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Bond measure considered for voter approval by high school district By Marsha Sutton A facilities workshop held Jan. 18 presented San Dieguito Union High School District board members with the latest findings of a Facilities Task Force formed in December 2008 to explore facilities needs for the district for the next 50 years. At the meeting, board members gave cautious approval to consider a bond measure to bring before voters in 2012 to fund some or all of the projects. The district will now move forward “with a planning process over the next nine months that will culminate in a “go/no go” decision for a November 2012 bond levy,” said SDUHSD superintendent Ken Noah, emphasizing that no decision has yet been made to proceed with the bond measure. Noah said trustees “will exercise significant discrimination in determining precisely what should be presented to voters, both in projects and cost, if the decision to place a bond on the ballot is made.” The need for more dollars has been driven by the state’s severe cuts to education in recent years, as well as diminishing developer fees, deteriorating facilities and the district’s stated desire to provide equity for students at each of the district’s schools. School districts, Noah said, must prepare a summary of the See BOND, page 22

Artificial turf field coming to Roger Rowe School By Karen Billing The Rancho Santa Fe School District board of trustees voted to put a new artificial turf field at R. Roger Rowe School at a Feb. 1 special meeting. The board hopes to get the project started this summer, but it is contingent on the district receiving delayed state funds. The initial cost of the youth-13 size field, 55 yards by 100 yards, will be $1,776,770. A natural grass field of the same size would be $1.3 million. “Weighing the difference in cost, I feel like it will give the community a yearround field, it will probably

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last longer and it will enable us to have a better size field we can make usage of,” district superintendent Lindy Delaney said. The board looked at a breakdown of 10-year costs for artificial versus natural turf. The biggest savings come in water costs—where over 10 years it would cost $5,000 for artificial and $140,000 for natural. As water rates continue to rise, that number could be even higher, said Debra Vaughn Cleff of Webb Cleff Architecture and Engineering, the firm selectSee FIELD, page 22


ancho Santa Fe Little League’s Texas Hold 'Em Celebrity Poker Tournament Fundraiser was held Jan. 29 at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Several Major League baseball players attended the event, among other sports celebrities. (Above) John Plewes and Jeff Hunter try their luck at the table. See more photos on pages B12-B14. Photo/Jon Clark

(Above) RSF COMMUNITY CENTER GOLF CLASSIC — The 18th Annual Golf Classic was held Jan. 31 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The event, which benefits the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, included pre-tournament games and fun, on-course games and food, and an after party at the RSF Golf Club featuring food stations. Bruce Shepard tees off at the event. For more photos, see pages B16-B17. FARMERS OPEN— (Right) And another RSF resident, Phil Mickelson, was busy on the links at the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines. Mickelson placed second in the tournament, just one stroke behind Bubba Watson. Photos/Jon Clark

Young RSF golfer makes his mark at Torrey Pines By Phil Dailey Staff Writer Before Rancho Santa Fe resident Anthony Paolucci teed off at the Farmers Insurance Open last week he described his first PGA Tour event as a win-win situation. After making the cut and finishing the tournament with a 3-under par — tied for 29th — there's no doubt that he was right about his assessment. Paolucci, who is a senior at La Jolla Country Day, made

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waves all tournament long as he showed just how talented he is and just how bright his future might be. He finished the event ahead of golf's No. 3ranked player, Tiger Woods, who ended the tournament at 1-under par. Not to mention the 70-plus professionals who failed to make the cut. For anyone who has followed the short career of Paolucci, it may not have been that big of a surprise how well he played. After all, he's the


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Expert sheds light on teen prescription drug abuse RSF woman denies charges By Marlena Chavira-Medford Staff Writer A generation ago, drug addictions were something formed in seedy alleys, in bad parts of town. Today, that’s no longer true. An alarming number of those addictions are starting at home, in the medicine cabinet — especially among kids. According to the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, prescription drugs are the second most abused illegal drug (behind marijuana) by kids ages 12 to 17, and the most commonly abused drug among kids ages 12 to 13. “It’s a national epidemic, and it’s happening here in San Diego County,” deputy district attorney Matthew Williams told an audience at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach during a Jan. 26 talk about prescription drug abuse. “If you think it’s not happening in our back yard, think again.” In fact, from 2005 to 2009, San Diego County saw a staggering 74 percent spike in deaths related to prescription drugs. “A big reason for that is we’re seeing a whole new generation of drug addicts who see pills as a cure-all,” he said. “Think about it: When you turn on the TV today, every other commercial is for some magic pill. That wasn’t the case when we were growing up. We now have a generation of kids who think it’s normal to take a pill for everything.” But those pills can be deadly, namely OxyContin, a narcotic pain reliever. “When kids take these pills they’re putting heroin in their mouths,” he said of the prescription pills, which are synthetically similar to heroin, and can be

ingested, snorted, smoked or shot through a syringe. “These pills are every bit as dangerous as heroin, every bit as deadly as heroin, and every bit as addictive as heroin.” Most OxyContin users start taking a quarter of a pill per day, and within just a few months, graduate up to eight pills a day. And at upwards of $80 a pill, a lot of addicts end up switching to heroin because it’s cheaper. The rash of OxyContin use started locally in affluent North County neighbors, such as Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley, said San Diego Sheriff’s Sergeant Dave Ross, a 21-year police veteran who helped establish the OXY Task Force in San Diego. “While working undercover, I’ve picked up about a thousand pills right here down the street,” Ross said, pointing to the gas station off Via de la Valle and Stevens roads. “This area continues to be a hot spot for OxyContin.” The problem is, a lot of parents don’t know it. North County resident Jodi Frantz was one of the many parents who was oblivious to the prescription drug epidemic — that is, until her own son Patrick became an addict. He tried OxyContin for the first time in 2007 when he was a senior at Torrey Pines High School, she said. After a three-year battle with the drug, he died this summer from an overdose. “The last time I stood here was when I eulogized my own son’s funeral,” she told the audience inside the Solana Beach church through tears. “Seven months ago, my family lived an indescribable nightmare. I received the phone call no

parent wants. “Our grief is indescribable. Our loss is permanent. And my son’s death was unnecessary. The proverbial question of ‘why?’ may never be answered, but the lesson is do not ever take this drug. Not even once. OxyContin addiction is a horrible game of Russian Roulette.” Frantz’s story is, unfortunately, becoming increasingly common in North County. Story after story flashed across the screen of addiction ending in tragedy, and a handful of local parents who had lost their children to OxyContin also stood to be recognized. Sherrie Rubin, a Poway mother, took the stage to share the story of her son Aaron who overdosed on OxyContin when he was 23. As a result, he suffered a heart attack and two strokes. Now 28, her son is a quadriplegic and unable to speak. “My son’s so-called friends found him in the morning and he had turned blue,” she told the audience, with her son in a wheelchair next to her. “They called the pharmacy in Mexico where they had gotten the pills. And they called a buddy who was an EMT, who told them to call 911 immediately. But they did not call 911. Instead, they dragged my son to the car and took him to the hospital. When the doctors asked what had happened to him, they said they had no idea. “I’m here to tell you all, the people you take pills with are not your friends. An addict only cares about one thing, and it’s not you. My son’s story is proof of that. “Prescription pill abuse is a quiet epiSee DRUGS, page B14

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By Joe Tash A Rancho Santa Fe woman denied Tuesday that she and two other men sought to bilk investors by enticing them into fraudulent deals to purchase crude oil, bank guarantees, diamonds and gold, as alleged by New York prosecutors. “The charges are false and ludicrous. It’s a civil trademark infringement case,” said Catarina Toumei, in a telephone interview Tuesday, a day after prosecutors announced the charges against Toumei and her two alleged co-defendants, David Birnbaum and Vladimir Zuravel. Prosecutors and federal investigators said in a press release that Toumei, 45, Birnbaum, 67, and Zuravel, 45, tried to defraud investors by posing as members or representatives of the Guggenheims, a family prominent in investment and philanthropic activities. “The defendants allegedly impersonated one of America’s most famous families to fleece potential victims by pitching bogus investments. This office, with its law enforcement partners, will work to punish criminal imposters who would exploit the good names of families and businesses to line their own pockets,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a prepared statement. According to the press release, Birnbaum and Zuravel were arrested Monday morning, while Toumei “is currently at large.” Toumei, who contacted the Rancho Santa Fe Review in response to an emailed request for comment, declined to state her location. But she denied that she or her co-defendants had done anything wrong and said she plans to “tell the truth” in response to the charges. The co-defendants’ real names are David B. Guggenheim and Vladimir Guggenheim, and she was employed by the father and son for the past year as an investment relations manager, Toumei said. The transactions referred to by prosecutors were not fraudulent, she said, and the heart of the issue is a civil dispute over use of the Guggenheim name and trademark. Her employers, said Toumei, “are real Guggenheims and they have the right to use the name Guggenheim.” See GUGGENHEIM, page 6

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RSF art collectors share masterpieces at SD History Center reception By Diane Y. Welch Contributor As the sun began to set over a picturesque Rancho Santa Fe estate on a recent Saturday evening it fashioned a palette of dappled pink and golden hues. An intimate group of 30 art aficionados, members of the San Diego History Center's (SDHC) Art Council, enjoyed wine and refreshments on the estate patio, but far from marveling at nature's artistry it was the fine art masterpieces inside the estate home that had left them breathless. The home of Frank and Demi Rogozienski contains some of the finest examples of canvasses from the Barbizon School of artists — named for the Barbizon village in the Fontainebleau Forest in France — ever held in a private collection. The movement spanned a brief four decades from 1830-1870 during the Romantic period of the 19th century. During its heyday the artists interpreted nature in all her glory, depicting realistic pastoral scenes and idyllic landscapes, a backlash to the neoclassical traditions of the French Academy. David Kahn, executive director for the SDHC, and

Frank and Demi Rogozienski. (Photo by Diane Y. Welch) Gabe Selak, public programs manager, were in attendance, and Ariel Plotek, assistant curator at the San Diego Museum of Art, whose expertise is in 19th century French art, served as a tour guide, giving a detailed

account of the Barbizon works and other masterpieces on display. The “Art in the Afternoon” event was organized and attended by members of the Art Council board, an adjunct committee of

SDHC, started four years ago. Fran Kinnaird, serves as chair, Al Cutri, vice chair, and Estelle Milch, secretary. Their goal is to invite members interested in art to attend organized art events and tours, and to encourage an interest and awareness of the SDHC's vast fine art collection, Kinnaird said. The Rogozienkis' collection includes original oils on canvas, iconography, drawings, sculpture, pottery, and furniture and accessories. Pieces span centuries, from ancient Egyptian and Greek artifacts to17th century canvasses, to paintings of the late 1800s. The couple began collecting art just seven years ago. It became an immediate passion, said Demi Rogozienski. Their first two purchases were both 19th century French pieces, “Une Femme Traversant la Rue” by Albert Emmanuel Bertrand (1855), and “Maree Basse Au Crepuscule” by Leon Germain Pelouse (18381891). Since 2003 they have amassed a significant treasure trove of masterpieces. Both agree that their favorite piece is a life-size mythological portrait, “Agrippina with the Ashes of

Germanicus” by Giuseppe Nuvolone (1619-1703). The painting was held in Austria when it came on the market. Frank Rogozienski had flown there to purchase another masterpiece but was struck by the Nuvolone. “He called me in the middle of the night and said, 'Measure the fireplace, this painting is humongous and I think I'm going to get it.' And he did,” said Demi Rogozienski. But mostly the Rogozienskis collect together, as both an expression of their love for each other and a love for the art. Along the way Demi has learned how to restore frames and communicate effectively in French. The couple have a second home near Notre Dame, and it is not unusual for them to transport their oversized crated art to their apartment via the Paris Metro. “We are not the kind of collectors who are connected to a dealer, we find the art ourselves. We've traveled to obscure towns, to auction houses and we bid on the art ourselves.” Every item purchased has a story, said Demi. “We find it, we call the experts, we get the condition report, and if we are drawn to it, we buy it.” By opening their home

to members of the SDHC Art Council, the Rogozienskis are raising awareness of fine art from bygone centuries. “We are very passionate about this art and want the future generations to see and to know the Old Masters, and Barbizon and European art because people tend to go to the modern. How can you know modern art if you don't know the history that led to it?” Demi Rogozienski asked rhetorically. The SDHC's art collection goes back 25 years and was initiated by the late Bruce Kamerling, said Kahn. The collection contains paintings, sculptures, drawings, lithographs, etchings and studies, and consists of works created by local artists, as well as works with subject matters relating directly to San Diego. Notable artists are Alfred Mitchell, Charles Fries, Belle Baranceanu, Dan Dickey, Donal Hord and Ivan Messenger. To find out more about the San Diego History Center's Art Council membership and fine art collections visit

