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RSF Foundation to hold 30th anniversary celebration The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

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BY JOE TASH CONTRIBUTOR The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, where silent-era movie icons such as Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford came to relax, and which served as the backdrop of a midnight marriage ceremony for architect Frank Lloyd Wright, may soon change ownership for the first time in 53 years. The Royce family, which has owned the historic inn since 1958, has placed the property on the market. The sale will be handled by the Newport Beach-based CB Richard Ellis hotels group, according to Jed Stirnkorb, a senior vice president with the company. “The Royce family has received numerous inquiries from people interested in buying The Inn,” Stirnkob wrote in an email. “Rather than having their management continually answer questions, they selected CBRE to handle all inquiries. The family would consider selling The Inn if a significant offer is made by a group that would uphold the longstanding traditions of the Covenant.” The hotel has not been listed with a specific asking price, Stirnkorb wrote in an email. “Prospective buyers will value the property differently and we want to be open to all serious offers.” The hotel opened in 1922 and was designed by Lilian Rice, one of San Diego’s first female architects, whose work established themes and styles that define Rancho Santa Fe to this day. The Inn sits on a 21-acre property along Linea Del Cielo at the entrance to the Rancho Santa Fe Village. Today, The Inn has 107 guest rooms, the Fusion restaurant and bar, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, fitness center, tennis courts, a business center and meeting space, wrote Stirnkorb. Since it was first built, The Inn has played a central role in Rancho Santa Fe’s civic, cultural and social life, said Diane Welch, an author and journalist who published an awardSee INN, page 22

Red Envelope Day at R. Roger Rowe School The annual contribution campaign for the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation was celebrated with Red Envelope Friday on Sept. 30 at R. Roger Rowe School. On Red Envelope Friday, community businesses, residents and parents of students at Rancho Santa Fe School were encouraged to make their Education Foundation contributions in order to maintain the Five-Star Education programs for the year. For more, visit www. (Above) Beth Vincik and Bill Gaylord help make the day a success. See more inside. Photo/Jon Clark

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation will hold its 30th anniversary community celebration on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Title sponsor is Union Bank. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the event will include a hosted wine bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required. Please call 858-7566557, ext. 5, or email rsvp@ Look for a story on the RSF Foundation in next week’s paper (Oct. 13 issue).

Solana Beach school board member working for education law firm BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER

Solana Beach School District board member and attorney Art Palkowitz is providing general legal advice to school districts as Senior Counsel at Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz, a San Diego County law firm specializing in education law. (The Solana Beach School District has schools in Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach.) Formerly Assistant General Counsel at San Diego Unified School District where he worked for nine years, Palkowitz joined Stutz Artiano in March 2010. Palkowitz, whose second four-year term on the SBSD school board expires in November 2012, has been a practicing attorney for over

28 years, with background in public education and civil litigation. Since Palkowitz joined Stutz Artiano, the Solana Beach School District has continued to have the law firm represent the district on two cases. SBSD superintendent Leslie Fausset said there is no conflict of interest. “Art has nothing to do with any of the cases that the firm represents,” she said. Also, she said he recuses himself from voting on all decisions involving Stutz Artiano cases that involve expenses with the firm. “We’ve taken probably a more cautious approach, but that’s how we’ve handled it,” Fausset said. She said Palkowitz shared with her his intent to

join the law firm in advance, and she said she had “no misgivings at all.” “We took all of the appropriate precautions,” she said, adding that “it’s very beneficial to a district” to have attorneys on school boards who understand education issues.

Palkowitz’s professional experience, according to his profile on the Stutz Artiano Web site, includes an understanding of the California Education Code, certificated and classified employee suspension and termination proceedings, strategy and See FIRM, page 22


A legal case involving a Solana Beach School District special education preschool student, begun in August 2010, is now with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The case is being handled by Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz lawyer Dan Shinoff.

The case has been paid in large part by the Special Education Legal Alliance, formed seven or eight years ago to support potentially precedent-setting cases where the outcome could impact other districts and other cases, said SBSD superintendent Leslie Fausset. “What happens in so many of these cases is that See ALLIANCE, page 22

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Two weeks left to complete 30 for 30 grants By Christy Wilson, executive director, RSF Foundation The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is celebrating 30 years of promoting effective philanthropy in San Diego County, nationally and around the world! Together with our donors we have supported thousands of different nonprofits over the years and we are not finished yet. In recognition of our 30th Anniversary, we have selected 30 San Diego area nonprofits to each receive a $1,000 challenge grant from the Foundation. In return we have challenged them to raise an additional $29,000 from their donors and ours. “30 for 30” grantees RSF Art Guild RSF Community Center RSF Garden Club RSF Historical Society RSF Library Guild RSF Senior Center Community Concerts of RSF Mingei Museum Oceanside Museum of Art Orchestra Nova Canine Companions Helen Woodward Animal Center San Diego Botanic Garden San Dieguito River Conservancy San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy CSUSM – ACE Scholars Community HousingWorks Elementary Institute of Science Girls Scouts – San Diego Kids Included Together Monarch School Burn Institute Community Resource Center Feeding America – San Diego Kids Korps Vista Community Clinic Interfaith Community Services Just in Time for Foster Youth Friends of San Pasqual Academy TERI, Inc. To date more than $150,000 has been raised by these organizations … won’t you participate too? It is our hope that everyone will accept our challenge to assist one or several of the “30 for 30” grantees. $30,000 for 30 nonprofits … that is $900,000 if everyone meets their goal! We believe that the “30 for 30” challenge is an effective way to partner with the selected nonprofits by leveraging Foundation dollars with those of our donors and others in the community. There is no minimum donation, although we suggest $500 or more, and you may specify how you wish your donation to be used by the grantees. Checks may be sent to the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation (please make checks payable to RSF Foundation) or to the organizations directly (specify “30 for 30” challenge in the memo line) or you may make the grants from a donor advised fund. Grantees meeting the goal will be recognized at our 30th Anniversary celebration on Oct. 20 … details will follow after June 1. Our goal is to acknowledge all “30 for 30” organizations on Oct. 20 and celebrate nearly a million dollars in philanthropy in recognition of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s 30th Anniversary. On behalf of the board of directors, please accept our sincere thanks for your generosity to those organizations which are addressing the needs of our region and beyond … day by day, one person at a time. For more information, please call the RSF Foundation office at 858-756-6557 or email

Half-price book sale to be held at The Book Cellar in RSF The RSF Library Guild will hold a half-price book sale Oct. 13-15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at The Book Cellar, lo-

cated at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. All books will be 50 percent off. Raffle to win a $50 gift cer-

tificate. For more information, call 858-756-4780; www.rsflibraryguild. org/bookcellar.html

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club offers hands-on workshop in Hydroponic Gardening Although hydroponic gardening has been around for thousands of years (the Hanging Gardens of Babylon for example), gardeners are beginning to rediscover this exciting method of gardening without soil. Hydroponic gardening is the cultivation of plants in water. One of the benefits of hydroponics over traditional farming is that hydroponic plants grow much faster and healthier than soil-grown plants. One reason for this is that the plants do not have to grow roots in a wide, deep fashion in order to look for water. The roots can grow straight down a few inches to get its nourishment. This method also helps to eliminate unwanted diseases that begin in the soil. Additionally, although water is the growing medium, less water is used in hydroponic gardens because the water is recycled and there is very little water loss due to evaporation. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is offering a Hydroponics Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about hydroponic gardening. This hands-on workshop will teach participants the principals of applying hydroponics as a fun and easy sustainable gardening method. Each participant will create and take home their own kitchen garden with fall veggies and herbs. The Garden Club is located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. The workshop fee is $70 and includes all materials and plants. The workshop will be conducted by Alex Kallas of AgPals (Partnership for Agriculture and Landscape Sustainability), a nonprofit educational organization that promotes sustainable gardening in schools, garden clubs, and community gardens. All proceeds from Saturday’s workshop will benefit local garden education. To reserve a space in the workshop please contact, Alex Kallas, at or call 760977-8892. Make your own Hydroponic Garden Box at the RSF Garden Club on Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.


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ongratulations to Lin Constans for submitting the winning photo to the September community photo contest. Constans’ photo, titled “Luna Tik After an All-Nighter,” was chosen from a group of truly great pictures submitted by our readers. Constans will receive a Del Mar Highlands gift card for winning the September Winner: ‘Luna Tik After an All-nighter’ by Lin Constans contest. Doug Kinnear and Jeannette were chosen as runner-ups. The start of October marks the beginning of the “Bark-o-ween: Best pet in costume” community photo contest. Go to to enter for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be chosen by our editors and announced early next month. Don’t forget to check out for up-to-theminute news on the community of Rancho Santa Fe. Third: ‘I Need a Bigger Bed’ by Jeannette

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Puppies get a second chance at life with foster parents Three very lucky newborn puppies and their mom are safely in the hands of foster parents now thanks to an animal shelter employee who reached out to the Helen Woodward Animal Center for help. The puppies were not even born yet when their very pregnant mom was abandoned at an animal shelter without adequate resources to care for a dog about to give birth. Helen Woodward Animal Center found a foster family for the mom, a 3.5-year-old Queensland Heeler named Hannah, and paid for an emergency C-section when complications made a natural birth impossible. Though one puppy was stillborn, three healthy puppies and mom are thriving today in the care of foster parents Dave and Barbara Johnson from Fallbrook. “We saved their lives not once, but twice – first when we placed their mom with a foster family and again when Hannah was unable to deliver the pups naturally and surgery was required. These are some very lucky dogs, “said LaBeth Thompson, adoptions manager of Helen Woodward Animal Center. The puppies are now six days old and are thriving at just over one pound each. In about eight weeks, mom and babies will be back at Helen Woodward Animal Center where they will be spayed or neutered before looking for their forever families. For more information on Helen Woodward Animal Center and all of its adoptable animals, visit or call 858-756-4117.

RSF Library Guild to present author David Prybil The RSF Library Guild will hold its next Fall Author Talk Series at a private residence on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. The events include author presentation, question and answer session, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The event will feature writer and pro-

ducer David Prybil, who will present his novel “Golden State.” $25 donation includes signed copy of the author’s book. To make a reservation (and receive the event address), contact the guild office at 858-756-4780 or email:

Popular Dia del Sol luncheon and fashion show is Oct. 26 The 42nd annual Dia Del Sol event will be held Oct. 26 at The Grand Del Mar. Presented by the Beach & Country Guild to benefit United Cerebral Palsy in San Diego, the event consists of extensive silent and live auctions, a gourmet luncheon,

luxury fashion boutiques, VIP guest speakers, UCP Children’s Fashion Show by Nordstrom, and a designer runway fashion show. To purchase tickets, visit beachandcountry.

Join Chabad Jewish Center of RSF for Yom Kippur services Chabad Jewish Center of RSF will hold Yom Kippur Services on Friday, Oct. 7, Kol Nidrei 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, morning service 10 a.m., Yizkor Memorial Service noon, and Neila Closing service 5 p.m.

The services will be held at Morgan Run Club & Resort 5690 Cancha de Golf RSF,CA 92091. RSVP at or call 858-756-7571.

‘An Evening to Remember… with Condoleezza Rice’ “An Evening to Remember…with Condoleezza Rice” fundraiser event will benefit Solutions for Change, which helps families in need ( TaylorMade Golf Company in Carlsbad is the presenting sponsor of the black-tie gala, at which Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) and distinguished Stanford University professor, will keynote on Oct. 8 at Rancho Bernardo Inn. The event will feature dinner, a live auction, a performance by singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, and Dr. Rice’s speech. Those unable to attend may make a Gift to Remember; a $7,500 sponsorship sustains a family for a year in the Solutions for Change program and a $2,500 sponsorship sustains one child. Tickets and more information are available at or by calling (760) 941-6545, ext. 320.

Guest speakers and retired military officers (L-R): Lester Tenney, Ronne Froman, Chuck Yash, Phil Landis.

Distinguished panel of retired military officers speaks at ‘Armed Forces Interest Group’ event in RSF “From Service to Leadership” was the title of a program sponsored by the Armed Forces Interest Group (AFIG) on Tuesday Sept. 27. Held at the Performing Arts Center at Rancho Santa Fe School, a very distinguished panel of retired military officers spoke to more than 60 people. During WW II, Staff Sgt. Lester Tenney served as a radio operator and later as a Tank Commander in the 192nd Tank Battalion in the Philippine Islands. His commanding officer surrendered all forces on Bataan and Tenney, then survived the infamous Bataan Death March and three-and-a-half years as a prisoner of the Japanese. He has been awarded many military decorations for valor and received special recognition for his role in helping his POW friends survive their prisoner of war camp in Japan. Retired from business for many years, he and his wife Betty reside at La Costa Glen and are the founders and “energy” behind Care Packages from Home a nonprofit that provides 500 personally packed care packages to deployed military personnel. Ronne Froman served in the United States Navy for 31 years, and retired a 2-star Admiral. In her last Navy job, she was the director of Ashore Readiness for the Chief of Naval Operations, responsible for nearly 90 Navy stations and bases around the world with a $7 billion dollar budget. Since 2010, Ronne has been working on a Veterans Program called REBOOT. When you join the military you are programmed to be successful, but when you get out no reprogramming is done to help make vets successful in the civilian world. REBOOT provides the necessary behavioral training to help in the transition. She also serves on the USS Midway Museum Board. She has received numerous awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. Phil Landis served as a captain in the U.S. Army and is a Vietnam War combat veteran. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge. Prior to his appointment as Veteran’s Village San Diego’s president and CEO, Landis served as chairman of the VVSD Board of Directors for seven years and four years as a board member. Landis was recently appointed to the Veteran Administration’s Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans by Secretary Shinseki. As each of the panelists spoke about their military service, it was very apparent that that period of their lives influenced their decision to become leaders in the community after service. AFIG sponsors quarterly programs such as this. Please visit for details on 2012 programs.

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Bhaskar “Sam” Dutt (center) receives his Bronze Medal Congressional Award from Congressman Brian Bilbray (right). (Left) Sam’s father Dr. Pranab Dutt.

