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March 31, 2011

Bully beware: A serious issue takes center stage BY MARSHA SUTTON CONTRIBUTOR In an attempt to bring more focus on the chronic problem of bullying in schools, local California Assembly member Ben Hueso introduced a resolution declaring March to be School Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The resolution, which was heard in Sacramento March 25, passed. A related bill sponsored by Hueso, AB 630, would establish programs to train teachers and educators to spot bullying and provide techniques for prevention and intervention. According to the resolution, bullying in California causes 160,000 students to miss school every day due to “fear of attack or intimidation by their peers.” It states that “both bullies and their victims are more likely to drop out of school and engage in unlawful activity.” School violence and sui-

cides have also, famously, been connected to bullying. An article in the Aug. 26, 2010 issue of this newspaper reported on bullying at Solana Santa Fe School in Fairbanks Ranch. The bullying, which was primarily confined to a group of fourth-grade girls, triggered at least one parent to pull her child out of SSF and prompted the Solana Beach School District to take a deeper look at the problem. As a result, last fall the school implemented the “Second Step” program which includes lesson plans for each particular grade level. Teachers and administrators have been trained, and they say the program has helped raise awareness and given educators strategies to reduce bullying behaviors. Principal Julie Norby, in a Feb. 24, 2011 article in this newspaper, said a survey taken at the beginning of this school year indicatSee BULLY, page 26

IN MEMORY OF BUSTER — Building and restoring old Fords was a long-time passion of former Texaco tanker driver Frank D. Smith (affectionately known as “Buster” by his friends and family). He shared his love of hot rods and antique rides with his son, Dolce Pane E Vino owner Anthony F. Smith. On what would have been his father’s 75th birthday, March 27, Smith hosted Buster’s Birthday Memorial Car Show in his honor. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Encinitas Sheriff Department and the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth. (Above) Anthony Smith and Eric Nielsen, the restaurant’s builder, with a 1929 Model T Ford owned by Smith’s late father. Seen inside the Model T are Estelle Smith and Emmie Nielsen. See more inside. Photo/Jon Clark

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Springtime at the Valenti Ranch Valenti International hosted a fundraising event, “Springtime at the Valenti Ranch,” on March 28 at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe to benefit The Pegasus Rising Project and the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club. Festivities included a variety of hand-selected wines, premium Kona coffee, appetizers, a jazz trio and more. (Above, l-r) Irene Valenti, William McMullen, Lindsay Deutsch, Eric Yuhl and Shae Stuard. See more inside. Photo/Jon Clark

Accomplished RSF student appointed to United States Military Academy at West Point BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Come June, Rancho Santa Fe’s Katrina Mecklenburg will be among the new “plebes” on campus at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Katrina, a 17-year-old senior at Cathedral Catholic High School, recently learned she was appointed to West Point in the fall. She will attend as an undergraduate tuitionfree, paid by the Army, and will be required to serve five years active duty and four years non-active duty. The offerings at West Point are “amazing” and Katrina said she is not ready to commit to any one thing, but she is leaning toward the medical service corps and eventually becoming a veterinarian. Katrina said she has always known she wanted to serve in the military, but West Point had not been on her radar until she was recruited for distance running. ‘The coach played a big part in getting me to Katrina Mecklenburg apply,” Katrina said. “I got more excited because it’s a huge opportunity.” After a visit to campus at West Point, New York, she was drawn in by the academy’s rich See STUDENT, page 9



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March 31, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Water districts offer free RSF Review to launch ‘Caught on Camera Community Contests’ residential landscape workshop

The Santa Fe Irrigation District, in a cooperative effort with the San Dieguito Water District, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, and Carlsbad Municipal Water District, is holding a free workshop on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center. Don Shultz, an instructor at Cuyamaca College who has a degree in horticulture and has been teaching water-wise landscape principles for more than 15 years will teach ways to reduce maintenance time, use less water and still have a beautiful outdoor living area. The agencies have partnered to offer this free workshop in an effort to help educate customers on how to construct water-smart landscapes. The workshop will cover the following: • Residential Landscape Design; • Ornamental Plant Identification; • Home Sprinkler Systems; • Maintenance & Fertilizing The Landscape Design segment provides a general overview of how a landscape architect approaches a design for a homeowner. The Plant Identification covers common waterefficient plants that work well for homeowners. The Sprinkler Systems portion of the class looks at major design and maintenance principles of both overhead sprinklers and drip irrigation. In addition, participants will learn how to conduct a system test on lawn areas and learn how to be efficient with their sprinkler time. Reservations must be made to attend the workshop by Monday, April 11. For more information or to register call 858-227-5799.

Caught on Camera Community Contests are being launched in April by the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Each month, the Review will feature a community photo or video contest on The inaugural contest for April is “My Favorite Garden.” Readers are invited to upload photos of their favorite garden, which could be outside your patio door, across the street or across the world. The best garden will be selected by our editors, based in part on the garden that receives the most page views. The winners will receive prizes, and perhaps a little fame and fortune along the way! To upload a photo or to see your friends’ and neighbors’ favorite garden, go to the contest section on the homepage of, midpage on the right rail, just below the weekly poll. Upcoming contests include a Mother-Daughter Look Alike contest in May, Barkoween — the best Halloween dog costume in October — and Holiday Lights contest in December. Contest themes will be announced in the Rancho Santa Fe Review and on each month.

Charitable bingo games begin at Del Mar Fairgrounds In October 2010, the Del Mar City Council voted to allow nonprofits to host bingo games on the fairgrounds. These games, which serve as fundraisers for the nonprofits, will begin this month inside the Surfside Race Place. During its March 28 meeting, the council approved six applications for: Friends of the San Diego County Fair, the fairground’s Don Diego scholarship fund, Encinitas Country Day School Parent Teacher Organization, Southern California Yeshiva High Tech, Camp Binyan Torah, and the Del-Sol Lions Club. The fairgrounds management has been working for more than a year to launch these bingo games in hopes of bolstering income for the Surfside Race Place, as satellite horse race wagering has taken a dip. Fairgrounds deputy general manager Becky Bartling addressed the council, thanking members for their cooperation on allowing the bingo games. She also said that nonprofits would have to pay $4,000 per session, which includes a $1,500 rental fee and the cost of having onsite security. She also said that having about 130 bingo players would mean the nonprofits could break even — and with an anticipated 150 to 200 players per bingo session, the nonprofits could expect to come out in the black. The fairgrounds’ own nonprofit, the Friends of Sand Diego County Fair, will host the first of these bingo games on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. Proceeds from that bingo game may be put toward capital improvements on the property. Bingo sessions are allowed on the fairgrounds every night from 7 to 11 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.




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March 31, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Local orthopedic surgeon performs life-altering operations overseas BY JOE TASH Contributor Dr. Greg Mundis developed a desire to help others at an early age, as a child of missionary parents in Austria. Today, Mundis, 33, is an orthopedic surgeon, father of four and a local resident. He recently returned from surgical missions in Africa and Saudi Arabia, where he performed life-altering spinal operations on children and adults, and helped train local doctors in the latest surgical techniques. “It’s one of those emotional highs,� said Mundis of his February trip to Nairobi, Kenya, where he and two colleagues completed 15 spinal surgeries in five days. “We worked hard. Our day started about 5:30 in the morning. We’d get to the hospital between 6:30 and 7 a.m. and typically not get home until 10 or 11 at night,� said Mundis, who practices primarily at Sharp Memorial and Rady Children’s hospitals in San Diego. “We’re very privileged in this country, more so in San Diego, we’re among a small group of people on Earth who get to live with extreme freedom, from a social and economic standpoint. This is my way to give back,� Mundis said. Mundis and two other surgeons donated their services on the trip, which was sponsored by the Cheetah Gives Back Foundation, a nonprofit established by NuVasive Inc. of Sorrento Valley. The company designs and manufactures surgical implants used in spinal operations, along with equipment to help surgeons conduct the operations safely. Another local resident who accompanied the surgical team to Kenya was Bryan Cornwall, senior vice president of research and clinical resources with NuVasive. Cornwall’s job was to make sure the equipment and materials were sterile and ready for the surgeons’ use. He also scrubbed in and assisted in the operations by passing instruments and implants to the surgeons. “It was an overwhelming experience,� said Cornwall. Also assisting the American doctors were Kenyan surgeons who wanted to enhance their own skills in the specialized area of spinal surgery. The operations

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Dr. Greg Mundis with Salma and her grandmother. COURTESY PHOTOS

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF’s Muffy Walker wins area Toastmasters contest

(L-R) Roxy King, Tamara Lafarga, Linda Jonason Abrams, Marina Inserra (Miss San Diego 2011), Lia Marie Johnson (name of child unknown).

RSF residents participate in ‘Postcard of Hope and Love’ to Japan from San Diego A music video postcard offering love and hope for the Japanese people was recorded by dozens of local singers and musicians amidst the cherry blossoms and koi ponds at the Japanese Friendship Gardens in Balboa Park on Tuesday March 22. TamLin Studios, owned by local Rancho Santa Fe residents Tamara Lafarga and Linda Jonason Abrams, co-produced the video with Tony Perri of Perri Pictures, a Coronado resident, to send not only a message of love but to raise money for the Japan relief efforts. Known as the “ambassadors of song� throughout the world, the San Diego Children’s Choir joined together with Southern California recording artists Roxy King and Lia Marie Johnson, along with other local singers and musicians, to dedicate their songs to the Japanese people. Miss San Diego 2011, Marina Inserra, along with San Diego residents, and Japanese Americans also shared their messages of love and goodwill to family and friends. Readers may log onto u-tube to view the completed 15-minute music video with information on how to donate and help with the Japan relief effort.

RSF resident Muffy Walker took first place in her Toastmaster’s club’s area competition last week. This is the second year in a row Walker has snatched first place. Each year, several clubs come together for some friendly, yet stiff competition in speech and table topics contests. Walker placed first in Table Topics within her club; Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters, then advanced to the Area 11 competition. Table Topics is an aspect of Toastmasters where speakers are taught to respond extemporaneously to questions fired at them. Respondents must reply with an answer not exceeding two minutes, nor going under one. At the Area 11 tournament, Walker went up against contestants from the Del Mar, North County, and Encinitas clubs. The question poised to them, “What would you need to do to become famous?� To learn the answer to this and other compelling questions, join the contestants as they advance to the next level Muffy Walker of competition on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the RSF Community Center. Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world have benefited from membership in Toastmasters. Through our member clubs, people can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change. Today Toastmasters is a world leader and now has more than 260,000 members around the globe. A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a friendly atmosphere. If you are interested in attending a meeting, the Rancho Santa Fe Toastmaster club meets every Tuesday night from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. No RSVP required, just show up!

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The gorgeous landscaping created by Apolinar Padron Segura. Photos/Jon Clark

Jane Graham, Apolinar Padron Segura and Susan Major at the surprise celebration.

RSF residents honor gardener for his exquisite work BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER

Rancho Santa Fe residents Susan and John Major honored their gardener Apolinar Padron Segura for his 10 years of service on March 23 with a surprise celebration. The Majors presented “Paulie” with a plaque and gift to thank him for becoming the “master gardener of Rancho Santa Fe.” The Majors bought their Rancho Santa Fe home in 1997 and the 4-acre yard only had a pool. Padron Segura came to work for them in 2002 and he brought the gardens to life, with flowers blooming year round, Susan said. “From the moment we met Paulie he’s been like a member of the family,” Susan said. In the Majors’ yard, two trails wind around, allowing visitors to see a little something different from every angle. One of Susan’s favorite features is the giant protea garden in the back, which is just starting to pop. “Paulie’s just made the gardens so beautiful,” Susan said. “No one can believe he does it all himself.”

RSF Connie McNally guest speaker at RSF Library Guild’s April 5 Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting of the RSF Library Guild will be held on April 5, at 10 a.m. The guest speaker this year will be Connie McNally of The McNally Company Antiques, Inc. McNally is a renown and knowledgeable expert on silver and antiques, and she will be offering an appraisal for small items, brought to the meeting, one per person. The community is invited to attend for an informative and interesting presentation, followed by light refreshments in the Guild Room.

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March 31, 2011

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Local writer explores the challenging world of foster youth in new drama at 26th annual Playwrights Project Festival BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor For local playwright Lisa Kirazian, writing plays is an affair of the heart. Or as she explains to young aspiring writers who may wish to follow in her footsteps, playwriting comes down to, “not being afraid to speak what’s coming from your heart because in a play it’s all out there for the world to see and if it’s fake and not genuine, people will be able to tell pretty quickly. So it really has to be visceral, from your heart.” Her newest full-length play, “Switch,” is an exploration of the world of foster care with four actors playing multiple characters in a game show setting. It is being featured in five performances in the ‘Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth’ program during the 26th annual

Playwrights Project Festival at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza April 1-10. “I wanted to show the difficulties and the challenges in the world of foster care as well as those moments of joy and inspiration,” Kirazian said. “There’s a lot of sound and light and lots of effects in this play because I’m sort of creating an absurdist world, but set very much in the realities of foster care.” “Switch” was commissioned to rotate between performances of this year’s winning entries in the project’s California Young Playwrights Contest, which is open to writers 19 and younger. Performance schedules are available at the project’s Website: and tickets may be purchased online at:

Quick Facts Name: Lisa Kirazian Distinction: San Diego playwright, screenwriter and freelance writer whose latest play, “Switch,” is being featured during the 26th annual Playwrights Project Festival, April 1-10, at the Lyceum Theatre Born: San Diego Education: B.A. in English with honors, Stanford University, 1992 Family: She and her husband, Steve Kradjian, have two daughters, Ani, 5, a kindergarten student, and Mari, 2. Her husband is a chemist and president/CEO of Conventus Biomedical Solutions in Sorrento Valley. Interests: Playing piano and guitar with her children and rooting for the San Diego Padres. “I’m a Padres fanatic.” Reading: Currently reading poetry by Denise Levertov and short stories by Alice Munro. Favorite playwrights: Shakespeare, Thornton Wilder, Tom Stoppard, William Saroyan and Wendy Wasserstein Favorite films: Those by director David Lean (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Passage to India,” and MGM musicals Philosophy: “I love God, my family and my culture. I feel they give me so much to think about and write about. I want to live a life of joy and I want my writing to reflect that joy.”

