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Vol. 100, Issue 19 • May 10, 2012

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Sherry Ahern: City of Hope’s Mom of Year By Pat Sherman Though well known in La Jolla for her community fundraising and volunteer work, there is nothing Sherry Ahern is more passionate about than finding a cure for diabetes. For her tireless efforts to raise money for diabetes research, Ahern will be honored as the City of Hope’s “Mother of the Sherry Year,” during the Ahern Gussie K. Singer chapter’s annual fundraising luncheon, 11:30 a.m. March 24 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Ahern and her husband, Kevin,

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The oldest troop west of the Mississippi — La Jolla Boy Scout Troop 4 — celebrates its 100th year with a birthday cake and lots of upcoming special events. DAVE SCHWAB n Story on Page A7


Pillars of the Community

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By Pat Sherman Renovations to 39 historic fence pillars along the perimeter of the La Jolla Rec Center grounds were finished late last month. The $75,000 project was completed with money raised by former La Jollan Walt Hall, considered the patron saint of fundraising for La Jolla’s parks and recreation venues. “He went around from one business to another and raised a lot of funds for us,” said Schroeder of Hall, who has since left the area. Ellen Browning Scripps inaugurated the recreation center and its adjacent playground — designed by renowned architect Irving Gill — in July 1915. “We felt like the pillars had been neglected for the last 50 or 60 years,” said Hobe Schroeder, treasurer of La

Jolla Parks and Recreation, Inc. In the past, Schroeder said, the city periodically patched up cracks and holes in the pillars without regard to the original design. “They looked terrible,” Schroeder said. “The patch didn’t match. It looked absolutely horrendous, and the city didn’t have any money to restore them.” Some sections of the pillars were damaged down to the steel rebar, which had rusted and expanded in some areas, forcing cracks in the concrete. Doug Fitzgerald, president of La Jolla Parks and Recreation, Inc., said it is believed that the pillars were at one time crowned with urns, possibly to hold flowers. “There were (drainage) holes in the


Hobe Schroeder and Doug Fitzgerald of La Jolla Parks and Rec, Inc. pose by the recreation center’s recently renovated pillars. Pat Sherman


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Doctor pens book on the history, legacy of Scripps Health By Kathy Day ho better to write a book about the history of Scripps Health and its effect on San Diego than a woman who says she “grew up” at Scripps? And what better title than “Good Company” to reflect the quality of the people who helped put the organization on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list five times, said Chris Van Gorder, CEO of the health system that stretches from North County to South County. “Our history and legacy is very important,” he said last week. “We are the oldest healthcare organization in San Diego, founded by two very generous women – Mother Mary Michael Cummings and Ellen Browning Scripps. I didn’t want to see it lost.” Van Gorder said he also wanted a history


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book that is about people “because our strength is our people.” So he turned to Rancho Santa Fe resident Sarita Eastman, M.D., a former pediatrician whose mother, Anita Figuerdo, was San Diego’ first female surgeon and whose father was a pediatrician. “I’ve occupied nearly every role,” Eastman said, sitting in her home office with a shelf above her computer lined with neatly organized binders for each of the Scripps hospitals and books about each of the communities where they are located. The second of nine children and the oldest girl, Eastman was 2 when her family moved to a home on La Jolla’s Coast Walk, between the original Scripps Hospital and Metabolic Clinic and the ocean. “As an adolescent I went in the operating room with my mom and did neonatal rounds with my dad,” she recalled. During summer vacations, Eastman worked as a research assistant at Scripps Clinic. After graduating from medical school at the University of California San Francisco, she returned to work at Scripps Hospital. When she married, it was to a member of the Scripps Health family – Brent Eastman, M.D., who is the organization’s chief medical officer and corporate senior vice president. He is a general, vascular and trauma surgeon renowned for his work in trauma and emergency surgical care. Eastman, who spent 20 years writing the book about her mother, spent the last 20 months researching and writing “Good Comany,” which arrived at her house on May 1 — just four days before its unveiling on May 5 at the Scripps Legacy Celebration. Hers is a paperback, but guests at the event were to receive leather-bound copies. Eastman said Van Gorder gave her the liberty to organize the book any way she wanted. As it came together, it took the form of

‘Good Company’ is filled with dozens of historical photos that depict the hospital and its staff through the years. Courtesy vignettes and historical photos reflecting The book touches on such events as the not just the history of the organization, but explosion of the USS Bennington in San Dithe history of San Diego, as well. ego Harbor in 1905 — that killed 60 and inEastman started by seeking out records jured 47 — and the role the Sisters of Mercy from Mercy Hospital, founded in 1890 as St. played in caring for the wounded. Joseph’s Dispensary. Led by Mother Mary The city’s reaction and support during the Michael Cummings, the hospital was opertragedy was one reason the Navy decided to ated by the Sisters of Mercy and acquired by build a base here, Van Gorder said. Scripps Health in 1995. Eastman learned things she didn’t know Scripps Hospital and Scripps Metabolic before — that Ada Gillispie, who founded La Clinic were started by Ellen Browning Jolla’s Gillispie School, was a nurse who Scripps in 1924. “dogged Ellen Browning Scripps to start “I think it’s fascinating that both women Scripps Hospital.” set foot in San Diego in 1890, within five The book doesn’t shy away from the months of each other and set the stage” for the what the organization is today,” See Eastman, A5 Eastman said.

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BEFORE (Top): Many of the fence pillars along the perimeter of La Jolla Rec Center had majorly deteriorated with cracks and holes. AFTER (Bottom): The $75,000 renovation was completed with money raised by former La Jollan Walt Hall, considered the patron saint of fundraising for La Jolla’s parks and recreation venues. COURTESY

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Trauma unit transports a patient after a helicopter rescue. Courtesy photos From Eastman, A3 internal struggles Scripps Health faced in the 1990s, when there were five different chief executive officers in five years or when they were working to merge the cultures of Scripps Hospital with the Mercy Hospital facilities in 1995, Eastman said. She turned often to her husband to get the “back story.” Having been chief medical officer since 1996, he “knew all the nuances and players in the middle of the maelstrom,” she said. “Chris, to his credit, wanted the full and true story. This is not an ad for Scripps Health.” The book even deals with the struggles between Scripps Memorial and Scripps Clinic. “They were divorced in the ‘40s and remarried three times,” she said. Eastman describes the Sarita Eastman book as a “cross section of views of Scripps from all stakeholders – physicians, nurses, administrators, board members, volunteers and some

patients.” She talked to many people around during the mergers and tough times, as well as those who recall the simpler days when Scripps was on Prospect Street in La Jolla. She talked to the founders of Bay General Hospital in Chula Vista, which joined Scripps Memorial in 1986, and with people involved with Scripps Encinitas, which was San Dieguito Hospital until 1978. The role of The Scripps Research Institute is a piece of the puzzle, too, since it was part of Scripps Health until the mid 1990s when it became independent. Michael Marletta, the new CEO there, said he wants to renew the relationship. Eastman said she feels fortunate to have been writing her book “at a time of great hope and enthusiasm” for Scripps Health, and praised Van Gorder for his idea to publish it. “It was his wish that if we all knew and shared our history, then we would feel like one organization,” she said.

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Navy SEAL decides to become a writer and pen his memoirs By Kelley Carlson hen former U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper Course Manager Brandon Webb decided to write his latest book, he had a mission: to have his young children one day read about his experiences and understand why he had been away. The memoir, “The Red Circle,” now on the New York Times bestseller list, details Webb’s ventures that led him to becoming a Navy SEAL and his eventual work designing post-9/11 sniper training courses. It also covers his transition to life as a private entrepreneur. Though Webb has lived in La Jolla for the last 15 years, he originally hails from Canada. At age 7, his family moved to the United States, residing on a boat in Ventura Harbor. When he was 16, Webb was involved in a fight with his father and thrown out of the “house” — a small vessel anchored off Tahiti. His 6,000-mile journey back to California — which he accomplished without a driver’s license — helped lay the foundation for his successful military career. In 1993, Webb joined the Navy, where he initially served as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator and Search and Rescue Swimmer. He went on to complete Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training with class 215. Brought to Coronado as a SEAL in 1997, Webb was involved in combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. After his last deployment with SEAL Team Three, he worked at the Naval Special Warfare Group One Sniper Cell. Webb said that during this time, he and some other SEALs were approached about helping to revamp the sniper program to “bring it into the 21st century.” For Webb, it eventually became a full-time job, and he took over as head instructor of the sniper course at the end of 2003. More than 300 SEAL sniper students grad-


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A special cake was prepared for the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 4 — La Jolla. Courtesy By Dave Schwab Boy Scout Troop 4 of La Jolla — the oldest troop west of the Mississippi — celebrated its 100th anniversary with a group photo and birthday cake in La Jolla Presbyterian Church’s courtyard, where the troop meets weekly. The actual “birth date” of Troop 4 is May 1, 1912. According to leaders, the celebration will continue through the year with various service projects and events, and culminate Saturday, Nov. 24, with a catered dinner for past and present Scouts, and their parents. Currently, the troop, which serves ages 1118, has more than 40 active Scouts and numerous others, mostly Eagle Scouts, who pay dues to remain part of the fun. “There’s a lot of history, heritage and tradition here,” said Scoutmaster Denis Tarakjian. “Boy Scouts strives to help its members develop as young men, and this troop also tries to instill civic values in its charges, so they become responsible citizens who appreciate and enjoy nature while respecting the outdoors.” To this end, Scouts, especially “Eagles”, engage in service projects to help the com-

munity. Recently, the troop volunteered at the La Jolla Half Marathon race that raises more than $200,000 annually for local charities. At the troop’s 75th birthday, one of the original Scouts, Bert Wilber, told the group that in his day, Scouts wore old breeches and puttees, high-necked jackets and hobnail boots. He also remembered that in the early 20th century, Troop 4 camped in such “far away” places as Mount Soledad and Torrey Pines. The modern Troop 4 is more likely to be white water rafting the Kern River, heading to summer camp in Emerald Bay on Catalina Island, and taking off for a week of high adventure camping and hiking in the Sierras. What accounts for Troop 4’s longevity? “I think the values that the Boy Scouts embody, and the fact that we’ve had very strong support from our sponsoring institutions, La Jolla Presbyterian Church and La Jolla Kiwanis Club,” said Troop Committee Chairman Harry Hixon, noting the organization’s values: Be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. “Those are timeless values and that’s what we stand for,” Hixon said.

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FROM SHERRY AHERN, A1 immersed themselves in the cause 12 years ago, when their then 10-year-old son, Brendan, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes — a chronic condition characterized by unusually high shifts in blood sugar. “We went straight to Children’s Hospital and he was in intensive care for a week,” Ahern recalled. “To be seen by a doctor at Children’s, because there were only a few, you could wait easily for four hours.” Type 1 diabetes can be fatal if not managed with frequent insulin treatments. “It’s not hour to hour; it’s minute to minute,” Ahern said. “It is a nasty, nasty disease. Like any parent, I would take it from him in one second if I could.” Ahern and her husband delved into diabetes fundraising within a month of their son’s diagnosis in 1999, joining the board of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, where they remained for 10 years. They currently serve on the board of La Jolla’s Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC), which they helped establish a couple of years ago

If you go ■ What: City of Hope luncheon honoring La Jollan Sherry Ahern ■ When: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24 ■ Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego ■ Tickets: $75 • To pay by mail, send a check or money order to: City of Hope luncheon 5090 Shoreham Place, Suite 212 San Diego, CA 92122 • To pay by credit card, call (858) 452-6846 with local attorney and businessman, David Winkler, who has lived with diabetes since age 7. “There’s a huge amount of people with type 1 diabetes and there are many, many more to come,” Ahern said. The PDRC is currently housed in a building owned by Winkler on the campus of UC San Diego, and includes a research facility, under the auspices of Dr. Alberto Hayek, one of the world’s leading pediatric endocrinologists. The PDRC board is in negotiations to partner with City of Hope, and will relocate PDRC’s research facility to a larger building

that will include a center for the treatment of pediatric diabetes. The building, set to open in 2016, will be made possible by a donation from Qualcomm President Steve Altman and his wife, Lisa. Ahern said there are currently only a couple of physicians in private practice locally who treat type 1, or juvenile, diabetes. The only other treatment option is Rady Children’s Hospital, she said. City of Hope spokesperson Robyn Hima said Ahern’s vision of research institutes working collaboratively and sharing information to find a cure for diabetes appealed to the charitable organization.

