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Four scientists lead cutting-edge research projects, A4

children’s Pool seals remain in the news

2011: Oh what a year it was! controversy over Mount Soledad cross

Historical Society looks back at World War II, A6

Galleria JAN marks its 25th anniversary, B7

By Dave SchwaB hile global financial upset, continued Middle East turmoil, and the Republican presidential candidate race grabbed national headlines all year, the local news here in La Jolla was, thankfully, a lot less tumultuous. Here’s a month-by-month reminder of what occurred in The Jewel in 2011.


January • The 20-plus-year legal battle over the constitutionality of Mount Soledad’s landmark cross continued with a rally to defend keeping the Korean War

Memorial centerpiece in place in the wake of the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling that the cross was an illegal religious symbol on federally owned land. • Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) got the green light to do a $25 million climate research project. • A master plan for long-anticipated Torrey Pines Road improvements was unveiled. February • A call for a new farmers market at La Jolla Methodist Church in Bird Rock was issued and later scuttled

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The Real world goes live in Bird Rock

art & wine festival raises cash for schools

Mixologists share seasonal sippers, B1

Spring attack on La Jolla potholes

UcSD celebrates 50th anniversary

Playhouse’s Jesus christ Superstar earns rave reviews

Four La Jolla homes fetch more than $10 million this year By PaT SheRMan Four residential properties in La Jolla sold for more than $10 million this year, including San Diego architect Wallace E. Cunningham’s contemporary opus, “The Razor.” Perched above Torrey Pines State Reserve at 9826 La Jolla Farms Way, the 11,000-square-foot estate boasts an open, minimalist design of white polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass that emphasizes its uninterrupted views of ocean and sky. The home, which has never been occupied, has been featured in television ads for Calvin Klein and Visa. It has a vanishing-edge pool and two-story guest-

house. Records show it cost roughly $32 million to build. “In my 32 years in real estate it is without question one of the most architecturally significant and beautiful homes I’ve ever seen,” said Jeffrey Nunn, branch manager of Coldwell Banker La Jolla. Laleh and Niloo Monshizadeh of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer, Donald Burns and Bob Hurwitz of Hurwitz James in Beverly Hills represented the seller, Jimmy Donald Cooksey, Jr. Despite its opulence, records show the home had both federal and state tax liens placed on it, and remained on the market

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dent who said he was trying earn a trip to Spain,” Mitchell said. “When I talked to Maggie Blanchard, she told me, ‘We don’t have a grandson.’ Another woman from Rancho Bernardo called her and told her she was similarly ripped off for $250.” SDPD officer Mark Soulia asked Mitchell to put out a bulletin to the homeowner’s association alerting residents of the activity. Door-todoor magazine subscription sales should be reported to the police at (619) 531-2000. Vandals hit mailboxes San Diego Police Department (SDPD) detectives are investigating mailbox vandalism in La Jol-

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2012 Eye on Science: These research projects are in the spotlight By Lynne Friedmann Jessica Block, a staff research associate at Calit2, is a geologist by training with a keen interest in using visualization technology to address environmental issues and natural disasters, particularly wildfires. San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts has provided funding for her work specifically for remote sensing in Eastern San Diego County for the purpose of better wildfire identification and response. Block also has support from the San Diego unit chief for CAL FIRE. As final validation, she received a $262,000 NSF grant to merge data from local weather stations with predictive models. Block’s interest in this field stems from her experience witnessing Australia’s worst wildfire in 2009. She soon began working with firefighters to leverage technology as a means of assisting in fighting fires. Jennifer Burney, a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is interested in understanding how changes in cooking habits — such as replacing homemade cook stoves in rural India with cleaner-burning alternatives — could have effects on climate change and public health.

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This work links to broader issues such as the environmental impacts of food production and consumption. The research has caught the attention of the National Geographic Society which has named Burney an “Emerging Explorer,” an award that provides financial support for scientists early in their careers. Gordon, a unique data-intensive supercomputer using flashbased memory officially goes online Jan. 1 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UCSD. Gordon is capable of handling massive data bases while providing up to 100 times faster speeds when compared to hard-drive disk systems. It’s secret: About 300 trillion

bytes of flash memory, the technology commonly used in mobile phones and laptop computers. Gordon generated tremendous buzz in the technology community during its test phase and is already ranked among the top 50 fastest supercomputers in the world. And, yes, Gordon is named after the 1950s Flash Gordon science fiction hero. Malene Hansen, this assistant professor is a rising star at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. Even in the face of difficult funding times, she received two research project grants from NIH — a sure sign of good things to come. Hansen’s research interest is the

molecular mechanisms that affect the process of aging and age-related diseases. A paper by Hansen that unraveled how the interplay between two cellular processes influences lifespan in the worm C. elegans – an important research model – was deemed an “exceptional” work by the Faculty of 1000, which identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research. Michael A. Marletta takes over the helm of The Scripps Research Institute as president and CEO on Jan. 1. This is the first presidential transition at TSRI in 25 years, following the retirement of Richard Lerner. Marletta, a biochemist, is ac-

knowledged as a pioneer in discovering the role of nitric oxide, a critical player in communication between cells. Marletta will maintain a lab of a dozen people while at the same time building up TSRI’s research infrastructure and expanding the number of up-andcoming scientists on the faculty. Expect a major fundraising effort in this regard. Steven Wagner, a project scientist in the UCSD Department of Neurosciences is fueling hopes that discoveries in his laboratory will eventually lead a compound to target and reduce a protein fragment believed to play a critical role in

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Scorecard: Checking back with past profiled scientists By Lynne FriedmAnn Sandra Ann Brown hit the ground running as UCSD vice chancellor for research by introducing new electronic systems to reduce paperwork, save time, and boost scholar and researchers’ productivity. Among them: Electronic Research Administration Program (eRAP), a new centralized proposal-submission process; and Research Proposal Development Service that enables faculty and researchers to respond faster and more effectively to funding opportunities, leading to the university’s second-best year for research funding, despite the tough economy. Astrophysicist Alison Coil, assistant professor in the UCSD department of physics, received a prestigious NSF Career Grant that will allow her to carry out three complementary research projects to tackle key questions about galaxy evolution. She was also the recipient of a Hellman Faculty Fellows Award designed to provide financial support and encouragement to young faculty who show capacity for great distinction in their research and creative activities. Philip Steven Low, founder and CEO of NeuroVigil, was named the first recipient of the Jacobs-Rady Pioneer Award for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship honoring an

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Historical Society exhibit paints portrait of La Jolla during WW II By Pat Sherman During the dark days of the Second World War, La Jolla would often dim to the occasion, as depicted in the La Jolla Historical Society’s current exhibit about life in La Jolla during the war. “People were so afraid the Japanese would attack that you had to turn out all your lights at night,” said society historian Carol Olten, standing in the exhibit’s makeshift “blackout” room, covered with heavy black sheets like those residents used to prevent light from escaping their homes during the war. Blackouts were enacted to prevent enemy aircraft from reaching their targets by sight. They also helped prevent ships from being viewed in silhouette against the shore, and vulnerable to attack by enemy submarines.

“La Jolla had quite a number of blackouts during the war years,” Olten said. “Down by the Museum of Contemporary Art there’s a wall that was built by Ellen Browning Scripps that had lamps on it to guide the ships at night. That was one of the things that La Jolla turned off.” “Mount Soledad … was a survey point. They spotted planes from up there.” The exhibition, “Homefront La Jolla: An American Community During World War II,” is open Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. through May 27. The exhibit is comprised of items from the society archives with additional artifacts on loan from Veterans Museum in Balboa Park and the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego.

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Jolla residents who lived through World War II, or their surviving relatives. The taped histories will help the society fill gaps in La Jolla history from the post-war era to present, said society archivist Mike Mishler. “You’re getting the stories about what they remembered about World War II, but you’re also getting the stories about what life was like beyond just the war, and I think that will be a very valuable resource as we try to build our collection,” Mishler said. The oral history of World War II veteran Don Schutte was conducted by a student at La Jolla High School. Schutte donated a scrapbook of artifacts for the exhibition, which includes a series of mail correspondence with his parents, as well as his capture and imprisonment

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A portion of mural No. 5 at Hotel Parisi many feared would put them out of business. Their concerns led to formation of a community group that worked with the city culminating in a “shorter in length, smaller in scale” project. May • First District Councilwoman Sherri Lightner launched a community-wide “pothole patch.” • Bob and Kim Whitney’s controversial three-story, mixed-use project in La Jolla Shores was put on hold after the City Council voted 6-1 not to approve the project until more extensive environmental review is done.

• After months of delay, downtown nightclub entrepreneur Mike Viscuso abandoned plans to redevelop the former Jack’s site on Girard Avenue noting the economy was not right to pursue the venture at this time. June • A stir was caused when irate Bird Rock neighbors discovered that “The Real World,” an MTV reality show, would be filming throughout the summer in a rented home in their midst. • The Bishop’s School

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From 2011, A8 broke ground on its new library/ learning center. • La Jolla Historical Society held a press conference marking the three-quarter point in its capital campaign to raise $2 million in contributions to finish remodeling historic Wisteria Cottage and the rest of its complex.

• The community mourned the passing of Academy Award-winning Actor Cliff Robertson, who grew up in La Jolla, and who died Sept. 9, a day after his 88th birthday. • A Loma Portal woman, who allegedly took more than $3 million as a bookkeeper at Jack’s La Jolla Nightclub, pled not guilty to grand theft and embezzlement charges.

July • Marye Anne Fox, UCSD’s chancellor since 2004, announced she would be stepping down from her post in June 2012 to return to teaching and research. • Rosemary Murietta, a Realtor with extensive experience with nonprofits, was selected as the La Jolla Village Merchants Association’s first executive director. • San Diego’s Redistricting Commission approved a plan to divide the city of more than 1.3 million residents among nine City Council districts, including uniting all of La Jolla in the First Council District.

October • A public workshop was held to gather ideas on how to beautify the plaza and Coast Walk in front of the Children’s Pool. Landscape architect Jim Neri got lots of suggestions that he will convert into a workable plan for making the area more pedestrian-friendly. • Environmental Attorney Marco Gonzalez filed an application seeking more than $750,000 in fees for time spent in suing the city and the nonprofit La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation in an effort to require more environmental regulation — at greater expense — of fireworks displays over water. • The third annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival drew 15,000 guests, 15 wineries and 8 microbreweries. Next year, plans are to move the festival from Upper Girard to Prospect Street.