Kirazian, a mother of two young children, is a professional playwright and screenwriter with nearly 20 scripts to her credit. Six of her plays have been produced across California. Her screenplay scripts include “Cassatt and Degas,” based on the life of painter Mary Cassatt and her lovehate relationship with artist Edgar Degas, which won the Telluride Indiefest Screenplay Contest in 2002 and has been optioned for a Hollywood movie. We interviewed Kirazian in the offices of this newspaper. Asked if she herself was a foster child, she said, “I wasn’t.” She came from a very happy cohesive family, but, growing up in San Diego’s Del Cerro neighborhood, she had a friend who was in foster care and other friends who were adopted or were the parents of foster children. “That was my first exposure to foster care, but much of the material for my play came from research and talking to people in the system,” she said. “So many of these kids,” she said, “regardless of the circumstances they are facing are still so positive and that’s very inspiring to me.” In her family, Kirazian was the youngest of three daughters born in San Diego. Her father, George Kirazian, is a retired professor of literature who taught for 40 years at Grossmont College. “I was very much influenced by him growing up,” she said of her father. “Reading plays and seeing operas and discussing them was very much a big part of my education.” She describes her mother as a “wonderful mother, singer, and seamstress who taught us a lot about empathy.” Kirazian was introduced to playwrighting per se in high school by visiting playwright and teaching artist Janet Tiger from the Playwrights Project. The project

Lisa Kirazian Photo: Jon Clark teaches literacy, communicaactivities, but getting into tion skills, playwriting and college, I started thinking theater during and after that at best those are interschool hours in elementary, pretive acts. I’m interpretmiddle and high schools ing somebody else’s piece. throughout San Diego. I’m reciting somebody else’s While a student at Patwords when I’m an actor. rick Henry High School, Kira- But the idea of creating zian first entered the Playsomething of my own was wrights Project’s California more attractive. So I felt that Young Playwrights Contest writing plays was ultimately when she was 16. She didn’t a more creative and daring win, but she received encour- act.” agement and a page of conOver the years, she has structive criticism, which instayed in touch with the spired her to try again with Playwrights Project, and, in another play when she was fact, her latest play, “Switch,” 17. Again, not a winner, but is her fourth play commisanother critique and more sioned by the project. In adencouragement. dition, Kirazian now also When she was 18, she serves as the project’s presihit the jackpot with her third dent. play, “Not What the Doctor In 1992, she earned her Ordered,” the story of a B.A. from Stanford Universiyoung man trying to decide ty with honors in English. In what to do with his life the lieu of a minor, she was mennight before his college aptored in playwriting by playplications were due. The con- wright/actress Anna Deavere test-winning play was proSmith. duced and performed at the In addition to writing festival — and, in fact, emstage and screenplays, Kiraboldened her dream of bezian freelances writing articoming a professional playcles, editing books, and writwright. ing and editing narrative in“I grew up trained in troductions for audio books. music and in theater. I did a She also serves on the lot of acting in school and I board of the Armenian Draalso trained as a violinist. matic Arts Alliance whose And those were wonderful mission is to project the Ar-

menian voice on the world stage through theatre and sound projects. The Alliance has produced a number of her Kirazian’s plays and she currently administers the William Saroyan Prize for Playwriting that awards a $10,000 prize biannually to plays on Armenian themes. Saroyan (1908-1981), of course, was the Fresno-born Armenian American writer who gained a worldwide reputation as a dramatist, novelist, essayist, and writer of short stories and memoirs. His play, “The Time of Your Life,” (1939), won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, which he happily accepted, and a Pulitzer Prize, which he resolutely declined, on the grounds that commerce should not judge the arts. “The Time of Your Life” was later made into a 1948 Hollywood film starring James Cagney. Saroyan’s impressionistic style of writing and his zest for life came to be called “Saroyanesque.” He once advised a young aspiring writer to “Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell.” Despite the horrific circumstances of massacres, genocide, mass deportations and dispersion endured by the Armenian people during their long history, Kirazian said what attracts her to her Armenian heritage and culture is its enduring “joie de vivre” expressed and lived with music, singing, food, dancing and passion. “They have always found a way to survive and create new life wherever they go — starting over, starting over, starting over. That’s my sense of it,” she said. Kirazian is currently working on a play cycle on the Armenian experience in the 20th century.

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STUDENT continued from page 1 history and how invested the professors were in their cadets. West Point applicants first have to be nominated by a congressman, which Katrina received from Congressman Brian Bilbray after a series of essays and interviews. Katrina found out about her appointment through the mail when it arrived in a leather-bound case. At Cathedral, Katrina ran varsity cross-country and track for eight seasons and was continually one of

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RSF Community Center to bestow ‘You Rock’ Awards in honor of its 40th Anniversary

“Jim Witter — The Piano Man” will perform April 8 at the Village Church.

Community Concerts of RSF presents ‘Jim Witter — The Piano Man’ April 8 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe will present “Jim Witter — The Piano Man” on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Village Church Fellowship Hall. Jim Witter has been entertaining for more than 20 years. Whether it is country music, contemporary Christian, or the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, Witter’s versatility as an artist has allowed him the opportunity to reach out and share his music and his infectious personality with audiences of all ages across Canada and the United States. His unique approach and comfortable rapport makes each member of his audience feel as if they are a part of a private concert in the comfort of their own living room. This, along with his rich, powerful voice and ease of manner at the piano, make him a favorite with theatregoers everywhere. Jim has had 10 top ten radio hits in Canada, seven hit videos on CMT, and impressive chart action in the U.S. on Billboard and R&R. Jim’s music and songwriting have been recognized on both sides of the border, earning him multiple awards and nominations from the Canadian Country Music Association, the Juno Awards, and most recently the Dove Awards in Nashville, where Jim’s album, Forgiveness, was nominated for Inspirational Album of the Year. To purchase available tickets, call Sharon McDonald at (858) 922-4440 or email your request to For additional information, see the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe website Subscription forms will be available for the 2011-12 concert series. Early subscribers will receive a discount.

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The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is excited to be planning for this year’s special Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 2, at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Well known as a premiere community event and the best party of the year, this year marks a major milestone, an occasion of celebrating our warm and wonderful, tightly knit neighborhood and the Community Center that provides activities, programs and services that enrich our lives and bring us closer together year after year. This year’s theme will not only embrace the center’s history in the Ranch but take guests down memory lane to the days of “Classic Hollywood Glam” celebrating the center’s 40th anniversary and honoring its founders, past presidents, Capital Campaign Donors and other influential individuals who have impacted our great community with signature “You Rock” Awards. Tickets, priced at $200 per honorees, $250 per members and $275 per nonmembers, may be purchased now by contacting the Community Center. Tables of 10 will also be available for purchase. With our event only a few days away, please call to reserve your spot. This is one event you do not want to miss! For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase your ticket, please contact the Community Center at 858-756-2461 or online at Special thank you to the event sponsors (as of 3/27/11): Gold Sponsor: Wells Fargo – The Private Bank; Silver Sponsors: The Ayyad Family and The Faltinsky Family; Bronze Sponsors: The Wohlford Family – Heritage Ranch Management and The Rikker Family; Bid Card & Decorations Sponsor: Henderson Caverly Pum & Charney; Entertainment Sponsor: David Menashe – The Menashe Morley Group; Cocktail Sponsor: Martin Katz – Jewels Like No Other! and Jamile Palizban – For All Your Insurance Needs; Award Sponsors: Lawyers Title; Fraser Yachts – Eric Pearson & Liz Howard; The Bennett Family – RNB Design.

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Local resident’s MODA by Sofia clothing line created for all women BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Susan Jentzch was tired of her workout wear not fitting. As a Jazzercise instructor she was constantly in motion but, unfortunately, her clothes were too. “I found exercise clothing was usually structured to fit very skinny girls,” said Jentzch, a self-proclaimed curvy woman. “Nothing fit me appropriately. I was always pulling something down or something was falling down. I decided we need an exercise line for women that are built like women. That was one market that wasn’t being taken care of.” She created MODA by Sofia two years ago, giving stylish, comfortable workout gear not just for the curvaceous, but also for all women. The fun part of MODA is the ability to self-style the clothes. The garments come as a blank slate for customers to decorate with appliqués of cool designs or sparkling crystals. “We allow the customer



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Ranch School’s Science Discovery Day Free disaster training for sponsored by Frank Financial Services residents and employees of RSF The 19th annual Science Discovery Day will be held all day on Friday, April 8, at the R. Roger Rowe School. The event is hosted by the RSF Education Foundation and this year is generously sponsored by Frank Financial Services. It is a unique day of science that covers many areas from live animals to anatomy to high tech and robotics. Its goal is to expose students to the many aspects of science and allow them to discover their own passion within the field. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is working with the school this year to bring the school several noteworthy events including: •The 1st graders will be exploring the science behind “Weather Watching.” Students take on the role of meteorologists to discover what makes the weather. They’ll explore why weather changes and then create instruments to measure it. •The 3rd graders will be participating in a workshop called “Diving Into Density” in which they discovery how objects behave when placed in water. They will be exploring what sinks and floats as well as how to change the chemistry of water to make something that sinks then rise. Students will also be using a Cartesian Diver, a classic science experiment, named for René Descartes, which demonstrates the principle of buoyancy and the ideal gas law, to explore more complex concepts of density. •The 5th graders will be working on DNA, to gain a more detailed understanding of what DNA is, and why it is a very important area of science today. Students learn how DNA makes us unique and how it can be used to solve crimes, simulating the process of DNA fingerprinting. Students get to experience science in a totally different way than they normally do at school. The programs are very hands on and real world connected.

Guided nature hike to be held April 10 Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on Sunday, April 10, from 1-4 p.m., on a guided wildflower hike at Clevenger Canyon South, with sweeping views of the surrounding canyons and mountains. This 4.5-mile round-trip hike has an elevation gain of 1000’ and is strenuous for intermediate hikers. Please bring water and be prepared for changing weather. FREE. Reservations required - contact or (858) 674-2275 x12 for directions and to reserve a space.

Firestorm 2007 and numerous recent earthquakes are a wake-up call for all of us. Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach residents and employees are invited to participate in free Community Emergency Response Team training to become disaster service volunteers. CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using CERT training to save lives and protect property. CERT volunteers learn to extinguish small fires, turn off natural gas to damaged homes, perform light search and rescue, and render basic medical treatment. Trained volunteers can also assist in non-hazardous functions such as shelter support, crowd control and evacuation. The next CERT Training begins May 3 at 6 p.m. at the Solana Beach Fire Station. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Lorn Cannon, Solana Beach Fire Department, 858-720-4412 or Patrick O’Neil, Del Mar Fire Department at 858-755-1522.

SeaWorld announces essay contest for kids In an effort to foster greater understanding of the marine world, SeaWorld San Diego is inviting third and fourth grade students in Southern California elementary schools to participate in its Sea Turtle Essay Contest. The essay must convey the importance of sea turtles both in their habitat and to humans, and ways that students can help save sea turtles. SeaWorld San Diego will open Turtle Reef this summer. The new attraction will highlight up to 60 threatened or endangered sea turtle and will inform guests on how trash and pollution can affect the species. Students and guests will be able to track sea turtles in the wild as part of the attraction’s Turtlelink interactive touch-screen map. Each class can submit and essay which will be judged on content, accuracy, originality, and enthusiasm. The winning classroom will receive a VIP student experience at SeaWorld San Diego and other prizes. The VIP experience will include a behind the scenes look at the park’s animal care area and the animal rescue program. Runner-up classrooms will receive a SeaWorld educational assembly at their school. The SeaWorld Sea Turtle Essay Contest is now open and ends on May 3, 2011. All entries must be postmarked by May 3. For more details visit

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Local author releases second fantasy novel for teens BY STEVEN MIHAILOVICH Contributor Avid fans of fantasy fiction featuring phantasmagorical creatures and demons vexing teen heroes will be thrilled with the March 29 release of “Fury of the Phoenix,” the latest book by San Diego author Cindy Pon. A sequel to Pon’s lauded first work, “Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia,” the story aims at young adult readers enthralled by the adventures of Ai Ling in an imaginative kingdom based on Chinese folklore. As she prepares for a small tour next month to promote her book, which includes a signing at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in Kearny Mesa at 2 p.m. on April 9, the author finds that her feelings haven’t abated the second time around. “I’m excited,” Pon said. “I’m always nervous. Writers are the most angsty people ever.” The book stands apart from the copious titles in the fantasy genre because the protagonist is female, but more so for its Asian setting and culture. That richness, along with Pon’s writing style, appeals to a broader base, according to Pon’s agent, Bill Contardi of Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents. “Cindy’s novels are young adult fantasy that

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“Fury of the Phoenix” by Cindy Pon, UCSD graduate, March 2011, Harper Collins, 323 pages, hardcover (about 79,000 words) easily crossover to an adult audience,” Contardi said. “[Her books] are sexy and thrilling and have an epic energy to them. Not to mention romantic with a highly empowered heroine.” Although the romantic scenes are sensual, the content is not gratuitous, Pon said. Since the 17-year-old female character is considered of marrying age in ancient Chinese society, her sexuality gives the story plausibility. That is crucial when writing to a teenage audience plugged into a world of Internet, iphones and TV, the author explained. “One of the first things is never to write down to

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tasy cushions that. I grew up reading fantasy. I wanted to go somewhere else. It’s the books I read as a kid that I remember the most. I think that’s an age that’s very important.” “Fury of the Phoenix” took four months to write and another four months for three major revisions, Pon said. Although the second book firmly establishes her prominence in the fantasy realm, Pon is ending her series in the limitless genre before it limits her as a writer. “I don’t write seven books in a series,” Pon said. “I think a story has an end. I want to end on a high note. I don’t want to be the writer that dragged it out, so people say she should have ended two books ago.” Pon said her next work will be a children’s picture book illustrated with her own Chinese brush painting, an “art therapy” she’s been pursuing for the past 10 years. The shift follows Pon’s own advice to young writers starting out. “Always challenge yourself with each project,” she said. “Be courageous. It’s more important for the young writer to know and acknowledge that they’re special. At that age, it’s so hard to believe in yourself and what you can do. Give yourself permission to write poorly. No one is perfect the first time.”

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(Top) Forty student musicians from Canyon Crest Academy spent a few hours in the afternoon in a clinic/rehearsal environment with the members of Dallas Brass. (Bottom) The Dallas Brass and CCA students performed at the March 20 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe event.

Community Concerts of RSF helps encourage and educate youth through outreach programs As a leading purveyor of musical arts in Rancho Santa Fe and the surrounding community, Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe strives to encourage and educate the youth in the area through its many outreach programs. Featured artists regularly present programs at the local R. Roger Rowe School, much to the delight of the students and teachers alike. When the Dallas Brass came to town for their March 20 concert, Community Concerts of RSF found a perfect partner and took its outreach efforts to a new level, bringing the students to the musicians and including the students in a portion of the Sunday night concert performance. Recognizing the importance of music education to our culture, Dallas Brass is dedicated to offering clinics, rehearsals and concert experience to local schools on their tour schedule. Forty student musicians from Canyon Crest Academy spent a few hours in the afternoon in a clinic/rehearsal environment with the members of Dallas Brass and immediately following the concert intermission that evening, appeared on stage to perform with Dallas Brass to rousing applause from the concert audience. Canyon Crest Academy is an outstanding learning community located in Carmel Valley. Current enrollment is approximately 1,900 students in grades 9-12. Admitted students live throughout the San Dieguito Union High School District, which includes Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, La Costa, Fairbanks Ranch and Carmel Valley. CCA is a public “school of choice” with enrollment determined by an application process. Any student in the district can apply and a lottery is held if the number of applications exceeds the available seats. For students who desire to expand their exposure to the arts, CCA offers Envision, a program designed to inspire and train future artists. It is an extensive curriculum with a structured sequence of progressively challenging courses in the following disciplines: Dance, Digital & Fine Art, Instrumental Music, Theater, Video & Film and Vocal Music. In the school’s short history, students have shared their talents to wider audiences across the globe and gained an astonishing amount of significant recognition. CCA music ensembles have performed in multiple festivals and venues, for example in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl half-time show. The CCA Jazz Combos will travel this spring to the Reno Jazz Festival. Last year CCA students placed 2nd in their division at this national competition. Also this spring, students will travel to China to perform on the Great Wall. Most recently, CCA drummer David James, was selected to perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards. In its’ 11th season Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe continues to provide world-class entertainment for a very reasonable price in a comfortable local venue. In addition, they strive to develop the next generation audience with their outreach programs. The next concert, the last of the season, is on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Village Church Fellowship Hall and will feature “Jim Witter – The Piano Man.” To purchase available tickets, call Sharon McDonald at (858) 922-4440 or email your request to For additional information, see the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe website

(Top) LyricalTeam, from left: Janelle Wen, Perry Katz, Caylee Shimizu, Tara Aftahi, Alyssa Wright, Kelsey Richards, Maddie Tencer; (Bottom right) National Champions, from left Tara Aftahi, Perry Katz, Caylee Shimizu, Kelsey Richards, Alyssa Wright, Janelle Wen, Maddie Tencer; (Bottom left) Witches of Oz, from left – Janelle Wen, Kelsey Richards, Tara Aftahi, Perry Katz, Caylee Shimizu, Alyssa Wright.

