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With busy schedules, full-time jobs and just not having the time to look a place up to get organized, the two thought they could figure out a new way for people to come together to play pick-up games — basketball, lacrosse, flagfootball — without all the fuss. “So we put our heads together and thought, iPhones and location-based technology has really changed the world and you can essentially, with two clicks of your button, locate anybody within a mile radius who’s up for doing the same thing as you,” said Haroun, the co-founder and CEO of Sportaneous. “But there hadn’t yet been anything that applied that to sports.”

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BY PHIL DAILEY Staff Writer o you want to know where a nearby game of pick-up basketball or soccer is being played? There’s an app for that. Thursday afternoon at the La Jolla Recreation Center, about 10 locals took part in an organized pick-up basketball game, all thanks to the help of a new iPhone app, Sportaneous. While working at a law firm in Palo Alto, Omar Haroun became a bit frustrated that the firm’s basketball team was never able to play a game, due in large part to schedule conflicts. Haroun’s long-time friend Aaron Royston was experiencing a similar issue at Wharton in Philadelphia where he’s pursuing an MBA and medical degree.

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BY TERRY RODGERS Contributor Government spending for public education in La Jolla and the rest of San Diego can only go in one direction: down. The only intrigue at this point is whether an upcoming series of school budget cuts will be merely significant or dramatically severe. That was the message delivered by San Diego Unified School District officials to a group of about 50 parents and educators attending a budget briefing session Thursday evening at Muirlands Middle School. Despite the grim budget forecast, parents said they were glad administrators were being frank and allowing them to see what Mike types of budget cuts they are Price contemplating. “The district has finally acknowledged the need for transparency, and the fact that school sites need to have flexibility to decide how to spend the money that is available,” said Sandy Erickson, president of the La Jolla High School Foundation. The purpose of the briefing to parents and supporters of the La Jolla Schools Cluster Association was to show the public a preliminary list of what types of programs and personnel cuts administrators are currently considering. “We have a long period ahead of us with a lot of tough decisions to make,” Area Superintendent Mike Price told the audience. “Realistically, it’s tearing us (administrators) all up inside.”

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City shares proposal for Torrey Pines Road improvements BY DAVE SCHWAB Staff Writer If all goes the way the city staff wants, La Jolla’s gateway — from La Jolla Shores Drive to Little Street— will be the first part of the Torrey Pines Corridor that could get a new look. A conceptual plan long on vision and short on details for the long-awaited road improvement project was unveiled by city engineers and consultants

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Kudos go to a bright spot along our coastline: Calumet Park, the popular pocket park in Bird Rock overlooking the Rock Pile surf spot. It’s a nice nod to what open space can do for the community, drawing people (and their pooches) out for a walk. It’s also known as a good spot for weddings. Don Schmidt, a La Jolla Historical Society member, said when the California Coastal Commission gave developer Robert L. Haniman a permit, “that was the last major piece of oceanfront there. He had to set aside area for public park space.” PHYLLIS PFEIFFER This weekly column gives kudos to the businesses, property owners and institutions that do their part to help make La Jolla beautiful. Send your suggestions to:

Calendar Thursday, Jan. 27 • 6:55 a.m. La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club meeting La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. • Noon UCSD Torrey Pines Toastmaters Speakers Club, 10300 N. Torrey Pines Road, OPAFS first floor conference room.

• 4 p.m. Traffic & Transportation Committee meeting, La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.

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Whitney project clears Planning Commission BY DAVE SCHWAB Staff Writer In reconsidering the mixed-use, three-story Whitney project in La Jolla Shores, city Planning Commissioners voted 5-0 on Jan. 20 to approve Coastal and Site Development permits for the project. They also declared that an environmental impact report is unnecessary because there would be no environmental consequences from the project that could not be compensated for. The project, proposing retail space on the ground floor with condos on second and third stories, had been opposed on a 14-1 vote by La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA), the community’s advisory group to the city on land use. The proposal had been sent back to the Planning Commission by the City Council, which questioned the commission’s previous conclusion that a project EIR was not required. Reacting to the Planning Commission’s decision, Kim Whitney said Monday it was a vindication of their side’s position. “Our environmental document is sound as proven by city staff for the second time,” she said. SEE WHITNEY, A20

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Town Council hires manager BY DAVE SCHWAB Staff Writer La Jolla Town Council has a new part-time office manager: Valerie Strocco. Strocco, 30, is a woman’s soccer coach and substitute teacher at La Jolla Country Day School who is returning to University of San Diego to get a master’s degree to fulfill her wish to become a teacher. She replaces Cindy Hoye, who resigned several months ago. “Membership billings is her first priority,” noted La Jolla Towncouncilman Rob Hildt. “Once she has the ball rolling there she will be working diligently on new membership, setting up relationships with other La Jolla organizations, like the Riford Center, to do joint fundraising activities and membership development.” Hildt noted Strocco will be working 20 hours a week, typically 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rick Wildman, town council president, said Strocco will be paid from membership dues and do-

Valerie Strocco nations. Strocco was born and raised in San Diego and has lived in the WindanSea area for more than four years. She got a bachelor’s degree in 2003 from USD and is returning there to get her master’s degree in education. “What inspired me to do that is I started working at La Jolla Country Day School as a middle school girls soccer coach and I absolutely loved it,” she said, adding she’s now an assistant coach with the Upper School’s varsity girls soccer squad. “I got more involved as a substitute teacher there

and I thought, ‘I’m going to go back to school to get my master’s in education and hopefully one day be a fabulous teacher.'” Besides soccer coaching and substitute teaching, Strocco also works at La Jolla Learning Works, a tutoring center with a suite in the Crosby Center at 77307742 Herschel Ave. where the Town Council office is located. As of now, the Town Council has three openings on its 24-member La Jolla Town Council due to the recent resignations of Realtor J.R. Sullivan, John Frangos and Melissa Stephens, who moved out of the area, Wildman said. Hildt, who chairs the town council’s elections committee, said the group has received five nominations for the three open trustee seats and hopes to fill them at its next meeting Feb. 10. He said the group also will hold its annual membership election in April for an undetermined number of open seats.

UCSD in La Jolla Editor’s note: To mark UCSD’s 50th anniversary, the Light is asking people for their thoughts on how the university has affected La Jolla. Today, we hear from Peggy Chodorow, who has been involved in La Jolla real estate for more than 38 years, having moved here from New York in the late 1960s with her husband Stan, a professor emeritus at UCSD. She and their son Eric make up Team Chodorow, one of the area's top-selling teams of Realtors. We arrived in La Jolla in 1968 when my husband Stan began his career at UCSD. Our impression of the town was mixed. The weather was fabulous, especially compared to Ithaca, N.Y. The cultural life was less exciting compared to the East Coast. For a few years, we were determined to return to the East, but the university and the town grew and grew on us. UCSD was a small institution in the late 1960s; Salk Institute was also young; Scripps Clinic was in old quarters in downtown La Jolla. The main UCSD campus had 1,200 acres, covered mostly by eucalyptus and coastal desert. There were more rabbits and reptiles on the mesa than students and faculty. In the first 15 or so years of the university, the campus was pretty isolated, and the relationship between the school’s population and the

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BY DAVE SCHWAB Staff Writer An unofficial decision to move three valet parking spaces to a spot near the Crabcatcher will get another look when La Jolla's Traffic & Transportation Board meets today at 4 p.m. at the La Jolla Recreation Center. On Jan. 19, the panel discussed the Village valet situation and voted to shift three valet spots in front of George’s California Modern restaurant at 1250 Prospect St. to 1298 Prospect St. But the vote was non-binding since they didn't have a quorum. About 20 turned out to hear the discussion, among them restaurateur George Hauer who asked the group to maintain the status quo. “If you extend the idea that every business should have its own valet zone, you’re effectively starting a shooting war with every major commercial street in San Diego,” he said, noting there are over 30 retail businesses and 10 restaurants on Prospect Street who pay $3 million in sales tax. "It’s not a good idea to change the interaction of traffic and parking spaces that’s been working for 27 years," Hauer said. Michael Harth, president of Sunset Parking Service, gave a brief overview of the history of valet parking on Prospect Street. “I’ve voiced public concern about the lack of joint and unified valet parking,” said board member Joe Dicks, who is also president of La Jolla Shores Association. “It is not feasible for every restaurant who desires valet parking to have it. We should have a fair and equitable way of reallocating (valet) spots.” "What the city came up with is to take three valet spots from in front of George’s and move them over on a trial basis,” said chairman Todd Lesser.

process,” said Linda Dowley, chair of the La Jolla High School governance team. Price said there currently are no plans to close any of the districts 185 schools, “but that may change as we go along.” Although the district has closed just one school in the past four years, campuses with small enrollments of 150 or less will be in jeopardy if the state further reduces its funding, he said. Newly elected school board trustee Scott Barnett also addressed the audience, explaining that, if a proposed ballot measure by Gov. Jerry Brown to extend previous tax increases fails, local schools will face far

more severe cuts. But even before the fate of the proposed ballot measure is known, Barnett said he and fellow school trustee Kevin Beiser plan to form “tiger teams” made up of business leaders and parents to examine ways to eliminate wasteful spending and promote efficiency. He said anyone with an interest in helping schools can participate. Barnett’s tiger team idea resonated with Lisa Bonebrake, La Jolla Cluster Association president. “It’s time for the board to reach into the community and maximize the expertise that is available to them,” he said said. “I think they need to realize we’re all in this together.”


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Longboard event seeks volunteers Organizers of the Luau & Longboard Invitational, the annual fundraiser for the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, are looking for people who want to volunteer for the event. Returning and new volunteers are invited to join them from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 at PB Surf Shop, 4150 Mission Blvd. The event, which will be held for the 18th time on Aug. 11 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, brings together surfing legends, business leaders, scientists, local politicians and national celebrities for a surfing competition and a luau. Since it was started, the event has raised more than $5 million

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Planners to reconsider Bishop’s library plan The city Planning Commission voted 3-2 on Jan. 20 in favor of a motion brought by commissioner Tim Golba, a La Jolla architect, to uphold an appeal opposing granting a variance to allow a proposed library and learning center at The Bishop’s School to exceed the 30-foot coastal height limitation by 2 feet and 1 inch. Four votes, however, are required for an affirmative commission vote, so the issue will be continued until the Commssion’s Feb. 10 meeting when it is hoped the full board will be present to rehear the contentious issue. “I feel this is a reasonable deviation for this facility in

this context of buildings in an urban setting, and I do not agree that it’s a Prop. D (30foot maximum coastal building height limit) violation,” said group chair Eric Naslund, who urged the applicants to do everything possible to trim the additional 2-feet-1-inch being requested above 30 feet down as much as possible before the Feb. 10 meeting. A private school, Bishop’s discovered that the Manchester Library & Learning Center project, part of its masterplanned, phased expansion, is located in a flood plain necessitating the building's being raised, which required a variance to exceed the 30foot height limitation. — Dave Schwab

Candidates in line for LJ business group Prior to press time on Tuesday, more than 20 people were in the running to be on the board of the new La Jolla Village Merchants Association. The deadline was 5 p.m. on Tuesday They are either owners of a business within the boundaries of the La Jolla business improvement district or were nominated by their employers. Fifteen directors will be elected by the members to help finalize bylaws and the structure of the group being formed to seek a

contract with the city to run the district and manage money collected from the more than 1,200 businesses. The organization must apply for nonprofit status with the IRS and submit a contract to the city to be eligible to take over the tasks formerly handled by Promote La Jolla. Ballots will be mailed on Feb. 7 and must be returned by 5 p.m. on Feb. 16. Ballots will be opened and counted Feb. 18. As of Tuesday morning (the deadline was 5 p.m. Tuesday), those nominated

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Boosting solar power Optimizing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems requires maximizing their power input. With this in mind, researchers at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering are developing technologies and methods to better predict how much power can actually be harnessed from the sun by the strategic placement of solar installations. They conclude that along California coastal areas solar panels installed to face 10-degrees west of south “see” the sun longer meaning

— Lynne Friedmann is a science writer based in Solana Beach.

Kyoto Prize winners coming to SD Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs led a discussion about the 2010 Kyoto Prize Laureates during a breakfast on Tuesday hosted by the Kyoto Symposium Organization. Attendees at the gathering at the UCSD faculty club heard first-hand reports of prizes that will be presented during the April 4-7 symposium. This year’s honorees are Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, chosen from the field of medical research and technology; Dr. Laszlo Lovasz, from the field of mathematics, and William Kentridge, from the field of visual arts. The Kyoto Prize is a preeminent international award created by Japan’s non-profit Inamori Foundation to honor those who have contributed significantly to humankind’s scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment.


