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Winner of the Summer Photo Contest From mid-August through September, photos of families, kids, pets and loved ones enjoying summertime in 4S Ranch were submitted for entry into round one of the community photo contest. Over 900 people voted in the September contest and it was Shana Sanguinetti and Heather Long who received the most votes for photos of their children.

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4S Ranch ~ Del Sur Community Foundation News Already the 4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation has granted $20,500 dollars to all three community elementary schools – Stone Ranch, Monterey Ridge and Del Sur; as well as to the Oak Valley Music Boosters. In addition, the members have already raised over $22,000 for a permanent community endowment.  That means that for generations to come there will be funds to support the schools and non-profit organizations in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities.

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Welcoming Guests for the Holidays As the holiday season descends upon us, many families will be inundated with visitors. Whether it’s close family, extended relatives or longtime friends passing through, there are ways to make changes in your home to accommodate the extra inhabitants with ease.

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Kaiser Permanente Rancho Bernardo Medical Offices Excel Centre 17140 Bernardo Center Drive San Diego, CA 92128 The new, state-of-the-art facility will offer primary care (now including pediatrics), radiology, and pharmacy services. We’re also adding an obstetrics/gynecology department. That means you’ll be able to receive a wide range of high-quality care for you and your family—all at this same convenient location. Combined with our existing facilities in North County, the new Rancho Bernardo Medical Offices will help us grow good health throughout the community. For more information about our services, or to learn about becoming a Kaiser Permanente member, go to kp.org or call 1-800-464-4000. For TTY service for the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, call 1-800-777-1370.

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A Thankfulness Twist For the most part, when you think of November you think of Thanksgiving Day. The holiday dates back to the 1600’s when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast in a show of good faith and cooperation. Yes, this is the month to give thanks for all you have - for your family, for the food on your table, and for the roof over your head. At the Thanksgiving table, everyone will solemnly bow their heads and be asked to share something they are thankful for. Truly, we should give thanks for all we have, but along with the traditional, sincere, thanksgiving ritual, here are a few more animated things that I am thankful for. I am thankful for…

…having the strength to smile at my son when he asks for a ride to go ice skating at 10 at night because, well, ‘everyone’ is going. …the good sense to not ram my car up the rear end of the car in front of me because the driver did not bother looking to see how fast on-coming traffic was moving before he cut in front of me. …not taking the dog to a ranch in faraway India every time she finds a way to escape out of our yard and I have to go hunt her down.

Debi Renken …the ability to realize when the telemarketer on the phone has an IQ of 27 and any attempt to rationalize with him/her is futile. …the patience to tune out my daughter’s whining when I tell her to get ready for soccer practice or ask her to clean her room.

…the “little” things which have become so much a part of life – cell/smart phones (I mean honestly, can you live without your cell phone?), digital cameras/videos, the internet, deodorant, hot showers, flip flops and sweatshirts. By all means be grateful for all you have and make sure to express the appropriate amount of gratitude at the Thanksgiving table, but this year make it a bit more fun. After the initial prayers and humbleness, go around the table one more time and add a fun twist of thankfulness. A little laughter goes a long way and studies have shown that laughter adds years to your life. In closing, I want to thank all of you for reading Back At The Ranch and for making this such an amazing place to live. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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Our mission for Back At The Ranch is to connect 4S residents to each other and to key resources with the goal of building community in 4S Ranch and the greater Rancho Bernardo area. Back at The Ranch is a great example of what can happen when neighbors build strong relationships and get busy putting their ideas and skills together for the good of the community. We hope you find this community publication reflective of our excitement to be in 4S Ranch and our desire to build something that brings us all closer together. We invite you to join in the fun and get involved. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form, in whole or part, without written permission is prohibited. Back at the Ranch (BATR) is a monthly publication highlighting house, home and community building. BATR accepts freelance contributions, though there is no guarantee that unsolicited material will be returned. BATR is not responsible for the views of contributing writers and assumes no responsibility for errors appearing within. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the Publisher or advertisers. We reserve the right to restrict all advertisements to their proper classification and to edit or reject any copy.

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on your doorstep shana sanguinetti and heather long Win summer Photo contest From mid-August through September, photos of families, kids, pets and loved ones enjoying summertime in 4S Ranch were submitted for entry into round one of the photo contest. The contest invited amateur photographers to submit their “Favorite Summer Photo in 4S Ranch” for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card. Round two of the photo contest continued into the month of October with residents submitting their “Favorite Fall Photo in 4S Ranch”. Over 900 people voted in the September contest - Shana Sanguinetti and Heather Long received the most votes for photos of their children. Both Shana and Heather won $250 Visa Gift Cards and are now entered for the chance to win the $1,000 grand prize. Photo submission by Calista Long

When asked what she will use the $250 for Shana Sanguinetti said, “I’m so happy to win the photo contest and donate the $250 to the Ronald McDonald House. My husband was diagnosed with cancer three months ago and although it has been rough on our family, we decided to take a negative and make it a positive by donating our time and money to the Ronald McDonald House. We will be using the proceeds to cook and host a dinner there in October.”

If you’d like more information about the contest or to view all the photos, visit www.4SRanch. com/bestshot.

Photo submission by Jack Sanguinetti

4S Ranch ~ Del Sur Community Foundation News Don’t miss out! Save this date! On Wednesday, December 2 from 6 to 10 pm the 4S Ranch ~ Del Sur Community Foundation is hosting “Divas, Designs & Desserts.” This fun event is perfect for this time of year. You can find unique holiday gifts, enjoy amazing desserts, a fashion show and spend time with girlfriends. Community design talent will be showcased at sit-down event tables hosted and themed by community members. Table décor themes will include “Movies,” “Hawaii,” “Music,” “San Diego Chargers” and many others. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for the 4S Ranch ~ Del Sur Community Foundation. Suggested donations to this event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. If you would like to host a table, please email Susan@savvyinteriors.com for a table reservation. You may also pick up additional information at your local schools. Tables are limited, so please contact us soon. Memberships in the 4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation are the framework for charitable grants that are given to organizations and schools that demonstrate a need and an ability to utilize the funds in an effective way. Already the 4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation has granted $20,500 dollars to all three community elementary schools – Stone Ranch, Monterey Ridge and Del Sur; as well as to the Oak Valley Music Boosters. In addition, the members have already raised over $22,000 for a permanent community endowment. That means that for generations to come there will be funds to support the schools and non-profit organizations in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities. We are a proud group of community members that include individuals and business owners that find value in contributing to our community in a charitable way. This month, we would like to thank our business members for their leadership and support over the last three years. MarCon Engineering

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Brian Davey Randall K.com Ranchland Church RB Orthodontics Savvy Interiors

Rb Fall Festival at 4S Ranch The 6th annual RB Fall Festival is back to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and the neighborhood of 4S Ranch. The San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is presenting the street fair on Sunday, November 1 from 10 am until 4 pm. The RB Fall Festival at 4S Ranch offers all-day live entertainment, health screenings, Kiddieland, and more! 15,000 expected visitors browse the arts and crafts booths, partake of international cuisine, and get information from regional and local businesses, service clubs, religious and non-profit organizations. Don’t miss this exciting event! For more information, please call the San Diego North Chamber at 858-487-1767 or email events@ sdncc.com.

