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Volume XVI, Issue 16

April 19, 2012 Published Weekly

Ag. board cuts off cooperation with Del Mar 22nd District president says city strayed from deal points in possible litigation settlement BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

■ New Sharp Mary Birch CEO thrives on interaction with staff, patients. Page 8

The 22nd District Agricultural Association is suspending cooperation with the City of Del Mar in settling an environmental lawsuit against the fairgrounds operating board, announced the entity on April 13.

“We can’t in good conscience move forward with any other cooperative efforts,” said ag. board President Adam Day. “They presented to us a set of deal points in February, which our board quickly and unanimously approved. We have since been waiting for a

draft agreement that we finally got on [April 6] and, unfortunately, that draft doesn’t reflect the deal points as originally proposed, and they are so far out of whack that we had no choice but to reject that draft.” The fair board has been

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ment terms such as implementing a joint public transportation shuttle to mitigate traffic impacts during the fair. The Ag. Board met on April 10 to discuss the draft, and on April 13 the board is-

in negotiations with Del Mar, Solana Beach and the San Diego River Park Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to settle the lawsuit, which was filed last June over the Fairgrounds Master Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The stakeholders agreed in February to settle-


DM pushes plan for fairgrounds’ future BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

■ Preparedness is key for Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Page 14

Drew Hubbell, Teri and Chuck Lang and Marianne Gerdes, executive director of the Ilan-Lael Foundation, attend the foundation’s April 14 fundraiser at the David Alan Collection in Solana Beach. See page B18. PHOTO: JON CLARK

Solana Beach addresses safety issues at San Onofre nuclear plant Council votes to send letter to federal officials BY CLAIRE HARLIN

■ Del Mar Heights student artwork showcased. Page B15


Solana Beach has joined San Clemente and Laguna Beach in taking a stand on safety issues associated with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The City Council on April 11 voted 4-0, with Mayor Joe Kellejian abstaining, to write a letter to feder-

al officials outlining demands in hopes of keeping the seaside nuclear plant and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in check. This move comes amid growing national concern over unusual wear to the plant’s tubing. The facility has been shut down for more than two months, and Southern California Edison, the plant operator, announced April 12 in a statement that even more tubing damage in


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Del Mar is amid a complex process of creating a development vision for the fairgrounds, but city officials are having a hard time rallying the input of all local stakeholders, namely the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the fairgrounds. In February, the city sent letters to the City of Solana Beach, the Ag. Board, the City of San Diego, San Diego County, San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority and SANDAG inviting them to participate in the creation of a Local

Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA), which would outline future goals and development parameters for the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Del Mar planning manager Adam Birnbaum said a follow-up letter was sent a few weeks ago. “We invited the regional participants to join with us so that we would get input and perspective from all aspects before making a final decision,” said Mayor Carl Hilliard. “I, for one, wouldn’t be open to a discussion that would change our process. We’ve laid it out, we’ve invited people to participate and they can or


Grading started for Torrey Hills project BY KAREN BILLING Grading has begun and the construction fence is now up on Garden Communities’ development of 384 new housing units on Calle Mar de Mariposa and East Ocean Air Drive in Torrey Hills. The fence, which will be up for the duration of the project, was painted tan instead of blue, according to the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board’s specifications and will be touched up when it gets dirty during the process, another request the developers have agreed

to. Project engineer John Leppert stopped by the planning board’s April 17 meeting to give an update on the development. Many of the board’s concerns regarded traffic and pedestrian safety as the site is so close to Torrey Hills School. Leppert said safety is of the upmost importance and they are in contact with the Torrey Hills principal and so far everything seems to be going “satisfactory.” “We’ve tried to be up front and


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DM Mesa property owner ‘stunned’ by city code enforcement citation

Del Mar seeks volunteers for City Committees

BY SUZANNE EVANS Del Mar Mesa resident Elizabeth Rabbitt received an unwelcome warning recently, a city code enforcement notice concerning her three-lot, nearly six acres property, citing “illegal grading near fragile habitat.” Rabbitt purchased the first acres in 1994, and the last acre two years ago. “It boils down to a citation stating that 2.14 acres of the property have endangered habitat that needs to be restored,” Rabbitt explained to the Del Mar Mesa board at its April 12 meeting. New plants have to be maintained and the property must be fenced off and not used, the citation stated. “You have acres stolen from you that (now) you can’t use,” she complained. When Rabbitt first acquired the property, she hauled away mountains of trash, including a walk-in freezer that littered the area. “If you came to my house (then) you would see tires, washing machines, and mattresses,” she See CODE, page 19

The City of Del Mar invites its residents to volunteer for community service. The City is currently soliciting for interested persons to apply to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Application deadline: Friday, April 27. Interested citizens may pick up an application (“Citizen Interest Form”) at City Hall, 1050 Camino del Mar in the City Clerk’s Department, or download the Citizen Interest Form from the City’s Web Site:

Del Mar to develop different design standards for downtown BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Currently there is no differentiation between design review standards for commercial and residential properties in Del Mar. That’s why the City Council on April 16 directed staff to amend the Design Review Ordinance (DRO) to outline new development standards in the commercial zone that’s the focus of Village revitalization. The idea has been recurring in recent community conversations about the draft Village Specific Plan (VSP), which will serve as the framework for future development in downtown Del Mar if it passes a public vote in November. Community members have brought up a number of questions about how the design review process fits into downtown revitalization, and city officials want to create a See DESIGN, page 19

East Ocean Air speed limit to be lowered

As a result of a request from the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board, the speed limit on a stretch of East Ocean Air Drive will be lowered from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour. Councilmember Sherri Lightner delivered the good news at the April 17 meeting and said the new signs would be posted in the next 30 days. In December, the speed limit was increased from 30 to 40 miles per hour from the Carmel Mountain Road intersection at the Vons shopping center, up the hill and down to the stop sign at Senda Acuario where the speed limit drops down again as it nears Torrey Hills School. The planning board requested the limit be lowered at its January meeting. Lightner said that there have also been requests for stop signs and crosswalks to make East Ocean Air Drive more pedestrian-friendly and several intersections, like Vereda Sol Del Mar and Vereda Sol Del Dios, are currently being reviewed by the city. — Karen Billing

Rattlesnake season in San Diego The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board received a reminder that it’s rattlesnake season in San Diego at its April 17 meeting from Steve Hadley, representative for County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price. In the case of a bite, it is advised to get to a hospital immediately. If a snake is spotted in your yard, San Diego County Animal Services can safely remove it. Animal Services line is (619) 767-2675. Their 24-hour emergency line is (619) 236-2341. — Karen Billing


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BY JOE TASH On June 5, residents of the 49th Congressional District will choose between four candidates to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives: Republican Darrell Issa, who seeks his seventh term, and three political newcomers who have never run for office before. A lot has changed since the last conJerry Tetalman gressional election in 2010: for one thing, the boundaries of the district have been redrawn following the 2010 census, as they are every decade. The new district includes Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and Solana Beach, and, according to Issa, contains only about 31 percent of territory from the previous district boundaries. Secondly, California’s new open primary law means all voters, regardless of po- Albin Novinec litical registration, will be able to vote for all candidates on the ballot. The top two vote-getters in June will face off in a November run-off election. The field of candidates for the 49th District includes Issa, Democrat Jerry Tetalman and independents Al Novinec and Dick Eiden. The newly redrawn district covers the Dick Eiden coast of North San Diego County and Orange County, from just south of Del Mar to San Juan Capistrano, and also takes in Camp Pendleton and Vista. The district’s voter registration is 40 percent Republican, 30 percent Democrat and 24 percent no party preference, according the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. The three challengers will take part in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters, scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at MiraCosta College in Oceanside.


District 3 county supervisor debate heats up June 5 race BY ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK The first debate among three of the five District 3 county supervisor candidates got heated April 10 in Rancho Bernardo, with each challenging the others’ records, comments and associations. The debate hosted by the Conservative Order for Good Government started smoothly, with Republicans Steve Danon and Carl Hilliard, and Democrat Dave Roberts sharing their views about the $5 million fund county supervisors A recent debate between District 3 San Diego spend annually at their discretion County Board of Supervisors candidates, from left, for community endeavors, proDave Roberts, Steve Danon and Carl Hilliard, got posed high speed rail project slated to come down Interstate 15 in heated when each challenged the others on their North County, plans to reduce records and statements. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK homelessness and methods to million slush fund,” questioned District 3 make the county more business Supervisor Pam Slater-Price’s practice of givfriendly. ing millions over her two decades in office However, it was Danon who took the to theater and music venues in downtown first verbal shot at Roberts, saying he will San Diego while after-school programs were not need a “blue ribbon commission” to cut in Escondido. guide him in order to make a difference in Until recently, the five supervisors each the county. Roberts responded with a chalhad $2 million to spend annually, often getlenge to Danon’s claim the county’s permit process takes five to seven years, a delay that ting personal credit in publicity — instead of the county — for the donations. Now they caused Sapphire Energy to take its algaehave $1 million each to spend annually. based oil fuel operations to New Mexico, Danon said the money should go to imalong with hundreds of new jobs it created. prove transportation, health, infrastructure “I challenge your Sapphire Energy stoand safety. ry,” Roberts said. “Nobody had heard it tried Roberts said Rancho Bernardo has reto get a permit in San Diego County. Stick to ceived about $1.3 million. He would keep the facts … I cannot find anybody who says the program so taxpayer money stays locally it is true.” instead of going to Sacramento or WashingDanon said Roberts can check with Sapton, D.C., but “it needs to be thoroughly rephire president and chairwoman, C.J. Warviewed and vetted.” He added supervisors ner, for verification. should not take credit for the donations. Hilliard jumped into the fray, saying Regarding the state’s high speed rail the company chose New Mexico over San proposal that if built would bisect Rancho Diego because there it could obtain the Bernardo, Danon said the project “financialneeded 10,000 acres to grow the algae ly does not make sense at this point and cheaper, plus financial incentives were oftime,” while Roberts said voters were not fered and there is plenty of water available, given all the facts when they approved it unlike in San Diego, which imports 90 perand the rail line should not go down Intercent of its water. state 15. “Sapphire went there for economic reaHilliard said he opposes it due to finansons,” Hilliard said, adding that would have cial reasons. “It makes sense to me to spend been the decision “no matter what red tape the money … on existing rail corridors to was cut (here).” make them a viable enterprise. The money Later, Hilliard challenged Roberts’ needs to be spent on the local rail system.” claims of success regarding Solana Beach’s The candidates agreed that more efforts efforts to lower its pension costs. Roberts is a Solana Beach city councilman. Hilliard is the need to be made to help reduce homelessness and the county’s method for dealing mayor of Del Mar. with businesses needs to be improved, espeHilliard said Solana Beach consolidated cially speeding up and simplifying the perpositions, which consequently cut pension mit process in order to increase jobs. costs in lieu of true reform. “That’s not a “The county is unfriendly,” Hilliard success story. That’s failure,” he said. said. “The time it takes to process an appliRoberts later jokingly responded to his cation is horrendous.” He added county staff two opponents that his mother used to tell need to change their attitudes and provide him if he could not say anything nice about service. someone, not to say anything at all. He Roberts said the county needs to work called Solana Beach “one of the most fiscally more with the military and other governconservative and well-run cities (in the ment agencies since 71 percent of jobs in county)” and said it has worked with Del the county are related to government. He Mar. He also referred to a friendship bealso said there needs to be greater undertween Danon and now-imprisoned former standing of the high tech and bio tech inRep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Danon is dustries. Rep. Brian Bilbray’s chief of staff. (A Danon “We have to offer more than good clicampaign spokeswoman said following the mate to relocate to San Diego,” Danon said. debate that Danon has never had any type “It starts with leadership at the top.” of relationship with Cunningham.) All said more consideration is needed As for their stances on issues posed by before the county commits money to a footsome of the 130-plus attendees, Hilliard said ball stadium within the City of San Diego. the county’s Neighborhood Reinvestment The June 5 primary race also includes Fund should be used in the respective disRepublicans Stephen Pate and Bryan M. tricts for infrastructure, not on the ballet or Ziegler who were not invited to the debate. symphony. Danon, who called the money a “$5

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PROJECT continued from page 1 get the crews to understand this sensitivity. We’re here to move in, not to build and run away,” Leppert said. “This is our community too now.” Leppert said construction on the project is going to be extensive as they need to grade to build the parking garage that the condo units will be built on top of. The process of building the garage will take nine to 12 months before they go vertical with any of the housing units. The construction could last two years and it’s not yet known when the first occupancy could be. While they are allowed to work between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Leppert said the crews are typically finishing around 4 p.m. and will not work on the weekends. They hope to soon energize the existing non-working signal on Calle Mar de Mariposa to allow

construction trucks to exit to Vista Sorrento that way rather than going on East Ocean Air. The board also had an issue with the trees, about 55 are on the project site. Transporting the trees and replanting them was discussed, but it was determined that the trees would likely not survive the move. Leppert said in lieu of transporting the trees, the developer has made a cash contribution to the Torrey Hills Maintenance Assessment District. “I’m sorry about the trees, but it seems like a fair and equitable solution given the problems with transporting the trees,” said planning board chair Kathryn Burton. Leppert said they want to hear from the community if any issue arises. Any questions or problems can be directed to project manager Dee Snow, (858) 200-2244, or project supervisor Rod Fink at (619) 572-1114.

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NUCLEAR continued from page 1 the plant’s generators has been found. The City Council, at the behest of Council members Lesa Heebner and Mike Nichols, brought the issue up for discussion in response to a growing amount of concern from community members who have emailed the council and spoken publicly at council meetings during the past several months. Citizens, unofficially led by Solana Beach resident and advocate Torgen Johnson, have expressed concerns about the operational safety of the plant, possible seismic activity and evacuation routes that are lacking or inefficient. The council heard more than two hours of public comment on April 11. Some questions arose, however, regarding the authority of local officials to delve into such a far-reaching, national issue. Heebner said she has put a lot of thought into whether the council should get involved. “I do think this is within our purview to discuss,” said Heebner. “Our first mandate as elected [officials] is to uphold and maintain public safety. I personally am not interested in speaking about or doing a resolution on the whole issue of nuclear energy or world peace … What I’m specifically wanting to look at from our point of view, as the City of Solana Beach, is one specific nuclear generating plant 30 miles away from us that is determined to be within a radius — that we know from Fukushima — that could impact us tremendously … This is not a philo-

sophical issue; it’s an issue of safety at one specific plant.” Richard Moore said nuclear is a “vital component of our energy,” and warned councilmembers that they will be inevitably drawn into a national debate about nuclear power if they take a stand on the issue. “I’d like to see you spend your time working for us in other ways,” he said. Mayor Joe Kellejian said he would need to see a study in order to take action on the issue, which would be hard to do in a city of less than 14,000 with a small staff. “We need to have anchored, factual information before we make any decision on this subject,” Kellejian said. “Our staff just doesn’t have the horsepower to do that.” Councilman Tom Campbell said he does question whether the issue is within the scope of the council’s authority, but in regard to public safety, he said he’s “convinced we should take a position on this.” Councilman Mike Nichols said he doesn’t need a plan or a study to tell him that if something bad happened at San Onofre, “we would be in trouble.” “There’s only a couple roads in and out of here and millions of people and what would we do?” he said. Christopher Abel, a spokesman for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, participated in the discussion, reminding the public that “the leak did not force us to shut [the plant] down, but we did.” He reiterated that the plant will only be reopened when it is safe to do so.

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FAIRGROUNDS continued from page 1 they can’t depending on what they desire to do.” Since the city’s current Master Plan includes little about the fairgrounds’ future, this document — which received the goahead by the Del Mar City Council in December — would serve as the development standard used by the California Coastal Commission if the state entity approves it. Birnbaum said the process of meetings with stakeholder steering committees would most likely start this summer, and policy implementation would come later. Deputy Mayor Terry Sinnott said he encourages city staff to continue the

process and to have meetings with any and all interested parties. “This process of doing a regional development will make a far better product and it will be something that will be much more representative,” said Sinnott. “At the same time it will reflect our community as well.” Councilman Don Mosier said he thinks getting the full attention of the Ag. Board may be difficult right before fair season so, in the meantime, Del Mar should keep the ball rolling. “We’ve got people waiting to get started,” said Mosier. “We need to at least establish some kind of agenda so people know when their commitments will be honored.”

