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Cardiologist touts ‘whole-person’ healing, A4

Scorecard: A look back at 2011 civic projects, A8

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New art exhibit offers world-class views, B14

Vol. 100 Issue 1 • January 5, 2012

Group plans coastal homeless shelter in Pacific Beach By Pat Sherman A nonprofit organization that serves hot meals to the homeless in La Jolla and Ocean Beach is hoping to expand its outreach by opening a comprehensive, emergency and long-term homeless shelter in Pacific Beach. The shelter would offer three meals a day, plus showers, a place to receive mail and access to medical care, computers and programs that help the homeless gain life skills, enter drug and alcohol recovery programs and find jobs. For the past tresha Souza pours several years, cider at a holiday the nonprofit dinner for homeless at organization, mary, Star of the Sea So Others May church in La Jolla. Eat, Inc., has served free dinners to the homeless on Tuesdays at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla and at Sacred Heart Church of Ocean Beach. The group’s founder, Tresha Souza, said she saw the growing need for a shelter serving San Diego’s beach communities, from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. Ryan Pocock, associate director for community development at Father Joe’s Villages in downtown San Diego’s East Village, said homeless people in the beach communities tend to stay there, unless they are seeking specific medical or other services downtown. Souza said she believes homeless people in coastal areas tend to feel safer there than in downtown, where they are more vulnerable to violent attacks. “I don’t believe in my heart of hearts people want to live on the beach,” she said. Souza is currently working with a team to explore fundraising strategies to purchase a building at 4275 Mission Bay Drive in Pacific Beach for the shelter. The 2.89acre, 43,000-square-foot facility once housed Guy Hill Cadillac. Souza said the location is ideal because it is not in a residential area, and is convenient See SheLter, a7

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Philomene Offen at the 2009 debut of the Bird rock history museum inside Bird rock coffee roasters at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. her storyboards will be replaced by the works of area artists. By Dave SchwaB ird Rock History Museum, formerly housed at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, is looking for a new home. “It was great having the exhibit here but it was just time for a change,” said Chuck Patton, owner of the coffee shop about the museum’s two-year debut at his establishment. Patton plans to replace the Bird Rock memorabilia with revolving works by area artists. He said hosting the museum was “really fun,” and it helped locals reconnect with the history of Bird Rock. “People would come in who used to live here in the 1950s or ’60s, and look at the boards and comment on the places where they grew up or played,” he said. The makeshift Bird Rock History Museum began as a storyboards project by resident Philomene Offen, who volunteered to chronicle the town’s story for the 2009 Taste of Bird Rock event. Offen said she never imagined that one-time effort would culminate in hundreds of hours of ongoing research and a full-blown exhibit. But Offen is now at a crossroads. Should she search for new exhibit space for her storyboards? Or should she turn them into a scrapbook and

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Paddle Out set for late surfer Ted Smith

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A paddle out for Theodore Kenneth Smith will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at WindanSea Beach. Smith, 52, considered by many a WindanSea surfing legend, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31 from drowning after he had an apparent heart attack while surfing. Smith had previously worked as a Realtor with Team De Jourday at Coldwell Banker La Jolla, and had been employed with the Hyatt Aventine at the time of his death. “It happened around 11 a.m.,” said Ozstar De Jourday, a lifelong friend and surf companion. De Jourday said Smith was surfing

with three other people, two adolescents and another man in his 60s, at the time of the incident. He said a friend in the lineup had waved Smith ahead and wished him a happy New Year while he was heading into a wave. A short time later, a member of the group noticed Smith “swimming irregularly with his head down in the water, which didn’t look right.” “It’s unfortunate, he was known by a lot of lifeguards,” commented Andy Lerum, San Diego Lifeguard spokesman. De Jourday said of Smith, whom he has surfed with since they were 9

and 11 years old, respectively, “he used to have the longest, shoulderlength white hair — it was just the ultimate surf look with real blue eyes.” De Jourday added, “The way he went out with a lot of love, doing it right there at WindanSea. … I don’t think you could write a better script.” A makeshift memorial has been set up in Smith’s honor at WindanSea Beach. Smith died in the emergency room at Scripps La Jolla Hospital at 1:50 p.m., according to the Medical Examiner.

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Doctor earns award for her work in whole-person healing By Arthur LightBourn Last month in New York City, cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, 52, was awarded the 2011 Bravewell Physician Leadership Award for contributions toward transforming the U.S. health care system through the use of integrative medicine. The founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla said she’ll use the $100,000 award to support education and research for integrative medicine through a foundation she’s formed called Miraglo. But parallel to her professional achievements is the personal transformation Dr. Guarneri experienced, from a self-described Type A, stressed-out, overachiever who “was trained to see the heart as a simple mechanical pump,” to a physician whose patients taught her to appreciate the heart as a center of great complexity and power that deserves the best of nurturing. She tells the story of the path to her present position in her book, “The Healing

Heart,” where she writes about the defining moments of her life. “On an evening when I was 8 years old, my vivacious 40-year-old mother told me she had a pain in her chest, then got into bed and died of a heart attack.” “Mimi” was alone with her mother at the time. “Part of the reason I became a heart doctor was to overcome the powerlessness I felt.” To compound the hurt, a decade later, her father, a life insurance salesman by day and poet/comedian by night, also died of a heart attack at 50 — and Mimi was 17. Another defining moment, though she didn’t realize it at the time, came while interning at Cornell after graduating from medical school at the top of her class and thinking she was hot stuff. She encountered an elderly doctor who refused to be hurried as she and a flock of other interns followed him around while he chatted, joked, and patiently listened to patients and their longwinded anecdotes. She recalls glancing at her

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professor removed his glasses, peered solemnly at the interns and delivered this bit of advice: “If you let patients

speak and tell you their stories, and you really listen, they’ll give you their diagnosis. But if you keep interrupting them and they don’t get to tell it, you’ll keep ordering tests and lab work and you’ll miss the answer that’s right in front of you.” Initially, as a physician in Scripps Clinic’s interventional cardiology program during the mid-1990s, Dr. Guarneri inserted thousands of coronary stents into heart patients. “My job as a cardiologist was to sit in my office and wait for someone to have a heart attack, then rush in and try to save him. I spent my days propping open their arteries with metal sleeves called stents, without considering why they had closed in the first place. “I think it’s great work, sometimes life-saving work, but, at the same time, it does nothing to prevent heart disease. It’s a mechanical fix for a problem that’s already there, but it does nothing to get to the underlying cause. “We started to do research here with Dr. Dean Ornish,

where we looked at whether lifestyle change could actually reverse plaque in vessels, reverse heart disease.” The research revealed that people with severe coronary heart disease were able to stop or reverse it without the use of drugs or surgery by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. The interventions used included stress management through yoga and meditation, a low-fat diet, smoking cessation, moderate exercise and social support. “When we were coming to the end of the research, the nurse of the program, Rauni King, and I saw such an impact on the patients that we thought, ‘How can we let a program like this go?’ ” As a result, Guarneri and King co-founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in 1999. The center takes a “whole person” approach to treating disease and improving health by blending conventional Western medicine using the latest imaging technology for early disease detection,

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— heart disease, diabetes, asthma, some cancers, hypertension, stroke and obesity. “These are all preventable,” she insists. “Yet what we keep doing in health care is we play this game where we say: ‘Name it. Blame it. Tame it.’ “In the last year, we have spent $308 billion on pharmaceutical therapies. We are consuming 48 percent of all the pharmaceuticals made for the entire world in North America. And we spent $14.6 billion on anti-psychotic drugs, $10 billion on anti-depressants, $13 billion on statins [to lower cholesterol], and $13 billion on proton-pump inhibitors [to reduce gastric acid]. “What this tells me is that the United States of America is psychotic, depressed with high cholesterol, and has acid. That’s the reality. And we can’t keep going like this. “The planet is getting sicker and people are getting sicker. And we need to look at both

On the web ■ Watch a video of Dr. Mimi Guarneri discussing integrative care at http://bit.ly/ guarnerivideo of those. They’re so connected. We’re all connected. And to me now, prevention is the best intervention. “We can’t keep pumping the food filled with partially hydrogenated fats and oils, high fructose corn syrup, and sugar and salt in everything, and expect people to get well. “We have also to take responsibility. Just like you put your safety belt on, you have to take responsibility for what you eat, to exercise, to take care of the planet, and so on.” Personally, Dr. Mimi said she’s been a vegetarian since 1996. She exercises, meditates, works in her garden, and walks her dog. “The good news is,” she said. “Integrative medicine is emerging nationwide as a vital force within hospitals, clinics and even the military.”

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FROM MUSEUM, A1 donate it somewhere? Regardless of where the Museum may or may not be in the future, Offen intends to continue compiling historical photos and personal accounts of life in the La Jolla neighborhood. One of her recent “finds” was a whimsical account of growing up in Bird Rock after World War II that she received from Harry Marriner, who now lives on a dairy farm near Bogota, Columbia. As a small boy in Bird Rock in the 1940s, Marriner’s tale is of the same place in a

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passion shortly after arriving at my new home at 528 Colima St. with my parents in late 1945 … Gunnery Point was still in operation at the foot of Colima Street and the anti-aircraft guns and the 5-foot guns from ships offshore scared me …” Marriner recounts in his manuscript titled, “A Few Distant Memories of Growing Up in La Jolla.” “I was about 12 when I began skin diving … through practice, my diving skills improved until I could get two abalones on one dive, spear edible Cabezone and Calico Bass, grab lobsters, and have enough to feed my parents and my sister.” Marriner recalls how the early days of surfing in La Jolla began for him with a 10-foot, 6-inch Hot Curl de-

sign surfboard. He also remembers creating skateboards by “nailing roller-skate wheels to a 2 by 4 board.” He and friends graduated to Soap Box Derby cars, then plywood go-carts powered by lawn mower engines without mufflers that he said, “irritated the heck out of neighbors who would call the police.” “Life was safer in those days when we always left the front door open during the summer and didn’t worry about thieves … the ice man, the mailman, the milkman, the egg man and the paperboy were important people for my family since they always passed along the latest neighborhood gossip and kept my mother informed of what was going on in La Jolla and the rest of the world.” Graduated from San Diego State College in 1965 and married shortly afterwards, Marriner joined the Coast Guard for a tour and never lived in La Jolla again — though he never fails to look back. “My heart’s still there and I frequently think about summer nights with my window open listening to the sound of beach rocks rolling, being pushed to and fro by summer storm waves,” he said.

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Michael Francis Hall, pictured in this 1922 photo, is known as the father of Bird Rock. This image is part of the Bird Rock History Museum collection. COURTESY Noting Marriner’s manuscript “provides a richly-detailed trip back in time to a fairly idyllic Bird Rock of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s,” historian Offen noted many of the photos he provided to her for reuse in the Bird Rock History Museum “have never been published before.” She said his rare account and pictures are exactly the type of materials she’s always seeking. “I had not been able to track down any real information about Bird Rock businesses in the 1950s and 1960s, but Harry has amazing recall of them,” she said. “I think this project is truly a gift to Bird Rock and

I’m very grateful to him that he took the time to do it.” She added that the people who remember Bird Rock in the 1940s are aging and passing on and “it would be a shame if all of this information were lost.” “I had always hoped that if my Bird Rock History Museum did nothing else, it could be a central point for the ongoing collection of information and photos about our unique neighborhood,” Offen said adding she’s generally collecting photos one at a time these days and “never anticipated getting the gold mine that is Harry’s memoir.”

