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RSF School District to hold tech retreat BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe School District is looking at ways to integrate technology into its curriculum, possibly with the implementation of mobile learning devices such as iPads or tablets for students. To discuss the issue at length, the board of trustees will hold a technology retreat on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The public is allowed to attend and hear the update from Director of Technology Ben Holbert and Assistant Superintendent Cindy Schaub. In December, the district sent out a parent survey asking their opinions on technology, like iPads, iPod touch, E-readers or other tablets. The survey asked parents about their greatest concerns regarding these kinds of devices (educational value, loss/damage, internet safety, cost) and what they think would be the biggest benefit of them (access to digital learning, more creative, more engaged, collaborate and share with peers or real world experience). The survey asked at what age parents felt their child would be responsible enough to transport a mobile learning device and whether they would prefer to bring students their own devices to school or have the district provide them. At the board’s April 4 meeting, trustee Marti Ritto asked whether improving the school’s website could be part of the technology retreat discussion. In addition to wanting the website to be more user friendly, Ritto said there was more that could be offered online. “We’re not showcasing the wonderful campus we built and the programs we have,” Ritto said.

Farewell to Kerman Beriker

RSF Rotary Club members paid tribute to Kerman Beriker April 9.


Inn’s managing director reflects on ‘wonderful’ experience in RSF


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New guidelines set for RSF field use BY KAREN BILLING As the demand for Rancho Santa Fe’s playing fields has increased, so has the need for better organization for their use. The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Trails and Recreation Committee has come up with new guidelines for field use, approved by the Association board at its April 5 meeting. The past method of issuing field permits for Association facilities was considered inefficient by the committee due to the demand for playing time by a variety of sports leagues and the maintenance requirements to keep fields in good condition. The new guidelines ac-

commodate all of the active leagues in the area, including Rancho Santa Fe Soccer, RSF Little League, RSF Men’s Soccer, RSF Lacrosse and the Rancho Riding Club, which uses the parking lot for shows and events. The guidelines require that the programs have more than 30 percent Association membership. The committee has also recommended that both Richardson and RSF Field be closed in July for restoration work, if needed. The committee has also met with RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney about working together on use of the R. Roger Rowe fields.

Beriker looks forward to pursuits in Idaho, Las Vegas BY KATHY DAY This week, with the expectation that The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe would get new owners (see box at right), longtime managing director Kerman Beriker and The Inn’s internationally-known chef — and Kerman’s son, John Beriker — bid a fond farewell to the community. “I came for two years and stayed for eight,” Kerman said on April 5. Reflecting on his career at The Inn and his 40-plus-year career in the hotel business, the stylish and articulate Beriker said it was time to move on to a new role as an asset manager, hotel consultant and university instructor. He’s heading for two new worlds. One will be Sun Valley, Idaho, where John is planning to open a restaurant and another son, who owns a computer store and business, also lives. The other world is Las Vegas, where Kerman has worked in the past. He will be teaching hospitality classes at the University of NeSee BERIKER, page 24

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Update on sale of The Inn Escrow on the sale of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was expected to close April 11, after presstime for this newspaper. For a report this week on the sale, visit the Review’s web site at The buyer of the property is the JMI Realty Group,

whose president, John Kratzer, lives in the Covenant. JMI will be at the Association’s board meeting on April 19 “to formally present both its short-term and long-term plans to the community.” Look for a story in next week’s Review, as well.

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RSF Golf Club debt reduction clarified Volunteers needed for Community Emergency Response teams BY KAREN BILLING After last month’s meeting left many confused as to the actual terms and implications of the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s loan to the RSF Golf Club, the item came back before the board for clarification on April 5. The Association approved a loan of up to $1,650,000 at a 2 percent fixed rate for a five-year term. The golf club would pay a fixed monthly payment of $15,182 for five years and the allocation of any surplus debt service funds would be applied at the discretion of the golf club board to retire any of the existing golf club debt. The changes took out a five-year balloon and allowed the golf club the flexibility to decide where to apply the surplus. In order to complete the golf club’s clubhouse renovation in 2006, an

$11,883,000 project, the club took out two loans. The first was for $6 million and provided the bulk of the renovation funds. The required monthly amortizing payment on the loan is $31,757 and a balance of $5,462,85 million exists as of Feb. 1. The second loan covered the balance of the project and was converted to a term loan in 2009 in the amount of $2,148,418. The monthly amortizing payment is $13,516 and $1,646,352 remains on the loan. The Association will pay off the smaller $1.6 million loan. The clarified motion passed with six votes—Vice President Dick Doughty did not vote because he felt there was still enough confusion on the matter to send it to a committee first to be straightened out.

RSF Golf Club member category change reviewed BY KAREN BILLING The RSF Golf Club has welcomed 15 people into its new former member resident category, approved last year by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. A yearly review was a requirement of the approval of the new policy, which allows membership to people who have moved out of the Covenant but

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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 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

Scientists find blood test may predict heart attack BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN Medical providers can determine if someone is having or has recently had a heart attack, but cannot tell if a patient is on the cusp of having one in the next couple of weeks. This could change in a profound way following a study confirming the presence of abnormally large or misshapen circulating endothelial cells (CEC) in the blood stream in the days leading up to a heart attack. A blood test for telltale CECs could predict a patient’s risk of an imminent heart attack while there is still time to head off a medical crisis.

The findings come from a study, involving 50 patients, led by the Scripps Translational Science Institute, which found dramatic differences in CEC levels in heart attack patients when compared to a healthy control group. CECs were first connected to impending heart attacks back in 1999, but techniques to isolate and study these cells were not available until now. With additional validation, researchers believe a predictive CEC blood test could be developed for commercial use in the next year or two. The findings appear in the journal Science Trans-

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Beloved wife, mother, friend and community 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

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Reveal your inner rock star at RSF Community Center’s annual gala May 12

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The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is busy planning the bash of the year with a “Club 92067” theme. This event is consistently ranked one of the best parties at the Ranch and supports a vital part of what makes 92067 so special — the Community Center! Join your neighbors or come meet new friends and rock the night away with “Atomic Grove” at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on May 12. Tickets are $225 for members and $250 for non-members and include champagne, hors d’oeuvers, open bar, dinner and incredible live and silent auction items. Prices will go up after April 12, so get them today by calling 858-756-2461 or online at Gala sponsorships, ranging from $500-$5,000, are available and include business advertisement, preferred seating and more. The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is a non-profit organization that provides more than 100 after-school programs and summer camps during the year. From toddlers to seniors, there’s something for everyone at the RFSCC.

Now that race season is almost here, get a flavor for races on the other side of the pond! “A Night at the Royal Ascot,” Kids Korps’ annual Super Star Gala, whisks guests away to England to revel in the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Ascot Horse Races…. The evening includes: •Gourmet dinner •A live and silent auction •Live entertainment by Barry Minniefield •An opportunity to win a pair of 75 carat green amethyst earrings, surrounded by over 560 diaDonated by monds – valued at $25,000. Donated by Martin Katz Jewelry Salon in Ranch Santa Fe. Opportunity drawing tickets available for $50 per ticket* (*winning ticket will be selected upon the completion of selling 200 opportunity tickets). For Gala ticket information and opportunity drawing tickets, please call (760) 452-2676 or visit Kids Korps website at

RSF Library Guild to present spring author talks The RSF Library Guild will hold two spring author talks for members only. They will be held as follows: • Thursday, April 26, at the RSF Library, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bestselling author Susan Vreeland will be the guest speaker to promote her book “Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” which has recently been released in paperback. Vreeland’s other historical novels include :”Girl In Hyacinth Blue” and “Luncheon of the Boating Party.” For more on Vreeland, visit •Friday, May 18, at 6 p.m., location to be determined. The author is Brandon Webb and he will be presenting his book “Red Circle.” The author is a Navy Seal Sniper head instructor. While these events are for RSF Library Guild members only, it is easy to become a member of the Library Guild. Go to, call (858) 756-4780, or press “like” on Facebook and follow the link. The RSF Library Guild Author Talks are generously sponsored by Don Johnson, Wells Fargo Advisors.

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R. Roger Rowe students and staff: (Above) Front: Savannah Denney, Allie Wilson, Nicole Stein, Mariella Gauvreau, Sarah Lackey, Kay Jensen; Back: Principal Kim Pinkerton, Superintendent Lindy Delaney, Paul Coco. Photo/Jon Clark

RSF School to be honored by Kids Korps USA for ‘Acts of Kindness’ On April 28, during the Kids Korps Gala at the Del Mar Country Club, the Rancho Santa Fe School will be recognized for its dedication and commitment to developing a cohesive character development program. It all started with one parent who spoke to another parent, who spoke to another, who spoke to the school, who jumped on board! According to Dana Knees, a board member for the school’s 5-Star Education Foundation and national board member for Kids Korps USA, “The team effort has been amazing! The learning from all of this success is that parents CAN make a difference by bringing ideas, a plan if you will, to the school that just makes sense.” And the real key is for parents to assist educators execute every facet of the plan. According to Principal Kim Pinkerton, “Our job is to teach every student academic content, but its more than that, we strive to turn out well rounded children, by teaching and modeling respect, kindness, compassion, and leadership qualities throughout every element of the educational mix.” Some of next year’s highlights in the school: • Positive Discipline: A character building program initiated by Principal Kim Pinkerton and currently being taught to children in K-6th which includes teacher training and collaboration with teachers and parents. • Honor Our Heroes: A program designed to highlight the accomplishments of students’ philanthropic work currently taking place outside of the school. The Wehlage family with their son Carson, successfully launched this, according to Dana Knees.

• Acts of Kindness Parties: Parties supported by the room parents replacing the traditional craft party with coming together to create items for those in need. • Rachel’s Challenge: A philosophy which will become part of the school’s culture and turned into a week long event. The message is for children to be kind to one another and “pay it forward.” Recently a video launched by the schools grassroots RC Club was shown to the entire school. The Rachel’s Challenge events are a huge opportunity for guest speakers/role playing and curriculum implementation, headed up by Assistant Middle School Principle Paul Coco. • Student Council: Two groups representing elementary and middle school that initiate school wide Acts of Kindness Events. • And Finally Community Service: Every child and family will be encouraged and offered an amazing opportunity to enter their children and families into Kids Korps next year for just $10. This allows children and their families and their classrooms to go offsite to visit the Senior Centers, Military, Soup Kitchens, Ronald McDonald House, etc. Kids Korps USA also is a nationally recognized not for profit that will enable parents to keep track of their children’s community service hours. As children prepare for high school and college, community service is highly recommended. Field trips and camps are planned if 100 percent participation is reached, according to Lindy Delany. The RSF School will be honored for all of these efforts and hopes to begin a chain reaction for other schools to follow.


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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 Fairgrounds. 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. For more information please visit






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Donation helps Pegasus Rising upgrade ranch Therapy group assists military personnel BY KAREN BILLING Rancho Santa Fe’s Pegasus Rising recently received a $10,000 donation from the Home Depot Foundation, which will allow for much-needed upgrades and repairs around the Valenti Ranch the organization calls home. On Friday, April 6, about 35 volunteers from the Vista Home Depot store visited the ranch to begin work on the upgrades—they wanted to be involved in the planning and implementation of the improvements, not just hand over a gift card. Pegasus Rising, an equine therapy group, serves predominately military personnel, many who have been diagnosed with

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Not only are the humans involved in the program healing, but the horses are too. The herd of 26 horses was rescued from a farm that could no longer care for them. Pegasus Riding rescued and cared for the horses and their interaction with the serviceman is a “symbiotic relationship.” The horses’ own traumatic history allows them to be empathetic and “mirror the anxieties exhibited by persons who have been exposed to violence.” The organization, founded by Cynthia and Tony Royal, was originally located in the Sacramento area in 2008, then moved to Stockton before eventually landing in Rancho Santa Fe in 2009. Irene Valenti generously donate the Valenti Ranch free of charge. Adler became president and CEO of Pegasus Rising

in June of 2009. He had always loved horses, having ridden since he was 7, and the rescue element of the organization appealed to him. From a business standpoint, he also knew he could help make it work. There are no charges for the organization’s services and it runs entirely on donations. “Every dollar we raise goes to the herd,” Adler said. Equine-assisted experiential health therapy programs are held through weekly group sessions with the Veterans Village of San Diego, as well as the organization’s New Resolve program in Escondido, which provides transitional housing and therapy for homeless veterans. Pegasus Rising also works with the Navy’s OASIS group (Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support) for returning and active duty service members diagnosed with combat- related PTSD. In addition to the group programs, Pegasus Rising also provides couples and family-based sessions for individuals who are readjusting to civilian life. Adler said sometimes returning servicemen and women don’t want to be touched or loved, have moral guilt and some feel survivor’s guilt. Instead of masking their pain with drugs, alcohol or, in some cases turning to suicide, servicemen and women find

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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 local 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 post-traumatic 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 speed-dial 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 re-

Nico Marcolongo is the manager of the Challenged Athlete Foundation’s Operation Rebound. PHOTO: JON CLARK alized 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. 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

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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



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Robert Svet


Entrepreneur, family man honored for philanthropic work BY KATHY DAY When Robert Svet tells you he’s lived the immigrant story, he’s got the details to back it up and then some. The chairman and founder of The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies and Rancho Santa Fe resident describes himself as a man of thirds: one-third businessman, one-third family man, one-third husband. Somehow he also finds an extra piece of himself to be involved with his alma mater, San Diego State, and to head the Forget Me Not Foundation, which he founded with one of his company’s executives. He and Bill Stone, who is president of Eastridge’s TheraStaff division, in March received the 10News Leadership Award for the charity, which gathers flowers after weddings and other large events and delivers them to hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Svet’s passion for his world comes through in every story he tells, whether it’s about when he was an 8-year-old working with his father during the summer stacking tires or how he got involved with the staffing – formerly called employment agency – business. “I love my life,” he said in a recent interview at his company’s Mission Valley

