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Vol. 102, Issue 1 • January 2, 2014


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Parks & Beaches OKs first Children’s Pool project expenditures

Cheers to a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous 2014!


Estate home plans approved for former Copley land, A4

La Jollan has a New Year challenge for others, A6

Centenarian Bill Gibbs shares his history in aviation, B1

By Ashley Mackin The La Jolla Parks and Beaches community advisory committee held a special meeting Dec. 23 to discuss plans for the Children’s Pool Walk beautification project and get updates on related money matters. With just over $250,000 in the bank — thanks largely to a $200,000 donation from La Jolla resident Tom Morgan — the board needed to approve spending some of that money on the services of design architect Jim Neri. Neri designed the planned renovations — which include widening of the Children’s Pool walkway, adding an overlook to the gazebo, building new seating and replacing old planters with new ones to cover crumbling walls — at a cost of approximately $250,000. He is currently seeking contractors to do the work. Through a statement read by LJP&B member Phyllis Minick, Neri requested the board approve “$51,311 in additional fees for the design development, engineering, construction documents, plan processing, permit fees, BID administration and construction services, as submitted See Children’s Pool Project, A17

Planning Commission rejects seasonal beach closure, opts for shared-use policy By Pat Sherman The San Diego Planning Commission rejected a proposal last month to close Children’s Pool (aka Casa Beach) entirely during the harbor seals’ pupping season (Dec. 15-May 15) by a vote of 4-3 — a reversal of its 4-2 vote in September to recommend that the city council approve the closure. In September and again last month, planning commissioners were asked to SEAL WATCH consider revisions to the La Jolla Community Plan and Local Coastal Program that would allow for the closure. The proposal before the commission in September involved establishing Children’s Pool as an Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (ESHA). However, in an Oct. 25 memo, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) — which must issue a coastal development permit for the closure — said it favors closure, but not the formation of a restrictive ESHA to do so. Instead, the CCC said it prefers using Provision 30230 of the California Coastal Act, which deals with the maintenance of marine resources.

Crews work the morning of Dec. 31, 2013 to install a gate in the fence at La Jolla Cove and establish a path leading down to the bluffs so people can access the area now chiefly filled with sea lions. Ashley Mackin

Gate Goes In

City creates access to Cove cliffs n Business owners sue city over wildlife odor

the fence blocked the most direct access from Coast Boulevard. On Dec. 20, San Diego Park and Recreation workers cleared brush behind By Pat Sherman the fence, adjacent a path leading to the ollowing months of pressure from bluffs. Cautionary signs along the fence residents and business owners, on that read: Unstable Cliffs/Stay Back/No Dec. 31 the City of San Diego Public Access were altered to cover up installed a gate in the fence above La the statement “No Public Access.” Jolla Cove to make it easier for people to “The community has made it clear walk down onto the bluffs. that they want access to A group of La Jollans those cliffs and that they have been urging the city think that access could n See public reaction to re-establish human alleviate or solve this to the gate access, A11 access to the cliffs as a problem. We’re giving deterrent to sea lions and them access with this,” n Share your opinion cormorants gathering and said Alex Roth, a through our online poll defecating there, believed spokesperson for the at to be the source of the foul office of interim San odor that has besieged the Village in Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. “We want to recent years. They argue that there were solve this problem. We’re as concerned no sea lions and few birds on the bluffs as everyone in La Jolla is about this when people were able to easily access situation.” them from Coast Boulevard (before the Roth said city signs along the Cove fence was installed more than a decade fence make it clear that people who ago as a safety precaution). choose to walk along the cliffs do so at The San Diego City Attorney’s office their own risk, just as do people who issued a legal opinion on the gate walk along unfenced ocean bluffs at installation in November, which was Sunset Cliffs and other spots along the sent to city staff and the mayor’s office. San Diego County coastline. The city says it has always been legal for people to walk along the cliffs, though See Cove Gate, A22



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Artist rendering of a 25,000-square-foot estate home proposed for The Reserve, off Country Club Drive at Romero Drive (based on design guidelines established for the project). Alcorn & Benton Architects

Artist rendering of a 5,000-square-foot home proposed for The Reserve, off Country Club Drive at Encelia Drive. As a concession to residents of the adjacent La Jolla Summit community, the home was tucked into the hillside and its height reduced by five feet.

Copley Press property is closer to sale, development including a reduction in the buildings’ height, chimney size and location on the property. The project includes the sale of two parcels to be developed as estate homes, each accompanied by strict design guidelines specifying everything from the type of fencing and driveways, to the homes’ height, and the height and type of trees allowed. The project requires site, coastal and project development permits, as well as a vesting tentative map for a home of 5,000 square feet and another of 25,000 square feet (the latter of which may include a guest house or pool house).

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Development Permit Review Committee The city requires the buyers to record a covenant of easement that will set aside 75 percent of the property (aka The Reserve) as open space. “Certain standards have to be met for maintenance and keeping invasive (plant) species out,” said project representative Greg

Shannon, with Sedona Pacific real estate. “Basically what the city’s done is say we want to preserve the habitat in its natural condition, but we want you private people to pay for it.” The covenant is enforceable by the city and agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “Basically, it’s a legal document,” Shannon said. “If we don’t comply, they take us to court.” Shannon said original plans included a trail system for residents and the public that would connect with La Jolla Country Club, though the city

nixed those plans. The site falls within several zones of the La Jolla Community Plan (each with their own restrictions), including: coastal overlay, coastal height, parking impact, brush management, very high fire hazard and earthquake fault buffer. Asked if the buyers could later subdivide the parcels, developing multiple, smaller homes, Shannon said they could, theoretically, though they could not disturb or develop any of the open space area. Dividing the parcels would require the property owners to return to community planning groups

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By Pat Sherman The final asset of the Copley Press — 25 ocean-view acres off Country Club Drive adjacent the late Copley publisher’s Fox Hill compound — is one step closer to being developed and sold. During its Dec. 10 meeting, the Development Permit Review (DPR) committee voted unanimously to approve the most recent design plans for the project. La Jolla-based Alcorn & Benton Architects, which first presented the plans to the DPR more than a year ago, made substantial changes to the project based on feedback from DPR members and residents, and the city for a new discretionary review and permits. “Why anyone would want to go through this process is a mystery,” Shannon said. To address drainage concerns, the project will include three bioretention basins that collect storm water and filter out silt, solids and some pollutants before releasing it into an adjacent canyon, where it will flow to a storm drain below. “The water in that storm drain eventually (flows) down to the beach,” Shannon said. Any driveways must be made with porous concrete, which allows water to flow into an underground stormwater detention system, where it is released into the bio-retention system for filtering. “That water is going back to the natural ravines where it always was,” Shannon said. “It’s just being controlled as to the velocity and solids in it.” Attorney Kevin Johnson, representing several property owners in the La Jolla Summit development (overlooking the The Reserve) requested that trees not be allowed to be taller than the building height, though DPR member Matthew Welsh said aesthetically, it is preferable that the tree tops be a foot or two higher than rooflines. Design guidelines call for the use of native

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trees such as Torrey pine, coastal live oak, toyon or sycamore. “We agree,” Shannon said. “This project is about being good stewards of the land and settling into the land, not stomping on the land. If we have kind of a uniform vegetation height, you’re almost forcing the landowner to go with an ornamental, non-native tree.” Johnson requested that a certification of compliance be required, to assure the buyers do not deviate from the design guidelines. “The level of detail and methodology for the survey that the city requires is something we’re concerned about,” he said. In the end, DPR member Mike Costello made the motion that findings could be made to approve permits for The Reserve, which was seconded by DPR member Bob Collins.

In other DPR news n Harbach Home: The DPR committee also unanimously approved revised plans for the Harbach residence at 5372 Calumet Ave. in Bird Rock. The property owners are seeking coastal and site development permits to demolish a one-story, single-family residence and construct a 4,757-square foot, twostory, five-bedroom home over a basement. The site is located on

Kane said, although adding that she agrees with the conclusion of the historic report. DPR member Phil Merten said the project is “quite similar to others along the street, and even a little more sensitive than the one next door that DPR approved a while back.”

Development Permit Review committee members unanimously approved plans to rebuild the Harbach residence, located on environmentally sensitive coastal land in Bird Rock. .2-acres of environmentally sensitive coastal lands in a parking overlay zone. DPR members requested the applicant provide a summary of the neighborhood character, an historic report for the existing home and a geologic report for the site. Though DPR Chair Paul Benton said there were some geological issues, a representative of Hayer Architecture said keeping the structure 25 feet from the coastal bluff was consistent with slope stability criteria and had been

approved by the city, as had the historic report. DPR member Diane Kane said she discussed neighborhood character issues with Don Schmidt of the La Jolla Historical Society’s preservation committee, who was familiar with Calumet Avenue. It includes post-war properties by master architect Thomas Shepherd on its east side. “It’s really a shame that the views have been blocked; the character of the street has changed quite a lot with development,”

n Special Meeting: The Reserve and Harbach Residence are on the consent agenda of the La Jolla Community Planning Association’s special meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. During the meeting, the association will discuss a mixeduse project proposed for 7610 Girard Ave., next to Vons grocery store. (DPR rejected the project in October, voting that the threestory building violates the La Jolla Planed District Ordinance, regardless of whether the structure’s height conforms to San Diego Municipal Code.) The planning association will also discuss a revised draft environmental impact report for the Hillel Jewish Student Center slated for land adjacent UC San Diego. u — The Development Permit Review Committee meets 4 p.m. the second and third Tuesdays of the month at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

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La Jollan’s Challenge:

Make 2014 a year to ‘accomplish difficult stuff’ n In memory of Lorraine Furze Halleman By Tony Richardson

“I love not man the less, but Nature more.” — Lord Byron


ecently, I was asked by a client, why I do the things that I do. He was referring to my athletic lifestyle, including the frequent, almost obsessive pursuit of extreme physical challenges. Most people don’t realize their true motivations in life, but my response came rather quickly: “Some aspire to money, power or fame, but for me, exploration and life experiences are an in-built drive I’ve had my whole life.” I like checking things off my “challenge list” and I’m not going to stop. I inherited this trait from my grandmother, an incredible woman with a pioneering spirit and total wanderlust mentality. She particularly relished nature-based adventure travel. By the time I reached age 21, she and I had trekked through the lush jungles of Colombia, navigated through the Panama Canal, and explored exotic islands in the Polynesian Triangle. An outdoorswoman way ahead of her time, she taught me to love accomplishing difficult stuff. It was she who introduced me to the majestic ruggedness of the high Sierras as a youngster skiing with her at Mammoth. I’ve appreciated the look and the feel of those mountains ever since — particularly how blue the sky was, so crystal blue it hurt the eyes with the reflection off the snow, how rough and intimidating the grey-white jagged rock formations rose to meet that blue sky. As a tribute to her, I decided to climb to the top of Mt. Whitney — the tallest mountain peak in the Sierras — and back in one day. (Not a small task with more than 22 miles of trail and over 7,000 feet of climbing to an altitude of 14,500 feet.) Since permits are more easily attainable after Nov. 1, a time of year notable for unpredictable weather conditions, this was turning into the most ambitious endurance effort of my life. With my partner in crime, who I consider the Sundance Kid to my Butch Cassidy, I got off to what is typically a late start from the Whitney Portal around 5:15 a.m. Most day hikers won’t attempt to summit from the Portal in one day, so we had the trail to ourselves in the cold dark of the morning. Eventually, the golden autumn sun rose on the high-chiseled spires and jagged slopes above. As it caste its long, warm shadows on the peaceful Trailside Meadow ahead, I knew then that the day would be unforgettable. The pace was quick but steady until the infamous 97 switchbacks. This section doesn’t get much sun, so the ice patches made the ascent even more treacherous in certain steep sections. We stopped to re-fuel and slip on micro-spikes since the footing was unstable, particularly at “The Cables” — a long, narrow ledge covered in snow with only a cable separating us from a 1,000 foot drop. One wrong move or foot plant and our tea party would be over. (Did I mention I also love the element of risk?)

