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April 12, 2012
Del Mar seeks solution to rising pensions BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET
As pension costs increase, threatening public services and compromising general fund budgets, Del Mar is looking into how it can maintain long-term fiscal health and reduce the liability on the city. Jim Eckmann, the pension subcommittee chair, said he has served on seven different committees and this is the “single largest financial situation” he’s faced in his years as a Del Mar resident. Earlier this month, he delivered a disheartening report to the City Council, who agreed that pensions are a serious issue, and directed city staff to begin looking for a solution. “I’d have to characterize this by saying
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we’re standing on a burning platform. Some would say it’s not burning so bad, and some would say it’s burning really bad. I know the council has a lot of priorities to juggle and so does staff, but I would urge the council to move this to a front burner,” Eckmann said. Last June, the Del Mar City Council expanded membership of the city’s finance committee from seven to nine members in order to address this issue, and analyzing the city’s long-term pension obligations was made a priority. Under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), there are
SEE PENSION, PAGE 6
Worsch Way project plans changed
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BY KAREN BILLING Developer Gary Levitt announced last week that he has abandoned his plans for a Worsch Way development of eight homes atop a hill off Worsch Drive and Del Mar Trails. He made the announcement at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s regional issues subcommittee meeting, citing too much resistance from neighbors. The project will instead be a straight subdivision of 11 homes at street level. “After last month’s meeting I heard
Emma looks over her collection of eggs during the Spring 2012 Egg Hunt on April 7 at Carmel Valley Community Park. The Annual Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt was also held April 7 at Torrey Hills Community Park. See page B15. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
(Right) For photos of the SOLANA PACIFIC Colonial/World Festival Day, see page B17.
very clearly from the neighbors that the planned proposal was not a plan the neighbors wanted,” Levitt said. The committee expressed disappointment that his original plan wouldn’t move forward. “I hope you find another site for it soon,” said co-chair Anne Harvey, noting planning board chair Frisco White likes to see the “wow” factor that moves away from cookie cutter homes.
SEE WORSCH, PAGE 13
Farnsworth named SB school district’s Teacher of the Year
Del Mar Union district selects Sleet as Teacher of the Year
BY KAREN BILLING Solana Highlands Elementary School teacher Tiffany Farnsworth always has on her metaphorical rose-colored glasses and why not? “It’s a wonderful thing to be in school,” she says brightly. “We’re all lucky we’re here.” Farnsworth’s rosy attitude no doubt contributed to her being named this year’s Solana Beach School District “Teacher of the Year.” At SBSD she has always been an education specialist, giving children the extra boost they need. “I like that you really get to target areas
BY KAREN BILLING The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) has named Del Mar Hills Academy fourth grade teacher Andrea Sleet the district’s outstanding “Teacher of the Year.” Sleet found out she was the Del Mar Hills “Teacher of the Year” at a school-wide assembly on March 26, surprised by her husband and father in attendance. She was again surprised later in the week to be called into the lunchroom for a special announcement and found superintendent Jim Peabody there to tell everyone she had earned the district honor, as well. Tiffany Farnsworth
SEE FARNSWORTH, PAGE 6
Andrea Sleet SEE SLEET, PAGE 6
PHOTO: KAREN BILLING
PHOTO: KAREN BILLING
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Del Mar/Carmel Valley crimes and arrests; March 2012
Volunteers needed for Community Emergency Response teams
The numbers of crimes and arrests/citations with valid addresses that were reported to the San Diego County’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) by April 3 for the month of March 2012 in the San Diego City neighborhoods of Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley, North City, and Torrey Highlands and the City of Del Mar are shown below: Del Mar Heights 2 Crimes against persons: 1 aggravated and 1 simple assault 14 Crimes involving property: 1 commercial and 5 residential burglaries, 2 financial, 1 malicious mischief/vandalism, 4 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle, and 1 vehicle theft 2 Other lesser crimes 27 Arrests/Citations: 3 drunk in public, 1 DUI, 2 narcotics, 2 speeding, 16 traffic other than DUI and speeding, and 3 other types Carmel Valley 4 Crimes against persons: 2 aggravated and 2 simple assaults 31 Crimes involving property: 1 commercial and 6 residential burglaries, 6 financial, 2 malicious mischief/vandalism, 1 shoplifting, 4 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle, 7 vehicle break-ins, and 4 vehicle theft 4 Other lesser crimes 78 Arrests/Citations: 1 assault, 1 curfew violation, 2 DUI, 6 narcotics, 3 speeding, 52 traffic other than DUI and speeding, and 13 other types North City
Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach residents are being asked to participate in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to learn how to care for yourself, your family and your neighbors should a disaster occur and emergency services are overwhelmed. The classes are free and open to all residents or employees of Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach who are 18 years or older. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number of victims after and during a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim. Acting as individuals first, then later as
4 Crimes against persons: 1 aggravated and 3 simple assaults 4 Crimes involving property: 3 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle and 1 vehicle break-in 12 Arrests/Citations: 1 assault, 8 speeding, 1 traffic other than DUI and speeding, and 2 other types Torrey Highlands 7 Crimes involving property: 2 residential burglaries, 1 malicious mischief/vandalism, 3 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle, and 1 vehicle break-in 7 Arrests/Citations: 2 narcotics, 3 theft, and 2 other types City of Del Mar 1 Crime against persons: 1 sex other than rape 14 Crimes involving property: 3 commercial and 1 residential burglaries, 2 malicious mischief/vandalism, 1 shoplifting, 3 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle, and 4 vehicle break-ins 47 Arrests/Citations: 1 deadly weapons, 1 drunk in public, 1 DUI, 1 narcotics, 40 traffic other than DUI and speeding, and 3 other types You can get a map that shows the location of each incident and a report that lists date, time, and hundred-block addresses at www.arjis.org. Click on Crime MAPS, read the disclaimer and background information file, and then specify a location, incident type(s), and time period. — Adrian Lee, SDPD Northwestern Division Community Relations Officer
members of teams, trained CERT volunteers can fan out within their assigned areas, extinguishing small fires, turning off natural gas inlets to damaged homes, performing light search and rescue, and rendering basic medical treatment. Trained volunteers also offer an important potential workforce to service organizations in non-hazardous functions such as shelter support, crowd control, and evacuation. The next CERT training begins April 24 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas. For more information and to register, contact Arnie Lewin email@example.com
Construction progress report for Torrey Hills condo project to be presented April 17 The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130. Garden Community Properties will update the community on the construction progress for its 384-unit, four-story condominium development on two lots at intersection of Ocean Air Drive and Calle Mar de Mariposa in Torrey Hills.
Del Mar holding Village Specific Plan public Q&A sessions The City of Del Mar is holding public “Question and Answer Sessions” on the Village Specific Plan to provide interested residents and property owners an opportunity to ask questions of City staff in an informal setting. The next session will be held on Monday, April 23, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Del Mar City Hall Annex, 235 11th Street, Del Mar. City Council is also planning a special workshop on April 30 at 6 p.m. in the TV Studio, dedicated to discussing the draft EIR and Village Specific Plan. This will be a roundtable discussion with lots of time for comments. In addition, Councilmembers and staff will be at the Saturday Farmers’ Markets from now until June to answer your questions and hear your comments. Please see http://www. delmar.ca.us/Government/Pages/VillageRevitalization.aspx for more meetings and workshops.
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Immunologist’s ‘new’ drug a gift to premature infants BY DAVE SCHWAB Most of us have tasks taking minutes, hours, days — sometimes even weeks or months to complete. Just imagine what’s it’s like to tackle a project that doesn’t come to fruition for 20 years or longer. Such was the “quest” undertaken at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla by immunologist Charles G. Cochrane, M.D. Now a professor emeritus at TSRI, Cochrane in 1988 began research to solve a chemical equation to counteract Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), a breathing disorder affecting premature infants. Newborns with RDS aren’t able to make enough
surfactant, a liquid coating their lungs allowing them to breathe. Without enough surfactant, the lungs collapse and the infant must work hard to breathe, which may result in oxygen depletion that can damage the baby’s brain and other organs if not properly treated. Twenty-four years later, following extensive research involving lab and clinical testing on animals and humans, a potentially lifesaving drug developed by Cochrane, Surfaxin, was finally approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration on March 6. What Cochrane developed is a synthetic pulmonary surfactant, KL4, that
doesn’t cause an immune reaction when administered directly into the lungs of pre-term infants. KL4 restores much of their impaired lung function within hours after birth. Development of Surfaxin was a long time coming, but all worth it because of the end result, said Cochrane. “March 6 was the date that opened huge doors to save many lives … and improve life for millions of others,” he said. When first informed in 2004 that clinical testing of Surfaxin had been successful, the 81-year-old research scientist recalls with glee he was told, “Charlie, we just
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Charles Cochrane (above) today, in his lab, and at right, in a photograph taken by Ansel Adams in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of MCASD, The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
delivered your baby.” Until now, treating 90,000 RDS infants worldwide has involved use of “animal-derived” surfactants with multiple side effects: they’re expensive, injurious to the lungs, produce negative immune reactions, and cannot be produced in sufficient quantities to meet demand. Now, said Cochrane, Discovery Labs, the company formed to manufacture and market Surfaxin (and for whom Dr. Cochrane consults) can begin distributing the drug that is applied in liquid form. Still, Cochrane said development of Surfaxin is going one step further with a new aerosol application that can expand its use
to treat other diseases and older patients. “There’s a better way of giving it, freezedrying the surfactant,” he said. “It will give it a long shelf life and make it inexpensive so it can be sent all over the world to start saving lives.” Adding the drug could be used to treat other respiratory maladies, such as cystic fybrosis and acute asthma, Cochrane said, “It’s one drug for many treatments.” Not from a medical background, Cochrane said he always had a basic interest in science. He was among the “Pittsburgh 5,” a group of then-young immunologists who transferred from that Midwestern city to TSRI when it was founded in the 1960s. Some now refer to Cochrane as “The Last of the Mohicans,” because he is the sole remaining original member of the Department of Immunology at The Scripps Research Institute. Though he always intended to get into internal medicine, Cochrane said he found immunology so compelling that he never made the switch.
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Celebrity defense attorney shares insights during lecture series BY PAT SHERMAN Internationally renown criminal defense attorney Roger J. Rosen shared stories about his most high-profile cases, including those involving Phil Spector, O.J. Simpson, Kim Basinger, Al Pacino and the Church of SciRoger Rosen entology, during April’s Group of 12 & Friends brown bag lunch. The group, which meets regularly at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, listened attentively as the Los Angeles attorney spoke about the considerations of defending celebrities. “No matter how much the client, both personally and professionally, has spent in the public eye, you as the lawyer have to prepare him or her to deal (with the media firestorm),” Rosen said. “You sit next to Al Pacino and you can’t imagine what questions he would possibly have. He’s ‘The Godfather,’ right? But there are plenty. … No matter how many times they’ve sat in front of the camera — it may have been as a director or a producer — they’ve never sat in that chair that says defendant, and that’s a whole different ballgame.” In an age where cameras and media are omnipresent, a celebrity defendant’s image is everything, including how he or she walks, holds themselves, dresses and styles their hair, Rosen said. “Whenever I speak I always get the same question from some lawyer: ‘How much control did you exercise over Mr. Spector?’” Rosen said. “I always say, ‘It’s real simple — look at his hair.’ I exercised no control over him.” Phil Spector was accused in the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, whose body was found in Spector’s Alhambra home. Rosen served as lead prosecutor on the case, though he said he reached a breaking point with Spector when the music producer, famous for his “Wall of Sound,” repeatedly refused to follow his advice. “Mr. Spector did not get my services in the second trial,” Rosen said. “I think if you look in the dictionary under the phrase ‘control freak,’ his picture is there.” To deal with the often-insatiable egos and eccentricities of some clients, Rosen said he has to play psychologist, mother, father,
best friend, and, at times, worst enemy — relaying truth a client may not want to hear. When a trial is over, Rosen said he prefers to demur from the spotlight. “When the play has ended, you go out the side door and down the alley,” he said. “You’re not the story, (although) a lot of these lawyers think they are. … You want to leave the party the same person who came to the party.” Asked if he has ever feared for his safety, Rosen recalled receiving a death threat after he represented Joe Morgan, who was considered the kingpin of the Mexican Mafia and believed responsible for committing or ordering the murders of more than 300 people. In the end, Morgan was sentenced to life in prison. “A renegade member of the Mexican Mafia showed up at my office about two weeks after the case was over and told me that the Mexican Mafia had a contract out on my life and that he might be able to negotiate for me,” Rosen recalled. “That was one organization that I took very seriously and I had a personal bodyguard for two months.” Asked if he has any moral dilemmas about some of the clients he defends — particularly when his instincts tell him a client is guilty — Rosen said defense attorneys must be able to step back and view the matter as a case, and not a client. “It has a name to it, but it’s a case,” he said. “You don’t have to become personally involved. There’s nothing that says I’m required to like my client. “I have defended some people, I don’t know whether they did it or not — even if they tell me they did it, I wasn’t there — but they have been set free,” he said. “This we know.” Having visited courthouses around the world, including those in Cairo and Damascus, Rosen said he takes comfort in his belief that the United States possesses “the very best criminal jurisprudence system on planet Earth.” “But if you’re going to ask me if it’s perfect? Not even close,” he said, noting more than 100 inmates on death row were released during the past decade when DNAtesting proved they hadn’t committed the crimes they were convicted of. Rosen said that when he wins a case, he might be invited to a victory party and then soon forgotten. Should he lose the case, the defendant could sue him for a negligent defense. “Either way I tell lawyers make sure you get paid before the verdict’s read,” he said. — For information about upcoming Group of 12 & Friends presentations, call Reena Horowitz at (858) 456-0203.