Forget Me Not Foundation ■ (877) 403-4483 ■ Donations of flowers, sponsorship and volunteers are appreciated. ■ To see the presentation of the 10News Leadership Award, go to tinyurl. com/6pk47uu. headquarters. “I know I’m satisfied and have lived a full life.” Founded in 1972, Eastridge is one of the nation’s top companies in its industry and now has international operations as well. It has 13 specialty divisions, which place employees in a range of industries from convention staffing to legal offices and information technology. In addition, it provides general service in three areas and has five affiliates and partners. Svet enjoys talking about business and how he’s reinvented the company in the face of multiple recessions, but ask about his family and the tenor of the conversation changes. He and Cary, his wife of 36 years, have two sons, Jason, 26, and Adam, 33, both integral

Quick Facts Name: Robert Svet Distinction: (Honors, special achievements) Recently awarded the 10News Leadership Award for his work creating The Forget Me Not Foundation, a non-profit organization he co-founded in 2010. He was a finalist for the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2006, and is a past president and current member of California Staffing Professionals’ San Diego chapter. In addition, Svet is a current member and past chair of the State Committee on Ethics of the California Association of Personnel Consultants (which is now California Staffing Professionals). Additionally, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the College of Business Administration at his alma mater, San Diego State University. Family: Wife, Cary Svet, two sons Adam and Jason Svet. Daughter- in- law Marie Svet. Interests: Family, business, tournament poker, exercise. Reading: “The Contrarians Guide to Leadership, Outliers, Good to Great.” Favorite films: “The Godfather Trilogy,” “Il Postino” Favorite getaway: Wailea, Maui; Ravello, Italy (Amalfi Coast). Philosophy: “The harder you work the luckier you get.” Also: “To provide people with opportunities and enrichment through work.”

parts of their father’s business. “She is the smartest, most centered, kindest and sensitive person I’ve ever met,” the proud husband said. “I didn’t realize when I met her what I had, but I was smitten. She is even more beautiful today.” Like her husband, Cary has roots outside the U.S. Her family fled Cuba in 1964 when Fidel Castro came to power, leaving behind her father’s business – the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. “All of a sudden they were refugees,” Svet said. Both of Svet’s sons, who he calls his best friends, are USC graduates. Adam, who runs Eastridge’s 1099 compliance division, graduated from Francis Parker and Jason, who runs the company’s internal IT and marketing department and is also involved in its Complete Recycling operation, graduated from La Jolla Country Day. Friends have told him that he has the “most nuclear family they’ve ever seen,” which he attributes to his own upbringing. “I came from a rich childhood, of memories, philosophy, culture,” he said. “Socio-economically we were below average, but I always felt very special.” His parents and grandparents were Russian Jews forced in 1917 to leave their home where they owned the country’s second largest tea factory. “It was a matter of get killed or leave,” he said. Like many of their countrymen, they crossed the Chinese border and settled in Shanghai, again establishing themselves in business with a large importexport company and as owners of Union Bank of Shanghai. That’s where Robert Svet was born. He was only 2 when his family had to abandon their home again, this time in 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Communist revolution erupted. “We left with $2,500 in American dollars after living a very fabulous lifestyle in Shanghai,” Svet said. “Luckily we had the cash and someone smuggled us out.” The only country that would take them at that time was Israel, but in 1954 they were able to get visas to the U.S. They landed in New York, spending only three days there before coming to

Robert Svet San Diego, where they were sponsored by his uncle who owned Reliable Tire and Rubber Co. “I pay extra homage to my father … for what the sacrifices he made to bring us here,” Svet said. Growing up near University Avenue and 47th Street, the young Svet had a bit of a language problem when he arrived. He spoke Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish and a little Chinese, but not much English. Always driven though, he went on to San Diego State, graduating in 1969 in the midst of the Vietnam War. Faced with a low draft number, he obtained a deferment for being the sole support of his father and sister — his mother had died previously. “Every six months, I had to go before the draft board and show them my checks and my expenses,” Svet said. “It was very motivating to work hard.” He told a friend who worked for an employment agency, “I need a job or I’ll get drafted,” he said. “I wanted to be a stock broker but they wouldn’t take me with a No. 87 (draft number) and 21 years old.” When his friend asked what he did and wanted to


do, Svet was told he couldn’t be placed, but instead said “Why don’t you work for us.” His response was “Can I make $600 a month?” – the income he had to show the draft board – and, now, 40 years later, he’s still in the staffing business despite occurring rounds of challenges. First it was the mild recession of ’72-’73, he said, when he learned that he had to pay more attention to accounting and finances rather than just driving revenues. “I reinvented myself as a businessman,” he said. Next came the downturn of 1980, when Eastridge shifted from a direct hire and permanent search agency to temporary staffing. Then with the savings and loan crisis in the 1980s, Svet was faced with finding another new angle. At that time about 35 percent of what they did was provide staffing for the banking industry, so he came up with the idea of “boutique” divisions and created different brands within the company. Not to be outdone again when the 2000 dotcom bubble burst, Svet said

he realized one of Eastridge’s strongest suits was its backoffice systems so they started providing support for other staffing companies around the country. This time, when the 2008 economic crisis surfaced, the company moved into more boutique areas, adding a 1099 compliance division to help companies with IRS issues, a recycling company, and a division that provides law firms with extra help when they’re faced with big cases. A plaque on the wall across from Svet’s desk defines the purpose of his company: “To provide people with opportunities and enrichment through work.” The company does the same in the communities where it has offices, from the new foundation to supporting the Wounded Warrior program. It also works with Hire-A-Youth programs and provides internships. He says he’s “blessed and cursed with creativity, but it’s kept me in business for 40 years.” He puts that creativity and his entrepreneurship skills to work as a member of the board of SDSU’s College of Business Administration, which he praises for being an “active, not a ceremonial board” that he works closely with and helped select the new dean, Rancho Santa Fe resident Michael R. Cunningham. When asked what he enjoys besides his work and family, Svet reaches a bit. “I used to golf until I injured my elbow,” he said. “I enjoy my work … it’s not work to me.” He and Cary travel a lot, something she loves, but he says he does it to keep her happy. “After traveling for business, it’s not my favorite thing,” he said with a shrug. Even so, once he starts talking about where they go – three to five weeks every year to Ravello on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, and Anguilla and Hawaii – hints come through that it’s not such a chore for him. The couple also likes walking the beach in Del Mar on a regular basis and Svet gets a kick out of tournament poker, which he plays five to six times a year when he visits the Eastridge office in Las Vegas. He also gets joy from the Forget Me Not FoundaSee PROFILE, page 24

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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. “Buck” 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. Brannaman’s philosophy of working with horses, which is based on the idea of working with the horse’s nature, gained national attention last year when Cindy Meehl’s documentary “Buck” hit the big screen. A true American cowboy and horse gentler, Brannaman was the inspiration for the Nicholas Evans novel “The Horse Whisperer” and Robert Redford’s adviser and double for the 1998 film based on the book.” 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. “Buck is amazing,” said Clews’ mother Bunny. “We used to host Ray Hunt, one of Buck’s mentors who used to come here, and then Buck started coming. We offer on-

Above, Buck Brannaman with horses


Left, Christian Clews and Buck Brannaman site training for horses and riders, roping and cattle working.” Christian Clews grew up with a family who owned and loved horses. He attended La Jolla Elementary and then La Jolla High School. “I won a personality award in high school because I wore a cowboy hat and boots all through school,” he said. “I thought a cowboy was the greatest American hero so that was going to be my occupation.” 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. “There 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,” said Clews who is on the

same bandwagon as Brannaman about teaching owners to communicate with their animals. “Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will,” said Brannaman in an interview with him last summer. “People don’t understand what’s going on with the horse, how he thinks, and what it takes to get him to make the right decisions. It’s almost like the more modern and technical we get the more instincts and connection to nature we lose. On bad days it’s like a dictatorship, but on a good day it’s an enlightened monarchy. That’s why people are so interested in what I’m doing because it’s such a great feeling to connect with the horse and feel like that horse depends on them.” After getting a degree in

animal science and working with horses at his ranch and across the country, Clews agrees with this philosophy. “People have come here for years to learn from Buck; but I used to have to beg people to come to the clinic,” Clews said. “The documentary brought a lot of attention to what he does and we had a large response for the clinic that just ended —both in horsemanship and cow working — as well as more than 300 spectators. It’s nice to see Buck getting the publicity he deserves.” Brannaman is keen on respect – 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 Brannaman’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. “My childhood was taken, and I can’t get that back,” Brannaman said. “But no matter how bad someone is treating you, the one thing they can’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.” 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. “When you learn how to use equipment properly and learn to respect the different disciplines of riding a horse, whether it’s English saddle, bare back with feathers, or dressage, it doesn’t matter. A


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Science Discovery Day at RSF School


he Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation sponsored the 20th annual Science Discovery Day on April 6 at R. Roger Rowe School. The event covered topics such as anatomy, physics, robotics and genomics with workshops on “Making Scents of Your Senses,” “Warner’s Rockets,” “Radical Reptiles” and “Awesome Aerodynamics.”

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Mary Rose leads kIndergartners in having “Fun with the Sun.”

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Ange from the Fleet Science Center talks with the students about being “Weather Watchers.”

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Fall 2012 Attack Recreational Soccer Registration now open Registration is now open for those wishing to sign up for fall recreational soccer through the Attack Recreational program at The program is designed for children ages 4 to 18 and emphasizes fun while learning the game of soccer and the meaning of sportsmanship. Attack annually serves more than 400 children in their Rec program. All players who register by the deadline are guaranteed a spot on a team and the opportunity to play. The Attack teams play against each other and the other local clubs (such as Solana Beach, Cardiff and Encinitas). Games are held on local fields on Saturday’s during the fall with practices during the week. Registration for fall soccer can be completed online or the forms can be downloaded from the website. All forms must be completed and new players must include a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Walk-in Registration is being held on Saturday, April 28, at the Rancho Santa Fe School in the Performing Arts Center. Coach and Team Requests will only be accepted through the 28th. You may bring your signed forms to the Walk-In Registration or mail them to the Attack office. The Attack Recreation program is volunteer driven and relies on parents and grandparents to coach and sponsor the different teams. Attack also has a Youth Soccer Referee program for children 10 and older. Training is provided and these young referees are used in the fall to referee games on Saturdays. You can find more information on the Attack Recreational Program or the youth Referee program on the club website at or by calling the office at 760-479-1500.

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

R. Roger Rowe School students visit Harbor Seals in La Jolla In March, Mrs. Kim’s 2nd grade class at R. Roger Rowe traveled to the Children’s Pool in La Jolla to observe the Harbor Seals. The children had the experience of seeing many mothers and their babies, as it was birthing season for the seals. In addition there were a few pregnant mother seals relaxing on the beach. As a bonus, the students also had the chance to see the Sea Lions in La Jolla Cove. This gave them the opportunity to compare the two groups. The boys and girls were quick to notice that the Sea Lions were larger and louder. The children enjoyed this trip as part of the school’s Scripps Ocean Partnership, sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation as part of the “Five-Star” Education programs.

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Solana Santa Fe students depict sea ‘superheroes’


olana Santa Fe Elementary School debuted its Comic Contest on April 6, with students creating their own “Superheroes of the Sea.” The winners will be announced during opening ceremonies for Ocean Week, which runs from May 18 through 25. At least one winning student’s creation will be published in this newspaper. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Marietta Ellis shows students how to draw sea creatures as cartoon characters.

Gavin, Sean, Joseph


Delaney and Maddy


Candon and James

Hana Nguyen and Mariel Alexander painted Colonial characters.


Shea and Beau

Seth McCutchan, Schuyler Voss and Kamila De La Fuente during the Colonial play.

John Keefer, Aidan Davis and parent volunteer Joana Martinez

Jonathan Ferraro and parent volunteer Patti Lendrum made corn husk dolls.

Solana Santa Fe 5th Grade Colonial Day Isabella Collins, Nicole Foley, Amanda Arnett and Julia Allen learned how to make candles.

Fifth grade students at Solana Santa Fe recently spent the school day learning what it was like to live during Colonial times. They participated in activities such as cooking, making corn husk dolls and wax candles. Afterward a play was performed for parents, focusing on the time period in history when the 13 colonies became the United States. Photos/Stacey Phillips

Fifth grade teacher Becky Gauthier showed TJ Shapiro how to make quilting designs.

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Delicias delivers ‘Five-Star’ dinner for the RSF Education Foundation


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A Night At The Royal Ascot 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.