Above: My grandmother Lorraine Furze Halleman, the adventurer. Right: In tribute to my grandmother, I climbed to the top of Mt. Whitney and back down in just one day, in November. Courtesy Photos

We safely passed through a narrow notch and climbed over the sharp edge of the summit ridge at Trail Crest, elevation 13,600 feet. It was as high as I’d ever been in my life. I paused to take in the view and wait for Sundance, who was too busy heaving her guts out at the top of the switchbacks, bless her heart. She was suffering from altitude sickness. The lungs and legs begin to burn at this point and all a person can do is suffer one step at a time. For what seemed like hundreds of miles, we trudged through stark, sharp, grayishbrown granite rock piles. It struck me that the landscape was as eerie as the moon. It’s too high up to support any form of plant or wildlife — heck the crows wouldn’t even fly up here to pick on our carcasses. From Trail Crest there is only another 900 feet of elevation gain to the summit, spread out over two-and-a-half steep uphill miles. I reached the summit at exactly 2 p.m. and it occurred to me that I was standing at the top of the country. I could see the majestic backdrop of the Sierras to the west side of Sequoia National Park to the very bottom of the country – Death Valley to the east. I felt really strong at the summit despite the altitude, which made it all the more rewarding. After taking the required pictures and chatting with some friendly folks with serious mountaineering gear at the summit hut, we knew we had to hustle and make our way back down to the 97 switchbacks before dark. Fighting fatigue from some 13 hours of strenuous hiking, more than halfway into the descent, disaster struck. Sundance’s headlamp died. Major inconvenience, but we made do with my headlamp lighting the way for us both. We still had eight miles and more than 5,000 feet to descend in the cold

and the dark when my headlamp went dead. The situation suddenly turned a bit more serious. We looked at each other in disbelief when we realized we didn’t bring extra batteries. Our options were to find shelter and wait for daylight or keep moving in the pitch black with the danger of getting completely lost. Spending the night hunkered down in the wilderness exposed us to the possibility of frostbite or becoming bear food, so we opted to keep moving with the dim light of a cell phone to light the way. The pace dropped to 51-minute-miles, and then 60. I began to feel like I often do at the end of a long endurance ride or run, with aching in my lower back and a dehydration headache. I stopped every so often to chew on snow, and let me tell you, snow never tasted so good. The trail was dark, steep, strewn with rocks, and the footing was so bad that my back muscles started to spasm in a way that made me walk crooked, which made for an even slower descent. It took us 18 long hours roundtrip to the summit and back to the Portal. We were exhausted but relieved that we made it safe and sound. The feeling of satisfaction was better than standing on any podium at any awards ceremony, and that includes Ironman Kona in 1985. I tell this “Mt. Whitney crooked back with cell phone light” story to 1) help inspire people to reach their fitness challenges, whatever they may be and 2) illustrate how amazingly resourceful you can be in critical situations. Despite everything I’ve witnessed as an athlete and trainer over the past 30 years with technical innovations increasing feats of human endurance, there are times when the basics still apply. How did the Native Americans navigate these mountains without Garmins, Power

Bars or flashlights? They relied on their spiritual connection with the Earth. How did we get down that mountain with minimal visibility and improper lighting? We relied on basic survival instincts and the sheer determination to complete the mission. Why do you do the things that you do? To accomplish long-held goals? To conquer demons? Or to brag about them? Whatever your motivation, start by compiling a lifetime experience to-do list and doing the challenging things on your list. Pick anything and go do it. Run a 5k, jump out of a plane, learn to juggle or face a lifelong fear. Find a passion that will fuel you to start your training. The activity doesn’t matter as long as it’s personal and meaningful. Struggle through, and know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Do it for you and transform yourself. In my case, climbing Mount Whitney was an homage to a loved one, a rich experience made even more memorable given the perils of the circumstances. Being that close to nature humbled and enlightened me — something my grandmother would have embraced. It reinvigorated my love for the wilderness, made me appreciate life even more for its thrilling moments, and most importantly, taught me to always bring extra batteries. u — Tony Richardson is the first grandson of Fred and Lorraine Halleman, La Jolla residents since 1949 and founders of the Bollweevil restaurants. He graduated from La Jolla High School in 1978, and as a professional triathlete during the beginning of the sport, ranked top 10 nationally and completed some 3,500 races. He is a nine-time Kona, Ironman World Champions finisher, a masters swim coach at La Jolla High School, trainer at La Jolla Sports Club, and a triathlon coach.

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Friday, Jan. 3 n La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting, 7:15 a.m. La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. or (858) 395-1222 n Computer Help Lab, 11 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657 or n Kiwanis Club of La Jolla meets, noon, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7155 Draper Ave. First three meetings free as a member’s guest, then $15. or (858) 945-2280.

Saturday, Jan. 4 n Seniors Computer Group, 9:30 a.m. Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Free for guests, $1 monthly membership. (858) 459-9065. n Artist’s reception, “Shake, rattle and roll,” 7 p.m. La Jolla Art Association, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso. (858) 459-1196.

Sunday, Jan. 5 n La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 6 n La Jolla Shores Merchant’s Association BID meets, 4 p.m. Papalulu’s Restaurant, 2168 Avenida De La Playa. david. n Raja Yoga class, guided by the Nataraja Yoga and Meditation Center, 4:30 p.m. Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Donations accepted. (858) 395-4033.

Tuesday, Jan. 7 n The Boardroom San Diego meets for those changing careers, 8 a.m. La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. Discussing the importance of networking. First three meetings free, then $25 three-month membership. RSVP required: (858) 522-0827 or n Docent-led tour, Exploration of Wolfstein Sculpture Park, 11 a.m. Scripps Memorial Hospital, 9888 Genesee Ave. (meet at the volunteer services office). Wear sun protection and comfortable shoes. (858) 626-6994. n Rotary Club of La Jolla, noon, Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. Lunch $30. (858) 459-1850. n Hatha Chair Yoga, 12:30 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 552-1657. n Bird Rock Community Council meets, 6 p.m. Various La Jolla businesses. n Community Balance Class, learn techniques to walk safely and maximize independence, 6 p.m. Ability Rehab, 737 Pearl St., Suite 108. Free MS Society members, $10 nonmembers. (858) 456-2114. n Toastmasters of La Jolla meets, 6:30 p.m. La Jolla Firehouse YMCA, 7877 Herschel Ave. Free for

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Wednesday, Jan. 8 n La Jolla Village Merchant’s Association meets, 8:30 a.m. The Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. n Social Service League of La Jolla meets, 10:30 a.m. Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Ave. SSL@ n Torrey Pines of La Jolla Rotary meets, 11:30 a.m. Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. or (858) 459-8912. n Tapping to the Stars, dance classes for women, 12:30 p.m. advanced; 1:30 p.m. beginner. La Jolla YMCA Firehouse, 7877 Herschel Ave. For pricing, e-mail n Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines meets, 5:30 p.m. Mimi’s Café, 10788 Westview Parkway. First two meetings free, then $15. n La Jolla Community Planning Association special meeting, 6 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. n Presentation, flood control system maintenance planned for fall and winter 2014, 6 p.m. Linda Vista Branch Library, 2160 Ulric St. n Travel Talk, Mark Anderson of Adventure Vacations, “Best of Italy,” Venice, Florence and Rome. 6 p.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $10. RSVP: (858) 459-1065. n La Jolla Shores Association meets, 6:30 p.m. Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Building T-29, 8840 Biological Grade. n American Cetacean Society meets, mission is to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats through public education, research and conservation.

7 p.m. Sumner Auditorium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, near Kennel Way and Paseo Grande.

Thursday, Jan. 9 n Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 9929449.· Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Gentle exercises for all ages and abilities. or (858)

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453-6719. n Pen to Paper writing group meets, noon, Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 552-1657. n La Jolla Town Council meets, 5 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. (858) 454-1444. n Sound-On Music Festival of Modern Music first day, 7:30 p.m. Athenaeum Music & Arts

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People view harbor seals at Children’s Pool Dec. 30. The planning commission rejected a plan last month that would close the beach to humans during the seals’ five-month pupping season (Dec. 15-May 15). Pat Sherman placed on the beach to separate humans and seals, which would be relocated seasonally (a method many deemed impractical). “Forget the (moveable) boulders,” Leek said, adding that Park and Recreation could help perfect the plan, which might involve “taking the (existing) guideline rope and turning it (vertically) … so that people know where they cannot go.” Under such a plan, Leek said, La Jolla’s local coastal program and community plan would not require amendments. Patrick Ahern, second vice-president of the La Jolla Community Planning Association (which voted against the closure in June 2013), requested that the planning commission allow more time to perfect the moveable barrier proposal. “There is a viable way to share the beach. I believe that, others believe that, the

lifeguards believe it,” Ahern said. King argued that when Ellen Browning Scripps donated the Children’s Pool’s and protective seawall in 1931 via a public trust, the trust stipulated that the public has an “absolute right to (beach) access for fishing and for recreational purposes. “That’s exactly why joint use was proposed in 2009, instead of amending it to just make it a marine mammal park,” King said. “The legislature has said that this amendment is prohibited.” King also argued that, under the city charter, dedicated park and recreation lands cannot be decommissioned without a public vote. Former Community Planning Association trustee Mike Costello told commissioners that the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of


The CCC memo stated that, although other coastal jurisdictions with seal rookeries or haul-out sites have formed ESHAs to protect pinnipeds, conditions at Children’s Pool are different, given the Children’s Pool’s “proximity to an intense urban setting, ease in accessibility… dedicated user groups and the city’s joint-use management strategy that has allowed people and seals to share the beach” for eight decades. Responding to the CCC memo, the city council postponed its Oct. 29 vote on the closure until the revised proposal could be returned to the planning commission for another review. The city’s Park and Recreation Department is seeking the pupping season closure based on observed harassment of harbor seals on the beach. “Current joint use is not appropriate to prevent the harassment and illegal interactions that have been happening,” city project manager Morris Dye said during the Dec. 12 planning commission hearing. However, attorney Bernie King, representing pro-beach access group, Friends of the Children’s Pool, said the harassment has been overstated. “If this was such a massive problem that we need to prohibit access to the beach, where … is one successful prosecution of someone harassing a seal?” King questioned. “It hasn’t happened, because this is an overreaction to a problem that does not exist.” Several commissioners expressed support for a plan to install a moveable barrier on the beach that would separate humans and seals, maintaining shared beach access yearround (with stronger penalties for those who harass seals). Speaking on behalf of that plan — first proposed by the San Diego Lifeguard Union — pro-beach access advocate John Leek said it would need to evolve from its initial concept, which called for boulders to be

Threatened Species lists harbor seals, of which there are about 30,000 at as many as 600 California haul-out sites, as a low priority. “You do not need to enhance a breeding area for an animal that is actually in a population explosion,” Costello said. Seal advocate Jane Reldan argued that the revised community plan amendment before the commissioners was merely a change in language made by the CCC. “It’s their language, so I believe that they will be in agreement when it comes before them,” she said. La Jolla Community Planning Association Vice-chair Joe LaCava (who formerly supported shared use) expressed his newfound support for the winter closure, and his belief that seals have won the battle by their more than 15-year presence at Children’s Pool. “The time is right to end interim solutions and move to permanent solutions,” LaCava said. Planning Commission Vice-chair Tim Golba (a former chair of the La Jolla Community Planning Association) said that early on in these discussions people who argued for the current rope barrier said it would never lead to beach closure. “Those who laughed at me six years ago and said we’d never see a full-time closure, I get the last laugh today,” Golba said. “I can’t support and won’t support a community plan amendment. It goes against everything that’s in that document as far as beach access.” Golba expressed his support for the moveable barrier plan, suggesting that a contest be devised to create a viable design, similar to one held this year to design a bridge spanning Florida Canyon in Balboa Park. “The city spent $2,400 a square foot on a lifeguard tower,” Golba said. “Isn’t there a way that we can channel that resource into creating either a new barrier, an offshoot of the wall or some sort of permanent barrier that isolates the seals from people and allows access, not only for the able-bodied, but for the disabled?”