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4S Resident To Speak At Sunrise Rotary

Set sail this July on a “Mediterranean Odyssey!” EF Tours has created a customized, fully escorted tour of southern Italy and Greece for students, friends, and families of Oak Valley Middle School.

On November 17, RB Sunrise Rotarian Heather Dugdale and community leader Todd Gutschow will profile the great things being done by the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego County. The meeting starts promptly at 7:15 am at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road, San Diego, CA 92128. Speakers begin their presentations at 8 am. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings at no charge if staying for just the speaker. A $14.50 fee will be charged to those staying for breakfast. The Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary club itself can be found online at www.rbsunrise.org.

The adventure begins in Rome and southern Italy, continues to mainland Greece, and ends with a four-day cruise of the Greek Isles. The Mediterranean Odyssey includes a full-time tour guide, expert local guides in most cities, and express entrance to places like the Colosseum, Vatican Museum, Pompeii, and the Acropolis in Athens. Highlights of this tour include Rome, Ostia, the Catacombs, Capri, Sorrento, Mt. Vesuvius, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Delphi, and Athens. Then enjoy a four-day cruise of the beautiful whitewashed isles of Greece. Ports of call include Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion, and Santorini. All ages are welcome and several families have signed up already to enjoy the journey together. Oak Valley teachers Tom Downs and Bret Fitzpatrick will be along to escort students who travel without families. A full-time EF tour guide will be with the group from arrival in Rome to departure from Athens. If you have ever wanted to visit Europe and let someone else worry about the details, this is the trip for you. Prices include airfare, hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, and transfers to and from airports in Europe. Interest in the trip has been strong and only a few seats remain. Tour dates are July 2 through July 16. If you are interested, please contact Tom Downs at 4sdowns@gmail.com. To see the complete itinerary, go to www.eftours.com and enter tour code 636115 to see all of the details.

Upcoming 4S Ranch HOA Events Holiday Decorating Contest The 4S Ranch HOA is once again hosting the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for 4S Ranch Residents. The first round of judging will be on December 12 & 13.  Final judging will take place on December 17.  So, pull out all those fancy decorations and let’s make 4S sparkle. More details to follow in the December issue. Visit Santa at RS Ranch Library Once again Santa will be visiting the 4S Ranch Library, courtesy of the 4S Ranch HOA and the County of San Diego Library Staff.  Join us for cookies and milk, a craft, story with one of Santa’s helpers, and a visit with Santa himself!  This event will take place on December 13 from 1 to 4 pm at the 4S Ranch Library. 

Del Norte Wrestling Team - Christmas Tree Fundraiser The holidays are just around the corner. Before you know it, many us will be decking the halls and hitting the malls. We all know how busy this time of year can be. Why not take one thing off your list and support our local high school at the same time? The Del Norte Wrestling Team’s 1st Annual Christmas Tree Drive is underway. Christmas trees will be delivered fresh from Oregon.  Trees range from 5 to 10 feet tall and include either Douglas Fir or Noble Fir.  The prices range from $40-$125.  Trees will be available for pick up on Saturday, December 5 from 8 am – 2 pm at Del Norte High School.  Wrestlers/workers will be on hand to help you pick the tree of your choice!  Order forms can be found on the Del Norte website at powayusd. sdcoe.k12.ca.us/PUSDDNHS/ (scroll down home page to find the form) or from your favorite Del Norte Wrestler! Hurry, the last day to order a tree is November 6.  All proceeds will benefit the Del Norte Wrestling Team. 

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Our Schools and H1N1 Flu During the month of October Oak Valley Middle School experienced a full week of above normal absences. Because of this, all the major TV news stations were onsite to cover “the story”. It is important to note that the vast majority of the absences were confined to the sixth grade. Sixth graders had recently returned from a week-long overnight camp. Of the absences, very few were known diagnosed H1N1, a handful were for family or personal non-illness reasons and an additional handful were students kept at home though not ill. The District continues to work closely with the San Diego County Department of Public Health, and their medical staff is following up directly with families and the students’ healthcare providers. Neither the Public Health Department nor our own inquiries have revealed any cases of serious student illness or hospitalization. Our schools continue teaching our students proper personal hygiene, and hand sanitizer and wipes are being used where needed and appropriate. There is also an increased level of custodial support for cleaning at night. Help keep your children and our schools Flu-Free! • Wash hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. • Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed cups/utensils or cell phones. • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or “catch your cold in your elbow” when you cough or sneeze. • Do not send children to school if they are sick! • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without using fever-reducing drugs. • Check with your doctor about getting yourself and your children vaccinated for seasonal (regular) flu and H1N1 flu. Please visit the PUSD website at www.powayusd.com for further information about H1N1. For more information, you may also go to www.flu. gov or call County of San Diego Public Health Services at 619-692-8661.

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on your doorstep Community Programs 4S Ranch Boys & Girls Club Programs Strength and Agility Training The Boys & Girls Club at 4S Ranch has started a new youth sports training and agility class through Velocity Sports. Develop your athletic potential by learning how to jump higher, move quicker, and run faster with Velocity’s certified speed and conditioning coaches. The program is for young athletes ages 8 to 14.  It runs every month on Tuesday with 2 different sessions for 2 different age groups. Ages 8 – 11 meet from 3:30 to 4:15 pm and ages 12-14 meet from 4:15 to 5 pm. Classes are held in the gym and cost is $50 per month.

