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By Joe Tash A program designed to help children learn good social skills, get along with each other and avoid such problems as bullying is earning high marks at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in Fairbanks Ranch. The school began teaching the “Second Step” program, created by the Committee for Children, a Seattle-based nonprofit, this year to its kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Sixthgraders will begin instruction in the program later this month. “I would suggest that it’s pretty typical that kids aren’t always nice. This is where they learn how to be nice. And it’s part of our job to teach them that,” said principal Julie Norby. “Schools are a microcosm of society and this is where we learn the rules of life.” Solana Santa Fe started teaching the lesson plans geared to each specific grade after five staff members — Norby, two teachers, and the school’s guidance counselor and psychologist — attended a two-day training session in San Francisco. The group returned and began training the rest of the teachers in the program, which is also taught at several other schools in the Solana Beach district, of which Solana Santa Fe is a part. Last school year, parents and teachers became aware of the conflict between some students, primarily girls, which included name-calling and shunning, said Becky Gauthier, a fifth-grade

RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said Rancho Santa Fe has been hit with a few burglaries since the beginning of the year. All of the burglaries are occurring during the daytime and entry to the homes has been without force in most of the cases, according to Wellhouser. “It appears that the suspects are most likely approaching the house and knock on the door,” Wellhouser said. “If someone does answer they maybe ask for work or some other ruse. When no one answers, they proceed to look for a location to gain entry. Losses include all different kinds of personal items. We urge everyone to lock their homes when they leave, turn on alarm systems and report people coming to the door looking for work that seem suspicious.” The burglaries occurred as follows: Feb. 11: Burglary, 16800 Los Morros Feb. 8: Burglary: 6200 San Elijo Feb. 1: Burglary: 6100 Lago Lindo Jan. 24: Burglary: 6800 El Camino Del Norte Jan. 17: Vehicle burglary: 16400 La Via Feliz Jan. 8: Burglary: 5800 San Elijo For emergencies, call 911; to contact the RSF Patrol, call 858-759-8588; or visit http://rsfpatrol.blogspot.com/

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(Above) Kristin Butler; (Right) Hannah Gruen

By Karen Billing Staff Writer Students in Steve Rossier’s class at R. Roger Rowe School recently held their annual History Day. This year’s theme was “Innovation in History”; students were asked to research any amazing advancement. The students set up their projects in the school library and younger grade classes came through to learn from their older counterparts. In the digital age, some of the younger students had perhaps never even seen a roll of film. Students Sophia Storrs and Alex Shearer gave out bits of film and talked about Civil War photography and how the very first camera took two people to operate. “It really shows how far we’ve come, “ Alex said. “Now it just takes a click of a button.” Hannah Grobisen and Taylor Perison explored the underwater world of scuba diving. “Scuba diving actually started in 4500 BC, when they went diving for pearls,” Taylor explained. “It has changed so much that now they actually have scuba diving scooters for the handicapped,” said Hannah, whose interest was piqued after going scuba diving in Fiji. Hannah Gruen looked into the advancements of Disneyland where a boat sunk on the park’s first day, and Kristin Butler did her project on service dogs. “They can be trained to do anything, it’s pretty amazing,” Butler explained to a younger student. Spencer McKinney did his project on paratroopers, becoming interested in the topic after watching the miniseries “Band of Brothers.” “I learned that there are still paratroopers today, just with different technology,” Spencer said. “They’re still out there in Iraq and Afghanistan. It surprised my teacher also.”

Sophia Storrs and Alex Shearer; Matthew Burdick and Spencer McKinney. Photos/Karen Billing

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RSF tennis champion shines on courts around world By Karen Billing Staff Writer Rancho Santa Fe resident Carolyn Nichols headed down to New Zealand this week, serving as the captain of the Maureen Connolly Cup Team for women 55 and older at the International Tennis Federation’s Seniors World Championships. The United States Tennis Association named Nichols as captain after her stellar accomplishments in 2010. “I had one of the best years I’ve ever had,” said Nichols, who is currently ranked number one in her age group in the U.S. and second in the world in her age group. In 2010 she won both the clay court and hard court nationals and played in a whopping 107 tournament matches. Nichols said the secret behind her big, best year was that her serve got more consistent, her backhand got better and maybe, she said, “ it was just believing.” “It’s a goal for a lot of players to make a cup team and that’s what keeps me striving, to represent the United States. For me it’s huge,” Nichols said. “I’m playing as the number one

and it’s scary, but it’s exciting. It’s a lot of pressure, but as Billy Jean King said ‘Pressure is a privilege.’” Nichols is new to the area, having moved to Rancho Santa Fe last June from Lodi, Calif. She also has a home in Florida and plays tennis year-round. In addition to her busy practice and playing schedule, she serves on USTA and International Tennis Federation boards and committees, helping to promote the leagues and their players. Nichols started playing tennis competitively in high school in 1969. “I wasn’t very good,” Nichols said, noting that preTitle IX (a law enacted in 1972 that required equal opportunities for everyone in sports), she just played in PE class and when they finally did have a team, she didn’t make the cut. She started playing national age division competitions in 1989 and the success she has experienced has come from working hard and having the determination to improve. “You can always strive to get better against players that are your age,” Nichols said. “I maybe can’t compete with

Rancho Santa Fe resident Carolyn Nichols (Courtesy photo) 18-year-olds, but I can get better visa vi my peers.” In her career she has won 21 national championships in age group play, winning the coveted “golden ball,” the same prize handed out to winners of the U.S. Open. She has represented her country in tournaments

all over the world and, in 2010, she also won the 80plus age group father-daughter hard court championship with her father, Graydon. Graydon is currently number one in the 85’s age group and was inducted into the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame two

years ago, with Nichols giving his introduction. Nichols just received word that she will be inducted into the same Hall of Fame in July—her father will return the favor with her introduction. For father and daughter, tennis really is a lifetime sport. “It’s great exercise, you feel better after you play and it’s so much more fun than getting on the treadmill or elliptical,” Nichols said. Another great aspect of her tennis career is the places she’s been able to go. She’s played in South Africa, where monkeys scurried across the tops of the fences and ran onto the court stealing bananas; to Buenos Aires; and seven times to Turkey at a venue where there are 60 clay courts. One tournament spot in Austria, Bad Hofgastein, was so beautiful Nichols said it didn’t even look real. For cups tournaments, USTA provides a stipend for airfare and lodging, as well as team gear. Other than team events, players are on their own—tournaments outside of the U.S. pay some pretty good prize money, Nichols said.

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Slater-Price to host Photonics, life sciences converge at Salk ‘Doing business with local government’ workshop Do you sell fish food? Does your company build automatic door openers or haul tires? No matter what good or services your business provides, local government agencies could become one of your top clients. And doing business with the government is easier than you think. To explain the ins and outs of doing business with your local government, county Supervisor Pam Slater-Price is hosting a forum to connect vendors directly with purchasing agents and other top officials from regional agencies. The free workshop is scheduled for 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 25 at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Encinitas. Refreshments will be served. “During the last fiscal year, the County of San Diego entered into more than 2,000 private contracts totaling more than $900 million,” Slater-Price said. “That translates directly into jobs. I hope to see local companies leading the charge to win those contracts.” Business owners can network with purchasing officials from the County of San Diego; MiraCosta College; San Diego County Water Authority and the San Diego Association of Governments. The Small Business Development Center of North San Diego County is co-hosting the event. Vendors can learn about business opportunities with the county by visiting www.buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov. Dozens of solicitations are posted, including requests for vendors of fish food, purveyors of automatic door openers and haulers of tires. Please register by contacting the office of Supervisor Pam Slater-Price at (619) 531-5533.

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Danielle Engle, a graduate student works in the laboratory of Geoff Wahl, professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory. Photos courtesy of Joe Belcovson, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

A lab in the Waiat Advanced Biophotonics Center at The Salk Institute. a living brain respond to stress, exercise, learning and diet. The resolution of conventional optical microscopes is limited by the wavelength of light. Biophotonic yields super-resolution live-cell imaging that allows researchers to capture short videos of fast-moving cellular processes while discerning the precise location of nearly each individual protein they are studying. A video presentation during the Waitt Center dedication presented

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Salk announces $2 million gift from Conrad T. Prebys for an endowed chair in vision research The Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced Feb. 15 a gift of $2 million from Conrad Prebys, a Salk trustee, to establish the Conrad T. Prebys Endowed Chair in Vision Research for Dr. Tom Albright. As part of their senior scientist endowed chair challenge, Joan and Irwin Jacobs will match the donor's gift with an additional $1 million to establish the donor's named chair at $3 million. "This unique gift will help change the way we view the world," said Salk Institute President William R. Brody. "The discoveries from Tom's lab will illuminate the mechanics of information processing in these high-level visual areas and define their unique contributions to visual per-

ception and visually guided behavior." Conrad Prebys is the owner of Progress Construction Company and a developer of real estate enterprises in California and Texas. He is a major philanthropist in San Diego, inspired to share his good fortune with the local community, and is actively building a legacy of generosity throughout the region. A native of South Bend, Indiana, Prebys was raised in a neighborhood where most of the residents worked in local factories. Encouraged by an inspirational teacher, he was the first of five brothers to graduate from a university. "I couldn't be more pleased to support this extraordinary research. To work

with the Salk on discoveries that can potentially impact millions of people is what draws me to the Institute. Supporting this caliber of groundbreaking science under the leadership of Dr. Albright is inspiring," said Prebys. Thomas D. Albright is a professor and director of the Vision Center Laboratory at the Salk Institute. Throughout his career, he has been seeking new avenues to understand the neuronal structures and events that underlie visual perceptual experience, and their contributions to knowledge, behavior, and consciousness.

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Orchestra Nova San Diego, under the leadership of Jung-Ho Pak, will be performing its Nova Classics series of concerts in Rancho Santa Fe again, beginning with its Nova Intimately concert on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. in the new Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center on the grounds of the Rancho Santa Fe School. Orchestra Nova was founded in Rancho Santa Fe 27 years ago as the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and performed its Classics series at the Fairbanks Country Club and the Del Mar Country Club as well as its Pops series of outdoor concerts in the town center throughout most of the first 25 years, until its move to the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley for the 2009-2010 season. A resounding success story during a time when many orchestras are experiencing downturns in attendance, Orchestra Nova continues to fill seats and will continue to perform its Nova Classics series of concerts downtown at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cathedral, at the Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla and at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall and its POPS! series of concerts at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are absolutely thrilled to be coming back to the Ranch,â&#x20AC;? says Jung-Ho Pak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Rancho Santa Fe supporters are very important to us and we have been so grateful for their support throughout the years. We are excited about performing in this wonderful new venue and especially looking forward to our opening concert there next month.â&#x20AC;? Nova will present its â&#x20AC;&#x153;intimate sideâ&#x20AC;? in this opening concert with a selection of masterpieces written by a diverse group of composers who capture some of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most treasured moments, celebrating love. Included in the repertoire will be Debussyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun, Wagnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Siegfried Idyll, the young Schoenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Transfigured Night (before his atonal music) and Mexico-Bolivar Tango by contemporary composer Randall Davidson. Also featured in the program will be soprano Maria Lozano singing Heitor Villa-Lobosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bachianas Brasileiras (Brazilian Bach) arias. Maria was the winner of Orchestra Novaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Next Star talent competition last season. More information and tickets available at orchestranova.org or by calling 858-350-0290.


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Jonathon Collopy (left), RSF Toastmaster president, introduces Bud Black (right) San Diego Padres manager.

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NCL San Diego del Norte Chapter holds Annual All Ticktocker Day The San Diego del Norte Chapter of National Charity League held its third annual “All Ticktocker Day” on Feb. 4 at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in RSF. The chapter-wide event is attended by all Ticktockers and its purpose is to provide an educational and handson philanthropy event highlighting a few of the 26 philanthropies it serves. During the educational portion of the afternoon, Ticktockers were treated to talks by Bob Davis of the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children, (affiliated with Rady Children’s Hospital) and Hilary Patterson of the Salvation Army. They spoke about their jobs and in what ways NCL Ticktockers can help the children and adults they support. Hands-on projects included decorating picture frames for the Miracle League opening day team photos, stuffing Valentine bags for San Pasqual Academy students, and making Valentines for the children patients at the Helen Bernardy center. Chapter grade level advisors were on hand to help organize the projects and provide assistance, and the day was organized by the Ticktocker council representatives and Ticktocker vice presidents Loraine Dyson and Vicki Minteer. The Ticktocker Council Representatives are Gina Schoelen, Catherine Hedrick, Kelly Boutelle, Nathalie Kourie, Cameron Klaus and Zoe Stephenson.

SD Padres Manager Bud Black teaches the art of impromptu speaking in RSF Bud Black, former Major League pitcher and current San Diego Padres manager, recently attended a meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters club to talk to the group about the “Art of Impromptu Speaking.” Black, who recently was honored as National League Manager of the Year, has spent plenty of time in front of the press and speaking to numerous organizations. He feels most comfortable talking about baseball, and shared stories about how there is a certain way to answer questions that show humbleness for mistakes made in a game. He talked for 15 minutes about what it was like to be responsible for a Major League team, then took questions from the audience. After the questions, Black got to “turn the tables” and pretend to be a member of the press. He posed questions to Toastmaster members who had to fill his shoes and answer. Questions ranged from what to do if someone

complained about the long lines waiting for food at Petco Park to how to respond if a popular player was traded. This was a fun opportunity for Toastmasters to feel a bit of the pressure Black faces in addition to the challenge of fielding a winning team. Black acknowledged that he would find Toastmasters useful because his sister called him after a press conference and said “You had way too many “uhs.” Toastmasters uses a dog clicker to teach speakers to rid themselves of this habit, he felt it’s very effective. RSF Toastmasters meets Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the RSF Community Center. The club is planning to feature guest speakers in upcoming meetings to enhance club member’s experience. Guests are always welcome. If you’re interested in more information, contact Paul Brown, vice president of membership, at PBrown@Voitco.com.

