. She faces book from the school on several charges, including eBay, which revealed the possession for the purpose ring’s likely owner: Richard of weapons trafficking. [DH William Deneke. Deneke is News, 11/20/2021] nearing his 100th birthday at a nursing home in GeorTerrifying AND Gross gia, and Stewart plans to Seizures are frighten- mail the ring back to him. “I ing enough, but seizures think it’s amazing,” Deneke caused by tapeworms add told Stewart in a phone call. an element of “eww.” Ac- [UPI, 11/23/2021] cording to doctors in Mas— A special bear is sachusetts who recently de- back home where he bescribed the case in the New longs. Stuffed bear Teddy England Journal of Medi- was the first gift Ben and cine, the otherwise-healthy Addie Pascal of Jackson 38-year-old man had had Hole, Wyoming, sent to dead tapeworm cysts their daughter Naomi belodged in his brain for de- fore adopting her in 2016. cades — a relatively rare Naomi, now 6, brought form of infestation called Teddy on family trips to neurocysticercosis. When Ethiopia, Rwanda, Croatia, these cysts become stuck Greece — and, last October, in the brain, they can cause to Glacier National Park in pressure, inflammation and Montana. By the time the neurological symptoms that family realized Teddy was are sometimes confused for lost, snowfall had closed brain tumors. But symptoms the higher elevations of the may not manifest for years. park for the season. Ranger This man’s cysts caused no Tom Mazzarisi found Teddy problems until three years on a trail and couldn’t bring ago, when he fell out of himself to throw out the bed, “shaking and speak- toy, instead keeping it as a ing gibberish,” then had a mascot on his dashboard all two-minute seizure on the winter. Nearly a year later, way to the hospital. Lucki- the Pascals’ family friend ly, he was discharged after Terri Hayden visited Glafive days of treatment and cier and spotted a stuffed remains in good health to- bear in a ranger’s truck. day. [Gizmodo, 11/19/2021] After confirming it was Teddy, Mazzarisi returned Rock On the bear — along with a juMissouri man Kyle nior park ranger badge and Scheele, with the help of ranger hat. [AP, 11/12/2021] friends, made a cardboard cutout of himself “jamming Get Down out with a pizza guitar” Cable network BET and advertising something broke a Guinness World Recalled the “Kyle Scheele cord in Harlem by recruitMeal.” He then placed the ing 536 people to dance cutout in a local gas station in the world’s longest soul and waited to see how long train line. The line includhis prank would last. But ed original dancers from after the fake ad went vi- the “Soul Train” TV show, ral on TikTok, convenience as well as a marching band store chain Kum & Go made and hundreds of local resithe Scheele Meal real. It in- dents. A Guinness official cluded a Red Bull and a piz- was there to make sure parza sandwich, “which is just ticipants followed the rules, two pieces of pizza smashed including dancing “in pairs face-to-face,” Scheele said. for at least 40 feet to qualify The promotion ran for as a soul train.” The group about a week, with Kum took the record from Good& Go donating $2 of every year Ballpark in Arizona, $5 meal to the charity No which gathered a 426-perKid Hungry. [Yahoo! News, son soul train line in 2014. 11/20/2021] [UPI, 11/23/2021] when he passed out from drinking. His friend, trying to help out, took McDonald’s phone to text his boss that he wouldn’t be in to work that afternoon. But instead, the friend found alarming texts in which McDonald detailed a plan to kill an unnamed woman and take her money: “Please kill her babe, please. I’m begging you. There’s over a million in her dad’s safe. I’m saying I won’t get caught,” McDonald had texted, according to NewsChannel9-TV. But, of course, he did get caught, and now is held in the Hamilton County jail on $75,000 bond. [NewsChannel9, 11/21/2021]

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Marine, 20, fatally struck while helping couple in disabled SUV By City News Service

REGION — Authorities on Tuesday publicly identified a Camp Pendleton Marine who was struck and killed by a vehicle this week as he was aiding a motorist in a disabled SUV on Interstate 5. USMC Lance Cpl. Alberto Lucio, 20, stopped alongside the southbound side of the freeway in the area of Las Pulgas Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. Monday to assist the stranded driver and his passenger, who had been involved in a solo crash a short time earlier, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office and California


