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Volume 31 Number 29
‘Toast Your Imagination’
Issa apologizes for comment BY JOE TASH U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, RVista, has apologized for his comment — made in a March 22 article in the Rancho Santa Fe Review — that a House colleague told an “outright lie” at a committee hearing on contraception last month. Issa, who chairs the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, referred in an interview with the Rancho Santa Fe Review to a statement made by Democrat Carolyn Maloney, D-New York. Maloney had criticized the lack of female representation on a panel of witnesses at a Feb. 16 hearing called to discuss whether the government could force religious institutions opposed to birth control to offer contraceptive coverage to their See COMMENT, page 15
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Sale of The Inn might be finalized next week Escrow on the sale of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is expected to close April 10, according to RSF Association President Jack Queen. The Royce family, which has owned the property for more than 50 years, decided to sell the property last fall. The Inn sits on a 21-acre property along Linea Del Cielo at the entrance to the Rancho Santa Fe village. As reported by the Review in January, the buyer of the property is the JMI Realty Group, whose president, John Kratzer, lives in the Covenant. According to Queen, representatives of JMI will be at the Association’s board meeting on April 19 “to formally present both their short term and long-term plans to the community.” For more, see the RSF Association Buzz column on page 2 and next week’s RSF Review.
New RSF Golf Club General Manager likely to be hired soon “Toast Your Imagination — A Celebration of Tabletops” was the title of the RSF Community Center’s Spring Luncheon held recently at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The annual event promotes a day of creativity and fun as groups of friends decorate their tables with exquisite designs, original arrangements and fanciful themes. (Above, l-r) Shaunna Kahn, Leslie DeGoler, Genta Luddy, Koki Reasons, “Adam,” Roni McGuire, Lila Jarvis. See pages 18 and 19. PHOTO: JON CLARK
R. Roger Rowe School Latin Festival R. Roger Rowe School held its second annual Latin Festival on March 29 in the school’s Performing Arts Center. The event was hosted by the RSF Education Foundation. The purpose of the event is to recognize and celebrate Latin culture as an integral part of the school community. (Right) RiAnna, Sarah, Maria, Natalie and Alanna at the festival. For more, see page B1. Photo/Jon Clark
The RSF Golf Club is entering its final phase of hiring a new general manager for the club, according to RSF Association Manager Pete Smith. “We anticipate that we will have a new general manager on board by the end of April,” said Smith, who has been serving as the club’s interim manager, in addition to his duties as RSF Association manager. The new general manager will fill the position left vacant when former general manager Steve Nordstrom resigned last fall for “personal reasons.” A professional search firm was hired to help find the ideal candidate, Smith said.
Community celebrates life of Roger Rowe Between 700 and 800 people attended the memorial service and celebration of life for Roger Rowe on Saturday, March 31, at the Village Community Presbyterian Church. Dr. Rowe was a significant person in Rancho Santa for nearly half a century and either helped create or support nearly every organiza- Dr. Roger tion Rancho Santa Fe enjoys Rowe as a today. young man in Long-term friend Rea the military. Mowery, retired principal Glenda Sumida, current Superintendent Lindy Delaney and Roger Rowe’s son Carl Rowe covered his extensive service to the commu-
nity, role as teacher, tenure as superintendent and character attributes that made him such a unique and special person. Former student Kristen Brown sang “Once in a Lifetime,” an original song by her father and Village Church organist Jeff Brown, that she sang in 1987 at the Roger
See ROWE, page 22
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Buzz: Inn sale, New Association board members BY RSF ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT JACK QUEEN It is generally recognized that Greek philosopher Heraclitus coined the saying, “The only thing constant is change.” The older I get the more I realize how right he was. Although change doesn’t come very fast to Rancho Santa Fe, there are a couple of changes on the horizon for our community. First, on April 10, the escrow on The Inn is due to close. Last October, the Royce family, which has owned the property since 1958, elected to sell the property. The offer to sell
generated a great deal of interest in the property due to location and the property’s historic character that dates back to 1922 when it was first opened. Since the very beginning, The Inn has played a key role in the development of the community and actually helped establish our unique character. At the end of the day, the buyer of the property is the JMI Realty Group whose president lives in the Covenant. The Association has had several meetings with the representatives of JMI to go over Jack Queen their plans for the property and I am pleased to report that what we have heard so far should be well received by our members. Representatives of JMI will be at the Association’s board meeting on April 19 to formally present both their short term and long-term plans to the community. Another change is coming and that is in July we will
have two new Association board members. Both Dick Doughty and I will be stepping down from the board on June 30 as our terms expire. At the end of the nominating process and after contacting numerous potential candidates, two very qualified candidates have agreed to run for the board and they are Rochelle Putnam and Craig McAllister. In addition to the efforts of the Nominating Committee, no other nominations were received directly from the membership. So with only two candidates to fill two positions, the outcome of this year’s elec-
tion is certain. But even though there are only two candidates, we are required to still hold the election as we will need 75 ballots to generate a quorum to validate their election to the board. My congratulations to both new board members and I know they will enjoy the experience. OK, Pete Smith came up with the first quote but for those of you who are still with me; here is one in a little lighter tone also from Heraclitus, “It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.”
International high school essay contest launched Part of the International Bipolar Foundation’s (IBPF) mission is to erase stigma associated with mental illness through public education. To that end, the Foundation has launched a global essay contest open to all high school students internationally. “Our hope,” says Muffy Walker, president and founder of IBPF, “is that students will be interested in winning the prize and thereby research stigma in order to write the essay. In so doing, we will be educating a lot of young people and hopefully changing their perception about mental illness.” The topic of the essay is “Changing the Future of Stigma; Bipolar Disorder in 2020.” First and second place winners will be judged by a panel of authors who currently write about bipolar disorder and mental ill-
ness, and the winner will be announced in May to celebrate May as Mental Health Month. In addition, the First Place winner will receive $500 and the Second Place winner will receive $100. Both winners will have the opportunity to read their essay via Skype at the Foundation’s Public Forum with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy on May 22. For more information about the International Bipolar Foundation or to receive the essay rules and registration form, contact Ashley Reitzin: email@example.com. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org.
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TPHS Botball team places first at Southern California Regional Tournament The Torrey Pines High School Botball team took 1st place overall at the Greater San Diego Regional Botball Tournament on March 10 after weeks of hard work and determination. Along with placing 1st overall at the tournament, the team also took home several awards, including Outstanding Documentation, 1st place in Double Elimination and the Judges Choice trophy. The competition was held at the Sports Center Gym at USD. Botball is an autonomously-programmed robotics competition in which high school and middle school students’ build robots out of legos, metal and different motors and sensors.
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CAMERA Winner announced
ongratulations to Sean Stein for submitting the winning photo to the March “Most Artistic” Caught on Camera photo contest. Some photos selected as runners up are also shown here.
Enter April’s Contest for ‘Best Car’ photo Congratulations to Sean Stein for winning the April photo contest presented by the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Sean submitted a photo titled “Branching Out” to the Most Artistic themed contest and will take home a $120 gift card to Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach. Runner-up photos were submitted by Lori Brookes and Terry Goan. Thank you to everyone who uploaded photos, there were many worthy of winning. The beginning of April marks the start of the “Best Car” photo contest. Go to ranchosantafereview.com/contests to submit your photo. We have another great prize up for grabs — an $80 gift certificate to Ruth Chris Steak House. The contest is open now, submit your photo today!
Runner up: ‘Classic Sunset’ by Mike Shapouri
First place: Branching out by Sean Stein
Third: ‘Mirror Image of Miter Peak’ by Terry Goan
Above: Second place: ‘Pages of My Heart’ by Lori Brookes.
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Popular Happy Time Nursery in RSF celebrates 50th anniversary BY KAREN BILLING On Monday morning, Mary Ann Tessary saw the balloons outside of her Happy Time Nursery School in Rancho Santa Fe and feared for a minute she’d forgotten somebody’s birthday. In fact, the surprise celebration was for her 50th anniversary of operating the charming, traditional Happy Time out of her home on Las Colinas. It’s a school where children ride ponies twice a week, enjoy high tea daily and learn all about kindness and love. In 50 years, Tessary has never tired of her job and her young students. “They’re just so full of en- Happy Time Nursery thusiasm and love,” said Tessary, owner Mary Ann Tessary taking a break from her celebratory cake. “How many people get to go to work and have 10 ‘I love yous’ and hugs and kisses? Not very many.” Parents say Tessary has been the same teacher throughout the years, always answering her door in the morning with a smile and friendly welcome, being caring and forgiving with the children and helpful for the parents. Happy Time children will get a well-rounded experience under Tessary’s care. “She really helps children to become better people,” said parent Elissa Cheney. “They flourish.” Tessary started her nursery school 50 years ago in Del Mar when she was just 19 years old. “I moved it to Rancho Santa Fe over 45 years ago because I wanted the ponies to be a part of the nursery school,” she said. The Welsh Mountain ponies are a part of the curriculum, as are the chickens and the vegetable garden, which children take pride in tending and harvesting. Parents and kids around the school fondly call Tessary “Big Teacher.” The origin of the nickname is a favorite tale—back when she began, her mother helped out at the school. Her mother
Children enjoy the recent 50th anniversary celebration at Happy Time Nursery. Courtesy photos
was a diminutive five feet tall while Tessary hovers around the 5’ 9” mark. Students began calling her mother Little Teacher and Tessary Big Teacher and the name has stuck for 50 years. She now has a staff of nine, including her son John Paul whom she brought to Happy Time when he was a week old. Now he is in charge of art and academics, doing one-on-one learning sessions with the kids to prepare them for kindergarten. Twenty-five children a day attend Happy Time with four teachers, and parents pick from three weekly schedules. Having good manners is something Happy Time stresses daily. Students must always say “please” and “thank you” and aren’t allowed to utter the word “Yeah” — they must say, “Yes” and they often go home correcting their parents. Mondays and Tuesdays the children learn music, Thursdays are for gymnastics and on Friday they learn Spanish. One of the most treasured traditions is the afternoon high tea. Before service, the children recite a charming blessing: “Thank you for our food, thank you for our love. May the love begin and may it begin with me. I love myself and I love you.” When the child says, “I love myself” they give themselves a squeeze and then must dispense hugs to the rest of the children.
“It takes 10 minutes to hug everyone,” said Tessary. Children who do good deeds are awarded special demitasse teacups and get music from a wind-up music box played for them. “When I started the nursery school I had paper cups and I knew I wanted demitasse cups and saucers, even at 18,” Tessary said. There is also a Queen and King for good deeds of the day and they not only get the special teacup, but also select a special king or queen crown to wear. Inside the school, the toys are impossibly tidy on the shelves and there are plenty of books, games and tables where math, reading and writing skills are taught but you won’t find a single computer. “It just shows you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles to build a good school,” said parent Heather Slosar. “The kids are all happy and they all leave ready for kindergarten.” On Monday, parents collected donations to help Happy Time with some repairs, hopefully to get the school a new blacktop. Any Happy Time alumni interested in donating to the school can e-mail Evan Malter at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the school, visit happytimenurseryschool.com.
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The thrill of the game: RSF’s Randy Podolsky ﬁnishes in top 10 at World Series of Poker tournament BY KATHY DAY Playing in neighborhood poker games in Rancho Santa Fe got Randy Podolsky going and now he’s competing in tournaments. The Coldwell Banker real estate agent says the key to improving is that “the more hands you play, the better you get.” Noting that he’s “always a student,” he plays nightly online, although since the U.S. game was shut down, he plays tournaments with play money, and also watches “some fantastic videos on YouTube, he said. Randy Podolsky at the World Series of Poker’s He’s heading for Las Vegas Harrah’s Rincon St. Patrick’s Day Tournament. again soon – “I go as often as I can.” “I’ve been an entrepreneur and salesAnd he had a good run at the man all my life,” he said. World Series of Poker’s Harrah’s Rincon St. He also says he loves taking a risk. PlayPatrick’s Day Tournament where he placed ing cards is one risk. He also buys homes site 10th out of 487 players. In the WSOP comunseen at auctions on the courthouse steps, petition prior to that one, he placed 85th he said. “You never know when you walk in out of 331 players. what you’ll find.” At the end of the first day he was down Before moving to the area, he had sold to about 1,500 chips after 11 hours of two companies in the Seattle area. One was games, moving from table to table and faca retail computer store with about 50 eming different groups of eight or nine players ployees. all day. Down that low, he said, he was con“In 1993, I opened an account for a guy cerned as he entered Day 2 with a short who was working in his garage, starting a stack. company,” Podolsky said. “When he told But he played on. The day started at me the name, I thought it was kind of funny noon with 80 players and he played until 11 – Amazon.com.” p.m., when he went out as the 10th player. So that guy was Jeff Bezos, founder of The final round didn’t end until 9 a.m. the next day with the winner’s take $30,182; Po- the online retail giant, who for years bought all of his computers from Podolsky. dolsky took home $2,259. When he got to the Ranch, he started “The adrenalin keeps you going,” he playing cards with neighbors and now he’s a said, “that and a lot of coffee.” regular player at Oceanside’s OceansEleven He calls poker “a game of patience and cardroom where he can be found two to outwitting the opponent … If you treat evthree nights a week. ery hand the same way they’ll figure you “It’s an addicting game,” he conceded, out.” but it’s OK “as long as everything’s in modPodolsky, 47, has been among the top eration.” three agents in Rancho Santa Fe’s Coldwell Banker office since he joined the company eight years ago.