RSF teen receives Congressional Award’s Bronze Medal Rancho Santa Fe teenager Bhaskar “Sam” Dutt was recently presented with the Congressional Award’s Bronze Medal for achievements in volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The 14-year-old freshman at Canyon Crest Academy received his medal from Congressman Brian Bilbray in Bilbray’s Solana Beach office on Sept. 19. In the area of service, Sam has logged close to 200 hours at Father Joe’s Village, Rady Children’s Hospital, Feeding America of San Diego, the YMCA, trail building with his Boy Scout Troop 766 and with Saikat, a non-profit dedicated to promoting Bangali culture in San Diego. Sam keeps very active and demonstrated physical fitness and personal development for the award through his second-degree black belt, playing the guitar in a local band and playing golf. In the area of expedition/exploring, Sam went on a five-day Florida sailboat trip where he participated in activities such as fishing and snorkeling. He also enjoys snowboarding, hiking and biking. Sam, who is a graduate of the R. Roger Rowe School, is already close to achieving the next level of Congressional Awards, the Silver Medal, and is set on going for Gold. Sam’s parents are Dr. Pranab Dutt and Shefali Dutt. For more information on the Congressional Award, visit

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Local resident is one of the world’s most traveled people BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer One of the world’s most traveled people, Bill Altaffer, is content to call this area his home base. Altaffer holds the world record for visiting the most UNESCO World Heritage sites (732 of 936), as well as being the second most-traveled person in the world. (World Heritage sites are natural and cultural places that are considered to have “outstanding universal value.”) He’s visited all 192 UN countries, plus 300 island groups, exhausted 12 passports and 130 visas, surfed on every continent and skied on six of them, visited both the North and South Poles and has been to Siberia 15 times. “It’s a big world out there, you don’t really know about a place until you go to it,” said Altaffer, on this day wearing a Dubai Hilton shirt. Altaffer runs his own travel company, Expedition Photo Travel, and serves as a

guide for various tour groups. His next trip through Valour Tours will be in May 2012, a western Russia military history tour. Russia is Altaffer’s favorite place to visit—he’s been to all 92 states. He said Siberia is a “real jewel”— he often visits during seasons other than winter as he’s heard one ski resort there hits 65 below and the only way to survive is by wearing fur. The most beautiful locales on the globe he’s seen are the turquoise-blue waters of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, the paradise of the rock islands of Palau in the Pacific Ocean, and the jagged mountains of Torres del Paine in Chile. “I have a list of 14 countries that I could live in,” he said. “I could live in Thailand but not Europe, it’s too expensive and too boring. Most of the places I’d live are in the South Pacific.” He was among the first Americans to get a tourist visa to the Democratic Peo-

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ple’s Republic of Korea. “I really liked North Korea, it’s one of the most exotic countries in the world in that you’re completely cut off for the duration of your trip. They take your cell phone, your computer,” Altaffer said. “But it isn’t sinister, it feels very safe…it’s just a different society.” His least favorite places to visit were Equatorial, Guinea in Middle Africa and Nigeria, both of which he said are ruled by corrupt dictators and it is very difficult to travel there. He also doesn’t enjoy traveling in West Africa because the airports and planes are extremely dangerous, he said —as are the planes in Russia where he’s flown on planes with patches and no tread on the wheels. The longest he’s ever been on a vacation was an entire year in 1978—he spent six months in Asia and six in Africa, his two favorite continents. Altaffer’s love of travel started young, inherited from his parents. He grew up in Hollywood and his dentist father had a passion for taking family trips every summer. They took every possible cruise ship until they ran out of cruise ships to take. In the 1970s, he was hired by Hemphill-Harris Travel and led trips around the world. “Every time I took a tour to a place I hadn’t been, I’d take the money from the trip and stay overseas a month or more and see more places,” he said. Altaffer has been a longtime level 3 Alpine ski instructor and worked as a ski instructor on Mammoth Mountain for many years. He also taught history and geography at Mammoth High and can authoritatively say that Mammoth has the best snow in the world as he’s skied 120 areas around the globe (St. Moritz in Switzerland has the best ski area, he said). He had joined the Traveler’s Century Club in 1974 when there were only 130 countries in the world and he’d been to 100—he completed the list of 320 countries a year ago. Altaffer travels a bit less now, down to about three trips a year as his children are 10 and 14 years old. He met his wife on one of his travels to China 20 years ago—she “Shanghaied me,” he jokes. “I chose to live in San Diego because it’s a great place to live, it has terrific schools for my kids and it’s a nice place to come home

Yalta, one of world traveler Bill Altaffer’s many stops. Photo/Bill Altaffer

to,” said Altaffer. Last September he took what he considers one of his very best trips ever to “the five Stans”: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. The overland trip was not one for “inexperienced wimps,” as he and his traveling companions were often roughing it in extreme conditions. “We are not a crowd that goes from Four Seasons to Four Seasons,” said Altaffer, who described the conditions as “often uncomfortable, the World traveler Bill Altaffer at the statues of Nogornofood was occasionally inadeKarabakh in the South Caucasus, an independent piece quate, the conditions extremely basic, but it was magi- of Armenia called an ‘exclave.’ cal.” Many come for religious purposes, others At one point they traveled with seven are travelers—the spot is said to be a favorite people crammed into a four-person Russian spiritual retreat of Prince Charles’. jeep with all their luggage. Altaffer described The trip to Mount Athos was part of a this part of the trip, along the Pamir Highmonth-long journey where Altaffer also visway, as breathtaking and impossible to deited Caucasus, Belarus and Crimea. scribe. People have encouraged Altaffer to beAltaffer remains at the top of the list for come rivals with the world’s most traveled the person who has visited the most World man, Charles Veley, who has visited 822, or Heritage sites. Altaffer has visited Heritage 94 percent, of the 872 distinct territories of sites such as the Great Barrier Reef in Austrathe world. lia, churches in Bulgaria, the rainforest in They have different traveling styles, he Madagascar, national parks in Iceland and said. While Veley went to Socotra, an archiTunisia, and ruins in Nicaragua. pelago off Somalia that belongs to Yemen, Some countries don’t have any World for about two hours and then was back on a Heritage sites and some, Altaffer feels, are plane the same day, Altaffer spent two weeks given to countries for political purposes, as camping in the “unreal” spot, home to dragthey aren’t terribly interesting, like a cave he on trees, which grow upside down. saw in Kyrgyzstan. Becoming a “Ticker” or “Touch and Go” “I’m 100 sites ahead of the closest perperson is not why Altaffer travels. He son, some of these sites, I think, have more doesn’t do it to check off places on the list, value than just visiting countries,” Altaffer he wants to learn about cultures and see all said. there is to see. Altaffer’s latest World Heritage visit was Altaffer said he greatly respects Veley for in September to Mount Athos in Greece, an creating and its list Orthodox spiritual center since 1054, that is of 872 territories. Altaffer is just six places behome to 20 monasteries and inhabited by hind Veley and, of his 56 remaining spots, he some 1,400 monks. Altaffer had been trying would like to visit the Torres Strait Islands to get to Mount Athos for several years—it near Australia and Admiralty Islands in the takes a few months to get permission to visit South Pacific but admits there are some on and women are not allowed in. the list he has no desire to go to. He is much It is “majestic” with its medieval castlemore interested in completing the World like exteriors and wall paintings, icons and Heritage Site list—just 204 sites left. illuminated manuscripts inside, but Altaffer Of course, there’s always the list that insaid it is a very rough experience. There are cludes all the states in every country in the no mirrors, no showers and you travel on world, one that includes every county in the dusty pathways by van and truck between world, one with places only accessible by monasteries. submarine and the possibility of space trav“It’s very quiet and restful, very little el—but there are some borders Altaffer will noise,” said Altaffer who noted he was one not cross. of about 30 people there on a pilgrimage. “I have my limits,” he said.

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Irish-born international etiquette consultant devotes career to creating a more thoughtful and courteous approach to life BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor When it comes to etiquette and protocol, Marie Betts-Johnson doesn’t carry a big stick, as Teddy Roosevelt once advised, but she does speak softly, with authority and aided and abetted by a charming Irish brogue. Based in San Diego since 1989, Betts-Johnson is an Irish-born, internationally-recognized etiquette consultant, speaker and columnist who is the founder and president of the International Protocol Institute of California. We interviewed BettsJohnson in The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Blonde with dark-green eyes and a model-like demeanor, she was dressed impeccably in a black pant suit accented with a pearland-diamond style brooch and a single strand of freshwater pearls. Dressing appropriately for an occasion, she believes, is an essential aspect of etiquette and protocol. “Whether we like it or not, the person we are on

the inside is judged by what we wear on the outside.” Nor do you have to be wealthy to dress well, she says. “Good taste is what’s important.” Her choice of a career, she said, came naturally to her. “The Irish are very hospitable. We entertain a lot in our home. And then I was in a convent boarding school and the nuns were tough. The strict rules became engrained in me and, even though I did not see the benefit at the time, they stood me in good stead when called upon. “Etiquette is not about snobbishness,” she insists. “It’s the opposite. It’s all about being confident in one’s self, knowing what to do and when to do it. And then putting other people at ease and respecting other people. It’s that simple. But you have to know what the rules or guidelines are. I like the word ‘guidelines’ better than ‘rules’.” The true meaning of etiquette, she believes, is kindness. She loves the story

Quick Facts Name: Marie Betts-Johnson Distinction: Marie Betts-Johnson is an internationallyrecognized etiquette consultant, speaker and columnist. Based in San Diego since 1989, she is the founder and president of the International Protocol Institute of California. Born: County Tipperary, Ireland Education: Convent school and business school in Ireland; associates degree in marketing and merchandising at the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion, San Francisco, 1985-87; and studied business etiquette and protocol at The Protocol School of Washington, 1989. Family: Son, Neil, 20, a student at Mira Costa College Interests: Tennis, reading, walking and playing American folk music on her guitar. Recent reading: “The Help,” a first novel (now a movie), by Amy Einhorn, about black women in Jackson, Mississippi, who were entrusted to raise white children during the early civil rights era. Favorite TV: “Mad Men” Favorite getaway: Ireland Philosophy: “Do the best you can and I think what goes around comes around for sure.”

about the dinner guest who, when presented a finger bowl of water “with that nice slice of lemon it,” mistakenly took a sip. The hostess, not wanting to embarrass her guest, followed his example. “You see, that’s the essence of etiquette,” BettsJohnson said. “It’s not about putting anyone down.” But she also agrees with Mark Twain who said: “A person should be allowed a few redeeming vices, but never bad manners.” And when it comes to common courtesy these days, sadly, she said, the frustrations are many and great. “Courtesy and thoughtfulness have become endangered practices.” On the highways, that lack of courtesy or kindness too often results in incidents of road rage, and in supermarket check-out lines (and in restaurants), “we are doomed to listen to feckless cell phone abusers who share the most intimate details of their personal lives. Then, most recently, there is the emergence of deadly cyber-bullying by “people hiding behind screens.” But, she still remains optimistic. “If you don’t have hope, what’s the point. And I hope there’ll be more of us going out there and creating the awareness, if nothing more. “And the good news is that anyone can learn the accepted codes of etiquette and protocol.” She was born Marie Betts in County Tipperary, Ireland, and grew up as the youngest of three children. Her family’s 300-acre working farm is located about 10 miles from the town of Tipperary. She was educated in convent boarding schools and later went on to Dublin to work in the trusts and wills department of a bank. Wanting to “see the world,” she joined ALIA, the Royal Jordanian Airline, as a flight attendant. “My plan was to stay for a year, travel and explore as much of the world as possible. Fortunately, I was in the right place at the right time and met a member of the Royal Staff

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and was offered a job with the Royal Crew on board the 727 Royal Jet of King Hussein and his [American-born] wife Queen Noor.” As a Royal Crew member from 1982 to 1984, she flew exclusively with the royal couple. On board she had the opportunity to meet with dignitaries and royalty from all over the world, including the 19-year-old newly-married Princess Diana, her husband Prince Charles, the King and Queen of Spain, King Constantine of Greece, Yasser Arafat, and U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz. In all the time she worked as part of the Royal Crew, she recalled, “There wasn’t one person of high rank who was not gracious.” “I really learned early in life that ‘the people who mind, don’t matter; and the people who matter, don’t mind.’” “We interacted with the family when their chil-

dren accompanied them on trips and, occasionally, the crew joined them for dinners and other outings,” she said. “Both King Hussein and Queen Noor were devoted to bringing peace to the Middle East and it was my impression that the trappings of royalty were secondary to them,” she once told an Irish magazine. “This experience was the catalyst for my interest in etiquette. Everything was done perfectly and attention to detail was mandatory. It gave me insight into what it takes to make things run smoothly and the behind-the-scenes effort required in hosting international guests and dignitaries.” Coming to the U.S., she earned an associates degree in marketing and merchandising at the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion, San Francisco, 1985-87; followed by courses in business etiquette and protocol at The Protocol School of

Washington. In 1989, settling in San Diego, she founded the International Protocol Institute of California. Her experience, training and handson expertise enabled her to develop an extensive range of training sessions and seminars in etiquette and protocol customized for individuals, groups, and corporations. Her corporate clients included IBM, Sony, Gucci Timepieces, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, UCSD, The Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the International Bankers’ Association of California. Asked what are some of biggest “mistakes” people make in etiquette and protocol, she said, in the corporate world, it’s “not knowing how to make introductions that put people at ease and make you look good too” and “not taking the time to study the culture” before going on a business trip to a foreign country. “It’s too late when you’re there.” “Dining etiquette is also extremely important… We’re judged by how we dine. We really are judged… There are different styles of dining too — American, Continental, Asian — but, whatever style you have, do it right,” she advises. “Hold the knife and fork correctly. And when the meal is over, know where to place the utensils.” Also, she said, etiquette changes with the times. “It’s not a static thing.” In addition to programs covering international corporate business diplomacy, protocol, and cultural awareness, she also offers group etiquette training and individual coaching, including dining etiquette, for teenagers and young adults “because that’s where it all starts” and job interview protocol for college students about to enter the tough, competitive job market. For more information on Marie Betts-Johnson, you’re invited to visit her International Protocol Institute of California web page on the Internet. The Website also offers a questionnaire that you can use to test your Etiquette IQ. Good luck.

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World-famous exotic Savannah Cat Shoppe opens at Flower Hill Promenade Flower Hill recently welcomed one of the most unique shops to ever be a part of the shopping center — the Savannah Cat Shoppe. The shop is the first of its kind to feature the exotic Savannah cats, the world’s largest domestic house cat. It’s the only shop in the world with a Savannah habitat and gives the public the ability to interact with these spectacular cats. They say that pets are a manifestation of their owners. If that’s true, Savannah cats reflect a cultured spirit: an unrivaled mix of haute couture and savage superiority. The Savannah cat is likely the most unique cat you will ever find: an exSavannah cats can be found at the Savannah Cat tremely rare hybrid breed derived Shoppe at Flower Hill Promenade. from a domestic cat mated with a serval, an African wildcat. They are known for their playful, dog-like personalities. So much like dogs in fact, that they love to play in water, and are often even seen walked on a leash or playing fetch with their owners! Although partially wildcat, Savannahs have fully domesticated personalities, are incredibly loving, and great with children and other animals, making them wonderful pets. The Savannah Cat Shoppe opened its doors for business on Sept. 24 and is located in the lower level of Flower Hill Promenade, across from Paradise Grille’s outdoor patio. The shop features a large, enclosed glass habitat where cat lovers can come in and watch the kittens play. Usually, a fully-grown adult cat can also be found sprawled across the desk for visitors to pet and interact with. In October, the shop will hold a grand opening celebration where “Scarlett’s Magic,” a Savannah cat, and Guinness Book of World Records “World’s Tallest Cat”, will make a celebrity appearance. Check’s event calendar to stay updated on the date of the grand opening. The shop is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. More information can be found on their website at and the shop can be reached at (800) 881-0006.