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With a track record of adapting companies to changing times, local resident joins El Pollo Loco team as executive chairman By Arthur Lightbourn Sam Borgese (pronounced “Bor-jáy-zay”) has been a customer of El Pollo Loco for more than 10 years. “I eat a lot of El Pollo Loco chicken,” he says, which is good considering he will be helping to shape the future of the 412-unit restaurant chain as it emerges from the recession. The 62-year-old healthconscious local resident and restaurant industry veteran was just appointed executive chairman of the board of El Pollo Loco, Inc., the “quickservice” restaurant chain. Borgese is working “three or four days a week” with the El Pollo Loco executive team at the company’s headquarters in Costa Mesa. El Pollo Loco, (Spanish for “The Crazy Chicken”), was started in Guasave, Mexico, in 1975, and opened its first U.S. restaurant in Los Angeles 30 years ago. The chain is known for its signature flame-grilled, citrus-marinated chicken and fresh Mexican entrees. It is also the first and

only restaurant chain endorsed by the Lindora Lean for Life diet plan. Borgese’s appointment last month coincided with the promotion of Carlsbad resident Steve Sather, the company’s former senior vice president of operations and interim president since August, to the position of president and CEO. Among the stated goals of the new president is a renewed focus on the tried and true “hero” of the chain’s menu: the already-mentioned flame-grilled, citrusmarinated bone-in chicken, while testing new possible side dishes, such as flamegrilled corn, cut off the cob, flavored with chipotle chile and lime, sweet-potato fries and sweet corn cakes. With a proven track record of successfully adapting businesses to a changing consumer base and marketplace, Borgese will be “actively” involved in the revitalization strategies of the chain. “How I can help him as chairman,” Borgese said of his role in working with the

Quick Facts Name: Samuel N. Borgese Distinction: Restaurant industry veteran Samuel Borgese was recently appointed executive chairman of the board of El Pollo Loco, Inc., to help in the revitalization of the 412-restaurant chain headquartered in Costa Mesa and known for its signature citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken and fresh Mexican entrees. Born: Darby, Pennsylvania, 62 years ago Education: Studied architecture and urban design at Temple University and later with Paolo Soleri in Arizona and Buckminster Fuller at Drexel University. Family: He and his wife, Darrese, have been married going on four years. Interests: His wife, architecture, urban planning, reading, sailing, tennis and “keeping fit.” Current reading: Thrillers by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Favorite films: Independent films, Scandinavian films and “anything by Francois Truffaut.” Philosophy: To have balance in all aspects of your life. “I tend to gravitate towards a Buddhist mentality and I meditate.”

new president, “is to look down the road in terms of what strategies will extend the brand outside of the core market [of California], to give it more visibility, both nationally and internationally… and to make sure it’s well-funded and financially stable.” El Pollo Loco’s 171 company-owned and 241 franchise locations are primarily situated in Southern California, with additional locations in 12 other states. Immediately prior to joining El Pollo Loco’s board, Borgese served as president and CEO of CB Holding Corp., a New Jersey-based restaurant company with 86 locations, owned by Trimaran Capital Partners, the same New York capital equity firm that owns El Pollo Loco. El Pollo Loco was acquired by Denny’s in 1983, then by American Securities Capital Partners in 1999, and by its current owner, Trimaran Capital Partners, in 2005. Prior to serving as chief of Trimaran’s CB Holding Corp., he was president and CEO of Carlsbad-based Catalina Restaurant Group with 220 locations in the U.S. Southwest. Under his leadership, Catalina restaurants, including Coco’s and Carrows, were revitalized, resulting in double-digit comparable samestore sales and a more-than 50 percent increase in profits in less than two years. Catalina was subsequently sold to a Japanese company. Borgese was born in Darby, Penn. He grew up in Ridley Township, a suburb of Philadelphia. His father was a union millwright who helped install large turbines in power plants. After high school, Borgese studied architectural design and engineering “for a couple of years” at Temple University. “My passion for architecture,” he said, “has always driven me beyond the structure of the university.” Borgese left Temple and headed Arcosanti, the experimental town in the Arizona desert built to embody the “arcology” (fusion of architecture with ecology) con-

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cepts of Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri. “I took workshops under Soleri for six months and then did seminars under Buckminster Fuller at Drexel University [in Philadelphia]. I was a big fan of Fuller’s geodesic domes but my main focus was on urban design and how it helps to better human interaction.” Following his passion for architecture and urban planning, and working in construction along the way, he traveled to Hawaii, the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, and to Auroville, India, an experimental city much like Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti. He worked with architects and helped in construction projects. On his way to India, he arrived in Del Mar on Dec. 3, 1973, at 10:30 p.m. by train, he recalls, and stayed two years working as a construction project manager before resuming his travels to India and Indonesia.

Returning to Del Mar in 1977, he married his first wife and together they ran the Kobo retail men and women’s clothing stores in Del Mar and San Francisco. That was, he says, his self-taught entry into the business world. In 1987, he was invited to join Office Club, a then privately-held office products warehouse chain with five stores doing annual sales of $45 million. As director of real estate and construction, he helped grow the company and completed a $248 million merger with Office Depot in 1991 that created the nation’s largest office products superstore at that time. He had shares in the company and “made out all right,” financially, he said, as a result of the merger. Afterwards, Borgese became a consultant to private equity and venture capital firms, advising them on

their real estate portfolios for retail companies that wanted to expand. He subsequently invested in and became the CEO of a technology company that made software for retail and restaurant chains. “So I found myself in a brand new sector, technology,” he said, with a connection to the restaurant industry. He sold the company in 2002 to a company in Israel. In 2003, he joined the Catalina Restaurant Group as its chief technology officer and nine months later was appointed president and CEO. “We improved the business and in 2006 sold it to a venture group out of Japan, the largest food service company in Japan.” He continued to work for Catalina until he joined CB Holding Corp. as president and CEO in April 2009. CB Holding is the parent company and corporate support for Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, Bugaboo Creek Steak House and The Office Beer Bar. Borgese said El Pollo Loco, as were many restaurants, was adversely affected by the recession. As a result, El Pollo Loco had to take a hard look at all aspects of its business, including menus, discounting, service, quality and marketing. “El Pollo Loco has a great product. Maybe the value proposition wasn’t promoted as well during the recession as it could have been … It is the best price-toquality ratio … and we are completely focused on communicating that to people now.” In the past, El Pollo Loco worked with two advertising agencies, one for the Hispanic market and the other for the general market. Now it has one agency to do both. Some of the new creative and new menu items will begin appearing in the second quarter. In the new economy, Borgese said, “We have to focus on what exists today and getting it right. “Then we can explore other options,” he said, including expansion into other states and perhaps internationally.


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Accomplished local attorney wins international screenplay competition By Marlena Chavira-Medford Staff Writer Local screenwriter Jim Eckmann has never met Katharine Bushnell, but he could probably tell you how she took her coffee. His latest screenplay “Kate” is based on the real life 1880s doctor who, at great danger to herself, fought human trafficking inside the lumber camps of Wisconsin. Subscribing to his own advice, part of the creative process for this work involved getting inside Bushnell’s head — or Jim Eckmann rather, perhaps she got inside Photo/Jon Clark his. “You should be able to know what flavor of ice cream your character would like,” he said. The method seems to be working. Eckmann’s screenplay recently won first place in an international competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum. Eckmann learned about Bushnell through a sermon about the International Justice Mission, an organization that combats sex trafficking. When the pastor began talking about some of the first stalwarts to fight it here in the U.S., including Bushnell, Eckmann was intrigued. He spent a year learning everything he could. The more he dug, the more enthralled he became, Eckmann said. He learned that Bushnell was an extraordinary woman, one who taught herself Hebrew and Greek so she could read ancient holy texts. After finding English translations to be egocentric to men, she advocated that men and women were, in fact, equal in a more enlightened view, a radical notion for the 19th century. And when she applied for medical internship only to be shut out because of her gender, she remained steadfast, opting instead to be a medical missionary in China. There, she worked in horrible conditions and later wrote that she was “the doctor, the nurse, and the anesthetist.” Per her plea for backup, the mission organization sent Dr. Ella Gilchrist, who contracted tuberculosis and died, despite Bushnell’s desperate attempts to save her. Back in the U.S., Bushnell found work through the Woman's Christian Temperance Union at a facility called The Anchorage House, a home for women. It was here she first heard rumors of forced prostitution happening in Wisconsin’s lumber camps. She traveled there to see it for herself, observing nearly 600 women who were forced into brothels, commonly called “dens.” She reported that girls as young as 13 were enticed there

or simply abducted. Immigrants and mentally-challenged women were especially vulnerable, as well. Once inside, the women were chained, beaten, guarded by dogs, and even burned alive. The dens went untouched because often civil leaders owned them, so law enforcement was complicit and local physicians turned a blind eye. When Bushnell blew the whistle on these dens, it caused a sensation and legislative reforms followed. Who then, could play such a heroine if the screenplay was cast? Eckmann has a few “A” list actresses in mind. “I could see her as Hillary Swank, Natalie Portman, or Claire Danes,” he said. “Maybe Jodi Foster, too.” Of course, it’d be nice to see the screenplay on the big screen — but even if that’s not in the cards, Eckmann said he’s relishing the recent honor. “You write something, and you think it’s OK, but it’s hard to get real feedback. Especially in this industry when most of the feedback is rejection. This makes me think maybe I’m not delusional. Maybe I am getting better.” The celebrity judge for the contest was Greg DePaul, a professional screenwriter known for "Saving Silverman" and "Bride Wars." The first-place feat is all the more impressive when you consider Eckmann is largely self-taught. He spent decades as a trial attorney, but in 1996 when he was about 20 years into his practice, he hit a slump and thought, ‘Why not write a screenplay?’ “I’ve always loved to write, and I thought about writing a book, but I figured a screenplay would be easier because it’s shorter. But it’s proven to be the most difficult type of writing I’ve ever done.” That’s because a screenwriter is always speaking through the subtext. “Let’s take The Sopranos, for example. Say the FBI has tapped Tony’s house so we can hear everything, and he’s in the bathroom talking to his wife about how they need to get more fiber in their diets. The point is not the roughage. The point is humanizing this coldblooded killer for a few minutes.” Nine screenplays later, storytelling though subtleties is an art Eckmann said he’s still learning to master. His work so far includes everything from an officer who deserts during Vietnam only to be hunted by a Japanese assassin, which is loosely based on something Eckmann witnessed while serving in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, to a thriller about an American engineer who is on the run because he accidentally discovers top-secret information about China exchanging missiles for Saudi crude oil. The idea for that screenplay came about while Eckmann was taking economics courses at UCSD because he wanted to learn about world oil markets. “The premises for my screenplays always come from me asking myself ‘What if?’ At my last count, I had 31 ‘What if’s’ on

my list.” That “What if?” mentality is indicative of how Eckmann has realized possibilities in his own life. Case in point: After reading “The Birthday Boys,” an account of the ill-fated Antarctic expedition led by Captain Scott in 1912, Eckmann decided to embark on his own wintertime adventure by walking across his home state of North Dakota. So he called the tourism department and asked to talk to someone who had made the trek. “They called me back a few weeks later and politely told me that they could not find anyone. The Native Americans had done it in the past, but they couldn’t find anyone in modern times who had done it.” Again, he asked himself “What if?” — What if he became the first person to do it? “That set the hook. I decided to go for it.” With backing from his wife Helen, in 1995 Eckmann hiked the 370 miles in three weeks during the dead of winter. He endured wind chills 65 degrees below zero, gusts so brutal they froze one of his eyes shut. These days you won’t find Eckmann traversing any frozen terrains, you’ll find him in a classroom. He teaches as an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law; in a master’s program in supply chain management at University School of Business; at National University master's level in forensic science; and at Brandman University on alternative dispute resolution. Eckmann has also written numerous articles in law-related publications, and he authored a handbook for husbands whose wives have been diagnosed with breast cancer, based on his own experience. Eckmann wrote the book at the urging of one of his wife’s doctors who told him that often times medical professionals “don’t know what to do with or tell the husbands in these cases.” “It’s odd to write a book I hope nobody ever has to read,” he said of the experience. When he’s not writing, teaching, or volunteering, Eckmann is likely sifting through applications for the scholarship fund he and his family founded in 1988, The Foundation for College Christian Leaders. Eckmann, who is a father of four and grandfather of nine, started the foundation to help those who could not afford college while teaching his own children the importance of generosity. No doubt, Eckmann has a full plate, but he’ll be making time for a trip to the 2011 Screenwriting Expo in LA this fall, which is part of his first place award package. He’s looking forward to that expo, he said, because he’s “finally learned how to ask for help” and this recent win “has put a little wind under my wings.” Of course, Eckmann can’t be sure he’ll ever break into Hollywood, but then again, there’s always the “What if?”

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Local actress/nurse to perform in ‘The Crucible’ Village Community Church By Diane Y. Welch Contributor In what may appear to be two vastly different roles, local resident Susan Farese expresses her creativity. On the one hand she is a licensed nurse and on the other she is an actress. This duality has been of benefit to Farese's professional journey throughout her life. “I'm happiest when I'm being creative and I love blending the science of nursing with the art of acting,” she said. As a nurse Farese expressed herself as a poet. In 1993 she Susan Farese wrote a nursing poetry book and designed seminars for nurses to teach poetry as a cathartic stress management tool. In films she is often cast as a nurse. Her most recent nurse role is in the television series “Men of A Certain Age” which will air this summer. “I'm able to bring that nursing demeanor to the part because I know that life intimately,” Farese said. She has also served as an on-set medical consultant for scene set-up and realism where shooting included hospital or medical settings. With versatile interests, Farese (who is not currently active as a registered nurse) has worked in television, film, commercials, internet and stage. In movies she is cast primarily in extra roles but has had several credited roles. Farese does voice-over work, public speaking and presents industrial seminars, and her talents include song and dance. In 2006 she won an award as part of a female ensemble for her role as Mrs. Greer in the musical “Annie,” staged in San Jose. Some of the movies she has worked in include “Edge of Darkness,” “The Dead Sleep,” “The Kite Runner,” “The Invention of Lying” and many more. While her film roles are minor, immersion in the creative process is what draws Farese to the industry and to be able to portray a nurse in a positive light is very important to her. Farese's nursing career began in 1978 when she was a Navy nurse stationed at what is now the Naval Medical Center San

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Diego across from Balboa Park. She also served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1981-90, attaining the rank of Major. She later went on to work in the civilian sector. A recent transplant from the Boston area, where she worked primarily in film and television, Farese moved with her husband and daughter, Emmy, who is also an actress, to this area last summer. “It's joyful to be back in San Diego,” she said. For the past five years acting has taken center stage. With the recent downturn in San Diego's movie industry, Farese looked to live theater for her next acting role and was successful in her audition with San Diego's Pickwick Players. The opportunity to work in community theater was a welcome one for Farese who is a member of both the Screen Actor's Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. From Feb. 24 through March 6, the Pickwick Players will present Arthur Miller's “The Crucible.” The play will be staged at Moxie's Rolondo Theatre in San Diego. Directed by Kenn Burnett and produced by Luc R. Pelletier, “The Crucible” has a central theme of the 1692 Salem witch trials. Miller fictionalized the trials in 1953 as a parable for the McCarthy- era political “witch hunts” where citizens were accused of being communists. Farese has been cast in two roles, Martha Corey and Sarah Good. Although the parts are secondary they are integral to the plot, she said. Corey was accused of witchcraft by her own husband because he was suspicious of the books that she was reading, but when he would not testify in court, he was crushed to death by stones. Sarah Good is a homeless decrepit, filthy character who is a beggar and, as such, she was one of the first accused of witchcraft by Tituba, said Farese, who was drawn to audition for the play because of its theme. In Boston she had visited the Salem Museum several times where they give presentations about the subject of the trials. “So I already had a deep interest in the play,”she said. The play opens on Thursday, Feb. 24, with a champagne reception and has a two-week run. Visit Pickwick Players online for show times and to purchase tickets at http://www.pickwickplayers.net/maincurrentshow.htm or call the box office at 619448-5673. The Moxie Theatre is located at 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Suite N, San Diego, CA 92115.

