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Association redefines Open Space Policy BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Open Space Policy and Fund will now be known as the Covenant Enhancement Policy and Fund, to better reflect the issues the Association is facing today and establish clear guidelines for making property acquisitions in the future. The board voted on the change at its Oct. 4 meeting. The redefined policy now allows for acquisition of several types of parcels including: critical parcels for open space; purchase of parcels to allow the removal of existing development; purchase of buildings, land easements or development rights to preserve community features, landscapes or historic resources; partnership acquisitions of open space parcels; purchase of parcels for recreational needs; and expenditure of See SPACE, page 26

RSF Tennis Club turns 50

Oct. 11, 2012

Construction set to begin soon on Plaza De Acacias

Above: Carlie Headapohl, former professional Tracy Austin and Diana Clark played at the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club’s 50th Anniversary celebration on Oct. 7. See page 8. The event also wrapped up another successful Rancho Days celebration. Left: Austin on the court. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

BY KAREN BILLING Construction on the new village commercial center Plaza De Acacias will kick off in the next couple of weeks. Located at the southeast corner of Avenida de Acacias and El Tordo in the RSF Village, the two-story, 6,170-square-foot project is expected to be complete by May 2013. The project came before the Rancho Santa Fe Association board on Oct. 4 for the last of three reviews — it was conditionally approved in October of 2011. Only small changes

have been made to the project since last year, all driven by the county approval process, according to developer Mike Grehl. The changes include a set of stairs deleted from the front of the building and replaced with a planter, a mechanical equipment screen and an ADA-accessible elevator added in the lobby. Developers Brad Geier and Mike Grehl, who both grew up in the Ranch, hope not to disrupt the community during the estimated seven-month-long construcSee PLAZA, page 14

New community playground coming to RSF Covenant BY KAREN BILLING New playground equipment for Covenant kids is set to land at the Rancho Santa Fe ball fields this week. The arrival marks a near yearlong process and is the first successful effort of many to get a community playground in place.

If all goes as planned, the equipment could be ready for miniature princesses and ninjas to be climbing and sliding by Halloween. “I’m still just so giddy, I’m still sort of shocked,” said Heather Slosar, the local mother of five who led the playground effort, first ap-

proaching the Association in March 2011. “It feels great. There are a lot of people who really wanted this for our community for years. It just came down to the community and the Association really getting behind it. Everyone had a ‘We Can’ attitude.”

The wooden, natural-looking play structure will be located near the back of the dirt parking lot, tucked behind the baseball diamond backstop at the RSF ball fields, south of Richardson Field on See PLAYGROUND, page 26

Covenant assessment rates to stay same BY KAREN BILLING The assessment rate for Covenant homeowners will remain 14 cents per $100,000 of assessed value in 2012-13, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board voted on Oct. 4. Of that assessment, 11.5 cents will go to general services and 2.5 cents will go into the newly renamed Covenant


Enhancement Fund. Assessment billings will be sent out to residents at the end of October and are due Nov. 1. The total valuation for all Covenant properties per the July 2012 edition of the San Diego County Tax Assessor’s roll is $3,914 billion, representing a 0.14 percent decrease over last

year’s value of $3,930. The 14-cent assessment equals $5,479,133 of revenue and the Association has taken a conservative stance in the budget by reducing that revenue by $110,280, the current amount of delinquent properties if none were See ASSESSMENT, page 26

Golf Club’s Hoedown Dance, BBQ Children enjoyed the hayrides during the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s Hoedown Dance and BBQ on Oct. 6. The event was part of Rancho Days. See page 18. PHOTO/JON CLARK

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RSF Forest Health: First in a series For nearly 90 years, the towering red gum eucalyptus trees have defined the skyline of Rancho Santa Fe. Now, after years of combating attacks by the lerp psyllid parasite and struggling through recent drought conditions, the majority of the red gum population is dead or dying. The RSF Association has determined that bold steps must be taken now, both to protect the community and to preserve the forest of skyline trees that has graced our vistas. RSF Fire Chief Tony Michel has alerted the Association board and the Committee on the Natural Environment (CONE) that the “Dead and Dying Trees� (DDT) represent a significant fire hazard to the Association and its residents. He has recommended that the Association begin selectively thinning forested areas where the concentration of dead red gum eucalyptus trees is the heaviest. This culling process will reduce the fire hazard by reducing the fuel load. In addition, with less competition for scarce water and nutrients, the struggling trees that remain will have a better chance to recover. The large stand of dead and dying red gum eucalyptus trees in the accompanying photo is in the 5000 block of Linea del Cielo. According to Michel: “For the last nine years the DDT problem has been increasing and has escalated the fire threat to the community. In response to the declining state of Rancho Santa Fe’s urban forest, the Fire District and Association are developing strategies that will help in reducing our community’s wildfire threat and which will protect the community from another disaster similar to what we experienced during the 2007 Witch Creek fire.�

At the annual retreat of the RSFA board in August, the board determined that the issues threatening of the health of our forest should be a priority for this coming year. The Committee on the Natural Environment (CONE), under the leadership of Bill Beckman, has developed a four-pronged approach to tackling the forest health problems. First, the Association will work with the Fire District to target areas where the density of DDT’s warrants a thinning effort. Second, the Association will begin selected removal of DDT’s on Covenant-owned or controlled property. Third, representatives of the Association staff, as well as RSFFD staff members, will work with individual residents to identify DDT’s on their property and will help residents to find cost-saving ways to remove the appropriate trees. Finally, and perhaps most importantly for the future, the Association will begin the process of planting new trees in areas where DDT’s will be removed. Future planting will be done with a focus on forest diversity and drought tolerance. The red gum eucalyptus may not dominate the RSF forests 10 years from now, but the CONE committee is determined that the distinctive RSF skyline will survive. This article is the first in a series of articles about RSF Forest Health. The next article will provide more detail about ongoing efforts to solve the problems our forest faces. If you would like more information about removing DDT’s or planting appropriate trees, please contact Arnold Keene at or Chris Galindo at RSFFD, (858) 756-6010. More information can also be found at and — CONE

RSF Association and RSF Foundation to split cost of Osuna Adobe structural repairs BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation will share the $24,720 cost of repairing structural damage on the Osuna Adobe. The Association board approved the expenditure at its Oct. 4 meeting. Kirk Dakan, senior planner, said the damage on the adobe was discovered during the summer when the $55,000 concrete stucco removal and adobe resurfacing project was underway. “The stucco came off very easily and revealed a lot about the history of the building, however, it also revealed that the adobe had some structural problems,� said Dakan of the rotted wood of the “lintels,� the load-bearing component above the windows and doors.

Dakan said that the wood is in such bad shape that “you can literally poke a finger into the rotted wood.� The refinishing project is complete on some sides of the adobe, but has been held up on the west side until the repairs are made. The Osuna Committee made the request to the Association for the funds to make the repairs. The Association received two bids and Dakan admitted to being a little surprised at the cost, but the high cost is attributed to the complicated nature of repairing lintels in an adobe structure. “I’ve seen it and I’m amazed it can be fixed for $24,000,� said director Anne Feighner, who said the work is crucial to save the adobe. The contractor awarded

the bid is Mark Sauer Construction, which specializes in historic adobe restoration and has been working on the adobe resurfacing and stucco removal. Director Larry Spitcaufksy noted that while the finance committee approved the expenditure, the committee was reluctant to do so without a long-term plan in place for the Osuna property. Director Ann Boon agreed with that logic, saying that the Association needs to be careful that the adobe doesn’t turn into a “money pit� and that the Osuna Committee should revise its numbers for the projected cost of the renovation. “I hope they don’t ask us for more money until somebody comes to us with an overall plan,� Boon said.

Two injured in Fairbanks Ranch car accident BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A traffic crash near Fairbanks Ranch Country Club left two motorists severely injured Oct. 5. The collision occurred about 7:50 a.m., when a 68-year-old Rancho Santa Fe man lost control of his 2007 Toyota Camry while heading west on a curving stretch of San Dieguito Road at high speed, according to the California Highway Patrol. The car spun out and skidded into an eastbound lane near Winland Hills Drive, where it was struck broadside by a 2003 Toyota RAV4 driven by a 74-year-old San Diego woman, CHP public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said. Medics took both drivers to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where they were admitted in critical condition. Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the collision, Bettencourt said.




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Officials to discuss possible extension of San Diego Polo Club lease

More studies needed before Del Mar Fairgrounds upgrade can proceed

BY JOE TASH The city of San Diego is willing to consider a lease extension of three to five years with the San Diego Polo Club for property the club has occupied for the past 26 years, the city’s chief operating officer said Oct. 9. Polo club officials are set to meet with city representatives on Oct. 16 to discuss the lease extension for the 80-acre parcel at El Camino Real and Via de la Valle where the club has operated since 1986. The property is owned by the city of San Diego, and the club’s 26-year lease expired in March. Rather than negotiate exclusively with the club for a long-term extension of the lease, the city decided to open up the bidding to other groups to ensure that it got the best value for the property, said Jay Goldstone, the city’s chief operating officer. The city had planned to issue a request for proposals from groups interested in leasing the property this spring, but the process was delayed while the city finalized the design for an expansion and realignment of El Camino Real, which could end up cutting across a corner of the polo club property, Goldstone said. That left the club on a month-tomonth lease since March, making it difficult to spend money on maintenance, or sublease the property for such events as the popular Surf Cup youth soccer tournament. Any extension of the lease would have to be approved by the San Diego City Council, Goldstone said, but the city is willing to sit down and discuss an interim extension with the polo club. Currently, the club pays the city $9,842 per month to lease the property. Goldstone

BY JOE TASH The state agency that oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds will have to complete additional environmental studies before it can move forward with plans to upgrade the property, based on a judge’s ruling in a lawsuit against the agency. The lawsuit was filed by the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club, and alleged that the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned fairgrounds, did not adequately address a series of environmental issues before approving an ambitious master plan for the property in 2011. San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager, in a split decision issued Wednesday (Oct. 3), rejected some of the Sierra Club’s allegations and upheld others regarding the environmental impact report for the master plan. The bottom line is that further environmental work will be required before the district can start any of the projects in the master plan, which includes construction of a new exhibit hall with

would not comment on possible terms for an interim lease. He said that once the El Camino Real project is completed over the next three to five years, the city would issue a request for proposals and find a long-term lessee for the property. Goldstone said he is hoping the city can reach a deal for an interim lease extension before a new mayor takes over. Mayor Jerry Sanders will step down Dec. 3 at the end of his term and a new mayor — either City Councilman Carl DeMaio or U.S. Rep. Bob Filner — will take over. Meanwhile, polo club officials said they would prefer a long-term lease, but want at least an interim extension so they can sign agreements with outside groups that stage youth soccer and lacrosse tournaments and other events. Club president Ron Bonaguidi said he is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with Jim Barwick, director of the city’s real estate assets department, to discuss an interim lease extension. For now, he said, the interim extension would allow the club to spend money to maintain the property and to make the property available for outside events. The uncertainty over the lease has already led one group that sponsors a youth lacrosse tournament to move its event to South Carolina, costing San Diego millions of dollars in visitor revenue, Bonaguidi said. But he and club officials are optimistic the city will move forward with an interim lease, he said this week. “It’s promising and we’re optimistic and hopeful,” he said.

underground parking, paving a large dirt parking lot, realigning the Solana Gate, building new offices and box office, adding an electronic reader board along Interstate 5 and construction of a health club and sports training facility. Both sides interpreted the ruling as a victory. “The overwhelming majority of complaints were rejected by the judge. This is a huge victory for the district and the taxpayers,” said Adam Day, president of the district’s board of directors. Judge Prager provided “a very clear path to correct the minor deficiencies he has identified,” which should take two to three months, Day said, which in turn would clear the way for the district to move forward with fairgrounds improvements. The first priority, Day said, would be to replace the fairgrounds’ aging exhibit halls —some of which are 60 years old — with “new, up-to-date, energy efficient, modern exhibit halls.”

