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Volume XV, Issue 43

Oct. 20, 2011 Published Weekly

Council discusses use of community center BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Residents are calling the Fletcher Cove Community Center an immaculate oceanfront icon after its $350,000 renovation — and they are also calling on the Solana Beach City Council to bring the facility’s usage to the table.

■ Local author urges youth to reach for their dreams. Page 4

At the Oct. 12 City Council meeting, community members embarked on a formal discussion with council members with no action being taken. Issues mentioned include curfew, frequency of use, noise, parking, security and alcohol consumption. Longtime Solana Beach

resident and active community member Peter House presented a letter composed by himself and about 10 other former council members, leaders and planners. He said donations from those who signed the letter comprise 75 percent of funding for the Fletcher Cove Community Center,

Cheers! South Crossing

which officially reopened to the public on July 1. The goal of the letter, he said, was to promote the responsible use of the center, and the group addressed issues such as noise, curfew and how to put down a deposit on facility usage. The possibility of enforcing valet parking or bussing was


Marybeth Oblon, Eleana Musick, Ivy Gordon and David Oblon enjoyed the “Cheers! South Crossing” event held on South Cedros Avenue Oct. 15. The evening featured jazz, appetizers and tastes from five wineries. See page 13.


In what they cited as a difficult decision, Solana Beach City council members unanimously agreed on Oct. 12 to allow owners of a blufftop residence on Pacific Avenue to fill in five large seacaves on the beach below their home. The seacaves, which stretch three to 19 feet into the bluff, were originally



The Solana Beach City Council granted a one-year project extension to American Assets Trust on Oct. 12, for the 12,947-square-foot Solana Beach Corporate Centre to be built at the southeastern corner of Stevens Avenue and San Rodolfo Drive. The developer cited “poor market conditions” as the reason for the delay, and is continuing to work with architects to address prospective tenant feedback for an alternative building design. The extension is the developer’s second and final exten-

sion as allowed by the City. The project, which was approved by the council in 2008, will have 781 parking spaces and offer both office and retail space. The single story structure will be no more than 45 feet in height, except for one elevator enclosure, which will be 51 feet above the finished floor level. American Assets owns several other Solana Beach commercial properties, including Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, Solana Beach Towne Center and the recently purchased former trailer park land located on S. Highway 101 and Dahlia Drive, which sold for nearly $7 million.


Solana Beach approves concrete cave infills

■ North County a sweet spot for chocolatiers. Page B1


Extension granted on Corporate Centre BY CLAIRE HARLIN

■ Ambitious young dancer steps it up on ‘The X Factor.’ Page 10

brought up to accommodate the lack of adequate parking in the area surrounding the community center. He suggested a 9 p.m. curfew, which several people, including Councilman Dave Roberts, said was too early. A handful suggested

filled in 1991. The applicant, the Bannasch Family Trust, said direct wave attack has eroded the bluff further, endangering both the home and beachgoers who might wander into the caves. The caves will be filled with concrete that is colored to match the bluff, and the infills will be keyed into the rock.


Special Halloween Carnival back to benefit SB schools Come see future artists, scientists, and physical specialists dressed in their most creative costumes at a tradition of 30- plus years fall fundraiser known as the Halloween Carnival. Proceeds from the Oct. 23 event benefit the children’s enrichment programs at both Solana Vista and Skyline Elementary Schools. The enrichment programs are referred to in the school curriculum as “wheel.” “Wheel” includes art, physical education, science and technology, subjects no longer available at some schools statewide. Teachers’ salaries and the supporting materials needed is an ongoing yearly chalRachel Jackson, Taylor Knutzen and Ally lenge. Solana Beach Foundation for LearnPerlman at last year’s carnival. SEE CARNIVAL, PAGE 6 Photo/Jeanne Ferris

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Upcoming SB Holiday Arts and Crafts Boutique evolved from a rich history BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor In 1953, a group of civic-minded women gathered together to create handmade crafts at each others’ homes. Available for sale during their Christmas Gift Sale and Tea, their homemade decorations and gift items benefited the newly formed Solana Beach Women’s Club and brought together community members in a festive atmosphere. The ladies wore elegant dresses, stylish hats and matching gloves, and the crafts sale was a formal affair. Today, ladies from the now-named Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society (SBC&HS) wear green aprons as they sell their homemade crafts and baked goods in a much more relaxed setting. But their intent is still the same as their 1950s counterparts: raising funds for their organization and having fun doing it. This year the SBC&HS will hold its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Colonia

Community Center. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. “The society’s Arts and Crafts Committee has created a modern equivalent of the old sit-around-the-table quilting bee,” said Carol Childs, president. “Its monthly meetings provide conviviality, the joy of creating handmade objects, and the satisfaction of knowing that the proceeds of these efforts are helping to continually improve our community.” Pam Dalton, committee co-chair with Phyllis Schwartzlose, has delved into the history of the society’s crafts boutiques over the past 58 years, poring over old newspaper clippings pasted into scrapbooks held in the care of Nancy Gottfredson, society archivist. Dalton interviewed Gottfredson and Schwartzlose, both longtime crafters, to get their first-hand recollections and has pieced together an interesting timeline of past boutiques. Her findings have been written up in an article that will appear in

Preparing for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Boutique the upcoming society newsletter. The craft boutique has evolved through many interpretations over the past 53 years. It has been formerly known as Christmas Magic, Santa’s Shoppe, Bake and Boutique, and Santa’s Forest Boutique, noted Dalton. Items for sale in the 1960s included wind chimes made from glass bottles, piggy banks made from Purex bottles, and Santa faces crafted from baby food jars. Door prizes were offered including a

shampoo and wave, and a honeymooners’ breakfast set. In 1968, gourmet foods prepared by members were featured in that year’s Bake and Boutique, a two-day event held outside two locations: the Mayfair Market – long since gone – and the Plaza of the Four Flags, now the Vons shopping center. Homemade jams were a specialty and shoppers could purchase a copy of Coastal Cookery, a fundraising cook book that contained delicious home spun

recipes. An ambitious change took place in 1976 when the annual Christmas Sale became The Holiday Home Tour. “For this event, four or five local homes were lavishly decorated for the holidays by Bullocks, Robinson, and other department stores. For the cost of a $7 ticket shoppers could enjoy touring these lovely homes and perusing homemade crafts at one home, food items at a second home, and refreshments at another. Homes were named according to their specialty, such as the Gourmet House, the Artist House, and the Tea House,” Dalton wrote. There was much excitement in the 1980s when one home tour included The Bachelor Pad and another, the home of President Ford’s son, Jack. By 1990, the Women’s Civic Club had become the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, and the Holiday Bazaar returned to a sales event based at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. Last year the newly

named Holiday Arts and Crafts Boutique was moved to the La Colonia Community Center in Eden Gardens where it returns this year. Available for sale are holiday decorations, wearable art, potted plant arrangements, children’s toys, hand-turned wooden bowls, food items, gifts, jewelry and more. There will be a silent auction for popular one-of-a-kind items and a gift-bag prize drawing every 30 minutes. In the patio area will be the Coffee Café, created by society member Mary Berend, serving free coffee and a place to visit with friends and neighbors. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Boutique will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075. For those interested in joining the Arts and Crafts Committee the society welcomes crafters of all levels. Membership in the society is not required. Contact Pam Dalton at 858-755-8574 for more information.




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Jayne Haines wrote the book ‘Cry for the Moon.’ School. An avid trail rider, she rides her horse, Fashion, through Carmel Valley’s “beautiful back country” three to four times a week with her riding partner Mika Roberts. As she worked as an advertising copywriter, one of her clients was Pardee Homes and she used her riding experience to sell prospective home buyers on the beautiful surroundings. Haines also wrote feature articles for Young Rider magazine. As she traveled around to equestrian events, she thought more and more about her youth as a vaulter and knew one day she’d like to write a piece of fiction about the sport from a teenage perspective. She was encouraged to take on the task after entering and winning several chapter book and poetry contests. “I thought, well, ‘Maybe I can do this’,” Haines said. Haines received a lot of support for her book from her writing group. She and fellow writers Beth Brust, Stacey Goldblatt and John

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ing, in alliance with Solana Vista and Skyline Elementary Schools, will host this ‘FUN’tastic event on Oct. 23 at Solana Vista. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. at 780 Santa Victoria. This year’s co-chairs, Michelle Becker and Halle Schilling, have stepped up to the volunteer plate and are hopeful for an excellent turn out. “We will be having the American Family Martial Arts demo team at 12 p.m. and the All-Star Dance Academy troupe performing at 1 p.m.,” says Becker. “And, as always, there will be a professional live disc jockey to rock the house. The costume contest is from 12 p.m. through 1:30 p.m. and winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. with prizes.” Bring your grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and even the neighbor’s kids (but please, leave your dogs at home). Support the schools by purchasing raffle tickets of

10 p.m. would be a good curfew. House said he looked into a number of other cities to see how they handle alcohol usage at community centers and Solana Beach is “by far the most restrictive.” He suggested allowing beer and wine, having security present and limiting drinking to inside the building. However, some residents and council members were concerned that La Colonia Community Center does not allow alcohol, and the two centers should be congruent in regard to what they allow. Mayor Lesa Heebner pointed out that many events at La Colonia are geared toward children, which could be the reason for the alcohol ban. She suggesting classifying certain events as “adult events.” Resident Jim Nelson came before the council with “a passion plea” to permit social events at the center, and said a 10 p.m. curfew is acceptable. “I strongly encourage you to get maximum use of that facility,” he said, adding that painting classes in the past have in inadvertently “trashed” the building and should be closely monitored.

Kerry and Mark Perlman. Photo/ Jeanne Ferris more than 200 prizes and loyal food vendors such as Tony’s Jacal, Pick Up Stix, Caffe La Bocca, Chief’s, Fish Market, Pizza Nova, California Pizza Kitchen, homemade tamales, and the everdelicious home goods bake sale will be available for purchase and consumption.

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Silent auction is always a surprise of donated recreational lessons from horse parks, golf courses, surf schools, art studios and retail merchants like Embellishments, Fairen Del, TRE, David Alan Collection and, in addition, a home-cooked dinner with eight heroes, the community’s own Solana Beach firemen. Donated time for themed outings by teachers and principals make for a lifetime memory and prized photographs. A year-round personalized reserved parking space at both schools is also a hot item, along with reserved parking spaces and front row seats for the beloved 3rd grade play at Solana Vista, the talent show and 6th grade graduation ceremony at Skyline. Games include favor-

Oct 21st 5:00 p.m. Changing the Face of Aging 5:30 p.m. Coffee Talk in Del Mar: Lutz & Kira 6:00 p.m. Classic Movie “Blackmail” Oct 22nd 5:30 p.m. Coffee Talk in Del Mar: Freeburn, Parker & Posey 6:00 p.m. Primetime with Jan Sutherland (concert) 6:30 p.m. Strings at the Stratford (concert) Oct 23rd 7:30 p.m. Del Mar Voices with Al Tarkington 8:00 p.m. Showjumping Unplugged (equestria Oct 24th 5:00 p.m. Save IT For Me (environmental) 5:30 p.m. SAR: Volunteers to the Rescue

ites such as the pumpkin game, cake walk, dunk tank, face painting, giant inflatable slides, “Go Fish,” Duck pond and the Haunted House put on by the 6th graders and the energetic Mrs. Harrah, a 6th grade teacher. “I like the bungee jump because it is fun and you get to do flips. Haunted House is cool too,” says Alex Baum, a 3rd grader. “The Beanie Baby Booth is also my favorite because I get stuffed animals!” Please view the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning website www.sbfl. org for volunteer and donation opportunities to help maintain the legacy and standards of excellence in the school district. – Jeanne Ferris

6:00 p.m. Del Mar City Council Village Revitalization Workshop (replay 10/20/11) Oct 25th 9:00 p.m. Capoeira Abada: The Fighting Dance 10:00 p.m. Carlsbad Library Hour: Human Revolution 11:00 p.m. Late Classic Movie “T-Men” Oct 26th 3:00 p.m. The Garage (woodwork/ furniture) 3:30 p.m. Producers’ Showcase: Healthy Family Lifestyles Oct 27th 8:00 p.m. Producers’ Showcase: Acupuncture – Getting to the Point 8:30 p.m. Dinner with Friends (cooking)

CAVE continued from page 1 According to GeoPacifica, an Oceanside-based erosion control services company acting as the City’s third party geotechnical reviewer, the site is in imminent danger of collapse. The California Coastal Commission has also mandated the maintenance of the seacaves. The property is deed restricted from having a seawall and the applicant stated there will be no new development at the site. But Surfrider Beach Preservation coordinator Jim Jaffee, a Solana Beach resident, brought up the “magnitude” of the infills and asked the question: “When does an infill become a seawall and when does a maintenance project turn into a new development?” Jaffee pointed out that erosion can be a positive thing, leaving rock and reef formations and expanding the beach. Such maintenance as seawalls prevents these natural assets, he said. “When they collapse you get beautiful things like Whale Rock that we all like to look at,” he said. “It got there because of bluff erosion.” Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner said Jaffee

“The paint got not only on the tables and chairs but the floors and the blinds,” he said. “And these weren’t malicious people; they were Solana Beach residents.” Heebner said the theme of the facility needs to be: “no footprint.” Councilman Thomas Campbell said he hopes to see the center be used exclusively by Solana Beach residents and organizations. Councilman Joe Killegian also brought up the issue of whether the City would permit use of the center for commercial purposes. Longtime resident Ed Siegel, who hosts weekly singa-longs at the community center, thanked the council for the renovations and suggested the facility can be more marketable if dimmers were put on the lights. Mike Nichols said one big event per day seems to be fitting for the facility. How caterers operate also needs to be explored further, he said, because the inside design of the building doesn’t seem to support catering. Carol Childs, president of the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, said the facility is an asset that should “with open arms welcome the community and start creating again the rich heritage that it has had for 60-70 years in the past.”

brought up good points and that she understands both sides of the issue. “If we didn’t do the infills, then at what point would it become an emergency?” she said, adding that an emergency situation may call for a seawall, a measure that would have to face the Coastal Commission. “This is a hard one for many of us up here.” Councilman David Roberts said he is sympathetic with both sides, but there is a requirement by the Coastal Commission to maintain the site that has to be met. Councilman Mike Nichols said it is unarguable that there is a danger presented by the condition of the bluff. David Winkler, who lives atop the bluff next to the applicant, said there have been several instances of death from bluff collapse in San Diego, and he’s concerned about safety. “My very own granddaughter and a friend of hers went into that deep cave at the south end of the Bannasch property on Oct. 1,” he said. “I went after them screaming at them to get out of there, envisioning that bluff coming down on them.”


