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Residential Customer Del Mar CA, 92014 ECRWSS

Volume XVI, Issue 12

March 22, 2012 Published Weekly


State politics leaves young kindergartners in limbo

■ Air Force flight medic tends to those wounded on battlefield. Page 8

BY MARSHA SUTTON Legislation requiring public schools to offer a prekindergarten class this fall for “young fives” — and California Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to override the law — has given many school districts a case of whiplash with the on-again, off-again debate. Learning last year that Brown wanted to eliminate

the requirement, many districts put their plans for transitional kindergarten, or TK, on hold. But last week, California’s Assembly budget committee solidly rejected Brown’s plan to eliminate the requirement for TK and stood behind the law as written. Transitional kindergarten is part of a larger bill known as the Kindergarten

Readiness Act, which passed in 2010 and advances the date by which children must turn 5 to start kindergarten. The law, Senate Bill 1381, takes effect this fall, when the cutoff date will be Nov. 1. In 2013, the date will be Oct. 1. And in 2014, the date by which children must be 5 to enter kindergarten will be Sept. 1, where it will remain. Prior California law

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stated that children must turn 5 by Dec. 2 to enter kindergarten. SB-1381, sponsored by state senator Joe Simitian, includes a mandate for Calif. school districts to develop and implement a transitional kindergarten program for children with fall birthdays who will be too young to start kindergarten once the law kicks in.

According to Simitian’s office, TK will “improve the pre-first-grade preparation for those fall birthday children who would otherwise be the youngest in their class. This is especially important for low-income and English language learner children, who often receive less academic preparation.


SB deliberates use of community center BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

■ Foster agency finds ‘exceptional’ parents for ‘at-risk’ babies. Page 10

With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and a pristine, newly renovated interior, the Fletcher Cove Community Center has residents excited about using the space for more than just the community meetings that have been held there for years. But being situated in a residential area, where noise is an issue and parking is scarce, city officials and residents are at odds on how much diversion to allow there. “Unfortunately, we’ve created this beautiful asset and we’ve got an administrative nightmare here in terms of trying to deal with this on a fair basis that’s equitable to the folks who want to use it but also respecting the concerns of the neighbors,” said Solana Beach City Councilman Tom Campbell in a March 14 council discussion about use of the center. The city presented proposed terms of use of the center, which underwent a $350,000 renovation

Above, Reiny Giesecke, Judy Giesecke, Kristin Allred and Richard Hoff and, right, Tom Moreno and Tom McCarthy enjoy Guest Bartender Night at Sbicca restaurant March 14. The event was sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections. See page B12. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

■ La Colonia de Eden Gardens has a storied past and present. Page B1

last year. The once-decrepit building now has new floors, a kitchen, upgraded bathrooms and wheelchair accessibility. Upgrades to the outside of the center, including picnic tables, benches, widened sidewalks and possibly barbecues, are also in the works. Expanding the use of the facility first came before the council in October in response to a growing number of requests from the public to use the blufftop venue. The facility is currently only being used for educational, city-sponsored and


Del Mar releases first draft of long-awaited revitalization plan BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

The City of Del Mar has been for years working on a Village Specific Plan that will reflect the decades-long goal of having a vibrant, economically productive

downtown. City officials have finally developed a document that will serve as a guide for future land use and development and, as of March 20, the public will get its first glimpse of it. The first draft of both

the Village Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Village revitalization are available on the city’s website at, and the City Council on March 19 voted unanimously to open the

45-day public review period, in which residents can submit comments. The review period, which will end on May 4, also involves several informative meetings. There will be a drop-in questionand-answer session with city

staff in the city’s annex on March 26 at 4 p.m., the council will hold an April 2 discussion on the EIR and during the April 30 regular


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Grading to start on new Torrey Hills housing units BY KAREN BILLING Grading is expected to begin soon on 384 new housing units on Calle Mar de Mariposa and East Ocean Air Drive in Torrey Hills. Developer Garden Communities purchased the lots with the intention of carrying out the already approved and somewhat controversial plans for the property. There was a lot of resident contention when the project was reviewed and eventually rejected by the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board in 2008. Despite the group’s rejection, the project was supported by then District 1 Councilman Scott Peters and approved by city council. What Garden Communities will build is the same project that was approved without any changes. “We don’t want to upset the apple cart,” said project engineer John Leppert.

“You may not like the apple cart that’s already been approved but that’s what we’re building.” Leppert was at the Torrey Hills planning board meeting to introduce himself and project members and open up the dialogue between the developers and the community. Planning board chair Kathryn Burton complimented the team on being “ very courteous and upfront,” however, there was still a tension with homeowners present at the meeting who had concerns about dirt and noise of construction, as well as the project as a whole. “You have to know that the community is in general not happy about this project,” said one resident, worried about his kids See UNITS, page 14

SB eliminates lane reduction proposal for Lomas Santa Fe • Officials to still explore long-term traffic calming solutions BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

In response to overwhelming community opposition, the City of Solana Beach has decided not to decrease Lomas Santa Fe Drive from four lanes to two lanes between Highland Drive and Las Banderas, at least not for now. The idea — which city staffers referred to as a “road diet” in public workshops — was only one of a number of measures proposed to calm traffic and make Lomas Santa Fe more

pedestrian-friendly east of Interstate 5. The city has since changed the scope of the project, eliminating that traffic calming element, and the revised and expanded plan now focuses on improvements such as pop-out curbs, crosswalks, dedicated turn lanes, more parking, new sidewalks and a concrete median. The City Council unanimously supported the revised project on March 14, with the agreement that bike lanes will be continuous and the council will continue look-

ing for — and making a priority — long-term traffic calming solutions on Lomas Santa Fe. Over the last year, the original “road diet” plan was presented to the Public Safety Commission as well as various community groups, and it was heavily scrutinized. The community’s opposition stemmed from concern that the lane reduction could result in too much traffic in one direction, forcing cut-through traffic in the neighborhoods See LANE, page 20

Lease or buy? Del Mar School District board delays decision on Ocean Air re-locatable classrooms BY KAREN BILLING The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) board continues to look at the possibility of leasing or purchasing two re-locatable classrooms for Ocean Air School to deal with a campus heavily impacted by high enrollment. Trustee Doug Rafner suggested the district look at the options to see if any money could be saved from the proposed $281,845 cost of buying a custom portable. The board did not make a decision at its special

board meeting on March 14 and may hold off on a decision until the March 28 meeting or schedule another special meeting. While two board members said that they do not want to go the lease route, DMUSD Director of Maintenance Randy Wheaton said that it is good the board is taking the time to really look into its options to make sure the district is getting the best deal possible. “We’ve gone above and beyond to make sure we’re really solid in our decision whether to lease versus pur-

chase,” said trustee Comischell Rodriguez. Wheaton researched and presented five options to the board: Leasing a standard portable; purchasing a standard portable; leasing a refurbished portable; purchasing a refurbished portable; and purchasing a custom portable. All options would include a fixed cost of $56,000 for finishing asphalt; the Department of State Architect and inspector fees; wiring and upgraded HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Total costs

ranged from $241,260 to lease a standard portable for five years to $375,345 for a custom built portable that would have cabinets, carpets and design to match the rest of the school campus. The standard portables, whether leased or purchased, were ruled out. The standard portables are 24 by 40 feet, very similar to the ones at Del Mar Hills and Sage Canyon, but they would take up a little more space because there would have to be 10 to 12

feet between them for HVAC units. Taking up more space would not work for Ocean Air Principal Ryan Stanley, Wheaton said. Additionally, the standard portables also have no windows facing campus and the doors are located on the side. Leasing wasn’t seen to be the best option because the cost comparisons were “a wash,” as Rodriguez said. “I recommend that we don’t lease refurbished,” said Wheaton, noting there have been issues in the past

with air quality and mold. “I’m just concerned about getting someone else’s problem.” However, Rafner said that leasing, any problems would be the company’s responsibility to handle, not the district. Architect Chuck Forte, who is helping with the Ocean Air project, said that often the more you customize a leased portable, the more the company will point fingers at the client if something goes wrong. See CLASSROOMS, page 14





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Roberts receives Slater-Price’s endorsements for supervisor seat •C andidates react, SB Mayor endorses Danon BY KATHY DAY One candidate for the Third District County Supervisor’s seat is pleased that he received the incumbent’s endorsement, one isn’t surprised, one wishes he had been the one getting the veteran politician’s backing and another is happy for his opponent, but has reservations. Pam Slater-Price, a Republican who has held the seat for 20 years, announced on March 15 that she would support Dave Roberts, a Democrat who has been a Solana Beach City Councilman for two terms. Local political watchers say her vote of confidence could go either way with voters. In announcing the endorsement with a crowd of Roberts’ supporters on hand at the county building, Slater-Price said the move came not because they are friends but because he’s the best candidate for the job. Noting that he shares her interest in arts and environmental causes, she praised him for his experience and trustworthiness. She joins a long list of politicians and other officials who are backing him, including State Sen. Christine Kehoe, Oceanside Mayor Jim Woods, Carlsbad Mayor Pro Tem Ann Kulchin, former San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye and Rear Adm. Connie Mariano, USN Retired, who was the White House physician to three presidents. Roberts, in an interview on March 16, said, “I am honored to have her endorsement… I believe it shows she understands and shares my values.” During the press conference, he emphasized his credentials as a leader and businessman. Citing his desire to preserve the region’s quality of life and its fiscal soundness and to create jobs, he said he will work “in a bi-partisan approach to reach excellence and consensus.” The father of five children, ages 3 to 16, also stressed his plans to address children’s health and obesity programs and to find ways to get cities involved in programs at schools, recreation centers and parks. Following Slater-Price’s announcement, two-term Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard said, “I wish it had been me. I have worked with her quite a bit in the past and we agreed on some things and some things we haven’t seen eye to eye on.” He pointed to the list of his own endorsements on his website, which include retired Sheriff Bill Kolender, Del Mar

Councilman Mark Filanc and Augie Ghio, past president of the County Fire Chiefs Association. Meanwhile, Steve Danon of Carmel Valley, who announced in 2009 that he would seek the seat, said he knew he wouldn’t be the one to get Slater-Price’s endorsement. He said he’s not particularly concerned because he has a lengthy list of his own supporters, including San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Father Joe Carroll, the Deputy Sheriff’s and San Diego Police Officers Associations and Pete Wilson, former San Diego mayor and California governor. Giving her credit for efforts early in her term to help stabilize county finances, he said more recently “she has “lost touch with residents of her district.” He called her endorsement of his opponent “a mixed bag. For those voters who have continued to support SlaterPrice, it will obviously be a plus.” But those who want change, he added, will want to know if Roberts will defend her in the issues regarding “gifts, slush funds and ethics” raised in the more recent past. They will also want to know whether he will “back tax increases as the solution to balancing government budgets as he has in Solana Beach.” Danon also recently received the endorsement of Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian. “I am pleased to support Steve Danon for County Supervisor,” said Mayor Kellejian. “I know Steve will hit the ground running on the pro-business reforms necessary to grow our local economy and promote job-creation, on implementing measures for greater transparency and accountability in County government and on continuing to ensure that our law enforcement agencies and officials have the resources necessary to do their job for the community.” Bryan McKeldin Ziegler of Encinitas , a deputy county counsel also seeking to replace Slater-Price, said via e-mail he is “happy for Dave Roberts. Pam Slater-Price did a lot of good for the community and her endorsement has meaning.” He added: “However, I think the public is tired of career politicians running for office on their own agenda. I am a Tea Party Republican and I support the people of our community. I want to put the people’s agenda to the forefront, cut overspending and get rid of government bureaucracy.”

On the Web There is not much time left to submit a photo for our “Most Artistic” photo contest. Go to to enter your photo, you could win a $120 gift card to Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach. Check out this photo from Candice Rolfsmeyer titled “A tree at the Grand Canyon rim.” Do you have a better photo? Submit it today. Many have already signed up for, and Solana, the online community website for these communities. Signing up gives you access to special features like listing your business, creating or joining groups, interacting with other community members, and much more. The communities are growing every day, don’t be the last to enjoy the digital version of Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. Sign up now! It’s FREE.

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March 22, 2012

Community invited to explore ‘Quantum Learning’ at Del Mar Hills Want to learn about a cutting-edge educational strategy being used in a Del Mar school? On Tuesday, March 27, there will be a Quantum Learning Curriculum Night at Del Mar Hills Academy, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school’s performing arts center. Quantum Learning, which has been implemented at Del Mar Hills, is a synergistic approach to the learning process that has been proven to help kids better engage in their own education—which boosts their academic achievement, and also improves kids’ attitudes about learning. It emphasizes analytical thinking, mutual respect and a positive environment. During the evening, there will be an overview of Quantum Learning, its main tenets, and the eight “Keys of Excellence.” Afterward, there will be breakout sessions with Del Mar Hills teachers, discussing various topics including implementation of curriculum and brain research. Each session will include take-home strategies you can use at home with your own children. Parents from the entire community are welcome — as well as preschool parents who are looking ahead to kindergarten and beyond. Del Mar Hills Academy is located at 14085 Mango Drive in Del Mar. For more information about Quantum Learning and Del Mar Hills, see programs/p/2691. This event is intended for parents only.

Man accused of killing mother in Solana Beach and mutilating her body found incompetent to stand trial

TPHS Botball team places first at Southern California Regional Tournament The Torrey Pines High School Botball team took 1st place overall at the Greater San Diego Regional Botball Tournament on March 10 after weeks of hard work and determination. Along with placing 1st overall at the tournament, the team also took home several awards, including Outstanding Documentation, 1st place in Double Elimination and the Judges Choice trophy. The competition was held at the Sports Center Gym at USD. Botball is an autonomously-programmed robotics competition in which high school and middle school students’ build robots out of legos, metal and different motors and sensors. After the building and programming is complete, the robots compete at the regional tournament on an 8-foot by 8-foot game board to attempt to score the most points by accomplishing numerous tasks. Aside from the robots competing, the students must also complete a documentation aspect of the competition in which students record the steps in creatSee TOURNAMENT, page 15

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A man accused of killing his mother and mutilating her body in her Solana Beach home more than two years ago is mentally incompetent to stand trial and will be sent to a state mental hospital, a judge ruled March 15. Bryan Chang, 30, is charged with murder and special circumstance allegations of torture and murder for financial gain in the Jan. 25, 2010 death of Sherry Chu Chang. Her body was found at the home on Santa Florencia, near San Elijo Lagoon, after she didn’t show up for work. Her son was arrested at his home in Los Angeles two nights later. After reviewing a doctor’s report, Judge

Frederick Maguire found that Chang didn’t understand that charges against him and couldn’t assist in his defense. Chang will be treated a Patton State Hospital until his competency is restored, authorities said. He was evaluated by doctors in San Diego twice before, once with a finding of incompetence and then competence. Prosecutor Rachel Solov alleged the defendant cut off his mother’s right arm and part of her skull and put them in a refrigerator. Claw hammers may have been used in the killing, according to authorities. According to Solov, the two may have had a disagreement over money, and it was bloody fingerprints on blinds in the victim’s home that led authorities to her son.

