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Vol. 101, Issue 50 • December 12, 2013


Enlightening La Jolla Since 1913


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La Jolla on Parade

Next harbor seal pupping season starts Sunday

See Seals PUPPING SEASON, A10 Four-year-olds Lola Conway, Simone Mathys and Kade Gibbons are all smiles as they await the annual parade and the arrival of Santa Claus, Sunday afternoon. Photos by Greg Wiest

La Jolla High Vikings hoopsters lose to Kearny Komets, A20

C Profile of La Jolla’s iconic diving club, Bottom Scratchers, B1

Beach closure?

By Ashley Mackin As the first day of harbor seal pupping season approaches (Dec. 15), so does a decision by the San Diego City Planning Commission regarding the seasonal closure of Children’s Pool (aka Casa Beach) during the pupping season. On Dec. 12, the Planning Commission will discuss an amendment to the Local Coastal Program and a Municipal Code amendment that would make it illegal for any person to be on the Children’s Pool beach — starting from the lower stairs to the beach beginning with the second landing — from Dec. 15 to May 15. Here’s a recap of developments leading to this point that have occurred this year:

Funds set Children’s Pool beautification project in motion, A4

La Jolla Post Office safe for foreseeable future, A8

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hildren dressed for the cool weather as they smiled and waved to the assortment of floats, marching bands, cowboys and beauty queens, making their way down Girard Avenue in the 56th La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival, Dec. 8. Local politicians and business owners, along with dance teams, the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and classic cars advanced the parade route with little elves-for-a-day running alongside tossing candy canes to the crowd. n See more parade photos, B18 and B20

Planners: It’s a go for La Valencia’s new sidewalk café By Pat Sherman During its Dec. 5 meeting, the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) went against the advice of its subcommittee, the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) Committee — voting to approve plans for a sidewalk café to accompany the new Café La Rue at La Valencia Hotel. La Jolla The Planned Community District OrdiPlanning nance (PDO) subAssociation committee unanimously approved the plans in October, though DPR members rejected the plans in November, after the hoteliers made revisions based on the group’s input. The DPR vote was split, 3-3; its chair, Paul Benton, cast the determining vote against the project. Representing Pacifica Companies, which owns the hotel, Carey Algaze noted that See Sidewalk Cafe, A14

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Kudos to the Green Team


ird Rock Elementary School’s new student club — the Green Team — was formed to raise awareness and promote environmentally positive behavior. The club’s first order of business has been to encourage recycling at the weekly Pizza Wednesdays on campus. The Green Team looks forward to educating the Bird Rock community on ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to lessen our carbon footprint and create life-long green habits. — Jennifer Gamez

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Deck the Shack


embers of the WindanSea Surf Club came down to the shack after the La Jolla Christmas Parade Dec. 8 to hang their parade wreaths on the beach landmark. It has become an annual tradition for members to volunteer and decorate La Jolla’s historic WindanSea beach shack, which the club and other community members restored in May 2012. — Pearl Preis

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The current walking area overlooking Children’s Pool (left) will be repaired in accordance with design architect Jim Neri’s plan (right).

Photo: Ashley Mackin / Rendering: Courtesy

Contractor sought for Children’s Pool Walk project know for sure. The contractor, total cost, start date and plaque design still must be determined. But they know where to start. Phyllis Minick and the La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc. city advisory committee said with $250,000 in the bank, they can now begin searching for a contractor. “The day I had that check, I was in touch with (design architect) Jim Neri and said ‘go!” Minick joked. Neri will assist in finding a contractor to bid on the project. “Jim will get prices from several contractors

and we can only hope for bids that are equitable to choose from,” Minick said. Neri provided the $250,000 estimate three years ago, which covers permits, likely contractor’s costs and construction, however, the committee does not know what the ultimate cost will be, and won’t know until a contractor is chosen. Neri said processing construction documents, selecting a contractor and construction would likely take six months. “The wild card is city review and plan processing, which could add another three

to 12 months to the schedule,” he said. Minick told La Jolla Light that organizers hope to piggyback the beautification project to the ongoing construction of the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower. “If we coordinate with city engineers, we would be able to take advantage of their (construction workers),” she said. “There would be one closure here instead of two, and the project cost would be roughly half of what it would be if we do the sidewalk separately.” The lifeguard tower construction is on pause for the harbor seals pupping


By Ashley Mackin The Children’s Pool Walk project overcame a huge finance hurdle last week thanks to a $200,000 donation to fund the project by La Jollan Tom Morgan. Organizers now have just over $250,000 with which to widen the walkway to a minimum of eight feet, add an overlook at the gazebo, build new seating, and replace old planters with new ones to cover crumbling walls, using historically accurate plants and fences. However, the amount organizers have in the bank is just about the only thing they

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season, Dec. 15–May 15, but they are exempt from, and will work through, the summer moratorium, during which construction is typically suspended. Civil Engineer Elif Cetin reports that construction of the tower should be complete in winter 2014, so construction on the Children’s Pool Walk must begin by that time, or it becomes its own project, requiring new and different permits — possibly doubling the cost.

Finally here

Three years in the making, Minick said she is “blown away� by the fact that the project committee can move forward. She explained that La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc. wanted to make the pedestrian traffic flow better and the wall safer. “At that time, we (former LJP&B president Patrick Ahern and I) sat down with (City of San Diego Project Manager) Jihad Sleiman, who offered us a $10,000 credit if we did this at the same time as the new lifeguard

tower construction because their plan includes a small amount of sidewalk just in front of the lifeguard stations.� Unsure if the offer is still on the table, Minick said she is proceeding as if they will not receive the credit. (La Jolla Light’s calls to the city to determine whether they will receive the $10,000 credit were not returned.) With agreement from Sleiman, Parks and Beaches held a community workshop to gather input on what the community would want, design-wise. The comments from that meeting led to the current design. The only addition to the design not finalized is the design for the plaque that will acknowledge donors, namely Tom Morgan. Minick said she was told she has permission to install a small plaque thanking donors (plural) at the site, suggesting there would not be walk naming rights for a sole donor, but she was not given the dimensions of what “small� means and is awaiting clarification on these points. u

‘Abuse of discretion’

Owners of ‘Windemere’ property are suing city By Pat Sherman The owners of the land on which Irving Gill’s “Windemere� cottage once stood have filed suit against the City of San Diego for preventing them from building a new home on their property at 1328 Virginia Way in La Jolla. The San Diego City Council voted 5-3 on Sept. 23 to uphold the La Jolla Community Planning Association and La Jolla Historical Society’s (LJHS’s) appeal of a California Environmental Quality Act exemption issued by the city, which essentially allowed property owners Frank and Nina Bottini to demolish Gill’s 1894 cottage on Dec. 23, 2011 — ostensibly leaving a vacant parcel for the couple to build a more modern home. In the two years since, challenges to the Windemere demolition have prevented the Bottinis from developing their property. Their suit charges that “the city council abused its discretion� because Windemere was not technically a historic resource. The demolition occurred after the City of San Diego declared Windemere to be unsafe and a public nuisance — a condition historic preservationists say was hastened by the property owners willfully exposing the home’s interior to the


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Above: Irving Gill’s potentially historic ‘Windemere’ cottage, as seen just a few years before its demolition. Right: Property owner Frank Bottini. File elements and removing some of its key historic features. However, the suit states that “a public agency cannot order a structure to be demolished based upon a finding that it is a public nuisance, approve and issue a permit for the demolition of the structure, and then a year-and-a-half after the structure has been demolished, require an environmental review process that requires city staff to pretend the structure still exists and that is a


historic resource. “The city council ignored the facts, the law and the factual findings and recommendations of the city’s own staff,� the suit states. The Bottinis are demanding that the city set aside the council resolution granting the environmental appeal of the Windemere demolition, and are seeking “damages arising from inverse condemnation� (when a government takes private property but fails to pay the required compensation). u


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Both mayoral candidates vow to protect, improve neighborhoods By Elizabeth Marie Himchak San Diego mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer spoke at a forum in Rancho Bernardo on Dec. 3, putting similar priorities on quality of life issues — improving infrastructure, police and fire protection, libraries and parks. “On Day One, I will make sure the city budget reflects the values of all communities, focusing on the basics,” Alvarez told the standing-room-only crowd at the Ed Brown Senior Center. “It’s simple: provide services to keep you safe, have a better quality of life, police and fire protection, open space and parks. I will start by focusing on a budget that reflects those, so valuable dollars are used in the community. I will present a balanced budget that reflects the values of all of us, that is open and transparent.” On his turn, Faulconer said, “I will make sure to restart programs that have been stopped. With competition for city services, we just scratched the surface when Bob Filner stopped them. It does not matter who wins (contracts) because we win as San Diegans.” Faulconer also pledged to shrink the city’s shortfall of 130 police officers by addressing recruitment and retention issues to improve neighborhood safety since “you deserve to feel safe.” Voters will decide which city councilmember will succeed the ousted Filner in a run-off election, likely set for February. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue the work I started on the city council seven years ago,” said Faulconer, a Republican who represents District 2 and who won all precincts along the Inland Corridor and much of the city north of Interstate 8. “I have a proven ability to work

Candidates for San Diego mayor, David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer, listen as their audience of voters puts forth tough questions for their response. Elizabeth Marie Himchak well (with others), with proven results.” Alvarez, a Democrat and first-term councilmember, who represents District 8 and primarily won the precincts south of Interstate 8, said, “I am living the dream that (my immigrant parents) had.” He said he represents change from those who have led the city thus far. “You can switch out the names, but they are the same characters,” Alvarez told the crowd. The event had a forum (not debate) format with audience-generated questions

on topics such as the environment, the Chargers stadium, candidates’ abilities to stand up for what they believe in (even if not popular), long-range vision for the city, financing for projects without redevelopment funds, wildfire prevention, water supply security and values. Alvarez said his environmental sustainability blueprint includes San Diegans purchasing energy from renewable sources, not San Diego Gas & Electric. He said he would also promote creation of a

green economy sector. Faulconer said he is a fan of alternative energy, particularly solar, which has yet to be fully utilized. He said he would ease the bureaucratic red tape that hinders progress in this area. Both men said they support the Chargers, but do not support taxpayer dollars funding a new stadium. “Any financing plan has to make sense and protect us as taxpayers,” Faulconer said. He added that funding should not come from the general fund, which needs to be spent on neighborhoods. “The Chargers have to step up, as does the County (and other entities).” Alvarez said, “I’ve been very clear from the beginning, I do not support subsidizing a franchise. I do not support using taxpayer dollars for a stadium.” He said the ideal site is the current one, due to its access to public transportation and freeways. Both candidates said issues like public safety and crumbling roads affect all communities, whether in the northern or southern portions of the city. In terms of long-range vision, Alvarez said with the city near built-out, San Diegans need to think differently about how the city will grow, with housing near employment and public transportation, so San Diego does not get left behind other cities. Alvarez said local planning groups’ decisions are important to this process. Faulconer said protecting each community’s character is important, emphasizing a need to update community plans that have not been revised in years. He also said residents’ voices need to be heard at City Hall and bureaucracy needs to be responsive to them. u

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Group, 9:30 a.m. Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Free for guests, $1 monthly membership. (858) 459-9065. n Robin Henkel performs solo blues and jazz, 10 a.m. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 551-1707.