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La Jolla Writers Conference to be held Nov. 4-6 Conference features top authors, agents, editors, publishers and publicists Are you a writer who sets aside time each day to write? An aspiring author who has not yet found your writing groove? Someone with a manuscript you want in front of agents instead of in the slush pile? Or an author strongly considering which avenue of publication suits you and your book? Are you confused by all the publishing options offered to you and looking to learn more about the publishing industry? Wonder how to get the word out once your book is published. Then the La Jolla Writers Conference is for you. The number of books published each year has grown dramatically; the number of publishing options has expanded; and writers need to know more than ever about the publishing industry. Kicking off its second decade Nov. 4-6 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa, the La Jolla Writers Conference of San Diego provides that knowledge. Covering the art, craft, and business of writing, the LJWC focuses equally on fiction and non-fiction, carefully choosing its facul-

ty for their success in their fields, the depth of their knowledge, their ability to impart that knowledge, and their generosity in doing so. With multiple New York Times bestselling authors, literary agents, noted editors, creative experts and industry experts, the LJWC faculty is renowned for its accessibility. Limited to 200 attendees, the conference offers a 1 to 6 faculty/attendee ratio. With more than 75 classes offered during the three-day event. Rather than sit on panels, the keynote speakers and agents teach classes in which your work gets directly exposed to them. Editors and publishers do the same. If you are serious about your writing, want to hone your craft while learning about the publishing industry and the options open to you, and if you want to become part of an ongoing writing community, check out the La Jolla Writers Conference at or call 858-467-1978.

Fundraiser to be held Oct. 15 to help fund cancer research, help for patients A fundraiser will be held on Oct. 15 for, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to families with stage 4 cancer who are in financial hardship. In addition, the organization helps fund gastrointestinal cancer research at UCSD. The event will be held at Tommy V’s restaurant in Del Mar. Cocktail hour will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Price is $100 per person, which includes passed appetizers during the cocktail hour; and a three-course meal and bottle of wine per couple. The event will also include live music and an auction. People can register at and conveniently pay on the website through paypal.

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Parent contributions to RSF Education Foundation vital to retain specialized teachers and programs at Ranch school Throughout California and across the country more and more subjects like art, athletics, drama, music and technology are being taught by grade level teachers or parent volunteers, or worse yet, are being eliminated from the curriculum. Few schools have specialists for literacy, math or science. Even schools with well established Education Foundations are feeling the pinch. This year in Los Altos, a wealthy community in Northern California with a well established Education Foundation, drama has been eliminated, music is no longer offered below the 4th grade level, the art program has been reduced, and computers and PE are taught by grade level teachers. This trade-off was made to increase K-3 class sizes to a cap of 25 students with no classroom aides. Children at the R. Roger Rowe School have not had to give up these opportunities. At the Ranch School 61% of teachers have advanced and specialized degrees. Science, Spanish, art, athletics, math, music, technology, drama and literacy are taught by specialized teachers who are better able to impart their passion and utilize dynamic approaches and cutting-edge technology in their teaching methodology. But this wouldn’t be possible without the generous $1M pledge from the RSF Education Foundation (RSFEF). 100% participation among Ranch School families is necessary to maintain this world-class education in the current climate of cuts to state and local education funding. Superintendent Lindy Delaney has already cut all non-essential items from the budget in an effort to keep all the great teachers and maintain the key programs that help grow our students. What does that $1M grant buy for your students? Benefits of Art Instruction Available for All Students Children learn many things in these specialized classes that help them in school and in life. “Art gives students the opportunity to approach problem solving in a very visual and tactile way. It really lends itself to all types of learners. We are reading and writing about artists, movements and elements. The students listen and watch me demonstrate projects and then they get to create their own art,” noted Ranch School Art Teacher Marika Fagan. “There is also a boost to their self-esteem from creating things with their

own two hands. The process, the journey, learning something about art and themselves along the way; it gives them a sense of pride and allows them to celebrate their uniqueness.” Ms. Fagan is an art school graduate and holds her Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art. While subjects like art are being virtually eliminated at many schools, the State of California has standards of things they expect students to learn at each grade level in each of these subjects. “I incorporate one or two of the state standards for art into each project,” added Ms. Fagan. She has created art projects that incorporate what the students are learning in other subjects at the Ranch School from ocean exploration to writing. In Middle school the students are creating a Matisse inspired name collage which incorporates things about themselves. Ms. Fagan includes some reading and writing in the projects of the older students. The younger students create art inspired by books. For example one class has created Rainbow Fish and the project has the students utilize a couple of the state standards. The Third graders created Van Gough watercolors and used the Wetlands habitat they are learning about as their theme. “We utilize project based learning so that the students understand the practical reasons of how it relates to them,” she added. “The stability of this school is unique. It feels and

operates like a learning community rather than just another school. It is something to be cherished and held on to.” Like many of the other specialized teachers at the Ranch School, Ms. Fagan also offers a lunch time club where students can work on an art project under her direction. Specialized Music Education a Boost to Test Scores RC Haus is a credentialed music teacher as well. Throughout the year Mr. Haus sees each K-6 student for music class. Students in these grades rotate through specialized classes such as art, music, drama, or technology so that they learn about each subject. “During these classes, the students will learn a wide variety of music basics in the different grades: notation, fundamentals of singing, different types of instruments, biographies of famous composers, and even piano basics,” added Mr. Haus. Students who desire more music education have the option of participating in lunch hour or before school programs. During the lunch hour, he offers optional music programs: middle school choir, grades 4-6 choir, grades K-3 choir, and piano club. Mr. Haus also oversees the beforeschool band/orchestra program. Currently the Ranch School offers beginning band, intermediate band, and strings. “Last year there were about 24 students involved in the program; this year there are already 107 students enrolled. It is very exciting,” said Mr. Haus. “Most of them are just beginning the exciting journey of playing an instrument.” Mr. Haus is innovative. He recently sent a You Tube See TEACHERS, page 22

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The Nativity School hosts state-of-the-art Tech Expo The Nativity School teamed up with CCS Presentation Systems to host a free Technology Expo for public, private, and faith-based pre-schools, elementary, and middle schools in San Diego County on Sept. 23. The event was held at The Nativity School, located in Rancho Santa Fe, in the school’s Holy Family Activity Center. Attendees included principals, directors, technology coordinators, business managers, and teachers across San Diego County from public, private, and faith-based schools. Among the attendees were Kelly Smith and Lisa Campillo, leaders of the Technology Educators Coalition of San Diego County (TEC of SDC), a dedicated group of technology teachers, directors, support staff, and administrators who meet regularly to collaborate and share knowledge and resources on technology integration in the school setting. Smith and Campillo are also members of the Technology Committee at The Nativity School to ensure the school is at the forefront of technology. Kelly Smith, sixth grade teacher at The Nativity School, is an expert in infusing technology devices to support curriculum. She holds a M.A. in educational technology from SDSU, and is also a “Smart Exemplary Educator.” She stated, “We wanted to provide an experience for local educators to see a variety of innovative technologies in one place. We worked closely with CCS Presentations to contact a wide assortment of vendors, and invited schools throughout the county. With the success of this Technology

Expo, we will definitely do this again!” Lisa Campillo agreed. “We are grateful for the relationships we have made through the event, and plan to cultivate and make new professional connections with other enterprises (both private and public) as we continue to grow.” A wide variety of educational products were demonstrated by educational technology manufacturers. Vendors at the event included SMART Technologies, headed by Roland Garcia, who showcased Smart Board hardware and software, including Smart interactive white boards, student response systems, and classroom amplification. Other vendors such as Visix offered Digital signage for emergency alerts, and Epson, with standard and interactive projectors and doc cams. There was a free raffle, which included prizes such as an Extron Voice Lift System, an EPSON all-in-one printer, and a Samsung Digital Camera. For more information on the TEC of SDC, please contact Nativity is a K-8 school that teaches Christ-like values in a nurturing environment that is academically strong and rich in the spirit of life and love. The Nativity School is located at 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, near Fairbanks Ranch. School tours occur monthly at 8 a.m. Please call the school office at 858-756-6763 for an appointment. For more information, visit

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RSF Attack Boys U13 Team Gold Finalists The RSF Attack Boys U13 Team are BU13 Gold Finalists of the Attack Summer Classic. The team prevailed through adversity in tough bracket play to face a formidable CFC Untouchables team in the finals. Back Row: Carl Roloff, Brandon Bay, Hank Ontiveros, Bennett Williams, Kyle DeLeon, Stefan May, Jonathan Sabouri; Front Row: Rory Link, Connor Glaser, Dani Bessudo, Enzo Flores, Nick Mahmood, Anthony Piglovski. Not Pictured: Grant Allgood, Alex Goskowicz, Matt Hadley, Coach Shawn Beyer.

RSF Attack Boys U13 Green Team wins Nott’s Cup Championship The RSF Attack Boys U13 Green Team are BU13 Gold Champions of the 30th Annual Nott’s Forest Labor Day Cup 2011. The team emerged at the top of their bracket to face a tough Somerton United team. Having played to a draw in the prelimaries, the teams played for the championship with the RSF Attack Boys prevailing 4-1 with a show of determination and skill. Congratulations, Attack! Back Row: Coach Shawn Beyer, Dani Bessudo, Rory Link, Stefan May, Alex Goskowicz, Anthony Piglovski, Carl Roloff, Bennett Williams, Grant Allgood, Matt Hadley. Front Row: Kyle DeLeon, Connor Glaser, Brandon Bay, Jonathan Sabouri, Hank Ontiveros, Nick Mahmood, Enzo Flores.

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he annual contribution campaign for Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation was celebrated Sept. 30 with Red Envelope Friday at R. Roger Rowe School. Each year, local businesses, residents and parents of students at Rancho Santa Fe School are strongly encouraged to make their Education Foundation contributions in order to maintain the FiveStar Education programs for the year. Visit

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CERT program helps prepare residents for emergencies BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor The recent power outage that caused over five million residents regionally to be kept in the dark for 12 hours brought to light an increased awareness about emergency preparedness. For several citizens in the coastal communities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe, thanks to their training to be certified members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), they were more than ready to handle the situation. CERT Academy is a program that educates people about disaster preparedness in their area. It trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. According to the City of Solana Beach website, by using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT graduates are equipped to assist others following an emergency event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. On Sunday, Oct. 2, CERT graduates and their families gathered for a picnic at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. It was an opportunity for team members to meet

Local CERT members with, and to get to know, other CERT members from neighboring coastal cities, and to strengthen cross-community team awareness, which helps when local major disasters occur– such as the 2007 fires that caused mass evacuations. The CERT program offers hands-on training held at Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station #2. Since the program’s inception in January, 2005, there have been 240 citizens trained, said Dr. Bernhard


Geierstanger, co-chair of the CERT Operations Committee. A new class of about 16 trainees just got underway. The program is free. It is offered locally to those 18 years of age and above through the fire departments of the three cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas, and the community of Rancho Santa Fe. It comprises a total of 24 hours of training over about four weeks. The curriculum includes such topics as CPR

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Thursday, October 6th Artist Bio John Asaro’s recent paintings capture the life force behind dance, his main focus of the series 100 Dancers. With brilliant fauve colors, his admiration for dancers and their dedication is reflected in his own dedication to capturing the lines and forms of the graceful ballerinas. He follows them from classroom to stage in various poses of relaxation, performance, contemplation, and even the pain that comes with such passion. On stage or in the classroom, the costumes and lighting are constantly shifting, creating delicate tension between the artists and their environment. Always listening to the orchestral arrangements as he paints, Asaro’s inspired works are imbued with music. He occasionally finds himself of the same ilk, and dances around his studio, paintbrush in hand with his patient cat as a partner. It’s easy to give yourself up to the captivating essence of dance; John Asaro certainly has.

instruction, psychology and terrorism, as well as fire safety and life-saving skills with an emphasis on decision making, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the highest number of people. “We learn how to take care of ourselves, our family and our neighborhood,” said CERT graduate Vickie Driver, a Solana Beach resident, who is also an Operations Commissioner. Along with Linette Page, also a CERT Operations Commissioner, Driver is a presenter of “Are You Ready Solana Beach?”, a program which educates neighbors, in their own home about disaster preparedness in a single one-hour presentation. Commissioners Carol Kerridge – who was instrumental in establishing the program – and Mike Mosakowski conduct the same program for Del Mar residents. For Driver, the CERT training has been invaluable on a community and a personal level. “What it is has trained me to do personally is how to be prepared for any emergency, whether it is a fire disaster, an earthquake or a blackout. I have a go-bag filled with vital papers, survival equipment and water. I can throw it in the car and be ready to go at a mo-

ment’s notice.” She understands the importance of stocking supplies like a first-aid kit, a radio and batteries, candles and matches, bottled water and non-perishable food that doesn’t need cooking, items critical when there is a power outage. A goal of each city is to train 1 percent of the community to be prepared for any major disaster, said Driver. The training sessions include emergency re-enactments with hands-on use of fire extinguishers, the search of a three or four-story building and the jacking up of a cement wall to simulate realistic disaster rescue scenarios. Training continues even after graduation to maintain team skills and the working partnership. “Once a quarter we do activities to get to know other CERT members in our own communities. We are able to practice with who we will be working with in an actual emergency,” said Driver. New trainees are always welcome to enroll in this volunteer program. The CERT Academy runs twice a year. To sign up for next year’s training session or to schedule an “Are You Ready?” presentation, call the CERT hotline at (858) 720 4412

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Solana Santa Fe Coyotes on the Move Solana Santa Fe students kicked off the Coyotes on the Move running club on Sept. 28. Whether they walked, jogged or ran around the school’s quarter-mile field, all students were encouraged to participate. Suzanne Agarwal, who is the school’s VP of Health and Safety on the PTO board, created the fitness program to help promote a healthy lifestyle at SSF. Now in its sixth year, Coyotes on the Move is held every Wednesday during lunchtime. Parent volunteers help keep track of the distance by stamping the students’ lap cards and achievement awards are given out every five miles. (Top row, left to right) Ashay Kalthia and Flynn Tardiff; Julianne Cox, Brookelynn Nelson and Aleyna Laba; (Below, left) Parent volunteer Tanya Finlay with Alexandra Velasco and Bri Rogers; (Bottom row, right, l-r) After completing a mile, first graders Brookelynn Nelson and Nathan Prior went to get their lap cards stamped; Ashay Kalthia and Flynn Tardiff, both in first grade, ran a mile during their lunchtime. — Stacey Phillips

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1st Dad’s Day of the Year at Horizon Prep The Horizon Prep Dads are getting into the swing of things with the first Dad’s Day of the new school year. “It’s great to see so many dads and grandpas participating,” says Horizon Prep Vice Principal Holly Morey, “the excitement is just electric — our students love having lunch with their Dads and then challenging them to recess games!” For more information, visit

Horizon Prep 4th grader Gaby Beltran challenges her dad, Fernando, to a game of tetherball at Horizon Prep’s Dad’s Day.

