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High school district athletic programs absorb cutbacks BY MARSHA SUTTON Contributor The severity of education funding cuts at the state level has forced the San Dieguito Union High School District to trim budgets in all areas, including athletics. The belt-tightening, which began several years ago, continues into this year and the next, according to district officials who said their pri-

■ Del Mar Foundation board welcomes new member Martha Brooks. Page 4.

mary objective is to protect classroom learning. Direct costs for athletics in 2009-2010 were about $1.33 million, down from $2 million the previous year. Athletic departments are prepared to experience a prolonged downward trend. “The reason for that is we’ve cut back significantly,” said Rick Schmitt, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of

educational services. “We’ve cut coaches, we’ve cut allowance, we’ve really scaled back just like we have in every other area of the district.” Schmitt said that 24 coaching positions were eliminated in 2009-2010. Although no positions were affected in the current school year, another 20 will be cut next year.

Minding their manners

■ Author sheds light on America’s first visit to the moon. Page 8.

■ Del Mar men set to compete in Death Race. Page B1

Carly, Julie and Max Meisterlin enjoy the “Making Manners Meaningful and Memorable” Brunch held March 20 at Paradise Grille, Flower Hill Promenade. The event was sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation’s Children’s Committee. For more photos, see page B2-B3. Photo/Jon Clark

■ For great Summer Camp ideas for kids, see our special section, page B16-B20.

School district approves master planning contracts BY MARSHA SUTTON Contributor San Dieguito Union High School District trustees on March 17 approved contracts with four separate firms to provide facilities master planning for the district’s schools. “Each of the completed master plans will then guide the district in

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“It doesn’t necessarily mean there’s not a coach in the program,” he said. “What typically happens in our community is they raise money and the foundation picks up the costs.” Torrey Pines High School and La Costa Canyon High School will each be required to eliminate six coaching positions next year, while Canyon Crest

Academy and San Dieguito Academy, neither of which offer football or cheer, will each need to cut four. “Middle schools do not have an athletics budget, as their after-school athletics is handled by the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito,” said SDUHSD’s associate superinSEE CUTBACKS, PAGE 7

County to explore tiered, updated equine rules BY JOE NAIMAN Contributor The County of San Diego may be updating its regulations of equine operations, including possibly a tiered ordinance which would provide regulatory relief to smaller boarding, training, and other commercial operations. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote March 2 directed the county’s Chief Administrative Officer to work with the county’s equestrian community and any

other interested parties to investigate options which would protect and promote equine operations throughout unincorporated San Diego County. The options will include the potential development of a tiered ordinance, similar to what the county has adopted for wineries, and the Chief Administrative Officer was directed to report back to the Board of Supervisors within 120 days. “This idea today, I SEE EQUINE, PAGE 7

Earthquake preparedness key, officials say

long-range planning, construction, and modernization priorities at each of our schools,” reads the board report for this agenda item. Developer fees and Mello-Roos funds will pay for the four master planning contracts, which total over

By DAVE SCHWAB daves@lajollalight.com Local experts say an earthquake and tsunami of the same magnitude as the one that ravaged Japan recently couldn’t happen here. But they were quick to add that doesn’t mean there isn’t cause to be concerned — or prepared — for a quake — particularly with the San Onofre nuclear facility nearby — or a tsunami that might

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The Del Mar Foundation voted to extend an invitation to Martha Brooks to join its 15member board to replace Martha Brooks outgoing board member, Kathy Finnell, who just complet-

ed her second three-year term. Brooks has been a member of the Cultural Arts Committee for 10 years and will become chair of that committee at the end of the current season of the First Thursdays concert series. Although Brooks spent most of her youth in a small town in South Carolina, she graduated from SEE BROOKS, PAGE 7

February crime and arrests Visit ARJIS Crime MAPS at www.arjis.org. There you can also get a map of incident locations and a report with incident hundred-block addresses, dates, and times. Del Mar Heights 2 Crimes: 1 residential burglary and 1 vehicle break-in 2 Arrests: 1 drunk in public and 1 narcotics City of Del Mar 13 Crimes: 1 commercial

burglary, 2 malicious mischief/ vandalism, 1 simple assault other than DV, 1 theft, and 8 vehicle break-ins 7 Arrests: 2 driving under the influence and 5 drunk in public Go to www.delmartimes. net and look at the Region page under News for the article entitled Cyber Security Tips. — Adrian Lee, SDPD Northwestern Division Community Relations Officer

Community Calendar FRIDAY, March 25 • Local vocalist Debora Galan will perform a free acoustic concert from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Deck, 1555 Camino Del Mar. SATURDAY, March 26 • Come for family fellowship and a great flick at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar Village. Saturday, March 26, will be Family Movie Night, featuring a pizza dinner, popcorn and a big-screen showing of “Jack,” starring Robin Williams. All members of the community are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids. For more information contact Anne Page at annepage@stpetersdelmar. net. • Solana Beach Green Fair, Saturday, March 26, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Students and local businesses will exhibit their fun and relevant projects and services to the pub-

lic. There will also be magicians and jugglers for entertainment. Fletcher Cove Park, 111 S. Sierra Ave. • The Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar will meet Saturday, March 26, from 1-3 p.m. Join us in learning more about Ornamental Grasses, presented by Hudson Elliott from the Del Mar Armstrong Nursery. We welcome newcomers. Call (858-755-6570) for the meeting place and car pool arrangements. • The Del Mar Farmers’ Market is open from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Del Mar City Hall parking lot every Saturday. For more information, please visit delmarmainstreet.com. • The Flower Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. The market features fresh, locally-grown and certified-organic fruits and vegetables, nuts, honey, fresh cut flowers, gourmet pastas, freshly baked breads, grass fed meats,

fresh fish & seafood, herbs, handmade pastries, jams and more. Flower Hill Promenade, 2720 Via de la Valle. For more information, please visit flowerhill.com or call 858-481-7131. SUNDAY, March 27 • The community is invited to help restore wildlife habitat by removing invasive, non-native plants with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy from 1 to 3:30 p.m.. Tools, training and refreshments provided. This event is suitable for all ages. Please bring water and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Reservations required, contact volunteer@sdrvc.org or (858) 674-2275 x12 for directions and to reserve a space. SATURDAY, April 2 • Zel’s Del Mar, 8-10 p.m., Robin Henkel solo blues, 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar (858) 755-0076

CRIME REPORT Saturday, March 12 • DUI, S. Cedros Avenue and Via de la Valle, 5:19 p.m.

Sunday, March 13 • Simple assault (non domestic violence), 2200 Jimmy Durante Blvd., 4:25 p.m.

Monday, March 14 • Residential burglary, 500 block of Camino del Mar, 1:45 a.m.

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Saint James Parish celebrating its centennial Communities of Del Mar, Solana Beach invited to join in celebration

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BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer In 1885 Father Guadalupe del Rio followed a dirt path into Del Mar with a portable altar in tow. He spent the next several years in the town of about 200, commonly hearing confessions in orchards or on ranches. By 1911, St. James Parish was established, with worshippers first gathering at a home on 15th Street, now known as the Rock Haus. A century later, the parish’s more than 6,000 members now flock to its church on South Nardo Avenue in Solana Beach, where it has existed for more than 25 years. The Saint James Parish community is preparing to commemorate its centennial with a series

The Saint James Parish will continue its centennial with a series of events throughout the year, including: ■ Saturday, June 4: A classical guitar concert by the famed Romeros Quartet, witch proceeds benefitting the St. James Music Ministry and Jubilee San Diego, a non-profit advocating debt-relief for impoverished countries around the world. ■ Saturday, July 23: This special mass by Bishop Brom will commemorate the St. James centennial by including several pervious priests, pastors and deacons. The special mass will be followed with a wine and cheese reception. ■ Sunday, Sept. 25: A picnic at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach featuring games, food, live music for the community to enjoy. of celebrations, which will kick off next month. On Palm Sunday, April 17, the church is hosting a two-mile walk from its original site in Del Mar to its current location in Solana Beach, and residents in both communities are invited to join in. “This parish has a rich history that is still going strong, and we very much want the communi-

ty to be part of celebrating it,” said Solana Beach resident and St. James parishioner Mary Larkin, who is chairperson of the event. “This centennial provides us with an opportunity to look more closely in gratitude of those that have come before us, those that started the church 100 years ago, that has led us to the wonderful community de-

vout in its Catholic faith that we are blessed to have today in Solana Beach.” The Parents in Prayer of Saint James Academy organized the procession route, which include stops at the Rock Haus, where the parish’s first mass was given, and the Del Mar Library, where the first church building was located. Other stops along the way will be dedicated to honoring pastors who were instrumental in shepherding the parish. The Palm Sunday procession is a first for the church, and it will begin at 10 a.m. at the Del Mar Library, and end at St. James Church, 625 S. Nardo, in time for the 11:30 a.m. mass. The procession will also end with a special tribute to the church’s youngest and oldest parishioners. For more information about this free event, please visit stjamesandleo.org or call the church at 858755-2545.

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Del Mar author to serve as chair of United Through Reading®’s Storybook Ball Slater-Price, teens meet to appreciate wetlands Supervisor Pam Slater-Price shared her appreciation of the San Dieguito wetlands last week with teens from the Ocean Discovery Institute. The children from the inner-city peered through telescopes and hiked the trails that run along the newly-restored wetlands in Del Mar, a project Slater-Price has shepherded from start to finish. They learned about wildlife and watersheds and about the kinds of careers available for people interested in the environment. “The environment is forever,” Slater-Price told the teens, “and hopefully you will come back to this place with your families.”

Del Mar resident and children’s author Jan Krystkowiak will serve as chair of the third annual Storybook Ball which benJan Krystkowiak efits United Through Reading, a nonprofit organization that unites separated families by offering parents the opportunity to be video recorded reading storybooks to their children from more than 300 locations around the world. Krystkowiak, who last year donated the proceeds from her book “You are Never Far Away” to United Through Reading, will work with a committee of volunteers to create a gala experience that brings friends of the organization together to celebrate. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. “I am really excited to be chairing this inspiring event this year,” said Krystkowiak. “I have a firsthand understanding of the need to keep families connected when thousands of miles separate them. Reading together erases those miles and allows children to fully feel their parent’s love.” Krystkowiak is a mother of five chil-

dren, has three dogs and is married to former NBA player and assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets, Larry Krystkowiak. She launched her line of personalized books on WhereInTheWorldBooks.com in 2005. “Jan has been such a good friend to United Through Reading, and we’re excited that she’ll be at the helm for our gala this year. We look forward to supporting her energy and fresh ideas,” said Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D., chief executive officer of United Through Reading. United Through Reading unites separated families through the read-aloud experience. Its Military Program offers deployed service members the opportunity to be recorded on DVD reading storybooks to their children at home from more than 300 recording locations around the world. Last year, the organization served nearly 325,000 beneficiaries from locations including desert camps in Iraq and Afghanistan, deployed U.S. Navy ships, more than 70 USO locations and on bases and military installations worldwide. For more information on the Storybook Ball, visit unitedthroughreading.org or visit United Through Reading on Facebook or @UnitedTReading on Twitter.


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high school in North Miami, Fla., attended Barry College (now University) in Miami Shores and graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Getting married shortly after graduation, Brooks lived the adventurous life of the wife of a Coast Guard officer. After her husband’s death in 1978, she moved back to South Carolina with her three children and spent the next 20 years in South and North Carolina teaching at the middle school level. In 1999 she moved to Del Mar to marry Larry Brooks to continue the adventure. With five children between them and 12 grandchildren, when they are not traveling to exotic locations, they are visiting the family. Despite the strong pull of family, Brooks has always felt the need to enter into the life of her community in each of the eight states where she has lived through volunteering, which has run the gamut from serving on boards to being an officer in her church to serving at homeless shelters and food kitchens. This transplanted Easterner has fully embraced the joys of living in southern California. She has just finished a two-year term as president of the local chapter of the women’s philanthropic, educational organization, P.E.O. and is now eager to assume the responsibility and privilege of being a part of the Del Mar Foundation Board. Brooks said, “The Del Mar Foundation has been the enabling factor in developing so much that has enriched the lives of the residents of Del Mar. It will be an honor to be more actively involved in that process.” Since 1982, the Del Mar Foundation has served the Del Mar Community and its mission “to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community grants in Del Mar.” For more information visit the Del Mar Foundation website at www.delmarfoundation.org.

think, is long overdue,” said Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who does not currently own a horse but has been riding since she was 3 years old. “It’s exploring options for updating the equine regulations in this county,” Jacob said. “What we’re trying to get at is to take a serious look at these regulations.” Because horse ownership for non-commercial purposes or for off-site activities, such as shows or racing, is not subject to county land use regulations on a parcel zoned for large animals, an exact horse population is not available, although a Ramona Equine Industrial Network survey produced an estimate of ap-

proximately 11,000 horses in Ramona alone. “It’s a large economic factor that cannot be ignored,” said current Ramona Equine Industrial Network president Arvie Degenfelder. “For a time we had more feed stores than we had markets.” “The equestrian community is still a very strong factor in the Bonita community,” said Supervisor Greg Cox. “Equestrian activities and facilities are a way of life in a large part of my district,” said Supervisor Bill Horn. “I truly believe that the county should be encouraging, rather than discouraging, reasonable and appropriate activities involving horses,” Jacob said. “I believe some of the regulations are quite onerous.” The San Luis Rey

Downs Thoroughbred Training Center in Bonsall will likely be considered a major operation, but San Luis Rey Downs general manager Leigh Ann Howard is also the current president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “This is a very important issue for actually all the horse people,” Howard said. “I think that an awful lot of regulations and laws need to be looked at.” Thoroughbred breeding operations take place on farms (as do breeding operations for show horses of other breeds). Racehorses are sent to trainers for breaking and early training before undergoing race-specific training. The average racehorse competes on the track until he or she is 4 or 5. “They go on to second careers, and they’re the horses people have in their

Don’t miss TPHS Foundation spring fundraiser The Torrey Pines High School 18th annual Spring Dance and Auction, also known as,” Pump Up The Volume” will be held at the Belly Up on Cedros in Solana Beach, on Sat., April 2, from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Please contact the Foundation office at (858) 7933551 or e-mail bobbi.karlson@sduhsd.net for more information on tickets.

CUTBACKS continued from page 1 tendent for business services, Eric Dill, in an email. A breakdown was provided by Schmitt of the athletic costs in a 2008-2009 study, which showed that the district spent $2 million in hard costs and another $800,000 in soft costs. In addition, athletics benefited from about $2 million in donations that year. The district’s $2 million in direct costs included: $761,000 in coach salaries and stipends, $242,000 in benefits, $110,000 for field maintenance and upkeep, $91,000 for repairs and equipment replacement, and a number of other miscellaneous costs that included transportation and registration and tournament fees. The following year, in 2009-2010, the district’s direct costs for athletics dropped to $1.33 million, which was spent on the following: $714,000 on coaches, $112,000 on benefits, and the remainder on contracts, fees, transportation and other expenses. According to Dill, the district’s $714,000 allocation for coaches’ salaries was divided among the schools as follows: $211,000 for La Costa Canyon, $209,000 for

Torrey Pines, $147,000 for San Dieguito Academy, and $146,000 for Canyon Crest Academy. The district’s “soft costs” – about $800,000 in 2008-2009 – were defined as shared expenses to pay groundspeople to care for the fields and athletic surfaces. But not all their costs were related to extra-curricular athletics because this work benefited not just after-school sports but all students who use the fields and courts for regular daily physical education instruction, Schmitt said. “We took a little piece of their salary because they spent some significant time depending on the season doing [after-school athletics],” Schmitt said. In addition to district money, athletics benefits from parent donations to each school’s foundation, which amounted to about $2 million in 2008-2009 and $1.68 million in 2009-2010. Schmitt said the $2 million in donations in 20082009 included: $342,000 for uniforms, $230,000 for miscellaneous apparel (warm-up suits, visors, jackets, etc.), $166,000 for equipment, and $106,000 for athletic trainers. Foundations also paid about $333,000 in 20082009 to teacher-coaches for stipends, which run about

$3,000 each. There were about 110 teacher-coaches that year. In 2009-2010, donations to foundations for teacher-coaches totaled about $368,000. This number is higher in 2009-2010 than the previous year because parents felt their teams needed more coaches than the district could provide. “So they agreed to pick up the salary for more coaches,” Schmitt said. Foundations also raised about $416,000 for transportation in 2008-2009, which Schmitt said did not fully cover costs. So the district spent about $49,000 to cover the difference. The following year, in 2009-2010, Dill said donations to cover transportation costs for athletics were about $294,600 districtwide. The breakdown by school was as follows: $119,300 for Torrey Pines, $116,700 for La Costa Canyon, $37,600 for Canyon Crest, and $21,000 for San Dieguito Academy. Athletic booster clubs in 2009-2010 also kicked in $72,400 district-wide, which by school was: $38,000 for TP, $2,300 for LCC, $22,000 for CCA, and $10,000 for SDA. Also covered by the schools’ foundations included “a sprinkling of another couple hundred thousand”

back yards or in boarding stables,” Howard said. In 2010, the Board of Supervisors approved a tiered winery ordinance which exempts wineries on agriculturally-zoned land and producing up to 12,000 gallons per year from discretionary permits to have onsite sales and tasting rooms. The ordinance includes restrictions on facility size and operations, and appropriate building permits are still required. Wineries producing between 12,000 and 120,000 gallons per year may have tasting rooms and on-site sales with an Administrative Use Permit while a Major Use Permit is still required for wineries producing more than 120,000 gallons. County staff worked with local wineries, grape growers, and the San Diego County Farm Bureau to develop the tiered

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winery ordinance. The development of a tiered equestrian ordinance and other updates to equestrian regulations will involve a review of state law and of activities undertaken by other jurisdictions. County departments, which will be involved in the development of the updates, will include the Department of Planning and Land Use, the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Public Works. A Programmatic Environmental Impact Report was required for the winery ordinance and will likely also be needed for significant changes in equine regulations. “This will make it more reasonable in every respect,” Degenfelder said. “It’s very good news.”

