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SD council approves Flower Hill upgrade ■ Through triathlon, local firefighters hope to promote safe teen driving. Page 8

■ It has been another busy week in local sports. See pages 23-26.

The San Diego City Council voted last 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!” Representatives from See UPGRADE, page 6

April 28, 2011 Published Weekly

City seeking input on downtown revitalization

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Breezy and Tory talk to the Easter Bunny during the Del Mar Children’s Committee’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Seagrove Park on April 23. See page B14.

BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD STAFF WRITER Del Mar City Council and city staff are hosting a series of discussions over the next couple of months in hopes of getting community input on downtown revitalization efforts. During these community conversations residents will have an opportunity to talk about ways to best create a more pedestrian friendly and economically viable downtown. City council liaisons Mayor Don Mosier and councilwoman Lee Haydu will participate in these community conversations, which will take place in various parts of town and are scheduled as follows: •Thursday, April 28, 5 to 7 p.m. — Oceanfront and

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mid-beach area •Tuesday, May 3, 7 to 9 p.m. — South hills and south bluff area •Sunday, May 15, 3 to 5 p.m. — Hills south of 15th Street •Thursday, May 26, 7 to 9 p.m. — 15th Street and Crest area •Sunday, June 5, 3 to 5 p.m. — City Hall Annex Because most of these community conversations are being hosted inside private homes, RSVP is requested by emailing or calling 858-755-9313, extension 160. All RSVPs should include a name, address, email, number of people attending and preferred location. City staff will then email the exact location once an RSVP is received.



Public opinion battle begins over Main Street project BY JOE TASH Contributor The effort to influence public opinion regarding a proposed mixeduse development in Carmel Valley is well underway, even though city hearings to determine the project’s fate are still months in the future. Earlier this month, several Carm-

el Valley residents launched a website that raises concerns about potential impacts of the project planned for the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real. The project is called Main Street, and is proposed by Kilroy Realty. The mixed-use development would be built on a 23.5-acre parcel and include

Lunchtime fast-food routine results in overcharges BY JOE TASH Contributor Ed Wagner is a creature of habit when it comes to lunch. The Encinitas man, who works as an investment manager at a Carmel Valley office, has gone to the drive-through of the same Taco Bell restaurant on Carmel Valley Road near Interstate 5 once


or twice a week for the past three years. He always orders the same thing: two tostadas and a bean burrito, and the total always comes to $3.88. But last week when he was reviewing his credit card statements, he noticed something amiss: on about half of the charges dating back to December, he was charged

either $4.88 or $5.88. That’s when he got suspicious, and decided to conduct a test. He went See TACO, page 22

Carmel Valley investment manager Ed Wagner points to overcharges on his credit card statement.

536,000 square feet of office space, 270,000 square feet of retail space, and 600 condominiums and apartments. A draft environmental impact report on the project is expected to be released for public comment by midsummer, said Robert Little, Kilroy’s SEE BATTLE, PAGE 6



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The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) is facing a possible reduction of three credentialed ESC teacher positions for the 201112 school year if additional contributions are not received by its fundraising deadline of April 30. The Extended Curriculum Program (ESC) of science, music, art, technology and physical education has seen reductions in each of the last two years and now faces yet another reduction for the next school year. This latest reduction would mean that a total of seven ESC teacher positions have been lost over the last three school years, significantly impacting the eight elementary schools that comprise the DMUSD from offering a full-slate of ESC education. The responsibility to ensure that the ESC program is properly staffed and funded falls on the shoulders of the parents in the district. The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) is operated by parent volunteers whose sole mission is to collect contributions to fund the programs mentioned above that are in danger of staff reductions.


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The DMSEF has set a $2 million fundraising goal to supply a fully funded ESC program and has increased the number of fundraisers this past year to get more parents both aware and involved. While contributions are currently at $1.1 million, the foundation is working feverishly to maximize contributions by the district-imposed fundraising deadline of April 30. Parents are asked to make a contribution immediately through the DMSEF to support the ESC programs. Only credentialed teachers are hired for the DMUSD ESC programs, one of the reasons why the district stays a leader in education and test scores in the region. DMSEF President Drew Issacman states “We know times are tight for many families, but if we can get every student family to contribute to the best of their ability, all of our children will certainly benefit.” Contributions can be made and more information about the DMSEF is available at its website: — Submitted press release by the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation

CRIME REPORT Sunday April 17 • Malicious mischief/vandalism, 2700 block of Via de la Valle, 10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20 • Vehicle break in, 600 block of Stratford Court, 6 p.m.

Monday, April 18 • Vehicle break in, 14500 block of El Camino Real, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 21 • Vehicle break in, Camino del Mar and 29th Street, 11 a.m.

May 1 •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 or call 858-792-6406. •The Solana Beach Cinco de Mayo Community Fiesta will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 1-4 p.m., at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Avenue. This alcohol-free community event will offer many exciting cultural opportunities for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the city web site at www. or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 858-720-2453. Thursday, May 5 • Del Mar Plaza offers live music weekly from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Ocean View deck. This week’s featured artist is Michael Tiernan. For more information please visit Friday, May 6 • Del Mar Foundation presents “Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, A Special Bluegrass Concert” at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and additional information visit

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Getaway driver in takeover-style robberies sentenced to 14 years

Parking lot on Coast Highway for sale The parking lot at 1601 Coast Highway recently hit the market, with an asking price of $10 million, according to The lot is one of the city’s most heavily used pay-topark sights, with patrons from Powerhouse Park, Jake’s Del Mar, and Poseidon using it regularly. The nearly one-acre parking lot could potentially include 10,000 square-feet of commercial development, pending the city’s approval. The property, which is owned by Del Mar Beach Property LLC and leased to Seagrove Parking LLC, is being represented by Distinctive Properties. Mike Cady, the broker for this sale, declined to comment, and the owner did not return phone calls by press time.

TPHS Foundation Rummage Sale is April 30 The annual Torrey Pines High School Foundation Rummage Sale, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Carmel Valley, is this Saturday, April 30, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Items for sale include furniture, antiques, children’s items, clothing, tools, books, art, lamps, sporting goods, jewelry and much more. Please help our local high school’s deserving students. All proceeds benefit TPHS students. For the first time this year, a delicious Pancake Breakfast will be offered as well. Coldwell Banker will be providing a document shredding drop off in the front of the school from 9: a.m. to noon. Limit three standard (12x15”) storage boxes. Donations are appreciated. The Rummage Sale will take place in the back parking lot of Torrey Pines High School, 3710 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130. For more information call 858-793-3551.

BY KELLY WHEELER CITY NEWS SERVICE A probationer who drove the getaway car in a series of takeover-style bank robberies that netted the masked bandits a total of $293,000 was sentenced today to 14 years and four months in state prison. Thaddeus Williams, 24, was convicted last month of three robbery charges, but jurors acquitted him of two additional robbery counts. Williams was the first of four defendants to stand trial in the series of five bank robberies that occurred between Sept 2008 and January 2009. Deputy District Attorney Allen Brown said the group of four -- and in one case five men -- committed takeover-style holdups in which they entered the banks with guns drawn, jumped the counter and ordered the manager to open the vault. The psychological impact on the victims will be long-lasting, said Judge Leo Valentine Jr. ``This is an individual’s worst nightmare,’’ the judge said. ``These folks were at work ... trying to make a living.’’ Because firearms were used, it was a miracle no one was physically hurt or killed, Valentine said. Williams -- who was on probation for 2004 convictions for assault with a semiautomatic firearm and shooting at an unoccupied motor vehicle — deserved harsh punishment because the robbery series also in-

volved guns, the judge said. Defense attorney Bruce Sobel argued unsuccessfully that Williams didn’t go into any of the banks, was not armed and was only the getaway driver. Valentine wasn’t swayed, saying that whenever someone pulls a firearm, ``you put the community at risk.’’ Brown told the jury that on Sept. 30, 2008, three suspects jumped out of a car and robbed a U.S. Bank branch in Del Mar of $136,807. The robbers wore masks, athletic gloves and at least two of them had guns, the prosecutor said. Pepper spray was used on people who were ordered to the ground even though they were compliant, Brown said. The robbers jumped into a waiting car and got away. On Dec. 1, 2008, Brown said, four suspects got out of a different car and robbed a Pacific Western bank in Rancho Bernardo of more than $25,500. The robbers got away, but money stained with red dye from a bank dye pack and a 32-caliber gun were found outside the bank. On Dec. 13, 2008, a group of men rushed into a Wells Fargo bank in El Cajon and got away with nearly $13,000. No getaway car was seen, but an officer duty officer saw the men running from the bank and identified Williams and one of them, according to Brown. On Dec. 22, 2008, four men wearing

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INPUT continued from page 1 Mosier and Haydu will brief council on feedback from these community conversations as they happen, and the June 5 event will be a noticed public meeting so all council members can participate. Another community conversation will be added to this schedule, although at presstime the date was not confirmed yet.

City staff will use feedback from these events to define and prioritize issues related to downtown revitalization, including proposed changes to the downtown parking ordinance, as they goes hand-in-hand with that effort. In the fall, city staff will begin working on a draft of the Village Revitalization Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and host another round of community input. Throughout the

summer and fall of 2012, city staff will conduct an educational outreach program and there will be another round of community input. If the city council adopts a downtown revitalization plan, it will then go to the public for a vote. If the city council adopts any changes to the parking ordinance in downtown, it will then go before the California Coastal Commission.

UPGRADE continued from page 1 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 property and serves as the only access to Spin-

Flower Hill Promenade drift. The City originally proposed to move Flower Hill Drive north of Taste of Thai restaurant. At the community’s request, Protea amended its plans to maintain Flower Hill Drive in its current position and recirculated the project’s environmental document. As a result, the Spindrift Homeowners Association voted unanimously to support the revitalization.

The proposed project will add new shops, boutique office space, a parking structure tucked into the hillside and a Whole Foods market. The revitalization will also refresh the existing shopping center and its collection of unique boutiques and locally-owned shops. The project is expected to open in 2012. — Submitted by Flower Hill Promenade

BATTLE continued from page 1 vice president for development. The proposal includes the construction of two office buildings — one 10 stories and one seven stories — and a 150-room business hotel, said Little. Supporters contend the project will provide a longdesired, pedestrian-oriented gathering place for Carmel Valley, which includes shops, restaurants and movie theaters. The center will also boost the local economy by providing 700 construction jobs, 2,000 permanent jobs and several million dollars in annual tax revenue for the city of San Diego, said Little. But residents such as Jerry Mailhot, one of the people who launched the website www.whatpricemainstreet. com, are concerned that traffic generated by the development will clog the area’s roadways. Mailhot and others also question whether the scale of the project is too big for Carmel Valley, and fear it will cause parking congestion on surrounding streets and parking lots. “The way I see it, you might have to park a mile away in order to have the opportunity to walk on Main Street,” Mailhot said. Mailhot, a former member of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Group, said current zoning of the parcel would allow 500,000 square feet of office space, and the proposed Main Street plan nearly quadruples that level of development. In order to move forward, Kilroy needs the city

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Artist rendition of the proposed Main Street project Center mall in San Diego. to approve a zoning change, According to Little, the a community plan amendMain Street project would ment and a general plan include 220,000 square feet amendment. of shops and restaurants, “This whole project and a 50,000-square-foot sounds good, but right now, cinema. That compares based on the facts we have, with 275,000 square feet of we don’t think this is feasishops at Del Mar Highlands, ble,” said Mailhot, because of he said. Main Street would the potential traffic, parking include less than one-fourth and size and scale issues. “If the retail square footage of it’s obvious this is not feasiUTC, he said, and comparble, we’re in favor of keeping ing other development, such the (community) plan as it is as office and residential, to right now, since it’s already the two shopping centers’ been approved, no changes.” square footage is “grossly inLittle said some of the accurate,” he said. The UTC information on the residents’ Macy’s store alone is website is incorrect. For ex155,000 square feet, he said. ample, the website states that UTC’s total retail space the Main Street project will add more than 30,000 vehicle is just over 1 million square feet, according to figures trips to Carmel Valley roads. provided by Mailhot. Little said that figure is inacLittle said Kilroy has curate, and the correct traffic worked closely with the numbers will be released with community, including the the draft environmental report. “I know their number is Carmel Valley planning board, to refine its plans. significantly overreaching.” “We have a lot of support As part of the development, Little said, the compa- for the plan and a lot of people have helped us get it to ny will pay for traffic imthis stage,” he said. provements that will alleviThe company will soon ate impacts from the project, launch its own website to and also address existing inform the public about the traffic issues in the area. project, he said. “We’re prepared to put in a After the public comsignificant amount of investment period on the environment offsite to mitigate mental report, the project those concerns,” he said. He also refuted claims on will go before the Carmel the website that Main Street is Valley planning board, the San Diego Planning Com10 times more dense than the mission and the San Diego adjacent Del Mar Highlands City Council. Town Center, and twice the size of the University Town

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Jury refuses damage award but says school negligent BY KELLY WHEELER CITY NEWS SERVICE A jury refused April 20 to award damages to a former La Jolla Country Day student who claimed she was bullied by classmates and that the school retaliated against her when she complained, but did find the school negligent. Desiree Bagby, now 18, sued in 2009, alleging she suffered emotional distress at the hands of top LJCD administrators and that the school breached its contract with her to re-enroll for her junior year. After a four-week trial, jurors found that school headmaster Christopher Schuck and high school principal Roderick Jemison were not out of line in their dealings with Bagby, but found that LJCD was negligent and breached its contract with her. Both sides claimed victory. “This was the end of a very long process in which the school continually said that this was not a case of bullying, and the jury fully agreed,” said Chris Lavin, director of communications and marketing for La Jolla Country Day. “This was a young woman who, unfortunately, was facing expulsion from the school and chose to develop a case with her family using things that the jury has rejected, as a way of criticizing the school, Lavin said. “We had to stand up in court and defend ourselves against one of our own clients, never a good day for the school. But we had to do it because we have to discipline our students,” Lavin said. “Ms. Bagby was facing disciplinary problems, from the theft of beer, from distribution of beer to other students, cheating on exams, and at some point, the school has to say enough is enough.” Bagby said she was happy that she got her day in court. “I’m just happy that I got to share my side of the story,” she said. “And I just hope that other kids that this is happening to will have the courage to speak up, as well.” Her attorney, Joane Garcia-Colson said the case was a victory because the jury found LJCD negligent, even though it did not award any monetary damages.

Bagby had asked for $1 million. “If this bullying epidemic sweeping the country is going to be stopped, people like Desiree have to stand up and have to speak out,” the attorney said. “And the more people who do that, maybe schools will make some changes to protect our kids.” Bagby testified that she found slurs and a penis sketched on her car. She also alleged a student nearly ran her down in a school parking lot; that she was threatened via the Internet; and that someone put a dead rat in her locker. Lavin said it turned out to be mouse. Attorney John Collins, representing the school, told jurors in his closing argument on Monday that the lawsuit was a “misuse” of the justice system and was filed to get back at the school. “They (school administrators) followed protocol to the letter,” Collins said. He told jurors that the girl’s father told his daughter’s adviser at La Jolla Country Day that his goal in filing the lawsuit was to drag the school through the mud. Collins said most of the witnesses in the trial contradicted Desiree Bagby’s testimony that she was bullied and that the school didn’t do enough about it. Bagby was suspended for five days for 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. A recommendation to expel Bagby was overturned, but she was ultimately asked to withdraw from the school, which she did. Bagby claimed she did not get a re-enrollment contract for her junior year, but Collins said the school principal sent one to her home a day after he was told she did not get one. Garcia-Colson told the jury that the school wanted to make an example out of her. The attorney said Babgy was humiliated when 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 argued. According to GarciaColson, school officials failed to discipline three girls who admitted defacing Bagby’s car. The girls told school administrators they did so after she wrote on their cars, but that no one asked Bagby for her side of the story because she was the “bad girl from Ecuador,” according to Garcia-Colson. Administrators concluded that Bagby, also a member of the cheer team, was a “bad child” and “they needed to get rid of her,” the attorney said. Bagby, who wants to be a child-advocate attorney, said she plans to resume her college career at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Prescription drug ‘TakeBack Day’ is April 30 A county-wide prescription drug “Take-Back Day” is scheduled for Saturday April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Diego County residents will have an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications at several locations throughout San Diego County. No questions are asked, and the medication will be disposed of according to state and federal laws. To find a location near you, you may go to and search by community or zip code.