But an attorney for the Sierra Club said it won’t be quite so simple to remedy the deficiencies in the environmental impact report identified by the judge. In his ruling, Prager determined that the district must do additional work in four areas: traffic generation and mitigation, greenhouse gases and water supply. “I’m pessimistic that it will be as easy as Mr. Day suggested that it might be,” said attorney Jan ChattenBrown. “These issues are not going to be readily addressed, they are going to have to do some hard work.” “It’s not a quote, fix-it ticket, that was the term the district’s counsel used in court. It’s not at all such a simple matter, there’s a fairly rigorous test that is applied,” Chatten-Brown said. The fact that Prager sided with the Sierra Club on any of the issues it raised is a “game-changer,” said Chatten-Brown, and means the club prevailed in its legal action. The club is also entiSee FAIRGROUNDS, page 28

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Jane Goodall presides over local benefit, reaches out to next generation BY PAT SHERMAN The world’s foremost authority on Chimpanzees, Jane Goodall, was in La Jolla Sept. 28 to raise money for her Virginia-based wildlife and environmental conservation organization, The Jane Goodall Institute. The event was held at the La Jolla Farms estate of Michelle Lerach, owner of Cups bakery, and husband, William Lerach. Prior to the event, the 78-year-old primatologist, anthropologist and Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane United Nations Mes- Goodall Institute and a UN senger of Peace sat Messenger of Peace. down with this news- Photo/Nancee Lewis paper group to share some of her observations on mankind’s closest living relatives. Though Goodall does not travel with a live chimp, a stuffed Congolese companion was at her side, similar to Jubilee, the toy chimp her father gave her as a child, which still sits on her dresser in London. “He’s too frail to travel,” Goodall said of Jubilee, introducing “Mr. H,” her stuffed traveling companion of 16 years, which was given to her by young Marine who lost his eyesight.

Asked about the moment at Gombe Stream National Park when Goodall discovered chimpanzees’ dark side — which includes a capacity for violent and aggressive behavior, including cannibalism — Goodall said it was “really shocking.” However, she said chimps also have a tremendous capacity for love, compassion and altruism. “The chimpanzees show both, just as we do,” she said. “They have very strong bonds between family members, and can live to be 70 years. … Brothers will support each other; adult females will rescue their fully-grown sons, or go to their help, anyway.” During her 45-year study on the social and familial interactions of wild chimps in Gombe Stream in Tanzania, Goodall became one of the first researchers to challenge two long-held beliefs — that chimps are strictly vegetarian and that only humans construct and use tools. Asked if chimps have the capacity for more crafty endeavors, such as knitting or decoupage, Goodall laughed, noting that chimps in captivity have displayed a love of painting and have been taught more than 400 symbols of American Sign Language. “There are some chimpanzees who are very sophisticated in the use of touch pads and computers,” she said. “They have amazing memories for positions of numbers on the page.” The greatest difference between chimps and humans, she said, is mankind’s “explosive” intellectual development — an evolutionary process she doesn’t see occurring in chimps without a spoken language or its equivalent. “If they did develop, I would hope that the right brain would develop at the expense of the left brain, because look at the mess we’ve made,” she said. “How is it the most intellectual creatures who have ever walked on the face of the planet are destroying their only home?” Goodall currently travels 300 days a year sharing her message of forest conservation, raising awareness about the

commercial monkey, chimp and ape meat trade, and reaching out to the next generation through her organization’s “Roots and Shoots” program, which works with preschoolto college-age youth in more than 130 countries. “In Tanzania there’s about 200 square miles of forest that we’re helping to restore or protect, by working with the people, getting their support and helping them to live better lives — working with the people so that they don’t need to cut the trees down or hunt the monkeys, because they can do other things,” she said. Roots and Shoots participants work in groups, choosing from three projects to improve the planet: people, animals and the environment. “You learn about it, yes, but (you also) roll up your sleeves and get out and take action,” Goodall said. “It’s main message is every single individual matters, every single individual makes a difference every single day — and we have a choice as to what kind of difference we’re going to make.” “There’s no point in saving anything if the young people aren’t going to look after it better than we have,” she said. To learn more about The Jane Goodall Institute:

RSF Fire District to host Open House at newly rebuilt station . Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will be hosting an Open House at their newly rebuilt RSFFPD Station 3, located at 6424 El Apajo in Rancho Santa Fe, on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include station tours, apparatus displays, educational exhibits, and more. “We are excited for this opportunity to welcome the community to Station 3,” said Fire Chief Tony Michel. “This has been a long process which began over 10 years ago, but we are pleased to have a facility that will ensure that fire protection and emergency medical services will be available in this community for many years to come.” For more information, please visit or call 858-756-5971.

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RSF Foundation co-sponsoring private screening in RSF of docu-series ‘Get to Work’

BY JOE TASH They come from all walks of life, from a convict who spent more than 30 years in prison, to an 18-year-old girl who had never been in trouble, to a man whose three children are in foster care. What they share is a common desire to get a job and live with dignity. They are the clients of Second Chance, a San Diego nonprofit that has helped nearly 4,000 people get back to work since it was founded in 1993. “We get them ready, equipped, excited, passionate about getting back into the workforce again,” said Robert Coleman, executive director of Second Chance. “They come to Second Chance with hope, that they want to be different. They’re not sure how to get there, but they know in their hearts they want it.” This year, an eight-part documentary series about Second Chance, called “Get to Work,” aired on the Sundance Channel. The premier episode of the series will be shown at a special screening at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe at an event co-sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and Second Chance. The event is free, but reservations are required. Staff and clients featured in the episode will be on hand, and introductory remarks will be made by San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, a Second Chance board member. To make a reservation, call Maureen Polimadei at 619-839-0953. Debbie Anderson, programs manager for the Foundation, said the purpose of the event is “to raise awareness of the programs at Second Chance. If people are inclined to support the program, that would be wonderful, too.” In 2011, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation awarded two grants to Second Chance: $20,000 to its Urban Garden Project, part of a program that supports at-risk youth; and $10,000 for a program that assists homeless veterans in finding jobs and other resources, Anderson said. The Sundance Channel series came about when producers began looking at STRIVE, a program based in Harlem, New York, that provides basic training in how to get a job, from the proper attitude and appearance to interview and resume-writing skills. Second Chance uses the STRIVE model in its four-week training course, and Sundance producers visited San Diego to see how the program worked. Sundance executive Marco Bresaz said he and his colleagues were impressed by the Second Chance program, and also saw an opportunity to show a different side to the story of Americans trying to break out of homelessness, drug addiction and other problems to get jobs and put their lives back on track. San Diego, he said, was a sort of “paradise lost. Even in a city as physically beautiful as San Diego, people are struggling.” One of the things that gets driven home by the documentary, said Bresaz, is the commonality between the audience and those who are in the program. “As I saw people come through, I felt lucky, they weren’t all that different from me,” he said. The skills needed to thrive in the business world are alien to many of the Second Chance clients, Bresaz said. He recalled one young man who came in late to a session and was told that if he wanted to stay, he had to smile. At first, the youth, who had grown up in a gang-infested neighborhood, resisted. In the youth’s world, Bresaz said, “a smile is a weakness, a smile will get your butt kicked.” But finally, he relented and had a breakthrough, realizing there was a different way to relate to the people around him.

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October 11, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Meet the San Dieguito Union High School District candidates Four candidates are vying for two open seats on the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 6 Name: Joyce Dalessandro Years lived in school district: 37 Profession/Education: President, San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees. After completing my bachelor’s degree at Cornell University, I did my graduate work at Columbia University, receiving an M.A. specializing in curriculum development. Joyce Dalessandro Community Activities: I have been involved in many activities during the years that I have lived in this community. I am a past president of the Torrey Pines High School Parent Association and represented parents on the district’s Strategic Planning Committee and on the Torrey Pines Site Council. I was a member of the founding team for the TPHS Foundation and served as the vice president for business fundraising. I have also served as treasurer of both Grad Nite and Dollars for Scholars, as well as actively participating in and heading many other committees and projects. In 1994, I was selected by Redbook Magazine as “Volunteer of the Year” for my work at Torrey Pines High School. I was first elected to the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees in 1996 and am completing my fourth term. I currently serve as board president. I have completed leadership training by the California School Boards Association to earn my Master’s in Boardsmanship and Master’s of Governance. As a member of the board I have been involved in numerous district/community liaison committees, advisory committees, and task forces. 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the school district? Without question, the biggest issues that the school district currently faces are budgetary. More than ever, eduSee DALESSANDRO, page 27 Name: Steve McDowell Years living in the School District: 25 Profession/education: Financial consultant, primarily working with locally started companies including: General Atomic, General Dynamics, QUALCOMM, and REMEC. Areas of focus; compliance reporting, due diligence, cost accounting, and budgetSteve McDowell ing. Bachelor of Science in finance from San Diego State University, Master’s in business administration from the University of San Diego Community activities: Assistant Scout Master and Treasurer for Troop 713 Boy Scouts of America, Citizenship in the Community and Personal Management Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Counselor, currently safety officer and for four years player agent for Del Mar Little League, chair of the City of Del Mar Traffic and Parking Committee, in the past auditor and treasurer for the Del Mar Heights PTA and auditor for the Earl Warren PTSA, former board member Del Mar Union School District. 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the school district? In many districts bringing test scores up to levels considered acceptable is the biggest issue. San Dieguito Union School District scores are already outstanding. Our district’s biggest challenge is to ensure student achievement continues to improve so that our students attain competencies and skill levels to compete in the 21st century economy. Another significant challenge facing us is declining educational funding and the State borrowing from school districts which requires we establish spending priorities and further tighten our belts. Unfunded State and Federal mandates have also been growing, requiring the district to spend valuable resources. Deciding how best to use every resource the district will require an engaged board willing to ask questions, listen actively to public input, and conduct their own research to make sure all options have been explored. The board must be prepared to make cuts and vote no to keep expenditures within funding limits. 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest See MCDOWELL, page 27

election: Joyce Dalessandro (incumbent), Beth Gergesheimer (incumbent), Graham Ledger and Steve McDowell. Below are candiName: Graham Ledger Years living in the school district:

date photos, bios and answers to two questions given to them by this newspaper.

Profession/education: Businessman, television news anchor, conservative community leader, parent. BS, SDSU. Telecommunications major, Public Administration, minor. Community activities: I have been a community leader for two decades. I have anchored the news Graham Ledger on television in Southern California for more than 20 years, including the nightly newscasts at KFMB-TV beginning in 1990, while covering some of the biggest live news stories in Southern California history, including the devastating wild fires of 2003. I have sat on boards of directors for local charities, including Father Joe’s Village-Toussaint Youth Center and the Sullivan Foundation for Children. I am an active member of my church and I volunteer my time at dozens of charitable events throughout the county each year. I have also served on the PTA. I am an honorary Deputy Sheriff for San Diego County. I currently anchor a nightly, network newscast (Wealth International News), which is seen nationwide by more than 15 million households from New York City to Los Angeles. I am a two-time Emmy Award winner and a two-time Golden Microphone winner. I have been named Big Brother’s and Sister’s “Man of the Year 2000,” and, I was given a proclamation of “Graham Ledger Day” by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for my work with abused children. In 2006, I helped launch a high-tech company in San

Name: Beth Hergesheimer Years living in the School District: 17 Profession/education: I hold a degree in Business Administration, and have worked in human resources in hospital, manufacturing and engineering settings. Community activities: At Flora Vista Elementary I became the Health and Safety Chairperson, responsible for Red Ribbon week activities, organizing a holiday giving program and coordinating campus emergency pre- Beth Hergesheimer paredness. I then became Vice President of Legislation, taking my first trip to Sacramento. I served as PTA President, and began volunteering at the middle and high school campuses my sons attended. I realized that my human resources and business administration education and experience, as well as my passion and interest for what was happening in our schools, were a very good match for board work. I began attending board meetings, and ultimately filed for and was declared into office in 2004. I have also served six years on a non-profit pre-school advisory committee. 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the school district? 1) Fair and adequate state funding is a key issue for the public school system. 2) Maintaining our high levels of achievement while making additional strides in student performance is an important goal, and a complex issue. 3) Maintaining and developing the cooperative partnership between students, teachers, parents, and administra-

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RSF pancreatic cancer survivor has high hopes that Senate will pass new research bill BY KAREN BILLING Rancho Santa Fe resident Stu Rickerson recently attended his 45-year high school reunion in New Jersey. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005, it was a celebration he wasn’t sure he would be around to attend. Rickerson knows he is one of the lucky ones as pancreatic cancer only has a 6 percent five-year survival rate, the only major cancer with a survival rate in the single digits. He was excited to attend his reunion, to see his classmates who had remained so supportive over the course of his illness, but he was more excited to see the passage of a new bill that could ensure more pancreatic cancer patients have the opportunity for more reunions and happy endings. On Sept. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act (formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act), which formally requires the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to create a long-term plan for cancers with low survival rates and to promote scientific advancements. The act provides an opportunity to change the future for pancreatic cancer by implementing a research plan that could help develop early detection methods and effective treatment options that are currently lacking. Pancreatic cancer currently gets less than 2 percent of NCI’s research budget despite being the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits. “Cancer, in its many forms, exacts a very high economic and personal burden to families—mine is no different,” said bill co-sponsor Congressman Brian Bilbray. “Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive of the cancers with an extremely high mortality rate. Unlocking its mysteries will not only save the lives of those afflicted with this terrible disease, but can be the stepping stone to finding the cure of other aggressive cancers.” Rickerson said Bilbray worked very hard on the Energy and Commerce Committee that deals with medical care issues to ensure that the bill got to the floor and received a favorable vote. “Bilbray’s office really was energetic and tireless in working to keep this bill moving forward so I’m really thankful for him and his hardworking staff,” Rickerson said.

