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Feb. 2, 2012
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High school district considers bond measure San Dieguito Union considers three contracts this week BY MARSHA SUTTON The San Dieguito Union High School District will consider contracts related to placing a general obligation bond on an upcoming ballot, at the district’s Feb. 2 board meeting. Three items will be presented to SDUHSD trustees Thursday night. All recommended contracts were selected from published Requests for Proposals. The first item is to award a contract to the Dolinka Group of Irvine for financial advisory services. Dolinka was selected out of seven candidates. The board report states that the district is recommending that the board ap-
Board votes for multi-use trail separated from the roadway BY KAREN BILLING Anyone who has driven on the El Camino Real bridge with a cyclist alongside knows that sharing the road can be a tight squeeze. While the new bridge with the future re-alignment and widening of El Camino Real will afford a little more room, the San Diego River Park Joint Powers Authority wants to ensure a safe crossing for all users over the riverbed. Last week the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board voted 9-4 in support of the river park’s efforts to make sure the bridge design includes a multi-use trail separated from the roadway. The widening of El Camino Real, from San Dieguito Road to Via de la Valle will also involve realigning the road to the east and removing the old, 1920s bridge. Original plans included saving the old bridge to use as a trail connection, but the JPA has acknowledged that it cannot take responsibility for maintaining that bridge and it will be demolished. As the planning for the widening has been going on See BRIDGE, Page 6
Sarah and Sean Kono have a blast Jan. 25 at Solana Highlands Elementary School’s Family Fun Bingo Night. See page B11 for more. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
Police advise caution as burglaries continue BY KAREN BILLING The burglary series that affected Carmel Valley and Del Mar Heights area homes late last year has continued into the new year, according to Carmel Valley Northwestern Division’s Sergeant Ernesto Servin. “The burglary series has become a much bigger problem than we initially anticipated back in October,” said Servin at the Jan. 26 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting.
The series has now stretched to include 38 crimes all over the county from Carmel Valley to La Mesa, linked by similar methods used to break into and steal from the home. Sometimes homeowners don’t even discover the crime right away because of the methodical nature of the suspects, taking jewelry and valuables that are left in the open and disturbing little else in the See BURGLARIES, Page 6
prove Dolinka “to provide financial advisory services related to placing the GO bond measure on the June 5, 2012 or November 6, 2012 ballot.” This is Phase 1. If the GO bond is approved by voters, Dolinka will then provide “financial advisory services regarding the issuance of the bonds” from “the period January 20, 2012 until completion of bond authorizations.” This is Phase 2. The fee would be $20,000 for Phase 1 and $65,000 for Phase 2. Funding for this is listed as “campaign donations and future See BOND, Page 6
Flower Hill upgrade on schedule BY JOE TASH A $25 million expansion and renovation of the Flower Hill Promenade shopping center on Via De La Valle is moving forward on schedule, and a new Whole Foods market and other businesses could be open by the end of the year. The mall on Via De La Valle, just east of Interstate 5, will be expanded from its existing 112,000 square feet to 173,000 square feet with the addition of new retail and office space and a fourlevel parking garage at the
Renovation work at Flower Hill Promenade. west end of the property. An Ultra Star cinema was demolished to make way for the new buildings. The center is within
the city limits of San Diego, although it is advertised as “Del Mar’s premier shopSee FLOWER, Page 6
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best wildlife photo from our January web photo contest was chosen from a group of terriﬁc pictures submitted by our readers. Photos by Doug Harvey, Herb Knufken and Peggy Stokes were chosen as runners-up.
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CV PLANNING BOARD; JAN. 26 MEETING: BY KAREN BILLING Principal looking for help with “dangerous” crosswalks at Solana Highlands Solana Highlands Principal Jerry Jones visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board seeking help with a safety issue on his campus. Jones said he encourages his community to use the crosswalks but he fears that the crossings at High Bluff Drive and Lady Hill Drive, and Long Run Drive and Candela Place, are not as safe as he would like due to visibility issues. “When cars are coming west to turn right into the school driveway, they don’t see the kids because cars are in the way,” Jones said. “It’s pretty dangerous.” He wants to explore the possibility of enhancing the crosswalks so they’re more visible, possibly with blinking lights like those used in the Del Mar village. Several Carmel Valley schools have faced the same issues — the problem was seen at Carmel Del Mar, situated on a sloped and curved Carmel Park Drive. The school has had a traffic engineer come out and look at the issue and has also had assistance from the police department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP), having a police car near campus works to slow speeds through the school zone. Sage Canyon School uses a safety patrol that recently won an award from the police department for being the best safety patrol for the 2011-12 school year. The board encouraged Jones to contact city staff and explore the use of a safety pa-
trol or extra assistance from the RSVP. Problems with oversized vehicles in Carmel Valley Residents in Regents Square off Quarter Mile Drive in Carmel Valley are complaining about the “eyesore” of oversized and commercial vehicles continually parked along their street. During public comment at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, resident Kim Wilson said many of the vehicles are repeat offenders and their owners know the rules and how to get around them. Per San Diego Municipal Code, no vehicle can be parked continuously at one location on any public roadway for more than 72 hours. Wilson said the owners will just move the boats and vehicles around on the same street. Planning board chair Frisco White said it was not the first time they’ve heard of this issue. “It’s been on our plate for many, many years,” White said. Mel Millstein, a representative for District 1 Councilmember Sherri Lightner’s office, said that an oversized vehicle ordinance has been discussed at the city council level in the past. Board member Debbie Lokanc also wondered about the possibility of doing limited parking on that street, a method that has been successful in neighborhoods around San Diego State University. For now, people can report vehicles parked longer than 72 hours by calling (858)
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Solana Pacific students line up for vegetables from school garden BY KAREN BILLING During lunchtime recently at Solana Pacific School, students came flying across the blacktop as soon as they had been set free from classes. They weren’t racing for the first game on the handball court or to take over the tetherball pole, they were racing to get in line for salad. Yes, truly, salad. “We just had to run over,” said sixth grader Alli Abramowitz with her friends in tow. “The potatoes and broccoli are the best.” “No, the beets are the best!” countered her friends Alice Shashkina and Katherine Solovyeva. The kids were excited to sample the latest and freshest offerings harvested from Solana Pacific’s own organic garden, located on the edge of the blacktop. When vegetables are ready, they’re harvested and served up by parent volunteers to grateful students at lunch. Students come over to try the garden treats by choice and they come in bunches. Parent Hallie Worsey has been supervising the garden for the last six years — she started when her daughter was a fifth grade student at Solana Pacific. The garden beds had been built with the school in 2004, but they remained empty so Worsey decided to take them on herself. “It’s been a lot of research, experimenting and talking to other gardeners,” Worsey said. Now the garden is green and flourishing with beds full of dill, Swiss chard, lettuce, cilantro, parsley, beans, green onions, carrots, baby arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, radishes and a jungle of enthusiastic sweet peas. There are a few cheerful marigolds
and sunflowers should pop up in the coming months. There is also a giant, “killer radish” named “Mr. McBride’s Radish” for the school principal Brian McBride. For now the potato bed is bare as 65 pounds were harvested a few weeks ago and served up to very excited children who had lined up across the blacktop. “We couldn’t keep up with [the demand],” volunteer Karin Karin Kuiper, left, and Hallie Worsey harvest Kuiper remarked. lettuce to make salads for Solana Pacific Alice Shashkina, Alli Abramowitz, Carine You and “Kids came back for seconds students the next day. Katherine Solovyeva grab salad from the garden last and thirds,” Worsey said. Recently, children came back week. for seconds and thirds, as well, on the salad with sweet radishes and carrots, peas and green onions. Kuiper drizzled a little of their choice of Italian or Ranch dressing on the side of their plates and the students gobbled up the greens. “The garden is awesome,” said fifth grader Deanne Allouche. Volunteer parents do most of the harvesting for the garden alFifth-graders Sue Lee, Nina Mao and Chloe Chan though, when appropriate, the students can help. Because harvesting requires some extra supervision, Worsey can’t let the kids help harvest everything, but they did help harvest the potatoes. “They were like badgers, they were so excited to get in there and just dig,” Worsey said. Worsey said this will be her last year supervising the garden and she hopes that someone will step forward so it will continue to be something special at Solana Pacific. “I’m going to miss it,” Worsey said. “It can be a really big chunk of time, just like any garStudents line up for veggies. A student gets served up a salad. den…But the kids just love it.”
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A perfect season: The undefeated Torrey Pines Jr. Midget Falcons win another National Championship It’s been an incredible year for this squad of 19 TPPW Jr. Midget Intermediate cheerleaders. They just ended their perfect season by capturing another “National Champion” title at the JAMZ National Championship in Las Vegas on Jan. 29. This amazing team has danced, tumbled, stunted and jumped their way to first place in all of their five competitions which included two “National Championship” titles. No other team in the history of TPPW has accomplished this magnificent feat. Having a “Perfect Season” doesn’t come easy. This group of 11 - 14 year olds from Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe started on this rewarding journey back in August 2011. They practiced four days a week in August and then three days a week once school started, with many of them taking private gymnastics, as well. It is because of their hard work, dedication to practice and to each other and their outstanding coaching staff that this team was able to achieve such greatness. “It really was a team effort with not only our coaching staff, but all of our parents and volunteers that supported our team throughout the season. It is such an amazing feeling to have accomplished a perfect season and won these National Championship titles. These girls are a group of dynamic and hardworking athletes who really wanted to win and gave it their all at every practice and competition. I couldn’t be happier for our team,” said Head Coach Alicia Smith.
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BURGLARIES continued from page 1 home, Servin said. It appears that the suspects are casing the neighborhood to see when people are coming and going. Typically in the evening hours, they try to make contact at the front door and if no one is home, they go to a back window or open back door. Some arrests have been made and they have brought in other resources to deal with the issue. “It’s not going to be easy,” Servin said. “It’s something that’s going to take a lot of time, resources and energy because we don’t just want to take an apple out of the tree, we want to cut the whole tree down.” Because the criminals are thought to be casing neighborhoods, Servin stressed the importance of residents keeping an eye out for suspicious people or activity. “We highly encourage people to get a good description, be a good witness and
call the police,” Servin said. The Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) has been out in the community handing out flyers and reminding people to keep windows and doors closed and locked. It seems like something people wouldn’t need to be reminded of but Servin said in one case a person had left their back sliding door and windows open for an entire weekend. There have been five cases where the homeowners had an alarm but it was not turned on. Servin also spoke about other crimes in the area. A suspect is being looked at in the vandalism case in which the tires of 17 cars were slashed on Jan. 4 on Pearlman Way off Ashley Falls Drive. There was also a similar vandalism case at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station, where the tires of 10 cars were slashed. “From the video, we happened to see a man in his 50s, for no reason calmly cutting the tires,” Servin said. “We were really surprised because it’s not what
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we expected to see.” The video is grainy but they are working to identify the suspect. The police department has had success in arresting suspects who had targeted Radio Shack and Ralph’s in the Del Mar Highlands shopping center. In the Ralph’s case, a high schoolage suspect had been stealing large amounts of cough syrup. The police were also able to arrest a burglar who had stolen from vehicles parked in the parking garage of the Pell Place condos on Townsgate Drive. They were able to recover many of the stolen items. “We’re finding a lot of stolen property shows up on Craigslist,” Servin said, noting that it’s a good idea when something is taken to look for it that same day on the website. “It’s helpful to us when the homeowners or victims help with the investigation.” The Northwestern Division can be reached at (858) 523-7000.