Theater to present ‘The Robe’ The Village C h u r c h C o m m u n i t y Theater recently announced that it will present the inspirational play “The Robe.” The play is adapted by John McGreevey and based on scenes from the classic novel, “The Robe” by Lloyd C. Douglas. The novel was also adapted into a movie in l953 starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons. Performances will be held Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, “The Robe” actors Jeff Paquet and March 5 at 7:30 Wolfgang Bluhm. p.m.; Sunday, Photo/Bill Newell. March 6 at 2 p.m.; Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at the Village Community Presbyterian Church, located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Admission is free, however donations are accepted. For more information on The Robe performances, www.villagechurchcommunitytheater.org.


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Local resident’s company kept stars safe at Dallas Super Bowl By Karen Billing With his security company Johnson and Associates, local resident Aaron Johnson worked the party circuit at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas on Feb. 6. Johnson has worked the past eight Super Bowls and this one had him up until the wee hours of the morning handling party crowds — one night his crew of five didn’t wrap up until 5:30 a.m. “I’m getting too old for this stuff,” Johnson said with a laugh. “It was a good time, a typical Super Bowl weekend full of parties.” Johnson arrived in unusually cold Dallas on the Thursday of Super Bowl Week to ice-slicked highway and blizzard conditions. It snowed all day Friday and the sun finally came out on Saturday. Johnson did the security for a couple of parties on Thursday night, including an invitation-only NFL Legends party with former Steeler Franco Harris and running back and one-time San Diego Charger Lydell Mitchell. He also did the

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NFL, I’m VIP’ and they can get kind rough with you and treat you like you’re just some security guard,” Johnson said. One of the highlights of the weekend came at the party he worked on Saturday night hosted by Chad Ochocinco. Johnson had the opportunity to meet and chat with Cam Newton, the Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner. “He was very humble,” Johnson said. “We talked about his expectations, about getting into the NFL. He was really down to earth.” Johnson’s only downtime during the weekend came during the actual game, when his crew and some family and friends watched the game at the ESPN sponsor party. Johnson will get a few weeks to rest up for his next big events—he will be doing NBA All Star weekend parties in Los Angeles and some parties for the Academy Awards in late February. For more information on Johnson’s company, visit www.jnasecurity.com.

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Solana Santa Fe receives grant for school’s garden

David Drucker presented Solana Santa Fe Elementary students with magnifying glasses to use in the school garden. From left: Bennett Brizes, Erika Adams, Noah Alewel, Alexandra Velasco and Sophia Hecker.

From left: Garden volunDavid Drucker with garden volunteers Wendy Van teers Peggy Kenney, Wendy Gastel and Tanya Kovacik. Van Gastel and Tanya Kovacik.

How does your garden grow? Thanks to a $750 grant

dren attending Solana Santa Fe, says the money will be used

Farm Bureau, was formed in 1996. The organization has

from a local agricultural organization, Solana Santa Fe

for a few special projects at the school. “We are working on

launched and supported a variety of agriculture-related pro-

Elementary School’s garden will hopefully bloom a little

a wildlife habitat and we need more native plants and a

grams benefiting local education. This includes the grants

more this year. The school was presented with a check on

birdbath,” she says. The school will also use a portion of the

that are given to teachers who have successfully integrated

Feb. 10 from San Diego Ag in the Classroom, a non-profit

grant money to purchase materials for spring planting,

a school garden and agriculture into their curriculum.

organization that strives to educate students and the com-

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Drucker says that one of the ways grant money is raised

munity about agriculture. “We feel it is important so people

The garden is used throughout the year for several

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NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton leads Horizon Prep Lions practice blocks to success for a fundamentally sound basketball player. Bill demonstrated how even the basic skills of holding the ball properly and making a two-handed pass are essential to developing ones game. Basketball In his words, "As a math Legend Bill teacher would not teach Walton. advanced calculus to a It is one Back-to-basics for the Horizon Prep Lions with 5th grader, I cannot practice the Basketball Legend Bill Walton. (L-R) Bill teach you about end of Horizon Prep Walton, Connor Mead, Coach Jeff Sutherland, game strategies or comLions will never Trey Mena, Will Ferrari, and Sierra Kile. plex offenses when the forget: Bill basics of your game need Walton, NBA Hall of Famer and “student” of to be put in place." legendary coach John Wooden, led practice Bill was gracious with his time and on the sport court at Horizon Prep for an knowledge, leaving the team with these afternoon of hard work and powerful words of wisdom, "Be true to yourself, Make words. each day your masterpiece, Help others, True to Coach Wooden form, Bill (as he Drink deeply from good books (especially asked to be referred to) made all the athletes the Bible), Make friendship a fine art, Build tuck in their shirts, and tighten up their a shelter against a rainy day, and Give shoelaces. This may sound elementary, but thanks for your blessings every day." as he illustrated, these are the building

A variety of events at RSF Community Center By Erin Leahey, executive director Rummage Sale — Special One Day Drop off and Pick-up! The RSF Rotary Rummage sale has been postponed until March 26 so we can continue our collections. Please keep the donations coming to the local Erin Leahey Community Center. Drop offs are all day Wednesday and until noon on Thursdays. We have added a special Saturday drop off on March 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For furniture and large items pick up service will be offered, but you MUST call in advance to schedule a pick-up. Proceeds of the Rummage sale will benefit the RSF Rotary, RSF Community Center and R. Roger Rowe School. Please show your support and donate today! Sunset Soiree & Kids Night Out – March 4 (date change since last publication) Meet new neighbors while having fun with your friends. This popular event is held in conjunction with our Kids Night Out Program.

All attendees are asked to bring a plated appetizer and bottle of wine to share. Held at a private residence from 7 – 10 p.m. SSF Family Week Camp Feb 21-25 Monday, Feb. 21: Mission Bay Tuesday, Feb. 22: Explore different Balboa Park Museums Wednesday, Feb 23: San Diego Botanic Gardens Thursday, Feb 24: Movie Day Friday, Feb 26: Pelly’s Miniature Golf Moms and Tots Moms, gather your tots and get involved with the play dates happening right here in your community! The community center offers families an opportunity to get connected by arranging play dates around the community and within the homes of other moms and tots. This is a great time to join in on the neighborly fun happening this Winter. For more information please visit our website at www.rsfcc.org or call the Community Center at 858-756-2461. Save the Dates! “Toasts your Imagination” Spring Luncheon – Friday, April 22 Family Lip Sync and Dance Party – Friday, May 13

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A student demonstrates water usage while brushing his teeth

6th grade students hold up the world.

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Diegueño Country School Science Discovery Day Science Discovery Day at Diegueño Country School in RSF, which was held Feb. 11, is a school-wide event where local science educators and professionals engage children in exciting hands-on workshops. Through the process of discovery, children not only develop an awareness and appreciation of the diverse scientific fields that play important roles in everyone’s lives; they also have fun while learning new facts and developing new skills.

BULLYING continued from page 1 teacher and one of the teachers who attended the training in San Francisco. The “mean girl” drama was confined to fourth grade, and proved an impediment to learning for some students, said Gauthier. Some parents also brought concerns about the incidents to teachers and administrators. “When it’s taking away from instructional time, and girls are coming in so upset they can’t focus on the curriculum that’s being covered, that’s when we decide it’s time to step in,” said Gauthier. Second Step provides lesson plans for students from kindergarten through fifthgrade on such topics as friendship, how to join a group, social skills, empathy or understanding the feelings of others and anger manage-

ment, said Gauthier. It also teaches kids to recognize bullying when they see it, and steps they can take to prevent bullying, such as speaking up or reporting an incident to adults. “What we wanted as a school is if kids witness something, how can they help stop it? When should they report it, when should they become involved?” Gauthier said. “Our main goal in school is for them to be safe and happy.” The program includes photos and videos of different scenarios that children can discuss in class, along with role playing exercises. Teachers in the upper grades spend about 30 minutes a week on the lessons, which can be broken up into 10-minute chunks for the younger students. The program, including training and teaching materials, costs less than $5,000 for the school,

Over the years, the school has invited to its campus a wide range of individuals, including pharmacists, surgeons, agriculturalists, engineers, dentists, pilots, and aerospace engineers, just to name a few. Children have been involved in activities that have ranged from creating edible cell models to launching and testing rocket models. The school’s theme this year is “Capture Your World.” Each year, teachers try to think of something special that will leave a said Norby. Leesa Davis, president of the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization and the mother of two students at Solana Santa Fe, said she was impressed by how the program is designed specifically for students at each grade level, with singing and puppets for the younger children, and role-playing exercises for upper grades. “For my two kids it’s been some good dinner conversation,” said Davis. “It’s just good reinforcement of proper and good social behavior. “It empowers them to say, even though they are my friends, it they are doing something improper… it’s okay to stand up to them,” Davis said. Norby said Second Step was the only program she found that is research-based, and, “I have already seen

results on our playground.” As an example, she said, the younger children are taught that when they are upset, they should take deep breaks and put their hands on their tummy. She said she recently saw a first-grader using the technique. “The kids love the program,” she said. At the beginning of the school year, students were surveyed about bullying, and 56 percent of students reported being bullied occasionally, or less than once a week. Twenty percent of students reported being bullied once or twice a week, and 12 percent said they are bullied most days. Some 80 percent of the bullying came in the form of teasing or name calling, Norby said. Norby said the survey will be repeated later in the school year to help gauge the effectiveness of the Second Step program.

lasting impression on the minds of the children. Given that young children are tactile and visual learners it is the staff’s dream this year to rent a 10-foot Earth Globe. These massive globes have real digital images of Earth taken from outer space. It is the school’s hope that as children get close to this globe, they will begin to understand the immensity, beauty and the fragilness of this planet. For more information, visit www.diegueno.com. Photos/Jon Clark

Salvation Army Auxiliary Women of Dedication Luncheon is Feb. 24 The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary will present the 46th Annual Women of Dedication Luncheon. "Fifteen Fantastics,"will be held on Feb. 24 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina — Grand Ballroom, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The 2011 honorees are Carol LeBeau, Joan Embery, Fary Moini, Reena Horowitz, Enid Allen, Marla Black, Teresa Figueredo Doyle, Vicki Eddy, Cythnia Olmstead, Dr. Emerald Randolph, Cathy Richman, Sara Jane Sayer, Carol Vassiliadis, Lynne Wheeler and Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome. "Fifteen Fantastics," will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a reception, silent auction and boutiques. Lunch, mini-live auction and the presentation will follow at noon. Pat Brown, 10 News Weather Anchor, will emcee the event. Auctioneer is Bill Menish. Music and entertainment will be provided by Bryan Verhoye, pianist-San Diego master chorale. Registration is $95 per person and all proceeds will benefit the Door of Hope Restoration Project that is due to start construction in 2011. Call (619) 446-0273 or visit www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org


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OLDE DEL MAR OCEAN VIEW CONDO $775,000 - $825,000 Exceptional Del Mar Woods 2BR/2BA condo. Enjoy views of the ocean from the balcony that begs for a lounge chair. Easy walking distance to the village, shops and restaurants.

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OCEAN VIEW BEACH COTTAGE $1,495,000 Walk to the ocean and tide pools. Charming 4BR/3BA La Jolla home w/ocean & sunset views from the living room and master suite and beautiful hardwood floors and seagrass throughout.

RANCHO SANTA FE COVENANT $1,699,000 Duplex on 1/2 of an acre across the street from the Inn. Possible to combine for 3400+ SF home. 2/ 2BR plus a studio. Golf Membership available.

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion Irrigation district ratepayers should focus on larger operating costs With regard to the letter to the editor from William Bauce and 19 other signatories regarding the Santa Fe Irrigation District, I do believe they are barking up the wrong tree. Rather than attacking the, admittedly, relatively small board compensation, fiscally-minded ratepayers might instead want to look at the much larger operating costs. The SFID paid over $750,000 last year to retirees that are able to retire at age 55, with medical coverage over and above Medicare and that have a generous defined benefits plan. In addition, a look SFID’s finances reveals that G&A expenses (which are usually “overhead”) have ballooned over the last four years to $3.4 million, increasing by 53 percent over four years.

Fixing these rather larger expenses will require, you guessed it, a competent hard-working board. Good, experienced board members are not going to work (and it is work), for nothing. Rate payers will find that instead of attacking board members, working with them to solve SFID’s fiscal issues will in the end save us all a lot more money. And incidentally, fixing board member compensation is rather easy. SFID board members are democratically elected. If any of those 19 people want to run as a director on a platform of eliminating compensation for themselves, I’ll be happy to vote for them. Phil Trubey

Join the RSF Community Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on April 2

Clarification Due to a technical problem, the photo credit for the picture of RSF dancer Alexandra Allman (above) was accidentally cut off in last week’s issue. The photo credit is as follows: Photo/© 2010 AsEyeSeeIt.com/Patti Andre

The local Community Center is excited to be planning for this year’s special Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 2, at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Well known as a premiere community event and the best party of the year, this year marks a major milestone, an occasion of celebrating our warm and wonderful, tightly knit neighborhood and the Community Center that provides activities, programs and services that enrich our lives and bring us closer together year after year. This year’s theme will not only embrace our history in the Ranch, but take guests down memory lane to the days of “Classic Hollywood” celebrating the center’s 40th anniversary and honoring its past presidents and other influential individuals in the community. Tickets, priced at $250 for members and $275 for nonmembers, may be purchased now by contacting the Community Center. Tables of 10 will also be available for purchase.

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Gala sponsorship opportunities, ranging from $1,000 up to $20,000 are also available for any interested parties. Benefits of sponsorship include corporate partnership, business advertisement and publicity, specialty seating during the event, and much more! “Believing in and supporting the value that the Community Center brings to Rancho Santa Fe is what the annual gala is all about and we hope to see all of our members and neighbors there” says president Allison Stratton. For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase your ticket, please contact the Community Center at 858-756-2461 or online at ww.rsfcc.org.

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A conversation with Jane Burns, director of the Kawasaki Disease Research Center Kawasaki disease is the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children, yet its cause remains largely unknown. It’s a mystery local resident Jane Burns has dedicated more than two decades to help solve. Burns is the director of the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at Dr. Jane Burns UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital where she leads a multidisciplinary team that cares for about 80 new Kawasaki disease patients each year and follows more than 1,200 families in the clinic. Her husband, Dr. John B. Gordon, is an interventional cardiologist who cares for adults with long-term after-effects of Kawasaki disease (KD). Together, the married couple and a team from UCSD have launched The Adult KD Collaborative, a long-range epidemiologic and clinical study of cardiovascular biomarkers and functional studies in adults who suffered from KD in childhood. Burns, who is also a mother of two daughters, earned her M.D. degree at the University of North Carolina and completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. In 1983, Burns went to Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital for additional training in pediatric infectious diseases and molecular virology. She joined the faculty at Harvard in 1986 and in 1990 moved to San Diego and joined the faculty at the University of California, where she was appointed Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology in 2000. 1. Who or what inspires you? I am inspired by medical mysteries and sick children. I have devoted my career to trying to solve the mystery of Kawasaki disease, the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children. Every year we diagnose and treat about 100 new cases of Kawasaki disease here in San Diego. We just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Dr. Kawasaki's discovery of the disease and yet the cause remains a mystery.