August • Debbie Beacham was named Woman of the Year by the Surfing Walk of Fame for her work progressing women’s professional surfing. • Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had neighbors choosing sides over his extensive plans to remodel his $12 million

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la Boulevard replaced a giant arrow with a colorful seascape wall mural bowing to public pressure that the marker did not conform with the community’s design standards in its Planned District Ordinance (PDO). • Nonprofit La Jolla Community Foundation took on landscaping of a teardrop-shaped median near “The Throat” intersection as its latest public improvement project. • The community mourned the passing of high-profile Shores architect Dale Naegle who succumbed to cancer at age 83. December • Balinese-themed Pantai Inn opened bringing a new exotic look — and higher-end presence — to the La Jolla waterfront. • A new downsized Hillel Jewish student center, proposed for the neighborhood across from UCSD, brought the same old opposition from residents who noted it was “a good project in the wrong spot.” • The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, combining the resources of five research institutions on Torrey Pines Mesa, opened its 4-story structure on Torrey Pines Scenic Drive. Researchers will focus on basic science pursuing projects to further stem cell research.

Other highlights: • The La Jolla Community Foundation’s Murals of La Jolla project continued with the installation of five murals and two interpretive panels, plus the funding of the La Jolla firepits. The Foundation said it has lined up artists for two more murals to be erected in 2012. • La Jolla High School marked its 90th anniversary with a nostalgic homecoming theme: “Ninety Years on Nautilus.” Festivities included the annual LJHS Viking Alumni Reception and former and current teachers treated to a luncheon on campus hosted by the PTA and Alumni Association. Décor at the dance featured pictures from ‘50s and ‘60s La Jolla High yearbooks as well as images of homecoming queens from decades ago. • The 50th anniversary of University of California, San Diego kicked off with a “Founder’s Day” celebration in November 2010 and festivities carried through June 2011 to tout the university’s accomplishments. The year concluded with a weekend anniversary celebration honoring the more than 145,000 UCSD alumni worldwide and a select group of 50 luminaries.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS from our home to yours... May the Joy of the Season Fill your Home with Happiness.

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Beautiful inflorescences of the foxtail agave in bloom


large botanical family, the agaves (Agave spp.) have many uses and grow well in the dry areas of the Southwest and MexiBy Kelly Stewart co. The nectar produced from these beautiful plants has become very popular as a sugar and syrup substitute as it has a milder flavor than syrup but is sweeter than honey. The heart of the blue agave (Agave tequilana) is used to make tequila. The foxtail agave (Agave attenuata) is a common succulent in gardens and along walkways, probably because it is one of the only agaves not armed with spikes on the margins of its leaves. Although a pretty green color, it is fairly unremarkable unless it is flowering, and then it can be quite spectacular. Like all agaves, these plants must save their energy before they can send up a flower stalk. This may take a long time — perhaps up to 20 years depending on the soil and local environment, thus earning the agaves the common name of century plant. Beginning in the middle of the foxtail agave (and looking a bit like an asparagus stalk), the flower stem (or inflorescence) shoots up-

Bees visit open agave flowers. the pollen baskets on these two bees are nearly full.

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Foxtail agaves in bloom alongside others that are not ready to bloom. ward before gracefully drooping over. Foxtail agave flowers open from the base of the inflorescence first, and are quickly visited by bees and other insects for pollination. On the flowers, bees will sip nectar and collect pollen — storing it in pollen baskets (or corbicula) on their hind legs. Unlike many of the other agaves, the foxtail agave doesn’t die after it blooms. There are now plenty of these pretty flower stalks to see here around town. — Kelly Stewart, Ph.D. is a postdoc with NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Contact her at

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The home at 1330 Inspiration Drive sold for $12 million the first week of December. Courtesy

From House, A1 for more than three years before Donald Burns, a 47-year-old real estate investor from Palm Beach (Fla.) with ties to the telecom industry, picked it up this month for $14.1 million cash, according to agent Hurwitz and San Diego 10News. That’s almost a third of the original asking price of $45 million. The oceanfront property failed to sell at two auctions this fall. Coldwell Banker sold another of La Jolla’s residential jewels this year, a 6,039-squarefoot ranch-style home at 5960 Camino de la Costa. Built in 1949, the seven-bedroom, five-bath home went for slightly more than $11.5 million, a more modest reduction in a listing price of $13.9 million. Though in 2009 another four La Jolla homes sold for $10 million or more, only one

home sold for as much in 2010, according to the La Jolla Real Estate Broker’s Association. Nunn said 2011’s $10 million-plus sales signal an uptick in the market for luxury homes. “It tells me the people with cash are sensing it’s time to put their money into real estate,” Nunn said. “The fear of bottom falling out is gone.” Another La Jolla home, at 6040 Camino de la Costa, sold for $10.8 million this year. The 1935 Spanish-Mediterranean home’s original asking price was $12.9 million. It sold within a matter of months. “It went pretty quick because it was priced right,” said Linda Daniels, an agent with Willis Allen Real Estate who handled the sale. Maxine and Marti Gellens of Prudential California Realty recently sold a home at

1330 Inspiration Drive for $12 million, though it took 40 or 50 showings before a buyer fell in love with the seven-bedroom, 11-bath “Old Muirlands trophy estate.” The 12,203-square-foot home was originally listed at a range of $13,250,000 to $15,000,876. Daniels said the houses agents are “struggling a bit” to sell are those in the $2 million to $4 million range. “Nowadays people don’t want houses that they have to do anything to,” she said, noting a concurrent downswing in rebuilds. “People want instant gratification right now. I think that’s just a sign of the times. They don’t want to overspend, they don’t want to overcommit.” Claudette Blanchard Berwin, broker-owner at Gallery Properties in La Jolla, said she sees the uptick in ultra-luxury sales as great news. Berwin, who is poised to list a coastal La Jolla home with a small vineyard for $4 million, said the $2 million to $4 million-price range actually “opened up” at her office. “I think there’s a lot of pent-up demand,” she said. “Those that can afford the homes are tired of waiting. I’m hoping to see $5 million-plus (home sales) become a lot more frequent in 2012. I’m extremely optimistic.” Nunn said the average listing price at Coldwell Banker was more than $1 million, though the sweet spot for actual sales was between $700,000 and $800,000. According to DataQuick Information Systems, there were 16 single-family residential home sales last month in La Jolla, with an average sales price of about $1.5 million, up by 7.9 percent from the same period last year.

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Former first lady will give keynote speech at caregiver dinner Rosalynn Carter will serve as honorary event chair for the Southern Caregiver Resource Center’s 25th anniversary dinner, Feb. 11, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real in San Diego. Emmy award-winning artist Allan Phillips will perform during the event, which will include food and drinks, commemorative gifts, raffle prizes and a live auction. San Diego news anchors Kimberly Hunt and Steve Atkinson will serve as emcees. Proceeds benefit the service needs of carerosalynn Carter givers in San Diego and Imperial counties who are caring for a loved one with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease or other health-related issues. Tickets are $225 per person through Jan. 31 and $250 afterward. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 7. For more information, visit or call (858) 268-4432.


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Light 565 Pearl St., Suite 300 La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 459-4201 The La Jolla Light (USPS 1980) is published every Thursday by San Diego Suburban News, a division of MainStreet Communications. Adjudicated as a newspaper of general circulation by Superior Court No. 89376, April 1, 1935. Copyright © 2011 MainStreet Communications. All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this publication may be reproduced in any medium, including print and electronic media, without the express written consent of MainStreet Communications.

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What are your hopes for the new year? “I hope to become more fit as I begin a cycling routine. I’ve already lost 76 pounds and I’m shooting for another 25.”

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“We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful town, so I’m just hoping for continued good health and happiness.” Duane Wolfe, resident For 16 years

“I hope to move to La Jolla this year. I have summered here for the past 40 years and now it’s time to move here for good. I hope my family will spend more time together.” Carol Beard, okLahoma City

“I hope to finish school. I’ve just got two more semesters. I am majoring in business and management at San Diego State.”

Miroslav Vrvic, CoLLege student

“I hope for good health and more mindfulness. I also hope everyone could better enjoy one another and have more family time.”

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“I expect my career and personal life to be at an all-time high.”

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“We would like Congress to get along and start to solve some of this country’s fiscal problems.”

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The biggest story of the year? It’s about food, of course! eDitoR’s LetteR By SuSan Demaggio Happy New Year everyone! Like most news sources across the globe, the La Jolla Light has filled its yearend edition with a look back over the past year — which I’m sure we’ll all agree has just flown by too quickly. As you read the reports of what was in 2011, and what may be in 2012, you will note we saved the biggest story for mentioning here: The never-ending requests for the recipe for artichoke frittatas from La Jolla’s historic C&M Deli! Other than our updates on the case of the marine mammals vs. humans at the Children’s Pool, no other issue has garnered more queries for reprints or nostalgic commentary.

and Joe Mercurio. So without The pair opened a further ado, produce store in here it is! Fresh 1958 that from the book morphed into the by C&M Deli’s deli by 1961. The Sicilian family building now members, “Olhouses the Girard ives on the TaGourmet. ble,” by Esther Among the bestSanfilippo Naselling items fondvarra and Bethly remembered by any C. Atherlongtime La Jolton (available lans were the artifor $30 at anartichokes are a kind of thistle. choke frittatas and nie-navarra. The world’s biggest producer of com or the San artichokes is italy. in 2009, italians slices of sfinciuni, a soft and spongy Diego History produced 486,600 metric tons. baked sweet bread Center in topped with caraBalboa Park). melized onions, cheese, sausage Note: C&M (Cresci and Mercumeat and sun-dried tomato conrio) Deli on Girard Avenue in La centrate (anchovies optional) the Jolla, was co-owned by John Cresci