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Del Mar council considers car charging stations Prince Harry visits Del Mar, Solana Beach BY CLAIRE HARLIN



Around 11 p.m. on Oct. 15 when men approached Jimmy O’s manager Billy Daniels to let him know a “high-profile diplomat of foreign importance� would be coming to his Del Mar sports bar, he had no clue who it could be. The “handlers,� as he described them, said the special guest had one request — that Daniels order the New Zealand versus Australia World Cup Rugby game, which would be televised around 1 a.m. in the United States. “I thought it might have been some Congresswoman or foreign minister,� said Daniels. “We had no idea who it was, but we still went out of our way to accommodate the group before they got here.� It wasn’t until a few minutes before arrival that Daniels found out his guest was none other than Prince Harry, who had caught a hip-hop and jazz show at the Belly Up in Solana Beach earlier in the night. The 27-year-old prince, an Army captain, is in town for several weeks while attending an Apache helicopter training course at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Calif. The prince’s group of 10 arrived at Jimmy O’s, located at 225 15th St., just about the time bar-goers were leaving and just in time to enjoy the game with the venue to themselves. “He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met,� said Daniels, adding that the prince made a point to introduce himself to every member of the staff. “I’d love to let him know how much the staff enjoyed him and we’d love to have him back.� Daniels said he served bottled water and street tacos to the group, which seemed to include about three security guards that stood back and silently watched over the afterhours gathering. Earlier that night in the Cedros Design District, Harry could be found grooving to an all-local sold-out show at the Belly Up, featuring hip-hop group Vokab Kompany, jazz saxophonist Karl Denson and members of Slightly Stoopid. Someone from the royal group called the music venue around 6 p.m. to set up the reservation, said Belly Up spokeswoman Meryl Klemow, and the prince’s party arrived around 8:45 p.m. Klemow said she has met music legends such as Doborah Harry and Ludacris at the venue, but nothing compares to getting to meet and converse with Prince Harry. “The family he represents and the life experiences he’s had and the fact that his grandmother is on currency in another part of he world,� she said. “It’s a big treat.� She said she took a tequila shot with the prince and gave him a Belly Up hat, which he very graciously accepted. While a few girls tried to wander into the group’s VIP area near the stage, for the most part, Klemow said, gawking was minimal. Wearing a blue plaid shirt and a baseball cap, the prince blended into the crowd, and Klemow said his humble demeanor didn’t attract too much attention. “That what’s so cool about the Belly Up,� she said.�Some people knew but nobody was hounding him. Everyone just enjoyed the night and the show carried on.�

Implementing electric vehicle charging stations is something the Del Mar City Council is considering, but no action has been taken at this time. In July, the council received a presentation from the Sustainability Advisory Board about an opportunity to get funding to install charging stations through ECOtality, Inc., an Arizona-based company. Since then, city staff explored possible locations and came up with three: the 21st Street pump station, the new 17th street Beach Safety Center and the existing Del Mar TV Studio. The stations would charge a minimum rate of $2 per hour and the City would split profits with ECOtality. The company offers a credit of $2,500 per unit, but after

Solana Beach mayor decides not to run for Supervisor seat BY CLAIRE HARLIN Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner announced on Oct. 17 that she has made the difficult decision not to pursue Pam Slater-Price’s District 3 County Supervisor seat. She had said she was considering the move after getting Slater-Price’s blessing, but had a change of heart after her husband, Don, had a bad accident over the weekend while out in the desert with their godson, Jaxon. Don is in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of California, San Diego Burn Center awaiting at least two surgeries. The extent of his burns are still being evaluated, Heebnber said. “We have a long road of healing ahead of us and he is my first priority,� she said. Heebner said there were some other reasons not to embark on the “uphill battle� — one that could cost her the council seat since the offices open up at the same time. On another personal level, the needs are growing for the care of her 95-year-old mother. “On a professional level, there is still work I want to see done in my beloved Solana Beach,� she said, citing the North County Transit District Train Station development, the General Plan update and Highway 101 renovation, including the subsequent development that is anticipated to come with that. She also said “the stark realities of the numbers in this district are not very encouraging for a registered Democrat. “Even though this is supposed to be a non-partisan race, we know it will turn partisan,� she said, “and probably ugly.�


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A two-for-one opportunity—a flu shot while visiting with friends and neighbors—is being offered by Del Mar Community Connections on Oct. 26. The clinic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Del Mar City Hall Annex. The inoculations are free with Medicare B cards; the charge otherwise is $30. No appointments are necessary. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Emerson at 858 755-6040 after Oct. 13.

Interested in making jewelry from your old or broken jewelry pieces? How about designing your own holiday card using water colors, or making your own holiday photo cards using Photoshop? On Thursday evening, Nov. 3, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., these three workshops will be offered by the visual arts teachers from Torrey Pines High School. Classes are open to ages 16 to adult. The price for each class, materials included is $50, and will be held in the Visual Arts Department building on the campus. All proceeds from these workshops will go to the TPHS Visual Arts Department. For more information and to sign up visit by Oct. 27.



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DM finance intern recognized for heroic act New series begins on Del Mar TV BY CLAIRE HARLIN Jason Julaton, 34, has been an intern in the City of Del Mar Finance Department since 2010, but he was recognized on Oct. 17 by the City Council for being of service to the community in a different way — one that involved risking his own life. Mayor Don Mosier proclaimed Oct. 17, 2011 as “Jason Julaton Day,” after Julaton intervened in a Sept. 14 violent assault against a bus passenger Jason Julaton and a Sheriff’s official who responded to the call. At about 8 p.m., officials dispatched report of a battery on a North County Transit bus in Encinitas and Sheriff’s Deputy Michele Vars responded to find the suspect, who had intentionally struck another passenger in the head with the buckle end of a belt, causing serious laceration, according to a report. As Vars attempted to handcuff the suspect, he resisted and “violently punched and kicked Deputy Vars in an attempt to escape. At one point, the suspect attempted to grad Deputy Vars’ holstered gun,” according to the report. Fearing for Vars’ safety, Julaton helped restrain the suspect enough to prevent and block some of the violent punches and kicks, allowing Vars to access her Taser

and gain control of the suspect. “This incident was recorded on surveillance video and it is clear that Mr. Julaton bravely put himself at risk for serious injury while assisting Deputy Vars,” read Mosier before the council. “While Deputy Vars was injured during the struggle, her injuries would have been undoubtedly worse if it wasn’t for the quick thinking, intervention and bravery of Jason Julaton.” Julaton accepted hugs from a number of officers and community members. “What I did was just one moment,” he said. “Our firefighters and police officers do this every day.” Julaton is a graduate of California State University of San Marcos.

Dinner at Your House? That question is answered with a new series on Del Mar TV. Hosted by Sunana Batra and Jeff Pistana, the program combines Sunana’s love of cooking and Jeff’s curiosity of art and unique architecture and takes the viewer on a journey to discover east Indian-style recipes and local interesting homeowners. The first episode features local residents Jim and Judy Woodhead, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were thrilled to share their home and partake in some great- tasting cuisine. Their grandson Theo Russell joined in the cooking and discovered Indian cooking can be fun and tasty. The second episode fea-

Judy Woodhead and grandson Theo Russell get some tips on Indian cooking techniques by host Sunana Batra in a new video series airing on Del Mar TV Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.

tures local artist Tena Navarette and her home that Frank Lloyd Wright designed. This episode will start airing in November. Jeff and Tena discuss the inspiration behind some of her abstract artwork, while Sunana prepares another great dish that you can almost smell. Tune in Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Check out the Del Mar TV schedule for other airdates at It streams at the same time on the website.

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Local resident pursues passion for dance on ‘The X Factor’ studio so much that we became like brothers and sisters. Dancing is the type of thing that allows you to become family with the people around you,” said Clark. Clark pushed himself one step ahead of executing perfect routines, as he used his developed style to choreograph them, as well. “Choreography is a skill I had to develop over time. At first I had to learn the basics of dance, but when I became more experienced my creative side began to come into play. But there is no such thing as hitting a peak, you’re never done learning,” said Clark. However, he does mark the summer of 2010 as the zenith of his dancing success thus far. Last year, at the Hip Hop International Competition in Las Vegas, “Trudefinition” decided to use his choreography to Lady Gaga’s “Speechless” for the closing piece. During the U.S preliminary round, the team finished fourth. However, “Tru-definiton” made an unlikely comeback in the U.S finals by winning second place and beating out their older Studio 429 counterparts. He used his choreography skills to not only teach his own team, but also to land a job with So-Cal Dance Studio, teaching in-

Tanner Clark termediate hip-hop classes. He has also taught the Cathedral Catholic High School Dance Team several routines. Transitioning to this careerorientated form of dance, Clark decided to leave Studio 429 this year. “I decided that I wanted to pursue dance as my career and make the industry my life. I want to become more rounded as a dancer. I started to get used to the style from the studio, and now I’m determined to branch out. I’m now taking all my classes online

and am fully committed to dance,” revealed Clark. His journey to a professional dancing career began out at sea, when he embarked on a dancing cruise to the Bahamas called “Monsters of Hip Hop.” On the cruise, the dancers tanned during the day, but when the clock struck 7 p.m. they attended dance classes instructed by Britney Spears’ and Justin Timberlake’s choreographer Kevin Maher and “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Marty Kudelka. Kevin Maher recognized Clark’s talent during classes and immediately set him up for auditions in L.A. Within only a few months, Clark was signed by Clear Talent Group, an L.A.-based agency, and was being managed by Brian Friedman, one of Britney Spears’ choreographers and the executive producer of “The X Factor.” Friedman signed Clark up for “The X Factor” background dancer auditions. He and 60 other potential dancers were given 30 minutes to learn a routine before they had to perform in front of five Hollywood producers. Clark had to undergo numerous nerveracking callbacks, but each time the candidates lined up to hear the results, Clark’s number was called until he was finally given

the position. Due to this two-and-a-halfmonth job, where he will be dancing in front of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, he must be on call every day and be prepared to learn as many as six pieces, only two days before taping the show. Stepping up his dedication to the next level, this month he packed his bags and moved from Rancho Santa Fe to his new address in North Hollywood. Clark is a former Canyon Crest Academy student and will now be taking high school classes online. “If there’s something you can’t go a day without thinking about, you have to pursue that with your every ability. You have to give everything you have and strive for what you want to do,” said Clark. With his limitless ambition and unyielding drive, Clark plans to dance his way up to the top, step by step. “I haven’t had a lot of power in my life. I feel like I have been restricted in some ways and I should be heard. Fame is not a bad word. It is something to strive for. You have to work for it and commit yourself to every aspect of it and that is what I’m going to do,” said Clark.

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BY MEGAN MCVAY Young ambition is about focusing on a goal and not stopping until you reach it. It is about persevering through pain and through failure. It is about dedication, precision and indomitable will. But for 16-year-old, Tanner Clark, it was much more than that. Clark’s career as a signed dancer and a background dancer on “The X Factor” television show began three years ago when his father bought him a gift card to a dance studio. Reluctant to take a class, Clark stepped into Studio 429 months later, completely unaware of his dancing abilities. Soon, the session he deemed to be a one-time experiment evolved into his lifestyle. He began to take weekly break-dancing and hip-hop classes. As he showcased his impressive work ethic and his original dancing style, his instructors took notes and within his first year he was drafted into the studio’s invite-only competition team called “Tru-definition.” Around the same time he was invited to participate in the studio’s production team — and the weekly 18 hours of training that accompanied being a part of two competitive teams. “I was around everyone at the


October 20, 2011

Local researchers tackle breast cancer BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 230,480 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. After increasing for more than two decades, female breast cancer incidence rates decreased by about 2 percent per year from 1999 to 2005. But, given that each year about 39,520 die from breast cancer clearly more needs to be done. Here are highlights of just a few of the ongoing research efforts in Torrey Pines Mesa toward improved diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment wellness for breast cancer patients. Using optical imaging Millions of women over 40 undergo x-ray mammography each year in an effort to detect breast cancer in its early stage, when it is often most treatable. However, traditional mammography involves exposure to radiation and produces poor diagnostic accuracy, resulting in a high rate of false positive diagnoses. UCSD bioengineering grad student Carolyn Schutt and her lab mates Michael Benchimol and Mark Hsu are working on a method to use highly-sensitive light imaging and focused light therapies deep inside the body that will help detect and treat breast cancer more effectively. Known as optical fluorescence imaging, the method could one day offer a safer, less expensive, and more accurate visualization of whether a tumor is present (

Non-surgical approaches The “sentinel lymph node” is routinely removed and dissected to determine the likelihood that the cancer has spread beyond the breast. However, identifying the correct lymph node to remove is not straightforward. Andrew Goodwin, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Nanoengineering in the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering is studying the use of novel microbubbles with fluorescent outer shells to mark the sentinel lymph node. The approach involves using ultrasound — high-frequency sound waves used in medical imaging applications — to detect the gas-filled microbubbles injected into a tumor. Once the lymph nodes have been imaged, the radiologist will turn up the power of the ultrasound beam in the area surrounding the sentinel lymph node. This will burst the microbubbles and release non-toxic fluorescent polymer that is designed to stick specifically in the lymph nodes, allowing for a more accurate dissection surgery ( gzSSsK). Changing cancer cells There is growing evidence that some tumors originate from stem cells, which keep proliferating to make more stem cells and give rise to more cancer cells. Robert Oshima, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Institute are looking for drugs that force these cancer stem cells to differentiation. This way, the cells settle down and become a specific cell type that can no longer replicate. This is a

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Skyline sixth-graders raise funds to build homes for families in need BY MEGAN MCVAY Intern It has been said that children are the light of the world. For two families living in Colonia Cumbres, Mexico, the sixth grade students at Skyline Elementary School truly are the light of their world. In September, three sixth grade classes joined together in hopes of raising enough money to build two houses in Colonia Cumbres through the Casas de Luz Foundation. Within a month, the students have already raised the $4,000 needed to rebuild one windowless house and fill a family’s life, and home, with light. The idea for the Skyline Casas De Luz Project sparked last spring when Sara Appleton-Knapp began talking to several teachers about the prospect after her successful house-building trip with her daughter, Carolyn, in 2008. “At Skyline, it’s a pretty strong tradition for classes to take on a service project and raise money, especially fifth and sixth grade classes who have a lot more skills to apply,” said AppletonKnapp. This fall, with the sup-

port of three sixth grade teachers, Teri Harrah, Jackie Durward, Cathie Schroeder, and several mothers from each class, including Sara Appleton-Knapp and Caty Hanson, this class project came into light. “A speaker from UCSD first came to the school to explain why there is a need for these homes. He explained to the 75 kids involved how just an hour away there are people with an entirely different economic situation from their own,” Appleton-Knapp said. A committee of about 10 to 12 highly involved girls began to meet at lunch to brainstorm fundraising ideas, make flyers, write informative letters to friends and even plan the early stages of a website. Motivated by the cause, kids also took the project into their own hands by setting up fundraisers outside of school, such as bake sales at soccer fields, Fletcher Cove and the Child Development Center, some of which brought in as much as $300. “Some of the kids had a bake sale at the CDC and stood in the sun for four hours selling coffee and

muffins. It’s pretty amazing that they are doing all this work for someone they don’t even know,” said Appleton-Knapp. Despite their many successful bake sales, the classes’ most lucrative event was a walk-a-thon held on Sept. 22, an idea suggested at the first committee meeting. The committee decided that the three classes would host a walk-a-thon on the Skyline field where all 75 kids would walk, or run, around the track for an hour straight. Additionally, the kids crafted big signs and made lemonade for their parents, who attended the event for moral support. Weeks prior to the event, the sixth graders asked friends, neighbors and family members to sponsor them per lap and, as a result, the one-hour event brought in $4,387, more than enough money to build one house in the Colonia Cumbres community. After their first major event, the kids are already more than halfway to their ultimate goal of raising $8,000. However, building two houses is not all the students are seeking to accomplish. The sixth graders are

The Casas de Luz Project Executive Committee: back row, from left, Jocelyn Sayin, Kristyn Stewart, Carolyn Knapp, Reese Billington, Lauren Cassiano and Kayleigh Kornher; and front row, Emma Polidori, Jessica Wright, Rileigh Sullivan, Alexis Edwards, Barbara Hermann and Daniela Burrows also focused on building an ongoing relationship with the families of Colonia Cumbres. They have collected backpacks, schoolsupplies, toilet paper and clothes for the community. Through their charitable contributions, the sixth graders have gained knowledge and applicable life skills, also an underlying goal of the class project. “They have learned to brainstorm effective fund-raising strategies and have also learned that they must be precise in their ability to talk about the issue to others,” said Caty Hanson. The girls of the committee reveal that one of the biggest challenges they have had to overcome is dealing with the rejections of


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San Diego County Supervisorial District Three candidate Steve Danon met with residents in Del Mar Village Oct. 8, on the corner of 15th and Camino Del Mar, over a twohour period listening to their concerns and discussing his plans for reforms at the County of San Diego. “I had discussions with many people and I really appreciated their input,” Danon said. “Some of our conversations were very humbling as residents shared their concerns over our economy and the continuing lack of good-paying jobs in San Diego County.” Del Mar Village is the one of many stops on his “Neighborhood Listening and Speaking Tour” throughout District Three. To learn more about the Danon campaign, visit his website at www.SteveDanon. com or call him at (858) 395-2133.