Milestones in Bird Rock History 1906: Developer Michael Francis Hall deeds “Bird Rock-by-the-Sea.” Sales are poor. December 1917: First war time sinking of a U.S. submarine occurs off Bird Rock when two F-series submarines collide in the fog on a training mission, sinking one of them within 10 seconds and killing all 19 aboard. The submarine is still there. 1921: The whitewashed rocks on the hillside spelling “Bird Rock” are first seen in an aerial photo. Rearranging the rocks will be a favorite teenage prank for decades to come. 1920s: The area is still largely populated by Japanese truck farmers. Lots on the east side of La Jolla Boulevard go for $550 (corner lot) and $450 (inside lot). Developer tries to sell lots based on the lively presence of some 200 seals in local waters. July 4, 1924: Trolley service begins from downtown San Diego to downtown La Jolla, with a stop in Bird Rock. Service ends in 1940. Late 1940s: Real estate sales in Bird Rock finally take off after a lackluster 40 years. Bird Rock’s trademark little box houses spring up by the dozens. September 1952: Responding to the population boom, Bird Rock Elementary School opens. Early 1960s: The Bird Rock rock sign disappears from view in the overgrowth, not to be seen again.


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Teachers to staff next kindergarten roundup La Jolla United Methodist Church Nursery School will host a Kindergarten Readiness program for parents at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Fellowship Hall, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. This free event will feature representatives from 10 local public and private schools with information about their programs. The educators discuss what skills children need, what parents can do to help ready children, and what to expect in the kindergarten year. For more information call (858) 454-1418.

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said her license to operate the centers should be approved in about a month. “All the money, less salaries, goes straight back into the organization,” she said of the recycling centers. “That will be a big supporter of the shelter and the organization.” Though the shelter’s mission is still being worked out, Souza also envisions a possible job sharing program, in which those utilizing the shelter will help local businesses with small projects in exchange for the backing of merchants.

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“It’s very possible that it could be a good thing,” Souza said. “People just need to be open to it.” Amy Gonyeau, chief operating officer of the Alpha Project for the homeless, which runs a permanent supportive housing program, residential treatment facility and winter shelter, said that from a countywide perspective, homeless advocates are working to establish such “one-stop” housing and service centers for the homeless beyond the core of San Diego, where other homeless populations

can access them. “The City Council has been very vocal about that,” Gonyeau said. Pocock said Father Joe’s looks forward to hearing more about Souza’s plans. “Everyone on the housing service end needs to start working together,” he said. “We need to come up with solutions so that we don’t have so many people on the street.” People wishing to donate their time or professional expertise to the effort should contact Tresha Souza at (858) 414-8281.

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Scorecard: A look at how community projects fared in 2011 By Dave SchwaB daves@lajollalight.com Here’s a peek at how those profiled in 2010’s Voices for La Jolla fared with their endeavors in 2011. n Phil Coller, co-owner of Everett Stunz and president of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA), helped the new business group hit the ground running. “We made a lot of progress,” said Coller of efforts that included creating committees, establishing a budget, and devising a 5-year strategic plan. “Persuading the community we were an open organization that would conduct our business in full view,” was an obstacle to overcome. LJVMA, he added, believes the key to the business community’s future lies in restoring its past. “A high priority is to get back to a village feel,” he said noting La Jolla has gone through renewal many times in its 100-plus year history. “We’re on the verge of the latest one, to revive La Jolla and make it a modern version of what it used to be, which was a village.” Future LJVMA challenges include beautifying the Village, finding just the right number and kind of events to host, and figuring how best to draw customers in the evening hours. n Scientist John May, chair of the finance committee of the La Jolla Cluster Association, characterized the district’s financial situation as “a mess.” May and others are still trying to figure out how to plan for uncertainty, given the state legislature’s consistent underfunding of education. “We have these boom-and-bust cycles, and right now it’s a very down cycle,” he said noting all the district can do in responding to state funding shortfalls is cut even deeper into San Diego Unified School District’s operating budget.

“We’re way past cutting fat and into muscle and bone — there’s no fluff,” he acknowledged, adding, “What really worries me is the long-term effects of this kind of budgeting.” May believes in changing the mechanism by which education is funded statewide so that it’s “not such a roller coaster ride.” “What the kids really need is a long-term plan in California: We don’t have that,” he said. n The “jury’s still out,” said Terry Underwood, general manager of Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla and board member on San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau, about the effectiveness of how the Bureau spent the 10 percent of funds allocated to it by the Tourism Marketing District (about $2.5 million) in 2011. “It’s a case of half of my marketing works — I just don’t know which half,” he quipped. “I think we all had a better year than 2010,” noting long-term results are difficult to gauge as success depends on public relations and marketing efforts. In August 2010, the tourism organization serving North County turned over marketing duties to the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau to consolidate promotion of local hotels and attractions. Underwood said San Diego North’s board focused on restructuring and reutilizing TMD funds to “impact tourism within our sub-region.” Underwood noted North is tapping the San Diego Convention and Visitor Bureau’s resources to help use those funds. n Buzz Woolley, venture capitalist and founding member of the La Jolla Community

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include artists, accountants, doctors, ER nurses and lawyers. n Progress was made on long-range plans to make Torrey Pines Road (TPR) safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, noted Sherry Nooravi who lives in the TPR corridor gateway from I-5 and has led the campaign for improvements there. But she believes more can — and should – be done to make the corridor safer for pedestrians in the near term. “It is no safer for pedestrians today than it was at the beginning of 2011,” she cautioned, noting in July, La Jolla Community Planning Association Trustees voted to add V-calms, narrow lanes, trim vegetation, improve the safety of debris fences in the corridor, as well as to start work on Segment 4. Segment 4 stretches from Little Street to La Jolla Shores Drive — the entrance to the Village and the longest segment — which will be done first in the estimated $26 million Torrey Pines Corridor Improvement Project. “Residents for Torrey Pines Safety would like to see action on the approved motions, small changes that can help with safety, be started immediately and kick off the project,” Nooravi concluded. n Last year, English teacher Susan Minnicks was busy empowering Muirlands Middle School students to make a difference via an after-school Social Action Club. She said members’ efforts to identify groups worthy of their support, then raise funds or items for them, has borne fruit. “So far we’ve collected and wrapped almost 1,000 gift bath kits for Rachel’s Women’s Shelter downtown,” Minnicks said. “We raised $1,066 for UNICEF at Halloween, and we’ve started a small fund for a girls’ school in Afghanistan. Most recently we collected some art supplies and small puzzles that will be taken to a school in Myanmar.”

Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life by providing leadership for effective philanthropy, praised the Foundation’s efforts in 2011. Woolley spearheaded the Foundation’s latest endeavor, a series of signs along the coastline highlighting the local environment. “This year, in cooperation with the Birch Aquarium, we installed two prototypes,” he said. “One is located on the railing above steps to the beach at the very south end of Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the other at The Birch.” In 2012, Woolley said the Foundation hopes to install a dozen or so more signs along the coast in La Jolla. “We are confident that the La Jolla Foundation can raise the money,” he said. “We are awaiting approval of the idea from local citizen groups and the City of San Diego.” n The task of organizing the annual Jewel Ball, the biggest fundraiser of the year for Las Patronas, a philanthropic group with a long history of grant giving, fell to its immediate past president Sallie Warren. She said the group held its own in 2011, raising slightly more than $600,000. “Our stalwart supporters are still here for us,” Warren said, pointing out San Diego is fortunate to be a dynamic town with vibrant biotech, medical care, and university communities. Though donations were down slightly, Warren noted, membership in Las Patronas is up by two over the traditional 50. The group’s motto is “50 women making a difference.” “It’s an amazing symphony of players, everybody has their talents,” she said. Members

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Scripps researcher calls for better care of the deep blue sea By Chris Palmer The deep ocean is under attack by climatic and economic forces, and without proper stewardship, this important resource could be irreversibly damaged, warned Scripps Institution of Oceanography Distinguished Professor Lisa A. Levin. She delivered the message recently to a capacity audience at a Jeffrey B. Graham ‘Perspectives on Ocean Science’ lecture hosted by the Birch Aquarium. Levin’s talk, “A New Imperative for DeepOcean Stewardship,” detailed the ways in which changes in ocean temperature and chemistry, as well as growing economic opportunities, are placing new pressures on deep-ocean ecosystems. Levin has conducted research of deepocean ecosystems on the margins of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans in more than 30 oceanographic expeditions over the past 3 decades using ships, submersibles and remotely operated vehicles to collect samples and conduct experiments. “The deep ocean covers over half of the planet but most of it is less well known than the surface of the moon,” she said. In addition to the enormous biodiversity it hosts, the deep ocean provides numerous benefits to humans and the planet as a whole. It is the source of many biological products utilized in industry and medicine. The sea floor is the habitat of bacteria and other microorganisms that are the basis of most marine food chains. The sea floor also performs the vital service of sequestering excess carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere.

Up next On Monday, Jan. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Birch Aquarium, marine conservationist Octavio Aburto-Oropeza will discuss the restoration of a marine ecosystem near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula over the 10 years since it became a protected national park. The lecture is free to members, $8 to the public, and $5 to students/educators. RSVP requested: (858) 534-5771.

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Currently, said Levin, human activity is threatening the deep ocean on a variety of fronts. Climate change will likely increase the amount of carbon dioxide and methane gas in the ocean, leading to ocean acidification and deoxygenation. The result will be a loss of deep-water corals and disruption of all marine ecosystems. Over the past 40 years, humans have greatly expanded the range of depths in which they fish. This practice is unsustainable due to the low reproductive rates and

slow growth of the large fish at those depths. Humans have also increasingly been engaged in bottom trawling, which, according to Levin “leaves a barren wasteland and flat surfaces in its wake.” Equally damaging in its impact is the mining of the ocean floor, which is starting to occur near the coastal regions of some developing countries. Operations in Namibia and Papua New Guinea will essentially vacuum the ocean floor for scraps of mineral resources, in a process that Levin compared to strip mining.

“There is a need for improved and coordinated stewardship of deep waters,” she said, pointing to the confusion created by the enormous diversity in the regulation of a wide variety of activities, such as fishing and mining, in the deep ocean amongst the more than 120 countries that claim coastal jurisdiction. Even when regulations are clearly stated, “Enforcement in the deep sea is a major challenge due to lack of resources, though remote sensing technology is starting to help,” said Levin. Levin ended her lecture with a quote by New York Times writer Verlyn Klinkenborg. “It is not how many species we discover. It is how to protect them once we found them, and how to keep from destroying the species we do not know before we have a chance to find them.”