Dr. Tom Scott, SDSU vice president, described Yamanaka stem cell work; Dr. Jeff Remmel, UCSD associate dean, discussed Lovasz’s work, and Dick Davis, executive director of the Kyoto Prize Symposium, presented an overview of Kentridge’s work. The Kyoto Prize Symposium is a three-day North American celebration of the lives and works of those receiving the prestigious prize. Held annually in San Diego, it will open April 4 with a dinner event at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, followed by individual presentations by the laureates at San Diego State University and UCSD April 5, 2011 and at the University of San Diego April 6. For further information on the symposium see

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Woman sentenced to jail time in baby-scratching case CITY NEWS SERVICE A former La Jolla real estate agent who scratched eight babies after befriending their mothers was sentenced Tuesday to a two-year county jail term, but the judge said she could serve her custody in a work furlough program if she has a qualifying job. San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Smyth ordered Lisa Hench —a 45- year-old mother of three — to report for custody on March 18. If Hench qualifies for the work furlough program, in which she

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BY DAVE SCHWAB Staff Writer Two cars and a motorcycle valued in excess of $50,000 were destroyed in a fire that burned down a garage at 7750 Sierra Mar Drive in La Jolla 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 21 “I was warming up my motorcycle and I went into the house to get the phone and I heard somebody scream and I saw the motorcycle on fire,” said Gus Schuetz, the home’s occupant. “I went to get the hose and the whole garage was on fire. It burned like a Christmas tree.” Schuetz said he lost his 1936 hot rod which had just been restored, as well as his car, a 1999 Lincoln Town Car that he just had new tires put on. “All my stuff was in there (garage),” he added. “Nobody got hurt. That’s the

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Mount Soledad Memorial Association elects new officers The Mount Soledad Memorial Association has announced the election of officers for 2011. Chairman and CEO, William J. Kellogg, an officer of the association since 1984, has been the moving force behind the creation and success of the Mount Soledad Veterans memorial walls. The new president and chief operating officer is Bruce Bailey. As a trustee, and most recently serving as vice president, Bailey has

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FROM APP, A1 Both Haroun (Columbia) and Royston (Penn) are currently on a leave of absence from their graduate programs to focus on their new idea. They attracted two other La Jollans to help with the project in Nick Shiftan, a La Jolla Country Day and Harvard graduate, and Brady Dinnsen, who is a La Jolla High and University of Arizona graduate. Shifton is the lead technical adviser while Dinnsen is the head of marketing operations. “We thought a tool like this would be fantastic for people in our shoes, as well as people new to a city that might not know a lot of people and want to play sports rather than run on a treadmill,” said Royston, who along with being a co-founder is also the president of Sportaneous. And what they found through their own research was that they were right. “Our market research in pretty compelling in that area that 69percent of people who are between 18 and 65 workout weekly and 75 percent of them would prefer to play a team sport rather than workout at the gym,” Royston said. “But the fact of the matter is, of that, 12percent of the people have

The players who turned out for the ‘debut’ game included Omar Haroun, third from right; Aaron Royston, second from right, and Brady Dinnsen, far right. PHIL DAILEY played a team sport in the last month.” He is the son of Colette Carson Royston and Dr. Ivor Royston. With the app, which can also be accessed online at and used on other smart phones as well as the Internet, it’s much easier to find a place to play a sport. For now, their app mostly contains data for pick-up games and where to play in San Diego County and New York City, but

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Lisa Wilson, currently a park ranger at Mission Bay Park, has been hired by the city of San Diego to be the first permanent park ranger at Children’s Pool in La Jolla. “Wilson has accepted the position and will begin her new assignment Jan. 31,” said Stacey LoMedico, city Park and Recreation director in a memo sent out Monday. “Wilson has over seven years experience as a park ranger for agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, the County of San Diego and most recently three years with the City of San Diego.” She’ll replace interim ranger Randy Hawley. LoMedico’s memo noted a resolution adopted by the City Council on May 17, 2010, included the “seeking of private funding for a park ranger or lifeguard with the primary duty of patrolling Children’s Pool and authorizing the Park and Recreation Department to create a volunteer docent program led by the park ranger or lifeguard.” The memo added that funding for personnel costs associated with the new ranger position at Children’s Pool was secured via a private donation solicited by Councilmember Sherri Lightner representing District 1, which includes La Jolla. — Dave Schwab



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collapse of the building is imminent, and no entrance should be allowed. The mudslide a block removed from the Mount Soledad residence caused the city to evacuate the home’s occupant, 94-year-old Virginia Wall. The home’s owner, Richard Wall, who lives in Beverly Hills, has since relocated his mother. Any compensation to the homeowner for damage done to the home’s structure “is a private matter with the homeowner and their insurance company,” said Shadyab. “The primary concern for us is the safety of the occupant.” Richard Wall could not be reached for comment.

Second former student files lawsuit against LJ Country Day School BY JOE TASH Contributor A former student of La Jolla Country Day School has filed a lawsuit against the prestigious private academy alleging she was bullied relentlessly by fellow students and that school officials failed to stop the abuse despite repeated complaints. Gizelle Studevent, whose lawsuit was filed Dec. 10 in San Diego Superior Court, is the second former student to file a lawsuit alleging bullying at the school in the past two years. Barbara Bagby also alleged she was bullied at the school in a lawsuit filed in April 2009. Both young women are represented by San Diego attorney Patricia Lewis. Studevent now attends college out of state and could not be reached. Chris Lavin, director of communications at La Jolla Country Day, said, “We deny vehemently that Ms. Bagby was ever bullied. And whatever problems Ms. Studevent had during her two years at the school were fully, immediately and aggressively addressed.” According to the most recent lawsuit, Studevent, who is now 20, attended La Jolla Country Day from 2004 through 2007, when she transferred to Bishop’s

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La Jolla Yoga Center host author David Whyte, a best-selling author and poet, who is also a Fortune 500 Consultant and naturalist, will bring his inspirational messages to the La Jolla Yoga Center on Jan. 28 and 29. The center, which is known for the quality of its programs and is equipped with state-of-the art acoustics to match its exceptional aesthetic, will present “An Evening with David Whyte from 7 to 9 p.m on Jan. 28. The next day his subject will be “Simple and Pure: The Art of Creating a Beautiful Mind,” in a program that runs from noon to 6 p.m. with a one-hour break. Whyte comes with his penetrating insight and gentle guidance, offering a practical alternative in response to the increasingly tense, harried, forceful and exhausting way that so many are trying to survive or cre-

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ARC IP Law,PC,expands services La Jolla-based ARC IP Law, PC, has expanded its areas of service from patents, trademarks and litigation to include real estate law and business law. Originally, the firm was created with an emphasis on intellectual property law. Danna J. Cotman, who holds JD and MBA degrees, leads the trademark and business law areas for the firm. She was the 2008 president of the La Jolla Bar Association and serves as a temporary judge in the San Diego Superior Court Small Claims and Traffic Divisions. With over 100 patents issued and filed in 34 countries, ARC IP Law maintains a strong presence in the patent world. The firm’s members have obtained well-known patents such as the one for the camera system that is held by ropes above football games seen on CBS and FOX. Registered Patent Agent Joe Mayo has also obtained patents related to image processing, movie making, mechanical, medical devices, software, computers, robotics and wireless inventions. The firm’s newest member is real es-

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Betwixt Studio launches bridal party T-shirt line La Jolla-based photographers Amy and Maurice Wright of Betwixt Studio captured their 250th wedding together in 2010. To celebrate this milestone Betwixt Studio launched a bridal party T-shirt line for modern brides and grooms, available online at “We wanted to create a line of casual everyday wear that celebrate this

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Qualcomm,ScrippsHealth on Fortune’s list of best companies Qualcomm and Scripps Health and have been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 14th annual list of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Qualcomm ranked No. 33 and Scripps ranked No. 37 on this year’s list. Other companies with San Diego connections making the list are No. 22 DPR Construction, with offices in University City; No. 35, Genentech, which has a facility in Oceanside, and No. 44 Intuit, with offices in Carmel Valley. The list will appear in the Feb. 7 issue of FORTUNE and is online at To select its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, FORTUNE works with the Great Place to Work Institute on an extensive survey that this year covered 311 companies.

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“to bounce back and forth” between governmental bodies. “Commissioners weren’t exactly sure what they were supposed to be doing,” he said of the Commission’s Jan. 20 decision. Speaking against the project on Jan. 20, attorney Julie Hamilton argued commissioners were not being asked to weigh conflicting expert testimony on whether more environmental studies for the mixed-use

CRIME REPORT Jan. 15 • Girard Ave. (7500 block) Theft, 8:30 a.m. • Fay Ave. (7500 block) Malicious mischief/vandalism, 4:15 p.m.

Jan. 16 • Prospect St. (1200 block) Theft, 2:50 p.m. • Belvedere St. (300 block) Vehicle break-in, 8:45 p.m. • Fern Glen (300 block) Malicious mischief/vandalism, 9 p.m. • Olivetas Ave. (7400 block) Vehicle break-in, 9:45 p.m..

Jan. 17 • La Jolla Blvd. (5700 block) Theft, 6:15 a.m. • West Muirlands Drive (1100 block) Vehicle break-in, noon • Virginia Way (1500 block) Vehicle break-in, 7:30 p.m.

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“A dissenting opinion being brought by an expert or a group automatically triggering the threshold for an EIR, that has not been my history,” said planning commissioner Tim Golba, a La Jolla resident and architect on Jan. 20. Commissioner Robert Griswold made the motion to approve the permits for the project, and to certify a negative declaration for environmental impacts from the project.

La Jolla man dies after darting in front of traffic A 28-year-old man struck and killed by several vehicles after running onto Interstate 15 in the Miramar area last weekend was a senior mammal keeper at the San Diego Zoo, authorities reported today. Adam Ruble of La Jolla was driving on the northbound side of the freeway about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he pulled over in a center divider just south of Miramar Way, got out and “darted” in front of an oncoming SUV, according to

the county Medical Examiner's Office. That vehicle struck Ruble, as did several others moments later. He died at the scene. It was unclear why Ruble stopped alongside the freeway and entered the traffic lanes on foot, according to the California Highway Patrol. His death was ruled an accident. Ruble had worked at the San Diego Zoo since 2005, a spokeswoman for the Balboa Park tourist attraction said.

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Show the business group’s candidates you care:Vote than 1,200 businesses that fall within the boundaries of the Village business improvement district, it’s a step in the right direction. The list includes a lot of new names and a couple that are part of the fabric of our community. Now it’s up to the other business people, from retailers and restaurant owners to professionals to service providers to show you care. There’s money to be had for

OUR VIEW It looks like the La Jolla Village Merchants Association is stirring up at least a little enthusiasm. As of press time Tuesday, which was before the final deadline for nominations, more than 20 people had thrown their hats (or their employees’) in the ring to fill 15 board seats in the new organization. While that is still but a small sampling of the more

bettering the Village — for beautification, special events or whatever the group decides to spend the money on. If you’re in business in the Village, chances are part of that money is yours, so wouldn’t you like to influence how it’s spent? So far the new group that a marketing consultant has labeled “a business betterment corporation” has seen limited turnout at its meetings — about 2 percent of those eli-

gible were at a meeting a couple of weeks ago — and only 53 people answered the community survey. It’s kind of sad, but somewhat understandable in light of the squabbling that went on with the denouement of Promote La Jolla. We know that there’s a segment of the community that would rather see the business district go away. That’s a solution, but not very practical given the state laws govern-

UCSD a campus filled with innovation COMMUNITY LEADER’S VIEW BY MARYE ANNE FOX Chancellor UCSD UC San Diego is unique for many reasons — our quick 50year rise from a fledgling campus to a leading global research university, our location near the ocean and Pacific Rim, and the people who work and study here, our stellar students, faculty and staff. Something else that sets UC San Diego apart from other universities: our foundation of innovation. Over the last five decades, UC San Diego faculty, students and alumni have been pioneers of discovery. They’ve brought the world’s attention to global warming and started up more than 200 companies, including many local companies that helped to create the biotech and high-tech cluster

on the Torrey Pines Mesa. This year, as the campus celebrates 50 years of “Achieving the Extraordinary,” MARYE we want to ANNE FOX share the history and legacy of our pursuit of knowledge. That is why, as part of our anniversary commemoration, we are hosting an “Innovation Day Expo and Symposia” (IDEaS) from Feb. 22 to 25. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the free hands-on, informative display of creativity and breakthroughs that originated at UC San Diego to benefit the community and world. The university’s top innovators will demonstrate their original inventions — from robotic programming to

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new technology for ocean exploration — and take questions from participants. The symposia will include three nights of panel discussions featuring UC San Diego Nobel Laureates, healthcare rock stars and the “Da Vinci Detective.” IDEaS will also introduce three programs focused on cultural innovation and social justice, and a presentation by UC San Diego alumnus Kip Fulbeck who uses comedy, political activism and personal stories to discuss identity, multiraciality and pop culture. Just as the sciences and arts and humanities have advanced exponentially in the past five decades, so has our local, national and global society. To learn more about our Innovation Day Expo and Symposia, and UC San Diego’s 50th anniversary celebration, visit


Don’t forget safety My concern with any project going forward, is that pedestrians are not given a false sense of security on Torrey Pines Road. The reality is that thousands of cars transit the road daily — this has been its main function for decades. The project addresses multiple areas where retaining walls and guard rails are overdue — the resulting improvement will vastly improve public safety and also the appearance of a major entrance to the village. Kudos to the volunteers who worked so hard to hash all that out — it will result in a great source of community pride when complete. Darcy Ashley LA JOLLA

ing how such districts are dissolved. So the real solution at this point is to get involved. Vote for the 15 people you think can lead the Village to better days. If all you want is for the money to be spent on beautification, get out there and vote. Then go to meetings, or at least let your board members know! Ballots will be mailed Feb. 7 and have to be returned by 5 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Local input key to reforming the city COMMUNITY VIEW BY CARL DEMAIO Fifth District City Councilman Do you think we need major change in how our city government spends taxpayer money? Do you think the city can deliver services to your neighborhood in a more efficient and effective way? If you do, I’d like you to join me for a public Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The Town Hall is designed to let you comment, ask questions and share your own ideas for how we can make meaningful improvements in city government. In November, I released a financial plan for the city, “The Roadmap to Recovery plan,” that balances the Fiscal Year 12 budget without tax and fee increases. More importantly, the plan prevents cuts to core city services such as police, fire, libraries and parks. Some have proposed bankruptcy as the fix to the city’s financial problems. I strongly disagree, but have incorporated some elements from a traditional bankruptcy proceeding into the Roadmap to Recovery — without

the stigma, expense, and uncertainty of a bankruptcy filing. The Roadmap focuses on reducing the city’s liabilities and bringing the city’s annual operating costs back down to sustainable levels. Its centerpiece is a series of integrated reforms to the city’s pension system. Over five years, these and other reforms to pension and retirement benefits produce approximately $700 million in savings. But we must do more than prevent a fiscal meltdown — we must work to restore and improve vital services that are so important to our quality of life in each neighborhood. That’s why the Roadmap Plan calls for a heavy dose of rethinking and re-engineering how city services are provided. It is my hope that the Roadmap to Recovery can serve as a starting point for that discussion on fixing our city, but I hope to keep receiving additional ideas from the public. That’s why these Town Hall forums are so important — and I hope you will attend and share your views on how we can create a city government we can be proud of again.