Future of Children’s Pool access for the disabled remains uncertain


heryl Aspenleiter, an advocate for disabled beach-goers, shows the planning commission a vintage photograph of people using the ramp adjacent the Children’s Pool seawall to access to the beach. The now crumbling, closed ramp is listed in the La Jolla Community Plan as a dedicated access point. It was used for decades by people in wheelchairs, and should be restored, she said. “A harbor seal does not need the protection of this wall. A paraplegic, disabled Navy Seal does. For less than the cost of one bomb, you can restore this whole pool and serve the people the bombs have blown apart,” she said. The city attorney’s office has opined that the ramp is no longer a feasible access point for people with disabilities.

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Commission Chair Eric Naslund also expressed opposition toward closing Children’s Pool. “I was concerned early on that this would turn into a full-on closure (and) I don’t think that’s appropriate,” Naslund said. “I have said from the very first time I saw the lifeguard plan, I don’t know why we couldn’t make something like that work.” Commissioner Stephen Haase, who voted for the closure in September, said that after further consideration, he now believes closing Children’s Pool beach is not consistent with La Jolla’s local coastal program. “It appears to me that we’ve made the leap of faith that special protection means prohibition,” Haase said, suggesting that language be inserted into the community plan to prevent beach closure elsewhere in La Jolla, and give the city council greater latitude “to seek a permanent, long-term solution to cohabitation of the beach.

“Right now the way this planning document is written, it’s all or nothing,” Haase added. “There’s no discretion (afforded to) the city council.” Commissioner Anthony Wagner, who voted for the closure, said that regardless of how the planning commission or city council votes, he believes the “CCC or the federal authorities will step in and make a decision. “I’m confused as to why the CCC or federal entities don’t tell us or give us more of an education on how to move forward,” Wagner said. “It feels like we’re being left to make the decision on our own that is completely contrary to three or four different agencies. I fear that if we move in a different direction than (the CCC is requesting) this will come back to us again.” The city council is expected to vote on the beach closure proposal early this year, after which it will head to the California Coastal Commission for final consideration. u

Friends and family gather at Tower 32 in La Jolla Shores to remember shooting victim Ilona Flint. Pat Sherman

Vigil at La Jolla Shores held in memory of mall shooting victim By Pat Sherman Friends and relatives remembered 22-year-old shooting victim Ilona Gregorievna Flint during a candlelight vigil on the beach at La Jolla Shores early Saturday evening, Dec. 28. Flint and Salvatore Belvedere (also 22) were at Westfield Mission Valley Mall on Christmas Eve morning when they were both shot in the head. The victims were found in a car parked near Macy’s department store at around 1:30 a.m. Flint, who was able to phone 911 on her cell phone, died later that morning. Belvedere, who was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital in critical condition, was pronounced dead on Friday, Dec. 27. Flint’s fiancé, Gianni Belvedere (who is Salvatore’s brother), has been missing since the evening of Dec. 23, when he was last seen at the Tierrasanta home he shared with Flint and his brother. Police have not listed Gianni Belvedere as a suspect in the crime, though members of both families are pleading

Ilona Gregorievna Flint (1991-2013) Courtesy for his safe return. Flint’s friend and former La Jolla employer, Andre Rene Briones, organized the weekend vigil. Flint was employed for about 10 months at Briones’ former La Jolla clothing boutique, James Grant, on La Jolla Boulevard (near Pearl Street). Briones said Flint responded to an advertisement he placed on Craigslist, and was his final applicant interview. “I knew within seconds I was going to hire her,” he

told La Jolla Light, adding that she proved to be “the hardest working person I ever met.” “She was extremely focused and strong,” Briones said, adding that, though petite, Flint displayed the same emotional and physical strength in his presence that he imagines it took her to call 911 in the final moments of her life. During the vigil, attended by about 50 people, Flint’s stepfather, Nathan Jones, addressed the crowd. “The lantern that burns twice as bright lives half as long,” Jones said, his words choked with emotion. “Ilona, your life burned that much brighter because you lived a fraction as long as you should have.” Police have released a vague description of a possible suspect who is described as a man wearing tan pants, between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 in height. A 2008 to 2011 dark gray Honda sedan was listed as a possible vehicle of interest in the case. u


We asked this question at La Jolla Cove, Dec. 29. Compiled by Pat Sherman

Do you agree with the city’s decision to install a gate in the fence above La Jolla Cove so people can walk onto the bluffs, which some believe would deter sea lions and birds from gathering and defecating there ? n Story on A1

Barry: I don’t agree with it. If you’re from here you might be more cautious of what you’re doing, but people come from all over. Eslanda: There will be an impact on the cliffs (erosion); we came here because we wanted to see the sea lions. We don’t have them in Del Mar. Barry and Eslanda Freeman, Del Mar

No. The smell comes with the territory. If you want wildlife here, which for me is really awesome, then I can accept the smell. If there are no sea lions, I’d be less likely to want to go down there in the first place. James Deans Albuquerque, NM

No. We came here specifically to see the sea lions. You’ll get business because we’re here. If you take away sea life and the reason that we’re here, then you’re not going to have all the tourists. Judi Finkbiner Leucadia

I couldn’t hurt, but I don’t think it’s going to solve the issue. Letting people down there is not going to scare the sea lions away. Tony R. San Diego

I don’t think so. We saw some idiots going down on the rocks about five minutes ago and almost falling off the cliff. This (fence) at least keeps them from harming the animals and allows the public to respectfully look at animals, and keep the coastline pristine. Bonnie Lewis Glendale, WI

No. I think the animals have just as much right to be here as we do. Frankly, if the animals weren’t here you’d probably lose a lot of tourism. That smell is wildlife. Let’s not try to be pristine, like, oh, let’s see the animals but not smell them. Fursey Gotuaco Fort Worth, TX

Burt: No. I don’t think it’s ever really good to let the masses go into a wildlife situation. Colleen: I think you have to keep us humans away, because we’re not very smart. Burt Lancon and Colleen Munro Winnipeg, Canada

I think it’s a good idea because the other thing that they’re using to clean off the rocks is expensive. Keri Belisle San Diego

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Can Judi Dench save the name Philomena from extinction? By Philomène Offen hen the new Judi Dench movie, Philomena, came to my local multiplex, I was eager to see this alreadyacclaimed film. But what I really wanted to do was pose under the marquee while my husband took pictures. Alas, the AMC 12 doesn’t have one. Regardless, thank you, Harvey Weinstein and Steve Coogan, for putting this name back on the map. While my name is actually Philomène, I’ve spent 66 years explaining, “It’s the French of Philomena.” Like that helped. Several years ago, I searched Social Security’s records of girls’ names back to 1947 (my birth year) and discovered that Philomena has never made the top 4,000. (Even I knew that Philomène was a non-starter.) It’s not that there aren’t odd or foreign names on the list. In 1990, Philomena didn’t even make the top 14,000, coming in at 14,587 just before Phuonganh. That hurt. The irony is, most new parents today would consider this the ultimate success. And in fact, I do understand people wanting to give their child a name that he or she will not have to share with thousands. My mother, née Margaret Smith,

Left: Judi Dench stars as the title character ‘Philomena’ in the 2013 movie.


Right: Saint Philomena Courtesy Photos

was one of them. When she married my French father and found the name Philomène on the family roster, she leapt upon it like a raptor on road kill. In reality, the odds of my name making the top 4,000 girls names diminished precipitously in 1961 when my namesake, St. Philomena, was “declassified” by the Catholic Church. Her remains had been found in the Roman Catacombs but there was this niggling issue as to whether she was devoured by lions or just died of the flu. It goes without saying that my St. Philomena rosary is now a collector’s item. Several years later, the Catholic Church did a wholesale housecleaning of 300 of Philomena’s fellow venerables, including St. Christopher, citing, as with

Philomena, unverified credentials. People do, however, continue to name their children Christopher. Unlike Christopher, Philomena has always had enough of a (in my view, completely unmerited) weirdness factor to be a sure shot in studies of people with unusual names. Some years back, I discovered that I might be afflicted with a recognized disability, Dysappellatia, which is not, as it sounds, a fear of big mountains in Kentucky, but the crippling psychological effects on people with seriously odd names. A British paper published a study of people with first names such as Pinkney, Philomena and Matiwilda, and last names including Overflow, Placenta, and Handbag. I was hugely offended to be included in this group. I

suppose if one looks at it from the positive side, however, I could have been Philomena Matiwilda Overflow-Placenta. Of course, I would have been an ax murderer at four. There are definite advantages to a name like Philomena: people remember you. They remember you have an unusual name. The downside: they don’t remember what it is. I’m not too wild about being called Philistine, but Filament, Phi-LOM-enie and Falafel get As for effort. For more than five decades, virtually no one has named their child Philomena. In another 20 years, we’ll be the moas of the moniker world. But now, for the first time in my life, I have hopes that the incredibly sympathetic title character in the movie “Philomena” could give this name some serious cachet, be the celebrity endorsement that it has needed for 2,000 years. Grab the attention of new parents looking for that je ne sais quoi name. At the very least, give Phuonganh a run for her money. Fellow Philomenas, take heart. We could be back on the books. u — Philomène Offen is a long time resident of La Jolla. Her sons are named David and Alan.

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C.J. Charles Jewelers offers historic promotion By Marti Gacioch Only the finest timepieces in the world are showcased at C.J. Charles Jewelers, and through Jan. 8, every new watch purchased at the full retail price will come with a lifetime warranty. “This lifetime warranty promotion is a first in our history, and it covers all of our watch brands, including Panerai, Cartier, Breguet, Breitling, Bvlgari, Chanel, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne and Jaeger LeCoultre,” said owner Vahid Moradi. The promotion will be of key interest to collectors of state-of-the art watches, but none more so than the ultra-exclusive Italian-made Panerai timepieces. Every year, Panerai, a world leader in precision watchmaking since 1860 in Florence, Italy, produces a very limited run of watches (about 60,000 worldwide). Panerai timepieces are priced from $5,500 to an undisclosed amount. “C.J. Charles is one of the original dealers of Panerai, and in 2012 we opened our La Jolla Panerai Boutique, located next door at 1137 Prospect St. — the service and repair center for Panerai and the other watches we carry,” Moradi said. Fine timepieces are far from the only

C.J. Charles Jewelers carries a large selection of Swiss watches for both men and women. Brands include A. Lange & Sohne, Breitling, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Officine Panerai. exquisite pieces at C.J. Charles, a full-service jeweler since 1986. Their outstanding jewelry collections are available to suit every need and gift-giving occasion. Their estate jewelry collection showcases many one-of-akind vintage pieces, including a 1920 Cartier retro platinum bracelet that features a 3.9 ct unheated Burmese ruby. Not every jewelry store has master jewelry designers capable of turning a customer’s dream into a customized piece of keepsake reality. But ever since C.J. Charles opened its shop doors, its master jewelers have stood

ready to exceed customer’s expectations with an ability to design engagement or special occasion rings with diamonds ranging from .5 to 25 ct. One standout piece designed on-site is a 16.57 ct. Burmese sapphire and diamond platinum ring from the handmade Riviera Collection. Its high quality is just one example of the exceptional pieces customers can expect to find at C.J. Charles. The Riviera Collection also showcases a 7.49 ct square Asscher cut (stepped square cut) white diamond engagement ring

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In other Parks and Beaches news:

From Children’s Pool Project, A1 in the Dec. 12, 2013 proposal by Neri Landscape Architecture (NLA).” The LJP&B board, to cover any additional and unforeseen fees, voted to approve an amount “not to exceed $55,000” to be paid to NLA. Neri said he would offer a fee reduction because he believes this project should come to fruition. “Since this is a community-funded project in my own community, NLA is discounting our fees 20 percent and is not charging the customary 10 percent markup of our consultant fees, saving $6,500 in fees for the construction of this much-needed project,” his statement read. While one set of fees was reduced, another increased. Minick reported that city permit costs have increased by 20 percent since the project’s inception three years ago, which translates into $53,000. However, Minick said she received a letter from the city indicating that $70,000 would be available in mid-2014, and another $30,000 might also become available.