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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

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Local service dog rescued by motorist but not returned to owner A service dog was rescued from the side of Interstate-5, but it still hasn’t been returned to its owner, despite the fact that it was wearing ID tags with contact information listed. Rose, a 9-month-old pure bred Australian Sheppard, was with her owner Whitney Engle at the coin laundry on Del Mar Heights Road the night of Saturday, April 16. A man entered and startled the dog, causing it to run out the door. Engle, who uses the service dog to help ease her anxiety, said she searched for Rose that night to no avail. She also posted flyers and created a Facebook page, “Rose Australian Shepherd.” Engle later received word that a California Highway Patrol Officer and another motorist had seen Rose walking along Interstate-5 the night she went missing. Both said they saw someone pull over and pick Rose up, but nobody ever contacted Engle to return the dog. The CHP officer told Engler he didn’t take down any information about the person who picked up Rosie on the freeway because he assumed it was the owner or a friend. Engle said there is a reward for Rose’s return, adding that several people in the community have offered to help, though she will not say how much money she’s offering at this point. Rose is roughly 50 pounds with a brown and white long-haired coat. She has freckles on her nose and no tail. Anyone with information is asked to call 858-210-1089.

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. Visit

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Firefighters promote safe teen driving through triathlon BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer Drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely to die behind the wheel than their older counterparts and, in fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death among teens, according to data from the Center for Disease Control. The statistic is sobering, and one that emergency first-responders know all too well. And for retired San Diego firefighter Mark Woody it’s an epidemic that hit especially close to home. His 17-year-old daughter BreAnna was killed in a car accident last year. Woody and a team of other local firefighters will honor BreAnna, or Breezy as she was known by many, this summer by competing in the 2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in an effort to help curb the deadly trend among U.S. teens. A 10-member crew from the San Diego Firefighters’ Endurance Sports Team will compete to raise money for the Trauma Research and Education Foundation, which funds education campaigns about the importance of safe driving. “My family and I are so grateful that the fire-

BreAnna ‘Breezy’ Woody died in a car accident last year. She was 17. fighting community is honoring Breezy’s legacy by raising money to help bring awareness to the issue of teen driving safety in hopes of reducing, and even preventing, the number of teen deaths in San Diego County,” Woody said. “This is such an important issue that affects us all because we all share the roadways,” added Carmel Valley resident Zachary Oneil, one of the firefighters who will be competing this summer. “All of us firefighters have a strong drive for community service, and this is one more way for us to serve the community.” The community can

now support the firefighters by pledging money to their effort by making donations at Race4Breezy. org. The team, which is also sponsored by the CWO3 Shawn Harrison Foundation and Lattice Inc., hopes to raise at least $25,000 before the June 5 triathlon, an extremely challenging course that includes a 1.5-mile swim through frigid waters near Alcatraz, an 18-mile bike ride through San Francisco’s hills, and an 8-mile run through rugged trails and up a cliff. “It’s going to be real challenge and, in fact, this is will be my first event of this distance,” Oneil said and then added,” but I can’t think of a better cause to do this for.” If you would like to help by pledging money to the firefighters team, please visit Race4Breezy. org.

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(Left) Marcos Armitaje in front of various pieces at the La Jolla Art Association and (right) one of his LaSelva pieces.

Del Mar resident wins prestigious award Tom and Claire McGreal with Crystal Crawford, former Mayor of Del Mar, at the Roosevelt Dinner.

Del Mar couple honored with Leadership Award The San Diego County Democratic Party honored Del Mar residents Claire and Tom McGreal with the Henry Auerbach Leadership Award at its annual Roosevelt Dinner on April 16. The McGreals served as the Regional Field Organizers for the Obama Campaign in 2008, and have since served as the Community Organizers for Organizing For America for North County. Organizing For America promotes the legislative agenda of President Obama, and helps to elect supporters of that agenda. In addition to working with the Democratic Party in registering voters and getting out the vote during election cycles, OFA has formed Policy Teams on Education, Health Policy and Immigration to help voters better understand the issues, and to provide feedback to Washington DC. Francine Busby presented the Leadership Award to the McGreals, and recited a long list of accomplishments the couple have made to Democratic causes in North County. Claire McGreal accepted the award on behalf of all the OFA volunteers in San Diego, acknowledging that the award recognizes all their hard work. More than 450 Democrats from throughout San Diego County attended the Roosevelt Dinner where Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado delivered the Keynote Address. Others receiving awards included: Andrea Guerrero, the Making a Difference Award; Assembly Member Marty Block, the Legislator of the Year Award; and Jennifer Spencer, Candace Carroll and Southwestern College Education Association, the Chair’s Awards.


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CVMS Science Olympiad Team earns second place in state tournament Carmel Valley Middle School’s Science Olympiad team competed in the Southern California State Competition on April 9 in Anaheim. In a field fo 26 teams, CVMS finished a very close second place, missing a berth in the national competition by only 3 points. The team’s outstanding performance included top four finishes in 14 of the 23 events. Science Olympiad is a multidisciplinary competition. Some events require study in a science field such as Anatomy or Ornithology. Others requiring building and testing devices such as trebuchets or bottle rockets. Teams of 15 students compete in groups of two or three students in the 23 events. Each student participates in 3 or 4 events. The team’s score is the sum of the its placements in all the events. The CVMS team at the state competition was an all star team of the school’s top performers in the San Diego regional competition which was held in February. CVMS State Team members were Grace Chen, Eric Chen, Kelsey Chen, Tracy Chin, Robert Francis, Geraint Hughes, Jane Lee, Seung Lee, Eshaan Nichani, Victoria Ouyang, Alice Schweiger, Eric Tang, Neil Wang, Wesley Wang, and Julia Yang. Team alternates were Namrita Baru, Zachary Cheung, Vincent Ma, and Kevin Shim.

The following students won individual medals in the state competition. First place medal winners: Kelsey Chen, Tracy Chin (2), Robert Francis, Geraint Hughes, Eshaan Nichani, Alice Schweiger, Julia Yang Second place medal winners: Grace Chen, Eric Chen, Robert Francis, Victoria Ouyang Third place medal winners: Grace Chen, Jane Lee, Victoria Ouyang, Eric Tang Fourth place medal winners: Grace Chen, Eric Chen (2) , Tracy Chin, Robert Francis, Geraint Hughes, Jane Lee, Eshaan Nichani, Victoria Ouyang, Eric Tang, Neil Wang, Wesley Wang, Julia Yang CVMS parents coached the students in preparation for the competition. Students and coaches have been studying, building, and practicing since the February regional to prepare for the state competition.

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Beauty Bundles SpaTique opens in Piazza Carmel BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Beauty Bundles SpaTique in Carmel Valley’s Piazza Carmel may be a new business but the woman behind it is a familiar face in Carmel Valley. Owner Marlene Gadinis opened and operated the Ecotique in Del Mar Highlands for nine years before selling it in 2006. She is returning with her Beauty Bundles retail boutique and salon that offers hair services, facials and waxing with massage and nails still to come. “It just feels so great to be back in the community,” said Gadinis. Beauty Bundles had a soft opening in mid-March and they are currently running a grand opening special offering 50 percent off all services through May 7. On Sunday, May 15, from 1-5 p.m., Gadinis will host a grand opening with complimentary treatments such as hand massages and mini-facials, as well as music and food. Gadinis completed a

Marlene Gadinis recently opened Beauty Bundles SpaTique in Piazza Carmel. “hefty remodel” on the Piazza Carmel location, brightening it up in “Beauty Bundles blue” and chocolate brown paired with tile floors and white stylist chairs. The shampoo area has a unique shampoo couch were clients can relax on while getting their hair washed. The retail section is full of Aveda products and gift items such as cozy polka dot bath robes and fuzzy spa blankets and booties.

Gadinis has been a stylist for 30 years. Originally from Wisconsin, she moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and down to San Diego in 1994. When she bought Ecotique, it was a small, 700-square-foot space and she was pregnant with her second child. She expanded Ecotique and kept growing the business. Things changed when she looked at her youngest, who was by then 9 years old—she realized she was missing out on too much and decided to sell. The last four years she has been cultivating Beauty Bundles as an online boutique. The idea of the bundle was getting more for a person than just a gift certificate. A certificate for a spa could be paired with a candle and a couple other items just to make the recipient feel that much more special, given together in a cute bundle bag. The concept went over well but Gadinis missed her customers. “I missed taking care of people,” Gadinis said. “On-

The Piazza Carmel spatique underwent a ‘hefty remodel.’ line is not experiential, it’s not person to person.” The Piazza Carmel space became available and it gave her a chance to interact with customers face to face again. It also gave customers the opportunity to experience the products, not just in front of a computer screen. Beauty Bundles offers

the full line of Aveda products— the plant and flowerbased line is used in all the services they provide, such as facials and hair. Aveda hair color is 97 percent natural, which is “huge” for women who are pregnant, Gadinis said. “Aveda facials are glorious,” Gadinis said. “Aveda offers an alternative to mi-

crodermabrasion: A botanical skin resurfacing which offers the same results without the redness and irritation. To learn more about Beauty Bundles or make an appointment, call (858) 7779575. The SpaTique is located just a few doors down from Vons in Piazza Carmel at 3840 Valley Centre Drive, suite 606.



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Momo’s Applesauce success a family affair BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer A Rancho Santa Fe couple is trying to bring their grandmother’s treasured applesauce into more homes with the distribution of Momo’s Applesauce. David and Christy Wise have successfully implemented their family’s much-loved recipe into stores such as Z’s Private Post in Cielo Village, MJ’s Deli in Mira Mesa, Gelson’s and Jimbos. It’s also available for purchase online. “It really sells itself,” said David Wise. “Every store we walk into says ‘yes.’ They like it because it’s local, it’s a better product and the label stands out.” The Momo’s Applesauce jar sold in stores comes with a painting of Momo on the label, her bright blue eyes and smile perfectly illustrated. “It so reflects her sweet face,” said Christy Wise. “I hope it goes far and everybody likes it,” said Do-

lores “Momo” Wise. “If it really takes off then David and Christy will be rewarded for all their efforts,” Momo has been making her applesauce since 1947. Raising three boys, she was always looking for good foods to feed her children. “I would pick up a jar of applesauce and doctor it up with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg,” said Wise. “It wasn’t worth spending the money on it so I decided I’ll just make my own.” Wise uses a deliciously simple recipe: Granny Smith apples. “Those are the best,” she says. She mixes the apples with water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The applesauce is thick and chunky, sweet and easy to eat by the bowlful. “It’s good anywhere,” said Momo, who always puts her applesauce into apple pies and has also used it for cookies and pancakes. Her jars of applesauce

became gifts on the holidays and the family, which grew to include five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, would fight over them. In addition to applesauce, she also spoils her family with baked goods such as brownies, muffins and cookies, as well as strawberry, apricot and pear preserves. ‘Today, with everything that’s going on, a gift that’s homemade is always more special,” Momo said. The applesauce is now made by Wise Family Foods, LLC, with apples from California and Washington states. They have production capacity to satisfy any demand from 150 to 150,000 cases while maintaining the quality and integrity of Momo’s “time-honored recipe.” To find out more, visit www.momosapplesauce. com.

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said. Williams initially denied involvement in the robbery series but later admitted driving the getaway car in at least two of the holdups, Brown told the jury. One of the getaway cars belonged to Williams’ girlfriend at the time, the prosecutor said. Inside one of the cars, police found a backpack with $13,266 inside, two guns, pepper spray and masks. Sobel said based on different clothing and varying heights and builds of the robbers caught on surveillance video, the holdups were not done by the same group of men. Co-defendant Tranes Goins, 29, is set to go on trial May 9. Terry Mixon, 25, and Jeremy Gibbs, 23, will be tried later this year.



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Blayney Colmore picks up pen to write works in retirement Blayney Colmore is an Episcopal priest who was ordained in 1966. He worked in parishes in Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C. and Dedham, Mass., before coming to be rector of St. James By-the-Sea in 1997. In 1996, he completed 30 years of parish ministry and retired to write on a full-time basis. He has penned three books, most recently a novel, “Meander: Wooing Ms. Maudie,� which was germinated by a 1984 family sabbatical in Zimbabwe. He is married to interior designer Lacey, who has worked with Ross Thiele & Son in La Jolla for the past 20 years. The couple has five children scattered across the country and three Blayney Colmore grandchildren (soon to be four). “When I retired, we went to live in our 1830 farmhouse in rural Vermont,� Colmore said. �Our first winter made it clear that San Diego had wrecked us for any further Vermont winters. Since 1997, we have spent the cold half of the year in our apartment in the Shores. I hike up to the Museum of Contemporary Art most days where I write, thanks to Hugh Davies who named me Writer-In-Residence. It is stirring to hear the hours chimed from the tower of the church across the street from where I spent those happy years, especially so because the church is being so ably led through these strange times by Randal Gardner, a gracious and engaging rector.� What brought you to this area? The search committee of St. James By-the-Sea brought me here after their rector, Benjamin Lavey, died. I had doubts

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Six soloists to star in Bach’s ‘The Passion According to St. Matthew’ BY JENNA JAY Contributor Two orchestras, adult and children choruses, plus vocal and instrumental soloists will all be part of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ Saturday and Sunday performances of J.S. Bach’s “The Passion According to St. Matthew.” The colossal event is a timely performance for the Easter season, as the piece is based on the Biblical story of the Last Supper and Jesus’ crucifixion as taken from the Book of Matthew, Chapters 26-27. Notable soloists joining the LJS&C for the concert include Jon Lee Keenan as the “Evangelist,” along with soprano Angela Cadelago, mezzo-soprano Janelle DeStefano, tenor Benjamin Bliss, baritone Gregorio Gonzalez, bass Abdiel Gonzalez, and The North Coast Singers children’s choir. “This is a really big concert,” said LJS&C choral director David Chase. “ ‘Saint Matthew Passion’ is not performed very often in San Diego County because it’s such a large piece — the largest

If you go What: “The Passion According to St. Matthew” from La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ When: 7:30 p.m. April 30; 3 p.m. May 1 Pre-concert lecture: One hour prior Where: Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD Admission: $29-$15 Parking: Free Contact: (858) 534-4637 Website: single work that Bach ever composed — and it was arguably his favorite.” The masterwork was first performed on Good Friday in 1727 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany where Bach was cantor. The LJS&C and guests have been preparing their version since January 2011. “To do a piece like this is kind of like being in charge of planning the DDay invasion of Normandy,” Chase joked, reporting that all of the groups involved learned their parts separately before coming together during the final week of rehearsals. “The first time we’ll have all of the performers together at the same time in

the same room is Monday before the concert. It’s like putting all the pieces of the puzzle in separately for the two-and-a-half hour-production. “Because it’s so dramatic, because it’s almost like an opera, we’re going to keep the lights out and give the audience supertitles to follow the whole thing. It should flow very much like a movie or an opera. “It’s simply fantastic music … it’s gorgeous and beautiful music … it has an amazing flow of drama from beginning to end. I hope that’s what audiences go home with, as well as the inviting love of Johann Sebastian Bach.”


