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ASB accounts bring in major money for schools BY MARSHA SUTTON CONTRIBUTOR Local schools raise hundreds of thousands of Associated Student Body dollars each year, money collected from students and parents to support specific programs and school activities. Different from nonprofit education foundation money, ASB funds are used for student activities such as dances, competitions, clubs, academic teams, rallies, assemblies, yearbook and other literary publications. But often this money is insufficiently monitored. ASB funds are “the number one area for findings in an audit report,” according to School Services of California, an education advocacy organization. Because of this, SSC recommends “that district- and site-level staff receive training in this area on a regular basis to ensure that the district as well as the employees are being protected.” Eric Dill, San Dieguito Union High School District associate superintendent for business services, said the district’s indepen-
dent auditors conduct annual audits of all the schools’ ASBs, and any findings or recommendations are included in audit reports. Although auditors have had findings, Dill said it has been many years since they discovered anything significant. “They have never had any material findings that indicated funds were missing for any reason or that ever led us to suspect funds were fraudulently used or misappropriated,” he said in an email. The common themes in the findings, going back to 2003, are shortcomings in internal controls to document the flow of purchases, invoices, payments and deposits, Dill said. Audits made available by the district between 2003 and 2007 showed numerous violations, prompting the district to enact oversight and training measures. Since then, Dill said there has been only one, in 2010 at San Dieguito Academy, which found that a number of cash transmittal deposit forms were not signed. See MONEY, page 22
RSF Community Center Gala The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its Anniversary Gala April 2 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s theme not only embraced the center’s history in the Ranch but took guests down memory lane to the days of “Classic Hollywood Glam,” celebrating the center’s 40th anniversary and honoring its founders, past presidents, Capital Campaign donors and other influential individuals who have supported the center and community. (Above) Erin Weidner, Gina & Al Jordan. See more inside. Photo/Rob McKenzie
Saints quarterback Drew Brees comes back to RSF for fundraiser
BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, the Cox Celebrity Championship will be hosted by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, benefiting the Brees Dream Foundation. Brees was in Rancho Santa Fe on March 30 to promote the May 1922 tournament, which will be held at Morgan Run Resort and Club. “Drew made an incredible difference in this event,” said Dave Miller, president of Integrated Sports Marketing, which has promoted the golf tournament for the last 13 years. “He turned it around and made it better.” Since last year’s tournament, the Super Bowl champion quarterback hasn’t had much time to work the greens. He did play in the recent Pebble Beach Pro Am, his first time on a course in eight months. He shot a 75 on the first day, even beat-
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at the recent press conference held in RSF. Photo/Karen Billing
ing a tour pro, but his next outing wasn’t as successful, scoring in the 90s. Despite the up and down nature of his game, Brees still gets a thrill from playing. “I love being out on the golf course. I love the game. I’m going to play it my whole life,” he said. COX General Manager Dave Bialis called Brees a true “community man,” for
his charitable support with Brees Dream in the communities of New Orleans, West Lafayette, Ind., (where Brees played at Purdue) and San Diego, where he led the San Diego Chargers for five years. “It’s a great way for my wife Brittany and I to stay connected to this community,” Brees said of his work in See BREES, page 20
Pump Up the Volume (Above) Torrey Pines High School Foundation’s 18th annual Spring Dance and Auction, also known as” Pump Up The Volume,” was held at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on April 2. See inside for more. (Above) Chris Jaczko, Donna Wilson and Wendy Burgoon have their paddles ready for the auction. (Above right) BRIDGES TENNIS & RECREATION CENTRE GRAND OPENING — A Grand Opening was held April 3 for the new Bridges Tennis & Recreation Centre, located at The Bridges Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The event featured live entertainment, sports exhibitions, children’s activities and more. See more inside. (In photo above) An event entertainer with Joseph and Nancy Weiss. Photos/Rob McKenzie
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Buzz: Osuna Ranch update RSF resident Linda Lang named Big By President Tom In order to Lang complete the The Association lot split, the Asis in the final steps sociation had of completing the lot to make several split on the Osuna changes to the Ranch to allow us the property. One option of selling the of the most exexisting ranch home pensive changes that is located on the was a requirewest side of the propment to install erty. After the Osuna a fire hydrant Ranch was purchased, near the barn Tom Lang the Association board and horse keepasked the Osuna Coming area. The mittee to develop a long- fire hydrant will allow us to range plan that would look complete the lot split. It is at potential uses of the entire also something that should ranch property. have been done long ago for Out of all the options the protection of the property that were considered the one and the safety of the horses. common element has been The approval process with the that the existing home is not County should be completed needed. The house also sits within the next four months. on property that is below and The election of the new away from the majority of the board members will be in May rest of the Osuna property. again this year. You must be a Just about a year ago the As- registered voting member to sociation began the process actually vote. If you have regof getting County approval istered in the past you are still to complete a lot split that a registered voter and will be would create a parcel that mailed a ballot in May. If you would include the home and are not registered, you may do three acres of land. The ap- so by contacting Jill at the Asproval split will afford the As- sociation office (756-1174) to sociation the ability to sell the get signed up. The deadline to property if the board elected register for the May election to do so. No decision has been is 5 p.m. on April 28, 2011. made to actually sell the prop- We have three very qualified erty at this time but should candidates running for two we decide to do so it will be positions. offered first to our membership.
Brothers Big Sisters ‘2011 Person of the Year’ Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC), celebrating its 50th year providing one-to-one mentoring for children facing adversities, announced recently that Rancho Santa Fe resident Linda A. Lang has been selected as the “Person of the Year.” Lang Linda Lang is chairman, CEO and president of Jack in the Box Inc. Lang will receive her award at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Gourmet Dinner on Oct. 6, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and sponsored by LPL Financial. This year’s event emcee is Lynn Swann, NFL Hall of Famer, sports broadcaster and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America board member. Lang was named chairman and CEO of Jack in the Box Inc. in October 2005 and added the title of president in February 2010. Lang also serves on the board of The Jack in the Box Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses the company’s charitable donations to make a difference in communities where employees, franchisees and guests of Jack in the Box® restaurants work and live. In addition, Lang serves on the board of directors for the WD-40 Company, San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.
In 2009, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Lang to the California State University Board of Trustees, which is responsible for oversight of the state’s 23-university system. “We are incredibly grateful to Linda Lang and Jack in the Lynn Swan Box for its support of military families served by Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Paul Palmer, president and CEO of BBBS San Diego County. “This event will help us raise awareness about the critical need for mentors, during a time of financial hardship and multiple deployments, which cause increased stress on families, especially felt by the children.” A longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Jack in the Box Foundation recently pledged $1 million to support military mentoring programs– locally known as Operation Bigs, which was the first program of its kind in the nation that provides caring mentors to children who have a military parent deployed. The Jack in the Box Foundation’s ongoing support has helped BBBS expand the Operation Bigs program beyond the borders of its five sites on Camp Pendleton to serve Navy and other military families in four additional sites in San Diego. The Foundation has also locally supported Hispanic Mentoring, High School Bigs, and
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RSF residents’ new movie inspires at Vail Film Festival BY KAREN BILLING STAFF BOX Rancho Santa Fe residents Linda Jonason and Tamara Lafarga have begun a new adventure in life, starting a film production company called TamLin Studios. They spent March 31-April 3 in Colorado at the Vail Film Festival, promoting their first big project, “Serotonin Rising.” “Who doesn’t love that two women, at this point in their lives, can switch gears and be successful and do something good? ” said Lafarga. “It was an exhilarating weekend.” “Serotonin Rising,” directed by Tony Perri, is billed as the “world’s first truly feel good movie.” Featuring appearances by Deepak Chopra and the Dalai Lama, it features interviews from leading scientists, artists and philosophers on how altruism and acts of kindness can light up the part of the brain and produce serotonin. In-
Tamara Lafarga and Linda Jonason in Vail.
terwoven throughout the documentary-style interviews is a” touching” theatrical storyline. “It did so well,” said Lafarga. “We sold out and it was standing room only. We had to turn people away for both showings.” “People were walking out asking ‘What could I do? How can I help?’ It’s so inspiring,” Jonason said. The Rancho Santa Fe
neighbors met at a screening during the development of “Serotonin Rising”— Lafarga was seeking input from Jonason on the film. “Tamara and I really hit it off, we have a lot in common,” Jonason said, who shares a real estate development background with Lafarga. Both were also interested in entertainment and performing. Jonason, as a magician, has performed in 20 different countries, including for Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco. Lafarga has done a great deal of international travel for speaking engagements. They fused their interests and backgrounds together to form TamLin. “We wanted to produce something for the betterment of mankind,” Lafarga said. “We want to send out a message on faith and family…I really think there’s a need for that kind of enter-
Linda Jonason and Tamara Lafarga recently created TamLin Studios. tainment, people need to be uplifted and inspired.” “There’s a niche that really needs to be responded to,” Jonason said. “There’s so much negativity in the world.” Jonason has discovered that producing films is very similar to real estate development—there’s a vision of what you want to put together or build and it’s about bringing all the right elements together, raising funds and distribution. Lafarga said it has been a surprisingly easy transition. “I’m shocked at the amount of success we’re having,”
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Clinton brings Global Initiative University to UCSD BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN Contributor “Today’s generation of young people holds more power than any generation before it to make a positive impact on the world.” These words from former President Bill Clinton are at the heart of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), an annual meeting designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. From April 1 through 3, the fourth annual CGI U convened on the UCSD campus. “We chose UC San Diego because of its ongoing, consistent commitment to community service,” Clinton said. When he took the stage Friday night at the RIMAC Arena, the crowd —which included of nearly 1,200 students, representing 349 schools, 90 countries and all 50 states— rose to its feet as one and gave the president a thunderous, rock-star welcome. CGI U participation is through a competitive application process that includes the student’s commitment to action. Over the course of the three days, attendees network with peers and learn about innovative ideas
Former President Bill Clinton meets the audience during the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting at UC San Diego. PHOTOS: UCSD to tackle poverty alleviation, education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, and public health. More importantly, they attend skill-building sessions that address fundraising, community engagement, partnership building, and the use of social media to market a cause. To date, CGI U has been a catalyst to over 3,000 commitments to action by college students. Innovative ideas from local students include Incentives for Opportunity by UCSD student Maclen Zilber that seeks to raise student awareness of new tax
credits for books. In partnership with UCSD bookstore, information will be printed on sales receipts and students can receive email reminders that tally eligible purchases and receive pointers on how to claim them on their tax return. The effort could save UCSD students at least $2.5 million dollars per year. Lighting Up Post-Disaster Communities is the brainchild of UCSD students Erika Jue and Maria Elisa Martinez and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis student Lila Petersen. Moved by the aftermath of the 2010 Chilean
earthquake, this project commits to providing offgrid, solar-powered lighting for 50 families displaced by the earthquake and living in transitional shelters. When the families move to permanent housing, they will take the mobile solar panels with them; units that can be installed by a single person, quickly and easily. Their project was one of 16 selected for the CGI U Commitment Bracket Challenge, a take-off on the NCAA tournament bracket for college basketball. People from around the world were encouraged to vote online for their favorite commitment. On Saturday night, President Clinton announced the winner: The School Fund (www.theschoolfund.org), a website that connects people wanting to make micro-grants to individual students in developing countries in need of education funding. The effort began after Brown University student Matt Severson spent time in Tanzania, where primary school is free but secondary school fees cost upwards of $150 a year, well beyond the means of thousands of students. Severson helped one student realize his goal of at-
Chelsea Clinton addresses the crowd. tending secondary school and that led to creation of The School Fund. To date, the project has fully funded 100 secondary students at 19 schools in Tanzania, Kenya, and Haiti. The next phase seeks to recruit an additional 800 funders for 500 students and to extend funding to students in Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. In lauding this and other student projects committed to education in the developing world, President Clinton remarked “A year of school adds 10 percent to earnings…for life.” Other notable program participants of this year’s CGI U included YouTube co-
founder Chad Hurley; actors and humanitarians Sean Penn, Drew Barrymore, and Mandy Moore; the president’s daughter Chelsea Clinton; California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Paul E. Jacobs; UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox; Life Technologies Chairman and CEO Greg Lucier; and Jessica O. Matthews, co-inventor of sOccket – a soccer ball that doubles as a portable energy generator for use in parts of world with little or no access to electricity. “(The goal) not just solve a problem but solve it in a fun way…and, make it become part of daily routine,” said Matthews of the product that in as little as 15 minutes of play generates enough energy to power a LED light up to three hours. CGI U concluded on Sunday morning at the San Diego Food Bank, with students worked with volunteers, and the announcement that the non-profit has been renamed Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank following major donations by auto dealer Stephen Cushman and Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs to retire the food bank’s mortgage.
