Volume XVI, Issue 43
Nov. 1, 2012 Published Weekly
DMUSD’s API scores highest in the county
■ Local resident runs to raise funds for unique children’s nonprofit. Page 9
BY KAREN BILLING The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) has the highest Academic Performance Index (API) scores in the county. According to a report given at the DMUSD’s Oct. 24 board meeting, with a district-wide score of 961 (up from 956) on its Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests, Del Mar continues to perform at the top.
Surrounding local elementary school districts help round out the top three districts in the county: Rancho Santa Fe School received a 960 and Solana Beach School District is third with a district-wide API of 944 (up from 942). Sage Canyon School received the highest API score in the district with 982 (out of 1,000). Its score of 982 is
also tops in the county. Carmel Del Mar School had the highest jump in scores from last year, moving up 19 points to a 950. Del Mar Heights also scored 10 points higher than last year with a 968. “It’s such a pleasure to look at our test scores and the performances of our stu-
■ This month’s Patriot Profile thrives in the sky. Page 8 Former Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman watches Hayden make contact during a recent local Miracle League of San Diego event. See page B17. PHOTO/JON CLARK
Median paving wraps up on 101
■ Generation Stress? Expert has advice. Page 4
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struction activities so businesses know what to expect. The first of several twice-monthly newsletters from the city to local businesses went out on Oct. 30. Sammak also introduced a new type of bike rack, personalized with the city’s logo, that the city decided to move forward with at the suggestion of a local bike advocacy group. For more information on the project, visit /www.ci.solana-beach. ca.us/ and click the links at the bottom of the page.
Del Mar Union district Sage Canyon 982 Ocean Air 976 Del Mar Heights 968 Sycamore Ridge 963 Ashley Falls School 958 Torrey Hills 951 Carmel Del Mar 950 Del Mar Hills 921
Solana Beach district Solana Pacific 970 Carmel Creek 958 Solana Santa Fe 953 Solana Highlands 947 Skyline 918 Solana Vista 898
See API, Page 6
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BY CLAIRE HARLIN The median paving and tree planting on Highway 101 was set to finish up on Oct. 29, said Solana Beach city planner Mo Sammak on Oct. 24 in an update to the City Council on the Highway 101 Westside Improvement Project. The city launched a newsletter to facilitate communication between the city and the business community, and the newsletter, which will also be posted on the City Hall kiosk and the city’s website, will focus on upcoming con-
API scores by school
Changes planned for Pacific Highlands Ranch project BY KAREN BILLING Changes are in store for the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch project as a sale to new owner Coast Income Properties is nearly complete. The planned mixeduse development on Carmel Valley Road, across from Canyon Crest Academy, will see a new configuration of buildings, more residential units and the proposed movie theater has been removed from the plans. Tom Blake, Coast Income Properties founder and president, appeared before the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board on
Oct. 25 as his company is seeking the planning board’s approval on a substantial conformance review, which is a determination that the new project is in conformance with a previously approved permit. The Village at PHR was approved by the city in 2010 for 294 residential units, 195,000 square feet of retail and 2,189 parking spaces, generating 16,000 average daily trips (ADT). The site also includes space reserved for a future city library and two acres of See HIGHLANDS, Page 6
Sun writers win 11 more awards Solana Beach Sun writers and photographers took home 11 more journalism awards at the San Diego Press Club’s 39th annual “Excellence in Journalism Awards” event held Oct. 23 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. In the non-daily newspaper category, Sun writers won five first place awards, four second place awards, and two third place awards. The Solana Beach Sun - has won numerous national, regional and local awards over the years, including three first place national “General Excellence” awards.
The writers and photographers who won awards at the Oct. 23 event include: Joe Tash (first place: Business & Financial, second place: General News); Arthur Lightbourn (first place: Profile); Claire Harlin (first place: Food and Restaurant); Jeanne McKinney (first place: Military); Frank LaRosa (first place: Gardening); Marsha Sutton (three second place awards in Essay/Commentary/Opinion; Arts & Entertainment; Columns); Karen Billing (third place: Features); and Jon Clark (third place: Still Sports Photography).
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CV planning board chair says he has not yet taken a position on One Paseo project BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Valley Community Planning Board Chair Frisco White addressed concerns about his appearance on a mailer for San Diego County Board of Supervisors candidate Dave Roberts at the Oct. 25 planning board meeting. The front of the mailer has a photo of White as a community leader in support of Roberts, which he approved, but he was unaware what the content would be on the back of the mailer. The back of the mailer shows a picture of several community members with Roberts and a statement: “Dave Roberts is the only candidate for County Supervisor who will protect the character of our neighborhoods. Dave will stand with us against overdevelopment of the One Paseo site.” The comment process on the Environmental Impact Report for One Paseo, a mixed-use development planned for El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights, is still ongoing and White clarified that he and the planning board have yet to take a position. “I do not have an opinion on One Paseo at this time,” said White, noting he would not have an opinion until the final project has been vetted by the planning board. Marcela Escobar-Eck, a representative for Kilroy Realty and the One Paseo project, was concerned with the perception the flier gave out. “My clients were concerned about the perception that members of recognized planning groups have already taken a position on the project,” Escobar-Eck said. “We just wanted Frisco to acknowledge the perception it gave that the chair of the planning board is opposed to the project. I’m glad that Frisco said what he did.” A member of the Roberts’ campaign Steven Heverly, who was in attendance at the Oct. 25 meeting, apologized to White for the misunderstanding. The One Paseo project is a city project and will not go before San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The San Diego City Council will approve or disapprove the development.
Local senior living community is a polling site for Nov. 6, 2012 Don’t forget to vote in the 2012 Presidential election. Emeritus at Carmel Valley, a senior living community, is a convenient polling site on Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Emeritus at Carmel Valley’s offers local seniors and the general public a convenient location and a stress-free environment in which to submit their ballots for the 2012 Presidential election. Visit Emeritus at Carmel Valley’s inviting lobby, comfortable seating with snacks and beverages prepared for enjoyment by its cook staff on Nov. 6 while you cast your vote in the 2012 Presidential wlection. Friends, family, and the general public are all welcome! Emeritus is located at 13101 Hartfield Ave. in San Diego. Call Carol Pisnieski, life enrichment director, at (858) 259-2222 for more information.
Bond would benefit all local schools in high school district, parent proponent tells board BY KAREN BILLING San Dieguito Union School District’s Proposition AA is just one of several school bonds that local residents will cast their vote on in the Nov. 6 election. Robert Nascenzi, a SDUHSD parent, visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board last week to generate support for the bond that will provide the district with 21st century classrooms as well as repair and upgrade schools. The $449 million general obligation bond will cost the average district homeowner about $150 a year. “The reason we chose to move here was because of the schools in this area,” Nascenzi said. “[Prop AA] is really important for the future of our kids and our community. When you think about it, it supports our property values to have good schools in our community.” The San Diego County Taxpayers Association has also supported the SDUHSD bond measure. All of the local district schools would benefit from projects supported by the bond, Nascenzi said. One of the biggest beneficiaries would be Earl Warren Middle School. Nascenzi said when he moved here 15 years ago, there were concerns then about the condition of Earl Warren Middle School and very little has changed since that time. The master plan for Earl Warren includes replacing the existing school with a new school and maintaining the existing joint-use library.
The district’s plan also includes a new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch, next to Canyon Crest Academy, which will serve 1,000 students and help overcrowding at Carmel Valley Middle School. The district intends to reduce enrollment at Carmel Valley Middle School from its current level of around 1,500 students to 1,000 students and reconfigure the Carmel Valley Middle School campus to ensure that the campus is fire safe, free of infrastructure problems, construct new drama and music buildings and update computer, math and science labs. As Torrey Pines is approaching 40 years in existence, Nascenzi said people can only imagine the needs if you looked at the school like you would a 40-year-old house— he said the needs were illustrated by a water main break a few weeks ago. Plans to improve Torrey Pines include science and technology upgrades, a renovation of the science facilities, upgrading the heating and air conditioning system, developing new industrial arts and shops, and giving the campus a performing arts center. It is the only high school in the district without one. Even though Canyon Crest Academy is the newest school, Nascenzi said they ran out of money when building it and were unable to build athletic fields and additional classes for science and technology. The master plan for CCA includes a new black box theater, repurposing the existing black box theater to industrial arts for a robotic See BOND, page 6
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County supervisors agree to consider a possible fairgrounds partnership — without financial liability BY JOE TASH County supervisors have agreed to study a partnership with the agency that runs the Del Mar Fairgrounds that could give the county some say in the fairgrounds’ operations, but not subject the county to any financial liability. At its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to direct the county’s Chief Administrative Officer to meet with “stakeholders” and come up with a recommendation on a partnership with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the state-owned fairgrounds. The issue will come back before the Board of Supervisors in 60 to 90 days. Adam Day, president of the 22nd DAA board of directors, initiated the partnership discussion in a letter to the county. Supervisors said they believe the fairgrounds could benefit from the county’s management and financial expertise, but they insisted that no county money could be used on the fairgrounds or its operations. “I’m cautiously optimistic with the proposal,” said Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, whose 3rd District includes the fairgrounds. “In my opinion, it could be very helpful to the 22nd DAA and operations there to have some county guidance.” Slater likely won’t get to vote on the proposed partnership, as she will be stepping down from the board in December after serving five terms.
Day said he has been talking with Gov. Jerry Brown’s office and other state officials for several months about such partnership arrangements, with the goals of strengthening local control of the fairgrounds, increasing transparency of fairgrounds operations, protecting the facility’s employees and providing flexibility and freedom from state regulations and bureaucracy. Currently, members of the 22nd DAA board are appointed by the governor. The issue of local control of the fairgrounds has gained increasing prominence since 2010, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tentatively approved a sale of the fairgrounds property to the city of Del Mar as a way of raising money for the cash-strapped state. That proposal stalled after Brown took office. Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard spoke in favor of the proposal at Wednesday’s board meeting, and urged supervisors to include local jurisdictions affected by fairgrounds operations, such as the cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach, in the process of forming a proposal for local governance. Also speaking in support of the proposal was Assemblyman Martin Garrick. The Board of Supervisors’ vote to study a partnership between the county and the Del Mar fairgrounds occurred just before press-time. A complete report on the board’s action will be included in next week’s paper.
Amid a possible county partnership, Del Mar residents share their vision for the fair board BY CLAIRE HARLIN There’s a proposal on the table for San Diego County and the 22nd District Agricultural Association to partner up in running the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and it’s got some locals thinking this could be the happy ending to a decades-long effort to secure a local voice on the board. Concerns that decisions made at the state-governed fairgrounds don’t always reflect the best interest of the fair’s neighboring communities — Solana Beach and Del Mar — are not new. Del Mar resident Bud Emerson is one of several local “fair watchers” who keep up with issues concerning the fair and have helped recruit a number of qualified candidates to apply for fair board positions. Six Del Mar applicants — including a former mayor, a former city manager and city attorney, and a retired judge who was once appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Superior Court — have vied for board spots since Brown was elected last year, and all have been vetoed far into the selection process. Candidates have also come forth from Solana Beach. “We think there’s someone in the inner circle who’s got the Governor’s ear and has a strong anti-Del Mar
bias,” Emerson said, adding that a “simple fix” would be to have two seats on the nine-member board that are designated for one resident appointed from Del Mar and another from Solana Beach. “My thinking is that this new partnership proposal with the county is a potential opportunity, if the county negotiates with integrity,” he said. “I’m sure the Governor has so many other things to worry about, which makes even more sense to have a local process.” Longtime Del Mar resident Peter Kaye, however, said Del Mar should be careful what it wishes for. Just because someone lives in Del Mar, doesn’t mean they would serve as a Del Mar advocate. An author and former journalist, Kaye wrote a newspaper op-ed years ago about Del Mar wanting its own seat on the board. In it, he interviewed his neighbor and friend, Brooks Parry, who was the last Del Mar resident to serve on the board. He wrote that Parry, who passed away last month, considered herself a “director from Del Mar rather than Del Mar’s representative on the board. From 1986 to 1995, she was known on the board for
her passionate interest in agriculture and the junior livestock auction, however, she told Kaye in the interview for his op-ed that “fair board members should represent the whole county and not just Del Mar.” “Often, the [Del Mar City Council] is a faction that says ‘Do it my way or no way,’” she said, adding that she “tried not to have a pre-conceived point of view.” She did say, however, that the fair board positions “are real political plums.” “They’re more prized than judgeships or seats on the UC Board of Regents,” Kaye quoted her as saying in his column. Kaye said this is because “Del Mar really has no clout” to the Governor. “There’s been bad blood between the city and the fair for 15 years or more,” he said. “What’s important to the Governor is getting people on the fair board who will support him and become his political ally … In the case of Brooks, though, she was a real exception … The people who backed her had agricultural interests.” Jacqueline Winterer, a longtime Del Mar resident and lagoon advocate who has spoken at many a fair See BOARD, page 7
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Generation Stress? Expert has advice on raising resilient, successful kids
Parenting expert Michele Borba speaks to parents about helping kids manage stress in a talk held at The Bishop’s School. what’s called psychological immunity. So when the real tough stuff happens the kid just falls apart,” she said. Borba believes a better way for parents to help their children is to teach them skills to withstand life’s storms such as self-reliance, resilience, perseverance, even grit – a catchall characteristic being touted in this fall’s bestselling book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character” by Paul Tough. Borba’s advice for parents: 1) Start at home. Research shows that students with the highest self-esteem and strongest sense of character were raised by parents who showed unconditional love and acceptance, set firm, yet achievable expectations, and communicated openly and respectfully. “Kids say their No. 1 pressure is to not let their parents down,” Borba said. “They need to know, ‘I love you and I like you for who you are,’
she said. ‘I accept your strengths but I can also identify your weaknesses.’ ” 2) Build coping skills. Don’t rescue children from disappointments and failures. “Help them to recognize that ‘I can make it and I can survive it,’ ” she said. 3) How you praise matters. Citing research by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, Borba said telling kids they are smart or did a good job on a test is “actually one of the worst things you can do.” Praising outcomes teaches children that their intelligence and ability to succeed is fixed. By praising effort instead, children see the value of hard work, which will help them for life. 4) Say no. Today’s children are used to getting what they want. But delaying gratification builds determination and perseverance skills. If they don’t really need something, stretch out how long children can wait for something or make them put it as a goal, Borba said. 5) Help kids manage stress. Techniques such as deep breathing or yoga helps children get through stressful times, while being organized helps them avoid them. Teach students how to prioritize homework goals, to manage time and to cut back on activities. “Kids are desperate for time management skills. Help them,” she said. Want to read more? Borba recommends: •Her blog at http://www.micheleborba.com/ blog/2011/11/28/15-serious-facts-about-high-school-stress/ • ‘Mindset,’ by Carol Dweck
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BY CATHERINE IVEY LEE Today’s students might be the smartest generation on record. Their IQs are higher, their GPAs are numerical masterpieces, and their resumes are bursting with achievement. But they are also the most stressed-out generation in recent history, warned parenting expert Michele Borba during a recent talk at The Bishop’s School on “Raising Self-Reliant Kids to Strive and Survive.” WeCare, a consortium of six independent schools, including Bishop’s and La Jolla Country Day, sponsored the event. “The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are saying we have never seen such high level of stress in our kids,” said Borba, an educational psychologist and author of 23 books on parenting. Having gotten into prestigious colleges, many of today’s best and brightest feel overwhelmed, anxious and depressed once there, Borba said. Alarmed college counselors have dubbed them, “Generation Stress,” as well as “crispies” and “tea cups” — some students are burned out before college even begins while others break like china at the first failure they experience without a parent around. It’s not just college students. In a survey at WeCare’s consortium schools, middle and high school students ranked “feeling pressure from their parents” and “time management” as their top worries, according to the group’s chair, Jill Skrezyna. Why are kids struggling? Borba blames today’s pressurefilled and competitive culture in part. In addition, she said that despite their best intentions, today’s parents can make things worse by protecting their children from setbacks. “Researchers are saying that what would really help our children above all else is not just to have that IQ and smartness, but the ability to be able to bounce back when the inevitable thing called a failing experience happens,” Borba said. “If we rescue them along the way, we don’t build up
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Armenian church project on El Camino Real to be reviewed St. John Garabed Church, an Armenian church planned for El Camino Real, will be reviewed by the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s regional issues subcommmitee meeting on Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library. The project came before the planning board for an update at its Oct. 25 meeting. The multi-phase project includes a 350-seat church, a 500-seat multi-purpose hall, a cultural and education center and a youth center in a “village-like” cluster of buildings. At its highest the church will be 93 feet tall, the other two buildings will be 30 and 40 feet tall. “We weren’t able to achieve the sacred proportions of Armenian church architecture, where the height is greater than the width, because of the setting,” said Dennis Hyndman, the architect for the project. “We feel we’ve done a good job changing the project but maintaining the traditional architecture that is important to Armenian people…Hopefully this project will enhance the community of Carmel Valley.” According to Marcela Escobar-Eck, the land use planner for the site, the church has focused its development to a mesa top on the land to minimize the impact on natural resources on the site. The hope is to restore the surrounding open space area, benefit the wildlife corridor and enlarge the wetlands area. The access drive has proven to be the biggest challenges for the site, Escobar-Eck said. They tried to negotiate an easement using the neighboring Evangelican Formosan Church’s property but the church was unwilling to grant the easement. The access point will now be a driveway near the toe of the slope of the property. A short deceleration lane will be added for the entrance to the church and a short acceleration lane will be added for the right-only exit.
