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Nov. 17, 2011

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Fair board discusses ‘deficiencies’ identified in state report BY JOE TASH A state report released earlier this month identified what it called eight management “deficiencies” in the operation of the San Diego County Fair, including improper payouts to employees for accumulated leave time and failure to adequately document free meals, fair and concert tickets given to fair board members. The report was issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s audit office, regarding the operations of the 22nd District Agriculture Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds. The report looked at fairgrounds operations during 2008 and 2009. “During our analysis of the internal control structures of the 22nd DAA and compliance with state laws and regulations, we identified eight areas with reportable conditions that are considered weaknesses in the Fair’s operations,” said the report. Other areas of deficiency highlighted in the report included a lack of compliance with a furlough program for state employees, a lack of “accountability and transparency” for an employee recognition program and inadequate tracking of hours and days for temporary employees. Fair board members discussed the state report at their Nov. 8 meeting, focusing primarily on the issue of leave buyback for district employees. See REPORT, page 26

Solana Beach superintendent retiring Solana Beach School District Superintendent Leslie Fausset is retiring after nearly 40 years in the education field and six years leading the district. The board has hired Richard Whitmore from WestEd to assist with the transition and conduct a superintendent search. The Solana Beach School District Leslie Fausset includes schools in Rancho Santa Fe (Solana Santa Fe), Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. Fausset said they plan to interview in early December and her departure date is totally dependent on the timing of the new superintendent’s availability. In Fausset’s long career in education, she has done everything from teaching first grade in the Poway Unified School District to serving as the chief deputy superintendent for policy and programs for the California Department of Education. She joined SBSD as a superintendent in 2005. Moving from her superintendent post at San Diego Unified School District, she has said it felt like coming home, as she has been a Solana Beach resident for more than 30 years and her two children went to Solana Beach schools. — Karen Billing


The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority announced recently that it began the next phase of a riparian restoration project in Del Dios Gorge. The work is funded through a $1,049,368 grant from the California Natural Resources Agency’s River Parkways program received in 2010 for enhancements to the River Park’s Coast-to-Crest Trail and habitat restoration along the San Dieguito River in the scenic gorge below the Lake Hodges dam. The project will be carried out in phases between November 2011 and January 2014 and will involve the removal of invasive, non-native species and revegetation with native plants. The current phase will conclude March 15, 2012, to avoid the Spring bird breeding season. Closure of the eastbound lane of Del Dios Highway is anticipated in-

Veterans honored in RSF RSF residents attended a special Nov. 11 event held at the RSF Association patio to honor local veterans. Guest speaker was Anthony Principi, former Secretary of Veteran Affairs and chairman, Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation. The non-partisan, non-political event was sponsored by the RSF Republican Women, Fed. (Above) Principi with local students. (Right) Fran Foley, Principi and RSF veteran Bill Schlosser. See page 18 for more. Photos/Jon Clark

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RSF man places second in Breeders’ Cup betting challenge BY CLAIRE HARLIN When Christian Hellmers grew out of baseball cards in his early teens, he found a new game of passion, one that meant sneaking into the Del Mar horse races in high school to place $2 bets and spending late nights at the track in college studying race playbacks. Since the moment he had money to gamble, he was ready to bet on horses. “My dad took me once or twice when I was 14 and I loved it,” said Hellmers, a

Christian Hellmers stands with his check from the Breeders’ Cup Challenge World Series of Horse Betting in front of the Del Mar racetrack. PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN

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Rancho Santa Fe area resident and Torrey Pines High School alumnus. “When I got a car, I would drive over there and I was underage, so I’d have to pretend people were my parents to get in … I used to take $20. I’ll never forget the first time I won $120 and it seemed like so much.” It would be an understatement to say Hellmers, 34, has increased his wagers — and his winnings —

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Research Report: Wireless demand threatens capacity BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN U.S. wireless use is growing rapidly and if present trends continue, will outstrip capacity, causing congestion. This is the conclusion of a new report from the Global Information Industry Center at UCSD that examined the Lynne projected disconnect between Friedmann U.S. wireless infrastructure capacity and consumer demand. According to the report, “Point of View: Wireless Point of Disconnect,” even with advanced wireless technology, the capacity available to all network users in a given cell can be less than 1/000th the capacity of a wired connection. The report highlights several strategies to address the disconnect between wireless demand and capacity such as increasing and optimizing available spectrum (could take decades to achieve), managing traffic and developing triage and prioritization protocols (price-based mechanisms could come into play), and increasing industry investment in more infrastructure, including cell towers and “backhaul” cables (would require community support). “Point of View: Wireless Point of Disconnect” is available as a PDF download at uJjK22. Nanoparticles seek, destroy Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that often infiltrates surrounding brain tissue, making it extremely difficult to treat surgically or with chemotherapy or radiation. To overcome this hurdle, Sanford-Burnham scientists and their collaborators at the Salk Institute have developed a method to combine a cell-killing peptide and a nanoparticle

that both enhances tumor cell death and allows researchers to image the tumors. The linkage made it possible to specifically target tumors, virtually eliminating the killer peptide’s toxicity to normal tissues. When used to treat mice with glioblastoma, this new nanosystem eradicates most tumors in one model and significantly delays tumor development in another. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. News release at Mysterious, deep-sea life forms A research expedition organized by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD has led to the sighting of gigantic amoebas at one of the deepest locations on Earth. During a July voyage to the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, the deepest region on the planet, Scripps researchers and National Geographic engineers deployed “Dropcams” — versatile, autonomous underwater cameras containing a high-definition camera and lighting inside of a thick-wall glass bubble sphere capable of withstanding more than eight tons per-square-inch pressure at extreme depth. The device documented the deepest known existence of xenophyophores, the largest single-celled animals known to science — often exceeding 10 centimeters (4 inches) in size — at depths up to 10,641 meters (6.6 miles). Well suited to a life of darkness, low temperature, and high pressure in the deep sea, xenophyophores play host to diverse multicellular organisms. Finding these gigantic cells, in one of the deepest marine environments on the planet, opens up a new habitat for the study of biodiversity and extreme-environment adaptation. Visit Lynne Friedmann is a science writer based in Solana Beach.

County Supervisor Pam Slater Price (center, in red) was among the officials who attended the San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project dedication. Photos/Jon Clark

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station co-owners dedicate the San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project On Nov. 7, Southern California Edison, SDG&E, and the City of Riverside’s Public Utilities Department hosted an official dedication ceremony on Via de la Valle in honor of all the hard work and dedication by its partner agencies in completing the San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration Project. The Restoration Project is one of the largest coastal restoration projects on the West Coast and is part of the 55-mile San Dieguito River Park. The estuary will now serve as a fish hatchery and home to migratory waterfowl and endangered species as well as open space, including hiking trails, for the community to enjoy for generations to come. Many San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and San Dieguito River Park supporters and staff have been involved from the very beginning, and support will continue for years to come as part of the ongoing

stewardship of this sensitive lagoon habitat and in continued efforts to extend the San Dieguito Lagoon Trail eastward past I-5. Although many consider the project 14 years in the making (research, permitting and construction), this $90 million project actually began over 20 years ago, and the Conservancy and its members have been actively involved from the beginning. On Nov. 7, about 200 guests were invited to walk around a recreational trail surrounding a portion of the San Dieguito Wetlands featuring educational stations, including a touch tank of sea life pulled out of the lagoon early that morning, a host of animals, including a hawk, kestrel, raven, raccoon, kingbird and hummingbird, bird watching, and local environmentalist giving a historical account of the development. 30 fifth graders were also on hand.




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Board votes to keep elephant rides at San Diego County Fair BY JOE TASH Elephant rides will continue to operate at the San Diego County Fair for at least three more years under a split vote by the fair board at its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in spite of a request by animal rights groups to ban the popular fairgrounds attraction. The board of directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees operations at the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds, listened to more than two hours of testimony by supporters and opponents of the elephant rides before voting 4-3 to reconsider the issue following the 2014 run of the fair. Board members Adam Day, Russ Penniman, Lisa Barkett and Frederick Schenk voted to keep the elephant rides for three more years, while directors Tom Chino, David Watson and David Lizerbram voted against the motion. Director Ruben Barrales was absent. The issue arose in June, when a representative of the group Animal Defenders International addressed the board, asking for the elephant rides to be banned from the fair. The group presented a video, which it said was shot undercover at the Riverside County compound of Have Trunk Will Travel, the company that has run the fair’s elephant rides for 27 years. The group said the video showed trainers at Have Trunk Will Travel abusing elephants by striking them with a training tool called a “bull hook,” and shocking them with an electrical device. “Do we want elephants abused just for a few minutes of entertainment of kids riding on their backs?” asked Matt Rossell, campaign director of Animal Defenders International, during his testimony on Tues-

day. Rossell said such techniques are never used in public, but instead take place in private, beyond the view of fairgoers and inspectors. “They know that it’s wrong to do this, that’s why they do it in secret and that’s why no one has seen it,” Rossell said. Rossell’s group was joined in its request by the groups People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, and the Animal Protection and Rescue League of San Diego. But Kari Johnson, co-owner of Have Trunk Will Travel with her husband, Gary, defended the company’s treatment of its six Asian elephants, and said that banning the rides will hurt the pachyderms because revenue from such activities helps pay for their care. The company also provides elephants for parades, circus acts and movies and television shows, Johnson said. “We do honest, important work to earn the money to take care of our elephants,” Johnson said. She said the company is in full compliance with the guidelines of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and has passed inspections by agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Under questioning by fair board members, Johnson said her company has never been issued a violation for improper treatment of its animals. After listening to dozens of speakers either extol the virtues of Have Trunk Will Travel and its elephant rides, or blast the company for alleged elephant abuse, the fair board debated whether it should continue allowing the attraction or not. According to a report prepared by fair staff, the elephant ride attraction generated a space rental fee of $12,875 for the fair last year.

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Ag. board looking to mitigate effects of longer fair run BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Del Mar city officials are exploring mitigation measures with the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA) board in response to the board’s recent decision to add two more days to the fair run. The Del Mar City Council reported Nov. 14 on a recent meeting with the five newly-appointed DAA board members to discuss ways to mitigate impacts on traffic and businesses. The City of Solana Beach is also involved in the conversation. The council reported that the Ag. board has agreed to push for a shuttle running back and forth between communities and the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Another mitigation measure Del Mar officials said the board agreed to involves improving public transportation routes to and from the fair, as well as promotions to get people to use mass transit rather than driving.

The council pointed out that there is a clear deadline in sight — the next fair season — so the process has already started and is moving quickly. Interim City Manager Mark Ochenduszko has a meeting with the fair officials this week in regard to the shuttle. Deputy Mayor Carl Hilliard said the shuttle idea has been brought up in the past, but did not come to fruition because the City of Solana Beach pulled out of the project after finding another sponsor. “Because of that it came to a stop,” said Hilliard. Mayor Don Mosier said he senses that there is a “willingness to have funding come from the fairgrounds.”

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RSF survivor pushes bill designed to help fight pancreatic cancer BY KAREN BILLING November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is promoting its campaign to “Know it. Fight it. End it.” Some grim facts to know: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in America, but it gets less than 2 percent of the research budget from the National Cancer Institute. It’s the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits— while breast cancer has a five-year survival rate of 91 percent, pancreatic cancer’s is 6 percent. But there can be hope, if people keep fighting. One of the initiatives of the Action Network is to get a bill passed before the next election that calls on the National Cancer Institute to develop a strategic plan and invest more in pancreatic cancer research. Both Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are co-sponsors of the bill, as well as local representatives Congressman Brian Bilbray of the 50th district and Congressman Bob Filner of the 51st district. Helping lead the charge for passage of the bill is Rancho Santa Fe resident Stuart Rickerson, a five-year pancreatic cancer survivor and member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s national board of directors. Survival rates haven’t changed in 40 years, since President Richard Nixon de-


Events Nov. 17: Free educational lecture to learn about new treatment approaches for pancreatic cancer at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, 6-8 p.m. The center is located at 3855 Health Sciences Drive in La Jolla. Nov. 20: Purple Vigil at the County Administration Building, 5:30 p.m. The building is located at 1600 Pacific Highway. For more information, e-mail clared war on cancer in 1971. Rickerson said tremendous strides have been made in a lot of diseases — an archetype is AIDS, where 30 years ago a diagnosis was a death sentence and now, for many people, it’s more a chronic disease. “A lot of families of pancreatic cancer victims would like to see this become a chronic disease and not a death sentence,” said Rickerson. “Forty years of no results is long enough.” Rickerson said there are many factors that contribute to making pancreatic cancer so deadly: Not much is known about what causes pancreatic cancer, the symptoms are indistinct, there’s no genetic predisposition and there’s no diagnostic

“This disease is an equal opportunity destroyer of families because, unlike some other diseases, it affects women and men, older folks and those in the prime of their lives, those who are disadvantaged and those who are fabulously wealthy,” Rickerson said, noting Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who had unlimited resources and could’ve gone to any place in the world for treatments but couldn’t beat it, losing his battle with the disease on Oct. 5 at age 56. “50 percent of us are dead within six months of being diagnosed, another 75 percent within a year. That’s just tragic in the 21st century, in one of the most medically advanced countries in the world. That’s what the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is trying to address,” Rickerson said. There are 62 affiliate Action Networks across the country and San Diego is one of the fastest growing. Mike Gau became the San Diego affiliate coordinator this year, wanting to join the fight against pancreatic cancer as his mother lost a short battle with the disease in 2008. “Watching pancreatic cancer slowly kill my mom, a woman who was as close as it comes to a real-world saint, in front of my eyes, was my main reason for wanting to take action against pancreatic cancer,” Gau said. “On top of that, the more I learned about pancreatic cancer, the more I

Participants in the “Purple Strides” fundraising walk. realized how much of an underdog the disease is compared to other cancers and diseases.” Gau has been amazed at the level of support there has been in San Diego. The Action Networks’ signature fundraising event, the PurpleStride, had about 800 people participate this year, raising $75,000. Participation was up from 250 people and $25,000 in 2010. “There are few pancreatic survivors because of how deadly the disease is and, as such, it’s up to us as volunteers to raise public awareness of the terror of this disease and to raise money to fund much-needed research,” Gau said. Rickerson was one of the lucky ones. He was lucky that he decided to go to a doctor and lucky that his doctor was smart enough to keep asking questions and lucky that his disease was detected early enough to act. It was New Year’s Eve in 2004 and Rickerson, then 55 years old, was feeling some mild indigestion. He decided to go to his doctor, who pre-

scribed an antibiotic and did some blood work. That weekend, Rickerson and his wife noticed that his skin was yellowish (jaundice, one symptom of pancreatic cancer), so he reported back to his doctor to run more tests. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 12, 2005. Rickerson said for many people, by the time they present with symptoms and are diagnosed, they are not candidates for surgery because their tumor is too far advanced. Thankfully, his cancer was caught early enough that he was a candidate for surgery and went in for the intense, seven-hour procedure four days after his diagnosis. He additionally underwent chemotherapy and a course of radiation treatment. “I’m lucky because I’m here, not like so many people whose families can only remember them,” Rickerson said. “I’m thankful for every day I’ve been given” As he could no longer work, Rickerson made it a

priority to try get involved in PCAN, an organization he believes has the most comprehensive and strategic plan to provide hope for patients, generate research and advocate for a cure. He has been involved with PCAN for the last four years on a local and national level and has served on the national board since 2010. He attends scientific symposiums, events and Purple Strides (the organization’s fundraising walk) all over the country. With more than 550 other volunteers and survivors from all over the country, Rickerson lobbied for pancreatic cancer at Congressional Advocacy Day last year. He said it was incredibly moving, as empowered volunteers and survivors who had been through so much visited almost every office on Capitol Hill for their cause. He believes strongly that people can make a difference to change the world, that they can get a bill passed and reach PCAN’s goal of doubling the fiveyear survival rate by the year 2020. “I’m very encouraged that this year will be the year,” Rickerson said. “I hope that next Advocacy Day our job will be to thank senators and congress people for getting something done in this challenging climate for the hundreds of thousands Americans who will be affected by this disease.” For more information, visit

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RSF youth helps save the lives of family pets in San Diego The average 13 year old might be caught spending their free time surfing the web, watching movies with friends, or spending their days in the sun, but Maranda Phillips is not your average 13 year old. Maranda, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, chooses to utilize her spare time to help save local family pets. The results of her efforts are truly inspirational. This is Maranda’s fifth year donating to an animal charity, and her third year supporting the FACE Foundation (face4pets. org). Five years ago she “adopted” a tiger at the San Diego Zoo. The year after that, Maranda made a donation to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She has always had a passion for helping animals in need and was inspired to donate to organizations that did just that. When asked what she loved about animals, Maranda simply stated, “They are just like us, they don’t speak, but they understand you.” Inspired by her 5-year-old Cavalier Spaniel named Missy, Maranda began to design Holiday Bottles to raise money. She adds lights inside each bottle to give them a personal, decorative touch. With the help of a co-op group of women in Armenia who hand-knit the fun bottle toppers, as well as assistance from The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe, which donates the recycled bottles to Maranda, she has been able to make hundreds of bottles over the years. Maranda chose FACE as her organization for the third time in a row this year. The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) saves family pets by providing access to life-saving veterinary care when their owners are unable to cover all or part of their urgent medical care expenses. FACE acknowledges and thanks Maranda for her encouraging and moving acts of kindness and selflessness. Executive Director Stacy Steel, comments, “I have never met a more driven and passionate young individual

Maranda Phillips works to save family pets. with as much charisma and dedication to animal welfare as Maranda.” When asked why she chose FACE, Maranda explained, “I thought about how terrible it would be if Missy got hurt and we couldn’t afford it... she’s like a sister to me...I would be really grateful if someone donated money to save her.” Maranda raised over $1,500 for FACE in 2009 by creating roughly 45 personalized bottles. Last year, Maranda raised a remarkable $3,880 selling around 60 of her homemade decorative bottles and other items to benefit the FACE Foundation. This year, she is holding her 5th Annual Open House on Dec. 4 from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Clothing, candles and jewelry will also be on sale at the event. Maranda’s inspirational project will hopefully inspire others to get involved in a charity they care about. You do not have to be an adult to make a difference in a person’s or an animal’s life. You can be 8 years old (the age Maranda started) with a passion to help others, even total strangers. For more details of the Open House or to purchase a “Holiday in a Bottle,” please email Maranda at

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Village Church Community Theater’s (L-R) Rick Farley as Marley, and Wolfgang Bluhm as Scrooge. Photo/Bill Newell

Village Church Community Theater presents musical adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Village Church Community Theater will present the musical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Village Church Theater, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Based on the traditional story, this production takes place one day in the life of Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas, and follows his transformation by the visit of Christmas Past, Present and Future. A limited number of preferred seats can be reserved for $10 at . All other seats are free, donations gratefully accepted. For more information: (858) 756-2441 ex 128.

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RSF Garden Club to hold a variety of holiday events BY THE RSF GARDEN CLUB As we head into the Holiday Season, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has a host of events on schedule. On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., the Garden Club is hosting the Grand Opening of its newly remodeled Upscale Resale Shoppe (formerly known simply as the “Shoppe.” See article at right). On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, the Garden Club and the Rotary Club are hosting the Sassy Santa Holiday Boutique. This event was such a grand success last year that they decided to expand it to a twoday event. There will be vendors selling all sorts of holiday gift items, including jewelry, home décor, clothing, accessories, children and baby gifts. Friday, Nov. 18, the boutique will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 19, the shopping goes from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. On Nov. 28 (that is the Monday after Thanksgiving), club members are invited to take part in the annual Christmas tree decorating at the clubhouse at 10 a.m. This is a fantastic way to get into the Christmas spirit. So set aside a couple of hours that Monday morning, and make this annual event part of your holiday traditions. Saturday, Dec. 3, is the date for this year’s Garden Club Christmas Dinner Dance. The evening will begin with hors d’ oeuvres at 6 p.m. There will be an elegant buffet dinner and dancing to the Rhythm Express. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Club’s Horticulture Committee will sponsor their annual morning of Holiday Wreath making. As tradition dictates, all participants will gather at the Club at 9:30 a.m. to create Christmas wreaths, one for your own front door and one to be donat-

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ed to the Senior Center. Supplies will be provided. Just bring a pair of clippers for greens, scissors and any special additions for your wreaths. Also gardening gloves to protect hands. Finally, on Friday, Dec. 9, renowned floral designer and author Réne Van Rems is teaching a “not-to-be-missed” workshop on European Christmas Décor. Participants will create their own custom wreath, natural holiday centerpiece and long-lasting, all fresh mantle décor. This is a hands-on workshop so class size is limited and advance registration is required. For reservations and more information regarding all of these events visit the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club website at

Celebrate the Holidays at RSF Library’s Annual Christmas Tea Come celebrate the season with Holiday creations and yummy treats at the RSF Library. The library will hold its 21st Annual Christmas Tea on Friday, Dec. 9, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Each year, community members and businesses dress up beautiful trees and wreaths to donate to the Library Guild to be raffled off at this event. Feeling Festive? Decorate your own table top tree, wreath, or menorah for our raffle. Your creative donations are what make the Christmas Tea a success year after year. Please deliver donated items by Wednesday, Dec. 7, to the library for pre-event viewing in the library. Donating a decorated tree or wreath or buying raffle tickets is a fun and festive way to support the library. This event is free of charge and open to the entire community. (Adults only: 1:30-3 p.m.; All ages: 3-4 p.m., a Raffle and silent auction: 4 p.m.) Contact the RSF Library Guild at (858) 756-2461 with any questions. The Rancho Santa Fe Branch Library is located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067; (858) 756-2512.