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Entrepreneur focuses on philanthropy and volunteering to improve environment, help kids and comfort the dying BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor You never heard of Inwood? That’s OK. Many bornand-bred New Yorkers never heard of it either. It’s a working class neighborhood which at one time was predominantly Jewish and Irish located on the northernmost tip of Manhattan Island, way up there, where subway trains emerge from out of their dark, grungy tunnels into the open air to rattle and sway along on elevated overhead tracks and make a heck of a furniture-shuddering racket for people living in tenements close by. Talk about intelligent land use. That’s where, in one of those one-bedroom tenement apartments, Larry Marcus, Del Mar philanthropist, community volunteer and former co-owner of 10 TV stations and 34 radio stations, grew up. “It was a tough neighborhood,” he recalls. “On the other side of the tracks. Literally. I had the elevated subway right out-

side of my window. “You’d have a conversation and in the middle of it (pause), you’d stop — and you’d wait for the train to go by and then you’d pick right where you left off in the same tone of voice.” We interviewed Marcus in his modern, contemporary California-style home with a view of the ocean instead of a view the New York ‘El’. At 62, Marcus is a compact 5-foot-7 guy, who looks like he benefits well from having a gym in his converted garage and weight-lifting workouts weekly at a local gym. People often tell him he looks like the actor/comedian Mel Brooks, which is OK, but when he was younger, they used to tell him he looked like Burt Reynolds, which was even more OK. Marcus speaks with a no-nonsense New York accent tempered by having lived and worked for 25 years in St. Louis, Missouri. In New York, his father worked as an opti-

cian. “He made eyeglasses. A blue-collar guy, member of the union. Went to work every day. Got his hands dirty.” Marcus had thoughts of becoming a mathematician when he first entered City College in uptown Manhattan. “My head works that way. Then I realized that there were a lot of people smarter than I in this area and that I wasn’t going to excel; so I moved over to the business school and went for applied mathematics, statistics, economics, and things like that.” He concluded his real talent lay somewhere in the entrepreneurial area. “I had worked all through junior high, high school, college. I always had a job. I had two newspaper routes. I delivered The New York Post in the afternoon and in high school, I was The New York Times marketing representative for my high school. I worked in the library after school. In college, I worked down on Wall Street. I started off as a junior accountant at an

import/export firm and rose up the ranks until I was a controller on a parttime basis as a senior. “I was always trying to find a better way to do things,” he said. “Problem solve. To make myself more independent.” Asked his opinion on the current Wall Street protest, he said: “You know, it’s a shame that everybody is trying to ascribe messaging for who they are. I was a child of the ’60s during the protest era of the ’60s and I’m sure for them [the young who are currently protesting] there is just a general discontent with the system. That’s what they are expressing. I understand it. I can relate to it. “It’s our responsibility — as the people who are running the system — to give them a better system, to help them find a way into the system. We’ve done a good job of breaking our system. “Non-partisan, no blame assigned. We’re running deficits. We’re borrowing money. We’re not living within our means as a country. We’re making short-sighted decisions, instead of long-term decisions for the health of our future. So I think it’s incumbent upon us to really make some changes in that area. And I think they are that voice.” After earning his undergraduate degree in business administration followed by a master’s at night in computer science from Baruch College of Business, City University of New York, Marcus joined the Washington Post Company, thinking they would assign him to work as a computer analyst. Instead, they placed

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Breast Cancer stories: Surviving breast cancer with help from family and friends Editor’s note: As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this newspaper is sharing several stories throughout the month about people who have survived the disease, as well as those working to improve their odds. Today we profile Shelly Van der Linden and Ellen Wityak. Was there one person/thing/routine that served as your rock during this time? My family served as my rock, my husband and my kids. I went skiing after every chemo, that’s what I had to look forward to. How did this diagnosis impact your finances? Did you have any insurance struggles? Yes I did (have insurance struggles) because it was quite a bit out of pocket. I had good insurance but it didn’t cover everything. We were able to work it out after months of paying it off. Did this diagnosis impact your work? Yes I quit working. I was running a chain of show stores and I stopped work during that year. Right after I was done with treatment I opened Pretty Please. Is there anything about this experience that you want people to know? You have to be your own doctor, don’t put all your faith in one doctor. Get all of your own medical records so when you go to different specialists you have your own binder full. Don’t rely on one doctor’s opinion to determine the course of your treatment. Also, you can’t just sit around and feel sick. You do feel sick but you have to have a positive focus and stay busy. Don’t sit around and wallow about how awful you feel, it won’t help you get better.

A conversation with Shelly Van der Linden:

Shelly Van der Linden beat cancer and was determined to accomplish a lifelong dream of owning her own clothing boutique. She Shelly Van der opened up Pretty Linden Please in Del Mar Highlands Town Center and five years later she is getting ready to open her sixth and seventh Pretty Please shops in Carmel Mountain Ranch and Coronado. Earlier this year, she opened Daisy Blue next door to Pretty Please in the Highlands. In support of breast cancer awareness month in October, Pretty Please customers can receive 20 percent off one regularly priced item and proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Pretty Please has locations in Carmel Valley, Hillcrest, Carlsbad, Glendale and Scottsdale in Arizona. When were you diagnosed and what type of diagnosis did you receive? I was diagnosed in October 2006 with stage 2 breast cancer. What type of treatment did you receive? I had a double mastectomy and eight rounds of chemo.

Next Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar meeting is Oct. 22 The Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar will meet Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1-3 p.m. Master Gardener Charlotte Getz will discuss “Fall and Winter Blooming Plants.” Guests welcome. Call (858) 259-9054 for the meeting location.

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A conversation with Ellen Wityak: 1. When were you diagnosed?

my with the start of reconstruction.

3.) Was there any one person/ thing/routine that served as 2.) What type of treatEllen Wityak your rock ment did you receive? during this After going to two breast surgeons it was decid- time? If so, please describe.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2010. It was a 1 cm invasive carcinoma. It was a grade 3 cancer, which means it was very aggressive.

ed that a lumpectomy would be best. I was referred to an oncologist and she decided to do an Onco DX test on the tumor and send it was further pathology. It was originally thought to be Estrogen positive but the original pathology was wrong and as it turned out it was triple negative. While we were waiting for the Onco DX test, I was referred to a genetic counselor and she determined that I should do the testing. It came back that I was BRCA 1 positive. My oncologist decided that since the Onco DX test came back off the chart for reoccurrence and the grade 3 of my tumor that I needed eight rounds of chemo. After the eight rounds of chemo, I decided to have my ovaries and tubes removed. I then decided to go back for a double mastecto-

It was been a very long year but I was very fortunate that no lymph nodes where effected. My 15-year-old daughter and my husband were my rocks during this entire process. I also have two support groups that were extremely helpful during this entire process, as well. One support group is for breast cancer patients/survivors and the other is for all different types of cancer patients/survivors. 4.) How did this diagnosis impact your finances? Did you have any insurance struggles?

So far, my insurance has been very good and I have had to pay for deductibles and co-payments, but so far it has been working for us. It is very expensive but thank goodness for this insurance. I feel so lucky to be alive and I feel that I am cancer free at this time. It has been so much to go through but with only being 51 years old, I felt

I needed to do the extra surgeries because of being triple negative (meaning there was no medicine I can take to fend off another bout with breast cancer) and the fact that I was BRCA 1 positive and the high rate of reoccurrence that the Onco test determined. 5.) Did this diagnosis impact your work? If so, how?

I had taken a leave from my job as a guidance aide with the Encinitas School District which I have been doing for eight years, the entire time I was under going chemo and went back to work after my double mastectomy/the start of reconstruction. I am still going through the reconstruction process and it will continue until almost December 2011. 6.) Is there anything about this experience you want people to know, that they may not know or is not commonly known?

I am looking forward to getting back to my exercise routine of spinning, weights and yoga. While I was doing chemo, yoga was very beneficial and I highly recommend that and meditation, as well. I also joined a wonderful nutrition group which was super and so helpful as well.


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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Vacuum Center offers top products, services La Jolla Vacuum Center father-son team Kerry and Jordan Lee have remained successful by adhering to the age-old business practice of providing good service at a reasonable price. The centerpiece of the family’s business is the German-based Miele brand and its flagship Capricorn model, which has all of the electronic controls in the hand grip. “They’re the top-rated filtering vacuum in the world,” said Jordan Lee, assistant manager. Touting Miele vacuum’s other qualifications, he added, “Those motors will never go bad.” Miele’s dependability is also what keeps customers coming back. “People that own a Miele will typically buy another Miele because they like it that much,” Jordan said. The Lees carry on the tradition of the family-run shop with a vast selection of products, including vacuums and every imaginable accessory and attachment, such as cleaning solutions, spot removers and a rug shampooer, which can be bought or rented. “Being a service center we repair almost every make and model of vacuum,” said Jordan Lee. “We also carry every bag, every tool and filter, most parts you could want.” Jordan Lee said he and his father

A trip of a lifetime: The World War II D-Day paratrooper adventure experience La Jolla Vacuum Center’s Jordan Lee. have been emphasizing that they can and will match prices online. “We don’t want customers to feel like they have to go online to get a deal,” he said. “They can come to our store and get the same deal here.” The Lees also have the advantage that they own the building their vacuum shop is in at 520 Pearl St. Their overhead is low and they can pass that

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CARMEL VALLEY MLS# 110039741 Fairbanks Ranch Office 858.756.3795 Reduced for quick sale. Hurry this is a perfect first home or investment opportunity. Stunning 2BR/2BA end unit w/ views, frpl, 1-car garage & laundry room in unit. Dual Masters w/ huge closets. Granite, stainless kitchen w/ ample counter & seated bar space /eat-in kitchen. $389,000

CORONADO VILLAGE MLS# 110036122 Del Mar Village Office 858.755.6793 Newer 4BR + loft. Private location w/ total Village access. Beautiful high end finishes, gourmet kitchen, 10 ft ceilings & plantation shutters. Roof deck w/ fireplace & Jacuzzi spa. Comfy, cozy & smartly designed. $1,395,000

DEL MAR MLS# 110032617 Del Rayo Plaza Office 858.759-5950 This great 3+BR/2.5BA home provides a peaceful refuge in the fashionable Rancho Del Mar neighborhood. Located on a mature tree lined approx. 1.3 acre lot, with an oversized patio pool area fantastic for outdoor entertaining & cooled by ocean breezes. $1,200,000 - $1,350,876*

DEL MAR MLS# 110034429 Del Mar Village Office 858.755.6793 You must live outdoors. 5BR/3BA 2006 remodel w/ highest quality finishes & eco-friendly features. Great chef’s kitchen w/ expansive island. Media-billiard room, outdoor LR, salt water spa w/ waterfalls & backcountry views. $1,499,500

DEL MAR MLS# 110049759 Del Mar Village Office 858.755.6793 Resting on approx acre, this stunning Rancho Del Mar remodel, 5BR/4.5BA + 3 bonus rooms, gourmet kit, wood flrs, French doors, & master w/balcony, fireplace & 2 walk-in closets. Lush grounds deck, pool, & raised gardens. $1,895,000

ENCINITAS MLS# 110047328 Fairbanks Ranch Office 858.756.3795 Hawaiian contemporary craftsman with ocean views epitomizes the Leucadia beach lifestyle. Situated on approx. 1-acre lot this is an architectural 5+BR/4.5BA custom masterpiece that captures indoor/outdoor living at its best! Income producing guest suite above 4-car garage. $1,699,000

ESCONDIDO MLS# 110036949 Rancho Santa Fe Properties 858.756.1113 This beautiful executive 5BR/4.5BA home has it all. Situated in Queensgate, a private gated community in the hills above Lake Hodges. The location can’t be beat for convenience. $839,900

LA JOLLA MLS# 110034929 Del Mar Office 858.259.6400 Next to new, top to bottom renovation in June 2011. Ready for those individuals looking for that upscale turnkey property. High quality: a kitchen to die for, bedrooms are large. Quiet end unit, split-level w/ large patio. $485,000 - $530,876*

MISSION HILLS MLS# 110053580 Rancho Santa Fe Properties Office 858.756.1113 This North Mission Hills home has views of the ocean/bay & downtown. 3+BR/3BA, voluminous ceilings, skylights, two story glass block wall, exquisite details & limestone/bamboo flooring throughout. The master w/ frplc boasts marble bath, over-sized closet & balcony. $999,000 - $1,195,000

RANCHO SANTA FE MLS# 110027531 Rancho Santa Fe Properties Office 858.756.1113 Major price reduction of $300K. Casa De Arboles, a Holcombe designed 4BR/4.5BA courtyard Hacienda w/ detached casita. Graceful arches,colorful tiles showcase this early California architecture. Enjoy outdoor living surrounded by patios, pool,outdoor kitchen & lush landscape. $2,595,000

SAN DIEGO MLS# 110053780 Fairbanks Ranch Office 858.756.3795 Plan 2 Taylor Woodrow Casita located on the coveted “Village Green.” Gorgeous westerly sunset views exemplify this location. This 3BR/3BA home is perfect for tranquil family, or guest entertaining . $825,000

SOLANA BEACH MLS# 110040186 Del Mar Village Office 858.755.6793 Single story with panoramic views! Highly upgraded 3BR/2.5BA, gourmet kitchen, beautiful wood floors, 3-car garage, low maintenance yard w/ putting green. Close to shopping, restaurants & beach. $998,000 - $1,089,876*

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Chamber launches Power Networking Luncheon The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce (SBCC) inaugurated its Networking Power Luncheon Series with world-class coach and consultant, Jeffrey Scott Klubeck, speaking on “Goal Setting and Time Management.” The Power Networking Luncheon was held Oct. 12 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. Carolyn Cohen, SBCC president and Solana Beach business owner stated, “Our monthly Power Networking Luncheon sessions, held every second Wednesday, are designed to be fun and informative while providing valuable information on how to develop strong business relationships that lead to effective results. The Power Networking Luncheon agenda

Jason Smith, Beth Bennett, Jeffrey Klubeck, Frida Silveira included a 40-second ‘commercial’ presented by every businessperson in attendance. This is a powerful avenue for participants to showcase their business. It was amazing to see how everyone was sharing information and setting up future business prospects. Attendees can enjoy a served lunch, catered by the Wild Note Café, in a

positive business environment while hearing and interacting with knowledgeable speakers on topics important to them personally and professionally.” Featured speaker Jeffrey Scott Klubeck, M.A. is all about “expanding self and business!” Klubeck has parlayed his communication degrees (BA/MA) with practi-

cal sales, management, training, recruiting and leadership experiences to become a world-class coach and consultant. Prior to joining Wolf Management Consultants, Klubeck operated Get A Klu, Inc., a Personal/Professional Development company he founded. “Jeff did wonders for me in both helping organizing myself, and helping propel my business to very high levels. As a new State Farm agent in 2008, I had a lot to learn. Jeff helped me understand my strengths, and weaknesses and take action to create and execute plans. While the awards are great, the real win is that I am helping more clients, and helping them in with very sound advice that Jeff helped

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BY JOE TASH Contributor A program under which Del Mar Fairgrounds employees could cash in paid leave, which has drawn criticism from state auditors, has been suspended until a new audit of the state-owned facility’s operations is made public. Adam Day, president of the nine-member volunteer board that oversees the fairgrounds, said he has instructed fairgrounds staff to temporarily suspend the buy-back program for paid leave until an audit covering 2009 through 2010 is released by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, possibly in time for the fair board’s scheduled meeting on Nov. 8. Day said he also wants a review of the rules related to such leave buybacks. “Obviously, all applicable rules and regulations need to be adhered to. And if they haven’t (been), we need to understand why and we need to address them publicly,” said Day. Attention was focused on the upcoming audit, and a previous audit released to the public in January 2010, at the fair board’s meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Newly appointed board member Tom Chino requested that both the current and past audits be placed on the fair board’s November agenda for discussion. Chino, who declined to comment before the next board meeting, submitted a statement to the board noting that he had reviewed an audit report for 2007, and also a draft report for a 2008-09 audit. (Day said the new audit will cover 2009-10.) “The contents of these reports causes me great concern over allegations that the district has not complied with governing laws and regulations in several important areas and that large amounts of money are at issue,” said Chino’s state-