Artist’s rendering of the Children’s Pool Walk project “Should we laugh or cry?” she joked, reflecting on the three years spent and dozens of grant proposals submitted for this project. “We thank (District 1 City Councilmember) Sherri Lightner for getting this done.” Minick said, on the advice of some board members, that she will request $70,000 be used to cover city-permit costs. While relieved at the announcement, one person at the meeting expressed outrage that the city is charging permit fees at all. “How dare they charge us for permits when we raised the money to fix their sidewalks?” Bill Robbins said. Minick said those who helped fund the


sidewalk beautification project will be thanked via a plaque placed on site with Morgan’s name in prominence. The following donors would be listed for their respective contribution: $500: RB Bottomley & L Miller Trust, KC Morton, and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Smith $1,000: The La Jolla Kiwanis Club, Warwick’s Books and Walter S. King $5,000: Phyllis and Stan Minick $10,000: Casa de Manana & Casa Club $35,000: Farnham Family Fund $200,000: Tom Morgan Donations are still being accepted. Minick also said she would like the plaque to look like the mosaic tiles found at the Shores.

n Conservation Signs: Zach Plopper with WildCoast, an organization working to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems, presented a template for the “You are here” signs that would explain Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in La Jolla. He said the sign would likely be approximately 12 by 20 inches, and explain the rules of the MPA that spans from Scripps Pier to the Cove. By having a comprehensive sign with upto-date information, Plopper said he hopes to reduce the quantity of signs currently in place. LJP&B member Patrick Ahern suggested the sign lay horizontal instead of being placed vertically to avoid view impacts. Plopper said that would be considered, but they would likely have a sign fixed to the chain-link fence that would go up during the Cove lifeguard tower construction. — LJP&B next meets 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at the La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. u

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565 Pearl St., Suite 300 La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 459-4201 La Jolla Light (USPS 1980) is published every Thursday by U-T Community Press. Adjudicated as a newspaper of general circulation by Superior Court No. 89376, April 1, 1935. Copyright 2013 U-T Community Press. All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this publication may be reproduced in any medium, including print and electronic media, without the expressed written consent of U-T Community Press.

Publisher • Douglas F. Manchester Vice President and General Manager •P  hyllis Pfeiffer (858) 875-5940 Executive Editor •S  usan DeMaggio (858) 875-5950   Staff Reporters  at Sherman •P (858) 875-5953 • Ashley Mackin (858) 875-5957 Page Designer / Photographer •D  aniel K. Lew (858) 875-5948 Contributors • Will Bowen, Kelley Carlson, Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, Linda Hutchison, Inga, Catharine Kaufman, Catherine Ivey Lee, Ed Piper, Diana Saenger

Domino effect in the making For a recent English project at La Jolla High School, where I am a junior, I was asked to compose and illustrate an editorial cartoon. I chose to address the turmoil related to the Mt. Soledad Cross. In my opinion this is a national issue that should be addressed in order to set a precedent for all other publicly displayed religious symbols. My viewpoint is that if you take down the cross you are taking down all other religions, too, hence the bumper sticker on the crane “In Atheism We Trust.” There is also irony in that phrase due to the fact that our nation’s dollar bill has a very similar saying, “In God We Trust.” I do not see how the dollar bill is allowed to support a religion, and yet, a harmless cross atop a beautiful lookout point is about to be taken down. I would appreciate it if you published this editorial cartoon to shed light on a very controversial issue in San Diego in the La Jolla Light. Jack Chapman La Jolla

Idea for an ecumenical Soledad memorial symbol Although I understand the cross on Mt. Soledad is not inclusive of all those who have served our country, I like the fact that it forms a significant landmark, standing high above La Jolla. Would the solution to this endless debate be to replace the cross with an equally tall, welldesigned six-sided column? On one of its faceted sides would be embedded a large and beautiful cross — perhaps in gold; on another side would be an equally beautiful Star of David; other sides could be available to other religions or groups, such as atheist/humanists. It would then become an ecumenical symbol, more fitting to present times. Penelope West La Jolla

Of symbols and human folly Solution to the cross controversy? Knock the arms off the cross and make it a new symbol, the worship of which predates Christianity and

Illustration by Jack Chapman

all other forms of organized religion. This form of worship is still widely practiced by a large percentage of Americans as evidenced by the never-ending commercials for drugs meant to enhance its prominence in our society. Mark Anderson La Jolla

Whole community feels pain of a teen suicide The recent story on the local robbery/suicide case makes my heart go out to all the families who have suffered tragic losses due to substance abuse and suicide. No words can describe the emotions and grieving that come with burying teens or young adults. The October SUV accident that involved several La Jolla teens (and also involved underage consumption) could have also had a tragic ending. And sadly, these incidences happen in every community. The difference is, since moving to La Jolla eight years ago, I have been touched and impressed by the genuine concern for the state

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of the community and the pro-activeness that accompanies each movement toward keeping La Jolla a special place to call home. It is my hope that this hands-on energy will also move toward helping our adolescents with the pressures and emotions that affect them during this intense phase of growth. We have so many nonprofit organizations, school counseling outlets, therapists and other resources abundant to us within the city limits. (Natural High being an ever-growing resource founded in our own backyard I also recommend the STAR/PAL program ( that serves at-risk teens with athletic programs and promotes positive life choices while doing so. If you know of other outlets, please write to the La Jolla Light and share them. I hope the La Jolla community continues to raise awareness and rallies to embrace these resources as universal tools to help our young people grow. We are a beautiful representation of a community with heart, and for that I am grateful. Alex Zemeckis La Jolla

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I am writing in reference to the recent article about establishing a park on city-owned land between Torrey Pines Road and the ocean, known as Charlotte Street. I applaud Melinda Merryweather on her advocacy for public access to the ocean wherever possible, and feel that Charlotte Street may be an ideal location to provide such access. I live nearby and am submitting a marked up picture from showing the approximate boundary of Charlotte Street relative to neighboring private land. (The house on the right, which belonged to the late Harel Montgomery, is the one for sale). Any development of a park or trail in this area should be done longterm with the concerns of neighbors kept in mind; for instance, the resident of a cottage that encroaches onto the city-owned paper street. As can be seen in the picture, it is quite a drop from Torrey Pines Road down to the floor of the canyon, and therefore safety will also be a big concern. Cars have gone over the edge in the past. By starting the process of designating the area as “open space” now, as Ms. Merryweather recommends, there will be a chance of opening up this beautiful area to the public for possible beach access when the neighboring houses are sold. Eric Korevaar La Jolla


Las Patronas clarifies role in dance fundraiser I just read the article in Dec. 26’s La Jolla Light titled “La Jolla Town Council elects trustees, divvies up dancing fundraiser profit,” and I’m concerned with the mention of Las Patronas and its involvement with the La Jolla Dancing With The Stars event. The article noted that the event “raised $6,000 for its four chosen beneficiaries (after Las Patronas was paid for its organizational assistance).” I am concerned that the phrasing suggests payment for services, which is incorrect. Las Patronas was not involved in any way in the organization of the event. We agreed to participate because the event organizer pledged five percent of the event’s net proceeds to Las Patronas. What we agreed to do

was to find one of our members who would be willing to train for and dance in the competition, and to promote attendance within our membership via e-mail. There were three or four tables of 10 there to support our dancer, at considerable cost to the individuals attending, who each bought a ticket. We were happy to participate, not only because the event would benefit Las Patronas, but also because proceeds would go to the La Jolla Town Council and its projects, such as the La Jolla Christmas Parade, as well as the La Jolla Community Center. To date, Las Patronas has received neither a check nor an indication of what amount we might receive, but hope that will be forthcoming from the event organizers. I recognize it may not have been your wording, but rather how it was presented to the La Jolla Town Council, but nevertheless, I would like to correct any

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misunderstanding, because Las Patronas is an all-volunteer organization with a long history of giving in our community. Jena Joyce Las Patronas

Re: Business Roundup, ‘The Commercial Pulse’ I just don’t see the same challenges that Phil Wise sees regarding tenants and La Jolla’s historic buildings and facades, and a “stuck community.” In the 35-plus years I have lived and worked in La Jolla, the commercial street scenes of Girard, Prospect and Wall, to name just a few, have reinvented their facades and shops numerous times. Look at Puesto restaurant on Wall Street (there were at least three stores there at one point, a mortgage company, card shop, etc.

including one of the very first Polo stores in San Diego). It has just “redone” its building. Look at Bang & Olufsen on Girard Street (wasn’t that the old Cove Theater?) that facade has been redone; and Prospect Street? Just a quick walk up and down shows how it has changed. Even Eddie V’s redid the facade at the Green Dragon Colony. The new “Plaza” at Girard and Wall (the old Jack’s), has been redone at least twice. It was a Marston’s, when I moved here. I don’t think La Jolla’s character is the roadblock as much as the repetitiveness of the tourist- vs resident-oriented shops that often make those businesses unable to sustain themselves. A great location, a desirable product and good customer relations can be a foundation for commercial success. u Charles Kaminski La Jolla


Allan S. Lolly Sr. 1929 – 2013

Allan Lolly Sr. was born on July 7, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away peacefully and at home on December 13, 2013, at the age of 84, due to congestive heart failure. The youngest of four children, Allan was raised surrounded by the love of a large extended family and with a deep abiding faith, which became the defining themes of his life. He grew up in Chicago and stories included being selected as a Student Artist at the Art Institute of Chicago and serving as a youth representative to the Republican National Convention held in that city in 1944. Part of his teenage years were spent in Wisconsin where he demonstrated a talent in real estate, purchasing, fixing up, and selling his first piece of property at age 15. Allan served our country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a Forward Observer on the front lines of Korea, earning the Korean Service Medal, with two Bronze Stars, the Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal,

the United Nations Service Medal, and three medals from the Korean Veterans Association. In 1987, Allan and his wife traveled to Seoul to be honored by the Korean Army, receiving commendations from General Seok-Chu Paik and International Affairs Officer Sang-Bok Lee. In 1952, at a USO dance in Chicago, Allan met and fell in love with a young student nurse, Frances Sager, of Fairfax, Virginia. They married on June 19, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allan’s family parish, and just days after Frances graduated. Allan’s interest in buying and selling property continued and, with help from the family, they built their first home. Daughter Lorene, was born so the young family moved to San Bernardino, California, where Allan earned his Real Estate license and worked as an agent in the area. After son Allan II, was born, the family returned to Chicago where Allan built his Real Estate career, including continuing to purchase and fix up homes for resale. During that time, son Stuart, and daughter Michele, were born, completing the Lolly Family. In 1969, the Lolly Family moved one last time to beautiful La Jolla, renowned for its wonderful quality of life and where Allan and Frances knew that their children would receive an excellent education and could build their own futures. He earned his California Real Estate Brokers’ license and became the President and Founder of Brokers United of America, dba United Brokers. He joined the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers’ Association and enjoyed

a long career of assisting clients in their real estate transactions, primarily in this beach community. The Lolly family joined the parish of St. James-bythe-Sea Episcopal Church in 1974, where Allan was elected a member of the vestry for five years, serving as Senior Warden in 1984 and 1985; President of the Men of St. James for three years; board member of the Saints and Sinners; and Chalice Bearer from 1991 through 2002. Allan served the San Diego Episcopal Diocese as a member of the Program and Budget Committee and the Evangelism Committee; as a Convention Delegate for seven years; and Diocesan Representative to the Cathedral of St. Paul for 5 years. In addition, Allan served as a Trustee to the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary; was active in the Pacific Beach Kiwanis, serving as President from 1989-1990; and, more recently, enjoyed friendships found through his membership in the Twelve Thirty Club of the La Jolla Country Club. After retiring, Allan and Frances set out to explore the world, ultimately visiting 77 countries on five continents. Highlights included several trips to the Middle East and Asia, including pilgrimages to the Holy Land; to India, following the footsteps of St. Thomas; and to Greece, following the footsteps of St. Paul. Allan was always keenly interested in other cultures and people, their histories and artwork. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Allan is survived by Frances, his wife of 59 years; daughter,