(L to r) Maria Murphy, Camille Zeleny, and Liz Roy. The newly remodeled shop.

RSF Garden Club announces Grand Re-Opening of its Upscale Resale Shoppe It’s not often that the Village of Rancho Santa Fe opens a new retail store. But that’s exactly the feeling at the newly remodeled Garden Club’s “Upscale Resale Shoppe.” With its entry at the lower level corner of Avenida Acacias and La Granada, the space has been a re-sale shop for many years. With the help of volunteers, and targeted donations from members, the space has been entirely cleaned up, cleaned out and refreshed. The shop is breathing new life – a much improved shopping experience. “From the moment they walk in, our customers will notice a big difference” reflected Helen DiZio, president of the Garden Club. “It was time to refresh the space and give our shoppers a more current approach”. The newly named “Upscale Resale Shoppe” now has a more open and sophisticated feel, with soft cream walls, fixtures and floor. “The new layout gives us a chance to really showcase the fabulous finds that many of our customers are looking for,” said Camille Zeleny, who, along with Liz Roy and Maria Murphy will replace Paul Gozzo who has retired as the Shoppe’s general manager. Priced right, each decorative household item, each designer piece of clothing or holiday item sells fast. New items come in every day. “Donations are our lifeblood. Our merchandise turnover is high and we take in items each day, so there are lots of reasons to come back often. We have shoppers who come in weekly, and find amazing values and merchandise in great condition. Just the other day a local resident woman brought in 10 perfect condition men’s cashmere sweaters, fresh from the drycleaner. We will sell those for $25 each.” For the holidays there are very gently used Thanksgiving and Christmas decorative items that are priced to move. All residents of the community are encouraged to donate gently used upscale merchandise to the Garden Club. All sale proceeds are used to promote horticultural, social and educational programs within the community. To accomplish the one-month renovation, volunteers spent untold hours tearing out old fixtures and drywall, painting, sorting merchandise, and re-assembling the sales floor. “Our community owes a huge debt of gratitude to the tireless work of Steve DiZio, executive vice president”, said Janet Christ, Garden Club board member. “Steve is unbelievably resourceful and careful to elicit the best results from a project. He has saved countless dollars through his dedication. A big thank you also goes to Helen DiZio, Camille Zeleny, Gene Taylor, Liz Roy, Maria Murphy, Dottie and Bob Mulholland without whose dedication this renovation could not have happened in such a timely

manner.” The renovation was primarily funded by the Jeannette Webb Foundation, with other contributions from Bunnie Smith’s Coffee in the Garden Event and the Pierson Family Trust, as well as anonymous donors. Jeanette and her daughter Victoria felt that a large donation might just inspire others in the community to step up and help continue to beautify our facility. For many years, The Shoppe and its predecessor the Annual Rummage Sale has been a source of significant support of the Garden Club, raising money for the club’s facilities and activities. The very loyal and dedicated group of volunteers was honored last spring at a luncheon at the home of Tony and Carol DeGrazier. “Our volunteers are invaluable to the process. A huge thank you goes to Donna Ferrier and Paul Gozzo, who managed the Shoppe for many years. The club is also indebted to other volunteers: Shirley Arm, Jerry Sawtelle, Nan Werner, Jan Dunford, Liza Hellinger, Caroline Fleischmann, Jane MacKinnon, Cindy Monaghan, Barbara Pearson, Charmaine Semeniuk, Tina Kowalski and Dottie Radcliff. These volunteers are committed to the new approach, and we honor their input and service,” said DiZio. In the future, “merchandise focused” events will be planned for the Upscale Resale Shoppe, such as “girl’s night out” designer purse parties, hand-me down children’s clothing parties, stationery boutique and other inspired events. Members of the community are welcome to consider using the Shoppe for any of their club or organization’s events. Contact the Garden Club for more information. The new Upscale Resale Shoppe officially re-opened its doors on Nov. 1. The Shoppe’s regular hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. These hours may change in the future, so check the website. There will be an open house reception and celebration for members only from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 17. All members of the Garden Club are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club was founded in 1926 to further the advancement of gardening and landscaping in the community of Rancho Santa Fe, California, 30 miles north of San Diego. With over 300 members, the club serves the community through service, social and educational programs. The club’s primary financial support comes from donations and bequeaths, rental of its facilities, sales in its thrift shop, and membership dues. For information please see our website at or call the Upscale Resale Shoppe at 858-756-4104 or the Garden Club at 858-756-1554.

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Visionary engineer runs unique nonprofit school that teaches computer programming to youths BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Former Navy pilot, electrical engineer and computer manufacturer Vic Wintriss has the outrageous idea that children of grade- and middle-school ages can be taught computer programming — and, who knows, might even become the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates — or at least help alleviate a looming national shortage of one million programmers that threatens the current U.S. leadership status in technology. Wintriss is the founder and executive director of the private nonprofit Wintriss Technical Schools, Inc. (WTS). “As far as I know,” he said, “there is no other school in the United States, or the world for that matter, that is teaching kids this young the Java™ computer programming language. Most academics think it’s too hard for them to learn, too complicated, too diffi-

cult” and too costly to hire Java teachers. Java, originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems in 1995, enables programmers to use English-based commands to write computer programs, instead of having to write instructions in numeric codes. Once a program is written in Java, the instructions are translated into numeric codes that computers can understand and execute. The language, first called Oak, after an oak tree that stood outside of Gosling’s office, was later renamed Java in recognition of the great quantities of coffee consumed by the computer language’s creators. WTS offers “afterschool” computer programming classes in Java to boys and girls, from age 10, grade five, up through middle school. “I want to get these kids

Quick Facts Name: Vic Wintriss Distinction: After a career spanning 20 years in the Navy and 30 years in business, Wintriss launched a private nonprofit school that teaches computer programming to grade- and middle- school age children, preparing them to fill the critical shortage of computer programmers anticipated in the next 10 years. Born: Meadville, Pennsylvania; grew up in Summit, N.J. Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Cornell University, 1954; M.S.E.E, San Diego State University, 1972. Military service: Served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and retired as a Commander in 1975. Family: He and his wife, Diane (nee Ritter), have been married for 12 years. He has three grown children from a previous marriage. Interests: Teaching computer programming to young people seven days a week; also teaching Sunday School classes at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. Favorite film: “Forrest Gump,” 1994 comedy/drama starring Tom Hanks Favorite getaway: Santa Barbara Recent reading: “Lost in Transition,” by Christian Smith; and “Jerusalem,” a history, by Simon Sebag Montefiore Physical regimen: Works out twice a week and maintains a healthy diet. Philosophy: “Try to be as honest as you can.”

hooked on computer programming because it just opens up a whole new world for them,” Wintriss said. “Most of our students are from the Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach areas; and we have an outreach program for Hispanic kids.” The motto of the school is: “Changing kids’ lives with Java™.” We interviewed Wintriss in his one-classroom school located in a hacienda-style courtyard office building on High Bluff Drive on the edge of Carmel Valley. The classroom is surprisingly small — 200 square feet — with room just enough to accommodate four state-of-the-art Apple iMac computer stations. Accordingly, class sizes are small, usually two or three students. “So it’s basically individualized instruction from a professional teacher, often assisted by an intern,” Wintriss said. For students’ inspiration, on one wall of the classroom are three large framed blueprints of a Class 1 heavy-cruiser Starship, a ray gun and a hand-held Type II phaser, all out of the science fiction TV series “Star Trek.” Wintriss is a blue-blazer type of guy who first got interested in electronics as a teenager while earning his amateur radio operator’s license back during the days when to qualify you had to learn and be able to communicate in Morse code — a communications code, you may remember, consisting of various sound sequences of dots and dashes or “dits” and “dahs” representing letters of the alphabet and numbers, and used by “ham” radio amateurs, professional radio operators on ships, telegraphers, the military, and spies in Hollywood WWII movies. “I learned by doing when I was a kid,” Wintriss said. “I didn’t know what I was doing, but I was getting it done anyway. This is the way I feel works with the kids. We’re not a college course here. We’re teaching kids to understand the basics and learn enough so they can write their own programs. Some of the details they’ll learn later on in high school or in college.”

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Wintriss was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Summit, New Jersey. His father was a German-born mechanical engineer and inventor who had more than 200 patents to his name on everything from zippers to dolls’ eyes and dolls’ voices. In 1954, Wintriss earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He joined the Navy and served as a pilot of P2 and P3 anti-submarine warfare patrol planes for three years, then went to work for his father at his father’s company in New York City. “Loved the work,” Wintriss recalled. “I was my father’s engineering vice president. That lasted for six months. We got in a big fight…We were both pigheaded. So I went back in the Navy and finished out 20 years.” While in the Navy, from 1962 through 1964, he taught computer programming at the Navy’s first computer programming school in San Diego. Retiring from the Navy in 1975 with the rank of Commander, he went into business and founded three successful electronics manufacturing companies — Electronic Product Associates (EPA), manufacturing industrial and training computers; Computer System Associates (CSA), manufacturing training computers for schools and colleges; and Wintriss Engineering, manufacturer of sports imaging equipment and highway surveil-

lance cameras that read and recorded vehicle license plate numbers. In 2006, he launched Wintriss Technical Schools. “This is our sixth year. The school was totally funded by my wife, Diane, and me. We’re a 501(c) 3 nonprofit institution. Since the first two or three years, we’ve been self-sustaining. The tuitions have covered our expenses. And we’ve had some donations and some grants. “Our aim is to change kids’ lives by getting them hooked on computer science and computer programming,” Wintriss said. “It’s a wonderful, wonderful career. It’s well paying, of course, but more importantly, I tell my kids, money is nice to have, but the most important thing really is to do something you enjoy, that’s satisfying, that you love.” Like the act of writing itself, Wintriss said, “You get the satisfaction of not only having written something, but it works; and it’s on a computer. And that’s a very heady experience.” Since 2006, WTS has taught some 100 students; some are now studying computer science at universities. “All of our teachers are volunteers and we use only Java professional programmers for teachers.” Wintriss personally “reprograms” all his teachers to talk in plain, non-technical English, so students, especially the younger ones, can easily grasp the Java computer language. “We have nine teachers

and right now about 30 students and a waiting list. To reduce the waiting list, we’re looking for more Java professionals to volunteer as teachers or, perhaps more accurately, as mentors.” Class times are flexible. Home school students generally come during the day and regular school students after school; also on weekends. “Our big days are Saturdays and Sundays,” Wintriss says. The tuition is $30 per hour. Tuition assistance can be arranged, as well as transportation assistance, “We recommend a twohour class per week,” Wintriss said. “A lot of parents ask when does it end? It never ends because there is always more to learn. “In the first class,” Wintriss said, “we start writing computer games. We write a ‘high-low’ game, a guessing game where the computer says, ‘I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 100, can you guess what it is? “You guess a number and the computer says ‘Too high” or ‘Too low’ and so forth. We encourage the kids to be creative. For instance, the computer can make wise remarks, like ‘Too high, dummy.’ They love things like that. The idea is to make it fun and they hardly know they’re learning.” The next game they program is a Pong game, then a Tic-Tack-Toe game, an Asteroids game, and onward and upward to programming robots. Students are encouraged to enter their programmed robots into the WTS-sponsored international Autonomous Robot Competition held each summer at the San Diego County Fairgrounds. His goal for the future of WTS? To obtain a substantial grant so he can replicate his teaching system with small classes and campuses in San Diego County, up into Orange County “and then out from there.” The formula, he says, is small classrooms and lots of them. “I want this to continue when I’m not here,” he said. For more information, visit

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Torrey Pines’ baseball players sign NCAA Letters of Intent to play at the next level •Fo rmer RSF Little League player Michael Mullen among scholarship recipients Torrey Pines High School Seniors Reed Mason, Michael Mullen, Luc Rennie and Kyle Johnson announced recently that they have committed to play baseball at the Division I level in the NCAA. • Reed Mason 6’ 0”, 165 pound left-handed pitcher and centerfielder, will be headed to Evanston, Illinois, to the Northwestern Wildcats to play for Paul Stevens in the Big Ten Conference. Mason joins former Cathedral Catholic lefty Danny Tyson (’10) and current LCC Maverick Evan Schreiber on the 2012 roster. Mason will earn three varsity letters playing baseball at Torrey Pines. He was 5-0 with a 2.68 ERA, 55 strikeouts and 6 saves his sophomore year. Last year, the lefty moved into the starting rotation and led the Falcons with a 7-2 record, with a 2.58 ERA, and 56 strikeouts. He also was the team’s center fielder where he batted .274 with 18 RBI, 3 HR and 10 SB. “Reed is real bulldog — he is the type of athlete that whenever he is on the mound or at bat, everyone gets excited. He will be one of my team captains this year, but he has always been a leader. Reed is one of the most disciplined, hard-working and talented ball players that I have worked with.” • Michael Mullen 5’ 11”, 165 pound right-handed throwing, left-handed hitting middle-infielder, will be headed to West Lafayette, Indiana, to don the black and gold of the Purdue Boilermakers and play for Doug Schreiber in the Big Ten Conference. Former Boilermakers include ex-Padre Archi Cianfrocco and current Dodger prospect Josh Lindblom. Mullen will earn his third letter with the Falcons this year and spend his second year as the squad’s starting second basemen. Michael batted .274 with 15RBI, 17 Runs, 7 doubles and 7 SB. “Michael is a sure-handed and very smart defender. At the plate, he has a great eye and knows how to work a count and get on base. He has plenty of pop from the left side and he is a clever base runner. Michael is a tough competitor and a real gamer and I am certain Purdue will be thrilled

(L-R): Luc Rennie: Ball State, Reed Mason: Northwestern; Matt Chess, head coach Torrey Pines Baseball; Michael Mullen: Purdue; and Kyle Johnson: Purdue.

with his baseball IQ and his ability.” Mullen was “raised” by the Rancho Santa Fe Little League, where he played every year from t-ball through the majors. He was on the RSF All Star teams for each of the three years that he qualified, before going on to play at Torrey Pines High School. • Luc Rennie, a 6’ 02”, 195-pound, right-handed pitcher and catcher, is excited to play in Muncie, Indiana, for the Ball State University Cardinals. Under the Red Birds coach Mark Marconi, the Cardinals have had nine different players drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft, including 2010 first round draft pick Kolbrin Vitek by the Boston Red Sox. The Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. Rennie stepped in a big way last year when starting catcher Garrett Stubbs (USC) suffered a shoulder injury and

Luc filled in admirably for the Falcons who were Division I semifinalists last season. Equally important was his contribution on the mound where he was 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA with 29 strikeouts and a save. “Luc will do well playing baseball at the next level and Ball State is a great fit. We’ll miss him here but, it will be exciting to see him where the red and white for Ball State,” suggested Torrey Pines Varsity Coach Matt Chess, “he’s going to enjoy the midwest, the baseball program, and the opportunity to be a student-athlete at the Division I level. • Kyle Johnson will be joining teammate Michael Mullen as a Purdue Boilermaker. He is a 6’ 04”, 205 lb. righthander who plays right field and pitches. Johnson is a 4.2 GPA student who has a laser arm. He will earn his third varsity letter this season. As the starting right fielder last year, Johnson batted .316 with 23 RBI, 11 SB and a team high 30 runs and 6 HR. “Kyle had an amazing season last year and I know that he will build on this for the upcoming season. He throws big, hits big, runs big — he is a legitimate five-tool threat. I fully expect Kyle to be a significant impact player in the Big 10.” Mason, Mullen, Rennie and Johnson will join 21 other Former Torrey Pines Falcons playing at the next level including since Coach Chess took over in 2006, including MLB Draft picks Kevin Vance, University of Connecticut/Chicago White Sox (2009); Scott Schneider, St. Mary’s/St. Louis Cardinals (2006); Jerrud Sabourin, Indiana University/Cleveland Indians; and Taylor Murphy University of Pacific/San Diego Padres (2011). Torrey Pines High School is a public high school in the San Dieguito Unified High School District located in the Carmel Valley area of North San Diego. 2,600 students attend Torrey Pines, which competes in Division I of the San Diego CIF Section. Torrey Pines is a member of the Palomar League. Under the direction of Coach Chess the Torrey Pines Baseball program has 145 wins and 59 losses and has made the CIF Division I playoffs each season since he took over in 2006.

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To Your Health: Smart use of sleeping pills BY J. STEVEN POCETA, MD Many people find it challenging to get a good night’s sleep either because they have problems falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. While many effective medications on the market to promote sleep might seem like a dream come true, misuse of such medications—whether accidental or intentional—can have nightmarish consequences. In my medical practice and as a legal consultant for patients being prosecuted for driving under the influence, I have encountered numerous situations in which the sleep medication zolpidem (also known as Ambien or Ambien CR) has triggered abnormal and sometimes dangerous behaviors known as parasomnias. The most common of these sleep-related behaviors include night terrors, sleep walking, and sleep eating, as well as the less common sleep driving. Usually, a sleep walking episode would end when the person bumps into a wall and awakens, but if a sleeping pill is involved, the episode might continue. In this case, the person would be in a drug-induced state without conscious awareness of his or her actions. For example, one of my patients filled the bathtub in her sleep and flooded her home. Another who had unexplained weight gain discovered that he ate nightly in his sleep. Sleep driving is probably the most dangerous parasomnia that has been associated with sleeping pill use. I have evaluated several defendants who were charged with driving under the influence (DUI) while taking

zolpidem. Like alcohol, zolpidem is a sedative, and these defendants exhibited symptoms similar to intoxicated drivers. While parasomnias can occur even without sleep medication, zolpidem appears to possibly make them more likely or more severe—and also can produce a related daytime behavior known as an automatism. This unusual, rare abnormal behavior is characterized by poor muscular control and confusion; certain types of epileptic seizures are probably the most commonly recognized automatism. Like being on autopilot, people in an automatic state have no recollection of their behavior even though they appear to consciously interact with their environment. Does this mean you should avoid zolpidem? Not necessarily. The key is being smart about how you use it. If you have been prescribed zolpidem (or any sleep medication), there are steps you can take to maximize its effectiveness and safety. Tell your bed partner or housemates when you start to take a sleeping pill. This gives them a “heads up” to be on the alert for any unusual behavior. Let your prescribing doctor know if you live alone, as he or she may decide to use a lower dosage or different medication. Make sure your physician knows if you are taking any other medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as herbal or natural supplements. Especially avoid combining alcohol with your sleep medication. When you begin taking a sleeping pill,

take it at the lowest recommended dose so you can see how you react. Do not take additional doses during the same night. If your physician approves increasing the dose, do so gradually and monitor your reactions. Take sleeping medication at your normal sleep time and go to bed. A sleeping pill is not like flipping a switch—you have to be ready to go to sleep. Many patients I have worked with were taking their sleep medication at odd times. For example, a patient who’d had a bad day at work and just wanted to get some sleep took a sleeping pill at 6 p.m.; however, his usual bedtime was 11 p.m. Shortly thereafter the pill kicked in, but because his body wasn’t ready for sleep, he was basically in a drugged state similar to

being inebriated. He ended up driving his car and being arrested. In another case, a woman was taking zolpidem every afternoon to help her headaches. She would be clumsy and unsteady during the evening, and have no recollection of her activities the following morning. When used wisely, zolpidem can be a valuable sleep aid. However, it is particularly important to follow your physician’s instructions exactly, and to report as soon as possible any concerns or problems that might occur. J. Steven Poceta, MD, is a consultant in Neurology and Sleep Disorders at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla California.

