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Volume XV, Issue 45

Nov. 3, 2011 Published Weekly

Solana Beach plastic ban in the bag BY CLAIRE HARLIN Solana Beach is well on its way to becoming the first city in San Diego County to ban plastic bags, after an overwhelmingly supportive City Council discussion on Oct. 26. “We all agree that we need to be the leader in this,” said Mayor Lesa Heebner, referring to the fact that a Solana Beach ban may very well

■ Human rights activist continues campaign to end genocide in Darfur. Page 4

■ Summer as a volunteer in Peru changes recent graduate’s life. Page 5

serve as a template for other cities — similar to 2003, when the city became the first in the continental U.S. to enact a smoking ban on public beaches. There are seven active plastic bag bans, six adopted bans that are not active yet, six pending bans and 26 bans under discussion in California — none of which are in San Diego County.


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New requirement for SB home additions/remodeling takes effect Nov. 12 BY JOE TASH A new requirement approved by the Solana Beach City Council in October means any home addition or remodeling project that adds 500 square feet or more of living space will now have to go before the council for review. The new requirement takes effect on Nov. 12, 30 days after the council approved the new rule on a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Kellejian in opposition. The requirement means a longer processing time for projects adding 500 square feet or more, and an additional permit fee of $3,000 for applicants. Also, the City Council will preside

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The issue is not a matter of if Solana Beach will ban plastic bags, but when and how. Topics discussed include whether to use a tier system of implementation and whether to exempt some bags, such as those used for restaurant take-out or grocery store produce. The council provided direction to city staff, who

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over an additional 15 to 30 public hearings each year during its regular meetings. Mayor Lesa Heebner said the new rule is needed to prevent construction of home remodels or additions that don’t fit in with the surrounding neighborhood. “Our end goal is to have community character preserved. So we feel we need this now,” she said in an interview. But during the Oct. 12 council meeting, Kellejian called the new rule a “burden on the public. I think it’s a financial burden on them, it’s a $3,000 fee for a development review permit.


Solana Beach to discuss proposed SDG&E rate increase • Officials concerned that hike could discourage solar customers BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES. NET The Solana Beach City Council on Nov. 9 will discuss and possibly take position on a proposed utility rate change that could effect all consumers of energy — especially solar energy — in the region. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) filed the second phase of its General Rate Case (GRC) with the

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Oct. 3 asking for approval to change certain rates. According to the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), a nonprofit energy innovation organization that has quantified the proposed changes, SDG&E’s proposal would increase residential solar customers’ rates by $10 to $40 per month. “This is the first service territory to my knowledge

that’s tried to do something like this,” said Chuck Colgin, a CCSE public relations representative. “Frankly, utility rates are complicated and we just want to help people in the community understand what this could mean for the solar industry. It’s possible other utility companies could use this as a model.” CCSE also looked into commercial entities, and de-













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NCTD wins Federal Transit Administration Grant for Solana Beach Transit Station The North County Transit District (NCTD) won a $338,580 grant to continue exploratory work at the Solana Beach Transit Station on a transit development project in cooperation with the City of Solana Beach. The goal is to balance mixed use commercial and/or residential development with easy access to a variety of transit services while coordinating with the surrounding neighborhood. The grant will address the needs of NCTD and the development vision of the City of Solana Beach. “NCTD is pleased to partner with the City of Solana Beach,” said Mathew Tucker, executive director of North County Transit District. “Together we will embark upon a path that will benefit development and transit commuters alike.” Solana Beach City Manager David Ott said, “The grant will aid in the Transit District and City’s goal of developing and im-

plementing a train station transit parking study that will ultimately lead to a longterm parking solution for the Solana Beach Train Station Transit Center users and lead to the creation of a mixed use commercial development for the site that will be compatible with and enhance the community character of Solana Beach.” Over the next 12 to 18 months, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration grants will fund a parking management study, real estate advisory services, project design, and environmental activities. Still under consideration is the issuance of a Request for Qualifications to select a developer and a development concept. The grant required a local funding match of $84,645, bringing the funding for this phase of the project to $423,225. — Submission

Solana Beach Community panel discussion on education to be held Nov. 9 The Skyline/Solana Vista schools PTA will hold a special event Nov. 9 featuring local education experts, titled “Educating in the 21st Century: Preparing our Kids for the Future.” Audience members will be allowed to ask questions of the panel. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Skyline Assembly Center. (The event will follow a 5:30 p.m. Children’s Art Exhibition called Reflections.) Panelists will include: Leslie Fausset – Solana Beach School District Superintendent Kelly Smith – Teach and leader of the Technology Educators Coalition Monet Templeton – SB/SD child psychologist Gordon Hanson – UCSD economics professor





Editor’s note: This feature is part of an ongoing series about the hot picks and interesting vendors that serve the community at our local farmers markets.

Solana Beach’s ‘oil tycoons’ Brett Thomas and Kat Lyons live and breathe oil. Soybean oil, coconut oil, palm oil, jojoba oil. You name it, and they’ve probably made soap with it. Successful soap making, they say, involves not only an understanding of oil but also science. For instance, oils with more saturated fats (like coconut oil) age quickly, whereas those containing more unsaturated fat (like soybean oil) take months to harden. Thomas and Lyons have been making soap locally since the mid1990s and selling it at the Solana Beach farmers market on Sunday for several years, but you may have already heard of their brand, Kreamy Soaps, because their bestselling Pine Tar Olive bar is featured in a number of fine health food stores. Customers from around the world have shared testimonials about the Pine Tar Olive bar soap on, saying it has helped with shingles, acne, dry scalp and a number of other skin conditions. But those who stop by the couple’s table at the market can choose from a variety of soaps — at $2.50 a bar — that aren’t sold in stores. Market customers may

Kat Lyons and Brett Thomas with daughter, Emily (left). also get to meet the couple’s 25-yearold daughter, Emily, who is following in her entrepreneurial parents footsteps and attending beauty school. Thomas and Lyons also love to share photos and tell customers how they bake their soaps in wooden bins, stamping and cutting each bar by hand. “Our whole life is soap,” Thomas said. Who’s your favorite local vendor? Email




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Human rights activist/aid worker continues unrelenting campaign to end genocide in Darfur litical reporter Rebecca Tinsley is a leader in the ongoing campaign against genocide in the Darfur region of western Sudan, Africa. She is founder Waging Peace, a London-based human rights group exposing the genocide in Darfur, and Network4Africa, a humanitarian aid nonprofit based in Del Mar that provides training and support for survivors to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of war and genocide in Africa. Her latest novel, “When the Stars Fall to Earth,” based on true accounts of survivors she interviewed, tells the story of five young Darfuri survivors of the genocide. Tinsley estimates that “at least” some 300,000 have lost their lives and 2 million people have been driven from their homes in the genocide that began in 2003. We interviewed Tinsley last week following her talk to students at UCSD’s Communication/Media center. Since 2004, when Tinsley and her activist friend,

Lord David Alton, managed to “pop into” Darfur clandestinely to interview survivors of genocide at an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp operated by a western health agency, Tinsley has become an unrelenting chronicler of the genocide being perpetrated against the increasingly poor black African Muslim population of Darfur by the country’s self-identified Arab Muslims and their Janjaweed militia, directed by that country’s Islamist military junta government under president Omar al-Bashir in the oil-rich capital of Khartoum. Tinsley, a freelance journalist and former BBC political reporter at the time, interviewed the women survivors and Lord Alton interviewed male survivors. Up to that time, no journalists had made it to the camp. “Had we applied to visit Darfur, we would certainly have been forbidden entry,” Tinsley said. “Every good dictator knows you should do your killing away from the prying eyes of journal-

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ists or outside witnesses.” The interviews were later submitted to the International Criminal Court in The Hague as evidence in support of charges of genocide that, with other evidence, resulted in Sudan President Bashir being indicted in July 2010 for orchestrating the Darfur genocide. He remains free until

he is apprehended in a country that accepts the ICC’s jurisdiction. In the Afterword of her recently published novel, written to tell the Darfur tragedy in more accessible human terms, based on her interviews, Tinsley recounts: “The women told me how the Sudanese air force had bombed their villages. The

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BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor When she was 6, growing up in her family’s modest home in Toronto, Canada, Rebecca Tinsley (nee Bryan) had a new word added to her vocabulary. She had noticed that one of her mother’s tea party guests had numbers tattooed on her arm. After the guests had left, Rebecca asked her mother why Mrs. Zlotnik, the Polish lady, had that tattoo. Her mother, a former war correspondent, sat Rebecca down and with some books on World War II, told her about the Holocaust and introduced her to the word “genocide.” “And I could never get past it. Just couldn’t,” Tinsley said. “Some people are motivated by wanting to feed the world or cure the world, for me, it’s the manmade things that we do to ourselves. We dehumanize our neighbor so that we can kill them. Propaganda, fear, hatred.” Human right activist, novelist and former BBC po-


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Student’s gap year volunteering in Peru a life-changing experience BY MEGAN MCVAY Intern This summer, while most of the La Jolla Country Day graduates were picking out dorm room décor and finishing college reading assignments, Del Mar resident Romana Bruderer-Schwab was packing her bags for her 11-week volunteering venture in Lima, Peru. During her senior year of high school, she decided she wanted to take a gap year before starting her college education at Connecticut College. Seeking to make a difference and enhance her worldly education, she decided to volunteer through Cross Cultural Solutions, a non-profit organization that addresses global issues by providing volunteer service to communities abroad. When she arrived in a poverty-stricken district in Lima, Peru called Villa El Salvador, she was placed in a Catholic-run school called Fe y Alegria #17. As a National Spanish Exam Gold recipient and a Spanish Honors Society member, BrudererSchwab was able to use her language skills to communicate with young women from grades 10-12 about women’s rights and awareness. She single-handedly implemented her own gender-studies program where she discussed gender-schemas, sexuality and domestic violence with the girls of the community. “Women’s rights have always been an issue close to my heart, and I accurately believed that having such a class in a conservative and sexist country would ultimately only benefit the girls. I realize now, being more than halfway through my program, that I was right; I’ve become a mentor to the girls and they have no problem asking me for advice regarding anything,” said Bruderer-Schwab. Bruderer-Schwab was in charge of teaching a different class at the school Monday through Friday regarding different facets of gender-studies. In a culture centered around the ideas of sexism and Catholicism, these young women lack a mentor-figure that they can talk to openly about such issues. So when BrudererSchwab arrived, she served as their go-to support system and was welcomed with open arms. She reveals that because these young girls are deprived of sexual education, they often engage in unprotected sex and are consequently forced to cope with unhappy marriages and unplanned pregnancies, all before the age of 18. “By talking with the girls openly and scientifically about women’s issues, female

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PLASTIC continued from page 1 will return with an ordinance proposal. Heebner said she would like to see a tier system, in which large retailers may eradicate plastic bags within three months of the ordinance passing and the rest of retailers would have to follow suit a few months later. Even farmers markets vendors would be included in the ban, and she added that it defeats the purpose of a farmers market to not bring in your own bag or basket.

HOME continued from page 1 It’s a burden for our staff, it’s a burden for our council to hear all these issues.” His comments were echoed by two public speakers at the meeting, one of whom called the new rule an “extraordinary hardship” on those who want to add to or remodel their homes.

Councilmen Joe Kellejian and Mike Nichols said they’d like to see a ban go into effect immediately, but still let businesses get through their inventories of plastic bags and adapt to the ban. “We’re in an economic downturn and we don’t want to hurt our small business,” Kellejian said. In regard to city events, such as Fiesta del Sol, the council agreed to ban plastic bags, as well. Heebner pointed out that it would give a good opportunity for the city to hang out reusable bags and promote the cause. In a city-sponsored

event, said Kellejian, “it would defeat the whole purpose” to use plastic bags. At the council meeting, city environmental services manager Dan King presented a report that went into depth on three very different plastic bag ban models: Manhattan Beach, Long Beach and Santa Monica. One component of the Santa Monica model that the council wants to explore is implementing a 10-cent fee for paper bags in order to incentivize reusable bags. To be in compliance with the Prop 26 “stop hidden tax” mandate, all money must go to the retailer and no reve-

nue can go to the city. Sprouts and Jimbos are already exercising such measures internally, and City Attorney Johanna Canlas said these regulations were implemented by the retailer “with the hope that there would not be broad regulation.” The City of Santa Monica also did a cost analysis to substantiate the minimum 10-cent fee per paper bag, and they allow businesses to charge less if they can show that the bags cost less. Long Beach also charges 10 cents per bag. Manhattan Beach doesn’t charge for paper bags, but they encourage re-

tailers to implement incentives. Canlas pointed out that there was a lawsuit was filed against Los Angeles County earlier this month because part of the 10-cent fee went back to the city as a component for its educational program, possibly violating Prop 26. Long Beach derived its plastic bag ban model from L.A. County, she said. Santa Monica implemented the ordinance across the board eight months from the day it passed, whereas Manhattan Beach and Long Beach used tier systems based on the size of the retailer.

Both Santa Monica and Long Beach exempt restaurant take-out bags from the ban, as well as grocery store produce bags. Manhattan beach uses bags in cases of “undue hardship.” According to statistics presented by King, Californians use some 19 billion plastic bags a year, and less than 5 percent of those are recycled. He also said $3.23 billion is spent annually dealing with plastic bag litter — that translates to about $88 per personal per year.