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Carmel Valley Middle School students: (L-R) Yubin Huh (flute), Kaylah Saltzman Bravo (Percussion), Ethan Carter (Trumpet), Jessica Chun (Clarinet), Josh Goldstein (Trumpet).

Carmel Valley Middle School students selected for state Honor Band Every year the (CBDA) California Band Director’s Association and the (SCSBOA) Southern California Schools Band and Orchestra Association hold auditions for the junior high school and high school honor bands for young musicians across the state and Southern California. Few students out of hundreds of applicants are selected via a recorded audition of preselected repertoire and scales. These students prepare for months. Such hard work has paid off for Carmel Valley Middle School. The following students were selected to the

CBDA Junior High School Honor Band: Yubin Huh (flute), Kaylah Saltzman Bravo (Percussion), Ethan Carter (Trumpet), Jessica Chun (Clarinet), Josh Goldstein (Trumpet). Yubin Huh (flute), Kaylah Saltzman Bravo (Percussion) were both selected for SCSBOA. These students would like to thank their band director, Scott Drecsel, for his encouragement and their private teachers for their guidance: Elena Yarritu (flute), Frank Glasson (trumpet), and Vladimir Goltsman (clarinet).

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Experienced financial executive Stewart A. Halpern joins Free Flight Board of Directors The Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary recently announced the election of Stewart A. Halpern to its board of directors. Halpern joins retired business executive and Board President Tom Struble, San Diego Zoo Trustee Judith A. Wheatley, Professional Advisory Group Partner Jerry C. Dressel, Palecek, Morrison & Associates, LLP Partner Caroline Morrison and Oakwood Asset Management, Inc. President Aaron M. Wiegman on the Free Flight board. In making the announcement, Struble stated, “As Free Flight continues to broadens its efforts to provide sanctuary for exotic birds and provide opportunities for the public to experience them in a natural setting, we welcome Stewart’s passion for wildlife as well as his experience in overseeing fast-growing organizations. Halpern commented, “Free Flight is one of my favorite places in all of Southern California. I am honored and pleased to join this board dedicated to the mission of this unique institution. I look forward to meeting many of Free Flight’s friends, old and new, at our upcoming ‘Brunch With the Birds’ on Sunday, April 22, at the Del Mar facility.” Halpern earned a BS degree with honors

in administrative sciences from Yale College and a master’s in public and private management from the Yale School of Management. He began his career as an investment banker at the former First Boston Corporation (now part of Credit Suisse) prior to becoming a sellside equity research analyst at several other Wall Street firms. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Rush Communications (the holding company for the business interests of entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons), videogame developer Rockstar Games and San Diego’s Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., and previously served as adviser to the Minister of Privatization of the Czech Republic. After stepping down as CFO from Mad Catz in late 2010, he has been independently advising a number of private companies on strategic, financial and operational matters. He also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Yale Club of San Diego. Stewart and his wife Emily, an abstract painter, are companions of a Hahns Macaw and a previously homeless Miniature Pinscher. They are avid eco-travelers and reside in La Jolla. For additional information, please see the Free Flight website at

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CENTER continued from page 1 non-profit programs and meetings that were occurring prior to the renovation. The city’s proposal, which will come before the council again before a formal policy is voted on, includes a $500 security deposit, a non-refundable cleaning fee of $105, a security guard fee of $25 and insurance of $83 to $125, depending on whether there will be alcohol at the event. Council opinions were mixed regarding the rental fee. Mayor Joe Kellejian said he would like to see use of the building cost as low as $200 per hour in order to encourage use for family gatherings like kids’ birthday parties. Councilwoman Lesa Heebner said she would support an hourly fee of $250 or more, and Councilman Mike Nichols said $350 per hour would be appropriate for the oceanfront facility. The city proposal includes restricting the community center to ceremonial, non-recurring events and

leisure activities that are noncommercial in nature. They must also take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and be reserved by a resident of Solana Beach. Also in the proposal is a maximum occupancy of 50 people. Parking will be available in the lot adjacent to the community center or in nearby public lots, but parking in nearby residential neighborhoods is “strongly discouraged and will be monitored by security guards,” according to the proposal. Both parking and noise were a major concern for some residents at the meeting. The proposal stated that music may be provided by a disk jockey or limited to no more than a three-piece amplified band, however, some residents countered that the number of people in a band is not relative to sound level. The city is proposing that alcohol be allowed upon request and with approval, however, no alcohol can be sold and no alcohol can leave the building. The city is recommending that there be a sixmonth trial period, al-

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though Heebner suggested extending the trial to Dec. 31. A prominent point of contention regarding the center is whether to allow more than one event per weekend. Community member Mary Jane Boyd, speaking on behalf of the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, said she would like to see one event allowed per day — meaning there could be up to three events in one weekend. She also recommended banning parking on residential streets altogether, stating that it is “not something that could be easily enforced.” She said that noise level should be subject only to the existing ordinance, as opposed to regulating the number of or type of musical performers. She also suggested keeping alcohol sales open as an option, as long as organizers have the proper permits, and allowing alcohol outdoors. “People will naturally — with their wine in their hand — go out to the west area to enjoy the view,” said Boyd. “We think the restrictions should be compliant with the way people will use the facility.”

City Manager David Ott said an outdoor area would have to be fenced off, as outlined in the Alcoholic Beverage Commission, in order for alcohol to be allowed there. Ott also said that in the case of a complaint relating to alcohol or noise, a Sheriff’s official will come out and observe, give direction, and if not followed, the event will be shut it down. Longtime resident and former City Councilwoman Celine Olson pointed out that the center has historically been supported by volunteers, and the building has “established a historical precedent” over the neighbors and should be treated like any other person in the neighborhood having a party. Olson said city officials are “dealing with this little community center as if it was the ballroom at the Hotel Del.” Resident Gerri RetmanOpper said she used to live by the community center in the 1990s when it was being used for events, namely weddings, and the noise and music had a significant negative impact on neighboring

Piazza Carmel’s Easter Eggstravaganza is March 24 Eggcitement is guaranteed in Carmel Valley on Saturday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at Piazza Carmel, located at 3810 Valley Center Drive, San Diego, 92130. Bring the family to enjoy the free annual Easter Eggstravaganza with an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and children’s activities that include crafts, face painting, bal-

Mar 23rd 10:30 a.m. PACE-TV (general interest) 11:00 a.m. The Piano Guy with Scott Houston (instructional) 11:30 a.m. Inside Southern California: Tax Season Mar 24th 7:00 p.m. Peter Sprague Jazz Concert 8:00 p.m. Readings from Our Lives 2010 Mar 25th 5:00 p.m. Inside Southern California: Sleep Apnea 5:30 p.m. Reading Solo with Quincy Troupe 6:00 p.m. Coffee Talk in Del Mar: Etiquette Consultant Mar 26th 10:00 a.m. Creative Collaborations episode4 6:00 p.m. The Mar Dels (music showcase)

loon art, and much more. As an “Eggstra” treat during the event, shoppers who bring receipts dated between March 17 and March 24 that total $100 or more from any Piazza Carmel store will receive a free $25 gift card to Vons. For more information about the center visit, or become a fan on Facebook.

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residents. She also expressed concern about parking problems and limiting public access during events. Vicki Cypherd said she lives very close to the community center and she would rather there not be events at the center every weekend. “It’s kind of impacting,” Cypherd said, asking the council if the immediate neighbors to the center have been informed. The council agreed to make contact with the neighborhood with fliers in order to inform them of the proposal and any upcoming discussions. Cypherd also raised the question: “Why is it that we

Clarification: In a recent story on the San Dieguito Union High School District’s lease revenue bonds to fund a new field at Torrey Pines High School, Eric Dill, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of business services, said the district could not wait another year to fix the field.“If we weren’t able to replace the field this summer, we would have serious concerns about the safety for next year,” Dill said. But he clarified that the field is safe for use currently. “If I thought that field was unsafe right now, we would not have kids playing on it,” he said. “It’s still providing a cushioning surface.” He said the grass fiber has been worn down, which affects appearance. But the ground-up tire material, which affects safety, is intact and sufficient. Dill said work will begin after school is out this June and will be completed in time for the start of school in August.

are allowing alcohol here but not at La Colonia Park?” Campbell said, “If I lived down in that area, I wouldn’t want to deal with this.” He added that he will have a hard time supporting the proposed usage terms unless there are limitations on use every single weekend. “No good deed comes unpunished,” he said. “We built this thing and now we

PLAN continued from page 1 city council meeting there will be a workshop on both the Specific Plan and the EIR. One of the main goals of the Village Specific Plan is to make downtown Del Mar more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, and the document outlines everything from goals and concepts to strategy, implementation and financing. It also goes into detail regarding the physical changes residents can expect to see on Camino Del Mar. The EIR is meant to outline the impacts of every aspect of revitalization, from traffic to development. The two documents are very different but interrelated, said Del Mar Planning and Community Development Director Kathy Garcia, who has been leading the drafting of these documents. For those unable to access the documents online, copies are also available to read at the Del Mar Library or at City Hall. Copies will also be available to purchase at City Hall. Comments can be emailed to


LIMBO continued from page 1 Transitional kindergarten will provide a two-year preparation for first grade while reducing the likelihood of retention after a year of traditional kindergarten.” This year, the law requires public school districts to offer a TK program for children turning 5 in November. Next year the requirement for TK is for Oct. and Nov. birthdays, and the following year for Sept., Oct. and Nov. birthdays. “When we heard about it originally, obviously we started preparing for it,” said Holly McClurg, assistant superintendent of instructional services for the Del Mar Union School District. “When we knew that the governor had eliminated TK from his proposed budget, that put things on hold for us.” The Solana Beach School District likewise shelved its plans for TK after hearing last year that the governor was opposing it. The SBSD Web site, as of press time, states: “Currently, the Solana Beach School District has no plans to offer a transitional kindergarten program.” However, SBSD superintendent Leslie Fausset said the district will follow the law and provide a TK program this fall if required. “There’s been confusion about whether you’re required to do it,” she said. “Clearly if we’re required, we will do it.” Districts caught offguard The law mandates that the savings from having fewer children in kindergarten be used to fund a transitional kindergarten program. But, according to a Jan. 5, 2012 bulletin from School Services of California, the governor’s proposed 2012-2013 budget did not including funding for TK. “At this time, it is not likely that the transitional kindergarten program will be funded for 2012-13,” the report concluded. Brown’s plan keeps the

March 22, 2012 rolled back dates for kindergarten entry but seeks to eliminate both the requirement for TK and the statutes passed by the legislature in 2010. Under the plan, the money saved would be provided to K-12 districts to use at their own discretion, which includes offering a TK program if that’s what they choose to do. Operating under the assumption that the governor’s proposal would prevail, many districts were caught off-guard when on March 13 the state’s Assembly budget subcommittee on education rejected Brown’s plan to do away with TK. “The proposal was met with considerable skepticism,” reported School Services, writing that Assembly member and education committee chair Julia Brownley, who opposed the change, said the attempt to eliminate TK “represents a ‘huge policy shift.’” Jeff Bell is director of management consulting services for SSC, a non-profit financial, management and advocacy resource for educational agencies in Calif. He said in an interview that TK is “very much up in the air now.” Bell said the chair of the assembly budget committee appeared during the subcommittee meeting to voice his opposition to the elimination of TK. “That’s very unusual,” Bell said. “The chair of the budget committee doesn’t usually come into subcommittees and make those kinds of statements.” The next step, he said, is the Senate education budget subcommittee meeting on April 12 where he predicted the going would be just as tough for Brown, since the original legislation authorizing TK began with Simitian who is still a state senator. If the senate subcommittee also rejects the proposal, as anticipated, the matter will be heard in the budget conference committee in June. If Brown still wants to eliminate TK, then he will need to present his case there and fight for his proposal, which is likely to entail compromise and negotiation, Bell said.

tricts – which include Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe – are funded primarily by local property taxes rather than average daily attendance. This means, according to McClurg and Fausset, that Basic Aid districts would receive no money from the state to pay for TK, making transitional kindergarten an unfunded mandate. Nevertheless, Del Mar and Solana Beach are planning to provide TK this fall if required, although the decision may not be handed down until just weeks before school starts. “There continues to be a lack of clarity and confirmation from the state, so we are in a holding pattern,” McClurg said. “At the same time [we are] trying to prepare for whatever the scenario is that rolls out.” She said the district has reviewed preliminary curriculum and the San Diego County Office of Education is working to develop a TK program. But she said there are no state standards or details on specific TK curricu-

The vote broke along party lines, with Democrats parting ways with Brown and voting against his proposal. The majority in both the assembly and the senate are Democrats, as is the governor. Unfunded mandate According to Simitian’s SB-1381 fact sheet, the annual cost savings resulting from fewer children in kindergarten is $700 million, which is to be used to provide transitional kindergarten. The amount of money saved each year, though, appears to be a moving target. Bell said the subcommittee referred to a savings of $120 million, while $223.7 million is the figure SSC used in its January report on TK. The legislation is written to provide districts with funding for TK from the savings they would reap from having fewer students in kindergarten, so most districts would receive the same amount of money from the state based on attendance as before. However, Basic Aid dis-

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lum to date; districts have only been told it must be different from both preschool and kindergarten. “We want to be sure we’re doing the right things for our children and also following the law,” McClurg said. “So there are still a lot of unanswered questions.” TK teachers need to have a teaching credential but do not need to be specially trained. “But just as we do for any teaching assignment, we want to be sure it’s the best match for what the children’s needs are,” she said. Teachers within the district could apply for the openings, as with other positions. Del Mar currently has about 600 kindergartners, said McClurg. The law requires districts to provide TK this year only for those children turning 5 in November, so she estimated about 50 TK students which would probably mean two classes located in different schools in the district, depending upon space availability. Children turning 5 in November could be admitted to regular kindergarten on a caseby-case basis, she said.