Solana Beach Green Fair is March 26 The Solana Beach Green Fair will be held this Saturday, March 26, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Students and local businesses will exhibit their fun and relevant projects and services to the public. There will also be magicians and jugglers for entertainment. Fletcher Cove Park, 111 S. Sierra Ave. for entry fees, ambulance service, refurbishment of helmets, security at games, game management, and awards, Schmitt said. Donations also pay to hire substitute teachers to fill in for teacher-coaches who need to miss a class to travel or practice with their teams. He said the total cost for this in 2008-2009 was $14,332. To pay for substitute teachers, Schmitt said teams

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build the costs into their budgets. A partial sub makes $50 a day and a full-day sub makes $100, he said. In addition to all this, each of the four high schools received $18,000 from the district – “to buy stuff, not salaries,” Schmitt said – until this school year when it was cut to $9,000 per school. Next year, that allocation drops to zero.

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Writer focuses on ‘big picture’ of first moon visit Editor’s Note: Best-selling author Craig Nelson was the guest speaker at the March 15 luncheon of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society at The Grand Del Mar. The luncheon series is sponsored by Northern Trust, the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center and this newspaper. The next luncheon on April 19 will feature physician/novelist Abraham Verghese and his latest book, “Cutting for Stone.”

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Ironically, after spending four-and-a-half-years researching and writing “Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon,” Craig Nelson was asking himself the same question that troubled the astronauts who made the historic Apollo 11 voyage to and from the moon in 1969. “Once you’ve been to the moon, what do you do next?” For Nelson, it took about a year for him to find his bearings as a writer again

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the moon, there had not been any one book that “told you everything about going to the moon, how did it happen, how and why did we do it, and why don’t we do that any more.” He wanted, he said, to approach the subject as a historian “to do a ‘big picture’ look at this event.” In his research, which included countless interviews and examining 23,000 pages of NASA oral histories and declassified CIA documents, he was surprised to discover that “no one had tried to integrate the ‘Space Race’ into the Cold War.” The two other major surprises he encountered were, he said, “how dangerous the mission actually was and how primitive the technology.” In almost all the preparatory missions leading to Apollo 11, he said, there were instances in which astronauts narrowly escaped death. As an example of how primitive the technology was, he cites the time NASA was

going to send pigs into outer space and made a special strap-in cradle for the pig only to be warned by a secretary who had grown up on a farm that you can’t put a pig on its back in a cradle because its belly fat will suffocate it. NASA switched to monkeys and eventually to human beings. In his 349-page book, Nelson explores the history of rocketry, how former Nazi scientists under Wernher Von Braun contributed to America’s Cold War struggle for space superiority with the Soviets that led to President John F. Kennedy’s 1960 decision to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Nelson also creates penetrating profiles of the three astronauts who flew the mission: the laconic commander Neil Armstrong, the ambitious Buzz Aldrin who desperately wanted to be the first man to step on the moon, and the focused Mike Collins, who piloted the orbiting command module while Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Eagle Lunar Module to the moon’s surface. Nelson also recounts how the astronauts’ postmoon lives were affected by their fame. Armstrong, who as a national hero was thought to be too valuable to risk flying again, avoided the public spotlight. Armstrong became a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati, lived on a dairy farm, was left by his wife, suffered a heart attack, divorced and remarried. The usually outgoing Aldrin sank into depression and alcoholism, a battle from which he recovered and described in his memoir, “Men from Earth.” He also divorced and remarried.

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MOON continued from page A8 The usually outgoing Aldrin sank into depression and alcoholism, a battle from which he recovered and described in his memoir, “Men from Earth.” He also divorced and remarried. Collins, after a career with the State Department, went on to become the first director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space museum. He is still married and in his spare time paints watercolors, not of

March 24, 2011 space, but of Florida landscapes and wildlife. Of the three Apollo 11 crewmen, only Mike Collins agreed to be interviewed for the book. NASA, Nelson said, was “incredibly helpful” in providing information, while the Pentagon was “incredibly unhelpful, because they consider all of their space work confidential...and the stuff I found out that wasn’t confidential was so embarrassing, it should have been confidential.” Nelson was born in Marion, Indiana, and was raised in

Houston and Austin, Texas. His father was a business management psychologist and his mother was the head of special education for the Houston School District. While in high school, he and his brother earned extra money as Fuller Brush salesmen, “and we were pretty good at it.” He earned his B.A. in humanities from the University of Texas in 1973, followed by graduate school and film school at the University of Southern California, “but I didn’t like it.” He then got

work in Hollywood at a law firm, entered UCLA’s writing program, “which I liked very much,” went on vacation to New York City and “fell in love with it.” He landed his first job in publishing after 67 interviews, a persistence that has stood him in good stead throughout his career. Nelson lives in New York City’s Greenwich Village. He still puts in 14-hour days writing, but he balances his day between writing, reading, working out and cooking. “And that’s what my day

primarily is,” he said. “In fact, one of the best ways I’ve discovered to work as a writer is to alternate with physical activity because if you’re working out with weights, you can’t think about writing problems. So you get distracted and that keeps your mind fresh for a book.” The moon achievement, Nelson said, was born out of the competition between the Soviets and the U.S. “By having that incredible competition that started with Sputnik and that the Soviets won for the first 13 years,

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made this happen. So it’s really an old-fashion American story where tremendous competition spurred people to do great things. And when you don’t have that competition anymore, you don’t do as much.” As for the future of human spaceflight, Nelson ventured, “I think something will happen to trigger that competition again. I don’t know whether it will be triggered on a corporate or governmental level, but someone will discover something or find out something that will make everyone get engaged in that again.”

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Ranch Cycles offers a variety of high performance brands On any Saturday morning, hundreds of bicyclists whiz along San Dieguito Road in Rancho Santa Fe, pedaling to and from the many cycling routes in the area. “This is a cycling mecca,” said Chris Evertsen, who has worked in the bicycle industry and raced bicycles for a combined 25 years. In spite of Rancho Santa Fe’s popularity with cyclists, the community has never had its own bicycle shop. That will change March 25 when Ranch Cycles opens its doors. The new shop in the Del Rayo Village shopping center on San Dieguito Road is coowned by Evertsen, Casey Rice and William Petrie, and is located in the space formerly occupied by Timmons Galleries, which moved to the Rancho Santa Fe Village. “We’re totally stoked, very excited about getting started,” said Petrie, a Realtor and businessman who lives in Del Mar. Ranch Cycles will carry a number of high performance brands, including BMC of Switzerland, Pinarello of Italy, Lite Speed of the USA and Eddy

Merckx of Belgium. Most of the stock will be road bikes, said Rice, although the shop will also carry mountain bikes and hybrids. The bikes will range in price from $1,750 to $30,000, depending on the make and model, said Rice. On a recent morning, the partners readied the shop for its opening. Some of the stock was already in place, including a BMC model called the “Time Machine,” which included high-tech wheels from a German manufacturer and retails for about $21,000. “This would be the ultimate weapon if you really want to fly,” said Rice of the stylish, black-and-white road bike. “You would have a lot of interested people at stop signs if they ever caught up to you.” Rice took a circuitous route from his upbringing in Kansas City to part ownership of a Rancho Santa Fe bike shop. In between, he spent a season racing with a professional team in Italy, attended law school at Toulane University in New Orleans, and then worked in the fields of law and

finance for 16 years. But he has always maintained his passion for cycling, even after injuries ended his professional racing career. Evertsen has also raced professionally, coached a women’s racing team, and managed bike shops, including a small cycling studio which he ran for 10 years from the garage of his Encinitas home. During a reporter’s visit to Ranch Cycles, Evertsen turned up in his cycling togs after a ride. He said he was trying to get in as many rides as possible, figuring his time would be limited once the shop opens. “I like to call (cycling) my addiction of choice,” he said. Rice said the shop will offer personalized service for bicyclists of all skill levels, from beginners to experts. One important facet of the service will be taking numerous measurements and gathering information about a customer’s cycling experience, so their new bicycle will fit them well and reduce the chance of discomfort or injury. “With all these variables we can design a bicycle to fit

the person, rather than having the person fit the bike,” Rice said. The shop itself will offer amenities such as big-screen TVs to show cycling races such as the Tour de France, and an espresso machine, Rice said. Customers who live in the 92067 and 92091 ZIP codes will be able to take advantage of a pickup and drop-off service for repairs. The shop’s floor models will be available for test-rides on two courses near the shop, and the shop will offer organized bicycle outings for companies, in which equipment and logistics will be provided. The partners also plan to hold events for women cyclists, where they can check out and try on cycling apparel, Rice said. “We want to make cycling fun for everybody,” he said. Ranch Cycles is located at 16089 San Dieguito Road, Suite H102, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067. Their phone number is 858-832-8217, and their website, which is under construction, is www.ranchcycles.com.

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Accomplished philanthropist seeks prom donations for teens in need

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“No matter what I’ve been doing, or what I’ve been facing, my philosophy in life has always been to focus on helping other people,” she said. “If we focus on ourselves, we ultimately dwell on our ourselves. But when you learn to fight for others, there’s strength in that. Helping other people has always been my passion.” Most recently, that passion has been creating storybook-like prom nights for teenage girls facing financial hardships. The mission first pulled at Marquette’s heart a few years ago when she was volunteering as legal counsel for Torrey Pines High School, where her son was a student. She soon realized that even in a seemingly well-to-do area, many families did not have expendable dollars for prom, which Marquette said “these days can be

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like paying for a mini-wedding.” So, she got to work finding donated gowns, and negotiating with local business owners to get them free or discounted spa services, limousine rides, photography, and meals. It’s been five years, and though her son has since graduated, Marquette is still helping teenage girls— and in fact, she has broadened her scope to include a few neighboring areas. She said with the economy taking a nosedive, the need has only grown. Many families may not be near the poverty line, but times are tough nonetheless, so Marquette makes it clear that she’s open to helping anyone, whatever their financial situation. “I promise each of these girls that I will cover everything, from head to toe,” Marquette said, even SEE PROM A13

How to help Dee Dee Marquette is currently seeking volunteers, donated prom gowns, shoes, jewelry, and donated or discounted prom-related services, including makeup, hair, nails, facials, photography, videography, limo rides and meals. If you would like to help, please email Dee Dee Marquette at marquettesignature@yahoo. com or call her at 858-5230888 or 858-866-4670, or toll free 888-584-1323. High school students who are interested in finding out more about participating in this program are also strongly encouraged to contact Dee Dee Marquette.


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PROM continued from page A12 if that means she has to come out-of-pocket herself. And when these girls show up for their day of pampering, she sees to it that each girl is treated with the same dignity as other clients would be. “This is their day. I want to make a girl’s dreams come true. If that means I have to go the extra mile, then OK.” Marquette is able to help about 40 girls a year, but with medical bills racking up due to her cancer treatments, her efforts are limited. She is now looking to the community in hopes of finding donated gowns, shoes, jewelry, or professionals who are willing to offer their prom-related services, including makeup, hair, nails, facials, photography, videography, limo rides and meals. She is also hoping to expand the operation to include teenage boys in need, so tuxedo donations or discounts on tuxedo rentals are also welcome. The ultimate goal, she said, is to launch other operations like this around Southern California, and then the nation. Marquette said that one day, she would like to be able to help thousands of teenagers across the country. “I want to have a warehouse full of donated gowns where girls can come find the perfect one — that’s my

March 24, 2011 dream.” And until her own dream comes true, she’s staying busy making dreams come true for the girls she helps. The work is worth it all, she said, once prom night finally rolls around. “I never had a daughter, so I get to be Mom for a night. When I see the joy in their face, and I get those hugs, that’s the best feeling in the world.” Some of those hugs, she said, stay with her for years. There was one such hug that she said she’ll never forget. Every Christmas, Marquette used to organize a giant toy drive for the kids at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, where she owned several high-end day spas. She’d ride a horse down Broadway which, as she recalls, “always somehow seemed to be in the middle of a blizzard,” and deliver the toys with Santa in tow. It was on one such delivery that she met a 2-year-old boy who was so ill he had been confined to a respiratory tent. “And when Santa leaned in and asked him what he wanted for Christmas, that little boy said he wanted a hug,” Marquette said, fighting back tears at the memory. “I’m happy to say he got that hug.” It is pivotal moments like those that keep Marquette wanting to help, even when it’s not-so-easy. Case in point: In 1989, Marquette was pregnant with her only

son when she began seriously hemorrhaging. Doctors later learned that though her placenta had separated nearly a month before her delivery date, miraculously the baby was born healthy. “He’s my miracle baby,” Marquette said beaming. But her elation was followed with a devastating blow. Just months after giving birth, Marquette was diagnosed with late-term uterine cancer and given one year to live. Four months into her treatment, doctors told her she had six weeks to live. It was around this time she received word that People to People had selected her as citizen ambassador to travel to Poland and the then-Soviet Union. At that moment, many people would have likely declined the offer, and had she made that choice, it’s likely nobody would have questioned it. But Marquette took a slant that is part of what makes her so very remarkable. “I knew at that moment more than ever how short life can be. I knew at that moment more than ever that life, as short as it is, is about helping other people. I also knew that as long as I was helping other people, as long as I was needed somewhere, as long as I was reaching out to others, then I had a reason to live.” And so she went overseas, even suffering a minor heart attack during her travels due to her fragile state, believ-

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ing that an opportunity to help someone else would present itself, and it did. While Marquette was at a restaurant in Russia she met a young woman who sparked up a conversation. When Marquette told her she was an American, the woman burst into tears, revealing that she had dreams of going to America but was put into prostitution by her mother when she was very young and was now trapped there. “My heart just broke. Here I was full of cancer, but I was alive and I was free. And here she was, young, beautiful, healthy — but she was dead inside and trapped. At that moment, I actually felt lucky.” That moment would prove to have a ripple effect. After returning to the U.S., Marquette got to work finding a way to help women

like the one she’d met in the bathroom. Through the talent agency she ran at the time, she was able to work out a deal that allowed some of these women to come to the U.S. Marquette is not-so-surprisingly also involved with many other causes, some through large organized nonprofits and some just random acts of kindness she takes on herself, like how she frequently feeds the homeless. She even continues to help people through her nine-to-five as a credit educator, something that won her accolades in 2002 when the La Jolla Light named her “Financial Planner of the Year,” and in 2004 when the San Diego Reader named her its “Best Buy” for consumer education. Though Marquette has taken on some pretty major

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philanthropic endeavors, she said the point is quality, not quantity. “It starts with one person — just help one person. You don’t have to change the world at once,” she said. “I know people may doubt this, but every single day of my life, I try to do something for someone else.” It’s a philosophy she said has helped her weather some stormy days, which has included a battle with uterine cancer, breast cancer, and three types of skin cancer. “Whether I go today or at 100 years old, I know I made a difference in someone’s life. That’s what it’s all about.”