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Solana Santa Fe student wins RSF Fire District coloring contest Fourth grade student Riley Sullivan recently won the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District’s coloring contest at Solana Santa Fe. Every year the fire district holds a coloring contest for the fourth grade students at each school they visit. All employees of the fire district are given the opportunity to vote on which entries they like best and the entry with the most votes wins a pizza party for their classroom. Riley Sullivan was congratulated by members of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District for winning their annual coloring contest for fourth graders. (Above) From left to right: Engineer Paul Lorenzo, Captain Jim Tenger, Riley Sullivan and Firefighter/Paramedic Joe Carter. (Inset) Riley Sullivan. Photo/Lisa Sullivan
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Free public talk on ‘The Challenging Texts of Mark’ to be held in RSF April 28 A non-denominational talk. “The Challenging Texts of Mark,” on the Bible by Madelon Maupin, MTS, will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Christian Science Church, 6165 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe. The event is free. This talk is for both new Bible students and those who have read for years. Maupin will dive into some of the more perplexing texts in this first Gospel written. What did Jesus have against fig trees? How does Mark’s portrait of Jesus differ from the other Gospels? What do they have in common? The goal will be to learn how to look at a Scriptural passage from many angles: historical, con-textual, geographical, political and spiritual. Please come and bring your own questions, as well as your Bible. Madelon has a masters in theological studies from San Francisco Theological Seminary, was cultural historian for Princess Cruises’ trips to Biblical Lands, and a recent trustee of The Crisler Library in Ephesos, Turkey. She has authored numerous articles on the Bible’s application for today. Madelon has gained recognition as a dynamic and engaging speaker on a variety of Biblical subjects and their relevance to contemporary life. For more information, call 858-756-1691.
RSF student is a National Finalist in the Princess Program Lana Lakdawala, an 8year-old in third grade student at R. Roger Rowe Elementary School in Rancho Santa Fe, was selected as one of the top 15 finalists in a national contest open to girls age 12 and under. The “Precious Princess” contest is sponsored by Fourpoints Magazine, which is associated with
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and Service.” The Precious Princess contest recognizes girls with a variety of accomplishments, talents and community service. Most of the finalists have been involved in their local or state Princess Program, which is not a competitive beauty pageant, but a mentoring program for young girls. Lana has been involved in the program for three years. Voting for the top 15 national finalists is open to the public and is available online now through Sunday, April 15. Please vote for this hometown girl, Lana Lakdawala, and give national recognition to Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego! Go to: http://fourpointsmagazine. com/precious-princess-2012
Sunny and Angel celebrate another year of health and happiness Helen Woodward Animal Center recently held a second birthday party March 31 for “miracle twin foals” Sunny and Angel. The extremely rare pair and their mother Lena, who gained worldwide attention through streaming video (and even their own Facebook fan club called “Foal Fanatics”), have been beloved members of the center since their arrival. Followers may remember that mother Lena, a 9-year-old maiden, registered Quarter Horse, was expecting her first foal in late March. On the morning of March 28, Lena surprised everyone with twins. The twin birth was both a thrill and a concern for doctors who knew that their chances of survival were extremely slim. (Twin foals have about a one in 10,000 chance of surviving birth and only about a one in 15,000 chance of surviving their first two weeks of life.) The family was immediately rushed Sunny and Angel to Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Equine Hospital in hopes that all would be able to overcome the unbelievable odds. Once arriving Lena, Sunny and Angel, under the care of Dr. Rodrigo Vazquez of Equine Surgical Services along with the staff of the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Equine Hospital technicians, monitored the twins 24 hours a day. With round-theclock- care, the foals have thrived and grown to become a lovely and entertaining pair. Mother Lena reunited with her foals at their Saturday celebration.
San Dieguito high school district to hold College Night and Fair The first annual San Dieguito Union High School District College Night and Fair will be held on Wednesday April 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (enter at the Solana Gate). This inaugural event is sponsored by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation and will serve the students of Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School, San Dieguito Academy, Sunset High School/North Coast Academy and Torrey Pines High School. More than 100 colleges and universities from across the nation will participate in this event, as well as test prep, summer program, and financial aid companies. This hybrid forum will allow students and parents a unique opportunity to learn more about college admissions than ever before. The college fair will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Del Mar Fair-
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Proﬁle J. Steven Poceta, M.D. Scripps Clinic neurology chief doubles as sleep disorders specialist BY KATHY DAY Most people find they are either too sleepy or can’t sleep. That’s the starting point when J. Steven Poceta, M.D., begins trying to diagnose a person’s problems in his special field of interest – sleep disorders. The head of the Division of Neurology at Scripps Clinic and a consultant in sleep disorders, the local resident has been on the La Jolla clinic’s staff since 1988. “Sleep [is] very important for a sense of well being and quality of life,” he said in an interview in his office overlooking the Pacific and the Torrey Pines Golf Course. On the walls are photos of Vancouver, British Columbia – a favorite getaway – and of his wife Lori and their two children. Surrounding his desk are journals and patient files. A tall, slender man, he shifts around a bit in the new chair he’s trying out to help with a sore back. A bit formal at first, he relaxes as the interview goes on – adopting a friendly manner
certain to go over well with patients. He disdains a few overused words, says he doesn’t have “a passion” but a “special interest” in sleep disorders, especially those with both neurological and sleeprelated aspects such as restless leg syndrome, sleep-related headaches and circadian rhythm. He also sees patients with sleep apnea, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep-walking. Circadian rhythm disorders – such as jet lag or being an extreme night owl – are the least understood, he said. “I see teenagers not doing well in school because they can’t get up and can’t get to bed at a decent hour.” It’s about whether you are a morning or a night person – which can be evaluated on a 19-question scale, he said. “It’s fairly highly treatable,” he added as he turned on a super intense light box that patients can use to “fool the body” into better sleep patterns. While the scientific side
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is the basis for diagnoses and treatments, it is the quality and safety issues such as optimizing job performance and staying awake while driving that motivate him. He primarily lets others study long-term consequences such as potential risk factors related to sleep disorders and stroke or cancer. Even so, he has published more than 40 works, including a sleep disorders book. His most recent study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, looks at a small group of patients as well as defendants being prosecuted for “sleep driving” who had taken Ambien. Poceta, who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – a half hour drive from his Detroit home – and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, calls himself a lucky man. Lucky, he said, that he did well in high school and was able to go to college; lucky that he got a workstudy job in a high-level research lab on campus that enabled him to skip most of the pre-med requirements, and lucky that school was easy for him and that the times were easier than they are for his college-age children. And, later he adds, lucky that his extended family has never faced a major tragedy. Choosing his specialty was not one of those “eureka” moments. “You spend a lot of time in medicine and almost everything is interesting – the eye is interesting, how the kidney works,” he said. Instead, he based his choice more on the personalities of the doctors in the various fields than on the field itself. Neurologists are generally considered the “brainy, nerdy type,” he added, “but I’m not like that.” He just
J. Steven Poceta, M.D. Photo/Rob McKenzie finds more satisfaction in liked the neurologists he met and felt it was a good fit clinical work – although his role as head of the Division for him. of Neurology is cutting a bit He was among those on into his time with patients the leading edge of treating these days. sleep disorders, which is Being head of a departatypical for a neurologist. ment with 14 practitioners Most sleep specialists are and the paper work, adminpulmonologists, he said. istrative and financial reIn 1981-82, he sought sponsibilities that go with out one of the only sleep that, and his involvement “Sleep [is] very with the sleep lab keep him important for a on the job 10 to 12 hours a sense of well being day. He’s also “a little inand quality of life.” volved with politics” through the San Diego County Medical Society and centers in the country at is closely watching the Stanford and learned about healthcare reform debate. the specialty, which he deAcknowledging that scribed as “multidisciplinary many people are “so and offbeat. It straddles stressed” about the day-towhat’s normal and what’s day elements of medicine abnormal.” “As corny as is sounds, I and the obligations that hospital organizations have really like being a doctor … to meet, he talked a bit People thank me every day, about the history of mediand even if I didn’t solve cine in the U.S. their problem they know “I went to the first medI’m trying to help.” ical school in the country While many physicians and used to look at the old are keen on research, Poceta
pictures of surgeons … Medicine has been around for a very long time,” he said. It has survived the Great Depression, World War II, not having health insurance, Medicare, he added. “In the long term there are going to be doctors and there are going to be patients … It keeps me from sweating the details.” Poceta’s own personal daily challenge is balancing work and life. “I’m not a workaholic – I work hard – and I enjoy my evenings and weekends,” he said, noting his day usually begins about 5 a.m. and he tries to get home before sunset. When he gets there, he and Lori retire to their garden, where they grow a lot of their own food, and relax with a cocktail. The couple also enjoys cooking — right now they’re working on Indian recipes from a Vancouver restaurant’s cookbook. Then he “turns off” until about 2 a.m. before he starts thinking again. To help, he often meditates. “I’m interested in the body clock and observe mine,” he said. When he’s off the clock, so to speak, he and Lori like to travel, particularly to Vancouver, where they have an apartment. These days, they are studying Turkish as they prepare for a visit to Istanbul.
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Upcoming Bags & Baubles fundraiser for FACE helps prevent pet ‘economic euthanasia’ BY KELLEY CARLSON The annual Bags & Baubles fundraiser is an opportunity for FACE to shine. Scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 29 at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe, the second annual event is one of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education’s premier affairs. About 250 guests are expected to attend, according to FACE Executive Director Stacy Steel. The nonprofit FACE was established in 2006 by a group of veterinarians who were distraught over the rise of “economic euthanasia,” in which pets are left to suffer or are euthanized when their owners can’t afford the cost of treatment. FACE provides financial assistance to animal owners, with money raised through donations and special events such as Bags & Baubles. At the upcoming fundraiser, there will be a silent auction of more than 200 new and “gently loved” designer handbags; starting bids will begin at 10 percent to 15 percent of retail value. “The deals people are able to get on handbags are extraordinary,” Steel said. In addition, there will be opportunities to purchase jewelry, while guests socialize with one another and consume food and beverages. A high-end raffle is also planned, featuring items such as a Nancy Gonzalez purse, a Kazanjian Bros. wooden cuff with South Sea pearls and diamonds, an 18-carat white gold blue topaz necklace by Yael Designs, and a sterling silver beaded bracelet with an 18-carat yellow gold dog charm from Dodo. Tickets are three for $25 or 15 for $100. Lulu, a dachshund who is one of FACE’s success stories, is expected to make an appearance. The “girly” dog loves to dress up and will have three to four changes of clothes, Steel said. About 470 animals have been saved by FACE since its inception. One recent case involved a 3-year-old French bulldog named King. On Christmas Eve, King was running and playing at a dog park when he injured his back. His owner, Bernie, immediately took him to a veterinarian, where he was given a steroid injection. After two months of bed rest, King was on the road to recovery, but he suffered a setback when a loud noise startled him and caused him to jump. Once again, the canine was in pain, and the paralysis in his back legs returned. The steroid shot didn’t work the second time around, and surgery was required.
