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SD City Council approves Flower Hill Promenade in unanimous vote The San Diego City Council voted this week unanimously to approve the revitalization of Protea Properties’ Flower Hill Promenade shopping center. This decision, which follows favorable votes from the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board and City of San Diego Planning Commission, represents the final approval needed to allow construction to begin. “We are thrilled the City Council voted to support the revitalization,” said Jeffrey Essakow, president of Protea Properties. “This decisive victory reflects seven years of work developing a plan in concert with the community that will bring the type of center that this community deserves.” Prior to the vote, the City Council heard positive testimony from neighbors, tenants and shoppers from the center. A number of other supporters attended the hearing wearing stickers that said “Yes on Flower Hill!” This strong display of support prompted the Council to remark on Protea’s commitment to the community. Representatives from Spindrift, a community of 144 homes located directly north of the shopping center, were particularly persuasive advocates for the revitalization. “After working closely with Protea to refine the revitalization plans over the course of several months, we are pleased to see the City Council allow this project to move forward,” said Horace Dietrich, President of the Spindrift Homeowners Association. “We believe these kinds of changes are definitely needed and will provide significant benefits to our community.” Spindrift residents initially expressed concerns about the revitalization due to the potential realignment of Flower Hill Drive, which is located on the shopping center’s proper-

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Ava Moslehi gets close to Naysa the llama, and Colin Duong befriends the Easter Bunny at the Easter Eggstravaganza held April 16 at Piazza Carmel. See page B14 for more. Photos/Jon Clark

Fairgrounds redevelopment plans advance BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer Plans to redevelop the Del Mar Fairgrounds moved one step closer to happening Monday, April 18, when the 22nd District Agricultural Association (22nd DAA) board certified a master plan that spells out some major changes to the property. During a public meeting held on the property, 22nd DAA board members voted to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the 2008 Master Plan, which includes replacing the 50-year old exhibit halls, widening the turf track, and adding a health club, a parking facility and an electronic reader board

sign. The 22nd DAA board members also voted to eliminate a proposed hotel-condo from the plan, which had spurred strong outcry from surrounding communities and conservation agencies that claimed it was too much development for a property so close to fragile wetlands. Board members also modified the plan to include a 100-foot greenway buffer between the San Dieguito River and the new exhibit halls. The board also agreed to hold public meetings to discuss the design of major developments on the property, such as the reader board sign and the exhibit See FAIRGROUNDS, page 6

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CV News writer nets award at state-wide competition Longtime Carmel Valley News senior education reporter Marsha Sutton won second place in the writing category (for this newspaper’s division) at the recent California Newspaper Publishers Association journalism contest, a statewide competition. Sutton won the award for her story, published in this newspaper last year, titled “TPHS student convicted of drunk driving speaks out.”

Sutton, this newspaper and its sister newspapers have won numerous local, regional and national awards over the years, including three national Marsha Sutton “General Excellence” awards.



Del Mar Mesa forms panel to look at redistricting BY SUZANNE EVANS Contributor The Del Mar Mesa planning board discussed April 14 a possible change in scope of Sherri Lightner’s District One (including Carmel Valley, Del Mar Mesa, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, and La Jolla, among other areas) as a result of the upcoming redistricting process that includes the addition of a ninth district.. In an effort to evenly balance district populations based on the federal census, every 10 years the city is required to redistrict. This could result in certain district boundaries

changing. For example, District One could combine with another district, whose scope may be different. Board member Lisa Ross said she favors “communities of interest staying together.” If Carmel Valley is combined with another district not involved in coastal interests and land planning, it could be complicated, she said. “It’s a complicated issue, full of gray areas” of possible combinations that could be the “source of lawsuits,” Mesa board vice chair Elizabeth Rabbitt cautioned. Chair Gary Levitt agreed with Ross’s suggestion that the board form a sub-committee to meet

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soon and study the redistricting process. Council District 1 representative Mel Milstein said that a District One Redistricting Commission public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, in the La Jolla Library Community Room at 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, 92037. Public hearings will also be held in April and May in each of the eight existing council districts. The commission will propose a pre– and posthearings redistricting map. In June, the Redistricting Adviso-



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Canyon Crest Academy selected as a ‘Grammy Signature School’ By City News Service The Grammy Foundation announced recently that three dozen schools nationwide, including Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley, have been selected as Grammy Signature Schools for 2011. Created in 1998, the program ``recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year,’’ according to the Santa Monica-based Grammy Foundation, an arm of The Recording Academy. Canyon Crest was the only campus in San Diego County, and one of only a handful of California schools, to be chosen this year. ``The Grammy Signature Schools program exemplifies the Grammy Foundation’s commitment to fostering excellence in music education in public high schools,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. ``With the generous support of our partners, we’ve been able to grant the largest number of Grammy Signature Schools awards in recent history, with 36 public high schools in communities across the United States receiving this recognition,’’ he said. Portnow added that he is ``especially proud that this year in the Enterprise Award category for economically underserved schools, we have announced the largest number of recipients in the Grammy Foun-

dation’s history.” Each of the three dozen Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top seven schools are designated Gold recipients, with one of those named the National Grammy Signature School — a designation worth $15,000 for Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. The other six Gold schools each will receive $5,500. Two remaining Grammy Signature Schools recipients will receive a grant award of $2,500 to benefit their music programs. In the Enterprise Award category, which recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically underserved, 27 schools, including Canyon Crest, will each receive a $5,500 grant. The selection process for Grammy Signature Schools begins each August, when the foundation mails notifications to more than 20,000 public high schools from districts large and small, urban, suburban and rural, requesting information about each school’s music program. Applications are completed and submitted online in October. After the applications are scored, finalists are identified and asked to submit additional documentation, such as recordings of school concerts, sample concert programs and repertoire, for review by an independent committee of music educators and professionals.

Closing arguments delivered in private school lawsuit case BY KELLY WHEELER CITY NEWS SERVICE Administrators at La Jolla Country Day School followed protocol ``to the letter’’ in dealing with a former student who claimed she was bullied by other students, an attorney for the school said this week, but a lawyer for the plaintiff said the school retaliated against her client because she complained. Closing arguments were delivered in the case brought by Desiree Barbara Bagby, who claims officials at the private school did nothing to stop the abuse against her. Her attorney asked the jury for $1 million in damages. Bagby said derogatory slurs were written on her car and pictures of a penis were

drawn on the vehicle, a student drove straight at her in a school parking lot, she was threatened over the Internet and a dead rat was placed in her locker. John Collins, an attorney for the school, told a jury the lawsuit was a ``misuse’’ of the justice system and was brought for retaliation against La Jolla Country Day. ``They (school administrators) followed protocol to the letter,’’ Collins told the jury. Bagby’s father told his daughter’s school adviser that the goal of the legal action was to drag La Jolla Country Day through the mud, Collins told the jury. Collins said most of the witnesses in the trial contradicted some of Desiree Bagby’s testimony that she was bullied and that See LAWSUIT, page 22

County tops among rating agencies Despite a troubled economy, the County of San Diego has received high marks among the nation’s top rating agencies, Supervisor Pam Slater-Price announced Monday. “We have built a solid financial house,” Slater-Price said, “and that’s reflected in our ratings.” Standard and Poor’s and Fitch gave the County

their highest ratings of AAA. Moody’s Investor Services rated the County at the second-highest level, Aa1. The high marks came as a result of the County’s conservative budgeting, spending reductions that mirror declines in revenue and low levels of debt. Released as part of $19.3 million in refinanc-

ing of the county’s Metropolitan Transit System Tower Complex in downtown San Diego, the ratings reflect a confidence among credit agencies that County officials are skilled money managers. “We do not believe the rating will change within the outlook’s two-year horiSee COUNTY, page 6


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Mary Oakes Smith Former World Bank manager focuses her expertise on empowering Iraqi women to rebuild a new Iraq

Profile BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor The way Mary Oakes Smith views the world is this: “There are good people everywhere, you just have to find them and reinforce them.” And that, in fact, is what she has been doing throughout her entire working life — for 30 years as an “on the ground” development project manager with the World Bank in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Iran, and now, in her second career, as the founder and president of the Iraqi Women’s Fellowship Foundation (IWFF). The nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based foundation provides fellowships for Iraqi women, who are currently faculty members or graduate students at uni-

versities in Iraq, to advance their studies in engineering and applied sciences, from petroleum to environmental, at U.S. universities so they can return to Iraq as leaders in the rebuilding of their war-torn country. We interviewed Smith in her “get-away” condo just prior to her return to Washington, D.C. Smith, 69, is a trim, Katharine Hepburn-style woman with silver-gray hair and light blue eyes who looks as if she would be equally comfortable participating in development conferences in Washington, London and Paris or monitoring the allocation of aid in a construction hut in Brazil’s Amazon jungle. Nowadays, however, her focus is on Iraq — and her personal commitment

Quick Facts Name: Mary Oakes Smith Distinction: After serving 30 years as a project manager with the World Bank, Mary Oakes Smith is the founder and president of the Iraqi Women’s Fellowship Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit that provides fellowships for Iraqi women to study engineering and applied sciences at U.S. universities and return to Iraq to help in that country’s reconstruction. Born: Philadelphia, Pa. Education: B.A. in political science, Smith College, 1963; master’s in management science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), 1977. Family: She and her husband, retired international trade lawyer Harrell Smith, have been married 44 years. They have two grown children, Caroline and Harrell, and two grandchildren. Interests: Travel, gardening and historical houses Favorite getaways: Solana Beach and their 70-acre historic 1768 farm in Virginia Favorite film: “Casablanca,” the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Recent reading: “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000,” by Lee Kuan Yew Philosophy: “There are good people everywhere, you just have to find them and reinforce them.”

is to the empowerment of Iraqi women, who were marginalized under Saddam Hussein and suffered through seven years of war and occupation. Smith is working to help them become leaders in the vital fields of engineering and applied sciences as Iraq rises from the ashes of war. Smith was born Mary Oakes Skinner in Philadelphia. Her father, James M. Skinner Jr., was president of radio-pioneering Philco (originally the Philadelphia Battery Company) Corporation from 1956 to 1961. She described her mother as a “professional volunteer who … became the head of the Association of Junior Leagues and later became very much involved with rehabilitation of the handicapped.” After graduating from Smith College in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Mary Oakes began her career as a trainee in international development at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she remained for three years. She married international trade lawyer Harrell Smith in 1966 and, in 1969, joined the World Bank where she remained for 30 years, earning her master’s degree in management science from MIT in 1977, and retiring in 1999. “All of this,” she said, “was a byproduct of the fact that my parents believed in international travel as a form of education. We, as a family, traveled from the time I was 6 years old every summer. And it just became part of me.” As for her career with the World Bank, she said: “I wouldn’t have missed a day of it. I absolutely thrived on it. I loved working overseas, working on the ground in operations, working with people, understanding their needs and trying to figure out the best way forward. And once you’ve had that kind of association with the World Bank, you don’t dis-

Mary Oakes Smith (PHOTO: JON CLARK) continue it.” of Higher Education in Iraq. The World Bank, creatIn 2008, she incorpoed in 1944, headquartered rated the Iraqi Women’s Felin Washington, D.C., and lowship Foundation as a owned by 186 member 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. And, countries, provides low-inin 2009-10, with $435,000 terest loans, interest-free in seed funding from the credits and grants to develState Department, she oping countries to reduce launched a pilot program poverty through investfor three Iraqi women faculments in education, health, ty members from three Iraqi infrastructure and modernuniversities to become visitization of a country’s finaning scholars at Stanford, UC cial sector, agriculture and Berkeley and UC San Diego. natural resources. The first group of Iraqi Often, Smith said, women have returned to World Bank retirees launch Iraq as stipulated by the foundations or join organiprogram and are actively zations to continue the engaged in upgrading rework of helping in whatevsearch in communications er ways they can. engineering, supporting a In 2004-05, while conGIS/GPS (Geologic Informasulting on a U.S. Trade and tion System/Global PosiDevelopment-funded feasitioning System) project to bility study for the Womdevelop Iraq’s electrical en’s Information, Commucontrol centers, leading in nication and Technology the establishment of solar Center (ICT), she became energy research at Iraqi uniaware of the plight of Iraqi versities; and developing Inwomen. She later led a ternet and security systems Women’s Learning Network for government and busiteam to UNESCO’s confernesses. ence for the Revitalization A second group of

three Iraqi women are now studying at Caltech, UCSD and Smith College. AMIDEAST/Iraq, an NGO that handles Fulbright fellowships in Iraq, administers the IWFF’s program in Iraq. “Historically,” Smith said, “Iraqi women were among the most educated in the Arab world and had long traditions of equality and very established professional careers and were considered first rate … But, the role of Iraqi women declined and was reversed during the last half of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Women were denied access to senior positions in any profession and universities were denied contact with the external world.” Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, hundreds of Iraqi intellectuals and academics were among those killed in the subsequent sectarian violence. Also, the country suffered a brain drain of the professionals who fled Iraq. As a result, Smith said, Iraq currently lacks the skills and leadership, particularly in the fields of engineering and the sciences, that are vital to the rebuilding of the country. Women comprise 52 percent of Iraq’s population. “Having regained equal rights to education, full participation in the workplace, and having been granted a 25 percent quota of parliamentary seats,” she added, “Iraqi women are in a position to play a vital role in the development of their country.” IWFF is seeking additional government (both U.S. and Iraqi) support, and private donor funding to carry out its plan to bring a total of 50 Iraqi women to study at U.S. universities over a five-year-period. Additional information is available at the IWFF Website: www.iwffoundation. org.

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Resident carves path as mentor Join the CV BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD Staff Writer After immigrating here from Ireland as a young woman, Del Mar resident Michelle Finegan Saunders joined the American masses climbing the corporate latter. She spent the next 23 years making a name for herself in the pharmaceutical marketing industry, something that eventually Michelle Finegan earned her a nomiSaunders nation as a top mentor to women in the life sciences industry. No doubt, she’d finally reached the top of that corporate latter — but she wasn’t’ living her true American dream, she said. “Being recognized as a mentor really caused me to step back and take stock of my life,” Finegan Saunders said. “I realized that though I’d really enjoyed my work in the pharmaceutical industry, it wasn’t a fit for me any longer.” Instead, she said she longed for something that let her use her natural mentoring skills to help others, while affording her a more flexible lifestyle so she could spend more time with her young daughter. Three years later, she


has found a calling that fits the bill working as a certified executive and business coach. “To anyone who wants to follow their heart and change careers I always like to use a quote I love: ‘Feel the fear, and do it anyway,” she said. “It is important in your next career, especially if you change industries or fields, that you stop comparing what you used to do to what you are doing now. You must forge forward and seize the opportunities ahead of you. “If you hear a voice telling you something needs to change, listen, and go in the direction of your dream.” Finegan Saunders said after going in the direction of her own dream, she now enjoys a better quality of life, and finally has that free time to devote to her 9-year-old daughter, who was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But perhaps the biggest payback is how highly rewarding her work is, she added. Using her many years of executive experience, she helps her clients get a clear sense of what they really want to achieve in the workplace, and how to best get there. She also arms them with the tools that they may lack to help them advance up that corporate latter, like the confidence to effectively negotiate that promotion, for example. For more information about Finegan Saunders, please visit

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Election Results In the recent Del Mar Mesa planning board election, vice chair Elizabeth Rabbitt and board members Jim Bessemer and Preston Drake were elected “At Large Residential Representatives.” Paul Metcalf was elected to the “Small Developer” seat. The community service representative seat remains vacant; Remington Jackson was appointed as open space representative, and Marvin Gerst remains trails representative. Michael Vincent remains the Meadows Del Mar Resort representative. Gary Levitt, Elizabeth Rab-

bitt and Pardee representative Allen Kashani were reelected chair, vice-chair and secretary, respectively. Chair Gary Levitt commended Mesa board member Marvin Gerst for his work on and recent reelection as chair of the Los Penasquitos Citizens Advisory Committee. Trails near The Grand Del Mar Resort Chair Gary Levitt said the board needs more information on the expansion of trails south of the resort. “The trails are becoming an issue, and existing trail work needs to be done more sensitively.”