Thursday, Dec. 12

n “The Nutcracker,” performed by The Children’s School Dance Academy, 2 and 6 p.m. The Children’s School, 2225 Torrey Pines Lane. $5. DanceAcademy@

n Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Relax with gentle exercises for all ages and abilities. or (858) 453-6719.

n Holiday Tales: An Evening of Stories and Music, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. show. Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. $10-12. (858) 459-5045.



n Pen to Paper writing group meets, noon, Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 552-1657. n La Jolla Town Council meets, 5 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. (858) 454-1444. n Friends of the UC San Diego International Center Dinner Social, 6 p.m. International Center, 9500 Gillman Drive, off Library Walk. Dinner, then a movie. $15 for Friends members and scholars, all others $20; children under 3 years old eat free. RSVP by Dec. 6 to: or (858) 534-0731.

Friday, Dec. 13

Sunday, Dec. 15 n La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Girard Avenue at Genter Street. (858) 454-1699. n Holiday Tales: An Evening of Stories and Music, noon reception, 1 p.m. show. Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. $10-12. (858) 4595045. n “The Nutcracker” performed by The Children’s School Dance Academy, 1 and 5 p.m. The Children’s School, 2225 Torrey Pines Lane. $5. DanceAcademy@

Monday, Dec. 16

n La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting, 7:15 a.m. La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. or (858) 395-1222.

n Art workshop, Aleph Art Room, 3 p.m. MyArtShed, 7426 Girard Ave. Workshop to celebrate Jewish culture. $18. or (619) 977-8340.

n Computer Help Lab, 11 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657 or

n Raja Yoga class, guided by the Nataraja Yoga and Meditation Center, 4:30 p.m. Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Donations accepted. (858) 395-4033.

n Kiwanis Club of La Jolla meets, noon, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7155 Draper Ave. First three meetings free as a member’s guest, then $15. or (858) 945-2280. n Film screening, “Rear Window,” 3 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 552-1657.

Saturday, Dec. 14 n Seniors Computer

Tuesday, Dec. 17 n The Boardroom San Diego meets for those changing careers, 8 a.m. La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. Abby Kohut hosting two sessions, “The benefit of being overqualified” and “how to win the hearts and minds of interviewers.” First three meetings free, then $25 three-month membership. RSVP required: or (858) 522-0827. n La Jolla Shores Planned District Advisory Board meets, 9 a.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. n Rotary Club of La Jolla, noon, La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. Lunch $30. (858) 459-1850. n Hatha Chair Yoga, 12:30 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 552-1657. n Development Permit Review Committee meets, 4 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. info@ n Community Balance Class, techniques to improve balance and maximize independence, 6 p.m. Ability Rehab, 737 Pearl St., Suite 108. Free for MS Society members, $10 for nonmembers. (858) 456-2114. n Toastmasters of La Jolla meets, 6:30 p.m. 939 Coast Blvd. Free for guests, $78 six-month membership. n La Jolla Theater Ensemble performs two Oscar Wilde tales, and O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi. 7:30 p.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.

Wednesday, Dec. 18 n Kiwanis Club of Torrey

Pines meets, 7:15 a.m. Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 Scenic Drive North. First two meetings free, then $15. essheridan@ n Torrey Pines of La Jolla Rotary meets, 11:30 a.m. Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. or (858) 459-8912. n Tapping to the Stars, dance classes for women, 12:30 p.m. advanced; 1:30 p.m. beginner. La Jolla YMCA Firehouse, 7877 Herschel Ave. For pricing, e-mail n La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee Special Meeting, 4 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. n Holiday Concert, all La Jolla High School performing groups, 6:30 p.m. La Jolla High School, Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (858) 454-3081.

Thursday, Dec. 19 n Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. n Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 453-6719. n American Legion — La Jolla Post 275 meets, 11:30 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro, P.O. Box 188 La Jolla, CA 92038-0188

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5 p.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.

n Pen to Paper writing group meets, noon, Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 552-1657.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

n Poetry Workshop, 2 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 412-6351.

Did we miss listing your community event? n E-mail information to:

n Holiday card-making, materials provided, 3:30 p.m. La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. LaJollaLibrary. org or (858) 552-1657. n Artist reception, Beverly Brock photography,

n The deadline is noon, Friday for publication in the following Thursday edition. Questions? Call Ashley Mackin at (858) 875-5957

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Save Our La Jolla Post Office task force learns of second USPS audit To comment on USPS audits: ■ Mail: Office of Inspector General U.S. Postal Service 1735 N. Lynn St. Arlington, VA 22209-2020 ■ E-mail: For postal audit information: ■ Visit “Normally they’re acting like, ‘Hey, we’re a private business; we don’t have to talk with you.’ But then when it comes to a negotiated sale (which would keep its retail operation in the existing building), they say, ‘Oh, we’re like the government; we can’t do those kinds of special deals.’ It’s that confusing message they continue to send that is frustrating.” Diana Alvarado, with the USPS’s facilities department, told the La Jolla Light last week that several USPS officials were in the area a couple months ago for a preliminary site search, but could find no suitable facility for a relocation. Alvarado said USPS requires a site of between 3,500 to 5,000

Nearly two years after the USPS announced plans to sell La Jolla’s post office building, it’s still business as usual at 1140 Wall St. File square feet, which has enough room for a seven-ton box truck to get mail in and out of the facility, as well as suitable parking for customers. Alvarado said USPS found a vacant shopping center or strip mall that was suitable on all counts, but it was outside the desired one-mile radius of the Village. “We could have made it work,

operationally, (but) I said no one’s going to go for this; it’s too far away from the preferred area,” Alvarado said. Any further searches are likely on hold until well after the holidays, she said. “Right now, it’s just going to be where it is,” Alvarado added, though noting that the community process is not over.

If the USPS were to itentify some suitable sites, they would have to notify the city, then post the information about them in the post office for 30 days, after which a public comment period would follow. Any site selected for the relocation would have to be similarly noticed, Alvarado said. Meanwhile, the USPS’s independent Office of Inspector General (OIG) is currently auditing the way in which the USPS handles the sale or disposal of its historic buildings, including La Jolla’s post office. The deadline to comment on the audit has been extended to Dec. 31. An OIG representative said the audit results should be available in March on the OIG’s website, The OIG was created by federal statute in 1996 to prevent, detect, and report fraud, waste, and program abuse, and promote efficiency in the operations of the USPS. During a recent conference call with the OIG’s office, LaCava said he learned that the OIG is conducting a second audit, into the way in which the USPS handles relocations — which it technically considers the La Jolla transaction. LaCava said he and task force chair Leslie Davis conveyed


By Pat Sherman It has been almost two years since the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced plans to sell La Jolla’s post office at 1140 Wall St. and relocate its services to a smaller facility that USPS would lease within a mile of the Village. Yet despite the community rallies, strategizing, appeals and bittersweet victories (community activists got the 1935 building designated as both local and federal historic landmarks), the USPS remains reticent to deliver news of its plans or time frame. Still, the La Jolla Historical Society’s Save Our La Jolla Post Office Task Force continues its work behind the scenes to apply pressure to USPS officials and obtain whatever information it can about the process from the quasi-governmental agency. And the USPS’s quasi-governmental status is part of the problem, maintains task force vice-chair Joe LaCava. “Sometimes they act like they’re a government and sometimes they act like they’re a private business,” LaCava said. “It gets frustrating to the public when they kind of switch at their convenience to different roles.

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their general frustration with the USPS’s unwillingness to share information that would allow the community to be more of a partner in the discussion and perhaps offer alternatives if the USPS either had not considered them or did not know they were available. Though the public was given a period in which to appeal the USPS decision to relocate Wall Street postal services, in July the USPS issued a letter of “final determination” to sell the Wall Street post office, which Alvarado confirmed to be the outcome of the appeal process. However, LaCava called it an appeal process “in name only.” “There’s no legitimacy to it, no ability to go to a higher authority if USPS rejects (the appeal),” he said, also expressing concern over CBRE commercial real estate’s role in brokering both the sale of historic properties and lease negotiations for postal relocations. “The process (seems to be) driven more by the private consultants that help them in these real estate transactions than it is by the USPS’s mission and its role in our local neighborhoods,” LaCava said. “CBRE has a clearly stated objective to be a profitable business, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s how a

quasi-governmental agency deals with and manages that.” In 2014, LaCava said the task force will likely approach USPS again to see if it is open to finding a buyer for the Wall Street building that is willing to lease a portion of it back to USPS to keep postal services in place — most likely a government agency or a nonprofit organization, such as the La Jolla Historical Society — rather than a private entity. “That seems to be where negotiated sales are generally more successful,” LaCava said. However, the USPS still doesn’t seem keen on entering into a negotiated sale. In an e-mail forwarded by Alvarado, the USPS said that “due to the size of the (Wall Street) facility, remaining in the building does not leave sufficient residual space for a marketable property. We will continue to monitor the market and if an acceptable retail space becomes available we will assess the options at that time.” The results of the relocation audit should be available online by May 16. Due to the OIG’s current website problems, the best way to respond is (by mail) via the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service, 1735 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209-2020 or (by e-mail) to u

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■ Jan. 9: USPS announces the sale of some buildings as part of budget cuts, including the La Jolla post office at 1140 Wall St. ■ Jan. 27: Fearing the post office could be sold within 90 days, preservationists organized as the Save Our La Jolla Post Office Task Force hold their first meeting, discussing strategies to save the 1935 building and its contents, including its interior WPA-era mural. ■ April: More than 400 people gather at the Cuvier Club to hear USPS officials address the community’s concerns. USPS assures attendees that relocation is not imminent, and that it must first find an “acceptable” buyer for the Wall Street building and an “acceptable” relocation space. (To date, neither has happened, and the building is not on the market.) ■ June: The National Trust for Historic Preservation adds the Wall Street site and several other potentially historic post office buildings to its 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. ■ August: San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis introduces the Community Post Office Relocation Act, aimed at saving the Wall Street post office and other historic post offices from being sold for private development, and their services relocated. It is reintroduced in 2013 by Congressmember Scott Peters. Both times, it flounders.