Brendan, Sherry, Brianna and Kevin Ahern Courtesy “City of Hope at any one time has collaborations with over 200 medical institutions across the United States, so it’s a good fit,” Hima said. “We heard that Sherry hadn’t been honored in the community before and she does so much for so many. We wanted to thank her for what she has done.” Ahern recalls sleeping with one eye open during her son’s teen years — a time when rising hormone levels are accompanied by drastic fluctuations in a diabetic’s blood sugar levels. “If your blood sugars go too high or too low you can die

— and very quickly,” Ahern said. “Even if you’re doing everything right, you can still be in a position to have either one of those things happen.” Other possible complications related to diabetes include blindness, amputations, heart problems and neuropathy. “It eventually wears down your organs,” Ahern said. Ahern’s son, who was captain of the football team at Francis Parker High School, is now a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he also plays football. “He’s doing very well,” his

mother said. “He’s wearing a continuous monitor on his abdomen that he changes out once a week, (which feeds) his blood sugars 24/7. It gives him much better control of his diabetes. “We’ve made a lot of strides and I’m praying that in my son’s lifetime there will be a cure — or at least a treatment that will work for a long time.” Ahern is also known for her work with the Riford Center and Helen Woodward Animal Center. In 1998 she founded La Jolla’s Open Aire Market, which raises money for La Jolla Elementary School.

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Crime Report April 27 • Vandalism (less than $400), 5700 block La Jolla Boulevard, 8 p.m. • Grand theft, money/property (over $950), 800 block of Pearl Street, 11:50 p.m. April 28 • DUI alcohol and/or drugs, 5700 block La Jolla Boulevard, 1:18 a.m. • Vehicle theft, 800 block Archer Street, 2 a.m. • Exhibit firearm, 8900 block University Center Lane, 8:53 p.m. April 29 • Fraud, 1100 block Torrey Pines Road, 11 a.m. May 2 • Vehicle theft/break-in, 5700 block Beaumont Avenue, 8:15 a.m. • Vehicle theft/break-in, 5900 block Cam de la Costa, 2:55 p.m. • Vehicle theft/break-in, 6100 block La Pintura Drive, 4 p.m. • Residential burglary, 8100 block La Jolla Scenic N. Drive, 4 p.m.

Thursday May 10 • 7:30 a.m. La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club, Teresa Shanahan, Ph.D. “People Who Have Dementia,” 8110 Camino del Oro. • 6-9 p.m. Scavolini Showroom Opening, 7726 Girard Ave. (858) 454-3378. henry@ • 7:30 p.m. Actress and author Marilu Henner book singing, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. (858) 454-0347. Saturday May 12 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Red Cross family “Save A Life” workshop, Balboa Park Municipal Gymnasium 2111 Pan American Plaza. Free, (858) 309-1369 • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. La Jolla Women’s Club Open House, 7791 Draper Ave. (858) 454-

• Fraud, 6200 block La Jolla Scenic Drive, 4:30 p.m. • Drunk/protective custody, 3300 block La Jolla Village Drive, 7:30 p.m. • DUI alcohol or drugs, 5500 block La Jolla Boulevard, 10:50 p.m. May 3 • Vehicle theft/break-in, 8500 block Cliffridge Avenue, 1:40 p.m. • Fraud, 3800 block La Jolla Village Drive, 1:45 p.m. • Assault with a deadline weapon other than a firearm, 7100 block Olivetas Avenue, 4:50 p.m. • Vehicle theft/break-in, 8500 block Villa La Jolla Drive, 9 p.m. May 4 • Battery with serious bodily injury, 6700 block Via Estrada, 10:30 p.m. • Residential burglary, 8500 block Cliffridge Avenue, 11:45 p.m.

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Correction In the May 3 story about new commercial leases in La Jolla, it was reported that a Starbucks coffee house at 1055 Torrey Pines Road would include a 1,099-square-foot outdoor patio where drive-up bank teller lanes were previously located. According to Lynda Pfeifer with the city’s development services department, Starbucks withdrew the patio plans after the company learned that it would require both coastal and site development permits.

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Giant kelp forest off La Jolla provides a rich habitat

Natural La Jolla By Kelly Stewart


ust offshore, we have one of the most productive habitats on Earth that supports extremely high biodiversity. The giant kelp forests of Southern California are dominated by two large brown algae species, the giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) and bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). Giant kelp grows along rocky coastlines in cool, nutrient-rich waters at depths of up to 90 feet. Attached to the rocky seafloor by a holdfast, which somewhat resemble aboveground roots, kelp rises up through the water column supported by tiny air bladders (pneumatocysts) at the base of each blade.

Once it reaches the surface, it forms a broad canopy with a rich habitat below the surface. Giant kelp thrives in clear water that gets a lot of sunlight, and must always have a wave surge to keep it healthy, so Southern California is a perfect environment. Kelp may grow up to 2 feet per day, making it one of the quickest growing organisms on Earth. Kelp forests are home to many fish and invertebrates that depend on the productivity of the forest for food, shelter and survival. Seals and sea lions use the mysterious tall forests as a refuge from predators; gray whales have even been spotted within the kelp forest, presumably avoiding killer whales. Other animals may seek out kelp forests during storms because kelp helps dissipate the energy from waves, thus making a more stable environment. On the surface of the ocean, kelp looks only like a lifeless brown mat, but for those lucky enough to venture down into the water column, there exists a magical and peaceful green-lit world populated by many cryptic creatures.

At the bottom of the sea, the holdfast clings to the rocky substrate to keep the kelp in place.

Giant kelp near the surface of the water. Photos by Kelly Stewart

Kelp forests provide homes and food for fish like the black sea bass.

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leave and start their own firm. I now find myself on occasion, competing with them for projects and wishing them car troubles prior to their interview. Despite my temporary insecurity, I want them all to succeed. I know they are all responsible for my success and so it is only right I support theirs. Thank you to all those who have worked for me and with me over the years. I wish you all great success.

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hen Ron and Marg Bowers opened Bowers Jewelry on La Jolla’s Wall Street in 1946, they could never have known that their business would later become one of the longest standing retail landmarks in the community. But 65 years and a few blocks later in the heart of Girard Avenue, Bowers Jewelry, under the ownership of Larry and Sheila Combe is a thriving La Jolla business. Bowers’ history is one of family tradition and loyalty. Larry’s mother Adele once worked as a designer for the store. Larry later joined her as an employee until he purchased the business in 1981. Since then, he and wife Sheila of 37 years, have been the go-to for La Jollans when it comes to fine jewelry, unique trinkets, jewelry repairs and exceptional, personalized service. With an unparalleled selection, fine quality and real personality, the

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UCSD wins bid for Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination By Dave Schwab Imagine studying imagination. Academics will be doing exactly that when UC San Diego teams up with the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation to establish the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination (ACCCHI) at the university. The new center, like its namesake, the late British sciencefiction author, inventor and futurist best known for having penned “2001: A Space Odyssey,” plans to not only stretch the boundaries of imagination, but reassess and redefine them as well. “The objective is to both study human imagination — the neurological aspects, where it occurs in the brain, how we can enhance, accelerate it — as well as understand how imagination figures into the way we, as human beings, exist in the world,” said Sheldon Brown, professor of media arts at UCSD, who will be Clarke Center’s inaugural director. “We use imagination constantly in very small-grained ways, as well as having a very large scope, imagining (like Clarke) possible Sheldon alternative futures and alternative worlds.” Brown The Clarke Center will span disciplines and collaborations among institutions and individuals across communities and continents, in fields such as technology, education, engineering, health, science, industry, environment, entertainment and the arts. Brown said the center, to be launched in fall 2012, will initially be housed at two UCSD facilities — the Caltit2 information and technologies center and the Visual Arts Department’s Structural Materials and Engineering building. “Depending on how things proceed will determine whether or not we develop its own separate building,” said Brown. “For a start, we’re focusing on developing a programmatic agenda.” Brown said programming will include public lectures and conferences, as well as support of specific research projects. Some programs will involve lab work and interdisciplinary study, both on and off campus — all exploring the phenomenon of imagination. “A number of excellent universities responded to our request for proposals to become the home of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination,” said Tedson Meyers, chairman of the Clarke Foundation. “But UCSD made the most compelling case. Its top-flight research resources, facili-

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Quotable Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917–2008) For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the “Big Three” of science fiction. Queen Elizabeth II knighted Clarke in 1998.

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La Jolla High sophomore finds outlet to satisfy her need for speed By Pat Sherman Taylor Bertrand, a 15-year-old honor roll student and ace athlete at La Jolla High School, has added one more item to her list of passions — off-road racing. “It’s really different from everything else I do,” said Taylor, a sophomore member of La Jolla High’s top-ranking varsity water polo team. As a starting pitcher for the girls’ varsity softball team in her freshman year, Taylor had a batting average of more than .800. She also enjoys soccer, rock climbing and snowboarding. But nothing compares to the thrill of strapping into her limited buggy, off-road vehicle with its 1600 cc Volkswagen engine, hitting a dirt track at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. “It’s really fast-paced and exhilarating — like a rush of excitement,” Taylor said. “You’re kind of nervous just waiting for (the race to start), but once you’re out on the track it’s totally fine. All you have to do is just focus on finishing and, you know, staying out of all the carnage.” In her short time racing, Taylor has experienced her share of “carnage,” competing against male and female drivers more than twice her age. During a practice round last month, another racer drove her off-course and she broke an axle. While competing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Lake Elsinore April 24, her engine blew out. But never fear, says her mother, Jennifer Bertrand, Taylor doesn’t let setbacks hold her down. “She’s always been a super athletic, really adventurous person,” Bertrand said. After her engine blowout, Taylor was back the next day, finishing the race 16th out of 20. “I think three or four (drivers) couldn’t finish because they flipped or something happened that they didn’t expect,” Taylor

Taylor Bertrand playing water polo for La Jolla High School.

La Jolla High School sophomore Taylor Bertrand poses by her limited buggy, off-road race vehicle. Courtesy photos

said. “My only goal was to finish.” To avoid obstacles and stay in the game, Taylor and other racers rely on spotters — people who sit in the stands and offer them advice about track conditions via a headset. “You’re completely strapped in and you can’t turn your head or look at anything around you like when you normally drive,” Taylor said. “Your spotter tells you who’s coming up on your left or right, or if there’s a wreck in front of you. If somebody flipped and you get stuck in it, you’re out, too. You just have to watch for everything; you always have to be prepared for it.” Taylor finished her debut race last fall in the middle of the pack — after learning how to drive a stick shift for the first time earlier that day. She was exposed to the sport watching her mother’s fiancé, Randy Minnier, compete in a larger, faster vehicle. They now compete on the same day, albeit in a different class. “She’s a little fish in a real big pond now,”

Minnier said. “It’s a little intimidating, but she’s doing really well. … She’s getting better.” One thing is certain: Taylor will never find herself helpless by the roadside with a flat tire. Her emersion in the sport has taught her about fixing cars — everything from changing spark plugs to working on engines. “It’s a cool learning experience,” she said. Minnier said the most important thing Taylor is learning is to be organized and patient. “That’s really key,” he said, “otherwise you’ll forget things and something will not get done right.” Patience and vigilance are crucial to staying in the race — whether avoiding ruts that can catch a tire and cause a vehicle to roll, or resisting the urge to get caught up in aggressively defensive maneuvers. “(Other drivers) have been real aggressive with her,” Minnier said. “If you’re patient and watch, people will end up taking themselves out. Wait until they make mistakes and then make a good move.”

In some divisions, off-road racers are as young as 8 years old, though they race in smaller, slower kart-type vehicles. The average speed of drivers in Taylor’s class is about 55 miles per hour. “Any time you’re in a race car there’s a concern for safety, but … they really take great care in how you’re protected,” Bertrand said. When not racing or playing sports, Taylor can be found volunteering with the National Charity League, a mother/daughter organization that delivers meals to seniors, helps at animal shelters and serves meals to the homeless. In November, Taylor and Minnier will compete in the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series in Las Vegas. “I definitely want to get a scholarship in water polo and then go to college, and then hopefully go into sports medicine and physical therapy,” said Taylor of her plans for the future, which, naturally, include more racing.