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bond issues.” The second item under consideration on Feb. 2 is the award of a contract with De La Rosa & Company. De La Rosa was chosen from four respondents for bond underwriting services “to assist with drafting tax rate statements for election material, coordinating with financial advisor[s] on bond sizing and pricing, preparing all documentation for bond issuance, guiding the district through the rating process, and marketing the bonds for successful sale.” The district recommends, according to the board packet, that trustees approve the contract with De La Rosa, funded by “future bond issues.” Both of these items are being presented for action and a vote by trustees. The third item, submitted for information only and not for action until the next board meeting on Feb. 16, is for the selection of “public information and ballot measure preparation consultant services.” According to the board
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for years, the river park had been told that there would be a cantilever on the west side of the bridge and the 2005 Environmental Impact Report included it in the favored eastern re-alignment of the road. However, the cantilever is not included in
FLOWER continued from page 1 ping experience” on its website. In December, the final legal hurdle to the project was eliminated, when San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager rejected a lawsuit filed by a citizens group, said attorney Robin Madaffer, who represents Protea Properties, the owner of the shopping center. The lawsuit, filed by Citizens Against Flower Hill’s Excessive Expansion, had challenged the project on environmental grounds. Robert Vicino, a spokesman for the group, could not be reached for comment on whether the group plans to appeal Prager’s decision. Also, the California Coastal Commission voted in September that it did not have jurisdiction over the project, clearing a challenge that had been raised by the commission’s staff in San Diego, said Madaf-
fer. Construction began in July, following a unanimous approval of the project in April by the San Diego City Council. Property manager Rose Jabin said Protea plans to turn one of the new buildings over to Whole Foods in June, and the grocery company will need four to five months to make interior improvements before the store opens to the public. If the store does not open by Nov. 15, she said, the opening will be delayed until after the first of the year, as the company has a “blackout period” over the busy holiday season when it does not open new stores. The project also includes 28,000 square feet of new office space, and 8,900 square feet of new retail space, said Jabin. “We’re working with those prospective tenants now,” she said. One new tenant, Between the Sheets, has
opened in the space formerly occupied by Papachino’s restaurant, Jabin said. The project will also include a facelift for the existing buildings in the center. Current tenants are supportive of the project, she said. “We’re re-signing leases, people are extending their leases.” The new parking structure will contain about 400 parking spaces. “That will provide ample parking for the new uses and other people coming to the center,” Jabin said. The main entrance to the shopping center on Via De La Valle will be expanded to add an additional lane, making it easier for visitors to get into and out of the center, and new landscaping will also be installed as part of the renovation project. So far, the project has not encountered weather delays or other hindrances, Jabin said. “We’re pretty much on schedule.”
report, “staff issued a request for proposals for campaign (information) consulting services on December 13, 2011 in anticipation of placing a Proposition 39 General Obligation bond measure on a future ballot for future financing of related facilities.” Staff received five responses and narrowed down the search to Oakland-based Tramutola LLC. According to Tramutola’s Web site, “We have trained a generation of people how to conduct these elections and how to win. We won the first parcel tax measures and the largest bond measures. We’ve guided large and small districts. Over the years we pioneered mail ballot elections, sophisticated polling techniques and developed ballot language that has become standard for the industry.” SDUHSD selected Tramutola “as the proposed campaign consultant,” states the board report. The work as proposed would be conducted in three phases. Phase 1, costing the district $44,500, explores providing “preliminary recommendations regarding the feasibility of placing a local school bond measure on the
ballot in 2012.” Phase 2, called Public Information and Ballot Measure Preparation, would cost the district $6,000 per month “if the district opts to place the measure on the November 6, 2012 ballot or $10,000 per month if June 5, 2012 is chosen.” Phase 3 is Post Election Communications, which would cost the district $12,000 to assist the district in providing “post-election updates on bond-related school projects.” Tramutola services would be paid for “by future campaign donations.” General fund dollars, the district said, will not be used. The board report states that “California law prohibits the use of district funds, services, supplies or equipment for the purpose of urging the passage or defeat of any school measure of the district, including school bond measures.” But SDUHSD trustee John Salazar questioned whether the Tramutola contract, if approved, would inappropriately serve to influence the public to support the expenditure of taxpayer money. Eric Dill, associate su-
perintendent of business services for SDUHSD, said a committee would be formed to handle the aspects of running the campaign, should the board adopt a resolution to place a GO bond on the ballot. “It would be led and staffed by volunteers, and all funds used in support of the measure would come from private donations,” Dill said in an email. “No public funds or resources would be used to urge passage of the bond or for any other political activity.” The purpose of the GO bond would be to fund what the district says are muchneeded facilities renovations and improvements at SDUHSD’s schools. A plan developed by a Long Range Facilities Task Force recommended upgrades totaling about $400 million, to improve technology and modernize aging campuses. A GO bond would need 55 percent of voter approval. The Feb. 2 SDUHSD board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at district headquarters at 710 Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas.
the current design, only a bike lane and a sidewalk. A new draft EIR on the bridge is expected to be completed in the summer and the time is now to get the design fixed, according to Shawna Anderson, river park JPA environmental planner. “We believe it represents a barrier to connecting to the Coast to Crest Trail,”
Anderson said of the 55-mile trail in the works that would link Del Mar to Vulcan Mountain, north of Julian. “There’s no cantilever or space on the bridge to cross the river…a striped lane on the road is not a safe connection for our trail users.” Anderson said they are fully supportive of the bike lane but they are pushing for a separated path for users
who aren’t comfortable riding or walking with traffic on the high-speed, busy street, more than just the sidewalk. “We’re flexible in the design as long as there’s a separate multi-use path with some kind of barrier,” Anderson said.
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TPHS student winner of SDCC Year of the Dragon Scholarship
The San Diego Chinese Center (SDCC), a 501(c)3 organization that provides cultural programs and charitable services to the San Diego community, has announced Mimi Yao, a senior at Torrey Pines High School, as the winner Mimi Yao of the first annual Year of the Dragon Scholarship, a $500 award designed to assist in post high school studies. Mimi was awarded the scholarship on Jan. 28 at the 30th annual Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair. Mimi’s essay was selected from 48 entries representing seniors
throughout San Diego County on the basis of her academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, and her essay in response to the following question: “How has your cultural background helped shape you into the person you are today and helped shape your future goals?” In her essay, Mimi shared her experiences upon arriving in the U.S. from Beijing, China at four years of age, her interest in biology and her aspirations to become a physician, and her passions of volunteering at Palomar Medical Center and teaching music to children at Hua Xia Chinese School. She concluded that her “Chinese-American culture serves as a link. . .to understand embrace both cultures. I love using both sides of my brain, and I love both cultural sides of me.” Congratulations to Mimi Yao!
The Life and Music of Samuel Barber at the Carmel Valley Library on Feb. 8 February’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will explore the life and music of Samuel Barber, one of America’s greatest composers of art songs, with narration by Joanne Regenhardt, songs by soprano Janelle DeStefano, and piano accompaniment and solos by James Frimmer. Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. His Adagio for Strings for orchestra is his most popular composition and is widely considered a masterpiece of modern classical music. He was awarded Pulitzer Prizes for music for his opera Vanessa and Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. The program will last 50 minutes. The library is located at 3919 Towns-
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CV residents elected to Ronald McDonald House Charities of SD Board of Trustees Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego’s board of trustees has elected Carmel Valley residents Wendy Newman and Christina de Vaca as vice chair and secretary of its board of trustees, respectively. Additional appointments include Doug Dawson as board chair and Daniel Grimmer as treasurer. Newman was reelected as vice chair of the board of trustees for Ronald McDon-
BRIEFS 495-7800. More openings on Carmel Valley planning board At the Jan. 26 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting it was announced that there are two more vacant seats on the board after the departures of planning board members Dave McIntyre and David Bartick. Neighborhood 7 representative McIntyre resigned after he moved out of the area. Resident Steven Ross attended the meeting last week as he is interested in taking McIntyre’s place — candidates are required to attend two meetings before being able to join the board. Bartick, who represents neighborhood 4/4a, will leave in March as the attorney has recently been appointed to a federal judgeship. He thanked the community for its support and the board for the great experience. For more information on neighborhoods and planning board elections, visit cvsd.com/planning.
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Tenacity, perseverance pay off for former foster child with bestselling novel about Hemingway’s ‘Paris wife’ Editor’s note: Author Paula McClain was the featured speaker at the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society’s Jan. 25 luncheon at The Grand Del Mar. The luncheon series is sponsored by Northern Trust, the RSF Community Center and this newspaper. BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN For Hadley Richardson, meeting the young, ambitious wannabe writer Ernest Hemingway while on a brief trip to Chicago and marrying him after a courtship of less than a year was a life-changer that transported her out of a lackluster Victorian existence as a 28-year-old “spinster” in St. Louis, Missouri, to a very different life in the Bohemian Paris of the 1920s. For struggling contemporary poet, novelist and former teacher Paula McClain, writing an historical novel, a completely new genre for her, based on Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway, and their love affair and marriage during the height of the Jazz Age, has also been a life-changer, or as she calls it, “a game-changer.” McClain was the featured speaker at the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society luncheon on Jan. 25 at The Grand Del Mar. Her 2011 novel, “The Paris Wife,” is her fifth book and her
first commercially successful book — but what a success! McClain had authored two previous books of poetry (Stumble and Gorgeous), for which she received copies of her own books as payment; a memoir of her life growing up as foster child (“Like Family”) that attracted a scant readership; and a promising 2008 debut novel, (“A Ticket to Ride”) that sold only 7,000 copies. By comparison, “The Paris Wife,” now in its 26th printing, made The New York Times’ bestseller list for almost seven months, is being translated into 33 languages, has been optioned for a movie, and has sold close to 700,000 copies. McClain’s novel is a portrayal of love, torn loyalty and betrayal, made even more touching because Hemingway once wrote he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley. We interviewed the author in the library of The Grand Del Mar before she addressed the filled-tocapacity luncheon gathering. McClain was born in Fresno, Calif., in 1965. After being abandoned by her parents when she was 4, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System, moving in and out of foster homes in Fresno County for
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the next 14 years. Fortunately, she and her sisters were not separated, as many foster children often are, she said. “I often think it was a pretty good education for me as a writer, being so uprooted all the time and never really knowing where we were going to go and how long we would be in any placement,” she
ventured. “It made me the kind of kid who when I went to a new school, I would go to the library, make friends with the librarian and ask her what I should read. I would eat my lunch in the library. I think I was afraid to make friends. I just became a voracious reader that liked to fall into other people’s lives, other worlds and happy endings. “And I think I’m the same kind of writer. I read for escape and to be swept away. And I think I write for the same reasons.” McClain studied at Fresno City College when the tuition was $50 a semester for three years before transferring to Central Michigan University and working at a nursing home to pay for her tuition and earn an undergraduate degree and a master’s in English and history, followed by an M.F.A. in creative writing and poetry from the University of Michigan. Afterwards, while struggling to make it as a writer, she taught poetry, literature and creative writing for 17 years in New England and Ohio at various colleges and at a private high school. Asked why she chose to write a novel rather than a biography about Hadley Richardson, she said, “It would never occur to me to
write a biography. I’m not a scholar in that way and I’m not interested in writing nonfiction, except for narrative nonfiction memoirs. “What happened was, I was completely lost and looking for inspiration for a second novel because things had not gone well for me as a writer, when I read Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” — about his time in Paris; and in it he writes about his first marriage with incredible tenderness and poignancy, and the story really captivated me. “So I started on this journey to learn more about this woman, Hadley Richardson, and more about their marriage. The more I learned about her, the more I liked her and the more I understood that this was a big idea.” “I think the reason readers really like historical fiction is it gives them an open door into getting a history lesson,” McClain said, “and while maybe they wouldn’t read a biography about Paris in the 1920s, they might read a novel about it, while getting the ‘real deal’ too. “I use the facts on record to represent that world as accurately as I can, given the fact that I’m SEE NOVEL, PAGE 14
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The Carmel Valley Library Corner BY JULIE WONG Every Tuesday @ 4 p.m. AFTERNOON STORY TIME Mr. Ted will entertain with stories, songs, and music. YOGA CLASS FOR SENIORS Every Wednesday @ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. This is a program for seniors only that is held in the Community Room of the Carmel Valley Branch Library. Instructors are from Silver Age Yoga. Every class utilizes chairs but please bring your own exercise mat if desired. No reservations required. Every Thursday @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF TOMORROW (SET) This is a program for 4th - 8th graders with fun science/ math games and building projects. No registration required. For questions, contact Michelle @ (858) 248-2167 or by e-mail ccasetclub@gmail. com Every Friday @ 10 a.m. INFANT /TODDLER STORY TIME (Infants – Toddlers) Every Friday @ 11 a.m. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME (3 – 5 years old) Story time lasts for about 30 minutes and it includes stories, songs, music, fingerplays and a coloring page. Every Saturday @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. TUTORING FOR K-6TH GRADERS — High school students will provide Homework Help to K-6th graders in the Young Adult Area. No registration required. AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM FREE TAX PREPARATION AND FILING SERVICE FOR SENIORS 60 YEARS AND OLDER, LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS Every Friday starting Feb. 3 – April 13, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment only. AARP volunteers will provide free tax filing services for seniors and low income tax payers under $60,000 income per year. AARP Tax Aide Program will help residents in the area file their taxes or have their tax related questions answered free of charge. The program will be every Friday starting February 3 – April 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments are required by calling Jennie at (858) 5092587. Please bring in your picture identification (I.D.) copy of your 2010 Tax Return and 2011 Tax Documents at the appointed time. Feb. 3, 17 @ 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. LEGO BUILDER CLUB
This is a program for ages 6-12 and will be held in Community Room of the Carmel Valley Branch Library. No registration required and limit of 40 participants. Legos contain small objects and parent’s supervision is recommended. Feb. 4 @ 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. PARENTING SEMINAR: HOW TO AVOID EVERYDAY POWER STRUGGLES” This is a parenting seminar that will help you redirect children’s behavior (from Toddlers to Teens) to show you “How to Avoid Everyday Power Struggles.” The seminar is presented by Hilde Gross, Family Coach, Prof. Speaker in the Community Room of the Carmel Valley Branch Library. Sign up now! Space is Limited! Call Hilde Gross: (619) 379-7646 or email: Hilde@ HildeRCB.com; Web site: www.secretstosuccessfulparenting.com Feb. 8, 22 @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CRAFT TIME FOR PREK6TH GRADERS This program is limited to 40 participants. No registration required. Feb. 10, 24 @ 3:30 – 5 p.m. ARTS & CRAFTS FOR 3RD-8TH GRADERS Art lessons and the program by Torrey Pines Art Student is designed for 3rd – 8th graders but anyone is welcome to walk-in anytime. Feb. 15 @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. FAMILY FUN TIME: CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY Children will enjoy stories, make a craft and have a treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This program is for PreK6th graders. No reservations required. Feb. 22 @ 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. TEEN BOOK CLUB New members welcome and should register at the discussion. For children in grades, 6, 7 and 8. The group will discuss “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” by Mark Haddon. The Carmel Valley Library is a branch of the San Diego Public Library. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive, directly behind the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Our phone number is (858) 552-1668 and our Web Catalog address is http://sandiego.gov/public-library/
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Rugby ‘Scrum’ The San Diego Mustangs Rugby Club U14 Boys had two entrants in the Rugby 7’s Tournament held Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. The soggy weather did not deter the Mustangs, who are based in Carmel Valley, but draw players from throughout the County. Both teams made it out of pool play. The Juniors were defeated in the quarterfinals, while the Seniors led 17-7 late in the semi-final match before losing to San Clemente. Here in a classic Rugby “scrum” (Mustangs in dark jerseys on right), Props Cole Winship and Brandon Cole, flank Hooker Jacob Schneider (middle of scrum). Scrum Half Jack Lewis stands ready to get the ball when it pops out, while behind him Fly-Half Mark Pretorious and Center Chris Vilchis get ready for a pass. Rebecca Cosford.