Both Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer were co-sponsors of the bill, as well as Congressman Bob Filner of the 51st district, and current mayoral candidate. It is the hope that the senate will vote quickly and it gets signed into law by the president. They are on a tight timeline as the 211th Congress halted work for the election and ends in January and, if not passed, the slate is wiped clean and they would have to start the process all over again. “I think it’s a realistic hope because 59 senators cosponsored this bill and it’s bi-partisan and non-partisan support,” Rickerson said. “I believe they will put aside the gridlock we read about all the time and decide that this is an issue that is both urgent and timely.” While pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in America, according to a recent Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) study, it has the potential to move up to the second leading cause of cancer death by 2020 if not by 2015. “That’s what’s so encouraging about this bill,” said Rickerson. “I personally believe that it will help change that deadly trajectory of this disease.” Rickerson has stayed very involved in the fight as a member of PANCAN’s national board of directors. “PANCAN continues to lead the fight on behalf of pancreatic cancer patients across the country in a comprehensive and strategic way,” said Rickerson. “About a year ago we set a goal to double the pancreatic cancer survival rate by 2020.” Rickerson said that, in the last year, PANCAN has seen several promising developments, such as a comprehensive clinical research database so patients who are looking to get into clinical trials can be matched up, and a 28 percent spike in research grant funding. But what Rickerson sees as one of the most important accomplishments is the advocacy effort helped by the “historic” passage of the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act. This Saturday, Oct. 13, PANCAN will host Purple Stride, a 5K run and 1-mile walk at Mission Bay Park’s De Anza Cove. The goal this year is to raise $175,000. To register, visit

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RSF Tennis Club 50th Anniversary Celebration The Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club held its 50th Anniversary Celebration party Oct. 7 during Rancho Days. The event featured a family barbecue catered by the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, and a tennis exhibition with Tracy Austin, a two-time U.S. Open champion and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion. Photos/Jon Clark

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A legendary land graced by natural beauty, Fairbanks Ranch was once the paradise ranch of movie greats Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Today, breathtaking estates are located within this exclusive, protective refuge amidst canyons, grassy peaks, sparkling lakes, meandering horse trails, comprehensive equestrian center and the elegant waterfront clubhouse. Fairbanks Ranch is an idyllic neighborhood offering security, tranquility and an extraordinary lifestyle.

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Vi e w p o i n t s , co-presented by The Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, will present guest speaker Martin Cooper, inventor of the first personal cell phone, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fellowship Center at the Village Church. Martin Cooper Imagine what life was like or would be like without cell phones ... and the technology behind them! Citing Captain Kirk’s communicator on Star Trek as his inspiration, Cooper changed the way we communicate forever. Cooper is an internationally-renowned expert on technology and innovation and its impact on business and society. He is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors of our time and has spent most of the past 50 years creating some of the world’s most important business and technological concepts and offerings, including virtually every major innovation in personal wireless communications. He is an activist in shaping global technological policies, serves on the U.S. Depart-

ment of Commerce Spectrum Advisory Committee, and is passionate about using wireless technology to revolutionize health care and commerce. In addition, he is an entrepreneur who has co-founded a number of companies, among them GreatCall, Inc., the innovator of the Jitterbug cell phone and service. Join Viewpoints on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to meet our very own “Captain Kirk” and learn more about emerging technology, data privacy, and mobile health care among other topics, in the Fellowship Center at the Village Church. The evening will begin with wine and light hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. The discussion will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and will include time for audience questions. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged and may be purchased either online at or by calling 858-381-8070. Viewpoints is co-presented by The Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The goal of the lecture series is to inform, inspire and impact by providing a forum in which individuals, renown in their field, share their knowledge, wisdom and experience with members of our community.

Healthy Living Festival at DM Fairgrounds Oct. 13-14 The Healthy Living Festival will be held Oct. 13-14 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall (10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 13, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 14). Learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home. Listen to experts share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help you prevent disease and lower stress. Take part in free medical testing and screening. Stroll through the festival and sample organic foods and beverages, visit health professionals and sports and fitness experts, learn about the latest in nutrition, skin care and green living products. For more information, visit or www.

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Hall of Fame Thoroughbred jockey and local resident Julie Krone will be the featured guest at an open house and barbecue at the Rancho Riding Club in Rancho Santa Fe on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 20. “Julie will be Julie Krone sharing stories of her life-long love of horses and how they can impact our lives in a positive way,” said Debbie Rocha, Rancho Riding Club instructor and co-organizer of the event. “The whole community is invited to hear her inspirational message, and to learn more about the Rancho Riding Club.” The Rancho Riding Club, founded in

1946, is an all-purpose equestrian facility located on 11 acres in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. The club offers year-round activities, including horse shows, instructional clinics and social events, plus access to the extensive network of Rancho Santa Fe riding trails. In addition to winning 3,705 races during her Thoroughbred career – including the 2003 Pacific Classic at Del Mar — Krone is an experienced equestrian in a variety of riding and training disciplines. After competing the final two years of her racing career in Southern California, she retired in 2004. She lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Jay Hovdey, and daughter Lorelei. The Oct. 20 event will begin at 3 p.m. at the clubhouse of the Rancho Riding Club, with a barbecue to follow Krone’s remarks. The club is located on Rambla de las Flores, south of La Granada. The Riding Club board of directors requests that those interested in attending RSVP by Oct. 17 at (760) 8034041.

RSF Toastmasters International weekly schedule resumes Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters has resumed its fall and winter schedule each Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The group meets at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center in a private meeting room on the first floor. If you have been thinking about joining Toastmasters, please come to a meeting to see how much fun they have. Everyone is there to help each other become competent speakers and to take the fear out of standing up in front of a group or an audience. Based on recent research, the overwhelming reason people join Toastmasters is to improve speaking skills (71 percent); to improve interpersonal communication (42 percent); and to improve self-esteem (35 percent). You’ll also be happy to know this is not a lost art… the club also has younger members! As a matter of fact, 40 percent of the national members are under 35. (It is a fact that email and texting cannot make emotion ring true.) The fall and winter agenda will be chock full of special events, contests, a wine tasting party and more; always with fun as the main ingredient. Stop by any Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. to join in. You’ll see why Toastmasters has been around for so many years. For more information you can email any of the following board members: Paul Brown, president,; Sue Roberts, membership chair,; Michelle Balk, VP education,; or MaryBeth Brown, publicity chair, mbb@


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R. Roger Rowe School to hold Red Ribbon Week Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Rancho Santa Fe’s R. Roger Rowe School will kick off its annual Red Ribbon Week on Monday, Oct. 29. This year’s theme is “Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Proud, Say NO!” Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign promoting drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse prevention and awareness in youths and their parents. More critically, this educational campaign encourages students of every age to choose to live healthy and positive lives and provides parents with the tools to help. For older students, making healthy choices include saying “NO” to drugs, tobacco and alcohol. For younger students, healthy choices involve taking care of their bodies, good nutrition and fire prevention. Each day of Red Ribbon Week, the school will sponsor different events and activities to demonstrate to students the importance of making healthy choices in their own lives. Students will tie red ribbons to the fences to indicate they have pledged to be drug free. Students in grades K-4 will hang “hand print” banners outside on the courtyard railings to indicate their pledge to make healthy choices. Students in grades 5-8 will turn in entries to an optional essay contest about what choices they will make in their lives that will always help to keep them alcohol, tobacco and drug free. Jamba Juice will be sold outside the PAC ($2 for 8 oz.). Proceeds benefit

Hope2gether, a non-profit founded by Sherrie and Aaron Rubin to educate and raise awareness about the rising abuse of prescription drugs. The school’s daily dress themes as follows: Monday: “Turn Your Back on Drugs,” (wear cloths backward); Tuesday: “Hats Off to Good Choices,” (wear your favorite hat); Wednesday – Halloween Carnival (no Red Ribbon dress theme); Thursday – “Wear Red,”; and Friday – “Too Bright to do Drugs” (wear bright clothing). Red Ribbon Week commemorates the memory of Drug Enforcement Agent, Kiki Camarena, who was murdered by the drug cartel in Mexico in 1985. Red Ribbon Week started as a national response to his killing. Special Agent Camarena was an 11-year veteran of the DEA assigned to the Guadalajara, Mexico, office where he was on the trail of the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers. In 1985, he was extremely close to unlocking a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline. On Feb. 7, 1985, he was kidnapped, brutally tortured, and murdered by Mexican drug traffickers. His tragic death opened the eyes of many Americans to the dangers of drugs, and the international scope of the drug trade. Shortly after Kiki Camarena’s death, Congressman Duncan Hunter and Camarena’s high school friend Henry Lozano launched “Camarena Clubs” in his hometown of Calexico, California. Hundreds of club members pledged to lead drug free lives to honor the sacrifice made by Kiki Camarena.

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Join the fun at Rowe Halloween Parade and Carnival The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation invites all community members to join R. Roger Rowe School families at the annual Halloween Parade and Carnival on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Yes, this year’s Carnival is actually on Halloween, so don’t wait around until dark for the fun to begin – come to the Carnival! We hope our local preschools, businesses, sponsors, and neighbors will line the streets as our kids show off their costumes in our annual parade and then come enjoy some carnival games too! School will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. so please join us first for lunch on the upper blacktop near the field before the costume parade. We will have several great food trucks and booths serving a delicious selection for everyone ranging from $1-$6 beginning at 11:15 a.m. and all afternoon. We will have pizza, gourmet tacos, corn dogs, funnel cakes, nachos, salads, fruit smoothies, lemonade, ice cream, shave ice and more. The fun continues with the annual parade at 12:15 p.m. Beginning at noon, students and their families in grades pre-K through 2nd grade will gather in front of the school gym and 3rd grade through 6th grade will gather inside the gym. Ghosts,

goblins, princesses, superheroes, cowboys and cheerleaders will all begin the parade together from the gym, through town and back to school. Parents are asked to walk with their children. Immediately following the parade, the Carnival will begin at 12:30 p.m. The Carnival is going to be so much fun this year. We’re bringing back the cake walk, cake-decorating contest and teacher jail. We’ve added a teacher dunk tank (yes!!), a haunted Tunnel of Terror, a tattoo and ghoulie scar booth, a photo booth, bumper cars, a costume exchange for those outgrown costumes and exciting laser tag duels grouped by grade! A DJ will get the crowd going (The limbo? Thriller? Karaoke? A flash mob?) and of course, we will also have all of our old favorite carnival booths too! We hope to see everyone this Halloween! Admission is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the carnival. Wristbands will be on sale on Friday, 10/19; Monday, 10/29 and Tuesday, 10/30 at school drop-off and pick-up locations. We will also be collecting gently used costume donations (child and adult sizes) at the same time. — RSF Education Foundation

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Fiesta de Osuna The RSF Association’s Osuna Committee celebrated Rancho Days by hosting the “Fiesta de Osuna” at the Osuna Ranch Oct. 6. In addition to a free barbeque lunch, the Fiesta featured tours of the historic Osuna adobe, an art sale and traditional dance performance. The event also featured an an exhibition by Panadero XLVI, a pure Spanish stallion bred from legendary bull-fighting royalty by the famed Cardenas-Osuna families in Spain. Photos/Jon Clark

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Joleene Cannon, Bob Korody, and Lucy Kelts cut the ribbon to open the new gate (Above) Residents listen to Will Haifley, general manager of Fairbanks Ranch Association.

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Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe’s first gated residential community, recently completed the final phase of the reconstruction of its six entry gates. The four secondary gates were completed last year and an Oct. 5 ceremony marked the completion and dedication of the two main entry gates. The Fairbanks Ranch community is accessed through six gates all of which intersect San Dieguito Road. The construction project included two new guard houses at the main entrances, new entry monuments and gates at all six gates, signage enhancements, lighting, interior roadways at entrances and turn-out lanes from San Dieguito Road. The Gates and Road Improvement Project was approved in 2008 in a record vote in which 90 percent of Fairbanks Ranch residents cast their ballots with an 80 percent approval rate for both the capital expenditure for the project and the special assessment. Founded in 1980, the 1,240-acre neighbor to the Covenant is home to 600 residences, an equestrian center, five tennis courts, a 9-hole putting green, two lakes, a volleyball court, playground and picnic areas, hiking and jogging trails, and more.

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Author/former Navy Seal Sniper instructor to speak at RSF Library Guild event Oct. 25 Author Brandon Webb, former Navy Seal Sniper head instructor, will present his book “The Red Circle; My Life in the Navy Seal, Sniper Corps and How I Trained America’s Deadliest Marksmen” at the Thursday, Oct. 25 RSF Library Guild meeting. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the RSF Library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. Cost: $40, which includes author presentation, signed copy of the book, light dinner, and cocktails/drinks. This event is for Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild members. Anyone can become a member of the Library Guild. Go to or call (858) 756-4780. This RSF Library Guild Author Talk is sponsored by Don Johnson of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.