Dance Program Classes are on Tuesdays and are currently ongoing: 2:00-2:30        2-4 years        Beginning Dance Movement 2:30-3:00        3-4 years        Ballet 3:00-3:30        3-4 years        Tap 3:30-4:00        5-7 years        Tap 4:40-4:30        5-7 years        Ballet 4:30-5:00        All Ages        Musical Theater 5:00-5:30        All Ages        Cheer/Cheer Dance 1-Class      $35/month 2-Classes    $65/month For more information on these programs and more, contact the Boys & Girls Club: 4S RANCH BRANCH at 16118 4S Ranch Parkway, 858-676-2230. Site Supervisor: Jack T. Nguyen.

San Diego Parks & Rec Programs At 4S Ranch Men’s Basketball The County of San Diego is offering B and C divisions. Come enjoy one of the best facilities for basketball in the County. Bring your “A” game and see how you match up against the competition. Fee: $425 per team + $24 per game ref fee

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park (Gymnasium)

When: Tuesday, League begins November 17, Games: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm Sunday, League begins December 6, Games: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm

Youth Sports Leagues Youth Roller Hockey League/Clinics The County of San Diego is offering one of the few youth roller hockey leagues in the area. Come out and enjoy great games and clinics at a very affordable price. Fee: $25 per player per team

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park (Roller Rink) Age: 6-17 years old

When: Saturday, League begins January 9, Games: 8:30 am – 1 pm

Adult & Youth Fitness Classes Tennis This class is intended to introduce the basic fundamentals beginning with the forehand, backhand, and volley. Class maximum 6 players. Instructor: Dan Irvine Age: 6 years and up

Fee: $120/8 classes or $70/4 classes Age: 10 years and older

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 3:30-4:30 pm (Youth – Beginner: ages 6 – 9)

4:30-5:30 pm (Youth – Intermediate: ages 8 – 12)

6:30-7:30 pm (Adult – Beginner)

5:30-6:30 pm (Youth – Advanced: ages 10 – 15)

For more information, contact Daniel Trautner, Recreation Supervisor, 858-673-3900 or daniel.trautner@sdcounty.ca.gov.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS November 1 – RB Fall Festival at 4S Ranch, 10 am to 4 pm, 858-4871767 or email events@sdncc.com. November 1 - 4 S Ranch Girls Softball Sign-ups at the RB Fall Festival & November 14 at Frozen Ropes 10710 Thornmint, 9 am – 2 pm. Visit www.4SRGSBL. com or email Michael Roberts at mikeroberts@4srgsbl.com. November 6 – Deadline to order a Christmas tree from Del Norte Wrestlers - order forms can be found on the Del Norte website at powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/ PUSDDNHS. November 7 - 8 - Harvest Wine Celebration, 800-801-9463, www. temeculawines.org. November 7 – San Diego Sockers Season Opener. Visit www.sandiegosockers.com for more information. November 7, Rummage Sale, Del Sur Elementary, 8am-12pm. Proceeds benefit DSE Foundation. contact delsurfoundation@yahoo. com. November 9 - 13 – Stone Ranch Elementary Scholastic Book Fair, visit http://www.powayusd.com/ pusdsres. November 11 -Library will be closed on Veterans Day. November 13 - Single Jewish Adults service. For further information, call the temple at 858-4511200 or contact Carol Gendel at membership@adatshalom.com. November 14 - The Edgar Winter Band. Poway Center for the Arts, 8 pm. Visit www.powayarts.org for ticket information. November 17 - RB Sunrise Rotarian Heather Dugdale (4S resident) will speak about the Boys & Girls Club at the Sunrise November meeting. For more information, visit www.rbsunrise.org. November 18 - 22 - San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival: 877808-WINE or visit www.worldofwineevents.com. November 26 - Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pine Hills Lodge: 760-765-1100 or www.pinehillslodge.com. November 29 - Julian Country Christmas and Tree Lighting: 760765-1857 or www.juliancountrychristmas.com. December 2 – “Divas, Designs & Desserts”, 6-10 pm, hosted by the 4S Ranch ~ Del Sur Community Foundation. For more details about the event or the Foundation, visit www.savvyinteriors.com/Divas, www.endow4sranchdelsur.org, or e-mail Susan Wintersteen at susan@savvyinteriors.com.

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Library will be closed on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11

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Special Classes for November

Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8 pm

Adult Classes baby & me yoga 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am – November 4 & 18. Registered instructor, Erin Noland, teaches easy yoga postures for tone and flexibility while entertaining babies 4 weeks to 1 year. baby & me fitness 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am – November 25. Personal trainer, Andrea, exercises with moms while entertaining babies 4 weeks to 1 year. spanish bilingual mexican loteria 1st Tuesday of the month at 4 pm – November 3. Family program. All ages welcome. citzenship class Every Monday at 6:30 pm. Open for all interested in taking citizenship tests. esl conversation café Every Tuesday at 8:30 am. Open for English learners interested in practicing English conversational skills.

thursdays - 10:30 am. toddler time. ages 1-2. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Seating is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to receive a ticket.

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Regular Story Times tuesdays - 10:30 am. - baby story time. Pre-walking babies only. Enjoy this oneon-one lapsit activity which introduces babies to stories and songs. Space is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hr early to receive a ticket. Wednesdays - 3:30 pm. after school story and craft. ages 5-8. Listen to stories, songs, and a craft. Seating is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to receive a ticket.

bring your book to the table First Wednesday of the month at 6 pm – November 4. Adult Book Club for book lovers.

fridays - 10:30 am. Preschool story time. Ages 3-5. Enjoy songs, stories and fingerplays. Seating is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to receive a ticket spanish bilingual story time and craft. Second and 4th Mondays. Bilingual stories and crafts. All Ages Welcome. Theme: Back to school.

Teen teen book club – Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm. Third Wednesday of the month. Hang out and discuss cool books. Snacks provided. after school study center Every Monday at 3:30 pm & every Friday at 4 pm. High school students from RB High and Del Norte High help K-8 students with homework.

Legendary rocker Edgar Winter, renowned for hits “Frankenstein,” “Free Ride,” “Tobacco Road,” and “They Only Come Out at Night”, performs a high-voltage, multi-instrumental concert at the intimate Poway Center. His latest release, “Rebel Road,” featuring guest appearances by Slash, Clint Black and Johnny Winter, has been described as “a fresh and fiery burst of rock and roll magic.” Paula Cole Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8 pm

Singer/songwriter and Grammy-winner Paula Cole known for “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” comes to the intimate Poway Center for an evening of lush music and poetic lyrics. Her music has been featured as the theme for TV’s “Dawson Creek,” and on the soundtrack of the Meg Ryan-Nicholas Cage film “City of Angels.” For ticket information, visit www.powayarts.org or call 858748-0505.