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Seal Rope decision is expected in July Children’s Pool park ranger sees his role as ‘educator’

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By Dave Schwab The longstanding controversy over a proposal to have a guideline rope separating humans from harbor seals at Children’s Pool in La Jolla year-round could be decided July 11-13 by the California Coastal Commission at a site yet to be determined. The battle over the year-round rope is now before the Coastal Commission because it was determined the rope sits on its turf, not on the city of San Diego’s. The rope is presently up only during the seals’ pupping season, Dec. 15 to May 15. “Our mapping folks found the mean hightide line historically extends up to and over the cliffs,” said Lee McEachern of the San Diego Coastal Commission. “That means it’s in our jurisdiction.” A decade-long clash over which species — human or marine mammal — should rightly hold sway over the pool has bounced back and forth between San Diego Superior Court and San Diego City Council, often with conflicting outcomes. An uneasy compromise, a shared-use policy allowing access by both species and policed by a ranger, is the current status quo. It’s the job of ranger Rich Belesky, assigned

Park Ranger Rich Belesky is on duty Saturday through Wednesday at the Children’s Pool. to the Children’s Pool since November 2011, to keep the peace. “I’m here to help keep things civil on the sidewalk (overlooking the pool) and to reduce police visits,” said Belesky from his post on Sunday, April 29. “It’s the park ranger’s job to manage human-human interaction, as well as human-seal interaction.” Belesky stressed that law enforcement is not his principal function. “Should the need

arise, I can cite for municipal code violations and violations of the California Penal Code for infractions and misdemeanors in parks,” he said, “But park rangers are not policemen.” If violence should erupt at the pool, police are called in. “The rule of thumb is, if people are approaching the seals to the point where seals are noticing them and starting to be disturbed … I’ll go down and have people

move,” he said. Belesky sees his role primarily as educational. “Visitors from all over the world are here and a lot of them don’t know how to behave around wild animals,” he said. “I educate them about their responsibilities. It’s a public beach. They can do anything they want as long as they don’t disturb the seals by doing it.” Meanwhile, as a prelude to July’s anticipated year-round rope showdown, pro-beach access advocates have launched an online petition drive to garner support for their position, which would return the pool to primarily human use. They insist that has been its purpose intention ever since La Jolla philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps paid to create the pool as a wading area for children in the 1930s. “It’s our constitutional right,” said probeach access advocate Hen Hunrichs. “We’re talking about big issues here, not just park regulations. The city is really wrestling with some fundamental rights of California citizens. “A lot of people do support the rope being up during pupping season. Our position is that we (beach users) want at least some access — a corridor — all the time.”

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Frank Marshall’s Independence Day It may not have been the 4th of July, but for this former U.S. Navy Lieutenant, the day he discovered Casa de Mañana’s oceanfront retirement living was truly liberating. Now he’s just steps from the sea in La Jolla, and Casa affords him the freedom to enjoy everything he loves, like walks along Coast Boulevard and devouring the latest news in science, business and world events. You can read more of Frank’s story at To schedule a visit, please call 800.959.7010, or drop by 849 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA. Historic landmark Ocean view villas 1 & 2 bedroom and studio residences Care on site European-inspired courtyards Ocean view dining

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Coronado Historic Home Tour will Harland Property Management: showcase pre-World War II classics the property wrangling specialists Seven examples of classic architecture on one of the oldest and loveliest streets in Coronado will be featured during the 2012 Coronado Historic Home Tour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. The event will take place rain or shine. From an early Craftsman designed by William Sterling Hebbard in 1898, to a two-story Colonial Revival mansion constructed for a Navy captain in the mid-1930s, all seven homes pre-date World War II. This year’s featured homes are within easy walking distance of each other on Adella Avenue, a tree-lined road named for the wife of Hampton Story, one of Coronado’s founding fathers. In addition to the Craftsman and Colonia Revival example already mentioned, they include an outstanding variety of styles, such as an English Revival, a Prairie-style and one described as Spanish Eclectic. Architectural details, such as gables, arches, niches and red-barreled tiled roofs

add to each home’s individuality and beauty. Interior renovations reflect a blend of original antique features with modern conveniences. Most of the homes date from the 1920s and ’30s. Through the decades, prior owners each contributed in their own way to the rich history of Coronado. They include the developer of the El Cortez Hotel (1927), the commander of President Hoover’s flagship (1932) and a major in the Civil War. The annual Historic Home Tour is a major fundraiser for the Coronado Historical Association. Tickets may be purchased in advance either at the Coronado Visitor Center (operated by CHA), 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, or online at On tour day, tickets may be purchased or picked up at a booth located at 1013 Adella Ave. For more information, call (619) 435-7242 or visit

By Marti Gacioch Clients seeking Harland Property Management services usually have three concerns: the amount their property will rent for, and how repairs and evictions will be handled, according to Kayvon Homayoun, owner of Harland Property Management. “Property owners hire us to handle everything in regard to their property, so we basically become the landlord,” Homayoun said. “We do thorough background and credit checks for tenants, so we’re sure the tenants can afford what they think they can afford. “ Property management rates Kayvon are usually based on a percentHomayoun age of the rental income, and Homayoun said his rates differ greatly from his competitors. According to Homayoun, his competitors tell clients they charge a low percentage rate of 6 to 8 percent, but after they hook the client, their contract includes many additional fees. “We tell our clients we charge 10 percent and there aren’t any additional fees,” Homayoun said. “Property owners care most about seeing that the rent is deposited in their account at the beginning of every month, they don’t want to hear about all the problems.” Homayoun entered the world of property

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What one life lesson did you learn from your mom? We asked this question May 2 throughout the Village. The La Jolla Light (USPS 1980) is published every Thursday by San Diego Suburban News, a division of MainStreet Communications. Adjudicated as a newspaper of general circulation by Superior Court No. 89376, April 1, 1935. Copyright © 2012 MainStreet Communications. All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this publication may be reproduced in any medium, including print and electronic media, without the express written consent of MainStreet Communications.

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Love and appreciate life. It’s shorter then we think. … In memory, I offer respect and love for Junior’s (Seau) mother and family today. Robert Mohylsky La Jolla

Be very thankful for every day that God gives you. Work hard and make the most of the life you have been given. Dave Godso La Jolla

Do onto others as you would have them do onto you. Try to do the right thing as often as possible. Shannon Stewart La Jolla

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Work hard. John Melrose Mira Mesa

Love — and unconditionally. Aram Baloyan La Jolla

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Our Readers Write

Vons needs to rethink its posted parking rules Your article, “Vons’ parking leaves some customers and merchants flustered,” by Pat Sherman, provided an excellent summary of the issues that Vons is trying to solve with its parking restrictions. However, I believe that Vons has seriously misjudged its priorities. Several points come to mind: n Customer parking is extremely limited in the vicinity of Vons. This parking shortage can be seen easily by driving along Fay Street west of Pearl on any day when the businesses are open. n Vons is entirely within its rights in restricting parking in order to encourage customers to shop at Vons (as I do). However, it is difficult for me to imagine the logic that leads Vons’ management to park 28 employee cars in the lot in front of its store: n Twenty-eight spaces are lost, inconveniencing 28 potential customers. n Employees use those spaces all day rather than the two-hour limit for customers. n Employees are important, but customers are important, too. Ample free all-day parking is available just a few blocks away and other spaces behind the Vons’ building are well suited for employee parking. Saving a three- to five-minute walk for an employee working an eight-hour shift at Vons is hardly comparable to the inconvenience it represents for a Vons’ customer on a 10-minute shopping trip. Corporations neglect customer loyalty at their peril. Ironically, Vons’ parking problem is the result of its success as a low-price merchant. The company’s response to the parking shortage has created controversy and has distanced it from its own customers. It has made surveillance by a Modern Parking attendant the first point of contact, while also taking away one additional parking space for the attendant. Furthermore, the image of Vons as a good neighbor in the community is impaired by its actions that inconvenience customers at neighboring businesses, es-

pecially those abutting the Vons lot (and it is right there that no one but Vons’ employees are permitted to park). Vons is a member of our La Jolla community not by right but by permission. Its role as a good corporate citizen and neighbor is far more important to customer loyalty than its low prices. Justice is not based on what a powerful company can do, but rather on what it ought to do. Abandoning its current parking policy is what Vons ought to do. Larry Speidell La Jolla

Dalai Lama is no expert on global warming

Pat Sherman’s article on the Dalai Lama’s visit to UCSD, “He Came. He Spoke. He Inspired.” (April 26) was very one-sided and was a disservice to your readers. While I appreciate the Dalai Lama’s intelligence in spiritual matters like conveying the importance of cultivating compassion, I cannot see what he brings to the table when discussing global warming, especially on a panel where unsettled scientific theories were presented as fact (man is causing the planet to warm and we have the power to stop it) and

where no opposing opinions were offered (at least based on the article contents). Equating environmental policy with moral relativism and portraying skeptics as deniers didn’t do much either to affirm the panel’s validity. A large number of respected professionals question whether global warming is even occurring; some think we’ve been cooling since 1998 and that solar activity and volcanic eruptions may contribute far more to climate change than man ever could. In fact, over 1,000 scientists have come out against the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s position that man is causing the Earth’s temperature to rise. Considering the debate settled is nonsensical. Panel professors Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Richard Somerville’s rigid stance on this is highly irresponsible. While it’s true many scientists believe we are causing our planet to warm, many also don’t and their ideas should have been mentioned. Too many uncertainties abide to determine which path of action or whether any at this point is even needed. At the very least, policies that slow down our economy, such as capping CO2 levels or mandating alternative fuel use, should be measured against the very real effects of job loss and higher energy costs that will result. For the professors, this may mean a minor inconvenience of giving up a daily latte but it will devastate the delivery man forced to choose between filling up his truck or feeding his family that night. The Dalai Lama seems like a good-natured, smart man and I’m sure his presence made for a lively and entertaining event. A far more enlightening and productive session would have had those with challenging views participate. Both global warming skeptics and alarmists offer compelling evidence to support their positions, which should force us to admit the uncertainties and take a giant pause before enacting potentially ruinous environmental legislation. Tricia Butler La Jolla

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Guest Commentary

Some call it ‘Israel Hate Week’ on college campuses By Marsha Sutton Education Writer for the Light’s sister papers Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, Solana Beach Sun and Rancho Santa Fe Review Editor’s note: According to Christine Clark of the UC San Diego News Center, two student-sponsored “weeks” are held on campus, May 14-17: Justice in Palestine Week, which is presented by the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Solidarity Week, which is presented by the Tritons for Israel (TFI) and J Street U (JSU). The week, she said, typically features tables staffed by students set up along Library Walk to offer fliers and informational pamphlets.


ext week, May 14-17, the University of California San Diego will present Justice in Palestine Week – otherwise known by the label Israel Apartheid Week or Israel Hate Week. An annual event at UCSD, the week mobilizes anti-Israel sentiment, to protest alleged Israeli persecution of Palestinians and dele-

gitimize the Jewish state. If UCSD were confronted with AfricanAmerican Hate Week, would officials sit still for this? How about Lesbian Hate Week? Mexico Hate Week? Yet Israel Hate Week is permitted — nay, endorsed — by an administration that shields itself under the umbrella of free speech. The fine line, so the argument goes, is that it is acceptable to hate Israel, the Mideast’s only democracy, because the protests are not directly targeting Jews. But this is a fallacy. When free speech turns to hate speech, it cannot be tolerated. It’s time to call Israel Hate Week for what it is — a flat-out assault against Jewish students on campuses across the country. And UCSD has become a prominent epicenter. Such an honor we San Diegans could do without. American Jews are linked to Israel, as a second homeland, in a similar way Irish-Americans or Italian-Americans are tied to their heritage. So an attack on Israel, especially attacks that distort the truth, is easily interpreted as an attack on Jews. Regardless of one’s political position on Israel (and there are many across the spectrum that should be legitimately explored and respectfully debated), no one at a public university has the right to make other students

feel harassed and afraid. Those who argue that they are only protesting Israeli policies and are not against Jews are splitting hairs. These public demonstrations have become shameful, blatant expressions of anti-Jewish rhetoric disguised as virtuous opposition to crimes against humanity. If the anti-Israel movement were really nothing more than a protest against nations accused of human rights violations, then surely other countries would be named. China, for one, with its horrendous record, should top the list. Saudi Arabia and North Korea would also earn high marks for this dubious distinction. And how about Syria? But only Israel is targeted, indicating a clear double standard and a transparent, ulterior agenda. The climate has become so toxic at many University of California schools that UC president Mark Yudof was compelled to write an open letter on March 8 condemning the intolerance. Yudof cited examples on UC campuses of vandalism of the Israeli flag and shocking insults hurled at invited Israeli guests during their presentations. He offered firm support for the frank discussion of issues of substance and encouraged the respectful exchange of conflicting ideas on

college campuses, but drew the line at words and behavior that inhibit or threaten others. When one of UCSD’s libraries known as CLICS (Center for Library & Instructional Computing Services) closed permanently on June 10, 2011 due to budget cuts, it was reclaimed by students, some of whom draped the public facility with numerous Palestinian flags. In reaction to this “takeover,” one lone Israeli flag was hung and quickly torn down a few hours later. Subsequent comments on social media made it clear that CLICS is not a friendly sanctuary for Jewish students seeking a quiet place to study. These actions would never be tolerated at a county or city library, so why are they permitted at a state-supported university library? Diffusing the anger, repairing its damaged reputation and re-establishing a climate of patience, acceptance and respect should be UCSD’s foremost cultural imperative. Let us hope that this year, during the coming demonstrations, people with opposing viewpoints will engage in civil discourse that helps bridge differences, rather than employ hateful words and actions that alienate and polarize. And let UCSD become, once again, a campus that respects the humanity, dignity and rights of all people.