Torrey Pines dancers tops at nationals In a first for the school, Torrey Pines High School dancers recently brought home the winning trophy from the USA Spirit and Dance/Drill Nationals in Anaheim. Torrey Pines dancers beat a field of 21 teams to win the “Small Lyrical” category in the open division. Costumed in pink dresses, the seven-member team interpreted music by the Canadian duo RyanDan. For another school record, the team’s Witches of Oz dance placed third in the “Small Jazz” category. “Last year, our lyrical and jazz teams were at the bottom of this competition; now they’re at the top,” said Sarah Kaye, dance team director. “Our plan is to stay there.” The Torrey Pines Dance Team is led by director Sarah Kaye and Coach Michael Langford. Last year, the duo led Torrey Pines to a second-place finish in the “Large Character” category – the school’s best-ever finish at the time. Members of this year’s lyrical and jazz ensemble include Tara Aftahi, Perry Katz, Kelsey Richards, Caylee Shimizu, Maddie Tencer, Janelle Wen and Alyssa Wright. “Torrey Pines has great sports and academic programs,” Kaye said. “Now, our dance team has become a team to beat.” Learn more about Torrey Pines Dance Team at

Upcoming ‘Head to Toe’ Women’s expo to feature fashion, fun, TV stars The Head to Toe Women’s Expo returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 15, 16 & 17, giving mothers, daughters and girlfriends a chance to run wild during a weekend of inspiration, education and entertainment. The fun begins with more than 170 exhibits featuring all the luxuries that gals love — apparel, jewelry, handbags, makeup and skin-care products; spa services; health and fitness products; gourmet foods; and designer items and services for the home — plus a fashion show, complimentary wine tasting and a chance to win prizes each day. This year’s celebrity lineup includes Brenda Strong of “Desperate Housewives,” überhunk Vincent Irizarry of “All My Children,” season-six Project Runway contestant Gordana Gehlhausen, and some of San Diego’s most celebrated chefs. The expo’s Baby Bump & Beyond is a special stage segment for expectant moms. Each day, 40 expectant moms will be treated to a baby shower that includes a presentation by a doula or registered nurse that can answer questions about the delivery and recovery process. Each of the expectant moms that attends the shower will receive a spa service courtesy of The shower is limited to the first 120 expectant moms to register by Monday, April 11 on the shower hotline: 619-491-0677. For more information about the show, visit www. or call 619-491-0677.

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Del Mar Hot Rod & Custom Car show at Fairgrounds April 1-3 The Goodguys 11th Meguiar’s Del Mar Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals indoor and outdoor show will take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 1-3, featuring more than 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trick trucks through ’72. For more event info.:

Elijah will be there, will you? Celebrate Passover at the RSF communal Seder This Passover, don’t stay home alone! Make your mother proud and come celebrate the holiday together with friends and family in a warm and friendly environment. Your Seder experience will include a delicious dinner, handbaked shmurah matzah, plenty of wine and fascinating insights into the festival of freedom. Celebrate this Passover on April 18 at the RSF communal Seder at Morgan Run Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. To make a reservation please call Chabad Jewish Center of RSF at 858.756.7571 or visit www. Feel free to contact us for all your Passover needs. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. New this year! The RSF Kids Seder led by Rabbi Simcha! An entertaining Seder to remember...

DAR De Anza Chapter to hear doctor speak on women’s health

Woodward Center celebrates miracle twin foals first birthday The Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) recently celebrated the first birthday of world-famous twin foals “Sunny and Angel” (left to right in photos above). “Two tiny, fragile packages arrived at HWAC on Sunday, March 28, 2010,” says spokesman John Van Zante. “Earlier that morning these extremely rare twin foals had been born near Fallbrook. Nobody at our hospital had ever seen twin foals that survived. Along with their mother, Lena, Sunny and Angel went into our intensive care stall where they remained under constant observation for the next four months.” Live streaming video of the twins is also being broadcast worldwide through HWAC’s website at Photos/Jon Clark

Firefighters to participate in Boot Drive April 6 Rancho Santa Fe firefighters will be taking to the streets again this year to help raise money for burn survivors. The annual Burn Institute Boot Drive, which raises money to fund burn survivor support services such as Camp Beyond the Scars, will take place on Wednesday, April 6. Firefighters will be standing at major intersections throughout the district during the morning and afternoon commute, collecting monetary donations of any amount in empty fire boots.

The De Anza Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will host Diana Hoppe, MD, OB/ GYN, at its 77th chapter birthday meeting on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. Her talk, ”Aging: Embracing The Change and Maintaining a Healthy Life,” will discuss women’s health issues as they progress through life. Dr. Hoppe is co-founder of the Pacific Coast Women’s Health Medical Group in Encinitas and is a published author. For more information on Dr. Hoppe, visit The cost is $32. For location and more information, call Bettybob Williams (858) 344-6233. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The De Anza Chapter was founded in 1934 and is Dr. Diana Hoppe named for Juan Bautista de Anza, an early explorer of California. Members live in Rancho Santa Fe, the San Diego coastal communities and other nearby areas. A woman over 18 years is eligible for membership who can prove direct lineage from a patriot who gave service during the American Revolution. For more information visit:

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RSF Cub Scouts Blue & Gold celebration Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scout Pack 766 (first through 5th graders) recently held a Western-themed Blue & Gold event at the RSF home of Bill and Sally Wright. The event, which was held to celebrate the birthday of the Boy Scouts of America, included an awards ceremony, a variety of games and activities, and an appearance by basketball star Erik Meek, who taught the boys Rocco Cappetta, Ryan Curcio and Jack Knickrehm; Erik Meek basketball skills. Photos/ Maria Delgado

John Cappetta, Conrad Delgado, RJ Faltinsky, Luke Shugert, John Flaming

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How to sell your home or estate to the foreign market Foreign investors have both the money and desire to purchase Rancho Santa Fe properties. And they do. The question is, how do you attract their interest? How do you showcase your home or estate? The simple answer is, you target them where they get their news or information. And since they don’t live in the local area or read local newspapers, investors look at hyper-local websites like www. searching for available properties. For example, the site attracted people from 51 countries in March, 2011, and generated 5,312 visits from countries worldwide. It’s interesting to note that the sites largest number of daily foreign visitors come from the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and

Germany. Yes, the countries with the largest numbers of foreign investors, looking for Rancho Santa Fe real estate. And those investors also work with local agents intimately familiar with the Rancho Santa Fe market. And those agents are not only looking online, they’re reading The Review because it has far more local Rancho Santa Fe listings than any other paper in town. So to maximize your home or estate’s exposure, it’s important your agent is using a dual track: 1) showcasing your home or estate with ads on and, 2) running ads and listings in The Review.

To reach foreign investors, be sure your agent has a welldeveloped marketing plan To sell your home or estate quickly and for the most money possible, a thorough marketing plan is a must. So make sure your agent’s plan includes: Q Proper “staging” of your home and property. Q Showcasing your home or listing in the local paper—like The Review. Q Holding open houses, including “broker previews”. Q Adding your home to the local multiple listing service so buyers and agents will see it. Q Preparing and sending brochures or well designed flyers to potential buyers. Q Using Internet advertising such as www., which attracts tens of thousands of readers monthly from 51 countries worldwide. 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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What one person thinks “expensive”, isn’t so to another. Everything is relative. This is especially true for those purchasing local real estate with Euros, Loonies, Yen or Yuan. In fact, for many European, Canadian, or Mexican real estate investors, purchasing prime real estate in Rancho Santa Fe can now be done at an amazingly steep discount. All thanks to Mr. Bernanke, who as you know, has continued to cut points in the Fed rate, which has helped trigger further declines in the dollar versus other foreign currencies. And as of this writing, the US dollar against the Euro currently hovers around $1.39, which can be a dream or a nightmare; all depending upon the denomination of ones bank account. Rancho Santa Fe real estate has long been the desired target of many wealthy foreign investors. But with the falling dollar, Rancho Santa Fe real estate has now become a screaming bargain to foreign investors around the world.


Prime Real Estate in Rancho Santa Fe is a “Bargain” for Foreign Investors. The question is, do you or your agent know how to reach them effectively?

1. The paper is delivered by the US Post Office to 7,350 Rancho Santa Fe home addresses each week. 2. The paper has more local real estate listings than all other papers delivered to Rancho Santa Fe combined.

To advertise your home or estate in the Rancho Santa Fe Review, or to advertise on www.ranchosantafereview. com, call: 858-756-1403 x112

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TPHS violinist a winner at music competition The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is proud to announce the winners of its 2011 Wind Symphony and Sinfonia Concerto Competition, Sara Kornfeld Simpson, flute, and Pin-Cheng (Leonard) Chen, violin. The final round of the competition was held on March 3, 2011 at the Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla. Cheng and Kornfeld Simpson will perform their pieces with full ensembles at the youth symphony’s Spring Showcase Concert on June 11, 2011 at Copley Symphony Hall. Additionally, each will receive a scholarship to support their music education, provided by the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.

Pin-Cheng (Leonard) Chen

“We are so proud of all of our talented Wind Symphony and Sinfonia musicians,” says San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory Artistic Director, Jeff Edmons. “Both Sara and Leonard demonstrated a very high level of excellence in their solo performances.” Pin Cheng (Leonard) Chen, a freshman at Torrey Pines High School, will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K219, with Sinfonia. He has been a member of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory since 2006. Chen, 14, currently plays with Symphony Orchestra, and is Concertmaster of Sinfonia. Also a finalist in last November’s Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, he studies violin with youth symphony faculty member John Ramirez. The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is the 6th oldest continuously operating youth symphony in the United States, and serves over 600 students annually in eight different training ensembles. Skill levels range from beginner to pre-professional, with participating students ages 8 to 25. In addition to its large ensemble programs, SDYS offers a number of chamber music opportunities. Student placement auditions for next season will be held June 16-20, 2011. For more information about the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory or to make a donation, please call 619-233-3232 or visit


Rancho Clubhouse to hold ‘Trefethen Wine Maker Dinner’ You and your guests are cordially invited to the Trefethen Wine Maker Dinner at the Ranch Clubhouse on Saturday, April 16, with a champagne reception and passed hors d’oeuvres starting at 6:30 p.m. Hailey Trefethen, third generation in the family of one of the oldest estate wine-making families, will be the keynote speaker. The three-course dinner starts at 7 p.m. and includes Lobster Tagliatelle with white truffle butter and the 2008 Estate Harmony Chardonnay. The second course features the 2007 Estate Merlot with Chef Larry’s wonderful interpretation of Korean BBQ Duck Breast, Kimchee and Cucumber Salad. The third course features their world class 2008 Estates Dragon’s Tooth paired with Sous Vide Lamb Lion, Sweet Pea Risotto, Tuscan Fennel Sausage Ragu. Finishing the evening is a Cheese Course with Trefethen 2005 Halo Cabernet Sauvignon their signature wine paired with Devil’s Clutch, Red Haw, Pierce Point and Fresh Honeycomb, Candied Dry Fruit, Marcona Almonds, Rhubarb Compote and a Cucumber Sorbet. As one of Napa Valley’s few remaining family wine estates, Trefethen Vineyards has never purchased a single outside grape. Located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, the estate vineyard is nestled in a verdant landscape of vines at the cooler, southern end of Napa Valley. Trefethen now farms 63 distinct vineyard blocks, encompassing nine different grape varieties: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Viognier. In 1968 Eugene and Catherine Trefethen moved to Napa Valley – then considered an agricultural backwater – where they purchased six small farms and the ramshackle 19th-century Eschol Winery, creating a 600-acre wine estate. At the time, there were fewer than 20 operational wineries in Napa Valley. Today, the third generation Loren and Hailey Trefethen are now poised to take on the generation stamp of Trefethen, “one family, one estate, one passion.” Please join Hailey as she offers insights to the families’ passion of making estate wines on Saturday, April 16, at the Ranch Clubhouse. Must be 21 years or older. The price is $75, plus service and tax. Dinner reservations are limited. Please call 858-756-1182. ***** Easter Sunday Buffet, April 24, at the Ranch Clubhouse is a special treat for the entire family, especially for the young with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt. Make your reservation today. For more information on the social events or to plan a birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation or corporate events please call 756-1182.

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Bill Ziering, Tommie Juditz, Dr. Jack Wasserman

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Valenti International hosted a fundraising event, “Springtime at the Valenti Ranch,” on March 28 at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe to benefit The Pegasus Rising Project and the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club. Festivities included a variety of handselected wines, RSF Rotary President Patrick Galvin, Samantha Blount, Cpl. Jason Green, Rotary premium Kona coffee, appetizers, a Holly Nanula, John Tennant, Dusti Rittgers, Connie Sundstom, Greg Grajek, Erika Jorgenson President elect Alan Balfour jazz trio and more. Photo/Jon Clark

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Ticktocker Class of 2011 National Charity League, Inc., San Diego del Norte Chapter Ticktocker Class of 2011 held its Senior Presentation Ceremony and Dinner Dance March 26 at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. Photos/Jon Clark All photos by Renay Johnson unless otherwise credited.

Kristin and Kurt May rehearse for their father/daughter dance.

Former San Diego District Attorney, Paul Pfingst and his daughter Allison practice for their father/daughter dance.

Mary Kay Zolezzi and her daughter Kate Zolezzi freshen up .