Temple Adat Shalom of Poway Welcomes Single Jewish Adults Temple Adat Shalom of Poway invites single Jewish Adults of all ages to join them on the second Friday night of the month at their monthly service welcoming singles to our community. Services start at 7 pm and the temple is located at 15905 Pomerado Rd., Poway. This Singles service is an ongoing event at Temple Adat Shalom. For further information, call the temple at 858-451-1200 or contact Carol Gendel at membership@adatshalom.com.

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on your doorstep San Diego Sockers Season Opener, November 7 The San Diego Sockers are the team with the most wins in professional indoor soccer – and one of the most successful franchises in any sport, world-wide. The San Diego Sockers have won 10 indoor soccer championships since their beginning in 1974. Throughout their history, the team has been part of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and the Major Indoor Soccer League. The 2009-2010 team will play at the multi-million dollar renovated Del Mar Arena under the leadership of head coach and former player, Phil Salvagio, and owners David Pike and Carl Savoia. The new arena is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar.

Local San Diego Business Helping More Kids Attend College National College Funding Strategies (NCFS) of San Diego is making a big impact on local families. They offer free workshops and consultation services to the parents of college-bound students throughout San Diego County. NCFS has Certified College Planning Specialists that cover issues related to loan programs, grants, scholarships, negotiations and leveraging, admission strategies, taxes and other means of financial strategies all designed to do one thing: reduce the out-of-pocket cost of college.

Plan on being part of the excitement; see the November home game schedule below and visit www.sandiegosockers.com for more information about the team and the extended schedule.

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Saturday, November 7: 6:15 pm - SD Sockers vs Stars of Mexico

Rancho Family YMCA Offers “Something For Everyone”

Saturday, November 20: 6:15 pm - SD Sockers vs Stockton Cougars Saturday, November 21: 6:15 pm - SD Sockers vs Las Vegas Knights

Griffin Ace Hardware Celebrates Third Anniversary Griffin Ace Hardware is celebrating its third anniversary this month. Located in the 4S Commons Shopping Center in 4S Ranch, the store is owned and operated by Bill and Sharon Griffin and their daughters, who also own stores in Carmel Valley and Orange County. “We’ve seen a lot of growth in this community in the past three years,” stated Griffin. “We appreciate the support of the community since our store’s opening and we’re looking forward to helping customers with their home maintenance and improvement needs in the years to come.” The 12,500 square-foot store is packed with thousands of essential products and supplies, including some of the most respected brand names and best-selling items in the home improvement marketplace such as Benjamin Moore paint. The store offers an extensive housewares and home décor department, outdoor living and seasonal collections, an expanded selection of cleaning supplies as well as paint, lawn and garden, hardware, electrical, plumbing and automotive products. Griffin Ace Hardware is located at 10511 4S Commons Drive in the 4S Commons Shopping Center. For more information, visit the store’s website at www.griffinace.com or call 858-385-1801. Store Hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 am – 8 pm and 9 am – 7 pm on Sunday.

With youth, adult and family memberships and activities available, there truly is “Something for Everybody” at the Rancho Family YMCA. The Adventure Guides/Trailblazers program (a father-child program) and the “Laugh & Learn” preschool program are among the many fun-filled programs, services and activities that the Rancho Family YMCA offers including a huge variety of toddler and preschool programs such as Gymventures, Pee Wee sports such as soccer, basketball, T-ball, and parent-child swim lessons for ages 6 months and up. Please visit www.rancho.ymca.org, call 858-4848788 or stop on by for a visit at 9410 Fairgrove Lane, San Diego, 92126. DO YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE OR KNOW SOMEONE THAT HAS PAIN, UNKNOWN CONDITION OR UNEXPLAINED DIAGNOSIS? IS THIS YOU? Have you been told that you are fine? There isn’t anything wrong with you? Are you tired of hearing the same thing over and over again? Tired of having medical doctors tell you that you are fine or that this is just the way your body reacts? RB Alternative Health has a solution and answers to your UNANSWERED questions. We offer a science-based approach to nutritional healthcare. How do we know our recommendations will work for you? What makes us different from other nutritionists, medical doctors, and other health specialist? We TEST and then RETEST to determine your progress. We use a combination of known therapies to increase your immune system, neurological system, metabolism, and over all health. We use various therapies to help your over all health: Oxygen Therapy • Spinal Decompression Laser Therapy • Science Based Blood Analysis Vibration Exercise • Therapy • Sound Therapy Neurodiagnostic Testing

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on your doorstep tribute to two district 31 leaders As most of you know, 4S Ranch Little League is one of 14 Leagues that make up District 31 in San Diego County. Without the support of the District 31 Board members and volunteers, we would not have the great Little League we have in our community. Our own 4S Board members put in countless hours behind the scenes to make our League fun for our community. However, these hours pale in comparison to the time and commitment that several of the D31 staff contribute. Two of these tireless volunteers are Mark and Linda Bernstein. Mark is the D31 Umpire-in-Chief, and his wife, Linda, is the D31 Secretary. Even though their kids are long gone from Little League, they still dedicate countless hours to ensure that our League has all of the support it needs to operate. In addition to all of the work they do for Little League, this year, Mark and Linda are giving their time and effort to raise money for Breast Cancer Research by participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk. The 3 Day will take place in San Diego on November 20- 22. Participants will walk 60 miles over those 3 days. Mark and Linda are both cancer survivors, and are eager to share their message in the hope that they can help others overcome this disease. If you can help support them in their journey, visit www.the3day.org, click on “Donate” and search for their names. We truly appreciate the support they have given 4S Ranch Little League, and hope that 4S can push them over the top in their fundraising efforts for this great cause. To make a donation, visit www.the3day.org/site/TR/Walk/SanDiegoEvent 2009?px=1032964&pg=personal&fr_id=1298

moser Orthodontics 2ND ANNuAL CANDY buY bACk eVeNT Moser Orthodontics will help the community and our patients avoid injury to their teeth and braces by buying back Halloween candy! Dr. Moser will give CASH for CANDY, paying a dollar for each pound of candy surrendered! Candy can be brought to their booth at the Rancho Bernardo Festival in 4S Ranch on Sunday, November 1 from 10 am to 4 pm or to the Moser Orthodontics office from Monday, November 2 until Friday, November 6 from 9 am until 4 pm. She will then match the total amount paid out, dollar for dollar, donating the proceeds back to the children’s school. For details, call 858756-6878. The office is located at located at 14701 Via Bettona, Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92127. www.MoserOrthodontics.com

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school news Stone Ranch Elementary

Oak Valley Middle School

Parent Teacher Conference Week

Choice Program

Make sure you’ve noted that the week of Parent Teacher Conferences (November 16 – 20) will have reduced school days so teachers can meet with parents. Students should arrive at school at 8:45 am and school will be dismissed after lunch at 12:30 pm for these 5 days. These are still very important instructional days – so please do not plan to take day off during this week.