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PLAZA continued from page 1 tion. “We want to make every effort to make it a smooth construction process,” Grehl said, noting that they have worked out an off-site parking plan for construction vehicles and worked with the school and the RSF Patrol on best routes during peak school times. “We will try very hard not to get in anybody’s way, Grehl said.” The existing parking lot adjacent to their site, located behind Wells Fargo and Union Bank, will remain

Meet Rep. Allen West (R-FL) at RSF GOP event The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed. have a unique opportunity to have Representative Allen West (RRep. Allen West (R-FL) FL) to speak on Sunday, Oct. 14. (This is a rescheduling from the event planned for July 2011.) A Republican within the T.E.A. party movement, Congressman West is in a new Florida district, and needs local GOP financial support. West believes in the principles of the Founders, including Alexander Hamilton’s call for limited governance (Federalist Papers No. 41). As a freshman in Congress, he has voted to repeal and defund ObamaCare (HR 2); voted for increasing federally-owned oil and gas drilling and allowing the Keystone XL

pipeline (HR 49 and others); voted to audit the Federal Reserve (HR 1496); co-sponsored the repeal of the federal minimum wage (HR 745); co-sponsor of repealing the “death tax” (HR 1259); co-sponsor of reassessing foreign aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan; voted for “Cut, Cap & Balance” (HR 2560); among other legislation. Join RSF GOP Women on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., for a private reception and discussion with light appetizers and beverages. The event will be held at Morgan Run Club & Resort, 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe. Minimum contribution of $100 per person. (May contribute a maximum of $2,500.) For reservations or information, contact Jody, or 858-756-1906. Please send checks payable to “Allen West for Congress” to: RSFRWF, P.O. Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Please make reservations by Thursday, Oct. 11.

RSF GOP Women to hold ‘Best Party in Town’ candidates’ forum Renderings of the new Plaza de Acacias, located on the corner of El Tordo and Avenida de Acacias, set to break ground in the coming weeks. COURTESY and Plaza de Acacias will uti- project is Doug Mansfield, a former RSF Association Lily lize 68 parking spaces. The architect on the Award winner.


Please join the Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed. on Sunday, Oct. 21, for the “Best Party In Town” candidates’ forum. The event will be held at the patio at Mille Fleurs, 6009 Paseo Delicias, from 3-5 p.m. $25 per person. Ask questions of the Republican candidates for school board to Assembly to San Diego Mayor to Congress, and other offices. For information and reservations: Jody, 858-756-1906 or


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RSF residents give big for ‘Y’ skaters RSF resident Jere Oren has actively participated with the YMCA since he was a child. Having been involved with different “Ys” across the country, Jere’s parents, Sophie and Samuel, taught him to love all that the YMCA has to offer from a very young age. This love has stayed with him to today and he can frequently be found at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas. Jere and Joyce Oren The YMCA recently announce that Jere and Joyce Oren have given a gift of $50,000 towards the world-renowned Skate Park. This park is undergoing a $680,000 capital campaign for rebuilding and renovating this celebrated space, which has developed careers of Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek and more. The gift the Orens have made will expand and renovate the park’s “Mini-Land” lesson area. This area hosts skaterboarders as young as 3 years old and aids in basic and beginner instruction. Currently, the lessons are impacted due to popularity and the wood structures suffer from moisture damage from the Pacific Ocean breezes. Jere’s $50,000 gift will not only

honor the years of happiness his own children, Robert and Susan, received during their time at New England YMCA facilities, but will also open the door for skill building, valuesbased programming and a fun environment for this community to enjoy for years to come. The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Skate Park receives over 19,000 annual visits from youth, teen and adult skaters, lesson participants and special events. Jere and Joyce are active YMCA members, enjoying swimming, fitness and volunteering. While at this YMCA, he is reminded of the past memories he and his family members have had staying active in the organization. To honor his family members and celebrate the core values the YMCA stands for, Jere has become one of the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA’s most loyal and generous donors also giving substantial gifts to the building of the Aquatic Center, Preschool expansion, Financial Assistance programs and more. Jere has stated, “The YMCA is critical to this community because it is the one place where all children and adults can come and gain life-changing experiences. It is truly a mecca for all people, regardless of their different backgrounds.” After moving to Rancho Santa Fe in 1979, Jere quickly became an integral community member and philanthropist. He also generously supports local hospitals, his church and other nonprofit organizations.

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R. Roger Rowe School kicks off ‘Acts of Kindness’ program R. Roger Rowe School, assisted by Student Council Officers, kicked off its Community Service Learning (CSL) Acts of Kindness program by launching “Rachel’s Challenge Week.” Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy on April 20, 1999. Immediately after the tragedy, her father Darrell began to speak and use writings and drawings from Rachel’s diaries to illustrate the need for a kinder, more compassionate nation. Today, Darrell and over 30 presenters honor Rachel’s life by reaching the nation with Rachel’s simple but profound message. Last year, the school began its Rachel’s Challenge partnership with an initial presentation by the Rachel’s Challenge Team. This inspirational message and our need to help out students become aware of the world around them, led to the development of an entirely new Community Service Learning Program. According to Assistant Principal Paul Coco, in charge of leading this program, Rachel’s Challenge Week incorporated age-appropriate student assemblies, special student activi-

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RSF Golf Club Hoedown The RSF Golf Club held its Rancho Days Hoedown BBQ & Dance Oct. 6. Family and friends gathered for a night of swinging and side stepping to “The Working Cowboy Band,� complete with a line dance instructor. The event also featured a western-style BBQ and pony rides, games, a clown and fun hayrides on the golf course to a secret pumpkin patch for kids. Photos/Jon Clark

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International Bipolar Foundation welcomes three new board members The International Bipolar Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors: Sandy Redman from Rancho Santa Fe, Wendy Abramson from the D.C. area, and Marc Kullman from New Orleans. Sandy Redman is a banker and a philanthropist, who is passionate about children, education and the arts. A resident of Rancho Santa Fe, Redman devotes much of her time to various charities throughout San Diego. Redman has a BS degree in finance from the University of Edinburgh. She has three grown children and five grandchildren. For the past five years Redman has been actively helping a young family member grapple with a litany of behavioral symptoms, but who was never been formally diagnosed with bipolar. She has experienced first-hand the devastation and toll it took on her family. “Finding the International Bipolar Foundation has Sandy Redman opened our eyes that we are not alone; there is help and support. My hope is to become further educated about mental illness and reach out to others so they know there is somewhere to turn for help and not be in the situation my family has been in for so long.” In addition to serving on the board of the International Bipolar Foundation, Redman is a board member of The Old Globe and Kids Korps, and is an ardent supporter of the Patrons of the Prado, Epilepsy Foundation San Diego, the Arc and Country Friends. “I’m very concerned about the education system and how much is being taken from the children and what it will do to the next generation as we remove teachers, art and music from the schools.” Her personal philosophy is: “Live every day as though it’s your last; surround yourself with good people, and remove the things from your life that are not positive.” In addition to Redman making a significant personal contribution to these organizations, she is also able to support them on a corporate level with her position as the Senior Vice President/San Diego Private Banking Group Manager for California Bank & Trust, the largest community bank in San Diego. Wendy Abramson is a public health professional with over 25 years of experience in international and domestic public health. She has provided leadership and management of multi-country teams in developing countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. F. Marc Kullman is a founding director of the National Bipolar Foundation. He holds a bachelor of science degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism administration. He served as president of National Clothing Liquidators for over 12 years. He is a Mayoral Appointee, serving as Chairman of the Delgado College Commission, re-appointed by four consecutive city administrations, in New Orleans, La. International Bipolar Foundation is a not-for-profit located in San Diego with a presence in over 25 countries. The mission of IBPF is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care & support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education. If you would like to get involved or get more information, please contact Ashley:

Upcoming Events at the RSF Community Center The Pangaea Group of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management presents “All Fore the Community” Golf Classic! Join us for our 19th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 22. Enjoy a fantastic 18-hole scramble at the exclusive RSF Golf Club that will include a putting contest, lunch and tee prizes as well as an “All Fore Fun” After Party featuring dinner, an awards ceremony and a live auction. The day will include an exciting opportunity to win a Cadillac as a Hole-in-One prize sponsored by Hoehn Motors. We hope you’ll join us in supporting this important event that benefits your RSF Community Center, a nonprofit organization. Our presenting sponsor is The Pangaea Group of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and major sponsors include: The Faltinsky Family, Heritage Ranch Management, Hoehn Motors,, Martin Katz, The Moran Family, Northern Trust, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Sovereign Capital, and Wells Fargo The Private Bank. Thanks to the wonderful support of all our generous sponsors, this tournament is sure to be exceptional! To sign up to play visit and for more information on sponsorships please contact us at 858-756-2461. Cost: $325 per player, $1200 per foursome. Player price includes All Fore Fun After Party. Individual All Fore Fun After Party tickets: $50 per person RSF Business & Newcomers Sundowner You’re invited to attend our Business and Newcomers Sundowner to be held at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The event will bring a who’s who of business and local leaders together to one event, at one cool place, your local golf club. Mix and mingle with newcomers to the area as well as business people representing local industries and companies in and around Rancho Santa Fe. Date: Wednesday, Oct. 17 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for RSFCC members/$25 for non-members- admission includes appetizers and one drink ticket; cash bar. Where: RSF Golf Club For more information or to register, please call us at 858-756-246.

Boys Junior Dunkers — Last Day to Register is Friday, Oct. 12! We are currently taking signups for one of our most popular programs of the year, our One-on-One Junior Dunkers boys’ basketball league for 1st thru 6th graders. For a $300 sponsorship you can feel the pride of having your company name or family name on one team’s jerseys for the entire season! Thank you to our current sponsors including: the Banning Family, Dougherty Family, Morris Family, Forsyth Family, Gerlach Family, Vincik Family, Mossy Family and Wohlford Family. Thank you also to our wonderful volunteer coaches who give their time so generously to make this such a popular league. Cost is $250 per child and the sign-up deadline is Friday, Oct. 12. Assessments will take place on Oct. 15 and 16 (players only need to attend one). We cannot accept late sign-ups so don’t miss out! Free basketball clinics will be held on Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 for all registered players. Please visit our website at or call us at 858-756-2461 for player and sponsorship information. Join Us for Midday Madness During Parent-Teacher Conference Week! Our Rancho Youth After School program will run from noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 10-12 for Rancho Santa Fe students due to parent teacher conferences. We will have some great crafts, games and activities for the children to enjoy. We will meet your children at the school and bring them right into our program which is led by the awesome Rec Staff here at the Community Center. Cost is $30 per day, and $25 per day for additional siblings. It promises to be a great time, so sign up today! Dodge, Duck, Dip, and Dive- Dodgeball! Don’t forget to sign up for Coach Mike Rausa’s fun, adrenaline-pumping Dodgeball Tournament! There are prizes and t-shirts for the winning team. Pizza and water will be available for purchase. When: Friday, Oct. 26 Where: RSF Community Center Time: 3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. — 3rd & 4th Grade 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - 5th & 6th Grade Cost: $20 per person/ $15 for siblings Please call us at 858-756-2461 for more information.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Company takes care of a variety of needs related to aging adults “We look at all their reports and what their doctors are saying. We know about their home set-up and what they physically can and cannot do. We know about the disease processes and how things progress or can keep from progressing,” said Van Horn, who worked as a registered nurse for years before starting the company. “Often times we get to know them better than their children know them, and we can make a good plan free of the emotional attachment family members have.” A client’s long-term healthcare plan might consist of a variety of things, such as getting to and from doctor appointments, assisted living or scheduling home visits with particular tasks and goals in mind. The plan also seeks to fit the client’s financial flexibility, and deals with legal matters such as trusts and powers of attorney. “It’s when people need someone to take control and manage every aspect of their life but also protect them and their independence,” she said. Van Horn said getting started

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‘Tee Up Fore Rady’s Golf Invitational’


he Rancho Santa Fe Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, together with The Ahern Franke Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc., joined forces to host the 2nd annual “Tee Up Fore Rady’s Golf Invitational” on Oct. 1 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event included boxed lunch tasting stations, 18 holes of golf, a $100K Shootout Contest and ended with a gourmet dinner and music back at the clubhouse, all to benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. For more information, visit PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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SSF ‘Cocktails With Class’ Solana Santa Fe parents of 2nd/3rd graders recently attended the “Cocktails With Class” party at the home of Susie and PJ Mikolajewski. Sponsored by the elementary school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the cocktail parties are held by grade level and give parents the opportunity to “mix and mingle” with each other. Photos/ Lisa Sullivan/ Sullivan Studios