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Delicias Restaurant recently hosted a “Defeat the Deficit Dinner” to benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation. The Foundation currently has a deficit against this year’s RSF School district grant of $1,000,000 that funds important “FiveStar Education” programs such as Small Class Size and more. Delicias graciously offered to help by hosting a private 3-course dinner, including wine and gratuity, for the first 70 people who contributed an additional $250 per person to the Education Foundation in an effort to defeat the deficit. The sold-out dinner did not disappoint! Guests dined on delicious delicacies created by Chef Paul McCabe, all the while helping the Education Foundation raise over $15,000 towards its “Five-Star” Education programs! The menu and wine selections

proved to be “Five-Star” as well. Delicias Chef Paul McCabe is known as an innovative, award-winning culinary artist and has consistently been recognized as one of San Diego’s best. Chef McCabe and Manager Alex Campbell also came out and greeted the guests, and gave them a preview of new changes to Delicias. There will be a new menu and other events to invite families and couples for a more community feeling dining experience. The Education Foundation is extremely grateful to Delicias and the Perry Family for sponsoring this effort. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the strength of our community, parents and businesses, working together to support our neighborhood and school. For more information about the RSF Education Foundation, please contact Allison Oppeltz at the Education Foundation office at 756-1141 X208, or visit

Community Concerts of RSF series continues April 13 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa will hold the fourth and final concert of the season on Friday, April 13. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for complimentary wine and appetizers. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Christiane Noll will perform with a variety of songs and styles. She is known as being “one of the most versatile actresses in the American Musical Theatre,” with a varied repertoire in Broadway, Opera, Operetta and Jazz. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Noll has been wowing audiences on Broadway, in theatre and internationally for many years. She has been nominated for both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award and recently won the Helen Hayes award for her portrayal of Mother in the revival of Ragtime. Other credits include performing with such renowned musical orchestras as the National, Jerusalem, San Francisco and Detroit Symphonies, as well as the Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Boston Pops. Noll has “received an Ovation Award for her comedic turn as Hope Cladwell in the National Tour of Urinetown, wowed audiences again as Vanna Vane in the new musical The Mambo Kings and soared as Jane Smart in the American premiere of The Witches of Eastwick.” Her performance will add to the eclectic artistry, promoted by CCofRSF, and to the enthusiasm of many who enjoy quality music that has heart and soul. CCofRSF will continue its dedication to creating a delightful atmosphere for the audience, while making available the best possible musical entertainment in our community. Complimentary wine, donated by Northern Trust Bank, catered hors d’ oeuvres, des-

sert, coffee and soft drinks are served prior to the performance and at intermission. To encourage future musical appreciation, children less than 18 years old are admitted without charge, when accompanied by an adult. Following each concert, individuals who have contributed at the Sponsor, Benefactor or Patron Levels of charitable giving are invited to a reception with the artists at a private residence in the area. Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, community services organization, recently established the Holly Wilson Performing Arts Student Scholarship. Ms. Wilson was the founder of this organization over 12 years ago. Funding will come from the CCofRSF Endowment Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The winner, a graduating high school student, will receive $2,500/year for four years, for assistance in pursuing an education in the performing arts at the college level. Consider joining CCofRSF for the 201213 Season, which will include four stunning performances, beginning Friday, October 12, 2012. All concerts next season will be held on Friday evenings. According to many of our subscribers, each season outperforms the previous one. New season brochures will be available at this concert, through the mail, if you are already a member, and by request. Tickets will be sold at the door for the April 13 concert and the next season. For more information, e-mail; phone 858 9224440 or visit the website at

Antique Show, Horse Show and Pet Expo coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds The following events will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this month: •Del Mar Antique Show — April 13-15 Description: Antique show and sale. For $5 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also are available. More information: or •Signature 2 County Horse Show — April 14-15 Description: Equestrian competition, at the Fairgrounds’ Horsepark facility. More information: •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: or

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Local TV show introduces kids to fun, healthy cooking BY CLAIRE HARLIN Working for M&M’s in New York for eight years, Amanda Curry focused on one marketing strategy: making the colorful chocolate candies “fun, fun, fun.” But after some time, she got to thinking: Why not market healthy food in the same way you would market candy? That idea grew into “The Good Food Factory,” a children’s cooking show that’s filmed at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach and aired daily on Channel 4 San Diego (also known as 4SD or Cox 4). “Healthy food has this stigma; everyone thinks it’s boring,” said Curry, who brought her TV show idea, in the form of four pilot episodes, from New York to San Diego four years ago. “I had decided I’d had it with New York City,” she said. “New York is a drinking town, it’s cold, I had a dog, I wanted more exercise and I wanted to get outside. Being unhealthy myself, I decided I was going to Encinitas to learn how to surf.” Surfing was her calling, so to speak, and Curry surfed a lot when she first arrived on the West Coast. She eventually shared her pilot episodes with Cox and “they loved it,” she said. Getting on the network prompted Curry to film a series of 15 episodes, each with different themes and different local children. For example, she featured surfer kids in one episode and taught them how to cook a filling breakfast, as well as a healthy mid-day snack. Curry always features three recipes per episode, and she teaches how to make

snacks along with doing an activity in order to teach the importance of eating well while staying active. In one of her favorite episodes, Curry featured local, 7-year-old skateboarding star Annika Vrklan and her siblings, Kieren, Klara and Elek. Curry showed the kids how to make “Skater Snacks” — frozen yogurt pops with fruit. When it comes to choosing child stars for her show, Curry doesn’t seek out actors. She features local children and encourages them to be themselves. “We are like Rachel Ray meets ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things,’” said Curry. “We want it to be realistic. We don’t coach the kids or rehearse. We have shy kids and cranky kids and boisterous kids. Whoever they are as a child, that’s what we want.” Curry said the unscripted nature of the show has brought out some funny moments. She said one time a little girl put her foot up on the counter to show off her pedicure, and another child once volunteered the information: “My dad toots a lot.” When it comes to production, Curry has a five-person crew, but does much of the work herself. Her hats range from video editor to producer to food shopper to writer. Besides putting on “The Good Food Factory,” Curry is the director of The Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, which is housed under the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. Curry hosts cooking classes for kids, brings in local students from neighboring elementary schools and also holds cooking camps at the center, which is also home to an organic gardening program for kids. She will soon

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Rotary honors Kerman Beriker The RSF Rotary Club honored Kerman Beriker for his outstanding service to the community. Beriker is moving on from his longtime position as managing director at The Inn at RSF. (See story, page 1.) Photos/Jon Clark

Heather Manion, Robin Chappelow, Kerman Beriker, Katie Hawkes, Lisa Giacomini

Ed Mayers, Patrick and Helen Galvin, Chris Dorazio

Maurice Rahimi, Denise Mueller

Susan Callahan, Dan Valentine, Marsha Lubick, Bridget McDonald, Chris Dorazio

Representatives from the RSF Patrol, CHP and RSF Fire Department honor Beriker.

RSF Association Manager Pete Smith presents Kerman Beriker with a proclamation announcing Monday, April 9, 2012, as “Kerman Beriker Day.�

Lee Gagne, Christy Wilson

Rob Schaefer, Soo Lerche, Richard Showen

Michael Taylor, John Santuccio

Erin Weidner, Claude Kordus

Jose Lopez serves from the barbecue.

Christy Wilson, RSF Foundation executive director, Kerman Beriker and Ron McMahon, RSF Foundation board chairman.

The Inn at RSF staff members.

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Greg Grajek, Connie Sundstrom, Kelsey Regedanz, Maurice Rahimi

Robert Vogel of RSF Rotary presents Kerman Beriker with a golden spatula.

Kerman Beriker thanks Rotary. (Left) Matt Wellhouser

Roya Clune sings at the tribute.

Kerman Beriker at the piano


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. 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 obituaries/carmelvaleynews.

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BERIKER continued from page 1 vada. His third son, a lawyer, is a vice president with Yahoo and lives in the Silicon Valley. “It’s been a wonderful journey since my wife Kristine and I came here eight years ago,” Beriker said, noting that over the years he’s met “kings and queens, movie stars and billionaires.” But, he added, he’s also enjoyed the guests at The Inn and residents of the community, which he describes in The Inn’s cookbook as “a paradise in the center of everything in this civilized and peaceful town.” He says it will be hard to leave the people, calling them “very refreshing and down to earth … delightful.” He was quick to note that he has been impressed by how much they care about their children and their schools. “Education is most important and we have one of the best schools,” he said. And one of the things he’s going to miss is being involved with the hardworking members of the RSF Education Foundation. Christy Wilson, executive director of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and,

PROFILE continued from page 8 tion, which grew out of what he called “a profoundly sad” moment when he and the family were previewing the floral arrangements for Adam’s wedding. As he looked at the massive centerpieces – there were to be 40 large ones and many smaller ones – he asked the designer what would happen to them afterwards. When her answer was “probably not much … we throw them out” he drove back to the office and called Stone, knowing that because he runs the TheraStaff division and works with therapists around the county he would have contacts. The two set the wheels in motion to share the wedding flowers with Rady Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House for Mother’s Day, partnering with American Medical Response which used its ambulances to deliver them. That planted the seed for the foundation, created in May 2010. Today the arrangements are delivered to the facilities where the residents take them apart and reas-

like Beriker, a Rotarian, said she will miss her friend for his “wonderful community spirit. We are better because he was here.” His “European sense of style, grace and graciousness elevated our community,” she added. Beriker also drew praise from RSF Association Manager Pete Smith. “We had a great working relationship with him. He was dedicated, loyal and committed to the community and the property.” As Beriker recalled his days at The Inn, he said he’s had some challenges and worked long hours, but “it’s the kind of lifestyle I enjoy... I love people. I love what I’m doing.” The Swiss-born Beriker has lived that lifestyle around the world, working in luxury hotels from Canada and Europe to Mexico and the Caribbean. Among the landmarks he’s managed were the Hotel Bel Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel, which both earned coveted Five-Star ratings for the first time while he was running them. He also had the unbeatable experience of hosting the grand re-opening party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, when 1,600 guests from Oscar winners to Army Archerd, the legendary Variety columnist who announced each guest, turned out for the gala benefit for the Mo-

semble them for recreational and occupational therapy. Svet prides himself – and his company – for “doing a lot of good things for the staff, clients and applicants,” and with the foundation and other activities, he’s doing a lot of good for others as well. To learn more about the Eastridge group go to

HEART continued from page 2 enough to withstand repeated stretching. Hydrogels consists of linked chains of polymer molecules that form a flexible, gelatin-like material similar to soft tissues. Researchers pushed the technology forward by using “dangling side chain” molecules that extend like fingers on a hand from the primary structure of the hydrogel network and enable them to grasp one another. This innovation was hit upon after computer simulations revealed that a hydrogel’s ability to self-heal depended on the length of these side chain molecules.

Meet JMI Realty Group • President John Kratzer, lives in the Covenant • From “JMI Realty is a private real estate investment and development company that was organized in 1992 as the real estate investment subsidiary of JMI, Inc., the investment management company of the John Moores family.” • Master developer of the Ballpark District • Developed Paseo del Mar office campus • Developed the Omni San Diego adjacent to Petco Park and Hotel Solamar • Representatives will be at the RSF Association’s board meeting on April 19 to talk about their plans for the Inn. tion Picture Academy. As he heads out of the Ranch in about a week, he will take with him some special memories – many, like those from previous days, that he’s saving for a book he plans to write. One that he would share was about Mrs. Miller, a longtime resident and “lovely lady who always came to the hotel In addition, the new hydrogel’s strength and flexibility in an acidic environment – similar to that of the stomach – favors it as an adhesive to heal stomach perforations or for controlled drug delivery. The finding was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Controlling memory Scripps Research Institute scientists have successfully harnessed neurons in mouse brains, allowing them to partially control a specific memory. The team set out to manipulate specific memories by inserting two genes into mice; one of which produces receptors that can be chemically triggered to activate a neuron. This technique permits “onoff switching” in neurons involved in the formation of specific memories. The “on” switch was triggered in mice that were then placed in an environment with distinct colors, smells, and textures (Box A). Next, the mice were placed in a different environment (Box B) after receiving the chemical that turned on the neurons associated with the memory for Box A. Mice behaved as if they were form-

impeccably dressed.” One day, he said, he bumped into her at the post office and she was “not so well dressed,” for which she was very apologetic. Mostly, though, his memories will be of the community, going to the post office to chat with everybody and picking up his oldest grandson, Jonathan, at school. He wrapped up his days with a luncheon on April 4 with his coworkers to thank them — the luncheon was also attended by some of the shareholders. beriker was also honored at the April 9 RSF Rotary luncheon (see photos in this issue). That he calls them his “coworkers” speaks volumes of Beriker’s work ethic. Wherever he has been, he has interviewed every person hired, from dishwashers to assistant managers — upwards of 50,000 individuals. “We are like a family,” he said. “I see them more than I see my wife so it’s important to put together people who work well together.” In addition to taking care of those people, he has also made sure that he respected the “integrity and financials for the owners” and that all customers were taken care of. “You never say no as long as they don’t ask you do to something illegal,” he said. ing a hybrid memory that was part Box A and part Box B. An underlying goal of this basic research is to understand what goes wrong in situations of inappropriate perceptions, such as in schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder. The results were reported in the journal Science. http:// —Lynne Friedmann is a science writer.

REBOUND continued from page 7 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 War has a permanent facility in Oceanside where troops get assistance in transitioning back to civilian life. And Marcolongo has his own role in aiding those who came home from war with injuries of their own. CAF’s Operation Rebound program offers opportunities through sports and support to both

Chef John Beriker


As he moves to the next stage of his career – “There’s no retirement; I’m too active” – he plans to spend a little more time with his seven granddaughters and grandson. And, he added, he always has to adapt and go with changes in the business.

“I’m so lucky,” he said. “If you like what you do, when you smile it comes from the heart.” And smile he did, as he walked back towards his office to wrap up another chapter in his career. “You have just one life to live. Just do what you want.”

military and first responders who have permanent physical injuries. “You have to want to get better, whether you are an amputee or have an invisible injury,” he said. “Living a healthier lifestyle can lessen the negative consequences you have.” He proudly escorts a visitor around the center, which features a full gym with specialized equipment, a court that can be used for wheelchair basketball and classes. There are also story boards about the athletes who have found new life through sports and their equipment – such as the specially designed handcycle that Oscar “Oz” Sanchez rode to his Paralympics gold medal. And Marcolongo displays a sports card – just like the baseball cards he collected as a boy – that tells Sanchez’s story: “In 2001, while being transferred to the Navy SEALS, Oz was in a motorcycle accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury, causing paralysis and neurological complications.” Marcolongo and his wife also volunteer at the Naval Regional Medical Center, where he takes Tally, his black Lab service dog from Canine Companions for Independence who often brings

a smile to patients and is a calming influence on Marcolongo at moments when he still feels anxious. He also still works with Buddy Bowl Inc., a football charity for injured military and first responders that he founded and is now in eight states; helps with surf clinics in Del Mar; and thinks of new ways to deal with the future for injured military personnel. “As the war winds down, we will continue to see major impacts,” he said, noting that as well as helping those injured, the ongoing programs can help keep the military ready for future events. For him, the hope comes in knowing “there is a way to overcome anything if you want to,” he said. “You may have an injury or disability that will be with you for the rest of your life, but you don’t have to let it define your life.” For more information, visit www.operationrebound. org or email To see Nico Marcolongo’s Sesame Street appearance in 2009, visit changes/ and click on “Homecomings” and then click on “For Families: Homecoming Stories.”