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Light a source of local flavor I want to express my thanks to Dave Schwab and your fine newspaper for the excellent article on the “murdered� Torrey pine tree. A whole truckload of my La Jolla friends have read and favorably remarked on your excellent journalism. Your newspaper is a wonderful source of

local news and flavor; La Jolla is fortunate to have you. Gerald S. Kibbey LA MESA

Thanks for story on ‘community pool’ Thank you so much for printing Rick's Lebeau's great article and on the front page no less. The age span of the people using the pool is wonderful and amazing. The Light's ongoing publication of articles about the pool is critical to its successful operation. It's hard for me to believe that there are people in our community who still don't know that it's a "community pool.� Sandy Coggan Erickson LA JOLLA

Young Shores surfer learns the hard way Here is the second installment of the story of local La Jolla surf legend Bill “Pink Bod� Andrews. Corky In his own words: Carroll “1958, my first board. Like all the other gremmies at The Shores, it was finally time for me to get my own surfboard — I was getting way too cool to continue to borrow boards from anyone who had one to loan. “In general, our Shores crew was relatively accomplished as mat riders and body surfers, but the next level up was to become a real surfer and to be so one had to own his own board. “My parents agreed that they would invest a maximum of $50 into my latest passion. I think they were happy that I was no longer shooting my Red Ryder BB Gun at anything that moved around our house (except for humans and our dog). “My friend Richard Gooch had a 9’6� balsa board, of unknown origin, and it fit into the budget — however — I wanted a “Brand Name� board, preferably a Nelson, Burland or, even better, a Pat Curren. “Steve “Maw� Haney was the alpha male surfer at the Shores, a few years older than we were, and Steve spent most of his time at WindanSea. Maw was also a customer of the San Diego Union newspaper, which I delivered every morning to 213 recipients at the Shores. I got the nerve to ask Maw if he knew of any surfboards for sale in the $50 range. “Maw just happened to have a board for sale, $50 shaped by, praise the lord, Alan Nelson. This board included a list, penciled into the wood, of all those who participated in the manufacturing, everyone from the gluer of the balsa planks to the tool who had to fetch the beer — way cool, BUT — the bottom of the board had

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a unique look — laminated under the glass — topless pinup girls. “I was stoked, but even I had enough common sense to know that my mom would never agree to the purchase — denied. “A couple of days later, Maw surprised me as I was delivering papers; he had another board — a Pat Curren. This board too fit into the budget, and he would even let me try it for a couple of days, no charge — stoked! “Naturally, all was not as it appeared to be. “In huge letters, across the entire 10-foot length of the board, were these four words: STOLEN FROM PAT CURREN! “I was a bit nervous about this purchase, but Maw assured me that everyone in La Jolla knew that Curren was selling the board, no possible retribution. “I came back to Maw’s house after school, and Steve handed me the board — STOKED! “I started the three-block trek, lugging the 50+ pound surfboard to my house — STOKED, NO PAIN! “Halfway home — still stoked — until a car, which looked uncannily like one owned by a WindanSea guy, name unknown, stopped next to me. “WindanSea guys I had seen in school jumped out, grabbed the board, and laughed as they drove away — ‘You’re a Shores guy, you are not worthy of a Pat Curren.’ “As they left, Haney drove up and said that this ‘sale’ was just a giant RF to a gremmie. “This was a board that was never gonna leave WindanSea, but he and Curren thought it would be a great way to initiate a Shores gremmie into La Jolla’s surf culture — Not Stoked! — Corky is a five-time U.S. and three-time international surfing champion. contact him at

Frank Thomas Franco Jr. June 20, 1931 – Jan. 20, 2011 Frank Thomas Franco Jr., age 79, of La Jolla, California, entered into eternal peace with his Lord on January 20, 2011. After a hard-fought 20 year battle with heart disease, Frank died as he wished, peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife, children and their families. Frank was born in Connecticut to Frank Thomas Franco and Rose Carriero Franco. He was raised in New Canaan together with his twin sister and younger brother. When the Korean War broke out, Frank joined the Navy and served honorably aboard a ship for four years. Frank dearly loved his country but referred to this period as the most challenging of his life, as he became seasick the day he ďŹ rst boarded the ship and remained sick until the day he disembarked. After his discharge Frank vowed to never again set foot on a ship and was true to his word for the rest of his days. Upon his return to dry land, Frank attended the University of Connecticut and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He graduated with a BS in marketing and a lifelong devotion to the UConn basketball team. He married and had 3 children while working in advertising and public relations. Eventually he joined IBM, where he spent 20 years working as a communications specialist ďŹ rst in New York and later in Boca Raton, Florida. There he was involved in many interesting and dynamic projects, the most exciting of which was the marketing of the newly developed personal computer. Frank met Mary Patricia Hart (Pat). Both divorced, they began a cross-country relationship that culminated in their marriage in 1986 and Frank moved to La Jolla soon afterward. Frank quickly came to love La Jolla. He and Pat adopted a little white poodle, Rigatoni, who immediately captured both their hearts. Frank carried Rigatoni everywhere he went, including to church. A devout Christian, Frank became an active member of St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church where he and

Pat were involved in ministry together. Frank served as a Stephen’s Minister, and together he and Rigatoni visited the sick and the lonely of the parish. In addition, Frank served on the boards of the St. James Memorial, the Salvation Army of San Diego and the San Diego Visiting Nurses Association. He was also involved in the Cursillo movement. Frank was very proud of his Italian heritage and loved all things Italian. He and Pat traveled to Italy numerous times, and callers to their home would often be greeted with hearty, “Buon Giorno!â€? Frank was blessed by a loving family, a strong marriage, a wonderful companion (Rigatoni), a deep faith, love for the church, and many friends. One of his great desires was to live in a way that would please the Lord, and one of his great joys was when he could bring another person into the midst of the church which was so central in his life. Frank was a larger-thanlife personality whose sense of humor, optimism and passion will be greatly missed by many. Frank is survived by his cherished wife, Pat; children, Tom (Casey) Franco, Alice (Chris) McCann, and Jim Franco; his stepchildren, Judy Hart Perrault and Lynn Hart (Fred) Muto; and grandchildren, Giuliana and Gabriella Franco, Jake and Kristen McCann, and Daniel, Chris and Lauren Muto. He is also survived by his very dear niece, Kim (Paul) Larsen, and their children, Erik and Elsa. A Eucharist service will be held in Frank’s memory on January 29, 2011, at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla at 2:00 p.m. Following the service, his ashes will be interned on the Church lawn together with those of his beloved Rigatoni. In lieu of owers, donations may be sent to St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church or to the San Diego Humane Society. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries.lajollalight. com. Crematoriams



Wanda Wood Wanda Wood, of Carlsbad, died Dec. 30 at the San Diego Hospice from pancreatic cancer. She was the loving partner of Jon Busse and beloved sister of Donna Schmidt. Wanda was always there for her family and friends. She was a blessing to us and a lesson to all on how to do things in a kind and thoughtful manner, how to be a good friend, how to appreciate different cultures, and how to be brave. In the difďŹ cult days of her illness, it was Wanda who held us together. Her generous spirit continued to shine through even bringing joy and light to the doctors and nurses treating her. Her love for Jon and her family was deep and unqualiďŹ ed. She reveled in their accomplishments, hurt with their sorrows, and felt joy in spending time with them. She had a wonderful way of making others comfortable – a little girl delight in who they were and what they were saying. It was the gift of herself that she gave to others. Wanda’s sense of loyalty, adventure, responsibility and courage in the face of adversity – all these were aspects of her character that made her greatly loved by so many. She gave years of volunteer service to infants and animal charities and was a passionate world class traveler. But for us, most of all she was a magniďŹ cent life partner, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She graced our lives enormously. A private service for the family was held in Whittier on Jan. 5th. The family requests that donations be made to San Diego Hospice. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries.lajollalight. com.

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Country Day sweeps by Bishop’s BY PHIL DAILEY Staff Writer La Jolla Country Day made it a clean sweep on Jan. 21 as both the boys and girls basketball teams won their respective games. For the Torrey boys, they put on an impressive second-half performance, outscoring the Knights 32-10 during the final 13 minutes of the game to secure a 67-45 win. The motivation for the spirited effort was simple for the Torreys (11-6 overall, 2-1 Coastal League). “We wanted to get back at Bishop’s; they have been embarrassing us the past few years,” junior Frank Bamford said. “We really wanted to get them back this year and we showed it (Friday night)." And nobody was more red-hot than Bamford, a 6-foot-5-inch post player who torched the Knights (7-11, 0-3) for 27 points, including three 3-pointers in the final quarter. “He’s a special kid. When he plays well, we are a very, very good basketball team,” Torrey head coach Ryan Meier said. “I always tell him— I hate to put pressure on the kid — but it’s a matter of well, Frankie, if you play well, we’re good. If you don’t we suffer a little bit.” On Friday night they were more than good with the effort Bamford gave. His teammates Sage Burmeister and Max Hersfield were also key, both netting 12 points in the win. “I hate to say it, they pushed us around,” Bishop’s head coach Matt Niehues said. “What we had done to them in the last couple years, they did to us tonight.” At the break, the game looked anything like the final score as the teams were tied at 29 after the first 16 minutes of play. Bishop’s nearly took a three-point lead at the break, but LJCD senior Ryan Watt hit a 3 with 37 seconds to play in the first half to even up the score. The second half was a much differ-

La Jolla Country Day junior Frank Bamford (No. 42) scored 27 points in the win last Friday night against Bishop’s. PHIL DAILEY ent story as the Torreys went on a 12-3 run to end the third quarter. “We told them to keep shooting the ball,” Meier said. “We had good looks in the first half, they just weren’t falling. Our guys came out with a ton of energy and we just knew it was a matter of hitting shots. We knew we could defend, it was just whether or not we could hit shots.” Fittingly, Bamford made the final five points of the game, including a 3pointer with less than 40 seconds to play. “We wanted it more, we just came out and showed it,” he said. Dominique Love led the Knights with 12 points while Micha Seau added nine points in the loss.

Torrey girls squeeze out win It wasn’t their most impressive win of the season, but a win against a rival is never easy. Despite a 15-point advantage at the half, the La Jolla Country Day girls allowed Bishop’s to get back into the game in the second half as the Knights closed the gap to only

six points early in the third quarter. The Torreys, however, started making shots and cruised to a 68-56 win. “I don’t think our decision-making was very good and we had easy baskets that we were missing and we didn’t rebound,” LJCD head coach Terri Bamford said of the team’s lull to start the second half. With the game in the Torreys’ favor 50-44, La Jolla Country Day pounded the rim, outscoring the Knights 16-6 during the next 8 minutes of action. “They are a very good team and I think controlling the tempo is the key. When you're good you got to push it, but when things aren’t going for you, you got to slow down and run your sets. I think when we did that we got some easy baskets and we took control of that game again,” Bamford added. The Torreys (16-3 overall, 2-0 Coastal South) were led by Kelsey Plum and Malina Hood, each had 14 points in the win. The Knights (10-8, 1-1) got 24 points from Alissa Campanero and 17 points from Bryn Stark in the loss.

The Farmers Insurance Open tees off today and here’s what’s new for this year’s event: ■ Mobile device policy: Mobile devices are now allowed on the course in designated calling areas. However, your device may not be used for video of the players at any time and may not be used as a camera during tournament play. ■ Viewing area changes: To enhance spectator experience, South Course public bleachers will be located on the 1st tee, 3rd green, 16th tee and 16th green. for the first time ever, there will be a viewing area located on the east side of the 18th green. ■ New Main entrance: New and only main entrance located at the South Course Glider Port area. ■ College day: College day is being held Friday for students at an affordable cost. They will be seated in a special section on the 15th green. ■ After play entertainment: After play Friday, local band SCRATCH will be playing at the Century Club Village. The village is between the 15th green, 17th green and the 18th tee. ■ iPhone app: If you’re looking for live scores, player info, hole descriptions, parking info and more, go to iTunes and download the Farmers Insurance Open app. Schedule of events Today ■ Opening ceremonies, 1st tee South Course, starting at 7:30 a.m. ■ Opening round of the begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday ■ Second round gets under way, 8:30 a.m. ■ After play music, approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday ■ Third round gets under way at South Course, 8:30 p.m. Sunday ■ Final round gets under way, South Course, 8: a.m. ■ Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Charity Tournament, North Course, 7 a.m. ■ Conclusion of tournament, awards ceremony on 18th green.

LJHS secures win against ‘Nado BY RICK LEBEAU Special to the Light Going into the Jan. 20 league matchup with Coronado, the La Jolla girls water polo team was still in search of their identity two-thirds of the way into the season. Looking back, they had started the season reasonably well and believed they should be contending for a CIF championship in February. Brimming with confidence and sensing they were on the verge of something unprecedented at La Jolla,

they met with disappointment in early December in a game against their league rivals, the Islanders in the ‘Nado pool. The loss definitely stung, but the girls made up for it shortly afterward by winning the Irvine Tournament, in which they completely dismantled their opponents from Simi Valley Royal High and then Irvine High in the semis and finals, respectively. Then winter break intervened and the schedule had a one-month gap between games. League play resumed

in rocky fashion with two consecutive losses to Bishop’s — the second one at home and by a large margin. With that drubbing fresh in mind, the Vikings showed up Thursday with a point to prove. On a beautiful sunny day at the Coggan Aquatic Complex pool, La Jolla came out firing on all cylinders. Victoria Frager opened the scoring for La Jolla, but the game stayed tight for most of the first quarter. Suddenly, though, the floodgates magically


La Jolla High’s Heidi Moreland in action last week against Coronado. PHOTO BY RICK LEBEAU


Soccer all-stars make finals The La Jolla All- StarsBlack were finalists in the Escondido Tournament on Jan.11-12. The team was led by coaches Farid Moradi and Joe Lavelle.

On Jan. 12, La Jolla won its first game 5-1 against Lemon Grove and tied its second game 0-0 against the Del Mar Sharks Gold. On Jan. 13, the team beat the

Blue Typhoons, 5-0, to make it to the championships game. In the championships, they played Del Mar Sharks Gold again, this time falling short in a close loss, 3-2.


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Pregnancy and Your Pelvic Floor: What Changes? Thursday, Feb. 10, 6–7p.m. Join women’s health physical therapist, Natalie Sebba, to learn about the relationship between your pelvic floor muscles and pregnancy. Both women and men are welcome. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, founder’s room.

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FROM WATER POLO, A24 opened for the Vikings. Playing a stout defense that led to numerous shut-downs and steals, they broke a 1-1 tie with a run of four goals before the Islanders knew what hit them. Late in the second quarter, ‘Nado put together back-to-back goals, and you could sense the La Jolla partisans holding their breath. Could ‘Nado really find a way to win this after being dominated for the first 10

minutes of the game? Victoria Frager and Ariel Arcidiacano had the answer: No. With one critical goal just before half, the Vikings led 6-3 and the fans at poolside exhaled collectively. La Jolla was just as dominant in the second half, and pulled away convincingly for a 12-6 victory. The Viking offensive production was led by Frager with four goals, Arcidiacano with three, and Meagan Moreland with two.

Acid Reflux Help—No More Pills. No More Pain. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6–7p.m. Join Cheryl Olson, MD and Mark Sherman, MD, to learn about a new incisionless treatment for heartburn that Scripps offers. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, founder’s room.

Heart Beats for Health Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia First of five classes: Thursday, Feb. 10, 6–8p.m. Join Debra Lobatz, MFT, for this series of five classes designed for caregivers of someone with dementia. Topics include neurological and psychiatric perspectives, stress management and nutrition, legal and financial issues, and community resources. Free. Location: Scripps Encinitas, conference center.