Scholars to meet April 30 San Diego Independent Scholars will hold its monthly meeting on April 30, at 1:30 p.m., in the Chancellor’s Complex, Room 111A, UCSD, and will present a talk by Professor Sanford Laskoff, Edward A. Dickson Professor of political science smeritus, UCSD. Visit

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ry Commission will prepare a report to the County Board of Supervisors (which has the final say on district boundaries) that will include up to three proposed plans, according to Supervisor Pam-Slater Price in her monthly newsletter. The County Supervisors Board will hold its own public

Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board Briefs; April 14 meeting

hearing, followed by introduction and adoption of a redistricting plan that will take effect in early September. For more information on redistricting and upcoming meetings, visit or met with steady resistance, as was evidenced during the April 18 meeting. Several public officials and group representatives at the local, regional, and state levels came out to speak against the project including: Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner, Del Mar councilman Carl Hilliard, San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, Senator Christine Kehoe’s policy director Deanna Spehn, San Diego City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner representative Stephen Heverly, and Carmel Valley planning board member Anne Harvey. City staff from Solana Beach and Del Mar also publicly spoke about their concerns with the FEIR, as did spokespeople from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the San Diego Sierra Club. Dozens of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe residents also attended the

meeting and addressed the 22nd DAA board, many of them sporting stickers that read “Save Our Fairgrounds from Over Development.” Speaker after speaker stated that the FEIR did not adequately address the project’s impacts on traffic, noise or pollution. Nearly every speaker also urged the board to extend the review period for the FEIR. The public had 10 days to review the more than 1,000page FEIR, which is the legal minimum required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). That means the average person would have to read about 150 pages a day. “What’s the hurry,” asked Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner. “Yes, you did meet your legal requirement — but it seems you are intentionally excluding the public from participation.” Del Mar resident Bud Emerson echoed those

COUNTY zon due to our expectation that the County will likely maintain, what we consider, good financial performance and contingency reserves despite the recent economic downturn and uncertainty over state program funding,” a Standard and Poors statement said. The rating agencies noted that the County maintains substantial savings for economic uncertainties. thoughts, stating that residents felt duped by the lack of review time. “We feel victimized by what’s going on,” he told the board. “You need to adopt a good neighbor policy. What you’re doing is affecting the quality of our lives. We want you to win, but it’s got to be a collaborative process.” The 22nd DAA board later responded, pointing out that it had granted a 120-day review period for the first draft of the EIR, which is 75 days more than the CEQUA requirement. “A delay at this point would cause a whole new loop in the process and would not benefit us or the community,” said 22nd DAA board president Barry Nussbaum. The 22nd DAA will now file its FEIR with the county clerk’s office. As soon as that happens, there will be a 30-day period during which someone can

continued from page 2 “A dollar saved is a dollar earned,” Slater-Price said. “With to our conservative fiscal policies we can borrow money inexpensively should the need arise. When we are frugal with public dollars, the private sector is energized to create jobs and grow the economy.” —Submitted by Slater-Prices’ office.

challenge it by bringing legal action. The California Coastal Commission and other responsible state agencies, such as the California Fish and Game Department and the Race Track Leasing Commission, will still have to approve the plan. 22nd DAA board member and Del Mar resident Kim Fletcher ended the meeting saying he hopes that the community will see that many concessions and edits were made to the master plan based on resident input, mainly the removal of the hotel-condo. He added that he hopes this modified master plan will be a way to finally burry the hatchet. “Let’s all be happy and good neighbors,” he told the audience.

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Local resident’s Notre Dame team wins NCAA fencing championship BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Local resident and University of Notre Dame senior fencer Barron Nydam Barron Nydam was a member of the Notre Dame team that won the NCAA national championship in fencing on March 17 in Columbus, Ohio. Nydam, 22, had a 15-8 record in the championships, placing him sixth in the country individually. His performance earned him his fourth All-America distinction, the 19th ever in the Notre Dame fencing program’s history. Nydam started fencing when he was 10 years old during a one- week camp at a local community center. “I really loved the fact that it was both physical and very mental at the same time,” said Nydam, comparing the sport to “physical chess.” There is a great amount

Barron Nydam, left, fences for Notre Dame. of strategy involved in fencing, he said, and he enjoyed the element of being creative in how he competed. He began taking private lessons with Spartak Fencing Club in Sorrento Valley while attending Diegueno Country Day School and Santa Fe Christian. When he was 15, he started competing in World Cups, traveling to

compete all over the world in places such as Venezuela, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Ireland. He continued to compete nationally and internationally over the next seven years through college. Eventually Nydam was recruited to attend Notre Dame for fencing on a full scholarship.

Nydam really loved Notre Dame and the closeness of his fencing team— they spent a lot of time together practicing five times a week in addition to competing. “Notre Dame fencing was like a family,” Nydam said, “It really kind of mimicked that North County mentality of knowing all your

neighbors and being a real close-knit community. It was a family environment and, in that way, Notre Dame and the team reminded me of home,” The Notre Dame athletic website describes Nydam as a sturdy 6’-1” with “tremendous natural speed.” He earned All-American honors all four years, second-team his freshman and senior years, and third team his junior and sophomore years. He said the key to his success was supportive and knowledgeable coaching, along with really loving the sport. “All the time spent practicing and learning about the sport takes so many hours so you really have to be passionate about it,” Nydam. The Notre Dame team had reached a high level in the championships three times before but had always come up short. They finished second in Nydam’s freshman and sophomore years and third last year. To leave college on a high note, as a NCAA champion was a satisfying accomplishment. “We finally managed to pull it out this year,” Nydam

said. “We worked really hard to get ourselves where we are and it’s very rewarding.” While winning the NCAA championships meant a lot to him, Nydam’s other most memorable fencing accomplishment was winning the Pacific Coast Championships multiple times as it is the one tournament he gets to fence side-by-side with his longtime coach Dmitriy Guy, the man who introduced Nydam to the sport all those years ago at the community center. Nydam will graduate in May with a degree in accounting and already has a job lined up at Ernst & Young in La Jolla—he’s excited to come back home to San Diego. For now, he is not looking to continue fencing competitively as he plans to lunge fully into his career. Nydam said he would consider becoming a fencing coach or perhaps a referee someday. “I love the fencing community and I want to stay involved in it,” Nydam said.

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Antimicrobial resistance: No action today, no cure tomorrow Enjoy SCIENCE The use of antimicrobial drugs to treat infection and disease has, over the past 70 years, changed the course of medical and human history. Now, those discoveries and the LYNNE generations of drugs that followed FRIEDMANN them are at risk, as Science Writer high levels of drug resistance threaten their effectiveness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) which calls upon governments, health professionals, industry and civil society, and patients worldwide to slow down and restrict the unnecessary use of antibiotics in order to tackle microbial resistance. “The world is on the brink of losing these miracle cures,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, M.D., said in a news release issued on World Health Day (April 7). “In the absence of urgent corrective and protective actions, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which many common infections will no longer

have a cure and, once again, kill unabated.” The warning is more sobering with the knowledge that less than 5 percent of products currently in the research and development pipeline are antibiotic drugs. “Antibacterial drug discovery is the most difficulty area of discovery,” Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., president and CEO of the biotech company Trius Therapeutics, said during a recent press conference.“You don’t see a lot of large pharmaceutical companies taking these risks.” Daniel Burgess, president and CEO of Mpex Pharmaceuticals, who was also on hand, said, “We don’t have hundreds of thousands of people dying of infection today,” said “The concern is the panic is going to be there in five to seven years … and, are we going to have effective treatments.” In general, there are three ways to convey antimicrobial resistance (AMR): • Develop a new class of drug that disease agents have never encountered (great in theory but in reality hard to accomplish); • Overwhelm bacteria with high levels of antibiotics at the site of infection and • Make existing therapies potent

again (a cocktail approach that combines two or more drugs) Mpex is in the final stage of clinical testing of a proprietary inhalable formulation of levofloxacin (a therapy currently taken orally) for the treatment of microbial infections in patients with cystic fibrosis who are prone to chronic respiratory infections. Trius Therapeutics is in the final stage of clinical development of a next-generation antibiotic for intravenous and oral treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections, and for the treatment of grampositive infections including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Both Burgess and Stein’s remarks came during a presentation highlighting San Diego research efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. Coinciding with World Health Day, the panel was held at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, and included opening remarks by Joe Panetta, president of CEO of BIOCOM. Also presenting was Andrei Osterman, Ph.D., associate professor of bioinformatics and systems biology at Sanford Burnham. Osterman’s research focuses on discovering the molecular mechanisms of disease, the starting point for understanding what

contributes to bacterial resistance. Osterman and his colleagues are looking for molecular weaknesses that can be exploited to attack resistant bacteria. When it comes to AMR, “we are scared, but not scared enough,” he said. “But, we are at a moment when we can do a lot.” Action to address AMR is taking place both in the laboratory and on the legislative front. Currently working its way through Congress is H.R. 6331 – The GAIN Act (Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now) — which seeks to stimulate antibiotic development and related diagnostics by extending the exclusivity period for new qualified infectious disease products, gives priority regulatory review to applications for these kinds of products, and requires ongoing review of FDA guidelines for conducting clinical trials for antibiotics. Lynne Friedmann is a science writer based in Solana Beach.

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CV mother and son receive state honor Carmel Valley’s Tommy and Beth Mallon, who founded Advocates for Injured Athletes, recently received a “State Special Service Award” in Las Vegas. (Tommy could not attend the event as he had to take exams at the University San Diego.) Tommy and Beth were honored for their efforts in sports safety education and promoting the need for “Certified Athletic Trainers” on every campus. The award is given annually to individuals in each of the California , Hawaii and Nevada regions. For more, visit Advocates for Injured Athletes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting student athletes. The organization’s mission is to “promote sports safety and to provide essential support, guidance, and resources to the injured athlete.” Advocates for Injured Athletes was inspired by Tommy Mallon, who suffered a traumatic sports-related injury just before his high school graduation. Beth Mallon is currently working with a number of athletic trainers and medical professionals to develop a team to serve as Advocates for Injured Athletes. For more information, visit

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Del Mar Heights students top Continental Math League Del Mar Heights School’s fourth and fifth graders have placed in the top of the Continental Math League national competition for the second year in a row! Fourth graders are ranked first in California, first in the regional competition and eighth in the United States. Dhruba Basu and Kevin Gottlieb both have perfect scores on all the competition’s tests and are among the National Students Leaders for this year. The Del Mar Heights fifth graders are ranked first in California and first in the United States. In their regional group, which includes countries from around the world, they are also ranked first. Fourteen of the Heights fifth graders have perfect scores in the competition and are among the National Student Leaders: Vanessa Beeler, Sophia Friedman, Max Jackson, Tyler Masuda, Trevor McNulty, Ryan Parkes, Johnny Roy, Klara Chisholm, Jon Garvey, Kailtyn Krueger, Kiara McNulty, Isabella Parise, Graham Rice, and Olivia Seidel.

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Carmel Valley student wins contest with tribute to teacher BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Nativity School fourth-grader and Carmel Valley resident Teresa Perez recently won the local Barnes & Noble’s “My Favorite Teacher� contest with her wonderful tribute and poem to her teacher, Daniel Costa. Teresa McClatchy of the Del Mar Highlands Barnes & Noble store came to Nativity on April 14 to present Teresa and Costa with special certificates. “I was surprised,� said Costa of the honor. “Teresa is a great student and her writing is excellent. It’s been a joy to have her in class this year.� In her written tribute, Teresa wrote that she was nervous about entering fourth grade because it’s the year the homework doubles and is the first year for letter grades. But with Mr. Costa’s help, it has ended up being a great year. “You have helped me to build a love for learning and reading with your enthusiasm, creativity and encouragement,� Teresa read from her letter. “Gaining this love for learning and reading is such a special gift as I am excited every day to explore and learn something new.� She wrote about how Costa keeps things interesting with Jeopardy games, simulations, team projects and his sense of humor. “I hope you are recognized so that it may inspire you and other teachers to always teach with passion from the heart,� wrote Teresa. “It is so important for the future of America and makes all the difference in the world.�

Teresa Perez’s poem for Daniel Costa “Mr Costa is a teacher who brings out the best!� You care to share your knowledge, leadership and creativity. You dare to care with your patience, positive energy and ability to connect with each of your students. You give it no rest as you put your students to the test to always be and do their best. Therefore, you bring out my best as I give it no rest until I have done my best. You are the best and different from the rest. I thank you from my heart and will always remember you, even when we part, as you have helped me to shine and grow smart.�

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Canyon Crest Academy QUEST to present April 28 event for those interested in engineering, science and technology careers Students and parents interested in pursuing education and careers in engineering, science, and technology are invited to attend “Win the Future: Outinnovate and Out-educate in Applied Science, Math, and Engineering” to be held Thursday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater. The event, sponsored by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation QUEST Program, will feature local leaders from Qualcomm, Scripps Research, UCSD, Burnham Institute, and CONNECT speaking on the importance of math, science, and engineering in higher education and careers. “CCA is very proud to be in the forefront of next generation learning and

teaching,” said Maha Achour, STEM/QUEST Foundation liaison. “We are very excited to bring this event to the community, where parents and students will have an opportunity to engage one-on-one with our speakers in presentations and panel discussions, and get guidance in planning their educational and professional futures.” QUEST is a research program run by the Canyon Crest Academy Science and Math Departments. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to meet and work with scientists from varied disciplines. Current QUEST programs include research methods, applied sciences, and robotic and engineering technology. The QUEST team is actively engaged in

Webinar series launching In Sync Consulting, an international executive coaching and team leadership development firm, is launching a new webinar series hosted by its founder and president Suzanne Weinstein, a local resident. Weinstein will guide listeners through interactive sessions and personalized tips to improve individual and company productivity and increase profits. For more information, visit To register for the April 27 session, ”How to Create Your Best Career Path,” visit



building the curriculum with real-world opportunities by forming partnerships with local scientific and technology corporations. For more information, visit Canyon Crest Academy is located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130; Phone: (858) 350-0253.

Canyon Crest sophomore wins county search for talent competition

Daniela Camilleri, 15, a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy, was recently named the winner of the senior category (15-18 years) at the County Exchange Search for Talent with her rendition of “My White Knight” from The Music Man. Daniela will be representing San Diego at the regional competition in Orange County at the end of the month. Winners at that level go on to compete in the district finals in the San

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(Left) Due to a technical problem, the wrong event information ran last issue with photos from an event that the San Diego Jewish Academy held earlier this month. The correct information for the photos should have read that in preparation for the school’s annual Holocaust Memorial Service and in honor of Passover, 5th grade students conducted a Seder where they learned about the lives of local Holocaust survivors.

Royal Tea and Hat Contest

In celebration of the Royal Wedding, Del Mar Community Connections is holding a Royal Tea and Hat Contest on Thursday, April 28, from 2-3:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Parish Hall (334 14th St. Del Mar). The event will feature tea and light refreshments. Piano music will be provided by Lori Ritman. RSVP by Tuesday, April 26, to 858-792-7565 or DMCC@ DMCC.CC

Plant sale fundraiser to be held April 30

A plants sale/fundraiser for the San Diego County Flower & Plant Association will be held April 30 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 782 Leucadia Blvd., Encinitas. Lots to choose from indoor, outdoor, color baskets, succulents and more.

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Books for The Barrio – Family nurse practitioner Mary Jo Navarrete and physician’s assistant Bobby Vargas accept a book donation from CCA junior Samantha Becorest (second from left) and Natalie Espinosa, a junior at TPHS.