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In September, the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission voted 4-2 to recommend that the city council adopt a proposed ordinance that would close the beach at Children’s Pool to all human access during the pupping season. Also being considered is a designation making the Children’s Pool an Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (ESHA). However, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) sent a letter to the city council and Interim Mayor Todd Gloria that states CCC staff is “supportive of the city’s proposal to impose seasonal restrictions, including full beach closure to the public during the pupping season,” but does not support the EHSA designation. “Within areas designated as ESHA, only resource-dependent uses are allowed, which would preclude many activities normally associated with the beach, including, but not limited to sunbathing, accessing the water, passive recreational uses and possible repair/maintenance of the breakwater,” the letter states. “Under the Coastal Act, marine mammal protection and maximum public access opportunities are both mandated.” Because the CCC makes the final decision, it sent suggested revisions back to the Planning Commission

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The barrier rope In keeping with the status quo, the 152-foot-long rope designed to keep people at a distance from the harbor seals will remain up year-round. As a condition to its year-round installation, the CCC required the implementation of a monitoring plan. Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner requested, during his term, that the CCC allow the use of the Seal Cam, a 24/7 web-streaming camera that was installed on the old Children’s Pool lifeguard tower, as a means of meeting the terms of the monitoring plan. On May 14, the Coastal Commission issued a notice of approval, saying that the Seal Cam is an acceptable way to record beach activity and meet the terms of the monitoring plan. However, in preparation for the lifeguard tower construction, the Seal Cam was taken down Aug. 1

and stored in a remote location until it can be reinstalled. CCC Coastal Program Analyst Kanani Brown said the Seal Cam, in terms of meeting monitoring plan requirements, would be considered a supplementary monitoring system to assist with the park ranger stationed at Children’s Pool. The ranger’s observations, she said, also meet the requirements of the monitoring plan, and that the conditions for the year-round rope are being met.

Fate of the Seal Cam At press time, Sara Wan of the Western Alliance for Nature (WAN) Conservancy, which paid for the installation of the Seal Cam, had not returned phone messages asking when the camera might be reinstalled and when. The $50,000 for operations and monitoring of the Seal Cam Filner incorporated into the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget has since been re-allocated. According to the fiscal year 2014 adopted budget, issued in November, the city is redirecting the Seal Cam funds to “support the permitting requests to close the Children’s Pool during the seal pupping season.” Jihad Sleiman, the city project manager overseeing construction of the new lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool, said he has not yet been directed to reinstall the camera on the new tower or an adjacent structure. u




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Contentious Shores mixed-use project denied again La Jolla Community Planning Association By Pat Sherman Despite some praise for the exterior design of a revised, threestory, mixed-use project proposed for La Jolla Shores’ commercial zone, La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) trustees once again rejected the Whitney project at 2202 and 2206 Avenida de la Playa. Property owners Bob and Kim Whitney are seeking coastal and site development permits to demolish two existing structures in the three-block commercial zone along Avenida de la Playa. The project would include a subterranean parking garage, and a car elevator — a feature that was added in response to safety concerns about cars accelerating out of the garage via a ramp, from which pedestrians on the sidewalk would have been partially obscured from sight. In November, the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee found that the revised plans were

La Jolla Shores resident Bob Whitney talks about his plans to develop a mixed-use project in the Shores’ commercial district (artist’s rendering at left). “We’ve listened to the community,” Whiney said of recent revisions to his project. “It may not be everything you want, but we’ve tried to make this thing work for the community, as well as for the reason we bought it, for our family.” Pat Sherman still out of character and form in relation to other mixed-use buildings in the area — particularly the Whitneys’ two upper-level residential stories. Though the commercial zone includes other large buildings, LJCPA trustees noted that those buildings were mostly developed before the creation of the La Jolla Shores Design Manual and La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance — which were created largely to prevent such large-scale projects from engulfing other structures in the low-lying, residential beach enclave. Project Architect Tim Martin argued that although the La Jolla

Shores commercial zone allows for 100 percent lot coverage for mixed-use projects, the Whitney’s project is heavily articulated and includes setbacks on three sides to reduce the impact of its size. “I challenge anybody to find a building that’s more articulated in La Jolla,” he said, noting that two requested visibility triangles were added to the project on Avenida de la Playa, to increase safety. Attorney Julie Hamilton argued that the project would be “significantly larger” than another projects developed since the adoption of the La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance in 1974. “If you allow this project to go

forward at this size, then you are setting a baseline condition for every other project on Avenida de la Playa to come forward with a similarly large project,” she said. “It’s going to significantly change the character of this commercial center, something that many, many people worked very hard to protect.” Hamilton said the project also requires a variance from the city — though Whitney said he initially requested a variance from the city, and was told one was not required. The northern border of the project faces Calle Clara — a hybrid roadway that is a cross between an alley and a street. Were it clearly defined as a street, it

would require additional visibility triangles at driveways and corners along Calle Clara. However the city has chosen not to require visibility triangles along Calle Clara. San Diego project manager Tim Daley said the city engineer has “the sole discretion to allow deviations to the municipal code requirements and design guidelines,” on a case-by-case basis. Whitney argued that his project is larger than others in the area because he has a larger lot (50 feet by 80 feet), but that his setbacks are also greater than most other buildings on Avenida de la Playa.

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the hotel reduced the number of outdoor seats from 18 to 12 and will move a mature palm tree in front of the café closer to the hotel’s entrance so that the pedestrian path (sidewalk) can be expanded to more than eight feet in width (DPR members felt the original path, less than five feet in some areas, was too narrow). In addition, an emergency gate in the café’s three-foot tall, white, wrought-iron fence that previously swung outward into the pedestrian path has been replaced with a four-foot gap, Algaze said. Though the DPR committee recommended that the hotel repave the entire sidewalk in front of the cafe to eliminate issues with slope, Algaze said the suggestion was determined unfeasible, “because the transition back to the hotel entrance would be too steep and would not be accepted by the city engineers.” However, based on feedback from the DPR, Algaze said the hotel would level the sidewalk and replace the tiles to create a more continuous visual appearance. The hotel rejected the DPR’s recommendation to round or cut railings to a 45-degree angle “since none of the historic railings or those recently added to the (hotel) have this effect.” La Jollan Patsy Marino, who serves on the art selection committee for the La Jolla Community Foundation’s Murals of La Jolla, said that, like the foundation’s public art project, she believes the outdoor café will enhance the community’s outdoor culture and ambiance. “I ask you to consider what the areas used to look like around Burger Lounge, Karl Strauss and Puesto (Mexican restaurant), before those sidewalk cafes were open, and to contemplate what they look like today,” she said. “They’re much more open, energetic places, more family-friendly and I believe important to the success of La Jolla.” Trustee Dan Courtney argued that the

remaining eight-plus feet of sidewalk — although more than what is required per city code — isn’t really wide enough for pedestrians. He also decried what he views as a proliferation of private businesses taking over public spaces for profit. However, in regard to sidewalk cafes, Trustee David Little said, “that horse has left that barn.” Trustee Phil Merten, who initially suggested the hotel repave the entire sidewalk, maintained that the elevated café would amount to a “visual disruption” in the sidewalk, though LJCPA trustee Patrick Ahern said some sidewalk cafes in San Diego’s Gaslamp district and in Little Italy are raised — some by nearly 10 inches. “I love Paris; I love going to the cafes; I love that energy and I think it fits into our community plan,” Ahern said. Addressing Ahern’s comment, trustee Fran Zimmerman said La Jolla is not the Gaslamp, where design is more of a “hodgepodge.” Zimmerman, who opposed the project, said putting a railing in front of the café would be “criminal” and detract from the building’s historic façade. Little made the motion to approve a neighborhood use permit for the cafe, which was seconded by Trustee Joe LaCava. It passed by a vote of 10-7-1.

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additional 4,064 square feet, plus other site improvements. The resulting project would be a five-bedroom, five-bath residence of more than 6,000 square feet that LJCPA trustees feel would encroach on the view corridor. The project applicant appealed the LJCPA’s earlier vote to the Planning Commission, which approved the permit. In July, the DPR committee was divided on whether to approve the project — with some members feeling the existing residence was already being illegally used like a hotel, with noise and parking problems accompanying short-term vacation rentals at the site. The LJCPA has formed an ad hoc committee to address the issue of vacation rentals in La Jolla, and will hold its first meeting next month. Julie Hamilton, a local land-use attorney representing one of two groups adjacent the property that plan to file appeals with the CCC, said the project has “significant issues under La Jolla’s certified local coastal program,” including the loss of public views. Mike Costello noted that the view corridor along Tourmaline Surf Park is protected in the La Jolla Community Plan. “If you allow people to just inch their way in … to that view corridor, you’re not defending the community plan,” he said. n West Muirlands traffic calming: LJCPA trustees also approved the installation of traffic-calming median chokers for West Muirlands Drive. The item had been pulled from last month’s consent agenda for further discussion. n Shores storm drain project: Erin Demorest, a representative for District 1 City Councilmember Sherri Lightner, said the first phase of a storm drain project on Avenida de la Playa was slated to begin this week. The work will take about two-and-ahalf months. Trustee Myrna Naegle expressed concerns that construction would disrupt commercial activity during the holidays, though Demorest said the project must begin now to reach is completion date of summer 2014. n Hillel center update: A revised environmental impact report for the Hillel Jewish Student Center, proposed for a pieshaped parcel of land adjacent the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla Shores, has been issued. Public comments are due by Jan. 28, 2014. View the document at Hillelredux n Children’s Pool tower update: San

From Whitney Project, A11 “We’ve listened to the community,” Whitney said. “It may not be everything you want, but we’ve tried to make this thing work for the community, as well as for the reason we bought it — for our family. We’ve sold our house; we plan on moving into this. We’re not going to sell it.” La Jolla architect Michael Morton said La Jolla Shores commercial zone is a


La Jolla architect Claude-Anthony Marengo speaks in favor of sidewalk café plans for La Valencia Hotel, which his firm designed and revised, based on feedback from the Development Permit Review committee. Marengo, who is also board president of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, said that group is helping raise $1,500 to install a lighted holiday sign on the La Jolla Parkway pedestrian bridge. Photos by Pat Sherman Diego project manager Jihad Sleiman offered an update on construction of the new lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool (Casa) beach. Demolition and grading are complete, he said. Crews are currently pouring the lower-level slab and installing water, sewer and electric lines. These items should be finished by Dec. 15, the first day of the seals’ pupping season, at which point construction will cease until the end of pupping season, June 1, 2014. Several parking spaces occupied by the contractor will be returned to public use during the construction moratorium, Sleiman said. Removal of the Seal Cam from the old lifeguard tower and the birth of two seagull chicks at the site put the project a month behind schedule, Sleiman said. The tower should be finished by the beginning of the next pupping season, Dec. 15, 2014. u

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Trustee Joe LaCava said the two most admired buildings on Avenida de la Playa were controversial when they were first built. “Someone got that chance to be disruptive and made a change for the better,” he said, though noting that he would only support the Whitney project if the top two stories are set back another five feet on the east side. In the end, the LJCPA voted not to approve the project by a vote of 13-3-2. u

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decorative designs,” Rubin said. “The fish are nine feet by 67 inches in size.” In 2007, the artists of Arte de Origen opened their first studio in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Soon afterward, they added a second studio in La Pampa, Argentina. Their La Jolla gallery was opened in September. Arte de Origen ships free, anywhere in the world and offers a 10 percent discount for