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Expanded marine protection areas irk some fishermen By Dave SchwaB daves@lajollalight.com Fishermen and other ocean users unconvinced of the need for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) further restricting fishing in La Jolla and elsewhere along the San Diego coast are decrying changes that took effect Jan. 1. MPAs required by the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act and adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission in December 2010 expand the size of the marine reserve at south La Jolla by two city blocks — 7 square-miles of protection in total — which now stretches from Palomar Avenue to Missouri Street in Pacific Beach, as well as retaining the historic MPA at La Jolla Shores stretching to the Scripps Pier. “Our fisheries are very healthy and our current regulations are working very well to protect our great local resources,” said La Jolla financial adviser and kayak fisherman Kurt Hoffman, whose landing of a near-record 52.1-pound yellowtail caught off La Jolla on Dec. 10, he claims, is testimony that the state is trying to fix something that isn’t broke. “A yellowtail over 50 pounds is considered a once-in-a-lifetime

milestone,” noted Hoffman, who fears expanding MPAs in La Jolla will have negative consequences for fisherman and lobstermen, and will not produce the desired result: fish protection and repopulation of local species. “Closing areas to fishing will do little to benefit the biomass of our highly migratory fish species and cave-based species, such as lobster and abalone,” he said. While acknowledging that “reserves are important,” Hoffman nonetheless argued, “vast closures are not necessary and will lead to serious enforcement issues with the very limited budget of the Fish & Game.” But scientists and environmentalists, who pushed for expanding MPAs and creating new ones, do not share the perspective of Hoffman and others like him. They say regulations nearly doubling the size of no-fishing MPAs along Southern California’s coast, including a large section of La Jolla’s kelp beds, are essential to the sustainability — perhaps even survivability — of local fish species benefiting everyone long-term. “People who have lived in San Diego for more than 50 years and who have been in tune with the

On the Web The Department of Fish and Game has released a mobile-friendly website, dfg.ca.gov/m/MPA, to help fishermen, divers and others navigate the growing number of MPAs along the state’s coastline. It highlights protected areas by county on high-resolution satellite photos that can be magnified with a touch-screen button. It’s designed to work on smart phones, tablets, and other small digital devices.

coastal marine environment have noticed huge changes: the demise of abalone, the decrease in other formerly common species of invertebrates, the increasingly rare or restricted sightings of formerly common fish,” said Isabelle Kay, reserves manager and academic coordinator for UCSD Natural Reserve System. “The trajectory of much of California’s marine life is downward, in spite of attempts at species-by-species management.” While MPAs may not mitigate all of the issues threatening California’s oceans, Kay added, “they have been shown to help restore marine ecosystems on a local scale

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Better Business Bureau lists red flags for a scam-free 2012 “There is no stronger remedy for fraud than an educated consumer who refuses to be conned,” said Sheryl Bilbrey, CEO of San Diego Better Business Bureau. “Rough economic times mean that consumer scams and rip-offs are at an all-time high as unscrupulous individuals and companies will roll-out every trick in the book (to steal your money).” Here are some danger signals for scams: 1) Read the fine print before you sign any agreement, fully understand it and make sure it matches what the salesperson told you. Get any promises in writing. Beware of any offer that sounds too good to be true, because it usually isn’t true. 2) Take time and investigate before you invest. Avoid easy-money schemes. Be wary if you hear “buy now or forever lose your opportunity to profit.” 3) Beware of any job offer, including work-at-home schemes or business

State offers reduction in late traffic ticket fees The California Legislature voted to offer drivers in 58 California counties—including San Diego—50 percent off certain outstanding traffic ticket fees that were due to be paid prior to Jan. 1, 2009. Drivers have until June 30, 2012 to receive the reduced amount on their traffic tickets. Parking tickets, driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless driving cases are not eligible. To be eligible, all of the following must apply: The driver either failed to appear in court or failed to pay in full. The last date the driver made a payment was on or before January 1, 2009. The driver does not owe restitution to a victim on any case in the county where the traffic case was filed. The driver has no outstanding misdemeanor or felony warrants in the county where the traffic case was filed. Other eligibility requirements may vary from county to county. Fees may be paid at local superior court offices. For more information, visit courts.ca.gov/find-my-courthtm.

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“opportunities,” that offer big money for little work and no experience. 4) Prevent identity theft by protecting your personal information, including Social Security and credit-card numbers. Don’t share private information with strangers over the phone or e-mail. 5) Don’t believe the hype about a “guaranteed free prize.” If the sweepstakes promoter demands advance fees to cover shipping or to pre-pay taxes,

or asks you to call a 900 number, then it won’t be free. 6) Beware of “free” trial offers. After signing up for a “free” trial, you could end up with monthly charges that are hard to stop. 7) Avoid upfront fees, especially for advance-fee loans or debt relief to become free of debt (more likely, you’ll end up deeper in debt). 8) Scams have found a comfy home on the Internet, so don’t believe it just because you read it on a website. Obtain a company’s physical address and phone number and verify a business’ reliability with the BBB. 9) Ask questions before giving money to charities. Give, but give wisely. Beware of appeals that bring tears to the eyes but tell you little about how they plan to solve the problem they describe so well. Also, be cautious with sound-alike organizations using names that sound similar to legitimate groups.

Arbor Day Foundation has free trees in January California residents may receive five free crapemyrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2012. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. They will be shipped postpaid between Feb. 1 and April 30. The 6- to 12-inch-tall trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also re-

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CRIME REPORT Dec. 26 • High Avenue (7600 block) vehicle theft, 7 a.m. • Prospect Street (1100 block) vehicle break-in/ theft, 8:45 p.m.

block) battery with serious bodily injury, 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 27 • Cuvier Street/Coast South Boulevard, vehicle theft, 9:30 a.m. • Eads Avenue (7500 block) vehicle break-in/ theft, 9:30 a.m. • Camino Del Oro (8300 block) vehicle theft, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 31 •Rosemont Street (400 block) vehicle break-in/ theft, 1 a.m.

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Dec. 30 • Fay Avenue (7800 block) sex crime, 4:30 a.m.

Jan. 1 • Prospect Street (1200 block) grand theft over $950, 8:25 a.m. • La Jolla Boulevard (6400 block) vandalism, 3 p.m.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS La Jolla’s Sweet Papers on move Local stationery boutique Sweet Paper has relocated to the Village Corner shopping center at the corner of Fay and Kline. “The space was just too perfect to pass up,” said Julie O’Brien, who co-owns the store with her sister Theresa Anderson. “We are lucky to have been very successful in our first year of business, which has enabled us to make this strategic move. We can still offer our customers parking, and we are closer to the heart of the Village, making a visit more convenient for many people. The response so far has been very positive.” In the last year, the girls have taken La Jolla as well as the stationery industry by storm. Their wedding invitation design work has been featured numerous times on industry blogs; and in August they won an award in the Bella Figura Annual Design Contest. “We have been overwhelmed at the industry’s response to Sweet Paper. We are grateful to be able to do what we love, and make people happy in the process,” Theresa said. Locally, Julie and Theresa have developed a strong following of La Jolla women in the know. Sweet Paper is the place to go for stationery, greeting cards and special gifts. Their wedding invitation and custom stationery offerings draw people from all corners

Theresa Anderson and Julie O’Brien of San Diego. The new space will maintain their signature bridal nook, comprised of a cozy bench and well-worn table. “The nook has become so much more than a place for brides,” said Julie. “It is the crux of our philosophy: Come in, get comfy, have a beverage, shop, visit and enjoy yourself!” The sisters have some surprises up their sleeves for 2012; the first among them is Champagne Saturdays. “Free champagne while you shop,” said Theresa. “Who wouldn’t love that?” A strategy, no doubt, designed to lure many a passerby, and all those folks waiting for their Saturday morning table at The Cottage. Sweet Paper can now be found at 7660-A Fay Avenue, and online at www.sweet-paper.com.

Marrokal Design & Remodeling puts its customers first Whether breathing new life into a kitchen or an entire home, people are the number one priority at Marrokal Design & Remodeling. “The best marketing I can do today is how I treat my current clients,” said company president Gary Marrokal, who founded his business in 1981. The company has received numerous awards, including 2010 Remodeler of the Year from Professional Remodeler magazine and the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, which it received three times, most recently in 2011. “Design awards are great, but when someone sends a letter saying that we exceeded their expectations, that to me is the biggest award,” he said. The design-build process at Marrokal Design & Remodeling begins and ends with communication, which is crucial to keep a project on schedule and on budget. Weekly meetings are held to discuss the status of each project, during both the design and construction phases. Marrokal’s recently expanded, 4,100-square foot design center includes a

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Rousing Retreat: Rotarians seek applicants for annual youth leadership conference By Pat Sherman Each year as many as 300 high school juniors from across the county ascend to the quiescent mountain town of Idyllwild to receive a mountain of inspiration and empowerment. During the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference, April 20-22, teens (including 14 from La Jolla) will take part in exercises geared to instill leadership and team-building skills. The weekend includes speakers from leading corporations, as well as the sports and entertainment industry. “I’ve been involved in a lot of corporate leadership type of events in my professional career and I’ve never had anything that’s even remotely close to this in terms of how fun and inspiring it is,” said La Jolla Rotary Club member Cal Mann, a marketing consultant and advisor to Rotary’s student Interact Clubs at La Jolla High School and the Bishop’s School. “There’s a lot of getting kids outside their comfort zone and putting them in circumstances they’re maybe not used to and kind of learning how they react to it,” Mann said. “It’s particularly good for kids who are coming to the end of their junior year. They’re really starting to look squarely at adulthood and get a bit of a vision for their own life.” Mann said he expects anywhere from 35 to 45 La Jolla students to apply, though

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On the Web ■ To learn more about the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference or to apply online, visit rylaconference.com only 14 will be selected to attend the conference. To apply, students must maintain a grade point average of no less than 2.5, fill out an online application, write a leadership essay, and interview with Rotary members. Of the 300 students who attend the conference, 10 are offered a chance to return as seniors, serving as alumni organizers. This year, two students from La Jolla High will be returning to help with the conference. “The alumni group helps organize a lot of the activities and events for the coming year’s conference,” Mann said. “Starting in January, they commit to four or five hours of meeting time per week. It’s a pretty big

commitment, and a pretty select group of kids.” La Jolla High School Senior Nicole Miller will be among that select group. “After the three-day camp I knew I have what it takes to be a leader,” said Nicole, 17. “It was an eye-opening experience. You’re able to sympathize with people and see yourself in a whole new light.” La Jolla Interact Club members — among more than 250,000 worldwide — are involved in community service projects throughout the year. Most recently, La Jolla Interact members helped amass 2,700 pounds of food to be distributed to North County families in need. In November, Interact students, parents and Rotarians spent the day in Tijuana helping build a small home for a family of eight. “They get to see in a firsthand way the real face of poverty,” Mann said. “It helps them understand that other people living close by have real challenges just having food, something that many of them just take for granted.”

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What business, service does La Jolla Village lack? “We could all benefit from an arts film house in the Village.” Marjorie Prescott residenT “Though I believe this to be a perfect community filled with caring and friendly people, I would like to see a movie theater added to the mix.” Betty Meads Piano Teacher

“I have been here for 35 years and honestly I can’t think of a thing — except maybe a President in residence.” Briggs Keiffer residenT

“We need Harry’s to stay open in the evening so people can have eggs and bacon dishes at night. I miss the Denny’s in La Jolla Shores … it was a great place to stop for such fare after a movie … even our Starbucks close early.” Linda Levy residenT

“We could use a good New Yorkstyle deli.” Dan Springer residenT “I would like to see a kitchen goods store come to town for gourmet cooking.” Ingrid Winter residenT

“I’d like to see more food choices, definitely a greater selection of places to dine.” Elizabeth Kendrick cVs Manager

“Value shopping. I’ve been trying to buy a digital watch at a certain price point and can’t find one anywhere in town. I think some of the shops are just too pricey.” Gloria Erlich residenT

“Dare I say I miss IHOP? We need more casual dining with lighter fare, like salads ... accompanied by more parking.” Karen Howard residenT

Graying of America requires seniors stay healthy, employed GUEST OPINION By Paul Downey CEO, Senior Community Centers Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics that give us a snapshot of what America's senior population looks like. And it's a warning for us all. The graying of America is like a tsunami something big is coming our way. The wave of Baby Boomers crashing onto our shores over the next 20 years will challenge us in ways not seen in our history. Couple this with the ongoing state and federal cuts to senior services, and the fact that seniors are struggling to make ends meet, and we have one heck of a storm and subsequent messy aftermath to clean up. By 2035, 1 in 4 Americans will be age 65 or older. But the rapid growth has already begun to occur. According to the Census, the U.S. senior population increased by 15.1 percent, while the population in general only increased by 9.7 percent.