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On March 3, the Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will proudly host its 16th annual fundraising gala and provide sponsors and attendees with an evening of fabulous cuisine, amazing silent and live auctions, the comedy of Dennis Miller, and dancing until midnight — all in support of Rady Children’s Hospital, Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders! The gala committee draws its inspiration and title sponsorship from 9-year-old Henry Reif and his parents, Tracy and Leo Spiegel, founders of Henry’s Fund. Their journey in support of the Peckham Center began with a relatively simple surgery: 8-year-old Henry Reif was having a tonsillectomy. Surgery went well. ‘ Upon being discharged, the doctor gave a standard warning for tonsillectomy patients: although bleeding was rare, occurring in less than 1 percent of all cases, if it happened to Henry it must be checked immediately. Six days later, Henry calmly walked down the hallway of his home and said to his mother, Tracy Reif-Spiegel, “Mom, I need to show you something.” Walking into his bathroom, Tracy saw large amounts of blood while Henry continued to cough up even more. Between coughs, Henry calmly stated, “You need to take me to the hospital.” Henry was then rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital. Three weeks later, a battery of tests revealed that Henry had
a very rare condition, one that would forever alter the way he lived. Henry had Hemophilia type B. Hemophilia B, also known as Factor IX deficiency, is a hereditary bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting Factor IX. Without enough Factor IX, the blood cannot clot properly to control bleeding. Henry is one of only 3,300 people in the U.S. diagnosed with Hemophilia B, which translates to about one in 30,000 live male births. There is little reward for research and drug development and progress in treating the disease has been slow, according to research professionals at UCSD. Henry and his family have to be cautious and prepared at all times because injuries to the head can be life threatening and injuries to his joints can be permanently debilitating unless Factor IX is administered immediately. Each dose costs $5,000, a prohibitive amount for anyone without good medical insurance. Even with good insurance the co-pay per dose is $450 and when given by infusion provides protection for only 24 hours. Henry’s family keeps three doses of Factor IX available at all times. The medication has a limited refrigerated shelf life of just 18
months. Living with Hemophilia B also means that Henry misses out on some of the activities he enjoys most: playing football, basketball, soccer and lacrosse. When playing baseball, he’s limited to the mildly safe position of an outfielder. “My disease gets in the way since I can’t skateboard or play most sports, but I deal with it,” said Henry. “I’m not scared but my mom is!” Despite his setbacks, Henry and Tracy see Hemophilia not just as a disease but also a journey that has brought their family, friends and community closer together. “There is a fine line between keeping him normal and keeping him aware. This is part of his life, but I don’t want to make it his whole life. Mostly it has taught our entire family not to take anything in life for granted.” Tickets are now on sale. Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and event tickets are tax deduction eligible. Reserve yours now at www.rcha-rsf.org or by calling 858-414-6296.
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Local residents help organize ‘Passing the Torch of Success’ event BY JOE TASH A group of successful, prominent Iranian-Americans took to the stage of UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium Jan. 29 in an event designed to motivate youth and showcase the accomplishments of the Iranian-American immigrant community. “Every good thing you do makes all of us look good, there’s nothing too small,” said Firoozah Dumas, a humorist and author of “Funny in Farsi,” urging the young people in the audience to be involved in community service. “You have to invest in excellence. You have to work hard,” said Vali Nasr, a professor of international politics at Tufts University, author and former senior advisor to the Obama Administration on issues related to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The event, called “Passing the Torch of Success,” was organized by the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans,” or PAAIA, and has been held in cities around the country in recent years. Sunday’s sold-out event, which drew an audience of about 800 people, marked its debut in San Diego. Local resident Jamile Palizban, an event organizer, said one goal of the forum was “to empower our young Iranian kids and to teach them a little about our community.” Maryam Famourzadeh, another local resident, and co-chair of PAAIA’s San Diego chapter, said she has two teen-age daughters. “I want to make sure they grow up proud Iranian-Americans.” Another goal of the event — and of PAAIA — is to show the general public in the United States what the Iranian-
American community is about, said Palizban. “We are not all terrorists. It breaks our heart, the actions of the Iranian government. We don’t like it, we don’t support it. That’s why we came here,” she said. More than 90 percent of the Iranians in the United States came after the Iran’s Islamic revolution of 1979, and their children have been born and raised here, she said. (L-R) hosts Maz Jobrani and Shally Zomorodi interview Vali Local resident Nasr, professor of international politics and diplomacy at the Ali Mojdehi, a Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (the member of PAAIA’s photo on the big screen is of Nasr). Photo/Joe Tash national board of hosts and interviewers for event. The directors, said the featured guests included a business exevent was designed to do three things: ecutive, authors, musicians, a philan“educate, inspire and empower.” thropist, and a local physician, ShahThat sentiment was echoed by Aref ram Daneshmand, who started a proTehranian of La Jolla, president of the gram called “Miracle Babies” to assist Iranian Student Association at UCSD. families with infants in the neonatal inThe speakers, said Tehranian, tensive care unit. would share “the inspirational and moSan Diego State University student tivational ideas that brought them here, Ehsan Lari said he wanted to attend beand pass them on to the younger genercause he had read about previous Passation.” ing the Torch events, and friends had Actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, a attended a similar event at UC Berkeley. founding member of the “Axis of Evil However, because Sunday’s event was a Comedy Tour,” and Fox 5 Morning sellout, he was not sure if he would be News anchor Shally Zomorodi served as
able to get a ticket. “I want to get inspired by their experiences,” he said of the speakers. “I just want to get the feel of what this is all about.” Among the challenges facing Iranian-Americans is the tension between the United States and Iran, the speakers acknowledged Sunday. With the United States imposing economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, and some political leaders even talking about possible military action to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, IranianAmericans feel the pressure in their daily lives. “It’s a very trying time for the Iranian community,” said Nasr, the Tufts professor and author of the New York Times bestseller “Forces of Fortune.” But in spite of those hurdles, he said, Iranian-Americans have much to offer their adopted country, from serving as cultural ambassadors, to careers in government service. “Ultimately if we’re going to be responsible citizens of America, we have to give back and participate in political life,” he said.
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Election 2012: Who is Lori Saldaña? This newspaper group recently met with congressional candidate Lori Saldaña to discuss her bid to represent San Diego in the newly redrawn 52nd District. Interviews with the remaining candidates in the race — Republicans John Stahl and Wayne Iverson — will be published online in coming weeks (www.delmartimes.net). Interviews with Democrat Scott Peters and Republican Brian Bilbray ran in the Jan. 19 issue of this newspaper. BY PAT SHERMAN Native San Diegan Lori Saldaña was a member of the California state Assembly from 2004 to 2010, representing the 76th District. Saldaña, a Democrat whose father served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a reporter for the San Diego Evening Tribune, was raised in Clairemont, where she currently resides. She earned a bachelor of arts degree and a master’s degree in education from San Diego State University. After college, Saldaña went on to teach business information technology for the San Diego Community College District, where she also managed Department of Labor grants used for student technical training. Saldaña has distinguished herself as a champion of environmental causes. From 19921994, she chaired the San Di-
Lori Saldaña ego Wetlands Advisory board, and in 1999, President Clinton appointed her to the Border Environment Cooperation Commission’s advisory council. In 2007, Saldaña was named Legislator of the Year by Californians Against Waste for her legislation regarding Ewaste. She also co-authored the state’s Million Dollar Solar Initiative and the Global Warming Solutions Act. She was appointed assembly speaker pro tem and served as chair of the bipartisan California Women’s Legislative Caucus. Saldaña has been endorsed by seven Democratic Clubs, including those in La Jolla, Pacific Beach and Rancho Santa Fe. She also has received endorsements from the American Federation of Teach-
ers, Congress members Karen Bass and Judy Chu, former San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye, current City Council members Marti Emerald and Tony Young, San Diego School Board President Richard Barrera, State Controller John Chiang and State Senator Mark Leno. This newspaper group recently met with Saldaña to discuss her candidacy and plans for the 52nd District. What do you believe to be your crowning achievements as a member of the state legislature. Saldaña: Energy efficiency and climate change. They’re hand in hand. Being in the legislature in California, you’re in charge of the eighth largest economy in the world. Our Climate Change Act of 2006 changed the way the world looks at air quality. I was co-author of that bill (AB 32) in my first term as a legislator. In my second term, I introduced a bill (AB 1103) which will be implemented this year that basically puts a value on energy efficiency. It looks at every commercial building in the state of California, every nongovernment, nonresidential building, and creates an energy benchmarking level. It’s like when you go to buy a car and you look at miles-per-gallon and then you can choose. Do I want the
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high-efficiency building that’s going to cost me more … or do I get a cheaper, dirtier building, but then I can invest in it and bring it up (to energy efficiency standards)? The retrofitting is not mandatory. The bill doesn’t require it, but a smart person with an older building that’s not energy efficient will go and hire an architect, will hire a company — and there are many of them in San Diego that specialize in retrofitting older buildings to be more energy efficient. It’s creating jobs, it’s creating opportunities, and it’s encouraging people to be energy efficient. (The bill) was signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger and had the support of the building industry and others. How do you plan to differentiate yourself as a candidate in the 52nd District, where the vote is split almost evenly between Democrats, Republicans and undeclared voters? Saldaña: The 76th Assembly District had a breakdown very similar to the current (52nd congressional) district. It’s about 40 percent Democrat, 35 percent Republican, 25 percent Decline to State. The fastest-growing voter group in the state is Decline to State. I represented them with increasing voter margins for the three times I was elected. In this district, the coastal Decline to State people are highly educated … They are
often entrepreneurs or they work in research, education, the university. … They relate very well to my background as an educator, as someone who has worked on environmental issues, as a presidential appointee, as an environmental policy researcher at UCSD. I think that’s why I did so well, against all odds, in my first go-round. The residents of this community have voted for me seven times in the last seven years. Over 113,000 people voted for me in my final term. That’s nearly as many people as live in one city council district. I had the most support, because I believe very simply, I kept my word. I could be trusted. You’re often labeled as a progressive or member of the left. How do you see yourself politically? Saldaña: Considering that this last year in Congress they have seen more bills renaming post offices than anything of substance, we need some progress in Washington. So, I’m very happy to call myself a progressive, because we need to progress to move our country forward. When I chaired Housing and Community Development, we passed bonds that created thousands of jobs to invest in our communities. That’s progress when you invest in infrastructure, when you maintain infrastructure. I was an academic, a researcher, and a university and
college teacher before I was elected. Often the people that try to pigeonhole me as an environmentalist, they’re trying to limit my skills and my experience that I bring to this. A healthy environment means healthy people. If people are drinking contaminated water or swimming in contaminated water and getting sick, that’s a healthcare burden that we all share. If kids or adults are sick with asthma from dirty air, that’s a healthcare burden we all shoulder. Environmental protection, to me, goes hand-in-hand with healthy human beings. In the end, if you ask someone, ‘Do we have too many environmental regulations?’ people will often say, ‘Absolutely. Too many environmental regulations are getting in the way of business and other things.’ I always say, ‘Do you want clean water and a healthy environment?’ (They say), ‘Absolutely.’ So the disconnect is we have regulations in place to ensure a healthy environment … but people tend to forget that the framework for accomplishing those things are regulations. What do you feel are your opponents’ main deficiencies? Saldaña: Look at Brian Bilbray. He has been in Washington for 14 years and he’s never even chaired a committee. (Congressman) Kevin McCarthy went to Washington SEE ELECTION, PAGE 13
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ELECTION continued from page 12 in 2006. He is now the third in line behind (House Speaker John) Boehner and (Majority Leader Eric) Cantor. I think if you want leadership in this delegation, I’m the choice. I’ve gone into leadership as a presidential appointee and I went from never having served in elected office to being the speaker pro tem for the assembly of California.