Lulu, one of FACE’s success stories, is scheduled to make an appearance at the Bags & Baubles fundraiser on April 29. Bernie was presented with a financial challenge. Once a manager for after-school programs, he was laid off because of budget cuts, and had to move in with his parents, who were on a fixed income. Bernie was unable to afford the entire cost of King’s surgery. However, FACE came to Bernie and King’s aid, and helped defray the costs of the procedure. King underwent the surgery on March 15, and the prognosis was positive: The doctors said he would have the ability to walk again. Steel had the opportunity to visit King the day after his surgery. A big bandage covered the length of his spine, but there was comfort in knowing it was only temporary. “He’s adorable,” Steel said. Headquartered in Sorrento Valley, FACE is the largest organization of its kind in San Diego County, Steel said. It provides part and full financial assistance for family pets in need of critical or emergency care, and is affiliated with 67 hospitals in the area. Pet owners in need can call FACE at (858) 450-3223, and fill out a one-page application that can be obtained through the nonprofit’s Web site, www.face4pets.org. “We respond very quickly,” Steel said. The nonprofit obtains paperwork from the veterinarian, and requests proof of financial hardship from the owner. Turnaround can be as short as one hour, and normally occurs within 24 hours, depending on the nature of the emer-
gency, according to Steel. Unfortunately, cases are on the rise, she added. “There’s definitely been an increased demand over the years for our assistance, as families in our community continue to struggle in this economy,” Steel said. It’s the reason FACE needs financial support from the community, in the form of donations, she explained. “The generosity of individual donors provide the FACE recently helped King, resources we need to fund a 3-year-old French bulldog these life-saving procedures,” Steel said. who had injured his back. FACE has provided more than $743,000 in assistance since August 2007, when the nonprofit issued its first grant. The average case costs the foundation $1,500. Funding for FACE is primarily provided by individual pet owners, with additional contributions from hospital partnerships. Special fundraising events are held throughout the year, such as Bags & Baubles. More than $50,000 was raised during Bags & Baubles last year; this year’s goal is $83,500, Steel said. Meanwhile, FACE is still seeking sponsors and handbag donations, which are tax-deductible. Admission to Bags & Baubles is free; the location is provided with an RSVP. Call Brooke Haggerty at (858) 4503223, or go to www.face4pets. org. For more information about FACE; volunteer opportunities, such as office, marketing, public relations and fundraising; or to donate, visit the organization’s Web site. “We’re a small nonprofit with great big dreams and big goals,” Steel said.
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67th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show to run April 19-May 6 • Show hosts U.S. Show Jumping Observation Events for Summer Olympics
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The Del Mar National Horse Show has been selected as one of only four venues in North America to host the U.S. Show Jumping Team Observation Events for the 2012 Olympics in London, England. Top riders from across the nation will vie for a chance to represent the U. S. as they compete in the Del Mar Arena at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. In its 67th year, the 2012 Del Mar National Horse Show will run Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, May 6, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Del Mar National Horse Show continues to be among the most respected, distinguished and popular equestrian events on the West Coast. Consisting of
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Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate: 2012 Q1 Performance Summary Overall, Rancho Santa Fe real estate (defined for the purpose of this analysis as all attached and detached residential properties listed with the San Diego Multiple Listing Service for the 92067 and 92091 zip codes as of April 1, 2012) is slightly slower this first quarter of 2012, compared to the first quarter of last year. Specifically, sales are down 14% from 57 properties sold in 2011 Q1 to 49 properties in 2012 Q1. This decline in demand was not overlooked by potential sellers, resulting in an 18% drop in new listings. Falling supply along with the slower sales reduced average daily inventory 21% from 291 properties in 2011 Q1 to 231 properties in 2012 Q1. Generally, sellers took advantage of this reduction in supply by keeping their properties on the market 40% longer, waiting for the best price. This helped increase overall median sold price 9.7% from $1,937,500 to $2,125,000; however, it also extended the average overall marketing time to 11 months, an increase of nearly 100 days. Unfortunately, when we look at the performance of the subpopulations which make up the overall Rancho Santa Fe market, we begin to see the ambiguity of ‘median value’ as a sole performance indicator.
RSF-The RSF-TheCovenant Bridges $4,995,000 $2,695,000 LD
Original Listing Price: less than $3 million This enchanting single story estate situated on one private acre, captures the timeless beauty and romantic style of a California Hacienda. Located in the Covenant, within walking distance to the village, golf club and school and surrounded by lush lawns, mature trees and vegetation. The home encompasses 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. There is an attached casita with one bedroom/bath, kitchen and living room (this is considered the 4th bedroom). French doors lead to outdoor loggias, verandas and to the sparking pool. Additional amenities and design elements include: interior remodeling and upgrading, hardwood flooring, slabs of granite, garaging for 3 cars. A great property in a very desirable location.
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RSF-Del Mar Country Club $8,950,000
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RSF-The RSF-TheCovenant Groves $3,995,000 $2,349,000
Of all the three subpopulations that make up Rancho Santa Fe, properties having an original list price less than $3 million experienced the largest inventory decline than any other subpopulation. From 2011 Q1 to 2012 Q1, inventory declined nearly 30%. This decline occurred dynamically throughout 2011 from fewer new listings and sales. If we take a snapshot of 2011 Q1 and 2012 Q1, we can see the result of this slowing. In 2011 Q1, there were 102 new listings and 36 sold properties. In 2012 Q1, there were 90 new listings and 31 sold properties resulting in a -12% and -14% change, respectively. While both supply and demand were decreasing, demand appears to have weakened most. Responding to this weakening demand, sellers kept their properties on the market 60% longer than they had only one year prior, bumping up average marketing time from 150 days in 2011 Q1 to 239 days in 2012 Q1. Unfortunately, waiting longer for a better offer was not enough to maintain 2011 pricing levels. Sellers also ended up more aggressively discounting their original list prices. In 2011 Q1, median discount from original list price was 10.9% versus 14.9% in 2012 Q1. Between lower starting original list prices in 2012 Q1 and more aggressive discounting, median value for this subpopulation declined 9.4%. It appears that this subpopulation has given back some of the pricing strength it had acquired prior to 2011. Given that prior pricing strength and relatively lower inventory, I suspect we will see price stabilization start to take effect around current levels for this group.
RSF-Del RSF-The Mar Country Groves Club $3,650,000 $2,195,000
RSF-The RSF-The Bridges Groves $2,999,000 $2,195,000
RSF-The Covenant $2,795,000 $1,975,000
RSF-The RSF-LasCovenant Villas $2,477,000 $1,749,000
RSF-The Groves RSF-Rancho Del Rio $2,450,000 $1,295,000
RSF-The Covenant $2,395,000 $895,000
RSF-Cielo RSF-The Covenant $1,795,000 -$1,895,000 $795,000
RSF-The Bridges Rental $2,195,000 $23,500
Original Listing Price: $3 million - $5 million Here is where we start to see the ambiguity of ‘median value’ as a sole performance indicator, as mentioned above, especially when applied to non-homogeneous properties like Rancho Santa Fe. Of all three subpopulations, this one, properties with an original listing price between $3 million and $5 million, was the only subpopulation to exhibit a median sold price increase when comparing 2011 Q1 to 2012 Q1. The ambiguity arises when we see that this subpopulation only represents slightly over 20% of the entire sold market for each of the two quarters and that its median price increase is less than the overall market. What are important to remember when assessing this ambiguity are the definition of median value change and the direction of the other performance indicators of this subpopulation. Being a mid-point indicator, mathematically the median value change for the overall market can exceed the “change” of any subpopulation, but to further assess the positive direction of this change we can look to other variables that would corroborate it…and sure enough, they do. This subpopulation was the only one to maintain the same number of sales. The other two subpopulations’ sales declined. However, not only did sales remain steady for this subpopulation, but they sold 6% faster. All this occurred with 20% less inventory and essentially the same number of new listings. With these other indicators supporting seller strength, a positive median value change between 2011 Q1 and 2012 Q1 is most likely representative of this group’s quarterly annual performance. A key indicator to watch going forward is number of sales. If they can increase while keeping the other indicator strengths fixed or improving, we will see further directional strength for this group.
Original Listing Price: $5 million or more Of all three subpopulations, this one had the largest percentage change in sales and marketing time. Sales declined 33% from 9 properties sold in 2011 Q1 to only 6 properties in 2012 Q1. Furthermore, the average marketing time doubled going from 328 days in 2011 Q1 to 717 days in 2012 Q1. While it appears that this marketing time extension allowed sellers to wait for a stronger offer, since median value decline was only 4.7% under such market weakness, one must wonder what price these sellers could have attained 717 days ago without incurring 2 years of market decline. Going forward, it appears that many potential sellers are waiting for some demand to come back into this subpopulation, since new listings have declined 67%. Given that this subpopulation has the largest percentage supply than any other subpopulation, 9 properties per every property sold, this is probably a wise decision, along with buyers insisting to see every property available that meets their criteria.
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RSF-The Covenant $5,295,000
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Torrey Pines High School Foundation supporters enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the Foundation’s spring fundraiser “Pump Up the Volume” March 31. The event, which was held at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, included a live auction, dinner and dancing. www. torreypinesfoundation. org Photos/Jon Clark
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COMMENT continued from page 1 employees. “Where are the women?” Maloney asked, noting that all five witnesses on the panel were men. In the interview, Issa said the panel actually consisted of 10 witnesses split into two groups. The second group, he said, included two female witnesses. He also said Democrats on the committee had not requested any qualified female witnesses for the first group of panelists, which consisted of
members of the clergy. Maloney’s statement, Issa said in the interview, “was an outright lie and she knew it when she U.S. Rep. said it.” Darrell Issa, On R-Vista Tuesday, March 27, Issa apologized to Maloney for his choice of words in both a telephone call and a letter to the con-
gresswoman. In his letter, Issa referred to his comments in the Rancho Santa Fe Review and wrote, “For years, we have collaborated as colleagues on numerous projects intended to create better government for the American people. In this context, I agree with your point and regret that my choice of words in an interview with a community newspaper did not reflect the collegial relationship and open communication you and I have long enjoyed.” Maloney invoked
House rules to respond to Issa’s comments on the floor of the House Tuesday. She said she accepted Issa’s apology, but continued in her insistence that women were not adequately represented at the hearing. As she spoke, supporters held up an enlargement of a photograph of the five clergymen testifying at last month’s hearing. In her remarks, Maloney also referred to Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student who was not allowed to testify on Feb. 16, but spoke at a hearing the following week.
Fluke became the center of a firestorm after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute.” “I know what I said that day and I know it to be true but I do think the Democratic witness, Sandra Fluke, and the women of America, are owed an apology — an apology for denying them a voice — an apology for denying them a seat at the table,” Maloney said Tuesday. In response to a request for comment from this newspaper, a spokesman for the Oversight Committee wrote in an email, “While
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RSF Garden Club to hold a variety of events in April The following events will be held in April at the RSF Garden Club: Great Decisions -1st Monday of the Month at 10:15 a.m. A Great Decisions Discussion Group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn and participate in the foreign policy decision-making process. ***** Pot Luck Bridge - Every Third Tuesday of the Month at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. ***** Mah Jong - Every Thursday 1-4 p.m. ***** Cal State Osher Lecture Series: Part of a national network of life long learning institutes offering lectures designed to engage, captivate and expands minds allowing them to experience the job of learning. Classes are free to Garden Club Members. ***** April 12: 5:30-7 p.m. Quarterly Meeting with Dr. James Nieh, Ph.D. UCSD, The Ecology and Behavior of Native Pollinators, The Wisdom Of Bees: Dr. James C. Nieh received his B.A. at Harvard and is currently a faculty
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9:30 a.m. – noon: Shop Your Closets in Style Workshop: Join Lauri Loesch whose mission it is to empower women to look and feel their personal best every single day and to never again utter the dreaded words ‘I have nothing to wear. Make your wardrobe come to life; take the hassle out of dressing; develop your own unique style; and add a sense of flair Members $55, Non-Members $70. ***** April 28, 2 p.m. From Paris to You, Free Piano and Viola Concert, FanFaire Foundation, Family Concert Series: Marching to the beat of the 21st century FanFaire Foundation’s mission is to nurture creativity of the highest order among today’s youth through the development of programs that strengthen science and music education. ***** May 5 Rambling Thru the Ranch Garden Tour “Rambling Thru’ the Ranch” on a charming trolley with friends and family! What better way to discover the splendor of some of Rancho Santa Fe’s most
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glorious gardens! Trolleys every 10 minutes, linger as long as you want at any location. At the same time, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will be brimming with notions, demonstrations, treats and crafts by local artisans for your home, garden and taste buds at its fresh and festive open-air market! $35-Advanced Purchase. $45- Day of Purchase. Space is Limited. Advanced purchase is recommended. The Garden Club is located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe. For reservations or more information regarding any of these events please visit the Ranchos Santa Fe Garden Club website at ranchosantafegardentour.com or call 858-756-1554.