OVMS Choice Program is a free after-school program that is geared towards helping students make smart choices. Activities include sports, games, homework help, leadership, web designing, media advocacy, crafts, etc. and will be in the Falcon Center Rm. 406 from 3:05-5:05 pm, Monday through Friday. Parent permission is required. Please contact: Student Services Specialist Sandy Stromberg at 858-487-7293 x6406 or sstromberg@powayusd.com.

ALL ABOARD for Destination Book Fair! The Stone Ranch Elementary PTA is proud to present the 2009 Scholastic Book Fair. Our theme this year is “Destination Book Fair, Read Around the World!” Book Fairs build an enthusiasm for reading that goes hand in hand with reading instruction and performance. Did you know that half of book fair sales go right back to our school providing the necessary literary resources for our classrooms and library? This exciting event is scheduled the week of November 9 – 13. Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair on their classroom scheduled day. In addition to classroom visits, there will be special events planned for before and after school shopping! Monday, November 9, 5:30 – 8:00 pm: Bedtime Story with Mrs. Venolia Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and have some treats while enjoying a bedtime story with Mrs. Venolia, Stone Ranch’s School Principal! You can also take advantage of late night shopping hours and get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Friday, November 13, 7 – 8 am: Shopping with Someone You Love Show off your love of reading by inviting a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or a friend to browse a large selection of fantastic books at great prices! Donuts and Coffee will be provided. For added convenience, the PTA will offer morning and afternoon shopping for parents from 7:30 – 8:00 am and 2:30 – 3:00 pm. Save all of your loose change and drop it off with of our ambassador of reading, “Eli the Elephant”! Stone Ranch will once again, participate in the One for Books Program during this year’s book fair. The week of the book fair, we will collect change to support this program. The change collected will be matched dollar for dollar for book credits for our school and Scholastic will match these funds with contributions to three National Non-Profit Organizations; Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc., National Center for Family Literacy and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Look for our ambassador of reading container during the book fair! Questions may be directed to Tammy Sauter at tjsauter@cox.net. Thank you for supporting Stone Ranch Elementary in providing the necessary literary resources for our classrooms and library!

Library News! We are happy to announce that the library is now open for business. Students are scheduled for weekly visits throughout the school year. We have lots of great books to share! Watch for the library’s welcome letter (your child’s teacher will be sending them out), that gives you an overview of our library program as well as information about accessing the library online catalog and the wonderful World Book Online from your home. We’d also like to encourage donations to the library anytime (hardback books or monetary); check out our Amazon Wish List on the library’s home page (htt://destiny.powayusd.com). And, if you’d like to help out in the library, let us know!

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PTSA BuxBack Program We have a great opportunity to raise money for our school that requires you to do nothing. A San Diego-based company called BuxBack (www.buxback.com) allows you to enroll for free and transform your existing credit/debit cards into automatic ‘savings cards’ when you buy from local participating merchants like Panera®, Brett’s BBQ® and Bruegger’s Bagels®. The monies earned can then be directly donated to OVMS PTSA. It’s that easy! Enroll TODAY at www.buxback.com.

Recycling Has Returned Recycling at the flagpole began on Tuesday, October 6 and will continue on the first Tuesday of every month. November 3 is the next recycling day for our school. Bring a large bag full of bottles or cans and receive a pass excusing you from a run during PE. Last year, our recycling program raised over $1,000 and was able to fund such activities as the art in the quad and the gardening club. Please continue to support recycling at Oak Valley. Go Green!

Credit Card Prepaid School Lunches The Food and Nutrition Department is pleased to introduce an exciting new service for school meal prepayments. Effective immediately, parents of students can log onto www.myLunchMoney.com and prepay for their child’s meals using their Visa or MasterCard.  The charge for this service is a flat fee of $1.95 per credit card transaction regardless of the amount paid.  Parents can also call a toll free number at 1-800-479-3531 to enroll by phone.  The online account allows parents to view their child’s balance and make payments any time of day.  Parents can also set up “one-time” or recurring prepayment transactions.  In a future upgrade, parents will be able to view their child’s meal purchases and spending history, set limits for meal purchases, and view nutritional content of their child’s meals.   Parents who need assistance should contact the company’s customer support team at 1-800-479-3531 or visit www.myLunchMoney.com. Parents may also contact the Food and Nutrition Department Supervisor, Christi Tulenko by calling 858-487-2939 x6173 or ctulenko@powayusd.com.

6th Grade Camp Roughly 400 6th graders packed their bags, towels and pillows and hopped on a bus to either Camp Cuyamaca or Camp Fox. There was nervousness in the air and there were some tears, but for the most part the 6th graders were excited about the adventure that lay ahead. Upon arrival, kids were assigned to cabins where they picked bunk beds and dropped off their belongings. Each day was filled with day hikes, night hikes, campfires, singing, stories and games. Several new activities were added, including rock climbing. The kids were able to put on harnesses and use belay equipment for an authentic rock climbing adventure! Five days flew by and suddenly it was time to go home. One sixth grader, Karli Renken, had this to say about the experience: “I loved it and for any future 6th grader, they should go!” www. backattheranch-online.c om


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school news Monterey Ridge School Helping Hands Committee

Playground Partners

The PTAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helping Hands Committee is looking for children and parents who would like to help others in our community. We will be discussing ways to help others and to involve our children in charitable projects. Please leave a message for Roxan in the PTA voicemail box at 858-4876887 x6123.

Playground partners is a PTA sponsored YMCA program which assists our parent volunteers in running structured sports, games, and activities for our students to help with conflict resolution, social learning, role modeling, and of course physical activity. Volunteers are needed for the program which runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the lunch period. Volunteers will be trained by the YMCA staff member who attends weekly. Join the excitement of Playground Partners and help our students have fun! If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact Karen at ghayes01@cox.net.