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Health Connections

From left: La Jolla Symphony and Chorus performers Marc Madison, Connie Lawthers, Kyle Malone, Marianne Schamp and Ken Bell at Solana Santa Fe. Photo/Lisa Sullivan

Solana Santa Fe welcomes La Jolla Symphony and Chorus performers Five performers from the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus entertained students at Solana Santa Fe School on March 22. This was the first of six schools they will be performing at as part of their student outreach program. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders heard a variety of songs from different time periods as long ago as the 1500s. They also learned about the three elements of music: rhythm, melody and harmony. “Our goal is to bring music education and the thrill of live performances into the schools,” says Ken Bell, the assistant conductor. The performance was made possible by a grant from the Betty Scalice Foundation, a fund of Coastal Community Foundation. Established more than 50 years ago, the 110-person orchestra and 120-person chorus mostly performs at the Mandeville Center on the UC San Diego campus. Free Friday night dress rehearsals are offered to the public. More information about the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus is available on their web site: http://www.lajollasymphony. com/index.php

Scripps is committed to keeping you and your family well all year long. We offer a variety of classes throughout San Diego County every month. Look for these upcoming classes in your community. Healthy Hearts Wednesday, April 6, 5:30–7:30p.m. Learn practical tips for nutritious, low-fat cooking, shopping and dining out. Free. Location: Scripps Coastal Medical Center Vista, Cedar.

The Eyes Have It! Thursday, April 14, 6–7p.m. Join Edwin Chen, MD, as he discusses natural properties of the eye that change with aging or disease and explore how this affects our visual experience. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Founder’s Room.

Diabetes Care Friday, April 15, 10:15–11:45a.m. Certified diabetes educator Stephanie Decker, RN, will discuss recent advances in diabetes care and management. Cost: $2.50. Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Senior Activity Room.

Living Well Through the Ages Saturday, April 16, 10a.m.–1p.m. Come out to meet and greet some doctors, tour our facility and learn about health topics that can affect people 25 to 75 years old. The Scripps Mobile Medical Unit will also be onsite offering screenings such as blood pressure and diabetes risk. Free. Location: Scripps Coastal Escondido.

Healing from the Inside Out Monday, April 18, 12:30p.m. During this presentation, Robert Solomon, MD, will show you how to reestablish balance in your life. Cost: $15. Location: Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Osteoarthritis Management

Acid Reflux Help—No More Pills. No More Pain. Wednesday, April 20, 6–7p.m. Join Cheryl Olson, MD and Mark Sherman, MD, to learn about a new incision-free treatment for heartburn. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Founder’s Room.

Alternatives to Hysterectomy Wednesday, April 20, 6:30–8p.m. Join interventional radiologist Ross Christensen, MD, and ob-gyn Catharine Marshall, MD, as they discuss uterine fibroids. Learn about symptoms, complications and a minimally invasive procedure. Free. Location: Scripps Mende Well Being Center.

Spasticity Management Thursday, April 28, 6:30–7:30p.m. Rehab physician Lance Stone will discuss spasticity, including the causes and recent treatment strategies. Free. Location: Scripps Encinitas, Rehabilitation Center.

Weight Loss Surgery Join our surgeons and learn more about the options and programs available. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center. Call for dates and times.

On the Road to Good Health The Scripps Mobile Medical Unit is on the road and coming to a neighborhood near you. Stop by one of our upcoming community events for health screenings and to learn how our 2,500 physicians can keep you on the road to good health. Free. Call for locations, dates and times.

Wednesday, April 20, 12:30–2p.m. Rheumatologist Howard Kaye, MD, will discuss the diagnosis and medical management of osteoarthritis, including assistive devices, medications and exercise. Free. Location: Scripps Coastal Medical Center Vista, Thibodo. To register for any of these classes or for physician referral, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS. To sign up for Scripps Health News e-mails, visit



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BULLY continued from page 1 ed that 56 percent of students reported being bullied occasionally, 20 percent once or twice a week, and 12 percent almost every day. Eighty percent of the bullying was name-calling or teasing, she said. Norby plans to conduct another survey at the end of the year to evaluate the effectiveness of the Second Step program. Solana Santa Fe, serving students in kindergarten through sixth grade, also released an anti-bullying policy this year that outlines consequences for bullying behavior and asks students to sign a pledge to refuse to bully or let others bully, and to report bullying when witnessed. Skyline School in Solana Beach and Solana Pacific in Carmel Valley also have similar policies for students to sign. Skyline serves fourth, fifth and sixth grades, and Solana Pacific serves fifth and sixth grades only. Bullying workshop SBSD counselor Mary Marun attended a March 15 workshop on bullying, sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education and the Chula Vista Police Department. SDCOE said the workshop filled early with a maximum of 70 participants, so another session will be held May 16. The half-day workshop, called “Best Practices in Bullying Prevention,” was led by SDCOE’s Project Specialist for Student Support Services, Mara Madrigal-Weiss, who said old assumptions about bullying are still being used but are ineffective. These include tactics like peer mediation, conflict resolution, posters declaring a bully-free zone, and bringing the bully and victim together to “work it out.” Madrigal-Weiss, who claims bullying is happening in every district and every campus, collaborated with Chula Vista Police Dept. Public Safety Analyst Melanie Culuko to explain national trends in bullying and successful researchbased tactics to reduce and prevent it. Marun works at Solana Vista School which serves students in kindergarten through third grade. She said the workshop gave her new insights into the problem, including a new focus on the importance of the bystander who she said can be a big help in stopping bullying. “I was surprised at how much emphasis they put now on the bystander,” Marun said. “They encourage

Rancho Santa Fe Review that you talk to the bystanders because they’re your eyes and ears out there.” She said it’s difficult to see everything that happens on the playground, where most of the face-to-face bullying takes place, so adults need to encourage kids not to tolerate bullying and to come forward when they witness it. It’s important she said, to reach out to the bystanders more and let them know it’s not tattling to report bullying behavior. “Let them know they can trust you to handle it,” she said. Marun said a large part of the workshop discussed how bullying has changed over the years. “A lot of times before, kids were just left to work things out on their own, and now we’re feeling that kids get pushed to the side and need to be tended to by adults,” she said. The types of destructive bullying have changed as well, and have escalated to include cyber-bullying, which is not face-to-face. “They talked about the Internet because it’s so easily accessible and easy to spread things,” she said. Girls, she said, may start rumors in school, “and all of a sudden it’s all over the Internet.” But the kind of traditional bullying that many adults remember, where kids have fist fights or shake down other kids for lunch money, still occurs with older children, said Marun. “Kids are still pressured and pushed around,” she said. Even in the younger grades, Marun said meanspirited activity occurs all too frequently, such as kids having to eat lunch alone, getting bumped into or pushed down, or having toys yanked from their hands and thrown aside. Because most of the bullying in the younger grades occurs on the playground, at recess or at lunch, the aides and supervisors play an important role and are being trained to watch for suspicious activity. “We pay attention to the loners… and if someone’s just wandering around by themselves,” Marun said. “It’s hard sometimes to pick out what’s going on in a group, but we try to make sure that everyone is included.” Pre-bullying At Marun’s K-3 school, she doesn’t see the hardline bullying behavior or any cyber-bullying because the kids are too young, she said, but she does see what she called pre-bullying. “I don’t really see cases

where kids are coming to me scared,” she said. “They’re more upset because they’re being excluded.” Marun said she sees some mild physical aggression in kindergarten, mostly from boys. “But in second and third grade it’s almost exclusively the girls, gossipy kind of stuff,” she said. At Solana Vista, the first time there is an offense, students get a warning. “At this age, if you just point out the whole dynamics … and they understand what’s going on, I rarely have repeated cases,” said Marun. “But if there’s a pattern, by the second time we’re usually calling parents.” The workshop discussed how bullying becomes more sophisticated as kids move into upper grades, particularly the middle school years, Marun said. “That’s when kids start getting a little more savvy for social relationships and dynamics, so they start understanding a little more the power that they might have over other people,” she said. Bullies, if left alone, grow into adult bullies and often end up in prison, “so it’s very important to intervene,” she said, with focus on the bully, the bully’s victims and observers. Marun plans to share what she learned at the SDCOE workshop with other counselors and educators at the other five Solana Beach schools. “The prevention part is the big key,” she said, noting that her school’s kindness program teaches kids to consider the other person’s side in disputes and to respect other children’s needs. Bullying, all educators agree, has become a very serious problem for schools, because it interferes with learning if kids don’t want to attend school or don’t feel safe. Some video from the SDCOE workshop showed children sitting at their desks in class, “stressing about going out to lunch and being bullied,” Marun said. “Their stomachs would just churn before they’d go to recess because they’d be all worried. That certainly would interfere with your paying attention in class.” Marun said educators are becoming more and more alarmed. “I think they’re pretty much on top of it and paying a lot of attention to it now, whereas they didn’t before,” she said.

The bully factor gains national attention BY MARSHA SUTTON Growing awareness of the seriousness of the problem of bullying by children extends across the country, even to the highest office. On March 10, President Barack Obama convened a gathering of about 150 educators, researchers, staff, parents and bully victims to shine a light on bullying and its consequences. “With big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune,” Obama was quoted as saying. The purpose of the conference was to encourage schools and communities to cooperate in efforts to control bullying and take actions to stop it. Obama said it’s not a rite of passage. It’s not “part of growing up” or a harmless example of the “kids will be kids” adage. Nor does it “build character,” as some people say. According to an Associated Press story, White House officials estimate that one-third of America’s children, or about 13 million kids, have been bullied, leading to increasing dropout rates, discipline problems in school, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, self-destructive tendencies, violence and even death. Cyber-bullying, in particular, has increased at alarming rates and has fueled worries about the changing dimensions of bullying and its potential for far-reaching detrimental effects that go well beyond playground torment. Obama tied bullying to the over-arching concern for America’s academic preparedness for college, the workplace and international competitiveness. Kids can’t learn if they don’t feel safe at school, the White House asserts. A new Web site unveiled at the conference,, is managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, in partnership with the departments of Education and Justice. The extensive site offers tips, guidance and help for teachers, parents and kids. The San Diego Unified School District has made available on its Web site a lengthy 15page Education Week section called “Spotlight on Bullying.” In addition, Education Week online offers numerous articles on bullying at various grades, different types of bullying, prevention techniques and other informative reports. Bullying is defined by California’s Crime and Violence Prevention Center as words or actions that are “harassing, intimidating, tormenting, browbeating, humiliating, terroriz-

SURGEON continued from page 4 “wringing a towel.” Surgeons use screws and rods to straighten the spine. “If you don’t treat it, it keeps getting worse,” Mundis said, eventually causing fatal lung and heart ailments. The surgeons also removed a tumor pushing a child’s spine out of place, and treated patients with spinal infections. Otieno described one of his patients, a girl named Lillian, who was operated on during the surgical mission: “She is so happy and now she can look at people without fear of imagining people are seeing her as ‘bending.’ She can lead a life like other girls.” In addition to conducting operations, the American surgeons introduced minimally invasive surgical procedures to their Kenyan counterparts. Mundis per-

ing, oppressing and/or threatening.” Bullying, the center says, “has no social, financial or cultural boundaries,” and children often become bullies by watching adult behavior. An article in Education Week’s Feb. 23, 2011 issue features a study showing that bullies aren’t always the social outcasts people often think they are. After four years of surveying over 3,700 middle and high school students, University of California Davis assistant sociology professor Robert Faris found that “students in the middle of the social hierarchies at their schools, rather than the most popular or the most socially outcast, are more likely to be bullies.” Faris said in the report, “These kids view aggression as one tactic for gaining or maintaining their social status.” Other ways to climb the social ladder, he said, include being pretty, funny, athletic, rich and just being nice. Physical aggression is easy to spot, Faris said in the report, but more troubling, more common, and harder to detect is a more subtle form of aggression that includes manipulation, verbal remarks, gossip and social exclusion. It’s the need to gain power and status by putting others down, said one educator in the report. Faris concluded by noting that “old stereotypes of school bullies are dangerous in the modern world.” Another Education Week report on the subject revealed that adolescent girls are more likely than boys to have experienced cyberbullying, 25.1 percent compared to 16.6 percent. Girls also reported cyber-bullying others more than boys, 21.3 percent to 17.5 percent. The types of cyber-bullying were found to differ by gender: “Girls are more likely to spread rumors, while boys are more likely to post hurtful pictures or videos.” The 2010 report used data from a random sampling of 10- to 18-year-old students from one large school district in the south and was presented by the Cyberbullying Research Center [], which offers resources. Other Web sites with information on cyber-bullying include: the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use [], Stop Cyberbullying [www.stopcyberbullying. org], and Wired Safety [].

formed an operation in which a small incision is made on the patient’s side to reach the spine and fuse two vertebrae, which he said was the first procedure of its kind in Africa. In spite of the trip’s successes, Mundis said his strongest memories include patients he was unable to treat because of the complexity of their cases, such as a patient who needed the removal of an entire vertebrae to straighten the spine. Mundis said such an operation could not have been safely conducted at the Nairobi hospital because of the lack of specialized equipment to monitor the patient during the operation. He was also concerned about the ability of the hospital’s intensive care unit to provide proper post-operative care. Those cases were compiled into a “left behind” file, and Mundis said he is contacting hospital officials in San Diego to see if one or more of those patients could

be transported to San Diego for surgery. The task of arranging for such treatment is daunting, he said, because complex spinal surgery and follow-up hospital care costs about $250,000. It was heart-breaking to see the faces of children he was not able to help, said Mundis. “The reality is without this help they’re going to die at an early age.” Mundis said he will likely take part in another surgical mission to Africa this fall. Those who want to contribute to future surgical missions can contact the San Diego Spine Foundation in Mundis’ office at 858-678-0610, or the Cheetah Gives Back Foundation at 858-909-1902 or 800455-1476 ext. 1902, or visit

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Willis Allen Real Estate

Art or Science? Pfizer image contest proves work is both BY JOSEPH HERRGARD Pfizer Worldwide Communications State-of-the-art imaging technologies have the ability to enhance the scientific data coming out of Pfizer’s research and development labs, including microscopes that employ X-rays and fluorescent dyes to detect the spread of breast cancer cells or the reduction of lung cancer tumors in lab experiments. But can these images also be viewed as art? Without a doubt, according to Suchitra Ananthnarayan, a scientist at Pfizer La Jolla, one of the company’s major research and development facilities. Ananthnarayan was inspired to launch the site’s first annual Art Microscopy Contest after using a fluorescent microscope in her work pursuing potential cancer drug targets within the company’s Oncology Research Unit. Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view samples and objects, such as human and animal cells, which could not otherwise be seen with the unaided eye.