You can visit our website at www.pediatrics.ucsd.edu/kawasaki to learn more. 2. If you hosted a dinner party for 8, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? I would invite my parents and their parents. My parents died when I was in my 30s and I never took the opportunity to really talk to them about their lives and ask the questions that an adult child wants to know. How amazing it would be to sit there with two generations and to get insights into how I came to be the person that I am. Genetics are powerful! 3. Tell us about what you are currently reading? I am working on a grant to fund my research and I am reading about how a master molecule in the body called “transforming growth factor beta” signals cells to behave as they do. My work is my passion and it's exciting to read about the inner workings of cells. Probably wouldn't be most people's first choice, but I'm enjoying it! 4. What is your most prized possession? I don't really prize possessions. I am a people person. My family and friends and colleagues all over the world, that's what is important to me. 5. What do you do for fun? I have lots of energy so tennis, swimming, walking the dog with friends, those are all great outlets. I also love to travel and I speak four languages. I love diving into a new culture and soaking up everything I can about a world different from my own. 6. Please describe your greatest accomplishment. Despite my passion about my work, raising two wonderful children definitely tops the list of “greatest accomplishments.” Outside of my family, I am proud of creating the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at UCSD and creating an environment where researchers and students can bring their creative talents to bear on solving aspects of the Kawasaki disease mystery. 7. What is your motto or philosophy of life? The way you change the world is one person at a time. I spend my life touching other people's lives through healing my patients and, hopefully, inspiring my students. I think one person can make the world a better place, one person at a time.

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RSF Library starting Birthday Book and Adopt-A-Book drives The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild supports all programs and events that enrich and maintain the high quality of the Rancho Santa Fe Library. This month, the library is starting its Birthday Book and Adopt-A-Book drives. Stop by the children's library to make a donation to the Library Guild and get a book plate with your child's name in their favorite book on our shelf in return. Just another way to give back to your favorite library. The Rancho Santa Fe Library is located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, RSF.

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Community Concerts of RSF welcomes Trio con Brio Copenhagen Jack Baca, Gary Macek, Diana Macek

Trio con Brio Copenhagen performed at the Feb. 9 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe event held at the Village Church in RSF. To purchase available tickets for upcoming concerts, call Sharon McDonald at (858) 9224440 or email your request to rsfcommunityconcerts@hotmail.com. For more information, visit www.communityconcertsofranchosantafe.com. Photos/Jon Clark

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Arlene Johnson, Irene Perry, Paul Gozzo

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Jan Clark, Jenny Freeborn, Stephanie Gildred, Gustavo Coria (Above) Malou Razavi, Jan Clark, Paula Engel

Photos/ Jon Clark Community Concerts of RSF continued... Cynthia and Christopher Scangas

Gigi Fenley, Linda Howard

Sparkle Stiff, Donna Ferrier

2010/2011 RSF Comm. Center Boys Junior Dunkers League Champions The Star League Suns fought off a late run led by Connor Whitton & the #1 seeded Blue Devils to hold on the victory. Both teams played their hearts out and the game came down to the final seconds. The Suns were able to come up with a stop at the end and secure the victory. The Suns were led by Greg Fernandez & James Cimino. Jake Robbins & Chase Whitton both played great for the Blue Devils. The Rookie League Goji Guys led by Sherveen Jalali

(Above) Star League Champions - Suns (Right) Rookie League Champions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Goji Guys were able to hold off the Indians to take the Rookie League Championship. The Goji Guys came into the game as the #1 seed with a posting an 8-2 record during the regular season. The Indians played a great game despite getting limited minutes from their star player Porter Holland. RJ Faltinsky, Dane DeGoler & Rankin Poage led the well balanced Goji Guys. While Garrett Mutch & Patrick Harrington were big time contributors for the Indians.

Join RSF Republican Women for trip to Ronald Reagan Foundation & Library The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has undergone a $15 million renovation with many new interactive exhibits. These additions and changes make this a most exciting record of a transformative era in American history. Rancho Santa Fe

Republican Women invite all patriots to share the special opportunity to visit the Ronald Reagan Library on Saturday, March 5. This luxury trip will include chartered bus transportation (leave the driving to them), admission ticket, exclusive guided tour of the library

and grounds, Presidential catered luncheon, and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres & refreshments on the return trip. Please make your check to: RSFRW,Fed, Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 for $60, not later than Thursday, Feb. 24. Reservations and Information:

Kathy McHenry, Kathimac@cox.net (preferred) or 858-756-9906. (Right) President Ronald Reagan. Photo/ http://www.simihistory.com/ HistoricalLinks.htm


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Joe Satz Trio to perform at Delicias Feb. 26

Eagle Scout and crew enhance Solana Santa Fe garden An Eagle Scout and crew recently donated their time to construct a redwood pergola in the garden at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School. (Above left, l-r) Wesley Morberg, Tommy Morberg, Reece Bryan, Liam Carr, Codey Wuthrich; (Right) Construction of the pergola at the Solana Santa Fe Garden. Photos/Jon Clark

UCSD psychiatrist to discuss Helen Woodward Animal Center ‘Successful… Aging’ Feb. 24 to hold February Critter Camp On Thursday, Feb. 24, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., La Jolla Presbyterian Church will present “Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging,” featuring special guest Ipsit Vahia, MD, from UCSD's Stein Institute for Research on Aging, Department of Psychiatry. This is the third of a five-part series focusing on aging gracefully. This special free event meets in the Life Center, Slusser Hall (choir room). Free underground parking. Contact Wally Hofmann (858) 7295514; WallyH@ljpres.org.

The Helen Woodward Animal Center will hold its February Critter Camp from Feb. 2125. Camp Hours: K-5th grade : 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; PreK: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friendly animals and opportunities for Critter Camp kids to touch the animals and learn. Each day presents a different and exciting animal theme! Pre K (children must be 4 years old) to 5th grade. For more information contact: Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, call for class schedule 858-756-4117 ext. 318 or log onto www.animalcenter.org

The Joe Satz Trio, playing some of the world's finest jazz standards, will return to Delicias Restaurant on Feb. 26 for a one-night engagement. The Trio is now a quartet with the addition of Susie Lotzof a vocalist in the best tradition of torch singers Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. "She doesn't just sing, she performs," said bassist Rocky Smolin. "She knocked their socks off when we played at the City Ballet Gala last fall." The trio's unique repertoire of jazz standards has made the group sought after locally for private parties, fundraisers and sophisticated background music at high-end restaurants and other social affairs. The Joe Satz Trio — Lee Sarokin on drums, Joe Satz on piano and Rocky Smolin on bass —with vocalist Suzie Lotzof will be playing at Delicias Restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe on Feb. 26. Delicias Restaurant is located at 6106 Paseo Delicias, RSF, www.deliciasrestaurant.com; 756-8000.

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DEL MAR $1,295,000

DEL MAR $1,395,000

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Split-level 4 br, 2 ba rural retreat on over appx half an acre. Mature trees, rose gardens, gazebo & lush rolling lawns. Full of charm & character. Picture windows, close to all. 100056491 858.756.4481

3 br, 3.5 ba in Fairbanks Ranch Polo Club. Amazing views of polo field, Del Mar racetrack & ocean. Gourmet kitchen, stone flrs, spacious back yard patio w/firepit, Comm pool/spa. 110000157 858.756.4481

Private 4 br, 3.5 ba estate w/rolling lawns, family orchard & huge pool/ spa outdoor entertainment area w/fplc & BBQ. Huge deck & gazebo in the back yard. Leaded antique windows. 100038802 858.756.6900

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Hilltop 5 br, 5.5 ba view home. Fam rm w/ soaring wood-beamed ceilings, entertaining bar, wine closet & massive stone fireplace. Pool, spa, putting green, trampoline. RSF schools! 110000563 858.756.4481

Single-level Covenant 4 br home offers designer kitchen, dual offices w/full baths & closets, gym, 6 fplc, guest house, 30 ft outdoor dining colonnade w/fplc, saltwater pool. 110008991 858.756.4481

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anyon Crest Academy parents held a Raven Wishes Night fundraiser Feb. 9 at Tommy V’s restaurant in Del Mar. The event raised funds for the school’s athletic teams and physical education department. Photos/Jon Clark

Loraine Dyson, Terry Ryan, Julie Sherman

Kendall Yeagley, Leslie Gargas, Joe Yeagley

Jeannie Chufo, Teresa Leitstein

Thomas Normoyle, Rebecca Cathcart, Trevor Kingsbury Michelle McAllister, Bruce Bochy

Laurie Doyle, Tracy Scutti, Russ Zorn

Noah and Courtney Ostanik

Ryan Welch, Bruce Kahn

Terry Ryan, Brian Köhn, Deb Abrahamson, Christopher Black

Angela Ciufo, Marisa and Brett Tirri

Megan Johnson, Rob Eckert

Angela Ciufo, Morgan Lynch


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Lapping it up at Puppy Love 5K

T Off and running at the ‘Puppy Love’ 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Helen Woodward Animal Center

Bodhi with Karina Urias

he “Puppy Love” 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Helen Woodward Animal Center was held Feb. 13 in Del Mar/RSF. or more information, visit www.animalcenter.org. Photos/Jon Clark

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Steve Jacobson with Sedona

Tiffany Green, Coco, Sherry McDonald, Debbie Anderson

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Women’s Empowerment Lunches Beginning Fri, Mar 4th we will begin a series of lunches geared entirely towards women. • Friday, March 4th: Dr. Paul Chasan answers all of your plastic surgery questions and talks about NEW TRENDS in plastic surgery • Thursday, March 10th: Cierra from Bombshell Body Bootcamp will talk about fitness tips, bootcamp sessions and lightly touch on nutrition and healthy menu options • Friday, March 18th: Spa Gregorie’s will be here offering mini-services for brows and for hands and talking about latest devices for your skin…More upcoming events…

Vino with Gino Come & gather for the next Vino with Gino, Cellar Master Gino Campbell. Pinots Around the World $50 per person. RSVP is a Must. • Saturday, Feb 26th will feature Joe Satz Trio Private party rooms available for dinner parties and corporate events. Courtyard & patio perfect for showers and cocktail parties. Main dining area available for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.

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RSF’s Ethan Rappaport to perform in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ The J*Company Youth Theatre, a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Feb. 25-March 13 at the Garfield Theatre in La Jolla. The musical tells the story of how, though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit, faith “and a rockin’ 21st century score” to become the governor of Egypt, second in command only to the Pharaoh. Jason Chase directs the production that stars Daniel Myers, 18, of High Tech High as Joseph, along with 18 other local students in supporting roles, including David Ahmadian, Alexander Barwin, Talia Berkstein, Evan Bramberg, Samuel Brogadir, Cameron Chang, Jacob Davis, Jonathan Edzant, Emily Hoolihan, Mady Maio, Michael McDaniel, Rebecca Myers, Scott Peterson, RSF’s Ethan

IF YOU GO What: J* Company musical “Joseph and the Amazing T e c h n i c o l o r Dreamcoat” When: 8 p.m. Feb. 26, March 5 and 12; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27, March 6 and 13; 7 p.m. March 10 Where: Garfield Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla Tickets: $14-$16. (858) 3 6 2 - 1 3 4 8 . www.sdcjc.org/jcompany Rappaport, Ashlen and Darien Sepulveda, Joshua Shtein and Megan Spector. “We are fortunate to have Jason Chase, one of the foremost experts on “Joseph and the Amazing

Technicolor Dreamcoat” working with our young artists as both the director and music director,” said Joey Landwehr, J* Company’s artistic director. “One of the best things about ‘Joseph’ is the malleability of the production; if done right, the audience will never see the same show twice. “All of the well-loved songs will be here – but with a unique interpretation that will make the production surprising and full of fun.” As an educational component, the cast will send to public officials, including San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Gov. Jerry Brown, and President Obama, letters on the importance of arts funding and the impact of arts education on the lives of teens. They will also attend a performance of “Turandot” at the San Diego Opera.

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Solana Beach Family Optometry is hosting a free vision screening for kids this Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado will evaluate kids of all ages for distance and near visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, eye teaming ability, and determine whether the child has a possible need for glasses. The event will be held at Solana Beach Family Optometry, which is located at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, just above 24 Hr. Fitness; 858-259-8239; www.sdeyevision.com.

Daniel Meyers is the interpreter of dreams in the J*Company musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ through March 10 at the JCC’s Garfield Theatre in La Jolla.

‘Best Moms’ essay contest deadline is March 5 Every mom is special, but some truly stand out and deserve to be recognized for the sacrifices and dedication they’ve made for their children and their families. Time Warner Cable wants to know who they are. For the 10th straight year, Time Warner Cable is calling on students in grades 4 through 12 to write essays of 150 to 500 words telling why their mom should be named one of San Diego’s 50 Best Moms. The San Diego’s 50 Best Moms contest, presented by Time Warner Cable, received 3,600 essays last year. The contest will run from Feb. 1 through March 5, 2011. Essay forms can be downloaded online at www.twcsd.com by clicking on the 50 Best Moms logo.

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The 20s, 30s, and 40s were the “Golden Age” of the Broadway musical. Bruno Leone combines his dazzling mastery of the piano with the art of storytelling to portray the lives and perform the music of three American musical treasures. Join us at the Athenaeum on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm March 1: George Gershwin March 8: Cole Porter March 15: Richard Rodgers Series: $30/45, Single: $12/17 (858) 454-5872 ljathenaeum.org


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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS

‘Moms Making Six Figures’ allows women to earn money while maintaining family life

Bob Baker Auto Group to open first Fiat dealership in San Diego County

By Karen Billing Through her company Moms Making Six Figures, Heidi Bartolotta is all about finding balance between work and family. She started the business two-and-a-half years ago after leaving a job at a pharmaceutical company primarily because of her two daughters, Katie and Rebecca. She wanted more flexibility to pick her children up from school, see the piano recitals and participate in the everyday activities that she didn’t have time for before. “It’s completely changed my life,” Bartolotta said of her new venture. Moms can now transform their homes into a successful business operation. Moms Making Six Figures currently has a team of 32 women working from the comfort of their homes. The women come from a variety of different careers, from a CPA to a surgeon. And there is room to grow. Bartolotta is limited by

The Bob Baker Auto Group recently announced Bob Baker Fiat, the introduction of the first Fiat dealership to San Diego County. Bob Baker Fiat will be the first Fiat dealership in San Diego County The Bob Baker Auto Group is adding since Fiat’s departure Fiat to its current list of franchises. from the United States some 27 years ago. Bob Baker Fiat will open its doors in March 2011, in the heart of convenient Car Country Carlsbad. The Bob Baker Auto Group is proud to add Fiat to its current list of franchises, which include Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Subaru, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Mazda and Volkswagen. Chris Baker, president of Bob Baker Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen and now Fiat, all in Carlsbad, is very excited about this unique opportunity. “With the re-introduction of Fiat you will be able to experience the enthusiasm of Italian motoring right here in North County.” He went on to say that the line will debut with the Fiat 500 but plans for many other models are in the works.