’Tis the season for holiday fun, and Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido offer views of amazing wildlife amid twinkling lights. Visit Santa and take a holiday expedition of light and travel through places that glow and twinkle, including Firefly stilt walkers, shown above, holiday tunes and seasonal treats, every weekend through Jan. 2. Courtesy photo

Escondido salutes legend ‘Lefty’ Mitchell By Staff

ESCONDIDO — In the eighth 2021 Escondido Legend biography, the Escondido History Center introduces Lloyd “Lefty” Mitchell. The Center will present a $1,000 honorarium, in their name, to an outstanding senior from a high school in Escondido. Lloyd “Lefty” Mitchell, during his 21 years of community service as chief of police and city manager, established the foundation of Escondido today and now is 2021 Escondido Legend. Lloyd McIntyre Mitchell was born in Oakley, Utah Jan. 10, 1907. He was dubbed “lefty” for his left-hand pitching in high school and at the University of Idaho where he received a degree in chemical engineering. After receiving additional training in electrical engineering in the early days of radio in Kansas City, MO, he and his wife, Dottie, made the big move to California in 1934. Prior to the Second World War, Lefty worked for the Mutual Broadcast System in both San Diego and Los Angeles. During the war, he worked for Raytheon on board U. S. Naval ships, installing radar. After, he was able to rejoin his family on the ranch in his beloved Escondido. In 1946, Lefty joined the Escondido Police Department


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as a radio repairman. After a scandal in the police department, Mitchell was asked to take over the position of chief of police. During his tenure, the department became modernized and departmentalized. Known as a proven administrator and able organizer, Lefty established training programs, a merit system for advancement, formed the Mounted Police

Posse and the Motorcycle Drill Team. It was during his time as chief of police that he realized the need for an organization that provided healthy outlets for boys in Escondido. Out of this need, Lefty and other leaders of the community started the Escondido Boys Club (now known as the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego). Lloyd Mitchell, with

his proven administrative record, was appointed city manager in January 1956. Escondido benefited from his vision and guidance to keep pace with the population growth that was to follow. During his 12 years as city manager, Lefty established the city’s public works, accounting, personnel and recreation departments. He oversaw the purchase of land for Kit Carson Park and planned the city’s sewer treatment plant. During a period of drought in the late 1950s and 1960s, Lefty was aware that current climate conditions did not represent the frequent flooding which regularly occurred along the Escondido River, but he also knew that a planned flood control system was needed to ensure the city’s growth. Although controversial, Lefty helped plan and push for a successful channel project, which was amusingly dubbed “Mitch’s Ditch,” to pave the way for our city’s growth. Lloyd “Lefty” Mitchell, with a career and life of community service had a Boys and Girls Club campus named for him as well as a conference room in the current Escondido City Hall. He was truly a “community treasure” and is now honored as a 2021 Escondido Legend.

Highway Patrol. While he was trying to help the driver — whose SUV was stalled in traffic lanes with its lights off — and his companion get safely off the roadway, a southbound box truck smashed into the crashed vehicle and hit Lucio. The serviceman died at the scene. The driver of the SUV and the woman who had been riding in it were hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries, the CHP reported. No other injuries were reported. Lucio, a native of Smithville, Tennessee, was a military policeman.


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Vista drama teacher continues her father’s legacy  Daughter of longtime instructor leads RBV program By Samantha Nelson

VISTA — Mackenzie Scott literally grew up in Rancho Buena Vista High School’s theater. As a three-year-old, she painted shapes in the corner while her father, Mark Scott, directed plays and musicals. Several years later, Mackenzie graduated from the same performing arts program. Today, Mackenzie, 23, has returned to Rancho Buena Vista to carry on her father’s 30-year legacy as the school’s drama teacher. Mark Scott started teaching drama at the Vista high school in 1989. Over three decades, Mark built up the program to be one of the best in the state, demonstrating that even the smallest school can produce an award-winning show. “What was so funny was that over the years as we started going to these competitions, we were winning quite a bit against all of these other kids who had extensive theater training,” Mark said. Mackenzie followed her father to rehearsals and performances, developing a deep love for theater at an early age. “I grew up on the

floor here, babysat by high schoolers,” Mackenzie said. “This is my second home.” Mackenzie’s respect for her father only grew over the years as she watched him leave an indelible impression at the school. After witnessing her father’s success, she wanted to impact others just like her

father had for countless students. “The way he communicated and received so much respect and love made me want to be respected,” Mackenzie said. “I want to be loved, and I want knowledge and to share the knowledge and to impart wisdom and love to those