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Remembering local architect Dale Naegle Dale Naegle, prominent La Jolla architect, passed away on the eve of the holiday gift-giving season. Surviving family members — wife Myrna Naegle of La Jolla, daughters Caroline Hendricks of San Diego, Michelle Kerwin of Kenwood, and Melanie Miller of Santa Rosa, and son Eric Naegle of San Diego — reflect on the priceless gift of sharing in Dale’s humanity and his fine and worthwhile life. Always a devoted husband, father and gentleman, Dale is cherished as the fount of life through which all good things

flowed. Dale relished shopkeeper/home living with Myrna, the perfect fit for her sparkling clothing boutique with his office below and their residence above. It became a lively Mecca for family, friends and clients. An affable, mirth-filled man, Dale’s sense of humor left a glow of goodwill in any milieu. Great strength of character underlay Dale’s modest persona, mirrored in the integrity and simple beauty of his architectural designs. He modeled qualities of two esteemed men of mettle — the undaunted John Wayne of “True Grit,” and the all-American patriot, leader Ron-

Sicilian version of pizza. Artichoke Frittata (Frittata Di Carciofo) Ingredients: 12 small artichokes; 8 eggs; 2 garlic cloves, pressed (or ½ teaspoon of dried garlic); ½ cup chopped parsley; 3 cups breadcrumbs; 2 chopped onions; ½ teaspoon dried basil or 4 fat basil leaves, chopped; salt and pepper to taste. Directions: Remove the outer leaves from the artichokes, quarter them and cover with the juice of 2 lemons. Parboil the artichokes, drain and chop into small dice. In a large bowl, mix the artichokes with all the other ingredients and then form into patties. Cook slowly in Wesson oil (or grape seed oil). Do not dry fry.

ald Reagan. A polio handicap never stunted his stature. Dale always walked tall and with grace among men. —Dianne Schroeder, La JoLLa

Rules for leaf blowers I’m in complete agreement with Rand Hogan (Dec. 8 view on weed blowers). I deliver mail in San Diego. Everyday I cross paths with at least five leaf blowers. Would it be all right if I invented a gadget that busts eardrums, causes headaches and swirls dust? No. Would it be OK if I parked a Harley motorcycle on the street and gunned it for 15 minutes? No. How did this country survive without leaf blowers? Is there no regulation of this product? Eric Taub, La JoLLa


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LetterS to the editor

Seal ‘dumping’ has led to ocean safety issues In a recent opinion by L. Jordan-Smith, she dismisses my concerns by saying that La Jolla will never compare, with regards to piniped population, to the Farallon Islands. That wasn’t the issue. The issue is whether creating a seal colony here makes it more dangerous to be in the ocean in La Jolla than it used to be before the seal colony was created. The seal colony was created by Sea World as a dump-off point for recovered seals. Sea World will continue to dump recovered animals there as long as they are allowed to do so. The maturity and gestation rate of seals therefore is only part of the factor in increasing the seal population at Children’s Pool. We’re feeding the sharks a piniped population that didn’t exist before eight or 10 years ago when Sea World started dumping them here instead of taking them out to the old rookery on San Clemente Island. Great Whites used to pass by here once in a great blue moon. Now there’s enough of a piniped population to sustain at least one permanent Great White, or maybe a family of them, thanks to the Friends of the Seals and people like L. Jordan-Smith who want to make pets out of shark food and chum our local waters with them, and then won’t concede the obvious. Roger Raffee, Via email

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The seal rope at the Children’s Pool is intended to keep visitors away from the pupping seals. Dave Schwab photo Editor’s Note: In an effort to put the sealdumping issue to rest, the Light contacted SeaWorld. Here is the response: The notion that SeaWorld is responsible for harbor seals hauling out at the Children’s Pool is untrue. There have been harbor seals inhabiting the waters off the San Diego County coast long before SeaWorld began rescuing harbor seals. We don’t rescue that many harbor seals in a given year – maybe around a half dozen to 10 animals, which is a negligible percentage of the number of harbor seals living in the water off the San Diego County coast. Those that are rehabilitated and can be returned to the sea are released a mile-and-ahalf or more off the coast in the kelp beds from Point Loma to north of Oceanside. No harbor seals are released at the Children’s Pool. SeaWorld marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and return program has in no way resulted in harbor seals hauling out at Children’s Pool. David Koontz, SeaWorld San diego

Our family is pleased to announce our lawsuit against the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) and the City of San Diego has been resolved. With the filing of our lawsuit, we wanted both the LJCPA and the City of San Diego to acknowledge the appeal “Policy and Procedures” of the LJCPA were inconsistent with City Council Policy 600-24 and their own City approved bylaws. Although our family is regretful as applicants we were required to take this course of action, the purpose in filing and pursing our lawsuit has been accomplished. The LJCPA has been instructed by the City of San Diego to incorporate their appeal “Policy and Procedures” into their City reviewed and approved bylaws. In order to comply with the City’s request, the LJCPA has established an “Ad Hoc Committee” instructed to rewrite and incorporate their appeal “Policy and Procedures” into

their City approved bylaws. We are hopeful the Ad Hoc Committee members read and understand City Council Policy 600-24, Appeal Procedure Information Bulletin 505 and Information Bulletin 620 (Community Planning Committees) prior to rewriting and submitting their appeal “Policy and Procedures” to the City. Following the City’s receipt of the Ad Hoc Committee’s request, the City Planning staff will review the amendment language for content and conformance with Council Policy 600-24, the City approved Bylaws shell and the Brown Act and submit their appeal “Policy and Procedures” to the City Attorney’s Office for review. Following City review, staff will work with the Ad Hoc Committee on any needed changes. If the Ad Hoc Committee’s appeal “Policy and Procedures” conform to the City Council Policy 600-24, the City approved Bylaws shell and Brown Act they will be approved adminis-

tratively by signature of the Deputy Director of Planning and the Deputy City Attorney. Additionally, since the filing of our lawsuit, the City of San Diego on Aug. 4, 2011 changed the San Diego Municipal Code to comply with California state law concerning their own appeal review process involving environmental appeals. Having accomplished our goals, we have decided to dismiss our lawsuit and concentrate in 2012 on obtaining the final approval from the City for our mixed-use project and future home. To date, our project has approval from the City of San Diego Planning Staff, Hearing Officer and the Planning Commission. We will now complete the requested Environmental Impact Report for the City Council and move forward. We want to thank our many friends and neighbors for their continued support throughout 2011. The Whitney Family


Ursula Reynolds Roth 1921 - 2011

“Life is too short to be unkind.” On December 24, 2011, Ursula Reynolds Roth, selfavowed atomist, gracefully returned the elements of her being to the cosmos from whence they were borrowed ninety years ago. Ursula Reynolds was born in British Columbia, Canada, October 22, 1921, the second of Florence Morgan and John Reynolds two daughters. Though her

parents were British, she was named for a German nurse who her father said saved his life while he was in a German prison camp after his merchant ship was torpedoed during WWI. Ursula was raised in New York City where in fifth grade she met a boy named Paul Roth. After she entered Catholic school, they would not be classmates again until they both attended Queens College in Queens, NY. Ursula and Paul became friends but never officially “dated.” More typically he would call and say his mother was sending him to the Fulton Fish Market and ask if she wanted to go. “It’s interesting,” would be his lure. Another favorite outing was taking the subway out to the stables in Forest Hills where Paul taught her to ride. In March of 1942, in an unlikely replay of an event nearly 30 years earlier, the merchant ship John Reynolds was on was the target of a German torpedo.

This time, however, he was trapped in the engine room and did not survive. When Ursula learned her father would never come home again, she called her friend Paul. He picked her up in his old Ford and they drove out to Holmes Airport and parked by the runway. In her own words, “He held me close, keeping me close while my mournful howls drowned out the roar of the airplanes.” Later that year, when Paul was about to leave on his first tour of Naval duty on the West coast, he suggested it would be a good idea if they married. Ursula remembered that as the best idea Paul ever had. Ursula and Paul had what she described as a “full marriage,” raising five children – four daughters and a son – in whom she took great joy. She was fond of noting, “Children, like roses, reflect their care.” She was profoundly proud of the reflection cast by her children. Her only

regret was that Paul did not live to experience the later years that brought what she described as such “sweet rewards.” Paul died suddenly of a heart attack in 1978. When asked why over the 33 years since she never dated, much less remarried, she would answer matter-of-factly, “Why would I? I found my one true love.” Stoical in the face of hardship or her own physical discomfort, Ursula was effusive when it came to the simple pleasures she took from the company of her family, friends and the community she called home for 42 years. She worked with the local city council to preserve the Fay Avenue extension as a bike path. She was an avid baseball fan and loyally supported her Padres. A theatre buff, she frequented the La Jolla Playhouse and Old Globe. She carried on Paul’s love of animals with contributions to the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. Later

in life she discovered and supported La Jolla’s Riford Center, where she took exercise and yoga classes. Ursula will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful mother and friend who challenged those she loved to “be good and do good;” to live truthful lives characterized by tolerance and passion. She is survived by four of her children, Elizabeth, Martha, David and Barbara; 10 grandchildren; and, just recently, her first greatgrandchild. One of the few tragedies of her charmed life was outliving her second daughter, Etta, who died of cancer in 2010. Ursula would take great pleasure in knowing that her passing resulted in donations in her memory to the Riford Center or to a charity of your choice. As she might say, “Oh frabjousday. Calloo! Callay!” Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy. com/obituaries/lajollalight.

Mother Dusting Childless Bedrooms Mother, dusting childless bedrooms Allows the mind to misfire and skip To and from old wars and bridegrooms, Piling kids in the station wagon, Daddy in Korea or the Gulf of Tonkin. There too were poems to strip Away the duties of mother and wife, Visions of the bards offering sips Of the divine, giving with each rhyme The sense in this life of the sublime Mother, insistent on the now of life Quiets the chatter of memory With terminal silence slicing knife-like Into images held secretly dear, Through voices only she may hear. D.R. Roth – 1982

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Osteria Romantica offers touch of Italy Anyone looking for a taste of Italy in La Jolla may want to book a seat at Osteria Romantica for the new year now. Fabio Speziali, who owns the quaint restaurant at 2151 Avenida de la Playa in the heart of the Shores, with Antonio Mastellone (who also owns Arrivederci in Hillcrest) said this is one of their busiest times of the year. And to accent the spirit of the season they highlight a few special traditional dishes, combining the tastes of Speziali’s Lake Como home and Mastellone’s Sorrento heritage. In addition to daily specials that are switched up year-round, in December they add sweet bread and Baccala. The latter is a meal of dried cod that is soaked in water for three to four days to cleanse it of the salt used to preserve it, Speziali said. Once ready to cook, it is served with fresh tomato sauce, olives and capers. Osteria Romantica does not offer a prix fixe menu option, he said, choosing instead a wide selection of a la carte offerings. Drawing a large crowd of regulars from the Shores neighborhood, Speziali said the restaurant attracts a wider range of diners during the “nice season” when the weather warms up. And on Tuesday nights, regulars and visitors get a 50 percent discount on bottles of

Old-world charm is evident in the dinning room. DANIEL K. LEw wine from Chile, South Africa and even Israeli, along with American and Italian choices. “We focus on all Italian,” Speziali said, noting that his own favorites from the Osteria menu include the Gnocchi Gratinata and its pork shank. Osteria Romantica, which also does catering and offers a children’s menu, is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and weekdays for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. and weekends from 5 to 11 p.m. Make a reservation at (858) 551-1221 or go to to check out the menu.