Toy Drive highlights Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals Car Show Nov. 25-27 The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association with assistance from “Wounded Warriors” and US Marine Corp. San Diego will conduct a “Toys for Tots” toy drop during the upcoming Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals Car Show, which runs Nov. 25-27 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Attendees who bring a new, unwrapped toy will get a coupon good for $3 off admission! The Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals presented by Meguiar’s will feature over 1,500 souped up American cars of all years, makes and models sprawled throughout the scenic Del Mar Fairgrounds. More than just a car show, the event includes the popular Goodguys AutoCross (electronically timed vehicle agility course), a special “Surf Culture” display with over 40 woodie wagons, surf board shaping and vintage surf music, a Super Sunday Get-Together featuring all years, makes and models of American powered cars and trucks on Sunday the 27th, a swap meet and car corral, vendor exhibits and a “Nitro Thunderfest” with vintage top fuel dragsters from the 1960s. The “Wounded Warriors” of San Diego, who will assist in collection of the toys at the Fall Del Mar Nationals is a non-profit organization that takes care of the needs of wounded soldiers. For more on the Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals, visit; (925) 838-9876.

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Rancho Santa Fe resident named Coastal Conference Singles Tennis Champion RSF resident Kelly Shaffer, a sophomore at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, went on to top off her 40-6 record for the Bishop’s Girls’ Varsity tennis season by winning the Coastal League playoff held at La Jolla County Day on Nov. 8. Top seeded Shaffer won three matches for the MVP title: 8-0 against Francis Parker’s Brianna Goldstein; 6-0, 6-0 against Tri-City Christian’s Kaylin Hicks; and a 7-5, 6-4 finals match against Francis Parker senior Anna Rudakov. This is the first Coastal Conference individual title for Bishop’s since Kimberly Cox, a 2008 bishop’s graduate, won in 2005. Now Shaffer gears up for the San Diego Section CIF Individual Championships beginning Nov. 14 at the Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma. Shaffer is a returning student to Bishop’s after taking a year off for tennis training. This will be her first year competing in the CIF Championship. The Bishop’s Girls’ Varsity Tennis team composed of 12 players made it through to the Div III CIF team semi-finals. They ended their regular Coastal League season with 13 wins and 3 losses and headed into the CIF team playoffs last week. Bishop’s, seeded 5, easily defeated Brawley 16-2, then in quarter finals, narrowly beat Coronado 9-9 (77-76). The win came down to one pressure-filled tie-break game won by Bishop’s Junior Nicole Sadowsky. The win lead the team straight into a semi-final match up with La Jolla High School. The team fell short in the semi’s, with a 13-5 loss ending the team events for the

Kelly Shaffer year with a 15-4 record. “We had a strong finish and I am looking forward to next season,” says Knights’ Varsity Tennis Coach Matt Copland. “We have a handful of strong sophomore players who are committed to off-season training. With strong singles players like sophomores Kelly Shaffer and Emily Olson, we are looking to achieve a finals finish next year.” For information about The Bishop’s School visit

RSF Community Center Turkey Trot & Barbeque is Nov. 26 Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss out on the fun at the RSF Community Center’s 1st Annual Turkey Trot on the Arroyo (the RSF Association property out on El Vuelo) from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. You don’t have to actually run in order to enjoy the day. Tickets are $10 per person and includes a commemorative kids or adult sized t-shirt. The run will include a mud obstacle course, a kids short race and hidden prizes along the route. The event will include a guided nature walk around the lake on the property, as well. There’s a barbeque, food trucks, hopefully a local winery pouring, a bonfire, bocce ball, raffle, games, (live) music, and popup village from sponsors – athletic gear, bike shops, golf shops and the like. Sign up as a family team, solicit your neighbors as a Street Team, enlist your co-workers, or a band of brothers, but rise to the challenge! Call the RSF Community Center at 858-756-1480.

Join The Country Friends for annual Holiday Tea The Country Friends of Rancho Santa Fe invites the community to its annual Holiday Tea on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. You are invited to shop, mingle and celebrate a season of giving back to the community. The cost is $35. Please RSVP by Dec. 1 at The Country Friends Consigment Shop is located at 6030 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe; www.thecountryfriends. org, (858) 756-1192.

‘Sassy Santa’ event is Nov. 18-19 in RSF The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club and Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club’s Sassy Santa Christmas Boutique 2011 event will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 18, and again from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. The event features about 35 vendors presenting hostess gifts, jewelry, baby items, gourmet food items, spa and bath goodies, high fashion, and more. Visit with Santa on Saturday, and enjoy food, spiced cider and more. The RSF Garden Club is located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias in the RSF Village.

‘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 Sunday, 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.

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RSF Women’s Fund fashion event at The Inn

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he RSF Women’s Fund held a special fashion event at its membership meeting Nov. 7 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. On hand were world-famous fashionistas Sarah Buehner and Ruth Levy, creators of “The Fashion Code,” as seen on The Rachel Ray Show and featured in Elle Magazine. Visit


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Solana Santa Fe students honor veterans Navy Chaplain Kevin Johnson recently visited Solana Santa Fe and explained the significance of Veteran’s Day and the importance of honoring military veterans on Nov. 11. He encouraged students to “share joy” by making cards for

veterans. (Above, l-r) Chaplain Johnson with Sara Shirezi, wearing a bullet-proof vest, and Andrew Siffert in a Kevlar helmet. Solana Santa Fe students made cards for veterans: Aid-

an Davis, Amaya Mirsky and Nicole Foley; Audrey Ponder, Rosa Aguilar and Chloe Gubbay with parent volunteer Leesa Davis. — Stacey Phillips

RSF Big Band’s Holiday Concert is Dec. 11

Fairbanks Republican Women Federated supports the troops! (Left) A team of Fairbanks Republican Women Federated members gathered at the CA Botana Warehouse on Nov. 1 to pack boxes filled with holiday cheer for the Marines. Donations of hot chocolate, trail mix, energy bars, warm socks and other personal items added up to nearly 250 boxes shipped in time for the Holidays. A job well done and organized by their Military Outreach Committee headed by Betty Alexy, Wanda Garner and Sue Higgens.

The 17-piece Rancho Santa Fe Big Band’s Holiday Concert will be held on Sunday evening, Dec. 11, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Village Church Fellowship Hall on Paseo Delicious. Under the direction of Professor Jack Wheaton, with Dom and Marie Addario producing the event, the pops-like concert will feature holiday swing favorites, and also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Pearl Harbor which took place on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the United States entered World War II. Bring your own wine and appetizers, gather with your friends and family for an evening of big band swing music promises to be another sell-out. Call Marie Addario at 858-756-4542 for table reservations. Individual tickets may also be purchased at the Rancho Santa Fe Association Office beginning Nov. 1. The cost is $45 per ticket. Check out the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band’s web site for more information: and reserve early for this fabulous event.

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Chrisi Hard wins Volunteer Award

Madison Ross and Otilia Popa

Nicole Gereaux, Amanda Presar, Christina Krasnikova, and Megan Nguyen (Left) Coaches Christopher Black and Larry Belinsky

CCA Girls Tennis Team wins Valley League Championship and finishes runner-up in CIF Division II Not only did CCA’s Girls Varsity Tennis Team repeat as Valley League Champions, for the first time in school history, they reached the finals of the CIF All-County Division II Team Championships. CCA lost to defending champion, Cathedral Catholic in the final. In the Valley League Individual tournament, CCA freshman Otilia Popa won the Singles title over Remy Littrell of Valley Center (VC). Madison Ross of CCA finished third. In the doubles final, Kylie Haviland and Yolanda Pham of Del Norte (DN) defeated Jenai Machhi and Sammy Hodges of San Dieguito Academy (SDA). In an all CCA play-off for third, Nicole Gereaux and Amanda Presar defeated Christina Krasnikova and Megan Nguyen

The North County Philanthropy Council recently held its 24th annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. President Diana Slaughter Aaron recognized and acknowledged 47 outstanding volunteers from member organizations. Chrisi Hard was one of those outstanding volunteers. International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) nominated Chrisi for her hard work. She has given many hours volunteering for them at their conferences, holiday boutique, lectures, and other events. In fact, already a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training mentor, Chrisi helped get IBPF connected as a beneficiary for this January’s 2012 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon. “Chrisi exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism, always with a smile offering her time, and helping where the need is greatest”, said Walker, president of International Bipolar Foundation. In addition to her volunteerism with IBPF, Chrisi has been involved for 27 years with the CharRSF’s Susan Farrior ity Fair Horse Show, as well as with her two daughters’ and Chrisi Hard schools. If that weren’t enough, Chrisi is a marathon runner AND a master baker, whipping up wedding cakes, cookies and delicious bars and catering dessert buffets. Congratulations to Chrisi – an award well deserved! International Bipolar Foundation is a not-for-profit whose mission is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care & support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education. For more information, visit For more information about Chrisi’s Creations, visit

The Del Mar Antique Show and Sale is Nov. 18-20 Now in its 51st year, Calendar Antique Shows will present thousands of square feet of antiques, vintage collectibles and decorator items at the Del Mar Antique Show and Sale from Nov. 18 – 20 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The show hours are: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The admission of $8 is good for the entire run of the show, with free return privileges. For more information, visit

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Santaluz Club members take the reigns from developer The Santaluz Club is embarking on a new era of leadership as developer DMB prepares to transition all club governance, operations and financial responsibility to the membership. But the prospect of managing a world-class $43 million facility doesn’t faze board member Robert Proulx. “For the past four years, we’ve methodically worked with DMB to transition the club from a developer-run operation to a member-run organization,” said Proulx. “Each year, we’ve gotten more members involved with governance and financial issues through the board and committees. With the help of DMB, the group has matured and is ready to be responsible for the future of the club.” Evidence of their commitment is on the scoreboard: existing members have brought in one new golf member each week during 2011. “I have to give DMB a lot of credit for taking their time and guiding us with the transition,” continued Proulx, who noted that the original timetable for the transition was 2009. The new changeover date is Jan. 1, 2012. “It would have been a huge burden for us if they had left then, but they stuck it out for an additional three years. As a result, the club is in a position where it’s not only going to survive, but it’s going to thrive.” During the recent “Just One” membership campaign, club leadership enlisted the support of its 675-plus golf, spa and social members. As a result, over 100 friends and associates were nominated and are in discussion about potential golf, spa or social membership. “With our members feeling so positive about the exit strategy for DMB, they responded enthusiastically,” said Proulx. “If you’re happy with your club, why wouldn’t you refer your family and friends?” The spike in membership sales certainly runs counter to the local market, but it all comes back to confidence, says fellow board member Graham C. Anderson. “The club has been well managed financially, we have reserves, we aren’t diminishing our services, and we don’t expect to have to go back to the membership to ask for more money,” said Anderson. “We’ve been able to demonstrate to the membership that the success of the club is in their hands. As a result, our financial picture is only getting better and better.” The Santaluz Club showcases a private, 300-acre championship course designed by renowned architect Rees Jones. Director of Golf John McCook and Santaluz Golf Ambassador Tina Mickelson oversee an extensive array of programs and clinics, including a year-round junior golf program. In addition to the course, The Santaluz Club includes the numerous amenities of the 35,000-square-foot Santaluz Clubhouse and Spa, as well as the 17,000-square-foot Hacienda Santaluz. Adjoining a lush 11-acre Village Green, the Hacienda includes a casual coffee shop café and poolside grill; numerous outdoor lounging and conversation areas; a resort-like swimming pool; six tennis courts; fitness center and an indoor basketball court. In response to member input, The Santaluz Club has just unveiled The Studio at Santaluz, which features yoga, spin and pilates classes and instruction. Santaluz is a community of DMB Associates, Inc., and Taylor Morrison. For more information, contact Director of Membership Kelly Collins at 858-759-3109. — Submission

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The Grand Del Mar named San Diego’s first Forbes Five-Star Hotel Marking an unprecedented coup for San Diego’s hospitality industry, The Grand Del Mar has achieved a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, making it the first and only hotel in San Diego to ever attain Five Stars and the only property in California to earn three 2012 Five-Star awards for Lodging, Spa and Dining. The Five-Star Lodging award places the resort in the elite company of only 57 high-end hotels and resorts throughout the world to hold this designation. Receiving these prestigious recognitions from the Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide), which has defined the industry’s highest standard for excellence in hospitality for over 50 years, is testament to the continuing mission of The Grand Del

Mar to raise the bar for luxury and quality in the region. It is now one of just five properties in the nation with three Forbes Five-Star awards. Other U.S. properties include The Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia; Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; The Umstead Hotel & Spa in North Carolina; and The Broadmoor in Colorado. The 2012 Forbes Five-Star recognition marks the second year that The Spa at The Grand Del Mar – a masterfully designed 21,000-square-foot, Renaissance-inspired resort showpiece – has received the award; and it is the third year that its highly acclaimed signature dining venue, Addison, has earned the coveted Five-Star designation. There are just 30 spas and 25 restaurants in the U.S. with these ratings.

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Tribute honors RSF veterans


Tom Keys, Bob Chase and Kent Colliander prepare to raise the flag.

Cynthia and Anthony Principi

Dawnelle and John Tanner

David Smith, Monte Montemarano, Bob Chase, Sheryl Chase, speaker Anthony Principi

Byron Culver, Bill Malley, Anthony Principi

Daniel Nachtsheim, Roger Rowe

ancho Santa Fe/San Dieguitoarea veterans were honored at a tribute Nov. 11 on the Rancho Santa Fe Association patio. Anthony Principi, former secretary of Veteran Affairs and chairman of the Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation, was the guest speaker; Chaco Clotfelter served as master of ceremonies; and Jack Wheaton provided music. The RSF Republican Women Federated sponsored the non-partisan event. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Jody Bray and Gerda Snell

Joyce and Jere Oren

Ginger Bord with CJ Busick, the oldest veteran in attendance

CJ Busick and Anthony J. Principi

Jeanne and Jack Wheaton

Anthony J. Principi speaks at the tribute.

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Where did my package go? I asked my husband and no, he had not picked it up. Nor had my parents. Hmmm….could it have gone missing? It had been there the prior day as I opened the front door while holding my 10-month-old baby in my arms and decided it was too heavy to try to pick up while also juggling my son. No worries, I’ll get it tomorrow. Tomorrow, it was gone. After a few days, I became convinced that it was missing. Initially, I found that hard to believe as we live at the end of a cul-de-sac in sleepy Rancho Santa Fe. And we have two large German Shepherds who regularly roam the property. But, our entry gate was down and in the process of repair. I started to wonder. Could someone have stolen it? A few years ago, there were a series of acts of vandalism on our street involving street and entry lights. Our house was a victim. I decided then to install security cameras as I was angry and wanted to know who did this – or at least catch them in the act next time. I couldn’t let go of the thought that we’d been robbed. I started the rather painful process of reviewing the video footage from the time I knew the package was there until it disappeared. Slowly, tediously, images of the mundane passed before me. I never knew quite how much activity there was on the property. People came and went. Dogs roamed around. But then, I noticed something odd. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 2:58 p.m., a truck pulled in front of our front door, slowly turned

his oversized vehicle around and stopped. It was a newer truck – quite fancy, in fact, but no obvious markings other than what looked like a “V8” symbol above his left wheel well. I watched as the German Shepherds approached. “Good dogs, they are on it,” I thought. I watched as the man lowered his window (clearly power) and poked his head out of the cab. The dogs circle his truck and then go out of frame. He is concerned about them and proceeds to drop something on the ground. A treat? Several minutes pass as he assesses the situation. He then proceeds to lower himself from his super-high perch. This is no small truck and it is clearly some lifted version. I notice the wheels are quite nice – chrome, see-through and oversized. He has no running boards so it’s a long drop and he braces himself and lands awkwardly. He is not a young man. He apprehensively looks around. The dogs are still out of frame. He approaches the front door and looks inside. He does not ring the bell. I am inside the house working, completely oblivious to the man’s presence on the other side of my front door. My 10- month-old son is napping in a room not far away from the scene. I become increasingly uncomfortable watching the video. He looks into the windows by the front door several times and then down at the package. He even bends over to get a closer look before proceeding over to my husband’s office to peer into the windows there. He is not home. After looking back towards the dogs again

and assessing no credible threat (note to self, “fire the dogs”), he hastily scurries back to the front door and picks up the package, waddles off with it (wow, must be heavy, I was right!) throws it into his cab, climbs back in and drives away. All of this happens in 4-and-a-half minutes. I’m in disbelief. I had suspected theft but to see it hap“Who stole my pen in real-time is unnerving. milk?” I become angry. This man not Our son, only stole from me, but violatcelebrating his ed my personal property and first Halloween. threatened my family. What was in the box? I begin the machinations to track shipments to our address. After several attempts, I successfully persuade a UPS agent to reverse engineer and track recent deliveries to our address without a tracking number – a veritable feat. Amazon! Aha! — mystery solved. I immediately go through our order history and realize the contents of the box. I daydream about the moment this thief scurries into his private place to learn of the contents of his loot and try to picture his face when he discovers two cases of Similac Advanced baby formula. Surely, he must pause. He has done the unthinkable – stolen food from a baby. Nice. (See more below) — Kimberly Alexi

Have you seen this man or his truck? Suspect: caucasian male, 35-55 years, under 6 feet tall, grey or blonde hair, beard, glasses and was wearing baseball cap, jeans and short-sleeve striped shirt. Vehicle: possibly driving a 2004 NISSAN TITAN King Cab. It may be grey, green or blue. The truck is “lifted” at least six inches, possibly 10. It has a single entry cab, no running boards, large chrome or white see-through wheels and a “V8” symbol above the left front wheel well. This is a very nice, newer and reasonably expensive truck and is not that common. Below are images of the crime and an image of the suspect’s likely vehicle. If you have any information about this man, his truck or this case, please call the Encinitas Sheriff’s Dept. at (760) 966-3500 and reference case #11155679. Thank you for your help! — Kimberly Alexi

If Character Doesn’t Matter? Why do parents stress honesty, sincerity and trust each day And why set rules as to with whom their kids should play Why have Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops Or the many other character building groups IF CHARACTER DOESN’T MATTER? Why look at the qualifications of parents and teachers Or even the personal background of local church preachers Why teach principles and right from wrong at home and schools Or from the pulpit, the very same and a variety of other rules IF CHARACTER DOESN’T MATTER? Why employment resumes, which require “character references” In addition to personal background, education and past influences

Why such stringent company examinations before a promotion Stressing leadership, good character, and special devotion IF CHARACTER DOESN’T MATTER? Why worry about abuse or morals relative to a mate Or hang-ups, bad habits, or just not being straight Why worry about the offspring they might produce With little or no responsibility and running loose IF CHARACTER DOESN’T MATTER? Why do the Armed Forces thoroughly screen and review And insist on building character the way they always do? Why honor one who serves a country almost losing a life

And be critical of those who denounce or dodge any strife? IF CHARACTER DOESN’T MATTER? Why scrutinize baliffs, jurors, lawyers and judges too Or correctional facilities to build lives of few Why condemn the people who commit a crime And simply pardon those who are now doing time IF CHARACTER DOESN’T MATTER? As dumb as this whole thing might sound When reviewed, it’s somewhat profound Many other “why’s” could be added to this bit of chatter But why waste words...IF CHARACTER DOESN’T MATTER? — By Chuck Bahde, RSF resident, 1996 (but recently submitted)

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A moving celebration Veterans’ Day, 11-11-11. The RSF Association Patio was the scene of close to 100 people honoring our veterans and some active duty military. Anthony Principi’s remarks were thoughtful, timely and very moving. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines from Fallujah to Iwo Jima; every battle, every victory was represented. From ages 30s to the mid 90s, Admiral, Captain, Private; these American heroes proudly stood and saluted the flag, the county and freedom they had sacrificed to serve and preserve. So many people helped to make this program successful — mentioning a few: Pete, Chaco, Jack, John, Roger, Bob, Kent, Tom, Bill, Guy, Chuck, Gail, David, Nancy,