Torrey Hills Book Exchange donates books for patients in need; Next exchange to be held May 21 The Torrey Hills Book Exchange (THBE) – a Carmel Valley organization run by local high school students – has teamed up with Family Health Services of San Diego (FHCSD) to provide book donations at clinics serving low-income areas throughout the county. THBE was created last November by Samantha Becorest, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy, with the help of fellow students Natalie Espinosa (Torrey Pines High School), and Laura Xiao (Canyon Crest Academy). The event is normally held every third Saturday of the month at the Torrey Hills Center (located at the intersection of Carmel Mountain Road and E. Ocean Air Drive). Participants are encouraged to bring up books for exchange among an existing inventory of hundreds. Exchanging books saves money, helps the environment, and brings the local community together. Surplus books are donated to worthy causes like Family Health Services. Family Health Services of San Diego is a private, non-profit community health center organization established in 1970. Their mission is to provide medical care to anyone in need – particularly uninsured, low-income and underserved families. The organization currently operates more than 30 locations throughout San Diego, including Barrio Logan, Chula Vista, City Heights, Downtown San Diego, El Cajon, and many other areas. THBE provided its first book donation to Family Health Centers on April 2 at its Logan Heights location. This donation is being utilized in the Pediatric Waiting Reading Room and the Women’s Clinic. “The Pediatric Waiting Reading Room program has distributed thousands of books to young children who would not ordinarily have access to books at home,” said Edith Glassey, director of Philanthropy at FHCSD. “In addition to providing books for our littlest patients, these books also help provide a tranquil setting in the waiting room.” THBE plans to provide ongoing donations for all county-wide locations. The donation consisted mostly of children’s books and health-related titles for adults. “It’s so exciting to see our book exchange having so many positive effects,” said Becorest. “Not only is it beneficial to our own community here in Carmel Valley, but it’s also helping people in other areas of San Diego.” The next book exchange is Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Torrey Hills Center Fountain Plaza. Participants are encouraged to bring up to 10 books for exchange (any quantity over 10 are considered donations). There are hundreds of books available in virtually every type and category, including fiction, and non-fiction, children’s, self-help, reference, coffee-table, cookbooks, biographies, etc. For more information, email or go to For more information on Family Health Centers of San Diego, visit http://

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Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club Oratorical contest winners announced The Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical contest on April 2 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach. The contest brings together students up to the age of 19 to demonstrate their public speaking skills. The topic this year, chosen by Optimist International, was “If I were the leader of the free world, the first issue I would address would be…”. Winners of the club contest go on to a Zone contest and then a District contest where the final winners, boy and girl, will each receive a $2,500 college scholarship. The winner of the club boys’ contest this year was Hanrui Zhang. Optimist International is a service organization dedicated to helping youth in all communities around the world. Their main focus is to cure childhood cancer within the next 25 years. They also work with youth who are handicapped, mentally and physically, at risk youth, as well as recognizing outstanding boys and girls. Anyone interested in helping this organization help kids should contact Governor-elect Charles Pease @ 858-755-7175 or through his e-mail address at


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Isari Flower Studio and Event Design – for every occasion BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Mother’s Day is coming May 8 and Solana Beach’s Isari Flower Studio and Event Design has a bouquet of ideas on how to make the day special for the mom in your life. “For moms who have everything and you don’t know what to get them, get them exquisite flowers,” hints Isari Flower Studio owner Tam Ashworth. Isari is celebrating Mother’s Day with a menu of flower arrangements that celebrates “women through the arts,” ranging in price from $75 and up. The “Mother and Daughter” arrangement features perfumed lilacs, sweet peas, tulips, spray roses and other blooms, paired with a box of Belgian chocolates. The sophisticated “Baroness” comes in a white bowl filled with coral peonies, “magnificent” roses in apricot, peach and soft pale lilacs, and rich green garden foliage accents. Isari has also partnered with neighboring Trios Gallery for a Mother’s Day special—purchase a unique blown glass vase from Trios and Isari will create a spring bouquet to pair with it. Ashworth has been working with flowers since 1989. After coming to America by way of Thailand and England, Ashworth got her start working in a floral shop in Los Angeles. She later went out on her own, making a name for herself and eventually becoming the flower studio for the Four Seasons in Carlsbad. When the resort switched over to residential rentals, she found the space for the studio on scenic Cedros. “We love being here,” said Ashworth. In addition to flowers at Isari (which is Ashworth’s full Thai name and pronounced Is-ah-ree), everything in the retail section of the store is for sale—tables, books, vases, candles and artwork. The place transforms into a studio for photo shoots regularly—this week it was the site of an “urban, cool, Manhat-

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See gorgeous gardens in RSF on ‘Rambling through the Ranch’ tour What makes Rancho Santa Fe feel so magical? Is it the tree-lined roads, with native colors alternating their bloom every month of the year? Just inside the gates of some of its estates lies more magic. Is it the diversity of exotic fruit orchards or the rugged prehistoric elegance of the perfect succulent garden? Magnificent “collected” gardens of Mediterranean influence live across majestic canyons from an adobe complemented by California drought-tolerant native plantings. Amazing topography, gentle breezes cooling off the warm year-round sun — all this and more is Rancho Santa Fe. What better way to experience Rancho Santa Fe’s magic than at this year’s “Rambling through the Ranch” – gardens by trolley. In an open air trolley, go from estate to estate; the brief ride on the continuous loop trolley is an enjoyable way to experience the natural botanical color of Rancho Santa Fe. At your leisure, stroll the expansive gardens of some of the county’s best estate homes. Six diverse and colorful estate gardens comprise this year’s selection. Docents, live music and descriptive guidebooks will pique your interest in specific local plant species and engage your own inner horticulturalist. Coming back to your base at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, stroll through an open air market, have lunch, perhaps a glass of wine. Set for Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m., the tour will start and stop at the Garden Club clubhouse, which is situated near the center of the Rancho Santa Fe village. Tickets are $30 presale, $40 the day of the tour. Tickets are limited. Please go to for more information.

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Carmel Valley

‘Main Street’ project would add to community In response to Bud Emerson’s negative commentary on the proposed Carmel Valley “Main Street” project, I’d like to offer a different perspective. Our community plan from three decades ago has created a nice place to live and work, but we still lack a true gathering place that defines Carmel Valley. The large property at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real represents the missing

link, as it’s the only significant undeveloped piece of the community plan. This property was originally zoned for offices with no height limit — I envision this would be a tall building surrounded by a sea of surface parking. Luckily, Kilroy Realty, who purchased the property in 2007, has spoken with hundreds of residents and has a better vision. The proposed Main Street will provide Carmel Valley with what we’ve

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been missing — something initially promised but not delivered by the nearby strip mall. I envision a place where families can go to hang out — a central plaza with shops, cafes & restaurants, and other attractive features. This type of place would add creative dimension to our community and at the same time provide some much-desired amenities. Carmel Valley residents have to travel to Del Mar for a decent restaurant, and drive more than 20 minutes to do most shopping. A true Main Street will provide these things conveniently in Carmel Valley and at the same time give our area some character. Emerson’s comments

about the size and density of Main Street are exaggerated, given that the property is currently zoned for office buildings with unlimited height. We could very well see a high-rise office complex at this location, generating traffic at peak times, but offering far fewer community benefits than the proposed mixeduse concept. Kilroy will be putting millions toward improving traffic on Del Mar Heights Road, to fix existing issues. I am really impressed by Kilroy Realty’s commitment to sustainability. They’re planning for all aspects of the Main Street project to be LEED-certified, including public transportation and local rideshares to further re-

duce traffic and pollution. They’re local, with offices just down the street from the Main Street project site, and the largest owner of LEED-certified commercial space in San Diego. Emerson’s accusations about “developer scare tactics” are misleading at best. Kilroy Realty has been exceptionally considerate to community members since they first purchased the property in 2007. They’ve invited residents twice now to conceptual meetings, gathering opinions about what Carmel Valley would like to see at this location, and reworked their plans based on our interests and wishes. They’ve sent fact booklets and materials to show their initial concept, and

have been very transparent with their plans, always responding quickly to questions and providing answers. I believe the only scare tactics being used here are by competing property owners. It’s one thing if someone has concerns about a new development, but another when competing financial interests start throwing stones. This Main Street project will provide a good mix of retail and office space, and in turn help boost our economy with thousands of permanent jobs and over $4 million in net revenue to the city through property, sales, and hotel tax. John Jones, Carmel Valley

Address local travel needs and safety before more talk about freeway widening Comments about the I-5 freeway expansion and recent proposed legislation. First , Caltrans has been promising the plans for the I-5 expansion for years – at least a dozen or more years and they are still in process. Caltrans also has promised that there would be no taking of private property in Solana Beach, which no one at Caltrans now claims to remember. Fortunately, there are elected officials that kept asking that there be “NO TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY” and those officials remember the promise made by Caltrans representatives. The plans that are currently being reviewed appear to take more than the existing right of way and do require the taking of private property in many areas from Solana Beach through Oceanside. What is really needed before any freeway widening occurs is the reconstruction of each of the freeway on/off ramp that go under or over the I-5 freeway from Manchester in Encinitas north to Camp Pendleton. Without improved freeway interchanges, the local surface traffic in each community will continue be a congestion nightmare while we wait to see if the freeway widening ever really happens. The example of what should be done NOW is the Lomas Santa Fe/I-5 interchange. It was built recently and planned for over a dozen years ago to ease local traffic congestion and accommodate freeway widening as needed. Just look at the difference at other freeway interchanges north of the Solana Beach and you will see why the 50-plus-year-old arterial local street interchanges are in dire need of replacement. The inter-

change improvements all should be completed FIRST so local traffic flows more efficiently and future freeway access will already be in place before the expansion plans are approved and the money needed to provide freeway construction is available. Yes, the transit options are needed and better alternative transportation is important. As gas prices rise everyone will be concerned about how to travel efficiently, economically and safely. Most of our present freeway interchanges are not providing safe pedestrian/bicycle travel and are inadequate for vehicular travel as well. Having cars crossing over opposing lanes of traffic on surface streets to get onto the freeway ramps wastes time, causes accidents and severe congestion in our communities. Caltrans should start NOW making improvements at the local interchanges and engineer them to accommodate any future freeway widening. Our local communities deserve to have these changes made and should be requesting their elected representatives to revise every old freeway interchange before there are more accidents. Pedestrians and bicycles that now have to share the local roadways with automobiles and trucks need to be safely separated behind concrete barriers. There needs to be attention to our own community’s local travel needs before we talk anymore about freeway widening. We also need to address the safety issues on our local streets NOW and provide more efficient access to and from the freeway interchanges. First things first or we’ll have gridlock everywhere. Marion B. Dodson

New on the Carmel Valley News website New on the web this week is our enhanced reader commenting system. Every article online has a special section below the story that allows all readers to express their opinions or ideas on the topic. Many times this comment section turns into a community discussion where multiple readers discuss points in the story. You do not have to sigh up or sign in to write a comment, just type and hit the submit button. You have the option to comment under your name, or if you don’t want to mention your name, you can comment anonymously. This is a great way to get your voice heard and interact with other local community members. To submit a comment, click on an article on and scroll down. There you will see an area where you can type out your comment. Click the button to submit your comment and you’re done, it’s that easy.

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April 21, 2011


Week in Sports

The TPHS Boys Track team set school and San Diego CIF records at the 53rd Mt. SAC Relays last weekend. Above left: The boys 4 x 800M relay team (Kaushik Sahoo, Andrew Ward, Matt Carpowich and Trent Newquist) captured gold, running a U.S. #1 fastest time. Above right: The boys distance medley relay team (Andrew Ward, Alex Jiang, Matt Carpowich and Trent Newquist) won silver, while running the fastest time in CIF San Diego Section history, and a U.S. #2 fastest time for 2011.

Torrey Pines Boys track team has record-setting weekend Members of the Torrey Pines High School Track Team competed against top teams from California and other states at the 53rd Mt. San Antonio College Relays held on April 15 and 16 in Walnut, Calif. On Friday night, Torrey Pines boys won the 4 x 800M relay with a time of 7:48.39, a school record and a U.S. #1 high school time for 2011. The 4 x 800 team included Trent Newquist, Kaushik Sahoo, Andrew Ward and Matt Carpowich. Each of the four seniors posted sub 2-minute times, with Newquist, last season’s San Diego CIF 800M champion, leading off and posting a time of 1:56.50, and Carpowich anchoring with a time of 1:53.04. Carpowich took the baton in second place, some 75 meters behind a Corona Centennial runner, and made up the distance over two laps, pulling away for the lead about 100M from the finish line. On Saturday night, the Torrey Pines boys distance medley relay (DMR) team battled Los Angeles Loyola and 14 oth-

er schools, with Loyola edging Torrey Pines for a U.S. #1 time of 10:02.23, breaking the meet record set by Eisenhower back in 1979. Torrey Pines took the silver medal with a U.S. #2 time of 10:03.80, clocked as the fastest time in San Diego CIF Section history, and No. 9 all time in state history. The DMR team included seniors Ward (1200M), Alex Jiang (400M), Newquist (800M) and Carpowich (1600M). In this race, Carpowich took the baton from Newquist on the 1600M anchor leg with his team in third place. He slowly moved back into contention, battling defending 1600M state champion Elias Gedyon of Loyala in a back and forth race, with Gedyon pulling away for the team win at the end. The TPHS Boys Track & Field team, winners of the San Diego CIF championship the past two seasons, is led by head coach Mike Stevens, and distance coaches Danny Farmer and Brent Thorne.

(Above left) The TPHS men’s varsity lacross team; (Above right) Bennett Shafer is congratulated for a great score.

TP Falcons one better in near perfect overtime thriller Torrey Pines sophomore and Del Mar resident Bennett Shafer scored the game-winner with 20 seconds left in overtime to lift No 21 Torrey Pines to a 10-9 victory over sixthranked St. Ignatius Prep in a non-conference lacrosse game. St. Ignatius opened a 4-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Torrey Pines stormed back and led 5-4 at the half. A see-saw battled ensued as the teams traded goals throughout the second half before Torry Pines’ Zack Zien scored with 32 seconds left in regulation for a 9-8 lead. St. Ignatius then answered with four seconds remaining to force overtime. Sean Doyle had two goals and five assists for the Falcons, who improved to 9-3. St. Ignatius Prep had a ninegame winning streak snapped and falls to 13-4.

“It was pretty epic,” Torrey Pines coach Jon Zissi said. “We bounced back after a heartbreaking loss [to San Ramon Valley] on Wednesday and showed great resilience and pride after starting this game down 4-0. Our goal of the trip was to keep getting better and I think we were successful in doing that.” The Falcons completed their two game Northern California trip with a 1-1 record against the state’s toughest teams, San Ramon Valley loss (7-6 OT) and St. Ignatius Prep win (10-9 OT). Game recap: Doyle (2g 5a); Hurt (2g); Shafer (2g); Wilson (1g 1a); Black (1g); Perkins (1g); Zien (1g).

By Gideon Rubin Baseball: Cathedral Catholic continued its great start as the Dons showcased their depth in an 8-0 shellacking of Mater Dei in a nonleague game on April 14. Nine Dons players contributed one hit and five Dons pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Dons won their third straight game and their 11th in 12 games. Daniel Camarena homered and scored two runs and Russell Reeder had one hit and two RBI to lead the Dons offensively. Camarena struck out five batters and allowed one hit and no walks in two innings. Starter Michael Martin, who was credited with the win, struck out five batters and allowed one hit and two walks in two innings. The Dons got improved to 12-2 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian extended its winning streak to 11 games as the Eagles opened Coastal League South play with two straight wins. The Eagles opened league with a 10-0 victory over Horizon on April 13, and then beat Parker 5-1 two days later. Nolan Gannon struck out 10 batters and allowed three hits and one walk in five innings to lead the Eagles in the Horizon game. Barrett Floyd led the Eagles offensively, going 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI, and Gannon was 2 for 4 with two RBI. Bobby Zarubin, John Gamble and Josh Estill each contributed two hits. Gamble pitched a complete game three-hitter to lead the Eagles in the Parker game. Gamble struck out six batters and allowed three walks. Zarubin had two hits and two RBI including a homer to lead the Eagles offensively. Cal Roberts and Jake McKinney each added two hits. The Eagles improved to 2-0 in league and 11-3 overall for the season. ***** Torrey Pines rebounded from a three-game series sweep at the hands of Rancho Bernardo with a sweep of their own. The Falcons took all three Palomar League games from Mt. Carmel. They opened the series with a 9-0 win on April 12, and went on to win 12-1 on April 14 and 2-1 two days later. Ryan Zehner pitched six innings of two-hit ball for the win in the series opener. He struck out eight batters and allowed three walks. Chad Thurston led the Falcons offensively, going 2-for3 with a homer, a double and three RBI. Taylor Murphy has three hits including a double and Michael Mullen had a double, a triple and three RBI to lead the Falcons in the second game. The Falcons improved to 3-3 in league and 14-4 overall for the season. Softball: Santa Fe Christian trounced San Diego Jewish Academy 22-3 in a Coastal League North game on April 13. Susan Weaver had three hits and four RBI to lead the Eagles, and Grace Reynolds and Elyssa Reyes each added two hits and three RBI. The Eagles improved to 1-1 in league and 4-9 overall for the season. ***** Cathedral Catholic rebounded from its first Western League loss with a big win. The Dons lost to University City 9-2 on April 13, but they bounced back two days later with a 12-2 victory over Mission Bay. The Dons improved to 3-1 in league and 10-5 overall for the season. Boys lacrosse: Torrey Pines lost to San Ramon Valley 7-6 in a nonleague game on April 13. Connor McFarland scored two goals in defeat for the Falcons, who fell to 8-3 overall for the season. Girls lacrosse: Cathedral Catholic lost to Scripps Ranch 11-7 in a City Conference game on April 12. Courtney Place and Skylar Brown each scored two goals to lead the Dons, and goalie Melanie Beddow had seven saves. The Dons fell to 2-2 in conference and 7-5 overall for the season. Golf: Santa Fe Christian defeated Horizon 227-250 in a Coastal League match on April 13. Michael Stephenson shot a 3-over-par 38 to lead the Eagles on a nine-hole par-35 course at Morgan Run Country Club.