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RSF Senior Scene: Health-related events coming up BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Senior Center Selected as HICAP Site The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a state-sponsored, volunteer-supported program that provides free counseling to people with Medicare about their benefits, rights and options, and other health insurance related questions. HICAP provides unbiased information to help you make an informed decision for your individual health care needs. The California Department of Aging provides funding and oversight of the program through contracts with local Area Agencies on Aging offices that administer the local HICAP programs. Counseling services are provided Terrie Litwin by trained volunteer counselors who are registered by the California Department of Aging. Local seniors will now be able to make appointments for individual HICAP counseling services offered at the RSF Senior Center the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., by appointment only. Please call 1-800-434-0222 to schedule an appointment. Quality Healthcare: Defining what is Valuable Please join us at the Senior Center on Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m. for “Quality Healthcare: Defining what is Valuable” presented by Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD. Dr. Irwin is Chief of Psychiatry & Psychosocial Services at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice. During this interactive presentation, Dr. Irvin will lead an open discussion to include: What people find of value in healthcare and what they don’t, the definition of palliative care, and how palliative care might close the gap. Dr. Irwin graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School, Urbana-Champaign in 2002. In 2006, he completed a psychiatry residency at UCSD as the chief resident of Outpatient Psychiatric Services, as well as a two-year elective in hospice and palliative care at San Diego Hospice. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with certification in the subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr. Irwin currently holds appointments as faculty in the Institute of Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice and as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine. Please call the Senior Center at (858)756-3041 to reserve your place. Healthy Cooking for One or Two According to the National Institute on Aging, older adults who consume a well planned, balanced mix of foods every day reap many health benefits. Eating a well balanced diet may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, some kinds of cancer and anemia. If you already have one or more of these chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage them. Eating well gives you the nutrients you need to keep your muscles, bones and organs healthy. These nutrients include vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and water. As we age, eating healthfully becomes more important and also more challenging. Often, when faced with shopping, food storage, and food preparation, seniors resort to buying prepared, processed foods which may be high in sodium and calories and low in nutrients. Learning simple techniques and shortcuts for shopping and meal preparation can make creating nutritious meals an enjoyable experience. On Wednesday, April 25, at 2 p.m., Chef Pamela Croft will present “Healthy Cooking for One or Two”. Pamela will discuss tips for food safety at home, provide recipe ideas, and offer recipe modifications when cooking for one or two. There will be a cooking demonstration with a tasting of delicious meal samples.

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Congressional advisor and health-care advocate Dr. Robert Hertzka will be the guest speaker at the next “Coffee and Conversation” event on Thursday, May 17, from 8-9 a.m. at the RSF Golf Club. Hertzka will lead a presentation on the new multi-trillion-dollar health care law and how it will affect your life. Most Americans will experience tax changes due to the new health care law, known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, which will unfold over the next few years. The rising costs of health care will impact your financial decision-making and portfolio, whether you are an individual or business owner. Many of the highly controversial provisions will not take effect until after 2014, with the real costs of the bill becoming evident in 2014, although billions of dollars in new taxes and fees will take effect sooner. Buried within the contents of the more than 2,000-page bill are trillions of dollars in new government spending, resulting in many new taxes for individuals, business owners, and companies. There is no charge to attend the event. Hertzka’s presentation is part of the “Coffee and Conversation” series sponsored by Financial Advisor Deana Carter. To attend, please RSVP to Deana Carter at (858) 756-1566 or The Carter Financial office is located in the Rancho Santa Fe village, at 6013 La Granada.

Join bestselling author Lisa See for special luncheon event at the Del Mar Country Club Bestselling and internationally-acclaimed author Lisa See will be the guest speaker at the Del Mar Country Club on Tuesday, April 17, from noon-2 p.m. The event will include lunch, champagne, author talk and a book signing. See is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Shanghai Girls” and the recent “Dreams of Joy.” Cost is $55 per person, which includes the book “Dreams of Joy.” Reservations are required. Contact Kristy at; 858-759-5500, ext. 274, by Friday, April 13. Check in is at 11:30 a.m. The Del Mar Country Club is located at 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067.

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RSF Players put on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’


he Rancho Santa Fe Players presented “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” on April 4 in the Performing Arts Center at Rancho Santa Fe School. Students from the kindergarten through sixth grade and seventh- to eighth-grade schools led the audience on a zany trip through the Roaring ’20s. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Emma Ritto as Millie

The Rancho Santa Fe Players cast and crew

The Rancho Santa Fe Players perform ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

(L-R) Abby Shaull & Becca Bartolotta (Left) Horizon Prep Preschooler Ryan Kang; (Right) Horizon Prep 7th Graders Bennett Baptista and Caleb Armendariz.

Horizon Prep Spirit Run

(L-R) Faith Rogers, Mia Mansukhani, Olivia Crosbie, Tasha Kanoa, and McKenna Leasure with The Horizon Prep Lion at the Spirit Run Pep Rally.

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The entire Horizon Prep student body recently laced up their shoes and lapped the track “to support Missions work around the globe.” “This is not a typical jog-a-thon for our families,” says Horizon Prep Vice Principal Holly Morey, “this is a chance to change the world!” The total amount raised will be announced

May 2. (Since 2006, students have raised more than $321,000 for various Missions projects around the world.) This year, students are raising money for four organizations: Grace Babies Home in Tijuana, Mexico; Compassion International; Chamadenga Village, Malawi (African Bible College); and a Medical Clinic in Tonj, Sudan.

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Local lady styles both wardrobes and lives

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BY CLAIRE HARLIN 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 local 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, a La Jolla resident who 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

“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.” Above: Catherine Bachelier Smith (left) does a closet teaches clients consultation for client Tracy Schwartz, a local resident. is how to pracPERSONAL STYLIST tice minimalPHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN ism, as opposed is a reference guide for the choices and therefore a rewith Smith, whose role ofto shopping more. She said client that includes style inflection of you.” ten parallels that of a life one can actually expand the spirations from magazines, Smith said going coach or close friend. possibilities of what they as well photos and ideas dethrough clients’ closets is Smith’s clients range from have already, adding value rived from the client’s own like opening a door to their those making major job or to their wardrobe, without closet. lives. age transitions to those refoshopping at all. In most casSmith’s client-stylist re“A lot of people can’t go cusing their lives after a dies, she said it’s beneficial to lationships go far beyond there with me,” she said. vorce. She also has a few get rid of items. the first session, she said. “It’s like they are exposing high-profile clients who are “There is a Buddhist Smith helps her clients pick themselves.” extremely busy yet have to philosophy that says everyout clothes for particular Schwartz, 31, said look their best at all times. events or even pack for trips. thing you have is a heart Smith’s consultation and A first-time styling with string,” Smith said. “The It’s also not uncommon for styling two years ago Smith takes five hours and more things you have the a client to text photos to changed her life, and the includes a two-hour “closet more you have tugging at Smith to get advice while two still frequently meet for consult,” two hours of outfit your heart and the more shopping. wardrobe assessments. Like pairing and one hour of crepressure you live with.” Smith said, however, Schwartz, most clients main- ating a “look book,” as She said the biggest one of the main things she tain a close relationship Smith calls it. The look book


“mistake” she sees is when clients repeat themselves with their purchases. For example, she said, if someone owns the same white, collared blouse in three different materials and three different styles, people will still perceive that shirt as being the same. One of the biggest lessons that Smith teaches is versatility. “What I do is not all about clothes,” she said. “It’s bigger than that. It’s about changing the way you think about life and the way people perceive you.” For more information on Smith, visit or call (760) 8893725.

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Art 21 Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14 Free MCASD, in partnership with Art21, presents a sneak preview in advance of the premiere of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. Four thematic episodes will be screened April 12-14. Visit for more information. MCASD La Jolla · 700 Prospect Street

A New American Musical only at La Jolla Playhouse

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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Whale Watching Adventures

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 chamberconcerts

9:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. & 1:30–5 p.m. Download a coupon at – Save up to $30! Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Join aquarium naturalists for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from their Alaska breeding grounds to Baja California. Don’t forget your camera! Cost: $35 weekdays, $40 weekends Youth: $17.50 weekdays, $20 weekends More info: 858-534-4109 or

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Museum Café ■ The Vibe: Modern, casual, relaxed

■ Reservations: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Fried-Egg Ciabatta Sandwich, Vegetarian Black Bean Soup, Mexican Shrimp & Grilled Papaya Salad

■ Patio Seating: Yes

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■ Open Since: 2001

■ Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily


The Mexican Shrimp & Grilled Papaya Salad also contains romaine hearts and baby greens, organic feta and almonds.

■ 700 Prospect St., La Jolla ■ (858) 456-6427 ■

This Fried-Egg Ciabatta Sandwich — with truffle aioli, Manchego cheese, wild arugula and applewood smoked bacon — is served with a choice of potatoes or fruit.

■ Take Out: Yes ■ Happy Hour: No

The Natural Turkey-Pesto Wrap includes tomatoes, spinach and avocado in a flour tortilla.

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 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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Museum Café’s patio is framed by wisteria that is in its full glory in the early spring.

The indoor dining area at Museum Café is sleek and modern. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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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FiiiiiiiGARO….!!! This riotous musical comedy is one of the most popular in the operatic repertoire. “... the most elegant –yes coolest– production ever witnessed” San Diego Magazine

APRIL 21, 24, 27, 29(m) VISIT CALL (619) 533-7000 English translations displayed above the stage. All performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Free lecture for ticket holders, one hour prior to each performance, sponsored by U-T San Diego.


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RSF Garden Club to hold a variety of upcoming events, including ‘Rambling Thru the Ranch’ Garden Tour May 5 The following events will be held in April at the RSF Garden Club: Great Decisions -1st Monday of the Month at 10:15 a.m. A Great Decisions Discussion Group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn and participate in the foreign policy decision-making process. ***** Pot Luck Bridge - Every Third Tuesday of the Month at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. ***** Mah Jong - Every Thursday 1-4 p.m. ***** Cal State Osher Lecture Series: Part of a national network of life long learning institutes offering lectures designed to engage, captivate and expands minds allowing them to experience the job of learning. Classes are free to Garden Club Members. ***** April 12: 5:30-7 p.m. Quarterly Meeting with Dr. James Nieh, Ph.D. UCSD, The Ecology and Behavior of Native Pollinators, The Wisdom Of Bees: Dr. James C. Nieh received his B.A. at Harvard and is currently a faculty member at the University of California San Diego in the Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. Dr. Nieh’s interests focus on bee communication and cognition. Currently, his lab is interested in exploring the evolution of bee language, how bees communicate and recruit nest mates to food, and in how pesticides and disease affect bee behavior, navigation, and communication. Members and non-members are welcome. This event is free. ***** April 18: Coffee in the Garden: Each month a Coffee in the Garden is held in a private garden of one of our members. Come for Coffee, Conversation. Open to all members of the Garden Club. For more information see flyers on our web- site at or call 858-756-1554.

***** April 21: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Village Tag Sale: Over 40 vendors selling antiques, jewelry, china, furniture, decorator items from around the world, clothes, and more. ***** April 25 & May 2, 9:30 a.m. – noon: Shop Your Closets in Style Workshop: Join Lauri Loesch whose mission it is to empower women to look and feel their personal best every single day and to never again utter the dreaded words ‘I have nothing to wear. Make your wardrobe come to life; take the hassle out of dressing; develop your own unique style; and add a sense of flair Members $55, Non-Members $70. ***** April 28, 2 p.m. From Paris to You, Free Piano and Viola Concert, FanFaire Foundation, Family Concert Series: Marching to the beat of the 21st century FanFaire Foundation’s mission is to nurture creativity of the highest order among today’s youth through the development of programs that strengthen science and music education. ***** May 5 Rambling Thru the Ranch Garden Tour “Rambling Thru’ the Ranch” on a charming trolley with friends and family! What better way to discover the splendor of some of Rancho Santa Fe’s most glorious gardens! Trolleys every 10 minutes, linger as long as you want at any location. At the same time, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will be brimming with notions, demonstrations, treats and crafts by local artisans for your home, garden and taste buds at its fresh and festive open-air market! $35-Advanced Purchase. $45- Day of Purchase. Space is Limited. Advanced purchase is recommended. The Garden Club is located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe. For reservations or more information regarding any of these events please visit the Ranchos Santa Fe Garden Club website at or call 858-756-1554.

(Left) Laila Voss (left) and Erin Bentel (right), two students from the Teen Korps Book Drive Team.