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MCASD Trustee Maryanne Pfister and her husband Irwin Pfister in front of an acrylic/ plexiglass/neon piece by Doug Wheeler. PHOTOS BY MAURICE HEWITT

‘Phenomenal’ opening lights up the night at MCASD The show Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is calling its most ambitious exhibition to date attracted a crowd of members and VIPs to a special preview party at the museum’s La Jolla location on Sept. 24, the night before its official public opening. “Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface,” was full of delights that included glowing acrylics, mirrors, prisms, and an opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in two contrasting environments: a large, dark, pill-shaped room that encouraged eyes to see through the blackness and an ultra-narrow passageway shimmering with green light. “Phenomenal” is part of “Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980,” a huge project initiated by L.A.’s Getty Foundation that includes 68 exhibitions around Southern California and shows how our regional artists have influenced the rest of the world. MCASD director Hugh Davies introduced the exhibition and the Getty’s Deputy Director, Joan Weinstein, whom he called “the Mother of Pacific Standard Time.” Weinstein said the project was a labor of love for all participants and hailed MCASD’s contribution as “absolutely brilliant.”

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If you go What: ‘Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface’ When: Sept. 25-Jan. 22. Closed Wednesdays. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays, to 7 p.m. Thursdays Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, (858) 454-3541. 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd. downtown San Diego, (858) 454-3541. Admission: $5-$10 Website: Pacific Standard Time events: pacificstandardtime. org Related events: • Oct. 20: 7 p.m. Jeremy Woodall and Thom Demello discuss challenges while installing Phenomenal. Program falls on a Free Third Thursday; tour the exhibition for free 5-7 p.m. • Nov. 3: 7-10 p.m. TNT (Thursday Night Thing) at MCASD Downtown • Nov. 5: Public symposium at MCASD La Jolla with catalog authors Michael Auping, Robin Clark, Stephanie Hanor, Adrian Kohn, and Dawna Schuld, plus Tom Learner, Getty Conservation Institute scientist, and Andrew Perchuk, deputy director Getty Research Institute. In closing, she encouraged art-lovers to “get on the road and make the whole PST circuit.”

“You’ll discover some extraordinary art!” she said.

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Helping people in Paraguay just the beginning for student BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Local teenager Trey Hahn spent a life-changing six weeks in Paraguay this summer. For the Canyon Crest junior, the experience was more than just building stoves, planting trees and running educational camps for children. It was valuable work for sure, but Trey returned to the U.S. armed with a whole new perspective and a renewed focus on service. “It was the best summer of my life,” Trey said. Trey traveled to Paraguay with Amigos de las Americas, an international nonprofit that empowers young high school and college students to develop leadership skills and increase multi-cultural understanding through service projects in Latin America. Not only does Trey want to volunteer with the Amigos again next summer, he hopes to stay involved and move up the ranks to become a program supervisor by the time he’s in college and someday become a program director, in charge of managing an entire project in a Latin American country. “I feel like he can do anything now,” said his mother Eileen. “He had to go out there and get a community’s support on his own. He was completely comfortable as a leader. I’m so proud he was successful and knew he would be.” This summer the Amigos’ San Diego Chapter sent 18 high school students to seven different countries in

Amigos de las Americas: front row: Naomi Maisel, Nikki Cohen, Nan Hokkanen, Marla Villar, Perri Callaway, Erika Symczak; middle row: Matt Hummel, Jordan Verga, Trey Hahn, Fletcher Holst, Sabrina Ruediger, Jenai Machhi, Eric Rumble, Molly Spitters, Kianna Eberle; and back row: Cameron Gurley, Joey Kobara, Jesse Ostroff Latin America, including Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. Trey was one of four local students to go, the others were: Del Mar’s Erika Symczak, a senior at Torrey Pines High, and Canyon Crest juniors Molly Spitters and Jesse Ostroff. To participate in the program, Trey underwent more than 140 hours of training in the months leading up to the trip, in addition to fundraising $3,000 to pay for the charitable works he would complete in Paraguay. The San Diego chapter fundraised by selling coffee and poinsettias and writing letters to possible donors. Individual families were then responsible to pay for airfare. With his partner Diego Bravo, Trey spent six weeks living and working in the community of San Felipe

from June 27-Aug. 10. “Everything there is really different. Life is more simple than it is here,” Trey said. “The people were the nicest people, all of the community was family. If you were hungry you would just walk to the nearest house, everyone was so welcoming.” Trey’s “family” was one of the younger ones in the community; the mother was 25 years old and the father 32. In a three-room house (kitchen, patio and bedroom), the parents lived with the father’s 6 year old, the mother’s 3 year old and another 10-year-old child who was not related to the family. The home had dirt floors and there were no luxuries, such as a shower or toilet. Before Trey built the family a new stove, they cooked all their meals on an

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indoor campfire on the ground. Smoke would always be in the home as there was always a fire burning. A sample menu included armadillo (“Really good, my favorite”), cow brain (“not very good”), cow kidney (“squishy and a little bit weird”), pig heart and pig lungs. “I didn’t expect him to encounter this type of adventure,” said mom Eileen. “It’s just phenomenal.” Trey and his partner held a lottery to decide which homes would receive a new stove, The stove was comprised of bricks and a mortar mix, a stovetop, box for an oven and a cement chimney. Trey had never constricted anything like these stoves before but grew to love the work. “(The families) were really happy when we were done, they would thank us and invite us to come back anytime and eat with them,” said Trey. One elderly woman in the community was really hoping for a stove but wasn’t selected in the lottery. Amigos was able to get a grant for a seventh stove from an organization called Plan International and the woman received her stove. “She was very excited. She told us she’d kill a chicken for us,” Trey said. The trees Trey planted served many purposes for the community. They were valuable sources of shade, seeds, fruit, a place for animals to live (poles were set against trees so chickens could climb

Trey Hahn with his host family in Paraguay on an Amigos de las Americas service trip into them to be protected from coyotes and wild dogs) and a source of wood, which was used to built houses, beds, chairs, and more. “We would say that without trees there is no life there,” Trey said. Each home that received a stove would also receive 10 trees. Amigos had 100 trees to begin with so the leftover 30 trees were planted for the entire community — they planted fruit trees around the schoolyard for the children to eat from. Trey also assisted in running camps for the children, helping them learn Spanish and playing games. Trey said he is now essentially fluent in Spanish but they also speak Guaraní in Paraguay—he estimates he was able to learn nearly 100 words of Guaraní. Trey hopes to establish an Amigos Club at Canyon Crest Academy this year in addition to playing varsity tennis in the spring and balancing “really hard classes.” He is interested in study-

ing linguistics and international studies. The experience has changed Trey. He can’t stand to be inside for too long now and prefers being outside. Food has also changed for him after living with a family that depended only on themselves and their land for what they consumed. Since returning home, Trey has started a vegetable garden in his backyard to grow corn, radishes, squash and tomatoes. Trey especially noticed how different things are in San Diego than in Paraguay during the blackout, when people didn’t have power for several hours and “everyone freaked out.” After the way he lived for six months, going to bed with the sunset and rising with sunrise, he thought not having power was nothing to stress about. “There’s a lot bigger world out there and people live a whole different way outside this bubble. I was happier there then I have been anywhere and it shows that money isn’t everything,” Trey said. “Everyone should make an effort to see how good things can be somewhere else.” Amigos has had an overwhelming response for summer 2012 projects. Anyone who missed the cut-off date can request to go on the waitlist for summer 2013 by contacting Joyce Mizock, San Diego chapter president, of the at (760) 632-1177 or joyce@ Learn more about Amigos at amigoslink. org.


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Lux After Dark 2011 Gala


he Lux After Dark 2011 Gala was held Oct. 1 at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe. Arts patron and RSF resident Linda Brandes was honored with the LUXIE award during Lux’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event benefits the art education programs for young students, as well as the residency program for the Lux artists who come to this area from all over the country and the world.

Carrie Schutz, artist-in-residence Ann Agee, John Schutz

Laurie and Joe Petras

Trudy Stambook, April Game

Janice Grosse, Lori Brickley, Kati DeBolt , Bryce Formo

Peggy and Dick Semerdjian

Vee and Tom Tabor

Ellen and Tim Zinn

Bill and Lynelle Lynch

Veronica Engel, Tom Giaquinto

Board member Ann Hunter-Welborn, Kahea Milroy


Colleen O’Halloran, development manager; Paul Robinson, board president; Reesey Shaw, director; Don Green, board member

Sarah Dolgen, Alex Yanez Brenda Kleege, Linda Howard, Linda Temko

Josh and Nory Beadle, Kris and Arne Pike

The Red Foxtails

Stuart Tanz, Lauretta Prestera, Phil Henry

Helen Salazar, Cindy Holt, Cathy Campo, John Salazar

Bernie and Janet Palmer, board member Don Green

Lux Board Vice President and Luxie Award honoree Linda Brandes (right) with Lux Director Reesey Shaw (left)

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RSF Community Center: $1,000 Challenge Grant, Rec-In-The Ranch, Junior Dunkers and more

By Erin Weidner, Standup Paddleboarding clinic. Executive director RSF Community Center The final Saturday, Oct. 8, we’ll $1,000 Challenge Grant to the Community meet at 5 p.m. for a lesson for Center those that want it (wetsuits and The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has paddleboards are available from thrown down the gauntlet, and here at the our instructors) and a Sunset Community Center, we’re rising to the chalPaddle. Bring your own board lenge! It’s not too late to add your donation and join the fun. You can buy Erin Weidner tickets just for the clambake/ to the RSFCC to be able to join the RSF Foundation’s 30th Anniversary celebration barbeque for $32/pp through Oct. 20. For those of you already in our data the RSFCC. We’ve had several families and base, you can plan to receive an email, or a couples already RSVP and are bringing phone call, from me as we head towards the friends as well. This gives those who might finish line. We’re already almost halfway not be ‘quite ready’ to get out on a board there to meet the Foundation’s $30,000 chal- (yet) the opportunity to get together with lenge and I appreciate your confidence in your RSF friends for a civilized beach BBQ/ the Community Center and how we are Clambake. moving forward. October means Boys Junior Dunkers I have been impressed with donors and Basketball founders who have taken the time to reach The sign up DEADLINE is Monday, Oct. out and show their confidence in and sup10! There are only a few days left to get your port of your RSF Community Center during boys signed up for Junior Dunkers (Girls Juthese last few months. Back in 1972 when nior Dunkers come around in January) Hurthose 27 founding families came together ry to ensure inclusion in our pre-season clinwith the idea of building the Holcomb Gym ics, assessments, team selection and practic(and bravely signed on the mortgage to fies. This series often has standing room only nance the building) who knew what a legacy attendance at the games at the Holcomb they were creating? They even had to amend Gymnasium, with practices held there and the CA State constitution to enable private in the Community Center Gym. Your famidonors to pay for and construct a gymnasily will want to cheer on your Junior Dunker um on school property. It was an innovative at every game! Those who already know vision for a joint-use that brought benefit to Coach Mike are excited for this season. The the entire community--for youth and adult Instructional League is for 1st and 2nd Gradrecreation alike. Thank you. ers; Rookie League is 3rd and 4th Grades; Join us for a Sunset Paddle and Clambake and the Star League is for 5th and 6th basSaturday, Oct. 8 ketball enthusiasts. You can stop by the RSFFor the last two Saturdays there’s been CC to fill out the forms, call us at 858-756an intrepid group of Rancho Santa Fe-ites 2461, or signup online at gathered at the Cardiff State Beach for a We’re in the middle of recruiting coach-

es, so let us know if you’d be interested in coaching in our Junior Dunkers program. We also have sponsorship opportunities for the teams. If you’d like to sponsor a team, regardless of whether you do or do not still have a player in the house, give us a call. You can have your Company name and Logo on the back of team jersey--we can still all remember the sponsors names of the jerseys our kids wore, or we wore! We even had a grandpa call and offered to anonymously sponsor a team, as his grandson plays in the league. That’s the spirit! Send me an email if you have any questions: Rec-In-The-Ranch is coming back strong! Thank you to those of you that have taken the time to call, email or just stop in to talk about what you’d like to see for community recreation. Jazzercise has seen enrollment grow with a nice group of 12 +/- dancing their way to fitness on Monday-Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. We’re working on Drop in Volleyball (with enthusiastic interest support!), a morning walking group, and a series


of ElliptiGO group rides with instructors, here in the Ranch and down on PCH. We’ve got access to a half-dozen (or dozen if demand is there) to use for the morning. Come see what all the buzz is about. It’s like running on air. All the time and MET efficiency of running, but nothing hurts. What else would you like to see? Our wine events, Soiree de Vin return this month as do our Business to Business evening. Details will follow or find them online at or We’ve now put together a group working on welcoming Newcomers to our town. I am also looking for a couple more people to help taking the lead with Ladies Who Lunch, which somehow disappeared over the course of the last year, so send me a note if you’d like to help bring it back. We’ll keep the calendar updated as you can always find our schedule online. Or just send me an email as I welcome your input, suggestions and continue to be amazed by the generosity of our Rancho Santa Fe family.

RSF GOP Women to hold ‘Best Party in Town’ Oct. 9 The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women will hold its annual Candidates Forum and Mixer on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9, from 3-5 p.m. in the Courtyard of the Pantry Restaurant. RSF Republican Women invite you to meet the following invited local, state and federal officials and candidates: John Stahl, Jan Goldsmith, Rocky Chavez, Farrah Douglas, Brian Bilbray, Marie Waldron, Bill Horn, Wayne Iverson, Kevin Davis, Carl DeMaio, Sherry Hodges, Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Martin Garrick, and others. Cost is $25 per person, mail checks to RSF RWF, P. O. Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Please reserve with Kathy at or 858-756-9906.