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PENSION continued from page 1 three defined benefit pools in Del Mar — firefighters, lifeguards and “miscellaneous,” meaning all other city employees. City employees by statute contribute about 8 percent of compensation to CalPERS and that is a fixed rate, meaning that the city bears the risk in the event of an increase. Del Mar’s pension costs have increased from 3.5 percent in 2002 to 11 percent in 2010. This
FARNSWORTH continued from page 1 that are beneficial to the student in their learning and accessing the curriculum, it’s pretty exciting.” Farnsworth said. “It’s all about finding the way to help that student excel.” Farnsworth had always wanted to be a teacher but she was encouraged to pursue business so she took a de-
translates to a 23 percent increase in payroll for miscellaneous employees, a 17 percent increase for lifeguards and an increase of nearly 50 percent for firefighters. Eckmann said the significant increase for firefighters is due to the age of the firefighters employed by the city. Eckmann estimates that Del Mar’s funding levels are around 65 percent for the city’s benefit pools, which would be “well below at-risk if we were dealing in the private sector,” he said. “If we were to incorporate the benchmark 6.2 per-
cent, we are at a point where private pensions are in distress,” Eckmann said. As of last June, the most recent numbers CalPERS has released, benefit pools are underfunded collectively by about $13 million, he said, and an additional $3 million is owed to CalPERS under a debt called “side find liability.” This is about one and a half times the city’s revenues, he said. Eckmann added that a Hoover Commission report released last April suggests public pension costs for cities will jump 40 to 80 percent and remain at those
levels for decades. The city saves about 6 percent by not participating in Social Security, and it does not provide health benefits to retirees. Paying off the side fund debt and floating pension costs are options, said Mayor Carl Hilliard, adding that the city has frozen employee salaries for the past several years. “We’ve been sensitive to the growing liability and concern that we all face, and that this may get out of hand,” Hilliard said. Councilman Filanc said city staff should bring a
“laundry list” of options to the council, and then have public discussion. City Councilman Don Mosier said spending more time on getting the numbers right, amid a changing economy, would not be a good exercise. He said a better idea would be to look at what the options are for the future, especially in regard to new hires. He said what needs to be examined are “the best options for a city that has done an excellent job of anticipating this problem and is in better shape than most
tour, working for 10 years in durable medical goods marketing and insurance. When she was 31, her mother and grandmother passed away and she decided it was time to do what she really wanted to do. She went back to school to San Diego State University to get her teaching credential and master’s degree in literacy. In 2004, she got her first job in the Solana Beach School District and has been
at three of the six schools: Solana Pacific, Skyline and last year she arrived at Solana Highlands. “It’s been the best decision of my life so far,” said Farnsworth. Every student is different so it keeps Farnsworth on her toes. She believes in “positive expectations and positive rewards” and approaches every day with her infectiously cheerful disposition. She also works with students on inter-personal and social skills through a videomodeling program. Small groups focus on learning about a certain social skill, such as apologizing and then they watch and make a video of themselves doing it. “I think all the schools in the Solana Beach School District are so lucky, our past superintendent (the recently retired Leslie Fausset) always said ‘ Solana Beach School District schools are the schools that every child deserves’,” Farnsworth said. “Every single teacher is inte-
gral to the success of these schools.” At Solana Highlands, Farnsworth heads up the Homework Club after school and before school holds a reading intervention group. She also is involved at the state level with the California Teachers Association and serves on the district’s insurance advisory committee. In her free time from work, Farnsworth is also on the board of directors for Girls on the Run, a group that teaches pre-teen girls ages 8 to 12 healthy lifestyle choices and self-esteem while training for a 5K race. She recalls touchingly being asked by one of her students to be her running buddy in 2007 and she has been involved with the organization ever since as a coach, event coordinator and now board member. Farnsworth also gives back to four-legged friends by volunteering at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society and is currently fostering a dog.
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continued from page 1 “I’m so touched that teachers would honor me and nominate me for ‘Teacher of the Year,’” Sleet said. “Teaching is my passion…giving me a special honor for something I love so much is amazing.” She will now go on to represent the district at the county-wide “Salute to Teachers” honors event. Sleet said she knew her entire life that she wanted to be a teacher, starting out playing school with her siblings. This year marks the San Diego native’s 16th year in education and she has been at the DMUSD and Del Mar Hills Academy for her entire career. “This is my home and my second family,” Sleet said of the cozy, close-knit Hills campus where she said the teachers are all friends and parents are extremely involved and supportive. Fellow fourth grade teacher Tori Hemerick has been Sleet’s team partner for the last 12 years. “We’ve created a lot of curriculum together and we feel a lot of ownership of this grade level,” said Sleet. “It’s our little baby.” The Encinitas resident is a mother of three and is lucky to have had all of her boys (Dustin, Derek and Trevor) come through the Hills. Her son Trevor is currently in second grade. “It’s actually pretty fun,” said Trevor of having mom on campus. In fourth grade, Sleet most enjoys the little lightbulbs going off in her students’ heads when they make connections. This year is heavy on writing, and reading comprehension, and for the first time this year the students are integrating laptops into their learning. Fourth grade also happens to be a big year for social studies. Students are learning about the Native
organizations.” “What really worries me are the few cities going bankrupt and our liabilities growing even faster than they should because the state and other municipalities haven’t addressed the problem well,” he said. “That’s out of our control. All we can do is the best we can do, plan for our employees and use the expertise we have here in town to come up with potential solutions that will work for us.”
‘Giving me a special honor for something I love so much is amazing.’ ANDREA SLEET Fourth-grade teacher, Del Mar Hills Academy Americans, the explorer period and the California missions. “It’s very exciting for them to see how our history influences where we live,” Sleet said, noting the historic El Camino Real that linked the missions is right in their backyard, and that the hometown baseball team’s name, the Padres, and the Spanish architecture they see are all nods to the area’s past. She most enjoys that the kids really work together as a team to support each other. She’ll often have them talk a problem out with a partner before they answer which can be a confidence builder. As a result of working together, her students are quick to ask for help from each other and praise a job well done. “When I have a student in my class, I want them to believe in themselves and know that I believe in them,” said Sleet. She wants them to set goals, whatever they may be, work hard to achieve them and then set a new one. “I want them to know that they’re going to make mistakes and that’s OK. It’s OK to make mistakes as long as we learn from them,” Sleet said. That’s a lesson, Sleet said, that they can take with them to fifth grade and beyond.
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Carmel Valley man will run Boston Marathon to raise money for renowned school for the blind Carmel Valley resident Richard Muscio will run the Boston Marathon on April 16, but not to set a new record or win the race. He’s running to raise money for Watertown, Mass.-based Perkins School for the Blind. Muscio is one of 10 runners on the Per- Richard Muscio kins charity team who will pound the pavement for 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston to raise over $50,000 for people who are blind or visually impaired. Muscio has personally committed to raising $6,000. The Perkins team, which includes runners from around the country, is the only charity team in the 116th B.A.A. Boston Marathon that focuses exclusively on helping people with visual impairments. All donations will fund the school’s on-campus, regional and international programs. Muscio, 53, knows the challenges of being blind. He lost his sight in 2001 after being accidentally kicked in one eye and suffering repetitive retina tears in his other eye. Six surgeries and 15 months of forced
inactivity later he recovered his vision, but not before he had gained 40 pounds. He took up running to lose the weight. “I experienced first-hand how difficult it is to make one’s way through the world on a daily basis without eyesight, so I applaud what the team at Perkins is doing to make visually challenged people’s lives better and more productive,” he said. “Perkins is doing extraordinary work.” Muscio, who lives in the Carmel Valley, is a CPA and co-host of a radio show about finances and estate planning. He has won 21 gold medals in his age division in 5k races, and has run four previous marathons. To support Muscio’s marathon run and make a donation to Perkins, visit http:// www.crowdrise.com/PerkinsMarathonTeam/ fundraiser/richardmuscio. Perkins School for the Blind, the nation’s first school for the visually impaired, provides education and services to help build productive, meaningful lives for 200,000 people who are blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities. Founded in 1829, Perkins pursues this mission on campus, in the community and in more than 60 countries around the world. Learn more online at www.Perkins.org.
Special event at The Canfield House will celebrate DM’s history The Del Mar Village Association invites the community to step back into the past and celebrate Del Mar’s rich history at The Canfield House (420 Avenida Primavera) on Saturday, April 28, from 6-8 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres from Pacifica Del Mar and Cafe Secret will be served at the event. White attire optional. Jenny Craig, honorary chairman; Bill Davidson, 2012 honoree; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Macaluso, hosts. The Canfield House, also known as The Pink Lady, is a historic home in Del Mar. The house was built in 1910 for Charles A. Canfield. Canfield, alongside business partner Edward L. Doheny, drilled the first successful oil wells in Los Angeles and Mexico. Canfield later formed the South Coast Land Company and helped establish the California towns of Beverly Hills
and Del Mar. Intending the house as a second home, Canfield chose architect John C. Austin, who also designed major Southern California landmarks such as Los Angeles City Hall and the Griffith Observatory. The house was designed in the Mission and Spanish Revival styles with Italian influences. After a few years, the home was purchased by the Wright family. By the end of the 20th century, the structure was in decline and painted a bright pink. In 2002, a proposal for demolition galvanized the local residents to preserve the home. Bill Davidson, a local developer and resident of Del Mar, stepped forward to purchase and restore the property. The house remains a private residence. Complimentary parking. RSVP asap and purchase tickets at: www.delmarmainstreet.com
Scripps President and CEO Named Volunteer of the Year Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder was recently named Volunteer of the Year for 2012 for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors presented local resident Van Gorder the award in recognition of his public service to the region as reserve commander for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue Unit. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Detail has primary responsibility for all search and rescue missions involving lost or stranded persons within the unincorporated areas of the county as well as certain contract cities the department services. Each year, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors recognizes the extraordinary service contributions of 20 residents who are selected as Volunteers of the Year for their work with various departments. In 2011, Van Gorder was recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives with the ACHE Exemplary Service Award. In 2009, he received the distinguished B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Leader award. In 2007, he received USC’s prestigious Guardian Award for his significant achievements in health care and commitment to the community, and the MedAssets Outstanding Humanitarian Award. And in 2006, Van Gorder’s volunteer work was honored with the Maltese Cross Award by the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ As-
sociation. In addition, Van Gorder is a licensed emergency medical technician and instructor for the American Red Cross. Board-certified in health care management and an ACHE Fellow, Van Gorder is past chairman of ACHE, an international professional society of more than 40,000 health care executives who lead Chris Van Gorder hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. As the 2010 chairman, he provided leadership for an established network of more than 80 ACHE chapters that provide local access to networking, education and career development. ACHE is also known for its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in health care management. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.
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Natural horsemanship unites trainers, animals, owners at Clews Ranch Renowned horse trainer Buck Brannaman returns for clinic BY DIANA SAENGER Dan M. â€œBuckâ€? Brannaman, a renowned horse trainer and practitioner in the field of natural horsemanship, recently held his horse clinic at the Clews Horse Ranch in Carmel Valley. Working alongside Christian Clews, Buck returns to the ranch every even year to do a four-five day clinic on horsemanship and cow working. Brannamanâ€™s philosophy of working with horses, which is based on the idea of working with the horseâ€™s nature, gained national attention last year when Cindy Meehlâ€™s documentary â€œBuckâ€? hit the big screen. A true American cowboy and horse gentler, Brannaman was the inspiration for the Nicholas Evans novel â€œThe Horse Whispererâ€? and Robert Redfordâ€™s adviser and double for the 1998 film based on the book.â€? Brannaman has been coming to the Clews Ranch to do clinics for 15 years and had become close friends with Christian Clews. His family owns the sprawling 40-acre ranch where they have been boarding horses since 1992. â€œBuck is amazing,â€? said Clewsâ€™ mother Bunny. â€œWe used to host Ray Hunt, one of Buckâ€™s mentors who used to come here, and then Buck started coming. We offer on-
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Left, Christian Clews and Buck Brannaman site training for horses and riders, roping and cattle working.â€? Christian Clews grew up with a family who owned and loved horses. He attended La Jolla Elementary and then La Jolla High School. â€œI won a personality award in high school because I wore a cowboy hat and boots all through school,â€? he said. â€œI thought a cowboy was the greatest American hero so that was going to be my occupation.â€? Before digging his heels into the ranch permanently, Clews became a fireman in Deer Springs for seven years until an injury sent him fulltime back to the ranch. â€œThere was nothing better for me than to get up out of bed, head outside to run my own business, manage 90 horses and 30 head of cattle, rope and give clinics to horse owners,â€? said Clews
who is on the same bandwagon as Brannaman about teaching owners to communicate with their animals. â€œYour horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will,â€? said Brannaman in an interview with him last summer. â€œPeople donâ€™t understand whatâ€™s going on with the horse, how he thinks, and what it takes to get him to make the right decisions. Itâ€™s almost like the more modern and technical we get the more instincts and connection to nature we lose. On bad days itâ€™s like a dictatorship, but on a good day itâ€™s an enlightened monarchy. Thatâ€™s why people are so interested in what Iâ€™m doing because itâ€™s such a great feeling to connect with the horse and feel like that horse depends on them.â€? After getting a degree in
animal science and working with horses at his ranch and across the country, Clews agrees with this philosophy. â€œPeople have come here for years to learn from Buck; but I used to have to beg people to come to the clinic,â€? Clews said. â€œThe documentary brought a lot of attention to what he does and we had a large response for the clinic that just ended â€”both in horsemanship and cow working â€” as well as more than 300 spectators. Itâ€™s nice to see Buck getting the publicity he deserves.â€? Brannaman is keen on respect â€“ something he and his brother Smokie never received as kids from their dad, a vicious and abusive bully who beat them regularly. Eventually, it was Brannamanâ€™s Christian foster parents who changed his life and created a goal for him to make a animal feel safe.