Heidi Bartolotta with her daughters. what she can say about the company, but promises there is no selling, no inventory, no party plan and no risk. “The best way to explain it is we are a group of moms who created a marketing organization and we represent one primary company, ” she said. “It gives moms the freedom to create an income and

still have a family life.” More and more women are finding they need to have a way to supplement their income and it’s not always easy to find a job that works. Bartolotta said some women are not able to go back to work full time, others have been out of the workforce too long and, of course, the economy has

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taken a hit. Through Moms Making Six Figures, Bartolotta meets with interested women and has an in-depth conversation about what they would be doing. There isn’t a specific set of qualifications but you do have to have a “desire and be self-motivated.” “We help moms,” Bartolotta said. “We are bringing women home to their lives.” Bartolotta said her workweek varies but on average she works about 35 hours a week, scheduling around her daughters’ activities. Bartolotta said not only is she now able to put family first, there is no cap on her income. “I make far more now than I did in pharmaceuticals,” Bartolotta said. “I love what I do and I love the people I’m working with.” To learn more about the company, visit www.momsmakingsixfigures.com.


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Pigskin Classic

Competitor Joe Vacarro and his son Connor, an SFC lineman, recap the football action.

Russell Powers puts on his cleats in preparation for the game.

SFC Football Coach Jon Litts celebrates with his team, the “Who Dats”, after a big win.

Sixty dads from Santa Fe Christian Schools recently competed in the Second Annual Pigskin Classic flag football game. Ranging in age from 29 to 73, the dads played in game-worn jerseys and were led by the varsity SFC football coaches. Players over age 45 who scored touchdowns were awarded bonus points. The event also raised $4,000 for new weight training equipment. This annual event is held each February on the Saturday prior to the Super Bowl because “We don’t want to overshadow the NFL” states Doug Miller, SFC dad and captain of the winning team, The Love Handles.”

Honorary Commissioner, Rolf Benisrschke, welcomes competitors to the Pigskin Classic.


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Teaching kids to love By Dr. Keith Kanner Valentine's Day is the day of "love." Pleasantly, grade school children give Valentine's cards and candy to their friends, creating warm feelings for all. Imagine if Valentine's Day was every day where people were loving and caring every day? The world would be a better place. Love is a powerful fuel that makes everyone feel good. Parents who parent out of love and thoughtfulness r a i s e healthier and happier children who are emotionally Dr. Keith Kanner stronger

animal that is fully dependent on their caregivers at birth, it is only after a child takes in what it means to be cared for from the outside that they can both love themselves and others. Children who do not receive enough early caring and love, both physically and psychologically, never fully develop this capacity and remain self-centered out of inner damage, often lasting a lifetime unless they figure it out, often with the help of psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. For those who did receive "enough" of the early nurturing fuel from their parents, they develop the capacity to care for others in meaningful ways. But, even these children who have what it takes to care for others must be led by adults who believe caring for others is an impor-

Your Family Matters tant virtue too. "Kids must be taught to care by both watching and being encouraged to do so." Learning is almost always done by observing or listening to others. Children who have not been led, never become leaders themselves. Each person has a certain amount of what is takes to become a giver, but depending upon their environment, the end result will either be actualized or never utilized.

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Realistic love for stepparents Dear Dr. Diana, I was an unwed, young single mom. When I married my husband, my son was 15 years old and his daughters were 8 and 10. I was so excited to have a real family and have daughters. Six years later, things haven’t turned out as I’d hoped. My son is away at college and my stepdaughters are teenagers. I have tried to be the best stepmother that I could even though it’s been difficult. My faith is strong and love has always been my motto. But even though I’ve tried to be kind and patient all these years, my relationship with my stepdaughters is still very strained. My husband says that they are teenagers and that is all it is. He thinks that our relationships will get better as they get older. But lately, I’ve been losing hope. I’m also frustrated that my husband isn’t more assertive with his exwife. She speaks badly about him to Diana Weisstheir daughters and makes it difficult for Wisdom, Ph.D. us to see them. When we do have them, she interrupts our time by calling them constantly. Does this kind of situation ever really change or do I need to adjust my expectations and accept that this is how things will always be? — Wanting to be a realist Dear Aspiring Realist, Often times, the thing that causes us the most pain is wishing that things were different than they are. So, yes, I think it’s a great idea to adjust your expectations accordingly and accept that this is how things are now. None of us know how things will be in the future. Anything can happen at any time. The best thing that you can do is exactly what you have been doing: take the high road and be a kind and stable presence in the lives of your stepchildren (you don’t need to be a saint; you’re only human but just do your best). Depending on the individual personalities of your stepdaughters, your relationships may bloom once they have moved away from home and are on their own. Just for the record, relationships between stepmothers and stepdaughters tend to be especially challenging. When fathers remarry, girls tend to be more territorial and competitive with their stepmother than boys are. Girls may also identify with their mother and feel more conflicted about bonding with their stepmother – feeling that if they do so, they are betraying their mother. In these cases, the nicer the stepmother is, the more it kicks up these issues for the kids. Its tricky navigating this slippery slope of keeping your heart open and showing interest in them,

while being sensitive to where they are at – assuming that you can accurately figure that out. Sometimes, the situation requires the mother to give her blessing and encouragement for her daughters to be open to a relationship with their stepmother. In your case, it sounds like their mother is still angry which keeps the girls in the middle. It’s probably very uncomfortable for them as well. Sometimes, with divorce, no matter how much a stepparent or a biological parent tries, the relationships continue to be strained. This can be especially painful for biological fathers who have lost time with their kids when the original family broke up. It is understandable that it’s frustrating when your husband doesn’t stand up to his ex-wife; but with high conflict people, it doesn’t always work. He’s probably learned to pick and choose his battles carefully. Bottom line: Being a stepparent (or a biological parent for that matter) confronts us with the impossibility of controlling life. All we can do is rise to the occasion and be our best. Sometimes, this requires that we tailor our expectations, pull back, or change course. But ultimately, continue to love your stepdaughters in your own way, because it is who you are and what you want to experience. Always come back to that as your rudder – and it will help you find your way. Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist psy#12476 in private practice. Her office is in Rancho Santa Fe, California. She specializes in couples counseling and blended families. (858) 259-0146 www.drdianaweiss-wisdom.com

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and successful than parents who parent through fear or avoidance. These fundamentals then pass down to the next generation of children. So, how do we develop loving children who not only love themselves, but others? "Kids are not born automatically caring." As strange as it may seem, children are not born automatically to care about others. In fact, because humans are the only form of

Children are normally not able to "put themselves in the minds of others" before middle to late childhood due to both neurological and developmental milestones and, even then, the process is gradual and varies in the depth of understanding the lives of others. Only until adolescence can a child utilize abstract reasoning which allows them to look ahead and into the past, allowing for the considering of a life outside of theirs. But, what really shapes and enhances the process of giving to others, is the influence of important people in the child's life encouraging the process and leading the child into the rewards of giving. "Kids caring together in groups with families strengthens the function." The earlier a child is encouraged, the greater giving to others will become a lifelong process. But, aside from the importance of watching their families give, is the experience of their peers giving. We all know how peers in a child's life become increasingly influential over time, and how sometimes the influence of a peer will temporarily replace the parental position, as a child needs to separate from mom and dad in order to be their own person and uses their peers to do so. However, if one's peers are similar in character to one's parents, then the child may not need

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‘Five Course Love —A Gala’ to benefit North Coast Repertory Theatre Come share the "Love" as we celebrate North Coast Repertory Theatre's 29th year at "Five Course Love-A Gala." The fundraiser wiIl be held on Sunday, March 6, at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The theme for the gala is inspired by North Coast Rep's upcoming summer production of "Five Course Love" — a hilarious musical roller coaster ride that is equal parts comedy and musical sprinkled with generous portions of that elusive search for love. The show will be the final one during the 29th season and runs July 16 through Aug. 7. The gala evening begins with a "Love Potion" specialty cocktail. Entertainment during the cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner will be provided by Javid and Naoko, new flamenco artists whose most recent engagement is Disneyland. Dinner will be catered by Crown Point Catering and will feature a menu celebrating the different cuisines of

the play "Five Course Love." Artistic Director David Ellenstein has lined up musical entertainment for the evening, including popular local actor comedian Phil Johnson, Randall Dodge and Courtney Corey. The Honorable Joe Kellejian and his wife, Mary Kellejian, are the Honorary Chairs for the event. Kellejian is a longtime Solana Beach City Councilman. Others on the honorary committee are Teddy and Leslie Aroney, Rolf and Mary Benirschke, Jenny Craig,

Dick and Barbara Enberg, Jerry and Jill Hall, Carol Childs and Peter House Sheila and Jeff Lipinsky, Nancy and Roger Moore, Pat and Tom Nickols, Phyllis and John Parrish, The Honorable Dave Roberts and Walter Oliver, The Honorable Lee Sarokin and Marjorie Sarokin, Molli and Arthur Wagner and Judy and Chuck Wheatley. Event patrons include Ken Baca, Arthur Brody and Phyllis Cohn, Denia and John Chase, Robert and Adrianne Feldner, Elaine and Leonard Hirsch, Edward Koch, Judy and Allen Moffson, Nancy and Roger Moore, Joyce and Jere Oren, Teresa Schiappa, Hannah and Gene Step, Miriam Summ, and Molli and Arthur Wagner. For information, or tickets to the event, call Kathryn Byrd, development officer, at 858-481-2155, Ext. 11, at North Coast Rep. Her e-mail is Kathryn@northcoastrep.org.

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RSF Art Guild member a finalist for prestigious event By Diane Y. Welch Contributor RSF Art Guild plein air artist Toni Williams recently received the news that she is a finalist in this year's acclaimed Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational, sponsored by the Borrego Art Institute. Out of hundreds of applicants, county-wide, only 15 artists Toni Williams are invited to participate in the prestigious annual plein air art event that takes place from March 14-19 around various locations in the Borrego Springs area. On the last day of painting the public is invited to an exhibition and reception where awards are given for outstanding work. All of the paintings on display have been completed during the six-day event. “We love to think of it as fresh, glistening, wet paintings for sale and collectors love that,” said Williams. “It's brand new, fresh and it's done immediately, outdoors, not done in the studio.” Pieces that do not sell will be exhibited at the institute

through April 5. Joli Beal, another local artist, will also be taking part in the event News of the invitation came on the heels of Williams taking part in a three-day intensive plein air (painting outdoors) workshop in the desert. With a small group of six artists, Williams found herself immersed in isolated locations capturing the unique desert landscape. The class was led by Mark Kerckhoff, a master at plein air technique, and although already an award-winning plein air artist herself — she placed first in the “2010 Southwestern Art Association September Plein Air Competition” and was “Annual Best Plein Air Painter” for the Plein Air Laguna Association, 2009 — Williams said she learned a lot in those three days, tips that will help her for the Borrego Springs Invitational event. “In the desert, conditions differ from other landscape painting. The air is dryer so there is less atmospheric perspective; things in the distance have great clarity. Blues and purples are used—high key colors—to create a dramatic effect. It's magical.” Williams has been a professional artist and muralist for 15 years. She is a member of several

A landscape painting by Toni Williams. professional art associations: Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, San Dieguito Art Guild, Oil Painters of America, California Art Club and the American Impressionists Society, as a “Signature Member.” Her work has been in the Randall M. Hasson Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Cedros Village Fine Art Gallery. Several of her pieces are currently on display at the San Diego History Center’s store in Balboa

Park, the Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery, the Offtrack Gallery in Encinitas, and the Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery in Carlsbad. Growing up in Port Jervis, NY, Williams was raised in an artistic family. Her father was a master carpenter, crafting furniture and masonry, and her mother was in the arts and antiques business. As a child, Williams said she felt like she lived in an antique shop. In 1972, Williams moved to San Diego to finish her

education at the University of California San Diego, earning a bachelor’s degree in visual arts and has lived locally for 30 years with her husband Scott. Williams said her work has been influenced greatly by turnof-the-century San Diego plein air artists Maurice Braun, Charles Fries and William Wendt. She also paints the human form and has studied under the tutelage of friend and mentor Marileigh Schulte, and attended workshops with notable local artists Ray Roberts, Peggi Kroll-Roberts and Pat Kelly. Williams is giving her own plein air painting workshops, at various locations in San Diego, through the month of February, to benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. Looking ahead, Williams will take part in the San Clemente plein air competition in June and is applying to other California plein air festivals. “That's my focus, I'm very drawn to the arid and temperate climate of Southern California,” she said. To view examples of Williams' art, visit www.ToniWilliamsArt.com To find out more about the 2011 Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational visit http://borregoartinstitute.org


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Horizon Prep ‘100th Day’ celebration Horizon Prep’s 1st graders are celebrating the “100th Day” of the school year by donning their centenarian best! “The students have had so much fun marking the ‘100th Day’ this year,” says Horizon Prep 1st grade teacher Sonia D o m b r o s k i . Horizon Prep “Learning ‘hundreds’ is certainly 1st Grader Camryn going to be a lesson Remy leads the Pledge of Allegiance they’ll never forin her “100’s Day” get.” attire as Nate The students Campbell looks on. brought out their best centenarian gear: gray wigs, canes, & glasses. “For weeks they’ve been trying to find out what costume I was planning,” says Horizon Prep 1st grade teacher Tamara Cupples. “They are all very creative and it’s clear they’re putting their best effort into this assignment.”

Gray-headed & toothless, they’re still all smiles on 100’s Day at Horizon Prep! (LR) Will Morgans, Jonathan Coons, Isaiah Boone.

Horizon Prep 1st graders celebrating the 100th Day of the school year with centenarian attire: (L-R) Olivia Lee, Lauren Bentley, and Camryn Remy.

