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Volume XVI, Issue 3


Jan. 12, 2011 Published Weekly

City may not renew sheriff contract BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

The Del Mar City Council on Jan. 9 directed the city’s finance committee to look for alternatives to contracting with the county Sheriff’s department. The move is in response to the cost of the contract, which has escalated about

■ Accomplished corporate sales trainer shares secrets of the trade. Page 4

Opinions on One Paseo presented to council

Del Mar concerned about escalating pensions 5.5 percent annually, from $966,000 in 2001 to $1,720,00 in 2011. Pensions alone have risen from $14,300 to $51,400. “I don’t like the way the Sheriff’s contract is negotiat-

ed. We have virtually no role in setting the terms of that contract, yet it commits a major part of our budget,” Del Mar City Councilman Don Mosier said. “When I first came on council I was

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By JOE TASH A proposal by Del Mar fair board member Tom Chino to foster transparency on the panel took a sideways turn at the board’s Tuesday meeting, when fellow board members and a deputy attorney general instead questioned whether Chino’s relationship with a local attorney amounts to a conflict of interest. Chino, who was one of five new board members appointed last summer by Gov. Jerry Brown, proposed


As the City of Del Mar conducts studies that will dictate development as part of its own downtown revitalization, a large-scale Carmel Valley project is in the works that could have a major impact on the future of the Village. One Paseo, a proposed mixed-use development planned for the 23-acre parcel at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, has some local officials concerned about potential traffic and retail impacts. “One can easily surmise that it will be a negative impact,” said Del Mar City Councilman Don Mosier. “The only question is how great that impact will be.” Bob Fuchs, of the advocacy group “What Price Main Street,” gave a presentation to the Del Mar City


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shocked at how much we were spending for the level of service we are getting.” In addition to pensions, Sheriff’s department salaries have increased by about $15,000 from 2002 to 2010

and overtime payouts have increased by about $10,000. Finance Department Chair Jeff Sturgis brought the analysis to the council after being directed in July to examine the increases. “There has not been a loud outcry of concern re-

that the board pass a policy that all committee meetings – and meetings with state and federal representatives – be held in publicly noticed open session. In a series of emails between Chino, other board members and officials with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the state-owned Del Mar fairgrounds, Chino noted that he was concerned a proposed series of meetings between a state official and board members would be held in private. The emails were contained in the agenda packet for Tuesday’s meeting.


Bluff stabilization wraps up in Del Mar BY CLAIRE HARLIN A $4.8 million project to stabilize 1.6 miles of coastal bluffs between Seagrove Park and Torrey Pines State Beach will culminate this week. The project, carried out by the San Diego Associa-

tion of Governments (SANDAG) and funded primarily from Statewide Transportation Improvement Program and Federal Transportation Administration grants, was meant to stabilize the bluffs


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22nd. Ag. District briefs, Jan. 10 meeting Coast to Crest Trail Project Approved The 22nd District Agricultural Association board, which oversees both the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Horse Park to the east of Interstate 5, has approved a project that will clear the way for a segment of the Coast to Crest Trail to be built through the Horse Park property. The board voted unanimously at its Jan. 10 meeting to authorize the reconfiguration of turf rings at the Horse Park which are used for horse shows. The project will open up space along the San Dieguito River, where a halfmile section of trail will run through the property. Work on the reconfiguration will begin in the fall to minimize disruption of equestrian events this summer. The San Dieguito River Park joint powers authority has already begun work on a segment of the trail to the west of the turf rings, said Susan Carter, deputy director of the JPA. When completed, the Coast to Crest trail will run about 55 miles from Julian to the beach at Del Mar. Currently, some 35 miles of the trail have been completed, Carter said. The Horse Park segment of the trail will be constructed with a $350,000 state grant. A portion of the 22nd DAA’s cost of reconfiguring the

turf rings will be reimbursed from the grant proceeds, Carter said.

Del Mar to Get Refund for Lease Overcharges The 22nd District Agricultural Association board on Tuesday, Jan. 10, agreed to refund any overpayment by the city of Del Mar on its lease of property on the Del Mar fairgrounds for use as a fire station. The lease between the city and the state of California, administered by the agricultural district, began in 2000 and runs through 2025. Both the city and the 22nd DAA staff believe the state miscalculated rent increases under the lease, according to a report by agricultural district staff. A letter from the city indicates the total amount overpaid is $85,000. The board voted Tuesday to calculate the amount of overpayment and refund that amount to the city, possibly by waiving rent payments in the coming year. The board will also work with the state to amend the lease to require a payment of $1 per year from the city, the previous rate in place before the current lease was enacted. The city paid $40,000 to lease the property in 2000, and the rent has increased each year under a formula contained in the lease, tied to the Consumer Price Index.

City officials contend the $1 per year lease is justified because the fairgrounds generates the most calls for Fire Department service of any location within the city.

Fair Board Officers Elected Members of the 22nd District Agricultural Association board elected Adam Day and Frederick Schenk as president and vice president for 2012 at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Day was appointed to the agricultural board in 2008 and his four-year term expires this Sunday, Jan. 15. Schenk was one of five new members appointed to the board in August by Gov. Jerry Brown. As of this Sunday, the terms of three members of the nine-member panel will have expired: Day, Russ Penniman and Ruben Barrales. Penniman’s term expired in January 2010 and Barrales’ will expire on Sunday. Director Michael Alpert recently stepped down from the panel, meaning that Brown will soon have the option of appointing up to four new members to the board. Day said he has applied for a new four-year term, and does not know when the governor is expected to make new appointments. — Reported by Joe Tash

Del Mar crimes and arrests in December 2011 The numbers of crimes and arrests/citations with valid addresses that were reported to the San Diego County’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) by Jan. 3, 2011 for the month of Dec. 2011 in the San Diego City neighborhood of Del Mar Heights and the City of Del Mar are shown below: Del Mar Heights • 12 Crimes involving property: 5 residential burglaries, 1 financial, 2 vehicle theft, 1 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle, and 3 vehicle break-ins • 3 Other lesser crimes 18 Arrests/Citations: 5 DUI, 1 narcotics, 1 speeding, 9 traffic other than DUI and speeding, and 2 other types City of Del Mar • 3 Crimes against persons: 1 aggravated and 2 simple assaults • 11 Crimes involving property: 1 commercial burglary, 2 financial, 1 malicious mischief/vandalism, 1 vehicle theft, 1 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle, and 5 vehicle breakins • 59 Arrests/Citations: 1 drunk in public, 1 DUI, 55 traffic other than DUI and speeding, and 2 other types You can get a map that shows the location of each incident and a report that lists date, time, and hundred-block addresses at — Adrian Lee, SDPD Northwestern Division Community Relations Officer

San Diego Museum of Art docent to give visual presentation at St. Peter’s Church Guest speaker Mary Kay Gardner, San Diego Museum of Art docent, will give a visual presentation of “Latin American Art: Its influences and Traditions” on Jan. 23. The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 15th & Maiden Lane (across the street from the Del Mar Plaza). Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members and first-time guests, $5 for other others. Information: 760-704-6436 or email:


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garding the service provided, but rather the expense,” he said. “The city may want to look at different types of services than what we are currently asking our Sheriff to provide.” Sturgis outlined three options: contracting with another city; keeping the current contract; or forming a joint powers authority similar to that which the city uses for fire services. At this point, city staff will further assess the costs and benefits for all possible options and return to council for additional direction. Carlsbad is a nearby city that has its own police force and could be a viable option to contract with, officials said. Mayor Carl Hilliard said he has already been in conversation with

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as a preventative measure because erosion can cause the bluff face to inch closer to the coastal train track. “Bluffs erode naturally, either by wind or storm, over time, so we wanted to stabilize them so they will still be there whether or not the tracks are there in the future,” said Jim Linthicum, SANDAG’s director of mobility. “If a big storm comes in, we don’t want to come in

Carlsbad regarding this option. Sturgis said other cities have also identified pensions and retirements as a problem. “This isn’t just unique to us,” he said. “Everyone else is in a contract and they are feeling the same inflation that we are.” He also added that the city has no negotiating leverage. “We owe it to the community to explore all options and find out the best possible service at the lowest cost,” said Councilman Mark Filanc. “The rate of increase in the pensions is not sustainable.” Officials said it is harder to measure public satisfaction with Sheriff’s services than to assess costs. To share input on this issue, email


on an emergency basis. This is preventative maintenance, part of owning and maintaining a railroad.” The project consisted of drilling 36-inch diameter holes spaced 10 feet apart and reaching 40 to 65 feet into the bluff. Steel reinforcement beams were installed in the holes, which were backfilled with concrete, and tie-backs were installed at some locations. “Instead of building a wall that everyone will see, we drill these shafts every 10 feet and they form a wall in-

side the bluff,” Linthicum said. The project was planned according to an extensive soil study conducted in 2004, which assessed the geography of the area and prioritized areas to be stabilized. Another phase of bluff stabilization will take place when funds are available, Linthicum said, however such a project will be in competition with other needs when it comes to funding.

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Council on Jan. 9 that emphasized the scale of the Kilroy Realty project — 1,852,000 square feet, he said — as well as issues like character, congestion and density increase. While the presentation took on a critical tone, several local residents voiced their support for the project, namely because of its added services, diversion and jobs. Fuchs said the project, which would have a “main street” corridor lined with shops, includes a proposed 536,000 square feet of office space and 270,000 square feet of retail space. By comparison, the Del Mar Highlands Town Center contains 278,000 square feet of retail space. “This additional retail represents 43 percent more

retail space than currently exists in Carmel Valley north of Highway 56,” he said. Fuchs said the project is estimated to generate about 5,700 trips per day, and will be located in a 10-story and an eight-story building with some office over retail. Additionally, 608 residential units, a hotel, structured parking and possibly a convention center are part of the proposed plan, Fuchs said. Fuchs pointed out the possibility of increased traffic, which would be added to existing traffic from the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Torrey Pines High School. He said One Paseo might not only undermine Del Mar’s downtown revitalization plan, but it could “seriously degrade ingress and egress to and from both Carmel Valley and Del Mar.” Meanwhile, the sales tax revenues from the project will only be benefitting San Diego to the extent that it draws sales from neighboring jurisdictions, he said. Representatives from both Kilroy and Atlantis Group, a land-use consulting firm, were present. They did not back up the numbers presented by Fuchs, saying that environmental impact, market and traffic studies are still ongoing and no definitive numbers have

been approved by the City of San Diego. Marcela Escobar, of Atlantis Group, said developers will work with the Del Mar planning department as soon as those studies are complete and more information is available. “Today you’ve heard a lot of numbers about the size of the project, average daily trips and the traffic, but the reality is that the city has not approved the final traffic study,” Escobar said. “Until then, we can’t discuss those numbers. We are hopeful that the environmental impact report (EIR) will be out for public review in the next few weeks.” She said the EIR will take into account “any and all impacts,” including effects on the local retail market. “We are very cognizant of the fact that you are undertaking a tremendous effort to update your Village Specific Plan and how important the effects of anything that could affect retail for Del Mar is,” Escobar told the council. Richard Copeland, a Carmel Valley resident since 1986, said part of the reason he moved to the area from Santa Barbara is that there was more development and infrastructure here. He said he welcomes the project, es-

pecially because it offers employment — something he said is hard to come by in Santa Barbara. He said he doesn’t want to see beautiful Del Mar end up similarly — “land of the newly wed and nearly dead,” he said. Steve Scott, a Solana Beach resident who has worked for Kilroy for more than 13 years, said that he “agrees to disagree” with much of the information presented in Fuchs’ presentation, and looks forward to presenting the One Paseo project with the community when the time is appropriate. “We believe the appropriate time is when the DEIR [draft environmental impact report] is out for public review,” he said. Del Mar Planning and Community Development Director Kathy Garcia said the next step for the city will be to respond to One Paseo’s DEIR in writing to the City of San Diego, the lead agency on the project, during the public comment period. “They would respond to comments on the final EIR that would go to the City of San Diego for adoption,” said Garcia, adding that there could be “in some cases synergy and in some cases conflict.”

Friends of the Powerhouse to hold ‘Casino Night’ Friends of the Powerhouse will present “Casino Night” Feb. 4 at the Powerhouse in Del Mar. Back by popular demand, this event includes dinner by Jake’s Restaurant, casino tables, music and dancing with a Live Auction conducted by Joe Harper and Pat Vergne, The fun filled night begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m., dress is casual. Tickets to the event are $60 each. Please reserve by Jan. 27, tickets are limited. Call 858755-1641. Additional information can be found at

Del Mar Foundation offers January events The Del Mar Foundation will hold the following events in January: •Thursday, Jan. 26: Del Mar Foundation Children’s Committee Meeting and Social, Del Mar Library, 9:30 a.m. •Monday, Jan. 30: “Del Mar Foundation Meet and Greet” featuring Joe Harper, director, president and CEO of the Del Mar Turf Club, Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center, 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Please visit the Foundation’s web site at for registration information.

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Carruth Cellars earns top honors in major wine competition Carruth Cellars winery on South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach earned a number of awards, including a “best of class,” in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which wrapped up this week. The competition is the largest wine contest in the country. This year it set a new American wine competition record with 5,500 entries, surpassing its previous record of 5,050 last year. Carruth Cellars was named “best of class” in the $30$35 range for its cabernet sauvignon, and the winery earned a silver medal for its cabernet in the $35 to $39 range. The winery, owned by Adam Carruth, also took the gold for its petite sirah and malice, and it took bronze medals in the “other reds/varietals” category for its North Coast Cuvee blend and also the the “barber” category. Visit

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skills to the rest of the team. Very often, these top sales reps bombed as sales managers “because they did not really understand what they were doing right, and therefore were unable to teach their successful methods to others…Most sales training suffered from the same limitation.” “In 2008,” Bosworth said, “my partner and I realized that the truly superior salespeople do three things extremely well: They are masters of their products and can envision you using their product. They’re good at managing a complex sale, with multiple people, committees, financial approvers and such. And the third thing they are really good at is connecting with strangers.” At a basic level, the top reps were selling intuitively, he said. “They had a better sense of the customer and were better able to connect with the customer’s emotions about purchasing… through a skill that not only wasn’t taught in sales training, but which has been largely ignored in the business world: storytelling.” Storytelling, Bosworth says, appeals to the right side of the brain, “the emotional brain, where you trust and you say, ‘I want that’ and ‘I need that’. “The brain science is really interesting because most corporations are arming their salespeople with all the information to fill the left brain needs of their [potential] buyers — all the facts and figures — but all that information doesn’t influence a buyer to change [i.e. to buy].

“The human brain, in fact, is wired specifically so that stories, and storytelling, have a much stronger emotional impact than information that’s presented quantitatively” and often results in “paralysis by analysis.” Bosworth acknowledged he was one of those salesmen who intuitively knew how to influence others, connect with strangers and build trust, “but we didn’t figure out how to teach it to people until 2008.” Does he have any proof that rapport can be taught? “Well, it’s early,” he admitted, “but we’ve been doing the StoryLeaders training course for two years and building it. We’ve trained 125 Oracle salespeople so far, and it has been pretty amazing. They used to go out with a PowerPoint presentation of 200 slides with about 15 bullets per slide, and now they go out with 10 picture slides and tell the story of their product. “So far it’s been just me and my partner doing the [StoryLeaders] training but now that the book is out, we are going to build a channel of independent trainers. “My biggest hope, with this new book, is that we are going to get more new businesses to start because there’s a whole bunch of latent entrepreneurs out there….but the thing that keeps them from stepping out and starting their own business is a fear of selling. “My hope is that every latent entrepreneur will read our book and say, ‘You know, I can do this now.’ And that will help the economy because all those new jobs we need are going to come from people starting businesses.”


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The Reality of Extreme Weather, Part 1 Editor’s note: This report is the first in a two-part series chronicling recent findings about climate change. Part 2, to be published in our Jan. 19 issue, examines “What Can Be Done.� Gov. Jerry Brown requested the Scripps Institution of Oceanography meeting as part of a series of events focusing on climate change that the State of California is undertaking over the next several months with the goal of guiding contingency plans for extreme-weather disaster response.

BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN It’s not your imagination. Weather is becoming more “extreme,� leading to prolonged heat waves, heavier precipitation, severe flooding, more powerful hurricanes, and intense snowstorms. In the past 31 years, the United States has sustained 112 weather-related disasters in which damage costs reached or exceeded $1 billion, according to the National Climate Data Center. “Sixteen of those 112 events occurred in California,� said Tony Haymet, director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UCSD, during a Dec. 13 public forum on “Vulnerability and Adaptation to Extreme Events in California in the Context of a Changing Climate.� A dozen of the country’s leading climate researchers presented new findings on the coastal impact of sea level rise, affects of extreme events on agri-

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Senior Development Engineer Douglas Alden conducts fieldwork in the southern Sierra Nevada. More problematic is a culture production, human trend toward longer heat health impacts, the water waves, during which moralsupply, energy demand and infrastructure, and the tech- ity increases, and more humid heat waves resulting in nical solutions as well as higher nighttime temperabarriers to addressing these tures. “There’s less change issues. for people to cool off and “Extreme events occur recover,� said Ostro. rarely but they affect the Evening “chill hours� most people,� said SIO cliin which the temperature mate researcher Dan Cayan drops below 450 F are also who organized the workcritical for agriculture. shop at the behest of the “There are three million governor’s office. acres of fruit orchards with The human impact of chilling requirements,� said extreme events go beyond Louise Jackson, UC Davis. property destruction to direct and indirect health that “Increasing humid heat also can lead to higher mortality impacts red wine grape yields.� such as the catastrophic The long-term risks of 2003 heat wave in Europe sea level rise are of major estimated to have contribconcern because Califoruted to 30,000 deaths. “Heat waves are expect- nia’s development and infrastructure are coned to increase in both frecentrated along the coast. quency and duration and Retrospective data reveals extend over larger areas of that the majority of that California,� said Bart Ostro, building occurred during a Office of Environmental period of calm weather Health Hazard Assessment.

of the largest storm extremes in California. In 2009, an atmospheric river made landfall in California depositing 15 inches of rain and resulting in flooding in the Coastal Ranges. Projections indicate that the wettest ARs should become wetter and more frequent bringing with them higher risks of flood hazards in the Southwest; a trend increasing dramatically in the changing climate of the 21st century. “We hope that the workshop will foster the growing partnership between scientists and decision-makers,� said Cayan, “and will heighten the resolve of the public to reduce the impacts of severe weather and environmental conditions that are driven by climate variability and climate change.� Note: PDFs from the individual presentations are available at http://sio.ucsd. edu/extreme_climate. Workshop videos will be posted in early January. — Lynne Friedmann is a science writer based in Solana Beach.