The new rule requires anyone planning a room addition or remodel that adds more than 500 square feet to his or her home to apply for a development review permit, which requires a public hearing before the City Council. Under the existing rules, such a project could have been approved by city staff, although the projects were subject to appeal to the council. The action taken by the

council also clarifies other aspects of the development review process, such as a rule that any project requiring a cut or fill of 50 cubic yards of material also is subject to a development review permit. Although Heebner and other members of the council were convinced the new rule was needed now to prevent incompatible development, it could be modified in the future. A council subcommittee is working on a “tool kit” of guidelines to

help homeowners plan their remodeling and addition projects to conform to bulk and scale standards that are applied by the City Council. “This isn’t set in concrete in perpetuity,” said Councilman Dave Roberts at last month’s meeting. Kellejian said he would have preferred that the council wait to enact the new permit requirement until after development of the tool kit. The guidelines for bulk and scale of development projects would be sim-

ilar to a set of guidelines already developed by the city for view preservation issues, officials said. “My thought process was, maybe it’s a good thing and we want to do it,” said Kellejian in an interview, regarding the new development rule. “But we’re putting cart before the horse.” While the council does not want to inconvenience residents, the panel is sworn to protect community character, Heebner said. Heebner herself will have to com-

ply with the new rules when her family moves ahead with a planned remodeling project that will add 597 square feet of living space to their home. She will have to step down from the dais when the council discusses her project. “I believe in property rights very strongly. I believe everyone has property rights, not just the one who’s building but the ones who live there already,” Heebner said.


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may be a discouragement for potential solar users. “It’s also like switching the rules in the middle of the game for those who already have solar,” Heebner said. Colgin said the monthly increases for solar customers “may not seem like much, but it could reduce the value proposition for future solar buyers.” “It makes it hard for potential solar customers to see return in investment,” he said. “It could hurt the solar marketplace as a whole.” Solar Now/EGP Building Services, a local company that designs and installs solar panels, has taken a stand against the GRC. The company’s owner, Jose Gomez, wrote a letter to elected

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officials encouraging them to contact the CPUC and oppose the measure. “It has come to our attention that SDG&E is stating that the solar industry supports their rate case,” Gomez wrote. “This letter seeks to set the record straight.” Gomez also expressed concern that the rate proposal could set a precedent if it is approved, and that such a measure would be a step backward for sustainability. Referring to the impact on customers, he said the rate increase would be “fiscally irresponsible and will certainly escalate the costs for states and municipalities already managing severe budget deficits.” the print directories in the Del Mar Times, Solana Beach Sun and Carmel Valley News with new listings submitted after our noon Tuesday print deadline. So for the latest most up-todate list of open homes this weekend, check out And remember if it’s blue, it’s new (not in print). You can find all the real estate information, including featured agents, what sold recently and real estate news by clicking on HOMES on the main page navigation bar or by going directly to rdelmartimes. net/homes.


Del Mar Rendezvous undergoes extensive remodel After opening in the spring of 2004, Del Mar Rendezvous, serving Chinese Fusion Cuisine, announced the near completion of its major, quarter million dollar renovation, all while only closing for about two weeks. In its eight years of serving the Del Mar community, this is the first time the space has undergone any major upgrades, design changes or additions to its space. “Our decision to remodel is attributable to both some outdated décor, as well as a great amount of helpful comments and recommendations from our guests,” said Dan Schreiber, owner of Del Mar Rendezvous. The dining room now boasts new dining booths, tables, a wine and art display, as well as designer and antique light fixtures to enhance the restaurant’s romantic, upscale ambience. “More than just an aesthetic remodel, this has been a complete reworking of the restaurant for us. Our vision was thought-out over several years and directed towards improving guests’ experience and overall restaurant flow,” said Schreiber. “The changes have made an enormous difference in our ability to handle the increased business we have experienced over the past few years at the restaurant. It has also enabled the wait staff to provide Del Mar Rendezvous’ outdoor patio even better service to our guests despite this increase in business, which is extremely important to has nearly tripled in size. us.” With the new amenities, Del Mar Rendezvous’ now has a white wine specific temperature-controlled wine refrigerator, a more extensive wine selection, four types of beer on draft, a high-end wine cellar, and organic, free-trade and sustainably produced teas and coffees, in French Presses. Perhaps one of the most ambiance-altering aspects of the remodel comes from the ancient Chinese artwork that now adorns the restaurant’s interior. Traditional pieces and sculptures from China set the tone for Rendezvous’ serene dining and foyer area. In addition to new tables, chairs and lighting, Del Mar Rendezvous’ outdoor patio was nearly tripled in size with brand new heaters, lighting and planters positioned throughout the length of the patio. The new pet-friendly patio also allows guests to enjoy alcoholic beverages while dining outdoors. For more information about Del Mar Rendezvous, visit http://www.delmarrendezvous. com or call (858) 755-2669.

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SD Veterans Group seeking donations to help the homeless BY MATT LIEBOWITZ Local resident Gil Field and his fellow San Diego Veterans for Peace (SDVFP) members are hitting the downtown San Diego streets and making a positive, necessary impact in the quality of life for hundreds of homeless people, many of whom served in combat. Now in the beginning of its second year, the group’s “Compassion campaign” is just that, a coordinated effort by a few tireless and dedicated veterans. Established in December 2010, the Compassion Campaign is the nonprofit group’s crusade to provide sleeping bag sets and waterproof gear to San Diego’s homeless population. About twice a month, SDVFP members head to a few areas in downtown San Diego known to be popular sleeping spots for the homeless, and hand out about 50 sleeping sets, each of which includes a sleeping bag, a waterproof stuff sack, and a heavy-duty plastic poncho. The campaign raised more than $18,000 in its first year, enough to deliver 725 sets to homeless people staying in several locations downtown, including spots near the Civic Center, along 16th Street, on Pacific Highway and in camps under three I-5 overpasses. SDVFP Director of Communications Gil Field said he and his fellow SDFVP members saw groups of homeless people sleeping on the pavement on cold and rainy days last year, and decided, as a group dedicated to helping veterans, many of whom are homeless — Field estimated the number to be 30 to 40 percent — that it was their duty to take action. From there, the Compassion Campaign became a project that the SDFVP put its weigh and benevolent spirit behind.

Citing those who return from war with post traumatic stress disorder and are unable to receive adequate care, Field said, “Veterans on the street, whether we like it or not, are victims of war.” The program has been a success, Field said, and the homeless who receive the group’s sleeping sets are “so incredibly magnanimous and generous and incredibly grateful.” Field said homeless people have even turned down his help, directing him to deliver the sleeping bag sets to another homeless person who needs it more. “They said ‘I don’t need it as much as the guy on the next block,’” Field said. “It’s astonishing, some of these people have nothing but the guy down the block has less. You’d think somebody who sleeps on the street, when they’re offered something, would take it regardless.” That selflessness struck a chord with Field and his fellow SDVFP members, including Jack Doxey and Jan Ruhman, who have taken now to bringing, in addition to the sleeping sets, an extra car worth of cold-weather clothing to hand out. For its second year, the Compassion Campaign hopes to beat its first year fundraising total of $18,000, and is looking for civic groups and corporate sponsors to help. “Some of these groups can just give you $1,000 and it’s nothing, but to us that’s huge,” Field said. For more information on the San Diego Veterans For Peace and its Compassion Campaign, visit To donate, make out checks to the San Diego Veterans For Peace and mail them to Treasurer, 11575 Caminito La Bar #23, San Diego, CA 92126. All donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of donations go directly to purchasing sleeping sets.



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Del Mar experiences ‘Smashmob’ BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES. NET Those who happened to be in downtown Del Mar on Tuesday, Nov. 1, around 5 p.m., heard and saw something unusual — a surprise performance by the entire Torrey Pines High School marching band, which weaved up and down Camino del Mar, from 15th to 9th streets, drumming fight songs and traditional tunes. Local employees spilled out of shops and restaurants onto the sidewalks, pedestrians stopped to take photos or record video and passing drivers waved and cheered. A thrilled and baffled City of Del Mar staff even stood outside City Hall to watch the performance. What was all the hubbub? None more than a well-recieved publicity stunt planned by the owners of Smashburger, which is partnering with Torrey Pines High by donating $1 from every burger sold in November to the school’s band program. Derived from the concept of a flashmob — a group of people who assemble unexpectedly in a public place to carry out some sort of stunt, protest or act — the folks at Smashburger called Tuesday’s performance a “Smashmob.” And from the reaction of the community, the idea seemed to be a “smash.” (L-R) Dr. G. Richard Wheelock, Deacon AL Graff, Dr. Robert Bobbitt, (Founders), oral surgeon Dr. Roger Kingston, Maria McEneany, and John Page.

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CEO shoots from the hip in new book loaded with ‘biz’ lessons BY STEVEN MIHAILOVICH Contributor When you walk into the office of Neil Senturia’s investment company, Blackbird Ventures, there’s a sign above his desk that sticks out like a bright, floral-patterned gown at a funeral. The sign contains four simple words in two sentences. “F**k you. Pay me.” Is it supposed to be funny? A warning? Perhaps a mission statement? Like beauty itself, the meaning lies in the eye of the beholder, but it speaks volumes about the owner. Senturia is a hard-bitten, straight-talking, painfully honest, eminently practical man. His gaunt face, large eyeglasses, lean, almost frail, physique belie a tough interior, essential in his almost 30 years in business. He’s that special sort of businessman: the entrepreneur. Senturia wasn’t always an entrepreneur. He said he began his career in Hollywood in the 1970s as a writer, creating scripts for hit TV sitcoms like “MASH,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” and “Alice,” among others, before his entrepreneurial streak eventually took hold. Senturia combined his two prodigious talents – entrepreneurship and writing – to pen

“I’m There For You, Baby: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Galaxy, Volume 1,” his first book (available on “The premise behind the book was, can you tell the truth,” Senturia said. “I had the sense that sometimes the entrepreneur, the featured speaker, doesn’t always tell the truth. He or she stands up and says, I started the company, then I raised some money, and then it worked out perfectly, and I sold it for a $100 million. And you sort of say, listen a******, what I really want to ask you is tell me about the failure. Was it exactly like that? In other words, what’s the truth? There’s always a dark side to the truth. So I wanted to see if I could peel back and tell as true a story as I could.” Above all, Senturia is humorous. As evidenced, Senturia can be vulgar, but it’s not profanity for the sake of it. For instance, the book’s cover illustration depicts a single barb from a barbed wire. Closer inspection will reveal a different interpretation of the picture, an alternative that Senturia said was deliberate. “That’s the nature of entrepreneurship,” he noted. “The world does that to you. And then, when you’ve overcome obstacles and you have a success,

Neil Senturia, author of ‘I’m There For You, Baby: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Galaxy, Volume 1,’ they say, I knew all along ... But at the beginning, does anybody reach down and say, I’d like you to do (something)? Nobody does that. If you get that job, it will be because you pounded on the doors; you beat on the walls. The basic response of the world to entrepreneurs is ... [makes rude gesture].” Senturia is passionate about entrepreneurship. Aside from his stint in TV writing, he’s been a

real estate developer, taught entrepreneurship at San Diego State University, and started six tech companies, of which one failed and the rest sold to industry giants such as Cisco and Lockheed Martin, according to his biography. Currently, he teaches at UCSD with his wife, Barbara Bry, and the pair writes a weekly newspaper column that has the same title as his book. Senturia maintains that the entrepreneur is a breed apart. To illustrate the point, he noted that when Bry asked 40 students in their class whether they would forsake the security of a bi-weekly paycheck to start a business, only eight hands went up. “I don’t think you can teach someone to be an entrepreneur,” Senturia said. “You can teach entrepreneurial principles. But at some level, this entrepreneur thing is in your DNA. I’m saying if you need to, it’s your nature, then you find a way to do it.” The book is a biography of sorts, offering vignettes from Senturia’s long career in making deals and running companies that are followed by a rule, almost always witty and quirky. The book contains 223 rules out of the 500 or so Senturia said

his experience in business has taught him. “In all proper immodesty and humility and arrogance, we get to the end and it’s going to the printer, and I make one change,” Senturia said. “I put the words ‘Volume One.’ I thought to myself, I’m not done telling stories so I want to let people know that Volume Two is coming eventually. It was a little hubris. I mean, Volume One. I did it tongue-in-cheek.” The 61-year-old Senturia said he hasn’t toured with the book because, of course, he’s been busy forming two new companies – Oberon Fuels and LonoCloud – since the book’s release. But the book has nonetheless opened new doors, including the chairmanship of a company that was offered to him after the company’s CEO read the book, he added. “(The book) taught me a lot of lessons,” Senturia said. “First of all, I had a lot of fun doing it. Number two, I did it for the wrong reasons but it worked out right. Or maybe I did it for the right reasons and it worked out wrong. I haven’t decided.”

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San Elijo Joint Powers Authority Mike Thornton, supervising park ranger Rodney Martinez, Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts, SFID Board President Mike Hogan, former Del Mar Mayor Bill Arballo, Encinitas City Councilwoman Teresa Barth (Arballo’s daughter), SFID directors Bud Irvin and John Ingalls, SFID general manager Mike Bardin. PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN

Local leaders celebrate recycled water conversion BY CLAIRE HARLIN The entire San Dieguito Park is now using 100 percent recycled water for irrigation, a goal that has long been in the works by the Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID), the City of Solana Beach, the county’s parks and recreation department, and the San Elijo Joint Powers Authority. Supporters joined together on Oct. 26 for a ribbon cutting and celebration of what SFID General Manager Michael Bardin described as a “daunting task.” “This brings us one step closer to attaining our goals of sustainability,” said SFID Board President Michael Hogan, adding that he’s proud to also be saving enough water to serve

100 homes and about 50-acre feet annually. The 125-acre park was sold for $10 in 1953 under one condition, said Solana Beach City Councilman Dave Roberts — that it be dedicated only to community use. The park offers playgrounds, a baseball field, pavilions and other recreational activities. Roberts commended former Del Mar Mayor Bill Arballo, who was in attendance with his daughter Teresa Barth, who serves as an Encinitas City Councilwoman. “It’s because of your vision and leadership that this is all happening,” he said. Also in attendance were Solana Beach City Manager David Ott and a number of city staff members and park officials.

