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Volume 31 Number 26

Fairgrounds and Coastal Commission dispute ends

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Ag. board agrees to spend nearly $5M on environmental projects BY JOE TASH A dispute spanning nearly two decades between two state agencies — the California Coastal Commission and the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds — ended Thursday, March 8, when the commission voted unanimously to approve a settlement over alleged California Coastal Act violations by the fairgrounds. The action occurred at the commission’s meeting in Chula Vista, marking a stark contrast from earlier times, when relations between the two state agencies were antagonistic. Both sides praised the agreement, which calls for the 22nd DAA to spend nearly $5 million on habitat restoration and other environmental projects. “It’s a great day for the people of San Diego County and the natural environment,” said fair board president Adam Day after the hearing. “This is the sort of result that we really appreciate: a consensual resolution focused on the enhance-

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RSF man ready for deployment to Afghanistan Family, community show their support for Paul BY KAREN BILLING A Rancho Santa Fe resident will soon be headed off to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps. Lance Corporal Paul Grimm, 22, is expected to deploy in the coming weeks and his family recently held “the best party ever” to send him off with love and support. Paul’s deployment could be seven months or longer. “I guess I’m supposed to tell everyone that I’m scared. I’m probably scared but I feel pretty confident in my abilities. I’m not worried about it,” said Paul. “I’d rather go with the group of

Above, Players strut their stuff in the RSF Village during the March 11 Parade of Teams/ Opening Day event for Rancho Santa Fe Little League. See page 16 for more. Right, former MLB pitcher Jack McDowell was the guest speaker. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Rancho Santa Fe Marine Paul Grimm will soon deploy to Afghanistan. He’s seen here with his mother Meredith. PHOTO: KAREN BILLING

guys I’m with right now than anyone. I think we’re ready.” His proud mother Meredith believes she is ready too. “It’s what he wants to See DEPLOYMENT, page 26

Photojournalist gives voice to youth in Juvenile Hall RSF resident’s book ‘Born, Not Raised’ to be released this week

Susan Madden Lankford See DISPUTE, page 22



BY KAREN BILLING In researching her new book, “Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall,” Rancho Santa Fe resident and photojournalist Susan Madden Lankford visited the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility where she gathered candid thoughts of teens from the questionnaires she was allowed to pass out. On one of the questionnaires collected, a 17-year-old boy had scribbled a

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RSF Association Buzz: RSF Golf Club loans BY RSF ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT JACK QUEEN In 2006, the RSF Golf Club membership approved a Master Plan that called for the complete renovation of the clubhouse facilities, new locker rooms for the Golf Club members and a new Golf Shop. The total cost of the project was $11,833,000 and was funded through a combination of cash and debt. The debt was in the form of two loans; the first was for $6 million and the second was for $2,148,418. Both loans carry floating interest rates and are amortized over 25 years. The Golf Club members make the payments on the loans through a special debt assessment of $1,100 per year for each membership. In the last five years the Golf Club members have reduced the outstanding debt by just over $1 million. Over the last few years the Association board has been working with the Golf Club to explore opportunities to restructure the loans that were used to fund the renovation of the club’s facilities. The goal was to be in a position to take advantage of the historically low interest rates and eliminate the variable interest rate exposure on the loans. Up until re-

cently, the efforts to find a conventional lending source has been both an interesting and very frustrating process. I can tell you from a firsthand experience that the stories you may have heard about banks being reluctant to provide loans is very true. However, thanks to a referral from Keith Brant in the Rancho Santa Fe Merrill Lynch office, we have a very favorable response and quick service from the Bank of America and the Merrill Lynch Group, which has expressed a strong willingness to provide funding to replace the club’s Jack Queen existing loans. In addition to the Bank of America proposal, we are exploring one other conventional lending source that is considering providing funds to cover all or part of the outstanding loans. Added to the list of potential options is the fact that since our Association maintains very healthy reserves to cover the replacement of assets and for contingency, and because we maintain a very conservative policy for the investment of these funds, our return on our investment of these funds is at historic lows. At our March 15 Association board meeting, the board will consider a proposal to utilize some of these free reserves, currently earning less than half of one percent, to pay off the high interest rate loan. The proposal is that the Association pay off the smaller loan of $1,650,000 that is currently subject to an interest rate of 5.75 percent. The Golf Club would then be charged 2 percent on these funds which is the current rate the Association receives on our five-year investments. The net savings to the Golf Club in the first year alone will be just over $60,000 in interest and the return on the Association’s funds will increase by over $25,000 per year. Even though the debt service is being covered 100 percent by the golf membership, the Association board believes that it is in the best interest of the entire Association membership that all the outstanding debt be paid off as soon as possible. The proposed payoff seems to be a win-win for both the Golf Club and the entire Association and does not preclude us from working with a conventional lender on the balance of the debt.

R. Roger Rowe School to hold Latin Festival March 29

R. Roger Rowe School is having its second annual Latin Festival on Thursday, March 29, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Center. The event is hosted by the RSF Education Foundation and sponsored by Las Manos del Artesano Gallery, Frank Torre State Farm Agency and Dr. John Griffin, DDS. The purpose of the event is to recognize and celebrate Latin culture as an integral part of our school community. There will be a mariachi band and regional dancers. Other activities will include crafts for children and the opportunity to purchase affordable Latin crafts and jewelry. There will be a Paper Mache artist demonstrating his famous craft. Latin food ($1 Aguas frescas, $2 fruit and $2 tacos and quesadillas) will be available outside the PAC for purchase. has donated an amazing basket full of delicious Mexican goods to be raffled at the end of the festival. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the RSF Education Foundation.

Village Church Community Theater to hold auditions Auditions for “The Velveteen Rabbit” by the Village Church Community Theater will be held on Sunday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m., and Tuesday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. at The Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Roles for ages 9 through adults. For additional information and appointment:

RSF woman named wealthiest San Diegan BY CITY NEWS SERVICE The richest San Diegan, as determined by Forbes magazine in its recent list of the world’s wealthiest people, is Cargill heiress Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer. The 50-year-old Rancho Santa Fe resident, worth an estimated $3.3 billion, is the world’s 344th richest person, according to the magazine. Meyer is one of seven relatives who have a stake in Cargill, a Minneapolis-based food production firm that is the largest privately owned company in the U.S. Among recognizable San Diegans listed, Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs of La Jolla ranked 913th with $1.4 billion, and money manager Charles Brandes of San Diego was 960th with $1.3 billion. The richest man in the world, for the third year in a row, is telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, with an estimated worth of $69 billion. The list includes 1,226 billionaires with a combined worth of $4.6 trillion, up 2 percent.



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Mother and son share invaluable advice though new book ‘A Full Life with Autism’

From a review in Library Journal: “VERDICT — This book will be in high demand among the parents of children with ASD and young adults with ASD. Jeremy’s insights and Chantal’s candid advice will prove invaluable to parents, teachers, and other support personnel.”

BY KATHY DAY Like most young adults, Jeremy Sicile-Kira wants his own apartment and a job. He also wants to be a writer. Unlike most others though, he’s autistic – and he’s a published author. He and his mother Chantal Sicile-Kira, the authors of the just-released “A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence,” will celebrate the new work at a book signing from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 26, at the Poseidon Restaurant in Del Mar. “He has dreams,” his mother said. “But he needs support for everything.” He wants to be independent and earn money, she added. “I asked myself how as a parent do I help my child live the life he wants to live.” Their new book aims to be a practical guide for families as their autistic children move into their adolescent and adult years. It takes on subjects such as finding housing and financial assistance to making friends and having sex. Jeremy, who was 21 when he graduated from

Chantal and Jeremy Sicile-Kira Torrey Pines High School and gave a memorable speech at the 2010 commencement, was diagnosed as severely autistic at an early age. Today he uses voice output software and has support staff who help him with his writing as well as daily living. He’s been attending MiraCosta College, but is on break for now. He’s spent the past year and half working on the book

and writing for He also has become a youth advocate – one of the first three — for the Autistic Global Initiative. His mother Chantal, who was working with autistic adolescents before her son was born, said, “Even though I’m supposed to be an expert, I was surprised at how difficult it was.” Jeremy is one of what his mom described as “A

huge number of individuals with autism reaching an adolescence adulthood.” That means a new host of challenges for them and their families. Besides the need to find services that are not mandated for adults, there are issues that many don’t want to talk about ranging from abuse by caregivers to what to do after the parents are gone. There have been times since Jeremy graduated from high school that they thought they would get more understanding from the employment office like they did at Torrey Pines, Chantal said. “You’d go to one place and they would really understand. At others, they didn’t have a clue – and I’m an advocate, but sometimes the system is like David and Goliath.” Using his computer and with his mother’s help, Jeremy answered questions for this report. When asked what he feels is the most important point of the book, he responded: “The key point of the book for me is that people understand how to help young adults live with autism. Really I greatly want people to understand the nature of

If you go What: Book signing and celebration for the mother-son team of Jeremy and Chantal Sicile-Kira’s book “A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence.” Books will be sold at the event. When: 4-8 p.m., March 26 Where: The Poseidon, 1670 Coast Blvd., Del Mar A good cause: The Poseidon will donate 20 percent of what is sold in the cocktail lounge to The Autistic Global Initiative (AGI), a program of Autism Research Institute, for the Youth Advocacy program. autism and how it can make life difficult. Frankly giving knowledge can make a difference, and I hope to do that with this book.” SEE ADVICE, PAGE 25

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TPPW Football and Cheer gearing up for the 2012 Season with new age and weight limits

RSF resident wins ‘Best Oralist’ at USD Moot Court contest Rancho Santa Fe resident Monique Myers was awarded Best Oralist, 1st place at the 2012 Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Honors Moot Court Competition held at the University of San Diego School of Law where she competed with approximately 40 other law students. Monique was offered and has accepted an internship at the San Diego District Attorney’s office for the summer of 2012. She is the daughter of RSF’s Michael and Lili Myers.

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Horizon Prep 8th Grader Max Baloun with ACSI Representative Bill Walner at the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee in Pasadena.

2nd Annual Buster’s Memorial Car Show Horizon Prep student qualifies to be held at Dolce Pane E Vino in RSF Dolce Pane E Vino in Rancho Santa Fe will hold its 2nd Annual Buster’s Memorial Car Show (dedicated to owner Dr. Anthony Smith’s dad). The event will be held on Sunday, March 18, from 4-6 p.m. Live music will be provided by DoubleDown. Ten percent of event proceeds benefit Casa de Amparo. For more information, visit or call 858-832-1518. Dolce Pane E Vino is located at 16081 San Dieguito Road, in the Del Rayo Center, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

for National ACSI Spelling Bee Horizon Prep 8th Grader Max Baloun is heading to the National ACSI Spelling Bee. Max placed 2nd in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee in Pasadena. The ACSI National Spelling Bee will be held in Washington D.C. in May. Twelve ACSI regions will be represented by 42 total spellers at the event (4 from 10 regions, plus 1 from Hawaii and 1 from Alaska). For more information, visit

Head to Toe Women’s Expo is March 17-18 The Head to Toe Women’s Expo will be held March 17 - 18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event features products and services appealing to women, such as clothing, jewelry, medical services, books, service organizations, dance, cosmetics and more. Visit

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Torrey Pines Pop Warner is busy preparing for the upcoming 2012 season. TPPW is excited to build on a successful 2011 football and cheer season that saw multiple football teams go undefeated in the regular season with two football teams competing for the Palomar D2 championships. The cheer squads also had an amazing season, with all four competitive squads having taken first place at one or more competitions. Most exciting was the success of the Jr. Midget Falcons Intermediate squad which made history with an undefeated season, taking first place at all five of its competitions and becoming National Champions at both Pop Warner Nationals at ESPN Wide World of Sports and JAMZ Nationals in Las Vegas. TPPW is excited to announce new age and weight limits for the 2012 season. Its flag football and cheer divisions are now open to 5, 6 and 7 year olds, and weight limits for the Jr. Midget and Midget levels have increased to allow participation to a larger number of the community’s youths. Registration for the 2012 TPPW Football & Cheer season is now open to boys and girls aged 5 to 15. For more information and to register, visit Attend one of the in-person registrations at Ashley Falls School, Wednesday, March 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. or Wednesday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. TPPW is a nonprofit, 100 percent volunteer based organization dedicated to encouraging youth participation in football and cheerleading by providing a safe and positive playing environment for participants, while instilling lifelong values of teamwork, dedication and a superior work ethic on the field and in the classroom.

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RSF youth creates ‘Shots for Sponsors’ to help send young diabetics to Camp Conrad-Chinnock RSF resident Erin Hook, a sophomore at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, and Type 1 diabetic has been busy organizing a community service project called Shots for Sponsors. Hook has struggled with Type 1 diabetes for four years. Last Erin Hook summer she went to Camp Conrad-Chinnock, located in the San Bernardino Mountains. Camp ConradChinnock primarily focuses on diabetes camping and educational services for youth with Type 1 diabetics and their families. Hook said “At camp I had a positive and fun experience and want other children with diabetes who are unable to afford the cost of the camp to have the same experience, so I created Shots for Sponsors.” Hook, a volleyball player with Coast Volleyball Club, combined her athletic

strength as a power hitter and teamed it with sponsors’ contributions. Hook contributes $5 for every “kill shot” or “ace serve” that she makes during the 2011 – 2012 volleyball club season. To qualify for a “kill shot” or an “ace serve” Hook must make a point on her shot. Not only is Hook donating her own money, she has asked friends and family to join Shots for Sponsors and match the dollars that she contributes. Her goal is to raise funds so juvenile diabetics without resources can attend Camp Conrad-Chinnock. Hook started Shots for Sponsors on March 1 and since then she has raised more than $2,800, enough to send six children in need to camp. Hook is positive that she can increase donations and send more children to camp. For more information on Hook’s project follow the link For information about The Bishop’s School visit

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One Paseo would create a sizable economic boost for the community, pumping millions in revenues into San Diego and producing thousands of jobs. The project would be completely privately funded, with no city subsidies or credits.