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RSF residents work to keep Uganda’s only children’s hospital open By Joe Tash Contributor Two years after building the only children’s hospital in Uganda, a San Diego-based volunteer group is struggling to raise money to keep the facility open. The volunteers — including two Rancho Santa Fe residents — are holding spaghetti dinners and organizing fundraisers around marathon races in an effort to come up with $19,000 each month to meet expenses for the 60-bed hospital near the city of Mbarara in Southern Uganda. The volunteer group had anticipated receiving funding from the Ugandan government but, so far, the money has not materialized. If funding can’t be secured, said Dr. Michael Levy and Michael Lynch, the Uganda Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital could be forced to close. The two are members of the hospital’s board of directors. “It’s something we can’t let go. It’s so important and makes such a difference,” said Lynch, a professor of neurosurgery and a pediatric neurosurgeon at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. “It’s a pretty tenacious group. None of us want to quit,” said Lynch, a businessman and CEO of Techmaster Electronics. “But we need help.” The hospital project was launched several years ago when a missionary from Uganda visited with members of the San Rafael Catholic parish in Rancho Bernardo, said Lynch. A group

About 20,000 children have been treated at the Uganda Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital, the nation’s only children’s hospital, since it was opened two years ago by a San Diego-based volunteer group. Courtesy photos was formed to begin raising money to build the hospital. The volunteer board found support from the University of San Diego, and has since established chapters in Oakland and Belfast, Northern Ireland. The group calls itself a nonprofit, non-sectarian, faith-based organization. The hospital began seeing patients in 2009, although an official grand opening was held last year. Since the hospital opened, said Lynch, some 20,000 children have been treated there, many for complications from malaria, and also many for symptoms related to HIV infection.

As the only children’s hospital not only in Uganda, but also in its region of Eastern Africa, the hospital attracts patients from throughout the country and even from neighboring nations such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, said Lynch. Among the problems of running a hospital in Uganda, said Lynch and Levy, is obtaining the necessary equipment and supplies. Levy said he observed a surgical procedure at a different hospital near Mbarara in which no anesthetic was available, so the doctors and nurses had to sedate the child and hold him

down during the operation. Although the president of Uganda attended the hospital’s grand opening ceremony last July, so far the government has not provided financial support to help pay for operating costs, Lynch said. For now, the hospital is subsisting on donations from the nonprofit group’s chapters in San Diego, Oakland and Belfast, and some funds from the Catholic Church in Uganda, along with fees from patients who can afford to pay. Eventually, Levy and Lynch said, the group wants to build a surgical suite and to establish an endowment that would provide stable funding for the hospital. The surgical suite would also generate revenue for the hospital. The volunteer group is studying whether a business, such as a restaurant or cafeteria, could be established on the hospital grounds to generate money for the hospital, said Lynch. According to the CIA World Factbook, Uganda has a population of 33.3 million. Its infant mortality rate is 63.7 out of 1,000 live births, or 28th highest in the world. Life expectancy at birth is just under 53 years, or 206th of the 224 nations tracked. A 2007 estimate found that 5.4 percent of Uganda’s adult population was infected with the HIV virus, 14th highest in the world. Lynch urged those interested in helping the Holy Innocents

Above: Dr. Michael Levy, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, examines a child. (Below) RSF’s Michael Lynch.

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GUGGENHEIM continued from page 2 She also denied allegations, contained in the criminal complaint, that she told one potential victim she was a countess, and was married to John Ratzenberger, the actor who played the part of Cliff Clavin in the TV series “Cheers.” “All the allegations are false, I never said that,” said Toumei. “I have no idea where any of this stuff comes from.” Prosecutors said Toumei also referred to herself as “Lady Catarina Pietra Toumei.” Toumei said she was given the title of “ladyship” by a European princess for her philanthropic work. She declined to state the name of the princess to protect her privacy. According to the U.S. attorney’s press release, Toumei “generally acted as the front-person in promoting these purported investments,” which included the sale of $1 billion worth of diamonds; multi-billion dollar cash-backed bank guarantees; a venture to distribute vodka with the Coca-

Rancho Santa Fe Review Cola Co.; and a $4 billion transaction involving the purchase of crude oil for a refinery in China. The release said Birnbaum and Zuravel participated in telephone calls or meetings with potential investors, introducing themselves as David B. Guggenheim and Vladimir Z. Guggenheim. “None of these purported investment offerings was made with the knowledge or authorization of the Guggenheim family or legitimate Guggenheim related financial services firms,” the press release said. If convicted of the charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the three defendants each face a maximum of 20 years in prison, the press release said. Members of the Guggenheim family are descendants of Meyer Guggenheim, and the family is known for making its fortune in mining and smelting. Later, the family was involved in philanthropy, including the establishment of art museums in New York and Bilbao, Spain.

Donations of flags from around the world needed at TPHS library media center By Karen Billing Walking into the Torrey Pines High School library media center at the heart of campus, one of the first things you notice is the flags, hanging from the rafters representing nations of the world. “It’s just a beautiful way to display the diversity on our campus,” said Lisa Goldberg, library media teacher. “It’s special I think.” Over the years, families and foreign exchange students have donated flags to make sure their countries are represented. It’s been a great tradition, but Goldberg said the trouble is the school is turning 36 years old this year and some of the flags have aged. “Some of the flags are really old and many are faded and dusty,” said Goldberg, noting the German flag was there when she came to work at the school 26 years ago.

National flags are needed for the TPHS library media center. Since they started the replacement project last year they’ve received a good response, but they still have a need for many flags. Goldberg hopes community

members will help keep the tradition going. Flags needed include: Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China. Columbia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia. Nicaragua, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Venezuela and Vietnam. Preferable replacement size is a 3 by 5 feet and 4 by 6 feet is a maximum acceptable size. Check sites such as or Flags can be sent to the library or flag-tagged monetary donations can be made to the TPHS Foundation/Friends of the Library. For more information, e-mail Lisa Goldberg at

RSF tennis player to represent U.S. at ITF Seniors World Team Championships The United States Tennis Association recently announced that Carolyn Nichols from Rancho Santa Fe will represent the United States at the 31st ITF Seniors World Team Championships. The event is the senior equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, with the top American amateur tennis players representing their countries in men’s and women’s age groups from 35 to 55+. This year’s event will be held Feb. 21-26, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The United States will be defending championships in five of the 10 divisions at the Men’s and Women’s Senior Championships. American teams finished in the top three in eight of the 10 divisions last year. In 2011, Nichols will represent

the United States in the women’s 55 & over division. The ITF Seniors World Team Championships is the most coveted team event on the ITF Seniors circuit. Since its inception in 1981, the number of competitors in this event has increased each year. In 1993, the ITF made the decision to divide the Seniors World Championships into two groups: Seniors (35-55+) and Super-Seniors (60-80+ for men and 60-75+ for women). The Super-Seniors competition will be held later this year. Following the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will take place Feb. 27 – March 6 at the same location.

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Ron Reagan describes search for father’s ‘solitary core’ By Susan DeMaggio Staff Writer Ron Reagan proved he’s every bit The Great Communicator’s son as he entertained an audience of 100 guests at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla on Jan. 26 with tales of growing up with actor/politician/statesman Ronald Reagan as his father. His storytelling would do dad proud. Ron, age 53, came to town as a guest of The Revelle Forum to promote his book, “My Father at 100,” which debuted Jan. 18 at No. 13 on the New York Times bestsellers list. He was interviewed on stage by Phyllis Pfeiffer, publisher of this newspaper. Ron told the audience that he wrote the book as his father’s 100th birthdate approached, with the hope of discovering the “10 percent of my dad’s isolated core that he closely guarded, and that even my mom couldn’t penetrate.” Ron said he began to piece together impressions of his father’s early years by

Phyllis Pfeiffer, publisher of this newspaper group, interviews Ron Reagan at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla on Jan. 26. using the archives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley and by taking trips to the Midwest towns his father grew up in. His findings, he said, led him to the conclusion that “Dad, early on, began to create a template

kid on the block and chased by bullies, admired the local football players and high school leaders and strove to be like them. He joked that his father “had a great capacity for denial,” which probably came from disappointing

for his life, deciding this is what I want to be: a real hero. He worked on this all his life.” He said he realized that his dad, who was nearsighted, small for his age, and (due to the family’s many relocations) always the new

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Local resident is co-founder of a women’s donor circle to help low-income women get slice of the economic pie By Arthur Lightbourn After 30 years as a community volunteer and civic activist in San Diego, Linda Katz has come to a conclusion with a unique twist. “With so many challenges facing the world,” the 57-year-old local resident says, “rather than focusing on what’s wrong and how can we fix it, I prefer to look at what’s right and how can we make more of it.” Her most recent philanthropic endeavor is as cofounder of Women Give San Diego (WGSD) that provides grants to nonprofits in San Diego that are helping low-income women and girls achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. WGSD is a newly

formed donor circle of the Women’s Foundation of California, which for 30 years has been supporting and training women leaders and providing opportunities for hands-on community activism. It currently has nine donor circles throughout the state. Local donor circles connected to larger philanthropic organizations, such as the Women’s Foundation of California, are catching on across the country, Katz says. They have become a trend and model for effective, targeted philanthropy. “While we need to think globally,” Katz added, “we need to act locally.” Katz co-founded WGSD a year ago with La Jolla residents Gayle Tauber and

Quick Facts Name: Linda Katz Distinction: One of three co-founders of Women Give San Diego, a newly formed donor circle of the Women’s Foundation of California, providing grants to nonprofits in San Diego that help underserved women and girls achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. Born: Phoenix, Arizona Education: B.S. degree from Arizona State University with a major in textiles and clothing in business. Family: She and her husband, Mel, have been married 33 years. They have three grown children: Lindsey, 31, Ashley, 27, and Jeffrey, 23; and three grandchildren. Interests: Volunteerism, community activism, family, reading, and participating in the 60-mile Susan G. Komen Marathon for the Cure of breast cancer. Although she never had breast cancer, her closest friend is a cancer survivor and they have walked or crewed together in 10 marathons so far. Physical Regimen: Daily walks with her 3-year-old Labradoodle, Charli; circuit training three times a week; and Pilates twice a week. Recent Reading: “Little Bee,” a novel by Chris Cleave about the fates of a teenage Nigerian orphan and a well-off British couple. Favorite Foods: Mexican Favorite Vacation Spot: Costa Rica Philosophy: “Do unto others…and each of us has different gifts to give and together it all makes magic.”

founding president Jan Tuttleman. They are convinced that when women and girls become thriving members of a community, their communities also thrive and do better. With a growing membership of 78 women, the San Diego donor circle announced recently it is providing $46,000 in its first grant cycle to three local nonprofits committed to increasing the level of self-sufficiency and security among San Diego women and girls. The grantees will receive the funding over a period of two years. The organizations selected for funding are: Just in Time for Foster Youth and its program supporting young women in their transition from foster care to independent adulthood; Dress for Success, which assists low-income women find and retain jobs and build careers; and Supportive Parents Information Network (SPIN) promoting self-sufficiency through loan funding, banking opportunities and advocacy efforts. In keeping with the organization’s determination to include women of every generation in their membership, 40 percent of WGSD members are under the age of 40. Members in their 20s are asked for a minimum gift of $250 a year; members in their 30s, $500 a year; and founding members $1,000 to $25,000 a year. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, WGSD membership fees and donations are tax deductible. Non-member donations are also welcome. WGSD members, in addition to contributing money through their membership gifts, are also being encouraged to bring in their talents to the organization and to serve as volunteers and mentors with the nonprofit grantees selected for support. Katz was born Linda Narramore in Phoenix, Arizona, where she grew up