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Highlands Jewelers celebrates the charms of San Diego By Marlena Chavira-Medford Staff Writer After more than three decades here, Highlands Jewelers owner Victor Manoushakian has come see the charms of San Diego — figuratively and literally speaking. Living in this community has inspired the master craftsman to create a series of charms that pay homage to the area. “I’ve been a resident for 32 years, and I wanted to give back to the community as an artist,” he said. “For me, making jewelry is a passion. This creation is my way of saying ‘thank you’ to the community.” The sterling silver jewelry pieces are all crafted on sight, and each read “San Diego,” “La Jolla” or “Del Mar” and depict a palm tree or dolphin. The pieces can be worn as a charm for a bracelet or pendant for a necklace. They can also be engraved, which make for a great way to commemorate a special occasion, Manoushakian said. “These would make great keepsakes from a special trip here. After all, you can only buy so many shirts and mugs,” he said. Manoushakian, who also sits on the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, has a broad spectrum of experience in all metals, diamonds, precious stones and gemstones, with an emphasis on custom jewelry design and repair. Manoushakian does all the work himself and on-sight, which is highly rare today. “I’m an old-fashioned, hands-on jeweler,” said Manoushakian, who knows many of his customers on a firstname basis. His classic approach to customer service has earned him a loyal following and, in fact, some families have been coming to Highlands Jewelers for multiple generations. Manoushakian’s foundation as a jeweler was set in his homeland of Beirut, Lebanon, where his uncles were all

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League Highlights The Juniors and Majors divisions continue to see great performance from all the teams and players. Majors Division - Recent home run hitters include: Sean (Mac) Bingham (Twins), Ryan Bramlett (Twins), Michael Brown (Red Sox), Joseph Bulgarelli (Cardinals), Jackson Galluzzi (Yankees), Daniel Hoppen (Phillies), Ronan Reeves (Twins), Nino Romero 2 (Angels), Robert Schlesier (Red Sox). Baseball Day in Del Mar will be held on Sunday May 1st at Ashley Falls Park. Baseball Day is a fun day of activities for all Del Mar Little league families. Activities Include: • Aquafina Pitch Hit & Run Competition (7:30-12:00) • 2011 DMLL Home Run Derby (12:30) • Managers Softball Game (2:00) For league activities and all the scores and standings visit the Del Mar Little League website at

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BY MARK DAUGHTERS, INTERLACED SAN DIEGO INC. Computers are amazing. Think of how much stuff is in your computer right now. Thousands of pictures, music tracks, videos, contacts, calendars, documents, spreadsheets, emails, and probably, a lot more. To store that in the physical world would fill a ton of photo albums, rolodexes, CD/DVD shelves, and file cabinets. A lot of my clients have a hard time letting go of those physical hard copies. To them it is scary to shrink all of this data into a box the size of a notepad, and toss the “real thing.” They take comfort that they can actually feel and know that their memories are safe, just by seeing that the file cabinet, or photo album is there. And they have a point. Without the proper steps, your data can randomly disappear in the blink of an eye. Your computer contains a small part called the hard drive. On laptops it is smaller than a deck of cards. This tiny thing holds everything. Inside there is a disk that spins around and a small needle moves around to read the data. These work magnetically, not using grooves, like a record player, but the idea is the same. Since this is a mechanical part, at some point it will fail. Let me restate that. Every hard drive, ever built, in any device, Mac, PC, desktop, laptop, iPod, will fail. Even the newer computers with the “solid state drives” or SSD (Techno speak for “no moving parts.”) are not infallible. They have a limited amount of times data can be written or read from. When this happens (not if), all the data on the drive will be inaccessible. Stop printing out everything in a panic. You can stop this data Armageddon from happening, and it is quite easy. All you need is a copy of your data in another place. These days there are plenty of ways to accomplish this with minimal effort on your part. With every Mac sold today, Time Machine is included. Time Machine is the easiest, and most powerful way to backup your data. All it requires is an external hard drive. (Around $100.) Once it is set up, your Mac

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Learning about the lives of Holocaust survivors In preparation for the San Diego Jewish Academy’s upcoming annual Holocaust Memorial Service and in honor of Passover, 5th grade students recently conducted a Seder where they learned about the lives of local Holocaust survivors. Photos/Jon Clark

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“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. 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

The 12th Annual Women in Business Symposium, being held on Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Sharing the Power of ‘So What’s Next?!’” Many women take on so much in their daily lives and still face each day with an internal strength and forward-looking attitude of “So What’s Next?! Event admission is $95 if registered before May 13. Registration, sponsorship and exhibit information is available at

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The Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter will hold its 11th Annual Art Gala on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar (1658 Coast Blvd.). The gala will feature beautiful art, delectable food and drink, musical entertainment and coastal conservation highlights. If you are interested in donating something for the event or sponsoring it please email for details. For more event details, a preview of some of the art and a link to purchase tickers, visit

Cox Celebrity Championship coming RSF Book Cellar half-price sale runs May 5-6 All the selection you want but at half the price is what the Rancho Santa Fe Book Cellar in the village of Rancho Santa Fe has to offer this May 5, 6 and 7 at the half-price sale. The Book Cellar is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This sale happens only twice a year so mark your calendars and come in early. As always, a drawing for a $50 gift certificate will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 4 p.m. For more information and for an address, call (858) 756-4780 or visit

Tickets are now available for CCA’s ‘Big Top’ fundraiser ‘Cirque du CCA’ Next Book Works author event is May 3 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. For more information on Canyon Crest academy, visit

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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.For more information about the author, please go to 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) 7553735.

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What are they hiding? Viva Las Vegas! That’s what the giant LED glow in the dark sign will read when you drive past the Del Mar Fairgrounds or fly over at 30,000 feet ...Viva Las Vegas! Don’t feel bad if you were caught unaware. That little gem (among many) was buried in the 1,000-page master plan report issued by the politically appointed posse that runs the 22nd Agricultural District. The public has 10 full days to review it. What are these guys hiding that it only gets 10 days of public review? I have a pretty long list, but then I’m only up to page 473! Local developer and board member Kim Fletcher, after ditching an unfinanceable hotel-condo project from the plan, says to outraged protesters, “Let’s all be happy and good neighbors.” With all due respect Kim, good neighbors don’t plot against their fellow neighbors behind closed doors and try to pass things behind our backs. If your secret plan really is good for the neighborhood, don’t you think we’d embrace it and cheer your hard work? Craig A. Nelson Solana Beach

Population trends favor Democrats ONE VIEW The 2010 Census will confirm that our state, our county, and our communities are in the process of an epochal deGORDON mographic transformation CLANTON with profound North Coast political impli- columnist cations. Ten years ago, California’s Hispanic population was 32 percent. Today it is 38 percent. Three Californians in five are now ethnic minorities. San Diego County is about one-third Hispanic. Asians and Pacific Islanders account for 11 percent. Ten years ago, the most common surname among San Diego County homebuyers was Smith, and eight of the top 15 names were Hispanic or Asian. Today the most common name is Nguyen, and 11 of the top 15 are Hispanic or Asian. Taking into account African

Real reason behind parking changes is obvious This letter is in response to the article “Downtown parking changes ahead” in the March 31, 2011 issue. Mayor Don Mosier, please don’t insult our intelligence. Justifying loosening parking standards by saying people rely less on their cars is laughable. Anyone who has seen the near empty buses rolling up and down Camino del Mar knows that people rely on their cars as much as they did 20 years ago to get into downtown Del Mar. And let’s not forget that the train is no longer an option. It hasn’t stopped in Del Mar in over a decade. I’m especially troubled by your statement “If you make marked parking spaces, you just encourage more cars to come to our city.” Not building parking spaces isn’t going to encourage people to use public transportation. It’s just going to force them to park in the surrounding neighborhoods, creating more noise and congestion for those residents. Everyone knows this is about money. More tax revenues for the city and higher rents for the commercial property owners. To suggest otherwise is disingenuous. I’m all for revitalizing downtown, but it needs to be done openly and honestly. We need leaders who aren’t going to patronize the residents of Del Mar. Mark Stuckelman Del Mar

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.

Americans (about 7 percent), indigenous populations and refugees, San Diego is a county in which “minorities” collectively comprise a majority of the population. This demographic milestone was reached by California a decade ago. It will be reached by the nation a few decades from now. Meanwhile, about 80 percent of top elected officials in San Diego County are white. We are not surprised to learn that National City is 63 percent or that Chula Vista is 51 percent Hispanic. But did you know that Escondido is 46 percent and Vista 44 percent Hispanic? Hispanics now outnumber whites in Escondido, the city that in 2006 tried to enact an ordinance that would have punished landlords for renting to illegal immigrants, the city that conducts driver’s license checkpoints that allegedly target Hispanics. At 5 percent, Del Mar has the smallest Hispanic population in the county. Encinitas is 18 percent and Solana Beach 19 percent Hispanic. Del Mar is the whitest city in the county at 85 percent – whiter than Santee (77 percent),

TACO continued from page 1 to the drive-through on April 18, placed his usual order, and received a receipt for $3.88. But when he got back to his office and checked his account online, he found he had been charged $5.88. In all, Wagner found 15 such overcharges of either $1 or $2 on his credit card statements. He contacted the restaurant chain, which investigated his complaint and then refunded the overcharges. This newspaper also contacted Taco Bell officials. On Monday, company spokesman Rob Poetsch wrote in an email: “We take this isolated incident very seriously and immediately looked into it. After investigating, our franchisee resolved the matter with the customer, refunded his money and terminated one employee.” While Wagner said he was happy with the company’s response to his complaint, he suspects other customers were also overcharged. Poetsch wrote that Wagner was the only customer to come forward. “They’ve been great with me. But I think it’s not enough if they stop here,” Wagner said. “They do need to go back and find all the victims and give them their money back.” Deputy District Attorney Gina Darvas, who heads the agency’s Consumer Protection Unit, said she’s not

Carlsbad (76), Encinitas and Coronado (74), and Solana Beach (73). Income correlates with ethnicity. Countywide, median family income is about $35,000 for Hispanics, $48,000 for blacks, and $87,000 for whites. Nationwide, Hispanics favor Democrats over Republicans by almost two to one, as do recently naturalized immigrants by about 60/40. Young voters also break 60/40 for the Democrats. In San Diego County, more than 600,000 people who are eligible to vote are not registered. Another 300,000 are registered but do not vote. Another 150,000 immigrants are eligible to naturalize. Another 50,000 will turn 18 in the next two years. In all, a potential new electorate of more than one million is emerging. In a statewide context, San Diego is a swing county in which Republicans are 36.3 percent and Democrats 36.1 percent of the registered voters. Stay tuned. Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at

sure if the incidents described by Wagner involve criminal fraud or inadvertent overcharging. But she suggested that Wagner contact her office. “It’s something we would look into,” Darvas said. “We are interested in stuff like this. That’s how we keep the businesses honest.” She said customers should closely check their receipts when using credit cards, and also double-check their credit card statements. Wagner said he did not have to sign for the purchases since the amount was small, and did not receive separate credit card receipts to compare with the cash register receipts detailing his meal. Many businesses do provide both receipts to customers who make credit card purchases. “The big lesson I take from this is this kind of thing probably happens to people a lot more than they think,” said Wagner. “I don’t think people really pay attention to a three- or fourdollar charge. I suspect a lot of errors or misconduct happens to people’s credit cards without them being aware. It makes me a lot more cautious about using my credit card, it makes me rethink whether to use credit cards at all.” San Diego County residents who suspect they’ve been overcharged, or have questions about potential unfair business practices, can contact the San Diego County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 619-5313507.


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Health Connections

North Shore Girls Softball League 10u team ‘P!nk’ champs! North Shore Girls Softball League 10u team ‘P!nk’ are this season’s “2011 Division Champions” with a record of 17-0-1. From left to right: Bottom row: Cami Ramseyer; First row: Jordan Rowell, Molly Jones, Molly Gillcrist, Gabi Umansky, Ava Fargo; Second row: Taylor Neihart, Hannah Dewey, Miranda Rafner, Chloe Balsiger, Eva Hughes; Third row coaches: Jim Jones, Wendi Santino-Ramseyer, Greg Rowell, Dan Balsiger, Cathy Dewey. Not pictured Casey Rominoff.

Carmel Valley Dons Spring 8 Tackle Football 3rd-4th grade team. Photo/Susie Talman

CV Dons Spring Tackle Team off to 4-0 start The Carmel Valley Dons Spring 8 Tackle Football 3rd-4th grade team has started its season with an impressive four-game winning streak. In a recent game against the Inland Valley White team (3-0 at that time), the Dons players demonstrated a strong defensive show, allowing no first downs. Outstanding linebacker play by Zackary Thorn (19), AJ Gustaveson (5), and Jack Foate (20) held the Inland Valley team to negative yards. First year starting cornerback Colin Wayland (8) added, “We got such good penetration from the beasts on our defensive line, Justin Vilchis (28) and Logan Berzins (11) made it all possible.” On offense, outstanding blocking by Leo Silverman (32), Mark Lindgren (14), and Troy Manzano (18) enabled the 3-4th grade team to score three touchdowns led by first-year quarterback Lucas Corbosiero (1) and running back Chaz Talman (15). The Carmel Valley Dons Youth Football League was formed in 2010 to create a highly competitive Division 1 Youth Football Program in the Carmel Valley area to prepare top athletes for high school football. The League’s home stadium is Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS) and players proudly wear the colors of CCHS. Informally nicknamed “Little Dons” by the Cathedral High football players, much of the team’s first year success can be attributed to the support of Cathedral’s varsity head coach Sean Doyle and athletic director David Smola. For information about the League, visit Fall registration is now open for boys ages 5-14.

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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

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

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



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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Mustangs U16 team advances in So. Cal Playoffs The No. 1 ranked San Diego Mustangs Rugby Club U16 team dispatched Santa Clarita Valley, 48-0, in the quarterfinals of the Southern California Rugby Union Youth League Tournament on April 16 at Cathedral Catholic High School. The Mustangs now face Fullerton Youth Rugby Club in the semi-finals on Saturday, April 30, on the lower field at Cathedral Catholic. In the quarterfinal match against the SCV Tigers, Prop Joey Kuperman and backrow player Cameron Dale dominated in the forwards for the Mustangs, while Flyhalf Billy Maggs, and outside center Jaxon McAllister kept SCV off-balance. McAllister’s tackle of a Santa Clarita player in the Try Zone in the first minute of play lead to the Mustangs’ first score. Openside Flanker Jonathan Raby had several strong runs that broke down the Santa Clarita Defense, and allowed him to pass the ball to wide open ‘mates. Left Wing Alex Lindsey had three trys in the first half for the Mustangs to lead the scoring. Derek Lipincyzk, playing the

Lock position, stole the ball on a Santa Clarita throw-in late in the game and bulled his way in for a score. Fittingly, the game ended with a long, weaving Raby run up the left side, and then a deft pass to McAllister who scored the final try for the Mustangs. The U16 Mustangs were undefeated in league play this Spring to earn the Number One seed in the Tournament. The Mustangs Club draws players from over half-a-dozen local high schools (Torrey Pines, Cathedral, Canyon Crest, La Jolla, San Dieguito Academy, La Costa Canyon and others). Coached throughout by Ramon Samaniego, this group of players won the Southern California Championship as U16 players in 2010, and several of these same players were Southern California Champions, as U14 players in 2009. For more information, visit the Mustangs website: www.sandiegoyouthrugby. org, or the Southern California Youth Rugby website,, which also includes high school league standings.

Great Outdoor Youth Walk benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito The first ever Great Outdoor Youth Walk benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will be held at the San Dieguito River Park Trail on Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m. “We are very grateful to the San Dieguito River Park for partnering with us on this walk to help children and families start a healthier lifestyle while learning about the natural habitat the San Dieguito River Valley has to offer,” said Keith Padgett, president/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. “This walk targets all ages and we encourage all families to attend, have a great time, and help raise money for a great cause.” The 4K family walk/run will be held on the Trail directly behind the Albertson’s shopping center on Via de la Valle. The trail winds under the 5 freeway west towards the fairgrounds, then back around to the starting point. Interactive booths for children will be stationed along the 4K route as well as a breakfast and after party for walkers. The GREAT Outdoor YOUTH Walk has a small pledge based entry fee of $20. Those participating will be awarded a collectors walk t-shirt and free breakfast! The participant with the most pledges will win a day with 12 friends in a VIP Padres Suite on Saturday, June 4, to see the Padres vs. the Astros (hotdogs and soda/water included). To register for the walk or to make a pledge donation, go to and click on events and fundraisers or call 858-720-2188.