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BY JEANNE MCKINNEY As of January 2012, more than 30,000 U.S. service members have been wounded due to combat actions in Iraq and over 2,300 in Afghanistan. For the wounded warrior leaving the battlefield, the journey is bittersweet. The tug of duty and friends left behind, still fighting the fight, can weigh on the emotions —as one clings to a life that may be forever changed. Bound for further care, rest and rehabilitation, the best friend on the plane ride to safety may be Technical Sgt. Stephen C. Mellan, a flight medic seasoned by nerve-shattering rescues amid mortars and gunfire. With over 50 combat missions, an Air Medal and Aerial Achievement and three Air Force commendation medals under his belt, Mellan has learned what not to ask his patients. Never say “Bet you’re glad to be going home” or “How did it happen?” This dashing and likeable caregiver Technical Sgt. Stephen C. Mellan tunes into emotions. “My patients don’t need to relive what happened say, “Wow — I really did something great. I and they aren’t glad to be returning.” gave that guy a drink.” That and the lure of He’ll offer “What can I do for you?” and education brought him to the Air Force. He hand them a soft chocolate chip cookie he recalls; “They made me something better baked himself in an oven on the Air Force’s than I was and made me want to continue. newest cargo and ambulatory aircraft, the I’ve been in 16 years and I don’t regret a C-17. “The cookies may sound corny, but day of it.” they like it and that’s all that matters.” The romance with saving lives began Mellan, a native of Waynesville, Miswhen the Air Force trained him to be an souri, and son of a retired Army Police InEmergency Medical Technician (EMT) with vestigator, cringes remembering when a Intensive Care Unit (ICU) specialization. new nurse came out to join their medical He went to work at Keesler Air Force Base team. She sat down on a long silver case in as a heart team coordinator. Mellan says, the back of the [landed] aircraft. “Here’s “At that point, I fell in love. One day the this Marine all messed-up, and he looks doc had me hand massage a heart over and you can see the aniwhile they were working on it. It mosity and anger on his was the greatest thing I’ve face.” Inside the silver case ever done.” Then the war was a body. A lot of times started and he asked; “What Marines travel with their else can I do?” buddies. “I picked her up “I wanted to help the and put her off the plane,” guys getting shot at and stating to his Commander, Aeromedical Evacuation “we need to get another (AEROVAC) was my key.” In nurse.” 2002, Mellan was sent to Brook City When the nurse, who outranked Base, TX, for Aeromedical Evacuation him, protested, Mellan told her; “You just Training and Survival Evasion Resistance sat on a casket. You need to know what Escape (SERE) School. “At SERE, they treat you’re doing out here. No one on this you as a prisoner of war (POW) — beat you plane will respect you.” His Commander up a little bit and teach how to survive if agreed and she was sent back. “Out there, a captured. Then I went to flight school and new doctor used to giving the orders may enjoyed that. You train on the C-130, KC be told to mop blood off a floor, while a 130 – anything that’s fixed wing. We learn nurse or Chief Tech is working on somehow to treat patients in flight and how to thing.” There’s little room for rank in an recognize things, like how altitude affects emergency. patients.” It’s a long flight from Afghanistan to Gung-ho TSgt. Mellan thought twice Ramstein Air force Base in Germany and after his first assignment in 2004 landed then over to a United States care facility. him in Afghanistan. “It was pitch black For Mellan – round-the-clock work, lost and the only thing out there was glow sleep and basic comforts are little things sticks [directing], so the enemy couldn’t see given for big things; “Thankfully, those our lights and shoot us. The first night we guys are there taking the shot for me, so I were mortared and “I was scared out of my don’t have to.” Although he deploys with a mind, asking, what did I do?” 9mm pistol and is qualified on an M-16, he Mellan’s first mission out still sticks says, “If I’m shooting, its bad day.” with him today. A 20-year-old Marine had Back in 1996, Mellan was going to collost both his legs below lege, partying, and then started bartending and made a lot of money. But he couldn’t SEE PATRIOT, PAGE 15


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Former juvenile court child advocate volunteer creates model foster agency for ‘at risk’ babies BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN We’ve all heard tragic stories about children who are placed into traditional county foster homes only to end up being further abused and often scarred for life, but we, as individuals, rarely do anything about it. Cathy Richman is an exception. She did do something about it and, for the past 14 years, has continued to do so — one child at a time, one lap at a time. Richman is the founder of a unique nonprofit foster family agency, Angels Foster Family Network, dedicated to finding “exceptional” foster parents for infants and toddlers who have been taken into foster care protective custody after being neglected, abandoned, or abused. Unlike traditional county foster care parents, Angels’ foster caregivers are required to undergo psychological screening before being accepted and are permitted to foster only one child at a time (two if the children are siblings), whereas traditional county foster parents are not psychologically screened and can take up to six children at a time. Angels’ foster parents also have to agree to care for a child until permanent placement is decided either through reunification with the rehabilitated birth parent or through adoption. The Angels’ agency, since it was founded in 1998, has enlisted foster parents from all over the county to care for 506 babies who

otherwise might have been swept into the revolving door of the county’s over-extended foster homes system. “So far,” Richman said, “190 families have fostered with us. Many have fostered multiple children and 117 children have been adopted by Angels’ families.” We interviewed Richman in her compact, homey office in the Eagles Nest Office Building, 4420 Hotel Circle Court, in Mission Valley, shortly after she returned from the wedding of her youngest son, Luke (Hartig), 31, a Pentagon counter-terrorism specialist, to NPR national security correspondent Rachel Martin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Richman, 62, is a tall (5’9”), auburn-haired mother of three, grandmother of two, former legal secretary and former court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer in San Diego’s foster care system who witnessed first hand the effects of bad placements of children in foster homes. “What became really disturbing to me was the foster homes that my [advocate] kids were in I felt were damaging these children. Some of the homes were physically abusive. Some were even worse. So I found that I was spending the majority of my time fighting to get my advocate kids out of those homes into other homes. “What I also experienced were some just phenomenal foster homes that showed me the major difference.”

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She recalled seeing one child who was thought to be autistic suddenly bloom when she was transferred to another home that was compassionate and loving and where the foster parent said she had one lap to take in one child at a time. “I began to believe,” Richman said, “that many people go into foster care that are not qualified. They go into it for the wrong reasons because there’s a financial incentive and they take in way too many children.” Cathy Richman was born Cathy Cour in Portland, Oregon. “My father was a sports writer, who, when we moved to San Di-

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just didn’t overwhelm them with so many children.” Gradually, she realized that babies and toddlers were the age group for which she could actually make a difference. Children under the age of 3 comprise a third of 3,878 foster children in the county. “And, yet the attitude at the time was: ‘The babies won’t remember. So if you move them around to different homes, it’s not going to matter.’” Not so, she discovered after talking to experts. Birth to 3-years old is the most critical time in a child’s development and one of the worst times to shift a child from one foster home to another. In traditional county foster care, a baby will typically live in three different foster homes before the child’s first birthday. Armed with these facts, Richman decided to open her agency and to focus totally on finding, screening and training “exceptional” foster parents for infants and toddlers, and provide the caregivers with weekly visits and support from Angels’ social workers who would also attend any mandated birth-parent visitations and all court dates. With the financial help of her husband, Larry Richman, owner of Heritage Security Services, she rented an office for $160 a month, brought her computer and a clock SEE ADVOCATE, PAGE 14

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TPHS graduate heading to 2012 Olympics •Epee fencer to host seminar for youths at Team Touché Fencing on March 28 in San Diego awards and Soren Thompson, a graduate of Torrey Pines High School, recently secured his place recognitions, and representon the U.S. Olympic team as one of the ed the Univermen’s epee fencers. There are a maximum of sity at the two men’s epee positions on the U.S. Men’s 1999 and 2005 Olympic Fencing Team. World UniverThompson locked his qualification for sity Games. the team earlier this month at the Tallinn In 2003, World Cup. His recent success, coupled with Thompson his extensive international experience – he qualified for is currently ranked #10 in the world – make the Athens Thompson a serious medal contender at the Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. set a U.S. re“It’s a great feeling to achieve such a cord by finishmajor personal goal by qualifying for the ing 8th in the 2012 Olympic Team,” said Thompson. “I’m 2003 World Championships in Havana, really pleased with the progress I’ve made Cuba. At the 2004 Olympics, Thompson during my comeback from injury and being shocked the world by eliminating the #1 off of the international circuit for almost three years. Now the real work starts as I and ranked international fencer and gold medal favorite, and finished 7th place individually the rest of the U.S. Team get ready for an with the U.S. team finishing in 6th place. even bigger goal – winning in London this After an agonizing injury in 2007, just summer.” weeks before the first qualifier for the BeiThompson will be presenting a free workshop for epee, foil and sabre students at jing Olympics, Thompson’s ranking slipped to #35 and he thought he might never comTeam Touché Fencing on Wed., March 28, pete at the highest level again. Happily, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thompson will present Thompson never gave up believing in himhis favorite handwork drills, talk about top self and his dream of Olympic gold, silver or fencing strategies, and answer questions bronze and he shares his passion for fencing about training for and competing on the and indomitable spirit with young fencers, Olympic level. Team Touché Fencing is located at 10373 Roselle Street in Sorrento Val- at life-long friend Tedd Padgitt’s Team Touché Fencing. ley. For more information on the seminar or “I’ve been immensely fortunate during to interview Thompson while he is in San my 24-year career as a fencer to have many Diego, please contact Brendan Lee at brensupportive mentors and coaches. I always or by dialing (858) get excited when I get a chance to fill that 622-9696. role for young athletes because experience Thompson grew up in San Diego complays such a major role in the sport of fencpeting in many of the sports Southern Caliing,” said Thompson. “Hopefully something fornia is known for, including swimming, I demonstrate or say will help each student sailing and basketball, but dedicated himself reach his or her potential and enjoy fencing to fencing after taking a recreational class that much more.” for kids when he was 7 years old. Within As San Diego’s premier fencing club, two years he had outgrown youth classes, so with more than 150 active members, Team he trained with local adults. By the age of Touché helps refine free-swinging students 12, Thompson was training in Los Angeles into deft deflectors and Z-carving virtuosos with the best coaches and fencers in Southwhile providing a fun and engaging fitness ern California. After graduating from Torrey Pines High activity. Fencing has long been used to improve reaction time, dexterity, grace, and School with a 4.5 GPA, Thompson became chopstick wielding while strengthening one of the most decorated fencers at Princemuscles and developing speed. ton University. He was the 2001 NCAA Champion, 2002 NCAA Silver Medalist and 2005 NCAA Bronze Medalist, among other

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UNITS continued from page 2 walking to Torrey Hills School with all the added traffic coming out of the project on the corner. Despite his frustration, the resident said he appreciated Leppert’s efforts to be upfront and said that he just wanted to see the project get built and over with. As a first bit of compromise, the board selected the color of the wooden sound wall fence that will be installed this weekend. The developers had planned to have it painted blue, but board and audience members voted for it to be painted tan. The fence will be up throughout the construction process. Leppert said it could be a long one, as they first have to go underground to build the two levels of sub-

terranean parking. “Excavation will be the first phase, about three to four months,� Leppert said, noting it could be another six to nine months before they “go vertical� after constructing the garage, which will serve as a platform for the units. They expect to start construction on the first units by the beginning of 2013. The development is entitled as condos but will be operated long-term as apartments. The buildings will be about 48 feet tall at their highest, about 10 feet taller than the Archstone Apartments across the street. There will also be 4,000 square foot of retail (likely four “neighborhood service� tenants yet to be determined like a coffee shop or dry cleaners) a small park area. Garden Communities

has similar projects in San Diego, such as the La Jolla Crossroads in University City and Legacy in Mira Mesa. “We’re very fortunate that this is the group that purchased in this community,� said board member Gary Levitt. “They do a very good job.� One big concern of the planning board is the trees on the lots. Member Brad Fagan said there are about 55 pine trees, 10 of them Torrey Pines, along the western slope and up to the southern corner of the project. “We’re very interested in retaining those trees in any way possible,� Fagan said. They are working on transporting the trees during the grading process although Leppert said that they’ve had a low success

rate in the past with mature trees being transplanted. He said they would make a “Herculean effort� to help those trees survive. “The trees are very valuable, they’re a beautiful asset to the community and the Maintenance Assessment District pays for them,� chair Kathryn Burton said. “If you take them out and don’t replace them with


ing, as District Superintendent Jim Peabody said that portable classrooms are rarely temporary—the lease would likely last continued from page 2 longer than five years and tack on an additional cost. “It looks like the cost for leasing is about the same for “To me, leasing is great if you’re doing a moderniza- buying,� Wooden said. “The lease cost would overtake the purchase cost if we go out after five years.� tion that’s going to take a The custom-build option remained the frontrunner opyear or if you’re using it for tion, although before making its decision, the board still something simple like storage or administration,� Forte wanted a few more details about refurbished units and how much a lease would cost past five years. said. “When you start getWheaton said the biggest benefit of the custom-build opting into customization, if tion is that it allows the district to build the classrooms from that’s what you want, it starts to get more complicat- scratch to meet all of its standards and specifications. Torrey Hills School has relocatables built to the district’s ed.� DMUSD District Board specifications. “They’re a far cry from a standard relocatable,� Wheaton President Scott Wooden was said. also concerned about leas-


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from private donations and grants and has a staff of 10, including five full-time and two part-time social workers. At any one time, she has up to 45 parents actively caring for foster children. Being a private agency, instead of a government agency, she said, “allows us to be very, very selective about whom we allow to foster and to carry very low caseloads. Our caseworkers each carry a maximum of 15 cases.� The success of the Angels’ model has inspired the founding of similar Angelsmodeled sister agencies in Santa Barbara and Oklahoma City. Richman has earned a number of honors for her work, including being named one of one of the Salvation Army’s “Fifteen Fantastics,� Women of Dedication in 2011. More information on Angels is available on its Website: www.angelsfoster. org

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the knee. “The kid looked up to me and said ‘Hey Doc’ — they all call us Doc – ‘do you think I’ll be able to get back to my unit and come back here before my guys leave’? I was responsible for getting him from Kandahar to Germany. That was a blessing to me.” The last patient Mellan evac’d that year was in a convoy hit by an IED explosive. Trying to rescue a trapped buddy, his patient (who was ejected from the vehicle) saw an insurgent behind a berm raising a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). Not able to find his gun, he charged with only his knife, killing the enemy, while taking a direct RPG round to the chest (protected with body armor). The weapon hadn’t activated, but it pushed him way back. Broke six of his ribs, damaged his kidneys and spleen and punctured his lung. “These guys are amazing and inspire me to want to be better.” They pepper his thoughts as he trains other EMTS or gives classes on self-buddy care, combat life-saving skills or shares his knowledge of advanced cardiac life support. His patients help remind him why he’s a flight medic when the job tests every skill and fiber, as he’s missing his 5-yearold daughter, Lilly, or when divorce stings. Mellan laments; “Seems like all of my friends that are flight medics fell to that curse.” In the military, acts of uncommon valor come in all forms, whether following

March 22, 2012 orders to shoot a pistol at an unseen enemy near a runway, trying to rescue an unthinking soldier lying on the ground between a fuel truck and the plane during a mortar attack or saving the life of an insurgent bomb-maker who blew himself up and was dropped-off with no arms and legs at the American’s gate, knowing our guys would help. Mellan has done all that. It can be hard for an EMT to learn how to give a sense of caring, without becoming too attached. “I’ve see medics who are really good at the problem but they forget about the personal side.” It’s unintentional, because they and other medical staff are so focused on the repair. “We so want people to come back 100 percent, that our docs will go the extra mile. Had a guy in an IED explosion. His X-ray looked like a jigsaw puzzle with pins from top of his leg all the way down to his femur and fibula. They saved his leg. Back in the States, it might not have gone that way.” TSgt. Stephen C. Mellan may not be putting fat bartending checks in the bank, but is fully engaged in his new identity. “I’ve brought some guys back that were badly wounded and when I get off that plane at Andrews Air Force Base, their Commander is waiting for them — sometimes their spouse and children, if they’re healthy enough. As soon as they get off, he’s holding hands with his daughter – getting a hug from his son. There’s nothing better in your life.”