Books, school supplies needed 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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Delicias restaurant prepares to unveil new look, new menu BY KAREN BILLING Delicias Executive Chef Paul McCabe recently let the smell of freshly baked bread take him back. He warmly recalled the smell from his mother’s kitchen, where she explained how yeast worked to a fascinated young McCabe, the humble beginnings of a culinary career. “It all started at home, my mom cooked everything; jam, bread, granola. It was a good country home and I was in the kitchen with her all the time,” said McCabe. “That’s where my love of food came from.” A long way from his mother’s kitchen, McCabe has been at Delicias for the past four months, brought on as executive chef and a partner to owner Owen Perry. Together they are completely re-imagining Delicias. It will not only have a whole new menu, but also a new look. The restaurant will close on April 22 for about a week for the revamping—think modern, color, no more tablecloths, rich dark woods and chandeliers and updated restrooms. The new menu at Delicias will be a bit of a surprise as McCabe is keeping his cards close to his vest for now. He will reveal that he is aiming to create a new dining experience. “The dining scene has changed over the last few years, people want to sit down and make it an event and taste a whole bunch of different things,” McCabe said. Patrons will still be able to get great entrees, but there will be more “snack” and “side” options to experience as many of the flavors of Delicias as possible. “You’ll be able to eat a different way every time you come to this place, which keeps it fresh and interesting,” McCabe said.

Executive Chef Paul McCabe will roll out a new menu and dining experience at Delicias. PHOTO: KAREN BILLING McCabe comes to Rancho Santa Fe from a career spent in mostly four- and five-star restaurants. Before coming to San Diego in 2001, he bypassed culinary school to apprentice for Chef Michel Blanchet, “one of the best chefs of our time,” and learn about old world French at the L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills. He spent the last seven years at L’Auberge’s Kitchen 1540 before the opportunity at Delicias arose. He’s said he’s always had an “entrepreneurial spirit” and he was excited by the opportunity to come to the Ranch. “I always liked Delicias and wondered why it isn’t at least in the top 10 of restaurants in town,” McCabe said. “I love that challenge

to get the place back where it should be.” McCabe is not a fan of the word “specialty” as his taste is constantly evolving. He would say his food is modern American, but he’s able to do anything from French to Japanese, skills honed from time spent doing Pacific Rim cuisine in Kona, Hawaii. Location allows him to focus on California fresh produce and he makes all his own charcuterie. “It’s great organic ingredients with modern cooking techniques,” McCabe said of his style. To learn more about Delicias, visit

Spring Bridal Bazaar coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds The Bridal Bazaar, San Diego’s largest wedding planning expo, returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 200 of the area’s most talented wedding professionals will have displays at the show, providing thousands of fresh ideas to make weddings spectacular. That is why local brides have named Bridal Bazaar “Best San Diego Bridal Show” every year they have voted. The Bridal Bazaar and Gretchen Productions presents San Diego’s largest runway fashion show featuring the latest designs for the entire wedding party from six of San Diego’s favorite bridal and tuxedo shops including Brides by Demetrios, Bridal & Veil/Tux Shop, David’s Bridal, D’Angelo Couture, Friar Tux Shop and The Men’s Wearhouse. The fashion shows begin at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Win one of many great prizes and register to win 1-carat t.w. diamond earrings from John Franklin Fine Jewelers. Call (760) 334-5500 or visit

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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 writers, adults over age 55 who have been learning to dramatize their life experiences in a series of workshops led by 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

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Winners of Playwrights Project’s 2011 California Young Playwrights Contest — Eric Pak, Matthew Maceda, Kira Nolan, Nachi Baru and Caleb Roitz — will have their plays performed at the Lyceum Theatre this month. PHOTO: GERI GOODALE AT REMINISCE PHOTOGRAPHY

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,” written when she was 12, will be her second appearance in the New Play Festival, where her play “Russet,” was presented last year. “I actually swallowed a fly, and that gave me the idea 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

What: Playwrights Project New Play Festival: Plays by Young Writers and Lifestages Reflections When: April 20-29 (See schedule at Where: Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, San Diego Tickets: $9-$20 Lyceum Box Office: (619) 544-1000 Playwrights Project: (619) 239-8222 from San Diego. “We didn’t plan it that way, of course, but that’s how it turned out,” said Playwrights Project Executive Director Cecilia Kouma. “So they’ve been very active in the whole pre-production process.” Since mid-December, 16-year-old Nachi Baru, whose play, “American Idyll,” presents a futuristic world that is anything but idyllic, has been working with Deborah Salzer as his dramaturg. Caleb Rotiz, now 19, is working with dramaturg Shirley Fishman, Director of Play Development at

Senior writers June Gottleib, John Whitmore and Savannah Sincoff will show their work in “Lifestages Reflections.” (Not pictured: Topper Birdsall) La Jolla Playhouse. There’s some bordercrossing in the themes of the young and older playwrights. “Caleb’s play, ‘Hallowed,’ about an old man who has decided it’s his time to die, is beautiful, poetic, and very insightful about is-

sues of aging,” Kouma said. “And Topper Birdsall’s play, ‘Wahoo,’ is about being young. One is looking forward, one is looking back. It’s so exciting to watch these plays come together, and I’m so impressed by how thoughtful and creative all the writers are!”

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Exhibition of Art Prize winners opens at Athenaeum BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT The San Diego Art Prize, funded by San Diego Visual Arts Network, is an annual award given to two established artists, each of whom chooses an emerging artist for the award. Selected works of the 2011 winners, established artists Jay Johnson and Rubén Ortiz-Torres and emerging artists Adam Belt and Tristan Shone, are now on view through May 5 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The Art Prize committee, including Patricia Frischer of SDVAN, Ann Berchtold of Art San Diego, art collector Debra Poteet, and Erika Torri, Executive Director of the Athenaeum, chose the winners from a list of nominees by visual arts professionals and former Art Prize recipients. At the opening reception March 30, a crowd gathered for a fascinating multimedia encounter with the prize-winners’ work. Adam Belt’s walk-in installation “A Religious Experience,” offered a contemplative retreat, evoking a quiet sense of wonder with


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designer, his pianist/wife, and his acoustic heavy metal combo. During the evening, Patricia Frischer announced the 2012 Art Prize winners, jewelry-maker Arline Fisch and sculptor Jeffery Laudenslager. The two will present their choices of emerging artists in June, at Susan Street Gallery in Solana Beach, where all this year’s nominees will have their work on display. For more information, visit

Cygnet offers glimpse into Thoreau Cygnet Theatre in Old Town will present “Ripples From Walden Pond,” a oneman 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 or (619) 3371525. Production program notes point out, “By 1854, 37-year-old Harvard-educat-

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ed Henry David Thoreau had written what would become one of the most reprinted and influential political essays in history — and no one knew it. He had published his masterHenry David piece, Thoreau “Walden,” one of the few books of 19th-century American literature that can claim indisputable status as a classic — and no one read it.

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NCL celebrates the Ticktocker Class of 2012

N Allie Moriarty, Stephanie Sapp, Ariana Hazery, Haley Stead, Molly Stead

Maddie Erdossy, Matt Michalko

ational Charity League San Diego del Norte Chapter held its Senior Presentation Ceremony and Dinner Dance for the Ticktocker Class of 2012 on April 7 at the Grand Del Mar. NCL’s goal is to foster motherdaughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

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LJ Symphony & Chorus announces a season of contrasts for 2012-13 “Angle of Repose,” inspired by themes in Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will also be the name of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) 2012-13 season. The quintessential novel of the West asks us to look at where we come from and understand our relationship to the past. “In musical terms, we are talking about what it feels like to be at the start of a new century with the century just passed still in sight,” said music director Steven Schick. “In each concert, we are illuminating an oppositional relationship, something to do with a cross-generational or historical interaction.” • The season opens Nov. 3-4 with Maestro Schick conducting the orchestra in a program themed “Hero/Anti-Hero.” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” the ultimate heroic piece in the classical repertoire, will be heard along with a dramatic and turbulent work by contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli, “Violent, Violent Sea.” Mazzoli will join LJS&C this West Coast premiere. Also on the program are two works from 20thcentury anti-hero John Cage that are meant more for contemplation than to stir deep and heroic emotions: “101,” for 101 musicians and no conductor; and in honor of the 100th

Steven Schick anniversary of Cage’s birth year, his infamous/famous “4’33”, where silence reigns. “For Cage’s ‘4’33’ we will open the auditorium doors and let the sounds waft in – birds, people talking, leaves rustling – and we will sit and listen carefully. It is amazing what the world sounds like. And then we will start the ‘Eroica’ without a pause,” Schick said. “We arrive at the concert hall these days through a welter of noise: horns, radios, cell phones. But wouldn’t it be fascinating to hear Beethoven out of the quiet that one might have heard 200 years ago?” • On Dec. 8-9, the theme of “Dark/Bright” offers five different visions of musical color and texture. The program is framed by two works of intense brightness, Handel’s “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” and Brahms’ “Triumphlied” for chorus and orchestra. Three works in the middle contain a framework of their own. Dark orchestral color is heard in Brahms’ “Nän-

ie,” with chorus, and in Luigi Dallapiccola’s “Piccola Musica Notturna” (A Little Night Music). At the center of the program is Arnold Schoenberg’s “Five Pieces for Orchestra,” one of the most colorful pieces of the 20th century. • The Feb. 9-10 concert, “Inside/Outside,” offers a program of music designed or evocative of both internal and external spaces. The program begins with an intimate work by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Fantasy on a Theme” by Thomas Tallis, followed by Luciano Berio’s “Folk Songs,” featuring soprano Jessica Aszodi. The concert ends with Scandinavian composer Carl Nielsen’s “Symphony No. 3, Espansiva,” that transports to the wide-open northern spaces of his homeland. • On March 16-17 LJS&C offers a collage of opposites in “Repeat/Move On.” It is the conundrum that is one of the main questions a composer asks himself, and a theme that occurs over and over again in “Angle of Repose”: How do I know when this has played itself out and when it’s time to go on to the next thing?” Philip Glass, the American master of repeating phrases, begins the concert in his “Overture to La Belle et La Bête” (Beauty and the Beast), a contrast to the concluding work, Aaron

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‘This’ is a lot about that mid-life stuff at North Coast Rep BY DIANA SAENGER Playgoers have a tendency to appreciate tried-and-true productions but also innovative ones that come from out of the box. That’s what patrons of the North Coast Repertory Theatre will encounter with Melissa James Gibson’s “This” onstage through April 29. Directed by Kirsten Brandt, “This” is a comedy told through a physiological look at middle-aged characters who face changes in their lives. “What I loved about this play is the language Melissa writes,” Brandt said. “She writes it like a musical composition to help navigate where you need to go as an actor and as a director, and uses language to see the obvious, but also to quote the subtext in an unusual way. “This is a melancholy comedy that’s really funny and I think a rare find for people my age with questions like, ‘Have I met the right person? Am I doing the right thing? So for me, it’s nice to grapple with issues my friends and I are going through … and to have two women characters that offer really good parts for those 32 to 45 is great.” The cast features Andrew Abelson (Alan), Richard Baird (Tom), Courtney Corey (Jane), Judith Scott (Marrell) and Matt Thompson (Jean Pierre). Brandt (“The Frankenstein Project,” “Legacy of Light,” “Little Women”) said she was very specific when casting the

with along with attention from Tom, who is married to Marrell. She’s a jazz singer What: “This” who is getting a lot of attenWhen: Matinees, tion from Alan. Then there’s the French doctor, Jean Pierre, evenings to April 29 who arrives. Each character is Where: North in a fragile place and revaluatCoast Repertory Theing the choices they’ve made atre in their lives 987 Lomas Santa Brandt and NCRT scenic Fe Drive, Solana designer Marty Burnett had Beach their work cut out for them in Tickets: $32-$49 staging the play. “There are Box Office: (858) seven locations, and Marty 481-1055 and I had to be smart in maWebsite: northnipulating how to transform a living room into a jazz club and other locales,” she said. “But the intimate NCRT is perfect for this play as it makes audience members just want to sit in their living room and watch it unfold.” “This” has adult language and adult themes and recommended for mature audiences.

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La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique to hold 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 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.”

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Solana Santa Fe California Day Fourth grade students at Solana Santa Fe recently spent the day learning what life was like in California during the mid 1800s. They panned for “gold,” made frames and learned card games at the kids’ “saloon.” They also put on a presentation for parents which included square dancing. Photos by Lisa Sullivan/ Sullivan Studios (From far left, l-r) Maddy Miller, Delaney Macdonald, Sheridan O’Coyne; Maurice Correia; Isabella Vierling and Coco Harmon; Max Pidgeon.

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University City High School teens paint posters for the Ronald McDonald House: Delaney Appel, Rebecca McConnell, Anna McSwiggen and Ciara Schnitzer.