Jacobs to retire from Qualcomm Board Qualcomm Inc. announced that Irwin Mark Jacobs will complete his current term on its board of directors and will retire from the board at the 2012 annual stockholder meeting. In recognition of his achievements with the company, the board has conferred upon him the title of “Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus.” “When we first started Qualcomm, I told my wife Joan that, if we were lucky, we might grow to 100 employees,” Jacobs said. “We clearly have surpassed that. I am immensely proud of the company we have built, its more than 22,000 employees, and the impact Qualcomm has made on the telecom industry and the lives of mobile users worldwide. I leave knowing that Qualcomm’s strong management team and technical roadmap will ensure the Company’s continuing success.” Of the move, his son, Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm said, “As a father, university professor and business leader, Irwin inspired generations of engineers, including me, to think beyond what is possible today and pursue the technology breakthroughs of tomorrow.” Jacobs served as chief executive officer from Qualcomm’s founding on July 1, 1985 to its 20th anniversary, June 30, 2005 and as chairman from founding until March 2009. He and his six co-founders established Qualcomm with the goal of creating a company that could innovate rapidly and develop commercial solutions to some of the communication industry’s most challenging

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Town Council launches Shop La Jolla discount program for members By Dave SchwaB There’s a new incentive for La Jollans to do business in town: La Jolla Town Council’s “Shop Local – Shop La Jolla” program. Currently in development, it’s designed to add more residents to the town council’s membership roster, while boosting community shopping, dining and entertainment. Under the program, town council resident or business members are entitled to exclusive, sizable discounts from participating merchants. “Any business member who wants to can participate free of charge,” said John Weinstein, town council vice president. “They can offer any discount they like. The beauty of the program is it encourages people to shop in La Jolla.” Council trustee Greg Phillips, who’s spearheading the program added, “We think it’s a win-win. It’s a win for residents looking to save a little money, who many not otherwise patronize some of these local businesses, and it’s a win for local businesses to capture a new customer base.” Thus far, more than a dozen Village businesses have expressed interest in the program, with several announcing discounted products or services. Roppongi and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza,

Town Council Connections Office: 7734 Herschel Ave. Email: lajollatowncncl@san.rr. com Phone: (858) 454-1444 Website: owned by Sami Ladeki, will offer cardholders 20 percent off dining, not including other special offers, happy hour or alcohol. Adelaide’s, Ascot Shop, Meanly Ace Hardware and Mr. Taco will offer 10 percent off purchases. Weinstein said the town council, a nonprofit, volunteer, advisory group designed to improve the quality of life in La Jolla, has some 500 members, evenly split between businesses and residents. The annual fee to join the council is $50 for residents, $100 for businesses. Anyone can become a member by paying the fee and filing a membership form. Phillips said the council is busy lining up more Village businesses to participate in the Shop Local program. “Our first e-mail blast (about it) will go out before the first of the year,” he said.

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La Jolla Country Day wins Nike tourney in Phoenix The La Jolla Country Day girls basketball team went 4-0 in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix last week, capturing the John Anderson Division Championship. The Torreys (8-0 overall) defeated nationally-ranked Holy Cross (Kensington, Mary) 58-44 in the championship game. Kelsey Plum was named Tournament MVP of the Anderson Division, while Maya Hood and Malina Hood both were named to the AllTournament Team. On Monday, Dec. 19, the Torreys open the TOC tournament with a convincing win over Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas. The Torreys had four players score in double figures: Maya Hood lead all scoring with 19 points, Plum added 18 points and went 7-7 from the free throw line. Brianne Yasukochi finished with 14 points, including three, 3-point field goals and Malina Hood finished with a double–double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Torreys defeated perennial power house Long Beach Poly, 53-41. Plum led the way with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Maya Hood finished with a double–double of her own scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The La Jolla Country Day girls basketball team poses for a photo after capturing the Anderson Division title of the Nike Tournament of Champions last week in Phoenix.

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and 12 rebounds before fouling out while Plum finished with 16 points and six assists, scoring 12 of her 16 points in the second half. Here are last week’s scores: Tuesday, Dec. 20 Boys basketball Cathedral Catholic Christmas Classic n La Jolla Country Day 66, San Diego Jewish Academy 30 Jordan Poland led the Torreys with 14 points.

Thursday, Dec. 22 Girls basketball Nike Tournament of Champions Anderson Division Championship n La Jolla Country Day 58, Academy of the Holy Cross (Maryland) 44


On Thursday, Dec. 22, in the Championship game, the Torreys faced No.19 Holy Cross, a team with four Division I signees and plenty of size including three seniors: one 6-foot-5 and two 6-footers. Despite the Torreys lack of size and early foul trouble they captured the John Anderson Division Championship defeating No.19 Holy Cross 58-44. Malina Hood led all scorers with 21 points. Maya Hood finished with another double-double, 12 points

Anderson Division n La Jolla Country Day 53, Long Beach Poly 41 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Girls basketball Nike Tournament of Champions Anderson Division n La Jolla Country Day 67, Brea Olinda 50 Gray Division n Desert Vista 61, Bishop’s 55 Boys basketball Cathedral Catholic Christmas Classic Championship n Cathedral Catholic 58, La Jolla Country Day 54

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In the semifinals on Wednesday Dec. 21, the Torreys made a statement by dominating CIF Southern section powerhouse Brea Olinda, 6750. Plum led all scoring with 24 points including four 3-pointers. Maya Hood finished with 19 points, six steals and four assists, while twin sister Malina Hood finished with 16 points and eight rebounds of her own. Point guard Tia Kanoa had eight assists and chipped in four points to help the Torreys advance to the championship.

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Padres CEO Jeff Moorad gives his all to manage pro sports and players A native of Modesto, Jeff Moorad earned an associates degree from Modesto Junior College in 1976, a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1978 from UCLA, then a law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1981. Jeff Moorad As founder of Moorad Sports Management, he began specializing in athlete representation in 1983. His client base took off in 1984 when he was retained by Will Clark and four other members of the U.S. Olympic baseball team, each of whom were Top 10 draft choices. In 1985, he joined forces with Leigh Steinberg to form a dynamic twosome in sports representation, covering both Major League Baseball and the National Football League. The duo negotiated more than $3 billion in athlete contracts throughout their 18 years together, including representing Pro Football Hall of Famers Steve Young, Troy Aikman, Warren Moon and Thurman Thomas. Moorad was the negotiator on a number of landmark contracts for baseball clients that included Manny Ramirez, Eric Karros, Ivan Rodriguez, Mo Vaughn, Shawn Green and Raul Mondesi. He and Steinberg appeared in (and served as technical consultants) to director Cameron Crowe in the 1996 Oscar-winning film “Jerry Maguire,” and then Moorad had a cameo and consulted on “For Love of the Game.” In February 2009, Moorad and a California-based group, reached an agreement to purchase the San Diego Padres. Moorad was named CEO. Moorad guided his firm into sports technology ventures, publishing and charitable projects. He helped his clients understand the responsibility of serving as role models, encouraging them to contribute millions of dollars to community programs, including their own non-profit foundations and alma maters. Moorad endowed a $100,000 baseball scholarship to his alma mater UCLA.


Seasonal Sips Alex Fatoohi holds a Merry Chocotini at Barbarella.


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■ The Gingerbread Martini La Valencia Hotel 1132 Prospect St. The List: 1 oz. vanilla vodka, 1 oz. gingerbread liqueur, splash of Bailey’s Irish Cream, splash of Licor 43, splash of cream or half & half, whipped cream, ground cinnamon The Gist: Pour all liquors and cream into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Pour into a martini glass and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Also Offering: Cranberry Cooler (orange-flavored vodka,

■ Merry Chocotini Barbarella 2171 Avenida de la Playa The Gist: Hot French Valrhona chocolate and vodka, served up with a Valrhona chocolate rim Also Offering: Tinsel Bellini (Hpnotiq, limoncello, champagne), Peppermint Mojito (rum, fresh mint, soda, candy cane). Candied Appletini (sour


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BY PAT SHERMAN f plain old champagne or supermarket eggnog keep missing your merry mark, try one of these festive holiday sips, served up at a number of La Jolla hotspots — or hit the town and discover what other wondrous libations and non-alcoholic holiday concoctions await.


apple liqueur, vodka, butterscotch schnapps), Barbarella Hot Apple Cider (homemade apple cider, rum) ■ The Grinch Beaumont’s Eatery 5662 La Jolla Blvd. The List: Captain Morgan Rum, Midori melon liqueur, green tea, lemon, fresh mint, nutmeg and cream The Gist: Mix ingredients

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Sweet Start to 2012 At Girard Gourmet, 7837 Girard Ave., a variety of holiday desserts are available that taste as great as they look at this Europeanstyle bakery. The hand-painted cookies in the window will draw you inside, but the mousse cakes are a must! Small ones $22; large $35. — Susan DeMaggio

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“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — Bill Vaughan

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To ring in the New Year in Spain, it is traditional to do what on each chime of the clock at midnight? a) Eat a grape b) Take a sip of wine c) Clap your hands d) Light a candle About 100 years ago, when farmers had a bumper crop of grapes, the Spanish began a tradition of eating 12 grapes at the 12 strokes of midnight. Each grape eaten correctly is supposed to bring a month’s worth of good luck. Spanish tradition also says that wearing new, red underwear on New Year’s Eve brings good luck. — wikipedia

Whale Watching Adventures Now through April 15 9:45 am–1:15 pm & 1:30–5 pm Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Join aquarium naturalists for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from their Alaska breeding grounds to Baja California. Don’t forget your camera CODE: LIGHT

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In celebration of its new training center facility, The Montessori Institute of San Diego, at 8745 La Jolla Scenic Drive North in La Jolla, held an open house on Dec. 7 with some 60 people in attendance. Dr. Silvia Dubovoy has been training Montessori preschool teachers at the Institute for the past 15 years. Many of these teachers now work in area schools. Shannon Helfricht gave the keynote speech at the event and signed copies of her book, “Montessori Learning in the 21st Century: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.” “Parents are realizing that we have to prepare children to respond to a future that we do not know ourselves,” Dr. Dubovoy said. “The old teacher-centered educational model must give way to a more child-centered approach in order for the next generation to navigate the currents of a rapidly changing society.”