FRIDAY, NOV. 4 • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, will host its 13th Annual Light The Night® Walk on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Check-in is at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. and the Walk starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information on this year’s event, visit SATURDAY, NOV. 5 • The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Colonia Community Center. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. The La Colonia Community Center is located at 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075. •A one-day food collection for the Community Resource Center will be held on Nov. 5, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items in non-glass containers. Enter through the Solana Gate on Via de la Valle between the Coast Highway and Jimmy Durante Blvd. For more information, please contact: •Hansen Surfboards is kicking off the ski and snowboard season with its annual Snow & Swap sale Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 - 6. Up to 50 percent off selected models of skis and snowboards, and clothing and accessories are also being offered during the sale. For more information, visit • Simply The Best Singles presents “Rockin’ Time Tonight,” an upscale singles dance/mixer, ages 45 to 65, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., at the Del

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BY JEANNE MCKINNEY Contributor As long as there are enemies of freedom, who spawn aggressive violence, there will be a need for fighting troops. Our United States Armed Forces preserve and protect what we hold most dear, because once liberty is lost, it’s hard to recover. If it were a peaceful world, Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class (AO2) Anthony Ugolini would be in another line of work. But for now, we need him to do this job. You or I might walk into a multi-storied building or designer store to a job and nestle into a comfy cube or be surrounded by displays of alluring consumer products. Ugolini walks down to the 5th deck of a massive floating warship — home to 5,000 sailors doing very unique and diversified jobs. He nestles into a huge magazine full of munitions, surrounded by mega-tons of fire-power, where only the “qualified” can enter. The road to the 5th deck started six years after high school when his girlfriend (now his wife) said, “Why don’t you talk to my recruiter and see what they can do?” There was something that excited Ugolini when the recruiter talked about handling bombs, missiles, M -16’s, 50-caliber

Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class (AO2) Anthony Ugolini weapons and other artillery. Prior to the military, Anthony remembers, “The coolest thing was going with a buddy to a gun range and handling a weapon there.” Favorable test scores landed him in Pensacola, Fla., in job training for Aviation Ordnance (AO). He graduated #1 in his class, which paved the way to a West Coast command, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76), homeported in San Diego, near his hometown of Los Angeles. A Nimitz class carrier, like the USS Reagan, is a floating air base, its mission to project air power worldwide without depending on a landlocked base from which to stage combat operations. Ugolini works in Weapons (G) Department, one of many departments onboard the ship which alone has five

distinct divisions within it. Ugolini is a beginning link in the chain of munitions flow. “I’m in G-3 (division) – they are bomb builders. We break out bombs, and build them up for a specific type of mission for whatever they need to do. We send them up to the (G-1) AO’s on the flight deck and let them issue them out. They distribute the bombs and missiles to the Squadron AO’s, who load the aircraft.” A carrier deploys approximately 70 aircraft, including bomb-toting F-18 fighter jets and HS-60 attack helos. “On G-2 is a mix of AOs and Gunner’s Mates (GM). They hold the small arms ammo and have to qualify personnel from the Weapons Department, Security Department, and Marines that come on board.

“The first couple times you’re down in a [carrier] magazine that carries a few hundred bombs at one time that aren’t built up yet – it’s nerve-wracking. It’s a serious danger if something were to go wrong. You want everybody going down and everybody coming up the same way they went downstairs.” There’s a saying as an AO, when you’re building bombs, “get it done the first time right.” Ugolini feeds off the letters they get from Marine and Army battalions saying “Hey — we appreciate the job you guys are doing with the ordnance. We haven’t had a dud since you got out here.” Anthony adds, “That lets me know as a team leader, the person organizing the bomb builds, that it was a successful build 100 percent of the time and that feels good – real good. These ground troops are sacrificing way more than any other department of the military. “As long as I can save 100 Marines or 100 Army guys…that’s what I care about.” Such was the case when Ugolini deployed to the Arabian Sea during Operation Enduring Freedom. “A sniper taking Marines out demanded a specific bomb get built. It had a proximity sensor, meaning it’s airburst, so instead of hitting the ground and taking everything out, it’s specific for one thing. It got

the mission done and saved countless Marines going around the block.” Navy Aviation Ordnancemen are “like the big Frat house in the military,” says this calm, dark-eyed Italian American. “All we are is ammunition. Our bond is real strong – real deep. Out to sea, we work Monday - Sunday 12 hours on and 12 off. There are problems, there’s pressure, just like any other job. To relax, I find myself at the gym a lot. I call or email my wife. She might have had a bad day I wasn’t there for. When we pull into foreign ports, the AO’s like to hang out together and be as normal as possible.” A “normal” day going into the Gulf straights towards Dubai comes to Ugolini’s mind. “We had gun watches on our .50 caliber mounts, and got a call there was a bomb threat in the port towards the ship.” Orders were given to keep eyes peeled for a ship or boat that could be a threat. Ugolini will never forget his A Gunner’s face, looking as if war had come to them. They couldn’t afford to have another USS Cole incident, the deadly attack against a Navy destroyer while it was harbored and refueled. “We had to bring Marines on board to help with extra watches until a Security Team swept the pier.” He calls his wife the hero, an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Fuels (ABF), who helps fuel aircraft on the flight deck. She recently volunteered to go on deployment, knowing it’s going to be difficult to leave her toddler and Anthony, now working on aircraft armament systems, at NAS North Island. Both will sacrifice, so their son can have a more secure life and future. Anthony would tell a critic; “You don’t know what we’ve been through — what we’re set up to do to defend this country for its freedom. We chose to do this. We know the dangers in it. This is what we do.” Ugolini used to drive a truck for an overnight mail delivery company. “I’d get so many deliveries in so many hours and I think that’s more strenuous than what I do now. While on the Reagan, we built hundreds of bombs and never had a single fail. It’s my job and I know the ins and outs of it.” Think I’ll seize the day, knowing the cause of liberty will not fail on AO2 Ugolini’s 5th deck.

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November 3, 2011 vehicles to the South African secret police. She studied law at the London School of Economics and earned her LLB in 1982. She worked as a political reporter for the BBC and ran twice as a “middle of the road” Liberal candidate for Parliament during which she met and married businessman and activist Henry Tinsley, who “made his money dealing in fairly-traded organic chocolate.” During the 1990s, she

helped form a group of Christians, Jews and Muslims that arranged humanitarian aid convoys to war-ravaged Bosnia. After her journey to Darfur in 2004, she returned to England and began telling the Darfur story to politicians, the press, in articles and in talks to whomever would listen. She formed the human rights group Waging Peace (www.WagingPeace. info) that gathers and disseminates information on

Torrey Pines Falcons avenge regular season tie with the Murrieta Hawks BY BILL BUTLER In game three of the regular season, the Torrey Pines Pop Warner Falcons Pee Wee team played to a 24-24 tie with the Murrieta Hawks. Last Saturday, the Falcons traveled to Murrieta for a post-season rematch. The game was scoreless in the first quarter. Conner Whitton drove Torrey Pines deep into Murrieta territory but the Falcons were unable to score, as passes on third and fourth down were well defended by the Hawks’ secondary. On the next Falcon possession, quarterback Andre Nordan guided the Falcon offense down the field behind hard running A member of the Torrey Pines Pop Warner Falcons by Zac Friedland, Beau Morgans, and Jackie Plashkes. Plashkes Pee Wee team in action. ran the ball in from the 20 yard line, and Ryan Wells added two points on a PAT kick. Gaining possession at the Murrieta 21-yard line, the Falcons would score again in the first half behind the running of Plashkes, Morgans, and Tyler Alexander. Alexander got the score on a 2-yard sweep, and Wells again added a 2-point kick. The first half would end with the score 16-0. The Falcons would score twice in the second half, once on a 27 yard run by Friedland and on the last play of the game, as Alexander took the ball from a Murrieta back and sprinted 55 yards untouched into the end zone. A key factor for the victory was the Falcons dominant defense. The high scoring Hawk offense was only able to generate two first downs in the game and never moved the ball past the Falcon 47 yard line. Led by the stalwart front line of Gabe Gmyr, Carson Linxwiler, Chase Whitton, Tanner Watkins, and Kevin Misak, the Falcon defense denied Murrieta significant yardage inside or outside. When penetration was made, linebackers Louie Bickett, Plashkes, Garth Erdossy, and Mac Bingham were in position to make the tackles, aided by the cornerbacks Brandon Ray and Friedland and safety, Morgans. The Falcons will play one more post-season game on Nov. 5 against the Temecula Golden Bruins at Torrey Pines High School at noon.


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November 3, 2011

Education Matters

Sleeping through lunch BY MARSHA SUTTON On the recommendation of the Associated Student Body, Torrey Pines High School offered students an incentive to do well on last spring’s statewide achievement tests by promising an extended lunch period if the school’s Academic Performance Index score rose. The idea seemed to resonate with the kids, TPHS principal Brett Killeen said. Marsha Sutton The API score rose by 10 points, an extended lunch – from 35 minutes to 80 minutes – was offered on Oct. 26, and the kids were thrilled. Right? Well, not quite. To maintain the minimum number of required instructional minutes, the school had to find a way to give students the extra 45 minutes for lunch as promised, without losing classroom time. “We have to be careful with those instructional minutes,” Killeen said. The controversial solution was to eliminate one latestart day and exchange it for the extended lunch day. As one student told me, it wasn’t really a reward of something extra; it was a substitution. “I don’t think it’s fair that they took away [a late start day],” said student Julia Yacker in the Torrey Pines High School student newspaper, The Falconer. “Everyone thinks that school starts too early.” Complicating the matter is that only juniors and seniors are allowed off campus for lunch. So the 9th- and 10th-graders had to remain at school for the 80 minutes. “Freshmen and sophomores are basically confined to the media center or quad for an hour and a half,” said 10thgrader Morgon Williams in The Falconer. One senior, who enjoyed a leisurely lunch off-campus with his friends, said it was more like a punishment than a reward for the 9th- and 10th-graders who had to stay behind. And even though he had a long lunch, he wasn’t sure it was worth trading in the late-start morning. Killeen called it a celebration but said the closed-campus rules still applied. For the students prohibited from leaving, he said the school’s ASB offered free food and planned a number of activities on campus Oct. 26, which included a dunk tank with Killeen as the target. When the long-lunch incentive was offered, most students didn’t realize they would be sacrificing a late-start morning. “Back then it was all kind of theoretical,” Killeen said. “We didn’t know in our calendar where we were going to be able to put it.” After the positive API gains were recorded, the issue was discussed with department chairs, he said, and it was decided that, to preserve the instructional minutes, “the best route to go would be in lieu of a late-start day.” On late-start days at Torrey Pines, school for the students begins at 8:55 a.m. instead of 7:40 a.m. Held nine or 10 times annually at TPHS, the late-start days allow teachers to come together at 7:40 a.m. to collaborate and conference. “Basically we gave up one collaborative time for staff to accommodate kids’ extended lunch,” Killeen said. He acknowledged that some students were upset about losing a late-start day. “I know there can be different sentiments about that, but they really did want this idea of the long lunch,” he said. For the older students, “they can actually eat a leisurely lunch as opposed to stuffing their faces and sprinting back to the school,” he said. For the younger students who remained on campus, “it’s our job to make sure that it is fun and engaging for them.” But because many students were unaware that a latestart day would be removed to accommodate the extended lunch, some questioned whether a longer lunch should have been proposed in the first place. Sleep-deprived teens Over a decade ago the San Dieguito Union High School District was presented with enough evidence to fill a classroom portable that later start times benefit sleep-deprived teenage students academically, socially and psychologically. They are happier, more alert, perform better scholasti-

cally, exhibit fewer aggressive and suicidal behaviors, have reduced car accident rates, get along more amiably with both peers and authority figures, and have decreased incidents of policereported after-school drug and alcohol abuse and criminal activity. Studies are there, evidence is solid, results are tangible and significant. Because a child’s circadian rhythm changes at puberty, medical experts explain that adolescents have trouble going to sleep early and getting up early. This shift makes teens excessively tired in the morning, but going to bed earlier won’t help. Based on all this, the school board was given petitions with hundreds of signatures from parents who had done their homework and were demanding a change from the ungodly 7:15 a.m. start time at Torrey Pines High School to a more reasonable 8:15 start time. But the school board

“compromised” by settling on 7:45 a.m. Why? Sports. They’ll say it was for other reasons – bus schedules would have to be rearranged, teachers didn’t want to fight traffic, parents said it interfered with their dropoff schedules, and even some students said they preferred to wake up at the crack of dawn. Most preposterous of all was the reasoning by some board members that the early start times should be maintained because many students are already academically successful. Never mind, I suppose, about all the others who aren’t – or those who could do so much better with a few hours’ extra sleep. What it really boiled down to – and still does – is that athletics demands that kids be released from school early enough to go play sports in the afternoons. Last year, Torrey Pines moved its start time back five minutes, so now school begins at 7:40 a.m. – easily an hour before it should start, based on research. Canyon Crest Academy’s start time was a more reasonable 8:15 a.m. until the start of the 2010 school


year when school administrators, claiming there were traffic issues with nearby schools, changed the start time to 8 a.m., instead of doing the right thing for kids and moving it 15 minutes later, to 8:30 a.m. Sports, again, was the determining factor. As an aside, predictably, reports are that the traffic congestion around CCA is actually worse now with an 8 a.m. start time than it was before. If there’s one single thing school districts could do to make a major positive impact on student achievement and the health and well-being of the general student body, it would be without question to move start times later and let kids get more sleep in the mornings. In light of all this, eliminating one of Torrey Pines’ precious late-start days (of which there are far too few already) to make room for a long lunch that only half the students could appreciate, was not really a reward at all – it’s a swap. And a bad one at that. — Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr. com.

Fumes stink up Solana Beach neighborhood on Oct. 22 BY CLAIRE HARLIN A community member’s attempt to rinse out a propane tank in his yard led to the voluntary evacuation of most of the homes on the 800 block of Juanita Street in Solana Beach on Oct. 22, said Jim Sturtevant, battalion chief of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, which encompasses Solana Beach. Officials arrived on the scene around 11 a.m. to find people coming out of their homes covering their noses and mouths. What exactly was that smell? Since propane is an odorless gas that is particularly harmful, a foul-smelling gas is

added so people can recognize a leak. That additive is called methyl mercaptan, and those living around Juanita Street received a good smell of it that day. Why did this neighbor choose to rinse a propane tank in his yard? Apparently, Sturtevant said, he attempted to recycle the tank but was told it must be rinsed with water. The gas did enter the storm drain, but it was not as bad as it smelled, Sturtevant said. Officials from the San Diego County Hazardous Waste Division and the Department of Environmental Health arrived on the scene to test the waste, and their readings showed no indication of harm.