Community Concerts of RSF concert series continues March 21 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa presented “Intersection” on Wednesday, Jan. 25, the second concert of the four-concert season. The classical trio brought the house down with a unanimous standing ovation. On this coming Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m., at the Village Church Fellowship Hall, the third in the four-concert series features “The Water Coolers.” This is not your usual stand-inthe-corner water cooler, which is an unanimated, boring, and non-descript piece of everyday Americana. The Water Coolers is a “laugh-out-loud” music and comedy performance about the things we share around the water coolers of America every day and some hilarious situations that arise from the conversation. Nothing is sacred in this musical comedy from the IT guy to the gift wrap sales person. According to their website, this is “a unique combination of comedy writers, directors and business people from around the country working together to create a funny, smart, authentic take on work and life.” By the end of their performance the audience is thirsting for more. Their Off Broadway creativity and originality have garnered these talented artists the Spotlight Award for Ensemble Entertainer of the Year. A quote, if one is trying to label The Waters Coolers, that says it all is, “It’s not just about work. It’s about life.” Following this third concert, is the final concert of the season. On April 13, Broadway musical actress and vocalist Christiane Noll will close out the season. She is known as being “one of the most versatile actresses in the American Musical Theatre” with a varied repertoire in Broadway, Opera, Operetta and Jazz. The concerts include complimentary catered hors d’ oeuvres, coffee, dessert, soft

drinks and wine (the wine is donated by Northern Trust Bank) are served. In support of encouraging children’s musical interest, children less than 18 years are admitted without charge. Following each concert individuals who have contributed to the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe at the Sponsor, Benefactor or Patron Levels of charitable giving are invited to a private reception with the artists at a private residence in the area. The Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, a community service organization and a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, created a performing arts student scholarship, the Holly Wilson Performing Arts Student Scholarship. Nominations for this scholarship have been received and are being reviewed. The organization’s goal is to announce the recipient of the Holly Wilson Scholarship at its final concert, April 13, with a performance by the scholarship winner. The scholarship is for $2,500/year for four years and is for pursuit of an education in the performing arts. Consider, if you haven’t already done so, joining the CCofRSF for the 2012-13 season’s four stunning performances beginning in the autumn of 2012. According to many subscribers, each season outperforms the previous one. Brochures will be available at both of the 2011-12 upcoming concerts and, more importantly, the kick off for ticket sales will start during the March 21 concert. Tickets are also available at the door for the March 21 and April 13 2012 concerts. Please join Community Concerts of RSF for delightful evenings with your friends and neighbors. For information on attending either as a season ticket holder or for individual concerts, visit, and stay tuned for more information prior to the April concert. The Village Church Fellowship hall is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

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RSF Garden Club to hold Village Tag Sale It is time for spring cleaning and the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club can assist you with that formidable task. On April 21, the Garden Club will host its Village Tag Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Clubhouse, located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. “Last year’s tag sale was a lot of fun. It motivated me to clean out my garage and I sold all that stuff,” says garden club member, Peppy Barr. “It was definitely a win – win for me. I spent the day with my friends at the club; made a little money and my garage looks a lot better.” Spaces are available to sellers for $30 for club members and $60 for non-members. Tables are available for rent at $10 or sellers may bring their own set up. “Spaces for sellers were sold out at last year’s Tag Sale. We filled the entire clubhouse and the garden too. So sellers should reserve their spaces early”, says Maria Murphy, event volunteer. To reserve a space contact Maria Murphy at or 858 832-1209. “It is a fun day with all sorts of items available for sale.” says Linda Hahn, tag sale co-chair. “In the past we have had everything from furniture, art, home décor items, electronics, camping and sports equipment. You just never know what you might find. There will also be homemade baked goods and box lunches available throughout the day for sellers and buyers alike.” Additionally co-chair Mary VanAnda noted that, “We are looking for club members to volunteer on the day of the Village Tag Sale. We will need help directing set up and take down; managing the bake sale booth and so on and so forth. So if there are members out there that want to help, please contact us.” For space reservations or further information, please

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Timken Museum of Art to host’ France in the Golden Age’ reception and dinner The Timken Museum of Art, known as the “jewel in Balboa Park,” will host a “Soiree Festive et Visionnement Prive,” a private viewing, reception and dinner feting the “Object Lesson: France in the Golden Age,” showing at the Timken, which runs through June 3. Held at the museum at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23, the black-tie event will give guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in the grandeur of the French Golden Age with remarks by Colin B. Bailey, deputy director and chief curator of The Frick Collection, New York. Dr. John Marciari of the San Diego Museum of Art and Dr. Victoria Sancho Lobis of the Hoehn Family Gallery and the University of San Diego will also attend. Chef Jeffrey Strauss from Pampelmousse will produce the culinary artistry including smoked salmon salad with baby spinach, roast duck with roasted root vegetables, and carmelized pears with gelato and berries for dessert. A collection of excellent French wines will be served and the exquisite jewelry designs of Martin Katz will be informally modeled during the evening. Timken Board Chairman and RSF resident Tim Zinn and his wife Ellen are cochairs of the dinner. Proceeds benefit the Timken’s educational programs. “This event

will be the start of our endeavors to focus the Timken on becoming the ‘center of art energy and fun in Balboa Park,’” said Zinn. Object Lesson: France in the Golden Age brings Nicholas Poussin’s Return of the Holy Family to Nazareth from the Cleveland Museum of Art to be displayed with the Timken’s two 17th century French paintings by Claude Lorrain and Philippe de Champagne. Simon Vouet’s Aeneas Fleeing Troy from the San Diego Museum of Art and Holy Family in a Landscape by Pierre or Nicholas Mignard will complete the concentration of French paintings. Admission to the exhibition is free. “This will be an amazing evening with excellent discussion, great food and fantastic French wines,” said John Wilson, PhD., executive director of the Timken. “We invite everyone who is interested to join us for the dinner.” Cost for the dinner is $500 per person or $5,000 for a table of 10. RSVPs are needed by March 16. Those interested should call (619) 239-5548, ext. 107. For more information visit; Facebook at Timken Museum of Art or Twitter at @TimkenArtMuseum or call (619) 239-5548.

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With more than 50 entries to date, the March Rancho Santa Fe Review photo contest is going strong. This month we are looking to give away a $120 gift card to Pamplemousse Grill in Solana Beach to the “Most Artistic” photo. Check out the photo at left by Glen Freiberg titled “Hawaii Rainbow and Statue.” You think you can beat that? Go to delmartimes. net/contests to submit photos. Winners will be chosen at the end of the month by our editors.

TPHS Speech and Debate Team Captain qualifies for Tournament of Champions The Torrey Pines High School Speech and Debate Team Captain Erwin Li has qualified for the Tournament of Champions, the 2012 national championships. In the mid-February competition, Josh Helali and Varun Bhave qualified for the 2012 California State Championships. And Ash Israni is the first alternate to state for San Diego/Imperial Valley. TPHS is the only San Diego team qualified for nationals and state championships.

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Physician to be honored for lifetime achievement as a practitioner and teacher of nuclear medicine BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Over the course of a career spanning four decades in nuclear medicine, Dr. Michael Siegel estimates, “without exaggerating,” that he has been responsible for approximately 375,000 nuclear medicine procedures, the largest number in the country and perhaps in the world. Siegel chalked up that impressive record while chief of nuclear medicine at five Los Angeles hospitals, a professor in the department of radiology, division of nu-

clear medicine, at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, and a clinical professor of radiology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. So, it’s not surprising that next June at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in Miami, Siegel will be honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the American College of Nuclear Medicine. At a very active 69, Siegel is still a professor at USC

Quick Facts Name: Michael E. Siegel, M.D. Distinction: Nuclear medicine physician and professor Dr. Michael Siegel will be honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the American College of Nuclear Medicine at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine this June in Miami, Florida. He has served on the faculty of the Keck (USC) School of Medicine for 36 years, chief of nuclear medicine at USC, and is also currently a clinical professor of radiology at UCSD School of Medicine. Born: New York City, 69 years ago Resident of: Rancho Santa Fe for past 10 years Education: A.B., with a major in zoology and a minor in chemistry, Cornell University; 1964; M.D., The Chicago Medical School, 1968; followed by a four-year NIH (National Institutes of Health) fellowship in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine assigned to Temple University. Military service: Two years as a major in U.S. Air Force Family: He and his wife, Marsha, have been married 45 years. They have two children: son, Herrick, chief of orthopedic oncology, University of Alabama; and, daughter, Meridith, a “fitness trainer to the stars” in Hollywood. Special family member: King Charles spaniel “Chuckles.” Interests: Oil painting. Reading: Mostly medical journals and business publications Favorite saying: “Treat every patient as if they were your favorite relative.” Favorite getaways: Australia and Aruba Favorite film: “Groundhog Day,” 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray Favorite TV: “St. Elsewhere,” a 1982-88 medical drama TV series on which Siegel served as a technical advisor. Physical regimen: “I spend about an hour per day [at the gym] either lifting weights or moving along pretty rapidly on an elliptical machine.” Philosophy: “Prepare for the worst and be pleased with a positive outcome.”

and UCSD. All of which, begs the question, especially for those of us who have never undergone a nuclear medicine procedure, what exactly is it and what does a nuclear medicine physician do? To find out, we interviewed Siegel at his “empty nester” home in Rancho Santa Fe where he lives with his wife of 45 years, Marsha, and their King Charles spaniel, Chuckles. They have lived in the Ranch for 10 years and have two grown children. How does he do that, live in Rancho Santa Fe and still be a full-time professor at USC? “We were the pioneers of teleradiology,” he explained — doing scans digitally, eliminating the expense of films and darkrooms, and being able to connect cameras on all the different floors in the hospital. “I was using teleradiology probably 25 years ago. And this was all before the Internet. “So that’s why I can sit here at home today with a laptop” to review scans sent to him via computer and “I only have to travel to USC about once a week,” he said. Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that came into widespread clinical use in the 1950s. It uses radioactive substances to diagnose and sometimes to treat disease. It’s been described as an “inside-out” X-ray because it records and tracks radiation emitting from a patient’s body rather than radiation directed through a patient’s body to form an image. In a nuclear medicine procedure, small amounts of radioactive materials, (radionuclides), are combined with other elements to form chemical compounds or are combined with existing pharmaceuticals, to create what are called “radiopharmaceuticals.” The radioactive medicine is introduced into a patient’s body by injection, inhalation or swallowing. As a radiopharmaceutical travels through the patient’s body, it produces emissions in the organ, bones or tissues being imaged and, with a special camera, records the emissions on a computer screen. Nuclear medicine is unique because it documents function as well as

Dr. Michael E. Siegel structure. It allows physicians to see how well or not well an organ is functioning, not just what it looks like. Common NM procedures include thyroid examinations, brain scans, lung scans, heart stress tests, liver, kidney, and gallbladder procedures. Although primarily used for diagnosis, nuclear medicine is also used to treat thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, blood disorders and pain from certain types of bone cancers. Highlights of Siegel’s career include: •Participation in the world’s first MUGA (Multi Gated Acquisition) scan, a test to look at cardiac function without the injection of dyes or catheters. •Performance of the first scan using the radionuclide Thallium in the U.S., used to detect coronary artery disease. •Pioneering the development of Peripheral Vascular Profusion Imaging to determine whether an ulcer in a patient’s leg caused by constriction or blockage of a blood vessel can heal with medical therapy rather than requiring amputation. • And devising a new form of radiosynovectomy for the treatment of inflamed knee joints which was recognized with congratulations by the Clinton White House. Siegel speaks rapidly, like “Dr. Oz,” in-a-rush to get out everything he wants to communicate as completely, accurately and enthusiastically as possible, slowing down, only once a while to say: “You want to


hear a funny story?” and then proceeding at a renewed clip, complete with chuckles, to relate something that happened in his life, such as the time an acquaintance stopped him while he was walking his dog on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills and asked: “You wanna be in a movie?” “That’s how I got a part as an anesthesiologist in the NBC Movie of the Week, ‘Mirror Mirror,’ and later became a technical advisor for the 1980s TV medical drama series, ‘St. Elsewhere.’” Siegel was born in New York City. His father was in the clothing business — ladies coats and suits — in New York, but later moved the family to Tucson, Arizona, where he became a successful builder and developer. Initially, the young Siegel had thoughts of becoming a chemical engineer, but, while growing up in Tucson from age 13, he met and was inspired by family friend and surgeon Dr. Jules Whitehill. “He had been a surgeon in New York, came to Tucson, people came from all over the world to be operated on by him. Very smart. Good sense of humor. I idolized the guy…He kind of inspired me.” Siegel earned his undergraduate degree in zoology with a minor in chemistry from Cornell University in 1964, and his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School in 1968; followed by a four-year NIH (National Institutes of Health) fellowship in diag-

nostic radiology and nuclear medicine at Temple University. Next stop: The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, as an assistant professor of nuclear medicine for six years while also serving two years as a major in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era before moving to California to join the faculty of USC. Asked what drew him to and fascinates him so much about nuclear medicine, he said: “You think about it. Every disease, every disease, except one, starts at cellular levels. The only one that doesn’t, is an acute fracture…Every other disease starts with some cells going awry… “Nuclear medicine is basically taking various compounds that the cells use and making those compounds radioactive by putting a radiopharmaceutical onto them either orally or intravenously and getting to watch those cells work because they take up our tracers….I’m looking at the cells [functioning]. I’m looking at what’s going on inside…I can sit with my camera and watch for an hour if necessary [to determine what’s working, what’s not, and what has to be done]. Asked what he likes most about his work, he said, “Two things. Three things, really. First, I love teaching. I really get a big kick out of it…It’s nice to know you’re passing along information to people that are going to take care of people.” He’s been teaching for 36 years at USC, which includes USC Medical Center, the largest teaching hospital in the world, and has seen many of his students, residents and fellows go on to prestigious positions, both in clinical and academic settings. “And I like the idea of helping people. You’re a physician. What’s better than that? “What satisfies me the most? Every once in awhile you’ll take care of a patient, and they’ll grab my hand like this and say, ‘Thanks, doc.’ That does it. I’m a softie. “People don’t often realize that. Doctors are actually human.”

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(Left) The RSF Rotary Club recently welcomed two new members: Pictured L-R is Ronna Webb, Alan Balfour (President), Katie Hawkes (Membership Chair) and Michelle Lema. Photos/Matt Wellhouser

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RSF GOP Women Navy SEAL facilities tour Twenty-four Republicans’ names were drawn at the RSF Republican Women’s 2012 kickoff BBQ in January. These lucky people were given a rare tour on Feb. 29 of the Navy SEAL facilities in Coronado. The group members were guests of the Navy distinguished visitors program. The reports from the participants were glowing — certainly a major highlight for all. Steve Lewandowski, RSFRW Associate member, was the man responsible for arranging this outstanding event. RSF GOP Women also wishes to recognize Capt. John McTighe, (Ret), and Keith Miller of the Ability Center for the bus. Participants on the tour included: Laurel & Kent LeMarié; Teri Davies; Barbara Sumner; John Boruff (US Sen. cand.); Sean Reilly; Gigi Fenley; Roger Williams; Martha Hoyt; Jerry Beckwith; Leslie Barone; Kirsten KikerMaze; Joann Kilty; Gerda & Tom Snell; Tom Clotfelter; Chuck Keuchler; Mary Ann Wolfe; Patty and Dr. Don Brandon; Cindy Stevens; John Stahl (Cand for 52 Cong); Mia Freymiller; and Jeanette Webb. Photos by Tom Snell, Martha Hoyt, Gigi Fenley, and Wayne Gregory.

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Athletes Saving Athletes program shares life-saving information at TPHS BY KAREN BILLING Torrey Pines High School athletes took part in Athletes Saving Athletes on March 8, a new program designed to improve the safety of high school sports by educating students on the basics of how they can help save a life in the event of head and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness, diabetes and asthma. Athletes Saving Athletes was created by Advocates for Injured Athletes, an organization co-founded by Beth Mallon and her son Tommy after Tommy suffered a life-threatening neck fracture in 2009 while playing lacrosse at Santa Fe Christian. This was only the second Athletes Saving Athletes presentation; the first was held at Santa Fe Christian and the third will be presented to Point Loma High School athletes on March 22. The 50 Torrey Pines athletes in the program were nominated by their coaches and represented nearly all the sports on campus. They spent the day learning signs and symptoms of concussions, neck injuries and heat illnesses, and what they should do in each case. One broad solution they were taught were the three Rs — Recognize, Report and Refrain: Recognize the signs of symptoms, report to a coach or trainer and refrain from rushing back to play. Students also were shown how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) and completed a CPR course. “Don’t take it as a day off of school, take it to heart,” said Tommy Mallon. “Because really, you guys are the first ones there. If my teammate would’ve pulled me up, I might not be here.” Tommy’s story was one of three told to Torrey Pines students to highlight head, heart and heat injuries, which are the most dangerous and catastrophic. The hit that broke Tommy’s neck looked like just an average hit, not even particularly hard. Students watched video footage from the game of Tommy racing for a ball, colliding with a defender and crumpling to the ground. Tommy said he wanted to get back up but Riki Kirchhoff, the certified athletic trainer who happened to be at the game that day, recognized the severity of Tommy’s injury when he told her that he could not feel the back of his head. At the hospital it was found he had broken his neck at the C-1 vertebra, where the skull and the spine connect. Tommy was in a neck brace for four months, had a neck halo put in for nearly five months, and had to re-learn to walk. Currently a college student, he says he feels great now save for some trouble sleeping. In addition to Tommy’s story, students also learned about Brittan Sutphin, who survived sudden cardiac arrest at a high school swim team practice in Colorado, and football player Will James, who survived a near fatal heat stroke at practice. “These are three athletes saved by the power of knowledge,” said Kirchhoff, who led the course with TPHS’ trainer Christina Scherr. Beth Mallon said, unfortunately, there are a lot more stories they could’ve told the students, as 40 young athletes died last year while playing their sport. Mallon said that number could be even higher as there is no national registry for catastrophic sports injuries and it’s possible not all have been reported. There are cases that

Two of Advocates for Injured Athletes’ strongest voices, Brittan Sutphin, who survived sudden cardiac arrest, and Tommy Mallon who survived a broken neck at Torrey Pines last week.