Luke Brunette, Ben Nattenbery, Diego Solis and Laurent Cotter celebrate after a goal against the Del Mar Sharks.

of incontinence, exercises and lifestyle changes. Free. Location: Scripps Encinitas, rehabilitation center.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2:45–4p.m. Led by certified medical Qigong teacher Fay McGrew, learn how to reduce your blood pressure and medication requirements. Cost: $15. Location: Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Friday, Feb. 18, 10:15–11:45a.m. Join Laura Vilardi-Norred, NP, as she discusses risk reduction and overall heart health and care. Cost: $2.50. Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, senior activity room.

A Woman’s Heart Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7–8:15p.m. Join cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, MD, to learn about the importance of genetic and diagnostic testing that can help determine a woman’s risk for heart disease, and explore the role of hormones, nutrition and mindbody medicine that contribute to the unique concerns of a woman. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center.

Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Thursday, Feb. 24, light reception at 5:30p.m., program from 6–7p.m. Cardiologist Matthew Lucks, MD, will discuss heart disease, common misconceptions, prevention tips and the latest treatment options. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, great hall.

Incontinence Treatment Wednesday, Feb. 16, 12:45–1:30p.m. Learn about urinary incontinence, including typical urination habits, causes To register for any of these classes or for physician referral, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS. To sign up for Scripps Health News e-mails, visit



Long announces four more football staff additions San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long announced the addition of four more coaches to his staff earlier this week. Daniel Gonzales, Jeff Horton, Osia Lewis and Kevin McGarry will join the Aztecs immediately. Gonzales, a graduate of New

Mexico and former assistant at his alma mater under Long, will coach SDSU’s safeties. Gonzales worked with the safeties, punters, kickers and deep snappers at UNM from 2005-08, after being the school’s video coordinator from 2003-05, and a defensive graduate assistant

Bumper To Bumper Q. Brad: I have been living in California for the past year and a half and I notice when I drive down the freeway in heavy traffic that motorcycle riders split the lanes and really scare the ‘you-know-what’ out of me and my Dave Stall family. Is that motorcycle practice legal? I would think not. Is there a speed limit? We moved here from Salt Lake City, Utah, and I never saw a motorcycle do what they do in California. Love your state, hate your motorcycles! A. Dave: Well, get used to it! It is legal only in California. Due to the over abundance of motor vehicles on our freeways and the massive traffic jams, it was decided by the state to allow motorcycles to do what the state calls, “white lining” which is going between traffic at a safe speed — usually 5 miles-per-hour and never speeds over 20 miles-per-hour. The reason for this is carbon monoxide poisoning. If you sit in traffic long enough while on a motorcycle, the gases could affect you. Another reason is the majority of motorcycles are air-cooled and sitting in traffic for long periods of time could do damage to the engine because of engine overheating, so be courteous and let the two-wheelers go! Q. Mary-Ann: I drive a 1987 Toyota MR2 (I know you drive one too!), and what happened the other night was frightening. I was coming down I-15 when all of a sudden a large cloud of smoke came from the rear of my car. I pulled over, called a tow truck and found out the next day I had blown a radiator hose. The

football coach from 1999-2002. With over six years of experience as a Division I head coach, Horton will serve as San Diego State’s assistant head coach and running backs coach. Horton comes to The Mesa after spending the final five games of 2010 as the

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mechanic said I had to replace the bad hose before he could tell me if there was any more damage, so I agreed. He just called back and told me the head gasket was blown and it would cost around $700 to repair it. I have already paid for the tow and the hose replacement and that has put me up to a little over $200. The question is, is it worth repairing the car? I do love the little rascal, but I’m afraid if I repair it, I will push it over its value. What would you recommend as a fellow MR2 owner? A. Dave: Sorry to hear of your problems. If you are uncomfortable with the technician’s diagnosis you can check out a few things yourself. First thing I would do is look to see if the water has mixed with the engine oil. Look under the oil filler cap and on the dipstick for a chocolate milk looking color. If that is present, then the head gasket is blown. If no chocolate milk is noted, look for excessive smoke coming from the tail pipe (you should get this even if the oil is mixed with the water). If the smoke is there and the car starts running rough, then the head gasket is probably blown. As far as fixing the car, a car of that age is never worth repairing if the repairs are higher than what you can buy a replacement for. Right now you can get a good running 1987 MR2 for around $2,500. Replacing the car will cost you a minimum of $1,500 — and you have a car you don’t know the history of. But if money is no object and it is an emotional thing, then it is your call. I personally like my MR2. It gets 30 plus miles-per-gallon, it’s fun to drive and insurance is cheap. Would I put another $1,000 in the car if needed? Probably, because I know the car and like an old shoe, it fits me. Call me if you decide not to fix it. I will add it to my MR2 collection.

interim head coach at Minnesota. Lewis has been a defensive coordinator at both the collegiate and professional levels since 2003, and has been a full-time football coach in the Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, Big Ten and Pac10.

McGarry served as an assistant to the Aztec coaching staff the past two years and will coach the linebackers. He was head coach across town at the University of San Diego for eight campaigns, compiling a 42-38 overall record with national rankings on three occasions.

Torreys notch win over Edison BY PHIL DAILEY Staff Writer The La Jolla Country Day girls basketball team keeps on winning. Not only did the Torreys (17-3 overall) take out cross-town rival Bishop’s last week, but they also notched a win against one of the state’s top teams as they beat Edison, 69-66. Kelsey Plum led the way with 25 points in the win over Edison. HERE ARE LAST WEEK’S PREP SCORES: Tuesday, Jan. 18 Boys soccer • La Jolla 3, Kearny 0 Roller hockey • Poway 7, La Jolla Country Day 3 The Torreys got goals from Zach Feldman, Scott Ibsen and Jack Little scored for the Torreys, with assists by James Owsiany and Sam Brink.

Wednesday, Jan. 19 Girls basketball • Mira Mesa 39, La Jolla 33 Girls soccer • La Jolla 3, Our Lady Peace 2

Callen Parra scored two goals in the win for the Vikings.

Thursday, Jan. 20 Boys soccer • La Jolla 0, Mission Bay 0 Girls water polo • La Jolla 12, Coronado 6

Friday, Jan. 21 Boys basketball • La Jolla 42, Scripps Ranch 40 Jacob Baranowski led the Vikings with 10 points in the win. • La Jolla Country Day 67, Bishop’s 45 Frank Bamford led the Torreys with 27 points. Girls basketball • Scripps Ranch 35, La Jolla 24 • La Jolla Country Day 68, La Jolla 56 Kelsey Plum and Malina Hood each led the Torreys with 14 points. Girls water polo • Del Notre 5, La Jolla Country Day 3 • La Jolla 6, Bonita Vista 5 • La Jolla 10, Trabuco

Canyon 9 Girls soccer • University City 1, La Jolla 0 • Bishop’s 7, Horizon 1 Geny Decker led the Knights with two goals in the win. Boys soccer • La Jolla Country Day 2, Santa Fe Christian 0 Mills and Wood each scored a goal for the Torreys in the win. • Bishop’s 5, Horizon 2

Saturday, Jan. 22 Girls basketball • La Jolla Country Day 69, Edison 66 Kelsey plum led the Torreys with 25 points. Girls water polo • Santiago 10, La Jolla 6 • Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 15, La Jolla 8 • La Jolla 13, Torrey Pines 6

Monday, Jan. 24 Girls basketball • Mission Bay 68, La Jolla 19 Boys basketball • Mission Bay 44, La Jolla 43

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Bishop’s Bryn Stark drives past La Jolla Country Day’s Kelsey Plum last week. The Torreys won the game by 12 points. PHIL DAILEY


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The all-new 2011 Jetta S. FROM LAWSUIT, A16 population of more than 1,100, ranging from preschool through high school. According to the school website, tuition ranges from $22,000 for grades K-4, to $25,000 for grades 5 and up. As a freshman, Studevent traveled with Country Day’s girls’ basketball team to Oakland for a tournament. When she arrived, she found a letter on top of her clothes addressed to “señorita” and filled with racial slurs, including the statement that she should go to Mexico, according to the lawsuit. Other incidents alleged in the lawsuit include profane notes taped to her locker, another letter mailed to her which included numerous racial slurs, plots to plant drugs in her backpack and a plot to poison her drink. Someone also put her name and facial likeness on pornographic photos on Internet websites, according to the lawsuit. Studevent first went public with her allegations in a 2008 Los Angeles Times article. School officials told the newspaper that efforts to identify the perpetrators, including handwriting analysis of notes sent to Studevent and two other students, proved inconclusive. Law enforcement was also notified about the online bullying. Levin confirmed the steps taken by the school to identify the students responsible for harassing Studevent. Bagby’s lawsuit — which is scheduled for trial on March 18 before San Diego Superior Court Judge William Nevitt Jr. — also alleges a pattern of harassment by fellow students and charges that school officials failed to ad-

dress the problem. Among Bagby’s allegations are that students vandalized her car, drove a car straight at her in a school parking lot, made threats against her over the Internet and put a dead rat in her locker. In an interview shortly after Bagby’s lawsuit was filed in 2009, Schuck, La Jolla Country Day head of school, denied any wrongdoing by the school or its officials, although he declined to address Bagby’s specific allegations due to the lawsuit. “The school stands strongly behind our actions in this matter. In no way were the steps that we took inappropriate,” Schuck said at the time. According to court records, a motion for summary judgment filed by attorneys for the school — seeking a dis-

missal of the lawsuit — is scheduled for a Feb. 18 hearing before Judge Nevitt. The motion filed by the school’s attorneys states that Bagby had a number of discipline issues during her time at the school, including stealing beer and drinking it during a school-sponsored trip to Ecuador, cheating on a chemistry test and yelling an obscenity at a parent from the opposing side during a school soccer game. Following the alleged incident at the soccer game, the school asked Bagby to withdraw from attendance at Country Day, which she later did, according to the court document. Bagby is now 18 and a college student. Through her family, she declined a request to be interviewed for this story.

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Arts advocate Vicki Reed chairs the commission to keep San Diego vibrant Vicki Reed is chair of the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, a volunteer board appointed by the mayor that serves in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council. The commission’s mission is to promote, encourage Vicki and increase support Reed for the region’s artistic and cultural assets, integrate arts and culture into community life and showcase San Diego as an international tourist destination. Prior to serving on the commission, Reed was an arts writer and critic and served on the city’s Public Art Committee. She received a Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA, an M.A. in Art History from Arizona State University, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is married to Tom Reed, and is the mother of three teenagers.

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What brought you to La Jolla? My husband, he was the attraction. Thirty years ago I was on vacation in San Diego and a college friend decided I needed a date for New Year’s Eve. She convinced Tom to call me and, although neither of us realized it at the time, that evening ultimately changed my life. It didn’t happen immediately, we were both working at our first jobs, mine was in Arizona, but after commuting for five years we got married and I moved here. What makes the town special to you? It’s the fact that three highly respected and nationally recognized institutions — MCASD, the La Jolla Historical Society and the Athenaeum — are within walking distance of one another. My children visit all of these organizations, usually for a school project, without realizing how lucky they are. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you improve in the area? Many visitors are drawn to San Diego, and specifically to La Jolla, by our vibrant arts and culture offerings.In recognition of this, the city of San Diego invests in the arts by allocating a

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BY DAVE SCHWAB Staff Writer he 5th annual Bird Rock Home Tour sponsored by Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) to benefit Bird Rock Elementary School, runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The event promises to be the biggest and most diverse yet. The challenge each year in selecting six beautifully appointed homes to showcase on the tour is how to outshine what has come before. “Last year we had such a variety — Spanish, contemporary and traditional,” noted Betsy Witt, whose Waverly Avenue home was one of the “traditionals.”


“We strive for that every year, to get something a little different architecturally so there’s something there for everybody,” Witt added. An interior designer, Witt said there’s more than one good reason to experience Bird Rock’s home tour. “It’s a wonderful, stimulating experience, a great way to go and get fantastic ideas for home décor, landscaping, construction, or if you’re just looking for a doorknob,” she said. “I just love the idea that people will open up their homes and let you walk through them. I used to peek in the windows —


If you go ■ What: Self-directed tour of six Bird Rock homes ■ When:11 3 p.m. Saturday ■ Where: Begins at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. ■ Tickets: $25 at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters ■ Contact: (858) 775-8500

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BY LINDA THOMPSON Contributor Ismael Pena’s family and friends consider him a “mini-celebrity.” They’ve even asked for the La Jollan’s autograph since he won the Pepe’s El Original Mi Amor Mi Chicharrones essay contest on Dec. 10, 2010 picking up a cool $3,500 prize. Pena said winning the contest was better than meeting comedian George Lopez backstage one time. “I did not get any money meeting George,” he joked. Since writing is not his forté, Pena said he was “shocked” to find out that his essay about why he loves pork rinds (chicharrones) was chosen the overall winner from the 977 short-story submissions. The contest invited customers to write about their love for pork rinds and how they were introduced to the snack as part of Pepe’s salute to National Hispanic Heritage Month. Pena said the company

Ismael Pena, left, won the Pepe’s El Original Mi Amor Mi Chicharrones essay contest and was awarded a $3,500 prize. COURTESY was very generous to give so much in prize money. “Thirty-five hundred dollars is a lot of money,” he said. He emphasized that he is not bragging, but is just “happy,” and so he naturally wants to share the story of how he won. Pena said his first reaction to the news of the win was a text to his wife. Then, he told his friends and family to go to the Internet at escontest/

p#story1to read his winning story from the contest. Pena credits his wife for introducing him to Pepe’s Chicharrones a couple of years ago. He said he normally does not eat processed foods. “I usually avoid fast foods and commercial snacks because they lack the authenticity of homemade food,” he explained. “I am usually disappointed (with snack chips). But I was surprised, I was very

impressed, I did not expect them (Pepe’s Chicharrones) to be so tasty.” Pena said he saw the contest advertised on a Pepe’s Chicharrones bag that he bought, but it was his wife’s encouragement that persuaded him to enter. She felt like he had a story to tell. Pena said his story is a reflection on how eating Pepe’s Chicharrones brings back memories of his impoverished but loving, close-knit family.