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San Dieguito Academy Boys Water Polo continues to grow The San Dieguito Academy Boys Water Polo Team 2011 is in its second year of existence and was organized by team parents in cooperation with the school. Because of a desire to have a team and with the hard work by parent Virginia Sullivan, SDA officially had its first boys novice and junior varsity water polo team last year. This year, SDA had its first varsity team, along with a junior varsity team. New coach Ryan Upper comes to the team as a 12-year military veteran and Army officer. He was a two-time swimming All-American at Riverside community college. In 2005 he came in third place in the Masters Waterpolo National Championships. Upper has experience coaching water polo for the University of Redlands, Riverside, University of Arizona and as a SDSU club and clinic coach. The SDA varsity team this year includes two seniors: Kolten Horner and Ritchie O’Reilly, along with Zak Dahl, Jared Davis, Sebastian Johnson, Danny Sullivan, Zachary Stevens, Nate Willert, David Martinez, and Cole Teza. The junior varsity team includes Cole Driscoll, Cooper Hoffman, Matias Marquez, Todd Petrassi, Peter Mlynar, Jacob Tuffs, Austin Caras, Cameron Waggoner, Chris Bennett, and Alex Vickery. The teams have played hard this year, despite the varsity 2-5 record, and gaining this year with the junior varsity 3 wins and 2 losses. Coach Upper has had to deal with several challenges this year, particularly pool practice time. Since SDA does not have a pool, the team has had to commute to the UCSD pool, with boys swimming from 7-8:30 p.m. They also swim at the Monroe Pool in Carlsbad, with the only available hours from 8-10 p.m. The team has had all away games because there has not been a pool available to the team. As a result, team parents have held several fundraisers to help with the pool rental costs and have helped to provide transportation. The season’s final games were held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 (after presstime for this newspaper). A recognition event for players and volunteers will be held at the SDA Waterpolo Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Encinitas Community Center.

Torrey Pines Pop Warner’s Mighty Mite Falcons

Undefeated Torrey Pines Pop Warner’s Mighty Mite Falcons finish stellar regular season Torrey Pines Pop Warner’s Mighty Mite Falcons completed its regular season Saturday with an impressive 10 and 0 record. This very talented and hardworking group of 9 and 10 year olds had an amazing season. With a great coaching staff and supportive parents, they practiced and played with dedication and commitment. Head Coach Andy Vanderwiel commented, “In 16-years of coaching this is one of the best teams I’ve ever coached.” The Falcons will play the also undefeated Carlsbad Brave Lancers in the Chocolate Bowl next weekend. They are hoping for another impressive win. Congratulations to the Falcons. Team Roster: Jacob Hadzicki, Lucas Nelson, Aidan Sayin, John Flaming, Jack Hartung, Mo Vanderwiel, Adam Knees, Krando Nishiba, Max Wetherelt, Zane Schwab, Matthew Mohler, Gabriel Krug, Eric Lu, Brandon Angel, Tamer Salameh, Tyler Wheeler, Miles Botkiss, Cole Parker, Jake Burton, Conor Guiltinan, Miguel Grillo, Thomas Notarainni, Jake Ellis, Sam Coons, Dylan Johnson, Preston Graubart, Andrew Todd. Head Coach: Andy Vanderwiel; Assistant Coaches: Ray Ellis, Greg Parker, Tom Krug, Gary Schwab, Ken Angel, Brian Guiltinan, Ron Johnson; Manager: Steve Burton; Team Mom: Karen Brandenburg.

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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Football: Cathedral Catholic was scored on in the first half of a game for the first time in six weeks, but that didn’t slow down the Dons very much at all as they extended their winning streak to five games with a decisive 28-3 Eastern League victory over Lincoln on Oct. 28. Since experiencing a 48-14 nonleague loss to Helix on Sept. 16 – the largest margin they’ve lost by in at least five years – the Dons have outscored their opponents by a combined 144-10 over their last five games. J.J. Stavola rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Dons, and quarterback Garrett Bogart was 7 for 15 passing for 150 yards. Andrew Pascale caught three passes for 120 yards. The Dons took 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Bogart’s scoring run from the 1. Lincoln scored on a 27-yard field goal in the second quarter to make it 7-3. Stavola scored from the 3 to give the Dons a 14-3 cushion going into the intermission. The Dons stretched their lead to 21-3 on Stavola’s scoring run from the 1 late in the third quarter. Then Stavola scored on a 60-yard run early in the fourth quarter to break the game open. Kyle Davis led the Dons defensively with six tackles and 2.5 sacks, and Casey Palid added seven tackles. The Dons still haven’t allowed a touchdown in the first half since the Helix game. They improved to 3-0 in league and 7-1 overall for the season. ***** Torrey Pines defeated Ramona 21-10 in a Palomar League game on Oct. 28. The Falcons won for the third time in four games as they won at home for the first time in four tries. Andrew Perkins rushed for 136 yards on 13 carries and Andrew Fargo rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to lead a Falcons ground offense that combined for 312 yards. Falcons quarterback Andrew Perkins was five for seven passing for 117 yards with no touchdowns and no intercep-


tions. The Falcons improved to 2-1 in league and 4-4 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian extended its winning streak to seven games as the Eagles broke open a one-point lead at halftime, scoring four touchdowns in a decisive third quarter of a 48-34 Coastal League victory over Christian. Tony Miro rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Eagles, and quarterback Connor Moore contributed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Grant Lucier. Hunter Vaccaro led the Eagles defensively with 14 tackles, and Moore added 13 tackles. The Eagles improved to 3-0 in league and 7-1 overall for the season. ***** San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Calvin Christian 42-28 in a Pacific League game on Oct. 27. Lions quarterback Micah Weinstein was 12 for 17 passing for 239 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Jeremy Danzig rushed for 135 yards on 14 carries and caught five passes for 123 yards, combining for three touchdowns. Weinstein also rushed for 51 yards on nine carries.

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Jose Mizrachi led the Lions defensively with 15 tackles. Jake Posnock contributed 14 tackles and Ethan Laser added 10 tackles The Lions improved to 2-2 in league and 4-2 overall for the season. Golf: Torrey Pines won the North County Conference Golf Tournament in decisive fashion as the defending state champions placed four golfers among the top five. The Falcons shot a combined 740 over the two day tournament (Oct. 26-27) on the 18-hole par-72 course at Escondido Country Club. The Falcons finished 94 strokes ahead of their nearest Palomar League rival (Rancho Bernardo), and 89 strokes ahead of Carlsbad, which placed second. Torrey Pines standout Hee Wook Choi placed first overall, shooting a combined 143. She was 1-under-par on the first day, and shot an even par on the second day. Minjia Luo shot a combined 145, firing a 1-under-par the second day after shooting a 74 on the first day. Jennifer Peng shot a combined 147 to place third, and Sarah Cho placed fifth with a combined 150.

Volleyball: Canyon Crest Academy defeated Mission Vista 3-0 (25-10, 25-21, 25-14) in a Valley League game on Oct. 26. Katie McAllister led the Ravens with 16 kills and Lacey Knutilla added 10 kills. Setter Carly Rasmussen had 23 assists. The Ravens improved to 6-1 in league. Torrey Pines defeated St. Francis of Mountain View (Santa Clara County) 3-2 (21-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 15-12) in a nonleague Santa Barbara tournament game on Oct. 29. Savannah Rennie led the Falcons with 14 kills. Water polo: Canyon Crest Academy defeated ArmyNavy 17-3 in a Valley league game on Oct. 26. Matteo Lanza-Billetta had six goals to lead the Ravens, and John Guess added five goals. The Ravens improve to 6-0 in league and 8-2 overall for the season.

North Shore softball opens Spring registration It may be fall, but the North Shore Girls Softball League is already gearing up for its Spring 2012 season. “It’s right around the corner and I’m both honored and excited to get the recreational season going,� says Cathy Scheg, North Shore’s new president. “We are fortunate to have an amazing group of volunteers working to provide girls 5 to 14 with a positive athletic experience in the game of fastpitch softball.� According to Scheg, a goal this year is to extend the league’s community outreach efforts to make more families aware of what North Shore has to offer. “We want families to know that softball is a sport that girls can enjoy throughout their elementary and middle school years and beyond,� says Scheg. “Many of our North Shore girls go on to play high school softball at Torrey Pines, Canyon Crest, and other high schools.�

North Shore also plans to focus on improving the level of play throughout the league through skills clinics, pitching lessons and a season that includes both scrimmages and games. An emphasis also will be placed on improving managers’ and coaches’ skills with clinics for coaches and league support. North Shore is the only league in San Diego County to offer a skills clinic for girls conducted by the coaching staff and players of the UCLA Bruins Softball Team. “We are very proud of our association with UCLA,� says Scheg. “Our girls truly benefit from this relationship. Girls come away from the clinic with new skills, and they are inspired to play the game of softball.� Registration is now open for girls from 5 to 14 years of age. To learn more about the North Shore Girls Softball League, or to register online for the Spring 2012 season, visit

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Former model home. 4 br, 3.5 ba. Extensive crown molding, arched hallways, balconies, Blt-in BBQ, slate floors, lots of architectural interest, backs up to open space. Gated cmmty. 110043366


Row home 3 br, 2.5 ba. Just 2 blocks from shops, restaurants and theatre. Light and bright with full south exp. Volume ceilings, freshly painted, 2-car attached garage, sun deck.

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Light & bright, south exp 4 br, 3 ba w/good light. Move-in ready. Upgraded carpet. Upgraded kit cabs. Extra storage. Wired for computers, phones. 30-year roof. Convenient to all.

Upgraded Plan 4, 5 br, 3 ba in Autumn Ridge. Prvt cul-de-sac w/mountain views, oversized lot. Newer granite, stainless kit. Newer tumbled travertine flooring. Pool/spa.

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Beach 3 br, 3.5 ba w/ocean views.Three levels of lux living in Village of Del Mar. Extensive remodel just completed. Newer deck off upstairs living area. All full baths newer.

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Exceptional Costa Del Sol with panoramic canyon views! Granite slab counters & stainless steel appliances, plus bonus built-in desk at loft. 4 br, 2.5 ba, 2,189 appx sf.

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Single-level 3 br, 2.5 ba in gated Montclair. Semicustom features incl wood-framed windows and doors, white wood cab, 3 custom fplc, volume ceils, plantation shutters, skylights.

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One of a kind beauty west of 5. 5+ br, 5 ba on large lot. Complete remodel. 2 master suites: one on 1st level & one on 3rd w/ocean view. Upgraded kit with top-line stainless appls, granite. Pool/spa & lush back yd.

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

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

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

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

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Entrepreneur shares knowledge as a keynote speaker Michael Anderson, CEO and founder of Radiant Technologies, has made his mark in the B2B software industry by starting and growing companies around the world. Anderson’s passion and experience lie around entrepreneurship, globalization, software, marketing, and sales. In addition to Radiant Technologies, he owns additional companies in the software marketing and development arenas both in the U.S. and Asia. His previous post was managing director of the South East Asian region for Enterprise Solutions Group Michael Anderson (ESG), at that time a pan-Asia/ Pac software reseller with 15 offices in 11 countries. Anderson was responsible for business development, business strategy, and operations and sat on the executive committee of ESG. Prior to ESG, Anderson was director of international sales and implementation for the Aston Group, with over 24 offices in Europe, Asia and North America. An American, Anderson studied in the U.S., London and Budapest, Hungary. He holds undergraduate degrees in computer and business management (graduating cum laude) and has received his international master’s of business administration (MBA) and has recently graduated with his master’s degree in spiritual psychology. He has taught as a college professor before moving on to train IT companies worldwide in delivery methodology, sales and large-scale implementations. Anderson is an accomplished speaker and is gifted with the unique capability of being able to communicate complex issues in an easyto-understand manner. He is very actively involved in major events and conferences, and is often invited to be a keynote speaker at events by global organizations such as Microsoft. Possessing sound knowledge in the ever-changing technology landscape, Anderson has been featured in various publications and is on the board of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), a global nonprofit organization. Anderson has worked in the computer software industry in the USA, Europe and Asia since the mid-1990s. He is also a former semi-professional basketball player. 1. What brought you to this area? I grew up in Pittsburgh, and after graduation


Motivated by experience, local family searches for cure for Usher syndrome BY KELLEY CARLSON Contributor In 1993, Jill and Evan Stone’s two teenage children were diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a recessive gene causing hearing impairment and progressive vision loss. Motivated by their son’s and daughter’s condition, the couple decided to set their sights on helping discover a cure. The Stones are among the sponsors of the fourth annual San Diego VisionWalk, a 5K walkathon set for Nov. 13 at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park. A fundraising event for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the goal is to raise $75,000 for research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for more than 10 million Americans affected by retinal degenerative conditions, such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and Stargardt disease. Along with the walk, there will be children’s activities, a bounce house, outdoor laser tag, music and refreshments. Dogs and strollers are welcome on the course. The foundation, established in 1971, is the world’s leading nongovernmental source for retinal disease research funding, having raised more than $425 million. It has funded studies at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute; Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute. As national trustees for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Stones raise awareness, fundraise, and seek new sources of revenue for degenerative eye conditions. And the Del Mar residents are very involved locally, where research opportunities abound through biotechs, pharmaceutical companies, The Scripps Research Institute and UCSD’s Shiley Eye Center.