Lorene and son-in-law, Joseph LaCava; son, Allan II and daughter-in-law, Radmila Lolly; son, Stuart Lolly; daughter, Michele Lolly and son-in-law, Brian Wilson; grandchildren, Alexcis and grandson-in-law, Aaron Ottinger, Schuyler and Sam Lolly, Valerie and Melanie LaCava, Kevin and Kelly Lolly, and Alec, Ben and Mathew Lolly-Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Nickolas and Caleb Keener and Alina Ottinger. Save for one darling granddaughter, all are settled in San Diego, busily building their lives together in this beautiful place. A hardworking man of faith who loved his family and this community, Allan will be remembered for his outgoing and friendly nature, great sense of humor, and love of life. The family is planning a celebration of life on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 2 p.m. at St. James-bythe-Sea Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the St. James-by-theSea Memorial Fund, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

Ermen Moradi 1929 – 2013

Ermen was born on June 4, 1929, in Tehran, Iran. She passed away at her home in La Jolla on December 13, 2013, at the age of 84. She came to the U.S. in 1962 to complete her Music degree at the University of Southern California. She taught music for over 18 years after graduating from the University. Shortly after coming

to the U.S., she met her beloved husband, Fred, on August 11, 1962, and was married two years later. They have been inseparable since. Ermen had a strong faith in God and prayed daily for others. She is survived by her sister, Elar Hacopian; nephew, Jores Grigorian; and niece, Anahit Sarisaya. Services were held on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at All Hallows Catholic Church, La Jolla. She will be missed. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

Marvin Wolfenson 1926-2013

Marvin Wolfenson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 13, 1926, and passed away in La Jolla, California, on December 21, 2013. Marvin grew up as a standout athlete on the North Side of Minneapolis, excelling at baseball and basketball. His love of sports influenced his business ventures. Along with his business partner of 54 years, Harvey Ratner, the duo created the largest indoor tennis club chain in the United States. As well

as a tennis afficionado, Wolfenson was also a #1 ranked USTA senior tennis player. Marvin and wife, Elayne, were long standing members of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. In addition to their health clubs and other real estate holdings, Wolfenson and Ratner brought the NBA back to Minnesota when they purchased the Minnesota Timberwolves expansion franchise in 1986 and personally built/ owned Target Center, home to the Minnesota Timberwolves and venue for entertainment of every type. The love of Mr. Wolfenson’s life was his wife, Elayne, and his family. He and Elayne were married 60 years on December, 20, 2013, the day before he passed away. The Wolfensons built their La Jolla Shores oceanfront home in 1980 and moved permanently from Minneapolis to La Jolla in 2007. In addition to Elayne, Marvin Wolfenson is survived by his three children, Ellyn Wolfenson (Mick Belzer), Ernie Wolfenson and David Wolfenson; grandchildren, Lauren (Brad) Sundick, Brooke Stein, Carly (Howie) Hoffman and Ben Stein; great-grandchildren, Maya and Stella Hoffman and Madeline Sundick. Mr. Wolfenson was treated like a king by special caregivers, Monica, Minerva, Maria, Christina, Polett and Charlene. Funeral services took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 26, 2013. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

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Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High schools now with principal vacancies By Pat Sherman The search to locate a new principal at La Jolla High School could be wrapping up, if candidate applications vetted by San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten and Area Supervisor Julie Martel pass muster. The administrators were scheduled to screen applications for the position during winter break. The third job posting — this time also placed with several national education outlets — closed on Dec. 20. La Jolla High Parent-Teacher Association President Beth Penny, who serves on a selection committee to fill the position (vacant since former principal Dana Shelburne was reassigned in August 2013), said the committee would meet to review candidates who passed the application screening sometime after classes resume on Jan. 6. To date only one qualified candidate — a current school district employee — had been identified for selection committee review. “I can’t speak to whether they felt this was a good candidate or not or whether they thought that we just needed a pool (to choose from),” Penny said. However, she added there are now multiple candidates being considered by Marten and Martel, including some from within the district that had not yet applied. “That seems hopeful,” Penny said. Superintendent Marten has stated that she prefers to hire

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from within the school district, if possible. “I do think that, given our school district, someone who could hit the ground running would really be the best for our school,” Penny said. Until then, retired district principal Carol Whaley will serve as interim La Jolla High principal, taking over from interim principal Pat Crowder, who had to step down (retired district employees are limited in the hours they may work without jeopardizing their pensions). Whaley filled in for Crowder a few times while she was away on vacation or business, Penny said. Though Marten said last summer that the La Jolla High principal opening would be filled by the start of the school year, she said she would

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ultimately hold out for the ideal candidate. “If it was worth the wait, then the wait will just fade and nobody will remember that, because we were honestly in good hands for the whole time,” Penny said. “Pat Crowder did a great job and Vice-principal Will Hawthorne has just been outstanding. “Yes, there’s some frustration, but there’s hope that the frustration will ultimately lead to a really great fit for La Jolla High.” Meanwhile, Muirlands Middle School will need a principal to replace Chris Hargrave, who in November 2013 accepted a position in the district’s education center as a mentor principal implementing the new Common Core Standards. Hargrave had been Muirlands’ principal for 10 years. Penny said she does not believe Hargrave is applying for the position at La Jolla High. At press time, the Muirlands principal position was not posted on the district’s website. A message Hargrave posted for parents read, in part: “I will remain as principal of Muirlands until a perfect match is selected through a process which will be announced shortly. I understand that the changes in leadership at schools in the La Jolla Cluster have left students and parents with feelings of apprehension and uncertainty. I care deeply about this school and will make every effort to make this transition as seamless as possible.” u


he Friends of La Jolla Shores will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kellogg Park North Comfort Station, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 6, at the site. The John G. Watson Foundation at the direction of Gilian & Michael Ison (John’s sister and brother-inlaw) provided funding for the design and construction of the new restroom. Friends of La Jolla Shores wish to thank the follow people for their support in getting the project to fruition: Pierrette Featherby, Catharine Douglass, Lynn Reeves, Don Goertz, Stephen Flaim, Louis Beacham, Pascal Cabeen, Myra Hermann, Helene Deisher, Patricia Masters, Clint Linton, Craig Finch and the La Jolla Shores Association. u

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From Cove Gate, A1 San Diego lifeguards will monitor to make sure people don’t injure themselves, or injure or intentionally harass the wildlife, he said. Roth stressed that the gate is part of a process to rid the Cove of its reek, and not necessarily a magic bullet. “We’re going to see if this helps. If it does, fantastic; if it doesn’t, we’ll move on to whatever Plan B is,” he said. “We’re going to take this one step at a time and see what happens with this gate. We’ll reevaluate our options at that time. We’re considering a whole other range of options.”

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Roth said the city decided to install the gate on Dec. 17, three days before a group of La Jolla business owners fed up with the stench — and what they considered officials’ reluctance to solve the problem with bold action — filed suit against the City of San Diego. George’s at the Cove restaurant owner George Hauer hoped legal action would serve as added incentive for city officials to treat the odor like they would any immediate threat to public health and safety. “If there was a fire on the cliff, the city could take a hose and put it out (so that nearby structures wouldn’t burn),” said La Jolla Shores attorney Norm Blumenthal of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik. Blumenthal filed the suit on behalf of the nonprofit “Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement,” of which Hauer is president. The suit does not seek damages, Blumenthal said, only for the court to issue an order for the city to abate the nuisance.

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Expert Weighs In Monica DeAngelis, a marine mammal biologist for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ West Coast Region, answered La Jolla Light’s questions about the sea lion presence at La Jolla Cove, lending an opinion from a biological perspective. She addressed the smell, its possible cause and how it compares to other areas. ■ Has the number of sea lions in La Jolla increased or changed in a significant way? The number of sea lions using those rocks at the bluff to haul out appears to have increased in that area over the years, “We’re going to get this done in 60 days — that is my goal,” Blumenthal said. “This should have been done two-and-a-half years ago. An odor is a public nuisance, and the city is required by law to abate this public nuisance.” The suit, also filed on behalf of La Valencia Hotel (which also claims to have lost business due to the odor) contends that the fence was built “without an environmental impact report and is in violation of (La Jolla’s) Local Coastal Plan, which requires maximizing coastal access. “Preventing coastal access to the rocks by the public gradually led to a buildup of excrement from sea lions and cormorant birds,” the suit reads, in part. At press time, city attorney spokesperson Thomas Mitchell said the city had not yet

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with similar sea lion populations? Is this a problem unique to La Jolla? The smell level is comparable to other areas where sea lions haul out. The intensity will shift with the wind, as will the direction of the odor (i.e., high winds will cause it to dissipate and no wind may cause it to appear to linger). Temperature – really hot days — may make it seem like it smells ■ What do you see as cause of the smell? even worse. The problem is not unique. It’s most likely their waste and the fact that ■ Do you see the creation of a gate at it’s remaining on the rocks (i.e., not the bluffs to allow human access there washing off). The sun is “cooking” it, so as a solution for deterring the sea lion that might intensify the odor. presence? ■ How do the smell and its potency at It’s a complicated issue and human safety the Cove compare to that of other cities should be seriously considered. certainly with any regularity and at any given time during the day. In other words, the total number may not have changed significantly – if we looked at an annual average of use – but it sure seems like the number of animals hauling out at any given time seems to be more than in the past and with more consistency.

access and control of noxious odors,” reads the suit, which contends that the distinction between the seal rookery at Children’s Pool and the sea lion colony at the Cove is an important one. “Sea lions are much more agile on land than the harbor seals. The sea lions, unlike the harbor seals, can climb high up on rocks and other surfaces above the area the high tides reach. … Due to their lack of agility on land, the areas where the harbor seals defecate are within the mean high tide line, so their waste is flushed into the ocean. ... For this reason, the Children’s Pool seals are not the cause of the foul odor that is the subject of this lawsuit.” u

been served with the suit, though he said “any lawsuit seeking to mandate mitigation options that the city is already exploring would be counterproductive.”

n An unlikely ally?