His essay tells the story of his grandmother’s pilgrimage to the United States with his dad and uncle, who were just boys at the time. They walked 800 miles from Chihuahua to the border to escape the revolution under Pancho Villa in the 1900s, and later became migrant field workers upon entering the United States. It was during his migrant field days that his grandmother introduced him to

chicharrones, also known as pig rinds. They would get the pig skins from the market or from slaughtered pigs on ranches. “The pig skin is the cheap part that is thrown away,” Pena noted, and reminisced about his grandmother deep frying the chicharrones in lard on an open flame. The win is more than supplemental money for Pena’s family vacation to Costa Rica. He said it represents his grandmother’s legacy of her 250 descendants who have transformed their lives from a heritage of poor migrant field workers into prosperous professionals. Pena, 69, has a contracting business and is now grooming his two sons to take it over. Even though tough times have slowed down business, the company still thrives due to its good reputation — just like Pepe’s Chicharrones. Note: Pepe’s El Original is produced by snack food maker Rudolph Foods.

Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series, 2010-2011 The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s chamber concert series continues with three more memorable performances. More information is available online at Feb.15 - Carpe Diem String Quartet, $40/45 Mar. 25 - Henschel Quartett, $40/45 Apr. 15 - Patrick Jee, cello, $30/35 CALL FOR TICKETS (858) 454-5872

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Louie Lortie, piano Liszt Anniversary Concert Sunday, January 30 at 3 p.m. MCASD Sherwood Auditorium Don’t miss this unique and rarely performed concert of all three “years” of Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage. Tickets: $75, $55, $25 (858) 459-3728


Next La Jolla Symphony & Chorus concert is one of contrasts BY JENNA JAY Contributor Classical and modern styles of orchestral music will come together for the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in its third concert of the 56th season. The musicians will welcome the cello, piano and percussion ensemble Real Quiet to Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD for performances Feb. 5-6, part of the current “Face the Music” series. The concert will feature pieces contrasting in musical periods and composers, utilizing stylistic similarities as a common element to craft a provocative and unexpected sound. For musical director

If you go ■ What: La Jolla Symphony & Chorus with guests Real Quiet ■ When: 8 p.m.Feb.5 and 1 p.m.Feb.6 at 1 p.m.(preconcert lecture one hour prior to concert times) ■ Where: Mandeville Auditorium,UCSD ■ Tickets: $15-$29.(858) Steven Schick, breaking free from a standard orchestra structure that includes a fast overture, concerto and 18th or 19th century symphonic work is crucial for this performance. “That becomes kind of predictable,” Schick said of typical concert formatting, “This can be a great concert, but for our next concert I wanted to rethink the for-

mula. Heighten the contrast. Make the colors more vivid.” Harnessing these orchestral colors with the stage as a canvas, LJSC will paint a musical portrait featuring Claude Debussy’s “Nuages” and “Fêtes,” two of his three nocturnes, as well as the ballet “Jeux.” These pieces contrast with more modern selections that will include Phil Kline’s

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With heightened senses of sound and sight at the forefront, Schick hopes to conduct a memorable performance in which symphony enthusiasts of all calibers can enjoy.

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Salvation Army to honor Women of Dedication The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will present its 46th annual Women ofDedication Luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive. Mother-daughter team Yvonne Larsen and Chris Andrews are co-chairing “Fifteen Fantastics,” which honors the 15 women chosen by the Auxiliary who best exemplify selfless volunteers who donate their resources to help others. The 2011 honorees are Carol LeBeau, Joan Embery, Fary Moini, Reena Horowitz,

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Curse of the Upscale Address strikes again Recently, the Curse of the Upscale Address struck again. A friend was driving down Nautilus Street after dropping off her kids at the top of the hill when the ancient pickup truck in front of her inexplicably slammed on its brakes. She hit him. She jumped out of her SUV and ran to see if the other car’s driver was hurt. Fortunately, he didn’t appear to be. “Don’t worry,” he said, as he got out of the truck, “I’m not going to sue you.” My friend found that comment – the first words out of the man’s mouth – oddly unreassuring. She asked him why he had stopped so

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FROM QUESTIONS, B1 small portion of the hotel tax paid by tourists to arts organizations. However, funding has varied from year to year and has declined as those hotel taxes have been increasingly used to cover the city’s other obligations. Our community and economy would benefit greatly by providing funding to arts organizations that is certain and enhanced. As the economy improves and more tourists

suddenly. They were nowhere near a cross street or schools. “Oh,” he said, “I meant to put my foot on the accelerator but I put it on the brake instead.” This sounds like a set-up to me, although as my friend points out, set up or not, she did, alas, run into him. Still, it seems to me that he should at least be cited for a DWI (Driving While an Imbecile). It was only days later that the injur y claim was filed. I guess one of the costs of living here is being well insured so that you can pay off people who sue you because you live here. In bad economic times like these, it seems to be a growth industr y. In my nearly four decades in Lets Sue-Y a 92037, I’m afraid I’ve known waaaay too many cases like this. In the most popular scenario, there’s a minor fender bender but the fendee suddenly finds himself in the deliriously happy circumstance of having been hit by a La Jolla ZIP code. Al-

spend more money in San Diego, a set percentage of taxes collected from those tourists — perhaps a modest 1 percent of the 10 ? percent now collected by the city — should be designated specifically for arts and culture funding. This would not only contribute to the stability and the vitality of local organizations such as the La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Music Society, MCASD, and so forth, but would benefit the entire

San Diego community. Who inspires you? Unselfish actions. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? I would definitely include Mayor Jerry Sanders and Gov. Jerry Brown so I can share with them my ideas about the importance of art and culture; Andy Warhol, to discern what he was picking up on locally

though there wasn’t so much as a scratch on the either car, the victim is suddenly plagued by headaches, vision problems, back issues, and a neck in need of a brace. His grunge band, he maintains, was about to hit the big time and now he can never work again. The last time I was called for jur y duty was just such a fender bender case. I should mention I’ve been on jur y duty 11 times. That computer just loves my name. Or maybe, since I went back to my maiden name after my divor ce and then changed it again when I re-married, it thinks of me as fresh meat each time. I was seriously tempted to stay on this last jury just so I could be sure this young 20-something perfectly healthy-looking creep (who appeared to be wearing a tie for the first time in his scraggly-haired life) wasn’t awarded a dime. But it was also going to be three weeks out of my life (again) and in my heart, I know that you

because he was a genius at recognizing contemporary thought and trends; then, to make the evening really difficult, I would add Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway for totally selfish reasons. This would allow me to recreate Stein’s Salon evenings and give me the chance to question these harbingers of early 20th century culture for insight. Of course, then I am beyond eight because Alice B. Toklas would accompany Stein and Warhol never went anywhere without an entourage from the Factory. This is actually more of a scene than a dinner party, and it would either be amazing or a disaster. Tell us about what you are reading. Joyce Maynard’s memoir “At Home in the World,” in

shouldn’t stay on a jur y unless you can be open-minded and decide on the basis of the testimony. When the judge read the long list of experts who would be testifying — a flakoid brigade of chiropractors, acupuncturists, new age-y vision therapists and a couple of holistic healers at least one of which was likely the plaintiff’s drug dealer — I was out of there. SO been there, so done that. Somebody else’s turn. My husband, Olof, is a little more philosophical about The Curse of the Upscale Address. Frivolous lawsuits are just a fact of our society, he says. It’s one of the prices we pay to live in this beautiful place. But I do confess that I wish my friend who rear-ended the guy on Nautilus had hit him a little harder. Look for La Jolla resident Inga’s lighthearted looks at life every other week in the La Jolla Light. Reach her by e-mail at

which I am either engrossed in the narrative or irritated with the author’s self absorption and cruel way she depicts her parents. I’m also skimming through “Measuring the Value of Culture.” What is your mostprized possession? Right now I have two. The first is an artwork by Lael Corbin that I spontaneously bid on at the MCASD auction. It looks perfect on my living room wall and the quirkiness of it, a tiny toy pig framed in a classroom desktop, makes me smile whenever I walk past it. The second is the Audi A4 that Santa brought me. Not because it’s more fun to drive or easier to park than my suburban, but because it affirms that my carpool years, which I did love at the time, are over and I now

more time for other projects. What do you do for fun? I like to walk up the hill to Mount Soledad with a dear friend, her dog and my dog; jump in the ocean when the water is warm; and invite friends over for dinner. Describe your greatest accomplishment. That would be continuing and actually finishing my Ph.D. even though I was sidetracked by the arrival of and then the demands of my three children. What is your philosophy of life? It’s not a philosophy, but on numerous occasions, especially after a difficult day, I find myself muttering the somewhat hopeful words of Scarlett O’Hara, “After all, tomorrow is another day

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Two new photo exhibits open Saturday at the MOPA Two new year-long exhibitions, “Inside Out: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” and “Imagine That! Photographing an Invisible World,” will open at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in Balboa Park with walkthroughs guided by artists and curators. “Imagine That” is an indepth examination of the pursuit of photography to capture invisible worlds and unseeable phenomenon. The exhibition contains work from 24 photographers, ranging from scientists to artists and commercial studio photographers — all culled from MoPA’s rich permanent collection. “Inside Out” will feature 15 photographs, among them Hill and Adamson’s stunning 19th century portraits and the work of 20th century masters, such as Ansel Adams and Berenice Abbott, exhibited alongside contemporary works by Bill Armstrong, Ana Busto and Nicholas Nixon. The exhibit demonstrates the varied

If you go ■ What: Two exhibits,“Imagine That’ and “Inside Out” ■ Where: Museum of Photographic Arts, (MOPA),1649 El Prado,Balboa Park ■ When: 10 5 p.m.Tuesdays-Sundays. Closed Mondays. ■ Admission: $4-$6;free to county residents and military on second Tuesdays ■ Opening: 11 a.m.Jan.29 with guided walkthrough tours Ordeal by roses No. 32, 1961, Eikoh Hoscoe. uses of photography over the 170-year history of the medium. “ ‘Inside Out’ is a small yet remarkable exhibition in that you can truly feel and experience the tension emanating from the photographer’s relationship with the camera,” said Deborah Klochko, executive director, MoPA. The “Inside Out” exhibit also includes a smartphone Audio In|Sight tour, bringing community voices and expert opinions into con-


versation with permanent collection holdings. MoPA is one of the premier institutions in the United States devoted to photography, film and video. Since its founding in 1983, MoPA has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the entire spectrum of the photographic medium. The Museum’s endeavors consistently address cultural, historical and social issues through its exhibitions and public programs.

■ Docent tours: Free for student groups with reservations;discounted for non-students with reservations ■ Phone: (619) 238-7559 ■ Website:

Up Next ■ What: “Streetwise:Masters of ’60s Photography” ■ Opening: 11 a.m.Saturday,Feb.5 with gallery walk-through with featured artist and consulting guest curator Andy Grundberg

San Diego museums will offer half-price admission in February The San Diego Museum Council and Macy’s department stores will present the 22nd annual Museum Month with half-off admissions at 40 San Diego County museums during February. Shoppers can pick up a discount pass at any Macy’s. One pass is good for up to four visitors. For more details, visit the website Participating institutions include the following: • Birch Aquarium • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla and Downtown branches) • USS Midway Museum • The New Children’s Museum • San Diego Museum of Art • Timken Museum of Art • San Diego Air & Space Museum • Museum of Photographic Arts • Rueben H. Fleet Science Center • Oceanside Museum of Art • LUX Institute

La Jolla Community Foundation Board members (left to right): Scott Peters, Matthew Peterson, Susan McClellan, Buzz Woolley, Phyllis Pfeiffer, Andy Nelson, Rochelle Bold, George Hauer and Matthew Browar.

It’s What Makes La Jolla Special. It’s What Makes Us Different. Board Members: Phyllis Pfeiffer, Chair Rochelle Bold Matthew Browar George Hauer Susan McClellan Andy Nelson Scott Peters Matthew Peterson Buzz Woolley

Those of us who live and work in La Jolla know we are a fortunate group. Unmatched in its unique beauty and extraordinary sense of community, there can be no doubt that La Jolla is truly special. It’s up to all of us to keep it that way. The La Jolla Community Foundation focuses on enhancing the aesthetic character of the community through the investment and enrichment of the environmental, social and cultural experience of LaJolla by creating and improving inviting public spaces.

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Some 300 members of the Young Artists Symphony (YAS) will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street. Tickets are $25-$10 at or (619) 235-8067. The next day, the Con Brio, Fiddle ‘n’ Bow, and Winds ‘n’ Brass performance groups will make their way through centuries of music in one afternoon at the YAS Winter Ensembles Concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. Tickets are $10-$5 for this show.

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Experience world traditions through dance and music during the 17th annual Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 at the Performing Arts Center, 650 D Ave., in Coronado. Artists from Africa, Brazil, India, Ireland, Polynesia, Korea and Spain will perform. Tickets are $30-$15 at the door, or (619) 522-4050. Pictured is a dancer from La Esencia Flamenca.

Coffee Klatch

Publishers and Writers of San Diego will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Encinitas County Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The topic will be “Morning Coffee with a Literary Agent” as Claire Gerus offers her assessment of the publishing industry and how it’s changing. Reservations at; members $10, non-members $15.

During this public Challenger event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the tragic space shuttle mission of Jan. 28, 1986 when all seven crew members were lost, visitors ages 10 and older will work in teams to solve reallife science, technology and math problems using the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s unique, hands-on space simulators from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 in Balboa Park. Tickets $20 per person, add $5 for 6 p.m. showing of the “Hubble” IMAX film. (619) 238-1233.

“Stars in Our Eyes,” a presentation showcasing the work of performing art and fine art students in a benefit for scholarships and the arts at four La Jolla schools, is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 atLa Jolla High School Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus.Tickets at the box office are $25 for adults, $10 for students. The La Jolla Rotary is sponsoring the show, which ends with a student art exhibit.

Boat Business

Free boat rides, plus music, food beer and spirits at the San Diego Sun Road Boat Show, from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 27-30 on Harbor Island. Admission: $10-$5. (619) 497-5254.

Pet Expo

A showcase of products and services for pet owners with entertainment and contests comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30 at the San Diego Pet Expo. Many shelters will have dogs and cats for adoption, too. Proceeds benefit local care groups. Admission is $5-$4, or a 10-pound bag of pet food for two admissions, or a blanket or two clean towels for one admission. (800) 999-5400.

Opera Anyone?

■ The underworld rises to the surface as the ruthless gangster Mack the Knife climbs over corrupt politicians, crooked cops and unfaithful lovers on his way to the top in the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance’s “Three Penny Opera,” directed by Jeffrey Wienckowski, 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 3-5 at Potiker Theatre. Tickets $20-$10 at the door, box office or (858) 534-4574. ■ San Diego Opera opens Puccini’s “Turandot” (pictured above) at San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave. with a gala at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Other performances: 7 p.m. Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Feb. 4 and 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Tickets $35-$195. (619) 533-7000.