SENIOR SCENE Memory and aging expert to speak at Senior Center By Terrie Litwin, executive director, RSF Senior Center A significant number of elderly individuals live with mild memory problems that are part of the normal aging process. Although many of these problems only mildly interfere with daily life, they Terrie Litwin may be troublesome to the person experiencing them. Researchers have made progress in understanding the effects of aging on memory and continue to work toward treatments for age-associated memory problems. Age Associated Memory Impairment is a common condition characterized by very mild symptoms of cognitive decline that occur as part of the normal aging process. Complaints from individuals with this condition often include difficulties remembering names and words. Current understanding of Age Associated Memory Impairment indicates that this condition is the result of physiological changes in the aging brain and not a specific neurological disorder. Like every other organ of the body, the aging brain simply does not function quite as well as it used to. Symptoms occur very gradually as a result of the normal aging process. However, even when an evaluation shows that a person's symptoms are merely signs of Age Associated Memory Impairment and not a more serious memory problem, the person is still left with the difficulty of living with the potentially bothersome problem of forgetting. The symptoms that a person may experience can cause unwarranted fear or anxiety that these may be early signs of Alzheimer's disease or another serious

impairment. Research into the causes and possible treatment of this condition may eventually lead to the reversal or prevention of the problem. Furthermore, in order to prevent or cure memory impairment or Alzheimer's disease, researchers and clinicians need to understand which symptoms are indicators of disease and which are normal for a person at a certain age. Studying the symptoms of AgeAssociated Memory Impairment is very important to this understanding because this condition marks the first stage in which individuals experience difficulties with memory. Also, it is important for researchers and clinicians to understand why some individuals experience only age related memory changes and why others develop Mild Cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. Please join us at the Senior Center on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. for “Update on Advances in Age-Related Memory and Cognitive Disorders.” Our guest speaker is Gilbert J. Ho, MD, board-certified geriatric neurologist, assistant professor of neurosciences at UCSD, and director of the Center for Memory and Aging. Seating is limited – please call (858)756-3041 to reserve your space.

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Collector opens unique map museum in La Jolla By Susan DeMaggio Staff Writer What do you do with a 10-foot-square temperaturecontrolled closet full of rare and remarkable maps that you’ve carefully and joyfully collected over the last 20 years? If you’re local resident Michael Stone, financier, philanthropist and father of three, you check with your wife Karen and then you create a Map & Atlas Museum in La Jolla with the hope of sharing your treasures with the next generation and your community. At the Feb. 8 opening of the handsomely appointed La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum on the lower level of the Merrill Lynch Building on Fay Avenue, Stone told friends and

IF YOU GO What: La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum Where: 7825 Fay, Suite LL-A, lower level Merrill Lynch Building When: Open by appointment Admission: Free Contact: mamlj.org (858) 551-1170

family that “It’s my hope that this museum will become a national model; that it will turn the map experience into an educational experience for children and visitors of all

Sue and Chuck Burges talk with musician Ryan Miller. ages.” Stone said his next step is to get a docent program up and running to allow public access, and to increase the museum’s exposure to the greater San Diego area. Stone’s noteworthy collection contains some 500 maps and atlases that span the 1400s to mid-1900s with “items that would be considered rare cartographic material — and most have some critical importance in a historical or political context,” he added. Indeed. Like his 1777 “Theatre of the American Revolution” map produced to inform the French public of Burgoyne’s surrender to the American Army at Saratoga. Or his fur trade map from the 1600s with an ominous red line down the watercourse between Labrador and Nova Scotia dividing the French and

British “interests” in North America. Or his fanciful 1958 “Southern California Roads to Romance” map, once a developer’s marketing dream. Family friend Melissa Fay moved through the museum studying the maps with awe. “You can learn a lot about people’s perceptions of the world by looking at their maps,” she said. “And the maps are really amazing works of art when you consider that they were all done by hand – no computers or graphic designers back then.” Stone, 48, is originally from Connecticut. He moved to this area with his family seven years ago, He said his fascination with maps blossomed with a visit to the Lancaster, Pa. fair when he was dating Karen. A vendor was selling maps and their beauty and educational value capti-

vated him. Stone attended Duke University and Harvard Business School, going on to establish the private firm Westwind Investors. He serves on the board of the San Diego Museum of Art and also advises the board of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. His love of old maps led him to befriend Barry Ruderman, 48, who’s become “the largest online antiquarian map seller in the world,” and Daniel Crouch, 36, who created the map and atlas department of Bernhard Shapero Rare Books in London. Both men spoke at the museum opening and applauded the collection. Crouch advised viewers to keep three things in mind when looking at maps from antiquity — practicality, politics and price. “One of the earliest maps ever discovered from about 1380, covered the seas and basically said at the bottom corner, ‘There are really good fish here.’ That was practical information back then!” In regard to a map’s politics, the elaborately illustrated Dutch maps from the 1600s clearly tout their trading prowess. The price of a map was (and is) determined by its details and the materials it’s made from — those made for kings and courtesans were (and remain) costly and valuable possessions.

MAP GLOSSARY Map: A geographic drawing of a country or certain place Atlas: A book of maps Chart: Special map designed for nautical and aeronautical navigation, and maps of the heavens Cartography: The art, science and technology of making maps Cartouche: A map’s title plate Hachure: Any series of lines used on a map to indicate the general direction and steepness Though none of the items in the museum are for sale, visitors who are interested will be directed to vendors.

of slopes. The lines are short, heavy, and close together for steep slopes; longer, lighter, and more widely spaced for gentle slopes. Key or Legend: An explanation of what the symbols on a map represent Scale: A reader’s key to the mathematical principles the mapmaker used to shrink the representation of space, size, and distance, such as “1 inch = 250 miles.” Source: worldatlas.com Stone declined to comment on the value of his collection.

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Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery Torrey Pines High School Foundation opens in Del Mar Village Spring Fundraiser is April 2 By Marlena ChaviraMedford Staff Writer After 16 years in La Jolla, Dr. Paul Chasan has moved his practice into downtown Del Mar, opening Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery in early February. “When I first started as a surgeon, it made sense to be on a hospital campus,” said Chasan, who has been on the staff of Scripps Memorial Hospital since he started his practice. “But I put myself in a patient’s position, and I know nobody likes going to the hospital. I wanted this practice in Del Mar to have a warm, friendly touch. My goal is to provide the ultimate experience for patients.” To achieve that, the 5,000-square-foot space, which was formerly a Ryan’s dress shop, has been completely gutted and transformed into a state-of-the-art complex that features two operating theatres. Landscape architect Gary Stone and architect Dean Meredith spearheaded the exterior overhaul, which will include two ponds and new public seating, and architect Mark Riley and designer Susan Spath oversaw the interior redesign. The standalone complex is the first in downtown, and though the city had put a moratorium on downtown businesses that offer personal services because none of those taxes go to the city, an agreement was reached by adding a small retail space, which will generate tax revenue for the city. Chasan’s wife, Mary, will run an in-house boutique called Pebbles by the Sea, which will carry high-end skincare products, post-surgical compressive garments and comfort wear. In an effort to attract more foot traffic, the storefront faces Camino del Mar. Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery offers an array of surgical procedures for the face, breasts and body, walk-in Botox and filler appointments, laser hair removal, laser facial resurfacing, and esthetician services. There is also a playroom for parents with kids in tow. Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery can accommodate patients overnight, and hidden from street view is an exit door so patients can be discharged directly to their cars after surgery. “This gives our patients a way to exit discreetly, so providing that privacy was an important feature for me to include,” he explained.

•Donations for online auction still needed The Torrey Pines High School 18th annual Spring Dance and Auction, also known as “Pump Up The Volume,” will be held at the Belly Up on Cedros in Solana Beach on Sat., April 2, from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. This is not a stuffy gala you have to beg your unwilling spouse to endure! Throw on some jeans and stop by for some great food and fun music by The Credentialed. This band is made up of talented educators and administrators playing rock and roll for the benefit of local schools. Talk about heroes! KUSI anchorwoman Sandra Maas is slated to be the Mistress of Ceremonies and Paul Rudy will serve as auctioneer for the evening. Ticket prices are only $75 each or $150 for VIP reserved seating. You may designate a portion of each ticket purchase to the TPHS sport or club of your choice. Often families will sponsor a

Dr. Paul Chasan recently opened Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery in the Del Mar Village. Courtesy photo Chasan is a board-certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon, an expert on revisionary breast surgery, and routinely lectures nationally for Allergan Corporation, the maker of breast implants. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and Magna Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. He completed his general surgical residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Chasan holds a teaching position at UCSD’s Department of Surgery and he is a board member of Angel Faces, a nonprofit that helps teenage girls cope with facial disfigurements, which in many cases have resulted from birth defects or burn injuries. Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery is located at 1431 Camino del Mar, a block south of the Del Mar Plaza. For more information, please visit ranch&coastplasticsurgery.com.

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Addison at The Grand Del Mar ■ 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego ■ (858) 314-1900 ■ www.addisondelmar.com ■ The Vibe: Elegant, romantic

■ Patio Seating: No (Waiting only)

■ Signature Dish: Alaskan King Crab with Cured Lemon and Tahitian Vanilla

■ Take Out: No

■ Open Since: 2006

■ Happy Hour: No ■ Hours: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

■ Reservations: Recommended

When the occasion calls for ‘grand’ the Addison stands ready to serve BY KELLEY CARLSON Contributor ddison at The Grand Del Mar is a world-class restaurant with a relaxed Southern California influence. “People come here for the experience — it’s not really stuffy dining,” Executive Chef William Bradley said. “Service, wine, food — it’s approachable now.” The award-winning establishment has a decidedly European atmosphere. Guests enter through an iron-and-glass doorway trimmed with gold accents into a foyer with a 20-foot-high pyramid ceiling, and flooring featuring inlaid limestone and aubergine marble. While waiting for a table, patrons may linger in several areas: The Library, with cushioned chairs, a fireplace and books; the patio, which offers sweeping views of The Grand Del Mar’s private 18-hole golf course; or a full-service bar made of a rich wood that is lit by blue micro lights. For the actual dining, guests have several options from which to choose. The main area seats up to 80 people. There are large windows, a limestone fireplace

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The patio area includes panoramic views of The Grand Del Mar’s private 18-hole golf course. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

William Bradley is the executive chef at Addison.

Guests can view Addison’s 3,600-bottle wine room.

On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at lajollalight.com, click ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Addison’s Calvadospoached Apricots imported from Italy, and arches and columns. As an added touch, patrons can peer through the windows of the air-conditioned, 3,600-bottle wine room. The bottles are obtained from vineyards around the world, along with California top vintage cult wines. The entire dining staff is certified as sommeliers and ready to help guests make selections, Bradley said. For special occasions, such as anniversaries and weddings, Addison has a private dining room that seats up to 40 people. There is also a Chef’s Table where Bradley presents each course and explains the back-

Alaskan King Crab with Cured Lemon and Tahitian Vanilla is one the restaurant’s signature dishes.

ground of the dishes. The Chef’s Table, which holds up to 12 people, is adjacent to the kitchen and main dining room. Bradley recommends that participants in the Chef’s Table announce all food allergies before arrival to ensure a great experience. On the menu for all restaurant guests is contemporary French cuisine that incorporates fresh, local ingredients. Much of the produce comes from Crow’s Pass Farms in Temecula, but some is obtained from Fallbrook and other sites around the region. There are three- and fourcourse prix-fixe menus, along with a Carte Blanche Menu for which Bradley creates “seven courses for the table.” There is also a cheese cart featuring selections from California, Wisconsin, Italy and France. Addison’s signature winter dish (and Bradley’s personal favorite) is Alaskan King Crab with Cured Lemon and Tahitian Vanilla. “We dare to be different,” Bradley said. “We don’t follow trends. We have a strong respect for tradition and genuine hospitality, which is timeless — regardless of the current trends.”

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Week in sports By Gideon Rubin Boys basketball: Torrey Pines clinched at least a tie for its fifth consecutive league title with a decisive 75-54 Palomar League victory over Mt. Carmel on Feb. 11. The win followed a 74-60 league victory over Poway on Feb. 9. Nick Kerr scored 21 points to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game, and Joe Rahon added 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Jesse Neugarten contributed 12 points, and Max Heller scored 11 points and had eight assists and seven steals. Kerr scored 27 points to lead the Falcons in the Poway game and Rahon added 25 points. The Falcons improved to 8-0 in league and 20-5 overall for the season. ***** Cathedral Catholic lost to University City 59-48 in a

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Western League game on Feb. 10. The loss followed a 44-41 league victory over Scripps Ranch two days earlier. Nick Prunty scored 16 points to lead the Dons in the University City game, and Juan Martinez added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Marco Kengott scored 15 points to lead the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game, and Prunty added eight points and eight rebounds. The Dons improved to 55 in league and 15-9 overall for the season. ***** Canyon Crest Academy trounced Del Norte 61-25 in a Valley League game on Feb. 11. J.P. Chenevey scored 20 points to lead the Ravens, and Cory Osetkowski added 15 points. The Ravens improved to 5-1 in league and 17-7 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian’s struggles in the Coastal League South continued as the Eagles lost to La Jolla Country Day 68-48 on Feb. 8, and 61-42 to Francis Parker three days later. Grant Corsi scored 15 points to lead the Eagles in the Parker game, and Jeff Mallon added 10 points. The Eagles fell to 0-8 in league and 7-16 overall for the season. ***** Girls basketball: Cathedral Catholic remains near the top of the Western League standings after two big wins. The Dons defeated Scripps Ranch 53-42 in a league game on Feb. 8, and University City 54-41 two days later. Emily Kearney scored 14 points to lead the Dons in the University City game, and Christina Kime added 11 points. Kearney and Wendy Anae each scored 13 points to lead the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game, and Malia Nawahine added 11 points. The Dons improved to 72 in league and 13-11 overall for the season. ***** Torrey Pines’ season-long four-game winning streak ended as the Falcons lost to Mt. Carmel 49-48 in a Palomar League game on Feb. 11. The loss followed a 56-29 victory over Poway two days earlier. Megan McClurg scored 17 points to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game, and Eden May added 12 points. McClurg scored 21 points

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Reagan Library’s new looks welcome 100th birthday year By Mera Kelley Contributor Nestled in the heart of Simi Valley is a library like no other in America, and the state-of-the-art technology used in The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum’s recent renovation makes it perhaps unique in the world. I visited on Feb. 4 on the occasion marking the late president’s 100th birth date. It also marked the first official opening of the gallery of exhibitions to visitors from throughout the world. The festivities started at noon and closed at 8 p.m. A birthday cake was served after dinner. The day was sponsored by General Electric and featured remarks by Nancy Reagan, actor Gary Sinise, James Baker, who held many offices in several Republican administrations, and Fred Ryan, Jr. chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Lee Greenwood performed, as did The Beach Boys — all choices of Nancy Reagan. The Marine Band played as a fly-over by VFA-154 Black

IF YOU GO Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days, 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, California 93065 Admission: $12-$6. Free parking Details: Allow 2.5 to 3 hours to view all Web: reaganlibrary.com Knights followed a loud 21cannon salute, which could be heard for miles. Reagan’s cronies quipped that were Reagan here today, he might have been watching the Super Bowl instead of staying for all the folderol. On Feb. 7, the library/museum was open for the first time to the public since the renovation. Birthday cake was again served until the last piece was given away. That evening, an elaborate invitation-only dinner-dance was held “below” the threestory building housing the original Air Force One and a yearlong party of museum special events was underway! Being part of this once-in-alifetime celebration was an exhilarating experience, and

the memories are still whirling around like confetti. Most Americans think this location is The Ranch, the land the Reagans owned before he became Governor of California or had ever run for political office. They expect to see horses and the famous canoe he gave Nancy on their 25th wedding anniversary. However, that working ranch is in Rio del Cielo, near Santa Barbara, about an hour’s drive north. The library/museum occupies 30 acres of the 100 donated by a developer. Plans were conceived while the Reagans were still occupying the White House. That dream became a reality in June 1989 and was financed by private funds. Although near the residential part of the city, it has an unbroken spectacular view of the hills and valleys that typify California. After leaving office, Reagan helped build the museum. Attempting to duplicate the Oval Office with exact measurements, the architect told the President that the 18-foot ceiling of the Oval Office would not fit under the existing first floor of this building. Reagan suggest-

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Top: The memorial site with these words by President Reagan engraved in marble: ‘I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.’ Above bottom: Nancy Reagan, on her way to the wreath laying, is followed by Fred Ryan, president of the RR Foundation and James Baker, III, former Secretary of State, and military escorts. Photos/Mera Kelley with The Gipper, then have it recorded with a museum camera for a copy to take home. Most presidents are judged on their first 100 days in office, but Reagan’s critical days stopped at 70 when the following day he survived an assassin’s bullet. Each year of his dramatic presidency is chronicled and events graphically portrayed, such as his sitting on crates to watch videos of Iron Curtain days. Each exhibit now has at least one “participation event,” such as standing in front of a podium with teleprompters to record a speech or mounting a plastic horse next to a photograph of the Reagan at the Ranch to have a picture taken “with” him and his horse.