The suit was filed in concert with environmental law attorney Bryan Pease, known to La Jollans for his efforts to protect the harbor seal rookery south of La Jolla Cove at the Children’s Pool (aka Casa Beach). Pease first teamed with Blumenthal in 2008, to thwart the city’s planned dispersal of the seals at Children’s Pool. “There can therefore be no doubt that the plaintiffs and their attorneys are in favor of protection of marine mammals and seek here only to balance this goal with coastal

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Bill Gibbs holds a Salvation Army Certificate of Appreciation. In his Muirlands home, Gibbs displays various awards recognizing his aviation accomplishments, such as being inducted into the San Diego Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame, along with honors from local organizations like the Kiwanis Club of San Diego. Ashley Mackin

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By Ashley Mackin o say that Muirlands resident William “Bill” Gibbs is accomplished is a bit of an understatement. Gibbs, who recently celebrated his 103rd birthday, owned and operated Gibbs Field airport, now known as Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa. He was inducted into the 2011 San Diego Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame. He has received several awards from community groups such as the Salvation Army and the Kiwanis Club. He raised a loving family that includes


La Jolla Centenarians three great-grandchildren. “They say I’m an aviation pioneer,” he joked, pointing to a poster given to all San Diego Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame inductees. His induction statement reads, in part, “His aviation career started in 1931 and has continued ever since.” In 1930, at age 20, before his official

aviation career got started, Gibbs was working at a junk yard where cars were destroyed for 25 cents an hour. Nearby, a lone aviation instructor gave flying lessons. Gibbs decided to take his pay and hand it right over so he could learn to fly. It didn’t take long before Gibbs mastered flying, and invested in land to build an airport. “In 1938, I went out to Kearny Mesa and bought 25 acres for $250 — $50 down and $25 every three months,” he said, no test to his impressive memory. “In 1940, I leased my airport to the Ryan School of Aeronautics to teach cadets how to fly. I got $200 a month for them to use it five days a week, and I got to use it the other two days.” (The City of San Diego purchased the field from Gibbs in 1947 for $108,000.)

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single life, I attended a New Year’s Day party at the home of some friends who are not into the occult, but had hired a tarot card reader, just for fun, to do readings for any guests who wanted them. At first I demurred. Wasn’t chancing that death card a third time. That very same weekend, I had been presented with irrefutable evidence that my clunker car had to be replaced. To actually fix all that was wrong with it was going to cost at least $4,000. Did I want to sink that kind of money into a 10-year-old vehicle considering that the side mirror had fallen off, the ceiling fabric hung down on my head as I was driving (very annoying), the car made a funny thunk noise when you put on the brakes, and the engine looked like it had sustained a fire? Still, it was right after Christmas and I desperately needed to keep it running for at least a few more months. At the New Year’s party, this tarot card reader came complete with a crystal ball that I kind of liked. I asked, “Can you just look into the crystal ball and forget the cards?” She said she actually used both. I was asked to concentrate on the questions I wanted answered as I picked five cards and placed them face down.

I should mention that everyone else who had already consulted the reader had insisted they received only “good” news. So I was more than a little dismayed when she turned over the first card and frowned. “This is bad news.” (Why me? Why me?) “This indicates you might be having some serious financial problems this year.” I needed to hear this on January first? I was a chronically-destitute single parent. I could feel the familiar sweat on my forehead. “Um,” I said hopefully, “my car broke down this weekend and I’m going to have to replace it and I really don’t know how I’m going to afford it. Could this be what this means?” She saw how anxious I was. “Yes, that could be it. Some big expense you weren’t planning on.” We both breathed a sigh of relief. Even so, I wasn’t sure I wanted her to go on to the next card. But this one was of a nice-looking young lady (the Queen of Hearts, I think it was called) and the one after that a nice friendly-looking man (the King of Hearts?) which apparently indicated that I would be much cared for by a certain man and that I would return the feeling. Couldn’t argue with that. The fourth card indicated that I

was perhaps not fulfilling the career choice of my dreams. (Duh. Like I needed tarot cards to tell me that.) The last card (something to do with coins) showed this nice, friendly looking guy with a bag of money indicating that my future beloved was financially better off than I (which in that era would have encompassed 99.9 percent of the U.S. population.) I said, “Does this mean he’s going to buy me a car?” She said she couldn’t say. But she thought he might marry me. “That’s nice,” I said. “But what I really need is a car.” Ironically, the tarot reader was right. I did find the man of my dreams (Olof) who was indeed better off than I was and he ultimately married me and bought me a car. But not for a lot of years after that reading. Meanwhile, I bought my own car. Those cards need some work on time frames. I passed on my friend’s offer of a reading with her psychic. Too old for the stress, I said. u — Look for La Jolla resident Inga’s lighthearted looks at life in La Jolla Light. Reach her at

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s multimedia installations seem to alter time, allowing fictional and historical narratives to merge with the viewer’s own experiences. See this exhibition before it closes on January 12. Visit to purchase tickets.


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Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, The Killing Machine (installation detail), 2007, mixed media, sound, pneumatics, robotics. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Seber Ugarte & Lorena Lopez.

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Jazz returns to the Music Room of the Athenaeum for the library’s annual winter jazz series. The series features the Kenny Werner Trio, rare local appearances by internationallyacclaimed jazz artists such as Tord Gustavsen Quartet and Amina Figarova Sextet, plus a special quartet led by San Diego–based piano phenomenon Joshua White. Seating is limited, so early reservations are strongly suggested! For tickets and information, call 858-454-5872. Series tickets: $76 for members, $96 for nonmembers Individual tickets: $21 for members, $26 for nonmembers


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Turkado has turkey breast, jack cheese, avocado, onions, tomato and lettuce on sourdough bread.

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n The Vibe: Casual, relaxed n Signature Dishes: Turkado, Chicken Club, Baja Chicken n Open Since: 1979 n Reservations: No

California Delight contains turkey breast, cream cheese, sunflower seeds, tomato, lettuce and sprouts on squaw bread.

n Patio Seating: Yes n Take Out: Yes n Happy Hour: No n Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Turkey Club features turkey breast, bacon, Swiss cheese, tomato and lettuce on a French baguette.

Cuisine as fresh as the sea and sky at Board & Brew By Kelley Carlson oard & Brew is more than 30 years old, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the sandwich shop (with locations in Del Mar, Carlsbad and San Clemente) will soon be expanding into Rancho Santa Margarita and Scripps Ranch. The flagship site in Del Mar continues to draw crowds, from business executives and professional athletes dressed casually to students and locals just in from the beach. About half of them call or text in their orders and pick them up to go, many opting for a picnic in the scenic community, according to founder/owner Tom Powers. The rest gather on the front and back patios and inside the restaurant decorated with wood paneling and surfboards. Tables are high demand, so Powers recommends having a person save a seat while another orders at the counter. Perhaps one reason Board & Brew has become a staple in Del Mar over the years is due to its use of fresh ingredients. There are no processed meats, according to Powers — the roast beef is top-of-the-line certified Angus and cooked on-site. Chicken is brought in each day and marinated overnight in a special blend of herbs and spices.


Guests place their orders at the counter.

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Board & Brew’s House Potato Salad Specially made breads from local bakers are also part of the daily deliveries. And care is taken to obtain high-quality vegetables, such as vine-ripened tomatoes; green leaf lettuce; hothouse cucumbers; Hass avocados; and strong, spicy jalapeños that aren’t canned. Among Board & Brew’s specialty sandwiches is its signature Turkado, composed of a thick stack of turkey breast and jack cheese,

A surfboard hangs in the Board & Brew dining room. PHOTOS By Kelley Carlson avocado, mayo, onions, tomato and lettuce, layered between slices of sourdough. Powers’ favorite is the California Delight, featuring turkey breast, cream cheese, sunflower seeds, mayo, tomato, lettuce and sprouts on slightly sweet squaw bread. There are hot sandwiches served on toasted baguettes as well, such as the Chicken Club with bacon, melted jack cheese, mayo, tomato and lettuce.

The Green Salad consists of lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, eggs and grilled chicken.

Powers said the spicy Baja Chicken is the restaurant’s best and most unique sandwich — it’s topped with grilled onions, jalapeño peppers, melted jack cheese, mayo, tomato and lettuce. House salads are also offered at Board & Brew, including a Caesar with grilled chicken breast, parmesan cheese and homemade croutons; and the colorful Green Salad that combines green-leaf lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, croutons and a choice of grilled chicken or tuna. A special house-made, creamy “sweet and sour” sauce (not to be confused with the type used in Chinese cuisine) can be used to dress both the sandwiches and salads. At first taste, it’s sweet, but there’s a bit of a tangy aftertaste. It’s the most requested item at Board & Brew, Powers said. To accompany the sandwiches and salads, there are several options of sides: the house potato salad and assorted flavors of “dirty” potato chips (in which the potato slices are not washed) and chocolate-chip cookies. And don’t forget the beverage: Board & Brew sells fountain drinks, freshly brewed ice tea, an array of juices, and bottled beers from Mexico and the San Diego-based Ballast Point. u

On warm weather days, customers often dine in Board & Brew’s patios in the front (left) or back. PHOTOS By Kelley Carlson

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Soroptimist of La Jolla donates gifts to military families, foster children

Group for widows, widowers meets Jan. 8 at White Sands The La Jolla Widows and Widowers Support Group continues to gather monthly with the next meeting, 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8 at White Sands La Jolla’s Jack Patton Community Room, 7450 Olivetas Ave. Joyce Wilkins, R.D. will discuss “Eating Well Easily (When You Don’t Feel Like Eating)” and Reg Webster will talk about “Staying Active (When You Don’t Feel Like Moving).” Refreshments will be served. Those who wish to continue the conversation may stay afterward. RSVP: Beth Camera at (858) 450-5136 or u




Soroptimist of La Jolla, a service club with a 50-year history in the community, “adopted” three Marine families — a family in which a woman in the marines with children is the head of the household — from the Miramar base during the holiday season. The families provided a wish list for their children and themselves, which Soroptimist members turned into a reality and delivered to the families. The Soroptimist Club of La Jolla is also a supporter of “Just In Time for Foster Youth,” an organization that supports youths transitioning out of foster care and into independent living. The club delivered 17 floor lamps to help furnish the homes of these youths, who often don’t have basic home furnishings when they transition out of “the system” at age 18. The Soroptimist Club of La Jolla meets 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro, and welcomes new members. For more information, call Kate Woods (858) 525-2510. u

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Hear contemporary chamber music at SoundOn fest From Athenaeum reports

The seventh annual soundON Festival of Modern Music will take place Jan. 9-12 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, bringing together an international roster of composers and performers for a four-day exploration of contemporary chamber music. Scheduled to perform are San Diego New Music’s ensemble-inresidence NOISE, San Diego’s modern choral ensemble Sacra Profana, guest artists soprano Alice Teyssier, and the McAllister-Keller Guitar Duo. First heard at last year’s soundOn festival, two new recordings will be celebrated at the festival — Morris Palter’s solo double-LP “This Place/ Our Body,” and Matthew Burtner’s CD “NOISE Plays Burtner!” San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated

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REBA offices available for meeting rental Does your group need a place to meet? La Jolla Real Estate Brokers’ Association (REBA) offices at 908 Kline St. have been remodeled to make them into a state-ofthe-art facility for meetings. There are three large, flatscreen TVs; plenty of tables, seating for up to 150 and a kitchen. If you need a place for a seminar or event, call (858) 454-6126 for availability and rental rates. The room is always in use on Wednesday mornings, when REBA brokers meet to discuss properties, market conditions, and pitch listings on the REBA caravan. u

■W  hen: Jan. 9-12 ■W  here: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. ■A  dmission: • Four-Day Festival Pass: $40 for members, $60 for nonmembers • One-Day Pass: $25 nonmembers, $20 members, $10 students. ■C  ontact: (858) 454-5872 ■S  chedule: music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the 20th and 21st centuries. Its resident performing ensemble is NOISE. u

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Bill Gibbs with his wife, Barbara, who died 20 years ago: “We were married for 52 years, two months and seven days. I had a very good wife. I don’t know how she stood me the first 18 years, after that I was a good boy.” Courtesy

In the 1940s, Gibbs also offered to teach cadets how to fly, which in draftdriven World War II, was a great military service. “The school went from 160 cadets to 720 cadets, with 250 planes and 200 instructors,” he said. “They needed pilots.” He was inducted into the Air Corps and continued to teach for his military service for four-and-a-half years during the war. During that time, he worked out of a building constructed for the Ryan School. He worked on the third floor of the three-level building, but to get there, he had to cross a landing on the second floor that connected to stairs leading to the third floor. At the end of the landing worked a young secretary named Barbara. “That’s where I first met her,” he said of his would-be wife. “We were married for 52 years, two months and seven days. I had a very good wife. I don’t know how she stood me the first 18 years, after that I was a good boy.” It was Barbara who brought the Gibbs family to La Jolla. After living in Mission Beach for 14 years, Barbara (20 years deceased) wanted to move to La Jolla. So in 1959, she started looking, and when she found their Muirlands home, she told Bill, “I found it.” He’s been there ever since. Soon after they moved to La Jolla, Gibbs wanted to take aerial shots of

La Jolla has more people now than when I moved here (in 1959). But I think that’s a really good thing. They’ve done a good job of maintaining the ambiance of La Jolla.