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SD Healthy River 5-Mile Walk for a Cause is May 15 The San Diego Healthy River 5-Mile Walk for a Cause is being held to raise support and awareness for the San Diego River Trail and Parks. Families, individuals, and teams will be adding their voices in support of creating a clean, safe, and healthy San Diego River Trail for the community. The 5-mile Walk for a Cause will be held on Sunday, May 15, at the Qualcomm Stadium Practice Field, starting at 8 a.m. Participants will include joggers, walkers, moms with their little ones in strollers, kids of all ages, and pet lovers walking their dogs. The route is from Qualcomm Stadium, through areas of Mission Valley, past the San Diego River Garden and along parts of the San Diego River Trail. After the walk, everyone is invited to attend this year’s San Diego RiverFest on the Practice Field, at 10 a.m. The festival is “Celebrating San Diego River Trail & Parks.” For addition information and to register for the walk, visit

Bumper To Bumper Readers: I had a loyal reader by the name of Ron e-mail the paper with concerns about my advice to Carl concerning his tire pressure (issue 4/21). Ron felt that I was giving out dangerous advice concerning Dave Stall inflation. I had stated that to get the correct tire pressure for your tires, you should get the inflation information from the side wall of the tire — if it reads 40 pounds, you should put in 35. I did mention a few pounds, but I should have said five pounds. Ron based his assumption on a relative who sustained abdominal injuries due to an over-inflated tire, which I was very sorry to hear. It just so happens I was at Auto Club Speedway last Sunday for a race and had the opportunity to interview a tire representative. I asked him if the advice I gave out in the paper was incorrect. He stated that I was right on the money. In fact, he said that if you are hauling a big load, you need to put your tire pressure at the maximum level found on the sidewall of your tires. You should check the tires cold and inflate them when they are cold. Remember, tires gain and lose air over time and if not inspected and inflated to the correct pressure, the tires will lose pressure and get very hot, then blow out. I am sticking to my original suggestion of keeping the tires five pounds under what the tire manufacturer recommends, not what is found in either the owners manual or on the door jam. Q. Pat: I have a problem with people who drive with their high beams on — not the ones coming towards you, but the drivers


who come up behind you with their high beams on. Is there something you can do to let the jerk know he has his high beams on and is very annoying? Thanks for all your advice. A. Dave: I am not aware of anything you could buy that would alert the driver behind you that his or her high beams are on. I have been told if you adjust your rear view mirror just right, the glare goes right back into the car behind you and blinds the driver who is blinding you. I have never tried it — and I wouldn’t. What I do is slow down by just letting off the gas pedal. Pretty soon, the person who is being rude will pass you out of disgust because you are going too slow. Don’t hit the brakes — just let off the gas pedal slightly. Q. Karla: I just moved to San Diego from Yuma, Arizona, and found out from a very nice police officer that the tint on my driver and passenger windows are illegally tinted. I told him that I just moved from Arizona — so he just gave me a warning. Do I have to remove the tint? He did say if I had a doctor’s excuse that may help, but I don’t know any doctors in San Diego who could write me a note. What would you suggest? My brother reads your column every week. I haven’t seen it as of yet, so I hope you call me with the answer otherwise I’ll have to wait for my brother to let me know! A. Dave: Welcome to San Diego! Now go remove your window tint! I would never try to find a doctor to fake an excuse — bad karma. You will find driving at night with untinted windows is a blessing in disguise. Your visibility is better and you become a safer driver. Plus, it doesn’t get as hot here as in Arizona so no need for tint!

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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Baseball: Cathedral Catholic won the Classic Division of the prestigious Lions tournament, defeating Elk Grove 6-5 in the title game on April 21. The Dons advanced to the title game after defeating La Costa Canyon 6-5 in the semifinals earlier in the day. They opened the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Rancho Bernardo on April 19, and then defeated Temecula Valley 3-1 the next day. Daniel Camarena had a double and a solo home run to lead the Dons offensively in the title game, and Nick Fornaca contributed two hits including a solo homer. Camarena pitched a two-hitter to lead the Dons in the Rancho Bernardo game. He struck out 10 batters and allowed one walk. Michael Martin pitched a complete game three-hitter and Stephen Haviar had three hits to lead the Dons in the Temecula Valley game. Torrey Pines gymnastics team senior and Nico Garbella had three hits including captain Paige Minteer gets some air on a triple and two runs scored to lead the the beam at an April 20 meet against Dons in the LCC game, and Camarena con- Westview. Photo/Anna Scipione tributed a triple and two RBI. The Dons extended their winning streak to eight games as they improved their overall record for the season to 17-2. ***** Torrey Pines took two of three games in the in the Classic Division of the Lions tournament. The Falcons opened with a 7-0 victory over Silverado (Las Vegas) on April 19. They lost to Grossmont 9-4 the next day, but beat Kennedy (Granada Hills) in the April 21 finale. Reed Mason pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Falcons in the Silverado game. Mason struck out eight and allowed no walks. Jake Mitchell led the Falcons offensively, going 3 for 3 with two RBI. Sam Wisenberg had two hits, and Chad Thurston had one hit and two RBI. Garrett Stubbs had three hits to lead the Falcons in the Grossmont game. Stubbs led the Falcons in the Kennedy game too, going 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and two RBI. Mitchell had two doubles, and Mason added a home run and drove in two runs. The Falcons, winners of five of their last six games, improved their overall record for the season to 16-6. ***** Santa Fe Christian had its 12-game winning streak snapped when the Eagles lost to Mira Mesa 5-1 in the Lions tournament 6A division semifinals on April 19. The Eagles opened the tournament with a 12-4 victory over Cleveland of Reseda on April 18, and then beat San Marcos 4-1 the next day. Barrett Floyd had four hits including two doubles and Bobby Zarubin had two hits including a home run and two RBI to lead the Eagles in the Cleveland game. John Gamble added a double and three RBI. Nolan Gannon pitched five innings for the win. He struck out 12 batters and allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks. Trevor Semerdjian allowed one run in five innings and Bobby Zarubin pitched two shutout innings of relief to lead the Eagles in the San Marcos game. Nolan Gannon and Josh Estill each had two hits to lead the Eagles offensively. The loss dropped the Eagles overall record for the season to 13-4. Floyd had two hits and one RBI to lead the Eagles in the Mira Mesa game. ***** Softball: Torrey Pines improved its Falcon Fiesta tournament record to 3-2 with a 5-0 victory over Mt. Carmel on April 23. The win followed a 1-0 loss to Poway on April 20. Taylor Lee pitched a four-hitter to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game. She led the Falcons offensively too, going 2 for 3 with one RBI. Lee took the loss in the Poway game, allowing one run on four hits in seven innings. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 18-5-1. Girls lacrosse: Torrey Pines moved into sole possession of first place in the Avocado League with a crucial 12-8 victory over rival La Costa Canyon in on April 19. The Falcons followed that win with a 13-3 league victory over San Dieguito Academy the next day. Katie Trees scored four goals and had three assists and Anna Knowles scored three goals to lead the Falcons in the LCC game. Falcons goalie Carrie Yang had seven saves. Knowles scored five goals and had two assists to lead the Falcons in the SDA game, and Trees added four goals and four assists. Yang had five saves. The Falcons improved to 5-0 in league and 9-2 overall for the season.



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Walter Oliver with his daughter Natalee.

Air Force master sergeant finds home, family in SB Solana Beach resident Walter Oliver has spent a lifetime serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, a career that took him across the nation. Now the retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant has returned home to sunny Southern California, where he dedicates his days to helping to raise his five children and serving the community in his rare free time. After graduating from San Diego High School in 1975, Oliver earned a degree in banking and finance from San Diego City College. He joined the Air Force in 1980, serving in Alaska, California, Nebraska, South Korea, and Washington D.C. His last assignment was working in the Air Force’s Budget Office in the Pentagon, where he met his partner, Dave Roberts, a Solana Beach councilman. In 1995, he graduated from Strayer University in Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in business management. In 2000, he retired and moved to Solana Beach to join Roberts. Now he manages the Sandpiper Point condo complex in Encinitas. Oliver and Roberts have been involved with the San Diego County’s Foster Care program for a number of years and are now the proud parents of five children: Robert, 15; Alex, 10; Julian, 7; Joe, 3; and Natalee, 2. Oliver is also a member of the Solana Beach Friends of the Library, Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, Solana Beach PTA, and a charter member of the Del Sol Lions Club. 1. What brought you to this neighborhood? When I retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service, my partner was living here and I moved here to join him.


Writer gaining international readership as ‘chick lit’ e-Author BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor Dee DeTarsio, a former TV producer/writer, is convinced that life (i.e. “the universe”) gives us “clues” every once in awhile on how to proceed. “Sometimes things happen that direct you to a certain path.” Take the time, about eight months ago, when, after laboring for 10 years writing women’s ‘chick lit’ fiction novels that never found a publisher, suddenly her agent, actually her third agent, became a recession casualty and lost her job. DeTarsio, mother of two college-age children, had written some seven novels, had lots of encouragement along the way, but no sales — and now, no agent. How’s that for a “clue!” “I was devastated,” she recalls, “and went into a real funk.” That’s when her husband, a television director of photography and practical guy, suggested, “Get it on Amazon.” He had bought DeTarsio a Kindle, the portable e-book reader, for Christmas a few years back, but she knew virtually nothing about the intricacies of e-publishing, and then there was this “stigma” she felt about self-publishing. She thought about it and finally, like one of those damsels in distress in her novels, she “took matters into my own hands and joined the digital revolution.” “There still is kind of a stigma about e-publishing and self-publishing,” she admits, “but I decided, ‘I’m gonna do it.’ And I’m so glad I did. “No one read my books before and now I have 10,000 people who have read my books — two novels and a novella published already and three more novels on deck and ready to go.” Her first Amazon Kindle novel, “The Scent of Jade,” priced at $2.99, published last October, is a quirky action-adventure that follows a woman lost in the Costa Rican rainforest with an ancient idol

Quick Facts Name: Dee DeTarsio Distinction: Former local TV producer/writer Dee DeTarsio, who joined the digital revolution, is gaining international readership as an eAuthor of chick lit novels after 10 years of trying to publish through traditional literary print publishers. Resident of: Carmel Valley/Torrey Highlands Born: Fremont, Ohio Education: B.A. in communications with emphasis in mass media, Ohio State University, 1982

Author Dee DeTarsio (PHOTO: JON CLARK)

that may hold secrets to global warming — a sort of a combination of “Romancing the Stone” meets “Survivor.” The idea of writing an action-adventure chick-lit was triggered, she said, by an observation made by her husband. “He’s a really great editor,” she said. She reads her manuscripts to him at night when they are in bed. One night, he said, “Boy, women sure do think a lot. Can’t you blow something up or kill somebody.” Good idea, she thought, for her, a departure from traditional chick lit. “Women are good multi-taskers. We can have deep thoughts even while we’re on the run with a jade monkey in the jungle. That novel was so much fun to write.” She is currently working on a screenplay adaptation of “The Scent of Jade.” To spur on the marketing, she added a novella, at the almost give-away price of 99 cents, “Til Somebody Loves You,” a chick lit set in

Family: Married to television director of photography John DeTarsio. They have two children: Tyler, 21, and Gianna, 19, both communications students at Cal State San Marcos. Favorite TV: “The Soup” on E! Entertainment Television and HG (Home and Gardens) TV Recent reading: “Daughters of Rome,” by Kate Quinn; and “Heads, You Lose,” by Lisa Lutz Physical regimen: Daily workouts at the Pacific Athletic Club Philosophy: “Life gives us clues along the way.”

Chicago which portrays a “damsel in distress” copywriter’s search for her one true love. And, she just published her third work, another women’s fiction novel, “The Kitchen Sink,” which she still has to promote, but it is already finding a readership. In three months, DeTarsio’s works attracted more than 3,000 downloads, and, depending on the day, was #60 in the Amazon Kindle humor category, #70 in romantic suspense, and reached #6 on romantic fiction in Great




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Britain. We interviewed DeTarsio in her home in Carmel Valley/Torrey Highlands. She’s a super-energy mother of two college-age children. Before she became a stay-at-home mom, she used to make her living as a television producer/writer, freelancer and marketing director. DeTarsio was born Dee Frampton in Fremont, Ohio, the “classic” middle child and in a family of five sisters. Her dad is a retired

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April 28, 2011

Stars. With an edge.

Presenting the “Nova Experience.”

Victory through

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Celebrating the human spirit Featuring the most famous symphony ever written: Beethoven’s Fifth Egmont Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ascent to Victory (ode to the Special Olympics)

Nancy Bloomer Deussen

Peace on Earth Arnold Schoenberg with the SACRA/PROFANA Choir — Krishan Oberoi, director Symphony No. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven

Orchestra Nova celebrates victory over adversity through music from Beethoven and contemporary composers that is certain to stir emotions. Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Downtown - St. Paul’s Cathedral Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. Sorrento Valley Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall Monday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. La Jolla - Sherwood Auditorium

Pops! At the Center Around the World Saturday, April 30, 4:00 p.m. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Breathtaking scenic video and global guest artists will take you on a first-class flight around the world! Lots of fun with beautiful music in an exquisite concert hall.

Tickets: or 800-988-4253 Made possible by generous support from Jean Will.

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April 28, 2011


Quilters donate ‘hugs’ to warm patients in Alzheimer’s study BY KIRBY BROOKS Contributor What’s a quilter to do when her family and friends have all the quilts they need? In the case of Jeffree Itrich, a UCSD communications specialist with the Department of Neurosciences’ Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, you use the quilts for a good cause. Itrich, who lost her mother to severe dementia, set out to create a quilt donation program for the patients in the Alzheimer’s study in January 2010. By that September, when news of the donation program appeared in the AARP Bulletin, Itrich had received 100 or so quilts. The AARP interviewer (a quilter with whom Itrich formed a fast friendship) warned Itrich that her life would change after the article published, and change it did. “The first day after the AARP piece, I received 40 emails. I recruited a part-time student and part-time administrative worker in addition to another full-time employee to

Want to help? Contact: Jeffree Itrich, Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, University of California San Diego, 8950 Villa La Jolla Dr., Ste. C-227, La Jolla, CA 920371712 E-mail: Adcs-quilts@ Phone: (858) 677-1565 help me process all the calls and e-mails, and I eventually handed that part of the project over to them,” Itrich said. Although the momentum has since slowed, the project’s e-mail address still receives daily messages. “It goes in waves, but we get 10-20 quilts a week on average,” Itrich said, before looking into her database to find out the exact number. As of April 12, 2011: 820 quilts were donated for the patients in the study (a collaboration between UCSD and the National Institute on Aging). Itrich unearths a folder

bursting with letters from quilters and patients alike. Leafing through the stack, she pulls out a four-page letter from a quilter and several notes from study participants’ family members. (Some of the quilts come with labels on them and Itrich keeps a detailed log so recipients can communicate their gratitude if they wish.) She doesn’t know who gets the quilts — their information is protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) — but the project has sparked communication between those coping with Alzheimer’s. “As a quilter, I know what quilts do for people. A quilt is like a hug,” said Itrich, adding that many of the quilters have been holding onto grief from experiencing Alzheimer’s in their family’s own lives. “In many cases, they have been grieving for years. By quilting to cheer up participants of Alzheimer’s research studies around the country, they can be a small part of the cure. Participating is kind of a catharsis for them.”