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Life insurance death benefits should not be denied

continued from page 1 winning biography of Rice in 2010, called “Lilian J. Rice, Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California.,” and has written extensively about Rancho Santa Fe’s early history. “It’s extraordinarily important to the thread of the historic story of Rancho Santa Fe,” said Welch of The Inn. When The Inn’s main building was completed in 1922, it had 12 guestrooms and was called simply the guesthouse, said Welch. Later, the name was changed to La Morada, which means “house of many rooms.” During the 1920s, the Santa Fe Land Improvement Co., a subsidiary of the Atchison Topeka and Santa

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Re: “Lawsuit reveals possible suspect in suspicious death” published in your Sept. 29 issue of the Rancho Santa Fe Review, I find it unconscionable that an insurance company would deny life insurance death benefits to a needy widow and children. I thought it was common knowledge that the spouse of a life-insured individual meeting a suspicious death is invariably a “person of interest.” For an insurance company to use this to avoid their contractual duty is incredible to me. I hope that Ms. Stonebreaker receives punitive damages if the case goes to trial. BTW, I also find your headline misleading in implying that somehow Ms. Stonebreaker is now more of a suspect in her husband’s death. Bruce Hubbard, MD

TEACHERS continued from page 10 video link to all Ranch School families inviting them to check out the band/orchestra program. It is hard not to get excited watching it. Music is an important part of every student’s education. Mr. Haus notes, “According to the National Association for Music Education, SAT takers with a background involving musical instruction score significantly higher than their non-musically trained counterparts – a surprising 56 points higher on the verbal portion and 39 points higher on the math portion of the test.” Clearly music is not simply a nice to have. Drama Program Strengthens Literacy and Other Skills Heidi Moreno joined the Ranch School last year as drama teacher. “The drama elective for K-8 grade is based on the state standards for theater arts which are geared to enhance and strengthen the student’s understanding and implementation of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills,” noted Ms. Moreno. “As an English and theater arts teacher for the past six years, I have found that the two disciplines are directly related and in a drama setting, students are able to spend more time with such

FIRM continued from page 1 compliance in collective bargaining, employment-related litigation, wrongful termination, the Brown Act, Public Records Act, California Tort Claims Act, preparation and review of district policies and administrative procedures, and charter school petitions, operations, renewals and appeals. One of the two cases Stutz Artiano has handled for the SBSD since Palkowitz was hired began in September 2010 and was concluded earlier this year. The district paid about $6,300 reading comprehension and writing essentials as character creation, story building, and communication. Through the K-8 drama program at RSF, students have the unique opportunity to learn these essentials.” Currently Ms. Moreno’s 4th graders just finished puppet shows that they created with paper bag puppets they made in class; her 6th graders just finished performing comedy skits; and her 1st graders are preparing for their Aesop’s Fable Show in October. “The students also build confidence as they perform in various activities including puppetry, melodramas, fairytale theater, musical theater, improvisation, and pantomime.” Ms. Moreno also offers an after school Advanced Drama Program for all 5th-8th grade students as well as a lunch time club. Depth of Specialty Instruction Rivals That of Private Schools

Fe Railroad, marketed large lots in what is now Rancho Santa Fe as “gentleman ranchos,” to potential buyers from across the United States, said Welch. At the time, The Inn was the place where prospective buyers stayed when they came to check out the area. Guests included Hollywood stars such as Fairbanks and Pickford, along with business tycoons. In 1928, Frank Lloyd Wright was living in La Jolla and divorcing his wife, Miriam Noel Wright. Divorce law at that time required a waiting period of one year after a divorce before a person could remarry. Wright wanted to marry his new love, Olgivanna Lazovich, the very minute the oneyear waiting period ended, said Welch. So he arranged for a to the law firm for the case. The other case, concerning a preschool special education student, is continuing through the court system and is on appeal at the Ninth Circuit, Fausset said. To date, the district has paid Stutz Artiano about $11,600, and the Special Education Legal Alliance has paid the firm about $40,000 on this case. With miscellaneous fees of $823 for opinions on Public Records Act requests and student fees, the total paid to Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz by the district from 2010 to the present is about $18,745. At the Ranch School, the goal is for all students to become digitally literate and competent in all areas of technology. These competencies support the development of a 21st century citizen. Jackie Mendez is our dedicated education technology specialist. “This year students in the computer lab will: 1) become proficient in computer skills that align with national technology standards per grade level; 2) become familiar with our network and how to navigate our applications/systems; and 3) become proficient in basic fundamentals of keyboarding,” noted Ms. Mendez. “The students are particularly excited about our school’s online program, Typing Pal Online, that they can use to practice at home,” she added. More and more PE classes at other schools are led by grade level teachers. At the Ranch School all PE classes are led by a team of

minister to come to The Inn at midnight on Aug. 25, 1928, and perform the ceremony. The couple wanted the ceremony performed by moonlight in the garden. “There wasn’t sufficient light for me to read by so the ceremony had to be given from memory and perhaps wasn’t accurate — not a hundred percent anyway! My wife and the woman who ran the Inn served as witnesses. As soon as the ceremony was over Mr. Wright went to the telephone and called the press. Then he turned to me and said, ‘This will be on the front pages of newspapers all over the world tomorrow morning,’” wrote the Rev. Charles Leonard Knight in his biography, provided by Welch. The Inn changed hands several times over its history,

ALLIANCE continued from page 1 even if you are right, you have a tendency to settle because it’s often less expensive to settle than it is to go through the full court process,” Fausset said. She said there is a tendency for districts to settle even when they may not agree because “it is expeditious to do so financially for the district.” The purpose of the alliance, she said, was for school districts to contribute to a fund to provide resources that would support districts “when they were in the midst of a case that potentially was precedent-setting.” “Laws get written, and there’s a lot of interpretation with any written law,” Fausset said. “When you setathletic directors and coaches. The after school program includes Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Cross Country Track & Field, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, Tennis, Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball and Wrestling. All eligible students can participate. Students in the Middle School are also offered Spanish as an elective. Research has shown that learning a second language leads to more advanced reading skills, and students perform much better than their monolingual peers on many standardized tests, including all sections of the SAT. All students at the Ranch School also benefit from the instruction of specialized teachers in the areas of math, science and literacy.

and was known in the 1930s as the Hacienda Hotel. In 1940, the Richardson family purchased the hotel, and renamed it The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. They kept the property until the Royce family bought it in 1958. Along with The Inn and numerous homes and buildings in and around Rancho Santa Fe, Rice designed and built Wisteria Cottage on property that is now part of The Inn, said Welch, which she used as her residence. The cottage is now one of The Inn’s guest rooms. Additional cottages were added to the property in the 1940s, Welch said. “This was like the welcoming gateway to the Covenant,” Welch said of The Inn. “It was designed that way and it still is that way. It’s such a beautiful part of that downtown area.” tle, you don’t have the opportunity of getting full, clear definition of the intent of the law.” The Special Education Legal Alliance provides a way for districts to pursue a case through the courts to receive more comprehensive interpretation of the law. “The lack of definition is not helpful,” she said. The alliance is countyrun, Fausset said, and is voluntary for districts. She said her district makes an annual contribution of about $.50 per student, for a projected cost for 2011-2012 of approximately $1,418.50. “I’ve been very supportive of it,” Fausset said of the legal alliance. The case to date has cost about $51,650 – about $11,600 from the district and about $40,000 from the legal alliance. Clearly, students at the Ranch School have an education that surpasses many private schools with expensive tuitions. But to maintain this level of education requires more than funding from public sources. Please help retain these great teachers and programs. The Foundation’s Five-Star Education programs are in place and therefore must be funded immediately in order to be maintained for this school year. Contribute today! For questions or more information please go to or contact the RSF Education Foundation at 858-756-1141 x208. The difference is you! — Submitted by the RSF Education Foundation

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October 6, 2011

Jenny Craig celebrates new purse line by granddaughter


enny Craig hosted a private party at her home for her granddaughter Sydney Weinger’s new purse line. Sydney’s parents, Michelle and Duayne Weinger, live in Rancho Santa Fe, while Sydney now resides in New York, where she just received a master’s degree from Parsons School of Design. Look for a story on Sydney in next week’s Review (Oct. 13 issue). PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Sydney Weinger, Jenny Craig

Sidra Kureshi, Dr. Mary Conroy

Designer Sydney Weinger of Morton and Hudson New York.

Jenny Craig hosted the event.

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Puerto Rican family’s dreams of stardom will surely take them ‘Somewhere’ BY DIANA SAENGER Let’s Review! Playwright Matthew Lopez (‘The Whipping Man,’ which played at The Old Globe last year to become a critical success in New York) is back at The Globe with a new show, “Somewhere,” a warm and inspiring family saga directed by Giovanna Sardelli. The narrative is somewhat autobiographical as Lopez grew up in New York City in a family that migrated from Puerto Rico. He said the plot came from hearing stories about the time his father took his siblings into the city to be extras in “West Side Story.” “They spent two weeks waiting on the set, and finally my dad made it in the legendary Jerome Robbins’ film in a small role,” Lopez said. Set in 1959, “Somewhere” follows a Puerto Rican family’s journey to find fame and fortune. But as matriarch Inez Candelaria works the dream of a life in show

business for herself and her three children, she’s stopped cold in her tracks. It seems New York City has other plans; preparations loom to tear down their dwelling to make way for construction of the Lincoln Center. “Growing up in a musical theater family, all being enormous aficionados, there’s a very particular energy that musical people give off, and I wanted to capture that in this play. I’m also a history buff, so marrying the history of the time with my family’s experiences was the genesis.” “Somewhere” delivers on those elements perfectly. It’s easy to be drawn into the children’s dilemma of how to get stubborn mom (Priscilla Lopez) to finally leave their home or be arrested. Yet, how bad can things be when their lives are infused with the joy that comes from celebrating life through dance and music? Intricate dance numbers accompa-

ny each scene. The three Candelaria siblings are as different as night and day. Juan Javier Cardenas, as Francisco Candelaria, is a hilarious loose cannon who can’t seem to find his niche but insists on worming his way into anyone else’s. Jon Rua is outstanding as the younger brother Alejandro, a conflicted soul who can’t live out his own dream because he’s stepping in for their missing father. (Who is coming back … or is he?) Benita Robledo brings a smile every time she’s on stage as the little sister, Benita, hoping to breakthrough as a dancer. She’s full of life, optimism and eager to soar. Lopez said he is thrilled that his aunt, award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez, is playing the mother, Inez. “I was four years old when in the same week my parents took me to see Sandy Duncan in ‘Pe-

If you go What: World premiere “Somewhere” When: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, some Wednesdays through Oct. 30 Where: Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre, The Old Globe, Balboa Park Tickets: From $29 Box Office: (619) 23-GLOBE Website:

ter Pan’ and my aunt’s portrayal as Harpo Marx in Broadway’s ‘A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine’ (which won her a Tony Award),” Lopez said. “I grew up idolizing her.” Priscilla Lopez was also nominated for a Tony for her role as Diana in the

Inez Candelaria (Priscilla Lopez) and son Alejandro (Jon Rua) have a confrontation in the Matthew Lopez drama ‘Somewhere.’ Henry DiRocco. original Broadway cast of “A Chorus Line,” introducing the hit “What I Did for Love.” Her other Broadway credits include “West Side Story,” “In the Heights,” “Nine,” Lysistrata, “Pippin,” and “Henry, Sweet Henry.” She’s an absolute joy to watch in “Somewhere,” hoofing it up like a seasoned veteran, indefatigable as a mother who wants the best for her children, and forlorn as a woman alone who longs for her love lost. Fantastic choreography – especially on the tight set of this theater-in-the-round – by Greg Graham, includes the moves of Leo Ash Evens as the family friend-turned-producer Jamie, whom I could have watched for hours. Despite the Candelaria family’s endless energy, they must face some big obstacles on the journey to their dreams. Their passion and love unites in a magical memory that is both touching and unforgettable to those of us watching.

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Jazz legends headline Athenaeum’s fall series

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FROM MUSEUM REPORTS The Athenaeum’s jazz program returns to auditorium at The Neurosciences Institute for its annual, three-concert fall series, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. • The series opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 with the New Gary Burton Quartet, featuring Athenaeum debuts by vibraphone legend Gary Burton and rising star guitarist Julian Lage, along with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Peter Erskine. One of the premiere vibraphonists in the history of jazz, Burton’s career stretches back to the mid1960s, when he toured nationally in the bands of George Shearing and Stan Getz. He soon was leading his own ensembles and in 1968 was named the youngest-ever Jazz Artist of the Year by DownBeat magazine. Burton’s recordings have earned him multiple Grammy awards and have featured collaborations


Tickets Series: $75 member, $90 non-member Single Concert: $27-$32 Contact: (858) 454-5872,

with artists like Pat Matheny, and most notably, Chick Corea, with whom he has shared four Grammys. In addition to performing, Burton has trained generations of jazz artists through his 33 years as an educator at Boston’s Berk-

lee College of Music. • Concert two, at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, features a return visit by the groundbreaking jazz quartet, Oregon, which this year is celebrating its 40th year as an ensemble with Ralph Towner on guitars, piano, and keyboards; Paul

McCandless on woodwinds; Glen Moore on bass; and Mark Walker on drums and percussion. • The series concludes at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, with a special CD release event by the Mike Wofford/ Holly Hofmann Quintet, featuring Terell Stafford on trumpet, Rob Thorsen on bass, and Richard Sellers on drums. Recognized by DownBeat as “one of the outstanding pianists of our time,” Wofford’s first performances date to the 1960s with the Lighthouse All-Stars and the bands of Shelly Manne, Teddy Edwards, Chet Baker, Bud Shank and Shorty Rogers. From the ’70s to the ’90s, Wofford toured with artists like Lee Konitz, Benny Carter, and Zoot Sims, and as pianist and music director for Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. His wife and co-leader in the quintet, Holly Hofmann, is one of the Athenaeum’s favorite performers.

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Athenaeum Jazz at The Neurosciences Institute Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 8 p.m. New Gary Burton Quartet Monday, October 24, 2011, 8 p.m. - Oregon Saturday, November 26, 2011, 8 p.m Mike Wofford/Holly Hofmann Quintet Feat. Terell Stafford New Gary Burton Quartet opens the Fall 2011 series featuring Grammy Award-winning vibraphone legend Gary Burton and rising star guitarist Julian Lage, along with top-flight bassist Scott Colley and master drummer Peter Erskine. Hailed by All About Jazz as “a giant in the making,” the 23 year-old Lage has already garnered his own Grammy nomination and has collaborated with artists such as Mark O’Connor, Bela Fleck, and Chris Thile. The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, CA 92121 Call 858.454.5872 to reserve Series: $75 member/$90 nonmember Individual: $27 member/$32 nonmember

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Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre


Phenomenal features 13 artists whose use of light as a medium during the 1960s and ‘70s changed the course of art making in Southern California. On view at both MCASD locations, Phenomenal is the Museum’s most ambitious exhibition to date.

Backed by live Latin rhythms and featuring 15 of Cuba’s best dancers in a sizzling performance of salsa, rumba, mambo, cha-cha and reggae – with a contemporary twist!