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Diners get Old World Italian favorites in a sophisticated setting that’s Manhattan-style But Wolf notes that much BY WILL PARSON Contributor hasn’t changed about Manhattan over two and a half decades. here are some things old “The kitchen staff basically is and some things new at the same as it was 25 years ago.,” Manhattan of La Jolla. Wolf said. “A few of the waiters Owner Bill Wolf and executive have retired but you know, there chef PJ Macaluso have made their are still some old-timers here — New York-Italian steakhouse me for instance!” inside the Empress Hotel one of Indeed, the tuxedo-wearing staff the most reliable La Jolla favorites lends their of the past 25 experience with a years. And some touch of class, and recent updates On The Manhattan is one have only served Each week you’ll find a of few restaurants to enhance the recipe from the featured that make a restaurant’s oldCaesar salad at school charm. restaurant online at your table. The new, click A long-time additions include ‘On The Menu.’ favorite has been the jazzy piano of the veal chop, Kad Sisler, who ■ This week: which has even plays from 7 to 10 Manhattan’s Cannelloni been called the on Thursday best in the world. nights and 8 to 11 But the Cannelloni is very popular on Fridays and Saturdays. And if and the lobster ravioli is also you are wondering what recommended. As are all the Italian happened to Manny Silva Jr., pastas — many recipes are old formerly the popular maître d’ at family favorites passed down from La Valencia Hotel, he’s now at the mother of Chef Macaluso, an Manhattan. Wolf and Macaluso Italian-American from Brooklyn. also brought in new partners Aside from the food, perhaps Chuck Bauer and Bryan and what you’ll notice first about Nancy O’Donnell who helped Manhattan is its romantic renovate Manhattan without atmosphere. Set inside the losing its characteristic charm.

Empress Hotel, the absence of windows leaves Manhattan muted and intimate, but still open enough to avoid feeling cloistered. If you don’t sit near the bar or the piano, you can gaze into a sleek saltwater aquarium on the

opposite end of the restaurant. Walls adorned with depictions of New York-Italian icons, like Frank Sinatra, accentuate the feeling that you’ve been transported to a different place and time. But you don’t have to be from

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Mama’s Pantry needs food drives next month

Volunteers are needed in February to host food drives for Mama’s Pantry, which provides a nutritional shopping opportunity at no cost for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. “Since February is the month of love, we encourage businesses, schools, places of worship, and social clubs to sponsor one or more of our barrels to collect much-needed food for San Diegans in need,” said Alberto Cortes, executive director. “These donations will help us ensure that we can continue our mission of providing the basic necessity of life — nutritious food.” In February, Mama’s Kitchen hopes to collect 100 barrels of food for Mama’s Pantry. To schedule a barrel delivery, contact Bill Patten at Mama’s Kitchen will also make arrangements to pick up the barrels once the food drive has ended. A wish list for food items includes: boxes of cereal, packages of flour, instant oatmeal packets, bottles of cooking oil, jars of peanut butter, jars of jelly, bags of rice, packages of dried beans, spaghetti sauce, boxes of pasta, packets of pasta dinners, canned goods (fruits, soups, vegetables, chili, pasta and beans), macaroni and cheese, tuna fish/salmon, cake mixes and icing, and small boxes of dry milk. Learn more at the website

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Gala raises funds, awareness for Mainly Mozart endeavors


ainly Mozart presented a “Festa Italiana” at the Westgate Hotel on Jan. 16 with the theme of celebrating Mozart’s travels through Italy in the 18th century. The gala included cocktails, music by the Aiana String Quartet, and Mediterranean cuisine in the Fontainebleau Ristorante. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the Mainly Mozart Festival and educational outreach programs that reach some 40,000 children annually.


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Art museum exhibits focus on two distinct British painters

‘Big Lawn,’ 2008-2010 Howard Hodgkin, oil on wood, by Howard Hodgkin will be displayed at The San Diego Museum of Art. (Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens), and Ann Ford, later Mrs. Thicknesse (Cincinnati Art Museum). The exhibit will also feature a selection of period dresses from the Cincinnati Art Museum to provide guests with a view of the material accessories of the “modern woman.” Eighteenth-century viewers appreciated these paintings differently than viewers do today, according to the curators who organized

the exhibit. In his own time, Gainsborough’s portraits of actresses, performers and courtesans were seen as unconventional, even radical, not only because of the women they portrayed, but also because of the unconventional way in which they were painted. In his use of provocative postures and slashing brushwork, Gainsborough’s portraits differed from those of his peers. They were the way he asserted his own place as the premier painter of modern life.


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The Thomas Gainsborough paintings on exhibit include ‘Giovanna Baccelli’ (left) and ‘Ann Ford.’ COURTESY PHOTOS

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Two exhibits representing two very different art worlds will open Thursday, Jan. 27 at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park: “Howard Hodgkin: Time and Place” and “Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman.” British-born Hodgkin (1932) is “a brilliant colorist” who plays with the notion of “representational pictures of emotional situations” in his work, according to press materials advancing the show. “Hodgkin defies definitions.” This exhibition of more than 20 paintings, spans the last 10 years of his career. SDMA is to be the only U.S. venue for this show. Thomas Gainsborough (17271788)is considered among the greatest portrait painters of the Western tradition.This fun exhibit features 11 of his paintings of “notorious society women.” The works are on loan from collections in the United States and Britain. SDMAis the second and final venue for this show. Among the portraits on view through May 1 will be Mrs. Sarah Siddons (National Gallery, London), the Duchess of Devonshire (National Gallery of Art, Washington), Giovanna Baccelli (Tate, London), Grace Dalrymple (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Viscountess Ligonier

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Las Patronas awards its grants at annual luncheon BY SUSAN DEMAGGIO Lifestyles Editor Proceeds from Las Patronas’ 2010 Jewel Ball “Heart & Soul” ($781,187 in the form of 10 grants) were presented to preselected beneficiaries at a Jan. 19 luncheon hosted by the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. After Las Patronas President Sallie Warren welcomed attendees, Heart & Soul ball chair Lise Wilson and co-chairs Lisa Albanez and Kristi Pieper distributed checks to the grateful recipients who each said a few words about their programs. Warren reminded the crowd that since its founding 65 years ago, Las Patronas has raised $15 million that has been “granted”

to worthy charities “in all corners of San Diego.” A highlight of the luncheon was the presentation of the annual Las Patronas Spirit of Giving Award, which went to Randy Cutting of Abbey Party Rents, or as one ball hostess referred to him, “Brother Randy of the Abbey.” Cutting bought the Abbey Party Rents company in August 1990 and by the following Jewel Ball in 1991, he was an integral part of the team, supplying equipment and partyware at special rates and with extensive donations-in-kind to help Las Patronas achieve its fundraising goals. The luncheon ended with 2011 Jewel Ball Chair Sue

Wagener reminding guests that the 65th “Sapphire” ball will have a marine theme with the band Liquid Blue booked for the benefit on Aug. 6 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Sapphire will raise funds for the following 12 beneficiaries: Arc of San Diego, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Friends of The Riford Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Mountain Health & Community Services, REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation, San Diego Food Bank Corporation, San Diego Junior Theatre, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, UCSD Shiley Eye Center and the YWCA of San Diego County.

Guest mingle before the Las Patronas luncheon at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. PHOTOS BY SUSAN DEMAGGIO

Las Patronas 2010 beneficiaries’ projects: 1. Friends of Balboa Park for two high-tech visitor information kiosks 2. Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA for a 25-passender van to transport seniors to programs 3. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for a fire suppression and protection system for permanent collection storage 4. NTC Foundation for an electronic sign

Pamela Whitcomb of Scripps Health Foundation

Randy Cutting of Abbey Party Rents

Las Patronas president Sallie Warren

5. Rady Children’s Hospital for an echocardiogram reading station 6. Scripps Health Foundation for a server upgrade and power vault for genomic research 7. Sports for Exceptional Athletes for a 10-passenger van to transport athletes with developmental disabilities 8. The Emilio Nares Foundation for a 15-passenger van to transport pediatric cancer patients to chemotherapy appointments

Dr. Susan Goldman and Michael Horvath of UCSD

Lisa Albanez

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9. The Old Globe Theatre for 700 new stadium seats for The Lowell Davies Festival Theatre 10. UCSD Division of Biological Sciences for a Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction machine for research in medical diagnostics

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KERRY HALLAM coming to la jolla

Regatta (detail), acrylic on canvas, 30 × 40 inches © 2011 Kerry Hallam and Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts

— artist r eception — New original works on canvas, mixed-media nautical charts and hand-pulled serigraphs will be on hand for acquisition. We are certain you’ll be charmed by the artist and his artwork.

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Also exhibiting artwork by Bertho, Chagall, Deyber, Erté, Hallam, Haring, Kondakova, Lalonde, Lichtenstein, Mas, Murakami, Picasso, Rembrandt and Warhol among others.

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Concert Roundup: Music, music everywhere this week! ■ Cecil Lytle Pianist Cecil Lytle will perform “The Naked Liszt” with narration by Arthur Wagner and Eva Barnes as a fundraiser for scholarships for UCSD students who are graduates of the Preuss School, a charter high school at UCSD. Lytle is working on a documentary about the composer. The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. Tickets are $50-$10 at (858) 534-1507.

There are so many concerts scheduled around town, The Light presents this listing for those who want their spirits lifted eight to the bar … or otherwise! ■ Jupiter Quartet Jupiter String Quartet (aka violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel and cellist Daniel McDonough) will perform a chamber concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on UCSD campus. There will be a conversation with the artists at 7 p.m. at The Loft, with nibbles and beverages from the Zanzibar Café available at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 at (858) 5348497 or ■ At the Loft • UCSD’s The Loft presents classical violist Daniel Bernard Roumain (with DJ Scientific on turntables) 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. The concert’s intermission includes a chat with the artists, bites and beverages from Zanzibar Café (starting at 6:30 p.m.) Roumain re-

Daniel Bernard Roumain

The Jupiter String Quartet formed in 2001. COURTESY PHOTOS

cently performed with Lady Gaga on FOX’s “American Idol.” Electronic composer DJ Scientific supplies the beats. Tickets are $26-$16 at the door, (858) 534-8497 or • On Saturday, Jan. 29 at 8:30 p.m. it’s folk music with Free Energy. The Philly-based quintet has emerged as an embodiment of the essence of every beloved rock band from the

canon of classic rock radio. Tickets are $14. • On Monday, Jan. 31, it’s the pop chops of Darwin Deez and his classic-rock accentuated with the experimental beats of electronic music. Tickets $12. • Pianist Vijay Iyer will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. This Grammy-nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album hails from New York City. transforms familiar

The fastest way to sell your home is the local newspaper... NOT the Internet, Facts and research says Home-Selling the La Jolla Light: 78% of the “home buyer pool” is local and successful agents use papers to attract the best leads— while the Internet is best used in a “support” role The biggest problem with listing your home on the internet is this...the internet is huge! It would take hours to find all the available listings of homes for sale in this town—if you could even find them all...which you can’t. This is no doubt why Borrell Associates, the nationally known research firm reports that 66% of Americans rely on their local newspaper to buy and sell their homes, compared with only 20% using the internet. The biggest reason that a paper like the La Jolla Light is such a powerful lead generating tool for agents, is the paper’s long-term credibility with readers. When your home is listed or shown in this paper, it benefits from the paper’s thorough reporting and “believability”.

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sounds into “sonic journeys of discovery.” Tickets $26-$16. ■ Eric Reed Trio The Eric Reed Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 27 at the Athenaeum, 1004 Wall Street. Jazz pianist Reed will be joined by Hamilton Price on bass and Kevin Kanner on drums. Tickets are $19-$24 at (858) 454-5872 or the website

■ Camera Lucida The next Camera Lucida concert will feature music by Bruckner and Brahms performed by renowned players from UCSD’s music faculty and musicians from the San Diego Symphony, 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. Tickets are $25-$20 at (858) 822-2166. Free student rush an hour before the concert. ■ Camarada Camarada (Erin Breene, cello; Beth-Ross Buckley, flute; David Buckley, violin; Jessica Guideri, violin and Travis Maril viola) will offer

“American Romantic,” featuring selections by musical pioneers of the American spirit, 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 1640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets $25-$20 at (619) 231-3702 or ■ Louis Lortie The La Jolla Music Society will present a Liszt Celebration Concert with Louis Lortie, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Sherwood Auditoriums at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. On the program are: Annees de pelerinage — premiere annee: Suisse; deuxieme annee: Italie; and troisime annee. The show will have an intermission and a dinner break. Tickets $75-$25 at (858) 4593728 or ■ Vienna Boys Choir This beloved children’s choir will perform works by Haydn, Mozart and more, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B. Street. Tickets are $85-$30 at or (619) 235-0804.

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Young Family Devastated After Tragic Car Accident… Three Boys Spend Time in Foster Care; Family Fighting Leads to Bitter Feud in Public Court Recently, a Southern California family was in a tragic car accident. The parents died and their family was thrown into a nightmare. This is a true story. The parents had talked about naming guardians to provide for the care of their sons and the money they’d leave behind. They never got around to it. They likely thought their family would be able to work out who would care for the boys and their money, with love and grace, if anything happened. That’s not what happened. After the accident, the boys were in the foster care system for a short time. Then, over 1,000 pages of court documents, 9 lawyers, and tens of thousands of dollars later, the boys ended up with their aunt and their money being managed by a professional charging $100/hour until they turn 18. Is that what the parents would have wanted? If they had known what would happen, they would have done everything they could to protect their kids and plan for their future. Learn from their experience! It’s Easy to Protect Your Family and Your Assets with the guidance of a Personal Planning Lawyer. Don’t be one of those people who put off estate planning and guardianship designations for “tomorrow” because tomorrow may never come. By consulting with your local expert Personal Planning Lawyer, Kristina Haymes, you can relax and rest assured your kids will never be taken out of your home or raised by anyone you wouldn’t want. Haymes Law Group works with families to ensure that their plan will work when they need it and help loved ones avoid a nightmare court battle. Parents responding to this ad can meet with Kristina Haymes for an absolutely free personal Family and Wealth Protection Planning Session (normally $750). If you already have a plan in place, ask for a Free Plan Audit (normally $950) to make sure it adequately protects your kids—most do not! To take advantage of this free Family & Wealth Protection Planning Session, Call (858) 794-1426. A limited number of free appointments are available, so call today and mention this ad.