April 21, 2011

Carmel Valley

Former pro leads Lax West youth lacrosse program to success BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER In a little over a year-and-a-half in existence, Carmel Valley-based Lax West youth lacrosse program has grown to have about 500 kids participate in its club teams, tournaments, camps and clinics. Leading the attack on this successful program is founder Michael Watson, a four-time All American and former Michael Watson professional lacrosse player. “My head is spinning,” said Watson. “There’s a lot going on right now.” Watson is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, right in the middle of America’s “hotbed” of lacrosse. He didn’t start playing until he was in the fourth grade, but quickly found an aptitude for the game. He played college lacrosse at the University of Virginia, reaching the Final Four in the NCAA championships all four years and earning All American honors every year. After graduating, he played on Team USA in the Federation of International Lacrosse’s World Lacrosse Championships in 1998, scoring 12 goals and pitching in eight assists to help USA on to a world championship. In 2001, Watson entered Major League Lacrosse, playing attack for the Boston Cannons and the LA Riptide. He just retired from professional lacrosse last year. Watson has lived in San Diego since 1999 and worked in real estate while he played professionally. When the market crashed and his partnership split up, he took the time to start thinking about how he wanted to boost youth lacrosse in the area. “The sport has just grown so much,” said Watson, who is the assistant coach for the Cathedral Catholic school varsity team. “I wanted to provide an alternative with a specific vision of developing young players, building their lacrosse skills and their lacrosse IQ.”

ue,” Watson said. Lacrosse is a sport that borrows Lax West teams cater to players from under-11 to high from a little bit of everything—it’s a school on the boys’ side. The girls teams are just starting to little bit of soccer, although you roll out. They also have a Lax West Elite program, open to play with a stick; a little bit like bashigh schoolers with a focus on getting players recruited for ketball, the way you move your feet college. and the pick and roll action; and All of the coaches work in the system that Watson has like hockey in the way you play bedesigned, following the Lax West vision down to the drills hind the goal and make contact players use in practice. with hits and checks. Kids learn not just the fundamentals of the game, but A fast-paced sport, players are how to function as a team and those all-important life lesconstantly in motion, running, sons. stopping and starting again, making “I want to do that for young players because playing it a great cross-training activity for sports can teach children so much more than the game,” other sports. said Watson. “What’s great about lacrosse is Spring is the in-season, with the Carmel Valley Wildcats you’re not limited by size,” said currently playing in the San Diego Club Lacrosse Association Watson. “You can be short and be league, but Lax West runs programs year-round. successful, you can be tall and be Home fields are at Cathedral Catholic, Solana Highsuccessful, and you don’t have to be lands and Ashley Falls elementary schools. strong. There’s all kinds of ways to Michael Watson in action Currently, they are gearing up for this summer’s get on the field and succeed as a lacamps and tournaments, and tryouts will be held for the uncrosse player.” der-11, under-13, and under-15 Lax West Wahoos on April Watson attributes lacrosse’s growth in the West to the 23 and April 30. increased exposure the sport is getting. ESPN regularly airs Devoting his time fully to running Lax West and coachcollege lacrosse games and the proliferation of lacrosse howing, Watson said a part of him will miss competing in the to instruction videos on youtube has made it possible for major league. people to view videos and teach themselves to play. “There’s nothing like playing and playing at the highest The Southern California climate makes year-round lalevel, that’s why I wanted to play for so long,” Watson said. crosse possible and more and more tournaments are pop“But I get something different out of coaching, to really conping up. nect with the young players and make an impact on their “There’s just more opportunities for everyone who lives is irreplaceable. I feel like I have a unique skill set and wants to learn and play the game, you can get hooked,” it’s my mission to share that unique skill set and experience Watson said. with the kids out there.” Area schools are racking up reputations for lacrosse For more information on tryouts for the LAX West, visit strength. Torrey Pines has been successful and La Costa yon cracked the national top 20 last year. “California’s starting to send Division 1-caliber athletes to schools back east and that’s a trend that’s going to contin-

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League Highlights Del Mar Little League Baseball Day will be held on Sunday May 1st. Baseball Day is a fun day of activities for all Del Mar Little league families. Activities Include: • Aquafina Pitch Hit & Run Competition - This is the Official Youth Skills Competition of Major League Baseball that allows players to showcase their pitching, hitting, and running skills. The competition is hosted by Del Mar Little League and is free to all registered Del Mar Little League players. • 2011 DMLL Home Run Derby - Majors players will compete in the annual DMLL Home Run Derby • Managers Softball Game – The Majors Managers/Coaches vs. AAA Managers/Coaches in our annual Managers softball game. Come watch the fun as the rivalry continues… These guys need your support! For more league updates and all the scores and standings visit the Del Mar Little League website at

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Bumper To Bumper Q. Carl: I took my car to the shop for a lube, oil and filter service. When I got it back, I noticed the car rode a little on the soft side so I checked my tire pressure and found it to be eight pounds under what the tire manufacturer recommends. I went back to the shop Dave Stall and asked them if they even checked my tire pressure — they said, “Sure!” I asked them where they got their inflation information and they told me they got it off the door jam of my car. I said they should use the tire manufacturer’s recommendation found on the side of the tire itself. They said no, they use the door jam information and wouldn’t change it. So my question is, where do you get the right inflation information? On the door jam or the tire? I put the tire pressure back to what was on the sidewall of my tires, minus five pounds. Look forward to your response. A. Dave: The No. 1 cause of highway accidents is low tire pressure. You should use the information found on the sidewall of the tire and then lower it a couple of pounds. The car manufacturer puts a lower number on the vehicle door jam to give you a softer ride, but over time the pressure will drop into the danger zone if not checked on a weekly basis. Most people do not realize that tires lose air over time just from normal driving. No hole in the tire, just when the tire gets hot, then cold, then hot, then cold — you lose air pressure in small amounts. If not checked, you are looking at a possible blow out. Then when that happens, you think you have a faulty tire, when in reality it was your fault for not checking your tires. One more tip: If you are not comfortable checking your tire pressure, practice on a spare tire. Remove the spare and stand it up next to the tire that is mounted on the car, and practice checking the tire pressure. This way you won’t take a chance of losing too much air for the tire that is on the car. Last but not least, get a good tire gauge — a gauge with a hose, release button and big dial is my choice.


Q. Leon: I just bought a brand new Harley Davidson Fat Boy in January. I love the bike and like most bikers, the first thing I did was go back to the dealership I bought it from and picked up a set of Screaming Eagle exhaust pipes, a Stage 2 kit and a windshield (I don’t look good with bugs in my teeth). After installing my goodies, I was out riding when I was stopped by a police officer. He admired my bike and then he wrote me a ticket for illegal pipes. It was a fix-it ticket. I tried to explain to him that I bought the pipes from a Harley Davidson dealer — how could they be illegal? He stated they were and got onto his cruiser and left. I was blown away. I have been riding for years and been stopped numerous times but never for illegal pipes. What gives? Should I take this situation to court and try and fit it? I know this is not a car question, but your response would be appreciated. I also heard you ride a Harley as well. A. Dave: A Fat Boy! I used to have a ‘95 Fat Boy, now I have a 2000 Electric Glide Classic. Great bike — but I miss my Fat Boy. There must be something up with Fat Boys because I had the same experience you did on my Fat Boy so I am very familiar with the laws. The officer was correct. If you go back to the dealership you bought your pipes from, you will see a sign next to the pipes stating they are illegal in California and for off-road use only. It is like any law on the books. The police officers can ticket you at their discretion, so do as I did — put your stock pipes back on, go down to the police station and get the ticket signed off, pay the fine and ride off into the sunset. Q. Maria: I took my brand new Mustang to a car wash. I won’t mention their name, but during my baby’s first bath, they ripped off the mirror. I couldn’t believe it when the guy working there brought me my mirror in his hand. They apologized but said they were not responsible for the repair to my car. I was shocked. The mirror is broken and will not go back on. What should I do? I need help! A. Dave: Unfortunately car washes are not responsible for damage to your car in their car washes, but if you contact the manager or owner, they will usually agree to repair your car especially if they care about customer satisfaction. You can also get your insurance involved but there might be a deductible.

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CV Manchester BU17 to play in Southern California Developmental Soccer League Coach Steve Hill’s Carmel Valley Manchester BU17 team will be moving to the new Southern California Developmental Soccer League along with four other CV Manchester teams this fall. After capturing the Presidio AAA championship this past season, the team is looking to play against the top teams in Southern California. The SCDSL was formed by some of the top clubs in Southern California and will provide not only top competition but monthly showcase events at which college coaches will have the opportunity to see dozens of teams and hundreds of players at a single venue. Interested players can contact Coach Hill through and can learn about the SCDSL at

LAWSUIT continued from page 8 the school didn’t do enough about it. Bagby was suspended for five days after admitting stealing beer and drinking during a school-sponsored trip to Ecuador and yelling an obscenity at a heckler during a school soccer game, according to court testimony. ``She was not the center of the universe,’’ Collins told the jury. A recommendation to expel Bagby was overturned, but she was ultimately asked to withdraw from the school, which she did. Bagby claimed she was not sent a re-enrollment contract for her junior year, but Collins said the school principal sent one to her home the day after it came to his attention. Bagby, now 18 and in college, heard from her mother, not the school, that she was not going to be able to attend the school for her junior year, Collins said. Collins said Bagby — who filed her lawsuit in April 2009 — was basically

accusing the three top school officials of lying about how the situation was handled. Joane Garcia-Colson, Bagby’s attorney, told the jury that the school wanted to make an example out of her. Garcia-Colson said her client was humiliated on the bench after her soccer coach suspended her for missing a game. By not notifying the Bagbys that their daughter wasn’t getting a contract to re-enroll at the school, administrators ``broke their own rules’’ and ``betrayed’’ Bagby, her attorney said.According to Garcia-Colson, officials failed to do their job because they failed to discipline three girls who admitted defacing Bagby’s car. ``Those girls admitted to misconduct,’’ the plaintiff’s attorney said. The girls told school administrators that they defaced Bagby’s car only after she wrote on their cars, but no one asked Bagby for her side of the story because she

was the ``bad girl from Ecuador,’’ according to GarciaColson. Administrators concluded that Bagby, who was also a member of the cheer team, was a ``bad child’’ and ``they needed to get rid of her,’’ the attorney said. ``She wasn’t given any due process,’’ Garcia-Colson said. ``She was just convicted.’’ All teachers who testified during the trial said Bagby was a good student, her attorney told the jury. Garcia-Colson urged the jury not to let La Jolla Country Day treat students the way they did her client. ``They retaliated against her because she complained,’’ Garcia-Colson said. ``Hold them accountable.’’ The lawsuit names La Jolla Country Day head of school Christopher Schuck, high school Principal Roderick Jemison and the school as defendants. Jury deliberations were under way in the courtroom of Judge Frederic Link.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011


‘Sam the Cooking Guy’ sizzles with new book ‘Just Grill This!’


Surgeon links obesity/food shortage at Meals4Hunger Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul of Olde Del Mar Surgical is a fellowship-trained specialist in laparoscopic surgery, and an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and the out-patient surgery center in La Jolla. Previously, Dr. Bhoyrul was the head of general surgery and surgical director of bariatric surgery at the Scripps Clinic. Each year since 2005, he’s been selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul both the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Bhoyrul was chief resident in surgery at Stanford University. He has contributed research to the field of laparoscopic surgery, with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is co-editor of “Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery,” one of the first textbooks in the field. He routinely performs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding surgery, colectomy, gastrectomy, anti reflux surgery, appendectomy, splenectomy, hernia repair, adrenalectomy, and other complex, minimally invasive surgical procedures. In 2008, he founded Meals4Hunger, based in La Jolla. Its mission is to link the success in the treatment of obesity to the eradication of hunger in San Diego communities. Dr. Bhoyrul hopes to inspire other businesses in the medical, food, and exercise industry to join. Learn more at

Sam Zien, also known as ‘Sam the Cooking Guy’


1. What brought you to this area? It’s the best place in the world to balance work, life, and the spirit. 2. What makes this area special to you? It has everything – the best geography, the best people, and a sense of being that can only come from living this close to the


(Above) Sam Zien’s new book, ‘Just Grill This!’ (Left) Chicken parmesan sub

BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Sam Zien, better known as “Sam the Cooking Guy,” likes to say that cooking is a lot like riding a bike. “The more you do it, the better you get,” said Zien. “I fully believe that. People always think that they can’t cook but it’s just that they don’t cook.” With his third book, “Just Grill This!”, Zien encourages people to conquer the sometimes-intimidating skill of grilling. With his trademark tasty simplicity, the book offers up more than 120 recipes, going far beyond just burgers and dogs—grilled baguette French toast anyone? Zien has lived in his Carmel Valley home for 16 years and it serves as the set for his TV show that airs on Cox Channel 4 in San Diego and is syndicated nationwide. Two episodes per month are shot in his kitchen, which underwent a renovation two years ago to include a spacious teak wood countertop, colorful tiled backsplashes and every shiny, dream kitchen appliance you could think of. Zien became “Sam the Cooking Guy” in 2002. His previous gig was completely unrelated to cooking or TV at all—he worked as director of operations in a biotech company. He left the job to pursue television, originally planning to do a travel show. “I liked the idea of a regular-sort-of-guy showing you how to do something you didn’t know how to do,” Zien said. His travel show plans were derailed by 9/11 and he was in search of something else a regular-sort-of-guy could show people how to do. A self-proclaimed “student of TV,” he happened upon a cooking segment on a local news show that he thought was pretty boring. “That needs to be better,” Zien thought, and in a flash decided a cooking show was the direction he’d head, even though up until then his wife Kelly had done all the cooking — he had been in charge of the grilling, which he said was mostly “the burning.” To avoid being boring on TV, Zien kept his delivery natural, honest and “100 percent me.” “I was not very good in my early TV ap SEE COOKING, B22



April 21, 2011

Art Meets Fashion a splashy pairing BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Contributor

La Jolla Cultural Partners

The big buzz in the arts world this season is the Cword: Collaboration. Propelled by a nervous economy, organizations are joining together to present events they never could manage alone, and the resulting mix of en- Artist Alexandra Hart, of AMF Team ergies and tal- “Evolution Transformed,” will offer her ents has turned take on how modern fashion evolved a tough situa- from primordial sea creatures starting tion into a gift May 6 at Visions Art Museum, NTC to us all. Promenade. PHOTO HENRY YOUNG Art Meets Fashion is one of the splashiest of these collaborations, with events scheduled from now to September, including a VIP fashion show at the international airport, exhibitions at venues in North Park and downtown, and a catwalk launch at NTC Promenade, where the public will have a chance to strut its own stuff. The entire schedule can be perused online at www. The Idea: To set up teams of artists and designers, have

them come up with a theme for a project, and see what magic they can create together. Each team includes a visual artist, a fashion designer, a photographer or videographer to document the process, and a teacher to create a lesson plan from it. The Objective: To initiate productive collaborations, spotlight the wealth of talent in San Diego, and inspire young people to get involved in the arts. According to Patricia Frischer, co-founder of AMF and coordinator of San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN), a comprehensive guide to visual artists and art events, “We really want to share the sparks that fly when you put artists and designers and documentarians and teachers together. We also want to encourage local artists to believe they can have successful careers right here in San Diego, without having to leave for Los Angeles or New York.” How did AMF get its start? “The airport has a terrific arts program, and Constance White, the program manager, is tremendously stylish,” said Frischer. “Several years ago, when we met, I commented on her clothes, and she said, ‘If you ever want to do something at the airport, let me know.’ ” Frischer is no stranger to ambitious arts projects. In the summer of 2009, she staged an event called “Little & Large,” which invited local sculptors to make jewelry and jewelers to make sculpture, and involved displays at 43 galleries plus a meet-the-art-stars launch at downtown’s Hotel Sé, with a catwalk over the swimming pool. “The response was wonderful!” Frischer said. “And that made us think: There’s really a need for this!” At the launch, Frischer met fashionista Felena Hanson, head of FOCUS (Fashion Opportunities Connect Us), a networking group for emerging professional designers. Hanson said she’d always wanted to do a project with a catwalk, she loved bringing people together, and she already had the domain name “Art Meets Fashion.”