New community relations officer joins Northwestern Division
Natalie Hone is the new community relations officer at the San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division, replacing Officer Adrian Lee. Lee received a special commendation from District 1 City Councilmember Sherri Lightner for his service to the community over the last two years; Lee is transitioning to a new role as a sergeant. Hone introduced herself at the Oct. 25 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, discussing a recent incident involving a Hispanic male who was spotted watching cross country team girls at both Torrey Pines High and Canyon Crest Academy campuses. The suspect drives a 2007 Toyota Yaris and is described as 5”9, in his 30s, about 160 pounds and easily identifiable by his handlebar moustache. “We know who he is and where he lives and we’ve been looking out and watching for him,” said Hone. “He knows that we’re watching him so we doubt he’s coming back to any schools around here.” If he is spotted, or to make any other report of suspicious activity, call Northwestern Division at (858) 484-3154. Hone can be reached at (858) 523-7031 or by e-mail at nhone@ pd.sandiego.gov. The division also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/sdpdnorthwesterndivision that people can like and stay updated.
SANDAG replenishes Solana Beach’s beaches with nearby offshore sand BY CLAIRE HARLIN Solana Beach is set to receive 140,000 cubic yards of sand on its beaches in early November as part of a $28.5 million regional restoration project conducted by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Solana Beach is one of eight replacement sites along the county’s coast, with sand being borrowed from three offshore sites: Mission Beach, the San Dieguito Lagoon off Del Mar, and off Swami’s beach near the San Elijo Lagoon, just north of Solana Beach. The most sand was planned to be removed from the 124-acre dredge area off Del Mar’s coast, according to the project Environmental Impact Report, however, Del Mar chose not to receive more sand on its beaches due to fiscal decisions. As of late October, equipment has already been placed on the beaches around Fletcher Cove to start dredging, and SANDAG suggests using caution in the water and on the beach during this process. In addition, the South Cardiff State Beach parking lot is being used intermittently through as late as mid-November, however, the work takes place at night while the parking lot is closed for public use. The Regional Beach Sand Project, which kicked off in September and has already culminated in Imperial Beach and Oceanside, is funded by the five participating cities — So-
lana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and Imperial Beach — as well as the state’s Department of Boating and Waterways. According to SANDAG, Solana Beach’s contribution to the project is about $335,000 and comes at least in part from the California Coastal Commission Sand Mitigation Fund — which is collected from property owners to mitigate the adverse impacts of shoreline protective structures such as seawalls. A nearly identical project took place in 2001, and Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian said in a memo that this project builds on the success of that one. “As the vice chair of the SANDAG Shoreline Preservation Working Group, I have led the effort since 2007 along with my coastal colleagues to implement a second beach replenishment project,” he said. “Since that time we have conducted the required environmental review and obtained all of the permits and approvals needed to place sand back on the region’s eroded beaches. Representatives from various state agencies, including the California Department of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Fish and Game, California Coastal Commission, California state parks and many others came together for the benefit of the region and have worked tirelessly to make this project a reality.”
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HIGHLANDS continued from page 1 village community green. Blake aims to adapt that plan so it “makes sense”— adding 105 to 110 residential units, deleting 40,000 to 45,0000 square feet of retail mostly by removing the theater, reducing the number of parking spaces and reducing the ADT by 20 percent. Blake said they want to put a rush on the plans and get something built for the community as soon as they can. “I’ve wanted to purchase this for years and got very serious about it 18 months ago,” Blake said. “We’re pretty excited about this project. I think it’s one of the best pieces of real estate in San Diego and we want to create something the community supports, something the community uses and something that we can be proud that we did at the end of the day.”
Blake said he has already put out some feelers to potential retail tenants and while he didn’t want to name names, he said those interested are a “tremendous draw.” “We can get started on the retail right away, that’s what’s driving the rush,” Blake said. Blake said the main problem they had with the Village plan was the cinema. He said the use is too expensive to build, it generates a lot of trips and requires intensive parking. He said the plan was for it to be a boutique cinema and now that the similar Cinepolis has opened at Del Mar Highlands, there is no longer a need for it. The residential units will be transferred in from neighboring sites that already have homes approved by the city. Coast Income is purchasing the two-acre “jelly bean” parcel on Carmel Valley Road, which was approved for 60 units. Coast Income will
Suspect wanted in connection with sexual assault at Del Mar Fairgrounds The man in the photo at right is wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar). The incident happened Sept. 30 at around 6 p.m. The victim told deputies she met a man while outside waiting for a taxi. She walked with the subject to a remote area of the fairgrounds and was assaulted. The victim reported the crime and detectives from the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station are seeking information from the public to identify the subject. No weapon was used and the victim sustained minor injuries. The suspect was described as a white male; 20-25 years old; approximately 5’10” tall; heavy set with short, brown hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with the word “Navy,” and eyeglasses. The picture above was taken from the Del Mar Fairgrounds surveillance. It is the policy of the Sheriff’s Department to not disclose the identity of victims in sexual assault cases. If you recognize this man, call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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build only eight of those 60 units on the jelly bean and move the remaining 52 to the Village. They are also purchasing a neighboring Taylor Morrison development and bringing 57 of its excess units to the Village. The design and architecture will remain as was originally proposed and buildings will be a mix of one to six stories. The new plans reflect a 5-foot height increase over what was approved. Also gone from the plans is the proposed sevenstory parking garage that included two subterranean levels. Blake said the garage will be much smaller in scale, only three levels with none underground. Blake said they are very excited about the opportunities for the open space portion of the Village and hope to get input from the board and the public on what kind of amenities they would like. One change that some board members and audience members were unsure about is alterations to the proposed grocery store. Under the new plans, the 4,300-square-foot building tentatively tagged for a grocery store on the corner of Carmel Valley Road and Del Mar Heights Road has been split into two buildings, one intended for a smaller bou-
tique market, like a Trader Joe’s. “I’m concerned at the loss of the grocery store because it forces everyone in Pacific Highlands Ranch to continue to drive to Carmel Valley and PHR is supposed to be self-contained,” said resident Ken Farinksy. Board members Christian Clews and Debbie Lokanc also expressed their disappointment that the grocery store was removed. Board member Manjeet Ranu reminded the board that Pardee Homes never committed to a grocery store and a restriction was never put into the project’s permit. Resident Gary Levitt, also a commercial property developer, said that the market has changed. Had the project been built five years ago, a grocery store would definitely make sense. But that is no longer the case, he said. “The Targets and Walmarts are eating the lunch of the standard supermarket today,” Levitt said. The planning board will review details of Coast Income Properties’ substantial conformance review at an upcoming regional issues subcommittee meeting, possibly on Nov. 7 before they go dark for the holidays.
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San Dieguito Union School District API score also high Local middle and high school API scores were also up for the most part, with Canyon Crest Academy’s score highest in the county: • CCA’s 2012 growth API is 917, up from 910 in 2011 Base score. • Torrey Pines High
continued from page 1 dents,” said Shelley Peterson, assistant superintendent of instructional services. “It’s a direct reflection of the work our teachers are doing at every grade level.” API is also measured in district subgroups. Peterson singled out the performance of English learners (which make up 11 percent of the district) and students with disabilities (14 percent). Over a three-year period, the English learners have seen a 44-point jump in scores, up to 924 this year. In the students with disabilities subgroup, the district has seen a 13-point rise in scores to 832. Eight out of 10 grade levels maintained or improved on the percent they scored proficient and advanced. District-wide students performing proficient or advanced in English language arts (ELA) and math has increased steadily over the last three years. Overall the district is 92 percent proficient or advanced, high above the county average in ELA of 59 percent and 65 percent in math. Statewide the averag-
School’s is 888 for 2012 Growth API, up from 882. • Carmel Valley Middle School is 974, up from 972. • Earl Warren is 908, down from 925. The San Dieguito Union High School District overall is 892, up from 887.
es are 58 percent proficient or advanced in ELA and 60 percent in math, reflecting that the state has a way to go before reaching 100 percent proficient by 2013-14 as mandated by No Child Left Behind. In both areas, there is only 1 percent performing below basic. “For a district to have 1 percent performing in far below basic is a phenomenal testament to the wonderful work our children do and that the teachers do at meeting their needs to continue being successful,” Peterson said. Peterson was most excited that 95 percent of the district’s fourth graders scored the highest possible scores on the writing tests. In 2011, 38 percent scored at an advanced level and this year that number leapt to 62 percent. “That is phenomenal,” said Peterson. “Our focus in Del Mar has been writing… we’ve done a great deal of professional development for our teachers and that shows it’s really helping students. (The scores) show when you stay the course and choose a focus based on data, you get the results you were going after.”
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BOND continued from page 2 program, a new dance classroom, constructing a new two-story classroom building for science labs, renovating the athletic fields, constructing a new all-weather track and synthetic soccer field with bleachers, as well as new varsity baseball and softball fields. Manjeet Ranu, the Pacific Highlands Ranch representative on the planning board, said there are concerns in the community about why the proceeds from the bond would pay for a new PHR middle school when residents are paying Mello-Roos Community Facilities District (CFD) taxes to finance services like schools. “There’s a feeling that there’s some double-dip-
ping,” Ranu said. John Addleman, SDUHSD’s director of planning and financial management, said Mello Roos is still part of the district’s bond program, but PHR’s CFD would not provide funding until 2019-20 in the amount of about $20 million. Typically with planning for a new school, the state would supplement CFD funds with a matching grant, but Addleman said that the state is looking to discontinue that program. He said the district can’t rely on state funding and they want to ensure that money is available when they need to build—they are hoping to start planning for the middle school in 2014 to be open in 2016. To learn more about Prop AA, visit sandieguito2012schoolsbond.org
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Community celebration to be held in honor of Maxine Gazdik’s 33 years of dedicated service to the Del Mar Union School District
Please join the Carmel Del Mar Elementary School community to celebrate Maxine Gazdik’s 33 years of dedicated service to the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD). The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. in the Carmel Del Mar Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room. Gazdik first supported the Del Mar Union School District as a parent volunteer, then went on to hold numerous positions such as a classroom aide, ELL coordinator, library services aide, playground aide, and office assistant. Gazdik then concluded her illustrious career as an administrative assistant to the principals of Carmel Del Mar EleMaxine Gazdik mentary School. Gazdik’s immediate plans in retirement are to spend more time with her two daughters and three granddaughters, garden, read, exercise, and to travel.
Balboa Ave. area residents in Del Mar recently held a reception to celebrate the beginning of the undergrounding of utilities in their neighborhood. The undergrounding was made possible thanks to financial contributions and many years of effort by the residents. (Above) Sharyn Daly, Roger Arnold, Tom McCarthy Sheila Arnold, Zelda Waxenberg, Dagmar and Nola Gubernator, Kathy McCarthy, Jake, D’Marie Simon, Julie Iantorno, Pat Iantorno. Photo/Jon Clark
Canyon Crest Academy announces the First Raven Wishes at Burlap on Nov. 14
Parent forum on ‘Adolescent Subcultures and Current Drug Trends’ to be held Nov. 8 at TPHS
Canyon Crest Academy Foundation will hold its first Raven Wishes, a fundraiser for the Athletics program, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Burlap Restaurant in Del Mar Highlands from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend and is open to the community. For more information, please go to the CCA Foundation’s website at http://www.canyoncrestfoundation.org
A parent forum, titled “Adolescent Subcultures and Current Drug Trends”, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Torrey Pines High School Lecture Hall from 6-8 p.m. The presentation is one of the most sought-after presentations from Orange County covering the most up-to-date trends involving teens. This program has been presented across the country at conferences, law enforcement agencies, health care professionals, non-profit groups and parents. The presentation comes with a “road show” that contains drugs, paraphernalia, weapons, storage containers and other miscellaneous items that have been confiscated from students at local high schools. San Diego Police Department juvenile officers will be available for regional support, resources, and questions and answers. The event is free and open to the public. Parents only. This event is sponsored by the Recovery Education and Alcohol/Drug Instruction (READI) program of the San Dieguito Union High School district. Spanish translation is available. For more information, please contact Tiffany Findell at 760-436-6136, ext 6424 or firstname.lastname@example.org Torrey Pines High School is located at: 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd., San Diego, CA 92130.
Dr. Curtis Chan to hold Annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back Dr. Curtis Chan is smiling with great expectations for his 4th annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back. The Buy Back helps local children unload the Halloween candy they don’t need for a good cause. The candy is donated to troops overseas and children are given $1 per pound (up to five pounds). The Buy Back will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, between 3-7 p.m. at Dr. Chan’s new dental office located at 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way in Del Mar, just west of Carmel Valley Rd. The child must be present and must have or make a card for the troops in order to receive their cash. Each child will leave with a free toothbrush kit, to brush away any damage from the Halloween candy they kept. Last year the drive was a big success, collecting 2,298 pounds. A whopping 948 pounds came from the dental buy back, with partners Santa Fe Christian collecting Again this year, military serviceman will be at the Candy Buy Back. (Dr. 570 pounds and Ralph’s donating 780 Curtis Chan is above left.) pounds. Santa Fe Christian will again run a candy collection. Beanie babies and small stuffed animals are also collected along with candy, and children will receive an extra prize for donating a stuffed animal. Over 200 beanie babies were collected last year. The troops often use candy and beanie babies to connect with local children in the area they are serving. Again this year, military serviceman will be at the Candy Buy Back so in addition to writing a heartfelt card, the children can personally say “Thank you” and show appreciation for their service. Dr. Curtis Chan’s new dental office location: 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way Suite #3, Del Mar, CA 92014. For more information, call (858) 481-9090 or visit www.curtischandds.com
BOARD continued from page 3 board meeting over the years, referred to the way fair board members are chosen as “crony capitalism.” “The reason the fair board is at the present time an unsuitable governing body is because its members are appointed by the Governor after making a large contribution to the Governor’s reelection campaign,” she said. “Democrat or Republican, they represent none of the millions of people impacted by their decisions.” She said the elected city councils of San Diego, Del Mar and Solana Beach should each appoint a member to the board, the county’s Board of Supervisors should appoint a member, and other members may be appointed by agencies such as the Coastal Commission, the Water Quality Control Board and the Department of Fish and Game. She added that nine board members are too many, and seven or five may be adequate. “I would compensate the board members who serve to encourage their attendance at board meetings,” she added. “The fair board has a difficult time reaching a quorum.” Emerson said he’d like to see the fair board use some sort of neighborhood impact report, which would be similar to the environmental review cities order before embarking on major
projects. He said he’d like the board to examine the effects of traffic, noise, light and impact on the environment in regard to their events and developments. “Hopefully they would ask their staff what the impact would be in those areas, so at least we know that they’ve considered it,” Emerson said. “Even if they can’t fix it, we’d feel more respected if they actually considered it.” He said there have been people on the board who are actually “anti-Del Mar, who go out of their way to make fun of Del Mar and talk about how difficult we are.” “In most government agencies, you wouldn’t do that,” he said. Emerson said the things that take place at the fair are mostly “good and good for the customers, but it’s like having a big party house on your block and they don’t understand that other people on the block live there too.” “’I don’t want a skunk at the party,’ is the way they think,” he said. “If they had someone from Del Mar, at least there would be a fuller discussion.” Kaye said that having a local member on the board would be “symbolic,” and that person may be able to influence the others on the board. “But they are still only one out of nine votes,” he said.