Graduate student Lydia Roach and researcher Dan Cayan capture laminated sediments via freeze core from Swamp Lake located in Yosemite National Park in October 2007. storms of this magnitude from 1945 to 1980 when could cause more damage there was less flooding and than even a large earthdamage from severe storms. quake on the San Andreas We are now in a period Fault.â€? of increased storm wave Driving some of the damage to coastal developlargest precipitation events ment and infrastructure are “atmospheric riversâ€? made all the worse during (ARs), a term coined in El NiĂąo events. 1990 to describe a narrow “Major El NiĂąos have corridor of concentrated had greater impacts than moisture in the atmothe gradual rise of sea level sphere. ARs produce some over the past century,â€? said Gary Griggs, of UC Santa Cruz. “This will continue to be the case until 2050.â€? The risk posed to California from large earthquakes is well known by every citizen, but how many are aware of the other “Big Oneâ€? looming – a massive, statewide winter storm. The last such megastorm occurred in the winter of 1862 Images taken by MODIS sensors on Terra and Aquos and lasted 45 days. Sciensatellites show smoke from multiple Southern California tists conclude from predicwildfires drifting over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 22, 2007. tive modeling that future IMAGE COURTESY OF NASA AND MATI KAHRU

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The donated bench will feature a customized plaque inscribed with the words “We are the world” in Chinese, English, and Hebrew at the wishes of Del Mar Rendezvous’ Chef/Partner Tony Su.

Del Mar Rendezvous Restaurant donates bench to the Del Mar Village Association Del Mar Rendezvous, downtown Del Mar’s award-winning Chinese Fusion restaurant, recently announced the donation of a bench to the Del Mar Village Association (DMVA). The bench will be installed outside of Del Mar Rendezvous. The funds from the purchase of the bench will allow the DMVA to continue its efforts of enhancing the Del Mar Village while preserving the community’s history and unique character. “After many years of continuing support from the community of Del Mar we wanted to find a way to give back,” said Del Mar Rendezvous Managing Partner Daniel Schreiber. “Donating the bench to the community was a great opportunity to return some of that support.” The bench will be installed in late November. It will feature a customized plaque inscribed with the words “We are the world” in Chinese, English, and Hebrew at the

wishes of Del Mar Rendezvous’ Chef/Partner Tony Su. “In Chinese, the saying means that we are all brothers and sisters. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what your skin color is. When you come to our restaurant, we want you feel as comfortable as you would in your home among your family and friends,” Su said. Additional benches will be installed in downtown Del Mar. Individual sponsors for those benches include Jim Watkins (owner of the Stratford Square building), Tom Coppage (of En Fuego) and the Del Mar Village Association in honor of Jenny Craig. Previous DMVA Platinum Contributors include L’Auberge Del Mar, Stratford Square, 22nd Agricultural District, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar Inn, Sbicca and Pacifica Del Mar. For more information about Rendezvous, visit or call (858) 755-2669.

Medical Society Foundation wins statewide award The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation (SDCMSF) was awarded the 2011 Adarsh S. Mahal, MD Access to Health Care and Disparities Award at the recent California Medical Association (CMA) Annual Conference and CMA Foundation dinner for their work in addressing the unmet health care needs of uninsured patients throughout San Diego County. SDCMSF Executive Director and Del Mar resident Barbara Mandel accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Through its flagship program, Project Access San Diego, (PASD) the Foundation has assisted over 1,200 uninsured patients to receive specialty medical care through its network of volunteer physicians, hospitals, surgery centers, and other ancillary health services since the program’s initiation in 2009. Project Access patients are low-income adults who have no access to private health insurance through their employers, and are not eligible for public health benefits such as MediCal or CMS. For more information, visit

Keep Talking, We’re Listening One Paseo is the result of hundreds of conversations with our Carmel Valley neighbors. We heard that as the last piece of the Community Plan, you wanted a place to gather – a Main Street with restaurants, shops, movies and a specialty grocery store with great parking. For a Main Street to work, there needs to be a synergy of people living and working there. So we hired the nation’s best planners and designers to create something special. Our plan for One Paseo is just that: a special place. Yet we’re not done listening. As the City completes the environmental review next year, we want to continue the conversation with you. Please join us for a series of informal small group meetings. To sign up for a meeting, visit .

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January 12, 2012

Del Mar Financial Partners, Inc. sponsors USTA RSF Democratic Club to hold Congressional candidates forum pro-circuit event at Morgan Run Club & Resort The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club will present a Candidate Forum for the 52nd Congressional District on Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, located at 5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. The 2012 race for the 52nd Congressional District’s seat will be the most competitive race in San Diego County. As a result of redistricting, the 52nd Congressional District is almost evenly split between Democrat, Republican, and De-

Scott Peters and Lori Saldana cline-to-State voters with Republicans holding only a slight advantage. The fact that the 2012 primary election will be open to all voters with only the top two candidates advancing to the general election makes the June primary

even more important. There are two strong Democratic candidates running to unseat incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray: Scott Peters ( and Lori Saldana (, who will participate in the forum. At the close of the forum, members will endorse a candidate for the 52nd CD. Please RSVP to: events@ Members $15; Non-members $25. Questions: Maria McEneany: 858-759-2620.

Del Mar Financial Partners, Inc. will host the 2012 Del Mar Financial Partners, Inc. Open, a United States Tennis Associationsponsored event for the first time ever at Morgan Run Club & Resort, a private country club nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. The tournament is the first USTA Pro Circuit women’s features event of the 2012 season. It is only one of two professional tennis tournaments held in San Diego throughout the year, only followed by another tournament held by Morgan Run Club & Resort’s sister club, Mission Hills Country Club, in Palm Desert. The tournament will include qualifying singles, main draw singles and main draw doubles. This tournament will feature many professional players that are climbing up the world rankings and will soon be on the main tour. Past pro circuit players include; Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wazniacki, Jelena Jankovic, Justin Henin, Ana Ivanovic, along with many others. Qualifying matches begin Sunday, Jan. 29 and the Main Draw runs from Tuesday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 5. For more information, email

Del Mar Foundation begins 30th anniversary celebration with ‘Horses and Hollywood’ The Hospitality Committee of the Del Mar Foundation announces the first “Meet & Greet” of 2012 to be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Del Mar Powerhouse. The speaker, Joe Harper, is director, president & CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Harper is the leadoff speaker in a series of special events highlighting the 30th anniversary year of the Del Mar Foundation. Please join the Foundation for refreshments both before and after Harper’s talk.

racetrack history. He initially came to Del Mar from Santa Anita where he served as executive vice president for the Oak Tree Racing Association. At Del Mar he first served as executive vice president and general manager. In 1990 he took on the roles of president, CEO and general manager. He has been a director of DMTC since 1985. Harper grew up in Hollywood in the entertainment business as the grandson of famed director Cecil B.

Harper has guided the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) since 1978, through a period of growth and success unparalleled in America’s

deMille. He was a child actor in some of his grandfather’s most legendary films, including “The Ten Commandments” and “The Greatest Show on Earth.” In his 20s and early 30s he was a successful Hollywood cinematographer. Harper is proud to serve as a trustee of the Cecil B. deMille Foundation, which has been active in supporting education and film preservation at USC, UCLA and Chapman University. This event is by reservation only, as space is limited. Reservations currently are open for residents within the 92014 zip code and will open to those outside of 92014, on a space available basis, on Jan. 20. Visit for registration information.

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Lifetime television show to feature local resident’s Jazzercise studio, workout clothing line BY KAREN BILLING A Lifetime reality television show will showcase Carmel Valley resident Susan Jentzsch’s Jazzercise studio and workout clothing line “Moda by Sofia.” “The Balancing Act” will follow four women trying to make positive health and wellness changes in their lives and the segments will premiere on the Lifetime Network on Jan. 30. The show airs on weekday mornings at 7 a.m. and the audience will see the women The Moda by Sofia line, created by local resident Susan sporting Moda clothing and Jentzsch, will be featured on a Lifetime reality show. taking Jazzercise in Carmel Valcise for their body types. The quartet will ley. also visit the Sorrento Valley Jazzercise stuThe show will track the women, who dio for a class taught by Jentzsch. range in age from 20 to 50 years old, for six Every time the women are working out, months as they try to tackle challenges relatwhich aims to be a lot, they will be wearing ed to their weight, stress, financial troubles Moda by Sofia’s Pluscious line, a line Jenand divorce. The “big reveal,” the results tzsch created to fit curves, or “women built show, will be aired in July. like women.” Jentzsch is happy to be involved in a “That is exactly why I created the line show that supports the Healthy Weight because exercise clothes didn’t fit me,” said Commitment, a coalition of more than 190 Jentzsch, retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, Made from Supplex fabric, the clothing restaurants and professional sports organizamoves with the wearer, is fully breathable tions promoting ways to help people and fast drying. She designed the tanks to be achieve a healthy weight with goals to relonger than average and the built-in bra’s duce obesity, especially childhood obesity, straps come with elastic that is an inch thick by 2015. to be really supportive. The pants have flatShe also feels lucky to be able to share tering rear pockets, contoured stitching and her clothing line with a broader audience. are higher rise in the front and the back. “It’s completely a dream come true,” Jentzsch also created a SkinnyGirl line said Jentzsch. “I’m really excited to be a of Moda that flatters a different body type. part of it and I’m thrilled to let the greater Moda also has a fun aspect of allowing community know that there’s great things customers to self-style the clothes with their happening with local San Diego business choice of appliqués and sparkling crystals. owners.” Since October, Jentzsch has run the CarJentzsch’s involvement with the show mel Valley Jazzercise Center in Sorrento Valwas jolted by a chance meeting with “Balley, a 15,000-square-foot space that doubles ancing Act” producers O2 Media at the ACE as a storefront for her Moda line that she Fitness Symposium last year in San Diego. started three years ago. The dance-based fit“We started talking and we both fell in ness classes are offered seven days a week. love,” Jentzsch said. “The clothing line was Anyone who mentions this article can the perfect match for the show because it’s receive the first month of Jazzercise free. all about health and wellness.” Learn more by calling (858) 735-2714 or eAs a show sponsor, Jentzsch helped semailing Carlect the finalists in December in Florida. mel Valley Jazzercise Center is located at The women will travel to the Premier 11722 Sorrento Valley Road, suite E. Fitness Camp at La Costa Resort for a week


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Chabad of CV to host guest speaker David Nesenoff Chabad of Carmel Valley welcomes guest speaker David Nesenoff of Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the SD Jewish Academy Ulam room (11860 Carmel Creek Road. Nesenoff interviewed Helen Thomas, the dean of the Washington press corps, when she said that “Jews should get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home, back to Poland and Germany.” Hear the back-story of how a homegrown

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Upcoming DM Fairgrounds events include Antique Show, Home Decorating & Remodeling Del Mar Fairgrounds events and shows for January include: •Ski & Snowboard MegaSale — Jan. 1214 Ski and snowboard equipment and clothing “mega sale” open to the public. More or •Petco Walk.Run.Wag 5K9 — Jan. 15 5K and 1-mile walk/runs for people with or without a dog, plus a pet and fitness expo. More information: or www.walkrunwag. com •The Del Mar Antique Show — Jan. 2022 Antique show and sale. For $5 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also are available. More information: or •San Diego Sockers vs. Turlock Express — Jan. 21

Professional indoor soccer league play. More information: or www.sdsockers. com •Home Decorating & Remodeling Show — Jan. 27-29 This show features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses. This show will have a “green” theme and will highlight businesses that offer environmental products. More information: or •San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA Allbreed Cat Show — Jan. 28-29 Nearly 450 of the nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at the largest annual cat show on the West Coast. More than 30 cat breeds are expected to be recognized. Local rescue organizations will have cats available for adoption. Cat-related merchandise and educational presentations also are part of the weekend’s activities. More information: or www.sandiegocat. org

858 Tea Party: Call for candidates for Jan. 31 meeting The 858 Tea Party, a branch of the nationwide Tea Party movement for a return to Constitutional principles, is requesting all candidates running in the 858 region of San Diego County, from all party affiliations and at all levels of government to make an appearance at the Tuesday Jan. 31, meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Chevy’s Del Mar. “The Tuesday, Jan. 31, meeting will be our first chance to hear from the candidates in 2012,” says Graham Ledger, organizer of the 858 Tea Party. “We welcome them all to give a

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TPHS Cheer presents… Fire & Ice Winter Formal Feb. 4 The Torrey Pines High School Cheerleaders have been passing out icicle candies to students at school to kick off preparations for their Fire & Ice Winter Formal that is heating up Feb. 4, at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park from 8-11 p.m. Ticket sales start Wednesday, Jan. 18, during lunch and will continue through the Friday before the dance. During finals, which are half days, ticket sales will be immediately after school. Ticket prices are the same as last year. From Jan. 18-20 they are $35 with an ASB card/$40 without, and from Jan. 23 Feb. 3, they are $40 with an ASB card/$45 without. Photo packages and flowers will also be available for purchase. All guests must be approved by administration prior to ticket purchases. For more information, please go to

Guitar Duo at the Carmel Valley Library on Jan. 18 January’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature guitarists Arthur Golden and Chan Jenuine (in photo at right) in a program of American folk songs, blues, rags, etc. The program will last 45 minutes. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call (858) 5521668. brief statement concerning why each is the best choice to return our government – at all levels – to fiscal sanity and Constitutional liberty.” The mission of the 858 Tea Party is to “restore, maintain and preserve the principles of a Conservative, Constitutional Federal Government and the Free Market System based upon Low Taxes, Limited Government, and Liberty for all citizens of the United States of America.” For more information, contact Graham Ledger at 858 531-8949;;;


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Former L’Auberge executive chef joins Delicias as new chef, partner BY KELLEY CARLSON One Rancho Santa Fe restaurant is stirring things up, as a new partner and chef has been added to the fold. Paul McCabe, formerly executive chef of L’Auberge’s Kitchen 1540 in Del Mar, joined Delicias on Nov. 15. “I’m a bit of an entrepreneur,” McCabe said. “I’d been with L’Auberge for seven years. It’s been a great ride. But I kind of hit the top. “I was very happy there (at Kitchen 1540) — I loved the place,” he said, adding that it was a “cushy job.” But the ambitious McCabe — who has also been on staff at Top of the Cove in La Jolla and Star of the Sea in San Diego — started pondering ideas about advancing his career to another level. He revealed that he was approached about becoming a partner in Delicias. “It sparked my interest,” McCabe said. There was plenty of as-

pects that he enjoyed about the restaurant, such as the wood-burning oven and the “awesome” location. McCabe also appreciated the various areas where guests can dine — the front patio with its green umbrellas and two fire pits; the Mediterranean-themed main dining room and black chandeliers; and a courtyard with a fireplace and retractable awning. “It’s a 160-seat restaurant, but it doesn’t feel like it,” McCabe said. The North Park resident met with Delicias owner Owen Perry, and they discussed plans about refreshing the restaurant, along with the possibility of opening other restaurants. “Owen is an entrepreneur himself; he’s got a vision, too,” McCabe said. Delicias owner Owen Perry said he is looking forward to working with McCabe. “To get this caliber of chef to come work in a

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stand-alone neighborhood restaurant such as Delicias ... is real unusual,” Perry said. “We’re very happy to have him.” McCabe added that they will initially focus on changes at Delicias and get the restaurant where it “needs to be.” In about a year, they will begin to look at other opportunities in the region, but the dining establishment won’t be branded, he said. The changes planned involves the creation of a completely new menu and a

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different menu format, McCabe said, and the changes will be made in January and February. However, the menu is being kept a secret until the grand reopening party in the spring. McCabe did reveal that he will be using all-organic, sustainable products and free-range meats, including “very local” pork and chicken from sources in San Diego. “That’s (the organic philosophy) always going to remain with me,” he said. The chef is enthusiastic about Delicias’ future. “Delicias has been around so long and has been super successful; it just needs a little shot of energy,” McCabe said. Delicias Restaurant is located at 6106 Paseo Deliciás, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, 858-756-8000, L’Auberge is located at 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014, 858-259-1515,

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church is presenting a tour of the Maloof home and Graber Olive Ranch. Departure is at 8:30 a.m., return by 5 p.m. The adventure includes charter bus transportation to discover the fascinating home handcrafted by renowned American woodworker Sam Maloof and furnished with examples of his signature furniture. Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains the house is also a showcase of Sam and Alfreda Maloof’s incomparable collection of 20th century studio craft and fine art. The tour will include the Maloof Discovery Garden with water-wise plantings and enchanting garden art before visiting the museum shop. Enjoy a delicious box lunch before the tour (and tasting) at the nearby Graber Olive Ranch, a 117-year-old family business. They’ve been curing and canning olives in Ontario since 1894. The tour will include the curing/canning facility. There’s also a small museum, gift shop and of course, olive sampling! Cost: $55 (Box lunch, travel refreshments, driver’s gratuity and tours are included.) Activity level: 7 (The Maloof residence tour is an hour of walking and standing, steps and stairways are the only access to the bookstore, between rooms and to the second floor of the residence. The Gardens are easily accessible. The Graber Olive House is a short tour and more accessible.) To sign up for the tour, call 858-509-2587.