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Sumptuous photomurals examining particular sites indicative of the natural habitats that are rapidly changing or disappearing will be accompanied by artistic journals providing scientific and historical information will be on view.

Phenomenal is MCASD’s biggest undertaking to date, and it’s only open for a few more weeks. Don’t miss your chance to see the exhibition the New York Times calls “impeccable.” Phenomenal features 13 artists whose use of light as a medium during the 1960s and ‘70s changed the course of art making in Southern California. This landmark exhibition closes on January 22, 2012.

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

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The Prado’s main dining room is filled with hand-crafted decor and Spanish architecture.

The Prado at Balboa Park

■ 1549 El Prado, San Diego ■ (619) 557-9441 ■ ■ The Vibe: Cultural, casually elegant, romantic, eclectic, relaxing ■ Signature Dishes: Sea Cake, Beef Sushi Roll, Seafood Paella, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Pan-Roasted White Sea Bass, Shrimp and Filet ■ Open Since: 1999 ■ Reservations: Recommended ■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Take Out: No

■ Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday 4-6 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. Friday 8-11 p.m. Saturday ■ Hours: • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday • Dinner: 5 p.m. to close • Holiday Hours: Inquire

Pan-Roasted White Sea Bass: French green lentils, baby spinach, pancetta, and star-anise carrot emulsion.

Short Rib Pot Pie: Marsala wine, peas, carrots, cipollini onions, and a giant puffed-pastry lid.

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S Shrimp and Filet: Grilled Angus petite filet, marinated grilled shrimp, garlic potato puree, green beans, crispy shallots, and bordelaise sauce.

3 “P” Salad: Shaved persimmon, sliced pears, chopped pecans, watercress, mint, and honey-ginger vinaigrette.

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Bar: Cake, mousse, praline crunch, and baconhazelnut tuille. PHOTOS BY DANIEL K. LEW

an Diego’s Balboa Park is renowned for its museums and gorgeous setting, so it’s only fitting the park’s only fullservice restaurant — The Prado at Balboa Park — offers its own sense of culture with California-modern cuisine blended with international influences. Like the draw of attractions or arts events at Balboa Park, The Prado can be considered a destination restaurant. It is located at the heart of the park inside the architecturallygrand House of Hospitality building, a historic landmark. Executive Chef Jonathan Hale said he has created a menu with “fresh, bold flavors” which compliment the location, ambiance and decor. “There is something for everyone,” Hale said of the “eclectic but accessible” cuisine. In addition to innovative, American dishes with French, Spanish and Asian touches, the menu carries familiar, comfort-food favorites. Popular appetizers reflecting the menu’s diverse flavors and international influences include Spicy Calamari Fries (with Korean chili sauce and napa-cabbage slaw), Prado Sea Cake, and Kobe Beef Sushi Roll. Not the usual crab cake, Prado Sea Cake consists of crab, shrimp and cod with South Asian sambal remoulade, Spanish piquillo aioli; and served with an apple-jicama slaw. The Beef Sushi Roll has a good balance of textures and flavors with the soft sushi rice, crunchy asparagus, bold zing in the wasabi cream, a hint of citrus in the ponzu dipping sauce, along with flavorful tobiko aioli. Some of the salads have changing ingredients based on the season. A popular winter salad is the 3 “P” Salad. Thin-shaved, orange-colored persimmon are beautifully arranged and topped with sliced pears, chopped pecans, watercress, mint and a honey-ginger vinaigrette. The result is a

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■ The Prado’s Pan-Roasted White Sea Bass light and tasty combination. One of the more fitting entree choices — based on the restaurant’s Spanish architecture — is the Prado Seafood Paella. Fish, mussels, shrimp, calamari, chicken and chorizo are simmered with a twist on tradition by using a lobster-saffron broth. Seafood dishes include local fish, like the Pan-Roasted White Sea Bass. It is served with French green lentils, baby spinach, pancetta, star-anise emulsion and topped with fineshaved fennel — resulting in a Californiamodern dish with a touch of French and Asian ingredients. “Lentils are great in the fall with a great, Earthy flavor,” Hale said. “The accompanying carrots have some vibrant colors; there is a sweetness in the sauce, and the big-flakes in the fish give some nice texture.” Braised Beef Short Ribs is a signature dish in which its preparation may change seasonally. Hale said the rich flavors of the beef are balanced with horseradish mashed potatoes to give sharpness to the dish; an Italian gremolata mixture of roasted garlic, parsley and citrus; and grilled asparagus for texture. The short ribs are slow-roasted for hours and so tender that a knife is not needed. Beef lovers would also be wise to choose

the Grilled 16-ounce Bone in Ribeye (with truffled mac ’n cheese, and green peppercorn sauce), or Shrimp and Filet (Grilled Angus petite filet, marinated grilled shrimp, garlic potato puree, green beans, crispy challots, harts of palm, and bordelaise sauce). One of the top vegetarian dishes is a ThaiStyle Yellow Curry Red Pepper Pappardelle with Tofu (coconut milk, lemongrass, lime leaf, peas, cauliflower, and spinach), which is also available with chicken. Lunchtime choices include the addition of comfort foods, such as Artisan Sourdough Grilled-Cheese Sandwich and Soup (serrano ham, tomatoes, french fries, chunky tomatobasil soup), and a twist on a classic: SlowCooked Short Rib Pot Pie (marsala wine, peas, carrots, and cipollini onions, topped with a giant puffed-pastry lid). For dessert, the Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Bar can be a sweet ending to a fine meal. Rich chocolate cake is layered with a soft chocolate mousse, praline crunch, and bacon-hazelnut tuille in which pieces of Applewood smoked bacon give a subtle, salty balance to the sweetness. Another dessert great for sharing is the “over the top” Tres Leches. Traditional “three milk”-soaked sponge cake has baked pistachio meringue filled with caramel bananas and vanilla-bean ice cream. The spacious restaurant offers dining in several areas: a trendy bar/lounge; garden terrace with skylights and views of the park’s greenery; expansive patio overlooking one of the park’s lush valleys; and the main dining room filled with hand-crafted decor, Latin architecture, Spanish ceiling tiles; and glowing, romantic lighting in the evening. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for weekends and tourist seasons, when there are special events at the park, and days when The Old Globe Theatre holds performances.

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and who passed down some of her ornery nature in my direction.” n Manhattan Flip Whisknladle 1044 Wall St. The List: Bourbon, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, sugar, whole egg The Gist: Shake all ingredients together without ice to emulsify the egg. Next, shake with ice to chill and dilute the cocktail, then strain the drink into a snifter. The egg creates rich foam that settles on top, which is finished with a couple dashes of swirled angostura bitters for aromatics. Inspiration: Like a marriage of eggnog and a Manhattan cocktail. Also Offering: The Byzantine (Rye Whiskey, housemade spiced fig cordial, Cherry Heering liqueur, chocolate bitters)

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y kids and I love eggnog. At the supermarket the other day when I was reaching for a carton, a fellow shopper warned me to avoid products containing raw eggs. Should I boycott eggnog altogether or are there safe alternatives? Eggnog has been the signature beverage of upper crust Brits since the 17th century when large estates had adjacent farms with an abundance of eggs and dairy. Pioneer smoothie makers whipped up concoctions with the milk, eggs, spices, and to spike up the drink and warm the cockles of the heart in the dank, depressing winters

Ingredients: • 4 egg yolks • 16 ounces whole milk (3.25% milkfat) • 1 cup whipping cream • 1/2 cup cane sugar • 3 ounces bourbon or rum • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

continue to beat until it is dissolved. Set aside. In a saucepan, heat the milk, cream and nutmeg, stirring frequently until it comes to a bowl. Pour into the egg mixture in the electric mixer bowl and gently blend. Return to the pan, and heat until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F.

Remove from the heat, add the bourbon or rum and extract, and mix well. Chill in the refrigerator. Ladle into Method: eggnog or toddy glasses, and Beat the yolks in the bowl of garnish with freshly grated an electric mixer until lemony nutmeg and gingerbread snaps. added a splash of brandy, Madeira or sherry. Etymologists surmise the name originated from a carved wooden beer mug called a “noggin,” typically used to serve alcoholic drinks. Eggnog has become a celebratory and seasonal winter beverage around the globe with various cultures and countries adapting the recipe. The Mexican version known as rompope has a

heavy-handed sprinkling of Mexican cinnamon and rum, the Germans enjoy an eggnog soup with beer, while in Puerto Rico rum and coconut milk are the weapons of choice in their coquito/ eggnog. Whatever your eggnog druthers, make sure it has been prepared safely. As eggnog typically contains raw eggs, there is a risk of contracting salmonella

n Vegan Eggnog Ingredients: • 2 cups almond or coconut milk • 21 ounces firm silken tofu • 2/3 cup golden brown sugar • 1 cup cold water • 1 cup bourbon or rum • 2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract incorporated. Refrigerate and chill. Before serving, place Method: In the bowl of an mixture in a blender with ice electric mixer, blend the tofu, cubes, and process until frothy sugar and almond or coconut and ice is crushed. Serve in milk until a smooth texture toddy or eggnog glasses, forms. Add the water, rum or garnish with freshly grated bourbon and extract until well nutmeg and cinnamon sticks. infection (at highest risk are children, elderly folks, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems). This risk, however, is surprisingly low, and according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study, of the 69 billion eggs produced annually in this country, a paltry 2.3 million are tainted. This translates to .003 percent of the egg supply or 1 in 30,000 eggs. So your