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Captain Zerbin Singleton and the CH46 from Vietnam Era. Camp Pendleton, CA. Photo/Jeanne McKinney
BY JEANNE MCKINNEY This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. The stormy pasts of a historic aircraft and the last pilot trained to fly her run in close parallel. The Marine Corps’ CH46 helicopter and Captain Zerbin Singleton are both testaments to gritty survival — their exteriors pierced with extraordinary trials – their interiors strongholds of extraordinary triumphs. Singleton lives “open to opportunity.” Like the CH46, he’s seen a rougher side of life. Embracing opportunity has joined him with the legacy of the CH46 Sea Knight, a war horse of the sky that has carried assault troops and supplies and rescued the wounded dating back to 1966. He discovered when he took the plunge to serve his country that he would take on this battle-tested aircraft, which calls for the boldest and brightest to command her controls. Sometimes life tramps hardest on the boldest and brightest. Even with the most careful piloting, you can be taken down and your remains scattered. There’s a place called Helicopter Valley, Vietnam, where five CH46’s crashed in one day — killing many Marines, dusting the ground with their courage. The footprints
visited there, I loved it.” Singleton was accepted and played Slot Back for the Naval Academy. He was part of the team in 2007 when the “Mids” beat the N o t r e D a m e “Irish,” breaking a 43-year losing streak. His future looked bright – he was embracing opportunity and chasing his dream, when his war-torn past resurfaced. While only a freshman (or plebe), his stepmom called around Christmastime saying his father had committed suicide. “It was a very hard thing to encounter.” Then, he lights up the room saying, “I know that God won’t bring me to something he won’t bring me through.” Using faith as his guide, Singleton made it through a fog of despair – keeping an eye on his horizon, which was learning how to fly. “Flight school was pretty demanding – countless hours, lots of things to remember and task saturation,” he said. Instructors train students to be able to perform in stressful and emergency situations. For an average untrained citizen, catching a flight in a CH46 training sequence would be hair-raising. Being a passenger in a
Singleton has left throughout his life reveal another kind of bravery as he forged through his own fires. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Singleton grew up with only his mother, a drug addict. He saw domestic violence, drugs in the home and was, at times, homeless. When his mother was in jail, he moved in with an aunt and cousins who lived in Georgia and continued his schooling. When Singleton finally got the chance to meet his father, who left before he was born, he went in with a positive attitude. “We started growing our relationship and visited each other. I never held a grudge against him.” He believes, “How can I ask God for forgiveness if I can’t forgive others?” Flying was fascinating for this recently promoted Captain, who always wanted to be a pilot. After high school, “I was looking for schools with Division I football and aerospace engineering – two things that usually don’t go together. I was also seeking a scholarship.” He gravitated to the Naval Academy over the Air Force Academy because of the excitement of being able to land on a ship. “When I
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combat situation would be unimaginably frightening. Many hours of practice gives Singleton the “muscle memory” he needs to transition his skills from the training ground to the battlefield. “Out flying, your worst enemy is probably yourself. A majority of the mishaps in current aviation are pilot -induced. Things like not knowing your weight and balance properly, so you don’t have enough power to execute the mission, not paying attention to the weather, vertigo, or not knowing the limitations of your aircraft all come into play.” “The biggest adjustment is counter-intuitive,” he states, “you have to rely on instruments. It might look like you’re sideways, but your instruments say you are flying straight. So you have to trust.” After four years fusing his path with that of the CH46, the Marine Corps is phasing out this well-used servant. The last CH-46’s went out with a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) which deployed to Afghanistan only weeks ago. Saying farewell is “almost bittersweet” because Singleton thinks it’s “cool to be able to fly a different aircraft.” Perhaps it’ll be a Super Cobra attack helicopter or SEE PATRIOT, PAGE 12
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Local resident runs to help raise funds for SHALVA, a unique nonprofit for children with physical and mental challenges in Israel BY KAREN BILLING Local resident Ron Lifton ran the Jerusalem Half Marathon for Team SHALVA last year, raising funds and awareness for SHALVA, a nonprofit organization for children with physical and mental challenges in Israel. After running those 13.1 miles for SHALVA, Lifton wanted to take his inRon Lifton, Rabbi Kalman Samuels volvement Photo/Jon Clark one step further and brought the organization’s founder, Kalman Samuels, to San Diego last week for a fundraising reception at his Carmel Valley home. “Ron understood we were a great organization nobody knew about,” Samuels said. “He opened his heart and home and went the extra mile to share the message.” Founded 22 years ago, SHALVA currently serves 450 families with free programs that are filled to capacity. They have a budget of $4 million a year; $1.1 million comes from the government in “dibs and dabs,” but SHALVA is tasked with raising the rest. The organization has a big project in the works with the new SHALVA National Children’s Center, a $46 million, 200,000-square-foot facility in Jerusalem that would be the largest in the world for children with disabilities. When Lifton decided to participate in the Jerusalem Marathon, he wanted to take part for both the challenge of the run but also to benefit a local organization and in his search he found SHALVA. He joined Team SHALVA for extra motivation and raised $3,600 for the organization.
Lifton had the opportunity to meet Samuels at a pre-race pasta party in Jerusalem last year. “Nobody knew about SHALVA in California,” said Lifton. “I set a challenge to him to try and change that, that’s why he’s here.” The birth of SHALVA came out of Samuels’ own family tragedy. Samuels is not Israeli, he was actually born in Vancouver, Canada. In 1970, he went to Europe planning to study French and while touring abroad he visited Israel. “I kept delaying my trip home and at the end of the day I never left,” Samuels said, noting he was drawn to the history of his roots and eventually decided to become a Rabbi. He met and married his wife Malki and they had two children together. When their son Yossi was 11 months old, he went in for his DPT (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus) vaccine. It turned out that there had been a problem with the vaccine and Yossi was left blind, deaf and very hyperactive. The family had two more children and Malki was struggling to take care of Yossi on her own, especially as he was living in a “closed world with no one able to penetrate his bubble.” Malki made a vow to God that if he helped Yossi, she would dedicate herself to helping others. The Samuels received their miracle when Yossi was 8 years old. A deaf teacher named Shoshanna Weinstock was able to make a breakthrough with Yossi, spelling words into his hands in the same way Annie Sullivan had reached Helen Keller. The first word he learned was “shulchan” — Hebrew for table. “He lit up,” said Samuels. “Suddenly he could communicate…His thirst for knowledge was insatiable. I remember when he knew 10 words, then he knew 40, and then 100.” Suddenly he was no longer in a bubble. Malki and Samuels knew that it was “payback time,” that they had to make good on their vow with God and get to work helping others. In 1990, they founded SHALVA in a seven-story facility on a scenic hill with just 10 children in an after-school program. Soon people were banging on their doors and SHALVA grew by leaps and bounds. As parents of a special needs child, they knew what fellow parents and children needed. “All of the programs stem from a mother’s wish,” Samuels said. Programs include rehabilitative day care for children 18 months to 4 years old, an extended day school program for children ages 6-21, and a graduate social program for those who have graduated from the after-school program.
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Additionally, their “Me and My Mommy” program allows mothers to participate in therapy of all kinds and forge bonds with their children, as well as meet mothers going through the same experiences. “They just get put back on their feet,” said Samuels of parents who may feel helpless, depressed or defeated—he said mothers travel from as far as three hours away to participate in the program and there is a waiting list to get into the program. The center also offers overnight and weekend respite— there is room for 20 children to sleep over and provide their family with 36 hours of free time (over 56 hours on the monthly Sabbath weekend). “The respite is unique,” Samuels said. “It’s a great gift to the whole functionality of the family.” All of these programs are free and 150 staff members and 180 eager and devoted volunteers help make the center run. Lifton was inspired on his visit to the center, especially by the caring staff. “At SHALVA, you just feel the happiness.” Lifton said. Samuels happily reported that Yossi turned 36 last week, a day before he flew to San Diego. Although he can’t see or hear and uses a wheelchair to get around, he is very active and still has the same thirst for knowledge. He has a newspaper read to him daily, rides horses, can communicate on two hands at the same time and — as a “car freak” — can identify a car just by touching its door handles. In April of this year, Yossi met with former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and in December 2007, he met President George W. Bush at the White House. “He’s a busy, busy young man,” Samuels said. About five years ago, the Israeli government approached Samuels with the opportunity to add on to SHALVA with a 7-acre property in the heart of Jerusalem. Samuels said they will be able to serve so many more children and families with amenities such as an enhanced sports center, room for 100 children to stay overnight, and a life skills training “town” featuring places like stores and banks where participants can be trained to work. The facility is surrounded by 6 acres of park space that will be fully adapted for the use of challenged individuals. “The goal of the park is one magical word called ‘inclusion’,” Samuels said, noting a recent study showed over 50 percent of the public still feel uncomfortable and do not want to be around people with disabilities. “We want to have peer inclusion, that’s very important and stressed in the world of education today…we’re working hard to break down stereo-
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Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to present Shakespeare’s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ Nov. 8-17 Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” guest directed by Jason Maddy, from Nov. 8 –Nov. 17. This is a story of the King of Navarre, who has sworn three friendly lords and a flamboyant Spaniard to an oath of three years to study with little food and forsake the company of women, with the aim “to know which else we should not know.” All is set for the journey, until the princess of France and her entourage of landed ladies arrive on embassy to reclaim the Aquitaine for the king, her father. The game is afoot! It is a battle of wits and wills! Who will win — the honor or the heart? Mix in a crew of local villagers straight out of Commedia Del Arte to stir up the plot and you have one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. The community is invited to attend. The shows will take place at the Canyon Crest Black Box Theater at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego. Show times are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 1617. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the show time is 4 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.cca-envision.org/events.html Envision Theatre is funded by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parent-led 501.c.3 organization that provides fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creates an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org
Del Mar Art Center’s new art show reception is Nov. 4 The Del Mar Art Center will hold a Fall Opening Reception on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 4-8 p.m. Thirty-six local artists are showing new work inspired by all the things that make life worth living, including extended collections by our six featured artists: Terry Scott Allen (photographer), Gabrielle Benot (painter), Bob Coletti (photo illustrator), Marie Louise Dautzenberg (painter), Donna Klipstein (mosaics) and Mark Sherman (watercolors). Come and meet new members Karen Aschenbrenner and Maidy Morhous. Refreshments served. Live music performed by Yuki Sakata. The Del Mar Art Center is located in the Del Mar Plaza at 1555 Camino del Mar, Suite 122, Del Mar; 858-481-1678; www.dmacgallery.com.
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For the loved ones in your life, vote Yes on Prop W My name is Tamara and I am a resident of Solana Beach. As a cancer patient, I witnessed first-hand the need for reasonable regulations like Proposition W. In 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 35 years old with a nine-month-old breastfeeding son. The cancerous tumor in my breast was five centimeters in diameter with lymph nodes also affected. I was immediately started on chemotherapy. Within a week I had lost my hair and 10 pounds. I suffered from nausea, sleep deprivation and pain caused by the chemotherapy. It was my oncologist who wrote my recommendation for medical marijuana. I purchased the medical marijuana at a dispensary in the neighborhood where we were living. The dispensary was clean, the staff was compassionate and informed, and the marijuana products were neatly displayed for me to examine. The medical marijuana immediately restored my appetite and stopped the weight loss. It relieved my nausea and stopped the sleep deprivation. Cannabis oil also relieved my bone pain caused by the chemotherapy. Over the course of a year, I had a bilateral mastectomy and 29 lymph nodes were removed. My cancer was found to be caused by a hereditary gene, BRCA-2, which also causes ovarian cancer, so my ovaries were removed as a preventative measure. By the end of 2009, I was declared cancer free; I thought my ordeal was over. Things changed again at the end of 2011, I was suffering with all sorts of backpain and was very frail. After falling on the way to the bathroom, I went to see a doctor. The cancer was back, in my bones and my liver. The doctor put me back on chemotherapy. The pain was unbearable. I was up to 1800 milligrams of Ibuprofen and morphine twice a day. The pain and morphine left me lethargic. My son was 3 years old, and I couldn’t play with him, I couldn’t be there
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for him. I had been blogging about my experience, when someone wrote in and suggested I try hemp oil. Within three days of starting hemp oil, I was off all medication – I was off the Ibuprofen, I was off of the morphine. The cancerous cell count in my liver dropped dramatically. Within a month, I was off of the chemotherapy. The hemp oil saved my life. I stopped using the hemp oil in August 2012. The cancer was in remission, and besides with all of the closures of all of the dispensaries in San Diego County, I no longer had access to the hemp oil. Within two months, the bone cancer had aggressively returned. Marijuana is medicine – it stops the pain, it allows me to rest, it keeps my appetite up, not to mention that it stopped tumor growth. It gave me the strength and motivation to return to life. My son is now 4 years old. I want to be there for him, I want to be an awake, attentive mother. Allowing me access to medical marijuana allows me to be there for my husband and my son. With the help of medical marijuana, maybe I can beat cancer again, but even if I can’t, I want to be awake and present for every moment with my family, not sedated and aloof from the constant pain. It’s hard for me to drive far. I can go down the street to the CVS in Solana Beach for other drugs. Why can’t patients have this access to medical marijuana in our town? Proposition W would allow cancer patients, like me, in and around Solana Beach to have access to the medicine we need, through a very limited number of discreet, tightly regulated, dispensaries in our community. For the loved ones in your life, who may one day need access to marijuana medicine, please vote “Yes” on Prop W. Tamara Green
the MV-22 Osprey, an awesome tiltrotor aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter. The Osprey is twice as fast as a helicopter, has greater fuel range and multi-mission capabilities. Whatever new aircraft or assignment, the Captain ultimately looks forward to engaging in “the fight” overseas. Advanced aviation technology isn’t the only thing that’s changed since Vietnam. Back then, Singleton says, “We [the military] knew where we were
going – everybody was following the Geneva Convention laws of war. Austerely, he adds, “It’s a different situation now. They’re terrorists — they don’t have any rules to follow.” Zerbin, who’s hammered out his own rules, lives with “no regrets.” “Everything you go through in life makes you the person you are today.” He believes his stormy past has given him the will to overcome anything that comes in his way. “Whatever you accomplish, ultimately, you are in control of your own destiny.” My day ends on a lot at 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, with two icons refusing to be taken down. A CH46 (signed “Knight Riders”) is from the Vietnam era and beckons from its resting place in the back corner. Captain Singleton takes me to the metal giant that’s survived 300 bullet holes. I feel an aura of anxious moments, heroic maneuvers and duty at all costs. My eyes rest on Singleton in the cockpit – knowing his flight paths will leave an extraordinary trail.