Research Poster Night is Jan. 24 Canyon Crest Academy Foundation will host the 2nd Annual QUEST Research Poster Session / Gallery Walk on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the QUEST Research Facility on the CCA campus. The community is invited to hear students present both research proposals and completed research projects in science fields, including biology, physics, and engineering. Light refreshments will be provided. More information at

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Emeritus at Carmel Valley provides home-like, long-term care for seniors BY KAREN BILLING Emeritus at Carmel Valley specializes in making smooth transitions into senior housing and ensuring that the community really feels like home to its residents. The facility has been in Carmel Valley for 13 years, and is what executive director Rudy Littlefield calls “Carmel Valley’s best-kept secret.” Previously called Brighton Gardens, the home was renamed Emeritus in December 2008. The Emeritus company — its name means “retire with honors” in Latin — is the largest provider of long-term care in the country, with 489 communities nationwide. “Our company motto is ‘Our family is committed to yours’,” said Littlefield. “We think what sets us apart is that it’s really a family-oriented place and our community is lifeenriching, very engaging and very active for the most part.” The Carmel Valley facility has 90 independent living/assisted living apartments, 24 apartments in memory care, and can accommodate 45 skilled nursing patients. Emeritus provides independent living, assisted living, secured memory care and skilled nursing. In its skilled nursing program (which caters to patients post stroke, post-surgery, post-knee and hip replacements, cardiac rehab and others), the outcomes have been “spectacular” as of late, with residents arriving on a gurney safely walking in fewer than 30 days. The goal at Emeritus is to keep residents strong through rehab, get them home and keep them home, said Karen Cannon, community relations director, not continually going through a cycle of hospital, care facility and home. The community also has a full-service salon, restaurantstyle dining and a very busy activities program with shopping excursions, trips to the casino, sporting events and any other activity residents may have an interest in. Transportation services are provided for residents, pets are allowed and nurses are on staff 24 hours a day, an addi-

Emeritus Carmel Valley residents on a December outing.

tional service that other communities don’t provide. “The goal is to truly enrich the lives of those who choose to reside with us,” Littlefield said. Emeritus is a very social environment, Littlefield said. They even have a Resident’s Council that plans events and activities, such as card games, and welcomes newcomers— the residents’ most recent effort is a food drive for San Diego Food Bank, encouraging donations at the facility through Jan. 20. “A big part of what our population looks forward to is improved social activities,” Littlefield said. “They think they will lose that when they go into senior housing but they don’t have to with a well-planned program. We really provide opportunities for residents to get out and live in the world and come home to the safety of our community.” Littlefield has been working as a nursing home administrator since 1995. He chose to focus on nursing, dementia care and assisted living after his experience with his own grandmother. He wanted to find better solutions for her care — when he started out the industry had a bad reputation and people like him have worked hard to create a culture change and improve the quality of care for seniors. Reputations don’t get much better than Emeritus, Littlefield said. “We have a reputation for excellent quality, nearly all of our facilities are four or five star rated, including ours,” Littlefield said. “We’ve had excellent survey results.” Additionally, Emeritus Carmel Valley’s memory care division has become a program model for all other facilities with the support and services they provide. Emeritus currently has openings in assisted living and a wait list for its memory care neighborhood. For more information, visit or call (858) 259-2222.


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DEL MAR MLS# 110049759 Del Mar Village Office 858.755.6793 Resting on approx acre, this stunning Rancho Del Mar remodel, 5BD/4.5BA + 3 bonus rooms, gourmet kit, wood flrs, French doors, & master w/balcony, fireplace & 2 walk-in closets. lush grounds deck, pool, & raised gardens. $1,795,000

ENCINITAS MLS# 110062586 Del Mar Village Office 858.755.6793 Custom 3BR/3BA Spanish home minutes from beach. Huge gated backyard w/ granite BBQ island, gorgeous wood floors, attached 2-car garage + driveway on side for plenty of parking. No Mello Roos or HOA fees. $679,000

ENCINITAS MLS# 110067886 Fairbanks Ranch Office 858.756.3795 Remodeled 5BR/3BA home sited on a large flat corner lot (room for pool) w/ loads of privacy, a gardeners’ haven w/ veg gardens, citrus trees. SW floor plan, no neighbors on 3 sides in a great neighborhood of surrounding million dollar homes and a peak ocean view. $789,000 - $899,876*

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OCEANSIDE MLS# 120000012 Del Mar Office 858.755.6793 Outstanding 4BR/2.5BA home, plus bonus room, in immaculate condition is located in the desirable community of Mission Wells. Beautiful rear yard with stamped concrete patio and fruit trees. VA/FHA approved. $359,000

RANCHO SANTA FE MLS# 100032375 Rancho Santa Fe Properties Office 858.756.1113 Romantic 5+BR/5+ 2 half BA Castillo at The Bridges. Framed by a colonnade of white rosebushes, the picturesque entry-way offers a glimpse of what awaits inside the massive hand carved entry doors; enchantment and elegance are found throughout $3,999,000

SAN DIEGO MLS# 110046301 ar Village Office 858.755.6793 Carmel Pointe, an address to be proud of. Sited in a pristine & private enclave from which to enjoy all of the pleasures of the coastal life this 2BR/2BA beauty features many elegant amenities. $373,000

SAN DIEGO MLS# 110045162 Rancho Santa Fe Properties Office 858.756.1113 From the moment you enter the gates of this beautifully upgraded home you feel the privacy and pride of ownership. With 4BRs, plus an office & loft/game room & library area there is plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy $2,275,000 - $2,575,000*

SAN DIEGO MLS# 110034996 Rancho Santa Fe Properties Office 858.756.1113 This beautiful 5BR/4.5BA home is immaculate, model perfect, opens to soaring ceilings and gorgeous views to the Tom Fasio golf course at Meadows Del Mar. The two story entrance rotunda & double staircases lead up to a sitting area looking out to the golf course & beyond. $2,799,000 - $2,999,000*

SAN DIEGO MLS# 110015142 Fairbanks Ranch Office 858.756.3795 Completely remodeled throughout, this stunning 3+BR/2.5BA home features Travertine flooring, granite/marble countertops, new French doors, chefs dream kitchen, wrought iron staircase, gorgeous built-ins,crown molding, custom frpl, plantation shutters & much more. A must see. $1,149,000

SAN MARCOS MLS# 110060407 Del Rayo Plaza Office 858.759-5950 New on market. Short sale. Immaculate 3BR/3.5BA townhome centrally located in Old Creek Ranch- Larkspur Heights of the desirable community of San Elijo. Upgrades throughout, large 2-car garage, wood floors, living room fireplace, A/C and much more. $295,000

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The sad little secret

BY MUFFY WALKER MSN, MBA I was 11 when my grandfather died. I remember my mother showing up at school and me getting excused from classes early. In my young, innocent mind I thought she was quite possibly going to surprise me with an Easter break trip to Florida. Her eyes were ringed in red and her mood was not suggestive of a vacation on the beach. She explained little as we drove home, except to tell me my grandfather, her daddy, had died of a heart attack earlier that day. She and my father were going to Boston for the funeral and my brother, sister and I would have to stay home with a sitter. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I learned the truth. My grandfather, Ampa we called him, had gone down to his basement and shot himself. I am now married and have three wonderful children. All of my children know about my grandfather’s suicide, my grandmother’s shock treatments, my father, brother, brotherin-law and mother-in-law’s alcoholism. They know that when my parents divorced I kept vigil over my mother for fear she would follow in her father’s footsteps. They know that I take an anti-depressant to help with menopause. My youngest son has bipolar disorder, and they know that it is a genetic biochemical brain illness that carries with it a 20 percent risk of suicide. In the last two months, I have personally known of FIVE suicides, only one of which was, fortunately, not successful. In all but one, the attempt and completed deaths were kept a secret. Funerals were private, visits halted, phone calls not returned, obituaries never written. This is not a judgment on how others deal with illness or death, but rather a plea to help break the stigma associated with mental illness. Mental illnesses are no different from “body” illnesses, they simply affect the brain, another organ in the human body. “I had no idea” I heard, “he was always such a nice

boy.” The secrecy of mental illness not only perpetuates the devastating and destructive effects from stigma, but becomes a barrier to care, an obstacle to reaching out for help, telling someone how you are feeling. While there are many reasons for the discrepancies in help-seeking behavior, stigma can prevent people from receiving the help that they need. Individuals with a mental health disorder may feel similarly ostracized and feel embarrassed about having a psychological or emotional problem. (1) This barrier to seeking help can have a ripple effect. Some individuals may attempt to handle their “mental health issue” through drugs or alcohol, both of which only exacerbate the illness by increasing the feelings of sadness and despondency. Left untreated, the illness only gets worse, causing more isolation, emotional pain, and distress. In some cases, suicide may seem to be the only option. The stigma impedes recovery by eroding individuals’ social status, social network, and self- esteem, all of which contribute to poor outcomes, including unemployment, isolation, delayed treatment-seeking, treatment-refractory symptoms, prolonged course, and avoidable hospitalizations. (2) The downward spiraling behavior impacts everyone. The family member, friend or boss who is not privy to the person’s illness, may misinterpret behaviors, once again wrongly judging them. If there is no shame or fear of rejection, then we not only can ask for help, but we can offer help and open up the dialogue without fear of embarrassing someone. “ I saw her crying at the market, but I didn’t think it was my place to ask.” Why not? If a child was bleeding or an old man fainted, would you rush to their aid? When your neighbor’s child is diagnosed with cancer or your co-worker with Multiple Sclerosis, do you send cards, flowers, arrange dinner delivery and offer prayers? Of course you do. Why then do we re-

main silent, perpetuating the sad little secret of mental illness? Stigmatizing others has been around for centuries. Criminals, slaves, or traitors had a tattoo mark that was cut or burned into their skin in order to visibly identify them as blemished or morally polluted persons. These individuals were to be avoided or shunned, particularly in public places (1). Separating and judging groups by color, religion, sexual orientation, medical conditions (i.e. leprosy), and mental ability functions to establish an “us’ versus “them.” Discrimination, rejection, intolerance, inequity and exclusion all result from being stigmatized. It is sometimes easy to forget that our brain, like all of our other organs, is vulnerable to disease. People with mental disorders often exhibit many types of behaviors such as extreme sadness and irritability, and in more severe cases, they may also suffer from hallucinations and total withdrawal. Instead of receiving compassion and acceptance, people with mental disorders may experience hostility, discrimination, and stigma. (3) Stigma, although powerful, does not have to be inevitable. “Speak Up, Speak Out, Help Someone in Need.” The International Bipolar Foundation is a not-forprofit organization whose mission is to eradicate stigma through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and to erase stigma through public education. For more information about IBPF or to join its Anti-Stigma Campaign, go to: or call 858-342-0327. Footnotes: (1): Lacondria Simmons: Stigma.html (2): Link, Mirotznik, & Cullen, 1991; Link, Struening, Neese-Todd, Asmussen, & Phelan, 2001; Perlick et al., 2001; Sirey et al., 2001; Struening et al., 2001 (3): Mental Health America; Colorado

Community should have input on future plans for polo fields We read with interest the article on the expiration of the Polo Club lease published in the Del Mar Times Jan. 5. As a resident of the community adjoining the polo fields, what happens to the polo fields is of vital interest to us. Presently some activities taking place on these fields have a serious negative impact on our community and are apparently in violation of the lease between the Polo Club and the City of San Diego and perhaps the deed granted by Watts Industries to the City of San Diego. These apparent violations include misuse of the property, excessive automobile traffic and parking, noise, and unauthorized tournaments. In addition we are also concerned about environmental damage to the San Dieguito River Park. In view of this, the community must have a strong voice in any future plans for the use of this property by the City of San Diego. Your article indicates that the City plans are unclear at this time. We hope the City will be open and communicative as this process unveils. We think America’s finest city should be thinking about the quality of life of its citizens and not money. Rudy and Rosanna Biller

Thank you, Peter Sprague What a special gift Peter Sprague has given to the residents of Del Mar on Christmas Eve for over 40 years. That’s when it all started. My mom and dad had purchased the Stratford Square building on the corner of Camino Del Mar and 15th St. My mom, Carol Watkins, and her friend Marge Throneson opened a bakery called the Sugar Plum on the corner where the Americana café is now. It was Christmas Eve, the shop was still open and business was booming, however, guests had a difficult time getting into the store because there was a young man on the corner playing a guitar. He was good and the crowd got bigger and bigger, making it hard for customers to get into the shop.

That was Peter Sprague, now a world-famous jazz guitarist and he has continued to perform every Christmas Eve for the Del Mar residents’ enjoyment for the past 40 years. This year it was even more special to my dad, Jim Watkins, who developed the L’Auberge and donated the prime corner as a semi-public park for the village. It was always his vision for this to be a gathering place for the community and his dream was realized when he saw the park packed with small children and their parents, enjoying the marvelous music of Peter Sprague and his entourage. So, thank you Peter Sprague. Your gift of music is enjoyed and appreciated by all. KC Vafiadis

Masked man slashes tires in CV, police still investigating The San Diego Police Department is still looking for a suspect who vandalized 17 cars in Carmel Valley on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The tires of 17 cars were slashed along the 5200 block of Pearlman Way off Ashley Falls Drive, according to Northwestern Division Sgt. Ernesto Servin. The suspect, a white male spotted wearing shorts and a ski mask, began his vandalism spree around 9 p.m. He first broke into a travel trailer and stole knives. “The suspect then used the knives to slash the tires on the vehicles,” Servin said. One car vandalized was left unlocked and the suspect opened the door and took a garage door opener. A witness saw the suspect enter the garage and check out the car parked inside — the suspect did not enter the home or take anything from the garage. “We have some idea of who this suspect may be but we are waiting for evidence to come back from the lab,” Servin said, Servin asked that the community continue to report any suspicious activity, as the Carmel Valley resident did when he saw the man breaking into the car. He also warned people not to leave garage door openers inside cars parked outside and to make cars less of a target for crimes of opportunity by locking car doors and not leaving items in open view. — Karen Billing


CONFLICT continued from page 1 However, an email from Chino, which may have been inadvertently sent to other district officials, caused board members to question whether Chino has a conflict of interest due to his relationship with North County attorney Dwight Worden. “Dwight, Her coming down, irritates me and makes me think about your more aggressive approach,” said the email, which was signed “Tom.” Agricultural district officials said Tuesday that Worden’s former law firm, Worden Williams, is representing the opposing side in a lawsuit over the district’s environmental impact report for its master plan update. Deputy Attorney General Deborah Fletcher, who represents the agricultural district, told the board that Worden should have filed a “written waiver of potential conflict,” because of his relationship with Chino, a board member for the district, which is being sued. Fletcher told the board that she is “quite angry” about the potential conflict. “I find it quite disturbing any law firm would advise any board member on their duties when they are representing an adverse party,” Fletcher said. “I’m concerned about a potential conflict,” Frederick Schenk, another of the five new board members, said after the meeting. “The


January 12, 2012 email suggests they’re having conversations on issues related to the DAA.” Schenk, who is also an attorney, said during the meeting he would be concerned that things discussed in closed session could be divulged to the opposing side in a lawsuit, and he sought Chino’s assurance that would not be the case. Chino said Worden is a long-time friend and his personal attorney, but that he never discusses any litigation or confidential issues with his friend, only public policy issues. In an interview after the meeting, Chino said, “We never discuss anything that was in executive session. I seek his advice on policy issues but nothing to do with litigation or employees.” Worden, who sat in the audience during the meeting but did not speak, said afterward, “They’re trying to manufacture a conflict of interest that doesn’t exist.” Worden said he remains “of counsel” to the law firm, but hasn’t actively practiced for 10 years, and has never discussed the environmental lawsuit against the district either with Chino or his former law colleagues. “I have not been involved in the lawsuit in any way.” Therefore, Worden said, he is not required to make a written notification of the potential conflict. Both Worden and Chino said the “more aggressive approach” mentioned in Chino’s email referred to bringing a policy before the

board that would require all meetings with state and federal officials, along with all board committee meetings, be held in public. Under state law, all meetings involving three or more fair board members must be held in public, but meetings of two board members can take place in private. During the discussion of Chino’s proposal, board members said they were concerned it could hamper their work, because it might preclude such things as an informal chat between two board members after a meeting, or a trip by board members to meet with officials in Sacramento or Washington, D.C. Chino’s original concern stemmed from a request by Rebecca Desmond of the state Division of Fairs and Expositions, who proposed meeting individually with new board members to provide an orientation. Chino said he believed such meetings should be held in public, so that members of the public could ask questions along with board members. Board member David Watson, who serves on a recently formed transparency committee with board member Lisa Barkett, said he would prefer to let the new committee do its work to promote openness at the district. After the board’s discussion, Chino offered a motion to adopt his openmeeting proposal, but it died for lack of a second.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and Planned Parenthood urges women to take this opportunity to see if they are due for a checkup. Every year, approximately 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and about 4,000 American women die of the disease. Regular Pap tests and preventive care, including the HPV vaccine, are the keys to combating cervical cancer. Planned Parenthood health centers offer routine cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests) and the HPV vaccine, which protects against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancer. Last year alone, Planned Parenthood health centers in California provided nearly 134,000 cervical cancer screenings to women. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women and the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths among women. In the U.S., Latinas and African-American women are at higher risk for

developing and dying of cervical cancer because they are less likely to have access to early screening and treatment. We are committed to closing the gaps in health disparities and serving every community. The good news is that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers out there. When caught early, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. Cervical cancer takes many years to develop, so regular Pap tests can help detect abnormal cells early enough to prevent the disease. Receiving the HPV vaccination before sexual activity begins and regular Pap tests are the best ways to protect yourself against cervical cancer. If you or someone you know needs a cervical cancer screening, please visit or call 1-888-743-PLAN (7526). Katharine Sheehan, M.D. Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

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High school seniors advise sixth graders to stay drug-free

As part of Red Ribbon Week celebrations, sixth graders from 24 elementary schools in Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, and Solana Beach received a visit from successful high school seniors from the four high schools in the San Dieguito Union District who have always been alcohol, tobacco and drug-free. These teens are part of TEEN PRESENTERS, a program where high school seniors share their perceptions, experiences and answer questions to elementary and middle school students regarding alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. The program is sponsored by the San Dieguito Alliance, a community based alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention organization that provides prevention services to the San Diego County north coastal region and sponsors youth programs that engage adolescents in fighting drug and alcohol use by their peers. All high school seniors in the San Dieguito Union District received an invite in the mail to participate in the TEEN PRESENTERS program. Each year over 100 seniors volunteer for the TEEN PRESENTERS program. The ethnically diverse teens are trained to present in a panel format regarding their choice to be alcohol, tobacco and drug free. The seniors explain why they made the choice to remain alcohol, tobacco and drug free and how it has contributed to their success in accomplishing their goals. As part of the presentation, the seniors challenge the younger students to remain alcohol, tobacco and drug free throughout their high school years.