AG. BOARD continued from page 1 sued a press release claiming the City of Del Mar jeopardized the litigation by making new demands, causing a “serious setback” to the possible settlement. Del Mar City Manager Scott Huth said specifics of the proposed settlement draft can’t be discussed due to ongoing litigation, and part of the agreement between stakeholders was to meet on a management level to work out issues cooperatively, as opposed to publicly airing issues amid negotiations. “The board decided to take a different approach, and we don’t see how it fosters a cooperative relationship among the JPA, Solana Beach and Del Mar,” Huth said, adding that Del Mar wants to work through issues in a way that maintains a good long-term relationship among those involved. “We want to stay at the table and work with the fair board.” Huth said Del Mar’s position is that all agreed-upon concepts raised in the last correspondence with the Ag. Board were met in the draft agreement. “It wasn’t final; it was a draft,” he said. “We expected them to have some feedback, and we were encouraging them to come to the table to work through that. Aside from the public tactic here, we hope there is still that opportunity to move forward.” Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard said it’s not uncommon to run into kinks when moving from a general agreement to “filling in the blanks.” “When you start spelling out the details, you run into these little bumps in the road,” Hilliard said, adding that Day and Ag. Board member Dave Watson are good negotiators. He pointed specifically to their success in negotiating the years-long dispute with the California Coastal Commission regarding, in part, a wetlands area that the fair had been using for parking. “I have a great respect for their ability to negotiate,” Hilliard said. “I am sure we will work something out.” Day said what Hilliard described as a “road bump” is more like a “sink hole.” “Either negotiation or litigation needs to occur before any more staff time or district resources are spent,” he said. Day estimated the tally of legal and labor costs for the Ag. Board to have already reached six figures, and he said he is concerned about the use of public funds moving forward. “[Del Mar] has told us one thing and they’ve done another,” said Day. “The ball is in their court. If they prefer to go to court, we’ll be happy to see them there.”


April 19, 2012


Torrey Pines students shine at Greater San Diego Jewish Academy students San Diego Science and Engineering Fair to hold a walk to help end genocide The following Torrey Pines High School students earned honors at the Science Fair held March 20 - 25: • Apoorva Mylavarapu (10)- First place in Animal Science and Sweepstakes winner, qualifying to go on to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair. • Mike Wu (12) and Madhu Krishnan (12) - First place in computer science and Sweepstakes runner-up. • Other first place winners: Melodyanne Cheng (11) - Biochemistry; Charulata Sinha (9) - Microbiology; and Seung Hwan Lee (11) - Electrical & Mechanical Engineering. • Second place winners: Amanda Gao (11) - Chemistry; Alison Chan (11) and Jake Leung (11) - Biochemistry; Joshua Send (10) - Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Sarah Bhattacharjee (10) and Peter Khaw (10) - Medicine and Health; Justin Lio (10) - Biochemistry; Pin-Cheng Chen (10) - Chemistry; and Ching Hwa (Anita) Chen (11) - Environmental and Transportation Engineering.

Local teachers named Jake’s Del Mar ‘Educators of the Month’ Jake’s Del Mar recently announced its recent Educator of the Month honorees. Jake’s Educator of the Month program, established in 1990, recognizes outstanding educators and faculty from schools in the communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. Each winner receives a $40 gift certificate to dine at Jake’s Del Mar. These honorees include: Tricia Huppert, Sierra Cruz (Ashley Falls School), Jennifer Havlat, Maria Soco Santos (Carmel Del Mar School), Abby Farricker, Roseann Reyes (Del Mar Heights School), Greg Jordan, Tracy Graciano (Del Mar Hills Academy of Arts and Sciences), Lillian Rutledge, Sam Wassman (Ocean Air School), Sallie Small, Ryan Torrecarion (Sage Canyon School), Dana Stuart, Leslie Yanagihara (Sycamore Ridge), Nalani Grossman, Eboni Harvey (Torrey Hills School), Shirley Bales, Maura Scioscia (Notre Dame Academy), Teri Harrah (Skyline School), Erin Bartosiswicz, Kathy Zakoski (Solana Vista School), Donna Arnaudoff, Victor Becerra (Solana Pacific School), Ellen Leventhal, Marie Schultz (Solana Highlands School), Steven Saylor, Tami Austin (Earl Warren Middle School), Andi Medley (St. James Academy), Beverly Medrano, Sharen Vandenbroek (Tri City Christian), Sue Yant, Shawn Back (Ada Harris Elementary) and Hannah Huddleston, Michele Rodriguez (San Marcos Middle School). For more information on Jake’s Del Mar restaurant, visit

High School District College Night and Fair is April 25 The first annual San Dieguito Union High School District College Night and Fair will be held on Wednesday April 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the

Expert to speak at Skyline School’s ‘Parent Education Night’ April 19 Skyline Elementary School will hold a “Parent Education Night” on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature guest speaker Dr. Adria O’Donnell who will speak on “Somewhere in the Middle, ” about the social and emotional complexities of soon-to-be and current middle schoolers. Target audience is parents of 5-8th graders. Refreshments will be provided. This event is for parents only but childcare will be provided on site. O’Donnell is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in San Diego. For the past 10 years, she has specialized in working with children and adolescents, with a specialization in teen girls.

Del Mar Fairgrounds (enter at the Solana Gate). This inaugural event is sponsored by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation and will serve the students of Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School, San Dieguito Academy, Sunset High School/North Coast Academy and Torrey Pines High School. More than 100 colleges and universities from across the nation will participate in this event, as well as test prep, summer program, and financial aid companies. This hybrid forum will allow students and parents a unique opportunity to learn more about college admissions than ever before. The college fair will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This event will provide a great opportunity for students and parents to visit with multiple college admission representatives and learn in depth information about specific college campuses. For more information please visit

In collaboration with Jewish World Watch, San Diego Jewish Academy will hold a Walk to End Genocide, which is being organized by a group of 9th and 10th grade students. The walk is being held to raise awareness about the mass atrocities occurring in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The event will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m., starting at the San Diego Jewish Academy, 11860 Carmel Creek Road,

San Diego, 92130, Building A. A group of San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) students formed an End Genocide Club two years ago after learning about the genocides occurring in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo in a Judaics class. The club is now organizing the San Diego Walk to End Genocide and has partnered with Jewish World Watch, which holds genocide awareness walks in several cities across the United States. The walk expects to bring out an estimated 500 people and will begin at San Diego Jewish Academy’s lower school parking lot and end at the school’s gymnasium. The walk is open to families and children of all ages and will end with an awareness fair and rally. To register for the walk, please visit

Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic to be held May 14 The 15th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic will be held on Monday, May 14, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from this event to benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. On May 14, registration is held at 11 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and the silent auction will be held at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. Morgan Run Resort & Club is located at 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe. Entry fee is $175 per golfer and advance registration is required. Please call Tina Egge (760) 804-5948 or Karen Gliner (858) 794-4071 or register online at Golf Classic sponsorship opportunities available.

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CEO thrives on interaction with staff and patients in new role at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns BY KATHY DAY Two weeks into her new job as CEO of Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns Trisha Khaleghi received an e-mail from a staff member that made her day. The individual, someone whose name she didn’t recognize, thanked her for how visible she had been since she took over. Khaleghi, a Carmel Valley resident who joined Sharp HealthCare in 1991 as director of Oncology Services and became vice president of Clinical Services in 2009, was particularly taken by the note, she said, because she likes being visible. “I can do more problem-solving walking around than I can sitting in an office,” she said, as she took a break for an interview in one of the rooms in the new neonatal intensive care unit. The first phase, in the old triage area, was set to open April 16. While that wing of the 19-year-old hospital was without patients that day, staff members were bustling about, getting rooms in or-

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der and checking their lists. As Khaleghi walked down the hall, she greeted many people by their first name. That interaction with staff and physicians – there are more than 150 physicians specializing in women’s and infants’ medicine affiliated with the hospital — is the best part of the job. She considers it her role to do what she “can to enable they have what they need to provide the best patient

care,” she said. Her biggest challenge is “balancing everyone’s needs and desires around clinical care and the business aspects” of running a hospital that is nationally known for its obstetrics department that delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in California. But when all the “moving parts … come together, that’s what we’re about,” she added. Her goal as CEO “is to ensure that Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is the premier place for women’s healthcare. We want quality at the top decile of patient and physician satisfaction that speaks to the level of commitment by our staff.” A bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from the University of Kentucky and her work as a nurse helps keep her focused on the patients, she noted. She also identifies with the patients’ and families’ needs because her younger son Blake, now 11, was born at Mary Birch with a heart problem that required sur-

gery when he was only a week old. “He had a long neonatal stay at Children’s … so I am very sensitive to the emotional trauma the families go through,” she added. As if taking on the job of overseeing the hospital’s nine operating rooms with nearly 170 acute-care beds and a staff of 700 (full-time equivalents) isn’t enough, the hospital is in the midst of a $35 million makeover. The three-phase project includes the new and expanded NICU, converting semiprivate rooms to private ones, updating labor and delivery facilities, and improving the work flow. Next up is remodeling the third floor. The new job, which included a promotion to senior vice president, is a far cry from Khaleghi’s days as a student at Kentucky where she entered nursing by accident. She said she signed up for their new program and once she started in clinical work and patient care, she knew nursing was what she was supposed to do. Her first job was in UK’s Bone Marrow Transplant

unit, and when she came to Sharp, she switched to oncology, which she said she enjoyed because it required “high clinical expertise and an understanding of the psychological and social aspects” of care. As the years went on she became interested in the business side of the hospital and worked in a variety of roles before her promotion at the end of March. She met Mohsen, her husband of 26 years, when she was a freshman in college and he was a junior. They moved to San Diego when he signed on as director of engineering during construction of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. He’s now the general manager. “He’s the neatest person I’ve ever known, kind and generous,” she said. They are the proud parents of two sons, Blake now a student at La Jolla Country Day and Hunter, 19, who attends Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. They are a family with strong bonds. Her father, a Baptist minister, and her mom — “the epicenter of

the family — have been married for 60 years. She has two older sisters and a younger brother. Blake talks to his grandma, who visits frequently, every day after school. Meanwhile, they miss Hunter while he’s away at college but stay in close touch. They also are close to Mohsen’s family. He came from Iran to the U.S. to go to school when he was 15 and still has many family members there and others in the U.S. Khaleghi’s a sports fan who played tennis and swam before her boys were born. Now, she said, she’s more focused on watching her sons on the field. Hunter played soccer and football at Country Day and is a kicker on his college team, and his brother plays soccer too. Both boys enjoy surfing, although their mom is not into the ocean activity. But when she’s not watching her sons, you might well find her watching her beloved Kentucky basketball team. She’s such a fan, in fact, that she and See SHARP, page 20

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Canyon Crest student a three-time winner of playwrights contest BY KAREN BILLING Canyon Crest Academy junior Nachi Baru, 16, has become quite the prolific writer—for the third time winning the Playwrights Project’s California Young Playwrights Contest. His play “American Idyll” will be staged at the Lyceum Theater in Horton Plaza from April 20-29 (as part of Playwrights Project’s 27th Plays by Young Writers festival). While past plays “The Exploits of Crusher, Mighty Amazonian King” and “In the Stars” were performed as readings in 2007 (Old Globe) and 2010 (Lyceum) respectively, his latest work will be staged as a full production. “American Idyll” has been in rehearsals for the last month with a professional director and actors. “It’s great because what you imagine while you’re writing is way different than how someone interprets it,” Nachi said. “The actors add their own interpretation and add inflection and character into your words and make it so much better.” “American Idyll” takes place in a dystopian, future society where reading fiction and using your creativity or imagination is banned. “What people consider creative is reality TV and tabloids and celebrity-obsessed culture,” said Nachi. “The protagonists are fighting to recapture the soul of what fiction is supposed to be.” The message of Nachi’s play is pretty clear: he hopes that his fellow high school students will pay less attention to “mindless” reality shows like “Jersey Shore.” “I don’t think people are reading books as much as they should be and creativity kind of gets sidelined,” Nachi said. His play imagines what could happen if that trend is taken to the extreme, if people are content to be led by reality shows. Nachi wrote his first play in the fourth grade during a play-writing residency taught by the Playwrights Project, a nonprofit

based in San Diego that tries to encourage young students to express themselves through writing plays and learn about language arts in a fun way. Nachi has submitted eight plays to the contest and has won three times Canyon Crest Academy now. junior Nachi Baru “I have a few years left under the age limit so I’m going to keep trying,” Nachi said. Nachi, who also writes short stories and is a member of his school news magazine and science magazine, said that while he hopes to keep writing plays, he also wants to start writing in other genres. Ultimately, he’d love to parlay his talent and love of writing into a professional career. Nachi encourages anyone interested in writing to try out the Playwrights Project’s contest. Even the times he hasn’t won have been a worthwhile experience as each play that doesn’t make it is given a full critique with advice on how to write a better play and get stronger as a writer. “It’s just a growing experience,” said Nachi. “And to see your words come alive… nothing can beat that.” For tickets or more information, visit

Del Mar Foundation elects new board member On March 29, the Del Mar Foundation elected Tom McCarthy to its board of directors. Born in Rocky Grove, McCarthy grew up in the back hills of Western Pennsylvania. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was Tom McCarthy 12. He graduated with honors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, earning a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He spent the early part of his career as a design engineer for Boeing in Seattle, Wash., and then was recruited to National Semiconductor in the Silicon Valley. He was part of the founding team of QuadRep, Inc. in Northern California. In the early 1970s he moved to Del Mar and founded the Southern California offices of QuadRep. During the ’80s and ’90s he opened QuadRep offices throughout Asia, from Singapore and China to India. Today

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The annual Torrey Pines High School Foundation Rummage Sale, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Carmel Valley, is Saturday, April 28, from 7-11 a.m. Items for sale include furniture, antiques, children’s items, clothing, tools, books, art, lamps, sporting goods, jewelry and much more. Please help this local high school’s deserving students. All proceeds benefit TPHS students. Bring your appetite and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast hosted by the TPHS Foundation. North San Diego County Association of Realtors will be providing a document shredding drop off in the front of the school from 9 a.m. to noon. Limit three standard (12x15”) storage boxes. Donations are appreciated! The Rummage Sale will take place in the back parking lot of Torrey Pines High School, 3710 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130. For more information, call 858-793-3551.


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Torrey Hills Elementary School will hold a PTA-sponsored Spring Boutique on Friday, April 27, from noon-7 p.m. at Torrey Hills Elementary School (10830 Calle Mar De Mariposa, San Diego, 92130). More than 20 vendors will be showcasing their spring collections. There’s something for everyone — clothing, jewelry, housewares and gourmet treats. Convenient hours — stop by before kindergarten pick-up, on your lunch hour or before childcare pick-up at the end of the day. Hosted by the Torrey Hills PTA. Please contact Shelby at (858) 7753663 with any questions. Everyone is welcome for fabulous shopping and raffle prizes.

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A “Reach out for Haiti” fundraiser will be held at Zel’s Del Mar on Sunday, April 22, from 3-9 p.m. Miraculously surviving the earthquake with a broken neck, Edeline Felizor was brought to San Diego for treatment and therapy within days of the disaster. Being sponsored by Byron Shewman (founder/director of Youth Without Borders), Edeline has lived in San Diego the past two years and will speak of her experiences. She will be joined by Pastor Garry Auguste of Port au Prince who will reflect on the tragedy and aftermath of the earthquake as well as the current needs of Haiti. The public is invited to the event and the rare opportunity to hear first-hand of the plight of Haiti. The event is sponsored by Zel’s Del Mar, Stone Brewing Company, Charles Mondavi winery. For more information, contact Byron Shewman, Youth Without Borders, 619-934-1009. Zel’s Del Mar is located at 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar;

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April 19, 2012

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary participates in important environmental program BY JAN PARSONS, DMSB ROTARY PUBLIC RELATIONS On a recent Saturday, members of the Del Mar – Solana Beach Rotary could be found working at our plot in the Los Penasquitos Lagoon Natural Preserve along Carmel Valley Road. Over five years ago, we committed to clearing a 100-foot long block near the Via Aprilia intersection as part of the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve program to remove non-indigenous plants, and restore the area to its natural habitat. The hardest part of this project was in the early years when we spent many Ranger Carol Martin, Jon Fish, Susan and Mark Saturdays removing large quan- Hennenfent, Charles Foster tities of Carpobrotus edulis (pickle weed) that had taken over the area. Easier was the planting of indigenous plants, helping set up an irrigation system, and weeding to remove unwanted plants such as black mustard, dandelion, reemerging pickle weed, and others. Our recent work day, organized by Community Service Chair Ken Barrett, focused in the drainage area pulling out the stinging nettle and asylum. It was here that Mark Hennenfent was surprised by one of the local inhabitants, a large rattle-snake who, happily, decided not to rattle nor strike. (This encounter is not typical, so don’t let it discourage you from coming out and helping the California State Parks system with this important program.) The Del Mar – Solana Beach Rotary Club is an active service club of 35 business, professional, and volunteer leaders from the Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Carmel Valley area who belong to the 1.2 million-member Rotary International. To learn more about our projects such as this, please join us at our weekly meetings on Friday mornings at the DoubleTree Hotel in Carmel Valley from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact President Kirk Collins at 619-254-8234 or visit