Itrich said that the quilts also give people a way to express their appreciation to those participating in the study, which requires a neurosurgical procedure. Doctors open the brain to deliver nerve growth factor directly into the portion of brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease. (Read more details at http:// “When I first brought up the donation program to the research study’s director, she thought I lost my mind! ‘Where would you get all of the quilts?’ she asked. But I know how generous quilters are.” In the beginning, she tried to limit the donations to traditional quilts, but has since abandoned that rule. Her office is packed with quilts of all shapes, sizes and colors, ranging from handstitched and hand-tied to machine-stitched quilts. “Alzheimer’s clinics are notoriously cold. The need for quilts wanes in the summer months and picks back up again once temperatures cool down,” she said. Since

Jeffree (her parents were expecting a third son) Itrich in her office surrounded by quilts ready to be sent to patients in the Alzheimer’s study. both women and men participate in the study, she makes sure there are quilts featuring golf memorabilia, Mack trucks, John Deere tractors, musical notes, and even outer space images! When will there be enough quilts? According to Itrich, only when there is a

cure for Alzheimer’s. “The quilts comfort in ways we can’t imagine and the research will continue until the disease can be stopped or reversed,” she said, before handing her assistant another batch of vibrantly colored quilts to brighten the lives of participants involved in the study.

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A Dram of Drummhicit May 17 - June 12 By Arthur Kopit & Anton Dudley Directed by Christopher Ashley An entrepreneur has found the perfect Scottish island for his new golf course. But as secrets — and bodies — are unearthed, the true nature of the island wreaks comic havoc. Drink up a dram of Drummhicit with the locals of Muckle Skerry as they go to battle with corporate America.

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CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING On Topic: A Conversation with Yishai Jusidman Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m. MCASD La Jolla Free with Museum admission In conjunction with the exhibition Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, Education Curator Cris Scorza will engage in conversation with artist Yishai Jusidman to discuss painting as a reflective process.

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Music & Art Since 1945 Presented by Victoria Martino Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. April 26–May 31 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. Series: $72/102 Single lecture-concert: $14/19 CALL TO RESERVE

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Les Violons du Roy Bernard Labadie, music director Alexander Weimann, harpsichord Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. MCASD Sherwood Auditorium Tickets: $75, $55, $25 From the heart of the music scene in Québec City – don’t miss this renowned chamber orchestra display it’s widely acclaimed energy, brilliance and vitality in an all-Bach program.

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Grunion Run April 19: 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight. Ages 6-13 with a paid adult. RSVP required: 858-534-7336 or online at: Public: $12


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On The


Zel’s Del Mar

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■ Reservations: Recommended


■ 1247 Camino del Mar, Del Mar ■ (858) 755-0076 ■ ■ The Vibe: Upscale casual, Relaxed, Cozy

■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Flatbread pizzas, Brandt Beef Bar Burger, White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce, fresh fish specials

■ Take Out: Yes ■ Happy Hour: 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily ■ Hours:

■ Open Since: 2009

4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4-11 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-11 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Sunday

Zel’s Del Mar has a dog-friendly, open-air patio and central firepit. Zel’s Calamari Salad

Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizza with truffle oil, arugula, asparagus, avocado, lemon creme and fontina

It’s the menu and music that makes Zel’s Del Mar a hometown favorite BY KELLEY CARLSON or an evening of food, drink and live music, take note of Zel’s Del Mar. Owners Greg Glassman and Jennifer Powers opened this coastal restaurant/bar in summer 2009, named after Glassman’s grandfather Zel Camiel, a Polish immigrant who was well-known in the Del Mar community and held the title of “unofficial mayor.” “Our vision was to create a neighborhood eatery where friends and family feel welcome and relaxed,” Glassman said in a news release. Entertainment is offered Thursday through Saturday nights, from acoustic jazz and blues to up-andcoming singers/songwriters. Most performances start around 7:30 p.m. in the bar. Guests can listen to the tunes from anywhere in Zel’s — the main dining area and patio are both adjacent to the bar. The main dining area is covered, yet well-ventilated; large windows allow for people-watching along Camino del Mar. On the dog-friendly, open-air patio, customers can enjoy the views as a fire pit crackles in the center. In the warm-hued, softly lit bar, patrons can sit on the bar stools or choose from several tables and watch TV. A full menu is served in all areas

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The Fish Trio appetizer features house-made chips, sea bass ceviche, ahi poke and smoked salmon tartare.

Happy Hour at Zel’s Del Mar is a popular place.


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: Zel’s Breakfast Flatbread of the restaurant. Patrons can start with an appetizer such as the Fish Trio (ahi poke, smoked salmon tartare and ceviche) or Fried Calamari, or select from several types of salads. Zel’s specializes in flatbreads, and there are a handful of house-made flatbread pizzas from which to choose, including Grilled Chicken, Eggplant and Margherita. Entrees range from the Brandt Beef Bar Burger to Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon. Powers cites the burger and flatbreads as her favorite dishes; Glassman leans toward the fresh fish entrees. Children’s menus are also available. For dessert, there are choices, such as a White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce. Zel’s has a full bar, including about 30 bottles of wine and a

selection of craft beers picked by Glassman. One of the brews on tap is Sculpin, which Glassman said is difficult to find in the area. Specials are available several nights each week: burger and a beer are $10 on Mondays; “Flat Tuesdays” offer half-price on all flatbreads; and bottles of wine are half-price on Wednesdays. Happy hour runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily. For guests who prefer to dine earlier in the day, Zel’s opens its doors from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the weekends, serving breakfast and lunch. Hours will change beginning Memorial Day weekend, as the eatery will be open daily for lunch. Zel’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to close on weekdays, and from 8:30 a.m. to close on weekends. Glassman said reservations are recommended, especially during weekend nights and in the summer — the restaurant can accommodate up to 80 people. However, reservations are not needed in the bar. To have a great experience, Glassman suggests “coming in and having a great dinner, hang on to hear live music at a place within walking distance to the ocean, and have a few nice cocktails or a bottle of wine.”


April 28, 2011

Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Theater to hold festival of one-act plays May 5-7 The award-winning Canyon Crest Academy Theater Program will perform a Festival of One Acts directed by conservatory students. The festival runs May 5-7 at the Black Box Theater, Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130. The Festival of One Acts include well-known and student-written plays, and range from dramas to comedies. Envision Theater Coordinator Michael Schwartz notes, “CCA’s Envision Theater is once again breaking new ground by showcasing the talents of our conservatory members who are making their directorial debut. They are applying what they’ve learned from our guest artists and gaining valuable experience at the same time.” Student director Shaina Krevat, who co-wrote “With Champagne” with her sister, Devyn, says, “It’s a great opportunity to be able to direct a play I co-wrote. Being on the other side of the audition table, selecting the cast, and working with these great actors as they add their own vision to the work is a wonderful experience.” For showtimes and tickets, visit main/tickets

Solana Beach celebrates Cinco de Mayo May 1

‘Art in the Pines’ event to be held May 15 at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to benefit children’s programs Enjoy spring wildflowers in full bloom, watch artists capture the beauty of nature on their canvases, experience the Reserve with family and friends, and breathe in the fresh ocean air while supporting the preservation of one of San Diego’s unique natural environments. The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the second annual Art in the Pines to be held Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is free and open to all. Art in the Pines is an all-day event featuring a professionally judged Plein Air contest with an awards ceremony; artists’ booths exhibiting nature-inspired art for sale in a variety of media such as painting, pastels, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography; food and live music; children’s nature and art activities; an opportunity drawing for donated artwork; guided nature walks; tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge; and expert demonstrations in several different artistic mediums. A free shuttle will run from the Reserve’s North Beach and South Beach parking lots. The event is free, but the parking lots are $10 per car or a valid annual pass. Additional parking will be available at National University located

just south of the Reserve at 11255 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037. Guests are strongly encouraged to consider walking to the event (15 minute walk uphill from south parking lot, 10 minute level walk from National University parking lot). Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California, north of San Diego. From Hwy 5, exit on Carmel Valley Road and drive west for about 1.5 miles till you reach the Coast Highway 101. Turn left and proceed along the beach for about a mile. The park entrance is on your right just before the highway begins to climb the Torrey Pines grade. For more information about this event, visit torreypine. org.

The Solana Beach Cinco de Mayo Community Fiesta will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 1-4 p.m., at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Avenue. This alcohol-free community event will offer many exciting cultural opportunities for the whole family. Highlighting the entertainment stage schedule will be the festive sounds of Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana (1-3 p.m.), followed by a performance by a professional Ballet Folklorico dance group (3-4 p.m.). These traditional and colorful Mexican heritage performances will be sure to inspire our cultural appreciation of Mexico. Fun activities for the whole family will include: Piñatas; game booths with prizes; Mexican craft booths; face painters; and fun jumps for the kids. Authentic Mexican food favorites will be provided. Special Mexican beverages such as horchata, Jamaica and limón will also be available. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the city web site at www. or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 858-720-2453.

TWO DINNERS FOR $19.99 Choice Of: Lasagna (Meat or Vegetarian) • Manicotti Canneloni • Eggplant Parmesan Chicken Parmesan • Stuffed Shells Includes Soup or Salad and Focaccia Bread Special Available for Pick up or Dine In Sunday-Thursday

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Here is a sample of a very small part of our menu Lunch Noodle and Rice Dishes Chow Fun (with chicken or beef) 10.95 Hong Kong Style Noodle & Soup 11.95

Entrees: Served with your choice of steamed white or brown rice and a house salad

V O T E D IN SAN DIEGO Gluten-Free Menu Vegetarian & Vegan Menu Street Level of the Del Mar Plaza

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Pungent Crispy Chicken 10.95 Cashew Chicken 10.95 Kung Pao Tenderloin Steak 13.95 Mongolian Beef 11.95 Beef with Broccoli 11.95 Walnut Shrimp 13.95 Eggplant is a Spicy Ginger Sauce 9.95

Dinner Tapas: Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi 13 Chicken Lettuce Wraps 9


Crispy Duck Wraps 11 Crabmeat Mango Salad 14

Shangri –la Filet Mignon 32 Braised Beef 21


From the Sea:

Hot and Sour Soup Cup 3 Bowl 7 Egg Flower Soup Cup 3 Bowl 7 Egg Noodles: Rendezvous Chow Mein 15 Seafood Lo Mein 18 Shanghai Style Noodles 16

Imperial Shrimp 19 Shrimp and Scallop Saute 19 Szechuan Jumbo Prawns 19

Entrees: Served with your choice of steamed white or brown rice

Fowl: Pungent Crispy Chicken 14 Triple “S” Chicken 14 Moo Goo Gai Pan 14

From the Land: Black Pepper Tenderloin Steak 18

Tofu: Spicy Eggplant Tofu Clay Pot 13 Buddha’s Treasure 14 Cashew Tofu 13

Desserts Mango Sorbet 5.95 Chocolate Wipe-out 5.95 Xango 6.95

Many more items are available on our menu



April 28, 2011

Del Sol Lions Club to celebrate Mardi Gras for a good cause BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer The Del Sol Lions Club is inviting the community to join in a Mardi Grasthemed celebration on Saturday, May 14, complete with live entertainment, casino games, a silent auction, and dinner — all to raise money for two worthy local charities. The first annual fundraiser at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club will benefit Reality Changers, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged youth become first-generation college students; and Saint Leo’s medical and dentals clinics, a volunteer-run operation that provides care to patients in extreme financial need. Both of these organizations were selected because they align with the Del Sol Lion’s goal of helping local disadvantaged

youth and families at risk. “Teens completing Reality Changers are tomorrow’s success stories,” said Maria McEneany, a co-chair for the event. “They have demonstrated a lowered high school dropout rate, increased college graduation rates, defied local homicide rates, broken the cycle of incarceration, decreased teenage pregnancy, and have no involvement with drugs or alcohol.” “Learning there is a lengthy waiting list for the Solana Beach Reality Changer Program and with concern over local youth drug and gang involvement, Reality Changers was chosen to provide atrisk teens the opportunity to participate in this program realizing they are our future leaders,” added Roz Hodgins, the other co-chair

for this event. Though Saint Leo’s medical and dental clinics have a different mission, they are equally deserving of community support, added Del Sol Lions program director Linette Page. “We selected the clinics recognizing they are in immediate need of costly equipment, medications, professional volunteers, specialists, and the ongoing support of Del Sol Lions as they service over 5,000 patients annually,” she said. “St. Leo’s Medical and Dental Clinics, through an all volunteer team of doctors, dentists, and medical professionals, provide comprehensive medical and dental services to the poorest of the working poor without insurance, who, except for emergencies, would be unable to obtain such services,” said Deacon Al Graff, one of three clinic founders. Both of these charities depend heavily upon support from the outside sources, and during the May 14 gala, the community will

Del Sol Lions Mardi Gras Who: Del Sol Lions Club What: A Mardi-Gras themed gala Where: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive When: Saturday, May 14, at 6 p.m.

have a chance to give back to them in a big way. The festivities kick off with a 6 p.m. silent auction, which includes appetizers and a complimentary glass of champagne that patrons can enjoy while browsing the more than $15,000-worth of items up for bid, including: dinner for eight in the VIP room of Tommy V’s; diamond earrings from the Diamond Boutique; golf lessons and a round at Lomas Santa Fe County Club; passes to the Turf Club; a day of sailing for four; and weekend getaways at Viceroy Hotels, Del Mar Hilton, Carmel Valley Dou-

ble Tree, and L’Auberge — all prizes that will be auctionedoff to raise money for the beneficiary charities. After the auction there will be dinner with a complimentary wine pour and the “Fund-a-Need” portion of the evening where patrons can donate toward specific items the beneficiary charities need. Each charity has put together a “wish list” that highlights basic needs, so, for example, if the St. Leo’s Medical Clinic needs a blood-pressure cuff, someone can donate specifically toward that. This will also be the time when the audience can learn more about each organization and hear from youths who have been through the Reality Changers program, and the volunteers who run Saint Leo’s medical and dental clinics. That will be followed by a Capoiera dance performance, and after that, patrons will be given $250-worth of play money for the on-sight casino room, where they enjoy poker, black jack, roulette, and craps. Patrons can also

buy more play money, which also benefits the charities. At the end of the evening they can turn in that play money for chips, which can then be exchanged for raffle tickets for prizes. Tickets to this event can be purchased for $125 per individual, or $1,000 for a table of 10. That ticket price includes appetizers and a glass of champagne, dinner and a wine pour, live entertainment, $250-worth of casino play money, and a fresh water pearl necklace from the Diamond Boutique. Because the event is Mardi Gras-themed, masks and beads are encouraged. The Del Sol Lions are still in need of sponsors for this event, with sponsorships ranging from $500 to $20,000. To purchase tickets or become an event sponsor, please email Maria McEneany at mdmceneany@aol. com or call her at 858-7592620. For more information, visit sites/delsol/

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Physician/writer scores big with his epic first novel Editor’s note: Stanford University professor of medicine Dr. Abraham Verghese, author of two memoirs and the best-selling novel, “Cutting for Stone,” was the guest speaker at the April 19 luncheon of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society at The Grand Del Mar. The luncheon series is sponsored by Northern Trust, the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center and this newspaper. The next and final luncheon of the 2010-2011 series on May 12 will feature Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist Michael Cunningham and his latest book, “By Nightfall.”

BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor For working physician Abraham Verghese, what began simply as an image he had in his mind of a young beautiful missionary nun giving birth to a child in a convent far away from her home, was transformed over a period of eight years into an extraordinary 534-page epic first novel, “Cutting for Stone,” that has climbed steadily up the bestseller charts since it was published 27 months ago. “And for those of you involved in writing a novel,” Verghese told an overflow audience at the April 19 luncheon of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society, “I hope you have a hell of a lot more to go on than that.” But for Dr. Verghese (pronounced: ‘Ver-geese’), that trial-and-error approach was the way he chose to “push forward” in order to create what has become a cast of memorable characters in a story spanning decades and generations from India, to Ethiopia, to an inner-city hospital in New York City. The narrator, who begins his story in the womb, is the first-born of identical twin boys, born by Caesarian to a nun in a mission hospital in Ethiopia, abandoned by the

English surgeon suspected of being their father, and adopted by an Indian couple, both physicians, who worked at the mission hospital. The story tracks the lives of the twins, both who become doctors, as they grow to manhood with dramatically different personalities through times of political turmoil in Ethiopia while haunted by the nagging questions about their mother, Sister Mary Joseph Praise, who died birthing the twins, and the man thought to be their father, the brilliant surgeon Dr. Thomas Stone. “Cutting for Stone,” a title derived from the physicians’ Hippocratic Oath, has been optioned for a movie by Anonymous Content, the producers of the much-acclaimed films, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Babel.” As for Verghese, well, he’s continuing his day job as a physician while enjoying time off from writing before hunkering down for possibly another marathon effort to create another novel, “unless a compelling non-fiction story comes to mind.” In the meantime, he writes the occasional op-ed or book review. We interviewed Verghese in the library of The Grand Del Mar prior to his luncheon talk. Verghese, 55, is a clinician at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, a professor for the theory and practice of medicine, and senior associate chair of the department of internal medicine. He was born in Ethiopia in 1955 of Indian parents who had been hired by Emperor Haile Selassie as teachers to work in a school near the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. When Selassie was deposed in 1974, Verghese brief-

Abraham Verghese with his book ‘Cutting for Stone’ PHOTO: JON CLARK

ly joined his parents who had moved to the U.S. and where he worked as an orderly before going to India to earn his medical degree at Madras Medical College in 1979 and complete his internship. Returning to America for his residency, he discovered only the less popular hospitals and communities were willing to accept foreign medical graduates, an experience he details in an early New Yorker magazine article, “The Cowpath to America,” and later in his first best-selling memoir, “My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story.” He did his residency (1980-83) at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, followed by a fellowship in infectious disease at Boston University School of Medicine. While working at Boston City Hospital for two years, he witnessed the beginning of the

urban epidemic of HIV in that city. Returning to Johnson City (population: 50,000), as a tenured assistant professor of medicine, he soon found himself involved in his sec-

ond AIDS epidemic but now in a rural setting. It was thought that he might have one or two patients a year in Johnson City afflicted with the deadly virus, but to everyone’s surprise, he found himself with more than 100 patients at a time when there were no known effective treatments for AIDS except words of comfort. He discovered that many young gay men who earlier had fled the confines and judgmental prejudices of their small hometowns for a freer life in the big cities were returning to their hometowns and families to die as terminal AIDS patients. Verghese wrote a scientific paper on the phenomenon of the AIDS epidemic in a small town, but he felt there was a better way to tell the whole story and its effects on the patients, their families, their caretakers and the doctors who tried to help them. “I felt my scientific paper didn’t begin to capture the whole dimension of it,” he said. “That’s when I took myself more seriously as a writer and wanted to tell the story of HIV as I lived

through it.” After working with HIV in Tennessee, he recalled, “I was burnt out. I told myself I needed a break otherwise I would not survive. And I decided to take a sabbatical of some sort, some how.” He discovered that the only criteria needed for admission to the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa were two short stories. “I sent them in and they took me and I went,” he said. He was in his mid-30s at the time. “It was a big leap of faith because I cashed in my tenure and retirement plan, and took my young family there.” While at Iowa, he worked one day a week at an HIV clinic to help with his expenses and to keep his sense of bearing “because I see myself fundamentally as a physician and that’s how I view the world.” “The writers workshop itself, you’ll be surprised to learn,” he said, “only meets one day a week,” to discuss and critique the participants’ two submitted short stories. The remainder of his year-


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UCSD duo’s book suggests ways to close job gap BY KATHY DAY STFF WRITER Put two educators who develop programs for extended learning in a room with an economist who studies technology and innovation, and you’re bound to generate interesting discussion. In one particular case, the discussion evolved into the book: “Closing America’s Job Gap: How to Grow Companies and Land Good Jobs in the Age of Innovation.” Its authors are Mary Walshok, UCSD’s associate vice chancellor for public programs and dean of the University Extension program; Henry DeVries, UCSD assistant dean of Extension, and Tapan Munroe, an economist who specializes in environmental economics and analysis of the hightech industry. Walshok said she was getting ready to write a book about innovation and in talking with DeVres and with inspiration from Munroe, they decided that innovation alone wasn’t the right topic.

She had just returned from Washington, D.C., and talks about the state of the economy when they decided to key in on the fact that “America is not putting people to work,” she said in a recent interview, with DeVries interjecting, “It’s a jobless recovery.” “Too many Americans expect the old jobs to come back,” Walshok said. Instead, they should be looking at “what jobs are there and what job can I create for myself.” As they talked, both said, the book came into focus: How to close the jobs gap. “We built on our knowledge as educators,” she said, looking at retooling, re-skilling and re-educating. “We know that’s going to be essential across all jobs careers.” Instead of thinking just about innovation, they wrote about how technology can change careers. They split the book into two sections. One analyzes the job gap and “the disparity between the good jobs being created by small busines-

innovation in the U.S. and the lack of American workers with the skills to fill these jobs.” The other examines San Diego as a case study, looking at how it has used its universities, entrepreneurial spirit, collaboration and training to build its economy and applies those lessons to the workforce. The San Diego example, they write, shows that if a region is serious “about innovation and job creation” they should bring together the “research community, the entrepreneurs and investors, the economic developers, and the educators and workforce-training organizations.” The work wraps up with an extensive addendum they called “Deeper Reflections on Innovation and Job Creation.” Sixteen sectors are creating jobs today, DeVries said, citing health-information technology, data mining, and Spanish-English translation and interpretation. And in some instances, there is a shortage of qualified employees. He pointed to Northrop Grumman,

which has hundreds of openings in San Diego and Qualcomm, whose founder recently testified before Congrees about the need for visa programs so they can find enough engineers and technical people. The book tells individual stories of people closing the jobs gap. He cited one woman, who had been a trained as teacher. Unable to find a job in education, she took a position as a hotel desk clerk. Startled by the amount of waste the hotel generated, she started a recycling program and found a program offering a certificate in Sustainable Business Practices. After landing an internship in Pasadena with Waste Less Living, she is now a sales consult company, she teaching others – including children – how to reduce waste. The goal of programs that offer specialized training is to help people build a bridge from where they were to where the economy is going, Walshok noted. DeVreis added that their book is not just about training the workers. Em-

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ployers, too, need to be aware of the jobs gap and offer time off for training as well as funding to improve and update their employees’ skills. The interviews they have done about the book across the country have reinforced the fact that “everything in America is local,” Walshok said. “If you are going to solve the jobs problem in Toledo, you will have to have a different set of skills than if you are in San Diego.” That points up the fallacy, she added, that we think national policies can solve

the problem. Rather, she added, the national policy “needs to empower the local community.” She said she made that point in an interview on the Bloomberg News Channel in which the other interview subject — speaking from a different locale — was President Obama. “We need government investing from the bottom up, not the top down,” she added, suggesting that funds that “prime the pump” through matching grants and community college programs are ways to leverage the spending. But closer to home, DeVries said people need to take charge of their futures by updating their skills and understanding technology. Employers, he said, “want people who are willing to learn.” A bachelor’s degree, the pair agreed, “is a license to learn for the world of work.” But a specialized certificate these days may be the icing on the cake that sells the employer on the prospective hire’s knowledge of today’s workplace.

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Canyon Crest students to perform in Gamelan Festival BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer A truly unique musical experience will take place on the Canyon Crest Academy campus on Friday, April 29, as the school hosts its first Gamelan Festival. The festival, presented in part by the Center for World Music, celebrates Canyon Crest as the first American high school to purchase a full gamelan and gives an opportunity to hear some of the traditional music the students have learned to play from high caliber instruction. “We hope that it’s a success and that it becomes an annual event,” said John Gabriel, executive director of the Center for World Music. “We’re hoping that the community comes out to support this program.” The festival will feature about 75 performers in Javanese, Sudanese and Balinese gamelan groups from California State University San Marcos, San Diego State University, The Museum School, Kembang Sunda, and the Canyon

Canyon Crest students are set to participate in the Gamelan Festival April 29. Crest group. The show will be led by guest Indonesian artists Bapak Ade Suparman and Bapak Djoko Walujo and will showcase performances by Indonesian dancer Didik Nini Thowok. The show starts at 6

p.m. Tickets are $10-$15 and are available at Bringing a gamelan to Canyon Crest came about last year when the Center for World Music joined forces with CCA to offer the traditional music program

year-round. With support from the CCA Foundation, the school was able to purchase its own gamelan and teacher Anne Whattoff traveled to Indonesia with one of the students to obtain the instruments and learn about the artist who owned it and

its rich history. CCA’s gamelan includes metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs. The set is played together to create its distinct interlocking melodies, music associated with the royal courts of Java. It is also used in the shadow puppet tradition of Indonesia. To teach the student the art of gamelan, CCA and the Center for World Music brought in Bapak Djoko Walujo, arguably the most famous Javanese musician alive, Gabriel said. “This program isn’t about just learning music, it’s about learning about the world by doing what other people do,” said Gabriel. “By studying with a master artist from Java and performing music from Java, the students gain experiential knowledge of what it’s like to be Javanese.” “They are learning from an authentic, credible source,” said Whattoff. When asked why he was interested in participating in gamelan, junior Zak

Auerbach responded, “ Look at it,” gesturing to CCA’s green set accented by ornate gold dragons. “A lot of what I’m involved in with music—rock band, choir, jazz—it’s all very western,” Zak said. “I think there’s something to be said for broadening your horizons and taking something so far removed from what you’re used to. It’s a different way of playing music.” About 20 student musicians like Auerbach have taken part in the afterschool gamelan program. “These kids are really brilliant,” said Gabriel. “It’s very clear that not only are they quick to catch on and learn a new music tradition but they are also aware that this is a very unique opportunity… It’s really amazing what’s going on here.” To purchase tickets, visit and search for Gamelan Festival 2011. Canyon Crest is located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road.



April 28, 2011

Canyon Crest student Jamie Hart prepares to rock the 2011 North County Idol competition Rock and Roll San Diego’s instructor Stellita Lindgren is working with Jamie Hart, a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy to get her ready for the North County Idol competition. Competing for the title of North County Idol will be the best singers from all the high schools in North County. Jamie does not mind putting in the work and says that she is the happiest when she is on stage. Vocal performance instructor Stellita really enjoys working with young performers. “I am happy that I can share my years of performing experience and get them to the next level. These kids are the next generation artists,” Lindgren said. Lindgren is a veteran performer/vocalist with 20-plus years of experience. Rock and Roll San Diego, which just recently opened, offers instruction in live music performance, recording arts, videography, DJ-ing, live sound and lighting, band, tour and production management. The school is located at 3360 Sports

Arena Blvd, Suite A San Diego, CA 92110. The North County Idol competition will be held on April 30 at the Proscenium Theater, Canyon Crest Academy campus, 5951 Stellita Lindgren (right) Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, and student Jamie Hart CA 92130. Show from Canyon Crest time is 6 p.m. and Academy High School the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets (left). will be sold at the door, $5 for students, $7 for adults and free to all CCA students. For class information at Rock and Roll San Diego, contact 619-2559594 or visit

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Eagle Scout candidate and friends build enclosure at Free Flight (Above left) As part of his Eagle Scout project, Achinthya Soordelu helped to build a new enclosure for one of the birds at the Free Flight sanctuary in Del Mar. He worked for several months to raise the money for this project, and his fellow Boy Scouts helped him construct the enclosure. Princes, a 15-year-old African (Grey) Crowned Crane, is now happily living in the new home; (Right) Achinthya Soordelu with the crane that will live in the new enclosure. Photos/Jon Clark

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April 28, 2011

Entire CCA Science Olympiad team

Co-presidents Raymond Wu and Michael Chen with the first place trophy.

Canyon Crest dominates regional and state Science Olympiad tournaments For the second year in a row, Canyon Crest Academy students captured the First Place trophy at the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad (SO) Tournament held on Feb. 19. Seventy-three CCA students competed in a field of 65 high school teams in the nation’s largest SO regional tour-

nament. CCA students captured an impressive seven first place awards out of 21 academic and building event competitions. On April 9, as one of the seven top schools in San Diego, CCA went on to the state Science Olympiad competition. Once again, they demonstrated that they are the best Science

Olympiad team in San Diego. Every single student on the state team got at least one medal, placing in the top six of their event. The CCA students earning medals and ribbons in their events are as follows: 1st: Astronomy: Michael Chen and Raymond Wu

Anatomy and Physiology: Marco Gentili and Danielle Nguyen Chemistry Lab: Noah Tonogaya and Raymond Wu Disease Detectives: Marco Gentili and Paolo Gentili Dynamic Planet: Anthony Tokman and Daniel Waizman Mission Possible: Matthew Clark, Kevin McClune and Lynn Yang Ornithology: Melody Jung and Catherine Wu 2nd: Microbe Mission: Paulo Gentili and Lynn Yang Technical Problem Solving: Marco Gentili and Raymond Wu 3rd: Dynamic Planet: Anita Kulkarni and Oliver Ren Fossils: Ashley Chen and Jeffery Tran Mousetrap Vehicle: Matthew Clark and Kevin McClune Sounds of Music: Natalie Nicholas and Julius Yau 4th: Fossils: Anthony Tokman and Claudia See Ornithology: Alice Wu Optics: Matthew Ma and Eric Mintz 5th: Disease Detectives: Amanda Ke and Kristen Shim Experimental Design: Amanda Ke, Natalie Nicolas and Kristen Shim Helicopters: Kevin McClune and Melody Jung Write It Do It: Fred Foos and Kay Foos 6th: Ecology: Kevin Jia and Sae Yokoyama Mousetrap Vehicle: Matt Friedman and Chris Rose Write It Do It: Jeffrey Gao and Sajan Sanghvi 7th: Fossils: Oliver Ren and Jeffery Tran Sounds of Music: Brianna Birk and Omid Rhezaii Write It Do It: Matthew Clark, Claudia See and Lynn Yang 8th: Disease Detectives: Brandon Zeng and Megan Wu Mission Possible: Brianna Birk, Ken Chang, and Sebastian Lyons Sounds of Music: Callum Goulding and Claudia See Optics: Michael Chen and Anthony Tokman Write It Do It: Eric Mintz and Leonard Yoon

9th: Experimental Design: Michael Chen, Danielle Nguyen and Catherine Wu Optics: Eric Chen and Oliver Ren Ornithology: Taimur Rehan and Amanda Zhang Wind Power: Wynton Goulding and Alice Xie 10th: Astronomy: Christina Ding and Kevin Jia Fossils: Ken Chang and Joe Matten Mission Possible: Ashley Chen, Samuel Lee and Jeffrey Tran Wind Power: Sebastian Lyons and Omid Rhezaii 11th: Experimental Design: Anita Kulkarni Forensics: Paolo Gentili and Catherine Wu Write It Do It: Brianna Birk and Ken Chang; Rachel Duong and Matt Friedman 13th: Astronomy: Dhaval Gajiwala and Lucy Oh Technical Problem Solving: Eric Chen 14th:Ornithology: Fred Foos and Kay Foos Sounds of Music: Eric Nicolas and Lucy Oh 15th: Astronomy: Jeffery Tran and Adam Woodnutt Ecology: Callum Goulding and Melody Jung Mousetrap Vehicle: Matthew Ma and Adam Woodnutt Ornithology: Catherine Nguyen and Kevin Tong Wind Power: Noah Tonogaya and Daniel Waizman 16th: Anatomy and Physiology: Jeffery Gao and Megan Wu Mousetrap Vehicle: Jeffrey Wang 17 th: Experimental Design: Taimur Rehan Helicopters: Eric Nicholas and Kevin Tong Remote Sensing: Anita Kulkarni and Lucy Oh 18th: Chemistry Lab: Wynton Goulding and Dhaval Gajiwala Mousetrap Vehicle: Kevin Tong and Gilad Moskowitz Ornithology: Amy Chang and Alvin Liang 19 th: Experimental Design: Anmol Dhaliwal, Omid Rhezaii 20th Helicopters: Jeffrey Wang Technical Problem Solving: Matt Friedman, Emma Van Campen