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MACKENZIE SCOTT has followed in the footsteps of her father, Mark Scott, by leading the Rancho Buena Vista High School drama program. Mark taught theater at the school for 30 years. His daughter was one of his pupils. Photo by Samantha Nelson

who sometimes don’t always receive love.” Rancho Buena Vista’s theater program welcomes everyone regardless of their background, who they love or what they look like. “They came here because it was a safe place,” Mark said. “We often refer to the drama room as a

sanctuary — if you’re out amongst the quad dwellers and you feel threatened, if you need a Band-Aid or a dollar, you come in here.” Mark started a drama program at Madison Middle School and Mackenzie officially became her father’s student. For seven years through middle and

high school, Mackenzie and her fellow drama partners learned theater from Mark. After graduating from Rancho Buena Vista and her father’s drama program in 2016, Mackenzie went to study theater at Hofstra University in New York City. She had several opportunities lined up for her upon graduation until the COVID-19 pandemic struck. With the pandemic in full swing, Mackenzie packed up her things, rented a car and drove across the country back home. Mark retired the following year and the school’s drama program was under new leadership. At her father’s suggestion, in 2020, Mackenzie began working as a stage tech teacher at the school while taking online courses to earn her teaching credentials. During that time, she also worked as a student-teacher for early high school English. “I was doing homework along with my students who I was assigning and grading homework for,” Mackenzie said. Once completing her credential, she applied for the open drama teacher position there. She got the part. Just a few months in and Mackenzie has alTURN TO DRAMA ON B19

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So, what makes a cocktail a holiday cocktail? cheers! north county

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all is gone. I know because pumpkin spice is on the clearance rack. I’m feeling less and less motivated to heat up apple cider with a nip of brandy, and all of sudden everything is peppermint flavored. For my feelings on eggnog — it is gross — find a copy of last week’s Cheers! North County column. Which means I need to find a new seasonally appropriate cocktail to drink. In doing some research, I was confronted with the following question: What makes a drink a winter holiday cocktail and not just, say, a regular drink I could order in late May? The answer doesn’t pop up when you Google it. What does come up is a series of holiday cocktail lists from every food and drink blog on the planet. Want to know what Southern Living suggests you serve at your next holiday mixer? Look no further! Wonder what holiday cocktail Snoop Dogg claims as his own? You can find that easily. Yet, the parameters of the holiday cocktail remain evasive. I peruse the lists looking for commonalities. The word “zesty” gets thrown around, as does “creamy” and “frosty.” They are code words for the most common ingredients. Cranberries are popular, though not as popular as cinnamon sticks, dashes of allspice, or candy cane gar-

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nishes. The occasional apple cider cocktail seems to have slipped into December despite clearly belonging back at Thanksgiving. It is, however, winter, and when I see the word “warmer,” my interest is piqued. It was a frigid 55 degrees when I went to get coffee this morning. I remind you that my upbringing was entirely in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. I have experienced truly cold winters that inspired brother scuffles over the

better heating vent in the living room. But somehow the chill of the Pacific Ocean air flowing past me as I traversed North County just after dawn cut through my flannel coat and tore into the core of my humanly warmth. As I wrapped my hands around a molasses, housemade vanilla bean syrup and cinnamon latte from Camp Coffee in Oceanside, I let the steam soak up into my beard, and warm my cheeks, I was given a brief

glimpse into my future. I’ll save you the suspense. It was me a few hours later at happy hour pouring two fingers of coffee whiskey into a steaming mug of hot chocolate. That alone, wouldn’t make for a great column, but I also had an epiphany. Holiday cocktails become holiday cocktails when they are imbued with the spirit of the season. Sure a crumble of peppermint stick or a dash of cinnamon might make that martini glass pretty, but it

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is the joy and love and care that the bartender or barista or Auntie Sharon infused that drink with that made it a holiday cocktail. In a year in which we’ve gone through cycles of growing closer and further with those all around us, the holiday cocktail gives us all the ability to share a little warmth with the family, friends, delivery drivers, and downstairs neighbors we love. All you need to do when you make it, be it a white winter margarita or a can of beer from the nearest local brewery, is believe the spirit of the season is flowing through you, and maybe get enough to share. I reached out to Ryan Espi and David Elizondo, the founders of First Light Coffee Whiskey, for some holiday cocktail recipes that might keep me warm. They obliged with a classic and a new original. Enjoy.