— Bill Gibbs 103-year-old La Jolla resident

their new neighborhood to send to people as postcards. But when he flew up, he saw there were so many vacant lots surrounding his home, he decided to try again in a few years. “La Jolla has more people now than when I moved here,” he said, wondering if the population had doubled or even tripled. “But I think that’s a really good thing. They’ve done a good job of maintaining the ambiance of La Jolla.” Gibbs was a member of Kiwanis Club of San Diego — whose mission is to conduct service projects that respond to community needs — for 28 years, and he recently received the Duck Award, for “ducking” club presidency the longest of anyone. He also serves on the advisory board for the Salvation Army San Diego, and has for more than 45 years. He was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for his work with the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, as well as several porcelain bells thanking him for his frequent times as a bell ringer

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to Salvation Army kettles. Gibbs also established, through the Air and Space Museum, the Bill Gibbs Endowment Fund, which offers scholarships for those with aviation aspirations. Having long since retired, Gibbs now enjoys spending time with his family, including sons Buzz and David; grandchildren Joanna, Elizabeth, Brant and Katharine; and great-grandchildren Madeline, Will and Josie. Much to Buzz Gibb’s chagrin, he doesn’t think genetics are the secret to his father’s longevity. Instead, he poses, it could be his dad’s attitude. “He is extremely friendly, he goes out and meets people all the time,” he said, adding that Bill Gibbs outlived most of his brothers and sisters, and the two who remain (despite being much younger), are not in the same shape he’s in. “It’s not just genes, they have to be meshed just right,” Buzz Gibb’s said. “Dad just happened to be put together well.” u

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County asks residents to recycle holiday trees The County of San Diego reminds residents to recycle their holiday trees and foliage. Trees and yard trimmings are easily recyclable into mulch and compost. n Trees taller than four feet should be cut in half. n All tree stands, nails and tree decorations must be removed. n Check with your local hauler to see if they accept flocked trees, most do not. To learn more about recycling, visit the county’s Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste database at or call (877) 713-2784. Most waste haulers offer holiday treerecycling programs to pick up trees with yard waste on regular collection days. In addition to curbside pick-up, a tree drop-off is at Kate Sessions Memorial Park, Soledad Road and Loring Street in La Jolla. u

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Top view of the mosaic bench created in honor of Muirland Middle School teacher Craig Goldman

Bench placed in memory of Muirlands teacher Craig Goldman


eachers and staff of Muirlands Middle School gathered Dec. 17 for the unveiling of a mosaic bench dedicated to teacher Craig Goldman as a celebration of his life as an educator. “The bench was designed by integrating quotes, sayings and expressions shared by students, parents and teachers about Craig,” Principal Chris Hargrave told the group. “Mosaic artist Jane Wheeler

and Muirlands Foundation copresident Margaret Ohara meticulously placed each rock, colorful glass tile, and clay piece to create a unique tribute to Craig. This bench will serve as a symbol and reminder of Craig’s life work as a learner, teacher, mentor, colleague and friend.” The teachers created the fusedglass pieces tiled into the bench and provided a “word” describing Craig that was stamped into clay to create

the border. Numerous quotes by Craig surround the bench, as well as words about him from others, including: “Every student can achieve”; “Achieve your fullest potential as a student and human being”; “Do what you love in service to others”; and “You can do anything.” The student tributes included: “He made every student feel special” and ”He was more than just a teacher.” u — Jane Wheeler

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The sides of the bench include some of Mr. Goldman’s inspirational quotes to students. Photos by Pearl Preis

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From MEMOIR, B1 put them in perspective. “You can find out a lot about yourself by writing a narrative, more so than just thinking,� she said. And it helps the reader by offering inspiration and a connection with the past. “Many people don’t think others would be interested in their stories, but to them I say, wouldn’t you just love to have a memoir written by your grandmother? What was life like then? What family stories could she have told that would shed light on your parents’ personalities and your ingrained values? “By writing a memoir, we can leave something behind for our children, grandchildren, even our community and business colleagues.� Sanger is more than well-qualified to help others uncover their memories and find their voices. Her illustrious career spans 40 years and includes teaching deaf children to speak, writing travel articles and guidebooks, setting up museum exhibits and uncovering artifacts as an archeologist. She has written seven books, including “Easter Island: The Essential Guide,� “Southern California for Kids,� and “Discovering Prehistoric Rock Art.� Inspired early by Helen Keller’s memoirs, Sanger earned a bachelor’s

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Many people don’t think others would be interested in their stories, but to them I say, wouldn’t you just love to have a memoir written by your grandmother?


— Kay Sanger

Kay Sanger has traveled around the world and worked on several archeological projects on Easter Island (pictured) and in Costa Rica, Mexico and Central California. Courtesy degree in speech/communications from Purdue University, then a master’s degree in education from USC before teaching deaf children in Los Angeles, Sydney, Australia and London. While living in Sydney, her husband, journalist Tom Sanger, encouraged her to write about her experiences and so began a 30-year

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freelance travel-writing career. Her love of other cultures was further fueled by a three-and-ahalf-months trip she and her husband took by bus from Kathmandu, Nepal, to London in the early 1970s. The Overland Route followed the steps of Alexander the Great and stopped in several countries, including

India, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Greece before the Sangers bought a car in Germany and headed to London. After a brief stint in London, Sanger and her husband returned to Los Angeles and had a daughter and a son. Fascinated by all the cultures she’d seen and written about, she returned to college, earning a

master’s degree in anthropology/ archeology at UCLA. She participated in several archeological projects on Easter Island and in Costa Rica, Mexico and Central California. She also worked for two major museums in Los Angeles — the UCLA Fowler Museum and the J. Paul Getty Trust — running educational workshops and writing public relations and marketing materials. In 1997, Sanger and her husband moved to La Jolla, where she has continued to write and teach others how to write. In addition to “The World I Live In� by Helen Keller, Sanger says her favorite memoirs are “The Road from Coorain� by Jill Ker Conway, and “Wild: From Lost to Found in the Pacific Crest Trail� by Cheryl Strayad. The latter inspired her to complete several long-distance hikes, including a recent 70-mile walk on England’s Cotswold Way to celebrate her 70th birthday. As for writing her own memoir, Sanger has two in mind: one about her career, and another about the trip she took 40 years ago from Kathmandu to Europe, where she especially enjoyed the people and sights in Afghanistan. “I took plenty of notes, but at the time, no one wanted to know about those areas, they were too remote to sell,� she said. u




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Journalists celebrate the season at Map & Atlas Museum


he Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla, at 7825 Fay Avenue, Suite LL-A, was the site of the annual San Diego Journalists Holiday Party that doubled as a cartography party for print, broadcast and online media, including members of San Diego Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Guests sampled wine and appetizers while mingling amid the museum’s 500 rare and wide array of maps depicting ancient worlds, mythological creatures and parts unknown. Displayed chronologically and by theme, one map from 1714 leaves the top of the world blank, while other collections tell old-world myths of monsters in the sea and show California as an island. Photos by Daniel K. Lew

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‘Who Am I This Time?’ unfolds in fun and romance By Diana Saenger In 1961, Kurt Vonnegut had a short story published in the Saturday Evening Post. That story, along with two other Vonnegut gems — “Long Walk to Forever,” and “Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son” — is the basis of the comedy “Who Am I This Time?” written by Aaron Posner and onstage at North Coast Repertory Theatre, Jan. 8-Feb. 2. “I chose this play to open the year with because it’s charming, moving, funny, clear and lifeaffirming,” said NCRT Artistic Director David Ellenstein. “It’s all about love and taking care of the people you care about — really appropriate for these current times.” In “Who Am I This Time?” extremely shy, nondescript, smalltown fellow Harry Nash agrees to perform in a local amateur theater where he literally becomes each character he plays. When he meets a female fellow actor, who is much like himself, they find a mutual attraction. Andrew Barnicle directs the show. “Andrew has a great track record and is of the right generation,” Ellenstein said. “He’s from New England where the

A romantic comedy leads off the New Year at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Ben Cole, James Leaming and Cristina Flynn rehearse in ‘Who Am I This Time?’ Aaron Rumley

If you go ■ What: ‘Who Am I This Time?’ ■ When: Matinees, evenings Jan. 8-Feb. 2 ■ Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach ■ Tickets: $37-$54 ■ Box Office: (858) 481-1055 ■ Web: story takes place, and he’s a softie at heart, something needed to understand these characters.” Ellenstein said Vonnegut‘s touching stories are about good salt-of-the-Earth people. The

stories include conflict, but are resolved in unique ways. The talented cast of seven includes actors new to NCRT, returning actors, and real-life couple Cindy Marty and Greg North. Ellenstein said he is also excited about the upcoming productions filling the rest of the season. “ ‘The School For Lies,’ adapted from Moliére’s ‘The Misanthrope,’

is funny and over-the-top naughty, with custom wigs and costumes and a cast of amazing major talents,” he said. “We also have two world premieres. ‘Mandate Memories’ stars Rosina Reynolds and Apollo Dukakis. I’ve known Apollo for a long time. He’s Olympia Dukakis’ brother and an extremely wellknown national actor. It’s the two

actors in a talk-intriguing character study. ‘Faded Glory’ is so exciting because it’s about a whacky general, whose story is so hard to believe, but it’s true. “And finally, we have ‘Romance/Romance,’ a two-act musical. One act takes place in Vienna in the 1890s, and the other takes place in New York in the 1990s.” u

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The Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla will extend its exhibit of the works of the California pictographic mapmaker and artist Jo Mora through February at 7825 Fay Ave., Suite LL-A. The exhibit features examples of all of Mora’s “cartes,” including his iconic 1928 Whimsical Map of San Diego, as well as sculptures, books and the rare first edition 1933 “Evolution of the Cowboy” poster. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and first and third Saturdays. Free. (858) 653-6277.

n Jan. 23: Joshua White NYC Quartet, with award-winning pianist White, alto saxophonist David Binney, drummer Mark Ferber and bassist Hamilton Price. n Feb. 13: Kenny Werner Trio, with pianist Werner, Johannes Weidenmueller on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums. n Feb. 23: Tord Gustavsen Quartet from Norway, with Gustavsen on piano, Mats Eilertsen on bass, Jarle Vespestad on drums and Tore Brunborg on saxophones. n Feb. 27: Amina Figarova Sextet, led by pianist/composer/ arranger Figarova with Bart Platteau on flutes, Marc Mommaas on tenor saxophone, Ernie Hammes on trumpet, Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Jason Brown on drums. u

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ianist Clipper Erickson and soloist handbell artist Rise Kagan-Erickson will make their fourth annual West Coast appearance for a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Program highlights will include works by J.S. Bach, Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann, Nathaniel Dett and others. Admission is free, although donations will be collected. More information at Erickson made his debut as a soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra at age 19 in Los Angeles. He studied at Indiana University, The Juilliard School and Yale University and has performed as a soloist with

orchestras throughout the nation. He teaches at Westminster Conservatory and Temple University where he is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Kagan-Erickson’s love for bells was passed on to her by her mother, who rang the Cornell University Chimes as an undergraduate. She received a B.A. in Music Therapy from Montclair State University in New Jersey and started ringing handbells in the 1970s. In the mid 1990s, she became a soloist and directed a handbell choir in Germany. In 2006, she returned to the United States, settling in Bucks County, Penn. She is a founding member of Main Line Ringers, a Philadelphia ensemble. u

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Scout Troop plans 50th year party


oy Scout Troop 506, based in La Jolla and sponsored by the United Methodist Church at 6063 La Jolla Blvd., will mark its 50th year in February. To celebrate the occasion, the troop will host a Golden Anniversary party, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8 at the La Jolla Community Center. All leaders, parents — past and present — are invited to attend. The active, adventure sports-oriented troop is led by Scoutmaster Jacques Naviaux, who in his youth earned the Eagle Scout designation. “I am committed to making men out of these Scouts,” Naviaux said, “With the help and support of a very dedicated and proactive parents group.” For more details, visit and e-mail Assistant Scoutmaster Suzanne Yelland at u

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Furs by Graf has operated in various locations since it was founded in 1927.