Many of the teens are returning to present at their elementary schools, where they first received the challenge to be alcohol, tobacco and drug-free. Hayley, a TEEN PRESENTER and senior at La Costa Canyon High School, made a commitment early in her life not to drink, especially after seeing how it affected her family, as both her grandmother and aunt were alcoholics. “It’s been so great to be able get the word out to younger kids and tell them how it‘s not cool to do drugs and alcohol,” she said. TEEN PRESENTER Erin, a senior from Torrey Pines, shared how she remembered when the seniors came to her school. “ I love seeing the 6th graders make those decisions early to not be involved in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.” This year marks the 20th anniversary of TEEN PRESENTERS. According to Executive Director Judi Strang, this program is becoming increasingly popular, with over 120 seniors applying this year to participate. “Youth delivered prevention messages provide a ‘credible voice’ in terms of changing myths about teen alcohol and drug use.” TEEN PRESENTERS sign a pledge that they have remained alcohol, tobacco, and drug free throughout their school years; parents and school counselors also add their signatures to the teen applications. Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique “Kiki” Cam arena in 1985. In Agent Camarena’s home town, Calexico, Calif., the public outpouring of support turned in to an organized community response in which citizens wore red ribbons. Today, the Red Ribbon Week raises the awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention. More information on the TEEN PRESENTERS program can be found on the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth website: or by emailing Barbara Gordon. Prevention Specialist. San Dieguito Alliance

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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Boys basketball: A speed bump did little to slow down one of the hottest teams in San Diego County. Cathedral Catholic experienced its only loss of the season to perennial power Brea Olinda at the ESPN Holiday Classic, but the Dons have come back with a vengeance. Since experiencing a 54-51 loss to Brea Olinda on Dec. 27 that snapped an 11-game winning streak, the Dons have gone on to win five straight games including their first two Western League contests. The Dons defeated Scripps Ranch 60-45 and St. Augustine 60-51 in league games on Jan. 3 and Jan. 6 after closing out the rest of the ESPN tournament with three straight victories. Michael Rosenburg scored 16 points and had three steals and two assists to the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game. Xavier Williams contributed 15 points and six rebounds, and Niksha Federico added 12 points. Brendan Reh added six points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds. Williams scored 17 points and had six rebounds to lead the Dons in the St. Augustine game. Federico added 11 points and Reh scored nine points and had five rebounds. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 16-1. ***** Torrey Pines defeated Long Beach Jordan 50-48 in a nonleague game on Jan. 7 that was part of the San Diego vs. L.A. Hoops Challenge at Lincoln High. Joe Rahon scored 18 points to lead the Falcons, and Sean Murray added 12 points. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-7. ***** Canyon Crest Academy defeated Santa Fe Christian 64-58 in a nonleague game on Jan. 4. Justin Byrd scored 25 points to lead SFC, which won for the sixth time in eight games. Grant Corsi added 14 points, and Mason Tucker contributed 10 points. J.P. Chenevey scored 20 points in defeat for the Ravens. Dylan Osetkowski contributed 13 points, and Cameron Adams added 12 points. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 9-4. The Ravens fell to 6-9. ***** San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Milken of Los Angeles 81-48 in a nonleague game on Jan. 5. Jacob Katz scored 18 points to lead the Lions, and Ethan Lew added 11 points. Rick Saxe contributed six points and seven rebounds, and Ilan Graubart added three points, six assists and three steals. The Lions overall record for the season fell to 4-7. Girls basketball: Santa Fe Christian appears to have recovered from a slow start. The Eagles, who lost their first six

The Adrenaline Challenge lacrosse tournament took over the polo fields over the weekend. Here a Torrey Pines High player competes with RC Silver Elite. Photo/Anna Scipione games to start the season, had a strong showing during a visit to the Pacific Northwest, going 3-0 at the Port Townsend (Wash.) Leader tournament. The Eagles defeated Kiahowya 50-48 in their last tournament game on Dec. 30. They opened with a 63-29 victory over Seattle Academy on Dec. 28 and defeated North Mason (Belfair, Wash.) 64-45 the next day. Jessi Moore scored 14 points and had four steals to lead the Eagles in the Kiahowya game, and Megan Franke added nine points and four steals. Franke scored 15 points and Makenna White added 10 points to lead the Eagles in the Seattle Academy game. Frank and Moore each scored 14 points to lead the Eagles in the North Mason game, and Maile Burtech added 10 points. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 4-8. ***** Torrey Pines had its five game winning streak snapped as the Falcons experienced a 52-39 loss to La Coast Canyon in a nonleague game on Jan. 6. Alex Helfrich scored 13 points to lead the Falcons. Sarah Lawrence contributed 12 points and Mia Gallo added 10 points. The Falcons were coming off an impressive 56-35 victory over Mira Mesa in SoCal Holiday Classic on Dec. 30. Madi Lombard led the Falcons with 13 points and Helfrich added 10 points. The Falcons rallied from a 17-8 deficit at the end of the first quarter, outscoring their opponent 18-3 in the second quarter that set the tone for a 30-point scoring differential the rest of the way. The Falcons fell to 8-6 overall for the season. ***** Canyon Crest Academy went 1-3 at the SoCal Holiday Prep Classic. Their only win was a 48-45 victory over Mayfair on Dec. 27. Julia Brew scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Ravens, and Ali Brown added 12 points and seven boards. Stephanie Bieler scored 14 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Ravens in a 51-40 loss to Valley Center on Dec. 29, and Brew scored 19 points for the Ravens in a 57-44 loss to Horizon the next day.

TPHS Freshman Boys Soccer team tops at North County Inland Invitational The Torrey Pines Freshman Boys Soccer team won the North County Inland Invitational over the holday break. The Falcons won all of their games, scoring 12 goals and allowing none, and they beat rival La Costa Canyon in the championship game. Coached by Loren Henry, the freshman boys are undefeated for the season.

CV Manchester Boys U8 Academy team champions — again! The Carmel Valley Manchester Boys U8 Academy team won their fourth tournament this year: The Orange County Tournament of Champions on Dec. 18, 2011. The team was coached by Coach Steve Hill. Players: (top) Andrew Mitchell, David Castro, Brian Hanson, Coach Steve Hill, Alex Glynn, Luke Halpern, Robert Ronco; (bottom) Liam Kelly, David Velediaz, Dean Sandler, Vismay Manoj, Tye Barton, and Marc Begin. (Not pictured Laird Tassara)

Register now for CV Dons Spring Tackle Football Registration is now open for Spring 8-Man Tackle football. Divisions are grade base meaning that there is no weight limit and players are divided into 4 divisions consisting of a 1-2nd grade team, 3-4th grade team, 5-6th grade team, and 7-8th grade team. The regular season will consist of eight games and last from about the third week of March until the week before Memorial Day weekend. Practices will begin in mid-February and take place two times per week. Fabian Torres, the head coach of the 7-8th grade team added, “It’s developmental tackle football and is intended to complement other spring sports as some players are also playing lacrosse or baseball at the same time. In other words, unlike tackle football in the fall season, it is OK to miss a game(s) or practice due to conflicts. There will probably be some overlap between the current winter basketball, rugby, baseball, and lacrosse leagues – that’s OK too.” Team sizes will be small with a maximum team size of 16 players. Games will

be played locally here in San Diego County. There are no special teams in 8-man tackle football and games only last 50 minutes with a running clock. There are no weight limits and no playoffs, just a bunch of kids getting together with their friends and coaches and playing some tackle football. To sign up, please visit the Carmel Valley Dons website at The Carmel Valley Dons Youth Football (where tomorrow’s high school football players play youth football) was formed in 2010 to create a very competitive Division 1 football program in the Carmel Valley area to prepare top athletes for high school football. The league’s home stadium is Cathedral Catholic High School and is proud to wear their colors. Informally nicknamed “Little Dons” by the Cathedral High football players, they contribute much of their first year success to the support of Varsity Head Coach Sean Doyle and Athletic Director David Smola. For information about the league, please visit


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Del Mar LIttle League tryouts Del Mar Little League 2012 season player evaluations were held recently at Ashley Falls Park. Visit PHOTO: JON CLARK

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CCA and Cathedral to hold soccer event to raise funds for breast cancer research Canyon Crest Academy has partnered with Cathedral Catholic High School in order to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The girls and boys soccer teams from both schools will be dedicating their pre-season games on Jan. 16, by playing in the first annual “Cure for Cancer” Cup. The JV soccer teams will be playing at 3 p.m. at Canyon Crest and the games between the Varsity teams will take place later in the day at Cathedral High School. The girls Varsity teams will play at 4 p.m., followed by the boys Varsity soccer teams at 6 p.m. Donation jars will be set up at the entrances to the soccer fields and students and

fans are being encouraged to wear pink. There will be a moment of silence at the beginning of the games, in honor of those who lives have been touched by breast cancer. The boys soccer teams from CCA will forego their traditional red and black, in favor of their new pink uniforms, to show their support for this great cause. Trophies will be awarded to both Varsity teams, with the winner holding on to the Cup until next year’s game. Please show your support for breast cancer by attending one of the games and don’t forget to wear pink!


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Oregon, Europe, Arizona, Atlanta, and Lancaster, Calif.! The passport of travel for the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks girls U15 Elite team over the last six months. An incredible ride for a group of dedicated 14 and 15-year-old girls, presently ranked #1 in the nation. The journey began in Oregon at the Manchester United Premier Cup U.S. Finals over Memorial Day weekend. A prestigious tournament hosted by Nike. Their win qualified the girls for a trip to Sweden to play in the Youth World Cup in July. The Gothia Cup was a week-long experience that all 16 team members will never forget, enjoying different foods, cultures and international competition. Once back in the U.S., the summer and fall soccer season found the girls back in top form playing in the finals of the West Coast Futbol Classic, an undefeated season in the Presidio GU19 Premiere 1 league and an incredible showing in the Far West Regional League. The winner, the team with the most points after the three games, would earn a berth into the 2012 FW Regional’s in Phoenix, Ariz. The Sharks

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four soccer teams battled for the championship. Way to go Stanford! On Christmas Day, the team woke to find their dedication and soccer skill was rewarded. National rankings came out – Del Mar Sharks Elite is #1 in the nation! Coach Felicia Kappes beams at hearing this news. “The one thing that sticks out in my head is that the girls competed at a very high and consistent level of play for six months that culminated with an incredible run the last four weeks. Not only did we compete, we seemed to get stronger as we went along, definitely the case in the last four weeks. They were rewarded with a couple of championships and a new ranking! All their hard work through out the year paid off and they bonded on an even deeper level on and off the field because of all their wonderful experiences together.” This special Sharks team will enjoy this ranking as they play high school soccer at their respective schools. They look forward to reuniting and continuing to build on their 2011 experiences and growth as young ladies and soccer players in 2012.


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Free public lecture series explores ‘What it Means To Be Human’ What does it mean to be human? Are there essential human qualities and characteristics? How do we know what they are? And how did we acquire them? These questions will be explored in “Making of the Modern World: To Be Human,” a nine-part public lecture series on the campus of the University of California, San Diego featuring some of the university’s preeminent speakers from various academic departments. The series begins Jan. 18 with a talk on “How Food Fueled Human Origins” and will conclude March 14 with a lecture on “Political Perspectives on Being Human in the 20th Century.” “Making of the Modern World” is a multi-course general education sequence designed by Eleanor Roosevelt College, one of UC San Diego’s six colleges, to provide students with a broad, global overview of the past from the emergence of the human species to the contemporary world. The “To Be Human” series was created, in part, to showcase the “Making of the Modern World” academic program to the San Diego community. The free lectures will take place Jan. 18 through March 14, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at UC San Diego’s International House, unless otherwise noted. Speakers and their programs include: Jan. 18, 7 p.m.––Margaret Schoeninger, professor of anthropology, “How Food Fueled Human Origins.” At 6:30 p.m., there will be a reception with light hors d’oeuvres on the Great Hall patio. Jan. 25, 7 p.m.–– William H.C. Propp, professor of history, “In His Image and Likeness: Being Human in Ancient Israel.” Feb. 1, 7 p.m.––Matthew T. Herbst, director of “Making of the Modern World,” “Desire, Temptation and Spiritual Struggle: Historical Christian Perspectives on Being Human.” Feb. 8, 7 p.m.––Suzanne Cahill, professor of history, “Suffering, Enlightenment and Immortality: Chinese Buddhists and Daoists on the Human Condition.” Feb. 15, 7 p.m.––Hasan Kayali, professor of history, “The Divine and the Human in Islamic Tradition: A Historical Perspective.” Feb. 23, 6 p.m.––Steve Kay, dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, “Humanity’s Greatest Challenge — Food, Fuel and the Future.” *Note this event will be held in the Faculty Club, with light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 29, 7 p.m.––Seth Lerer, dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities, “The Verve: How We Became Modern.” March 7, 7 p.m.––Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Professor of Biology, Salk Institute, “What Makes the Human Brain Human.” March 14, 7 p.m.––Pamela Radcliff, professor of history, “Political Perspectives on Being Human in the 20th Century: Fascism, Communism and Democracy.”At 6:30 p.m. there will be a reception with light hors d’oeuvres on the Great Hall patio. Seating for free the “To Be Human” series is limited and registration is recommended. To register, go to For more information on Eleanor Roosevelt College’s “To Be Human” series, please visit publicevents/

Del Mar native returns for debut jazz performance cessful careers in music. BY CLAIRE HARLIN “They performed in Del Mar during ‘Del Mar Days’ The youngest of five, pianist Paul Keeling grew up lisand other outdoor free events, including Earth Song tening to his father and siblings playing classical chamBookstore on 101 (now closed),” Keeling said. “They ber music in their Del Mar living room. His brothers had gigs at places like the Fire Pit (now the Poseidon) played the violin, cello and guitar, and his sister played but I was too young to get in.” both the piano and viola. Father Charles David Keeling Keeling said another important reason he got interest— an accomplished pianist and one of the first scientists ed in jazz was hearing the Pat Metheny Group live when to alert the world to humans’ imhe was 12 years old, and he is pact on global warming — led the most influenced by the likes of “I would describe the kind of jazz pianists Bill Evans, Keith Jarfamily to its musical legacy. Paul was the only Keeling child rett, McCoy Tyner and Herbie jazz I play as rhythmically to pursue a professional career in Hancock. music, and he made a name for “I would describe the kind of driving, harmonically rich, himself in San Diego in the 1990s jazz I play as rhythmically driving, and above all, melodic.” as member of acclaimed trumpetharmonically rich, and above all, er Gilbert Castellanos’s quartet. melodic,” he said. “It is not hard — Paul Keeling, pianist Keeling is now living in Vancouto get or relate to. A lot of it has an ver, Canada, but the Torrey Pines open, landscapey feel. People who High School alumnus will be giving a rare performance are not necessarily into jazz can get into it, but jazz purin San Diego on Jan. 14 at 98 Bottles, located at 2400 ists will also not be disappointed.” Kettner Blvd., Suite #110, San Diego, 92101. Being a pianist is not the only hat Keeling wears. He’s “I’m stepping out more as a leader,” said Keeling, who an avid surfer — one of the first things he did during his will be debuting his new album, “The Farthest Reach.” brief return to Del Mar — and he has a master’s degree “It’s really nice to come back to San Diego and play my in environmental philosophy from the University of Edown material.” inburgh in Scotland. He loves philosophical writing and Keeling was inspired not only by his musically intelhas been published in various journals and magazines lectual family, but by the notable musicians from Del on environmental issues. Mar who he grew up listening to locally. A few of his For more information on Keeling and his music, visit idols include local jazz guitarist Peter Sprague, saxist For more information Steve Feierabend, pianist Rob Schneiderman and vocalon the venue where he will be playing, visit ist Kevyn Lettau — all of whom went on to have