‘Taste of the Triangle’ benefit to feature gourmet cuisine “Taste of the Triangle 2012 – An Appetite for Education” will be an evening of fun, food and fundraising for University City public schools held on Friday, April 20, from 7-10 p.m. at the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club at UCSD. More than 20 top restaurants will provide samples of gourmet cuisine. Guests can chat with San Diego’s finest chefs, including Paul McCabe of Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, Chad White of Brian Malarkey’s Gabardine, Jason Knibb of Nine-Ten, Michel Malecot of The French Gourmet, and Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.uc-educate.org
Upcoming events at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Get ready to rock on at “Club 92067”! Purchase tickets to our Annual Gala online now! When: Saturday, May 12, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Where: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Dress: Rock Star Glam or Cocktail attire Join us for our Annual Gala with this year’s “Club 92067” theme. Come as your favorite rock star and party-on with Atomic Groove, a fantastic dance band! You won’t want to miss this glam-tacular event. The evening will include a silent and live auction, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and lots of dancing. Purchase tickets by April 12 for a discounted rate of $225. After that, prices will be $250 for members and $275 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets online or call the Community Center at (858) 756-2461. ***** Sign your child up today for our exciting Spring Break Camp! Dates: April 9-13 Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily (extended care available from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3 p.m.5 p.m. daily) Cost: M & F - $85 per day ($75 per additional sibling); Tues. Wed., & Thurs. — $75 per day ($65 per additional sibling) Spring Break Fun! The Community Center is offering a week of exciting field trips for your children to enjoy. We have filled the week with some great outings and creative activities, so come join in the fun! Monday- Jump Sky High (Trampolines) Tuesday- Ice Skating/UTC Wednesday- Beach Day/Birch Aquarium Thursday- Inflatable World (Bouncies) Friday- Sports Park/Movie * An additional waiver is required for some outings, you can fill them out when you drop off your child the day of the camp. ***** Session 4 classes now open for registration! Our session 4 classes are set to begin on April 23, it will be an 8-week session that runs from April 23-June 15. We are offering a wide variety of classes for your children to enjoy and participate in. From karate, to art classes, to dance classes, to gymnastics, we have you covered! We are also introducing some exciting new classes such as Stop Motion and Animation, Child vs Wild, and Me-
chanical Builders Club to spark your childs imagination. Please visit our website at RSFCC.org for more information. You do not want your child to miss this great opportunity to learn new skills while having fun at the same time, so register today! ***** Come out and play with our Moms & Tots Group! Location: Private homes, local attractions, parks and the RSFCC Days: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Ages: Newborn through Preschool Moms, gather your tots and get involved with the play dates happening right here in your community! The community center offers families an opportunity to get connected by arranging play dates around the community and within the homes of other moms and tots. Meet your neighbors and other moms in this group catering to parents of preschool children. Weekly play dates and Moms Night Out activities are held yearround. Also be a part of an email network for exclusive invitations, classifieds and events. ***** Get your mornings pumped with a Jazzercise workout! Instructors: Dori Patterson and Kari Gordon Days/Times: Mondays 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Wednesdays 8:15 a.m. -9:15 a.m. Don’t worry about not being able to keep up-- our instructors tailor the intensity of this fun and effective 60-minute workout to fit your needs. Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with stretching to sculpt, tone, and lengthen muscles. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training and yoga. Burn up to 600 calories in one session and start dancing yourself fit today! ***** Breathe deep with Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Instructor: Elize Quinn Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. -9:15 a.m. Build a strong, safe and healthy yoga practice with detailed alignment, use of props and proper breathing. A wonderful way to start the day for both newcomers and experienced students who want to deepen their practice but may have injuries, muscular imbalances, or structural irregularities. You’ll create strength, flexibility, and balance and be gently guided to move beyond boundaries and reach new levels on your practice.
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R. Roger Rowe students visit Science Center 6th grade students from R. Roger Rowe School recently visited the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. The students watched the IMAX movie “The Coral Reefs” as a part of their studies for the school’s Scripps Ocean Partnership. Additionally, they worked in one of the classroom labs learning more about ocean food chains and food webs. There they experimented with buoyancy while designing creatures that would neither sink nor float. Students also had the chance to visit the Science Center, which is now host to a new exhibit about geometry. The Ranch School’s Integrated Science program is one of the stars in the Five-Star Education Program, sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation.
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‘Toast Your Imagination’
Karina Lion, Kali Kim, Linda Howard
Sophia Alsadek, Tabitha Murray (Event Coordinator for the RSF Community Center Spring Gala), Gail McComb
“Toast Your Imagination — A Celebration of Tabletops” was the title of the RSF Community Center’s Spring Luncheon held recently at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The annual event promotes a day of creativity and fun as groups of friends decorate their tables with exquisite designs, original arrangements and fanciful themes. Local designer Doug Dolezal was the guest speaker, and Nicole Mikles and Genta Luddy chaired the event. Funds raised from the luncheon support the nonprofit center’s Kristen Spector, Robin Wright, Pamela Dirkes, Rachel Douglass, Cindy Moran, ongoing programs. For more Jennifer Davis information, visit www.rsfcc. org. Photos/Jon Clark
Samantha Shields, Linette Dillen, Stacy Ulrich, Jill Haney “Garden of Eden” theme table
Kristin Hahn, Shirin Raiszadeh, Lisa Morris
Kim DeHaven, Tiffany Catledge
Genta Luddy, Niki Rushin, Cindy Moragrega, Belinda Foley
Lynda Kerr, Vanessa Antaky
Valley LaRocca, Ashley Stuart Lisa Allen, Holly Bauer, Stephanie Kourie
“The Real Housewives of RSF” theme table
Alex Johnson, Nora Balikian
Dana Alkasmi, Rocio Flynn (Inset) Janne Anderson Burgio, Kerman Beriker
Jill Haney, David Mattie, Tiffany Sparks
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Women of Dedication
Craig Biddick, honoree Susan Kazmarek-Biddick (co-founder, San Master of ceremonies Diego Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Willis Allen Pat Brown, Major Lee agent), Patti Jelley Lescano
Co-chairs Maryl Weightman and Sue Kalish
Honoree Rita Solberg, co-chair Sue Kalish, honoree Muffy Walker, founder of the International Bipolar Foundation.
Pam Strickler, Louarn Sorkin, honoree Jan Reital, Donna Papera
Honoree Julie Sarno, Nina Kenney, Charan Crews
Marti Showley, Pattie Wellborn, Sandra Schafer, Pat Whalen
Kathryn Murphy, Annette RichieBuis, honoree Muffy Walker
First Vice President Karin Donaldson, President Patty Moises, VP of Finance Nayda Locke
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary presented the 47th Annual Women of Dedication Luncheon, “Philanthropy by the Sea,” on March 28 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina - Grand Ballroom. Sue Kalish and Maryl Weightman co-chaired the 47th annual event, which honored the 15 women chosen by the Auxiliary who best exemplify the selfless volunteers who donate their time or resources to help others in need. The 2012 honorees are: Joye Blount, Lucy Kable Means Borsenberger, Deirdre Carlson, Rebecca Charles, Sharon Culver Considine, Terry Cooper, Becki Etess, Susan Kazmarek-Biddick, Gladys Kohn, Elizabeth Ravenis, Jan Reital, Julie Howell Sarno, Jane Scher, Rita Solberg and Muffy Walker. Photos/Jon Clark
Charlotte Jacobs, Charlotte Rand Davis, Phyllis Parrish, Cristull Hasson, honoree Susan Kazmarek-Biddick
Cynthia Kronemyer, Valerie Sachs, Commissioner Gwen Luttrell, Louarn Sorkin
Honoree Jan Reital, Trigger Reital
Candise Holmlund, Cathy Polk, Candace Sears
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‘SING’ comes to Solana Santa Fe
Valerie Jacobs, Franci Free, Marguerite Griffin. Photo/Jon Clark
RSF Foundation’s BetterTogether Initiative The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation recently announced the creation of BetterTogether, a new initiative that will strive to bring local family/private foundations together to actively provide opportunities for mutual support and encouragement, education and the possibility to share resources in the field of philanthropy. During these challenging financial times, it is more important than ever to leverage philanthropic dollars and join together in efforts to improve this community. A discussion was held March 27 at The Inn by Marguerite Griffin and Valerie Jacobs on the subject of private and family foundations, and family succession. Marguerite Griffin is the National Director of Philanthropic Services for Northern Trust. She brings extensive experience in working with high net worth families and their philanthropic vision. Valerie Jacobs is the Founder of Valerie Jacobs Consulting and is the Chairman of the Board of the Jacobs Family Foundation, located here in San Diego. For more information, contact Debbie Anderson at email@example.com or (858) 756-0358; www.rsffoundation.org. The evening was co-sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and Northern Trust.
(Top right) Students at Solana Santa Fe enjoyed the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Outreach Program “SING” on March 26. The singing group demonstrated the potential of the human voice and elements of music. For information, contact the Outreach Coordinator at (858) 442-0237 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Pictured left to right: Dane Moebius, Lea Hardy, La Jolla Symphony’s Soprano Singer Constance Lauthers, Camille Silverwood, Pierce Wollan and Philippe Hansen-Estruch. Photo/Jenny Chang
Easter Egg Treasure Hunt at Flower Hill Promenade April 7 An Easter Egg Treasure Hunt will be held at Flower Hill Promenade on Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring the kids to this annual Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, where they can spend the afternoon searching for hidden treasures at Flower Hill. Check in at Geppetto’s Toys to receive your special Easter Treasure Map! Once you complete your treasure hunt, return to Geppetto’s for a special prize! www.flowerhill.com
Honoring SEAL Families The RSF Republican Women, Fed. hosted two tables with 16 SEAL wives at last month’s fundraiser for the Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation. A special thank you to members June and Neil Ash, Betty Alexy, Leslie Barone, Brett Dieterich, Nick Dieterich, Susan Farrior, Gigi Fenley, Gerda and Tom Snell, and Susan Woolley for their support. The gala, raising several thousand dollars, was held on March 9 at the Sheraton Harbor Island and included dinner, a fashion show, auction and dancing.
Horizon Prep 8th Graders step back in time at “Pride and Prejudice Day.” (L-R) Blair McKinney, Grant Dunlop, Ashlyn Mossy, Erik Lundstedt, Kylie Lugo, Michael Hendrick, Ellen Carlander, Jack Maguire, Lily Morgans, Reed Schuette, Andria Carpenter, Max Baloun, Clay Conkle, Francesca DeRosa, John Bothe, Jasmyne Bell, Chad HinesNordstrom, Carli Nordstrom, Robert Crowley, Makaela Lawson, Andrew Setilli, Yaryn Choi, Conrad Blake.
‘Pride and Prejudice Day’ Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy come to life at Horizon Prep for “Pride and Prejudice Day.” 8th grade students live out Jane Austen’s 1813 novel in costumes with a period-themed tea, complete with games and dances from the book. “Our student body loves reading,” says Horizon Prep English Teacher Cindy Sutherland, “this is a wonderful way for the novel to jump off the pages!” For more information, visit www.horizonprep.org.
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National Charity League Class of 2014 Fashion Show The National Charity League, San Dieguito Chapter, presented its Class of 2014 Fashion Show March 25, at the Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla, featuring the theme, “When the Clock Strikes Twelve.” National Charity League is a nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago to foster the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The girls become members, referred to as Ticktockers, in the seventh grade and continue on through senior year. Models for the annual Fashion Show are the 10th grade members of NCL, Class of 2014. The purpose of the fashion show is to provide the 10th graders with training in poise, stage presence, self esteem and personal style. This year’s fashions were provided by Banana Republic, Cache, Dreamgirls, Friar Tux Shop, Let’s Go, LF Store, Mia Bella Couture, Pink Lagoon, Pretty Please, White House/Black Market. The Sophomore Ticktockers, Class of 2014, include Jessica Bertken, Kaylee Burns, Laura Detrow, Audrey Gascho, Megan Gless, Sophie Kaihatu, Tiare Kanoa, Emily Laliotis, Kate Lidl, Allie Negroni, Alexandra Paydar, Isabella Paydar, Zari Phillips, Jacqueline Putegnat, Katlyn Simon, Madison Smith, Audrey Yang and K.C. Yeagley.
(Top) Audrey Yang and Kaylee Burns; (Right) Laura Detrow and K.C. Yeagley Emily Laliotis
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(Above) Katlyn Simon, Tiare Kanoa
(Left) Tyler Anthony and Sophie Kaihatu
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continued from page 1 Rowe Roast and again at his retirement in 2001. Dr. Rowe loved Irish music and school nurse Helen Galvin sang “Danny Boy,” which he enjoyed hearing her sing on various occasions. The service began with the entry of a full military honor guard; it concluded with a gun salute, Taps and flag presentation to Mrs. Rowe from the guard.