• 1-2 drops peppermint extract • Top with oat milk or Irish cream liquor, if desired First Light Flannel: A Holiday Cocktail Ingredients: • 1 oz First Light Original Coffee Whiskey • 1 oz scotch • 1 oz apple cider • ½ oz Bruto Americano • ¼ oz lemon juice • ½ oz allspice dram • 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake over ice and strain. Garnish with orange peel if desired. *** Don’t forget! The Roast! West Coast coffee podcast has returned for a third season. Stream the newest episodes on The Coast News Podcast page, and be sure to follow Cheers! North County on Facebook, Twitter and First Light Holiday Coffee Instagram. Ingredients: Got an interesting story • 1½ oz First Light Dark about your drinking advenRoast Coffee Whiskey tures? Reach out! I want to • 8 oz hot coffee hear it.

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Prisoner lineup delights at West End wine dinner cle) The Prisoner Wine Company. Outstanding 2022 Lineup! — Story by Rico Cassoni

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— Kids of all ages, visit Santa’s Secret Garden at The Forum Carlsbad. Santa will be located behind the Christmas Tree next to the Paper Source from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 to Dec. 19. Be sure to bring your cameras to take pictures with Santa at this nocost event. Guests can skip the line and book a visit at santa.


hen writing about Prisoner Wine Co., I find that it’s always worthwhile to remind and educate readers on how Prisoner gained notoriety in the wine world. This would take us back to Dave Phinney, initially pursuing a career as a lawyer until he discovered his passion for wine during his college summer years in Florence. In 1997, Phinney found himself at Robert Mondavi assisting with the harvest. One year later, he purchased small collections of zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, petite sirah, and charbono fruit that he masterfully developed into an unusual, luxury highend red blend called The Prisoner under his new Orin Swift wine label. Later Phinney sold the Prisoner brand first to Huneeus Family Wines who then sold the Prisoner label to Constellation Brands. Senior Editor Frank and I had a chance to get reacquainted with Prisoner wines at a recent Sal Ercolano Prisoner wine dinner at his West End Bar & Kitchen restaurant in Del Mar. Chris Miller, field sales manager for Constellation Brands, was on hand to narrate the dinner and provided a wealth of information on Prisoner wines. The wines were framed in a five-course dinner starting with Chef Noe mini bites, duck carpaccio, and an out-of-this-world Seafood Medley Lasagna with homemade noodles and a pink bechamel cream sauce with chunks of shrimp, salmon, and swordfish. Both Mangio and I told Ercolano the lasagna needs

WEST END BAR and Kitchen recently hosted a five-course Prisoner wine dinner.

to be added to the menu! The lasagna was paired with a pinot noir aged 16 months in 30% new French oak providing a subtle body for the seafood bechamel sauce. The "Unshackled" sauvignon blanc, which was served earlier with the mini bites, proved to be an excellent companion for the duck carpaccio too, with its crisp minerality and brightness. For the main course, guests were spoiled with veal osso buco in a red wine reduction along with polenta and root vegetables served with Prisoner’s new cabernet sauvignon varietal. The iconic "Prisoner Red Blend" was served with just a bit of the osso buco left. Both the cabernet sauvignon and red blend melded well with the veal. As always, attendees had a chance to purchase wine at great discounts. Great Dinner Sal, Chef Noe, and Chris. More details at theprisonerwinecompany. com.