Butterfly Bucks Card ~ Support PTA Monterey Ridge is happy to provide another way to support our PTA programs and initiatives and to help you save money at the same time. This year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re offering a discount card for many local merchants. The cards cost only $10 and $5 from each card will go directly to support PTA programs. Order forms are available online at www.mrespta.org. If you have any questions, please leave a message for Julie at 858-487-6884 x6123.

Running Club Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off and running with Running Club. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll run, walk, or skip every Tuesday and Thursday morning (unless itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raining) between 8:30 and 8:50. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun way to get fit and a fantastic way to start your day! We have monthly incentives to encourage regular participation. In addition to ribbons, you can earn trinkets following monthly themes. Listen carefully at Friday Flag for more information. For safety reasons, please do not drop your child off before 8:30 am. Laps run before our volunteers arrive can not be counted.

International Fall Festival Successful The International Fall Festival offered a wide spread of entertainment and goodies for everyone. There was music, pie eating contests, cake walks, airbrush tattoos and more.  It was another successful event and Monterey Ridge Elementary School would like to thank:  Wells Fargo, Ralphs, 4S USSD Karate, Parklane Jewelry, Floaties, Financial Freedom, Zija Intl, Gyminny Kids, RE/MAX, Starbucks, Moser Orthodontics and 4S Ranch Library for their generous donations.

Ice Cream Sales Join us every Wednesday after school for a treat. Ice Cream is $1 and the profits help support PTA programs. Coupon books can be purchased ~ 10 coupons for $7.50. Leave a message for Mary in the PTA voicemail box at 858-487-6887 x6123.

PTA Tax Help Wanted Calling all accountants! Do you have tax preparation skills? If so, Monterey Ridge PTA needs your help. We are looking for someone to complete a 990EZ tax form for the Monterey Ridge PTA, a 501(c) organization. A small contribution of your time would really help our school. Please contact Kathy Gunther at kathyg@san.rr.com for more information.

We would also like to thank MRES parents for donating baked goodies in our cake walk games and for all our wonderful volunteers!

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school news Del Norte High School Girls Tennis Team First to Record a Win for Del Norte! Coach Brandon Sieh is quite proud of his girls tennis team. Not only are they crushing the competition, they were the first team to record a win for Del Norte. Coach Sieh lives and works in the community, but is originally from Seattle. He recognizes that there is a lot of tennis talent in the community and is looking forward to developing the team in years to come. Currently, there are 19 players on the team. Only the top 9 get to play in matches, but everyone plays quite a bit at practice during the week so the girls are constantly “fighting” to win a spot in the top 9. Currently, the top players on the team are Kylie Haviland, Yolanda Pham, and Casey Schroder. GO NIGHTHAWKS!

Student Pick Up and Drop Off We have a lot of pedestrian traffic at the start and end of the day. Please watch your speed entering and exiting the campus. If you’re picking up or dropping off a student either before or after school, you must be parked along the white curb at the front of the school or parked in the student parking lot to the north. The south lot - near the stadium - is for staff only. (Parents of athletes, you can park in the staff lot before 7:45 am and after 3:45 pm; however, there is no in-and-out traffic allowed from 7:45-8:10 am or from 3:15-3:45 pm.) Please do not attempt to pick up or drop off students out in the street or driveway or to park in red zones or fire lanes.

Del Norte Water Polo Coach Nick Naiman has big dreams for the Del Norte Aquatics Program. The boys water polo team has already made an impression as a strong force in North County. Currently, the team has a respectable 3 – 3 record. They play in the Valley League, but also played in the Coronado Invite during the month of October. (Press dates precluded us from printing the results during this issue.) Come out and support them as they finish their season. The final two games will take place on Wednesday, November 4, Ramona, Del Norte HS Pool, 4 pm, JV/Nov and Friday, November 6, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Carmel HS Pool, 3:15 pm JV/Nov. The girls’ pre-season training has started and their competitive debut will begin on November 16. The Del Norte Aquatic Center has 14, 25-yard lanes, which are currently being used by the Poway Valley Water Polo Club and Pacific Swim, as well as Del Norte High Athletics and Exercise Nutritional Science classes. Coach Naiman envisions having junior and adult water polo leagues as well as youth swimming and aquatics. For more information, contact Nick Naiman at nnaiman@powayusd. com or visit delnortenights.com.

Del Sur Elementary School Greetings Del Sur Explorers!

Rummage Sale

Message from Principal Doug Johnson

Del Sur Elementary Educational Foundation will be having their Inaugural Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 7 at the Del Sur Elementary School MPR from 8 am to 12 pm; early entry at 7:30 am for a $10 fee. The Dad’s Club will also be selling coffee and donuts/bagels during the event. All proceeds will go to the DSE Foundation. Remaining items will be given to local charities. Please join us on our first Rummage Sale and help support the DSE Foundation! Contact Laura at delsurfoundation@yahoo.com.

Thanks to the efforts of our Foundation, grants, and Title One money, our students will have access to three educational software programs that will augment their academic success. Our primary students will be working with the Lexia program. Students using Lexia are provided with explicit, systematic and structured practice in phonological awareness and phonics skills which support gains in reading fluency and comprehension. Our students can access this program both at school and at home. All students in kindergarten through fifth grade have access to Accelerated Reader. This is a program where students can check their comprehension on their independent reading books. This program can only be accessed from school. Finally, we are excited to report that our second through fifth grade students will have access to Compass Learning in the area of English Language Arts. This program provides students with extra practice and enrichment in language arts based on their RIT score as gleaned from our Measure of Academic Performance – MAP. These three programs have a proven success rate with students. Parents, please encourage your child to work with these programs on a regular basis. Our teachers will provide information to all of you concerning how to access these programs. Additionally, our school is going to support student access to these programs by opening our computer lab in the morning before school. Our computer lab will be open from 7:30 to 8:25 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Thanks for your continual support of our endeavors. Together, we will provide an optimal educational experience for each of our students at Del Sur.

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Valuable Volunteers What a great way to start the year! It is wonderful to see so many of you willing to help make a difference at DSE! The district is getting all the volunteers cleared and the TB tests logged so if you are interested in working in your child’s class and helping out at events, you are able to do so. If you would like to volunteer, but have not submitted your Megan’s Law form or gotten your TB Test, please see our website at www.delsurpta.com, download the forms needed and drop them off at the DSE office. For more information, email: linda_stahl@sbcglobal.net.