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La Jolla’s Galleria JAN celebrates 25 years in the art business By Jocelyn Waters Galeria JAN, named for owner/artist/videographer Jan Beran, first opened on Oct. 1, 1986 in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina (part of the former Yugoslavia). His wife, Biljana, is the director of the Prospect Street gallery in La Jolla that features work of contemporary artists, both international and local. In the last 25 years, Galeria JAN has traveled the world with the Berans — to Belgrade, Rome, Vienna and Croatia. In 1994, it moved with the Berans to California and opened in La Jolla in 1996, where it has remained for the last 15 years. In celebration of the journey, Galeria JAN is showcasing work by Jan Beran in a retrospective titled, “Slow Train Coming.” It opened on Nov. 25 and continues through Dec. 31. A decade in the making, Jan’s artwork is influenced by his witness of the Bosnian War and the transition to American life after becoming a refugee in Croatia. “Jan is mixing past and future,” Biljana explained, “they are histories.” As a videographer, Jan has participated in more than 400 documentaries, covering Lebanon, Israel, Western Sahara, and the Bosnian War. During that time, he saw many beautiful works of art destroyed, which is why “he is interested in how one piece survives 3,000 years,” Biljana said. Jan studied and practiced in Sarajevo, developing an interest in iconography that shows through the use of gold and silver leaf, rusted metal, and muted oils on wood, seen in “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” His works also feature the faces of woman, as in “Inside Looking Out,” which is a portrait of Biljana. Two of Jan’s paintings are in the collection of the Sheikh of Dubai in Tel Aviv and many more are in collections around the world. Galeria JAN is the only gallery in the United States representing his work. During their time here, the Berans have made a lasting impression in town with the honesty in their art col-


■ What: Galeria JAN ■ Where: 1250 Prospect St., Suite B21, La Jolla ■ Contact: (858) 551-2053 ■ Web: er galleries and museums around the world. Her next exhibition at Galeria JAN will be in April 2012. “I will take care of San Diego artists,” Biljana said. In 2012, she will feature American contemporary artists like Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana. She will also have works by Joze Ciuha (Slovania/France), Vladimir Velickovic (Serbia/France), Viacheslav Kalinin (Russia), Beck Guttin (Mexico/USA), Jan Beran (Bosnia/USA) and Prendergast (USA). Retirement isn’t in the near future, but one day Biljana “would love to see my son take care of the gallery.” He is currently 28. “For 25 years in business, I’d like to thank my husband and my son Bojan. In La Jolla, thank you a lot to my landlord, Mr. and Mrs. Considine, who are part of my family now after 15 years.”


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Final Days Director Des McAnuff is at the helm of the “Jesus Christ Superstar” production at La Jolla Playhouse through Saturday, Dec. 31. The legendary rock opera, created by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, first appeared on Broadway in 1971. “Superstar” is loosely based on the last week of Jesus’ life and is newly interpreted under McAnuff’s direction. 8 p.m. today; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD campus. Tickets from $58. (858) 550-1010.

Art Exhibit “Phenomenal” takes an in-depth look at 13 artists whose work with light as a medium in the 1960s and ’70s defined an era of art making in California. See the designs of Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman., Eric Orr, Helen Pashgian, James Turrell, DeWain Valentine and Doug Wheeler, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, through Jan. 22. Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays. Admission: $5-$10. Third Thursdays to 7 p.m. and free. Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541.

On the Waterfront A visit to the Maritime Museum San Diego along the North Embarcadero on Harbor Drive, allows for tours of eight historic vessels — including The Star of India, Berkeley, Medea, Californian, Pilot, HMS Surprise, and two submarines. In the museum proper, the exhibit “Cook, Melville and Gauguin: Three Voyages to Paradise” runs through March 1. (619) 234-9153. Admission: $8-$14.

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In the Know The outdoor interactive exhibit Boundless Energy, which opened in July, continues to interest visitors to Birch Aquarium. Learn how renewable resources can produce clean electricity, the benefits and challenges of deriving energy from these sources, and the innovations bringing it to the marketplace. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 2300 Expedition Way. Admission: $8.50-$12. (858) 534-FISH.

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, continues its 2011 “See/Saw: Annual Youth Exhibition,” through Jan. 29. The show represents the most creative, original works that result from MOPA’s in-depth educational programming serving thousands of local students. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sundays. Admission: $6-$4. (619) 238-7559. Pictured is a work by eighth-grader Jashery Rivera.

International Auto Show View more than 400 new model vehicles, concept cars, and alternative fuel vehicles, browse educational displays, and enter to win prize drawings, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 29-Jan. 1, at the San Diego Convention Center. Admission $12-$8. (858) 550-0080.

At The Nat The San Diego Museum of Natural History has several exhibits on view through the holidays. “All that Glitters” examines the splendor and science of gems and minerals with a focus on Southern California finds. “Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins” reveals the unique nature of the Polar Regions and how they indicate planet climate change. Visitors can also relive polar expeditions through the eyes of great explorers, learn about the formation and size of icebergs, and conduct experiments. The Ice Cave Theater has a report on polar bears and penguins. “Among Giants” is an art exhibit by National Geographic (and San Diegan) Flip Nicklin along with whale sculptures by Randy Pucket. The film “Ocean Oasis” is also playing. “Fossil Mysteries” and “Skulls” conclude the lineup. 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park. Admission: $17-$11. (619) 232-33821.



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858.454.0146 ■ 103rd San Diego Charity Ball • Benefits Rady Children’s Trauma Care Center at the Sam and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center • 6:30 p.m. Pre-ball dinner • 8:30 p.m. to midnight, The Charity Ball • Jan. 21 • Hotel del Coronado

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• (858) 966-5988 • • ■ Rendez-vous with Mozart at Versailles • Benefits Mainly Mozart Association • 3-7 p.m. Jan. 22 • Westgate Hotel • Champagne, concert, French buffet, silent auction, themed entertainment • $275 • (619) 239-0100, ext. 2 • ■ Heart di Vite • Benefits environmental biology scholarships at UCSD • 4 p.m. Feb. 5 • Scripps Seaside Forum • $100 individual or $185 couple • (858) 534-1966 • ■ 16th annual Chinese Banquet • Benefits San Diego Chinese Historical Museum • 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 • Pearl Restaurant, 11666 Avena Place, Rancho Bernardo • $60-$120 by Jan. 25 • (619) 338-9888 • •

■ Fashion Plates Luncheon and Runway Show • Benefits San Diego Food Bank • 10:30 a.m. Silent auction • Noon lunch and Leonard Simpson fashion event • Feb. 16 • Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine • $100-$150 • (858) 863-5121 • • ■ La Jolla High School 90th Anniversary Gala • Benefits Nautilus Foundation • March 10 • Hyatt Regency La Jolla • Join Viking alumni, parents, family and friends of La Jolla High School for its gala event. The evening will include a hosted bar, dinner and entertainment. • (858) 551-1250 • ■ Heart Beach Ball • Benefits American Heart Association • 5-10 p.m. June 9 • Hotel del Coronado • $500 individual, or table of 10 for $5,000 • (858) 410-3823 •

Homeless projects receive $14 million More than $14 million is going to local programs that help homeless people and families deal with challenges such as mental illness, disabilities and domestic violence. The San Diego County Department of Housing and Community Development applied for the funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Supportive Housing Program on behalf of the region earlier this year. The County identified the greatest needs in the community by working with local governments and nonprofit agencies. The HUD grants are awarded competitively to local programs that provide tran-

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Silver Tea helps support St. Germaine Children’s Charity


he annual Silver Tea to benefit St. Germaine children’s charity took place on Dec. 6 at the La Jolla home of maureen and chad carpenter. The charity introduced the tea in 1984 and since that time has contributed almost $3 million to programs that work to prevent child abuse. Phifer crute and Aimee Lansky co-chaired this year’s event. Photos by Carol sonstein

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Weather in paradise not what it’s cracked up to be

Let Inga tell you ... December, 2011 Dear American and Swedish friends, It is hard to believe that it is time for our annual holiday letter again. As I sit here at my computer on this chilly night snuggled in my warmest beach hoodie and sipping a hot mulled piña colada, I’d like to assure you that all those rumors about San Diego’s terrific climate are totally unfounded. Indeed, if I had to sum up the year 2011, I would say that it has been one of terrible extremes of weather. Already winter has struck here with savage force. Several weeks ago, the temperature plummeted to a news-making 58 degrees, necessitating us to figure

out how to turn on the pilot light on our heating unit for the first time. Failing at that (just couldn’t figure out how to get our barbecue lighter wand in that itty bitty space), we simply ended up wrapping ourselves in our cabana cover. Looking out the windows in the mornings, one could see the joggers fairly shivering in their thin cotton T-shirts, and of course, all the open-air restaurants were in an absolute dither. (They didn’t know how to turn on their heaters either.) Though it has warmed up since then, Sundays at the beach have simply had to be abandoned, and even poolside sunbathing is possible only a few hours a day. The ocean, of course, is much too cold to swim in now (but then, many of us think the Pacific is too cold in the summer, too). We’ve simply resigned ourselves to the Jacuzzi till spring. Rather than fight it, we have just decided to accept that winter is here and prepare for it. So last week-

A tree branch slams a car after recent windstorms. end, with heavy hearts, we went around closing the windows. Of course, this winter can only be better than last. Many of you probably read in the papers earlier this year about the absolutely torrential

rains San Diego suffered — eight record-breaking inches for the year, a staggering three-quarters of an inch above normal. Bike paths were muddied, tennis courts rendered unusable with puddles, and

lemons torn from their branches by winds gusting to 12 miles per hour. Residents raced to get their patio umbrellas cranked down in time. The worst of it, however, was that all the rain made

the bougainvillea and nightblooming jasmine grow so fast that we were out there every spare minute trying to whack them back — in February yet! Then, barely six months of perfect beach weather later and bam! — it was winter again. In between the recent unseasonably cold temperatures, the Santa Anas blew in — clear and beautiful days with spectacular sunsets to be sure, but totally hot and dry. We were forced to eat Thanksgiving dinner outside on our patio, barefoot no less! So friends, wherever you are — Chicago or Boston, Stockholm or Göteborg — take heart. Life here in San Diego is not always what it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Happy New Year and Gott Nytt År from your friends in La Jolla, Inga and Olof Look for La Jolla resident Inga’s lighthearted looks at life every other week in La Jolla Light. Reach her by e-mail at

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ciapnts will learn about gray whale baleen, barnacles and prey during the experience. Cruises leave daily from San Diego Bay. Wear warm clothing and bring binoculars! Tickets are $17.50-$35 on weekdays and $20-$40 on weekends with weekday discounts for school groups. To make a reservation, call (619) 234-4111 or visit There are also extended trips for whale watching in Baja California with Andiamo Tour Mexico to see the grays up-close. Birch Aquarium naturalists will join guests

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Youth event at Christian film fest tonight The Second Annual San Diego Christian Film Festival runs 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Dec. 30 at La Jolla Marriott Hotel, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. A screening “Hardflip,” is set for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29. The film tells the story of a skateboarder who struggles through a number of difficult life situations to find faith and re-unite with his father. “Hardflip” was filmed in and around San Diego and stars a number of professional skateboarders. Tickets for one film are $9; a daylong pass is $25. For a schedule of the films and related events, visit

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FROM 10 questiOns, B1 Moorad is also active in dozens of charities and serves on numerous boards. He ventured into the sport of NASCAR, purchasing controlling interest in Hall of Fame Racing from Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. He and his wife, Jan, have three sons.