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ment. A spokesman with the California Department of Food and Agriculture wrote in an email to this newspaper that, “The current audit is in draft form and will be available when final.” The 2007 audit report, which was posted on a state public records website in January 2010, listed four areas of “reportable conditions that are considered weaknesses in the fair’s operations.” “Over a three-year period, the Fair improperly allowed its employees to cash out more than $244,000 of compensated leave hours, such as vacation and annual leave,” said the report. The 22nd District Agricultural Association, the public agency that runs the fairgrounds for the state, allowed managers, supervisors and certain other classes of employees to cash out a maximum of 80 hours of leave each year, even though state policy only allowed a maximum of 40 hours under a onetime program. Further, the report said the fairgrounds hadn’t followed its own policy, allowing employees to cash out more than 80 hours annually. During one calendar year, the audit report said, one employee cashed out 508 hours and one employee cashed out 344 hours. In a response signed by fairgrounds general manager Tim Fennell and then-board president Kelly Burt, the officials defended the practice. “Because the District has sufficient cash to fund this liability, management believes that it is prudent to pay out leave on a case by case basis. This helps employees who face financial hardships, and decreases the financial liability of the District,” the response said. “We strongly believe this is in the best interest of the employer and the employee who faces financial hardships including the loss of

the job of their spouse, threat of loss of their home, or health issues to name just a few examples,” said the response. The other three “reportable conditions” listed in the state audit report were: Board member benefits during fairtime, courtesy pass limitation, and temporary employees. The report noted that the fair provided board members with some $12,460 in concert tickets, and $42,641 in catered dinners to board members and their guests during the fair, without proper documentation for the dinners. In their response, fair officials cited a new ticket policy designed to meet Fair Political Practices Commission regulations, and wrote that the buffet dinners were provided not only for board members, but for fair sponsors, local, county and state representatives, promoters, livestock judges, visiting fair managers, Western Fairs Association members, and even underprivileged families. Day said any audit will uncover issues that may need further review, but that he does not believe there are significant problems in the way the fairgrounds is run. Each year, he said, the fairgrounds has two audits — one a financial audit by an outside accounting firm, and an operational audit by state agriculture officials. “The overall financial health of the district and the management practices of the district are very solid,” Day said. Chino is one of five new board members appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in August. The five new board members replace five others appointed by previous governors who were dismissed by Bro*wn over the summer. According to the fairgrounds, another pre-Brown appointee, director Michael Alpert, resigned Oct. 11, leaving the board one member short of its full complement.

me shape,” says SBCC Vice President Jason Smith, owner, Jason Smith State Farm Agency and Power Networking Luncheon MC. The SBCC Power Networking Luncheon event allows participants to introduce their business to all attendees. Business professionals attending the event left knowing how time management can play an important part in their business plan. SBCC Networking Power Luncheons are open to all Chamber members and first time guests. For more information, contact Jason Smith, SBCC vice president, (858) 7552106. For reservations, RSVP to Frida Silveira, SBCC executive director, (858) 7554775.

Member of the Month honored Each month, the Solana Beach Chamber chooses a chamber member valued for their time and commitment in volunteering and supporting the Chamber. During their month, they are featured on the Chamber weekly email blast and front page of the Jaime Osuna chamber website. As Member of the Month they are given the opportunity to showcase their business at the chamber monthly Sundowner. Jaime Osuna was honored as the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month” for the month of September 2011. A Chamber member for over 15 years, Osuna owns the Beach Grass Café restaurants in Solana Beach and Encinitas. “I am honored to be selected Member of the Month for September,” Osuna said. “Solana Beach is an outstanding community to do business in.” The Beach Grass Café was voted third best place in the country for pancakes (AOL Survey). Most famous foods: pineapple pancakes; Kailua-smoked machaca tacos; bacon, egg, and Parmesan layered breakfast pizza; fresh vegetable and organic cheese scramblers and omelets; fresh melon and berries plate; avocado toast with basil, olive oil, and sea salt. Osuna has hosted chamber Sundowners at his Solana Beach restaurant for many years.


ENTREPRENEUR continued from page 14 heck of a run. “The secret was having a good business plan, access to capital, those were the ‘go-go days’ of capital, and surrounding ourselves with very smart, very talented people and allowing them in as partners, so they were working for themselves as well as for the company.” As co-founder of the company, Marcus served as CFO from its startup in 1989 through its sale to the Sinclair Broadcast Group in 1996. After managing the sale of the company, Marcus went through a divorce, assumed joint custody of his two daughters and when they were in college, moved to San Diego, which had been a dream of his since he was 10 years old and came out for a month in 1959 with his parents who were considering relocating. “For a kid who grew up across the street from the projects, who had the ‘El’ sitting outside his window, I didn’t know such a place existed and I just needed to come back.” “I failed retirement a couple of times now,” he chuckled. “I started another much smaller broadcasting company in 1998 (Peak Media Holdings, which he sold last December) and started really getting involved in philanthropy.” His philanthropy and volunteer work in San Diego includes providing seed money for two fellowships for graduate students at the Equinox Center, which he helped to found three years ago and serves as communications adviser. The Equinox Center, brainchild of former Microsoft executive Aaron Contorer, is a San Diegobased independent, nonprofit, non-partisan “think tank” that researches and advances innovative solutions to balance growth with the county’s use of its natural resources. To various local governments, the Center provides research data on issues involving transportation, smarter land use, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality and water recycling. Marcus works with

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Quick Facts Name: Larry David Marcus Distinction: Former radio and television owner and current business consultant, Larry Marcus has, since moving to Del Mar, focused on philanthropy and community volunteer work to make life better for the region environmentally, for disadvantaged inner city kids and for terminally ill patients. Resident of: Del Mar for seven years Born: New York City 62 years ago Education: B.B.A. in applied mathematics/economics, 1969, and an M.B.A. in computer science, 1972, Baruch College, City University of New York. Family: Divorced father of two grown daughters who live in Denver, Colorado. Interests: Philanthropy and community volunteerism. To keep fit, he works out in his home gym and does weight-lifting at a nearby gym once a week. Favorite getaway: Park City, Utah Favorite TV: Enjoys dramas, “Law & Order,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Good Wife,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” “I like well-made television.” Favorite films: The original, “12 Angry Men,” 1957 film starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, and “Network,” the 1976 film starring Peter Finch, William Holden and Faye Dunaway. Recent reading: “Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet,” by David G. Victor Favorite book: “Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl Philosophy: “On a personal level, it’s just making every day better than the last.”

disadvantaged kids at the Pro Kids Golf Academy, providing mentoring and serving on the scholarships committee. “We’re a 15-year-old organization and we have about 25 kids with college scholarships that come from us,” he said. He is also a hospice volunteer with San Diego Hospice, visiting terminal patients in their homes. He has been doing that for about five years. “As a volunteer, I’m assigned one patient at a time and spend three or four hours with them a week, and just talk to them. I’m company. I can hold their hand. We can reminisce. They can cry on my shoulder. Whatever it is. We take a walk. We give the caregivers in the families some relief.” What drew him to become a hospice volunteer? “A couple of people in my life that, while they were passing, I found that I could be very meaningful to them; that somewhere

in my skill-set, sitting with someone whose life was passing in front of them, I was able to be at ease with that. I could speak with them very matter-of-factly about things that other people were afraid to talk to them about. “I said, I don’t know what this is inside of me, but it feels like a gift — it’s something I should do

something with.” After a pause, he reflected: “It’s hard.” “Being a hospice volunteer, you work with people in their latter stages of life and you get to hear how they speak about their life retrospectively… and they’ll admit the mistakes that they’ve made. And they may admit it to me, whereas they may not admit it to their families because I’m just this neutral observer. I’m kind of like a priest in a way. “One of the things I get from my hospice work is a perspective on what’s really important in life. And I think that’s what Steve Jobs was saying in his commencement address [at Stanford University in 2005] — focusing on what’s important here and don’t let anything else get in the way.” What’s important to Marcus now at this stage of his life, he said, besides his family (He’s now a grandfather) is; “My ability to integrate myself in my new community and do it with philanthropy…trying to make it a better place by taking everything that has come before in my skillset, the success that I’ve had in business, and making children’s lives better, working on the environment, taking people in their latter stages of life and making this a better place for them. This is what is really important to me now. “You’ve got to give back,” he said. “There are times in one’s life, when you can’t give back, but those of us who can give should, because that’s what life is all about…”


Calendar of Events FRIDAY, Oct. 21 • Christos trunk show at Bliss Bride, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Flower Hill Promenade •The Del Mar–Solana Beach Rotary Club is a service club of business, professional, and volunteer leaders who belong to the 1.2-million-member Rotary International. The club meets at the Doubletree Hotel in Carmel Valley Friday mornings from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. For more information about the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club, please contact President Kirk Collins at 619-254-8234 or go to SATURDAY, Oct. 22 •The Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar will meet Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1-3 p.m. Master Gardener, Charlotte Getz, will discuss “Fall and Winter Blooming Plants.” Guests welcome. Call (858) 259-9054 for the meeting location. •Del Mar’s one-of-a-kind bird sanctuary will be having its annual “Tropical Sunset Fundraiser” on Saturday, Oct. 22. Please come and support Dr. Bob Stonebreaker’s lifelong passion and vision for these beautiful exotic birds. All are welcome. This event will be held at Free Flight, 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar 92014, on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Order tickets online via Tickets may also be purchased at the door; however, door prices are $40 each or $60 for VIP seating which includes unlimited drinks. • Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy for a challenging guided hike at Santa Ysabel Gorge on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. This private property is an undisturbed natural treasure in the backcountry and not accessible to the public. Refreshments provided. This 4-mile hike is off trail and demanding for experienced hikers; not recommended for beginners. Space is limited and reservations required. Contact (858) 674-2275, x12 or hikes@sdrvc. org, or register securely at •The Belly Up: For a list of upcoming performances, visit Located at 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach, CA 92075; Ph: 858-481-8140. •The Del Mar Farmers Market is open from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Del Mar City Hall parking lot every Saturday. For more information, please visit SUNDAY, Oct. 23 •The Bridal Bazaar, San Diego’s ultimate wedding planning event, returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. •The Solana Beach Farmers’ Market is open from 1 to 5 p.m. at the south end of Cedros Avenue every Sunday. For more information, please visit THURSDAY, Oct. 20 • Del Mar Rotary Club weekly meetings every Thursday, at noon, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 334 14th Street, Del Mar. • Chocolate and Scotch tasting and pairing at Dallmann Chocolate Boutique, 6:30 p.m., Flower Hill Promenade

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Falcon grads gather in Wisconsin Powerhouse 10U Team wins Triple Crown Sports Fall Classic The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team recently won the Triple Crown Fall Classic Tournament in Sweetwater. The team went undefeated in the tournament and their victory qualified them for the Triple Crown World Series in July ‘12 in Park City, Utah. (Above) Front Row: Tyler Simmons, Karenna Wurl, Nic Baum, Johnny McGoldrich, Brent Peluso, Luke Evans, Jake Pearlman, Grant Anderson, Alex Chachas, Zach Wiygul; Back Row: Coach - Brandon Belew, Manager - Brian Belew, Coach Gary Anderson. Powerhouse offers competitive baseball programs for children ages 7-13 in the Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe area. Tryouts for the 2012-2013 season will be held during the third week of June. For more information, contact Powerhouse at powerhousebb@

Graduates of Torrey Pines High School’s cross country team were together again recently to compete for their current schools. From left: Alli Billmeyer (class of 2011) at Stanford, Erin Gillingham (2009 at Columbia), and Megan Morgan (2010) at U. of Washington.

Solana Beach Little League spring registration now open Solana Beach Little League (SBLL) announced recently that registration for its 55th anniversary year is now open on its website at The league offers divisions for every level of play from Tee Ball to Juniors. Parents with boys and girls who are between the ages of 5 and 14 (age determined on 4/30/12) are invited to register their child to participate. No prior baseball experience is required to participate in the league.

On-Line Registration has opened for the San Diego Mustangs Youth Rugby Club. ( A face-to-face, walk-in registration is scheduled at Ashley Falls Middle School in Carmel Valley from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. The Mustangs offer 8 divisions (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U19; and for the first time, U16 and U19 women’s teams). Each age grade is coached by USA Rugby certified coaches who include ex players from the USA, England, Wales, New Zealand and South Africa. The Mustangs are affiliated with the Torrey Pines and the Cathedral Catholic High School rugby clubs and bring these players together for a “club” season after their high school seasons are complete. Mustangs teams draw players from all over San Diego County, and practice in the Carmel Valley area. Matches take place throughout San Diego County, with tournaments outside the County for older teams. Practice begins in December, and the regular season runs from January – March for the U8 – U14 ages, and from February to April for the U16 and U19 age grades.



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#1 ranked Torrey Pines Pop Warner Flag Mighty Falcons win Flag Fest The undefeated TPPW Mighty Falcons, lead by head coach Ryan Patterson, lined up last Saturday against the undefeated Rancho Penasquitos Sun Devils, under the lights at Westview High School. In their championship game, both teams gave it their all, and after an exciting exchange of action, the Torrey Pines Mighty Falcons won 25 to 13. “We are extremely proud of Coach Patterson, his staff and the Mighty Falcons flag football players,” said Tonya Montes, President of TPPW. “It’s exciting for a first time head coach to be the #1 seed out of 36 teams going into Flag Fest, and Torrey Pines Pop Warner is thrilled for his team, and their big win on Saturday!“ The Sun Devils had the ball first, failed to score, and punted to the Falcons. Torrey Pines scored on their first possession on a long run by Cooper Whitton from the quarterback position. The pass for the extra point failed, and Torrey Pines led 6-0. RP came roaring back with a long touchdown run of their own and a successful extra point try to lead 7-6. After failing to score on their next possession, Torrey Pines stopped the Sun Devils and took possession on their own 20 yard line. The Falcons would score two more times to take an 18-7 lead behind long runs by Will Morgans, Cooper Whitton, Charlie Mirer, and Zachary Rowell. The Sun Devils would score a second touchdown to close the gap to 18-13 before a late touchdown by the Falcons put the game out of reach at 25-13. Cooper Whitton wowed the crowed and ran the ball in to score ALL four exciting touch downs, with Charlie Mirer scoring an extra point after the fourth touchdown, on a run from the quarterback position. The Mighty Falcons defense had key plays that halted the efforts of the RP offense. Jake Vargas, had two great flag pulls, and Rhett LaRocca answered with two amazing sacks. Will Morgans stepped it up with a crucial fourth down conversion, and Charlie Mirer had a key conversion helping to bring the Falcons back into the lead. When asked about his undefeated season, Coach Patterson said, “We set out to make sure everyone on our team learned the game and played their best. I think we did it. I could not be prouder of what these boys accomplished this

The Mighty Falcons proudly display their Flag Fest medals. From left to right, front row: Jake Bonora, Cade Crist, Kade Wilken, Chad Hagen, Rhett LaRocca, Daniel Mehta, Zach Rowell, Harrison Borts. Middle row: Liam Patterson, Grant Bauer, Jake Vargas, Cooper Whitton, Will Morgans, and Charlie Mirer. Standing: Rey Vargas, Lance Morgans, Ryan Patterson, Guy Hagen and Scott Wilken. season. Go Mighty Falcons!” Assistant Coach, Guy Hagen added, “Coach Patterson has a gift. He has the knack to bring out the best in his team. These little guys are just six to eight years old, with short attention spans, and his patience is extraordinary. He always drops to one knee when speaking to his players. Things like thinking to connect eye to eye “at their level” with his team, is what makes them feel important, which translates into admiration for their coach, which leads to confidence. I could not have asked for a better mentor for my son Chad.” Bill Butler, grandfather of Cooper Whitton, has been on the sidelines for many Torrey Pines games and practices, with four grandsons, Cooper, Champion, Connor and Chase Whitton all playing for TPPW. Bill said, “I thought the coaching staff did a great time putting the players in the right positions. They also did well using Charlie Mirer’s

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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Football: A dominant defense and an efficient offense helped Cathedral Catholic roll to its third consecutive decisive victory. The Dons trounced Patrick Henry 32-0 in an Eastern League opener for both teams on Oct. 14. Their offense rolled up 335 yards and four touchdowns. But for a third straight week, it was the Dons defense that really shined. Cathedral Catholic has outscored its last three opponents by a combined 79-7, with the only points it allowed coming on a garbage time fourth quarter touchdown in a 26-7 victory over Eastlake on Sept. 30. Running back Tony Johnson paced the Dons with 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. The bad news for the Dons was that Johnson, the team’s leading rusher, left the game late in the first half with a knee injury. Xavier Ulutu rushed for 55 yards on 10 carries and Riley Sanchez rushed for 39 yards on seven carries. Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart completed three of 13 pass attempts for 93 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Toshaun Poumele had eight tackles to lead the Dons defense. The Dons defense held its opponent to 56 yards and combined for two safeties. They improved their overall record for the season to 5-1. ***** Santa Fe Christian extended its winning streak to five games as the Eagles defeated Bishop’s 56-13 in a Coastal League opener for both teams on Oct. 14. Jarrod Watson-Lewis rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and Tony Miro rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries to lead the Eagles offensively. Watson-Lewis also caught an 18-yard scoring pass. Eagles quarterback Connor Moore completed three of six pass attempts for 75 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Moore led the Eagles with 10 tackles, and Hunter Vaccaro and Darrian Borboa each added eight tackles.