If you go What: San Diego VisionWalk When: Nov. 13; registration begins at 9 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. Where: De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park Information: www.FightBlindness. org/SanDiegoVisionWalk

The Stone family: clockwise from left, Evan, Liz, Adam and Jill The Stones’ involvement with the foundation was inspired by their children, Liz and Adam. While the Usher’s diagnosis didn’t come right away, both kids showed symptoms from birth — they were born profoundly deaf, the most severe form of hearing loss. Everything seemed to be normal at first for Liz; it was when she started missing “milestones” such as holding her head up, crawling and standing — balance issues that are symptomatic of Usher’s — that her parents started to become concerned that something might be amiss. “The knee jerk reaction of the pediatrician was, ‘It’ll be fine,’ ” Evan said. “Well, it wasn’t.” One day, Jill’s great-uncle was whistling and noticed that Liz didn’t turn around in response. “He said, ‘This baby doesn’t hear,’ ” Evan said. A doctor confirmed Jill’s deafness when she was 9 months old. Because the Stones knew what signs to look for, Adam’s deafness was diagnosed much sooner, at 1 month old. The Stone family learned how to deal with the condition over the years. Hearing aids didn’t help that much, Jill

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said. Communication occurred through lip reading; American Sign Language was introduced later on. Jill also spent a lot of time with the kids, and took them to occupational therapy, speech and hearing sessions. At age 4-and-a-half, Adam stopped making sounds. Growing increasingly worried, Jill and Evan turned to the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, which immerses children in the oral method. “It was incredibly difficult (for us to send him there, miles from home),” Evan said. “We went back to visit as often as we could. But we couldn’t communicate on the phone, and (Adam) couldn’t read well at age 4-and-a-half.” Adam made great progress at the school and was speaking full sentences within a few months, and reading shortly after that. Six months later, Liz, who had been in a program for deaf children in the Carlsbad Unified School District, started falling behind her hearing peers. The Stones made the difficult choice of also sending her to St. Louis. Liz attended the


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November 3, 2011

New classic diner only one of its kind in Del Mar BY CLAIRE HARLIN There’s a major element of communities on the East Coast that hardly exists on the West Coast — classic neighborhood diners. That’s something Unal Samanci noticed when he moved to San Diego from Boston two years ago, and being a restaurateur himself, he decided to change all that. The 34-year-old recently opened Del Mar Diner, the city’s only classic ‘50s-style diner, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mimicking the retro red barstools and chairs you’d see in a midcentury movie and serving up a traditional menu, Samanci isn’t trying to offer something you’ve never had before. “It’s what you would expect from a classic northeast diner,” said Samanci. “Our specialties are hamburgers and sandwiches. The corned beef sandwich

is really good.” While you may know what to expect from a neighborhood diner that serves breakfast all day, there is something Samanci said sets his restaurant apart from many others — everything is homemade and he orders ingredients fresh daily. “In my 10 years in the restaurant business, I haven’t seen a place that orders daily,” he said. “We even make our own bread.” Samanci started working as a dishwasher in a café when he moved to Boston from Kurdistan about a decade ago, and within only 18 months he assumed a managerial position and bought the restaurant, which he owned for eight years. He sold the restaurant to relocate with his family, but having worked for eight years without much travel, he wasn’t sure exactly where he wanted to land.

“We drove south to Florida and we decided we would stay a little bit in each state and see which one we liked, but we didn’t see anything we liked,” he said. “My wife said California was nice, so I went to L.A. and didn’t like it. Then I went to La Jolla and the ocean and mountains were so beautiful. I knew that was where we were going to be.” In Kurdistan, Samanci earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and worked as a history teacher. Now that his business is up and running in Del Mar, he hopes to go back to school and

Unal Samanci is the owner of Del Mar Diner, located at 2638 Del Mar Heights Road. PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN

earn a Ph.D. His interest in politics and history stems from the political climate in his home country — Kurdistan was split between Syria,

Iran, Iraq and Turkey after World War I and there is a political movement that supports a sovereign nation for the Kurdish people. “As a person we are part of everything in the world and I want to understand the world around me,” he said. In the meantime, Samanci is putting all his effort

into Del Mar Diner, located at 2638 Del Mar Heights Road, and if things go well he may consider making it even more like diners in the northeast — by staying open late at night or even 24 hours. “We’ll see how things go,” he said. “If that’s what the community wants, we may do that.”

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November 3, 2011


Canyon Crest Academy drummer booked to play ‘House of Blues’

La Jolla Cultural Partners

Brandon Browning, 16, a Canyon Crest Academy sophomore and Music Conservatory student, has been booked to play at the House of Blues San Diego Saturday night, Nov. 12. He and fellow bandmates Max Varley and Jacob Banks, also of North County, formed their band, STRAY CHILDREN over five years ago. Already a big hit with locals, the up and coming STRAY CHILDREN have also been previously booked at the Epicentre in Mira Mesa, Electric Ladyland in Ocean Beach and Chain Reaction in Anaheim, in addition to many other local clubs. These clubs usually cater to the teen/under 21 age group, while the House of Blues is part of an internationally-recognized chain of music venues appealing to an older crowd, as well. The booking of this younger band at this venue says a lot about their talent and following. When asked who has influenced their sound the most, Brandon Browning stated, “The classic vintage punk bands, Rancid and old Green Day.� The band had an encouraging visit with the legendary Tim Armstrong, lead for Rancid at a recent concert. “He asked for our demos and we also talked with Branden, the drummer for Rancid.� said Browning. Browning is a serious musician and made a trip to New York to see the opening of the new rock opera, “American Idiot,� composed by Green Day. Green Day lead Billie Joe Armstrong (cousin of Tim Armstrong) happened to play the starring role in

that performance. The Canyon Crest Academy ENVISION Conservatory program offers advanced training to students who must audition to be accepted. Browning recently performed at an outdoor concert venue collaboration between the Music Conservatory and the Theater Tech Conservatory students. Held at the Amphitheater on campus, the combination of music, vocals, drumming and theatrical lighting created a unique performance. Browning has been studying drums for six years and in addition to the CCA Music Conservatory Program, he has studied under Damon De LaPaz, part-time drummer for BLINK 182, an internationally-known band. In addition to drums, Browning plays the guitar for his own enjoyment and is an accomplished painter. The House of Blues show is being presented by BreakThru Entertainment and will also include bands The Warned, The Cricks, The Voice Within and Curt Owen. Tickets for the Saturday night show on Nov. 12 are $10 and can be purchased directly from Brandon Browning by calling (760) 4730592 or email or For a limited time, those that purchase tickets directly from Browning for the House of Blues show will also receive a free ticket to another show featuring STRAY CHILDREN to be held the following weekend at Electric Ladyland.

STRAY CHILDREN live in concert; Left to right: Brandon Browning, Tim Armstrong, Jacob Banks and Max Varley

CCA’s Envision Theater to present ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ The award-winning Canyon Crest Academy Theater Program will perform Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,� a comedic adventure of a young woman who answers the phone of a man who died at the coffee shop table next to her and becomes entwined in the lives of his survivor. It explores how technology affects our connections with others. “Dead Man’s Cell Phone� will run Nov. 10-18 at the Black Box Theater at Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130, and is for mature audiences only. Tickets run from $8-15 and can be purchased at www. Dead Man’s Cell Phone is an unusual choice for a high school. “We try to run our theater program like a regional theater, not a high school,� says Envision Theater Conservatory Director Michael Schwartz. “I’m always looking at what is new and what is being done around the country instead of the traditional, done to death shows. Sarah Ruhl, a Pulitzer finalist last year, is an important voice in American theater today. This play is definitely provocative and definitely forces the actors and audience to think about what we value and why we love.�

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Jesus Christ Superstar November 18 - December 31, 2011 Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Directed by Des McAnuff

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Lincoln Trio Monday, November 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Praised for their "joy of sheer technical ability, unanimity of phrasing and beautiful blended tone", the Lincoln Trio has become Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most celebrated chamber ensemble. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037


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Ocean Author Presentation

THE WAVE with Susan Casey Nov. 17: 6:30-8 p.m. For legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, hundred foot waves represent the ultimate challenge. Author Susan Casey witnessed this first-hand when she traveled the globe with Hamilton and his crew, hunting these monsters of the sea. In THE WAVE: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, Casey also explores the science behind the waves, which represent something truly scary brewing in the planet's waters.

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Café Sevilla

■ 353 Fifth Ave., San Diego ■ (619) 233-5979 ■ www.Café ■ The Vibe: Lively, casual

■ Patio Seating: No

■ Signature Dishes: Wild Mushroom ■ Take Out: No Empanada, Brocheta Mar y Tierra, ■ Happy Hour: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday Tortilla Espanola, Warm Aged Goat 4-7 p.m. & 11 p.m. to close Monday-Saturday Cheese, Sautéed Mushrooms al Ajillo ■ Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday ■ Open Since: 1987 4-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday ■ Reservations: Recommended

Tuna Tartare Tower consists of sushi grade ahi; fresh apple; mango; and homemade lemon, garlic and soy dressing.

The atmosphere is lively on the main level of Café Sevilla.

Andalusian Apple Tart

Music, dancing and Spanish dishes make Café Sevilla a choice delicioso BY KELLEY CARLSON afé Sevilla is a dining and entertainment venue seemingly straight out of Spain in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District. The tri-level establishment showcases architecture with a Moorish influence, with arches and texture variations ranging from stone to wood to marble. On the dimly lit main level that is bathed in a red glow, guests casually socialize around tables while being scrutinized by the statue of a bull standing guard over the bar. Dangling from the immense ceiling is possibly the largest chandelier in Southern California, according to Michael Miller, restaurant manager. Meanwhile, the sounds of live music enhance the vibrant atmosphere — gypsy fusion, traditional flamenco and Latin pop — can be heard nightly, starting at 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 p.m. weekends. Patrons can watch the action below from the mezzanine, where chairs and tables line the edge. Tables draped in white linen are set slightly farther back, providing a more traditional restaurant setting. Sculptures of flamenco

C Imported Cheese Platter with Manchego; Mahon; Valdeon, a bleu cheese; and Crottin, an aged goat cheese

Café Sevilla bustles with activity from its combination as both a restaurant and nightclub. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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■ This week: Café Sevilla’s Brunch Paella dancers and ships encased in glass accent the room, and a large wine rack decorates the back wall. Below the main floor, in Sevilla Nightclub, the focus is on dancing. Café Sevilla’s flamenco dinner shows are strong and rhythmic, powerful yet graceful. Friday nights feature gypsy fusion, while Saturdays are more traditional flamenco. The area is dramatically lit in colors like red, green and blue, while a mirror ball in the center adds a playful touch. Guests enjoy a prix-fixe menu, including the famous Spanish dish of Paella Valenciana, with mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops, chicken and grilled Spanish sausages in saffron bomba rice. “An extravagant menu” with

“flavors that are explosive” is served all evening long at Café Sevilla, according to Miller. The signature tapas bar includes items such as Tortilla Espanola, with roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic and goat cheese; Warm Aged Goat Cheese with grilled bread; and Grilled Chicken Skewer. There are about a half-dozen choices of empanadas, including Cheese & Chorizo, Beef and Wild Mushroom. Among the entrees are Black Paella Tapa, with black bomba rice and seafood; Filet Mignon Chilindron, with mustard paprika sauce and mushrooms; and Lobster & Seafood Bisque. Children’s menus are not offered at Café Sevilla, but kids are accommodated, Miller noted. Brunch is available on Sundays, with an array of

items from fresh waffles to Seared Ahi Tuna Bites to Herb Marinated Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce, along with salads, tapas and a chocolate fountain. Perhaps the most popular item at Café Sevilla is a pitcher of sangria. Miller said that during the restaurant’s recent closure (as it was preparing for a move from Fourth to Fifth Avenue) most of the venue’s Facebook posts asked, “When will you open so I can have some sangria?” For a fun night on the town, Miller recommends coming late, enjoying dinner and listening to three hours of “amazing artists,” or perhaps taking a salsa lesson at the downstairs nightclub, where patrons “dress to impress.” For a more intimate experience, he suggests making reservations in the mezzanine. Out-of-town visitors may appreciate the flamenco dinner show. “Most diners are going out to have dinner,” Miller said. “We provide so many other options.” While Café Sevilla tends to be consistently busy, he said early dining is more relaxed. But by 9 p.m., “it’s an amazing, lively atmosphere,” Miller said. “At times, it rivals the club.”