Steve from the Garden Club, Michelle and the 5-12-year-old Veteran Day Campers from the Community Center, Lorine, Jon from the Review and the list goes on. Finally, the ever-smiling, positive volunteer committee: Leslie, Rosemary, Jody and family, and the “Can-do, Will-do” Nick. As Nancy said at the conclusion of the program, “We MUST make this an annual event.” Somewhere a long-time ago, I learned, “If the only prayer you ever say is THANK YOU, that will suffice.” THANK YOU, dear LORD. Brett Dieterich

Works by Stravinsky, Bartók, David Lang, and György Ligeti reflect ‘Ancient Noises’ at La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Concert The second concert of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) “Stravinsky Circus!’ season highlights a choreographed version of Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces on Dec. 3-4 in Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD. The program begins with the local premiere of Pulitzer Prizewinning composer David Lang’s Grind to a Halt, followed by Béla Bartók’s magical Cantata Profana. The second half leads off with György Ligeti’s daring work for 100 metronomes, Poème Symphonique followed by Les Noces. Music Director Steven Schick and Choral Director David Chase share the podium in this concert. Guest artists include pianist Aleck Karis, red fish blue fish, Allyson Green and Lux Boreal dancers, soprano Jessica Aszodi (2011 LJS&C Young Artists’ Competition vocal winner), mezzo-soprano Martha Jane Weaver, tenor Chad Frisque, and bass-baritone Phil Larson. Concert times are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Individual tickets are $29 general, $26 senior, and $15 student. Group discounts are available. Parking is free. A pre-concert lecture is offered one hour prior to concert times. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the LJS&C office at (858) 534-4637 or visit

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Le Dimora and Jimmy Choo host holiday event to benefit Jammer Family Foundation A holiday Open House hosted by Le Dimora and Jimmy Choo will be held at the Le Dimora interior design boutique located at 16089 San Dieguito Road in Rancho Santa Fe (Del Rayo Village Shopping Center) on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to launch the Jimmy Choo Cruise 2012 Collection and raise funds for the Jammer Family Foundation. Guests will savor appetizers provided by Sushi on the Rock and sip champagne while shopping for shoes, handbags and interior décor items in a festive holiday atmosphere. A percentage of all sales from the event are being donated back from Jimmy Choo and Le Dimora to benefit the Jammer Family Foundation and each participant will receive a special parting gift. Additional support is provided by the plastic surgery practice/laser and skincare center of Smoot, Sadrian and Hollan. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are required and must be received by Nov. 28 by responding to or calling 619-295-0303. San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer and his wife Alicia Jammer devote much of their time and talent to their nonprofit organization that empower youth to excel in athletics Maria Barry and Cindy Cerenzie, coas well as academics, regardless of their resources. owners of Le Dimora. Additional information may be located at www. Photo/Jeff Corrigan

San Diego Botanic ‘Garden of Lights’ kicks off Dec. 8 The San Diego Botanic Garden will hold its festive annual Garden of Lights Dec. 8-23, and Dec. 26-30, from 5-9 p.m. Snow will be featured Dec. 9 - 16 and Dec. 26 - 30. After the sun goes down, the Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Many of these lights are LED, which are much brighter than regular lights. Numerous activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, visits with Santa, live music, hot mulled wine, and refreshments. Snow on selected nights. San Diego Botanic Gardens is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, which runs parallel to Interstate 5 between Encinitas Blvd. and Leucadia Blvd. For more information, visit


November 17, 2011

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Garden Club puts together packages for troops overseas


t 11 a.m. on 11-11-11, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club hosted a packing party where members and volunteers assembled all the “goodies” collected in Operation Military Care Packages. The boxes were then mailed to troops overseas in time for Thanksgiving. In providing simple care packages full of daily necessities and treats, the “little things” we take for granted, the club saw a way to create a connection with the troops while demonstrating support for them. Visit rsfgardenclub. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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RSF Art Guild holds reception


he Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild held an artist reception Nov. 10 for local resident Marileigh Schulte, whose collection of works “Glow of Winter’s Mosaic” is on exhibit at the guild gallery through Dec. 24. During the reception, guests met the artists and watched an awards presentation by Jeff Yoemans, a nationally recognized local artist ( who served as a judge. Visit for information about membership. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Susan Flanders, Ron Pitcher Art on exhibit

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PEERS gala helps local foster youth


he third annual PEERS Network Gala was held Nov. 12 at a Rancho Santa Fe estate. The event benefits Just In Time for Foster Youth, a San Diego-based charity that provides transitioning foster youths with opportunities for self-sufficiency through emergency support, essential resources and caring personal guidance at critical junctures on their path to independence. The formal affair featured live and DJ entertainment, live and silent auction, and food and drinks from some of San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest restaurants. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Greg Olafson, Maite Soltero

Diane Cox, Pamela Stutzka, Kristi Neal

Janet Chao, Nadia Garas, Hillary Kassis, Nicole Craven

Jessica Cavanaugh, Chris Andreozzi, Lyra Tanner

Joanna Schneider, Trevor Callan, Nadia Hoffmann

Derek and Kat Cowling

David Sparks, Mayo and Chris Osman

Erika and Liam Sarracino, Charlene Dackerman

Mara and David Parker

Mike Grigg, Shaunda Fry

Kimberly and Jeffrey DeHaven

Greg Olafson, Maite Soltero, Dr. Ron Soltero

Kimbra and David McGuiness

Zoltan, Malcolm Davies, Chris Rutgers

Chris Andreozzi, Marty Waters, Adam Baker

Salem and Giuseppe Ciuffa

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Soon-to-be Chargers Hall of Famer Junior Seau says workouts at TPHS lengthened his career BY KAREN BILLING Up above the Torrey Pines High School football field is a cluster of wooden obstacles. At first glance, it doesn’t look like much but that collection of humble, worn wood once helped support the career of Junior Seau, 12-time Pro Bowler, member of the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team and San Diego sports legend. On Sunday, Nov. 27, Seau will again take the field at Qualcomm Stadium to officially join the ranks of fellow Charger greats in the Chargers Hall of Fame. “It’s something that I’ll treasure forever,” Seau said of becoming part of the special football fraternity, a moment he will share with his family on the field. Seau, called “the heart and soul” of the Chargers by President Dean Spanos for his 13 years as a Bolt, was able to play 20 seasons in the punishing NFL. He credits a lot of that lasting power to his workouts on the Torrey Pines High School “Patch” and believes strongly in the physical, mental and unique challenges that the course offers. Developed by Pete Egoscue of Carmel Valleybased Egoscue Inc., The Patch is a physical training course inspired by those used by the United States Military. The Egoscue Method is a series of stretches and exercises designed to restore full natural function to muscles and joints without drugs or surgery, and the Patch course was designed to focus on proper alignment, posture and muscle engagement. Egoscue built the Torrey Pines Patch 12 years ago with help from John Lynch, the TPHS grad who was a Super Bowl-winning safety and nine-time Pro Bowler in his 15 NFL seasons. Participants get their

workout performing various exercises on, around and under the system of logs. Trainer Liba Placek starting working out with Seau for the last six years of his career, near daily during the off-season at Torrey Pines. “You can do everything, cardio, stamina, agility, using all the different positions your body gets into playing football,” Placek said. “Not just like the weight room where you’re only using one position. That’s not what happens in the game, that’s why it’s so popular for football players, as well as volleyball players, who like it for the jumping.” Seau said the workout loosened his hips and kept him aligned, from his hips down to his knees and to his ankles. He said everyone’s body naturally has a dominant side and a weak side and people rarely strengthen their weak side. The Patch workout helped him strengthen that weak side and continue to dominate on the football field for years longer. “It helped keep everything balanced, giving me a better chance to stay healthy,” Seau said. Helping prevent injury is very important for athletes looking to boost their longevity. While the humble Placek won’t say the only reason why athletes she’s trained have had long careers is because of the Patch workouts, it has certainly played its part: she also helped train Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman, who played 18 seasons in the MLB, and Chris Dudley, who had a 16-year career in the NBA. “John Lynch and Junior Seau have said they believe that’s what kept them playing at a very high level in a late stage of their careers,” Placek said.


Watson said. Board member Lisa Barkett questioned the accuracy of the undercover video of Have Trunk Will Travel, noting that edits and repeated scenes indicate the images may have been manipulated. Because of those concerns, Barkett said, she visited the company’s compound in Perris unannounced, and was allowed to tour the facility. She found the facility to be “incredibly well-maintained,” and as for the elephants, she said, “You could tell they were loved. There was love in their eyes.” “I’m for the rides. I

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While much of the discussion centered on treatment of the elephants, fair board member David Watson questioned whether the rides are safe, noting that the AZA recently issued guidelines calling for zoos and other exotic animal facilities to phase out “free contact” with elephants by 2014 out of concern for safety of trainers. Free contact means trainers mix with the elephants without barriers between themselves and the animals. “Elephants sometimes kill keepers by accident,”

Junior Seau with students at Oceanside High School, where his Junior Seau Foundation helped build a Patch facility. PHOTO: MIKE NORRIS Through his Junior Seau Foundation, Seau provided a $25,000 grant to his alma mater, Oceanside High School, to build a Patch training facility on campus—they celebrated a ribbon cutting on Sept. 13. “When you find something that works, you hope to pass it on,” Seau said. He wanted to give Oceanside football players a chance to use a system that he knows can get results and hopefully those players will find their way into a long NFL career of their own someday. The linebacker, who recorded 1,849 tackles, 56.5 sacks and 18 interceptions in his career, still firmly remembers his Bolt beginnings, that first NFL home game in The Murph. They were playing the Cincinnati Bengals. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” Seau said. “I was going up against Anthony Munoz, one of the better linemen in the history of the game, so I was really excited— he also went to USC. Of course, I had to buy 50 think it’s a good thing, and I think the community thinks it’s a good thing,” said director Russ Penniman. Board president Adam Day said such activities as horse racing, 4H and Future Farmers of America are appropriate for an agricultural district, but, “The place for exotic animals is in zoos and we don’t operate a zoo here.” Gary Johnson insisted the elephant rides provided by his company are safe. “We’ve given thousands and thousands of rides here at Del Mar and we’ve never had an incident.”

tickets for my family and friends and I was definitely looking forward to playing in front of my hometown.” The “Tasmanian Devil” made an impact right away and was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. He’d make his first of 12 Pro Bowl appearances in his second year. Seau helped the Chargers on to their first, and only, appearance in the Super Bowl in 1995. His most

memorable game of his career happened during that special 1994-95 season: the AFC Championship game against the Steelers, which they won 17-13. “Nobody thought we were supposed to be in that game,” Seau said. “To win it in the fashion that we did, with that tipped ball, definitely made it the most memorable game.” In the game, the Chargers defense protected their

three-point lead with a little over a minute left with the Steelers on fourth and goal with a tipped pass by linebacker Dennis Gibson. Seau would record 19 tackles in that game despite playing with a pinched nerve in his neck. Seau was traded to the Dolphins in 2003 and retired in 2006, only to come back with the New England Patriots and play another three years, including playing in his second Super Bowl in 2007. He played his last game in 2009. Unfortunately, the Torrey Pines Patch, which enabled Seau to have such a long and memorable NFL career, is in a “very sad state,” according to Placek. While many schools are installing Patch—locally, Cathedral Catholic High School will have one by 2012—Placek has been told that the TPHS facility will be torn down. She remains hopeful that it could be saved, to serve a new batch of athletes with Seau-sized aspirations. To learn more about Liba Placek’s training, based in Sorrento Valley, visit For more on the Junior Seau Foundation and upcoming events, visit

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REPORT continued from page 1 “Since 2005, the Fair has improperly allowed its employees to cash out compensated leave hours, such as vacation, annual leave and personal leave without receiving the proper approvals from the Department of Personnel Administration,” the report said. The report noted that between Jan. 1, 2008 and Jan. 14 of this year, the fair allowed employees to cash out $354,161 of compensated leave. Of that amount, managers and supervisors cashed out $312,893 worth of leave, while rank-and-file workers cashed out $41,268. From 2005 to 2007, the fair allowed employees to cash out an additional $244,000 in leave. The report called for 22nd DAA to comply with state payroll regulations, and collect back from employees the unauthorized payouts they received. Adam Day, board president, noted that the district is already in compliance the first part of the state’s demand, since he instructed fairgrounds CEO and General Manager Tim Fennell to suspend the leave buyback program when he learned of the state’s concerns. In a prepared statement, director Tom Chino said most of the leave was cashed out for management and supervisorial

BETTING continued from page 1 since then. On Nov. 4, he brought home the silver medal at the Breeders’ Cup — “the Super Bowl of horse racing,” as he calls it — winning more than $120,000. He became the youngest person to ever finish in the top two of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge World Series of Horse Betting, which took place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The invite-only competition also happened to be a record-breaking one, with wagerers earning some of the highest payouts in Breeders’ Cup history. The tournament lasted two long days and involved 115 of the country’s best horseplayers, who each bought in with $10,000 to compete for the gold. According to figures released by the Breeders’ Cup, the betting pool totaled at least $183 million. Hellmers finished in fifth place on the first day, after calling a perfect win on a long shot named Perfect Shirl. After betting on horses that had run against her in weeks prior, Hellmers ignored her projected 3 percent chance of winning and put his money on the patterns that told him Perfect Shirl was going to run a much-improved race. It was another soundly taken risk — betting $6,500 on a 7-1 shot — that won Hellmers the exacta and

Rancho Santa Fe Review personnel, rather than lowerpaid employees. “So, I presume, we can set up a payback program that is not a hardship,” he said. But director Russ Penniman objected to making the employees pay back the money. “I will be on the opposite side of the fence from today till Hell freezes over on this,” Penniman said. He and Day said the district is legally required to pay out the leave time if the employees leave the district. “It’s their money, they’ve earned it,” Day said. In its official written response to the state, the district said, “Most cash-outs were made due to financial hardships of the employees, and each cash-out was approved only after confirmation that sufficient leave balances remained.” The response said leave buy-backs are common in both public and private employment, and that “staff was not aware of any governmental code or (personnel department) rule that prohibited this practice.” “We are that round peg trying to fit in a square hole,” said Fennell. “We’re asked to run a business like a business, but frankly some of the regulations prevent us from doing that.” Several board members, including Chino and David Watson, questioned whether the district’s response to the

state report was adequate. “Right now we have a document that says we’re in violation of several different rules and regulations. I just don’t like that,” Watson said. At the Nov. 8 meeting, board members Watson, Chino and David Lizerbram agreed to work with district counsel on a draft of a supplemental letter responding to the state report, which will come back to the full board next month for consideration. Among items the trio will research is what penalties the district might face if it does not fully comply with the state’s requests, such as forcing employees to pay back the money they received in leave cash-outs. The report also takes the 22nd DAA to task for providing $72,000 worth of meals to board members and their guests during the 2008 and 2009 county fairs, without completing proper documentation to determine whether the dinners qualify as allowable promotional or public relations expenses. Also, the report stated that district officials did not fully comply with either state regulations or the district’s own ticket policy regarding fair admission and concert tickets. The report said the district only reported on some of the concert and fair admission tickets received by board members, and failed to report 92 admission tickets and 537 concert tickets.

In addition, the report noted that the district reported giving out $12,500 worth of $25 gift cards to employees in 2008 and 2009 through two employee recognition programs, the “Hats Off” and safety awards. Because of a lack of documentation, “awarding the gift cards to employees can be deemed as a gifting of state funds.” The district’s response noted that log sheets were kept of who received the gift cards, but the logs were discarded after the district’s financial audits for 2008 and 2009, before state agriculture department auditors conducted their review.

put him in a safe first place on the second day for the last four races. That was until the last race, when Patrick McGoey of New Orleans bet everything he had on a long shot, pulling him up dozens of spots to take the gold. Hellmers said, “The only way you can ever be great is if you take huge, calculated risks,” and that’s a sentiment he lives by to the fullest. Hellmers earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and has job experience developing businesses, lobbying and working at internet startups, but he made some risky changes about 10 years into his career when he dropped everything and started his own health, wellness and relationship-coaching business ( He also took the risk of leaving behind his obligations in San Diego to travel to Kentucky on a whim to compete in the recent betting challenge. Selling off stock and finding two silent investors made it possible for him to buy into the tournament, but things still didn’t come easy for Hellmers. His bank didn’t receive his stock purchase order in time, so his mom, Georgia, dipped into her savings to help him enter the tournament in time. Adding to that stress, Hellmers missed a flight between Dallas and Louisville, almost missing the tournament. In the moments leading

up to the challenge, it would seem luck wasn’t on his side. However, that means nothing to Hellmers, who doesn’t believe in luck but believes in divinity. The game is one of patterns, consistency and calculated decision-making, he said. Horses racing at the level of the Breeders’ Cup are professionals, he said, meaning that they are consistent in their performance. “There’s a lot more consistency than chance,” he said. “I analyze every horse’s history, I create probabilities and I check those probabilities based on what the market is offering.” Hellmers has spent 20 years mastering the art of betting. He started reading books on horse racing in high school and he even took a class at the Del Mar racetrack when he was 17. Working as a waiter at the Turf Club and hot walker also allowed Hellmers to stick around the track after hours watching replays until they kicked him out. “I was learning from the best at the time,” he said. “I even gave presentations in Calculus class on the ponies.” At the age of 20, Hellmers won three tournaments and more than $30,000 with his good friends, Nisan Gabbay and Kevin McFarland. The three also garnered international attention when they turned $500 into $23,000 — winning a tournament against 270 of the best gam-

blers — and also when they hit a pick six for $45,000. Not even old enough to drink alcohol at the track, the three became known as the “Pick6 Boys” and were featured on horse racing network TVG (Television Games Network) in a special about how to bet the pick six. On the show, the boys revealed their betting techniques and further validated their skills by bringing in $15,000 that day on live television. Hellmers’ betting skills even landed him a position with Betfair, the British-based company that bought TVG for $50 million and developed it into one of largest online betting platforms in the world. As the company’s U.S. director of business development, Hellmers was a leader in the $50 million acquisition. “I often reflect that I could be an amazing guitarist, snowboarder or surfer if I hadn’t gotten hooked on the intellectual challenge,” Hellmers said. While he’ll tell you that luck has nothing to do with being a good horseplayer, Hellmers does believe karma has something to do with it. Maybe that’s why he gave randomly gave away a $250 ticket to a young Canadian he met outside the track, or why he tipped the bathroom attendant $20 during one of the final races. “In order to receive, you gotta give,” he said, adding that he was selective in

PROJECT continued from page 1 termittently through Jan.15, 2012, from Camino de Estrellas to the trail bridge 0.7 miles to the east in order to remove trees next to the road. Lane closure on those days will occur between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. While the project will attempt to minimize impacts to commuters, residents and commuters are advised to choose an alternate route when lane closures occur. A helicopter will be used on four-five days over the course of this two-month phase to move tree trunks out of the nar-

row river channel to an area where the biomass can be processed and moved off site. The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy began the habitat restoration project in 2009 with funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.W. Fish & Wildlife Service. The new grant award allows the project to continue between the Lake Hodges dam and Calle Ambiente. Work will consist of removal of eucalyptus, palms and other non-native species heavily impacting native habitat in this reach of the river. Because of the density of eucalyptus and difficult terrain, the trees will be removed using cranes and other large equipment from access points along Del Dios Highway. Eucalyptus effectively displace native vegetation, eliminating the dense cover upon which resident and migratory riparian bird species depend for forage and nesting habitat. The restoration work is expected to benefit several listed bird species, including least Bell’s vireo, yellow warbler and yellow-breasted chat. Removing the eucalyptus will also improve fire safety in the narrow gorge, which is a primary traffic and evacuation route, and significantly enhance the scenic value of the area for trail users. The San Dieguito River Park and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy are partnering with the County of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Rincon Consultants on the project. The grant’s recreational element is also funding improvements along the portion of the Coast-to-Crest Trail which passes through Del Dios Gorge, including a viewing platform overlooking the Lake Hodges dam, shaded picnic tables, benches and signage. The River Park began work on the unique viewing platform, which is nearly complete, in October, and images can be viewed at “We are excited to be starting on the next phase of this challenging, high priority restoration project, which will improve native habitat for several sensitive species and benefit trail users and residents as well,” stated Leslie Woollenweber, conservation programs director for the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Information about the project, including a fact sheet, can be found at For more information, visit www. and — Submission

choosing investors because he wanted every penny he wagered to carry good karma. There may be a hint of superstition in his ways as well — he didn’t shower or change his clothes during the entire tournament, and he wore a headband that seldom leaves his forehead, a necklace that he said is a source of energy and a shirt that’s a winning shade of blue. “When I used to watch football with my dad and the Chargers were doing well he’d say ‘Don’t move,’ like they’d keep doing well if we stayed still and didn’t change what we were doing,” he reminisced of his father, Don, who passed away five years ago after a six-year battle with cancer. “Maybe not changing my clothes has something to do with that.” Hellmers said the spirit of his father, who first introduced him to racing, was with him throughout the tournament, as were a few other things that kept him grounded. A devout vegan, Hellmers brought raw snacks from the Rancho Santa Fe farmer’s market, like kale and organic almonds, to eat in the betting room. He also took B Vitamins and drank a lot of water, while other betters were drinking soda or booze. He said he inhaled essential oils like peppermint and thieves after each race to help him reset his thoughts. “One of the reasons people lose is because they are trying to catch up. You can’t

think about the previous race,” he said. “If I make a mistake on one race, I smell the oils and it’s healing. It makes me forget about the past.” He said being in the betting arena is “almost as if you’re in war and you’re trying to do everything you can to survive. “One mistake could be fatal and could cost you thousands in earnings and lost sleep,” he said. Hellmers couldn’t sleep the night after his big winnings, perhaps because he had a new outlook on life. The experience inspired a new venture — to create a syndicate for big racing days in order to increase winnings with the help of other stakeholders. The syndicate would operate similarly to a hedge fund, he said. He also wants to advise amateur betters on who not to bet on, because he said so many bets are a waste of money. “Hopefully this gives me the credibility to convince investors,” he said. Hellmers is also researching and communicating with organizations to whom he will donate a percentage of winnings, and he particularly wants to help retired racehorses. For more information, visit www.christianhellmers. com.