So the first AMF team was born. From their initial public meeting in February 2010, when over 100 interested participants showed up, Frischer and Hanson knew they were on the right track. Now, after many months of planning, their numbers are impressive: 44 team members, 15 host venues, and more than 50 volunteers. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone,” Hanson said. “Most artists and designers work in solitude. We’re giving them a chance to cross-pollinate and brainstorm and inspire each other. We’re providing exposure to new audiences, and documentation that will allow us to peek behind the scenes of the creative process. And with the educators, we’re creating opportunities for the next generation.” If AMF’s online catalog is any indication, this is one grand collaboration you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re an artist or a fashionista at heart, come check out the local talent and party with the art-and-fashion stars.

Art Meets Fashion Events What: VIP Fashion Show When: 7-9 p.m. April 28 Where:, San Diego International Airport RSVP required: (760) 943-0148. Limited seating. What: AMF Public Open Catwalk Launch When: 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 6 Where: NTC Promenade at Liberty Station Website: Related Exhibition: L Street Fine Art, across from the Omni San Diego Hotel at 628 L St., through May 31, with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. April 29 with works by San Diego artists Dan Adams, Moya Devine, Giedre Ferraz de Campos, Dana Levine, John Valois and Duke Windsor. (760) 492-2876.

Spring Eggstravaganza April 21-24: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us for “eggstra” special hands-on activities that highlight the wonder of reproduction in the ocean. Meet egg-laying marine animals and their eggs, including squids, fishes, and sharks. Make a shark egg craft, listen to special stories, and participate in a daily “egg-hunt” activity through the aquarium. Included with admission.

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A Dram of Drummhicit May 17 - June 12 By Arthur Kopit & Anton Dudley Directed by Christopher Ashley

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

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MCASD Welcomes Charles Jencks

Music & Art Since 1945

Thursday, April 21 at 7 PM

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. April 26–May 31

Charles Jencks is an architectural historian who has lectured at more than 40 universities throughout the world. He is known for his books questioning modern architecture, and was the first scholar to theorize postmodernism from the perspective of architecture and is author of The New Paradigm in Architecture: the Language of Postmodernism.This free event is part of the year-long series of public lectures and seminars presented by UCSD and MCASD.

MCASD (858) 454-3541

Presented by Victoria Martino

A six-week lecture-concert series exploring the dominant cultural art trends in the wake of World War II, leading up to the present day. A concert performance of significant works in the violin repertoire by major composers will follow each lecture.

Dianne Reeves Sings Sarah Vaughan Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Birch North Park Theatre Tickets: $65, $45, $35 Drawn to the rich and distinct sound of Sarah Vaughan, four-time Grammy® Award winner Dianne Reeves honors the great jazz legend that inspired her.

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Local author of ‘Secret Daughter’ Gamelan Festival 2011 to be held at Canyon Crest Academy to appear at The Book Works May 3 The Center for World Music and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles will present the Gamelan Festival 2011 on Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy, the first American high school to purchase a full Javanese gamelan and to enjoy year-round, weekly, on-campus instruction by a distinguished senior Javanese musician. With dancers and musicians from both San Diego and Los Angeles, and trained by two distinguished Indonesian artist directors (Pak Djoko Walujo and Pak Ade Suparman), five local gamelan groups will participate: a professional Sundanese gamelan degung (Kembang Sunda); a children’s Balinese gamelan angklung; the Javanese gamelan from San Diego State University; the Javanese gamelan from CSU San Marcos; and the high school Javanese gamelan from Canyon Crest Academy. The festival will celebrate the arrival and naming of the new Javanese gamelan at Canyon Crest Academy. For more information, visit

The Book Works will present author Shilpi Somaya Gowda on May 3 at 7 p.m. Gowda will read and discuss her novel “Secret Daughter,” recently released in paperback from William Morrow. Gowda’s presentation will be immediately followed by a book signing. This event is free to the public. “Secret Daughter” is a stunning tale that explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss and Shilpi Somaya belonging. Gowda deftly tells the story of two famiGowda lies, continents apart, who are inextricably bound to their love of one young girl. For more information about the author, please go to www.shilpi- The Book Works is located just east of I-5 at Via de la Valle: in the Flower Hill Mall, on the 2nd level, next to Pannikin. 2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014. (858) 755-3735.

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Geoff Relf and Gordon the Clam share memories with arts library BY JENNA JAY Contributor Gordon the Giant Clam with ESP (that’s extra-special powers, not extrasensory perception) might as well be San Diego’s mascot. Since the 1960s, Gordon has made cameo appearances in advertising pitches everywhere, but his La Jolla roots keep bringing him back to this land like lapping waves of the tide. The cartoon character is a figment of longtime La Jolla writer/illustrator Geoff Relf’s imagination. Gordon’s latest adventure (as told to Relf) springs to life in an upcoming children’s book, “Blue Planet Blues.� Relf’s first such work, “Blue Planet Blues,� sees Gordon traveling from the Indian Ocean to the West Coast of the United States, incorporating ecological information into the storyline. The book is still in the publishing process, but readers can catch a sneak peek of “Blue Planet Blues�

If you go What: Spring Quarter Exhibit at the UCSD Arts Library Where: West Wing of Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Dr. When: 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Sundays through May 31 Contact: (858) 534-3336 throughout the month of May at the UCSD Arts Library on the lower level in the West wing of Geisel Library, opening just in time for Earth Day on April 22. Along with Relf’s illustrations and bits of copy from the “Blue Planet Blues� publishing process, the Spring Quarter Exhibit also features several other memories on lend from Relf — including posters from advertising jobs, his late wife’s hot-fusion glass art, and even mementos from his time spent as a Naval Aviator in the Korean War. Relf’s display also depicts his deep-rooted in-

volvement with the San Diego community — through work with Hotel Del Coronado to a cover design he crafted for San Diego Magazine to his creation of UCSD’s “Explorer� publication, and much, much more. Not surprisingly, many of these artifacts also star Gordon the Giant Clam with ESP. Gordon is partly to credit for Relf snagging a job as the first ad agency account executive for Sea World in the 1960s. In an initial meeting for the job, Relf recalled, “I made the pitch about the fact that I had a consultant who knew

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everything about the marine world. It was actually a joke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very familiar, I mean heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really into the marine scene,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and they said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;His name is Gordon. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a giant clam and has ESP and consults to me with his ESP.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; They laughed like crazy, of course, because it was a gag and I was just using it, but they hired me.â&#x20AC;? What began as a lighthearted attempt at ecological humor blossomed into a longstanding theme for Relf, who has a background in marine science. Relf weaved Gordon into several of his projects through the years, including an ecology promotion for a major San Diego shopping center in the 1970s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I, back in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s, was well aware of the importance of ecological awareness,â&#x20AC;? Relf said. Using Gordon the Giant Clam as a vehicle for speaking out without forc-

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Magnificent, Epic & Sinister Faust sells his soul to the Devil and there’s hell to pay! Set in darkly magnificent Gothic Germany, this classic tale, told through gorgeous music, will sweep you up into a spinetingling night of opera. Production new to San Diego Opera


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April 21, 2011

Five North County gardens highlight Annual Memorial Beach Walk AAUW’s annual garden tour to be held in Del Mar May 21 On Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of AAUW will host its 15th annual garden tour, Through Garden Gates. It will feature five fabulous North County gardens of various sizes and styles. A magnificent 3-acre property in Rancho Santa Fe includes a beautiful large water lily-filled pond fed by a cascading waterfall, over 150 roses spread throughout the gardens, and striking garden sculptures strategically placed among a wide variety of trees, perennials and blooming shrubs. At their home in Carlsbad, the owners of the Proven Winners line of garden plants have created a virtual demonstration garden filled with lively color and mainly low-water-use plants, including multi-textured succulents and blooming perennials; plants from the Proven Winners line will be available for purchase in this lovely garden on the day of the tour. As a native Californian, gardener and surfer Laird Plumleigh draws on natural forms from his garden or the nearby Pacific Ocean for his popular ceramics and tiles: beach stones, kelp, shells, sea life, cacti and succulents. His 1-acre garden in Leucadia reflects his interest in both palms and succulents, blending a wide variety of plants with ceramics, garden sculpture, mosaics and Craftsman architecture. His studio will be open during the tour and tiles and succulents will be for sale. Two gardens in Cardiff serve as excellent examples of the artful transformation of typical small Southern California yards dominated by lawn and shrubs into attractive water-wise landscapes filled with inter-

The American Association of University Women Del Mar Leucadia branch garden tour fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 7.

esting succulents, grasses and native and Mediterranean perennials and trees. Tour tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. Hosted by American Association of University Women, Del MarLeucadia. Sales of tickets, plants and delightful garden art and tiles will benefit Tech Trek math and science camp for girls at UC San Diego and other women’s education programs. For information and tickets, call 760-603-9287 or e-mail Tickets are also available at The Book Works in Flower Hill Mall, 2670 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, and Weidner’s Gardens, 695 Normandy Rd., Encinitas.

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mouth and back. A van will be available at 29th St. for one-way walkers. “The walk was initiated to honor the memory of the late Jerry Finnell, a former City Councilman and DMCC board member, but it also serves to remember all our loved ones,” said Chris Engelbrecht, chair. “Participants are reminded to bring chairs, hats, sunscreen and water, if desired. “Canine friends on a leash are welcome,” Engelbrecht said. Del Mar Community Connection teeshirts will be available for purchase. Cost for walk participants is $25 for adults, $15 for children. To register call 858-792-7565 or online at or at the event.

Tickets are now available for CCA’s ‘Big Top’ fundraiser ‘Cirque du CCA’ Join Canyon Crest Academy families, friends and the community “under the Big Top” for Canyon Crest Academy’s 6th annual fundraising event, Cirque du CCA, at Anthology on Friday, May 20, from 6 – 10 p.m. This year’s event will feature a unique, one-time only dramatic presentation of circus acts and street entertainment produced and performed by CCA’s award winning Envision & Conservatory students. Accompanying our “three-ring” entertainment will be a sensational silent auction, scrumptious “FairBites” cuisine, and dancing to the internationallyacclaimed Eve Selis Band. Winners of the “$50K for CCA College Fund Raffle” drawing will be announced from the “Center Ring.” Tickets are $50 per person, plus limited reserved VIP tables at $450/table, and can be purchased on line at All profits from this event will directly benefit the students at Canyon Crest Academy. Auction items and underwriters are still needed for this event. Please contact Loraine Dyson, VP of fundraising at 619-7081821 or email for more information on tickets or how you can help with your tax-deductible donation. The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a nonprofit, parent volunteer organization dedicated to realizing CCA’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer and community support. For more information on Canyon Crest academy, visit

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Pug Rescue of San Diego celebrates 20th anniversary with ‘Emerald City’- Themed Pug Party on May 7 in Del Mar To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Pug Rescue of San Diego hosts its annual May Pug Party on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Del Mar Fairground’s Infield Pavilion. This year’s theme is “The Emerald City - There’s No Place Like Home,” commemorating 20 years of giving pugs loving homes. The Pug Party is the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year and the largest gathering of Pugs on the West Coast. Pugs and their loving owners are encouraged to dress according to the Wizard of Oz theme and will enjoy activities such as a paw reading booth, faux hot air balloon wagon ride, a tail painting booth, and a yellow brick road game for children and adults alike. Pugs can enter various competitions including a wet t-shirt contest, cupcake chomp eating contest, costume themed contests, the most distinguished senior Pug contest, and a raffle with more than 20 gift baskets. Also, Pug Rescue’s own Pug Boutique will feature fun and fabulous pug-centric gifts and many dog-friendly vendors from throughout Southern California will be in attendance. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event and are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. All proceeds will go to Pug Rescue of San Diego in support of its mission to rescue abandoned or neglected Pugs, ensure they receive needed medical attention, and place them in permanent, loving homes. Several Pugs available for adoption will also be attending this celebration. Guests interested in adopting a Pug from the organization are encouraged to fill out an application in advance on Pug Rescue’s website: To adopt a Pug, volunteer or learn more about Pug Rescue of San Diego County, visit or call 619-685-3580. Join other San Diego Pugs and their parents online on Twitter (@pugsandiego) and Facebook: Pug Rescue of San Diego County.

Jake’s Del Mar announces March Educator of the Month honorees Jake’s Del Mar, a landmark beachfront dining experience, has announced its March Educator of the Month honorees. Jake’s Educator of the Month program, established in 1990, recognizes outstanding educators and faculty from schools in the North County communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. Each winner receives a $40 gift certificate to dine at Jake’s Del Mar. These honorees include: Thalia Ormsby (Ashley Falls School), Kelly Hoover (Carmel Del Mar

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May Day Garden Party fundraiser to be held at the Powerhouse A May Day Garden Party will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Del Mar Powerhouse (1658 Coast Blvd.). The event is sponsored by the Del Mar Garden Club and Friends of the Powerhouse to raise money for the Bill Teague Memorial Garden at the Beach Safety Center in Del Mar. The event will include brunch, a plant sale, silent auction, raffle and live music. For more information, visit Friendsofthepowerhouse. org or call 858-792-6406.

Del Mar Foundation to present May 6 concert featuring bluegrass band The Del Mar Foundation and the San Diego Bluegrass Society recently announced the San Diego debut of the bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, in a special performance. The concert will be held in the intimate, oceanfront venue of the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Boulevard, on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Frank Solivan, formerly the mandolinist with the U.S. Navy’s bluegrass band, Country Currents, now fronts his own band, recognized by Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine as ranking among the “buzz” bluegrass bands on the scene today. The band has “the energy of a hardcore traditional band with a more modern and contemporary folk-influenced sound” (Vintage Guitar Magazine). Tickets are $15 per person (advance), $18 (door) and are available online at

High school musicians to join May 1 concert of Coastal Communities Band Talented high school musicians will participate with members of the Coastal Communities Concert Band at a “Salute to Young Musicians” performance May 1 at San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas. Selected by directors from four San Dieguito Union High School District bands, the young musicians will join some 85 adult members of the Coastal Communities Concert Band in a program of popular music. One music scholarship of $1,500 and four music scholarships of $750 each will be awarded during the 2 p.m. concert. For more information, visit or call 760 436-6137.


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Grauer School presents compelling To Your Health: presentation of African tribal life Prevent prescription drug dangers In the continuing series of “Great Conversations” commemorating the 20th anniversary of The Grauer School, the school will feature a joint presentation on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall on campus by professional photographer John Rowe and Lale Labuko, a native of the Kara Tribe in the Omo Valley of Southwest Ethiopia. The captivating evening, will tell the story of the tribal people and ancient culture of this remote region and Lale’s struggle to rescue children from certain death based on the customs known as “Mingi,” the state of being impure or “ritually polluted”. John Rowe is a world-renowned photographer who has been working for the past six years in the Omo Valley. Lale Labuko is the founder of an organization that provides care and shelter for “rescued” children. Lale is the first member of his tribe to speak English and the only person to fly in an airplane or visit America. Event attendees will learn the compelling story of Lale’s struggle to save children of the region from certain death based on the customs known as “Mingi” the state of being impure or “ritually polluted”. Lale is making a new life for children who would otherwise have no chance of survival. John Rowe will be showing some of his captivating photographs from the tribes of the Omo Valley and will discuss the techniques and challenges of photography in such a difficult

Kara tribe members of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Photo/ John Rowe.

environment. Lale will also share his own amazing story of courage and determination growing up in Ethiopia. As a 9-year-old boy he walked great distances in the desert to be the first from the Kara Tribe to attend school. Lale then returned to his village to educate his people and save lives in a place National Geographic Magazine, March 2010 called “The Last Frontier” in Africa. His story describes the reality of tribal conflict, primitive beliefs and two men’s’ desire to help the children of the region survive and become leaders of tomorrow. To learn more about The Grauer School experience, or the “Great Conversation” series, visit www.grauerschool. com or call 760-944-6777. A $10 donation to defray the costs of the presentation will be accepted at the door.