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Del Mar author to share secrets of traveling the world for less at Jan. 21 event Author Wayne Dunlap, former economics professor and member of Travelers’ Century Club – 100 countries, will appear for a book signing at the Del Mar Art Center Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 21, from noon-5 p.m. Dunlap is the author of “Plan Your Escape, Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home.” The book provides hundreds of cost-saving tips revealing proven secrets the

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Solana Beach Art Association to present ‘Hot Flashes/Cool Art’ event Jan. 19 The community is invited to a free evening event of fine art viewing and flash fiction readings. On Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Solana Beach City Hall Gallery, located at 635 South Coast Highway 101 in Solana Beach, “Hot Flashes/Cool Art” will be presented. Exhibited will be a variety of fine art pieces from members of the Solana Beach Art Association (SBAA) and presenting at the microphone will be nine talented flash fiction readers: Swami Bruce, Kit-Bacon Gressitt, Scott Gressitt, Sharon Leib, Bob Lundy, Dan McClenaghan, Julie Ann Weinstein, Diane Welch, and Elizabeth Yahn Williams. Flash fiction is a brief work of fiction that often takes its content concept from a word or words prompt. The nine readers will include the words, “hot flash” in their piece or use it as inspiration. Brevity with levity will enter-

tain the audience with stories running about three minutes each. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with “curtain up” promptly at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided – sponsored by SBAA–from 6:30 p.m. until close at 7:30 p.m. SBAA is a completely volunteer-run organization with professional members from several disciplines of the arts. New members are always welcome, whether at the professional level, student level, or friend level, and do not have to reside in Solana Beach. Visit for more information or email membership chair Carol Beth Rodriguez at for an application form. Membership dues are $25 a year, $15 a year for students. Hot Flashes/Cool Art is a free family-friendly event and everyone is invited to attend. SBAA strives to bring the arts to the community and the community to the arts, and thanks the City of Solana Beach for its continued support.



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Athenaeum and Kyoto Symposium to host La Jolla reception Jan. 18 Topics ranging from Kabuki dance to cosmic clusters will be covered at a reception sponsored by the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and the Kyoto Symposium Organization at the Library, 1008 Wall Street, at 5:30 p.m. on Jan.18. The public is invited to join Athenaeum members at the reception. Among featured speakers will be Mark Thiemens, dean of Physical Sciences at UCSD, who will discuss the research of astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev, one of three 2011 Kyoto Prize Laureates. Joining Sunyaev in San Diego appearances March 20-22 will be Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando V and materials scientist John W. Cahn. This year’s Kyoto Prize Symposium will open March 20 with a gala dinner at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, followed by presentations March 21 by Cahn at San Diego State University and Sunyaev at UCSD, and on March 22 by Tamasaburo at the University of San Diego. The laureates’ appearances in

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Arts Alive banners to embellish rock ‘n’ roll show The Belly Up Tavern’s best local bands show of the year is getting artsy. Wag Halen’s Beach Cities Jam, a sumptuous smorgasbord of rock ‘n’ roll, is partnering with the 101 Artists’ Colony to produce an all-night embrace of audio-visual stimulation. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Painters and sculptors will display their work and stage live creations on the spot. Interactive artists will wander the floor. And fasten your seatbelts: The 2012 Arts Alive banners – the ones that will adorn the Coast Highway this spring in Encinitas – many of them will be unveiled in a special sneak preview. The entertainment lineup includes The Grass Heat, Wag Halen, Los Beautiful Beasts, Shifter and The Flounders. Many other surprises are expected. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at


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Story of ‘Fang the Cat’ a local family affair

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BY KATHY DAY Dave Wolfson reads from his website about his first book as if he’s talking to the children he’s writing for: “Fang is a thoughtful cat. With his friends, Small and Bubbles, he has an adventure with the kind lady’s pottery. Fang knows just what to do when the unexpected happens.” Even without having first read “Fang the Cat,” one gets caught up in the story by the Carmel Valley resident, but reading it brings the story into full focus. “I took the ideas from real life,” he said in a recent interview. “I took pottery lessons with my mom, I had a teacher who had a cat named Fang … in real life, Small was another cat and Bubbles was our goldfish.” The tale aims to “bring out the simple pleasures we get from observing animals,” he said. A software engineer when he’s not sketching and thinking up new adventures for Fang and his friends, Wolfson works hand-in-hand with his wife Melissa, an electrical engineer by training who served as collaborator and editor and also writes poetry. He also takes hints from their 21-year-old son Mark, a pre-med student who is also a musician and composer. Fang first took shape in 1997, although thoughts of writing a children’s book entered Wolfson’s mind “a long time ago” when their son was in preschool and he read him so many Dr. Seuss and Berenstain Bear books he had some memorized. It just took a while for him to get the story out of his mind and onto paper. He’s always enjoyed doodling, he said, chuckling as he talked about going through some illustrations he did as a youngster. With Fang, though, the story came first. “When Melissa heard the story, she said, ‘Can you draw Fang?’” he said. One early version showed Fang chasing Small, his tiny

sidekick. “He had his front paws out flat, kind of cartoon-like.” In another, he said, the cat was stretching. “I thought it would be funny if he put his leg up on a pot as he stretched, Dave Wolfson and Melissa Maes-Wolfson kind of like a person.” The drawings, he said, “are pretty simple and whimsical.” Noting that Mark and Melissa both liked the look, he pressed ahead, but it wasn’t until 2003 that the first draft was finished. “Life has you busy,” he said, but he finally made the time to finish the project. Once he did, he learned that a teacher, Leslie Engel, was using “Fang” in her second-grade classes. Although targeted at kindergarten and first grade students, the book is also being used by at least one fifth grade teacher to help students understand story structure, Wolfson said. Having visited some classrooms to read “Fang” to students or to talk about the writing process, he said, he came up with the idea of adding a “circle the word” puzzle or crossword in the book. For now, the word search puzzle is online at, but Wolfson said he is thinking about other learning activities for future projects. Melissa was a huge help, allowing him to bounce ideas off of her and editing for details, he said. “We were careful with so many things,” from the gram-

mar and deciding whether to write in first person or third, to whether to capitalize “kind lady” or not and overall consistency. They were just as cautious in the translation to “El Gato Fang,” he added. Melissa, who is fluent in Spanish, did the translation since you can’t translate with online programs, Wolfson said. An online program would have translated the part about disciplining cats to “corporal punishment” so they instead used the word “educando” to show they meant educating cats. In the sequel, which will bring their guinea pigs – the reason the company is named Inky Pig Press – into play as Melissa takes top billing as the writer. The second story, which Wolfson hopes will be out by mid-year, will include more text as it aims for slightly older readers and will move the action into their garden. “Fang the Cat” is available in paperback at, as a Kindle e-book and at

Orpheus Speaks Presented by Write Out Loud Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Write Out Loud, a unique theatre troupe that reads literature aloud, returns to the Athenaeum in 2012 with two new programs of literature about art and music. Most of us were read to as children, but too few of us ever get such tender loving care as adults. Write Out Loud changes that with professional actors who breathe such verve into stories and poems that they seem to jump off the page–alive and aloud!

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■ 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla ■ (858) 456-0600 ■ ■ The Vibe: Scenic, casually elegant, comfortable ■ Signature Dishes: Crispy Skin Salmon, Steamed Carlsbad Black Mussels, Parsley Leek Crusted Butterfish, 1855 Angus New York Steak and Filet Mignon ■ Reservations: Yes ■ Patio Seating: Yes

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■ Take Out: No ■ Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday ■ Hours: • Breakfast: 7-11:30 a.m. Daily • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday • Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Daily • Bar: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily • Sunday Brunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Steamed Carlsbad Black Mussels with fennel, leek, and Italian salsa verde

Ocean views and a new menu delight diners at The Shores BY DANIEL K. LEW iving in paradise has its advantages and one of them is the opportunity to frequent The Shores Restaurant — a beachfront restaurant in the truest sense. Sandy beaches and waves reaching the shore are steps outside its picturesque location at La Jolla Shores Hotel. Though located inside La Jolla Shores’ Spanish-style hotel, open since 1970, the restaurant bills itself as a “neighborhood American” eatery. Comfort food is served gourmet style with local ingredients and seasonal menus by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Amy DiBiase. DiBiase joined the restaurant in late summer, and since then, she and Guillas have developed a new menu that “brings out the cuisine” at The Shores Restaurant to give the establishment its own experience, said Guillas, who is also executive chef at the acclaimed Marine Room located next door at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. A lighter and healthier approach on some of the new dishes brings out the flavor of the ingredients, said Guillas and DiBiase, who both have a love for farmers markets and keep in touch with local suppliers for seasonal crops and the latest catch. The number of items on the menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a la carte Sunday brunch have been simplified, ensuring the kitchen staff maintains consistency in preparation and presentation. For instance, the dinner menu has been reduced to seven appetizers and eight main courses, while still covering its bases. “But it’s not a small menu because we


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Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. This week: Three Citrus Cured Sea Trout with Fennel Potato Salad, Pommery Mustard, and Pomegranate Seeds PHOTOS BY DANIEL K. LEW have also created a Sip & Savor menu that changes every month, and it has been so well received,” Guillas said. Through Jan. 14, the Sip & Savor menu, called “Winter Comfort,” is a three-course dinner for $30, or $45 with wine pairing, available nightly. First-course choices are Canelli Bean Stew, Oyster Mushroom Flatbread, or Artisan Mallard Duck Prosciutto. Second-course options are Maine Lobster Pot Pie, Braised Chicken and Dumplings, or Yankee Pot Roast. Dessert is a Three Tastes Platter with Banana Bread Pudding, Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato, and Meyers Rum Caramel Sauce. In addition to the monthly Sip & Savor menu, the regular menu has retained popular items, while also adding new dishes. Among the new appetizers, Steamed Carlsbad Black Mussels (with fennel, leek and Italian salsa verde) is a top seller. “The Black Mussels are to die for; this is a really good dish. It sells like crazy for

■ The Shores’ Barbecued Short Rib with Stuffed Portobello Mushroom lunch, dinner and in the bar,” Guillas said. Upon arriving at one’s table, the heaping stack of large, local mussels appeals to the senses with its big aroma from the Italian Salsa Verde topping, made of garlic and a wide variety of fresh herbs, orange zest and extra virgin olive oil. A touch of white wine is also added to the broth. Guillas also recommends the Farmers Market Roasted Beet Salad, and Natural Beef Carpaccio. For entrees, some of the most popular items are Parsley Leek Crusted Butterfish, Aromatic Vegetable and Fish Stew, 1855 Angus New York Steak or Filet Mignon, and Oil Cured Black Olive Braised Lamb Shank. If undecided on picking an entree, the Crispy Skin Salmon (served with crème fraiche, Brussels sprouts, and pinenut Parmesan froth), is highly recommended. The salmon skin is light and crunchy; the filet is flavorful without being overpowered by its spice rub, but the pleasant surprise is

Three Tastes dessert platter with Hazelnut Pot de Crème, Gingerbread Donut, and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream the accompanying Brussels sprouts, cooked with garlic and shallots. “Amy makes the best Brussels sprouts; when you taste them, it’s just wow,” Guillas said. DiBiase added that many guests have requested her recipe, which has changed the mind of a few who previously disliked the vegetable. “They’re cooked quickly, unlike the usual mushy kind people are used to eating,” DiBiase said. The lunch menu includes salads, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, along with five entree choices, like a gourmet macaroni and cheese, Humboldt Fog Macaroni Gratin, which some find big enough to share. Even with a new menu, the neighborhood restaurant has kept a popular sandwich named after a La Jolla Shores resident and longtime restaurant patron: Judge Harelson’s Tuna Salad Sandwich (with Boston lettuce, apples and walnuts on wheat bread). “So many people love it; that’s one of the items we could never get rid of,” Guillas said.

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SALOME By Richard Strauss

JANUARY 28, 31, FEBRUARY 3, 5 (M) Salome’s disturbing obsession with John the Baptist drives her to make a shocking request – his severed head as a reward for performing the sensuous Dance of the Seven Veils. Thrilling, seductive and chilling. “[This] new production of Salome…has all the zesty bloodlust of a good vampire movie.” The New York Times


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Congregation Beth Am to hold ‘A Tasting of the Arts: Food and Wine Tasting & Art Exhibit’ “A Tasting of the Arts: Food and Wine Tasting & Art Exhibit” will be showcased at Congregation Beth Am on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 4-6 p.m. Enjoy the artwork of internationally-acclaimed artist Mordechai Rosenstein while learning about the art of farm to table cooking from farmer chef Milijan Krecu. Mil will also share the art of pairing the right wine with the right food. Wine and food tasting included. The Hebrew alphabet is the essence of the art of Mordechai Rosenstein. Mordechai’s love of these forms is evident in every piece he creates. His vibrant shapes and colors enhance synagogue interiors, tapestries, paintings in people’s homes. Gifts and awards of Mordechai’s works have been presented to President George Bush, President Yitzhak Shamir of Israel, authors Elie Weisel and Chaim Potok, the Pope and many others throughout the world. The farmer chef, Milijan Krecu, has a shear enthusiasm for organic and sustain-

able food and farm to table cooking, Mil has come to be known as the “Farmer Chef.” His rural roots combined with time in Los Angeles and New York sparked his interest of foods from across the world. Mil has been consultant to Stone Brewery’s, Stone Farms and is one of the original organizers and managers at Tierra Miguel Foundation Farm in Pauma Valley. Cost is $18 per person. Babysitting available | $2 per child. RSVP required to attend and for babysitting. For more information, contact Bonnie at 858-481-8454 or Congregation Beth Am is located at 5050 Del Mar Heights Rd., Carmel Valley/ San Diego, 92130; 858-481-8454; www.

Expert to speak on ‘Living with Neurologic Disease or Injury and Unpredictable Emotional Symptoms’ Please attend an upcoming educational program to learn more about unpredictable crying or laughing related to neurologic disease or injury. Family members and care partners are encouraged to attend. Speaker Jay Howard Rosenberg, M.D., of the Neurology Center of Southern California, will speak on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla (4240 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla, CA 92037). For additional information and registration, please visit or call our toll-free number at 866-275-2525.

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Fashion luncheon to benefit Food Bank backpack program Fashion Forward and the San Diego Food Bank have teamed up for a second annual luncheon and fashion show Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. A silent auction will open the program at 10:30 a.m., the luncheon will start at noon, and the runway show produced by KUSI “Style Guy” Leonard Simpson, will follow at 1 p.m. The show will have a Tuscan theme and feature a range of designers, local celebrities, and models from New York and Los

Tuesday, February 14, from 5 to 10 p.m. $125 per person. Indulge in a truly decadent four-course dinner featuring Agrumes Dill Pollen Scented Lobster Tail, Coffee Wattleseed Dusted Pheasant, Sea Salt Crispy Skin Red Snapper, and much more.

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Film festival about women to support Breast Cancer Fund, among other charities San Diego Stroller Strides, the total fitness program designed for new moms and their babies, is reaching out to San Diego women this February with a film festival event to support local charities and the Breast Cancer Fund. On Feb. 28, San Diego Stroller Strides will partner up with LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, in hosting LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival that seeks to connect women, their stories and their causes in a night of fun and philanthropy. At 6 p.m. on the day of the event, women across San Diego will gather at La Jolla Country Day School, at 9490 Genesee Avenue, to enjoy a 90-minute program of award-winning short films by, for, and about women. In addition to these tales of inspiration, humor, and hope, the event includes light cocktail refreshments and the chance to win raffle prizes. Goody bags will even be handed out as a “thank you” to all attendees that come out to support LUNAFEST’s noble beneficiary. Tickets are $25, with 85 percent of proceeds going directly back to local community organizations and 15 percent going to the Breast Cancer Fund. Once a single annual event, LUNAFEST has developed into a coast-to-coast force, raising over $1.2 million dollars for over 600 causes to date. This event may be viewed online at


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Cooking Class Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 8, at 6 p.m. $75 per person. Join Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver for an exciting cooking class followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings.