In ’New Star Formation,’ Minh Giang Phan, who won the contest, used an optical light microscope at 80x resolution to capture an image of epidermal growth factor receptor protein crystals. “As scientists and nonscientists working on different aspects of making medicines, we can appreciate each other’s roles by understanding the beauty of science,” said Ananthnarayan. “At Pfizer we have state-of-the-art imaging technologies but they are only as outstanding as the experts who operate them. Besides promoting art appreciation, I wanted to launch this contest in order to publicize the shared microscopes

that we have at Pfizer, hoping that this will encourage new collaborations and ideas.” The winning entry was titles “New Star Formation,” submitted by Minh Giang Phan from Pfizer’s Medicinal Chemistry group. Phan used an optical light microscope at 80x resolution to capture an image of EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) protein crystals. Some of the other 47 submissions included an im-

age of cells from pulmonary arteries as photographed by Jeffrey Nickel using a fluorescent imaging microscope at 40x resolution, and a botanical specimen captured by Lars Engstrom using an automated inverted fluorescence/ bright field microscope at 20x magnification. The images submitted by Nickel and Engstrom, both scientists in Pfizer’s Oncology Research Unit, tied for second place. Each of the contest winners received gift cards and framed copies of their images. The contest was coordinated by Pfizer La Jolla’s Art Connection, a colleague resource group whose mission is to “support the development, expression, and preservation of arts and culture by providing opportunities, increasing awareness and fostering diversity in cultural arts for the benefit and enjoyment of Pfizer La Jolla Colleagues.” According to co-chair Carolyn Lemm, Art Connection partners closely with Pfizer’s New York-based art curator to showcase global exhibits and look for communi-

Lars Engstrom’s image of the botanical specimen, convallaria, was taken with an automated inverted fluorescence/bright field microscope at 20x magnification. ty outreach opportunities, including donating artwork for local charities, hosting book drives and supplying free art supplies to the Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Similar images from Pfizer’s labs were viewed by an estimated 11 million visitors to San Diego International Airport in 2008 as part of the exhibit “Cell Culture.” Organized by life science association BIOCOM to promote the 2008 BIO International Con-

A torrid tale of love and loss in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ American soprano Twyla Robinson will sing the role of the Marschallin in The San Diego Opera Company’s production of Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier.” Robinson replaces Anja Harteros who asked to be released for medical reasons. “Der Rosenkavalier” opens Sunday, April 3 at the Civic Theatre for four performances and was last performed by San Diego Opera in 1992. “I am very excited to have Twyla Robinson join this splendid cast,” said Artistic Director Ian D. Campbell in a press release. “She’s a singer I’m familiar with … I know her addition makes this production of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ the strongest we’ve had in our company’s history and reunites old friends.”

A scene from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ A winner of the 2002 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Robinson also received First Prize in the 2001 Competizione dell’Opera in Dresden and in the 2002 MacAllister Compe-

tition. The lushly scored “Der Rosenkavalier” brings to life the story of the Marschallin, a beautiful and elegant noblewoman neglected by her husband, Baron Ochs. Her

torrid affair with the handsome young Octavian brings her intense pleasure, but reinforces her fear of losing him, as well as her beauty and youth. Robinson is joined by returning British bass-baritone Andrew Greenan in the role of Baron Ochs. Making notable Company debuts in this opera are German mezzo-soprano Anke Vondung in the trouser role of Octavian and Italian soprano Patrizia Ciofi as Sophie. German baritone HansJoachim Ketelsen makes his House debut as Herr Von Faninal, German-based soprano Stephanie Weiss (a graduate of La Jolla Country Day School) also makes a House debut as Marianne, American tenor Joel Sorensen returns to sing Valzacchi, American mezzo-sopra-

no Helene Schniderman makes a Company debut as Annina, American bass Kevin Langan returns to sing the Police Commissioner and the Notary, American tenor Simeon Esper returns to sing the role of Herr Von Faninal’s Major Domo as well as the Inn Keeper and American tenor Stephen Costello returns as the Italian Singer. Persian stage director, Lotfi Mansouri, fresh from directing the season opener “Turandot,” stages the production. German conductor Christof Perick returns to the podium for these performances. “Der Rosenkavalier” will be performed in German with English translations above the stage. The sets and costumes are owned by San Francisco Opera and were designed by Thierry Bosquet.

vention, the exhibit was later on display in public libraries and schools throughout the region. “We have a longstanding history in La Jolla of incorporating science and art, and we are always trying to find creative ways to link the two,” said Lemm. “This contest was a great example of just that — enabling our colleagues to be innovative and creative and, in the end, showcasing their science.”

If you go What: “Der Rosenkavalier” Who: San Diego Opera Running time: 4 hours with two 20-minute intermissions When: 2 p.m. April 3; 7 p.m. April 6 and 12; 6 p.m. April 9 Where: Civic Theatre, Third Avenue and B Street in downtown San Diego Tickets: From $35 Phone: (619) 5337000 Website: sdopera. com Upcoming: “Faust” from Charles Gounod April 23, 26, 29 and May 1; and “Carmen” from Georges Bizet May 14, 17, 20 and 22


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Three fine actors face a ‘Groundswell’ at Old Globe BY DIANA SAENGER REVIEW Patrons taking their seats in The Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre for “Groundswell” see a seaside lodge in South Africa on the stage before them. The sounds of continuous crashing waves and an occasional sea-bell clang set the mood for the nautical tale. The boding scene soon becomes the backdrop for a psychological thriller that builds to a powerful conclusion that will change the lives of three men. Owiso Odera portrays Thami, a South African still reeling from the Apartheid aftermath. As he pens a letter to his wife (back in the city and caring for the couple’s children) Thami reveals an ocean of heartfelt regret that he’s away from his family. He vows to work hard and be with them again soon. Local diver and Thami’s good friend, Johan (Anthony Hagopian)

If you go What: “Groundswell” Where: The Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park When: Evenings and matinees through April 17 Tickets: $29-$67 Phone: (619) 23-GLOBE Website: enters the dining room and makes small talk with Thami about his dreams and how far he’s willing to go to make them come true. The conversation turns to the car in the parking lot that belongs to a lodge guest. At first Johan questions his friend about what he knows of Mr. Smith (Ned Schmidtke). But as the conversation turns serious, Thami learns that Johan knows everything

about Mr. Smith because he broke into his car. Johan and Thami are hoping to take advantage of a government offer to purchase a commission, a small piece of land that might hold hidden diamonds. Johan asserts they should approach Mr. Smith over dinner to become a third partner with them. Smith will put up the money, and the two of them will put up the sweat equity. Thami is onboard as long as Johan (an alcoholic) agrees not to drink or let Mr. Smith know he’s a former police office who served jail time for murder. When Mr. Smith arrives for dinner, the scene becomes a three-ring circus as playwright Ian Bruce turns each character inside out. Johan, gulping drink after drink behind Thami’s back, becomes unruly. He threatens Mr. Smith if he won’t pay redemption for having a good life. Hagopian (as Johan) plays the perfect villain, eliciting sympathy for his plight

before revealing his true self. Thami, a good and moral man, attempts to rein in Johan’s threats, but is drawn in by Johan’s hypnotic tirades of “this is for us” and insinuations that he is not measuring up to being a man. Odera (who plays Thami superbly) is a UCSD grad. We feel his agony over missing his family, we flinch when he does after an inappropriate action by Johan, and just maybe we understand how he’s easily swayed to the dark side. Schmidtke steers Mr. Smith along a gentle slope of revelation. At first he’s patient as he listens to the men’s business deal, but then he tells them it is probably a scam and negotiations get ugly when Johan pulls out a long knife. As bells from the buoys in the foggy sea ring out warnings to approaching boats, the situation inside the lodge becomes far more threatening.

Johan (Antony Hagopian) temps Mr. Smith (Ned Schmidtke) with a business deal in Ian Bruce’s ‘Groundswell.’ PHOTO: J. KATARZYNA WORONOWICZ

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ACSI Writing Festival and Math Olympics Finalists at Horizon Prep It is ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) competition season and Horizon Prep is congratulating finalists in the Writing Festival and Math Olympics. All finalists go on to compete in ACSI District competitions. The results of the District Writing Festival are in, and Horizon Prep fifth-grader Lauren Bothe received a Superior Rating. She will now go on to the ACSI Regional competition. Horizon Prep serves 450 students Preschool through eighth grade is accredited by WASC and ACSI. Visit www.

Horizon Prep’s ACSI Math Olympics computation finalists: front row, from left, Lucas Grizzle, Jacen Pezzi, Abby Gammel, Sammi Preske, Kylie Preske and Yechan Choi; and middle row, from left, Caleb Armendariz, Taylor Sparks and Ashlyn Mossy; and back row, from left, Hayden Austin, Anastasia Armendariz and John Bothe.

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Horizon Prep’s ACSI Math Olympics reasoning finalists: front row, from left, Luke Gianni, Noah Lugo, Kylie Preske and Jaden Bueno; and back row, from left, Matt Botsford, Yaryn Choi and Gabe Schippa. Not Pictured: Moriah Kettler, Alex Partida, Antonio Partida, Lily Morgans and Lauren Foster

Horizon Prep’s ACSI Writing Festival finalists: front row, from left, Madison Mansukhani, Sebastian Carpenter, Ryan Aschbrenner and Sammi Preske; second row, from left, Abby Gammel, Lauren Bothe, Rachel Oberst and Kylie Preske; third row, from left, Kylie Morey, Andria Carpenter, Kyra Hendrickson, Chloe Burnitz, Yaryn Choi, Daniel Bailey and Clay Conkle; and back row, from left, Caleb Armendariz, Anastasia Armendariz, Hayden Austin and Makaela Lawson. Not pictured: Justin Northbrook

Axline Lecture Featuring William Kentridge Thursday April 7 at 7PM MCASD welcomes South African artist William Kentridge, who recently received the 26th annual Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy. Kentridge’s work addresses his country’s social issues and ongoing transformation. Seating for this event is limited. MCASD La Jolla 858 454 3541

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The spectacular scenery and evocative Roman ruins of the west coast of Italy will be explored by art historian James Grebl, Ph.D. in a series of four lavishly illustrated lectures.

An American entrepreneur has found the perfect Scottish island on which to build his new golf course. But as secrets — and bodies — are unearthed, the true nature of the island wreaks comic havoc. Artistic Director Christopher Ashley directs the world premiere of acclaimed playwright Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley's supernatural comedy.

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Grunion Run April 5, 10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., $12 Get ready for a true Southern Cal experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight. Ages 6-13 with a paid adult. RSVP required: 858-534-7336 or online at

Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. The Neurosciences Institute Tickets: Adult $30 · Child $5 This young Spanish guitarist established himself as one of the world’s leading classical guitarists by winning the Gold Medal at the first Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition in May 2006.

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RSF GOP Women welcome expert RSF Republican Women Federated hosted Middle Eastern expert James Horn, who spoke on “Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood & Sharia Law” March 27 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. Photos/Jon Clark

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RSF RWF President Sheryl Chase with Laurel Lemarié

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Whirl Ballroom holds open call auditions Orchestra Nova announces new CEO for Youth Latin Competition Team Do you live to dance? Whirl Ballroom and North County DanceArts, Inc. will hold an “Open Call” audition for youth ages 8 years to 15 years for consideration for placement in a highly anticipated Latin dance competition team on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. at Whirl Ballroom. Open call auditions are open to both boys and girls and no dance experience is necessary. Just bring your desire to learn, enthusiasm, and a winning spirit. Dancers will be taught brief Latin dance patterns and will be asked to execute them to the best of their ability, partner not required. Clothing for the audition should be comfortable and jazz shoes preferable footwear. More advance students may bring practice shoes. Competition teams will be organized by experience and dance level. Don’t miss the HOTTEST dance style seen at competition. All competition team members will be readied for both amateur and pro-am competitions. Whirl Ballroom is centrally located off of the 5 freeway and Via de la Valle in the Flower Hill Promenade 2670 Via de la Valle, Suite A 215 (upstairs next to the cinema), Del Mar.. Parent or Guardian must be in attendance at audition. For more information call (858) 350-9447 or write to For more information on Whirl Ballroom’s youth and adult Ballroom and Latin dance classes and events, see us at


After a nationwide search resulting in more than 50 applicants, Orchestra Nova San Diego announced the appointment of Beverly Lambert as its CEO. Lambert has had extensive management experience in technology and consulting companies, including 17 years with IBM, two years with DFI International in Washington, D.C. and 10 years as the founder and CEO of xStream Corporation, an Internet-based software company, in the Bay area. She has a master’s degree in music education and taught music in public schools for eight years. Lambert has served as the orchestra’s director of marketing strategy and communications for the past four years and as the interim executive director for the past six months. The next Orchestra Nova concert is the unconventional, electrifying and creative Celebrating San Diego’s KPBS on April 1, 2 and 4. Favorite theme music from public radio and TV will be Beverly Lambert performed, much of it live for the first time ever. Composer/performer BJ Leiderman will be a special guest. Other surprises are in store for audience members.

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Buster Memorial Car Show Building and restoring old Fords was a longtime passion of former Texaco tanker driver Frank D. Smith (affectionately known as “Buster” by his friends and family). He shared his love of hot rods and antique rides with his son, Dolce Pane E Vino owner Anthony F. Smith. On what would have been his father’s 75th birthday, March 27, Smith hosted Buster’s Birthday Memorial Car Show in his honor. Dolce offered guests 10 percent of all lunch and dinner checks, with proceeds benefitting the Encinitas Sheriff Department and the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth. DOLCE will match all proceeds. Dolce Pane E Vino is located in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center. (Above) Anthony Smith and Eric Nielsen, the restaurant’s builder, with a 1929 Model T Ford owned by Smith’s late father. Seen inside the Model T are Estelle Smith and Emmie Nielsen. See more inside. Photo/Jon Clark

Evva and Evan Fenison with their 1966 Mustang GT Fastback

Fabrizio Balestri, John Payne

Bob Salt, Elizabeth Morse

Robert DeRose, Ray Michael Smith

Gene Ventura, Mark Shaw

Leann and Al Puglisi, Kathryn Gang

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Steve Parker with his 1953 Buick Skylark

Bill Gang with his 1990 Ferrari Testarossa

Linda and Glen Freiberg admire Tony Smith’s 1929 Ford Model T.