Concussion awareness is one important aspect of the program. When asked how many of the athletes in the room had suffered concussions while playing their sport, a large majority raised their hands. Determined young athletes, like Tommy, have learned to play through pain and to keep going no matter what. The athletes may not have been aware that only 10 percent of concussions cause a lack of consciousness, that teenagers take longer to heal from concussions and that teenagers are more susceptible to multiple concussions, which can cause serious second impact syndrome. Scherr said that athletes need to be 100 percent healed before returning to play and need to give themselves time to heal. “Be honest,” said Tommy in the video. “It’s your life, your brain, your future.” Brittan Sutphin was at Torrey Pines last week, in addition to sharing her story through a video. In her junior year of high school, she was at swim practice when her heart stopped and she drifted to the bottom of the pool.

Fifty Torrey Pines High athletes took part in Athletes Saving Athletes. have gained national attention, such as the story of Wes Lifegaurds were able to use an AED at the pool to shock her Leonard, the high school basketball player who died of sudheart. den cardiac arrest minutes after scoring the winning basket In the event of sudden cardiac arrest, a person has just in a game —the school’s AED had not been charged. When minutes to have their heart re-started or risk permanent Mallon spoke in Washington DC on behalf of Injured Athbrain damage and death. The students learned that Torrey letes, she followed a woman who lost her daughter to cardiPines has four AEDs on campus, one of them was donated ac arrest, the school’s AED was locked in the nurse’s office to the lacrosse team and the others are located in the media and no one had the key. center, gym and training room. “There’s just story after story after story of preventable “I’m very lucky to be alive,” said Brittan. “I was really, deaths and it’s just heartbreaking,” she said. really lucky that the AED was there.” Mallon’s intent with the high school program is to give Brittan continues to play sports, now playing tennis at the students a positive program and focus on prevention. All Claremont McKenna. She has an ICD (implantable cardio three athletes featured are alive because of the actions taken by their athletic trainers, coaches and teammates. See ATHLETES, page 20


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ancho Santa Fe Little League opened its season March 11 with a parade, team photos, a carnival, a DJ, food from Jersey Mike’s and a special appearance by three-time Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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The Angels are the first all-girls T-ball team in the RSF league. Two players lead the Little League Pledge.

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The Parade of Teams.

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Dr. Harold Simon reviews his legacy in medicine at UCSD Harold J. Simon, M.D., Ph.D., a founding member of the UCSD School of Medicine faculty and a leader in the field of international health and health policy, recently retired after more than four decades of service. He was one of the first academics to understand the importance of global health training in medicine, and today more than 50 medical schools across North America offer education in global health. Dr. Simon was one of the first faculty members recruited Harold J. Simon to the UCSD School of Medicine. Arriving in 1966, he established the Office of Student Affairs and set the policies for recruiting and admitting students. Simon was among those who designed the school’s curriculum and established many of its programs. The Harold Simon Chair in Global Public Health was established in 2001 in recognition of his contributions in the field of global health, from his role in the design of health care systems serving developing countries, to his leadership in initiating cultural awareness training as part of the medical student experience. Dr. Simon specialized in infectious diseases and prevention of hospital infections. He has lectured throughout the world, and has traveled extensively as a public health adviser to many developing countries.

What brought you to this area? It was the founders’ vision for UC Diego, the nascent medical school and the stellar faculty to be recruited. For myself, the opportunity to begin at the beginning; the chance to do international medicine and the almost unlimited opportunity to start and establish the office of student affairs, student recruitment and admissions, curriculum planning and evaluation and financial aid. What makes this area special to you? UC San Diego’s founders’ determination to recruit and support a stellar faculty; the close interactions and collaborations between the general campus and the medical school; the siren song sung by my recruiters; the physical setting; the opportunities inherent in close associations with the Salk Institute, the VA, the bio-technical industry growing by

leaps and bounds; and the proximity to Mexico for cross-cultural study and collaboration. What might you add, subtract or improve in the area? Better access to parking; light rail between the campus, the city center and the East County, a sea water to potable water conversion facility, and formidable efforts toward solar power. Who or what inspires you? See the question directly below, also the students and my co-workers along with the missions, history, growth, development, governance, structure and functions of the University of California. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? I would ask Francis

Crick, Goethe, Spinoza, Churchill, James Fenimore Cooper, Abraham Lincoln, Sir William Osler, and Thomas Mann. What are you reading? Medical and scientific journals (American Journal of Med; the Journal of Infectious Disease; Clinical Infectious Diseases; Science) and global news and commentary as presented in The Economist and Der Spiegel. What is your mostprized possession? Not any object … instead, recollections about my mentors, collaborators, students, travel and other aspects of my long career — especially my three years at Rockefeller University, my 17 years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion in Israel, and of St. George’s Medical School on Grenada in the Caribbean. What is your distin-

guishing characteristic? My insatiable appetite for new knowledge. Describe your greatest accomplishment. The establishment, development and functioning of UCSD School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs and its diverse functions. These include recruitment and admissions policies and practices that sometimes deviated from generally accepted ones. There were also some firsts in my infectious disease career at Stanford and in my pedagogic activities at UC San Diego. What is your philosophy of life? I believe in working with and furthering the development of young people toward defining and achieving their career objectives, combating discrimination on whatever grounds, and striving for excellence in every dimension.



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Shoot for the Stars: Two UCSD acting students triumph over adversity to reach their dreams BY WILL BOWEN “Every day should be extraordinary,” claims Regan Linton, 30, a second-year student in the MFA acting program at UC San Diego. Linton is herself quite extraordinary — she is the first person with a disability admitted into the program. Ten years ago, the Gabriel Lawrence and Regan car Linton was riding in Linton, UCSD acting students. was rear-ended on the In- Photo/Will Bowen terstate 10 in L.A., while she was a student at USC film school. Linton’s spinal chord was injured and she became paralyzed from the chest down. But Linton doesn’t like the value-loaded and sometimes judgmental term “disability,” rather she says, “I have a different physicality,” which she is learning to know better and adjust to. It is a more equalitarian way of looking at things, an “I am mine,” response to the societal coercion to see things in certain preconceived ways. “We are all different and we need to accept our differences. We are not all cookies made from the same cookie-cutter,” she said. Linton was born and raised in a musical family, “a bunch of hams,” she said, from Denver. She was athletic growing up and threw herself into theater in high school, where she was also elected Head Girl (read ASB President). After her accident, Linton went back to Denver to recover. There she became part of a theater for disabled people called “Phamaly.” She won several awards for acting, including a Denver Post Ovation for playing Aldonsa in “Man of La Mancha.”

“Phamaly gave me inner strength. It basically saved my life by pulling me out of the shell I had retreated into and helping me realize that I could be who and how I am.” Later, Linton returned to USC where she graduated with a degree in American Studies. She then decided to apply to the UCSD acting program. Linton has been in several plays at UCSD, including, “Three Penny Opera” and “Glass Menagerie,” performing all of her roles in a wheelchair. The set crew constructed special ramps to allow her access to the stage. Linton said the interdisciplinary character of the department has affected her most. “The program has helped me acquire a toolbox of techniques with which to approach my roles and given me a strong sense of self so I can go in and out of character without a lot of difficulty.” After graduation, Linton plans on opening her own acting school for “unique people.” Gabriel Lawrence, also 30 years old, is another extraordinary student in the MFA program. He was born and raised in a broken family in the African-American ghetto in Houston. His said his Christmas gifts were provided by The Salvation Army, and at night, he often heard gunshots. A highly developed ambition for success is what makes Lawrence extraordinary. “By the time I was in the third grade, I had decided that I would do everything and anything to get out of the ghetto ... and hopefully end up being a movie star.” Gabriel said he worked hard in a number of areas but had the most success in speech/debate and power lifting. He made the nationals in both while in high school. When he was 17, he benched-pressed 274 pounds, dead lifted 578, and squat thrusted 515, to become first in the nation. Lawrence ended up with 24 scholarship offers to college. He decided on Texas A&M in Amarillo, where he

earned a degree in Mass Communications. After college, Lawrence went to Los Angeles where he worked as a video editor. But he did not find his job fulfilling. “I am not getting any younger,” he thought, so he decided to pursue his dream of acting, at UCSD, “because I wanted to be with the best.” Lawrence said he lives his life by maxims like, “You have got to treat your talent like it was your woman. If you don’t care for it and nourish it, you will lose it.” And, “The sky is the limit but you have to shoot for the stars.” And, “Never admire another man’s swagger more than your own.” And “If you don’t go, you won’t know.” Lawrence said UCSD’s training has helped him better become the characters he plays. “I’ve learned to drop in, to embody, and go deep into how the character lives in my body, so as to be the person in a believable manner,” he explained. Professor Kyle Donnelly is head of the MFA acting program. A director by trade, she has an uncanny ability to help students learn how to perform. “I am part of the quest for The Great American Acting Method,” she said. “I try to teach each student how to make best use of himself. I teach the students to seek the truth on stage in an honest and transparent manner. “I help them to find their own unique and improvisational way into a role, with the text as the map to guide them. We want the audience to feel as if the acting is truly happening right in front of them, for the first and only time.” Want to know more? • Gabriel Lawrence can be seen on March 25 in the Graduating Students Showcase at the Forum Theater, UCSD. • More details: or email or


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he Beach & Country Guild, which is celebrating its 43rd anniversary this year, held its annual “New Member Brunch” at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Judith Judy on March 7. Each year, the current guild honors the outgoing board and invites a select group of new, hardworking and dedicated ladies to join their group in support of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Andrene Dziubinski, Judith Judy, Nancy Sappington, Mary Ellen Wengler

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verter-defibrillator) in her heart that shocks her within 10 seconds of cardiac arrest. It has already shocked her back once since she has been in college. The athletes also learned from Will James’ story of heat illness, even though Scherr said it is not as big of an issue in San Diego’s climate. However, athletes do travel to warmer climates to compete so it is good information to know, she said. James was at football practice in Arkansas when his body reached a temperature of 108 degrees. A person suffering from external heat stroke must be submerged in ice water within 10 minutes or risk the body’s organs shutting down one by one — fortunately, James’ school had a tub and buckets of ice nearby and a trainer, coaches and teammates submerged him before help was able to arrive. If a school doesn’t have a tub like Will’s school does, cold wet towels can be wrapped around the limbs. At least 10 athletes died

last year from incidents similar to Will’s. Will spent three weeks in the hospital recovering and an additional four weeks on dialysis. “There’s no excuse for any heat stroke death, it can be prevented with the proper precautions,” Will said in the video. Beth Mallon said while schools like Torrey Pines, Santa Fe Christian and the schools featured in the program are lucky to have certified athletic trainers, some schools are not able to staff the position due to tight school budgets. Not to mention, California is still one of only four states in the U.S. that does not mandate a certified trainer be on the field for high velocity, contact sports. Beth Mallon said she is just hoping her pilot program can be part of the solution. As stated numerous times during the Athletes Saving Athletes program, “What you know might help save someone you know.” For more information, visit www.injuredathletes. org.

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2012 San Diego Modern Home Tour

On Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., eight to 12 of San Diego’s finest modern and mid-century homes will open their doors for a tour, as curated by Ingrid Spencer, former managing editor and current contributing editor for Architectural Record magazine. Three of the homes are located in Del Mar. More than just an aesthetic, “Modern” embodies new construction techniques and materials, and new ways of addressing old problems. “Modern” is not just what you live in, but how you live. From attainability to sustainability, the singular thread that connects “Modern” is an outlook that embraces new possibilities in living and lifestyle. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 the day of the tour. For tickets and more information, visit www. sandiego.modernhometours. com. To learn more about the homes featured on this year’s tour, please visit www. sandiego.modernhometours. com/homes/.

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The Nativity School third overall in Academic Decathlon The Nativity School placed third overall in the San Diego Diocesan Academic Decathlon, a rigorous competition for middle school students (grades 6-8). Seventeen schools competed in this event at Mater Dei Catholic High School on Saturday, March 3. This is Nativity’s eighth year competing in this event, which the San Diego Diocese has sponsored for 16 years. Over 170 students competed in this event. The Nativity School’s 2012 Academic Decathlon team members are: Amanda Ashline, Erin Berg, Jeffrey Brandon, Chase Callihan, Megan Callihan, Ryan Green, Rachel Gibilisco, Chris Gustini, Maddy Gustini, Jessica McRoskey, Katya Pourteymour, Kristin Sondys, Emily Stutts, and Martin Szumski. All schools competed in three areas: Individual Topics, the Logic Test, and the Super Quiz. The Nativity School won third place overall in the competition, and took second place in the Super Quiz competition, missing first place by one point. Individual medals were awarded to the following students: •First place/Religion: Erin Berg of Solana Beach •First place/Fine Arts: Amanda Ashline of Carmel Valley •Second place/Science: Jeffrey Brandon of San Marcos •Second place/Current Events: Chris Gustini of Santaluz •Third place/Math Algebra I: Chase Callihan of Carlsbad •Fourth place/Literature: Jessica McRoskey of Rancho Santa Fe Nativity is located at 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, near Fairbanks Ranch. Visit

DOGTV ‘Star in the Making’ casting call Does your dog have what it takes to be a television star? Find out at the DOGTV “Star in the Making Party” presented by Muttropolis and KPRI 102.1 FM. The event will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 1-4 p.m. at Muttropolis, Cedros Design District, 227 South Cedros, Solana Beach, 92075. Come out and meet the friendly dogs of DOGTV, the first television network for dogs that debuted in San Diego last month – and find out if your own pup could be DOGTV’s next star! See what your dog looks like on video during on-site screen tests. Get tips on the qualities DOGTV is seeking for its canine stars from DOGTV Animal Trainer Jenn Cull.