Community Planning Association OKs Farms project By Pat Sherman The La Jolla Community Planning Association (CPA) lent its support to the planned demolition and rebuild of a home at 9633 La Jolla Farms Road during its May 3 meeting. The rebuild, situated on 1.7 acres, would be more than double the size of the current structure — an increase of about 4,000 square feet to 10,834 square feet. Taal Safdie of Safdie Rabines Architects offered an overview of the project, for which the owner is seeking a Coastal Development Permit. CPA trustee Phil Merten, who previously opposed the project, expressed his concern with a 30-foot tower — the maximum allowable height for residential structures. It would be 15 feet from the right-hand property line. Merten said a section of the La Jolla Community Plan mandates a more gradual transition in scale between new development and existing structures “to promote good design and harmony.” Merten said the rectangular tower reminded him of “the original, early designs of Jack-in-the-Box restaurants.” “I hate to use that comparison,” Merten said, “but this is of about that same scale and about the same height. I could not come to the finding that this element made the reasonable kind of transitions in scale down to the one-story house next door.” Trustee Mike Costello added, “I have an appreciation for what that might do to a neighbor or maybe future neighbors and I’m wondering … is there some other place on the

Taal Safdie of Safdie Rabines Architects gives the La Jolla Community Planning Association an overview of plans to demolish and reconstruct a home at 9633 La Jolla Farms Road. Pat Sherman photos

property where you could tuck (your tower).” With regard to the tower’s location, Safdie said, “part of this was to create something dramatic in the entrance,” noting that homeowners on both sides of the property had seen the plans and written letters of approval. UCSD astrophysicist Brian Keating, who owns the property in question, was in the audience to weigh-in on the project. He said the neighbors nearest the tower are “close friends,” who attended his wedding. “If we were to move (the tower) north we would have been obstructing some of their ocean views,” he said. “They actually said it was OK if we did, but we wanted to be very neighborly.” Keating said his neighbors have no win-

dows facing the tower and that there is an existing hedge that divides the property line and blocks their view of it. Trustee Laura Ducharme Conboy said she was “not troubled” by the tower. “Sometimes a strong geometric form contributes to the overall look of the architecture,” she said, adding that the “scale is a bit deceiving and makes it look worse than it is.” Devin Burnstein made the motion to lend CPA approval to the project, which was seconded by Cindy Thorsen. The motion was approved 10-3, with one abstention. In other CPA news • Lifeguard tower parking lot. Erin Demorest, a representative for District 1 City

City of San Diego engineering and capital projects manager Michael Ninh and project engineer Meryl Jimenez discuss the planned replacement of more than two miles of water and sewer lines in the Village. The work will begin in October. Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, spoke of the city’s $75-million infrastructure bond project, which includes $30 million in road

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From CPA, A19 resurfacing and other projects, including renovations to the lifeguard tower at La Jolla Cove. Demorest said the parking lot in front of the La Jolla Shores lifeguard tower should be resurfaced before Memorial Day weekend, after which five parking spaces would be used as a staging area for ongoing La Jolla Shores lifeguard tower renovations, through July 4. • New Medical Center. UCSD Principal Community Planner Anu Delouri said work on the 10-story, 509,500-square-foot Jacobs Medical Center broke ground recently. The center is slated for completion in 2017. • Morton resignation. Architect Michael Morton addressed his resignation from the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee over what he views as an “unfair hearing” on the long-proposed Hillel Jewish Student Center near UCSD. Morton called for the CPA to organize a group to investigate the issue and report back to the CPA trustees and board with its findings. “A fair and impartial hearing by an applicant in front of a committee is a very important right that all applicants should be receiving,” Morton said. “Many members of the subcommittee were part of organized groups in opposition to that project. They neither disclosed nor chose to abstain or recuse themselves from that vote.” President Tony Crisafi said he would convene with CPA officers to investigate the matter and report back in the future. • Weiss resignation. Crisafi also noted that CPA trustee Ray Weiss has resigned, due to scheduling conflicts. • Sewer line update. City of San Diego engineering and capital projects manager Michael Ninh discussed the planned replacement of more than two miles of water and sewer lines in the Village, which was delayed for two years to due a lack of funding. The project is now in the final design stages, he said. The $4.6 million project boundaries are Torrey Pines Road, Coast Boulevard, Ivanhoe Street and Prospect Place. Portions of Jenner Street, Prospect Street, Prospect Place, Park Row, Exchange Place and Silverado Street will be affected during the 12-month work schedule, Ninh said. The project is slated for completion in October 2013 with a moratorium on work during the holidays and summer.

Three La Jolla students win city’s annual poster contest San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and the entire San Diego City Council celebrated the creative efforts of the winners of the 12th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest on May 1, in the City Administration Building Council Chambers on the 12th floor, 202 C Street. Out of the 19 student artists who won this year’s contest, three hail from La Jolla — Sage Cathleen Tellew and Audrey Tsai from Muirlands Middle School and Athena Tsai from La Jolla Elementary. This year’s theme was “San Diegans Waste No Water.” The winning posters are on display in the lobby of the City Administration Building through May, the San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery and San Diego County Fair “Kids’ Best Exhibit,” in June and The San Diego International Airport from June to September. The winning posters will also be featured in the 2013 Water Conservation Poster Calendar, which will be available at area libraries. More at

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Country Day earns league title The La Jolla Country Day boys golf team came out on top last week at the Coastal League final at Del Mar Country Club. The Torreys were led by Harry Kang, who shot a league-best 74. Country Day dominated the day, shooting 56 strokes better than second-place Francis Parker. Both Kang and teammate Forrest Kim were named to the All-Coastal League First Team. The Torreys also had Alex Rapeport, Bernardo Bustamente and Greg Chachas named to the second team. Bishop’s Jack Stylli and Chase Lauer also earned all-second team honors. The golfers will next play on May 15 at the Escondido County Club in the first round of the CIF playoffs.

Hard court championships get under way in La Jolla on Monday



Ben Doyle tops in City League La Jolla’s Ben Doyle was the low scorer at the City League Golf Championships last week. Doyle shot a 140 for the tournament. In second place was his teammate Perry Cohen, who shot a 142. Doyle, a sophomore, was the Southern California Regional champ as a freshman last season. Here are last week’s scores: Tuesday, May 1 Softball Coastal League n La Jolla Country Day 7, Santa Fe Christian 0 Christine Campbell struck out 12 batters in the win for the Torreys. Baseball Coastal South League n Santa Fe Christian 13, Bishop’s 0 Boys Volleyball n St. Augustine def. La Jolla, 20-25, 22-25, 22-25 Ryan Walsh led the Vikings with 12 kills. Wednesday, May 2 Baseball Western League n La Jolla 3, Madison 2 Bobby Schuman had a game-winning RBI for the Vikings.

Frances Chandler (Jackson, Tenn.) is returning to defend her singles title in the women’s 50s. Last year, she defeated Tracy Houk of Half Moon Bay, Calif. in the Women’s 50s singles final.

Boys Lacrosse n Scripps Ranch 8, La Jolla 6 Girls Lacrosse n Hilltop 9, Bishop’s 8

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he La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club will host the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Senior Women’s Hard Court Tennis Championships on Monday. The event will be played through Sunday, May 20. Events include both singles and doubles in the 50 and over, 60 and over, 70 and over, 80 and over, and 90 and over age groups. The women’s events are national championships Women and attract the best playMonday: 50, 60 Singles / Douers from all over the bles and 70 Singles country in each age Tuesday: 80, 90 Singles and group, making this field 70 Doubles of competitors the stronWednesday: 80, 90 Doubles gest in the country in each age division. Men The La Jolla Beach & Monday: 70 Singles Tennis Club’s 40th AnTuesday: 65 Singles / 70 Doubles nual Spring Senior Wednesday: 60 Singles Championships for men Thursday: 75, 80, 85 Singles / will also take place that 75 Doubles week in conjunction with the women’s events. Although the men’s events are not national championships, they will feature many senior players who regularly compete in national tournaments. The men’s events will include singles and doubles for 60 and over, 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over, 80 and over, and 85 and over age groups. Total participation for both the men’s and women’s tournaments is expected to be 300-plus players. The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club started each of these events and has hosted them since their inception. Designated one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship. Admission to this week-long tournament is free and open to the public with a snack bar and dining facility on-site. There is a nominal fee for on-site parking. Draws will be posted at the Beach Club and will be available via Daily matches will start at 8 a.m.

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Softball Western League n Mission Bay 6, La Jolla 3 Boys Volleyball n Scripps Ranch def. La Jolla, 21-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-16 Ryan Walsh led the Vikings with 14 kills. Boys Lacrosse n Santa Fe Christian 16, La Jolla Country Day 2 Eric Blodgett led the Torreys with two goals.

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UC San Diego freshman second baseman Monique Portugal pounded a twoout grand slam to cap-off a six-run fourth inning as the No. 24 Triton softball team trounced Dixie State via runrule, 10-0, to take the NCAA West Region II title on Sunday afternoon at Otter Sports Complex. UCSD (39-20), which fell in last Friday’s opening game of the tournament to DSC (38-13), won consecutive

games over Montana State-Billings and Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday before downing DSC twice on Sunday to capture the West subregional title. The Tritons advance to the West Super Regional for the second straight season and will travel to face top-seeded Cal State Dominguez Hills in a best-ofthree series, Friday and Saturday, in Carson. The winner of the West Super Re-

gional qualifies for the eight-team NCAA Division II National Championships, May 16-19 in Lousiville, Ky. “Our goal was to leave here by winning the last game and we did that. In the end, it doesn’t really matter how many games you play, it just matters that you come out, play hard and respect the game. Fortunately, the results were positive for us,” said UCSD head coach Patti Gerckens.