He wrote three books to help those in the midst of darkness to realize there are choices in life. â€œMy childhood was taken, and I canâ€™t get that back,â€? Brannaman said. â€œBut no matter how bad someone is treating you, the one thing they canâ€™t take from you is your will. So because of the things I went through as a kid, I could feel how the horse felt.â€? Clews is happy living and working on the ranch and mentoring his 13-yearold son Colton. Clews loves his ranch, the work and teaching owners new ways to live with their animals. â€œWhen you learn how to use equipment properly and learn to respect the different disciplines of riding a horse, whether itâ€™s English saddle, bare back with feathers, or dressage, it doesnâ€™t matter. A good horse is a
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A conversation with Rep. Darrell Issa • 49th District incumbent discusses redistricting, contraception hearings BY JOE TASH Representative Darrell Issa, a Republican, has represented California’s 49th Congressional District for the past 12 years. This year, as a result of redistricting following the 2010 U.S. Census, the 49th District will shift to include Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Del Mar. After Republicans took over the House in 2010, Issa became chairman of the highprofile Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he has held hearings on such topics as the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious, and the recent debate over whether religious institutions such as the Catholic Church should be forced to offer contraceptive coverage to employees of church-owned universities and hospitals. Issa said his new district includes only about 31 percent of the territory from his old district. The change also signals a shift in party registration: the old 49th District included 45 percent Republicans and 28 percent Democrats, while the new district has 40 percent Republicans, 30 percent Democrats and 24 percent with no party preference, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Issa will face three challengers in June’s open primary election, in which voters can cast their ballot for any of the candidates, regardless of their party registration. They are Dick Eiden, retired attorney/poet, no
party preference; Albin Novinec, U.S. Marine, no party preference; and Jerry Tetalman, registered nurse/Realtor, Democrat. Recently, we sat down with Issa in his Vista office for a Q & A session. The interview has been edited for brevity. Q. So this is your second time going through redistricting? Darrell Issa PHOTO: JON CLARK A. Exactly. My first term was one district, my next five terms were this other district and now it’s moving back. It’s one of these things where… it’s not sour grapes because all the districts have been fine, but it was pure gerrymandering, it was gamesmanship by the Democrats last time. This time I’m not sure you can call it gamesmanship by the Democrats, although
it’s very clear they took over the (state redistricting) commission and made it favorable to their view. But that’s what gerrymandering is all about and every state has it. Q. Does it change anything for you? Your constituency, how you approach the job? A. I don’t think it can. There are two types of members. Those who vote their district and those who vote their conscience. I’ve always said since I ran 12 years ago, obviously, you work for your district, you work for your state, when it’s time for those things, making sure your state gets a fair representation of nationally distributed money. But I’ve always voted my conscience. And I can’t see where any of my votes… there are votes I might make differently the next time after 12 years of doing this, but I don’t see where the district is going to make any difference at all. I’m going from a poor district, a poor rural district, to a more urban, richer district, but Camp Pendleton still defines my district. Q. Why do you say that Camp Pendleton defines the district when you have all these other areas as well? A. If you look at the
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needs, needing to make sure we protect Camp Pendleton from the kind of intrusion… by my own constituents… that could lead to the base no longer being effective. Those 49,000 Marines don’t have anyone to represent them. They don’t have a lobby. You ask why the base defines it? It defines it because all of those groups… let’s not forget that the airport authority thought the San Diego airport could go at Pendleton, too. And let’s not forget we even had the talk of couldn’t we put a stadium there? Everybody wants to put something in somebody else’s land. That land is critical to national defense. There’s no other West Coast location of its size for an amphibious, if you will, military. I have an obligation. If you look at the new district, whether it’s Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, or it’s Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch, these are the haves, they’re not the 1 percent, necessarily, but they’re certainly the top 15 or 20 percent. For the most part, that district doesn’t want. It wants government to take care of those who need, but it doesn’t want a lot from the government. You talk to somebody from Rancho Santa Fe, mostly what they want is for the government not to get bigger. That’s the other part of it. A lot of my Democratic colleagues represent districts that are net receivers of federal money. I represent a district now that is a net giver to the federal government. Q. Could you talk about two or three things that are a priority for the district specifically if you are elected to a new term? A. There really isn’t. Again, this is a district that is a net giver to the government. If you say you want more education, we’ll be paying a $1.50 for every dollar we get back. If you say you want more health care under Obamacare, we’ll be paying $2 for every dollar we get back in the district. It’s almost guaranteed to have that kind of continuum. So does this district want anything specific? No, the (Army) Corps of Engineers has operations, small operations within the San Luis Rey flood control that goes through Oceanside, that needs to be finished for Oceanside. There’s a number of those kinds of projects. But for the most part my district, I believe, wants me to stay in touch with how the district views what should be done in Washington. I don’t know that you’ll get this from every interview. Most members of Congress for some reason want to endlessly talk about money they got for a healthcare clinic or whatever. We do our share of making sure that this district I represent gets its fair share, but I view that as almost a clerical part of the job, making sure there’s fair representation in that sense. And certainly, if I get more than my share I wouldn’t brag about it and if I get less than my share I wouldn’t want it known. But as you know I quit doing earmarks long before earmarks were banned. And one of the things I’m working on is getting rid of presidential earmarks. There’s actually far more money that the executive branch is doling out to its friends than Congress ever did. So do they want me to come up with fixes and push hard to get them through Congress for the Post Office? Yes. Do they want me to help find ways to cut the deficit? Yes. Are they concerned that I take a trip to Afghanistan and Iraq every year, to see whether one more of my, our, Marines or Army are dying than need to be? Yeah. Those are sort of the way I view the job. Q There was a lot of publicity and controversy over contraception and the hearings, the image of the five men testifying, and you took some criticism over that… A. It was a false image. Q. How so? A. First of all, I had two women on the panel. We split our panels…there were 10 witnesses. We normally break panels down into manageable sizes and we differentiate them based on expertise. The first panel was ordained ministers only and a rabbi. Q. So it was broken into two groups of five… A. Two groups of five. The Democrats asked for a man, they got a man, and then they withdrew him. Carolyn Maloney (Democratic Congresswoman from New York, and a member of Issa’s committee) then made the famous (statement), “Where are the women?” That was an outright lie and she knew it when she said it. There were two women on the second panel, they had the list in front of them. The Democrats had never requested a woman qualified for the first panel. Now I said they had two witnesses. The second witness they had is a Georgetown graduate student. Editor’s Note: This interview was recently published in this newspaper’s sister publication, the Rancho Santa Fe Review. After the publication of the interview, Issa apologized for saying Maloney’s statement “was an outright lie and she knew it when she said it.” On Tuesday, March 27, Issa apologized to Maloney for his choice of words in both a telephone call and a letter to the congresswoman. See ISSA, page 14
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Beloved wife, mother, friend and volunteer Sedef Esner remembered for the joy she brought to others BY KAREN BILLING Solana Beach resident and devoted community volunteer Sedef Esener passed away on April 1 at age 48 after a courageous and selfless four-year fight with rectal cancer. She is survived by her parents Ozden Richter and Coskun Erkam; husband Sadik, children Selin and Eren, as well as a multitude of friends locally and across the globe. She passed away peacefully in Sedef Esener her Solana Beach home, holding her mother’s hand. “If I had one word to describe her, it would be ‘Glue,’” said her friend of 13 years Janet Raschke, who spoke on behalf of Sedef’s many friends in this interview. “She was the glue that brings everyone together and holds them.” “A lot of people said that she was the glue and that really represents her character,” said her husband Sadik. “Even at tough times, she was easygoing and smiling and making sure everyone else was comfortable.” Memorial scholarships have been set up in her name at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer, where she committed so much of her time, and at a Dollars for Scholars memorial scholarship at Torrey Pines High School. If all goes as planned, the first scholarship in her memory will be given this spring. A celebration of her life was held at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar on April 6 and Raschke said they couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. “It was so beautiful, the sunset and the full moon rising,” said her mother Ozden Richter, noting it was as if the sun was setting in slow motion. Sadik let a balloon go into the sky and it got stuck on a palm tree. “It was like one last goodbye,” said her mother through tears. “It was like she didn’t want to go yet.” Sedef was born on Nov. 19, 1963 in Istanbul and lived in Turkey through her teenage years. She attended college in Maui, Hawaii, before moving to the mainland. After marrying Sadik, the couple moved to Solana Beach where they
lived for the last 21 years. “I will certainly miss her smile and the way that she loved life and nature,” Sadik said. “Mostly her smile.” He remembers that the first day they met they had an argument about how to cook a certain dish. “It was the only argument that we ever had in 20 years,” Sadik said. Sedef was “the best mom” to her two children, Selin, 18, a Torrey Pines High School graduate who now attends UC San Diego, and Eren, a 15-year-old who attends TPHS. Her home was a happy place for her children’s friends to visit. “The kids loved her home, they loved Sedef,” said Raschke. “She fed them, had arts and crafts projects for them, she talked with them. She was very special to all of them.” One day after having cyber knife surgery last summer, she boarded a plane and took 15 children, including her own, to Turkey for a six-week vacation. “She wanted her kids to remember that vacation,” said Richter. Her mother describes Sedef as being always happy, positive and down to earth. She was an adventurer who loved to travel and was very athletic — once she was a ping-pong champion in Istanbul. She loved fine dining and was a great cook—her father had been a hotelier and she had lived in hotels and enjoyed working with the chefs. She was incredibly generous with her time. “She did not know the word ‘no’,” said Raschke. “She did everything.” “Whatever anyone needed, things that wouldn’t even cross your mind, she would think of it,” said Richter. She was a devoted parent, the class mom at Solana Vista, Skyline, Earl Warren and very involved at Torrey Pines. She knew everything that was going on in the community and kept her friends informed. She organized everything, it was often Sedef that remembered everyone’s birthdays, and arranged fun outings. She loved the outdoors and got her friends into cycling. After being diagnosed, she was unselfish and never complained of the pain she must have been going through. “She went through so much and how she tried to hang
on is unbelievable,” said Richter. “It is a horrible sickness.” She always worried for others. Raschke said she’d rather talk about her friend’s backache than her own pain. In her last months she always wanted to ensure that Eren’s water was ready for his soccer game or that his uniform was washed. She would continue organizing carpools even when it was difficult for her to speak. She would often text her mother to reassure her that she was OK and not to worry. “I cannot delete [them],” Richter said of those texts. Sedef’s biggest devotion in her last years was RSF Soccer, where she was a team manager until the day she passed. At RSF Soccer, if there was money to be raised, Sedef was on it. She raised money for seven kids to play in the league on scholarships and the day she got out of the hospital she held a garage sale to raise funds, even though she was so sick she couldn’t even sit. Sadik admits that Sedef didn’t even like soccer to begin with but became the sport’s biggest fan when her children were playing. “She would always say ‘just one more’,” Sadik said of Sedef attending games because she never knew when a game would be her last. At her life celebration, RSF Soccer coach Nate Hetherington said that even after chemotherapy she drove out to Las Vegas for a tournament, refusing to rest because she wanted to stay busy. “Always putting everyone else ahead of you,” Hetherington said. “You are perhaps the strongest person I know to go through those years and stay so positive.” RSF Soccer’s Director of Coaching Malcolm Tovey said that “Saint Sedef” was honest, committed, selfless and caring. “The legacy Sedef leaves behind as team manager is that of a pair of size 30 shoes, something that cannot be filled,” said Tovey. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer. Please note the Sedef Esener Memorial Scholarship Fund in the memo section of the check. Visit www.rsfsoccer.com.
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Del Mar Schools Education Foundation An Evening of Japanese Chorus at the Carmel Valley Library on April 18 fundraising event at En Fuego April 18 A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the libraryâ€™s community room. It will feature Japanese Chorus Kaguya (Kah-goo-yah), a group of individuals who love to sing Japanese songs with a harmony of voices and hearts. Its program will include old and new songs, all of which have been popular in schools and homes for many years. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call (858) 552-1668.
Stop by En Fuego this month and help support the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation. During the entire month of April, En Fuego, located at 1342 Camino Del Mar in Del Mar, will donate $1 for every order of (DMSEF) â€œDel Marâ€? tacos ordered. In addition, on Wednesday, April 18, En Fuego will be donating 10 percent of all sales that evening to DMSEF. So stop by for food, drinks and festivities and to help support science, art, music, technology and physical education programs at eight local elementary schools in the Del Mar Union School District. Please call En Fuego at 858-792-6551 to make reservations.
Earth Day beach clean up and presentation to be held in Del Mar April 22 Join the Del Mar Foundationâ€™s Hospitality Committee and Keep Del Mar Clean on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, from 3-5 p.m. at Del Mar Powerhouse (1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014). The beach clean up will take place at 3 p.m. (all equipment will be provided) and at 4 p.m. a presentation will take place on â€œHow We Can Make a Positive Difference on Our Planet.â€? Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.delmarfoundation.org.
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Del Mar Heights student art exhibit to be held at Del Mar Art Center Gallery The Del Mar Art Center is once again sponsoring a yearly childrenâ€™s art exhibit, â€œThe Amazing Art from Del Mar Heights Elementary School.â€? This yearâ€™s participants will be from Del Mar Heights Elementary School, grades K-6. Jacque Folgner , an art teacher of twelve years at the school is helping to coordinate the event together with Diane Uke of the DMAC and Blair Cannon, an intern from Torrey Pines High School. Ms. Folgner is constantly amazed at the quality of art the children produce, and the joy they have in creating art. This is a unique opportunity for the students to show their work alongside professional artists in an art gallery setting. The art exhibit opening reception is April 15 from 4-6 p.m. and is open to the public. It is located at the Del Mar Plaza, Street Level, on 15th Street and Camino Del Mar, in downtown Del Mar. The exhibit will run for two weeks. Please join them in celebrating these young artists.
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Support Canyon Crest Academy at Gala April 21 â€œRetro Promâ€? silent and live auction items at the April 21 Gala at the Hilton Del Mar will appeal to the cerebral, the trendy, and the quirky in all of us, according to Randie Sturtevant, CCA Gala Chair. The silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. on April 21 at the Hilton Del Mar, followed by dinner and a show featuring CCA Envision dance and music students. A Live Auction following dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Retro Prom Gala are at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org
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continued from page 10 In his letter, Issa referred to his comments in the Rancho Santa Fe Review and wrote, â€œFor years, we have collaborated as colleagues on numerous projects intended to create better government for the American people. In this context, I agree with your point and regret that my choice of words in an interview with a community newspaper did not reflect the collegial relationship and open communication you and I have long enjoyed.â€? Maloney invoked House rules to respond to Issaâ€™s comments on the floor of the House recently. She said she accepted Issaâ€™s apology, but continued in her insistence that women were not adequately represented at the hearing. BACK TO THE INTERVIEW: Q. Sandra â€Ś. A. Fluke. She was never considered for the first panel and they knew it. Had she been seated on the second
panel, she would have been seated next to two women. So there is the lie. I vote for, along with the rest of the Congress, including virtually every Republican member on the dais, I vote for funding every year for contraception. We give Planned Parenthood $500 million. I repeat, we the government, give Planned Parenthood $500 million a year. We provide over $2 billion a year specifically for womenâ€™s health issues, first and foremost among those including contraception. Contraception is provided at federal government expense to a large number of women. We provide it to women in the military, we provide it through Indian health, we provide it under Medicaid. Anyone wanting to have a discussion on it misses the whole point. I voted for family planning including contraception. That was never part of the debate.
Q. Then you had the Rush Limbaughâ€™s comments (calling Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute), what was your reaction? A. Rush said something very offensive to all women and very offensive and inappropriate for this woman whom Iâ€™ve never actually met personally, Sandra Fluke. He was out of line and I think heâ€™s been criticized by all of us, I put out a written statement denouncing what he did. But remember, heâ€™s a shock jock. We can call him other things, but heâ€™s Howard Stern of the right. So, yes, was he out of line? Sure. I go on Bill Maherâ€™s show, heâ€™s a devout atheist, heâ€™s so atheist he canâ€™t stay off the subject of being an atheist. Bill Maher is brilliantâ€Ś I enjoy his show, his healthy, almost over-the-top healthy indignation over hypocrisy is great. Iâ€™m not somebody who denounces Bill Maher. Bill Maher, like George Carlin, theyâ€™ve got a place.
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Like the rabbi who testified, this isnâ€™t my fight on issues of womenâ€™s paid-for access to health care, this is a question of whether or not you can force, directly or indirectly, the church or people of conscience, to pay for it. And itâ€™s very narrow. So we held a hearing on it, the hearing was hijacked by a false statement of â€œwhere are the women,â€? when in fact the women were on the second panel. Thatâ€™s the truth and that can be verified six ways from Sunday and the Democrats know it. Q. Youâ€™ve been involved with the Internet issue, SOPA and PIPI (Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act). What is wrong with those? A. Everything. Q. And what is right about the OPEN Act (which Issa helped draft)? A. PIPA and SOPA proposed they were dealing with foreign piracy. OPEN deals with foreign piracy. Now SOPA, the House version, actually was about empowering trial lawyers and the Motion Picture Association, being able to extort Google and Yahoo into doing things, over and above what they were already doing voluntarily. It was going to be hundreds of billions of dollars of lost, new product development. Products like hosted websites, Drop Box or Picasa or Gmail. Those products would never have existed if SOPA and PIPA were in place. So these bills were really bad. By the time they went down in flames, everybody understood
they were really bad. But they came very close to becoming law. Q. How does the OPEN Act remedy that situation? A. It allows the International Trade Commission, which is an existing anti-piracy entity, it allows them to provide exclusion orders against these foreign sites, and then it allows them to enjoin any entity in the U.S. which is in fact facilitating the money. It doesnâ€™t touch you and I uploading to Yahoo or Drop Box, a song that may or may not belong to us, because the motion picture and the recording artists, and others, already have the right to go into court, to regular district court if they think anyone is doing something wrong, and they even have the right to sue for example Drop Box and say they are somehow complicit in it or profiting from it. We think we can stop the Russian site from earning money by selling us our own movies. So itâ€™s narrow, but it does what legitimately needs to be done, and Iâ€™ve vetted this against companies on both sides, and the truth is it solves this problem. Q. What do you think about the recent polls showing very low approval ratings for Congress of between 10 and 13 percent? A. First of all, those socalled approval ratings are just plain distortions of reality. Of course theyâ€™re not accurate. And hereâ€™s why.
What they do is ask everybody if theyâ€™re dissatisfied with Congress. One side is dissatisfied with the Democrats. Another side is dissatisfied with Republicans. The way this questionâ€™s asked, those two groups are dissatisfied with different people. If you asked, what percentage of Congress represents your values, itâ€™d be higher than 10 percent. So, by going to the negative, they create an automatic low number. Then on top of that, thereâ€™s a lot of people who believe we ought to all just get along. But when you ask them the question of, what does get along mean, well, half of them want to get along by having more government programs, and half of them want to get along by having less. The truth is, my popularity, (Rep.) Susan Davisâ€™s popularity, (Rep.) Brian Bilbrayâ€™s popularity, is higher than the presidentâ€™s. I would suspect you would find all of us generally have an approval rating, just us individually, above 50 percent. The presidentâ€™s at 46 percent. Thatâ€™s not to say that that number shouldnâ€™t concern people, it does, but you have to first understand, I canâ€™t make Congress more acceptable, and the presidentâ€™s not trying to make Congress more acceptable. Itâ€™s my job to do the best job I can and the people judge me. Q. Are you going to endorse one of the presidential candidates? A. Iâ€™ve already endorsed Mitt Romney.