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ment and protection of sensitive resources,” said Coastal Commission vice chairman Mark Stone in a prepared statement. Officials from the two agencies said they hope the agreement marks the beginning of a new, cooperative relationship between them. The fair board approved the agreement at its meeting last month. Also in the works is a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Del Mar, Solana Beach and the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority over the fairgrounds master plan, a blueprint for future development of the property. Movement toward settling the two disputes came after Gov. Jerry Brown dismissed five members of the nine-member fair board and appointed five new members in 2011. Two members — Michael Alpert and Tom Chino — have since resigned, leaving two openings on the fair board. The dispute with the

than done! It’s a delicate balance to press your hands into your partner’s shoulders and hand, but it turns out, that’s the only way to actually follow. I realized I’d never actually taken a ballroom dance class before. Drop in for our next class on Erin Weidner Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. for beginners, like me, or 7 p.m. for intermediate dancers who have been around the floor before. It was a fun, friendly, thankfully nonintimidating group. There were couples, friends and singles for this opening night of Ballroom. It’s a nice format in that we will work on the Foxtrot for the next three weeks of this first session. The second hour, from 7-8 p.m., is the intermediate class, where they are working on Swing dances. Oscar said that our gym is perfect, because there is room to move, something typically absent from your standard dance floor. Next month, we will pull songs from Atomic Groove’s playlist as they are the band playing at our RSFCC Gala May 12. Spend an evening brushing up, or come for the series to add some new moves to your repertoire. Cost for a four week session is only $60 for members ($15 per lesson) and $90 ($25 per lesson) for non-members. Rather than non-members, we like to think of you as future members of the RSF Community Center as the cost of the $85 annual membership is quickly recovered. Businessmen’s Basketball Ryan Green, of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney here in the Ranch, walked into the Community Center last week to see what we

Coastal Commission centered around alleged violations of the California Coastal Act. According to a staff report to the commission on its March 8 agenda, those alleged violations included the operation of a truck-driving school in a dirt lot also used for overflow parking during major events; the installation of concrete “rip-rap” to control erosion on the northern shore of the San Dieguito River; construction of concert stage at the west end of the fairgrounds, adjacent to wetlands; use of a 13,500-square-foot tent for youth volleyball past the date allowed by a commission permit; and placement of advertising billboards along Interstate 5. Day said the agreement calls for the fairgrounds to correct the alleged violations and comply with the Coastal Act for future developments. The 22nd DAA will spend some $5 million on projects stemming from the agreement over the next five to seven years, said Day. Among those projects

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will be restoring the fairgrounds’ south overflow lot to wetlands, meaning the loss of about 1,500 parking spaces during events such as the San Diego County Fair and the Del Mar horseracing meet. The district agreed to remove the concrete rip-rap from the river bank and restore a 100-foot wetlands buffer along the southern edge of the south and east overflow lots and the golf driving range. Other projects include construction of a portion of the Coast to Crest trail through the fairgrounds property and payment of $20,000 per year for five years to the River Park JPA to maintain the newly restored wetlands and buffer areas. The agreement also calls for the 22nd DAA to provide free booth space to the Coastal Commission during the fair, to use for public education on coastal conservation issues, install interpretive signs along the restored areas and organize an annual river park cleanup.

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Dedicated Canyon Crest Academy wrestler wins CIF championship BY KAREN BILLING In his six years as the wrestling coach at Canyon Crest Academy, Coach Craig Van Dyke packed a dress shirt and tie in his bag to every CIF Masters tournament in the hopes that he would be wearing it for the finals. This year, for the first time in six years, he finally got the chance to dress up, watching his senior wrestler Keonmin “K.O.” Hwang win the CIF championship title at 154 pounds. K.O.’s CIF championship is the school’s first title. “If I had a team full of the kids with the same attitude as K.O., we’d have a lot of champions,” said Van Dyke. “K.O. is a champion on and off the mat.” K.O. will be attending Wesleyan University in the fall on a full-ride academic scholarship. He will also wrestle for the Cardinals. K.O. describes his entire CIF championship experience as a battle. He wrestled in a bracket of 16 and had to win two matches to get to the final. He was up against a wrestler from Point Loma, the number one seed who had pinned his way to the final, pinning every opponent he faced. But he never pinned K.O. K.O. made three solid escapes and won the match 5-3 as his opponent was hit with two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. “K.O. has a way of wrestling that really frustrates guys,” said Van Dyke. “I just keep pushing forward a lot against really aggressive guys,” said K.O. “When they can’t get a take down, they get frustrated.” The championship earned K.O. a championship pin, which he prefers to a trophy or plaque because he can wear it on his jacket with a sense of pride. K.O.’s first brush with wrestling came in the eighth grade at Carmel Valley Middle School. He said he was a “short, chubby kid” and his mom encouraged him to get involved in a sport, pushing him toward wrestling. “At first I was intimidated and I didn’t want to wear the spandex singlet,” K.O. said. He quickly found wrestling was a way to work out some aggression and began to enjoy it after he earned his second win—his first had been on luck, but the second had been on skill. It was a thrill to get his arm raised in victory and he was hooked. His wrestling as an eighth grader was like his personality then, a bit shy. Coming to Canyon Crest and working with Coach Van Dyke and older teammates who pushed him, he improved. “By ninth grade, I got mentally stronger with every match as I knew I was going to win,” K.O, said. “It helped my confidence in my social life, as well as in wrestling.” AT CCA, Coach VanDyke was impressed by his young wrestler’s determination. As a

Canyon Crest’s CIF champion wrestler Keonmin “K.O.” Hwang with Coach Craig Van Dyke. freshman he broke his foot and he thought he might be done for the season. Van Dyke told him he could still be part of the team and while he said many would’ve walked away, K.O. showed up, never quit and worked through his injury. Van Dyke was the one who coined the K.O. nickname. “I told him I was going to call him K.O. because he had a knockout attitude,” Van Dyke said. “He wanted to win. I could see that drive and he just had to get the skill to match that drive.” His strength and skill kept increasing over the next four years; he placed seventh at 135 pounds as a sophomore and fifth at 140 pounds as a junior. That increased skill paired with his great attitude was what allowed him to become a champion, Van Dyke said. For K.O., school does always come first, which was why he looked at wrestling at DIII schools that would allow enough time to focus on his studies. His 4.26 GPA earned him his academic scholarship at Wesleyan and a video sent to the wrestling coach booked his spot on the team. “I plan to study biology, like my dad,” K.O. said of his father who had to leave the U.S. for Korea this year in order to find a job. His father left in February and K.O. said he is a big influence on him; Van Dyke believes a lot of his strong work ethic comes from his parents. It will be hard for K.O. to leave CCA, where he also plays trumpet in the jazz band. He has learned so much from his coach and has enjoyed the friendships on the close-knit wrestling team, especially teammate Aaron Baer — Aaron and K.O. were the only two seniors to wrestle all four years. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” K.O. said.

Horizon Prep Girls Soccer Team takes 1st Place in IMSL Championship. (1st Row L-R) Carly Gammel, Sophie Grizzle, Abby Phillips, Katelyn Butler, Taylor Sparks, Sophia Lake, Keely McCallum, Kristin Webb, Sydney Sparks, Natalie Paxton, Kylie Preske; (2nd Row L-R) Yaryn Choi, Jasmyne Bell, Ashlynn Mossy, Blair McKinney, Lily Morgans, Makaela Lawson, Andria Carpenter, Coach Janice Lugo.

Horizon Prep Boys Soccer takes 1st Place in IMSL Championship Game. (L-R) Keenan Martin, Jake Pezzi, Cayden Booth, Jackson Baere, Jack Maguire, James Palmer, Nathan Coons, Andrew Setili, Colin Myers, Conrad Blake, Tucker Hobbs, Erik Lundstedt, Devin McDaniel, Ryan Aschbrenner, Braeden Harryman, Coach Mike Jones

Encinitas Gamers Baseball Club 16U Open Tryout to be held The Encinitas Gamers Travel Baseball Club will hold an open tryout for its 16U team on Sunday, April 15, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at Westwood Club Field, 17394 West Bernardo Drive in San Diego. The team plays at the highest level of travel baseball. The team is looking for more than good baseball skills. Effort in the classroom and sound character are important to us. Team members will play 12 league games, four tournaments, including the Fourth of July Firecracker in Orange County, the West Coast’s highest rated showcase, and the USABF World Series. The Firecracker winner advances to the Mickey Mantle World series, where, in, 2009, the team placed fourth in the nation in only its third year. Over a four year span, the team has won eight summer tournaments. Past 16U Gamers are playing at USD, U. of Arizona, Dartmouth, Cal State-Northridge, Occidental College, John’s Hopkins, Concordia College and Palomar JC. To be eligible, you must have a birthday after May 1, 1996. Please report in baseball attire, and bring a birth certificate. For additional information, email Head Coach Jason Litt or Assistant Coach/Roster Development David Dinerman, Dinerman@ www.hometeamsonline/encinitasgamers

The Horizon Prep Boys Basketball Team takes 2nd in IMSL Championship Game. (Kneeling L-R) John Bothe, Chad Hines, Michael Hendrick; (2nd Row L-R) Conner Whitton, Tyler Mead, Rankin Poage, Will Ferrari, Trey Mena; (3rd Row L-R) Coach Matt Roy, Brody Schippa, Caleb Armendariz, Caleb Phillips, Bennett Baptista, Gabe Schippa, Coach Jeff Sutherland.

Horizon Prep takes IMSL Championship titles The Horizon Prep Lions Winter Sports Teams made their school proud in the IMSL (Independent Middle School League) Championships. The Lions brought home 1st Place for Girls Soccer, 1st Place for Boys Soccer and 2nd Place for Boys Basketball. For more information, visit

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continued from page 22 offered, how he could become a member, how his company could support our efforts, and what he could do to help our programs grow. I mentioned that I have had several people ask me about bringing back a drop-in basketball league that was quite popular a few years ago. With our afterschool programs and Girls Junior Dunkers in full swing, we don’t have much gym space in the afternoons during the week. Then Ryan (brilliantly) suggested a lunch-time men’s basketball pickup game. Just then, our program director, James Northum came up and quipped, “Oh, Businessmen’s Basketball, we used to do that at the YMCA.” Okay, our new program had a name. Look for BBB to starting later in the month. Check online at calendar or click on the link on the front page of our website. Girls Junior Dunkers garners amazing Sponsorships this year Girls Junior Dunkers enrollment was up 15 percent over last year. Even more impressive in my book are families, businesses and foundations that stepped up to sponsor a team. Some of these were parents, obviously, but a local fixture in the business community stepped up to sponsor a team, even though she didn’t have a daughter playing in the league. That’s community support, and I am so appreciative. 2012 Girls Junior Dunkers team jersey sponsors are Green Wheels, DYE Precision, Donavee Jeep, The Faltinsky Family, The Faltinsky Family, The Taylor Family, Laura Barry Sells Homes, Kents Bromiliad Nurseryand Mary Murray with Wells Fargo Private Bank stepped in as our League Sponsor once again. Games are Saturday mid-morning, and if Boys Junior Dunkers is any indicator, they are a ton of fun to watch. Dodgeball – We’ll be back Dodgeball was a big hit with attendance up 106 percent over last year’s first game. Local photographer, Brad Britton captured the fast and furious fun. You can find his photos on Our thanks to Marianne Witmeyer who championed this great afternoon of lively, wholesome, all-out fun. Our thanks to Coach Mike Rausa as well who donated his time and winning team tshirts so that this could be a fundraiser for RSF School’s 8th Grade Graduation. Don’t worry that your son or daughter missed it, we’re holding one each month through the end of the school year in April, May and June. *Good to note

that they use a special dodgeball ball, that doesn’t sting like the jelly balls of my youth. RSFCC Annual Gala – Saturday May 12, 2012 at The Inn Dance the night away to the sounds of Atomic Groove. We’ll be out on the lawn, and under the tent. Watch your inboxes (or give us a call) as we unveil our theme on Friday for this year’s Gala! We are currently putting together our Gala committee, soliciting sponsors and certainly looking for folks to buy a table. Mark your calendars and give me a call if you’re interested in Remember that Toastmasters meets here Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. This group is open to anyone who lives in the Ranch, or has a business in the Rancho. It’s a great way to get to know some of your neighbors while adding lustre to your presentation skills. The RSFCC even sets up our big screen monitor so that if you want to use PowerPoint for your visuals, you’re good to go. Speaking of memberships, the RSF Community Center is open to all residents of Rancho Santa Fe. The RSF Association partnered with us 10 years ago when we built this, our second building. They lease us our land for $1 per year and in return, our founding charter is to have membership that reflects 67 percent Covenant residents, and 33 percent Rancho Santa Fe residents from neighboring developments that are in our school district. So if you’re a resident of Fairbanks, The Bridges, or Del Mar Country Club, you may become a member of the RSF Community Center. Keep an eye out for posters around town for the next Mainly Mozart salon series at The Inn. This intimate setting brings all that’s wonderful with world class classical musicians, and places them right in the middle of the Azalea Room at The Inn. Mr. Beriker is gracious enough to host this series, and after a glass of wine on the back lawn, we find our seats on three semicircular rows surrounding the artist(s). This is likely a much similar setting to the salons that Mozart or Brahms played in during their lifetimes. We are partnering with Mainly Mozart for this next concert, and have been given a few pairs of tickets to share with Community Center supporters. Give me a call if you’re interested and I will see you there. Thank you for stepping up, and taking the time to write me an email of encouragement, or to stop by the Community Center for me to be able to put a face with a name I might previously only recognize on paper. We live in a great town that we are all fortunate to be able to call home.

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He wrote that he “wants people to realize that just because we with autism act different does not mean that we don’t have the same dreams as neurotypicals. I also want people to be glad they read the book.” His mother explained that “neurotypical” is the term now used for “normal – people without learning difficulties or a different way of thinking.” An award-winning author and speaker who writes for The Huffington Post and, she said this book was the hardest to write but it’s also one of the most important for the autistic community. Articles that Jeremy had written for the campus newspaper at MiraCosta helped shape the book, she said. They worked together closely, with him producing about a third of the book, she said. Jeremy would write on his computer and his aides would cut and paste and read it back to him so that he could help edit.

Each chapter ends with tips from Jeremy. “That was his idea,” his proud mom noted. Here’s what he singled out as his top three tips: • “Love your adult child for what he is and not for what he could become. We very much want to become better people, but we really need to be accepted for what we are without being expected to be neurotypical.” • “Do not be afraid of the future. Face your fears and prepare for the future you and your adult child envision. Having the support your child needs can help them become the person they want to be. Freedom can be great but difficult for your child because it means taking responsibility for the choices involving their life.” • “Have high expectations of your child. Parents and support staff need to believe the person is smart. We should have realistic goals, but we should also have frankly high goals. If the expectations are low, so will be the results. Help them think. Rave when they work on their goals. They will dare to be great

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because they have your support.” It was a long process but one that they both value and believe will help other families. During the year and a half they worked on it, she said he kept repeating “Always believe in your child. If you believe he will.” “We are very lucky we have found a way for him to communicate,” she said. His abilities “can be validated … It’s not about me convincing people. It was his goal to graduate high school. He convinced them he could do it.” In his e-mailed answers, Jeremy wrote: “I justly felt that I was very lucky to have the opportunity to help parents understand how and what their teenager with autism needs to learn to be an adult. When they leave school they must be ready for real life. Greatly I felt joy that I could help parents understand their child better.” For more information, visit www.chantalsicile-kira. com. The book is available at, and Warwicks Books of La Jolla.

