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Enlightening La Jolla Since 1913

Vol. 99 Issue 43 • October 27, 2011

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Budget woes hound schools Drastic budget cuts will be required if the San Diego Unified School District is to stave off financial collapse, said trustee Scott Barnett and business superintendent Phil Stover to the La Jolla Cluster Association at an Oct. 19 meeting. Reaction? The Cluster Association wants a community-wide meeting to apprise all parents of the dire situation. More on A5

■ Fan palms are

the region’s symbolic trees. A12

Lawyer claims fireworks fees

Image courtesy of La Jolla Village Merchants Association. Spot this flier in a shop window and stop in for a treat. For more seasonal events, see Best Bets on page B12.

■ Challenged

athletes conquer La Jolla course. A19

■ History prof

talks about pirates. B1

Halloween comes to town ■ Pillage the Village: La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents the third annual trick-or-treating event from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, with goodies from participating merchants and businesses to those who stop by in costume. ■ Kids’ Halloween Festival: La Jolla Recreation Center will offer carnival games, a costume contest, pony rides, inflatable jumpers and more, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 29, at 615 Prospect. (858) 552-1658. ■ Shores Fall Family Fest: Fourth annual neighborhood celebration hosted by the merchants along Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29, with kids and adults costume contest, food, face-painting, musical bands, freebies and raffles. Tickets: $5 advance, $10 day of at (619) 840-3482 or ■ Family Harvest Festival: Bounce houses, crafts, pumpkin decorating, game booths and prizes, plus free hot dogs, chips, lemonade, cotton candy, and popcorn, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28, from La Jolla Community Church and Eastgate Christian School. Organizers request all costumes be child-friendly. Free admission at 4377 Eastgate Mall, east of Genesee. (858) 558-9020, ext 208. ■ Library Liberties: Stories, crafts and trick or treating, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27, plus, Halloween crafts for ages 4 and older, 12:302 p.m. Oct. 29, at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 454-0268.


Environmental attorney Marco Gonzalez is seeking $756,132 in reimbursement from the city for court fees incurred suing the municipality and a nonprofit La Jolla group over alleged improprieties with permitting and environmental regulations for Fourth of July fireworks displays. More on A10

Embezzlement hearing on hold A preliminary hearing for a Loma Portal woman who has pled not guilty to stealing more than $3 million from Jack’s La Jolla where she worked as a bookkeeper has been rescheduled for Dec. 6. Tara Virginia Moore, 39, faces more than 10 years in prison if convicted of grand theft and embezzlement. Bill Mitchell, deputy district attorney, said Moore’s preliminary hearing, originally set for Nov. 10, was postponed to allow time to sort through evidence. More on A14

Peters seeks Congressional seat La Jollan and former First District City Councilman Scott Peters, now a port commissioner, announced he’ll run for Congress challenging incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray in the newly created 52nd District. “Some of our representatives have worked within the Washington, D.C., Beltway for so long, they’ve forgotten they work for the people back home,” said Peters, characterizing himself as “a common-sense Democrat.” More online at

La Jolla couple shares husband’s breast cancer story ■ Gala guests go

mining for a cure. B12

BY JUDEE SEDLER We have lived in La Jolla since 1987. This past January, my husband, Carl, found a lump in his right breast and immediately went to his doctor, Leila Rhodes, M.D. on La Jolla Blvd. She swiftly set up tests for him and in February he had a mastectomy of the right breast. Carl turned 85 years old on Oct. 12, and you’d never expect men to get this disease, plus a man at age, 84 at the time! Now, Carl is cancer free and didn’t require any radiation or che-

mo; he’s just on hormones for the next five years. Carl has had wonderful care by his surgeon, Dr. Cheryl Olson and his oncologist at Scripps, Dr. Sabina Wallach. Since there is such a low percentage of men affected by this disease, I thought La Jolla Light readers might want to hear about this. I felt the need to bring more attention to breast cancer, particularly when it hits home!


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Washing for a reason

A harvest of fun at market


ity Councilwoman Sherri Lightner presents a proclamation that declared Oct. 23 La Jolla Open Aire Market Day. The market celebrated its 13th anniversary Sunday with an annual Harvest Festival, which included a cupcake walk, crafts for the kids, and a performance by the La Jolla Madrigals. On Lightner’s left, is Donna Scurio, president of the Friends of La Jolla Elementary foundation. On Lightner’s right is Sherry Ahern, the market’s founder, and Donna Tripi, the school’s principal. The children are all students at LJES.

ighth graders from Muirlands Middle School washed cars on Saturday to raise money for the East Coast Expedition scholarship fund. About 140 students will make the nine-day trek to visit Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington, D.C., this coming spring and every little bit helps to cover some of the cost for students who may need financial assistance. If you would like to contribute, donations can be made to Muirlands Middle School. They’ll be having another car wash in the new year. Pearl Preis Photos

Towels, hoses and teamwork make for fun and fundraising.

The hard working students take a break for a photo.

Children decorate mini-pumpkins.

The La Jolla High Madrigal singers perform. stePhen simPson Photos






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Cluster Association wants meeting to discuss budget woes By Dave SchwaB Drastic budget cuts will be required if the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is to stave off financial collapse. That was the sobering message delivered by SDUSD trustee Scott Barnett and Phil Stover, deputy superintendent of business, to the La Jolla Cluster Association (LJCA) serving La Jolla’s five public schools — La Jolla High, Muirlands Middle and Birdrock, La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools — at an Oct. 19 meeting. “My No. 1 job right now is to save San Diego Unified School District as we know it, to prevent it from going into financial failure,” said Barnett, who represents SubDistrict C’s coastal schools. “All school sites — every classroom — across the district will be impacted in some form or another.” To argue his case, Barnett brought along a handout titled “The Sobering Realities of Continuing Deficits.”

showing district budget cuts paralleling state budget cuts for education that have slashed SDUSD’s general fund by $450 million and reduced staff 15 percent since 2008. Stover echoed Barnett’s comments saying 14 school campuses districtwide will be closed — though none in Sub-District C which includes the La Jolla Cluster — and services and programs for other schools will be combined or reapportioned. After the meeting, members of the Cluster’s executive board — 10 parents (2 from each school), 10 teachers (2 from each school) and five principals — who were present spoke out about the crisis.

Budgetary challenges detailed: • A best-case $60 million to worst-case $115 million budgetary shortfall for fiscal year 2012-13. • The threat of $30 million in mid-year cuts. • A tight timeline for making budget decisions: January for mid-year cuts; March 15 for certified staff. “This is truly an asteroid heading toward our school district that can no longer be ignored,” Barnett said reacting to statistics

Frustrated reaction La Jolla Elementary Principal Donna Tripi said she felt “overwhelmed” by the district’s presentation. “I just wish that the state of California would find other ways to fund education other than relying on tax bases and economic factors,” she said. “We need to find a stable way to support education so our young people have a future.” Tripi added her budget planning method during these recessionary times has been to try to keep cuts as far away from kids as pos-

■ Read Supt. Bill Kowba’s message, A18 ■ Next week: How La Jolla’s school foundations are helping with funding shortfalls.

Phil Stover (left) and Scott Barnett (right) clue La Jolla cluster association members in on the district’s bleak budget outlook. Dave Schwab photo sible. “You just brace yourselves for what the next thing is, and work together to plan for it,” she said. Muirlands parent Natascha Vossen said she was “confused” about the state’s policy of deferring mandated payments to schools. La Jolla Elementary parent Fran Shimp described the possibility of the district becoming insolvent and the state taking over as “good for no one,” adding the answer may lie in financial reform, “but any financial reform has to come with accountability reform,” she said.

Bird Rock Elementary parent Lisa Bonebrake said a larger communitywide meeting is needed to allow Barnett and other SDUSD members to make their case for the necessity of drastic, across-the-board district budget cuts. “They need to let people know more, deeper cuts are coming down next year,” she said. “People need to stay up-to-date on what the picture is.” To this end, Cluster members are planning a community-wide meeting at La Jolla High School at a date yet to be determined.

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Local architect to look at style vs. regulation By Dave SchwaB La Jolla architect Laura DuCharme Conboy will discuss whether good architecture can be regulated during a slideshow at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. “My presentation will review the different regulations and ask if all these regulations we encase ourselves in help or hinder good design,” DuCharme said. Her speech is the ninth in the 10-lecture series, “Contemporary Architects Making History,” presented by the La Jolla Historical Society. A 1981 graduate of Arizona State University, she was mentored by La Jolla architects

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La Jolla Community Planning Association and La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee, DuCharme considers herself doubly qualified to evaluate regulations and their impact. “I have to apply them, and see how they’re applied by others,” she said. Noting building regulations can be both good and bad, DuCharme added that the real litmus test is “how well it works over time.” Primarily a residential architect, her award-winning work has been featured in publications locally and nationally. The Jewel’s architectural diversity is distinguishing, said DuCharme, because the older neighborhoods feature a plethora of housing styles; more modern subdivisions are homogenous.

“If you dictate (style) too much, then you don’t get the variety, charm and serendipity, the nice surprises where you see a craftsmanstyle home, then turn a corner and see a midcentury or a modern home,” she said. The trick, said DuCharme, is to strike the proper balance where unity combines with diversity to produce a look that is different, but not chaotic. DuCharme said her architecture doesn’t have a “signature style.” She designs “for what the clients are looking for and how it fits into the neighborhood.” The final speaker will be James Alcorn, who will discuss saving historical buildings and giving them new life on Dec. 15. Left: Laura Ducharme conboy

National Institutes of Health grant will fund Salk neuroscience center The Salk Institute has received a $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Neuroscience Core Center, a new research center intended to accelerate brain research that lays the foundation for developing new ways to treat congenital brain defects and neurological diseases. It is one of three new centers established this year to work on basic brain research. The funds will be used over five years to provide access to new technology and expertise for the Salk faculty, more than half of whom

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of Geisel Library at UCSD. Free admission. This is the first American film version of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale. John Barrymore stars as both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Following the show, stick around for some vintage 16mm silent short films suitable for Halloween (with the audience assisting on some of the sound effects). (858) 8225758. http://scottsounds. com n UCSD Halloween Costume Contest: Open to students, faculty, staff and the community, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31, at Price Center West Plaza. Prizes, categories and contest guidelines at on. (858) 534-6444.

Oct. 14 • Fay Avenue (7500 block) Vehicle theft, 9 a.m. • Caminito Herminia (5400 block) Commercial burglary, 7:30 p.m. • Camino De La Costa (400 block) Vehicle break-in, 9 p.m. Oct. 16 • Playa Del Norte Street (200 block) Aggravated assault (non-DV), 12:41 a.m. • Forward Street (300 block) Vehicle break-in, 8 p.m. • Villa La Jolla Drive

(8800 block) Vehicle theft, 9 p.m. Oct. 17 • Abalone Place (5600 block) Residential burglary, 4 p.m. • Eads Avenue (7500 block) Simple assault (nonDV), 8:14 p.m. • Fay Avenue (7400 block) Vehicle break-in, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 18 • Genter Street (800 block) Vehicle break-in, 3:45 a.m.

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The Seniors Computer Group of San Diego will celebrate the 27th anniversary of its founding Oct. 29 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., where the group meets every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The meeting will include a special presentation on how to get the most out of Microsoft Word software. There also will be refreshments and prizes for those attending. For the past 27 years, SCG has been following its motto of “Seniors Helping Seniors” to learn more about what the computer can do to enhance their lives. A question-and- answer session is the highlight of each meeting, and members also make presentations on what they have learned or recently installed on their computers. Learn more at

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A Southern California symbol — the fan palm Although the redwoods (Sequoia spp.) were declared the official California State Tree in 1937, it could be said that Southern California has its own symbolic By Kelly Stewart tree — the fan palm. Two fan palm species within the Washingtonia genus are routinely associated with California, and visions of blue skies with towering skinny palm trees lining sunny streets make many people think of our state. Fan palms are native to our area (really one of the only indigenous palm trees that we have in the U.S.) and are popular landscaping trees. We have Mexican fan palms (Washingtonia robusta) and California fan palms (Washingtonia filifera) growing throughout our neighborhood and the two are closely related and similar in appearance. Both fan palms grow very tall, with some soaring to more than 100 feet, and they have fruit that is edible. The California fan palm has a more robust trunk, white flowers and filaments between the leaflets (filifera means thread-bearing) while the Mexican fan palm is taller, has orangey-pink flowers and is more common near

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By Dave SchwaB A conservative legal group last week filed an emergency motion in an effort to stop removal or alterations to the Mount Soledad cross until the matter can be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Oct. 20, on behalf of the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association, the Texasbased conservative Christian advocacy and legal defense group Liberty Institute stepped in. Their move came after the Ninth Circuit Court majority voted not to grant a rehearing of the ruling by a three-judge panel opposing the federal government’s ownership of the cross. In January, the three judges found the Defense Department’s maintenance of the cross constitutes an unconstitutional governmental endorsement of religion. “We won this last round,” said Jim McElroy, the attorney representing the late Philip Paulson, a Vietnam War veteran who, in 1989, sued the city of San Diego over the cross. Paulson contended the cross’s existence excludes non-Christian veterans while violating the Constitutional separation of church and state. But McElroy conceded the Court of Appeals’ latest decision does little to alter the status quo. “It was a nice victory, but it doesn’t change anything,” he said. “There is only one remaining legal option — to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear it.”