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How much salt are you really eating? BY DENISE REYES, RD , SCRIPPS HEALTH It may get a bad rap, but all of us need some salt in our diets in order for our bodies to function properly. Salt, or sodium, helps our bodies to maintain proper fluid balance, assists in transmitting nerve impulses, and supports muscle function. The great thing is that our bodies only need small amounts of salt to do these jobs. The not so great thing is that most people take in more salt than they need. Problems arise when our bodies hold on to the excess salt. Along with the salt, we also hold on to water. This extra water increases blood volume, which makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood through the body. As a result, blood pressure increases, subsequently increasing the risk of heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. So a little salt goes a long way. According to the American Heart Association the recommended daily intake for all Americans is 1,500mg per day. Yet, 90 percent of adults consume more than double this amount , about 3,500mg, on a daily basis. This overdoing starts young, as 97 percent of children and adolescents eat too much salt. A great first step in cutting our salt intake in half is to banish the salt shaker. However, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of the salt we consume is already present in our food. Moreover, the foods that are the worst offenders may not be the ones we would suspect. A report released last month by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) listed the top ten foods that supply the majority of our salt intake. Overall, the CDC found that food purchased in grocery stores accounted for 65 percent of the salt consumed by U.S. residents, while restaurant items accounted for 25 percent. Vending machine items, salt added at the table and while cooking, and other sources rounded out the total. According to the CDC, the top 10 sources of salt in food are as follows: 1. Bread and rolls: Though not necessarily higher in sodium per serving than other foods, bread and rolls are often eaten with several meals. As a result, together they are the single biggest contributor of salt to our diet. 2. Cold cuts and cured meats such as smoked, canned and deli meats and fish may be heavily seasoned with salt, which also acts as a preservative. 3. Pizza can pack salt in the crust and sauce, and toppings like pepperoni, cheese and anchovies add even more. 4. Fresh and processed poultry can increase sodium levels if they are made with salty marinades or injected with salt and water. 5. Soups, especially canned or packaged varieties, can be extremely high in sodium. Some contain close to a day’s total recommended salt intake in one serving. 6. Sandwiches, such as cheeseburgers and deli sandwiches, can rank high on the salt scale when they combine meat, cheese, bread and salty condiments such as ketchup and mustard. 7. Cheese can be high in salt for several reasons. A vital ingredient to the cheese-making process, salt helps control bacteria, acts as a preservative, and adds flavor. 8. Pasta mixed dishes, such as spaghetti with meat sauce, combine two potentially sodium-rich foods: pasta and sauce. 9. Meat mixed dishes, such as meat loaf with tomato sauce, also combine foods that can be high in salt. 10. Savory snacks, such as chips and pretzels, round out the list. To help keep our salt intake under control, the CDC recommends eating more vegetables and fruits, as well as checking the sodium content on food labels. Foods that contain 140mg of sodium or less per serving are considered low sodium foods. These are generally good choices. Products that are labeled as “light in sodium” or “reduced sodium” can be a bit deceiving. Although these products may be lower in sodium than the original product, they may not be low sodium. Foods “light in sodium” contain at least 50% less sodium per serving than the original product. Foods that are “reduced sodium” contain at least 25% less sodium per serving than the original. Some canned soups can have 900mg or more of sodium per serving. A 25 percent reduction of sodium still provides over 600mg of sodium per serving. It is important to check food labels to see exactly what you are getting. Instead of salt, try experimenting with spices such as garlic, lemon, pepper, oregano, basil and salt-free seasoning blends. Salt substitutes, which contain potassium chloride, may be another alternative. It’s a good idea to check with your doctor before using salt substitutes, especially if you have diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease or other medical conditions. Now that the salt shaker is off the table, there is more room to bring the true, natural flavors of our foods to the table. Learn to appreciate fresh, wholesome foods for the wonderfully natural flavors they bring to the table. Denise Reyes is a registered dietitian with Scripps Health. “To Your Health” is brought to you by the physicians and staff of Scripps. For more information or a physician referral, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS.
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Spring Carnival at Ocean Air
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cean Air School held its third annual Spring Carnival on April 1. Children stayed busy with game booths, a dunk tank, a bungee run, a mechanical bull, Angry Birds and a photo booth, while adults vied for vacation getaways and hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, sports tickets and memorabilia and spa days in a silent auction. Sponsored by the Ocean Air PTA, all proceeds benefit Ocean Air School, students, teachers and staff. Visit www.oceanairpta.org
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Ecke Ranch hosted a potted plant arranging contest that pitted local youth against Paul Ecke III, CEO of Ecke Ranch and Laurin Pause, Executive Direc- 2012 Ecke Ranch Combo Contest: tor of Com- Laurin Pause, Elsa Paulsen, Sophie munity Re- Brown Williams, and Paul Ecke source Center (CRC). Much to the delight of spectators who attended the showdown on April 4, the group of 12 gardening enthusiasts effectively trounced Paul Ecke and Laurin Pause, who finished last. Top honors were awarded to Sophie Brown Williams and Elsa Paulsen (both 10 years old). The plant arrangements designed by the students will be included in the charity plant sale benefiting CRC on April 14. Ecke Ranch, normally closed to the public, opens its doors once again to host CRC’s annual charity plant sale on April 14. Items include exhibition-quality blooming plants grown especially for the 2012 Spring Trials. The charity plant sale has so far raised over $70,000 since it started six years ago. Ecke Ranch donates 100 percent of all proceeds to Community Resource Center, which helps families and children in crisis in the North County Coastal regions. For more information, visit www.crcncc.org or 760-230-6305.
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Use your ‘Voice’ to help out your community When you’re on the hunt for a Carmel Valley purchase, whether it’s a new chair or an Voices.com oil change for your car, where are you going to turn to find the best product Del Mar and deal for you? Voices.com According to a March 2012 report by Sociable Labs, “1 in 4 online shoppers, who shop at least quarterly online Solana Beach and log into their Facebook account at Voices.com least monthly, have made a purchase based on a social recommendation.” Word-of-mouth has long been an effective and common way to get recommendations, and it’s no surprise that it has migrated to social media. It’s interesting to note that 41 percent of social sharers who responded to Sociable Labs’ inquiry said they shared their product recommendations so their friends could get the same deals, while roughly 25 percent wanted to explain why they liked the product so much. But the reverse is true for those reading the recommendations, as 43 percent were more interested in learning why the product was chosen, with 41 percent more interested in learning about deals. Carmelvalleyvoices.com, delmarvoices.com and solanabeachvoices.com are places where the community can come together and share recommendations with each other, your voice counts
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Letters to the Editor/Opinion Time for reform at Board of Supervisors BY STEVE DANON It’s time for positive change, reform and transparency in county government. County red tape is strangling job creation, making it more difficult for new and existing companies to expand operations and create jobs and causing many companies to close their doors or relocate to other areas. It should not take five to seven years for businesses to get their needed permits. Businesses that are forced to navigate the county’s permitting process are simply leaving San Diego. It’s time to reform the county’s permitting process by reducing the layers of administrative review and eliminating redundancies. The county’s Department of Planning and Land Use employs the same number of people as it did in 2002 when the housing market was at its peak and it’s time to hold these bureaucrats accountable to create greater efficiency or contract out some of their services. With nearly one-in-10 San Diego residents under- or unemployed, it’s time for the Board of Supervisors to work with local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, trade associations and business leaders to retain, recruit and create a healthier business environment to provide better paying jobs for residents in the region. In addition to aiding in job creation, the county needs to cut and reassess its spending priorities. Taxpayers have been left holding the bag for unsustainable public employee pensions and costly perks for elected officials. It’s time to implement a 401k-style pension system that eliminates risks and reduces costs for taxpayers, similar to the one proposed for the City of San Diego by the CPR initiative. It’s time to abolish the $12,000 per year “car allowance” supervisors receive on top of their gold-plated pensions. And, it’s time to cut the supervisorial office budget by 20 percent and eliminate the $5 million slush fund that is nothing more than purchasing political patronage at taxpayers’ expense.
Just recently, I endorsed Solana Beach Deputy Mayor Dave Roberts for county Supervisor. I am supporting Dave because, unlike Congress, or a state office, the office of county supervisor has a very visible and direct impact on my quality of life and that of everyone who lives in Carmel Valley and in the county. Carmel Valley voters have long experienced current Supervisor Pam SlaterPrice’s commitment to protecting the quality of life of her constituencies and our neighborhoods and towns have witnessed her fights against improper development and for protection of our natural areas. With Pam’s retirement, we will be without a champion for our community unless we elect Dave Roberts. Supervisors vote on development, from massive to small housing projects to commercial centers. They vote on environmental protection, expanding parks, children’s programs, roads and traffic management, libraries, health and dental programs, even siting trash dumps. These are things that directly affect our everyday lives while they manage a $5 billion budget. I’m not going to trust this job to staff aides or campaign workers, no matter who runs for this office. These are people without the experience necessary to do the job. Most of all, I want
someone in this position whom I know I can trust to do the right and honest thing. Anyone who has known or worked with Dave will attest to his integrity. I especially want someone who has been an active participant in community programs for many, who knows Carmel Valley and understands our community and the zeal with which our residents work to preserve why we moved here. He respects the community planning process, our strong voices for our community. I first met Dave Roberts through my involvement in the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, the local Sierra Club and through our joint efforts to protect and enhance the San Dieguito River Valley Park and other local efforts to promote open space. Dave and I believe that preserved open space is critical to our quality of life. Dave is a family man with five young children. Read his campaign material and you will no doubt see that Dave Roberts values fiscal responsibility and a strong business climate that protects and produces jobs. Dave Roberts has been one of us for a long time. I know and trust him and strongly support him for county supervisor. Jan Fuchs Former chair, Carmel Valley Community Planning Board
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The current system allows each supervisor to dole out $1 million in cash, with little or no accountability, to organizations of their choosing. The board often votes to waive the entire body of regulations governing the funds in order to push their individual pet projects through when they don’t meet the criteria. It’s time to eliminate this slush fund and implement a merit-based community grant system based on county government priorities such as public safety, education, public health and infrastructure. Recently, there have been ethical lapses in county government that need to be addressed. For instance, there should be a permanent ban on gifts to supervisors from individuals and organizations that receive taxpayer dollars from the county. It’s time for the creation of a regional “Ethics Commission” to make sure elected officials live by the rules. The commission would be a vehicle for the public and elected officials throughout the county to ask questions or receive guidance on whether issues are a conflict-of-interest or it they’re within the spirit of the law. This unit can serve as a resource to elected officials and their staff who may have questions regarding gifts, filing disclosures, or reporting improprieties. The unit can focus on education, training and enforcement regarding significant violations. And, if necessary, it will have subpoena power to investigate allegations of impropriety. Finally, it’s time to re-instate a whistleblower program so that the county’s 16,000 employees have a mechanism to report waste, fraud and abuse without fear of retaliation. These are needed reforms to restore public trust, accountability and transparency in county government. Steve Danon is a candidate for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in District Three and he served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. Steve lives in Carmel Valley with his wife, two children and two dogs.
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GORDON CLANTON The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is the neglected stepchild of politics and political journalism. Most county voters live in one of 18 incorporated cities, so they don’t think much about county government.
Wait! No! Don’t stop reading this. The incumbent board is composed of five white Republican SDSU alums who have been in power together since 1994. Challengers are at a disadvantage because the five supervisorial districts are enormous, roughly the size of congressional districts. It takes big money to establish name identification and to win a seat. Incumbents almost always have much more money than challengers — in part because of big contributions from developers and other special interests. It is very likely that Greg Cox and Diane Jacob will be re-elected. An open seat changes every thing. When Pam Slater-Price announced her
intention to retire from the board after 20 years, three credible candidates entered the nominally non-partisan fray. Republican Steve Danon, chief of staff for Congressman Brian Bilbray, has been running for the board seat for more than two years. He locked up the county Republican endorsement early so other Republicans were discouraged from joining the race. Danon is endorsed by former Governor Pete Wilson, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, Del Mar School Board Member Doug Perkins, the North San Diego County Association of Realtors, and the Building Industry Association.
Democrat Dave Roberts, finishing up two terms on the Solana Beach City Council, is running a centrist campaign with broad bi-partisan support, including the coveted endorsement of Slater-Price. Other Roberts supporters include former SD Councilwoman Donna Frye, former state Senator Dede Alpert, and City Club President George Mitrovich. Republican Carl Hilliard, finishing up two terms on the Del Mar City Council, ably represented the interests of the community in a long-running struggle with the Del Mar Fair Board. Hilliard is endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and by four present and former Del Mar councilmembers, Mark Filanc, Terry
Sinnott, Richard Earnest, and Crystal Crawford. The Third District includes Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Carmel Valley plus more conservative areas along I-15 including Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Sabre Springs, Ranchos Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, and Escondido. I am supporting Dave Roberts. He has the experience and the collaborative skills to work well with the incumbent board and the vision and leadership to take the board in new directions as its composition changes. Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at email@example.com. edu
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Rotary Corner ‘Amigos de los Californios’ BY EMILY FIGUEIREDO, PUBLICITY CHAIR FOR THE ROTARY CLUB OF DEL MAR Vision and dental care are often services that we may think of more as a nuisance in our schedule than a luxury. However, for the people living in the Sierra de San Francisco, Mexico, access to eye glasses or dentures can seem near impossible and necessary for survival. Del Mar Rotarian, Roger Kingston, just returned from a service trip in Mexico with his fellow group of “Amigos de los Californios” which is an organization dedicated to this mission and people. Roger’s group spent 15 total days getting from Tijuana, Mexico down to the most under-served communities of Baja California Sur and back. They were able to accomplish more in these 15 days than most can imagine. The group consisted of 4 dentists, 2 physicians, 1 optometrist, 2 dental lab technicians and 9 support staff of cooks, translators and other helpers. Together, this group was able to see 460 patients, of which 329 were dental visits, 86 physician visits and 45 optometrist visits in their short time
within the community. They were also able to make and arrange delivery for 25 pairs of lenses and generate 27 dentures for the humble and grateful people. Through the financial support of the Del Mar Rotary Club and partnership with the Tijuana Hipódromo Rotary Club, these patients can smile, enjoy their meals, see clearly and rest assured they have been cared for by experts with a true heart to put “Service Above Self” in the true spirit of Rotary and giving to others. If you would like to learn more about projects such as “Amigos de los Californios”, please visit www.delmarrotary.org or visit our club for a meeting. We gather weekly at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on 14th Street in Del Mar at noon every Thursday afternoon. We invite you to share lunch with us and learn more about serving others locally and globally.