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TPHS grad/athlete to raise funds for kids in need through long-distance Ragnar Relay Race BY KAREN BILLING Andy Hemmerich and his teammates will run 200 miles for great education. Along with five others representing his tutoring company Hammer Prep, the Torrey Pines High School graduate and Solana Beach resident will run from Huntington Beach to Coronado Island in the Ragnar Relay Race starting this Saturday, April 21. The team is competing in the race not just for the grueling physical challenge of it; they will also be raising money for the Monarch School for at-risk and homeless students. “It’s a really powerful organization in terms of using education as a vehicle to helping students become successful members of society,” Hemmerich said. “Education has given me so much of my life, it’s amazing. I’ve had so many opportunities, seen several different countries and made so many friendships, all through my education. Essentially, it’s the reason I have a business today.” Hemmerich believes strongly in the power of education, the great rewards it can bring and the many directions in which it can take a person. “That’s why I put my stake in education and why I want to give back to kids that are underserved…I don’t think there’s a better match for us in terms of giving back,” Hemmerich said of Monarch. Hemmerich was inspired to do the Ragnar race by San Diego businessman and philanthropist Blair Cannon, who also combines endurance challenges with charity. Cannon swam the Catalina Channel last year to raise $100,000 for Monarch School. This June, Cannon is swimming 28.5 miles around Manhattan with a goal of raising $150,000 for the school. The Ragnar is a 200-mile overnight relay race run over two days and one night from Huntington Beach to Coronado. Teams are allowed 12 members, but the Hammer Prep squad will do it with six. Hemmerich will run 39 of those 200 miles of the relay. He will run six legs of the race, the longest leg being 10 miles and the most brutal one, including some “significant hills,” as he races inland from Huntington Beach. At some points in the race, the runners may be running alone in the middle of the night with just a head lamp, reflective vest and a cell phone just in case they get lost on the course. Hammer Prep is running as part of a corporate division that includes local companies such as Qualcomm and Sharp, all raising funds for Monarch. The corporate division

goal is to raise a total of $160,000 and, as of Monday, they were just short of that. Hammer Prep alone has already raised nearly $5,000. Hemmerich grew up in Del Mar and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 1996. He played soccer for Stanford and graduated with a degree in economics before launching a pro-soccer career that included stops in Major League Soccer with the San Jose Earthquakes and abroad with a New Zealand team. After his soccer career ended, Hemmerich began tutoring in 2001 and enjoyed it so much he decided to start Hammer Prep the next year, the name coined from one of his old nicknames. At first he had tutoring centers at the Rancho Andy Hemmerich Santa Fe Community Center and at the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito’s Polster branch, but soon the business evolved to strictly oneon-one tutoring, which is what Hammer Prep specializes in today. While Hammer Prep offers tutoring in any high school subject, SAT and ACT prep is its main focus, using full-time, professional tutors and a curriculum developed by Hammer. “It’s easily the most important test a high school kid takes and it can be a highly intimidating test,” Hemmerich said. Hammer tries to take out the intimidation and with one-on-one preparation help students to be conditioned to be successful test takers. For the last five years, Hammer Prep has also offered ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) test prep, the test that students must take to be accepted into private schools

such as Bishops, Francis Parker or Pacific Ridge. “It’s completely different than any test these students see in school,” Hemmerich said of the somewhat “scary” test that looks very much like a SAT for the younger set. Hammer Prep has also partnered with the Shane Walton Foundation, founded by a Bishop’s grad who went on to play football at Notre Dame and in the NFL, and who has made it his mission to help the education of underserved students. Through their efforts, Hammer Prep is able to give ISEE tutoring to students who might not have been able to receive it, giving them the same advantage as others to access higher education. “The kids this year just hammered the test,” said Hemmerich, noting that the successful test scores resulted in scholarships to Bishop’s. Hemmerich officially committed to training for the Ragnar race two months ago, which meant taking a break from his adult amateur soccer team, the San Diego County Soccer League’s Nomads. “I love running, it’s what keeps me sane,” said Hemmerich, who boosted his mileage from 15 to 25 miles a week to 30 to 50 miles a week in preparation for Ragnar. “It’s an important part of my life and I run quite a bit to stay onetenth as fit as my wife, a professional triathlete.” He hopes he is ready for his 39 miles and relates this Ragnar challenge to what his company does every day. He knows first hand through Hammer Prep that dedication, preparation and focus can bring success. Andy’s teammates include Zach Negin (Hammer Prep employee), Andy’s brother Jason Hemmerich, William Blore, Caela Timinsky and Alec Fillmore. Learn more about Hammer Prep at

Celebration of Life to be held for Marilyn N. Shaw A Celebration of Life for Marilyn N. Shaw will be held on April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar. Mrs. Shaw served on the Del Mar Union School District board for many years. She led efforts to extend Torrey Pines Reserve, to preserve Crest Canyon and to open the La Jolla Playhouse. Mrs. Shaw died in San Francisco on March 29. St. Peter’s Church is located at 334 14th Street Del Mar, CA 92014; (858) 755-1616.


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Patriot Profiles: ‘They love us when we save them, but don’t like us when we cite them’ This column presents soldier stories to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. BY JEANNE MCKINNEY In 1983, a Coast Guard helicopter made its way to the capsized Marine Electric vessel off the coast of Virginia. When they arrived, they found survivors scattered around in the near-freezing water. After multiple attempts to lower the rescue basket directly where the crew members were struggling to survive in the water, time after time they were too hypothermic and weak to climb in. Even with a Navy helicopter assist, only three were rescued out of 34. Later, in 1991, the fishing vessel Dora H. radioed a Mayday and was sinking in the icy waters 220 miles off Kodiak, Alaska. This time, a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer was flying out with his helicopter crew. A Banning, California native, Chief Warrant Officer Gary L. Strebe, remembers not wanting to go to Kodiak, Alaska. He’d planned to come to San Diego, do four years with the Coast Guard and get out and go to college. He’d already completed boot camp in Cape May, N.J., and a rig-

orous 18-week Aviation Survival Technician school in Elizabeth City, N.C., where Strebe was trained to maintain aircrew and aircraft survival equipment. In addition, he was trained for his aircrew position as a Rescue Swimmer. The Rescue Swimmer School opportunity was a direct result of the Marine Electric tragedy, when Congress mandated the creation of a Rescue Swimmer program. As a former highschool lifeguard and competitive swimmer, Strebe was over-confident in his abilities at first. But his instructors put the pressure on to find even greater strength, endurance, and mental acuity than he knew he had, replicating “real world” situations. He had to remind himself that “it’s a mental game that is not going to kill you, at least not purposefully.” The first year and half in Kodiak, Strebe was learning his technician trade. When the “Halibut Opener” came up, the crew of the Dora H., like others, had 24

hours to catch as many fish as possible, many overloading their boats. Strebe was the duty Rescue Swimmer when their mayday came in. He describes the scene: “It was 70knot winds. Seas were anywhere from 25-35 feet tall. We located a life raft with our night vision goggles. We knew somebody was in the raft; we weren’t sure how many. “They lowered me in the water and I was clearing out of the rescue strap when a swell dropped out from underneath me and I fell 10 feet. That ripped off my mask and snorkel, so I had to continue the rescue with no protection from the rotor wash and salt water in my face and eyes.” Strebe started swimming, wearing a 30-pound hoisting harness, trying to keep the raft in sight over walls of water. Above, the pilot was tiring, holding the H-3 helicopter in a hover, while getting buffeted about by powerful winds. When Strebe arrived, luckily all four [crew] were in the raft. “I grabbed the one with a

torn dry suit and put him in the water. They lowered the basket and I put him in. It took about 15 minutes per hoist.” Ever looming was the “Bingo” moment when the helicopter has to turn back because of being low on fuel. Gary had been in the 32-degree water for more than 50 minutes, and did not want to be left behind. So, he clipped himself to the basket holding the last fisherman and went up with him. “It’s teamwork. You can’t do the mission if you can’t trust the guy covering your back.” Semper Paratus – “Always ready” — is the Coast Guard’s motto. With over 95,000 miles of U.S. coastlines and vast oceans and seas, the stewardship is massive. CWO Strebe explains the Coast Guard is the oldest sea-going service, started in 1790 to enforce tariff and trade laws to prevent smuggling. Today, it’s a unique branch of the military with law enforcement authority — deployed daily for maritime security, safety and environmental protection. Preparedness has many faces in the Coast Guard. SEE PATRIOT, PAGE 20

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Del Mar animal hospital gets renovation, new ownership BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

A walk to Dog Beach, a stroll through the San Dieguito Lagoon and a stop-in to Free Flight Exotic Bird Park. Sounds like not only a nice Del Mar outing, but also a typical day at the veterinarian for clients of Animal and Bird Hospital of Del Mar. “Our clients love to walk to the beach while their pets have services done,” said Layne Havens, co-owner of the hospital. “It’s not dreadful for our clients to go to the vet. It’s really fun, and if they have kids, the kids love it too.” Havens, along with fellow veterinarian Steve Mira, took over ownership of the hospital, located at 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., only a few months ago, and they say the experience has already been incredibly rewarding. Not only that, but they are in the process of an extensive renovation. The two previously worked together for three years at Pacific Petcare in Carmel Valley, and they came together with a common vision of offering comprehensive care and top-notch boarding in a comfortable, high-quality, friendly environment. Situated next to the nonprofit Free Flight bird sanctuary, Animal and Bird Hospital of Del Mar is very unassuming from the outside. Small and boutique-like, the facility strikes visitors with cleanliness, colorful artwork and the caring smiles of staff members upon entering. Hidden behind the quaint entrance is a high-tech and surprisingly vast 5,000-square-foot facility that offers much more space than many animal hospitals — the reason why Havens and Mira want to make use of that space by offering full-service boarding. “It’s a good peace of mind to know if anything goes wrong there’s a vet on site,” Mira said, adding that the

medical and boarding aspects of the business really fuel each other in being able to provide comprehensive care. The hospital has an 800-square-foot outdoor play area for dogs, 12 large outdoor runs and 13 indoor runs (a “run” is basically a very, very big cage). Havens and Mira are in the process of building an upstairs cat ward Layne Havens and Steve Mira, cofor both hospiowners of the Animal and Bird talized and Hospital of Del Mar. boarding cats. Not only will the feline area have cat condos, toys and beds, but it will feature TVs to keep the kitties occupied with recorded videos of fish, wildlife and other things a cat may like to watch. Havens graduated from veterinarian school at Virginia

Tech about five years ago and landed in San Diego when she completed an internship at a local emergency hospital here. She loves the owner education aspect of veterinary medicine, and encourages clients to get involved in the health of their pets. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and ultrasound imaging. Mira, a Michigan native, also came to San Diego when he completed an internship at a Mission Valley emergency animal hospital. He has practiced in North County for nine years, and his professional interests include wellness care, preventative medicine and educating pet owners on all aspects of veterinary care. For more information, visit; call (858) 7559351. The Animal and Bird Hospital of Del Mar is located at 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014.

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Creating a Loop Lite transit system plans for highway/transit improvements within this same coastal zone will lag at least 10 to 20 years behind the development. This is unconscionable — and government at its worse. Unfortunately, government is not the one that will suffer. We will. And Carmel Valley will not be alone. These unmitigated environmental impacts will affect the quality of life within the communities of Torrey Pines, and the cities of Solana Beach and Del Mar, too. What can we do now to fight back against this traffic? Currently, the 22nd Ag.’s answer to this traffic fiasco is to fund a seasonal shuttle service during the

Del Mar race season and the San Diego County Fair. North County Transit District would provide the shuttle line from the Solana Beach Train Station to the Del Mar Fair-grounds. A similar private transit shuttle would link the Fairgrounds to the City of Del Mar’s hotel and restaurant complex. Though helpful, this shuttle service won’t solve the problem, and is not the complete answer. I have proposed to the 22nd Ag. and to senior management of Kilroy’s One Paseo development that they fund a more permanent solution. We need transit that will work in and out of our communities. A system called “Loop Lite” would

build on the seasonal shuttle routes, yet still include the rail stations in Solana Beach and the fairgrounds. Loop Lite would be vastly expanded service that would include the Cedros District, Flower Hill and One Paseo. The development of this more complete shuttle partnership between NCTD and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would also provide service to the La Jolla Super Loop system and provide more links to University Town Center. To me, transit is nice, but only if it is accessible. Bringing this expanded shuttle to those who will ride it will certainly represent a major planning step forward. Do we have the will


Don’t look now Carmel Valley, but just when you thought traffic couldn’t get any worse, along comes three projects that will soon bury you in vehicles. A combination of the 22nd Agricultural District’s approval of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Master Plan, the City of San Diego’s approval of a huge expansion of the Flower Hill Mall, and Kilroy’s proposed 23.6-acre One Paseo mixed use development, will, when complete, turn Carmel Valley into a parking lot unless we act fast. The result of these three commercial and mixed-use projects will substantially add to the total square-footage of development in the coastal zone. Yet, future

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There are positive things happening in Del Mar. Construction projects, including the 21st Street Pump Station, the Beach Safety Center, and improvements along Camino Del Mar are being completed. We have a very comprehensive Village Specific Plan which will go before the voters in November for approval. And we are financially strong, with balanced budgets. All of these things represent steady progress and are the result of hard work by community groups and our city employees. But there is a big issue that is facing the city that may not have grabbed your attention. It is the city’s pension obligations to its employees, how these liabilities will impact the financial health of the city, and how to correct the problem over the coming years. Like many other cities throughout the country, Del Mar offers its employees a “defined benefit” retirement package, which basically says that the city will pay a retired employee an annual payment based on a negotiated formula. The negotiated formula is: number of years worked x compensation at retirement x 3%. As an example, an employee earning $80,000 at retirement, who has worked 25 years would receive at retirement $60,000 per year ($80,000 x 25 x .03). If the employee retires at age 60 and lives another 20 years, the city is obligated to pay a benefit of $1,200,000. And this amount grows annually based on the cost of living. To fund these benefits, cities in California contribute to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Del Mar pays an assessment to CalPERS each year based on the projected retirement benefits the city has to pay in future years. CalPERS then takes the money and invests it in stocks, bonds, and real estate, hoping to grow the funds and earn enough money to meet retirement obligations of each city. During boom times, when the stock market is doing well, CalPERS has been able to grow at about 7.8% per year. But during the last 10 years, the investment returns have only been 5.3% per year. And that is the problem. The growth of the money set aside to pay city pensions has not kept up with the “defined benefit” obligations the city has promised its employees. The result …..CalPERS pension

funds for Del Mar are not fully funded. Seeing this looming problem, the City Council asked the Finance Committee back in June of 2011 to analyze the magnitude of our pension problem and make recommendations on strategies the city could implement to meet our retirement obligations to our employees while still maintaining the long term financial health of the city. At the City Council meeting on April 2, the Finance Committee reported their findings to council. What is the magnitude of this under-funding of the pensions? Per CalPERS data from October 2010, Del Mar’s three pension funds have funding levels of 63%, 65%, and 66%. Using CalPERS data, the Finance Committee estimated that the unfunded liability of Del Mar’s pensions range from $9.9 million to $16.4 million, depending on whether you assume CalPERS earns 7.75% or 6.2% on their investments in the years ahead. That is 1.0 to 1.5 times the amount of the city’s annual general fund revenues ($11 million). These estimates, although not exact, give us the magnitude of the problem. In either assumption, the number is huge. After hearing their report, the City Council directed the Finance Committee, city staff, and the city attorney to work together to investigate feasible strategies to reduce this liability and make our city pensions whole for the long term. And let me quote a portion of the Finance Committee report of April 2. “It is tempting to hope that the good old days of high investment returns will sweep in and save the day. A hope is not a strategy. It seems much better to get in front of this undeniable problem and solve it now through negotiation combined with careful and realistic planning rather than continue on an unsustainable path which can only lead to unfortunate and unproductive disputes, with everyone losing”. We owe it to our employees and community to avoid that outcome. I want to thank Jim Eckmann and his Finance Subcommittee for doing this analysis for the community. This is the first step in addressing a very difficult problem. Terry Sinnott Del Mar

and futuristic vision to enact such a bold step forward into modern transit? Since this is a North County Transit system, I will encourage our new County Supervisor of the Third District and, hopefully, our new councilman in the City of San Diego’s District 1 to help provide the leadership needed to gather all the regional partners for a roundtable forum to discuss the creation of the Loop Lite transit system. We cannot build another freeway to get us out of this planning mess. So we had better explore this option — and fast. Dennis Ridz Chairman of the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board

Actions speak louder than words I actually laughed out loud when I read Steve Danon’s quote in the paper. He says he is running for County Supervisor because he wants to restore accountability and trust in government. He states it’s time for creation of a regional “Ethics Committee.” Give me a break. Does this guy take the voters for buffoons? Danon is a former lobbyist who has been campaigning in San Diego practically full-time for more than two years. All the while working full-time as a federal employee, paid by we the taxpayers, as a Federal employee in Washington, D.C. Much of his activity in San Diego occurred during key votes in Washington, yet he was here campaigning. How does that represent an example of ethics, accountability and trust? How does he campaign while employed by the taxpayers? Most California congressmen’s lead staffers fly out to the district a couple of times a year, yet Danon has probably logged more advantage miles than the lot of them. He flies to California more often than the congressman himself. Maybe he pays for his flights now, but I wonder if he paid for them two years ago. Miraculously, he separates the two roles — the job we pay him to do — and the candidates’ role of fundraising calls, calls for endorsements and attendance at local meetings, all related to running for office. There are many who have witnessed these appearances and received his locally-generated phone calls. These appearances at local events are normally handled by local staff, not requiring the expense and time for Danon to come from Washington. If this isn’t unethical, than I don’t know what is. And if it’s legal, it certainly is not within the spirit of the law, This is my main concern. We already have too many elected officials who do not operate within the spirit of the law. We certainly don’t need or deserve another one. Allen Frisch Solana Beach


April 19, 2012


Letters to the Editor/Opinion

Good work by good people is needed for good government Terry Cox of Florida and Edith Smith of Virginia want the voters of San Diego County to know the story of “plain ordinary citizens” who went to Congress in January, 1991. Both of our husbands, who were military retirees, suffered severe disability and lost their earned military medical benefit due to an inequity in the law which forced 100

percent disabled military members onto Medicare under age 65 with reduced healthcare benefits. Terry and I took our husbands’ unjust situation to Congress as “citizens” and found ourselves meeting in the U.S. Capitol with a professional staff member of the United States House Committee on Appropriations named Dave Roberts.