Attorney Charles Berwanger, representing the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association, the La Jolla veterans group which built the cross as a Korean War memorial in 1954, said following lat week’s action “the federal court did not order removal of the cross, but it did remand the matter back to the trial court to take further action.” He added that they plan to “ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision pending their review of our writ of certiorari (appeal to review the lower court’s ruling).” In 2006, Congress passed legislation authorizing the federal government to acquire the Mount Soledad land on which the 29-foot cross sits by eminent domain. Two years ago, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns upheld that law, but the appellate panel disagreed. Noting 95 percent of such appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court are denied, McElroy said, “This case does have a long and interesting history.” Noting the U.S. Supreme Court of late has been weighing in more often on issues relating to separation of church and state, McElroy said, “There’s maybe a 10 or 15 percent chance the U.S. Supreme Court will take it.” However, McElroy pointed out the process involved in the nation’s top court deciding whether to hear the Soledad cross appeal could take months — or years.


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From breast cancer, a1 Question: When were you diagnosed? Answer: The middle of January 2011, I felt a lump in my right breast and mentioned it to my wife, Judee. She urged me to see my primary doctor, which I did on Jan. 26. Dr. Rhodes sent me to Scripps for more tests and on Feb. 8 we received the diagnosis that it was cancer. What a shock to us — me with breast cancer? I’m 84 years old, and have breast cancer? When my wife originally called Scripps for the biopsy, they thought she was calling by mistake because the appointment was for a man, and she was transferred to another department for the test. She was persistent and said it was for me and I might have breast cancer, so they set the appointment for the biopsy. The diagnosis was stage 2, receptor positive cancer, (3.7 cm mass removed.) I’ve since turned 85 on Oct. 12. Q: What type of treatment did you receive? A: I received a mastectomy on Feb. 15, 2011 on my right breast, and two lymph nodes were removed to see if the cancer had spread, and it hadn’t! I continue to see both the surgeon and oncologist and they say I’m doing great. I did not require any chemo or radiation, but I’m taking estrogen therapy for five years. I have also had a mammogram for the left breast to be sure that cancer hasn’t affected the left breast. I have on-going visits with my surgeon and oncologist to check my progress. Q: Was there any one person/thing/routine that served as your rock during this time? If so, please describe. A: Yes, my wife, Judee. She was there with me and for me every step of the way. She was adamant that I needed to see the primary doctor pronto to see what’s going on, then scheduling my appointments, going with me, being there for my surgery, taking notes on follow-up appointments for us, and being my “nurse” at home. She made sure I followed the routine set for me by my doctors to help with my recovery. I would call her “Nurse Ratched,” but I appreciated her help! We’ve been married almost 37 years and I know that she was there for me. I was back on the golf course by March 18 chipping and putting, and then soon back to my old routine of four days a week at the club. We are members at San Diego Country Club. Q: How did this diagnosis impact your finances? Did you have any insurance struggles?

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A: I have good medical insurance through Blue Cross as well as Medicare. No, the insurance was wonderful and no impact on us at all. Q: Did this diagnosis impact your work? If so, how? A: Since I’ve been retired since 1985, the only effect was not being able to golf for that month. I was back chipping and putting and I’m now on the course full time. Q: Is there anything about this experience you want people to know, that they may not know or is not commonly known? A: Since breast cancer in men is at a low percentage, and not highly publicized like it is for women, my advice to men is to listen to your body, and intuition, and if you feel something strange, like the lump I found, get it checked out! Awareness of breast cancer for men needs more publicity. Everything you read is about women. Editor’s note: Judee has since joined up with Susan G. Komen, and she and Terri Davis chaired a Rally for the Cure at the San Diego Country Club on Oct. 18 to raise not only funds for

cancer research but awareness to men being afflicted by this disease. Fourty-four women played in the tournament wearing their pink! “We raffled off more than 40 prizes (pictured above), sold mulligans and miracle putts, and, of course, accepted checks from anyone who wanted to donate to the cause! “ she said.

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Attorney wants city to pay him for fireworks suit By Dave SchwaB Environmental attorney Marco Gonzalez is seeking $756,132 in reimbursement from the city for court fees incurred in lawsuits over permitting and environmental regulations for Fourth of July fireworks displays. “Attorney fees total $350,000 and we asked for a multiplier, which is routinely granted in cases like this, for work we’ve been doing since June 2010,” said Livia Borak, an associate at Coast Law Group. The firm sued the city and nonprofit La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation, conMarco tending the city inappropriGonzalez ately issued a permit for the Foundation’s annual July 4 fireworks at La Jolla Cove. “Those fees are not inflated,” said Borak. “These are the hours we actually spent litigating this case.” Borak said the mission of the nonprofit Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF) the firm represents is to “broaden coastal access for everyone and protect water quality.”

Sometimes, she added, litigation is a tool to accomplish that end. “We took this case on contingency, and if we had lost, we wouldn’t have seen a dime,” said Borak. “But we won. That’s the only reason why we’re able to ask for attorney’s fees.” Coast Law also contends its legal action challenging the city’s existing permitting and environmental regulations for hosting fireworks displays over water constitutes a public benefit. “We brought to light that the city was unlawfully permitting (fireworks) events every year without doing environmental review,” she said adding, “There’s no reason why taxpayers should be paying for private-entity fireworks.” Deputy City Attorney Glenn Spitzer said the city would contest the fee request and disputed the environmental law group’s contentions that their side prevailed and that the case benefited the public. “This is still a live dispute in that the court of appeal will have the final say on the issue of prevailing party,” Spitzer said. “The city will argue that Marco did not accomplish his primary goal of shutting down the La Jolla Cove firework show. He did not confer a significant benefit on the general public, and

Vaporizers – Not Just For Marijuana Anymore A La Jolla start up company has reinvented the vaporizer to provide relief from common ailments, such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, and asthma. Clovershield, Inc. has developed a state-of-the-art device while working with clinical herbalists to introduce organic, all-natural herbal blends as viable options to pharmaceuticals. Vaporization delivers the herbal medicine to the pulmonary system and into the bloodstream safely and instantly for immediate results, without harmful side effects.

his fees are unreasonable.” A court hearing on Coast Law Group’s bill to the has been set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Judge Linda Quinn’s courtroom, Department 74. Quinn, who issued the ruling favoring Gonzalez’s initial lawsuit stayed her order last spring to give city officials time to determine how they would comply. Gonzalez has contended fireworks harm sea life in the Cove, which lies within the protected San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. They ultimately are seeking more extensive environmental review — at much greater cost — in the permitting process to fireworks events over water. In August 2011, the City Council voted 7-1 to appeal a Superior Court ruling that the Parks and Recreation Department must follow state environmental guidelines when issuing permits for fireworks shows. Fireworks organizers claimed following state guidelines would be prohibitively expensive and put them out of business. The city argued those changes would severely increase staff workload. Noting the court ruled the park-use permit to host a fireworks display is discretionary

and therefore subject to environmental review, Spitzer replied that the city has always treated this permit as a ministerial permit (meaning the city is without discretion in issuing it). Such permits are not subject to environmental review, he said. “To rectify the issue, City Council voted in favor of park-use permitting amendments on Oct. 11 intended to ensure the process remains ministerial,” he said. Spitzer added the city has also always maintained that stand- alone firework shows (those not involving food and alcohol) do not require a special event permit, a point CERF attorney Marco Gonzalez has challenged. “The city passed an amendment to the Special Event Ordinance on May 24, 2011, that clearly exempted standalone firework shows from the ordinance,” Spitzer said. “Therefore, stand-alone firework shows now clearly do not require a special event permit, which is a discretionary permit and potentially subject to environmental review.” Gonzalez has challenged the May 24 amendments in a separate lawsuit.

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ird Rock Elementary fifthgrade students from Ginny Larowe’s, Melissa King’s and Angela Volk’s classes painted the windows of more than 20 participating businesses along La Jolla Boulevard on Monday. After they were finished, children were treated to hot chocolate at Starbucks at 5604 La Jolla Blvd. Jenna Torbensen, left, and Nan Pieper handpaint ghosts.

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Local companies up for CONNECT awards Five La Jolla companies are among the finalists for CONNECT’s 24th annual Most Innovative New Product “MIP” Awards competition. The awards, designed to recognize innovation in the region, showcase locally developed, cutting-edge products in eight categories from life-saving medical technologies to the latest action sport creation. “This year we received a record number of new product nominations, a 35 percent increase over the past three years,” said Duane Roth, chief executive officer at CONNECT. The 24 finalists were selected from more than 140 nominations, and then evaluated by 150 of San Diego’ leading industry experts and business executives. On Dec. 9, the finalists will display their products and learn who the winners are during a luncheon at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. The La Jolla companies in the running are: n Aerospace and Security Technologies Category: MicroPower Technologies, Inc. for MPT2500 Rugged-i. Their product is the only integrated, wireless, solarpowered IP video camera, which allows for placement anywhere because it completely eliminates the need for costly trenching and cabling.

n Communications and IT Category: Kyocera Communications for Kyocera Echo: The first dual-touchscreen smartphone has displays that can be used to run applications side by side, or can combine to form a single display, bridging the gap between cell phones and tablets. Swarmology, Inc. for Swarmology: The company is the category leader in the life science industries for big data analytics, intelligence and engagement for social media healthcare dialogue. n Life Science – Diagnostics and Research Tools Category: Targeson, Inc. for Visistar VEGFR2: Their ultrasound molecular imaging agent targeted to the VEGFR2 molecule expressed in tumor angiogenesis is the firstto-market contrast agent to enable ultrasound molecular imaging of primary and metastatic cancers. n Software: SwoopThat, LLC for SwoopThat: Helping students and their families save up to 75 percent on textbooks in roughly 10 minutes through its proprietary course search technology. For more information about the awards or to register to attend, go to

Parks department applies for year-round seal rope

“Children’s Pool is historic tideland trust lands and those can’t be delegated to local government so it remains with the commission,” said Lee McEachern, district regulatory supervisor for the San Diego Coastal Commission’s District Office. The issue will be considered a public hearing at the Coastal Commission the next time it meets in Southern California, likely in January, McEachern said. “We’ll be doing our own independent review and analysis,” he added. More online at

The city’s Park & Recreation Department has submitted a new application for a year-round barrier separating people from seals at La Jolla’s Children’s Pool. The city Planning Commission had previously rejected the year-round barrier, but it has since been determined that the beach falls within the purview of the California Coastal Commission.

Bookkeeper’s case delayed By Dave SchwaB A preliminary hearing for a Loma Portal woman who pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $3 million from Jack’s La Jolla where she worked as a bookkeeper has been rescheduled for Dec. 6. Tara Virginia Moore, 39, faces more than 10 years in prison if convicted of grand theft and embezzlement. Bill Mitchell, deputy district attorney, said Moore’s preliminary hearing, originally set for Nov. 10, was postponed to allow time to sort through evidence. “There is a lot of discovery (evidence sharing) going on and we’re still in the process of getting in boxes and boxes — eight so far — full of records that provide the basis of the case,” Mitchell said. Paul Pfingst, Moore’s attorney and former San Diego County District Attorney, said the prosecution at the preliminary hearing would have to show “a reasonable suspicion” that a crime has taken place, in order for the judge to order a trial. Should a trial be ordered, Pfingst said it would likely start in

mid-2012, as both attorneys in the case have other trial commitments that will likely impact scheduling. Moore — who filed for bankruptcy in 2009 — was identified as a suspect in the case during a year-long investigation into extensive monetary losses at Jack’s La Jolla, a high-end, restaurantbar that closed in August 2009. Moore worked for the Girard Avenue nightclub for about four years, beginning in 2005. The alleged fraud came to light when the owner of Jack’s, Bill Berkley, hired a forensic accountant to examine the restaurant’s financial records dating back to 2003. The matter was then turned over to police. Previously, Pfingst submitted statements from witnesses in court who said it was well-known that Moore was supporting Jack’s from life insurance proceeds she received after her husband died. Pfingst said Moore lost more than $2 million of her own money. Mitchell countered that the money Moore was “loaning” was actually money she had misappropriated from Jack’s. — City News Service contributed to this report.