It literary took a Village to pull the memorial celebration together and make it successful. The memory boards were filled with memorabilia provided from the Rowe family and were divided into stations covering his service to the school, community organizations, sports, family and personal interests. Dozens of homemade cookies were donated by
past parents of the Rowe School and The Inn provided beautiful and delicious displays of cheeses and fresh vegetables. Nearly 50 volunteers, clergy and staff members of the Village Church worked together to provide the service, program, set up, ushering, guest book signing and all of the arrangements for the reception following the service. The Association and
Rancho Santa Fe Patrol planned and supervised an efficient and very successful shuttle service from town parking lots to the church. The system worked seamlessly and there were no parking problems or traffic congestion around the church. The Rotary helped with the parking in various locations and underwrote some of the parking expenses. The
Rancho Santa Fe Foundation was instrumental in arranging for underwriting through various individuals and organizations and provided the flowers for the sanctuary and reception tables. Many individuals and organizations too numerous to name stepped up for Dr. Rowe’s memorial, and Rancho Santa Fe once again proved itself to be a fine
community of caring individuals. — Anne Feighner The program contained a blank memory page for attendees to write special stories or remembrances of Roger Rowe. If you did not fill one out at the memorial and would like to contribute to this memory book, please email them to Afeighner@ mac.com. They will be copied and included in the book.
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DEL MAR $15,950,000
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Spectacular Single Story View Estate Spectacular, panoramic views from this gorgeous, single story home offering over 8000 sq. ft of casually, elegant living. Guest house is like having another home on site with over 1700 sq.ft., 2 bds, 2 bths and beautiful open living/ kitchen area. Equestrian delight with 4 stall barn, 2 tack rooms and pasture. Situated on 2+ private acres at the top of the hill, on a quiet cul de sac just minutes from the Village of RSF and within the RSF School District.
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A Spanish style 2 Story home with classic character and gracious charm. Situated on 2 picturesque acres, courtyard entry with pond, 3+2 BD/3BA. Library, Office, Wine Room, Tile and Hardwood floors, Romantic Balconies, Arched Doorways and Views. Outdoor “California Lifestyle” entertainment with sparkling Pool/Spa, Barbecue, Mature Landscaping and Olive Orchard. This gem can be updated and expanded, perfect for family or couples lifestyle.
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Mexican dancers perform at the Latin Festival hosted by the RSF Education Foundation; A mariachi band plays at the Latin Festival.
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R. Roger Rowe School held its second annual Latin Festival on March 29 in the schoolâ€™s Performing Arts Center. The event was hosted by the RSF Education Foundation and sponsored by Las Manos del Artesano Gallery, Frank Torre State Farm Agency and Dr. John Griffing, D.D.S. The purpose of the event is to recognize and celebrate Latin culture as an integral part of the school community. The event featured a mariachi band and regional dancers. Other activities included crafts for children and the opportunity to purchase affordable Latin crafts and jewelry. Photos/Jon Clark
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Flower Arranging Workshop 101
he Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club hosted a Flower Arranging Workshop 101 on March 21. Event-goers enjoyed coffee and a demonstration. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
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The state of our youth: Unintended losses of adolescent substance abuse
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BY NANCY KNOTT, M.A., SCRIPPS HEALTH You caught your high school student smoking marijuana. He swears it is the first time he’s tried it, and it won’t happen again. Is this just an adolescent “rite of passage”— or possibly something far more serious? The drugs of choice among adolescents today are far different and much more powerful than those parents experimented with as teenagers. Moreover, the consequences can be far more destructive, and even deadly. Alcohol, marijuana and MDMA (“ecstasy”) lead the list of the most popular drugs among adolescents. Prescription medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, along with over-the-counter cold medicines, are simply recreational drugs for some adolescents. Heroin began making a comeback several years ago and is now reaching epidemic proportions in some areas of the country. How concerned should you be? We’ve found that 95 percent of parents underestimate the problem. Consider these daunting statistics: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that alcohol use and binge drinking among our nation’s youth is a major public health problem. In 2009, 24 percent of high school students reported episodic heavy or binge drinking, and 10 percent reported driving a vehicle during the past 30 days when they had been drinking alcohol. According to a 2010 survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), daily use of marijuana increased
among high school students from 2009 to 2010; among 12th graders, usage was at its highest point since the early 1980s. In addition, high school students perceive the regular use of marijuana as less risky than in years past. NIDA also reports that recreational use of OxyContin has increased in 10th graders over the past five years, and use of Adderall and over-the-counter cough and cold medicines among 12th graders remains high. Over 65 percent of 12th graders reported they obtained prescription drugs from a friend or relative, 19 percent got a doctor’s prescription, and 8 percent reported buying them from a dealer. The NIDA survey also found that use of MDMA has risen among 8th and 10th graders. As with marijuana, the perceived risk of this drug among youth has declined. According to a 2003 report from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the purity of heroin in the U.S. increased from an average of approximately 7 percent a couple of decades ago to approximately 69 percent. The increased purity, together with a decreased street price, are likely responsible for the growing number of young heroin users, who can snort the drug rather than inject it. However, many graduate to injecting the drug as their bodies become conditioned to its effects and they need stronger doses to get high. Users who begin by snorting heroin have the highest risk of becom-
See ABUSE, page B19
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Education Matters Surviving ‘The Hunger Games’ BY MARSHA SUTTON The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, makes me lose my lunch. Never one to pan a book adored by young readers, I say this with a heavy heart. My general belief is that any book that enthralls children Marsha Sutton and ignites their imaginations so that all they want to do is read more, is nothing short of miraculous and must be worthwhile literature. But this is different. The Hunger Games, with its sinister plot and cold, calculating brutality, is such a vile presentation of the insatiable human capacity for gore and bloodshed that I have to question its suitability for children. That nearly all reviews are uncritical and gloss over the gratuitous violence, focusing instead on the young heroine as a positive role model for girls, is just as mystifying. The plot centers around a strong-willed 16-year-old girl named Katniss who tries to retain her humanity while forced to participate in a “game” for the entertainment of her country that pits children against children in a fight to the death. Citizens bet on which of the 24 arbitrarily chosen children will win – meaning, will live. The book’s horrifying futuristic gov-
ernment that sponsors this annual hunting event with human sacrifices makes aggressive dog-fighting seem like hopscotch and football star Michael Vick look like a spokesperson for PETA. First, it’s bad science fiction. Sci-fi and representations of dystopian societies must be believable. Yes, we have to suspend our knowledge of current technological limitations and value systems to buy into the stories. Warp drive, after all, is not real. Nor is time travel … so far. But stories like Star Trek and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court work because they convincingly portray civilizations and inventions that might be plausible. Even books using fantasy, magic and magical realism can work if cleverly created and supported. Magic isn’t real, but if it were, Harry Potter could actually exist because author J.K. Rowling imagined a fantastical world supported by characters who might live in such a place. And she allows for ordinary humans – Muggles – to blissfully co-exist. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire books insert fantasy into everyday reality, mixing both worlds to allow readers to engage and connect with at least some of the characters. But it’s just not credible that an entire country, in The Hunger Games, would so enthusiastically embrace the ritualistic killing of children by children and revel in the spectacle of remorseless teenagers hackSee GAMES, page B19
Grunion Run April 8: 10:45 p.m.- 12:45 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 aquarium.ucsd.edu Public: $12
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Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall Tickets: $97, $62, $42, $27 Don’t miss one of America’s top orchestras perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto showcasing celebrated Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider, a past first prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition.
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Ten strangers compete for a new hardbody truck. The contestant with the most nerve – and tenacity – will drive away with the American Dream.
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Based on the documentary film of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody features a brilliant score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, along with a masterful story by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright.
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The Spoon Spinach Salad contains feta cheese, teardrop tomatoes, candied walnuts, chicken and tangerine dressing.
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Meet, Greet and Eat at Jimmy O’s may find San Diego Chargers or BY KELLEY CARLSON Padres players in Jimmy O’s on rom attracting sports royalty any given week. It has been to British royalty, Jimmy O’s frequented by guests, such as holds court when it comes to Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner, the nightlife in Del Mar. “Jimmy NBA great Charles Barkley, NFL O’s is Del Mar’s corner bar,” said running back LaDainian Tomlinson, Billy Daniels, general manager. New Orleans Saints quarterback “It’s a place where people go Drew Brees and former NFL player before they go out or after.” Junior Seau. The location Celebrities often has served as a bar On The stop by during since the 1930s, under different Each week you’ll find a recipe the Del Mar racing season; owners and from the featured restaurant even a certain monikers. The member of the latest incarnation online at delmartimes.net. British monarchy is owned by Keith Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ caught a soccer Nordling, who at the bottom of the story. game late one also owns Yogi’s evening while in Sports Bar & ■ This Week: the region for Restaurant in Jimmy O’s Chili military training. Cardiff. Nordling Despite the said he chose to “who’s who” roster of guests, name the Del Mar site in honor of Jimmy O’s maintains a “Cheers” Jimmi Orlando, a well-liked mentality, with plenty of regular bartender at Yogi’s who died in customers and a demographic 1999 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. melting pot, Daniels said. According to Daniels, patrons
Sports fans can watch games on 14 TVs, including the 65-inch HDTV screen at the center of the bar. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
The 15th Street Deltini is one of Jimmy O’s specialty cocktails.