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ing the robot and are scored based on completeness and clarity. Through the entire development process of creating the robots, participants become well-versed in hardware design and programming, as well as learning how to interact with others in a workshop-like environment that will prove useful in the professional world. “This is my forth and last year of Botball. I’ve

loved every single second of it. It’s amazing what a group of high school students can do when we put our minds together into this project. All the hard work into building these robots has definitely been worth it,” Jesse Vismonte said. As president of the team, Vismonte looks to leave the team in good hands for future Torrey Pines Botballers. Oceanside High School, Preuss School and Christian High School were among those competing with Torrey Pines at the competition. After a thrilling victory at the Regional Tournament,

the TPHS Botball team plans on moving on to the international tournament held in Hawaii in July. “We have qualified to move on to the international tournament, but we just don’t know if we have the funds to do so. It’s going to be expensive to fly out there and to pay for the hotel. We’re definitely going to need some fundraising from different sources so we can make this happen,” vice president Madhu Krishnan said. The team has attended the past two international tournaments held in Anaheim and St. Louis the year


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Letters to the Editor/Opinion See pages 18 and 19 for more letters/opinions

An open letter to the Board of Trustees of the Del Mar Union School District and fellow parents of Sycamore Ridge I am a supporter of the District’s Child Development Center. My son attends what the District alternatively refers to as the “CDC” and the “District Preschool.” I like the quality of the program and the fact that the District can offer this as a service to our community. I am a supporter and fan of Sycamore Ridge. My daughter is a second grader at Sycamore Ridge and I am very impressed with the school. I am a supporter of the DMUSD as a whole. I generally contribute to the DMSEF rather than looking for opportunities to contribute to a particular school or program. I love hearing my daughter’s friends and parents speak highly of the schools they are involved with—and those include most schools in the District. I am a supporter of attempts to monetize the preschool program. These are tough times for families and for our District—what a great idea to try to generate revenue to help our District as a whole. I feel good writing my preschool tuition check each month to the DMUSD rather than to a traditional preschool. I am a supporter of making infant care and preschool readily available to children of our District’s teachers. These teachers are the heroes who influence our children and make the DMUSD what it is. They are the ones singularly responsible for our children coming home from school with smiles on their faces each and every day, with new vocabulary in their arsenals, new math skills to show off, and remarkable skills, sensitivities and awareness to defuse difficult situations thanks to the Peace Builder pro-

gram. However, notwithstanding all of these facts, my support falters when the District determines to offer supplemental programs at the expense of what must be treated as the single most fundamental goal and responsibility of an elementary school district: providing the best possible education and school experience for our K-6 students. This may not have been as big of an issue when Sycamore Ridge had lower attendance and these programs could be housed at Sycamore Ridge without causing the acute problems they cause today. Unfortunately, it seems to me now that our District is in danger of losing sight of that single most fundamental goal and responsibility. I don’t need to repeat the detailed effects of housing supplemental programs at Sycamore Ridge at this point in time—you all know them or can refer to PTA communications or the Parents for Sycamore Ridge website to see them. But for those of you not familiar with these matters, at a 30,000 foot level and based on those sources, I believe Sycamore Ridge currently has no unused classrooms, is forced to dedicate about a quarter of its classrooms to house supplemental programs designed for a District wide and District employee based clientele, and that the effects of this appropriation of K-6 resources include safety issues, the displacement of Kindergarten students from age appropriate classrooms designed for them, K-6 classes enrolled over District established caps, and denial of admission to Sycamore Ridge to students that live within Sycamore Ridge’s attendance area.

To my fellow parents, please focus your efforts to fix the current situation on productive and positive communications. Make your voices heard. Write to the Board. I’m happy to say it appears that’s happening. Hundreds of you have signed the petition at the website: http://www.thepetitionsite. com/723/920/080/Parents-for-SycamoreRidge/ A number of parents attended and spoke at the last Board meeting. Please attend the next Board meeting and make your voice heard in a stronger manner than signing a petition. I know we all feel strongly about these matters. I know I do. But please don’t focus on legal arguments and attempts to compel the Board to take action through litigation. Tools like these can be useful to inspire discussion and to make sure you have an audience and that your voice is heard. That’s happening! Now use those forums to inform the Board of the issues and to guide them to consider the right things, set the right priorities, and make the right decisions. Litigation, regardless of the outcome, would waste everyone’s resources — resources that could be used to make a real difference in all of our children’s education. And to the Board, please step up and show some leadership and considered thought. Please don’t make people feel disenfranchised. Please don’t make people feel they’re speaking to you about the same issues year in and year out with no progress. Please really stop and think about what your single most fundamental goal and responsibility should be. Look at all the energy that’s being devot-

ed to this issue and how your inaction is creating an “us vs. them” mindset to try to solve this problem that you’re perpetuating. This District has seen enough threats of litigation. It has seen enough litigation. It has wasted enough money on legal issues. This District has experienced too many issues over the past years that cause parents at different schools to fall into an “us vs. them” mindset to try to protect what they see as the future of their children’s school or their children’s educational experience. Many residents of this District have a perception forged over prior years that the only way to be heard is to raise legal issues and threaten litigation. Please, disabuse them of that notion. Inspire some confidence in the community. Earn the deference to your thoughts, deliberations and proposals that I’m shocked to see lacking at this point. And, please, take some affirmative action to make parents and attendees of all schools in the District view themselves as a single community rather than as a loose collection of individual fiefdoms, each required to protect its own survival at the expense of others. Elementary education does not have to be a zero-sum game. Josh Clorfeine

Public input on polo fields lease missing Editor’s Note: This letter was addressed to Alex Roth at the City of San Diego, and submitted to this newspaper for publication. Dear Mr. Roth, On Jan 5, this newspaper ran a front page story regarding the city’s lease with the San Diego Polo Club that expires this month. In this story you were quoted as saying “There is going to be lots and lots of opportunity for public input on this.” To date we have seen nothing further on this subject in the press or elsewhere. Since the lease expires this month it appears to us that the “opportunity” you talked about has failed to materialize. We would appreciate getting an update from you. Rudy and Rosanna Biller

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Paying through the nose for imported water BY PAM SLATER-PRICE AND BILL HORN San Diego County residents are paying too much for a valuable liquid, and it’s not just gasoline. It’s imported water. Nearly 3.1 million local consumers – that’s most of us – are paying too much for imported water. We pay a premium to purchase and transport it from Northern California and the Colorado River. And we entrust the powerful water agencies that bring us imported water to charge us fairly. But at least one of them isn’t. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is grossly overcharging our regional wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority, exposing ratepayers to tens of millions of

dollars annually in disproportionate costs. This is money right out of your pocket. The dollar figures are alarming. In a lawsuit, the Water Authority estimates that Met’s overcharges will total $40 million this year and could climb to $2.1 billion by 2047. As a result, the county Board of Supervisors this week adopted a resolution supporting the Water Authority in its court fight. With our action, we joined the cities of San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway, and Del Mar and at least 10 local water districts that are siding with the Water Authority. Also supporting the Water Authority are the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce,

Downtown San Diego Partnership and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. To understand our collective outrage, here is the background: The sprawling Metropolitan Water District of Southern California serves 26 “member agencies” in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. Among those agencies, only the San Diego County Water Authority pays Met a separate fee to transport its independent water supply. The source of that supply is the Colorado River, and the Water Authority gains access to it through long-term agreements with the Imperial Irrigation District and the federal government. Water from those agree-

Del Mar and Fairgrounds: BFFs now? MAYOR’S VIEW Some might say Thursday, March 8, 2012 was a day of reckoning. A day the 22nd DisCARL trict Agricultural HILLIARD AssociaDel Mar Mayor tion, better known as the Del Mar Fairgrounds, agreed to the California Coastal Commission’s cease and desist and restoration orders to correct coastal act violations, and as much as said it would turn over a new leaf. Fairgrounds Board President Adam Day and board member David Watson said they look forward to a new era of cooperation. And while there was unanimous support by the commission for approval of the two orders, some commissioners expressed skepticism. Commissioner Brian Brennan noted that the fairgrounds’ master plan, which would transform the property into a sports/hotel/entertainment complex, was at odds with the wishes of the Del Mar community. What if, Commissioner Steve Blank asked, the fairgrounds board elected to build a shopping center on the

site? Would the board have to answer to anyone? The answer is even though the fairgrounds board must obtain development permits, the commission will not make the determination if the proposed addition is consistent with the fairgrounds’ statutory mandate. In short, the commission isn’t authorized to enforce use limitations contained in other statutes. Beyond that, the fairgrounds board has the money to hire outside lawyers to contest commission orders. Neither the commission nor the city has the budget for protracted legal battles with the fairgrounds. At the same time the fairgrounds is projecting $61 million in annual revenues for 2012, we’re still smarting from the 2001 court decision that limited Del Mar to receive $525,300 in annual proceeds from the fairgrounds this fiscal year that will not cover the cost of city services provided to the facility. Does the fairgrounds board’s declaration that a collegial culture will now replace an adversarial air come from the heart? Or is it meant to pacify intense public and press outcry? In my opinion, the jury is still out. On the one hand, sound curtains and light shielding have been added to mitigate the ef-

fects of the temporary stage next to Stevens Creek, which will be permitted to continue for six months. But on the other, the fairgrounds board approved $80,000 in permanent electrical improvements to the stage without requesting a coastal development permit from the commission. I agree that the consent and restoration orders are an excellent step forward. But in reality, an amicable resolution of these important issues rests in the hands of the legislature, the governor and his appointees on the fairgrounds board. I’d be overjoyed by a new era of cooperation between the fairgrounds board and Del Mar; however, I have a sense of unease since the March Consent Calendar lists an agreement with Capitol Strategic Advisors for legislative consultation regarding governmental decisions and policies. The agreement, which runs from April through December, carries a $135,000 price tag — many times more than Del Mar’s budget for a Sacramento lobbyist. So what do you think? Can a leopard change its spots? Mayor Hilliard appeared and testified on behalf of Del Mar before the California Coastal Commission on March 8, 2012.

ments comprises 25 percent of San Diego County’s current supply portfolio. But getting that water — millions of gallons of it — from Imperial Valley to San Diego County requires the use of Metropolitan’s pipelines and pumps. Metropolitan charges the Water Authority for its so-called “transportation costs.” That’s fair. What’s not fair are the unrelated charges, including the cost of Met’s own water supplies, that Met tacks onto the Water Authority’s bill. In other words, local consumers are paying Metropolitan for water that the Water Authority purchases independently. That means we pay an inflated transportation cost, which in turn subsidizes the costs paid by Metropolitan’s 25 remain-

ing member agencies. If the court rules in favor of the Water Authority, San Diego County ratepayers will see the benefits. Refunds would go to the 24 retail water agencies and cities within the county and, by extension, their ratepayers. A case management hearing for the lawsuit is scheduled for April 11. In the meantime, the Water Authority will continue to build its case. Our message for consumers: We have been a cash cow for Met for far too long and we are paying through the nose for no valid reason. Pam Slater-Price represents District 3 and Bill Horn represents District 5 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Petitioners: Remember hard-fought freedoms I am sick and tired of listening to companies complain that they can’t afford postal stamps. Well, neither can I. I received two petitions from a group that called themselves Americans for Americans. The petition was to speak English only. Have they forgot the freedom of speech and freedom of the press? I gave three years of my life to the Armed Forces for freedom. And now they are telling me to speak English only. They have the nerve to ask for donations. Put the blame

where it belongs. You invited the green cards or Brasero, as they are known for cheap labor. You don’t need to attack the immigrants or be anti-Latino. Crack down on the real problem and that is the businessman who is hiring the cheap labor. Come to the fields and see for yourself. It’s hard work — I know, I worked in the fields myself at one time. As for giving amnesty and social security to the illegal, I don’t know all the circumstances. Carlos Graciano

Roundabouts can improve traffic flow in many ways RE: Roundabout proposal in Del Mar. After a number of trips driving in Europe I have come to appreciate the often encountered roundabout. It is a most efficient form of moving through an intersection. The benefits begin with elimination or lessening of stop and go traffic flow. Fewer stops are required, resulting in lower emissions expelled

and lower noise levels from vehicles accelerating from a stop. It can be a speed regulator too. From an esthetic point of view, I believe a roundabout can incorporate a handsome architectural element, as well. I believe the roundabout is a wonderful solution to improve traffic flow in a number of ways. Victor Kazakevich Del Mar



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Letters to the Editor/Opinion

One Paseo would be a great community asset A “Main Street” would be an ideal addition to our community. Although the plans for Carmel Valley suggest the inclusion of a community-friendly gathering place like this, such a site has never actually been built. For that reason, many residents here – including us – are looking forward to the proposed “Main Street” site.

The plans for Kilroy’s project look attractive, and they have clearly been well designed. I particularly appreciate that the proposed One Paseo project would be so pedestrian and biker-friendly, with walkable streets and good circulation. Because the project encourages less driving, visitors and residents would be able to freely and

leisurely walk or bike around. The mixture of amenities available at One Paseo would foster much more interaction within the community – as well as a lot more local business. The prospect of a new project that brings Carmel Valley residents closer together, while providing new shops and restaurants and entertainment options,

is definitely exciting. I have brothers and sisters in Carmel Valley, and they share my support for what we all feel is a very important and timely endeavor for the area. Kilroy’s “Main Street” would be a great asset to families throughout the community. Said and Mouzhgan Aboonour

We are the targets of Los Angeles developers Carmel Valley is largely a residential community. Our community has a unique character and charm precisely because there are no 10-story buildings with super-dense development. That would be forever altered by the proposed Kilroy Realty development called “One Paseo.” The efforts by members of the CV community planning board and other community activists prevented denser development over the last 25 years. You may thank those persons for what we have today. That’s the only reason things are as nice as they are here in Carmel Val-

ley. All of this will forever change unless the proposed project is considerably scaled down to conform to the existing community plan. Nothing in so-called “Smart Development” changes this truth. The Strong Mayor ballots were massively funded by developers who could evade campaign laws under the guise of a ballot initiative. San Diego was “ground zero” in this political effort by developers to recalibrate control of development away from local planning boards to the Good ‘ole Boys system downtown. Ostensibly, the goal of the Strong Mayor law was to