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RSF Foundation recognizes Impact Grant recipients


n Nov. 9 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation recognized its 2011 Impact Grant recipients who have been awarded at total of $148,000: Barrio Logan College Institute, Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, Interfaith Community Services, Natural High — Sundt Foundation, Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center, Second Chance, Shakti Rising, and Urban Youth Collaborative. Additionally, 30 organizations were each awarded $1,000 with a challenge to raise an additional $29,000 in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the RSF Foundation. The “30 for 30” Challenge resulted in a total of $855,529 raised in support of San Diego philanthropy. The following organizations met the challenge, raising over $29,000 each: Canine Companions, CSUSM-Ace Scholars, Elementary Institute of Science, Feeding America San Diego, Friends of San Pasqual Academy, Girl Scouts-SD Imperial Council, Just in Time, Kids Korps, RSF Community Center, San Diego Botanic Garden, TERI Inc., and Vista Community Clinic. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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DAR salutes Wounded Warriors


he Daughters of the American Revolution held a Salute to Wounded Warriors on Nov. 3 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.


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Young actors thrilled to be part of Old Globe’s ‘Grinch’

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY DIANA SAENGER The Old Globe Theatre’s holiday season begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, with the sixth annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Globe’s Copley Plaza and the opening of a San Diego treasured tradition —– the delightful run of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” This year’s show is directed by James Vásquez, has a new Grinch star, and a sleigh full of local children singing and dancing their hearts out. Steve Blanchard will get his grump on as the Grinch. He has appeared on Broadway in “Beauty and the Beast,” “Camelot,” “The Three Musketeers” and “A Christmas Carol.” Other lead roles belong to Logan Lipton (Young Max), Steve Gunderson (Old Max), Remy Margaret Corbin and Caitlin McAuliffe (Cindy Lou Who), and Geno Carr (Papa Who). Along with a magical set (John Lee Beatty, Pat Collins), hilariously marvelous costumes (Robert Morgan), zany songs (Albert Hague, Joshua Rosenblum, Ron Colvard) and fanciful dance numbers (John DeLuca, James Vásquez, David Krane, Bob Richard) kids tall and small, from all over San Di-

Liam James Brandt ego deck the stage to tell the timeless tale based on Theodor S. Geisel’s classic about a grumpy green Grinch who steals a town’s presents. Two talented young cast members were eager to talk about the production. Liam James Brandt, 11, is back for year two. He attends The Nativity School in Rancho Sante Fe and has appeared locally in “Jungle Book,” “The Music Man,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Princess and the Pea,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Annie,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “The Little Red Hen.” “I love the Grinch show and had so much fun last year,” he said. “It’s fun to jump out from the stage in those funny costumes and sing joyful songs.” Brandt said he’s taken voice lessons from Courtney Coy, and acting workshops at North Coast Repertory Theatre, in Point Loma, and

at summer camps. Supportive parents, and a school principal making sure Brandt keeps up his academic work when he misses school for performances, are reasons Brandt can do what he loves. He says kids Blue Schroeder who want to try out for the theater absolutely should. “The shows are so fun, and you get to meet so many different people, it’s a great experience.” Blue Schroeder, 11, is making her debut in the Grinch ensemble, but is not new to performing. She’s had roles in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (San Diego Musical Theatre); “Les Misérables,” “Seussical the Musical” and “High School Musical” (Actors’ Conservatory Theatre); and “Willy Wonka,” “Seussical the Musical,” “Annie,” “Aladdin” and “Narnia” (Peninsula Youth Theatre). Schroeder has had some training in camp classes, but said she’s honed her craft more on her own. “I love singing and dancing, and I watch and

learn from artists in those fields. I tried out for Grinch because it’s a show that’s challenging and one that would show my personality,” she said. “For me it’s not about the money, but the happy feeling I get when performing.” With only a few years of stage experience under her belt, Schroeder, who hopes to make performing her career, has learned some important lessons about the theater. “If you really want this, you have to push, but not get upset if you don’t get something you try out for,” she said. “It’s a lot about your own personality and how you respond. If you don’t make an audition then find something in yourself you didn’t know was there and keep going.” The Globe’s Grinch has been successful year after year, and the young actors have ideas why. “It’s a popular fun show with new people every year and is a tradition for families to come and see every season,” Brandt said. Adds Schroeder, “It has zany characters, is great for kids and parents or grandparents, and has some very good lessons for everyone.”

The annual ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ at The Old Globe will dazzle audiences of all ages. PHOTO: MICHAEL LAMONT.

If you go What: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” When: Matinees/evenings, Nov. 19–Dec. 31 Where: The Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park Tickets: From $39 for adults; $24 for ages 17 and younger Box Office: (619) 23-GLOBE Website: Note: Performances restricted to ages 3 and older, except 11 a.m. shows Tree lighting: 6 p.m. Nov. 20, Globe Plaza, free vouchers at Geppetto’s Toys, Birch Aquarium, and The Prado Restaurant. Features performances by Grinch cast members, a snowfall, and songs from the new Burt Bacharach musical at The Globe, “Some Lovers.”


Ocean Author Presentation

Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m.

THE WAVE with Susan Casey

Balboa Theatre

Tonight, Nov. 17: 6:30-8 p.m.

Tickets: $77, $57, $27

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.

Legendary trumpeter from the Tijuana Brass and his wife, a Grammy® Award winning vocalist, perform hits off their new album “I Feel You” together with Brazilian-inspired jazz and songs from The Beatles to Cole Porter.

Members: Free Public: $5 (858) 459-3728

RSVP: 858-534-5771 or at

Film > Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Work of Eric ORr

Athenaeum Jazz at The Studio presents

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7 PM MCASD La Jolla 700 Prospect Street

Friday, December 2, 8:00 p.m.

Free to Members; $5 Students; $10 General Admission This documentary features interviews with artists Larry Bell and Judy Chicago, curator Maurice Tuchman, and art theorist Thomas McEvilley, as it follows the story of an artist who refused conventional limitations of space and the physical qualities of materials by seeking the freedom of ideas. A Q&A with filmmaker Elizabeth Orr, the artist’s daughter, will follow the screening. For more information visit

Peter Sprague’s String Consort San Diego-based Peter Sprague’s String Consort, will perform the world premiere of Sprague’s original composition "Dr. Einstein’s Spin”. If you have never heard the sound of jazz dancing with classical, then come and open your ears to this new aural experience!

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library School of the Arts Studio 4441 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116 $21 member/$26 nonmember To reserve, call (858) 454-5872 or visit


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Chabad Jewish Center hosts Avraham Cohen Chabad Jewish Center of RSF recently presented an exclusive evening with Avraham Cohen, the only surviving brother of Israel’s greatest spy, Eli Cohen. The film “The Impossible Spy” was shown — hosted by Dr. Bob Shillman. For more information, visit Valerie and Bruce Belsky

Charlie Zieky, Bob and Bari Berkman, Jim Hester

Howard Feldman, Barbara Feldman, Darlene Pidgeon

Host Dr. Bob Shillman, Rabbi Levi Raskin

Avraham Cohen with host Dr Bob Shillman

Maneck and Harriet Wadia Ed and Mary Jo Mirskey

Ilana Karp, Tami Gan

december days & nights December 20 - 23, 5 - 8pm Bring the family and make a night of it. The december days & nights package includes: one-night stay with S’mores and Snores for kids, breakfast and activities for two adults and two kids. All for $149.


treats (a la carte)

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sweet treats

gingerbread cookie decorating caroling seasonal hot cocoa / cider life size gingerbread house new

synchronized musical light show


PLUS special refreshments for grown-ups!

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Solana Beach’s Curve Couture launches upscale designer boutique for full-figured women What do Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn Monroe, and Kate Winslet all have in common? The answer? All of these iconically beautiful women were blessed with naturally endowed assets and a plethora of enticing curves. But while these women are indisputably worshiped as among the most sexy women to have graced Hollywood, the fashion industry counter-intuitively promotes size 00 rail-thin models in their fashion shows and advertisements. By today’s standards, Marilyn Monroe would be a size 14. And even more noteworthy is the fact that, according to Women’s Wear Daily, the average woman’s body size in America today is a size 14. Yet designers, fashion magazines and gossip tabloids continue to showcase the mannequin look popularized back in the 1960’s by Twiggy. In other words, when it comes to women’s fashions in today’s real world, we are experiencing a distinct reality disconnect. Enter Deirdre and Joel Mick, a husband and wife power couple, who after years of noticing the disturbing trend of designer boutiques offering smaller and smaller sizes to clientele, decided to launch Curve Couture, an upscale designer boutique in Solana Beach, created exclusively for women wearing sizes 12 and above. “Most upscale designer boutiques carry up to a size 10, if you’re lucky,” states Deirdre Mick. “For some reason, many wellknown fashion designers stop designing at size 10, which is fine for teenagers and possibly 20-year-olds, but beyond that it just really isn’t all that practical for the vast majority of women in America. I should know; I’ve been at least a size 12 for as long as I can remember, and I am proud of it.”

Store merchandise falls into three main categories located in three different physical sections of the store, to make shopping that much easier: Weekend Adventure, Impress the Boss, and Hot Date. Pieces and accessories are cleverly and thoughtfully mixed and matched according to each theme in order to make shopping a quick and easy proposition. Mick explains her approach to store layout and design: “The idea is to give the customers suggestions they can relate to. This is an art that has fallen away in recent years, and retail customers (no matter their clothing size) find themselves without any assistance or guidance while putting together outfits. We have done a lot of outfit design work for customers before they even enter the store, yet we also offer an extremely high level of personal service to ensure that customers select outfits that flatter their particular body type. This is what I believe makes us different from everyone else on the scene.” Curve Couture is located at 415 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, California 92075; in the Cedros Design District. For more information please visit or call (858) 847-9100.

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Earl Warren student wins artistic ‘peace’ competition (L-R) Contest winners (holding certificates): Cameron AshtianiEisemann, Carly Vertongen, Bijan Ashtiani-Eisemann, Bulent Erol, President, Del Sol Lion’s, Danielle Hsu, Joani Kerr, Assistant Branch Manager, Solana Beach Library. Danielle Hsu, a seventh grade student at Earl Warren Middle School has taken the first step to becoming an internationallyrecognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Del Sol Lions Club. On Nov. 7, the Del Sol Lions and the Solana Beach Library announced that Hsu was the local winner of the Lions Club International (LCI) 24th annual competition titled “Children Know Peace.” To compete, local 11, 12 and 13 year-olds joined more than 375,000 children from around the world in sharing their vision of peace in the form of a poster. Hsu was awarded $100 and will advance to the next level of competition. When asked for the motivation behind her artwork, the 11-year old replied, “You can’t accomplish peace with just one person, you all have to work together.” Other contest winners were 11 year-old Carly Vertongen, second place and recipient of $50, 11 year-old Bijan Ashtiani-Eisemann , third place and recipient of $25, 13 yearold Cameron Ashtiani-Eisemann, Honorable Mention. Del Sol Lion Joani Kerr, assistant

branch manager at the Solana Beach Library and Linette Page, first vice president, responsible for Del Sol Lion Programs and Service Projects, arranged the contest hosted at the Solana Beach Library. The poster was selected by Del Sol Lion and supporter of the arts Carol Childs, art teacher and former NASA illustrator Joel Harris, and Del Sol Lion President, Bulent Erol for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Children Know Peace.” “Hsu’s poster will advance to face stiff competitors through district, multiple district and international rounds of competition where she could potentially be declared the international grand prize winner,” Erol said. The international winner will be announced on Feb. 1, 2012 and will receive $5,000 plus a trip with two family members to the awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations in March 2012. 23 Merit winners will also be selected and receive $500 each. For more information on the Del Sol Lions, visit


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Vigilucci’s Ristorante La Jolla ■ 909 Prospect St., Suite 290, La Jolla ■ (858) 454-9664 ■ ■ The Vibe: Casually elegant, sophisticated ■ Signature Dishes: Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, Lasagna Pugliese, Cioppino, Piccata di Vitello (veal), Agnello del Colorado (lamb chop), Capesante ai Pomodorini Secchi (diver scallops) ■ Open Since: 2007 ■ Reservations: Yes

■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Take Out: Yes ■ Happy Hour: 4 p.m. to close SundayThursday; 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday ■ Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

Cioppino: Mussels, Manila clams, jumbo prawns, calamari, fresh fish, and diver scallops sautéed with roasted garlic in a zesty and thick tomato sauce

Agnello del Colorado: 10-ounce Colorado lamb chop, port wine reduction and mushroomsaffron risotto Capesante ai Pomodorini Secchi: Pan-seared diver scallops with minced red onion, pancetta, cherry and sundried tomatoes, cream and Cajun seasoning; served atop risotto cakes and sweet corn PHOTOS BY DANIEL K. LEW

With recipes from Milan and Village views, Vigilucci’s is a local favorite BY DANIEL K. LEW hen classic Italian cuisine meets the modern sophistication of La Jolla, one is likely to end up at Vigilucci’s Ristorante La Jolla. Roberto Vigilucci’s family of seven restaurants carrying his last name are spread throughout San Diego County with each location offering traditional recipes taken from his upbringing in Milan, Italy, along with slight modifications to suit each locale. Perched on a second-floor overlooking La Jolla’s bustling Village area, Vigilucci’s Ristorante serves a well-rounded menu of Italian favorites, and also adds contemporary dishes fit for San Diego’s modern-dining scene. “These dishes appeal to our customers who come from all over, whether it’s locals or tourists,” said Dana Sills, executive chef of the La Jolla location. “People want the classic Italian dishes and they also like the newer dishes.” Sills adds: “Roberto Vigilucci simply has a love for food, and you can see it in his eyes lighting up whenever we bring out a dish — and he reflects that at his restaurants, based on the premise of very good food, high-quality preparation and fresh ingredients.” Vigilucci and his chefs “pay attention to the details” in the preparation of ingredients complimented with a consistent cooking process. “In cooking, everything you do matters,” Sills said. “We make our own pastas, and we make our sauces and soup stock fresh, every day — it’s what helps


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■ This week: Vigilucci’s Seared Scallop and Fennel Risotto us stand out. Some people take shortcuts, but we take the time. When you’re using recipes handed down from Roberto’s grandmother and family, it’s very important to us to take the time and do the work. It makes a difference; you can taste it.” If it’s all about the sauce, Sills recommends the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese: Fresh homemade pasta tossed in a classic bolognese-style ragout. “The fresh ragout is cooked for hours with beef, chicken and veal; and simmered down,” Sills said. “The recipe came from Roberto’s family — it has not been altered and it’s still a favorite.” Even with some popular dishes like lasagna, Vigilucci’s find ways to improve upon some classics. During a recent trip back to Italy, Vigilucci tasted a local lasagna so irresistible he brought back its recipe. His restaurants now serve Lasagna Pugliese: Fresh homemade pasta sheets filled with mortadella, Parmigiano, fresh mozzarella and besciamella sauce.

The dining room opens to a patio overlooking La Jolla Village. “This lasagna has mortadella (a style of Italian sausage) making it different, and other ingredients like a creamy búchamel sauce and aged mozzarella,” Sills said. Seafood lovers will want to try the cioppino. Unlike many places that serve cioppino in watery stock, Vigilucci’s uses a family recipe and prepares it like a thick seafood stew — also arriving in a large, steel serving dish at one’s table. The generously-sized dish is filled with mussels, Manila clams, jumbo prawns, calamari, fresh fish, and diver scallops sautéed with roasted garlic in a zesty — and thick — tomato sauce. “The seafood is simmered in a spicy tomato sauce that thickens itself with fresh seafood stock that we make fresh every day,” Sills said. “The marinara makes a difference; the stock you use makes a difference — all these things add consistency, texture and flavor to your dish. When all the seafood and ingredients simmer together, you get a nice, thick soup — it’s

superb,” Sills said. Traditional Italian entrees like veal are also prepared with extra care, said Sills, who recommends Piccata di Vitello: Pan-seared veal scaloppine in a lemon caper sauce, served with spaghetti tossed in garlic and olive oil, and a side of seasonal vegetables. The veal is seared and simmered in a lemon, white wine and caper sauce with butter. Sills said “the veal is tender and juicy because it’s thin-sliced across the grain, gets pounded out, and soaks up all that flavor cooking in the sauce.” Another popular meat dish is Agnello del Colorado, which uses highly regarded Colorado lamb — touted for its flavor and texture. The dish serves a 10-ounce seared Colorado lamb chop, with a port wine reduction, and laid upon a bed of mushroom-saffron risotto. “Risotto is something we really love to do here,” Sills said. “Timing is so important; it has to be baby sat, constantly stirred, and watched until it’s done.” Vigiluc-

ci’s makes its risotto with Carnaroli rice — considered “the king of rices” — instead of the more common arborio rice. Coming up with contemporary dishes allow Vigilucci’s chefs like Sills to express their creativity in offerings like Capesante ai Pomodorini Secchi. Pan-seared diver scallops with cherry and sundried tomatoes, cream and Cajun seasoning are served atop risotto cakes and sweet corn. “Where we especially let our creativity flow is in the cooking-demonstration events and wine dinners,” which are held periodically with special, off-menu dishes paired with wines, Sills said. Vigilucci La Jolla’s floor layout gives patrons options to either enjoy fine-dining table service, step into a lounge/bar area next to the main dining room, or soak up SoCal weather on the spacious, outdoor patio with views of La Jolla Village below. Soft, Italian pop music playing on speakers, along with live music nightly, add to the restaurant’s relaxing atmosphere. In the back, a private banquet and meeting area — called the Wine Cellar Room — offers a glimpse into the establishment’s extensive wine selection. “We want everyone who comes here to feel welcome and special — to get to know you by name,” said general manager Maurizio Carbone. “All our servers are very knowledgeable and originally from Italy, so you get an authentic experience that goes with our good, flavorful food.”