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with two older brothers who “took really good care of me,” she said. Her father was a career-long executive with AT&T. “My mom and my dad were always active in the community and I volunteered as a little girl with my mom. We were candystripers in a senior center and in hospitals. We were raised with the idea of how lucky we are and how fortunate with what has been given to us and how wonderful to have the ability to give back and share with others.” At Arizona State University, she majored in textiles and clothing in business; and after college went into retail. She became a buyer for a department store where she met her husband, Mel Katz, who was also a buyer. “We moved to San Diego from Scottsdale. My husband and his best friend bought a franchise here,

Manpower, a temp help personnel agency. My husband’s business partner’s wife is my best friend. So the four of us rented a car and moved here 33 years ago.” She worked for a time as a buyer for Bullock’s Department Store. “When we had children, it wasn’t a particularly family-friendly field to stay in, having to work nights, holidays and weekends; so when we started a family, I chose community work as my career.” She and her husband have three grown children. “They are all four years apart, (31, 27, and 23) and I tease that’s what 10 years on the Planned Parenthood board did for me: three children and nobody in college at the same time. Perfect family planning.” Katz is also the founding president of The San Diego Women’s Foundation, and past board

chair of Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties, LEAD San Diego, Senior Community Centers, and Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. Asked what specifically prompted her to co-found Women Give San Diego, she said, after turning 50 and seeing the passing of a number of her good friends, she realized how special every single day is and how every day has to matter. She also decided that she would only be involved with organizations and activities that fuel her “positive energy and bring out the best in me.” “So, with limited resources and limited time, I have found that if I concentrate and dedicate myself to bettering the lives of women and girls, the world will be a little bit better, a little bit quicker.” Katz believes there are all sorts of reasons why women should be involved in philanthropy. “We live seven years longer than men. Women make most of the philanthropic decisions in families. I’m not sure of the exact numbers, but I think women give 5.3 percent of pre-tax dollars to charities; men give 1.3 percent. “And yet women don’t necessarily have the confidence and the knowledge to be the philanthropic decision-makers that we are going to be called upon to become.” WGSD helps develop that confidence and knowledge in philanthropy, Katz said. Before she and her companions formed WGSD, they commissioned a study that concluded there is a clear and compelling need in San Diego to focus on economic security and sustainability for women and girls and that those most in need are immigrants, military families, and the elderly. More information on Women Give San Diego is available at its website:

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Trio con Brio Copenhagen headline Feb. 7 Community Concerts of RSF event Trio con Brio Copenhagen will perform at the Feb. 7 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe event. Trio con Brio Copenhagen — the Korean sisters Soo-Jin Hong and Soo-Kyung Hong and the Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer — was the recipient of the KalichsteinLaredo-Robinson International Trio Award in 2005, one of the most coveted in the world of chamber music. The American Record Guide wrote of the trio's debut CD: "One of the greatest performances of chamber music I've ever encountered... What stands out from this ensemble is the range of tone and sound... They command an amazing range of timbres. Melodies sing with an aching sweetness, or seduce with wild eroticism, or haunt with impenetrable mystery." The season’s kick-off concert, featuring famed, tenor Franc D’Ambrosio and a soldout house, was wildly successful. The venue remains, as for all concerts this season, the

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Horizon Prep 4th grader and Winter Author’s Tea honoree, Tucker Hobbs and his mom Sara. (Above left) Horizon Prep’s Winter Author’s Tea Honorees: Front Row (L-R) Grace Yale, Olivia Aschbrenner, Madison & Mia Mansukhani; Second Row (L-R) Devin McDaniel, Will Hillard, Makaela Lawson, Kyra Hendrickson, Faith Hillard, Brandon Misel, Tucker Hobbs, Michaela Mitchum.

Horizon Prep celebrates young writers Horizon Prep in RSF recently celebrated young writers with the Winter Author’s Tea. “For the first time in the history of Author’s Tea, we have two sets of siblings!” says Horizon Prep Librarian Kelly Hendrickson. “Just being selected is quite an honor, but for two families to have two children selected is unprecedented.” Author’s Tea is held four times during the school year. Students are selected for having greatly improved in their writing skills, or writing above-grade level.

‘Puppy Love’ Helen Woodward Center run/walk benefit to be held Feb. 13 The “Puppy Love” 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Helen Woodward Animal Center will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 7 a.m.-noon. Runners and animal lovers…Put your best paw forward! The Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. on the corner of Via de la Valle and Highway 101; Del Mar. For people and pets; something for everyone! Registration fee: $35. For more information or to register, visit Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, call 858-756-4117, or log on to (click on: “Events.” )

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Hydroponic gardening company supports veterans by going green By Marlena ChaviraMedford Staff Writer After three Iraq tours as an infantry sergeant with the Marines, Collin Archipley was ready for a change of pace — but he couldn’t see himself returning to the 9-to-5 grind. His wife, Karen, saw his return home as a golden opportunity to pursue her dream of moving to Italy, but her husband was set on staying in California. “So, we compromised and he found me Italy here,” she says of their 3acre plot just outside Escondido. Since 2005, this is where the Archipleys have run Archi’s Acres, a hydroponic farm where local produce is grown and sold to nearby markets. “Gardening proved to be a natural stress reliever for my husband,” Archipley said. “There is something therapeutic about being out there.” Thinking it might have the same effect on other combat veterans, they

launched the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program, which helps veterans make a living in the civilian world by teaching them the ins and outs of hydroponic gardening, including greenhouse construction. That six-week course has been such a success that it is now open to anybody who wants to learn the trade, and enrollment is handled through Mira Costa Community College. Hydroponic gardening consumes 75 to 90 percent less water than traditional agricultural systems, something that is especially important in a region where future water resources are limited. Because of that, the Archipleys have decided to broaden their scope by expanding their concept off their farm and in to more North County communities. To make that happen, Archi’s Acres recently partnered with North Countybased Kira Construction to form AgroEcology, a company that uses veteran labor to

build greenhouses for hydroponic gardening. “The thought behind this is we can have our veterans build greenhouses in communities that would like to grow their own produce for the local food bank, or farmers market,” Archipley said. “The community can pitch in and maintain the greenhouse, or they can hire a veteran from our VSAT program to maintain it for them. This is not us putting a hand out in the community saying, ‘Please give us something.’ This is us putting in something that will sustain itself. It helps the community, it helps the environment, and it helps our veterans. We want to see this concept start here in North County and then ripple out across the country.” Ralph Cox, owner of Kira Construction, said these greenhouses do especially well in North County’s perpetually warm climate, and if space is an issue, they can even be built on a rooftop. And even a

small greenhouse at 120 x 35 feet can generate about $75,000 in income for a family, he said. “And, of course, this all feeds back into the mission of helping our veterans,” Cox said, who is also a U.S. veteran. “Veterans know what it is to live a missiondriven lifestyle, and they are the hardest working, most trustworthy employees I’ve ever had. This is the next greatest generation of America. Empowering them with a way to make a living is the best way we can honor those who have served.” You can find Archi’s Acres produce at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market every Sunday (located at the Del Rayo Center, 16079 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067) and at Jimbo’s Naturally grocery stores. For more information about Archi’s Acres, visit For more information about Kira Construction, visit

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RSF resident’s film featured in 21st San Diego Jewish Film Festival By Leigh Ann Dewey Contributor At age 105, local resident Laura Simon savors each day. “I enjoy life every moment that I am here,” said Simon. “I find life fascinating.” A visual artist, author and playwright, Simon is one of an extraordinary group of people in their 90s and 100s featured in “Over 90 and Loving It.” The documentary film, written and produced by Rancho Santa Fe resident and filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz, is part of the 21st Anniversary San Diego Jewish Film Festival, which will feature 45 films shown over 10 days. The festival is sponsored by the Leichtag Family Foundation and presented by the San Diego Center for

Opening the festival Feb. 10 is ‘Berlin 36,’ an account of German Olympic high jumper Gretel Bergmann. (Courtesy) Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. What began in 1989 as a small event in the center gym with a projector on a ladder has grown to be the third largest film festival in

the United States, said festival producer Sandra Kraus. An estimated 16,000 people are expected to view this year’s films, to be screened Feb. 10-20 at five theaters in San Diego and North County.

“All of the films (reflect) a Jewish point of view,” said festival Chair Helen Fleming, “but you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy them. We are reaching out to the entire community. There is something for everyone.” Special events will include a “Baby and Me” screening, with films designed for babies and mothers; a FlixMix for people in their 20s to 40s; and a Teen Screen with movies and pizza for teenagers. Talks by filmmakers and their subjects, including Schutz and Simon, also will be presented. “Over 90 and Loving It” will be the featured film at the Joyce Forum at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Clairemont Reading Cinemas 14 theater, 4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. Schutz turned her hobby of writing poetry into a commercial venture by founding Blue Mountain Greeting Cards with her husband Stephen in 1971. She has written 10 books and produced four documentary films. She said she was inspired to make “Over 90

and Loving It” while watching a 90-year-old band leader and saxophonist perform in New York City. “I was so enthralled with him and his spirit,” she said, so she began seeking out other inspirational seniors throughout the country. Subjects include folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, 91; and “Granny D” Haddock, a political activist who walked more than 3,200 miles to advocate for campaign finance reform. She died last March at age 100. “Each person has a different story,” said Schutz. “but they have common characteristics,” including keeping a positive attitude, never worrying, not thinking about their age, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following their passion. Simon said she is honored to be in the film. She previously appeared in a documentary film featuring senior writers. An avid learner, she has audited numerous classes at UCSD. “I’ve been going to school my entire life,” she said.

IF YOU GO What: 21st Anniversary San Diego Jewish Film Festival When: Feb. 10-20 Where: Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, 4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego;UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego; Edwards San Marcos 18 Theater, 1180 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos; Carlsbad Village Theatre, 2822 State Street, Carlsbad; JCC’s Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla Tickets: $11.25 for JCC members, $13.25 for non-members. Opening/closing night films $13.25-$15.25. Joyce Forum Shorts free. Festival passes, senior/student discounts available. Schedules: (858) 3621348 or

Mainly Mozart brings beautiful music to the Ranch Mainly Mozart kicks off its Spotlight Series at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on Feb. 13, continuing through May 1. “I am very glad that The Inn and Mainly Mozart are partners,” said Kerman Beriker, general managStefan Jackiw er of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. “Bringing wonderful, world-class musicians and music to our community is so rewarding. The amazing concerts in this lovely setting are something you must experience!” Each evening begins with a pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a one-hour concert featuring some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians. Tickets are

priced at $60 per concert and guests can enjoy an exclusive post-concert dinner at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe where they will have the opportunity to interact with the musicians and fellow concert-goers for an additional $65 per person. Series subscriptions are also available for $155-$270. The opening concert of the series features violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson playing Mozart, Chopin and R. Strauss. Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique and has been hailed by the Washington Post for “talent that’s off the scale.” For tickets or more information, call the box office at 619-239-0100, ext. 2, or go to the website:

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County-wide high school essay contest launched The International Bipolar Foundation has as part of its mission to erase stigma associated with mental illness through public education. To that end, they have launched an essay contest open to all high school students in San Diego and Imperial counties. “Our hope”, says Walker, president and founder of IBPF, “is that students will be interested in winning the prize and thereby research stigma in order to write the essay. In so doing, we will be educating a lot of young people and hopefully changing their perception about mental illness.” The topic of the essay is “Changing the Future of Stigma; Bipolar Disorder in 2020.” First and second place winners will be judged by a panel of authors who currently write about bipolar disorder and mental illness and the winner will be announced in May to celebrate May as Mental Health Month. The contest is open to all high school students in San Diego and Imperial counties. In addition to the first place winner getting two tickets to the Cricket Amphitheatre for the 2011 season, the winner will read his/her essay at a luncheon on May 26 featuring Margaret Trudeau, celebrated Canadian and mental health advocate. Margaret Trudeau became the youngest Prime Minister's wife in Canadian history when she married Pierre Elliot Trudeau at the

age of 22. She has led a rich and interesting life by raising five children and travelling the country and the world extensively. Trudeau has authored three books, including her latest, “Changing My Mind,” which has topped the bestselling charts. Trudeau discusses with candor and insight the bipolar condition she has struggled with all her life and shares her journey of recovery, acceptance and hope with the wish that others suffering will reach out and get the help they need. For all her adult life, Trudeau has suffered from the debilitating effects of her bipolar condition. Now, after seeking medical treatment that has given her life balance and happiness, she advocates strongly on mental health issues, helping people overcome the stigma of mental illness that often prevents sufferers from getting help. For more information about the International Bipolar Foundation or to receive the essay rules and registration form, contact Ashley Reitzin: The luncheon featuring Margaret Trudeau is co-hosted by International Bipolar Foundation and Jewish Family Services. For more information, contact Muffy Walker: or call 858-3420327.