The current location at 7670 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Clairemont, will close in early 2014.

Furs by Graf to close store with clearance discounts BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Rhineheimer bought his business on Third Avenue, across from the U.S. Grant Hotel, and opened her first shop as a single woman. Shortly afterward, in 1927, she married Ludi Graf, one of the young men with whom her family had traveled to San Diego. Ludi Graf, an interior designer, remodeled the shop and helped operate Furs by Graf. The desire for fur clothing flourished in the 1950s, as did Graf’s business. Needing more space, she relocated to Fifth Avenue and B Street. In the late 1960s, as her business continued to grow, she opened a

store in La Jolla at 7644 Girard Ave. In 1969, Fashion Valley shopping center debuted in Mission Valley, and Graf opened a shop next to Buffums Department Store. In the 1970s, she consolidated all three of her shops into her Fashion Valley location, and operated that store until the 1990s when she relocated to Mission Valley Heights. She remained there for 10 years before moving to her current location in Clairemont. Graf passed away in 2000 at age 95. Her husband died one week later. The couple was married for 74 years.


By Marti Gacioch Furs by Graf, a full-service furrier in the San Diego community since 1927, is closing its doors in early 2014. Wilhelmina (Minnie) Rhineheimer founded the family business in the early 1920s after emigrating from Kaiser-Slauten, Germany to San Diego with her mother and sisters. They traveled with three young men who were friends of the sisters. Rhineheimer fit the classic immigrant profile of a young woman

coming to the United States determined to work hard and make a good life. “She was definitely a pioneer — a petite but strong-willed woman — who worked at the shop into her 80s,” said Kimberly Graf, Rhineheimer’s granddaughter, who worked in the family business for 42 years. Speaking of her grandmother, Graf said Rhineheimer found a job working for a furrier in downtown San Diego where she learned all of the processes, including cleaning, glazing, remodeling (redesigning a fur into a different style), repairing and storage. After her employer went bankrupt,

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 13-0010152 Title Order No. 13-0033246 APN No. 638252-20-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/10/2009. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ARMANDO URQUIETA, A SINGLE MAN, AND ANGELA URQUIETA, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/10/2009 and recorded 12/15/2009, as Instrument No. 2009-0691247, in Book N/A, Page 5802, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, will sell on 01/31/2014 at 9:00AM, SHERATON San Diego HOTEL & MARINA 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1627 CAITHNESS DRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA, 92173. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $252,842.28. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the

indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 13-0010152. 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. DATED: 01/02/2014 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246787 1/02, 1/09, 1/16/2014. LJ1576 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013-034897 Fictitious Business Name(s): Pure Barre La Jolla Located at: 7928 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on: 02/02/2012, and assigned File No. 2012-003163 is (are) abandoned by the following registrant (s): PBL Fitness, LLC, 14755 Caminito Lorren, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 12/18/2013. Lisa Lehmkuhl, President. LJ1574. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035135 Fictitious Business Name(s): Blissful Touch of Health Located at: 7590 Fay Ave., Ste. 508, La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Susan Forrest, 7248 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. This statement was

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county: La Jolla Light. Date: Dec. 24, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court LJ1577. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035059 Fictitious Business Name(s): Bamcis Tactical Located at: 494 Calico Rd., Oceanside, CA, 92058, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 12/19/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mark Saghy, 494 Calico Rd., Oceanside, CA 92058. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/19/2013. Mark Saghy. LJ1568. Dec. 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034572 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. The Patio on Lamont Street b. The Patio on Lamont Located at: 4445 Lamont Street, San Diego, CA, 92109, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4445 Lamont Street, San Diego, CA 92109. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 11/05/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: ANI Development, LLC, 4445 Lamont Street, San Diego, CA 92109, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/13/2013. Gina Champion-Cain, Manager. LJ1572. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034599 Fictitious Business Name(s): Gonshery Litigation Support Located at: 1240 India St., #314, San Diego, CA, 92101, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 415 Laurel St., #346, San Diego, CA 92101. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 5/1/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Clifford E. Gonshery, 1240 India St., #314, San Diego, CA 92101. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/13/2013. Clifford E. Gonshery, Pres. LJ1564. Dec. 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034901 Fictitious Business Name(s): Corona Construction Co. Located at: 5590-3 Renaissance Ave., San Diego, CA, 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The first day of business was 01/01/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. George R. Corona, 5590-3 Renaissance Ave., San Diego, CA 92122 #2. Darleen B. Corona, 5590-3 Renaissance Ave., San Diego, CA, 92122 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/18/2013. George R. Corona, Owner. LJ1567. Dec. 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034589 Fictitious Business Name(s): Simpson Dental And Associates Located at: 2333 Camino Del Rio South #310, San Diego, CA, 92108, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 11/25/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Barbara Perlitch DDS Inc., 2333 Camino Del Rio South #310, San Diego, CA 92108, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/13/2013. Barbara Perlitch, President. LJ1566. Dec. 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034672 Fictitious Business Name(s): Wired Electrical Systems Located at: 10679 Westview Pkwy., San Diego, CA, 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 12/15/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Norman Wesley Lee, 450 Coronation Ave., Gahanna, OH 43230. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/16/2013. Norman Wesley Lee. LJ1565. Dec. 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033302 Fictitious Business Name(s): Lana Hair Stylist Located at: 7710 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA, 92108, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 3667 Brookshire St., San Diego, CA 92111. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lan Danh, 3667 Brookshire St., San Diego, CA 92111. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/27/2013. Lan Danh, Owner. LJ1562. Dec. 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034122 Fictitious Business Name(s): Novy Located at: 478 Marine St., La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 12/1/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Brian Currens, 478 Marine St., La Jolla, CA 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/09/2013. Brian Currens. LJ1561. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034120 Fictitious Business Name(s): Rens Design Located at: 478 Marine St., La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 12/1/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Brian Currens, 478 Marine St., La Jolla, CA

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n Battery with serious bodily injury, 6200 block Dowling Drive, 2:20 p.m. n Commercial burglary, 3100 block Evening Way, 6 p.m. n Vandalism (less than $400), 5800 block Beaumont Avenue, 8:30 p.m. n Rape, 6200 block La Pintura Drive, 10 p.m.

Coast Boulevard, 1:45 p.m. n Vehicle break-in/theft, 8200 block El Paseo Grande, 2:30 p.m. n Battery on person, 2600 block Torrey Pines Road, 7:30 p.m.

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n Rape, 8300 block Camino del Oro, 9 p.m.

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Dec. 28 n Vehicle break-in/theft, 9700 block Black Gold Road, 8 a.m. n Vehicle break-in/theft, 9600 block La Jolla Farms Road, 8:05 a.m. n Grand theft (unspecified), 7800 block Girard Avenue, 3 p.m.

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n Commercial burglary, 7400 block La Jolla Boulevard, 2:50 a.m. n Commercial burglary, 1200 block Prospect Street, 11 p.m.

n Residential burglary, 8500 block Via Mallorca, 1 p.m.

n Vehicle break-in/theft, 5700 block La Jolla Boulevard, 4 a.m. n Terrorist threats that threaten family, 8800 block Vila La Jolla Drive, 11:30 a.m.

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iving in a stress-filled electromagnetic soup has created a nation of insomniacs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 50 and 70 million American adults suffer from sleep disorders. If you’re among them, consider making the new year the time to muffle the static in your head, ease tense muscles, trigger sleep hormones (serotonin and melatonin) to flow freely and get your long overdue beauty sleep. Let’s toss the sleeping pills and indulge in soporific foods. Pleasant dreams.

n Hit the hay with hummus Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, contain a load of tryptophan, an amino acid your body uses to make the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep and circadian patterns. So chow down on some whole-wheat pita chips and hummus as a bedtime snack for a peaceful slumber. Other tryptophan powerhouses that might help you sleep tight (especially with a generous side of carbs) include turkey, notorious for causing Thanksgiving naps, elk and crustaceans. Whip up a pot of seafood cioppino, lobster cocktail, scallop stir-fry or Spanish paella, and dream on.

n Green sleeping machines Some mighty leafy greens are packed with calcium, which stimulates the brain to use tryptophan for the manufacture of snooze-inducing melatonin. So go green with a warm wilted spinach salad, sweet and sour mustard greens, kale confetti with pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds, or an arugula pesto for burger toppings. Or turn over a new leaf with lethargictriggering lettuce leaves containing lactucarium to lull you to sleep.

n Liquid lullabies Your grandma’s tried-and-true sleep remedy — a warm glass of milk before bedtime — still does the trick, since the calcium and tryptophan in dairy products help dial up melatonin. A soothing cup of chamomile tea will also trigger a restful night by

boosting the body’s glycine, a natural sedative to relax tense nerves and muscles. Passion fruit tea will accomplish sleeplike-a-baby slumber thanks to the Harman alkaloids found in the tea’s flowers. Tart cherry juice, too, has been found to hike melatonin levels for putting the skids on insomnia.

n Sweet dreams, honey Some of the natural sugars in honey, including glucose, fructose and maltose boost insulin levels, which in turn enable tryptophan to flow into the brain with greater ease. Dissolve a spoonful of honey in a cup of chamomile tea for a double dose of drowsy.

n Calming carbs Studies have shown that certain carbs contribute to some serious shut-eye, especially jasmine rice, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, pretzels and corn chips. Once again, these moderate to high-glycemic foods hike insulin levels, prodding tryptophan to enter the brain bringing on zzz’s.

n Bedtime B’s Crank up your B6s, such as wild caught salmon, halibut and raw garlic to manufacture melatonin and serotonin. Cheesy garlic toast, teriyaki salmon burgers or a halibut fillet dressed in aioli sauce will do the tranquilizing trick, too.

n Nighty night nuts Load up on assorted nuts before retiring for the night, especially heart-healthy tryptophan and magnesium-rich almonds, walnuts rife with tryptophan and melatonin, flaxseeds, an omega-3 mood elevator, and pistachios, a B6 powerhouse.

n Mellow yellow A bedtime banana is a perfect package with muscle-relaxing magnesium, and mellowing melatonin and serotonin. Slice on a piece of whole-what toast slathered with almond butter for a soothing, hit the sack snack. u — For additional sleep-aid recipes, e-mail

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