November 3, 2011


‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to have the Des McAnuff ‘touch’ BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor Former La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Des McAnuff is at the helm of the “Jesus Christ Superstar” production coming to La Jolla Playhouse Nov. 18-Dec 31. The legendary rock opera, created by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, first appeared on Broadway in 1971. The show replaces the scheduled premiere of the musical “Finding Neverland,” which was dropped from the season lineup this summer when one of the producing partners, Weinstein Live Entertainment, elected not to go forward with the production at the Playhouse. “Superstar” is loosely based on the last week of Jesus’ life and is newly interpreted under McAnuff’s direction. The show has played at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s for the past eight months, which is McAnuff’s new “home,” and to say, “tickets are going fast,” is no cliché. Chilina Kennedy (Mary Magdalene) has a lead role. “The reason this particular production is getting rave reviews is because of Des’ vision of bringing it into today’s sensibility with modern choreography and modern dress,” she said. “That’s really helped the

If you go What: “Jesus Christ Superstar” When: Matinees and evenings, Nov. 18–Dec. 31 Where: La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD campus Tickets: From $58 Box Office: (858) 5501010 show connect to a younger generation. I think they will really like the focus on the love triangle between Jesus, Mary and Judas. I don’t think any other production has taken it to the lengths that Des has. For me, that really stands out.” Kennedy grew up in a military family and said she knew at a young age she wanted to be a performer. She’s appeared in Stratford’s “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Evita,” “West Side Story,” “Forum,” as well as, “Summer and Smoke,” “Wonderful Town” “Anne of Green Gables,” and others. “But this role is great, and it’s about who I would have a chance to work with — like Des, Rick Fox again (Music Director), Josh Young (Judas Iscariot), Paul Nolan (Jesus) and Brent Carver (Pontius Pilate). How could

you say no to that? “I was raised in a household with a strong feminist mother who had a lot of opinions on Mary Magdalene and her role in Jesus’ life, so it was interesting for me to explore that character.” The cast is enormous and principals include Bruce Dow as King Herod, and Mike Nadajewski as Peter. Most of the actors are from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production, with some new members as well. The iconic songs will still enthrall the audience, but from the actor’s view, how does a performer make them fresh every night? “That is a challenge,” Kennedy said. “I did ‘Mamma Mia’ on the road for two-and-a-half years. Even in a show like this, that has been running for eight months, you have to develop techniques to keep things alive. One technique I use is point of focus. An actor can change a point of focus from show to show and it keeps things alive on the inside. The audience probably won’t notice this, but as an actor you certainly do.” Watch Des McAnuff and Antoni Cimolino discuss the show on Stratford Festival TV at http://www. gHd2Uao&feature=player_ embedded


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San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) upper and lower school students assembled on campus on Oct. 18 to celebrate the recent release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, who was captured on June 25, 2006 by Hamas and held captive in the Gaza Strip for over five years. The only contact between Shalit and the outside world after his capture over five years ago were three letters, an audio tape and a DVD that Israel received in return for releasing 20 female Palestinian prisoners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The brief ceremony at SDJA, led by some of our fifth grade students, commemorated Shalitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reunion with his family after 1,941 days in captivity,â&#x20AC;? said Shani Abed, SDJAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower school Judaic director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His long-awaited homecoming is testament to the value that we as Jewish people place on the sanctity of life and to Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staunch dedication to its citizens.â&#x20AC;? Shalitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release was commemorated at SDJA by a large assembly where the students read information about Shalitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release, sang peace songs and prayed for peace in Israel and around the world. Shalit received his freedom after more than five years in isolation and captivity in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian

Students released doves during the ceremony at SDJA to commemorate the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after five years in captivity. convicted prisoners serving sentences in Israel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recognize the pain that this prisoner exchange is causing many people,â&#x20AC;? stated Abed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These people were also in the thoughts and prayers of our students when we released one dove symbolizing Shalitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freedom and safe journey home and a group of doves to represent the people of Israel and our universal hope for peace.â&#x20AC;? For more information about San Diego Jewish Academy, visit

Create personalized holiday centerpieces at SB gallery Re-Gallery in Solana Beach will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Thankful forâ&#x20AC;Ś,â&#x20AC;? an art class where students create personalized holiday centerpieces from recycled materials. Re-gallery supplies students with a foam base, and decorative art supplies; and students bring old photos, mementos and trinkets of Thanksgivings or life events past to memorialize them into beautiful, meaningful table centerpieces. Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; creations are limited only by their imaginations as they illustrate what they are thankful for by re-purposing

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Dozens of talented young musicians and dancers from around the county will perform Nov. 12, from 7-9 p.m., in Solana Beach to improve the lives of children who have complex congenital heart disease. Money raised at the second annual Heart Of A Child concert will benefit the Ariana Ariana Miller Fund, a nonprofit organization formed in 2008 in memory of Ariana Miller, a 13-year-old Encinitas girl who died from the disease that year while waiting for a heart transplant. In its young history, the Ariana Fund has awarded about $25,000 in grants, including $5,000 recently to Resounding Joy to expand its Healing Notes music therapy program at Rady Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital for children with congenital heart disease, and $5,000 to Camp del Corazon, a summer camp for children with heart disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are children with a limited quality and potentially length of life because their heart disease cannot be corrected or cured,â&#x20AC;? said Arianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Dr. Jeffrey S. Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They suffer other complications that can affect almost every organ system.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;They undergo multiple surgeries and invasive procedures. Many of them will ultimately require a heart transplant to survive, and that may only be a temporary solution.â&#x20AC;? More than 300 people attended last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert, which raised over $14,000. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fund-raiser will again feature a guest performance by Eve Selis, a local and internationally known singer and songwriter who has put out many CDs and was named Best Americana Artist at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards. The lineup includes young performers with a variety of talents:

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Jewish Book Fair packed with special events BY SUSAN DEMAGGIO Staff Writer It’s 11 days of hard-hitting topics and lighthearted musings presented by folks so stoked about them that they’ve written books on the subjects and are arriving by the planeful to share their thoughts and observations. The authors are coming! The authors are coming! And they will be here as guests of the 17th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair comprised of Morning Coffee Conversations, Talks Over Lunch, and Evening Lectures, Nov. 3-13, mainly at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. The authors are prime ministers’ sons, historians, novelists, baseball players, psychiatrists, journalists, broadcasters, musicians, chefs, rabbis, comedians and ADHD survivors. Their topics run the gamut from The Rise of the Israel-Islamic Conflict to How We Age to The Secret Lives of Wives. Real page-turners. The JCC’s Marcia Wollner, Director of Literary Arts and Educational Resources, described the book fair this way: “We believe that it is our mission to expose the community at large to new ideas, great thinkers … and that literature nourishes one’s soul and mind. We believe that this program provides something for everyone — including families, children, teens, educators and adults. “To this end, we’ve added Yon Limmud: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning, as the culmination to the fair. This new program will enable the community to come together in one venue at one time to experience many concurrent programs. With the addition of Yom Limmud, we will be providing the community with more speakers than in the past over this amount of time.” The book fair opens with Ariel Sharon’s son Gilad discussing his father’s legacy as presented in the biography “Sharon: The Life of A Leader,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. It closes with NBC correspondent Martin Fletcher reading from his semi-autobiographical novel, “The List,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. In between are book


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If you go What: The San Diego Jewish Book Fair When: Nov. 3-13 Bookstore hours: 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 3; 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 5; 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 6-10; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 Where: Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive Event Tickets: $5-$16 Contact: (858) 3621348, Schedule: www.sdjbf. org Family Day: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6 signings, performances, receptions, a Mom’s Night Out, Yom Limmud (Day of Learning), and of course, a book sale with thousands of titles. The book fair also features two theatrical works. There will be a performance at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 of “life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project,” which tells the story of Warsaw ghetto families who placed their Jewish children in Polish fami-

lies, convents and orphanages to escape the death camps, and the non-Jewish social worker who made lists of the children’s real names, put the lists into jars and buried them, so someday she could dig up the jars and tell the children their real names. And at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 there will be a staged reading of “General Orders No. 11,” and a discussion with historian Joellyn Zollman, Ph.D., on the banishment of Jews by General Ulysses S. Grant from his military district on 24-hours notice, which forced 30 families from Kentucky to flee upriver to Cincinnati, not knowing if they’d ever see their home again. Among the authors to appear are Adam Mansbach with his children’s book for adults, “Go the F*** to Sleep”; journalist Thanassis Cambanis, with “A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel”; Rabbi Mark Glickman, with “Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah”; absurdist and musician Adam Chester


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TPHS Teacher Mini Grant Night Torrey Pines High School’s Teacher Mini Grant Night was held Oct. 18. The fundraising event offered parents “a chance to help out the teachers with their wish lists” while socializing with fellow TPHS parents. The fundraising goal of $20,000 is 87 percent of the way there, according to the school. Event sponsors included Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Claire’s on Cedros, Nothing Bundt Cakes (Del Mar) and the Village Mill Bread Company.

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Spirit Week and Red Ribbon Week at Earl Warren Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach successfully celebrated both Spirit Week and National Red Ribbon Week. Activities for the school community included a field day, wacky dress up days and a pledge to live a healthy drug-free lifestyle.

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Exhibit has art you can touch FROM UCSD REPORTS In addition to offering classes and workshops, the Crafts Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grove Gallery on UCSD campus features exhibits in contemporary crafts and ethnic art. Now through Nov. 18, the Crafts Center presents, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art U Can Touch,â&#x20AC;? an exhibit intended to help people with visual-impairments overcome the barrier they experience at most museums by allowing everyone to experience the art by touching it. Sighted people will also learn to experience the art without their eyesight. The idea for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art U Can Touchâ&#x20AC;? exhibit was spurred by an encounter between two students, Helen Kagan and Ahmet Ustunel, who met in a ceramics class at the Crafts Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We noticed that blind people are usually not allowed to touch art in museums, so they are prevented from learning about the great masterpieces of every culture,â&#x20AC;? Kagan said. Ustunel is visually-impaired and an artist. He first started making sculptures when he was a child and has been taking classes in pottery-making at the Crafts Center for about two years.


If you go What: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Art U Can Touchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exhibit When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Nov. 18 Where: Grove Gallery, UCSD Crafts Center Directions: http:// Admission: Free Contact: (858) 5342021 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since art is generally regarded as a visual aesthetic, many artists and museum visitors consider the sense of touch to be secondary,â&#x20AC;? Ustunel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to emphasize a different aspect of art: tactile beauty.â&#x20AC;?

The exhibit will feature works from local artists including members of the Crafts Center Faculty, the San Diego Potters Guild, Sculpture Guild and Allied Craftsmen. In addition, works from visually-impaired artists will be on display. The exhibit will feature a variety of media including sculptures, ceramics, fiber arts, glass, metalworks and jewelry. The art will showcase interesting textures and shapes and none of the pieces will be easily broken or dangerous to touch. The UCSD Crafts Center provides personal enrichment and creative educational opportunities to students interested in making art that includes jewelry-making, drawing, lampworking, glassblowing, weaving and other crafts. Upcoming events at the Crafts Center include the winter sale from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 where shoppers can buy unique jewelry, ceramics, glasswork and more, all made by faculty and students. Fall registration for Crafts Center classes will continue to Dec. 3. For more information, visit



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Vodka ‘n’ views only part of Pacifica’s success story

Above: Pacifica Del Mar recently revamped its bar area, now called the Ocean Bar. Right: Kipp Downing, owner of Pacifica Del Mar. COURTESY PHOTOS BY CLAIRE HARLIN Sometimes, if it’s not broken, you still fix it. Or at least, that’s part of what’s kept Pacifica Del Mar at the top — literally — of its game for more than 20 years. Sitting higher in elevation than most other Del Mar restaurants and offering ocean views from almost every seat in the house, the restaurant recently underwent a massive renovation and rebranding in its bar area, which has consistently been the busiest part of the establishment since its beginnings as a 10seat bar. It has now grown to 30 seats, in addition to table seating, and the project cost totals about $700,000.

“In our 20 years, we’ve undergone at least five major remodels,” said owner Kipp Downing, who has been a local restaurateur since 1980. “Some places in Del Mar haven’t changed one thing in 22 years … We’re trying to keep it cutting edge because we’re competing with new restaurants, especially in Del Mar Highlands. Five or six new restaurants have opened there since August.” Pacifica offers a fine seafood restaurant, as well as the Breeze Cafe brunch joint, but the focus of the recent remodel was the bar, which Downing has reinvented and named the “Ocean Bar.” About 20 years ago the bar

was informally known as the “Mustard Bar,” a name that was derived from the bar’s mustard-colored finish, but for the most part it has gone nameless for the past two decades. In addition to the name, Downing has added something you don’t see every day — a vodka bar containing more than 150 types of vodka from all over the world. Downing said the bartenders educate guests about all the vodka flavors and variations, and that he likes seeing those who are attached to a certain brand try some-

thing new. “If you don’t like it, we can pour something different,” he said. “But nine times out of 10 people are glad to have something they’ve never had before.” Unlike tequilas, vodkas come from all over the world, which adds to the variety and appeal. “If you had 100 different types of gin I don’t think anyone would care,” said Downing. “But vodka is different. There are so many ways you can drink vodka.” Walking into the Ocean Bar, guests may also notice that it’s quite a bit bigger. Downing acquired space from what used to be a neighboring jewelry store and made it part of Pacifica, which involved knocking out the wall in between. “It wasn’t as easy as it looks because that wall was actually holding up two buildings,” Downing said. He ended up having to engineer and construct a weight-bearing “moment frame” — a project that, in itself, cost about $20,000. The entire renovation will be complete in January with the addition of more bath-

room space, which Downing is waiting to complete after the busiest season (as to not inconvenience guests). There’s no question that renovating is expensive, Downing said. But in the end, it pays for itself. “One of the problems with Del Mar is that it’s been static in many ways,” he said, but places that have renovated — such as Poseidon and the Wells Fargo on Camino del Mar that became a mixed-use office complex — have been success stories. Through good times and bad, many of the restaurants in Del Mar have stayed the course, but Downing said he’d like to see more independent retail come to Del

Mar to offer more of an experience. If people come to shop, he said, it’s a given that they will eat too. He also said it’s harder to find new guests than to keep guests coming back time and again, so he caters to the locals and focuses on “taking good care of North County.” Another element of Pacifica’s success is right in line with the saying: “location, location, location.” “Before I opened Pacifica, I always thought if you have a restaurant with an ocean view and you don’t screw it up then you’ll be in business for a long time,” he said. “That’s been true.”


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See a special show Nov. 4 Question: What musical group won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1973 and had super hits with songs like “Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Sister Golden Hair,” and “Daisy Jane”? Answer: The rock band, AMERICA, coming to La Jolla to perform a special show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art‘s Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. “An Evening with America,” is part of the Getty-initiated exhibition “Pacific Standard Time: Art In L.A. 1945-1980,” and will benefit participating museums. After an interview moderated by Grammy Museum director Bob Santelli, America will take audience questions and perform an acoustic set. AMERICA will also perform at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum on Feb. 7 in connection with Grammy Week, which leads up to the annual Grammy Awards ceremony. In 2012, the group, founded by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, will re-

Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley are the sons of U.S. Air Force fathers who met in England when they were students at London Central High School. Joined by third band member, Dan Peek (he left the group in 1977) they became America and their debut album, released in 1971, quickly went Platinum. Five subsequent releases went either Gold or Platinum.