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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS CJ Charles Jewelers builds on success Customer service and industry insight have been Vahid Moradi’s keys to success in the luxury watch and jewelry industry. “The best service wins the game,” said the president of CJ Charles Jewelers at 1135 Prospect St. in La Jolla. “I’m selfishly looking out for my clients.” Moradi started out with a small estate jewelry store and 25 years later it’s morphed into a 2,000-square-foot salon with 146 display cases. Fifteen years ago, Moradi made a crossroads decision to “explore the industry,” which led to discovering and championing the FlorenceVahid based Panerai brand, Moradi Since then, he said, it has become “the shooting star of all our brands.” “Nobody recognized it, nobody knew what it was,” he recalled. “We just grew it.” In November, CJ Charles plans to unveil the next stage in its evolution: an exclusive Panerai boutique, one of only four nationwide. This boutique will be unique, prom-

ised Moradi. “Right behind the showroom floor, we will have a state-of-the-art service facility that no other Panerai boutique will have,” he said. That means his master watchmaker, trained and certified by the Italian company, can work on the exquisite timepieces when otherwise they would have to be sent out of town. CJ Charles Jewelers offers some of the watch industry’s most distinguished brands, from A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Bvlgari, Cartier and Omega Watches, to Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Paneria and Piaget. In addition to these fine Swiss watches, CJ Charles Jewelers offers many different styles of designer and estate jewelry, Baccarat Crystals, Montegrappa Writing Instruments, Cartier accessories and Underwood watch holders and winders. Moradi said Cartier, the gold standard in the industry, continues to be a big seller for him, especially with women. “Cartier has been an incredible partnership for us for many years,” he noted. For more information, call CJ Charles at (858) 454-5390 or visit www.

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Transdental blends quality care, tranquility Dr. Kristine Tran welcomes you to her new dental practice in La Jolla. She spent two years practicing dentistry in the Bay Area before opening Transdental Family Care in Mira Mesa in 1994 and now has opened a second location near her home in La Jolla. She recently acquired and renovated the building at 864 Prospect St., now named the Transdental Building. In this new tranquil, relaxed and friendly atmosphere near the beach, Dr. Tran offers attentive, personalized and gentle dental care for the entire family. This location is also host to Middleton and Associates Real Estate and WJ Bradley Mortgage. It is a very welcoming building that has all the charm of a La Jolla landmark. The Transdental office offers a unique mix of contemporary styling and fixtures with the quaint feel of a La Jolla cottage. The ocean-view back deck and gardens take you to a peaceful place where you can relax and enjoy a quite moment. Complete with a private cottage, the grounds are a true statement of La Jolla’s beauty. Couple that with excellent dental care and you have a practice that is unique and poised to succeed. Dr. Tran received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco.

Dr. Tran is a member of the American and California Dental Associations, the San Diego County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the San Diego Share the Care Dental. Dr. Tran is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, up-to-date procedures that result in beautiful, long-lasting smiles. When she is not working you can find this La Jolla resident spending time with her two children, or doing yoga, cooking or enjoying the beach. For more information stop by 864 Prospect St., visit or call (858) 459-2897.


News about busiNesses arouNd La JoLLa n A new gallery, New World Artifacts has opened at 7920 Ivanhoe Ave. The shop, owned by Jack Hart, carries prehistoric art and artifacts primarily from the Americas, art that was produced before European contact — in stone, ceramic and metals. Hart said they have artifacts representing almost all the early cultures in North, Central and South America. They also showcase some contemporary art in basketry work by the Wounaan Indians of Colombia, inlay works in plate and vase forms also from Colombian artisans, as well as some original and reproduction precolumbian jewelry, Hart said. Call (858) 551-8801 or go to n Armone’s Core Connection, a Pilates and fitness training gym, will move on Nov. 1 to a new space at 7438 Girard Ave. Armone’s Core Connection, was founded in 2010 by certified master Pilates instructor Armone Sullivan. For information:

n Timothy J. Hinde has leased 800 square feet of space at 1241 Prospect St. for a new business called Krafty Krepes. He signed a five year, two-month lease with 1241 Prospect Associates, LLC for $348,222. Mike Slattery of Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial represented the lessee in the transaction. Tandis Arjmand of Gallery Properties represented the lessor. n Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial announced that Ligand Pharmaceuticals has signed an 84-month lease valued at $3.9 million for 16,429 square feet of office and laboratory space at Arenisca in Torrey Pines. Ligand is the first lease signed at the laboratory and office project currently under construction at 11119 North Torrey Pines Road. Brian Starck, Jerry Keeney and Dave Odmark of Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial’s Life Sciences Group represented the property developer and owner, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., in the transaction. T.D. Rolf of Studley represented Ligand.

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San Diego’s Scripps Health was selected as one of the top 100 employers for working mothers, according to rankings released today by Working Mother magazine. The publication cited the health care firm’s $2.9 million comprehensive employee wellness program, which provides for inexpensive basic medical care and on-site

La Jolla resident Juanita Brooks, a principal with Fish & Richardson, has been named San Diego Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, a new award fort the magazine. Brooks has a nationwide trial practice, specializing in complex intellectual property litigation. She has handled more than 80 trials in her career.

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Fisher & Phillips offers harassment training seminar Fisher & Phillips LLP will present a seminar, “Legally Required Sexual Harassment Training,” from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Embassy Suites La Jolla, 4550 La Jolla Village Drive. State law requires that all California employers with 50 or more employees provide at least two hours of harassment avoidance training to all supervisors every two years. Additionally, new supervisors or newly promoted supervisors must receive the required training within six months of hire or promotion. The seminar, which includes a continental breakfast, costs $95 per person or $85 per

person for two or more individuals from the same company. A “Train the Trainer” session for $250 will follow the morning program from 10:45 a.m. to noon for human resources professionals experienced in the area of sexual harassment training and investigations. It will provide attendees the necessary tools to personally conduct sexual harassment training within their respective organizations. To register for either seminar or for more information visit, call (866) 644-5610 or e-mail jgreenbaum@

What’s All The Hype with Social Media? I’m sure you’ve seen “Like Us On Facebook, Follow Us On Twitter, Check-In On Foursquare” out and about in La, Jolla, CA. What does all this mean for La Jolla and businesses in general? It means more ways to connect to the consumer, which is YOU.The power of social media has, forever, changed our world. It hasn’t just helped our business, it has helped local towns and mom and pop stores, across the world, build their business back up from a distressed market.The consumer might visit your website once every year or so, but if they connect with you via social media, you now have the ability to speak to the consumer on a daily basis – that’s huge. I was once asked,“It sounds like I don’t need a website anymore.” My reply was definitely,“That’s NOT the case. As you’re probably well aware, all social networks change on a daily basis, however, you always have control over your website. The point of social media for businesses is to connect with the consumer and help drive traffic back to your website.


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village merchants off on right foot, but step carefully our view As the La Jolla Village Merchants Association moves into its first full year of operation, the board deserve a pat on the back and a word of caution. They’ve set out an ambitious plan to tackle the ills of the Village business district — lack of maintenance over the past couple of years and continuing economic pressure — and to bring back the panache the commu-

nity has lost. As Phil Coller, the group’s president, said Tuesday, they have “flattened out” the organizational structure so that people can focus on finite issues. But that revised structure still includes three pages of assignments. That’s where our caution comes in: Focus on the most important first and don’t get carried away by trying to do too much too soon. A case in point was last week’s Gallery Wine Walk & Taste, which drew its smallest crowd ever and likely cost

the organization some money. We like what we’re hearing and seeing. New holiday lights were fired up at some stores Monday night — the first of what we hope will be many. A subcommittee is working on bringing music to the Village; another is organizing to attract new businesses. There’s a new La Jolla website in the works and a partnership formed with the Historical Society to get the merchants more involved in a bigger and better Concours D’Elegance (formerly the La Jolla Motor Car Classic).

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Mid-year cuts: Pulling ‘trigger’ could destroy public education in california The La Jolla Light (USPS 1980) is published every Thursday by San Diego

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Last January, Governor Brown proposed a budget that balanced budget cuts with new tax revenues to support public education. That bold proposal was dependent on a bipartisan compromise in the legislature that would have given voters the opportunity to decide if they wanted to support public education. With no Republican support for his balanced revenues and cuts approach, the governor was forced to sign a budget that was based on precarious revenue expectations. That budget included “trigger cuts” that could drastically cut education funding midyear if revenue projections in December fall below the revenue assumptions. For the first three months of this fiscal year, California is already more than $700 million below revenue projections. Should those projections fall more than $2 billion below the target, K-12 education could be cut by as much as $1.5 billion and San Diego Unified would be cut approximately $30 million midyear. Even without midyear cuts San Diego Unified is facing a deficit of approximately $60 million

for 2012-13. After four straight years of budget reductions, balancing next year’s budget will be more difficult than ever. It will necessitate more layoffs, class-size increases, and serious negotiations with employee groups about salary and benefit concessions that could mitigate the number of layoffs. To maintain the fiscal solvency of the district, we will need to enter these negotiations with a spirit of collaboration to reach a workable budget solution that can preserve the quality of education we provide to San Diego’s children. If the State pulls the trigger on midyear cuts, the district will have few viable options other than to use depleted reserves and one-time solutions. This quick fix will escalate the projected deficit for 2012/13 to an unmanageable level of over $100 million. Under that worst-case scenario, even with employee concessions and hundreds of teacher and support staff layoffs, a balanced budget will be very difficult to achieve, challenging the fiscal solvency of the district. The future of public education in California rests in the hands of the legislature and the Governor. Will they find an alternative to pulling the trigger, or will they give Californians an opportunity to vote on education funding, before it’s too late to save our schools?

By shelli Kurth and teresa drew Directors, Up for Ed

The new school year is in full swing. Parents are back to rushing kids to and from school, helping with homework and juggling schedules. On top of these packed days, maybe you’ll squeeze in classroom volunteer time or even attend a board of education meeting. Good for you. But you better hold onto your socks, because new California state legislation sweep-

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We’re making progress on managed competition By Jerry sanders Mayor, City of San Diego

ing across the nation turns the idea of “parent engagement” upside down. The Parent Empowerment Law or “parent trigger” gives parents the ability to transform their failing schools. What’s the “parent trigger?” Much as the name implies, it’s a tool that parents can use to band together and turn around a failing school. If 51 percent of parents whose children attend a failing school sign a petition, they can force or “trigger” one of five school intervention models. Parents have a big responsibility in this new educational landscape that moves beyond

Recently, the San Diego City Council showed they’re serious about addressing San Diego’s longterm budget health when they voted to support putting Miramar Landfill operations out to bid through the city’s managed competition program. I applaud the City Council — specifically Councilmembers Sherri Lightner, Kevin Faulconer, Tony Young, Carl DeMaio and Lorie Zapf – for their common-sense vote to allow private companies to compete against city employees for work at the Miramar Landfill. This incentivizes city employees to find efficiencies wherever possible in order to be competitive against the private sector. In the end, the taxpayers win. I especially commend Councilmember Sherri Lightner, who once again demonstrated her independence and policy knowledge when she voted to approve the motion with key amendments that ensure continued stringent environmental standards. The bidding process we’re about to embark on could cut landfill operation costs by millions of dollars. For proof of this concept, we can look at the results of the first managed competition, which was for publishing and reprographic services to city departments. Earlier this year, city employees’ won the bid by whittling about $1 million a year off the cost of the service. These are funds that now can be used to put more police on the streets, staff fire engines, and improve service at parks and libraries. Managed competition builds on the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of savings on city services implemented during my administration, including streamlining and consolidating city departments; reducing budgeted vacant positions by more than 1,700 and redirecting those funds to other services; reforming retiree healthcare by making employees contribute toward the benefit;

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But the biggest project, just mentioned in passing Tuesday, is supporting an effort that could reshape “The Dip” at Prospect Street into a new “heart” for La Jolla. It’s an exciting concept, but one that could easily overwhelm the group. So heed our caution please. The Village needs all the work you’re putting in — and more. So if you’re a member of the Business Improvement District, get involved. These volunteers need your help. Contact

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New ag-biotech company puts down roots in La Jolla PreSS releaSe Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a La Jollabased company using genomics technology to develop biofuels, biochemicals, and new bio-based food products, and Plenus, S.A. de C.V., a Mexico-based investing and management company with extensive experience in a variety of business areas including agribusiness, have formed Agradis. The new agricultural biotechnology company, with offices on North Torrey Pines Road and field research stations in the U.S. and Mexico, will focus on developing and commercializing products to sustainably improve crop production efficiency using new advances in genomics and plant breeding. Initially, Agradis will focus on producing superior crops through advances in genomics and developing crop protection and plant growth enhancing products using beneficial, plant-associated microorganisms. Agradis has also closed a $20 million Series A financing round which will be used to establish the company infrastructure and to support product development and commercialization. Agradis has an experienced management team that includes chief executive officer Alejandro Rodriguez, who has decades of experience in successfully commercializing agricultural products and advancing crop production technologies having worked at and with some of the top agri-

culture companies in the United States and Mexico. Tom Christensen, whose background melds agricultural product development, business development leadership and advanced farming technologies, will serve as president. “Building on the decades of breakthroughs in microbial and plant genomic sequencing and analysis, SGI was founded with the notion that these new insights could help us develop higher yielding and more environmentally sustainable crops,” said J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., co-founder and co-chairman of Agradis and chairman and CEO of SGI. “We also had a vision that these plants could be successfully developed as new feedstocks for biofuels. Through the formation of Agradis with Plenus we now have the potential to realize these goals.” Alfonso Romo is co-founder and cochairman of Agradis and chairman and CEO, Plenus, S.A. de C.V..