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BY HARMINDER SIKAND, clinical director of pharmacy with Scripps Health When was the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? If you can’t remember, chances are you have expired or unused prescription medications on hand – and that can be dangerous if you have children or other adults in the home who may have access to these drugs. While prescription medications can be invaluable in treating and preventing illness, they must be used with care. The use of these drugs in a way that is not intended by the prescribing physician is a growing problem that takes various forms, such as obtaining drugs without a prescription, using someone else’s prescription, or obtaining multiple prescriptions for the same drug from several physicians. Prescription drug abuse prevention starts with ensuring medications don’t get into the wrong hands. Avoid transferring drugs into containers labeled for other medications – for example, don’t put prescription muscle relaxants in an old aspirin bottle. Someone may mistakenly take the prescription medication when they really just needed an over-the-counter pain reliever. Keep track of your prescriptions and the quantities you should have on hand, as well as the number of refills available. Make sure you are the only one authorized by your pharmacy to order and pick up refills. Store medications in a safe area inaccessible to others, and be sure that your “secret” hiding places are truly secret and not easily discovered with a bit of snooping. Better yet, keep them in a locked tackle-type box. Talk to your children about abuse of pills, just as you talk to them about the dangers of alcohol or other drug use. Never share medications with friends or family, even if they have the same symptoms. Many conditions have similar symptoms but require very different treatment. Only a physician can diagnose and prescribe medications. Moreover, sharing prescription medications is illegal and can result in fines or jail time. Even if they’re not abused, prescriptions can pose a risk if they are expired or damaged. All prescription drugs have an expiration date on the label; after that, they can break down and change, rendering them ineffective, harmful, or in some cases deadly. The commonly prescribed antibiotic tetracycline, for example, can cause a deadly skin infection if taken after it expires. Inven-

tory medicines every six months and dispose of medications that lack clearly marked expiration dates. Also dispose of any medications that are discolored, separated, crumbly, or powdery – even if they haven’t yet expired. However, don’t just toss old or unused medications – it is easy for children and pets to get to them before you take out the trash, and for other people to find them in Dumpsters or collection sites. Nor should medications be flushed down the toilet; they can affect the water supply and be ingested by the public, as well as harm natural aquatic habitats. Instead, remove drugs from their original containers, crush them, and then mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds, cayenne pepper or kitty litter. This makes the medication less appealing to children and pets, and unrecognizable to people who may search through your trash. You can also take unwanted medications to your pharmacy for proper disposal, or to secure drop boxes at Sheriff’s Department sites. They will ensure medications are disposed of according to state and federal laws. On Saturday, April 30, Scripps will be collecting unwanted and expired medications as part of the countywide Prescription Take Back Day. You can drop off your medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at any of the following Scripps locations: •Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad 2176 Salk Ave., Carlsbad •Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo 15004 Innovation Drive, San Diego •Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas •Scripps Green Hospital 10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla •Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista 435 H Street, Chula Vista Can’t make it on April 30? The San Diego Sheriff’s Department offers 23 locations in the community where the public can drop off unused drugs for proper disposal anytime of year. Visit, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department website to find a location near you. Harminder Sikand is a clinical director of pharmacy with Scripps Health. “To Your Health” is brought to you by the physicians and staff at Scripps Health. For a physician referral, please visit www. or call 1-800-SCRIPPS.


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Earth Day at Torrey Pines Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve welcomed more than 120 volunteers on April 16 to weed out invasives, prune overgrowth and replace a worn rope fence. Native plants and endangered nesting birds both gained from the volunteersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts as 187 loads of weeds were hauled away and 500 yards of new rope replaced the aging, frayed fence that protects the Los Penasquitos Lagoon Preserve. Volunteers also pruned the walkway and parking lot island edges and swept sand away from curbs, improving the aesthetics for Reserve visitors. The work day was funded by the California State Parks Foundation. (Top) Parks employees (L to R) Jake Mumma, Louis Sands, Torrey Pines Docent trainee Ernesto Fresquez and a Scripps Assist volunteer with a truckload bound for the greens dumpster. (Inset) Torrey Pines Docents Steve Rose (Solana Beach) and Sheldon Krueger (Del Mar) make final adjustments on the new fence. Photos/Diane Greening

The Gym in Del Mar to hold anniversary celebration The Gym in Del Mar is celebrating its two-year anniversary on Saturday, April 30. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll commemorate the milestone with an event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ALl community members are invited to join in the festivities and take advantage of exclusive membership and personal training specials. Throughout the party guests can participate in free personal training sessions and group fitness classes and the Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Klub will also be free to attendees. The Gym in Del Mar is a family-owned and operated business that has grown to more than 800 members over the past two years. They recently introduced Nick Reyes as the new personal training director. The Gym in Del Mar offers personal training programs customized to each client, as well as an array of the latest group classes and cardio and weight equipment, and a brand new basketball court. They also offer a free five-day trial membership to any local resident. For more information, visit The Gym in Del Mar is located at 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 115, Del Mar, CA 92014; (858) 755-0496.

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Theaters join to present one-woman show about health care BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Contributor Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nobody quite like Anna Deveare Smith, an award-winning actress/playwright who creates unforgettable performances by channeling the essence of real people caught up in contemporary crises. Alone onstage, she gives vibrant, theatrical substance to multiple points of view. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Documentary theaterâ&#x20AC;? is a cold way of describing the experience she shares with her audience. As Bill Moyers, who interviewed her on his television Journal, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;She turns a houseful of strangers into an intimate community.â&#x20AC;? As Smith herself said, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in search of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;spooky truth.â&#x20AC;? Her latest project, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Down Easy,â&#x20AC;? deals with the current health care conundrum, and presents 20 characters chosen from some 300 people she interviewed during an 8-year period, including doctors and patients, athletes and actors, and a broad range of winners and losers in the game of Life and Death. The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s origins go back to 2000, when Smith was invited to the Yale School

Acclaimed actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith plays 20 characters in the Second Stage production of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Let Me Down Easy,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego RePertory Theatre, in association with Vantage Theatre.

If you go What: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Down Easy,â&#x20AC;? one-woman show conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith When: Matinees, evenings; April 27-May 15 Where: Lyceum Stage, San Diego REPertory Theatre Horton Plaza Tickets: From $39 Box Office: (619) 544-1000 Website: Related events: Pre- and post-show discussions with community leaders about health care issues. See website for details. of Medicine to create a performance about how patients

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Professor made her realize how much more could be revealed of the ways we take of ourselves and each other. This is not just a show about health care. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fascinating look at particular bodies and spirits, and like all of Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the importance of paying attention to what people say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Down Easyâ&#x20AC;? comes to us thanks to a grand collaboration of theaters: locally, San Diego REP, La Jolla Playhouse, and Vantage Theatre, and further away, Second Stage in New York, where the current version of the show originated, and Arena Stage in Washington D.C., which launched this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national tour. Vantage, the smallest of the theaters, started the local ball rolling. Artistic director Dori Salois (a longtime La Jolla resident who is active in the health care community) had known Smith way back when. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were actors together, in a show off-off-Broadway, where we had to do speeches about our experiences in theater. Anna did an interview with a casting director that even then showed what a powerhouse she was. Later on, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You should produce me!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I always thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Someday!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? When Salois saw â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Down Easyâ&#x20AC;? in New York, she knew the day had come. She went to Sam Woodhouse, artistic director of the REP, who could fit the show into his season, but not his budget. So he went to Christopher Ashley, artistic director of La Jolla Playhouse. Within a week, discussions were underway. Woodhouse said the collaboration has been complex, but rewarding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an extremely provocative and important piece of American theater, and with a little help from our friends, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to bring it here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve

Anna Deveare Smith as a rodeo rider in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Let Me Down Easy.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS always been interested in partnerships, they are a smart, synergistic way to do business.â&#x20AC;? Chris Ashley agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every show weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing this season is in partnership with a different organization. We think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the key to making San Diego an arts destination, and I jumped at the chance to work with Anna again.â&#x20AC;? Ashley had directed Smith in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fires in the Mirror,â&#x20AC;? her 1992 piece about the explosion of racial tension in a Black and Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood that won him an award for Outstanding Direction, and the play an Obie award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Down Easyâ&#x20AC;? is Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest addition to

her series of plays exploring the American character, which also includes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992â&#x20AC;? about the riots after the beating of Rodney King. She has written books and articles, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been featured in films like â&#x20AC;&#x153;The American Presidentâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Human Stain,â&#x20AC;? and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had major television roles in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nurse Jackieâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The West Wing,â&#x20AC;? but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her work in theater that has won her the most acclaim, including a MacArthur â&#x20AC;&#x153;geniusâ&#x20AC;? grant. Like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twilightâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fires in the Mirror,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Down Easyâ&#x20AC;? will eventually be aired on PBS-TV. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like seeing true genius, live and in person, onstage.

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■ 3702 Via de la Valle, Del Mar ■ (858) 523-0007 ■ ■ The Vibe: Casual, elegant

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■ Signature Dish: Cabernet Braised Prime Beef Shortribs

■ Take Out: No

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■ Happy Hour: No ■ Hours: Sushi/bar 5 p.m. daily ■ Hours: Main dining 5:30 p.m. daily

The Farmers Market Vegetable Tasting consists of spring pea tortellini, fennel-tomato ragout, chanterelle mushrooms and tomato tart. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

To Market, To Market, where the chic and savory menu changes each day BY KELLEY CARLSON very day offers a fresh experience at Market Restaurant, with its everchanging menu and locally bought ingredients. “Our commitment is to doing great food every day, 365 days a year,” said chef/owner Carl Schroeder. The restaurant acquires produce and seafood from farmers markets and fishermen daily, and from local sites such as Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe and Valdivia Farms in Carlsbad. And the menu never has a chance to become stale — Schroeder diversifies his offerings on a day-to-day basis. One constant is the restaurant’s signature dish, Cabernet Braised Prime Beef Shortribs, although some of the sides vary. Recently, the item was served with spring peas, Forest Mushroom Roast, asparagus and onion-potato purée. The beef shortribs are among Schroeder’s favorites, along with the soups, including Thai Carrot Soup and Local Asparagus Soup & Truffled Grilled Cheese. Additional entrees on the menu may feature items such as Prime Ribeye Cap Pavé & Potato Gnocchi, the Miso Glazed Double Jidori Chicken Breast and Farmers’ Market Vegetable Tasting. Save room for dessert — there


The dining room includes earthy tones of sage and persimmon color on the walls and stylish, chocolate-color folio chairs.

Raw fish, to be prepared by sushi chef Syd Marshal, is on display.

On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Click ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Market’s Point Reyes Blue Cheese Souffle and Satsuma Tangerines are S’mores, Apple Turnovers, Meyer Lemon-Rhubarb Crepes, ice cream, artisanal cheeses and more. Guests who want to try a little of everything can order from the tasting menu, where they can select one item in each of four categories, usually a starter, two entrees and a dessert. The cost is $68 per person, and is an additional $39 with wine pairings. About 70 people can be accommodated in the main dining room, which radiates warmth with earth-toned colors like persimmon and chocolate. The aptly named Red Room, which Schroeder recommends for its intimacy and better acoustics, can seat some 30 guests. The dining areas open at 5:30 p.m. daily, and Schroeder said it’s best

to have reservations most days. “We don’t aggressively seat; we space our seating,” he said. However, reservations are not necessary in the 40-seat sushi/bar area, which begins service at 5 p.m. There are a couple of TVs to entertain guests, who may sit on bar stools or at candle-lit tables, and there are dimly lit paintings on the wall. The full restaurant menu is available, along with sushi, sashimi, and rolls such as Red Dragon (eel, cucumber, avocado, layered spicy tuna and teriyaki) and the signature Market (tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, jalapeño, yellowtail and chili aioli). And there are plenty of drink options for restaurant customers, from wine and beer, to sake, bourbon, brandy and specialty drinks, such as the Strawberry-Basil Lemon Drop and Cucumber Gimlet. For the best Market experience, Schroeder recommends pairing wine with food. “By talking to the servers and the sommelier (Brian Donegan), there are a lot of different resources,” he said. Eventually, Schroeder plans to hold two to three wine dinners each year. The first one will be “a trip through Italy,” featuring regional Italian dishes with Market’s flair. The date is yet to be announced.


April 21, 2011


Celebrate the life of Alex Capozza and raise funds for the Jenna Druck Center at tennis social/barbecue In the aftermath of their tragic loss, Alex Capozza’s family sought help from Dr. Ken Druck and the Jenna Druck center. The center has provided a lifeline of support for Viv, Mike and Anika, as they have for thousands of bereaved families in our community since 1996. To “pay it forward” and insure that families continue to receive support from The Jenna Druck center’s award-winning Families Helping Families program, Viv and Mike Capozza request the honor of your presence at the “2nd Annual Alex Capozza Tennis Social.” The Pacific Athletic Club and four other North County tennis clubs are hosting the Tennis Social on May 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. You will have the option to play at PAC, Morgan Run Country Club, Del Mar Country Club or Rancho Valencia Resort. Individual sign-ups are OK, no partner needed. Wear your favorite white tennis outfit. The event will also include a BBQ party at the Pacific Athletic Center with “Atomic Groove” (alcohol free). Wear something “angel white” and party to “Atomic Groove.” The event will include barbecue, refreshments, prizes, dancing, auction items and tons of alcohol-free fun for everyone! The barbecue will be held the same day, May 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the Pacific Athletic Club. Cost: $75/ Tennis, $75/ Party or $125/ Tennis & BBQ . Party — kids age 10 years or under /$25. Contact: Tom Shea at 858-509-1991, ext. 265 or to sign up or for more information. Tax Deductable Donation: Tax ID # 33-0710484.

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Christopher Estrella, of CStarproductionz, is back in action and planning his most excitng event of the year: “Thriller” on June 25 at the San Diego Fair. He invites all former zombies, and wanna-be zombies, to come join the fun. Learn the moves for the event at his free classes, which are offered throughout the city, including Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach on Tuesdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (111 S. Sierra). “Anyone can learn the dance” says Estrella, “ It doesn’t matter what age or dance experience.” Estrella, a trained dancer and choreographer, will also be posting “Thilller” dance lessons on his website so people can practice at home. An added bonus is each performer is given free entrance to the fair. If you cannot make the Thriller at the fair event, Estrella suggests learning the dance anyway so you can join in future events he has planned. Go to his website to find out schedules and locations of free “Thriller” classes taught in your area at www.cstarproductionz. com.

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Piazza Carmel Easter Eggstravaganza Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley held a festive Easter Eggstravaganza on April 16. The event included photos, activities, prizes and, of course, the Easter bunny (not to mention a llama!). Photos/Jon Clark Adam Tran with the Easter Bunny at Piazza Carmel

The children loved the dance contest.

Donna and Megan Mansukhani

Summer Newton feeds Naysa the llama.

Natalie and Jacob Kazlauskas show off their airbrushed tattoos.

Parise Mason and Addison Okerberg like watching the bunnies in the petting zoo.

Linda Leong takes a step back from Naysa the llama, a favorite at the petting zoo.

Sarah Loddy pets a duck in the petting zoo.

Ryder and Maryanne Jackson

Colin Duong with the Easter Bunny at Piazza Carmel

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

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

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

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Accomplished registered dietician offers healthy kids cooking class BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Valley registered dietician Jodie Block knows a secret or two about sneaking healthy fruits and vegetables into kid staples like cookies and pastaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than willing to share. Block will be serving up her Healthy Food Revolution Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking Class at Ocean Air Recreation Center from April 25 through June 13. The classes will be offered on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Children will make healthy options such as rainbow fruit kabobs and yogurt, smoothies from organic milk and strawberries, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bran Scamâ&#x20AC;? cookies with minimal butter, and mac and cheese made from whole grain pasta with cauliflower and carrots snuck in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids love it,â&#x20AC;? Block said of the magic mac and cheese that she has served to her two children for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This class helps kids to realize how important and how good it feels to eat healthy so they can continue those healthy eating habits their whole life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all while having fun in the kitchen.â&#x20AC;? A native New Yorker, Block made a name for herself in New York City with a very busy schedule. She ran her own practice and worked part-time at New York Hospital doing outpatient work with high-risk obstetrics cases. Additionally, she worked at several health clubs, gave lectures, taught weight-loss programs at the hospital and for Wall Street corporations. She was often called in as a nutrition expert on radio shows and did public relations interviews for New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was often 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. days, obviously before children,â&#x20AC;? Block said. Her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job took her and the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two children from Manhattan to London to New Jersey and finally San Diego five years ago. Like her recipes, Block put her â&#x20AC;&#x153;sneaky kids nutritionâ&#x20AC;? and cooking classes together from scratch two years ago af-


ter her daughter had finished kindergarten and Block decided to get back to work. In addition to preparing their own healthy food, the seven-week session teaches kids about nutrition in a fun way. Through games and slide shows, the kids learn about mindful eating, portions, the food pyramid and the basics of food. Kids learn about what makes up a healthy plate, foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose for health and where it comes fromâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;did it come from a machine or is it naturally made? In their cooking, Block finds a way to get fruits or vegetables into every recipe. Fruits and vegetables are not always kid-favorites but Block said they can hardRegistered dietician ly taste the difference of the vegJodie Block is offering a gies pureed into their pasta sauce healthy kids cooking or the apples mixed into their class at Ocean Air cookies. Recreation Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents have told me that the food is very high end and that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re impressed by what we make,â&#x20AC;? Block said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten lots of great feedback.â&#x20AC;? She hopes to send a message home that kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; diets should include the fruits, vegetables, grains and the complex carbohydrates that they need to grow. Block said parents can get scared off by â&#x20AC;&#x153;badâ&#x20AC;? carbs but a little rice, pasta or sweet potato is a good option to include on kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plates. In addition to her kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class, Block also teaches a weight loss program for adults at Ocean Air Recreation Cen-



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ter on Mondays at 7 p.m., also starting on April 25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I specialize in permanent weight loss,â&#x20AC;? Block said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I help modify and tweak their habits a little bit so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dieting.â&#x20AC;? Block will also get a little bit busier in June when she is launching a blog alongside experts in fitness and psychology targeting parents of children with special needs called the Blockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services are also available for one-on-one treatment, corporate groups or small groups. E-mail her at or find her on facebook under The Health Institute of Nutrition. To register for the Ocean Air Recreation classes, call (858) 552-1689 or visit the center at 4770 Fairport Way.