San Diego County also saw a 15 percent increase in the senior population in the last decade. Our region is home to 351,425 residents age 65 and older in 2010, which represents 11.4 percent of the county’s total population, according to the Census Bureau. Today, 1 in 10 residents is age 65 or older. The news doesn’t stop there. The Census report also shows a 48 percent increase in people age 85 and older. This particular segment of the senior population has doubled or tripled in some cities in the last decade. And the rapid growth will continue, as the nation’s Baby Boomers turn age 65 and begin to live longer lives. Currently in San Diego, 2 out of 5 seniors lack adequate resources to meet their basic needs and struggle to live day by day. This storm could have damaging effects on everything from our infrastruc-

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Meals on Wheels needs your help In this first week of 2012, I want to thank all of our caring contributors who, through their philanthropic donations this past year, have continued to fuel the autonomous Greater La Jolla Meals On Wheels engine. You allow us to keep rolling along as we enter our 38th year of service to La Jolla by providing tasty, healthy

ture, housing, health care, employment; our whole economy could be devastated. It’s time for state and federal governments to wake up and prepare for this storm with proper aging policy and infrastructure. If they had doubts about the surge of seniors before, these new Census numbers tell us what is going to happen. The numbers are real. Here’s what’s brewing: n Baby Boomers on average have had fewer children and have fewer resources and family members to support them. These seniors will rely on government support, such as housing and long-term care services. Medicare may be the biggest issue, as the current system won't handle the influx of seniors who need aid. n With tens of thousands of Boomers hitting the traditional retirement age of 65, we will begin losing vital members of our work-

and nutritious meals to isolated homebound seniors as well as disabled or mobility challenged people of all ages. Our appreciation runs even deeper this year because we know of the ongoing economic hardships felt by most everyone — both on the giving end (that’s you) and on the receiving end (our physically and fiscally challenged clients). We’re subsidizing more deliveries than ever before. If you haven’t already wrapped and delivered your charitable giving gifts for 2011 and you really want to see your contribution directly and humanely at work in your own neighborhoods,

force. As a result, employers will be forced to offer incentives, such as job sharing, bonuses, working from home, etc., to seniors to continue working. If seniors do not continue to work, we will not have enough people to sustain our economy. n Loss of workforce is a loss of Social Security taxes, resulting in a shrinking amount of money dedicated to seniors. This will continue until there are more people working than retired. It's a simple arithmetic problem. There are ways to ease the coming strain. Medicare will need to be remodeled to be more efficient and more HMO-like. The system will need to focus more on wellness and staying healthy before seniors become sick. This is why non-profit organizations like Senior Community Centers are crucial to communities as they provide nutrition and wellness services for people to remain independent. The public's support is needed now more than ever to continue services today and prepare for seniors of the future.

you can help by simply logging onto LaJollaMealsOnWheels.org, and with a few clicks of your mouse PayPal will make it easy for you. Every dollar received is cherished and directly applied to our near break-even bottom line. On behalf of our team of 200 local volunteers, our office staff and our board of directors, we wish you happiness and prosperity in 2012 — especially the prosperity part. Ron J. Jones PresidenT of La JoLLa MeaLs on WheeLs


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COmmUnITy CAlEnDAR n Thursday, Jan. 5 • 6:55 a.m. La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. • Noon. UCSD Torrey Pines Toastmasters Speakers Club, 103000 N. Torrey Pines Road. Office of Post Award Financial Services (OPAFS) first floor conference room. • Noon to 1 p.m. Pen to Paper drop-in writing group resumes its Thursday meetings at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. Newcomers are welcome. Next meeting is Jan. 12, • 6 p.m. Community Planning Association Meeting, La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. n Friday, Jan. 6 • 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, free Kundalini yoga classes. Every movement and pose in Kundalini yoga is executed with a keen focus on breath. Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. www.rifordcenter.org

n Saturday, Jan. 7 • 9 a.m. La Jolla Beautification Cleanup/Nell Carpenter Beautification, Corner of Girard Avenue and Wall Street. Sign up at the table near the Athenaeum. Supplies and refreshments provided. For more information, call Esther Viti at (619) 742-1373 or e-mail beautljviti@aol.com • 9:30 a.m. Seniors Computer Group, Wesley Palms Retirement Community, 2404 Loring St. • 9:30 to noon, the Seniors Computer Group of San Diego has a gala scheduled for its first meeting of 2012. There will be refreshments and prizes, as well as the usual computer tips. Visitors always welcome at no charge. The group meets every Saturday morning at Wesley Palms in the Pacific Beach area, 2404 Loring St. scgsd. org. Open to all ages. Tom Sprague, (858) 459-9065. • 4 p.m. PDO Committee,

La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Regular monthly meeting for review of projects for conformance to the La Jolla Planned District Ordinance. Check lajollacpa. org for agenda, meeting held only if there are projects for consideration. n Tuesday, Jan. 10 • 7 a.m. LeTip Golden Triangle, CoCo’s Restaurant, 4280 Nobel Drive. • 9:30 a.m. San Diego League of Women Voters meeting, Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. • Noon. Rotary Club of La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. • 9:30-11:30 a.m. La Jolla unit of The League of Women Voters of San Diego. Men and women of all ages are invited to attend and then join team of tuned in citizenry. Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. www. rifordcenter.org • 4 p.m. Development

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Seal protection skepticism Seal Activist Attorney Bryan Pease and his actions of calling the press to come to the Children’s Pool in La Jolla to lie to the media and the public is environmental fraud. It is about fabricating some story about having some seal rescue or guardian program so his organization, the Animal Protection and Rescue League, can ask the public for money. Environmental fraud on the citizens of San Diego and the City of San Diego itself is done by several organizations and environmental attorneys. The media must realize that the stories of people causing problems for seals at the Children’s Pool is fabrication and environmental fraud for financial gain only. John Smith casabeachseals@yahoo.com

Seal tags tell a tale In a recent edition of the La Jolla Light, there was an Editor’s Note indicating an effort to “put the seal-dumping issue to rest.” If that is truly what is desired, instead of asking David Koontz, a communications employee, about the seal dumping issue, please ask SeaWorld to publish the maps they possess that show exactly where they have released each pinniped. I have seen such maps, I know they exist. I have lived in La Jolla for 16 years. In the 1990s on any given day 20-30 percent of the seals hauling out at the Children’s Pool had either a red or orange tag affixed to their tails. The tags do wear off over time, but even today you can find tagged seals at the Children’s Pool. In the court case against the city requesting

that the seal pollution problem be fixed by forcing the city to honor the Ellen Browning Scripps trust, which was won and upheld by the 9th circuit court of appeals, a representative for SeaWorld testified to the fact that seals were dumped near the Children’s Pool. Get the facts from the scientists at SeaWorld. Not the political spin. Roger Boyce la Jolla

Permit Review Committee, La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Check lajollacpa. org for agenda. • 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters La Jolla, La Jolla Firehouse YMCA, 7787 Herschel Ave. n Wednesday, Jan. 11 • 7:30 a.m. Soroptimist International of La Jolla meeting, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. • 8 a.m. La Jolla Village Merchants Association, La Jolla Women’s Club, 715 Silverado St. • 11:45 a.m. Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Dr. • 5 p.m. happiness lecture, hosted by Wells Fargo Bank, 7714 Girard Ave. Doris Lee McCoy, author, interviewer, psychologist, and international keynote speaker will discuss discovering the joys of living, in a new community program. Free. • 7 p.m. La Jolla Shores Association Meeting,

n Thursday, Jan. 12 • 6:55 a.m. La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. • 8 a.m. LJES School Site Council meeting, La Jolla Elementary, 1111 Marine St. • 4:15 p.m., La Jolla Cluster Association at Muirlands Middle School, 1056 Nautilus St. Parents, students and community members are invited to attend and discuss educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. For more details, e-mail John May at info@lajollacluster.com • 5 p.m. La Jolla Town Council Meeting, La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. • 7 p.m. Kindergarten Readiness program for parents, La Jolla United Methodist Church

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Support rowing club Rowing will be on land at Balboa Park just steps outside of the Hall of Champions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 14, when The San Diego Rowing Club hosts its first annual Erga-thon. This lively and hard-core event is a tradition among rowing clubs across the country to raise funds for new equipment and facilities. SDRC serves 100 young men and women from some 40 high schools in the area. These dedicated rowers will row more than 100,000 meters on stationary ergometers to compete with their teammates to see who can reach that designated meter mark. While the music rocks and the athletes vigorously work the machines to compete for the best time, crew-racing boats will be on display and crew members and coaches will be available to discuss this mentally and physically engaging sports program. The Erg-a-thon will generate much-needed revenue for new equipment as the program continues to build. For more information, visit www.sandiegorowing.org. Please come out and cheer our dedicated athlete rowers next Saturday and support their efforts. Kay Gurtin la Jolla

Building T-29, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Map and agenda at ljsa.org

Muriel Alpren 1922 – 2011

Muriel Alpren, 89, passed away peacefully in her home overlooking the ocean in La Jolla on December 26, 2011. She was born in New York City, October 22, 1922, and attended A. B. Davis High School in Mt. Vernon and Vassar College. She made her home in White Plains, New York, prior to moving to La Jolla. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Dorothy Brout; son, John Sherman; and her husband, Burton Alpren. She is survived by her brother, Alan (Joan) Brout; sister,

Corinne Charlap; daughter, Lisa (Bob) Wade; granddaughter, Rachel Wade; step-children, Sarah Nissen and Paul Alpren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Muriel was an active resident of 939 Coast for over 20 years and supported local museums and charities including Planned Parenthood. The family would like to express their appreciation to the numerous caregivers for their loving care during the past few years. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/lajollalight.

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LJCD comes up short in tournament final By Phil Dailey phildailey@lajollalight.com La Jolla Country Day lost its first girls basketball game of the season last weekend in the Oaks Christian Tournament championship game. The Torreys came up short 50-48 against Long Beach Poly, a team they beat earlier this season at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix. Kelsey Plum led the Torreys (11-1 overall) with 20 points, while May Hood added 16. The Torreys play twice this week, a game against St. Mary’s in Stockton on Wednesday and against Monte Vista on Friday night. Here are last week’s scores: Tuesday, Dec. 27 Boys basketball Mt. Carmel Holiday Hoops n La Jolla 49, Monte Vista 41 Tyson Youngs led the Vikings with 18

points in the win. n Pasedena 80, Bishop’s 39 Dominique Love led the Knights with 16 points in the loss. Girls basketball Oaks Christian Tournament n La Jolla Country Day 80, Carson 19 SoCal Prep Classic n El Torro 52, Bishop’s 46 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Boys basketball Mt. Carmel Holiday Hoops n Downey 54, La Jolla 40 Kevin Cruz led the Vikings with 10 points in the loss. n Cerritos 53, Bishop’s 44 Dominique Love led the Knights with 19 points in the loss. Girls basketball Oaks Christian Tournament n La Jolla Country Day 80, Inglewood 29 n Bishop’s 57, La Costa Canyon 48 Thursday, Dec. 29 Boys basketball Mt. Carmel Holiday Hoops n Otay Ranch 54, La Jolla 45

O’Hara led the Vikings with 13 points in the loss. Girls basketball Oaks Christian Tournament n La Jolla Country Day 80, Oaks Christian 45 San Diego Holiday Classic n Bishop’s 55, Granada Hills 35 Friday, Dec. 30 Boys basketball Mt. Carmel Holiday Hoops n Madison 51, La Jolla 47 Torres led the Vikings with 13 points in the loss. n Bishop’s 74, Rock Academy 41 Dominique Love led the Knights with 15 points in the win. Girls basketball Oaks Christian Tournament n Long Beach Poly 50, La Jolla Country Day 48 The loss for the Torreys was the first of the year. The team is now 11-1 on the season. San Diego Holiday Classic Bishop’s 55, Our Lady Peace 34 n With the win, the Knights are 11-2 on the season.

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Chargers season ends with 8-8 record, no playoffs The San Diego Chargers’ season came to an end Sunday with a 38-26 win over the Oakland Raiders. The win put the Chargers at 8-8 on the season, but for the second straight season, will miss the playoffs. The win, however, knocked Oakland out of the playoffs, and allowed the Denver Broncos to secure the AFC West title.