From mayor, a18 and other reform and efficiency measures. By the time I leave office in December 2012, we’ll have eliminated the city’s longstanding structural budget deficit, allowing the next mayor to start with a clean slate. With landfill operations now going out

to bid, we’re lining up the competitive bids for fleet services, street sweeping, street/ sidewalk maintenance and public utilities customer service — with more to come. We expect to be reporting many more financial success stories soon.

Get your dancin’ shoes on

ooh la la Dance company marked its grand opening on oct. 9 at 7467 cuvier St. owner and director Susie “Salsa Susie” Nguyen, with scissors, was joined by a crowd at the event and welcomed to the community by the la Jolla Village merchants association economic Development committee. among the group are her key investor and mom, margarita Nguyen, and staff members, Justin meloni, mary Nguyen, Bonnie Delbridge, meghan alonso and mark alonso. reach them at (805) 252-6900. LEON CHOW pHOtO From SchoolS, a18 bake sales. State legislation in California and around the country is putting parents in a more influential position. We must ask ourselves, “How can our community come together to make sure schools put kids first?” Many San Diego parents are watching their children be under-served and left behind. Some families can afford to avoid public schools. Others either land at charters or


Community Calendar Thursday, Oct. 27 • 6:55 a.m. La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro • 4 p.m. Traffic & Transportation Committee, La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. • 7 p.m. Contemporary Architects Making History Lecture Series, La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St.

Monday, Oct. 31 • 3-6 p.m. Pillage the Village. Free treats, courtesy of participating La Jolla merchants.

Saturday, Oct. 29 • 9 a.m. Nell Carpenter Beautification/ Streetscape Cleanup. Sign in at corner of Girard Avenue and Wall Street. Call Esther Viti (619) 742-1373 or e-mail beautljviti@ • 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soroptimists of La Jolla Garage Sale to raise funds for programs benefitting women and girls, 2613 Schenley Terrace.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 • 7:30 a.m. Soroptimist International of La Jolla meeting, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino del Oro. • 11:45 a.m. Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary, Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive.

Sunday, Oct. 23 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Aire Market, La Jolla Elementary School, Girard Avenue at Genter Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 • Noon Rotary Club of La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. • 6 p.m. Town Council Poker Night, 7811 Herschel Ave.

Thursday, Nov. 3 • 6:55 a.m. La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. • 6 p.m. Community Planning Association Meeting, La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

remain at local public schools. Now, with parents in the reformer seat, we’ll have to become savvier about what a quality education looks like for our kids. It’s time to look at life between the hours of 6 and 6 to see what’s really going on. Like it or not, parents are now the face of reform and it’s high time we do our homework. — Shelli Kurth and Teresa Drew are directors of UP for Ed. Learn more at

Dorothy Parsons 1922 - 2011

Dorothy Parsons, long-time UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography employee, passed away in September in La Jolla. She was 89. After graduating from college in Indiana, Dorothy began her career as a chemist in Okinawa, Japan. On returning from her overseas assignment,

Dorothy moved to San Diego and began her second career at the new and exciting UCSD campus. Dorothy’s outgoing personality, and her keen listening and mediation skills were attributes that served her well in UCSD’s Personnel Office. Her love of the ocean and interest in life sciences landed her at SIO where she remained throughout her university career. Dorothy was a keen believer in volunteerism. Throughout her career and into retirement, Dorothy committed her time and expertise to the university as well as a number of nonprofit, civic, and professional organizations. Most importantly for Dorothy, she became a founding member of The Ellen Revelle Society, a fund established by Ellen Clark Revelle to build endowment at SIO.

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Dorothy’s friends, colleagues, and family will always remember Dorothy’s joy for life, her love of SIO, a good party, black cats, and fast cars. She always made time for her friends and the university she loved; she will be greatly missed. Donations in Dorothy’s name can be made to: The Ellen Revelle Fund, c/o Dyanne Hoffman, at the SIO Development Office., 858534-7114. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

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Challenged Athletes Foundation raises nearly $1.2 million BY PHIL DAILEY he Challenged Athletes Foundation held two of its signature events during the past weekend with the Million Dollar Challenge and the San Diego Triathlon Challenge. The Million Dollar Challenge finished at Kellogg Park on Friday afternoon with 100 cyclist completing a seven-day ride that started in San Francisco on Oct. 15. Among the riders of the 620-mile journey was NBA legend Bill Walton. “Words can not describe what the Challenged Athletes Foundation does for peo-


ple,” Walton said. “This week, and everything involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation is the best thing I have ever done with my life. “To spend a week on the coast of our great state with the most interesting, the most proud, the most intelligent, the most thoughtful, the most caring, the most selfless people that I have ever been associated with — it’s just absolutely phenomenal for me.” On Sunday, CAF’s San Diego Triathlon Challenge took place with 700 participants with a swim near La Jolla Cove, a 44-mile bike ride and a 10-mile run. The event raised roughly $1.2 million for the foundation.

NBA legend Bill Walton gets high-fives from fellow racers as he finishes the Million Dollar Challenge on Friday. More photos online. PHIL DAILEY PHOTO

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Cathedral too much for La Jolla in showdown By Rick LeBeau In a key match-up of Division III water polo rivals with implications for CIF seedings on the line, Cathedral Catholic squared off against La Jolla in their second match of the season last week. Playing at Coggan Family Aquatic Complex, the Vikings looked to avenge their earlier loss at the Dons’ home pool. The Vikings got off to a slow start, allowing Cody Smith to score for the Dons on their first possession of the game. Trailing by two late in the first quarter, the Vikings managed to convert a steal by Aaron Robbins and pulled within a goal, 2-1. Despite the play in goal of freshman Matt Allen, the Vikings were unable to get even. They fell behind at half, 4-1. Following the break, the Dons won the sprint and took possession of the ball. A quick steal and a pass up tank to a streaking TJ Pugmire led to a goal 20 seconds into the quarter and a momentum shift in favor of the Vikings. Moments later, Pugmire earned a penalty shot, which he converted to bring the Vikes back within

one, 4-3. TJ would score again just before the end of the quarter to narrow the gap to 5-4, but the Dons found an open shot in front of the cage with two-tenths of a second remaining in the quarter to deflate the charge by La Jolla. The fourth quarter got off to a rocky start for La Jolla, as the Dons capitalized on passing errors to convert two early goals and extend their lead to 8-4. The Vikings put together a mild rally late in the game with LJHS senior Dylan Hallman looks to make a pass against cathedral catholic. goals by Zach Nelson, Cole Rick Lebeau photos Martinez, and finally Brandon Flores with 6 seconds to go in the game. That made the final tally 9-7 in favor of Cathedral Catholic, solidifying their position as the third-ranked team in the county among Division III water polo powers. La Jolla will remain solidly at No. 4. Coronado and Bishops will battle for the top seed the rest of the season, after the Knights knocked off the top-ranked Islanders in Coronado in sudden death overtime Oct. 19. Cody Smith finished the game as high scorer with four goals for Cathedral. Pugmire La Jolla High junior TJ Pugmire in action last week against cathedral catholic. had three goals for La Jolla.



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For Sports Football The Bishop’s School will host rival La Jolla Country Day on Saturday night at La Jolla High School. This year’s game is now a league matchup with the Torreys joining the Coastal League this season. To add more intrigue, it’s also homecoming for the Knights, who have lost three straight games for the first time since the 2008 season. As for the Torreys, they are 6-1 on the season and are coming off their first loss last week against Santa Fe Christian. The game is not only critical for local bragging rights, but for CIF positioning next month. Bishop’s has won the last two meetings, 34-21 last season and a 14-13 win in 2009 while Country Day last won in 2008 by a score of 21-20.


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Torreys’ winning streak ends Week in SporTS By Phil Dailey In a showdown for first place in the Coastal League, La Jolla Country Day was beaten by Santa Fe Christian at home last Friday night, 49-14. It was the first loss of the season for the Torreys (6-1 overall, 1-1 league). Junior Sage Burmeister led the offense with 98 yards rushing, including a 70-yard TD. On the other side of the ball, the Torreys were simply unable to stop Santa Fe Christian’s (6-1, 2-0) rushing attack which had 268 yards on 38 attempts. Here are last week’s scores: Tuesday, Oct. 18 Girls golf n La Jolla 212, Point Loma 225 at Balboa Juliette Garay was the low scorer, shooting a 34. Girls volleyball n La Jolla Country Day def. Tri-City Christian 26-24, 25-15, 25-7. Kendall Peterkin led the Torreys with 13 kills. Girls tennis n La Jolla Country Day 14, Escondido Charter 4

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Fond memories of La Jolla keep singer/songwriter Gary Jules coming home Gary Jules has had a long career recording and touring, and is finishing his first new album in three years with childhood friend Michael Andrews. It’s been a decade since they recorded Gary Jules Jules’ seminal album “Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets,” and the song “Mad World.” Jules’ cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World” was No. 1 in the UK in 2003, nearly three years after it was recorded for the indie noir film “Donnie Darko,” with Andrews. After years of touring, Jules came home to California. After the birth of his first child, he left record companies behind, downsizing to a more sustainable music life that would better afford him time to be home with his family, who he moved to the mountains of North Carolina in 2006. “Falling Awake,” from his independently released self-titled album, appeared on two Billboard Top 100 charts in January 2007, a week after being featured in an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” In spring 2008, newly recorded Jules’ songs from the album “Bird,” began circulating online. Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis and director Philip Seymour Hoffman used two of the songs, “Goodnight Billie” and “Bird/Little Greenie,” in an OffBroadway production of Guirgis’ “The Little Flower of East Orange.” A third unreleased Jules track, “The Old Days Are Gone,” found its way onto college radio stations across the country in the months before the 2008 presidential election in connection with candidate Barack Obama. “Same Old Wind” is due out in 2012. What first brought you to La Jolla? My parents. My mom and dad met at UC Berkeley in the ‘60s. Mom was from Bakersfield, dad from San Diego. I was born in Fresno (long story) and my folks moved us all to Eads Avenue in May 1969, when I was three months old. What makes this area special to you? I grew up in La Jolla. Went to Gillespie Cottage, La Jolla Country Day, LJ Elementary, Muirlands, LJHS, and Bishop’s. Learned to surf


Shiver me timbers! History professor debunks pirate myths at Geisel Library

UCSD history professor Mark G. Hanna WILL BOWEN BY WILL BOWEN he image of pirates presented by writers, such as Robert Lewis Stevenson and Daniel Defoe, is false,” claims Stanley Wahlens, UCSD Extension Division advisor and pirate aficionado. “Pirates like William Kidd were actually agents of the British government with a license to plunder Spanish ships.”