I know what it takes to earn the trust of people, and that’s how you become a leader. There is only one legislative level that’s anywhere near federal, and that’s the state of California: tens of millions of people and a $100 billion-plus state budget. If you want to understand the big picture, which you need at the congressional level, I can’t think of a better training ground then serving in the state legislature in California. Is there a
lot of dysfunction there? Certainly, but that’s helped me prepare for the dysfunction that’s inevitable to encounter in Washington. Brian Bilbray has come out strong against illegal immigration and does not support amnesty programs. What is your approach to dealing with the issue? Saldaña: When the Minutemen were coming out and the governor praised them, I pushed back and I said we need trained, professional law
enforcement along the U.S.Mexico border, for the safety of the men and women who are border patrol agents, for the safety of the men and women who are legally going back and forth across the border … and I’ve never wavered on that. For Brian Bilbray and anyone to just simply say, ‘Build a fence, shut it down,’ well, let’s look at what happens when you build that
fence. They waived every law on the books in order to build that fence. People forget that. They say, ‘Oh, it was just environmental laws.’ No, that federal bill waived every law on labor, workforce safety, on everything, to build a border fence that will cost the taxpayers billions of dollars, just to maintain it — and it doesn’t work. Ask China. Walls don’t work. People go around them. People go under them. People
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go over them, as we have seen. We need to be smart on immigration, not just tough. Our regional economy is on the line. Billions of dollars come in from Mexico. Their economy is not great, but it’s not terrible either. If you go to any department store in San Diego, listen to how many people are speaking Spanish and spending their money in those stores. And I’m not talk-
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Shapes Are Chic At Gila Rut Aveda Salon New spring cuts, color and cosmetics Spring hair fashion is shaping up beautifully at the new Gila Rut Aveda Salon in Torrey Hills Center. On the runways and the red carpet, both couture and coiffure take on a ‘confident luxury’ this season – all created with chic, versatile shapes to suit individual style. The Gila Rut salon experts, recently in New York doing hair and make-up for Spring 2012 Fashion Week, make it all happen through the creative blending of cut, color and make-up. Gila Rut salon guests love the fashion update consultation first – and then getting their
own custom look based on lifestyle and fashion personality. Moving into Spring, women will shape up their chic with a variety of hair lengths and layers that bring out their best features. Watch for shapes within the shape to accent eyes, lips and cheekbones…like bangs that bring out beautiful eyes or soft, feathered wisps that frame the face and add a fashion edge. Hair textures range from sleek and smooth to soft waves and curls. Hair is always shiny, healthy and luxurious to the touch. Color shapes the cut and adds to the thicker feeling of the hair. The look of Spring hair color
varies from soft, fine Balayage highlights that blend and balance the cut to an ‘Ombre’ effect that shows a soft shadow play of deeper-to-lighter color dimensions. The season’s fresh smokey make-up hues balance against bright fabrics seen in slice-of-lime green, the new teals, lipstick reds, ‘wow’ yellows and orange crush. For ongoing updates, follow us on Facebook – Gila Rut Salon. To book a consultation or an appointment at Gila Rut Aveda Salon – Torrey Hills Center, call: 858-481-8444. The salon is located at 4645 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92130. www.gilarut.com
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Dental Technology The road to a healthier you By Dr. Curtis Chan
The world of dentistry has never been more exciting with the infusion of advanced dental technology. Going to the dentist keeps on getting better especially at Dr.Curtis Chan’s future and state-of-the-art dental office at Pointe Del Mar. It seems like only a few years ago when you had to agonize at getting your yearly x-rays and had to wait quite a while for the dental films to get developed. I remember how the films never seemed to fit my mouth and sometimes pushed into my gums. Also I remember how long it would take for procedures to take, taking multiple
visits to get a tooth fixed. Times have changed and not only are things more comfortable, easier, but also quicker in dentistry from the use of the advances in dental technology. Are you and your dental health getting involved with the advances in dental technology? Today, dentistry has integrated many of the advances in the computer and digital world and have opened up many avenues to help solve and create better solutions to oral health problems. Digital x-rays have reduced the amount of radiation exposure to patients by as much as
80 percent, yet improved the diagnostic ability to fight dental disease. Replacing missing teeth utilizing digital CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) , and designing teeth with CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing), have dramatically improved the accuracy in creating natural looking smiles. Dr. Curtis Chan has been serving the Del Mar/ Camel Valley / San Diego area for the last 25 years and is currently building a new state of the art dental office facility at Pointe Del Mar (planned to open in Summer 2012).
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ELECTION ing about the 99-cent stores. Do you believe in an amnesty program for illegal immigrants? SaldaĂąa: Ronald Regan signed an amnesty bill in 1986. I think Ronald Regan had it right. If people can prove that the only law theyâ€™ve broken is a civil law, which is the immigration law, but they are not violent offenders, they havenâ€™t violated any criminal laws, then they should have a path to citizenship. It should be tough. They should learn English. I used to teach English as a second language, so I understand the motivation to get people up to speed on their English skills. Many of my students would learn English and then come into my computer class to get computer skills to start their
Carmel Valley News own businesses. Immigrants are an economic engine unto themselves. Just drive around San Diego and look at the communities that have huge investments, as a result of our southwest Asian immigrants. Any more thoughts on why you feel you are the best candidate for this job? Lori SaldaĂąa: I think as an educator I know what it takes to learn, and I stress lifelong learning to my students and I stress it with myself. Surround yourself with smart people. Listen to what they have to say. Look for the ones that have the experience that you donâ€™t have, ask them a lot of questions, and then apply that to your job. Thatâ€™s what I want to do back in Washington. I had dozens of bills signed by a Republican governor and Iâ€™m very confident I can go back and work with anyone in Washington as well as I learned to work with them
in Sacramento. â€Ś One reason I ran for office is I was very concerned looking at the cutbacks in services for healthcare, and the cutbacks in education, I was teaching at the time in community college, â€Ś managing federal grants for information technology programs and those grants started disappearing back in 2001-2001. Basically, as our defense spending in the United State increased, I saw firsthand our education funds being slashed. â€Ś All of these funds just disappeared. As our war efforts overseas built up, our domestic spending in education and other programs declined. I grew up in a Marine Corps family. My father was a career Marine. I have tremendous respect and admiration for the men and women who are volunteering to serve â€Ś but my big concernâ€”I served for six years on the Veterans
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Affairs (committee)â€”is what we do to help men and women re-enter our communities after their service and active duty military is over. I held hearings as chair of the Womenâ€™s Caucus about women in the military. We did a lot of work on providing service. It turns out thereâ€™s only one residential facility for women military members in the country, up in Palo Alto, for them to go and have residential services for PTSD, for traumatic brain injury. And we have more women serving in the military now than at any time in the nationâ€™s historyâ€”and serving under combat situa-
tions, not because weâ€™ve changed the regulations allowing that, but because the nature of warfare has changed. â€Ś My caucus in Sacramento arranged for a hearing concurrent with the congressional caucus hearing. What they heard in Washington about what was happening with women in the military was so disturbing to the Department of Defense they refused to let the people come to California to testify in front of our hearing, because we learned that women in the military were lacking the resources to get on with their lives after their service. And
Clain said, she felt it was essential that she capture Hadleyâ€™s voice â€” a voice she discovered in Hadleyâ€™s love letters to Hemingway. â€œI could hear her voice and I could also mimic it.â€? In Hadleyâ€™s letters, McClain said, â€œHer speech rhythms, her intelligence, charm and sense of humor all come through with clarity and effervescence. I simply fell in love with her, with them both.â€? Hadley and Hemingway were married in Sept. 1921, and lived briefly in Chicago, living frugally on Hadleyâ€™s small inheritance, while Hemingway collected rejected slips. After Hemingway was hired as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star, and Hadley came into a second inheritance, the couple set sail for Paris where they would they became the golden couple in a group of American and British expatriates that came to be known as the â€œLost Generationâ€? and included F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. While their life in Paris, combined with travels to Spain and Austria, provided Hemingway with a rich source of material for his novels, it eventually took a toll on the coupleâ€™s marriage. When Hadley became pregnant, they moved brief-
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also inventing things. I didnâ€™t make up any characters, but of course I wasnâ€™t there in those rooms so I didnâ€™t know what those people said to one another. Thatâ€™s invented.â€? She began her research by reading biographies on both Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway, Hemingwayâ€™s work from that time, and a treasure trove of their â€œlove lettersâ€? that she discovered in The Ernest Hemingway Collection bequeathed to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Gratefully, she said, Hemingway was a â€œpack ratâ€? who never threw anything away. She was particularly impressed by the coupleâ€™s exchange of letters during their courtship in 1921 â€” between Hadley, living in St. Louis, and the irrepressible Hemingway, 21, who had been wounded while serving with the Red Cross in Italy during World War I and who was chomping at the bit to return to Europe to further his career as a writer, but found himself stuck in Chicago writing advertising copy for Firestone Tires. In preparing to write her novel about Hadley, Mc-
just a number of other challenges that werenâ€™t be addressed. â€Ś (As a result) The Department of Defense decided they need to reevaluate what they were doing for women veterans and women active duty military members before they would come and testify in California. We are a nation transitioning from a warfare decade to a veteransâ€™ decade and I want to make sure that we have resources in place. â€Ś We need to make sure that they have the rehabilitation, the supportive services and the jobs to get on with their lives.
ly to Toronto where their son, Bumby, was born in 1923; and then returned to Paris, where, in 1926, Hadley discovered that Hemingway was having an affair with her friend, Pauline Pfeiffer. Hadley divorced Hemingway in 1927. Even with the failure of their marriage, McClain is convinced that Hadley was better off for having known and loved Ernest. She bloomed as a person and discovered a strength and resilience that she didnâ€™t know she possessed. Motherhood also matured her into a woman with a core and purpose, McClain posits. Hadley Richardson would become known as Hemingwayâ€™s â€œParis wifeâ€? â€” the way Pauline Pfeiffer became known as his â€œKey West wife,â€? Martha Gelhorn as his â€œSpanish Civil War wife,â€? and Mary Welsh, his â€œfourth and finalâ€? wife. In 1933, in London, Hadley married Chicago Daily News Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Mowrer, whom she met in Paris after divorcing Hemingway. The couple moved to a suburb of Chicago. She died on Jan. 22, 1979, in Lakeland, Florida. McClain is currently working on her second historical novel about Madame Curie, the discoverer of radium.
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Museum of Contemporary Art hosts exhibit by â€˜Prince of Printsâ€™ See nearly 40 years of work by San Diegoâ€™s John Baldessari BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT San Diegoâ€™s John Baldessari has been called â€œarguably Americaâ€™s most influential conceptual artist,â€? and at age 80 is still in demand all over the world. In the past year or so, heâ€™s had shows in Sydney, Milan, London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles, where he lives. Starting Feb. 5, his work will be featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla in â€œA Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.â€? On display will be more than 100 pieces selected from the array of lithographs, etchings, photogravures, aquatints and silkscreens Baldessari created between 1973 and 2010. The exhibit, originally shown in San Francisco in 2009 and now traveling around the country, is the largest offering of Baldessariâ€™s graphic work ever assembled. It is part of the massive holdings of Jordan Schnitzer, an Oregon businessman/philanthropist whose collections comprise more than 5,000 prints by Baldessari, Frank Stella, Jim Dine, James Rosenquist and other major contemporary artists. His donations to the University of Oregonâ€™s Art Museum have been so significant that the museum was renamed for him in 2005. Baldessari is no stranger to MCASD. In fact, his first exhibition, in 1960, was at the â€œArt Center in La Jolla,â€? now known as MCASD-LJ. His last solo show there was in 1997, but a number of his works remain in the museumâ€™s permanent collection. Though he started out as a painter, best known for his provocative â€œword pieces,â€? he burned all his paintings in 1970. As part of his â€œCremation Proj-
February 2, 2012
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â€˜Money (with Space Between)â€™, 1991 Lithograph/ screen-print on Arches 88. Edition of 45 ÂŠ Baldessari
If you go What: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation When: Feb. 5-May 13 Membersâ€™ Opening: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday; to 7 p.m. third Thursdays; closed Wednesdays Admission: $5-$10, free 5-7 p.m. third Thursdays, and to members Contact: (858) 454-3541 Web: mcasd.org ect,â€? the ashes were placed in an urn, with each paintingâ€™s birth and death date listed on a commemorative plaque. Since then, his projects have included artistâ€™s books, videos, films, billboards, public works, and of course, prints, often embellished with colorful cutouts and altered photographs. His signature style in all media is witty and experimental, and he continues to expand the field of printmaking in his own unique ways. â€œThough John is primarily identified as a conceptual artist, he was one of the first to take photography as a serious medium in the 1970s, and his use of photography and text combine naturally in printmaking,â€? said MCASD Director Hugh Davies. â€œAnd printmak-
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ing, like photography, is a very democratic medium, which he likes, because he can make multiple examples, so more than one person can own a piece.â€? Also on display will be a sampling of Baldessariâ€™s works from the museumâ€™s collection, including two of his early word paintings. But the main attraction is the Print Retrospective, which Davies called one of the most exciting traveling shows around today. â€œJordan Schnitzer is a very passionate and generous collector who focuses on prints and really cares about the artists and cherishes their work,â€? he said. â€œAside from, possibly, John himself, heâ€™s THE collector of Baldessari prints, so weâ€™re very proud to have the exhibit here.â€?