Pups & Peeps fashion show to benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center Morgan Run Club & Resort will present a Pups & Peeps Fashion Show to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Check out the latest fashions trends for you and your pooch from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The event will feature canine fashions from Muttropolis, as well as fashions for You from Safarlou Boutique. For $25 per person, enjoy an assortment of appetizers, champagne, pupcakes and cupcakes, as well as a goody-bag for your dog. The event will feature several dogs available for adoption from Helen Woodward and 15 percent of all proceeds collected will go directly to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Celebrity dogs, Q-Tip and Truffles will be in attendance to model the latest doggie fashions. Nancy Stanley will be in attendance signing her book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pillow With A Heartbeat: The Heartwarming Tale of a Little Dog Who Find His Big Purpose.â&#x20AC;? So bring along your furry friend for an afternoon of â&#x20AC;&#x153;doggoneâ&#x20AC;? fun. Reservations recommended. (858) 756-2471 or Morgan Run Club & Resort is located at 5690 Cancha De Golf in Rancho Santa Fe.

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Happy Easter 2011

Easter celebrations to be held at Rancho Valencia Enjoy an Easter Mimosa Brunch at Rancho Valencia on Sunday, April 24, featuring a spectacular buffet with something delicious for everyone. Live music, an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny and other fun activities will make this Easter memorable for all. Brunch will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rancho Valencia, an Auberge Resort, is located at 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe. Mimosa Brunch: $75 ++ per adult, $25 ++ per child (11 & under). Reservations required. Call 858-759-6216;

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

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Easter bonnets, lillies and Rancho Valencia’s Easter Mimosa Brunch— a sumptuous buffet featuring egg dishes of every variety, pancake and waffle station, chilled seafood, beautifully prepared local produce, charcuterie and carving station, house-made breads and sweets, and more! Easter egg hunt with the Easter bunny, face painting, bounce house and live music, too! $75 adult; $25 kids 11 and under Before tax, gratuities and addl. beverages

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April 21, 2011

V’s blends barbershop experience with salon-quality services BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer When Del Mar resident Scott McDaniel was in grade school, he sported a haircut he dubbed “the Texas banker” because it was “neat, short, with sideburns and little dippitty-do.” As the son of a small-town Texan, it was fitting — but what stands out in his mind even more than that haircut is the time he spent with his father inside the barbershop. “Every Saturday we’d go down to the same shop and see the same guy,” he recalls. “It was a tradition Dad and I shared. It was our time.” Many years later McDaniel was on business in Phoenix when he happened upon a V’s Barbershop and “suddenly the rush of those childhood memories in the barbershop washed over me.” “I came back home and started looking for that same barbershop experience, but I couldn’t find it anywhere.” That fruitless search inspired him to start his own V’s Barbershop, which just opened in Del Mar last week. The national chain, which has 18 locations either open or in the works, was launched in 1999 by founder and CEO Jim Valenzuela. “I was going to my wife’s salon, where I’d pick up a ‘Cosmo’ to read because that’s all they had, and I’d pay 60 bucks for a haircut

even though I don’t have enough hair to charge that much,” Valenzuela said. Why, he wondered, was there not a place where men could get salon-quality services in a classic barbershop environment. Thus, the birth of V’s Barbershop, a place where men can get pampered without the frill. Most haircuts run about $25, and men can also get straightedge razor shaves done with hot lather, neck and scalp massages, mustache and beard trimming, and even mask treatments. “This may be the only place you can get a facial and still feel manly,” Valenzuela joked. The shop also features a small retail area with a handful of high-end hair and shaving products. “I opened this shop in Del Mar because I felt there was a real need for it,” McDaniel said. “This shop is a place where men can come get a quality haircut and shave in an environment where they feel comfortable. I also hope that his shop becomes a place where other men and their sons can come and start their own father-son tradition.” V’s Barbershop is located at 2683 Via de la Valle, suite H. V’s Del Mar business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit locations/del-mar or call (858) 481-4321.

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Barbershop quartet Added Attraction — featuring Ken Baker, lead; Don Saba, tenor, Jim Watt, bass; and Kerry Witkin, baritone — entertained at the grand opening.

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The interior of V’s Barbershop features rich wood and historic photos of the Del Mar Racetrack

Unitarians welcome community to ‘Dare to Dream’ fundraiser BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD Staff Writer “Dare to Dream,” the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito’s annual fundraiser, is slated for Saturday, May 7. The free event kicks off with a silent auction from 5-6:30 p.m., during which neighbors can browse the prizes while enjoying live music and wine tastings at $3 a glass. The live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and there will also be food and childcare on site. This year’s theme, “Dare to Dream,” reflects the congregation’s mission of working toward a future that promotes healing, wholeness, and love by being a positive voice in the community. “Part of the reason we host this event is to introduce the community to what we’re about and invite them to our campus,” said Solana Beach

‘Dare to Dream’ by Linda Luisi resident Judy Sherman, who is cochair of this event with Betsy Gilpin. “Our campus is several acres of beautiful, natural chaparral, but because

we’re tucked away, you can live here your whole life and never see it. We very much want the community to come enjoy it, and we welcome ev-

eryone.” She means that quite literally. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is a non-creedal congregation, meaning it includes everyone regardless of religion, race, gender or sexual orientation. It has about 300 members, including people from a wide spectrum of faiths and lifestyles, making for a unique tapestry of beliefs and cultures, added Judy’s husband John, who sits on the stewardship committee, which oversees this event. “What’s also great is that almost everything we do is on a volunteer basis, so despite the fact that we’re all coming from different walks of life, we all come together and give what we can to make this happen.” For example, John was able to use his membership at Morgan Run Club & Resort to get a golf package, which will be auctioned off, and Judy

has agreed to host a Texas chuckwagon dinner and Texas hold ‘em poker game at her home for the highest bidder. The money raised from this fundraiser will go toward supporting the congregation and its volunteer efforts, which include building homes in Mexico, supporting the Monarch project for homeless teens, and providing food, materials, and volunteers for the Community Resource Center in Encinitas. “I hope the community will come out and get to know us through this event,” John said. “I think they’ll like us and want to come back again.” The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is located at 1036 Solana Dr. in Solana Beach. For more information and to view a full catalog of auction items up for bid, visit


April 21, 2011


Pantry purging: It’s time to spring-clean your kitchen The Kitchen Shrink

BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN Contributor ‘Tis the season for spring-cleaning including purging your pantry and fridge. On a recent trip to my childhood home in Toronto, I offered to help my mom organize her pantry. To my horror, I found cans bulging with botulism (that should have been marked with skull and crossbones), vintage Campbell’s Soup cans that belonged in the Smithsonian, and assorted dried goods with expiration dates from the “All in the Family” era. I also came across spices imported from countries that have since changed their names, and cat food from the days of Spanky who’s been dead for 20 years. Here’s a primer on how to make sure that only healthy edibles survive your spring-cleaning. Soup: Cans have a long shelf life, at least a year or

two, but usually have an expiration date, same with dried and frozen packages. If the date is still good, but the can is dented or bulging, the powder is clumping or the frozen package looks freezer burned, then this takes precedence over the date. Toss it. Oils: All oils should be stored in dark, cool places away from any heat source. Best place is the refrigerator, even for olive oil that tends to get murky when chilled, but will return to its lovely golden liquid once at room temperature. High in monounsaturated fats, olive oil will keep in the fridge for about a year, half as long if stored in a pantry. Corn, peanut and other veggie oils are pretty hardy, and will last for a year if unopened. Once opened, their shelf life shrinks to 4 to 6 months. Walnut, flaxseed and sesame oils are more delicate, but keeping them in the fridge will extend the shelf life to two months. Where possible buy tinted glass bottles to prevent oxidation. Herbs & Spices: These never spoil, they just lose their oomph. Your olfactory and taste buds will be the judge whether the spice jars need to be 86ed.

Spring’s an ideal to clean the pantry. (COURTESY PHOTO) Whole spices including peppercorns, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom tend to hold their potency longer than ground ones, while leafy herbs are the most delicate, losing their flavor and aroma fastest. Store herbs and spices in airtight containers in a cool, dry place. The whole spices should last 4 years, ground ones 2 to 3, while herbs 1 or 2 years. Chocolate: This beloved food of the Gods, particularly the cocoa bean, has been blessed with flavonoids that ward off oxidation, the cause of spoilage. The higher the milk content, the quicker it turns. Since refrigeration tends to give those marvelous morsels a white film, store in a cool, dry place.

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Consume milk chocolate within a year, semisweet within 18 months, and super-dark within 24 months (if temptation will even allow such lengthy storage). Flour & Sugar: Flour makes a great nosh for Flour Weevils, so store in an airtight container, fridge or freezer to prevent infestation. Unopened bags of white flour have a shelf life of a year, opened ones 6 to 8 months, while wholewheat flour is slightly more perishable, and should be refrigerated. Unopened bags also last a year,

opened ones 6 months. Sugar has a long life, especially white granulated and powdered Confectioner’s; unopened bags last about 2 years when stored in a cool, dry place. Brown sugar is more perishable with a 6-month shelf life. Since exposure to air hardens brown sugar, store in an airtight container in a cool, moist spot. This sugar should not be refrigerated, but can be frozen. If the brown sugar loses its natural moisture and hardens, just heat in a 250-degree oven until it softens, and use immediately. Nuts: These are rich in heart-healthy oils that quickly become rancid or stale unless they are stored properly. Nuts in the shell have a longer shelf life than shelled ones, and when stored in airtight containers in a cool, dark place they will maintain their integrity for about four months. Best to store shelled nuts in the refrigerator or freezer in moisture-proof containers, which should

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North Shore says thanks


olunteers, managers, coaches and sponsors gathered at Tio Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Carmel Valley for the North Shore Girls Softball Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volunteer Appreciation Night on April 17. The gathering celebrated another successful softball season and paid tribute to the league volunteers.

Christi and Chuck Miyahira, Dave and Shelly Vandertie

Doug Rafner, Mike and Pam Moreno

Tim and Cathy Scheg, Jim Jones

Cristina Rusconi, Ulisse Vicinanza

Sandy and John McIntyre

Jen Muller and North Shore President Kent Zapata

Kelli and Fred Kaelber

Cindy and Scott Builmette

Cathy and Andrew Dewey

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Alanna Jones, Wendi Ramsayer

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North Shore Vice President Tom Joas with Cristina Rusconi and Ulisse Vicinanza

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April 21, 2011

Enjoy an evening of sun, fun and food at Del Mar Rotary Club’s annual Sunset Soiree

Sheri Fox and Jon Rawlinson

Local eco-artists and Trios Gallery featured on NBC Cardiff artists Sheri Fox and Jon Rawlinson were selected as the subjects for an NBC Earth Day segment celebrating recycling and the use of salvaged materials. Both artists are welders who create artwork from scrap steel. The “Wacky Welders” segment will air locally on NBC stations on April 22 at 4 p.m. The segment will be followed by a party and artist demo the next day at Trios Gallery. The gallery event is free and open to the public on Saturday, April 23, from 4-7 p.m. Trios Gallery is featuring works by Jon Rawlinson and many other artists San Diego artists who create art and furniture from salvaged materials. Assemblage artist Rich Walker will be on hand throughout the event demonstrating his technique. Also on exhibit are large bell sculptures made from oxygen tanks and other found objects, an outdoor sculpture made with transmission parts and metal tools, and furniture built from salvaged plywood. Gallery staff will also demonstrate how to make stamped copper bracelets from scraps of copper tubing. Trios Gallery is located at 404 North Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach across from the Cliff Street Bridge. Contact the gallery for more information by calling 858-793-6040, or visit

Everyone is welcome to the Rotary Club of Del Mar’s 7th Annual Sunset Soiree fundraiser to be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 5:308:30 p.m on the top level of the Del Mar Plaza, where the brilliant Pacific sunset is enjoyed by all in attendance. For the past six years, the combined total raised for the important service work of the Rotary Club of Del Mar is over $150,000. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000. Ticket prices have dropped to only $50, purchase yours today! There will be plenty of sun, fun, food and libations at the Sunset Soiree, a wine & cuisine tasting event. Wineries from Temecula and the Santa Ynez Valley region will offer tastings. Appetizers from local restaurants will be featured as well. The highlight of the evening includes the silent auction and a wonderful live auction. Varsity Strings, San Diego’s Intramural High School Music League Jazz Band, will provide the entertainment for the evening. For more information, please visit

Expert offers healthy cooking classes Peggy Korody is a registered dietitian and owner of RD4Health Nutrition Counseling, LLC in Rancho Santa Fe. She will hold the following classes at the Centers for a Healthy Lifestyle at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Look for the “Little Yellow Cottage” in the back. •Tuesday, April 26, 6-8 p.m. Spring fruits and veggies. Spring is in the air – she will explore what is available at local farmers’ markets and cook up some local veggies, such as purslane, which is rich in omega-3, edible bowl Mexican Salad, and more. The class will finish with a strawberry dessert using locally grown strawberries from Carlsbad. $49 (prepay by April 22 and receive a 10 percent discount).; (858) 401-9936. •Tuesday, May 24, 6-8 p.m. It’s time to grill! Learn to cook salmon on a cedar plank, Jamaican rum chicken with mango salsa, and grilled potato salad with blue cheese vinaigrette, grilled veggies. The dessert, peach halves, will even be grilled. $49 (prepay by May 20, receive a 10 percent discount)., or call (858) 401-9936.

Solana Beach movement studio combines free marathon of events with food drive On Saturday, May 7, the public is invited to experience a free “Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®” lesson at North County’s largest Feldenkrais studio. To celebrate National Feldenkrais Week, free lessons will be offered all day, every hour from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The lessons, which use movement to introduce new patterns in the brain, are neither exercise nor therapy; anyone can participate. The lessons will be taught by certified practitioners who have completed a four-year professional training program. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to donate will receive a coupon for an additional lesson on another day. The food donations will be given to the San Diego Food Bank, to help reduce food insecurity and hunger in our communities. The free Feldenkrais marathon will be held at A. Noone Feldenkrais Studio, at 811 Academy Dr. in Solana Beach. The studio is run by Anita Noone, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. Noone consults part time at the Scripps Chronic Pain Rehab Program in Encinitas and teaches at her studio and at the Encinitas Senior and Communtiy Centers. She has worked with professional athletes and musicians, people with auto-immune and neurological disorders, and with many baby boom-

ers who want to remain fit. The Feldenkrais Method® was created by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, who was a physicist, judo master, engineer, and teacher. Feldenkrais injured his knee as a young man and was told that even with surgery he was unlikely to walk normally again. Feldenkrais began to experiment with his own movement and developed a system that changes painful, dysfunctional patterns of movement. Through simple but unusual movements that anyone can do, Feldenkrais helped people to learn how to find new habits of movement. Feldenkrais developed group lessons, called Awareness Through Movement®, and one-on-one lessons, called Functional Integration.® Noone’s website is and she also runs, a website that showcases many of the more than 30 certified practitioners in San Diego County. Noone worked as an attorney for 23 years before retiring and beginning the Feldenkrais® training. She ran the civil division of the San Diego City Attorney’s office for over 10 years, under three different city attorneys. She has lived in Rancho Santa Fe for over 17 years with her husband of 22 years, their dogs, cats, chickens, and horses. They have two adult children.