Eastgate Christian School (ECS) at La Jolla Community Church funded a free Gingerbread Family Night on Dec. 9 as a fun way for parents to enter their children’s world though dramatic play, art, and exploration. For the occasion, ECS created a winter wonderland for the 466 guests, complete with a snowcovered carpet. As they walked through the wonderland, they could visit 15 different play stations. ECS hosts three to five family nights a year. More at

What are your five favorite movies of all time? “Heaven Can Wait,” “Polar Express,” “The Sound of Music,” “American Graffiti,” and “Jerry Maguire.”

What brought you to La Jolla? It’s the best place to live in San Diego, and the opportunity to run the Padres. What makes this area special to you? Fabulous aesthetics and understated people; it’s not a glitzy community.

What is your most-prized possession? My relationship with each of my three sons: Justin, Christopher and Blake.

What might you add, subtract or improve in the area? I wish every La Jolla resident had an ocean view — and also that all residents could be season ticket holders of the Padres. Who or what inspires you? The World Series inspires me annually. I was at game 6 in St. Louis this year (when the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers, forcing a seventh game). I had what was certainly the best baseball experience I’ve ever had.

Family fun at Eastgate holiday party

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom would you invite? The guest list would include Willie Mays, John F. Kennedy, Colin Powell, John Wooden, Lou Gehrig, Leland Stanford and Warren Buffett.

What do you do for fun? Explore new restaurants, travel the world, and spend quality time with my kids. Describe your greatest accomplishment? Living out my dream of a 30-year career in sports. What is your motto or philosophy of life? Listen carefully and don’t be afraid to be the last person in the room to speak.

eastgate preschool teacher Regina Caskey takes part in the festivities. PHOTOS COurTeSy Of eaSTgaTe CHriSTian SCHOOl

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

Weekdays - M, T, W & F Mass - 7 am Communion - Th 7 am & S - 8 am Reconciliation: Sat. 4:45 pm Sat. Vigil 5:30 pm Sunday Masses: 8 am & 9:30 am

Founded 1959

6602 La Jolla Scenic Drive South – (858) 459-2975

the earth is but one country and mankind its citizens Informal gatherings in La Jolla every evening. Call (858) 454-5203 for more information. Or join us Sunday at The San Diego Baha’i Center: 6545 Alcala Knolls Drive, off Linda Vista Dr. 9:30 am to 10 am, Multi-Faith Devotional Program 10:30 am to 12 pm, introductory talk and discussion

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Join us Sunday at 9:30am

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L a J oLLa P resbyterian C hurCh One service this Sunday at 10:00 (New Year’s Day) Look for our new Sermon series Church 2.0 a study of 1 Timothy starting January 15th 7715 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 858-454-0713 •





Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Minds

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Rev. Dr. Walter Dilg, Pastor 6063 La Jolla Blvd • 858-454-7108

Sunday School and Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Child Care Available

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH FOURTH CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, SAN DIEGO 1270 Silverado, La Jolla • (858) 454-2266 Reading Room • 7853 Girard Avenue

Sunday Services and Sunday School 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meetings 7:30pm Psalms 136:1 – O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; his mercy endureth for ever.

Come home . . .

and bring the Kids ! Sunday Worship Services • 9 & 10:30am Rev. Dr. Michael J. Spitters, Lead Pastor

8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North • La Jolla • CA 858.453.3550

Invite readers to join in worship and fellowship. Contact Shari Today • 858-218-7236 • L A J OLLA P RESBYTERIAN C HURCH

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Clothing & Accessories HANDSOME LONG PONCHO, pure wool, shades of light brown with wrap around scarf. $40. 858-453-3050

Dinner parties, business meals, cocktail receptions, special events, corporate lunches, wine pairing parties, or even cooking classes. MY FIVE STAR CHEF is committed to making meals unforgettable. Chef Larry Michaels specializes in creating customized in-home dining experiences in La Jolla, Del Mar, and surrounding San Diego communities.

ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA Sufferers with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888379-7871. (Cal-SCAN)

2001 911 CABRIOLET $24,950. 58K mi, perfect Carfax, auto, leather, power top. www.funcarsofsandiego. com We buy and sell - Fun Cars 619-807-8770 858-212-5396


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For Sale APPLE LAPTOP COMPUTER, OX9. Great condition. $200. 858-453-3050

FOR SALE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING. Abstract, large 3’x5’. Bright colors, signed Napoli, listed. $450. 858-450-1888

ATTENTION DIABETICS WITH Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 877-7923424. (Cal-SCAN)

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1800 sqft. Ocean View condo in 939 Coast Building 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large living room & dining room Excellent sit down view of ocean and cove! Fully furnished and freshly renovated! Available immediately for short or long term rental. Contact 858 232 4409

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Page B16 - december 29, 2011 - LA JOLLA LIGHT BOOKS, MAGAZINES, greeting cards, from $0.25 & up. 2 domino sets each $3. 858-558-8095 HEATED TOWEL RACK. $20 (new). 858-558-8095 NEW 90” WHITE TABLECLOTH from China. Beautiful orange embroidery. 12 napkins. $45. 858-453-3050 SAVE UP TO 50 PERCENT off your next heating bill. Advanced Portable Infrared iHeater® Heat 1000 sq. ft. for about 5 cents an hour! Free Shipping! Call 1-888-807-5741. (Cal-SCAN) “TARGUS” LAPTOP COMPUTER and office printer case, with office needs (new) $35. 858-558-8095

FurnitureAccessories ANTIQUE WALNUT WASHSTAND, Victorian tile backsplash. 18”x35”x29”H. $150 858-456-8030 GLASS TABLE TOP 84”x46”, 3/4” thick (very heavy!) 1.25” curved bevel. (Kreiss) $500. 858-454-5800 or 858-454-0387 OAK LIBRARY TABLE. 30”X48”X29”, $100. 858-456-8030 OVAL BRAIDED RUG. 8x11, soft pastel colors, perfect condition, with pad. $400. 858755-8304 PURE WOOL CHINESE RUG 5’x8’. Solid Jade color with deep carved beige border. $500. 858-558-8095 THROW PILLOWS, different sizes. In good shape. Burnt orange brocade, pretty pattern. $5-$10/each. 858-4533050

JOBS & EDUCATION Help Wanted PROPERTY MANAGER/ CONCIERGE Property manager/concierge for 6 unit apartment building in North PB. Duties include greeting and checking in weekly guests, mostly on Saturday, and if necessary coordinating repairs with plumbers, etc. No booking or financial responsibilities: client and property service only. Must be available Saturdays, especially May - Oct. Looking for responsible, charming, accommodating and peoplefriendly. Salary negotiable. Mail to Send particulars to Villa Blanca 1747 El Paso Real, La Jolla CA 92037 UTILIQUEST IS HIRING UTILITY LINE LOCATORS in your area. GED/HS, drug, MVR, background screen required. Outdoor job. www., UtiliQuest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Cal-SCAN) Willing to Work? A company that pays you for your efforts! Generous commissions & bonuses! Watch this video: 858.673.1355

Help WantedDrivers A BETTER CAREER WITH Melton. Great Equipment & Benefits. 2 Months CDL Class A Driving Experience. 1-877258-8782. www.MeltonTruck. com (Cal-SCAN)

DRIVER - DRY and REFRIGERATED. Single source dispatch. No Tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 1-800-414-9569. (CalSCAN) DRIVER - NEW CAREER For The New Year! No Experience Needed! No credit check! Top industry pay & quality training. 100% Paid CDL Training. 1-800-3262778. (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS/CDL TRAINING - CAREER CENTRAL. No MONEY Down. CDL Training. Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k 1-877-369-7091. www. (CalSCAN) TRUCK DRIVERS: WILL provide CDL training. Parttime driving job with fulltime benefits. Get paid to train in the California Army National Guard. www. or 1-800-Go-Guard. (Cal-SCAN)

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Peppermint is a gorgeous 1.5-year-old black and white cat with a unique scalloped pattern on each side. Peppermint is shy at first, but once she gets to know you, she is sweet and affectionate. Peppermint is looking for a loving family that will appreciate her quiet beauty. Her adoption fee is $99 including microchip identification. Each adoptee will be given a Certificate for a free night stay at our Club Pet Boarding! Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information call 858-756-4117, option #1 or log on to