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Vista Gardens Memory Care to hold Grand Opening •A new, state-of-the-art, Alzheimer’s and dementia care community Nestled in a secure, gated community located on over four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Vista is where you will find this state-of-the-art Memory Care community. Designed by professionals in Alzheimer’s and other dementias to provide the best of both worlds, Vista Gardens will be holding its official Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 3-6 p.m. Vista Gardens is dedicated to improving the lives of adults with memory or cognitive impairment in all stages, and providing exceptional care through compassion and education. Its programs were designed by a team of experts in Alzheimer’s and related dementias, led by well respected, prominent gerontologist Dr. Jacqueline DuPont. Dr. DuPont is widely known for her expertise in the memory care field, with an emphasis in Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to providing exceptional care for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Vista Gardens also specializes in Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, diabetes and nephrology. This community has been designed and based on the latest research in the field of memory care. The numerous indoor and outdoor social areas provide an opportunity to implement innovative and beneficial programs within Vista Gardens. From an indoor library and pub/sports bar, to an outdoor serenity gar-
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Ina Wealth Management Group/UBS Financial Services, Inc. is hosting an event in Carmel Valley on Feb. 10 to provide residents with tips on how to live longer, maintain energy, and manage life’s stressors. The event, titled “Anti-Aging: Unlocking the Keys to Living Longer and Looking Better Holistically,” will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. at Arterra Restaurant, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130. The event will feature nutritionist Diane Machcinski, M. Ed., and naturopathic doctor Kelly Austin, N.D. You will discover alternative solutions to various ailments and learn what foods are effective to maintain proper health. Much like those professionals, Ina Wealth Management Group/ UBS Financial Services, Inc. strives to reduce the stress in the lives of its clients by providing guidance and assistance throughout their lives helping them retire comfortably, educate their children, and manage risk effectively. Interested attendees can call Ina Wealth Management Group/UBS Financial Services, Inc. toll-free line to RSVP at 888-562-0177. For more information, visit www.ubs.com/ team/inawealth.
Wink Optometry & Eyewear anniversary celebration is Feb. 18 Wink Optometry & Eyewear will hold an anniversary celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 1-5 p.m. Wink will be hosting an exquisite Trunk Show along with food and refreshments! Be sure to give them a “Wink” on this special occasion and also receive your free gift. Wink Optometry & Eyewear is located at 2673 Via De La Valle, Suites E/F in Del Mar. Visit its website at winksandiego.com or call 858-755-WINK (9465).
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Clarification from Marsha Sutton
My column last week criticizing the Del Mar Union School District’s decision to cancel the Spanish program at Del Mar Heights School has generated several comments that appear to reveal a fundamental misunderstanding of the issue. First and most importantly, DMUSD superintendent Jim Peabody told me trustees had options, legally, to save the program through the end of the year. He said he believed an honest mistake had been made when the program was begun. My expressed view that the school board did an injustice to students by cancelling the Spanish program was based primarily on these statements by Peabody. Second, I freely confess my respect and admiration for Heights principal Wendy Wardlow, her staff and their dedication to their students. But had this happened at any other school in the district, my column would have read exactly the same. Accusations of bias are a sideshow and nothing more than a red herring thrown out to distract from the main point, which is this: A viable and valuable foreign language program for kids was killed when it could have been saved. — Marsha Sutton
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Traffic impacts are far from ‘hypothetical’ Steve Laverson’s letter (“Mixed-use pedestrian-oriented plans like One Paseo can help reduce local auto travel”), Jan. 26, 2012, appears to be another in a long series of Kilroy Realty Corp.’s promotional efforts to attempt to gain support for its project by reiterating platitudes and avoiding facts. Contrary to the assertions contained in his letter, it is important to note that prior to 2010, the City Planning staff expressly recommended that impacts studies (relating to traffic, parking, scale commensurate with the surrounding neighborhood, etc.) be provided early in the process, as staff recommendations for a less intense land use concept and an alternative land use designation could result if the project is found to have an undesirable impacts on the community. (Cycle 5). Clearly, city planners themselves foresaw significant negative impacts. What other developers might attempt to do is not the issue; the im-
pacts this unprecedented monumental departure from the CV community plan will have on our community are. I have represented developers in Los Angeles and saw what happened to that city many years ago as traffic became a nightmare and parking became virtually impossible. The local communities should be able to vote on a project of this magnitude, not have it rubber-stamped at the last minute without a full opportunity for meaningful community input — after a full-disclosure of negative traffic and parking considerations at the earliest phase of planning. How will One Paseo reduce local auto travel? Although the plan for One Paseo would have relatively level interior streets where people can walk once inside the project (which, by the way, would require, according to the plans, the export of 500,000 cu. yds. of dirt to other locations — that’s equivalent to 25,000 double dump truck
Kudos to teachers In January 2012, the Del Mar School Board shut down a fully parentfunded Spanish program at Del Mar Heights School. And while the board of trustees followed the lead of trustee Comischell Rodriguez, who lobbied hard for ending the program, parents and staff spoke for bringing language to our district and our children. I would like to write this letter to the Del Mar California Teacher’s Union and to the staff of Del Mar Schools who spoke or wrote in favor of finding ways to bring programs. DMCTA Vice President Gina Williams read a letter from the DMCTA asking the board to find a way to keep the program. Teachers committed to education and our students spoke about the value of second language acquisition not only for our global economy, but for other academic areas, as well. I was so proud to be in the audience listening to the teaching staff advocate for our children. I was touched by the way Del Mar teachers championed a program, supported innovation and spoke out for what they felt was best for children. I was reminded again by the DMCTA letter Ms. Williams read of a comment I have heard many times at board meetings from the Del Mar Union School District teaching staff: that fair is not equal – it is giving each child what they need. I understand that as a parent. I feel blessed that the teaching staff in our district live by that as well. Thank you Del Mar teachers for once again showing the community why you are truly the best. Katherine White Parent of a fourth-grader
loads traversing our streets during construction), outside of a limited number residents living within a half mile radius of the project, all the other patrons of the project will access it by… guess what? That’s right, automobiles. Additionally, how can a new regional-draw retail center survive just from Carmel Valley residents and not require a considerable influx of patrons from the outside areas? Does anyone really think that people who live in Carmel Valley and have to use Del Mar Heights Road to go to and from work, take kids to and from the local high schools, or shop in the local centers should not be concerned about traffic from a new development that has a retail component equal in size to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center (on three-quarters of the land area as the Town Center, I might add) , plus more office space than it is currently entitled to, plus a 150-room hotel, plus 608 residential units?
Traffic impacts on the community are far from “hypothetical.” But what if, hypothetically, they are correct? Do you want a developer to be given a nearly 4X entitlement increase if the traffic ends up going from bad to impossible? The developer, three years after the project was first presented to the City, has a pretty good idea what the traffic impact is going to be. I’m unaware of any law that prohibits them from releasing traffic estimates before the City staff approves the release of the Environmental Impact Report. If there were, it certainly hasn’t stopped the developer from mounting a well-financed PR campaign to highlight a few attractive elements of the plan and avoid disclosing the many negative aspects. How can any intelligent person express support for the project without any reasonable idea of what the traffic impacts might be? Wouldn’t you think that the developer owes the community at large a rea-
sonable, fact-supported estimate of the likely impacts of traffic from his proposed new development before he asks for their support to go ahead? In conclusion, let me say that almost everyone I’ve talked with has no idea of just how massive this proposed project would be. I ask all of Carmel Valley to look at the aerial rendering attached, and imagine driving in one of the cars depicted and what it will feel like to be alongside the 10- and 8-story office buildings on El Camino Real. Or better yet, drive to the 8-story office building next to the Marriott Hotel (currently the tallest office building in Carmel Valley) and stand 30’ from the building (which is how far the eight-story office building proposed for One Paseo would be from El Camino Real) and see if you think that is the appropriate scale for the heart of Carmel Valley. William C. Bibb A concerned resident of Carmel Valley
Trustees shouldn’t be criticized for following rules Last week’s “Education Matters” editorial/opinion column was full of misinformation that should be cleared up for your readers. Here are the facts: Mary Zobell was presented to the superintendent and board as a consultant who would give Spanish classes at Del Mar Heights in its after-school program. When it was time to renew her contract (mid-year), it became apparent that she was not only giving classes after school, but actually was giving classes DURING school. In doing this, she became more than a consultant; Zobell was performing as a temporary teacher, per State Employment Office guidelines (not, as Sutton states, “arbitrary district guidelines”). As a temporary
teacher, the district is obligated to withhold employee taxes, which it didn’t do because it didn’t know. Who presented Zobell as a consultant rather than a temporary teacher? Principals know the rules for hiring teachers. Principals know how the school board has said salaries will be funded. Heights Principal Wendy Wardlow should have been clear that Zobell’s role was that of a temporary teacher, not a consultant. If she had been clear, the board would not have authorized the contract. Marsha Sutton did not place any blame on Wardlow. Instead, Sutton spewed her venom any which way: the current school board, the Foundation, even named
an individual parent. Then she went off on an equity tangent. She threw everyone under the bus except Wardlow. I could chalk it up to bad journalism, but this time it was more. It was harmful. It had the potential to damage the reputations of good people and good organizations. Our school district has rules made by the board and the state, and these rules apply to all schools in the district. I would expect Sutton to criticize the district when she discovers it breaking its own rules. Why is she so angry when the school board insists on following its rules? Kate Takahashi, DMUSD parent
Proposed LA scale project must be reduced Steve Laverson’s recent letter urging we trust Kilroy has been and will continue to be responsive to our community’s best interests in processing its massive One Paseo plans, though well-intentioned, is a bit naive. Heeding it would enable the developer to lead us like lemmings into the sea—of traffic gridlock. It’s a time-honored developer strategy to delay the performance and/or submission of data on the most controversial portions of a plan—i.e. the traffic study—until the “major details” (my new favorite oxymoron) have been systematically addressed. This, and promises of millions to be spent address-
ing any problems, are calculated to get City staffers and officials so invested in the project that when the most threatening aspects are finally revealed, those officials will be more receptive to mitigation recommendations that they’d have rightly rejected earlier. And who better to carry out this strategy than a former Director of Development Services hired by Kilroy as a registered lobbyist to negotiate plan accommodations with her former colleagues. While the San Marcos deployment of synchronized traffic lights Mr. Laverson referred to may have been successful in reducing existing peak traffic delays, we already
have numerous delays with the site vacant. If it’s allowed to be developed to nearly four times its current entitlements, imagine the impact of the resulting geometric traffic escalation at peak periods. Synchronized traffic lights haven’t a prayer of curing those delays. Many, including myself, favor the One Paseo concept and the additional amenities it offers. But as a community we must insist Kilroy reduce the currently proposed LA scale to both avoid the accompanying LA traffic gridlock, and to maintain the livability of the community for its residents. Bob Freund, Carmel Valley homeowner and parent
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Ten former CV planning board members oppose One Paseo Ten former Carmel Valley Community Planning Board members who held office during the decades Carmel Valley was being built out oppose this project as the most massive and inconsistent with all plans for Carmel Valley ever presented. They also question why crucial impact studies, including traffic, requested by city planners early on have not been provided. They addressed the following letter to the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board and to city council member Sherri Lightner: â€œWe, the undersigned former members of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, have grave concerns not only about the massive nature of the proposed One Paseo project and its impacts on the community, but as much about the way it is being processed by the Development Services department. Many issues have been cleared administratively even though the absolutely crucial studies recommended by the staff to be provided early in the process have been provided late in the process or not at all and not subject to public review. â€œIn our tenure on the Board, we have confronted numerous proposals by developers for increases in density that would have been detrimental to the community and largely staved them off or worked out a reasonable compromise. In these endeavors, we always felt that City staff treated the community interests fairly and that there was a level playing field. Looking over the history of this projectâ€™s review by Development Services, we cannot see that same level of fairness and openness. While, in the past, it may have been appropriate to wait for a Draft Environmental Impact Report to be released by the City staff before undertaking review and action, we feel that the one-sided influence of the developer in what is by far the largest change in the Community Plan ever considered, compels us to ask that the Board undertake immediate action to ensure that the community interests are recognized and protected. â€œThe August 2011 Cycle No. 27 Issues Report (Long Range Planning) Issue No. 2 clearly spells out the â€œtwo most significant issuesâ€? with the proposed development, namely that the Community Plan and Precise Plan do not provide for a regional commercial center and the related development intensity. Issue No. 4 of the same section states that â€œDevelopment intensity will be evaluated based upon potential impacts to the community or region, including those related to traffic, community character/aesthetics, water supply, public facilities. Staff recommends that required technical studies be provided early in the process as a staff recommendation for a less intense land use concept and alternative land use designation could result if the proposal is found to have undesirable impacts on the community.â€? This recommendation was made in Cycle 5, approximately two years ago. As of Cycle 27, these studies have apparently not been provided and the issue is not cleared. Likewise, Issue No. 20 entered in July 2009 reiterated the call for a traffic study, as of Cycle 5, â€œas soon as it is availableâ€?. By Cycle 27, no traffic study has been provided. â€œIssues 81 through 93 of the Long Range Planning Section deal extensively with the scale and character of the proposed project and describe it as significantly more dense than the surrounding community ending with the recommendation that the proposed project be scaled back and an alternative be found to conform with the prevailing neighborhood character. A report made by an attendee of a December 15, 2011 â€œinformational meetingâ€? hosted by Kilroy Realty indicated absolutely no effort on the part of the developer to consider the recommenda-
tions made by Long Range Planning. â€œStill, significant concessions to the developer appear to have been granted administratively, apparently â€” if any credence is given to the comments from this section of the Cycle Report â€” without any ability to reasonably understand the most critical impacts of the project. â€œOne example of such a concession is found in the November 2010 Issue No. 57 of the Long Range Planning Section, where a â€œvillageâ€? designation, which appears to grant much greater flexibility in allowable uses, can be granted if future transit is available. At the time of the Issue, no transit was or was planned to be provided to Carmel Valley. Since that time, apparently a bus route was added to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan which would run along El Camino Real, and the Issue No. 57 has been checked off as cleared. The adequacy of this remedy does not appear to have been dealt with. â€œAnother example of a significant concession, Cycle Issue No. 8 (February 2010) from the Park and Rec section states that â€œthe projectâ€™s residential units will be subject to population-based park requirementsâ€? and that the proposed population of 1,666 will require 4.66 acres of usable park land. In Cycle 27, the Park issue was cleared in Issue No. 26 with the finding that, after meeting with â€œupper managementâ€?, no park land was required to be provided and a payment based on the current per-unit FBA fee for park would satisfy the previous park land requirement. â€œTo proceed with processing a project of this magnitude and force a regional commercial center on the last remaining parcel in the heart of the Carmel Valley community, contrary to the community plan, the precise plan and at many times the allowed density, without first obtaining the requisite studies as to impacts of intensity, traffic and the like on the community seems to us highly improper. These impact studies needed to be done early on, as staff recommended, so that a less intense land use concept and alternative land use designation could be found at the outset. It obviously does not take 2+ years to complete a traffic study. If the developer waits until the very last stages of the study process to produce this all important document for the City staff, an appearance of political manipulation of the planning system can easily be inferred. Surely, there can be little doubt that such studies would have confirmed the detrimental community impacts apparent to staff at the outset and would have compelled the formulation of a less intense, alternative project. We question why there was no insistence on these studies before the project processing was allowed to go much further. An inescapable implication is that undue influence and pressure are being applied to staff to suppress a reasonable consideration of the issues, impacts and alternatives. â€œThe appearance of impropriety is further aggravated in that the former Director of Development Services, Marcela Escobar-Eck, now registered lobbyist for Kilroy Realty, is aggressively advocating for this major regional commercial center with city planners. Given her intricate knowledge of how the process works (and can be influenced) and given her preexisting relationship with individuals in Development Services, a highly objectionable ethical conflict of interest may well have been created. It can only be inferred that pressure is being asserted on the various departments to soften their characterization of negative impacts and clear issues preventing a fair, impartial and accurate analysis of the impacts of the project on the community and its facilities and depriving the residents of Carmel Valley of the protec-
tions under the Community Plan. â€œIt is crucial that there be full disclosure, transparency and freedom from improper influence and pressure in the consideration and processing of this proposed development. We urge that staffâ€™s recommendations for intensity, traffic and other impact studies be followed, that such studies be reviewed and analyzed before any more areas of this project are processed further and that a less intense and alternative land use be devised if the studies show undesirable impacts on the community. The fact that the processing of this project has continued without these crucial studies and without analysis of the impacts and alternatives strongly raises the appearance of impropriety and undue influence
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designed to effect a tacit, administrative approval of this project behind closed doors.â€? Gabriele M. Prater, past Vice Chair Carmel Valley Community Planning Board John Dean, past Chair CVCPB Joan Tukey, past Chair CVCPB Ed Vasel, past Vice Chair CVCPB Ken Farinsky, past Board Member Karen Cody, past Board Member Jerry Mailhot, past Board Member Lee Klausen, past Board Member Patti Roberts Abramson, past Board Member Beth Brust, past Board Member
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Surf Boys U8 White Team wins U9 Championship (RIGHT) First Row: Charlie Kosakoff, John Billington, Brycen Monjazeb, Ryan Flather, Elijah Zelkind, Jesus Bazan, Wesley Jackson Second Row: Nicholas Carlo, Emir Arellano, Elijah “Coco” Hernandez, Carson Malinowski, Wyatt Gardner, Daniel Karam Third Row: Coach Dave Currie.