Impoverished and needy in Carmel Valley I guess I was feeling a bit too smug and took living in Carmel Valley for granted, but why not? Carmel Valley is a very attractive suburban residential neighborhood providing a highly desirable quality of life. With convenient access to north-south and east-west transportation corridors, great schools, and a variety of shopping and dining experiences, what’s not to like? Vons and Ralph’s provide me with the essentials and if I get bored, Sprouts is not that far away and Whole Foods is coming soon to Flower Hill. It is pretty easy to find an ample number of restaurants within or adjacent to our area that can satisfy a variety of needs and tastes: Sammy’s Woodfired, Il Fornaio, Jake’s, Taste of Thai, The Market and the list goes on. Currently, two new restaurants are under construction in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. With all this why am I suddenly feeling impoverished and needy? I hear voices, two in particular, and read advertisements that tell me I need a “place to shop,” a “place to live,” a “place to gather,” a “place to embrace” and, worst of all, that we residents are “lacking a heart.” How could I have felt so good about where I live? Am I really as bad off as I am being led to believe? To the rescue! Kilroy Realty has come up with a solution meant to satisfy these illusory needs, it is a delusive project called One Paseo. Forget that there will be close to 2,000,000 (that’s 2 million) square feet of development creating a scale and density seen only in compact urban areas; that is nine times the density of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center; Kilroy’s current entitlement is 500,000 sq. feet. The retail alone will occupy 270,000 square feet amidst 8 and 10 story buildings and large residential blocks. This is equal to the total amount of retail in the entire Del Mar Highlands Town Center. How about four and a half times more traffic and two new traffic lights on Del Mar Heights Road? Just what we need to complete our community: more traffic and congestion, more noise and diminished air quality. This monstrous development, as planned, will destroy the current coveted community character of Carmel Valley. More is not always better, especially for this community. For the facts and real life comparisons that reveal just how bad One Paseo would be rather than the PR fantasy promulgated by Kilroy, visit All residents need to become informed and involved. Eugene Helsel, Carmel Valley

rein in pension abuse. If so, why did so many developers make $50,000 contributions to the funds created by the proponents of the ballot initiatives? The real reasons are now becoming clear — developers want to weaken community control and meaningful input. Further, they can now evade the open meeting laws under the Brown Act so that they can meet behind closed doors. The Mayor’s office is no longer part of the legislative branch as it was under the old City Manager system. In the past, community planning boards worked

hand-in-hand with developers to make new development compatible with the community plan and existing uses. Today, it is the developers’ strategy to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to weaken local control by changing the laws and procedures. Kilroy also adopted the revolving door strategy to circumvent regulation and evade public scrutiny by hiring the former head of the Development Services Department to act as their chief lobbyist. William C. Bibb A concerned CV resident

Proposed development standards a concern I recently attended a Del Mar City Council meeting where the Planning Director made a presentation on the development standards that are being proposed for the Village Specific Plan. I am deeply concerned about what I heard. The Specific Plan will change zoning to allow the construction of 30foot high buildings on the west side of Camino del Mar, versus the current 14-foot limit. These taller buildings will block sunlight, ocean breezes and views. A 30-foot high row of buildings separating downtown from the ocean would also create a tunnel feeling while walking through the Village. The Specific Plan also calls for increasing allowable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to 150 percent. This will result in massive buildings over three times larger than what currently exists. The added congestion from 140 new apartments, 43 additional hotel rooms

and a near tripling of retail and restaurant space will dramatically increase noise, air pollution and ocean runoff. This is not appropriate in a fragile coastal environment. The City Council has stated on numerous occasions that the Specific Plan must include strong measures to protect the character of Del Mar. Yet the proposed changes will fundamentally change the character of Del Mar and have a very negative impact on the quality of life for Del Mar residents. Del Mar is a special city. It is not worth destroying what we have in search of increased economic vitality. I’m supportive of revitalizing downtown. However, it needs to be done in a sensible way that maintains the character of Del Mar and protects our environment. I would like to hear from anyone who shares my concerns. Please email me at Mark Stuckelman

One Paseo would provide many benefits I am proud to give the proposed One Paseo project my full support — it would be a good thing for our community, especially because it can serve as the central gathering area that’s otherwise lacking here. A beautiful new development like this can do a lot for us. Because it’s designed to function as a “main street,” it can really help to bring our community together. This is something that’s been absent in Carmel Valley – despite all the other benefits that come from living here. Economically speaking, building One Paseo would be a smart move all around. It would create thousands of new

jobs – some temporary, and some permanent. It would also help to create new sources of tax revenue for the city. One Paseo would also benefit residents by helping to increase our property values. In this economy, these benefits should be factored into any careful analysis of the project. Between the intangible benefits of a stronger community and the very tangible realities of a stronger local economy, it’s clear to me that One Paseo is a worthwhile project deserving of the community’s support and the city’s approval. Sam Cadwallader Business Development

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LIMBO continued from page 7 McClurg acknowledged that a free Del Mar TK program for November birthdays might attract children who would otherwise be enrolled in another year of preschool, making estimates based on current enrollment unreliable. Del Mar parents, she said, have been asking about transitional kindergarten for this fall. “We want to be able to provide our parents with answers and exactly what programs will be offered and for which students,” she said. “We wish we had more answers.” Costs for implementing a TK program are also difficult to project. McClurg said there would be costs associated with the purchase of curriculum materials, teacher salaries (because it would

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cally for those children turning 5 in November, at one location in the district where classroom space is available. Solana Beach currently has 382 kindergartners, with 17 who turned 6 in November and 13 who turned 5 in November. But Fausset was skeptical that those numbers would be realistic for gauging enrollment in a TK class. Transitional kindergarten teachers must be certificated, she said, “so we would either recruit from our kindergarten or early primary staff or hire a new teacher for this class.” Fausset said uncertainty about the program began last fall and continued through Feb., and led her and her team to place their plans for TK on hold. “At this time we believed the program was not required,” she said. “We certainly did


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not want to move aggressively forward and communicate a program that might not be funded.” Fausset is monitoring activity in Sacramento. “Clearly, we have slowed our planning but can mobilize at any moment when we have confirmation that the program is required,” she said. She anticipates the Senate budget committee will reject the governor’s proposal, saying, “I’m going to guess there’s more legislative work to be done with this.” Districts need to be “careful, cautious and thoughtful before embarking upon implementation of a new program in this difficult budget time,” Fausset said. At the same time, she emphasized the importance of the original legislation and the need for it.

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“I am very supportive of the TK concept,” she said. “As a former firstgrade teacher, I have long advocated to move the kindergarten age back.” She said transitional kindergarten offers a chance for lower-income children to prepare for kindergarten without the risk of falling behind more affluent classmates with years of preschool. Fausset said her district “will work hard to accommodate families.” Simitian, in a Los Angeles Times article published Feb. 8, 2012, called

LANE continued from page 2 and possibly increasing collisions. The community suggested either mitigating traffic problems with signs instead of reducing lanes, or just leaving it alone. City engineer Mo Sammak said most of the residents’ concerns were not supported by the professional opinions of the city’s engineer consultants. “They did not agree with the comments we received from the community,” he said. “However, the city manager directed us to change course and simply eliminate the work that was proposed on Lomas Santa Fe and that’s what we did.” The revised project includes better defined pedestrian crossings at the Sun Valley intersection, a walkway to the adjacent county park entrance, and an entirely new sidewalk along Sun Valley heading toward Lomas Santa Fe. The entire plan can be viewed at www. About $330,000 is allocated for the project, although engineers estimate that the cost will be higher, Sammak said. The project would be funded by stimulus dollars designated specifically for roadway maintenance and construction and would not add to the deficit of the City of Solana Beach. Resident Mary Jane Boyd said she supports the improvements to the intersection at Highland Drive and Lomas Santa Fe, as well as the original plan to reduce the street to single lanes. “We need a long-term solution to calming the traffic on Lomas Santa Fe,” she said. “This could be a beautiful street in the com-

the proposal to eliminate transitional kindergarten “the worst kind of bait and switch.” He said the bargain was to change the kindergarten starting age while providing a TK program with the money saved. Now, he said, the governor wants to “take advantage of those savings without honoring the commitment to provide [transitional kindergarten].” “This is why people don’t trust the government,” Simitian said.

munity. It’s in the middle of two residential areas, it’s a main entrance in and out of our city and the city needs to take responsibility in slowing the traffic in our community.” Councilman Tom Campbell said he appreciated Boyd’s recognition that “there clearly is a problem on that street.” “I don’t support staff’s elimination of trying to come up with traffic calming solutions on Lomas Santa Fe, whether it be reduction of lane width or elimination of multiple lanes,” he said. “I drive Lomas Santa Fe every day and it’s a racetrack … We have to do something about this. It is a very dangerous situation.” He said, more importantly, there needs to be a traffic cop in the area writing tickets. “I support everything else about this plan, but to just throw everything else to the wind regarding traffic calming on Lomas Santa Fe without coming up with some alternatives, I do not support that at all,” Campbell said. City Manager David Ott said there would not be adequate funds to complete the revised plan as well as the lane reduction plan. Councilman Mike Nichols said he is “supportive of what we are looking at … but I echo Campbell’s sentiment regarding what we are not looking at.” “There’s an obvious issue there,” he said, adding that the 17-foot-wide drive lanes on Lomas Santa Fe are “speedways” and narrowing those drive lanes would be worth looking into for a future project.


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League Highlights Del Mar Little League 2012 season is in full swing. The games and our fans have been great. Congratulations to our recent Home Run hitters: Majors: Justin Kaplan (Yankees), Gavin Navarro (Cardinals) AAA: Jake Maier (Threshers), Mo Vanderwiel (Rattlers) League Reminders For league updates, scores and standings visit the league website at

Famed UCLA head women’s volleyball coach, Mike Sealy, will hold volleyball camps for girls over the summer at the Coast Volleyball facility in Sorrento Valley. Sealy played his college ball at UCLA and won a National Championship as a player in 1993. He was named an All-American in 1991 and 1993. He also played with the U.S. National Team in 1994 and 1997 and was named the AVCA Coach of the Year in 2011. If interested in attending a camp, please call Coast Volleyball Club at (858)7937743.

Flag and tackle football registration now open Registration is now OPEN for the Fall 2012 flag and tackle football season! Boys and girls between the ages of 5-14 are invited to sign up for the only Division 1 Youth football program in Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach. Divisions are based on grade and age thereby allowing kids to play and develop their skill set against their peer group. The Carmel Valley Dons organization prides itself on its commitment to prepare its youth football players for high school football at Torrey Pines or Cathedral. By eliminating weight classes, it offers the opportunity for all kids to play tackle football before entering high school regardless of their weight and size. The Carmel Valley Dons Youth Football program was formed in 2010 to create a competitive Division 1 Football program serving the Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach communities. The leagues home stadium is Cathedral High School and the CV Dons proudly wear their colors, and they are greatly supported by Varsity Head Coach Sean Doyle. For more information or to register for the 2012 season, visit or find us on Twitter and Facebook.



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La Colonia de Eden Gardens: SB’s hidden barrio Activists hope community forum, programs will help break down ‘institutionalized barriers,’ set youths on positive course BY CLAIRE HARLIN

“A lot of the things happening in this environment start at a very young age,” said Aguilar. Formed in the 1920s by Mexi“These are very competitive school can farmers hired by neighboring districts and if kids start behind ranch owners, La Colonia de Eden the eight ball, they remain behind Gardens is a wealth of culture, the eight ball.” known for its vibrant history and To help with this, Aguilar said good food. there needs to be an “Solana Beach open dialogue is such a desirable among all stakecommunity to live holders in the comin and it’s unique munity, and that is in that it’s got a why leaders from barrio and nobody the City of Solana knows there’s a Beach, Mano a barrio here,” said Mano Foundation, longtime resident Santa Fe Christian Victor Tostado. Schools, Mira Costa “It’s a hidden Community Colgem.” VICTOR TOSTADO lege, the Sheriff’s But despite Department and the assets La Colomany others have nia is known for, been invited to parTostado said it has ticipate in the fobeen a constant rum, which will be held at the La battle to keep the neighborhood Colonia Park Community Room healthy and safe. That’s why he from 6 to 8 p.m. The forum is and several other dedicated community members that make up the open to the public and will place a huge focus on the youth of La CoLa Colonia de Eden Gardens Founlonia, who will be the next leaders dation are holding a community of the community. forum on April 30 to address issues In the works are a number of such as education, safety and “culyouth recreational and educational tural sensitivity,” Tostado said. Manny Aguilar, who is also on programs that will be discussed, and the foundation wants feedthe foundation and has lived in La Colonia since 1980, said the neigh- back from the community on how to make La Colonia a better place. borhood has been plagued by drug Community leaders will also be on use and commerce, especially hand to answer questions. when he first came to the commuTostado said, “For one reason nity. or another, the migrant communi“It was drug alley. We were ty may not feel like part of the saying, ‘We don’t want the next community.” It is this isolation generation hooked on drugs and that the foundation hopes to adwe need to change the dynamic,’” dress, among issues such as lansaid Aguilar, adding that even guage barriers and education. though much has improved “This is one community that through awareness and communineeds to be united in the most ty policing, the reputation has left positive way,” said Tostado. “We a tinge of negativity and possibly a need to break down the institustigma in the community, leaving tionalized attitudes about how “institutionalized barriers” that people view the community and need to be broken down in order how the community views each for there to be growth, he said. EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

‘For one reason or another, the migrant community may not feel like part of the community.’

other. It’s an affluent community and at times it is difficult for some to relate to the entire community. Some people are frankly in the shadows.” The April 30 Community Forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the La Colonia Park Community Room. For more information, contact Manny Aguilar at 619-6725872.

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Above: La Colonia de Eden Gardens is one of the oldest communities in Solana Beach, but some residents are concerned with the institutionalized barriers that have grown from the cultural mix found there. Left: Tony’s Jacal restaurant is one of the most wellknown cultural icons in La Colonia. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN

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Eugene O’Neill classic ‘Anna Christie’ opens at The Old Globe BY DIANA SAENGER Eugene O’Neill’s classic drama “Anna Christie,” is a window on the life of Anna Christopherson, a young woman who goes looking for her estranged father, Chris Christopherson, 15 years after he abandoned her to live with relatives. When she finds her father, now an old sailor who runs a barge and drinks a lot, Anna also meets Mat, and the two fall in love. But will Anna’s unrevealed past become the barrier that breaks them apart? Theater patrons can revisit O’Neill’s masterful work in The Old Globe’s revival, directed by Daniel Goldstein, and running through April 15. The play won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (And later, the 1993 Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Play and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.) Austin Durant (“Death of a Salesman,” “Othello”) auditioned for the role of Mat. He received his B.A. from Temple University and his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama, and was fresh off performing in the film “War Horse,” and ready for a change. “Even though the lan-


If you go What: ‘Anna Christie’ When: Matinees, evenings through April 15 Where: Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park Tickets: From $29 Box Office: (619) 23-GLOBE Website: theoldglobe. org guage is a beast, this role resonated with me,” Durant said. “Mat is a big feeler, has such pathos and is so passionate. He kind of operates behind a mask, but as things start to unravel about Anna, that persona begins to drop away. The story functions on dramatic irony. We know from the beginning Anna carries a secret that the men in her life have to discover. But O’Neill keeps it interesting in how we get there.” Jessica Love (“Map of Heaven,” “Bottom of the World”) takes on the role of the woman with a troubled past who is unsure how to regain her self-esteem. Greta Garbo and Charles Bick-

ford played the romantic couple in the 1930 film. Bill Buell (“The History Boys,” “Inherit the Wind”) plays Chris Christopherson. Other cast members include Bryan Banville (Longshoreman), Chance Dean (Longshoreman, Johnson), John Garcia (Johnny-the-Priest), Jason Maddy (Postman), and Kristine Nielsen (Marthy Owen). Goldstein brings a wealth of experience to this production. He’s the director of the current Broadway revival of “Godspell,” and he directed “God of Carnage,” “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown,” “Golden Boy,” “Annie” and “Artificial Fellow Traveler.” He co-wrote the musical “Unknown Soldier” with Michael Friedman. “Daniel (Goldstein) brings such energy to the play,” Durant said. “He builds a trust in us, and us with him. The play is four different scenes so he has to get us through all the times, all the blows of life, that are thrown at these characters. “He’s picked amazing actors who all know quite a lot about Eugene O’Neill and this classic. The humanity is palpable.”