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82nd Annual Candlelight Ball celebrates the start of the Holiday Season For the ninth consecutive year, philanthropist and newspaper heiress Betty Knight Scripps will serve as General Chairman of the 82nd Annual Candlelight Ball, to benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Through Mrs. Scripps’ generosity and leadership, the annual fundraising event has raised approximately $22 million to support lifesaving care at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The Candlelight Ball will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 3, at The Grand Betty Knight Scripps Del Mar. This highly anticipated and prestigious black-tie affair features spectacular holiday décor, exquisite dining and festive music from The Bob Hardwick Sound. “I am committed to supporting Scripps Health and the premier health care services it has provided to our community for more nearly 90 years,” says Mrs. Scripps, a Rancho Santa Fe resident. Mrs. Scripps is chairman of Scripps Enterprises, Inc., a private firm with holdings in publishing, real estate, oil and gas. Her philanthropies are numerous. In addition to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, they include the University of Virginia, the Miller Center – where she established the Scripps Library, the Mayo Clinic, the American Red Cross, Monticello, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the English National Ballet and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to name just a few. The Scripps League Education and Research Fund has provided financial assistance to students at Brigham Young University’s School of Journalism for many years. To learn more about the 82nd Annual Candlelight Ball, please call 858-678-6349 or visit

Women’s-only fitness and athletic training program offered in Solana Beach Kaia F.I.T. in Solana Beach is a women’s-only fitness and athletic training program. The program offers personal training in a group atmosphere. It emphasizes functional fitness training and muscle confusion in order to get fit, get healthier, get toned and/or lose weight. Kaia F.I.T. offers training for all fitness levels and ages, and guarantee fulfilling results within six weeks of training! Its program is fun, innovative and different than other “boot camps” because of the energy, the camaraderie, and uniqueness of the workouts. Kaia F.I.T. is designed by women for women and is results oriented. Fight hol-

iday weight gain through functional training, power yoga and pilates, TRX, cardiovascular training and nutritional guidance. In addition, the company offers Kaia Kids Kamps over holiday vacations. Session details: Maximum 15 women/ class; Nov. 21 -Dec. 24; four weeks, four days a week; Class times: 5:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 6:15 p.m.; Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Contact owner Tara Szen to sign up or for more information at 858735-7136;;;

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Eco-friendly Holiday Fest is Dec. 3 The “Form & Function Holiday Fest: Eco-Friendly, Artisanal & Handmade Holiday Benefit Show” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., at Form & Function, 414 South Cedros, in Solana Beach. Wabisabi Green, along with other eco-friendly vendors and local artists, will sell their products at Form & Function on South Cedros. This is a family fun event free to the public.

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is Nov. 16-20 One of the nation’s largest wine and culinary festivals heats up San Diego’s Bay for a world-class tasting experience right in San Diego’s own backyard. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival returns this Nov. 16-20 for a week of sensory overload and features over 100 wineries, San Diego’s top chefs and restaurants, cooking classes, wine tasting seminars, celebrity chefs and TV personalities, legendary winemakers and more. Voted one of BizBash Magazine’s 2011 “Top 100” events of the year, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world’s premiere wines and spirits that has helped shine the light on San Diego as a serious culinary hotspot. For more information, visit www.worldofwineevents. com

Birch Aquarium at Scripps announces Winter Evening Lecture Series The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from and connected to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries in hundreds of research projects underway on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. The lectures will be held Dec. 12, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP requested: 858-534-5771 or at aquarium. For more information, visit www.aquarium.ucsd. edu.


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Art builds on architecture in ‘Fallen Star’ exhibit BY WILL BOWEN If all has gone according to plan and the weather has cooperated, by the time you read this a very large crane will have slowly and carefully lifted a small, 15foot by 18-foot New England-style house (painted baby blue with white window trim and weighing 70,000 pounds) over 100 feet into the air and placed it on the edge of the sevenstory roof at the Jacobs engineering building at UCSD where it will hang precariously over the quad, far below. This precise, complex, and costly feat of engineering is not undertaken for utilitarian purposes — no one is going to live in the little house or take university classes there — it is all being done purely for the sake of art. The house, modeled after a real home in Providence, Rhode Island and built by artist Do-Ho Suh, is the 18th and latest edition to the 30-year-old Stuart Collection of site specific sculptures that dot the

UCSD campus. It is the most complex project to date. The work is called “Fallen Star,” and the name is meant to convey the notion that the little house was uprooted by some natural or supernatural force or disaster (perhaps a tornado), whirled through the air, and fallen to rest on the top of the stern and modern Jacobs Engineering Building. It’s a lot like Dorothy’s house in the movie “The Wizard Oz,” which was spun all the way from Kansas to Munchkin City in the merry old land of Oz. The artist, Do-Ho Suh, was born in Korea and earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Seoul National University. He received additional training in America at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. He says “Fallen House” is about “displacement” – his personal experience of being uprooted and displaced from Korea to America, and on a larger scale, how university students are displaced from their homes

in communities all across the country and the world, and brought to the sometimes impersonal and highly competitive atmosphere of UCSD, where there is nothing like a “home” anywhere in sight. Suh’s “house” will be positioned dangling over the edge of the rooftop with the floor set at an angle. It will be a startling and odd sight seen from afar. Art viewers brave enough will actually be able to go up to a rooftop garden – to ponder the house and the grand views of the campus and surrounding communities. Suh says he likes the marriage of the two diverse architectural traditions of the house and the building, “I like the idea that the art becomes an actual part of the architecture.” The project, directed by Mary Beebe and managed by Mathieu Gregoire, was funded from private donations, as well as a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Not a penny of university money was used to build the de-

sign. Suh, who divides his time between Seoul and New York City, is a highly sensitive and intelligent master craftsman. He is a visionary who pays great attention to detail and thoroughness. Some of his other projects hang in The ‘Fallen Star’ house is a three-quarter-sized version of a small house places, like the in Providence, Rhode Island. It will be erected on the seventh-floor roof Guggenheim of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Building 1 (Jacobs Hall). The Museum and entire sculpture consists of the house, cantilevered at an angle from the Museum the corner of the building, integrated to a structural concrete slab, with of Contempo- a roof garden on the existing building. Access to the artwork will be rary Art Los via Jacobs Hall sometime in January 2012. Angeles. They ARTIST PHOTOS COURTESY OF DO HO SUH STUDIO include a large cloth model of memorable experience for composite of all the faces his traditional Korean home everyone to think about.” from his graduating class. that can be transported in a If you can muster the Suh’s greatness seems suitcase; a samurai-like nerve to enter the house, to be his ability to take the standing cloak statue made which is more than halfway artifacts from a personal exentirely of Korean army dog over the edge of the roofperience and craft them tags; and a monument and into an art project that has a top, you will no doubt have a floor piece held up by a breathtaking experience! universal appeal. Beebe conthousands of tiny figurines curs, stating that, “Fallen with faces created from a Star was built to create a

Happy Thanksgiving! THANKSGIVING AT THE RESTAURANT AT RANCHO VALENCIA We’re serving up a Thanksgiving treat that’s far from the ordinary at Rancho Valencia. Crafted from the finest local fare, Executive Chef Eric Bauer and Sommelier Jayson Knack have prepared a day full of favorites for the whole family to enjoy, plus something a bit new, too. Join us, won’t you?

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CyMo Foundation holding Christmas toy drive CyMo Foundation is holding its annual Christmas toy drive, in an effort to collect toys for children whose parents are recovering from drugs and alcohol. Each year, CyMo collects wish lists from children the charity sponsors – asking donors to fill their wishes, which range from socks to skateboards – while parents work to change their lives. There’s a growing problem in the San Diego community: prescription drug abuse. Recently, deaths related to prescription overdoses among young people have continued to increase. And CyMo Foundation – a small group of concerned people, including mothers who lost their children to the problem — is working to bring awareness to the community. Parents of five children who died of substance abuse

Free computer aid offered to seniors A free weekly program, “Computer Tutors for Seniors,” is being offered on Mondays under the auspices of Del Mar Community Connections at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, corner of Stevens and San Rudolfo. The program is open from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and held in the computer lab in the lower building at the church. Lucy Zizka and Alan Gootgeld, instructors, said the class offers help to anyone from absolute beginners to those who have specific questions. Assistance is given in setting up mail accounts, internet browsing or using Microsoft Office. No reservations are necessary. Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteerdriven organization dedicated to enriching community life by promoting independence and well-being among seniors and those with special needs, and making connections through social, health, educational, cultural and intergenerational programs. No advance registration is necessary.

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.

came together, in an effort to educate the public about this epidemic. Kiyan Yazdani-Zafar formed CyMo in 2008, three months after her son, Cyrus, overdosed on pain pills. The previous year, according to DEA statistics, within a 10mile radius near Yazdani-Zafar’s Carmel Valley home, 54 deaths were prescription drug related. Currently, CyMo reaches out at least twice yearly, in an effort to help underprivileged children and those whose parents are in recovery – at Christmastime and September before school. The charity donates new backpacks and toys. People can help raise money and donate toys this year several ways including: giving tax-deductible donations, visiting Target (,

Walmart (, or the stores’ websites where CyMo registers the children’s wish lists. The CyMo mission includes teaching drug awareness, educating San Diego youth and their parents, and providing funds for those who need recovery. And CyMo sponsors the Youth Ventures program, which keeps kids away from drugs and violence. The foundation also makes donations to several other San Diego area charities. Donations can be dropped off every Sunday now through Dec. 4 at the Fairbanks Ranch Farmers Market (Del Rayo Village, 16079 San Dieguito Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091). For more information please call 619-277-2781. Please visit Tax Id: 900446669.

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Breast Cancer stories: Eternal gratitude to the ‘pink sisters’ Editor’s note: This newspaper has been sharing several stories throughout last month and this month about people who have survived the disease, as well as those working to improve their odds. A conversation because of the risk of puncturing my lung. I with Joanna Baker: instead had a painful punch biopsy with a surgeon the very next day. When were you The following week I had a consult with diagnosed and what an oncologist. I, knowing nothing about type of diagnosis did cancer and wondering why I was put on you receive? such a “fast track” for all the scans and treatI was diagnosed ment, questioned the “important meeting” at my routine physiwith yet “another doctor,” my oncologist. I cal appointment, in didn’t feel that I had a “major healthy problate August 2008, lem” (despite the physical changes in my Joanna Baker with my primary breast appearance. I was working full time, physician. I was dicare taking for an elderly family member agnosed with a very and living what I considered to be an active late stage, left “necrotic” breast. The cancer 40-year-old life. I engaged in many fun hobhad spread through the breast tissue and bies: dance, clogging (a type of Irish tap skin and the majority of the breast was dance), walking, swimming, not to mention gone. This condition did not occur suddengardening and many social activities and ly; the visible physical changes appeared outings with my church and friends. I had with time and I was dealing with many criti- lots of energy, friends, ambitions and goals cal issues, including multiple family grief in that I set for my long future; after all, I was March and then again on May 2008. I also 45 years old, single and with no children. I had the dreaded “white coat syndrome.” had a life to live and my plans did not inThe fear of doctors and hospitals. clude cancer. However, my faith is strong and I I quickly learned in just a few short prayed for guidance and, in August 2008, I days that cancer was a serious and terminal went for a complete physical with a newlydisease/illness and that it had aggressively assigned primary female internal medicine “attacked” me. Upon hearing those dreaded physician. I knew that I had some type of three words, “You have cancer,” I knew that “abnormality” with my breast, but I never I needed to deal with it if I wanted to live. suspected cancer as there is no other family My oncologist explained to me that the member in my biological family with a canbiopsy indicated that I had an extremely cer diagnosis. large mass on my left breast/chest wall, My primary physician upon examining which had metastasized/spread through my me said, “This does not look good” as she skin, and that I required aggressive chemopulled the gown down to listen to my chest. therapy prior to surgery. The hope was to I could tell by her expression and tone that shrink the tumor and detach it from my my “problem” was a bigger concern than I lung and ribcage. I was diagnosed with adthought. My primary physician immediately vanced “ductile carcinoma” of the left sent me to the Breast Care Center in La breast. Mesa for a STAT mammogram and appointWhat type of treatment did you rement with the breast care specialist. I folceive? lowed my “marching orders” and not only I received four chemotherapy infusion had a mammogram (my first mammogram), (IV) treatments over a span of eight weeks of but I also had an ultra sound, as well. The AC—Adramyocin Citoxin (the RED killer “team” (medical) was not able to perform a dye), followed by 12 weeks of weekly Taxol needle biopsy that day as was recommended chemotherapy infusion treatments.

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Today we profile Joanna Baker. On Feb. 24, 2009, my complicated and major surgery was performed with a team of two doctors: a general surgeon and a plastic surgeon. I had a left radical mastectomy with several positive lymph nodes removed. The latisimus dorsiback flap was used to fill the chest cavity hole (from the mass) and skin grafted from my abdomen was transferred to secure the closure of the chest wall. My general surgeon was unable to close my chest with “clean margins” (no evidence of cancer) and so my “case” went before a “tumor board panel” and the outcome agreed upon was to perform aggressive post surgical radiation therapy and continue with one year of chemo infusions of Herceptin (a fairly new “miracle” drug for HER2 positive cases). My radiation therapy was delayed slightly as I needed more skin grafting on my chest. This additional surgery was performed on May 5 by my plastic surgeon. On June 2009, I was ready for radiation therapy, which I endured for five days per week for three long months: June, July and August. This was a very exhausting and fatiguing period for me and I had my own summer sunburn — and not from the California beaches. I continued with the Herceptin infusions every three weeks and celebrated my last infusion in the “chemo suite” on Nov. 11, 2009 (just in time for Thanksgiving). I SURVIVED and I AM ALIVE! Was there any one person that served as your rock during this time? My “journey was not complete without the strength of my faith and “sisters.” I waited until I was 45 years old to have one special, childhood wish granted and that wish was to have a sister. I was raised an only child, by a single parent (and no, I was never spoiled, just unconditionally loved). My wish was granted and I received my sisterhood, with my diagnosis of breast cancer. It was not really the way I would have planned this opportunity to gain sisters, but, after all, I’m not “In Charge.” I have a strong faith in

Christ and boy did I ever seek His love, guidance and support and healing touch during my “journey.” I never felt that I was “traveling” the “journey” alone. I had Christ as my leader and my many “pink sisters” in my pack. How did this diagnosis impact your finances? Did you have any insurance struggles? I was fortunate to have insurance through my occupation, which covered my entire medical treatments. Did this diagnosis impact your work? Unfortunately, my metastatic cancer illness interfered with my career in special education and I needed to apply for disability. As time passed, it became obvious that I was not going to be able to resume my job duties and so, in 2010, I went on permanent disability. Is there anything about this experience you want people to know? I am very grateful for the many positive prayers and energy that have been extended to me during this time, by my family, church family, many special friends and “chosen family,” as well as my pack of “pink sisters.” I am also grateful to all those survivors who have gone before me; whose strength, courage and inspiration touched my heart and life in a unique and very special way; I will remember them forever. I hope that there will be a cure for cancer very soon and that no one will have to endure the pain and suffering connected with this terrible disease. I wish that everyone “take responsibility” of their precious and priceless life, and seek intervention through routine and necessary screenings used for early detection to prevent this terrible disease of cancer from absorbing the right to enjoy and live a quality and priceless gift of life. — Positively and pretty in pink but not perfect, Joanna Baker.



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The Hutchins Consort will mix traditional baroque music with real-time computer animation and a world premiere at their Nov. 19 concert. Artistic director Joe McNalley is in the center of the photo, with his ‘giant.’

Hutchins Consort: They’re not just fiddling around BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT The Hutchins Consort is an unusual assemblage of local musicians, all of whom play violins. The instruments are actually a family of eight violins, each one pitched a half-octave from the next, ranging from an 11-inch treble to a 7-foot contrabass, all created by a single violinmaker, the late Carleen Hutchins. Hutchins, who died two years ago at age 98, revolutionized the making of violins in the 1960s, and was rewarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship and legions of fans and disciples. In her long lifetime, she built only six full sets of instruments, one of which is in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Two of them belong to the Hutchins Consort, founded in 1999 by Joe McNalley, who first fell in love with one of Hutchins’ contrabass violins when he was a music student at UCSD and Hutchins was keynote speaker at the 1983 convention of the Acoustical Society of America in San Diego. McNalley, who has had a long and varied career in jazz and orchestral music, said he immediately “got hooked on the instrument.” “I tried to design one myself, but I couldn’t figure out the physics,” he said. “Dr. Hutchins gave me lessons over the phone, and we talked about getting a group together.” It wasn’t until 1998 that McNalley’s group coalesced, and bought a set of violins from Hutchins. The following year, they gave their first public concert,

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and they’ve been going strong ever since. An added blessing: the violinmaker left them another set when she died. McNalley, the Consort’s artistic director, does most of the octet’s arrangements, about 200 of the 250 pieces in their repertoire. It takes a pool of 18 musicians to make an octet, and ultimately the plan is to have a whole string orchestra. “It would be the first orchestra since the French kings with all instruments by the same maker,” said McNalley. That would put Hutchins on a par with the great 17th century luthier, Nicolo Amati. In performance, besides their high level of musical talent, the Consort also displays a wacky sense of humor. “I always thought classical music should be more fun,” McNalley said. “After all, we have fun doing it. We take the music seriously, but not ourselves.” If you’ve never seen them at play, their upcoming concert at the Neurosciences Institute would be a great time to start.

They’re featuring Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” not exactly an unusual choice. But the piece will include “Spontaneous Fantasia,” a live video show by multimedia artist J-Walt who will be creating real-time computer animation to accompany the music. The Consort will add some of their own improvisations, in true baroque tradition, and a few non-traditional instruments, like accordion and guitar. Also on the program is Bach’s “Concerto in E Major.” And for something completely different, there’s a world premiere: Jeff Harrington’s “Song of R’lyeh,” which mixes microtonal music with rockand-roll rhythms in a work inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, grandmaster of cosmic horror stories. R’lyeh is a lost underwater city where an evil deity is imprisoned in one of Lovecraft’s weird tales. McNalley said he met the Mississippi-born composer, who now lives in France, on Facebook. “I asked him if he’d be interested in writing something for the Consort, and three weeks later, the piece arrived! He uses an extended scale to evoke a weird, alien world. And he actually lived in a Brooklyn building that Lovecraft once lived in!” This month, after a successful East Coast tour, the Consort performed at the Acoustical Society of America convention, where McNalley first met Hutchins and her instruments. “A great privilege!” said McNalley. “We’ve come full circle!”

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Local resident offers two Eastern beauty practices under one roof Eyebrow threading, henna tattoo specialties at Raanya Salon in DM BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Growing up in India, Carmel Valley resident Shahin Pirani remembers how women would decorate themselves in elaborate henna body art for special events, and how people used nothing but a single thread as a hair removal device. “I came to the United States and everyone was waxing,” said Pirani, 47. “I was only used to threading but nobody here was doing it. In India it was just a basic need.” A few years back, Pirani came up with the goal of combining threading and henna body art into one business, and her idea of bringing those customs to the community came to fruition just over a month ago

when she opened Raanya Henna & Threading Studio at 1105A Camino Del Mar (corner of 11th Street). The word “raanya” is Arabic for “queen.” So how exactly does this ancient Eastern hair removal practice work? The practitioner stabilizes one end of a twisted cotton thread in the mouth, rolling it over unwanted hair. Either individual hairs or a whole row of hair, depending one what the threader is aiming for, gets caught in the thread and can then be removed at the follicle by lifting the thread upward. There are two eyebrow artists at Rannya, one of whom is Pirani’s sister, Gull, who has been practicing threading for more than 15 years. “This is her passion,” Pirani said. Gull is also traveling

to Vancouver, Canada, next month to take a special course in henna under Ash Kumar, one of the world’s leading henna and makeup artists. Pirani said she specializes in henna for weddings — It is a tradition for brides in India to get elaborate henna designed tattooed on the hands and feet. Women also get henna done for showers and pregnancies, and young girls often do henna on one another. It is completely safe and natural, Pirani said. The body art washes off in about two weeks. Pirani, a former fashion photographer who still practices as a hobby, has an eye for art — one of the reasons she was compelled to specialize in henna at her salon. She said she also overcame two

Shahin Pirani stands inside her business, Raanya Salon, which opened six weeks ago and offers henna tattoo and eyebrow threading, two traditional Eastern practices. PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN

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LOCAL FLAVOR After a year, Del Mar hot spot still keeping it stylish and simple BY CLAIRE HARLIN There’s an indescribably happy feeling Flavor Del Mar owner Jeff Hunter got the first time he raised the motorized blinds in his Del Mar Plaza restaurant to reveal a panoramic view of the ocean as the sun set into it, prompting every guest in the full dining room to applaud and cheer. That scene played out at Flavor’s opening exactly a year ago, and it’s never gotten old as Hunter has relived it over and over again. It also hasn’t gotten old to the solid base of locals who have not only made Flavor a success but have shaped its identity over the last year, Hunter said. “It’s been great seeing people come through and smile and compliment us on what we’re doing,” said Hunter, a Rancho Santa Fe resident. “Locals in Del Mar, they want to feel like it’s their own.” But after a year, Hunter also

Left to right: General manager Jerome Astolfi, owner Jeff Hunter and new executive chef Brian Redzikowski. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN Above: Every seat in Flavor Del Mar’s dining room provides ocean views.

said he’s learned a few things and isn’t afraid to make changes. For example, a month or two after the restaurant opened, Hunter decided he didn’t like the chairs and invested in cozier seating. What might possibly be Flavor’s biggest change happened less than a month ago when Flavor’s team brought in a new chef — former “Iron Chef America” contestant Brian Redzikowski — to totally revamped the menu and reorganize the kitchen. Though the theme of the menu hasn’t changed from

being “simple yet sophisticated” California coastal cuisine, Hunter said, guests will notice a few new names and items on the menu. Instead of burgers, Flavor will be offering sliders, and another highlight is the small, pickled potatoes — Hunter’s fave — an original recipe fashioned after salt-and-vinegar chips. “The food was good before but people can really tell a difference, definitely for the better,” said Hunter, adding that one of the best things about the menu is that it’s not an intimidating read.