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La Jolla Shores home earns ‘green’ award By Ashley Mackin A home in La Jolla Shores recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status, the third private residence in La Jolla to do so. On Dec. 5, Hill Construction presented homeowners Jack and Jill Noreen with a plaque designating their home as meeting the highest rating given by the U.S. Green Building Council. “We wanted to do something ecologically responsible. What that means is we find a way to build a home that uses less energy and (uses) recycled components of the home that was here,” Jack Noreen said. “In the process of selecting our team to design this beautiful home, we spent a tremendous amount of time looking for the right team. It started with driving through La Jolla and finding a home that we became so intrigued by that we had to find out who designed it.” They eventually decided on Hill Construction, the same firm retrofitting the La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage, and architect David Keitel. Some of the energy (and water and money) saving features of the home include wide, white oak planks that help absorb heat, and ceiling vents that can be opened

to release heat, eliminating the need for heating and air conditioning. There are also photovoltaic panels on the roof that contribute 60 percent of the energy to the house. Jack Noreen said in the year they have lived in the 2,300-square-foot home, their highest energy bill was $36. All the water fixtures are low flow, and the toilets have two flow options, depending on waste amount. Ways to make a home more energy efficient can be found at All these features, despite the upfront cost, are money savers, Hill Construction designer Joseph Diasparra said. “People always ask me, ‘how much more does it cost?’ ” he said. “There is an initial slight upcharge for building a LEED home, but there are so many efficiencies implemented, it takes what we’re doing and makes it a no-brainer.” He said the homeowners would receive tax credits and rebates for their efforts. In the retrofitting of Wisteria Cottage, Hill Construction is also using energy-efficient measures. Workers will install LED-lights and an HVAC system that will keep the Cottage within three degrees of 72, and within 55 percent humidity, plus or minus two points. In addition, these measures will bring the cottage to museum quality, which will allow for more exhibits. u

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ho can believe this? Draper Avenue and Prospect Street,” writes Juliana Beletsis of La Jolla, who submitted this photo to La Jolla Light in disbelief. This crosswalk is in front of the world-class Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and its Sherwood Auditorium and the historic St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Don’t visitors and residents deserve better? Is the city waiting for a slip-and-fall lawsuit before fixing this cracked-and-crumbling crossing?

Fellow La Jollans: n Please send La Jolla Light your leads of Village eyesores and we will go after the perpetrators. E-mail the scenarios and attach a photo, or call us and we’ll investigate who or what is Tarnishing Our Jewel! Reach Editor Susan DeMaggio at (858) 875-5950 or e-mail


In seals vs humans, I side with the humans The absurd posturing by a few sanctimonious despoilers is promoting the destruction of our beloved and previously pristine beaches at the Cove and Casa Beach. These marine yahoos have turned La Jolla into a “wasted city” from the jewel of the West Coast that it once was. People are also part of nature and we occupied the Cove and Casa Beach long before the marine yahoos invaded. How about the Garabaldi, a protected species, whose golden highlights I treasured while snorkeling in my youth along the coast? The invasion by the voracious seals, sea lions and cormorants is leading to the gradual decimation of these jewels in “our” part of the ocean. There are thousands of miles of unoccupied beaches and cliff locations up and down the West Coast and offshore islands where seals, sea lions, cormorants and other befouling denizens can sequester themselves without destroying the life of humans. The letter in the Dec. 5 issue of La Jolla Light, “If you live by the sea, you’ve got to expect odors,” is typical of the twisted posturing of a few human yahoos who do not use the beaches

— and not for all of the letter writer’s family’s 51 years here, per her own admission. To claim that statements by another letter writer are “negatively affecting the La Jolla environment” is one of the most ill-guided comments on the topic I’ve heard yet. Get real! The marine yahoos are the ones destroying the La Jolla environment, and they will continue to do so — section by section — unless action is taken to eliminate these menaces. To further claim that Ellen Browning Scripps “would have endorsed their presence” is absurd. Ms. Scripps had the sea wall built specifically to create an area clear of ocean waves AND ocean denizens in order for children to have a safe place to enjoy. She wanted this little haven for CHILDREN and NOT as a breeding ground for marine yahoos. These are OUR beaches! I have enjoyed the Cove and the Casa since I came from war-torn Europe in 1945. These were the two safest and most delightful beaches on the whole West Coast of the Americas for people, and particularly for children. Denying the current generation and all future generations of children the joy and pleasure that we shared on these beaches is deplorable. When termites move into a home do we

prohibit any form of extermination of the creatures and demand that the residents vacate their homes and allow the poor creatures to fester and thrive? Let’s take a poll of La Jolla residents as to what we want for the Cove and Casa Beach. I’m convinced that the humans will prevail. Erik Holtsmark La Jolla

‘Merry Christmas!’ it is, say 66 percent in a survey A recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 66 percent of American adults prefer “Merry Christmas.” Just 21 percent like “Happy Holidays” instead. Thirteen percent are undecided. Most Americans still prefer signs in stores that say “Merry Christmas” rather than ones with “Happy Holidays.” Isn’t it time you stopped wasting ink on the few people who want to change the name of the La Jolla Christmas Parade and move on to something more substantial instead? John Cotter La Jolla

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A parade’s name should reflect its sponsors’ wishes Can we just hold on a minute and think this Christmas/Holiday parade (name issue) through? Christmas is for Christians and anyone else who wants to join in. It is called Christmas, because it is at Christmas time, which is celebrating the birth of Jesus. n If Christians want to organize it, get the permits, pay the fees, etc. THEN LET THEM. n If Muslims want a parade they can have one. Call it whatever they want. If they are willing to organize it, get the permits, pay the fees, etc. THEN LET THEM have their own parade, surrounding whatever holiday they choose. n If Jewish people want a parade, they can have one. Call it whatever they want. If they are willing to organize it, get the permits, pay the fees, etc. THEN LET THEM have their own parade, surrounding whatever holiday they choose. n If atheists want a parade they can have one, too. They can call it whatever they want. If they are willing to organize it, get the permits, pay the fees, etc. THEN LET THEM have their

Crime REPORT Dec. 3 n Residential burglary, 1500 block Calle Delicada, 9 a.m.

own parade, surrounding whatever unreligious day they choose. Christians have organized, arranged the permits and paid the fees for a very long time to have a Christmas Parade in La Jolla, to have a nativity scene in Balboa Park, and numerous other functions in San Diego County. Any group can have whatever they want, if they are willing to organize it, get the permits and pay the fees. Why is this so difficult? This PC stuff has got to stop. Get reasonable people. There is enough strife in this world to go around. We don’t have to make more. Jane Zmora La Jolla

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The La Jolla Town Council will hold an ad hoc election to fill five board vacancies during its Dec. 12 monthly meeting, 5 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Five candidates are running for the board, including: Richard Ticho, founder of the nonprofit Voice of Peace Network, which helps other nonprofits tell their stories through video production. Ashley Mahmoudian, is a La Jolla native and UCLA graduate who worked on the re-election campaigns of Sen. Barbara Boxer and Congressmember Linda Sanchez. Alberto Ramirez works in biotechnology, and runs a mentoring program at La Jolla High School that provides a vehicle to empower Latino boys to achieve personal goals. Natasha Alexander works in the residential and commercial real estate divisions of Prudential California

9500 block Gilman Drive, 2:19 p.m.

10:45 a.m.

n Grand theft (over $950), 600 block Westbourne Street, 2:30 p.m.

n Vehicle break-in/theft, 8600 block La Jolla Shores Drive, 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 4

La Jolla Town Council Realty in La Jolla. She also helped organize this year’s La Jolla Dancing with the Stars fundraiser. Courtney Hibbard grew up in La Jolla and seeks an outlet to help protect La Jolla’s businesses, parks and overall beauty, while addressing and solving community concerns. President Cindy Greatrex will seek a trustee motion for a “unanimous consent” vote for all five candidates, per Town Council bylaws. — Pat Sherman

n Residential burglary, 8400 block La Jolla Scenic Drive North, 4 p.m.

Dec. 6

n Shoot at inhabited dwelling/ vehicle, 7200 block Girard Avenue,

n Arson (inhabited structure),

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Dec. 8

n Vehicle break-in/theft, 400 block Prospect Street, 1:15 a.m. n Vehicle break-in/theft, 8500 block El Paseo Grande, 3:30 p.m.

n Vehicle break-in/theft, 7600 block Fay Avenue, 11 a.m.

n Residential burglary, 2500 block Azure Coast Drive, 11 a.m.

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Dec. 10 n Residential burglary, 600 block Carla Way, 8 a.m.


Ernest Putnam “Put” Clark 1917 – 2013

Put Clark was born on February 24, 1917, in Elgin, Illinois, and died November 26, 2013, at the age of 96. The cause of death was heart attack. Put was the only child born to Grace and Ernest Clark. His father was dean of the Elgin Academy, a private school operated by Northwestern University. Put attended grade school in Winnetka, Illinois, but also enjoyed the opportunity to study abroad as his family lived in France for a time and he attended a private school in Cannes. After returning to the United States, Put graduated from South Orange High School

in South Orange, New Jersey. He attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated from the Haas School of Business in 1940 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He was a life member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Put married Ann Doty on July 20, 1940, in Winnetka where he was employed by GMAC. A son, Larry, was born in 1941. During World War II, Put served as a special agent for the United States Civil Service Commission, recruiting for federal installations worldwide and served with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) recruiting personnel to staff foreign posts. Following the war, he owned a retail jewelry store in Louisville, Kentucky. A daughter, Barbara, was born in 1946. In 1951 the family moved to California and settled in La Jolla where Put represented the Eaton division of Norwich Pharmaceutical, Inc. for more than 25 years. He served as president of the

Medical Service Society for two terms. Upon retiring from Norwich Pharmaceutical, Inc., Put, with his son and daughter, owned and operated Valley Travel Agency for 15 years. He and his wife traveled to many countries and sailed on numerous cruises during their retirement years together. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage before Ann’s death in August 2004. Put was active in the Lamplighters of La Jolla, Comida Club, Twelve Thirty Club and St. James By-theSea Episcopal Church. He was a social member of the La Jolla Country Club, played bridge six times a week and took great delight in his role as a great-grandfather. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather and a beloved friend to many who will remember him for his gentle nature, quick wit and love of life. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Waters of San Diego; son, Larry and daughter-in-law, Martha Christopherson, of South Mission Beach; grandsons, Steve Burton and his wife, Debbie, and Michael Burton of San Diego; and granddaughter, Sarah of San Diego.

The Family is planning a celebration of life, date to be determined. Donations are suggested to the St. James Memorial Fund, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037, or UC Berkeley Foundation, P.O. Box 774, Berkeley, CA 947010774. Donations should indicate memorial gift in the name of Ernest Putnam Clark. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

June Goldenberg 1930 – 2013

June Goldenberg, musician, professor, volunteer, traveler. June passed away on November 18, 2013, less than three weeks after being diagnosed

with cancer. She moved to La Jolla from New York City 23 years ago and never looked back. June trained as a classical pianist going on to receive a Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology. She specialized in 19th Century parlor music, teaching and performing in period attire. Her recordings of Folk Songs of New York City are in the Smithsonian Institute. June developed the music program at Old Town State Historic Park where she and her husband, Harry, could be seen and heard every Wednesday morning, informing, educating and entertaining school children and tourists for the last 22 years. June had a faithful following at the San Diego State University Osher program where her music classes were always full, exciting and well received. She loved to travel and shortly before her death was contemplating a trip to Iceland. June leaves behind so many good friends; her husband, Harry; three children; four grandchildren; and two sisters who all deeply mourn her passing. She had a joy and zest

for life that stayed with her till the end of her life. The following poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson was one of her favorites: CROSSING THE BAR Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar. When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar. Sleep well my dear sister. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Kearny High School Komets 61, La Jolla High School Vikings 48

La Jolla High drops season opener at Kearny n Vikings’ junior guard Ladd Castellano scores 16

Viking freshman Reed Farley (24) shoots a jumper from left of the basket against Komets’ freshman Robby Robinson (4).