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Former robotics research scientist heads innovative company BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor You can learn a lot from birds, says former robotics research scientist Venkat Shastri, who heads a North County company that is attracting national and international attention with its patented plug-in device that adapts existing wired systems to accommodate new data and energy applications instantly. The device, which mimics the way birds communicate with their mates even in the noisiest envi-

ronments, is PCN Technology’s IP-485, which won the 2010 top innovation award in Communication & Information Technology from San Diego’s technology-supporting nonprofit CONNECT. Former Connect innovative award winners include Qualcomm, General Atomics and Entropic Communications. Shastri, 51, a local resident, is president and CEO of PCN (Power Communication Networks) Technology, Inc., company founded

in 2004 and headquartered in Rancho Bernardo, where we interviewed him. But getting back to the birds, did you know that birds have the uncanny ability to communicate with each other no matter how noisy it is around them? It’s called “acoustic adaptation.” Shastri explains it this way: “If you went to the Brazilian rainforest, you’d find that different birds sing at different pitch (frequency) and different times.

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They always find an empty pitch and empty timeslot to call to their mates. So the amazing thing is you can take a male and female bird from the rainforest and drop them in New York City where the cacophony of sounds is very different. In six months they will adapt to find a different pitch within their vocal chord limits and different time window to communicate through the ambient noise. “We do the same thing on wires,” Shastri said of hi IP-485 blue box. “We listen to all the ‘noise’ on the wires, and we find a pitch and a time to communicate effectively and automatically.” Put another way, PCN’s electronics find ways to send information along busy existing wires that already have a lot of other “noise” activity on the line. “What we do,” Shastri explained, “whatever the existing wire, we use that to upgrade the [customer’s] network.” The robust device, once plugged in, begins “re-using” the existing wired networks immediately. At gas stations, for example, the device can incorporate video along with credit card and debit car information at gas pumps without the necessity of laying new wire. In the future, using the IP485, existing wires may also be used to record the amount of electricity being “pumped” to recharge electric car batteries. All that’s needed for installation of the device is a Philips screwdriver and pliers. IP-485 is currently being used by gas stations in Chicago and Austin, Texas, and will soon be operating in some 250 gas sta-

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Drew Brees to host 2011 Cox Celebrity Championship The 2011 Cox Celebrity Championship hosted by Drew Brees will feature more than 60 celebrity golfers

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UCSD’s new cardiovascular center set for April opening BY KATHY DAY Staff Writer Now that the sneak peek at the UCSD Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is behind them, the staff and faculty are focusing on the bigger event: opening for patients on April 3. And that’s not a simple task, said the center’s director, Kirk Peterson, M.D., FACP, FACC, who is also professor of clinical cardiology and has been on the faculty since 1970. Six years after Rich and Gaby Sulpizio pledged $10 million to help fund the center and more than two years after construction started, the big day means a lot of last-minute fine-tuning. There are licensing and reliability issues to finalize at the four-story facility next to Thornton Hospital, just east of Interstate 5, as well as assuring that all the new high-tech equipment and the basics are working. They have to make certain they’ve got all their personnel needs covered, including hiring new people. Moving-in day And then comes the big one, Peterson added: Transferring patients from UCSD’s medical center in Hillcrest as

they centralize cardiovascular patient care and research facility. Petersen predicts the center, valued at $228 million when you factor in all of the equipment, will be 85 percent occupied on opening day. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony — where Rich and Gaby Sulpizio were joined by their daughters and nine grandchildren — and gala evening, Rich Sulpizio said he’s excited to see all the effort coming together. “I’m honored and pleased to be a part of it, but many, many people made it happen,” he said. “It’s value to the community is that it is one allencompassing facility that can handle all cardiovascular and clinical issues.’ “It’s a case of USCD following its “We Practice What We Teach” motto, he added. ‘A no-brainer’ For years, Sulpizio, who is president and CEO of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, said his own physicians have been UCSD doctors. He sees them twice a year, in part, because of his family history. His father died at 54 and his brother at 48. Acknowledging both had lifestyles that may

The ribbon cutting for the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego. COURTESY UCSD have contributed to their poor health, he said, still “there’s no reason for someone to leave at 54.” His mother-in-law also has “some cardidovascular issues,” he noted in a press release about the center. “So, it was a no-brainer for us when we were asked to be involved with the cardiovascular center and if our lead gift helped and encouraged others to participate, that’s great.’’ Expanding on Sulpizio’s “all-encompassing” phrase, Peterson explained the cen-

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Attracting recruits Another benefit for the area’s health care is that the new environment will maximize training opportunities for medical students and post grads, he noted. Sulpizio added that benefit of being a cutting edge teaching hospital is that it is attracting “the best minds” and has been a boon for recruiting. “That all translates to better health care for all of us,” he said. Peterson also emphasized that the center also is striving “to create an environment where new scientific advances can be brought to the bedside. We want to breakdown the impediments and roadblocks and speed up that process.” Part of that new knowledge is likely to come from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute, which will be housed in a new facility across the street. Understanding disease Peterson said he sees the mission being driven by the sense that “disease, although fully understood, is only half cured … There is always some new approach.” While he said he could not

address directly how the new center would affect healthcare costs locally over the long term, he believes in the short term improved “tertiary and preventative care will reduce costs.” That’s because there will be shorter stays and more outpatient care, towards which a lot of the new facility is oriented, he said. But costs of technology and science are generally not factored into projections on costs and “they don’t come free, he acknowledged. Peterson, who is also cardiology consultant for the Naval Regional Medical Center and the VA San Diego Healthcare System, said he was not integrally involved in the design of the center until the last few years. But he has watched with wrap attention as it developed over his years with UCSD. Instead he gives credit to Anthony DeMaria, M.D. and Stuart Jamieson, M.D., who have been working on the concept since the early 1990s. On the horizon, he said, is “significant interaction with other medical facilities in San Diego” — even to ScrippsHealth, which is developing its own new cardiovascular care center.

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North County Blind products transform and beautify homes Dedication to Excellence in BY KAREN BILLING A well-done window treatment can transform an entire room and nobody knows that better than Rebecca Greene, co-owner of North County Blind Company, Inc. Whether it’s roller shades or billowy drapes in designer fabrics or fresh white, plantation shutters, the window covering is “ like the cherry on top of the ice cream,” she said. “ The finishing touches.” North County Blind Company staff members considers themselves home beautification experts and the company has been a mainstay in Encinitas for the last 25 years in the Von’s shopping center on the west side of El Camino Real. Greene’s husband Jeff founded North County Blind in 1985 and she came on board in 1991, previously she had nothing to do with the business. It quickly became work she enjoyed. “I just love the business,” Greene said. “I love the design, I love the people, it’s a great group of people I work with and we have the best clientele in the world.” Jeff passed away five years ago and Rebecca has kept the business going strong. Clients can come in the showroom and see what is available or the North County Blind crew will also go out to the home to make suggestions. Customer service is paramount, she said, as they think outside the box and really find the best solutions to all kinds of different scenarios. Their designers can completely makeover a room—in addition to blinds they do drapes, upholstery and bedspreads. Greene said that they always try to make sure their designs are practical, that shades and drapery don’t keep peo-

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High school district announces administrative personnel changes San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Ken Noah announced recently that “after considerable thought relative to needs district-wide and at individual sites, he is pleased to announce changes in administrative assignments for the 2011-12 school year.” “We were faced with the need to make reductions in administrative personnel and fill vacancies created through retirements,” he said. The following changes will take place, effective July 1, 2011: • Anna Pedroza, principal at Earl Warren Middle School, will move to Oak Crest Middle School, replacing Terry Calen, who has announced his retirement. • Mary Anne Nuskin, principal at Diegueño Middle School, will move to Earl Warren Middle School. • Bryan Marcus, assistant principal at Diegueño Middle School, will be promoted to principal. The assistant principal position will be filled through a selection process.

• Jeff Copeland, assistant principal at Carmel Valley Middle School, will be promoted to assistant principal at Canyon Crest Academy. Assistant principal, Barbara Stroud, has announced her retirement. • The assistant principal position at Carmel Valley Middle School vacated by Jeff Copeland’s transfer will not be filled, thereby reducing an administrative position in the district. • The athletic director responsibilities at both academies will be absorbed by the assistant principal in charge of athletics, resulting in the net loss of an administrative position. “These changes result in a net reduction of two administrative positions district-wide. Though the reductions are challenging and require fewer people to take on more responsibility, we appreciate the quality of our team, and look forward to continued success,” Noah said.

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Humbled by nature: In aftermath of tsunami ONE VIEW On March 11, a massive 9.0-magnitude offshore earthquake triggered a GORDON tsunami, a CLANTON super-wave North Coast 30 feet high, moving at the speed of a jet airliner. Minutes later, that wave slammed into the northeastern coast of Japan, washing over low-lying areas, destroying everything in its path, killing untold thousands, devastating the national economy, and wrecking a nuclear power plant, with effects that are not yet known.

CONTRACTS continued from page 1 $412,000. Each school’s needs were previously identified by the district’s long-range facilities task force. But because the task force recommendations were broad and extensive, the next step, said SDUHSD associate superintendent for business services Eric Dill, “is for school site committees and district planning staff to review the recommendations and work with architects to create a master plan specifically for each school.” Dill said architects will work on the master plans with school site personnel and review options to incorporate the task force’s ideas into the campus plans. This will include creating conceptual drawings, drafting cost estimates, and developing a master plan document that the district “will use as the road map for our long-range planning for each site,” he said in an email. The master plans, Dill said, will guide the district as it prepares for significant full-scale construction and renovation costing millions of dollars, should the money eventually become available. In the meantime, San Dieguito is using funds earmarked for facilities projects to do planning work, “so that we have a strategy and vision on how to im-

How cruel and ironic that the only nation ever to be attacked with atomic weapons should again be so devastated and threatened by the nuclear cloud. Their suffering, live via satellites and cell phones, is deeply disturbing. But the Japanese disaster is far away from our North Coast, thousands of miles from here, across the world’s largest ocean. We empathize, but we mostly do not identify with the suffering Japanese. And yet, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) is 40 miles from Del Mar. The U. S. government has advised the Japanese to evacuate a 50-mile radius around the damaged reactor. Like its Japanese counterpart, the San Onofre plant was built on the ocean’s edge, so that seawater could be used for cooling the reactors.

prove our campuses as we adapt to the 21st century learning environment,” Dill said. “All of this work will be paid for using funds specifically collected toward and restricted for use on capital facilities projects,” he said. “No general fund dollars will be used, so that we may continue to dedicate those funds toward operating our educational program.” Dill said the master plans will also strive for “consistency in the vision for all our schools.” Before awarding the contracts, the district sent out requests for proposals and received 20 responses. Eight firms were interviewed and four were selected. “The four proposed firms each have their own strength to best match our school sites,” reads the board report. The firms are: •Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects – for Torrey Pines High School and La Costa Canyon High School – not to exceed $81,780 •Lionakis – for Canyon Crest Academy, Carmel Valley Middle School, and Earl Warren Middle School – not to exceed $155,500 •MVE Institutional – for Sunset High School and San Dieguito Academy – not to exceed $95,000 •Westberg + White – for Diegueno Middle School and Oak Crest Middle School – not to exceed $80,000

Like Japan, coastal California is on the Ring of Fire, the earthquake belt that runs all around the Pacific Ocean. Our coastland and adjacent waters are riddled with faults. The San Onofre plant was built to withstand a 7.0 quake. There is another seaside nuclear plant at Diablo Canyon, just north of Pismo Beach. It was built to withstand a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. In the 1960s, a nuclear power plant was proposed for Bodega Bay, a picturesque fishing village 50 miles north of San Francisco. Because of local opposition, it never was built. The Bodega Bay site was right on the San Andreas Fault and close by the region’s environmentally sensitive fishing, dairy, and tourism incontinued fromtopage dustries. Attempts build 1 a nuclear power plant in Mali-

KEY continued from page 1 be generated. “We know there’s going to be another earthquake,” said Debi Kilb, Ph.D., a seismologist with Scripps Institution of Oceanography. “What we don’t know is whether it’s going to be today, tomorrow or a hundred years from now.” Statistics show every year approximately 500 earthquakes occur in California large enWough to be felt. San Diego County, compared to other Southern California areas, has sparse seismicity. However, since 1984, earthquake activity in San Diego County reportedly has doubled over that of the preceding 50 years. And while the fault nearest this area is the Rose Canyon Fault, it’s the least worrisome to Kilb who sees greater risks from the San Jacinto Fault that runs through Anza, east of Temecula, and the San Andreas, which runs from Point Arena to the Salton Sea. As scientists like Kilb and Pat Abbott, emeritus professor of geology at San Diego State University, look at the quakes from their vantage points as to the whys and hows, city and county officials have to deal with what happens “when.” Geologist Abbott, who is the go-to source for San Diego media when a quake gets our attention, said places like Japan have the most severe quakes because they’re on the tectonic plate boundaries

bu also were abandoned. There are more than 100 nuclear generators in the United States, providing 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. Japan gets 40 percent of its power from nukes, France 80 percent. Amid our increasing tendency to allow economic considerations to take precedence over all others, we are told that we “cannot afford” to do without nuclear energy. Recent events remind us that our most brilliant human efforts can be washed away in moments by powerful natural forces — and that perhaps moving towards sustainable energy sources is worth the cost. Gordon Clanton teaches sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at gclanton@mail.sdsu. edu.

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mines in preparation for amphibious landing operations. In 2001, he left research continued from page 14 and entered the commercial phase of his career as senior ing and nonlinear control of director of engineering with legged robots. the semi-conductor equip“I was there for two years, loved it, loved the aca- ment company, KLA-Tencor in San Jose, followed by his apdemic environment,” but didn’t care much for the Con- pointment as vice president of engineering with Palomar necticut weather. “I think I Technologies, San Diego, and was already a California boy as a strategic consultant for at heart.” mCAP Systems, San Diego. Returning to California, He assumed his present he joined the independent, position as president and CEO nonprofit Silicon Valley reof the then start-up PCN Techsearch institute, SRI International, initially as manager of nology in April 2006. The company now has 14 robotics and subsequently as employees, mostly engineerdirector of robotics with a joint visiting appointment at ing and technical staff, with four employees in sales and Stanford University. “My group at SRI actually marketing. Shastri predicts that PCN built the first completely conwill eventually employ 100 tained cockroach-like robot people by 2013 and 1,000 by with artificial muscles … for 2016. the Navy,” he said. The sixAs a company that finds legged robot, appropriately new uses for existing matericalled HEX, was designed to als, Shastri said, he is proud of wade through the first 50 PCN’s reputation as a cleanyards of an enemy beach to tech company. locate, step on and explode

What to do before an earthquake ■ Identify safe spots at home and work. • Establish an out-of-area contact who can coordinate family members’ locations and information in case you become separated. ■ Prepare a family disaster supplies kit and keep one in your home and one in your car which includes: flashlight, batteries, radio, water, three-day supply of non-perishable food, medicine, an extra set of keys and extra clothes. ■ Take a first-aid class from your local Red Cross chapter. ■ Eliminate hazards in your home.

What to do after an earthquake ■ Stay indoors until authorities say the event has ended. ■ Check your home for damages and report any problems to the appropriate authorities. ■ Look for and extinguish small fires and eliminate fire hazards. ■ Turn off the gas if you smell gas or think it’s leaking. ■ Monitor radio news reports for updates about emergency information. ■ Expect aftershocks. Each time you feel one use the drop, cover and hold technique! — Source: San Diego County Office of Emergency Services

where the ocean floor is being pulled beneath the continents. That, he said, results in a “buildup of a huge amount of energy buckling the seafloor, causing huge earthquakes with energy being shoved into the water that generates the tsunami.” Kilb added more detail about the difference: “Our primary faults (San Andreas, San Jacinto and Elsinore) run parallel to one another northwest to southeast and are of the strike-slip variety,” she said.