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SPACE continued from page 1 funds to renovate, enhance or improve Covenant resources or safety. The policy was in need of an update as it had stated that the fund only be used to acquire land for passive use. However, $15.7 million of the $16.2 million spent on open space has been spent to acquire parcels with active, not passive, use, according to an RSF Association staff report. Most notably is the Osuna Ranch which includes several active uses, making the purchase inconsistent with the policy. Among other active use acquisitions the board has made are the RSF Field, the Dacus property and Rancho Arroyo. Mark Holmlund, a 15year Ranch resident, said he commended the board for acknowledging that the policy has rarely been followed in its 28-year existence and is in need of modification. But Holmlund argued that modified or not, the policy is not needed as property is either too expensive to buy or not available. “’Covenant Enhancement Policy’ suggests that it is nice to have but is not

Rancho Santa Fe Review mission critical,” said Holmlund, noting that the purchase of Osuna was not an example of the board putting its best foot forward. Resident John Dodds agreed, saying that the Open Space Fund grew so large and the lack of appropriate parcels resulted in the Association buying the Osuna Ranch at a “horrific price.” “I don’t think the board has a fiduciary responsibility to purchase real estate for homeowners,” said Dodds. “Most purchases will be active purchases and is this something that you really need to be doing for us? I think not.” Holmlund said that he would rather see the fund’s use and assessment be put toward the removal of dead and dying eucalyptus trees as he thinks fire mitigation is a much higher priority. He suggested they could take that $4 million the fund will accrue by the end of the sale of the Osuna house and subsidize 50 percent of members’ tree removal costs up to a maximum amount. He said not everyone may need trees removed but everyone would benefit from increased fire safety. “The worst case scenario for the Covenant is not

that the Ranch will lose its cherished rural ambiance because not enough open space has been preserved, but rather that a wild fire will roar through the Ranch and burn it down,” said Holmlund. Director Larry Spitcaufsky said that Holmlund’s suggestions are interesting and the issues that have been brought up are not being ignored, that they are being considered as the Association decides what’s best to do for the community. “By clarifying the language of the policy, it does allow us to take a look at situations like the dead and dying trees,” board president Roxana Foxx said. Director Ann Boon said she was in agreement with Holmlund about fire prevention being very important and that the Association’s CONE (Committee on Natural Environment) group has made it a high priority to address the health of the forest. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to spend our assessment funds wisely and also to protect the Covenant and make decisions that uphold and support our communal and individual property values going forward,” Boon said.

PLAYGROUND continued from page 1 Rambla de las Flores. It will take up about 35 by 35 feet and include three towers, a little playhouse, slides and components appropriate for ages 2 through 12. The ground will be padded with wooden bark. A community build is planned for installing the structure, saving about $5,000. A general contractor will be on hand to observe the build by dads in the Rancho Santa Fe Outdoors Club, likely on a coming Saturday. “It’s a great way to save some money and a great project for the dads in our community to do,” Slosar said. The build is not yet scheduled, the Association needs to do some ground leveling and footing work, as well as construct a split rail fence around the site.

ASSESSMENT continued from page 1 paid. RSF Association Chief Financial Officer Steve Comstock said that last

When Slosar first started the process of getting a playground, she had eyed the Arroyo, the 88 acres of open space the Association owns off Las Colinas. Slosar thought Arroyo was the best solution because it was the only one without zoning issues and “everybody said it couldn’t be done in other locations.” In November 2011, the board approved the allocation of funds for the equipment but did not like the Arroyo as a site and charged the trails and recreation committee with finding a more suitable location. The committee took a hard look at all the locations that had been deemed impossible in the past, such as Richardson Field and the RSF Field. “Everyone was working hard to make it happen,” said Slosar, who was

especially complimentary of RSF Association Manager Pete Smith, Director Larry Spitcaufsky and Director Rochelle Putnam. “I can’t say enough good things about the board, I didn’t think they’d be so behind it.” The RSF ball field spot required the signature of an adjacent homeowner to amend a previous agreement and allow the playground use. Slosar said it took awhile for Association staff to work with the homeowner to make them feel comfortable with the proposal and that it would not increase traffic as it would draw mainly Covenant children. “I’m really excited,” said Slosar, who has now turned her sights toward running for the Rancho Santa Fe School board. “It makes me feel really good to live in this community.”

week the finance department was able to collect on $62,000 of delinquencies so budget revenue is already coming back. Additionally, the step up in valuation of The Inn

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DALESSANDRO continued from page 6 cation dollars are scarce and must be wisely allocated. The top two issues are: 1. Preserving the sound fiscal practices that have served the district so well and continuing to implement cost saving measures, district-wide, so that not a single hard-fought education dollar is wasted. 2. Finding new and creative solutions within current and future budget constraints to avoid program cuts as well as championing the addition of innovative programs which further enhance learning opportunities available to our students. 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issues in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? Our board has already established a solid foundation for dealing with the challenging fiscal issues

HERGESHEIMER continued from page 6 tion that has been proven to produce achievement and success. 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? 1) Fair and adequate state funding is a key issue for the public school system. Ongoing state budget concerns and under-funded state and federally mandated programs are financial burdens that require our district continue to be fiscally frugal, keeping money as close to the classroom as possible while continuing to

MCDOWELL continued from page 6 issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? Unfortunately, squeeze more. Many of the consultants and vendors used by the district have been in place for multiple years. As renewals come up the board must question whether internal resources can be used to avoid additional layoffs, whether other options are available to reduce the cost, and whether the cost is necessary. Also, the district must look for and cure inequitable situations. Signifi-

that we have faced these past four years. We are very conservative with regard to our expenditures, maximizing our dollars in every way that we can while prudently planning for the future. We have been at the cutting edge of community partnerships, shared-use agreements, and conservation programs. We have costcutting measures in place in every department in every school. We manage our precious dollars through belttightening, streamlining, creativity, and outstanding cooperation among students, parents and parent organizations, teachers, staff, and school administrators. We must continue with these sound principles to ensure that our district continues on solid financial footing. What we have accomplished, and will continue to pursue, include: •Preservation of the General Fund Reserve. In spite of $38 million in cuts and lost revenue to the dis-

trict over the past five years, our General Fund reserve is currently at $13 million. This has kept, and will continue to keep, our district out of the red; •Continuation of the budget reduction process that keeps cuts as far away from the classroom as possible, while preserving a full school year and all academic programs; •Continuation of our focus on improving student achievement, thus preserving our standing as one of the top school districts in the state and in the nation; •Retention of the best and brightest teaching staff without resorting to massive layoffs. It is important to both preserve and build on what our community values in our school district. We have been and will continue to be known for high academic performance, fiscal responsibility, and incredibly positive working relationships with staff and community.

seek more stable and equitable funding. We have continuously worked within budget while striving to provide opportunities for student achievement. As a current board member and previously as PTA representative, bringing funding and other issues concerning the education community to the attention of our State Legislators has been an ongoing effort. During these fiscally challenging times we have seen all of our schools make progress, (five have API scores exceeding 900!), but know that there are more gains to be made, with best practices to share and implement among our campuses. Building on the collaborative efforts of our school

board, school administrators, teachers, staff, parents and our community partners so that we can create an ever better school district and a stronger community for all students will be an ongoing effort toward which I commit my districtwide relationships and experience. 2) Maintaining our high levels of achievement while making additional strides in student performance is an important goal, and a complex issue. 3) Maintaining and developing the cooperative partnership between students, teachers, parents, and administration that has been proven to produce achievement and success.

cant cuts have already been made to maintenance and technology support. As a parent in the district, I have seen my kid’s class sizes grow. To avoid operating at a deficit more cuts will probably be necessary and they will need to come from areas that have not already been hit. Don’t do long-term bonds for short-term problems. While there are current long-term capital needs, a bond that will still need to be paid by our children’s children is not the answer. Realistic, right-sized bond initiatives will need to be

developed in order to get taxpayer support. Keep local money local. District staff has indicated the annual impact due to the Fair Share agreement is approaching six million. This arrangement impacting all Basic Aid districts in the state was started without it going to a vote by the local boards. Board members are the voice of the taxpayers and the community. Before we give up our “fair share” we have to require we get reimbursed for our “fair share” of the cost of mandates passed down by the State and Federal government.

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LEDGER continued from page 6 Diego, Smart Drive Systems Inc. With little or no budget, we successfully carved out a market foothold and established the company in a highly competitive industry, while personally establishing new client relationships, including the state of California and Salvation Army 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the school district? Reckless deficit spending. As a parent of a Torrey Pines High School student and a 20-plus-year resident of the district, my pledge to taxpayers, parents and students in the San Dieguito Union High School District is to restore fiscal responsibility and sanity to a school board that is running up deficits, raising taxes, and generally acting irresponsibly in the middle of a crippling recession. I am “For the Children” — Advocate for students (and their parents), not beholden to any special interest group. I will promote the scholastic basics – Teach the fundamentals of world history, American history, Cali-

fornia history, etc. without revisionist, politically-correct, selective influences. We have great students, teachers and schools…let’s keep tomorrow great by not spending money that the district does not have today. 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? Work within current income levels: Balanced Budget: The current board has shown it cannot even balance its own checkbook. In fiscal 20112012, the board ran a deficit of $3.5 million. For fiscal ‘12-’13, it’s projected that the district will be $6 million in the red. Imagine what this fiscally dysfunctional board will do with $449 million! No Tax Increase ($449 M Bond): The San Dieguito Union High School District’s planned $449 million bond offering on the November 2012 ballot is exactly what I stand against: increased taxes, wasteful use of tax-payer dollars and a disconnect with/disrespect for the very people the board is sworn to represent and act in the best interest of while strapping the next several generations with confiscatory taxation

and a monstrous debt. If the bond is passed, it will hamstring schools with obsolete equipment while crippling the district from seeking fresh monetary streams down the road No New Taxes: The board and district can operate under the parameters of the current revenue stream and not in the red. Bottom line: We can balance the San Dieguito Union High School District’s budget and keep schools well funded, properly maintained, technologically up to date, and fully staffed with the current, annual revenue stream.

SCREENING continued from page 5 Students are taught that first impressions are critical, and are even instructed on how to shake hands. The program is transformative not only for the individuals in the class, but their familes, Bresaz said, because the students can become better role models for their children and other relatives. “From what I saw, I would say that what they do is amazing, and it’s incredibly critical, especially at this time. I wish there were more programs like this available to people because

it works,” Bresaz said. In the coming months, Bresaz said, Sundance will decide whether to continue the series next year. Although the first run of the series has concluded, the episodes are available on I-Tunes. Coleman, the Second Chance executive director, said the program is open to anyone who wants to get a fresh start in life by getting a job. Along with teaching job-seeking and behavioral skills, the program supports its students in a number of ways, such as housing, referrals to mental health services and business clothing. Students must be clean and sober, and willing to undergo random drug testing, he said, and be motivated to get back to work. Many of the students have been in jail or had other issues in their lives that prevented them from holding a steady job. “We try to remove all of the reasons and excuses. So now it comes down to you. How badly do you want a job?” Coleman said.

FAIRGROUNDS continued from page 3 tled to have the district cover its legal fees, which will add up to more than $100,000, she said. Prager’s 13-page ruling

noted that the district’s environmental impact report was up to snuff in a number of areas, including wetlands, biological resources and aesthetics, along with baseline, long-term traffic impacts and direct access ramps. Chatten-Brown said either side could appeal the parts of Prager’s ruling that went against it, or the two sides could try to settle of the remaining issues through negotiations. The Sierra Club’s lawsuit isn’t the only legal challenge to the district’s master plan. A similar lawsuit was also filed last year by the cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach and the joint powers authority that manages the San Dieguito River Park. Earlier this year, it appeared the lawsuit by the two cities and the River Park

JPA was close to being settled, but negotiations later stalled. “Our board will be meeting in closed session on Tuesday (Oct. 9) to consider the settlement negotiations in light of the recent judge’s decision,” Day said. Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard said the Sierra Club prevailed on several “major issues” and was optimistic that a settlement could be reached to the Del Mar-Solana Beach-JPA lawsuit. “The effect of the judgment is to encourage and open the door for further settlement discussions,” Hilliard said. “Now that certain issues have been decided we can hopefully settle the rest.” A status conference on the lawsuit is set for Oct. 19, also before Judge Prager, Hilliard said.


school year, students earn enough links to create a long chain. This chain will serve to symbolize students’ on-going commitment to treat others with kindness and uphold our Mission, Vision, and Values of being a Caring Community according to Superintendent, Lindy Delaney. For more information on Rachel’s Challenge, please visit, — RSF Education Foundation

continued from page 15 ties, and a kickoff for schoolwide acts of kindness. “We wanted to reinforce and demonstrate how one simple act of kindness can contribute to a ‘chain reaction’ of random acts of kindness throughout the campus and community.” Throughout the year, students will receive chain links for their acts of kindness. By the end of the