There’s the sports crowd, who filters in to watch games on 14 TVs that offer all Direct TV sports packages and basic cable channels. Monitors can be viewed from every seat in the restaurant, whether in the main dining/bar area or upstairs in the “private mezzanine.” Families are also part of the clientele. Remote headsets are provided for children to watch cartoons on one of the TVs. There is also a kids’ menu. After 9 p.m., Jimmy O’s caters to social singles and people looking for nightlife, Daniels said. The lights dim, and the entertainment begins. Currently, a DJ plays Tuesdays and Thursday through Saturday nights. Around 9:30 p.m. on weekends, the tables are pushed
8-ounce burgers — with all the toppings a customer wants at no extra charge — but there are more than 80 items on the menu, as well as themed-food events such as Taco Tuesdays and Italian Night on Wednesdays. There are a number of appetizers, such as Seared Ahi, and wings in five flavors. About a dozen soups and salads are available, as well as entrees such as Jimmy O’s Pollo y Pasta: grilled chicken breast tossed with roasted banana peppers, garlic, wild mushrooms, and penne pasta sprinkled with feta cheese. The kitchen is open until midnight 365 days a year. For especially lively nights, there is a cab stand just outside from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
aside to make room for dancing on the wood floor. Booths are reserved for bottle service, in which liter-sized containers hold spirits including various types of vodkas, Bacardi and Patron, served with mixers. Despite the modern music, Jimmy O’s has an old-school pub atmosphere, with its brick interior and round booths along one wall. In a nod to the local environment, a large painting of Dog Beach dominates one wall. At night, the overhead lights dim and candles glow on the tables. Outside on the ocean-view patio, patrons can sit under umbrellas near a fish-shaped fountain while visitors stroll along 15th Street in Del Mar Village. Jimmy O’s is best known for its
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Culinary trio creates new catering and events company BY KELLEY CARLSON Stingaree Executive Chef Antonio Friscia has blended his culinary talents with two other chefs’ skills to create a new catering and events company in San Diego County. Campine, which officially launched this month, is the collaboration of Friscia; chef/partner Andrew Spurgin, formerly of Waters Fine Catering; and Brian Malarkey, chef/owner of Searsucker, Burlap, Gingham, Gabardine and the upcoming Herringbone. The venture assists with event planning — from backyard soirees to black-tie galas — and presents cuisine paired with mixed drinks from Snake Oil Cocktail Co. Campine has the ability to draw from resources made available through the chefs’ restaurants, including talent booking, menu conception and event production. “I’m thrilled to be working alongside two incredibly talented chefs and comrades in a way that allows us to evolve from the walls of our restaurants and bring the best of our offerings to people in unique and private settings,” said Friscia, a Del Mar resident. The 45-year-old is able to draw from years of experience in the food industry. His culinary training began at age 5, when he helped his father, Antonio, and grandfather, Carlo, at wholesale
From left, Brian Malarkey, Andrew Spurgin and Antonio Friscia are chef/partners in the new catering and events company Campine. COURTESY PHOTOS
seafood distributor A. Friscia Seafoods in San Francisco’s North Beach Italian community. “It was my inspiration for cooking — seeing all the chefs as a kid, and all the action going on in the kitchen,” Friscia said in an interview. “It was exciting to me.” He also discovered that the skill came naturally to him. “In my family, all of them are really good cooks,” Friscia said. Upon earning a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from San Francisco City College, he left for Italy and studied under Chef Gualtiero Marche-
si and Chef Nicola Tadescino at Scuola Albergeria, mastering Italian pizza and perfecting the art of rotisserie and grilling. He served as sous chef for Tadescino’s Ristorante Pedrocchi, as chef/pizzaiolo for Ristorante Sei Camini, and was contracted to design and open an Italian restaurant at the Surya Beach Hotel on Bali. After spending two years in Italy and one in Indonesia, Friscia traveled throughout Southeast Asia and Thailand, and took notes for future culinary endeavors. Once he returned to the United States, Friscia opened five restau-
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rants in the Bay Area. In 1998, he moved to Del Mar and became director of operations and executive chef for Alfiere Mediterranean Bistro at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, before partnering with the Enlightened Hospitality Group to open Stingaree in 2005. The idea of Campine — named for a heritage breed chicken — came to fruition last June. Malarkey and Friscia, who had done much fundraising work together and were longtime friends, began to toss around the idea of a catering company, despite being busy with their restaurants. According to Friscia, both agreed that their colleague Spurgin would be the best person to bring in for a catering and events business. “Neither one of us is as much of a logistics type as he (Spurgin) is,” Friscia said. “Both of us are chefs.” So they contacted Spurgin — who has won prestigious industry awards such as Catersource’s ACE Award for Best Caterer in the West and the Spotlight Award for National Caterer of the Year — and he agreed to come on board. “I have been in the catering business for 35 years and have experienced firsthand all of the incredible growth within the industry,” Spurgin said in a news release. “That said, I know when it’s time for a change, and Campine is
exactly the invigorated change the catering business needs.” According to Campine’s blog, the company’s moniker was chosen because “sustainability and respect for food and its providence is a shared value to our kitchen. Without heritage breeds like the Campine and heirloom crops we risk losing critical biodiversity. We support local and regional farmers, fishers, ranchers and artisan producers first where possible. Choosing the name Campine symbolizes this important component of our makeup.” Each member of the trio has found a niche within Campine. Spurgin handles the logistical aspects and sales, while Malarkey, who was a contestant on Bravo’s reality competition show “Top Chef,” is a “PR machine,” according to Friscia. “Taking our show on the road to create incredible experiences that are different than what we’re each individually known for, but are altogether uniquely Campine, is going to shake up the private event world,” Malarkey said in a news release. Friscia serves as the production chef and collaborates on menus, working out of the same space for Campine and Stingaree. He noted that he enjoys creating menus for people on the most See CULINARY, page B19
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In Memoriam: UC San Diego Economist Halbert White, 61 • White’s once-radical innovations are now a daily part of statistical software RSF’s Halbert L. White, Jr. – Chancellor’s Associates Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and cofounder of Bates White Economic Halbert L. White, Jr. Consulting – died March 31 following a four-year battle with cancer. He was 61. One of the world’s leading economists, White began teaching at UC San Diego in 1979. Widely recognized for his work in econometrics and the mathematics of neural networks, White is perhaps best known for developing a standard errors test, on the basis of which Thomson Reuters predicted in 2011 that White was a contender for the Nobel Prize. UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said, “Hal’s 30-plus years of service to this campus helped propel our economics department to the top-ranked powerhouse it is today. Even as the entire UC San Diego community mourns the passing of a remarkable researcher and teacher, we know his legacy of contributions to his field, and the world more broadly, will live on.” White was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 19, 1950. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton in 1972, graduating as valedictorian. He earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. Before joining UC San Diego, he was on the faculty of the University of Rochester. White was recruited to UC San Diego by Robert Engle, who shared with Clive Granger the 2003 Nobel Prize for Economics. “Hal was a terrific colleague and will be
deeply missed,” said Valerie Ramey, chair of UC San Diego’s economics department. “He was an insightful and energetic scholar, whose intellectual leadership helped our department rise to international prominence. Over a long and distinguished career, Hal made significant and fundamental contributions in numerous areas of economic theory and practice that today influenced a broad range of disciplines. He was also a cheerful and generous mentor. We often marveled that such a wonderful personality could also be generating such brilliant scientific ideas.” In May 2011, former students and colleagues gathered at UC San Diego for an academic conference honoring White’s lifelong achievements. White had a deep affection for Kansas City, its jazz and its barbeque. But his favorite place on Earth, he said, was his back patio, with his wife, Teresa, and a gin and tonic at his side. White is survived by his wife, Teresa B. White, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; his sisters Celeste White of Redding, Calif., Catherine White of Sheepscombe, England, and Lynda Lanker of Eugene, Ore.; and his son Rich Heath West of Park City, Utah, and his daughter Rachel Heath of Carlsbad, Calif. (Though they are technically stepchildren, White didn’t refer to them that way nor did they call him their stepfather. In every way that matters, the family says, Hal, Rich and Rachel were family.) In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in White’s name to the American Cancer Society. Donations can be made online or can be sent to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. White’s funeral will be private. Plans are pending for public memorial tributes in Washington, D.C. and at UC San Diego. For more, visit http://ucsdnews.ucsd. edu/pressreleases/obituary_notice_uc_san_ diego_economist_halbert_white_61/
Top Del Mar restaurants to participate in 16th Annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar Casa de Amparo has announced that 16 of Del Mar’s finest restaurants will participate in the 2012 Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event on Sunday, April 22, at the Hilton Del Mar. “This is a popular event that sells out almost every year,” said Laura McPhee, event chair. “It’s no wonder, with dishes like Honey Red Oak Beef Short ribs over Pesto Mashed Potatoes or MacChefs participating in the event include: Front adamia Dusted Scallops plus fine row: Jose Montano, Ian Espanol, Bobby Daitch, wines from Young’s Market Compa- Izzy Balderas; Standing: Marco Galliano, John ny to complement every dish, inParker, Eddie Zamarripa, Mauricio Pineda, Antonio cluding a fabulous dessert buffet. (Tigre) Ortiz, William Bradley, Jorge Benitez, We are fortunate to have so many Jeffrey Strauss, Saori Matsumoto, Dan Schreiber award-winning chefs in one place at performance by pianist Jordan Perez and vathe same time, joining together to support let parking. Tickets are available online at Casa de Amparo’s work in treating and prewww.casadeamparo.org or call 760-754venting child abuse and neglect.” 5500. All proceeds from the event support Tickets are $150 for the Chefs and Casa de Amparo’s programs and services for Wine Event, 1-4 p.m., with live music by abused, neglected and at-risk children Coastal Eddy, and $200 including a VIP rethroughout San Diego County. For more ception at 12:15 p.m. with wine tasting information, including volunteer opportufrom Silver Oak Cellars, gourmet cheese nities, see www.casadeamparo.org. tasting from Venissimo Cheese, a special
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Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Game and Show at CCA May 5
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Canyon Crest Academy Swim & Dive Team launches league season with Varsity Boys win Canyon Crest Academy’s Swim and Dive Team opened the 2012 league season with a meet versus Del Norte High School on March 27. While the Varsity Boys team won their competition by total score, the Varsity Girls were edged out by 10 points. “We need more girls to swim,” said Head Swim and Dive Coach Nico Kintz, a two-time Olympian swimmer himself, adding, “Let’s get the word out.” Despite the high ratio of boys to girls on the team, Coach Nico expects CCA to retain its title as Valley League Swim and Dive champions this year. Additionally, he’s counting on having a strong presence at CIF in May. Several student-atheletes on the team have already achieved times automatically qualifying them for CIF competition, including Carly Rasmussen in the 200 Individual Medley and 50 Free; Alex Chen in the 100 Breast; Garrett Schmid and David Twyman in the 100 Back; Ariel Vacheron in Dive; and two 200 Medley Relay teams including Alex Chen, Kyle Grozen, Matteo Lanza-Billeta, Kevin Li, and Garrett Schmid. In addition to the automatic qualifications, divers Shelby Buford and Claudia See garnered point totals at the Del Norte meet earning them CIF consideration. Swimmers receiving CIF consideration in various events so far this season also include Dana Brems, Robert Burklund, Tiffany Chau, Raegan Correll, Charlie Doherty, John Guess, Gayla Hahn, Caiti McCallum, Marcus McCloskey, Dion Mohager, Daniel Santana, Eric Schade, Alesandro Thomson, Josh Trissel, Skylar Wiggins, Derek Yen, and Jonathan Zhu.
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The Harlem Ambassadors will play the Rotary Ravens in a Charity Game at Canyon Crest Academy on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Del Mar –Solana Beach Sunrise ROTARY Club. Net proceeds will be divided equally between two local nonprofit organizations: •Boys & Girls Club Of San Dieguito •Canyon Crest Academy Foundation Tickets are available at $5 Students (K-12), Adults $10 and $8 Seniors (62+) and can be purchased on the Club’s website: dmsbRotary.com. The Harlem Ambassadors, who are led by a world-class female player Lade Majic, are known for their comedy routines, dazzling ball-handling tricks and their amazing flying slam dunks. They play over 200 games annually, partnering with loWorld-class female player Lady Majic. cal nonprofit organizations to perform in fund raising events. (HarlemAmbassadors.com) The local Rotary Ravens include players from both beneficiaries, local officials and personnel from Public Service, Law Enforcement, the Armed Forces and sports personalities. The Women’s Head Basketball Coach at UCSD, Charity Elliott, will be playing on the team. Game organizer, Lou Oberman, states “This will be a total community event with the accent on family entertainment and involving our local kids as part of the show.”
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Cirque du Soleil coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds BY MARSHA SUTTON Four Cirque du Soleil actors surprised and enchanted wide-eyed visitors at Balboa Park’s Natural History Museum last week to promote their newest touring show, TOTEM, which arrives in San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 25 for a limited engagement. Dressed in full makeup and costume as a frog, monkey, caveman and human tracker, the actors leaped, staggered, posed and pranced around the museum display depicting early evolution, with characteristic Cirque du Soleil dazzle and grace. The performers charmed their impromptu audience with personal interaction and unrehearsed spontaneity, giving mesmerized children and delighted adults an upclose view of elaborate costume designs and makeup creations for which Cirque du Soleil is famous. Accompanying the actors were the show’s artistic director Tim Smith and head of wardrobe Amanda Balius who said the tracker’s makeup takes about 90 minutes to apply. Costumes, she said, are inspired by both the story line and nature itself. The frog’s Lycra body suit, for example, matches the colors of real frogs, with an added shine to give it its wet reptilian look, she said. One of the main characters, the Crystal Man, wears an eight-pound leotard with 4,001 mirrors glued in place. This, Balius said, was probably the most challenging costume and is checked carefully each day to ensure the mirrors are in good condition. The costumes, Balius said, must be made to give the artists maximum flexibility to move freely in acts that often involve highly skilled acrobatic maneuvers, without sacrificing the integrity of the costume design. The story line for TOTEM traces the evolution of humankind from its original amphibian state to scientific heights. TOTEM is inspired by many cultures’ founding myths and illustrates through its 11 separate acts the evolutionary progress of the species. Artistic director Tim Smith said the show evolves with each performance and each performance presents challenges that require actors and support staff to prepare for any occurrence. “There’s a chance for anything to happen,” said Smith, who leads the show’s artistic team.
TOTEM features 52 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from 20 different countries. The artists in character appearing at the Natural History Museum last week were Yann Arnaud (caveman) from France, Joe Putignano (monkey) from the United States, Ante Ursic (tracker) from Germany and Caoliang Wang (frog) from China. Premiering in April 2010, TOTEM is currently playing in San Jose and will appear under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Ante Ursic, tracker; Yann Arnaud, on April 25. After its caveman; Caoliang Wang, frog; and Joe Putignano, monkey, run in San Diego, TOTEM will travel in blend into Natural History 60 trucks to Boston Museum exhibit. PHOTOS: ROCKY to continue its North SMOLIN American tour. Headquartered in Montreal, Cirque du Soleil began in 1984 with 20 street performers and now has 21 different shows around the world and 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from 50 countries. Cirque du Soleil scouts seek out performers from throughout the world. Tickets for TOTEM, which range from $53.50 to $110.50 for adults and $40 to $80.50 for children, are available now at: www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem.