Del Sur Educational Foundation DSEF is a California non-profit Public Benefit Corporation. The main focus is to raise funding for enhancing and expanding our children’s education in preparation for the 21st Century. The DSEF is responsible for funding the higher costs associated with being a technologically progressive school, while also supporting the school’s mission. We have several exciting events to announce: Rummage Sale, Golf Scramble/Auction – March 2010, and the 5K run in June 2010! We are the leader in technologically advanced schools – so please, join us and be a part of our children’s future! For more information contact: Laura Taylor –joelaurataylor@yahoo.com. www. backattheranch-online.c om


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s the holiday season descends upon us, many families will be inundated with visitors. Whether it’s close family, extended relatives or longtime friends passing through, there are ways to make changes in your home to accommodate the extra inhabitants with ease.

Perhaps the best way to tame the upcoming upheaval is to determine which areas your guests will frequent most. That way, there’s time to carve out some space for them. Common areas would be the kitchen, guest bed and bath rooms, and living or family areas. Closet clearing is a top priority; not only are jackets and coats bulkier at this time of year, but it’s better to have some air circulating for your clothes anyway, since this makes them last longer. Entrances will require some freed up inches to account for extra sets of shoes and bags. If you have a little space and some time, consider devoting one cabinet for a complete dining setup – everything from plates to bowls to juice tumblers. That way dad doesn’t have to play a guessing game whenever he wants a drink, and if sis decides to wash her own dishes, she knows where they go back. This is an especially good sanity-saving solution for longer stays. If you’re the type to get mildly annoyed when things are returned to a different location despite the best of intentions, thus making it impossible for you to use your own kitchen, consider it. There’ll be less family friction! Having company is an opportunity for you to live a slightly more gourmet lifestyle. (Keep your budget on track by taking a few minutes each week to browse sales at the supermarket and home stores for festive items.) If the relatives are old enough, bring out the fancier tablecloths and placemats. Upgrade your coffee, tea and drinks. Store more interesting hors d’oeuvres in the freezer. Stash exotic jams and jellies in the pantry. Make the preparation of homemade cookies or a turkey dinner a reason to congregate and share the effort. Guests are, for the most part, only too happy to help – especially when there’s a delicious end to things. In the spare bedroom, prepare for an anticipated arrival with a bin stocked with basics any vacationer can use (although they may bring their own preferred brands). Toiletries, disposable toothbrushes and razors, a hair dryer and a travel nail kit are essentials. Luxe things up with room spray, aromatic diffusers or a scented candle. Have bottled water or a filled carafe on the bedside table. If fresh cut blooms won’t last the length of their visit, a trio of bright green bamboo shoots can be a low-maintenance alternative for a flower arrangement.

Create an engaging environment in the family room with an assortment of books and magazines that will appeal to the interests of guests both young and old. Have age appropriate toys, from stuffed animals to gaming systems, making sure that you have a deck of cards and some board games to encourage unplugged conversation. Add some local maps and guidebooks on San Diego that cater to specific tastes, from nature trails to the bar scene. This information can be placed in a decorative keepsake folder that guests can peruse at their leisure, and take home with them when the time comes for them to take their leave. One uncommon touch you can provide to make a visit extra special can be a “Welcome” sign. Enlist the kids to create a big greeting on oversized cardboard; great for those families that only get to see the grandparents a few times a year. Even adults can use a small portable chalk or white board to write down a salutation, and have it near a bottle of sparkling wine to toast a new arrival. It’s a small bit of ceremony that kicks off festivities in a distinctive way. But all good things, sadly, must end at some point. Present your visitors with a gift bag to take away with them. This doesn’t have to be a storebought solution; something that has been made or baked will have special meaning as well. It’s merely a simple yet thoughtful way to end the stay on a warm note. And when they head back to reality, it will be a fond remembrance from you to your guests of time well spent.

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s we wander through the aisles of department stores, warehouse stores and gaze at all of the possibilities for gift giving, the choices can be confusing and overwhelming.

Gift Certificate for a gym membership, or personal trainer consultation. Proper guidance by a trained fitness professional can help you or a loved one find what exercises work best for you and your individual goals. I often refer to a physical therapist as well, if there are medical or orthopedic problems present, to minimize risk of injury or excessive stress on the joints. Exercise is also a wonderful way to manage stress during the holidays as well as throughout the year.

Because so many of us are also concerned about managing health conditions and watching our weight, why not consider thoughtful and useful gifts that may help those that we love (including ourselves!) improve their health and well being throughout the year? I’d like to recommend some ideas for holiday presents that would delight most anyone, and additionally, are guilt-free! Gift certificate for high quality shoes. When your feet feel good, you want to walk more, which leads to better fitness. If foot problems are present, high quality, properly fitted shoes can enhance mobility and reduce risks of further injury. Foot Solutions and the Comfort Shoe Center are both local stores that provide these products. Healthy cookbooks: Cookbooks from the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the American Dietetics Association are all wonderful resources of both nutrition information, as well as great recipes. Cooking Light magazine also publishes an annual cookbook that is beautifully illustrated with wonderful recipes.

A pedometer. This fun and useful gadget is a wonderful way to track your activity level throughout the day. They are available in sporting goods stores and can motivate you to walk more to meet your fitness goals. Fruit basket or a fruit-of- the month club gift. This encourages healthy eating by providing nutritious foods right to our door! A consultation with a registered dietitian along with personalized meal planning, taking into account food preferences, busy schedules, and medical conditions can save a great deal of time and money, and help reduce risk of and/or manage diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. This service is called medical nutrition therapy, and in some cases may be covered by insurance. Janice baker, RD,CDe / Dennis mamaril, mD Internal medicine, Centre for Healthcare, www.pph.org

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Community involvement of all ages is critical to improve education and strengthen our neighborhoods. both are important topics not only to adults, but naturally for our youth. Political involvement is essential in creating strong communities. Your children might wish to become involved in a Young Democrats or Young Republicans group. Girl Scouts and boy Scouts provide a structured and universal outreach and education for all youth. Or, if they are passionate about a particular subject, there are numerous ways in which you can explore activities that will promote increased quality of life. Through shared commitment and knowledge, we can build and sustain communities together. Just lending a helping hand when it’s needed, will make a positive difference where we live, work and play.