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Cox Celebrity Championship hosts military and family members The Cox Celebrity Championship hosted by Drew Brees will offer free admission to all San Diego-based active and retired military members and their families. Set for the weekend of May 20-22, the Cox Celebrity Championship will feature more than 50 celebrity golfers who are current and former athletes, television, music and motion picture stars. The tournament will take place at Morgan Run Club & Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, north of San Diego. This year’s winner will be crowned as the nation’s best celebrity golfer. The Cox Celebrity Championship will once again be hosted by Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, who began his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. A percentage of ticket sales, auction proceeds and sponsor sales from the Cox Celebrity Championship hosted by Drew Brees will be donated to the Brees Dream Foundation and dispersed among San Diego non-profit organizations to support its charitable efforts in San Diego. For additional information please visit, or call (858) 836-0133. Check out the tournament Twitter Page: and the tournament Facebook Fan Page: for more updates.


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pearances compared to now. It took me awhile to find my voice and comfort zone,” Zien said. Zien began appearing in regular TV cooking spots on San Diego television and then his new career took off from there. Zien is a 12-time Emmy Award winner and, as said, is the host of “Sam the Cooking Guy,” which is broadcast on Cox Channel 4 in San Diego and appears in syndication nationwide. The show “Just Cook This with Sam the Cooking Guy” is in re-runs on Fit TV. He went on to appear on “The Today Show,” saying the word ‘frickin’ as he prepared enchiladas with Natalie Morales. Morales would tell him it was the first time the word had been used on “The Today Show” and yet he booked his second appearance a half an hour later. Next month, Zien will appear on “The Today Show” for the 10th time. In Sam’s kitchen, he always keeps it simple—his motto being “small in effort, big in taste.” “I stay away from fois gras,” he said. “That’s why God invented restaurants.” Ingredients are few and the recipes are uncomplicated and presented with Zien’s humor. Sometimes the most basic things he’s done were the

most popular, like a show he did on how to hard boil an egg. These days, when Zien is grilling, he’s no longer burning. The book is filled with recipes for grilled sandwiches, vegetables, beef, seafood, desserts, hot dogs, burgers, rubs and sauces, as well as tips and tricks of the trade. His number one tip? Bring the heat. “I don’t think people cook with nearly enough heat,” Zien said. “You need a lot of heat and I think people are scared to use it. “ With the right amount of heat, Zien can cook a steak perfectly with five minutes on one side, four on the other. To name just a few of the mouth-watering recipes featured in his new book, there’s sesame grilled meatballs, grilled romaine salad, steak and mashed potato quesadillas, bacon wrapped hot dogs, blue cheese stuffed sliders, Mexican chicken on a Mexican beer can, and cedar planked salmon. Zien doesn’t forget about dessert either—the book also includes mango dessert tacos and G.B.F. (grilled bananas foster). His new book, “Just Grill This!”, also uses the same funny, conversational style that Zien uses on TV— he wrote every word of the book so it reads as though he’s talking to you. On the recipe for a

grilled catfish sandwich, Zien writes: “it’s like a bit of the South right where you are. Unless you’re already there, then it’s like…oh never mind.” Along with photos of the food in the book, there’s plenty of shots of Zien’s family in the kitchen with him, the dogs too, a nod to the importance of the father of three’s family in his life. Kelly doesn’t cook anymore, Zien does it all, including keeping his 16-yearold son well fed. Zien said the Torrey Pines High lacrosse player eats “40 times a day” and he enjoys preparing every bite he eats. Zien said he believes in families and couples, especially, cooking together. “When I autograph a book to a couple I always write, ‘Cook Together-always’,” Zien writes in the book. “I think being together in a kitchen, the fun, the hassle, the casualness of the whole thing, whatever it is, is good for two people. I mean, doing things together is obviously good, but the kitchen often becomes one person’s domain and that just shouldn’t be.” Zien said he has no plans yet for book number four, but he is starting on another venture, a new TV show on PBS called “The Great American Chefs Tour.” Zien will serve as host, going around the country to spotlight stand-

out chefs in different cities. The chefs will prepare a signature dish in front of a live audience as Zien does his best Ryan Seacrest, only slightly edgier. The first taping was done on April 7 at San Diego’s House of Blues, featuring Chef Matt Gordon of Urban Solace, Chef Isabel Cruz of Isabel’s Cantina, Chef Anthony Sinsay of Harney Sushi, and Chef William Gustwiller of Eclipse Chocolat. Although “Sam the Cooking Guy” has taken him to New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong and Vancouver, with the new show, Zien will finally get a taste of the travel show he always wanted. “I’m a lucky kid,” he said. The book is available through all booksellers. To learn more, visit

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ocean while still at work and at home. 3. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you improve in the area? I would like to see and even greater ethnic diversity for the art, food and music worlds... 4. Who or what inspires you? President Obama, even though I am not a Democrat. 5. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? I would send invitations to Mahatma Ghandhi, Gautama Buddha, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, my Dad, Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci and Sophia Loren. 6. Tell us about what you are reading. That would be “Magnificent Mind At Any Age,” by Daniel Amen, M.D. 7. What is your most-prized possession? I prize letters from my Dad. 8. What do you do for fun? I like to shoot pool with my son on a cold day, or get in the ocean on a warm day. 9. Please describe your greatest accomplishment. That would be becoming a surgeon. 10. What is your motto or philosophy of life? Dream big, but live in the moment. Reporter Marlena Chavira-Medford compiles these Q&A’s. If you would like to be considered for an upcoming Q&A, or would like to recommend someone for it, please send an email to

Sampson California Realty welcomes experienced real estate agent Marie Garber Sampson California Realty (SCR), under the ownership of long-time Carmel Valley real estate broker Joseph Sampson, and his wife and business partner, Diane Sampson, are proud to welcome veteran agent Marie Garber, to the SCR team. Marie specializes in assisting families with residential real estate in Carmel Valley, Del Mar and the coastal communities. With 15 years of experience in the real estate profession, Marie provides extensive knowledge and hands-on assistance through the complex details of home buying and selling and relocation – whether around the corner or around the world. According to Marie, joining Sampson California Realty is an excellent fit for her business. “I was looking for something different. Sampson California Realty provides me a very dynamic way to conduct my real estate practice. It provides innovative and creative tools so I can deliver excellent communication and accurate local market information to my clients, friends and neighbors. Joseph and Diane radiate confidence, enthusiasm and integrity and it is empowering to be part of the company.”

Marie’s reputation in the community is renowned. Agents appreciate her collaborative approach to solving challenges. Clients rave about her listening and negotiating skills and the compassionate and truthful way she communicates and relieves their concerns. One of her recent clients said, “We can truly say that of the many homes we have purchased, working with (Marie) was the best experience we have had hands down!” “Sampson California Realty is proud to have Marie as one our agents,” Joseph Sampson said. “We are confident that with her friendly manner, honesty and proven record of success Marie will continue to deliver first class service at the highest level of professionalism.” Sampson California Reality specializes in residential real estate sales in Carmel Valley and the coastal communities. Sampson California Realty has been actively listing and selling residential real estate for over 15 years in Carmel Valley. When you are thinking about buying or selling property, please call them at 858-699-1145.

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Rancho Riding Club continues to thrive with recent upgrades By Diane Y. Welch Contributor For 66 years, the Rancho Riding Club (RRC) on Rambla De Las Flores in Rancho Santa Fe has been a mainstay in the Ranch for all aspects of horseback riding. For 18 of those years, club manager Bill Milligan, with his board of directors, has overseen and steered the club toward steady growth and improvement. Recently, through the direction of the seven-member board, RRC has made improvements to its four arenas, adding corral dividers and new fencing. It has installed new gates with lights, renovated its entrances, and beautified the landscaping. Always known for the high quality of its equestrian facilities and its convenient access to the 40 miles of Rancho Santa Fe trails, the RRC has become a hub for training and horsemanship for both children and adults in many North COunty communities. Five trainers are in residence at RRC, each with their own style and discipline. “I’m really excited that we have such a talented team of trainers,” said club and board member Ann Boon. Tina Caldwell, head trainer of Caldwell Dressage, has been a part of RRC for 18 years. Formerly assistant trainer to three-time Olympian Guenter Seidel, a decade-long engagement, she offers a learning platform in German dressage, for the amateur as well as more experienced riders. Debbie Rocha, a recent addition to the RRC team, was originally trained by the late legendary horseman Ray Hunt. She provides western training. “I work with horses and their people,” said Rocha, who teaches horsemanship skills that translate to the show arena as well as to the trail. Nicole Johnson, owner of Premier West Stables, runs an active lesson program for children and adults. Her discipline

From top left, l-r: A western rider at the club; Plum Haven Capistrano, a 10 year-old Morgan gelding owned by Nicole Johnson. It hosts two shows a year, with the first, a hunter/jumper show slated for May 21. “We have a lot of new families who have joined, so ourfamily-based activities involving children are growing. It’s a wonderful thing for the community,” said Milligan. “And the best part of being in the club is watching these kids grow up, all of a sudden going from kindergarten to going away to college,” he added. Beginners and experienced riders from all communities are welcome. Trial memberships are also available. Upcoming events include a spring celebration egg hunt in April, a fundraising Bingo Bonanza in May, and a big RRC Exhibition and barbecue during Rancho Days in the fall. For more information, call Bill Milligan at 858-756-2923 or visit www.

focus is on western and saddleseat. She also offers full service horse care, children’s summer camps, and organized trail rides. Royal Oak Stables, run by owner Wanda Weldy, specializes in hunter/jumpers. Wanda and her staff provide full training and care for both rider and horse, has a competitive show team, and offers English riding lessons through her Riding Academy. Chance Arakelian, a former student of RRC — mentored by the accomplished Hap Hansen — teaches all levels of riding, including ponies, hunters, equitation, jumpers and Grand Prix. Most recently, he has attained a large “R” rated judging credential and is trainer certified by the USHJA trainer certification program. The club stables 110 horses and is currently at capacity. It has 140 members, 50 of whom are children, said Milligan.

If you are selling a home or estate in Del Mar, read this... Prime Real Estate in Del Mar is a “Bargain” for Foreign Investors. The question is, do you or your agent know how to reach them effectively?

Foreign investors have both the money and desire to purchase Del Mar real estate. And they do. The question is, how do you attract their interest? How do you showcase your home or estate? The simple answer is, you target them where they get their news or information. And since they don’t live in the local area or read local newspapers, investors look at hyper-local websites like searching for available properties. For example, the site attracts people from 99 countries in March, 2011, and generated 18,519 visits from countries worldwide. It’s interesting to note that the sites largest number of daily foreign visitors come from the United Kingdom, Canada, India,

To reach foreign investors, be sure your agent has a well-developed marketing plan To sell your home or estate quickly and for the most money possible, a thorough marketing plan is a must. So make sure your agent’s plan includes: Q Proper “staging” of your homeand property. Q Showcasing your home or listing in the local paper—like The Times. Q Holding open houses, including

“broker previews”. Q Adding your home to the local multiple listing service so buyers and agents will see it. Q Preparing and sending brochures or well designed flyers to potential buyers. Q Using Internet advertising such as, which attracts tens of thousands of readers monthly from 99 countries worldwide. With a fully developed marketing plan, your agent is prepared to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.


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What one person thinks “expensive”, isn’t so to another. Everything is relative. This is especially true for those purchasing local real estate with Euros, Loonies, Yen or Yuan. In fact, for many European, Canadian, or Mexican real estate investors, purchasing prime coastal real estate in Del Mar can now be done at an amazingly steep discount. All thanks to Mr. Bernanke, who as you know, has continued to cut points in the Fed rate, which has helped trigger further declines in the dollar versus other foreign currencies. And as of this writing, the US dollar against the Euro currently hovers around $1.39, which can be a dream or a nightmare; all depending upon the denomination of ones bank account. Del Mar real estate has long been the desired target of many wealthy foreign investors. But with the falling dollar, Del Mar real estate has now become a screaming bargain to foreign investors around the world.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010670 The name of the business: Miombo Consulting located at: 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Gideon Leeman 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130 Margaret Susan Levick 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 11, 2011 Michael Gideon Leeman CV242 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 2011

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00088793-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner David Lok Wai Ng ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: David Lok Wai Ng to David Lok Wai Wu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. MAY 18, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 8 at the address: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county. Carmel Valley News. Date: APR. 01, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV240 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009315 The name of the business: CKGETFIT located at: 12603 Crest Knolls Ct. San Diego, CA 92130 , is hereby registered by the following: Catherine Kohler 12603 Crest Knolls Ct. San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 3/20/11. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 29, 2011 Catherine Kohler CV238 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010123 The name of the business:



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Court CV221 Feb. 24 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009630 The name of the business: MASH Associates in Personnel Development located at: 10945 Breckenridge Dr. San Diego, CA 92131 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Chin-Chun Chen 13301 Kibbings Rd. San Diego CA Holmes Chuang 10945 Breckenridge Dr. San Diego, CA 92131. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 01, 2011 Holmes Chuang P1608 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 2011 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Craig Daubresse You are being sued. Petitioner’s name is: Elizabeth Ann Daubresse CASE NUMBER: D528479 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your properly, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, at the California Legal Services Web site (, or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or

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seen a copy of them. 1. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA Family Court Building 1555 6th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney are: Elizabeth Ann Daubresse (In Pro Per) 4635 Torrey Circle #N105 San Diego, CA 92130 Date: Mar. 21, 2011 Clerk, by Alvarez, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. DM478 Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 2829-40(b) Loan No. 10054474 Title Order No. 106744937-X49 APN 299-095-0900 TRA No. 11001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/12/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/28/2011 at 10:00AM, CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 05/14/2004 as Document No. 20040439626, as modified, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: Colony Properties, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as Trustor, in favor of First National Bank, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the South entrance to the County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT 1 IN BLOCK 127 OF DEL MAR SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. 3, IN THE CITY OF DEL MAR, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 1450, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, JANUARY 10, 1912. Beneficiary Phone: (310)887-6290 Beneficiary: German American Capital Corporation, c/o KWP Financial I, Attn: Chad Walsh, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 153 25th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $14,495,937.40 (Estimated) There is another Deed of Trust (subject of TS 2829-40(a)) securing the same obligation(s). Therefore, the bid amount may be allocated among the two Deeds of Trust. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than their full credit bid. The beneficiary

under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. SALE LINE PHONE NUMBER: (714) 730-2727 DATE: 03/31/2011 CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 560 E. HOSPITALITY LANE SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 (909) 8840448 Teresa M. Drake, Asst. Vice President ASAP# 3957952 04/07/2011, 04/14/2011, 04/21/2011 DM479 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009503 The name of the business: a. Litespeed Lending b. New Day Funding located at: 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: BluFi Lending Corporation 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 California This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 30, 2011 John C. Lee, President/ CEO April. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 DM480 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00088348-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jeannie Kong and Jason Cho on behalf of Mirae Cho, a Minor, has filed a petition for decree changing name from Mirae Cho to Jaden Mirae Cho. It is hereby ordered that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court in Department 8 of the San Diego County Superior Court at: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 on MAY. 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., Dept. 8, and then and there show cause, if any they have, why the application for change of name should not be granted. It is further ordered that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Carmel Valley News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. Date: MAR. 25, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV233 Mar. 31 Apr. 7, 4, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-008099 The name of the business: You’re Home! located at: 4719 Reedley Terrace San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Elizabeth P. Paganelli 4719 Reedley Terrace San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 17, 2011 Elizabeth P. Paganelli CV232 Mar. 31 Apr. 7, 14, 21, 2011

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HOMES SOLD IN CARMEL VALLEY ADDRESS 12652 Carmel Country Rd #105 12275 Carmel Vista Rd #226 12627 El Camino Real #B 3835 Elijah Ct #523 3850 Elijah Ct #916 11249 Laurelcrest Dr 13392 Tiverton Rd 4951 Concannon Ct 3539 Caminito El Rincon #242 4463 Rosecliff Pl 3662 Carmel View Rd 4005 Carmel View Rd #56

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SALES PRICE $472,500 $233,550 $520,000 $215,000 $258,500 $771,500 $470,000 $1,385,000 $306,241 $1,200,000 $475,000 $322,000

HOMES SOLD IN DEL MAR ADDRESS 12814 Via Grimaldi 13023 Caminito Del Rocio 2076 Gatun St 13754 Mango Dr #108

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