Dave not only took the time to meet with us, listened to our concerns, and tried to think about how to solve the problem, he went so far as to draft legislation making military medical insurance as a second payer to Medicare for disabled military retirees under age 65. Dave worked tirelessly with the Department of Defense and a bipartisan group of

Please help support Sgt. Gary Stein Would you please be so kind as to run an article regarding Sgt. Gary Stein. If readers are not aware of Stein’s plight they can google Sgt. Stein. If one

wants to help Sgt. Stein I have created a petition on and one can go to My Petition to sign if they choose to help. I thank you for regarding my plea. I


view protection of a property on the east side of Camino Del Mar could prohibit the development of a second story on the west side. “That would negate a lot of what we are trying to accomplish,” he said. “In terms of achieving the goal of developing downtown and getting more residential downtown, the view protection has to be lost or it really stands in the way of sensible development.” Mosier continued, “Also if you are going to have higher density units and you have a series of second-story condos that share walls, your privacy expectations have to be less than if you were in a single family dwelling in [a residential] zone. I think we do need to craft our Design Review Ordinances to be realistic and take into account what will work in the Village Specific Plan and what density we want to achieve.” Mosier also said, and Councilwoman Lee Haydu agreed, that the design manual needs to reflect the character of Del Mar and encourage creative design, as opposed to rows of similar facades. To view Del Mar’s draft Village Specific Plan, visit Written comments on the plan are being accepted through May 4, and there are a number of upcoming public meetings on revitalization. City officials will be on hand at the Del Mar Farmers’ Market every Saturday, there will be a question-and-answer session in the City Hall Annex on April 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and on April 30 there will be a special public workshop at 6 p.m.

continued from page 2 set of new standards considering the increased density and unique design associated with the vision for downtown Del Mar, as distinguished from the design considerations for residential areas. Del Mar planning manager Adam Birnbaum said there is also concern that, in looking to achieve a more densely developed downtown, applying the same rigorous view-protection standards used for residential properties may compromise property owners’ ability to increase development opportunities as set forth in the VSP. In March, city officials received positive feedback from the Design Review Board in moving forward with DRO amendments, Birnbaum said. The DRO amendments, once formulated, will be separate and distinct from the November public vote on the VSP. The council was in agreement that it’s a good idea to move forward with amendments to the DRO. Councilman Don Mosier addressed the issue of view protection in the commercial district, because he said it is something he has flip-flopped on. At first he thought it would be valuable and fair for downtown property owners to have view protection like everyone else. In addition, he said he was previously opposed to what he called “view inequality” — view protection for those outside, but not inside, the commercial district. Mosier said he changed his mind when considering the likely situation that the

feel this is so important as he has fought for us and now I feel we need to fight for him. Doyleen W. Pace A concerned citizen

New Beach Safety Center near completion The Friends of the Powerhouse recently announced that the new Beach Safety Center (Lifeguard Tower) is ahead of schedule and will be finished before the summer rush. The project includes a new walkway, and garden area. Groundbreaking took place on Oct. 3, 2011 and construction started Oct. 19. A Grand Opening celebration will be announced in the near future. There is still time for everyone to participate. Here are the choices: Staff lockers: $350; Bricks are $250; and Planks for the new walkway are $1,000. Please call 858-7551641 or go online to www.

Members of Congress to obtain successful passage of this legislation in less than one year! The eligibility of the disabled for Medicare/Military Medical could be considered the “first step” toward TRICARE for Life, a continued health care benefit for military retirees and their families once they turn age 65. Without

Dave’s compassionate courage and strong conviction to take a “first step” and lead the way after listening to “plain ordinary citizens,” would there now be TRICARE benefits for all who have served our nation to earn them? Little things often make a big difference in the lives of many. We have known Dave for many decades. We

want you to know Dave’s custom of listening to “plain ordinary citizens” and getting things accomplished in a bipartisan way for the good of all of us! Terry Cox Widow of Staff Sgt Andrew A. Cox, USA, Ret.


gate; we have already paid over $100,000 to renovate.” Rabbitt now needs to go through a site development permit process, according to the city. “So, we have to get the site permit just to buy mitigation to give to the city in order to own our property.” She also needs to get a building permit, a retroactive grading permit, and a geology report. “Now city staff are reacting as if it was a (new) development — asking her to spend thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, on paper studies from geologists, civil engineers and biologists,” Levitt clarified. “At the same time, the Grand Del Mar had a permit in place that protected land south of them, while the city watched the back yard of Elizabeth,” he noted. “The city drove through (the property), saw some brush (on a slope) that never grew back, and thought there must be fresh grading. They don’t care that there was trash, and even a (waterlogged) bomb there.” Levitt suggested that Rabbitt go to the mayor’s office with the dilemma and perhaps remind the city that nearly a decade after receiving a judgment award of $250,000 for illegal grading and damage to adjacent sensitive habitat, done by the

Grand Del Mar (then called Meadows), the Del Mar Mesa and Carmel Valley planning boards still have not received any money. “Elizabeth’s property was one of the original homes in the area — prior to any recent development occurring —bringing streets, utilities etc. The entire property was ‘developed’ (i.e. used) in that the previous owners dumped stuff, kept horses etc all over the property. Only when Elizabeth cleared out this trash and removed ice-plant, etc., was it suddenly obvious to city staff (who must have been inspecting all the new construction around her) that the natural brush was no longer there and they started an investigation which led to this citation. If she was not planning to do any development, she had no reason to process any site permits with anyone,” Levitt said. Levitt added that he will meet with Rabbitt to draft a letter to the city and noted the property is an isolated piece, not part of the community plan. “The board needs to tell (city) staff where it stands regarding the permit application, as if she was proposing construction on her site.” The board agreed to continue the discussion at its May

continued from page 2 said, noting she had to drag them all away. Rabbitt even found a bomb casing on the property. “Elizabeth’s property was one of the original homes in the area,” board chair Gary Levitt explained. “The entire property was “developed” (i.e. used) in that the previous owners dumped stuff, kept horses, etc., all over the property. Only when she cleared out this trash and removed iceplant, etc., was it suddenly obvious to city staff that the natural brush was no longer there, and they started an investigation which led to this citation. If she was not planning to do any development, she had no reason to process any site permits. “Elizabeth is now following the process recommended to her by the city, which was to submit an application for the ‘illegal activity’ — and basically this is the same permit application you would make if you were doing a development on the property,” Levitt said. “It’s been very emotional for me,” Rabbitt said, “because I feel (trash removal) made our neighbors’ and our property better – and it hurts. We’re happy to miti-

Edith Smith Widow of Lt.Col. Vincent M. Smith, USMC, Ret.


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North Shore thanks volunteers


nother successful North Shore softball season is coming to a close, but not before the volunteers and sponsors who make up the league were given a big “thank you” from President Cathy Scheg. “It’s been a great rec. season,” Scheg said during Volunteer Appreciation Night at Tio Leo’s in Carmel Valley. “It would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers and sponsors who give their time and resources to the league. From managers and coaches to board members and sponsors, North Shore is made up of a wonderful group of people who support girls softball in our community.” For more information on the North Shore Girls Softball League, visit www. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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SHARP continued from page 8 Mohsen were at the NCAA Final Four in March when their Wildcats won the title. “I love basketball,” she said, noting that she’s been watching Kentucky games since she was 5. And she plays golf, although “poorly.” Talking about a recent trip to Palm Desert, she added, “I go to be with the boys.” She and Blake also are members of Sharp’s team that participates in the American Heart Association Heart Walk each year. “It’s a way to teach him to give back,” she said, again giving credit to the people who cared for him when he had open heart surgery as a tiny baby. Khaleghi also enjoys working out – she’s a regular at the Pacific Athletic Club even if she only gets in 30-minute workouts now that she’s working 7 to 7 most days. Her enthusiasm for the job she is still learning is as evident as her love of her family. “I’m extremely passionate about the patient care experience – that’s why this job suits who I am and what

Tom Joas, Scott Harvey

Sandy McIntyre, Paul Ang I believe in, as well as what Sharp HealthCare stands for.” To learn more about Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, visit

NEWCOMERS continued from page 4 the constituents want,” he said. For more information, visit Jerry Tetalman Tetalman, 57, is a Carlsbad resident who worked as a nurse and nursing administrator at a hospital mental health unit, and later began a new career in real estate sales and property management. While he has been politically active, he has not run for office before. In 2005, he co-authored a book, “One World Democracy: A Progressive Vision for Enforceable Global Law.” Tetalman said when he started running last fall, people told him his chances for beating Issa were slim. But he said the tide may have turned in February, when Issa chaired Congres-

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Kelli Kaelber, Cathy Scheg

sional hearings on the issue of whether the government should force religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees. Issa was criticized because the first panel of witnesses included no women. Later, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh stoked the fire by denigrating a female law school student who testified on the issue. After those incidents, said Tetalman, Republicans approached him and said they would not support Issa and would instead vote for Tetalman. “I think (Issa) lost a lot of votes in that case,” Tetalman said. Tetalman said he plans to run a grass-roots campaign, with phone-banking and knocking on doors, but realizes he won’t have the cash for many TV ads. Another issue he believes will resonate with voters is the so-called Buffett Rule, which President Obama has invoked as part of a plan to increase taxes on the wealthy. (The rule refers to billionaire Warren Buffett, who has called it unfair that top income-earners pay a lower tax rate than

James Nelson, Brenda Durand

the middle class.) Tetalman said Issa has signed a pledge not to increase taxes created by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, but that stance led to the U.S. credit downgrade last year. “I’m confident I will be one of the top two (vote-getters) and go on to November,” Tetalman said. For more information, visit

PATRIOT continued from page 14 Strebe’s current job is Senior Marine Inspector. He became qualified through more schooling. He suggests, “Think of a large vessel. The hull inspectors check the navigation, the crew competency, life and fire safety – all the upper deck hull equipment. The machinery inspectors check the propulsion machinery, auxiliary equipment and emergency generators.” Gary is qualified to do both hull and machinery inspections. The sinking of the Titanic spawned the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Strebe reports, “It’s a body of sea-going nations that agree upon international regulations and

Liz and Brian Hughes

laws for safety of life at sea (SOLAS). When foreign ships come here, we inspect them to SOLAS standards, along with our own U.S. rules and regulations. If they have deficiencies, we’ll write them up and contact their flag nation to correct it.” “Strict Enforcer” is the U.S. Coast Guard’s global reputation. Recently, the media reported a remark made by a maritime industry insider after a recent cruise line disaster: “Make sure you’re going on a ship that makes stops in the U.S., because then you know the U.S. Coast Guard is going aboard to inspect it.” Gary says, “Foreign ships have to notify us of their arrival 96 hours ahead of time. U.S. Customs checks the crew for proper licensing. We look at their cargo, where they’ve been and do spot inspections. If a lifeboat doesn’t start up or a pump on board doesn’t work or any other red flag comes up, we’re going to hold them here until it works.” Even though Strebe and his team are the safety guys, holding ship and boat owners to the rod can be frustrating. He says, “Sometimes it’s hard being the regulator. We take great pains to be fair, and don’t want to run people out of business. I take my job seriously because if their boat sinks, the National Transportation and Safety Board and everyone else are looking at me for answers. They love us when we save them, but don’t like us when we cite them.” Whether its rescues or inspections, Strebe is all about the Coast Guard ethos to protect, defend, save, and be a shield. He agrees the many proud who serve the Coast Guard are unsung heroes. Strebe is happily married with a daughter and a son – thankful for what the Coast Guard has provided him and his family. “I’ve been able to complete my education up through a master’s degree. I’ve been to some great places and worked with some outstanding people. We’re all here to help.” For helping the crew of Dora H. out of the frigid Alaskan waters, Strebe won eight different awards for bravery and heroism. Once in the helicopter, he wrapped the tired and hypothermic fishermen in blankets the best he could. Exhausted, cold, and tired he passed out for the trip home. Thanks to men like Chief Warrant Officer Strebe, people are rescued that would otherwise be lost and safety of life at sea keeps in check.


April 19, 2012

Encinitas Gamers tryout rescheduled

Teddy Oitzma recently won the Las Vegas Championship. Courtesy photo

SFC’s Teddy Oitzman shoots 5 under par to win Las Vegas Championship Teddy Oitzman, an 8th grade student at Santa Fe Christian School, shot 5 under par 139 to win the Las Vegas Championship recently at Primm Valley Golf Club. Over the twoday tournament, Oitzman carded 3 eagles, 9 birdies and 15 pars en route to the win. Although he won the tournament by two strokes, he birdied the last two holes to secure the championship. “It was a great golf course that set up well for my game. I was hitting the ball pretty well going into the tournament and was able to keep it going and make some putts,” said Oitzman. The tournament is part of Future Champions Golf World Series Events sponsored by Callaway. It featured nearly 200 of the best players in the western United States and is one of six World Series events. The win earned Oitzman an invitation to the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship at Torrey Pines this summer.


SB Soccer Club registration now open The Solana Beach Soccer Club has begun its registration for the upcoming fall season of 2012. The club is holding online registration at now through June 15. The club caters to players U6 through U18 boys and girls. Parents can contact the registrar at 858-9228379 for more information.

The Encinitas Gamers 16U tryout has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 6, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Westwood Club Field, 17394 West Bernardo Drive in San Diego. The Gamers team plays at the highest level of travel baseball. The team is looking for more than good baseball skills. Effort in the classroom and sound character are important. The team will play 12 league games, four tournaments, including the Fourth of July Firecracker in Orange County, the West Coast’s highestrated showcase, and the USABF World Series. To be eligible, you must be 16 or younger on May 1, 2012. Please report in baseball attire, and bring a birth certificate. For additional information, email Head Coach, Ja-

Buy your tickets now for charity basketball game featuring Harlem Ambassadors The Harlem Ambassadors will take on the Rotary Ravens at a charity basketball game at Canyon Crest Academy. Game Day is May 5 at 7 p.m. on the Canyon Crest Academy campus in Carmel Valley, sponsored by the Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. With several weeks to the event, there are still some 900 tickets remaining to fill the almost 3,000-seat gym and provide needed funds for two very worthwhile local beneficiaries: Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito and Canyon Crest Academy Foundation Tickets can be purchased on the club’s website at: son Litt or Assistant Coach/Roster Development, David Dinerman, www. hometeamsonline/encinitasgamers

RSF Attack soccer registration open Registration is now open for those wishing to sign up for fall recreational soccer through the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Recreational program at The program is designed for children ages 4 to 18 and emphasizes fun while learning the game of soccer and the meaning of sportsmanship. Attack annually serves more than 400 children in their Rec program. All players who register by the deadline are guaranteed a spot on a team and the opportunity to play. The Attack teams play against each other and the other local clubs (such as Solana Beach, Cardiff and Encinitas). Games are held on local fields on Saturday’s during the fall with practices during the week. Registration for fall soccer can be completed online or the forms can be downloaded from the website. Visit or by calling the office at 760-479-1500.



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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Baseball: In what turned out to be a test of pitching wills, Santa Fe Christian proved itself to be up for the challenge. Nolan Gannon and John Gamble combined for a twohit shutout to lead the Eagles to a 1-0 nonleague victory over Otay Ranch on April 10 in a game that went 10 innings. The duo combined for 16 strikeouts and Josh Estill doubled and scored the game’s only run to help the Eagles get back on track after losing two of their previous three games. Gannon, who started, struck out 12 batters and allowed two hits and two walks in seven innings. Gamble, who got the win, struck out four batters and allowed two walks in three innings in which he allowed no hits. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 13-4. ***** Torrey Pines opened Palomar League with a loss at the hands of Rancho Bernardo, but the Falcons bounced back, exacting a measure of revenge with two wins to take the best-of-three series. Torrey Pines defeated Rancho Bernardo 6-4 on April 10, a day after the Falcons were dealt a 2-0 loss in their league opener. They defeated Rancho Bernardo 6-0 in the April 12 rubber game. Reed Mason and Chad Thurston each had two hits including a double to lead the Falcons in the April 10 victory. Luc Rennie pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Falcons two days later. Rennie struck out five batters and allowed no walks. Mason led the Falcons offensively, going 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI. The Falcons were held to one hit in the series opener. Brock Larson turned in a solid pitching performance in defeat for the Falcons. He struck out eight batters in six innings, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks. Cody Sheppard had the Falcons’ only hit in the game. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 14-3-1.