By Ed Piper The La Jolla High Vikings’ boys basketball team shares the ball on offense and plays tough man-to-man defense at the other end of the court. The only difficulty in the season opener at Kearny High on Dec. 2 was that they didn’t demonstrate much effectiveness in either department, dropping a 61-48 decision to the Komets. The game was the first the two teams played in the Game On Sports Challenge. Tournament games continued through the week. Junior guard Ladd Castellano scored 16 points, but La Jolla as a team committed 23 turnovers. The game wasn’t as close as the score indicates. Coach Paul Baranowski called a timeout at 2:04 of the third quarter with the Vikings trailing by 20 points, 43-23. Early in the fourth quarter they were also down by 20 points with the score 51-31. “I think we came out a little timid. We didn’t use the first quarter effectively,” remarked Castellano on the 19-2 deficit his team opened the game with. “A big lead for them, and we really couldn’t get it back from them.”

Said Vikings reserve guard Gaynor Blackmon: “It might have been (nerves). We just didn’t bring the energy.” The Vikings’ shot chart shows they have the potential to score from the outside. Senior guard Myles Polger hit 3-pointers in the second, third and fourth quarters. Freshman Reed Farley, playing in his first high school game, hit a jumper from the free-throw line in the second quarter, a 3-pointer from the right baseline in the third quarter. He looked under control. Morgan Albers, a 6-2 sophomore also playing his first varsity game, was able to score from right under the basket twice in the third quarter. “We just weren’t ready to play when we stepped on the floor tonight,” said Baranowski, La Jolla High Vikings senior forward Madigan Sepulveda-Sanders beginning his drives on Kearny’s Abel Tsegai (2) in both team’s opener Dec. 2. second season as head varsity coach Photos by Ed Piper at La Jolla, his 24th The Vikings used a rotation of Castellano, overall as a head coach. “We didn’t do some Farley, Albers, Madigan Sepulveda-Sanders, of the little things. That surprised me. We and Sam Schneider starting, with Myles Polger, didn’t block out and we didn’t keep the ball Zach Duffy, Owen Porter, Daniel Hemming, in front of us. We kind of over-handled it. and Blackmon coming off the bench. Instead of attacking the basket, we spent a Three players are coming over to lot of time bouncing the ball on the basketball from the just-ended football perimeter for no particular reason. It’s a season, so they were held out of the game tough one.” until they were able to practice with the Farley and Polger each scored 12 points, in team. The trio includes Nic Skala, who is addition to Castellano’s total. Owen Porter, projected to start for the Vikings. u a junior coming off the bench, equaled Ladd with five rebounds. n GAME STATS — Points: Castellano 16, “We’ll respond better to our mistakes as Polger 12, Farley 12, Sepulveda-Sanders 4, our season goes along,” Baranowski added. Hemming 2, Albers 2, Porter 2. Rebounds: The La Jolla coach had commented leading Porter 5, Castellano 5, Albers 3. Steals: up to the opener: “I’m cautiously optimistic Schneider 2, Sepulveda-Sanders 1, Polger 1, regarding our outlook for the season. I see Duffy 1. Turnovers: Castellano 4, Duffy 4, Farley 4, Sepulveda-Sanders 4, Polger 3. tremendous potential in this group.”

Viking Basketball Update The La Jolla High Vikings went on to win the next three games they played, defeating Southwest 73-26 on Dec. 3, Monte Vista 5534 on Dec. 4, and Madison 62-51 on Dec. 6. —Ashley Mackin


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La Jolla students ride the waves into Scholastic Surf Series By Ashley Mackin The Scholastic Surf Series (SSS), a division of the Western Surfing Association for middle to high school students, had some high-ranking representation from La Jolla students at recent matches. With five events total, leading up to the SSS State Championships, the teams from Muirlands Middle School, La Jolla High School and La Jolla Country Day School each competed in at least one event, scoring well as a team. n Muirlands Middle School team took first place Nov. 2 in their first and only event thus far, and prepares to compete again this month. Contributing to the high marks were several students who scored well independently. Muirlands’ Tiare Thompson took first place in the individual girls shortboard and girls longboard divisions, and Maddie Perreault took second in girls long-board. In the boys shortboard division, Ben Barone took second place and Luke Hartman took fourth. In the boys longboard, Matt Perreault took third and Lorenzo Villea took sixth. The Muirlands team will next compete Dec. 14 in Oceanside, and the middle school SSS state championships take place in May 2014. n La Jolla High School and La Jolla Country Day School also scored highly in their respective divisions. The high school SSS state championships take place in April 2014.

La Jolla Country Day school surfers competed in their first event Oct. 27 and won as a team in Division 5. High scorers include: in the men’s shortboard, Vince Heyman winning first place and Daniel Nierman taking sixth place; Kaitlin Keane earning sixth place in the women’s shortboard and fifth place in women’s longboard; and Alex Heyman earning second place in the bodyboard division. The next meet for Division 5 was postponed to an unannounced date. The division in which La Jolla High School competes, Division 1, has already held three of the five events, and La Jolla High’s surfers won two of them. Overall, the men’s shortboard participants scored very well. Even in their sole loss thus far, Nov. 17, Skip McCullough took first in the men’s shortboard and Michael Gumina took sixth. In their more successful tourney Nov. 3, the La Jolla High School team defeated Point Loma, and Remy Juboori and Tristan Sullaway scored fourth and fifth respectively in the men’s shortboard. Ava Verbrugghen took fourth in the women’s long-board. Verbruggen also placed in the women’s long-board category during the Oct. 20 match, taking sixth place, with Emma DeJourday taking third. The team defeated Torrey Pines for the win. La Jolla High School will next compete Jan. 12 at the San Clemente Pier. u — More information at

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: La Jolla Country Day School Torreys 57, Vista Murrieta High School Broncos 55

La Jolla Country Day edges Vista Murrieta in cliffhanger By Ed Piper La Jolla Country Day School’s Lady Torreys regained their focus after blowing an early 15-point lead, just in time to capture a 5755 victory over Vista Murrieta High in the second round of Country Day’s own Sweet 16 Basketball Invitational Dec. 5. LJCDS built a 19-4 lead over the visiting Broncos in the first quarter on the back of sophomore MaiLoni Henson. The 6-foot guard scored 14 points during the run, aided by the deft ball movement of playmaker Melanie Quijano and other teammates. A set back-door play surprised Vista more than once for easy buckets. Vista Murrieta, like Country Day a highly-ranked girls team, finally got their bearings and tied the Torreys 36-36, going ahead for the first time with 4.3 seconds left in the third quarter at 39-36. A 6-foot-1 prospect Jaelyn Brown started to show signs of her ability for the Broncos, while fellow sophomore Brittney Reed scored twice on driving layups during the comeback. But Country Day didn’t want a repeat of their earlier contest in the day, playing sluggishly and losing by seven points to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in a 10 a.m. game. After Vista built a

Sabrina Callahan of LJCD (left) views with Jaelyn Brown (33) of Vista Murrieta near the basket. Photos by Ed Piper

51-47 lead, Torrey Sabrina Callahan scored a bucket to cut the lead in half. Henson followed a missed shot to bring LJCD into a tie at 5151 with 3:15 left in the game. The game had gotten very physical. It was definitely a nail-biter. Callahan, a senior, made one of two free throws for a 52-51 advantage.

Henson scored on a layup for a three-point bulge. Callahan fouled out with 1:16 left before Vista tied again, 54-54, on a free throw by Reed, missing the second. Henson, showing her versatility, dribbled the ball safely to halfcourt under heavy pressure. Then the sophomore scored underneath off a pass from Quijano to lead 5754. Vista coach Chris Jones called a timeout with 13.4 seconds remaining. Vista couldn’t score coming out of the timeout, but Bronco guard Yuendie Guridi, clutch all night, was knocked down at midcourt as time appeared to run out. The referees huddled and reset the clock at 0.4 second. Guridi hit the first three throw to make it 57-55. Vista called another timeout to strategize. On the second free throw, Guridi intentionally hit the ball off the rim, but it caromed to a Country Day player and time ran out. Isabel Aguirre, a junior guard, said about losing the lead but holding on at the end: “I think we got a little complacent and we almost let it slip away. But we got together, and we fought, and we weren’t going to let the game slip away.” What was Callahan thinking when she fouled out with 1:16 left in the game? The Torreys only had

Torreys’ Isabel Aguirre (right) attempts to regain control of the ball against Yuendie Guridi (1) of Vista Murrieta. two other players suited up for the game, for a total of seven on the roster. Sabrina: “I let my team down. But I knew that my team was behind my back and would step up.” Commented LJCD coach Terri Bamford: “(There was) good composure at the end of the game

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for the girls. There’s a lot of pressure and you got to make bigtime decisions, and I thought our last couple of possessions were really good.” She said a key to the big lead earlier in the game was LJCD’s running set plays well against Vista’s man-to-man defense. On Quijano’s role: “She makes us go. Her basketball IQ is super high. She understands the game, and she gets the ball where it’s supposed to go.” Aguirre commented on the motivation of the earlier loss in the day: “I think we just came out with a lot of intensity and energy. I think we were all a little upset about the 10 o’clock game. We brought it (the energy).” LJCD lost a third-round game to crosstown rival Bishop’s the next night, Dec. 6, 70-34. Said Callahan: “Everyone just stepped up this game. We came out on fire. We were all pumped. We were intense. We were focused. And then second half, we kind of tapered off. Then we pulled it out. We were hungry. We wanted it.” u n GAME STATS — Points: Henson 30, Mariana Ecija 7, Cydney Collins 6, Quijano 6, Callahan 6, Isabel Aguirre 2. Rebounds: Henson 13, Aguirre 4. Assists: Quijano 4, Mariana Ecija 2, Collins 2. Steals: Ecija 2.