November 1, 2012
Carmel Del Mar Jog-a-thon Carmel Del Mar Elementary School held a Jog-a-Thon Oct. 17 — a healthy, fun, school-wide event. Students had 60 minutes to complete as many laps as possible by walking and jogging around the 330-meter CDM Jog-a-thon track. Proceeds from this event will go to support the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF), which supports its ESC programs (Science, Music, Art, Technology and Physical Education) for next school year. Photos/Jon Clark
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Prop CC: Real questions and honest answers Elections are about choices. When Del Mar and Carmel Valley residents cast votes on Prop CC on Nov. 6, we will be making a choice that will have a profound impact on our schools, our students and our community for many years to come. A “Yes” vote provides our local schools with a protected source of locally-controlled funding that can only be used for our local schools. A “No” vote leaves our local schools depending on Sacramento to get its act together and adequately fund education. Since Sacramento has been unreliable, virtually all of our neighboring school districts have passed bond measures in support of their local schools. A column by Marsha Sutton in this newspaper last week blatantly mischaracterized Prop CC and made egregiously false accusations that indicate a limited understanding of this measure and the rules that govern GO bonds. Prop CC is just too important for the 4,353 students who attend the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) to let Sutton’s piece stand. Here are the facts. May Prop CC funds be used to create relief for the District’s General Fund budget? Is this legal? Yes. The expenditures laid out in the wording of Proposition CC are specifically authorized by Proposition 39, passed by California voters in 2000. Prop 39 is intended to “implement class size reduction, (and) to ensure that our children learn in a secure and safe environment.” While Proposition 39 bond funds cannot be applied to teacher or staff salaries or benefits, they can cover any building and facility needs that might otherwise need to be paid for out of the District’s General Fund. As such, a legal and legitimate use of Proposition 39 bond measure funds — like Proposition CC — is to relieve financial pressure on a school district’s general fund. This is why it has become common practice for school districts to use bond funds to maximize the efficient use of scarce instructional funding. Does Prop CC address immediate and critical needs? Aren’t our schools in good shape? Our local schools are in relatively good shape. Should we wait until they are falling apart to plan for their upkeep and repair? Can we expect our schools to remain among the best in California if we let them degrade and allow mounting facilities costs to erode funds for educational expenditures? Of course not. Prop CC represents forward-thinking planning to accomplish two important objectives: (1) address safety and infrastructure needs without taking money from instructional programs that already suffer from budget cuts, and (2) secure a stable source of locally controlled funding to maintain our classrooms, implement modern technology and maintain quality schools in the years to come. Bear in mind that this bond will carry us decades into the future, when all of our schools will be in need of upgrades and maintenance. This is why many school districts build a general obligation bond funding program to extend over a number of years. Will Prop CC pay for technology with a short lifespan? Less than 7 percent of Prop CC funds
will be used for such technology. Many of the bond expenditures will be for network infrastructure and systems that have a much longer lifespan than technology devices. Provisions relating to Proposition 39 state that “We need to make sure our children have access to the learning tools of the 21st century like computers and the Internet.” Without Prop CC, expenditures on networks and technology will take away from funding for teaching and instruction, which are already impacted by ongoing state budget reductions. Is Prop CC the result of a thorough planning process? For many years, DMUSD has been grappling with the writing on the wall: school funding that we have counted on before is now declining. The district formed a Financial Task Force three years ago that made two major recommendations: spend down the reserves and seek alternate sources of funding for a long-term fix. The district then spent nearly two years developing a strategic plan to provide a vision for the future of our schools and a clear set of priorities. During this process, it became clear that DMUSD could not maintain its renowned status as one of the highest-achieving school districts in California while absorbing deep funding cuts if it did not secure a protected source of funds to address facility, technology and equipment needs. Prop CC emerged from this thorough planning process. An independent survey of local residents indicated strong community support for this type of local funding measure. As a result, the DMUSD Trustees opted to give local voters the chance to vote in Prop CC on Nov. 6. Space allotted by the newspaper does not permit a full discussion of the falsehoods perpetrated by Sutton about Prop CC. Here is the bottom line: state budget cuts have very real impacts on our local classrooms. Without Prop CC, a drastically reduced budget will have to cover both instructional needs and facility, technology and equipment costs. Local kids currently attending our schools will be the first to suffer. Then the well-known quality of our local schools will diminish. And the value of our homes will be next. Our community has a lot riding on the outcome of Prop CC. We hope that you will study the facts and recognize that without an alternate source of funding, the Del Mar Union School District will be forced to alter the classroom environment that has educated generations of our most important legacy: our children. As parents and taxpayers in the community, we urge our fellow citizens not to let that happen. Suzanne Hall, Torrey Hills parent Janet Handzel, Sage Canyon parent Jen Charat, Ashley Falls parent Branden Belford, Sycamore Ridge parent Kelly Bruhn, Carmel Del Mar parent Allison Healy-Poe, Carmel Del Mar parent Danielle Moniz, Del Mar Heights parent Quality Del Mar Schools, Yes on CC
Propositions 30 and 38 are not enough Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Do you want to protect the quality of education in your public schools? Do you also want to protect the quality of the public school facilities for your children? Do you hope our children living within our community have a better future? By voting Yes to CC, you support our children, their future and your community. Now is the time! This community is based on the quality of education provided by our school districts. Many of you who live in this community moved to this area because you believe that the quality of education provided by our school districts is excellent. Our local elementary school district has put the bond measure Proposition CC on the ballot and is thereby actively telling our community that it needs us to vote Yes on Proposition CC in order to protect and maintain this excellent quality. By voting Yes to Proposition CC, you are providing safer, more modern schools for our children within our community. You are allowing for the improvement of technology and you are updating aging classrooms. This language as to what Proposition CC provides is taken directly from the Proposition CC Bond Measure. The Del Mar Union School District is telling our community that now is the right time and that we need to vote Yes for our children. The District’s Executive Director of Financial Services advised that solutions to projected budget challenges must be found. She has recommended that the Del Mar Union School District identify cuts to reduce the budget’s “structural imbalance.” The school board has responded by analyzing budget solutions, including furlough days, an increase of current classroom ratios, hiring freezes, reorganization of library services, and many other possibilities. All this is outlined in the board meeting packet of Sept. 19, 2012. One of the main objectives of the bond measure is to support the overall savings to our District’s General Fund. The District’s General Fund is currently used to support our children’s classroom education and the District’s principal public education mission. It is in our community’s best interest to keep the General Fund at safe levels in order to continue to support our children’s classroom and not direct the General Funds elsewhere. Without additional funds, the Del Mar Union School District will be forced to pull money from the General Fund for expenditures like maintenance and facilities needs. If our community is forced to receive a reduced school year or increase classroom sizes for our children, we will no longer be able to say that the quality of education we provide to our children is excellent. It should give our community great comfort that there are many taxpayer protections in place within the bond measure. There is an independent oversight committee. We are also guaranteed that the money raised will stay within our local community. Notably, the bond funds are to be used solely to implement the detailed school project lists for each of the schools within the Del Mar Union School District and not for any other purpose. There is also a lot of discussion about how Propositions 30 and 38 will affect our community. These Propositions are very important in maintaining the quality of education for our children. We need to research these issues and make an informed decision. If neither Proposition 30 or Proposition 38 pass, we will witness further cuts to education funding and our children within our community will clearly suffer. Those cuts will be enacted during this current school year. Our community continues to feel the hardships of the fiscal crisis. We want a solution. Voting at the State level will help our community and may alleviate some of our local issues on the educational cutbacks but they are simply not enough for our community’s standards of excellence. This is yet another reason as to why we must vote Yes to Proposition CC. Its a local measure where we can make a difference and protect the quality of education within our local School District. Now is the time to let your voice be heard. Please vote Yes on Proposition CC. Kelly Bruhn Carmel Del Mar Parent Mother of Three
November 1, 2012
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Why I am voting NO on Prop J There are many reasons that I am voting No. One reason is the poorly designed roundabouts with traffic lights on either end of a six-block stretch. This is bound to cause gridlock in the single traffic lane in each direction. The result of this will be cut through traffic using our residential streets to avoid the clogged Camino del Mar (CDM) traffic lanes. There will be the increase in emergency response time especially in the south part of town. There is the extraordinary increase in the proposed development in our very small town ( 220,000 additional square feet). There is the increase in height from 14 feet to 26 feet on the west side of CDM that the 1976 Community Plan expressly prohibited. There is the glaring lack of a financial plan, a plan based on elusive promises from the Council. The character and charm of a family-friendly Del Mar that drew us all here will be destroyed. This is only part of my laundry list of reasons. But I want to mention one issue that is extremely troubling. For almost 30 years I have been involved in our community. I have always worked for an open transparent government. This plan hides some critical information within its 300-plus pages and the Council has chosen not to inform us of these facts. We are being told by proponents that with this plan the community will have control over future development in the downtown. But should J be approved after the people vote: 1. A council vote can change the boundaries of the plan that were voted on. That means that a property can be added or removed from the VSP even after the public voted. 2. A council vote can remove the public facility designation from the city hall site. That means that the site can become commercial and be allowed to have between 68,000 and 102,000 square feet of development and the buildings can be 26 feet tall from CDM. This will result in negative financial and quality of life impacts for the neighboring residential properties. 3. The previous community vote on the Del Mar Plaza property will be changed by this vote. The Union Bank building lot which is now part of the Plaza Specific Plan will be removed from that plan and become part of the VSP. That means that it can have up to 18,684 square feet of development on that little lot at an already very busy corner. That would make the development equal to one-quarter of the entire Plaza. Currently it has 5,300 square feet of development. Quite a difference. What will happen to Starbucks, Brueggers and the Union Bank? It seems to me that since an earlier vote of the community will be changed with this vote, this information should have been highlighted by the Council and not be buried somewhere. There should have been public discussion on this item alone. There wasn’t. This plan is too complex with the potential of too many unforeseen dire consequences. Please join me in voting No on J and Save Olde Del Mar. Brooke Eisenberg-Pike, Del Mar
Who says the VSP isn’t primarily for developers Among many other reasons that I oppose Prop. J, the two I find most troublesome are: 1) Proposition J would override the provisions of Prop B, formally known in the Municipal Code in Chapter 30.54 as the Overlay Zone: Downtown Initiative (DI-OZ).(See http://www.delmar.ca.us/ Government/Municipal%20Code/Chapter_3054.pdf ). This voter-approved ordinance prohibits large developments without a vote of our residents. With the nullification of Prop B, the public will have no further say in what happens to our downtown except to the extent the Council may be willing to listen to us. If we have a pro-development Council as we do now, there will be no way to stop major developments and our little village will be gone forever. 2) While the 10-foot-wide sidewalks — outlined as part of the traffic plan in the VSP —look appealing, nothing has yet been designed, as was pointed out each time questions were asked at the open meetings. If one looks at the illustrations in the publicity materials for the VSP, those 10-foot sidewalks accommodate landscaping, benches, pedestrians and continuous sidewalk cafes, just as our once very wide sidewalk on the south side of 15th Street does. With 45,000 square feet reserved for new restaurants, what will become of our village? Who says the VSP isn’t primarily for developers? Sarah Dubin-Vaughn Del Mar
Support vision for the Village of Del Mar — Proposition J
A Community Plan is a statement of goals, objectives and policies that embody the community’s vision of its desired future. The Del Mar Community Plan as approved by the Del Mar electorate in 1976 has a vision and simply stated had a plan for the Village of Del Mar… “Focus major retail and office activity into an economically viable, pedestrian oriented and attractive area that serves the needs of both residents and visitors and is well integrated into the residential.” I think both proponents and opponents of Prop J would agree that our downtown Village has not lived up to this vision. Here we are, 36 years after the approval of the Community Plan and we still do not have contiguous or safe sidewalks, we do not have a pedestrian friendly street, we do not have economically viable shops and services nor attractive buildings from one end of town to the other, we lack quality public parking, traffic is snarled on Camino Del Mar many times a week diverting traffic into the residential areas and we still have not integrated our commercial and residential at all. As a matter of fact, nothing has been developed since the Plaza in 1986 except a few sidewalk cafes. Our Village and vision for it has been at a standstill for more than 25 years and in my view, standing still is the same as going backwards. I believe the time has come to reaffirm our vision for the Village of Del Mar and implement a plan to achieve it. I believe the Village Specific Plan as proposed by Proposition J is the plan to accomplish this goal. I reached this conclusion by attending and participating in more than 50 public meetings during the creation of the Village Specific Plan and more than 40 public meetings during the Form Based Code initiative. Through this process, I heard firsthand the desires, vision and concerns expressed by many of our neighbors. I have studied and analyzed the Village Specific Plan as a member of the Design Review Board and through my service on the Traffic and Parking advisory committee. I have read and analyzed every revitalization study undertaken by the City and its many volunteers over the years. As a result, there is no doubt in my mind that this Village Specific Plan meets the goals and objectives of the Community Plan and all the other studies undertaken by the City since. As important, it also responds to each and every request and concern raised during the yearlong outreach to the community. I will vote Yes for Prop J because I believe it will progress Del Mar into the future with a more economically viable and pedestrian-friendly downtown. I believe the concerns of overdevelopment, view protections and traffic congestion can and will be monitored and controlled through our design review ordinance and the other protections built into the plan. I support the Village Revitalization Plan not for me or for now but for our future and the future generations of Del Mar. Let us make it better for them. Vote Yes on Prop J and support the vision for village revitalization. Al Corti Del Mar Resident and DRB Member
The Great Wall of Del Mar: So much for sunrise through the Torrey Pines Del Mar’s City Council made four attempts at a community master plan in the past 13 years, and each time the community identified parking as the most immediate issue. But Proposition J does not include a parking structure, adds only 30 parking spaces (Village Specific Plan, p. VII-9), and obtusely reduces Camino Del Mar to two lanes with roundabouts to do it. The transition to one lane at 9th crushes northbound evening traffic, 15th’s signal jams northbound traffic into the roundabouts, and smart drivers pop the escape hatch and divert to Stratford and Crest. I commute and live on Stratford, between 13th and 15th – Del Mar’s busiest residential street. And two-story development on Camino Del Mar’s west side? On or west of Stratford Court, that’s three stories – the Great Wall of Del Mar. So much for sunrise through the Torrey Pines. Proposition J contains two big prizes for the City Council – it removes residents’ right to vote on new development (Measure B), and it authorizes 220,000 square feet of new residential and commercial space. The Council may have to listen to voters, but won’t have to respond to them. Can you say steamroll? Del Mar residents do not want to give up veto power over the City Council, not me, not my neighbors who have tirelessly volunteered and reached into their pockets to donate $16,336 to defeat Proposition J. Vote no on Proposition J. Mike and Lisa Uhrhammer Stratford Court
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Studies show Prop J will improve traffic flow Prop J’s changes to Camino del Mar will improve our traffic flow. Engineers calculate the current flow capacity of existing Camino del Mar at 15,500 average daily trips. Current flow rates are 17,000 to 18,000 ADTs. The present configuration of Camino del Mar is already broken. That’s why Camino is congested. The two-lane and roundabouts plan will increase its capacity to 25,000 ADT. These changes will fix what’s broken. Moreover, the Village Specific Plan will require the City to monitor traffic volumes along Luneta, Stratford, Crest and other streets. The City will also set aside $100,000 to construct traffic control devices to stem any increase in traffic off Camino del Mar along these side streets. But engineers do not expect traffic to seek these alternate routes because replacing the 9th Street traffic signal and the 11th and 13th stop signs with roundabouts will increase Camino del Mar’s flow capacity, reducing travel times. An actual travel time survey conducted by the City shows, if traffic is allowed to flow smoothly without stopping from Del Mar Heights Road to 15th Street, the quickest travel time is on Camino del Mar, not Luneta, not Stratford, and not Crest. Prop J will decrease, not increase, traffic flows along Luneta, Stratford, and Crest. These are the facts based on actual studies, not speculation. Wayne Dernetz