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JUVENILE continued from page 1 nation.” Much of the book’s content comes straight from the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility residents themselves, just “kiddos” as Madden Lankford calls them. It also includes interviews with justice professionals, as well as child psychologists. “Born, Not Raised” exposes the gaps in these children’s development, as well as in the system and offers some possible solutions: “Could the answer be in parenting, education and learning to raise children responsibly in today’s world?” Madden Lankford writes. The book questions what will happen to the kids who could only read at a fourth grade level once they left the hall only to live in a place with no support or structure. Madden Lankford’s book is the third in a trilogy of books she’s done taking a closer look at issues such as homelessness, in the book “downTown U.S.A.,” and incarcerated women with her book “Maggots in My Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time.” Madden Lankford has also released a film, “It’s More Expensive to Do Nothing,” that looks at the 75 percent rate of recidivism and the remediation programs that have been successful. The films and books are produced by her Humane Exposures company that she runs with daughter

DEPLOYMENT continued from page 1 do,” said Meredith. “I hope he’s going to be lucky and I hope he’ll take good things from the experience and be able to find a safe place for the things that aren’t so pleasant. “I know he’ll see a lot of challenging, difficult things but I want him to remember not to let those bad things become a part of [him],” she said, through tears. “We’ll miss him…I am so proud of him.” Paul is a graduate of R. Roger Rowe School and attended Canyon Crest Academy before graduating from Sunset High School. The decision to enlist was a combination of a lot of little things falling into place, he

Rancho Santa Fe Review Polly Lankford-Smith. Where Madden Lankford is now is a long way from where she began, shooting mostly portraits and doing commercial photography. After renting the old Seaport Village Jail in downtown San Diego for a photo shoot, she became drawn to the homeless in the area and learning about their stories. “My focus changed…I had to sharpen my own personal view,” Madden Lankford said. So many of the homeless had dealt with being incarcerated, so she continued her research at the Las Colinas women’s prison, meeting inmates and giving voice to their experiences there. “I really learned a tremendous amount from them, what it takes for a person to be so far down and out to end up in one of these cells,” Madden Lankford said. She discovered a majority of the women had children and wondered where they were—that led her to wanting to explore juvenile facilities and child welfare programs. What she found was shocking, that some 500,000 kids are going in and out of juvenile detention facilities in California every year. “It’s shameful. There are 120,000 kids on any given day in lockup, and what are we really doing about this as a society?” She visited the Kearny Mesa facility with her daughter, who was then working on an internship said. Trying to work and take college classes at the same time was difficult and none of his courses were really “clicking” so part of enlisting was trying something else, a change of pace. His grandfather, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, also inspired him. “I had always wanted to join the military when I was younger,” Paul said. The last three years have been spent in training and he went through boot camp at MCRD in San Diego. Paul describes himself as pretty stubborn and both Paul and his mother wince when they recall him once being wrongly characterized as “oppositionally defiant.” But both mom and son agree that the Marines have done a good job in breaking

in psychology at San Diego State University. Although Madden Lankford’s daughter had initially gone to the facility to fulfill a six-month requirement for school, she ended up participating in the “moving” experiment with her mother for a year and a half. Getting in to the facility was a challenge—it took a year to get credentials, they had to take a self-defense program and they were limited in the way they could interact with the juveniles. They were able to hold small group meetings with the females, but their interactions with the boys were more structured—they were allowed to give them questionnaires to fill out and Madden Lankford also gave the teens photos and asked them to comment on what they saw. Most of the juveniles she dealt with in the hall were ages 14 to 17 and the youngest was 12. They came from backgrounds of homelessness, criminal records, parents who were incarcerated or parents who were on drugs. Some of the boys were already parents themselves. For some, the hall was

the first place that their world was less chaotic— they had structure in their lives and someone telling them when to go to bed, how to brush their teeth, when they were going to eat. At first, the Lankfords weren’t sure how they would be received by the juveniles, but once the kids learned they were going to be a part of a book, they worked hard and wanted to show what they knew. Their syntax and spelling was often incorrect, but their understanding of life was harshly, heartbreakingly accurate. Reflections included: “I feel like a rat in a cage with nowhere to go but down,” and “I could have a GED because I’m smart but I need someone to help me.” On a photo of a man napping on the grass in the mountains with a cowboy hat shielding his face from the sun, a 16-year-old wrote: “I see a man that has no prlbms in life, he can just kick back, he does not have to worey about jail or drive bys to see little kids die…it must feel good to be free of the ghtto.” [sic] A 16-year-old boy wrote that the most memo-

rable event of his past was “seeing his dad sober.” “It was very poignant, to think that a boy in lockdown, asked a question like that could spout off an answer that was so exactly right on the money,” said Madden Lankford, noting that they were capable of expressing their thoughts in a way that a regular high school student might not. “They’re in a place where they have nothing to lose by telling you the truth.” She found many of the girls were very proficient at writing, weaving stories about the pictures they saw that reflected their own life experiences, some hopeful and some not. The girls were open and honest in discussions about being angry, their crimes, life in gangs, their hopes for the future and wanting to have children. A 15-year-old girl described her first memory of her parents fighting, her dad holding a knife to her mother’s throat and her mother holding a shotgun to her father’s head. “I would like to add that I believe my dysfunctional family was not the sole reason for me turning out the way I have. I’ve had many opportunities to better myself but at the time I was ignorant and took the easy way out,” she wrote. It was an emotional experience, but Madden Lankford said her hardest day was when she was told they could no longer come back to work with the girls. “I worried they would think it was another break of trust and failure and how

him down to build him back up. Meredith reflected that Paul looks like a different man now than he does in photos taken when he first went into the Marines. “The Marine Corps is a really hard thing for parents because we don’t want our child to be in harm’s way, but it has done a lot of good things for Paul,” said Meredith. “The most amazing thing for me about it was that he made a really tough decision and stuck with it — and that it’s something that most people would never dream of doing. It’s the beginning of his path.” The physical aspect of boot camp was not as hard as it was being so close to home. “I wanted to jump the fence every night,” Paul said.

When he did have time to go home during training, he often brought his new family of brothers to meet his real family, his mom providing a slice of home to Marines who were far from their own homes. In his three years in the Marines, Paul has already had a chance to see the world and experience different cultures as part of his service with MEUs (Marine Exploratory Units). He traveled to Korea, the Philippines and Japan, where he bottled sand from Okinawa to bring back for his grandfather. Paul said he has an idea about what to expect in Afghanistan from his close friend who has already served in the region. While he is prohibited from speaking specifically about what he will be doing in Afghani-

stan, his job will mainly be to support the Afghan army and police, and help prepare them to protect and serve their own country when the troops leave. “We’re going to do some really great things but, at the same time, we wish we had more time and more resources,” Paul said. Plenty of friends back home will make sure he’s taken care of while in Afghanistan. R. Roger Rowe School’s Kids Korps group and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, through its Armed Forces Interest Group initiative, plan to be a big support for Paul and his platoon while he’s over there. They plan to send care packages and letters to thank them for their service and offer a slice of home by sending needed items.

‘It’s shameful. There are 120,000 kids on any given day in lockup, and what are we really doing about it as a society?’ SUSAN MADDEN LANKFORD

Author of ‘Born, Not Raised’

were they going to interpret that,” she said. By the time these kids get to be in their teens, they’ve had so much trauma, “horrific anger and destruction” and Madden Lankford said there are not enough resources to re-parent troubled kids. “All it takes is a good enough someone to make a difference in a child,” said Madden Lankford. “But it has to happen early on.” She hopes that her book will shed light on the issue, raise awareness and possibly prompt change. Her next step will be developing Humane Smart, a branch of her company devoted to helping at-risk youth achieve a productive life through scholarships and programs that foster connections with mentors and encourage their interests. She envisions one program, which involves the use of animals, to help youth develop empathy and compassion. “My hope is the kids will really identify with the animals and open their hearts,” Madden Lankford said. “It could be transitional to their relationships with people, giving them strength to get out of gangs.” To learn more about “Born, Not Raised” visit www.humaneexposures. com. The book will be available on and A book signing will be held for “Born, Not Raised” on April 21 from 12-2 p.m. at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037; (858) 454-0347. Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Programs Manager Debbie Anderson said Marines like Paul always give her a sense of pride and make her feel very safe. “I know we’re in good hands,” said Anderson of Paul. “This is the future of our country.” Paul is currently in a five-year contract with the Marines and enlisting has given him a better vision of what he wants to do after his contract expires. He hopes to earn a college degree and has thought of returning to the military after that. “I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life,” said Paul. “Now I can look into the future a lot better than I could before. It doesn’t matter when you figure it out, as long as you keep trying to figure it out.”

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‘Legacies in Art’ at RSF Art Guild Gallery


ocal award-winning artists gathered at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Gallery on March 8 for a “Legacies in Art” reception, featuring Kim Wilkins. His artwork (and others’) will be on exhibit at the gallery through May 4. Visit for information about membership and purchasing artwork. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Bibbi Herrmann, Alistair MacCabe

Valerie Amber, Denise Tolbert Kim Wilkins, AC D’Augustine, Bob Cradic

Cindy Klong, Debbie Giese

Diane Thornton, Heidi Lerner

Susan Flanders, Dori Starkey, Ron Spelman Kim Doherty, Patricia D’Augustine

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Local artist and teens create special mural for Becky’s House BY KAREN BILLING Local resident Hanna Daly had always used her talents in art to make gifts for other people. Recently, she created one of her biggest gifts to date when she completed a mural at Becky’s House domestic violence shelter with help from five teenagers in the Becky House teen program. Becky’s House has the largest number of beds in the county for women and children escaping domestic violence and their program includes a 30-day stay in an emergency shelter, counseling, legal assistance, career development and children’s services. The mural, depicting a cityscape, dolphins in the ocean, a treasure chest, rainbow, waterfall and hot air balloons in a cloudy sky was painted on a 60-foot long, 15-foot tall wall around a rooftop deck. The deck is an important part of the shelter as many of the women and children are afraid to go outside and the protected deck is the only place they can be outside and let their children play during their stay. “It’s nice to do something good,” said Daly. “We get so sheltered here [in this

Teens recently helped local resident Hanna Daly paint a mural at Becky’s House. area], it’s perfect here. Stuff that you start to worry about is not important and you want to give back. This is the way I can give back.” Daly had always been into art but where she started is a lot different than the kind of work she’s doing now with her seven-year-old business, Hanna’s Murals. “I did tiny, color pencil

drawings. Itty bitty,” Daly said. Moving into murals was a challenge—the focus is less on small details and more on the overall piece. While some artists don’t like being told what to create, Daly actually prefers it to having a big, blank wall and having to figure out what to do. She encourages

input. “Someone tells you exactly what they want. I love it,” Daly said. In the first four years her business was mostly children’s rooms (“Low pressure, they love it no matter what”), but the down economy has her branching out doing more work for businesses.

Branching out also meant looking for ways to give back in her free time, offering her services to various organizations. She has worked with the Golden Hill Youth Center and Cecily’s Closet, an organization that does room makeovers for children with special needs. After approaching Becky’s House, they came to her with the option to paint the outside balcony. The space was so large that Daly asked if she could get some help and her answer came in the Becky’s House teen housing program. At first, Daly was worried that the teens would not be excited about the painting, but when they started to brainstorm they came up with all kinds of ideas for the mural and got really into the project. Daly let them incorporate all of their ideas into the piece, including some graffiti-font words of inspiration done by one “super talented” girl. “These teens used to live at Becky’s House so they know how it is,” Daly said of their ideas to add inspirational words like “hope” and “trust.” As the rooftop was a place children came to play, the teens also wanted to paint little hidden items in the mural that the kids could try to find. Daly tried to step away as much as she could to let them do most of the work, telling them that there were no mistakes in art. She found the teens loved mixing paints and treated paint splatters on their clothes as a mark of being a real artist. It took six months to complete the mural, working once a month to accommodate all of their schedules and finishing on Feb. 19 with a pizza party. “Is it perfect? No. But it’s so cool because they did it all together and learned through it,” Daly said. While this project is complete, Daly would love the opportunity to work with the teen program again on murallike projects, steering them away from using their artistic talents on tagging and graffiti. She hopes her project inspires others to find a way to give back in whatever ways they can. “The world is not all like Carmel Valley and I try to teach my kids that,” Daly said. “Anybody can help.” To learn more about Becky’s House, visit ywcasandiego. org. For Hanna’s Murals, visit


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Solana Santa Fe: A little love and logic goes a long way

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY STACEY PHILLIPS When it comes to parenting, a little “Love and Logic” can go a long way, according to Robyn Hubbard, Solana Santa Fe ’s school psychologist. Hubbard recently gave parents an introduction to the Love and Logic philosophy during a school PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meeting. She shared easy-to-use techniques to help parents have more fun and less stress in their role, while raising responsible children. “The goal is to prepare children to face the real world and help them learn now,” said Hubbard, who is an independent facilitator of the “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent” curriculum. Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline founded the Love and Logic philosophy in 1977. Over the past 35 years parents and teachers around the world have used it with much success. During her presentation, Hubbard explained two of the most important components of Love and Logic. She encouraged parents to set firm limits with their children in loving ways without anger, lecturing or threats. Also, when a child causes a problem, the parent should hold the child accountable by handing the problem back in a loving way. “You can’t just teach responsibility,” said Hubbard. “You have to create opportunities in your children’s lives to be responsible.” She encouraged parents to give their children small, age-appropriate tasks. Whether it’s asking your 2-year-old to help feed the dog or having your 11-year-old take out the garbage, Hubbard explained that these jobs provide children with the opportunity to experience being responsible.

When they have trouble completing the task, Hubbard said it is a good learning opportunity. “We can help guide them to solve their own problems,“ said Hubbard but added, “Children need to do the thinkRobyn Hubbard, Solana Santa ing.” Empa- Fe ’s school psychologist. thy is a big part of the Love and Logic method. Hubbard asked parents to show compassion and understanding with their children, especially during disagreements She offered ways to neutralize arguments such as speaking slowly with a low voice and using a one liner phrase. Some of her favorites include “How sad,” and “I love you too much to argue.” She explained that the fewer words you use during an argument, the more effective it can be. “The goal is to replace anger with empathy,” said Hubbard. She also stressed the power of nonverbal communication. “ We See LOVE, page B20

Horizon Prep 6th-8th Grade ACSI Writing Festival Finalists: (1st Row, L-R) Kylie Preske, Max Baloun, Emma Crosbie, Antonio Partida, Braeden Harryman, (2nd Row L-R) Lauren Bothe, Kyra Hendrickson, Makaela Lawson, Lily Morgans, Ross Admire, Ashlyn Mossy

Horizon Prep 4th-5th Grade ACSI Writing Festival Finalists: (L-R) Jenna Antonio, Annika Carlander, Emilie Mena, Brady Pedersen, Jesse Wasa, Keely McCallum, Alex Partida, Abby Gammel

Horizon ACSI Writing Festival finalists announced Horizon Prep recently announced the 2012 ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Writing Festival Finalists. The original student writings will now be submitted to the ACSI District Level. Any paper receiving a superior rating will be published in the 2012 ACSI Creative Writing Festival book. Every student in 4th through 8th Grade submitted a competition piece.

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Beethoven Memorial Marathon on the 185th Anniversary of the Composer's Death

TWO SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS in a unique cabaret setting

Monday, March 26, 7 p.m. Victoria Martino and James Lent present their most exciting and ambitious project to date: the complete sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven. A master of contrasts and surprises, Beethoven never allows the listener (or the performer!) to take anything for granted; tempestuous outbursts and tender murmurings alternate with moments of humor, playfulness and brilliant wit. This concert provides a unique opportunity for Beethoven lovers to immerse themselves completely in the great composer's genius—an event not to be missed! Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Room, 1008 Wall St, La Jolla Tickets: $30 member/$35 nonmember. For reservations, call (858) 454.5872 or visit

Sandra Bernhard I Love Being Me, Don't You? March 14-17, 2012

The Second City's Laugh Out Loud Tour March 21-24, 2012

20th Anniversary Half-Off Admission for San Diego Residents Tuesday, March 20 Birch Aquarium at Scripps celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012 with a special gift for San Diego County residents: Half-off admission on the 20th of every month through our anniversary month in September. Valid for residents living in zip codes 9190192199. Visitors must show a valid ID with zip code to receive the offer. Limit two children per valid adult. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Free Third Thursday Thursday, March 15 > 5-7 PM Visit MCASD for free tonight from 5-7 PM. The current exhibition, John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, features more than 100 works drawn from the impressively rich and deep holdings of contemporary prints assembled by collector, business man, and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer. MCASD La Jolla · 700 Prospect Street


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Crispy Red Snapper or Local Rockfish is dusted with potato starch, then fried and served whole with ponzu and sweet green-chili sauce.