Wahlens, along with about 50 other individuals, mostly UCSD staff and faculty, came to listen to a scholarly and intriguing lecture by UCSD history professor Mark G. Hanna titled, “A Nest of Pirates: Piracy and the Formalization of the First British Empire,” held on Oct. 20 in the Seuss Room at the Geisel Library on campus. The lecture was given in

connection with the exhibit, “Unburying Treasure: Pyrates at Geisel,” which is located on the main floor of the library. Marlayna Christensen, Outreach Librarian at Geisel, who helped curate the exhibit with Hanna said, “The exhibit features songbooks, videos, records, books and a rogues gallery of different pirates. It reveals everything you might

want to know about pirate lifestyle and weaponry. It will be up through January 2012.” Hanna, who earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University, with a dissertation on the impact of pirates on Newport and Charlestown, Rhode Island from 1670-1730, said he was never particularly interested


Eat, Drink and be Scary: Sassy spirits for an adult Halloween I’m shellacking my nails black and stirring my caldron bubbling over with Beluga and blinis and pumpkin martinis for a grown-up Halloween hoopla. All Hallow’s Eve, an ancient Catholic custom honoring saints, has morphed into a $3 billion-a-year trick-or-treating candy orgy. But big kids can have fun, too. ■ Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey will be shakin’ things up at his downtown Searsucker with some bone chilling cocktails like the Femur Shot — an actual steer femur bone, cleaned, boiled and stuffed with a concoction of coconut, lime and vodka. ■ For a sweet and seasonal refresher,

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Geisel Library resources for those interested in pirates:

If you go ■ What: ‘Unburying Treasure: Pyrates at Geisel’

■ Most important is the ‘Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages,’ donated by Kenneth and Dorothy Hill in 1974. The Collection has more than 2,000 entries, including books from the 1600s and 1700s;

■ When: 7:30 a.m. to midnight. MondaysThursdays and Sundays; to 6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays ■ Where: Main floor of Geisel Library in the heart of UCSD campus near the Price Center.

■ such as Alexander Esqemeling’s ‘Buccaneers of America,’ published in 1684,

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FROM PIRATES, B1 in pirates growing up, and he never planned to make the study of pirates his lifelong avocation. His original interest was fatherhood in America, he explained, but as he was giving a talk on an American father named William Harris who had been captured by pirates, he noticed the audience was most fascinated and had the most questions about the part of his paper on pirates. These questions led him to go

A portion of the exhibit on view at Geisel Library through January. back and redo his search of the records on pirates. According to Hanna, fictional writers and Hollywood have given us a misleading picture of pirates as swashbuckling social outcasts, outlaws, and enemies of mankind who remained that way their entire lives. “Many pirates eventually settled down to respectable lives,” he said. “And pirates were very different in different time

periods. The Johnny Depp portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow would only be valid for the very short time period of 1713 to 1730.” Hanna found that many communities on the periphery of the English Empire supported pirates because pirates brought in money from the business of repairing their ships, and other resources, like slaves. English pirates captured the African slaves incarcerated

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on Spanish vessels destined for the Caribbean and who were eventually brought to New England. Pirate James Brown married the daughter of a deputy governor and was selected for political office in New England, while pirate Thomas Cromwell was welcomed by John Winter the governor of Boston as a “God’s Send.” Captain Henry Morgan, whose image is depicted on Morgan Rum

bottles, was given permission to plunder the Spanish colonies and was knighted. He later bought a plantation in Jamaica and ended up executing other pirates! Some communities, like the Quakers in eastern Delaware, tolerated and protected pirates from prosecution because Red Sea pirates attacked ships owned by Muslims — a religion the Quakers thought a product of the Antichrist. The pirates who

walked freely in their midst were also a guarantee against further religious persecution by the British Crown. Hanna said documents reveal that when it comes to pirates, it’s hard to sort fact from fiction, but generalizations about them are wrong; pirates have gotten a bad rap, and ended up as everyone’s scapegoats, be it for their anti-capitalist lifestyle or flamboyant clothing or aberrant sexual norms.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre Tickets: $77, $57, $27 Herb Alpert is one of this generation's true Renaissance men. The eight-time Grammy® Award winning trumpeter will be joined by his wife, vocalist Lani Hall, in a program that will feature songs from The Beatles to Cole Porter with Brazilian jazz sprinkled throughout.

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‘Fresh’ is the word of the day at The Fish Market By Kelley Carlson atrons of The Fish Market restaurant in Solana Beach seem to be hooked on the fresh catch offered daily. Whether it’s in the retail market or in the dining area, there’s something for everyone — from species in season to locally caught varieties like swordfish. Customers can get a jumpstart on their day with a stop at the retail market, which opens at 10 a.m., an hour before the restaurant. Located just inside the front entrance, the seafood — much of it glistening in varying shades of pink — is on display under glass. A shopper may find Pacific opah (moonfish), Mexican yellowtail, Pacific mahi mahi, Alaskan halibut, black mussels or Sea of Cortez prawns, and much more. “It’s (the market) essentially the showpiece of what’s on the menu; it’s a purposeful place for people to buy fresh fish,” said Jim Wendler, president of The Fish Market. “People know us for having an extremely highquality product.” There’s also smoked fish, produced out of The Fish Market’s facility in South San


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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: The Fish Market’s Garlic Prawns Francisco, and prepared foods, such as chowders, that are made from scratch on the premises. However, customers won’t find unsustainable species, such as Chilean sea bass or orange roughy, Wendler said. For guests who dine in the restaurant, there’s so many options they can try something new each time they come in and never repeat, according to Wendler. The menu changes a couple of times daily, and is driven by the types of fresh fish that are available. The fresh fish entrees are mesquite grilled, and any of them can be made Cajun or blackened. Among the house specialties offered is Our Famous Dungeness Crab Cioppino, consisting of prawns, finfish, scallops, calamari, clams,

mussels and cockles with house-made marinara sauce and garlic bread. A group of three or four people may want to try the Smoked Fish Sampler, with trout, salmon, nova lox and albacore. There’s Fish Tacos, served with ranchero-style black beans; panko-style fish and chips; and seafood sandwiches and pastas. Not a fan of underwater species? Try one of a handful of salads, or order the Boneless All-Natural Jidori Chicken Breast or Omaha Natural New York Steak. Children can stay occupied with an activity booklet while enjoying food from their own special menu with pizza, pasta, shrimp, fish and chicken. To add to a patron’s unique dining experience, the nautically themed restaurant has seven

seating areas, featuring seafaring characters etched in glass, and murals by Wyoming artist Jocelyn Slack, along with artwork of boats and other marine scenes. Kick back at the oyster bar — where oysters are served on the half shell with Asian-style Mignonette or cocktail sauce — and drink a glass of wine. Perch on a stool in the dimly lit full-service lounge/bar, or anchor yourself in the bar patio that is reminiscent of a greenhouse. There’s plenty of room to maneuver in the spacious main dining room, but when it’s busy, the back dining room with its removable partitions becomes another destination. The deck has a plank-type of wood on the floor, with small lamps on the tables and multiple-paned windows. For a little privacy, there’s Fred’s Room, named for Fish Market Restaurants Inc. founder Fred Duckett, which can accommodate parties of up to 17. “We’ve been in the business for 35 years,” Wendler said. “Seafood is a complicated product to deal with, but we have earned trust from our customers over the years, and we have the quality that they appreciate.”

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Richard Dreyfuss pitches civics initiative at Rotary meeting By Will Bowen Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss made a powerful, impassionate and provocative plea for a return to accountability and personal involvement in government at the Friday morning meeting of the Golden Triangle Rotary Club at the La Jolla Marriott Hotel on Oct. 14. Dreyfuss, who now lives in Olivenhain, a part of rural Encinitas, proposed that

America re-establish civics, the study of the rights and duties of citizenship, in the curriculum of its schools, so that children will learn the skills and tools needed to be more politically involved in society, and thus become better citizens. Dreyfuss said he has retired from the acting profession to devote himself wholeheartedly to historical scholarship and this cause. To further his aim, he has

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have, whose knowledge of American history is profound.” Dreyfuss said he became interested in civics during the George W. Bush administration. At that time, he sensed there was an eroding of individual rights, due to such legislation as the Patriot Act. But the straw that broke the camels back for Dreyfuss and propelled him into action was the lack of an appropriate government response to Hurricane Katrina. He said this was the first time in U.S. history that the government had let the people down during a crisis. Dreyfuss said he is motivated by “a love of my country and a love for my children.” He feels that America has gone off course and has abandoned its founding values. Dreyfuss further warned that America is not preparing adequately for the future by educating its children properly in democratic government. He stressed that Americans must do this if they want democracy to survive and because, “Our progeny are more important than our ancestry.” Dreyfuss noted that the American public is actually the fourth branch of government. The public, as a

Rotarians Kathleen Roche-Tansey and Dory BeatriceGriffin with Richard Dreyfuss. Will Bowen whole, must be included in the checks and balances that govern the relationship of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. He said each individual must stand up and become more engaged through a return to “reason, logic, dialogue, dissent, and critical analysis.” Dreyfuss wants to see an American history play competition throughout the country and has already received commitments from some 31 theaters. He is also is hoping to generate enough funds to buy a parcel of George Washington’s ancestral land from his descendents in order to start a research institute to further his cause. Dreyfuss said he decided to speak to the Rotary Club, which is the largest service


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No claim jumpers in sight at Sanford-Burnham gold rush gala


hey were “mining for a cure” at the 35th anniversary celebration to benefit the work of The SanfordBurnham Medical Research Institute on Oct. 15 at The Wyland Center of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Guests got into the spirit of the 1840s gold mine/saloon theme arriving in period costumes to Country/ Western tunes. The 850 prospectors, err, scientists, at Sanford-Burnham are working to understand cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other diseases at the most fundamental level.

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definitely want to cross paths with on Halloween — an icy Blavod Black Vodka blended with a raspberry-flavored Chambord garnished with fresh raspberries. Or, try a Bloody Brew, a twist on the classic Bloody Mary which adds a splash of beer to the mix to make it sizzle and foam at the mug. To shock the senses, (and your guests) try a Brain Hemorrhage that truly resembles gray matter in a glass. This cocktail layers Peach Schnapps and Irish Cream with a finishing drizzle of Grenadine over the top, giving the libation its signature color. And for that sweet caffeine jolt, do a Cookie Monster Cocktail that makes a liquid cookie sandwiching Irish Cream between Kahlua and Peppermint Schnapps. ■ Halloween food ideas: Whip up some fun Halloween eats to accompany these drinks. Kick off the festivities with an Eyeball Antipasto making a platter of your favs including artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and giant green olives stuffed with pimentos, cut in half and strategically placed with toothpicks on

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Big Brothers/Big Sisters marks 50 years of mentoring youth


ig Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County celebrated its 50th year of providing one-toone mentoring for children facing adversities, by honoring Linda A. Lang as its “Person of the Year” at its annual Gourmet Dinner, held Oct. 6, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, The gala was sponsored by LPL Financial. Lang is CEO of Jack in the Box Inc. The event emcee was Lynn Swann, NFL Hall of Famer, sports broadcaster and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America board member. A longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Jack in the Box Foundation recently pledged $1 million to support military mentoring programs — known as Operation Bigs, which was the first program of its kind in the nation to provide caring mentors to children who have a military parent deployed. The Jack in the Box Foundation’s support has helped BBBS expand the Operation Bigs program beyond the borders of its five sites on Camp Pendleton to serve Navy and other military families in four additional sites in San Diego. The Foundation has also locally supported Hispanic Mentoring, High School Bigs, and Sports Bigs programs. Learn more at or (858) 536-4900. Photos by Carol sonstein

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Retablos originated as altarpieces in 18th-century Catholic churches, but are no longer purely religious and have become a distinctly Peruvian art form. Learn more about them and meet master artist Claudio Jiménez Quispe from Ayacucho/Alccamenca at “Visions of Peru: A Cultural Event,” 6:30-8 p.m. today, Oct. 27 at the Institute of the Americas on the UCSD campus. Retablos will be on exhibit along with photographs of Ayacucho, and poems by Monique Pineda. Peruvian food and drinks. Tickets $10. RSVP at

Blast from the Past

Day of the Dead Old Town will host its second annual event to pay homage to the presence of the dead among the living, a colorful tribute to California’s Mexican heritage, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, Nov. 2. Forty businesses, museums, and shops will create Día de los Muertos altars, with free lectures at the Adobe Chapel, music, hot cocoa, workshops for sugar skull decoration and mini take-home altars, candlelight procession from the Whaley House Museum to El Campo Santo Cemetery at 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Free self-guided tour map at and


The San Diego Early Music Society will present Masques, an ensemble from Quebec, performing baroque music by violin masters Biber, Schmelzer and Rosenmueller, plus Telemann’s rare “Burlesque Don Quixote,” and the harpsichord concerto BWV1054 by J.S. Bach at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Neurosciences Institute, 1640 John J. Hopkins Drive. Tickets $18-$35, at the door and at

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Chamber Music The Lincoln Trio, formed in 2003, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Athenauem Music & Arts, Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets $35. (858) 454-5872.