If you go What: An Evening with AMERICA When: 7 p.m. Where: Sherwood Auditorium, MCASD, 700 Prospect St. Tickets: $20, museum members $15 Purchase: At MCASD, Grammy Museum Box Office (213) 765-6803 or online at ceive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. AMERICA celebrated its 40th anniversary with the July 2011 release of its latest album, “Back Pages,” a collection of interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, The Buffalo Springfield, Simon &

Garfunkel, the Beach Boys, Jimmy Webb, Mark Knopfler, Fountains of Wayne, New Radicals and Gin Blossoms, among others. AMERICA seems to tour nonstop; performing more than 100 shows a year every year since 1970.

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November 3, 2011

Canines, costumes

and calendars

The Del Mar Foundation debuted its Dogs of Del Mar Calendar on Oct. 30 at Powerhouse Park in conjunction with its Halloween Pet Parade. Dozens of dogs and dog owners showed off their costumes and competed in a costume contest. Winners included Tina Dennis, who dressed as a witch with her golden retriever, Shadow, and Lucy Taylor, who dressed as a banana with her dog, Zenzi. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN

Back row: Harold Feder, Sally Middleton, Bill Michalsky, Tim Hauiland. Front row: Joan Jacobs, Lynn Gaylord, Susan Schelling, Nancy Tendal, Sharon Scheele, Robin Crabtree

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Above: Susan Schelling, Dogs of Del Mar calendar photographer. Below: Marion Novak with Hana and Rocco Kaz Murphy and Jacqueline Grad with Angelo

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November 3, 2011


SeaWorld comes to Solana Vista


eaWorld San Diego animal experts and some amazing animals recently visited Solana Vista Elementary School students as part of the park’s commitment to education and wildlife conservation. A SeaWorld educator discussed misconceptions about sharks, compared different shark jaws and introduced the children to Mr. Potato Shark, while illustrating different shark adaptations. And SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassador Team gave a live animal presentation, while dispelling myths about some creepy and not-so-creepy creatures, including a porcupine, 5-foot water monitor, vulture and more.

The Animal Ambassadors were a hit.

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Holly, Dillan, Lia

Students pose with Dozer and SeaWorld’s Gary Faucher.

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San Diego Beer Week festivities coming to Carmel Valley Nov. 11 BY KAREN BILLING BeerNerdz is bringing San Diego Beer Week festivities to Carmel Valley. On Friday, Nov. 11, BeerNerdz and the Pacific Athletic Club will host a craft beer tasting challenge, serving up sips of the best brews San Diego has to offer. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. “I thought it would be a perfect fit, most people live within a few miles of the PAC and this is way to experience San Diego Beer Week without having to travel far,” said BeerNerdz founder Eric Barajas, who has been a trainer at PAC for 10 years. BeerNerdz and SD Beer Week

The beer- tasting challenge is at PAC on Nov. 11. Photo/ Karen Billing

(Nov. 4-13) capitalize on the burgeoning brew business in San Diego — there are currently 37 craft breweries in the county and more keep popping up. “We are definitely are a mecca,” Barajas said. “San Diego is becoming what Napa is to wine.” Its about more than just the quantity of San Diego craft beer brewers, it’s also the high quality. San Diego beers have won more awards than any other region at the Great American Beer Fest, a national competition. This year Pizza Port Ocean Beach and brewer Yiga Miyashiro won the small brewpub and small brewpub brewer of the year, and the awards for large brewpub and brewer of the year went to Pizza Port Carlsbad. The Nov. 11 event will be held in BeerNerdz style—tasters will be given a scorecard with tasting notes, alcohol percentage, brewery and beer names. The goal is to match the beer descriptions such as “Pours an amber color. Big malty aroma with a slight hop smell” with what’s being tasted. Some of the breweries represented will be Ballast Point, The


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Dr. Jonathan Adelman to address community on Nov. 7 at Congregation Beth Am Dr. Jonathan Adelman will address the San Diego Jewish community on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at Congregation Beth Am. Adelman is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy and a full professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Adelman will be speaking on the “Rise of Israel: Dangers, Obstacles, and the Role of the Diaspora.” The lecture is part of Beth Am’s Sabra program, which engages over 80 students in San Diego’s Carmel Valley to learn and grow Jewishly, through a fun, meaningful and dynamic learning atmosphere. Adelman, has written and edited 12 books since receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His most recent book, “The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary State,” has been well received. Having taught at Hebrew University and the University of Haifa, he has been invited in the past for talks at both the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Adelman has extensive experience with the American government. In September of 2008 he briefed the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel on northeast Asia security issues. As Condoleezza Rice’s doctoral dissertation adviser, he occasionally briefed the Secretary of State on international issues. Since 1988, the State Department sent Professor Adelman on 15 international speaking tours to countries ranging from Japan, China, and India to Russia, Germany and Spain. Congregation Beth Am is located at 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130.


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Teen Volunteers in Action, a leadership development and charitable community service organization for young men in grades 7-12, offers a busy schedule for volunteer activities in November. Nov. 5, for grades 7-12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Teens will serve lunch to 100 seniors and organize Bingo and other activities at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. Nov. 5, for grades 10-12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chef Matthew Purnell will offer a cooking seminar, beginning with a lesson at Sprouts in Solana Beach on how to shop for healthy foods. Nov. 13, for grades 9-12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TVIA teens will provide companionship and will help children at the Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children make fall/Thanksgiving decorations. Nov. 13, for grades 9-12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; At an event sponsored by Interfaith Community Services, TVIA teens will serve dinner to veterans living in transitional housing. Nov. 19, for grade 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TVIA boys will serve as scorekeepers, timers, team aides and referees for the Floor Hockey Tournament to support Sports for Exceptional Athletes, which serves San Diego athletes with developmental disabilities, from age 5 to adult. The all-day event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Nov. 19, for grades 9-12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TVIA volunteers at the San Elijo Lagoon work party will help maintain the ecological reserve with trail maintenance, trash clean-up, habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, and native shrub planting. Nov. 20, for grade 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TVIA boys will help Jewish Family Services Food Pantry at Camp Pendleton to distribute food to approximately 150 military families. The volunteers will unload, sort, and distribute food and entertain children while parents pick up their food items. For more information, visit

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Del Mar doctor to hold webinar on breast cancer prevention BY CATHERINE KOLONKO Contributor A Del Mar doctor who has practiced integrative medicine for decades hopes the internet will help him spread his message on the importance of prevention in fighting breast cancer. Breast cancer prevention is just as important as finding a cure for the disease, said Barnet Meltzer, M.D., who plans to hold a webinar on the subject Nov. 17 via maketimeforwellness. com, an internet site dedicated to his wellness and weight loss clinic. Too often emphasis is placed solely on how to treat the disease when the real solution is to stop it before it starts, he said. Meltzer plans to cover a whole gamut of topics surrounding breast cancer with an emphasis on prevention and integrative medicine that takes into account the whole person, not just the condition. Integrative techniques such as stress management, fitness and meditation complements traditional medicine and gives women better long-term result, said Meltzer. The talk will also provide information about Save the Ta-Tas

foundation, which supports independent research on breast cancer. Meltzer said he wants to promote discussion on breast cancer prevention, which gets the short shrift compared to the millions of dollars raised in recent years for detection and treatment. Part of the problem, as he see is it, is that society does not recognize or properly encourage the value of a healthy lifestyle and how it can help prevent disease. “We need to make wellness a value, “said Meltzer and that’s where integrative medicine can help because it combines traditional western medicine with a medical philosophy of prevention, what Meltzer calls the best of both worlds. “When you’re talking about preventive medicine, you’re really talking about how you empower people to stay well and be well. You kind of get to it before it gets to you. “Don’t leave your health to chance,” adds Meltzer. “It’s too important.” Food choice and physical fitness can go a long way to reduce the risk of cancer and chronic illness. Howev-

Dr. Barnet Meltzer er, many people mistakenly believe that getting breast cancer happens by chance or because of genetics and therefore nothing can be done to prevent it, said Meltzer. Mental and emotional fitness also are important components of prevention because stress is another risk factor that leads to ill health and disease, including breast cancer, according to Meltzer. In today’s world, the average person walks around feeling stressed, tired and “burned out,” yet traditional medicine rarely offers a solution, said Meltzer. Part of his discussion will address how to identify “burn out” and what to do to improve a person’s well being. What we eat and drink

can turn toxic in the body, said Meltzer, who will discuss specific foods to avoid as well as which top three cancer- fighting food groups can decrease the risk for breast cancer. Those who tune into the webinar can also learn how a high acidic diet causes inflammation within the body. Meltzer said his own research, as well as other studies, have shown that cancer grows in a more acidic environment. To explain the reason he said to picture a bicycle left outdoors that eventually starts to rust. An acidic diet is similarly corrosive over time to mechanisms and organs of the body. “Your body gets acidic from three things — environmental, stress factors and nutritional factors,” said Meltzer. Of those three factors, the simplest process to change is making a decision to change how you eat, he said. Meltzer plans to discuss ways to balance the body’s chemistry of acidic and alkaline levels by paying close attention to what you eat. Foods that generate high acidity include those high in unsaturated fats like red

meat, chicken, and, he adds, even fish. The foods that Meltzer recommends to women who want to reduce their breast cancer risk through nutrition are more alkaline-based. They include fresh fruit, vegetables, and plant-based proteins such as nuts, beans and legumes. “I think the most important thing for women to realize is that they play a role in this, that they have a big hand in how things turn out” by deciding whether to choose a high- or low-risk life style, said Meltzer. Meltzer points out that there are not a lot of fit, healthy and well-adjusted people who get breast cancer. That doesn’t mean that someone who looks slim and fit is safe from the disease. Appearances sometime deceive, said Meltzer. While obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer, a slender person with a diagnosis may have other less visible risk factors such as high stress levels or poor nutrition. That’s why prevention is best achieved through all aspects of wellness, from nutritional food to a healthy mind, body and spirit, said Meltzer. Today’s world is full of

emotional, financial and spiritual minefields that can throw our bodies off balance, said Meltzer. Few people can escape these stresses and without proper intervention, they chip away at the body’s immune system, rendering its defense mechanisms too weak to fight off germs, toxins and disease. The breast cancer awareness webinar will last about an hour and include a question and answer period at the end, Meltzer said. It can be accessed via the internet or by phone. This is the first of a series of webinars that Meltzer and his son are planning to promote integrative medicine. Future plans include presentations on preventive health measures for people over 40. “Our main purpose is to get people interested in health and to get them to get their families interested in health and try to get more and more accurate information out there,” said Meltzer. “That’s why we are launching this part of these webinars on breast cancer.” The webinar is free with registration of an email address on Meltzer’s website at www.maketimeforwellness.

Next Bipolar Foundation mental health lecture is Nov. 10 On Nov. 10, the International Bipolar Foundation will present its free mental health lecture series with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Beth Cooper. Rev. Dr. Beth A. Cooper is a United Methodist elder. For more than 20 years she has served local churches and campus ministries. She is a graduate of Duquesne University with a master of Sacred Music and Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She received her doctorate degree in Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. She also received a graduate certificate in Women Studies from San Diego State University. Rev. Dr. Beth A. Cooper is currently the Executive Director at The Wesley Foundation. Dr. Cooper’s presentation is titled “Gaining Ground: Connections Between Spirituality and Mental Health.” This specific lecture will have a primary focus on young adults. The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sanford Children’s Research Center, Building 12, 10905 Road to the Cure, San Diego, CA 92121. Please R.S.V.P. To Event and parking are free. Visit

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Royal Dance Academy expansion open house


armel Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Royal Dance Academy opened its new 5,300-squarefoot dance studio at Piazza Carmel to the public Oct. 20. Demand drove the expansion of Royal Dance Academy, which just completed its 10th successful year in Carmel Valley. RDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four studios include professional sprung floors, wallto-ceiling mirrors on all walls, professional music systems, CCTV cameras to view classes from the lobby area, viewing areas in all studios, and full-time office staff to deal with all the needs of parents and students. Visit PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Hip hop dance session in the parking lot with Mike

Students perform a recent recital piece.

Charlotte, Gabi, Chloe, Sophie, Jenna, Alexandra, Tasia, Julia, Victoria

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SF Christian Schools presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;While the Lights Were Outâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Santa Fe Christian Schools presents an off-thewall murder farce, â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the Lights Were Out,â&#x20AC;? that will keep guests glued to their seats. A Thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! A blonde in a black dress stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger! The detective examines the body and announces, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been strangled.â&#x20AC;? Hold on to your funny bone, as the student actors speak in British, French, Jamaican and Southern dialects, bringing to life the

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‘Old Fashioned Holiday Wonderland Event’ to be held in Del Mar Dec. 4 Del Mar’s Annual “Old Fashioned Holiday Wonderland Event” will be held in downtown Del Mar on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 2- 5 p.m. A tree lighting will be held at 5 p.m. at the L’Auberge amphitheater. The event will feature a snow play area; horse-drawn carriage rides; restaurant tastes; cake walk; choir, band and dance performances; holiday crafts and fun zone for kids; and a special visit from Santa for pictures followed by the annual tree lighting at the L’Auberge Amphitheater. The event will benefit local schools and city revitalization.

Encinitas Fall Festival is Nov. 20 Every November, for over two decades, downtown Encinitas has played host to a premier street fair – The Fall Festival. This festival, previously known as the Poinsettia Festival, is a readymade bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun seekers. This year, on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., fair-goers will enjoy a day where coastal breezes meet people gathering to shop, eat, be entertained and enjoy the community’s Historical district. The festival will feature over 450 vendor booths showcasing various arts, crafts, gifts, food and more. The 200 shops and 40 restaurants and eateries along the Coast Highway from D to J Streets will be open and ready for business. Live music will be playing at two venues; The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, located at The Lumberyard, and the Community Stage, close to F Street. Both stages will feature the best in local entertainment. The Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street starting at 6 a.m., however many parking facilities will be available for the event within a short walking distance; Moonlight Beach Parking Lot; City Hall Parking Lot on Vulcan Ave.; NCTD Coaster Station Lot at D or E Streets and Vulcan Ave. There is also free parking available at Lot B on the corner of E Street and Vulcan Ave.