Zenbu evokes a lounge atmosphere with dim lighting, candles on wooden tables, bamboo accents, Asian-inspired decor, and world-beat music playing in the background. A sushi bar and more seating are located on the upper level.

The Hot Volcanic Rock appetizer lets guests cook their own thin-sliced prime sirloin on a lava rock heated 400-degrees. PHOTOS BY DANIEL K. LEW

Relax and dine in comfort at Zenbu La Jolla’s welcoming lounge BY DANIEL K. LEW


apanese restaurants in San Diego County run the gamut from teriyaki joints to super buffets, and in between the mix is a growing wave of sushi lounges. Zenbu in La Jolla Village is among the places that helped make sushi bars become hot spots for cool atmosphere and exotic cuisine. Opened in 2000 by La Jolla resident Matthew Rimel, Zenbu (which means “all” in Japanese) aims to be the all-in-one spot as a restaurant, sushi bar and cocktail lounge. “We invite clientele to come here to enjoy their meals and have a dynamic experience, as opposed to most other Japanese restaurants in San Diego that have you get in, get your food, and get out,” said Nicole Scalese, general manager. “We’re much more geared for the full experience, having a cocktail, enjoying conversations, and enjoying a fine meal, too.” Zenbu opens at 5 p.m. daily and sets the lounge atmosphere mood with dim lighting, lit candles on wooden tables, bamboo accents, Asian-inspired decor, and eclectic

world-beat music playing in the background. Warner Valley near Lake Henshaw. Rimel is Zenbu has a full bar serving an extensive part owner of the ranch where free-roaming sake list, dining tables on two levels, a cattle graze solely on native grasses from traditional sushi bar on the upper level and the area. comfy corners for lounging. Zenbu is especially popular with locals The concept was so popular Rimel who know about the daily happy hour opened a second Zenbu location in Cardiff, from 5 to 6 p.m. when sushi rolls, hot and he also operates appetizers, beer, sake other restaurants, and cocktails are half including Rimel’s price. Rotisserie in La Jolla The menu reflects a Each week you’ll find a recipe from and Cardiff. mix of traditional the featured restaurant online at While many Japanese items and Just click ‘Get restaurants claim to Asian-inspired dishes The Recipe’at the bottom of the use fresh seafood and by Master Sushi Chef story. quality meats, Rimel Tim Johnson. says he can prove it, Regulars also know since he acquires that eating at the sushi much of it from his own fishing boats and bar can be more personable, especially when cattle ranch. asking for off-the-menu items. Zenbu offers Rimel’s eateries — especially important a wide range of sushi selections and rolls, for Zenbu — gets much of its local seafood salads and both hot-and-cold appetizers. from Ocean Giant, their own eco-friendly Fresh catches of the day are written on a fishing company. Similarly, their beef chalk board behind the sushi bar. comes from Homegrown Cattle Co. in One of the more unique and fun

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appetizers when seeking a sushi alternative with Japanese flair is the Hot Volcanic Rock. A smooth, lava rock is heated 400-degrees, then presented on the table where guests place thin-sliced prime sirloin on the rock. The beef literally sizzles on the steaming-hot rock, cooks within seconds and is served with a dipping sauce made from citrus ponzu and sesame oil. Zenbu recently added new items to its menu, like ramen and udon noodles, and a variety of small plates which are safe for non-adventurous diners, but still prepared with a gourmet twist. New, hot entrees include Miso-Glazed Black Cod served with bok choy and pickled vegetables, and Steamed Halibut with Asian vegetables and a black bean-soy glaze. For something on the exotic side with a big “wow” factor, try the Crispy Red Snapper or Local Rockfish. A fresh-caught fish is lightly dusted with potato starch, then fried to a crackling crisp, and served whole — head to tail — with ponzu and sweet green-chili sauce.

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Community invited to Village Church American Idol winner Scotty McCreery among performers to appear at SD County Fair this summer of RSF’s ‘Artists in Our Midst’ reception BY JOE TASH American Idol winner and country music sensation Scotty McCreery, classic pop singer Kenny Loggins, comedian Jeff Dunham and Latin crooner Joan Sebastian are among the acts that will take the grandstand stage during this summer’s San Diego County Fair. The board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which manages the stateowned Del Mar fairgrounds, unanimously approved contracts with a number of performers at its meeting on Tuesday, March 13. Fairgrounds officials said the list of performers approved Tuesday was partial, and that additional contracts will be brought to the board at its meeting next month. The 2012 San Diego County Fair runs from Friday, June 8, through Wednesday, July 4. The fair will be closed on Mondays, except for July 2. Many of the concerts are free with fair admission, and tickets for those that require an additional charge will go on sale this Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the fairgrounds box office. More information can be found at Dunham, a ventriloquist, will be the highest-paid among the performers approved Tuesday, at $200,000. Next was Joan Sebastian, who will be paid $190,000. A fair staffer announced that McCreery, last year’s American Idol winner, will also be performing, although his contract had not been finalized and was not on the

board’s agenda for approval. McCreery made history in October, when his debut album, “Clear as Day,” entered the Billboard charts at No. 1. He was the first country and western performer, and the youngest, at age 18, to debut in the top spot. Other grandstand acts include San Diego-based alternative rock band Switchfoot, pop singer Cody Simpson, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, KC and the Sunshine Band, Matisyahu and Weird Al Yankovic. Gospel artist Donnie McClurkin will perform on Saturday, June 9, following a performance by a 1,000-voice gospel choir composed of San Diego County residents, fair officials said. Rounding out the grandstand shows approved Tuesday by the board are Larry Hernandez, Latin; Demi Lovato, pop; Hot Chelle Rae, pop; La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Latin; and Julian Alvarez, Latin. Also approved by the board was a list of performers at other fairgrounds venues, including popular hypnotist Mark Yuzuik, the Doggies of the Wild West and Calamity Jo’s Magic Show. Singer Jim Messina, former partner of Kenny Loggins, will perform on a different day than Loggins as part of the Paddock Concert Series. Other Paddock series performers will include Eric Burdon and the Animals, Ben E. King, Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and John Tesh. Michael Jackson and Doors tribute shows are also planned.

The Village Church of Rancho Santa Fe invites the community to its “Artists in Our Midst” reception on Friday, March 23, from 5-7 p.m. at the church. The event will feature an art exhibit of Village Church artists, music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The Village Church is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067; (858) 756-2441;

Spring fashion luncheon benefit to be held at Flavor Del Mar On Wednesday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m., Del Mar Plaza will present a spring fashion preview luncheon at Flavor Del Mar atop Del Mar Plaza. The community is invited to celebrate the season while enjoying a delectable menu specially created for the occasion by Flavor Del Mar’s executive chef Brian Redzikowski. Informal modeling will highlight women’s fashions from Plaza boutiques including Peaches en Regalia, White House | Black Market, and Sunglass Hut, with jewelry and watches from Loghman Jewelers, and hair & makeup styling by Haim Salon. The event will include on-site shopping and an opportunity drawing featuring fabulous prizes from Cirque du Soleil, fashion show participants, and other Del Mar Plaza retailers including Urban Girl Accessories, Garys Studio, Chico’s, Saratoga Saddlery, Shimbashi Izakaya, Del Mar Rendezvous, Smashburger, Pacifica Del Mar, Michael Seewald Galleries, and more. A portion of ticket proceeds and 100 percent of opportunity drawing sales will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound, a premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans, and first responders with permanent physical disabilities. Tickets are $35 per person. To purchase tickets, call 760-942-2330, ext. 311. For more information, visit or

Fred Hall Outdoor Show coming to DM Fairgrounds March 22-25 The Fred Hall Show, the ultimate outdoor experience will host over 500 exhibitors March 22-25 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event will feature the hottest trends in boating, fishing, camping, hunting, water sports and international travel. Attractions and interactive activities include: the Kid’s Fish Free Trout Pond, the high flying dock dogs, fly casting, air gun, archery and stand up paddle board lessons. This fourday event is second largest boat show in California and the premier event for outdoor enthusiasts. For more information, visit or

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Local artist’s work featured on TV show ‘Army Wives’ BY KELLEY CARLSON Local artist Todd Krasovetz’s career is soaring. Two of his paintings, titled “Wings of Hope” and “Hidden Wings,” are being used on the set of the Lifetime TV show “Army Wives,” which airs at 9 p.m. EST Sundays. The works of art, which depict Navy corpsmen in human and angelic forms tending to wounded comrades in the field, will first appear in episode 607 and again in episode 612. “Wings Of Hope” is showcased in a doctor’s office in the fictional Mercer Medical Hospital, and “Hidden Wings” is displayed in a conference room in the same building. The sixth season of the show — which follows the lives of several Army wives and their families on a military base — began March 4, with two back-to-back episodes. “Army Wives” set decorator Missy Ricker found the pieces on two of Krasovetz’s Web sites: militaryartposters. com and “Ricker focused on my work following director

ABC Studios’ “Army Wives” military art titled “Hidden Wings” by artist Todd Krasovetz.

Artist Todd Krasovetz

John Kretchmer’s request for military art that spoke to the fact that the doctor in the show was a lieutenant colonel and medic in the Army,” said the 41-year-old Krasovetz. He admitted that he was surprised when he received a call from ABC’s studio attorneys to negotiate a purchase of the two paintings in December. “After speaking with Ricker, she explained that the director wanted an image that was striking and symbolized the strength, brotherhood and patriotism that exists in medical hospitals, and found my military artwork to be the perfect fit for the show,” Krasovetz said. “The things we ‘dress’ onto the set can make the whole story line a little deeper by giving viewers insight into the characters,” Ricker said in a news release. “Todd is able to capture the reality of life on the battlefield, while adding a hopeful, spiritual element ... celebrating the role of the medic in action.” Krasovetz drew his inspiration for his military paintings from his brother, Scott Krasovetz, a retired Navy corpsman. After being commissioned by the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton to do a “spirit” type of piece in 2001, Todd Krasovetz took his brother and friend Matt Murphy to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and had the comrades play war games while he captured the images to be used in the painting “Wings of Hope.” The artwork was unveiled at a POW dedication ceremony on the base in October 2001. “Any time a wounded soldier or family (of a wounded soldier) came in to see the

(picture), they would e-mail me,” Krasovetz said in an interview. “It went far beyond than what I was commissioned for.” The original “Wings of Hope” painting — along with “Hidden Wings” — is on permanent display at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and the Corpsman Field Training Center on base. “Army Wives” features hand-painted prints of the originals. Krasovetz finds the military artwork rewarding, as a number of people have left testimonials on his Web sites. USMC Sgt. Mary Dunn said her son, Patrick, USMC Cpl. 1/5 Alpha Company, was injured in Iraq when his armored Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb and a piece of shrapnel hit him. Two of his friends in the Humvee took Patrick’s boot off, applied a tourniquet, and kept him calm until they returned to base. The friends were killed the next day by another roadside bomb. Dunn said she saw “Wings of Hope” at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as she waited for Patrick’s arrival, and viewed the friends as the angels in the artwork. “Your military art picture really brought home the rest of the story,” she said on Krasovetz’s Official Military Art site. “We have such a huge military community; we need to be more appreciative of them,” Krasovetz said. “I try to bring back a positive light in this unfortunate economy.” While Krasovetz has only been creating pieces for the military for about 10 years, the Frankfurt, Germany, native has been an artist all of his life. He lists his influences as See ARTIST, page B20


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Break’n the Walls of Jericho The 3rd annual “Break’n the Walls of Jericho Dinner with the Pros” was held March 9 at Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach, hosted by punter Steve Weatherford of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, and former NFL kicker John Carney. The event featured a silent and live auction, and the athletes served as bartenders and waiters for the attendees. Proceeds from the event went toward Nativity Prep Academy, Blessed Sacrament Parish School, All for God, Mary’s Mercy Center and Veronica’s Home of Mercy. (Clockwise from top left) Super Bowl champion Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former Charger and Saints kicker John Carney hosted the 3rd Annual Break’n the Walls of Jericho Dinner with the Pros; Charger kicker Nick Novak and Jason Kyle of the New Orleans Saints played bartenders; New York Jets T.J. Conley, Marquice Cole and Nick Folk; New York Giants Chase Blackburn and James Brewer; Charger Quentin Jammer signs an autograph; Giant Derrick Martin signs a ball. Photos/Karen Billing

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he Canyon Crest Academy Foundation hosted Envision Raven Wishes Night on March 6 at the Del Mar Hilton. Attendees were able to meet with teachers and administrators, learn about the programs and their needs, and show their support by funding items needed in the Envision day classes and Conservatories. Envision, The Arts at Canyon Crest Academy, is a nationally recognized program that encompasses all of the Visual and Performing Arts courses offered at CCA. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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The ‘eyes the limit’ at new eyewear retailer Owner of Optylux discovered, pioneered sale of feather-inlayed eyewear frames BY CLAIRE HARLIN Feathers are at the fashion forefront, commonly seen in ladies’ hair, on clothes or worn as jewelry. But have you ever heard of feathers in eyewear? It’s a new thing and there’s only one line of eyewear in the world doing it — Italian brand été, meaning “summer” in French — and there happens to be a retailer in Solana Beach that carries the line. Optylux just opened its doors at 731 South Highway 101 last week. In fact, owner Helmut Igel opened the store, in part, because he was so inspired by the feather line. “I discovered the line at the MIDO trade show in Milan, and I thought, ‘Wow, women are really

Left: Helmut Igel, owner of Optylux, shows off a pair of Nautic glasses, made famous in the 1970s by stars such as Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor. Above: Optylux, which recently opened its doors at 731 South Highway 101, is known for importing featherinlayed eyewear from Italy. PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN going to love this,’” Igel said. “They are the only ones using real feathers, but what really inspired me was the color and artistic talent.” Igel has been selling the eyewear to individuals and optometry offices for a few years, however, he wanted to open his own store so

he could include more unique, high-fashion pieces. “I was finding out that optometry offices were too conservative in what they would carry,” he said. “We find there are so many different types of personalities and we try to have it all. There’s more out there

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than black and tortoise frames.” The frames are crafted by hand in Italy from pheasant feathers, which are laid between two sheets of plastic, pressed for 12 hours and then cut. The excess material is used to make matching bracelets

and pendants, and each pair of glasses comes with a feathered case. Igel said Optylux is focused on retail, whereas most optometry offices focus on the medical aspect, with retail coming second. “We’re fashion-oriented,” he said. “We wanted

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Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Balance screenings offered at the Senior Center BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 8 million American adults report having a chronic problem with balance. Additionally, 2.4 Terrie Litwin million American adults report having a chronic problem with dizziness. Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether moving or remaining still. A good sense of balance allows you to walk without staggering, get up from a chair without falling and climb stairs without tripping. Having good balance is important in carrying out daily activities. Losing balance is a serious problem for older adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, each year, more than one third of people over 65 years of age suffer a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults. Falls can also lead to non fatal but debilitating injuries such as hip fractures which often result in limitations on activities and loss of independence. Proper balance depends upon three senses – vision, sense of spacial orientation, and the vestibular system of the inner ear. Each of these senses diminishes with age, making balance

more difficult. Unfortunately, fear of falling often leads seniors to become less active when, in fact, becoming more active can help reduce risk. Scientists are working to understand the complex interactions between the brain and the part of the inner ear responsible for balance. They are also studying the effectiveness of certain exercises as a treatment option for balance disorders. There are many possible causes of balance problems. Sometimes they are a sign of other health problems, therefore, it is important to have a potential balance disorder diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. On Friday, March 30, from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., Licensed Physical Therapist Jim Prussack will conduct individual balance screenings and offer personalized recommendations to assist you in improving your balance and lowering your risk of falling. Please call the Senior Center at (858)756-3041 to schedule your appointment. UPCOMING EVENTS: Music Appreciation & Art History Monday afternoons 2 p.m. Please call for more information (858) 756-3041 ***** French Discussion Group 1st & 3rd Thursdays 10:30 a.m. No reservation required!