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RSF Library to Woodward Center Pet of the Week hold Valentine’s “Gretel is a 1-year-old, spayed, female, chihuahua blend. Full of Teen/Adult Craft’ enchantment and colored like delightful gingerbread! “Gretel” is a event Feb. 12 divine little pal! Plus, quite the Any willing crafters are invited to the RSF Library on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. to make handmade Valentines. They will be perfect to give to the ones you love. For more information, call (858) 756-2512; 17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091.

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Girl’s Jr. Dunkers Basketball Program happening soon in the Ranch Determination can be read on her face as she dribbles down the court. Inching a little closer to the key, she knows that this is her shot and there is no time to waste! Recalling everything that Coach has taught her, she lines up her shot. She shoots, she scores! The crowd goes wild and Mom and Dad stand and cheer proudly. It's that time again to sign up for GJD which runs from February to May! Don’t miss out on the chance to build confidence in your daughter, while creating a memorable experience for the whole family! “One on One Basketball” has done a great job in running the boys’ league and will surely do the same for the girls! Please note the GJD timeline for assessments, clinics and drafts. Grades 1-6 Instructional League (Grades 1 & 2): $175 Member Rookie League (Grades 3 & 4): $225 Member Star League (Grades 5 & 6): $225 Member Assessments Dates: Feb 7, Feb 8 Clinics: Feb 15 and Feb 22 Drafts: Feb 28, March 1, March 2 Call 858-756-2461 to register.

By Erin Leahey, executive director Business to Business Sundowner – Mark your calendar for Feb. 10 Calling all local business men and women; Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks and mingling with Erin Leahey other business owners in the community at The Inn on Feb. 10. $10 for business members and $20 for all other attendees. Call 858-756-2461 for more information and to RSVP. Sunset Soiree & Kids Night Out – Feb. 25

trative expenses. Instead of individual health insurance plans, we will see the formation of health care “co-ops” where people can apply for some of the best insurance available at an affordable rate and give patients choice in which physicians they see. Businesses, too, will be able to participate in these co-ops to help them cover the costs of insuring employees. The changes that health care reform will inevitably bring about in the way medicine is delivered and paid for has created a great deal of fear and anxiety among both patients and medical professionals. At the root of much of that fear is uncertainty

HEALTH continued from page 20 We also need to prioritize preventive care to help keep people well, rather than wait to care for them when they are sick. Hospital care is responsible for an enormous amount of medical costs; we need to keep people healthy and treat them on an outpatient basis as much as possible to get them through their illnesses quickly and effectively. What about health insurance? Clearly, the system needs to change. The new law will require that 80 percent of premiums are used to cover health care costs, not adminis-



Meet new neighbors while having fun with your friends. This popular event is held inconjuction with our Kids Night Out Program. All attendees are asked to bring a plated appetizer and bottle of wine to share. Held at a private residence from 7 – 10 p.m. Rummage Sale: In partnership with the RSF Rotary and R. Roger Rowe School we are still collecting rummage at the RSFCC. Drop offs happen weekly all day Wednesday and Thursday until noon. Now’s a great time to clean out your closets! Stay tuned for Saturday drop off information…We have changed to date to March 26 so we can continue to collect more rummage! brought about by change, especially when such a big part of our economy will be affected. We have not tried to deliver health care like this before, so we do not know what to expect—but we do know that the status quo will be unacceptable in the future. There will be some bumps along the way, but have great opportunities for physicians and hospitals to come together to create a health care delivery model that is better than we have ever seen—one that successfully brings quality care to all at an acceptable cost. Marc Sedwitz, MD, is a vascular surgeon and chief of staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion Oppose proposed RSF Golf Club bylaws amendment What can you expect from health care reform? Dear Fellow Covenant Association Members, I am writing in response to the proposed amendment to the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club bylaws. To try and keep my thoughts simple and clear, I will list points. 1. Membership in the Golf Club has been restricted to Covenant members since 1978. Why change it now if we don't need the money? 2. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf board states they do not need the revenue. 3. Of course, we all want to keep in touch with friends who move. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club has a guest policy for that purpose. 4. Everyone who moved from the Covenant knew the consequences of losing their golf membership when they made their decision. 5. If people moved from the Covenant due to financial reasons, we should not encourage

them to use their limited financial resources on Golf Club dues and fees. 6. If this amendment passes, it may encourage more people to move out of the Covenant while encouraging fewer people who downsize to stay within the Covenant. This cannot be positive for home resale values. 7. Historically, condos with golf membership privileges have sold at 15-20 percent premium to those without that privilege. 8. Some current members who live outside the Covenant have purchased condos (with golf privileges) primarily to have a membership at the RSF Golf Club. They rent the condos to people who don't play golf. 9. Sure, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is getting fewer new members now. Only 70 homes were sold in the Covenant in 2010. Historically, about 25-30 percent of new Covenant owners join the Golf Club. We all expect more homes to sell in the future.

10. The Covenant members "give" the use of the golf course land to the Golf Club "free." There is no lease payment made by the Golf Club to the Association. This keeps dues relatively low at $6,800 per year. Dues at The Bridges are $23,700 per year. The Del Mar Country Club costs $16,800 per year and the Farms costs $16,800 per year. 11. An Association member pays $1,400 per $1,000,000 of assessed value in Association dues annually. For a $3,500,000 home, that equates to $4,900 annually. If that person is not a member of the Golf Club, they must buy a 6- or 12-round pass costing $600 or $1,200 and then pay a use (guest) fee of $85 per round if they desire to play the RSF Club. This contrasts with a non-resident member paying $6,800 annually and no playing fees for unlimited playing privileges (under the proposed amendment). Does this seem fair? I urge you to ask our Association board to turn down this amendment. We don't need it now. It is unfair to Covenant home owners. More importantly, I believe it will cause our property values to decline. All we have to market is the exclusivity and history that is the Covenant. Jim Boon Golf Club Member Covenant Member

By Marc Sedwitz, MD, Scripps Health Nearly one year ago, the Affordable Care Act—more commonly known as the health care reform bill—became law. As its provisions begin to take effect this year, what changes can consumers expect in terms of medical care, insurance and other health-related issues? One of the fundamental tenets of the Affordable Care Act is that it makes health care a right to which every American is entitled, rather than a privilege available to those who can afford it. Its key provisions are to provide access to quality, affordable care for all, as well as enabling patents to choose their doctors. Over the past few years, we have seen health insurance premiums more than double, and many people simply cannot afford to keep paying them; as a result, they may lose access to quality care. Moreover, current insurance guidelines often deny coverage to people with certain pre-existing conditions, making them uninsurable regardless of whether they can afford the premiums. On the other side of the fence, insurers cannot afford to keep paying increasing medical costs without raising rates or excluding the riskiest patients. The Affordable Care Act is really more about insurance reform, not health care reform. Physicians and hospitals need to work together to determine how we can restructure our current health care expenditures and still provide high-quality care. One of the keys to achieving this goal will be to standardize how we provide care across the health spectrum. Currently, we have many different models of physician reimbursement. Fee-for-service physicians and specialists are compensated differently than primary care physicians, which is leading to a shortage of primary care physicians that will have a major impact in the years ahead. We also have wide variances in how we treat patients. Across the country, we see significant discrepancies in how the same conditions are treated. Procedures and costs vary greatly, and redundancy creates even more expense. We need to analyze outcomes and determine the “right” way to treat an illness—the “best practices” of health care that deliver quality, effective care at a reasonable cost. Several of the country’s leading health care systems are now sharing their outcome data for major procedures with the goal of identifying “best practices” that deliver high-quality, effective care at an optimal cost. See HEALTH, page 18

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GOLFER continued from page 1 year-old looked as though he had nerves of steel and was going about his game as though nobody was watching. Inside, however, he said it was much different. "I was really nervous," Paolucci said. "My legs where shaking the first couple holes." By Friday afternoon, he knew he was likely in contention to make the cut. "I just knew if I just kept playing solid I would have a really good chance of making it," he said. Paolucci birdied No. 18 just to make sure. For Anthony's father,

Mike, his expectations were a bit mixed heading into the event. "Playing in your first Tour event and making the cut, it's just unrealistic to think that would happen, particularly if you're in high school," he said. "But on the other hand, I've seen him play several practice rounds (at Torrey Pines) and I've seen him play the last few months and he has been making a lot of birdies and he has been hitting the ball incredibly well, so in the back of my mind I was thinking, 'Maybe he does have chance because he's been playing so well.' I've said before, ‘It's all going to come down to his nerves and how he handles that, 'cause I knew he has the game to play I just didn't know if he could manage his emotions.’" A good move The Paolucci family made the move to San Diego County about 16 months ago from Dallas. Mike Paolucci took a new job in Carlsbad at Life Technologies, a biotechnology tools company. For the younger Paolucci he quickly got hooked up at the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, a move Mike said has had a profound impact on his son's game. "Titlest Performance Institute has basically taken control of every aspect of his game," Mike Paolucci said. "From his physical fitness to his golf swing to his short game to his clubs to chiropractors, massage, physical therapist — every aspect they are treating him like a Tour player.

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There's no doubt in my mind that if it weren't for the Titleist Performance Institute, he wouldn't have been (playing in the Farmers)." Making friends with Lefty While living in Rancho Santa Fe, the Paoluccis have forged a bond with one of the top golfers in the world in Phil Mickleson. Both are members at The Bridges. "Phil has been incredibly positive to Anthony about how he can play and that he's got the game," Mike Paolucci said. Mickleson and Anthony played a practice round at Torrey Pines where, according to Mike, Mickleson gave him "a lot of instruction on where to hit the ball." Their bond was

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BOND continued from page 1 projects proposed for expenditures of General Obligation bonds and are restricted from using the money to offset general fund operating costs. A bond, he said, would be specifically for school facilities and capital improvements. A parcel tax, by contrast, can be used for any educational or operational expense, he said, which could include salaries, benefits, teaching positions, supplies, equipment and facilities. Both, however, result in an increase in property taxes. Passage of a bond measure requires 55 percent of voter approval, while a parcel tax requires a two-thirds vote, making a parcel tax harder to pass. But because there is a lower threshold for passage of a G.O. bond, a communitybased, citizens’ oversight committee is required to monitor the allocation of bond money and ensure that bond proceeds are spent according to the intent of the measure, Noah said. Parcel taxes have no such requirement. Noah further differentiated between the two, saying that most parcel taxes are from four to seven years in length, while G.O. bonds generally result in a tax levy over decades, resulting in a lower annual cost to the taxpayer but for a longer period of time. The district, Noah said, is not recommending or considering a parcel tax. Noah said each site will now form a planning group to review the work that’s being proposed for that site, to determine if the earlier assumptions still hold and if there are new considerations that warrant refinement of the site plan. “Once we’re completed with that, we’ll have a better sense of what the real cost of a bond would be that we would consider submitting,” Noah said. The district will also consider whether there is sufficient community support for a bond measure. And if California Gov. Jerry Brown is able to extend temporary taxes to address the deficit crisis, Noah said that might affect the level of support San Dieguito voters would have for a local bond. “If any of those things don’t come together, then I think it would be awfully difficult to go out for a bond levy,” he said. Potential funding mechanisms include district-wide General Obligation bonds that would levy a tax on all property within the school district, including those within existing Community Facilities Districts where property owners already pay taxes