The Surf boys U8 White team, led by Coach Dave Currie, won first place in the U9 division in the Temecula Valley Shootout Soccer Tournament held the weekend of Jan. 2122. In the Championship game the Surf boys faced a very motivated and aggressive Legends FC. Surf had just beaten Legends FC 4-1 in bracket play, but in the Championship the Legends U9 team played a completely different game. Legends FC dominated the first half of the game, keeping the Surf defense under constant pressure. The Surf team struggled to establish their rhythm and passing game. Late in the first half a series of events lead to Surf’s first goal. It started with a gamechanging, strong defensive play by Jesus Bazan and a beautiful pass by Elijah Zelkind to Charlie Kosakoff who then placed it in the back of the net. Surf was leading at the half 1-0. Early in the second half, Legends kept up the pressure and powered through Surf to score. With the score now 1-1, a very persistent Ryan Flather blasted down the left side of the field, around the Legends defense, and scored the winning goal with a well-placed, powerful left foot strike. This gave Surf the 2-1 lead and Championship title. Leading up to the Champion game, the Surf team (and their parents) braved the wind, rain and mud to dominate in bracket play the previous day beating the Orange County United Futbol Club 8-2 and The Temecula Valley Hawks 7-1. These games really showcased the Surf boys’ speed and skills which they have been working on diligently in practice. Congratulations Surf Boys U8!
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Carmel Valley Girls excel at field hockey The year is still young, but four Carmel Valley Middle School girls already find themselves excelling at field hockey on several different levels. Farah Farjood, Danny Jackel, Gabi Jimenez and Shannon Yogerst, all eight graders at CMVS, tried out and were chosen for the U.S. Field Hockey Futures program. Part of only a handful of San Diego County middle schoolers picked for the prestige program, the four will attend twice monthly training sessions at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Their Futures coaches include Londonbound U.S. Olympian Shannon Taylor and top San Diego high school coaches. The four girls also play for the CVMS Bobcats field hockey team, which is currently undefeated and in first place in the Big 8 Conference. So far the team has defeated Earl Warren 2-0, Diegueno 3-1 and Oak Crest 1-0 with Jackel, Jimenez and Yogerst contributing goals, and Farjood anchoring the defense. The Bobcats are
Carmel Valley Middle Schools field hockey players (left to right): Gabi Jimenez, Shannon Yogerst, Farah Farjood and Danny Jackel. coached by Canyon Crest Academy seniors Kiana Duncan and Hannah O’Rosky, and Torrey Pines senior Erica Cohen. Farjood, Jimenez and Yogerst also play club field hockey for the Poway Mystix in the North County Indoor League. The league gives the Carmel Valley girls a chance to test their skills against high school competition and so far they’ve more than held their own, leading the team to a 3-1 record and wins over the Escondido HS varsity, Cathedral Catholic JV and Canyon Crest JV. “Shannon, Gabi and Farah have helped to bring our young middle school group up to the next level,” says Mystix head coach Cindi Lou-Villa. “They bring team work, stickwork and an aggressive intensity that our young middle schoolers have not experienced. Not only are they talented young players but they are a pleasure to coach as they listen, understand and perform as well as many high school players. These three players will have successful high school careers and hopefully collegiate careers as well.”
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Carmel Valley News Back Row: Coach Gus Del Medico, Maddison (Mad Dog) Bernard, Hannah Lewis, Katie Whitmore, Michaela Naylor, Erin Murphy, Cambrie Stearns, Beka Runnals, Ashley Mangold, Marissa Hastings, Selena Reyes, Coach Bill Murphy. Front row: Samantha Avalos, Chiara Masci, Nadia Del Medico, Leilani Andrada , Madison Williams, Ericka Banda, Diana Maldonado, Samantha Queen.
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Winning Torrey Pines rugby players shine at match Torrey Pines Varsity Rugby players charge forward in a match played Jan. 28 against Pt. Loma at Carmel Valley Middle School. From left to right: Nic Marolt, Billy Maggs (head only), Ryan Hoffman in front, Michael Tillson, Derek Lipinczyk, and far right, Michael Cox. Torrey Pines won the match 42-5 and completed the regular season with a 6-0 record. Pt. Loma finished 5-2. The Torrey Pines JV beat the Pt. Loma JV, 66-14. Andrew Fargo and Chase Pickwell had two Try’s apiece for the Varsity against Pt. Loma, while Ryan Hoffman, Alex Lindsay and Codi Jones also scored. Prior to the match, Pt. Loma had allowed only 15 points all season. The Torrey Pines Varsity is managed by the Carmel Valley-based San Diego Youth Rugby Club “Mustangs,” and competes with 21 other teams in the Boys High School Division of the Southern California Youth Rugby Organization. The team is coached by Matty Sandoval, a former collegiate All-Star at the University of San Diego. Both the Torrey Pines Varsity and the Torrey Pines JV received top seeds in the playoffs, which began this week. Photo/ Susie Talman.
The Manchester SC GU15 team completed another successful season in 2011 Presidio Soccer League action with at record of 11 Wins, 2 Ties, and 1 Loss with 37 goals scored and only 6 goals conceded; finishing 2nd in the AA-A South division. The GU15 goalies posted 9 shutouts during the season. This comes on the heels of a 2010 season where they won the AA-B South division with a record of 13 wins and 1 tie, where they scored 45 goals and conceded only 3 goals with 11 shutouts. The team not only plays great soccer but also plays a clean game with only 1 yellow card in the past three seasons. In addition to their league success, the team played in three tournaments this past summer; advancing to the finals in all three, winning two of them. Along with victories in the Manchester Cup and Pegasus Cup, the team was a finalist in the Notts Forest Memorial Day and Rockstar Cup tournaments in 2011. In 2012, the team will be moving to the SCDL as it seeks tougher challenges in the soccer world. The planned tournament schedule for 2012 includes the State Cup Presidents division, two college showcases, the Mustangs tournament in Danville, California as well as a return to one of San Diego’s premier tournaments, the Pegasus Cup. These girls have worked hard for their success with commitment, dedication, and sacrifice as the key ingredients.