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They act like “sliding closet doors moving back and forth,” typically generating less severe quakes when they happen, she added. Another reason for the smaller magnitude quakes here is that they are “relatively shallow, she said, noting that while our faults are similar in length to those in Japan, ours are at about 30 kilometers, compared to Japan where the faults like 300 kilometers deep. That also helps explain why a tsunami like the one

in Japan is less likely in Southern California, she added. “A tsunami requires three elements: a big quake, a shallow quake and a large body of water. We only have two of the three — we’re missing the large body of water in relation to most of our faults, which are farther east.” Even so, she said, a large quake along the San Andreas could trigger an offshore landslide that could displace the ocean water and thus a tsunami. Abbott outlined the Rose Canyon Fault, which “runs 5 miles offshore of San Onofre nuclear facility, then comes onshore just south of La Jolla Parkway, then bends and goes down Rose Canyon past the east side of Mission Bay.” He noted “San Onofre was designed to withstand a 6.5 magnitude quake with a safety factor raising it to 7.0. But it might be prudent to reexamine that engineering to see if there’s any weak spots or vulnerability in the system. It’s not a new facility. Are there any upgrades that are needed?” Ongoing field and laboratory studies suggest the largest credible earthquake predicted for the coastal and metropolitan areas is a M7.2 on the Rose Canyon Fault and a M7.6 from either the Elsinore Fault or the San Jacinto Fault in the North and East County areas, according to the county’s Office of Emergency Services website. — Staff writer Kathy Day contributed to this report.


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Lagoon restoration nears completion MAYOR’S VIEW It is especially gratifying when a large and difficult project that has been champiDON MOSIER oned by Del Mar Mayor Del Mar residents for years is nearing completion. The dredging of the San Dieguito River mouth by Southern California Edison will be completed in the

next three months, and most of the objectives of the Lagoon Restoration Plan will have been achieved. The master plan for the lagoon restoration was developed by the San Dieguito River Park JPA in 2000, when former Del Mar Mayor Mark Whitehead was chair of the board of directors. It included the following objectives: (1) Restore the project area to a total, well-functioning ecological unit that includes open waters, wetlands, uplands and bluffs. (2) Expand tidal influence within the historic boundaries of the San Dieguito Lagoon to the maximum extent feasible by

enlarging the tidal prism, maintaining the tidal inlet in an open condition at the river mouth, creating new tidal basins, and creating finger channels to support subtidal, intertidal and coastal salt marsh habitat. (3) Restore native habitat to its historical natural patterns, to the extent feasible, by restoring riparian corridors and natural drainages, removing invasive species, and restoring and enhancing connections to adjacent coastal wetland, riparian and coastal sage scrub habitat. (4) Create and enhance habitat for rare, threatened and endangered wildlife species indigenous (now

or in the past) to the lagoon area, including nesting habitat for least terns and snowy plovers. (5) Provide habitat for Canada geese and other migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. (6) Restore rare coastal wetlands as important habitat for oceanic fish. (7) Provide an alignment for the Coast to Crest Trail that provides access for multiple user groups, including hikers, bicyclists, equestrians and users of all abilities, and that does not impact sensitive habitats or species. (8) Interpret natural and cultural resources for the public by providing wildlife viewing opportunities, interpretive

Parents survey overwhelmingly for change We are writing to make parents

Among the other significant nu-

the largest group of families reporting

and the school community aware of

tritional findings regarding the current

all five (5) days (280) and the second

the results of a recently completed

program:

largest repeating three (3) days (242).

survey of the Del Mar Union School

•A number of entrées and snacks

Currently, only 463 families purchase

MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD Associate Editor/Senior Reporter editor@delmartimes.net

District’s (DMUSD) school lunch pro-

contain high fructose corn syrup and

lunch one or more times a week. This

gram. This effort was spearheaded by a

partially hydrogenated oils.

repeated interest in purchasing lunches

volunteer group comprised of parents

•Most of the entrées are fully

represents over a 100 percent increase

KAREN BILLING, DAVE SCHWAB Reporters

from each of our schools, community

cooked and frozen by processors (e.g.

in families willing to purchase better

representatives and DMUSD staff.

Tyson), then reheated before being

lunches from the current purchasers!

DON PARKS Vice President of Advertising JENNIFER BRYAN, MATT CRIST, ROBERT LANE, LAURA NORTH, ANNA MITCHELL, CLAIRE OTTE, SHARON SWANSON, ASHLEY GOODIN TERI WESTOVER, KELLY MATYN Advertising

Of the nearly 3,200 families with

served to the students at the DMUSD.

We want to encourage the par-

children attending our schools, nearly

•Preservatives and flavor enhanc-

ents and community to view the en-

1,050 responded to the on-line survey

ers are added to many of the entrée’s

tire survey results on-line at http://

during the past two months, achiev-

and snacks.

www.dmusd.org/district/files/openFile.

ing an overwhelming response rate of slightly over 33 percent. The re-

•All of the hot dogs and pepperoni served contain added nitrites.

aspx?fileID=10633. And we encourage the willingness of DMUSD to address

DARA ELSTEIN Business Manager

spondents represented 53 percent of

From a business perspective, the

these meal concerns and look for new

families who currently participate in

survey results demonstrate a real op-

models and options to meet our fam-

BEAU BROWN Graphics Manager

DMUSD’s school lunch program and

portunity to grow our school lunch

ily’s nutritional needs!

47 percent who do not.

program in order to produce more

Doug Perkins is a local business-

From the 546 families who pur-

revenues, and serve a greater variety

man and member of the board of

chase lunch, only 29 percent were sat-

of healthier meals. Responding to the

trustees of the DMUSD

isfied with the current program. From

question of how often would you pur-

Yana Mohanty, Ph.D., is a math

the 71 percent who were dissatisfied

chase a school lunch that meets your

educator, Ocean Air parent and co-

with the current program the top two

nutritional requirements and is within

chair of the survey group of volun-

reasons were failure of the lunch to

your budget, an overwhelming 940

teers.

meet nutritional requirements and the

families indicated that they would pur-

lack of appeal of the current menus.

chase one or more days per week with

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Outraged by extra pay to former school district employee As a past Del Mar Union School District parent, I am writing in regards to the March 3 column by Marsha Sutton titled “Educational Potpourri: Revolving Business Chiefs in Del Mar” concerning the former Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Scott Mann. The column states that Mr. Mann, who was hired on Sept. 13, 2010, was a

probationary employee who could be released at any time, and that after only 40 days, it was mutually decided that the position was not a good fit for him or the district. I am outraged to read that Del Mar Superintendent Jim Peabody decided to give Mr. Mann an extra month of pay ($9,414, not including an extra months of benefits) “because it was

the correct and professional thing to do.” As a parent who was constantly asked to donate money to the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation for the ESC program, I ask why someone who was on the job for only 40 days deserved to be paid for 30 more days when it was not legally required? This money, I believe, could have gone to programs that bene-

fited the students, not to an ex-employee who lived 70 miles away in Menifee, who already had a consulting business and was serving on Menifee’s City Council. This shocking waste of money was a story that should have been featured on the front cover of this newspaper, not buried on page 12. Grace Hausman, Carmel Valley

trails, educational signage, and a Nature Center. The San Dieguito Lagoon Preservation Committee has supported this agenda for many years, and will celebrate the imminent completion of the restoration project with the annual Lagoon Day event to be held at the Del Mar Powerhouse on Sunday, April 17, at 11 a.m. You can hear the story of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” presented by Jesse Powell, a graduate researcher from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. More details are available at: http://www.lagoondaydelmar.com/

Get out of our lives, government A tax on soda pop to control what people eat is another back-door entry into our homes, pocketbook and lives. Besides hitting the poor the most, because they are the group whose largest percentage of their budget goes to food, this is one more tsunami on our personal rights, with cakes, candy, canned fruit, and sugar itself next. The cost of control from farmers, manufacturer, packager, and all those government employees necessary to enforce taking our rights away will be staggering, and paid, as always, by us, the consumer-taxpayer. Does anyone believe that this will prevent even one person from consuming sodas, when the Yale professor who invented this idea says he doesn’t know if it will work? Another American city wants to outlaw perfume and after-shaves. What compelling state interest does the state have in my kitchen, my shopping list, my bedroom, my home? None; more rights sacrificed to the gods of government bureaucracy taking our money every way they can to grow government bigger and bigger, insuring jobs and the almighty vote. You can’t run yourselves, so you want to run us. Government, get out of our lives. Self-determination is back in, leave us alone. Noel W. Spaid, Del Mar


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Class of 2011 Waltz Dinner

The senior class of National Charity League’s San Dieguito Chapter held its traditional Father-Daughter Waltz dance at the Estancia Hotel La Jolla on March 20. The event provides the fathers with a chance to have a dance lesson with their daughters as a prelude to the girls being presented at Senior Recognition in May. Senior Recognition is the celebration of completing NCL’s six-year program, encouraging charitable endeavors and promoting motherdaughter relationships in philanthropic, educational and cultural experiences. The students being recognized are: Rachel Atkins, Julia Bliss, Brianna Burgess, Kristen Casey, Kelly Connor, Frannie Cormier, Tressa Cunningham, Lauren Fields, Lauren Geisler, Katelyn Hanlon, Nicole Herman, Stephanie Holmes, Jessica Huang, Kaitlin Huennekens, Emily Jones, Kelly Joyner, AJ Kiyoizumi, Maddie Knox, Mia Montanile, Laura Morgan, Tara Roudi, Lauren Rowles, Erica Turnbull, Paige Vreeburg, Shannon Wilcox and Jessica Yacovelle. Photos/WIll Parson (Left) Bill and Lauren Geisler are ready to hit the dance floor! (Above) Instructor Andria Elam teaches a few moves.

Lauren Rowles shares a moment with father Steve.

The fathers take a turn at the front of the class.

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(Above left) Dr. Takashi Kiyoizumi and his daughter AJ during the practice. (Above right) Kelly and Mike Connor watch the other fathers and daughters practice dancing. Kelly suffered a sprained ankle while playing lacrosse.


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Accomplished politician, athlete visits Del Mar Jim Ryun (above left), a former top track athlete and politician, who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, representing the 2nd District in Kansas, recently had lunch at Jake’s Del Mar with (above left) his wife, Anne, Jason Rexing (right), and local resident Ron Baniaga back row, right). Ryun is known as one of the greatest runners of all time. A three-time U.S. Olympian in the 1,500 meters, Ryun held the world record in five events and became the first prep miler to break four minutes for the mile, running 3:59.0 as a junior at Wichita High School East in Wichita, Kansas. Among his many athletic accomplishments, Ryun was named “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated in 1966.

Local winner at Santa Anita Turbulent Descent, whose owners include local residents/entrepreneurs Bill Strauss (Proflowers.com) and Jeffrey Strauss (Pamplemousse Grille), holds off a fast-closing Zazu to win the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on March 5 at Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia. Ridden by David Flores, Turbulent Descent set a stakes record of 1:41.05 for the 1 1/16-mile race. Photo/Kelley Carlson

Correction In a story that ran last issue on the Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar’s contributions to the Discovery Garden at Del Mar Hills Academy, it incorrectly stated the source of a $200 grant for the garden. The $200 grant came from The Del Mar Garden Club, a nonprofit organization that beautifies the City of Del Mar and educates its members and the community about all things related to local gardening. Del Mar Hills Academy thanks both the Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar and The Del Mar Garden Club for their commitment to educating kids about the wonders and benefits of creating and tending a garden.

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Del Mar Little League [www.dmll.org] Scores and standings as of 03/20/2010 Majors – American League Team

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Red Sox 3 2 0 0.600

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Cubs

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Phillies

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Padres

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0 6 0 0.000 5.5 Lost 6 0-5-0 Giants Game Highlights The Del Mar Little League Majors division is off to a great start in 2011 will all teams in action this past week. There have been a number of tight games and a lot of offense including the following home runs over the past couple of weeks play: • Athletics: Tucker Pike (1HR) • Twins: Jack Lofaro (1HR), Dean Shearson (1HR) • Yankees: Kyle Katzin (1HR), Denny Cmiel (1HR) • Cardinals: Joseph Bulgarelli (3HR), Gavin Navarro (2HR), Nicholas Rhodes (1HR), Bradley Polinsky (2HR), Dustin Rafner (1HR), Sam Reissmann (1HR) • Red Sox: Robert Schlesier (1HR) In other action, congratulations to Alex Maher (AAA BlueClaws) and Nicholas Bresnahan (AAA Pawsox) for their first home runs of the new season and congratulations the DMLL 50/70 team on their big win in the inaugural game for the trial of a new Little League game format. DMLL won 18-11 against a strong Encinitas Little League opponent in a game highlighted by a ton of offense. Daniel Hoppen led the charge a home run in the first inning. For all the scores and standings visit the Del Mar Little League website at www.dmll.org

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Week in Sports By Gideon Rubin Baseball: Junior pitching standout Nolan Gannon tossed a no-hitter to lead Santa Fe Christian to a 4-0 victory over Mt. Carmel in a nonleague Pirate-Falcon tournament game on March 15. Gannon struck out 15 batters and allowed two walks and helped himself with

his bat too, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Cal Roberts also had a big game offensively for the Eagles, going 2-for-2 with two RBI. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 2-3. Torrey Pines’ season-opening five-game winning streak ended when the Falcons lost

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Q. Laura: I just failed my smog test because of a defective gas cap! What could be defective about my gas cap? The mechanic just said it failed the test and I needed another one. Funny thing is, he Dave Stall had a cabinet full of gas caps — why do I feel I got ripped off? Why would he have a cabinet full of gas caps unless he was running some kind of scam? I would like to complain or turn him in to his authorities. Who would that be?

important function of my car — hope you can help!

A. Dave: Your smog technician has done nothing wrong by having a selection of gas caps for sale. If he didn’t have caps in stock you would have had to reschedule or wait until he orders a new cap. The gas cap must hold vacuum or it fails — the technician has nothing to do with the test. It is up to the computer. If you had a locking gas cap on your vehicle, they fail almost 50 percent of the time. Today’s smog technicians are being scrutinized by the government on a regular basis — they can’t afford to rip you off. They could lose their license and be fined heavily.

Q. Jeff: I have a car that has been sitting for a couple of years. I start it up on occasion so it runs and drives fine. The problem is, my Dad won’t let me go anywhere with it because he says the tires are junk. The tires have plenty of tread but the sidewalls have cracks all the way around. I looked at the crack and even stuck a screwdriver in the crack and it wasn’t deep at all. What would you do? Drive it or replace the tires?

Q. Lester: My windshield washers don’t work. I can hear the motor running, but no water comes out of the nozzles mounted on the hood. Do you have any tips that I can try before I take it into the shop? I feel compelled to tell you that I go to work really early in the morning and I use my wipers to clean off the early morning dew. My wipers are a very

A. Dave: Your problem should be an easy fix. It sounds like your sprayer hose and/ or nozzle is clogged up. The first thing you need to do is clean out the nozzle ports with a small pin, then look at the hoses and pull off the ends and see if you can blow through the hose. If not, you may need to use compressed air. Be carefully with compressed air, you may blow a hole in your hose and then it must be replaced. Once you get rid of the obstruction, fill your washer bottle with distilled or drinking water only, then add a couple of caps full of Windex and that should keep your system clean.

A. Dave: When I was a kid, I would have said drive it, but because I am older and wiser (OK, older), I would replace the tires before driving. The cracks you see are where the tread is vulcanized to the casing. If left alone, you will be driving down the street and, BANG, the tread separates from the casing and you are on the side of the road trying to change a flat tire with a junk tire as a spare. Go get some tires!

to La Costa Canyon 10-4 in the finals of the Pirate-Falcon tournament on March 19. The Falcons advanced to the finals after a 6-5 semifinal victory over San Pasqual on March 15. Garrett Stubbs had two hits including a double and Morgan Oliver had two hits and two RBI to lead the Falcons offensively in the LCC game. Taylor Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer to lead the Falcons in the San Pasqual game and Sam Wisenberg contributed a double and two RBI. Falcons reliever Luc Rennie, who was credited with the victory, struck out five batters and allowed one unearned run in fiveinnings of two-hit ball. ***** Cathedral Catholic needed a stirring comeback and dominant pitching to win its first two games. But the perennially dominant Dons now appear to be back to more familiar form of winning their last two games by decisive margins. The Dons concluded the Hilltop-Lolita tournament with an 8-2 victory over St. Augustine in the consolation finals on March 18, a day after beating Bonita Vista 9-3. The Dons, who opened the tournament with a 5-0 loss to Granite Hills on March 9, rallied from a three-run deficit in their last at-bat to defeat St. Augustine 10-9 on March 12. They haven’t lost since. Stephen Gonsalves pitched six innings of one-hit ball to lead the Dons to a 1-0 victory over Rancho Bernardo on March 15. Nico Gabrella drove in the game’s only run in the bottom of the fourth, when he singled in Jesse Kay. Gabrella, who’s also the Dons’ closer, made that run hold up in a white-knuckle seventh in which he struck out the side but allowed two hits including a double. Gabrella hit a grand slam to power the Dons in the Bonita Vista game. Stephan Haviar had three hits including a double and Gabrella went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI to lead the Dons in the St. Augustine game. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 4-1. ***** Canyon Crest Academy’s hot bats were finally shut down in an 8-2 loss to San Diego in a nonleague Christian Patriot tournament game on March 17. The loss followed decisive wins earlier in the week. The Ravens defeated El Cajon Valley 10-1 on March 15, and Rock Academy 10-3 the next day.