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Pioneering female scuba diver stays passionate about beach access By Pat Sherman nyone who has attended a community meeting in La Jolla likely knows Phyllis Minick. During the past several years the longtime La Jollan has come before the Town Council, Community Planning Association, Village Merchants Association, and other groups imploring La Jollans to help fund an elaborate remodel of the sidewalk area above Children’s Pool beach. The design, by La Jolla landscape architect Jim Neri, creates a safer surface for pedestrians and a more aesthetically pleasing public experience that would complement the new lifeguard Phyllis Minick shows her 1966 tower there (currently scuba certification card. under construction). Pat Sherman Minick appears to have reached her $250,000 fund-raising goal with a pledge she received late last month for $200,000. Her passion for the project — and for keeping Children’s Pool beach accessible to the public — makes sense. As someone who was repeatedly rejected in the once male-dominated sport of scuba, Minick refuses to let anyone else tell her she cannot enter the water. Inspired by the TV show “Sea Hunt,” (19581961), in which Lloyd Bridges played a frogman (someone trained in scuba in a tactical capacity), Minick longed to see for herself what mysteries awaited beneath the ocean’s surface. However, as recently as the 1960s, she found ■ it nearly impossible to find a scuba class that would accept female students. “It took three years for me to find a class that would accept a woman,” she said. “No class would take me, and I went to all the dive shops around (La Jolla and San Diego).” Minick finally received her certification in February 1966 through the YMCA. Her final test for certification was a roughly 100-foot dive at La Jolla Shores, she said. Her deepest dive would be at Palancar Reef, off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico. The water was so clear there that she could see her husband, Stan, looking down


The Bottom Scratchers pose near the La Jolla Caves circa 1939: Glenn Orr, Jack Corbaly, Ben Stone, Bill Batzloff and Jack Prodanovich. Courtesy of Justin Schlaefli/San Diego Free Divers

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By Pat Sherman ong before La Jolla Children’s Pool became ground zero for the prickly dispute between marine mammal activists and beachaccess proponents, it was the site of communal seafood feasts courtesy of La Jolla’s legendary free-diving club, the Bottom Scratchers. From the 1930s to the late 1990s, the now defunct club fished the bounty of La Jolla’s coast, once teaming with lobster, white sea bass, crab and abalone. During a presentation at the San Diego Freedivers Nov. 25 meeting, Sally Orr-Hawkins, granddaughter of Bottom Scratchers co-founder Glenn Orr, offered a well-researched presentation on her grandfather and the Bottom Scratchers, believed by many to be the first sport dive club in the world. The club consisted of freedivers (those who hold their breath to dive as opposed to using tanks or modern scuba equipment) and spearfishers.

Wes Hawkins, great grandson of Bottom Scratchers co-founder Glenn Orr, and mother, Sally Orr-Hawkins, display one of the club’s early spearfishing guns. Pat Sherman

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Bottom Scratchers ■ Founded: 1933 ■ Last meeting: 2005 ■ Duration: 72 years ■ Maximum club size: 20 ■ Founding members: Glenn Orr, Jack Prodanovich, Ben Stone ■ Innovators: Invented many techniques and gear used in diving today. ■ Conservationists: Advocated for the removal of gill nets from California coastal waters (today illegal), limits on fishing abalone and broomtail grouper, and for limited spearfishing competition. ■ Info: Compiled by Justin Schlaefli of the San Diego Freedivers

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Let Inga Tell You

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don’t think anyone would argue with me when I say that the gift-giving season can get totally out of hand. For years now, I have required the kids and spouses to submit gift preferences for themselves and the grandchildren by EOT (End of Thanksgiving). I figure that if I’m going to spend all that money and all that time to buy and wrap, it should be something the recipient actually wants. I go off-list from time to time if it’s something I really think they’d like or if not, can easily return. My first husband and I used to argue about this as he felt that buying from a list provided by the recipient showed absolutely no imagination and he simply wasn’t going to shop from it. He is apparently not alone in this philosophy. Unfortunately, his idea of imagination included tickets to football games, a sport he imagined I’d come to love if I just gave it a friggin’ chance. (Like THAT happened.) Never a quick learner, I realized years later that I should have put Chargers tickets on my gift list and made no mention whatsoever of Belgian chocolates. Dumb, dumb, dumb. But I have to confess that I’ve given some blooper gifts myself. When I was 8,

my mother, encouraging both creativity and thrift, suggested that I and my siblings (7 and 9) might make craft gifts that year for which she supplied copious quantities of construction paper, fabric scraps, pipe cleaners, ribbon, Elmer’s glue and assorted frills. The sibs stuck with the program, but I eschewed all this and cleverly made my mother a “stamp book” containing 200 new first-class stamps intended for Christmas mailings, which I’d found in her desk drawer and which I painstakingly licked with my own pink tongue and pasted on typing paper in fetching patterns. Ten pages worth. My mother actually cried when she opened it, but not for any of the reasons I imagined. The same year, I made blank scrapbooks for the relatives using two reams of my mother’s expensive rag bond paper, ineptly stapled together, and the words “Scrapbook” written on the cover in purple crayon. You can imagine how thrilled they all were. After that, mom, in terror of my creativity, put a padlock on her desk and instead took us to Woolworths, handing us each a red basket, and letting us fill them with gift selections of our own questionable taste. It was way cheaper than letting me

make my own. I know homemade gifts should be preferable to store-bought ones but I don’t think there was anyone who wasn’t happier with cheapo snow globes than the stuff I made them. As an adult, I used to find that sending the aunts and uncles food gifts from Harry and David or Omaha Steaks was usually a pretty safe bet. I’ve always liked receiving food packages myself. None of these people were easy to buy for, and they seemed appreciative of my efforts. All except my retired biology professor maiden aunt in Ohio, an ardent conservationist. I’ve still got the “thank you” letter I received from her for the package of grapefruits I sent. Dear Inga: In our society, why is sex discussable but not Christmas gifts? Because you are intelligent and mean well, I am rushing off a letter about so-called “food” Christmas gift packages. During the present domination of the Christmas packaging industry by the plastic packaging industry, I object to the use of scarce organic materials for excessive, useless fancy packaging. Again this year, I was inundated with “food” packages. Your brother’s so-called petit fours were so well packaged that they were not damaged in shipping; paraffin provides great resilience to chocolate. Your parents generously sent

me several packages of fruit. The apples were very large, uniformly bright red, each individually wrapped and then each in its own compartment in a plastic-formed tray and then rewrapped and well boxed. They were quite tasteless but looked well in a dish. The grapefruit you sent were very large and equally well packaged, which was not necessary since the skins were so thick that they could have sustained a drop from a considerable height without injury. Anyhow the seeds were so numerous that the grapefruit were inedible. A former student sent me a collection labeled “exotic fruit jellies.” Each fancyshaped tiny jar must have contained at least a tablespoonful. Each little jar was in its own container that was inside another box that was inside its outer wrappings. All arrived unbroken and all tasted exactly alike, but like what I never could decide. And another former student … but no, I’ll stop here. I do appreciate the thought behind it, but it seems wasteful in these times. Would you please remove my name from your list for all future Christmas food packages? Believe me, it was strictly magazine subscriptions after that. u

— Look for La Jolla resident Inga’s lighthearted looks at life in La Jolla Light. Reach her at

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Warm Potato and Burrata Salad consists of persimmon slices, potatoes, garlic, burrata and a bed of greens.

Surf and turf is served in style at Pacific Beach’s JRDN By Kelley Carlson ear the Crystal Pier is a picturesque place where guests can sip on sunsethued Chili Mango Margaritas while watching the sun descend beyond the horizon from the Sunset Patio. JRDN (pronounced “Jordan,” in honor of the owner’s father and son) is a contemporary steak and seafood restaurant in the Tower 23 Hotel. By day, it’s California casual — servers wear T-shirts emblazoned with the establishment’s logos, as customers nosh on salads, sandwiches and brunch menu items such as the Chicken and Biscuit and the Wild Mushroom and Potato Skillet. As dusk approaches, the waitstaff dons button-down shirts and the overall vibe becomes “West Coast hip,” as lounge/jazz music plays in the background. In the bar/lounge, patrons enjoy bites and small plates, while glancing at scores from the day’s sporting events. In the dining room (only open for dinner seating), a 70-foot-long “wave wall” changes colors, morphing from purples to blues to


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Pan Seared Striped Bass comes with a side of sweet potato gnocchi, decorated with a foamy citrus veloute.

The California cuisine-oriented menu incorporates seasonal ingredients. “At the peak of a (growing) season is where we shine,” Executive Chef David Warner said. “We’re harnessing the potential of ingredients.” Right now, that would involve dishes like the Pumpkin Soup, sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and swirled with pumpkin seed oil and truffle butter in the middle. It’s served with crostini spread with goat cheese, swiss chard and garlic. JRDN also works with local vendors to obtain seafood. It has a raw bar with selections such as Hamachi Sashimi, Alaskan King Crab and Oysters on the Half. Its most popular item is the Spanish-style Steamed Mussels in a broth of chorizo, garlic, chardonnay and herb butter. Customers receive a basket of baguettes for dipping, each slice contains melted butter, garlic, lemon zest and parsley. There’s also a Pure Sizzle portion to the menu, highlighting entrees such as the Warm Potato and Burrata Salad that includes persimmon slices, garlic and a mound of burrata over greens; and the Pan

The 70-foot-long ‘wave wall’ in the main dining room continuously changes colors.

Seared Striped Bass with a side of sweet potato gnocchi, both decorated with a foamy citrus veloute. Another dish is the Cider Glazed Pork Belly (a favorite of Warner’s) featuring “melt-in-your-mouth” pork with a crispy skin and polenta. “We put the time in to prepare it, and it’s so rewarding,” Warner said. “It’s pure satisfaction.” Vegetarians might opt for the JRDN Salad, in which they choose a type of green, a sauce and five toppings. Meat lovers might lean toward Burning Up — a choice cut of steak, plus two sides, a “rub,” and sauce or “Chef’s Thunder” (caramelized sweet onions, blue cheese and aged balsamic). As for desserts, patrons can look forward to sweets like the Bourbon Walnut Tart with brown sugar and bourbon ice cream, orange compote and marbled chocolate. As Pacific Beach is notorious for its parking challenges, visitors may want to take advantage of valet parking, which is free for three hours with validation from the restaurant.

Cider Glazed Pork Belly is served with polenta PHOTOS By Kelley Carlson

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Calling all La Jolla centenarians!


s 2013 draws to a close, so does La Jolla Light’s 100th publishing anniversary. Through the past few months, we’ve had the privilege of bringing you our award-winning Centenarian Series, in which we showcased those La Jollans who’ve reached their 100th birthday (or better!) and we’d like at least one more to close out the year. If you or someone you know is 100

years old — or will be by the end of 2013 — e-mail their name and contact information to sdemaggio@lajollalight. com or call (858) 875-5950. So far, we’ve featured the following centenarians: Alfred Scutt, Hazel Hart, Bill Voight, Virginia Andrews, Leona Adler, Grace White, Peter Fortescue, Les Stypinski and Ann Martin. Our thanks goes out to them all for sharing their time and stories with us.

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Karate studio to host family day La Jolla Karate, in honor of “Generosity month” (December), invites the community to Family Fun Day, 11:30 a.m. Saturday Dec. 14, at its 7838 Herschel Ave. location. There will be games, obstacle courses, team-building exercises and a chance to meet La Jolla Karate instructors. Organizers will serve Jersey Mike’s subs after all the fun. The event is free with RSVP by Dec. 11 to (858) 255-8384. More information at

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Five Christmas Concerts n 1) “Noël, Noël!” — La Jolla Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and a professional orchestra will celebrate Christ’s birth with a program featuring Charpentier’s “Messe de minuit de Noël,” 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7715 Draper Ave. The concert also includes a collection of carols sung by the choir and the congregation. Featured groups will include the Handbell Choir, Children’s Choir and Youth Choir. A freewill offering will be taken. Free parking in the underground garage accessed from Kline Street. Reception follows the 7 p.m. concert in Fellowship Hall. (858) 729-5511. n 2) “Come On Down to Bethlehem” — The La Jolla United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and Dorian Bells invite all to their annual Christmas Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. On the program will be favorite classical pieces, unique arrangements of familiar carols, gospel and rock. Featured composers include G.F. Handel, John Rutter, Craig Courtney and Howard Helvey. Accompanying the choirs will be a string orchestra, woodwinds and percussion. A freewill offering will be taken to support the church’s music ministries. Refreshments served in Memorial Hall following the concert.