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Capt. Douglas Hughes Rose, USN 1955 – 2012 Capt. Douglas Rose, USN, died peacefully in his home in Rancho Santa Fe April 2, 2012, following a long, courageous battle with leukemia. His ﬁnal days were faced with aweinspiring grace, composure and a conviction of his salvation. Born in 1955, Doug was a native Californian and full-blooded San Diegan. He attended La Jolla High School and graduated from San Dieguito after the family moved to Rancho Santa Fe. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Following short stints with Kmart and Music Plus, Doug attended the U.S. Navy’s Ofﬁcer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and
received his commission in 1982. Upon commissioning, ENS Rose attended the renowned Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga. Capt. Rose served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed every minute of it. He was qualiﬁed as a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Ofﬁcer, had Joint Specialty Ofﬁcer designation and Transportation and Operational Logistics subspecialties. His ﬁrst assignment post graduation from Supply Corps School was to USS LEWIS B. PULLER (FFG 23) where he served as the Disbursing and Sales Ofﬁcer and was qualiﬁed as an Ofﬁcer of the Deck Underway. His Supply Ofﬁcer tour, a critical career milestone in the Supply Corps, was aboard the USS WADDELL (DDG 24) where he supported counter-drug operation missions before the ship was transferred to the Greek Navy in 1992. Doug’s shore duty assignments include positions with the Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia; Naval Audit Service West, San Diego, CA; Naval Surface Force, U.S. Paciﬁc Fleet, Coronado, CA; U.S. Southern Command, Miami, FL; Naval Special Warfare Command, Coronado; Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, Norfolk, VA; and Commander, Third Fleet, San Diego. Doug’s
last Navy tour was as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics for Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command (WARCOM), Coronado. During his Naval career, Doug earned a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 1996 from the Naval War College, in Newport, RI. He also graduated from the Transportation Management School in San Francisco and the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk. Doug’s numerous military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3) and the Joint Service Achievement Medal. Aside from being a consummate Naval Ofﬁcer and world-class Supply Corps Ofﬁcer, Doug was an avid surfer who kept a board at the ready at WARCOM. He often hit the surf on days when most thought the waves were too big. Doug also enjoyed volleyball, racing a street luge (if you can believe that), and he was a collector of treasures, great and small. He also enjoyed traveling with his family all over the United States and abroad. His favorite destinations were San Francisco, London, Paris,
and Normandy. He is known as a gifted artist and his work shows uncanny insight into the world around him. He is remembered by co-workers for the creative art he crafted on his ofﬁce white board. Doug is survived by his wife of twenty ﬁve years, Linda; sons, Grifﬁn and Benjamin; father, Robert J. Rose; and brother, Stephen S. Rose. He is predeceased by his mother, Barbara Smith Rose. Services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 11am at the Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. A reception will follow at the Rose family home. Directions will be available at the service. In lieu of ﬂowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship Fund. Please sign the guest book online at www. legacy.com/obituaries/ ranchosantafereview.
Patrick S. McCroskey 1962 – 2012 Dr. Patrick S. McCroskey, 49, of San Diego, passed away on April 1, 2012, as a result of a long battle with cancer. He is the son of Dr. James C. McCroskey of Birmingham, AL, and Carol Naatz of Pittsburgh, PA. Patrick was born in Norfolk, VA, on August 7, 1962. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 1984 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. Patrick is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jennifer; their sons, Sean and Connor; his father, James, and his
wife, Dr. Virginia Richmond; mother, Carol, and her husband, Frederick Naatz; as well as four siblings, Kellie Jaquez of San Diego, CA, James C. McCroskey III of Ashville, NY, Dr. Lynda McCroskey of Huntington Beach, CA, and Lisa Toudouze of San Antonio, TX. Dr. McCroskey was a Managing Director at TPG Biotech in San Francisco, CA. Patrick’s biggest love was being with his family and watching his boys succeed on and off the lacrosse ﬁeld. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 11:00 AM at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church, 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA, 92130. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made in Patrick’s name to: UCSD John Moores Cancer Center or San Diego Hospice. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/carmelvaleynews.
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Two local high school boys selected for USA Rugby All-American U17 Team BY TIM PICKWELL Billy Maggs and Drew Gaffney are doing something different for spring break. Not spring skiing, or hitting the beach. Instead, they are hitting opposing rugby players from Europe as they participate in a prestigious international youth rugby tournament at Wellington College, about 35 miles southwest of London. Maggs, a Del Mar resident, and Gaffney, from Carmel Valley, are teammates on the San Diego Mustangs Youth Rugby Club, which plays and practices in Carmel Valley. Maggs is a junior at Torrey Pines High School, while Gaffney is a junior at Cathedral Catholic. The two were selected by USA Rugby to its U17 High School All American Team. They have been practicing in the UK since March 31, and had their first match against Wales on April 7. They continue with matches against England North on April 10, and Belgium on April 13, before returning home. Maggs was selected to start at outside center in the first match (a 33-13 loss to a more experienced Welsh squad), and both Maggs and Gaffney are expected to see considerable playing time in future matches. The Mustangs were one of only two clubs in the nation to land at least two players on the HSAA U17 squad. The 29 boys on the team come from 13 different states, the District of Columbia, and even London, where two of the American boys live. Rugby is the third most viewed sport in the world, after Soccer and the Olympics. Rugby 7â€™s (the faster version of the 15-man per side sport) will be an exhibition sport in this summerâ€™s London Olympics, and a full medal sport in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de
San Diego Mustangs Rugby teammates Billy Maggs (left) and Drew Gaffney stand on Easter Sunday in front of Wellington College, Berkshire, England. The two were selected to the USA Rugby Janeiro. USA Rugby is an official member of the United States Olympic Committee and the International Rugby Board. The USA Rugby squad trains at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Despite missing Maggs and Gaffney, the deep Mustangs U19 squad defeated Empire Rugby and Fallbrook Rugby in the past two weeks to run their record to 9-0. The Southern California playoffs begin for the topseeded Mustangs on April 21 at the â€œLittle Qâ€? Rugby field next to Qualcomm Stadium.
2012 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship is May 18-20 at La Costa Resort and Spa New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees met with media members April 10 to speak about the upcoming 2012 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship at a press conference. The tournament, Drew Brees set for May 18-20, Photo/Karen Billing will feature more than 50 of the biggest names from sports and entertainment. Stars scheduled to appear include returning champion, Tony Romo, from â€œThe Officeâ€? actor Brian Baumgartner, Actor and Comedian Peter Dante, Jack Wagner (actor, 2010 champion), Trent Dilfer, Bruce Jenner, Ray Romano, Darren Sproles, Marshall Faulk, Rollie Fingers, Dan Jansen, Jack Marin, Rick Rhoden, Josh Scobee, Billy Joe Tolliver, Adrian Young, Jerry Rice, Mickey Tettleton, Mark Mulder, Neil Lomax, Grant Fuhr, Trent Edwards, Jeraine Dye, Tom Dreeson, Kyle Boller, Goose Gossage, Nate Kaeding, Jesse Orosco, Truck Robinson, Bret Boone, John Congemi, Peter Dante, to name a few. â€œIâ€™m excited to be back in San Diego and especially excited to be continuing the partnership with the Celebrity Championship,â€? said Drew Brees. â€œItâ€™s great to be here at our new venue, La Costa Resort and Spa.â€? Entering its 14th year as one of San Diegoâ€™s premier sport hospitality events, the
Drew Brees Celebrity Championship adds to its appeal this year by moving to the newlyrenovated La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. A percentage of ticket sales, auction proceeds and sponsor sales proceeds will benefit the Brees Dream Foundation to support its ongoing efforts in the San Diego community. Brees recognized the organizations that the Brees Dream Foundation will donate charitable proceeds to at the press conference, including Rady Childrenâ€™s Hospital, San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Friends of Scott Foundation, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pacific South Coast Chapter. The Brees Dream Foundation distributed over $181,000 from monies raised at the 2011 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship to these San Diego-based charities. The Drew Brees Celebrity Championship is comprised of a celebrity-amateur tournament (Friday and Saturday, May 18-19) and a 36-hole celebrity competition (Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20), featuring more than 50 celebrity golfers competing for a projected purse of $100,000. NFL Quarterback Tony Romo took the winning title at the 2011 tournament, while other past winners include standouts from each of the four major American sports â€“ football, baseball, basketball and hockey. For more information, visit www.CelebrityChampionship.com. For more information about the Brees Dream Foundation, visit www.drewbrees.com. Follow Drew Brees on Twitter @drewbrees; www.twitter.com/drewbrees.
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Miracle League Home Run Derby fundraiser is April 21 Don’t miss out on Miracle League of San Diego’s only fundraiser, the 6th annual Home Run Derby to be held on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at Engel Family Field (San Dieguito Park). Players, buddies, parents, coaches and volunteers of all ages and abilities get to use the same Big Jack bats and balls the Miracle Leaguers use to test their batting prowess. The Miracle League of San Diego is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with physical and mental disabilities to develop and achieve their full potential: mentally, socially and physically. Sponsor recognition includes name or logo (for professional and home run level sponsors) printed on the back of the official Home Run Derby T-shirt, displayed on a banner at Engel Family Field for one season and recognition on the Miracle League of San Diego website for one year. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Gianna Stone, 858-964-2222 or visit www.miracleleagueofsandiego.org.
Harlem Ambassadors basketball tickets on sale Back Row: Coach Gus Del Medico, Selena Reyes, Isabella Bullock, Madison Williams, Chiara Masci, Diana Maldonado, Maddison Bernard, Ericka Banda, Hannah Lewis, Nadia Del Medico, Carter Hackett, Katie Whitmore, Coach Bill Murphy; Front row: Leilani Andrada, , Samantha Avalos, Samantha Queen, Marissa Hastings, Ana Williams, (Not present Ashley Mangold); With Trophy and Good Luck Charm: Erin Murphy.
The Team of Champions: California Spring Cup 2012 Manchester SC GU15 Manchester SC GU15 returned from their high school soccer break and picked up where they left off before the break last November, winning the California Spring Cup 2012 edition. The team won its first three games and clinched the title with a game to spare. Game 1 against the rival Sharks team and still rusty from their high school break, the team struggled for consistency and fluidity but persevered and defeated the rival Sharks team 1-0 on a goal by Isabella Bullock. Manchester returned for the second game on Saturday with a vengeance, defeating Intra Ramona 3-0, a team that had not lost a game all last season. Goals from Erin Murphy, Hannah Lewis, and Ana Williams punctuated a comprehensive victory. On the Sunday, Manchester needed a victory in their first game of the day to seal the tournament championship. In the return leg with the Sharks, goals by Carter Hackett and Nadia Del Medico secured the championship for the Manchester GU15 team.
Tickets for the Harlem Ambassadors Game & Show against the local Rotary Ravens are available for sale at: dmsbRotary. com The total community event sponsored by the Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. on the Canyon Crest Academy campus in Carmel Valley. Proceeds from ticket sales will be divided equally by two very worthwhile beneficiaries: Boys & Girls Club Of San Dieguito and Canyon Crest Academy Foundation. Tickets are $5 for students (K-12), adults $10 and seniors (62+) $8. Free parking. Kids age 5 and under are admitted free. The male and female Harlem Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states and 20 countries and play over 200 games a year in partnership with local groups and service clubs to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations. Game organizer Lou Oberman says, “Everyone attending will witness highflying slam dunks, amazing ball-handling
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Outdoor Golf Demo Day slated for April 20-21 Carlsbad Golf Center 10th Annual Spring Demo Days & Custom Fitting Experience is San Diego’s largest outdoor, on-the-driving-range golf demo event. Golfers of all ages and abilities can test the latest equipment, get info from 30-plus brand vendors and save on new clubs and in the pro shop. The free event will be held on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2711 Haymar Drive, Carlsbad. For information call the pro shop at 760-720-GOLF (4653) or go to www.demodays.carlsbadgolfcenter.com
Classic Car event to be held in RSF April 21 The San Diego/Palm Springs region of the Classic Car Club of America is bringing its Springtime Grand Classic to Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m.. The historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a classic in itself, will serve as the venue for some 50 classic cars parked on the lawn for an event free to the public. The Classic Car Club of America was established 60 years ago to preserve and promote cars that were built in what they call the classic era, 1925 to 1948. To learn more about membership or the upcoming event, visit sandiegopalmspringsregion.classiccarclub.org.
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Manchester BU10 Academy wins Vegas Cup CV Manchester Soccer Club BU10 Academy are champions of the Vegas Cup held recently in Las Vegas. “This was a fantastic tournament for our CV Manchester BU10 team. The competition was great, one of the most dominating performances I’ve seen in this age group in my 40 years of coaching,” said Manchester Head Coach and Co-Director of Coaching Jeff Illingworth. “It was a total team effort with all players contributing with excellent defending, passing, and scoring.” The Vegas Cup brings together teams from around the country for three days of top-level competition. In the past the tournament drew clubs from as far east as Pennsylvania, as far west as Hawaii and as far north as Alaska. This year drew primarily from California, Nevada and Utah, along with clubs from Arizona, Colorado and Texas, but also included Ladner F.C. from Canada. — Source: Victoria Cole, Special to SoccerNation http://www.soccernation. com/manchester-bu10-cms-2236
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LifeStyles Thursday, April 12, 2012
Local woman styles both wardrobes and lives. Page B3
Attorney Candace Carroll shares knowledge of law with numerous institutions Candace Carroll is an appellate practitioner with Sullivan, Hill, Lewin, Rez & Engel. She has more than 30 years experience handling appeals in the federal and state courts, and has handled cases on a wide range of subjects, including contract disputes, insurance and indemnity issues, wrongful Candace Carroll termination, intellectual property, personal injury and family law matters. She has taught seminars in Advanced Legal Writing at Duke University and the University of San Diego Law Schools, and supervises a Ninth Circuit Legal Clinic at the University of San Diego Law School. Carroll chairs Senator Barbara Boxer’s Judicial Appointments Committee for the Southern District of California. She is a past president of the San Diego County Bar Association and of California Women Lawyers, the statewide women’s bar association. She is a life member of the Duke University Law School Board of Visitors, and serves on the California Western Law School Council of Visitors. She is married to attorney Leonard Simon, with whom she has raised three sons, Dan, David, and Matt Simon. She sits on the board of the San Diego International Rescue Committee. What makes this area special to you? The weather; our boys could play outside 12 months a year and never need snowsuits! Who or what inspires you? People who devote their lives to helping others inspire me. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? I would send invitations to President and Mrs. Obama, Sean Penn, Tiger Woods, Elizabeth Warren, Barney Frank, Bono and Hillary Clinton. What are your five favorite movies of all time? “The Phantom of the Paradise,” “Almost Famous,” “Casablanca,” “The Usual Suspects,” and “Body Heat.” What is your most-prized possession? That would be my wedding ring. What would be your dream vacation? I would love to take our extended family someplace exotic like Tahiti. What is your most marked characteristic? My optimism. What is your philosophy of life? Trust the people you love to figure things out and do the right thing.