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The Minds of Conservatives and Liberals BY LANE SHARMAN Conservatives protect the American way of life. Liberals like to explore new ways of being. Conservatives count. Liberals imagine. When the two groups work together by listening to one another and taking action, humanity survives. Liberals took conservatives to the new world as a way of escaping a crumbling, old world. Conservatives protect liberals today from zealous expenditures that are too risky. This is a system. This is a stock called life, liberty, happiness and equilibrium. When the minds of both are open to the other, the stock expands and contracts with some balance around a point of equilibrium. There is depletion and renewal. The forces depleting and renewing are ever present. Conservatives preserve and liberals renew the stock. And, renewal and preservation are essential to maintain its “moment of equilibrium.” Stocks in equipment, cash and nature decay. Conservatives need liberals to show a path towards renewal of these stocks. Once created, liberals need conservatives for the fair and just allocation of those stocks based on merit. Nature is not always in a system of perfect equilibrium as seen when considering things like earthquakes, climate change, flooding and droughts. Yet, generally, nature is a good example of a complex system hovering about a moment of equilibrium with a capability to evolve. Ditto can be said for a well-run corporation that considers its social as well as eco-
nomic depletions and renewals. In modern societies, liberals and conservatives discuss how to replenish and rebuild. They wager intelligently how to expend existing stocks in order to renew them. They borrow when resources are low. They save when profits are strong. But, they do this in a form of mutual cooperation knowing that survival generally hangs in the balance. When leaders listen to both conservative and liberal minds, they can make better decisions. When they do not listen or participate in the political process, they function within their own liberal or conservative vacuum. Nature abhors a vacuum. Society cannot function with leaders unwilling to listen and weigh both the liberal and conservative mind. The greatest attribute of a leader is an active ability to suspend his or her conservative or liberal bias in order to choose the best course of action. Both liberals and conservatives are essential for renewing and preserving equilibrium. My hope for the future is that we encourage more leaders like this to run for office. And, elect the few who demonstrate this greatest form of leadership. Lane Sharman is a member of the Solana Beach Clean & Green Committee, a co-founder of the San Diego Energy District Foundation, the founder of the Borrego Water Exchange, and the Managing Partner for Solana Energy. He can be reached at lane@solanaenergy
Keep Del Mar viable for the future — Votes Yes on Prop J I continue to be perplexed and disappointed by the “No on Prop J” materials we are being bombarded with this election season. Opponents of the measure keep referring to “developers” being behind Prop J, and to beware of the “slick marketing campaign” in favor of Prop J. These campaign materials are not telling the truth. I am a second generation Del Marian. I am a young mom raising three boys in Olde Del Mar. I serve on the City’s Planning Commission and the board of the PTA at Del Mar Heights Elementary. You might recognize me riding my bike with one of my sons to Brueggers or Stratford Café on a Saturday morning. It’s me, and people like me, who are behind Prop J. People who care deeply about the vitality of our beloved village and don’t want to see it decay and deteriorate while everything around us (Del Mar Highlands, Flower Hill, the City of Solana Beach etc..) continues to beautify and improve, taking businesses out of our city. Interestingly, I tried to post this on the “No” facebook page but it was promptly deleted and then I was blocked from posting anything further on that page. I guess Prop J opponents don’t want the facts to get in the way of their negative campaign message. If you have done your homework, looked into what the plan entails, and decide not to vote for Prop J, I whole-heartedly respect your opinion and your vote. But please don’t let the fear mongering and false statements sent out by the “No” campaign determine the future of our village. Get the facts. A great place to start is at: www.ForDelMar.com. Fellow residents of Del Mar, you should be proud of the process your City Council has completed over the past two years to draft, revise, and improve upon the Village Specific Plan that is now before you as Prop J. It is a well-thought out plan to revitalize our central commercial zone, and keep our town healthy and viable for the future – for the next generation. It is not backed by “developers” or a “slick marketing campaign.” It is supported by your friends, neighbors, and fellow residents that want to see our village thrive. Yes on Prop J and “Stop the Decay!” Lani Sipe Curtis Del Mar
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There has been a lot of vitriol recently from proponents of the Village Specific Plan (VSP, aka Proposition J on the Nov. 6 ballot) about Del Mar citizens who believe that the VSP, as currently designed, is not in the interest of the City, their neighbors or themselves. The proponents and, disturbingly, the ballot statement itself which was written by the City Attorney cite a series of unproven “facts” that they hope will convince you to vote for the VSP. These “facts” are that the VSP will reduce traffic congestion, increase pedestrian safety, increase property values, protect ocean views, improve city revenues, protect residential streets, reduce air pollution, etc. Unfortunately, the proponents know very well that their assertions aren’t “facts.” They are opinions. A fact is something that has been tested, verified, and shown to be true. The only way to prove that the Prop J assertions are true is to make the changes, test their impact, and show that congestion, safety, property values, revenues, air pollution, etc. have improved. Short of that kind of testing, the claimed “facts” are merely the proponents’ opinions and they have no more weight than yours or
mine. It is also disturbing that the proponents claim that the VSP will reduce air pollution despite the fact that the VSP Environmental Impact Report indicates that air pollution will more than double in Del Mar if the VSP is implemented. Read it yourself. The text is on page 4.2-19 of the EIR and the data are in Table 4.2-6 on the next page. To be clear, nothing in the VSP has been tested in the unique setting of this specific community, nor are any tests planned that will be relevant to the final product before construction begins. Testing roundabouts at the north end of town that will ultimately be installed at the south end between two traffic lights is the same as no test at all. So, in the absence of community-wide consensus and willingness to accept the risks inherent in Prop J, all the claims you will hear from the proponents of Prop J or read in the unfair ballot statement the City Attorney composed, are simply their opinions. Don’t let them mislead you into thinking they’re “facts.” Frank Chisari, Del Mar
Prop AA a great investment in the future As a parent and homeowner in the San Dieguito Union High School District I have had the distinct honor to serve as President of the Torrey Pines High School Foundation for the last two years. This position has afforded me an inside look at the financial challenges that our district faces as we strive to continue to provide the top flight education that our students, parents, and community have come to expect. Each year committed volunteers raise funds to help support our schools and bridge the gap in funding from Sacramento yet there are some projects that are simply too big and too critical for volunteer organizations to tackle. Looking to the future the district administration and its planning committees have realized that all of our schools will need upgrades to meet evolving technological standards for classrooms, labs, and libraries. Aging schools, the oldest 75 years old, suffer from leaky roofs, rusty plumbing, and inadequate electrical systems. Some schools don’t meet modern seismic standards; others still have hazardous asbestos and lead to remove. Uncertain revenues from Sacramento, even if current state propositions should pass, means that soon our board and administration will be facing decisions between providing safe, modern schools, and teachers in our classrooms. San Dieguito UHSD has not asked voters to pass a bond measure in more than 40 years but we cannot afford to wait any longer. We need a secure source of local funding that the state cannot dip into to assure that our school district remains among the top public schools in the country. When my family moved here 12 years ago it was because of the schools. When housing prices around the country were plummeting, our neighborhoods held more value than most because of the schools. The expected cost of this bond measure is significantly less than the average donation to our foundation and something I consider a great investment in the quality of local education as well as my homes resale value. There have been several letters recently by current and would-be board members expressing their displeasure with proposition AA. While I appreciate everyone’s right to their opinion I am saddened by the politicizing of our student’s future. Having been involved in bond measures in other school districts, I believe this to be the best thought out, most thoroughly planned request I have seen to date. The proposal has been through multiple rounds of trimming, revision and consideration to emerge as proposition AA. The web site friendsofsandieguitoshools.com contains full details of the intended projects and I urge all voters to go there, read it, and decide for yourselves. I for one support proposition AA wholeheartedly and I hope you and your readers will join me and vote Yes for our communities future, Vote Yes on proposition AA. Mark W. Bath, President Torrey Pines High School Foundation
Props AA and CC will provide reliable source of funding for all local students Our coastal North County communities are known for our great schools. But state budget cuts and aging school facilities threaten the quality of our outstanding Del Mar and Carmel Valley schools. We cannot rely on the State to fund the quality education and modern classrooms our students deserve. That’s why parents, teachers and community leaders from Del Mar and Carmel Valley are working together in support of Propositions AA and CC on the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved, these important local ballot measures will provide a reliable source of locally controlled funding for all of our local students – from kindergarten through high school. Given that elementary students in the Del Mar Union School District will graduate to attend the San Dieguito Union High School District, and many of the middle and high school students in the San Dieguito Union High School District receive their elementary education in the Del Mar Union School District, both of these measure are critical for a strong continuum of education for all age groups. Quality Schools for Del Mar — Yes on CC, the volunteer committee leading the campaign for Del Mar Union School District’s ballot measure, urges local voters to support Proposition AA to benefit San Dieguito Union High School District. Friends of San Dieguito Schools — Yes on AA, the volunteer committee leading the campaign for San Dieguito Union High School District’s ballot measure, asks local voters to support Proposition CC to benefit Del Mar Union School District. By voting Yes on AA and CC, residents of Del Mar and Carmel Valley can protect the outstanding quality of education for which our local schools have long been known. And as protecting quality schools also protects the value of our homes, even community members with no children in the district will benefit from the passage of these measures. Brad Shoen Rhea Stewart Friends of San Dieguito Schools, Yes on AA and Suzanne Hall Janet Handzel Quality Del Mar Schools, Yes on CC
Opposition to ‘stupid wars and indiscriminate violence’ I’m glad to see, from his letter (this newspaper, Oct. 25, 2012), that Trey Miller missed us from our corner in Carmel Valley. If he (or anyone else, for that matter) would like to see us again, many of the same people who were at El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road four years ago can currently be found every Thursday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and General Atomic Way, across from General Atomic, a major manufacturer of drones for the military. After speaking out against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars perpetrated by George W. Bush, we are now protesting Barak Obama’s indiscriminate drone warfare, targeted assassinations, and the move to bring those drones home to American skies. God knows what affects they will have on the fourth amendment here. Mr. Miller wonders where our passion is and what our real agenda might be. Conspiracy theories aside, we once again stand in opposition to stupid wars and indiscriminate violence. It doesn’t matter to us who is in charge of them. Winnie Sunshine, Solana Beach
November 1, 2012
Education Matters/Opinion Campaign contributions received for local bond measures BY MARSHA SUTTON T h e second filing period for discloMarsha Sutton sure of c a m paign contributions to November ballot measures closed Oct. 25. Of those donors contributing $1,000 or more to Propositions AA and CC, the local school bond measures, most came from organizations and businesses locally and statewide. For the San Dieguito Union High School Districtâ€™s bond measure, Proposition AA, $11,000 was received during the first reporting period (through Sept. 30). Half, $5,500, was given by Brad Shoen, a Torrey Pines High School parent involved in the Yes on AA campaign. The rest came from firms and individuals who each donated $500 or less. For the Oct. 1 through Oct. 20 reporting period, $191,100 was received and $180,000 came from the following firms: â€˘$25,000 from Gilbane Building Co., headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island
â€˘$25,000 from Lionakis of Sacramento, an architectural and engineering firm â€˘$25,000 from De La Rosa & Co., investment bankers in Los Angeles â€˘$25,000 from Westberg & White Architects of San Diego â€˘$25,000 from MVE Institutional architectural firm in Santa Ana â€˘$15,000 from Erickson-Hall Construction Co. of Escondido â€˘$11,000 from Balfour Beatty Construction Co. of San Diego â€˘$7,500 from Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke & Associates, an architecture and design firm based in Riverside â€˘$5,000 from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, a San Francisco law firm â€˘$3,000 from Pardee Homes â€˘$2,500 from HMC Architects of Ontario, Calif. â€˘$2,000 from Kilroy Services, a Los Angeles realty corp. â€˘$2,000 from Gould Electric Co. of Poway â€˘$1,500 from Pecoraro, a painting contractor in San Diego â€˘$1,500 from Brady Co. of La Mesa, subcontractors in metal framing and dry-
wall installation â€˘$1,000 from Masson & Associates, a land development and surveying firm based in Escondido â€˘$1,000 from Berg Electric of Escondido â€˘$1,000 from Dynalectric of San Diego â€˘$1,000 from Ralph Roesling of San Diegoâ€™s Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects Of the $10,500 donated to the Del Mar Union School Districtâ€™s Proposition CC campaign reported through Sept. 30, $9,000 came from three companies outside San Diego County: $5,000 from Jones Hall, a San Francisco municipal bond law firm; $2,500 from the Newport Beach law firm of Bowie Arneson Wiles & Giannone; and $1,500 from Royce Printing, a printer in Mill Valley. For the Oct. 1 through Oct. 20 reporting cycle for donations to Del Marâ€™s Yes on CC campaign, $21,000 of the $21,900 came from six companies: â€˘$7,500 from the Dolinka Group, Irvine-based financial consultants for the bond â€˘$5,000 from Stone & Youngberg, a municipal fi-
nance company based in San Francisco that has a contract with the Del Mar district to provide underwriting services for the bond should it pass â€˘$5,000 from San Diegoâ€™s Balfour Beatty Construction Co. â€˘$1,500 from Eric Hall & Associates, a school facilities funding and planning firm located in Carlsbad â€˘$1,000 from Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo, a law firm with offices throughout California â€˘$1,000 from Borrego Solar of San Diego The Dolinka Group, the financial advisory firm that achieved local and national notoriety by assisting the Poway Unified School District in structuring its much-criticized Capital Appreciation Bonds, donated $7,500 to the Yes on CC campaign. Dolinka will receive hourly fees to â€œevaluate need for a general obligation bond measureâ€? if Del Marâ€™s bond passes, according to its contract. This service to survey the community has already been provided, but the firm will only be paid if the bond measure passes. Fees run $250 per hour for the president, Benjamin Dolinka,
$200 per hour for directors, down to $85 per hour for research assistants. If voters approve the bond, Dolinka will further assist the district with the issuance of the bonds at a rate of $75,000 for the first bond issuance and $65,000 for each subsequent issuance. Dolinka also has a contract with San Dieguito for similar services, although to date the county shows no contribution to the Yes on AA campaign from Dolinka. According to San Dieguitoâ€™s contract, Dolinka was compensated $29,500 plus expenses for initial polling of the community to determine the level of interest in a bond. In addition, Dolinka will receive, should Prop. AA pass, an additional $20,000 for preliminary work and $65,000 for each bond issuance under Dolinkaâ€™s involvement. San Dieguito is using the legal services of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, which donated $5,000 to the Prop. AA campaign. But Eric Dill, SDUHSDâ€™s assistant superintendent of business services, said the district has no contract with the law firm and pays for its bond services on an hourly basis. De La Rosa and Co., which donated $25,000 to SDUHSDâ€™s bond campaign, will be paid, based on its contract with the district, under the following terms for â€œFeesâ€?: â€œOur underwriting discount will be not-to-exceed $7 per $1,000 of par amount, subject to negotiation prior to each bond issue, plus reimbursement of our reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.â€? Bowie Arneson Wiles & Giannone, which donated $2,500 to the Yes on CC Del Mar bond campaign, has a contract with the DMUSD that depends upon passage of the measure. According to its contract with Del Mar, for the initial series of bonds, the law firm will receive 1 percent of the first $2 million issued ($20,000) and .5 percent of the next $6 million issued ($30,000), plus expenses up to $3,000. For each subsequent series of bonds, Bowie Arneson will receive another 1 percent of the first $2 million ($20,000) and .5 percent of the next $5 million ($25,000), plus expenses not to exceed $3,000. There are expected to be five issuances of Del Mar bonds and four to five for San Dieguito. All contracts are available to the public through the school districts. Campaign contributions for these and other ballot measures can found at the County Registrar of Voters Website at: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/voters/Eng/proceed.html.
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Torrey Pines Jr Midget (D2) Falcons end season with close win over Oceanside BY BILL BUTLER Torrey Pines recently fought hard against a team whose line probably outweighed that of the Falcons by an average of 25-35 pounds per man and who had a running back bigger that any Falcon on the team. The weight advantage took its toll early, as the FalBeau Morgans breaks free in the end zone for winning cons were unable to mount apass reception from Conner Whitton. scoring threat in the first half-despite two poor Oceanside punts which provided good field position. Late in the first half, Friedland intercepted a Pirate pass deep in Falcon territory and returned the interception to near midfield, but the Falcons had no time to take advantage of the turnover. Nelson also had a fumble recovery for the Falcons. Trailing 8-0 in the third quarter, Peed directing the offense, TP put together a halfback pass, Plashkes to Ray, that carried to the 1-yard line. TP scored and added a 2-point kick to tie the game. Early in the fourth quarter, TP started a drive on their own 30-yard line, but the passing game finally got untracked. Whitton hit Gange, who made a double move down the left sideline and an even tougher catch and run to move the ball to the Oceanside 45-yard line. A few plays later, Misak ran straight downfield from his tight end position, gathered in a pass from Whitton, and ran hard to the 10-yard line. Following a 5-yard quarterback sack, Whitton hit Morgans in the end zone for the winning TD. Pike was again good on the 2-point kick. For the record, Pike was successful on every extra point kick and field goal attempt for the entire season; quite a feat. In the second half, the Falcons were challenged with defending a barrage of Oceanside passes. First, Ray took the ball away from an Oceanside receiver deep in Falcon territory for a third Torrey Pines turnover and ended a Pirate scoring threat. later in the half, after Torrey Pines had gone ahead in the score 16-8, Ray and Morgans jointly intercepted a Pirate pass to effectively end the game. Four turnovers, a stalwart though undersized defense, and some coaching adjustments in the offensive play calling made for a thrilling Falcon victory on this, the final game of the 2012 football season for the Falcons!