The Eagles, who haven’t lost since getting shut out by Westview 21-0 in a Week 1 game back on Sept. 2, improved their overall record for the season to 5-1. ***** Torrey Pines lost to Westview 20-17 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 14. Andrew Fargo rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries and Andrew Perkins gained 48 rushing yards and one touchdown on 13 carries to lead the Falcons. Perkins was nine of 14 passing for 110 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. The Falcons lost for the TPHS’ Maddy Kerr bumps fourth time in five games as the ball as the 14-6 Falcons they fell to 2-4 overall for volleyball team defeated the season. Ramona 3-0 on Oct. 11. Golf: Torrey Pines continued Photo/Anna Scipione its amazing run junior sensation Minjia “The Ninja” Luo helped the Falcons remain unbeaten with stellar performances in a 182-207 Palomar League victory over Rancho Bernardo on Oct. 13 and a 194234 nonleague win against Carlsbad three days earlier. Luo shot a 3-under-par 33 to lead the Falcons against Rancho Bernardo on a nine-hole course at Doubletree Resort. Hee Wook Choi shot a 36, and Jennifer Peng and Shiyang Fang each added 37 scores. Sarah Cho and Emily Stephens added 38 and 41 scores, respectively. Luo shot a two-under-par 34 to lead the Falcons against Carlsbad on a nine-hole course at Camp Pendleton Golf

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King’s Garden, which has been a staple Chinese restaurant in the Solana Beach community for nearly 30 years, will close around late November. The restaurant, owned by husband-wife duo John and Jaw Lih Lee, was one of several Chinese restaurants when it opened at 280 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in 1982, but many have closed, making King’s Garden one of the only Chinese food options for many years. Now residents will have to look a little harder for take-out, which John Lee said makes up about 35 percent of his clientele. “We’ve seen so many people, sometimes three generations. They come in as kids and then grow up and come back with their kids,” said Lee. “We will really miss our customers. They are so nice here and we will miss their support.” Lee said closing the restaurant was not an easy decision but, at 63, he and his wife are tired. “After 30 years, it’s just time for us to take a break,” he said. “We’ve been working so many years. We haven’t had time for a break.”

Lee and his wife came to the United States from Taiwan in the late 1970s, and immediately began working, so they have never had a chance to travel the country. He said he is not sure if he will work in the restaurant business again, but he is sure that he’s going to take it easy for a while. “I want to visit my family in Taiwan, and I want a chance to see the U.S.,” he said. King’s Garden serves traditional Chinese and Szechuan cuisine, and is known for dishes like Mongolian beef, Peking duck, pot stickers, sizzling rice soup and Crystal Shrimp. The restaurant offers daily lunch and dinner specials. For more information, call (858) 755-0421.


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BY KAREN BILLING Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Make a fiveminute “spooky funny” film. You have 48 hours. And it has to be about insects. And include the line “What’s that smell?” This filmmaking challenge was thrown down by Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema students to all of the San Dieguito High School District last weekend to raise money for their program. The humorous, horror-lite results will be shown on the big screen at the MiniCine Fest to be held at Canyon Crest Academy on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $5. As the competition was open to the entire district, films screened on Saturday will represent CCA, Torrey Pines, Earl Warren Middle School and Carmel Valley Middle School. Sixteen teams, at a maximum of four kids per team, submitted shorts. “I was impressed by the scope of kids we got, it was really surprising that we received as many entries as we did,” said CCA senior Hunter Peterson, who ran the competition with juniors Amanda Cowles and Zac Brown. A winner will be selected by a student-panel of judges who did not have films in the competition. There will also be a prize given for the Audience Choice, by a ballot vote. Both winners will receive tickets to Del Mar Highlands’ Cinepolis. The MiniCine planners were inspired by similar-timed contests run by the school’s art conservatory and the national BestFest America’s 48Hours of Madness Student Film Competition. Giving contestants just 48 hours makes a film competition a lot more interesting, Peterson said. Rules and guidelines for the competition were sent out to entrants on Friday, Oct. 14, so the young filmmakers had no lead time on generating ideas or preparing a script. “The restrictions were loose enough that we received a lot of different movies,” said Zac. “They varied from documentary style to traditional style narratives to a play on a

filmed at a Solana Beach home and were then up until 3 a.m. editing. “The time limit is scary…When you only have 48 hours you don’t spend a single second doing anything else up until the deadline,” Amanda said. The students said they are grateful to have the kind of equipment and guest-teaching artists they have at CCA, but fundraising events, like MiniCine, are important to keep bringing those artists and to replace aging equipment. All students have access to use the school’s equipment. “Most high schools don’t have what we do, it’s amazing,” said Hunter. “But at the same time we’re still trying to push to be better.” “All public schools are struggling,” added Amanda. “We’re lucky to have private school opportunities at a public school.” To learn more about CCA’s Envision program or MiniCine, visit

Canyon Crest Academy’s Amanda Cowles, Hunter Peterson and Zac Brown. Photo/Karen Billing popular television show.” The youngest entrants were a group of 13-year-olds from Earl Warren. “I think that’s so awesome because they don’t have a film program and it’s wonderful we could give them this opportunity,” Amanda said. Hunter’s entry was an interview with the Grim Reaper while Zac did a spin on a TV drama about a pumpkin that’s infested by insects. Films were also required to be PG-13, no violence and no blood. “We wanted to make the festival family friendly so everyone can watch and enjoy the films,” Hunter said. The time crunch of just 48 hours to do all the work was challenging—especially for Hunter, who had to “double team” his camera equipment with his brother who also entered the competition. Amanda’s team, who did a spoof of “Modern Family,”

‘Friends of Jung’ lecture to be held in DM A Friends of Jung lecture, “Stories Told, Stories Untold, Stories That Tell Us,” will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Peter’s Church in Del Mar. The presenter is James Hollis, PhD., well-known author and Jungian analyst in Houston, Texas, and at Pacifica Institute. Hollis has authored 13 books, the latest being “What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life” (2009). Other titles include “Why Good People Do Bad Things” (2007) and “Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life” (2005). A complete listing of all Dr. Hollis’ books, each of which addresses the importance of consciously addressing one’s own life story, may be found at books/default.htm. Cost is $10 for Mueller students with ID, $15 for FOJ members, $17 for full-time students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for nonmembers. A Saturday lecture with discussion and interactive exercises on Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., follows the lecture. The workshop will be held at Mueller College, Building D, 123 Camino de la Reina, Mission Valley. Information on

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George’s at the Cove ■ 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla ■ (858) 454-4244 ■ ■ The Vibe: Modern, hip, contemporary, casually elegant, friendly ■ Signature Dishes: Fish Tacos (with a twist); Smoked Chicken, Broccoli, Black Bean Soup; Porcini Glazed Bone in Halibut ■ Open Since: 1984 ■ Reservations: Yes

George’s at the Cove features three levels of ocean views, including the rooftop Ocean Terrace.

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San Diego cuisine with views of the sea, now that’s George’s at the Cove BY DANIEL K. LEW here are three elements to any restaurant: The people, the food and the environment,” said George Hauer, owner of George’s at the Cove. But what he and his staff have done is take those elements and elevate them to an unique dining experience by building three different places in one, on three separate floors — California Modern, George’s Bar, and Ocean Terrace — all of which are highlighted by panoramic ocean views. Open for 27 years, George’s at the Cove has gone through many physical and menu changes at its prime location overlooking La Jolla Cove, but what remains constant is Hauer’s goal to create an establishment that reflects San Diego’s people, food and environment. “The food represents what we think is San Diego cuisine,” he said. George’s prides itself on serving a seasonal menu filled with sustainable, local ingredients in both its vegetables and meats. “Our philosophy revolves around using as many local ingredients as possible,” said Hauer who pointed out that his chefs make daily visits to the famous Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe. The restaurant gathers its produce from Chino Farm to such an extent that some of the menu items are named after the highly regarded farm, like Chino Farms Minestrone, a seasonal soup with condiments, or Chino Farms Carrot Salad with Indian-spiced yogurt, crushed almonds, tangerine, cilantro, and


On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week: George’s at the Cove Smoked Chicken, Broccoli, Black Bean Soup Temecula honey. “We have relationships not only with Chino Farm, but also other producers who are all local,” Hauer said. “Our philosophy is that our products are going to be sustainable — we don’t serve endangered seafood; our chicken, beef and duck products are free from antibiotics and hormones. We are sourcing the best products.” George’s at the Cove is grounded on its first floor by California Modern, an upscale contemporary restaurant headed by nationally recognized chef Trey Foshee. Foshee’s unique twist on fish tacos, a San Diego staple, even caught the attention of The Food Network, which featured George’s “Fish Tacos” on its “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” show. The California Modern menu lists “Fish Tacos” (named with quotation marks) as “Hard to explain, just try it.” George’s reinvents this classic by breaking down a fish taco’s traditional ingredients and serving it “inverted.” Raw, yellowfin tuna

George’s unique “Fish Tacos” gain notoriety on The Food Network. are cut into small discs, acting as the outside layer (instead of a tortilla), and rolled in crushed corn nuts to give it corn flavor and some crunch. The bite-sized, tuna-disc tacos are wrapped around a mixture of diced tuna tartare, jalapeño-mayonnaise aioli and lime juice. They are then rested on beer-battered avocado with a cool creme sauce, cilantro, cabbage, radish, and lime slices. California Modern’s selection of entrees feature Foshee’s contemporary take on popular seafood and meat choices, including Porcini Glazed Bone in Halibut, Pacific Albacore, Smoked Maine Lobster, Jidori Chicken, Niman Ranch Pork Chop, and Niman Ranch 21-Day Dry-Aged Strip Steak. The spacious, indoor dining room includes metallic, dark green, gray and wooden tones to evoke a modern look. Patrons also have a choice of green sofa-like seating with back pillows along the entire length of a wall, or curved, gray retro-modern chairs.

But California Modern’s main feature is its seaside view — four, acrylic-edged windows appear like giant-framed photographs of the ocean. “Still, after 27 years, I find it hypnotic to look at … I pinch myself, to think that we have a beautiful business with this as our viewpoint everyday,” Hauer said. Guests who want a similar but different view of the ocean can go to the second floor, occupied by George’s Bar. This area serves a bistro-style menu and includes indoor or balcony seating with a Pacific breeze. Ocean Terrace, the third floor of George’s at the Cove, is popular with locals and tourists alike, for those seeking a rooftop dining and bar experience. The sense of hovering over La Jolla Cove with grand views of the ocean is best accentuated on this outside level. George’s bistro-style menu is also served here and features George’s Famous Soup with smoked chicken, broccoli and black beans. Other menu items include Marinated

Grilled Fresh Fish Tacos (made the traditional way), Spaghetti with Clams, Niman Ranch Pork Milanese, and Grilled Vegetable Skewer with Tabbouleh Salad. Both George’s Bar and Ocean Terrace also serve lunchtime sandwiches, such as Grilled Niman Ranch Beef Burger, Grilled Eggplant Panini, The Cuban, and Blackened Seasonal Fish Sandwich. With its close relationship with Chino Farm, George’s has a vegetarian menu featuring seasonal items as both entrees and sides. Every level of George’s has its own bar, and the three-in-one establishment employs its own mixologist, who creates seasonal drinks with local ingredients, such as the Berry Blast, a 120-calorie “skinny cocktail,” made with muddled strawberries, blueberries and raspberries combined with Bacardi Rum. The drink menu also features house-infused vodkas and an extensive wine list of more than 300 selections from California and international. California Modern, George’s Bar, and Ocean Terrace each offer a different vibe, and Hauer describes the overall experience as “a very relaxed space with positive energy. The service staff is knowledgeable; the people who work here are experienced servers — they know the products, they know how to pair wines and foods and guide you through the dining experience. At the same time, they try to have fun; it’s not a stuffy environment — there’s a lot of personality that goes into it.”



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Whale of a Tale: Flip Nicklin’s book takes you ‘Among Giants’ BY STEVEN MIHAILOVICH Contributor Although “Among Giants” is the title of the 192page book replete with photos and tales of the world’s greatest creatures – whales – it is also an apt label for the book’s author, Charles “Flip” Nicklin, among the world’s giants in nature photography. Currently in his fourth decade as a top whale and dolphin photographer for National Geographic, Nicklin has been touring the country to promote his book since its release in April, and an exhibition of his exceptional photos can be seen at the San Diego Natural History Museum until Dec. 31. While “Among Giants: A Life with Whales” is the 10th book featuring Nicklin’s work, the book is his most personal to date, with reflections on a career that began when his father Chuck opened a diving store in La Jolla in 1959 and rode a whale in 1963 in a photo that captured the country’s imagination. “At first, I was trying to tell about the changing view on whales over time,” said the 63-year-old Nicklin. “Everything from the myth and magic of whales to the biological study. But it became more of a biography and memoir. I wanted to get this out while my mother and father were still around and tell the bigger part of the family story.”