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Give wheat the shaft for Celiac Awareness Month The Kitchen Shrink

BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN Contributor It seems that the peanut allergy of the last decade that made the lowly legume persona non grata in schools, on airplanes, etc. is being supplanted by gluten intolerance. Now this sticky protein found in wheat, rye, barley and “contaminated” oats is taboo for those with gluten guts. Thousands of food companies, restaurants, supermarkets, and online sites are jumping on the glutenfree bandwagon to make these products accessible and palatable for those who need to give wheat and other grains the shaft to stay healthy and feel good. During Celiac Awareness Month in May, I will focus on solutions to this swelling problem. According to Cynthia Kupper, director of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG), “gluten intolerance is an umbrella term for Celiacs and those with non-Celiac gluten sensitivity, a syndrome

that affects about 1 in 100 people.” The former is a more serious condition where the culprit destroys the intestinal villi (hair-like structures that push food to its next digestive stage) and hampers nutrient absorption that can lead to malnutrition, anemia and osteoporosis. The latter does not pose a risk, but affects the quality of life with such symptoms as gluten migraines, ataxia or balance problems, gastrointestinal discomfort or just feeling run down. Kupper’s GIG has launched a pair of gluten awareness events: The Chef to Plate grassroots campaign dovetailed by the Gluten Free Challenge. The Chef to Plate takes place in May to enlist the support of some 1,600 restaurants coast-to-coast to help spread the word about intolerance by offering gluten-friendly menu items and table tents to inform and enlighten diners of these delicious new options. For The Gluten-Free Challenge, GIG has partnered with Pamela’s Products for a month-long recipe fest that culminates in a gluten-free weekend May 21-22 where family and friends gather in solidarity, exploring and enjoying two whole days of delicious gluten-free dishes. Sign up by sending an e-mail to: gogf-

Spicy braised kale with sesame seeds (COURTESY PHOTO) Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, founder/president of Pamela’s Products, has been a proponent of gluten-free products for two decades, and is a third generation natural food purveyor. Pamela’s Products includes a versatile baking mix for waffles, savory crepes and pancakes, traditional and organic cookies and cheesecakes. Her role in the Gluten Free Challenge is to provide a daily recipe

along with tips for entertaining, eating out, and preparing wonderful meals at home that are “emotionally and physically satisfying to both gluten and non-gluten intolerants.” Today a diagnosis of the condition is no longer a culinary obstacle. “There are so many foods that are naturally gluten-free,” said Kupper, including, potatoes, soy, alternative grains like quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum, and amaranth, eggs, cheese and other choice proteins. Corn and rice are riskfree, too, even though they contain a gluten derivative. Wines are usually glutenfree, but flavored wines might contain that offensive protein along with coolers that are malt beverages. With distilled alcohol, even though they are derived from grains, the gluten molecule does not vaporize with the ethanol making hard liquors like vodka, whiskey, scotch, gin

and tequila Celiac safe. Beverages like ale, lager, pilsner and stout, on the other hand, are made from fermented barley and hops, so beer is banned from the intolerant diet. Take heart and seek out malted sorghum beers like Bard’s for whetting your whistle at the ballpark. Dining out is also becoming less stressful restaurants are featuring expanded gluten-free menu items from soups, salads, tapas and wraps to wood-fired pizzas, pastas and ethnic dishes, along with cakes, torts and other goodies. Some popular eateries that are serving these include Chili’s, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Melting Pot, Macaroni Grill, P.F. Chang’s, Chipotle and Outback Steakhouse. Gluten-free for All Spicy Braised Kale with Sesame Seeds

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DM egg hunt provides family fun Local kids and their families enjoyed a festive day April 23 at an Easter Egg Hunt held at Seagrove Park by the Del Mar Children’s Committee. Photos/Jon Clark Elise, Ava, Olivia, Alex, Jack

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April 28, 2011

Swimmers make a splash, money for Boys & Girls Club

Senior swim coach Richard Contreras, head coach Joe Benjamin, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito aquatics director, and swim coach Andy Eaton are at the Solana Beach pool while behind them the Solana Beach swim masters members swim to raise money for the aquatics department.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Aquatics Department Rancho San Dieguito Swimming Team’s annual fundraiser was held April 20 at Pardee Aquatics Center in Solana Beach. Swimmers see how many laps they can swim in one hour. Each swimmer’s goal is to raise at least $150. Funds raised directly benefit RSD Swim Team, Sea Wolves Water Polo, and other Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito Aquatic Programs. Photos/Jon Clark

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Allstar Baseball and Softball Academy a hit with pros “If you wish to have your child learn how to play the game of baseball, send them to Coach Kurtis,” said Mike Sweeney, a five-time all star when he was with the Kansas City Royals. Kurtis Swanberg, who runs the All Star Baseball & Softball Academy, draws praises from other former major league players including Brad Ausmus, Steve Finley, Mark Loretta, and David Newhan. Camps for boys and girls ages 5-13 begin June 10, prices starting at $159 per week. Participants will work to better their pitching, pickoff, hitting, fielding, base running, and bunting skills. They’ll play live games each day, and receive T-Shirts and trophies at the end of camp. For details on the camps go to allstarbaseballsoftball. com or call 858-342-5931.

AW Tennis Academy 2011 Summer Camps AW Tennis Academy 2011 Summer Tennis Camps are held at the San Diego Jewish Academy at 11860 Carmel Creek Road. Camps are open to the public and are designed for young players of all skill levels ages 6-18. AW Tennis Academy is directed by Adrian Waisfeld, former professional Tennis Player, PTR Certified Professional 1A, and head coach at the San Diego Jewish Academy. The first session begins June 20 with eight weekly sessions running through Aug. 12. Camps include tennis Instruction, matches, fun games, beverages/light snacks, and pizza parties on Fridays. For more information call 858-692-4242 or email Adrian at

Lax West quickly becoming North County’s premier youth lacrosse organization This summer Lax West will operate several competitive lacrosse Day Camps, Club Teams, and Tournaments for both Boys and Girls. Camps run June 27 through July 19 and focus on fundamental skill development, introduction of team concepts and character building for all participants. Founded by former UVA 4X All American Michael Watson, the Lax West mission is to provide a quality environment that will foster the growth of lacrosse while developing the skills necessary for its student athletes to succeed on the field and in life. Register at www.LaxWestLacrosse. com. Inquire @ or 858-220-0546.

Solana Beach Parks & Recreation Dept. to hold Kids Summer Day Camps The City of Solana Beach Parks & Recreation Department will hold 2011 Kids Summer Day Camps for ages 6-12. All sessions meet Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fletcher Cove Community Center, 133 Pacific Ave. The fee is $106/week per child and includes activities such as beach walks, swimming at the Boys and Girls Club, arts & crafts, Library visit, fun games, friends, and a weekly field trip to an exciting destination. After-care is offered from 2-5 p.m. ($27/week). Our popular “Leader in Training” program is also available this summer for 13 - 17 year olds for only $40/week! Fun To Be Fit: July 11-15; T-Rex & Friends: July 25-29; Water Wonderland: August 15-19; Splish Splashtacular: July 18-22; Mad Science: August 8-12; Animal Planet: August 22-26; Environmentally Friendly: August 1-5. Contact them for information at 858-793-2564.


Grauer School offers educational summer camps and classes The Grauer School located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas is offering a diverse Summer School curriculum and a wide variety of Summer Camp options. Open to all students, the Grauer School offers week-long enrichment camps and fully accredited, UC-approved summer school classes. Students can get ahead or get caught up with forcredit academic courses, offered for students in grades six through 12. Courses meet UC standards and are approved by the WASC. For-credit academic courses meet for two, three-week semesters, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Classes with science labs are extended until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.) First summer semester classes are from June 21 through July 9. Second summer semester classes are from July 12 through July 30. Sample enrichment programs for incoming seniors include subjects in the following: Photography; Cartoon Drawing; Painting; Sound Painting; Circuit Bending; Recording Camp; Robotics; Computer Programming; Physics Everyday; Study Skills Boot Camp; Math Boot Camp; Spelling Boot Camp; Multimedia 1 & 2; Typing Boot Camp; Advanced Surfing; Sports Training and Triathlon Training. To learn more about Grauer Summer School, visit www. or call 760-944-6777.


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Scripps Performing Arts Academy offers a variety of creative camps It’s obvious why the Scripps Performing Arts Academy is called the finest training facility in Southern California. Classes, workshops and summer camps are all held in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. “We recognize that children thrive in a creative and supportive atmosphere that ignites their potential for personal excellence,” states founder, Angela Amoroso. “We live in a world that has become delusional by instant gratification. The performing arts are one of the last enjoyable, educational frontiers for children to practice the necessary tools that they will need for success.” “Our Summer Camps are a creative buffet to sample our commitment to small group learning – we provide a 1 to 12 ratio for teacher/student in all year round classes and 1-16 in our summer camps. We have assembled a nurturing faculty of professionals that instill a love for the performing arts. We are committed to providing excellence by providing affordability to discerning families. Our summer camps provide 23 hours of small group class time and all materials including; costumes, props and a presentation in the Vincent Paul Black Box Theatre all for $250.” Call 858- 509-2624 and reserve your space today!


Sol Surf Camp a soulful experience We, at Sol Surf Camp, would like to bring back the old Soul and combine it with a new age style of surfing. We intend to teach our campers that riding the right board for the right wave is the best way to fully enjoy their wave riding experience. We want our campers to learn how and why they should respect the ocean, beach and other wave riders, while at the same time totally enjoying the best sport in the world. We teach kids from ages 6 and up about water safety, wave riding safety, beach safety all while creating new friends that may last a lifetime. Sol Surf Camp maintains a not greater than a 1 to 3 camper to instructor ratio. Contact us at 619-889-0404 or www.solsurfcamp. com.

John Olive Basketball Camps coming John Olive Basketball Camps at Torrey Pines High School are available for local youth this summer. There will be four camps for boys and girls ages 6-12 and ages 13-17. Scholarships are available for all camps. John Olive is the current boys’ basketball coach at Torrey Pines High School. He is a former NBA player and NCAA Division One college head coach at Loyola Marymount University. For more information, to see camp dates/schedules and to received a camp form go to or call John Olive at (760) 634-5644.


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Helen Woodward Animal Center Critter Camp: Where kids connect & interact with animals Join us at the Helen Woodward Animal Center Spring Critter Camp. Our week-long camps run from June 6 to Aug. 9, giving children an opportunity to interact with and learn about the animals who share our world. As they have fun, campers learn respect, compassion and how to provide a lifetime of care for animals. Our camp provides an enthusiastic staff of instructors; hands-on animal encounters; fun, animal-related crafts, games and activities that are age and developmentally appropriate, and guest presentations and speakers. Sign up for the whole week! Call our Education Department at (858) 756-4117, ext. 318, or stop by to sign up at 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe. For more information about the Helen Woodward Animal Center go to

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Summer Junior Golf Camps Angela’s Tennis Camps full of fun and Schools at Stadium Golf Center

All kids ages 4-18 are encouraged to register for a Summer Golf Program with Future Champions Golf at Stadium Golf Center. The Future Champions Golf program is San Diego’s #1 Junior Golf Program offering instruction and tournaments year-round. Each summer you have an opportunity to participate in a variety of camp programs, including 3-Day Fun Camps for Beginner/ Intermediate Players; 3-Day Intermediate/ Advanced Camps; or the #1 Junior Golf School on the West Coast, Chris Smeal Golf Schools. Check out their Web site at or call 619-339-2377.

Nativity Prep Academy to host Comedy Night at North Coast Rep Nativity Prep Academy (NPA) will host a fundraising event “Come Get Your Laugh On”, a comedy night at North Coasty Repertory Theater located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D in Solana Beach on Tuesday, May 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $40 and will feature comedians Mark Christopher Lawrence (host), Brian Sheil, Kurt Swann and Francis DiLorinzo. Visit or call (619) 313 3142 to purchase tickets; all proceeds benefit the academic programs at NPA.

Angela’s Tennis Camps are back this year with 10 weeks of summer fun. Camps are held at La Jolla Country Day School where both full-day and half-day programs are available. Our experienced and energetic coaching team takes pride in developing junior tennis players to their fullest. Our camps are structured for ALL skill levels from ages 5 to 17. Go to for more information, camp dates and enrollment forms. COME PLAY! ormingA mingA Art rts o




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Learn about the sea and science at Birch Aquarium Adventure Camps From the classroom to the seashore, Summer Learning Adventure Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps merge scientific exploration with hands-on fun and learning. Campers ages 4-15 investigate marine habitats, create ocean art projects, learn about careers in oceanography, and combine the science and sports of surfing and snorkeling, all while making new friends and memories.

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SuperCamp: The world’s leading academic summer program and college prep camp Academic pressure to stand out. Social pressure to fit in. It’s not easy being a high school or middle school student these days. We can help. SuperCamp is the summer enrichment program that parents and kids love! Now in our 30th year and with over 56,000 graduates worldwide, we’ll give your son or daughter the skills, added confidence, motivation and character direction to flourish. SuperCamp uses the proprietary method of teaching and learning called Quantum Learning® that SuperCamp co-founder Bobbi DePorter and her influential team of educators have developed and refined over the last 30 years. Visit our website or call us to request a free brochure, or 1-800285-3276.

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Zombies wanted for ‘Thriller’ dance at the fair

The Bishop’s School offering summer classes The Bishop’s School is holding summer classes. Summer Session runs from June 22 to July 22 for grades 4 to adult. Summer Session offers morning and afternoon classes for credit and enrichment. Classes include arts, language arts, math, biology, chemistry, Spanish, SAT/ ACT prep, science & math camp for girls only, and many others. Information, registration and fees are accessible through Create your summer day at Bishop’s!

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Menehune Surf Camp a unique experience for kids Providing youth instruction for over 10 years, Menehune Surf Camp offers an innovative surf camp for kids ages 5 to 17. Each camp is led by two experienced instructors and is limited to a 4:1 camper/teacher ratio. This smaller group size enables our instructors to create a fun, personal learning environment for your child to mastering the art of surfing! All of our instructors are First Aid and CPR certified, and many are teachers and coaches from local schools. We have a lifeguard on site at all times to make safety our number one priority! Plus, each camper will receive a Menehune T-shirt. Join us at our three locations: La Jolla, Del Mar and Mission Beach. Call now for early bird discount, (858) 663.7299; more info at”


Zenaida Aishman and Jessica Stamm at Sport Clips in Del Mar Heights. Photos/Jon Clark

Sport Clips hosts Cut-A-Thon for Rady Children’s Hospital Sport Clips, providers of haircuts for men and boys in a sports-themed environment, hosted a Cut-A-Thon on April 5 to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. The 11 locations, including the Del Mar Heights location (2632 Del Mar Heights Del Mar, CA 92014; 858-5230057) donated $1 for every haircut given and customers received a complimentary “Varsity” haircut voucher worth $18 that may be redeemed during Rady’s Miracle Month of May. Sport Clips surrounds its clients with televisions tuned to sports and sports-themed décor, and serves its clients on a walk-in basis. To learn about franchise opportunities, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips. com. For more information, visit

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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 247596CA Loan No. 3013855394 Title Order No. 715549 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0525-2007. 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 05-19-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-05-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2007-0376926, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: TINA WRIGHT, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan associa-

tion, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The 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) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 220 WEST BROADWAY, SAN DIEGO, CA Legal Description: LOTS 9 AND 10 IN BLOCK 6 OF LA JOLLA PARK, IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO.