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October 21 & 22: 6-9 p.m Discover what lurks beneath the surface at Haunted Birch Aquarium: Shipwrecked! Enjoy close encounters of the fishy kind, BOO-gie down with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, and explore our wreckage for sunken treasures. Dress to impress!

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The battle against breast cancer: RSF’s Lili Myers’ story continues By Lili Myers I recently read a couple of articles on something called Scanxiety and discovered that I am not alone in having this condition. Scanxiety begins a few weeks beLili Myers fore you have to go in for a scan/test that will tell you whether the breast cancer (or any cancer) has metastasized to another part of your body or not. Will the test be clear? Will the doctor ask you to come in because there is something to discuss further? Will there be a false reading which will send you on a rollercoaster ride? Will you be able to continue for another year with positive and happy views? Will you be able to enjoy the smell of coffee and smell the roses, and call your friends for no particular reason other than just to stay in touch? I also recently participated in a teleconference on Monitoring for Recurrence and Managing Fears. What I found particularly interesting was that it seemed to be aimed at people undergoing treatment and those who had just finished treatment. So I got to wondering, those of us who are a few years out, are we not supposed to have fears? Don’t we too need to manage them? Do the experts have any suggestions on how we should do this, year after year? You know Scanxiety is in full force the morning of the scan, when you are trying so hard to act normal and carefree. When you want to show your family that there is not a worry in the world, that everything is just fine, yet every muscle in your body seems hard as a rock. Part of you keeps

saying “Stop it! All is well” while the other side of your brain keeps saying “What if.....?” Once I’ve had the CT scan or the brain MRI, I must wait for the results. By no means do I stay home hiding, but I do walk around carrying a very heavy weight until that time when I get the telephone notice, or the copy of the report stating that everything is clear, that I am diseasefree and I feel it is once again okay to sign up for the book of the month. It is okay to make dinner plans with friends for six weeks from now. That it is okay to buy non-refundable concert tickets. It should be noted that we are described as “diseasefree, but not free of disease!” How do I manage Scanxiety? I do my best to keep extremely busy and physically active to the point of exhaustion. I figured that if I play enough tennis, walk and tire myself and my mind, I won’t have the energy to focus on the exam ahead, on the results to come. My husband, in an attempt to make me laugh, on the way to the scan says to me, “Don’t worry, you’re fine, remember nothing bad will happen to you unless I do it.” This of course makes me laugh, but the knot in my stomach will remain there until I get the results. At that time, the unknotting of my stomach is palpable, but I do keep that to myself. Once I’ve gotten the dreaded telephone call, and find out that all is well, that my husband was absolutely right, that I’m just fine, then I mark my calendar reminding me to make an appointment for next year, and the cycle of scanxiety starts all over again. The Manifesto of the Lance Armstrong Foundation: ... “Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life.”

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To Your Health: Deep brain stimulation may help Parkinson’s Disease BY MELISSA J. HOUSER, MD, SCRIPPS HEALTH In recent years, actor Michael J. Fox’s public battle with Parkinson’s disease has put a familiar face on a disease that affects nearly one million people in the U.S. A neurodegenerative brain disorder, Parkinson’s disease results when the brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine, which helps control smooth muscle movement and coordination, are damaged or impaired. During the first stages of the disease, patients may experience mild symptoms such as fatigue or slightly unsteady movement. Eventually, the lack of dopamine interferes with normal muscle movement, causing more severe symptoms such as tremor or shaking of the hands, arms, legs or face, stiffness or rigidity, involuntary or slowed movements, balance problems, and difficulty walking. The symptoms often become progressively worse over time; in some cases, they can become debilitating. The main cause of Parkinson’s is a mystery, although several possible risk factors have been identified. The likelihood of developing the disease appears to increase with age; unlike Michael J. Fox, most patients begin to develop symptoms in their 60s or later. Men are more likely to develop it than women, and having a close relative with Parkinson’s seems to increase the risk as well. Injury to the head, neck or spine may also play a role—the boxer Muhammed Ali developed it after years of fighting. However, none of these factors are believed to greatly increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s. While there is no cure yet for Parkinson’s disease, it can be well-managed through medications such as levadopa that are converted into dopamine in the brain, and MAO-B inhibitors that extend the effect of dopamine on the brain. However, these medications may have unwanted side effects. A relatively new surgical procedure known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) may greatly reduce the severity of Parkinson’s symptoms, especially in patients for whom medications are not as effective as they once were. DBS delivers electrical stimulation to highly targeted areas of the brain that control movement. By overriding the abnormal neuronal signals that cause symptoms of Parkinson’s, DBS helps to restore normal movement. Whereas previous surgical treatments for Parkinson’s disease sometimes damaged

healthy brain tissue by destroying nerve cells, DBS does not destroy any tissue and is completely reversible. With DBS, a thin, insulated wire called an electrode is inserted into the brain through a tiny opening in the skull; the tip of the wire is implanted into the targeted are of the brain, where it delivers electrical impulses that block the electrical impulses causing symptoms. The wire goes beneath the skin of the head, neck and shoulder, and is connected to a neurostimulator, a small, battery-operated device that provides energy to the wire. The neurostimulator is usually implanted under the skin near the collarbone or chest. The entire device is invisible. It can be adjusted at any time to change the electrical stimulation without the need for additional surgery, or it can be completely removed with no permanent effect on the brain. DBS is usually an overnight procedure. After obtaining an MRI or CAT scan to visualize the target, a neurosurgeon will place the electrodes into the brain using local anesthetic and a mild sedative. Depending on the center, the procedure may take up to three hours; some neurosurgeons prefer to do the procedure in two stages. The patient is watched overnight and allowed to go home the next day. Most patients are back to their normal activities in a few more days and many patients feel an immediate improvement, even in the operating room as the electrodes go in. The device can then be programmed in the outpatient clinic. DBS is not for everyone. An experienced DBS center will have selection criteria that allow the neurologist to communicate the risks and benefits for each individual patient. Many patients are able to reduce their medications by 25 percent following the procedure and some are able to go off of medication altogether. If you are considering DBS, do your homework. Most movement disorder specialists feel that DBS should be performed at a specialized multidisciplinary functional neurosurgery center skilled and experienced in this particular procedure. Melissa Houser, MD, is a neurologist and medical director of the Scripps Clinic Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Join Dr. Houser for a free seminar on deep brain stimulation on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6–8 p.m. at The Schaetzel Center on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. Please call 1-800-SCRIPPS to register.

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A number of North County nonprofit organizations have come together to put on an art show titled “Art Expressions” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate breast cancer survivors. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Tri City Wellness Center in Carlsbad (6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 92009). The event will feature artist Cherie Freddie, and will be hosted by North County Cancer Fitness, The Keep a Breast Foundation, San Diego Breast Cancer In-

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La Jolla Music Society adds some spice to its new season BY MARTI GACIOCH Contributor The La Jolla Music Society’s Season 43 stands ready to dazzle the senses with its program of 26 virtuoso performances beginning in early November. Havana’s sizzling Kings of Salsa will kick off the 2011-‘12 program with a spirited music-and-dance performance of mambo, rumba and cha, cha, cha moves. The entertainment will continue throughout the season with performances from symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles, pianists, modern dance groups (like the body-twisting, moves of shape-shifting Pilobolus), and a premier selection of pop, classical, cabaret and salsa music artists. Christopher Beach, the society’s president and artistic director, chose to once again open the season with a high-voltage world music performance. “For the first time last year, we began presenting world music and dance with the Koto drummers of Japan,” he said. “It was immensely successful, and the Kings of Salsa is a big, fes-

Herb Alpert tive high-energy, hot show — another great season opener.” According to Beach, the society actually has two openings this season. “We also have the opening of the Revelle Chamber Music series, and that’s the first La Jolla concert,” Beach said. “Then we go in what you would think was just the opposite direction with a Venetian baroque chamber music ensemble, but I promise you that Interpreti Veneziani is

as thrilling as Kings of Salsa is hot.” For Beach, a highlight of Season 43 is the opportunity to present three great American orchestras: The Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. “It’s very rare that these orchestras will tour to the West Coast, much less all three of them,” Beach said. “We traditionally present European and Asian orchestras, but to have these three

orchestras all in one season was irresistible.” This season, the society adds new energy to its lineup with performances by Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, and the Kings of Salsa. “Herb Alpert is popular music, and Kings of Salsa is world music and dance, and this is expanding the La Jolla Music Society’s bringing the world to San Diego,” Beach said. “That’s the very essence of what we do.” Beach found it challenging to name his three “don’t miss” performances for the season. “Which of your three children do you love the most?” he asked. “I love Riccardo Muti, the music director and conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, so that’s pretty exciting,” Beach said. “I’m of an age where if you say Herb Alpert to me, I remember those Tijuana Brass songs, and although this won’t be Tijuana Brass, this will be Herb Alpert with his wife Lani Hall and a quartet, and I think that’s going to be a great show.” A highlight of every season is the Winterfest Gala. This year’s March

If you go What: Season 43, 26 performances When: Nov. 6-May 19 Where: Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD; Birch North Park Theatre, Neurosciences Institute and Copley Symphony Hall Series within: Frieman Family Piano Series, Latin Jazz Series, Discovery Series, Celebrity Orchestra Series, Dance Series, Revelle Chamber Music Series, Special Events Tickets: $25-$97 Box Office: (858) 4593728 Schedule: www.ljms. org

2012 event will showcase German cabaret singer Ute Lemper paired with the string mastery of the Vogler Quartet. “Although tickets are available to everyone, gala tickets are $1,000, which includes not only the concert, but dinner and cocktails at Anthology,” Beach

said. ”You rarely get to hear the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Kurt Weil, especially by someone as extraordinary as she is, and Ute Lemper is the real thing.” Beach finds that the perfect venue is essential to every performance, whether that be dance, a piano recital, a chamber ensemble or an orchestra. After he moved to San Diego six years ago, he visited the city’s available theater venues and determined the best for each of the different disciplines the society presents. “I then focus on scheduling the performances so that all of piano recitals happen in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday nights, and all the dance happens at North Park on Saturday nights, and all the chamber music happens at Sherwood on Saturday night,” he said. As for future seasons, Beach said he’d love to present world-renowned pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Martha Argerich and expand the society’s dance presentations.





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Nicolo Becucci, co-owner and chef at Crêpes & Corks, prepares a crêpe in the kitchen. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

Crêpes & Corks ■ 1328 Camino del Mar, Del Mar ■ (858) 847-3382 ■ www.crê ■ The Vibe: Casual, relaxed ■ Signature Dishes: Parisienne Crêpes, Lox & Brie Crêpes, The Del Mar Crêpes, Nutella Delight Crêpes ■ Open Since: 2007 ■ Reservations: Recommended for parties of four or more

Pesto Chicken Crêpe features grilled chicken breast, oven-roasted red pepper, baby leaf spinach, vine-ripe tomatoes and a melted cheddar/Jack blend of cheese and pesto sauce.

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Wine bar makes crêpes its specialty … morning, noon and night On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click on ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Crêpes & Corks shares its recipe for Basic Crêpes. A Coco-Choco-Nut Crêpe with Nutella, banana, coconut and whipped cream, is served with a cappuccino.

BY KELLEY CARLSON t Crêpes & Corks in Del Mar, guests get a taste of Europe — delicately thin pancakes from France, Italian paninis, the occasional offering of Spain’s classic paella dish, and wines from all over the world. Chef Nicolo Becucci — who is also coowner, along with Lana Blackwell — is instrumental in providing the international flavor. Everything is made in-house, Becucci said; patrons can observe him preparing crêpes in the kitchen, just behind the front counter, or catch a glimpse of Blackwell baking Red Velvet Cupcakes or another culinary delight. There are a number of crêpes to choose from, savory to sweet, and they can even be made gluten-free upon request. One of the lighter entree choices is asparagus, which also includes prosciutto, Brie and romaine lettuce, with a drizzling of rosemary olive oil. A more filling option is C3: grilled chicken breast, artichoke hearts, smoked bacon, sweet red onion over mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil with pesto mayo. Got a sweet tooth to satisfy? Coco-ChocoNut features Nutella, banana, coconut and whipped cream. Paninis are also a mainstay, there are selections ranging from Black Forest Ham and Prosciutto & Brie to Veggie Delight. Every couple of months, the Paella Valenciana rice dish and Spanish wine are served during the restaurant’s popular Paella Night. Although there is no specific children’s menu, all items are customizable, Becucci said. The most popular entree for kids is the


Bruschetta served with Chimay, a traditional Belgium beer. grilled cheese-and-chicken crêpe, with a Jack-and-cheddar blend. Not only can patrons enjoy a meal at Crêpes & Corks, but they can also sample wines and order a glass to complement their meals. At the bar (part of the restaurant’s recent expansion into the former RE/MAX space) a flight of three wines is offered daily for tasting, featuring different labels each day and discounts on Thirsty Thursdays. Becucci emphasized that he and Blackwell showcase area vintages as much as possible. “It’s good for locals to know wines from this area that they may not know about,” he said. Labels represented include Wiens Family Cellars from Temecula, Orfila Vineyards & Winery of Escondido, and Carruth Cellars in Solana Beach. More than 45 labels are for sale in the establishment’s wine shop (resting on racks just inside the entrance) with more than 40

offered by the glass. Patrons who order bottles are welcome to leave the corks on the table and sign them; Becucci and Blackwell glue them on a red brick wall at the front of the restaurant. Along with the food and beverages, the atmosphere of the restaurant itself is decidedly European. “We’re all about relaxing and enjoying what we have,” said Becucci, who hails from Switzerland and speaks several languages. On the dog-friendly sidewalk patio, which allows for people-watching along Camino del Mar, a chocolate-brown umbrella shades each wrought-iron table. Tiny white lights twinkle on the railing around the area’s perimeter. Inside, paintings and photos of such subjects as wine bottles, actors, the ocean and racehorses, hang along golden and red brick-hued walls. Patrons may engage in conversation with friends and family or enjoy the benefits of free WiFi while seated at a table, or relax at the bar with a glass of wine or a beer on tap. A private room in the back seats eight to 10 people. Reservations at Crêpes & Corks are highly recommended for special events and monthly wine pairing dinners, but are not needed as much during the week, Becucci said. Whenever a guest chooses to visit, Becucci recommends starting with a glass of wine and asking for recommendations; then order a light appetizer to share. Next, select one of the savory crêpes for the main course. But be sure to save room for dessert.

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La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk & Taste is Oct. 20 The Eighth Annual La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk & Taste, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-9 p.m., welcomes attendees to the most culturally enriching evening of the year where they can enjoy a lively night out in La Jolla. Soak in the rich history of the area, while sampling world class cuisine, phenomenal wines and some of the most exquisite artwork available on the planet. Tickets to the La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk & Taste are only $40 in advance and $45 at the door. All proceeds will benefit La Jolla Village Merchants Association. This year’s La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk, & Taste is sure to sell out early, so get your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 619-233-5008. Bon appétit!