CCA’s Multi-Family Basketball Garage Sale is Nov. 3 Canyon Crest Academy’s Multi-Family Basketball Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8-11 a.m. at 3690 Berryfield Ct., San Diego, 92130. The event will feature books, clothes, appliances, furniture and much more!
‘BIG Breath Yoga Marathon’ benefit to be held Nov. 3 The BIG Breathe Yoga Marathon is an event like none other. With proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s on-going mission to cure and control cystic fibrosis, The BIG Breathe is the only event of its kind to draw attention specifically to the act of breathing through the practice of yoga. The BIG Breathe will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Mission Tower of the Del Mar Race-tracks, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature five yoga studio partners, Masters Mark Whitwell and Tim Miller, each conducting an hour-long session, as well as a Sunrise Meditation, conducted by Davidji of the Chopra Center. Classes will be held in the Mission Tower ballroom and will offer a variety of themes. For more information contact the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation office at 858-452-CURE (2873) or visit www.thebigbreathe.com.
North Shore Girls Softball opens spring registration and gears up for the 25th Anniversary of the league 2013 will be a year-long celebration for one local softball league as it celebrates 25 years of quality softball in the North Shore region of San Diego County. North Shore Girls Softball is made up of the communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, and Torrey Hills. John Wood, a resident of Carmel Valley since 1998, will preside over the league during this milestone year. “As a coach and volunteer in the league, I have seen the focus on player development reap benefits as teams have consistently qualified for the highest level tournaments”, said Wood. As president, Wood plans to continue the emphasis on skills development, and plans to have fun along the way. It was at the end of the last All Star season that he reached out to the East Honolulu Girls Softball league and began charting a course to participate in their Paradise Tournament held each summer near Waikiki. There is obvious excitement in his eyes as the talks about the trip that is almost 10 months away. “I love the support we get from our North Shore families and the spirit with which they approach every season…I expect we will be taking several teams to Oahu next summer to play softball and make a pilgrimage to the “other North Shore.” Registration is now open for the spring season. Registration closes on Nov. 30. The North Shore season begins on Jan. 12, 2013 with an exclusive day-long development clinic featuring the 12 time NCAA Champion UCLA Women’s Softball Team. Evaluations for Divisions 10U, 12U, and 14U will be on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Opening Night will be on Feb. 8. Visit http://www.nsgsl.com/ for details.
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TPHS Wrestling Team holding Holiday Tree Sale The Torrey Pines High School Wrestling Team is holding a Holiday Tree Sale fundraiser. A variety of holiday trees and wreaths are available. Trees can be picked up at the TPHS front parking lot on Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or tree deliveries will be made Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Order deadline is Nov. 30. For details on trees and wreaths available, prices and to order, contact Christy Navigato at email@example.com.
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Thirty-six years ago, our Community Plan promised us a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, resident-serving downtown that enhanced Del Mar’s village character.
Prop J will finally make that long-delayed promise a reality. “Prop J fulfills the promise of our Community Plan for a healthy, pedestrian-oriented downtown with plazas, wider sidewalks, landscaping and resident-serving retail establishments.”
“Lack of parking on Camino del Mar is impacting our neighborhoods. Prop J will provide convenient parking and reduce neighborhood impacts.”
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"Doing nothing about Camino del Mar is not an option. Prop J will relieve congestion, improve traffic flow and safety, with the research to back it up.”
“Prop J will allow us to stay in Del Mar when I eventually retire. We are looking forward to living downtown, and walking or biking everywhere.”
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“Prop J enhances development controls to protect views, ensures compatibility with neighbors, and preserves our small-town village character.” Lani and Joe Curtis Del Mar Residents raising third generation of Del Mar kids
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CCA Envision Instrumental Music Series begins Nov. 7. Page B9
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
From charity to chile rellenos, local sisters
it all Teresa Rincon, Catalina “Liza” Salgado and Rincon’s son, Ray, sit in Tony Jacal’s entryway, which is decorated with photos of Little League teams the restaurant has sponsored. PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN
Presence of Tony’s Jacal felt in Eden Gardens for 66 years; Sisters to be honored for their philanthropy work BY CLAIRE HARLIN Sisters Catalina “Liza” Salgado and Teresa Rincon were born in the building that stands at 621 Valley Ave. in Solana Beach, and for more than seven decades, they’ve spent most of their waking hours there. Most people in the community, however, have for generations known the location as a go-to spot for turkey tacos and chile rellenos, a place to convene after a Little League game or to go out with the family for Mexican food. The much-embraced Tony’s Jacal was not only one of Solana Beach’s first restaurants when it opened 66 years ago, but it’s a staple in Eden Gardens — not only for its menu but for its community involvement. Continuing with the legacy left by their parents, Tony and Catalina Gonzalez, owners Salgado and Rincon don’t think twice when it comes to helping their neighbors — whether that means cooking for events at the local schools, lending their space to non-profits or sponsoring sports teams. “Our dad was poor growing up as a kid and so when he had the money he did whatever he could to help,” said Salgado, who works well over 50 hours a week at the restaurant. Perhaps the biggest act of kindness by the Tony’s Jacal family, however, has been ongoing for 42 years and resulted in more that $1 million in scholarships that have helped local Mexican American youth at-
tend college. Catalina Gonzalez was one of a few community leaders that provided the financial backing to start the Mexican American Educational Guidance Association (MAEGA), and Rincon and Salgado will be honored on Nov. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Encinitas Senior and Community Center in a tribute event recognizing their longtime efforts to keep their parents’ generosity alive. “I don’t feel like it’s even our award,” said Rincon. “It’s really for our mom.” Anna Vallez, MAEGA’s president, would beg to differ, however. She said the sisters are hardworking and incredibly humble. For them, she said, feats of kindness are routine and they seek nothing in return. The sisters still donate their space to MAEGA, which gave $91,000 in scholarships last year for all of the organization’s fundraising dinners, and at one event — held each year on the last Tuesday of the Del Mar horse races — the restaurant donates its profits. Vallez also said that Salgado, who handles all of the restaurant’s bookkeeping, offers both her energy and resources to prepare and help serve food for hundreds at an annual barbecue fundraiser while Rincon is busy at the restaurant. “Their presence is huge,” Vallez said. While the ladies may not be big on taking credit, their goodwill and significance in the community shows — even through the restaurant itself. Walking into the front entryway of Tony’s Jacal, one might notice
Tony’s Jacal stands at 621 Valley Ave. that the walls are covered with rows and rows of framed photos of Little League teams the family has sponsored. “Our dad was the first one to start a Little League team in the area,” said Rincon, adding that the restaurant still sponsors both soccer and baseball teams, as well as Torrey Pines High School football. “People come in and show their grandchildren when they used to play for Tony’s Jacal.” Rincon said that for decades, beginning
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in the 1950s, the restaurant gave the Little League kids a free meal every time they won a game. “We had to stop that, though, because the other teams said it wasn’t fair,” said Rincon. “Everyone wanted to play for Tony’s Jacal.” Tony’s Jacal has customers who have been eating there regularly since day one and families who have had their yearly Christmas dinner at Tony’s Jacal every year for generations. They hold wedding rehearsals almost every weekend, and they lend their parking lot to the small, private Keystone Academy school in the mornings so the kids will have outdoor space for physical education. It doesn’t stop there. Local families may have seen Salgado out at a recent elementary school Halloween Carnival serving up Mexican food, or you may have eaten Tony’s Jacal fare at school events like parents’ night or open house, which they often provide food for. Sometimes nonprofits hold rummage sales on the premises on Saturdays before the restaurant opens. “We don’t really think much about it,” said Rincon. “Any organization that comes in and they are going to have some sort of a function they always ask and we donate dinner gifts for raffle prizes and that kind of thing.” Both ladies remember working at the restaurant when it first opened. Salgado was 8 years old and Rincon was 7. Rincon said she remembers sweeping the dining room after school, and as they got older the two would take turns babysitting their younger brother and sister and helping out at the restaurant while their parents also worked. Not much has changed. Rincon has enjoyed somewhat of a retirement, but still manages the restaurant’s finances, and Salgado is on the premises every day, working in all roles of the restaurant team. “I’m always go, go, go, and I never get tired,” she said. “I never sit, only when I have my dinner, which is for about a half an hour.” Rincon chimed in, “And you should see her house. It’s spic and span, no dirt. It’s clean, clean, clean.” When it comes to running the kitchen, Salgado said it’s maintaining the tradition of her parents that has kept people coming back and led to
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Solana Beach community garden opens BY CLAIRE HARLIN Solana Beach truly has its own “garden of Eden,” or at least that’s what mayor Joe Kellejian called the new neighborhood garden that launched Oct. 25 at St. Leo Mission Catholic Church in Eden Gardens. Made possible through private donations and a $10,000 grant from Home Depot, the organic garden has 12 plots that are open to the public. Diane Hardison of the La Colonia de Eden Gardens foundation said most gardeners live within walking distance and don’t have room for a garden at home. “Many around here live in apartments, so this is for the
people who wouldn’t be able to have one otherwise,” Hardison said. Volunteers from the foundation posted notices around town calling for people interested in the garden, and about 16 people originally signed up. Fortunately, only about a dozen people showed up at an informational meeting about the plots, so each interested family was able to have a plot. To get to use a free plot, community members must keep it fully planted and perform other volunteer tasks regularly to maintain the space. “One of the greatest things about the garden is seeing the children come with big
smiles,” said Hardison. “They love going around with the watering cans and you can tell they really want to learn and help.” Hardison said the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive. “One lady told me it renews her spirit,” said Hardison, adding that the gardeners have all formed bonds working together at the church site. “It’s so beautiful and it’s so great seeing everyone working together.” For more information on the garden or how to get involved, call Hardison at (858)342-4288.
Clockwise from top: Manny Aguilar of the La Colonia de Eden Gardens foundation cuts the ribbon at the launch of the community garden at St. Leo Mission Catholic Church; Mike Mejia and daughter Avalon observe an aquaponic garden engineered by Sue Spray (right); Rita Moreno, Marilyn Tostado and Art Vega, with son Gavin. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN
their continued success. “There’s no shortcuts, no nothing,” she said. “Everything has to be done exactly the same.” Salgado said sometimes people who used to lived in the area return after several decades, and they are surprised at the major changes Solana Beach has seen over the years. “They see all this commercial development and when they get here they can’t even believe we are still here and that it still looks the same,” she said. “When they come in they look at me and say, ‘Wow, you’re still here!’ and when they eat they say the food even tastes the same.” The two work in the spirit of their parents, continuing the legacy and treating each dish and each customer “the way mom would have done,” Salgado said. “We never have thought of ourselves as business partners,” she said. “We’re just family doing things together that need to be done.” To reach Tony’s Jacal, call (858) 755-2274; www.tonysjacal.com. For more information on MAEGA and the Nov. 10 tribute event, visit www. maega.org.
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CV resident’s band Icebox to perform at Belly Up on Nov. 3 Event benefits the Friends of Zoofari Foundation
La Jolla Cultural Partners
BY KAREN BILLING By day, Carmel Valley resident Patrick Brown lives a fairly normal life as a real estate broker and can be spotted roaming the pitch as the head coach for his daughter’s Carmel Valley/ Del Mar Sharks’ Maroon Raccoons and as the assistant coach for his son’s Blue Blasters. But when not leading the Raccoons or Blasters, Brown takes center stage for a different kind of group as the lead singer of local band Icebox. “My kids think daddy’s a rock star,” said Brown, admitting it’s a title he doesn’t mind owning. Brown’s band Icebox will be performing in a benefit show at the Belly Up this Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Friends of Zoofari Foundation Fundraiser. Icebox takes the stage at 2 p.m. and will be followed by Nena Anderson, Old Tiger and headliner
Euphoria Brass Band. Zoofari is a local nonprofit that takes in unwanted or orphaned wildlife and zoo animals. The foundation was started by a group of local wildlife biologists and, in partnership with Wild Wonders Inc., the group does wildlife education programs for children to learn about preservation and conservation. “It’s a worthy cause and we’d love to get a huge turnout to raise money for the animals,” Brown said. Brown has been a Carmel Valley resident since 1992. He attended UCLA and got his degree in economics while playing on the golf team. As a real estate broker with Petrone Properties in Torrey Hills, Brown deals with properties all along the I-5 corridor, from Carlsbad to downtown. Past clients include former Chargers Jamal Williams and Shawne Merriman. That he is making time in his busy schedule as husband/father/realtor/soccer coach to rock out on stage is not surprising to Brown. “I’ve always wanted to be in music and I’m finally
Carmel Valley resident Patrick Brown’s band Icebox will play at the Belly Up on Nov. 3. COURTESY PHOTO getting to where I’ve wanted to be,” Brown said. “It’s unusual how I ended up arriving in [music].” Brown has been singing since he was 5 years old, getting his start in his church. In high school he was in band and post-college he supplemented his professional golf career by running karaoke night at the nowdefunct J.J. McGiven’s in Del Mar. Brown was singing in a
cover band called West of 5, when drummer Scott Longballa approached him about being lead vocalist for Icebox and working on some original music. The band, which also includes David George on bass and lead guitarist Ariel Nunez, had lots of songs written but no lyrics. Brown was able to help put words to their work, writing uplifting lyrics that touched on everything from past relationships to the en-
vironment. Last year the group recorded their album, “Open the Fridge,” at Signature Sound in Clairemont. “That was a lot of fun,” Brown said of the record, which has heard airplay on 91X radio station during its local music hour. Their music is a blend of blues and funk-based rock with influences from all the bandmembers playing a part. George and Longballa have their roots in funk, while Nunez’s guitar has an ‘80s metal sound. Brown’s voice is soulful and one of the master producers on “Open the Fridge” compared his pipes to Lenny Kravitz or Ben Harper. Icebox has played local venues such as the Del Mar Fair, The House of Blues, The Kraken in Cardiff, Stage Bar downtown and the 710 Beach Club in Pacific Beach, among others. “This is our first show at the Belly Up, it’s the place we’ve always wanted to play,” Brown said. While the band gets together once a week to practice, Brown works on music of his own in his makeshift studio at home. The “stu-
dio” is actually his living room, where his wife Lauren kindly tolerates a space filled with musical instruments. He is working on his sophomore album, aside from Icebox, which will feature all of his own music and feature Brown on vocals, guitar, bass and keyboard. “I really enjoy it,” Brown said of writing his own songs. “It’s a lot more rewarding to stand up on stage and sing your own material rather than singing somebody else’s all the time. [Being with Icebox] inspired me to want to write more songs and do another project.” Tickets for the Nov. 3 show are $12 in advance and can be purchased through Brown at (858) 7054585 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The day of the show tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.bellyup.com. Check out Icebox at iceboxband. com. For more information on the Zoofari Foundation, visit http://www.wildwonders.org/about-us/zoofarifoundation/
Tidepooling Adventures Nov. 12: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Dike Rock Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive "between a rock and a hard place." Aquarium naturalists will guide participants through fragile tide-pool communities and help them discover the wonderful world of tide pools. Members: $12 Public: $15 RSVP: 858-534-7336 or at aquarium.ucsd.edu
CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Educator’s Reception: Behold, America!
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Acoustic Evenings featuring
World Premiere Musical
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8 p.m. MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
Nancy Truesdail, Will Edwards, Regina Leonard
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Timken Museum of Art welcome you to our joint Educator Reception to celebrate the work that you do in the classroom! Explore the exhibition and imagine the possibilities for curriculum connections. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by November 12 to email@example.com. This program is free for teachers in the formal school system, higher education faculty, and educators working in out-of-school time programs.