Rancho Santa Fe Review for schools and other improvements. The G.O. bonds would be issued in a series of four, with terms of 25 to 40 years each. The initial proposal suggested a tax of $21 per $100,000 of assessed value of the property. An alternative being considered is to create a School Facilities Improvement District which would allow the district to levy the bond tax on only those properties outside existing CFDs. To raise the needed money, a suggested rate of $28 per $100,000 of assessed value would be needed. Projects by school site The long-range facilities plan reviewed student demographics, economic trends, housing development and other factors to determine district facilities needs for the next 50 years. The potential projects include modernization, capital improvements, technology upgrades, demolition, expansion of existing facilities, and new school construction. The district identified about $292 million worth of facilities projects, although a final bond measure may only include funding for a portion of the projects on the list. From data shared at a board workshop in March 2010, the breakdown by school is as follows: Middle Schools: Carmel Valley: $5.2 million Earl Warren: $30 million Diegueno: $17.5 million Oak Crest: $18.2 million High Schools: Canyon Crest: $15.4 million Torrey Pines: $65.1 million La Costa Canyon: $13 million San Dieguito: $53.8 million Broken down by area, the estimated cost for total facilities needs in the northern part of the district comes to about $128.8 million. In the south, the estimated cost is about $140 million. Each half contains two middle schools and two high schools. Canyon Crest Academy and La Costa Canyon High School were originally listed as needing $24 million and $22 million, respectively, but solar projects included on the list – costing $8.6 million and $9 million, respectively – have already been completed. In addition to these eight schools and Sunset Continuation High School, two new middle schools are projected – one for the northern portion of the district and one for the south. The cost for the northern middle school, where the district already owns the land, is listed at $26.3 million. The projected cost for a new middle school in the south is $55.3 million, including $8.2 million for land acquisition. This is expected to

be offset by about $31 million in state funding and developer fees, bringing the anticipated cost to about $24.3 million. Canyon Crest and the new middle school would be located adjacent to one another, with a plan for some shared-use facilities. The district’s total wish list comes to about $292 million, although it’s $274 million once the $18 million for the two already completed solar projects is deducted. Expenses for Sunset Continuation High School and miscellaneous costs make up the difference. Noah said both new middle schools are needed. “The question is by when,” he said. Although there has been a slowing in growth, he said the timing is mostly economically driven. “At some point in time, we’re going to need the facilities in both areas.” Enrollment numbers Projects at Canyon Crest Academy include construction of a new $12-million two-story classroom building, which would increase the school’s capacity to 2,200 students. Current enrollment is nearly 1,900. About $7 million in athletic field upgrades and $8.3 million in soft costs make up the rest. This amount would be offset by about $12.2 million in anticipated money from the state and developers. Although Canyon Crest was originally marketed as a small school compared to Torrey Pines, Noah said keeping CCA’s enrollment at 1,800 is not necessary when the school can handle 2,200. “The long-range planning committee felt that a school of 2,200 was very doable,” he said, adding that it was difficult to deny access to CCA if there is demand and room. At Torrey Pines High School, new construction is estimated to cost about $13.8 million, while modernization expenses are estimated at about $28.6 million. A solar project would cost $8.4 million, with other miscellaneous expenses estimated to be about $21.9 million. About $7.9 million is expected from the state, leaving a $65.1 million bill – the most expensive project on the list. Enrollment at Torrey Pines is currently about 2,560 but is expected to grow in 10 years to 3,600 students. Maximum capacity at Torrey Pines is listed as 3,488 students, with preferred capacity of 3,011. Carmel Valley Middle School needs the least amount of facilities improvements, according to the district’s report. Enrollment is currently about 1,470 and is projected to increase in 10 years to 1,675 students. Maximum capacity is 1,545, and preferred capacity is 1,331. Noah said the addition of a new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch would ease

over-enrollment at CVMS, and put each school at about 1,000 students. Earl Warren, the middle school with the fewest students, requires the most money. Current enrollment is 704, projected enrollment in 10 years is 803, and capacity is 1,005. No modernization is recommended for Earl Warren. Rather, the plan calls for $18.7 million in new construction, $6 million in site improvements and $7.4 million in miscellaneous costs. “Earl Warren would have a significant renovation,” said Noah, who noted that Earl Warren is no longer central to an attendance area due to shifting populations. This may mean the school’s focus eventually transforms into “something unique that would make it a school of interest,” he said. On the report’s “must do” project list are federal and state compliance codes for disabili-

ties, fire, safety, hazardous material and infrastructure issues. The “should do” list includes technology upgrades, furniture and equipment, libraries, labs, gyms, athletic fields, theaters and performing arts needs. Also on the list is the need for parity among schools, energy efficient systems and the replacement of portable classrooms. The Facilities Task Force consists of 28 members and includes six teachers, six parents, five representatives of business and community organizations, two students and a number of other district and regional officials. The San Dieguito Union High School District serves over 12,000 students in grades 7 through 12 and stretches from Carmel Valley in the south, east to Pacific Highlands Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe, and north to the southern edge of Carlsbad.

Surveying voters To better understand voters’ knowledge of the San Dieguito Union High School District and their receptivity to a possible bond measure, the district authorized a telephone survey, which was conducted last December. About 600 randomly selected registered voters residing in the district who were deemed “likely to cast a ballot in the November 2012 statewide election” were contacted. Key questions of concern for the district were how the community views education compared to other pressing issues and what types of facilities or facility improvements the community would support. The survey found that 63 percent of voters correctly identified the name of their high school district. Seventy-five percent identified government waste and inefficiency as the most serious local problem. That was followed by 67 percent most concerned with the lack of jobs, 63 percent with the effect of budget cuts on public schools, 60 percent with the economy, 53 percent with illegal immigration, 48 percent with drugs and drug abuse, 31 percent with the amount paid in local property taxes, and 26 percent were most con-

FIELD continued from page 1 ed for the field renovation. After 10 years, the artificial turf will have to be replaced for $375,000. The average cost of the field per year over the 10-year period will be $221,677. Trustee Todd Frank questioned what the board could do to prolong the life of the field. Delaney said with regular maintenance, the field

REAGAN continued from page 7 She told me, ‘I read it. I loved it. It made me cry and I’m very proud of you.’ ” Through his humorous reminisces (like the time he beat a visibly shaken father in a backyard swimming contest, and the time he left a disagreement with his dad’s nostrils flaring and pajamas flapping down the hall, fists clenched) Ron acknowledged that the pair rarely saw eye to eye on issues — especially when young Ron declared himself an atheist at age 12, left home

cerned about the quality of public education. When asked if they would support a $350 million bond for local middle and high schools, 32 percent said definitely, 27 percent said probably, 21 percent said definitely not, and 11 percent said probably not. The margin for error is 4 percent. Other survey findings included a list of voters’ top priorities for education, which were hiring and retaining qualified teachers, ensuring that bond money is not used for administrators’ salaries, fixing leaky roofs, expanding career and technical education, requiring annual audits, upgrading technology, and removing asbestos and lead paint. A summary showed that the strongest supporters of a bond measure were Democrats, women, voters ages 18 to 49, and those with school-age children. Republicans were evenly split on bond support. Independent voters, identified as key, accounted for 61 percent of voters in the district. Support varied little from city to city within the district, nor was there much difference between voters living within or outside of a Community Facilities District.

should maintain well—the initial cost includes a machine that will rake and fluff the turf. Delaney said traditionally their field is open on weekends for people to use but there is the option to close the field if the board desires. “You could seal it off but it is a community field and I like the idea that the community can use it,” she said. People who regularly use the field on weekends are very respectful, Delaney said,

the only issue they have is with dogs and people not picking up after them. Additional design options for the field will continue to be discussed, including restrooms, a snack bar, scoreboard, bleachers, power outlets and public address system. There is an opportunity to stub out the utilities for these items in preparation for the future, an option the board should consider taking, trustee Jim Depolo said.

at age 18, and dropped out of Yale University in 1976 after one semester to become a ballet dancer with the Joffrey Ballet’s second company. But despite his liberal views, being the son of a conservative icon never dampened his love and admiration for his father. Ron said there were many times (the assassination attempt in 1981 and the endless meetings with bureaucrats and politicos who Ron termed “inside people” for their pallid complexions, rumbled suits and somber demeanors) when his heart ached for this father (an outside person who loved sports, swimming and sun-

shine). Ron’s reply was swift and pointed when asked if there was any similarity between Barack Obama and his father. “Both are very good speakers,” he said. “Both show a willingness to compromise. But my dad was rhetorically straight and ahead with where he’s going. He wouldn’t withdraw from discussion. If he had to make 20 percent compromise, later he’d say that he got 80 percent of what he wanted, and that was pretty good. “You’ve got to use the bully pulpit to get what you want. If you’ve got the bully pulpit, use it.”

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RSF students create art hearts for healing


n artist reception and auction was held Jan. 30 at Flower Hill Promenade. The event, featuring works from Janis Reeser's middle school art class at R. Roger Rowe School, was part of the third Hearts for Healing project at Rancho Santa Fe School. Students donate their paintings to enhance the healing environment and to help lift the spirits of people in local hospitals and clinics. hotos by Jon Clark

Above: Sandra Sandria with her painting ‘Lightness of Heart’ Artist Gerrit Greve opens the live auction by taking bids for Jack Creed’s painting ‘Heart of Hearts.’

Above: Rachel Fetzer with her painting ‘Heart of Paris’

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Above: Ava Domann with her painting “Heart of Wisdom” Right, Julie Domann with her painting ‘Eat, Paint, Love’


(Above) Project coordinators artist Gerrit Greve and art teacher Janis Reeser. Behind them is the painting “Love is in the Air” by Julia Ventura. Above, Tatiana Torre with her painting ‘Faith’ (Left) Kaitlin Goetz with her painting “Checkerboard” (at top)

Above, Sophia Balderas with two of her paintings ‘The Force that Unites Us’ and ‘The Heart of Illusion.’ ; Left: Grace Busby with her painting ‘Nothing’s Impossible’ (bottom)


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‘Feel the Love’ poetry reading and RSF Education Foundation: Literacy excellence Open call art reception to be held Feb. 12 for artists provides the basis for academic success On Saturday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 - 8 p.m., join the Solana Beach Art Association for its annual celebration of Valentine's Day. “Feel The Love” is a live poetry reading and art reception that will take place at The Book Works store and the Heather Roddy Art Gallery on the second level in Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar. Complimentary wine and cheese refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to this free community event, but parental discretion is advised. Some poems might have grown-up and explicit content. While 20 poets will read their own original or previously published romantic/love inspired poetry, local artists will display, CLIP HEART, unframed, original Valentine inspired mini-masterpieces, that are on exhibition at the Heather Roddy Art Gallery. All art work will be for sale, with a uniform price of $50 each, just in time for that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for Valentine’s Day. The Book Works will have a wide collection of love- themed books, gifts and greetings cards for sale. For more information visit The Book Works online at or

If you were to ask any teacher at R. Roger Rowe School what forms the foundation for a child’s future academic success, undoubtedly the answer would be literary excellence. A solid base in reading is crucial, and struggling with reading can hinder a student’s success in other academic pursuits. Addressing obstacles to literacy development at an early stage facilitates initial and enduring academic success. That is why Literacy Excellence is one of the most important programs funded by the parents and community through the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation, and one of the stars in the R. Roger Rowe School’s “Five-Star Education Program.” Foundation funding provides for specialized training of all classroom teachers At the R. Roger Rowe School, literacy skills are stressed from the moment children enter kindergarten. From the youngest, most novice writers to the more sophisticated writers in the upper grades, their stories and narratives are shared, celebrated and “published.” This is because the school is one of 15 nationally affiliated schools accepted as part of the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Program. 100 percent of the school’s classroom teachers have been trained in the Columbia University model, and continue to refine their methods through ongoing support from the Columbia Program. Just last week, a team from Columbia was on campus working with the fifth grade students in a classroom “model lab.” While being hands-on with actual students, the team collaborates with the classroom teachers to continually improve their skills. Foundation funding provides two extra literacy coaches The RSF Education Foundation also pro-