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LJYB celebrates “Cinco de Mayo” Mustang style By Tom Murphy La Jolla Youth Baseball La Jolla Youth Baseball celebrates holidays with gusto and Cinco de Mayo was no exception. On Saturday in the Mustang division, the managers of the Baxter Foundation and Pharmatek teams decided to let their hair down and the kids went crazy with eye black — drawing mustaches, beards, glasses and more. The game was determined a tie before starting in order to let every kid pitch who hasn’t tried that position before. The umpire joined in on the fun and drew the largest strike zone in modern times. Most kids batted from the opposite side and there was a ban on base stealing to keep things light. Baxter coach Billy Egan made a run to Party City and outfitted his coaches with festive sombreros and mustaches, which really set the tone. Excellent pitching performances were turned in by a few rookies on the hill and game balls were handed out accordingly. Manny Coleman had a “web gem” play at third base that prompted coach Egan to run on the field and celebrate the play. Neither team will catch Mitch’s Surf Shop or Morgan Stanley for top seeds in the playoffs, but they will be fun teams to watch. Following the game, both teams had a BBQ in the Cinco de Mayo tradition. Mustang starts their double-elimination playoffs

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Baxter Foundation Caballeros: Ron Brunette, Billy Egan, Dave Odmark, Anthony Musante and Ray Fulks this Saturday. In Bronco, Aladdin Bail Bonds and Harry’s Coffee Shop are only a game apart for the top seed in their division. Aladdin’s Garrett Brown leads LJYB with eight moon shots, but Jack MacDorman of Las Patronas made sure he didn’t hit a grand slam on Sunday when he leaned over the fence to grab a drive that ended the inning and left the bases loaded. According to the fans in the bleachers, it was LJYB’s Play of the Year. One parent quipped “Call the cops because you’ve been robbed!” Las

Patronas went on to win the game and moved from the cellar into third place in the past week. Bronco plays their double-elimination playoffs next week and a lot of teams like their chances. Pinto games continue to keep the cardiologists on call with high scoring games and late inning theatrics. Although Patterson Bike holds a narrow lead over PacVentures and Retirement Benefits Group, there are seven teams with records over .500 that are within

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Top-seeded UC San Diego will host the 2012 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Baseball Tournament, which starts today at Triton Ballpark in La Jolla. UCSD will be gunning for its fourth consecutive title and an automatic berth in the upcoming NCAA Division II Championships. CCAA regular season co-champions UC San Diego (2921, 26-14 CCAA) and Chico State (36-14, 26-14) will be the tournament’s No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively. Cal State San Bernardino (27-18, 24-16) earned the third seed and Sonoma State (25-23, 23-17) is the fourth seed. Today’s opening round will feature Chico State against Cal State San Bernardino at 3 p.m. followed by UCSD and Sonoma State under the lights at 7 p.m. Action in the double-elimination tournament will continue Friday with three games at 11 a.m. (elimination game), 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (elimination game). The championship game is slated for noon on Saturday. A second title game, if necessary, will follow. UC San Diego is making its ninth consecutive CCAA Tournament appearance. Chico State is making its third straight showing and 13th in the 14-year history of the event. Cal State San Bernardino is back for its sixth overall appearance and second in the last three seasons. Sonoma State returns for the second year in a row, its 10th overall showing. UCSD went 3-1 to take the CCAA Tournament crown in 2011. The Tritons recorded two wins and a loss versus Cal Poly Pomona and a win versus Chico State. The tournament is being hosted on a campus site for the first time since 2008. The past two have been held at the Klein Family Field in Stockton, Calif., while the 2009 event was played in Palm Springs.


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From LJYB, A22 a game or two of each other. With 12 teams, their playoffs will be a bit more complicated but their Championship game will be played on Saturday, May 19th — as will all of the LJYB division championship games. The Pony division turned into a slugfest last week with six homers being recorded in two games by RBC and SDG. RBC is the top LJYB team in Interleague play with a 10-4 record, followed by Rotary at 4-6-3 and SDG at 5-9-1. Michael Marshall and Johnny Agbulos have three homers to date followed by Carter Chopskie, Trenton Fudge and Michael Nance with two taters apiece. Pony playoffs will be played during the Memorial Day Tournament at Tecolote. In the community, “LJYB Night at Islands” is on Wednesday, May 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. with 20 percent of the proceeds being donated to the league. Teams and their families are encouraged to attend together at a time of their choosing and team jerseys are encouraged. On Sunday, May 20 LJYB will again host portions of the “Home Run for Chelsea” Tournament, which is a fundraiser for Chelsea’s Light Foundation. More than 100 teams throughout Southern California will participate and the teams that play on the LJYB fields will be great to watch. This is a 100 percent volunteer-driven event that generated more than $30,000 in donations last year to Chelsea’s Light Foundation.

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Musical benefit will be based on infamous Hollywood love affair The love story between Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy unfolds with the music of Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, Cole Porter and Verdi at The San Diego Woman’s Club’s musical fundraiser, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at 2557 3rd Ave. Inspired by the bestseller “Sweethearts,” by Sharon Rich, the production includes sexual betrayals, suicide attempts, blackmail, and death threats — laced with humor and shocking Hollywood secrets. Metropolitan Opera baritone Theodore Lambrinos appears as Nelson and international soprano Hallie Neill appears as Jeanette. Following the performance, there will be a lecture and book signing by Rich, who penned “Sweethearts.” Tickets are $45, students with ID pay $40. To reserve seating, call Diane at (619) 464-3923 or visit


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One of the La Jolla gardens from last year’s event offered attendees a chance to enjoy coastline views.


Annual garden tour sprinkled with the fine arts By Linda Hutchison an’t decide what you like more — gardens, art, or music? Fortunately, those taking the 14th Annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla on Saturday, May 19 won’t have to decide. They’ll enjoy a triple treat in each garden, with landscaping


and design ideas, artists capturing what they see, and musicians sharing their melodies with plants and people alike. In all, the garden tour, which departs from Wisteria Cottage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include 10 artists and at least 20 musicians, in

addition to garden designers and plant experts. “We have a lot of talent in La Jolla,” said local artist Dot Renshaw, who is coordinating the 10 artists appearing in this year’s garden tour. Most are professional, full-time artists who live in La Jolla and have been painting La Jolla

scenes and gardens for a long time, according to Renshaw. “They are used to seeing La Jolla in all different lights,” she added. “One of the joys of en plein air (in the open air) painting is being able to look at a scene and ask where


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By Will Bowen The La Jolla Renaissance Singers (LJRS) will perform the amusing madrigal comedy hit of 1608, Adriano Banchieri’s “Festino Nella Sera del Giovedi Grasso Avanti Cena” (Entertainment for the Eve of Carnival Thursday) on two upcoming Sundays — May 13 and 20 — at different locales. Festino is a one-hour set of 20 a capella tunes, sung in Italian (English text provided in program notes) by a group of revelers who are slightly drunk. The scene is the Thursday after Mardi Gras and the revelers are still tipsy, although they should have been done with their feasting and partying, and attending to the austerities of the season of Lent. Festino is classed as a madrigal comedy — a precursor to

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FROM SINGERS, B1 modern comedic opera. It was only popular for a short period of time, from the late 1500s to the early 1600s. Each of the vocal pieces in the piece, composed by the Benedictine monk Banchieri, follows the form of a humorous lyrical poem. It’s interspersed with short monologues from the characters, who are derived from the stock of Italian commedia dell’arte. According to Wendy Warhame Clemente, who has been the director of the LJRS for the past year, “The singers in this comedy imitate lovers, share inside jokes, sing bawdy songs and clichéd love tunes, mock those who walk by, dance like country folk, and imitate animals and musical instruments. “It’s an irreverent work, full of double entendres and silliness, all wrapped in lighthearted sentiment, with a very entertaining set of songs — not the usual serious fare that one finds at choral concerts.” LJRS was founded in 1964, making the group one of San Diego’s oldest early music organizations. Originally, it was made up of scientists and their families, who

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If you go ■ What: La Jolla Renaissance Singers in ‘Festino Nella Sera del Giovedi Grasso Avanti Cena’ ■ Concert A: 2 p.m. May 13, San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, free with paid museum admission ■ Concert B: 3 p.m. May 20, Blessed Sacrament Church, 4540 El Cerrito Drive, free-will offering ■C  ontact: (760) 715-8871 ■ Website: worked for various organizations in La Jolla. Today there are teachers, doctors, researchers, professors, scientists, linguists, attorneys and professional musicians in the 25-member troupe. They range in age from the early 20s to the 80s. LJRS specialize in vocal music from the Medieval Ages through the Renaissance, but occasionally foray into the Romantic Movement or Modernism. They like singing a cappella. During the

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day they work regular jobs, but once a week, on Wednesday nights for 2 hours, they get together in a home in La Jolla to sing and socialize in fancy period costumes. “The ensemble is fun to work with because all the members are so diverse in their backgrounds,” said director Clemente. “We all take turns bringing the refreshments — sometimes the food selection is pretty swanky!” Ron Clemente, Wendy’s husband, is the ensemble

Magdalene Church. LJRS is always open to new members and holds auditions for people interested in joining. Warhame says, “Potential applicants come in for a private audition with the director and then participate in a rehearsal with the group,” said Warhame. “Basically, we’re looking for sight-reading ability. Applicants should be able to quickly pick up the music and sing their notes independently.”

manager. He works at a biotech company and is in the Army Reserves. Some of the other members are Bill Propp, a professor of history at UCSD; Wendy Greene, who teaches music at Southwestern College; Dick Harris, who is retired, but used to work in the physics lab at UCSD; and Nancy De Monte, who works at the Scripps Institute. Members are responsible for their own historic costumes. Some make them,

others buy them online or from the Renaissance Faire when it comes to town, or hire a seamstress to fashion them from scratch. Activities revolve around the semester system, which means the group performs about two different concerts a year, each at the end of a semester. For their last show, they preformed Benjamin Brittens’s “Ceremony of Carols” at the San Diego Museum of Art, Scripps Ranch Library, and St. Mary

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Dine with a view of the sea at Pacifica Del Mar and avocado. There are also chilled oysters By Kelley Carlson on the half shell that originate from ith its sweeping ocean views and a Carlsbad and the Pacific Northwest, offered seafood-heavy menu, Pacifica Del at the peak of freshness, Idso said. Mar is the epitome of coastal One of the main entrees that draws rave dining. And its California casual atmosphere reviews from patrons is Pacifica’s Sugarwelcomes everyone from locals to tourists, Spiced Salmon, served with Chinese beans, high-profile athletes and businessmen, to garlic mashed potatoes and mustard sauce. couples casually walking in from the beach. “It makes a salmon lover out of anybody,” “We’re very diversified,” said Chris Idso, managing partner of Pacifica. The restaurant Idso said. Another specialty seafood dish is the is also “completely family-friendly,” he Seared “Rare” Ahi with ginger butter, baby added, as children are given coloring mats carrots, marinated and crayons, along shiitakes and sticky with their own menus. rice cake. For a memorable Not a seafood experience, Idso recEach week you’ll find a recipe lover? No problem — ommends arriving in among other offerings time to watch the from the featured restaurant are the Grilled Filet sunset from the main online at Just Mignon, House Cured patio. The rail tables click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the Ribeye, Crispy Jidori are a great setting for a Chicken and Spinach bottom of the story. This week: date, and the booths & Ricotta Ravioli. can accommodate The meals don’t groups of up to seven. ■P  acifica Del Mar’s necessarily need to be Those who arrive beSugar-Spiced Salmon enjoyed on the main fore 6 p.m. can take patio or in the advantage of a “deeply Gallery. For a more laid-back setting, the discounted,” two-course Sunset Dinner. small front patio also provides views of the “We like to balance a million-dollar view Pacific. with a great dining experience,” Idso said. The Ocean Bar — with three TVs tuned in If the patio is full, the marine-themed to sports programming — serves a full Gallery is certainly a viable alternative. The menu, as well. It houses the International main attraction of the aqua-accented room Vodka Bar, with 203 types of vodkas from is an aquarium with multi-colored fish. 20 countries that are all regularly priced at Begin your dining experience with a $7. (They’re $6 during happy hour and variety of appetizers or salads. One recommended item is the Japanese Hamachi Wednesday’s Vodka and Gin Night/Oyster Night.) In addition, there’s a floor-to-ceiling with wasabi, yuzu ponzu sauce, grapefruit


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wine tower, and bottles are 50 percent off on Thursdays. From 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, bands liven up the mood with pop music. The restaurant doesn’t just offer lunch and dinner — the weekend brunch features items such as Pacifica Eggs Benedict on a housemade cheddar-green onion biscuit with Canadian bacon and spicy Hollandaise, and a side of home fries. There is also fruit, seafood dishes, omelettes, and banana buttermilk pancakes topped with whipped

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t Alfonso’s memorial service, I told everyone that when I went out walking in the Village, I went looking for Alfonso. I told them how grateful Alfonso felt to be alive and I mentioned a thank-you card he sent me. I remember ending with the story that I had given Alfonso half a hug, recently, which made him laugh. That laughter, I said, is how I was going to remember Alfonso. Erika Torri, director of The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, was right on when she spoke. She said that after interacting with Alfonso, she always left with a smile. Alfonso always made her feel good. She told us a funny story about an interaction she had with him that made everyone laugh out loud. That is how it was with Alfonso, even after he died. Whenever I thought of him, I was either laughing or crying — often at the same time. Reporter Dave Schwab wrote his account of the memorial service in the La Jolla Light. “Everyone in attendance agreed Bourbon was an unforgettable character, an individual so unique in his presentation that you always remembered him thereafter.” ••• The news of Alfonso’s death spread across Europe and journalists from El Mundo contacted me. Everyone wanted to know information about Alfonso. And the big question on everyone’s mind was whether Alfonso was indeed from royalty like he claimed. Royal Search When I moved to La Jolla 25 years ago and Alfonso mentioned that his grandfather was King

Alfonso XIII of Spain, I scoffed at the idea. But, the news sent me running to my French friend’s house on Genter Street, who, in turn, scoffed at me. She told me that this sort of thing (illegitimacy) happens in Europe all the time. So, I assumed Alfonso was from royalty. I met Heli Hofmann at Alfonso’s memorial service. She wrote, “Three things convinced me from the very beginning in 1981: 1) His physical resemblance to Alfonso XIII; 2) His enormous language ability; 3) His polite manners.” Alfonso told me that he was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and that he worked as an interpreter for the United Nations in New York City. It was only in our last conversation that Alfonso revealed more personal information about himself. That is why I was stunned when, out of the blue; he told me that he was

once married, but only for a brief period of time. I’ll never forget the moment. We were sitting on the bench on Girard Avenue facing the sun, when he mentioned this. I spun my head around to look at him. Unfortunately, that was all he wanted me to know, but I felt honored, as I’m sure Alfonso never told this to anyone. Now I’m left wondering what else he might have revealed had he kept on living. I never asked Alfonso about his royal past, even when I imported his personal photos of the royals into my computer. He asked me to put them on a disk for him. He was working on a project and he needed copies. In appreciation for my efforts, Alfonso gave me a photocopied image of King Alfonso XIII — Alfonso had signed his name on the back.