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Kurt Anderson, long-time general manager for the Bob Baker Auto dealerships in El Cajon, is the new general manager for Bob Baker Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Mazda and Fiat in Car Country, Carlsbad. Chris Baker, the president of the dealerships, stated “having a manager with Kurt’s vast knowledge of all aspects of a dealership’s operation just doesn’t come along every day. His attention to customer service was proven daily in El Cajon.” In his new position Anderson will oversee all operations of the six franchises located on the upper level of Car Country, Carlsbad. If you are in the area, Anderson invites you drop in, say “Hi,” have a cup of coffee and tour the new facilities.


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Deliciás Restaurant now offers delivery to the Ranch Deliciás has undergone many positive changes recently, including the expansion of its menu to include seasonal selections and homemade specialties like handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and specialty burgers. These changes have solidified their reputation as a place where diners can enjoy a great meal while experiencing the culinary traditions for which the restaurant has become known. Many living in the Ranch have also turned to Deliciás for weeknight meals, catering, and everything in between, courtesy of the restaurant’s take-out options. In response to the growth of take-out dining, Deliciás now offers a delivery service to those living in the Covenant (92067). “Our to-go business has increased so much that we felt we could make it easier for people to experience Deliciás’ great food in the comfort of their own home,” explains event director Marcia McKee. The delivery menu features many favorites from the sitdown menu including salads, appetizers, pizza, pasta, dessert, and even wine. Options from the full menu are available upon request. To request delivery, call 858-756-8001.

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The fruits of his labor Carruth’s philanthropic efforts highlighted by upcoming community mosaic event

BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer Adam Carruth has pretty well mastered the art of making wine. Now he’s added a new achievement to his repertoire —

making change. The owner of Carruth Cellars Winery on Cedros is constantly giving — holding fundraisers, contributing auction items, donating proceeds — you

Left: From left, associate winemakers Andy Wilson and Austin Harmon with Adam Carruth. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN name it. “I can’t even keep track of all the organizations we give to,” he said, adding jokingly that there’s luckily a legal limit on how much he can donate from his business. Carruth’s “Save the Ocean” wines, labeled with artist Mark Patterson’s iconic Surfing Madonna, have been a hit. He’s held events to promote the cause, and he even donates $1.75 from each bottle sale to the Surfing Madonna. At least every month it seems like there’s something charitable happening at the cellars. Last September, he gave 25 percent of sales one day to Community Interface Services, which assists people with developmental disabilities.

Owner Adam Carruth works on winemaking while Andy Wilson gives guests Jackie Campos and Ro Hall a tasting. In February, he donated a portion to the Lois Merrill Foundation, which assists carcinoid cancer patients, and in March, he donated 20 percent from a similar event to the Lymphoma Society. These are only a few events on the long list of causes Carruth has become involved in. Coming up later this month, Carruth has a new fundraising idea up his sleeve, and it’s interactive. From Oct. 18 to 22, Carruth will be making a special blend of art, music, wine and inspiration. Carruth will be welcoming internationally recognized mosaic artist Laurel True, of New Orleans, to the cellar to create an installation on the

winery’s exterior, and guests will be able get their hands on cement and tiles too. The five-day project will feature a guest artist lecture and wine tasting on Oct. 21. The installation with be the first of True’s manyto-come works in the “The Global Mosaic Project.” Carruth described the event as “Tom Sawyeresque” (think: painting fences). “Things should be like that more often,” he said. “Winemaking is like that too. Everyone’s into wine and a lot of people want to learn and get involved.” Toni Tschann, development director for the North Coast Repertory Theatre, can attest to Car-

h’ charitable h i bl virtues i ruth’s — the Rep is one of his biggest donation recipients. He gives at least two cases of wine per show, in addition to items for other events. “It’s so great we can save our hard-earned money for our productions, so we can give more to our patrons,” she said. “Adam is always there for us. He’s been so forthcoming.” Carruth said at least five days a week he gets calls about new philanthropic opportunities. “I didn’t get into this business to give away wine, and I can’t all the time,” he said. “But I get so many requests. I feel good about it, and it’s hard to say no.”

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‘Cheers! South Crossing’ to feature music, wine, food and more BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor Neighbors may have noticed some changes that have been made to the southern corridor of South Cedros Avenue. Newly planted palm trees and Mexican Seagrass along with bright, spring floral baskets now enhance the hardscape creating a colorful palette. This is the newly formed South Crossing, where Rosa Avenue meets South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. While South Crossing is new to the neighborhood, it harkens back to a forgotten local history, said Sean McLeod, who is the creative mind behind the enhanced street corner. “This area is where neighbors used to pass to cross the tracks to get to Highway 101 and to the beach, before the railroad tracks were laid below street level,” he said. The Rosa Street bridge now spans that spot. An inaugural evening event, Cheers! South Crossing, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. It will commemorate South Crossing as the official gateway to the southern end of South Cedros Ave. and will bring together the

South Crossing, where Rosa Avenue meets South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach community through jazz music, wine, food and friendship, said McLeod. This is a ticketed wine tasting event for adults, which costs $25 in advance, payable online or at the store of a participating merchant, or $30 at the door on the evening of the event. The ticket price purchases a wristband which allows access to food, wine tasting and entry into the music area. Attendees should check in at the parking lot where Ordover Gallery and Cokas

Diko are located. At that location attendees will pick up a wristband and a name tag. “Then they will go to the next check point where they will get a program and a unique, stemless Govino wine tasting glass, that is theirs to keep,” said McLeod. The space will be transformed into a candlelit gathering area with tables, chairs, and colorful umbrellas. Four vintners will have their respective tastings in tented booths creating a European-style ambiance.

Club Django Gypsy Jazz Guitars will perform live, and tasty bites of Onolicious Hawaiian pulled pork with pineapple salsa sliders, chicken kabobs, gyros pita and more will be available. The event is co-hosted by Nature and Cultural International, a Del Mar-based charity that plays a central role in assisting indigenous, local, regional and national governments in Latin America protect more than 7.7 million acres of imperiled tropical forest ecosystems, areas of exceptional biodiversity and many threatened species. This is the first of what will be once-a-month events starting next spring, and each will have a charity tiein, said McLeod. “Looking

ahead we will have a film festival, poetry readings, and lots of interesting activities centered around meeting with friends, making new friends and enjoying good food, fine wine and live music,” he added. The Shops at South Crossing include Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery, Cokas Diko, Cowgirl Trading Post, La Femme Chic, Ordover Gallery, Weeds, Passion Fine Jewelry, Curve Couture, Ocean Art By Koniakowsky, Lockwood Table, Sala Joya, and Coast Highway Photography. Tickets may be purchased in advance at any of these merchants’ stores. The four vintners at the tasting include Carruth Cellars, 12 Signs Winery, Tempus Alba, and Ancient Peaks

Winery. There will also be special event discounts and opportunity drawing prizes. Passion Fine Jewelry will offer a 10 percent discount on items purchased from the Alex Sepkus line of jewelry. Sticks and Stones Earrings by Alex Sepkus will be donated for an opportunity drawing, a $3,850 value. Weeds will donate two $250 gift certificates for the drawing and will also offer 25 percent off its full line of merchandise. Cheers! South Crossing will take place at 412 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets online visit www.cedrossouthcrossing. com or call (858) 755 0444 for more information.

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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN CONTRIBUTOR Football: Two weeks removed from its most lopsided loss in more than five years, Cathedral Catholic was back to its normal, dominant self again for a second straight week. In a final tuning for Eastern League play, the Dons defeated Eastlake 26-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 30. After a humbling 48-14 loss to Helix on Sept. 16, the Dons, who defeated Olympian 31-0 on Sept. 23, have outscored their last two opponents by a combined 577. The Dons had scored 57 unanswered points against the two teams until Eastlake scored in the fourth quarter of a game in which the outcome was no longer in question. Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart completed five of eight pass attempts for 117 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The Dons broke a scoreless deadlock early in the second quarter on J.J. Stavola’s scoring run from the 1. The Dons special teams set the tone for a decisive

third quarter, when Jake Terzoli blocked a punt that bounced out of the end zone for a safety that made it 9-0. Chris Molinga scored on a 3-yard run to make it 16-0, and Bogart completed a 43-yard scoring pass to Brian Heinz to make it 23-0. The Dons stretched their lead to 26-0 in the fourth quarter on Christian Fanning’s 28-yard field goal. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 4-1. • • • • • Santa Fe Christian remained red-hot as the Eagles defeated La Jolla 38-23 in a nonleague game on Sept. 30 for their fourth straight win. Eagles quarterback Connor Moore was involved in four touchdowns, leading an offense that rolled up 367 total yards. Moore rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries, and threw for 86 yards and one touchdown. He completed five of 12 pass attempts. Jarrod Watson-Lewis rushed for 63 yards on seven carries, and Tony Miro rushed for 58 yards on 13 carries. Moore scored on a 20-

yard run early in the first quarter that set the tone for the victory. Drew Shields kicked a 33-yard field goal early in the second quarter to make it 10-0, and Watson-Lewis scored on a 38-yard Eagles a 17-0 lead. The Eagles broke open a 17-7 game when Moore started a decisive stretch in which they scored 21 unanswered points with a scoring run from the 1 late in the second quarter. Moore scored on a 72-yard run early in the third quarter, and he completed a 40-yard scoring pass to Nathan Ross that stretched the Eagles lead to 38-7. Nathaniel Fredricks led the Eagles defensively with 11 tackles, and Moore and Graham Gomez each contributed nine tackles. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 4-1. • • • • • Torrey Pines lost to Carlsbad 14-10 in a nonleague game on Sept. 30. Falcons quarterback Andrew Perkins was 10-for-16 passing for 139 yards with one touchdown and one interception. David Bagby led the Falcons with 76 rushing yards on 14 carries and Andrew Perkins rushed for 49 yards on 10

carries. The Falcons trailed 7-0 late in the second quarter when they finally got on the scoreboard on Jack Mitchell’s 30-yard field goal. They trailed 14-3 midway through the third quarter when Perkins completed a 70-yard scoring pass to Jack Mitchell. The Falcons fell to 1-3 overall for the season, losing their last three games since a season-opening 35-7 victory over Colton. Volleyball: Canyon Crest Academy defeated Valley Center 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 25-17) in a Valley League opener for both teams on Sept. 30. Micaela Minor had 19 kills to lead the Ravens. Kyana Mller contributed 23 assists, and Zoe Smith had 31 digs. The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 12-6. Water polo: Cathedral Catholic defeated La Jolla 10-6 in a Western League opener for both teams on Sept. 29. Jordan Colina had three goals and one assists and Austin Rone scored two goals and had two assists to lead the Dons. Grant Curry contributed two

goals, and Alex Greisen added one goal and two assists. Dons goalie Joe Cleary had 10 saves, and Dylan Smith added three saves. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 6-5. Golf: Torrey Pines defeated El Camino 199-217 in a nonleague match on Sept. 28. Hee Wook Choi and Minjia Luo each shot an even par-36 to lead the Falcons on a nine-hole course at Oceanside Municipal Golf Course. Winnie Huang shot a 40, and Tiffany La added a 42 score to help lead Torrey Pines. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 12-0. Field hockey: Torrey Pines defeated San Dieguito Academy 3-0 in a nonleague match on Sept. 28. Ali Zimmer scored one goal and had one assists and goalie Erica Cohen had four saves to lead the Falcons. Jenni Isber and Claire Young each added one goal for the Falcons, who improved their overall record for the season to 5-3-1.

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leased seven CDs and one DVD, and has toured internationally. In 2006, his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sync or Swarm: Improvising Music in a Complex Age,â&#x20AC;? was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology as the most distinguished book in the field. Borgo currently performs with his electroacoustic duo KaiBorg, which explores the intersections between live au-

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havior). His research has examined the correlation in parent and child partisanship, oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willingness to be adventurous or not within certain group setJames Fowler tings. These studies have provided evidence for a link between

genetics and behavior. With Nicholas Christakis, Fowler has written, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been featured on numerous television shows, including two appearances on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Colbert Report.â&#x20AC;? Free tickets to the Forum must be obtained in advance at http://www. event/2206523772.

Woodward Pet of the Week This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet of the week from Helen Woodward Animal Center is Guinness, a stout 1 ½-year-old black terrier blend who weighs 50 pounds. Guinness has white facial hair and a white chest and chocolaty eyes. He is well trained, but has a lot of playful energy and needs a home with an active family. Come meet Guinness for yourself at Helen Woodward Animal Center. His adoption fee is $295 plus microchip. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations and microchip identification. Through Dec. 31, families who adopt a pet from Helen Woodward Animal Center receive a complimentary pair of Sea World passed through the Happy Tails program. SeaWorldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happy Tails program began in April and has helped more than 10,000 pets find homes through animal facilities in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando. When you adopt from Helen Woodward Animal Center you will also receive a certificate for a free night stay at our Club Pet boarding facility. Helen Woodward Animal Center is located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. Kennels are open daily Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (applications accepted 15 minutes before closing). For more information call 858-756-4117, option #1 or visit


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‘Style re-di-find’ at National Charity League fashion show

H Alexia Mahoney, Tiffany Mahoney, Lisa Pedersen, Emma Pedersen

Connie Sharpe, Tim Culver, Al and Kay Myers

igh school sophomores from eight local schools participated in the National Charity League fashion show “STYLE re-di-find” Oct. 2 at the La Costa Resort & Spa. In addition to the show, the girls recently posed for a photo shoot at San Dieguito County Park. The mission of the National Charity League is to foster the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The purpose of the annual fashion show is to provide the 10th graders with training in poise, stage presence, self esteem and personal style. This year’s event served as a collection point for the “WE CAN” drive of canned goods for San Diego Food Bank and Military Outreach. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Liv Johnson, Claire Neville

Kaitilyn Perry, Touran Fardeen

Models Rachel Thompson, Isabella Hasson, Kelly Hoffman, Noelle Forougi, Dallas Dyson, Yvette Sarazin

Rachel Thompson, Nadia Marjanovich, Yvette Sarazin

Kiernan Panish, Tara Manoogian, Haley Schroeder, Kate Chamberlain

Carolyn Hickey, Sherry Manoogian

Kiki, Kent, Garrett and Taunja Feldman

Reyna Haile, Sophie Lebeau, Bill Hanlon, Taylor and Carol Scott

Jan St. Marie, Emily St. Marie, Natalie Ogg

Noemi, Bella and Amanda Ashline

Loraine Dyson, Courtney Cavanagh, Denise Cavanagh

Makeup artisit Jennifer Edwards and model Cameron Klaus

President Tracey Hedrick, Mark Hedrick

Co-chairs Taunja Feldman and Ronnie Forougi

Professional makeup artists and models

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Gallery brings Chinese art revolution to area BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer There’s an artistic revolution going on in China, a phenomenon that has sprung from a rapidly changing political, social and cultural climate. “Information there is getting harder and harder for the government to control,” said Lenny Schas, who became involved in this art explosion by opening a gallery in Beijing to collect, trade and educate. “The art scene in China is similar to what happened here in the 1960s.” After 12 successful years of running the Beijing gallery, Schas decided he wanted to share this moment in Chinese history with America — particularly Del Mar — and he consulted with owner Marc Baza to open a second gallery at 2690 Via de la Valle in the Flower Hill Promenade. The Gallery of Chinese Cultural Arts opened almost a year ago in an unofficial capacity, and celebrated a grand opening on Sept. 17.