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Miracle League Home Run Derby April 21 raises money for player scholarships Don’t miss out on Miracle League of San Diego’s only fundraiser, the 6th annual Home Run Derby to be held on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at Engel Family Field (San Dieguito Park). Players, buddies, parents, coaches and volunteers of all ages and abilities get to use the same Big Jack bats and balls the Miracle Leaguers use to test their batting prowess. The Miracle League of San Diego is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with physical and mental disabilities to develop and achieve their full potential: mentally, socially and physically. In addition to the six regular divisions (Miracle League Assisted, Miracle League Unassisted, Juniors (13 and under), Juniors (14 to 18), Adult Female and Adult Male), the league has added a Professional Division headlined by Mark Loretta. Mark Loretta promises to bring at least three other former professional ball players to compete in a division sponsored by the San Diego Padres, who have pledged $10 per home run hit. Miracle League is looking for other local company sponsorships to match those contributions. Miracle League of San Diego has various sponsorship levels available. •Professional – match the Padres donation of $10 per home run hit by all professionals •Home Run – $1,000 (pays for 20 player scholarships) •Triple – $750 (pays for 15 player scholarships) •Double – $500 (pays for 10 player scholarships) •Single – $250 (pays for five player scholarships) Sponsor recognition includes name or logo (for professional and home run level sponsors) printed on the back of the official Home Run Derby T-shirt, displayed on a banner at Engel Family Field for one season and recognition on the Miracle League of San Diego website for one year. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Gianna Stone, 858-964-2222 or visit www.miracleleagueofsandiego.org.
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BY KAREN BILLING Longtime Flower Hill Promenade shop owner Irina Rachow likes to say she delivers magic through her two center stores, Fairen Del and The Madison Suite. Rachow has been a part of the shopping center on Via de la Valle for 18 years, creating stores that she hopes make Irina Rachow owns people feel good the Fairen Del and second they step in- Madison in Flower side. Hill Promenade. “I live in daydreams and I like to deliver that experience to people,” Rachow said. She may live in daydreams but they are daydreams with finely-tuned business plans. In addition to her two stores in Flower Hill, she also has two in Carlsbad and, in July, she is set to open up her fifth, called Sheridan in the renovated Rancho Valencia resort with partner Deni Jacobs. The new boutique is currently under construction at the resort, set in the middle of a beautiful new patio area, new bar and restaurant. She said the key to her success in a down economy when many have had to close their businesses is building relationships and having a good attitude—she describes herself as “appropriately cautious, not irresponsibly optimistic.” “I’m lucky in that I don’t feel that I can fail,” Rachow said. “I’ve always had good relationships with people. I think that landlords and resort owners trust the way I do business. I also have a unique vision and they are willing to bank on that with me.” She also knows that success is more than just a pretty store, she also credits her
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“phenomenal” team of employees. “I feel so lucky to have the strong people that I have with me,” Rachow said. “My people stay and there’s not a lot of turnover. To me, that is the biggest compliment.” Rachow has been at Flower Hill since 1994, when she opened the original Madison to match her store in Carlsbad that opened in 1991. In late 2007, she sold the store at Flower Hill and when it didn’t work out for the buyers she returned to open Fairen Del in 2009. The spot next to her two-story Fairen Del opened up last year and she brought back Madison, which has been open for the last six months. She also owns a second Fairen Del in Carlsbad. While Fairen Del is a “true women’s boutique” (the bottom floor is strictly shoes), Madison has a much more masculine feel with maps and ships on display in between all of the luggage that caters to “Indiana Jones to James Bonds types.” “We really romanced it,” said Rachow of the store. “We really know this business, my staff and myself are all world travelers and people know that. Our clientele is very loyal.” Flower Hill’s renovation has been a challenge to work around but Rachow said that her clients have stuck with them and she said sales have barely taken a dip. “Every center anywhere goes through renovations like this. This is Flower Hill’s turn. There’s light at the end of the tunnel,” Rachow said. “It’s going to be beautiful. I know that some new stores are coming in that I’m excited about, that will round out the mix we have. Flower Hill was very overdue for getting a refreshed look. I’ve seen a lot of businesses come and go, but I think the stores we have in here are pretty great.” Check out Fairen Del at The Madison Suite at fairendel.com.
Kids Korps USA’s Super Star Gala “A Night at the Royal Ascot” takes place on Saturday, April 28, at the Del Mar Country Club. The co-chairs of this event, Christena Ferran and Marlene Holmquist, are both professionals in their respective fields of marketing and design. They also have something else in common: a background in horsemanship – a theme that is woven throughout this year’s Gala! Ferran has a tremendous passion for horses and is an accomplished Multi-National U.S. Champion Equestrian competitor. Raised on her family’s lemon ranch, Marlene learned to ride horseback at an early age. She has been a member of the local, award-winning Rainbow Riders Mounted Drill Team for the last 16 years. Often referred to as “The Blue Angels on Horseback,” the team performs at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the LA Equestrian Center, and at various rodeos and parades from San Diego to Santa Barbara. When not engaged in equestrian sports, Ferran is president of Echelon Marketing Group which provides small businesses a full range of marketing and business development services, as well the coordination of exclusive, special events. Outside of the horseback riding ring, Marlene Holmquist, ASID, is CEO and principal designer at Studio One, Inc. Interior Design, serving discerning clientele since
Christena Ferran and Marlene Holmquist. 1985. Her projects have recently been published in San Diego Magazine, San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles and Luxe Magazine, as well as being included on several ASID home tours. Kids Korps of San Diego entered Holmquist’s life in the summer of 2011. “It has been one of the most rewarding relationships I have experienced in my professional career. Giving my time to such a worthy cause is an honor, as is being named cochair of this year’s Super Star Gala. With great anticipation I am looking forward to joining the efforts for the newly launched Kids Korps ‘Hugs for Kids’ youth empowerment program.” For more information on the Gala, visit www.kidskorps.org or call (619) 233-5008 for ticket reservations.
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Free fruit tree workshop is April 14
UCSD opens its campus to the community for Triton Day fun
Thinking of buying a fruit tree? Or has it stopped producing, or seem sickly? Help is at hand: a free fruit tree workshop will be hosted on Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach. Organic farmer and Master Composter Peter Ash will lead the workshop and cover sustainable and organic planting, pruning, fertilizing and pest control for fruiting trees and vines. Peter owns and operates an organic grove and garden service specializing
UC San Diego’s Admit Day and Open House will come together from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Triton Day Experience, a showcase of the university’s campus community. The free event, open to the UCSD community and the public, will provide opportunities to meet professors, talk to student leaders, explore the campus and enjoy allday entertainment. Free parking will be available and free shuttles will be provided from designated parking areas to the center of campus. For more information, visit Triton Day Experience: http://tritonday.ucsd.edu/experience/
in family fruit orchards, native and edible landscapes. A dynamic speaker, he is also an international consultant in organic agriculture and sustainable food system. All are welcome; reservations are not necessary. The Center is located at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. Look for the yellow cottage at the west end of the Boys and Girls Club parking lot, behind the main building. For more information, please call (858) 436-7502.
‘High Five Day’ to benefit local cancer research Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is one of four beneficiaries of this year’s National High Five Day and its program, the “High-Five-a-Thon for Cancer Research,” taking place April 19. Anyone can participate in the event by creating a profile page at nh5d.stayclassy.org. Participants agree to give 55 (or more) high-fives on April 19. They are then encouraged to reach out to friends and family through e-mail and social media to gain support. Individuals or teams can participate. They will earn prizes for reaching certain fundraising goals along the way. The National High Five Project organizes the event. Jacob Feala, formerly a postdoctoral researcher at SanfordBurnham, sits on the board of the National High Five Project, and invited the Institute to apply as a beneficiary. In previous years, National High Five Day has been celebrated in elementary school classrooms, on college campuses, in offices and in retirement communities. This is the first year it is being used to raise money for cancer research.
David Alan Collection hosts a special fundraiser April 14: ‘Profoundly… James Hubbell’ When the fires swept through Julian in 2003, almost everything was destroyed on Hubbell Hill. A sculpture of Saint Gabriel was one of the few things left standing in the rubble, but its hands had been burnt off. One visitor to the site said he felt it was the community’s opportunity to lend a hand to support and protect this incredible treasure. Now is your opportunity. Please join the Ilan Lael Foundation for a special event on Saturday, April 14, from 5 p.m. -9 p.m. at David Allen Collection (241 Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach) to raise awareness and funds for the Ilan Lael Center for Art, Environment and Humanity. Guests will enjoy small bites, wine, art, and music by the dynamic blues duo Billy Watson and Robin Henkel. A silent and live auction will take place for trips, experiences, and “fabulous Hubbell art.” Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.profoundlyjameshubbell.eventbrite.com. You can preview the live auction items at www.ilanlaelfoundation.org/profoundly. For more information, please visit www.ilanlaelfoundation.org.
‘AutiZm & More’ behavioral analyst and educational psychologist to lead workshop at The Winston School Mary von Witzleben, PhD, board certified behavioral analyst, and Reena B. Patel, M.A., licensed educational psychologist from AutiZm & More will lead a workshop “Successful Organizational Strategies for Home and School,” at The Winston School on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 – 7 p.m. The workshop is part of a Conversation Series the college preparatory school for students with learning differences hosts to discuss leading educational issues of the day. This event is a hands-on workshop for parents and elementary through high school students and will include a presentation, student model and make-and-take segment. The Winston School, 215 Ninth St., Del Mar, Calif., 92014; 858-259-8155. The Winston School is a college preparatory program which offers hope and success for children with learning differences in grades 4 through 12. For more information, contact Kathy Granite at 858-259-8155; email@example.com or visit www.thewinstonschool.com
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Antique Show and Pet Expo coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds The following events will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this month: •Del Mar Antique Show — April 13-15 Description: Antique show and sale. For $5 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also are available. More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com/calendar or www.calendarshows.com •San Diego Pet Expo — April 14-15 •Description: Information about pets, including pet product and service vendors. Please do not bring your pets to the expo. Pets are not allowed. More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com/calendar or www.sandiegopetexpo.net
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2012 Fall Recreational Soccer Walk-In Registration For Girls and Boys ages 5* to 18 *players must be 5 years old by 12/02/12 to participate this season
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Horizon Prep’s Dad’s Day It’s sunshine and smiles for Horizon Prep’s Dad’s Day! Dads joined their children for lunch and recess games under the San Diego sunshine. Dad’s Day is held four times throughout the year on the 1st - 8th campus. The Early Education Campus (preschool, pre-k, kindergarten) will enjoy Dad’s Night in May.
It’s all smiles for Ezra and Horizon Prep 1st Grader, Niya Pistone (center), shares her Dad, Pierce Gregory at Horizon Alex, with friend Kylei Priester at Prep’s Dad’s Day. Horizon Prep’s Dad’s Day.
Basketball buddies, (L-R) Dylan and Robert Herring, at Horizon Prep’s Dad’s Day.
Time for lunch at Horizon Prep’s Dad’s Day! (L-R) Avalon Baker, Jeffrey Taylor, Reese Taylor, Tasha Kanoa, Faith Rogers and Patrick Rogers.
Sunset Soiree at House of the Two Urns
Vita Baker, Carlota Campbell and Linda Hahn
Tom and Marge Greubel and Bob Macdonald
The House of the Two Urns was the site of a recent Sunset Soiree hosted by Nancy White of Coldwell Banker. The estate — at 5469 Linea del Cielo — was built in 1934 by renowned architect Gordon B. Kaufmann for Edgar and Louise Wallace. The Wallaces wanted a home that was earthquake-proof and fireproof. As a result, the home is constructed of reinforced poured-in-place concrete with 18” thick walls and no wood on the exterior. The 4.37-acre site offers one of the most breathtaking views in the CoveArchitect Don Edson and Designer nant. Architects were amazed at the conMaureen McMahon struction visible in the walk-in attic. Longtime Rancho Santa Fe residents Bob Macdonald and Tom Clotfelter were there, as were architects and builders Don Edson, Farshid Mohseni of Zinc Design, Allard Jansen, Andrew Wright and Mark McClure. “So many friends and neighbors had always been curious to know what lies beyond the two magnificent 12’ urns at the driveway entrance”, says White, “so I wanted to introduce this home to members of the community.” Guests were greeted with a jazz trio playing music from the ‘30s and ‘40s. The event was catered by Campine, a Culinary + Cocktail Conspiracy. The property is currently listed for $4,350,000. Please call Nancy White for more details at 858-735-6505.