Gary Aden with his 1929 Ford Model A Pickup

Tom and Marianne Nielsen with their 1949 Ford Woody

Sheriff Mark O’Connor, Tamara and Paul Petersen

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Young chess player makes his move to capture Masters rank BY STEVEN MIHAILOVICH Contributor Local student Varun Krishnan was awarded the title of Life Master by the U.S. Chess Federation in December, a rank reached by only 1 percent of all chess players over their lifetimes. Varun earned the title with a rating above 2,200 out of a maximum 3,000 after playing 300 games in more than 200 tournaments over a seven-year career in which the bulk of his tournament play has been with the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park. While such success is noteworthy when anyone achieves it, Varun is just 13-years-old and an eighthgrader at The Bishop’s School. “It’s not unheard of, but it is very rare,” said Chuck Ensey, vice president and tournaments director of the San Diego Chess Club. “I’ve been playing chess for 20 years and I doubt if I’ll ever get there. It takes a lot of study. Very few ever get it.” Although Varun initially thought the game was “easy” when introduced to

it, he said it proved to be much more complex as he was being matched against more talented players in tournament play. The crucial ingredient to Varun’s advancement was his study of classic games and past masters as well as analysis of his own games. Varun said he studies and plays chess about 24 hours in a week, on top of his other studies from school. “No matter how smart you are, even if you’re talented, if you don’t study, you can’t improve,” he said. “At times, you can’t do any chess at all and sometimes you have a lot of time. I do homework between rounds if I need to. It’s hard to balance chess with other studies. But it’s not stressful yet.” Varun said he started playing in tournaments at the urging of his friends, adding that the entertainment aspect of the game was as critical to his achievement as his studies. “They key to playing chess is to have fun,” Varun said. “If you’re doing it just to win and make progress, you won’t learn anything

and move forward.” Varun’s father, Vish Krishnan, is a professor of innovation technology at UCSD’s School of Management. He said chess was a common activity among families living in crowded cities back in his native India, where parks and playgrounds aren’t widespread. Introduced to the game by his family, Vish said his son quickly outgrew his family’s skill level and began entering tournaments when he was six years old back in Austin. Moving to San Diego six years ago, Vish said the family supported Varun’s growing interest in chess. “It’s very gratifying that he found something deeply engrossing and yet very intellectually stimulating,” Vish said. “These days, it’s hard to get kids away from video games.” Yet with Varun’s early success, Vish worries that his son might become so immersed in chess that he neglects other, equally important, aspects of his development. “Taking it with a grain of salt is how I would describe it,” said Vish. “You

don’t want to over expose him too early. There are other examples (of children who) think they’ve arrived and don’t have to develop anymore. It’s a fine balancing act. You don’t want them to get carried away. That’s the real challenge as parents.” Varun seems to understand that point. His other interests include tennis and advanced mathematics. In fact, Varun is currently analyzing data on organ transplants for a project at UCSD. Yet Varun still eyes the exalted title of Grand Master, two levels up from his current rank and only achieved by a renowned few such as Bobby Fisher and Hikaru Nakamura. Although one can make a comfortable living at that point, Varun said he realizes that his chances become slimmer as the competition intensifies. If he can’t reach the top, Varun said he would enjoy becoming a scientist or an economist. Yet whatever his ultimate goal, Varun said he believes chess can enhance the odds of success. “Chess combines the

rigors of math with the imagination of fine arts,” he said. “That’s why it’s called the royal game. It teaches you the skill of anticipation and looking ahead to what you can do; how to overcome pressure and how to plan properly. These are real life skills. If I become real good, I’d like to consider chess as a career.”

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Game on! If you’re interested in learning chess and/or enrolling in tournaments, you can join the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park where there are tournaments on Wednesdays and matches every day, starting at 3 p.m. To get more information, call, go online or just visit during open hours, 2225 6th Ave. at the edge of Balboa Park, between Juniper and Ivy streets. Parking is free. Membership: 186 members in 2010 (largest in Southern California) Cost: $60 annually Phone: (619) 239-7166 On the Web: or

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Del Mar Pines School offers outstanding academic programs in a nurturing environment. Students are taught in small instructional groups for language arts and math based on their abilities. All students experience fine arts, music, computer skills, physical education, Spanish and library by specialist teachers.










For information packets and tours please call (858) 481-5615.




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er 1) Grades Kindergarten through sixth grade (Kindergarteners must be 5 by Septemb ent. Students are environm nurturing a in programs academic Del Mar Pines School offers outstanding abilities. taught in small instructional groups for language arts and math based on their

-2300; Notre Dame Academy, 4345 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA 92130, 858-509 5 by Sept. 1st)., Pre-School (3-5) and Kindergarten-8th grade (Kindergartners must be age to program. You are welcome NDA prepares students for secondary education through a rigorous academic each Friday. a.m. 8:00 at Church attend our school Mass at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic

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The 57th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair was held March 22-27 at the Balboa Park Activity Center. Local winners included: Science Fair Teacher of the Year: Julia Newman, Torrey Pines Senior Division, first places: Akkala Nikita, sophomore, Canyon Crest Alice Fang, senior Torrey Pines Danielle Nguyen, senior and Michelle Xie, junior, Canyon Crest Courtney Hesse and Singh Manita, juniors, Canyon Crest Vaishnavi Rao, sophomore, Canyon Crest Carrie Cao, senior, Torrey Pines Yousef Soliman, freshman, Canyon Crest Mike Wu and Stephen Yu, juniors, Torrey Pines Iryna Ivasyk, senior, Canyon Crest Marci Rosenberg, senior, Torrey Pines Amanda Zhang, senior and Daniel Waizman, junior, Canyon Crest Soumya Basu and Robi Bhattacharjee seniors, Torrey Pines Simon He and Harold Fu, juniors Torrey Pines Sunny Lu, sophomore, Torrey Pines Justin Song, junior, Torrey Pines Some of the Special Awards and Professional Society winners include: San Diego Oceans Foundation Award: Amanda Zhang and Daniel Waizman from Canyon Crest San Diego Zoo Global Award: Marci Rosenberg, Torrey Pines

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• Pre-School, Ages 3-5 • Kindergarten-8th grade • Challenging academic curriculum preparing students for higher learning, including Cathedral Catholic High School • Credentialed faculty • State of the art science lab and integrated technology program • Emphasis on foreign language with French and Spanish taught from Pre-School – 8th grade • Music, art and physical education offered at all grade levels • The Academy is run by the Sisters of the Union-Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond, continuing 357 years of teaching experience • Accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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Pamplemousse Grille

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■ Reservations: Recommended


■ 514 Via de la Valle, Suite 100, Solana Beach ■ (858) 792-9090 ■ ■ The Vibe: Casual, elegant, fine dining

■ Patio Seating: No

■ Signature Dishes: Lobster Ravioli, Smoked Seafood Plate, Mixed Grille of Game

■ Take Out: Yes

■ Open Since: 1996

The Seafood Trio consists of Ahi Tuna Tartare, Lobster & Avocado Salad, and Hamachi Sashimi.

■ Happy Hour: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday ■ Hours: • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays ■ Hours: • Dinner: 5 p.m. to close daily

Smoked Seafood Plate with Caviar Pepper Sauce

In the mood for something unique? Try Pamplemousse Grille BY KELLEY CARLSON he Del Mar racetrack isn’t the only place along Via de la Valle where the turf meets the surf. Pamplemousse Grille, named for the French term for grapefruit and located across the street from the oval, serves a range of entrees from land and sea, from the Kobe Beef Burger to Basil Roasted Chilean Sea Bass. Items are prepared using French, Mediterranean and Asian culinary techniques. “Come with an open mind,” said chef/owner Jeffrey Strauss. “Try to be creative, although there are a few conservative things on the menu. Make the best of it.” Signature dishes include Lobster Ravioli and Mixed Grille of Game, the latter consisting of Venison Chop Au Poivre, Lemon Thyme Marinated Quail and Smoked Breast of Duck. Strauss said he’s most proud of the Smoked Seafood Plate with Caviar Pepper Sauce. There are lunch and dinner menus, and food is also offered during the weekday happy hour, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There are well drinks and plenty of wine options — the restaurant has more than 2,000 bottles that can range from $30 to $3,000. Specialty cocktails include the Pamplemousse Martini and


Guests can relax at the sitting area near the bar.

Pamplemousse Grille chef and owner Jeffrey Strauss

Lobster Ravioli with Seared Scallops, Asparagus, Pear Tomatoes and Ginger Soy Buerre Blanc PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Click ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Lobster Ravioli with Seared Scallops, Asparagus, Pear Tomatoes and Ginger Soy Buerre Blanc Trackside Lemonade, a nod to the racetrack crowd that frequents the restaurant during the summer. Be sure to leave room for dessert: Choices include Toasted Coconut Cream Pie with Passion Fruit Coulis and Chocolate Shavings, Warm ChocolateCaramel Cake with Salted Caramel Anglaise and Vanilla Gelato, and a variety of artisan cheeses. Many of the baked goods are prepared in front of guests just inside the entrance. Kids can choose from simpler menu items — there are pastas, chicken fingers, burgers and quesadillas. Strauss said he often teaches young visitors how to use a blowtorch to make crème brulee. Reservations are recommended for the restaurant, which can seat

up to 130 people. Figurative paintings featuring subjects such as pigs, chefs and cafe scenes adorn the walls, and much of the decor consists of wood and neutral colors. A small statue of a swine holding a wheelbarrow full of candy greets guests as they enter the establishment. Along with the bar and main dining room, there are two private dining rooms. The “Wine Cellar” is available for groups of up to 12 people, and has a $1,000 minimum food and beverage requirement; guests can dine a la carte or create a custom limited menu with Strauss’ assistance. “The Cow Palace” accommodates up to 45 people and requires a $1,500 minimum food and beverage purchase; Strauss will help create a customized menu. In regards to the restaurant’s dress code, “We require pockets to hold your wallet,” Strauss said with a smile. If you don’t want to hold your gathering at the restaurant, Pamplemousse Grille offers catering for as few as 10 and as many as 1,000 people. The restaurant serves at venues throughout the county, and even travels around the country. Several big wine dinners are held at Pamplemousse Grille throughout the year.

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Novelist Alexi Zentner discusses book â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Touchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Touchâ&#x20AC;? 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 Zentnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unforgettable debut novel, TOUCH [W. W. Norton & Company; April 4, 2011; $24.95 hardcover]. On the eve of his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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Jimboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s...Naturally! to celebrate Customer Appreciation Sale by donating percentage of sales to Awakenings Health Institute Every year, Jimboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;ŚNaturally! identifies a unique nonprofit organization to serve as the beneficiary of their Customer Appreciation Sale. This organization receives 5 percent of the entire dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales from all four Jimboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s...Naturally! locations. Additionally, customers receive 5 percent off their purchase, with the option of donating those savings to this organization. Jimboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;ŚNaturally! recently announced that Awakenings Health Institute as the beneficiary of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, to take place on Saturday, April 9. There will be in-store demonstrations, free giveaways, and fantastic raffle prizes. The festivities will take place from noon-4 p.m. at all four Jimboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;Ś.Naturally! locations. Awakenings Health Institute (AHI) is a non-profit community based organization providing affordable, accessible exercise, wellness and nutrition programs for individuals with neurological disorders, conditions or disabilities. Their mission is restoring the lives of individuals affected by neurological disorders through integrative therapies. AHIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Solana Beach facility provides post-acute rehabilitation, as well as specialized fitness and wellness programs. Jimboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s...Naturally! locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad and 4S Ranch. For more information, please visit For additional information on Awakenings Health Institute, please visit http://www.

his beloved and long-dead wife. For more information, visit 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.

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, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rides, and the Beer Garden Stage sponsored by Stone Brewing Company and Port Brewing Company featuring their award winning ales. Please visit or for more detailed coaster information.

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Join us for a series of lunches geared entirely towards women. The dates of the events are as follows: ¡ Wednesday. April 6th: Daisy Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boutique will be holding a spring sale in our Courtyard. â&#x20AC;˘ April 14th- Charity event w The Princess Project to raise prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, bags and wraps for under privileged girls to wear to prom.


Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger Night every Thursday Bring the whole family. We have introduced a Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger to our Burger Night menu which includes a burger, fries and a classic A&W root beer float for only $10 (kids 12 and under only). â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank all of you who have offered their love and support while I am helping my mother due to her cancer. I really cherish the relationships that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made with our great customers here in the Ranch. I especially want to thank Delicias Restaurant owner Owen Perry for all of his support since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here and especially during this very challenging time. Owen has been much more than a boss, but has been a great friend as well. General Manager and Sommelier Cellar Master Gino Campbell

So while I have to take some time to support my mother as she faces her serious health issues, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be seeing me around the restaurant and at different wine and special events in the very near futureâ&#x20AC;?. Nothing but love, Gino


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(L-R) Kai and Finn Johnson; Alex Long cutting lumber for the platform project.

Family Work Day at the Village Preschool families joined staff members on Saturday morning, March 25, to work on the school playground, in order to enhance its existing natural setting. Building a sense of community between home and school has always been an important part of the school’s philosophy. Parents and teachers joined together to build a platform and fort, planting and grooming the garden area as well, during our family work day. The Village Church Nursery School offers special thanks to the Johnson family, Soulmaz Nikkel , Ben Taylor, Julie Galbraith, the Kousser family, Tony Russell, the Miller family, Monica Conway, Ginger Heinley, Pam Miller, Kimberly and Peter Cottam, Alex and Nancy Long, Karen Condon, Lisa Kolb, Leslie Merry, Drew Middleton, and Pastor Scott Mitchell. Registration for fall has begun. For more information call the school at 858-756-2394 or email director Pam Miller at

(L-R) Honorary Jewels Committee Members Kristi Pieper, Marilyn Fletcher, Jeanne Jones, Phyllis Parrish, & Sandy Redman at Rancho Valencia Spa

The Jewels of San Diego Fashion Runway event to benefit The Arc of San Diego The Arc of San Diego’s annual gala, The Jewels of San Diego, is back this spring with a fresh, new twist. The Carrousel du Louvre Fashion Runway Extravaganza, produced by television personality Leonard Simpson, will raise much-needed funds for The Arc of San Diego while honoring San Diegans for their leadership and philanthropic contributions to the city. The show will take place on Saturday, April 9, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego 92101. Doors open at 10 a.m. with a boutique vendor show featuring jewelry, clothing and fashion accessories, followed by a luncheon and runway show. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in live and silent auctions (with charity auctioneer Steve Hamman) by bidding on fabulous items that help support the wonderful programs at The Arc of San Diego. Proceeds from this magnificent affair help The Arc of San Diego continue providing essential life services such as day training, employment, and residential living services to 2,500 local San Diegan’s with disabilities. Honorary Jewels Chairs Phyllis and John Parrish are long-time supporters of The Arc of San Diego and have dedicated an extensive amount of time, talent, and love to The Arc over the years. Mr. & Mrs. Parrish have put together an incredible lineup of Honorary Jewels Chairs that includes: Marilyn & Kim Fletcher, Lee & Frank Goldberg, Jeanne Jones & Don Breitenberg, Joye Blount & Jessie J. Knight, Jr., Sandy Redman & Jeff Mueller, and Sally B. & John M. Thornton. More than 500 guests are slated to attend this extravaganza presented by FCE Benefit Administrators, Inc., Wawanesa Insurance, Charlotte M. Gerry, Goodrich/ROHR Employees’ Will Share Club, The Hansen Family, Anne & Bob Harrison, Kaye, Rose, & Partners, Inc., The Kurtin Family, and San Diego City Firefighters Local 145. Don’t miss out on this entertaining afternoon of haute fashion and fabulous food for a great cause. $150 Couture (limited) and $100 Prêt-à-Porter seating is available. Tables of 10 and sponsorship opportunities are also available. To make reservations or for more information, please contact Jennifer Bates Navarra at (619) 685-1175.Tickets are also available online at The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive service provider for people with disabilities in San Diego County and serves over 2,500 children and adults with disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. For more information on The Arc of San Diego, please visit

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Help save pets at ‘Bags & Baubles’ event in RSF Please join the The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) for its upcoming Bags & Baubles, a unique event for mothers and daughters who love handbags and jewelry! Donate the gently pre-loved handbags and jewelry that you no longer wear, get a tax deduction, and support a wonderful cause — saving the lives of beloved family pets! On May 1, join other fabulous and fun fashionistas in a silent auction at a private Rancho Santa Fe estate to bid on gently pre-loved designer handbags in support of the FACE Foundation. If you would like to be included on the invitation list, and if you have a handbag or jewelry to donate, please email Stacy at For more information and to register for the event, visit

Friends of San Pasqual Academy volunteers are getting ready for their fun golf tournament that will be at The Santaluz Club on April 25. Event benefits the 150 teens of San Pasqual Academy. Pictured from left to right: Joan Scott, Stacy Malloy Friesmuth, Thom Freismuth, Madeline Javelet, Lois Jones, Helaine Silverstein, Teri Summerhays, Jeff Javelet, Stacy Snyder, Karen Gray and John Snyder. Not pictured: Carole Markstein and Karen Ventura.