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If you go What: ‘Among Giants’ photo exhibit, with whale sculptures by the world famous Randy Puckett Where: The Ordover Gallery, San Diego Natural History Museum, 4th Floor, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park When: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily to Dec. 31 Admission: $11-$17 Website: www. Contact: (619) 2323821

Nicklin’s family story has a life of its own, one that parallels the story of San Diego itself. According to the San Diego History Center, Nicklin’s great-great grandfather was Philip Crosthwaite, a local businessman, civic leader and seafarer who fought in the Battle of San Pasqual in 1846. One of Nicklin’s ancestors was a soldier who accompanied Father Junipero Serra during his excursions

into California. “I’m eighth generation (in San Diego),” Nicklin said. “We have a saying in the family — ‘We didn’t come to the U.S. The U.S. came to us.’ ” Some of the family stories, such as Crosthwaite’s observations that the whales that filled San Diego Bay in the 1840s had disappeared by the 1880s, can be found in the book, Nicklin said. Nicklin gave a presentation titled, “The History of Whaling in San Diego,” and signed books at the San Diego History Center on Oct. 4, drawing 100 people. “For a book signing, that was a very highly attended program for us,” said Gabe Selak, public programs manager for the history center. “(Nicklin) is a fascinating person and a dynamic storyteller. He knows how to weave words and emotions so that you feel you’re part of the story. It was a complete immersive experience.” Despite the appeal of Nicklin’s family story, the book focuses on the life of whales and Nicklin’s mesmerizing interactions among them through 18 specific National Geographic projects out of the many in his career, Nicklin said. Nicklin’s work with whales spans the corresponding rise in the cultural, scientific and social interest in the ocean’s behemoths. For example, Nicklin said there were only 2,000 humpback

An image ‘Among Giants: A Life with Whales,’ by Charles ‘Flip’ Nicklin COPYRIGHT FLIP NICKLIN, FROM ‘AMONG GIANTS’ whales in existence in 1979, when he had just begun his career. The species has since recovered to about 20,000 today, but Nicklin argues that the biggest test to whales’ survival lies ahead. “Will we appreciate those animals when they’re successful as when they were endangered?” Nicklin said. “The book is not a sermon to make people feel bad. Most of the book is an exciting adventure tale. “But whales are a great way to focus on bigger issues. We don’t have a choice anymore. If you want to have whales around, there are some tough questions to be asked and answered. You can’t save whales without saving krill (a major food source for whales) and everything else. You can’t just save animals that are cute, eat animals that are tasty, and kill animals that are ugly and expect a functioning system.” What Nicklin won’t say is that his photographs, as


well as his recordings of whale songs, had an indelible impact on the effort to save whales and marine life by bringing their beauty to the public’s awareness. That fact is left to the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), which will recognize Nicklin as its Outstanding Photographer of the Year this March. “Flip is probably the world’s foremost whale photographer,” stated NANPA president Bill Plunkett by email. “His work to help save these majestic creatures is so important that NANPA felt it appropriate to name him the Outstanding Photographer of the Year for 2012. We are all in Flip’s debt for making it possible for all of us to enjoy and marvel at the wonders of his subjects.” Although Nicklin acknowledges the difficulty of his work, requiring 100 hours in the water to get four good hours with whales, he views himself

merely as a journalist who accompanied the whale scientists and researchers that deserve the lion’s share of the credit for bringing the whale to prominence. “I was just being their eyes in the water,” Nicklin said. “You’ve got to tell a story. If the photo doesn’t capture everything, you still have to have a story. One researcher said that in the last 25 years, it’s like we discovered a new continent. It’s up to the next generation to explore it. This book is to inspire the next generation.” Nicklin splits his time between Juneau, Alaska, “a very good place for 5’4” redheads,” where he met his wife, and Maui, Hawaii, where he helped found the Whale Trust in 2001 to spur and support ongoing whale and marine life research. Out of the life of whales, the life of his family history and the life of his art, Nicklin created a life of his own. “Now it’s about being a conduit for young people, to be a mentor,” Nicklin said. “But I doubt they’re going to have any more fun that I did ... When you go out (into the field), you know what you’re doing, you have a hypothesis, but it takes years to prove it. That was frustrating. But Jim Darling (Whale Trust co-founder) once said to me, how cool is it to know the world is different than what people think it is, and they don’t know it yet and you do. It’s been a good ride.”

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diversity and versatility of her medium. Valencia learned her craft in Austria, where her family operates a successful pastry shop, but she doesn’t keep her skills a secret — she holds hand-on classes in the kitchen to show people what goes into the making of each piece. Both Valencia and Antonorsi said their most popular flavors at the moment combine sweet with salty. Valen- Locals can walk into Jer’s, cia can hardly keep her located in the Beachwalk shopsea salt and carmel choc- ping center, and choose from a olate on the shelves, and variety of peanut butter specialAntonorsi just came out ties, which the shop distributes to a number of fine food stores. with a potato chip and PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN chocolate candy bar. Both shops have also made chocolate fanatics out of their spicy treats. Dallmann offers chile and cayenne chocolates, and Chuao’s popular “firecracker” chocolate (caramel fudge with chipotle chile and salt, rolled in popping candy and enrobed in dark chocolate) has been featured on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. “It makes everyone feel like a child,” said Antonorsi. “Even my 70-year mom, who’s very traditional and formal, gets the giggles when she eats it.”

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Author’s thriller novels lead to USO tour for troop visits BY MARTI GACIOCH Staff Writer Former local resident Andy Peterson, now best-selling author of the thrillers “First to Kill” and “Forced to Kill,” will join four other suspense writers for Operation Thriller, a week-long USO tour, to visit troops in the Middle East this fall. Peterson, along with Clive Cussler, Sandra Brown, Kathy Reichs and Mark Bowden, will discuss books, movies, and writing; sign autographs and pose for photos with service personnel. “We’ll probably spend five or six nights in various locations,” Peterson said. “There are a lot Andy Peterson, of USO centers at author of ‘First to Kill’ military installaand ‘Forced to Kill.’ tions, so we’ll get up early, have breakfast and meet the commander and the troops, then we might get on a Black Hawk helicopter and go to the next operating base.” Peterson stressed that this tour is about visiting the troops and not promoting books for the authors. “We’re really there for them,” he said. “This is more about our going over there and ‘tell me about your day,’ kind of thing. There will be both one-on-one discussions and loose gatherings of soldiers.” For security reasons, the destinations will not be made public, and the authors will visit only controlled environments and will not mix with the general public. The Operation Thriller tour was the brainchild of retired Marine Col. Andy Harp, who checked to see if the USO would be interested in hosting some authors. The USO liked his idea, and Operation Thriller One took place in 2010. This year, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) group chose Peterson to be the 2011 chairman of Operation Thriller Two. “Basically it’s a USO event and ITW selects the authors to tour,” Peterson said. “I’m coordinating all the logistics

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Belly Up collecting instruments for local nonprofit Belly Up will be collecting instruments from noon-5 p.m. every day the week of Monday, Oct. 24, to Friday, Oct. 28, for Banding Together, a local organization that gives music therapy scholarships, instruments, and mentorships with local musicians to eligible kids with special needs like autism and Down syndrome. Visit www. All rhythm and percussion instruments will be put to good use in drum circles and weekly therapy with kids from age 3 – 13. Guitars, bass, acoustic and electric as well as drum kits would be useful for teens in adaptive bands to practice social skills. Amps and keyboards are needed as well. Banding Together hosts a series of Youth Helping

Youth coffeehouse gigs and needs mics, mic stands, and a portable PA system for those. When in doubt, call or write to see if we can use your instrument or musical equipment. FM 94.9’s Steven Woods will emcee the Banding Together show on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with Michael Tiernan, Matt Curreri, Megan Combs, Ryan Honeycutt, and DJ Man Cat. $1 from each ticket will go to Banding Together. Tickets are on sale now for $11. Please email Meryl at meryl@bellyup. com for more information on how to donate your instrument, or for more information on how to help with this night. Tickets for 21 and over. For more information on this show, please contact 858481- 8140, or log on to

Expert presents ‘Ethics of the Israeli Defense Forces’ lecture at JCC Sgt. Nadav Weinberg will speak on “Ethics of the Israel Defense Forces” on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, 92037). The presentation details the training and service of Nadav Weinberg, an Israeli-born American who volunteered to serve as a Special Forces soldier in the IDF. Utilizing firsthand accounts as a Lone Soldier, the presentation details the philosophies and the “Code of Ethics” of the world’s most ethical military. Nadav introduces the audience to the shocking and rarely seen battlefront of today’s fight against terror. Through intense discussion, the audience will dive into the complex and difficult decisions that IDF soldiers, such as Nadav, have to make on a daily basis. This lecture is hosted by Training and Education About the Middle East (T.E.A.M.) and is part of the Arthur and Sophie Brody Foundation Distinguished Speakers Series. For information:

Author to speak at UCSD about the survivors of Darfur genocide Former BBC reporter and author Rebecca Tinsley will be speaking at UCSD on Oct. 24 and 25 about her new book “When The Stars Fall To Earth.” In 2004, Tinsley went to Darfur at the height of the violence to interview the survivors of genocide — courageous women. They asked Tinsley to tell their story to the world — they feel as though no one knows about the atrocities they’ve experienced. Based on her interviews with these brave, resilient people, she wrote the book “When The Stars Fall to Earth” (LandMarc/2011). Tinsley also founded the nonprofit group Network4Africa (based in Del Mar, www.network4africa. org) to help genocide survivors rebuild their lives. The Monday, Oct. 24, event will be titled “We are survivors: stories from Africa,” and will be held at the UCSD Communications Dept, Room: Media Center Communictions 133, from noon - 1 p.m. On Oct. 25, the event will be held at the UCSD Communications Dept.,

Center Hall 212, Tuesday, from 2-3:20 p.m. For additional information, contact: Christa Bennett at : 650-468-6010.

Light The Night Walk at Del Mar Fairgrounds Nov. 4 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, will host its 13th Annual Light The Night® Walk on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Light The Night® Walk is an inspirational twomile walk that brings together thousands of individuals to raise funds for lifesaving blood cancer research and critical patient and family services. Check-in is at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. and the Walk starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information on this year’s event, visit www.


Jake’s Del Mar Fun Run is Oct. 22 Jake’s Del Mar will be hosting its 29th Annual Jake’s Del Mar Beach Fun Run, on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at noon. The 5K (3.2 miles) fun run, takes place on the beach, starting and finishing at Jake’s Del Mar. Race awards will be given to first place for men and women, along with oldest and youngest persons to finish and the baby stroller division. Entry fees for the run are $25 for adults and children under 12 are $15. The entry fee includes a Fun Run T-shirt, healthy barbecue, drinks on the beach, Polynesian entertainment, awards and raffle prize opportunities. Jake’s Alex McDougall will be the emcee

of the event. Mail in deadline is October 13. Entrants can sign up the day of the race from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the three palms by The Powerhouse. Late registration fees are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Participation is limited to 300. Proceeds from the race will be donated by the Jake’s Del Mar Legacy of Aloha Program to the Del Mar Lifeguard Association for their various programs. To receive a race entry form or donate to this fundraiser please visit Jake’s Del Mar located at 1660 Coast Blvd or call (858) 7552002 or go online to

Eco-adventurer to attend Torrey Pines Beach cleanup Adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild will join Surfrider activists for a cleanup at Torrey Pines State Beach from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. The cleanup is needed following the sewage spill into nearby Los Peñasquitos Creek during the Sept. 8 blackout. Volunteers will meet at the lifeguard tower by the entrance to the north parking lot at Torrey Pines State Beach, along North Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. Known for his expeditions across the Arctic and the Greenland ice cap, exploration of Antarctica, and journey into the rainforests of Ecuador, de Rothschild recently returned from an expedition aboard the Plastiki. Completing a treacherous, 11,000 mile-voyage across the Pacific from San Francisco to Sydney in a boat made of

12,500 reclaimed bottles. His mission to beat waste is detailed in his new book “Plastiki: Across the Pacific On Plastic An Adventure to Save Our Oceans.” He will give away signed copies to the first 25 volunteers at Saturday’s cleanup. Revo Sunglasses, one of the Plastiki expedition’s partners, is also supporting the cleanup, with MYOOmarketing. Based in Orange County, Revo makes 70 percent of its sunglass frames from recycled or sustainable materials. Revo will have a limited number of sunglass giveaways for beach cleanup volunteers. More at and www.

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Free webinar to be held on the ‘Future of Breast Cancer Preventive and integrative medicine expert Dr. Barnet Meltzer, of Del Mar, and Save the Ta-Tas Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization supporting breast cancer awareness, have joined forces to educate the community on the next major breakthrough in the war against breast cancer. They will be holding a free webinar on the topic on Nov. 17. “Integrative medicine is the wave of the future,” Dr. Meltzer said. “In addition to advocating conventional measures of early de-

tection and supporting research for a cure, integrative medicine teaches us how to prevent the vast majority of breast cancers to begin with. It’s important to raise awareness that women have a tremendous capacity to build a powerful immune system, strengthen the body’s natural defense mechanisms against breast cancer, and significantly reduce their risk for this dangerous disease.” Individuals can access the webinar by signing up at www.maketimeforwellness. com/blog.

Upscale singles dance/mixer, ages 45-65, is Nov. 5 Simply The Best Singles presents “Rockin’ Time Tonight,” an upscale singles dance/mixer, ages 45 to 65, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., at the Del Mar Hilton, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Enjoy a live band, “Calico Ridge,” complimentary appetizers (7 p.m. until gone), Lock & Key icebreaker game, prizes, chocolate tasting, complimentary photographs, free parking. Classy casual dress. Price is $18 payable by credit card at or cash only at door. Call Karalee for more information at 818-577-6877 or go online at

Publishers & writers to discuss expert status for authors Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Driver. The topic for the meeting is “Position Yourself as an Expert in the Marketplace.” Ann Marie Houghtailing will discuss how can you get more exposure for your book to readers predisposed to love it. She will discuss positioning authors as experts in the marketplace to provide a unique competitive edge and energize a marketing strategy. Attendees will learn how to advance their book by offering themselves as experts as well as adding value to clients and pros-

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Tickets on sale for food fest picnic at The Lodge at Torrey Pines For the past eight years, “Celebrate the Craft” has been one of Southern California’s premier showcases for regionally grown ingredients and innovative cooking and winemaking. This year, the gathering is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. For tickets, schedule and a list of participants, visit or call (858) 777-6635.

Halloween Happenings •Scream Zone, 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 13-16; Oct. 20-31; Triple (Combo) Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride & The Chamber $27.99. Double Haunt: The Chamber plus House of Horror or Haunted Hayride $18.99. Single Haunt: House of Horror or Haunted Hayride $14.99, Del Mar Fairgrounds, html •Pumpkin Station at Del Mar, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday Activities, rides, inflatables, slides, petting zoo, pumpkins for sale and more throughout the park through Oct. 31, free parking and admission, 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar. (858) 481-4254 •Harvest Crafts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 21-23; Food, entertainment, art, gifts, family activities at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, admission $9-$4, plus parking, (800) 346-1212, •Third annual “Howl O’Ween” a Walkabout for People and Pets, Oct. 27, 5 to 8 p.m., the Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association is sponsoring “Howl O’Ween” this year, an after hours walkabout along Leucadia’s Hwy 101 business district, featuring a pet parade and pet costume contest, $5 entrance fee for the contest, which will be donated to Rancho Coastal Humane Society, (760) 4362320, • Don’t miss the Torrey Hills School Fall Carnival, “Hawks Hoedown” on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Buy your tickets now online at http://www.torreyhillspta. com./store.php or at the event. • You are invited to Hogwart’s School of Magic, opening in the Ashley Fall’s MUR on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. •The Del Mar Foundation’s Dogs of Del Mar Calendar is ready for its big debut at Powerhouse Park on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. when the Foundation will hold a Halloween Pet Parade. All pets must be on a leash. Worth a trip •Spooky Science, Visit the Discovery Lab to learn about all things scary from glow in the dark Flubber to spider webs and shocking activities. For kids, ages 5-12, tickets $2 with museum admission, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 29. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Balboa Park. IMAX film of the month, “Under the Sea.” View the most exotic and isolated locations on Earth, including South Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Triangle islands of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, directed by Howard and Michele Hall of Del Mar, narrated by Jim

Carrey. Tickets: $12.75-$15.75. •Fall Festival and Halloween Parade, themed crafts, music making, parade through the garden for ages 2-10 at noon. Kids may wear costumes, no scary masks or adults in costumes. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Free with admission or membership, plus small fee for crafts. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 436-3036, ext. 222. •Legoland Brick-or-Treat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 29, costume and dance contests, pumpkin patch building event, “howler of the hour” contests, nighttime trick-or-treating on one of two Brick-or-Treat Trails, music and entertainment. Admission. (760) 918-LEGO. •11th annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash Block Party, Eight streets of the Gaslamp and East Village are closed off to become three mega clubs with three deejay stages, a $3,000 costume contest, and more; 6 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 29. Tickets $30 advance; $35 at the door. (619) 233-5008. •SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, See spooky and silly shows including the Pirates 4-D movie experience, then join in the Search for Captain Lucky’s Treasure in a walk-through adventure, have photo ops with Sesame Street friends, and trick-or-treat alongside SeaWorld characters. Kids can come in costume and explore an enchanting underwater Halloween Fantasea. October events included with park admission. (800) 25-SHAMU. •Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked! Discover what lurks beneath the surface with close encounters of the fishy kind, BOO-gie down with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, and explore wreckage for sunken treasures. Wander the aquarium’s galleys for tricky treats and discover a sea of glowing creatures. Dress to impress. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21-22. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets $12-$17. RSVP: (858) 534-7336 or online •The pumpkins have been harvested which means it is time for all of the fair princesses, beauty queens, witches, warlocks, ghouls and mischief makers to come out and safely Trick or Treat on Halloween night. From 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association will continue its night of Safe Trick or Treats. South Coast Hwy 101 from Encinitas Blvd to Self-Realization Fellowship Bookstore will be converted into Pumpkin Lane featuring fantastic, carved pumpkins at different viewing locations.