Tickets: $75, $55, $25
Friday, November 2, 7:30 PM
November 6 - December 16
“One of the best pianists of our time” (New York Times) performs an all-Debussy program in the first performance of La Jolla Music Society’s 2012-13 Frieman Family Piano Series.
Nancy Truesdail will perform the music of her late husband, Don Truesdail, who was tragically killed in 2009. Born in Zimbabwe and raised across America, Will Edwards embodies the traveling troubadour and will perform American folk, rock, jazz, blues and roots music. L.A.-based singer/songwriter Regina Leonard’s soulful melodies and sharp insights come together to create songs that are both captivating and intelligent.
Story by Wayne Coyne & Des McAnuff Music & Lyrics by The Flaming Lips Directed by Des McAnuff
MCASD La Jolla 700 Prospect Street 858 454 3541
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Tickets: $12 members & students $17 nonmembers ljathenaeum.org/specialconcerts (858) 454–5872
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Yoshimi must choose between two boyfriends, but first she’s got to take down an army of pink robots.
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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood ■ 1270 Prospect St., La Jolla ■ (858) 459-5500 ■ eddievsrestaurants.com ■ The Vibe: Classic, casual, comfortable ■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Signature Dishes: Maine Lobster ■ Take Out: Yes Tacos, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Crab Fried Rice, Georges Bank Lemon Sole ■ Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. daily ■ Hours: ■ Open Since: 2009 • 4-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday • 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday ■ Reservations: Yes Maine Lobster Tacos are filled with grilled sweet-corn pico de gallo and wrapped in housemade tortillas.
The main dining room features ocean views.
Eddie V’s for seafood … and a whole lot more! BY KELLEY CARLSON ddie V’s Prime Seafood, whose La Jolla location overlooks the Pacific, provides a menu that swells with offerings from North American waters. Inspired by classic seafood restaurants in San Francisco, New Orleans and Boston, Eddie V’s creates dishes from catch kept fresh, whether it’s from West Coast docks, the North Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. For instance, there is the Point Judith Calamari, named for the cape on the coast of Narragansett, R.I. The colorful appetizer is prepared kung-pao style with roasted cashews and crisp noodles. And then there are entrees such as the Pacific Swordfish, broiled with fresh Jonah crab, avocado and red chili vinaigrette, which pairs well with a side of Crab Fried Rice with scallions and mushrooms; and the Georges Bank Scallops, mollusks obtained from New England that are sautéed with citrus, roasted almonds and brown butter. Although the name implies it’s strictly a seafood establishment, Eddie V’s also offers USDA prime, center-cut steaks that are aged 28 days and obtained from a butcher in Chicago. Among the selections are two sizes of filet mignon, a 16-ounce New York strip and a 22-ounce bone-in rib eye. “For being primarily a seafood restaurant, we sell a lot of prime steaks, as well,” Executive Chef Chris Gardner said. To accompany the dishes — served family-style — there are sides such as Truffled Macaroni and Cheese. Guests can conclude their meal with one of a halfdozen desserts; the “go-to” item is the flaming Hot “Bananas Foster” Butter Cake
The Point Judith Calamari, from Rhode Island, is prepared kung-pao style with roasted cashews and crisp noodles.
Eddie V’s Waterfront Terrace provides views of the La Jolla sea caves. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at delmartimes.net Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week: Eddie V’s Sautéed Lemon Sole in Parmesan Crust with a scoop of butter-pecan ice cream. The La Jolla location of Eddie V’s is similar in decor to the seven additional restaurants in the chain, which are located in Texas and Arizona, although there are some aspects that make it unique. The large windows that enclose the split-level interior — divided into a lounge/bar and the main dining room — permit views of the ocean and La Jolla sea caves. A century-old fireplace that was part of the original building on the site — the Wahnfried Cottage — provides a sense of warmth and coziness. Just outside on the deck, children often watch sea lions swimming around the caves and listen to their echoing barks. Upstairs, on the covered Waterfront Terrace, patrons can dine in small groups and take advantage of pleasant weather. Inside the V Lounge, guests can sit at the bar or at tables near the piano and listen to live jazz music daily, starting at 6 p.m.
Parmesan-crusted Georges Bank Lemon Sole with tomato and herb salad and lemon-garlic butter. weekdays and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended, managing partner Mario Vega said, as the restaurant constantly fills during lunch and dinner. However, it’s walk-in business in the lounges, where customers can receive $2 off drinks during the daily happy hour. Gardner recommends that a half-hour before sunset, patrons settle in while it’s still daylight, watch the setting sun, and then have dinner to catch “a few different phases of dining.” The Waterfront Terrace is the ideal place to sit for such an experience, and reservations should be made a couple weeks in advance to guarantee a spot there. “There are a lot of faithfuls and die-hard fans we see here on a weekly basis,” Vega said. “A lot of them grew up when this (place) was The Chart House. They see what it has evolved into. It’s a lot of memories for a lot of people.”
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Civic & Historical Society of Solana Beach to hold annual Holiday Boutique Nov. 10 The Civic & Historical Society of Solana Beach will hold its annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 10, from, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It will be at La Colonia Community Center located at 715 Valley Avenue in Solana Beach. The Boutique will feature exquisite items and is the perfect place to purchase gifts and complete your holiday shopping ahead of schedule. You will find unique and special articles, such as hand-carved, wooden bowls, travel bags, stylish hand-knit items and a variety of plant arrangements and colorful quilts. Peruse the many seasonal items which can add zest to your holiday home dĂŠcor this year. Additionally, there will be gifts and stocking stuffers for children and young adults. Door prizes will be given to lucky shoppers throughout the day. Special one-of-a-kind pieces of art will be available through a silent auction and also through a raffle. There will be a huge bake sale of wonderful homemade goodies. Complimentary coffee and tea will be available. The community is invited to this event. Come and enjoy time with your neighbors. Proceeds will be used to support the mission of the Civic & Historical Society. For more information, please contact Pam Dalton at 858-755-8574.
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Nov. 10 concert by top young musicians will aid kids with complex congenital heart disease Dozens of talented young musicians from around the county will perform Saturday, Nov. 10, in Solana Beach to brighten the lives of children who have complex congenital heart disease. Money raised at the third annual Heart of a Child concert will benefit the Ariana Fund, a nonprofit organization formed in 2008 in memory of Ariana Miller, a 13-yearold Encinitas girl who died from the disease that year while waiting for a heart transplant. In its young history, the Ariana Fund has awarded nearly $45,000 in grants, including recent awards of $10,000 to expand Resounding Joyâ€™s â€œHealing Notesâ€? music therapy program at Rady Childrenâ€™s Hospital for patients with congenital heart disease, and $7500 to Camp del Corazon, a summer camp on Catalina Island for children with heart disease. Ariana loved music, played piano and sang in choir. The event will be co-hosted this year by Loren Nancarrow and Hal Grant. Nancarrow, a well-known local television personality, is news anchor on FOX 5 San Diego. Grant has directed many network television shows and currently directs the Steve Harvey Show in Chicago. The concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 424 Via de la Valle, in Solana Beach, just north of the county fairgrounds. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and a silent auction. Tickets, at $25 each general admission and $15 students, can be purchased at the door or online at www.thearianafund.org. For more information, visit www. thearianafund.org or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is Nov. 14-18 The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will hold its 9th annual food and wine festival Nov. 14-18. The event is an international showcase of the world’s premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. The event benefits culinary and enology arts scholarships awarded by the American Institute of Wine & Food and the
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. More than 800 wines, 70 of San Diego’s top fine dining restaurants and gourmet food companies, and exhibitors participated in the 2011 Festival. For additional details on the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival and a complete schedule of events, visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com.
The hills are alive at San Diego Junior Theatre Forty-six students are performing in San Diego Junior Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music,” through Nov. 18 at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. The beloved musical is set during the 1930s in Austria where an aspiring nun, Maria, is assigned by the head of her abbey to be a governess. Maria’s vivaciousness and generous heart attract the love of the seven children and their widowed father, decorat-
ed Navy Captain Georg Von Trapp. “The Sound of Music” was the final collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein. It premiered on Broadway in 1959. Directed by Rayme Sciaroni, the production is recommended for ages 6 and older. Showtimes and tickets, $10-$15, are at juniortheatre.com or (619) 239-8355.
Annual Jewish Book Fair to present lectures by 40 authors The 18th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair will span nine days, Nov. 3-11, and feature some 40 authors discussing a range of issues-of-the-day mostly at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. The fair is open to the public with tickets, $16-$19, available from the JCC box of-
fice at (858) 362-1348 or online at sdjbf.org. The fair kicks off with an 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 visit at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff By Sea, from New York Times best-selling author, Daniel Silva, who has written “15 pulse-pounding spy and intrigue novels taken from tomorrow’s headlines,” according to press materials.
What story are you living? Friends of Jung lecture is Nov. 9 Carol Pearson, PH.D, will present a Friends of Jung lecture, Twelve Archetypes For Being More Fully Who You Are,” on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will by held at Mueller College Main Campus, 123 Camino de la Reina, San Diego. Dr. Pearson is the president of Pacifica Graduate Institute and the author of “The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By and Awakening the Heroes Within: 12 Archetypes For Finding Ourselves and Transforming Our World.” She also co-authored “What Story Are You Living,” as well as sev-
eral books related to leadership and organizational development including “The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the 21st Century.” Dr. Pearson looks at archetypes with the eye of an educator, recognizing how identification with archetypal stories and their protagonists can assist with human growth and self-actualization. Admission fees are $10 for Mueller students with badge, $15 for FOJ members, $17 full-time students and seniors (65+), and $20 non-members.
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Community invited to attend Veterans Day celebration Santa Fe Christian Schools extends an invitation to veterans and local community members to attend its’ annual Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 838 Academy Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Featuring guest speaker Col. Michael
Sullivan (U.S. Army Ret.), the event will kick off with a breakfast for veterans at 9:30 a.m. with a celebration program following at 10 a.m. Please RSVP to Tina Burke at 7558900 x1020 or email@example.com.
San Diego’s largest Veterans Day Parade is Nov. 12 With the goal of recognizing all local veterans for their service, the 2012 San Diego County Veterans Day Parade will celebrate its annual holiday parade Monday, Nov. 12. Honoring San Diego men and women of all ages who have served in any capacity in the U.S. Armed Forces, the 2012 parade honors the 65th anniversary of the first recorded flight to break the sound barrier
with Major General Charles (Chuck) Elwood Yeager, pilot of that heroic flight, serving as the 2012 Grand Marshal. For more information about the San Diego County Veterans Day Parade, parking information, road closures resulting from the parade, or to provide support through a financial contribution, please visit http:// www.sdvetparade.org/.
Global outreach concert to be held Nov. 10 A global outreach concert, “One World One People” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the One Heart One Mind Center for Spiritual Living (11211 Sorrento Valley Rd., San Diego, 92121, Suites F-G.)
Donations: $20 per person. The event is a “Celebration of World Cultures in the Original Languages.” For more information, call 858-232-0260 or 760-471-6471.
‘Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse’ “Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse,” an innovative multi-media and multi-disciplinary production created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, returns to San Diego. The show premieres
Nov. 13 under its signature White Big Top, in the parking lot adjacent to Petco Park. Tickets to Cavalia are now on sale by calling 1-866-999-8111 or online at www. cavalia.net.
Tom Hayden to speak at UCSD Nov. 5 Progressive political activist and former role in the protests surrounding the 1968 California Sen. Tom Hayden, one of the founders of the student activist group, Students for a Democratic Society, will give a free lecture at UC San Diego, on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m., in Robinson Auditorium at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Hayden, who was once married to actress Jane Fonda and served in the California legislature for 18 years, played a key
Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In 1976, Hayden created the Campaign for Economic Democracy (CED) that promoted solar energy, environmental protection and renters’ rights policies. UCSD is located at 9500 Gilman Drive. For more information e-mail hcervantes@ ucsd.edu, or call (858) 822-4059.
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‘Tales of the Mayan Skies’ opens at science center
Vertical Gardening at Gardeners92130 garden club meeting Nov. 15
Expert to speak on ‘Mastering the Mysteries of Sleep’ at SB Library Nov. 13 On Tuesday night, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solana Beach Library, the Friends of the Library are hosting a presentation titled “Mastering the Mysteries of Sleep” by Milton K. Erman, MD. Dr. Erman is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at UCSD and President of Pacific Sleep Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies dealing with sleep medicine and a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has authored more than 200 professional publications dealing with sleep disorders. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach (telephone: 858-755-1404). This program is free to the public.
The digital planetarium show, “Tales of the Mayan Skies,” debuts Nov. 9 at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Heikoff Dome Theater. Produced by Chabot Space & Science Center, it presents the rich history and culture of the ancient Maya civilization at Chichén Itzá, immersing audiences in Maya science, art and my-
thology. Latin Grammy Award-winner Lila Downs narrates as viewers are transported to Maya cities and temples in the jungles of Mexico. Showtimes and tickets (1 film + access to exhibit galleries): $15.75 and $12.75. (619) 238-1233. http://www.rhfleet.org/site/ imax/index.cfm.
The next meeting of Gardeners92130, the new Torrey Hills/Carmel Valley garden club, will feature Georges Fortier, owner and manager of Vertical Garden Solutions, in Encinitas, discussing varieties of vertical gardens and how to make and nurture a vertical garden. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, 92130, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all interested gardeners.
Jimenez Lai imagines other worlds and engages the design of architecture through stories that conflate design, representation, theory, criticism, history and taste into cartoon pages. Lai will discuss his work in “Across Disciplines,” as a guest of the Dialogues in Art
& Architecture series, Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Admission: Free. Lai is an assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, and leader of Bureau Spectacular Architecture. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
of shopping, pampering and fun. Affectionately coined the “Ultimate Day Out For Women,” the Head to Toe Women’s Expo returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Nov. 10 and For more information, visit www.headtotoewomensexpo.com.
Head to Toe Women’s Expo to fairgrounds Nov. 10, 11 Lecture on creativity to be held Nov. 8 coming Ladies across the county: grab your girlfriends for a day
Robin Henkel to perform at Zel’s Del Mar Robin Henkel, (award-winning guitarist/singer) plays blues and jazz, will perform at Zel’s Del Mar on Sat., Nov. 3 and 17, from 8-10 p.m. All ages, free (but purchase suggested). Location: 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar; (858) 7550076.
Music Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito to hold Drum Circle The Music Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is sponsoring a Drum Circle: Common Beat – Rythyms for Healing, Wellness and Divine Remembrance on Nov. 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach). Christine Stevens, an internationally acclaimed music therapist, author and lecturer, will conduct the Drum Circle. Admission is $15 per person, $10 children and teens. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , 858-755-9225 or www.uufsd.org for more information and directions.
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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is sponsoring “Laughs for Hope” on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. (show starts at 7 p.m.). The event is a fundraiser for “The Hope Collage” charity which benefits the Suthasinee Noi-In Orphanage located in Yasothon, Thailand. The orphanage provides love, support and medical care for over 80 children with HIV AIDS. The fundraiser will feature four of San Diego’s best improv comedy groups: The Stage Monkeys, The Hinges, Mike & Chris, and Seersucker. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is located at 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach. Contact: Eli Snider, www.TheHopeCollage.com, TheHopeCollage@gmail.com Ticket price is $20 and includes admission plus your choice of a free drink or free raffle ticket. One hundred present of all proceeds will be donated to the orphanage.
Friends of Solana Beach Library to hold used book sale Nov. 13-17 The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from Tuesday Nov. 13-- Saturday Nov. 17. Hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the Solana Beach Library , 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, 92075. Shoppers may fill a grocery bag for $5.00 from our collection. Please, no Early Birds.