Chug a Lug The third annual San Diego Beer Week, Nov. 4-13, promotes the town’s 40-plus brew houses with a 10-day countywide festival to attract beer tourism, foster knowledge of the regional brewing heritage, and showcase the restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. For more details and an event schedule, visit

Music journalist Denise Sullivan, author of “Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music From Blues to HipHop,” will promote her new book with a signing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. The book features interviews with Yoko Ono, Solomon Burke, Michael Franti, Buffy SainteMarie and Richie Havens, and is “an engrossing and bittersweet narrative that highlights the hopeful triumphs of liberation music, as well as the racial prejudice, political tensions and other harrowing struggles the artists endured while creating it.” (858) 456-1800.

Workshop Woos Writers Diane Malloy of San Diego Writers, Ink welcomes creative writers of all levels to the free, drop-in group she hosts from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in Room 106 at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Participants need only bring a pen and paper and be ready to let their ideas flow. Two separate prompts are given, followed by a timed writing session. Members then have the opportunity to read their works to the group. There’s never any pressure to read, and there’s no critiquing. The meetings are sponsored by the Friends of the La Jolla Library. (858) 552-1657.


Toastmasters Open House


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The UCSD Table Talkers Toastmasters International Club will host a public openhouse meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31 in the Barrett Room, on the fourth floor of the HDH Administration Building, The speakers will be Mark Cunningham, executive director of UCSD Housing, Dining, and Hospitality Services and Henri Givon, Western Division Governor, Toastmasters International. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking–skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. For information and directions to the meeting, visit

The passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements of 10 vocalists, The Creole Choir of Cuba, tell the stories of their Haitian ancestors brought to Cuba to toil in nearslave conditions on the sugar and coffee plantations. The six women and four men, ages 2761, hail from Camagüey, Cuba’s third largest city, an old colonial town designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its iconic architecture. The Real World recording artists are known as Desandann (descendents), and will sing songs from their new album ‘Tande-la’ (listen), as guests of ArtPower! 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, UCSD Mandeville Auditorium. Tickets $30-$10. events/815. Video at video: http://realworldrecords. com/videos/tande-la-at-the-edinburgh-festival

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents conductor Steven Schick and guest artist Charissa Barger in a program of music from Paris: Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Debussy’s “Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane,” Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite,” and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium. Tickets: $29-$15 student. Free parking. Pre-concert lecture offered one hour prior to concert times. (858) 534-4637. Igor Stravinsky

Night Fever The San Diego Symphony, under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch, will join the Stayin’ Alive Tribute Band (pictured left) to present “The Music of The Bee Gees,” as part of its Winter Pops series, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, 29 at Symphony Hall downtown. Tickets from $20. (619) 235-0804. ■ Also at Symphony Hall, Halloween Silent Film Night, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, organist Russ Peck will accompany a screening of the 1920 film, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

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Get started on your Holiday shopping! Vendors include: • Fine Art by local Artists • Somper Furs • Mila Boutique • Reena Horowitz Jewelry • Imported Goods Baskets by Chef Bernard & Chef Ron Oliver • Jordan Art Couture • Patti Cooprider’s Ceramics • PJDivaStyle • Deborah Williams’ Encore Boutique • Jean Appleby’s Woven Fashions • Bloomers Wreaths & Centerpieces

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Celebrity chef dinner Benefiting the James Beard Foundation

Tuesday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. Five-course dinner. $150 per person, inclusive The Marine Room hosts an unforgettable, interactive benefit dinner with our very own award-winning chefs cooking alongside celebrity guests Chef Nicola Chessa, Executive Chef at Valentino Santa Monica, and Chef Jose Garces, winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation award for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” and winner of the most recent season of The Next Iron Chef. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

High Tide Breakfast Buffet Thanksgiving

October 29–30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 26–27 from 7 to 10 a.m. $32 per person. San Diego’s “Best Dining with a View” only gets better during High Tide when the dramatic surf crashes against the picture windows.

Thursday, November 24, from 12 to 7 p.m. Enjoy special à la carte menu featuring a bounty of savory appetizers and delicious main courses, including classic Maltese Orange Pomegranate Glazed Free Range Turkey Breast, plus seasonal sides and delectable desserts like Star Anise Cassia Infused Pumpkin Pie.

Holiday lunches Holiday Parties

December 1–2, 7–9, 14–16, and 21–23 Featuring special holiday lunch hours, an à la carte menu and oceanfront views, this is a limted-time treat for family friends or the office.

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Newcomer’s Club launches new season with a party


he La Jolla Newcomers Club kicked off its 2011-12 year of activities with a President’s Reception attended by some 100 guests at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club on Oct. 16. Recognizing the value of long-term friendships established through the club, as well as the importance of incorporating new members, the theme for the year comes from the old camp song:

“Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold.” The club’s new president, Ina Thompson, and her husband, Rich Wolf, moved to La Jolla from Georgia in 2005. The club is open to anyone who has moved to La Jolla (or within La Jolla) in the last three years. Annual dues are $50. Learn more about events at

Peter and Alberta Valentini, Mo Lux, Kathleen Franklin, Nancy Thompson, Lizette Gibson and Janice Farnow. Peter and Margrit Bickelmann

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Dentist collects candy for troops Trick-or-treaters can bring their unopened, excess candy to La Jolla Dental Care, 7737 Herschel Ave. and receive $1 per pound from Dr. Charles Briscoe who will send the sweets along to U.S. troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. Candy will be collected the day after Halloween only from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. “Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” he said. “Plus, these glowing brushes we’re giving out are really cool – they’re like light sabers for your mouth!” For more details, call (858) 454-3221.

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Riford Center hosts memorial for Jean Jones The Riford Center hosted a farewell party in honor of Jean La Farge Jones who passed away on Sept. 21. More than 65 friends and family members attended the memorial, according to Nancy Walters, center director. Jean was director of The Riford Center for 18 years, where she assisted countless seniors, developed numerous programs, kept the building humming, and later served on the board of directors. Jean was also a golfer and played bridge, her favorite pastime. From 1962 to 1977, Jean was personnel director of The May Jean La Farge Jones Company in Mission Valley. She was born in Hartington, Neb., on June 18, 1928. Bruce and Kenneth were her brothers. Jean grew up in Omaha, where she met the love of her life, Marinus Jones in 1954. Jean and Marinus moved to Phoenix, where their daughter, Judy was born in 1958, and then to San Diego, in 1959. Her granddaughter, Andrea, was born in 1979, and her great grandson, Benjamin, was born in 2010. The family suggests donations in memory of Jean to the Friends of the Riford, the Alzheimer’s Association, or San Diego Humane Society.

March of Dimes gala will feature chefs from San Diego and Mexico The March of Dimes will host its inaugural “Salud! Signature Chefs & Master Mixologists Gala Auction,” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The first crossborder culinary extravaganza spotlighting chefs and mixologists, gourmet food tastings, and one-of-a-kind adventure/chef participation auction items will be held to support the work of The March of Dimes, which funds researchers at UCSD and is a benefactor of the Salk Institute. La Jolla Chefs Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room, Jason Knibb of NineTen, and Brian Malarkey will participate, along with The Brow Lounge, which will be part of the experiential live auction packages.

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Co-lead celebrity chefs for Salud! are Javier Plascencia of Mission 19 Cocina de Autor and Bernard Guillas who have brought together an elite group of chefs creating dishes for the party. San Diego’s cutting-edge mixologists will concoct signature drinks to complement the chefs’ offerings. Latino Film Festival host Yolanda Selene WaltherMeade, a San Diego marketing executive chairs the event. Tickets are $250; a table for 10 is $2,500 at (858) 300-6402.

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Tickets on sale for Storybook Ball United Through Reading, a nonprofit offering deployed service members the opportunity to be video recorded reading storybooks from more than 300 locations around the world, will honor the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) at its third annual Storybook Ball, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. There will be a silent auction and reception before dinner, then live auction, dinner and program in the grand ballroom followed by cocktails and dancing. Tickets are $200. Active duty military pay $100 by e-mail: or call (858) 481-7323.

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New exhibit has art you can touch for those with visual impairments FROM UCSD REPORTS In addition to offering classes and workshops, the Crafts Center’s Grove Gallery on UCSD campus features exhibits in contemporary crafts and ethnic art. Now through Nov. 18, the Crafts Center presents, “Art U Can Touch,” an exhibit intended to help people with visual-impairments overcome the barrier they experience at most museums by allowing everyone to experience the art by touching it. Sighted people will also learn to experience the art without their eyesight. The idea for the “Art U Can Touch” exhibit was spurred by an encounter between two students, Helen Kagan and Ahmet Ustunel, who met in a ceramics class at the Crafts Center. “We noticed that blind people are usually not allowed to touch art in museums, so they are prevented from learning about the great masterpieces of every culture,” Kagan said. Ustunel is visually-impaired and an artist. He first

from visually-impaired artists will be on display. The exhibit will feature a variety of media including sculptures, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, metalworks and jewelry. The art will showcase interesting textures and shapes and none of the pieces will be easily broken or dangerous to touch. The UCSD Crafts Center provides personal enrichment and creative educational opportunities to students interested in making art that includes jewelrymaking, drawing, lampworking, glassblowing, weaving and other crafts. Upcoming events at the

‘Exile’ and ‘Stacked Crystal Blocks’ (right) are two works in the show. COURTESY PHOTOS started making sculptures when he was a child and has been taking classes in pottery-making at the Crafts Center for about two years. “Since art is generally regarded as a visual aesthetic, many artists and museum visitors consider the sense of touch to be secondary,” Us-

tunel said. “We wanted to emphasize a different aspect of art: tactile beauty.” The exhibit will feature works from local artists including members of the Crafts Center Faculty, the San Diego Potters Guild, Sculpture Guild and Allied Craftsmen. In addition, works

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Film screening will raise funds for victims of violence In support of Domestic Violence Awarewhen Peagler is diagnosed with cancer. ness Month, Project SARAH will present Potash grew up in La Jolla, where he “Crime After Crime,” a documentary by La said he discovered a gift for storytelling as Jolla native Yoav Potash, about the legal a third-grader at La Jolla Elementary School. battle to free Debbie Peagler, imprisoned He began college at UC Davis before transfor more than 25 years in connection with ferring to UC Berkeley where he doublethe murder of the man who abused her. majored in English Lit and Socially SusThe screening is 7:30 p.m. tainable Architecture. After Thursday, Oct. 27 at the graduating, he dove headJewish Community Center’s first into filmmaking by Garfield Theatre, 4126 Execdocumenting the journey utive Dr. Potash will attend of a group of Berkeley stualong with attorney Joshua dents rebuilding burned Safran. A performance by African-American churches the San Diego band, Jalopy, in Alabama. which contributed to the In 2010, he and wife film’s soundtrack, will also Yoav Potash COURTESY Shira, co-directed the doctake place. Tickets at http:// umentary “Food Stamped,” are $40 for a 6:30 p.m. wine/ a humorous documentary following a coucheese filmmaker reception and post-film ple as they attempt to eat a healthy, wellevents; $20 for post-film Q&A and desserts. balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Peagler’s story, filmed for over five years, His half-hour documentary “Life On The takes an unexpected turn when two rookie Inside,” about the nation’s largest prison landuse attorneys step forward to take her for women, aired on PBS. Other Potash case. Their investigation attracts global atfilms included “Minute Matrimony,” and tention for victims of wrongful incarcera“Criminal Justice.” Learn more at www. WAI_065_WPMC_Ad MSC ID: Aug – Dec 2011 1/8 PAGE – 5.083"w x 2.875"h CMYK tion and abuse, and takes on urgency Qc/approval:

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Doctor will update luncheon guests on latest ovarian cancer research The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research will present the last in its 2011 health lecture series, “Ovarian Cancer — How do we treat it in the genomic age?” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the La Jolla Country Club. Stephen B. Howell, M.D., will offer a glimpse into how individualized treatment for patients is being explored via The Cancer Genome Atlas Project, a largescale collaborative effort to characterize the genomic changes that occur in cancer. The project, co-funded by NCI and the National Human Genome Research Institute, involves more than two dozen institutions. Dr. Howell is a professor of medicine at UCSD and an associate director for clinical research at the Moores Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and was trained as a medical oncologist and pharmacologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the

Stephen Howell, M.D. National Institutes of Health and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The Stephen B. Howell Laboratory at Moores UCSD Cancer Center, led by Dr. Howell, is a translational research program developing novel therapeutics and pharmacologically-driven strategies for improving the treatment of cancer patients. Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of the gynecologic cancers. It ranks ninth in the most common cancer in women (not including skin cancer) and fifth in cancer mortality among women in the United States

with an estimated 15,460 deaths and about 21,990 new cases in 2011 (American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for 2011). Ovarian cancers grow silently in the early stages and most cases are not found until they are quite advanced. No really good screening test is available. Standard treatment consists of surgical removal of as much tumor as possible followed by chemotherapy with a combination of two drugs, carboplatin and paclitaxel — often times with poor results. During the last several years there has been slow yet steady improvement in the treatment of ovarian cancer, but still only approximately 40 percent at five years. Tickets are $50 for Howell Circle members, $55 for guests. The deadline to register is Oct. 28 at (858) 454-7797 by e-mail to For more information, visit

Chiropractor to offer holiday wellness tips

Nov. 1. Free event. For information, call (858) 454-2078.