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Let the Men in Black take you for a ride BY MARTI GACIOCH Men in Black wants to take you for a ride — to San Diego Airport or a wedding, prom or party of your choice — in a stretch limousine or luxury sedan. After opening Men in Black, their high-end transportation service in 2009, co-owners/brothers Selim and Umut Aslan, worked hard to grow their business to the 15 employees and a fleet of 11 luxury vehicles it has today. The pair learned the limousine business by working for another San Diego limousine company for three years. “While working there we recognized a lot of flaws and realized how we could run a company with better practices,” Selim Aslan said, “so we decided to start our own busiMen in Black Transportation: ness that would provide a cost-effective service.” The brothers work as a team with Umut handling the (858) 764-4467 or www. marketing and Selim, an SDSU (San Diego State Universi- mibtransportation.com ty) management student, doing the accounting and management. The owners are proud of their expanding fleet, which comprises seven luxury sedans, Lincoln Town Cars — including a new Lincoln MKZ – as well as Chrysler sedans, an SUV, and two Lincoln stretch limousines. Their largest stretch limousine (180 inches long) carries up to 14 passengers. Always seeking ways to improve their business, the Aslans are now in the process of upgrading their fleet by buying more fuel-efficient vehicles like the Lincoln MKZ sedan, which gets 28 mpg on the highway. “By summer, we would also like to buy a party bus that seats 26 people,” Aslan said. “A party bus will provide us with the ability to move larger groups of people to weddings, proms and special events. “We are very reliable and provide a 24/7 executive class service, and our rates are special,” Aslan added. “We recommend a 24-hour advance reservation for the airport, and passengers will be driven by a uniformed driver in a luxury car that is always well-maintained, washed and detailed before use.” Men in Black Transportation, 5595 Magnatron Blvd. D San Diego, (858) 764-4467, http://www.mibtransportation.com/Online-Reservation-System.html
Pacific Cielo Cosmetic Surgery Center offers new state-of-the-art procedures in RSF
With its introduction of new, state-ofthe-art cosmetic surgery procedures, Pacific Cielo has positioned itself as a leader in noninvasive and minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures. At Pacific Cielo, patients have access to alternative cosmetic surgery procedures, which provide both natural and instantaneous results with little to no downtime. For patients who choose to regain control over the signs of aging, and feel more confident and positive about their appearance, Pacific Cielo now introduces two revolutionary and advanced options for both the face and body: ReAction Skin Therapy, and fat transfer and grafting for advanced facial and body contouring and sculpting. Pacific Cielo’s patients fly in from all over the continental U.S. and abroad, and are amazed by the natural, effective and instantaneous results achieved with these new innovative anti-aging rejuvenation therapies. The natural and instantaneous aesthetic results achieved provide peace of mind to patients who fear unnatural results. Moreover, the innovative procedures provided by Pacific Cielo offer patients with limited time, the opportunity to reverse troublesome signs of aging during their lunch breaks, and return to their activities with minimal to zero downtime. The amazing results of these procedures speak for themselves, and many of Pacific Cielo’s patients are referred by previous patients. With permission, Pacific Cielo provides several before and after pictures on their website: www. PacificCielo.com. Beauty experts have noted that hollowing out of the face, sagging skin and cellulite, all contribute to an aging and tired appearance in otherwise healthy and active people. The new and innovative ReAction Skin Therapy, and fat transfer and grafting procedures introduced at Pacific Cielo, pro-
vide a multi-faceted approach to quickly and effectively eliminate these and other problems, with little to no downtime. The innovative ReAction device incorporates the use of RF (radiofrequency) technology plus vacuuming, to offer the latest evolution in skin tightening procedures. ReAction dramatically reduces facial and body sagging, cellulite, and a wide range of aesthetic irregularities due to weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, heredity, and aging. While, Pacific Cielo’s fat transfer and grafting procedures use the patient’s own fat to fill in hollows and irregularities in the face, and allow for targeted whole body contouring and sculpting. In addition to the innovative ReAction Skin Therapy, and fat transfer and grafting procedures, Pacific Cielo offers a spectrum of facial and body cosmetic procedures, including popular dermal fillers, wrinkle removing injectables, such as Botox, laser treatments, Microdermabrasion, medical-grade skin care, and facial peels. Pacific Cielo is a complete medical cosmetic rejuvenation center offering a wide array of treatments, including Liposculpture, lap band surgery, as well as ground-breaking medical rejuvenation procedures using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. For a limited time and exclusively for the readers of the Rancho Santa Fe Review who mention this article when booking a procedure, Pacific Cielo is offering a 75 percent price good neighbor discount on designated procedures. Pacific Cielo is located in the heart of Cielo Village in Rancho Santa Fe at 18029 Calle Ambiente, Suite 507, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. For more information, or to schedule a free personalized consultation to discuss how Pacific Cielo can help you look and feel your best, call Pacific Cielo’s staff today at (858) 756-5678.
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Bishop’s School donor reception
ishop’s School Trustee Mark Pulido and his wife, Donna Walker, hosted a reception March 25 at their Rancho Santa Fe home for the school’s “most loyal donors.” PHOTOS: JON CLARK
Lenore Fraga, Donna Walker, Paul Fraga, Carolyn YorstonWellcome, Barden Wellcome
John Trifiletti, Gale Hill, Mark Pulido
Carolyn YorstonWellcome, Barden Wellcome, Caroline Thompson
Robert and Mary Meigs
Christine and David Bagley
Lenore Fraga, David Held, Lisa Fisher Mary Meigs, Amy Valeiras, Jane Rascoff
Donna Walker, Sheila Ferguson, Maxim Webb
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Kyoto Prize Symposium Benefit Gala
Bill and CeCe Haynor
Bob and Maggie Watkins
Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Dr. Kazuo Inamori and Mayor Jerry Sanders
Elias Laniaddo, Marie Gonzalez, Steve and Stephanie Williams
Melanie Cruz, David Doyle, Nancy Doyle, Rod Lanthorne
Roberta Burnham, Rodrigo Ortega Polo and Malin Burnham
The Benefit Gala for the 11th Kyoto Prize Symposium was held March 20 at the San Diego Hilton Bayside. The black-tie gala celebrates the 27th annual Kyoto Prize laureates and funds the 2012-2013 Kyoto Prize Scholarships. The event serves as the distinguished opening ceremony for the 2012 Symposium. For more, visit www. kyotoprize-us.org/ gala/ Photos/Carol Sonstein
Mary and Walter Munk
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Your Family Matters: When parents fight BY DR. KEITH KANNER When parents fight, kids suffer. Most become worried and anxious. This is certainly the case for 9-year-old Kaylee every time her parents get into a loud altercation in their home. The pattern is always the same. Her parents get into an ugly argument, call each other names, makes idle threats, and then go their separate ways for a range of hours to days. Kaylee then cries herself to sleep, worries about her parents getting a divorce, and then usually gets into some sort of trouble at school the next day.
Dr. Keith Kanner Her teacher, Mrs. T, an old soul with 30 years of teaching has identified the pattern and has developed a loving and caring rapport with Kaylee when such days manifest. Her teacher manag-
es to calm her down, keep her focused, and reassures her that she is loved and will be safe. Parent conferences begin next week and Mrs. T is planning on bringing up the pattern to Kaylee’s parents, but she has had numerous experiences of parents refusing to consider that their behavior has such traumatic effects on their children. Four-year-old Issac has a similar situation in his home. His parents yell and fight with one another almost all of the time and in front of him and his older brother, Tim. When this happens at the dinner table,
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Tim will often put his hands over his ears and eventually rescue Issac from the table by taking him upstairs to play some sort of game to get their minds off of their worries. But the play is only temporary. Tim believes the arguing is his fault for having ADD, and Issac consistently bed wets almost in sequence when his parent get into a fight. The effect of parental fighting in front of children at any age is traumatic and scary. As children from infancy through adolescence depend upon their parents for consistent security, protection, and guidance, parents who cannot manage their feelings leave their children in states of peril. The common conclusion that children make when they see their parents engage in fullcourt arguments is that the family is not a safe haven to rely upon during daily ups and downs that children experience at school and with their peers. Often times, due to extreme anxiety, children will then develop “symptoms” which are manifestations of their internal conflicts. In the example above, Kaylee’s symptom was difficulty in school, and Issac’s was wetting his bed. Although sad and indicative of a child suffering, the attentive parent can use these signs as wake
up calls to change themselves for the benefit of their children. One of the essential “jobs” of any parent is to be the “filing station” for their child. Here, as children and adolescents struggle, due to normal development, to manage their feelings and choices, they return to their parents on a daily basis verbally or non-verbally to “check in” or “re-fuel” to help them internalize coping mechanisms and good choices. This helps them mold their personalities and manage themselves. In healthy families, mothers and fathers consciously or unconsciously pick up on these cues from their children and respond to their kids in a consistent loving and guiding style, which soothes the child and helps them learn to manage themselves. When the parent or parents are “out of control” themselves, the child is left without that safe object or objects to rely upon in times of need and fears their own fate when experiencing stressful events. Our research indicates that parents who cannot manage their own emotions, tend to produce children who are the same. In other words, history repeats itself if the adult/parent does not attempt to shift their own ways of managing themselves in
the presence of their children. Irrespective of all of the years of schooling that children withstand over the years, the parents are the fundamental teachers of their children and remain so throughout adolescence and even into adulthood. Tips to Help Parents Calm Down: 1. Learn to manage your own anger better. 2. Think about your kids before you get into a fight with your partner 3. Be aware of how your behavior can hurt your child 4. Set good examples of how to deal with conflict 5. Always remember that home needs to be the safe/responsible haven 6. Get help if you can’t manage the conflicts yourself. Dr. Keith Kanner is host/ anchor - Your Family Matters WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.
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continued from page B3 ing at each other with viciousness and cruelty. Which leads to my second point â€“ the unquestioned acceptance of shocking violence for sport. Panem et Circenses indeed. Imagine a world where bullies on the playground are unrestrained, with no adult guidance, a la Lord of the Flies. William Goldingâ€™s disturbing story of marooned boys becoming savages is believable because we can understand how young children might form packs and behave violently in a world where all adults, their rules and the constraints on behavior imposed by a civilized society, are removed. The Hunger Games is Lord of the Flies, except that adults are not repelled by the childrenâ€™s actions but instead orchestrate the show for their perverse private viewing pleasure. The fact that Katniss is a young woman of inner strength, with cleverness and physical prowess thrown in, does not compensate for the unrelenting graphic descriptions of children forced to adopt the warped adult values that compel them to kill one another without contrition or mercy. Other childrenâ€™s books â€“ The Giver and Holes, for example â€“ present possible worlds that bring awareness to children of what might be and what we must do together as a society to prevent the disintegration of moral standards that keep us from destroying one another. Dystopian societies presented in literature â€“ like Margaret Atwoodâ€™s The Handmaidâ€™s Tale, Aldous Huxleyâ€™s Brave New World, or Anthony Burgessâ€™s A Clockwork Orange â€“ do the same for adults. But The Hunger Games is a collapse of all things sane and real and is not for the hopeful or the squeamish. Should it be banned? Never. But it should be marked with red â€œdangerâ€? flags all over it. The Hunger Games presents a terrifying depiction of an implausible world of adults totally devoid of compassion and morality. Although the novel is classified as young adult literature, Iâ€™m not even sure Iâ€™m old enough to read it. Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr.com.
continued from page B3 ing injection drug users. Adolescents who use drugs have a higher risk of addiction than people who begin using them as adults, partly because the are of the teenage brain that controls impulses has not fully matured. Moreover, the younger the person is when drug use begins, the greater the likelihood of addiction. Adolescent substance abuse can lead to number of other significant problems. Users are more likely
to engage in risky behaviors such as unprotected sex or driving while under the influence. Drugs and alcohol can adversely affect nearly every part of the body. Alcohol and pills can cause depression, which can result in suicide. Sedatives can disrupt breathing, while stimulants can cause anxiety, heart attack or stroke. Both new and experienced users risk overdosing on heroinâ€” whether it is snorted, smoked or injectedâ€” because it often mixed with sugar or other substances and the exact purity is unknown. How can you tell if your
child is using drugs or alcohol? Finding drug paraphernalia is an obvious sign of substance abuse, but many other warning signs mirror typical adolescent behavior, such as: â€˘Mood swings or depression â€˘Dishonesty and secretiveness â€˘Anger, irritability or defensiveness â€˘Short-term memory loss â€˘Money missing in the home â€˘Suspicious phone calls or seemingly nonsensical text messages â€˘Unexplained weight loss, red eyes, poor hygiene
â€˘Missing school or not coming home after school â€˘Associating with a new group of friends you barely know â€˘Trouble in school or with the police Often, warning signs go undetected for years. If parents are too quick to write off these behaviors as â€œnormalâ€? without considering the possibility of a deeper problem, they may not realize their child has an addiction until it causes serious health, financial, or legal consequences. Even parents who do everything â€œrightâ€? cannot always prevent their children from being exposed to
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drugs or alcohol at school, friendsâ€™ homes, parties and so on. If you suspect your child may have a problem, help is available. Talk to your physician or call the Scripps Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program at 858626-4300. Nancy Knott, M.A., is an interventionist and counselor with Scripps Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program. Learn more about adolescent substance abuse at â€œThe State of Our Youthâ€? free presentation on April 20 at 7 p.m. on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. For more information or a physician referral, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS.
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