Public can now submit redistricting Enter Review’s online photo contest this week plans and suggestions online The county wants to hear from you! Everything the public needs to submit redistricting plans and suggestions for San Diego County’s 2011 redistricting process is now available on the county’s redistricting website. From now until May 9, members of the public can submit their proposed plans for one or more of the county’s five supervisorial districts using the new 2010 census data. In county redistricting, a “plan” means a set of data that assigns census tracts or blocks to a particular district. The 2010 census data for building these plans is now online, along with detailed instructions, definitions and submission guidelines. The public should submit plans as electronic files. Each publicly-submitted plan will be published online and forwarded to the county’s Redistricting Advisory Committee for consideration. In addition to submitting redistricting plans, residents are encouraged to contribute ideas and suggestions about county redistricting to the Redistricting Advisory Committee in person at any of the committee’s meetings or by email or U.S. mail. A meeting schedule and contact information is posted on the redistricting website. The county’s Redistricting Advisory Committee is the citizen’s panel charged with gathering public opinion on how to adjust the county’s supervisorial district boundaries to balance their populations. Such balancing is required by law every ten years following the census. At its upcoming public meetings, including an evening meeting in each district, the committee will consider the public’s plans and suggestions. Ultimately, the committee must recommend no more than three proposed redistricting plans to the board of supervisors. The board will adopt a final redistricting plan that takes effect in early September. Please visit the county’s redistricting website is at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/redistricting.
BY GRAIG HARRIS ONLINE MANAGER Kicking off our “New On The Web” column this week is something quite special, a monthly online photo contest with great prizes. The theme for April is “My Favorite Garden” sponsored by Adelaide’s. Go to ranchosantafereview.com/contests and upload your photo. While you are there, browse through all of the other entries and see if your photo stacks up. This month’s prize is a $100 plant garden gift card, the winners will be chosen based on 45 percent photo views and 55 percent editorial judgment. Uploading your photo is easy, just follow the on-screen instructions and you will be done within minutes. Check back to see what photo won and for the themes for the upcoming months. If you have questions or ideas for future contests, contact me at email@example.com.
Get Out ’n Party with RSF Republican Women and Fox news contributor Chuck DeVore The RSF Republican Women, Fed. invite all Republicans and fellow conservative patriots to its premier GOP evening to mingle and relax with friends and Chuck DeVore. The event will be held Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at Bentley’s Steak & Chop House (162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas). DeVore is a Fox business news contributor and candidate for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or beverage and choose from a wonderful selection of entrées for $25/person. Get Out ‘n Party: You’ll have more fun than a barrel of elephants! (Mark your calendars as the RSF GOP Women Fed. will be meeting on the third Wednesday of the month through October.) Make your reservations with Kathy McHenry today, at Kathimac@cox.net (preferred) or 858-756-9906.
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RSF Rotary Club welcomes new members The RSF Rotary Club inducted three new members at the April 4 meeting held at The Inn. Pictured are (L-R) Roshanak Clune, Kelsey Kerr, and Ryan Green. Photo/Matt Wellhouser
RSF art and food event to benefit Rady’s A group of artists and foodies are putting together a show on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Cielo Village. Part of the proceeds will benefit Rady’s Children’s Hospital. The event will feature spices from Blue Star spice company, coffees from The Giving Mart, art work from various local artists, a clothing boutique by Nancy Alvarez, and more. A bouncy and other games will be available for kids.
Don’t miss RSF Library Guild Fashion Show April 27 The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild Fashion Show will be held on April 27 at 11 a.m. in the Garden Club. The fashions will be presented by Lourdes Chavez, who gave a very successful show a couple of years ago. Her designs are beautiful, very feminine, and the fabrics are exquisite. The event will also include a presentation of Lilly Pilitzer’s newest line for children and adults…just in time for the summer. For more information, contact Suzanne Johnson at 858-756-2754; firstname.lastname@example.org
Del Mar National Horse Show coming to fairgrounds In its 66th year, the 2011 Del Mar National Horse Show will run Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, May 8, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Consisting of three distinctly different equestrian disciplines — Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper — the Del Mar National represents the best in competitive opportunities for serious equestrians, and is unrivaled in its entertainment appeal for everyone. For more information about the 66th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show, check out www.delmarnational.com, the show’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/delmarnational, or when you’re on the go, the Fairgrounds’ mobile website at m.sdfair.com.
Howon Lee, Alice (Xinyue) Fang, Albert Chen and Marci Rosenberg with their coach Brinn Belyea. Pictured with the awardees (back row) are TPHS principal Bret Killeen and Toshiba representatives Terry Cronin and Laura Talbert. Photo/Jon Clark
TPHS students win big in science & technology competition Torrey Pines High School students were honored recently when three San Diego-area student teams were recognized for their innovative entries in ExploraVision. They were selected as three of 24 total regional winners from a group of 4,346 entries, representing the participation of 13,387 students in this year’s program. The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition asks students to imagine ideas for future technologies that could exist in 20 years. The teams are now creating Web sites to be submitted for national judging in May. The Torrey Pines team members included: Albert Chen, Xinyue (Alice) Fang, Howon Lee, Marci Rosenberg (12th grade), Brinn Belyea (coach). Their project was Pseudopancreatic Autograft Jejunum (P.A.J.), which replaces insulin injections with a more liberating treatment for diabetics that would utilize special insulinproducing yeast and tissue from a portion of the small intestine (jejunum) to create a virtual insulin-producing “pancreas” in the body.
International Bipolar Foundation to present Maggie Reese, author of ‘Runaway’ The International Bipolar Foundation will present Maggie Reese, author of “Runaway Mind” on Thursday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. Maggie Reese was a nationally ranked track star on a full ride scholarship to the University of Idaho. Unfortunately, her Olympic dream ended when she broke her leg while running in a race. Without her running career to keep her together, mental illness crept in and took over. Her book, “Runaway Mind,” details Maggie’s journey with bipolar disorder. In this memoir, she reveals her battle with the illness during her young life. She shares her harrowing struggle with being bipolar through her own words along with the words of other women close to her. Reese offers readers her personal experience with this disorder and how she and her family dealt with it from symptoms to causes, to treatment and recovery. The event will be held at Sanford Children’s Research Center, Building 12, 10905 Road to the Cure, San Diego, CA 92121. Event and parking are free. Please R.S.V.P. to Ashley: email@example.com. For more information on the book and author, visit www.runawaymind. net.
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Profile BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor Let’s face it. Not many of us accomplish anything resembling a giant leap forward for mankind. But local resident Martin Cooper did — when he invented the cell phone and made the first call on it 38 years ago. Today, there are an estimated five billion cell phones in use around the world. It is, without a doubt, an invention that revolutionized the world as we know it and is continuing to do so on a daily basis. But this is just the beginning, Cooper predicts: Social networking is the seed of another revolution that in future will surpass the cellular revolution and contribute to a more collaborative
world. Cooper was working as an engineer at the radio-related Motorola company when he came up with the wild idea of using the cellular telephony concept (conceived in 1946 by AT&T) to invent and build the first portable, hand-held cell phone, thereby challenging communications giant AT&T’s monopolistic intention to control cellular technology and confine its use to car phones. Motorola had lengthy experience with portable radio communications. In 1940, it produced the famed walkie-talkie used by the military during World War II. “We didn’t care for the idea of a monopoly,” Cooper said. “It would have either put us out of business or
Quick Facts Name: Martin Cooper Distinction: While working as a research engineer at Motorola, Cooper was credited with inventing the handheld mobile cell phone. He retired from Motorola in 1983 and with his wife launched various companies in the wireless technology field. He was recently a nominee for “The Man Who Saved the World Award.” Born: Chicago, Illinois, 82 years ago Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, 1950, and later, while working and studying at night, went on to earn his master’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT in 1957; in 2004, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from IIT. Family: He and his wife, Arlene Harris, have been together for 32 years. She has been called “The First Lady of Wireless.” He has two children and four grandchildren. Interests: Skiing, tennis, and running on the trails in Torrey Pines Current reading: “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” by Malcolm Gladwell; and “Freakonomics: The Hidden Side of Everything,” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Also books on social networking. Favorite films: Action, science fiction and fantasy films. Favorite get-away: Vail, Colorado Philosophy: “It’s important to live a long time, but it’s more important to live healthily and productively … and with a positive attitude…Have good genes and respect them.”
made us a slave to AT&T. We had our own vision. So we took on AT&T. “We knew that people didn’t want to talk to cars, or to houses, or to offices. They want to talk to other people…To demonstrate this, we invented the first portable cellular telephone so that we could prove to the world that our idea of personal communications was correct” and to convince Martin Cooper making the first cell phone call in New York in 1973. the Federal Communications Commission to allocate frequency space to private companies for use in cellular communications. Although the mobile hand-held “cellular” phone was his idea and the result of his missionary zeal within Motorola to make it happen, he said, “It actually took a team to build that phone,” at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The team included industrial designers and engineers from various divisions within Motorola. And, on April 3, 1973, while walking on the street to a press conference to demonstrate the invention at the Manhattan Hilton Hotel in New York City, Cooper, then director of Motorola’s systems division, couldn’t resist pushing the orange “off hook” button on Motorola’s 2-and-a-halfpound prototype handset that wirelessly connected him to a base station that Motorola installed on the roof of a nearby building. Dialing the number of his rival, Joel Engle, head of research at AT&T’s Bell Labs, and lifting the hefty handset to his ear, Cooper made the world’s first in-public analog mobile cell phone call. In his characteristic, low-key Midwestern accent, Cooper said: ‘Hi , Joel. This is Marty Cooper. I’m calling you from a cell phone — but a real cell phone, [pause], a personal, [pause again] hand-held cell phone.’ “You notice how I rubbed it in,” he chuckled to recall. “There was a silence on the line and he may have been gritting his teeth, then he politely chatted with me
Martin Cooper with his wife Arlene. Courtesy photos for a moment and then we hung up. To this day, Joel doesn’t remember that phone call, but I promise you it happened because there was a journalist, like you, standing next to me at the time.” Cooper was named as the first inventor on the “Radio telephone system” patent filed on Oct. 27, 1973, with the U.S. Patent Office later issued as U.S. Patent 3.906.166. Others named on the patent were engineers who worked with Cooper at Motorola and his boss, John F. Mitchell. Ten years later, 1983, Motorola brought its cell phone to market, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, that weighed 2 pounds and offered a half-hour talk time for every recharging. It sold for $3,995. We interviewed Cooper, now 82, at his office on Via de la Valle in Del Mar. Cooper remains as focused and feisty as he was when he was 44 and made that first historic cell phone call in 1973, although now his still full head of hair and neatly trimmed beard are white. He keeps in shape skiing, playing tennis, and trail-running in Torrey Pines. And he still remains adamantly opposed to monopolies in any business, particularly in communications. “We were an annoyance [to AT&T],” Cooper said. “And, in fact, if you went and talked to Joel today or his colleagues, they still believe the world would have been much better off if Motorola had not antagonized
them and [had] let them do what they wanted to do. “There are people who believe the monopoly way is the way to do things. And I have very strong feelings about that. Competition is wonderful. Competition is the way we consumers end up protecting our own rights. We can’t battle the billion dollar companies. And the only way we can do that is by buying one product versus another.” As for AT&T’s recent announced intention to purchase T-Mobile USA, thereby making AT&T the largest U.S. wireless carrier, Cooper commented: “The carriers would very much like to have a monopoly and they work very hard to do that. They do have competition now, but there are a couple of huge companies, specifically Verizon and AT&T, that are dominant and they would like to become more dominant… And if they have a big chunk of radio channels and nobody else can use those, it gives them an effective monopoly. “And that’s not in the public interest.” Cooper retired from Motorola in 1983 as vice president of research and development. Since then, he and his entrepreneurial wife and partner, Arlene Harris, have launched a number of wireless-related companies, including ArrayComm that researched smart antenna technology and the improvement of wireless networks, and GreatCall that created the Jitterbug, an easy-to-operate cell phone
for seniors. He currently heads Dyna Llc, a software “incubator” of wireless software. “I do a lot of speaking, and some people even pay me for that,” Cooper said. A native of Chicago, Cooper earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering on an Navy ROTC scholarship from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950 and afterwards served in the Navy as an electronics officer on a destroyer and submarine. Returning to civilian life, he worked briefly at Teletype, which was then part of AT&T. In 1954, he joined Motorola as a research engineer, attended classes at night to earn his master’s in electrical engineering from IIT in 1957. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from IIT in 2004, Asked if he received royalties for his invention of the cell phone, Cooper said: “When I joined Motorola, they gave me a dollar and that was compensation for all my future inventions and intellectual property. So the answer is ‘No.’ On the other hand, Motorola took care of me very well. I have no ill feelings at all. “My bosses were the most wonderful teachers in the world. I was not a typical corporate guy, but they tolerated me for 29 years, gave me free rein and let me do all kinds of creative and interesting things. “My group did the first radio control of traffic. We did the first nationwide mobile dial system for car phones. We did the first nationwide radio pagers. And we did the first radios that policemen carried in Chicago in 1967. Cellular was just kind of a follow-on to all these others.” But, he conceded, had he received a royalty of a penny for every cell phone sold, he would be ahead by about $50 million. “Yeah,” he said thinking about it, “I could use $50 million. So could you,” he guessed. These days, he said, “I’m trying to stay current with both technology and See COOPER, page 12
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RSF Democrats to hear controversial ex-lawyer Bill Lerach Controversial ex-lawyer Bill Lerach is the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club. Lerach, who as a class-action attorney took on industrial giants and once won a $46 billion verdict against Enron, will be speaking on the topic of pensions in the public sector. The meeting will to be held April 20 at a private home. Cost to members is $15, and guests and non-members are $25. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with the program starting at about 7 p.m. In his legal career, Lerach was – depending on one’s point of view — a legendary or a loathed attorney who took on companies such as Qwest, WorldCom, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Disney and AOL Time Warner on behalf of shareholders. In March 2010 an account of Lerach’s life and career was released: “Circle of Greed: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to its Knees.” Written by two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, the well-reviewed book chronicled Lerach’s career from his early days through his time in prison for obstruction of justice. The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club was founded in 2008 and typically attracts 35-60 people for its events, including appearance by candidates running for local and state offices. In March, state controller John Chaing addressed the group. For information or to register and obtain the address, please visit rsfdemclub.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-869-9515
In these challenging economic times schools have to be far more creative in their fundraising and Canyon Crest Academy is no exception. The CCA Foundation recently kicked off its “$50K for CCA” college fund raffle. This raffle will raise money for new computers campus-wide, while providing two grand prize winners with a $25,000 cash prize that can be used toward their student’s college education. Other cash prizes will also be given. “With the cost of higher education rising every year, a direct approach to helping families and friends support the goals of our children is ideal,” said Loraine Dyson, vice president fundraising. “$50K for CCA prizes can be applied immediately in any way to college tuition or whatever needs a family has.” Tickets are $40 each or three for $100 and are available to everyone. Two $25,000 Grand Prizes will be awarded, in
addition to a $1,000 third prize, $500 fourth prize, and a $250 fifth prize. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, and the drawing will be held at CCA’s upcoming fundraiser, Cirque du CCA, on May 20 at Anthology. To learn more about “$50K for CCA” and the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, and to download the entry form, visit www.canyoncrestacademyfoundation.org. The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a nonprofit, parent volunteer organization dedicated to realizing CCA’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer and community support. Canyon Crest Academy is part of the San Dieguito Union High School District and is located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130, www2.sduhsd.net/ cc/.