“There’s no need to have a five-word description of a cheese or a bun,” he said. “It’s just simple food done well.” Redzikowski said his menu is simple, with dishes generally not exceeding three ingredients, and he played it safe when choosing items. “Nobody’s going to be our guinea pigs,” said Redzikowski, who recently worked as executive chef at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. “I want to stick with what I know works.” He said “everything’s good,” but some features of

the menu include a tuna tart, deep fried catfish and a pork chop. Jerome Astolfi, Flavor’s general manager, said the lobster tempura, tuna tacos and the lobster cavatelli pasta are a few of his favorite items on the menu. He said in the restaurant’s next year, he looks forward to catering more toward the loyal local clientele, and he’s exploring the idea of implementing a VIP program in which regulars can accrue credit in accordance with how much they spend at the

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order to feel heard by him. It is no wonder that you question how much tolerance you have left for this relationship. However, if you can start by making an agreement with him that all communication between you two must be respectful, then you will have a much better chance of working out your disagreements. So before we can talk about tips for fair fighting, you need to make sure you have your resentments and mistrust in check. This means that, even if you feel highly resentful or mistrustful, try to speak from a place of respect, keeping in mind that this is someone you care about—even if you are not feeling it in the moment! (We don’t even need to mention that physical abuse is off the table, right?) Here are some tips: 1. Forewarn your partner that you have something you want to talk to them about and to ask them when a good time to talk would be. Make an agreed upon date and time and show up in the right frame of mind. This will give you some time to breathe and think about what you want to say from a respectful place. Try your best not to fight in front of your children. You can have calm discussions in which your children witness conflict resolution modeled, but if you know you have a lot of built up intensity around an issue, make sure you do it away from the children, and ideally, when they are not in the house at all. Kids who witness disrespectful communication between their parents grow up doing the same thing in their future relationships. 2. Remember that the point of the conversation is to understand each other and not to be right. It is also about taking accountability and coming up with an agreement about how to deal with the issue and what is needed to resolve it. Remember that you are looking for a “win-win”, “we’re-on-the-same-team” solution. Make an agreement that you will each have your turn to state your case. Take time to discuss the pros and cons of different proposals and remember that you will need to compromise. 3. Do not speak from a place of attack. Commenting on your husband’s behavior is much different and better than commenting on who he is as a person. No character assassination or verbal abuse allowed! Let your husband know how his behavior makes you feel. When you are in the position of listening, try to put yourself in the his shoes and see his perspective of the situation. Pay attention to listening versus building your defensive rebuttal. Let your husband know that you’ve heard what he said. This does not mean that you agree with his position, but that you heard what he said and that it makes sense in his world given who he is. Then take your turn helping your husband to understand

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your side. Give each other equal time in the conversation, yet don’t let the argument go on for too long. 4. Don’t use black and white terms like “you always” or “you never”. This only intensifies the other’s reactions and is usually not true. Also, using ultimatums or threats— like threatening divorce—as a way to get your partner’s attention is not productive and precisely what we call “unfair fighting”. 5. Deal with one subject at a time. Don’t bring up a lot from the past unless you are talking specifically about the past and trying to heal that. Stick to the current issue at hand rather than pulling out the laundry list of past misdeeds. When you start to blend issues then it does start to feel like an attack. 6. If the fight gets too intense and you cannot manage your emotions, call for a time out and make an agreement about when you will resume the conversation. Never try to force your partner to stay in the argument. This


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Bob Filner addresses RSF Dems


ongressman Bob Filner, a mayoral candidate, discussed his vision for the city of San Diego on Nov. 11 during a Rancho Santa Fe Democrat Club meeting at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach.

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TPHS Players performing ‘The Pierglass’

Santa Fe Christian honors veterans Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach hosted breakfast on Nov. 9 for more than 100 veterans representing the Army, Navy, and Marine and Air Force branches of the military. Santa Fe’s annual Veterans Day event serves to honor all military veterans and promote patriotism among the students. USMC Colonel John Robertus (Ret.) shared experiences from his 28-year career with the students and veterans.

Pictured above: Darrell Enderlin, 1st Sergeant in the USMC ,who served in Cuba and Austria and Jack R. Bennett, Master Sergeant US Air Force, who served in Korea and is the father of Santa Fe’s Head of Schools Dr. Tom Bennett. Santa Fe Christian Schools is a Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school located in Solana Beach, CA. For more information please contact us at: (858) 755-8900 or www. Photo Courtesy

Torrey Pines High School Players will present “The Pierglass” at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 15-18 at The Black Box. “The Pierglass” by Tom Norton is an American premier of a “Fringe First” award-winning production by Young Pleasence Ensemble, Edinburgh, Scotland. The TP Players is the first theatre company in America to produce “The Pierglass.” By turns hilarious and suspenseful, this wonderfully Gothic melodrama tells the story of a motley theatrical troupe whose innumerable and confusing productions slowly begin to mirror the real life of the seaside town into which they have arrived to perform. Scheming actresses, aspiring hopefuls and dashing heroes rub shoulders with some truly dastardly villains and blushing young heroines. “The Pierglass” is suitable for all age groups. Plot summary courtesy of Young Pleasence Ensemble. Visit for information and reservations.

Canyon Crest Academy presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Don’t miss Canyon Crest Academy’s production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” a dark, provocative comedy by American playwright Sarah Ruhl, which focuses on society’s obsession with technology. “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will run until Nov. 18. Mature audiences only. Tickets can be purchased from or at the door of the Black Box Theater at CCA, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego.

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San Diego Self Storage launches Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is now sponsoring its 13th annual holiday toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots by collecting toys at each of its 16 locations throughout the greater San Diego region. The Marine kickoff event aboard the USS Midway will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and admission is free with a new, unwrapped toy. Festivities include raffles, prizes, and refreshments. The SDSS Toys for Tots booth will be open from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. The drive will continue with a collection at the San Diego Charger home game scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11, at Qualcomm stadium. During the toy drive, all San Diego Self Storage facilities will also be conducting raffles for a $100 credit toward a tenant’s storage rental (new or existing tenant); to enter the raffle, individuals may simply sign up when dropping off a new, unwrapped toy. The collection ends at 6 p.m. on Dec. 19 and the drawings will be held at each location on Dec. 20. For further information, call (858) 909-0090 or visit

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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take care of your son or daughter that is underneath meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; This column presents soldier stories to provide readers insight into the lives of our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heroes.

BY JEANNE MCKINNEY Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awe-inspiring to see United States Marine Corps aircraft flying solo, side-by-side, or in a squadron. These sleek and technologically-advanced combat machines are piloted by highly-trained professionals. As they zip across the azure blue, they fire-up the senses with vapor trails and engine noise and leave us with a feeling of â&#x20AC;&#x153;being watched over.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; To our troops under enemy fire in foreign lands, the sight of these American flying bombers can mean â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first night of sleep in a long timeâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Marine is a rifleman firstâ&#x20AC;Śand has to lead Marines up the hill if necessaryâ&#x20AC;? was a distant call when Philip Kendro attended Herndon High School in Reston, Virginia. Graduating with a fouryear Navy Junior ROTC scholarship, he was accepted to Penn State University. Kendro heard the call when he met the Marine Corps, and switched from the Navy to the Marine program his third year at Penn State. He was eager to

SOLDIER STORIES join a family of elite warriors who work together for each mission, watch out for one another at all times, and never leave a brother on the battlefield. In 1995, with a history degree under his belt, this ambitious young Virginian came into the famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marine Esprit de Corpsâ&#x20AC;? with a boyhood dream to fly airplanes. Adventure, world travel, and duty were lined up in front him like the instrument panel Major Philip Kendro would one day command in the cockpit of a revolutionary aircraft. Calls to be a part of Marine Corps battle lore and participate in rare assignments were in his future. Philip emerged from three years of officer training and flight school with the military occupational specialty (MOS) to fly an AV-8B Harrier with call sign â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blo.â&#x20AC;? He describes his aircraft as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the most premium close air support fixed wing in the world.â&#x20AC;? During the Cold War, the Marine Corps looked upon the British idea of creating a short take-off and landing vertical aircraft as â&#x20AC;&#x153;something good for us.â&#x20AC;?

Imagine a war plane going at jet speed, yet able to take off, hover, and land on a postage stamp, like a helicopter. In the mid-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s, Kendro timelines that â&#x20AC;&#x153;We brought the first A and then B model Harrier on board to fit the needs of an expeditionary warfare unit.â&#x20AC;? The AV-8B Harrier is a one-seater and can take off and land five different ways from amphibious ships. Its solo pilot paints the picture, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most are short takeoffs (STO). We can take-off and land anywhere from zero (like a helicopter) to 160 knots (jet speed) and can even do a rolling vertical landing (RVL). Being able to come in at a much higher glide slope got us into not runways, but highways or staging out of soccer stadiumsâ&#x20AC;? (as in the 1990s Persian Gulf War). â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we press forward upon the shore, we can carry heavier bombs and missiles, put more gas in, and destroy targets close as possible.â&#x20AC;? He adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about supporting the grunts. Ninety-five percent of what we do is close air support and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so good at it.â&#x20AC;? In 2003, Kendro was on the ground, as a Com-

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get rid of Saddam Hussein. We had to transport fuel. Travelling roads for hundreds of miles with our fuel tanks, the tension was high we would get shot on the nose.â&#x20AC;? His most dangerous and challenging mission was â&#x20AC;&#x153;getting the fuel to the bases, establishing security on the base for the first time, and detonating thousands of pounds of old Iraqi ordnance.â&#x20AC;? In 2004, Kendro went over with Fixed Wing Attack Squadron (VMA) 214,

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the Black Sheep out of Yuma, Arizona. The Marines were put to the ultimate test in Fallujah 1 and 2, fighting the insurgency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a unit far on the Syrian border that hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t slept for days, because they were under constant mortar attack. The insurgency heard our jets overheard screaming down upon them. Once again, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supporting our guys so they can do their mission.â&#x20AC;? Back on the ground in Iraq, 2007, this 30-something guy led a small team with Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO). He and his Marines worked with the U.S. Army and provided ground and air support. Again, with ANGLICO, he played the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fatherly roleâ&#x20AC;? to a bunch of Marines and Sailors he took to Australia for training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a pilot taking care of myself. Now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking care of hundreds of warriors, making sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on task and staying out of trouble. That forced me to grow.â&#x20AC;? Phil reflects on his career, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The decisions I made were always to keep my Marines and sailors safe and to complete a mission.â&#x20AC;? Being able to take people to different lands, to be part of combat history â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to experience such camaraderie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these are amazing opportunities and rewards for Kendro. He is a proud husband and father of an active 2-year-old who carries his name, with a daughter on the way. His wife was the only one who showed up for her Navy Nurse interview on Sept. 12, 2001 and joined the Navy that same day. Kendro offers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority now in the Marine Corps signed up after 2001,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;that says something about her and about a lot of people Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m associated with.â&#x20AC;? Mothers have called this leader of Marines, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a single mom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my only child. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have him deploy.â&#x20AC;? With great empathy, Phil would reply, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;am, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an only child. My mother is a single mom and, understandably, she knows itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be difficult for her, but she also understands that is what I signed up to do.â&#x20AC;? He was able to reassure, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will take care of your son or daughter that is underneath me.â&#x20AC;?

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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN For the first time in nearly two months, Cathedral Catholic actually trailed in a game, and for the first time in longer than that, the Dons were involved in a game that was still competitive in the fourth quarter. But the Dons broke open a tie game with two fourth quarter touchdowns to defeat St. Augustine 17-3 in an Eastern League finale for both teams on Nov. 11. The Dons extended their winning streak to seven games. The Dons snapped a 3-3 tie with less than five minutes left in the game on Xavier Ulutu‘s scoring run from the 3. Alex Edwards returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown that extended the Dons lead to 17-3. J.J. Stavola rushed for 120 yards on 28 carries to lead the Dons. The Dons trailed early on a St. Augustine field goal early in the first quarter, but they tied the game late in the quarter on Christian Fanning’s 30-yard field. The Dons hadn’t trailed in any game since a 48-14 loss to Helix on Sept. 16 and had outscored their opponents by a combined 170-19. They were involved in a game that was competitive in the fourth quarter for the first time since they defeated Torrey Pines 13-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 9. The Dons improved to 5-0 in league and 9-1 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian trounced Horizon 48-14 in a Coast League game on Nov. 11 as the Eagles extended their winning streak to nine games in their regular season finale. Tony Miro rushed for 133 yards on 12 carries to lead the Eagles. Eagles quarterback Connor Moore was three-for-five passing for 117 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Moore also rushed for 57 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. Grant Lucier rushed for two touchdowns for the Eagles. The Eagles improved to 5-0 in league and 9-1 overall for the season.

***** Torrey Pines lost to La Costa Canyon 28-7 in a nonleague game on Nov. 11. The Falcons trailed 7-0 late in the first quarter when Brandon Williams scored on a 46-yard pass from quarterback Andre Perkins. Falcons running back David Bagby rushed for 47 yards on seven carries, and Andre Fargo gained 39 yards on 12 carries. The Falcons fell to 2-2 in league and 4-6 overall for the season. San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Escondido Charter 57-14 in a Pacific League game on Nov. 9. Lions quarterback Micah Weinstein completed 15 of 34 pass attempts for 217 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Adam Sloane had seven receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown and Ethan Laser caught seven passes for 101 yards and one touchdown. SDJA had trouble moving the ball on the ground, however. The Lions were limited to 80 rushing yards, with Weinstein leading the team in that department with 52 yards on nine carries. Jake Posnock led the Lions with 14 tackles, and Zach Smith had three tackles and two sacks. The Lions fell to 2-3 in league and 4-3 overall for the season. ***** Golf: Torrey Pines standout Hee Wook Choi took first place in the Southern California Regionals, leading the Falcons to a second place finish overall. Choi shot a two-under par 70 on an 18-hole course at The Golf Club in Rancho California on Nov. 10. Minjia Luo shot a 78 for the Falcons and Sarah Cho added an 81 score. Shiyang Fan contributed an 82 score, and Jennifer Peng added an 84. The Falcons were among three teams from the South who advanced to the state finals, which were scheduled for Nov. 15 at Poppy Hills Golf Course at Pebble Beach. ***** Volleyball: Canyon Crest Academy extended its winning streak to eight games as the Ravens defeated Point Loma 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-22) in a Division III playoff game on Nov. 11. Delaney Sullivan led the Ravens with 10 kills and Julia Braga-

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do added eight kills. Setter Kyana Miller contributed 14 assists. The Ravens improved to 9-1 in league and 23-12 overall for the season. ***** Torrey Pines defeated Rancho Bernardo 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 2511) in a Division I playoff game on Nov. 10. Savannah Rennie had 13 kills to lead the Falcons, who improved their overall record for the season to 25-8. ***** Cathedral Catholic defeated Santana 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-13) in a Div. III playoff game on Nov. 10. Morgan Cormier had 13 kills to lead the Dons and Krissy Witous added 10 kills. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 2914. ***** San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Lutheran 3-0 in a Division V playoff game on Nov. 9. Gabi Rothman had 14 kills to lead the Lions and setter Savi Lurie had 26 assists. The Lions improved to 7-10 overall for the season. ***** Field hockey: Torrey Pines defeated Otay Ranch 4-0 in a first-round Divison I playoff game on Nov. 12. Argery Stapakis scored two goals to lead the Falcons, and Hannah Bettencourt and Shaina Edlin each added one goal. ***** Water polo: Cathedral Catholic defeated Santa Fe Christian 18-7 in a Division V second round playoff game on Nov. 12. Robert Beck led the Dons with four goals and Jordan Colina had three goals and three assists. Cody Smith contributed three goals and two assists, and Austin Rone had one goal and five assists. Joe Cleary had five saves for the Dons, and Dylan Smith added one save. SFC advanced to the second round after defeating El Capitan 16-5 in the first round. Bennett Royce scored four goals to lead the Eagles, and Kade Shoemaker added three goals.

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‘JBowl’ proceeds go to charity


an Diego Chargers defensive teammates Jacques Cesaire and Quentin Jammer, and former Chargers punter Darren Bennett co-hosted the third Annual “JBowl” charity event at Kearny Mesa Bowl on Oct. 24. Funds raised benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research, as well as the Jammer Family Foundation in support of San Pasqual Academy, a school for foster teens. Participants bowled with their favorite current and former NFL players in attendance while sampling OneHope Wine and specialty drinks from Svedka and D’Lush, and mingled at food stations provided by Poway Sushi Lounge, Asti Ristorante, SaltBox, House of Blues, Rama, Cupcakes Squared, and Homies Buns. Visit for further information.

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BY DR. KEITH KANNER When you play with your kids, do you let them win? You really should if they are under the age of 10. Children between the ages of 4 and 10 are obsessed with the concepts of winning, losing, and fairness. After all, growing up means giving up all sorts of childhood fantasies that we, as parents, have always enjoyed. But, once children begin to dabble in the world of reality testing, they get disappointed, very disappointed and winning fills the gap of a major sense of losing which they all feel. The losses are huge and widespread during these years. Wishes to become superheroes, Princes and Princesses, and even your husband or wife, makes us all smile and the list goes on. But, nothing compares to the wish to be the only child, and this one really hurts the most once they experience the birth of a sibling. So, kids, like adults, try to find other ways to feel successful and winning is a primary way that kids try to erase their losing pains. It also is a way to build up a healthy ego that they need to have in place in order to make it through the adolescent years without too many scars. The problem, however, is that every other child at their stage of development is on that same page and compete with each other everywhere from the classroom to the football field and they face the music of having to tolerate the fate of reality â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that we win and lose about half the time. I think if we could all come to terms with this early in life and accept it, we all would be better off, but kids, especially little ones, which still includes 10 and 11 year olds, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to shake off the losing very well, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal. In fact, too much losing at once can kill a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirit pretty quickly.