‘Tee It Up For Foster Teens’ Golf Tournament is April 25 Don’t miss the “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” 7th Annual golf tournament, dinner and auction that will take place on Monday, April 25, at The Santaluz Club. Even if you are not a golfer, join in the cocktail party, dinner and auction festivities that benefit the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. “We have unique, wonderful auction items that will be available for our participants”, states Karen Ventura. Auction items include golf and lunch with Charger Quentin Jammer, dinner for 8 people at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club or at your private home, Italian Night and dinner at the Markstein residence, treatments from Dr. Joan Kaestner, a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece created by Gina Daley, items from Annmarie D’Ercole, spa treatments from Oxygen Medical Spa, golf trips and a stay at the Westin at Hilton Head, donated by Helaine Silverstein and more wonderful items will be available for Friends of San Pasqual Academy supporters. Dinner tickets can be purchased by calling 858-759-3298. Sandy, Dana and Graham Saxten and Jake’s Restaurant have once again, donated the dinner wine for this event. Chuck and Kathy Yash sponsored golf balls and the lunches for the golfers. Mary Djavaherian donated eight beautiful golf bags that will be the prizes for the winning teams. Quentin and Alicia Jammer are the “Honorary Chairpersons” and the co-chairpersons are Thom and Stacy Freismuth, Jeff and Madeline Javelet and John and Stacy Snyder. Sponsors for “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” are Ken and Carole Markstein and Markstein Beverage Company, Bill and Donna Herrick, Mike Maher of Merrill Lynch, Craig and Karen Edwards and Rancho Santa Fe Insurance and John Hardy of Emerson. More sponsorships, at many levels, are available for this event. Plan to golf in this prestigious tournament, which includes dinner for two and also a fun Cocktail Reception. There will be four opportunities to win a car on all Par 3 holes. Two luxury cars will be provided by Peter and Sandy Mossy and Mossy Auto and also by Bill and Susan Hoehn and Hoehn Motors. Other Friends of San Pasqual Academy committee members include Karen Ventura, Helaine Silverstein, Carol Cebron, Lois Jones, Ann Boon, Carole Markstein, Heidi Hollen, Karen Gray, Andrea Reynolds, Chuck Yash, Kathy Yash, Teri Summerhays, Kathy Lathrum, Eleanore Clark, Monica Sheets, Debby Syverson and Joan Scott. If you would like more information on “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” please call 858 759-3298. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. All proceeds go to the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Please visit our Web Site at www. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.


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TPHS player is state’s top scorer BY KAREN BILLING

2011 Canyon Crest Academy Swim and Dive Team

CCA swim and dive teams off to promising start Canyon Crest Academy’s swim and dive team opened the 2011 season on March 17 with a league meet against Fallbrook High School. Girls Varsity scored 102 points; Fallbrook, 88. Boys Varsity scored 61 points; Fallbrook, 109. During the meet, freshman Carly Rasmussen broke the school record in 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.82. In diving, the first mark was set by Ariel Vacheron with 108.05. The league opener was followed two days later by the 2011 San Diego Sun Devil Varsity Invitational at Mt. Carmel High School on Saturday, March 19. An all-day event, the invitational included 20 high schools from all over Southern California. Girls finished in eighth place, while Boys took 11th, with several CCA records broken at the invitational. Regarding the large number of freshman on this year’s varsity swim team, Coach Nico Kintz, two-time Olympic finalist, says, “This is a building year. This is the biggest freshmen class we’ve had so far. Some freshmen are already fast enough to qualify for CIF, so I think this team is going to get even stronger in the next two years.” Diving and junior varsity swim are also growing at CCA. “This is the first year we have a dive team,” Kintz says. “We have three talented girl divers, and they’re having a lot of fun. I think we’ll see the dive team getting more popular next year.” Regarding JV swim, he says, “CCA has a full boys JV roster with 15, but only two JV girls. Our coaching staff would be glad to see more JV girls next year. The varsity girls team is having its best year so far, and this will help increase our popularity.” About up and coming talent on this year’s swim team, Coach Nico says, “We have strong juniors and seniors like Taylor Patterson and Matt Briscoe, who made finals at CIF last year; sophomores Annabel Tomes, defending CIF champion in the 50 free, and Alex Chen, who already qualified for CIF in the 100 breaststroke; and freshmen Carly Rasmussen and David Twyman, who hopefully will score high points at CIF and Leagues. After just two meets, we’ve already broken three all-time school records with Annabel Tomes in the 200 Free 1:54.40, Carly Rasmussen in the 100 Fly 1:01.29, and Matt Briscoe in the 200 Free 1:47.68. I expect even more records to be broken in both individual and relay events.” Now in his fourth year as CCA head swim and dive coach, Kintz’s goal for the 2011 season is to win Valley League, then qualify seven girls, seven boys, and all six relays to CIF. “The swim team has gotten stronger each year since I started,” he says. “We have more yearround and club swimmers now, and this helps start the season strong instead of starting from scratch like my first year. We hope to win CIF Division II (schools with 2,400 students or less) in the near future.”

Staff Writer Effortlessly racking up 23.7-point games this season, Torrey Pines High School senior basketball player Megan McClurg quietly became the state’s leading scorer. She led the Palomar League, one of the strongest leagues in San Diego, in scoring as well as pitching in 2.1 steals a game and 2.8 rebounds. “I couldn’t have asked for a better season,” said McClurg, 18. McClurg gives the assist for her monster season to her father David, who served his first year as the varsity girls coach. “We’ve never had anyone at Torrey Pines High School accomplish this,” David McClurg said. “We didn’t anticipate any of it, we were surprised that it all happened. We had two of our top four girls break their legs in the beginning of the season so Megan was asked to do a lot more. It just developed.” Megan said she knew she had to pick her game up when the two girls went down, one of them being the team’s point guard. The 5’6” shooting guard felt comfortable in the expanded role—in one La Jolla Country Day Sweet 16 Tournament game Megan posted 36 points. Megan has been playing basketball since she was 6 years old. Since sixth grade she has had her dad as a coach on club teams, along with many of her Torrey Pines teammates. The senior girls have been playing

Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Baseball: Torrey Pines’ powerful offense propelled the Falcons to two decisive wins. The Falcons defeated Mission Hills 10-6 and Oceanside 12-4 in North County tournament games on March 23 and 24. Garrett Stubbs went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the Falcons in the Mission Hills game, and Brock Larson contributed two hits including a double and three RBI. Falcons starter Brian Thene pitched 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball for the win. He allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out seven batters. San Wisenberg, Jack Mitchell and Kyle Johnson each had two hits to lead the Falcons in the Oceanside game. Falcons starter Brock Larson allowed one unearned run struck out eight batters and one walk in five innings of three-hit ball for the win. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 7-1. ***** TPHS lacrosse player John Wilson Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to five games with an Photo/Anna Scipione 8-1 victory over Serra in a City tournament game on March 26. Michael Martin pitched a gem to lead the Dons, striking out 13 batters and allowing one run and one walk in a six-hitter. Nico Garbella led the Dons offensively with a triple and two RBI. The Dons, who are unbeaten since losing their season opener, improved their overall record for the season to 5-1. *****

together so long they have become a tight group and to have McClurg come be their coach for the last year of their high school careers was a special thing, she said. “He made us play hard and if it wasn’t for him it wouldn’t have been a great season for all of us,” Megan said. The most important lesson dad has passed on is the value of practice—it’s the reason why Megan is out shooting hoops every day in her driveway or at R. Roger Rowe School courts in Rancho Santa Fe, where David McClurg is a teacher. “The one thing I absolutely love about basketball is going hard and winning,” Megan said. “Some of the games this year were crazy.” The biggest win for the Falcons this seasons was against Poway, the top ranked team in their league. Torrey Pines went to Poway and beat them by 30 points, 56-29. Megan scored 21 points in the victory. The Falcons would make it to the playoffs, beating Sweetwater in the first round before a second round match-up with defending champions, the “scary” good San Diego High. “It was a really hard game and we played pretty bad in the beginning.” Megan said of a 27-6 first quarter. Megan said the Falcons fought back so hard in the second half that even a 20-point loss felt like a win to them, Megan’s stellar season earned her first team all

Megan McClurg Photo/Anna Scipione Palomar League honors and the opportunity to play in the North County All Star Game. As for the next quarter of Megan’s life, she is still undecided. She plans to stay in San Diego and work on her game. “I want to get stronger, faster and get my left hand going so I can play at a higher level,” McClurg said.

Santa Fe Christian has rebounded form a sluggish start, winning their last three games decisively after losing three of their first four games. The Eagles defeated Lincoln 9-3 on March 22 and Clairemont 8-0 in City tournament games on on March 22 and 24. Nolan Gannon led the Eagles in the Lincoln game, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI, and Jackson Balla added two hits. Eagles reliever John Gamble pitched four shutout innings of three-hit relief for the win. Josh Estill hit a three-run homer and Jake McKinney, Barrett Floyd and Gamble each had two hits to lead the Eagles in the Clairemont game. Eagles starter Gannon pitched six shutout innings of one-hit ball for the win, striking out 11 batters and allowing two walks. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 4-3. ***** Canyon Crest Academy defeated Mt. Carmel 11-9 in a nonleague game on March 26. Jack Kaloogian had two doubles and two RBI and Scott Horning had two hits and two RBI to lead the Ravens.

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Your Family Matters: After the teacher conference BY DR. KEITH KANNER “I’ve got it all covered mom, leave me alone… I’m doing great in all of my classes... of course, I’m turning in all of my homework… what, do you think, I’m dumb? I did study for that quiz…” If you have a grade or middle school child, then you have likely heard one of these phrases tossed at you by one of your kids trying to get you off of their backs when it comes to school work. Or, it could be that your child is overwhelmed and doesn’t even know it! Unfortunately, sometimes it is not until that report card or teacher conference when both the parent and child find out that school life is not cool but a problem. Both homework and report card nightmares can be avoided if parents do their homework and most of them are not these days. A recent study revealed that 66 percent of North American teachers say that they have been contacted by parents who were “unpleasantly surprised” by their kids’ report cards, according to a recent survey by Sylvan Learning. And 41 percent of teachers also reported that their students have sometimes been surprised by their own report cards. When asked why parents are sometimes surprised by their children’s report cards, 50 percent of teachers stated that parents admitted that they are not involved enough in their kids school experience; 14 percent of the surprise comes from a lack of effective communication between parents and teachers, while 21 percent of the parents stated they had no idea their child wasn’t performing well. Taken together, many parents and their kids do not communicate well enough when it comes to getting their schoolwork done. So, here is what to do: 1. Talk about school every day by being interested in what your child is learning 2. Let your child know what you expect of them based on what they are capable of achieving, not your projections 3. Work together to set academic goals that are reachable 4. In your daily talks, get good answers by asking good questions 5. As report card time approaches, ask what grades your child expects to get, and why 6. Be sure to spend time talking about subjects your child likes 7. Praise and reward your child’s success 8. Make extracurricular activities, news about school friends and other aspects of school part of the conversation 9. If you see a problem developing, figure out how you or someone else can help before it gets too serious 10. Don’t lecture, lead 11. Identify your child’s learning style and study habits and help fine tune if necessary In reference to organization, the two key elements are

1) actually making sure your child uses their planner and shows it to you before and after homework time 2) creating a daily routine for both getting homework and studying done. Kids who not only do their homework, but also study, are the ones who get the best grades. So, what you should have done at “Back To School Night” with your child’s teacher includes the following: Dr. Keith Kanner 1. Meet the teacher 2. Find out what the teacher is planning and their expectations 3. Talk about problem areas that you know your child has. Get the teacher on “your team” to help your child feel successful

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BY TERRIE LITWIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR It is common for patients seeking medical care to be asked by their healthcare providers if they have an advance medical directive specifying the kind of care they would want in the Terrie Litwin event they are unable to speak for themselves. Although there has been much urging by physicians, lawyers, and patient advocates for decades for individuals to complete such a document, less than one third of American adults have done so. Because is it a difficult subject to consider, and a difficult discussion to have with family members, most of us put off thinking about it, often leaving decision making to family members in a time of crisis. The problem with this strategy (or lack thereof) is that during a health care crisis, family members are often overwhelmed with emotion and may make decisions that the person would not make for themselves if they were able to voice their wishes. A well prepared advance medical directive gives family members and health care professionals the specific information they need to act on your behalf in ways that are consistent with how you would like to be cared for. Once you have carefully considered your options and completed the document, it is important to discuss it with close family members and provide them with a copy so that they will have the information

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(Top left) The San Diego Surf BU9 team; (Bottom left) The San Diego Surf GU9 team; (Right, descending from top) Derrick Stephenson; Ish Uno; Michael Scavuzzo.

SD Surf Soccer Club’s Under 9 teams win State Cup SoccerNation recently announced that two San Diego Surf Soccer Club teams won State Cup. The young teams are the future of soccer in America and both the boys and girls under 9 years of age teams won. “The future of soccer is bright and our youth soccer players are committed to winning the World Cup for America,” says Diane Scavuzzo, editor in chief of, the soccer news website for Southern California. “These young soccer players are from San Diego; Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Del Mar, Chula Vista, Ramona and other local neighborhoods and the kids love the game of soccer and are proud to be the best in the state.” Colin Chesters, Director of Coaching for Surf Soccer Club, one of the largest competitive clubs in San Diego, says “This is the first time in years that our younger boys are state champions. I believe the last time a boys’ team won State Cup was when AJ Soares was playing. (A.J. Soares is now with the MLS team New England Revolution.) Our Surf girls’ teams win often, which is really wonderful, but to have that special moment when both U9 teams won within minutes of each was so gratifying to see the girls coming over to congratulate the boys and for there to be so


many Surf coaches around when all this was happening.” The San Diego Surf BU9 team played Cosmos Academy West, a team from Los Angeles in the soccer tournament’s final and won 2-1. Coached by Danny Salas from Vista, the BU9 team was undefeated in the San Diego area and won their age group in local Presidio Soccer League. The team of 11 boys has a lot to celebrate. The Surf team roster: Eitan Breziner, Chris Hegardt, Kian Hogan, Francisco “Pancho” Gomez, Kai Haseyama, Zeke Mata, Chase Marion, Jorge Montgomery, Michael Scavuzzo, Derrick Stephenson, and Ish Uno plus the team’s goalkeeper Carlos Zuniga. The GU9’s team, coached by Chris Lemay, earned the honor of State Champions as well. Lemay asked his players to go home and ask their parents if any of them had ever won at state championship, at any age! The girls all came back with big smiles and said “Nope. Our parents are very proud and so are we.” Team Roster: Sydney Helfand, Skyler Wallace, Paige Linden, Marisa Bubnis, Tatum Lenain, Elise Freeman, Payton Acheson, Kayla Oertle, Angelina Ludena, Keziah Inniss, Bailey Malinowski and Samantha Ward.