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Best of Bird Rock More than 20 artists will have their works for show and sale at the Bird Rock Artists Guild’s “Art in the Garden” event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at 5571 Bellevue Ave. (corner of Forward Street and Bellevue Avenue). Bird Rock-based singer Aja Lee (pictured) will perform and there will be refreshments. Among the work featured will be garden art, jewelry, purses, gourds, watercolor prints, mosaics, soaps, photos and sculpture.

Move Over Beethoven Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will wrap up La Jolla Music Society’s 2012 Revelle Chamber Music Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12 in the Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. Named Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, Finckel and Han have been artistic directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2004. The program, titled “Great Expectations: Brahms as the Next Beethoven,” will be preceded at 7 p.m. by a chat with Eric Smigel, SDSU assistant professor of music. Tickets: $25-75. (858) 459-3728.

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Weidner’s Gardens will celebrate Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 with its fourth annual Tea and Cookies Under the Flowers, 695 Normandy Road. Featuring tables set with linen and china under canopies of blooms in its Encinitas growing grounds, the event treats mothers to time to with their families. The garden will also have Seattle artist Linda Alley’s ceramic works suspended above the patios. Free. (760) 436-2194.

Buddhist Teacher Visits Tsoknyi Rinpoche (pictured), a Tibetan Buddhist Lama who teaches meditation and is the author of three books including “Open Heart, Open Mind,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 in the Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. The visit, hosted by the Rigpa Fellowship of San Diego, will focus on “Awakening the Power Essence of Love.” The organization, named for “the innermost nature of the mind,” aims to share the teachings of Buddha. The Dalai will sign books following the presentation. Suggested donation: $10. (619) 906-4291.

Bike to Work Day Spin those wheels on Friday, May 18: it’s Bike to Work Day. Participants can win dozens of prizes and can get a free T-shirt, snacks or beverages at pit stops around the region. Get ready at the Tune-Up Time event in Balboa Park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, with a free maintenance check, and pick up bike maps, information and freebies or let your kids take free bike safety education courses. Call 511 and say “iCommute” or see

The Spiritual Side of Nature UCSD’s Forum on Religion brings author, cultural ecologist and environmental philosopher David Abram to campus to discuss “Earthly Astonishment: Toward an Ecological Sense of the Sacred,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Institute of the Americas Jojel Auditorium, 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road. The free event will include a panel and question-answer session featuring Richard S. Cohen, of the university’s Program for the Study of Religion; Cathy Gere, Department of History; Rafael Núñez, Department of Cognitive Science; and Anna Joy Springer, Department of Literature.

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Artist Gardens Glass Treasures The Art Glass Guild’s annual juried show and sale runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 at the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. Featuring the works of more than 30 artists, plus demonstrations of torch-working and glass cutting, the show has been called the largest in Southern California. Visitors can also feed their creative juices by joining mosaic projects just off Park Boulevard at 1770 Village Place. (619) 702-8006.

Art is all over the gardens when the San Dieguito Art Guild in Encinitas presents its 18th annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art and Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and 13. The self-guided tour features nine unique gardens and some 60 artists showing their paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, glass and metal art, gourd art, fabric and fiber art. The event supports the Art Guild’s Off Track Gallery at 937 South Coast Hwy. 101, Suite C103 in Encinitas. Tickets: $20 at or at the gallery. (760) 942-3636.

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‘Herbert’s Wormhole’ creators entertain Gillispie School students By Jeanie Scott Los Angeles-based screenwriter Peter Nelson returned to The Gillispie School last week to review his second cartoon illustrated children’s book, “Herbert’s Wormhole: The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre,” which was published by HarperCollins on April 17. The book was recently included in Amazon’s Children’s Book Week 2012 Featured Titles for Young Readers ages 9-12. The series highlights the adventures of three neighborhood friends who travel through a wormhole 100 years into the future. Just three years ago, Nelson contacted his brother-in-law Ed Whelan, The Gillispie School’s physical education teacher, in the hope he might be able to arrange an author’s visit for Gillispie students. That first presentation was a success and since that time, Nelson and the book’s Manhattan-based illustrator, Ro Rao, have shared their creative experience with other schools throughout the country.

Author Peter Nelson introduces his second cartoon illustrated children’s book, ‘Herbert’s Wormhole: The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre’ to students at The Gillispie School. Photos by Annette Bradbury The Gillispie School visit featured a humorous presentation by Nelson on the writing process while Rao showcased his artistic ability, drawing pictures of the characters and plot in real-time using a document camera and projector. As the pair began to brainstorm for the sequel, they initially discussed the

Third-grade students Taylor Wassel, Arden Lichter and Jasmine Behnam pose with their personalized copies of “Herbert’s Wormhole: The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre.”

book’s concept. Nelson said he then began writing for up to six hours a day, with Rao returning to Manhattan to illustrate his concept of the story, overnighting by mail, his daily drawings to Nelson for review. “His drawings often inspired me to take the storyline in a different direction,” Nelson said.

On the web Nelson stressed to the students that there is story inside each of them just waiting to be told. He explained that even simple words could take on a new meaning when read with

Fifth-grade student Luke Bradbury with illustrator Ro Rao.

bold expression. Nelson encouraged students to review their writing projects many times over, revealing that he typically does two to five rewrites of each chapter of a manuscript before sending it off for editing. Nelson and Rao answered questions and solicited storyline ideas for the third and final book in the

“Herbert’s Wormhole” series, which will be released in 2013. They ended the presentation by autographing copies of their books for students and staff. Students said they hope Nelson and Rao will return to Gillispie next year to reveal how the “Herbert’s Wormhole” series ends and what comes next.


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FROM GARDEN TOUR, B1 is the picture that speaks to me?” Each of the artists will ask that question before the tour when they meet with the owner of the garden where they will be painting and decide on the best place to set up their easels. After the tour, the artists will display and sell their work — ranging from colorful abstracts to realism to loose impressionism — for the month of June at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. They will also set up their work on the walkways outside the cottage every Saturday and Sunday during June from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. The artists in this year’s garden tour: n Patricia Jasper Clark — a still life and landscape artist who paints exclusively in oils. Her work has been featured in the La Jolla Art Association Gallery, a six-week show at the Riford Center last year, and on the 2010 Garden Tour poster. n Diane Estrada — a dedicated water media artist. Her artwork is known for its dramatic color and impressionistic style, ranging from abstract to realism. “Painting outdoors in a lovely garden is very enjoyable and one of my favorite subjects is flowers. To paint in the garden for the Historical Society means a great deal to me as I have

n Carol Shamrock — loves using color, which is reflected in her watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings. Using subtle to bright hues, her paintings are embellished with rich layers of transparent and opaque color. Carol’s subjects range from the real to the abstract and from visual satire to the creation of a peaceful contemplative environment. She is a teacher at La Jolla High School.

Scenes from last year’s garden tour. lived in La Jolla for over 40 years and graduated from La Jolla High School and have seen many changes over the years.” n Jane Fletcher — works in a wide variety of styles (abstract, figurative, representational, landscape, cityscape, seascape, expressionistic, ornamental, portrait, nudes) and a variety of media (oil painting, wood carving, and glass etching). n Andrea Gaye — paints in oil on canvas. Her figurative work includes casual portraits of children at play, nude studies, and colorful scenes of daily life in the countries in Latin America and Europe that she visits. n Rodger Heglar — a former forensic anthropologist, he is a self-taught artist, influenced by Old Masters and early California


plein-air painters. His coastscapes depict the harmony he finds in the meeting of sea and shore and his landscapes reflect the tranquility he sees in the natural world. n Leah Higgins — specializes in personalized paintings of people and places, using the medium of acrylic or watercolor. Her paintings include houses, churches, pets, people, landscapes, seascapes, flowers and still life. n Sharon Hinkley — works from real life in vivid watercolors in the matter of the Impressionists and plein-air painters. An award winning artist, she has had numerous one-woman shows and is also an teacher and author (“Watercolor Basics: Painting Flowers”). “I love everything bright and colorful and in a garden there is usually a vast array

of color, even if it’s 1000 shades of green,” she said. n Sally Irwin — a former interior designer, paints in oils and likes to work with a bold and bright combination of colors. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects including landscapes and still life and has been influenced by Fauvism (of which Henri Matisse was a leader) and the alla prima painting technique (in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint). n Salli Sachse — paints a variety of subjects in oil, including seascapes, sunsets, flowers, markets, and portraits. A former actress and counselor, her work is influenced by her travels and living in The Netherlands, where she fell in love with the light in the countryside.

Musicians The San Diego musicians who will be playing in this year’s garden tour are a highly-skilled group who love to share their music with others, especially for a good cause such as the La Jolla Historical Society, according to coordinator Dori Robbins. Many also teach and write their own music, said Robbins, a retired violinist who played with the Kennedy Center Opera House. n Cathy Blickinstaff — plays flute and piccolo for the La Jolla Symphony and teaches music at Point Loma Nazarene University. n Dusty Brough — is a nylonstring guitar player based in San Diego. He plays his original compositions as a soloist or with his quartet, inspired by flamenco, classical technique, jazz harmony, and Eastern European rhythms.


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If you go ■ What: 14th annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla ■ When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19 ■W  here: Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. ■ Why: Fundraiser for La Jolla Historical Foundation ■ Self-guided Tour: $50 ■ Platinum Tour: $150 ■ Tickets: (858) 459-5335

n Leah Panos — is a harpist and composer. Her repertoire has an emphasis on the classical, romantic, and 20th Century periods. n Jimmy Patton — is a guitarist who has shared the stage with Grammy winners Stanley Jordan and Terrance Blanchard. He is signed with and has recorded two albums for Pacific Records. n William Propp — plays the bassoon with Trio Divertimento, which also

includes clarinet players Bob Barnhart and Katrina Schnorr. The group performs chamber music and was part of the former woodwind section of the Lyric Opera San Diego. n Rosalind Richards — is a flutist who performs with the Del Mar Trio. She is also a composer who has released three CDs, and a teacher at Villa Musica in San Diego. n Donald Strandberg — plays solo guitar in the finger-style manner, drawing upon traditional and folk music. He has produced several CDs, and is collaborating on a CD of country songs by Jack Phillips. n Duo Lonato — performs music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras on recorders and Baroque guitar for educational outreach programs. n Rob Thorsen — is a jazz bassist who performs with Steph Johnson, a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Both are award-winning San Diego musicians who perform nightly and tour with original music and jazz standards.