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Local resident helps bring medical care, education to one of the world’s poorest nations BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD STAFF WRITER Sandwiched between India, China and Thailand is Myanmar, one of the poorest nations in the world with a population that’s facing a staggering health crisis: About 40 percent have tuberculosis; about 360,000 are infected with HIV/AIDS; and almost half of all malaria cases can be traced back to this southeast Asian country, formerly known as Burma. The people here are further crippled by an oppressive military regime, which has snuffed out efforts to fight these diseases. The situation is worsened even more by the country’s lack of accessible healthcare. It’s not uncommon for villagers in the remote mountains to travel 500 miles on foot and bus to reach the nearest clinic, a trip that can take weeks. “Imagine being in Montana and having to go to Seattle to see a doctor,” said local physicians assistant Cyril Thomas, who recently spent a week teaching lifesaving skills to some of these villagers during a medical mission trip through the Frontier Labourers of Christ’s Barefoot Doctors program. Thomas has spent about 20 years volunteering for medical mission trips to dozens of nations all over the world. This most recent trip, however, was the first time he had the opportunity to teach skills, rather than perform procedures. “By providing the Barefoot Doctors the knowledge to take care of their own people, it became clearer to me that they can prevent disease, cure some of them, refer them to proper local clinics and save life beyond our wildest dream,” he said of the program, which was hosted in Thailand, but included many villagers from Myanmar. “Knowledge is the gift that keeps on giving.” That knowledge will be especially critical now in Myanmar as its people deal with the fallout from two deadly natural disasters this month: a deadly storm that killed hundreds of fisherman off the coast, and a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the town of Tachileik, killing and injuring hundreds more. All of this all comes just a few years after the 2008 Cyclone Nargis, which had an official death toll of 22,500, but some reports have estimated that number to be closer to 100,000. An exact number is difficult to know because births and deaths are not always recorded, and the military control makes it difficult for outside sources to get accurate information. Though it was the worst natural disaster recorded in Myanmar’s history, Thomas pointed out that Myanmar did not receive nearly as much global response as
Cyril Thomas (in the red shirt) and Rick Astone, a physical therapist, in Myanmar. other recent natural disasters. For example, about $528 million was raised in two weeks when the Haiti earthquake hit — but only $91.3 million was raised in 21 months after Cyclone Nargis. “By continuing our education program, we will make a greater impact that will last beyond the disaster,” Thomas said, adding that in places like Myanmar, dire need exists on a regular basis, not just when natural disasters strike. According to data from the United Nations, more than 28,000 children younger than 5 die every day from treatable illnesses such as diarrhea, respiratory infection, malaria and AIDS. That’s approximately 1,200 deaths per hour. By comparison, Thomas points out that the 2004 tsunamis along the Indian Ocean coastline killed about 300,000 people. That means in the poorest areas of the world, it’s the same as having three tsumanis per month, every month. “Some people live a tsunami every month,” he said. “You can tell people the story, but there’s nothing like getting your hands dirty and looking these people in the eyes and suddenly thinking ‘Oh God, this is real.’ Looking those people in the eyes, Thomas added, is a strong teaching moment — and it’s precisely why he’s brought his two children with him on some of his medical mission trips. It’s a family tradition started by his father, who worked to rehabilitate inmates in Mad-
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Visit unique gardens at ‘Ramblin’ through the Ranch Garden Tour’ By Ginger Bord “Clang, clang went the trolley, ding, ding went the bell, zing, and zing went my heartstrings!” The trolleys are coming to Rancho Santa Fe May 7! The Garden Club will be where you get on, and then the trolley will take you to the gardens on the “Rambling thru The Ranch Garden Tour.” The tour will feature six different, unique gardens and Ranch, each garden will have live music to add to the garden each one will give you a experience, and the trolley ride will give guests a closer look different perspective of The
COOPER continued from page 8 people. You can’t separate technology and people. They are the same. The worst thing an engineer can do is to get carried away with the technology for the sake of technology. “Technology means the application of science to make the lives of people better. Technology is the easy part for me. People are the hard part. “So my latest adventure is trying to understand the social network — Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. And
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applications, but that kind of communication is going to be another revolution. It’s going to be bigger than the cellular revolution. And why? Because it’s going to provide us with new tools for collaboration, so that when we try to solve problems, whether in business or healthcare, we can use everybody’s minds in a more efficient and effective way. “The social network is just the seed, but that’s going to grow into a way of making humanity solve its problems in a much more efficient way.”
at the flora and fauna along the way. Meanwhile, back at the Garden Club there will be an Open Air Market with booths displaying a wide spectrum of goods for sale from crafts of local artisans, (including demonstrations), delectable food and a plant sale. The day of the garden tour is Saturday, May 6, the day before Mother’s Day. How perfect is that! The Garden Tour is a perfect gift for mother, or daughter and if that isn’t possible then the open market and plant- sale is a great place to purchase that special gift. Tickets purchased in advance are $30 per person and $40 the day of the event. The total number for the actual garden tour is limited, advance purchase is recommended. Go to www.ranchosantafegardentour.com or to The Garden Club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias, to purchase tickets. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will be presenting a delicious program on Thursday, April 21, “From Seed to Salsa” with Master Gardener Karan Cooper Greenwald. Karen developed a love of gardening from her grandfather at an early age, has always had a vegetable garden but got specifically interested in tomatoes 15 years ago. Karen has gathered tomato seeds from around the world, has learned from her failures while increasing her successes. Now an “addict” to heirloom tomatoes she has become a specialist in growing this flavorful tomato. Join Karen at The Garden Club at 6 p.m. on April 21st and learn her secrets for growing those delicious tomatoes for your salads and salsa! Heart Yoga with Carris Rhodes is at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings, Pilates with Connie Snow on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. and now there is a Gyrokinesis class with Kim Casinelli at 10:30 a.m. on Friday mornings. All of these wonderful classes offer an opportunity to stretch and strengthen the body with positive results for balance, posture, cardio and overall health. All classes are $10 for garden club members and $15 for non-members. Try them all, choose the one or ones you like the best. Classes are suitable for all ages, men and women. Go to www.rsfgardenclub.org for ore information.
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Is there a doctor in the house? There will be four at the Jeste family residence! BY JOHN GUIGAYOMA Contributor As UCSD medical student Neelum Jeste’s hands tore through the envelope that would fling her across the country for the next three years, her mother was by her side. Jeste had applied to around 20 schools, interviewed at 13, and after months of waiting, she and 127 of her peers discovered their residency placements March 17 at UCSD on what is known as Match Day, a nationwide ceremony that determines the next step toward a hopeful doctor’s career. But for the Jeste family, this milestone was one of many in the medical field. Dr. Dilip Jeste, Neelum’s father and a UCSD research psychiatrist, was announced
as the president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association on March 14, just days before Match Day. At 38,000 members worldwide, the APA holds the title of the world’s largest psychiatric organization, according to its website. Dr. Sonali Jeste, the mother who stood by as her daughter opened the fateful envelope, is a child psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care. The Jeste’s older daughter, Shafali, an M.D., is on faculty at UCLA as a child neurologist. The family has lived locally for 25 years. As for her Match Day results, Neelum Jeste said she was happy with her placement, Washington University at St. Louis, a Missouri school with strong clinical training, ample funding for research, and abundant opportunities in global health. The decision to pursue medicine came not from the assertion of her parents, but rather from paying witness to their interest in
UCSD medical student Neelum Jeste opens the envelope to find her residency placement with her mother, Dr. Sonali Jeste, at Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSD on March 17. medicine throughout her childhood. Dinner conversations covered homework problems and tennis practice as much as research breakthroughs and hospital anecdotes. “A lot of kids I know who are children of physicians, I see them NOT wanting to do anything in medicine,” Sonali Jeste said, re-
calling how some parents would express their dissatisfaction with their jobs. “(My parents) come home and they are happy and they love talking about their jobs.” Said Dilip Jeste of his daughters’ decisions to enter medicine, “For both, we are proud of the fact that they have their own minds
and make their own decisions. This is the main goal as parents, to make sure they are happy. It is something they have to decide.” The family’s affinity toward medicine began with the Jeste parents, who began their studies in India. Dilip Jeste was born to a middle-class family from the state of Bombay and is the first physician in his family, he said. Among the titles he holds at the university are Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, and Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research. With a strong interest in geriatric psychiatric research, Jeste made advancements in the treatment of late-onset schizophrenia. But with two parents in the medical field, the Jeste children witnessed their parents juggle the schedules of physicians with the challenges of parenthood. Between being on call and attending conferences, mother sent cupcakes for class parties and father attended
every tennis match. “My profession is very important to me, and I was not going to give that up,” Sonali Jeste said. “But I was also wanted to know that my kids knew their mom was here.” At the same time, the children gained further exposure to the medical field. They met with practitioners from different areas at casual get-togethers, and the family planned vacations around Dilip Jeste’s conference schedule, traveling to countries such as Australia and Israel. “They set a good example that you can still raise your kids just as well and work just as hard. … When I am a working parent with kids, I will know that it is possible,” Neelum Jeste said. For Dilip Jeste, striking that balance between work and home was not difficult because his priorities were clear. “We genuinely love our kids, and our kids come first before everything else,” he said. “Family has to come first.”