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St. James Academy students named winners of Annual DAR Essay Contest

‘Home, Home on the Range’ 2001- 2007, Howard Hodgkin, oil on wood, Gagosian Gallery. Photo credit: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Museum exhibits focus on two distinct British painters Two exhibits representing two very different art worlds are now open at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park: “Howard Hodgkin: Time and Place” and “Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman.” British-born Hodgkin (1932) is “a brilliant colorist” who plays with the notion of “representational pictures of emotional situations” in his work, according to press materials advancing the show. “Hodgkin defies definitions.” This exhibition of more than 20 paintings, spans the last 10 years of his career. SDMA is to be the only U.S. venue for this show. Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) is considered among the greatest portrait painters of the Western tradition. This fun exhibit features 11 of his paintings of “notorious society women.” The works are on loan from collections in the United States and Britain. SDMA is the second and final venue for this show. Among the portraits on view through May 1 will be Mrs. Sarah Siddons (National Gallery, London), the Duchess of Devonshire (National Gallery of Art,

Washington), Giovanna Baccelli (Tate, London), Grace Dalrymple (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Viscountess Ligonier (Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens), and Ann Ford, later Mrs. Thicknesse (Cincinnati Art Museum). The exhibit will also feature a selection of period dresses from the Cincinnati Art Museum, to provide guests with a view of the material accessories of the “modern woman.” Eighteenth-century viewers appreciated these paintings differently than viewers do today, according to the curators who organized the exhibit. In his own time, Gainsborough’s portraits of actresses, performers and courtesans were seen as unconventional, even radical, not only because of the women they portrayed, but also because of the unconventional way in which they were painted. In his use of provocative postures and slashing brushwork, Gainsborough’s portraits differed from those of his peers. They were the way he asserted his own place as the premier painter of modern life.

‘Ann Ford’ (later Mrs. Philip Thicknesse), 1760, Thomas Gainsborough, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum. Photo credit: Scott Hisey

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At the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, St. James Academy, along with many other schools in North County, was invited to participate in the annual DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) essay contest. This year, the topic honored one of America’s famous patriots, Paul Revere. The students were to write an essay as Paul Revere documenting his lifetime achievements in the “Memoirs of Paul Revere.” Both the 6th and 8th grade classes of SJA, as well as many classes from North County schools, accepted this invitation and submitted their essays in October 2010. Their essays were screened and judged by several readers from the DAR. Five winners from each class were selected and the best essay from each group competed for the DAR, San Diego, De Anza Chapter finalist in their specific grade level. The DAR traditionally holds a ceremonial tea with an awards ceremony to recognize the essay winners from all the schools. This year it was held at the Church of the

Nativity on Feb. 5. The following 6th grade students from St. James Academy received awards for their essays: Sara Giorgi and Jack McGuinness received Honorable Mentions, Kendall Mayo earned 3rd Place, Jack Peterson received 2nd Place, and Spencer Whitney was the 1st Place and DAR Chapter Winner. The following 8th Grade students received awards: Walker Armstrong and Gavin Winter earned Honorable Mentions, Jeannine Edwards received 3rd Place, Sydney Dodd earned 2nd Place, and Brooke Powers was the 1st Place and 3rd Place Chapter Winner. St. James Academy is a K-8 elementary school serving the North County communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad and San Marcos. St. James Academy is part of the St. James Catholic Community, which includes St. James Church and St. Leo’s Mission. For more information, go to www.saintjamesacademy.com or call 858755-1777.


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Canyon Crest student’s film to be shown at festivals By Jill Lin Intern Canyon Crest student Hunter Peterson lives in a world of zombies and mutated humans. Or at least his characters do, in his film “The NorthGuard Project.” A product of Hunter’s love for the science fiction world, “The NorthGuard Project” is actually the name of a project within the film that goes horribly wrong. The story tells of a big, faceless corporation called Diamond Pharmaceuticals that tries to save lives by rewriting human DNA codes with a “genetic eraser.” However, unanticipated side effects of the operations end up turning humans into something altogether un- Canyon Crest Academy student Hunter Peterson recently human. filmed ‘The NorthGuard Project,’ which is scheduled to be The original idea of “The screened at the Canyon Crest film festival, as well as others. NorthGuard Project”didn’t come from a single idea, but rather developed naturally out of Hunter’s interest in zombie movies, such as “28 Days Later” and “Resident Evil.” However, it wasn’t until Canyon Crest Academy’s cinema conservatory agreed and chose “The NorthGuard Project” to be made that Hunter was able to start film production. Along with a team of people that included cinematographer Alex Mueller, producer Jason Segal, VFX Richard Liu, and Assistant Director Kush Rawal, Hunter was able to finally realize a four-year-long dream and goal. However, problems for the film were numerous and it was only through the tireless

dedication of the entire crew that filming was able to continue. As the director of the film, Hunter faced problems such as actors quitting halfway through production and having to find proper locations. Sometimes, the crew even needed to “run-and-gun” the film, a process in which they literally had to speedily shoot for 10 minutes before leaving without anyone noticing. Despite the various issues, Hunter credits his passion for filmmaking as one of his constant sources of motivation. Inspired from a youtube channel he found years ago called “IndyMogul,” Hunter found himself hooked on the process of how to specialize in camera work. Since then, he has gone on to explore more on the Internet in order to improve his own filmmaking and has credited famous directors such as Darren Aronofsky of “Black Swan” fame and Quentin Tarantino as personal favorites. Aside from those well-known directors, Hunter also mentions how people like his friends and Canyon Crest Academy film teacher Mark Raines are sources of inspiration. When asked which words of advice he would give to fellow aspiring filmmakers, Hunter says that the most important thing is to “Get out there with some friends. Tell a story with a home camcorder. You have the potential, so go out there and show it!” “The NorthGuard Project” has been planned to be screened at the Canyon Crest Academy film festival in the spring, as well as many others in the county and state. For more information and examples of Hunter’s work, visit his youtube channel at youtube.com/studio595.

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Hitler desk set temporarily on display at local collector’s office By Diane Y. Welch Contributor Craig Gottlieb was bitten by the collector's bug when he was a kid. Unlike other kids his age, though, his interests weren't in commonplace objects like coins, stamps, or comics, instead, Gottlieb collected daggers. It's a fascination that has stayed with him all his life and over the years his collection has grown to include other weapons, U. S. militaria and Nazi collectibles. What has catapulted Gottlieb into the spotlight recently is the bronze desk set that Adolf Hitler used to sign the Munich Pact in 1938, which is temporarily displayed in Gottlieb's Solana Beach office, along with his permanent collection of Nazi uniforms, war posters, medals, swords and World War II weapons and memorabilia. The desk set, with the initials, A. H., and its stained patina, is a verified piece of World War II history, “on which the fate of nations was decided,” said Gottlieb, 39, who is the selling agent for owner Jack McConn, a former Army Lieutenant who was in Hitler's headquarters in 1945 when the war ended. McConn was 21 when he

Craig Gottlieb with the bronze desk set that Adolf Hitler used to sign the Munich pact in 1938. Photo by Diane Y. Welch. took the 50-pound souvenir, which includes two large inkwells, a large blotter, and a heavy base. “I boxed it up, and sent it to my dad in Houston and believe it or not, it got there!” said McConn, who also wrote a letter to his family on a piece of Hitler's personal stationary. Over the decades, McConn, now 87, kept the desk set under his bed and said that he didn't understand the true significance

of it. Then he saw it on television in a newsreel that captured the infamous Munich Pact signing by Germany's Adolf Hitler, England's Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, Italy's fascist leader Benito Mussolini and French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier, and he suddenly realized the history that the set represented. The agreement was a failed attempt to prevent Hitler from his engagement in conquest. A year later he invaded

Poland and World War II started. A retired Houston lawyer, McConn is ready to part with the desk set, which was moved to a bank vault, and said he has no emotional attachment to it. He chose Gottlieb as broker because of his reputation in the business. Gottlieb, of Jewish heritage, whose father is an American WWII Navy veteran, is now an international dealer of German war-related antiques. A graduate of Cornell, he has authored several books about, and given lectures on, militaria. From a very young age he was exposed to his father's wartime stories. “And when I was 6 he gave me a German bayonet, it became a treasured possession,” he said. Raised in Miami, Gottlieb would go to the swapmeets and sell hermit crabs. “Then I'd take the money I made and by a piece of militaria.” When he was 11, a neighbor gave him a rare German dagger and by the time he left high school he was a serious collector. A treasure hunter at heart, even when he was in the Marine Corps, Gottlieb, a second lieutenant, at the time based in Okinawa, took his marines caving. “We explored former Japanese battle sites and I found

a dog-tag. Searching on the internet, which was just starting to emerge, I was able to trace the family and return it,” he said. In 1998, coinciding with the internet explosion, Gottlieb started a website for daggers and began a forum for others interested in militaria. “It launched me from being an obscure private collector to being a personality within this very esoteric field.” Within a couple of years he was able to become a fulltime dealer. Both Gottlieb and McConn hope that the desk set will be purchased by a museum. Estimates up to $1 million are realistic, said Gottlieb, who believes that humanity will be better served if this type of historic artifact is held publicly because of what it represents. “From this desk set comes the famous quote by Chamberlain, 'Peace in our time!' Then 60 to 80 million lives were lost as a result of Hitler's actions. 12 million of them eliminated by a government, as a matter of policy. This is a powerful lens through which we may view the human tragedy that was the Holocaust, and remember it.” To find out more about Craig Gottlieb, his collections and his books, visit www.craiggottlieb.com


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Rancho Santa Fe Review CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP This delicious recipe was sent to me by Ranchoite Lori Wheeler. Before you start, bake a medium sized chicken...or, better yet, buy one already cooked in your favorite grocery store. Have a wonderful meal and freeze what's left (if there's any!) 8 cups chicken broth 2 cans Rotel tomatoes 5 fluid ounces green Tabasco sauce 6 fire-roasted green chili peppers 1 cup rice 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 15-oz can whole kernel corn

1 15 oz. Black beans drained) I tsp cumin 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp paprika Three quarters of a roasted chicken, cut in bite size pieces. Combine everything in your crock pot and cook on low for approximately three hours. Serve with cilantro, avocado, Mexican cheese and tortillas. A marvelous meal in itself! APPLE CIDER VINEGAR will keep your corned beef from “shrinking” Just add a couple of tablespoons to the water when boiling your beef. Try this next month on St. Patrick's Day! YOU CAN SLICE SLIV-

ERS OF CHEESE OR CHOCOLATE with your vegetable peeler. You can make great curlicues from a bar of chocolate when you decorate a special cake. SMOOTH YOUR FEET by rubbing them with vegetable oil before you go to bed, and put on a pair of socks. You'll be pleased at how soft and Smooth your tootsies will be when you awaken. THE INSIDE OF A BANANA PEEL does wonders when you need a quick,easy shine for your shoes or your silver! MAKE CRYSTAL SPARKLE by mixing several drops of ammonia in two cups of water and applying

with a soft cloth. Rinse off with clean water and polish with another soft cloth. Sparkle is back! YOU'LL HAVE FLUFFIER OMELETS if you add one half teaspoon of baking soda to every three eggs used. You'll be surprised! BEER makes a great tenderizer for tough, inexpensive cuts of meat. Pour a can over the meat and let it soak for an hour before cooking. And you can marinate it overnight in the fridge or put the beer in your slow cooker with the meat! PAPER TOWEL TUBES are just perfect for storing diplomas, marriage certificates and other important documents. Roll them tightly

and place in the tubes. This prevents creases and keeps the documents clean and dry. REMOVE TURKEY STUFFING EASILY WITH CHEESECLOTH. To keep turkey dressing from sticking to the inside of your bird, pack the dressing in cheesecloth before your stuff it into the turkey's cavity. When your turkey is ready to serve, just pull out the cheesecloth with all your stuffing intact! CLEAN PRECIOUS GEMS by soaking your diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds in club soda to give them a bright shine. Simply place them in a glass of club soda and let them soak overnight.

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Yoga, “Gold Frenzy Day’ offered at the RSF Garden Club By Ginger Bord The practice of yoga is one of those endeavors that people are either passionate about or have never tried. It is applicable for all ages, male to female and rewarding for whoever participates. Participating in Yoga is good for the heart, good for stretching the muscles that encourages flexibility and helps with balance. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has begun a once-a-week yoga class every Saturday from 10 a.m. -11:15 a.m. with yoga instructor Carris Rhodes. “Cultivate Your Heart Yoga” is Anusara based and heart oriented: all poses and actions are expressed from the inside out, originating from the heart. Each class will be suitable for all practitioner levels and will involve standing, balancing and seated postures. As an instructor Carris Rhodes is enthusiastic and inspiring, and is passionate about yoga, fitness and healthy living. The Saturday classes are at the Garden Club; the fee for each class is $10 for club members, $15 for non-members. People came from all over the United States and around the world in the mid1800s to find gold and become rich. We are a long way from Sutter’s Mill and about 150 years since the California Gold Rush, but gold is still a topic we hear a lot about today. The Garden Club is excited to sponsor a day of Gold Frenzy at the club. Gold Mountain Ventures, a family-owned, Southern California-based business that purchases unwanted gold and /or platinum

pieces of jewelry. A knowledgeable representative of Gold Mountain Ventures will sit with you, go through the items you bring in and then weigh the pieces. If you agree to the offered price, Gold Mountain will issue a check right then and there! This is a great opportunity for you and for the Garden Club as the club will receive a 10 percent donation from Gold Mountain. The check you get is for the full amount; the 10 percent to The Garden Club is from Gold Mountain. Gold Frenzy will be Wednesday, March 9, anytime between 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Garden Club. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend, and tell your neighbors and start going through your jewelry boxes! For more information about the Garden Club, upcoming events and programs go to www.rsfgardenclub.org. The Garden Club is happy to have people stop by, there are always fliers available and membership forms. Phone number is 858756-1554.