From Sesame Street to Operation Rebound Retired Marine Corps major helps veterans recover from ‘visible and invisible’ injuries BY KATHY DAY Nico Marcolongo is going back to Sesame Street – well, sort of. The Solana Beach resident and retired Marine Corps major and his family were featured on the April 2009 prime time show “Military Families Near and Far,” in one segment of “Talk, Listen, Connect.” The multimedia outreach program that includes TV segments, magazines and support materials is aimed at helping children and their families cope with deployments and injuries – visible and invisible. In one segment, in which Marcolongo says “I lost my smile,” his son Rocco – then 3 — talks about his daddy crying a lot after he got home and then adds, “My daddy is still in Iraq.” It was a revealing moment for the tough Marine. “With physical injuries, it’s very obvious – you get on it right away,” he said, but with “an invisible wound you don’t understand what is happening to you.” Now manager of the Challenged Athlete Foundation’s Operation Rebound, the La Jolla High school graduate, his wife Lisa – also a San Diego native — and Rocco shared the story of his invisible scars from post-traumatic stress disorder. He calls it posttraumatic stress injury, saying if you lost a limb “you wouldn’t call it amputee disorder.” On April 18, he will participate in a conference at the
National Press Club in Washington, D.C., when Sesame Street unveils its findings from “Talk, Listen, Connect.” He will be answering questions from the perspective of an injured service member and how the findings helped his family, and particularly his son. Moderated by Bob Woodruff, the ABC newsman injured while covering the war in Iraq, and his wife Lee, the program also will include military medical and Defense Department personnel, researchers and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Joining them at the end will be Sesame Workshop’s senior VP for outreach and educational practices — and a skit featuring bilingual Muppet Rosita, who Marcolongo says with a smile, is on his speeddial list. “Sesame Street’s work has been groundbreaking on a national scale,” he said in an interview on April 2. “It creates a context for children to understand … it’s an injury, they still love you.” A veteran of 12 years in the Marines who served two tours in Iraq, Marcolongo said he first realized he was suffering from “PTSI” after his second deployment to Iraq ended in 2007. Acknowledging that he felt depressed and anxious – “like the world got really small” – he said when he realized he wasn’t feeling any love for his wife Lisa or 3-year-old son and felt more committed to the military, he knew something was wrong.
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Above: Nico Marcolongo, his wife, Lisa, and son Rocco are seen on the Sesame Street set, which Nico said “was almost surreal. There I was sitting on the steps at 123 Sesame Street, walking around Mr. Hooper’s store and climbing in Oscar’s trash can.” COURTESY: NICO MARCOLONGO Top: Marcolongo is the manager of the Challenged Athlete Foundation’s Operation Rebound PHOTO: JON CLARK It took him a while to get his head around his injury, but when he did he set out to find a solution. Marcolongo, a major who served with the Marines Regimental Combat Team 7 in Western Anbar, put an ad in the newspaper seeking a support group for military officers facing similar issues. But it was four months before anyone responded and
that person was an enlisted man. He knew then, he said, that he wasn’t alone. With the help of his wife, who works with the Elizabeth Hospice, they found a place to meet and the group grew. Today, under the leadership of Bill Rider and Jack Lyon, the American Combat Veterans of
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(Left) Laila Voss (left) and Erin Bentel (right), two students from the Teen Korps Book Drive Team. (Right) Pat Tirona, Youth Librarian Solana Beach Library.
Earl Warren Teen Korps, SB Library collecting books, school supplies for library in Ghana Through the month of April, Earl Warren Middle School Teen Korps students and the Solana Beach Library are partnering to start the Twenedrase Community Library in Ghana, where they currently do not have a library at all. The goal is 1,000 books. If you have any paperback books for grades K-8, plus puzzles, flash cards, and school supplies you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please bring them to the library lobby at 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach. For more information, call 858-350-7877.
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Solana Beach Ball brings school communities together to raise funds for enrichment programs BY KAREN BILLING The Solana Beach Ball is coming up on April 28, at 5 p.m., to help support enrichment programs at Skyline and Solana Vista Schools. The two Solana Beach schools are hosting the event in partnership with the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. “The event brings together parents from both schools for a single cause…to enrich the education of all students at each school,” said event co-chair Scott Billington. One of the foundation’s biggest fundraisers of the year, it has sold out every year and Billington would be surprised if it didn’t sell out again this year. Tickets are still available at www.solanabeachball.org. The Solana Beach Foundation for Learning helps bridge funding gaps in the educational system and provides the best learning opportunities for the children in the community. Money raised will go toward supporting art, technology science and PE programs in the schools, paying for everything from the teacher salaries to art supplies. Billington knows how fortunate SBSD children are to have the opportunity to have these programs because in other schools, when money gets tight, those programs are often the first to be cut. Without the foundation’s support, “It’s definitely possible these programs wouldn’t be around,” Billington said. At the Saturday night event, participants can enjoy dinner, cocktails and dancing, as well as three different auctions. There will be a live and silent auction, as well as the very popular children’s art auction. Every class at both schools creates an art project to be auctioned off; pieces that are “very cool” like an Eiffel Tower made of spray-painted found objects to the “very endearing” pieces such as portraits of ocean creatures. One Solana Vista second grade class decided to raise awareness about owls with their project and built a natural owl habitat.
The upcoming Solana Beach Ball supports programs at Solana Vista and Skyline Schools. (Above) Students enjoy learning about gardening in science class. Photo/Jana Leibo It looks like a piece of art, but is also functional. Other functional art projects include a mosaic bench, a shell-lined mirror, a quilt made by kindergartners and a recipe book. Pre-bidding has already begun on children’s art. Solana Vista’s preview was held on April 5 and Skyline’s art preview will be held during an open house on April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the activity center. This year’s live and silent auction items are pretty amazing due to generous donations by parents and local businesses. There are getaways to Mexico, Napa, Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, Colorado, New Hampshire and even the Czech Republic. Other auction items include golf and pampering packages at the Inn at Torrey Pines and a gourmet meal at Pamplemousse Grille, as well helicopter rides and Red Sox VIP tickets. “The event brings together the schools, parents and the local business community and there’s a benefit in it for everybody,” Billington said. “A tremendous amount of volunteer man hours went into this. But afterward, it’s such a gratifying event because you can really see the direct results.” To reserve your ticket or make a donation without attending, visit www.solanabeachball.org.
April 12, 2012
Local lady styles both wardrobes and lives
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BY CLAIRE HARLIN firstname.lastname@example.org Up until two years ago, Tracy Schwartz spent nearly a decade in business suits working as a concierge and event planner at L’Auberge Hotel in Del Mar. “Banana Republic was right across the street, and that’s all I wore,” said the Solana Beach resident. “I was very structured, very black and white.” When the time came for Schwartz to transition from her 20s to her 30s and from one job to the next, she came to realize she wasn’t projecting herself accurately to the world, and she sought the help of personal stylist Catherine Bachelier Smith. Smith styles clients from Del Mar to Rancho Santa Fe, went through Schwartz’s closet to learn about Schwartz’s habits and personal style in order to enhance it. She also wanted to learn what Schwartz needs to buy more of or, more importunely, get rid of. “At first I got a little defensive,” said Schwartz. “Your clothes are your identity. They are your personal choices and therefore a reflection of you.”
“What I do is not all about clothes. It’s bigger than that. It’s about changing the way you think about life and the way people perceive you.” CATHERINE BACHELIER SMITH PERSONAL STYLIST Smith said going through clients’ closets is like opening a door to their lives. “A lot of people can’t go there with me,” she said. “It’s like they are exposing themselves.” Schwartz, 31, said Smith’s consultation and styling two years ago changed her life, and the two still frequently meet for wardrobe assessments. Like Schwartz, most clients maintain a close relationship with Smith, whose role often par-
Above: Catherine Bachelier Smith (left) does a closet consultation for client Tracy Schwartz, a Solana Beach resident. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN
allels that of a life coach or close friend. Smith’s clients range from those making major job or age transitions to those refocusing their lives after a divorce. She also has a few high-profile clients who are extremely busy yet have to look their best at all times. A first-time styling with Smith takes five hours and includes a two-hour “closet consult,” two hours of outfit pairing and one hour of creating a “look book,” as Smith calls it. The look book is a
reference guide for the client that includes style inspirations from magazines, as well photos and ideas derived from the client’s own closet. Smith’s client-stylist relationships go far beyond the first session, she said. Smith helps her clients pick out clothes for particular events or even pack for trips. It’s also not uncommon for a client to text photos to Smith to get advice while shopping. Smith said, however, one of the main things she teaches clients is how to
practice minimalism, as opposed to shopping more. She said one can actually expand the possibilities of what they have already, adding value to their wardrobe, without shopping at all. In most cases, she said it’s beneficial to get rid of items. “There is a Buddhist philosophy that says every-
thing you have is a heart string,” Smith said. “The more things you have the more you have tugging at your heart and the more pressure you live with.” She said the biggest “mistake” she sees is when clients repeat themselves See STYLES, page B26
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HANDS ON A HARDBODY Performances begin April 27 Ten strangers compete for a new hardbody truck. The contestant with the most nerve – and tenacity – will drive away with the American Dream. Based on the documentary film of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody features a brilliant score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, along with a masterful story by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright.
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The Euclid Quartet, a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color, is recognized as one of the most wellregarded chamber ensembles in its generation. Captivating audiences and critics ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has performed to great acclaim across the country. Tickets: $30 member/$35 nonmember For more information and tickets, call (858) 454-5872 or visit www.ljathenaeum.org/ chamberconcerts
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Benefit at Belly Up will raise money for singerâ€™s cancer surgery A star-studded roster of some of Southern Californiaâ€™s finest blues, roots and rockabilly musicians will assemble at the Belly Up Tavern beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30 to raise money for award-winning local blues singer, Candye Kane, who is fighting a resurgence of pancreatic cancer. The multiple San Diego Music Award-winning singer, who recently returned from a European tour, will undergo surgery
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Expert to discuss the ‘Science of Surfing’ at SB Library Antique Show, Horse Show and Pet On Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the Solana Beach Library, the Friends of the Library are hosting a presentation by Professor David Sandwell on the “Science of Surfing.” Sandwell is a professor of geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego and an avid surfer. In addition to his research and teaching, his activities range from advising NASA and the National Research Council on marine geophysical initiatives to popular presentations to incoming freshmen on the science behind surfing. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach (858-7551404). This program is free to the public.
‘Reach Out for Haiti’ fundraiser to be held at Zel’s Del Mar A “Reach out for Haiti” fundraiser will be held at Zel’s Del Mar on Sunday, April 22, from 3-9 p.m. Miraculously surviving the earthquake with a broken neck, Edeline Felizor was brought to San Diego for treatment and therapy within days of the disaster. Being sponsored by Byron Shewman (founder/director of Youth Without Borders), Edeline has lived in San Diego the past two years and will speak of her experiences. She will be joined by Pastor Garry Auguste of Port au Prince who will reflect on the tragedy and aftermath of the earthquake as well as the current needs of Haiti. As a volunteer who went to Haiti four days following the earthquake, Shewman worked closely with an American medical team and Pastor Garry in treating injured Haitians. One of the many victims transported to their medical clinic in Port au Prince was Edeline. Shewman and Pastor
Garry arranged the transportation of the injured woman to the U.S. Navy hospital ship for surgery which saved her life. Subsequently, they arranged for her transfer to San Diego for therapy which was not available in Haiti. Youth Without Borders supports 20 Haitian orphans and children injured in the earthquake, as well as assists several orphanages and schools. Shewman has been to Haiti 10 times since the earthquake and continues to work closely with Pastor Auguste in Haiti. The public is invited to the event and the rare opportunity to hear first-hand of the plight of Haiti. The event is sponsored by Zel’s Del Mar, Stone Brewing Company, Charles Mondavi winery. For more information, contact Byron Shewman, Youth Without Borders, 619-9341009. Zel’s Del Mar is located at 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar; www.ZelsDelMar.com.
‘Taste of the Triangle’ benefit to feature gourmet cuisine “Taste of the Triangle 2012 – An Appetite for Education” will be an evening of fun, food and fundraising for University City public schools held on Friday, April 20, from 7-10 p.m. at the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club at UCSD. More than 20 top restaurants will provide samples of gourmet cuisine. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.uc-educate.org
Expo coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds The following events will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this month: •Del Mar Antique Show — April 13-15 Description: Antique show and sale. For $5 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also are available. More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com/calendar or www.calendarshows.com •Signature 2 County Horse Show — April 14-15 Description: Equestrian competition, at the Fairgrounds’ Horsepark facility. More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com/calendar •San Diego Pet Expo — April 14-15 •Description: Information about pets, including pet product and service vendors. Please do not bring your pets to the expo. Pets are not allowed. More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com/calendar or www.sandiegopetexpo.net
67th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show to run April 19-May 6 In its 67th year, the 2012 Del Mar National Horse Show will run Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, May 6, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Del Mar National Horse Show continues to be among the most respected, distinguished and popular equestrian events on the West Coast. Consisting of three distinctly different equestrian disciplines — Western, Dressage, and Hunter/ Jumper — the Del Mar National represents the best in competitive opportunities for serious and world-class equestrians and is unrivaled in its entertainment appeal for everyone. Western Week runs April 19-22; Dres-
sage Week is April 26-29; and Hunter/Jumper Week concludes the show May 1-6. Admission is free on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserved seats for weeknight and weekend daytime performances are $10 for grandstand seating and $23 for box seats (subject to availability). Grandstand tickets are $18 for each Saturday evening highlight event, and are on sale now through www. ticketmaster.com, or the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office by phone at 858-7924252 or at the Fairgrounds, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com
Tickets to Del Mar’s annual Summer Solstice event now available Tickets are now on sale for the Del Mar Village Association’s annual Summer Solstice event in the Village of Del Mar. The event will be held on June 21, from 5-8 p.m. at Powerhouse Park (1658 Coast Boulevard in Del Mar). Guests have the opportunity to taste food from over 20 Del Mar restaurants and 15 California wineries and breweries while enjoying live music and a silent auction. Cost: $50 per person through April 30; After April 30, tickets will be $60 per person. Tip: Purchase tickets early as event has sold out in advance for the last five years in a row: Visit www.summer.delmarmainstreet.com
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‘Dream tending’ subject of Friends of Jung lecture in Del Mar Working with dreams plays a large role in Jungian psychology. In an upcoming Friends of Jung lecture, “Dream Tending,” presenter Steven Aizenstat, Ph.D. will describe a method of working with dreams that considers dream images as “living images.” The subject of Aizenstat’s lecture, “Dream Tending,” as described in FOJ’s newsletter, offers the possibility of listening deeply to the voices of the dream images themselves as they come forward to offer their insights and perspective. Aizenstat is a clinical psychologist and founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is also a marriage family therapist, a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor, and author of numerous publications. In his book, “Dream Tending,” Aizenstat describes multiple applications of dream work in relation to health and healing, nightmares,
the “World’s Dreams,” relationships, and the creative process. The FOJ lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 334 14th Street, Del Mar. (Carpooling recommended.) Cost is $10 for students with ID, $15 for FOJ members and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for nonmembers. Aizenstat will follow his lecture with a workshop which focuses on “the four essential ideas” of dream tending on Saturday, April 21, 10-3 p.m. at Mueller College: Building D, 123 Camino de la Reina, Mission Valley. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Limited seating. Reservations may be made by sending check to FOJ, PO 2363, Del Mar 92014-1363. For more information, visit www. jungsandiego.com
NPR reporter T.R. Reid to address global healthcare in CV New York Times bestselling author T.R. Reid, a correspondent and reporter with NPR and PBS, will present a seminar based on his book, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest fo Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30, at AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive in
Carmel Valley. The cost to attend is $25 before April 23 and $30 after that date. T.R. Reid circled the globe (twice) to discover how the other free-market industrialized democracies provide health care of high quality for everybody, and that they spend far less on health care than the United States. The
results led to the national best-seller and two documentaries for PBS Frontline. Space is limited and reservations for the three-hour session are required by calling UC San Diego Extension at 858-534-9999 and referencing the TR Reid Healthcare Seminar and Section ID 090148.