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Ranch Clubhouse offers Wine Maker dinner, Easter brunch and egg hunt The Ranch Clubhouse sizzles with dining and wine special events for the month of April for Covenant members and their guests. A new dining special is the “2 for $32” threecourse dinners from a special menu, every Thursday night starting April 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 16, make reservations for the Trefethen Wine Maker dinner with Hailey Trefethen, third generation of this estate winery. Their prestigious wines will be paired with Chef Larry’s Culinary Institute of America four-course dinner. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Brunch is April 24. It is a family favorite at the clubhouse and this year’s traditional buffet will be from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The buffet includes breakfast favorites, made to order omelets and pastries, a magnificent seafood offering, salads and much, much more. Easter would not be the same without a visit from the Easter Bunny at 1 p.m. and the children’s Easter egg hunts will begin at 1:30 p.m. With spring in full swing, the monthly, complimentary wine tastings on the Grille patio start Friday afternoon, April 22, with Frog’s Leap Winery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. After the wine tasting, be sure to have your din-
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Five Canyon Crest Academy film students won honorable mention at a recent film festival held at Ultra Star Cinemas in Hazard Center. Ten student film teams from high schools and colleges across San Diego County competed by creating their own scary adaptations of an original screenplay, “Ghost in the Machine” (by local screenwriter Lisa Merrill), for the 10th Annual 48 Hours of Madness Best Fest America Film Festival. Each of the films dealt with kitchen appliances turning on by themselves. The teams were given 48 hours, a script with important parts missing, and no ending and were told to come up with a cohesive film. The Canyon Crest Academy students formed their own production company, Righteous Cowboy Lightning, and holed up at one of the team member’s homes. The team members were: Catie Ellwood (12th grade), Olivia Klatch (10th grade), Jacob Morrison (11th grade), Jesse Ostroff (11th grade), and Sam Sarokin (10th Grade). The team was sponsored by their Canyon Crest Academy Film Conservatory teacher Mark Raines. The team re-wrote the screenplay, staged all the shots, auditioned actors, set up lighting, sound, scoring, special effects, and edited the final product all in a grueling 48-hour marathon. “We really put our film skills to the test,” claimed Jesse Ostroff, who acted as team leader of the project. “It was really a challenge,” remarked Olivia Klatch, “The hardest part was agreeing on how the story should finish; but we really enjoyed working together.” Three awards were presented. Canyon Crest High School won Honorable Mention High School Division. Poway High School won First Place, High School Division, and Southwestern College won First Place, College Division. Best Fest America is a nonprofit visual arts foundation event based in La Jolla.
Children’s Spring Festival and Egg Hunt to be held April 16 in Solana Beach La Colonia Community Park will be filled with hundreds of families on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m.-noon, to celebrate the 22nd annual Children’s Spring Festival and Egg Hunt. Free games and refreshments will be provided. The major event is the Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. where boys and girls, in the third grade or younger, will search for plastic
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RSF Community Center Gala The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its Anniversary Gala April 2 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s theme not only embraced the center’s history in the Ranch but took guests down memory lane to the days of “Classic Hollywood Glam,” celebrating the center’s 40th anniversary and honoring its founders, past presidents, Capital Campaign donors and other influential individuals who have supported the center and community. Photos/Rob McKenzie
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Buy tickets now for upcoming Kids Korps Super Star Gala Join Kids Korps for one of the yearâ€™s most exciting celebratory fundraising events! Kids Korps USAâ€™s Annual Super Star Gala will bring to life a feast for the senses in an evening inspired by the dance, flavor and spirit of Argentina. From the dramatic tango, to the sexy Lambada and the smooth footwork of the Cha-Cha-Cha, this evening will take place under a blanket of stars at the romantic Grand Del Mar. Kids Korpsâ€™ Super Star Gala, â€œRED HAUTE TANGO,â€? will take place at The Grand Del Mar on Friday, May 6. The 10 percent discount pre-gala ticket prices have been extended until April 15. For information on ticket or table purchases and sponsorships, please call (760) 452-2676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solana Santa Feâ€™s â€˜Three Piggy Operaâ€™ Solana Santa Fe kindergarten students recently performed the â€œThree Piggy Opera,â€? based on the story of the Three Little Pigs. (Above left) Jasper Jain, Lyle LaRocca and Jack Chine in the Three Piggy Opera performance; (Above right) Annel Ramos and Aspen Orkish; (Bottom left) Lily Finlay and Daniel White, who played the wolf. Photos/Kara Chine
â€˜Tee It Up For Foster Teensâ€™ Golf Tournament is April 25 Donâ€™t miss the â€œTee It Up For Foster Teensâ€? 7th Annual golf tournament, dinner and auction that will take place on Monday, April 25, at The Santaluz Club. Even if you are not a golfer, join in the cocktail party, dinner and auction festivities that benefit the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. If you would like more information, call 858 759-3298. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. All proceeds go to the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Please visit www.friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 8202, RSF, CA 92067.
Local high school students encouraged to enter essay contest The International Bipolar Foundation has as part of its mission to erase stigma associated with mental illness through public education. To that end, they have launched an essay contest open to all high school students in San Diego and Imperial counties. The topic of the essay is â€œChanging the Future of Stigma; Bipolar Disorder in 2020.â€? The contest is open to all high school students in San Diego and Imperial counties. Essay deadline is April 15. In addition to the first place winner getting two tickets to the Cricket Amphitheatre for the 2011 season, the winner will read his/her essay at a luncheon on May 26 featuring Margaret Trudeau, celebrated Canadian and mental health advocate. For more information about the International Bipolar Foundation or to receive the essay rules and registration form, contact Ashley Reitzin: ashkus@ mac.com. For the luncheon, contact Muffy Walker: mwalker. email@example.com or call 858-342-0327.
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‘Pump Up the Volume’ Torrey Pines High School Foundation’s 18th annual Spring Dance and Auction, also known as,” Pump Up The Volume” was held at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, on April 2. The event featured great food and fun music by The Credentialed. This band is made up of educators and administrators who played rock and roll for the benefit of local schools. For more information, visit www. torreypinesfoundation.org. Parents of TPHS students dance to music provided by The Credentialed, a band made up of teachers and administrators.
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RSF residents experience ‘magic’ on trip to Antarctic
Letters to the Editor: Size matters as PR goes mobile
When the chilly, rainy days of January hit, many Rancho Santa Fe residents leave in search of sunshine and summertime temperatures. Palm Springs, Hawaii and the Caribbean are all popular destinations. We found a sun that never set and summertime temperatures that hovered around 32 degrees — in Antarctica! Hiking buddies and travel enthusiasts, we dreamed of a trip that would offer plenty of adventure off the beaten path. The result was an Antarctic excursion that included stays in Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls, but those stories will have to wait for another article. The typical Antarctica itinerary involves a cruise ship that sets off from Ushuaia, Argentina, crosses the Drake Passage and travels along the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, the northwestern-most edge of the continent. We determined we wanted a small ship that would offer the most opportunities for adventure; and decided to travel with Quark Expeditions aboard a Russian ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Quark promised not only hiking and sea kayaking, but a night of camping out on the ice as well! This passage would take us farther south than most Antarctic trips: we would cross the southern latitude 66 degrees 33’44” — the Antarctic Circle. Penguins were first on our “must see” list of Antarctic and we were not disappointed. We were enraptured by their innocence as they bustled about, seemingly oblivious to our human presence. Focused on nest-building and chick-tending, they appeared indifferent to our frantic photo snapping. The most amazing colony we encountered was on Deception Island, a place that can only be described as “Penguin Planet.” In wonder, we watched the 500,000 penguins that covered the hillsides. A curious few wanted to study their infrequent human visitors up close, but most were far too busy with their own lives to be bothered with us. What surprised us most about Antarctica? Without hesitation we would both agree, it was the ice. Until you’ve seen as iceberg larger than your house, or even a skyscraper, floating in an azure sea, sparkling like a million fiery diamonds, you may not understand the fascination of “Big Ice.” It is sometimes so intensely blue that our friends think we digitally altered our photos. In addition to the zodiac excursions that were offered every day, we were part of a fortunate group of only 16 passengers who experienced the Antarctic marine life from the intimate vantage point of a sea kayak. Imagine that you are out on a wide, glassy bay, enveloped by a luxurious silence that is broken only by the crunching sound of your kayak pushing through the brash ice fragments that cover the still water. Suddenly, there is a whoosh and as you look out perhaps 30 feet away you are stunned to glimpse the dorsal fin of a humpback whale cruising around you, checking out the alien marine form of the kayak. She circles and moves away as another trails her. Mesmerized, you watch the whales watching you. Then with a powerful flip of their mighty flukes, they disappear. Magic. Ann Boon and Kris Charton Rancho Santa Fe
BY GRANT WRIGHT Is smaller better? This has been on my mind lately, especially since reading that for the first time smart phone shipments have surpassed PC sales. According to the analysts at IDC, in the 2010 fourth quarter 101 million smart phones were shipped, a whopping 87 percent increase from the same quarter a year prior. Meanwhile, only 92 million PCs were shipped with this representing just a 5.5 percent increase from the same period 2009. On entire year sales, PCs still ruled at 346 million to 302 million smart phones. But with smart phones increasingly capable for many of the functions that PCs are bought for — surfing the web, checking email — I think the trend is clear. Why lug your PC around (or camera and camcorder for that matter) when you already have much of what you need in your pocket? From a PR industry standpoint, this has profound implications. “Surfing the web” no longer means just looking up a coffee shop or checking a company’s website in a passive sense, and it no longer means using a computer to do it. Pew study data from May 2010 found that 38 per cent of U.S. adults who have a mobile device access the Internet with it, up from 25 percent the year prior. Pew also found that 82 per cent of US adults have a mobile device, meaning just more than 31 percent of all U.S. adults use a mobile device to log into the Internet. And what are they doing there? 23 percent accessed social networks, 20 percent viewed a video and 11 percent even contributed to a charity. With cell phone carriers’ push to implement 4G wireless networks throughout the country, these percentages will continue rising. For example, Verizon’s brand new LTE 4G wireless network launched in December achieves 10 times the speed of their EV-DO 3G network and is already available in about 40 cities and growing – the wireless brakes are off! Stream a two hour hi-def movie to your pocket without annoying buffering? No problem! So what are the PR implications? Well, consumers are about to be unshackled from their chair and computers when interacting with content. But here’s the catch – the experience is crammed into about three or four inches of screen. Your favorite artist’s new music video? Chances are increasing that it will be consumed from a four-inch window. Imagine the fourth row of dancers behind Lady Gaga now being a fraction of an inch tall and you get the idea. The great new splashy online ad? Yep, four inch window. And how many screen changes will it take to scroll through a news article? A lot. “Ah!” you say. “Screens can be bigger!” What about the new iPad2 or the new Samsung tablet!? Cool, yea, but there’s a limiting factor — the form-factor of the lowly pocket or that cute little purse! Who wants to look like Urkel, all device bulked up? Most guys I know still haven’t figured out where to comfortably carry their wallet. And I just can’t see anything bigger than a smart phone as the grudging must-have accessory in women’s fashion. And for the argument that people just won’t want to consume multi-media on a tiny device due to the inferior experience, well, that’s what the music industry thought about inferior MP3 files and their inherent quality loss. iTunes seems to be doing just fine, and in the “Price, Quality, Speed – Pick Two” game, quality of multi-media consumption so far seems in a losing battle. I think history will record that 2011 was another game-changing year, when size really came to matter for how good communications should best be adapted for an increasingly tech savvy world. So is smaller better? It better be. Grant Wright, is CEO of (W)right On Communications and a Rancho Santa Fe resident; www.wrightoncomm.com
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Education Matters Fair Share, and how the budget crisis is hitting home By Marsha Sutton Due to the severity of California’s education funding crisis, the state has given districts the flexibility to use state money previously earmarked for what’s known as Tier III categorical programs for other purposes. For local Basic Aid school districts, these “other purposes” generally means giving the money right back to the state. Basic Aid school districts re-
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ceive the bulk of their money through property taxes, while the other “Revenue Limit” districts don’t receive enough in property taxes and need money from the state to reach a predetermined minimum level of funding. Because of this, state cutbacks to education have impacted Revenue Limit districts more than Basic Aid districts. To share the pain, Basic Aid districts agreed several years ago to return some of their money to the state in an amount that’s calculated to be proportionally the same as the cuts less wealthy Revenue Limit districts are having to absorb. So Basic Aid districts – which include San Dieguito, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe – are giving back what’s called their Fair Share of money. Local districts are, for the most part, choosing to return their Fair Share money from the funds the state sends them for categorical programs. The money still comes to Basic Aid districts from the state, but the districts are required to send back their Fair Share. Del Mar Union School District superintendent Jim Peabody said it’s the district’s decision where to find the money to return to the state for the Fair Share contribution. “It does come to us, but then we send them a check right back,” he said. The state doesn’t care which funds the money comes from, said San Dieguito Union High School District superintendent Ken Noah. “They just want their percent,” he said. Last year’s Fair Share, which is calculated primarily on the budget as it relates to enrollment numbers, was 5.81 percent, and next year’s is 8.92 percent. For the Del Mar Union School District, the Fair Share this year was $1,476,642, and next year’s estimate is $2,306,700, Peabody said. Leslie Fausset, superintendent of the Solana Beach School District, said this year’s Fair Share was $972,000, and next year’s is expected to be $1.5 million. Rancho Santa Fe School District superintendent Lindy Delaney said this year’s
Fair Share for her district was $257,651, and next year she is expecting to owe about $363,000. For San Dieguito, the number is more complicated. Because San Dieguito is a new Basic Aid district, its coffers are not as well-stocked as the other three local elementary school districts. Noah explained that the Fair Share cannot exceed the property taxes a district receives. For example, if 8.92 percent represents $8 million, and the district’s excess taxes above Revenue Limit is only $4 million, then San Dieguito’s Fair Share is the excess tax, or the $4 million. So the district would lose all its excess property tax money, but would not have to dip into other money to reach the 8.92 percent. For well-established Basic Aid districts, they would likely still have excess property tax money, even after paying the state the full 8.92 percent, even though programs are being significantly impacted. According to Noah, San Dieguito paid $5.2 million for this year and estimates it will owe between $5 million and $7.5 million next year, “depending on the interpretation of how the 8.92 percent of Revenue Limit is applied to ‘low wealth’ Basic Aid districts relative to ‘excess property tax’ collection,” he said. As an example of the impact on programs, the March 23 DMUSD board meeting included a chart listing 12 Tier III categorical programs and the dollar amount for each. The programs total about $975,000, all of which is being returned to the state as part of the district’s Fair Share payment. The major programs on Del Mar’s list include: School and Library Improvement (SIP): $229,810 IMFRP – Instructional Materials: $224,416 Deferred Maintenance: $135,933 Professional Development Block Grant: $134,124 P.E. Teacher Incentive Grant: $117,441 Arts and Music Block Grant: $56,832 Math and Reading Professional Development: $26,063 Peer Assistance and Review: $20,655 Gifted and Talent Education: $14,204 An untenable expectation To add a final depressing note, the education advocacy organization School Services of California reported last week that the state may make cuts to education in the neighborhood of $4 billion to $5 billion next year, if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax extensions are not passed. This would place 2011-2012 funding at the same level it was in 1999-2000, more than 10 years ago. But, as SSC noted, expenses have not been stagnant in the past decade. “The cost of providing educational and support services has gone up significantly over the last ten years to keep up with the consumer prices,” stated the SSC report. Consider these SSC statistics:
Average teacher salary Avg. health/welfare contribution Total average compensation
2000-2001 $52,363 $ 5,486 $57,849
2009-2010 $67,571 $ 9,844 $77,415
This $20,000 difference represents a 34 percent increase in salaries and benefits. SSC pointed out that school districts are also paying higher costs for facilities, instructional materials, equipment and supplies, utilities, rents and other expenses. If education funding were to revert back to 1999-2000 levels, districts would be expected to provide increasingly demanding instructional programs with costs at 2011-2012 levels – what SSC called “an untenable expectation.” Marsha Sutton can be reached at: SuttComm@san.rr.com.