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LEGAL NOTICES Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00102932-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Hall of Justice. PETITION OF: Rosa Cristina Capitao for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Rosa Cristina Capitao filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Rosa Cristina Capitao to Proposed Name Rosa Cristina Capitao Cregger. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 07, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light. Date: Dec. 23, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ997, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033843 Fictitious Business Name(s): Kendra’s Coffee Cart Located at: 3655 Nobel Dr., San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Kendra DeSandre, 13724 Ruette Le Parc, Unit B, Del Mar, CA., 92014. #2. Jesus Alfredo Soto-Mariscal, 13724 Ruette Le Parc, Unit B, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/09/2011. Kendra DeSandre, LJ996, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-035031 Fictitious Business Name(s): Plasmid Prep Service Located at: 4050 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite J, San Diego, CA., 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: MabPrex, Inc., 4050 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite J, San Diego, CA., 92121, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/22/2011. Chulho Park, LJ995, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2012 AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT? Call Jacoby & Meyers for a free case evaluation. Never a cost to you. Don`t wait, call now, 888-685-5721. (CalSCAN) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033941 Fictitious Business Name(s): RBL Consulting located at: 210 Westbourne St., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County, This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was December 1, 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ranney Lochtefeld, 210 Westbourne St., La Jolla, California 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/09/2011, Ranney Lochtefeld, LJ994, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034557 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Boutique Officine Panarai b. Boutique Officine Panarai La Jolla c. Panarai Boutique La Jolla Located at: 1137 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1135 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Vahid Moradi, Inc., 1135 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/16/2011, Vahid Moradi, LJ993, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034394 Fictitious Business Name(s): TaxConnections Inc. Located at: 1712 Valdes Drive, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 2389, La Jolla, CA., 92038. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was Oct. 25, 2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: TaxConnections, Inc., 1712 Valdes Drive, La Jolla, CA., 92037, Delaware. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/15/2011. Kathleen Jennings, LJ992, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 Trustee Sale No. 11-00367-4 Loan No. 010057014 / 8070 La Jolla Scenic LP APN 346-73244 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 3, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 12, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA,

FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 11, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0763768 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, CA, executed by: 8070 La Jolla Scenic LP, a Delaware limited partnership, as Trustor, in favor of Pacific Western Bank, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Beneficiary has elected and hereby elects to conduct a unified foreclosure sale pursuant to the provisions of California Commercial Code Section 9604(a)(1)(B) and to include in the nonjudicial foreclosure of the estate described in this Notice of Trustee’s Sale all of the personal property and fixtures described in the Deed of Trust and in any other instruments in favor of Beneficiary, which property is more particularly described in Exhibit “A” hereto. Exhibit “A” Personal Property Description T.S. No.: 11-00367-4 Loan No.: 010057014/ 8070 La Jolla Scenic LP Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as those in the Deed of Trust/ Loan Documents. All tangible and intangible items obtained or owned by, or in the possession of borrower that are directly or indirectly related to the acquisition, development, design, construction, permitting, marketing, or habitation of the real property or the improvements to the constructed at the real property commonly known as 8070 North La Jolla Scenic Drive, La Jolla CA with Assessor’s Parcel Number 346-73244; whether heretofore or hereafter issued, prepared or executed, including without limitation, all building materials, supplies, fixtures, equipment, permits, licenses, authorizations and approvals; trademarks and tradenames, and all land use entitlements, development rights, sewer capacity approvals, density allocations and other rights or approvals relating to or authorizing the development or occupancy of the property, plus all utility or other deposits, reimbursement rights, studies, tests, contracts, plans and specifications, relating to the property and improvements; whether any of the foregoing is owned now or acquired later; all accessions, additions, replacements, and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records of any kind relating to any of the foregoing; all proceeds relating to any of the foregoing (including insurance, general intangibles and account proceeds, with respect to any term used herein that is defined in either (i) Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code as in force in jurisdiction in which the security agreement was signed by the Debtor at the time it was signed, or (ii) Article 9 as in force at any relevant time in the jurisdiction in which the financing statement is filed, the meaning of ascribed thereto with respect to any particular item of property shall be under the more encompassing of the two definitions; All accessions, attachments, accessories, tools, parts, supplies, replacements of and additions to any of the collateral whether added now or later; All products and produce of any of the property; All accounts, general intangibles, instruments, rents, monies, payments, and all other rights, arising out of a sale, lease, consignment or other disposition of any of the property; All proceeds (including insurance proceeds) from the sale, destruction, loss, or other disposition of any of the property, and sums due from a third party who has damaged or destroyed the Collateral or from that party’s insurer, whether due to judgment, settlement or other process; All records and data relating to any of the property, whether in form of a writing, photograph, microfilm,

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-034130 Fictitious Business Name(s): Woven Apparel Located at: 10824 New Salem Pt., San Diego, CA., 92126, 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: Jeffrey Cabanban, 10824 New Salem Pt., San Diego, CA., 92126. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/13/2011. Jeffrey Cabanban, LJ990, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00102163-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101 PETITION OF: Jessica Shpolyansky for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Jessica Shpolyansky filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names

as follows: Present Name Jessica Shpolyansky to Proposed Name Jessica Sky McCracken. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jan. 26, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jollla Light. Date: Dec. 12, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ989, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2012 TS # CA-09-317203-CL Order #: 090694751-CA-LPI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/8/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DANUSKA PIERCE , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/20/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-1192184 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California; Date of Sale: 1/10/2012 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $430,729.05 The purported property address is: 8324 VIA SONOMA #68 LA JOLLA, CA 92037 Assessors Parcel No. 346-801-32-08 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled

only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P903966 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2011, LJ988 T.S. No.: 11-44263 TSG Order No.: 33-80223532 A.P.N.: 352323-03 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/4/2012 at 10:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 9/2/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0760492 in book —, page — of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: MIKE TAJRAN AND DEENA TAJRAN M.D AS HUSBAND AND WIFE , as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At the entrance to the east county regional center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 7333 VIA CAPRI , LA JOLLA, CA 92037 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,545,119.51 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 9/8/2011 Date:

12/9/2011 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 928682913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 573-1965 Tony Delgado, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P906597 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2011, LJ987 Trustee Sale No. 727828CA Loan No. 1022698600 Title Order No. 080110259-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/5/2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02/24/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-0153223, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: JOHN M. MURPHY JR, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $535,302.57 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7509 DRAPER AVENUE #305 LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 350-452-06-24 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

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microfiche, or electronic media, together with all of Grantor’s right, title and interest in and to all computer software required to utilize, create, maintain, and process any such records or data on electronic media; End of “Exhibit A” Beneficiary reserves the right to revoke its election as to some or all of said personal property and/or fixtures, or to add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election herein expressed, at Beneficiary’s sole election, from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the trustee’s sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8070 North La Jolla Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $4,269,268.90 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: December 09, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 11-00367-4 135 Main Street, Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415247-2450 Tamala Dailey, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 P906843 12/22, 12/29, 01/05/2012, LJ991

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: 12/8/2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www. P902390 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2011, LJ986 Trustee Sale No. 750122CA Loan No. 0017720608 Title Order No. 110296662-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0908-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT

A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-05-2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-15-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006-0660274, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: SHANNON V. CHAVEZ, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, OPTEUM FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this


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PageB18 B18--DECEMBER december 29, 29, 2011 2011 -- LA LAJOLLA JOLLA LIGHT LIGHT PAGE state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $578,541.32 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 8720 VILLA LA JOLLA DRIVE #115 SAN DIEGO (LA JOLLA AREA), CA 92037 APN Number: 344-290-1255 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: 12-092011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www. P902005 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2011, LJ985

The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1030 Torrey Pines Rd., Ste. C, La Jolla, CA., 92037. Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - OnSale Beer And Wine - Eating Place, LJ984, Dec. 15, 22, 29, 2011

DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1350 Front St., Room 5056, San Diego, CA., 92101 (619) 525-4064 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing: December 8, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: Marketplace Grille

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00101812-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Central Division. PETITION OF: Justine Legaspi for

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033633 Fictitious Business Name(s): Smart Books Located at: 629 Colima Street, 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: Heidi Dowd, 629 Colima St., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/07/2011. Heidi Dowd, LJ983, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033265 Fictitious Business Name(s): Splint Located at: 8510 Costa Verde Blvd., #2404, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 1/1/2008. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jeremy Trope, 8510 Costa Verde Blvd., #2404, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/02/2011. Jeremy Trope, LJ982, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-033561 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Royal Lighting Company b. Royal Lighting Located at: 6395 Rancho Mission Rd #3, San Diego, CA., 92108, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: CoPartners. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Brandon Joseph Lussier, 1049 Estes St., El Cajon, CA., 92020. #2. Lowell T. Murray IV, 6395 Rancho Mission Rd #3, San Diego, CA., 92108. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/06/2011. Brandon Joseph Lussier, LJ981, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2011

change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Justine Legaspi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Justine Legaspi to Proposed Name Justine Hechter. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jan. 18, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light, 565 Pearl Street, Suite 300, La Jolla, CA., 92037. Date: Dec. 01, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court LJ979, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-032399 Fictitious Business Name(s): Pro Systems Construction located at: 8145 Ronson Road, Suite C, San Diego, CA., 92111, San Diego County, This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 10/31/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: Kenneth A. Simmons, 8145 Ronson Road, Suite C, San Diego, CA., 92111. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/21/2011, Kenneth A Simmons, LJ980, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-031827 Fictitious Business Name(s): Merchants Realty & Loan Located at: 7825 Fay Avenue, Ste. 200, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 81085, San Diego, CA., 92138. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was 04/01/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: Merchants Realty & Loan Corp., 7825 Fay Avenue, Ste. 200, La Jolla, CA., 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2011. Monica Villarreal, LJ973, Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011

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Riford Library seeks art for upcoming exhibition The La Jolla Riford Library Art Gallery will present the juried exhibition, “New Directions in Art,” from March 4 to May 11. The exhibition will feature some of the creative and exploratory energy that abounds in the local art community. Area artists are encouraged to submit their work by Friday, Jan. 13. Pieces must have been completed within the past five years. Entry forms are available at the library, 7555 Draper Ave., or may be downloaded from the website at For more information, contact Catherine Greene, head librarian, at (858) 552-1567 or e-mail any questions to

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Carlos Gutierrez has been connected to San Diego State University (SDSU) since he was Monty Montezuma from 1990 to1998. He played the politically incorrect Aztec warrior from 2001 to 2004 and then was unanimously voted by the alumni and students to portray the politically correct Aztec warrior. A real estate consultant at Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, Carlos stays connected to SDSU by hosting many events to benefit the university. He recently hosted the fourth annual Aztec for Life Homecoming Celebration benefiting the Marshall Faulk Foundation. The event nearly doubled last year’s total by netting more than $115,000 for a number of community groups, including the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and San Diego State UniversiCarlos ty’s (SDSU) Aztec Club, which supports footGutierrez ball program scholarships. “I am happy to say that we surpassed all expectations by raising $50,000 more than last year,” said Gutierrez. Reach Gutierrez at (858) 864-8741,, or

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12-29-2011 La Jolla Light  

Galleria JAN marks its 25th anniversary, B7 Enlightening La Jolla Since 1913 Vol. 99 Issue 52 • December 29, 2011 Online Daily at www.lajoll...

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