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10 days of movies: The 22nd annual Jewish Film Festival. Page B13
LifeStyles Thursday, Feb. 2 2012
New resident and son spread positive messages through ‘Word Rocks’ project. Page B3
Scientist Barbara Sawrey earns a leadership role in the world of chemistry Barbara Sawrey, the eldest of nine children, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from BaldwinWallace College, then worked as an industrial flavor and fragrance chemist before returning to graduate school. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry jointly from UC San Diego and SDSU. She has been a faculty member at UCSD in Barbara Sawrey the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry since 1984, and currently serves the campus as Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education. Sawrey is a member of Board of Governors of The San Diego Foundation. Members of the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific organization in the world, recently elected her to the Board of Directors. Who or what inspires you? The commitment of the UCSD faculty and staff to serving our students and higher education is very inspiring. And my spirits never fail to be lifted by the beautiful views from around town, even when I am carrying out the most mundane chore. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? All eight of my siblings live in Ohio. Though I visit twice each year, it is rare when we can all be together for dinner. So I would invite my five brothers and three sisters for a special event. What is your most-marked characteristic? I would like to think I am known for my ability to brainstorm issues, and solve problems in a collaborative way. But since people are not necessarily good judges of how they are perceived, I could be far off base. I have been told I am smilingly obstinate. What is your most-prized possession? Most material items can be replaced, but I would say my home is my most prized possession. The location and structure of my home suit me well, and I have a lovely Eastern mountain view to keep me calm. Of course, maybe I should highlight the ticket stub I have from Trevor Hoffman’s 500th save instead. What do you do for fun? I enjoy our local theaters and opera immensely. We are extremely fortunate to have many cultural choices in San Diego. One other special pastime of mine is driving and walking the older neighborhoods of San Diego. There is much interesting variety in the charm and in the architectural styles. What is your biggest extravagance? I make an annual pilgrimage to Arizona to see the Padres in spring training, and I share Padres season tickSee SCIENTIST, page B18
The fabric of their community
Top: Martha Dudenhoeffer Kolodny spends time with a group of imprisoned women in Ayacucho, Peru, whom she has helped through her organization MAKI International, meaning “hands” or “Helping hand.” Courtesy photo. Left: Kolodny shows off handmade textiles made in Peru through MAKI. PHOTO:
Local lady is a more than a helping hand to group of imprisoned women in Peru BY CLAIRE HARLIN firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Andes Mountain of Ayacucho, Peru, lies a prison that is home to more than 200 impoverished women. Some live there with their young children, most are doing time for transporting drugs for minimal pay and all of them have something in common — Martha Dudenhoeffer Kolodny means the world to them. Since 2008, the Del Mar resident has been visiting the community of women every few months to monitor not only their well-being, but the success of a business plan of sorts CLAIRE HARLIN that she came up with on a volunteer trip in hopes of making things better for them. She is the creator of MAKI InternaPeru because she speaks Spanish — a skill she has picked up tional, under which she sells the Peruvian women’s handvia running a local landscaping business and communicatcrafted textiles to bring in money for them. The organization ing with the Spanish-speaking gardeners. sells products such as scarves, bags and yoga mat straps localCCS assigned Kolodny to work ly and on the website www.makiin a local prison in Ayacucho — an women.org, and she has thus far “The whole injustice of it was burning area that’s still feeling the effects of raised enough money to install two inside me ... it was like, ‘Well, what can a guerrilla insurgency conflict that flushing toilets — to take the place resulted in the deaths of thousands of holes in the floor — in the prisI do?’ I’m not an attorney. It’s not like in the 1980s. She said she made an on. Kolodny’s efforts started when I can go fight the whole Peruvian system.” instant connection with the inmates from day one. she visited Ayacucho with a volun— Martha Dudenhoeffer Kolodny “I was anticipating something teer organization called Cross Cula little scarier, but it struck me how tural Solutions (CCS). Her daughthese women were pretty normal,” she said. “Talking to ters, 23-year-old Carina and 26-year-old Lauren, had both these women, I didn’t feel any different than if I was talking volunteered abroad at an early age and urged her to take the to my friends in Del Mar.” trip. Kolodny said she was saddened to see that the women “I’ve really encouraged my kids to do things abroad,” were given no more than a blanket and substandard food, said Kolodney, adding that Carina went to Cuba at the age and she empathized with them. of 15 and Lauren flew to Peru by herself with CCS when she “They did something illegal, but they were also very, was only 17. “One day they said ‘Mom, you keep encouragvery poor single moms,” she said. “They made the wrong ing us to do this, so why don’t you do this? We’re doing an decisions but for the right reasons.” intervention. You are calling Cross Cultural Solutions and Kolodny said she felt compelled to make things better booking a trip before we go back to school.’” Kolodny was interested in visiting Africa, but chose See PERU, page B18
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Regional events: A variety of concerts, theater and more In the Pink The Theatre School at North Coast Rep and MiraCosta College wrap up “Pinkalicious The Musical” with performances at 11 a.m. Feb. 3-5 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. The story of a young girl who eats so many pink cupcakes she turns pink tells a tale of selfcontrol and moderation. Tickets: $12-$16. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org. Dividing the Estate The comedy that “finds laughs in greedy, grubbing heirs” continues through Sunday, Feb. 12, at The Old Globe, Balboa Park. It’s the West Coast premiere of Horton Foote’s 2009 Tony Award-nominated Best Play and stars Elizabeth Ashley; reprising the role of the matriarch she played on Broadway. Tickets from $29. (619) 2345623. TheOldGlobe.org The Lion in Winter It’s the final weekend for what this newspaper group’s theater critic Diana Sanger said “is so well-done, what’s happening in the castle of England’s Henry II in 1151 comes vividly to life on stage only moments into this intriguing and funny play,” through Sunday, Feb. 5, North Coast Repertory Theatre. 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets: $32-$49. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org. The Recommendation The tale of friendship between two young men of different backgrounds becomes complicated when a third person be-
comes involved in the world premiere of Jonathan Caren’s drama. Weekend matinees and evening performances through Feb. 26 Sheryl & Harvey White Theater, Balboa Park. Tickets from $29. (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623). TheOldGlobe.org. Isn’t it Romantic? In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the San Diego Potters’ Guild presents “Love Clay,” with clay works featuring symbols of love throughout February. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Studio 29 in Balboa Park’s Spanish Village. Free admission. (619) 2390507. sandiegopottersguild.org Look & Listen The Nicholas Andre Dance Company of New York will take the Garfield Theatre stage 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, as part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s Look & Listen Performing Arts Series. The company combines athletic concepts with modern dance movements in original works. Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $30-33. (858) 362-1348. tickets.lfjcc.org. Parenting Workshop Family coach Hilde Gross shares tips on how parents can learn to redirect their children’s behavior, be they toddlers or teens, at a seminar, “Balance Love & Discipline,” 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, Riford Library, 7555 Draper St. Free, but registration required at (619) 379-7646 or e-mail Hilde@HildeRCB.com. Ben Russell’s in Town Violinist, vocalist and songwriter Ben Russell brings his musical passion to an ArtPower solo performance at The Loft at UCSD, 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. The San Diego native now lives in New York City where he formed the Bryant Park Quartet and is a member of the American Contem-
porary Music Ensemble. Includes intermission conversation with Russell. Tickets: $15-25, students $5. (858) 534-8497. artpwr.com/events/824. China Underground ArtPower brings Beijing filmmaker Liu Bingjian’s 21st century underground film, “Kuqi de Nüren” (Crying Woman) to the Price Center screen, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Banned in China, the work is described as “humorous and honest portrayal of Chinese life.” A pre-screening party in The Loft starts at 7 p.m. and a conversation with the director and UCSD Professor Paul Pickowicz follows the film. Free. artpwr.com/ events/826.
Something to Think About “Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness,” an hour-long documentary that is part of a series highlighting community response to hate, screens 5:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in UCSD’s Student Service Centers Multipurpose Room. Refreshments 5 p.m. Q&A with Paul Pontieri, the mayor of Patchogue, N.Y., who with his community confronted the situation after a series of attacks on Latino residents, ended in the murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant. KPBS, The Anti-Defamation League and UCSD Campus Community Centers are presenting the third installment in the national PBS series. NIOT.org/lightinthedarkness
View special collection of red artwork at Del Mar Art Center’s ‘The Red Event’ Red, red, my love is red...so is the art at “The Red Event,” to be held Feb. 11, from 2-6 p.m., at the Del Mar Art Center. Come see the special collection of red artwork just in time for Valentine’s Day. Get to know your local artists and learn something about the artistic process through the art demonstrations that will take place throughout the day. A portion of sales will benefit the Del Mar Foundation, which produces cultural events for the community (DelMarFoundation.org). The Del Mar Art Center is a nonprofit artists collective of painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists and jewelers who provides art Piece by Pamela Linton. enrichment for the community. The Del Mar Art Center is located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 112, Del Mar, 92014; www.dmacGallery.com.
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New local resident and son spread positive messages through ‘Word Rocks’ project
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BY KAREN BILLING Carol Arêas believes that one way to heal a wounded heart is to go to work on the hearts of others. A foreigner new to the United States and desperately homesick for her native Brazil, the now-Carmel Valley resident started a unique project to spread a little joy. Her project, called Word Rocks, involves inspiring words and phrases painted on rocks and scattered throughout the city in the hope that someone will find them and it will make them smile. “Sometimes the words just fit so perfect in the moment,” said Arêas. “It’s a pleasure for me to do this. The main thing it does for me is to share love and share something positive. It’s sharing happiness instead of me being stuck on loneliness. I’m feeling better because of this, it’s like a therapy for me to prepare the rocks.” Arêas has been in San Diego for a year and while she loves it here, it was hard being in a new country, missing her family and friends. Her husband suggested walking on the beach to help calm her mind and every time she did, she would notice these rocks, smoothed and rounded by the ocean. She started to collect them and paint inspirational words on them for herself. Her collection grew to the point that her son Antonio Monteiro, a fifth grader at Torrey Hills School, took notice. “He had an idea so nice that instead of keeping them, how about spreading them out and maybe help someone else find a little happiness,” Arêas said. “I’m very proud that sharing was his idea. It’s amazing that a 10-year-old boy was able to think about sharing.” Antonio even came up with the name Word Rocks. Enlisting Antonio as her rock hider, the pair went to work. Arêas collects and paints the rocks and brings a handful with them wherever they go.
With the Word Rocks project, Carol Arêas and her son Antonio Monteiro hope to spread positive messages. Photo/Karen Billing
“It’s cool,” Antonio said of the rocks. “I like to hide them.” Rocks with words like “I will”; “Hope”; “Smile”; and “Life is good” are placed in parking lots, on park benches, hidden in sandboxes. A big Beatles fan, Arêas also uses a lot of Beatles lyrics on her rocks, such as “All my loving”; “All you need is love”; “Come together” and “Let it be.” The Arêas family took a road trip up to San Francisco for Christmas and scattered the rocks along the trip. Word Rocks might have also been found on Hollywood Boulevard. Two months ago they added a label to the back of the rocks that said, “It’s yours” and directed people toward their website to share their experience of finding one of the hid-
den treasures. “‘Love’ and ‘It’s yours’ made such a positive impact, a playful wink from the universe,” wrote a woman named Effie who found the rock in Mira Mesa. The woman wrote that she would be paying it forward, hiding the rock in another spot to hopefully brighten someone else’s day. Another message came in from the mother of a boy named Jayden. The mom wrote that her son, who aspires to be an adventurous archeologist like Indiana Jones, unearthed one rock at the park and was determined to find them all. Two weeks later his mother wrote in to say he found another rock at Target and that it’s really made him believe. “I’m in the Del Mar Highlands Starbucks in San Diego near Torrey Pines High School and I found a rock that said ‘love.’ It made my day! Thank You,” wrote Ellen, who sent a picture of her rock next to her iced coffee. “It’s very nice to see people’s reactions,” Arêas said. Arêas now has volunteers in Canada, Brazil and New York City making and hiding the rocks — her plan to spread happiness and positive messages stretching even farther. “My deepest desire is when you find one of the stones, you find the perfect words in the perfect time,” Arêas said. To learn more about Word Rocks or share a story of finding one of them, visit www.WordRocks.net.
JOHN BALDESSARI: A PRINT RETROSPECTIVE FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER AND HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION Members’ Opening Saturday, February 4 > 7–9 PM > MCASD La Jolla For more than 40 years, John Baldessari has been a mainstay of the California art scene and is known internationally as a leading ﬁgure in conceptual art. Join us in celebrating this retrospective that features more than 100 prints representing Baldessari’s beguiling visual vocabulary.
LA JOLLA 700 Prospect Street 858 454 3541 www.mcasd.org John Baldessari, Money (with Space Between), 1991. Lithograph/screenprint on Arches 88, 48 x 48 1/2 inches. Published by Gemini G.E.L., edition of 45. © Baldessari
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Thursday, February 2, 7:30 p.m. Trio M—a collective band co-led by pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Matt Wilson—made its world premiere appearance at the Athenaeum in January 2006 and since has gone on to tour major festivals and jazz venues internationally and to record two acclaimed CDs. All three performers are among today’s leading artists on New Music end of the jazz spectrum. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
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An evening of cabaret featuring the signature songs and stylings of Kurt Weill, Édith Piaf, Astor Piazzolla and Jacques Brel. Honorary Committee: $1500 Gala Ticket: $1000
January 27 - February 26 Written by Richard Montoya for Culture Clash Developed by Culture Clash & Jo Bonney Directed by Jo Bonney As Juan José feverishly studies for his U.S. citizenship exam, he becomes ensnared in a tumultuous, whirlwind journey through pivotal moments in American history. “Rollicking, irreverent political commentary AT ITS BEST!” - Ashland Daily Tidings
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Milton’s Restaurant-Delicatessen ■
2660 Via de la Valle, Del Mar ■ (858) 792-2225 ■ www.miltonsdeli.com ■ The Vibe: Casual, relaxed, deli style
■ Take Out: Yes
■ Signature Dishes: Mish-Mosh Soup, Reuben Sandwich, Lox (Nova) Sandwich, Eggs Benedict
■ Happy Hour: No
■ Open Since: 1995 ■ Reservations: Yes ■ Patio Seating: Yes
■ Hours: • 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday • 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday • 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday • 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday
David Levy and Barry Robbins are coowners of Milton’s Restaurant-Delicatessan in Del Mar.
Scenes from 1940s San Diego and ‘old-school’ advertisements can be seen on the dining-room walls.
Make it Milton’s when you’re in the mood for deli-delicious BY KELLEY CARLSON ilton’s RestaurantDelicatessen offers the nostalgia of 1940s San Diego, with a fresh food selection of classic cuisine. Owned by David Levy and Barry Robbins, Milton’s features more than 200 items on the menu alone, appealing to everyone from ages 3 to 93. And that doesn’t even include all the deli selections. “We bake our own breads and pastries on the premises, and we import our meats (from Chicago) and fish (from New York),” Robbins said. “The portions are very generous.” When entering the establishment, customers have a chance to feast their eyes on the deli’s offerings and the green-neon Milton’s sign. Meats hang over display cases filled with additional cold cuts and seafood; corners are filled with baked goods, while colorful pastries abound. There’s an array of beverages, from specialty coffees to Dr. Brown’s sodas. And naturally, Milton’s-brand items are available for purchase, including multi-grain crackers, bread and preserves. Turn right and enter the restaurant for a step back in time. Black-and-white pictures of cars, people and businesses from the 1940s decorate the walls. There also are “old-school” advertisements for companies such as Kellogg’s, and large photos depicting Milton’s fare to entice the customer.
Milton’s offers a variety of desserts and baked goods.
Our Famous Mish-Mosh Soup features chicken, noodles, carrots, matzo ball and kreplach in a chicken broth.
Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at delmartimes.net. Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week: Milton’s Potato Pancakes Meanwhile, a gigantic clock with Roman numerals tracks the hour in the center of the dining room, keeping patrons in the present. Large, arched windows provide a glimpse of palm trees swaying in the Southern California breeze. Seemingly every breakfast dish imaginable is served throughout the day — from Milton’s Yogurt Parfait with house-made granola and fruit, to Lox Benedict and Cheese Blintzes. For later meals, entrees cover the spectrum, from vegetarian to comfort foods. On the “light” end, try Milton’s Stuffed Tomato or Avocado, filled with your choice of tuna, chicken or egg salad; or the Chinese Chicken Salad. For richer options, consider the Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie, Signature Meat Loaf, Pot Roast served on a bed of rice, or Baby-Back Ribs. And in between extremes are hamburgers with a variety of toppings, hot dogs and bratwurst, and “overstuffed” sandwiches.