BREES continued from page 1 San Diego. “Even though I play for the New Orleans Saints I never forget where it all started.” With the tournament, Brees Dream will support Rady Children’s Hospital, Friends of Scott Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pacific South Coast Chapter and the San Diego Armed Forces YMCA, a cause close to Brees’ heart as he has done five USO tours overseas in 10 different countries. “It’s awesome to spend time with [the armed forces] and see the commitment they have and the sacrifices they make on a daily basis,” Brees said. Brees said that when he
goes on a road trip he misses his two boys terribly so he can’t imagine what it is like for servicemen and women to be away from their families for 15 months or more. In a room full of media, it was inevitable that the topic of the NFL lockout would pop up. Along with quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, Brees is part of an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. While Brees did his best to move the conversation back to the golf tournament, he politely answered a few questions about his name being attached to the lawsuit. “I got involved because I understand the sacrifices guys made who played before me and I feel its my responsibility to represent not only them but future players
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The district’s response on the 2010 report stated that training on cash receipts, with detailed procedures on collection, verification and documentation, was conducted. Dill said this training was given to ASB personnel at all school sites “to prevent reoccurrence.” The district also wrote that it will continue “to monitor activity and procedures with site visits from the internal auditor as well as upgrading software to provide district-level oversight.” Before 2008, violations were noted at Carmel Valley Middle School in 20032004, Diegueno Middle School and two at La Costa Canyon High School in 2004-2005, Oak Crest Middle School and Canyon Crest Academy in 20052006, and two at Earl Warren Middle School in 20062007. In most cases, the violations were internal control weaknesses such as late deposits to bank, invoices not marked as paid, inadequate documentation, improperly completed cash transmittal forms, unauthorized contracts and inability to reconcile tickets sold with cash received. Dill said the district has increased its involvement and oversight of ASB accounting since 2007 and now has a dedicated district accounting person in the finance department to review monthly ASB financial reports and bank reconciliation statements. Additionally, the finance department holds quarterly ASB training sessions to ensure compliance with established guide-
lines, according to the 20062007 audit report. An internal auditor conducts comprehensive audits of ASBs and regularly tests their records and procedures just as the external auditors do, Dill said. “District staff is now connected to each ASB’s accounting software package so that we may review their transactions and financials at any time,” he said. And procedures and issues are regularly reviewed by site ASB directors, assistant principals and district finance administrators. “None of this is reactionary,” Dill said. “We’re not aware of any problems with any of our ASBs, but we want to keep it that way. So we are strengthening our oversight and internal controls over student body funds.” Dill said ASB accounts have no impact on the district’s general fund or its instructional programs, but “it’s important that the adults teach kids how to run an organization and keep it fiscally sound,” he said. “We treat ASB accounting very seriously,” he said. “Students contribute to those funds and deserve professional handling and oversight of their money to make sure that the funds are secure and will be used for the intended purpose of benefitting the student body.” Where the money goes Reports from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 show that income for the 2009-2010 school year for ASB accounts for the two local high schools exceeded $1.5 million. The ASB report for Torrey Pines High School shows a beginning balance of $333,281, income of
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Yearbook Sales/Production Athletic Gate Yearbook Advertising ASB Cards Class of 2010 Newspaper Club Class of 2011 Cheerleader Winter Formal Club Concession Stand Homecoming Drama Club Yearbook Club Student Store
$152,950 $82,232 $73,680 $69,287 $65,355 $45,847 $45,607 $29,966 $24,642 $22,820 $17,098 $16,302 $12,566
$194,010 $1,999 $1,590 $8,298 $69,181 $42,579 $38,358 $29,532 $14,901 $14,629 $14,746 $12,262 $15,735
In addition, costs at TPHS associated with support for athletics programs – including ticket takers, scorekeepers, timers, announcers, grounds crews, medical and ambulance services, game officials, security, awards, training and custodial – totaled $87,791. Officials ($38,945) and security ($20,291) were the costliest. At Canyon Crest, these accounts showed the greatest income and expenses for 2009-2010: Account
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Yearbook $188,383 $183,401 ASB Cards $54,270 $120 Winter Formal $41,461 $29,933 Senior Committee $39,067 $46,040 Envision, Instrumental Music $37,524 $33,955 Prom $35,242 $19,952 Envision, Theater $30,178 $28,071 Envision, Dance $25,401 $8,750 Marquee $23,613 $61,806 Boys Lacrosse $21,659 $15,121 Boys Basketball $19,501 $18,306 P.E. Clothes $11,932 $4,987 Envision, Vocal Music $11,335 $11,002 Improv Club $10,755 $7,702 Century Club Invitational $10,062 $5,797 Game Officials $10,020 $22,632 Student Store $9,990 $17,424 For CCA, general supplies cost ASB $36,104, and Director’s Fund cost $10,023. The $8,298 expense for ASB cards at Torrey Pines, compared to the $120 cost for ASB cards at Canyon Crest, may have been because one school might have ordered enough cards for multiple years or the schools may be on different ordering cycles, Dill said. Odd items, like the marquee at Canyon Crest, may be one-time-only, for initial costs to buy and install. For both schools, funds that were in the red often had money transferred in from other accounts to reduce the imbalance.
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$809,702, and expenses of $779,050 – for an ending balance of $363,933. The ASB report for Canyon Crest Academy shows a beginning balance of $232,682, income of $701,683, and expenses of $704,154 – for an ending balance of $230,211. In the Torrey Pines ASB records, there were 186 separate accounts – although some were listed twice, with one account showing income and zero expenses, and a second account for the same club or activity showing expenses and zero income. Because income and expenses for the same club or activity were not always placed together in the same account, reconciling the numbers was sometimes difficult. Canyon Crest had 110 accounts, with income and expense numbers together in the same line item. Clubs, athletics, the arts, academic teams, publications, competitions, dances and yearbook were among the most active at both schools. At Torrey Pines, these accounts showed the greatest income and expenses for 2009-2010:
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18202 Via De Sueno St-Gated 6 br, 7.5 ba estate on appx 2.95 beautiful covenant manicured acres. Mahogany-paneled office/library, gourmet kit, 6 fplc, guest house, outdoor entertaining area, pool, spa. 100019797 858.756.4481
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Denzel Zepeda, John Keefer, Michael Efseaff and Casey Pascucci played blackjack with Tamara Stephens in the Solana Santa Fe “saloon.” Alexandra Youel, Madison Morgan and Mariel Alexander panned for gold. Jack Creelman and Davis Messih made burlap sacks.
Karen Creelman, Lisa Allen, Lisa Morris and Susie Mikolajewski demonstrated how to decorate copper frames.
Amanda Arnett practiced Chinese writing.
After making tortillas, Annie Richard and Morgan Schreiber were ready to learn how to Betsy Richard showed Luke Luke Mikolajewski how to make a write Chinese characters. necklace with the “gold” and “diamond” pieces found that day.
Bella Yates, Maya DiFrancesco and Amaya Mirsky learned how to make tortillas from scratch.
Aidan Davis enjoyed a chocolate coin he won at the SSF “saloon.”
After panning for gold, Allison Martin and Michael Efseaff Aiden Borts showed off in the Go West performance. what he found.
Solana Santa Fe CA Day Whether they were dressed in cowboy hats and plaid shirts or bonnets and prairie skirts, fourth grade students at Solana Santa Fe recently experienced what it was like in California during the mid-1800s. During
the school’s annual CA Day celebration on March 25, students panned for “gold,” made tortillas, sewed burlap bags and tried their luck in the school saloon. They also learned Chinese writing and decorated
copper frames. Afterward, they sang California-themed songs and squared danced in their Go West performance. Photos/Stacey Phillips
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Lifelong love of animals shaped Robin Cohen’s career Native San Diegan Robin Cohen grew up near Mt. Helix in East County, where she was surrounded by lots of land and animals. “My mom drew the line with reptiles but everything else was welcomed into our home,” she recalled of her childhood. Those early days laid the foundation for a life-long love of animals, which ultimately led her to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, a private nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people. Cohen started working there in 1992 after earning her degree in cultural anthropology at UCSD. Though Cohen went into the job thinking it’d be a temporary gig while she went to graduate school, Robin Cohen she soon realized that she’d “basically hit the job lottery” and decided to stay. “Why would I leave when I get to work with great staff and volunteers, wonderful animals, make people smile all day and bring my dog to work,” she asked. Cohen now helps to run the center’s Pet Encounter Therapy (PET) program, which brings animals to visit people in facilities such as abused children’s shelters, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, and senior centers. Though she’s been involved with PET for 17 years, Cohen said she’s continually “amazed by the healing that is offered by our volunteers and animals.” When Cohen is not bringing the joy of animals to others, she loves spending time with her large extended family, and her own adopted animals, a parakeet and a 13-year-old sheltie, which once worked as a therapy dog though these days he’s “mostly retired and spoiled.”
1. What brought you to this neighborhood? My work brought me to this area. I started working at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in 1992 and thought it would be a short-term position while I figured out what I wanted to do after college. I soon fell in love with every aspect of what we do for the animals and for our community and have never left. It has been an incredible 19 years. 2. What makes this town special to you? It is a beautiful place to work. And there are animals everywhere you look. 3. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract, or improve in the area? I think that there should be more affordable housing available throughout San Diego that allows pets. Too many animals are surrendered because their owners can’t find a place to live that will let them keep their companion. No person that cherishes animals should have to live without a loving pet — especially our seniors. 4. Who or what inspires you? My parents inspire me every day with the love that they have for each other and for their family. They will be celebrating 50 years of marriage this June
and I am still in awe of the life that they have built together. I am also inspired by the people that work in the non-profit world – both paid and volunteer. There are so many un-sung heroes in our community that quietly go about saving the world. 5. If you hosted a dinner party for 8, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? There are so many people that I would like to meet from history. Michelangelo, Moses, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King to name a few. I would also invite my mother’s grandparents so I could meet the people that were brave enough to leave the only home that they ever knew to find a better life in America for their family. It would also be fun to meet Helen Woodward to see what she thinks of how we have grown. And my bonus guest would be my sheltie that just passed from cancer. She would enjoy getting some tasty tidbits from the table. 6. Tell us about what you are currently reading. I am in the middle of “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan, which was recommended by my 13-year-old niece. And the next book on my nightstand is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.