San Diego State back in both polls; 12-2 on season The San Diego State men’s basketball team is ranked in both major polls for the first time since the end of last season. The Aztecs, 12-2 overall, are ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll. The Aztecs will play San Diego Christian tonight at 7 p.m. at Viejas Arena.

UC-San Diego women’s basketball still perfect The UCSD women’s basketball team remained perfect on the season as they beat San Francisco State last week. The win improved the No. 4-ranked Tritons to 11-0 on the season. Up next for the Tritons is a clash with Cal Poly Pomona at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

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From SportS, A17 The Broncos are also off to a hot start with an 8-0 overall record, including 4-0 in CCAA games.

UCSD men’s basketball notches first CCAA win

Register for La Jolla Youth Baseball’s 60th Anniversary season is still open, but there are only a few days left to get signed up. Ages 4-14 are welcome to play recreational baseball in Shetland (5-6 years), Pinto (7-8 years), Mustang (9-10 years), Bronco (11-12 years) and Pony (13-14 years) leagues. Registration closes on Jan. 8 with assessments being held on Saturday, Jan. 28. Practices start in early February and Opening Day is on March 3. Online registration at www.LJYB. com.”

Mike Meza tied a career-high with 19 points and Christian Hatch finished with 12 to lead the UC San Diego men’s basketball team to a 72-50 win over visiting San Francisco State last week at RIMAC Arena. With the win, UCSD evens its season record at 5-5 and improves to 1-4 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play. The Tritons will look to carry the momentum from Thursday’s performance into their matchup with undefeated Cal Poly Pomona on Friday. “We played extremely well tonight and that was very encouraging considering the layoff we had,” head coach Chris Carlson said. “We’ve been playing better basketball the last couple of weeks, we just haven’t been able to pull out the victories like we needed to. Tonight was definitely a step in the right direction and we’ll take it.”

Texas tops Cal in San Diego’s Holiday Bowl The Holiday Bowl came to a conclusion at Qualcomm Stadium last week with Texas topping California, 21-10. The game was played in front of more than 56,000 college football fans. Depsite Cal jumping out to an early 3-0

lead, and evetually taking a 10-7 lead in the third quarter, No. 24-ranked Texas came out ahead thanks to a 4-yard TD run by Cody Johnson to take a 21-10 advantage in the final quarter. With the win, Texas finished the season with an 8-5 record, while Cal ended its season at 7-6.

Oregon gets first Rose Bowl win since 1917 Darron Thomas threw three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter, as Oregon defeated Wisconsin, 45-38, in a record-filled 98th Rose Bowl Game today. Thomas’ 11-yard touchdown pass to Lavasier Tuinei on the third play of the fourth quarter gave the Pacific-12 Conference champion Ducks a 42-38 lead they never relinquished. Oregon, 12-2, increased its lead to 45-38 on Alejandro Maldonado’s 30- yard field goal with six minutes, 50 seconds to play. Big Ten Conference champion Wisconsin, 11-3, had the ball twice more after Maldonado’s field goal. The first possession ended when Oregon linebacker Michael Clay recovered receiver Jared Abbrederis’ fumble at the Ducks’ 27-yard line with 4:06 remaining. The Badgers got the ball back on their own 13-yard line with 16 seconds left. Quarterback Russell Wilson completed a 29-yard pass to Abbrederis and a 33-pass to Nick Toon put the ball on the Ducks’ 25-yard line with two seconds left, but Wisconsin was unable to get another play off.

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Performing arts series comes to Jewish Center The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture will launch a year-round performing arts series in 2012 titled, “Look & Listen.” The programming will “connect the community to cultural experiences through music, theater, comedy, dance and the collaborative arts,” organizers said. Unless noted, performances will take place in the 500-seat David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. Tickets: (858) 362-1348 or tickets.lfjcc.org n Jan. 9: A humorous evening of one-act plays from the Short Attention Span Theatre, “filled with love, guilt, and the strength of family,” 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$10. n Jan. 14: Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold, fresh from OffBroadway in “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom,” and “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $23-$27. Judy Gold n Jan. 29: Oboist Ben Brogadir and pianist Elliot Wulff celebrate classical music in an hour-long concert, 2 p.m. Free. n Feb. 4: Combining athletic concepts with modern dance movements, the Nicholas Andre Dance Company of New York will bring works that are “conceptual, emotional and passionate,” 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$33. n Feb. 26: Ory Shihor, hailed by New York Newsday as “the first important Israeli pianist to come along in years,” will perform works by Mozart and Schumann, 2 p.m. Dove Library, Carlsbad. Tickets: $25-$30. n March 12: Staged reading: “A Railway to Damascus, Haifa, 1942.” With the German army approaching and tensions between Jews and Arabs on the rise, the British contemplate retreat, 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$10. n April 21: The true story of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank (accused and convicted in 1913 of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta) is set against the backdrop of his controversial trial and conviction. 8 p.m. Cygnet Theatre, Old Town. Tickets: $30-$46. n May 7: A young woman comes face to face with her 19th century Jewish roots when she becomes entangled with a Hasidic family in “Natasha and the Coat,” presented with the San Diego Lipinsky Jewish Arts Festival, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10-$12. n May 19: Guitarist Howard Alden performed nearly all of the music in Woody Allen’s film “Sweet and Lowdown,” 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$33. n May 20: Jazz in the Afternoon with a concert and hands-on survey of many musical instruments, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $10-$12.

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La Jolla cultural organizations gear up for 2012 By Pat SHERMan rom world-class orchestral performances to edgy, experimental theater and a smorgasbord of music, art and literature, La Jolla’s cultural organizations have great things in store for patrons and visitors. Read on and discover what La Jolla’s cultural crème de la crème have in store for 2012.

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n La Jolla Playhouse La Jolla Playhouse kicks off its 2012-2013 season in the driver’s seat with “The Car Plays: San Diego,” a series of 10-minute plays performed inside automobiles, Feb. 23March 4. Held in the playhouse parking lot, twoperson audiences will move from vehicle to vehicle, watching as dramas and

comedies unfold around them. Also new for 2012 is a series of intimate cabaret performances in the Potiker Theatre, featuring three-night runs by outrageous comedienne and songstress Sandra Bernhard (March 14-17) and Chicago’s legendary Second City improvisational comedy troupe (March 21-24). “We’re going to convert the

Potiker into like a speakeasy,” said Playhouse managing director Michael Rosenberg. “We’ll have booths and tables and chairs and you’ll be able to order food and have some adult beverages. “In true Playhouse fashion there’s some new stuff, some edgy stuff, and some political

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New Opera season promises a feast for the eyes and ears By DaviD L. CODDOn The 2012 San Diego Opera season should be an eye-opener. General Director and Artistic Director Ian Campbell is counting on it. “This season I’m challenging the eyes in every case, in a good way,” said Campbell of the ambitious slate that kicks off Jan. 28 with Strauss’ “Salome,” followed by Jake Heggie’s “Moby-Dick” in February, Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” and a concert by soprano Renee Fleming in March, and Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” in April. “’Barber” is based on (surrealist artist Renee) Magritte,” said Campbell. “ ‘Don Pasquale’ is set in the Wild West. You have San Diego Opera will use visual effects to stage Jake Heggie’s ‘Moby-Dick’ in February. COURTESY Of San diEgO OpERa

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FROM ARTS, B1 stuff this season.” The Playhouse’s regular stage season kicks off Jan. 27 with “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,” Los Angeles-based Culture Clash’s politically-charged play about a man who falls asleep while studying for the history portion of his U.S. citizenship test. “The play is really his dream, which becomes this mash-up of American history, Mexican history, what it means to be an American and what it means to be a

man,” Rosenberg said. “It’s a lot of fun, but it will be controversial.” Also on deck for 2012 will be a musical adaptation of the 1997 documentary, “Hands on a Hard Body,” with music by Trey Anastasio of the band Phish, and from June 19 to July 15 the Playhouse will feature a creative adaptation of the Greek epic, “The Iliad.” The Playhouse maintains an annual budget of around $14 million through ticket sales, subscriptions, and individual and corporate

donations, Rosenberg said. In 2012, the organization will receive its third installment of a four-year, $900,000 grant. The Playhouse also receives $350,000 a year through the city’s transient occupancy tax on hotel rooms, and money from its annual gala fundraiser (to be held March 9 this year). • For more information, visit lajollaplayhouse.org n MCASD, La Jolla Following up on the most successful show in its histo-

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ry, “Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface” (which ends Jan. 22), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla will feature a retrospective of prints by SDSU alumnus and National City native, John Baldessari. The world-renowned conceptual artist was featured in a one-person retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City last year. His “brain cloud” mural graces a wall above the La Jolla Cove off Prospect Street. “It’s great to have this famous son come back and show a good-size exhibition,” said the museum’s director and chief executive officer, Hugh Davies. MCASD La Jolla will follow with an exhibition by Latino artist John Valadez, which highlights the realist painter and muralist’s flair for capturing gritty, urban scenes with traditional mediums. “He works beautifully with pastel on paper, almost like an Old Master or an 18th century French artist,” Davies said. Rounding out MCASD La Jolla’s 2012 season will be “Behold America! Art of the United States.” The collaborative exhibition with the San Diego Museum of Art and the Timken Museum will showcase 300 years of American art from the collections of all three museums. The museum’s 492-seat

‘Money (with Space Between),’ a lithograph/ screen print by conceptual artist John Baldessari, is part of the artist’s exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla from Feb. 5-May 3. Courtesy of MCAsD

Sherwood Auditorium will continue its concert and recital collaborations with the La Jolla Music Society. “We also do lectures and film screenings and work with a lot of other organizations to make the museum more of a cultural center, rather than just a museum,” Davies said. “It’s a big part of our programming.” The La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego shares a roughly $7.4 million annual operating budget with its downtown sister space, splitting a pool of about $800,000 for exhibitions. MCASD’s endowment generates about $2 million annually. The rest of the budget is funded by memberships, donations from MCASD La Jolla board of trustees and $350,000 in transient occupancy taxes from the city. September’s annual fundraising gala netted $440,000

for the organization. The museum’s biennial art auction and fundraiser will be May 30, with assistance from Christie’s auction house. • For more information, visit mcasd.org n Athenaeum Music & Arts Library La Jolla’s oldest cultural institution, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, will continue its lecture series, Write Out Loud, in which a theater troupe brings literature to life through dramatic readings. This year, the Athenaeum will feature 17 jazz concerts in its 160-seat music room on Wall Street and at the Neurosciences Institute, as well as six chamber concerts and 30 free mini-concerts in the Athenaeum’s music room and at Lyceum Theatre in downtown San Diego.