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The Ravens were held to three hits in the San Diego game. Frank Montana had three hits and two RBI to lead the Ravens in the ECV game. Ravens pitcher Matthew Dinerman, who was credited with the victory, struck out eight batters and allowed one run on six hits and two walks in six innings. Dinerman had three hits and Sameer Jafri had two hits and two RBI to lead the Ravens in the Rock Academy game. Jack Kaloogian, who was credited with the win, pitched five innings of one-hit ball. ***** San Diego Jewish Academy rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 3-2 nonleague victory over Christian Life Academy on March 17. The win followed an 8-0 loss to Calvary Christian on March 16. Jonathan LaZare had two hits including a double and two RBI to lead the Lions in the CLA game. Brandon Morse, who was credited with the victory, struck out five batters and allowed two runs (both unearned) in six innings of two-hit ball. ***** Cathedral Catholic rallied from a fourrun deficit for a dramatic 6-5 victory over Torrey Pines in a nonleague game on March 17. Torrey Pines broke open a scoreless game when the Falcons scored four runs in the third. The Dons scored two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead. The Falcons tied the game in the top of the seventh, but the Dons scored the gamewinner in their last at-bat in the bottom of the seventh. Dominique Madruga had three hits including a double to lead the Dons, and Riley Price and Milan Botte each added two hits. Lauren Hynes was 1-for-3 with a triple and four RBI to lead the Falcons. Cathedral Catholic fell to 4-2 overall for the season after losing to Laguna Hills 6-0 in a nonleague game on March 19. Torrey Pines rebounded from the Cathedral Catholic loss with a 5-3 win over El Camino in the El Camino tournament on March 18, and a 14-3 victory against Helix in the Helix-Falcon Fiesta tournament the next day. Mary Lee went 1-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Falcons in the El Camino game. Hynes and Emma Wong each had three hits to lead the Falcons in the Helix game. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 7-3-1.

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Spanos strives to improve lives Susie Lucas Spanos is a fifth generation Californian and volunteer extraordinaire. She sits on the governing board of the San Diego Blood Bank and is the driving force behind the San Diego Chargers Blood Drive and Fashion Show. Spanos is also on the board of Charger Champions and the foundation that together provide financial support to youth, education and health programs. She was named Woman of the Year by the San Diego Leukemia Society for Susie Lucas Spanos her efforts to help save lives. She was named a Women of Dedication by the Salvation Army and a Most Valuable Philanthropist. Spanos has also given years of service to the San Diego Museum of Art and chaired Art Alive, which set a record for attendance one year with 17,000 guests. When she chaired the San Diego Zoo fundraiser, the event’s proceeds also set records. Spanos has given her time and talents to the boards of San Diego State University, the San Diego Women’s Foundation, and the St. Germaine Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. She has been a trustee at the University of San Diego, on the Parents Council at Wake Forest University, and an advisory member of Las Patronas. She and her husband, Dean, have two sons, Alexander and John. What brought you to this area? When our family got controlling interest of the San Diego Chargers in 1984, we relocated to San Diego. What makes this area special to you? What makes the area so special are the great people who live here. They are interesting, intelligent, generous, kind and fun. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you improve? If I could improve anything in my area it would be the parking and the potholes in the roads. Who or what inspires you? I am inspired by the natural beauty that God has surrounded us with, and by my church, Mary Star of the Sea.

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Del Mar men competing in this year’s Death Race in Vermont BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD Staff Writer Hauling logs 26 miles up a snowy mountain, eating a pound of raw onions, and chopping wood until your hands bleed isn’t something most people would voluntarily subject themselves to. Then again, those who sign up for the race that entails such extreme tasks are not like most people. Like the name suggests, the Death Race is only for those who don’t fear, and in fact welcome, radical challenge. Even the race’s website, YouMayDie. com, is enough to make some weak in the knees. Part of what gives the race its reputation is its unpredictability. There are no start and end times because race organizers make that call when the spirit moves them, which can be anywhere from several hours to more than a day, and they keep everyone on their toes by constantly throwing curve balls, each in the form of some outlandish, agonizing mission. Those who finish the race — survivors, as they’re called — are few and far between. Last year only 19 out 135 people finished the annual race in Vermont. This year’s race will be June 24 and hopefuls include three men who hail from Del Mar: Daniel Schaerer, Bo Brown and Nate Brown. “Crazy physical activity has pretty much always been part of my life,” said Brown, who spent nearly six years in the U.S. Navy, and in 2003 was part of the Naval Special Warfare Unit in Iraq. These days the veteran and former Del Mar lifeguard is in medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The change of pace has left him itching for some serious physical excursion. “Right now it’s a lot of sitting around studying books. When I learned about the Death Race, it immediately appealed to me.” The Death Race also appealed to Schaerer, who is also a Del Mar native attending medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Schaerer was a discus thrower at Stanford University, and then competed internationally as part of the Swiss national track and field team. “He’s defiantly got that drive and competitive edge which I think will help a lot for this race,” Brown said, and that likely explains why his younger brother also signed up for Death Race. The junior

Daniel Schaerer. COURTESY PHOTOS at UC Berkeley has been a competitive Alpine skier since high school, when he moved to Idaho and joined the Sun Valley Ski Team. Brown and Schaerer have also decided to use the Death Race as an opportunity to raise money for charity. Brown is raising money for the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation, and donations can be made via challengedathletes.org. Schaerer is raising money for Health Volunteers Overseas and donations can be made through his blog’s website, http://danielschaerer.blogspot.com/. Brown said he thinks he and his race

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‘Making manners meaningful’ The Del Mar Foundation held its “Making Manners Meaningful and Memorable” Brunch on March 20 at Paradise Grille, Flower Hill Promenade. The event brought families together to learn the importance of table manners at home and in social settings. Nicole Macintosh of Nicole Macintosh Events gave a fun and engaging presentation about the importance of table manners and table talk while the families enjoyed a delicious brunch prepared by Paradise Grille. Photos/Jon Clark. Continued on page B3.

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All invited to ‘Dare to Dream’ auction The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is holding its annual auction, “Dare to Dream,� on Saturday, May 7, from 5-8:30 p.m. at 1036 Solana Drive in Solana Beach. Admission is free. Call 858-755-9225 or visit www.uufsd.org for directions and more information. Come to an evening full of fun. Bid for items such as vacation getaways, art work, jewelry, antiques, event tickets, and much more while you enjoy live music, and a wine tasting event at $3 a glass. Bring the kids. Monitored child care will be available with pizza.

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Brentano String Quartet Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. MCASD Sherwood Auditorium Tickets: $75, $55, $25 "Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding," raves the London Independent, don’t miss this performance featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, Bernstein and Dvoråk. ˇ (858) 459-3728 www.LJMS.org

CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING Axline Lecture Featuring William Kentridge Thursday April 7 MCASD welcomes South African artist William Kentridge, who was recently nominated as the 26th annual Kyoto Prize Laureate in Arts and Philosophy. Kentridge’s work addresses his country’s social issues and ongoing transformation. Seating for this event is limited.

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Hop on the bus with the Hoover family as they embark on a cross-country trek chasing the title of "Little Miss Sunshine" in this outrageously funny new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film.

Now through April 10 9:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. & 1:30–5 p.m.

The Athenaeum's 21st anniversary season of chamber concerts continues with the Henschel Quartett, a German string quartet known for their masterful blending of traditional and modern music. Tickets: $40/45 CALL TO RESERVE (858) 454-5872 www.ljathenaeum.org

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Join aquarium naturalists for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from their Alaska breeding grounds to Baja California. Don’t forget your camera! Cost: $30 weekdays, $35 weekends Youth: $15 daily Download a $5-off coupon at aquarium.ucsd.edu


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Novelist Alexi Zentner discusses book ‘Touch’ at The Book Works April 10 On Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m., author Alexi Zentner will read from and discuss his debut novel “Touch” at The Book Works in Flower Hill Promenade. The author will sign copies immediately following his talk. This event is free to the public. Myths and the eternal bonds of love shape the landscape of Alexi Zentner’s unforgettable debut novel, TOUCH [W. W. Norton & Company; April 4, 2011; $24.95 hardcover]. On the eve of his mother’s death, Stephen, a pastor, returns to the harsh north woods of his childhood to comfort his dying mother and to revisit the ghosts of his family’s past. This elegant novel unfolds in overlapping narratives as Stephen recalls the summer 30 years ago when his grandfather finally returned, decades after he had disappeared, to search for his beloved and long-dead wife. For more information, visit www.

Meet artist behind ‘Literary Characters in Film: Portraits by John David Ratajkowski’ on April 9 The Book Works is presenting an art exhibit titled “Literary Characters in Film: Portraits by John David Ratajkowski” through May 31. This, the bookstore’s first art exhibition, features portraits of timeless Jewish literary figures, some fictional, others based on historical characters, who have been depicted in classic films. The show integrates literature, film and visual art in its portraits, including, among others, Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski’s film of The Pianist; Milo O’Shea as Leopold Bloom in Joseph Strick’s film of Ulysses; and Al Pacino as Shylock in Michael Radford’s film of The Merchant of Venice. “We expect that Mr. Ratajkowski’s work

will inspire creative discussions across and between admirers of the visual arts, film buffs, and book lovers,” says Lisa Stefanacci, owner of The Book Works. The exhibit is currently showing at The Book Works and there will be a cocktail reception to meet the artist on Saturday, April 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with brief talks about the theme of the show and the process of creating the art by Kathleen Balgley, curator of the show, and Ratajkowski. The Book Works is located just east of I-5 at Via de la Valle: in the Flower Hill Mall, on the 2nd level, next to the Pannikin Cafe, 2670 Via de la Valle Suite A230, Del Mar, CA 92014. (858) 755-3735.

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alexizentner.com/alexizentner.com/Touch.html The Book Works is located just east of I-5 at Via de la Valle: in the Flower Hill Mall, on the 2nd level, next to the Pannikin Cafe. 2670 Via de la Valle Suite A230, Del Mar, CA 92014. (858) 755-3735.

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Join us for our Middle School Prospective Parent Meeting (Grades 6-8) Thursday, March 31, 2011, 6:30-7:30 p.m., NDA Library/Media Center Learn about the academic, social and spiritual advantage of attending NDA!

Come for family fellowship and a great flick at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar Village. Saturday, March 26, will be Family Movie Night, featuring a pizza dinner, popcorn and a big-screen showing of “Jack,” starring Robin Williams. All members of the community are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids. For more information contact Anne Page at annepage@stpetersdelmar.net.

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Peace through laughter with Arabs Gone Wild

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has grown to a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries.

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Quidam is said to be the embodiment of both everyone and no one at the same time. According to Cirque du Soleil literature “Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past. ... One who cries out, sings and dreams within us all.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. March 30-31; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 1-2; and 1 and 5 p.m. April 3. Quidam tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/quidam or (800) 745-3000.

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a Palestinian-American comedian who has appeared in the movie “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” the PBS special “Muslim Comics Come of Age” and Comedy Central’s “The Watch List.” She co-produces the New York ArabAmerican Comedy Festival with Obeidallah. “‘Arabs Gone Wild’ is not just a stand-up show, it’s a party,” insisted coheadliner Aron Kader, an Arab-American comedian and one of the stars of “Axis of Evil” and “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen.” Special guest ArabAmerican comedians will join the tour in each city.

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only annual stand-up comedy festival) and the annual New York ArabAmerican Comedy Festival. Obeidallah said the show will tackle everything from politics to pop culture, as well as Arab issues like “Arab time,” (why Arabs are always late for everything) and “Dating while Arab,” with an overall goal of using comedy to combat negative misconceptions and Islamaphobia. “You don’t have to be of Arab heritage to enjoy the comedy; the jokes are written for everyone to understand – even ‘white people,’ ” quipped coheadliner Maysoon Zayid,

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The Arabs Gone Wild stand-up comedy tour, which played to sold-out shows last year across the country, is on a five-city tour that includes a stop at the La Jolla Comedy Store on March 31. “We named this year’s tour ‘The Comedy Revolution Tour’ in light of what is going on in the Middle East and because we are hoping to cause a comedy revolution in the U.S.,” joked co-headliner Dean Obeidallah, one of the stars of the Comedy Central “Axis of Evil” stand-up special. Obeidallah also serves as the co-producer of both The Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival (the Middle East’s first and

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ROSENKAVALIER BY RICHARD STRAUSS

Timeless, Romantic & Opulent Light and dark themes of relationships mingle in this masterpiece of love and loss, making Strauss’ Rosenkavalier one of the most beloved operas of all time. SUN APR 3 2PM WED APR 6 7PM* (*Best Seat Availability)

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‘Free Flight Bird Sanctuary’ presentation to be held April 5

15th Annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event to be held April 10

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library invite the public to its Friends Night Out event on Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a presentation on “Free Flight, Our Local Exotic Bird Sanctuary.” Free Flight is located on Jimmy Durante Blvd in Del Mar and was opened by Dr. Robert Stonebreaker as a sanctuary that saves, nurtures, rehabilitates, and places exotic birds in their ideal environment. Our Friends Night Out program will be presented by Sarah Booher, who is the outreach coordinator for Free Flight. At the program attendees will be able to learn more about Free Flight and also meet and interact with some of the unique birds which make up the Free Flight Flock. This event is free to the public and will be held at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Avenue in Solana Beach, (858-755-1404).

Seventeen of Del Mar’s finest restaurants have signed on to participate in the 15th Meet the Chefs of Del Mar benefiting Casa de Amparo, San Diego Community leader in the field of child abuse treatment and prevention. The event will be held Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Tickets are $125 per person and are tax deductible. A special VIP Reception will take place from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tickets, which include admission to the main event, are $185. Tickets are available online at www.casadeamparo.org/events, by email to ktidrow@casadeamparo.org or phone 760-754-5500. Tickets are limited so early purchase is recommended.

Rhythm & Vine music, wine & food festival to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs The 3rd Annual Rhythm & Vine, North County San Diego’s music, wine and food festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego will take place Saturday, April 9, at Westfield North County Mall. Featuring three musical performances, silent auction and VIP exclusive tent, this spectacular music, wine and food extravaganza will strike a new chord in San Diego’s North County this spring. Rhythm & Vine has been produced in association with World of Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions, known nationally for the acclaimed San Diego Wine & Food Festival—the largest of its kind on the West Coast. For more information about Rhythm & Vine, visit www.rhythmandvine.org.

Blues performer coming to Zel’s Del Mar in April Robin Henkel, an award-winning bluesman (guitar/vocals) with a “howlin’, prowlin’, growlin’ style” will play every Saturday during the month of April from 8-10 p.m. at Zel’s Del Mar (1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar (858) 755-0076).

Local hair studio hosts ‘Invisible Children’ screening March 29 On March 29, Invisible Children, a media-based non-profit dedicated to ending Africa’s longest-running war, will be screening “Tony” at La Colonia Community Center, located at 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., a free event hosted by staff at Ubuntu Hair Studio. To contact the studio or RSVP you may visit facebook.com or call 858792-5959. Invisible Children exists to raise awareness about children abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group currently terrorizing central east Africa. The March 29 event, organized by Serena Jenichs of Ubuntu, is a part of Invisible Children’s Congo Tour, in which 17 teams are touring America in vans to show films featuring Ugandan teammates. Each team is composed of three full-time, American volunteers and a Ugandan speaker. The Ugandans are advocating on behalf of Congolese villagers who have been under attack by the LRA, who first terrorized homes in Uganda before moving into the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent years. The Ugandan teammate will introduce film, share her experience and open the floor to questions or discussion following film. There will be merchandise for sale, including bracelets, handbags, and t-shirts, made in Uganda. All members of the community are invited to attend. For more information and to join the fight, visit www.invisiblechildren.com.