La Jolla Art Association Auction La Jolla Art Association’s annual auction fundraiser runs 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at its gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, in the Shores. Everyone who buys a ticket for $200 is guaranteed a painting worth $300 to $1,500, said organizers. Anyone unable to attend will be provided a proxy. The selection of 60 paintings is viewable at and at the gallery. To buy a ticket, contact Raye Anne Marks at (619) 252-9564,, or visit

n 3) “Messiah Sing” — Choral Director David Chase leads the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, guest soloists and audience members in San Diego County’s longest-running, annual sing-along of the Christmas portions of Handel’s “Messiah,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad. Music scores for rent or purchase onsite. Tickets: $15 and $8 student/youth. (858) 534-4637. n 4) “Joyful, Joyful” — The San Diego Chorus will present its holiday concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 in Hashinger Hall at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. The cast of “Scrooged” from C3 Performing Arts Center will join the chorus for the show, performing a variety of Yuletime standards. Tickets: $15 and $10 for children under 12. (Buy nine and get the 10th ticket free.) (619) 796-5162. n 5) “Community Christmas” — Bunnell Strings will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at La Jolla Christian Fellowship, 627 Genter St. Freewill offering. (858) 454-9636.


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Christmas in Italy

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Humbug Humor Phil Johnson, Omri Schein, Debbie David and Sarah Errington take the North Coast Rep stage to premiere “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular,” a musical full of fun and parodies, now through Dec. 28 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets: $30-$27. Also at North Coast Rep: Extra! Extra! “Dickens Unscripted” spoofs the classic Christmas tale, Dec. 1617. Tickets: $22-$25. (858) 481-1055.

Nutcracker Ballets n California Ballet: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22; 7 p.m. Dec. 18-20. San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., downtown San Diego. Tickets: $30-$90. (858) 560-6741, n City Ballet of San Diego: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22; 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. Tickets: $29-$69. n San Diego Ballet: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 2:30 p.m. Dec. Manuel Rotenberg 22, Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego. Tickets: $25-$50. (619) 294-7378. n Moscow Ballet: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17, Jacobs Music Center, 750 B. St., downtown San Diego. Tickets: $30-$90. (800) 745-3000.

Vocalist Cristina Fontanelli will star in her third annual musical production, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Tickets: $28-$48. (800) 8383006, ext. 1. christmasinitalysd.

Women and War An exhibition examining the ways women have been represented in relation to war and industry in modern art created in the United States is on display through Feb. 18 at The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. “Women, War and Industry,” features works in the museum’s permanent collection with attention to WWI and WWII posters and photographs by artists Margaret BourkeWhite, Esther Bubley, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Florence Kemmler, Gjon Mili and Berenice Abbot. To complement the museum’s holdings, contemporary works by Miyoshi Barosh, Doris Bittar, Nava Lubelski, Catherine Opie, Iana Quesnell, An-My Lê, Pae White, Stephanie Sinclair, Benjamin Lowy and Frohawk Two Feathers augment the presentation. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, closed Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $4.50-$12. (619) 232-7931.

Holiday Cards Kids and young teens are invited to make paper greetings, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Glue, glitter and everything else provided, courtesy of Friends of the Library. Free. (858) 552-1657.

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Campus walkways are illuminated during the holiday gathering.

Mark Pulido, president of the school’s board of trustees, with his wife, Donna Walker, president of the parents association.

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Before and After — Members of the La Jolla High Splatter! Art Club beautify an electrical box at Belmont Park.

La Jolla High school artists paint electrical boxes


a Jolla High School’s Splatter! Art Club recently painted another electrical box in Pacific Beach, this one in Belmont Park with the theme “roller skates.” With help from club president Stephanie Foster, vice president Kaitlin Wheeler, and club advisor Jane Wheeler, the box was painted within five hours. Each club member took a different approach in painting his or her roller skate. Maddie Bolinger added lots of color and had a vibrant rainbow coming out from the back of the skate. Emma Willis added many bright colors to her 1970s skates.

Charlie Mann created an abstract pair of skates, very different from the rest. Stephanie Foster took a more graphic approach by adding wings and flames to her roller skates, while Kaitlin Wheeler added a touch of aboriginal art to create elegant skates. In the end, all the different types of artwork flowed perfectly to create a masterpiece. The Splatter! Art Club plans to complete another electrical box during the school year to fulfill its goal of beautifying neighboring communities. — Kaitlin Wheeler

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From Scuba Diver, B1

Left: Longtime La Jolla resident Phyllis Minick reads along the coast by Bird Rock in the early 1970s. Courtesy

from the dive boat 160 feet above, and he could see her. For Minick, ocean exploration is as close as a person can get to space exploration. “This is the only other world that humans, most of us, will ever get to visit — and it really is unlike anything I’ve experienced walking around on Earth,” she said. Minick would go on to dive regularly with renowned underwater photographer Chuck Nicklin, Bottom Scratchers member and Scripps Institution of Oceanography dive instructor Jim Stewart, and marine biologist Wheeler North. She penned regular articles for Skin Diver magazine. However, few concessions were granted to her for being a woman. To get to some of the most prime dive spots, she traversed rocky cliffs and long hikes. “If you’re a woman, you carry your own gear,” she said. Minick’s final dive was three years ago, at the Great Barrier Reef, near Queensland, Australia. “That was it,” she said. “I decided, if there’s a pinnacle in that sport, that should be mine.” u

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oin Bird Rock residents and businesses for a holiday passeggiata (neighborhood stroll), down La Jolla Boulevard, 1-4 p.m., Saturday Dec. 14. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters and Prodigy School of the Arts will have live music and open mics, while Nightengale Music and Moonglow will host music jams. There will be an interactive chalk art station and a paint-a-skateboard at Adrenalina. The La Jolla High School Madrigals will serenade as you take photos with Santa Claus by Coffee Roasters or the miniature horse at All About Animals.

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Barbaras gather at Barbarella’s for toy drive By Ashley (not Barbara) Mackin omen named Barbara from across La Jolla gathered Dec. 4 at Barbarella’s Restaurant in the Shores for the annual St. Barbara’s Day party and holiday toy drive. The Barbaras were treated to cocktails and appetizers on the restaurant’s patio. In getting to know one another, several of the Barbaras asked after whom they were named. The list included actresses, grandmothers and even one Barbara’s father’s former girlfriend (the one he didn’t marry, but wished he had). All the donated toys will go to Promises2Kids, an organization aimed at improving the lives of foster children in their situation due to neglect or abuse. Event organizer Barbara Doren expressed her hope that the name Barbara would increase in popularity and there would be another generation of Barbaras to come. For the Barbaras who missed this year’s party, Barbarella’s owner Barbara Beltaire assured it would happen again next year on St. Barbara’s Day (Dec. 4, 2014).


Barbaras from across La Jolla meet at Barbarella’s for the annual St. Barbara’s Day party and toy drive.

Barbarella’s owner Barbara Beltaire and Barbara Doren discuss the importance of Promises2Kids, the recipients of all the donated toys.

Barbara Gray and Barbara Kimblerlin sit with an image of Saint Barbara, for whom the event is named.

Barbara Woodward chats with Barbara Riggs, while another group of Barbaras (Gray, Enberg and Leinenweber) also converse.

Event organizer Barbara Doren, Barbara Enberg, Barbara Zobell, Barbarella’s owner Barbara Beltaire and Barbara Maggio pose with cardboard standups of Barbra Streisand and Barbara Walters.

Barbarella’s Restaurant is noted for its extravagant seasonal decor.

Barbara Leinenweber and Barbara Gray


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Bird Rockers meet for holiday party


he Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) held its holiday party Dec. 3 at Voce del Mare restaurant on La Jolla Boulevard. The next BRCC event will be its inaugural Winter Walk, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 along La Jolla Boulevard, with live music, interactive art, merchant specials and samples. During the walk, participants will have an opportunity to purchase a decorative tile, designed by artist Jane Wheeler, to help complete the Waverly Wall mosaic in Bird Rock Park. The project benefits Bird Rock Elementary School. More information at

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Early Bottom Scratchers club members Wally Potts and Jack Prodanovich display white sea bass caught near La Jolla Children’s Pool without the aid of modern fishing or diving gear. Courtesy of Justin Schlaefli/San Diego Free Divers everything you catch — and oh my, I got so sick of lobster! We were begging for hamburgers!” A precursor to today’s much larger San Diego Freedivers club, The Bottom Scratchers were founded in 1933 out of necessity — to provide food for the founders’ families during the Great Depression. “La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove were so full of game, so that’s where they went to hunt,” Orr-Hawkins said. While the San Diego Freedivers have

Sally Orr-Hawkins and San Diego Freedivers member Volker Hoehne (right) display a pearl oyster shell given to Orr-Hawkins’ grandfather by one of Japan’s female pearl divers, who Orr-Hawkins said inspired her grandfather’s passion for diving (freediver Ryan Sweeney looks on). Pat Sherman

about 125 members, the Bottom Scratchers were exclusive by design. The club never had more than 20 members during its 72-year lifespan. The near superhuman feats aspiring members were required to perform left many would-be Bottom Scratchers ashore — blue in the face and green with envy. Orr-Hawkins recounted the grueling tests, conducted at a point about a half-mile off the La Jolla coast that the Scratchers referred to as the “proving grounds.” The near-impossibility of the tests kept

membership small. “A candidate must descend to a depth of 35 feet and bring an abalone in each hand to the surface — sometimes three,” she said, reading from an old San Diego Union-Tribune feature. “You were allowed to take a knife and that’s it.” Other Bottom Scratchers initiations, she said, were “even more ridiculous.” “You had to dive down into the depths, grasp the dorsal fin of a (horn) shark, overpower him and bring him to shore