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Local resident’s thriving C’est La Vie Antiques reflects passion for European treasures BY KELLEY CARLSON After Sara Wardrip makes a trip to France, she brings home more than a souvenir or two. She returns with enough antiques to fill a warehouse. Wardrip is the owner of C’est La Vie Antiques, a 6,000-square-foot store in Encinitas that sells objects exclusively from Europe. “I’ve always been attracted to antiques,” Wardrip said. “I love having them around.” Her passion for these relics first developed while working in a French antique store during her days at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Wardrip’s interest never wavered, even after the Vancouver, B.C., native moved to San Diego in 1981 to earn a degree in journalism at San Diego State University. She graduated in 1984 and landed a job in marketing, developing skills that would help her years later. Meanwhile, Wardrip kept antiques in her home and was constantly switching them out. “I seemed to be making money on the pieces,” she said. This fact was noted by Wardrip’s husband, Eric, who suggested that she start a business, with his support. Wardrip decided to focus on Europe as the location to obtain rarities. “I was really intrigued (with Europe),” she said. “I was always fond of French antiques, and I loved the style. It was a natural tie together. I wanted to get out and use (antiques) as an excuse.” So in 1998, Wardrip talked her spouse — who speaks fluent French and is knowledgeable in several other languages — into traveling to another continent. The trip proved to be a success — the Wardrips came back with a 40-foot shipping container full of English and French antiques, holding about 100 pieces of furniture. Sara Wardrip first set up shop in the Antique Warehouse on South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, but it wasn’t long before “stuff was spilling out,” she said. A larger space

C’est La Vie owner Sara Wardrip (left) with top interior designer/author Kathryn M. Ireland at a recent event held at C’est La Vie. opened on Camino del Mar in Del Mar, which would be C’est La Vie’s home for about two years. But the business kept growing, and it was relocated to an even bigger warehouse off Miramar Road in San Diego. Over the next six years, Wardrip mostly sold to dealers and designers by appointment; the store was open to the public one day each week. In 2006, C’est La Vie finally settled in its current location in Encinitas, where customers can find an eclectic collection of imported items for sale. There are limestone fireplaces, fountains, large French iron gates, arched windows, French entry doors, patio tables, outside pots, an 18th century Italian walnut armoire, crystal chandeliers and much more.

The Wardrips make the journey to France twice a year to hand-select items for their business. The buying trips always start in Paris, Sara Wardrip said. “It’s a good gauge to see what’s popular,” Wardrip said. “Paris is very much a compass for design.” Antique fairs are another mandatory stop for purchases, where dealers from all over the world sell their wares. “I love mixing the different looks,” Wardrip said. The couple travel all over France for the antiques, and make sure to add a little pleasure to their business trip. “We’re always searching for great hotels, restaurants, wineries,” Sara Wardrip said. “We’ve had a great time doing this together.” She added that it’s not all fun and games — the Wardrips are often awake and working at 6 a.m., and return to their accommodations later in the evening covered in dirt and dust. “But it’s fun work,” Sara Wardrip said. “It’s so much fun to find treasures. (Eric) has become very knowledgeable in antiques. We’re very careful about what we buy; we like having a great hobby together.” She noted that she purchases pieces she loves and would want in her own house, and doesn’t necessarily follow trends. When not traveling or in the store, the Wardrips live in Rancho Santa Fe with their 3-year-old daughter Elizabeth, and son Edward, 21, a student at New York University. Sara Wardrip is also busy making future plans for C’est La Vie. She is planning a book signing and lecture series featuring top U.S. interior designers. Among those C’est La Vie has already hosted are Kathryn M. Ireland and Betty Lou Phillips. C’est La Vie Antiques is located at 565 Westlake St., Suite 300A, in Encinitas, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For more information, call (760) 944-5244 or e-mail Visit

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ore than 7,000 people flocked to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Oct. 15 for the 2nd Annual Del Mar Mud Run, which raised more than $6,200 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound program. Runners entered both individually and in groups, many dressing up in elaborate costumes — only to get covered in mud. The course consisted of a number of crawl-through mud puddles and obstacles, such as monkey bars, balancing ropes and hurdles. The event was also the focus of some national media because all

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Mingei brings Craft Revolution to Pacific Standard Time BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Contributor The art event of the year is Pacific Standard Time, a grand collaboration of museums and galleries around Southern California that celebrates four fertile decades (1945-1980) of California art. Spearheaded by L.A.’s Getty Foundation, PST includes major exhibitions by two San Diego museums — the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface” and the Mingei’s “San Diego’s Craft Revolution: From Post-War Modern to California Design,” which opened Oct.16. From Bauhas-influenced mid-century modernism to a more playful approach to the making of furniture, ceramics and “body ornaments” in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the Mingei’s crafty exposé of local talent features some 250 pieces by 69 San Diegans who were part of the emerging art scene around the world. Craft Revolution curator Dave Hampton is a passionate collector and longtime documenter of San Diego’s visual arts community, whose latest publication, “San Diego’s Craft Revolution,” was released to coincide with the exhibit. He is especially interested in

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works are experimental photographs and a short color film that looks like a precursor of ‘60s light shows by Lynn Fayman, three-time president of La Jolla Museum of Art and husband of local arts patron Danah Fayman. There are well-turned wooden bowls and an elegant lamp by craftspeople in the Lemurian Fellowship, a community of folks based in Ramona since 1941 who believe in received wisdom from the lost continents of Mu and Atlantis. The exhibit shows practical stoneware giving way to abstract ceramics in the 1950s, when form was more valued than function. And then came the ‘60s, when

anything was possible. Fast Fact: Douglas Deeds’ circa-1960 beer-can chairs preceded Andy Warhol’s pop-art soup cans by about two years. Not-So-Fast Fact: In 1967, Windandsea surfer and board-shaper Carl Eckstrom joined forces with Svetozar “Toza” Radakovich, an established sculptor/jeweler from Yugoslavia, in a confluence of SoCal and European sensibilities that produced a sleek set of polyurethane/fiberglass doors. These Double Doors, newly buffed for the exhibit by Eckstrom, are on loan from the Bay Area home they have adorned for more than 40 years. “Intergenerational, intercultural collaboration was characteristic of the Allied Craftsmen community,” Hampton said. “And this show is really a story that leads to the Mingei. It starts with Martha Longenecker and other studio artists of her generation going off to interact with artists from other countries. That exchange of cultural influences is what led to the founding of the Mingei.” The event, “Early Evening at the Mingei,” with cocktails, jazz and midcentury crafts, runs 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct 21. The exhibit remains to April 15. (619) 2390003.

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Urban Girl Del Mar fundraiser Former PGA champ presents new for breast cancer research a hit book at The Grand Del Mar Urban Girl Del Mar hosted a Susan G. Komen 3-Day shopping party Oct. 10 that was a smashing success. Urban Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner Annie Glenn hosted the party along with Janice Sherman, who is walking in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-Day walk. Friends of both Annie and Janice came out in droves to support this important cause. Even the Urban Girl vendors were there Janice Sherman to support the fundraiser. A special moment and Annie Glenn took place when the Anahata jeweler presented Janice with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Compassionâ&#x20AC;? necklace, which she had designed for a family member who had survived breast cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sight of all of the beautiful women who came to support me was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overwhelming,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Sherman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could not feel more blessed. Words can not describe my gratitude towards Annie and her Urban Girl team. I am an Urban Girl For Life.â&#x20AC;? The event raised $1,000, which will go to support breast cancer research, breast cancer education, and mammograms.


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el Mar Foundation Children’s Committee held a Beach Bonfire/Storytelling event Oct. 14. Families from Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills Elementary schools crowded around the fire for a “spooktacular” event with storytelling, songs and s’mores.


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Cygnet Theatre takes a crack at ‘The Glass Menagerie’ BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” now at Cygnet Theatre through Nov.13, premiered in Chicago in 1944 and has remained viable ever since. Amanda Sitton, a Cygnet Theatre resident artist who appears in the drama, has an idea why. “Williams has this style of writing that transcends prose and poetry,” said Sitton who takes on the role of daughter Laura Wingfield. “He writes very human characters who speak in sort of an elevated way. What they are speaking about is so universal that it becomes timeless because of the themes and the language that is so beautiful – yet there’s a trap in it, as well, because it’s so beautiful. It’s like Shakespeare; you can get stuck in the language ...” In “The Glass Menagerie,” Tom Wingfield wants to make life better for his mother and sister since their father left home. Tom is also a narrator who steps in and out of the “fourth wall,” as both storyteller and actor in a role. “I think it’s a cutting-edge effect and cool for the audience,” said Sitton. “But at the same time, you don’t necessarily trust the narrators or storytellers because everything is from a personal perspective for each character, so it’s an interesting ride for the audience, like whose story am I really seeing?” Sitton said she’s excited to be cast in “The Glass Menagerie,” as it was on her list as, “one of those I hope to have a part in someday.” She started acting lessons age 13

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said. “So for me, it’s how do I fit into the story instead of how does the story fit around me.” The cast, under the direction of Sean Murray, includes resident artists Rosina Reynolds (“Noises Off,” “Copenhagen,” “The Little Foxes”) as Amanda Wingfield; Francis Gercke (“Our Town,” “The Tragedy of the Commons,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”) as Tom Wingfield, and Brian Mackey (“The History Boys,” “Storytelling on the Green”) as the Gentleman Caller, Jim O’Connor. “This is a touching story about how much a family loves one another,” Sitton said. “I think audiences will understand the connection between mother and son, brother and sister. The show has an undercurrent that asks, “What do you do for your family?”

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Couple brings chiropractic and weight loss center to Beachwalk BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer Wellness is such a buzzword — how do you really know when you have it and when you don’t? That’s a question Kellee and Scott Rutley have dedicated their lives to helping people answer, and the married couple have brought their knowhow to Solana Beach with the recent opening of Rutley Chiropractic & Weight Loss in the Beachwalk shopping center at 437 S. Highway 101. He’s a weight-loss expert. She’s a chiropractor. And the two have the perfect marriage in more ways than one — bringing together both weight and spine adjustments all under one roof. “Most people come in for one thing, either weight loss or chiropractic, and they end up doing both,” said Scott. “The two really go hand in hand.”

Rutley Chiropractic & Weight Loss Grand Opening Oct. 26, 3 to 7 p.m. 437 S. Highway 101, Suite 220 • free chiropractic assessments, body mass scans and nervous system scans On the chiropractic side, Kellee is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and a Reiki practitioner. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Kellee was a professional fitness trainer, competitive gymnast and body builder. On the weight loss side, Scott stands behind a line of food products called Ideal Protein — and he doesn’t believe in using medication or committing to lifelong memberships. “Weight loss treatment has to have a begin-

ning and an end,” said Scott, a former extreme skier, endurance cyclist and gymnast. He not only coaches people on the “Ideal method” at his business in Solana Beach, but he’s an Ideal Protein consultant who coaches doctors throughout San Diego County. The Ideal Protein line of drinks, snacks and mixes is only available through medical providers and the weight loss treatment is closely monitored. When it comes to wellness, Scott believes you only know you have



it if you can measure and track it. On each checkup, he scans patients with a machine that bounces waves off the body and measures hydration, body fat and both lean and fat mass. “Someone can tell you they lost 10 pounds, but this tells you 10 pounds of what,” Scott said. “You can lose 10 pounds of water or muscle. Sometimes you can lose fat and gain muscle without actually losing weight.” On Oct. 26, from 3 to 7 p.m., the Rutleys will be holding a grand opening celebration where they will be offering free body scans. Kellee will also be giving nervous system scans and chiropractic assessments, which examine the spine and stress levels. For more information about Ideal Protein, visit To reach the Rutleys, call (858) 792-0118.

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son majored in mathematics at the University of Oklahoma before switching to architecture and earning a bachelor of science degree. He worked briefly in architecture before becoming a real estate developer. He began pursuing writing seriously more than 20 years ago. “I wrote a horror novel and it was absolutely dreadful,” Peterson said. Several more horror novels later, he said he realized that horror writing wasn’t his passion, but thriller writing was. After that epiphany, he began taking classes and attending writers’ conferences, which he found tremendously helpful. “I learned all of the things I was doing wrong,” Peterson said. “I think it helps to do your


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and other behavioral, cultural, and emotional factors. According to the study, all too often, prevention and treatment of pain are delayed, inaccessible, or inadequate. Patients, health care providers, and our society need to overcome misperceptions and biases about pain. We have effective tools and services to tackle the many factors that influence pain, and we need to apply them quickly. Successful treatment, management, and prevention of pain require an integrated approach that responds to all the factors that influence pain, the study concluded. For over 20 years we have been educating patients, insurance carriers and health care providers that to effectively treat chronic pain, treatment must go beyond the traditional pharmaceutical, physical therapy and surgical approaches to embrace the comprehensive care of a patient, taking into account the biological, psychological, and social components of chronic pain. This is the only scientifically validated form of rehabilitation for chronic pain, and has been adopted as law in California for persistent pain due to a work-related injury. The national guidelines of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG), refer to this “evidence-based” care as the only “treatment of choice” for chronic pain. The IOM study further outlines that “health care providers, insurers, and the public need to understand that although pain is universal, it is experienced uniquely by each person and care –which often requires a combination of therapies and coping techniques — must be tailored.” According to the report, many health care professionals are not adequately prepared to provide the full range of pain care or to guide patients in self-managing chronic pain. For example, a recent study found that only five of the nation’s 133 medical schools have required courses on pain and just

homework.” Peterson said he received five publisher’s rejections for “First to Kill,” his premiere Nathan McBride thriller, before receiving a positive response from Leisure Fiction, an imprint of Dorchester Publishing. “First to Kill,” debuted in 2008. Peterson recently sold the film rights to two Hollywood producers. His second McBride thriller, “Forced to Kill,” was first launched as an audio book from Audible. com. It will be available in both print and e-book form in November. Peterson is now writing the third McBride thriller, which he hopes to complete next spring. He plans to eventually write 10 thrillers in the McBride series. Peterson and his wife, Carla, reside in Monterey County.