Angeles. Roxi Link is co-chairing the event with Bonnie Hage, honorary chairs Joe and Lisa Busalacchi, and founding chair Sally B. Thornton to benefit Food Bank’s “Food 4 Kids Backpack Program” that provides weekend food packages to chronically hungry school children. There will also be a live auction. “Guests will be whisked away to the dramatic landscape and rolling hills of Tuscany,” said Simpson. “We are going Italian chic, and the fashion show will be a veritable extravagan-

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Local dietician launches cookbook to get ‘Little Hands’ involved in the kitchen

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Rancho Santa Fe resident Peggy Korody is the author of ‘Little Hands in the Kitchen.’ chi Bean Sprouts. “My sons used to make the fried rice for me,” Korody said. “When my oldest was in 6th grade he had to cook a meal for the class and he used the Benihana grill my motherin-law had given him and the class just loved it. It was the hit of the whole project.” Korody said Asian food is something her family eats often because it is healthy, quick and easy to put together. Her book also focuses much on the MyPlate standards set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2011 and pioneered by First Lady Michelle Obama. More information on MyPlate can be found at “The pyramid thing was too confusing for people,” said Korody. “MyPlate is more visual … Half your plate should be color, a

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BY CLAIRE HARLIN When Peggy Korody’s two sons were kids, she used to take them on “grocery store field trips” to the produce department, have them each choose a vegetable they’d never tried before and then go home to prepare and eat their picks together. “It was a way to take the fear out of trying new foods,” said the registered dietician, who still incorporates fear-easing strategies into her current family nutritional coaching. “They also had their own shelf in the pantry and fridge at 18 months old, and were making their own breakfast.” Now ages 20 and 21, Korody’s boys have grown up to be healthy and independent in the kitchen, and the Rancho Santa Fe resident has published her first cookbook aimed to help other families incorporate nutritional awareness and participation into their kids’ lives. “Little Hands in the Kitchen” is now available for purchase on, and the author is holding a book signing and cooking class on Jan. 17 in Solana Beach to celebrate the launch. At the event, which is free with the purchase of the book ($21.50), Korody will be cooking up one of her family’s favorite meals from the book: Hibachi Chicken, Veggie Fried Rice and Hiba-

quarter starch and less than a quarter protein.” Color, she said, means a variety of fruits and vegetables. Korody, who holds a bachelor of science degree in nutrition from San Diego State University and completed a 900-hour internship through Utah State University, said her role is much different than that of a nutritionist, a title that does not always require a license and is unregulated. She specializes in cooking classes, recipe conversion (adapting meals to a client’s particular needs), diet counseling and child nutrition. “Everything I practice is based on research,” she said. “If it doesn’t have a valid study or studies behind it, I don’t do it.” She pointed to a number of diets and health practices that have less basis than commonly thought, such as eating cinnamon to lower cholesterol or going gluten-free to lose weight. “Everyone thinks all their problems are related to gluten but that’s not always true,” Korody said. “Gluten actually has health benefits … and if you go gluten-free you need to eliminate grains altogether. Manufacturers are replacing gluten with sugar and fat.” The book signing and cooking class for “Little Hands in the Kitchen” will take place at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in the “Little Yellow Cottage” at 533 Lomas Santa Fe in Solana Beach (behind the Boys and Girls Club). For more information, contact Korody at pkorody@ or call (858) 401-9936.

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Sensational cast elevates drama, humor of ‘The Lion in Winter’ BY DIANA SAENGER LET’S REVIEW North Coast Repertory Theatre’s “The Lion in Winter,” is so well-done, what’s happening in the castle of England’s Henry II in 1151 comes vividly to life on stage only moments into this intriguing and funny play, directed by Andy Barnicle. As it opens, beautiful choral music breathes life into the impressive bedroom scene, featuring regal red curtains set against large stone walls (created by NCRT’s amazing scenic designer Marty Burnett) and the audience is immediately transported. King Henry (Mark Pinter) adores his mistress Alais (Alexandra Grossi), but has not cut his ties to his wife Eleanor (Kandis Chappell) whom he has forbade to leave the castle for years. It’s Christmas time and Henry’s sons are also at court. Richard (Richard Baird), Geoffrey (Jason Maddy) and John (Kyle Roche) are present to hear from their father’s own lips who will succeed him as King. Henry has turned 50 and knows he must name his heir. As the story moves forward, he’s as wily and shifty as a snake. At one moment he’s professing his love to Alais, and the next, passionately kissing Eleanor. The three sons have no compassion for one another or their parents. Henry first announces that youngest son John is his choice to be King and to marry Alais so Henry will have her at hand. But even Henry knows that John does not measure up to his brothers. “I’m the family nothing,” John tells his mother. “Geoffrey’s smart and Richard is brave and I’m not anything,” Writer Goldman’s strategy is to show the worst in every character by revealing their bad traits, but then tilt a good side for virtuous measure. It’s a brilliant character study and this cast is exceptional at playing it out. Henry is always unpredictable and Pinter (OffBroadway, “My Sweetheart’s the Man in the Moon,” NCRT-“Becky’s New Car”) swaggers in every instinctive moment.

Queen. Madam, may you rot.” Roche (“Proof,” “One For The Road”) shows his skills as young John. He’s whiney, immature, and often makes no sense, which only ups the humor. Kyle Sorrell as King Phillip, and Grossi as Alais, hold their own in the cast. However, it’s Chappell’s Eleanor that gives Pinter a run for the title of best actor in this play. She can turn on and off the charm as quickly as she can become an observant icicle, pretending to really care about her sons, while really struggling to save her own skin. And she delivers many of the play’s funniest lines straight from the heart. When Alais is softly humming on Christmas Eve, Eleanor turns away from her and says, “No one else is caroling; it might as well be Lent.” “The Lion in Winter” is thoroughly entertaining as it conveys family situations and difficult relationships, and somehow turns those conditions around, to offer insight and humor as the final word. The show runs through Jan. 29. For tickets and more information, visit

Richard Baird, Kyle Sorrell, Jason Maddy, Alexandra Grossi, Mark Pinter, Kyle Roche, and Kandis Chappell create interesting characters in James Goldman’s ‘The Lion in Winter.’ PHOTO: AARON RUMLEY The actors who portray the sons are superb both in their serious moments and sillier ones when articulating Goodman’s funnier dialogue. Baird (“Cyrano De Bergerac,” NCRT “Ghosts”) stands tall and robust with a lionhearted attitude throughout his role. His mother tries to make amends with him – the boy she favored – but he will have none of it. “You are Medea to the teeth … and old enough to die,” he tells her. Geoffrey is the middle son and ignored by both parents. Maddy (“Angels in America”) does a fine job in showing he detests them both. When Eleanor questions his love, he responds, “God forgive me, I’ve upset the



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Mozart comes alive in ‘Classics for Kids Family Concert: Mozart Masterworks’ Classics 4 Kids presents “Mozart Masterworks,” a fun family-friendly concert on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m., at the historic Balboa Theatre. Come experience the remarkable music of the “Wonder Child,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Classics Philharmonic and guest actors bring to life the music from one of the most gifted composers the world has known. Classics offers the exciting and educational, “Kid’s Chat,” a post concert interactive activity where the children get to meet the musicians. For best available seats please call Classics 4 Kids at (619) 231-2311; Otherwise please contact the Balboa Theatre & Civic Theatre Box Offices at (619) 570-1100, or visit any Ticketmaster location.


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Dance legend to open Coming of Age Film Fest

Dancer/choreographer Anna Halprin will open the Coming of Age Film Festival at MOPA this week. About getting older, she has said: ‘Aging is like enlightenment at gunpoint.’

If you go What: Second annual Coming of Age Film Festival When: 6 p.m. Second Thursdays Where: Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park Jan. 12: “Breath Made Visible” (2009) Feb. 9: “The First Grader” (2010) March 8: “Poetry” (2010) April 12: “Captain Abu Raed” (2007) May 10: “Harold and Maude” (1971) June 7: “Triplets of Belleville” (2003) Reception: 6 p.m. today Admission: Free. Reservations online or email Priscilla Parra, \ Halprin’s workshop: Jan. 14-15, Tango Del Rey, Note: The Jewish Film Festival will also show the Halprin film, Feb. 10. Web:

BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT It’s hard to believe Anna Halprin is 91 years old. A postmodern dance legend, based in Marin County, she is still performing, teaching, and creating new dances, as she has for the past seven decades. This Thursday, she’ll be in San Diego to open the second annual Coming of Age Film Festival at MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts) with “Breath Made Visible,” a documentary about her life and work by Swiss filmmaker Ruedi Gerber. Halprin’s idea of dance is all-inclusive, an expression of body, mind and spirit she calls “breath made visible.” Internationally renowned, she has made a career of challenging convention and creating revolutionary new directions for dance. “I always wanted to dance about real things, things that were real in my life,” she said. Among her real things are a deep connection to nature, a relentless search for self-knowledge, and an abiding concern for our planet’s survival. As a teenager, she studied with Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey, dancing to rebel. As a young woman,

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In a scene from “Seniors Rocking,” filmed in 2005 by Ruedi Gerber, a former student of Halpern’s and director of “Breath Made Visible,” Halprin leads 69 Marin County seniors in a rocking-chair dance performance. she met and married the love of her life, Lawrence Halprin, a landscape architect who became her closest collaborator. He designed and built a large deck outside their home where she could dance with her children, encouraging improvisation, and welcoming grown-up dancers, choreographers and composers to join them, folks like Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham and John Cage. In the 1960s, she and her dancers shed their clothing, shocking audiences, sometimes ending up under arrest. In the 1970s, discovering she had cancer; she started exploring dance as a heal-

ing art. She and her daughter, Daria, founded the Tamalpa Institute, blending movement and visual arts with psychology, and for the next decade or so, she worked with AIDS patients. In the ’90s, she began creating dance rituals to bring the world community together. By the 2000s, she was making dances that dealt with her aging body and her husband’s medical crises, including a piece called “Intensive Care: Reflections on Death and Dying.” Even in the worst times, her life force shone through. “Things don’t last forever,” she said. “You have no con-

trol over that. What you do have control of is how you cope with what happens. Art is one way of coping. It certainly is mine.” To date, Halprin has created more than 150 dancetheater works, most recently “Song of Songs,” the first in a trilogy called “Remembering Lawrence,” to honor the beloved husband she lost in 2009. On opening night of the Coming of Age festival, which offers a diverse selection of films about aging, you can meet this remarkable artist at a wine and cheese reception. Before introducing the movie, she’ll perform a new version of “Courtesan and the Crone,” a piece she originally created in Venice in 1999. Then, over the weekend, she’ll teach a dance workshop at Tango Del Rey, which will include her “Planetary Dance,” a dance for peace now being done in 46 countries around the world. “When I am 110, I’ll dance the way things really are,” she says with a smile, at the end of the movie. Don’t miss Anna Halprin, in person, and “Breath Made Visible.” At the end of the evening, you’ll dance out the door.

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Museums court next generation of patrons via fun, exclusive events BY PAT SHERMAN As art organizations across the country are saddled with cutbacks and rising costs, they also must consider the graying of the audience they depend on most to attend and fund exhibitions, performances and other cultural events. According to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the average age of museum attendees increased from 36 in 1982 to 43 in 2008. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), The Lux Art Institute, and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library are working to counter that trend, cultivating a new generation of patrons through groups that offer exclusive events geared to young professionals. Each group offers art lovers in the under-45 age bracket fun, enriching programs with a chance to socialize and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Museum administrators trust this appreciation will awaken philanthropic leanings. A List Hoping to engage young art aficionados, Annina Torri founded the A List group at the Athenaeum in 2005. “I’ve been going to the Athenaeum for a long time,” said Torri, 39. “I always loved the openings … but I never saw a lot of young

people there. I wanted to start something with a fun environment where they could explore art and culture that would be social.” Membership in the A List, which is open to people ages 21 and older, is $75 per year and includes five to six A List music and art mixers per year, plus all the benefits of a standard Athenaeum membership. New members can get a feel for being on the A List by attending single events for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. A-List mixers are held at the La Jolla Athenaeum space on Wall Street and include live music, a small bar, hors d’oeuvres, a communal art project and door prizes. December’s event, dubbed “Rendez-vous in the Stacks,” coincided with Kathleen Marshall’s exhibition, “Still in Paris.” It included on-site portraiture sketching, Left-Bank-style refreshments, a create-yourown crepe station and a performance by acoustic trio Les Shelleys. The next A List event, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., coincides with an exhibit by illustrator and sketch artist Alexander Jackson. “As with many other arts institutions, a majority of our members are getting up there in age,” said A List co-chair and Athenaeum marketing and promotions manager, Katie Walders. “We’re trying to bring in more and younger members and show them everything

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), The Lux Art Institute, and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library are working to cultivate a new generation of patrons through groups that offer exclusive events geared to young professionals. that’s out there for art and music.” Walders said the A List currently has about 90 members who also have a chance to vote in an A List Members Choice Award during the Athenaeum’s annual juried art show. Influx In December, Lux Art Institute in Encinitas launched a similar group for people ages 21 to 39, which is free with a regular museum membership of $50. Titled “Influx,” the group is a way to encourage younger contemporary art lovers to join the museum and to encourage existing young members to engage at a deeper level.

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The first event included a question and answer session with resident painter Emilio Perez, and an afterparty at Flavor Del Mar. “The 21- to 39-year-old group tends to be the lowest attendee group for museums, so it’s an opportunity to kind of rev that up and give them another opportunity for socializing, instead of going to the movies or clubs,” said Lux founding director Ressey Shaw of La Jolla. The museum plans to hold six such weeknight events per year, dubbed Lux After Dark. Avant Garde MCASD La Jolla’s group for young contemporary art enthusiasts, titled “Avant Garde,” launched a little more than a year ago from the ashes of a similar, more expansive group called StART Up. That group included art-related travel opportunities, though the dues were $2,500 per year. Jeanna Yoo, MCASD La Jolla’s chief advancement officer, saw a need to continue targeting the museum’s younger demographic, albeit at a more affordable level. Avant Garde dues are $425 per year, or $500 with a basic museum membership. The group has about 40 members. Last year Avant Garde offered events every two months, though Yoo said events will likely occur on a monthly basis in 2012, offer-

ing members more opportunities to connect with exhibiting artists and museum curators. Avant Garde members may bring one spouse, partner or friend with them at no additional cost. “It’s a couples membership,” Yoo said of the group, which targets young people ages 25 to 40-something. Events are staged at both the La Jolla and San Diego museum spaces, or out in the community, where members get a firsthand feel for the local art scene through private collection tours and visits to contemporary artists’ workspaces. “There’s a lot of young, up-and-coming contemporary artists in the San Diego area,” Yoo said. “We wanted to showcase them … in their work environment. It’s been a very popular program.” On Jan. 22, Avant Garde members will tour the collection of Matthew and Iris Strauss at their Rancho Santa Fe estate. Their library, named by Art News magazine as one of the top 200 art collections in the world, contains sculptures, paintings and other works by Frank Stella, Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol. Yoo said she hopes the museum’s outreach will pay off in terms of future giving. “Our hope is that it’s a gradual process,” she said. “We engage them now through Avant Garde and down the road they’ll be more committed to the arts, moving up the ladder in

terms of their philanthropic involvement.” Architect Jeff Hollander and his partner, Viveca Bissonnette of Hollander Design Group, were MCASD members for years before joining Avant Garde. The couple, in their 40s, said they didn’t feel comfortable hanging out with “multimillionaire art collectors.” They found Avant Garde members shared their appreciation for art, design and culture at “a similar economic level.” As holiday thank you gifts, the couple gave 70 basic museum memberships to their clients and vendors “with the hope that they start to participate further in the museum.” “We feel like what we’ve gotten out of the museum this past year as Avant Garde members has benefited us personally and professionally, from a cultural perspective. We wanted to pass that along,” Bissonnette said.

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Puppy Love 5K run and 1 mile walk to benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center A little bit of, “Puppy Love” can go a long way to help make 2012 your healthiest and happiest year ever. Grab a leash and your running shoes for the third annual Puppy Love 5k run and 1 mile walk benefitting Helen Woodward Animal Center on Feb. 12. This year there are two separate courses for runners and walkers (and their four-legged friends) along scenic Highway 101 in Solana Beach. The event, sponsored by Iams and Roadrunner Sports, also features the Wagging Wellness Village with vendors, food, prizes and activities. “This is such a fun event – it’s not often that people can run or walk a race with their four-legged friends,” said Nedra Abramson, special events and sponsorship manager for the Center. “Whether you’re a longtime runner, starting a fitness program as a New Year’s resolution, or you just enjoy taking a morning walk with your dog, you will have a blast at this event. And it’s all for a good cause – proceeds benefit the programs of Helen Woodward Animal Center.”

Celebrity Grand Marshalls include Raoul Martinez from FOX 5 San Diego leading the run and Surf Dog Ricochet leading the Walk. The race begins at 8 a.m. on the corner of Via de la Valle and Highway 101 in Solana Beach, and the festivities last until noon. After the race, runners, walkers and spectators can take part in the Furry Valentine Canine Costume Contest as well as Doga Yoga, canine agility with San Diego Pet Training, and mini classes from Pure Barre La Costa. Dog lovers looking for the right person for them and their dog to love this Valentine’s Day can also participate in “meet your furry match,” a fun match up sponsored by It’s Just Lunch. The race entry is $35 for both runners and walkers and all proceeds from the event support the pets and programs of Helen Woodward Animal Center. For more information or to register, visit www. or call 858-756-4117, ext. 339.


San Dieguito River Park Trail Patrol training to be held; Trail Patrol volunteers needed Trail Patrol volunteers assist the San Dieguito River Park Rangers with patrolling established trails within the River Park, meet park visitors and answer questions, provide information, and identify trail problems and maintenance needs. Train to become a San Dieguito River Park Volunteer Trail Patrol Member. Protect the natural and cultural resources of the River Park and provide information and assistance to River Park patrons while you exercise in the fresh air and sunshine! Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one 3 or 4-hour patrol shift per month. The Trail Patrol training will be held in Escondido area on Jan. 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Trail Patrol volunteers will be trained in natural resources identification, visitor relations, equipment procedures, and emergency situations.