I didn’t include details of Ercolano’s 2022 Three Day Wine Excursion to Baja Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe Special Getaway, April 30 – May 2. The Valle de Guadalupe region was named a National Geographic UK Top 10 cool places to visit as its No. 2 spot. The $900 price per person package includes transportation from San Diego to Valle de Guadalupe and back Maglen Resort and Winery accommodations (double occupancy), along with food and tasting experiences at a total of 9 wineries and restaurants featuring guided visits with winemakers and owners that includes tips at wineries and restaurants. There are only a few spots left for this exceptional south-of-the-border excursion! Contact Sal Ercolano at 858-461-0622 for additional details.

Ercolano 2022 Wine Dinner Schedule In addition to a phenomenal dinner, details Valle de Guadalupe on the Valle de GuadaWine Getaway lupe trip, Ercolano also I would be remiss if announced his 2022 Wine


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Dinner schedule for his Flora Bar & Kitchen and West End eateries. Drum roll, here they are: January 25 & 26 - Daou Family Estates; February: Chalk Hill Estate; March: Jordan Vineyard & Winery; April: Beringer Vineyards; May: Duckhorn Vine-

— Vittorio’s Family Style Trattoria in San Diego is hosting a Wilson Daniels Importer Champagne & Sparkling Wine Dinner at 6 p.m. on Dec. 30. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner with dessert. The main course is braised short ribs with polenta paired with Gosset Grande Reserve Brut Champagne. The cost is $75. + tax and gratuity. Details at vittoriossandiego. com or 858.538.5884.

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ene van Rems is one of the most generous artistic floral designers I have met in years. Although he was waist deep in 10-foot arrangements that needed to be finished in less than an hour, he joyfully shared his trade secrets to produce some of the most creative displays I have seen in years. Drawing from natural elements that have been found locally or from Northern California, the finished display in the San Diego Botanic Garden Conservatory glitters with dashes of gold, twinkling lights and hundreds of pieces of natural plant material. Any visitor to the Botanic Wonderland will have their mind spinning with decorative ideas for their home, and meet volunteers who can answer DIY ques- FLORAL DESIGNER Rene van Rems, right, works with an assistant to create a magical structure created with natural materials from the San Diego Botanic Garden collection. Photo by Jano Nightingale tions. RENE SUPRISES ALL VISITORS Working with volunteers and staff, Rene shares his talent that lies not only in his decades of experience as a floral designer, but also in his deep understanding

of horticulture. “I had my first job at a florist when I was 13 years old in Amsterdam,” he said. “All of my classmates were participating in sports, but I was very happy to be working with flowers. From

then on, I was hooked!” Continuing his horticultural education in Aalsmeer, Holland, he was able to be a part of the largest flower market in the world. Years later, here in San Diego, he is one of the most

sought-after event designers and teachers, and dedicates a good portion of his time to creating the floral design elements of many events and exhibits at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.

According to Ari Novy, president and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden, “We are thrilled to work again with world-renowned and local floral artist Rene van Rems. Rene’s holiday floral artistry, on display at

the Garden is an absolute delight for the holidays.” Demonstrating the versatility of plant material that is readily available in San Diego, Rene took me to the 10-foot tall agave display. “This Agave Americana, or Century Plant, comes from the Garden’s collection, and weighs over 300 pounds,” he said. “But any average gardener with a good eye can find these Century plant stems in many locations in North County, possibly your own backyard. My advice to anyone who loves to garden or to decorate their home for the holiday is to just get out there and look.” RENE’S DIY SUGGESTIONS Look in your yard and your neighbor’s yard for any element that has texture, color and form. The simplest and least expensive way to transform a dried flower such as sunflower or thistle is simply spray with gold or silver paint, extend with sticks and wrap in floral tape. Any of these flowers can be stuck into your wreath, floral foam or evergreen wreath. An ingenious method of creating a non-evergreen structure is to utilize a large metal tomato cage. Rene demonstrated how to zip-tie assorted varieties of conifers until the entire TURN TO JANO’S GARDEN ON B19

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es from Vivaldi and Bach will be performed with choir, orchestra and soloists at “A Baroque Noel” at 7:00 p.m. December 12 at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. RSVPs are required at Safety precautions require masks inside the church sanctuary regardless of vaccination status.