Local High School District to hold College Night and Fair The first annual San Dieguito Union High School District College Night and Fair will be held on Wednesday April 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (enter at the Solana Gate). This inaugural event is sponsored by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation and will serve the students of Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School, San Dieguito Academy, Sunset High School/North Coast Academy and Torrey Pines High School. More than 100 colleges and universities from across the nation will participate in this event, as well as test prep, summer program, and financial aid companies. This hybrid forum will allow students and parents a unique opportunity to learn more about college admissions than ever before. The college fair will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Del Mar Fair-
grounds. This event will provide a great opportunity for students and parents to visit with multiple college admission representatives and learn in depth information about specific college campuses. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Mission Tower will hold all twelve 25-minute college-led information sessions, covering topics about UC and CSU Admissions, applying to Arts and Engineering colleges, writing college essays, transferring from a community college, applying to out-of-state colleges, and much more! The goal of this event is to provide access to college representatives and information about college admissions to all students in the San Dieguito Union High School District. Admission is free. For more information please visit www.sduhsdcollegefair. blogspot.com.
La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique to host special anniversary fashion show It’s been one year since La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique began fashionista makeovers for North County San Diego residents by providing “love-me” merchandise at “buy-me” prices. The Boutique, and Propriétaire, Janet Sinclair, will celebrate their successful first year with 150 attendees at a “VIP One Year Anniversary Party Fashion Show” event on Thursday, April 26, from 6 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. “You don’t have to go into debt or break your budget to turn heads and look amazing.” explains Sinclair, “Why pay retail when you can get the same labels for less than half the cost? That’s exactly what we’ll demonstrate in our VIP Show on the 26th.” Attendees will enjoy signature “Pink Passion” cocktails and pre-seating for the show at 6 p.m. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Professional models will grace the runway with looks that mirror fashions worn by the stars. Immediately following the show, a celebrity-esque guest will
wow the crowd with a soloist performance. The party will continue with music from DJ Man-Cat, French faire, a cake cutting, Opportunity Drawing winners announced every few minutes and exclusive VIP discounts all night. The night will be memorable with multiple Opportunity Drawings and a Grand Prize drawing of a coveted Louis Vuitton hand bag. All drawing proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit, tax exempt 501 (c)(3), Greyhound Adoption Center which rescues, rehabilitates, and places greyhounds in loving homes in California and Las Vegas. This is a first come first serve ticketed event limited to the first 150 registrations: Event registration is required. Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, April 18, at http://goo.gl/ YNXvN. La Femme Consignment Boutique is located at 415 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach. For more information: (858) 345-1480; www.lafemmechicconsignment.com.
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Museum Café has contemporary dishes as hip as the art and antibiotic-free; the burgers are BY KELLEY CARLSON 100-percent grass-fed beef. Breads are t should come as no surprise that a resbrought in from Bread & Cie in Hillcrest. taurant at the Museum of Contemporary “(We offer a) nice combination of flavors,” Art San Diego is so picturesque, it could said Giuseppe Ciuffa, owner/chef. be the subject of a painting. For breakfast, the Fried-Egg Ciabatta Located on the street side of the La Jolla Sandwich is a popular selection, especially museum — with the ocean just around the among local athletes who have just finished corner — the Museum Café’s patio is charming and framed by wisteria, with vines their morning workouts. It contains truffle aioli, Manchego cheese, wild arugula and entwining white columns. Guests sit in applewood smoked bacon. Other a.m. orange and silver chairs underneath creamcolored umbrellas and dine on fresh, seasonal offerings include housemade granola with seasonal berries and California cuisine, as vanilla yogurt, several the breeze periodically types of pancakes and carries the notes of homemade pastries. chimes from a nearby A number of salads church bell. Each week you’ll find a recipe are featured on the Inside the café, the from the featured restaurant menu, including sleek decor is mirrored online at delmartimes.net. Just Poached Chicken by the museum’s click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the with Parmigiano, current exhibits with shaved fennel and artwork gracing the bottom of the story. This week: citrus dressing; and white walls. Silver Grilled Salmon, fans circulate the air; ■ Museum Café’s tossed with toasted natural light filters in Mexican Shrimp & sesame seeds, tropical through large, paned fruit and coriander windows. “Artsy,” Grilled Papaya Salad salsa. Along with its jazz-type music adds main ingredients, the to the atmosphere at Mexican Shrimp & Grilled Papaya Salad this European-inspired establishment. incorporates romaine hearts, baby greens, Breakfast is served from 8 to 11:30 a.m. organic feta and salt roasted almonds, with a Monday through Friday, with lunch from sweet and tangy citrus dressing. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is available all The soups made from scratch change day on the weekends. A variety of fare is offered — from vegetarian daily. Choices may include Tomato Basil & Stilton Cheese, Chicken Tortilla, Cream of to meat dishes — that incorporates organic Asparagus or Roasted Corn Chowder ingredients from local farmers markets. The without cream, among others. A Vegetarian meats and poultry are all natural, hormone-
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Black Bean Soup topped with sour cream and cheddar is a standard option. Along with the year-round core menu, there are seasonal specialties. In the fall, there is a Butternut Squash & Wild Mushroom Lasagna with truffle essence, thyme and imported cheese over a light Gorgonzola sauce; in the spring, the entree’s main ingredients shift to artichokes and spring peas. The lasagna comes from a family recipe, Ciuffa revealed. “It’s a promise I made to my mother to keep them,” he said.
The café also has a kids’ menu with items like grilled cheese and sliders. Ciuffa recommends dining al fresco and ordering a glass of wine, with selections from Italy, California and New Zealand. “Don’t come in a hurry — enjoy the environment,” he said. A 10-percent discount is available for MCASD members; it’s 15-percent off for La Jolla Sports Club members during breakfast. La Jolla Villagers who are unable to get to the café can place an order that will be delivered via bicycle.
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Playwrights young and old to show their work at New Play Festival BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT For the past 27 years, Playwrights Project has been encouraging talented writers under age 18 with a statewide Young Playwrights Contest, whose winners are offered staged readings or full productions of their works, performed by professional actors. The youngest winner to date was a 10-year-old; the 2011 winners range in age from 11 to 18. This year, as part of their annual New Play Festival, they are also presenting productions of scripts by older writWinners of Playwrights Project’s 2011 California Young ers, adults over age 55 who Playwrights Contest — Eric Pak, Matthew Maceda, Kira have been learning to dramaNolan, Nachi Baru and Caleb Roitz — will have their tize their life experiences in a plays performed at the Lyceum Theatre this month. series of workshops led by PHOTO: GERI GOODALE AT REMINISCE PHOTOGRAPHY Playwrights Project founder Deborah Salzer. June Gottleib, one of four senior writers whose work will be shown in rotation with Plays by Young Writers, said the idea for her piece, “Changing Roles/My Year of Being Alone,” came from an exercise in one of the Lifestages workshops. “We had to do a ‘quick write’ on a variety of important events in our lives, and I selected the very last event I wrote down — my year of being alone after losing my spouse to dementia,” she said. “At first, I really didn’t want to write it, because it contained a lot of fresh and difficult emotions, but it kept calling out to me. I went through a number of drafts before I got to the heart of what I wanted to say.” Among the youngest of this year’s winning young writers — and the only female — is 13-year-old Kira Nolan, who attends The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and has been writing for most of her life. “The Eccentric Flight of a Fly,” Senior writers June Gottleib, written when she was 12, will be her second appearance in John Whitmore and Savannah Sincoff will show their work in the New Play Festival, where her play “Russet,” was pre“Lifestages Reflections.” (Not sented last year. “I actually swallowed a fly, and that gave me the idea pictured: Topper Birdsall) of a girl with a fly inside her head, controlling her mind and making her lose control of her body,” said the playwright. “She has a pet dog, too, for comic relief.” The 2011 winners are all from San Diego. “We didn’t plan it that way, of course, but that’s how it turned out,” said What: Playwrights Playwrights Project Executive Director Cecilia Kouma. “So Project New Play Festithey’ve been very active in the whole pre-production process.” val: Plays by Young Since mid-December, 16-year-old Nachi Baru, whose Writers and Lifestages play, “American Idyll,” presents a futuristic world that is anyReflections thing but idyllic, has been working with Deborah Salzer as When: April 20-29 (See his dramaturg. Caleb Rotiz, now 19, is working with dramaschedule at playwrightturg Shirley Fishman, Director of Play Development at La Jolsproject.org) la Playhouse. Where: Lyceum TheThere’s some border-crossing in the themes of the young atre, Horton Plaza, San and older playwrights. Diego “Caleb’s play, ‘Hallowed,’ about an old man who has Tickets: $9-$20 decided it’s his time to die, is beautiful, poetic, and very inLyceum Box Office: sightful about issues of aging,” Kouma said. “And Topper (619) 544-1000 Birdsall’s play, ‘Wahoo,’ is about being young. One is looking Playwrights Project: forward, one is looking back. It’s so exciting to watch these (619) 239-8222 plays come together, and I’m so impressed by how thought-
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Cygnet offers glimpse into Thoreau Cygnet Theatre in Old Town will present “Ripples From Walden Pond,” a one-man show about Henry David Thoreau, the philosopher/author who found his place in the world by refusing to allow the world to find its place in him. The script, written by Richard Platt, stars Francis Gercke, under the direction of Eric Poppick. Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 16, 17, 23 and 24, at 4040 Twiggs St. Tickets, priced from $44, are available at www.cygnettheatre.com or (619) 337-1525.
April 12, 2012
Del Mar woman’s astral artwork chosen for annual Artwalk event BY CLAIRE HARLIN firstname.lastname@example.org When something isn’t going the way you want, paint over it. That’s the philosophy that Dawn Kureshy said has made her grow as both a painter and a person over the past five years. “It’s that process of letting go of your ego, letting go of expectations in front of the canvas,” said the Del Mar resident, whose work was chosen to be featured in the upcoming Mission Federal Artwalk San Diego. “If you can really do that, it can carry over to your day-to-day life. Not that I can do it every day, but that process of being worried about everything, judging yourself, judging other people — when you can let go of that, it’s really very freeing.” This is Kureshy’s third year to participate in the Artwalk, which will take place April 28 and 29 in Little Italy, but it’s her first year to have her own booth at the event. In previous years, she displayed her work as part of a group, but this year her work will be more prominently displayed at the juried event. Kureshy’s paintings are inspired by images of the Universe taken from a hub-
“It’s that process of letting go of your ego, letting go of expectations in front of the canvas. If you can really do that, it can carry over to your day-to-day life.” DAWN KURESHY DEL MAR ARTIST
Artist Dawn Kureshy works out of both her North Park studio and the garage of her Del Mar home (pictured right). PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN
ble telescope. She is fascinated by websites such as www. mydailygalaxy.com, and she prints out photos of her favorite celestial images to recreate on canvas. “I’ve always loved the sky, whether it’s the night sky looking at the moon or just loving the way it looks during the day,” said Kureshy, a St. Louis native. “I don’t know what possessed me to start looking at those sites, but once I did I got hooked on it.” Kureshy said she is fascinated by the color combina-
tions of the cosmos, but the vastness of space enthralls her the most. “It’s just so amazing that those real life images are out there, that they are so far out and greater than us, beyond anything we could ever put on a canvas,” she said. Kureshy has a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and worked for years in laboratories before she began selling medical equipment to labs. She began painting four years ago, and now hopes to move toward making a living as an artist.
“I’ve always wanted to be an artist but my parents were very practical and encouraged be to get a real job, so my artistic yearnings came out in things like crafts and making cards,” said Kureshy. She finally got up the courage to start painting, and later took classes at the San Diego Museum of Art. When those classes ended, she joined the Art Department in North Park, which is part of the San Diego Art Institute. She has a studio in North Park, as well. Kureshy has dozens of
paintings of galaxies and stars and planets, and although she is not sure if she will continue with that theme, she knows she will “stay abstract.” “That same subject is
constantly evolving,” she said. “It will always be there.” For more information on the Mission Federal Art Walk San Diego, visit www. missionfederalartwalk.org.
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NCL honors class of 2012
he National Charity League, San Dieguito Chapter, presented its Class of 2012 Senior Recognition and Class of 2014 Fashion Show on March 25 at the Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla. This year’s theme was “Cinderella — When the Clock Strikes Twelve,” and the girls dressed the part. National Charity League is a nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago to foster the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The Senior Ticktockers honored, Class of 2012, included Brianna Christine Bertken, Melina Susan Bliss, Melissa Sheridan Chin-Najmabadi, Jackie Aurora Friedman, Rachel Sara Gackstetter, Alexis Haley Goldberg, Brianna Nicole Hebert, Kelsey Ryan Karp, Eleanor Katherine Lichter, Brianna Renee Massas, Marilyn Kaelle “Molly” Merkin, Grace Elise Paluch, Carolyn Michelle Rabun, Amy Kathryn Sears and Daphne Jeanette Yang.
The San Dieguito NCL class of 2012
Eleanor and Jay Lichter
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Melissa Chin-Najmabadi and Dr. Farrokh Najmabadi
Combined Senior Recognition (class of 2012) and Fashion Show (class of 2014) chairs: Suzanne Lichter, Kendall Yeagley, Shelly Kaihatu, Kathleen Merkin
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Mitch, Jacqueline and Diane Friedman Carolyn Rabun, Rachel Gackstetter Brianna and Jim Hebert
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Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic to be held May 14 The 15th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic will be held on Monday, May 14, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from this event to benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Conner’s Cause for Children is the only nonprofit organization in the San Diego region that offers direct family assistance for out-of-pocket expenses relating to any and all lifethreatening illnesses associated with children. Entry fee includes greens fees with cart, box lunch, awards dinner, tee prizes, contests and more. On May 14, registration is held at 11 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and the silent auction will be held at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. Morgan Run Resort & Club is located at 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe. Entry fee is $175 per golfer and advance registration is required. Please call Tina Egge (760) 804-5948 or Karen Gliner (858) 794-4071 or register online at www.connerscause.org. Golf Classic sponsorship opportunities available.
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Teen author to appear at Del Mar Highlands Barnes & Noble As Emily Beaver watched others move on after her brother died of cancer, she realized she would always feel his loss. Emily’s novel “Slipping Reality” is the devoted sister’s way of honoring her sibling forever, as he was the first who encouraged her to follow her dream of becoming an author. Emily pulled from her own hardship and heartbreak watching Matthew battle the disease to write a young adult novel — at only 14 years old. The experience had become her world. She stopped going to school and wouldn’t leave the house because she didn’t know when Matthew’s time would come. In her book, 14-year-old Katelyn Emerson couldn’t face reality as Emily did. Instead, she slipped to the depth of her imagination to find comfort. And yet, as Katelyn’s grasp on reality began to unravel, so does the story of a girl who grew up too fast and fell apart too soon. Emily’s debut novel is a coming of age story that deals with the trials of young grief, insight, and growth where it’s least expected. “It was the story I wanted to live, but the story I could only tell,” Emily ex-
plains, “In my real life, I had to deal with the pain of watching my brother pass, so I wrote what I wished could be into a book instead.” Aside from being a page-turning story, Emily hopes the book gives insight to the “Forgotten Mourners” – siblings. She says that while people often asked how her parents were holding up during Matthew’s three-and-a-half year fight, rarely did anyone care to ask
how she was feeling. “People don’t seem to take into consideration how much a sibling deals with during a tragedy,” she said. Matthew would have been 21 this April 13. “While a few teenagers write full-length novels, ‘Slipping Reality’ proves that adults are not the only authors capable of cutting so beautifully to the bone of a story,” said David Tabatsky, co-author of Chicken Soup
the Soul: The Cancer Book, various magazines, thisibelieve.org and SparkNotes. com, where a piece on her brother received an award for “Most Inspiring.” Emily loves acting and singing – she recently led school productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Noises Off” – is a public speaker, and volunteer teaches Hebrew and Judaica to third graders at Temple Adat Shalom.
for the Soul, The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support, and Love. And Grief Haven, a national newsletter for those dealing with grief, hailed “Slipping Reality” as “an extraordinary book. A book of love, loss and fantasy for tweens, teens, parents and all others.” Emily is currently a senior in high school and an AP scholar. Her writing can be seen in Chicken Soup for
Emily Beaver and her book “Slipping Reality” will be featured at World Book Night at the Del Mar Highlands Barnes & Noble (12835 El Camino Real) on April 23. at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.emilysreality.com; Twitter: @MissEmilyBeaver; Facebook: Slipping Reality. Memorial Video for Emily’s brother, Matthew Beaver: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=X4Wgh0Bydvo
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GRAUER SCHOOL The Grauer School is offering a diverse Summer School curriculum and a wide variety of Summer Camp options for 2012. This year’s summer sessions are scheduled to run from June 25 through July 13 and July 16 through August 3. Standard enrollment begins April 16 and closes June 15; priority enrollment opens March 12 and includes a 5% reduction in tuition. Curriculum details, fees, transfer credits, prerequisites and enrollment application can be located at www. grauerschool.com . To learn more about Summer School, email ClaytonPayne@ grauerschool.com or call 760/274-2118.