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3rd Annual Amanda Post Memorial Golf Tournament The 3rd Annual Amanda Post Memorial Golf Tournament was held Sept. 24 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in honor of Amanda Post who perished in a terrible multi-car accident on Aug. 9, 2010. Amanda had just graduated with honors from Cathedral Catholic High School and was scheduled to attend Cal Poly SLO on a track scholarship in the fall of 2010. Amanda was the CIF 800 meter gold medal winner and ran the anchor for the gold medalwinning Cathedral Catholic 4 x 400 meter relay team. She also went to the State Championships in June of 2010. Nate McCay, Jacqueline Bridge, Louie Neiheisel, Ann von Gal Amanda, her trainer, her assistant trainer, a track teammate, and Amanda’s boyfriend, Derek Thomas, were all returning from a high altitude Olympic training camp at Mammouth Mountain when she perished in a multi-car accident just south of Bishop, Calif. Amanda’s family established the Amanda Post Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the San Diego Foundation to provide scholarships for female student athletes graduating from high schools in San Diego County, who have outstanding grades, are entering a four-year university the coming fall, and will run competitively for their college NCAA cross country and/ or track team each year. The proceeds from the Amanda Post Memorial Golf Fred and Susan Holliger, Mike and Maribeth Maher Tournament goes to provide these scholarships. In just two years, 10 scholarships have already been awarded to outstanding female student-athletes who are running competitively for their universities all across the country. Photos/McKenzie Images

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District should come up with something affordable — Vote ‘No’ on high school bond Prop AA I cast the very first “No” vote on the $494 million San Dieguito Union High School bond, called Prop. AA and I think you should join me and vote “No” as well. I was elected to serve on the San Dieguito Union High School board two years ago, on a platform bringing a more business-like approach to our district. While I enjoy serving, I was very sorry that I had to vote “No” on the school bond because I do believe that there are many areas in our school district that need improvement. Unfortunately, this bond is just for too much money, and is trying to be all things to all people. I would describe this bond as having good intentions from good people, but this bond is trying too hard. The administration of our district wanted votes from everybody so they made sure to put a project at every school. Not every school in our district needs improvement. $33,900,000 is budgeted just for our newest school, Canyon Crest Academy. If you have seen this campus then you would agree that by any measure it is spectacular. Could it use any improvements? Sure, if we had all the money in the world and did not care if we were burdening our children and our grandchildren with enormous 25-40 years of debt! The economy is not good, many people owe more on their homes then they are worth, and we already have world-class schools with highly regarded, well-paid teachers for the most part. Our students’ test scores are through the roof. This is not the time to raise taxes. You need to vote No on Proposition AA and send the message for the school administration and board to go back to the drawing table and come up with something we can all afford. John Salazar Trustee San Dieguito Union High School District

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The Godfather ■ 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa (San Diego) ■ (858) 560-1747 ■ ■ The Vibe: Elegant, classic, intimate

■ Happy Hour: No

■ Signature Dishes: Filet Mignon Alla ■ Hours: Godfather, Speciale Dello Chef Isidoro, • 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Sea Bass, Veal Chop • 5 to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday

■ Open Since: 1974 ■ Reservations: Yes

• 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

■ Patio Seating: No ■ Take Out: Yes

• 4-10 p.m. Sunday

The Godfather keeps no secrets from those who love Italian dishes BY KELLEY CARLSON ust 100 feet outside The Godfather restaurant, in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa neighborhood, drivers zip along busy Clairemont Mesa Boulevard en route to work or to shop, day and night; a modernday suburbia to be sure. But inside the Italian establishment, it’s as if time has stood still. Guests are transported back to the “Old World mob” days, in an environment that almost seems secretive with its minimal lighting and candles. The partitioned, plush red booths along the dark-paneled walls in the dining room offer plenty of privacy; there are also centrally located white-andred clothed tables that can accommodate two or more people. Casually social patrons may opt for the bar, where they can gather on stools or in booths and chat, or watch various programming on the TV. At the front of the restaurant, from 6 p.m. to close Thursday through Saturday, pianist Scott Skinner — who has been at The Godfather for 34 years — plays a mix of music and takes requests. When he’s not tickling the ivories, music by Rat Pack members such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin can be heard in the background. For further proof that time doesn’t change at The Godfather: Its hours of operation have been the same since it opened in 1974. Though the restaurant is elegant -- made even more obvious by the fact that the waiters wear full tuxes — it’s not pretentious, said Anthony Balistreri, who co-owns the restaurant with his parents, Isidoro and Maria Balistreri. “It’s timeless ... from the menu to the decor to the service,” Anthony Balistreri added. One of the favored entrees tends to be the Veal Chop, with a port wine demi-glace and porcini mushrooms. Other signature dishes include the Filet Mignon Alla Godfather, a steak cut of beef that is butterflied with prosciutto, mozzarella, mushrooms, marinara and Barolo wine; Speciale Dello Chef Isidoro, consisting of seasoned and breaded veal stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella,

J The dimly-lit dining room features intimate booths and tables. A framed image of actor Marlon Brando from ‘The Godfather’ films is prominently displayed.

Penne Alla Puttanesca consists of penne pasta in tomato sauce with olives, capers, basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and oregano.

Patrons can relax and socialize in the bar.

The Sea Bass is prepared with white wine, lemon and butter.


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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 Godfather’s Fried Zucchini tomatoes and onions sautéed and baked in wine and marinara; and Sea Bass prepared in white wine, lemon and butter. To accompany its food, The Godfather offers a full bar and a wine list with 140 selections, mostly from California and Italy. Champagne and sparkling wine are on hand, as well. A prix fixe “Dinner for Two” special is available Sunday through Thursday, which includes a choice between two entrees, a zucchini appetizer, an option of soup or salad, pasta, bread and a Sicilian dessert for $39.95.

Bistecca Alla Sinatra is an Angus New York strip steak sautéed in Barolo wine with marinara, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, garlic and oregano.

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Home Improvement Show, equestrian events, Pet Expo, and Kids Expo and Fair coming to DM Fairgrounds The following events will be held this month at the Del Mar Fairgrounds or Horsepark: •Home Improvement Show: Oct. 12 - 14 This show features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses. For more information: •International Friesian Show Horse Association: Oct. 10 - 14 For more information: http://www.friesianshowhorse. org •San Diego Pet Expo: Oct. 13 - 14 For more information: •Showpark Fall Festival Horse Show: Oct. 11-14 This event will take place at Horsepark, the Fairgrounds’ equestrian facility located about two miles east of the Fairgrounds at the intersection of El Camino Real and Via de la Valle. For more information: •San Diego Kids Expo & Fair: Oct. 20-21 The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is both fun and entertaining for the entire family. More than 200 exhibitors will have all things related to kids. The event is indoor and outdoor with exhibitors displaying products and services including toys and games, sports and fitness products, clothing and jewelry, health and nutrition, outdoor recreation equipment, children’s camps, educational materials and child modeling agencies. Other features are modeling and fashion contests, character appearances, arts and crafts, live music, magic shows and more. For more information, please contact: http://www. For more information on all events, visit

Harvest Festival offers family fun and holiday shopping at Del Mar Fairgrounds The Harvest Festival celebrates 40 years of affordable family fun and shopping at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Oct. 19-21. For the past four decades, the Harvest Festival has been the premiere art and craft show in the San Diego area, providing families a safe and affordable experience in which to enjoy the best of American handmade crafts, great food, and fun entertainment. More than 300 artists and craftspeople-dozens of them new to the show--will offer unique American handmade works, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christ-

mas decor, handmade wearable art, photography, garden decorations, hand-turned wood, unique holiday gifts, ceramics, jewelry, children’s toys, and much more. All products in the show are Americanmade, and each exhibitor passes through a stringent selection process in order to display their work at the Harvest Festival. Families enjoy the live entertainment at the Harvest Festival, which includes live bands, stilt walkers, comedy juggling, and the beloved “horsey guys” comedy group. For more information, call (800) 3461212, or visit

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North Coast Symphony’s ‘Fun, Favorites, Fantasies’ is Oct. 21, 23 The North Coast Symphony presents “Fun, Favorites, Fantasies” on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas. The program includes Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and much more. General $10, Students/seniors $8, Family max $25. www.northcoastsymphony. com

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is Oct. 13-14 Get a jump on your holiday shopping as you browse the works at 150 juried-artisan booths, sample wines and beers, taste local chefs’ recipes, and watch the kids tackle various art projects from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday Oct. 14, down the center of Girard Avenue from Prospect to Kline streets in La Jolla. Admission is free. The artists hail from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, and include New York Times best-selling children’s book author, Laura Seelin and world-renowned surf photographer, Aaron Chang. Artists’ works will span a variety of mediums — painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography. Created through Friends of La Jolla Elementary Inc., the LJAWF this year partnered with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association to present the festival. All profits raised fund educational programs at La Jolla, Torrey Pines and Bird Rock Elementary Schools and Muirlands Middle School.

Lunafest Film Festival to raise awareness about women’s issues The film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Girls on the Run of San Diego, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 at AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive in Carmel Valley. Nine films will screen. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Girls on the Run. Reception 6 p.m. Tickets: $15.

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‘Words By Ira Gershwin’ to have world premiere at North Coast Rep BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT When you think of a Gershwin tune, like “I Got Rhythm,” you probably think of the tune as being the song. But a song is not a song without lyrics, and George Gershwin’s older brother, Ira, was responsible for some of the best. “Words By,” a world premiere about Ira Gershwin that opens at North Coast Repertory Theatre Oct. 20, is giving the unsung brother a chance to be heard. There’s a classic words-andmusic story about Mrs. Jerome Kern and Mrs. Oscar Hammerstein at a party where someone says: Mrs. Kern’s husband wrote ‘Ol’ Man River.’ Mrs. Hammerstein cuts in with: “Her husband wrote ‘Dahdah DEE-dah.’ MY husband wrote ‘Ol’ Man River!’ ” Ira Gershwin had a gift for making melodies sing. George was the mover and shaker, already a hit-maker at age 20 with “Swanee” (words by Irving Caesar, sung by Al Jolson), but Ira and he became an unbeatable team in 1924, starting with “Lady Be Good,” the Broadway musical that introduced Fred and Adele Astaire and “Fascinatin’ Rhythm.” And they kept at it until George’s untimely death in 1937, at age 38. Though devastated by the loss of his brother, Ira lived almost 50 years longer, and went on to write with other composers, like Harold Arlen. Remember the film “A Star is Born,” where Judy Garland sings

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If you go What: ‘Words By: Ira Gershwin & the Great American Songbook’ When: Matinees, evenings Oct. 20-Nov. 11 Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Solana Beach Tickets: From $51 Box Office: (858) 481-1055 Web: www.northcoastrep. org “The Man That Got Away”? Words by Ira Gershwin. “Words By” was conceived and written by Joe Vass, a Minnesota music man who thought it was time for a companion piece to his tribute to George, “The Soul of Gershwin,” which played at the (now-defunct) Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida. The producer

there, who had worked with NCRT director David Ellenstein, suggested that “Words By” and NCRT might be a perfect match. What could have been a oneman show turned out to be one man, two singers, and a four-man band, including playwright/pianist Vass. “Ira talks to the audience and the singers help him tell his story,” Vass said. “And the band, onstage all the time, is a character, too.” To play that character, Vass assembled some well-known local musicians: Gunnar Biggs (Bass), Bob Boss (Guitar), and Duncan Moore (Drums). Ellenstein brought in Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, a transplanted New Yorker now based in Los Angeles, to play Ira; this is his first appearance at NCRT. His partners in rhyme and music are singer-songwriter Meghan Andrews, another LAbased New Yorker, who gave a concert here two years ago, and London-born actor/singer Andrew Ableson, who has appeared in two previous shows at NCRT. All three come from musical families: Nick’s mother is an opera singer who also performed American Songbook classics; his father is a harpsichordist. Meghan’s parents — a jazz singer and a composer — met as part of Fred Waring’s band. Andrew’s dad was a famous crooner, known as “the English Tony Bennett.” All three have impressive credits, and grew up knowing

Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Andrew Ableson, Meghan Andrews, and Joe Vass will perform in ‘Words By,’ opening Oct. 20. PHOTO: MAURICE HEWITT

and loving Gershwin songs. Probably the best-known, most-performed Gershwin song is “Summertime,” but Ira did not write that one, though he received co-credit for the lyrics in “Porgy and Bess” and surely helped refine them. In fact, DuBose Heyward, who wrote both the libretto and the novel on which the opera was based, did most of the lyrics, with the exception of “It Ain’t Necessarily So,”

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The crowd listens to Gloria Steinem during the Inspiring Minds Speaker Series of the Congregation Beth Am in Carmel Valley on Oct. 10.