Bill Buell (Chris Christopherson), Jessica Love (Anna Christopherson) and Austin Durant (Mat Burke) intrigue in ‘Anna Christie,” directed by Daniel Goldstein. PHOTO: HENRY DIROCCO


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Springing into do-it-yourself arrangements with local flower design classes BY CLAIRE HARLIN

didn’t even have daffodils there, but I knew what they were.” Ashworth said she would immerse herself in flower books when she was a kid, just as she does now to get ideas for her arrangements and classes. “I am an artist and flowers are my medium,” she said. For more information, call 858-345-1701 or visit www.


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The 16th century gave rise to a fantasy world of flowers — huge, whimsical arrangements of tulips, peonies and poppies — which we only know about through the Dutch Masters paintings left behind from the Renaissance. In Solana Beach, however, one flower artist is bringing the style back with a private flower design class on April 4. The Dutch Masters class is the first of seven to be held monthly through September at Isari Flower Studio, located at 414 N. Cedros Ave., and led by studio owner, designer and stylist Tam Ashworth. Other classes include a motherdaughter class, a peony class and a culinary creation class that will incorporate fruit and greens for an edible design. Ashworth, a Thailand native and former supermodel who has experience styling multi-million-dollar weddings all over the world, doesn’t just provide the flowers. She entertains her guests, shares the history or background of the subject matter, walks her students through their arrangements step by step, and provides themed food and drinks. “People want to be able to enjoy their flowers, and instead of just going and buying them, they can make something significant, a masterpiece that they can take home with them,” Ashworth said in a recent interview at her Solana Beach studio. Vibrant and well-spoken, Ashworth makes her presence as known in her studio as the bouquets of flowers and ornaments that adorn it. A regular afternoon for Ashworth consisted of making plans via phone, brainstorming decor for a “dream wedding” theme, and discussing plans with happy bride-to-be clients stopping by the studio. “People work with me for their wedding because they know I take care of everything. It’s a lot for a bride to worry about,” said Ashworth. “When I do events, it’s not all about flowers. I can do just flowers if you want that, but usually I style the whole wedding.” Ashworth knows a challenge when it comes to styling

Isari Flower Studio owner, designer and stylist Tam Ashworth. weddings. Just last winter, she put on both a ceremony in India and in Thailand for one couple seeking an elaborate union. The 30-person event in India was intimate, while the Thailand ceremony consisted of setting up an entire wedding structure and kitchen on a deserted island and transporting all materials and 135 guests by yacht. That extravagant affair was featured in Harper’s Bazaar Thailand. “We pulled that together in about a month, and we did everything through Skype,” she said of the feat. Another of Ashworth’s masterpiece weddings was featured in the March 11 issue of the Los Angeles Times. Although much of the ceremony was do-it-yourself, Ashworth was featured for her bouquets, which added an important touch to the Bohemian-style wedding. Ashworth has been arranging flowers since 1988 when she came to the United States. She said she has wanted to work with flowers from a young age. “Before I could even speak English I knew what daffodils were,” she said. “Being born and raised in Thailand, we

Carruth’s ‘gorilla marketing’ Will Wennerholm wears a gorilla costume on March 11 at the Family Winemakers 2012 Tasting, as part of a true “gorilla marketing” effort on behalf of Solana Beach’s Carruth Cellars. Wennerholm and winery owner Adam Carruth offered attendees free tastings at the Del Mar Fairgrounds event, and the two were also chosen to be interviewed by KFSD Radio 1450 AM, San Diego Wine and Dine Radio. Visit for more information.

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Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Join aquarium naturalists for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from their Alaska breeding grounds to Baja California. Don’t forget your camera!

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Smashburger ■ 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar ■ (858) 461-4105 ■ ■ The Vibe: Relaxed, quick-casual ■ Signature Dishes: Classic Smashburger, San Diego Smashburger, Spicy Baja Smashburger, Sunset Salad ■ Open Since: 2010

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The Classic Smashburger is topped with American cheese, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and Smash sauce on an egg bun. Del Mar and La Jolla — is the San Diego BY KELLEY CARLSON Smashburger, with avocado, cilantro, ith nine locations throughout San Diego County and a new site slated onions, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and spicy chipotle mayo on a to open in April, Smashburger is torta roll. Don’t forget to squeeze the wedge proving to be a hit with local residents. of lime over the toppings. The restaurant goes above and beyond A handful of other creations are offered, typical fast-food chains with its ingredients, or guests can build their own patty. using premium items such as Madagascar Despite the company name, burgers vanilla syrup, real cocoa beans and Haagenaren’t the only items on the menu. There Dazs ice cream in shakes; Tazo Tea; Maytag are nearly a half-dozen chicken sandwich blue cheese and cremini mushrooms as options, served toppings; artisan buns, grilled or crispy. All including chipotle of the hot dogs — with smoked peppers; Classic, Chili Cheese and 100-percent Each week you’ll find a recipe from and Chicago — are certified Angus beef. the featured restaurant online at And the prices are Just click ‘Get The made with 100 percent Angus beef. lower than what some Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. Vegetarians may opt people might expect, ■ This week: for the made-fromwith the regular-sized How to prepare a Smashburger! scratch Black Bean Smashburger in the $5 Burger or one of to $6 range. several salads, including the Sunset, a “We’re not expensive,” said Wayne mixture of greens, balsamic tomatoes, Mandelbaum, vice president of operations for raisins, dried cranberries, sunflower and SmashBros LLC in San Diego and Riverside pumpkin seeds, and blue cheese, and counties. “We want a place people can take drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. their families to and not break the wallet.” Among the sides available are Smashfries, The restaurant derives its name from the tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic; process used to create its burgers, which are Haystack Onions; and Fried Pickles, with “smashed,” seared in juices on a hot grill, buttermilk ranch dressing. seasoned and cooked to the customer’s For dessert, shakes are served in an oldpreference. fashioned frosted glass with leftovers in a The Classic version features American metal mixing cup. cheese, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, red onion, While Smashburger doesn’t have happy pickles and Smash sauce on an egg bun. hours, it has “happy days,” said Special to the area franchises — including

Del Mar’s Smashburger has a dog-friendly patio that offers ocean views and people watching along Camino del Mar and 15th Street.


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Guests at the Smashburger in Del Mar can sit at booths after placing an order at the register. PHOTOS BY KELLY CARLSON

Mandelbaum, as beer and wine are regularly part of the beverage menu. The microbrews are from local companies Ballast Point and Stone Brewing. The clean and simple, yet modern decor in Smashburger is essentially the same at all 151 locations nationwide, with some variations. Inside the Del Mar franchise, a brightly lit logo is prominently displayed over the colorful, mini mosaic tiles behind the register. Customers order items off a large wall menu next to the counter, and then seat themselves at a cushioned booth as the server delivers

the goods. Smashburger’s signature words — “smash,” “sizzle” and “savor” — are boldly painted in red on antique-white space. Light, “middle of the road” music fits in with the casual atmosphere. During those idyllic, warm and sunny Southern California days, many patrons gravitate outside to the dog-friendly patio. They may lounge at tables underneath umbrellas while observing the activity at one of Del Mar Village’s busiest intersections, 15th Street and Camino del Mar. They can also catch a glimpse of the Pacific, just a couple of blocks away.


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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE by Gioachino Rossini

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The Bishop’s School plans to boogie at 2012 Auction ‘Disco Knights’ “Knight Fever, Knight Fever. We know how to do it,â€? may not be the way the original      tune was written, but it’s a song on a continuously groovy loop in the minds of The Bishop’s School’s 2012 Auction Committee. Disco Knights, this year’s annual auction, is coming to campus April 21, and co-chairs Bridget Musante, Kelly Dorvillier and Melissa Swanson have been long at work to make sure this is certainly a night – or should we say, “knightâ€? – to remember. “This party will be the ultimate flash back to the fun and fabulous disco era,â€? said Dorvillier. “Think lights, sequins, disco balls, bell-bottom pants and a lot of disco dancing.â€? Each year, the school’s auction nets approximately $1 million in direct support of the Bishop’s Student Need-Based Financial Aid and Faculty Professional Growth programs. Twenty-one percent of the current  

student body is receiving close to $3 million through the financial aid program. “The financial aid program allows The Bishop’s School to attract the best and the brightest students from all backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay tuition,� said Musante. “The program means so much because it supports the school’s vision of community through opportunity. The experiences of the students, both those receiving aid and those not, become truly diverse and dynamic.� Disco Knights, the School’s 27th annual auction, will be held on campus and will feature a sit-down dinner for 500, dancing to the fantastic music of the disco decade, a wine auction, and both live and silent auctions with an emphasis on items that offer unique experiences. Underwriting of the auction has begun and donations of auction items from the local businesses and community members can be made online. Information can be found at or through the advancement office, (858) 875-0804.

Benefit performance of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is March 24 The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito will present a special benefit performance of the “The Vagina Monologues on March 24, at 7 p.m., at 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach. Suggested donation is $15. For reservations/information, contact Kathy Faller at:

Goodguys 12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is March 30-April 1 More than 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 will be featured at the Goodguys 12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals to be held March 30-April 1. For more information on the event, call 858-755-1161 or visit; www.,

A Bridal Showcase at Flower Hill Promenade March 29 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.â€? 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 dĂŠcor and floral arrangements, gourmet food, wine and desserts, current wedding trends, and everything in between needed for the big day. Flower Hill welcomes brides to share this wonderful experience by inviting along their bridal parties, friends, and families to this event. Tickets for this event are $10 and include a special “Hitched!â€? tote bag filled with over $100 worth of goodies and offers from the event’s wedding vendors. Only a limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased online at

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. 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

Free dog and cat first aid class to be held March 25 A free clinic will be offered for pet owners to assist them in preparing for emergencies involving their dogs and cats. Participants will learn how to provide prompt, effective first aid and care to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during a household emergency or major disaster such as an earthquake or wildfire evacuation. The workshop will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the Del Mar Powerhouse, 1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. The instructor is Max Wilson, an American Red Cross National Authorized Provider, who has taught a wide range of emergency response and specialty marine safety courses since 1975. “Wilson’s extensive, wide-ranging experience and real-world, hands-on examples keep the material entertaining, practical and easy to understand,� said Linette Page, an operations leader for the Solana Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). This is a free community event sponsored by the CERT organizations in Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Rancho Santa Fe. Two pet-centric businesses, Tsavo’s Canine Rehabilitation and Fitness Center and Dexter’s Deli of Del Mar are underwriting the cost of the course so it can be offered free to the community. Parking is limited so carpooling is advised. Please do not bring pets to the class.

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Support TPHS through silent auction, March 31 fundraiser

Torrey Pines High School’s Silent Online Auction is underway! Thank you to TPHS’ generous parent and business community for their support to all students at Torrey Pines High School. The silent online auction will end Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. There is something for everyone — fun activities, cuisine, local geta-ways, as well as the High Sierra’s, Boston and more. Check out the action at www.torreypinesfoundation. org The main event, “Pump Up the Volume,” will take place on March 31, at 5 p.m. at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. The evening is casual and will feature DJ Staci-Ortiz Davis and KUSI’spsorts reporter Paul Rudy. Join the TPHS Foundation for an evening of great food, dancing, live auction and fun! Reservations can be purchased on line at the above web address or by calling the Torrey Pines High School Foundation office at (858) 7933551.

MAEGA Scholarship Dinner is March 27 On Tuesday, March 27, the Mexican American Educational Guidance Association (MAEGA) will hold its annual Scholarship Dinner at Tony’s Jacal Mexican Restaurant from 5:30-8 p.m. Tony’s Jacal is located at 621 Valley Avenue in Solana Beach. Tickets for the Mexican Barbeque dinner are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from any MAEGA board member or at the door. All proceeds will fund 2012 scholarships.

TPHS art show

Dr. Tosun Bayrak, owner of Chiropractic Center of Carmel Valley, is presenting the Torrey Pines Drawing Class Show “Paint, Pens, Scissors.” Fourteen uniquely talented artists are showcasing their fresh original drawings in the lobby of Chiropractic Center of Carmel Valley, 12750 Carmel Country Road, San Diego, CA 92130. An opening for the show will be held March 31 at noon. All welcome.

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Lucie Arnaz to sing at Bow Tie & Pearls Gala benefiting North Coast Repertory Theatre Broadway veteran and Emmy-award winning actress and singer Lucie Arnaz will sing at the gala celebrating the 30th Anniversary of North Coast Repertory Theatre. The Bow Tie & Pearls Gala will be held on Sunday evening, April 22, at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. North Coast Repertory Theatre first opened in 1982 and has actively produced plays each season. “Thirty years is an impressive milestone,” said David Ellenstein, artistic director of North Coast Lucie Arnaz Repertory Theatre. “It shows that this community has embraced North Coast Rep as its own, and has been willing to grow with the theatre as it has progressed to become one of the region’s leading professional theatre arts organizations. The stage is set for continued growth as we strive to create even greater theatre that makes a difference in the lives of our patrons.” “We are honored to be involved in this Thirtieth Anniversary Season Gala celebrating 30 wonderful years of theatre at North Coast Repertory Theatre,” said Justin Tipp, cochair of the gala with his wife, Leslie. The couple live in Del Mar and Tipp is a member of the theatre’s board of trustees. The Tipps and their gala committee chose the theme of “Pearls,” as the lustrous gems are the tribute gift for a 30th wedding anniversary. In addition to the performance by Lucie Arnaz, the evening will feature a sumptuous dinner catered by Jeffrey Strauss and Pamplemousse Grille, silent and live auctions and much more. The Bow Tie and Pearls Gala Committee members are Sandy Anglin (Del Mar); Judith Bradley (Solana Beach), Kathryn Byrd (development officer, North Coast Rep, San Diego), Shelia Chue (Escondido), Connie Coe (Cardiff by the Sea), Bev Conner (Carlsbad), Hal and Jeanette Coons (Escondido), Marion Dodson (Rancho Santa Fe), Sarah Dodson (Encinitas), Judy Moffson (Solana Beach), Dori Patterson (Encinitas), Amy Ramaker (Solana Beach), Jeri Rovsek (Rancho Santa Fe), Julie Sarno (Carlsbad), Holly Smith Jones (Solana Beach), Tammy Tidmore (Solana Beach), Toni Tschann (development director, North Coast Rep, San Diego), and Leslie Zwail (Del Mar). For tickets call, Kathryn Byrd, development officer, 858-481-2155, ext. 211.