***** Canyon Crest Academy lost to Del Norte 7-6 in a Valley League game on April 12. Austin Kay had two hits including a double and three RBI Sameer Jafri added two hits and two runs scored in defeat for the Ravens. CCA fell to 0-2 in league and 2-13 overall for the season. Softball: After a dreadful start, Cathedral Catholic has turned its season around. The Dons, who lost six of their first eight games, have now won nine straight. Their most recent victory was an 8-2 win against Clairemont in a Western League game on March 10. Whitney Voelker and Tierra Falo each homered to lead the Dons. Falo pitched 5 2/3 innings of three-hit ball for the win. The Dons improved to 3-1 in league and 11-6 overall for the season. ***** Volleyball: Cathedral Catholic lost to Poway 2-1 (25-19, 11-25, 1513) in the finals of the Scripps Ranch tournament on April 14. Nick Supple had 11 kills in defeat for the Dons and Kyle Bass added eight kills. ***** Torrey Pines lost to Westview 3-1 (25-10, 25-18, 24-26, 25-18) in a Palomar League game on April 10. Jake Reeves had 17 kills and 15 assists to lead the Falcons, and Emerson Yee contributed 19 assists. The Falcons fell to 1-3 in league and 9-7 overall for the season. Girls lacrosse: Cathedral Catholic defeated Boca Raton (Fla.) 14-13 in a nonleague game on April 11. Chandler Ramsey scored five goals and had two assists, and Chelsea Mapes contributed three goals to lead the Dons. Courtney Place added two goals and two assists, and Dons goalie Marie McDonald-Hulen had 12 saves.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 6-5. Notes: • Former Torrey Pines standout Joey DeNato has continued to excel at the collegiate level. DeNato is a sophomore at Indiana, where he has emerged as one of the Big 10 Conference’s top pitching prospects. Through his first nine starts he is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA. In his most recent game, DeNato allowed two runs in seven innings in a 3-2 IU victory over Michigan State on April 14. • Former San Diego Jewish Academy standout Michael Fagan is a sophomore at Princeton, where he is 1-1 with a 5.96 ERA. Fagan, who was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 45th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball amateur draft, is the school’s only player ever to be drafted. Del Mar Little League League Standings as of 4/8/12 AAA – American League Team

AAA – National League

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5 4 0 Lost 1




4 4 1 Tied 1


Mud Cats

6 3 1 Won 1 3-2-0


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9 1 0 Won 8 5-0-0

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River Bandits

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League Highlights Del Mar Little League 2012 regular season has passed the half-way point in our top divisions and teams are hitting their stride. Congratulations to our recent Home Run hitters: Majors: Nicholas Bresnahan (Red Sox), Dylan Feuling (Athletics), Ryan Langborg (Angels), Bradley Polinsky (Cardinals) AAA: Lucas Corbosiero (Scrappers), Nicholas Herrmann (Rattlers) League Reminders For league updates, scores and standings visit the league website at


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Reid Meloy studies the actions and motives of criminals Reid Meloy, Ph.D., is a board-certified forensic psychologist, author and researcher who consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the United States and Europe. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute. He has received a number of awards from various professional organizations and is chairman of Forensis, Inc., and FoReid Meloy rensis Europa, Inc., two nonprofit, public benefit corporations devoted to forensic psychiatric and psychological research. ( Meloy has authored/co-authored several hundred papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, coauthored or edited 10 books. His most recent, “Stalking, Threatening and Attacking Public Figures” (Oxford University Press, 2008), led to a commissioned study for the National Academy of Sciences on threats toward public figures published in March 2011. ( His book with Jens Hoffman, “The International Handbook of Threat Assessment,” will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Meloy is a consultant to the counterintelligence division of the FBI and intermittently teaches at the Behavioral Analysis Units in Quantico. He is a member of the Fixated Research Group for the United Kingdom’s Home Office concerning threats to the Royal Family and British political figures, and also teaches for the Netherlands National Police. He’s been a technical consultant to the TV program “CSI,” since its inception in 2001. Who or what inspires you? People’s capacity for hope and ability to love in the face of a difficult and dangerous world inspires me. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, who (living or deceased) would you invite? My guest list would include Sigmund SEE Q&A, PAGE B21

Sweet success for Toffee Box From Williams-Sonoma to Martha Stewart, local resident’s gourmet candy is in high demand BY KAREN BILLING Heather Mubarak has found great success with The Toffee Box, a company churning out candy with “melt-in-your mouth, like-your-grandmother used to make” taste. “I have to pinch myself sometimes, Mubarak said, noting of course she always dreamed big but to find such sweet success has been a blessing. “It just goes to show that if you work hard, get a great product and just persevere, it’s going to work out.” Her toffee was featured on the Martha Stewart Show in February and she recently found out it would be carried by Williams-Sonoma this fall. “To see my product on Martha, in her hot little hand, talk about my dream come true,” Mubarak said. “Three short years into my business, it was huge. I’ll never erase it (from the DVR).” Toffee Box treats can be found locally at Harvest Ranch, Jimbo’s (which carries an organic, sugar-free version), Whole Foods, Seaside Market and Country Squire in Rancho Santa Fe. Mubarak is thrilled by the recent addition of Williams-Sonoma to the list. “It’s really exciting for us, that’s the big time,” Mubarak said. “They have a great reputation for high-end gourmet. I think that will really take our business to the next level.” A Torrey Pines High School graduate, Mubarak grew up in Solana Beach. Her husband Jason grew up in Rancho Santa Fe and they moved back to his hometown a year ago. Their children attend R. Roger Rowe School and Jason works at Morgan Stanley in the village. Everything Mubarak learned about making toffee she learned from Jason, who learned to make toffee with his mother and grandmother. When she first met him 17 years ago, she would often just watch the process and enjoyed the spoils, never learning how to make it. Once the couple married, they start-

TPHS graduate Heather Mubarak is the owner of The Toffee Box. Her candy will soon be carried by Williams-Sonoma. ed making it together with the family’s special recipe at home every holiday season for family and friends, neighbors, teachers and clients. After the holiday rush, the Mubaraks always joked about starting a business as lucky recipients of their delicious batches always encouraged them to sell it. In early 2009, Jason suggested Heather look into it more seriously—their children were older and her interior design business had slowed down as the housing market declined. That spring, Mubarak researched every aspect of getting started in the food business. She found a commercial kitchen and selected the perfect box for The Toffee Box — shimmery green, pink and brown boxes, “classic and classy” that would look pretty on someone’s countertop and on the shelves of a store. “By summer I had the website up

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and my boxes and I was off and running,” Mubarak said. “I never looked back.” By her second Christmas, Toffee Box had to move to its current Carlsbad location. “It’s been great, this location has really allowed us to grow a lot,” Mubarak said of their “phenomenal” 60 percent growth in three years. The first year it had been Mubarak making all the candy herself, but now she has a staff to make the toffee so she can focus on the day-to-day operations, marketing and sales. The special family recipe is what has helped keep the Toffee Box business growing, Mubarak said. “People always say our toffee is on the light side, when others are so hard you think you’ll break your teeth eating it,” Mubarak said. “Ours is still crisp but not so much that you’re worried about being at the dentist the next day.” Their most popular flavor is the most traditional, the dark chocolate toffee. Mubarak tries to add a new flavor every year, so Toffee Box now has the options of white chocolate macadamia nut, classic white chocolate, mocha hazelnut and Martha Stewart’s favorite: milk chocolate pecan, “covered in creamy Guittard milk chocolate and dusted with Georgia pecans.” Mubarak expects a new flavor to be added in the coming months—Jason helps in coming up with new tastes as they play with sample batches. “We know toffee really well and that knowledge is what out brand is about,” Mubarak said. “There’s a quality we’re looking to have so we have to make sure the new flavor fits with that.” The toffee can also easily be ordered online, with custom notes available for gifting. To place an order, visit or call (760) 504-6904. Address: 5840 El Camino Real, #116, Carlsbad, Calif., 92008. DRE #0146672

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16th annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event a community effort • Local participation at April 22 fundraiser stronger than ever BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

The office of Solana Beach’s Pamplemousse Grille is stacked floor to ceiling with hundreds of cases of wine to fill the restaurant’s extensive list of more than 2,100 bottles — likely the biggest wine selection in the city. “We buy a lot of wine,” said Jeffrey Strauss, the restaurant’s owner and chef of more than 16 years. “There’s only one thing I ask in Pamplemousse Grille’s Jeffrey return from my distrib- Strauss (left) utors.” That favor is that each of his dozens of wine vendors donate a large format bottle — that’s a “magnum sized” 1,500 mL or greater — to

be auctioned off in the annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event, scheduled this year for April 22, from 1-4 p.m. at the Hilton Del Mar. The wine auction, which raises at least $15,000 in itself each year, is only one aspect of the charity event, which brings together the top chefs of Del Mar to share their specialties and raise money for Casa de Amparo, a North County facility that has been working with abused and neglected children for more than 30 years. One year, a bottle containing the equivalent of three cases of wine was auctioned off for $10,000. Strauss has been an instrumental organizer of the event for more than 15 years, and he’s seen both the event and the Del Mar restaurant scene grow tremendously. He said the local food scene was once concentrated in the downtown San Diego and La Jolla areas, but it has migrated to North County over the past five years, and the growing number of volunteer chefs participating in Meet the Chefs is proof in the pudding. The event started with 11 chefs and this year 17 are participating. “It’s a chance for people from surrounding areas to come see what we have to offer and meet the chefs,” said Strauss, who is known at the event for the giant dessert buffet he provides each year. “The culinary scene in San Diego

Experts to speak at Earth Day lunch forum in Solana Beach

La Jolla Cultural Partners

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church is presenting an Earth Day lunch forum “The Church and the State Confront Climate Change: as Allies or Adversaries?” The forum will be held on Sunday, April 22, from noon -1:30 p.m. in Debin Hall. The Creation Care team at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church will host a forum that will include Dr. Dave Pierce, a leading climate scientist from Scripps Institute of Oceanography; Dr. April Maskiewicz, an environmental science professor from Pt. Loma Nazarene University; Lesa Heebner, a Solana Beach city council member; and Thia Hobson, a theologian from SBPC. Bring your questions and concerns and join in this crucial conversation. Please register on line for the $5 lunch as soon as possible. The church campus is located at 120 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, at the corner of Lomas Santa Fe and Stevens Ave.

Classic Car event The San Diego/Palm Springs region of the Classic Car Club of America is bringing its Springtime Grand Classic to The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. To learn more about membership or the upcoming event, visit

has gotten better and better, and there are more chefs in this event than ever because there are more restaurants.” Donna Greenbush, a spokeswoman for Casa de Amparo, said the event has grown from raising $58,000 in 2000 to $110,000 last year. She hopes to bring in $115,000 this year, but there are still tickets to be sold, she said. She also said Casa de Amparo has benefited tremendously from this fundraiser, growing from two programs in 2000 to seven programs in 2012. “We’ve always worked to remove kids from abusive homes,” she said. “Now we’ve been able to instate programs that prevent abuse and neglect, such as parenting courses.” Strauss said the event’s success has been the result of not only the many chefs who have contributed their food and time over the years, but also businesses like Young’s Market, which has donated thousands in food and beverages since the event’s beginning. Strauss said it’s also fun for the chefs to catch up with each other at the annual event. “To get 15 of us on a Sunday afternoon cooking together,” he said. “It’s just as fun for us as it is for anyone.” To buy tickets to the event, visit www.casadeamparo. com or call (760) 754-5500, ext. 23. The Hitlon Del Mar is located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

Trivia game fun at research benefit Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute will host its fourth annual “Bring It!” event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 27 in support of stem cell research. This year’s reality show theme will challenge guests to answer trivia questions and participate in a variety of games. The event includes a cocktail reception with gourmet bites and entertainment, and then the games begin with attendees seated in teams of 10, competing for the title of 2012 Bring It! champion. Tickets from $200 are available at or from Chelsea Luedeke at (858) 795-5239.

Euclid Quartet Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m. The Euclid Quartet, a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color, is recognized as one of the most well-regarded chamber ensembles in its generation. Captivating audiences and critics ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has performed to great acclaim across the country. Tickets: $30 member/$35 nonmember For more information and tickets, call (858) 454-5872 or visit chamberconcerts

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Xcerpts: Baldessari’s Text Paintings and Artist Books

A New American Musical only at La Jolla Playhouse

Thursday, April 26 > 4-5 PM


Join us as we discuss a selection of John Baldessari’s text paintings. Xcerpts is a reading and discussion group that takes place in thoughtLAB—a space for creativity, curiosity, and dialogue. To obtain a copy of the excerpt, e-mail MCASD La Jolla 700 Prospect Street

Performances begin April 27 Ten strangers compete for a new hardbody truck. The contestant with the most nerve – and tenacity – will drive away with the American Dream. Based on the documentary film of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody features a brilliant score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, along with a masterful story by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright.

Grunion Run

Tiempo Libre

April 23: 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.

Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight.

Birch North Park Theatre Tickets: $65, $45, $35 “They dance, they sing, they hoot and holler...these super-charged young singing sensations ...make you shake your fanny onto any dance floor...”

Ages 6-13 with a paid adult. Public: $12 RSVP required: 858-534-7336 or online at

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On The

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Puesto ■ The Vibe: Urban Mexican, upscale fast-casual, modern

■ Reservations: No

■ Signature Dishes: Tacos, salads, guisado bowls

■ Take Out: Yes

See more restaurant profiles at

■ Open Since: 2012

■ Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily


■ 1026 Wall St., La Jolla ■ (858) 454-1260 ■ ■ Patio Seating: No ■ Happy Hour: No

Piquant flavors of Mexico City come to La Jolla at Puesto The taco on the left consists of chicken, cheese, pineapple, avocado, cilantro and tinga; the one on the right features beef, corn truffle, jalapeño, avocado, cilantro and onion.

Mexican Street Cup contains dried mangoes, jicamas, cucumbers, carrots, chile powder, limejuice and sea salt.

BY KELLEY CARLSON ith the recent opening of Puesto, La Jollans only need to go as far as the Village to find Mexican streetstyle tacos. Owned and operated by brothers Eric and Alan Adler — both La Jolla High School alumni — the restaurant offers authentic fare with fresh, natural ingredients. Its urban atmosphere is created by an interior of reclaimed brick and wood, with bright accent hues around the dining room. Floor-to-ceiling murals by graffiti artist Chor Boogie represent a colorful “explosion” of candy falling out of piñatas. “We wanted people to feel like they’re on the street in Mexico City,” said Eric Adler, a first-generation American whose family hails from Guadalajara and Monterrey. Customers create their own unique meal, starting at a walkup griddle, and select from a base of tacos, salads or guisado (grilled food) bowls. Meanwhile, tortillas of stone-ground maize are prepared before their eyes. Next, they may choose their grilled foods. The meats are allnatural; the seafood is sustainable. A number of vegetarian options not commonly found locally are available, from zucchini flowers and corn truffles to cactus and potatoes with soy chorizo. The next decision involves the toppings, which Each week you’ll find a recipe include jalapeños, vegetables, and tinga from the featured restaurant with hibiscus, online at chipotle and onion. Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ There are several dressings for the salad at the bottom of the story. lovers — including an aged-balsamic ■ This Week: Puesto’s vinegar and the Mexican Street Cup Puesto Vinaigrette with cilantro chile — and a half-dozen, made-from-scratch salsas for tacos or bowls, such as roja or verde tomatillo and Pistache, created from pistachio and jalapeño. Side dishes can be added for an extra charge. Patrons can decide between chips, rice, black beans, vegetables and sweet Mexican corn. For dessert, customers may “sweeten up” with frozen horchata or the Mexican Street Cup, a concoction of fruit and vegetables topped with lime juice, chile powder and sea salt. To quench the thirst, there are draft and bottled beers, frozen margaritas and wine, Cool Hibiscus Tea, sodas and other assorted beverages. On Taco Tuesdays, tacos are halfprice with the purchase of a beer. Those who need a little bit of assistance in making a decision from the seemingly endless combinations can find recommendations on the back of the menu. Eric Adler’s favorite meal consists of a taco with chicken breast al pastor with tinga and cheese, and another with carne asada and guacamole. Large windows provide views of The Athenaeum next door and various shops and businesses in the heart of the Village. Puesto tends to be most active between noon and 1 p.m. Families often come in around 4 p.m., “when they can have the place to themselves,” Adler said.


On The Menu Recipe

A guisado bowl filled with black beans, steamed brown rice, shrimp, cactus, zucchini flowers, potatoes with soy chorizo, cheese, cilantro and tinga.

Customers can create their own salad with various ingredients and add grilled salmon for an additional cost. Adrian M. Fierro prepares tacos on the grill.



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Rossini’s most popular riotous opera comedy

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE APRIL 21, 24, 27, 29 (m)



English translations displayed above the stage. All performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Free lecture for ticket holders, one hour prior to each performance, sponsored by U-T San Diego.