17 offer elective courses. Individualized care requires adequate time to counsel patients and families, consultation with multiple providers, and often more than one form of therapy. Treatment varies greatly depending on a number of factors, including the cause of the pain, the patient’s medical history and medication tolerance, and his or her lifestyle; for example, some pain relievers may cause drowsiness that prevents a patient from driving or working. Traditionally, doctors have recommended an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as the first line of attack. If these are not effective, the next step may be a prescription-strength pain reliever, such as acetaminophen combined with codeine, or oxycodone. While these powerful narcotic medications may relieve pain, they can also contribute to the chronic pain epidemic as described in the national ACOEM guidelines, as well as carrying a risk of addiction and side effects. To reverse the chronic pain epidemic, increasing numbers of doctors, patients and employers are searching out evidence-based multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs, and carriers are increasingly paying for such programs as mandated by regulations. With this most recent endorsement of Congress, the National Institutes of Health, and the Institute of Medicine, we anticipate seeing increasing numbers of such “biopsychosocial, multidisciplinary” programs to appear over the next decade. Tomer Anbar, PhD, is the clinical director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program for the Scripps Mercy Hospital campuses. Dr. Anbar will be conducting free programs on “Living with Chronic Pain” at the Scripps Chula Vista Well Being Center and the Scripps Mende Well Being Center in La Jolla. Call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1800-727-4777) for dates and times.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00098364-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Mailing Address: Same. Branch Name: Hall of Justice. PETITION OF: David Dean Bergquist for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: David Dean Bergquist ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name David Dean Bergquist to Proposed Name Julian David Bergquist. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Nov. 9, 2011 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Sept. 23, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court CV280, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-517797 INC Title Order No. 110196968-CABFI APN 123-210-60-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/22/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/02/11 at 10:30 am, Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/05/07 in Instrument No. 20070146697 of ofďŹ cial records in the OfďŹ ce of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: Susan M. Cope and Jeffrey Cope, Wife and Husband as Joint Tenants, as Trustor, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the Residential Asset Securitization Trust 2007-A5, Mortgage Pass-Through CertiďŹ cates, Series 2007-E under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated March 1, 2007, as BeneďŹ ciary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speciďŹ ed in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 3168 ALTA VERDE DRIVE, FALLBROOK, CA 92028 The property heretofore described is being sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;?. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-027555 Fictitious Business Name(s): Speak Up Accent ModiďŹ cation and Business English located at: 11026 W. Ocean Air Dr. #3132, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Erika Marie Rose, 11026 W. Ocean Air Dr., #3132, San Diego, CA., 92130, Sole Proprietorship. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 09-292011. Erika Marie Rose, CV279, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00098375-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. PETITION OF: Carl Qu, on behalf of Jiesheng Qu, a minor for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Carl Qu, Hong Sun ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Jiesheng Qu to Proposed Name Jason Qu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025659 Fictitious Business Name(s): Route 56 Realty Located at: 7890 Via BelďŹ ore #2, San Diego, CA., 92129, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: was August 1, 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Susan J. Thomas, 7890 Via BelďŹ ore #2, San Diego, CA., 92129. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/12/2011. Susan J. Thomas, CV275, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026509 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sunlight Scape Located at: 11110 Sagittarius Rd., San Diego, CA., 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is

hereby registered by the following: Thoai Huynh, 11110 Sagittarius Rd., San Diego, CA., 92126. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/20/2011. Thoai Huynh, DM554, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026621 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Evan Marks b. Shapmark Music Located at: 445 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2591, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: was 11/14/96. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mark Shapiro, 445 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/21/2011. Mark Shapiro, DM553, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2011



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CATHARINE KAUFMAN Contributor The Del Mar Fairgrounds just hosted the Gourmet Experience, an expo showcasing a smorgasbord of traditional and trendy food and drink products along with culinary tools of the trade. Foodie enthusiasts were dazzled by some of the region’s star chefs showing off their stuff, including Bernard Guillas, Maitre Cuisiniers de France and award-winning executive chef at La Jolla’s Marine Room, who warmed the cockles of the heart with Portobello Mushroom Bisque, and se-

duced sweet-tooths with Hibiscus-infused Lemon Bars. Bravo’s Top Chef Fabio Viviani whipped up Potato Gnocchi with Cherry Tomato Sauce. Sharone Hakman, FOX’s Master Chef, grilled sliders with his famed Hak’s Chipotle Bourbon BBQ Sauce that even pleased the acerbic palate of Gordon Ramsey. Rancho La Puerta chef Denise Roa dished up fish tacos, while chef Tony Miller from Del Mar’s Arterra grilled flatbreads. Olive oil was big at the expo, with more than a half dozen purveyors, such as Malibu Olive Oil, I Heart Olive Oil and We Olive La Jolla, pouring more gallons of oil that day than the Exxon Valdez. The heady, fruity, savory, herbal and floral blends ranged from lavender, chili, porcini and white truffle to Mandarin orange, Meyer lemon and Napa Valley smoked. I sipped organic fair trade Bolivian Peaberry coffee from Muddy Waters Coffee Company. Crunched an organic apricot goji breakfast Rise bar. Nibbled on a low-cal gingerbread cake baked by the girls of

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Portobello Mushroom Bisque Chef Bernard Guillas has kindly shared his divine fall recipe for Mushroom Bisque. Ingredients: 8 large Portobello mushroom caps 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup diced pancetta 1/2 cup chopped peeled shallots 5 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup diced, peeled celery root 1 tablespoon chopped marjoram 6 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup dried porcini mushrooms 1/4 cup Marsala wine Pinch nutmeg Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste Method: Discard stems and gills of Portobello. Chop and set aside. Using a large stockpot, add oil, pancetta, shallots and garlic, and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring often. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Skinny Batches. Sampled a silky spoonful of probiotic yoghurt by New Zealand Natural Goods. Shucked a sustainable oyster from Carlsbad Aquafarm, and pinched some Himalayan pink salt from the Salt Farm.

Add Portobello, celery and marjoram, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add stock and cream and bring to a simmer, cooking for 20 minutes. Add porcini to a spice grinder, processing to a powder. Transfer to a small mixing bowl, combining Marsala and nutmeg. Add to soup. Cook 1 minute. Working in small batches, transfer mixture to a blender, and puree until smooth. Transfer to the stockpot, return to a low simmer, and season with salt and pepper. *** Chef Guillas embellished the recipe with toppings – lemon mascarpone and a pine nut, herb and truffle oil drizzle.

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October 20, 2011

Sampson California Realty presents renowned San Diego real estate investor Willis Allen Real Estate invites Expert to speak on making â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;$1 million in your spare timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sampson California Realty (SCR) will host a special event on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Successful Real Estate Investingâ&#x20AC;? featuring San Diego Real Estate Investment Expert Joe Combs on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sampson California Realty Office in Del Mar. Joe Combs, renowned San Diego real estate investor, will outline his nine-step plan on how to purchase, renovate, rent and sell residential income properties to retire a millionaire or supplement your current income. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With interest rates so low, an unstable stock market and a small pool of rentals available, this is the perfect time to invest in rental properties,â&#x20AC;? said Joseph Sampson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joe Combs started investing in residential income properties in his late 50s and became a multi-millionaire in less than 20 years.â&#x20AC;? Combs will also be promoting his book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Make

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Willis Allen Real Estate is launching Commit to Zero, a program for the proper disposal of computer parts and electronics, as well as ink and toner cartridges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Willis Allen Real Estate is committed to improving the community,â&#x20AC;? says President and CEO Andrew E. Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our participation in Commit to Zero allows us to enhance our current recycling efforts, and to help San Diegans reduce their carbon footprint.â&#x20AC;? The company will collect iWaste and eWaste at its eight branch offices (visit for locations) and will process it according to Environmental Protection Agency requirements. Anyone who donates receives a free reusable canvas tote.



OFFERED AT $975,000 FANTASTIC location !!! 3BR/2BA with detached office in back yard. Tropical landscaping and fruit trees. Located near UCSD, easy freeway access. Shopping, dining, beaches, theater, JCC, and synagogue all within close proximity. Sellers highly motivated. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this opportunity to live in La Jolla. LISTING BROKER DAVID MARTZ DRE #00795881 858-349-5216se-mail


NOW OFFERED AT $2,295,000


This gorgeous single story home with 5400 sqft of living space is on a 1.02 acre private lot, with 4 plus bedroom suites perfect for entertainment with flowing and open living areas. Gourmet kitchen boasting top-of-the-line appliances. Travertine and new carpet throughout. This house is a great family house. Call Kate for a private showing.

KATE HAMIDIs858.722.2666

MARTZ Real Estate


Beautiful Mediterranean 5 bdrm, 4.5 ba, 3922SF home built on canyon rim, in Santa Barbara a gated community across from Cathedral High. Pool/spa, outdoor fireplace and kitchen. Move in ready. Offered at $1,449,000 Call Christine for more information 858-245-5800 Christine Wright - Realtor DRE#01497234 REDUCED

Ocean Front One Bedroom 2 Bath Condominium with privileges to Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Auberge tennis Courts, pool, spa, lap pool and fitness facilities. Enjoy the GOOD life in the Heart of the Village of Del Mar! Walking distance to many unique restaurants and boutiques. For Sale by Owner. Offered at $1,399,000

Contact Myriam Huneke for your private showing!

619-246-9999 â&#x20AC;˘ CA DRE # 00347276



Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream â&#x20AC;&#x201C; own a Ranch Style cabin in the National Forest! 2 bedrooms 2 baths, 1200 sq ft. Open floor plan, lots of windows and a covered front porch. Large 2 car garage with storage area.

1749 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 Reduced to $1,370,000 This move-in ready condo is seconds from the beach in Del Mar Beach Colony. Remodeled gourmet kitchen, granite counter-tops, tile throughout. 1,502 Sq. Ft., 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 private patios, ample closet space, fireplace, underground parking, storage, pool & spa make this unit the best in the area. Owner will carry paper. Thomas C. Sanford Realty â&#x20AC;˘ Thomas C. Sanford, Realtor Jonnell Agnew, Sales Associate 626-483-8552

COOKIE RINGHAND 619.889.7145

Best Value in RSF Covenant!! Now $1,549,000


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` Offered at $1,275,000 A sunny, traditional style single story home located in Crystal Bay 4BR/2.5BH, 3 car garage, 2649 sqft, custom floors, window treatments, lighting, granite countertops, central vacuum, 3 fireplaces, security system, dual glazed windows and doors, built in wet bar, finished attic, central heating and air conditioning, automatic irrigation and drip system. This home has it all. Rosa A. Buettner â&#x20AC;˘ 858-945-7314 â&#x20AC;˘ DRE # 01089718


Offered at $1,799,000 to $1,893,876

Fairbanks Highlands - Arrive into the tranquil courtyard, flowing with the sounds from the three tier fountain. This Mediterranean single level estate boasts 5 bed 4.5 bath plus casita on a large lot with lush gardens and blooming landscapes. 4,200 sq. ft. of luxuries include custom pool, spa, separately fenced sports court and more. Barry & Betty Tashakorian - The Tash Team ¡ 619-954-9000 ¡

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October 20, 2011



Karolen Linderman, Carolyn Butterfield, Pat and Bill Thurston

An Evening in Casablanca continued from page B16 PHOTOS: JON CLARK

$238,800 1BR/1BA

12360 Carmel Country Rd #303 Devon Boulon, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-335-2008

$599,000 3BR/2BA

4025 Moratalla Terrace Jana Greene-Host Jerry McCaw, Prudential CA Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-735-4000

$674,000 4BR/3BA

6655 Rancho Del Acacia Lucienne Lastovic, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-366-3295

$719,500 4BR/3BA

6046 Blue Dawn Sat 2:00-5:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$754,900 4BR/3BA

11438 Pleasant Ridge Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$839,988-$899,988 4BR/4BA

13850 Kerry Lane Arlene Dutchik, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-5:00 858-245-8847

$1,221,000 4BR/4BA

12806 Seabreeze Farms Monica Kiy, Sampson California Realty

Sun 1:30-4:30 858-344-2523

$1,249,000 5BR/4.5BA

13669 Winstanley Way Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525

$1,279,000 5BR/4BA

5478 Rider Place Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525

$1,289,000 4BR/4BA

13138 Winstanley Way Hamideh Oloomi Raafat, Sampson California Realty

Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 858-829-9394

$1,395,000 5BR/5BA

4915 Concannon Ct Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525

$1,895,000 8BR/7BA

15185 Sun Valley Ln Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

DEL MAR Connie and Houston Burnside Nigel Hook, John Kerridge

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-449-2027

$4,950,000-$5,250,000 1255 Luneta Drive 5BR/6BA Lisa Plourde, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00-4:00 619-944-7437

$4,950,000-$5,250,000 1255 Luneta Drive 5BR/6BA Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-750-9577


(Left) Linda Katz, Roseanne Holiday, Darcy Bingham

$497,500 3BR/2.5BA

113 Cancha De Golf Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Fri 2:00-4:00 Sat-Sun1:00-4:00 619-417-4655

$615,000 3BR/3BA

16013 Via Galan Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-417-4655

$1,195,000 4BR/3BA

3921 Avenida Brisa Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-417-4655

$1,465,000 3BR/2BA

16936 Via de Santa Fe Sue Carr, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-792-1017

$1,925,000 3BR/4BA

17235 Los Morros Lucienne Lastovic, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-366-3295

$2,295,000 4BR/5.5BA

16368 Avenida de Los Olivos Kate Hamidi, Prudential CA Realty

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

$895,000 4BR/2BA

720 Santa Florencia Nancy Rork, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-735-5197

$2,895,000 3BR/4.5BA

302 Nardo Ave. Ann Brizolis- Host Bree Estape, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-405-2003

$475,888-$490,888 3BR/2BA

10111 Freeport Court, Rancho Penasquitos Faith Wise, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-717-8777

$815,000 4BR/3BA

12253 Misty Blue Court, San Diego 92131 Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525

$839,000-$869,000 5BR/3BA

11595 Quinalt Point, San Diego 92131 Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-750-9577



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October 20, 2011

We want to sell your home! Charles Moore (858)395-7525

Farryl Moore



DRE 01488836 DRE# 01395425

13669 Winstanley Way

Open House - Sun. 2-5pm


Sales Awards - Top 2% since 2004 Carmel Valley Specialists 9 out of 10 of our listing are in Carmel Valley Carmel Valley residents since 1988 Customized Marketing Program Staging Services Good Communication - speak directly with us Strong Negotiators Relocation Specialists

Just Reduced $1,299,000 Now $1,249,000

Stunning Santa Fe Summit with private, quiet location! As you step across the threshold you are greeted with volume ceilings, clear story windows and elegant entry flanked by formal living space and dramatic wrought iron stairway. Past the stairway leads you to a large family room with fireplace, large built-in bar with granite slab countertop matching the gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless appliances, informal eating nook & built-in desk area. The kitchen, family room look out to a private backyard oasis with built-in BBQ & bar area, hot tub, fire pit and custom 3-tier fountain all surrounded with lush landscaping, lighting, music & easy care synthetic grass. Beds: 5 Baths: 4.5 Sq. Ft. 3,732 - To see more photos, virtual tour, floorplan & features.

Open - Sun. 1-4 pm 4935 Hidden Dune Ct $1,279,888

Sonoma plan 2 on Premium elevated lot with southern exposure, expansive views & "Lagoon" feeling pool/spa with Blue Stone decking. Master downstairs.

Beds: 4 Baths: 4.5 Sq. Ft. 3,675

Call 858-395-7525 for showing 4358 Philbrook Sq


Open - Sat. 1-4 pm 4915 Concannon Ct


Open - Sun. 1-4 pm 5478 Rider Place


First time on market! This home has an ideal location with no homes in front or behind with northwestern views of natural hillsides & breathtaking sunsets.

Sonoma plan 4 on elevated lot and culde-sac location. Pemium lot size with lots of privacy. Beautifully upgraded gourmet kitchen with all the bells.

Welcome to highly upgraded Triple CrownTriple Crown at Seabreeze Farms! Looking for a spacious home for entertaining friends and family?

Beds: 4 Baths: 3.5 Sq. Ft. 4,005

Beds: 5 + Baths: 5 Sq. Ft. 4,130

Beds: 4 + Baths: 4 Sq. Ft. 4,093

Open - Sun. 1-4 pm

Open - Sat. 1-4 pm

D L SO Call 858-395-7525 for showing 13258 Lansdale Ct


Build your dream home in the Heart of Carmel Valley without HOA or Mello-roos fees! Gorgeous view lots, come see for yourself

IN ESCROW 4490 Philbrook Sq


12253 Misty Blue Ct


6317 Peach Way


Classic Torrey Wood Estates. Plan 2 Quiet location private backyard, View, Very clean & move in ready. Terrific family home in a gated community.

San Lucena plan 2 with Mahogany floors & travertine with inlay boarder. Gourmet kitchen; granite slab counters & stainless steal appliances.

Exceptional Costa Del Sol with panoramic canyon views! Granite slab counters & stainless steel appliances, plus bonus built-in desk at loft.

Beds: 5 Baths: 4.5 Sq. Ft. 4,005

Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq. Ft. 3,235

Beds: 4 Baths: 2.5 Sq. Ft. 2,189

10-20-2011 Solana Beach Sun  

Marybeth Oblon, Eleana Musick, Ivy Gordon and David Oblon enjoyed the “Cheers! South Crossing” event held on South Cedros Avenue Oct. 15. Th...