The Escondido Public Library presents a 2nd Saturday Concert: with The Division Men, a Texas-bred husband-wife acoustic duo THEATER IN YOUR STOCKING from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11 The North Coast Rep- at 239 S. Kalmia St., Esconertory Theatre offers a $125 dido. For all ages. gift certificate for the 2022 season for $100. Call the ART GUILD ON DISPLAY box office at (858) 481-1055 San Dieguito Art Guild or visit North Coast Rep- installed their artwork in ertory Theatre, 987 Lomas the Encinitas Library for a Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, So- show running through Jan. lana Beach 3. “Not Just Surviving - We Are Thriving” is in the EnRADIO CHRISTMAS PLAY cinitas Library, 540 Cornish The Oceanside The- Drive. The library is open atre Company, presents “A Monday through Friday 10 Christmas Carol. A Radio a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed Play,” Dec. 10 through Dec. on Saturdays and Sundays, 19 at the Historic Brooks, except for the “Art Night” 217 N. Coast Highway, reception, from 6 to 9 p.m. Oceanside. Tickets, $30 Dec. 11. for adults, $22 seniors, $15 student/military at oceans- POP-UP SHOP or (760) 433Do some last-minute 8900. A lively re-telling of shopping for Lily Lambert Dickens’ classic with live jewelry, It's a Luv Thing music and Christmas carols. Clothing or ceramic arts by COVID-19 policy requires Paul Nasri, at the Holiday proof of vaccination or Pop-Up Shop, from noon to COVID test plus all patrons 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lemrequired to wear masks re- ongrass Aveda Salon & Spa, gardless of vaccination sta- 910 2nd St., Encinitas. tus.

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Get tickets for North Coast Repertory Theatre’s holiday event, “Always… Patsy Cline” through Jan. 2. The show is based on a true story of Patsy’s friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, who continued a correspondence with Cline to the end of her life. Tickets at north-

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The Oceanside Museum of Art presents its fifth biennial celebrating the best work by OMA’s Artist Alliance on display Dec. 18 through May 1 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Only 61 artworks were selected from nearly 900 entries.


City Ballet of San Diego presents in-theater performances of “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. both Dec. 22 and Dec. 23,at the California Center For The Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido. Tickets $32 to $99 at cityballet. org/performances/the-nutcracker/.

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KATIE KAREL as Patsy Cline in “Always ... Patsy Cline” at North Coast Rep through Jan. 2, based on a true story of the singer’s longtime friendship with a fan. Photo by Aaron Rumley

start at $50 and are tax-deductible. All art for sale was created by former residents and artists associated with the Creative Arts Consortium. For more information, e-mail copperhillvista@

at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Masks are required by the venue. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit northcoastsymphony. com.

A charity art sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12, at the non-profit Copper Hill Independent Living and Learning Center, 144 Copper Ave., Vista, SEASONAL SYMPHONY to support resident adults The North Coast Symwith mental health condi- phony presents “Seasonal WEEKLY JAZZ tions. All painting prices Splendor” 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 Hear the Jazz Jam with Mark Lessman every Sunday night at 6 p.m. at Mr. Peabody's, 136 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. SAFE SANTA

Before the mall opens, The Shoppes at Carlsbad will host two “Santa Cares” events for special needs children and their families from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, lower level, near Macy's, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, providing a sensory-friendly, less hectic experience with Santa. Reservations are encouraged at s a nt a - c a re s - d ay- 37 7 9 2 . html.

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Moonlight Mixer at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 with a performance by the Encinitas Ballet, at the California Institute for Human Science, 701 Garden View Court, Encinitas. Bring a holiday dessert or $20 for prize pool. NEW VILLAGE THEATER New Village Arts TheTUESDAY NIGHT COMICS ater celebrates its 20th anniNorth Coast Repertory versary with two premieres, Theatre presents “Tuesday as they begin renovating Night Comics” hosted by their home theater. Through Mark Christopher Law- Dec. 22, “1222 Oceanfront: rence at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at A Black Family Christmas,” the North Coast Repertory will show at NVA’s home, Theatre, 987 Lomas San- 2787 State St., Carlsbad. ta Fe Drive, Solana Beach. “Desert Rock Garden” deTickets at (858) 481-1055 or buts Jan. 21 at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Subscriptions and tickets at

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A Taste of Art presents “A Holiday Feast With Georgia O’Keeffe” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Oceanside Museum Of Art | 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Cost is $50. Register at taste - of-a r t-a r t-hol idayfeast-with-georgia-okeeffe/.