Photo by Robert Kusel/Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Spring Bridal Bazaar coming to DM Fairgrounds The Bridal Bazaar, San Diego’s largest wedding planning expo, returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 200 of the area’s most talented wedding professionals will have displays at the show, providing thousands of fresh ideas to make weddings spectacular. That is why local brides have named Bridal Bazaar “Best San Diego Bridal Show” every year they have voted. The Bridal Bazaar and Gretchen Productions presents San Diego’s largest runway fashion show featuring the latest designs for the entire wedding party from six of San Diego’s favorite bridal and tuxedo shops including Brides by Demetrios, Bridal & Veil/Tux Shop, David’s Bridal, D’Angelo Couture, Friar Tux Shop and The Men’s Wearhouse. The fashion shows begin at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Win one of many great prizes and register to win 1-carat t.w. diamond earrings from John Franklin Fine Jewelers. Call (760) 334-5500 or visit

Enjoy ‘Brunch with the Birds’ at Free Flight Participants in the May 5 “Rambling thru the Ranch” event will take a charming trolley to discover the splendor of some of Rancho Santa Fe’s most glorious gardens. Photos/Jon Clark

Tour the gardens of RSF at ‘Rambling thru the Ranch’ Don’t miss the RSF Garden Club’s special garden tour, “Rambling thru the Ranch,” on May 5. Participants take a charming trolley to discover the splendor of some of Rancho Santa Fe’s most glorious gardens. Trolleys every 10 minutes, linger as long as you want at any location. At the same time, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will be brimming with notions, demonstrations, treats and crafts by local artisans for your home, garden and taste buds at its fresh and festive open-air market! Cost is $35 advance purchase, $45 day-of-purchase. Space is limited. Advanced purchase is recommended. The Garden Club is located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe. For reservations or more information regarding any of these events please visit the Ranchos Santa Fe Garden Club website at or call 858-756-1554.

Free Flight in Del Mar invites the community to attend “Brunch with the Birds” on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Donation of $10. A light brunch buffet will be served to all, along with a signature Free Flight champagne cocktail available to adult guests. Take advantage of the sunshine and enjoy your meal in Free Flight’s new seating area. As a reminder, Free Flight clients are encouraged to bring their feathered friend along to enjoy the day together. Please RSVP at Free Flight is located at 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014; 858-481-3148.

Cirque du Soleil opens new production April 25 Cirque du Soleil returns to San Diego with TOTEM, its latest big top production written and directed by Robert Lepage. TOTEM will premiere in San Diego on April 25 for a limited engagement under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) located at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Tickets for TOTEM are available at

Business Networking/ Internet Marketing Expo at Fairgrounds

A “Business Networking and Internet Marketing Expo” presented by Constant Contact will be held April 28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. More information: or

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Are you in the mood for some free family fun and entertainment? Then make your way to the 29th Annual Encinitas April Street Fair on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29. The fair opens at 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. both days. There will be something for everyone with roughly 450 vendors selling clothes, accessories, plants, household products, environmental products, art, antiques, home décor, and of course, a variety of delicious food. The Street Fair features four live music stages which will showcase a variety of bands, solo artists, and performers each day. Head on over to the Beer Garden for some tasty brews on tap from none other than San Diego’s very own Stone Brewing Company. For more information visit DEMA’s website

San Diego celebrates Israel with festive event April 29 The Jewish Federation of San Diego County and community partners will hold their annual community event to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on April 29 at Ski Beach in Mission Bay Park. This is a free event to celebrate and educate the local community about Israel and her culture. The entire San Diego Jewish community is participating, including Friendship Circle of San Diego, which will be kicking off the day with the annual Friendship Walk on Vacation Isle at 9 a.m. to benefit children with special needs in San Diego and Israel. The festival will include a hummus cook-off, free live music, entertainment, with local and special performances, Israeli folk dancing, a circus, kids’ activities, sports, teen programs, arts and crafts, games, a seniors club area, shopping and delicious kosher food. An opportunity drawing will also be held for a free ticket Israel provided by El Al Airlines. Join the community on this day to show solidarity and celebrate Israel’s 64th birthday. For more information on San Diego Celebrates Israel, visit or call 858-571-3444. To register for the Friendship Walk, visit:


NSDCAR Realtors hold ShredFest in partnership with Torrey Pines High School Rummage Sale The North San Diego County Association of Realtors invites the public to its Realtor ShredFest on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. – noon at Torrey Pines High School. If you have sensitive documents or any type of paperwork that needs shredding, this is a perfect opportunity. A suggested donation of only $5 per “banker’s box” directly NSDCAR Realtors hold “banker’s boxes” filled with documents benefits the Torrey ready to be shredded. Pines High School Foundation in support of student programs. Your confidential documents will be shredded, as you watch, by a bonded and insured company using state-of-the-art certified shredding equipment. Bring your documents as is; the machines are able to shred any documents with staples or paper clips, as well as floppy disks and CDs. The event is being held in conjunction with the Torrey Pines High School Rummage Sale. The rummage sale traditionally features items for sale including everything from children’s items, clothing, tools, books, art, lamps, sporting goods, furniture, and much more! For more information about the Realtor ShredFest or the Rummage Sale, contact your local Realtor or TPHS Foundation at (858) 793-3551. Torrey Pines High School is located at 3710 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, Calif., 92130.

Ancient marriage secrets revealed at classes in RSF A provocative new series of classes on the secrets of successful marriage will begin Monday, April 30, at the Chabad Jewish center of RSF. Regardless of marital status, all are invited to attend the six-session course, presented by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI). The Art of Marriage will go far beyond platitudes, to cover topics at the heart of modern marriage. Does marriage still serve any purpose at all? How far should one go to make a marriage work? When is divorce the best option? Like all JLI programs, The Art of Marriage is designed to appeal to students at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship. Interested students may call 858-756-7571, or visit for registration and other course-related information. JLI courses are presented in Ranch Santa Fe in conjunction with Chabad Jewish Center of RSF.

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Bags & Baubles benefit for animal care is April 29 The annual Bags & Baubles fundraiser is an opportunity for FACE to shine. Scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 29 at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe, the second annual event is one of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education’s premier affairs. About 250 guests are expected to attend, according to FACE Executive Director Stacy Steel. The nonprofit FACE was established in 2006 by a group of veterinarians who were distraught over the rise of “economic euthanasia,” in which pets are left to suffer or are euthanized when their owners can’t afford the cost of treatment. FACE provides financial assistance to animal owners, with money raised through donations and special events such as Bags & Baubles. Admission to Bags & Baubles is free; the location is provided with an RSVP. Call Brooke Haggerty at (858) 450-3223, or go to

Mainly Mozart concert Mainly Mozart will present a unique event, “Opus One,” on April 29, at 6:30 p.m., at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The musical performance brings together four of the leading musicians of our time, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian, violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Peter Wiley. Visit or call 619-239-0100.

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April 19, 2012

Del Mar hotel gets a major facelift, opens as Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Having worked the front desk at the hotel formerly known as the Stratford Inn (Best Western) for 10 years, Barbara DuRand loves knowing the Del Mar hotel’s many regular guests — and their dogs — by name. Now, she’s getting a kick out of seeing their reactions when they enter to see the results of its multimillion-dollar renovation. On April 12, the hotel announced its grand opening as Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar. Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel brand that’s found in major cities worldwide. There will be a more formal opening event on May 14. But even though the brand is internationally recognized and growing — the company plans to double Hotel Indigo locations in 2012 — it’s still a neighborhood hotel. Each location is characterized by contemporary decor and is designed to complement the surroundings of the neighborhood. For example, each room at the Del Mar hotel has floor-to-ceiling murals of beach- and horse racing-related artwork, such as hooves in the sand or crashing waves. Even the food of each location is adapted according to the area. Del Mar’s “modern California coastal� breakfast menu features a Creme Brulee French Toast and Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict built upon potato pancakes. The breakfast burrito is also an area signature, and the kitchen boasts an in-house pastry chef. In addition, the property offers a fullservice day-spa, two pools, hot tub and sauna, among other amenities. When it comes to staying local, another

motto of Hotel Indigo is to keep business local. For example, hotel staff members will suggest guests rent surfboards from Rusty’s or visit Dog Beach before sending them to La Jolla or Pacific Beach. “We’re considered a local hotel with a neighborhood story, so we’re going to send guests places in Del Mar,� said Laura Wildeman, the hotel’s director of sales. Hotel Indigo is fully pet-friendly and has no size or breed restrictions for dogs. Since many of Del Mar’s canine-loving guests therefore choose the hotel, the staff makes sure to have dog treats stocked at the front desk at all times. Wildeman said the hotel will also offer Hotel Indigo dog tags to inform people where the visiting dogs’ hotel is located in case the dogs get lost. The Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar is the site of the original Stratford Inn, built in 1910. Pacifica Host Hotels owns and manages the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group (www. Pacifica Host Hotels also manages the La Valencia hotel in La Jolla and several local Holiday Inns, among others. “Aligning with Hotel Indigo was a natural fit,� said Susan Knapp, the hotel’s general manager. “Not only does the hotel’s new design incorporate community staples like the beach and the racetrack, but the friendly service makes guests feel welcome in a neighborly setting.� For reservations, contact Hotel Indigo Del Mar at (858) 755-1501. Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar is located at 710 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, Calif., 92014.

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Author to discuss book about a sister dealing with the loss of her brother •T een author to appear at Del Mar Highlands Barnes & Noble BY KAREN BILLING A young author has given a unique voice to her first novel, “Slipping Reality,” a book about a sister dealing with the death of her older brother from cancer. Author Emily Beaver offers heartbreaking insight as she dealt with Emily Beaver watching her brother Matthew battle the disease and struggled with grief after he passed away in 2009 at the age of 17. Writing the book was a way to honor her sibling forever, as he was one of her biggest supporters. Emily will hold a book signing event on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Del Mar Highlands Town Center. She recently took part in a book signing at the Mira Mesa Barnes and Noble and was happy to sell 50 books. “I’ve gotten a very positive response,” said Emily, a high school senior. “For the most part the reviews have been really wonderful and it’s truly an honor. It was my first attempt so I still have a lot to learn.” Emily started writing when she was 8 years old. Her third grade teacher assigned students to write a fable. “We were only expected to write a paragraph or a half a page, I turned in 10 pages,” said Emily. “I had so much fun and knowing that I could create my own world and characters, I haven’t stopped since.” Her first published work was in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book.” As Emily had always enjoyed reading the “Chicken Soup” books, her mother told her they were looking for submissions for their cancer-themed book. Emily sat down and

wrote something in 15 minutes, not really even thinking that it would be selected. She found out her submission would be a part of the book just hours before her brother died. Emily said she was honored to be chosen to be a part of the book and was also excited that if something she wrote in 15 minutes could be published, the possibilities could be even greater if she really put her mind to a writing project. In her book “Slipping Reality,” Katelyn is a freshman in high school attempting to make sense of her brother’s deteriorating health. “When it becomes too hard for her to deal with, her mind snaps,” said Emily of Katelyn’s imaginary world of two different people, a whole other world. “She loses sight of what’s important by running away from her problems.” Part of her book is sending a message not to run away from your problems, but it’s also about being strong. “Not just being strong for others but being strong for yourself,” Emily said. “ In life, some will have a lot of pain and suffering but you don’t have to chose to suffer in silence. Bad things can happen but you can learn to be happy and live beyond it.” Emily said she is doing “pretty well” in her grief over the loss of her brother, who attended San Diego Jewish Academy. “I have some days when I just can’t handle it, some dark times,” said Emily. Although there are hard days, every day is different and sometimes she remembers the things that made Matthew unique and funny and she can’t help but laugh and celebrate him. “I know how unhappy he’d be if I chose to live a life of sadness,” said Emily. “Grief is so unpredictable and you get through it the best you can. Writing definitely saved my life in many ways and ‘Slipping Realty’ was a big factor in that. I’m so grateful for that book.” To learn more about “Slipping Reality” visit Order the book at and Barnes and Noble at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center is located at 12835 El Camino Real.

‘Night of the Horse’ April 21 to feature actress Bo Derek Actress and horsewoman Bo Derek will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for “Night of the Horse,” on Saturday, April 21, at the Del Mar National Horse Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Now in its 67th year, the Del Mar National Horse Show opens Thursday, April 19,and runs through Sunday, May 6. The showcontinues to be among the most respected, distinguished and popular equestrian events on the West Coast. Consisting of three distinctly different equestrian disciplines — Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper — the Del Mar National represents the best in competitive opportunities for both amateur and professional world-class equestriansand is unrivaled in its entertainment appeal for everyone. Each week of competition features its own signature Saturday night event. Western Week, April 19-22, features “Night of the Horse,”which promises an evening full of action, celebrities, color and top-notch entertainment. A variety of equestrian disciplines will demonstrate the theme of the evening, “Why We Love Horses.” Tickets for Night of the Horse are $18, and are on sale now through www.ticketmaster. com, or the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office, located near the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the Del Mar National Horse Show, visit www.delmarnational. com, or the show’s Facebook page at


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The full company of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere, commissioned musical ‘Hands on a Hardbody,’ which opens the new season, April 27-June 17 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. PHOTO: TERRI RIPPEE

Tah Dah! Playhouse finalizes 2012 season FROM PLAYHOUSE REPORTS La Jolla Playhouse announced its final production of the 2012 season will be, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” a world-premiere musical written and directed by Des McAnuff, Playhouse director emeritus (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Jersey Boys”), with music and lyrics by The Flaming Lips. The show will run in November/December (dates TBA) in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Inspired by the psychedelic music of Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips, the musical integrates music from several albums (“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” “The Soft Bulletin,” “At War with the Mystics”) with multiple Tony Award-winning director McAnuff’s poignant story about the triumph of love and optimism over the mystery of mortality. Adrift from her family and lover, young Japanese artist Yoshimi journeys alone into a fantastical robot-world where she wages a war with fate. Will her will to survive be powerful enough to master the

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At the April 28 fundraiser, guests will enjoy music by the nationally-recognized U2 tribute band, Joshua Tree, to benefit Rady’s new Discovery Program for Pediatric Research.

‘Sounds of Hope for Children – In the Name of Love’ coming up April 28; Tickets still available Get Ready to rock! Tickets are still available for “Sounds of Hope for Children.” On Saturday, April 28, The LOFT at UCSD will be transformed into the hippest lounge and performance venue in town for “In the Name of Love”— a one-night only party, which includes dinner, drinks, live auction, and music by the nationally-recognized U2 tribute band, Joshua Tree, to benefit Rady’s new Discovery Program for Pediatric Research. The members of the Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary have been hard at work orchestrating the eighth annual “Sounds of Hope for Children” concert event. This year the gals decided to ditch the “black tie” and gowns in exchange for a chic and fun nightclub atmosphere inspired by the rock music of U2. Tickets are just $155 per guest (21 and up only) and are still available. The April 28 event begins at 6:30 p.m. To learn more about Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, make a donation, or purchase tickets to “Sounds of Hope for Children 2012,” please visit, email cvchairs@ or call (619) 717-1398.


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‘Art in the Pines’ to be held May 5-6 Enjoy spring wildflowers in full bloom, watch artists capture the beauty of nature on their canvases, experience the reserve with family and friends, and breathe in the fresh ocean air The Art in the Pines while supporting Festival is free and the preservation open to all. of one of San Diego’s unique natural environments. The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the third annual Art in the Pines to be held Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is free and open to all and will be held at the Reserve just south of the Lodge. Art in the Pines is a two-day event featuring a professionally judged Plein Air contest with an awards ceremony; artists’ booths and an open air galleria exhibiting nature-inspired art for sale in a variety of media such as painting, pastels, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography; food and live music; children’s nature and art activities; an opportunity drawing for donated artwork; guided nature walks; tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge; and expert demonstrations in several different artistic mediums.

Hike the Reserve during the last weeks of April and the first week of May to observe artists at work. The Art in the Pines Festival provides opportunities for individuals, community organizations, foundations and businesses to support children’s nature programs at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. That model program serves 4,000 children in the San Diego area every year with an exemplary outdoor experience tied to the school curriculum. Where else can you go to have a great hike, see dolphins and trap-door spiders, and learn about geology, all in a halfday visit to the Reserve? A free shuttle will run from the Reserve’s North Beach and South Beach parking lots. The event is free, but the parking lots are $10 per car or a valid annual pass. Guests are strongly encouraged to consider walking to the event (15-minute walk uphill from south parking lot). Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California, north of San Diego. From Hwy 5, exit on Carmel Valley Road and drive west for about 1.5 miles till you reach the Coast Highway 101. Turn left and proceed along the beach for about a mile. The park entrance is on your right just before the highway begins to climb the Torrey Pines grade. The street address is 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037. For more information: 858-755-2063,,

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Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson to be guest speaker at Fairbanks GOP Women reception

Accomplished musicians to perform ‘From Paris to You’ concert at RSF Garden Club April 28

Former Governor of Wisconsin and current U. S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson will be the featured speaker at a reception hosted by Fairbanks Republican Women Federated on April 26 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club starting at 6 p.m. Thompson was elected Governor in 1986, and re-elected to three additional terms, leaving in 2001 to become Secretary of Health and Human Ser- Tommy vices under President George H. W. Bush. The education, budget and welfare Thompson reforms achieved during his time in Wisconsin’s capitol became a national model. He is a current candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Herb Kohl (D). If successful, his election would further the possibility of Republicans winning back a legislative majority. Fairbanks Republican Women Federated (FRWF) is one of the largest clubs chartered by the National Federation of Republican Women. Founded in 1994, its mission is to educate, inspire and encourage involvement in the political process. For more information on this and other upcoming events, contact or call (858) 353-1929.