Literacy Support Teacher Kim McCowan with 1st graders during a form of small group instruction called "guided reading." Students (L to R) Lexi Wislar, Laura Rikkers, Julia Cowan. vides for two additional credentialed literacy coaches, one for grades K-4 and another for grades 5-8. With additional training, these specialized educators sit in on classroom instruction, working alongside the teacher and providing guidance in the Columbia University Program. Under this model reading and writing are taught as “joined practices.” Their research has shown that students write best when writing and reading instruction are coordinated, developing “literacy excellence.” Foundation funding also provides for five additional Literacy Support Teachers In addition to the Literacy Coaches, five fully credentialed and specialized Literacy See ACADEMIC, page B22

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Santa Fe Christian student Danielle Flores accepts athletic scholarship Santa Fe Christian student Danielle Flores will pack her tennis racket and head to the University of Utah on an athletic scholarship as she has signed a Letter of Intent to play for the NCAA Division I Pac-10 School. Danielle was named the 2008-09 Western League Player of the Year and is currently ranked No. 80 in the USTA’s 18-year-old division. Danielle, whose current singles record stands at 70-6, was a finalist at the CIF District Individual Championship. Santa Fe Christian Schools is a Christian, college preparatory school located in Solana Beach, CA. For more information, call (858) 755-8900 or

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Rancho Santa Fe expresses thanks to the military For the 6th year in a row, the Rancho Santa Fe community has come forward with cards and letters to military personnel serving overseas. With the help of The Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, 1,000 RSF Valentines of thanks, appreciation and honor will be sent to U.S.A. service men and women stationed all over the world. The FSO collects and distributes monthly shipments of non-perishable items and these Valentines will supplement their February packing . Hundreds of colorful, decorated Valentines and touching letters were made by the students and staff of Rancho Santa Fe School and Horizon Prep. In addition, this year, adults of the community were encouraged to write their own letters and notes, on the spot, at the RSF Post Office on Friday, Jan. 21. More than 100 notes were collected in two hours! Many residents thanked the Kids Korps members for providing the opportunity and stationary to voice their appreciation to those service men and women who devote themselves to our freedoms. Several veterans mentioned that they wished this encouragement was given to them when they served. A special thanks to the RSF Association, the RSF Community Center, R. Roger Rowe School, Horizon Prep., Frogs Gym Solana Beach and RSF Kids Korps for making it possible for Rancho Santa Fe to salute our heroes! (Above, l-r) Jasmine King, Grant Pollin, Jack Pollin, Tice McKinney, Adam Knees. Photo above/Jon Clark

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Fairbanks Team Spirit wins division in Southern California Sectional Championship Local USTA junior tennis team, the Fairbanks Team Spirit, recently won the Southern California Sectional Championship in the 12 and under intermediate division. The team included Luke Williams, Grace Bruton, James Susman, Alex Goskowicz, Safi Jafri, Julia Wisnia, Charlie Castle, Jessie Walker and Sophie Raizadeh. The players attend Solana Pacific Elementary School, Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, Earl Warren Middle School, Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla Country Day, and

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February 3, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Local playwright chooses SD for ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’ premiere By Diana Saenger REVIEW Stage, screen and TV writer Stephen Metcalfe brings both humor and harsh reality to the Cygnet Theatre stage with the world premiere of his play “The Tragedy Of The Commons.” The fine cast, directed by Cygnet’s artistic director Sean Murray, presents a tale with a San Diego “hook,” that is fresh and absorbing. A homey Adams clan livingroom scene launches the journey into this complex family. Dakin (Jim Winker) and Macy (Veronica Murphy) are empty nesters but the Golden Years have not yet arrived. Dakin, seriously missing his days as a teacher, spends his time on the computer sending out random blogs he calls “Notes from Zone 10.”

Although the couple’s sons Spencer (Francis Gercke) and Alan (Manny Fernandes) admonish Dakin with claims that no one cares about his thoughts on the genetic makeup of a spider or world situations, he continues to write and hit the send button. Meanwhile, mother Macy is getting plenty of exercise because every time she tries to reason Dakin back into the real world, they end up in a stalemate and she takes the dogs for a walk. It’s only when their neighbor Carl (Tim West) announces he and his wife are selling their home that Dakin comes energetically alive. Dakin suddenly understands that his treasured view of the beach directly above Carl’s house could disappear if a new owner decides to build up.

And that’s exactly what happens when new neighbor Diane (Monique Gaffney) shows up with a cheap bottle of wine for Dakin. Even the unchilled wine is no match for the coldhearted stern investor who tells Dakin she is indeed going to rebuild and block his view. But the prickly predicament reveals that Dakin and Macy have far bigger issues between them. Metcalfe, who brought humor to his adaptation of “Pretty Woman,” nailed difficult family relationships in “Jacknife” with Robert De Niro and Ed Harris, and then dove into complex character interactions in the Old Globe’s “Loves and Hours,” continues his magic in “The Tragedy of the Commons.” The show shines from Metcalfe’s ability to make an audience laugh, think, and be surprised. Just when you

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February 3, 2011


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Terrie Litwin Appreciation Class – Two Part Osher Lifelong Learning Course Beginning Thursday, Feb. 10, France-Marie Haeger, art therapist and fine arts instructor will present “The Mysteries of Art.” Students will learn how old masters and contemporary artists convey their experiences, observations and interpretations in their work and how they express their visions and emotions. The first part of this class will meet at the Senior Center each Thursday from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Feb. 10 through March 10. Part two will meet at the Senior Center each Thursday from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., March 17 through April 21 (no class on March 24). To register, please call Osher Lifelong Learning Program at 760-750-4020. Kitchen Safety Tips & Cooking for One or Two People Join us at the Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. for a unique cooking class taught by Certified Personal Chef, Pamela Croft. Pamela will offer valuable tips for making your kitchen user friendly and safe and show you how to scale down favorite and new recipes when cooking for one or two people. She will also conduct

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Orchestra Nova San Diego, under the leadership of Jung-Ho Pak, will be performing its Nova Classics series of concerts in Rancho Santa Fe again, beginning with its Nova Intimately concert on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. in the new Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center on the grounds of the Rancho Santa Fe School. Orchestra Nova was founded in Rancho Santa Fe 27 years ago as the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and performed its Classics series at the Fairbanks Country Club and the Del Mar Country Club as well as its Pops series of outdoor concerts in the town center throughout most of the first 25 years, until its move to the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley for the 2009-2010 season. “We are absolutely thrilled to be coming back to the Ranch,” says conductor Jung-Ho Pak. More information and tickets are available at or by calling 858-350-0290.







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February 3, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Celebrate Cupid’s month at the Grand Del Mar Splendid ways to celebrate the month of love at the Grand Del Mar: Cupid’s Classic at The Spa Available Feb. 1-28 •30-minute bath for two accompanied by a bottle of Tarlant Champagne plus chocolatecovered strawberries •60-minute Swedish massage •30-minute moisturizing aromatherapy scalp massage $725 per couple. For reservations: 858314-2020. Couple’s Golf Clinic & Wine Tasting at The Grand Golf Club Available Sat: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 – 1 to 2:30 p.m. •75-minute golf clinic, including full swing and short game instruction •15-minute wine and cheese tasting $60 per couple; Space limited to 10 couples per clinic. Reservations: 858.314.1930. Culinary Class “Pas de Deux” Wed, Feb. 2; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Class includes a cocktail reception, cooking demo, dinner and dessert, as well as takehome recipes. •Chef Camron Woods prepares Chateaubriand for Two. •Assistant Pastry Chef Mary Catherine Woods finishes with White Chocolate Crème Brûlée with Pomegranate Seeds. $135 per couple. Reservations: 858-3142000. At Addison in February and on Valentine’s Day •Amour in Le Salon – February: Tues. through Sat., 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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Valentine’s Day Special The Inn at RSF offers Valentine’s romance package The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, one of the most romantic boutique hotels in Southern California, will offer a choice of Valentine’s packages designed to immerse couples in romance, according to the hotel’s Managing Director Kerman Beriker. “Our Spanish style Inn is an ideal place for a romantic rendezvous any time,” said Beriker. “However, on Valentine’s Day we are heating things up with room and dining opportunities, including one that includes a beautiful diamond.” The Ultimate Valentine’s Package for Two Sparkling at the top of the list of offerings is The Inn’s Ultimate in Romance Valentine’s Package for Two. The package features round trip limousine transportation to and from the hotel from any location in San Diego County; accommodations for one night in The Inn’s Luxurious Honeymoon Suite, with champagne and Caviar upon arrival; a couple’s massage in the suite; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the suite patio; and an eightcourse wine pairing dinner for two prepared personally by The Inn’s Award Winning Executive Chef John Beriker and served on a custom built platform over the pool accom-

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

A rose is a rose — not! By Penelope Bax Ever wonder why someone at a small kiosk stand on the side of road can advertise and sell a dozen roses for $9.99 ... and yet you call your local florist and get hit with a much higher price?

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In simple terms let me put it this way: Ever drive cross country in a Volkswagen bus? Or in a Mercedes? Both experiences will be grand, just very different. Just like the cars we choose to drive, the produce we shop for, the tile we choose for our entryways… in roses there are many grades to choose from. In my shop we carry only Ecuadorian roses, FedExed in three times a week from a number of farms down there. They are simply the finest roses grown in the world, and yes we pay dearly for them. We pursue the finest presentation of an upscale vase, an assortment of pretty greens and avoid the baby breath filler with a vengeance. But least you think these roses are out of your budget, consider one of our mixed bouquets, perhaps accented with a few roses. Flowers are unmatched as a great Valentine’s gift. Where else can you find a beautiful, personal gift that makes such a powerful impact – with just one phone call? I bet YOU remember the last time you received flowers … For questions or comments, Penelope can also be reached via email at; 858www. 756-5023; Web Site: Penelope Bax is the owner of RSF Flowers & Gifts.

Dr. He Said, Dr. She Said 8 myths about sex By Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. (Dr. He) and M'Lissa Trent, Ph.D. (Dr. She) Dear Readers: We've researched some myths about sex that we thought we'd share with you. We know there are a lot more of these out there, so write to us and let us know what myths you would like to debunk. Hopefully in doing so we can demystify one other big myth: that sex is a taboo topic not to be discussed in a straightforward manner! Myth #1. The most important pleasure zones are in the lower region of the body. Remember that your brain plays a huge part in how you feel about yourself, your partner, and sexuality in general. Feeling turned on by your partner's personality can be as arousing as having certain body parts touched! Both you and your partner's presence and enthusiasm for love making is what really turns up the heat. Be sure and bring your whole self into the bedroom along with your body! Myth #2. If you are in a long-term, loving relationship, sexual desire should come easily.

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opportunities to win a car on all Par 3 holes. Peter and Sandy Mossy and Mossy Auto, as well as Bill and Susan Hoehn and Hoehn Motors, have donated two luxury cars each for the Hole In One opportunities on all the Par 3 Holes. Other Friends of San Pasqual Academy committee members include Karen Ventura, Helaine Silverstein, Carol Cebron, Lois Jones, Ann Boon, Carole Markstein, Heidi Hollen, Karen Gray, Andrea Reynolds, Chuck Yash, Kathy Yash, Teri Summerhays, Kathy Lathrum, Eleanore Clark, Monica Sheets, Debby Syverson and Joan Scott. According to Lois Jones, “This tournament provides much needed funds for the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. College scholarships, athletic programs, academic enrichment programs, music programs, computers and more are made possible due to funds raised by many generous participants. Many wonderful high school memories for these foster kids are created by the efforts of Friends of San Pasqual Academy by putting on Proms, dances and other school events that would not occur. This tournament and dinner make many things possible for these deserving teens.” If you would like more information on “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” please call 858 7593298. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. All proceeds go to the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Please visit our Web Site at Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

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Volunteers of Friends of San Pasqual Academy are getting ready for their 7th Annual golf tournament, "Tee It Up For Foster Teens," that will benefit the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. It will be held at The Santaluz Club on April 25. Pictured left to right: Joan Scott, Stacy Maloy Freismuth, Thom Freismuth, Madeline Javelet, Lois Jones, Helaine Silverstein, Teri Summerhays, Jeff Javelet, Stacy Snyder, Karen Gray and John Snyder.