There will be several SDRP Ranger led presentations, a guest speaker from the Oceanside Police Department presenting “Verbal Judo,” and in the field scenario/role playing. Whether you are interested in hiking the trails, patrolling by bicycle, or taking your horse out as part of an equestrian unit, you are needed. You must be at least 18 years of age. No fees: Training provided and paid for by the San Dieguito River Park. Refreshments will be provided! For more information or to register and receive a confirmation letter please contact Leana Bulay at or call (858) 674-2275 ext.14 For more information, including trail maps and activities, visit

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‘Salome’ opens San Diego Opera’s 2012 season La Jolla Music San Diego Opera’s 47th international season opens Saturday, Jan. 28, with Richard Strauss’s tour de force Salome. These performances mark the return of American soprano Lise Lindstrom who was heard last season in the title role of Turandot. She is joined by the American bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, heard last season as Méphistophélès in Faust, who sings his signature role of John the Baptist. They are joined by tenor Allan Glassman as Herod. The sets and costumes of Salome are owned by the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and were adapted by San Francisco Opera. Both the sets and costumes were designed by Bruno Schwengl. The lighting designer is Chris Maravich. Salome was composed by Richard Strauss to Hedwig Lachmann’s German translation of Oscar Wilde’s play. Salome received its world premiere at Dresden’s Hofoper on December 9, 1905. These performances will mark the third time this opera has been performed with the Company with other performances in 1998 and 1967. For more information, visit

Free Garden Ambassadors Program offered for kids There is still time for children in grades 2-8 to sign up for the free Garden Ambassadors Program offered by the Center for A Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach. It will meet weekly in their garden at 533 Lomas Santa Fe on Wednesdays, from 3:30-5 p.m., Jan 18-Feb 22. Through hands-on activities and games, students will learn to grow good soil and plants organically, from seed to harvest. By the program’s end, these new Garden Ambassadors will be ready to foster gardens at school and in their community. Contact Andi MacLeod, teacher, to register: (858) 254-1625 or

Heart di Vite features top wine makers at benefit for UCSD Center for Biological Sciences Cooks Confab kicks of 2012 with Heart di Vite, benefitting the UCSD Center for Biological Sciences, on Sunday, Feb. 5, beginning at 4 p.m. Pairing Napa Valley’s finest biodynamic wine makers with San Diego’s most celebrated green chefs, the event calls attention to the environmental threats California’s wine country, farmlands and waterways continue to face. Leading the way for new scientific discovery in climate change, conservation biology and environmental sustainability, proceeds from Heart di Vite benefit UCSD’s Center for Biological Sciences and provide for environmental scholarships. For $100 per person, $185 per couple or $100 to sponsor a student, guests can indulge in some of Napa’s leading wines accompanied by delectable dishes served up by some of San Diego’s top toques. Also included is a silent and live auction with items up for grab such as art from San Diego’s top artists, wine and more totaling over $5,000 in prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.biology.ucsd.

Society presents Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Septet La Jolla Music Society opens this Season’s Latin Jazz Series with the sensational Arturo O’Farrill AfroLatin Septet at the Birch North Park Theatre on Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. O’Farrill is the 2009 Winner of the Grammy® Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. In 2002, he created the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra for Jazz at Lincoln Center due in part to a large and very demanding body of substantial music in the genre of Latin and Afro-Cuban Jazz. Featuring members from the Orchestra, the Septet brings the best of the ensemble’s warm and cohesive sound to San Diego. La Jolla Music Society enhances the concert-going experience by presenting “Preludes” – pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance, free to ticket-holders. Claudia Russell, of KSDS Jazz 88.3, talks with Mr. O’Farrill in a pre-concert interview at 7 pm. KSDS Jazz 88.3 is recognized as media partner for La Jolla Music Society’s Jazz Series performances. Tickets are $35-$65 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 or online at

Generous Jackets 2nd Annual Drive a huge success Generous Jackets’ 2nd Annual Drive took place on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The Leadership Project founded by Class of 2014 members, Allie Negroni, Jacqueline Putegnat, Laura Detrow and Madison Smith of the National Charity League, San Dieguito Chapter, was a huge success. The girls were able to distribute dozens of donated jackets, sweatshirts and coats to needy homeless men, women and children in downtown San Diego. The demand for warm clothing was so great that the homeless population was lining up within minutes of their arrival downtown. The recipients were so appreciative to have the warm clothing to help thwart the freezing cold temperatures experienced during the last few weeks in this area. The girls were shocked that the jackets were literally distributed within minutes and the need so great. “It’s easy to forget in our busy teenage lives that people are desperate for necessities.” The girls would like to initiate another jacket drive immediately to service the needs of San Diego’s homeless community. The girls spoke with some of the homeless population downtown and they expressed a need for blankets, socks, and sleeping bags in addition to any warm clothing. If you would like to donate any items, please contact Generous Jackets at and the NCL girls can pick up your donations.

Pediatric Respiratory Medical Group opens in Solana Beach A new medical practice, Pediatric Respiratory Medical Group, has opened in Solana Beach, specializing in the care of infants, children and adolescents with respiratory problems. The practice offers consultations on a wide range of pulmonary problems including: Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Lung Disease, Apnea, Recurrent or Prolonged cough, and Neuromuscular disease. Patients can call 858-442-6146 to schedule an appointment. Pediatric Respiratory Medical Group is located at 530 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Suite M, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

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New Year’s relationship resolution Taste of Africa cooking classes By Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. that--after knowing each and M’Lissa Trent, Ph.D. other for some amount of Here time--they comes the beshould autoginning of anmatically know other new year, what their and we see it as partner needs an opportunity and wants. It for our readers usually sounds to become prosomething like active about Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. this: “I making their shouldn’t have (Dr. He) and M’Lissa relationships Trent, Ph.D. (Dr. She) to tell you better. We bewhat I need. lieve that it is a You should just good time to rejuvenate a know by now!” This is a marriage or relationship by huge mistake. There is no paying attention to some way one human being can very basic but necessary asknow or anticipate what anpects of maintaining a deepother human being needs er connection to your partand wants. It is much more ner. Make an agreement important for both people to with each other to consisclearly tell other what they tently try these 5 things to expect from them. This is make 2012 a better year for what builds trust. Trying to your relationship: read someone else’s mind or Take a few minutes to expecting the other to read make a daily face-to-face yours only breeds disapconnection with your pointment in the relationspouse. Whether your stress ship. is about jobs or kids or to-do Be more accountable for lists, connecting with your your actions. Follow through partner--even if you’re both on every thing you commit tired at the end of a long to take care of. If you know day--can be a way to remind you won’t be able to follow yourself that you are not through on something, alone with it all. While talkdon’t commit to it in the ing to each other on the first place! Stand up for who phone is also a way to conyou are as a person, especialnect, there is nothing like ly if you’ve made a mistake! holding you significant othThis builds a deeper bond of er’s face in your hands and trust with each other that is giving them your look of the best foundation upon love. which to build a healthy reExpress appreciation lationship. more to each other verbally. These resolutions are A little bit of expressed apgreat ways to keep the status preciation goes a long way. quo of your relationship We all want to feel acknowlfrom devolving into stagnaedged for what we do to tion. Assuming that a relahelp out, and saying or hear- tionship will forever funcing “Thanks for taking out tion well “the way it always the garbage” or “Thanks for has” does not allow it or the cooking dinner” or “Thanks two people involved to for doing the laundry” grow. One of the reasons the makes even those mundane divorce rate is so high is that tasks more palatable. people assume that the relaMeet for 10 to 15 mintionship they started out utes once a week to discuss with should be enough to the coming week’s schedule. take them into the future. Start off the week being on This rarely works. It is much the same page with each healthier for a relationship other by being aware of to grow and transform as what is up ahead scheduleyou both grow and transwise in your busy lives. This form yourselves. Utilize the keeps the element of surprise maturity you’ve both gained to a minimum about family over the years to reshape logistics, and it also is a way your relationship into one to keep the division of labor that addresses the current balanced between both of needs you both have. In you. Make sure the monthly much the same way that a calendar also includes a balphotograph taken of yourance of individual play time self five or ten years ago (for both of you), relationcould no longer accurately ship play time, and family depict who you are or what play time. Schedule a date you need today, your apnight at least once--if not proach to your relationship twice--a month, and take deserves a similar updating. turns planning the activity. Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. Clearly state your needs (Dr. He) and M’Lissa Trent, to each other. No mind read- Ph.D. (Dr. She) are a married ing! Many couples assume couple who have worked to-

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Women’s Empowerment International’s popular Taste of Africa cooking classes will continue this year with the first class offered on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the demonstration kitchen of the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 92075. Suggestion donation is $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Reservations are recommended: Participants will learn, feast and share the culture and food of Olivia Laryea, a refugee from Ghana and a successful caterer in San Diego. Olivia will teach a morning class for up to 14 participants. The menu will include her famous Ghanaian tamales, Jollof

rice (thought to be the inspiration for Cajun jambalaya) and Fancy Fruit. Included in the class are printed recipes, generous samples of all food prepared and light refreshments. All proceeds benefit the WE Center for STAR Women, a free service that helps women like Olivia start businesses and become successful entrepreneurs. Women’s Empowerment International is a 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with nonprofit agencies and “banks for the poor” with the goal of helping the three billion people in the world who live on $2 a day or less. For further information visit www.



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Cat show to be held at Del Mar Fairgrounds: Enter your pet! Four hundred and fifty pedigree cats, as well as rescue cats and household cats, will compete in the biggest show west of the Rockies on Jan. 28 and 29 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Make your cat a star. Pre register your cat by Jan. 23. You will have great fun with your cat. Lots of ribbons. Visit: and call the Entry Clerk for how to enter the show. Eight judges will judge the kitties all weekend long. So be prepared to spend Saturday and Sunday with your kitty. Meet up to 41 breeds. It’s wonderful to see the curly haired, the naked, the shorthair and the longhaired kitties. Buy your kitty a new favorite toy, cat tree or food. Find Feline art that fits right in at your house. The event is sponsored by San Diego Cat Fanciers, a nonprofit Cat Club, devoted to the welfare of cats. For more information, tickets and event times, visit

Local artist features a four-day ‘Depth and Dimension’ class at the Athenaeum School of the Arts Structured lessons with local artist Linda Luisi at the Athenaeum’s San Diego Art Studio will be held Jan. 19- Feb. 9, four Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4441 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92116. Learn 3-dimensional techniques, create scenes with greater spatial depth, “push-the-envelope” to enhance the realistic quality of art. 3D basics: highlights, shadows and perspective. Individual attention for all levels (first-time beginners and experienced artists). See details at Questions: instructor (760) 944-8991. For the series: $160 nonmembers; $140 members. Plus $8 material fee. To register: (858) 454-5872 or online: Class # 69.

Renowned ‘Living Legends’ coming to California Center for the Arts The world-renowned Living Legends celebrates the Latin American, Native American, and Polynesian cultures through song and dance in its 90-minute performance, Seasons. They will perform on Feb 4, at 7 p.m., at The Escondido Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025. For tickets, visit

John McCutheon concert is Jan. 28 in Encinitas San Diego Folk Heritage presents John McCutcheon on Saturday Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024. Admission $22. SDFH members $18. Children under 12 are free. Visit sdfolkheritage. org or

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Dr. Temple Grandin makes memorable visit to The Winston School Dr. Temple Grandin, best-selling author, animal behavior expert and subject of a popular HBO movie, recently visited The Winston School for students with learning differences. Grandin, who as a student with autism also learned differently, capped her tour by commenting “I could have thrived here.” The Winston School ( is a college preparatory program for bright, creative students in grades 4 through 12 who have struggled to meet their potential. The Winston School offers an extensive arts curriculum providing classic training and a creative outlet as well as opportunities to build character and self-confidence. Brenda Holzclaw, a Winston parent, initiated the visit by inviting Grandin to visit Winston during her recent visit to the area. Holzclaw said she felt Winston’s unique approach to teaching students with learning differences would interest Grandin – and it did. In December, Grandin toured the campus and met the school’s students and faculty. Predictably, she made a lasting impression on everyone she met — especially student Joe Ciacci. The 10th grade student was serving as the school’s ambassador that day and was about to start a campus tour when the notably direct Grandin told him he needed to lose weight. “It was hilarious,” Ciacci said. “I’m chubby and the first thing she asked me was ‘What are you eating?’” According to school headmaster Mike Peterson, Grandin’s inquiry wasn’t meant to offend, as many people with autism ask questions that cross social boundaries. “Adults are often dismissed as ‘eccentric’ when they engage is this type of behavior but adolescents can suffer significantly when they don’t understand how to communicate with others,” he said. “Young people with autism benefit from safe, supportive environments that both accept differences and give children tools to become socially successful. The Winston School pro-

The Winston School Headmaster Mike Peterson with best-selling author, animal behavior expert and subject of popular HBO movie Dr. Temple Grandin during her visit to the school. vides this environment.” Ciacci has attended Winston for two years and said he had a receptive audience in Grandin when sharing his sentiments about the school. “I told her that it’s the best school I’ve ever been to,” he said. “It’s friendly, more laid back and there aren’t any angry principals angry at life or teachers who won’t let students talk out of turn and don’t like to listen to student ideas. At Winston, I’ve seen several students come up with mathematical theories to solve something and if it works, they’ll use it. It’s not just their way.” Peterson said Grandin showed great interest in the art and science programs at the school as well as the fact that students are prepared for high-stakes testing even though faculty doesn’t actually “teach to the test.” Instead, students engage in multisensory lessons that help to build connections to what they are learning. He said, “Grandin talked a lot about her own experiences in education, both positive and negative, and in the end said ‘I could have thrived here.’” For more information, visit

Bridal Bazaar coming to San Diego Jan. 29 Bridal Bazaar, a perennial favorite of San Diego brides, hosts its 37th winter expo at the San Diego Convention Center Sunday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 W. Harbor Drive, Exhibit Halls E & F. Tickets are $12 at the door. Visit


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To Your Health: Diabetes screening basics BY DR. ATHENA PHILIS-TSIMIKAS, SCRIPPS HEALTH Are you one of the 18.8 million adults and children in the United States who has been diagnosed with diabetes—or perhaps one of the 7 million yet to be diagnosed? Now considered a nationwide epidemic, diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps transport glucose (blood sugar) into the body’s cells so it can be used for energy. Without enough insulin, the body cannot use sugar properly. Because the sugar cannot get into the cells, it builds up in the bloodstream instead and upsets normal body functions. When blood sugar remains high for prolonged periods, it may damage organs such as the eyes, kidneys, heart and limbs--even if no symptoms are present. People with diabetes either cannot produce enough insulin to process sugar, or cannot correctly use the insulin they do have. The exact cause of diabetes is unknown, although both genetics and environmental factors such as over eating which can lead to obesity and lack of exercise may be factors. A number of factors can affect your risk for diabetes. Your risk may be higher if you: are African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian-American or Pacific Islander; have a family history of diabetes; are overweight; lead a sedentary lifestyle; or develop diabetes during pregnancy. There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs most often in children and young adults. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own insulin-producing (beta) cells. Thus, the pancreas stops making insulin, or makes only a tiny amount. People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin every day to keep their bodies functioning properly. About 5 to10 percent of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 90 percent of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes. While type 2 usually occurs in adults, it is rising at alarming rates in young adults and children. Type 2 diabetes develops over time as a result of lifestyle factors such as obesity and lack of exercise; it often begins as a condition known as prediabetes, in which a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet elevated enough to qualify as diabetes. Prediabetes is likely to lead to type 2 diabetes within 10 years; in the meantime, many people with prediabetes will develop health problems commonly associated with diabetes itself. If not treated, diabetes can lead to serious complications, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, blindness, infection of the lower limbs that may lead to amputation, and damage to the peripheral nervous system. Fortunately, once diabetes is diagnosed, it can be treated. While there is no cure to date, diabetes researchers have made significant advancements in the understanding and treatment of the disease. Through proper diabetes management, including medication and lifestyle changes, people with diabetes can lead full, healthy lives. Early detection of diabetes is vital to decreasing the likelihood of complications later on. Some of the most common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, excessive thirst or hunger, unusual weight loss, increased fatigue, blur-



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Public invited to select ‘Best Ad’ for San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is reaching out to the public, asking for help selecting the commercial that best supports the cause of saving endangered species. Just launched Jan. 9, the People’s Choice contest (available online at offers a selection of three videos geared toward inspiring conservation. The three were selected from almost 100 submissions as part of an effort to find the best way to engage people around the world with the Wildlife Conservancy’s efforts. “We are looking for a video that reaches out to people, engaging them emotionally with endangered species,” said Debra Erickson, San Diego Zoo Global’s director of communications. “We have three videos that approach the theme of conservation in very different ways, and we are looking to our communities to tell us which video they like the best.” The videos showcased were selected by a panel of judges from the advertising and film industries along with Zoo creative staff. Each video takes a different approach; one features the black humor of species with protest signs, another depicts animals in cartoon style and the last showcases a child’s emotion at losing animal toys.