FanFaire Foundation presents “From Paris to You” with pianist Zachary Deak and violist Virginie d’Avezac de Castera, in partnership with the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, on April 28 at 2 p.m. at the RSF Garden Club. Other performances in this Free Family Concerts Series take place on April 24 at Carlsbad City Library’s Schulman Auditorium (6:30 p.m.) and April 29 at La Jolla/Riford Branch Library (2 p.m.). Frequent artistic collaborators, San Diego-born pianist Zachary Deak and Bordeauxborn violist de Castera have thoughtfully put together a diverse program of Baroque through 20th century music. The duo will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet for Viola and Piano aptly described as an “opera without words” and Henri Vieuxtemps’ poignant Elegie op.30 for Viola and Piano. Zachary Deak opens the program with a solo performance of Domenico Scarlatti’s virtuosic piano Sonatas K. 450 G minor and K. 517 D minor and Franz Liszt’s sublime La Vallée d’Obermann, and ends it with Robert Schumann’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, the composer’s “unique cry of passion” for his beloved Clara to whom he dedicated the work. Tickets are free. Free will donations welcome. For more information, visit

Del Mar’s San Dieguito Lagoon Day 2012 to be held April 22 Del Mar’s San Dieguito Lagoon Day 2012 will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m., at the Powerhouse, 1658 Coast Blvd. The featured event speaker is Dr. Reinhard E. Flick, Center for Coastal Studies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Learn about “Sea Level Rise, Beach Erosion, and Coastal Flooding in the Context of Climate Change — What’s expected for San Dieguito Lagoon and neighboring coastal areas.” Awards will also be made to finalists in the annual Lagoon Day Photo Contest, along with a display of selected entries. No admission charge. Light refreshments will be served. Lagoon Day 2012 is presented by the Del Mar Lagoon Preservation Committee.

Earth Day beach clean up and presentation is April 22 Join the Del Mar Foundation’s Hospitality Committee and Keep Del Mar Clean on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, from 3-5 p.m. at Del Mar Powerhouse (1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014). The beach clean up will take place at 3 p.m. (all equipment will be provided) and at 4 p.m. a presentation will take place on “How We Can Make a Positive Difference on Our Planet.” Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.delmarfoundation. org.

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Golden State Flycasters’ annual fundraiser is April 28 in Carmel Valley More than $17,000 of fly fishing gear, guides, lodges, entertainment, and other prizes will be up for grabs when the Golden State Flycasters hosts its 9th annual auction and raffle April 28 to benefit educational programs and conservation initiatives. The money raised will help benefit current and future projects, including Trout in the Classroom; water quality monitoring and habitat assessment in the San Luis Rey River for endangered steelhead recovery; genetic sampling of trout in several So Cal watersheds in cooperation with the California Dept of Fish and Game; teaching kids fly casting; fly tying and fishing; Wounded Warrior programs and more. This, open to the public, conservation fund-raising auction and raffle is at Tio Leo’s restaurant, 3510 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130, from 5 to 9 p.m. For details and a full list of fundraiser items, visit

The Living Studio of Del Mar to hold benefit for San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy The Living Studio of Del Mar will host a wine and cheese benefit for the public to benefit San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on Sunday April 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. The Living Studio, located at 1011 Camino Del Mar, Suite 100 in Del Mar, will donate 10 percent of the event’s sales to this environmentally-focused nonprofit. The Living Studio specializes in hand-made glass gardens (terrariums) and Glass Garden workshops taught twice weekly by owner Elizabeth Levine. The Living Studio is the only shop in North County that sells, and teaches how to create, these beautiful mini-gardens. The shops speciality focuses on handmade local artisan jewelry, and natural fiber clothing. Unique home decor and furniture is eco-friendly and equally appealing. Elizabeth Levine (a jewelry designer, professional studio photographer and former health care practitioner) envisioned “a shop where people could find beautifully crafted pieces made by talented local artists inspired by the natural world.” The Living Studio also donates a portion of sales to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, as well. For more information, call 858-259-1011;; www.facebook. com/thelivingstudio,

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April 19, 2012

NCL celebrates the Ticktocker Class of 2012

N Allie Moriarty, Stephanie Sapp, Ariana Hazery, Haley Stead, Molly Stead

Maddie Erdossy, Matt Michalko

ational Charity League San Diego del Norte Chapter held its Senior Presentation Ceremony and Dinner Dance for the Ticktocker Class of 2012 on April 7 at the Grand Del Mar. NCL’s goal is to foster motherdaughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

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Louise Drolson, Karly Drolson, Helen Montgomery

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Del Mar Heights student artwork showcased


he Del Mar Art Center once again sponsored a yearly children’s exhibit, “The Amazing Art from Del Mar Heights Elementary School,” on April 15. Veteran art teacher Jacque Folgner helped coordinate the event with Diane Uke of the DMAC and Blair Cannon, an intern from Torrey Pines High School.


Torrey Pines High School intern Blair Cannon, art teacher Jacque Folgner, Del Mar Art Center coordinator Diane Uke

Kindergartner Quinn Gawle

Kindergartner Raif Snyder

First-grader Kelly Dykes

Second-grader Cole Cissna

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Enjoy the magical ambiance of Rancho Santa Fe. Meander down to its winding roads by open air trolley, tour 5 unique estate gardens. Get on and off as you like. Spend as much time at each as you desire. Tour begins at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Trolleys begin running at 10 and run until 3 pm. Back at the beautiful Garden Club, browse from over 30 artisans of home goods, gifts, garden, art, food and crafts. Lunch, shop or simply enjoy a lovely glass of wine. No admission required for Open Air Market, which runs until 4 pm.

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April 19, 2012

Fashion Show at St. Peter’s Church


el Mar Community Connections hosted a fashion show and spring tea April 10 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Guests decorated bonnets, celebrated the latest spring and summer fashions from Chico’s, and enjoyed piano favorites from Lori Ritman. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Carmel Valley resident in Coronado School of the Arts’ production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) will present Thoroughly Modern Millie April 27 – May 5 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center (located at 650 D Avenue, Coronado, Calif., 92118). Showtimes are 7 p.m. on April 27-28 and May 4-5 and 2 p.m. on April 29. Film buffs may recall the 1967 movie version of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which starred Julie Andrews and Carol Channing. It was turned into a musical in the late 1990s, and Carmel Valley resident Mitch Connelly, left, will perform the production debuted at La in Coronado School of the Arts’ production of Jolla Playhouse in 2000 before Thoroughly Modern Millie. moving to Broadway in 2002. With electric energy and laughout-loud humor, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie was such a hit on Broadway that it won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With two elaborate tap numbers and several jazz-themed dances, the 29 students involved in the production have to be fleet-footed and high-energy, which is a challenge they eagerly accept. “We’ve all really learned how to sustain our energy in this show,” says Carmel Valley resident Mitch Connelly, who takes on a couple of roles – including George Gershwin – as a member of the ensemble. “The dance numbers are incredible, and the songs are catchy and fun.” Connelly joins a large cast of students from all over San Diego County. Tickets to Thoroughly Modern Millie are available for purchase online at Prices range from $6 to $16 depending on age. All seating is general admission. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door 45 minutes prior to showtime. Call 619-522-4050 x5 with questions.

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he Del Mar Foundation presented the Peter Sprague String Consort on Thursday, April 5, to a delighted audience. The jazz trio was joined by a classical string quartet. PHOTOS: SUSAN SCHELLING


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Enjoy the elegance of the Royal Ascot as Kids Korps celebrates this 300 year-old British heritage sporting event along with its pomp and circumstance. Revel in the majesty of the race, try your hand at betting, and peruse the silent auction tables before transitioning to the elegant dining area where you will savor exquisite cuisine and ine wines. Then, stay for a swanky after-party, it for a royal, and dance the night away to the music of Barry Minnieield. Proceeds support Kids Korps’ year-round programs that engage young people ages 5-25 in community service, thereby creating leaders for life through youth volunteerism.

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Oceanographer discusses imaging system that found Titanic wreck BY CLAIRE DISCENZA “This is the week of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic (sinking),” said Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher Jules Jaffe to a packed foyer at the Birch Aquarium. “And I know a lot of people have come primarily to hear about my involvement in that.” At the Jeffrey B. Graham “Perspectives on Ocean Science” lecture on April 9, Jaffe gave the audience just that. In his talk, “Underwater Imaging: From Titanic to the Tiny,” Jaffe reviewed the optical imaging systems he helped develop to explore everything from large undersea wrecks to miniscule microbes. While Jaffe stressed the importance of studying the “little guys” of the ocean — the zooplankton, phytoplankton and microbes that make up the majority of marine biomass — he started his talk on a much grander scale. Jaffe began by explaining how technology plays a role in the difficult task of finding a shipwreck. The strategy that explorers and scientists use to locate any undersea rubble involves two phases: an audio search followed by a visual search. As sound can travel farther underwater than light, it is

How the Titanic got its name In Greek Mythology, the Titans were the powerful elder gods who ruled the Earth and who were overthrown by the Olympians. A Titan was a symbol of mightiness and power. The White Star Line choose the name “Titanic” because it was the largest ship in the world at the time of its launching. The White Star Line always ended its ships’ names with “ic” — Olympic, Gigantic. — wikipedia most efficient to start by sending high-frequency sonar pulses out into the ocean. By recording the returning sound waves after they have bounced off an object, or “contact,” researchers can make rough sonic images of the ocean floor. When looking for something like the Titanic, researchers have to be thorough. “What you want to do is map a pattern with sonar to methodically go back and forth and find contacts that are potentially the Titanic,” Jaffe said. “We call it ‘mowing the lawn.’ ” Jaffe showed a sonic image of one of these contacts, a fuzzy picture with a small speckling of dots in the center. “It turns out that inherent in the process of forming a sonic image is something called ‘speckle.’ It has to do with the fact that sound is almost like

laser because it is very coherent. That means all the waves line up together,” he explained. “You might look at that image and ask: ‘Oh my gosh, how did they figure out that was a wreck?’ It turns out that researchers cannot be sure this image is of anything of interest — instead, a sonic image simply gives a search team an inkling that there might be something out there. The team can then go back to search the contact visually with optical imaging. The optical imaging system uses what most of us know and love to do — to see.” Jaffe helped design this optical imaging system that found the Titanic nearly 30 years ago. He got involved in maritime archaeology after a chance meeting with Robert Ballard. “I meet this guy [Ballard],

and I realize very quickly that he wants to be the most famous ocean explorer ever,” Jaffe reminisced. “He says to me: ‘I want to find the Titanic.’ And what do I think but ‘yeah right.’ So I was wrong.” Jaffe helped Ballard understand the physics of deep-sea light propagation by working with the Visibility Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the world’s experts in underwater imaging at the time. With Jaffe’s expertise, Ballard’s team built “Argo,” a submersible sled-mounted video camera that could be pulled along the bottom of the ocean floor for hours, sending live feed for researchers to examine in real time. After a first-pass sonar search in collaboration with the French oceanographic institute IFREMER, it was with Argo that Ballard was able to finally identify the remains of the Titanic. “I didn’t go with Ballard on that trip, and in principle I don’t regret it,” said Jaffe, wistfully remembering the day Ballard found the wreck. “I wasn’t interested in finding the Titanic, I was interested in the technology.”

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher Jules Jaffe gives his talk ‘Underwater Imaging: From Titanic to the Tiny.’ In the 25 years since the discovery of the Titanic, Jaffe has used optical technology to see much more than metal at the bottom of the ocean. Today, he develops instruments to study how squid vision is adapted to dark waters. “There are experts in underwater imaging,” Jaffe pointed out. “It just happens that they aren’t people, they’re animals.” Jaffe’s team has also set up an autonomous profiler deep under the surface of the ocean. The profiler is fitted with cameras to take pictures of tiny micro-organisms, ranging in size

from micrometers to inches. These images capture minute details that can only be seen in the wild and not in captive species, emphasizing the importance of studying these organisms in their natural habitats. “One of my goals is to garner appreciation on your part of the smallest things in the ocean and to highlight how important they are in our global ecology,” Jaffe said. “I would be remiss as a scientist if part of my mission was not to enlighten people about things we find fascinating.”

La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique to hold fashion show It’s been one year since La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique began fashionista makeovers for North County San Diego residents by providing “love-me” merchandise at “buy-me” prices. The Boutique, and Propriétaire, Janet Sinclair, will celebrate their successful first year with 150 attendees at a “VIP One Year Anniversary Party Fashion Show” event on Thursday, April 26, from 6 8:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy signature “Pink Passion” cocktails and pre-seating for the show at 6 p.m. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Professional models will grace the runway with looks that mirror fashions worn by the stars. Immediately following the show, a celebrity-esque guest will wow the crowd with a soloist performance. The party will continue with music from DJ Man-Cat, French faire, a cake cutting, Opportunity Drawing winners announced every few minutes and exclusive VIP discounts all night. The night will be memorable with multiple Opportunity Drawings and a Grand Prize drawing of a coveted Louis Vuitton hand bag. All drawing proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit, tax exempt 501 (c)(3),

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Freud, Charlie Rose, Robert Kennedy, Hirsi Ali, Herodotus, Matt Damon, Maya Angelou, my wife MJ, and Ruth Perez (my mother-inlaw). What are you reading? Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” David McCullough’s “The Greater Journey,” and Douglas Waller’s “Wild Bill Donovan; Ethical Principals in Operational Psychology.” What is your dream vacation? That would be a stay at Club Med in the Bahamas

with my family. What are your five favorite movies of all time? “The English Patient,” “Heat,” “Out of Africa,” “Braveheart,” “Gladiator,” and “Last of the Mohicans.” (I couldn’t resist six.) What foods comfort you? Homemade, warm chocolate chip cookies. What is your philosophy of life? And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Words Alive and Starbucks are hosting the second annual countywide book drive at all 180 Starbucks locations in San Diego. Now through May 10, the book drive aims to collect 2,500 new and gently-used books for children and youth. Proceeds will be used to create Words Alive Lending Libraries at Early Childhood Education programs, giving San Diego’s most vulnerable family’s better access to quality reading materials. For more details, contact Patrick Stewart at (858) 2749673, or

BY SUSAN FARESE From March 22-25, The Theatre School @ North Coast REP in Solana Beach presented an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Jeannine Marquie with adult actor mentor Anthony Hamm and 24 youth actors. Photos/Joan Colvin.

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Teen volunteers help beautify San Diego River with mural Teen Volunteers in Action participated on March 31 in the creation of public art for the San Diego River Park, through a partnership with the San Diego River Park Foundation. This new event for TVIA, called the Community Mural Event, was partially funded by TVIA and the Mission Hills Garden Club. Anna Lillian, TVIA’s vice president of philanthropy, said about 100 local TVIA boys and their parents volunteered for this new philanthropic event which helped beautify San Diego. Under the guidance and instruction of local professional artist Thom Guerra, the teens and other volunteers worked all day on the mural which was completed that weekend. This new mural is the sixth in a series located along the river trail in the Mission Valley Preserve. The project was organized by the San Diego River Park Foundation which hopes to connect the community to the river through art that displays the river’s beauty and promotes awareness of restoration and stewardship. The vision of the San Diego River Park is a greenbelt from the mountains to the ocean along the 52-mile San Diego River. This greenbelt is a trail system and a clean and healthy river system that connects parks, open spaces, public places and community facilities along the length of the river. The San Diego River Park Foundation [] is partnering with business and civic leaders, government agencies such as the San Diego River Conservancy, and a wide range of other organizations including TVIA. These groups support the preservation of the river’s wildlife, recreation, water and culture, and are committed to community values that engage the public in these efforts. By promoting stewardship of the river and a better understanding of the river’s natural systems, the San Diego River Park Foundation, a community-based, nonprofit grassroots organization founded in 2001, is endeavoring to enhance the quality of life in San Diego. “We would like to thank our partners Teen Volunteers in Action and the Mission Hills Garden Club for helping to make this newest mural project a reality,” said Rob Hutsel, executive director of the San Diego River Park Foundation. TVIA and the San Diego River Park Foundation are dedicated to making this project a treasured regional asset that is valued by all members of the San Diego community. Serving the north coastal communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, Encinitas and Carlsbad, TVIA [] is an organization of young men committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy and personal growth. Founded in early 2000, TVIA was created by organizers as a way for parents and their sons to engage together in charitable service and leadership development. Teen Volunteers in Action: volunteering, changing lives.

(Top left) TVIA volunteers at the mural; (Top right) Peter Lillian, TVIA volunteer, embracing his artistic side; (Bottom left) TVIA volunteers Robert Shearer and Christian Shearer, father and son, enjoying their day painting.