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For example, my middle son is playing his first year of Pop Warner football. That is tackle football, by the way, which I have mixed feelings about at his age anyway due to the high level of competitiveness at this age. Meanwhile, our team began the season undefeated and were on a serious â&#x20AC;&#x153;winningâ&#x20AC;? high until we were handed our first loss. The emotional impact of that loss blanketed the team with such a sense of defeat that no matter what we did as the coaches, their spirit was killed. Even our team mom, who was a past Pepperdine University cheerleader, couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do enough back flips to get them past this loss. So, then after two more back-to-back losses, we have slipped to third place and the boys feel more like they are in last place. Welcome to the mental world of 9 year old boys. If they are going to win any more games this season, we are going to have to find some areas where they feel like winners and use that spirit to get them carry it on to the football field. Kids before adolescence need success and support to feel good about themselves before going into puberty. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like the pre-teen years are training camp for adolescence, where the more you practice and feel successful the smoother transition will be in store for those stormy teenage years. In fact, kids who feel good about themselves tend to be the healthi-

est â&#x20AC;&#x201C; kind of makes sense. Size also really matters for kids in this age group. In most cases, the bigger is considered better so bigger wins carry more weight and will often compensate for smaller losses. Here is where parents can come in particularly handy. If kids beat us at something, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big win. Whenever my kids beat me at something, they do feel better, especially if they won fair and square. Therefore, one way to help your kids feel like a winner is to lose to them and make a big deal that they beat you. Even having a small temper tantrum that you lost can go a long way in celebrating that your child beat you. It is also a great way to show them how ridiculous a temper tantrum looks in real life. But, the key is to help them feel great about their victory. I always tell parents that the two forums where you actually want your child to brag out loud is to you the parent and themselves. Bragging to their friends only creates greater competition, but bragging to mom and dad should be encouraged and celebrated. If parents canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle their child boasting about feeling good and victorious, then we have a real problem on our hands. Home is suppose to be a place to let your hair down and share how you are really feeling. As parents, we need to be that safe harbor where we can help our kids compensate for their losses by making them feel like winners. That old adage of toughing up is just that, an old adage. Just go back and watch â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Santini.â&#x20AC;? Sure, we can make too big of a deal about losing or getting hurt, but we can also minimize it which is equally a problem. Losing, like winning, are emotional moments which need to be experienced and processed or See KANNER, page B26

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Lucky Duck Foundation Swing & Soiree

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he Lucky Duck Foundation presented its third annual Swing & Soiree on Oct. 24 at the Santaluz Club. The fundraiser benefits the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Father Joe’s Villages, the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Visit

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ux Art Institute held an opening reception for New York City painter and new resident artist Emilio Perez on Nov. 12. Perez will be living and working at Lux through Dec. 10 as he creates a large-scale triptych inspiration by his proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Perez also plans to surf some of San Diego’s most distinct breaks while he’s here. Visit PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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VICTOR SHVAIKO’S TRATTORIA ALLA MADONNA 59 inches by 35. Paid $4800.00 insured for $6000.00. Featured in Architectural Digest. His first “major” piece. Selling for $499.00 Carmel Valley Asking: $499. 425-053-1200

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Rancho Santa Fe Review and provide to their children is knowing when their kids need some love or some “winning” feelings, which we can directly provide to them by just being gracious losers. Key Points: • Small children experience loss differently then older children and adolescents • Losing feelings are especially difficult for the 6 to 8 year olds • Too much loss during this time can lead to poor self-esteem in adolescence • Winning can lessen losing feelings • When kids beat their parents, it’s a big deal and a

big win • Parents need to be good losers too Dr. Keith Kanner is host/ anchor - Your Family Matters WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.

part of any healthy relationship. Differences and disagreements usually lead people to feel hurt and misunderstood. When people feel hurt, they usually get angry as a way to protect themselves. Feeling angry is not a problem if that anger is handled constructively and when you are each getting to what is underneath the anger. If you can learn to fight fairly you will have a great opportunity to enhance your relationship! Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D.

(Dr. He) and M’Lissa Trent, Ph.D. (Dr. She) are a married couple who have worked together for over 14 years coaching troubled relationships to clearer communication, deeper intimacy, and healthier partnership. See their web site at conjoint.html Please email any questions to: DrHanalei@ or DrMlissaTrent@aol. com . For more information on Relationship Advice for Men, go to on the web.


by: An Individual. The first day of business: not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Estee Gubbay, 17680 Circa Oriente, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 10-062011. Estee Gubbay. RSF198, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2011

children will learn that certain feelings are not okay. If a child determines that losing is a “bad” emotion, then a lot of kids will believe that losing is not tolerated inside or outside and here the real problems begin to form. On the other hand, no one will argue with the feeling of victory. These feelings win and lead to greater achievements. When kids win, they feel victorious and such feelings can then healthfully compensate for those “losing” feelings. As with other functions that parents serve

FIGHTING continued from page B15 makes your partner feel trapped like a caged animal, and he/she will act like one by fighting and clawing to get their way out. When either or both of you feel you have too much resentment or mistrust to have a fair fight, it is probably time to find a couples therapist. Remember that conflict in a relationship is very normal, inevitable, and an important

Holiday Jewelry Sale Nov. 17th 10am-5pm Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Pkwy Telepathic Communication Lecture Nov. 17th 6:30pm-8pm San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St, 92110 RSVP 619-243-3424 or www. SNAP’s “Extra Special” Rummage Sale Nov. 19th 8am-1pm Moonlight Beach Parking Lot, 400 B. St, Encinitas FCIA Adoption Event Nov. 19th 10:30am-1:30pm Petco Unleashed, 10625 Scripps Poway Pkwy, 92131 Adult Dog Foster Care Outreach Nov. 19th 11am-2pm Kahoots, 11965-A Bernardo Plaza Dr, Rancho Bernardo Holiday Bunny Photos Nov. 19th 12pm-4pm SDHRS Adoption Center, 4805 Mercury St, Ste. C, 92111 Wagging Winterland Nov. 20th Noon-4pm Sunshine Gardens Center, 155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas

CONFETTI is a 2-year-old tortoiseshell cat with big yellow eyes. Confetti is small, weighing just 7.5 pounds, but like her name, she has a lot of personality. Confetti is talkative and friendly and looking for a loving home. Her adoption fee is $99 including microchip identification. For a limited time, when you adopt one cat or kitten from Helen Woodward Animal Center, the adoption fee on a second cat or kitten is waived through the “Me and My Shadow” promotion. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered and have up-to-date vaccinations and microchip identification. Each adoptee will be given a Certificate for a free night stay at our Club Pet Boarding! Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information call 858-7564117, option #1 or log on to www.

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2011-030033 Fictitious Business Name(s): Jumping Bean Cafe Located at: 785 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA., 92083, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO. Box 1405, Vista, CA., 92085. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego county on: 8/27/2007, and assigned File No. 2007-030160. Is (are) abandoned by the following registrant (s): #1. Michael Brink, 1922 Moreno St., Oceanside, CA., 92054. #2. Brian Cloud, 1922 Moreno St., Oceanside, CA., 92054. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 10/25/2011. Michael Brink, RSF196, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011.

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Nutrition and you: November is American Diabetes Month BY PEGGY KORODY, RD, CLT For every day, week, and month of the year there is something to celebrate. Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers month and National Sleep Peggy Korody, RD, CLT Comfort month? Week one is Chemistry week, while week three is Game and Puzzle week. November 2nd is Deviled Eggs day and of course the 11th is Veteran’s Day. Being a Dietitian, I want to share that November is also American Diabetes Month. There are nearly 26 million children and adults in America living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our country. Yet most Americans don’t consider diabetes a serious matter as reported by the American Diabetes Association. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes. Also, diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. These are scary numbers, so what can you do about it? First we should look at the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes or previously known as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in children and young adults. With type 1 diabetes your body simply does not make insulin, which is a hormone that helps to convert carbohydrates (carbs) from our food into energy. Amazingly, only 5 percent of the people mentioned above have this type of the disease, which can be controlled with the help of insulin therapy. My focus with this article will be on type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease. With type 2 diabetes your body simply does not make enough insulin or your cells are ignoring the insulin. Why this happens is still unclear, but the fact that it is happening is important. Type 2 diabetes used to be called “adult onset”, because it mostly occurred in adults. Unfortunately, today it is more common to see children some as young as eight years old with type 2 diabetes. Why? Obesity! Scientists are studying why excess fat in our system turns off our ability to use insulin; in the meantime, type 2 diabetes is often treated with medications and/or insulin therapy. Here is a list of risk factors other than weight that put you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes: • Age greater than 45 years • Diabetes during a previous pregnancy • Excess body weight (especially around the waist)* • Family history of diabetes • Given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds • HDL cholesterol under 35 mg/dL* • High blood levels of triglycerides, a type of fat molecule (250 mg/dL or more)* • High blood pressure (greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)* • Impaired glucose tolerance • Low activity level (exercising less than 3 times a week) • Metabolic syndrome (consists of the starred* items above) • Polycystic ovarian syndrome • A condition called acanthosis nigricans, which causes dark, thickened skin around the neck or armpits Also, people from certain ethnic groups,

including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans, have a higher risk for diabetes. There is some good news though. If you catch the warning signs early you may be able to stop or reverse the disease. How? By implementing a proper diet, exercise, and weight loss plan if you are overweight. Please note if you need to lose weight, you don’t have to go crazy like on the “Biggest Loser”. Often just a 5-10% weight loss is all you need. Recently, when I was interviewing a diabetic about his diet, he told me he knew what to do; he simply does not eat cake! I would like to dispel the myth that you can’t eat cake. The goal of a diabetic diet is to keep blood glucose levels stable. Therefore, diabetics should eat three meals a day, spaced out at approximately the same time each day. They should also have the same amount of carbs at every meal. The amount of carbs you should eat varies depending on how active you are and what medications, if any, you are taking. But a good starting point is usually 45-60 grams of carbs per meal. Often people are confused about what foods contain carbs? The easy ones that most people know are starchy foods such as bread, rice, cereal, and crackers. Also there are carbs in fruit and fruit juice, milk, yogurt, beans, soy products (veggie burgers), and starchy veggies (potatoes and corn). They are also found in sweets and snack foods such as, soda, juice drinks, cake, cookies, candy, and chips. Besides knowing what foods contain carbs you need to know the serving size and how many carbs it contains. Typically, we look at 15 grams of carbs per serving such as, 1 small piece of fruit; a half cup of cereal, a third cup of pasta, or a slice of bread. As for that piece of cake; a two-inch square piece of cake, no frosting, contains approximately 15 grams of carbs. Therefore, if you were going to have that piece of cake with your meal that will leave you with 30-45 grams carbs to balance out the meal. It’s not just carbs a diabetic should be concerned about; it’s the whole meal or snack. Every time a carb is eaten, a little bit of protein should also be consumed. This helps to slow the absorption of the carbs into your bloodstream, which keeps your blood glucose (sugar) levels stable. It’s the spikes, up or down, in blood glucose that causes the internal damage to your body. As you can see, there is a lot to consider when making a healthy change to your diet. Besides carbs and protein, please remember if you are also trying to lose weight you have to keep calories in mind too. If you want to avoid heart disease, you need to limit the saturated and trans fat, and if you have high blood pressure look for foods with lower sodium. A diabetic diet may seem confusing at first but with the guidance of a registered dietitian, a plan can be prepared that will become habit in no time. It’s important to know that you don’t have to give up your favorite foods either; you just have to account for them in your diet. Look for my Jan. 17, 2012 cooking class (6:30-8:30 p.m.), which will feature recipes from my new cookbook, Little Hands in the Kitchen. Any child accompanying an adult will be free of charge! Let’s get them in the kitchen cooking! Peggy Korody is a Registered Dietitian and owner of RD4Health Nutrition Counseling, LLC in Rancho Santa Fe. She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist, helping people who suffer with food sensitivities which can lead to IBS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, and other inflammatory conditions. For more information, visit RD4Health. com or email, 858401-9936.

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The Bird Rock home of the late Judy and Herb Paige is the site of the Association of Realtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Holiday House charity event.

Realtors seek community help in holiday support of charities The late Judy and Herb Paigeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Bird Rock is the location of the San Diego Association of Realtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Holiday House charity event. The home, at 5204 Chelsea St., is dressed for the holidays and the month-long donation program in support of 11 different charities. Find complete details at Holiday_House.php. There will be a Holiday House Celebration there from 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, when guests are asked to bring a donation or make a financial contribution (minimum $25) to the Holiday House project. The home is listed for sale at $7.5 million by the beneficiary of the estate. Reserve a ticket at and include contact information. Items needed include clothes, shoes and coats for all ages; kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; carseats, baby supplies and diapers; nonperishable packaged and canned food; new and unwrapped toys and games; school supplies and backpacks; kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; books and videos, art supplies; bicycles, tricycles and helmets; sports equipment; tools and hardware; gift certificates; gas, food and phone cards; amusement park movie and sports passes; appliances; furniture; computers and laptops; household goods; kitchen utensils; personal hygiene products; and linens, bedding and towels. The Charities: 1) Homefront San Diego: homefrontsandiego. org; provides a hand up to military families in their time of need. 2) Adopt-A-Classroom:; makes a positive

Contacts â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday_House.php â&#x20AC;˘ (858) 715-8000 difference, for ages 5-10, in poverty- stricken schools 3) Beckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House:; aides victims of domestic violence 4) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All About the Kids:; committed to the advancement of children through music, the arts and the generosity of corporations and individuals. 5) Marine Toys for Tots:; collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December to distribute to needy children. 6) The Salvation Army:; its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 7) San Diego Armed Services YMCA:; for 90 years, the ASYMCA has worked to improve the lives of local ju-

nior enlisted service members and their families in mind, body, and spirit by providing free programs and services relevant to the unique challenges of military life. 8) San Diego Center for Children: centerforchildren. org; promotes the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities by providing an array of proven and effective mental health, educational, and social services. 9) San Diego Food Bank: sandiegofoodbank. org: provides food to people in need, advocates for the hungry and educates the public about hunger-related issues. 10) Second Chance:; creates opportunities for self-sufficiency by providing job readiness training, employment placement, housing and life skills for homeless and unemployed men, women and youth. 11) West Senior Wellness Center: servingseniors. org; provides services to culturally diverse, low-income, at-risk seniors in downtown San Diego.

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$338,800, 2 BR, 2 BA 12364 Carmel Country Rd, Unit C108 Devon Boulon/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (858) 335-2008 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $348,800 2 BR, 2 BA 12364 Carmel Country Rd, Unit C208 Devon Boulon/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (858) 335-2008 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $482,500 3 BR, 2.5 BA 3929 Caminito Del Mar Surf Christel Carlyle/Coldwell Banker (858) 774-3025 Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm $559,000 2 BR, 2.5 BA 11243 Carmel Creek Catherine Fagan/Coastal Premier Properties (619) 806-2284 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $699,925 4 BR, 3 BA 13559 Lopelia Meadows Place Dan Conway/Prudential CA Realty (858) 243-5278 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $717,500 4 BR, 3 BA 13557 Lopelia Meadows Place Dan Conway/Prudential CA Realty (858) 243-5278 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $754,900 4 BR, 3 BA 11438 Pleasant Ridge Joseph and Diane Sampson/Sampson California Realty (858) 699-1145 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $789,000 4 BR, 3 BA 4259 Federman Lane Dan Conway/Prudential CA Realty (858) 243-5278 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $1,198,000 4 BR, 3 BA 12806 Seabreeze Farms Monica Kiy/Sampson California Realty (858) 344-2523 Sat-Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm $1,199,000 5 BR, 4.5 BA 13669 Winstanley Way Charles & Farryl Moore/Coldwell Banker (858) 395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00pm $1,279,000 5 BR,4 BA 5478 Rider Place Charles & Farryl Moore/Coldwell Banker (858) 395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00pm $1,289,000 4 BR, 4 BA 13138 Winstanley Hami Raafat/Sampson California Realty (858) 829-9394 Sat 12-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

DEL MAR $855,000 3 BR, 2.5 BA Toni Cieri/Re/Max Distinctive $999,000 4 BR, 3 BA Elizabeth Lasker/Del Mar Realty Associates $1,495,000 2 BR, 2 BA Toni Cieri/Re/Max Distinctive $1,530,000 4 BR, 3.5 BA Ashley Roberts/Prudential CA Realty $1,895,000 8 BR, 7 BA Becky and June Campbell/Coldwell Banker $1,990,000 2 BR, 2 BA Toni Cieri/Re/Max Distinctive

15852 Caminito Cantaras (858) 793-8725 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3095 Caminito Sagunto (858) 481-8185 Sun 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm 1095 Klish Way (858) 793-8725 Sat 1:00 pm -4:00 pm 1930 Seaview Ave. (619) 559-0571 Sun 2:00 pm -4:00 pm 15185 Sun Valley Ln (858) 449-2070 Sun 1:00 pm -4:00 pm 152 8th Street (858) 793-8725 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

RANCHO SANTA FE $1,089,000 3 BR, 2 BA 5838 Linea Del Cielo Joseph and Diane Sampson/Sampson California Realty (858) 699-1145 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm -4:00 pm $1,929,000 4 BR, 5.5 BA Polly Rogers-Host Andy Ashton/Prudential CA Realty

7233 La Soldadera (760) 716-3506 Sun 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$2,950,000 4 BR, 4.5 BA Bryson/Smith/Ellen/MaryAnn

18620 Via Varese (858) 945-2522

Sat 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

SOLANA BEACH $1,250,000 4 BR, 3 BA Toni Cieri/Re/Max Distinctive

728 Castro St (858) 793-8725

Sat 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

SAN DIEGO $805,000

4 BR, 3 BA

Charles & Farryl Moore/Coldwell Banker $839,000-$869,000

12253 Misty Blue Court, Scripps Ranch (858) 395-7525 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

5 BR, 3 BA, 11595 Quinalt Point, Scripps Ranch (858) 750-9577 Sat 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Kevin Cummins/Coldwell Banker

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Offered at $2,450,000-$2,795,876

Ocean views from almost every room of this mostly single level 3/4 acre estate property! 5+bedrooms, 7+ baths, pool, sport court, game room, exercise room, theatre, guest house and elevator. Elaine Robbs and Gina Hixson (858) 405-9100 Deadline for the print Open House Directory is 10:30am on Tuesday *Free to current advertisers with agreements, $25 per listing without a current agreement.


November 17, 2011


Spectacular View home at the Bridges of Rancho Santa Fe~ Reminescent of Tuscany ~ Panoramic Views~ Gorgeous Lighting and Romantic Sunsets~ Spacious 9100 + Sq Feet or Pure Elegance~ Huge Master Suite on Main Level ~ Resort Quality Master Bath Complete with Huge His and Hers Wardrobes... Fully Customized Library, Reading Room, Media Room, Gourmet Kitchen.. Truly a Culinary Suprise... Huge Walk In Pantry, Butlers Pantry Too!.. All en suite bedrooms and baths, Guest Suite on First Level, Huge Family Room with Boxed Beam ceilings, Custom Cabinetry, Infinity Edge Pool, Spa, Built in BBQ, 4 car Garage... 5 Spacious Bedroom + Library... 2 office suites and 6 baths.. All this and More... Opportunity Priced ... The Best of the Best... Every Day is A Holiday at the Bridges... Offered at $3,699,000


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Panoramic Views from this spectacular Alta Mar Plan IV... Gorgeous Inside and Out! 4 br 3 baths, beautiful elevated lot, ocean breezes, perfect for entertaining year round. Lovely garden, cul de sac street, private & lovely setting. No mello roos,.. walk to parks, shopping, schools..


Live at the beach ! Amazing single level sensation. Great room with hardwood floors & cozy fireplace. Spacious Master Suite. Sunny & Bright Gourmet Kitchen. Large deck/yard for entertaining. R-2 zoning allows for great possibilities. Steps to Del Mar Village, Powerhouse Park & white sandy beaches...Talk about location!


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Gorgeous Home on Exceptional Lot ~A tropical oasis, grounds complete with lagoon pool, lanai, bubbling fountains & Jacuzzi.built in bbq, pacific breezes.. 4 br + office/media center + detached guest house, 3 car garage, custom builts ins, huge master suite..New on Market.. A Must See..

Offered at $1,575,000

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Gorgeous home on spectacular 1/3 acre lot~ Stunning Westerly Views~ Light, Bright, Private Setting, 5 br 4.5 baths, Full bed & bath on first floor, Spacious Master Suite with Retreat/Study ~ 3 cozy fireplaces~ Gourmet Kitchen, Spacious Family Room, Cul De Sac Street~ First time on Market... A Must See

Opportunity Priced~ $1,375,000


wonderful Holiday Season! Good Health & Happiness to You and Yours in 2012.


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Stop the Car! This home is a sweet suprise! Lovely 3 br + office remodel. Granite countertops, gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, Master on First Floor, Remodel Baths with Travertine & Stone, Wonderful Back Yard with Terraced Ocean Views~ An Entertainers Dream... Moments to Award Winning Schools, Shopping, Beach

Priced to sell... $569,000

Gorgeous is an understatement. Master suite on first level. Soaring ceilings, custom molding, designer flooring. Dramatic yet inviting, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, every detail is extraordinary. Glitz and sophistication says it all. Views picture perfect inside and out.

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