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Wes Hawkins displays a primitive regulator designed and used by the Bottom Scratchers. The device provides a diver with breathing gas at ambient pressure. Pat Sherman commendation her grandfather received from the San Diego Harbor Commission. “There was nobody to retrieve bodies back in the 1930s,” she said. “In my memorabilia I have letters from families thanking him for what he did. “He never was a braggart though,” OrrHawkins added. “I never knew all this stuff about him. I just thought he was a cool grandpa, and had a weird job, throwing fins and stuff in his trunk to go to work.” Glenn Orr would go on to teach firemen

to dive in the same Pacific Beach pool where his granddaughter, Sally, would later learn to dive, and where Prodanovich lost an eye testing a spearfishing gun. The club’s second worst injury happened while Glenn Orr was prying abalone off a coastal ledge and a bull seal sunk its teeth in his back, shaking him vigorously and removing a chunk of flesh. “My grandpa knew he’d been bit, but he continued to do his thing and then found out later he had ligaments hanging out and had to go to the hospital,” Orr-Hawkins said. Despite these near fatal brushes, several of the Bottom Scratchers lived well into their 90s, including the club’s last surviving member, retired Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher/diver James Stewart (who joined in 1951) and today resides in Orange County. Glenn Orr died of a brain aneurysm in 1971 at age 63, when his granddaughter was just 13 — the same year the club stopped accepting new members. It is believed he died pushing the limits of then established dive tables (numerical tables used by scuba divers to determine the amount of time a person can safely dive, according to their depth). Though Orr-Hawkins said that, like her grandfather, her family members tend to be thrill seekers (she just returned from ziplining in Costa Rica), her father desdained fish and the sea, becoming a hang gliding instructor at Torrey Pines Gliderport. “My dad started flying when he got older,” she said. “He didn’t go down. He went up.” u

Bottom Scratchers founder Glenn Orr, early member Wally Potts and co-founder Jack Prodanovich in La Jolla circa 1967 Courtesy

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It’s pomp and pageantry at La Jolla’s annual Christmas Parade


ill it or won’t it rain? That was the question on everyone’s mind before the start of 56th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival, Sunday morning, Dec. 8. As it turned out, Mother Nature was very kind to the estimated 25,000 spectators and 3,000 participants that day. The event kicked off with the flyover of vintage biplanes that awed the crowd settling in along Girard and Prospect streets. Parade organizer Ann Kerr-Bache said, “It was the biggest and best-attended parade ever! There were 30 vintage vehicles, 13 floats, 12 bands, 30 miscellaneous vehicles, 30 equestrian groups and an incredible horsedrawn wagon that is brought out only once every 12 years — in the Year of the Horse.” — Greg Wiest


The holiday festival begins with an antique aircraft flyover the parade route.

Parade and festival chair Ann Kerr Bache, La Jolla Parade Foundation president Rob Hildt, sponsor Bill Roper, sponsor coordinator Debbie Dorsee, San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts, sponsor John Donaldson and sponsor Ruth Yansick

Henry Little, 11, tunes up his ukulele as Madeline Marie Nettles, 12, looks on before the parade kicks-off. Cheryl Mitchell and Karolyn Dorsee

San Diego City Councilmember Kevin Falconer, parade co-chair Jack McGrory and County Supervisor Ron Roberts Let the parade begin!

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La Jolla resident hosts podcast for seniors By Ashley Mackin Patsy Millard recently launched a podcast with a focus on senior citizens, called “Seniors Speak … to Patsy.” The La Jolla resident said each interview celebrates the personal and professional accomplishments of her guests, “and that means what they did and how they did it; it’s getting into the body of the person and trying to show as much of them as you can to other people,” she said. (For those unfamiliar with the term, a podcast is a digital medium consisting of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.) Her inaugural show featured Stanford Penner, UCSD Professor Emeritus in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Other guests have included Neal Ash, Chair of the USO at Lindbergh Field, and USO San Diego Board Chair Charlotte Jacobs. “To my knowledge, I did not know of anybody who was really concentrating on seniors, and we’re a big group now and we have a lot to offer,” she said. Case in point, her interview with 92-year-old Penner. “Dr. Penner was going to Vienna every other month to represent the United States but no one really knows that much about him,” she said, adding she’s been trying to book Ann Romney, author and wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and diet guru and author Jenny Craig. “Seniors Speak” is archived at and features podcasts on the topics of business, community, lifestyle, military, politics, sports and technology. Millard, who said she is the least tech-savvy of any of her friends, doesn’t even have an e-mail address, but enjoys other new

On the Web ■ To find Patsy Millard’s podcast, visit and search ‘Seniors Speak’ in the yellow search bar.

technologies. She said someone she plays bridge with uses Google all the time, and that many of her friends have iPads. “The iPad is truly the thing of the future,” she said. She also loves her cell

phone. For her message notification, she has a whistling sound, which went off during her interview with La Jolla Light. “I’ll tell you what, when I first got the phone and heard that sound I thought,

‘at my age, I can’t believe it!’ ” thinking it was someone whistling at her. Now that she has some technology figured out, Millard can focus on her podcast, which she started because she was bored with

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One of the many families along the parade route.

Here comes Santa Claus!

52nd District Congressman and La Jollan Scott Peters

A variety of entertainers perform enroute.

A child is amused by a clown on a scooter.

The Surf Diva Surf School ‘float.’

Art students hold first exhibit at Pannikin


a Jolla-based artist and sculptor Nasser Pirasteh has organized a show of works from his students at Pannikin Coffee & Tea, 7467 Girard Ave. in La Jolla. The show features are array of vivid pastel and charcoal drawings from students ages 7 to 40, whom he teaches in his home studio on Nautilus Street. The works will be on display at Pannikin through the end of the month.

Nasser Pirasteh (standing left) with students Valeria Bonomie, Alonso Garcia, Francisco Martinez de Velasco and (seated) Bernat Ingles Riera; several of the works on display. Courtesy Photos

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Page B24 - DECEMBER 12, 2013 - LA JOLLA LIGHT Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Legal Description: PARCEL 1 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 13066, IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO, DECEMBER 23, 1983. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $5,853,016.14 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 417 SEA RIDGE DRIVE LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 415-062-11 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that

it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-27-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: or 1-714-7302727 or 1-714-573-1965 or 1-800-280-2832 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the


property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap. com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit the Internet Web site (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www., using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the

Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1073068 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/2013. LJ1557 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032212 Fictitious Business Name(s): Nekter Juice Bar Located at: 834 Kline Street, La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7014 Sitio Corazon, Carlsbad, CA 92009. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: JCPS Juice Corporation, 7014 Sitio Corazon, Carlsbad, CA 92009, CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. Ridwan Sasmita, President. LJ1553. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032227 Fictitious Business Name(s): Holidays-2nd Act West Located at: 7556 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7556 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 11/15/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Maria V. Gonzalez, 2651 Greentree Ln., La Jolla, CA 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. Maria V. Gonzalez. LJ1554. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032249 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Coastline Capital Residential Brokerage b. Coastline Capital Mortgage Group

c. Coastline Capital Realty Located at: 6537 Caminito Catalan, La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Justin Roach, 6537 Caminito Catalan, La Jolla, CA 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. Justin Roach. LJ1552. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032110 Fictitious Business Name(s): David LeRoy Technical Consulting Located at: 9262 D Regents Rd., La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 05/01/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: David A. LeRoy, 9262 D Regents Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/14/2013. David A. LeRoy. LJ1550. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031615 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Harris Kaen b. Harris Kaen Law Located at: 7850 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7850 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. This business is conducted by: Joint Venture. The first day of business was 07/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. James Kaen, 7850 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 #2. Chad Harris, 861 6th Avenue, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92101 This statement was filed with Ernest

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aviar is a luxurious, high-energy indulgence that will make you feel like James Bond during the holiday season. With these tips, you can enjoy it even on a tight budget!

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To the caviarphile, the lightly salted, non-fertilized sturgeon eggs or roe from Iranian and Russian producers in the Caspian Sea are nonpareil. Like chicken eggs, roe is also graded: Grade 1 is designated for prime caviar consisting of intact eggs, Grade 2 for eggs that are either broken or soft (50 percent), and Grade 3 for the lowest quality with over half the eggs broken. The cream of the caviar crop comes from three species of sturgeon — Osetra, Sevruga and Beluga, the latter producing exquisite roe (coveted for its soft texture that’s firm to the bite) and large, uniform pearl-size grains, ranging from glossy jet black to pale grey. That accounts in part for the sticker shock of Beluga — a jaw-dropping $200 to $300 per ounce. Take heart, caviar connoisseurs; bargain basement prices for other delectable (and more eco-friendly) varieties are available if you shop around.

Caviar Care

Caviar must be handled with kid gloves, stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator (the meat drawer), around 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Unopened, it can keep for about four weeks in its sealed container, but once started, caviar should be consumed within three days. Be sure to use a non-metallic serving spoon — one made from bone, horn or mother-of-pearl — as metal imparts an unpalatable flavor to the delicate roe. Purists enjoy their passion simply — eating caviar solo, while finely chopped scallions or red onions and hard-boiled eggs are traditional accompaniments. Although Robin Leach from “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” had a signature signoff, “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” well-chilled mineral water or unflavored vodka wash the caviar down just as nicely.

Incredible edible eggs

As a store house of vitamins A, assorted Bs, D and E, iron and calcium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, and a rich source of protein and amino acids, caviar is an energizing food that won’t break your calorie count. Red caviar is a mere 55 calories an ounce, while black is slightly higher at 70.

Bang for your caviar buck

If you’re not a caviar snob, there are several varieties other than Caspian sturgeon that add saltiness, color and flavor without having to refinance your house. American caviar from sturgeon (indigenous to the Missouri and Mississippi river systems) is a small roe, dark brown to nearly black like Beluga with a nutty flavor reminiscent of Osetra. Paddlefish caviar has translucent greycolored beads with a buttery, melt-in-yourmouth quality, while Trout Caviar with large golden pearls has a subtle essence. Flying fish roe are small pellets of a bright orange hue that enliven sushi. Try Lumpfish Caviar from Nordic seas, crunchy with a briny bite, or Salmon Caviar, large pea-sized translucent beads of bright crimson with an intense flavor. The Salmon Caviar is also considered kosher, unlike Sturgeon Caviar from fish lacking scales, making this roe taboo under kashrut laws. Vegetarians can indulge in seaweed caviar derived from kelp. The best way to stretch your caviar dollar is to serve it as an appetizer or garnish — a drop here, a sprinkle there on top of toast points or thinly sliced baguette rounds. Add eye-candy and a salty oomph to devilled eggs with salmon roe. Hollow out baby redskin potatoes and fill with sour cream and a scoop of caviar. Spoon on grilled diver scallops, omelettes, chilled soups, pastas with vodka and cream sauces, or whip up a seafood pizza with toppings of wild-caught shrimp, calamari rings and a caviar dollop in the bulls-eye. For additional holiday recipes, e-mail

La Jolla is home, and like all homes, it needs maintenance and TLC. Mere tax dollars aren’t enough. Together, we can pool our resources to keep La Jolla the jewel that it is. The La Jolla Community Foundation (LJCF) was created to enrich the environmental, social and cultural experience of La Jolla. So far, we have funded the fire pits along the Shores, commissioned world-class murals around town, repaired the “Teardrop” entrance on La Jolla Parkway, created educational coastal signage, and are now developing a plan to maintain the Village on an ongoing basis. Membership is open to all La Jollans who care. Join the LJCF and have a voice in selecting annual grant recipients – making a difference here, at home, where you live. Please join us. Annual local projects will receive 75% of your contribution and the other remaining 25% will go into a permanent endowment. To make a contribution, please go to and click on GET INVOLVED. Become a member today!

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Located in the heart of the Hillside area, this 5BR/5.5BA Cotswold Tudor built in 1931 has been designated as historic landmark #1023, The Margaret Rice Robertson House.


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