The holiday season brings many teaching opportunities. There are a number of ways you can help children develop a sense of gratitude. First, always lead by example. If your children don’t see you doing it, they won’t maintain your direction. Recently, it has become popular for many adults to maintain “gratitude journals”. This is a good practice for youth to do as well. Another idea is purposefully going without something. That will help your children not to take things for granted. One of the most important elements in teaching gratitude is sharing with your children not to focus on just material possessions when expressing their appreciation, but include things such as when someone holds the door open, the fact that they have a family, and that their neighborhood is clean and safe. Once you all start looking for items to be grateful for, you can turn it into a family game and a daily habit.

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Goodrich Financial Group, Llc John R. Goodrich, CFP® Managing Director. Professional Retirement Planning, Asset Management and Financial Planning. Tel: 858-485-7200 / 800-878-0766. 16835 W. Bernardo Dr., Ste 202, San Diego, CA 92127. www.goodrichfg.com, john@goodrichfg.com

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Insurance Farmers Insurance Leonard B. Hom, Insurance & Financial Services Agent. Area specialist and resident. Call 858-354-7850, email leonard@farmersinsurance.com. License #0F05530.

Home & Garden PEST CONTROL Insect & Rodent Solutions Strategic Treatments & Solutions for Termites, Ants, Rats, Gophers, Bees, Etc. Gopher eradication in 10 min. Neighborhood Termite & Pest Specialists. Call 888-319-PEST (7378) or visit www.sandiegopestcontrol.com

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Property Management Property Management Need a professional manager to rent and maintain your investment home? Call San Diego Rental Properties 858-243-1435. Low flat fees. No mark-ups. No surprises. www.SDRentalProperties.com.

Real Estate Services An Das - Century 21 Buy, Sell, Rent - Homes. Get daily loan rates, free home evaluation and Comparative Market Analysis. Call An at 858-722-3163 or email andas@ century21.com

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Voak Homes Your satisfaction guaranteed or our commission refunded. 888-311-6311. www. Our4S.com or www.voakhomes.com

Spiritual Temple Adat Shalom A reform congregation serving North County Inland. Preschool & Religious School, Adult Education, Sisterhood, Men’s Club. Rabbi ~ David Castiglione, Cantor ~ Lori Wilinsky Frank, President ~ Howard Levin. 15905 Pomerado Road, 858-451-1200, www.adatshalom.com.

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Sharing Recipes Sharing recipes is a great way for us as a community to connect with each other and to have fun trying new foods with our families. If you have a recipe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share, send it to editor@fountain-inc.com. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun one to try this month:

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business spotlight RB Courtyard – Alan Yaghdjian (858) 673-5687. www.RBCourtyard.com The RB Courtyard Office Complex is a local, familyowned property which far exceeds any preconceived notions of what a multi-tenant facility should look or operate like. Mr. Alan Yaghdjian is the proud owner who just last month celebrated 15 years of spectacular success. Mr. Yaghdjian’s story is one of perseverance, determination and just plain hard work. He migrated to the US from Egypt as a young 18 year old with dreams and ambitions. He put himself though college, graduated and became quite the real estate entrepreneur. He began in residential, but quickly moved on to commercial real estate which is how he found himself faced with the opportunity to purchase the RB Courtyard property. The property was originally built as the Oak Industries Headquarters, but was converted to multi-tenant in the early 90s. Mr. Yaghdjian saw the infinite potential of the building and purchased it shortly thereafter. Already an architecturally stunning facility, Mr. Yaghdjian has since molded and shaped the complex into a reflection of his own visions. It is truly a family-owned and operated property. Husband and Dad, Alan, is a well respected businessman with only your best interests in mind. Daughters Mary Ann and Joanne, both graduates of USC, assist in the management of the building. In a world where most commercial properties of this magnitude are owned by large corporations, this is no small undertaking by the Yaghdjian family. Neither do they treat it as such. Their tenants are their gems and they go out of their way to provide over-the-top, first rate service. Instead of sterile, impersonal relationships, tenants are treated as personal family friends. In fact, many are just that. Numerous tenants have had roots in the facility for over 20 years!

ethical treatment is second to none. The unique charm and stunning beauty of the complex is unprecedented and you have, as they say, location, location, location. The RB Courtyard has been a proud neighbor and contributing member of both the local and San Diego community. For more information, please visit www.RBCourtyard.com, call 858-673-5687 or stop by anytime for a tour to enjoy the ambiance!

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Whether you have been searching for a place to open your business, you are in need of more space, or you are tired of your current situation, you really should consider visiting RB Courtyard. The personalized, family-oriented, ethical treatment is second to none.

The Spanish-style courtyard complex has interior spaces which boast solid wood beams, hardwood flooring, dramatic lobbies, and hand-painted tner in the Begin Anywhere Program tiles. Here. The Go offices are all complimented and surrounded by lush landscaping ww.beginheregoanywhere.com and centered with a soothing courtyard fountain. They have eight orange trees on site from which the Yaghdjian family generously shares bags of oranges with all their tenants. There’s even an extended duck family who have come to realize how special the place is - they have a yearly migration every spring. All tenants know to watch out for mama ducks and little ducklings during the migration period. RB Courtyard offers space from 200 square feet to 20,000 square feet. If the size or layout you are looking for is not available, they do have waiting lists, which they maintain with great care. The complex offers full-time, on site maintenance. The maintenance supervisors, Chris and Rafael, have been with Mr. Yaghdjian for 15 and 12 years respectively and are on a first name basis with all the tenants. The complex currently houses an online music company, attorneys, CPAs, psychologists and financial planners to name a few. You are in good company with whatever business you are operating. Whether you have been searching for a place to open your business, you are in need of more space, or you are tired of your current situation, you really should consider visiting RB Courtyard. The personalized, family-oriented, pag e 2 2 : ba ck a t th e ra nch

We Are A Character Counts Gold Medal Children’s Activity Center Celebrating 22 years of Serving area Families.

GREAT FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

Day Camps

November 11, 23, 24 & 25

9:30-12:30 or 1-4 or 9:30-4. Early drop at 8:30 and/or late pick-up at 5:00 also available. Sibling & quantity discounts apply. Camps include lots of gymnastics, an arts and crafts break, and snacks & juice.

Fantastic Fridays 12:30-3pm. 2-6yr olds that are potty trained. Drop-off. Siblng & Quantity discounts. Call for more information. 17022 Camino San Bernardo San Diego, CA 92127 1-800-GYMINNY www.gyminnykids.com

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