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FROM ARTS, B2 Its jazz series kicks off Jan. 13 with the return of the Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig trio, featuring Jean-Michel Pilc on piano, Francois Moutin on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums. A performance by jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato follows on Jan 20. As part of the Athenaeum’s four-part summer concert series, celebrated San Diego pianist Gustavo Romero returns in July to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy. The Athenaeum’s ongoing exhibitions, which showcase the works of local artists, will continue at three local galleries, including the Athenaeum’s University Heights-based School of the Arts, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. “We have something going on almost every day,” said the Athenaeum’s executive director, Erika Torri. With an operating budget of about $1.5 million, The Athenaeum is one of only 16 remaining membership libraries in the country, housing roughly 17,000 artists books. “We’re quite a historic di-

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nosaur that probably shouldn’t exist anymore, but we are very proud of our heritage,” Torri said. During the past few months, the Athenaeum received two large donations to its 20-year-old endowment, including $536,000 from the estate of author and longtime Athenaeum member Alice Goldfarb Marquis. Other funds are received through membership dues, concerts, exhibitions, book sales and grants from the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. The Athenaeum’s annual gala is held in early September. • For more information, visit ljathenaeum.org n La Jolla Art Association The La Jolla Art Association will continue with its roster of classes, offering budding artists instruction on everything from calligraphy and portraiture to oil painting. Classes are offered at low or no cost to members. Association President Melinda Newman is eagerly awaiting the association’s two-week exhibit honoring

programs at the library are funded through the Friends of the La Jolla Library. • For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org

La Jolla Playhouse will offer a series of 10-minute plays, performed inside parked cars, as part of its new Without Walls series. Photos by JayPG PhotoGraPhy longtime La Jolla resident and San Diego art instructor Perrietta Hester, at the end of January. The association will feature three juried shows this year: black and white photography and plein air and watercolor painting. Newman said the association plans to remain in its current La Jolla Shores space in 2012, though members are ultimately seeking a larger locale that would offer better foot traffic and enable them to schedule more classes. “We’re 94 years old, so we ought to be planning something big for our 100th anniversary,” Newman said of

the all-volunteer organization, which has an annual budget of between 30,000 and 50,000. “If I had a dream we would like some people to help us that have more business planning experience. We haven’t been good at looking at corporate gifts, but I think that would really help us grow.” • For more information, visit lajollaart.org n La Jolla Riford Branch Library Catherine Greene, branch manager of the The La Jolla Riford Library, is excited for 2012’s lineup of author appearances, including a visit by New York Times bestsell-

ing novelist Jodi Lynn Picoult (“House Rules” and “Lone Wolf”) on March 6; memoirist Patrick McMahon (“Becoming Patrick”) on March 14; and best-selling crime writer Caitlin Rother (“Poison Love” and “Naked Addition”) on Feb. 1. The library will continue its monthly music theory classes and film screenings, to include “The Help,” “Midnight in Paris” and “Mao’s Last Dancer.” Upcoming classes include creative writing, chair yoga, and ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arranging, as well as an array of programs for children. Ninety percent of the free

n La Jolla Music Society The La Jolla Music Society is wrapping up its 20112012 season, including its Celebrity American Orchestra Series, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Feb. 19), the Cleveland Orchestra (April 20) and the New York Philharmonic (May 15) at Copley Symphony Hall. The society’s annual WinterFest gala on March 30 will feature German chanteuse Ute Lempee and the Vogler Quartet, performing works by Édith Piaf, Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel and Astor Piazzolla. Details regarding the organization’s annual SummerFest series will be unveiled in the near future, according to the organization. The society has an annual budget of more than $3 million, which is comprised of money from grants, government funding, corporate sponsorships and individual donations. • For more information, visit ljms.org

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Brick & Bell Café ■ 928 Silverado St., La Jolla ■ (858) 344-5928 ■ The Vibe: Neighborly, casual, friendly ■ Signature Items: Kéan-brand coffee, scones, house granola, açaí cups, home-made croutons, ciabatta bread ■ Open Since: 2003

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n the heart of La Jolla Village sits a small, red-brick building that houses one of the area’s most popular coffee houses and bakeries, Brick & Bell Café. Colonial-style bells mounted on the inside and outside add to the charm of this neighborhood gathering place. On any given day, a steady line of customers extend out the door into the patio, where residents, students, seniors and working professionals meet for business, studying, socializing, or simply to grab a quick drink, meal or fresh-baked snack. Only a few small tables are inside, with umbrellacovered tables occupying most of Brick & Bell’s patio space. Free WiFi is offered. “We serve 1,000 guests a day and roasted 9,000 pounds of coffee beans in 2011,” owner Peter Schumacher said. While the line of customers waiting to order can extend to 20-30 people at peak times, the Brick & Bell staff works fast, knows frequent customers by name, and memorizes food-and-drink orders of its regulars to speed up service. As a testament to the friendly nature of its staff, Schumacher said four Brick & Bell employees got married in 2007 to customers they met while working there. Schumacher and his staff also have a sense of humor as evidenced by signs hanging above the order counter: “Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy” and “Brick & Bell — 120,000 scones sold. 10,000 bad jokes told.” Brick & Bell’s draw is its coffee and freshbaked goods. “We really believe that we have the best coffee,” Schumacher said of its Kéan-brand specially prepared by Master

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■ This Week: Brick & Bell Café’s Croutons Roaster Martin Diedrich. “Our coffee is roasted lighter. Coffee is getting over roasted — you taste too much of the roast and not enough of the coffee. Martin Dietrich is one of the pioneers in this country moving us to roasting a little less dark; you taste the coffee but not the burn.” Brick & Bell offers just one kind of coffee, under the Kéan Coffee brand, as its base for drinks like Americano, café au lait, caramel macchiato, latte, mocha, and espresso. “It appeals to those who like strong coffee and also those who like lighter coffee,” Schumacher said. Brick & Bell sells about 800-1,000 pieces of pastry each day, with scones as the top seller. To meet the daily demand for scones, Schumacher starts baking at 3:30 a.m. and opens for business at 4 a.m. on weekdays. “Our scones use a recipe from England; they’re very moist and very good,” he said. Large scones are about the size of one’s fist and mini scones are also available in various flavors: raspberry, chocolate chip, cranberry,

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No Grades + No Homework = Better Learning An Evening with Alfie Kohn Alfie Kohn, whom Time Magazine describes as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores,” will discuss his alternatives at a public forum 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Shiley Theatre at University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park. The lecture is sponsored by The Children’s School, USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences, and The Grauer School. The Boston-based Kohn is a father of two, and author of 12 books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including “Punished by Rewards,” (1993), “Beyond Discipline,” (1996), “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” (1999), “Unconditional Parenting “ (2005), “The Homework Myth” (2006), and, most recently, “Feel-Bad Education” (2011). He has written for most of the leading education periodicals and has appeared twice on “Oprah.” Kohn works with educators and parents across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. An optional reception and book signing precedes the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $10 attcslj.org/alfiekohn or (760) 944-6777 or (858) 454-0184.

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Whale of a Festival The 25th annual Whale Watch and Intertidal Life Fest runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7-8, at Cabrillo National Monument. The educational, family-oriented event celebrates the return of the Pacific gray whales to Point Loma as part of their annual migration from Baja California, Mexico to Alaska, and the intertidal life found in the tide pool area on the monument’s western shore. Look for guest speakers, ecology booths, films, and activities for children. Bring binoculars and dress warmly. Events included with park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle. (619) 557-5450. nps.gov/cabr

Grammy Award-winning pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform an all-Liszt program with “Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude,” “Mephisto Waltz No. 1, “and “Transcendental Étude No. 5 in B-flat Major” on La Jolla Music Society’s The Belanich Steinway, 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13 at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. UCSD Professor of Literature Steven Cassedy, a classically trained pianist, will deliver a pre-concert lecture, “Liszt’s Peculiar Religion,” discussing Liszt’s preoccupation with Roman Catholicism and its influence on his compositions at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25-$75 (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

Worrisome Future The Humanist Fellowship of San Diego will present a free lecture by San Diego State University Political Science Professor Dipak Gupta on “An Unstable World: Future Trends of Radicalism and Political Violence,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

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Tenor Ivailo Giurov, aka The Bulgarian Bocelli, and Moscow soprano Aurica Avonaires will star in a unique concert Friday, Jan. 13 at Tango del Rey, 3567 Del Rey St., San Diego. UCLA professors of the ethnomusicology department and Balkan folk performers, Family Varizmezov, will start the evening at 7 p.m. Tzvetanka and her younger daughter, Tanya, will sing in a polyphonic (many voices) style while father, Ivan, will accompany with a bagpipe. At 10 p.m. the night will end with a 30-minute rock concert by Altra and three DJs from EuroDanceConnection spinning the crowd in celebration of the New Year’s Eve still followed by Christians from the Russian and Serbian Church. Tickets: $25-10. (858) 776-0060. vassya.info


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New exhibit mourns San Diego’s loss of natural spaces By Will BoWen “We don’t care what a frog thinks, or a bird ... but we should because we all live together in interconnected systems,” insists eco artist Ruth Wallen, whose exhibit, “Cascading Memorials: Responses to Urbanization and Climate Change in San Diego County,” will be on view Jan. 7 to Feb. 11 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Wallen, who grew up in Berkeley, Calif., is best known for her colorful photographic nature plaques at the Carmel Mountain Nature Preserve on the mesa top overlooking Carmel Valley. She said her love of nature dates back to age 8, when she circulated petitions to help protect the natural areas where she and other children played. Wallen earned a B.A. from

If you go ■ What: ‘Cascading Memorials: Responses to Urbanization and Climate Change in San Diego County’ by Ruth Wallen, through Feb. 11 ■ Opening Reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jan. 6 ■ Where: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla ■ Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays ■ Admission: Free ■ Contact: (858) 454-5872 ■ Web: ljathenaeum.org Swarthmore College in environmental science, and then worked for the San Francisco park service while attending art classes at the Art Institute of San Francisco. Her

graduate degree was completed at UCSD, where she earned a M.F.A. in Visual Art under Allen Kaprow, Helen Newton Harrison and Eleanor and David Antin. Wallen’s show at the Athenaeum will consist of photomurals and photo collages of San Diego natural areas that we are losing to population growth, climate change, and development. The exhibit will include images from Cuyamaca State Park, Pine Creek, Otay Mountain, Mission Gorge, and Carmel Mountain. In addition, she will display her books, titled “I Love Del Mar,” “Legends,” and “Preserving Paradise.” “I was motivated to put together this particular show because I’ve noticed how much San Diego County, and specifically Carmel Valley, has changed in the

one of the photo murals by Ruth Whalen in a new exhibit at The Athenaeum opening Friday. Courtesy

last 25 years,” she said. “My purpose is to see what we can learn from the changes in our county landscape, which has been impacted by a population growth from 60,000 to 3 million in the last 100 years.” Emotionally, she added, she is heartbroken about the loss of wild areas and wants

to create a space for people to mourn and grieve the losses, but also offer their visions for the future. Visitors will have the opportunity to provide input by writing about their hopes and visions for San Diego on paper leaves that will be attached to large photographs of trees posted in the gallery.

It is Wallen’s hope that we will preserve more wild open spaces and start to build up instead of out. “The source of the problem can be traced to values,” she said. “Although there have been many good ideas put forth by environmentalists and planners, political necessity has not always lead to the best longrange choices. In other words, we have valued growth and economic prosperity over quality of life and protecting nature. “We must realize that there is so much richness out there in the San Diego wild and we need to think hard about how we will protect it for the future. There are more threatened and endangered species in San Diego than any other county in the whole of the continental United States.”

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Pilobolus will prove it has all the right moves Two performances by Pilobolus will open La Jolla Music Society’s Dance Series 2012 at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave. The program will feature the works “Megawatt,” “The Transformation,” and the newly choreographed, “Korokoro.” Prior to the shows at 1 and 7 p.m., Peter Kalivas, artistic director of the PGK Project, a contemporary dance company in San Diego, will interview Pilobolus artistic director Robby Barnett. Founded in a Dartmouth College dance class in 1971, Pilobolus is based in Washington Depot, Connecticut and performs for stage and television audiences all over the world. Their works appear in the repertories of dance companies like The Joffrey and Feld Ballets, the National Ballet of Nancy and Lorraine in France, and Italy’s Verona Ballet. Pilobolus’ ideas of a collaborative choreographic process, and a unique weight-sharing approach to partnering, gave it a power-

Drawing inspiration from biology (how many dance troupes would name themselves after a fungus that thrives in cow dung?), Pilobolus has created a dance vocabulary all its own, mixing humor, invention and drama. Two performances will be presented by the La Jolla Music Society on Jan. 14. Courtesy ful new set of skills with which to create dance. Pilobolus has received a number of honors, including the New England Theatre Conference Prize and the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement in choreography. The physical vocabularies of Pilobolus’ works are not drawn from traditions of codified dance movement but are invented — emerging from intense periods of improvisation and creative play. This process has been

the source of much interest, in response to which the company inaugurated the Pilobolus Institute, an educational outreach program using the art of choreography as a model for creative thinking in any field. Tickets are $30-$65 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 and online at ljms.org

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• ‘Salome’ by Richard Strauss – Jan. 28-31, Feb. 3 and 5

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San Diego Opera general director and artistic director comes to the more traditional productions. The process is a careful one, however. “You can do almost anything with a comedy and nobody’s offended,” said Campbell. “’Don Pasquale’ is set in the Wild West, and it’s a hoot. If I do that with a classic, put it outside its period, it would be a disaster, because our audience cherishes the great classics so much. They hear with their eyes to a certain extent. We do have to retain some of those traditions.” The biblical story of “Salome,” adapted by Strauss from a play by Oscar Wilde, was last presented by San Diego Opera in 1998. The 2012 production, with sets and costumes by Bruno Schwengl and lighting by Chris Maravich, should make a visual impression on audiences.