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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Envision Cinema Film selected for largest Youth Film Festival in the world Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema Conservatory film “Bottles and Cans� has been selected to appear in the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) next month. CCA student filmmakers Joshua Masters, Richard Liu, Allan Duan, and Jennifer Smart produced the documentary short film on recycling in the Fall of 2011 as one of eight Envision Cinema Conservatory films produced that semester. “Bottles and Cans� is showcased in the NFFTY Earth category, featuring environment and social justice issues brought to light through films motivating awareness and positive change. The National Film Festival for Talented Youth, the largest youth film festival in the world, received nearly 700 entries into the 2012 Festival, which will be held April 2629, in Seattle, Wash. Films have been submitted by filmmakers 22 and under, from 40 states and 22 countries. The filmmakers who submitted this year represent a cross-section of backgrounds and ages, with the youngest filmmaker being 7-years-old. Now in its sixth year, NFFTY has continued to grow year-after-year. Festival programmers are also exposed to insights about

A scene “Bottles and Cans.� the voice and stories of this generation. This year, NFFTY is seeing similar story content about love, teen angst and coming of age and then darker subject matter about war, suicide and loss of hope, likely a reflection of the current state of the world. A sample of countries NFFTY received submissions from this year include: Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, India, Singapore, South Korea and more. After making the final selections, NFFTY expects to screen more than 200 films at the festival in April. Last year, NFFTY drew more than 7,000 in attendance.

Riford Center will host autobiography course A 10-week workshop on guided autobiography (GAB) will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 27 to May 29, at The Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The workshop will provide structure for adults of any age who are interested in writing an autobiography. Each week, members of the workshop, under the guidance of GAB-certified instructors Joan Vesper, Ph.D., and Anne Middleton, MSJ, will explore a different life theme that has been influential in shaping their lives. Participants write two pages on each theme at home and bring their writing to share in a small group with others also sharing their stories. The course was developed by Dr. James

Birren at the University of Southern California, refined at UCLA, and has been taught worldwide, including in Brazil, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, and Taiwan. “In five decades of studying adult development and aging,� said Birren, “I have found that writing about our life experiences and sharing them with others is one of the best ways we have of giving new meaning to our present lives by understanding the past more fully.� The workshop is particularly helpful to people facing any major life transition, he added To register, call (858) 459-0831.

Success for interscholastic ‘Surfers’ Books for the Needy Club’ Stephanie Schechter, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), is the founder and president of the newly formed Interscholastic Surfers’ Books for the Needy Club. For the last two years, Stephanie was the vice-president of the Books for the Needy Club, started at Canyon Crest Academy. That club has been a huge success, collecting over 3,000 books through annual book drives during the two years since its founding. This year, Schechter developed a new club to expand book collection beyond only Canyon Crest, with the aim of making it into an interscholastic event. As a competitor for the CCA surf team, Stephanie recruited student athletes from other high school surf teams that compete in the same high school division of the Scholastic Surf Series to organize their own teammates and collect books for the drive. The Scholastic Surf Series (SSS) is an organization that provides a competition platform for school surf teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara. The other high schools in the division include Pt. Loma La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Carlsbad, La Costa Canyon, Oceanside, and San Dieguito Academy. Under Stephanie’s leadership, the teams have donated thousands of books at the contests this season. The Books for the Needy Club donates the collected books to The Book Man in San

Diego. The Book Man is a nonprofit organization that delivers books to homeless shelters, inner city schools, incarcerated inmates, and to those in need. Through the Interscholastic Surfers’ Books for the Needy Club, Schechter has combined her love of reading with her love of surfing. Stephanie summarized her vision, “There is no more appropriate place to combine the promotion of literacy and education with healthy sports competition than at a contest series devoted to surfing scholars.� Stephanie plans to organize the event again next year and expand it even further to include other SSS divisions.

Concours D’Elegance: Beautiful cars coming to La Jolla April 1 The eighth annual classic car exhibition at the La Jolla Cove has a new name, more sponsors, and a sharper focus this year engaging the entire community in making the show one of La Jolla’s signature events. “We are committed to raising the bar and making this a special event for this community,� said Mike Dorvillier, committee chair of the weekend-long La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by La Jolla Historical Society from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. The 2012 Concours on Scripps Park lawn will feature more than 150 exquisite automobiles judged in 30 specialty car classes. Registration forms and tickets: Contact: (619) 233-5008

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Artist from La Jolla Festival of the Arts to install a ‘San Diego Staple’ in Solana Beach Local featured artist of the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, Amos Robinson, will install another largerthan-life sculpture in San Diego. The kinet- Amos Robinson’s ic stainless-steel art‘My Bike’ work titled, “Love My Tidelands Park, Bike,” will become a fixture on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach on Friday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. “Amos’ sculptures are peppered throughout San Diego,” said Ted Peña, La Jolla Festival of the Arts manager and Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club member. “I’m very happy to hear about his latest installment and I’m thrilled that he will be one of the artists to feature in this year’s La Jolla Festival of the Arts.” Robinson’s kinetic sculptures have become a staple in the San Diego community. His art can be found at Tidelands Park in Coronado, the Wolfstein Sculpture Parks at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and Encinitas, and the Manpower corporate office in downtown San Diego. Motion, reflective light and rich color are key elements of his stainless steel artwork.

“Public art represents a community’s spirit and offers a sense of pride, bringing people together,” said Sean MacLeod, Developer at South Cedros Associates, who is commissioning the ‘Love My Bike’ installation. “Public installation art is also a great tool for economic stimulation, because it attracts people to a community.” Art is not only a creative way to establish a community’s identity, but it also offers an opportunity to give back to the community. Over two hundred award-winning local and national artists, who range from sculptures like, Amos Robinson, to photographers, painters, musicians and more, will feature in this year’s The La Jolla Festival of the Arts. All proceeds raised from ticket sales will benefit over 20 local organizations, which work to improve the quality of life for San Diegans with disabilities. “My artwork is an expression of my dreams. I’m proud to participate in the La Jolla Festival of the Arts and to support the event’s mission, which enables others to follow their dreams,” said Robinson. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, please visit or call 760-753-1670. For more information about Amos and his work please visit



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(Left) Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian (left) and Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard (right) with Dave Dean (center).

(Above) Jim Watkins and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, who presented Watkins with a proclamation. (Left) (l-r) Joe Harper (MC and auctioneer), Jim Watkins’ daughter K.C. and “Roastee” Jim Watkins.

(Right) Dan Phelan (bowling) and teammate Andrew Sagar (right). (Below) Kids had fun too!

Boys & Girls Clubs honors Del Mar’s Jim Watkins Del Mar resident and local developer Jim Watkins was honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito at the Del Mar Hilton on March 7. The dinner featured guest emcee Joe Harper, president & CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. In addition, numerous community members and Watkins’ friends “roasted” him throughout the evening. Watkins has been a major supporter of the local organization for 35 years. He currently serves on the Foundation Board of Trustees as well as the Chairman’s Council of the Clubs’ operating board. “Jim’s involvement, generosity and friendship over the years have contributed greatly to the success of the organization,” said Doug Hall, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation. “His commitment to the Club and the community of Del Mar is greatly appreciated by all.” Watkins was the first major developer of timeshare resort properties in Southern California. He is the founder and president of Winners Circle Resorts International Inc., a company headquartered in Del Mar that specializes in the development, sales, marketing and management of vacation timeshares. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, visit

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Award-winning journalist to emcee Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s ‘Sounds of Hope for Children’ concert on April 28 Veteran journalist and KUSI weekday news anchor Sandra Maas will emcee the eighth annual Sounds of Hope for Children concert, presented by the Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. A Carmel Valley resident and long-time supporter of Rady Children’s Hospital, Maas is generously donating her time and talent to the sure to sell out fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. The LOFT, a performance and cultural lounge at UCSD’s La Jolla campus, will be the venue for this year’s Sounds of Hope featuring the nationally acclaimed Joshua Tree Sandra Maas, Judy Rowles and Paul Rudy band, performing a musical tribute to legraised more than $660,000 for the hospital’s endary Irish rock band, U2. Guests will be Autism Discovery Institute, which was in treated to the inspiring music of U2, the dire need of a new playground. This year, three D’s (dinner, drinks, dancing) and a the group chose to fund something with far LIVE auction sure to make you raise your paddle! One of this year’s LIVE auction pack- reaching and impacting effects - research. The Discovery Pediatric Research Program is ages is an all inclusive “LA Weekend Geta novel collaboration between Rady Chilaway,” which includes hotel accommodadren’s Hospital and UCSD, where doctors tions at the luxurious SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, box seats to a coveted Hollywood Bowl and researchers are doing incredible work in the areas of oncology, autism, and other concert (we’re talking the likes of Coldplay childhood illnesses. All funds raised at or Dave Matthews), and delectable dinning Sounds of Hope for Children will help cliniat Bottega Louie. Football fans will also be cians continue their valuable work, seeking thrilled to see Prep Pigskin Report host and breakthroughs and perhaps cures for chilMs. Maas’ KUSI colleague, Paul Rudy, in acdren with life threatening illnesses in our tion as Auctioneer of this year’s charitable community and across the globe. bidding war. Only 220 tickets, at just $155 To learn more about the Carmel Valley per person, will be sold to this fabulous Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, event. make a donation, or purchase tickets to The Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Chil“Sounds of Hope for Children 2012 – In the dren’s Hospital Auxiliary hopes to raise Name of Love” please visit, awareness and much needed funds for the email or call (619) 717hospital’s Discovery Pediatric Research Pro1398. gram. Last year, the Carmel Valley Unit

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Indian Fine Arts of San Diego to hold 5th annual Music and Dance Festival The Indian Fine Arts of San Diego is celebrating its 5th annual Music and Dance Festival from March 27 to April 1 at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. This organization is dedicated to the propagation of classical Indian music and dance in Southern California. This year, the festival has a fantastic line-up of world renowned vocal and instrumental artists of both the Hindustani and the Carnatic traditions of Indian music from India and around the world. Among the many highlights of the program is a jugalbandi: a concert that will showcase the virtuosity of two prodigiously skilled masters, one of the slide guitar and the other of the bamboo flute. The festival will also present some of India’s most talented and most engaging percussionists who will be playing on such diverse instruments as the thavil, the kanjira, the tabla, the ghatam, and the mridangam. Audiences are also certain to be enthralled by the captivating music of such wind instruments as the shennai, the flute, the nadaswaram & the morsing and string instruments like the sitar, the sarod, and the violin. The IFAASD is also presenting numerous dance dramas during the festival that are going to be marvelous treats for both the eyes and ears. The festival will also cel-

ebrate the 92nd birthday of our very own San Diegan Bharat Ratna Ravi Shankar, and honor the prolific contributions of some of the greatest musicians of Carnatic music. The festival will also feature two music concerts performed by over a 100 children from all over San Diego. Throughout the festival you will have the opportunity to taste a wide range of Indian vegetarian cuisine from the South to the North and everywhere in between. Please visit the Indian Fine Arts web site at for additional information and to purchase tickets.










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The David Alan Collection, known for its extensive collection of world renowned art and furniture, began a series of free live concerts March 15 at its gallery in Solana Beach on Cedros Avenue. Ade is a Kacapi master who is visiting San Diego from West Java, Indonesia giving Americans a chance to hear the traditional music from Indonesia. The second half of the evening was Kembang Sunda; a traditional Indonesian style gamelan orchestra based here in San Diego and has created quite a following for their unique and beautiful music. The concert series will continue throughout the summer and will also include a lecture series that include Jaqueline Hahn on “Textiles of Asia” and “Buddhas” later in John Ayoub, Rose Cantor, Erin Kennedy, Dave Kennedy, Justin Mans the season. The goal of these concerts is to help further the awareness and understanding of Asia’s performing arts and cultural traditions through the performances. The David Alan Collection is located at 241 South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. For additional information please call (858) 481-8044 or visit their web site at: For additional information about The Center for World Music nonprofit organization, its programs abroad, additional local performances, and cultural tours/workshops, please visit

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(Top, l-r) The student council group with Guidance Teacher Hilda Majewski and The Salvation Army; Joaquin Pruneda Paz, Layla Williams, Chloe Sutherland, Filippa Petersen, Kianoush Mohebbi, Jake Schlesier, Kaitlyn Bulich, Grace Maier and Amelie Ledee; Petrea Saunders, The Salvation Army, and Terri Davis, Carmel Creek principal; (Bottom, close right) Jake Maier and Hilda Majewski. Photos/ Maia Sass Lindblad Petersen

Carmel Creek celebrates 100th day of school through food drive

When celebrating the 100th day of school, Carmel Creek students also celebrated by putting their Character Education Program into action. The program, which grade 2 teacher Shirley Giese has been running for years with guidance teacher Hilda Majewski, challenged each classroom to bring in 100 cans, boxes or bags of nonperishable food to be donated to a San Diego food pantry. It was such an exciting and fun day with lots of celebration. Thanks to all the wonderful Carmel Creek families for supporting the 100th day of school food drive. The students brought in 3007 cans and boxes of food. It was a very emotional moment when The Salvation Army representatives arrived with their truck as Petrea Saunders told Carmel Creek parents and students that the food pantry was empty and that there is great need. All students and teachers helped load the truck and the very next day The Salvation Army was distributing the food to needy families in San Diego. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Maia Sass Lindblad Petersen

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After School Learning Tree adds exciting new Summer Camp After School Learning Tree, a multi-cultural enrichment academy, has added exciting new classes to its diversified, fun and stimulating program for Summer Camp. We offer our full day summer classes every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at our beautiful large 25,000-square-foot facility with a large fenced in playground. Your child will have plenty of room to have fun and learn! We offer field trips, swimming, ice skating, golf, tennis, and table tennis, along with other sports such as, badminton, volleyball, soccer and kickball. We have Tai-Kwon Do, Legos, science and dance. While summer focuses on fun, there is also a good balance of learning. We say “Fun first and Learning, too!” Our other classes of English, art, music, spelling bee, math and creative writing are also taught during the summer by our team of accomplished, award-winning teachers. Our new classes are First Aid for young children, Speech Skills, and Leadership focusing on the practical, yet, looking ahead to success. Your child will develop teamwork skills through specialized activities while creating strong friendships with peers who share their interests. Enroll now! The fun begins soon! Call 858-259.0066; 11525 Sorrento Valley Road, San Di-

Mission Bay Aquatic Center camps offer more fun than ever! There has never been a better time to attend The Watersports Camp! Our YMCA-sponsored camp offers several exciting options to choose from, including wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, marine science and new this year — stand up paddling. Weekly spring break camps run April 2-13, and weekly summer camp sessions start June 11. Full-day and halfday camp options are available. Online registration has never been easier! Visit or call (858) 539-2003 for more information or to register.

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Grauer School offers educational summer classes and camps The Grauer School is offering a diverse Summer School curriculum and a wide variety of Summer Camp options for 2012. This year’s summer sessions are scheduled to run from June 25 through July 13, and July 16 through Aug. 3. Enrollment begins April 16 and closes June 15. Curriculum details, fees, transfer credits, prerequisites and enrollment application can be located To learn more about Summer School, email or call 760-274-2118.