7. What is your most prized possession? Possessions have never been that important to me. I feel really lucky that I have a home, a safe car and a fulfilling job. But I do have a few prized treasures in my life – my family, my friends and my sweet sheltie. 8. What do you do for fun? I enjoy hiking, gardening, reading, painting, dinning out and going to the movies. 9. Please describe your greatest accomplishment. Managing the Pet Encounter Therapy (PET) program for the last 17 years. Our mission is to bring the unconditional love and tactile benefits of animals to people in need. I have worked with some pretty incredible volunteers and animals and over the years we have made over 7,000 visits in our community. The people that we visit light up when our animals come in the room, they smile, laugh and sometimes cry because of what they are dealing with – and our animals and volunteers are there to simply hear them and to love them. 10. What is your motto or philosophy of life? “Please let me be the person that my dog thinks I am.”
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April 7, 2011
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Athenaeum Jazz at The Neurosciences Institute Friday, April 8, 8 p.m. Chico Pinheiro Group with special guest Bob Mintzer Monday, May 9, 8 p.m. Geoffrey Keezer’s “40-ish” Birthday Concert The Athenaeum’s jazz program returns to The Neurosciences Institute for our annual spring series, featuring a return visit by rising Brazilian star guitarist/vocalist Chico Pinheiro and a special birthday tribute performance by brilliant pianist Geoffrey Keezer. $25 members/$30 nonmembers Call for tickets (858) 454-5872 www.ljathenaeum.org
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Whale Watching Adventures Through April 10 9:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. & 1:30–5 p.m. Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Join aquarium naturalists for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from their Alaska feeding grounds to Baja California. Don’t forget your camera!
Trey McIntyre Project Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Birch North Park Theatre Tickets: $60, $50, $30 This sexy young group of high-caliber dancers has been hailed by the New York Times as “One of America’s most surprising talents!”
Mexico: Expected/Unexpected On view through May 15 Featuring artworks from the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection (CIAC), Mexico: Expected/Unexpected showcases the key figures of the Mexican contemporary art scene alongside selected international art practitioners.
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Bridges Tennis & Recreation Centre Grand Opening A Grand Opening was held April 3 for the new Bridges Tennis & Recreation Centre, located at The Bridges Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The event featured live entertainment, sports exhibitions, childrenâ€™s activities and more. Photos/Rob McKenzie
Bridges director of sales and marketing Gordon Cooke, center, with tennis greats Pieter Aldrich, Ray Moore, Rod Laver and Charlie Pasarell
Amanda and Janelle Shaffer
Melissa Bianchi and Dallas
Carol and Michail Pieczonka, Lisa Ferris
Jackie Riley, Blake Bianchi
Greg and Julie Gerken
Sarah and Brad Vo
(Above left) Jonathan, Sabrina, Steve & Lauren Ort; (Above right) Allison & Patty Aguirre; (Above bottom) Brian Fortini, Nancy Chapel; (Bottom left) Kristin, Kyle, Rick, Derik & Reese Engebretsen; (Below) The new tennis facility.
Marlena Medford, Trudy Synobis, Linette Page
Brenda Weissman, Stacy Harris with daughter Sloan, Gina Jordan
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April 7, 2011
Brothers join forces to raise funds for Epilepsy research BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer Zel’s Del Mar recently hosted a fundraising dinner for the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County’s upcoming 12th Annual “Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk for Epilepsy,” the largest event of its kind in the nation. On Sunday, April 17, hundreds of San Diegans will come together at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay for the annual 15-mile bike ride and 5K walk and run, all in hopes of educating the public about epilepsy and raising funds for the foundation’s research and programs. Among those participants will be Bill Glassman, who has suffered
from epilepsy for about four years and is the brother of Zel’s Del Mar owner Greg Glassman. The brothers say giving back to worthy causes like these keeps with a family tradition set forth by their grandfather Zel, who was fixture in Del Mar and was dubbed the “unofficial mayor” thanks to community involvement. “Our grandfather was one of the guys who did a lot for [this area] and a lot for other people,” said Greg, who’s been at the helm of Zel’s for about a year and a half. “People still come in here and tell me stories about my grandfather, and how he helped. We want to
Bill Glassman with his wife, Joelma, and daughter Bianca Lani keep that alive, so we’re finding ways to keep giving back.” With help from Greg, brother Bill is now raising money for his team Aloha
Del Mar Antique Show & Sale at Fairgrounds April 15-16 The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale will be held April 15-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Now in its 51st successful year, Calendar Antique Shows will present 65,000 square feet of antiques, vintage collectibles and decorator items (more than 250 premier antique dealers from all over California & the Western United States). The show hours Friday and Saturday are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The admission of $8 is good for the entire run of the show, with free return privileges. Fifty percent discount available at www.calendarshows.com; 800-943-7501.
Oe Seizures, which will be competing in the April 16 event. “Aloha Oe is a Hawaiian word that means goodbye forever and it was used for
my team because I just want to get rid of these seizures forever,” explained Bill, a San Diego resident who once lived in Hawaii, where his daughter was born. At one point Bill said he was suffering about one seizure a day and now, with treatment, he has about one seizure per month. “When you have one of these seizures, it takes you down for the next day because every muscle in your body hurts — it’s horrible,” he said. Bill’s epilepsy did not hit until his late 30s and doctors are not entirely sure what triggered his epilepsy because causes can range from genetics to diets to head trauma.
His hope is that through fundraising and outreach he can help to further epilepsy research and education. If you would like to make a donation to his team, you can email him at Billyg63@ Gmail.com. For more information about Sharon’s Ride.Run. Walk for Epilepsy please visit sharonforepilepsy.org. For more information about the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County please visit epilepsysandiego. org, call (619) 296-0161, or email info@epilepsysandiego. org. For more information about Zel’s Del Mar please visit zelsdelmar.com or call (858) 755-0076.
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Betty Blair, Nancy Gardner, Jan Clark, Don Lindsay
Robin Reese, Aaron Alvarez, Lisa Reese
Actress Jenn Gotzon, radio talk show host Rick Amato, FRWF President Linda Dealy
Betty Blair, Adrienne Selekman
Lisa Calvo, Donna Vance
Marykay Burch, Joan Healy
Rick Amato, Kimberly O’Hara, TJ O’Hara
Gigi Fenley, Kate Williams, Lola Green, Walter Green
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Linda Dealy, state Assembly candidate Sherry Hodges, Jesse Hodges
Fairbanks Republican Women attend special screening In cooperation with radio show host Rick Amato, Fairbanks Republican Women members attended a movie screening March 29 at the Flower Hill Ultra Star theaters for the mystery film “Doonby.” The film was produced by Mark Joseph, a producer of “The Passion of the Christ” and the upcoming Ronald Reagan documentary. Photos/Jon Clark Rick Amato, Kenneth and Lynne Happel
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April 7, 2011
Newly opened ‘The Avenue Gallery’ welcomes acclaimed Dutch artist
(Top, far left) Time for lunch at Horizon Prep’s Dad’s Day! (L-R) Chase Whitton, Noah & Robert Herring, Mark, Joshua & Nathan Coons; (Top, center) David and Keenan Martin (4th grade) at Horizon Prep’s Final Dad’s Day of the year; (Top, right) Horizon Prep 2nd grader Isabella Raiszadeh snags a hug from Dad, Ramin; (Bottom, far left) Jacquelyn & Peter Todd gearing up for dodge ball It was hard to tell who was having more fun at Horizon Prep’s recent Dad’s Day event at Horizon Prep’s Dad’s — the Dads or the students! The summer-like weather was perfect for a rousing game of Day; Horizon Prep Dad Dad’s versus kids dodge ball. The Dad’s exclamations of “Got you!” and “Watch out!” Lance Morgans takes aim could be heard over the roar of laughter from the Horizon Prep Lions side of the field. at his son during Dad’s Day Dad’s Day is held four times throughout the year. It gives Dad’s a chance to step out of dodge ball. their workday and step back into the joys of childhood with a brown-bag lunch & recess with their children. Horizon Prep is a Christ-centered, classically based school and serves 450 students preschool - 8th grade. Horizon Prep is in the top 3 percent nationwide on standardized test scores and is fully accredited with WASC and ACSI.
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The Avenue Gallery recently opened in Solana Beach’s Cedros Avenue Design District. As its debut artist, The Avenue Gallery is now showing select works by the internationally- acclaimed Dutch artist Andre Balyon. Balyon was born in the Hague, Netherlands, and began his training at age 15 under the tutelage of various Dutch Masters. His fascination with the colorings of sky and clouds is evident in many of his oil paintings. Taking further inspiration from major artists George Inness and John Singer Sargent, Balyon perfected his craft , and has since exhibited in both Europe and the U.S. Balyon now resides in the Carmel area with his wife and daughter. In addition, The Avenue Gallery is featuring oils and watercolors from several private collections. The Avenue Gallery is located at 414 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach. Hours are: Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. Call (858) 2454841.
Woodward Center Pet of the Week “Chandler” is a 4-and-a-half-year old, neutered, male, Papillon blend. Things are gonna be great! “Chandler” is a perfect pooch ready to please. He knows some basic commands but with a small refundable deposit, comes with free training with Rob Kuty of San Diego Pet Training! Fully grown at just 12 pounds and best in a home with ages 17 years and older. Make a coffee date to come meet “Chandler.” He’ll be there for you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations and microchip identification. For more information call 858-756-4117, option #1 or visit www.animalcenter.org
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Spring cleaning for TPHS Stadium March was spring cleaning time at Torrey Pines High School! The TPHS lacrosse teams put down their lax sticks and picked up rakes, shovels and brooms to beautify Falcon Stadium. Scholar-athletes from both the Boys and the Girls lacrosse programs, as well as parents, worked enthusiastically for three hours pulling weeds, removing 30 bags of trash, clearing drains and sweeping the stands. With budget cuts to schools, very little manpower goes to keeping up the grounds and facilities besides nominal trash removal so the students have enthusiastically stepped up to fill in some gaps! The Brown family generously provided pizza for more than 60 participants after the work was done. This was the first community service project coordinated by new boys lacrosse head coach Jono Zissi, and TPHS parent volunteer Kellie Doyle. Continuing opportunities for TPHS lacrosse players to give back to others currently include a Red Cross donation drive for Japan, as well as other events to be announced. For more information on activities or volunteer opportunities at Torrey Pines High School, please contact the Foundation Office at (858) 793-3551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
attendees the keys to “”Getting What You Want Before you Forget What It Is! Carter quips, “You’re not in a difficult marriage, it’s comedy material,” and “You don’t have the boss from hell, it’s a heckler.” Through her unique approach of delivering big laughs with a big message, she uses the “power of the punch line” to connect with audiences and help them take a different view of the stressful and difficult events in their lives. Carter, who has been featured on “Oprah,” is one of America’s top motivational humorists, international speaker, author of the best-selling books “The Comedy Bible” and “Standup Comedy,” and comedy workshop trainer. The Women in Business Symposium, produced by Sheila McDonnell, is the only local event of its kind… its intention is to provide a fun and stimulating day for businesswomen to refresh their business passions and make new contacts. Event admission is $95 if registered before May 13. Registration, sponsorship and exhibit information is available at www.WIBSymposium. com.