The comedic opera ‘Don Pasquale’ is set in the Wild West.

“It doesn’t look like Judea,” Captain Ahab) here is a great achievement for us,” said Campbell, “but it consaid Campbell. “I’m proud veys the oppressive, conof it. I think (the opera) is fined space that everything going to be heard all over happens in.” American soAmerica, and it will get to prano Lise Lindstrom, who Europe. We feel as a compaplayed the title role in ny part of a new creation.” SDO’s “Turandot” last seaYou might son, stars, say that SDO along with was there at bass-baritone the beginGreer Grimsning of anley (Mephisother promtopheles in ising opera the 2011 prostar, soprano duction of Danielle de “Faust”). Niese. The Just in case ‘Salome’ is based on Oscar 32-year-old you’re wonWilde’s adaptation of the Australian dering, there biblical story. COURTESy will play the will be no part of Norina in “Don whale on stage for the highPasquale.” Campbell is effutech, multimedia “Mobysive. “She auditioned for me Dick,” though it is based on on the Civic Theatre stage Herman Melville’s classic when she was 16. She was a novel. “To have Ben Hepknockout. I said to her then pner (the Canadian tenor that if she kept moving in making his SDO debut as

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• ‘Moby-Dick’ by Jake Heggie – Feb. 18, 21, 24 and 26 • ‘Don Pasquale’ by Gaetano Donizetti – March 10, 13, 16 and 18 • Renee Fleming in Concert – March 24 •‘The Barber of Seville’ by Gioachino Rossini – April 21, 24, 27 and 29 ■ Where: San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. at B Street ■ Tickets: $50-$275 ■ Box Office: (619) 533-7000 ■ Website: sdopera.com undaunted. “I’ve been in the business since ’67. Running an opera company even in extraordinarily stressful times is still wonderful because it’s all about what’s on the stage.”

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North Coast Rep stages a telling historical drama By Diana Saenger In honor of its 30th anniversary season, North Coast Repertory Theatre will stage “The Lion in Winter,” one of the plays presented during its inaugural year. Directed by Andy Barnicle, who directed seven plays at NCRT, “The Lion in Winter,” by James Goldman, is a family drama of emotion, wit and great insight that uses the royalty of 12th century England to reveal universal human frailties. Goldman said he jumped at the chance to direct when NCRT Artistic Director David Ellenstein offered him the job. “I’ve wanted to get my hands on it ever since I saw it years ago on stage and as the movie,” Barnicle said. “These people have human needs and they react with anger and hurt and are clever in a contemporary way. The script is about language, rhetoric, characters, ideas, and is the kind of play that attracts a director — especially if we have good actors. And we certainly have that in this production.” The cast includes Mark

For the production, Marty Burnett created six scenes in Henry’s castle in France on north Coast rep’s intimate stage.

If you go ■ What: ‘The Lion in Winter’ ■ When: Matinees, evenings to Jan. 29 ■ Tickets: $32-$49 ■ Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach

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■ Box Office: (858) 481-1055 ■ Web: northcoastrep.org Pinter (Henry II); Alexandra Grossi (Alais); Kyle Roche (John); Jason Maddy (Geoffrey); Richard Baird (Richard); Kandis Chappell (Eleanor) and Kyle Sorrell (Phillip). The script is basically the same as previously performed at the Rep, Barnicle said. “People might be familiar with it, especially because of the famous people who created the roles in the film. (Peter O’Toole as Henry II and Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine) but I think enough time has gone

by that those memories have faded. Once the play begins, people will forget every thing but what they are watching. “The play is really good at squeaking exposition out along the way, but you have to pay attention. This is not a history lesson though, it’s much more of a family comedy/drama. The language and characters’ behaviors are very contemporary. The only things really historical are the things at stake like the future of England. It’s really about the relationship

between Henry and Eleanor and their children.” Production designer Marty Burnett created six scenes in Henry’s castle in France on the Rep’s intimate stage. “It is a challenge to stage a play of six or seven characters the way this one surrounds the audience,” Barnicle said. “The actors need to be able to move around and make adjustments to ensure they can be seen and heard all the time. It’s very helpful to have actors who have done it before and are familiar with that stage.”

Auditions set for American Ballet’s summer youth workshops Local ballet students may audition for the School of American Ballet’s 2012 summer programs from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at City Ballet School, 941 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach. Programs offered next summer include the New York Summer Course at SAB’s Lincoln Center headquarters, from June 25 to July 28. The course is for intermediate and advanced students who will be 12 to 18 years old as of July 31, 2012. SAB’s Los Angeles Workshop for Young Dancers will be held from July 30 to Aug. 10 at Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica. It is for students who will be 10 to 14 years old as of July 31, 2012. Auditions times are: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ages 10-11; 2:30-4 p.m. ages 12-14; and 4 to 5:30 ages 15-18. Students should arrive one hour in advance of their audition time to register. Preregistration for the audition is available on SAB’s website at sab.org/summercourse. The application fee is $25 online and $35 the day of the audition. All students should bring a copy of their birth certificates to the audition. Girls must bring pointe shoes. For more information, call (212) 769-6600 or visit sab.org

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• (858) 966-5988 • phyllissnyder@cox.net • http://bit.ly/charityball2012 ■ Rendez-vous with Mozart at Versailles • Benefits Mainly Mozart Association • 3-7 p.m. Jan. 22 • Westgate Hotel • Champagne, concert, French buffet, silent auction, themed entertainment • $275 • (619) 239-0100, ext. 2 • http://bit.ly/rendez-vous2012 ■ Heart di Vite • Benefits environmental biology scholarships at UCSD • 4 p.m. Feb. 5 • Scripps Seaside Forum • $100 individual or $185 couple • (858) 534-1966 • enschroder@ucsd.edu ■ 16th annual Chinese Banquet • Benefits San Diego Chinese Historical Museum • 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 • Pearl Restaurant, 11666 Avena Place, Rancho Bernardo • $60-$120 by Jan. 25 • (619) 338-9888 • info@sdchm.org • sdchm.org

■ Fashion Plates Luncheon and Runway Show • Benefits San Diego Food Bank • 10:30 a.m. Silent auction • Noon lunch and Leonard Simpson fashion event • Feb. 16 • Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine • $100-$150 • (858) 863-5121 • mmills@sandiegofoodbank.org • sandiegofoodbank.org

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Artist’s chic exhibit will take viewers on a world tour By Will BoWen The next best thing to spending 80 days in a hot air balloon circumnavigating the globe might be spending 80 minutes contemplating 80 paintings of destinations around the world. While the former may not be too probable, the latter is a definite possibility. Beginning Jan. 5, and continuing to Jan. 31, at The Lobby Art Gallery at The Poway Center for the Arts, 15490 Espola Road, the paintings of world traveler Cherry Sweig will provide a colorful virtual tour of some of the greatest sites on Earth. Sweig, a 1974 graduate of The Bishops School, has been working furiously to complete the 80 paintings for the show. This is not the first time

‘le Tour eiffel,’ oil, by Cherry Sweig

Sweig has painted in a fury. Once she painted 101 pictures in 101 days. Seven at a time were delivered each Saturday to the Chula Vista Nature Center, where they were sold by the gift shop, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Nature Center. Each of Sweig’s 80 world paintings are based on a sketch or photograph of a place she visited in her many travels. About 55 of the paintings will be in oil, and the remaining 35 in watercolor. Sweig likes to paint in a bright and vibrant French impressionist style, with a plein-aire tinge. What’s unique about her work is her simple, brightly colorful, upbeat approach with a Walt Disney-animation overtone. Sweig grew up in cold Wisconsin. At age 13, her

Cherry Sweig painting at Giverny, France. courtesy parents enrolled her in The Bishops School, which had a boarding facility at the time. Their reason? Bishops was an excellent school, steeped in their Episcopalian faith, and they planned on moving out to La Jolla. While Sweig did not like to be sent away from her family, she now sees that it made her a very independent person.

After graduating from Bishops, Sweig went on to earn a BFA in graphic design from San Diego State University. After college, she went through several different careers, including designing video games for Sega and working on Internet advertising for Time Magazine in an office at the Union Tribune building in Mission Valley. For 15 years, she did Gyotaku art, a Japanese technique where a real fish is pressed to paper to make a print. Sweig says she is forever in debt to her mentor, Dr. Otto Mower, now 93, who taught art history at Bishops. Sweig said Mower inspired her with a passion for both art and travel — especially the desire to spend time in an artist’s shoes. For

instance, Mower took Sweig and other students to Italy to paint in Michelangelo’s actual lunchroom, where some of his original sketches still remain on the walls. Another of Sweig’s memorable experiences was being the rare person able to paint in Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France, after hours, when everyone had gone home. Since it was summer, she was able to paint in solitude, contemplating Monet’s experiences, until 10 or so at night, when the sun finally set. n Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday n Reception: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 n Contact: (858) 748-9494 n Web: cherrysweig.com; powaycenter.com

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We believe that All Hallows is much more than simply a place to worship once a week. It is also a center for learning, teaching, sharing faith experiences, and for giving and receiving that strength that we all need for our life-long journey with God. We are those servants mentioned by Jesus (Matthew 25:1430). Each of us have been richly gifted, but these gifts must be invested wisely and generously to help others, according to the principles of good Christian Stewardship. Know that you are most welcome at All Hallows. We hope that you will find your faith home here in our community. May God bless you.