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Three-day Wonderland Festival lights up local arts scene BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Contributor Attention, dance-lovers: Wonderland is coming! Named for the amusement park that brought roller coasters, waterslides and a dance pavilion to San Diego 100 years ago, the new Wonderland is a thee-day festival presenting a quartet of hot, hot international dance companies to add spice to the local arts scene. This grand terpsichorean enterprise has a trio of movers and shakers behind it: Marty Wollesen, artistic director of UCSD’s ArtPower!, Allyson Green, chair of UCSD’s Theatre & Dance Department, and Patrick Stewart, executive

If you go Wonderland: Festival of International Contemporary Dance Experience ■ March 31 – April 2, 2011 ■ Locations: Potiker Theatre & Wagner Studio, UCSD Campus Sushi: 390 11th Ave, East Village ■ Info & Tix: 858534-8497/ wonderlanddance.org

director of Sushi, downtown’s go-to spot for performance and visual art. All three are interested in creating new opportunities for artistic collaborations and developing stronger ties between artists and the community. How did they decide which companies to invite? “I’ve been following Kate Weare’s work for years, and Allyson got to know her at Sushi,” said Wollesen. “Kate had a working relationship with Monica (Bill Barnes), who was a Theatre & Dance Department alumna, and Patrick was a longtime fan of Lux Boreal. It turned out that each of us had some relation with each of the artists, so it was really fun to find we were all coming together over the same ones!” In addition to each company’s individual performance, Bill Barnes and Weare will team up for one program at UCSD. Tijuanabased Lux Boreal will be appearing at Sushi, and Australia’s Chunky Moves will show some of their Next Move — the work of up-and-coming choreographers — at UCSD. “We wanted to bring guest artists from around the world,” said Green, who was Sushi’s artistic director from 2003-2005 and

Who/What When/Where ■ Kate Weare Company (NYC) Imaginative, sensuous dances that deal with the search for intimacy. Friday, April 1, 7 PM & Saturday, April 2, 5:30 PM / Potiker Theatre With Monica Bill Barnes: Thursday, March 31, 7:15 PM / Potiker Theatre ■ Lux Boreal Danza Contemporanea (Tijuana) A mix of northwest Mexican dance styles & language, combining traditional folkloric, religious & mythical references with contemporary dramatic flair. Friday, April 1, 8 PM & Saturday, April 2, 8 PM / Sushi ■ Monica Bill Barnes & Company (NYC) Quirky choreography that blends humor & humanity & celebrates the thrills & chills of performing. Friday, April 1, 9 PM & Saturday, April 2, 3:30 PM / Potiker Theatre The powers behind Wonderland: Sushi’s Patrick Stewart, UCSD Theatre & Dance Department Chair Allyson Green, and ArtPower!’s Marty Wollesen. has her own dance company, which tours widely. “We want to create a concentration of energy here, a place to encourage collaboration. The old definitions of dance, theater, film and visual arts are too narrow. Students today are interested in being hybrid artists, and we’re interested in artists who are crossing those boundaries too.” Green knows something about crossing boundaries. She’s also a painter and graphic designer who sometimes collaborates with her hus-

band, visual artist Peter Terezakis, on events that combine art, dance, and technology. According to Wollesen, who champions cuttingedge creative experiences and was one of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch in 2011,” Wonderland is also initiating a new way of looking at UCSD. “We’re not just a science university, but an arts university, and we’re not just for students, we’re part of the community too.” “The original Wonderland Amusement Park cre-

■ Chunky Move (Melbourne, Australia) Sophisticated mischief that extends the boundaries of dance. Thursday, March 31, 6 PM, Friday, April 1, 7:30 PM, & Saturday, April 2, 2 PM / Wagner Studio EXTRAS: Master classes, outdoor lounge, food trucks & live DJs (Dates & Times TBA)

ated a sense of excitement and community, and that’s what we want to do,” said Stewart, who recently returned to San Diego after five years at the helm of a large, multi-purpose arts center in Washington, D.C. “By creating one singular event with different happenings in different places, we hope to bring

audiences from all over the county to the campus and downtown.” “We’re planting a seed here,” added Wollesen. “So we’ll have a future to grow.” Wonderland promises to be an exciting biennial event, and this is your chance to say you were there at the start.

Enjoy the fun at Encinitas Street Fair April 9-10

Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association (DEMA) presents the 28th Annual Encinitas April Street Fair on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at

South Coast Hwy 101 between D and J Streets. The event will feature 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors, five live music stages, children’s rides, and the Beer Garden Stage

sponsored by Stone Brewing Company and Port Brewing Company featuring their award winning ales. Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning

Attract barn owls to your yard by installing an owl nesting box!

MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight. This fair keeps getting better and better. This year DEMA has created an even stronger partnership with the North County Transit District (NCTD). NCTD will be running two for one fares on both Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th. This is a great chance take advantage of the Coaster, leave your car at home and arrive car free to one of the most highly anticipated fairs in San Diego County. The coaster stops less than one block away from the fair. Please visit www. gonctd.com or www.encintias101.com for more detailed coaster information.


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Whisknladle to offer ultimate in food networking â&#x20AC;&#x201D; dining with strangers The Kitchen Shrink

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lirt, make friends, share worldviews, and the love of food and wine as you break bread with perfect strangers at the laidback Whisknladle during the newly launched Supper Club offered once a month in La Jolla. Arturo Kassel, the managing partner and winemeister, aka King, Tyrant and CEO of the bistro (along with sister hot spots La Jolla and Del Marâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fledgling Prep Kitchen) has collaborated with executive chef Ryan Johnston to create a culinary and social adventure in the

private dining room, a multi-course gourmet meal with wine pairing. Twelve venturesome foodies (with a limit of four people per reservation as Kasselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate goal is to have a dozen solitary, complete strangers) are invited to dine together on a Tuesday, indulging in delights served family-style to enhance interaction, intimacy and fun. The next one will be March 29. The edgy restaurateurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whimsical inspiration was ignited by â&#x20AC;&#x153;my fondest dining experiences at the Whisknladle, the underground supper club in Brooklyn from which we got our name, or anywhere you eat with strangers or put yourself at the mercy of the chef,â&#x20AC;? Kassel said. While the â&#x20AC;&#x153;supping with strangersâ&#x20AC;? concept has been around awhile (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a well-healed dining practice in Europe, and seen in this country with the swelling of communal tables, Japanese Tappan, murder mystery dinners, speed dating and that ilk), Kasselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motivation

is not to reinvent the wheel, but to â&#x20AC;&#x153;do it really well.â&#x20AC;? That includes letting Chef Ryan challenge himself with free creative and culinary reign (after all he grew up in the kitchen alongside his father, a butcher) and using seasonality and locally grown food, like gems from Chino Farms, and seafood. The spirit of the upcoming Supper Club menu was plucked from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provencal Table,â&#x20AC;? Chef Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite cookbook. The gourmet feast will start with a mouth-watering aperitif of house-made salt cod brandade and garlic croutons, raw fish salad â&#x20AC;&#x153;merou a la Tahitienneâ&#x20AC;? with deep-fried artichokes. A savory bouillabaisse will tease the palate before the piece de resistance arrives, a roasted spring leg of lamb with ramps and fresh thyme as the main course centerpiece, accompanied by sautĂŠed morel mushrooms, Chino-chard gratin and asparagus vinaigrette. For your just desserts, house-made fromage blanc,

of a double boiler, water boiling, combine egg yolks and sugar. Reduce heat, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and whip until smooth and lemony colored. Blend in cheese until well combined. In a mixing bowl, whip cream and hazelnut or almond extract until stiff peaks form, and blend into the yolk/cheese mixture. Set aside.

Tiramasu. COURTESY PHOTO Chino strawberries, rhubarb and Meyer lemon. The $75 meal includes a glass of wine paired with each course. At the end of the evening youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll no longer be 12 â&#x20AC;&#x153;strangers in the night.â&#x20AC;? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a recipe for Olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Blue Eyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favorite dessert, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dooby-dooby-dooâ&#x20AC;? Tiramisu. Ciao! Classic Tiramisu (Where possible, use organics) Ingredients: 6 egg yolks

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■ Signature Dish: Pan Seared Atlantic Cod ■ Hours: ■ 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday ■ Open Since: 2009 5-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday ■ Reservations: Yes 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday ■ Patio Seating: No 5-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday ■ Take Out: Yes ■ (10:30 p.m. to midnight for pizza only)

Available seating includes the bar and community tables, which are your best bet without a reservation.

Pan Seared Atlantic Cod is a signature dish at Cucina Urbana.

The in-crowd keeps this urban kitchen hoppin’ Ricotta Gnudi is a highly recommended antipasto item.

Blood Orange and Ricotta Cheese Fregolata is a popular dessert.

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BY WILL PARSON ucina Urbana’s neighborhood feel could very well be the result of the entire neighborhood showing up for dinner on any given night. Luckily the spacious interior is better described as lively, not crowded, even if it is almost always well populated. If anything, it is primed to please large amounts of people — many of them at the same time. One thing to consider is that if you are set on dining at 7 p.m., you should plan a few weeks ahead. La Jollans Tony and Margaret Acampora, for example, visit twice a month and know full well when to secure a table. “This is not a gourmet restaurant, but it’s very good and consistent. And you can just tell by the crowd,” said Tony. “This is the only place that we’re aware of in San Diego where you need to call a month in advance for reservations. It reminds me of being home in New York City.”

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On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at delmartimes.net, click ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Cucina Urbana’s Risotto Carbonara If you’re flexible, though, then Cucina Urbana can flex as well and find space for you even if you just walk in. If the Acamporas haven’t made a reservation and don’t find a lastminute opening, Margaret points out that they’ve also enjoyed dining at a community table. “And it was fun. You get to know the other people who are eating in the restaurant.” The menu at Cucina Urbana is

just as sprawling as the restaurant itself, so there’s a strong chance that you’ll not only find a seat but something to your tastes on the menu. If you don’t want to overdo it, you might do well treating appetizers like the Polenta, or salads like the Burrata and Prosciutto Caprese, as culinary destinations in and of themselves. Or you can go all out and have them both in conjunction with the Pan Seared Atlantic Cod, and a Blood Orange and Ricotta Cheese Fregolata for dessert. Perhaps the best deal comes on Thrifty Thursdays, when all pizzas are half price, putting them in the $6-$7.50 range. If you’re careful, you don’t have to shell out for a good experience at Cucina Urbana. But then again, much about this restaurant — from the sizeable bar, open floor plan and high ceilings to its impressive menu and wine list — says go big or go home. Whether or not you resist the temptation is up to you.


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Vintage vehicles take center stage at La Jolla’s car show BY DAVE SCHWAB Staff Writer The seventh annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic remains a classy exhibition of vintage automobiles, but this year’s installment at La Jolla Cove will be the first weekend of April instead of January. Presented by La Jolla Historical Society, the event on Sunday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ellen Browning Scripps Park will feature more than 150 automobiles in 30 specialty car classes, plus antique motorcycles. “Moving the show to April will limit the chance of rain and make for a much milder climate,” said Trip Bennett, La Jolla Motor Car Classic Committee co-chair.

“The La Jolla Motor Car Classic has become a highly anticipated show for car enthusiasts around the nation and now with a prime springtime date it will attract a higher caliber of automobiles.” The event will showcase Mercedes Benz Sedans, Auburn Speedsters, Jaguar Roadsters, Chevy Corvettes, Shelby Cobras, Packards, Ford Mustangs and Ferraris. Over the past six years, the La Jolla Motor Car Classic has paid tribute to Horseless Carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50’s Classics and Shelby Automobiles. John Bolthouse, executive director of La Jolla Historical Society, noted tongue-in-

The seventh annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at Ellen Browning Scripps Park. cheek that the organization has sponsored the event for 1 ½ years now. “We inherited hosting duties halfway through last year,” he said, adding, “We plan to continue to do things better and at a more profit-

able rate while putting on the highest-quality show.” German cars are the theme of this year’s juried show. Bolthouse added the car classic is continuing the tradition of being a weekend-long

event. “Kicking it off will be a book signing on Friday, April 1,” he said. Author Tom Cotter will present his newest book, “The Corvette in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology,” at the signing 5 p.m. at Wisteria Cottage. “The next day on Saturday, we’re having a car rally with classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and other eras in Balboa Park starting at 9 a.m., and winding throughout San Diego coming back to La Jolla to Wisteria Cottage about 4 p.m.,” Bolthouse said. “These aren’t necessarily the same cars that are going to be featured at the Sunday show, just an addition to the main

event. It’s a way to fly the flag, take the event outside of La Jolla.” Also new this year, Keith Martin, a writer, publisher, TV commentator car enthusiast and collector for more than 30 years, will be master of ceremonies. Tickets to the Sunday show are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate. Guests can also upgrade their experience by purchasing a $100 VIP ticket that includes entrance to the show on Sunday, April 3, an event program, a commemorative poster and entrance to the VIP area with complimentary food and beverages. For more information, visit LaJollaMotorCarClassic. com.

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Paws in the Park

Participants try out exercising with their dogs, guided by ‘Leash Your Fitness.’

Cathy Hadley with her Great Dane Emmee

Solana Beach’s furry, fourlegged neighbors ran to La Colonia Park March 20 for the annual Paws in the Park event. The Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) hosted this free event, which started five years ago as a way to raise awareness about spaying and neutering pets. The day included costume contests, entertainment, relay races and more. Binkie and Stuart Rothenberg with Weston, Misty, Photos: Jon Clark and Folley

SD Humane Society volunteer Nancy Deutch with Suzie and Toby, a pet therapy dog that visits hospital patients.

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Skyline students ‘Go Green’ Skyline Elementary School recently hosted students and parents for a lively program “Go Green” program, including a movie and teacherstudent projects. Photos/ Jon Clark

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Folklorico Fun at La Colonia Park The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society held a festive general meeting, titled “Folklorico Fun,” on March 11 at La Colonia Park Community Center. St. Leo’s Ballet Folklorico, under the direction of Elba Montes, performed.

Margaret Schlesinger, Dave Roberts, Kathalyn Nelson

Photos/Jon Clark St. Leo’s Ballet Folklorico, under the direction of Elba Montes

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Rawhide Ranch — an adventure into the Old West Rawhide Ranch is a Southern California summer camp tradition since 1963. The camp is located in beautiful North San Diego County near Fallbrook. Overnight, one week (or multi-week) sessions. Ages 7-15. June 19-Aug. 20, 2011. Features western riding lessons (daily), animal & horse science classes, animal care time, vaulting lessons (gymnastics on horseback). To round out the day there are plenty of extra activities to choose from — archery, roping lessons, drama, pool/waterslide, introduction to rodeo, climbing tower, learning to harness/drive pony carts and so much more. Ideal for beginning/intermediate riders. ACA & CHA accredited. Member of Western Association of Independent Camps. Register online at www.rawhideranch.com or contact the camp office for more information at 760-758-0083 x. 0. You can also email us at info@rawhideranch.com We look forward to welcoming you into the Rawhide Ranch family this summer. See you soon!

Summer Junior Golf Camps and Schools at Stadium Golf Center All kids ages 4-18 are encouraged to register for a Summer Golf Program with Future Champions Golf at Stadium Golf Center. The Future Champions Golf program is San Diego’s #1 Junior Golf Program offering instruction and tournaments year-round. Each summer you have an opportunity to participate in a variety of camp programs, including 3-Day Fun Camps for Beginner/ Intermediate Players; 3-Day Intermediate/ Advanced Camps; or the #1 Junior Golf School on the West Coast, Chris Smeal Golf Schools. Check out their Web site at www.futurechampionsgolf.com or call 619-339-2377.

Junior volunteers needed for Summer Critter Camp Applications are being taken for junior volunteers ages 13-17 (all applicants must be entering 9th grade in fall 2011). Application deadline: April 22. To receive an application, contact: Laurie Doyle, volunteer coordinator, at 858-756-4117, ext. 560; E-mail lauried@animalcenter.org ; log on www.animalcenter.org.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Summer Camp Have your kids ever wanted to see what it’s like to be a zookeeper, veterinarian, or animal trainer? Are they creative types that yearn to paint, sketch, sculpt, or photograph wildlife? Think they’d get a kick out of meeting amazing animals up close? They can do it all at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Summer Camp! With both day and overnight camp options, your kids will have a summer unlike any other. For more information about Safari Park Summer Camps, visit sdzsafaripark.org and click on Special Experiences.