Committee members include (back row): Robin Kemp, Veronica Spencer, Craig Garcia, Julie Ustin, Robert Roberts, Carol Childs, Bulet Erol, John Page, Paul McEneany, Bevin Dunn, David Cain, Linette Page, Ellen Ferrone, Dave Roberts (Solana Beach City Councilman), Pat McCabe. Front Row: Mary Jane Boyd, Roz Hodgins and Maria McEneany (Event Chairs), Marvie Bowlin, Orris Johnson.

Del Sol Lions go Mardi Gras for May 14 benefit Del Sol Lions will host its first annual fundraiser, Del Sol Lions Go Mardi Gras, at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on May 14, to benefit Reality Changers and St. Leo's Medical and Dental Clinics. Reality Changers provides youth from disadvantaged backgrounds the resources to become first generation college students by providing academic support, financial assistance, and faith-based leadership training. Being the leading tutoring program in California, Arnie Duncan, secretary of education, said: "It is a model. Not for the city, not for the state, but for the country." St. Leo's Medical and Dental Program, through an all-volunteer interfaith personnel of doctors, dentists, health professionals, and local hospitals, provides comprehensive services to persons without insurance,

and except for emergencies, not otherwise able to obtain such services. Together, the Clinics see over 5,000 patients annually. The event includes dinner, casino tables, a silent and live auction, and entertainment. Del Sol Lions, chartered in February 2010, is part of Lions International, the world's largest service club with more than 1.35 million members worldwide, serving those less fortunate locally, regionally, and internationally. The Del Sol Lions includes the communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carmel Valley. For information on joining, call Mary Jane Boyd at 858-481-7547. For Mardi Gras reservations, sponsorship opportunities or to donate to the auction, call Maria McEneany, 858-759-2620 or Roz Hodgins, 858-775-1099, event chairs.

To sell your home faster...use these proven strategies: 1 To get the best asking price, pull the “best comps.” 2 Realize your potential buyer is local...78% of the buying

pool either live in Rancho Santa Fe or in an adjacent town—so market locally. 3 Make sure your home is marketed aggressively and showcased in local media. Strategy #1: Price is the key, so price your home to sell. Since they have the biggest sway in determining your home’s value, you want comps, which determine a price, putting yours in the most attractive light. Select comps as close to your address as possible. But note, there are exceptions. For example, a comp close to you may not be good because it sits higher on the hill, and has phenomenal views, or it’s closer to a main arterial or freeway. But a house similar to yours could be a mile away, and still part of the same market since neighborhoods don’t always have neat boundaries. And homes in developments should be compared against comps from the same development since these homes were built

together at the same time, by the same builder/developer. Remember, a good agent will help you price your home correctly.

Strategy #2: Your buyer (most likely) lives here in Rancho Santa Fe or in an adjoining town...so focus your advertising in the local newspaper. According to research by First American Title company here in San Diego, the buyer for your home lives right here in Rancho Santa Fe or just a few miles away. 78% of the buying pool live within 5 miles, while 15% come from out of state and 6% from out of the county. The point is, most people moving in Ran-

cho Santa Fe are moving to a different street in Rancho Santa Fe. It’s a coveted place to live. And when people move here they plant deep roots in the community. The Rancho Santa Fe Review paper is the only paper in town that is delivered by the U.S. Post Office into each and every home. So everybody gets it. And because the content is hyper-local, most everybody reads it. And prospective home-buyers actively search the these papers for homes. Listings show up in this newspaper that don’t appear in other papers. According to the percentages, the most likely buyer for your home is reading The Review this week...and next. If you’re home isn’t shown in The Review, you’re missing a potential buyer.

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and showcased in local media. In choosing an agent, review their marketing plan for selling your home and be sure it includes advertising in the local paper. If there is more than one paper, pick the one that carries the most real estate ads. While the internet is often a free source of distribution, research by Borrell Associates shows that 66% of home buyers rely on the local newspaper, compared to only 20% using the internet. It’s your agents job to sell your home for the maximum amount. This effort takes a fully developed marketing and sales plan that includes: With a fully developed marketing plan, your agent is prepared to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.

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Kids Korps volunteerism expands into City Heights Kids Korps projects continue to keep young people busy with hundreds of hands on service projects such as assisting at Special Olympics, feeding the homeless, tutoring needy kids after school, packing food at local food banks and hosting holiday parties for Head Start Preschools. More than a hundred projects are created and implemented for young volunteers each month, collaborating with more than 300 agencies in the San Diego area. In the past few months, meaningful volunteer opportunities have been expanded to inner city children who might not have the chance to experience the good feelings one gets from giving back to others. Kids Korps now has chapters at Monroe Clark Middle School, Pro Kids Golf Academy, Prime Time at Rosa Parks Elementary, Kids at Heart, Reality Changers, and Youth Voices. Children at these schools and agencies have recently had the chance to make blankets for homeless youth, create holiday ornaments for low income senior centers, and make jewelry to fundraise for North County Solutions for Change and Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Involving these children in such meaningful and fulfilling projects not only make them feel good about themselves for helping someone else, but it also empowers them and helps them to realize that they have the ability to make their own communities a better place to live,â&#x20AC;? said Robin Chappelow, Kid Korps Program Director. Kids Korps is able to give young City Heights residents these great opportunities through generous grants and donations from Sempra Energy Foundation, The Samuel & John Henry Fox Foundation, The Sundt Foundation, The Boys & Girls Foundation, Starbucks, The Samuel & Katherine French Foundation, and The Lawrence Welk Foundation.

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OBITUARIES Dorothy Hammack Aug. 11, 1915 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Feb. 3, 2011 Long time Rancho Santa Fe resident Dorothy Hammack passed away in her home on February 3rd with daughters by her side, she was 95. Born Dorothy Louise Doyle on August 11, 1915, in Baltimore, MD, she was the oldest of seven children. She married Francis John Hammack in October of 1939 and together they drove from Baltimore to San Diego for their honeymoon. They lived in PaciďŹ c Beach for over 19 years before moving into their new home in Rancho Santa Fe with their four children in 1959. She was often involved with her childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities at the Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School in the sixties, helping with plays and setting up booths and haunted houses for

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in the Poway game and Megan Fennessy added nine points. The Falcons improved to 4-4 in league and 11-13 overall for the season. Canyon Crest Academy defeated Del Norte 53-46 in a Valley League game on Feb. 15. Stephanie Bieler scored 19 points to lead the Ravens and Ali Brown added 13 points. The Ravens improved to 3-3 in league and 7-16 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian lost to Calvin Christian 49-43 in a Coastal League North game on Feb. 9. Bekah Askew led the Eagles with 14 points and Brittany Bushor added 13 points. The Eagles fell to 6-2 in league and 8-14 overall for the season. Girls soccer Torrey Pines controlled its own destiny in the Palomar League after a win and a tie left the Falcons tied for first in a very tight race going into the last week of the regular season. The Falcons played to a 1-1 deadlock with Poway on Feb. 9, and then defeated Mt. Carmel 3-1 two days later. The Falcons improved to 5-1-2 in league and 15-2-4 overall for the season. They were tied with Westview and among three teams separated

encourage people to care both about themselves and others. The old adage, the apple does not fall far from the tree is a truism. "Love" is the most powerful emotion to help others feel secure and healthy. Nothing compares to the impact of love from a parent to child. It serves as the platform of healthfully loving oneself and others, too. Dr. Kanner is a certified and licensed clinical child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst with a private practice in Rancho Santa Fe. In addition, he is the host of San Diego 6 Televisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award- winning show Your Family Matters, which airs weekly as part of the morning news and also on the San Diego Living Show. Recently, he has joined EXTRA Hollywood as a host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life Changersâ&#x20AC;? where he is among the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Top 25 American Doctorsâ&#x20AC;? giving advice to a national audience. His focus is on child, adolescent and parenting mental health. Dr. Kannerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column and show can also now be found on San Diego News Network: www.sdnn.com.

by just one game in the league standings. Alexandra Bailey scored two goals to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game, and Katie Trees scored one goal and had one assist. Trees scored the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only goal in the Poway game off an assist from Bailey. Falcons goalie Hunter Rittgers had eight saves. ***** Less than a week after Cathedral Catholicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10-game unbeaten streak was snapped, the Dons came back with a vengeance in a 7-0 Western League thrashing of Christian. The victory kept the Dons locked in a two-way tie for first place with Coronado. Kelly Bieraugel and Mauri Harrison each scored one goal and had one assist to lead the Dons. Dons goalies Karly Loberg and Hanna MacAulay combined for the shutout. The Dons, who were coming off a 3-0 league loss to Coronado on Feb. 4, improved to 6-1-1 in league 13-6-2 overall for the season. Boys soccer Canyon Crest Academy defeated Del Norte 7-1 in a Valley League game on Feb. 10. Brady Seitz scored two goals and had one assist to lead the Ravens, and Brian Doyle contributed one goal and two assists. The Ravens improved to 5-1 in league and 9-7-2 overall for the season.


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News Briefs Laura Barry ends 2010 on top — again numbers

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Exceptional 2010 for Julie Split-Keyes Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, recently honored Realtor Julie Split-Keyes for her outstanding sales performance last year. Split-Keyes, who is known for her versatility and service-orientJulie ed business philosoSplit-Keyes phy, earned the Del Mar office’s “Salesperson of the Month” award three times last year. “Julie’s unprecedented track record of success is an indication of her work ethic and commitment to her clients,” said Josepher. “Her comprehensive understanding about multiple facets of the industry has made her one of the area’s elite professionals.” With experience in the listing, leasing and sale of residential, commercial, and industrial property, as well as experience with managing over $30 million in commercial and residential construction projects, Split-Keyes is a trusted resource for an expansive base of clientele. She attributed her success to her dedication to help her

clients achieve their goals, combined with her focus on making herself available to them seven days a week. To provide her clients with rapid, information-rich communications, Split-Keyes utilizes the most advanced technologies available today. She earned the eCertified designation to reinforce her understanding of technology and ensure she is current with the latest trends; she constantly works to strengthen her industry knowledge and develop her skills. “I take great pride in the quality of service I provide for my clients,” said SplitKeyes, who has ranked in the top nine percent of Prudential’s 60,000 agents nationwide. “I love the thrill that comes from helping my clients realize their dreams.” A 27-year industry veteran, Split-Keyes has built a reputation for her professionalism, positive outlook and focus on results. To provide seamless closings and favorable outcomes for her clients, she personally manages the multiple details aspects of each transaction and collaborates openly with her colleagues. Julie Split-Keyes can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, at 858-735-6754.

Spring home/garden show returning to DM Fairgrounds March 4-6 For the 26th year, the Spring Home/Garden Show will be returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of ideas, inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars and one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to the home and garden. Produced by Westward Expos, the event will take place on March 4-6, and will include hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the newest products and hottest trends for both inside and outside the home. The show runs Friday, March 4, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $8; children under 12 are free. Seniors: only $1 on Friday. After 3 p.m. daily, all tickets $5. Discount tickets on the website are $6. For more information visit: www.springhomegardenshow.com.

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OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY $475,000 3BR/2.5BA

13477 Tiverton Road Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-750-9577

$1,039,000 5BR/3BA

11021 Corte Mar De Delfinas Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-699-1145

$1,079,000 5BR/3BA

10982 Cloverhurst Way Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-395-5813

$1,079,000 5BR/3BA

10982 Cloverhurst Way Sun 1:00-4:00 Melanie Casey for Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential 858-336-8230

$1,224,900 5BR/4.5BA

4099 Philbrook Sq. Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-395-5813

$1,749,000 5BR/5.5BA

13254 Lansdale Ct. Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525

DEL MAR $849,000 2BR/2BA

247 Stratford Ct. Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Associates

Sun 12:00-5:00 858-525-2291

$1,045,000 3BR/3.5BA

3311 Caminito Cabo Viejo Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Associates

Sun 2:00-5:00 858-525-2291

$1,049,000 4BR/3BA

14249 Mango Drive Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653

ENCINITAS $1,999,000-$2,499,000 1794 Swallowtail Road 4BR/4BA Emma Philibert, Mc Monigle Group

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-353-3503

RANCHO SANTA FE $729,000 3BR/3BA

3784 Paseo Vista Famosa Carol Little, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-922-8978

$1,095,000 3BR/2.5BA

5282 Caminito Providencia Kent Dial for Kristi Nugent, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-336-2828

$2,450,000 6BR/6.5BA

6072 Avenida Alteras St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-449-2027

$3,700,000 4BR/4.5BA

6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham, Bruce Smitham Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-755-5254

$6,495,000 6BR/7BA

15406 El Camino Real The Michael Taylor Group, Prudential CA Realty

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-756-5120

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Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$5,950,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$4,295,000

Private and gated, magnificent Italian estate situated on 1.66 acres. Custom designed and built, the main house has separate staff quarters plus a detached guest house.

Understated elegance and quality craftsmanship are displayed in this one of-a-kind Covenant home.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$3,995,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$3,950,000

Authentic, 7 bedrooms in an adobe hacienda thoughtfully restored to form a livable, magical setting. Covered verandas stretch the length of both the front and back,

Situated on one of the most popular streets with panoramic views and privacy, an opportunity to build your beautiful dream home on 6+ acres, plans included.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,989,000

RSF/The Bridges-$3,295,000

RSF/The Crosby-$1,799,000

Romantic Spanish, 4br hacienda with fountains, sparkling pool and bocce ball court. on 3.12 acres.

Charming, single-level, 5 bedroom Tuscan home, located on one plus acre with entry courtyard.

Gated courtyard entry with fountains and exceptional landscaping in semi-custom “Estrella” 5br/5ba home.

Del Mar Beach Colony-$1,595,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,295,000

The Spanish-style beach house you always wanted awash with light within an easy walk to beach and race track.

California Ranch style with lush gardens in a peaceful setting; 3br/3ba, move-in ready.

RSF/Crosby-$1,300,000 Build your dream home on a lot with panoramic golf course, ocean views all in a quiet cul de sac location.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$995,000

RSF/The Crosby-$1,199,000-$1,299,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$849,000

Perfect “Village” location. A rarely available, spacious 3br town home with attached 2 car garage.

Four bedroom upgraded home on the 1st Green of Crosby Golf Course with many great outdoor features.

Private and secluded in this spacious in-town home fitting many lifestyles. 3br/2ba with central courtyard.

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