Don’t miss the “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” 7th Annual golf tournament, dinner and auction that will take place on Monday, April 25, at The Santaluz Club. Even if you are not a golfer, join in the cocktail party, dinner and auction festivities that benefit the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. “We have unique, wonderful auction items that will be available for our participants”, states Karen Ventura. Auction items include golf and lunch with Charger Quentin Jammer, dinner for 12 people at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club or at your private home, a “Nine and Dine” package that will include golf and dinner at the Markstein residence and more wonderful items will be available for Friends of San Pasqual Academy supporters. Dinner tickets can be purchased by calling 858-759-3298. Sandy, Dana and Graham Saxton and Jake’s Restaurant have once again, donated the dinner wine for this event. Quentin and Alicia Jammer are the honorary chairpersons and the co-chairpersons are Thom and Stacy Freismuth, Jeff and Madeline Javelet and John and Stacy Snyder. Sponsors for “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” are Ken and Carole Markstein and Markstein Beverage Company, Bill and Donna Herrick, Mike Maher of Merrill Lynch and Craig and Karen Edwards of Rancho Santa Fe Insurance. More sponsorships at many levels, are available for this event. Plan to golf in this prestigious tournament, which includes dinner for two and also a fun cocktail reception. There will be four

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“What you see here tonight is just a tiny little glimpse into the epidemic that’s happening right here,” she said. “But by hearing this information and these stories, you are getting an opportunity we never had.” TIPS FOR PARENTS: San Diego Sheriff’s Sergeant Dave Ross said that while OxyContin continues to be one of the most abused prescription drugs, other pills such as Vicodin, Xanax, Valium, Lortab and

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The 18th Annual Golf Classic was held Jan. 31 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The event, which benefits the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, included pre-tournament games and fun, on-course games and food, and an after party at the RSF Golf Club featuring food stations. This annual event is the Rancho Santa Fe Community Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest fundraiser. Honorary Committee Members for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event include: Willy Ayyad, Jim Cimino, Michael Coit, Tim Fox, Jon Matty, Scott Stratton, Henny den Uijl, and Jim Wright. Photos/Jon Clark

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Highlands Jewelers can solder any type of metal Highlands Jewelers has been a prominent business in Carmel Valley since 1989. Victor Manoushakian, the owner and jeweler has been busy with his new laser machine. Victor purchased the Rofin Starweld Laser soldering machine at the JCK jewelry show in Las Vegas last year. This $30,000.00 machine can solder just about any type of metal (such as platinum, gold, silver, titanium and more). Victor is an expert in laser welding and restoration. If it can be fixed, Victor can fix it. As everyone knows. Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. Highlands Jewelers is having a special sale for Valentine’s, 25 percent off on all heart-shaped jewelry and any jewelry set with red color gems, now through Feb. 28 2011. They have gifts for any budget. Come visit your neigh-

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Week in sports By Gideon Rubin Boys basketball: Torrey Pinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; six-game winning streak ended with a narrow 73-71 loss to Windward of Los Angeles in a Jan. 29 nonleague State Showcase game at Fairfax High. The loss capped a week in which the Falcons improved to 4-0 in Palomar League play with their fifth and sixth consecutive victories. Joe Rahon scored 30 points to lead the Falcons in the Windward game, and C.J. Vafiadis and Nick Kerr added 15 and 14 points, respectively. Rahon scored 26 points to lead the Falcons in a 68-29 trouncing of Mt. Carmel on Jan. 26. Max Heller scored 18 points in an 81-47 league win against Ramona two days later. Kerr added 15 points and Rahon scored14 points. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 16-5. ***** Cathedral Catholic opened the second round of Western League play with a 73-53 loss to Lincoln of San Diego on Jan. 28. The loss followed an impressive 53-42 victory over St. Augustine on Jan. 26. Juan Martinez scored 15 points to lead the Dons in the Lincoln game. Martinez scored 14 points to lead the Dons against St. Augustine, which lost in league for just the second time. Marco Kengott and Xavier Williams added 14 and 12 points, respectively. The Dons improved to 34 in league and 13-8 overall for the season. ***** Canyon Crest Academy remains alone atop the Valley League standings after two impressive wins. The Ravens defeated Del Norte 73-33 on Jan. 25, and then beat San Dieguito Academy 66-47 three days later. Cory Osetkowski scored 23 points to lead the Ravens in the Del Norte game, and J.P Chenevey added 16 points. Justin Rapaport led the Ravens with 20 points in the San Dieguito Academy game, and Osetkowski added 12 points. The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 14-7. Girls basketball: Torrey Pines snapped a three-game losing streak with a 69-46 Palomar League victory over Ramona on Jan. 28. Megan McClurg scored 36 points to lead the Falcons,

and Kristen Nasella added 13 points. The Falcons improved to 1-3 in league and 8-12 overall for the season. ***** Cathedral Catholic opened the week with a tough 55-46 Western League loss to first-place Our Lady of the Peace, but the Dons rebounded with a strong showing in a 61-26 league win against Lincoln of San Diego three days later. The Dons concluded the week with a 49-39 loss to Santa Margarita in a nonleague game on Jan. 29. Emily Kearney scored 17 points to lead the Dons in the Our Lady of the Peace game. Kearney led the Dons with 14 points in the Lincoln game and Christina Kime added 11 points. The Dons improved to 52 in league and 11-11 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian improved to 3-0 in Coastal League North play with a decisive 61-17 victory over Escondido Charter on Jan. 28. Bekah Askew scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles. Makenna White contributed 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals, and Brittany Bushor added 13 points, six rebounds, and five steals. The Eagles improved to 30 in league and 6-11 overall for the season. ***** Canyon Crest Academy snapped a six-game skid with a 50-37 victory over San Dieguito Academy in Valley League game on Jan 28. Julia Brew scored 22 points to lead the Ravens, and Katie Tuyman and Carly Sherman each added eight points. The Ravens improved to 1-2 in league and 5-15 overall for the season. Girls soccer: Torrey Pines extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games with two Palomar League

wins. The Falcons defeated Mt. Carmel of San Diego 3-1 on Jan. 26, and Ramona 5-0 two days later. Katie Trees scored one goal and had one assist to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game, and Jackie Friedman and Kylie McCarthy each added one goal. Falcons goalie Heather Schlesier had three saves. Trees scored two goals to lead the Falcons in the Ramona game, and goalie Hunter Rittgers had four saves. The Falcons are 12-0-1 during their unbeaten streak in which theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve outscored their opponents 54-10. They improved to 3-0-1 in league and 13-1-3 overall for the season. ***** After a slow start, Cathedral Catholic has caught fire. The Dons, who were 3-51 through their first nine games, remained unbeaten in Western League play with their eighth and ninth consecutive wins. The Dons defeated University City 1-0 and Our Lady of the Peace 2-0 in league games on Jan 26 and 28 for their third and fourth consecutive shutouts. Jamie Schnieders scored the only goal in the University City game on an assist from Kendall Kraus. Hanna MaCaulay and Lizzie Stabile each had four saves. Schnieders and Brittany Eremita each scored one goal and had one assist in the Our Lady of the Peace game. Stabile had three saves and Loberg had one save. The Dons have outscored their opponents 22-3 during their winning streak. They improved to 5-0 in league and 12-5-1 overall for the season. Boys soccer: After going winless in its first two Western League games, Cathedral Catholic is back in the league title hunt after winning its last two league games.

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***** Torrey Pines defeated Ramona 3-1 in a Palomar League game on Jan. 28 Colin McAtee scored one goal and had one assist to lead the Falcons. Mark Revell and Justin Riesenhuber each added one goal. Falcons goalie Dean Metlz had five saves. The Falcons improved to 2-1-1 in league and 9-4-4 overall for the season.

Canyon Crest Academy Boys Soccer win â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Academy Cupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Canyon Crest Academy Boys Soccer recently won the "Academy Cup" for the third year in a row! Coach Tom Lockhart says, "The Academy Cup has been going on for the last five years, between Canyon Crest Academy and San Dieguito Academy. SDA won the first two years and CCA has captured the cup the last three years. Each year the game has become more intense both on the field and in the stands. "Until this year, the two teams played in different leagues and played for the glory of the cup and as a tune-up for their league games.

Now that we are in the same league, the rivalry has become even more intense," said Lockhart. Played at SDA, at the halfway point SDA led 2-1. But the Ravens came on strong in the second half, scoring 5 goals, ultimately besting the Mustangs 6-3. Goals were scored by Colin Seitz (2), Brady Seitz (2), Brian Doyle, and Steven Quintero. Goalie Greg Sander had six saves including stopping a PK shot in the last minute of the game. Currently, CCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record in the league is 30.

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Get on the list for Kids Korps’ Annual Wine Party March 20 Each year, restaurant proprietor Bertrand Hug hosts a beautiful, intimate wine party for Kids Korps USA supporters at his award-winning 2008 CRA Gold Medallion and "Top 25 in America" by Food & Wine Magazine Rancho Santa Fe restaurant Mille Fleurs. This year’s Wine Party will take place Sunday, March 20, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The purpose of the gathering is to kick off the upcoming annual Super Star Gala “Red Haute Tango” to take place on Friday, May 6, at The Grand Del Mar. As admission, each individual attendee donates a fine bottle of wine valued at a minimum of $50 or more to be sold by wine chairs Bertrand Hug and Bill McNally, the night of the gala. The Wine Party has very limited availability and reaches

maximum capacity quickly so RSVP TODAY to reserve your entry! Don’t miss out on this annual gathering. For more information about the Wine Party and/or Super Star Gala “red Haute Tango,” please visit Mille Fleurs is located at 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. RSVP by Wednesday, March 16: To reserve your spot, contact McFarlane Promotions at 619-233-5008 RESERVE YOUR SPACE FOR A RED HAUTE TANGO GALA EVENING! FRIDAY, MAY 6 Kids Korps USA’s Annual Super Star Gala is heating up San Diego as it brings to life one of the most sensual evenings inspired by the dance, flavor and spirit of the Latin culture. From the dramatic tango, to the sexy Lambada and the smooth footwork of the Cha-Cha-Cha this evening will infuse all of your senses to create the Red Haute Tango Gala on May 6, under a blanket of stars at the romantic Grand Del Mar Hotel. The dance floor will get even hotter and leave your guests in awe with a special performance of the Latin tango performed by sultry, salsadancing star Yesenia Adame of Dancing With the Stars. For more information contact Kids Korps USA at 760-452-2676 • Book by March 15 and save 10 percent. For tickets or table sponsorship, contact McFarlane Promotions at 619-233-5008 WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL TEEN KORPS CROSS BORDERS TO SERVE Westview Teen Korps, an established community service club, has made such an impact on the Southern California community since founded by Westview seniors Ashley and Heather Moy in their freshmen year. As copresident for the past three years, Ashley has led Westview Teen Korps members to serve the community with a giving heart. Members have hosted Carvel ice cream fundraisers, volunteered at Arbors Senior Center, Lux Art Institute, VIP night at La Casa Center for Autism, and many other local school and agency functions. For the past two Holiday seasons, Ashley has organized a music performance consisting of instrumentalists and singers to bring cheer to the elderly who live at the Arbors. In December, members travelled to Mexico to serve