Gloria Steinem inspires at Congregation Beth Am Minds Speaker Series features leader in Feminist Movement BY SUSAN DEMAGGIO On July 10, 1971, Gloria Steinem, along with other feminist leaders including Betty Friedan, Myrlie Evers, Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug, founded the National Women’s Political Caucus and delivered her memorable “Address to the Women of America,” which launched the Feminist Movement: “This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution. Sex and race because they are easy, visible differences have been the primary ways of organizing human beings into superior and inferior groups, and into the cheap labor on which this system still depends. We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen, or those earned. We are really talking about Humanism.” Today, 41 years later, at age 78, Steinem is still espousing The Movement. She spoke before a crowd of 1,300 on Oct. 10 as the inaugural guest of the Inspiring Minds Speaker Series of the Congregation Beth Am in Carmel Valley. At the podium the slim, 5’ 9” American icon attired in black explained why feminism is “The Longest Revolution.” “Reproductive freedom for women around the world would singularly solve most societal and environmental problems,” Steinem insisted. “When somebody tells you the feminist movement is over, today’s young women are not interested in the cause, that’s NOT what the polls show. “Young women are vitally concerned about class, race, sex, gender roles, workplace issues, domestic violence – all these are linked and tied … and there are no boundaries. “You talk about foreign policy? If there is violence against women in the home, there will be violence in the streets and in that country’s government.” Since 9/11, Steinem said, there have been more women killed by boyfriends and husbands than in 9/11, Iran and Afghanistan combined. Addressing the equal pay for equal work See STEINEM, Page B26

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NCL ‘Moda Bella” The National Charity League Del Norte Chapter Fashion Show, “Moda Bella,” was held Oct. 7 at the Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla. Twentyseven high school sophomore girls modeled fashions from local merchants. The mission of National Charity League is to foster motherdaughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership, development and cultural experiences. The purpose of the fashion show is to provide the 10th grade with training in the areas of poise, stage presence, self-esteem and personal style. Photos/McKenzie Images and Ariana Randle

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RSF Firefighters Pancake Breakfast and Open House The Rancho Santa Fe Professional Firefighters Association (RSFFPA) and Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 1 at RSF Fire Station 1. District firefighters were on hand to serve pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. In addition to breakfast, the event included an open house featuring station tours, photos with the firefighters, fire engine and ambulance displays, a chance to spray a fire hose with a firefighter, a Basic CPR class, and jump houses. Photos/Jon Clark

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Seacrest Village Retirement Communities CEO focuses on being ‘proactive rather than reactive’ •Organization’s goals include trying to make sure residents feel as “fulfilled as possible at every age and stage” BY KELLEY CARLSON Pam Ferris has been with Seacrest Village Retirement Communities for more than 20 years, and she’s not showing any signs of slowing down. First and foremost, the 54-year-old serves as the nonprofit’s president and chief executive officer. She “oversees all corporate functions and sets the strategic direction of the organization consistent with its vision, mission and core values; and formulates — in conjunction with the board of trustees — the Pam Ferris current and long-range plans and objectives, and represents the organization in relations with customers, stakeholders and the community at large.” In other words, “I am accountable for everything that goes on at our two Seacrest Village campuses (in Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo),” Ferris explained. In addition, she is a licensed nursing home and licensed assisted living administrator, and is currently secretary of the national Association of Jewish Aging Services. Ferris has served on the San Diego board of the California Association of Healthcare Facilities, and has chaired national conferences on aging in San Diego and Las Vegas. The local resident is also called upon as an expert witness in many cases where the elderly are concerned. “My goal is to make sure that my staff and I do everything possible to provide for the safety and dignity of those within our communities,” she said. “I want our residents to enjoy their lives and to feel as fulfilled as possible at every age and stage. We have tremendous goals and we work very hard to accomplish them, always keeping our residents at the forefront of everything we do.” Ferris didn’t initially set out to work in the field of aging. After she earned a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from Southern Illinois University in 1979, she worked for a year in a psychiatric unit, until she moved to Califor-

nia in 1981. Shortly after her arrival in San Diego, Ferris opted to return to school, at San Diego State University. While in grad school, she completed a social work internship at the San Diego Hebrew Home on 54th Street. During the internship, it was suggested to Ferris that she might consider entering the field of nursing home administration. “I hadn’t thought about nursing home administration as a career,” she said, although she had grown up around a nursing home owned by several family members and was very comfortable around seniors. Ferris acknowledged that she felt very fortunate to spend a lot of time with both sets of her grandparents since they lived in her hometown -- something not seen often in today’s society. In 1983, Ferris obtained her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on gerontology, and immediately went to work as an associate administrator at a 300-bed nursing home in San Diego. Then, in 1989, she began working as administrator of the 54th Street Hebrew Home, where she had spent time doing her internship. San Diego Hebrew Homes, now known as Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, is a nonprofit senior housing and health care organization that serves the community in the Jewish tradition. A year after beginning her work there as administrator, Ferris was relocated to the Encinitas campus to serve as administrator of that community, which was still under construction, and was shortly thereafter promoted to vice president of operations. She became president and CEO in 2000. During her time at Seacrest Village, Ferris has played a strong role in the growth of the organization, which has included the initial development and expansion of its 10-acre campus in Encinitas, and the opening of its skilled nursing facility in 1990. She was also involved in the 1996 sale of the 54th Street site and acquisition of the Rancho Bernardo facility; the establishment of the 49-apartment assisted living residence and Mel’s Place Coffeehouse in 1998; the

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Friends of Pasqual Academy volunteers at “Shop’Til You Drop Day.”

Foster students receive ‘Back-To-School’ welcome from Friends of San Pasqual Academy volunteers For most teenagers, the beginning of another school year marks the end of summer and is not a day many look forward to with eagerness. Members of Friends of San Pasqual Academy made starting school fun for the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy with their “Back-To-School” event, held on the campus of San Pasqual Academy. The foster students affectionately call this event “Shop’Til You Drop Day.” Upon entering the auditorium, each student was greeted by many Friends of Pasqual Academy volunteers and given a shopping bag. The students began their “Shopping Spree.” Each student was given a gift card from Target that will be used towards purchasing school supplies. Road Runner Sports, for the ninth consecutive year, donated 175 pairs of brand new athletic shoes. The students enjoyed picking out their quality shoes that had been selected by Michael and Fiona Gotfredson, owners of Road Runner Sports. The students loved selecting many of these products to take back to their dorm room. Teri Summerhays, board member of Friends of San Pasqual Academy, collected hundreds of school supply items through the efforts of both Solana Santa Fe School, National Charity League members and many other generous individuals. Brand new notebooks, pencils, pens, paper, folders, markers, rulers, protractors, calculators and other supplies were distributed to the delighted students. The Rotary Club of Escondido collected over 100 backpacks for the foster teens. Friends of San Pasqual Academy purchased athletic shorts for each student. Larry and Nina Williams donated suits that the boys greatly appreciated. Carol Tager purchased many interesting books and others donated clothing to the foster teens. It was amazing to witness the enthusiasm of each student that selected items necessary for the school year. They certainly will be well-prepared, due to the efforts of many donors! According to Kathy Lathrum, board member of Friends of San Pasqual Academy, “We want to thank the many wonderful individuals, Road Runner Sports, National Charity League members and Solana Santa Fe School for making this event so successful and memorable for all our foster teens. These kids, for the most part, do not have anyone purchasing school supplies or clothing items for them to begin the school year. We do this for our own children and it is great to see so many caring people do this same thing for these wonderful foster teens.” According to Teri Summerhays, “It was overwhelming to see the quantity of items donated out of kindness and generosity to students of San Pasqual Academy. These foster teens are always so amazed of the caring and support they receive from this community and want to convey their sincere feeling of gratitude and say ‘thank you’ for caring so much about them. They really do feel our support and appreciate the time and effort of all our volunteers. We certainly made this school year begin with an event they will remember. Thank you for making this such a success!” Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that supports the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Any questions, please contact (858) 759-3298 for more information or visit Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

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bevy of Hollywood stars walked the red carpet Thursday night, Sept. 27, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla for the San Diego Film Festival’s tribute to filmmaker Gus Van Sant (“Milk,” “To Die For,” “My Own Private Idaho”). Rancho Santa Fe-based Mantooth Films executives Dale Strack, Tonya Mantooth and Patti Judd were among the driving forces behind the film festival. Following a VIP cocktail reception on the museum’s oceanfront patio, attendees gathered in Sherwood Auditorium where San Diego Film Foundation board chairman Dale Strack, actress Diane Ladd (mother of Laura Dern) and Pennie Lane, the inspiration behind the Cameron Crowe film “Almost Famous,” praised Van Sant’s body of work. The audience was then treated to a montage featuring clips from Van Sant’s film catalogue, followed by the premiere of a trailer for his upcoming film, “Promised Land” (Matt Damon, Frances McDormand) and a screening of his 1997 drama, “Good Will Hunting.” Actors Robin Williams and Ben Affleck provided videotaped words of praise for Van Sant, and artist Erik Wahl painted the filmmaker’s portrait live, on stage. The SDFF ran Sept. 26-30 with screenings split between La Jolla and The Gaslamp. PHOTOS BY PAT SHERMAN

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Families from the Village Church Preschool gathered together for a family potluck picnic on Sept. 27. Joyce and Jere Oren were honored for their generous donation of $500,000 to remodel the preschool. A special song sung by the preschool music teacher Monica Conway, accompanied by an interpretive dance by Linda Nelson, were dedicated to the Orens. Monica and Linda then presented the Orens with beautiful leis. Dancers from Kehulili O Kailani Polynesian Dance Halau, directed by Linda Nelson, the site supervisor at the Village Preschool, brought an “aloha spirit” to the picnic. The Village Preschool Dad’s Club added an extra treat by serving ice cream and toppings to all who attended. It was a great time for families to socialize and make new friends to start off the school year.

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To Your Health: The many faces of a cancer diagnosis BY RAY LIN, MD, SCRIPPS HEALTH Few events may be as life-changing as a diagnosis of cancer. Yet thousands of people hear such news every day. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, more than 40 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lives. For people living with cancer, the challenges may not only be physical, but emotional as well. After the initial shock wears off, patients may have a variety of reactions. Some may feel overwhelmed by fear, while others may be angry or even deny that the diagnosis is correct. Anxiety is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, vulnerability or depression, all of which can greatly affect a patient’s quality of life. Moreover, anxiety can also interfere with sleep and lead to problems such as headaches, fatigue and loss of appetite — all of which can make a cancer patient feel worse. In some cases, professional help from a therapist or counselor may be needed to help manage anxiety. Cancer support groups and partnering with a cancer survivor may also help patients understand that they are not alone in their fight against cancer and that they can win. Similarly, cancer patients may have spiritual struggles, especially if they have strong religious beliefs. Some patients may put their faith in God to determine their fate, while others may feel angry or betrayed. Spiritual beliefs also may affect treatment decisions. For many patients, strong spiritual beliefs may make it easier to cope and help alleviate anxiety. Many cancer patients experience anxi-

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Petals & Prose The arts dazzled at the RSF Garden Club’s and RSF Library’s Rancho Days Petals & Prose Flower Exhibition and Reception held Oct. 7 at the library. Photos/Jon Clark

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Kids Korps: Treats for Tanner a sweet success BY DEBBIE BROADBOOKS, CARDIFF DISTRICT KIDS KORPS CHAPTER CO-LEADER Our Cardiff School District Kids Korps chapter started off the year with something new, a fundraiser. But not just any fundraiser, this was a bake-sale fundraiser, “Treats for Tanner,”to help support Cardiff second grader Tanner Rico, who has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, a devastating, progressive muscle-wasting disorder that slowly robs those affected of their independence and eventually their lives. Our Kids Korps chapter, in its fourth year, has not done any fundraisers, but knew that Tanner and his family were in need of community support to help them with medical expenses not covered by insurance. And community support is what they got! Local businesses VG Donuts and Starbucks in Cardiff happily provided donuts and coffee for the event. Cardiff Kids Korps members organized the bake sale, supplied home-made baked goods and beverages, and sold the treats to Cardiff Soccer League families at the event, which was held on Sept. 29, at the Cardiff soccer fields (Berkich fields). In fact, many members worked their shift before or after their kids’ soccer games! The Cardiff community was so supportive. When they heard that our bake sale was for Tanner, they were so generous and even thanked us for doing this for Tanner! Our “Treats for Tanner” event was a huge success, raising $800. Plus, a generous business offered to match our earnings, bringing the total to $1,600 to help Tanner and his family. Despite having another child at home with a stomach bug, Tanner’s mom, Traci Rico, made an appearance, telling us, “I cannot even begin to express just how grateful we are to you, and all the Kids Korps families.” She continued to tell us about all the support she feels from the Cardiff community. It really does take a village to raise a child. Our Cardiff kids expressed how lucky they felt to be a part of this community saying, “We need to do this again for Tanner.” We certainly feel fortunate to be part of this amazing community. Thank you to our local businesses, Cardiff soccer league, and all our extended Cardiff community. To learn more about Tanner, go to his website, www.weelittle UPCOMING PROJECTS WHAT: Falcon Ridge Equine Rescue WHEN: Sat, Oct. 13 WHERE: Valley Center WHAT: Paddle Fest – Urban Surf 4 Kids WHEN: Sun. Oct. 14 WHERE: Mission Bay WHAT: E-Waste Event WHEN: Sat. Oct. 20 WHERE: San Diego