Matt Wineberg also had two hits for the Ravens. The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 4-3. Softball: Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to five games as the Falcons trounced Del Norte 13-3 in a North County tournament game on March 26. Taylor Lee and Lauren Filicia each had two hits and three RBI and Lauren Hynes had three hits and two RBI and to lead the Falcons. Julia Yacker and Emma Wong each added two hits. Hynes struck out 10 batters and allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in seven innings for the win. The win followed a 3-0 victory over La Costa Canyon on March 23. Taylor Lee pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Falcons. She struck out 10 batters and allowed two walks. Lauren Bower had two hits including a double and two RBI to lead the Falcons offensively, and Lauren Hynes added two hits. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 10-3-1. Boys volleyball: Torrey Pines defeated San Pasqual 3-0 (25-15, 2516, 25-16) in a nonleague game on March 24. Sean Kemper had 13 kills to lead the Falcons and

setter Jake Reeves had 28 assists. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 11-6. Boys lacrosse: Torrey Pines defeated Chatfield of Littleton (Colo.) 12-11 in a nonleague game on March 26. Sean Doyle scored four goals and had four assists to lead the Falcons, and Andrew Perkins added three goals and one assist. Falcons goalie Jake Kennedy had 10 saves. Girls lacrosse: Cathedral Catholic defeated Santana 12-6 in a nonleague game on March 22. Skylar Brown scored four goals and had one assist to lead the Dons and Chelsea Mapes added one goal and two assists. Dons goalie Melanie Beddow contributed nine saves. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 3-2. Golf: Torrey Pines defeated Carlsbad 187-204 in a nonleague match on March 22 at Santa Fe Golf Course. Michael Kim shot a one-under-par 35 to lead the Falcons and Ryan Burgess and Mike Koenkeke each fired 36 scores. Torrey Pines improved its overall record for the season to 11-0.

Canyon Crest Academy offers girls basketball summer camp Join the Canyon Crest Academy girls basketball team at summer camp to work on basketball skills in a relaxed, fun environment. Each day starts with fundamental basketball instruction, followed by individual development in groups with like abilities and ending with team competition. The camp is led by CCA Varsity coach Terry Ryan who has coached for more than 20 years, 12 at the college level before coming to CCA. The camp is open to girls entering 3rd – 12th grade and is held at the Canyon Crest Academy gym. The camp is June 20-24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $165. Contact Amy Seki (amy.seki@gmail. com) for more information.

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Junior Sweepstakes: Carmel Valley Middle eighth grader Charulata Sinha Intel ISEF Trip Group Sweepstakes winner Mike Wu and Stephen Yu from Canyon Crest Rueben H. Fleet Science Center Award: Yousef Soliman, Canyon Crest American Chemical Society Awards: Courtney Hesse, Canyon Crest; Manita Singh, Canyon Crest; Carrie Cao, Tor-

rey Pines Friends of Famosa Slough Awards: Amanda Zhang and Daniel Waizman, Canyon Crest Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Awards: Mike Yu, Stephen Wu, Torrey Pines and Samy Achour, freshman, Canyon Crest Marine Technology Society Award: Winifred Chiang, junior, Torrey Pines

San Diego Mensa Awards: Danielle Nguyen and Michelle Xie, seniors Canyon Crest Society of Toxicology Awards: Yichen Song and Sophia Wang, juniors, Torrey Pines Naval Science Awards Program Award: Howon Lee, senior, Torrey Pines San Diego Chinese American Sciences and Engineering Association Awards: Casey Fu, senior Torrey Pines

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Del Mar Hills Nursery School leads the way in early childhood education BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD STAFF WRITER

If you visit Del Mar Hills Nursery School, you will undoubtedly see happy children at play. If you look closer, you will also begin to realize that as these children play, they are developing their skills socially, emotionally, physically, creatively and cognitively. This is indicative of Del Mar Hills Nursery School’s longstanding and unique child-centered approach to total child development and education. Unlike many other programs that have closed classrooms with scheduled playground times, children here are encouraged to explore their environments and are free to follow their natural interests. Children here can choose to flex their creativity in the art studio, or learn about plants and textures while tending to the garden, or enjoy playtime in one of the indoor and outdoor spaces. “Some children are highly active, and may want to jump and run outdoors, whereas some would rather sit inside and construct something out of blocks,” said executive director Polly Trump, adding that this openness and flexibility also allows children of different ages to interact, which is key for social development. “We aim to meet the children’s temperamental needs and always do what is in their best interest.” Children are also given structured class time with their peers, including a daily music and movement instruction based on the educational approach of German composer Carl Orff. Here, children are engaged through a mix of singing, dancing, and playing instruments. “This is an highly educational and incredibly positive environment for children,” said director Kathleen Pieslor — and she’s speaking from experience as she’s had two daugh-

Polly Trump and Kathleen Pieslor.

ters go through the school. In fact, Pieslor was so impressed with what the school did for her own children, that she left her career in clinical science to join the team at Del Mar Hills Nursery School. The school is full of stories like Pieslor’s. After more than 40 years, Del Mar Hills Nursery School continues to draw back the community.

Many former preschoolers have returned to become teachers or enroll their own children — and Trump first worked as a teacher here when she was 16 before eventually returning to become executive director. Many of those stories are captured in a timeline of photos displayed in the school. That sense of community and history are part of what distinguishes Del Mar Hills Nursery School, as it is the oldest nursery school in Del Mar. Many other programs are also run by a mix of teachers and aids, but at Del Mar Hills Nursery there are only teachers who have met specific higher standards, which is yet another distinguishing factor. Del Mar Hills Nursery School is located at 13692 Mango Drive and accepts children ages 2-and-a-half to 6. For more information, please call (858) 755-8338 or visit

Great sales event for a wonderful cause at The Den

In an effort to raise relief funds for Japan, The Den, a men’s and women’s premier clothing boutique located in Encinitas & Carlsbad, will be donating a portion of the proceeds during its semi-annual sales event going on now through April 17. The Den carries some amazing fashion forward lines exclusive to the area such as LinQ, Hudson, Soul Revival, Hause of The Den Howe & Taverniti. Since 2005, The Den has gained a reputation for providing exceptional customer service & for offering carefully selected merchandise that is constantly evolving. Since its inception, owners Josh & Mary Steely, along with the help of their loyal customers, have contributed to causes locally and beyond our community. The Den is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment for a personal shopping experience. Come by either location & sign up to receive VIP notifications for trunk shows, parties & sales. The Den Encinitas is located in the development on the northwest corner of Encinitas Blvd & Coast Hwy on the upper level. Underground and storefront parking available. The Den is located at 90 North Coast Hwy 101 Suite 212, Encintas, CA, 92024; 760-479-0650; 2744 Carlsbad Blvd., Suite 114, Carlsbad CA, 92008; 760-729-2080. For more information, visit



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Springtime keeps Kids Korps volunteers busy helping others at TERI By Gerard and Warren Godone-Maresca (14-year-old twins) TERI (Training, Education, and Research Institute) is an organization that assists children and adults with different developmental and physical disabilities. On Saturday, March 5, we had the wonderful experience volunteering one more time with their Therapeutic Equestrian Program. Our afternoon at TERI was a truly rewarding experience—and a very special one, because this time we were volunteering not only with our older sister, Catherine, as we typically had in the past, but also with our three younger brothers, who recently joined our family through adoption. Thomas, Nicholas, and Stephen were thrilled at the whole experience. They were delighted to have plenty of opportunities to help, and were also eagerly waiting for their chance to ride a horse towards the end. We started by grooming the horse that was going to be ridden by some young clients of the program, and then cleaned up the horse’s stall. The next task was to sweep the feed room. Stephen, Nicholas, and Thomas were really excited to be able to help. All three of them face physical challenges, but have very noble attitudes in the face of challenges, and

cherish every opportunity to be of assistance to others. Brushing the horse, shoveling the manure, and sweeping the feed room certainly turn into really exciting activities if done as a family for a good cause. After getting the horses ready, some older children with autism and other disabilities arrived, ready for riding. After helping each child mount the horse from a platform, one volunteer leads the horse, another follows closer to the child, to make sure the rider is well balanced and not falling down, and two more volunteers walk along on each side, to give confidence to the rider, ready to help if eventually needed. Volunteering at TERI make us realize that helping others is meaningful and fun. We started volunteering with Kids Korps when we were 6 years old, and have always enjoyed every minute of it. In a few weeks our family is moving permanently to the east coast. Although we are all happy to move, we will greatly miss Kids Korps and the awesome, rewarding volunteer experiences we have always had. Miracle League Smiles By Alex and Olivia Scafidi , 3rd and 2nd graders at Horizon Prep. Academy, RSF Chapter Miracle League is a

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place for disabled children to have the opportunity to play baseball and other sports. Olivia and Alex were able to join their Miracle League buddies and watch other children play baseball games on Opening Day, March 12. They are both very excited to have the opportunity to play with their team next weekend. The girls also were able to participate in a team parade. Alex’s buddy, Katherine, was really funny and always had a smile on her face. Both girls thought the best part of the day was meeting and helping their buddies. Olivia thinks everyone should participate in Miracle League because it is a great opportunity to help other children.

Both girls had a lot of fun and can’t wait to do it again in the future. Upcoming Projects What: Friends and Family Food Packing Event When: Sat. & Sun. Mar. 26 & 27 Where: San Diego What: Smart Meters – Combining Energy Efficiency & Art When: Thurs. Mar. 31 (3:30 – 5 p.m.) Where: Rancho Santa Fe What: Walk for Water When: Sat. April 2 (1- 4 p.m.) Where: Del Mar

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4. Develop a means of communication with that teacher 5. Ask what resources are available if necessary Don’t worry, it’s not too late. Teachers appreciate parents who are interested in helping their child be successful and usually will schedule a little time to educate you about their teaching styles and their impression of your child. School is, and should be, a family commitment and must be communicated to a child that this is important to you as them from the first time they step into a classroom.

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Catherine, Warren, Thomas, Stephen, Gerard, and Nicholas Godone-Maresca at TERI taking a break.

I am a big advocate of a “family homework and studying time.” Here, the entire family is free from all distractions other than the work that they have on the table. Family study times emphasize a commitment to learning and education. Children also observe you working, too, so they do not feel as though they are alone. So, get involved with your child’s schoolwork and that report card time will be a time to celebrate not agitate. Dr. Keith Kanner is host/anchor - Your Family Matters - WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University SALES PRICE of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board 0* Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids. $3,425,000




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Becky and June Campbell named a Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Team The team of Becky and June Campbell with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Rancho Santa Fe has been recognized as an International President’s Circle Team. This prestigious membership was awarded to the top 4 percent of all sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system. In addition to this award, the Campbells were also recently recognized with San Diego Magazine’s “FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction” award for 2011. Researchers contracted by San Diego Magazine surveyed more than Becky and June Campbell 30,000 recent home buyers to identify exceptional real estate agents in San Diego County. “It comes as no surprise to me that June and Becky are being honored for their dedication to their clients,” said Rick Hoffman, president and COO of Coldwell Banker San Diego. “I’ve watched and admired the dedication and commitment June and Becky bring to all of their clients. I’ve also had the pleasure of receiving complimentary calls from customers singing the praises of these wonderful ladies. Coldwell Banker is indeed fortunate to have June and Becky on our team.” The Campbells excel at forging lasting client relationships through their focus on customer service. Making clients’ needs their top priority has been the cornerstone of their business. This commitment to customer satisfaction has helped them build a solid foundation of repeat clientele. “It’s what they do” said Steve Salinas, branch manager for Coldwell Banker in Rancho Santa Fe. “They are committed to exceeding their clients’ needs and expectations.” Becky and June are also dedicated to giving back to the communities where they live and work. They donate a portion of their commission from every closed transaction to the San Diego Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Becky and June can be reached at 858-481-6750 and 858-756-3060 or at

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10815 Vereda Sol Del Dios Jen Drennan, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-205-3077

$958,000 4BR/3BA

10488 Gaylemont Lane Lisa Harden, Prudential California Realty

Sat 10:00-1:00 858-793-6106

$958,000 4BR/3BA

10488 Gaylemont Lane Lisa Harden, Prudential California Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-793-6106

$995,000 4BR/3BA

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

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

$1,079,000 5BR/3BA

10982 Cloverhurst Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$1,439,000 5BR/4.5BA

5836 Brittany Forrest Lane Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty

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

$1,795,000 5BR/5.5BA

13250 Lansdale Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

DEL MAR 12558 Caminito Mira Faith Wise, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-717-8777

$1,050,000-$1,200,876 13771 Mercado Drive 4BR/2.5BA Bridie Bennett, Prudential California Realty

Sun:1:00-4:00 858-342-8377

$1,095,000 4BR/2.5BA

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-459-0202

13656 Mira Montana David Schroedl, Prudential CA Realty

RANCHO SANTA FE $1,899,000 4BR/4BA

18195 Las Montanas The Michael Taylor Group, Prudential CA Realty

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

$2,895,000 4BR/5BA

6009 La Flecha Street Bobbie Corpa, The Sterling Company

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-245-7167

$3,700,000 4BR/4.5BA

6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham, Bruce Smitham Realty

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

this home. Both patios have new brick floors overlooking a greenbelt for complete peace and quiet. Golf available.

Offered at $1,695,000

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March 31, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF/The Bridges-$5,995,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$5,995,000

Lovely Tuscan-inspired custom 5br home resides on large, private lot overlooking the Bridges Clubhouse, golf course and mountains. Tastefully appointed with casual elegance.

Set on 4.43 acres, masterful style and timeless beauty are unveiled in this gorgeous Covenant, ocean view, 5 bedroom estate.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$5,850,000

Del Mar-$5,250,000

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

Sweeping whitewater views from spectacular Craftsman 4br home constructed with the maximum of care offering white water ocean views.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$4,990,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant- $4,950,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant - $4,895,000

Historic compound includes main house, a 2br cottage, carriage house, large grove, horse facilities and caretaker’s apt.

Recently remodeled with a contemporary Asian flair on over 4 lushly landscaped acres. 5br/7ba, 8143 esf.

Traditional 5br/4.5ba home on 2.85 acres above the RSF golf course includes a fantastic outdoor entertaining area.

RSF/The Bridges-$3,650,000

RSF/South Pointe Farms-$2,375,000

Country Club Living at it’s finest with a covered loggia, fireplace, pool/spa,4br/5ba in 7477 esf of luxury.

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

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,145,000 Landmark residence on 1.6 glorious view acres with an opportunity to live in “as is”, restore or remodel.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,575,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,550,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,195,000

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

Ranch style 4br/3ba on almost an acre located near the Village provides quiet haven for your home or investment.

Village location with spacious, single level 3 bedroom home, fantastic back yard, large lawn and mature trees.


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