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Carmel Valley dancer accepted at major ballet summer intensive Angela Xiao, 13, Laura Xiao, 15, and Vivian Zhang, 15, of Carmel Valley and students at Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA), were recently accepted into prestigious programs at The Rock School, The Joffrey School Jazz Intensive and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater summer intensive, announced Miah Nwosu, artistic director of SPAA. Students are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants for the opportunity to train seriously for several weeks and enjoy exposure to the school’s renowned faculty. “We are thrilled that Angela, Laura and Vivian have been accepted into these competitive summer programs,” said Nwosu. “They are committed students who work very hard and this placement is well deserved. All three will participate in our summer pro-

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gram as well.” SPAA’s hosts its own summer intensive program offering professional training for serious dance students and those pursuing a career in dance aged 10-19. Featuring guest ballet faculty from around the nation, limited class sizes and training in a variety of dance styles, SPAA gives students an opportunity to work on strength, alignment and technique with Masters in their field. Students will be assigned to one of four levels of the Intermediate and Pre-Professional Intensive based on their audition. Both programs boast a small student to teacher ratio, 12-1, Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Modern and a Public Performance. Both programs will be held this summer in August. Call 858-586-7834 or visit www.ScrippsPerformingArts.com for information. Classes are held at the two SPAA studios: 9920 Scripps Lake Drive, Suite 105, or 11777 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego.

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RSF Youth Soccer to hold Fall 2011 Recreational Soccer Registration Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer is excited to announce its upcoming Fall Academy Recreational Soccer registration on April 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at Solana Santa Fe School in Rancho Santa Fe. New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Online registration is available for those who would like the convenience of completing the paperwork at home. If you choose to register your players online, you can pay by credit card or echeck. You will also be able to sign up for the summer camps at that time. For more information, go online to www.rsfsoccer.com or call the office at 760-479-1500.


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Grauer School presents film screening of ‘Play Again’ In the continuing series of “Great Conversations” commemorating the 20th Anniversary of The Grauer School, the school will screen a film all parents will find gripping and essential: “Play Again.” “Play Again” is an award-winning documentary that explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. The public is invited to attend the screening followed by a discussion, which will be held on Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the Great Room on campus located at 1500 South El Camino Real in Encinitas. The film follows six teenagers who are taken on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality. To learn more about The Grauer School experience, or the “Great Conversation” series, visit www.grauerschool.com or call 760-944-6777. A $10 donation to defray the costs of the film screening will be accepted at the door.

Volunteers needed for Voices for Children Voices for Children advocates for foster youth through a network of trained volunteers who are empowered by the court to become experts about their case children. By developing a one-on-one relationship with their appointed child they are able to understand their concerns and fears, and in many instances they are the only stable and consistent adult presence in the life of a foster child. Much more than just a mentor, volunteers also make recommendations to the court on the best course of action for the child. Please visit www.speakupnow.org or call 858-598-2235 and become a child advocate today.

St. James Academy 8th grade student earns Character Award St. James Academy in Solana Beach recently announced that for the second year in a row, one of its students has won the University of San Diego Character Matters Essay Contest. Rex Hammock, an eighth grade student at the Rex Hammock academy, took first prize in the middle school division. Last year an academy student, Patrice Nguyen, won the elementary division. The Character Matters Essay Contest provides a platform for insightful classroom discussion and students’ personal reflections on their experiences that foster one

or more of USD’s Character Development Center’s 10 Badges of Character–respect, responsibility, compassion, courage, perseverance, trust, honesty, gratitude, self-discipline, and citizenship. This essay contest offers students an opportunity for conscious reflection and writing about these character traits. Rex was the recipient of $125 check and a plaque for his winning essay. St. James Academy is a K-8 elementary school serving the North County communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad and San Marcos. St. James Academy is part of the St. James Catholic Community, which includes St. James Church and St. Leo’s Mission. For more information, go to www.saintjamesacademy.com or call 858-755-1777.

Open House to be held at Learning Center Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, an internationally recognized leader in literacy research, remediation, and professional development, will host an informational Open House on Thursday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with a presentation at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at their San Diego Learning Center, located at 445 Marine View Avenue, Suite 290, in Del Mar. This free event is open to the public and will include a presentation about Lindamood-Bell® instruction, student demonstrations, and activities for children. Lindamood-Bell® staff will be available to answer individual questions. Attendees can register for summer sessions, take a tour of the Learning Center, and enjoy refreshments while learning more about research-based instruction that develops reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math skills. “This is an excellent opportunity for parents and educators to learn how our programs and methods help students become successful learners,” says Sarah Daub, center director of the San Diego Learning Center. “Our focus at the center is the development of the underlying skills necessary for independent learning. We look forward to demonstrating the process to our attendees.” The event is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in attending can RSVP at (858) 259-3206 or by emailing sandiego.center@lindamoodbell.com.

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TPHS Relief Team paves the way to change By The Falconer admin Thirty-five personalized tiles have already been sold in the Torrey Pines High School Relief Team’s tile drive to raise money for UNICEF; tiles can be purchased by students and parents through the end of March and will be installed in front of the B-building in May or June. “We wanted to do something that would leave a permanent mark” Relief Team copresident Caitlin Mackey (12) said. “This idea lets us raise money and beautify our campus at the same time.” A tile currently costs $50, but students can purchase two for $75. A sponsorship from the ASB philanthropy fund will allow all of the proceeds to go directly to UNICEF. Creating the project was a multilevel process, according to co-president Eden Berdugo (12). After the team brainstormed ideas and submitted a proposal for the tile drive, they met with principal Brett Killeen to seek approval for the project. “We had to look at the money side of it and make sure that it was legal,” Killeen said. “It’s a capital improvement, so the district is involved. Everything has to be agreed on.” Order forms are available on the TPHS website and students can choose the text and design on the tile. The tiles will be purchased at a discount through CeramiCafe in the Del Mar Highlands Center and will be painted by the National Arts Honor Society. “We have designs for sports, music, drama or pretty much whatever activities people do at school,” Mackey said. “People can choose from the symbols and their name and symbol will be there forever.” The project has been well-received by both the staff and administration, according to Mackey. The group is now focusing on marketing the project to students and increasing participation. “We put a link to the order form on the website and we also had an article in the school newsletter,” Relief Team board member Charlie Reed said. “We’re hoping to advertise in clubs and on sports teams, and we’re also going to be standing outside of sports games and school events to get parents coming through.” The group chose UNICEF as the recipient of the proceeds because of the charity’s commitment to children’s issues all around the world, according to Reed. The club was especially fond of the fact that UNICEF selects numerous different causes to contribute to throughout the course of the year. The TP Relief Team was formed after the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. The team’s goal is to host major fundraisers for various charities around the world, according to Reed. “Last year we had bake sales that raised a lot of money,” Reed said. “But this year we wanted something directly related to our school.”

The Relief Team is different from other clubs at TPHS because it is composed of leaders from many different clubs, including Key Club and Interact Club. This allows the group to hold major fundraisers, according to adviser Matt Chess. “The purpose of Relief Team is to have the ability to move a lot of kids into action quickly,” Chess said. “Each leader has their own club that they have access to.” So far the group feels that the project has been a success, and it hopes that its efforts will leave a permanent mark, both on the TPHS campus and around the world. For more Torrey Pines High School news, visit The Falconer’s web site at thefalconer.org

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Summer Camp Explore and Connect! Kids ages 2-17 will explore the world of animals in depth during this awesome, weeklong adventure. Whether theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a budding artist or a future zookeeper or just want to meet animals up close, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something for everyone at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Kids can come for the day or spend the nightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;either way theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have an unforgettable summer! For more information on summer programs, visit us on the Web at www.sdzsafaripark.org or call for reservations at 619-718-3000.

Ten teachers, one from each of the represented middle and high schools of the San Dieguito and Rancho Santa Fe school districts, will be honored for their excellence in teaching, at the Crystal Apple Awards on May 12 at 7 p.m. at 12701 Torrey Bluff Drive, San Diego 92130. The Del Mar Stake, a local branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has hosted this event annually at the Del Mar Stake building since 1994. The award ceremony, which is open to the public, generally includes the attendance of school principals, campus supervisors, city council members, and the San Dieguito school district superintendent. The Crystal Apple Award is unique from other teaching recognitions in that the teachers are nominated for the award â&#x20AC;&#x153;not by professionalsâ&#x20AC;? as President Jerald Crickmore of the Del Mar Stake explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but rather by their very own students, through nominative essays that their students write describing why their teacher deserves to receive the award.â&#x20AC;? Last year, Steve Rossier, a history teacher honoree from Rancho Santa Fe School remarked during his acceptance of the award,

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no recognition that I can receive from my district, superintendent, principal, or anyone, that means more to me than this. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. This means everything.â&#x20AC;? Alison Tickle from Oak Crest Middle School, responding to her nomination this year, wrote,â&#x20AC;? Thank you for taking the time to honor teachers!â&#x20AC;? This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipients include: Torrey Pines High School: Matt Chess (Soc Science); La Costa Canyon High School: Matt Cunningham (Eng); Canyon Crest High School: Amy Villanova (Music); San Dieguito Academy: Suzanne McCluskey (Spanish); Rancho Santa Fe School: Paul Coco (Math); Carmel Valley Middle School: Jasmine Stiles (PE); Diegueno Middle School: Hilary Crain (Eng); Oak Crest Middle School: Alison Tickle (Eng); Earl Warren Middle School: Heidi Robson (Math); and Sunset High School: Mike Walhstrom (Math). The general public is encourage to join this celebration for our top educators. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call Kelli Lessie at 858-481-1586.

San Diego Opera presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Der Rosenkavalierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; San Diego Operaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 46th international season continues on Sunday, April 3, with Richard Straussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s masterpiece of love and loss, Der Rosenkavalier. These performances, just a few weeks after the 100-year anniversary of the world premiere of this opera, marks the role debut of German soprano Anja Harteros in the role of Marschallin, making this the third role sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debuted with the Company after Violetta in La traviata and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra; roles she has taken to all of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading stages. this season for Turandot. Stars in the Salon (formerly the Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roundtable) Meet the singers, conductor and director of Der Rosenkavalier in this free and informal panel discussion on Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Beverly Sills Salon, Civic Theatre. Free. For more information, visit www.sdopera.com

Chorus auditions open to experienced singers The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will hold spring auditions for its Chorus on Monday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UCSD campus. The Chorus welcomes trained singers (community and university) of all voice types who possess excellent music reading skills and a serious commitment to choral singing. Appointments are not required. Auditions will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available at www.lajollasymphony.com.

Bridal Bazaar coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds The Bridal Bazaar is returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door and include a one-year subscription to Brides magazine for the bride. Visit www. BridalBazaar.com to purchase tickets, print discount coupons and for more information or call (760) 334-5500.


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Del Mar’s Dressage Affaire highlighted by Seidel’s regain of title BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor Among the climax of an exciting 3-day Dressage Affaire competition held earlier this month at the Del Mar Horsepark was the return of Cardiff’s three-time Olympian Guenter Seidel who missed last year’s competition due to a serious injury. Seidel, wildly cheered by the crowd, smiled from ear to ear after winning 1st place in the Grand Prix Freestyle. “It was more challenging on Saturday as there was some pain,” Seidel said. “On Sunday I felt better and was very happy with the horse and the results.” Seidel was injured last year in Germany when he was thrown from his horse and suffered a broken pelvis, cracked rib and collapsed lung. As he paraded by the stands this weekend with his horse UII, he was greeted with applause from fans as well as other riders in the competition. Seidel has been openly appreciative of support from the community since his injury. “People have been very nice, and it means a lot,” he

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said. All the training and classes paid off as many other competitors held their heads high regarding their wins. This year’s Dressage Affaire had a record number of 300 entries as young as 15 and from as far away as Mexico and Canada. “So many of them waited to the last day so we had no

choice but to turn them away,” said Kim Keenan-Stordahl, Dressage Affaire event manager and President of Keenan Productions and Events. Another favorite event at Dressage Affaire and returning for the second time is the addition of 15 handicapped riders competing to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in the Para Equestrian Division. “This is our second year for the Para Equestrian Division competitors,” Keenan-Stordahl said. “We are excited to have them.” The Para Equestrian competition, a unique form of physical activity, is quickly gaining both competitors and fans as it involves two finely-tuned partners, the rider or driver and the horse. It is available to and practiced by equestrians with a wide variety of disabilities. Winning the 2011 Para-Equestrian CPEDI3* Dressage Affaire was the Canadian Team completing their first stop on the way to the 2012 Paralympics in London. They were followed by the United States Team – Jonathan Wentz and Ritcher Scale (Grade

Ib), Eleanor Brimmer and Vadico Interago (Grade III), Donna Ponessa and Otto (Grade Ib) and Dena Pate aboard Imagine That (Grade IV). Three of the United States riders earned a qualifying score over 60% gaining their chance to compete at the 2012 Paralympics in London, England. The three riders that qualified to have an opportunity to be on the 2012 Paralympic team are Donna Ponessa aboard Otto; Jonathan Wentz with both NTEC Ritcher Scale and NTEC Daytona Beach; and Laurietta Oakleaf aboard VPRH Pegasus VOM Niehous-HOF. “The Para Equestrian Association competition has become a terrific event and world-class venue,” said Lindsay McCall, the organization’s spokesperson. “The Del Mar Dressage Affaire has become a key destination for us and we plan to be back again next year.” For more information about Dressage Affaire 2011 visit www.dressageevents.com.

Dressage Affaire Results Saturday, March 12, 2011 (CDI) FEI Grand Prix: 1- Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, CA, riding Rafalca. Score= 69.596% 2- Susan Blinks of Encinitas, CA, riding Robin Hood. Score= 68.447% 3- Guenter Seidel of Cardiff, CA, riding UII. Score= 67.638% 4- Shannon Peters of San Diego, CA, riding Odyssey. Score= 66.234% 5- Wendy Christoff of Delta, British Columbia, CAN, riding Pfalstaff. Scrore= 65.532% Sunday, March 13, 2011 (CDI) FEI Grand Prix Special 1- Shannon Peters of San Diego, CA, riding Odyssey. Score= 66.250% 2- Alisa Wilson of Chino Hills, CA, riding Weltclassiker. Score= 64.792% 3- Wendy Christoff of Delta, British Columbia, CAN, riding Pfalstaff. Score= 64.458% 4- Kathleen Raine of Murrieta, CA, riding Breanna. Score= 64.375% 5- Michelle Reilly of San Marcos, CA, riding Atlantic. Score= 63.646% Sunday, March 13, 2011 (CDI) FEI Grand Prix Freestyle: 1- Guenter Seidel of Cardiff, CA, riding UII. Score= 71.900% 2- Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, CA, riding Rafalca. Score= 71.675% 3- Susan Blinks of Encinitas, CA, riding Robin Hood. Score= 69.875% 4- David Wightman of Murrieta, CA, riding Partous. Score= 69.125% 5- Elizabeth Ball of Carlsbad, CA, riding Orion. Score= 67.125%

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

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

builder/developer. Remember, a good agent will help you price your home correctly.

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

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

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

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QUESTIONS continued from page A10 If you hosted a dinner party for seven, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? At the table would be Dr. Frank Luntz, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Paul Farmer. Joshua Foer, Laura Hillenbrand, Dr. Madeline Albright, Dr. Paul Kagame and Dr. Nelson Mandela. Tell us about what you are reading. I am reading “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival” by Laura Hillenbrand. What is your most-prized possession? My most prized possession is my

RACE continued from page B1 buddies will do well, considering they all share a characteristic critical for making it to the end: “You have to have something in you that makes you not want to quit anything, ever,” he said, adding that neither he nor his two fellow Del Mar race participants had to be coaxed into signing up for the Death Race. “If you have to convince someone to do this race, they shouldn’t be doing it. You have to really want it. This race is all about pushing yourself to new limits and

10-year-old yellow Lab, Paris. What do you do for fun? For fun, I drink and gamble! Please describe your greatest accomplishment. My greatest accomplishment is my two sons, A.G. and John. What is your philosophy of life? My motto is live and let live, everyone is on their own path, or choose wisely. Reporter Marlena Chavira-Medford compiled the above Q&A. If you would like to be considered for an upcoming Q&A, or would like to recommend someone for it, please send an email to marlena@sdranchcoastnews.com.

seeing just how much you can take, and what you’re really capable of.” Brown and Schaerer got a taste of exactly how much they can take and what they’re capable of a few month’s ago during the winter Death Race, which Brown describes “like a watered down version” of the main summertime race. Both men were among the 10 out of about 20 who finished the race. “That experience has given me a good sense for the overall tone of the race,” he said. “I don’t know that you’re ever completely ready for something like this, but I think I’m as ready as I’m going to be.”