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The 12th Annual Women in Business Symposium, being held on Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, has selected this year’s keynote speakers. Both are powerful presenters and critically-acclaimed, award-winning women who have inspired many throughout their illustrious careers. This year’s theme is “Sharing the Power of ‘So What’s Next?!’” Many women take on so much in their daily lives and still face each day with an internal strength and forward-looking attitude of “So What’s Next?! I can handle it!” Rita Kahn will address the attendees with “So What?!, Do It Anyway, Lady!” for the times when those same strong women hesitate or allow challenging times to slow them down. Kahn is a nationally- recognized columnist, TV hostess, Distinguished Toastmaster and professional speaker. She uses lots of humor and outrageous personal inspirational stories that make her audience realize that “you can do it, too!” And as we look to “So What’s Next?!” on a daily basis, life and work can sometimes become stressful. Judy Carter will give
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Sonâ€™s birth brings director to town as his latest film opens BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor Saoirse Ronan stars as â€œHannaâ€? in the new thriller hitting theater screens on Friday, April 8. The story instantly mesmerizes as a young girl pits her survival skills against an animal twice her size and strength, Mother Nature, and her own father. â€œHanna,â€? a mix of genres that blend seamlessly, excites and intrigues thanks to an inventive story by Seth Lochhead (screenplay by Lochhead and David Farr), and superb direction by Joe Wright. The British-born Wright is in town to promote the film and be near his wifeâ€™s family. â€œFour weeks ago my wife gave birth to our first child, a son, born at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas,â€? Wright said beaming. â€œBaby and wife are fine, and babyâ€™s 90-year-old grandfather is very proud.â€? Wright has an impressive resume â€” he directed â€œThe Soloistâ€? (starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey
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Jr.), â€œPride & Prejudiceâ€? and â€œAtonement,â€? the latter two garnered him many awards. Wright said he worked with the young Ronan in â€œAtonement,â€? for which she received an Academy Award nomination at age 13. In an exclusive interview with this newspaper group, Wright said it was Ronan who suggested to the studio they hire him to direct â€œHanna.â€? â€œShe was on board before me, and as soon as I read the script I wanted to do it for Saoirse (pronounced â€œsear-shaâ€?) and me, too,â€? Wright said. â€œI was
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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Baseball: Torrey Pines won the North County tournament as the Falcons defeated Vista 4-1 in the April 2 title game. Brock Larson pitched a three-hitter to lead the Falcons, who improved their overall record for the season to 11-1 with their sixth straight win. Larson struck out 11 batters and allowed four walks and one earned run. Reed Mason had two hits to lead the Falcons offensively. The title game victory followed a 7-4 win against Del Norte on March 30 and a 3-2 victory over Fallbrook the next day. Taylor Murphy and Michael Mullen each had two hits to lead the Falcons in the Del Norte game. The Falcons beat Fallbrook in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 2-1 deficit in their last at-bat in the bottom of the seventh when with Kyle Johnson hit a two-run homer. Brian Thene struck out seven batters and allowed two runs on seven-hits and two walks. ***** Cathedral Catholic had its nine-game winning streak snapped as the Dons were no-hit in a 1-0 loss to Mira Mesa in the title game of the nonleague City Conference tournament on April 2. Ryan Segars, Mitchell Barnes-Wallace, Joey Portugal and Christian Erese combined to no-hit a Dons team that averages 5.7 runs per game and hadn’t been shutout all year. The Dons advanced to the finals after defeating Mira Mesa 3-0 on March 31 and Christian 9-3 the next day. Michael Martin pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Dons over Mira Mesa in the first meeting between the two teams. Martin struck out seven batters and allowed three walks. Nico Garbella led the Dons offensively with two hits including a double and two runs scored. Tommy Valles added a double and one RBI. Brandon Nelson had two hits including a double, drove in three runs and scored two runs to lead the Dons in the Christian game. The Dons overall record for the season fell to 9-2. ***** Santa Fe Christian extended its winning streak to six games as the Eagles defeated San Diego 13-3 in a nonleague City Conference tournament game on March 31. Nolan Gannon had three hits including a double and a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the Eagles, and John Gamble contributed three hits. The victory followed a 15-0 trouncing of Kearny two days earlier in which Gannon struck out 14 batters in six innings, combining with Jake McKinney on a one-hitter.
Gannon allowed one walk and one hit. Barrett Floyd led the Eagles offensively, going 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI. The Eagles have outscored their opponents 67-10 during their current winning streak. They improved their overall record for the season to 7-3. Softball: Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to 10 games as the Falcons swept a nonleague doubleheader from Canyon Crest Academy on April 2. Lauren Hynes pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Falcons to a 4-0 victory in the first game. Hynes struck out nine batters and allowed one walk. Emily Wolking had three hits and two runs scored and Emma Wong had two hits and one RBI to lead the Falcons offensively. Natalie Kahn had a double for CCA in the second game. Mary Lee combined with Taylor Lee on two-hit shutout to lead the Falcons to a 9-0 victory in the second game. Taylor Lee, who started, struck out six batter and allowed two hits and one walk in four innings. Hynes had three hits and two RBI, and Julia Yacker contributed a double, a triple, and three RBI to lead the Falcons offensively. The Ravens were led by Natalie Kahn, who was 2-for-4 on the day with a double in the second game. Torrey Pines improved its overall record for the season to 15-3-1. The Ravens fell to 2-6. Golf: Torrey Pines defeated Poway 185-208 in a Palomar League match on March 31. Jay Hwang shot an even-par 36 and all of his Falcons teammates shot in the 30’s on a nine-hold course at Stoneridge Golf Course. See SPORTS, page B11
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SWISH CLINIC — (Left) On April 2, the Torrey Pines Varsity Lady Falcon’s basketball team, led by Eden May and Sarah Lawrence, conducted the 7th Annual Saturday Swish basketball clinic for children at the Mountain View Community Center in National City. This year’s event was attended by 50 children. Each participant was provided with a new basketball, commemorative t-shirt and lunch. All of the participants and TPHS players had a great time and they look forward to next year’s event.
CCA Soccer Team wins four league championships (Above) The Canyon Crest soccer program capped an amazing season as the boys and girls varsity and JV soccer teams all won Valley League championships. The Lady Ravens JV team (above) was coached by Anya Bohun-Chudymiv to an unbeaten record in league play, chalking up nine wins and a single tie. TOP ROW: Jessica Bañuelos, Kay Bennett, Lauren Adams, Alexa Simitzi, Lizzy Sway, Taylor Borin, Nikki Benatar, Anisha Patel, Gabby Mahmood, Cayla Weisman; SECOND ROW: Mackenzie Lighterink, Sarina Rogers, Kay Ingrassia, Cassidy Turek, Lauren Little, Yasi Afshin, Monika Lee (captain), Emma Kaplan; BOTTOM ROW: Maddie Scott (captain), Claire Wolcott.
SPORTS continued from page B10 Michael Koenenke, Robbie Gojoangco and Michael Kim each shot a 37, and Danny Ochoa contributed a 38 score. The Falcons improved to 3-0 in league 19-0 overall for the season. Volleyball: Cathedral Catholic continued its dominance of Western League play as the Dons defeated St. Augustine 3-1 (25-21, 25-10, 22-25, 25-12) on April 1. Max Williamson had 20 kills and five aces to lead the Dons, and Alex Yanke contributed 19 kills. Dons setter Chase Bugdee had 47 assists. The Dons improved to 6-0 in league and 13-5 overall for the season. Girls lacrosse: Canyon Crest Academy defeated Westview 8-7 in a Palomar League game on April 1. Natalie Hoffman, Nikita Aitken and Lauren Rutledge each scored two goals to lead the Ravens, who improved to 4-1 in league and 5-3 overall for the season.
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Upscale gentlemanâ€™s barbershop opens just west of RSF; Grand Opening celebration to be held April 16 Vâ€™s BarbershopÂŽ Del Mar, located at 2683 Via de la Valle, Suite H, Del Mar, will host its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be the first Vâ€™s Barbershop to open in San Diego County, signifying the 13th location in the franchise network, established in 1999 in Phoenix, Ariz. In observance of National Youth Sports Safety Month (NYSSM), 50 percent of all proceeds collected for services rendered during the Grand Opening will be donated to Athletes for Education (AFE), a nonprofit organization that support youth through mentorship. San Diego Charger Steve Gregory has joined forces with AFE and will make a personal appearance at the Vâ€™s Barbershop opens in Del Mar. Grand Opening event. Photo/Klicken Photography. According to owner Scott McDaniel, â€œWeâ€™re excited to launch the first Vâ€™s Barbershop in San Diego and plan to become an integral part of the community where men will be able to enjoy the traditional father-son barbershop experience at an affordable price. Vâ€™s Barbershop is the leading, authentic menâ€™s barbershop, presenting traditional barbering services in a top quality, upscale, masculine environment. We encourage everyone to stop by our grand opening event and meet our friendly barber team. Weâ€™ll be honoring NYSSM and offering tips for junior athletes â€” itâ€™s important that our kids learn to play sports â€˜correctlyâ€™ to avoid injuries and thatâ€™s what NYSSM advocates.â€? Vâ€™s offers haircuts, shampoos, hot lather, straight-edge shaves, beard and moustache trims, along with facials, face and shoulder massages and grooming products. Vâ€™s also extends a 20 percent discount on services to all military, fire and police personnel. An allAmerican- themed Grand Opening celebration event kicks off with activities offered throughout the day, including performances by barbershop quartet Added Attraction, hourly raffles, coffee service in the morning followed by hot dogs and popcorn midday. Vâ€™s Del Mar business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://vbarbershop.com/locations/del-mar or call (858) 481-4321.
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Six shows set for next LJ Playhouse season La Jolla Playhouse an nounced its sixth and final production of the 2011-12 season: A musical adaptation of â€œSleeping Beauty Wakes,â€? to run July 19â€“Aug. 21 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. In â€œSleeping Beauty Wakes,â€? a young beauty is brought to a sleep disorder clinic, and soon all the patients find themselves sharing a familiar dream. With a score by composer Brendan Milburn and lyricist Valerie Vigoda, both of the acclaimed trio GrooveLily (â€œStriking 12,â€? â€œLong Story Shortâ€?), the production will be based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin (â€œThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeâ€?) and directed by Rebecca Taichman, who will also direct the Playhouseâ€™s 2011/12 world premiere of â€œMilk Like Sugar.â€œ â€œSleeping Beauty Wakes â€œ will be a co-production with Princetonâ€™s McCarter Theatre. The complete 2011/12 Playhouse season includes: â€˘ World-premiere of â€œA Dram of Drummhicit,â€? by Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley, directed by Christopher Ashley, May 17â€“June 12, Mandell Weiss Theatre â€˘ â€œPeer Gynt,â€? by Hen-
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What one person thinks “expensive”, isn’t so to another. Everything is relative. This is especially true for those purchasing local real estate with Euros, Loonies, Yen or Yuan. In fact, for many European, Canadian, or Mexican real estate investors, purchasing prime coastal real estate in Rancho Santa Fe can now be done at an amazingly steep discount. All thanks to Mr. Bernanke, who as you know, has continued to cut points in the Fed rate, which has helped trigger further declines in the dollar versus other foreign currencies. And as of this writing, the US dollar against the Euro currently hovers around $1.39, which can be a dream or a nightmare; all depending upon the denomination of ones bank account. Rancho Santa Fe real estate has long been the desired target of many wealthy foreign investors. But with the falling dollar, Rancho Santa Fe real estate has now become a screaming bargain to foreign investors around the world.
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Your Family Matters: Answering your kidsâ€™ questions BY DR. KEITH KANNER Itâ€™s not as easy as you think when you have to answer your kidsâ€™ questions. To begin with, sometimes we donâ€™t know the answer, and we also have to take the question seriously and answer them in Dr. Keith Kanner a way that satisfies their curiosity, makes them feel better, and teach them something that they will likely remember because it came from you, the parent, instead of a teacher. So, answering questions is a pretty big deal. To make matters even more complicated is that the answer to the particular question has to also consider your childâ€™s cognitive (thinking) and emotional levels or that answer might cause more harm than good. For example, last night my 6- year-old was very afraid of the thunder and lightening storms. Living in Southern California his entire life, the storm probably feels like an earthquake would feel to us because they are very unfamiliar. He was very cute, but very afraid. He asked important questions such as: â€œDoes lightening ever kill people?â€?; â€œWhat happens if it hits your house?â€?; Are we going to die from this?â€? In the back of my truck, my 8- and 11-year-olds were rolling their eyes and laughingly telling him that he should go swimming today with a golf club in his hand. So, he is now really confused. Obviously here the point is that my 6- year-old is concerned about things that my other two are not because they are older and able to understand things differently and do not need me as much to soothe them as I already answered these questions for them when they were younger. Of course, when I reminded them of that talk, they refused to give me any credit. In fact, they were able to even joke about the storm, rather than be afraid, yet my 11year- old did find the noise â€œannoying,â€? which is clearly a â€œtweenâ€? response. Taken together, each parent has to remember to take in consideration the age of the child asking the question. I should also mention that allowing the older siblings to help with the answer to the questions of a younger
sibling should be supervised or the older siblings who love, yet also resent that younger brother or sister, may try to inflict some fear just for â€œfun.â€? This is what happened in my truck last night and I had to ask my older kids to let me do the talking on this one. Step two is thinking about what you want them to learn. The times when our children ask us questions are what I call â€œMagic Moments,â€? because this is a valuable time to teach our kids about the world and we have their attention when they come to us with questions. So, think it through before you respond. The third step is helping to reduce their anxiety. In other words, when a child comes to you with fear, your job is to take it away with your words and hugs. In addition, using some printed information materials to help you teach your children can be very helpful as long as it is not overly graphic or â€œtoo much information (TMI),â€? which could backfire your attempts to calm them down. In my case last night, we looked up storms in â€œThe New Book of Knowledgeâ€? (which I recommend to all households to own â€“ Scholastic Publishers) and read about what storms are all about and normalized the experience which calmed my 6-year-old down. We actually used this research for all of the kidsâ€™ mandatory reading for their school for the night. So, after I explained how rain and storms are made; used some printed material to support my teaching; gave him tons of hugs and assurance that he was safe indoors from rain, thunder, and lightening, he fell asleep with a calm look on his face. He woke up, however, and asked me why his brother and sister told him to go swimming with a golf club? I told him that just like when he gets mad that he is not the older kid, they get mad that he gets to be the younger one and sometimes they like to play tricks when they are mad. We ended the conversation with me telling him that his questions were great, thanked him for asking me, and told him that before he does what his brother or sister tell him to do, check it out with me first. Tonight I have a meeting scheduled with my two older kids about how they need to respond to their little brotherâ€™s questions. Key Points: 1. Consider the age of the child asking the question â€“ donâ€™t go beyond what they can understand 2. Think about your answer and what
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you want them to learn 3. These are â€œMagic Momentsâ€? â€“ take them seriously 4. Your objective is to teach but also soothe â€“ take away their anxiety Dr. Keith Kanner is host/anchor - Your Family Matters - WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of â€œYour Family Matters â€” Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmasâ€? (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.