“The video depicting a child’s relationship to his animal toys was the video selected by our judges,” said Michael Warburton, advertising manager for San Diego Zoo Global. “However, we recognize the importance of hearing from the communities that support our work, and the People’s Choice contest gives our members and supporters a chance to give us their opinion.” The People’s Choice video contest will run from Jan. 9 through 23 at 8 a.m. During this time, online guests are invited to view the videos and vote for the one they feel conveys the strongest conservation message. More information about the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy can be found on its website, www. In addition to information about the Conservancy’s wildlife conservation work, the website features a live web camera in a California condor enclosure. The dynamic content available online at gives visitors to the site access to content used by conservation researchers to better understand the wildlife they study, including a comical time-lapse video of a family of nine burrowing owls — seven chicks and the parents — busying themselves at the opening to their burrow.

St. James Academy to hold Open House for perspective students and their families St. James Academy will be hosting an Open House for perspective students and their families on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The school will provide student-led tours of the facility, as well as the opportunity to meet teachers, staff, and students and their parents. Refreshments will be served. Also, there will be “See Us in Action” tours led by current Academy parents between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Jan. 26, Feb. 8 and March 8. St. James is now accepting applications for the academic year 20122013. St. James Academy is a K-8 elementary school serving the North County communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad and San Marcos. St. James Academy is part of the St. James Catholic Community, which includes St. James Church and St. Leo’s Mission. The Catholic Faith Community of St. James Academy weaves Christ’s message into the fabric of each school day so that the whole child can develop in body, mind and spirit. Working within an educational program that integrates spiritual, moral, academic, social, cultural and physical precepts, the faculty and staff assist parents in the education of each child. For more information, go to www.saintjamesacademy. com or call 1-858-755-1777.

San Diego Jewish Academy to present Pre-K to 12 Open House San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) will host its Pre-K to 12 Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 18, for both prospective parents and current SDJA families. The event will provide an opportunity for parents and students to learn about the school, view classrooms and speak with faculty, staff and administrators. “SDJA offers its students a unique blend of academics, personalized attention and values-based education,” said

Larry Acheatel, executive director at SDJA. “The open house is a great opportunity to learn about our programs and learn what makes our school unique.” Families interested in learning more about an SDJA education are invited to attend the Prospective Family Reception at 5:30 p.m., where there will be campus tours and a complimentary dinner. Both prospective parents and current families will have the opportunity to walk through SD-

JA’s many classrooms, view a variety of special student projects and speak to faculty and staff. Reservations are recommended for SDJA’s Prospective Family Reception. Please contact Renee Sherman, director of admissions, at (858) 704-3716 or to RSVP. For more information on San Diego Jewish Academy, visit

Discover Bishop’s Students at The Bishop’s School have an intellectual liveliness sparked by an inquisitive faculty. • A 9 to 1 student-teacher ratio creates an intimate classroom experience. • Class of 2011: 4 National Merit Scholarship recipients, 9 Merit Finalists, 31 Commended students Tour the campus, meet our students, and learn how Bishop’s may be the right place for your child. Application deadline is February 1.

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Thousands to battle in Southern California’s largest Video Game Festival at UCSD The Winter Game Fest at the University of California, San Diego, one of the largest free video game festivals in Southern California, has grown even bigger––expanding from two days to three from Jan. 13-15. This year, the tournament, which is open to the public, is expected to have more than 2,000 videogame enthusiasts with more games, sponsors, prizes and fun. The student-organized festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13-15, in the Price Center ballrooms on the UC San Diego campus. For more information on the Winter Game Fest, go to

Cavaillon unveils winter menu featuring new signature dishes and seasonal specials Cavaillon, located in the heart of Santaluz and minutes from Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar, has introduced a winter menu featuring new signature and seasonal dishes, more value and warm and welcoming service. With wintry nights ahead, Cavaillon will be an ideal destination to enjoy these family-friendly dishes in the cozy and intimate restaurant. “At its heart, Cavaillon is a neighborhood restaurant and I wanted the winter menu to be approachable, affordable and satisfying for locals and equally appealing to guests from across San Diego who have come to crave our meals,â€? said Chef Michael von Euw. “We’ve also had many requests for gluten-free dishes for children and guests with special dietary requests and we’ve worked to weave options throughout the menu.â€? Throughout the holidays and winter season, the restaurant is dishing up comforting and simple, yet expertly prepared selections that showcase his signature approach to cooking. Highlights of the Cavaillon Winter Menu feature timeless French bistro-style dishes made with seasonal ingredients and modern techniques and include: •New Signatures: Norwegian Trout

en Papiotte ($22); Beef Bourguignon with Roasted Garlic Pomme Mousseline and Glazed Vegetables ($25); and Truffle Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Fricassee ($24) •Winter Specials: Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad ($9); Autumn Pumpkin Risotto ($14); and Pan Roasted Monkfish with Winter Vegetables and House Made Tagliatelle ($29) •Gluten Free Selections: Truffled Pommes Frites ($6.50); Duck Confit and Arugula Salad ($22); and Wild Mushroom Velute ($9) The Cavaillon wine cellar boasts 300 labels, including over 300 bottles. Including such labels as Domaine de L’Arlot 1er cru 2009 “Les Petit Pletsâ€?, 2005 Far Niente Cabernet from Napa Valley, Sea Smoke “Southingâ€? Santa Rita Hills 2009, the wine menu covers different regions and varietals to complement Cavaillon’s cuisine. For the complete Cavaillon Winter Menu, Bar Menu, Sunday Brunch Menu and wine list, please visit For reservations, call (858) 433-0483 or connect with Cavaillon on Facebook and Twitter.

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Father-Daughter Waltz Dinner


he Senior Presentation Class of 2012 Father-Daughter Waltz Dinner, San Dieguito Chapter, was held in Fairbanks Ranch on Jan. 8. This event is the culmination of six years of philanthropy service in National Charity League, a mother-daughter philanthropic organization, in which the young ladies from the 7th through 12th grades focus on philanthropy work throughout San Diego County, cultural awareness, self development, and fostering the mother-daughter bond. Now as seniors, this Class of 2012 enjoyed a formal evening of dinner and dancing with their fathers, in preparation for their Senior Presentation to be held in March.

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Solana Beach resident and physican awarded CMA ‘Doctor of the Year’ California Medical Association (CMA) recently announced Dr. Ritvik P. Mehta, founder and medical director of the California Hearing and Balance Center and California Facial Nerve Center, to be awarded with the “Doctor of the Year Award” by the Solo and Small Group Practice Forum at the CMA Annual House of Delegates meeting in Anaheim. The CMA identifies those board certified physicians who are held in the highest regard by their peers. “Each year, we select a physician who shows compassion, integrity and outstanding clinical practice as a private practitioner. Despite all of the ongoing problems in the world of medicine and during one of the worst recessions in years, Dr. Mehta chose to open his own solo private practice in La Jolla two years ago and has been hugely successful.” said James Ochi M.D. Dr. Mehta attended the University of Southern Cali-

Dr. Ritvik P. Mehta receiving his honor. fornia for college and received his medical degree from University of California, San Diego. Following medical school, he pursued Otolaryngology at Harvard University and completed both a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship and a Neurotology/ Skull Base Surgery fellowship. In 2009, Dr. Mehta opened California Hearing and Balance Center and California Facial Nerve Center. The practice has been a hit with patients, offering the latest treatments for hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and skull base surgery. Addition-

ally, the practice has acquired two doctors of audiology who specialize in the latest hearing aid technology. Dr. Mehta continues to publish academic journals and is an active participant in the community. He a leader in medical mission trips domestically and overseas, and in his spare time coaches his daughter’s soccer team. He most recently ran a half marathon to benefit the national Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. “Dr. Mehta is a fine example of a Solo & Small Group Practice physician for which we are proud to award him our Doctor of the Year.” said James Ochi M.D. Dr. Mehta is medical director for Claudia Obermann who recently opened a medical spa in Del Mar Highlands Town Center called ClaudiaO. Claudia is a laser and injectable specialist. Visit www. or call 858-7054489 to reach Claudia.

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LEGAL NOTICES Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-035655 Fictitious Business Name(s): Tre Beca Consulting Located at: 3580 Carmel Mountain Rd., #300, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 3243, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: was 7/1/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Rebecca Ostrander, 3580 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 300, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/30/2011. Rebecca Ostrander, DM597, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-000229 Fictitious Business Name(s): Haro Design Group Located at: 135 Liverpool Drive #E, Cardiff, CA., 92007, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The ďŹ rst day of business: was 01/01/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Performance Branding LLC, 135 Liverpool Drive #E, Cardiff, CA., 92007, California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/04/2012. Robert B. Haro, CV295, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00090043-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. PETITION OF: Tiaina Baul Seau, on behalf of Hunter Tiaina Seau , Gina M. Seau, for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner:

NORTH COAST Gina M. Seau, Tiaina Baul Seau, on behalf of a minor, Hunter Tiaina Seau ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Hunter Tiaina Seau to Proposed Name Hunter Travis Seau. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 21, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior


City of Del Mar Design Review Board Agenda Del Mar Communications Center 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD/STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items) Village SpeciďŹ c Plan Discussion – Development Parcels (Garcia) HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR CONTINUED APPLICATION: ITEM 1 ADR-11-19 / 154 Little Orphan Alley / Levin WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT NEW APPLICATIONS: ITEM 2 DRB-11-20 APN: 300-410-34 Location: 428 10th Street Owner: Brian Porter Agent: Jennifer Charleston-Porter Zone: R1-10 Overlay Zone: None Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Russ Hunt, Staff Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to demolish 145 square feet and add 499 square feet with complete interior renovations to 1,561 square feet of an existing 4,066 square foot single-story residence. ITEM 3 DRB-11-24 APN: 301-022-04 Location: 156 Ocean View Avenue Owner: Yeung Wai Sze Agent: Judith Parmelee, Architect Zone: R1-10 (Low Density Residential) Overlay Zone: Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to remodel an existing single-family residence and to construct a second-story addition. Additional improvements would include the creation of a new roof deck and the construction of a bridge/walkway from the new deck to an existing spa located on a bluff at the rear (northern) portion of the lot. ADJOURNMENT, DM596, Jan. 12, 2012

to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Del Mar Times. Date: Jan. 03, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court DM594, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 02, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-035368 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ginny Located at: 14022 Condesa Dr., Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: was 12/14/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Virginia Kaufmann, 14022 Condesa Dr., Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/28/2011. Virginia Kaufmann, DM595, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-035118 Fictitious Business Name(s): Dipped Located at: 625 Solana Glen Court, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Alan P. Irwin, 625 Solana Glen Court, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. #2. Charlyne G. Irwin, 625 Solana Glen Court, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/23/2011. Alan P. Irwin, DM593, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034489 Fictitious Business Name(s): Precious Bottoms Diaper Service of San Diego Located at: 278 Sanford St., Encinitas, CA., 92024, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Matt Goldberg, 278 Sanford St., Encinitas, CA., 92024. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/16/2011. Matt Goldberg, CV294, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034939 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Verde Bag located at:13486 Mango Dr., Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business:

was May 25, 2006. This business is hereby registered by the following: Gina Sample, 13486 Mango Dr., Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 12-21-2011. Gina Sample, DM590, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033939 Fictitious Business Name(s): Located at: 203 Loma Corta Drive, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 412, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jhon Derek Downey, 203 Loma Corta Drive, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/09/2011. Jhon Derek Downey, DM588, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034771 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Innate Troubleshooting Dynamics b. Innate Troubleshooting Dynamic Networks c. Innate Troubleshooting Dynamic Networx d. ITD Networks Located at: 3995 Ambervale Terrace, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 3995 Ambervale Terrace, San Diego, CA., 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Robert P. Yorba, IV, 3995 Ambervale Terrace, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/20/2011. Robert P. Yorba, IV, DM592, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033533 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Artison b. Artison Cuisine c. Artison WoodďŹ red Cuisine d. Artisan WoodďŹ red Cuisine Located at: 3830 Valley Centre Dr., #705-506, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: JNK Foodservices Inc., 3830 Valley Centre Dr., #705-506, San Diego, CA., 92130, California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/06/2011. Jacob Kahn, DM591, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012

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Sampson California Realty to host special event featuring tax expert Dave Morgan Sampson California Realty (SCR) will be hosting a free, informational event on “Tax Write Offs. How To Get Them. How To Keep Them” on Jan. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SCR Del Mar office featuring renowned tax expert Dave Morgan. “Dave Morgan is a tax preparation, strategy and planning guru. He spoke at a SCR special event last year and helped attendees maximize their tax returns,” said Joseph Sampson. “One attendee called me two weeks after the event and thanked me for the seminar. She said it saved her significant money on her tax return,” commented Diane Sampson, co-owner of Sampson California Realty. Dave Morgan is a tax planning expert and this seminar will help you

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La Rosa’s Garden: Living ambiance of house plants BY FRANK LA ROSA In Southern California areas, we have a winter of sorts. And, I like many of you, prepare hot soups and I buy warm clothes. But most of all, I need plants in my life even if the outdoor garden is dormant. I need to hover Frank La Rosa over plants: are they growing, need water or fertilizer? So, I bring them indoors to create that living ambiance like that of glass houses or conservatories. We can create that ambiance with a few choice house plants. Here are five house plants well suited to our home and garden room: although I grow plants throughout our home, the garden room cum sitting room is where they grow so well. Lots of windows. First, house plants must have good earth. The potting earth must breathe, so I use about 50 percent ground pumice the size of peas. Next, mix in 25 percent of the best garden earth that you can scrape up from your garden beds. You and I know where that is because we have gardened so long. Cut in another 25 percent peat moss---mix all four ingredients in a wheelbarrow. It should smell good! Use 8” to 10” plastic pots. They hold moisture better than terracotta for indoors, although you can use terracotta if you like a rich, earthy appearance. Do not forget to buy some sturdy plastic saucers, not those flimsy, clear plastic ones---they are like using ketchup to make spaghetti sauce. You need

good saucers to protect to good surfaces. Dizygotheca elegantissima has long, narrow serrated leaves. It grows slowly and needs moderate light. Keep it watered (good for the atmosphere too), and fertilize with one third strength Miracle-Gro. Do this for all the others as well. Asplenium bulbiferum, a “Mother Fern”, gives that lush mossy look. The tips of the ferns produce plantlets. Children love to see this phenomenon—pot them up if you wish. I keep a Streptosolen jamesonii (Marmalade Bush) indoors because it is pretty and sensitive to cold. Although it does not bloom much, it has crisp light green leaves and it can be planted in hanging pots. Give it as much sun as you can. My favorite is Stromanthes sanguinea “Triostar” from Brazil. Long pointed red, green, cream, leaves are very tropical. I keep it on the dining table where I can see it as we dine. It requires hydration and little light. Strobilanthes dyeranus from Burma has lanceolate leaves, green on top and purple underneath. It grows prolifically in moderate light and is a true delight to look at. Cuttings root easily. Give them to friends. You do not have to follow my choices of these house plants. Go to Home Depot and breathe in the ambiance of their house plant section. They have the best selection and the prices are better than elsewhere. My grandmothers and aunt got through the winter in far colder climes than ours by tending house plants. They taught me to love plants even in snow laden wintry Pittsburgh.

Start the New Year Off Right! Del Mar $995,000 3095 Caminito Sagunto – High on the hill with panoramic views of ocean, lagoon, race track & hills. 4+Br, 3Ba, 3134SqFt. 1 bedroom with full bath downstairs. Beautiful and private. $1,300,000 13663 Recuerdo Dr – Fantastic location overlooks Torrey Pines Extension with the ocean beyond. 3Br, 2.5Ba, 1962SqFt. Older style with good bones and views from almost every room. $1,375,000 563 Orchid Lane – Secluded single level 3Br, 2Ba, 1622SqFt home. Great kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets, recessed lighting, hardwood flooring. New landscaping. $4,975,000 140 7th St – New construction for a 5200SqFt ocean view compound. 5Br, 5.5Ba with a detached guesthouse. Utilizing only the finest materials, fixtures & finishes. Multiple outdoor entertaining spaces. 8000SqFt lot. Panoramic views to La Jolla. Plans available for viewing.

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Coldwell Banker Realtor and Pardee Homes combine efforts to ensure smooth home buying experience for relocation buyer The excitement and stress of the holidays pale in comparison with the experience of relocating to a new country and buying a new home, but for Ping Hui and his wife Melody Lin, that process was made easier with the help of local North County Realtor® Wesley Royal of Coldwell Banker. Royal helped them find their new home at Pardee Homes’ Highlands Village in Carmel Valley. The couple, who relocated from Vancouver, BC, Canada, started their house hunting with Royal after Labor Day, making multiple offers on resale properties in Carmel Valley, including one negotiation that lasted over three weeks. When the Huis were nearly ready to give up their search, their agent took them to Highlands Village where they found a new townhome that was surprisingly comparable to resale. “In my opinion, Highlands Village is priced as good as any resale in the area,” said Wesley Royal, winner of North San Diego County Association of Realtors’ 2011 Realtor Award of Excellence. “After looking at

many resale properties, my client knows he got a really good value buying new. This fact was confirmed even further when his home appraised for thousands more than the asking price. Working with Pardee made for a very smooth transaction. It was a win-win situation for me, and the Hui family is very happy.” The Huis, who bought a Plan 1 at Highlands Village, purchased at an ideal time during a special year-end promotion. Their offer was accepted the same day they placed it and their home buying process went smoothly. They are now enjoying their new home and the beautiful community, including the spa and pool. To visit Highlands Village, located at 10674 Golden Willow Trail in San Diego, from I-5, take Freeway 56 east to Carmel Country Road; go south approximately 1.5 miles and follow the signs to the sales center and models. For more information, visit or call (858) 4610953.

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