Theatre School @ North Coast REP Theatre to present ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ March 22-25 BY SUSAN FARESE What do you get when you cast 23 enthusiastic youth actors from all over San Diego County along with a seasoned adult actor/mentor, Anthony Hamm, that diligently rehearse together several times a week to masterfully interpret William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing”? Much Ado about everything, of course! Opening March 22 and running through March 25, “Much Ado About Nothing”, by the Theatre School @ North Coast REP Theatre in Solana Beach, is set in modern day New York City. The production is directed by Jeannine Marquie, director of Theatre School and Educational Outreach at North Coast Repertory Theatre and professional educator. “This diverse cast has surprised me with their ability to interpret and perform Shakespeare like pros! They are full of energy, enthusiasm and a bold passion for theatre that has been an inspiration to me!” Marquie stated. “Much Ado About Nothing” is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies about love, romance and friendship. The audience is witness to the romance between the young couple Claudio and Hero (Kenan Bouzida and Isa Guilfoyle) and the ongoing comedic feud between Benedick and Beatrice (Jacob Surovsky and Gina Mckee). Through all the trials and tribulations the audience learns that all the fuss really is, much ado about nothing! It’s a tale of love, friendship and Gossip set in modern NYC with a trendy twist that will leave you laughing and texting OMG! Joining Director Jeannine Marquie as the Youth Stage Manager is Katherine Buchholz. Adult crew includes Molly Feher (sound and light board), Addy Wilson (costumer), Bree Lutjens (costume assistant), Annie Bornhurst (prop design) and John Finkbiner (set design). The additional “Much Ado” cast members include: Alexia Buchholz as Verges, Amber Hopkins as Watchman,

Rear left to right: Isa Guilfoyle as Hero and Kenan Bouzida as Claudio; Front left to right: Gina McKee as Beatrice, Jacob Surovsky as Benedick. Emmy Farese as Antonia, Jessica Morilak as Donna Pedro, Arielle Algaze as Borachio, Andrew Moore as Don John, Darius Paymai as Friar, Elise Miller as Balthasar, Emily Neifert as Margaret, Eric Straw as Dogberry, Gabe Krut as Conrad, Phoebe Stapleton as Ursula, Geoff Geissenger as Sexton, Miranda Colvin as Messenger, Kira Sadaayao as Crew/ Ensemble/1st Watch, and Anabel Richey, Cayla Surovsky Karina Hull and Zoe LavoiGagne as Crew/Ensemble. Performances of “Much Ado” are Thursday, March 22, at 5 p.m., Friday, March 23, at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The cost is $14 for adults and $10 for ages 17 and younger. For tickets or more information visit the website: http://www. or call: 858-481-1055. The Theatre School @ North Coast REP offers four “Produced by Adults” Youth Productions and offers classes throughout the year. The Theatre School hotline number is: 858-481-2155 ext 303.


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Copper Socks help heal, maintain healthier feet BY KAREN BILLING Copper Socks just may be the healthiest socks you will ever wear, incorporating the healing and anti-bacterial power of copper metal in an item that can be worn every day. Produced by the Axion Corporation, Copper Socks will go to work from the first contact with the body and its properties remain wash after wash. Axion Corporation was founded by three Chileans and has operated mostly in South America. One of the founders, Macarana Lopez, came to San Diego for her MBA (masters of business administration) and the company was able to create a U.S. presence with its office in Del Mar. As Chile has the world’s largest copper reserves, the Axion Corporation wanted to share its copper knowledge and products with the U.S. “Chile is very interested in promoting this kind of product but here in the states, people don’t know much about it,” said Lopez, vice president of marketing for Axion Corporation. “Here, nobody knows about (the benefits of copper textiles) and we want to teach people about this product and how it can help you,” In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved copper as the only metal in the world recognized to help prevent pathogens, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that 99.9 percent of disease-causing bacteria and viruses are eliminated within two hours on surfaces made of copper or its alloys. Copper socks can help rejuvenate the skin, if feet are dry or if you suffer from cal-

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n March 19, Ocean Air School held its Imagination Machine Assembly, a program that celebrates Ocean Air students’ writing through a live performance of their short stories. A group of four professional actors selected a small number of stories and brought them to life. The Imagination Machine assembly is sponsored by Ocean Air PTA. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Max and Jennifer Becca, Arshia, Alina

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ose-Luis Orozco — award-winning bilingual educator, author and entertainer — performed at Skyline Elementary School on March 15. Orozco’s music is said to “make your kids sing, dance, clap and laugh all while learning basic language and literacy skills that engage them in an interactive music experience.” PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Tickets on sale for YWCA luncheon starring guest speaker Ashley Judd Actress/humanitarian Ashley Judd will be the keynote speaker at the Company of Women luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Marina Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive. This year, the Ashley Judd YWCA of San Diego County will take the best features of its two signature fundraising events and create “one spectacular affair.” In the Company of Women 2012, will not only raise awareness about domestic violence, homelessness, and the YWCA programs, but will also feature an awards presentation, honoring three outstanding female professionals with three Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) awards - The

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-005731 Fictitious Business Name(s): Saffron Located at: 12614 Carmel Country Rd., #47, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Leena Nilesh Dharajiya, 12614 Carmel Country Rd., #47, San Diego, CA., 92130. #2. Nilesh Dharajiya, 12614 Carmel Country Rd., #47, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/29/2012. Leena Dharajiya. CV321, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-006065 Fictitious Business Name(s): Baby Bleat Located at: 12325 Kerran Street,

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-005926 Fictitious Business Name(s): ThePrintersCircle Located at: 5280 Caminito Vista Lujo, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Samuel J Kmety, 5280 Caminito Vista Lujo, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/01/2012. Samuel J. Kmety. CV319, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00075349-CU-PT-SC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO South County Division, 500 3rd Ave., Chula Vista, CA., 91910. PETITION OF: Oscar Rugama Yesenia Ruiz for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Oscar Rugama ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Analia Aridez to Proposed Name Analia Rugama Ruiz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: 04/12/2012 Time: 8:30


PET CONNECTION Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m JACK, a beautiful Treeing Walker Coonhound (if I do say so myself). I love car rides & the beach. Some dogs I like, some not so much. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not too crazy about cats; after all, I AM a Coonhound! I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be happy with too much alone time. My ideal buddy is someone who could take me to work with them. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m neutered, had a recent health checkup. I am a very youthful 7 years. young. If you would like to meet me, contact Rebecca at 619-851-1129 or e-mail Elizabeth at FCIA Adoption Event March 24th 10:30am-1:30pm Petco, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar www.fcia.petďŹ

Paws in the Park March 25th 8am-noon Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pwky, Escondido

Animal Rescue Resource Foundation (ARRF) Adoption Event March 24th 11am-3pm PetSmart, 1034 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas

Bark in Balboa Park March 25th 1pm-3pm Balboa Park, Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Rabbit Care Seminar March 24th 1pm-5pm SDHRS Adoption Center, 4805 Mercury St, Ste C, 92111

Poway, CA., 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Bleat Enterprises Inc., 12325 Kerran Street, Poway, CA., 92064. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/02/2012, Nicole Levy. CV320, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012

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a.m, Dept 7, Room 2nd Floor. The address of the court is A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Feb. 29, 2012. Kenneth J. Medel Judge of the Superior Court CV318, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012

Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 517 1/2 Stratford Ct., Ste. 107, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 2/1/2009. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michael Julien, 517 1/2 Stratford Ct., Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/08/2012. Michael Julien, DM629, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-005575 Fictitious Business Name(s): White Lotus Sanctuary Located at: 4959 Sandshore Ct., San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jane Barger, 4959 Sandshore Ct., San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/27/2012. Jane Barger, CV317, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-003723 Fictitious Business Name(s): Alpha Beta Pet Care Services Located at: 11327 Carmel Creek Road, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 2/4/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Bradley A. Roberts, 11327 Carmel Creek Road, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/08/2012. Bradley A. Roberts, CV316, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-005296 Fictitious Business Name(s): inHomecareProfessionals Located at: 2236 Encinitas Boulevard, #D, Encinitas, CA., 92024, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: SB Homecare, Inc., 2236 Encinitas Boulevard, Suite D, Encinitas, CA., 92024. State of Incorporation/ Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/24/2012. Philippe Faurie, DM631, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-004979 Fictitious Business Name(s): Velo Hangar Located at: 637 Valley Avenue Suite C, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 09/01/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Gordon J. Yeager, 2369 Oxford Street, Cardiff, CA., 92007. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/22/2012. Gordon J. Yeager, DM627, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-005567 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. SD Sailing Tours b. San Diego Sailing Located at: 5188 West Point Loma Blvd., #8, San Diego, CA., 92107, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was: 5/02/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Captain’s Excursions, LLC., 5188 West Point Loma Blvd., #8, San Diego, CA., 92107. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/27/2012. Kyle Corbett, DM630, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-003749 Fictitious Business Name(s): Cypress Acupuncture Located at: 125. N. Acacia Ave.,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-004148 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Christopher Wood Photography b. SD Photo Studio Located at: 3858 Ruette San Raphael, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 8/1/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Christopher Wood, 3858 Ruette San Raphael, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/10/2012. Christopher Wood, CV315, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-004944 Fictitious Business Name(s): Identity Theft Guardians Located at: 3623 Ruette De Ville, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted

by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: James Arthur McBride 3623 Ruette De Ville, San Diego, CA. 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/21/2012. James Arthur McBride CV314, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00092746-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF Superior Court of California, Civil Division, 330 W Broadway, San Diego, CA., 921120128. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 120128. PETITION OF: Bobby Jackson Phanouvong for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Bobby Jackson Phanouvong filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows Present Name Bobby Jackson Phanouvong to Proposed Name Bobby Jackson Phanouvong Yu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Apr 10, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Feb 23, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV313, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007184 Fictitious Business Name(s): Devoted Advocates Located at: 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., #223, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., #223, San Diego CA., 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 03/05/12. This business is hereby registered by the following Debra Margolin, 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., #223, San Diego, CA. 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/13/2012. Debra Margolin. DM639 Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 2012

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According to the produce aisles, the time is ripe for a spring culinary fling! The Kitchen Shrink BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Look about you! Tender green sprouts, baby shoots and fresh vines are playing peeka-boo through the new, warm soil. Spring reaps a bumper crop of green, red and mellow yellow beauties. The fragrant strawberries and pineapples pull you in at the produce aisle, as do the striking Technicolor of the rest of spring’s bounty. Take advantage of these seasonal gems while they are still in their prime. Out of the Pits with Avocados Once a luxury fruit exclusively for royals, the avocado is now a gustatory freefor-all. Seven varieties are produced in this state, but Hass is the run-away champ, taking 95 percent of the total crop volume in California. The Bacon, Fuerte, Gwen, Pinkerton, Reed and Zutano share the remaining 5 per-

cent of the market. Avocados are a sodiumand cholesterol-free food, a powerhouse of 20 vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats. This makes them a great substitute for artery-clogging monster dips and spreads. They also contain carotenoid lutein, a natural antioxidant linked to maintaining healthy eyesight. So toss some chunks into a zesty southwest shrimp cocktail, gazpacho or green salad for an added oomph of flavor and nutrients. Split in half and stuff the hollow with curry chicken salad, roasted pepper, black bean and corn salad or drizzle olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and cayenne pepper and eat it straight up. Mashed, their smooth and creamy texture makes a great baby food with a motherlode of folic acid, potassium, fiber, vitamins C and E, iron and unsaturated fats known to boost brain development.

Rhubarb Rumblings Tart, pink rhubarb (surprisingly, a vegetable) is sold in bunches like asparagus. Packed with fiber, Vitamin C and K, look for short, dark pink stalks rather than the longer, greener ones for sweeter flavor and less stringy texture. Rhubarb pairs well with strawberries and raspberries as in pies, cobblers or pureed compotes that make a scrumptious topping for gelatos. Whip up rhubarb chutneys or sweet and tart salsas. One word of rhubarb warning: Beware of the leaves, which contain oxalates, an irritant to the mouth and throat.

Strawberry Fields Forever The most popular berry in the world, the strawberry comes in 600 varieties, both wild and cultivated, the large store-bought varieties a hybrid species. Packed with Vitamins C, K and assorted Bs,

trace minerals, fiber and antioxidants, strawberries are not only recommended for decreasing systolic flood pressure, combating the flu, rheumatism and the gout, but also for slowing age-related brain and motor loss, along with physical signs of aging. So a strawberry a day keeps the Botox away! Strawberries have also been touted for removing tartar from teeth for a megawatt smile and warding off an ice-pick-on-the-skull migraine. Eat them solo or jazz

Prima Vera Asparagus Risotto This creamy, dreamy risotto is high in nutrients and flavor, which supposedly makes one amorous, too. up a tossed salad or sweet chilled soups. Do drunken strawberries by soaking in a bath of Grand Marnier, fresh orange juice and a sprinkle of brown sugar, and drizzle over crème brule French toast or an ice cream sundae. Dip in melted bittersweet chocolate or use them to decorate tropical drinks or smoothies. For more on this topic, see column at www.delmartimes. net

Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cups hot stock or water 1 sweet onion, chopped 4 ounces assorted mushrooms, your choice (crimini, oyster, shitake) 6 ounces chopped asparagus (woody ends removed) Zest from one lemon

Method: Heat oil in a heavy skillet and sauté onions, asparagus and mushrooms for one minute. Add rice, coating the grains with the oil. Over medium heat, stir in wine until absorbed. Add the remaining liquid one cup at a time, stirring constantly until absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Garnish with lemon zest. Bon appetito! (Serves 4) For other spring recipes, email kitchenshrink@san. or see

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Sampson California Realty to hold free seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Loan Modifications: The Real Storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sampson California Realty once again is supporting the community by hosting a free informational seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loan Modifications: The Real Storyâ&#x20AC;? featuring Natasha Kloss from Safe Haven Modifications. The event will be held on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sampson California Realty office (12702 Via Cortina, suite 101, Del Mar). Kloss will be discussing the loan modification process and how you can package your situation for the best chance at successfully getting a loan modification. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main criteria your creditor looks for is your ability to make the modified monthly payments. You need to convince them that if given the loan modification, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible for you to afford the new, reduced payment schedule,â&#x20AC;? said Kloss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of this, the most important thing for homeowners who are seeking a loan modification to know is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what happens after the bank receives their modification package, but its the preparation before the package is sent that makes the biggest difference.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having someone who knows the loan modification industry and can help you through the process is invaluable,â&#x20AC;? said Joseph Sampson, broker and co-owner of Sampson California Realty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know how important it is to have a knowledgeable, trustworthy person with the highest integrity on your side. Natasha Kloss from Safe Haven Modifications will tell you the truth and help you through the process with your best interests in mind,â&#x20AC;? stated Diane Sampson, co-owner and president of Sampson California Realty. To register for the upcoming SCR Special Event on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loan Modifications: The Real Story,â&#x20AC;? please contact SCR at 858-699-1145 or via email at; www. The views expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views of the host company or its management. All attendees are encouraged to consider the benefits and costs of other companies as part of prudent due diligence related to a decision to proceed with services.

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