“Thriving Through the Holidays” is the next topic of the Community Health Lounge series at Harmony Health, 7730 Hershel Ave. Suite K. Rachel Richards will host the discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday,

Chaplain will host talk on end-of-life decisions La Jolla Quaker Meeting will present a free workshop on end-of-life planning 12:15-1:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7380 Eads

Ave. Mary Ann Percy, a chaplain with Sharp Hospice, will facilitate discussion about determining healthcare wishes and making them known through advance directives. Sample copies of advance directives will be available. For information, call Judy Leshefka at (858) 277-5306.

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FROM 10 QUESTIONS, B1 at the Shores and then moved to WindanSea. Most of my closest friends are still people I met there. Also, I won’t lie, burritos. It’s a lifelong obsession. Started at Lupita’s on Pearl (where Wahoo’s is now), when 31 Flavors was right next door. Then Salazar’s, Alfonso’s, Jose’s, El Ranchero, La Rancherita, La Posada del Sol, Don Juan, Don Carlos (pre-potato), Cebolla’s, Bahia (need bigger guacamole sides), Los Dos #’s 1 thru whatever, Porkyland, Ortega’s — I love you all. Most recent, of course, is Rigoberto’s. Jury’s still out, been there twice. Once was killer, once was “eh.” Am going to give them another shot when I get into town

next week. What might you add, subtract or improve in the area? I know everyone loves to talk about how all of the growth has ruined La Jolla. I don’t want to get into all that OR the seals OR the cross, but I will say that I miss surf movies at the Cove Theater, the Scot’s, Ginder’s, Scanlin’s, jumping off the Clam, WindanSea Grocery, (my parents account at) Nautilus Pharmacy, AM/PM, Yogurt Affair, Square Pan Pizza, and the pipe-smoking guy with the huge mustache that worked at the Radio Shack next door to Square Pan. That dude had the same 30 dusty records in there from like

1977 until it closed. Seriously though, they should let people jump off the Clam — I will gladly “Occupy” upper Bearclaw if anyone’s down for a little sit-in. Also, I don’t have any use for the gigantic fortresses on the water south of Big Rock, or the Victoria’s Secret where the doors are always open, and there’s always underwear that’s fallen off the racks just kinda sitting there crumpled up on the floor. Sigi’s always has their doors open, but they’re classy over there, no crumpled undies. What inspires you? Music still inspires me, I get jealous and antsy when I hear something good — and I’m still a huge fan of surfing. Mostly these days though,

it’s my kids and my wife. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? My uncle Tony Aguirre, my mom’s parents Russell and Aileen Kennedy, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Robert Kennedy, Robert Frost, and Cleopatra (saw a thing about her on TV last night). Also my combined birth and marriage families, otherwise what’s the point? And probably Jeff Saywitz, he’d be super fretty if Bob was there and I didn’t call him to come over and get all puffy. What are your favorite movies of all time? In no particular order,

and not necessarily current faves, just BIGGEST faves: “Willy Wonka” (with Gene Wilder), “Silver Streak” (with Gene Wilder), “Breaking Away,” “The Usual Suspects,” and “Bingo Long’s Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings.” And “The Jerk.” And “Tommy Boy.” And “Old School.” Ooh, “Bad News Bears,” of course. All very high brow, I know. What is your mostprized possession? Life, family. Not really possessions, but whatever. What do you do for fun? I have two young kids. That’s about all I do beside work. I love surfing, and wish I could surf more.

Describe your greatest accomplishment. For me personally, kids and family aside, I think I’m proudest of having finished a B.A. in English at UCLA. Started in 1987, graduated 2001. Holla! What is your motto or philosophy of life? “True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought but ne’er so well expressed.” It’s from Alexander Pope’s “An Essay on Criticism.” — Editor’s Note: Gary Jules performed a benefit Oct. 21 for the San Diego Museum of Man, and was an honoree at The Bishop’s School annual fundraiser. Hear his music at garyjules

Religion & spirituality ALL HALLOWS CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Raymond G. O’Donnell, Pastor

Founded 1959

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All Saints Sunday, November 6th A Service of Memory, Comfort, and Hope

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2011-028076 Fictitious Business Name(s): Land V Located at: 8943 Caminito Fresco, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego county on: 10/05/2011, and assigned File No. 2011-028073. Is (are) abandoned by the following registrant (s): #1. Valentin Shevchenko, 8943 Caminito Fresco, La Jolla, CA., 92037. #2. Ludmila Shevchenko, 8943 Caminito Fresco, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with the Recorder/ County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 10/05/2011. Valentin Shevchenko, LJ949, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2011-029809 Fictitious Business Name(s): Shabby Chic Located at: 5651 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego county on: 1/11/2011, and assigned File No. 2011-000936. Is (are) abandoned by the following registrant (s): #1. Deborah Locatelli, 1251 Chalcedony St., San Diego, CA., 92109. #2. Lilliani Chavoushian, 2125 WestingHouse #103, San Diego, CA., 92111. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 10/24/2011. Lilliani Chavoushian, LJ948, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-029807 Fictitious Business Name(s): Shabby Chic Located at: 5651 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business: was 10/17/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Lilliani Cha Vou Shian, 2125 Westing House #103, San Diego, CA., 92111. #2. Mattia Cimolin, 1608 Oliver Ave., San Diego, CA., 92109. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/24/2011. Chavoushian, Lilliani / Mattia Cimolin, LJ947, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-029716 Fictitious Business Name(s): Three Four BioPharma Business Associates located at: 4990 Foothill Blvd, San Diego, CA., 92109, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Aaron J. Scalia 4990 Foothill Blvd, San Diego, CA., 92109, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 10-212011. Aaron J. Scalia. LJ946, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-029425 Fictitious Business Name(s): Lavorgna & Associates Located at: 9330 Scranton Rd., Ste 150, San Diego, CA., 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted

by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was 9/15/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lavorgna & Company Inc., 9330 Scranton Rd., Ste 150, San Diego, CA., 92126, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/19/2011. Dennis Lavorgna, LJ945, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-029353 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Tapenade Restaurant & Fine Catering b. Tapenade Bistro Located at: 7612 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was 07/01/1997. This business is hereby registered by the following: La Bastide, Inc., 7612 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA., 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/18/2011. Sylvie Diot, LJ944, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011 TS #: CA-11-450117-AB Order #: 110288327-CA-BFI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/2/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): TRENTON BONNER AND KAREN ADAMS BONNER , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 06/07/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0402644 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California; Date of Sale: 11/22/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $701,238.08 The purported property address is: 5455 CAMINITO HERMINIA LA JOLLA, CA 92037 Assessors Parcel No. 358-540-01-05 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no

further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P884512 10/27, 11/3, 11/10/2011, LJ943 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-029190 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Morris Branding b. Morris Communication located at: 950 Sixth Avenue #212, San Diego, CA., 92101, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was 1/1/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Steven Morris Design, Inc., 950 Sixth Avenue #212, San Diego, CA., 92101, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/17/2011. Robert B. Witt. LJ942, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 20011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-028821 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ousfaughn Located at: 3820 1/2 Ray St., San Diego, CA., 92104, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Yousef Eshmawi, 3820 1/2 Ray St., San Diego, CA., 92104. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/13/2011. LJ941, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-029053 Fictitious Business Name(s): Eye Center of La Jolla Located at: 9834 Genesee Ave., Ste. 209, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Shervin Alborzian, M.D., P.C., 9834 Genesee Ave., Suite 209, La Jolla, CA., 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/17/2011. Shervin Alborzian, MD., LJ940, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 Trustee Sale No. 431030CA Loan No. 3013516616 Title Order No. 602119562 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-28-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-10-2011 at 10:00

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To place your ad call 800.914.6434 interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,075,982.59 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7071 CAMINITO VALVERDE LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 352-690-50 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial


situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10-172011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www. P885432 10/20, 10/27, 11/03/2011.LJ939 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-028849 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. The Secret Cookie Service b. Mom’s Cookies located at: 8946 Caminito Verano, La Jolla, California 92037, San Diego County, This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 09/25/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Travis Michael Blane, 8946 Caminito Verano, La Jolla, California 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/13/2011. Travis Michael Blane. LJ938, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-028294 Fictitious Business Name(s): M & M Enterprises located at: 3445 5th Ave., San Diego, California 92103-5018, San Diego County. Mailing address PO Box 5010, PMB 127, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business: was 1/1/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Margaret Mullen, 3445 5th Ave., San Diego, CA., 92103. #2. Jeffrey Mullen, 3445 5th Ave, San Diego, CA., 92103. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/07/2011. Margaret Mullen. LJ937, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00099260-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Superior Court, Civil Division, 330 W. Broadway, P.O. Box 120128, San Diego, CA., 92112-0128. PETITION OF: Khemphone Kaiyarath for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Khemphone Kaiyarath filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Khemphone Kaiyarath to Proposed Name Kem Bounthavisouk. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the

ANSWERS 10/20/11

AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-05-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0228306, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: MAHBOD MOFIDI, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust,

matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Nov. 29, 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, La Jolla Light. Date: Oct. 12, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ935, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00099091-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Central. PETITION OF: Jane Candace Nothwanger-Gibson for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Jane Candace Nothwanger-Gibson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Jane Candace Nothwanger-Gibson to Proposed Name Jane Candace Gibson. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Nov. 29, 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, La Jolla Light. Date: Oct. 11, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ936, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-027834 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Lex Lyon’s San Diego in a Box and Mexico Too b. San Diego in a Box Located at: 5749 Beaumont Ave, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Alexander B. Lyon III, 5749 Beaumont Ave, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/03/2011. Alexander B. Lyon III, LJ934, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026191 Fictitious Business Name(s): RSIEH, LLP Located at: 629 3rd Ave., Ste. J, Chula Vista, CA., 91910, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Partnership. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #2 Gregory W. Enerson, 250 N. Sunnyslope #300, Brookfield, WI., 53005. #3 Julie Rausch, 250 N. Sunnyslope #300, Brookfield, WI.,