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Easter egg hunt at Seagrove Park
he Del Mar Foundation Childrenâ€™s Committee sponsored an Easter egg hunt on April 7 at Seagrove Park. Visit www.delmarfoundation.org.
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Anne, Grace, Ava, Lucy, Emerson, Livvi Belle, Juliana, Catherine
Jaya and Ed Yuskiewicz
Nolan and Ryder Young
Alex Martens, Natalia Bolkovski, Roman Martens
Sharyn Daly, Sabrina Jaime, Samantha JaiDylan, Lindsey and Torrey Brown me, Rachel Mason, Madison Mekelberg
Barley asks the Easter Bunny if he brought any treats! PHOTO/LYNN GAYLORD
Spring Festival & Egg hunt in SB
he City of Solana Beach held a Childrenâ€™s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt on April 7 at La Colonia Park. In addition to the egg hunt, children enjoyed games and refreshments.
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Kelly Harless, Robbie Glatts, Sean Glatts
The Wilke family
Jared, Maria and Jocelyn Saldivar
Neil Avery helps his sister Paloma make bunny ears for their father.
Mayor Joe Kellejian with the Spring Bunny
Councilman Dave Roberts and Natalee
Parents help their children pick prizes.
Wyatt and Weston Jackson
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Children scramble for eggs in CV
he Carmel Valley Recreation Council sponsored a Spring 2012 Egg Hunt on April 7 at Carmel Valley Community Park. The Annual Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt was also held April 7 at Torrey Hills Community Park. Photos/Jon Clark
Emma and Chris Ottersbach
The Richards family
The egg hunt
Riley carefully puts an egg in her basket.
Children trade in eggs for prizes.
James looks for another egg.
On the hunt
Risha Patel and bunny
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SATURDAY MAY 5, 2012 10AM-3PM Enjoy the magical ambiance of Rancho Santa Fe. Meander down to its winding roads by open air trolley, tour 5 unique estate gardens. Get on and off as you like. Spend as much time at each as you desire. Tour begins at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Trolleys begin running at 10 and run until 3 pm. Back at the beautiful Garden Club, browse from over 30 artisans of home goods, gifts, garden, art, food and crafts. Lunch, shop or simply enjoy a lovely glass of wine. No admission required for Open Air Market, which runs until 4 pm.
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tary School held an open house April 5. Third-graders sold drinks and desserts to raise funds for the class play, while second-graders presented a “Wax Museum,” where each student took on the persona of someone famous in history.
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Andrew, Edric, Erica and Beck Saphire
Davia Petkevich, Chloë Boyd
Super Star Gala 2012 presents
A Night At The Royal Ascot
Kate Sisk dressed as Douglas, Everett, Tanya and Griffin Alden Florence Nightingale.
First-teacher Carole Preece with Lia Caradine
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 5:30pm Del Mar Country Club Co-Chairs: Christena Ferran & Marlene Holmquist Enjoy the elegance of the Royal Ascot as Kids Korps celebrates this 300 year-old British heritage sporting event along with its pomp and circumstance. Revel in the majesty of the race, try your hand at betting, and peruse the silent auction tables before transitioning to the elegant dining area where you will savor exquisite cuisine and ine wines. Then, stay for a swanky after-party, it for a royal, and dance the night away to the music of Barry Minnieield. Proceeds support Kids Korps’ year-round programs that engage young people ages 5-25 in community service, thereby creating leaders for life through youth volunteerism.
Charles, Charlie, Isabella and Deriane Jurisaga with first-grade teacher Natasha Moore
Lillian Hoopes, Kari Hoopes, Mia Dodd
Natalia Bolkovski and Alex Martens (dressed as George Washington)
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Matthew, Hugo and Harrison
Meghana in the pillory
Maria, Malvika and Madeleine
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Solana Pacificâ€™s historical day
olana Pacific Elementary School held a Colonial/World Festival Day on April 6. Students donned period gear for a historical day of fun and festivities. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
Daniel and Jonathan
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Summer Math Camp: The Mathnasium Method After School Learning Tree offers a variety of creative summer camps Come cook, make jewelry, build with Legos, do Mad Science and learn to present speeches! Come learn about animal science, the care of animals and careers from a week of the San Diego Humane Society! These are some of the new Summer Camp classes offered at After School Learning Tree, a multicultural enrichment academy located on Sorrento Valley Road. Our diversified, fun and stimulating summer full day classes are offered every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at our beautiful large 25,000 square foot facility with a large fenced in playground. Your child will have plenty of room to have fun and learn! We offer field trips, swimming, ice skating, golf, tennis and table tennis, along with other sports such as, badminton, volleyball, soccer and kickball. We have Tai-Kwon Do and dance. Our other classes of English, art, music, spelling bee, math, Spanish and creative writing are also taught during the summer by our team of accomplished, awardwinning teachers. Other new classes are First Aid for young children, Speech Skills and
encouragement. For proof of progress, we rely on the student’s report card, independent tests, and parent testimony, to measure the speed and magnitude of improvement in math skills, numerical thinking, and attitude. Mathnasium, Solana Beach is located at 981-E Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075; (858) 755-MATH (6284); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our popular Summer Math Camp is where your child can review the past year’s math or preview next year! Our approach is to use sophisticated techniques to determine – with great accuracy – what a student knows and does not know. Next, we tailor-make a personalized and prescriptive learning program. Each student follows the program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction — and lots of warm
After School Learning Tree classes offers children the opportunity to develop teamwork skills through specialized activities while creating strong friendships with peers who share their interests. Leadership focusing on the practical, yet looking ahead to success. Your child will develop teamwork skills through specialized activities while creating strong friendships with peers who share their interests. Enroll now! The fun begins soon! Call 858-259-0066; 11525 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego 92121; www.AfterSchoolLearningTree.com
Rawhide Ranch camp features western riding lessons and more Rawhide Ranch is a Southern California summer camp tradition since 1963. The camp is located in beautiful north San Diego County near Fallbrook. Overnight, one week (or multi-week) sessions are available for ages 7-15, June 17-August 18. We feature western riding lessons (daily), animal & horse science classes, animal care time, vaulting lessons (gymnastics on horseback). To round out the day there are plenty of extra activities to choose from — archery, roping lessons, drama, pool/waterslide, intro to rodeo, climbing tower, learning to
harness/drive pony carts and so much more. The camp is ideal for beginning/intermediate riders. ACA & CHA accredited and a member of Western Association of Independent Camps. Register online at www.rawhideranch. com or contact the camp office for more information at 760-758- 0083 x.0. Email us for more information at: email@example.com We look forward to welcoming you into the Rawhide Ranch family this summer. See you soon!
FALL 2012 RECREATIONAL SOCCER WALK-IN REGISTRATION April 28th 9 am to Noon
ENROLL NOW! THE FUN BEGINS SOON! New Classes this year. Fun first & learning too. Full day summer camp. Top-notch enthusiastic teachers. 8:00am-6:30pm. 858.259.0066 | 858.603.2211 | 11525 Sorrento Valley Road, SD 92121
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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE Starting April 1st Credit cards or echecks are only accepted online Go to our website or call the office for details
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Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer to hold Sol Surf Camp: A soulful experience Recreational Summer Soccer Camps We at Sol Surf Camp would like to bring back the old Soul and combine it with a new age style of surfing. We intend to teach our campers that riding the right board for the right wave is the best way to fully enjoy their wave riding experience. We want our campers to learn how and why they should respect the ocean, beach and other wave riders, while at the same time totally enjoying
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer is pleased to announce our upcoming summer recreational soccer camps. More information on the camps and online registration can be found on the League website at www. rsfsoccer.com. This summer the camps will be held in both Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. They are designed for all players who want to have FUN while working on their technical ability and improving their skills. The camp is open to all ages and will be conducted by Attack Director of Coaching Mal-
colm Tovey and his professional staff. Questions about the camps can be directed to the League office at 760-479-1500 or by emailing Marilee Pacelli, director of league operations, at Marilee@rsfsoccer.com.
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the best sport in the world. We teach kids from ages 6 and up about water safety, wave riding safety, beach safety all while creating new friends that may last a lifetime. Sol Surf Camp maintains a not greater than a 1 to 3 camper to instructor ratio. Contact us at 619-889-0404 or www.solsurfcamp.com.
Summer Learning Adventure Camps offered at Birch Aquarium From the classroom to the seashore, Birch Aquarium’s accredited Summer Learning Adventure Camps merge scientific exploration with hands-on fun and learning. Campers ages 4-15 investigate marine habitats, create ocean art projects, learn about careers in oceanography, and combine the science and sport of surfing and snorkeling. The camps are held at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, from June 25-Aug. 24; Costs: $210$395. Call 858-534-7336; aquarium.ucsd.edu
A CAMP FOR GRIEVING KIDS AND TEENS JUNE 8-10, 2012
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SuperCamp increases grades, Camp Erin San Diego provides fun, meaningful weekend camp experience confidence and motivation Academic pressure to stand out. Social pressure to fit in. It’s not easy being a high school or middle school student these days. Whether your child gets straight “As” or struggles, chances are they’re overwhelmed by homework, activities, and the distractions created by technology. Parents are looking for solutions to help their kids in the balancing act of life. SuperCamp teaches real-life strategies. The result—increases in grades, confidence and motivation. Bobbi DePorter created SuperCamp to help kids succeed. Now in its 30th year with 64,000 graduates worldwide, SuperCamp is held on college campuses and builds study skills, self-esteem, and test scores. SuperCamp works. Parent Patty M. says, “We saw a dramatic jump in grades, a newfound sense of responsibility at home, and the things she has learned about discipline,
Camp Erin San Diego is a weekend camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have been impacted by a death. Campers benefit from interacting with peers who have similar grief and loss experiences while participating in traditional, high-energy fun camp activities, such as hiking, climbing , and canoeing. Memorializing activities and cere-
monies are integrated into the camp program. Camp Erin San Diego, hosted by The Center Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice, is part of a national network of bereavement camps founded by The Moyer Foundation. Call (619) 278-6371 or visit www.SDHospice.org/camperin for more information.
‘Le Tour du Monde 2012/Around the World 2012’ to be held at San Diego French-American School
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Make the most of summer with Menehune Surf! Menehune Surf has been synonymous with safe, quality surf instruction for over 10 years. Founded by San Diego schoolteachers, our program takes learning to surf to a whole new level. Included in camp programs are discussions on ocean safety (our #1 priority!), surf history and culture, surf etiquette, and marine conservation. All instructors are CPR, FirstAid, and lifeguard certified. Check out our Ocean Adventure Camp, where campers explore the La Jolla Ecological Reserve through kayaking, snorkeling, tidepooling, and surfing. Three locations! Group discounts and special pricing available! Free surfboard giveaway every week!! Don’t miss out – register now at www.menehunesurf.com.
Join “Le Tour du Monde 2012/Around the World 2012” at San Diego French-American School. Campers will enjoy a variety of fun, educational activities presented in English, French, Spanish or Mandarin. Children ages 3-5 and 6-13 will be immersed in a new language while enjoying such diverse camps as, art, surfing, archery, and skateboarding, plus other sports. Fashion Camp, Native American Storytelling, circus, Playball, Play Well TEK Lego, fencing, and Mad Science are in English. Register by April 30 for a $15 early bird discount. June 25-July 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open house: Friday, 5/25, 11:30-1:30. SDFAS, 6550 Soledad Mountain Rd., La Jolla. summercamp@ sdfrenchschool.org; www.sfrenchschool.org; 858-456-2807 ext. 307.
Summer camp enrollment opens at Santa Fe Christian Schools Summer is a time best filled with adventure, discovery and fun. At Santa Fe Christian Schools, a variety of athletic, academic and enrichment programs are available to all kids, Pre-K to 12th grade, providing opportunities that will engage at all levels. Santa Fe’s focus on athletic training is reflected in two of the most popular camps, The Iron Eagle Strength and Conditioning camp and the Sports Medicine camp. The Iron Eagle program is a 7-week multi-sport course focusing on strength and conditioning, weight lifting techniques, speed and agility, flexibility and post-workout recovery techniques and provides a great way for students to maintain fitness while improving sport-specific techniques during the summer. The Sports Medicine camp is designed to give students the opportunity to receive training in the assessment of sport-related injuries, taping, stretching, and rehabilitation and injury response. For more information on all camp offerings and register online, please visit www.sfcs.net.
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Volleyball Camps offered at TPHS Torrey Pines High School Head Volleyball Coach Brennan Dean and staff will hold outdoor beach camps at Del Mar’s dog beach, including one indoor camp at TPHS for boys and girls entering grades four through nine. They are designed for all levels of experience with advanced training offered at each camp. The camps will provide age and skill specific groupings with daily focus on skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork. The camps will be held Monday trough Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, June 18 to June 21; July 9 to July 12; July 16 to July 19; and Aug. 6 to Aug. 9. For more information or to register, visit tpvolleyball.ccom or call (858) 342-7694.
Girls’ basketball camp to be held at CCA Join the Canyon Crest Academy girls’ basketball team at summer camp to work on basketball skills in a relaxed, fun environment. Each day starts with fundamental basketball instruction, followed by individual development in groups with like abilities and ending with team competition. The camp is led by CCA Varsity coach Terry Ryan who has coached for more than 20 years, 12 at the college level before coming to CCA. The camp is open to girls entering 3rd – 12th grade and is held at the Canyon Crest Academy gym. The camp is June 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $165. Contact Amy Seki (amy.seki@gmail. com) for more information.
International high school essay contest launched Part of the International Bipolar Foundation’s (IBPF) mission is to erase stigma associated with mental illness through public education. To that end, the Foundation has launched a global essay contest open to all high school students internationally. “Our hope,” says Muffy Walker, president and founder of IBPF, “is that students will be interested in winning the prize and thereby research stigma in order to write the essay. In so doing, we will be educating a lot of young people and hopefully changing their perception about mental illness.” The topic of the essay is “Changing the Future of Stigma; Bipolar Disorder in 2020.” First and second place winners will be judged by a panel of authors who currently write about bipolar disorder and mental ill-
ness, and the winner will be announced in May to celebrate May as Mental Health Month. In addition, the First Place winner will receive $500 and the Second Place winner will receive $100. Both winners will have the opportunity to read their essay via Skype at the Foundation’s Public Forum with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy on May 22. For more information about the International Bipolar Foundation or to receive the essay rules and registration form, contact Ashley Reitzin: email@example.com. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org.
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