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The Encinitas Ballet brings “The Nutcracker” alive, for a perfect holiday treat, at 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Tickets $15 at BLOCK PRINTING

The Escondido Arts Partnership offers a Linoleum Block Printing class with Levi Radillo from noon to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Cost is $25, materials included. Reserve a spot by e-mailing or ‘BAROQUE NOEL’ call the gallery at (760) 480Christmas masterpiec- 4101.


Get tickets now for a Cash’d Out Christmas with Graceband at 8 p.m. at Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. For tickets and Information, visit The Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild has its art on display in the lighted case in the Encinitas Community Center now through Jan. 5 at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Community Center hours are Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The Senior Center is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Broadway Theater in Vista is offering a Winter Break Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 27 thru Jan. 7. For details, visit broadwayvista. biz/home.html.


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RANCHO BUENA VISTA junior Layla Guerra, center, plays Cruella de Vil alongside her “henchmen” played by sophomore Cam Ramirez and senior Slade Mata in the school’s production of “101 Dalmations.” Photo by Samantha Nelson



ready proven herself as a perfect fit. She completely reorganized the program’s costumes, props and other equipment, and carries on her father’s strong theater tradition. “She’s resurrected the program,” Mark said. “This

program was on life support.” Though her group is small and mostly consists of underclassmen, they are a passionate bunch and every one of them wants to be there. Even the drama boosters are thrilled about having Mackenzie Scott take over after her father. “Mackenzie is follow-

ing in her father’s footsteps,” said Marie Hayes, a drama booster member. “She’s doing a fabulous job, not just with the production aspects but also with her maturity, wisdom and care for the students.” For Mark, seeing his daughter take over the very same stage where he spent hours with students

rehearsing scenes and practicing songs is the ultimate legacy. “I enjoyed my time here and it just does my heart a great service to know that my daughter has now taken the reins of this horse that I so dearly loved,” Mark said. “She’s doing incredible work and I’m just really proud of her.”

cage is covered. “Be careful to secure the branches upside down, so they don’t bend off the structure,” he said. “Then, you have a surface that can be covered with your favorite ornaments or dried fruit and flowers. It will cost you less than purchasing a fresh tree, and you have made it yourself!” The designer suggests thinking about Christmas décor early in the fall season, when many summer annuals and perennials are going to seed. Simply dry them in a warm, sunny indoor room and store in paper bags until the holidays. When you are ready to display the dried materials, they can be finished with spray paint. “We all have potential decorations either in our yard, our neighbor’s yard or found alongside a quiet road. Keep your eyes open and you will be surprised what you will find,” suggests Rene as he held up a collection of golden sunflowers, glistening with gold paint. Eucalyptus pods in all stages of development, curly hickory branches and all varieties of pine cones are free for the asking and will give your decorations texture, form and color. To contact Rene for information on his floral services and classes, contact him at rene@renevanrems. com.

LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREES AND DECORATIONS If you have difficulty finding the variety of fir and pine branches for your home display, Maldonado Farms in Encinitas has a wide variety of swags and cut conifers to offer, as well as farm-grown Christmas trees. They are located at 556 Union Street, Encinitas. Weidners Gardens, at 695 Normandy Road in Encinita, offers 25 varieties of poinsettias and holiday gifts and décor. Briggs Tree farm at 1111 Poinsettia in Vista features small conifers that can be planted in the yard after the holiday. VISIT THE BOTANIC WONDERLAND To see the entire floral display that Rene and his volunteers created, visit the San Diego Botanic Garden for the Botanic Wonderland event. The Garden will be open Dec. 10-23 and Dec. 26-30 after 5:30 pm to view the display. Information and tickets can be found at www. or call (760) 436-3036. Happy decorating, and don’t forget to look for potential display material on the side of the road — just watch out for traffic! For further questions contact me at: janosgarden@ Jano Nighingale is a horticulturist and Master Gardener and teaches gardening classes in North County, and is available for adult and children’s classes.


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