The Del Mar gallery is a blend of academic and commercial efforts, both doing exhibitions and providing education. “It’s not about selling to anyone who walks in the door, but also about being able to teach and encourage people to think and challenge them,” said Schas, adding that the gallery works a lot with prominent collectors and museums. “A lot of collectors are in San Diego, but generally you have to go to New York or L.A. to find work at this level,” he said. “We hope to keep those people here in San Diego and help develop a sophisticated croup of collectors and viewers.” China is home to the fastest growing art community in the world, said Schas, with art by Chinese artists often appreciating at auctions by 500 percent. Financial problems that have plagued the United States have only been a “bump in the road” for China, and Chinese artists — even novices —

are at “the top of their game,” he said. The galleries in Beijing and Del Mar have featured the art of some of the most notable subversives, such as Ai Weiwei, who made headlines when he was arrested in April and held for two months with no official charges being filed. “These are the people who are really affecting change and documenting it,” said Schas. “We’ve had works of his but the few we get will sell within a day or two.” Ai Weiei is just one of many artists at the forefront of the cultural and political change going on in China, Schas said. “The art is so vital and so alive and so relevant,” he said. “It’s going to have a very strong historical context. Now will be the most important time in the Chinese art community.” More information about the gallery is available at

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Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School holds Rancho Santa Fe parent event


he Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School welcomed parents new to the campus with a gathering at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Julie Klaus on Sept. 26. Head of School Aimeclaire Roche spoke at the informal event. Visit


Amy Marren and Keely Barrera of Something Homemade


Sharon and Dean Peng Satya and Moorthy Palanki

Hostess Julie Klaus, Trustee Mark Pulido

Chief Advancement Officer John Trifiletti, Head of School Aimeclaire Roche

Catherine Gouge, Stuart Rickerson

Cameron Klaus and mom Julie Klaus

Paul Szymanski, Parent Fund Chair Paul Styrt

Susan and David Allred

Jeanne and Douglas Abel

North Coast Rep honors donors


orth Coast Repertory Theatre held its Donor Appreciation Night on Oct. 2 at The David Alan Collection in Solana Beach. North Coast Rep honored Leadership Circle-level supporters Jere and Joyce Oren of Rancho Santa Fe, AT&T and the Nordson Corporation Foundation. The Joe Satz Trio performed, Pacific Coast Grill served food, and Stone Brewing Co, Carruth Cellars and St. Petersburg Vodka supplied beverages. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Joe Kellejian, Artistic Director David Ellenstein, Denise Young, Mary Kellejian

Joe Kellejian, Marion Dodson, David Roberts, John Osborne

Richard and Jeri Rovsek, Julie Sarno Deborah Carnick, Joyce and Jere Oren

Stella Bolog, Bill Kerlin

Marilyn Tedesco, Linda Satz

Norm and Leslie Zwail

Cynthia Davis, Lisa Lipton, Suart Lipton

Linda and Manley Sarnowsky

Development director Toni Tschann, Sherry Denton

Helene Anderson

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Casa Del Sol — it’s all in the details

Co-listing agent Marcus Canter of Prudential Beverly Hills, Bruce Miller of Prudential Newport Beach, Colisting agent Cristie St. James of Prudential Beverly Hills, listing agent K. Ann Brizolis, Mike Taylor of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe, Vice President Tom Dunlap of Prudential California Realty

The marketing of luxury real estate in Rancho Santa Fe is not just an ordinary affair. According to Prudential California Realty’s Luxury Properties Director K. Ann Brizolis, “The property, the packaging and the exposure all must be of the highest level when introducing a property such as Casa Del Sol to the market.” The $23.9 million Casa Del Sol estate includes four structures, two magnificent outdoor pavilions and approximately eight botanical garden-quality acres. Brizolis recently hosted an elaborate, catered cocktail party for hand-selected real estate agents and brokers with the guest list including those who specialize in the representation of buyers and sellers of luxury properties in

the four Southern California counties of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego. “I was delighted with the response. I invited a close circle of agents from Southern California with whom I have worked over the past 22 years. We had a ‘limo-bus’ transport many of the top agents from Beverly Hills and the west side of Los Angeles to the event. When dealing with the more unique properties, there is a small group of agents who consistently work together. It’s a very powerful network and I am delighted to be a part of it.” For information on Casa Del Sol, contact K. Ann Brizolis at Prudential California Realty, Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-6355 and www.kabrizolis. com. Photos/Rob McKenzie

Craig Biddick, Susan Kazmarek Biddick

Andrea Gilbert and Wendy Durand of Prudential Del Mar East

Laurie McClain of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe, Wesley Early of Prudential Beverly Hills

Larry and Devon Springer of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe

Joleene Cannon of Prudential Fairbanks Ranch, Tom Hardbeck of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe, Julie Feld of Prudential Fairbanks Ranch

Dave Vanderschoot, Monica Sylvester of Willis Allen, Bill Talbott of Sterling Real Estate

Marianne Whyte and Polly Rogers of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe, Clinton Selfridge of Willis Allen Rancho Santa Fe Prudential California Realty President David Cabot, Donna Young of Prudential Orange County, Irene Young of Prudential Del Mar, Nate Postlethwait of The Escrow Firm, Kirk Webster of SURE Real Estate of Del Mar

Prudential California Realty VP of Marketing Mark Johnson, Listing agent K. Ann Brizolis of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe, Prudential California Realty President David Cabot


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Teen Volunteers in Action looks forward to busy October Teen Volunteers in Action, a leadership development and charitable community service organization for young men in grades 7-12, offers a busy schedule for volunteer activities in October. Oct. 9: TVIA eighthgrade boys will help kids receiving medical attention at Rady Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children, where they will entertain, create music, work with kids and decorate for Halloween. Oct. 15: TVIA eighthgrade boys will assist with the plant sale at the San Diego Botanical Garden (formerly Quail Garden), by helping load plants into cars, move plants and assist shoppers and staff as needed. Oct. 16: TVIA boys in grades 11 and 12 will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews in sessions run by adults who will guide the young men in learning how to present themselves positively, engage the interviewer, respond to questions effectively, and highlight their outstanding strengths. This workshop will help students

Artist Uve Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Compositions in Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comes to Re-Gallery in Solana Beach Oct. 14 Re-Gallery will present the first Southern California solo exhibition for visiting Minnesota artist Uve Hamilton. Collecting stones is an exercise in chance, but for Uve it is a treasure hunt filled with a sense of discovery and magic. What once was a childhood hobby has become a form of artistic expression for Uve. Since her childhood along the banks of Lake Carnelian she has been collecting rocks, but over the years those rocks have transcended their earthy beginnings to become Zen-like works of art. She has created hundreds of stone composi-

TVIA members Tim Benirschke (seated) and Chase Pickwell (with tongs) worked the food and concession stand at the Sept. 24 game of the Miracle League which offers baseball to children with disabilities. convey their strengths confidently in interviews for college, internships, scholarships or work. Oct. 22: Operation Facelift is a community housing works effort that has TVIA boys in grades 7-12 doing a home makeover in the Colina Park neighborhood of City Heights, where a dozen homes are being spruced up. TVIA boys will work on one house and provide exterior painting, landscaping and debris removal. The work

makes an immediate, measurable difference in the lives of senior citizens, disabled persons and low-income families. Oct. 23: TVIA boys in grades 7-12 will assist the Solana Beach School District with its popular, annual Halloween Carnival, by staffing booths and helping as needed with carnival activities. Visit

tions, and each deals with the harmony she feels among nature. Her process reflects this harmony. Uve Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibition will be opening at Re-Gallery on Oct. 14 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will run from October 14 through Dec. 1, 2011. Since June 2010, Re-Gallery has been opened for business at 348H S. Cedros Avenue in the Solana Beach Design District. For more information visit

International Relief Teams gala is Oct. 22 San Diego Self Storage announced its host sponsorship of the 18th Annual International Relief Teams (IRT) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gifts of Hope Galaâ&#x20AC;? that will be held on Oct. 22 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina from 6-11 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a special appeal during the gala earmarked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medicines for Children,â&#x20AC;? a special fund that provides medicine for underprivileged children in developing countries. Additional proceeds will be directed toward fulfilling the mission of IRT that includes providing shelter for the homeless, medical training that saves babiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives and transforming the well-being of those less fortunate through surgical procedures for thousands of families worldwide. For more information, call (858) 9090090 or visit Mike Brannon, Bob Fowler and Tony Carr on Tickets to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gifts of Hope Galaâ&#x20AC;? are $155 location during an IRT sponsored rebuilding each along with tables of 10 or 12. Contact project in Mississippi. IRT at 619/284-7979 or visit for additional information. IRT focuses on medical training, surgical outreach, health promotion and disaster relief.


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PET CONNECTION GUINNESS, a stout 1 ½-year-old black terrier blend who weighs 50 pounds. Guinness has white facial hair and a white chest and chocolaty eyes. He is well trained, but has a lot of playful energy and needs a home with an active family. His adoption fee is $295 plus microchip. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered and have up-to-date vaccinations. Each adoptee will be given a CertiďŹ cate for a free night stay at our Club Pet Boarding! Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information call 858-7564117, option #1 or log on to www.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025238 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Pawz n Clawz Grooming Spa b. Paws n Claws Grooming Spa Located at: 6525 Helen Woodward Way, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 630 San Marcos Dr., Solana

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Your Family Matters: Alert/Parent Teacher Conferences BY DR. KEITH KANNER If you are like most parents, either this past week or next week is your first parent-teacher conference of the year. Unlike in middle and high school where such conferences no longer exist unless your child is in serious trouble, the grade school parent-teacher conferences are of vital importance and need to be taken VERY seriously by the parent. This is due to the fact that learning is a developmental task that begins early in a child’s life and is influenced strongly by the efforts of both the elementary school teacher and parent alike. The development of interest in school, reading, organization, academic responsibility and completion of tasks each have their origins in the earliest years of school, something we child psychoanalysts called “critical periods” and how the parent works in conjunction with the teacher’s observations and recommendations for the child will seriously impact and shape the future academic success of that particular child. As we all know, parenting is a full-time job and having some outside help is always refreshing and gives

some breathing time, but parents cannot rely on the teacher to be the only one who is responsible Dr. Keith Kanner for the academic success of a child. This is just not fair and if each parent does not support the efforts and suggestions of each teacher, at each conference, the child will sense the loophole and not necessarily listen to the teacher and subsequently not learn and perform up to that child’s full capacity. This then becomes a personal shortcoming for the child and could later result in lower self-esteem when it comes to academic confidence. Furthermore, the child senses that the important adults in their lives are not on the same page and some children might also feel as though their parents “don’t really care about them” if they do not support the efforts of the well-intended teacher. Many parents think that maturity will somehow kick in and their child will all of a sudden become a



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and teach both our children and us how learning takes place and what needs to be done to best help our children reach their academic potentials. In addition, they see aspects of our children that we do not because we do not go to school with them and typically see them in a learning environment. We all really know that ignorance is truly NOT bliss, and that the most educated people tend to be the most successful, so listen to the teacher and implement what they suggest we do at home to help our children. 3. Learning doesn’t stop at school. Homework is what it is. Working and learning at home. We all loathe it, but there is far too much to learn about the world in a six-hour day at school, so we all need to make the effort to stay focused and get through the task. When we as parents take homework seriously in grade school children and reward the accomplishment of the tasks, most children then habitually adapt to this type of schedule during the middle and high school years and there tends to be less of a battle than otherwise if parents do not enforce the necessity of homework and studying. 4. Mandate a planner. Most grade school teachers try to get their students to write down their assignments in some sort of a planner and also have many of the assignments on-line as a back-up. However, relying on a grade school child to perform these tasks without their parent checking each and everyday is a recipe for disaster. Be sure you tell your child that he or she MUST write down their assignments, due dates, tests, and other required assignments and show them to you everyday! In fact, I always suggest that a typical homework day should go as

follows: 1. A break after school with a good snack and some time for play or exercise. 2. A set homework time where: a) the child has a quiet and distraction-free area with good light; b) they must show you what they have to do that day and what the rest of their week plan will be; c) they must show you that they fully completed the tasks before finishing. Short breaks are fine provided you get them back on track. 3. A reward time after homework is over. When parents demonstrate this type of investment in their child’s homework, the benefits are numerous, there is less fighting over time, and the child’s success builds into self-esteem and a liking for school. 5. Help them when necessary. It is always a good idea to let your child do their work if they truly know how to do it, but most children need help in various areas, most notably organization. Note taking, how to study for a test, how to make and use flash cards for vocabulary words, are not genetically based and are learned. So, do not be afraid to share some of your old study tips that you learned when you were a kid. And, if you are rusty, ask their teacher for some tips. As I read with my 10 year-old, we now write down all of the words she does not know, put them on a 3x5 card with the word on one side and the definition on the other and I keep them in the car so when we are on a long drive, I have her teach me the words and we have fun learning together. 6. Use the next parent-teacher conference as a check point for how both you and your child are doing. I am stressing the point here that homework and studying during the grade school years is a family affair. If WE do our homework, then our children become more capable and independent during the middle school and high school years. This does not mean that we are still not fully invested and overseeing their “job” as a student, but if we invest heavily during grade school, it will pay off for them and us. Dr. Keith Kanner is host/anchor - Your Family Matters WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.

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Apples, Apples, Apples Apple Season is here! Let the Village Market Service Deli do all the work for you. LARGE PINK LADY APPLES 2 LB /$3.00 Stump’s village market is featuring new crop pink lady apples. These apples have a beautiful pink blush and a refreshing sweet, champagne-like taste. Originally developed in Australia - now grown here in the U.S.. A great eating apple! LARGE SIZE JONAGOLD APPLES 2 LB /$3.00 The name of this brilliant golden-red apple reflects its parentage of golden delicious and Jonathan. It has the tart-sweetness of the Jonathan and the juicy crispness & texture of the golden. An American apple developed in the 1940’s! LARGE ROME APPLES 2 LB /$3.00 The Rome beauty is bright red with an aromatic, rich flavor when cooked.

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