53005. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/15/2011. Gregory W. Enerson, LJ933 Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-028401 Fictitious Business Name(s): Deans Greens Located at: 1619 Malden St., San Diego, CA., 92109, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Dean Libs, 1619 Malden St., San Diego, CA., 92109. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/07/2011. LJ932, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025959 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. The Stronghold Eastlake b. The Stronghold Eastlake Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Located at: 861 Harold Place Unit 304, Chula Vista, CA., 91914, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: CGC Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Inc., 2176 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, CA., 92107, Corporation - Incorporated in California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/14/2011. Benjamin Gubatina, LJ931, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-028105 Fictitious Business Name(s): Firebird Touch Therapy Located at: 7437 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4980 Park Rim Drive, San Diego, CA., 92117. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was Feb. 3, 1996. This business is hereby registered by the following: Robin June Swan, 4980 Park Rim Drive, San Diego, CA., 92117. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/05/2011. Robin June Swan, LJ930, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-027158 Fictitious Business Name(s): Plan Ahead Events - La Jolla Located at: 3355 Caminito Gandara, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 8070 La Jolla Shores Dr., #462, La Jolla, Ca., 92037. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: R. Tobin Enterprises, LLC., 8070 La Jolla Shores Dr., #462, La Jolla, Ca., 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/27/2011. Rhea Tobin, LJ929, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-027384 Fictitious Business Name(s): La Joya Services Located at: 4702 Mt. Harris Dr., San Diego, CA., 92117, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Fanny Sereno, 4702 Mt. Harris Dr., San Diego, CA., 92117. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/28/2011. Fanny Sereno, LJ928, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-027093 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Sofa Designers & Flexsteel b. Sofa Designers Located at: 7480 Miramar Rd., Suite A, San Diego, CA., 92126, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7480 Miramar Rd., Suite A, San Diego, CA., 92126. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1 Antonio Kosberg, 1521 Caminito Solidago, La Jolla, CA., 92126. #2 Lorie L. Kosberg, 1521 Caminito Solidago, La Jolla, CA., 92126. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/26/2011. Antonio Kosberg, LJ927, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-027496 Fictitious Business Name(s): New World Artifacts Located at: 7920 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7320 Caminito Cruzada, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: 09/28/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: John D. Hart, 7320 Caminito Cruzada, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/29/2011. John D. Hart, LJ926, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026816 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Performance Materials Group b. Performance Materials Resource Located at: 827 Palaro Drive, Leucadia, CA., 92024, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1 James Darryl Covington, 827 Palaro Drive, Leucadia, CA., 92024. #2 Denise Ann Covington, 827 Palaro Drive, Leucadia, CA., 92024. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/22/2011. James Darryl Covington, LJ925, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-027332 Fictitious Business Name(s): Vineyard Blue Located at: 4944 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA., 92107, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 5726 La Jolla Blvd., #109, La Jolla, CA., 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/28/2011. John L. Murphy, LJ924, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026886 Fictitious Business Name(s): Global Portuguese Translations Located at: 4685 Cheshire St., San Diego, CA., 92117, San Diego County. Mailing Address: The same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 09/23/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Rachel Hart, 4685 Cheshire St., SD., CA., 92117, San Diego, CA., 92117. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/23/2011. Rachel Hart, LJ923, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011

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2340 Paseo Dorado. Kitchen addition, remodel bathrooms. $32,629. 1705 Valdes Drive. Build soil nail retaining wall. No valuation listed. 7420 High Ave. Room addition, new garage, new deck, new retaining wall. No valuation listed. 986 Muirlands Vista Way. Addition, remodel, new deck. No valuation listed.



BUILDING PERMITS The following permit applications were submitted to city’s Development Services Office, Oct. 10-21




8204 Caminito Maritimo 939 Coast Blvd. #7A 8525 Villa La Jolla Drive, Unit L 8420 Via Mallorca #102 8263 Camino Del Oro #273 2500 Torrey Pines Road #1204 SOURCE: DATAQUICK

2 3 1 2 2 2

BATH 3 3 1 2 2 2


$920,500 0* $249,500 $292,000 $700,000 $760,000



1396 Muirlands Vista Way. Interior remodel of master bathrooms, windows, doors and new patio covers with fireplace and garage conversion to new bedroom and bath with loft addition and new detached garage and utility/ laundry room and retaining wall. No valuation listed. 5930 La Jolla Hermosa Ave. Construct pool and spa. $15,000. 5467 Bahia Lane. Master bedroom addition with two bathrooms and two walk-in closets; family room addition, interior remodel, new patio cover. No valuation listed. 7342 Girard Ave. Reroof. No valuation listed. 6652 Caminito Hermitage. Repair foundation. $7,000. 2635 Ellentown Road. Add, renovate home, including removing unpermitted addition. No valuation listed. 6545 Muirlands Drive. Extend bedroom and bath on lower level, remodel main level and add third-story master bedroom, bath office and deck. No valuation listed. 8470 El Paseo Grande. Code violation for unpermitted carport conversion into garage and installation of bathroom. Remove unpermitted chimney and fireplace, installed windows and stuccoing. No valuation listed. 2075 Via Sinalda. Enclose existing terrace for habitable area, expand garage for storage. No valuation listed. 7180 Caminito Cruzada. Add and convert portion of garage to laundry room and extend family room. No valuation listed. 6525 Avenida Manana. Replace roof sheathing, reroof. $10,000.

7727 Lookout Drive ■ 5 BDRM/4 BATH ■ $6,200,000 to $6,700,000


are, lush palm trees line the generous drive to La Jolla’s Yianilos estate and the classic Cliff May-designed California ranch house. From the beamed ceil-

ing to the beehive fireplace and the dramatic atrium, this potentially historical home offers functionality that belies it 1936 roots. North shore views abound from many locations

on the estate, which consists of four separate legal parcels, the total square footage of which exceeds 36,000 square feet. It is a perfect opportunity to develop a family estate.

1001 Genter. New suspended ceiling in lobby area. $16,500. 1001 Genter. Remodel condo unit. $14,000. 6439 Caminito Aronimink. Rebuild deck and interior loft due to termite damage. No valuation listed. 7024 Vista Del Mar Ave. Add pool and spa, masonry wall, water fountains. $51,282. 1654 Caminito Barlovento. Plumbing to add interior gas fireplace. $7,000. 5545 Bellevue Ave. Addition and remodel. No valuation listed.

■ Bill Walsh (858) 864-4004, Susan Nystrom-Walsh (858) 864-4116, Willis Allen Real Estate ■ Glencourt Properties, (858) 245-3105


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Priced to sell at $189,000

Anza Borrego - Amazing opportunity to own 9.54 acres adjacent to Anza Borrego State Park. Breath taking views and vistas from every vantage point. The development will only allow 64 parcels, all with multiple acres for peace and privacy. Gated entry for security and exclusivity. Build your dream home. Boni Buscemi · 858-382-4101 Open Sunday 10/30 1-4pm

Rancho Santa Fe 5850 San Elijo Offered at $2,350,000 GREAT PRICE REDUCTION!!!!! Situated on over 2 lushly landscaped acres on the horse trails, this newly updated home offers idyllic family living in the heart of the Covenant! All rooms offer french doors opening to an outdoor paradise with multiple patios, outdoor fireplace with pool and spa, waterfall and fire pit. The spacious master suite enjoys a sitting room with second bath. Olga Fox Yardley Cell: 858-775-7762 DRE # 00579605 Kerry Rellas Cell: 858-829-5595 DRE # 01339407



Everyone’s dream – 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.

COOKIE RINGHAND 619.889.7145

$8,500/mo 3BR/4.5BA

7003 Fay Ave David Baun

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (619) 672-1931

$460,000 3BR/2.5BA

3886 La Jolla Village Drive Holland Flocke

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 361-5562

$570,000 2BR/2.5BA

3884 La Jolla Village Drive Holland Flocke

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 361-5562

$575,000 1BR/2BA

358 Prospect St. C Greg Noonan

La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 551-3302

$675,000 2BR/2BA

7575 Eads Avenue # 305 The Daniels Group

La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Willis Allen R.E. (858) 232-2985

$915,000 2BR/1BA

635 Fern Glen Lisa Colgate

La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 752-3566

$1,000,000-$1,050,876 5BR/2BA

705 Nautilus Eric Eaton

La Jolla Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 349-7566

$1,095,000 3BR/2BA

6683 Aranda Avenue David Schroedl

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

$1,100,000-$1,250,876 2BR/2BA

7555 Eads Ave. #1 Lisa Colgate

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 752-3566

$1,185,000 2BR/2BA

800 Prospect Street, #4B Mary McGonigle

La Jolla Pacific Sotheby's

$1,245,000 4BR/2BA

515 Gravilla Street Katy LaPay & Peter Barnes

La Jolla Sat/Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Gallery Properties (858) 232-7456

$1,375,000 3BR/3.5BA

1475 Caminito Diadema Goldie Sinegal

La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 342-0035

$1,399,000 3BR/2.5BA

7482 Caminito Rialto Mimi Swenson

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 735-9850

$1,495,000 2BR/2BA

800 Prospect Street, Unit 4D La Jolla Lynn Walton Coldwell Banker

$1,595,000-$1,700,876 3BR/2.5BA

302 Prospect St #4 Jeri Hein

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 775-5374

$1,725,000 3BR/3BA

220 Coast Blvd. 1G Greg Noonan

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 551-3302

$2,000,000-$2,400,876 5BR/4BA

7020 Via Estrada David Schroedl

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 459-0202

$2,195,000 5BR/6BA

887 La Jolla Rancho Road Robert Nelson

La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Nelson Real Estate (858) 531-4555

$2,450,000-$2,795,000 6BR/7BA

6590 Avenida Mirola Gina Hixson

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 405-9100

$3,298,500 5BR/5.5BA

7812 Sierra Mar Jeri Hein

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty (858) 775-5374

$5,325,000 4BR/4BA

6933 Neptune Pl O. DeJourday/P. Denning

La Jolla Thu/Fri 1pm - 3pm/Sat 1pm - 4pm Coldwell Banker (619) 248-7827

$5,325,000 4BR/4BA

6933 Neptune Pl Barbara Leinenweber

La Jolla Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 361-2556

Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (858) 405-3931

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 981-0002

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Page B24 - OCTOBER 27, 2011 - LA JOLLA LIGHT 858-456-6850 GREAT ENTERTAINING HOME Placed on an expansive lot of almost ½ an acre is this attractive single-level 4BR/2.5BA property in Muirlands West. A light and bright LR includes a cozy fireplace as does the grand FR. There is a separate formal dining area and the kitchen with granite countertops opens up onto the breakfast area. The MBR has been expanded into a welcome retreat of substantial scale. Terrific for entertaining there is a covered back patio, spa and enormous pool. This home has tremendous curb appeal with the circular drive leading up to the 3-car garage. $1,399,000

Above and Beyond

CLASSIC VINTAGE HOME We proudly offer this classic 1920s home in the Village across the street from the ocean and walking distance to the Cove. This residence has been recently renovated and has 4-6 bedrooms, refinished hardwood flooring, custom built-ins and a beautiful brick patio with spa and pool. $2,995,000-$3,333,876

“The level of service we received from the Chodorow Team was above and beyond our expectations! When we had any questions or concerns, your team was always there to skillfully guide us through the process of selling our home” – CS

LANDMARK TUDOR Classic European home with guest house offers a wonderful blend of old world charm and modern day convenience. You’ll love the walnut hardwoods, travertine floors, custom mantle and crown moldings. The cook’s kitchen is fitted with birch wood cabinetry, granite counters and a prep island. $2,690,000









This 3,440 square foot custom home with its sprawling gardens and pool is a delight to behold! Beautifully remodeled inside and out with the finest of finishes, the great room features 18 foot ceilings while the lushly landscaped rear yard provides the ultimate in outside living. $2,399,000

Magnificent 2001 Spanish Mediterranean 2 level home with a full 180 degree ocean view and walking distance from the Village. Main residence has four bedrooms plus there is a full guest house. Home is completely secure and low maintenance. Ideal primary or vacation home. One of a kind at $2,280,000

Fall in love with San Diego Home & Garden’s 2006 Historic Remodel-of-the-Year, just one house from Wind’nSea Beach. This craftsman-style beach house has been enlarged and modernized from its 1908 origin into an extraordinary ocean view 3BR plus den home including a 1 BR guesthouse. $2,195,000




Sensational two story condo in historic 464 Prospect-the most luxurious full service building in La Jolla- with the advantage of Mills Act taxes and a décor that will take your breath away. There are large living, dining, and kitchen areas and a very private and quiet guest bedroom wing plus family room. $1,990,000

Beautiful ocean and downtown La Jolla views can be seen from this 2 story home on a verdant 0.7 acre site. Built in 1950, the home could be extensively remodeled or torn down by someone who wants to build an estate in La Jolla’s prestigious Hillside area. $1,795,000

Bring your designer’s touch to this sprawling Spanish-style home offering incredible remodeling potential. With 5BR, multiple bonus rooms, a large eastern view deck & over 3,700 sq ft of living space, the possibilities are endless. Adjacent 15,000+ sq ft lot can be purchased separately for $675,000. $1,375,000

7780 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA

California Realty

10-27-2011 La Jolla Light  
10-27-2011 La Jolla Light  

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