Enjoy Easter festivities at The Grand Del Mar Wonderful treats for Easter Sunday, April 24, await at The Grand Del Mar. Seasonal holiday dining – for brunch, dinner and afternoon tea – surrounded by the lush landscapes of the resort’s golf course and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. For the whole family to enjoy: the resort’s popular Grand Easter Egg Hunts with the Easter Bunny, egg races and fun crafts for kids. The Grand Del Mar is located at 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130; 858-314-2000; www.TheGrandDelMar.com.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-007478 The name of the business: a. BluFi Lending Corporation dba New Day Funding b. BluFi Lending Corporation dba CUSO Home Lending located at: 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: BluFi Lending Corporation 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 CA. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 03/11/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 11, 2011 John C. Lee, President/CEO CV230 Mar. 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00087633-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 220 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sukhmani Kaur Grewal filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Sukhmani Kaur Grewal to Sukhminder Kaur. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. APR. 27, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 8 at the address: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county. Carmel Valley News. Date: MAR. 15, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV231 Mar. 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-005391 The name of the business: Orion International Insurance Services located at: 674 Via de la Valle, Suite 208 Solana Beach, CA 92075 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: William Cole 4218 Corte Famosa San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: 2/1/11. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on FEB. 22, 2011 William Cole CV229 Mar. 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-007696 The name of the business: SJF Communications located at: 4605 Wellston Point San Diego, CA 92130 SD County, is hereby registered by the following: Susan Farese

4605 Wellston Point San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 14, 2011 Susan Farese CV228 Mar. 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14, 2011 Order for publication of Summons SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO- NORTH COUNTY DIVISION Case No. 37-2009-00061937-Cl-CLNC Dept. NO3 Judge: Honorable David G. Brown CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. V. MARK MEAD, AN INDIVIDUAL DEBTOR Upon reading the and considering the Declaration of Jon W. Sunnen applying for an order directing the publication of a summons against Defendant MARK MEAD, and the evidence presented in support thereof, and it satisfactorily appearing to the Court that said Defendant cannot be served with reasonable diligence in any other matter provided in Section 415.10 through 415.30 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and it also appearing that he is a necessary or proper party to the pending motion at hand, and the pending trial at hand, and is subject to the jurisdiction of this Court, and being fully advised; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT (1) Service of Summons in this action be made on the Defendant MARK Mead by publication in the North County Times newspaper of general circulation published in North County of San Diego, California, which is hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give actual notice to the Defendant, and that said publication be made at least once a week for four consecutive weeks; and (2) A copy of the Summons and the order for publication be mailed to Defendant MARK MEAD forthwith, in the event his address is ascertained before the expiration of the time herein prescribed for publication of summons. Dated: February 18, 2011 David G. Brown, Judge of the Superior Court. DM470 Mar. 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-007015 The name of the business: D & H Imports located at: 4542 Shorepointe Way San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Hootan Hosseini 7612 Mona Lane San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 08, 2011 Hootan Hosseini CV226 Mar. 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-007516 The name of the business: James and James Unlimited located at: 12888 Caminito Beso San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: James Philip Arnold 12888 Caminito Beso San Diego, CA 92130 James Charles Brady III 10585 Kemerton Rd. San Diego, Ca 92126. This business

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-008014 The name of the business: Hart Hauling located at: 6133 El Romero Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 SD County mailing address: PO BOX 2247 Del Mar, CA 92014, is hereby registered by the following: Jordan Homan 6133 El Romero Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 17, 2011 Jordan Homan DM471 Mar. 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14, 2011

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To place your ad call 800.914.6434 is conducted by: Co-Partners. The transaction of business began on: 2/28/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 11, 2011 James Charles Brady III CV227 Mar. 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-006796 The name of the business: a. KBZ Fx b. KBC Fx located at: 5576 Lake Park Way La Mesa, CA 91942 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: 1. Brea Leanne Joseph 5576 Lake Park Way La Mesa, CA 91942 2. Kasey Erokhin 3551 Copper Crest Rd. Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Partnership. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 04, 2011 Kasey Erokhin, Partner DM467 Mar. 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-006984 The name of the business: Chanomi Couture located at: 4526 Campobello St. San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Gloria Ann Zeitung Chanomi Couture located at: 4526 Campobello St. San Diego, CA 92130 . This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: 03/01/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 08, 2011 Gloria Ann Zeitung DM466 Mar. 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-006435 The name of the business: Natural Tea Remedies located at: 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #210 San Diego, CA 92121 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Leonard I. Wasserman 12775 Azzuro Court San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 02, 2011 L. I. Wasserman, Owner DM463 Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2011

with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on FEB. 28, 2011 Allison Wheeler, Manager DM462 Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-003248 The name of the business: Creative State Design Print located at: 9275 Trade Pl., Suite D San Diego, CA 92126 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Andrew P. Pendleton 8551 Rumson Dr. Santee, CA 92126. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: 01/03/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on FEB. 01, 2011 Andrew Pendleton CV223 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-006082 The name of the business: a. Art Innovators b. KidzArt located at: 4731 Boise Ave. San Diego, CA 92117 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Artistic Expansion LLC 4731 Boise Ave. San Diego, CA 92117 California. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The transaction of business began on: 6/20/2005. This statement was filed

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-005008 The name of the business: Ready Aim Organize located at: 3958 Gaffney Court San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County mailing address: PO BOX 2924

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Del Mar, CA 92014-5924, is hereby registered by the following: Theresa M. Finnigin 3958 Gaffney Court San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: Feb. 14, 2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on FEB. 17, 2011 Theresa M. Finnigin DM460 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-004835 The name of the business: Global Sourcing Network located at: 16168 Palomino Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92127 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Murphy 16168 Palomino Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92127 Robert Murphy 16168 Palomino Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92127. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The transaction of business began on: 4/23/1996. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on FEB. 16, 2011 Lisa Murphy CV222 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-007294 The name of the business: BluFi Lending Corporation dba Litespeed Lending located at: 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: BluFi Lending Corporation 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 CA. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 03/01/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 10, 2011 John C. Lee, President/CEO CV225 Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2011

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Meet sweet Spartan and Anthony! Handsome 2-year-old, 11-pound DSH kitties, Spartan and Anthony are bonded. Besides being super cute, these boys are happy, healthy and full of love. They do well with dogs and older children, but would prefer to be your only kitties. Come meet them at the Encinitas Petsmart at 1034 N. El Camino Real or call 760-960-7293 for more information. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-3 pm and 5-7pm. Spartan and Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total adoption fee of $150 includes neuter, microchip, vaccinations, and they are negative for FIV/FELV.


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Green and Meyers-Pyke Danielle Negroni joins create Short Sale division Coastal Premier Properties Amy Green and Susan Meyers-Pyke, owners of one of Carmel Valley’s finest boutique real estate firms, brings their out-of-the-box thinking and hard work ethics to create one of the most highly respected Short Sale divisions Amy Green and to San Diego. Along Susan Meyers-Pyke with their in-house short sale negotiator and systems they have been able to help many sellers gain a fresh start. “We felt a need to bring the same honest and ethical approach to short sales as we practice in our traditional real estate transactions so that the homeowner can make the right decision for them” says Green. “Short sales are not for everyone and people who are considering one need to know their options and what to expect” says Pyke. For more information, call 858-755-4663; www.coastalpremieronline.com.

Coastal Premier Properties recently welcomed Danielle Negroni. Danielle has called Carmel Valley home for 18 years and has in-depth knowledge of North County and all it has to offer, including her own children attending Del Mar Union School District schools for the past 13 years. She has also personally designed and remodeled five homes in Carmel Valley and brings her resources to her cli- Danielle Negroni ents to add personal touches to a home purchase or to inexpensively update a home to obtain top dollar for a client looking to sell. In real estate negotiation skills are essential and as a licensed California attorney with 10 years’ experience mediating and negotiating family law, Danielle brings this experience to her real estate clients. “Danielle listens to what is important to the client and works to achieve the best outcome for them whether buying or selling” says Todd Van Ness, broker of Coastal Premier Properties. For more information, call 858-755-4663 or visit www. NorthCoastalProperties.com.

Coastal Premier Properties welcomes Neal Akin Coastal Premier Properties welcomes Neal Akin. Neal is a native San Diegan and believes his extensive knowledge of the county has been an advantage and benefit to his clients, especially when purchasing a home. He has been successfully helping sellers and buyers all over the county with 20 closings in 2010 alone and is on his way to surpass that in 2011. “We are very proud to have such a dedicated and fine agent to our company,” says Amy Green & Susan Meyers-Pyke, owners of Coastal Premier Properties. For more information, call 858-755-4663 or visit www.NorthCoastalProperties.com. Neal Akin

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La Rosa’s Garden Bonsai – Living art BY FRANK LA ROSA Garden size is relative. That is why the cultivation of bonsai can relate to any garden. Bonsai is the microcosm of gardening. The Japanese apply bonsai techniques to most varieties of trees, even to their street trees that are often tucked away in tiny public gardens in the hearts of their great cities. The word bonsai comes from the Chinese word penjing which means tray Frank La Rosa tree. The Japanese equivalent is bonsai— basin plant. Bonsai (for the singular and plural and the art form) is the growing of trees and plants in pots. Even succulents are now popular as bonsai. For me, and for many other gardeners, growing bonsai is an opportunity to hone and develop horticultural skills that can be implemented in the macrocosmic garden. I have a few trees of not too tall a height that I have pruned and trained as large bonsai. This is a wise practice for small urban gardens in which a monster sycamore or eucalyptus can take over everything. The very old “Little Emperor” pine in the Self Realization Fellowship Garden in Encinitas is a fine example of what call be named “larger bonsai.” It is relatively small, does not dominate, and is in stunning good taste as a center piece. With bonsai the beginnings are the plant, the ceramic pot, good earth, and a discriminating eye, all very necessary to the garden at large. In our clime, oaks, olives, pines, junipers, bougainvilleas, and pyracanthas make excellent bonsai. I begin by visiting nurseries searching for those one gallon plants that have been nesee BONSAI, page B27


NORTH COAST

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March 8-11

HOMES SOLD IN CARMEL VALLEY ADDRESS 4130 Via Candidiz # 170 12930 Claymont Ct 5011 Seachase St 12526 Maestro Ct 5604 Willowmere Ln 12610 Carmel Country Rd #42 10767 Corte De Tiburon 3850 Elijah Ct #917 13156 Chambord Way 12946 Carmel Creek Rd #98 13284 Tiverton Rd 12741 Ashley Falls Dr 5551 Porter Creek Rd 3722 Mykonos Ln #151 3536 Voyager Cir 4762 Thurston Pl 3665 Caminito Carmel Lndg 3753 Ruette De Vl #107 12475 Cavallo St 3761 Carmel View Rd #5 12360 Carmel Country Rd #306

BD 3 4 6 3 5 2 3 1 4 2 2 4 4 3 2 5 3 3 3 3 1

BA 2.5 3.5 4.5 2 3 2.5 2.5 1 3 2.5 2.5 3 2.5 3 2 4.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1

SALES PRICE $467,000 $945,000 $1,123,000 $582,500 $960,000 $347,000 $641,500 $242,000 $940,000 $410,000 $390,000 $950,000 $892,214 $480,000 $269,000 $1,180,000 $375,500 $246,000 $659,000 $478,000 $235,000

HOMES SOLD IN DEL MAR ADDRESS 408 9th St 6891 Avenida De La Ronda 13743 Mira Montana Dr 2142 Del Mar Heights Rd

BD 3 6 3 2

BA 3 5.5 2 3.5

SALES PRICE $1,451,000 $2,400,000 $730,000 $1,475,000

HOMES SOLD IN SOLANA BEACH ADDRESS 184 Las Canas Ct 542 Via De La Valle #D 111 Matamoros Ct 17373 Calle Serena

BD 2 1 3 7

BA 2 1 2 9

SALES PRICE $451,114 $285,000 $497,500 $3,950,000 SOURCE: DATAQUICK

glected. They are dwarfed, have broken branches, and are of interesting shape. They have shape but not form (there is a difference). They may have what the Japanese term “inspired” shape. Study each plant’s personality. Observe what can be achieved. Gradually clip out small branches to enhance the plant’s inherent form. Ken Norman’s “Encyclopedia of Bonsai” presents beautiful photographs and pruning suggestions. Winter months are best for transplanting the semi-trained bonsai to appropriate containers—I say “appropriate” because the choice of the pot is as much of bonsai art as is the tree itself. Look for the tasteful pot that enhances rather than dominates the plant, unlike the over dressed at public events. Loosen the roots and trim them back, prune the tap root a bit, and place the modified root mass into a well-drained pot. Add good soil and tamp it in evenly. Place you artistic creation in moderate sun and water it thoroughly and regularly. Even here on the coast I must water my bonsai daily because one hot, windy day might kill them. Walter Anderson’s, among other nurseries, sells young bonsai plants, tools, and pots, and they even sell a few starter bonsai for about twenty dollars. But actually, I love the quest to spot a neglected plant with character that will make a future bonsai—like the artist who finds that special piece of stone possessing the soul of a beautiful sculpture!

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OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY $1,795,000 13250 Lansdale 5BR/6.5BA Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential $2,395,000-$2,595,000 5718 Meadows Del Mar 5BR/4BA Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty $1,439,000 5836 Brittany Forest Lane 5BR/4BA Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty $1,445,000 5444 Valerio Trail 4BR/3.5BA Jennifer J. Janzen, Prudential California Realty $1,079,000 10982 Cloverhurst 5BR/3BA Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential $665,000 3967 Ambdervale Terrace 3BR/2BA Maria Weiss, Coldwell Banker $699,000 11391 Carmel Creek 3BR/2.5BA Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential $710,000 13553 Rancho Del Azaleas Wy 4BR/3.5BA Kristin Cote, Coldwell Banker Del Mar Village $715,000 15508 Paseo Del Sur 3BR/3BA Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential $819,000 4647 Corte Sol Del Dios 4BR/3BA Jen Drennan, Prudential CA Realty $829,000 12396 Caminito Granate 4BR/2.5BA Rhonda Hebert, Windermere Exclusive Properties $849,000-$914,876 10969 Cloverhurst Way 4BR/2.5BA Danielle Wright, Prudential CA Realty $995,900 11021 Corte Mar de Delfinas 4BR/3BA Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty $350,000-$375,000 12634 Carmel Country Rd. #128 2BR/2.5BA Vay Ashby, Prudential CA Realty $399,000-$449,000 12507 El Camino Real, #B 2BR/ 2BA Fred Bandi, Coldwell Banker Residential Bro

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DEL MAR $1,550,000 4BR/2.5BA $1,750,000 3BR/2.5BA $1,899,000 4BR/4BA $2,195,000 4BR/5BA

4605 Rancho Reposo Chris Markoff, McJab Realty 2230 El Amigo Bruce Smitham, Smitham Real Estate 18195 Las Montanas The Michael Taylor Group, Prudential CA Realty 1108 Highland Drive Peter Cavanagh, Coldwell Banker $1,050,000-$1,200,876 13771 Mercado Dr. 4BR/2.5BA Bridie Bennett, Prudential CA Realty $1,095,000 13656 Mira Montana 4BR/2.5BA David Schroedl, Prudential CA Realty

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6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham, Smitham Real Estate

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$4,995,000 6BR/7.5BA

18202 Via De Sueno St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858.449.2027

$1,199,000 3BR/3.5BA

15505 Churchill Downs Pari Ziatabari, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858.442.9940

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SOLANA BEACH $639,000 3BR/2.5BA

520 San Andres Nancy Rinehart, Coldwell Banker Del Mar Village

$659,000 3BR/2.5BA

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We LOVE our lives since moving into Bayside! We walk to Little Italy for dinner, we actually went dancing in Gaslamp for the first time in years! We stroll the Embarcadero for our morning coffee… and it’s all minutes from our beautiful Bayside home.

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