RSF Kids Korps initiates memorable ‘Acts of Kindness’ Easter event As part of the “Act of Kindness” Kids Korps effort, five Rancho Santa Fe Roger Rowe classrooms gathered on Monday, March 26, to create Spring Easter Baskets for children at a local foster care home. The students, which included one first grade class, three second grade classes and one fifth grade class, created over 85 Spring Baskets for New Alternatives Foster Care Home. Representatives from New Alternatives came and spoke with the students about their program and how happy they were to receive these special gifts the students made. Parents brought in healthy snacks, treats, toys, games, stuffed animals and other spring goodies to stuff in the baskets. Each basket contained a special note that the students wrote and about 20 items that were then wrapped in cellophane and ribbon to create a unique basket for each child. New Alternatives held a Bunny Hop in Balboa Park on Sunday, April 1, for visiting children and their parents where they distributed the baskets that the students created. “I was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the students who donated their time to create these baskets for our visiting families. All the students enjoyed picking out items to personalize each basket. The children even took the time to write individual cards for the visiting families. It was a great success and I hope we are able to work with the Rancho Santa Fe school district in the future,” said the New Alternatives Program Director. New Alternatives, Incorporated is a private, nonprofit corporation that was founded in San Diego, California in 1978. The mission of New Alternatives is to provide culturally competent and family focused services to child victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. The population served is some of San Diego’s and Orange Counties’ most vulnerable children. Diegueno’s Kids Korps Chapter is Underway! After school on Tuesday, Feb. 28, several families came together to make “No-Sew Blankets.” Our carefully crafted blankets will be distributed to children in Rosarito, Mexico. There is an urgent need for all kinds of supplies in this much underserved part of Mexico. Local Rotary members have been

making frequent trips in conjunction with Kids Korps to deliver these needed supplies. This was a great opportunity for our families to get together and share in giving back to the community, and everyone had such fun making this all Ethan Dunn, R. Roger happen. Rowe 2nd grade We cannot student. wait for our next Kids Korps Event! Teens Help Out for Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Day BY CIARA SCHNITZER, UNIVERSITY CITY TEEN LEADER The University City Teen Korps Chapter gathered at the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, March 24, and volunteered their time painting posters for the upcoming Red Shoe Day on June 28. Everyone had a great time getting artistic and creative. Over 800 posters are needed to advertise this big event. These charitable teens thought it was fun knowing that their efforts will help raise money for this wonderful organization that helps sick children and their families. UPCOMING EVENTS: WHAT: North County Community Services- Farm Gardening WHEN: Sat. April 14 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) WHERE: Oceanside WHAT: Military Food Distribution – Jewish Family Services WHEN: Sat. April 15 (1 -4 p.m.) WHERE: San Diego WHAT: Kids M Power Artists Workshop WHEN: Sat. April 21(2 – 5 p.m.) WHERE: Solana Beach WHAT: Interfaith Community Services – Serving Dinner WHEN: Sun. April 22 (4:30 -7 p.m.) WHERE: Escondido

Volunteers are getting ready for the 8th annual “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” golf tournament, auction and dinner that will be held on April 23. Funds raised from this fun event will support the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Pictured left to right are: Donna Schempp, Madeline Javelet, Karen Ventura, Jennifer Dunn, Monica Sheets, Ellie Cunningham, Teri Summerhays, Carole Markstein, Chairperson Dave Scherer, Andrea Reynolds and Lois Jones.

‘Tee It Up For Foster Teens’ Golf Tournament will be held April 23 at Santaluz Club Don’t miss the “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” 8th Annual golf tournament, dinner and auction that will take place on Monday, April 23, at The Santaluz Club. This promises to be a quality tournament and the committee members are already hard at work to ensure that this will be a fun experience for all participants. Honorary Chairperson is Charger Quentin Jammer. Chairing this event is Dave Scherer. Committee members include Carole Markstein, Monetta Smoot, Jennifer Dunn, Karen Gray, Andrea Reynolds, Karen Ventura, Monica Sheets, Teri Summerhays, Dagmar Helgager, Lois Jones, Kathy Lathrum, Ann Boon, Debby Syverson, Chuck Yash, Eleanore Clark, Heidi Hollen, George Scott, Franci Free and Joan Scott. Peter and Sandy Mossy and Mossy Auto are providing 2 Hole-In-One cars and Bill and Susan Hoehn and Hoehn Motors are providing 1 Hole-In-One car as prizes. Sponsors for “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” include Ken and Carole Markstein, Markstein Beverage, Craig and Karen Edwards and Rancho Santa Fe Insurance, Chartis Insurance, John Hardy and Emerson Network Power, Bill and Donna Herrick, Tony and Gillian Thornley, Chuck and Kathy Yash and Stuart and Karen Tanz. If you are not able to golf in the tournament, plan to attend the fun cocktail party, dinner and auction festivities that benefit the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. If you would like more information on “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” please call 858 759-3298. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Proceeds generated from “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” support the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Please visit our Web Site at Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

RSF resident’s Movement Studio combines free marathon of events with food drive On Saturday, May 5, the public is invited to experience a free Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Lesson at North County’s largest Feldenkrais Studio. To celebrate National Feldenkrais Week, free lessons will be offered all day, every hour onthe-hour from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The lessons, which use movement to introduce new patterns in the brain, are neither exercise nor therapy and anyone can participate. The lessons will be taught by certified practitioners who have completed a four-year professional training program. This is the second annual event to celebrate National Feldenkrais Week. Last year’s program presented internationally known Feldenkrais teachers and scores of attendees participated in novel movement lessons. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to donate will receive a coupon for an additional lesson on another day. The food donations will be given to the San Diego Food Bank, to help reduce food insecurity and hunger in our communities. Last year’s event generated almost 200 pounds of

food. The free Feldenkrais Marathon will be held at A. Noone Feldenkrais Studio, at 811 Academy Dr. in Solana Beach. The studio is run by Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® Anita Noone, who consults part time at the Scripps Chronic Pain Rehab Program in Encinitas and is on the editorial board of the Feldenkrais Journal. She also maintains a private practice and has worked with professional athletes and musicians, people with autoimmune and neurological disorders, and with many baby boomers who want to increase their physical and mental fitness. Noone’s website is and she also runs FeldenkraisTeachersInSanDiego. com, a website that showcases many of the more than 30 certified practitioners in San Diego County. Noone worked as an attorney for 23 years before retiring and beginning the Feldenkrais® training. She ran the civil division of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office for over 10 years, under three different City Attorneys. She has lived in Rancho Santa Fe for over 18 years.

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Upcoming regional events The Birds, the Bees, and Blended Families Remarriage with children

‘RENT’ comes to UCSD UCSD’s Muir College students will show off their talents at 8 p.m. April 12-14 when they present “RENT” in the Mandeville Auditorium. The annual Muir Musical, first produced in 1991, is put on entirely by students -- about 80 students from all of UCSD’s six colleges who do everything from acting to financial management. Open to the public. $12 at Chamber Music Concert Join the San Diego Early Music Society at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, when the string quartet Quatuor Mosaiques comes to The Neuorosciences Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. The Austrian group, specializing in 18th century literature, will present a program including Haydn’s Quartet in G minor, op. 20/3, Mozart’s “Hunt” Quartet, and Beethoven’s Quartet in F major, op. 135. Tickets: $28-35. (619) 291-8246. All About Jazz Head over to UCSD’s Price Center East Ballroom at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, and learn about “The Great Flood.” The evening-long suite, composed by jazz great Bill Frisell accompanies Bill Morrison’s film, which tells the story of the Delta blues performers who headed north after the Mississippi River disaster of 1927 and how their migration transformed American music. Tickets: $25. (858) 534-TIXS (8497) or English Country Houses The Timken Museum will present an Art in the Evening program with Sir Simon Jenkins talking about “Resurrecting the English Country House” at 5:30 p.m Friday, April 20. The journalist and author will explore the importance of engaging visitors with the history and life of the English country house and what’s being done at a range of the National Trust’s most iconic historic houses. Tickets: $35 members; $45 non-members. Reserve by April 18. (619) 239-5548 ext. 102 or Bach in Town Soprano Anne-Marie Dicce, alto Angela Young Smucker, tenors Derek Chester and Aaron Sheehan, baritone Paul Max Tipton and bass John Polhamus will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, when The Bach Collegium presents J.S. Bach’s “St. John Passion BWV245.” They will perform Bach’s work as it was done in 1727 at Westminster Abbey. At 6:45 p.m. selected performers will meet with with the audience. Tickets: $20-40. (619) 341-1726. Latin Rhythm Tiempo Libre, the young Latin band from Miami, brings the high-energy music of their native Cuba to the Birch North Park Theatre at 8 p.m, Saturday, April 21. The La Jolla Music Society’s event in its Latin Jazz Series includes a Prelude with the classically trained members of the group being interviewed by Claudia Russell of KSDS Jazz 88.3 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $35-65. 2891 University Ave. (858) 459-3728. LJMS. org. Season’s Final Opera The Barber of Seville arrives on the San Diego Opera’s schedule with performances at 7 p.m. April 21 and 24, 8 pm April 27 and 2 p.m. April 29. Last performed by the opera in 2006, Gioachino Rossini’s classic romantic comedy is the final feature of the season. Making her house debut as Rosina is Spanish mezzo-soprano Silvia Tro Santafé. She will be joined by debut artists American baritone Lucas Meachem as Figaro, and Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov as Don Basilio. Italian conductor Edoardo Müller will lead the orchestra from the podium and British stage director John Copley will direct. Tickets: $50-$275. (619) 533-7000. ‘Parade’ Takes the Stage The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s “Look & Listen” series travels to Cygnet Theatre in Old Town for a performance of “Parade” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Tony Award-winning score tells the true story of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, accused and convicted in 1913 of murdering 13-year-old, Mary Phagan in Atlanta, Ga. The story explores the deep love that grows between Leo and his wife Lucille as they work together to fight for his freedom. Tickets: $30-$46. (858) 362-1348. A Day with the Wind Learn about the “Wonders of Wind” at the Birch Aquarium when Sea Days returns on April 21. Featuring experts from the California Center for Sustainable Energy, the exhibit includes hands-on activities and projects from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2300 Expedition Way. Free with regular admission, $9.50-$14. (858) 534-3474.

By Diana WeissWisdom, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Diana, My wife and I are having marital problems because of our kids. We have a great relationship otherwise. The only thing we fight about has to do with her kids or my kids. She’s a little too easy going for my taste Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom when it comes to raising children. And she thinks I’m too strict. We each have our kids 50 percent of the time and our relationship goes downhill when they are around. Our conflicts about the children are tearing us apart. I really love my wife and want our marriage to work. We get along well in every other area but this one. Do you have any guidance for us? — Happily married but fighting about how to raise kids. Dear Happily Married, Every relationship has what we call “perpetual problems” — that is, challenges that are never resolved. It is to be expected especially in blended families. The key is in how you handle these conflicts more than finding specific solutions that make the problems go away. Conflicts about the kids are the biggest challenge for second marriages with children from a prior relationship. Somehow, you and

your wife need to agree to disagree and make peace with your differences. If you can accept that you have different opinions on child rearing, then the focus becomes how do you keep this from alienating each other. Perhaps there is something that each of you need from the other so your opposing values on this one disrupt your connection less often. Some couples argue with each other, trying to win and get their way. It doesn’t usually work to try and argue someone into feeling differently. It’s important to take one another’s feelings seriously. It’s only after we feel listened to and understood that our minds clear enough to be open to new ways of looking at things. When you can deepen your understanding of the underlying needs that are motivating each of your perspectives, a more natural, peaceful path between you may unfold. When a blended family couple cannot agree on how they want their children to be raised, it can help if they decide on the following household ground rules: •Be a good-listener that allows each person their voice; •Allow your loved ones to vent their frustrations and try to understand where they are coming from; •Promote mutual understanding in an atmosphere of compromise and respect; •Help each family member feel that they have an important place in the family; •Have family meetings in which house rules and priorities are discussed by all — with ultimate decisions made by the adults; •Promote decent behavior toward all.

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Bottom line, we can’t make people feel differently than they do. Everyone has their legitimate perspective and respect is a two-way street. Creating healthy blended families require us to rise above our ego, consider other people, forgive, and build a bridge to the middle of the road. The adults must make their marriage a top priority. This is actually in the best interest of the children as the marriage is the foundation of a healthy family that can go the distance. It takes time and a lot of patience, but everyone can live happily ever after. Join us for our next Marriage Enrichment Workshop, Keeping Love Alive, based on the best selling book, “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love,” by Sue Johnson. Memorial Day Weekend May 24-26, 2012. Cost is $895 per couple. Workshop is limited to 15 couples. Facilitated by Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom and Dr. Jessica Buss. Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (psy#12476) in private practice in Rancho Santa Fe, California. You can reach her at (858) 259-0146 or

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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:

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;

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: We look forward to welcoming you into the Rawhide Ranch family this summer. See you soon!


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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. 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

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

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;






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SuperCamp increases grades, Camp Erin San Diego provides fun, meaningful weekend camp experience confidence and motivation 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-

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,

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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@;; 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

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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.

TPHS students shine at Jazz Festival On Saturday, March 17, the Torrey Pines High School Jazz Band and Jazz Combo A competed in the 18th annual Irvine Jazz Festival. With 66 groups participating this year, the TP Jazz Combo A (Kurtis Shaffer, Francisco Jo, Zach Siegel, Donnie Laudicina, David Laudicina, Owen Chen, Cindy Choe and Sean Elliott) won 3rd place and a superior rating. There were only 3 points difference between 1st and 3rd place. The TPHS Jazz Band also received a superior rating and 4th place. Cindy Choe and Donnie Laudicina received Outstanding Soloist awards and Donnie won Overall best soloist for the entire division.