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legal notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-001855 The name of the business: TMC Fulfillment LeanJobber located at: 5465 Morehouse Dr., San Diego, CA 92121 San Diego County mailing address: PO BOX 910604 San Diego, CA 92121, is hereby registered by the following: Trademotion Collision LLC 11136 Vista Sorrento Parkway #C303 San Diego, CA 92130 Delaware. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 20, 2011 Christian Hassold, President LJ687 Jan. 27 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-001717 Certified Pre-Loved The name of the business: 2008 VW Jetta SE sedan, Golden Triangle Realty Automatic, 15k, Immacu- located at: 4079 Governor late, VW Certified, VIN # Dr., Suite 301 030908, stock # 3662, only San Diego, CA 92122 San $16395 Diego County, is hereby Herman Cook VW registered by the following: 760.753.6256 Evelyn L. Sherman 6330 Genesee Avenue #307 San Diego, CA 92122. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: Aug. 20, 2005. This statement was filed with the ReCertified Pre-Loved corder/County Clerk of San 2009 VW CC Lux sedan, Diego County on JAN. 19, Automatic, 13k, MINT, VW 2011 Evelyn L. Sherman LJ684 Jan. 27 Feb. 3, 10, Certified, VIN # 554409, stock # 3668, only $25995 17, 2011 Herman Cook VW 760.753.6256 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-001593 The name of the business: Vehicle Wash Systems located at: 7135 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 San Diego County mailing address: Certified Pre-Loved 2010 VW Routan SE/RSE, PO BOX 8110 La Jolla, CA 92038, is hereAutomatic, 10k, Beautiby registered by the followful, VW Certified, VIN ing: Robert L. Newsome #227302, stock #3667, 7135 Draper Ave., La Jolla, only $23995 CA 92037. This business is Herman Cook VW conducted by: An Individu760.753.6256 al. The transaction of business began on: 01/01/01. Autos Wanted This statement was filed DONATE YOUR CAR, with the Recorder/County TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERI- Clerk of San Diego County TAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free on JAN. 18, 2011 Robert 3 Day Vacation, Tax De- L. Newsome, Owner LJ685 ductible, Free Towing, All Jan. 27 Feb. 3, 10, 17, Paperwork Taken Care Of. 2011 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT DONATE YOUR CAR! to File No. 2011-001888 SONGS of LOVE! Seen on The name of the business: the TODAY SHOW! Make Zoii’s Coffee House a sick child smile and get located at: 7840 Miramar a tax-deduction. Endorsed Road, San Diego, CA 92145 by Bob McGrath of Sesame San Diego County Street! Call 888-909-SONG mailing address: (7664) (Cal-SCAN) 3252 Via Marin #11, La Jolla, CA 92037, is hereby DONATE YOUR VEHICLE! registered by the following: Receive Free Vacation Sandra Alphonse Voucher. United Breast 3252 Via Marin #11, La Cancer Foundation. Free Jolla, CA 92037. This busiMammograms, Breast ness is conducted by: An Cancer Info www.ubcf. Individual. The transaction info Free Towing, Tax De- of business began on: n/a. ductible, Non-Runners Ac- This statement was filed cepted, 1-888-468-5964. with the Recorder/County (Cal-SCAN) Clerk of San Diego County

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on JAN. 20, 2011 Sandra 11-14 Legal Description: Alphonse LJ686 Jan. 27 As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The Feb. 3, 10, 17, 2011 undersigned Trustee disT.S. No. T10-69243-CA / claims any liability for any APN: 346-802-11-14 NO- incorrectness of the street TICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE address or other common YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UN- designation, if any, shown DER A DEED OF TRUST above. If no street address DATED 7/7/2004. UNLESS or other common designaYOU TAKE ACTION TO tion is shown, directions to PROTECT YOUR PROP- the location of the property ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT may be obtained by sendA PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU ing a written request to the NEED AN EXPLANATION beneficiary within 10 days OF THE NATURE OF THE of the date of first publicaPROCEEDING AGAINST tion of this Notice of Sale. YOU, YOU SHOULD CON- The Trustee shall incur no TACT A LAWYER. A public liability for any good faith auction sale to the highest error in stating the proper bidder for cash, Cashier’s amount of unpaid balances Check drawn on a state or and charges. For sales innational bank, check drawn formation please contact by a state or federal credit Priority Posting and Pubunion, or a check drawn lishing at www.prioritypostby a state or federal sav- or (714) 573-1965 ings and loan association, Reinstatement Line: 877or savings association, or 576-0472 Date: 1/27/2011 savings bank specified in CR Title Services, Inc 1000 section 5102 of the Finan- Technology Drive MS 314 cial Code and authorized O’Fallon MO 63368 Penny to do business in this state White, Trustee Specialist will be held by the duly ap- Federal Law requires us to pointed trustee as shown notify you that we are actbelow, of all right, title, and ing as a debt collector. If interest conveyed to and you are currently in a banknow held by the trustee in ruptcy or have received a the hereinafter described discharge in bankruptcy property under and pur- as to this obligation, this suant to a deed of trust communication is intended described below. The sale for informational purposes will be made, but without only and is not an attempt covenant or warranty, ex- to collect a debt in violapressed or implied, regard- tion of the automatic stay ing title, possession, or or the discharge injuncencumbrances, to pay the tion. P793023 1/27, 2/3, remaining principal sum of 02/10/2011 LJ683 the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS as provided in the note(s), NAME STATEMENT advances, under the terms File No. 2011-001574 of the Deed of Trust, inter- The name of the business: est thereon, fees, charges San Diego County Seniors and expenses of the Trustee Golf Association for the total amount (at the located at: 9530 Easter time of the initial publica- Way, San Diego, CA 92121 tion of the Notice of Sale) San Diego County reasonably estimated to mailing address: be set forth below. The PO BOX 420421, San Diamount may be greater on ego, CA 92142-0421, is the day of sale. Pursuant to hereby registered by the California Civil Code Section following: 2923.54 the undersigned, 1. Albert A. Daum, on behalf of the beneficiary, President loan servicer, or authorized 9255-218 N. Magnolia Ave., agent, declares as follows: Santee, CA 92071 [X] The mortgage loan 2. John T. Smart, Secretary servicer has obtained from 9530 Easter Way, San Dithe commissioner a final or ego, CA 92121 temporary order of exemp- 3. Charles E. Law, tion pursuant to Section Treasurer 2923.53 that is current and 10712 Escobar Drive, valid on the date the notice San Diego, CA 92124. This of sale is filed and [X] The business is conducted by: timeframe for giving notice An Unincorporated Asof sale specified in subdivi- sociation- Other than a sion (a) of Section 2923.52 Partnership. The transacdoes not apply pursuant tion of business began on: to Section 2923.52 or 08/12/1951. This statement 2923.55 Trustor: Earnest was filed with the Recorder/ A Davis, an unmarried man County Clerk of San Diego Duly Appointed Trustee: County on JAN. 18, 2011 CR Title Services, Inc. c/o John T. Smart, Secretary Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland LJ682 Jan. 27 Feb. 3, 10, Drive, Suite 200, San Di- 17, 2011 ego, CA 92117 877-5760472 Recorded 07/16/2010 T.S. No. 10-1857-11 Loan as Instrument No. 2004- No. 632131 NOTICE OF 0663906 in book , page of TRUSTEE’S SALE A copy Official Records in the office of California Civil Code of the Recorder of San Di- Section 2923.54 (SB 7) ego County, California, Date declaration is attached of Sale: 2/17/2011 at 10:00 hereto and incorporated AM Place of Sale: At the herein by reference. YOU entrance to the East County ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER Regional Center by statue, A DEED OF TRUST DATED 250 E. Main Street, El Ca- 8/4/2005. UNLESS YOU jon, CA Amount of unpaid TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT balance and other charges: YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY $408,675.85 Street Address BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC or other common designa- SALE. IF YOU NEED AN tion of real property: 8066 EXPLANATION OF THE NACaminito Mallorca La Jolla, TURE OF THE PROCEEDCA 92037 A.P.N.: 346-802- ING AGAINST YOU, YOU

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SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Jeffrey E Lubin and Barbara L Lubin, husband and wife Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 8/5/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0671810 and rerecorded on —- as —-, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, Date of Sale: 2/22/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $710,111.09, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 6053 Greenhedge Row La Jolla, CA 92037 A.P.N.: 358-713-50-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Date: 1/18/2011 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 (949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 Renae C. Murray, Foreclosure Manager State of California Department of Financial Institutions in the Matter of ONEWEST BANK, FSB Permanent Order Exempting Applicant From Civil Code Section 2923.52 The Commissioner of Financial Institutions (“Commissioner”) received an application from One West Bank, FSB (“One West”) on June 15, 2009, requesting an

exemption from the provisions of subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 in accordance with subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.53. One West is hereby granted an exemption from the provisions of Civil Code Section 2923.52. Dated: July 16, 2009, nunc pro tunc July 14, 2009. William S. Haraf Commissioner of Financial Institutions BY Kenneth Sayre-Peterson Acting General Counsel P792933 1/27, 2/3, 02/10/2011 LJ681

drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA Legal Description: A CONDOMINIUM CONSISTING OF: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 2.81 % INTEREST, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, IN AND TO LOT 2 OF LA JOLLA BOULEVARD CONDOMINIUM, IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 6536, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, NOVEMBER 12, 1969. EXCEPTING THEREFROM LIVING UNITS L-1 THROUGH L-26 INCLUSIVE, AS SHOWN ON LA JOLLA PLACE CONDOMINIUM PLAN, RECORDED JANUARY 8, 1975, AS FILE NO. 75-004653, OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY. PARCEL 2: LIVING UNIT L-9, AS SHOWN ON LA JOLLA PLACE CONDOMINIUM PLAN, RECORDED JANUARY 8, 1975, AS FILE NO. 75-004653, OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $736,143.83 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5370 LA Jolla Bouleva # 204B, La Jolla, CA 92037 APN Number: 415-023-04-09 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore op-

tions to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 1/20/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www. (714) 5731965 or Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P790696 1/27, 2/3, 02/10/2011 LJ677

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-001106 The name of the business: Urban Rovers located at: 8595 Via Mallorca, Unit B, La Jolla, CA 92037 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Darrin H. Turner 8595 Via Mallorca, Unit B, La Jolla, CA 92037 California. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 12, 2011 Darrin H. Turner, Chief Executive Officer LJ678 Jan. 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 2011 Trustee Sale No. 744106CA Loan No. 3014115426 Title Order No. 100631932-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 2/17/2011 at 10:00 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/27/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0502163 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: Saeed Touserkani and, Innessa Touserkani husband and wife as joint tenants, as Trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2010-00062376-CUPT-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Leslie A. Reynoso-Mora on behalf of Roberto Olivas III-Reynoso, a Minor, has filed a petition for decree changing name from Roberto Olivas III-Reynoso to Robert Thomas Reynoso. It is hereby ordered that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court in Department 3 of the San Diego County Superior Court at: 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081 on FEB. 15, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., Dept. 3, and then and there show cause, if any they have, why the application for change of name should not be granted. It is further ordered that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the La Jolla Light, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. Date: Dec. 1, 2010. Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court LJ654 Jan. 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-000623 The name of the business: Pasha Realty Group located at: 2205 Via Tabara, La Jolla, CA 92037 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Pasha Missaghi 2205 Via Tabara, La Jolla, CA 92037. This business

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Legal Notices is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 07, 2011 Pasha Missaghi LJ673 Jan. 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-000181 The name of the business: MTS Engineers located at: 1960 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara County, is hereby registered by the following: Mark Thomas & Co., Inc. 1960 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95112 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 12/15/2010. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 04, 2011 Richard K. Tanaka, President LJ672 Jan. 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-034420 The name of the business: La Jolla Village Family Medical Group located at: 4520 Executive Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92121 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Michaels, MD Inc. 4520 Executive Drive, Suite


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-001197 The name of the business: Omnibon Solutions located at: 3315 Wicopee Pl., San Diego, CA 92117 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Maria Isabel Paras Cairns 3315 Wicopee Pl., San Diego, CA 92117. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: 01/01/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 12, 2011 Maria Isabel Paras Cairns LJ679 Jan. 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 2011


Legal Notices 105, San Diego, CA 92121 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 12/4/1994. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on DEC. 29, 2010 Daniel Michaels, MD, President LJ671 Jan. 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-000030 The name of the business: P & M Properties located at: 13706 Hwy. 8 Bus., El Cajon, CA 92021 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Lowry 13706 Hwy. 8 Bus., El Cajon, CA 92021 Peter Thulin 13706 Hwy. 8 Bus., El Cajon, CA 92021. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The transaction of business began on: 5-5-2003. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 03, 2011 Michael Lowry, Partner LJ670 Jan. 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 2011

Legal Notices mailing address: PO BOX 22277 San Diego, CA 92192-2277, is hereby registered by the following: Sales Dawgs Inc. 6166 Via Regla, San Diego, CA 92122. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 8/3/10. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on DEC. 30, 2010 Janis T. Deady, President LJ668 Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-033686 The name of the business: a. Get a Putting Green b. c. Get a putting green. com located at: 1740 Navaja Rd., El Cajon, CA 92020 San Diego County mailing address: 1265 Avocado Blvd. #104109, El Cajon, CA 92020, is hereby registered by the following: Shakes LLC 1740 Navaja Rd., El Cajon, CA 92020 Shakes LLC, California. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The transaction of business began on: n/a. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS This statement was filed NAME STATEMENT with the Recorder/County File No. 2010-034456 The name of the business: Clerk of San Diego County on DEC. 17, 2010 Edward Sales Dawgs, Inc. located at: 6166 Via Regla, Sides, Shakes LLC, PresiSan Diego, CA 92122 San dent LJ667 Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 Diego County

Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-001148 The name of the business: A Touch of Opera Studio located at: 3027 Cranbrook Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Lucy C. Lin 3027 Cranbrook Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: 08/01/2009. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 12, 2011 Lucy C. Lin, Vocal Coach LJ675 Jan. 13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-000886 The name of the business: Bel Canto Performance Foundation located at: 3027 Cranbrook Court, La Jolla, CA 92037 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Bel Canto Performance Foundation 3027 Cranbrook Court, La Jolla, CA 92037 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: Oct. 29, 2010. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on JAN. 10, 2011 Lucy C. Lin, President LJ676 Jan. 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 2011


FROM HOMES, B1 now I’m actually invited in the door.” Each home on the tour has its own distinctive style and charm reflecting the uniqueness of the Bird Rock neighborhood. Event co-chairs are Celeste Trudeau and Michelle Fulks. Trudeau noted the home tour is a win-win for all involved. She said: “You get to tour some beautiful homes and you know that 100 percent of the money is all going back to the school.”