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The Jewels of San Diego stage Moulin Rouge Cabaret to support The Arc


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FROM ALFONSO, B6 But, before he gave me the photo, he held it up to his face and asked me if I thought there was a resemblance. Alfonso was pleased when I told him the resemblance was striking. My husband, among many others, thought Alfonso’s story about his past was convincing. Plus, he did look like King Alfonso XIII, don’t you think? If only I had known at the time that the couple Alfonso claimed were his parents were the eldest son of King Alfonso XIII, Alfonso de Borbón, and his wife Edelmira Sampedro. Later, when I read the interview José María Zavala had with Alfonso in November 2009, I was convinced that Alfonso knew only what the nuns told him and that the information was incorrect. I thought King Alfonso XIII might have been Alfonso’s real father since he was born in the same year as Leandro, 1929. Leandro was one of the many illegitimate children fathered by the “Bastard King.” Plus, I decided that Alfonso didn’t lose his fingers to frostbite like he told me, but he was born with a deformity, which led to his being put up for adoption. Alfonso did make the perfect orphan. Alfonso de Bourbon Case No. 12-104

Trying to get Alfonso’s story has not been easy. After interviewing two medical examiners, the public administrator, San Diego Crematorium, a lawyer, and The Salvation Army, the investigation is still not fully complete. The medical examiner told me the case was still open. She explained that there were three parts to a report: the investigation, the toxicology report, and the autopsy. She was not able to tell me which one was not yet completed. But, she said these cases take about 90 days and they would notify me via e-mail when all is said and done. I was in their system. When the medical examiner told me that Alfonso was not from royalty, the shock temporarily shook the grief I was feeling, and I smiled. It didn’t matter, prince or pauper, I loved Alfonso and there was nothing anybody could do about that now. Suddenly, I became the town crier and I ran to tell everyone the news. My second stop after Girard Gourmet was The Athenaeum. I arrived at the same time as a deliveryman. We stood and waited for Erika Torri. When I told her that Alfonso was not from royalty, we were speechless. We just stood there — in shock — staring at each other. Finally, the deliveryman, who overheard

our conversation, asked us if our lives.” But, like our we were talking about friend Ken Smith wrote, I’m Alfonso de Bourbon. We both not buying it. It’s Count Alstared at him in disbelief. fonso! This is what he told us: There were many people “There was a man who lived who refuse to believe the in La Jolla, I can’t remember medical examiner’s story. his name, but he died 10 They simply do not want to years ago. This man investibelieve that Alfonso was not gated Alfonso when he first who he claimed to be and came to town to see if he that his resemblance to King was indeed the real deal.” Alfonso XIII was more than Then, the deliveryman waved a coincidence. his hand in the air and in a The medical examiner nonchalant manner said, told me that they found a “I’ve known all along that first-cousin in Miami who Alfonso was NOT the real will work with the public deal.” Erika and I administrator’s were stunned. We office to handle all couldn’t move. of Alfonso’s “Don’t feel sorry affairs. According about breaking the to the cousin, news,” Erika wrote. they let Alfonso “For me, Alfonso go 50 years ago was always Alfonso, because of his the one who made eccentricity. La Jolla’s atmoLeon Shafferman Alfonso de Bourbon sphere and aura changed his name richer and more exciting. I to Alfonso de Bourbon in was never sure if he was re1968. Morris Shafferman, lated to royalty or not, and Alfonso’s father, was also an actually, it did not matter. eccentric who changed his He made more than one name to Patrick Stewart. day brighter for me and oth- Alfonso’s kinfolk came from ers with his demeanor and Egypt and he was born in flattering compliments.” the south of Switzerland. A reporter from El Mundo ••• called and asked me if I felt Missy, at San Diego conned that Alfonso had Crematorium, told me that misrepresented himself. “No,” on Feb. 21, 2009 Alfonso I said. “Alfonso had every prepaid to have himself right to change his name and cremated and his ashes sent pretend to be from Spanish adrift at sea. royalty. He never meant any I felt tormented when harm to anyone, and he Missy explained that everyadded color and mystery to thing was taking so long


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FROM ALFONSO, B16 heritage from Spain. The former lived in La Jolla and the latter operated his art emporium, Gallery de Poliolo, in Palm Springs.” — From “Palm Springs Life” by Allene Arthur. And I read about King Alfonso XIII and his eldest son, Alfonso de Borbón and his Cuban wife of four years, Edelmira Sampedro. One article in particular, written by Miami historian Antolín García Carbonell in February 2009, would make a dramatic impact, “Tragic Drama Under the Miami Moon.” My husband and I planned a trip to Florida long before Alfonso died. We were set to leave at the end of January, but due to circumstances we didn’t leave until the end of February. This turned out to be a good thing as Alfonso was in legal limbo and I wanted to know what was going to happen to him. On Feb. 28 we took the red-eye to Miami and landed at sunrise (3:29 a.m. our time). We headed south on the Dixie Highway 953 in our rented Nissan. I suggested we stop for breakfast in Coral Gables, I was curious to see this suburb of Miami. My husband said he was surprised at my behavior when we arrived. He said I became focused and driven. He said it threw him off, as he had no idea I wanted to

go to the cemetery mausoleum and look for Alfonso de Borbón’s crypt. He said that I took us right to the unmarked crypt, straight away, without hesitation. I was just as surprised as my husband. Who knew I had this information and my desire was so strong? I thought we were going to drive straight down to The Keys and enjoy a tropical vacation. We did that, but we also went to three libraries and two cemeteries to research Alfonso’s story. Unlike Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, there were no maps available at Graceland Memorial Park in Coral Gables, so I approached two workers. “Spanish royalty?” I asked. Shoulders shrugged, so I started to walk away when one of the workers, Guillot, stepped forward. He said he remembered something and took us into the mausoleum. There are two crypts on the left as you enter the mausoleum that don’t bear an inscription, one lies on top of the other. “This is what you’re looking for,” Guilott said, pointing to the bottom crypt. We all stood and stared at the blank cover while he changed his mind. “No,” he said. “It is the one on top of that, I can tell by the color of the marble.” So, we all stared at the one on top. As I stepped forward to take a closer look, I noticed

that one of thingamajigs that held the crypt closed was loose. I asked if the crypt could be opened. Guilott flipped out a tool, and much to our surprise, he opened the crypt! Imagine our shock and excitement when we read what was written on the inside of the marble cover: HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALFONSO DE BORBON Y BATTENBERG MAY 10 1907 SEPT 6, 1938 R.I.P Guiilott was just as excited as we were. He told us that he had worked at this cemetery for the last six years and had heard rumors, but he had never opened the crypt. And, he explained that the bottom crypt bore no inscription because it was used for the cremated remains of those who were abandoned. I’ll let Miami’s historian Antolín García Carbonell tell the story of why the crypt that belongs to the man Alfonso claimed to be his father, Alfonso de Borbón, was empty, since it was his riveting article that brought us there: “During the 1950s, three of Don Alfonso’s siblings visited his grave during Miami stops while visiting the U.S. and Cuba ... n To be continued: The conclusion of this story will appear May 17 in La Jolla Light and

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Three months until Jewel Ball presents Passeggiata! By Susan DeMaggio Preparations are mid-way for the 66th annual Jewel Ball “Passeggiata!’ set for Aug. 4 at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. The gala, hosted by Las Patronas, is a fundraiser for its renowned grant program, which this year alone has awarded $630,000 to a variety of San Diego agencies that serve the community — especially those working with people in need. Elaine Murphy is the 2012 Jewel Ball chair, getting assistance from co-chairs Cathy Carroll and Erin Wyler. Melinda Mahony heads up the design committee. Heralding from an Italian background, Murphy said her love for all things Italian inspired this year’s theme. She promises gala guests romance, music, great food and fun — presented in stylish surroundings. At an April 25 media breakfast to showcase 2012 ball preparations, Las Patronas Vice President Pat Marsch announced the beneficiaries of the spring grants cycle. These included Birthline, Boy Scouts of America, Chicano Federation, Community Resource Center, Connor’s Cause for Children, Cygnet Theatre Company, Girls Scouts San Diego, Hospice North Coast, International Rescue Committee, Mainly Mozart, Muirlands Middle Schoool, Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Natural History Museum, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Elizabeth Hospice. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit

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Student to join ranks at West Point summer program

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Dylan Walsh, a junior at La Jolla High School, will join 1,000 other students from across America at West Point’s week-long Summer Leaders Seminar in June. Each student will live in cadet barracks and participate in leadership, academic, and military workshops. The seminar is meant to

teach students leadership and help them with decisionmaking skills in both life and their careers. Students will participate in virtual-reality war simulations and military/ physical fitness training. Following Walsh’s week at West Point, he will participate in the Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

Athenaeum presents student work show For the 10th year, the Athenaeum will host an exhibition of artwork by scholarship winners of the San Diego State University School of Art, Design and Art History. The opening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. A short ceremony in the Rotunda will salute the winners. The work will remain on exhibit through June 16. The SDSU Art Council selects students from the upper division of the

undergraduate or graduate programs. Each of the award winners receives the opportunity to present their artwork or thesis paper in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery. The Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information, call (858) 454-5872 or visit

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Parker summer program has something for everyone

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For the past 100 years, inspiring excellence has defined the fall/winter/spring terms at Francis Parker School. Inspiring excellence is also integral to the Francis Parker School Summer Program - now in its 53rd year. From junior kindergarten through grade 12, Parker’s Summer Program offers an array of learning opportunities in the classroom and beyond. The focus remains on enrichment and advancement, keeping the student’s brain in the fast lane during the summer months, while also leaving room for fun. With more than 100 offerings, including 23 new courses and the 2nd Annual Anthology Summer Jazz Workshop, there is something for every student. For more information, call (858) 569-7900 or visit www.francisparker. org/summer.

There has never been a better time to attend The Watersports Camp! Our YMCA sponsored camp offers several exciting options to choose from including wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, marine science and new this year-stand up paddling. Weekly summer camp sessions start June 11. Full-day and half-day camp options are available. Online registration has never been easier! Visit or call (858) 539-2003 for more information or to register.

San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club Angel Lopez Tennis Academy at San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club runs one of the most successful tennis camps in Southern California. The camps are under the direction of USPTA Master Professional Angel Lopez, who is

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La Jolla Youth Soccer Camp — join the fun La Jolla Soccer camp is just around the corner. Join us for 5 weeks of learning and fun! Our camp is run by our professional coaching staff at La Jolla Impact and guest coaching appearances by the UCSD Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams! Learn a new skill every day and more importantly leave with a newfound love for the game! Whether you are an experienced player or new to the game, we can offer a great week of soccer! Sign up now and we will see you on the field! Contact (858) 677-9779 or for more information.

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La Jolla High among schools earning US News and World Report ranking Ten San Diego Unified high schools and one charter are ranked on the list of America’s best high schools, released May 8 by US News and World Report magazine. The schools are all ranked in the top 1,800 of the 22,000 high schools in the nation, according to the magazine. Charter Preuss School UCSD ranked eighth in California and 44th in the nation, followed by La Jolla High at number 34 in the state, 167 nationally. Others ranking (state/federal) were University City High, 66/371; Patrick Henry, 68/383; Scripps Ranch, 69/390; Mira Mesa, 123/658; the School of International Stud-


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several factors, including performance on state tests and their students’ college readiness. “Congratulations to our students, teachers and staff members at these and all of our schools,” said Superintendent Bill Kowba. “We thank US News for this recognition. Having a diploma from an awardwinning school can only help our students

as they work to get to college.” Preuss, La Jolla, University City, Patrick Henry and Scripps Ranch all received Gold rankings from the magazine, which signifies the top 500 schools in the nation. The magazine’s study projects that students at these schools have the highest college readiness. Silver honors went to Mira Mesa, San Diego High International Studies, Point Loma, Serra, SCPA and Kearny SCT received silver ranking.