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: For more information about the Foundation, go to

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Falcon football players taking year-round approach to conditioning BY TIM PICKWELL The 2011 Varsity Football Season ended for the Torrey Pines Falcons on a cold Friday night in La Mesa, as they fell in the CIF quarterfinals to eventual CIF and State Champions, Helix High. The long offseason lasted . . . about two days. Then it was back to Football PE and weight lifting on Monday. Year-round conditioning is a tradition for the Torrey Pines football players. Every member of the program, freshman through senior, enrolls in year-round Football PE where they lift, stretch, run, and lift some more. Freshmen are introduced to the weight room during a summer lifting session, while older players are lifting year-round. Torrey Pines has its largest junior class in several seasons. Over 35 players are expected to return as seniors for the 2012 Fall season. They have high expectations. They want to be bigger, stronger, work harder, and play better. Several juniors, including Miles Ahles, Jake Ashby, Mike Cox, Sean Haratyk, Cole Jaczko, Grant McGahey, Andrew Maneval, Chase Pickwell, Nolan Weinberg, and Philip Wright, met a few weeks ago in the team room to figure out how to prepare to meet those expectations. They decided lifting every other day in Football PE wasn’t enough. They sent a delegation to head football coach Scott Ashby and asked him if he would open the weight room after school in the offseason. “We have a very dedicated group of lifters,” said a pleased Coach Ashby. “They are always looking to lift more.” Like several of his teammates, Mike Cox lifts six days a week. The promising junior lineman currently benches 280, squats 360, and can clean 215 pounds. His focus is to “get bigger for football and rugby.” Said Cox, “I lift here at school when I can, otherwise at

a gym.” Defensive Tackle Grant McGahey was the Falcon of the Week in the team’s first-round playoff victory over Morse High. He is also a regular at the after school lifting sessions. The 5’ 10”, 215 LB Junior can bench 315 and clean 235. When the Torrey Pines weight room is closed, McGahey spends his time at the Pacific Athletic Club doing—what else?— lifting. An in-school weightlifting session with the team is a high-energy, fast-paced affair. The players are separated into groups of three. At a signal from the coach, they attack the weights, rotating between lifts and spotting. Another signal, and they shift stations, hollering and encouraging each other. “The more energy you have,” says Ashby, “the more fun. The more fun, then the more you want to lift.” Junior Chase Pickwell was named Defensive Player of the Week for his 3-sack performance against Olympian High. But, he is expected to carry the ball from the Fullback position next season. “I’m hoping to play both ways on offense and defense next year,” he said, “and that will require me to be in the best shape of my life.” He used to have three different gym memberships, and a private lifting instructor. But he prefers working out with his teammates. “It’s a great group. We support each other and motivate each other to do better.” Players use the weight room to build strength, but also to rehab from injuries. Safety Cole Jaczko suffered a knee injury during the 2010 Varsity season. The promising player required surgery. “Initially,” he said, “I couldn’t do anything with my legs. Once my doctor cleared me to work on my leg, the weight room became crucial to helping me get back what I lost from my injury. This place was a huge part of my recovery.” The rehabbed junior

Torrey Pines High School Varsity players lift weights year-round in the team’s custom weight room. Photo: Susie Talman was an Honorable Mention All-Palomar League Selection in 2011. The team measures “maximum lifts” for all players on a regular basis, and recognizes members of the “1,000 Pound Club” (combined squat, clean and bench equals 1000 pounds). If you can squat 400 pounds, you get a t-shirt. The team’s undisputed heavy lifter is 6’ 8” 318 pound junior lineman, Jacob Alsadek, a two-time All Palomar League Honorable Mention at Tackle. He squats 450 pounds, cleans 260, and benches 345. Alsadek is expected to lead a strong Falcon line that will include returning starters Andrew Maneval, 6’ 3”, 250 LBs (Right Tackle) and Jake Ashby, 6’, 220 LBs (Center), both regulars at the afterschool lifting sessions. Between the three of them, Alsadek, Maneval and Ashby (twice)

were selected Falcon “Offensive Player of the Week” four times — a real coup for a lineman. Playing against other large football programs in North San Diego County, the lineman can expect to face big, fast defenders, including the occasional Division I College prospect. To beef up, Maneval is focusing on his bench, clean and squat (which is currently a t-shirt-earning 405 pounds). “My goal is to gain explosiveness,” said the junior lineman. He lifts five days a week, including after school. While tracking impressive lifting totals is a good tool, “it’s not all about how much you lift,” says Ashby. “The emphasis in weight training is to become more explosive, to get stronger, and to be better football players.”


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Teen volunteers help beautify San Diego River with mural Teen Volunteers in Action participated on March 31 in the creation of public art for the San Diego River Park, through a partnership with the San Diego River Park Foundation. This new event for TVIA, called the Community Mural Event, was partially funded by TVIA and the Mission Hills Garden Club. Anna Lillian, TVIA’s vice president of philanthropy, said about 100 local TVIA boys and their parents volunteered for this new philanthropic event which helped beautify San Diego. Under the guidance and instruction of local professional artist Thom Guerra, the teens and other volunteers worked all day on the mural which was completed that weekend. This new mural is the sixth in a series located along the river trail in the Mission Valley Preserve. The project was organized by the San Diego River Park Foundation which hopes to connect the community to the river through art that displays the river’s beauty and promotes awareness of restoration and stewardship. The vision of the San Diego River Park is a greenbelt from the mountains to the ocean along the 52-mile San Diego River. This greenbelt is a trail system and a clean and healthy river system that connects parks, open spaces, public places and community facilities along the length of the river. The San Diego River Park Foundation [] is partnering with business and civic leaders, government agencies such as the San Diego River Conservancy, and a wide range of other organizations including TVIA. These groups support the preservation of the river’s wildlife, recreation, water and culture, and are committed to community values that engage the public in these efforts. By promoting stewardship of the river and a better understanding of the river’s natural systems, the San Diego River Park Foundation, a community-based, nonprofit grassroots organization founded in 2001, is endeavoring to enhance the quality of life in San Diego. “We would like to thank our partners Teen Volunteers in Action and the Mission Hills Garden Club for helping to make this newest mural project a reality,” said Rob Hutsel, executive director of the San Diego River Park Foundation. TVIA and the San Diego River Park Foundation are dedicated to making this project a treasured regional asset that is valued by all members of the San Diego community. Serving the north coastal communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, Encinitas and Carlsbad, TVIA [] is an organization of young men committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy and personal growth. Founded in early 2000, TVIA was created by organizers as a way for parents and their sons to engage together in charitable service and leadership development. Teen Volunteers in Action: volunteering, changing lives.

‘Dream tending’ subject of Friends of Jung lecture 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. “To tend a dream is not just to interpret or analyze it, but also to experience its figures and landscapes as alive and moving about. When we tend a dream, images come awake, imagination is animated, and we participate in life more fully rooted in the way of the dream.” 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

La Jolla Music Society presents Mark Morris Dance Group April 28 La Jolla Music Society continues this Season’s Dance Series with two performances of the world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) at the Birch North Park Theatre on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. MMDG is recognized for its commitment to live music, a feature of every performance on its international touring schedule since 1996. They have collaborated with leading orchestras, opera companies, and musicians including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Garrick Ohlsson and the English National Opera. Choreographer and Artistic Director Mark Morris’ most successful works rely on his adherence to music which “gives his choreography such primal elegance” (New York Times). The group’s San Diego program will feature the works Silhouettes, Going Away Party, Ten Suggestions and Grand Duo. La Jolla Music Society enhances the concert-going experience by presenting “Preludes” – pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance. Peter G. Kalivas, Artistic Director of the PGK project, a Contemporary dance company based in San Diego, will deliver a pre-performance lecture, Reinventing the Classics, where he will discuss the artistic growth of Morris from a young dancer to a celebrated choreographer at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $30-$65 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 and online at

(Top left) TVIA volunteers at the mural; (Top right) Peter Lillian, TVIA volunteer, embracing his artistic side; (Bottom left) TVIA volunteers Robert Shearer and Christian Shearer, father and son, enjoying their day painting.

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 life- threatening 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 Golf Classic sponsorship opportunities available.

Local Youth take on Paul Ecke III; Charity plant sale is April 14 Ecke Ranch hosted a potted plant arranging contest that pitted local youth against Paul Ecke III, CEO of Ecke Ranch and Laurin Pause, Executive Director of Community Resource 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 2012 Ecke Ranch Combo Contest: Laurin Pause, Elsa far raised over $70,000 since it started six years ago. Paulsen, Sophie Brown Ecke Ranch donates 100 percent of all proceeds to Community Resource Center, which helps families and Williams, and Paul Ecke children in crisis in the North County Coastal regions. For more information, visit or 760-230-6305.

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Local woman’s astral artwork chosen for annual Artwalk event BY CLAIRE HARLIN 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 local 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 Local ARTIST

Artist Dawn Kureshy works out of both her North Park studio and the garage of her local home (pictured right). PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN

ble telescope. She is fascinated by websites such as www., 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.

‘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;

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

“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.

La Jolla’s annual Secret Garden Tour will take some new paths “One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation,” said British author W. E. Johns. Local garden lovers will be able to experience this firsthand on Saturday, May 19, as they anticipate and stroll through the 14th annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla. Sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society, the Secret Garden Tour allows participants to enjoy a variety of La Jolla gardens, normally hidden from view, in a variety of neighborhoods, from the coastline to the hills. The event includes both a self-guided tour and a shuttle bus Platinum Tour. • The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants check in at the Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., to receive their program booklet with the locations of the six secret gardens, a map of the tour, and an ID wristband. The gardens can be visited in any order; visiting all six gardens takes approximately two-and-a-half hours. Tickets are $40 for Historical Society members and $50 for non-members and can be purchased in advance or at the cottage on the day of the tour for $5 more.

A scene from last year’s event . FILE • The Platinum Tour begins at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road at 9:15 a.m. and includes a tour of the hotel’s drought-tolerant garden and a brunch, followed by shuttle transportation to the gardens. The Platinum Tour includes one extra garden and docent guides. Tickets are $140 for Historical Society members and $150 for non-members and must be purchased by May 11. Tickets: (858) 459-5335; — Linda Hutchinson

Voices for Children needs volunteers Do you have 10-15 hours a month to help a foster child or know someone who does? Voices for Children is determined to help each and every child in San Diego’s foster care system. Meeting this ambitious goal means a CASA volunteer for every foster child who needs one. If you are ready for the experience of a lifetime… If you are ready to create a child’s future… Please call (858) 569-2019 or visit for more information.


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LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID EASEMENT WILL TERMINATE IN THE NORTHERLY AND SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LAND. PARCEL 1B: AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY FOR ROAD, SEWER, WATER, GAS, POWER AND TELEPHONE LINES AND APPURTENANCES THERETO OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERLY 60 FEET OF THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH LIES WESTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, SOUTH 89Âş 49’ 57â€? EAST 899.13 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF PARCEL 1 OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN EASEMENT DEED TO THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY, RECORDED FEBRUARY 9, 1960 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 25440 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS; SAID POINT BEING THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED LINE; THENCE NORTH 22Âş 10’ 37â€? WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID SOUTHERLY 60 FEET; PARCEL 1C: AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY ACCESS, INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PRIVATE ROAD PURPOSES OVER AND ACROSS THE WESTERLY 30 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA. End of Legal Description. The property heretofore described is being sold “as isâ€?. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: VACANT LAND. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $33,857.16 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this ďŹ gure prior to sale. The beneďŹ ciary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to

the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s ofďŹ ce or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or Commercial Deed of Trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneďŹ ciary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or 619-7041090 or visit this Internet Web site, using the ďŹ le number assigned to this case 12318. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reected in the telephone information or on the

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CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on June 28, 2010 as document No. 2010-0324279 of ofďŹ cial records in the OfďŹ ce of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: AJ PACIFIC HOMES LLC, as Trustor, FRANK SCHAEFER CONSTRUCTION INC., PENSION PLAN as BeneďŹ ciary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speciďŹ ed in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A TRUSTEE SALE GUARANTEE- (CLTA Guarantee Form No. 22 Rev. 11-17-04) Order Number: 7742-434506 EXHIBIT A REAL PROPERTY IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL 1: ALL THAT PORTION OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION

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Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATE: 4/6/12 ACTION FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC. 3033 FIFTH AVENUE SUITE 235 SAN DIEGO, CA 92103 (619) 704-1090 AUTOMATED SALES LINE (714) 573-1965 priorityposting. com JAMES M. ALLEN, JR., CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER P939271 4/12, 4/19, 04/26/2012. RF228 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007862 Fictitious Business Name(s): Makai Press Located at: 13330 Via Milazzo #5, San Diego, CA., 92129, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 3058, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 3/20/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Richard W. Arneson III, 13330 Via Milazzo #5, San Diego, CA., 92129. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/20/2012. Richard W. Arneson III. RF227, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007957 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Miz Mandy

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b. Amanda Kate Located at: 5974 Rancho Diegueno Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3790, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 12/01/05. This business is hereby registered by the following: Amanda K. Gasparich, 5974 Rancho Diegueno Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/21/2012. Amanda K. Gasparich, RF226, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007778 Fictitious Business Name(s): Elite Mandarin Located at: 1973 Golden Circle Dr., Escondido, CA., 92026, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1973 Golden Circle Dr., Escondido, CA., 92026. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Grace Larivey, 1973 Golden Circle Dr., Escondido, CA., 92026. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/19/2012. Grace Larivey. RF225, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2012



April 12, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Actress/author Meredith Baxter to speak at lunch benefit Join Meredith Baxter at Center for Community Solutions’ 13th annual Tea on the Town fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. Baxter will share her story titled, “Breaking Family Ties: Empowering Ourselves to Overcome Domestic Violence.” Baxter is an Emmy-nominated actress who co-starred in the longrunning NBC sitcom ”Family Ties.” She is also a producer, author, advocate and survivor of domestic violence who devotes much of her time to speaking out on the issues of violence prevention, women’s health and empowerment. Baxter was recently featured on Ellen and Oprah, sharing her personal stories of fame, success, courage and transformation. Tickets are $125 at Sponsorships begin at $1,500 per table through Gemma Markham at or (858) 272-5777. For more information, visit