Trudeau said event chairs generally select homes for the tour with an eye always toward providing the greatest variety. “We don’t reveal the location of homes until the day of the tour,” she said. “People pick up their tickets at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (5627 La Jolla Blvd.) and they get a pamphlet that includes a description of the home, the address, and also a map. People are encouraged to walk or bike to the tour. Bird Rock is very friendly in that manner.” Lead tour sponsor for the third year, along


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with Tony Parker General Builders, is Tim Golba of Golba Architecture. A past La Jolla Community Planning Association president and current city planning commissioner, Golba said he’s proud to be associated with the event. “This is just an absolutely wonderful grassroots program for promoting good architectural design and just getting the community out together,” Golba said. “We love being sponsors and have been since the inception. It’s such a wonderful benefit going directly to such a great cause

(education). We hope to continue to support it for many more years to come.” Other home tour sponsors are Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, La Jolla Realtor Linda Daniels with Willis Allen, Wells Fargo, Witt Lincoln Mercury, Gamboa Gardening, Lele’s Cleaners, Bodywear Boutique and the Santman Family. Photography is not allowed on the tour. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for BRCC members and can be picked from now until tour day at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd.

Free ‘Summit’ to aid those with Parkinson’s Residents affected by Parkinson’s disease (an estimated 1.5 million Americans) will learn about the latest advances in medical research, exercise, and other ways to live well at the Davis Phinney Foundation’s “Victory Summit” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad. The event is free to the public. In addition, physical therapists, occupational therapists, personal trainers and students can attend a Parkinson’s-focused Continuing Education Unit (CEU) course Feb. 3-4 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa.

The Victory Summit is presented by the foundation in collaboration with the Parkinson’s Disease Association of San Diego and the Orange County Chapter of the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Several national and local experts will be speaking at the event, including leadership from Scripps Clinic, Hoag Hospital, UCSD and Mark Morris Dance in Pasadena. Content will include: - Living Well with Parkinson’s: Research to Practice - Exercising for the Rest of Your Life - Panel discussions on deep brain stimulation therapy, clinical trials, exer-

cise, and tools for caregivers - “Moments of Victory” talk with Davis Phinney, cycling legend and Parkinson’s advocate Participants also will receive complimentary enrollment in the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Every Victory Counts™ self-care management program (, which connects people with Parkinson’s to a wealth of educational materials. Registration Summit: or (877) 274-7673 CEU session: or (910) 400-5093


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LA JOLLA HOMES BUILDING PERMITS Here’s a list of applications for building permits submitted to the city’s Development Services Department from Jan. 17-21: ■ 101 Coast Blvd., Repair exterior staircase and landing, $100,000 ■ 5755 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., Remodel residence and addition at front and rear to connect guest house to main residence, no valuation listed

REAL ESTATE TRENDS Coldwell Banker’s June Kubli earns Seniors designation June Kubli, a broker-associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s La Jolla office,completed a two-day course to earn her Senior Real Estate (SRES) designation, which is designed to understand and appreciate the over-55 client. As a SRES broker-agent, Kubli is now better qualified to assist clients in making the best home decision for them on such issues as June whetherto sell and move into a smaller unit Kubli orto apply for areverse mortgage in order to stay in one’s current home.

Willis Allen’s Susan Walsh earns Seniors Real Estate designation Susan Nystrom Walsh, a broker associate with Willis Allen Real Estate in La Jolla, has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors. She was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older. After successfully assisting several “Baby Boomer” Susan clients in the downsizing process and finding Walsh their replacement home, Walsh decided to specialize in working with clients over 55. Over the last year, she gave a class “Downsizing to Freedom” at local libraries.

Prudential’s James Holland earns Buyer’s Rep designation James Holland of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office recently earned the National Association of Realtors’ Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation. To successfully earn the designation, Holland completed an extensive series of courses pertaining to agency, service delivery, marketing, negotiation and risk management. With a background that includes time spent working as an engineer, Holland is uniquely qualified to address the specific concerns that affect buyers. He also holds the James Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Holland designation, the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation, the HUD Home Foreclosure Specialist designation and the Risk Management by Design designation.





1651 Calle Leticia 5749 Caminito Empresa 5410 La Jolla Blvd.A109 3290 Via Marin #59 312 Bonair St. 3161 Via Alicante.#136 7755 Ivanhoe Ave. 7324 Remley Pl. 1729 Calle De Primra 5832 Caminito Cardelina 8840 Villa La Jolla Dr.#205 365 Westbourne St. 388 Bonair St. 3318 Via Alicante 6404 Avenida Manana 1086 Skylark Dr. 6062 Soledad Mountain Rd. 8687 Glenwick Lane 3161 Via Alicante #134 8460 Whale Watch Way 7919 Avenida Kirjah 5550 Caminito Genio 7811 Eads Ave.#203 2382 Via Capri Ct. 6559 Caminito Blythefield 5628 Waverly Ave. SOURCE: DATAQUICK

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HOME OF THE WEEK ■ 6545 Muirlands Drive ■ 3 BRM / 3.5 BA ■ $2,970,000


his Olde Muirlands estate sits on a 0.38-acre, ocean-view site with mature grounds, including a lovely backyard with pool and spa, private courtyard and a patio entry with a water feature and pathway. The original residence was constructed in 1957. The current residence, with its L-shaped floor plan, was updated in the 1990s and has a light and bright kitchen with a fireplace, formal dining room, a den, an ocean-view master suite with a balcony that has steps down to the backyard and pool and spa. The lower level has a family room with fireplace and bedroom suite. Numerous French doors open to the courtyard, patio and deck area off living room, which also has a fireplace, and master bedroom.

Karen Rockwell (858) 361-2441 ■ Ed Mracek (858) 382-6006


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Did you know that... Feb. 1 is National Freedom Day & Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day ■ Opera Gala • Benefits San Diego Opera • Honors Esther Burnham • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 U.S. Grant Hotel • 7 p.m. Turandot Civic Theatre • 10 p.m. Dinner/Dancing Grant Hotel • $1,250 • (619) 232-7636 ■ 9th Dos Aguilas/ Two Eagles Gala • Benefits San Diego Natural History Museum • Feb. 5 • Moveable feast, music, dancing • Balboa Park • (619) 255-0182 • ■ Champagne on Ice • Benefits Resident Assistance Fund, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities • Feb. 5 • Del Mar Fairgrounds • Dinner, auctions, dancing, show on ice with seven skaters, dessert bar • $300 • (760) 632-0081 ■ Salute to Champions • 5 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner program • Feb. 15 • Town & Country Mission Valley • $250 • (619) 699-2310 • ■ 15th Annual Banquet • Benefits Chinese Historical Museum

■ Nordstrom Spring Collection Show • Benefits The New Children’s Museum • 6 p.m. Feb. 23 • Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, runway show, boutique shopping, dessert • Landmark Aviation, 2904 Pacific Hwy. • $150, $300 VIP • (619) 233-8792, ext. 129 • ■ 46th Annual Women of Dedication • Benefits The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary • 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24: boutiques, silent auction • Noon: lunch and presentation • Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina • 1380 Harbor Island Drive • $95 • (619) 446-0273 • ■ Walk for Wishes • Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation • 1 mile through SeaWorld • 4 miles around Mission Bay • Feb. 26 • ■ Yoga for Hope • Benefits City of Hope, Cancer Research • Yoga experts lead classes • 8-11:30 a.m. March 5 • Hilton San Diego Bayfront Park • $30-$40 • ■ OH! Zone • Benefits Reuben H. Fleet Science Center • 6 p.m. March 12 • 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park • Cocktail dinner, dancing, casino, live science demos • $200 • (619) 238-1233 • ■ 6th annual Sounds of Hope for Children • Benefits Rady Hospital Autism Discovery Institute • Food, drinks, entertainment Dean-O-holics, live auction • March 25

• Prado in Balboa Park • $175 • (858) 461-0104 • ■ Caribbean Nights • Benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital • 6 p.m. March 25 • Harbor House, Seaport Village • Cocktails, dinner, live/silent auctions, music, dancing • $200 • ■ Kyoto Prize Gala • April 4 • Hilton Bayfront Hotel • Tickets (619) 794-8272 ■ 3rd Annual Rhythm & Vine • Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs • Wine, brews, food, music, auction items • April 9 • Westfield Mall, Escondido • (858) 866-0591, ext. 203 • ■ Say You Will Auction • Benefits Bishop’s School scholarships • April 17 • 7607 La Jolla Blvd. • Rock legend Foreigner to perform! • (858) 459-6161 • ■ Bring It! Rock On for Stem Cell Research • Benefits Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute • 6-9 p.m. April 21 • Activity Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds • Drinks, food, game show • $275 • (858) 795-5239 • ■ Surfrider Art Gala • Benefits marine conservation programs • 6-10 p.m. May 19 • Powerhouse Community Center, Del Mar • Dinner, drinks, art auction, entertainment • $75 • ■ Heart Beach Ball • Benefits American Heart Association • 5-10 p.m. June 11 • Hotel Del Coronado • (858) 410-3836



$375,000 2BR/2BA

7224 Shoreline Dr #177 Ruth Mills

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sat 12:00-3:00 858-459-9109

$579,000 2BR/2BA

5435 1/2 La Jolla Blvd Ruth Mills

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sun 12:00-2:00 858-459-9109

$599,000 1BR/1BA

7342 Eads Natasha Alexander

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-336-9051

$635,000 1BR/1BA

8005 Ocean Lane Ozstar DeJourday

La Jolla Coldwell Banker

$649,000 2BR/2BA

5366 La Jolla Blvd #307C Doris"Day" Dirks

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

$850,000-$900,000* 2BR/2.5BA

5534 La Jolla Hermosa Katy LaPay

La Jolla Sat/Sun 11:00-3:00 Gallery Properties 858-232-7456

$935,000 2BR/3BA

9677 Claiborne Square Jasmine Wilson

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

$1,100,000 3BR/2BA

7156 Country Club Drive Kathleen Bailey

La Jolla Pacific Sothebys

Sat/Sun 1:00-4:00 619-838-3358

$1,149,000 4BR/3BA

2562 Caminito La Paz Keith Hughes

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-344-5347

$1,150,000 3BR/3BA

1385 Caminito Floreo G. Belden/G. Sinegal

La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00-4:00 Prudential CA Realty 858-752-1000

$1,195,000 2BR/2BA

5623 Taft Ave The Reed Team

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

$1,250,000 3BR/3BA

7485 Caminito Rialto Tom Zokaei

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sun 12:00-4:00 858-842-7814

$1,250,000 3BR/3BA

7337 Draper Avenue Louis Beacham

La Jolla Glencourt Properties

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-245-3105

$1,295,000 4BR/3BA

7301 Rue Michael Irene Chandler

La Jolla Coldwell Banker

$1,395,000 4BR/3BA

553 Bonair Place Jasmine Wilson

La Jolla Thu 11-4/Sat 12-4 Prudential CA Realty 858-204-6885

$1,399,000 5BR/3BA

753-755 Genter Charlotte Weber

La Jolla Coldwell Banker

$1,400,000-$1,600,876* 3BR/2.5BA

376 Bonair Street David Schroedl

La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00-4:00 Prudential CA Realty 858-459-0202

$1,485,000 3BR/2BA

615 Bonair Place Boni Buscemi

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-382-4101

$1,520,000 4BR/3.5BA

5788 La Jolla Corona Drive Eugenia Garcia

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-269-4979

$1,550,000 3BR/2BA

2302 Avenida de la Playa Eric Eaton

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-349-7566

$1,585,000 3BR/2.5BA

7457 Draper Avenue Kate Hamidi

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-722-2666

$1,750,000-$1,995,000* 3BR/2.5BA

309 Colima Court The Daniels Group

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-344-2230

$1,900,000 5BR/3.5BA

6291 La Jolla Scenic Dr. S. The Daniels Group

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-344-2230

$2,595,000 5BR/4.5BA

6901 Paseo Laredo Carol Hernstad

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-775-4473

$2,650,000 3BR/4BA

2002 Olite Court David Mora

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sat 12:00-3:00 619-994-2438

$2,950,000 3BR/2.5BA

1908 Hypatia Way Brant Westfall

La Jolla Sat/Sun 10:00-1:00 Prudential CA Realty 858-922-8610

$3,700,000 5BR/6BA

1626 Clemson Circle David Mora

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

$3,950,000 6BR/5.5BA

7055 Vista del Mar Sue Nystrom Walsh

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-864-4116

$3,995,000 6BR/5.5BA

5817 Bucknell Avenue S. Corrigan & P. Cohen

La Jolla Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-229-8120

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SOARING VIEWS Forever views from Mt. Soledad to La Jolla Shores and the ocean beyond are yours from most rooms of this substantially renovated single level 4BR plus study/3.5 BA home in the Prestwick Estates area. Features include wide plank cherry wood and travertine flooring and a 79 ft. exercise pool. $5,890,000


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SENSATIONAL VIEWS AND AMENITIES We invite you to visit this sophisticated and elegant formal 5BR/6.5BA home of 5,319 square feet. You will delight in the panoramic view, leaded glass French doors, marble and maple flooring, 4 fireplaces, walls of glass, a salt water pool, spa, and an outdoor living room. $3,700,000

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Enjoy magnificent views of La Jolla’s North Shore from most rooms of this newly remodeled spacious 4BR/3.5BA home. Beautifully designed living spaces include a gracious dining room with adjacent view deck, a fabulous kitchen, three inviting patios and a charming gazebo. $2,995,000

Located in the most desirable section of La Jolla Shores within walking distance to the ocean and completely rebuilt in 2003, this elegant 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features walnut flooring, French doors, 2 fireplaces, a 3rd floor panoramic view deck with spa, and a fabulous kitchen. $2,950,000

This 3,440 square foot custom home with its sprawling gardens and pool is a delight to behold! Beautifully remodeled inside and out with the finest of finishes, the great room features 18 foot ceilings while the lushly landscaped rear yard provides the ultimate in outside living. $2,650,000

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Situated on nearly a half acre private site in Muirlands West, this two story home blends the best of east coast traditional and California living. Special features include a newly remodeled kitchen, built in bookcases and niches for art, a lovely pool, spa, sport court, and view terrace. $2,595,000

Come see this warm and inviting 4BR/3.5BA split level ocean view home in the Muirlands - beautifully fitted with many fine features including Brazilian cherry flooring, a marble fireplace and a large deck for entertaining guests or relaxing with the view. $1,520,000

Beautifully located Plan “C” in El Dorado in a park like setting with mature trees, this single level 3BR home has cathedral ceilings, tile flooring, 2 wonderful patios, and a 2-car garage with ample storage. Enjoy all of the amenities of El Dorado and the La Alta Master Council. $629,000

7780 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA

California Realty

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