Christian music fans are sure to welcome Angotti to All Hallows BY PAT SHERMAN Contemporary Christian recording artist John Angotti will bring his highenergy message of hope and healing to La Jolla when he performs at All Hallows Catholic Church, 7 p.m. March 26. The charismatic, constantly touring pianist and songwriter has performed at Carnegie Hall and for Pope Benedict XVI. “If you’re involved in Christian music, he’s the Billy Joel, he’s the Elton John — the man at the piano who can change your life,” said Cindy Bosh, All Hallows’ director of stewardship. Angotti will make the trek to San Diego following his performance at the Los Angeles Religious Education Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center, where Bosh first saw him perform. She says the concert was a seminal experience for her. “You walk out and are a different person,” she said. “He just reaches that deep down inside.” Raised the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Angotti belted out his first tune at age 4 when he sang the hymn, “The Church’s One Foundation.” He went on to study piano and served as lead singer of a Navy rock band

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that covered everything from Journey to the Temptations. The music missionary said he strives to help people develop an understanding of God through everyday life events. “Most people have no idea; they can’t connect the story of their everyday life to the story (of God),” he said. “Everything is sacramental, because it all comes from God.”

All Hallows’ musical director Jennifer Michael said Angotti has a knack for inspiring teenagers while appealing to older audience members. “He doesn’t alienate their grandparents or their parents,” Michael said. “They can all go to the same place and be very excited by him. Michael said Angotti also works to highlight the role of men in the church. “That’s kind of big for him because a lot of men are afraid to show their faith,” she said. In his music, Angotti likens freewill to a paintbrush. “We’re all handed a paintbrush,” he said. “What are you going to do with it? What kind of painting are we making of our life?” The concert will be one of the first places fans can purchase Angotti’s new CD, which characterized as a mix of liturgical, contemporary Christian and mainstream crossover tunes. Though he sometimes plays acoustic shows while traveling, Angotti will be backed by local musicians for the All Hallows show, including a drummer, bassist and electric guitar player. “We’re definitely going to throw down the pedal, turn up the volume,” he said.

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Musicians shine at unique Torrey Pines High School Winter Concerts BY MEGAN MCVAY When the musicians of the Torrey Pines High School Advanced Orchestra filed onto the Canyon Crest Academy stage on Wednesday, March 7, they had already tuned their instruments to perfection and ironed out every crease in their black suits and dresses. They had rehearsed every movement, rhythm and note and memorized their respective solos for their Winter Concert. Yet, even the causal audience member noticed that something was amiss. They carried neither sheet music nor music stands and no conductor stood on the stage as the lights dimmed and curtains opened. Nevertheless, the musicians circled around in an arc formation, with concertmistress Anita Chen standing in the center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shivering, frozen mid the frosty snow in biting, stinging winds; running to and fro to stamp oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s icy feet, teeth chattering in the bitter chillâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they began, reciting the words to Antonin Vivaldiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sonnet before performing his 8-minute, three movement piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winterâ&#x20AC;? by memory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually musicians memorize their solo pieces, but it was different because the rest of the orchestra had to memorize it as well,â&#x20AC;? said concertmistress and TPHS junior Anita Chen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But playing the piece without a conductor, in some ways, made it easier for the orchestra to concentrate on sound and work as a team.â&#x20AC;? The 290 students who make up the TPHS Music Program began rehearsing for the two-night Winter Concert Series in November in their enrollment-by-audition-only classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because each group is a separate class, I picked the music within each groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abilities and also made sure to contrast the different styles and rhythms,â&#x20AC;? said TPHS Director of Music Amy Willcox. Family and friends arrived at Canyon Crest Academy on March 5 to see the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Combos concert and again on March 7 to see the Intermediate Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra and Jazz Band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to have the groups perform on different nights so that the underclassmen can see what they are working toward and what goals they need to set. I even invited 8th graders who are interested in music to come to the concerts,â&#x20AC;? said Willcox. Performing pieces ranging from Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Huntâ&#x20AC;? to Lillian Hardin Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Struttinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Some Barbecue,â&#x20AC;? the musicians struck a high note with their peers, parents and siblings who sat in the audience, flowers in hand.

Anita Chen â&#x20AC;&#x153;The difference between the Fall, Winter and Spring concerts is very apparent. As the year goes on, the groups continue to jell,â&#x20AC;? said Willcox. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was excited for them to perform because I knew they were prepared. Everything went well, and it was awesome to be able to sit in the audience and enjoy their music because I never usually get to do that.â&#x20AC;? Performing for supportive friends and family served as good preparation for the Class A musicians as they now move into their competition season and play the same pieces in front of a less-forgiving set of judges. In the next few months, the TPHS musicians will play at numerous events, including the three-day Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Festival, the Irvine Jazz Festival and the Fullerton Jazz Festival. Also, this April, the Jazz Band will travel to New Orleans for the first time to perform. The wide range of musicians in the TPHS Music Program might differ in terms of their chairs and instruments, but there is one thing all 290 students are working toward: the highly coveted â&#x20AC;&#x153;unanimous superior,â&#x20AC;? meaning superior ratings from all three judges at competitions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Competitions are a quantitative way of judging, but the concerts are for our community, family and friends. We have to make sure the performances are really good because we have to have a reason why we are practicing,â&#x20AC;? said Baritone Saxophonist and TPHS junior Victor Hakim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the end, concerts are like publishing your book. It feels good to get your sound out there.â&#x20AC;? For upcoming concert and competition dates, videos or more information visit

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Santa Fe Christian presents ‘The Music Man’ Students from Santa Fe Christian Schools will be bringing “trouble from River City” to the Star Theatre in Oceanside beginning Friday, March 23, staging Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.” The cast and crew of 55 comprise students from 2nd through the 12th grades with Issac Randel taking on the role of the fast talking salesman Harold Hill and Hannah Prater playing his love interest Marian. A special performance for senior citizens is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, at 5 p.m. with a ticket price of just $5. Additional performances are March 23 at 7 p.m., March 24 at 2 and 7 p.m., March 30 at 7 p.m. and March 31 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at For more information please contact us at: (858) 755-8900 or

(Right) Local residents Hannah Prater and Issac Randel perform the lead roles in Santa Fe Christian Schools production of the Music Man.

Parent forum to be held on teen dating: healthy/unhealthy relationships “What’s Love got to do with it?” a parent forum on teen dating, specifically focusing on healthy and unhealthy teenage relationships; awareness, strategies and resources, is the topic for the next community parent forum at San Dieguito Academy at 800 Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Media Center. “We have learned from surveying students that this is a topic that kids do not hear enough about from their parents – so teens turn to their peers for support and advice,” said Clarita Thoms-May, a marriage and family therapist who will be part of a panel presentation. Thoms-May will be joined by advocate and author Elin Steebins- Waldahl, and Christina Schmidt a family planning coordinator from North County Health Services. “Trust, respect, communication, friendship and independence are all components of a healthy relationship,” stated Schmidt. The benefits to a healthy relationship are endless – happiness, personal satisfaction, trust, acceptance and having fun just to name a few.” Elin Steebins- Waldahl, author of Tornado Warnings, a personal memoir reflecting her own past relationship that turned perilous, will identify warning signals to be aware of in a relationship. The forum, sponsored by the parent foundation at San Dieguito Academy, is free and open to the public. High school students are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. To rsvp, please email

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Teen Volunteers in Action members gratified by work with the homeless and hungry Teen Volunteers in Action offers its members many opportunities to cook and serve meals to the homeless and hungry at a number of San Diego County nonprofit organizations where the mission is to support those in need by providing sustenance, support and a caring environment. Recent and ongoing TVIA events that provide assistance to charities providing food to the hungry include Interfaith Community Services and Saint Vincent de Paul TVIA volunteers served dinner at St. Vincent de Paul on Village. Feb. 26. Following is TVIA member Matthew Parker’s perspective on how helping the hungry has enriched his life: “I am a 12th-grade student at Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley and serve on the Leadership Council at Teen Volunteers in Action. I have been involved in TVIA for six years and have volunteered at a wide variety of events. “One event where I have especially felt myself making a difference is feeding the homeless at Saint Vincent de Paul Village []. This nonprofit organization houses over 1,000 individuals and assists 2,200 people each day. “The mission at Saint Vincent de Paul is to help those in need to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by promoting self-sufficiency through innovative services, multidisciplinary programs and partnerships. “The Village is designed as a one-stop center to address all the rehabilitative needs of the homeless on one campus. Child care, family literacy and parenting classes are available while parents work off site or meet program requirements on campus. A range of clinical services are offered, and the Career and Education Center teaches participants job skills, computer literacy and adult education. Health-care services and meals – up to 3,000 each day – are also provided. “As I place hot dogs, beans, and broccoli on the trays of the people who are less fortunate, I am able to witness their immediate gratification, which makes me feel good about what I am doing. “Being a part of TVIA has been a meaningful experience for me, and I encourage other young men to participate. There are dozens of events to choose from, but I would certainly recommend serving the homeless at Saint Vincent de Paul.”

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Bridal Showcase coming to Flower Hill Promenade Join an exclusive selection of San Diego wedding planners, bridal experts and special event vendors as they come together for the event debut of “Hitched! A Bridal Showcase at Flower Hill Promenade.” On Thursday, March 29, from 4-7 p.m., attendees will find everything they need to plan a wedding in one place, from the latest bridal fashions, unique wedding décor and floral arrangements, gourmet food, wine and desserts, current wedding trends, and everything in between needed for the big day. Throughout the evening, wedding coordinators and experts will share their tips to make sure the big day runs without a “hitch.” Experts from Spa Gregorie’s will show how brides and their bridal parties can look and feel their best with pre-wedding spa treatments and bridal hair and makeup tips, Diamond Boutique will help brides glam up their wedding looks by inviting them to try on stunning jewelry pieces, and

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Seaport Village to host Sixth Annual Busker Festival Seaport Village will welcome the unthinkable from across the country at its sixth annual Spring Busker Festival, Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. The celebration brings colorful street performers like sword swallowers, jugglers on unicycles, escape artists and comedic stuntmen to the cobblestone streets of downtown’s Seaport Village. The extraordinary and bizarre talents at this year’s festival will provide outdoor amusement for all unlike any other festival in the region. For more information visit or call 619-235-4014.

World-famous musicians to appear at CCA Music Festival A dazzling music and dance extravaganza, Gamelan Festival 2012, will be held on Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy. A gamelan is a traditional Indonesian orchestra that features tuned metal percussion instruments that are used to accompany puppet plays and classical dances. This Center for World Music Indonesian performing arts Festival will feature the six Javanese and Balinese gamelan orchestra groups in San Diego. The musicians and dancers performing have trained with their esteemed Indonesian leaders, Djoko Walujo and Ade Suparman, both of whom are distinguished master musicians from Java, Indonesia. The Gamelan Festival 2012 is a cultural and artistic extravaganza that the entire family can enjoy. Canyon Crest Academy is located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, contact: John Gabriel, Center for World Music at (760) 845-9480 or

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Elijah will be there, will you? Celebrate Passover at RSF event 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, hand baked shmurah matzah, plenty of wine and fascinating insights into the festival of freedom. Celebrate this Passover on Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. with the RSF communal Seder at Morgan Run resort. To make a reservation please call Chabad Jewish Center of RSF at 858.756.7571 or visit Feel free to contact us for all your Passover needs. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. With special thanks to Dr Bob Shillman for making Passover Seder 2012 possible.

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Steffen Peters of San Diego and Ravel perform a pirouette in front of the judges during the Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire’s CDI Grand Prix for Special class on March 10 at the Del Mar Horsepark. Ravel earned a 79.21 percent to win the class, and went on to take first in the Olympic Grand Prix Special the following day. Many of the competitors over the weekend were trying to earn points for this year’s Olympics in London and the World Cup Finals in The Netherlands. Physically challenged riders also competed to qualify for the Olympics in the Para Equestrian division. Photo by Kelley Carlson

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March 15, 2012

Upcoming regional events

Rancho Valencia hires new Director of Restaurants

No Blarney Here To quote the oft-quoted Adrienne Cook: â&#x20AC;&#x153;St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dreams into summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magic.â&#x20AC;? Join the members of the Ireland Fund Young Leaders and their non-Irish pals as they launch the transformation, 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 17. The gathering at Barfly/La Jolla, 909 Prospect St., will feature eats and dancing to the music of Desire, a U2 cover band. Tickets, $65 or $100 for two presale/$75 at the door, include a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flogginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mollyâ&#x20AC;? signature cocktail and complimentary buffet. Proceeds benefit the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Promising Irelandâ&#x20AC;? campaign to raise $100 million by the end of 2013 on behalf of charities throughout Ireland. $65 or $100 for two presale, $75 at the door. (858) 212-6080 or tinyurl. com/7x7cky3 Irish Poetry Reading If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to head over to D.G. Wills Books for the 33rd annual Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Praise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messrs. Guinness and Harp will officiate the proceedings,â&#x20AC;? according to the proprietor. Starting at 7 p.m., the public will have a chance to read their favorite passages from the likes of James Joyce, Sean Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Casey and, yes even, Oscar Fingal Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Flahertie WillsWilde. The fun continues until it ends. 7461 Girard Ave. (858) 456-1800. Sacred Music On the bill at two March 23 concerts: â&#x20AC;˘The San Diego Early Music Society presents La RĂŞveuse and tenor Jeffrey Thompson, 8 p.m. at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 734 Prospect St. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll perform songs by Lambert and Charpentier, for the sound of the French haute-contre voice, as well as instrumental music of the period. Tickets: $18-$25. (619) 291-8246. â&#x20AC;˘ The Early Music vocal ensemble, Pacific Camerata, presents a Lenten program of a capella music, 7:30 p.m. March 23 at St. George Serbian Church, 3025 Denver St., Clairemont. Included is Spanish Renaissance master Tomas Luis de Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Requiem for Four Voices.â&#x20AC;? Tickets: $10$15. (619) 527-4457. Straight from Chi-Town The Second Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laugh Out Loud Tour will bring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 52-year history to the La Jolla Playhouse Potiker Theatre on the UCSD campus. Performance times vary for the March 21-24 shows. Tickets: $30-45. Orchid Lecture Want to learn â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Kill Your Orchidsâ&#x20AC;?? Then join grower Jerry Spencer for an entertaining and informative talk on orchid culture when the San Diego County Cymbidium Society meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden. At 6:30 p.m., Harry Clyde, a long-time member of the Society, will present a culture class on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Repotting Cymbidiums.â&#x20AC;? Free, nonmembers welcome. (760) 931-0502. E-mail billtcwong@att. net. The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diva A special benefit concert featuring the return of operatic superstar RenĂŠe Fleming is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Civic Theatre, Third and B Streets. Joined by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and led by conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Fleming will perform a selection of arias, art songs, as well as Broadway and popular songs to benefit San Diego Operaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bravissimo Campaign for Artistic Excellence.Tickets: $100-$1,000. (619) 533-7000 sdopera. com Beach Birds SEA Days at the Birch Aquarium takes to the skies at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, as scientists teach visitors about amazing ocean-going birds and how adaptations allow them to survive in a watery world. Youngsters will have a chance to make a bird craft and listen to stories. The program is included with admission, $9.50-$14. Free parking. 2300 Expedition Way. The aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (858) 534-3474. Rising Stars La Jolla Music Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Discovery Series continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18 with cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, winner at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. The young Armenianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program at The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive., will include music by Gried, Chopin, Shostakovich and Rostropovich. At 2 p.m., a Prelude will present students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. Tickets: $5-30. (858) 4593728.