Patrons in a hurry during midday can opt for a Brown Bagger Lunch Special with a build-your-own sandwich, pickle, coleslaw and a cookie. From 4 to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday, Milton’s serves deep-dish, Chicagostyle pizza — a carryover from Levy’s and Robbins’ days as owners of Chicago Brothers restaurant. Still can’t decide what to order? Levy and General Manager Maria Colyer suggest a cup of the freshly made Our Famous Mish-Mosh Soup (chicken, noodles, carrots, matzo ball and kreplach in a chicken broth) and a sandwich with such meats as corned beef and pastrami. Make sure to include a side of homemade onion rings, fries or potato salad. Keep in mind that a complimentary, mini-cinnamon-raisin loaf is served warm on the table every evening and weekend mornings. Children can amuse themselves by playing games and drawing the server on their special menu, which includes kid-friendly meals like grilled cheese and a turkey dinner.
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Local members of the “Thoroughly Modern Millie” cast.
CCA/Royal Dance Academy dancer earns top mark of ‘Distinction’ (Above) Gabriella Meltz, 15, a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy, has been a dance student at the Royal Dance Academy with Francine Garton for the past 10 years. Gabriella is in the Royal Academy of Dance program and has passed all her exams with Distinction. Gabriella not only passed, but received the highest mark of Distinction. She is now studying for her Advanced Rad Exam at the Royal Dance Academy. Vocational exams are pre-professional examinations for the serious dancer. Royal Academy of Dance is a very prestigious program that only exceptional dancers pass.
Local students to perform in J*Company Youth Theatre’s ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Next up for the J*Company Youth Theatre’s La Jolla Playhouse Tribute Season is the charming celebration of the Roaring 1920s, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Performances will take place from March 2-March 18. Surprises are also in store for audience members with a keen eye as the always inventive director Joey Landwehr has infused the cast with celebrity cameo appearances by iconic characters that added the “roar” to the 1920s, including Dorothy Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Gershwin Brothers, Josephine Baker and more. All performances take place at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Call the JCC Box Office at 858-362-1348 or visit www.sdcjc.org/jcompany for more information.
ST.JAMES ACADEMY, 623 S. Nardo Avenue, Solana Beach, Preschool-8• 858.755.1777 • www.saintjamesacademy.com
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St. James Academy weaves Christ’s message into the fabric of each school day so that the whole child can develop in body, mind and spirit. In our commitment to excellence, a student-centered, Catholic curriculum is provided which values faith development, challenging academics, leadership opportunities, and service to others. MATHNASIUM, Solana Beach (in Lomas Santa Fe Plaza) 981-E Lomas Santa Fe Drive 858-755-6284, email@example.com Teaching Math in a way kids can understand. Programs for all grades. Help with Homework and develop number sense. Get ready for Geometry. SANTA FE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 838 ACADEMY DRIVE, SOLANA BEACH, CA 92075 • 858.755.8900 www.sfcs.net Awarded 2010 & 2011 Best Private School in San Diego County, and 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (Lower School), we provide our students with an unmatched combination of academic excellence, co-curricular opportunities and value, all within a safe, loving, Christian environment.
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Local student named a CocaCola Scholars semi-finalist
Santa Fe Christian Schools recently announced that Anthony Georgiades has been selected as a semifinalist in the highly competitive 2011-12 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Anthony, a senior at Santa Fe Christian Schools, was selected SFCS Senior Anthony for his outstanding leadership, academic Georgiades. achievement and dedication to his community. He will now begin the next phase as a semifinalist, which will determine the finalists. In 2011, Coca-Cola received more than 84,000 applications from which roughly 2,200 semifinalists were selected. An AP Scholar with Distinction, Anthony has been actively involved at Santa Fe as President of his sophomore, junior and senior
classes, as well as the founding member of the SFC Chapter of the Debate Team/National Forensics League and Junior State of America. A Congressional Award Gold Medal winner honored in Washington D.C. in 2011, Anthony was also named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team. Community service has been an important part of Anthony’s school life, serving over 1,700 hours since 2008 for organizations such as Teen Korps, Special Olympics and St. Leo’s Preschool. As the co-founder and financial manager of “Students to Soldiers/Care Packages Home,” Anthony and his peers raised over $80,000 in donations to serve more than 12,000 troops. With such drive and success, Anthony looks forward to college where he will pursue his interests in finance, economics and political science. Santa Fe Christian Schools is a Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school located in Solana Beach, CA. For more information please contact us at: (858) 755-8900 or www.sfcs.net
St. James Academy to hold ‘See Us in Action Tours’ St. James Academy will be holding “See Us in Action” tours led by current Academy parents between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 and March 8. St. James is now accepting applications for the academic year 2012-2013. St. James Academy is a preschool-8 elementary school serving the North County communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, 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. The Catholic Faith Community of St. James Academy weaves Christ’s message into the fabric of each school day so that the whole child can develop in body, mind and spirit. Working within an educational program that integrates spiritual, moral, academic, social, cultural and physical precepts, the faculty and staff assist parents in the education of each child. For more information, go to www.saintjamesacademy.com or call 1-858-755-1777.
Community invited to attend week of ‘Eco Explorations’ with nature expert at DM schools The Del Mar Heights PTA invites members of the community to attend a week of Eco Explorations with nature expert Brent Nixon the week of Feb. 13. Topics for the daytime performances in the Del Mar Heights MUR will give unique insights into the exciting worlds of Bald Eagles, Orcas, Dolphins, Seals, Sea Otters, Black Bears, and Humpback Whales. In addition, there will be an evening performance in the Performing Arts Center at Del Mar Hills Academy exploring the incredible underwater world of Coral Reefs. Please visit heights.dmusd.org for the program schedule, or email School Office Assistant Dana Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There is no charge to attend any of the presentations, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Surfrider Foundation’s State Park Protection Campaign.
Students encouraged to enter Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club’s essay and oratorical contests The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club is holding an essay contest, asking students to contemplate the phrase “How My Positive Outlook Benefits My Community,” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2012. The club will judge the students’ essays and winning pieces will be sent to the district level. At the district level, college scholarships are available for the top winners. District winners are entered into the international level judging and one first place winner will be awarded an engraved plaque and recognition in The Optimist magazine. Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more by contacting Jon Vance at (858) 472-2425 or by e-mailing jon. email@example.com. ***** The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club is also holding an oratorical contest, encouraging area students to speak their minds on the topic: “How my Optimism Helps me Overcome Obstacles.”
The Optimist Oratorial Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak before an audience. Winners at the club level win $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top winners. Club winners will be sent to the zone level and zone level winners to the district level for the opportunity to win college scholarships. The deadline to hand in speeches is Feb. 10. Students wishing to participate can pick up an entry form at the Solana Beach Library at 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075. Students can also download the entry form at www.optimist.org/form/oratorical_rules_pad-e_11-12.pdf. Completed forms can be dropped off at the library. For more information, contact Pat Tirona at (760) 717-7093.
Free talk on writing and publishing your Ebook Come learn how to write and publish your ebook at the Encinitas library, 540 Cornish Dr., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Local award-winning author, ghostwriter, copyediter, and instructor, Andrea Susan Glass, will show attendees what ebooks are, how to select the best subject and audience, and how to write, format, and publish a quality ebook. If you’re an individual, entrepreneur, retiree, coach, consultant, speaker, trainer—or anyone who wants to write an ebook for pleasure, profit, or promotion, you will learn what it takes to move from idea to published ebook! Rewards can include sharing expertise, spreading a message, teaching a skill, or generating income. For more information call 760-753-7376.
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BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Tailgate parties will be heating up from Boonville to Gary, making a pit stop at 500 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis this Sunday, 6:30 Eastern Time. Roughly 70,000 stalwart Super Bowl attendees will be cozying up under the retractable dome of the $720-million Lucas Oil Stadium. Frigid temperatures outside, the field turf will soon sizzle as hot and hunky quarterback stars — New England’s Tom Brady and New York’s Eli Manning — bandy their football prowess with halftime
punctuated by an iconic tight end – Madonna. For the remaining 151.6 million fans, it’s high-definition homebound when friends coastto-coast share in the Big Game camaraderie and gustatory orgy. Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest grilling day of the winter season, along with the second largest food consumption day of the year, losing out to Thanksgiving. With just days to go ‘til the XLVI extravaganza, it’s time to strategize a creative and healthful game plan if you’re hosting a shindig. Organize a regional potluck incorporating the cuisines of New England, New York and Indiana. For a New York state of mind, culinary cultures merge into a melting pot of American, Latin, Italian, Greek, Cuban and Jewish deli. Try black bean chili with plantain chips and mango salsa; lighter, leaner, turkey, chicken or lamburgers; do a football field pizza – fill a rectangular
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10 days of movies: The 22nd annual Jewish Film Festival BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT For 22 years, San Diego’s Jewish Film Festival has been presenting movies from all over the world about different facets of the Jewish experience. And now, even more than ever, you don’t have to be Jewish to find a movie to love. This year’s selection includes films from 15 different countries, including heartwarming dramas, romantic comedies, incisive documentaries, and a special free program of short films from emerging directors. There are films that deal with the coming together of opposites: young and old, straight and gay, deaf and hearing, left-wing and right-wing, Jews and Muslims. There are films about historical events, not only the Holocaust, but also the Soviet purges of the 1930s and the virtually unknown long march from Ethiopia to the Sudanase border in the 1980s by thousands of Ethiopian Jews hoping to immigrate to Israel. There are bio-pics about Gustav Mahler and Jascha Heifetz, each so full of music it’s like going to a concert, and the not-so-musical lives of Henry Kissinger, Tony Curtis, and Otto Frank (Anne’s father), as well as the lower-profile Polish Catholic priest who discovered and set out to reclaim his Jewish roots. There’s a Teen Day, featuring “Kaddish for a Friend,” a film chosen by the festival’s teen-age focus group, and there’s a Family Day for preschoolers, featuring “Shalom Sesame Street.” Want a few laughs? See “Jews in ‘Toons,” with a special appearance by Mike Reiss, writer/producer for “The Simpsons.” Or “Jewish Food For Thought,” a series of animated pieces about life with his physicist father by Hanan Harchol. “Our theme this year is The Power of Hope,” said Sandra Kraus, who has been
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If you go What: 22nd annual Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Leichtag Foundation When: Feb. 9-19 Where: Clairemont Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, Carlsbad Village Theatre, Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, Ultra Star Mission Valley & Garfield Theatre, JCC La Jolla Schedule: sdjff.org Questions: (858) 362-1330 Best Bets: ‘Mabul (The Flood)’: As he prepares for his bar mitzvah, Mabul, the much-bullied son of dysfunctional parents, manages to bond with the autistic older brother he never really knew. (Israel) ‘Prima Primavera’: A Don Quixote-ish man witnesses a violent robbery and flees from the robber’s revenge, with his unlikely companion, a young gypsy girl with a questionable past. (Hungary/Bulgaria/UK/Netherlands) ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector’: Genius or madman? Time Magazine called this documentary about the childhood, career, and murder trial of the music man who created the legendary Wall of Sound in the late 1950s, “A psycho-profile you can dance to.” (USA/UK) the festival’s producer for the past five years. A longtime member of the local arts community, her background includes event planning at MCASD-La Jolla, designing costumes at the La Jolla Playhouse, and directing shows at the JCC’s Garfield Theatre and other venues. “We believe we have an obligation to remember and honor the past, but we also believe it’s important to move forward and provide hope for the future,” Kraus said. Which means not so many films about the Holocaust, unless they’re really unique. And more films about disparate people discovering their commonalities, like the growing friend-
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BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Over the years, The Beatles have been honored by film, stage, and musical tributes, but probably never before in the medium of quilts. On Feb. 3, the small but mighty Visions Art Museum will present 43 pieces in homage to the Fab Four at an artistsâ€™ reception, part of the monthly First Friday event at Liberty Station. â€œMagical Mystery Tourâ€? is the theme of this yearâ€™s â€œchallenge competitionâ€? from Canyon Quilters, a University City group that includes many of Visionsâ€™ members. The challenge: To come up with a 14-inch-square quilt inspired by the Beatles. Judy Warren-Tippets, a local resident who is also a Visions board member, was pleased to have her â€œLucy in the Sky with Diamondsâ€? chosen for the show. â€œAt first, I couldnâ€™t come up with any ideas,â€? she confessed. â€œBut when I went online and found a list of their song titles â€” they wrote about 200 songs! â€” my memories of the tunes came flooding back. And â€˜Lucyâ€™ sounded like so much fun for an art quilt.â€? Fun is definitely the key word for this exhibit, which promises to be a real crowd-pleaser. â€œThe quilts are whimsical, the artists are local ... Whatâ€™s not to like?â€? said Visions Executive Director, Beth Smith. But wait ... thereâ€™s more. There will actually be three shows and a total of 118 quilts on display at Visions. â€œArt Meets Scienceâ€? is a traveling exhibit of 35 quilts by artists from eight countries, inspired by such unlikely subjects as binary fission, the RNA of microscopic worms, the anatomy of the swine flu virus, and computer-generated images of fractal geometry, which scientists use to describe chaos in the natural world. These beautiful quilts from SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Association) are any-
â€˜Imagining Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,â€™ a quilt by La Jollan Judy Warren-Tippets, is part of the Beatles homage at Visions Art Museum,
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