Review: RSF Community Concerts’ ‘The Water Coolers’ BY DR. JACK WHEATON “The Water Coolers” started off as an offBroadway musical, winning many awards. The cast was made up of two gals, three guys and their piano-accompanist. Every culture and society throughout history has had a place that was a neutral zone, where personal, professional and other information could be exchanged without concern for who said what to whom. One of our first modern exposures to what goes on in the corporate world around the water cooler occurred in the movie “Nine-to-Five.” Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and others fomented a plot to get rid of or neutralize a senior executive who was making life miserable for the female employees under his supervision. “The Water Coolers” reveal the primary forces at work at the water cooler — with humor, in a typical corporation, office politics, cultural trends, personal problems, sharing of good and bad news and plotting on how to move up the ladder in the corporate world. Each performer had a great Broadway show voice, and could act and dance as well. The show moved lightening fast from one typical water cooler subject to another. The dialogue was hip, the music also (very Stephen Sondheim-ish), and the humor was side-splitting, with the exception of one or two cameos that were a bit too hip for an older Rancho Santa Fe audience, but were greeted with uproarious laughter by the younger set. The first skit was short, and had to do with getting the audience to turn off their cell-phones. Instead of making a stuffy announcement, they (the five singer-dancer-actors) sang the request to a traditional Russian Christmas Carol, sometimes called “The Carol of the Bells. The group went on to assure us, “don’t worry, we’re all crazy too!”... The first subject dealt with in a long list of musical skits was “paranoia.” The name was sung with passion against the wellknown melody of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus...the subject was discussed, sung, and finalized with a return to Handel. The next skit was sung by the tall brunette soprano...who had a great voice...some dialogue was difficult to understand, but the soprano finalized the trip through paranoialand. Judy, the petite blond was next. Sex entered the subject-arena, with such subjects sung or discussed, such as “trust your instincts,” and “I know you want me.” The next subject was a review of Judy’s work by three male superiors...after dialogue and singing, and after Judy left the stage, one of the guys said to the other two “was she hitting on us! (today’s flirting language). This was a followed by a hilarious selfexamination of each of the three guy’s masculinity. The feminization of the male animal

and masculinization of the female were hot topics discussed, sung and acted on in several skits. We may have been able to put a man on the moon in our recent past, but most of our basic drives are still primitive and primate...a logical and humorously argued subject recurring often in the show. One of the guys launches into a great rendition of “It’s Gotta Be Me!” as part of the situation, another launches into another familiar pop song, “The Great Pretender.” Like humming-birds on a mission, the show flew forward, with a constant burst of energy, creativity and innovation...laughter was loud and almost continuous...and yes, in today’s frantic and frightening world, topical humor is more meaningful and appreciated than gold. Probably the two most popular skits had to do with contemporary problems in this new techno-digital world. The first was the brave attempt to seek help when stuck on what was wrong with your computer by calling the “help” line...of course, you get an electronic voice that puts you through many humiliating experiences before finally connecting you to a live technician...who appears magically, fixes the computer and tells the operator what was wrong — what was wrong? He had forgotten to turn it on! The other skit was the group humiliation of being stuck on the runway in an airplane through several hours of delay...All the skits were entertaining, but these two were royal gems. All this was followed by a brief intermission. I’m glad...the energy and pace of the show gave both audience and entertainers alike a chance to catch their breath. The second half of the show was more of the same, including a typical audience participation skit. It was followed by a typical TV channel that uses an auction event to sell junk to the audience...”a super-duper skit, (“come on down!) One skit pushed the envelope for a RSF audience. The bathroom humor skit did not go over well with many, however, this was the only skit that might have gone too far for the audience. The rest were great and performed well. The closer was a group-sing of “Yes, I’m the Great Pretender,” a la Gladys Night and the Pips...followed by “Gotta Rock!,” a super high-energy closer that brought the audience to their feet, greeting the performers with extended applause. As a pianist myself, I found the piano accompanist of the show to be truly outstanding, never too loud, or too soft or too slow or too fast — he certainly carried the show well on his shoulders. As far as the actor-singer-dancers (yes, the were some great dance moments) were concerned, they all were truly professional... “Mucho gracias” to the RSF Community Concert Committee that picked the artists showcased so far. They have done a great job! Author Dr. Jack Wheaton is a retired USC professor of music; author of many books; composer to several Hollywood film soundtracks; and an Emmy Award winner.

The Harwood Group

The Harwood Group earns top Coldwell Banker accolades Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s The Harwood Group, operating from its own office in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, has yet another distinction to add to its already impressive resume. Led by Doug and Orva Harwood, The Harwood Group recently earned Coldwell Banker’s most elite recognition for its unbelievable sales production throughout 2011, the Society of Excellence Award, a distinction comprising the company’s top selling individuals or teams throughout Southern California. Not only did The Harwood Group top all Coldwell Banker San Diego County teams in sales production for 2011 but have done so since 2005. Furthermore, The Harwood Group ranked #6 in Southern California among all Coldwell Banker teams and individuals and was also named to Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 Teams in the Nation. “The Harwood Group’s success is a direct reflection of the team’s unwavering commitment to excellence and their clients’ real estate needs,” said Rancho Santa Fe Branch Manager Steve Salinas. “Through Doug and Orva’s 60 combined years’ experience, they have truly seen it all and our clients benefit greatly from their in-depth industry experience and professionalism.” The Harwood Group recently carved an impressive notch high up on The Wall Street

Journal/Real Trends, Inc. Top 250 list, ranking 30th among the top real estate teams in the U.S. “The Harwood Group never ceases to amaze me with their consistent ultra high level of production and unrelenting ambition,” said Rick Hoffman, president and coo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, San Diego County and Temecula Valley. “They represent and elite echelon of real estate professionals, and we are extremely proud of their achievements throughout 2011 and beyond.” With 29 agents, The Harwood Group is deeply involved in the community. Among the many projects the team is currently involved in are the Rachel Women’s Center in San Diego, working with children and adults with cognitive delays and disabilities, Project Concern International, providing food to the homeless at the St. Vincent DePaul Center, being on the board of Directors from Hugs 4 Kids and Kids Korp USA, president of the RSF Lacrosse team, liaison for the Torrey Pines High School football team, and a commitment by all of the agents to their local schools. For more information, visit

Rescue Committee to host benefit film fest The San Diego International Rescue Committee (IRC) will host its fourth annual International Documentary Film Series to benefit its programs and relief efforts, April 16-30 at La Jolla Village Cinemas (Landmark) located in the Whole Foods Shopping Center, 8879 Villa La Jolla Drive. The festival will feature three highly acclaimed films documenting various international hardships, shown at 7 p.m. Monday nights: • April 16: “The Hungry Tide,” reveals the extreme and dangerous climate changes in the central Pacific nation of Kiribati. • April 23: “Another Life” follows a group of young men from various African countries as they make a dangerous journey across the Sahara in search of a better life. • April 30: “Salaam Dunk” documents the experience of an Iraqi women’s basketball team that brings together women from all sects — Arab, Kurd, Christian, Sunni and Shiite — to work together as a team in a war-torn nation. Tickets are $20 per show ($10 for students and IRC volunteers) or $40 for a series pass ($25 for students and IRC volunteers) online at or at the door. The San Diego IRC Office was founded in 1975, and has assisted more than 23,000 refugees from 29 countries. More on the web at

‘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

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James Jam leads Prudential Prudential California Realty recently announced that James Jam was the number one ranked individual agent, out of the company’s 1,350 agents in San Diego County, for his sales production last year. The achievement earned Jam the Chairman’s Circle Diamond award for a remarkable seventh consecutive year. “Although I have been the #1 individual agent in San Diego for a number of years in the past, this year’s award is especially meaningful considering the challenging market conditions that we have been facing,� said Jam, a veteran agent with 23 years of experience. With an MBA in marketing, Jam has earned a reputation for his ability to develop a customized marketing plan that meets the specific needs of each home owner and property he represents. The results speak for themselves. Among James top accomplishments include being placed in Prudential’s national top 100 for his sales, ranking in the top half of one percent of the company’s 54,000 agents nationwide. When asked to explain

the secret to his success, Jam commented that, “I love working with people, and my background in marketing has given me the necessary tools to be successful in marketing and selling homes.� He also acknowledged that his focus on the goals of his clients and lifelong commitment to learning, which continually drive him to advance his knowledge of real estate, law and marketing, have been essential to his ongoing success. James Jam James Jam can be contacted through his office in Rancho Santa Fe office, at 760-635-8501, via email at, or on the web at

REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE Ramona Business For Sale Laund-Yer-Mutt Do It Yourself Dog Wash


$65,000 - Stock & Inventory Included


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Sexy and I Know It The property with it all—including a fabulous location on Mimulus that is steps away from the incredible RSF Golf Course with its superb walking trails. Grab a glass of vintage Merlot or Chardonnay from your private wine room and stroll the course or play a few holes of golf as the sun sinks into the Pacific. The outdoor entertainment area with fireplace is perfect for your family and friends to enjoy those sweet California nights. Turn up the music and dance.


$423,000 2BR/2.5BA $425,000 2BR/2.5BA $619,000 2BR/2BA $624,000 3BR/2.5BA $719,900 4BR/3BA $769,000 4BR/2.5BA $925,000 4BR/2.5BA $975,000 6BR/4BA $1,149,000 5BR/3.5BA $1,299,000 5BR/5BA $1,688,800 6BR/5.5BA $2,995,000 5BR/5.5BA

3675 Caminito Cielo Del Mar Joseph Sampson, Sampson California Realty 12988 Carmel Creek Road #173 Joseph Sampson, Sampson California Realty 12422 Carmel Cape Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 13594 Lavender Way Lucienne Lastovic, Coldwell Banker 12662 Caminito Radiante Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker 4509 Vereda Mar De Ponderosa Joseph Sampson, Sampson California Realty 5025 Caminito Exquisito

$399,900 2BR/2BA $549,000-$589,000 3BR/2.5BA $750,000 2BR/2BA $775,000 2BR/2BA $950,000 3BR/3.5BA $1,350,000 1BR/2BA $1,390,000 3BR/3BA $3,498,000 4BR/2.5BA

2745 Caminito San Pablo Elizabeth Lasker, Del Mar Realty Associates 3689 Ruette De Ville Rosie Gross, Coldwell Banker 12825 Caminito Del Canto Kay Hoeprich, Coldwell Banker 275 Stratford Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty 3311 Caminito Cabo Viejo Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty 1558 Camino Del Mar #519 Myriam Huneke, Coldwell Banker 1767 Coast Blvd.

Rhonda Hebert/Janet McMahon, Real Living Lifestyles

5370 Ruette de Mer Sherry Stewart, Coldwell Banker 4743 Thurston Place Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 4915 Concannon Ct Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 5490 Harvest Run Drive Devon Boulon, Coldwell Banker 13940 Rancho Capistrano Bend Andrea Dougherty, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 366-3295 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 750-9577 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 361-6399 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 353-1732 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 335-2008 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 204-8950

Janet McMahon/Rhonda Hebert, Real Living Lifestyles

13045 Via Grimaldi Steve Uhlir, SURE Real Estate

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 858) 481-8185 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 775-7355 Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (858) 775-6442 Sun 11:00 am - 1:30 pm (858) 525-2291 Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (858) 525-2291 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 246-9999 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 361-6399 Sat-Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (858) 755-6070

SOLANA BEACH $1,795,000 5BR/5BA

1331 Via Mil Cumbre Sid McClue/host: D. Henry-Prudential CA Realty

$950,000 3BR/2BA $1,199,900 4BR/4.5BA $1,249,000 4BR/4.5BA $1,295,000 5BR/5.5BA $1,795,000 4BR/5.5BA $2,077,000 4BR/5.5BA $2,750,000 4BR/5.5BA $3,495,000 4BR/5.5BA $3,895,000 6BR/6.5BA $3,995,000-$4,295,000 4BR/6BA

5838 Lineo Del Cielo Joseph Sampson, Sampson California Realty 14271 Caminito Lazanja Alan & Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker 17026 San Antonio Rose Ct K. Ann Brizolis/host: G. Shepard-Prudential CA Realty 7724 Briza Placida Alan & Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker 7233 La Soldadera Polly Rogers/host: A. Ashton-Prudential CA Realty 5154 Linea Del Cielo K. Ann Brizolis/host: B. Estape-Prudential CA Realty 6619 La Valle Plateada Bill Talbott-The Sterling Company 7024 Rancho Cielo Jana Greene/host: R. Patrize-Prudential CA Realty 15852 The River Trail

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Offered at $2,775,000

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Jana Greene/hosts: R. Patrize & S. Linde-Prudential CA Realty

5320 Vista De Fortuna Pari Ziatabari, Coldwell Banker

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April 12, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Rancho Santa Fe-$12,500,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$4,490,000

The Trophy of the Triple Crown~ “The Kentucky” is a proposed WORLD CLASS LUXURY ESTATE in RSF situated on 12.46 majestic acres w/ panoramic views. Truly in a market of its own!

Historic compound includes 4 bedroom main house, a 2br cottage, carriage house, large grove, horse facilities and caretaker’s apt. located on 4.75 panoramic, view acres.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$3,995,000

RSF/The Crosby-$2,995,000

Authentic, adobe hacienda thoughtfully restored to form a very magical setting. Covered verandas stretch the length of both front and back of a very livable, 7 bedroom home.

California Spanish revival estate with luxurious indoor-outdoor living in spacious courtyards and covered veranda. 4br/5ba in 6640 sq.ft on 1.3 acres of privacy.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$3,750,000

La Jolla-$2,695,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,695,000

Gorgeous, private 6.2 acre parcel with utilities in place. Fantastic horse trails adjacent access.

Energy efficient, custom, 3br home scheduled for completion by Spring 2012. Capture the panoramic views.

Plans approved and ready to go! All usable 5.3 acres. Lot is perfect for the equestrian site near central trail access.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,595,000

Twin Oaks Valley-$2,295,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,195,000

Remodeled to perfection, single story 3br/2ba located on ½ acre overlooking the 5th fairway of RSF Golf course.

Situated on 8.74 flat acres is an equestrian dream offering every horse amenity available. A beautiful Spanish style 3br/4ba, 3,499 sq.ft. of living space.

Brilliant colors, fountains and enduring rustic charm throughout creates a resort-style living at its best!

Rancho Santa Fe Cielo-$1,795,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,189,000

RSF Valencia Villas-$365,000

Welcome resort style living at its finest in this 4 bedroom, 4500 sq.ft. home on over an acre including the finest finishes.

The condo of your dreams with a fresh and open floor plan in prestigious Las Casitas, 3br/2ba.

World class resort ownership in the Timbers Reciprocity program. 4 weeks of fractional ownership.


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