Rancho Valencia, Rancho Santa Feâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 45-acre luxury resort, is pleased to announce Jayson Knack as the newest member of its talented food and beverage team. A Master Court Sommelier and seasoned wine expert, Knack brings more than 10 years of experience managing fine dining restaurants to his position as the Director of Restaurants for the premier destination resort and spa in San Diego. Knackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival highlights a major initiative of the luxury resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current $20 million renovation- the re-conception of the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food and beverage programming. Over the duration of the renovation, he will lead a series of in-house training seminars dedicat-

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he Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe added a creative twist to this year’s community Purim celebration. “Magical Purim” attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner along with incredible illusions from magican Joel Ward on March 7 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. The celebration also featured a child-friendly reading of the biblical scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillah. Visit

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Your Family Matters: Parenting other people’s children

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BY DR. KEITH KANNER Eight-year-old Sally was over at her friend Kara’s house for a playdate recently when Sally’s mother overheard Kara tell Sally that if she did not play the game she wanted to play, she would no longer be her friend and would go home. Sally, both wanting to maintain her friendship with Kara yet also feeling frustrated over being manipulated, sadly complied with Sally’s request. Sally’s mother, however, was conDr. Keith Kanner cerned with the effect that this interaction had on Sally, as well as Kara’s potential manipulating style. Here, Sally’s mother found herself in a bind. Although she and Kara’s mom are friends she was conflicted as to whether it was appropriate or not to approach Kara with her concerns about her behavior. In addition, she was concerned on hurting Kara’s mom’s feelings if she brought the conflict to her attention, fearing that Kara’s mom would hear her discussion as a criticism rather than a friend trying to be a helpful parent to another. These types of interactions happen on a daily basis in any household when children interact with others, whether they are 8 or 14. As children and adolescents internally manage a variety of feelings and beliefs at once, external conflicts manifest readily placing the children in conflict and a process of resolution. In many cases, the children and adolescents are able to work out their conflicts between themselves, but in other cases, adult intervention becomes both necessary and helpful in order to provide safety and prevent a child’s feelings or spirit from being overly injured. However, most parents feel in conflict as to whether or not it is their place to intervene due to not wanting to cause a feared negative outcome either with the child or their parent. Although it certainly makes sense that one is concerned about potentially overstepping their boundaries, the other side of the coin indicates that children and adolescents are still in the process of internalizing rules and morals, as well as molding their personalities. Here, external remarks, rules, suggestions, and education are still being woven into their development, which is a vital necessity for optimal growth and development as a healthy individual. In terms of where this external influence comes from, the list is endless. A term that is often used in the literature is “Developmental Object” can be a parent, a teacher, a coach, or another parent, just to name a few, with the underlying message that any adult intervention is significant to a child or adolescent. Furthermore, most parents come to a realization that as a child attempts to differentiate themselves from their parents, the child or adolescent might actually be more amenable to suggestions about conduct, behavior, and important developmental tasks from non-parental adults which can actually be very healthy and helpful for their development. When 14-year-old Brad heard from his friend David’s father that if he didn’t buckle down and get his grades up, his chances to get into a good college would be slim, Brad decided to become serious and began to be become better organized and studious. Brad’s parents had numerous discussions about this topic with Brad for over a year and were not able to motivate him to take school seriously, but because David’s father was

The 8th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Chief Judge, Dr. Cy Conrad is joined by Ed Gilbertson as Honorary Chief Judge for the 2012 Concours to be held at La Jolla Cove on Sunday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance features various types of fine automobile gems. Ed Gilbertson has served as chief judge for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 27 years. In addition to Pebble Beach, he has served as as Chief Judge for the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, as well as the Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours. Gilbertson will serve as Honorary Chief Judge for the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance alongside Chief Judge Dr. Cy Conrad, who has served as a concours Chief Judge for 35 years. Keith Martin returns as the emcee and will present awards recognizing winners in a variety of categories, including cars on the Saturday Motor Tour, Concours specialty classes and special awards such as the “Keith Martin Award”, “Director’s Choice” and more. A full list of categories are listed on the website

not his parent, he listened and applied his suggestions. This is a good example about how influential all types of adults are to a child or adolescent’s development which can then become generalized to all aspects of their lives. When adults can determine that they are all “on the same team” to promote healthy development for their collective children, helping another child work through a problem, demonstrate choices, and when the child can see the adult as a helpful and trustful person, this should then align the adults about helping each other rather that feeling criticized by a friend about their parenting. After all, no child or adult is perfect and everyone can use helpful advice from time to time. Key points (parenting others’ children) 1. Non- Parent adults can be very helpful in teaching children appropriateness 2. Agree to work together with your friends as aligned parents 3. Try not to feel criticized when your friends try to help your child 4. Tell the other adult what happened and what you did 5. Every child looks to adults for guidance and test for help 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 of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.

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RSF resident celebrated A party was recently held for RSF resident and anesthesiologist Dr. Donald Bernstein, who recently retired from practice after 39 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 36 of them at Palomar Medical Center. Bernstein is now working for Sotera Wireless, a company developing rapid response monitoring devices. The event was hosted by his former employer Anesthesia Consultants of California Medical Group. Photos/Rob McKenzie

Trudy and Dr. Joseph Mann, Dr. Anthony and Melody Phung

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Beethoven, Stravinsky symphonies keystones in ‘The Classicist’ concert The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will perform Beethoven, Mozart and two works by Stravinsky, March 17-18, in its fourth concert of the “Stravinsky Circus!” season. Music Director Steven Schick will lead the orchestra in this concise and evocative program with the idea of classicism as its recurring theme. The program begins with the “Overture to The Marriage of Figaro,” composed by the greatest classicist of them all – Mozart. Next is Stravinsky’s most classical work, his “Symphony in C,” modeled after Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1 in C Major.” Beethoven’s first symphony concludes the program. In between guests will hear the influence of 20th-century popular culture in Stravinsky’s jazz-infused “Ebony Concerto,” written for clarinet soloist and Woody Herman’s jazz orchestra. Curt Miller is soloist. Mozart’s comic opera, “The Marriage of Figaro,” was composed in 1786 and based on a play that satirized the aristocracy. From the first instant, when this music stirs to life, to its sudden explosions of energy, the overture delights all who hear it, and it is often played as a concert opener.

If you go What: La Jolla Symphony & Chorus concert When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 Where: Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD. Tickets: $29-$15. Parking is free. Pre-concert lecture one hour prior to concert times. Box Office: (858) 534-4637 Web: Stravinsky composed “Symphony in C” between 1938 and 1940. Stravinsky had been diagnosed with tuberculosis, and he lost his wife, daughter, and mother to illness in 1938 and 1939. The first two movements of his symphony were written in France and Switzerland, before the political climate in Europe forced Stravinsky to emigrate to the U.S. in 1940, where he completed the third and fourth movements. Stravinsky distinguished between the European and the American movements, particularly in differences to rhythmic character. Whereas the first two movements exhibit the influences of

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Beethoven and Haydn, Stravinsky said that the last two movements would not have occurred to him “before I had known the neon glitter of the California boulevards from a speeding automobile.” Stravinsky’s “Ebony Concerto” was composed shortly after the end of World War II and is representative of his neo-classical

period. Written for the Woody Herman jazz orchestra, Stravinsky described this work as “a jazz concerto grosso with a blues slow movement.” The Concerto features a clarinet solo, performed in this concert by Curt Miller. A member of the San Diego New Music Collective, Miller studies clarinet at UCSD with Anthony Burr, and is a 2011 LJS&C Young

Artists Winner. It seems fitting that Beethoven – whose symphonies changed the conception of the genre – composed his first symphony at the dawn of a new century. The symphony was composed in 1799-1800 and premiered in Vienna in April 1800, when Beethoven was 29. — From Symphony Reports


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Sheer beauty The good, the bad and the ugly came out for the Ugly Dog Show, which took place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on March 11. The event, presented by the Del Mar Kiwanis Club and the San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce, featured a number of contests, including a dog owner look-alike contest and the most notable “Ugliest Dog” competition. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Safehouse Program and Helen Woodward Therapeutic Riding Program, PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN

Above: Rebecca Granillo with “Harley” Below: Lopez family with painted dogs Yuli Mita and Grace Yang

Top: Peggy Stern and “Gigi” Above: Janet Terry and Plumeria

LOVE Continued from page B3 want to send the implied message that ‘you can handle this.’” Another key to the Love and Logic method is to give children choices throughout the day. She said that this gives them a sense of control and recommended using phrases like “Would you rather ___ or ___?” As a Love and Logic parent for the past 10 years, Hubbard said she has found these methods increase the odds children will have more success in the future. All it takes is a little Love and Logic. The Love and Logic Institute, based in Colorado, offers seminars across the country as well as books, CDs and DVDs. More information about Love and Logic can be found on their web site:

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ARTIST Continued from page B7 John Singer Sargent, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock. “Even as a child, I really loved doing it,” Krasovetz said. “In kindergarten, through grade school, and even when I graduated from New Mexico State University with a BFA degree (in 2003, with a specialty in painting), I have always excelled in the arts.” He started getting consistent work as a professional artist in 1997. Krasovetz has had many achievements over the years, but one of his proudest occurred in 2004, when he was asked to be a part of a silent auction held during the TaylorMade-Adidas-sponsored golf tournament in Rancho Santa Fe. His abstract painting “Light Within” was purchased by the owners of the Inns of America Suites in Carlsbad, and subsequently hung in the lobby. Today, Krasovetz’s artwork can be found in various locations around the country. Along with the previously mentioned sites on Camp Pendleton, his pieces can be found at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park; Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s Johnson Hall in San

Diego; Field Medical Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton; Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River in Maryland; William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas; and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Krasovetz is also represented for contemporary abstract art at the Agora Gallery in New York City, where he will have a collective exhibition show from June 12 through July 3. While he specializes in military pieces, Krasovetz is often commissioned to produce high-end family and children’s portraits, book illustrations and commercial interior design. Other services Krasovetz offers include: TV and movie studio art production; realistic/hyper-realism illustrations; realistic paintings and drawings; landscape and ocean scenes; large-scale Old World maps; master reproductions and portraits, including celebrity artists, musicians, athletes and movie stars; art photography; and high-end murals. He has a number of projects on the horizon. Among Krasovetz’s works in production is a painting for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.; a master’s reproduction of artwork “The Bricoleur’s Daughter” by Mark Tansy for a management group in Solana

Left: Chomper, Above: Roger Beach; illustrations for a children’s book titled “Where’s My Bobby?”; a mural project for Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton; and a 23-painting installation for Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Also in 2012, he plans to donate an original oil painting of Steve Jobs to the family, and a corporate strategic partnership is slated between Official Military Art/Todd Krasovetz and Golden Healthcare of Temecula. Next year, Krasovetz will complete a sculpture for the new hospital at Camp Pendleton. When he isn’t busy with artwork, Krasovetz enjoys music writing and production, fishing, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family, including wife Kourtney and 7-year-old daughter Alyssa. Krasovetz has a working live indoor and outdoor studio open to the public, at 3236 Fenelon St. in San Diego. In addition, he has small working studios in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Carlsbad. For more information about Krasovetz and his artwork, call (619) 490-9985, or go to,, and www.militaryartposters. com.

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elen Woodward Animal Center’s new, state-of-the-art Companion Animal Hospital, which opened for business earlier this month, welcomes those interested to come check out the new high-tech facility. The hospital, which was funded entirely by local donors — including one prominent San Diego family who has dedicated the new facility to St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of the Animals — offers pets the most modern advances in veterinary care. (Above) Companion Animal Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Patricia Carter explains the goals of the new facility. Visit www. PHOTOS: JON CLARK



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Coldwell Banker Real Estate ranked highest real estate franchise in Training Magazine’s Annual Training Top 125, No. 9 Overall Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has been ranked No. 9 overall among companies throughout all industries in the United States for its highly acclaimed Coldwell Banker University training platform in the annual Training Top 125 by Training magazine, the training industry’s premier publication. In addition, Coldwell Banker Real Estate is the highest ranked real estate franchise on the list and is in the company of some of the most prominent training programs in the country. “We are immensely proud to have been ranked as one of the top ten companies in the United States overall and the highest among any real estate company by Training magazine,” said Director of Education and Training for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for the Southwest, Nancy Kohutek. “Coldwell Banker recognizes the importance of outstanding training programs and has put a significant emphasis on providing our agents with the Nancy Kohutek, critical tools, resources and state-of-the-art platforms to help them director of education effectively learn and apply their knowledge to better serve our cli- and training for ents.” Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker Real Estate, a leader in residential and comResidential Brokerage mercial real estate, appeared on the Training Top 125 list for the for the Southwest. third year in a row, improving its ranking by more than 50 spots, the highest ranking Coldwell Banker Real Estate has achieved on the Training Top 125 to date. This is Training magazine’s 12th annual competition that evaluates organizational learning programs and evaluates companies on a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including the scope of development programs and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives. In the past year, Coldwell Banker University has leveraged advanced technologies and focused its training on streaming video, proprietary social media collaboration and online communities of practice with its launch of the BlueView and Managing Broker Academy online learning portals. “Our agents throughout San Diego County and Temecula Valley benefit from the indepth and personalized approach we have developed to advance their skills, capabilities and business,” adds Kohutek.


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Rancho Santa Fe-$8,950,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$5,295,000

Grand Chateau promises gracious family living and entertaining, encompassing over 11,500 square feet including generous patio areas allowing for grand parties.

Private and gated, magnificent Italian estate situated on 1.66 acres. A custom designed, 4 bedroom home plus a detached guest house.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$5,500,000

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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.

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Rancho La Cima-$3,595,000

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2 story Italian villa on 1+ acre with 7,112 sq.ft. offering unique design featuring spacious courtyards.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,495,000

La Jolla-2,395,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,749,000

Trail access to an incredible equestrian property on 3.18 acres. The floor plan is spacious and beautiful with 4 bedrooms in the main house.

Modern Craftsman with panoramic ocean views from hillside setting located in the Village. 5br/4ba, 4000 sq.ft of charm.

Peaceful setting on 3.1 acre site. Older home with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, outdoor veranda and pool.

Solana Beach-$1,650,000

La Costa Estates-$1,495,000


Beach Craftsman west of hwy 101, 5br/4ba, 2642 esf with open floor plan. Experience the best of California living

A very private, one acre estate atop a hill with an amazing lagoon, ocean view. 5br/5ba, 4799 sq.ft of living space

Gorgeous Custom 5br home with wood and slate floors and professional kitchen opening to great room and patios


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