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Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-025583 Fictitious Business Name(s): Arcadian Landscape Located at: 721 South Cedros Avenue #5. Solana Beach, CA, 92075, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 09/26/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Evan Weisman, 721 South Cedros Avenue #5, Solana Beach, CA 92075. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/26/2012. Evan Weisman. RSF274. Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2012 T.S. No. 20120029 LOAN NO.: 1433492/DLUGOS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 10, 2005 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. Notice is hereby given that UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SCOTT E. DLUGOS, TRUSTEE OF THE SCOTT E. DLUGOS REVOCABLE TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2002 recorded 12/2/2012 in Book N/A Page N/A Inst. # 2005-1042048 , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego county, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 2/2/2012 in Book Page Inst. # 20120060464 of said Officials Records, will SELL on 11/1/2012 at 10:00 AM : At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA at public auction to the highest bidder for cash (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) (NOTE: CASHIER’S CHECK(S) MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5340 LINEA DEL CIELO RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067 APN# 268-330-17-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $980,664.07. The Beneficiary may

elect to bid less than the full credit bid. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed with interest thereon as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-5731965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site regarding the sale of this property,

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using the file number assigned to this case T.S. No. 20120029. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The mortgage loan servicer, beneficiary, or authorized agent has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 has been met. UnionBanCal Mortgage 8248 Mercury Court. M-520, PO BOX 85416 San Diego, California 92186-5416 858-4965484 UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION By: TONI SCANDLY, ASST. VICE PRESIDENT P987849 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2012. RSF273 T.S. No. 12-1510-11 L o a n No. 0012229282 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/15/2006. 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 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state 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 a Deed of Trust described below. 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. Trustor:


PAC-CREST AT RANCHO SANTA FE, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Duly Appointed Trustee: THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION Recorded 5/26/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0373404 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, Date of Sale: 10/18/2012 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the east county regional center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $2,347,064.50, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 7921 DIXIE LANE RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92127 A.P.N.: 267-200-3500 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate

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the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www., using the file number assigned to this case 12-151011. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 9/21/2012 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Phone: (949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 Frank Escalera, Team Lead P987220 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/2012. RSF272

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STEINEM continued from page B7 issue, Steinem pointed out that around the globe, “men profit from the unpaid, underpaid labor of women.” The situation begs a call to action, she said. “Do not be afraid of conflict. It produces energy,” Steinem said. “(In an unjust situation) you must ask for what you want. Talk to your co-workers to find out what they get paid. Change your job. Bring legal action.” Steinem challenged those listening to work for the full humanity of both men and women. “If we are honest,” she said, “we’ll acknowledge the folly of gender labels that suppress us. This masculine dominance/ feminine submission business is not good for anyone.” To prove her point, Steinem quoted studies that show men who actively participate in child-rearing, live three years longer than those who relinquish the role to their wives. “It’s time to change. Time to understand the roots of the tree we can’t see,” she said of the way society has evolved. “We can challenge what’s out there as the norm with what we do with our votes, our dollars. If each of us behaves as if everything we do matters; we can make a difference. I’m a hope-aholic.” Steinem had parenting advice for the next generation of feminists. “Some mothers say to me, ‘My daughter doesn’t know who you are!’ I just laugh and say, ‘That’s OK, does she know who SHE is?’ “Listen to your daughters and encourage them to

follow their bliss, to work at a job where the time flies by and they’re happy and fully engaged. The worst thing you can tell them is that girls can be anything they want because that’s a lie! Girls run into boundaries and then think it’s their fault. “And don’t tell them they can have it all. They can’t. No one can. Your duty is to love and protect your child so she can become who she already is.” Taking questions from the audience, Steinem was challenged by a young woman who said her nonconformist, multi-cultured background sometimes causes her pain … confusion. Steinem’s response drew a standing ovation. “You know,” she said, “the most dangerous time for a woman is when she’s just left … when she’s escaping control … this may be an analogy for our country. We’re no longer a white majority nation, so we’re filled with fear and skepticism, we don’t trust our financial institutions … we’re buying guns, we’re homophobic … it’s our time of danger, so maybe we’re escaping … maybe soon we can all be free!” In introducing Steinem, event chair Jobi Halper called her a “true icon” because she “advances leadership among women, inspires humanitarian efforts world-wide and is a galvanizing call to women in the workplace.” Halper said the goal of the Inspiring Minds Speaker Series would be to present outstanding leaders to the community every nine to 12 months with affordable tickets that provide access to all San Diegans.


Davidson Communities honored for creating San Diego’s best new homes — for the 15th time

For the 15th time since its founding in 1978, Davidson Communities has been recognized for creating the best new homes in San Diego County. Recently, Arista at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe was named San Diego’s best new detached community durArista Plan 1 backyard view. ing ceremonies presented by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County. This top honor is the latest in a 30-year history of Davidson’s Grand Award winners, which began in 1980 with Davidson’s Leucadia Village. Other Grand Award winners for Davidson include Pointe Del Mar, Blackhorse La Jolla, Mt. Woodson, Cielo and Davidson at Santaluz. Arista at the Crosby was just the most recent new home community to bring design acclaim to the Del Mar-based homebuilder. Arista at the Crosby was presented with “Best Community” honors at the 2012 Icon awards, which recognized the best and brightest in the local real estate community. This year’s Icon awards attracted 78 eligible project entries, an increase of 15 percent over last year. Davidson’s Plan 1 at Arista also won an Icon award for Best Interior Design in the Single Family Homes category, honoring the work of Del Mar-based Design Line Interiors. “It’s an honor to be recognized by professionals from the building industry who truly understand what it takes to create a project like this,” said Bill Davidson, president of Davidson Communities. “Arista’s success is a combination of terrific architecture, highly functional floor plans, and an interior design that helps our customers visualize how they could live in the space.” Arista’s three floorplans were designed with a downstairs master living suite and the option for multiple master suites upstairs. Homes range from 2,926 to 3,593 square feet with up to five bedrooms and five baths. Pricing ranges from the high $800,000s. “Arista really connects with home buyers because these plans are so flexible,” said Davidson. “The possibilities for multiple master bedroom suites, upstairs and down, can accommodate all kinds of lifestyle preferences including a private office, a returning child, or an elderly parent.” Located on the 1st fairway of the Crosby National Golf Course, Arista offers resort-style options including table-sized gourmet kitchen islands that range up to 14’ long, with seating for 10. Master suites showcase Davidson’s exclusive “Vintage” fixtures, an exclusive line of bathroom hardware created by Bill Davidson and manufactured in Carlsbad. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 858-356-2473. Information on Davidson Communities is available online at

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Cupcake is a spayed 2-year-old poodle mix who weighs about 23 lbs. She was found dirty and matted outside a school and a kind teacher brought her to the shelter in hopes her owner could claim her. No one has stepped up to claim Cupcake, so she has an entire class full of school kids rooting for her adoption into a new loving family. Cupcake loves to play with all kinds of toys and is very loving and friendly once she warms up to you. Meet her by asking for ID#A1492780 Tag#C164. Cupcake is at the Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. The shelter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; 619-767-2611 or visit for more information.


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Clarice Cioe a valuable asset for Prudential Prudential California Realty announced recently that Clarice Cioe has joined the Rancho Santa Fe office to work with The Michael Taylor Group. A 13-year veteran of the real estate business, Cioe is proficient with residenClarice Cioe tial purchases and sales, investments and mortgage financing. “Clarice has the work ethic and skill set to be one of our top agents,” says Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe. “The fact that her knowledge of real estate encompasses multiple aspects of the industry affords her clients with a significant advantage.” Having bought and sold a number of personal investment properties, and built a ranch from the ground up, Cioe offers useful insights about how to work with tenants, as well as how to estimate a home’s fair market value and potential for renovation. “I love sharing what I know to help my clients make the best decision to fit their goals,” says Cioe, “and I love to see the happiness that comes when their transactions close successfully.” Cioe lives on Morgan Run Golf Course

in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband, a licensed general contractor. Previously a resident of East County San Diego, as well as Newport Beach and the Inland Empire, her detailed understanding of Southern California’s housing market is a substantial benefit to anyone interested in relocating. Before she entered the real estate arena, Cioe worked as a photographer and an irrigation technician troubleshooting golf course greens for some of the finest courses in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego and Las Vegas. She credits the experiences for allowing her to present her sellers’ homes in the most attractive light possible, and for allowing her to offer reliable advice about the nuances of owning golf course properties. A horse owner and enthusiast, Cioe is uniquely qualified to serve the needs of people interested in Rancho Santa Fe real estate. As a side hobby she breeds and shows Yorkshire Terriers with her mother. Cioe is involved with The Face Foundation, a nonprofit that provides necessary medical care for animals with owners that are unable to afford it. She enjoys surfing and stand up paddle boarding in her spare time and has volunteered for a number of orphanages in Mexico and Nicaragua through her church. Clarice Cioe can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office, at 619-995-1223, or via email at

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4915 Rancho Verde Trail Carol Bergen-Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

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DEL MAR $749,000 3BR/2BA

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13572 Caminito Carmel Jeff Kane/Linda Andrews-Coldwell Banker

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13804 Recuerdo Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Michael Gallagher-Prudential CA Realty (858) 259-3100

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13047 Caminito del Rocio A. Peck Host: E. Bryson-Coldwell Banker

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13676 Mira Montana Drive Joseph Sampson-Sampson CA Realty

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2123 Balboa Ave Sharyn Daly-Coldwell Banker

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118 11th Street Mary Myers-P.S. Platinum Properties

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14654 Caminito Lazanja Gretchen Pagnotta-Coldwell Banker

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3921 Avenida Brisa Shannon Biszantz-Coldwell Banker

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16825 Via De Santa Fe Janet Lawless Christ-Coldwell Banker

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5450 El Cielito Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/Host: T. Hardebeck-Pru CA Realty (858) 756-6355

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8245 The Landing Way Ashley Roberts-Prudential CA Realty

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15740 Puerta Del Sol Janet Lawless Christ-Coldwell Banker

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6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham-Coldwell Banker

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15852 The River Trail Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm J. Greene/Hosts: S. & P Linde-Pru CA Realty (760) 585-5824

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18011 Avenida Alondra Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/Host: D. Henry-Pru CA Realty (858) 756-6355

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$7,995,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$6,475,000

What you have been waiting for... Amazing investment opportunities for horse lovers and users on 30 acres. Ideally suited for western, hunter jumpers and dressage with amazing trails as a bonus.

Private and gated, this magnificent Italian Farmhouse was built by a prominent architectural and interior design team with custom finishes throughout. Features include 1BR guesthouse and pool house.

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$5,995,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$5,250,000

Soaring to new heights is this exquisite, single-level Olde World estate located on the westside of the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Covenant. The impressive design reveals impeccable craftsmanship.

Majestic sunsets, awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean views… Rarely does a single story home of this size and quality become available on such a coveted Covenant lot. Amenities abound in this westside location.

Rancho Santa Fe | Tuscan Estates-$4,750,000

Rancho Santa Fe | Meadows-$4,200,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$3,995,000

Timeless European elegance meets the very essence of sophistication in this spectacular single level estate on 2.55 acres.

Quality and location! This custom single level on 4.7 gorgeous acres features 5BR/6.5BA, pool, spa and outdoor BBQ.

Built entirely new in 2006 by a renowned builder, be blown away at the craftsmanship in this Spanish Colonial home.

Del Mar | Beach Colony-$3,499,000


Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$2,195,000

Just 3 homes off S. California’s finest white sand beach! Soak in commanding white-water views from the wrap-around deck.

Stunning Custom Santa Barbara Estate on the 2nd Fairway offers the quintessential Santaluz lifestyle. A MUST SEE!

Designed with a contemporary open feel, this 3BR/3.5BA residence embodies the essence of Southern California living.

Encinitas | The Gallery-$1,650,000

Del Mar | Rancho Del Mar-$1,595,000

Fallbrook | Sycamore Ranch-$990,000

Beautiful home situated on a unique corner lot with outdoor areas that feature a pool, BBQ, fireplace and panoramic views.

This home invites you to luxuriate indoors and enjoy the outdoors with a refreshing pool/spa, graceful views and gentle breezes.

Olde California Hacienda offering a generous-sized courtyard and outdoor fireplace- the perfect home for entertaining.


WWW.WILLISALLEN.COM • 6012 - 6024 PASEO DELICIAS, RANCHO SANTA FE Coronado • Del Mar • Downtown • Fallbrook • La Jolla • Point Loma • Rancho Santa Fe • Santaluz

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