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The Drake Center for Veterinary Care known for longtime provision of ‘unprecedented levels of care and service’ BY KATHY DAY Longevity means a lot in the veterinary care industry, and Michele Drake, DVM, says the 20-year track record of The Drake Center speaks volumes about her business. From 1992, when she purchased the business and was the lone vet with three employees, to today with six doctors and 30 employees, the center has been all about “unprecedented levels of care,” she said. Their menu of services includes wellness care, hospitalization and emergency care, along with dentistry, surgery and acupuncture. They also provide behavioral education, laboratory and prescription services, and diet and nutrition education, as well as bathing and boarding, primarily for their client base since they don’t have a separate boarding facility. About 99 percent of the animals the Drake team sees are cats and dogs, although they also care for rabbits and “pocket pets” on occasion. Citing their mission statement – “to provide the best medical and surgical care in a compassionate environment and to provide unsurpassed service for our clients” – Drake said they are known for “awesome patient care and customer service.” With a front staff that is good at listening, they know when people come in fear and know how to soothe that feeling. “They are fearful for their pet, or fearful it will misbehave or even fearful of being judged,” said the graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia who also is certified in veterinary acupuncture. “We get that.” For the senior citizen “who can’t handle giving five medications to her dog,” they can adjust the routine so she can handle it, or when a mom arrives with three children and the dog in tow, the staff will go out and help them get into the office and entertain the kids, Drake said. “We hire people with the same philosophy of treating
pets like family member,” she added. And with a “high retention rate of capable and knowledgeable people,” The Drake Center staff has watched as their customers’ families grew and matured. “Relationship building is key,” Drake noted. “We’re like the oldtime family doctor.” Michele Drake, DMV The staff can tailor medications and treatment plans based on what’s best for the family and also takes budget into consideration since Drake recognizes that specialized veterinary services can be costly. When that type of care is called for, Drake and her associates will recommend specialists and stay involved in what needs to be done. They may turn to an “integrative” approach that uses Western and Eastern techniques with pets, sometimes utilizing Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, which the center’s website says “is based on the concept of balance using
acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, food therapy and Qigong.” Pain management is a particular strength of the center, according to Drake. “We want to make sure our patients don’t have pain.” But sometimes they recognize there’s not much that can be done beyond keeping an animal comfortable. In one recent case, a woman came in with a dog with an upset stomach that turned out to be inoperable cancers, Drake said. When she heard the news, she asked the doctors to make sure her children had time to come home from college and say goodbye. “The biggest thing we do here is our very special way of taking care of our clients,” she said. “We believe we are head and shoulders above others in this respect.” Important to remember: Dr. Drake says pets should be seen at least once a year. They age more quickly than humans so there are things we can catch if they get regular checkups. She also says after age 8 or 9 they should be checked twice a year. With all pets, if you see a change in their behavior or break in their routine, such as not greeting you at the door or not staying beside you while you’re working at the computer, have them checked. Need to know: The Drake Center for Veterinary Care: http://www.thedrakecenter.com/ (760) 753-9393 195 N. El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024 Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat.: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Business Spotlight
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Julia Schorn, Harp Julia Schorn (Harp), Nico Hinderling (Bass), and Mitchell White (Saxophone) are CCA seniors who have participated in the Envision Instrumental Music Conservatory for three years.
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Canyon Crest Academy Envision Instrumental Music Conservatory Recitals Series begins Nov. 7 Canyon Crest Academy Envision Instrumental Music Conservatory will present an exciting series of recitals on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the CCA Proscenium Theater. Each evening promises to be filled with a variety of musical styles from classical to contemporary, jazz and folk. Students will be performing solo and small ensemble repertoire, with different performers each night. Senior recitals will be the capstone of every evening. The recital on Wednesday, Nov. 7, will include performances by: Lena Altaffer (classical piano), Grant Gilbreth (mallet percussion), Connor Gilmore (contemporary piano), Catherine Marshall (flute), and Sophia Yang¬ (classical piano) with senior recitals by: Leila Benedyk (cello), Nico Hinderling (bass), and Julia Schorn (harp). The recital on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will include performances by: Stephen Ai (classical piano), Nammi Baru (violin), Srikanth Kalluri (tenor saxophone), Jeff Lee (clarinet), Brittany Martin (flute), Davina Moossazadeh (classical piano), Leonard Yoon (clarinet), and Trevor York (drums) with senior performances by: Ritwik Bandyopadhyay (drums) and Mitchell White (saxophones). The recital on Wednesday, Nov. 14, will include performances by: Christian Ellwood (guitar), Matthew Fildey (guitar), Scott Fitzmorris (contemporary piano), Tristan Merrill (guitar), Jessica Muchnick (bass), Levi Nattrass (contemporary piano), David Shin (classical piano), and Max Vinetz (classical piano) with senior performances by: Alexis Klopack (classical piano), Maddie Marcin (contemporary piano), and Amanda Niles
(guitar). Students in the Instrumental Music Conservatory study music theory, music history, chamber and solo works, and a variety of musical styles from antiquity to the present. They study a variety of world music as well, both in a historical sense as well as modern performance practices. Students compose, record, and learn elements of music business and sound engineering as well. The Conservatory is comprised of a select audition-only group of 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Students perform informally, give recitals and participate in large-scale productions, both as solely the Conservatory and in collaboration with other arts disciplines. Amy Villanova is the coordinator of the Instrumental Music Program, which encompasses wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz band, symphonic band, and the conservatory program. The Conservatory Recitals in November will showcase the impressive depth and scope of the talents of the Conservatory students. The recitals are open to the public. Tickets are available online: http://www.ccaenvision.org/events.html, at the door, or in advance at the ASB Finance window on the CCA campus. CCA Envision is supported by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parentled 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.
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CCA Foundation Legacy Wall dedication The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation (CCAF) unveiled the CCA Foundation Legacy Wall, which honors the most generous donors, on Oct. 25 at the CCA school campus. In addition to the donors, invited guests included San Diego city and school officials, the professional artist Dee McMillen, who guided students through the process of creating the art for the wall, as well as the parents of the students who created the art. The Foundation also formally dedicated the art- Artist Dee McMillen work to the Canyon Crest Academy. Photos/Jon Clark
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Old Globe’s ‘Measure For Measure’ opens Nov. 10 BY DIANA SAENGER Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” has a reputation for being one of his “problem” plays. However, team members from the University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program are ready to prove just the opposite — even though the department has never done the show in its 25-year history. The Old Globe will collaborate on the production, which stages Nov. 10-18 in Balboa Park. Christopher Salazar, who plays Duke Vincentio, said the confusing script centers on a Duke who rules with the knowledge that his country has fallen into disrepair. “He decides to leave for a while and put the strict and regimented Angelo (Matthew Bellows) in charge to clean up the place,” Salazar said. “The Duke says he’s going abroad, but instead,
he stays around in a disguise and sees that Angelo takes his duty to extremes.” A big subplot of the play involves Angelo ordering an execution for Claudio (Adam Gerber), who has premarital relations with his fiancée, Juliet (Erin Elizabeth Adams). “This was strictly forbidden at the time, and the story gets very interesting as Isabella (Whitney Wakimoto), sister of the man to be executed, goes to Angelo to plead for her brother’s life,” Salazar said. “The strict, regimented Angelo, who is known for not giving over to any of his own carnal desires, faces just that when he meets the engaging and intelligent Isabella and falls in love with her. In essence, Angelo is feeling the same things for Isabella that he’s sentenced Claudio to death for, and he faces a huge decision.”
Top vocalists from Bulgaria to perform Nov. 10 at Ocean Air School On Nov. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., the LA Bulgarian-American Cultural Center and a Torrey Hills resident, Vassya Valentino, present to the community two top vocalists from Bulgaria. The concert will be held at the Ocean Air MUR. The event goal is to introduce children and adults to the extremely rich and complex musical heritage of the land of Orpheus. The twohour repertoire will consist of songs ranging from authentic Balkan folklore to classical arias and canzonets, jazz and pop. Dessy Dobreva started her career as a student in the early 2000s as a solo singer for a Bulgarian show similar to Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. She is an honor graduate of the Berkelee School of Music in Boston. She is a professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Music. She is also a new mother of a 1-year-old son. Her music is unique with its vivid contemporary arrangement twist of the authentic Balkan folklore. http://youtu.be/3PLtculAdOA In 1996, Ivailo Giurov won “Golden Orpheus,” the most prestigious award of the Bulgarian International Festival. He led 12 of the 13 rounds of the Bulgarian national contest “Sing With Me 2008.” His voice has wide tenor diapason which can be easily compared to the great Andrea Bocelli. He was under the mentorship of Luciano Pavarotti in 2005 and a lead soloist in the U.S. opera production company “Teatro Lyrico D’Europa” in 2007/08, which also performed in San Diego. http://giurov.com/canzonettas.php Both musicians have performed in front of stadiums and presidents, including Gorbachov and all over the world. Vassya Valentino is the host of this event and proud to present this unique quality concert to the local community that she has called home since 2007. Vassya Valentino and Stoyan Gogov, a family and immigrants from Bulgaria since 1996, also own a software company with an office just west of Torrey Hills. Their application “OfficeSuite” surpassed even “Angry Birds” just three weeks ago and now enjoys the position of being the top selling app on Google Play. They also have a 7-year-old son who attends Ocean Air Elementary School. Ocean Air MUR is located at 11444 Canter Heights Drive, San Diego, 92130. For more information, visit www.vassya.info or email
Salazar, who has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chap e l Hill, said although he has performed in many Shakespearean festivals, he found the role of the Duke a challenge. “I’m excited to take on something that is a bit of a stretch and go in a different direction than I normally play,” he said. “And, I’m playing my character through the eyes of another character in a mask instead of that of the Duke. I like that the play is interspersed with great comedic characters, and although it has a dark theme, it has so much comedy throughout that is just as prevalent as the serious matter.” Salazar added that he finds much more in the script than the theme of hypocrisy. “The story is about compassion, love and loyalty, and how the human spirit can show up when someone does wrong and wants to do right in the end.” If you go: What: The Old Globe/ University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program production of ‘Measure for Measure’ When: Nov. 10–18 Where: Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park Tickets: From $19 Phone: (619) 23-GLOBE Website: TheOldGlobe. org
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Ashley Falls Spooky House Ashley Falls Elementary School students recently geared up for Halloween at the schoolâ€™s fun-filled Spooky House. Photos/Jon Clark
Del Mar Hills Academy Halloween Hoedown
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Alexis, Mia, Kaili Milana
The Haunted House Crew at the Performing Arts Center
Del Mar Hills Academy held a Halloween Hoedown Oct. 26. The event featured square dancing, storytelling, pumpkin arts and crafts, petting zoo, face painting, cake walk and more. Admission is free. The cake walk accepted donations towards UNICEF. Gourmet burgers and Italian Ice from local food trucks were available for purchase. Photos/Jon Clark
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Ocean Air Dadâ€™s Club Lunch (Right) Ocean Air Elementary School dads and students recently gathered for a special Dadâ€™s Club lunch. Photos/Jon Clark
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(Below) Ocean Air School also recently held a Jump Rope for Heart event in support of the American Heart Association and as part of Red Ribbon Week.
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Carmel Creek Halloween Bingo Night Carmel Creek Elementary School combined the fun of Halloween and Bingo at a festive event held Oct. 25. Photos/Jon Clark
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Fall in love with autumnâ€™s harvest The Kitchen Shrink
BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN â€˜Tis the season for hearty veggies with pungent aromas, divine rich flavors and interesting back stories to dial-up your dishes and answer your culinary curiosities. Letâ€™s get to the root of the matter with some fall faves. I Yam what I Yam Are yams and sweet potatoes the same? These two tubers are not botanically created equal. Sweet potatoes, members of the morning glory family cultivated in the southern U.S. in the 16th century are orange or golden-fleshed dicotylens, while yams, Latin American imports with African and Asian ancestry are monocots belonging to the Dioscoreaceae family. The appearances and textures of these two flowering plants differ too: the stubby, taper-ended sweet potato has a glabrous thin-
skin ranging from purpley red to brown; the scalyskinned yam with varying hues from dark brown to light pink is elongated and cylindrical-shaped. The former is also moist and sweet with a mother lode of Vitamins C, B6, iron, potassium, calcium and folic acid, and beats the pants off of yams in calcium, iron, Vitamin E and beta-carotene content, probably in part due to yamâ€™s lighter, less nutrient-rich â€œfleshâ€? color. To prevent tuber confusion, the Department of Agriculture has stipulated that the ruby roots must include the tag line â€œsweet potatoâ€? especially if they are casually referred to as â€œyams.â€? Whether your druthers are sweet potatoes or yams, they both add a nutritional oomph to any dish along with a splash of eye candy. These creamy complex carbs can be pureed into baby foods, quick breads, custards, pies or cream soups, diced into stews, sliced into French-fries, grated into pancakes or croquettes or shredded raw into salads. These tubers pair well with coconut, ginger, lime, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Stinky Sprouts Are Brussels sprouts immature cabbages? Although they resemble miniature cabbage heads, Brussels sprouts are yet another member of the crucifer family. They were cultivated in the 16th century in the Flemish city of
Brussels, ergo the name. Rows of sprouts grow on a long stalk, two to three feet in length. These low cal, high fiber, anti-carcinogen powerhouses are packed with Vitamins A, K, C, B6, folate, potassium, thiamin, iron and manganese. Slice them raw in slaws or sautĂŠ and toss in salads, or roast with balsamic vinegar and olive oil as a side for your holiday duck or turkey. The Albino Carrot Are parsnips unripe or immature carrots? Parsnips, European imports from the 1600s are a close cousin to the carrot not an unripe version. They are mostly enjoyed cooked, whether roasted or tossed in soups and stews exuding an aroma reminiscent of turnips, a creamy buttery texture, and a sharp taste similar to butterscotch and cardamom. The Eyes Have it Which potatoes have the highest starch content? Russets, hands down are the king of starch, making them the best potatoes for baking and whipping up fluffy mashed potatoes. And as they donâ€™t absorb a lot of oil russets are also the best choice for French fries too. Since red-skins and Yukon Golds have a lower starch content they stay firm after cooking, making them ideal for potato salads, soups, chowders and scalloped dishes. Rings a Bell Whatâ€™s the diff between green bell peppers and red ones?
Sweet Potato Chips A-Go-Go For a riff on potato chips, try this healthier baked version with the ruby tuber and some herbs and spices for some culinary rock â€™nâ€™ roll. 1 large sweet potato, peeled Âź teaspoon garlic powder Âź teaspoon cayenne pepper Âź teaspoon cumin Âź teaspoon brown sugar Âź teaspoon sea salt Drizzle of olive oil
brown. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and spices. Sprinkle the mixture on the chips and munch away.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Make paper-thin slices of the sweet potato with a slicer or mandolin. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush with olive oil. Place the slices on the sheet, single-file and brush these lightly with olive oil. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until brown. Turn over and bake for another few minutes until Just like green olives are unripe black ones, green bells are unripe red, yellow and orange ones. The immature greens will eventually change color and develop more nutrients. Red and orange hued peppers contain 11 times the beta-carotene as green ones. For additional fall recipes, email email@example.com or check out www.FreeRangeClub.com.
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Daniel serves on the Executive Board of Directors and is the Community Events Chairman of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce.
“Daniel Powell has worked tirelessly to support our injured veterans. His dedication to serving others is truly admirable.” —Nico Marcolongo, retired Marine Officer, Solana Beach Resident “Daniel Powell’s long term and loyal support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation has played a significant role in our growth and development, and has helped us make a meaningful difference in the lives of over 7,000 challenged athletes worldwide.” —Virginia Tinley, Executive Director, Challenged Athletes Foundation*
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Celebrity Pitcher Day The third annual Celebrity Pitcher Day was held Oct. 27 for The Miracle League of San Diego. Miracle League players had the opportunity to come face to face with current and former Major Leaguers from the San Diego Padres for a chance to hit one out of the park. The event was held at Engel Family Field at San Dieguito Park. Visit www.miracleleagueofsandiego.org Photos/Jon Clark
Team Red Sox Parker gets a base hit in his Captain America suit.
Emery at bat.
Former Padres relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman congratulates Daniel on his score.
Miracle League baseball
(Left) Benjamin at bat.
Aiden at bat;
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Former Padres catcher Brad Ausmus pitches
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Jake makes it to home base.
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