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LEGAL NOTICES Legals NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 866 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 7.20 TO THE DEL MAR MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING ALTERNATIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES UNDER THE UNIFORM PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION COST ACCOUNTING ACT. The above referenced ordinance was adopted by a unanimous vote by Mayor Hilliard, Deputy Mayor Sinnott, Council Members Filanc, Haydu and Mosier on April 16, 2012. A full copy of the ordinances may be reviewed in the City Clerk’s Department. DM653, Apr. 19, 2012 NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM. The above referenced Ordinance was introduced by a unanimous vote by Mayor Hilliard, Deputy Mayor Sinnott, Council Members Filanc, Haydu and Mosier on April 16, 2012. Adoption of the ordinance will be considered on May 7, 2012. Mercedes Martin, Date: April 17, 2012. Mercedes Martin, City Clerk. DM652, Apr. 19, 2012 Notice of Intention to Circulate Petition Notice is hereby given by the person(s) whose names appear hereon of their intention to circulate the petition within the City of Del Mar for the purpose of regulation for medical marijuana collectives and cooperative operating compassionate use dispensaries. A statement of the reasons of the proposed action as contemplated in the petition is as

follows: The citizens of the City of Del Mar have the right to implement regulations of compassionate use dispensaries through the direct democracy initiative process. Proponents: Signature: Andrew Warner Date: 3/26/12 Name (Printed): Andrew Warner Address: 13773 Mango Drive City: Del mar State: CA Zip: 92014 REGULATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMPASSIONATE USE DISPENSARIES The ordinance proposed by initiative petition would regulate and tax medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Del Mar. Said ordinance defines compassionate use dispensaries (in addition to defining a number of other terms) as dispensaries composed of ten or more patients and sets forth operational requirements for such dispensaries, limits where they may be located, and establishes a permitting system. The operational requirements include security personnel, security cameras, an alarm system, adequate lighting, secured storage, limited hours of operation, signage requirements, packaging and display requirements, no consumption of medical cannabis or alcoholic beverages on the premises, compliance with applicable laws, age restrictions, no medical evaluations on the premises, background checks for directors, and a community liaison. Dispensaries would not be allowed in residential zones and would not be allowed to operate within a 600-foot radius from accredited kindergarten through twelfth-grade schools or playgrounds, as defined in the ordinance, unless such a school or playground begins operating within the 600-foot radius after the dispensary has received a business license; in that case, the dispensary would remain a lawful use and would remain eligible to receive renewal of all applicable permits and licenses. In addition to the 600-foot radius limitation, dispensaries could not operate within 1000 feet of each other. The City of Del Mar’s Planning and Community Development Department would be responsible for processing and issuing dispensary permits. The ordinance would require that the City develop a permitting application process within forty-five (45) working days of the ordinance going into effect and would require a decision on any permits under said process to be made within fifteen (15) working days of application submittal. If an application is deemed incomplete, the applicant would be allowed an additional sixty (60) working days to complete and resubmit the application. Any decision on the resubmitted application would also have to be made within fifteen (15) working days of submittal. Dispensaries granted a permit would be eligible to apply for and receive a business license from the City. The ordinance proposed by initiative petition also imposes a two and one-half (2-1/2%) percent sales tax on every transaction of medical marijuana, which would be reduced to one percent (1%) if a statewide tax is imposed on such transactions, and identifies where such funds will be allocated. The ordinance limits any fees under the ordinance to cost recovery only. Finally, the ordinance proposed by initiative petition seeks to protect qualified patients, primary caregivers and certain individuals associated with such dispensaries who comply with the ordinance and applicable state laws from arrest or prosecution by any law enforcement personnel. DM651, Apr. 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010252 Fictitious Business Name(s): San Diego Office Properties Located at: 3636 Nobel Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 499 15th Street, Del Mar, CA., 92014.

This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 01/01/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lindsey Smith, 499 15th Street, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/12/2012. Lindsey Smith. DM650, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009317 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Young Again b. Young Again Del Mar c. Young Again San Diego d. Hair Candy Del Mar e. Primp Del Mar f. Hair Candy San Diego g. Primp San Diego h. Hair Candy by Sarah Kate i. The Mane Difference j. Primp Studio Located at: 220 12th St., Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 1/1/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Hair Candy by Sarah Kate, 220 12th St., Del Mar, CA., 92014. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/04/2012. Sarah Holmes. DM649, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010358 Fictitious Business Name(s): Dean’s Cab Located at: 805 Valley Ave., #107, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 2/1/2002. This business is hereby registered by the following: Wayland D. Lidster, 805 Valley Ave., #107, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/13/2012. Wayland D. Lidster. CV343, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00095234-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Central. PETITION OF: Kori Smith on behalf of minor child Caleb Khristopher Juroshek for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Kori Smith on behalf of minor child Caleb K. Juroshek filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Caleb Khristopher Juroshek to Proposed Name Caleb James Smith. 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: May. 22, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is same as noted above. 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: Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV342, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00095815-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. PETITION OF: Yun Du & Xuemei Zhang on behalf of Jiayu Du for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Yun Du & Xuemei Zhang on behalf of Jiayu Du filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Jiayu Du to Proposed Name George Jiayu Du. 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: May. 29, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8, Room: 2nd Flr. 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: Apr. 09, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV341, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009108 Fictitious Business Name(s): PMG Pest Control, Inc. Located at: 2519 Old Quarry Rd., #1214, San Diego, CA., 92108, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 881896, San Diego, CA., 92168. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 06/01/2006. This business is hereby registered by the following: PMG Pest Control, Inc., 2519 Old Quarry Rd., #1214, San Diego, CA., 92108. Corporation or LLC: S-Corp. State of Incorporation/Organization: Nevada. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/03/2012. Paul M. Gruber. CV339, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008618 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Peritus b. Lucror Located at: 13672 Orchard Gate Rd., Suite 100, Poway, CA., 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business was: 01/01/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Darius Koohmarey, 13672 Orchard Gate Rd., Suite 100, Poway, CA., 92064. #2. Daniel Koohmarey, 13672 Orchard Gate Rd., Suite 100, Poway, CA., 92064. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/27/2012. Daniel Koohmarey. DM647, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009149 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Black Pine Consulting b. c. CareerVizibility d. e. f. Located at: 4626 Black Pine Pl., San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was: Feb. 21, 2007.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008183 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. San Diego Apartments b. South Park Apartments located at: 3065 Hawthorn Street, San Diego, CA., 92104, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO BOX 518, Solana Beach CA., 92075. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following:

3065 Hawthorn, LLC., 571 San Lucas Drive, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/23/2012. Jonathan Roper. DM646, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007886 Fictitious Business Name(s): VBTI Located at: 731 South Highway 101 #2A, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 03/01/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Eye-Ball Productions LLC., 731 South Highway 101 #2A, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. State of Incorporation/ Organization: Nevada. This statement


was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/20/2012. Sean Frost. DM644, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012

Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/28/2012. Eszter Szatmary. CV340, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008311 Fictitious Business Name(s): Mercado Del Sol Located at: 731 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 731 South Highway 101, Suite 2D, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This business is conducted by: A Limited Partnership. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 01/01/1979. This business is hereby registered by the following: Blue Max, LTD., 731 South Highway 101, Suite 2D, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/23/2012. Barbara Giammona, President, SUBA Corporation General Partner of Blue Max, LTD., General Partner of Mercado Del Sol. DM643, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008399 Fictitious Business Name(s): Movement Performance San Diego Located at: 6102 Avenida Encinas, Suite D, Carlsbad, CA., 92011, 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: Movement Performance Physical Therapy Inc., 6102 Avenida Encinas, Suite D, Carlsbad, CA., 92011. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/26/2012. Nicole Konrath. CV336, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00094641-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, 92101. Branch Name: Hall of Justice, Civil Division. PETITION OF: Takanori Otomo and Chinatsu Otomo on behalf of Saki Otomo for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Takanori Otomo and Chinatsu Otomo on behalf of Saki Otomo ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Saki Otomo to Proposed Name Sakura Otomo. 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: May. 09, 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: Mar. 27, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV337, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008648 Fictitious Business Name(s): Peszto Cakes Located at: 12221 Carmel Vista Rd., #203, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: S.A.A. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 2/2/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Eszter Szatmary, 12221 Carmel Vista Rd., #203, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J.

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This business is hereby registered by the following: Black Pine LLC., 4626 Black Pine Pl., San Diego, CA., 92130. Corporation or LLC-State of Incorporation/Organization: California / Black Pine LLC. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/03/2012. J. Thomas Allen. CV338, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012

April 19, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007575 Fictitious Business Name(s): Camp F.A.S.T. Located at: 11772 Carmel Creek Rd., #205, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. 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: Trent Tracy, 11772 Carmel Creek Rd., #205, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/16/2012. Trent Tracy. CV335, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-006120 Fictitious Business Name(s): Torry Shore Inc. located at: 12582 Manifesto Place, 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: Fei Huang, 12582 Manifest Place, San Diego, CA., 92130. Corporation or LLC: F-4. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/02/2012. Fei Huang. CV334, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00052093-CU-PT-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF San Diego North County District 325 South Melrose, Vista, CA., 92081. Mailing Address: 325 South Melrose. Branch Name: North County Division PETITION OF: Pamela Dianne Cardiel for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Pamela Dianne Cardiel ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Pamela Dianne Cardiel to Proposed Name Boston Pamela Dianne Cardiel. 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: 5/8/12 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept N-3. The address of the court is same as noted above. 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: Mar. 21, 2012. Aaron H. Katz Judge of the Superior Court CV333, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00093572-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Hall of Justice Courthouse. PETITION OF: Kyle Courtney Wynn for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Kyle Courtney Wynn ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Kyle Courtney Wynn to Proposed Name Kyle Sodaro. 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: Apr. 25, 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, The Del Mar Times. Date: Mar. 21, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court DM641, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007884 Fictitious Business Name(s): Del Mar Liquor & Deli Located at: 1149 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1149 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 3/20/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jamil Gabbara, 2809 Hartford Ct., San Diego, CA., 92117. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/20/2012. Jamil Gabbara. DM640, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012



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CATHARINE KAUFMAN Marvelous mushrooms — 40,000 species in all — were once feared by the ancients as a poisonous foe. Many Roman emperors allegedly were victims of death by mushrooms, including Tiberius and Claudius, along with Pope Clement VII, Alexander I of Russia and Abe Lincoln’s mom, Nancy Hanks, who succumbed after drinking tainted milk from the family dairy cow who ruminated toxic mushrooms. But the cultivated species of the mighty mushroom,

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North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® hosts new Carmel Valley location Grand Opening The North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Carmel Valley Office location on Friday, April 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., located at 12250 El Camino Real, Suite 118, Carmel Valley (San Diego), CA 92130. Real estate professionals are invited to come by and visit the full service REALTOR® store for the Grand Opening celebration. Grand Opening festivities include: refreshments, raffle, prizes, games, demonstrations, store discounts, new member savings on membership processing fee. The North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® has five locations throughout North County and provides real estate professionals with education development, sales tools, networking opportunities, housing statistics and access to the Multiple Listing Service. The association’s headquarters is located at 906 Sycamore Ave., Suite 104, Vista. For more information about NSDCAR, contact (760) 734-3971 or visit

Prudential hosting webinar, dispels myths about foreclosure Prudential California Realty is hosting a free webinar to educate local homeowners about foreclosure alternatives, on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. The webinar will feature in-depth analyses about a variety of strategies for avoiding foreclosure, from workout plans and loan modifications to short sales, a transaction in which the difference between the remaining loan amount and the sale price is forgiven by the lender. The webinar will provide homeowners with a chance to ask questions from a panel of industry experts, including real estate attorneys and short sale specialists — all from the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own home. Strategies for benefiting from the federal government’s Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program will be covered, in addition to the advantages and potential disadvantages of short sales. “In many cases a short sale is the best option for a homeowner facing foreclosure,” adds Shepard, “However, people need to understand that short sales can be a lengthy and complex transaction, and there can even be tax implications. The importance of hiring a qualified real estate professional to handle a short sale really can’t be understated.” Prudential’s free webinar about foreclosure alternatives is being offered at absolutely no obligation. To sign up, please register at, or visit one of Prudential California Realty’s 24 conveniently located offices in San Diego County for more information.



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12988 Carmel Creek Road #173 Joseph Sampson, Sampson California Realty 3689 Ruette De Ville Rosie Gross, Coldwell Banker 12559 Montellano Terrace Arlene Dutchik, Coldwell Banker 12422 Carmel Cape Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 13594 Lavender Way Lucienne Michelle Homes, Coldwell Banker 12607 Monterey Cypress Way Connie Sundstrom, Prudential CA Realty 4743 Thurston Place Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 5027 Seashell Place Arlene Dutchik, Coldwell Banker 5163 Chelterham Terrace Debbi Levis, Coldwell Banker 4915 Concannon Ct Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 13526 Penfield Point Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker 5490 Harvest Run Drive Devon Boulon, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (858) 699-1145 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 775-7355 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (858) 245-8847 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (858) 395-7525 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (858) 366-3295 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 334-8114 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (858) 245-8847 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 442-6066 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 888-7653 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (858) 335-2008

$735,000 2BR/2BA $1,310,000 3BR/2BA $1,350,000 1BR/2BA $3,498,000 4BR/2.5BA $5,500,000-$5,899,000 6BR/5BA

12825 Caminito Del Canto Kay Hoeprich, Coldwell Banker 563 Orchid Ln John Finley, Del Mar Realty Assoc. 1558 Camino Del Mar #519 Myriam Huneke, Coldwell Banker 13045 Via Grimaldi Steve Uhlir, SURE Real Estate 2830 Camino Del Mar Patricia Lou Martin-Kramer & Martin/Prudential CA Realty

$529,000 2BR/2BA $950,000 3BR/2BA $1,075,000-$1,175,000 4BR/3BA $1,199,900 4BR/3.5BA $1,695,000 7BR/5BA $1,795,000 4BR/5.5BA $1,795,000 4BR/5.5BA $2,077,000 4BR/5.5BA $2,450,000 4BR/5BA $2,750,000 4BR/5.5BA $3,780,000 4BR/5BA $3,895,000 6BR/6.5BA $3,995,000-$4,295,000 4BR/6BA

119 Via Coronado Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm Sandy Hardcastle-Taylor, Coldwell Banker (619) 977-2639 5838 Linea Del Cielo Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm Joseph Sampson, Sampson California Realty (858) 699-1145 3921 Avenida Brisa Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker (619) 417-4655 14271 Caminito Lazanja Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Alan & Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker (760) 715-0478 5316 La Crescenta Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Julie Feld/host: C. Horn-Prudential CA Realty (858) 775-9817 7233 La Soldadera Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Polly Rogers/host: K. Guzik-Prudential CA Realty (760) 672-1818 7233 La Soldadera Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Polly Rogers/host: A. Ashton-Prudential CA Realty (760) 716-3506 5154 Linea Del Cielo Fri 12pm-3pm Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K.Ann Brizolis/hosts: D. Buckley & B. Estape-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355 17096 Circa Oriente Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Andrea Dougherty, Coldwell Banker (858) 204-8950 6619 La Valle Plateada Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bill Talbott, The Sterling Company (858) 756-6280 8242 Run of the Knolls Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Nena Jo Haskins-Nena Jo Haskins and Assoc. (858) 756-5016 15852 The River Trail Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm Jana Greene/hosts: S. & P. Linde-Prudential CA Realty (760) 585-5824 5320 Vista De Fortuna Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00pm Pari Ziatabari, Coldwell Banker (858) 442-9940

DEL MAR Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (858) 775-6442 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (760) 815-2266 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 246-9999 Sat-Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (858) 755-6070 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 735-9032


The Harwood Group

The Harwood Group earns top Coldwell Banker accolades Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s The Harwood Group, operating from its own office in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, has yet another distinction to add to its already impressive resume. Led by Doug and Orva Harwood, The Harwood Group recently earned Coldwell Banker’s most elite recognition for its unbelievable sales production throughout 2011, the Society of Excellence Award, a distinction comprising the company’s top selling individuals or teams throughout Southern California. Not only did The Harwood Group top all Coldwell Banker San Diego County teams in sales production for 2011 but have done so since 2005. Furthermore, The Harwood Group ranked #6 in Southern California among all Coldwell Banker teams and individuals and was also named to Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 Teams in the Nation. “The Harwood Group’s success is a direct reflection of the team’s unwavering commitment to excellence and their clients’ real estate needs,” said Rancho Santa Fe Branch Manager Steve Salinas. “Through Doug and Orva’s 60 combined years’ experience, they have truly seen it all and our clients benefit greatly from their in-depth industry experience and professionalism.”

The Harwood Group recently carved an impressive notch high up on The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends, Inc. Top 250 list, ranking 30th among the top real estate teams in the U.S. “The Harwood Group never ceases to amaze me with their consistent ultra high level of production and unrelenting ambition,” said Rick Hoffman, president and coo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, San Diego County and Temecula Valley. “They represent and elite echelon of real estate professionals, and we are extremely proud of their achievements throughout 2011 and beyond.” With 29 agents, The Harwood Group is deeply involved in the community. Among the many projects the team is currently involved in are the Rachel Women’s Center in San Diego, working with children and adults with cognitive delays and disabilities, Project Concern International, providing food to the homeless at the St. Vincent DePaul Center, being on the board of Directors from Hugs 4 Kids and Kids Korp USA, president of the RSF Lacrosse team, liaison for the Torrey Pines High School football team, and a commitment by all of the agents to their local schools. Visit

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April 19, 2012

Is Her Beautiful Smile Good Genes, Or Does She Have A Secret? A smile so natural, only her dentist knows for sure.


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Eating her favorite foods, free to travel and live the life she wants. Not afraid to laugh or get close to the ones she loves. Many peers have missing or failing teeth, some even have dentures. How does she do it? Odds Against Us Virtually every adult will lose a tooth in their lifetime. For many, the suffering doesn’t stop there. As we age, factors ranging from poor oral health to heredity often bring about accelerated tooth loss – so much so that the average American will lose 4 or more teeth by the time they reach 50 years of age.

Traditional Remedies


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Tooth loss is almost always a result of poor oral hygiene.


Oral hygiene is important, but genetics and age are


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