Upcoming Indian Music & Dance Festival features Carnatic music When you think of Indian music, you probably think of the sitar, and the intricate beat of the tabla, the drum that accompanies it. This is Hindustani music, from the north of India, first popularized in the West half a century ago by Ravi Shankar. But the Indian Music & Dance Festival in his honor thatâ€™s coming to La Jollaâ€™s Jewish Community Center April 13-17 will feature a different kind of Indian classical music. Itâ€™s a form that only recently started attracting Western attention â€” Carnatic music, from the southern part of the subcontinent. Though both forms are largely improvisational, Carnatic music includes more singing, and lacks the Persian and Islamic influences of northern music. Also â€” surprisingly â€” one of its featured instruments is the violin. The 4th annual festival, celebrating Ravi Shankarâ€™s 91st birthday, includes five days of events, beginning with a musical workshop/
Violin-playing brothers Ganesh/Kumaresh demonstration Wednesday evening. As always, the festival is produced by IFAASD, the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Indian classical music. The festival will be held at the Garfield Theatre, JCC, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla. Tickets: From $25; www.indianfinearts.org. â€” Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
OBITUARIES Carmen Ann Kuehler 1935 â€“ 2011 Carmen Ann Kuehler died March 31, 2011 in her home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, surrounded by family. Born in 1935 in Los Angeles, CA, Carmen attended college in California and Connecticut, completing certiďŹ cates in both teaching and interior design. She practiced both of these careers in the U.S. Army, in her community, and for family and friends. Carmen married the love of her life in 1955 (Jack Kuehler) and they lived throughout the United States. Carmen enjoyed socializing, renovating homes, gardens and people. Her love of life and religious faith energized everyone around her. She will be remembered for her generous spirit. She was actively involved in community service her entire life from programs to improve literacy, serving on the board of a homeless shelter, building wells and schools in Africa, establishing computer centers in schools, and helping in soup kitchens around the country. She founded the
Kuehler Family Foundation in 2009. She is survived by her ďŹ ve children (Michael, David, Christy, Danny and Cyndi); twelve grandchildren (Emily, David, Kevin, Danielle, Carlynn, Anna, Mary Margaret, Bronwyn, Michael, Nick, Riley and Jimmy); one great-grandchild (Elin); ďŹ ve daughter and son-in-laws (Karen, Maureen, Randee, Robert and Alan); ďŹ ve of her nine siblings; many wonderful friends ,and one loyal labradoodle (Charley). Memorial gifts may be made to the Kuehler Family Foundation, PO Box 811, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. The Foundation is administered through the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation â€“ therefore checks should be written to the â€œRancho Santa Fe Foundationâ€? and earmarked for the Kuehler Family Foundation. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Church of the Nativity, 6309 El Apajo Rd., Rancho Santa Fe, Monday April 11th at 11 am. Please sign her guest book online at obituaries. sdranchcoastnews.com
Mr. Alan Roy Wingrove 1929 - 2011 Mr. Wingrove, 82, of Escondido, passed away Mar. 29, 2011. Arrangements by American Cremation Service - Escondido.
Mr. Rolf Henry Valdemar Hoog 1933 - 2011 Mr. Hoog, 78, of Temecula, passed away March 25, 2011. Arrangements by American Cremation Service - Escondido.
Ms. Alexis Bridget Scialo 1947 - 2011 Ms. Scialo, 63, of Oceanside, passed away March 28, 2011. Arrangements by American Cremation Service - Carlsbad. Simple and DigniďŹ ed 8690 Aero Dr., Ste. 107 San Diego 92123 FD 1921
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Lux welcomes artist Rick Stich
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At a reception held March 26, Lux Art Institute, San Diego’s first LEED certified interactive art destination, welcomed Santa Barbara-based painter Rick Stich as the next resident artist of the 2010/2011 season. An avid surfer, Stich finds his inspiration in the color, reflection and movement of water and in its interplay with light and landscape. From now through April 23, Stich will be living and working at Lux, while creating a 4 x 6 foot painting, as well as studies on paper, inspired by water. He will also be building a dock and a water feature inside the Lux studio as part of his installation. Visitors can “see art happen” while he is in residence and view his exhibit, featuring 18 of Stich’s paintings, through May 18. Lux Art Institute is located at 1550 South El Camino Real in Encinitas, Calif. For more information about donations, memberships, volunteer opportunities and more, visit www.luxartinstitute.org or call 760-4366611. Photos/Jon Clark
Artist Rick Stich with his work “Water Mirror #1”
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Local resident follows dream and finds fulfillment in new career as a mentor BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD Staff Writer After immigrating here from Ireland as a young woman, local resident Michelle Finegan Saunders joined the American masses climbing the corporate latter. She spent the next 23 years making a name for herself in the pharmaceutical marketing industry, something that eventually earned her a nomination as a top mentor to women in the life sciences industry. No doubt, she’d finally reached the top of that corporate latter — but she wasn’t’ living her true American dream, she said. “Being recognized as a mentor really caused me to step back and take stock of my life,” Finegan Saunders said. “I realized that though I’d really enjoyed my work in the pharmaceutical industry, it wasn’t a fit for me any longer.” Instead, she said she longed for something that let her use her natural mentoring skills to help others, while affording her a more flexible lifestyle so she could spend more time with her young daughter. Three years later, she has found a calling that fits the bill working as a certified executive and business coach. “To anyone who wants to follow their heart and change careers I always like to use a quote I love: ‘Feel the fear, and do it anyway,” she said. “It is important in your next career,
especially if you change industries or fields, that you stop comparing what you used to do to what you are doing now. You must forge forward and seize the opportunities ahead of you. “If you hear a voice telling you something Michelle Finegan needs to change, listen, Saunders and go in the direction of your dream.” Finegan Saunders said after going in the direction of her own dream, she now enjoys a better quality of life, and finally has that free time to devote to her 9-year-old daughter, who was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But perhaps the biggest payback is how highly rewarding her work is, she added. Using her many years of executive experience, she helps her clients get a clear sense of what they really want to achieve in the workplace, and how to best get there. She also arms them with the tools that they may lack to help them advance up that corporate latter, like the confidence to effectively negotiate that promotion, for example. For more information about Finegan Saunders, please visit michellescoaching. com
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Americana keeps customers coming to its cozy ‘corner’ in Del Mar village BY KELLEY CARLSON andy Gruber is living his Americana dream. “This is what I envisioned and more,” said the fourthgeneration restaurateur and chef at his Del Mar eatery, which serves American food with a Mediterranean influence. Located in the historic Stratford Square, at the corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street, the restaurant hosts customers day and night. During breakfast and lunch, sunlight filters in the paned windows as customers chat with one another and read newspapers in what Gruber describes as a “diner-esque” setting — funky and eclectic, yet warm and inviting, as reflected in the artwork and checkered floor. Rock and reggae music play; some customers opt to sit on the covered patio with their dogs. Earlier in the day, there are waffles, omelettes and breakfast plates, some of which are named after people in Gruber’s life, such as Casey’s Call and Lina’s Breakfast Sandwich. As the day continues, entree salads, soups, burgers and grilled sandwiches are
Steak Frites, served with wine from Bogle Vineyards and a side of Tuscan bread, garlic herb butter and house-marinated olives
It’s breakfast time at Americana Restaurant. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
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On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at delmartimes.net. Click ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Americana’s Grilled Lamb Chops with Roasted Eggplant Salad offered. Kids menus are available for youngsters age 10 and under. At night, the restaurant undergoes a transformation. The music becomes more jazzy and mellow; the lights dim; candles are lit. A full bar is offered, including beer (on tap and bottled) and wine. “It’s a little more ‘bistro-y,’ ” Gruber said of the evening vibe. Some of Gruber’s personal favorite dinner dishes include Steamed New Zealand Green Lip Mussels, Steak Frites, and the Dylan’s and the Caramelized Figs Thin Crust Pizzas. He said everything is made from scratch and he buys local whenever
possible, including the bread, which is from O’Brien’s Boulangerie in Del Mar. A prix-fixe dinner menu is offered for $30 Tuesday through Saturday nights, which includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and a glass of wine. Also, it’s half-price for a bottle o wine every evening, compared to full price at lunch time. Restaurant goers have about 50 vintages from which to choose; the special price not available with other promotions Gruber said that while reservation can be made for dinner, there are plenty of walk-ins; however, seating is on a first-come, first-serv basis during the day. The busiest times tend to be on the weekend and during the Del Mar racetrack season, from mid-July through early September. Americana can accommodate 55 people inside and about 70 on the patio. Takeout is available, which can come in handy during the restaurant’s busy times or for customers on the go. Americana also offers full-servic catering. Gruber said the restauran has served at events in Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo and Poway.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009136 The name of the business: Multi Facet Remodels located at: 2345 #A 7th Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 mailing address: PO BOX 231861 Encinitas, CA 92023, is hereby registered by the following: Todd Blincoe 2345 7th Street, #A, Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 28, 2011 Todd Blincoe April. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 RSF159 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-008713 The name of the business: Prompt Investigations located at: 569 C Ave. Coronado, CA 92118 SD County mailing address: PO BOX 181381 Coronado, CA 92178, is hereby registered by the following: Kimberly Usrey 569 C Ave. Coronado, CA 92118. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: 8/1/1990. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 23, 2011 Kimberly Usrey, Owner RSF157 Mar. 31 Apr. 7, 14, 21, 2011 SUMMONS- CIVIL To: Russel H. Lewis NOTICE! YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. THE COURT MAY DECIDE AGAINST YOU WITHOUT YOUR BEING HEARD UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. Case No. A-10-624854-C Dept. No. XII District Court- Clark County, Nevada Bank of Nevada, a Nevada bank, Plaintiff, vs. Rhino Offroad Industries, Inc., a Nevada corporation; Russel H. Lewis, a California resident; Howard A. Pearl, a Nevada resident, Defendant. To the Defendant(s): A civil Complaint has been ďŹ led by the Plaintiff(s) against you for the relief set forth in the Complaint. The object of the action is Breach of Contract. 1. If you intend to defend this lawsuit, within 20 days after this Summons is served on you, exclusive of the day of service, you must do the following: (a) File with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written response to the Complaint in accordance with the rules of the Court, with the appropriate ďŹ ling fee. (b) Serve a copy of your response upon the attorney whose name and address is shown below. 2. Unless you respond, your default will be entered upon application of the Plaintiff(s) and failure to so respond will result in a judgment of default against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint, which could result in the taking of money or property or other relief requested in the Complaint. 3. If you intend to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so your response may be ďŹ led on ti me. 4. The State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies,
ofďŹ cers, employees, board members, commission members and legislators each have 45 days after service of this Summons within which to ďŹ le an Answer or other responsive pleading to the Complaint. Steven D Grierson, Clerk of the Court JoseďŹ na San Juan, Deputy Clerk Dated: Nov. 9, 2010 Regional Justice Center 200 Lewis Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89155 Attorneys for Plaintiff: Gayle A. Kern, NV Bar# 1620 Sarah V. Carrasco, NV Bar# 8017 Gayle A. Kern, LTD. Mountain View Corporate Center 5421 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200 Reno, NV 89511 775-324-5930 RSF156 Mar. 31 Apr. 7, 14, 21, 2011 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Carolyn Von Gaertner Case Number 37-2011-00150086-PRPW-NC To all heirs, beneďŹ ciaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Carolyn Von Gaertner. A Petition for Probate has been ďŹ led by Linda Murchison in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Linda Murchison be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person ďŹ les an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: May 13, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 23 of Superior Court, 325 South Melrose Vista, CA 92081. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or ďŹ le written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must ďŹ le your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of ďŹ rst issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for ďŹ ling claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the ďŹ le kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may ďŹ le with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the ďŹ ling of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner:
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