Geppetto’s to hold ‘Neighborhood Toy Store Day’ Nov. 12 To launch the holiday shopping season with community-minded fun, neighborhood toy retailers nationwide will host special events on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., at their stores. Geppetto’s Toys, San Diego’s local toy authority, is participating at all eight of its locations throughout the county. At this year’s event, local kids will be able to “test drive” four hot toys for holiday season 2011: The ‘Whirl N Wear’ Charm Bracelet Spinner, ‘Spot It!’, a fast-paced card matching game, ‘Trigger’ that tests hand coordination and ‘Fast Track’ where you hurl tiny disks across a room using just a cord. Locally, the events will be held at: •Del Mar - Flower Hill Promenade: 2670 Via de la Valle, 858-755-2100. •Del Mar Highlands/Carmel Valley: 3435 Del Mar Heights, 858-350-9038. To learn more about Geppetto’s Toys, please visit www. or call (858) 551-1070.

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Holistic author to present ‘Five Elements’ at free event Nov. 14 Zen Healing Space of Encinitas will present a free evening on Monday, Nov. 14, from 7-9 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel Del Mar, with practitioner-based holistic insights with Sharon M. Weinstein, RN, MS, CRNI, FACW, FAAN, seventime published author, and adjunct clinical professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Nursing. Weinstein will present the 5,000-year-old ancient Chinese philosophy of the “Five Elements” and the synergy and balance they can represent in both your professional life, personal life and the lives of all those you care for. Registration is required as seating is limited to 50. Please contact Lori Gertz at 760-412-0044; email lori@zenhealingspace. com. The Doubletree Del Mar is located at 11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130.

Guided nature hike is Nov. 20 A guided nature hike will be held Nov. 20, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Ramona Grasslands Preserve, Ramona 92065. Learn about the rare and sensitive plant and animal species found at the Ramona Grasslands Preserve on a guided hike with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Wildlife Research Institute Research Director Jeff Lincer will talk about the area’s significance to resident and migratory raptors. This 4-mile round-trip hike is easy and suitable for all ages. Bring water and be prepared for changing weather. Reservations required. Contact or (858) 674-2275 x12 for directions and to reserve a space. CHAMBER LUNCH — Solana Beach Chamber Power Networking Luncheon will be held on Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Belly Up, 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite T, Solana Beach

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

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USHER continued from page B1 school for grades six and seven, and returned home once she was caught up. At age 10-and-a-half, Adam also came back to Del Mar, so the Stones could spend one year together as a family before Liz graduated from Torrey Pines HIgh School and went off to college. During the summer of 1993, Liz came home on break from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and told her parents that she wanted to have her eyes examined. According to Evan, Liz said that people were starting to think she was snobby, because they would wave to her and she didn’t respond. “She realized she couldn’t see them,” Evan said. The Stones then made an appointment to get Adam’s eyesight checked. “We figured if one had it, the other had it,” Jill said. Sure enough, after visits to ophthalmologists and various other specialists, Jill and Evan’s fears were confirmed — both of their children had type 1C Usher syndrome. Not only were they deaf and had problems with balance, they were progressively losing their vision. They had al-

ready lost various parts of their peripheral view. “Fortunately, in their situation, it’s slow,” Jill said. And neither Liz nor Adam let their disease stop them from being successful. Liz, now 36 years old, received her master’s degree in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C., and works as a project manager and trainer at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, part of Gallaudet University, also in Washington. She got married this past summer, and goes by Liz Nirenberg. Adam, 30, who like Liz graduated from Torrey Pines, went on to earn a master’s degree in deaf education from UCSD, and is a firstgrade teacher at an ASL bilingual elementary school in Manhattan. He also taught school for a year in Sri Lanka and makes an annual trip, even serving as a tour group guide this past summer. Both Jill and Adam are very involved in their communities and are spokespeople for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. “It’s not a hopeless situation,” Jill said. “They do have vision loss, but it doesn’t seem to affect that much of how they live their lives.”

But the Stones have remained hopeful all these years that a cure could be found. “Thinking back in 1993, we thought they would soon have something to stop the vision loss,” Evan said. “Eighteen years later, we’re still waiting.” However, a breakthrough may be on the horizon. Evan noted that researchers funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness recently restored vision in a dog that had a similar retinal disorder to their children through gene therapy. “They didn’t just stop the vision loss; they restored it,” he emphasized. Jill added that efforts have now gone to human trials and have very recently been successful in restoring some sight to 20 children and young adults. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a clinical trial of UshStat, a gene therapy for Usher syndrome type 1B developed by Oxford BioMedica, a “first cousin” of the gene that Liz and Adam carry. The trial will be the first human study of a vision treatment for Usher syndrome, which affects as many as 50,000 people in the United States. It will be conducted at Casey Eye In-

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stitute, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, and as many as 18 patients will be enrolled. “We’re hoping the treatments the foundation is working on will stop the progression or reverse it,” Jill said. “Eventually, they will figure out ways — it’s just a question of timing,” Evan said. The Stones became involved with the foundation in the mid-’90s, a few years after their children were diagnosed with Usher, and have been on the board of trustees since the early 2000s. In 2003, Jill and Evan, along with a committee, launched the San Diego Blind Wine event, which has since morphed into the foundation’s local Dining in the Dark fundraiser. Held in late spring/early summer, guests eat an entree in complete darkness to simulate the experience of the blind, heightening their other senses. The servers are visually impaired, and specially trained to use a system of ropes and stanchions to navigate the dining area. Jill said guests attempt to guess the entree afterward. “It brings a lot of excitement — about

Q&A continued from page B1 followed the sun and opportunity, and that brought me to San Diego. 2. What makes your work special to you? I am really proud of the quality of our work and our long-term relationships. In addition, I enjoy seeing my people learn and grow. 3. What would you still like to achieve professionally or personally? I am looking to create more stability around both my personal and professional life. 4. Who or what inspires you?

what you’re eating, whether you’ll knock over your wine,” she said. Silent and live auctions are also held during the event. Jill and Evan were honorary chairs at San Diego’s first Dining in the Dark in 2008, and have served on the committee since then. The San Diego community has raised more than $1 million for research since 2003. Along with Dining in the Dark, VisionWalk serves as a major fundraiser for the foundation; more than 50 are held around the country each year. The Stones’ extended family — including grandparents and friends — make sure to get involved with the events, and Jill’s brother and cousin have a VisionWalk team in Michigan. Evan and Jill will be among the San Diego VisionWalk participants; their team, Rolling Stones (West), is open to anyone who wants to be a part of the experience. To join as a walker or donate to the team, contact Events Manager Cheyanne Sauter at (310) 450-2910 or CSauter@FightBlindness. org. For more information, go to

I’m inspired by people who always live their values and treat both themselves and others in a very kind manner. 5. If you hosted a dinner party for 8, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Buddha (he always is happy!) David Letterman (always has a good joke) Blake Canedy (my man) Mom (of course) John D. Rockefeller (to get some tips!) Dalai Lama (to get different tips :> ) Megan Fox (my date for the evening) John Belushi (to add character) 6. Tell us about what

you are currently reading. “The Call” by Oz Guinness 7. What are your favorite films? “The Blues Brothers!” Greatest all-time movie EVER! 8. What do you do for fun? Play basketball, travel, hang out with friends. 9. What is your favorite vacation destination? Quiet beach (outside of San Diego!) 10. Please describe your greatest accomplishment. A year ago I finished up a master’s degree in spiritual psychology, which has been life changing (for the good!)

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City of Del Mar Design Review Board Agenda Del Mar Communications Center 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD/STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items) Meeting calendar for 2012. HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR ADMINISTRATIVE DESIGN REVIEW: ITEM 1 ADR-11-19 APN: 300-181-15-02 Location: 154 Little Orphan Alley Applicant/ Owner: Barbara Levin Zone: R2 (High Density Residential) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Russ Hunt, Planning Staff Description: A request for Design Review Permit for installation of an air conditioning condensing unit with a sound blanket to be located to the south of an existing one-story residence. NEW APPLICATION: ITEM 2 DRB-11-18 LC-11-05 CDP-11-08 APN: 299-072-10 Location: 2160 Balboa Avenue Owner: PDMI, LLC Agent: Howard Gad Zone: R1-10 (Low Density Residential) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Land Conservation and Coastal Development Permits to construct a new two-story, single-family residence, detached accessory/guest structure, pool/spa and associated landscape/ hardscape improvements on a vacant lot. ADJOURNMENT, DM566, NOV. 3, 2011

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Fictitious Business Name(s): a. New Homebuyer Refund Program b. New Homebuyer Realty Located at: 14485 Caminito Lazanja, San Diego, CA., 92127, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 10/01/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Shawn Heyl, 14485 Caminito Lazanja, San Diego, CA., 92127. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/20/2011. Shawn Heyl, DM562, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-028425 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. SMRT b. SMRT Accessories Located at: 2020 Christy Lane, Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was 10/1/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: 33rd Parallel Marketing, Corp., 2020 Christy Lane, Del Mar, CA., 92014, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/10/2011. Jim Benedict, DM560, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00098364-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,

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

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CIA serves up a program for recruits The Kitchen Shrink

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‘Wellness, Wine and Mini-Treatment’ Place360 health + spa co-owners Helen McCabe-Young and Tracy Whynot hosted a “Wellness, Wine and MiniTreatment” event on Oct. 27 at their Del Mar location. Friends and neighbors in the community enjoyed complimentary wine, wellness talks and mini treatments. They were able to relax, and learn about homeopathy, acupuncture and skin care, plus guests enjoyed chair massages and other mini-treatments offered throughout the evening. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, between Oct 17 - Oct 31, 10 percent of all iS Clinical skin care product sales were donated to The National Breast Cancer Coalition. Place 360 is located at 1349 Camino Del Mar, Suite F in the village of Del Mar. 858-793-1104.


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CATHARINE KAUFMAN Contributor ’Tis the season for college recruiting, and if you have a culinary passion, then perhaps you should check out the CIA. No, not the “Big Brother is Watching You” peeps, but the Culinary Institute of America, aka The Harvard of Culinary Schools. Its team of regional recruiters and alumni chefs recently presented a pitch session at the UCSD Faculty Club. “Food is life: Create and savor yours,” is the mantra that marinates throughout the trio of CIA campuses. The main hub is in Hyde Park, New York bustling with 2,700 students, while a pair of satellites is on the Greystone campus in St. Helena in Napa Valley, and a fledgling one in San Antonio, Texas. Students can receive an associate’s degree by majoring in either Culinary Arts, or Baking and Pastry Arts. At the end of fresh-

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man year, they complete an externship for 18 weeks at any one of 1,300 approved sites worldwide — including Disneyland, RitzCarlton, Hilton and Four Seasons’ properties, and George’s at the Cove in La Jolla — and then return to campus to finish their degrees. If they continue with more courses, they can receive a bachelor’s. According to Terri Ann Parks, regional recruitment director, “although competition is stiff, 70 percent of applicants are admitted.” The Culinary Arts program serves up such courses as Food Safety, Culinary Math, Nutrition, History and Cuisines of Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean and the Americas, and the business side Restaurant Operations, and Communications and Finance. If your druthers is being elbow deep in dough,

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then the Baking and Pastry Arts program is for you. It offers courses on Chocolates and Confections, Contemporary Cakes and Desserts, Hearth Breads and Rolls, and Café Operations. Students take some of classes in the various campus restaurants where they both cook and serve the food. The Wine Spectator at the Greystone campus is a full-on restaurant with wine pairing. Campus “sports” include Chili and Chowder Cook-Offs, Ice-Carving Competitions, and Baking and Cheese Clubs, with items sold at farmers markets. The CIA has more than 150 master chef instructors, and a Top Chef Series that includes lessons from alumni like Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes,” Cat Cora (Iron Chef America); and Antho-

ny Bourdain of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations.” San Diego alum chef Barry Schneider, class of 1985, said, “CIA opens doors and gives you access to its employment placement service for life.” For Schneider, those doors include 38 years (and going strong) as executive chef for Premier Food Services at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack. He seamlessly runs 11 restaurants each summer and mentors students in and out of his kitchen. “It’s an ever-changing industry that needs talented people,” Schneider said. “If you can read a recipe and learn techniques, you’re on your way.” Send questions to or visit

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Real Living Lifestyles’ Jean Wilson receives ‘Five Star Real Estate Agent Award’ Jean Wilson of Real Living Lifestyles Carmel Valley office has again been chosen by her clients and Real Estate industry professionals as a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent. The FIVE STAR Award is the only one based primarily on independently- Jean Wilson verified customer satisfaction and earned only by the top 7 percent in the area. Wilson said, “Excellent service is so important in Real Estate and now more so than ever. That means listening to what my cli-

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Davidson Communities delivers 44 Torrey Highlands lots to Pulte Homes San Diego homebuilder Davidson Communities has announced that MREC-Davidson Fairbanks LLC has sold 44 lots from its Davidson’s Fairbanks Country Villas Development to Pulte Homes. In January 2011, Davidson Communities acquired the nearly 100-acre Fairbanks Country Villas with the intention to finalize entitlements, do all the land development, complete finished lots and sell the south neighborhood to a well-respected homebuilder. “We look forward to being neighbors with Pulte and together providing distinctive high-end residences with easy access to Route 56, shopping and the high-achieving Westview High School,” said Mike Levesque, chief operating officer of Davidson Communities. Located near Carmel Valley Road and Caminito Vistana, the property has been divided into two neighborhoods. With Pulte building homes on the south parcel, Davidson will offer 41 homes in the Miraval neighborhood on the north parcel. Davidson’s Miraval is a gated community featuring three distinctive, two-story floor plans offering four to six bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 bathrooms. Each floor plan features a two-car garage, a downstairs bedroom with a full bath, and family friendly features like cozy dens, teen lofts and walk-in kitchen pantries. Information on Davidson Communities is available at



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