Founded 1959

Weekdays - M, T, W & F Mass - 7 am Communion - Th 7 am & S - 8 am Reconciliation: Sat. 4:45 pm Sat. Vigil 5:30 pm Sunday Masses: 8 am & 9:30 am

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LEGAL NOTICES Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033690 Fictitious Business Name(s): M2 Supply Located at: 2171 Logan Ave #10, San Diego, CA., 92113, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 2171 Logan Ave #10, San Diego, CA., 92113. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was Oct. 8, 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Morgan Mayer, 2171 Logan Ave #10, San Diego, CA., 92113. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/07/2011. Morgan Mayer, LJ1006, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-035377 Fictitious Business Name(s): CJ Charles Jewelers Located at: 1135 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was 01/01/1999. This business is hereby registered by the following: Vahid Moradi, Inc., 1135 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/28/2011. Vahid Moradi, LJ1007, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00103114-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. PETITION OF: Marissa Robella for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Marissa Robella filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Marissa Robella to Proposed Name Marissa Vogelsinger. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 9, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light, 565 Pearl St., Suite 300, La Jolla, 92037. 858-2187232. Date: Dec. 28, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ1005, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 Trustee Sale No. 446269CA Loan No. 0678204561 Title Order No. 643475 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-16-2004. 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 01-26-2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-05-2004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004-0743986, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: NASSER ESLAMIAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check 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,

PET CONNECTION Old English Sheepdog Wanna- Be named Einstein. 4 yr. old male, white/gray terrier/mix. Cute as can be! Medium size. Loves his toys. Walks easily on leash. Playful and high energy. Would do best with an active family and fenced yard to play in. Come & meet him at San Diego County shelter in Bonita. ID Tag #S332. Shelter phone: 619-767-2675. www.sddac.com. New Year Party Jan. 5th 7pm-8pm Muttropolis, 7755 Girard Ave, La Jolla www.muttropolis.com FCIA Adoption Event Jan. 7th 10:30am-1:30pm Petco, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar www.fcia.petfinder.com

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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: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,072,685.32 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1167 AVENIDA AMANTEA LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 357-410-21-00 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 options 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: 12-302011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com P911871 1/5, 1/12, 01/19/2012, LJ1004 Trustee Sale No. 434531CA Loan No. 3017872551 Title Order No. 602128397 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-24-2007. 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 01-26-2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-03-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0521544, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: SHAROK ESLAMIAN AND, SIMA PARSA, 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 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: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,312,504.50 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7350-54 FAY AVENUE LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 351-061-22 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 options 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: 12-302011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com P911833 1/5, 1/12, 01/19/2012, LJ1003 Trustee Sale No. 447229CA Loan No. 0729673392 Title Order No. 688646 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-25-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-262012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-01-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006-0777040, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: GEORGE J. BRANA AND ALICE L BRANA, 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 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: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $762,679.00 (estimated)


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TS #: CA-10-396405-AB Order #: 100638542-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ROBERT SCOTT BOAZ & PATRICIA M BOAZ , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COUMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 04/11/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0251051 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California; Date of Sale: 1/31/2012 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: $814,075.75 The purported property address is: 5324 LA JOLLA BLVD LA JOLLA, CA 92037 Assessors Parcel No. 415-041-07 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return

of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P906149 1/5, 1/12, 01/19/2012, LJ1001 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00102647-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Superior Court of California, Civil Division, 330 W. Broadway, P.O. Box 120128, San Diego, CA., 92112-0128. PETITION OF: Shengxiang Huo for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Shengxiang Huo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Shengxiang Huo to Proposed Name Shane Aukim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 01, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8, Room, 2nd Flr. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light. Date: Dec. 16, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ1000, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034336 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. The Take Pomegranate With You Institute b. The American Durian Institute Located at: 3648 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The first day of business: December 13, 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Donnan A. Mandell, 3648 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA., 92122. #2. Brigitt Mandell, 3648 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/15/2011. Mr. Donnan A. Mandell, LJ999, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034817 Fictitious Business Name(s): Onlineocity Located at: 8762 Robinhood Ln., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 12/1/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michael Harris, 8762 Robinhood Ln., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/20/2011. Michael C. Harris, LJ998, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00102932-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Hall of Justice. PETITION OF: Rosa Cristina Capitao for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Rosa Cristina Capitao filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Rosa Cristina Capitao to Proposed Name Rosa Cristina Capitao Cregger. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 07, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light. Date: Dec. 23, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ997, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033843 Fictitious Business Name(s): Kendra’s Coffee Cart Located at: 3655 Nobel Dr., San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Kendra DeSandre, 13724 Ruette Le Parc, Unit B, Del Mar, CA., 92014. #2. Jesus Alfredo Soto-Mariscal, 13724 Ruette Le Parc, Unit B, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/09/2011. Kendra DeSandre, LJ996, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-035031 Fictitious Business Name(s): Plasmid Prep Service Located at: 4050 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite J, San Diego, CA., 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: MabPrex, Inc., 4050 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite J, San Diego, CA., 92121, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/22/2011. Chulho Park, LJ995, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033941 Fictitious Business Name(s): RBL Consulting located at: 210 Westbourne St., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County, This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was December 1, 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ranney Lochtefeld, 210 Westbourne St., La Jolla, California 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/09/2011, Ranney Lochtefeld, LJ994, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034557 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Boutique Officine Panarai b. Boutique Officine Panarai La Jolla c. Panarai Boutique La Jolla Located at: 1137 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1135 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Vahid Moradi, Inc., 1135 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/16/2011, Vahid Moradi, LJ993, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034394 Fictitious Business Name(s): TaxConnections Inc. Located at: 1712 Valdes Drive, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 2389, La Jolla, CA., 92038. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was Oct. 25, 2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: TaxConnections, Inc., 1712 Valdes Drive, La Jolla, CA., 92037, Delaware. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/15/2011. Kathleen Jennings, LJ992, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 Trustee Sale No. 11-00367-4 Loan No. 010057014 / 8070 La Jolla Scenic LP APN 346-73244 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 3, 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 January 12, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 11, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0763768 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, CA, executed by: 8070 La Jolla Scenic LP, a Delaware limited partnership, as Trustor, in favor of Pacific Western Bank, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the

ANSWERS 12/29/11

Street address and other common designation of the real property: 6645 CAMINITO SCIOTO LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 353-032-3414 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 options 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: 12-292011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P911520 1/5, 1/12, 01/19/2012, LJ1002

United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Beneficiary has elected and hereby elects to conduct a unified foreclosure sale pursuant to the provisions of California Commercial Code Section 9604(a)(1)(B) and to include in the nonjudicial foreclosure of the estate described in this Notice of Trustee’s Sale all of the personal property and fixtures described in the Deed of Trust and in any other instruments in favor of Beneficiary, which property is more particularly described in Exhibit “A” hereto. Exhibit “A” Personal Property Description T.S. No.: 11-00367-4 Loan No.: 010057014/ 8070 La Jolla Scenic LP Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as those in the Deed of Trust/ Loan Documents. All tangible and intangible items obtained or owned by, or in the possession of borrower

that are directly or indirectly related to the acquisition, development, design, construction, permitting, marketing, or habitation of the real property or the improvements to the constructed at the real property commonly known as 8070 North La Jolla Scenic Drive, La Jolla CA with Assessor’s Parcel Number 346-73244; whether heretofore or hereafter issued, prepared or executed, including without limitation, all building materials, supplies, fixtures, equipment, permits, licenses, authorizations and approvals; trademarks and tradenames, and all land use entitlements, development rights, sewer capacity approvals, density allocations and other rights or approvals relating to or authorizing the development or occupancy of the property, plus all utility or other deposits, reimbursement rights, studies, tests, contracts, plans and specifications, relating to the property and improvements;

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la Jolla hoMeS Slow growth for 2012 says investment firm Grubb & Ellis Company, a real estate services and investment firm, released its 2012 National Real Estate Forecast on Jan. 5, which predicts a year of slow but continued growth for all commercial real estate property sectors. “Although a variety of economic and political factors, including continued high unemployment, an upcoming U.S. presidential election and the unresolved European sovereign debt crisis weigh on the minds of real estate owners, users and investors, we anticipate gradual improvement in leasing markets and a boost in investment sales volume,” said Robert Bach, senior vice president, chief economist. “This is based on an assumption of GDP growth in the range of 2.0 to 2.5 percent in 2012, still below the economy’s long-term potential of around 3 percent, and an average of 125,000 net new payroll jobs per month.” Specifically, Grubb & Ellis expects property sectors to continue to move ahead in the following sequence, from bestperforming to worst-performing: multi housing, hospitality, industrial, retail and office. The multi housing sector was among the strongest performers in 2011. During the year, effective rental rates and occupancy rates increased, with only 38,000 units added to the market. Tough qualifying standards for prospective home buyers and the growth of the 18- to 34-year-old age group ensure that this sector will continue to be one of the most popular and sought-after commercial real estate investments in 2012. whether any of the foregoing is owned now or acquired later; all accessions, additions, replacements, and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records of any kind relating to any of the foregoing; all proceeds relating to any of the foregoing (including insurance, general intangibles and account proceeds, with respect to any term used herein that is defined in either (i) Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code as in force in jurisdiction in which the security agreement was signed by the Debtor at the time it was signed, or (ii) Article 9 as in force at any relevant time in the jurisdiction in which the financing statement is filed, the meaning of ascribed thereto with respect to any particular item of property shall be under the more encompassing of the two definitions; All accessions, attachments, accessories, tools, parts, supplies, replacements of and additions to any of the collateral whether added now or later; All products and produce of any of the property; All accounts, general intangibles, instruments, rents, monies, payments, and all other rights, arising out of a sale, lease, consignment or other disposition of any of the property; All proceeds (including insurance proceeds) from the sale, destruction, loss, or other disposition of any of the property, and sums due from a third party who has damaged or destroyed the Collateral or from that party’s insurer, whether due to judgment, settlement or other process; All records and data relating to any of the property, whether in form of a writing, photograph, microfilm, microfiche, or electronic media, together with all of Grantor’s right, title and interest in and to all computer software required to utilize, create, maintain, and process any such records or data on electronic media; End of “Exhibit A” Beneficiary reserves the right to revoke its election as to some or all of said personal property and/or fixtures, or to add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election

herein expressed, at Beneficiary’s sole election, from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the trustee’s sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8070 North La Jolla Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $4,269,268.90 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered

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3276 Camintio East Bluff #103 3336 Caminito East Bluff #156

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8324 Via Sonoma #68

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8686 Via Mallorca #G

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8538 Ruett Monte Carlo

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7811 Eads Ave. #207

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230 Prospect #23

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1001 Genter St. #2E

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515 Gravilla St.

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351 Mesa Way

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2534 Caminito Muirfield

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1105 La Jolla Ranch Road

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5554 Linda Rosa Ave.

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309 Colima Court

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5590 Caminito Consuelo # 49

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9695 Claiborne Square

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13707 Mira Montana Drive

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366 Forward St.

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3151 Via Alicante

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202 Coast Blvd.

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for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: December 09, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 11-00367-4 135 Main Street, Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-2472450 Tamala Dailey, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 P906843 12/22, 12/29, 01/05/2012, LJ991 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034130 Fictitious Business Name(s): Woven Apparel Located at: 10824 New Salem Pt., San Diego, CA., 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jeffrey Cabanban, 10824 New Salem Pt., San Diego, CA., 92126. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/13/2011. Jeffrey Cabanban, LJ990, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00102163-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101 PETITION OF: Jessica Shpolyansky for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Jessica Shpolyansky filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Jessica Shpolyansky to Proposed Name Jessica Sky McCracken. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing

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indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jan. 26, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jollla Light. Date: Dec. 12, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ989, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033633 Fictitious Business Name(s): Smart Books Located at: 629 Colima Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Heidi Dowd, 629 Colima St., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/07/2011. Heidi Dowd, LJ983, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033265 Fictitious Business Name(s): Splint Located at: 8510 Costa Verde Blvd.,

#2404, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 1/1/2008. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jeremy Trope, 8510 Costa Verde Blvd., #2404, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/02/2011. Jeremy Trope, LJ982, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033561 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Royal Lighting Company b. Royal Lighting Located at: 6395 Rancho Mission Rd #3, San Diego, CA., 92108, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: CoPartners. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Brandon Joseph Lussier, 1049 Estes St., El Cajon, CA., 92020. #2. Lowell T. Murray IV, 6395 Rancho Mission Rd #3, San Diego, CA., 92108. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/06/2011. Brandon Joseph Lussier, LJ981, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00101812-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Central Division. PETITION OF: Justine Legaspi for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Justine Legaspi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Justine Legaspi to Proposed Name Justine Hechter.

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jan. 18, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light, 565 Pearl Street, Suite 300, La Jolla, CA., 92037. Date: Dec. 01, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ979, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-032399 Fictitious Business Name(s): Pro Systems Construction located at: 8145 Ronson Road, Suite C, San Diego, CA., 92111, San Diego County, This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 10/31/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: Kenneth A. Simmons, 8145 Ronson Road, Suite C, San Diego, CA., 92111. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/21/2011, Kenneth A Simmons, LJ980, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012


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