To place your ad call 800.914.6434 352, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, MARCH 22, 1887. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,288,065.75 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7443 EADS AVENUE LA JOLLA (SAN DIEGO), CA 92037 APN Number: 350-611-03-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-28-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or (714) 573-1965 or ASAP# 3969966 04/28/2011, 05/05/2011, 05/12/2011 DM486 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-008756 The name of the business: BK Communications located at:4238 Calle Isabelino San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Brenna Mullen 40 Fridge Treet Hidden Valley, CA 92606. 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. 24, 2011 Brenna Mullen CV239 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 2011

 City of Del Mar Planning Commission Agenda Del Mar Communications Center 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Meeting has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. DM491 4/28/11

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 filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 11, 2011 Michael Gideon Leeman CV242 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009625 The name of the business: a. Twentyone Volleyball b. Twentyone Beach Volleyball Club located at: 13497 Tiverton Road San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Mark Gallo 13497 Tiverton Road San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: 03/23/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 01, 2011 Mark Gallo CV241 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 2011 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. 2011-008511 The name of the business: Toledo Registration & Tax Service located at: 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054, San Diego County Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 1497 Vista, CA 92085, is hereby registered by the following: Rosa Toledo Wray 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054 Stephen Ramsey Wray 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054 This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The transaction of


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday the 9th day of May 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California, the City Council will conduct public hearing(s) on the following: Resolution Approving an Addendum to a previously prepared and certified Mitigated Negative Declaration for the 17th Street Beach Safety Center. Those desiring to be heard in favor of, or in opposition to, this item will be given an opportunity to do so during such hearing or by writing to the City Council at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Attention: City Clerk. On any correspondence, please reference the hearing title and date. Under California Government Code 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in Court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing.

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business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 22, 2011 Stephen Wray DM484 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010123 The name of the business: located at: 7099 Rose Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011 SD County, is hereby registered by the following: Ryan Fox 7099 Rose Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011. 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. 06, 2011 Ryan Fox DM483 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00088195-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Vanessa Hunter Csordas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Vanessa Hunter Csordas to Vanessa Hunter CsordasJenkins. 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 05, 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: FEB. 15, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior 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

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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 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 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: 37-2011-00088793-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 filed 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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and-half at the workshop, was devoted to writing “to discover your voice,� and “catching up� by reading more than a dozen books a week by authors he wanted to study. He earned his master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1991. His advice to aspiring writers: “Read widely. You have to know what the standard is. Write a lot and remember that the art is in revision.� Although his first two published books were nonfiction memoirs, he knew while studying in Iowa, he wanted eventually to write a novel that would include a missionary hospital and a child’s early introduction to and fascination with medicine. Later came the ideas of conveying the romance of studying medicine, placing the novel in Africa “in a bare bones setting� and “connecting it with America, much in the fashion of my own life.�

Children’s Hospital and later as marketing director of a cosmetic dermatology group, where I got free Botox.� And through all that, she filled hundreds of “sticky notes� with story ideas for her favorite genre, women’s fiction, and even wrote a novel, “which will never see the light of day, but it was fun.� “I write what I like to read, women’s fiction and chick lit, and I’m a ‘happilyever-after’ kind of girl. It’s really hard for me to read sad endings. I feel ripped off.� Two of her favorite authors are Susan Isaacs, one of the early women’s fiction writers, whose characters tend to be funny, smart and mouthy, but can be a damsel in distress and can also save their own day; and Irish writer Marian Keyes, a skillful story-teller with wit and marvelously funny characters. Although her first attempt at a novel was never published, it did result in her getting her first of eventually three agents, which encouraged her to keep on writing, and motivated her to take a writing class at UCSD called ‘Unmuddling the Middle’ taught by author Janice Steinberg. “That was my first exposure of letting people, who were unrelated to me, read my stuff and tell me what they liked and what they didn’t, and it was mortifyUpon completing the program in Iowa, Verghese joined Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas, where he remained for 11 years. He began publishing short stories in various magazines, completed his first memoir dealing with his experiences with HIV, and wrote a second memoir, “The Tennis Partner: A Story of Friendship and Loss,� dealing with death of his friend, a medical resident in recovery from drug addiction. In Texas, Verghese also served for five years as the founding director of The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Center. His commitment to the patient-centered bedside medicine and his growing reputation as a clinician, teacher and writer, led to his recruitment in late 2007 to Stanford University’s School of Medicine as a tenured professor and associate chair of internal medicine. Verghese lives in Palo Alto. He is married and is in the process of separation and divorce. He has three sons.

ing,� she said. “You’re so vulnerable.� But, she conceded, it was an invaluable way for her to learn and grow as a writer. That writing class then led to her being invited to join a book-writing group that she has been with now for four years and that has helped her in editing her manuscripts. She hired a friend who is a graphic artist and photographer to create covers for her books. (“A dog cover can sink your ship,� she warns.) And she commissioned professionals online in India to format her books so they could be uploaded correctly to Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. To get her books on Apple’s iPad, she also had to go through one of eight aggregate suppliers. “One of them is called Smashwords, an online book source, and that’s who I used. By publishing myself, through Smashwords, I was able to get on the Apple iBookstore for the iPad, as well as the Sony e-reader, Diesel, Kobo and the Nook. And, of course, you have to pay to have your Website designed. “You want to be as professional and serious-looking to compete with authors with publishing contracts. That’s the goal.� Since last October, she sold 4,000 books through Amazon and 6,000 books through Smashwords. What she loves most about her life as an e-writer is writing. What she likes least is having to self-promote. “It stinks,� she insists, but as an eAuthor, it is absolutely essential, she believes. “Since we don’t have a physical ‘tree book’ to sell, eAuthors have to work extra hard to find a spot on readers’ bookshelves.� No easy job, she said, because “there are millions of me out there,� e-Authors trying to sell their books. “You just have to hope you have a good story to tell and that people find you.� Drawing on her marketing savvy, she has offered giveaways as incentives, free Kindle egift books from Amazon and gift certificates on the Nook, as well as PDF files for people without eReaders. Her e-books are priced between 99 cents and $2.99 per book. She receives a royalty of 35 percent on her 99-cent books and 70 percent on her higher priced books. She is beginning to see some profit. “I’ve made my costs back,� she says happily, “but the villa in Italy still remains a fantasy.�

Coldwell Banker receives award for website The website has been named a 2011 Official Honoree of The Webby Awards, making it the only national real estate brand in the Website Real Estate category. In its 15th year and hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor� by the New York Times, the Webby Awards is now well-established as one of the Internet’s most respected symbols of success, receiving nearly 10,000 entries from 60 countries worldwide. “We work tirelessly on to keep it an intuitive, informative and enjoyable platform experience for everyone, and we believe that by providing the right kinds of tools and technology, our consumers can make smarter real estate decisions,� says Helen Galasso, Vice President of Platform Development and eBusiness, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Winners were chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization whose members include Director Darren Aronofsky, Martha Stewart, Huffington Post Media Group President Arianna Huffington, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, musician David Bowie, and Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson, and R/GA Chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg. Winners in the website category were selected based on the following criteria: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience. “Coldwell Banker has track record for creating innovative consumer services and agent tools that increase productivity and exposure for our listings—like our new iPad app, Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel, quick response or QR code marketing, or partnerships with web powerhouses like Google,, and Yahoo!,� said Rick Hoffman, President and COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, San Diego and Temecula Valley.


April 28, 2011

Mother’s Day Weekend Art and Garden Tour shows ‘Coastal Gems’ The San Dieguito Art Guild is offering its annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art and Garden Tour. The tour will feature eight homes and gardens along the coast from Del Mar to Encinitas. Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8. Homes are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Off Track Gallery is open at 9:30 a.m. for ticket sales. This is a self guided tour. Tickets are $20. Tickets will be sold at the Off Track Gallery, 937 So. Coast Highway 101, Suite C103, (behind St. Tropez) downtown Encinitas, at Art N Soul, 633 South Coast Highway 101, Encintas, and also on-line on the guild website: Tickets are also available at each home on the day(s) of the tour. Each home will feature several San Diegutio Art Guild artists and will offer refreshments. All of the homes are in the North San Diego coastal area so are easily accessible in a day. However, tickets are good for both days so guests may re-visit a home or split the tour between the two days. This is a home/garden tour but with a real plus. Each home will feature several guest artists from the San Dieguito Art Guild. All of the art on display will be for sale at prices directly from the artist to you and will include paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, glass, textiles, gourds and jewelry. The art offered on this tour is all made by local artists. A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to Sunset High School’s art department.

April 11-18

HOMES SOLD IN CARMEL VALLEY ADDRESS 3662 Carmel View Road 4005 Carmel View Road #56 13754 Mango Drive #119 12927 Caminito Bodega 13643 Tiverton Road 4065 Carmel View Road #19 3797 Fallon Circle 11203 Carmel Creek Road #7 12628 Caminito Destello 6161 Verda Lane 4979 Flaxton Terrace 5509 Havenridge Way 10504 Gaylemont Lane 13754 Mango Drive #128 3967 Ambervale Terrace 3774 Ruette San Raphael 12510 Carmel Creek Road #197

BD 2.5 2 1 1 2.5 2 2 2.5 3 2.5 4.5 3.5 3 2 2 2.5 1

BA 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 5 2 4 3 5 2 3 3 1

SALES PRICE $475,000 $322,000 $125,000 $367,500 $359,550 $293,000 $490,000 $537,000 $818,000 $133,000 $1,217,500 $1,235,000 $900,000 $200,250 $645,000 $696,500 $205,000

HOMES SOLD IN DEL MAR ADDRESS 13726 Mira Montana Dirve 3480 Caminito Daniella 12819 Caminito De Las Olas 1562 Camino Del Mar #444 420 8Th St. 14249 Mango Drive

BD 3.5 4.5 2 2 2 3

BA 5 5 3 1 3 4

SALES PRICE $1,528,000 $1,350,000 $755,000 $1,015,000 $1,995,000 $1,030,000

HOMES SOLD IN SOLANA BEACH ADDRESS 17576 Via Del Bravo 534 Santa Alicia 752 S. Sierra Ave. #32A 0* Indicates buyer asked county recorder's office not to release price.

BD 4.5 2.5 2.5

BA 4 2 2

SALES PRICE $875,673 $800,000 $585,000 SOURCE: DATAQUICK



12553 El Camino Real # A Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$679,000 3BR/2.5BA

11391 Carmel Creek Rd Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$715,000 4BR/3BA

15508 Paseo Del Sur Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$769,000 4BR/3BA

11438 Pleasant Ridge Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$824,900 5BR/3BA

12625 Caminito Radiante Rebecca Robinson, R. S. Robinson Company

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-922-7731

$1,079,000 5BR/3BA

10982 Cloverhurst Wy Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$1,199,500 5BR/4.5BA

4490 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$1,279,888 4BR/4.5BA

4935 Hidden Dune Ct Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$1,329,000 4BR/4.5BA

4358 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$1,399,000 4BR/3.5BA

5444 Valerio Trail Jennifer J. Janzen, Prudential California Realty

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 760-845-3303

$1,795,000 6BR/6.5BA

13250 Lansdale Ct Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

DEL MAR $814,900 3BR/2BA

222 Dolphin Cove Court Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Associates

Sun 2:00-6:00 858-525-2291

$950,000-$1,095,876 13656 Mira Montana 4BR/2.5BA David Schroedl, Prudential Ca Realty

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

$1,950,000 4BR/3BA

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-481-7939

2221 La Amatista Tanys Evangelisti, P.S. Platinum Properties

ENCINITAS $1,975,000-$2,387,000 1794 Swallowtail Road 5BR/4BA Emma Philibert, McMonigle Group

Sat 12:00-3:00 858-353-3503


15505 Churchill Downs Pari Ziatabari, Coldwell Banker

Sun 12:00-4:00 858-442-9940

$3,800/mo (rental) 2BR/2BA

16920 Via De Santa Fe Ron Lajoie, The Sterling Company

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 619-787-7811

$599,000 3BR/2BA

301 Hickoryhill Deb Weir, Willis Allen

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-540-5487

$775,000 3BR/3BA

3647 Paseo Vista Famosa Bobbie Corpal, The Sterling Company

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

$4,475,000 6BR/7.5BA

18202 Via De Sueno St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-449-2027


SANTALUZ $975,000-$1,075,000 14448 Rock Rose 3BR/3BA Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 760-715-0478

$1,175,000-$1,275,000 14271 Caminito Lazanja 4BR/4.5BA Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 760-715-0478

$1,199,900 3BR/3BA

Sun 1:00-4:00 760-715-0478

7796 Doug Hill Court Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker

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April 28, 2011

WILLIS ALLEN MOVE IN READY $278,850 Clean, turn key house in west San Marcos situated on a private lot with mountain views. Newer paint, carpet, appliances. close to CSUSM, San Marcos high school, restaurant row and shopping.

CARMEL VALLEY RESORT LIFESTYLE $319,500 Ground level upgraded 2BR condo with designer splashes of bamboo flooring, granite fireplace surround. Sunny, bright, convenient! Resort like life with lighted tennis, pool and spa.

CHIC CONTEMPORARY BEACH RESIDENCE $665,000 Beautifully remodeled turn-key 3BR 2 1/2BA N. Pacific Beach townhome in fantastic location 2.5 blocks to beach. Private courtyard for outdoor entertaining and perfect coastal living.


Get back to the beach...

OLDE DEL MAR OCEAN VIEW CONDO $775,000 Exceptional Del Mar Woods 2BR/2BA condo. Enjoy views of the ocean from the balcony that begs for a lounge chair. Easy walking distance to the village, shops and restaurants.

Stop by for a FREE TIDE CHART

EASY LIVING LIFESTYLE $889,000 Custom 4br/2.5ba home on cul-de-sac featuring beautiful oak floors, living room and master with ocean views! Walk to top rated Del Mar elem school & Torrey Pines Reserve.

CARLSBAD BLVD OCEAN VIEWS $975,000 Beach cottage with coastal commission approval for building new dream house. Live in cottage while waiting to build or remodel and enjoy fabulous location!

TOP OF THE WORLD DOWNTOWN VIEWS $995,000 Every upgrade available in this one bedroom Alta penthouse. Bay, bridge and ballpark views. Panoramas, sunsets and night views enhance this amazing unit.

NEW CARDIFF CRAFTSMAN $1,099,000- 1,395,000 Three custom ocean view homes! Home trade up program. 3246-3719 SF, 3-4 bedroom homes, offices, walk-in closets, private entrance, landscaping and much more!

SPECTACULAR OCEAN/SUNSET VIEWS $1,150,000 Executive 4BR+bonus/3BA Brisas Del Mar home. Take advantage of the fabulous views, Flower Hill Mall, the Del Mar Racetrack and beaches only minutes away.

ENCINITAS OASIS $1,175,000 Stately 5BR gem built in 2004 and set on large cul-de-sac lot in beautiful neighborhood. Soaring ceilings, granite gourmet kitchen and custom maple cabinetry. Impeccable, move-in condition!

SPECTACULAR SOLANA BEACH ESTATE $1,695,000-1,725,000 Spacious, ocean view 5BR/4BA with attached 1BR accessory unit. Open floor plan, designer upgraded with fabulous outdoor spaces for entertaining. Walk to all Solana Beach has to offer.

RANCHO SANTA FE COVENANT $1,699,000 Duplex on 3/4 of an acre across the street from the Inn. Possible to combine for 3400+ SF home. 2/ 2BR plus a studio. Golf Membership available.

MODERN COASTAL GREEN HOME $2,950,000-3,150,000 Sweeping ocean views in this new construction green LEED 3BR/3.5BA coastal retreat. Short walk to Neptune beaches, shops, eateries, and some of North County’s classic surf breaks.

PREMIER OCEAN FRONT ESTATE $26,500,000 Designed by architect Bob Ray Offenhauser for the founder of Architectural Digest. Spectacular 1/2 acre oceanfront gated compound with detached guest apartment, office and gym.



4-28-2011 Del Mar Times  

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