Westview High School Teen Korps Super Star of the Month Tony Chen (right) volunteering. orphaned children sowing love and hope and making their holiday special this year. Members also had a great experience serving the Helen Woodward Animal Center by helping young kids learn about animals. In the coming month, some members will be serving the homeless and continuing their volunteer time with autistic kids at the VIP Nights at La Casa Center for Autism. The chapter is truly blessed to be part of Kids Korps USA, which has allowed members to build their confidence to become leaders in the community. Thank you Kids Korps! Westview High School Teen Korps Super Star of the Month: Tony Chen Tony has shown great dedication in making a mark on the San Diego community by volunteering multiple times at the VIP La Casa Center for Autism, the library, foundation events, and in clean-ups. With the many hours of community service, he is an example of someone who gives back and has inspired others in the club to become as dedicated as he is. Always present at Westview Teen Korps meetings and officer meetings, he has given input on how to make Westview Teen Korps better and has contributed to the impact Teen Korps has made since it first started. UPCOMING PROJECTS: WHAT: SALVATION ARMY HOMELESS OUTREACH WHEN: Mon. Feb. 7 (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) WHERE: San Diego WHAT: FRIENDS OF DOG BEACH WHEN: Sat. Feb. 12 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) WHERE: San Diego WHAT: VALENTINE’S PARTY AT WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER WHEN: Sun. Feb. 13 (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) WHERE: Oceanside

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Support Teachers (LSTs) are funded by the Foundation. They are part of a team that provides layers of dynamic instruction to readers. The layers include: whole group instruction, tailored small group instruction, and individualized intervention instruction. This layered and dynamic approach is responsive to individual student growth and specific needs as opposed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;one size fits allâ&#x20AC;? instruction. Kim McCowan, one of the LSTs, explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am 1 of 5 teachers whose focus is small group reading instruction designed to meet the unique needs of beginning readers. We create a â&#x20AC;&#x153;layerâ&#x20AC;? of tailored instruction. Using assessment data from multiple sources, we identify each studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs and then design instruction to meet those needs in small groups typically ranging between three and six students. In this way, our lessons are not determined by a previously set curriculum, but rather by the changing needs of our students.â&#x20AC;? After evaluating assessment data and conferring with colleagues, they determine clusters of students with common needs. McCowan adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to note that these clusters are dynamic, meaning that as readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; instructional needs change throughout the year, so do the instructional groupings. Importantly, this is contrary to â&#x20AC;&#x153;academic trackingâ&#x20AC;? in which students are placed in stagnant groups based on broad categorizations such as high, average, and low and kept in those rigid tracks for an entire academic year.â&#x20AC;? Their work continues as LSTs collaborate with the classroom teachers to assess students, evaluate the data, and form instructional groups. McCowan continues, â&#x20AC;&#x153;LSTs and classroom teachers design lessons and gather or create materials to provide tailored reading instruction in small groups. Our model of instruction at Rowe Elementary contrasts with typical â&#x20AC;&#x153;one size fits allâ&#x20AC;? reading instruction in which a single teacher provides the same predetermined instruction and materials to all students in the class regardless of student readiness or need for enrichment.â&#x20AC;? Better methods yield better results Is the continuous generation of new groupings, lessons, and materials labor intensive? Yes! On average, LSTs teach 20 groups per week. Would it be easier to work in a school where the teacher is required to teach one lesson per day in traditional lecture format using predetermined, homogenous materials providing no small group or individual instruction? Yes! Why not take the easier route? The short answer is: â&#x20AC;&#x153;One size fits allâ&#x20AC;? instruction for beginning readers is less effective. The National Reading Panel Report (2000) and a review of research since the NRP report (conducted for the U.S. Department of Education in 2010) speak to this with regard to comprehension and phonemic awareness. Numerous studies of the various components of early literacy instruction come to similar conclusions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a literacy support teacher at our fine school, I remove obstacles and create pathways to success for beginning readers, which I believe is important and absolutely love to do!â&#x20AC;? says McCowan. Specialized literacy support teachers provide extra benefits Beyond the obvious benefits of having LSTs at the school, they also provide additional strengths to the Literacy Excellence program. Most important is the decreased student to teacher ratio. Even in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;smallâ&#x20AC;? class of 20 students, 1 classroom teacher in a 60-minute block of reading instruction (which is typical) would be able to devote about 2 minutes of individualized instruction to each student in addition to the whole-group lesson. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 minutes per student if the teacher does nothing but move immediately from one student to the next. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10 minutes a week of tailored reading instruction. Also, elementary school teachers who specialize in one subject have a depth of knowledge that allows for greater flexibility in meeting diverse needs. Teaching the skill of reading across multiple grade levels enables LSTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to create vertical alignment and greater continuity in students reading instruction. Furthermore, in teaching multiple grade levels, LSTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have many students repeatedly. In such cases, they begin the year with an existing personal rapport and academic understanding of students that contributes to studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comfort and accelerates tailoring of instruction. Support of all parents is needed to provide for continued academic excellence Literacy excellence is just one of the vital programs that distinguish our school from so many others. These exist because of the very generous contributions of the parents and the community to the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation that guarantees their sustainability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this era of state education budget cuts, the PublicPrivate Partnership is increasingly more important, and every contribution (no matter the amount) is greatly needed and appreciated. The Foundation is still in need of $150,000 to meet our grant to the school, which will allow them to keep these crucial programs in the school budget for next year,â&#x20AC;? cites Pamela Dirkes, co-president of the RSF Education Foundation. Each family is asked to contribute whatever is possible for them this year, keeping in mind that the cost of this outstanding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Five Star Educationâ&#x20AC;? is $1,470 per child. To make a contribution, please contact the Foundation office at 858-756-1141, ext. 208. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Submitted by the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation

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News Briefs Sampson California Realty donates $2,000 to Rady Children’s Hospital in celebration of life of Noah Severns Joseph Sampson and Diane Sampson of Sampson California Realty have made a $2,000 grant to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The grant was made in the name of Noah Severns who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer, a real hero to all in the community. Noah Severns was a Del Mar Hills student and his family lives in Carmel Valley. Joseph and Diane felt a donation in the name of such a brave young man was the appropriate thing to do. According to Joseph and Diane, “We normally reserve our annual donations to the J&D Education Foundation that benefits local community organizations, but felt in this special case Noah was such a brave young man that a donation to Rady Children’s Hospital in the

“Celebration of Noah’s Life” was the right thing to do.” The mission of the “Joseph & Diane” Education Fund is to provide charitable support to nonprofit organizations and projects in the community which further the education of local children and youth. Sampson California Realty has consistently been one of Carmel Valley's leading real estate companies. The firm’s mission is to provide the highest level of personal service, professionalism, and representation in order to obtain the best price and most favorable terms for its clients. For more information about their community foundation or their company, call 858-699-1145 or visit

Prudential’s Jo Sawyer selected to join innovative international real estate network Jo Sawyer of Prudential California Realty is the newest member of Barbara's Inner Circle, the international real estate network that's changing the face of the real estate business in the U.S. and abroad. Barbara's Inner Circle is the latest innovation by Barbara Corcoran, founder and former owner of New York City's Corcoran Group. As the regular real estate contributor on The “Today” show on NBC, Corcoran has become America's real estate expert, welcomed into living rooms across the country where her real estate know-how and disarming style bring viewers a wealth of knowledge delivered in common sense language. "I'm wild about my new

Jo Sawyer concept and very excited to have Jo joining us," said Corcoran. "She's just the kind of savvy broker I most admire. I'm so proud to have her as a member of our team!" As a select member of Barbara's Inner Circle, Jo

Sawyer now has access to an international community of the best brokers in the world and the ability to post, promote and cross-market among them. Sawyer can also access Corcoran's up-to-the-minute marketing tips for homeowners, and, perhaps most importantly, has Corcoran's own personal endorsement. Invitation to join Corcoran's network is selective and membership signifies a high level of professionalism, dedication and ability. Jo Sawyer can be reached at 858-395-9009 (office); 858395-9009 (cell);;

Coldwell Banker’s Roni Telmosse named ‘2010 Office Manager of the Year’ by the SDAR Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is recently announced that Carlsbad branch manager Roni Telmosse was named 2010 Office Manager of the Year by the San Diego Association of Realtors. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to one office manager in recognition of their cooperative spirit, ethics, integrity, and service to the community, the Association and the entire real estate industry. With nearly 12,000 members, SDAR is the largest Association in

California and among the largest in the nation. Telmosse is past president of SDAR, and serves on the board of directors for the California Association of Realtors. As branch manager of Coldwell Banker’s Carlsbad office, she is a “Certified Business Coach” with 30 years’ sales and management experience. “I have a real passion for coaching my agents to a higher level of production and helping them to achieve their goals. Together, we make a greater team,” said Telmosse.

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Increase in consumer confidence points to stronger real estate market in 2011 The gradual recovery of the real estate market has only been held in check by consumer confidence, a category that has recently made substantial gains, according to Prudential California Realty’s February 2011 real estate report. The report, which includes an analysis of data created by the Wells Fargo Economics Group, showed that consumer confidence jumped 7.3 points in January to a total of 60.6. All of the key components increased solidly during the month, making this the best report for consumer confidence since the onset of the financial crisis. In Southern California, investors have returned, indicating an increase in confidence among people that understand the dynamics of real estate. With inventory levels in the below $1 million range at a level that should keep prices stable throughout the year, 2011 could represent a prime opportunity for buyers to begin searching for a home with an experienced Realtor. For sellers, this year presents a time when the advice of a qualified real estate professional is more critical than ever before to set realistic prices and receive a favorable outcome on the sale of a home. Data compiled by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) were also positive for both buyers and sellers of real estate, indicating that it only currently

requires 13.6 percent of median family income to buy a home. The unprecedented affordability found in today’s real estate market has made first time and traditional price range buyers quickly return to the market in 2011—a trend that is further evidenced by the fact that there is less than four months of inventory available in many price ranges below $1 million. “One of the only major risks for buyers today could be increasing mortgage rates,” said Mark Johnson, vice president of marketing for Prudential. “It’s unlikely that mortgage rates will remain at the historic lows we have experienced over the past few years.” Prudential’s monthly report features in-depth analyses and editorials about housing market data compiled by the California Association of Realtors, DataQuick and the multiple listing service. The report, which was developed to ensure consumers have the resources and information they need to make informed decisions, can be obtained by contacting a local Prudential agent. — Prudential California Realty delivers proven results and offers personal representation across Southern California and the Central Coast. A Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation.


7579 Crescendo Lane Blaine Ostrander, Coldwell Banker

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10982 Cloverhurst Way Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$6,349,000


Exclusive new estate on the 4th Fairway of RSF Golf Course. Custom 5br/6ba home completed Dec. 09. The lower level has a 5 car garage with “turnstile” access.

Spectacular European-like villa with incredible upgrades throughout. Designed with impeccable attention to detail, 6br/5ba with 5600 square feet of luxury.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,785,000

Del Mar-$2,650,000

Sweeping hillside views provide privacy and serenity on 2.08 acres with single level, spacious floor plan, 3br, 4ba + 16’x36’ indoor pool.

New construction, 4 homes from the bluff. Distinctive architecture exquisitely situated for maximum sunlight and ocean views. A true “lifestyle” to envy.

RSF/South Pointe Farms-$2,495,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,395,000


Early California combines with RSF to create indoor-outdoor living located on 3 quiet, and easily maintained acres.

Double doors provide an inviting entry in this Mediterraneaninspired estate featuring 4+bedrooms all en suite.

Pacific coastline views to the max! Gated for privacy, elevator serving all 3 levels, 4br/2ba.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,200,000

RSF/The Bridges-$1,895,000

New Custom, 3br Spanish Revival in the heart of the Village with open floor plan plus 2,000 SF of outdoor living.

Customized single-story Villa with courtyard entry, two bedrooms en suite, and 1br attached casita.

Olivenhain-$1,735,000 Fantastic equestrian opportunity for up to 16 horses on 3.39 picturesque acres. Located in gated Copper Crest, 4br/4ba.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,575,000

RSF/The Crosby-$1,200,000

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Serenity and privacy on two acres, a hillside hideaway with stupendous views. 4br/3ba

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