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LEGAL NOTICES Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011345 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Rush Indoor Cycling Studio Located at: 5628 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was: 1/28/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: The Rush Indoor Cycling Studio, 5628 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. Corporation or LLCState of Incorporation/Organization: LLC-California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/24/2012. Timothy Suski. LJ1109, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010692 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Be Wise b. Be Wise Ranch Located at: 20205 San Pasqual Road, Escondido, CA., 92025, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: Jan. 19, 2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Be Wise Ranch, Inc., c/o Robert Blanchard, 800 Silverado St., 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA., 92037. State of Incorporation/Organization: California Corporation. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/17/2012. William G. Brammer III, LJ1108, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010423 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ivanhoe Law Group Located at: 7938 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 04/01/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Brendan Ozanne, 7938 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/13/2012. Brendan Ozanne. LJ1107, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1350 Front St., Room 5056, San Diego, CA., 92101 (619) 525-4064 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: April 23, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: Trailer LLC The The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8030 Girard Ave & 1043 Coast Blvd S., La Jolla, CA., 92037. Type of license(s) applied for: 41 On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place LJ1106, May 10, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011733 Fictitious Business Name(s): Tank Goodness San Diego, LLC Located at: 3567 Del Rey St., San Diego, CA., 92109, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mercy Ray, 5444 Olive St., Unit A, San Diego, CA., 92105. Corporation or LLC: Tank Goodness San Diego LLC. This statement was

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009794 Fictitious Business Name(s): Cody’s La Jolla Located at: 8030 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1140 Wall St., P.O. Box 1717, La Jolla, CA., 92038. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: The Trailer LLC., 7434 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/09/2012. Adam Stearns. LJ1104 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011046 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Tongue and Thumb Therapy b. Tongue and Thumb Therapy, Orofacial Myologist c. Thumbsucking Tongue Thrust

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Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/26/2012. J G Coghlan. LJ1101, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010787 Fictitious Business Name(s): Light Force Vessels Located at: 9135 Judicial Dr., #3235, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 9135 Judicial Dr., #3235, San Diego, CA., 92122. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 4/18/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Alexander James Chacona, 9135 Judicial Dr., #3235, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/18/2012. Alexander James Chacona. LJ1100. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011609 Fictitious Business Name(s): Metzger Testing and Inspection Located at: 623 Genter Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 3/4/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Douglas Metzger, 623 Genter Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/25/2012. Douglas Metzger. LJ1099, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011051 Fictitious Business Name(s): SAMKO Located at: 4505 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA., 92117, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5685 Soledad Mt. Rd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The first day of business was: 04/19/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Sam Y. Kazanchi, 5685 Soledad Mt. Rd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. #2. Wendy Y. Kazanchi, 5685 Soledad Mt. Rd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/19/2012. Sam Y. Kazanchi, LJ1098, Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0003460 Title Order No. 12-0006113 APN No. 351261-02-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JONATHAN DAVID ROSEMAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/29/2006 and recorded 4/5/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0235280, in Book , Page 12032, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, will sell on 05/21/2012 at 10:00AM, On the grounds of the Scottish Rite Event Center, located at 1895 Camino

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Del Rio South, San Diego, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6933 NEPTUNE PLACE, LA JOLLA, CA, 92037. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $4,339,502.75. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on 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 specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. 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 a 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 office 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 lender may hold more than one mortgage or 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, beneficiary, 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco. com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0003460. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to

verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.157218 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2012. LJ1097 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008190 Fictitious Business Name(s): Located at: 10734 Kenney Street, Suite C, Santee, CA., 92071, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 10734 Kenney Street, Suite C, Santee, CA., 92071. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The first day of business was: 08/15/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Mark McKenna Little, 7660 Fay Avenue, H111, La Jolla, CA., 92037. #2. Jame Martyn, 7660 Fay Avenue, H111, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/23/2012. Mark McKenna Little. LJ1096, Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011497 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Bird Rock Arts b. Artwedeliver Located at: 5785 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5785 La Jolla Blvd., Suite B, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Maria Parenteau, 1370 Reed Av., #B, San Diego, CA., 92109. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/25/2012. Maria Parenteau, LJ1102, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010647 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sacred Transformations School of Energetic Healing Arts Located at: 7460 Girard Ave., Suite 14, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4168 Meade Ave., San Diego, CA., 92116. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was: 1/10/09. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sacred Transformations Reiki, LLC., 4168 Meade Ave., San Diego, CA., 92116. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/17/2012. Sara Burns. LJ1095, Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008700 Fictitious Business Name(s):

Brookside Craft Located at: 5490 La Jolla Blvd., Unit K102, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5490 La Jolla Blvd., Unit K102, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Katherine Olson Laughridge, 5490 La Jolla Blvd., Unit K102, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/28/2012. Katherine O. Laughridge. LJ1094, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008534 Fictitious Business Name(s): Factoryhaus Located at: 209 1/2 Upas Street, San Diego, CA., 92103, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 124978, San Diego, CA., 92112. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 03/19/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sebastian Seimer, 209 1/2 Upas Street, San Diego, CA., 92103. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/27/2012. Sebastian Seimer. LJ1093, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00095327-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Mailing Address: 330 West Broadway. PETITION OF: Joan Evelyn Bish for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Joan Evelyn Bish filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Joan Evelyn Bish to Proposed Name Joan Evelyn Bowes. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: May. 29, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light Newspaper. Date: April 12, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court LJ1092, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012

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Farm-to-Table Mabel If mom’s an organic fanatic, visit a farmers market or fresh fruit stand and prepare a frittata with organic eggs, goat cheese and veggies of her choice — fresh spinach, asparagus, roasted peppers, wild mushrooms. Top it off with bananawalnut muffins, or highfiber, whole grain breads, an assortment of berries drizzled with a honey yoghurt dressing, and wash it down nicely with a mango-tango smoothie, glass of crisp pomegranate juice or cup of green tea with coconut milk. New York State of Mom For East Coast transplants, you can do a traditional bountiful display of assorted smoked fish, fruit or cheese blintzes or Danish, and, of course, bagels and lox with a variety of “shmears.” For something fun and easy the kids can whip up a breakfast pizza topped with cream cheese, strips of smoked salmon, thinly sliced red

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Pomegranate Mimosa Cocktail Here’s my Mom’s Day contribution — a healthful, antioxidant (and gluten-free) twist on the traditional mimosa. Serves 1. Bottoms up! n Ingredients • Chilled Champagne or sparkling wine • Freshly squeezed blood orange juice • Pomegranate juice n Directions Fill 1/3 of a chilled Champagne flute with the orange juice. Add a few splashes of pomegranate juice then top off with bubbly. Cheers! Salud! Proost! Le Chaim! onion, heirloom tomatoes and capers. Serve with a pot of “hawt cawfee.” Lightweight Even if mom doesn’t do brekkie, whip up something light and lively. Try a flakey almond or chocolate croissant — slice of Persian, Casaba or other exotic, seasonal melon — and a cup of breakfast tea with honey and lemon. Carb Queen These moms really enjoy a hearty breakfast, throwing caution and calories to the wind. There are more amalgams of French toast combinations than the Super Lotto — stuffed with mascarpone cheese, almond butter and jelly, chocolate hazelnut spread or bananas and cream cheese. Or try crème brulé French toast, dipped in a toasted coconut almond crust or smothered in drunken berries with liqueur of your choice. Do eggs any style with a side of rosemary fingerling potatoes, hash browns a–gogo, sweet potato fries or potato latkes (pancakes) with fresh, chunky applesauce. Pancakes can be flavored ala blueberries, banana nut, Granny Smith apples with cinnamon, or dark chocolate. Gluten-Free Gal If mom suffers from gluten gut, a sensitivity or intolerance to the sticky protein found in wheat, rye, barley and “contaminated”

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LA JOLLA HOMES BUILDING PERMITS — April 30-May 6 The following permit applications were submitted to the City’s Development Services Office, April 30-May 6 n 2323 Calle Del Oro. Second floor addition to single story unit. $16,044. n 5921 La Jolla Mesa Dr. Addition on eastside, remodel residence, add two decks. $416,000. n 1270 Prospect St. Revise layout for all three levels, additional rooftop dining area, com-

plete unfinished inspection. $639,590. n 7544 Girard Ave. Improvements to pharmacy at Vons grocery store. $51,100. n 9834 Genesee Ave. Improvements to medical office. $350,000. n 4350 La Jolla Village Drive. Tenant improvements to existing office. $30,240. n 7456 Girard Ave. Work on existing retail use. $39,200. n 4399 Hermosa Way. New detached garage. $10,457. n 4545 La Jolla Village Drive. New family restroom next to Macy’s building. $109,131. n 8956 La Jolla Scenic Dr. N. Permit for second-story master bedroom, and bath and deck ad-

dition, plus interior kitchen and dining area remodel. No valuation listed. n 6420 Avenida Manana. Extensive remodel and room addition to two-story residence. No

valuation listed. n 4747 Executive Drive. Unit 10. Interior tenant improvements. $77,210. n 939 Coast Blvd. Unit 15 B&C. Three window replacements. $8,000.

California March home sales up nearly three percent An estimated 37,481 new and resale houses and condos were sold statewide in March, up 26.5 percent from 29,630 in February, and up 2.9 percent from 36,417 for March 2011. A jump in sales from February to March is normal for the season. Last month’s sales were the strongest for the month of March since 39,811 homes were sold in 2007. On a year-over-year basis, sales have increased the past eight

months. California sales for the month of March have varied from a low of 24,565 in 2008 to a high of 68,848 in 2005, while the average is 43,883. DataQuick’s statistics go back to 1988. The median price paid for a home last month was $251,000, up 5.0 percent from $239,000 in February, and up 0.8 percent from $249,000 for March a year ago. The year-over-year increase was the first since September 2010. — Dataquick

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REAL ESTATE Broker says default not the best option for distressed homeowners For homeowners in danger of losing their houses, walking away might seem like an attractive solution. “Many distressed homeowners in San Diego County have been getting bad advice when it comes to strategic default,” said Ed Prehoden, Broker at Prudential California Realty in the La Jolla office. He and associate Shawna Allan also manage Short Sale Express Pros and have conducted hundreds of short sales. “It has become fashionable for some so-called experts to recommend defaulting on your mortgage as a method of dealing with pending foreclosure, but this is actually one of the worst options imaginable,” Allan added. Strategic Default is a method that some homeowners who are in danger of losing their home to foreclosure choose to take. Rather than spending more money trying to save the home, they simply let the bank foreclose, take the credit hit and then walk

away. “It is unfortunate,” said Allan, “because there are so many better options available to homeowners under the threat of foreclosure than this.” While Strategic Default may provide immediate relief to the overwhelming feeling that the threat of foreclosure brings, it can have devastating effects on a homeowner’s future ability to find affordable housing. As a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Prehoden said he makes it a point to find the best possible options not just for the present, but for the future as well. “There are options for homeowners in San Diego County that can have a much lighter effect on a their credit while also allowing them to walk away from an oppressive mortgage.” Allan has developed a free report, “Escape your Unmanageable Mortgage,” accessible from the website, For more information about the CDPE designation, visit

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Gallery Properties honors top agents OPEN HOMES


Gallery Properties honored its top real estate sales agents for 2011 in its first Top Producers Breakfast Banquet at Hennessey’s Restaurant in La Jolla in March. “We are very proud of all of our agents. Each and every one of them is such an asset to our company,” said Claudette Berwin, owner/broker of

Pacific Sotheby’s International realtor earns five-star rating Brett Dickinson of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was recently named a Five-Star Professional. Each year, Five-Star Professional partners with San Diego Magazine to conduct research to identify a select group of real estate agents who are exceptional in both their ability and commitment to overall satisfaction in their profession. All real estate agents who completed at least one transaction of $150,000 or more in 2011 and who are currently good standing members of the California Real Estate Association are eligible. Fewer than three percent of the 21,900 San Diego-area realtors are selected to receive the distinction. There are nine criteria: excellence in customer service, communication, identification of “right” home, integrity, negotiation skills, marketing, market knowledge, deal close preparation and overall satisfaction.

Gallery Properties. “During a very challenging real estate market, we are honored to congratulate our top four sales producers for the past year.” Long-time Realtor Charles Stephens won top honors, followed by Claudette Berwin, Kathy Greenwood and Sally Fuller.



Asking Price $316,000 Beautifully decorated 4BR overlooking San Vicente Golf Course in San Diego Country Estates, formal LR & DR, FR, Crown moldings, stained glass features, wet bar, private back patios. MLS#120006315

$655,000 2BR/2BA

7575 Eads Avenue #305 The Daniels Group

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 858-232-2985

$695,000 1BR/1BA

8005 Ocean Ln Natalie Harris

La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Coldwell Banker 858-926-9343

$699,000-$775,000 3BR/3BA

366 Forward St. E Claudette Berwin

La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gallery Properties 858-361-7448

$800,000-$880,000 3BR/1BA

5722 Waverly Avenue David Schroedl

La Jolla Pacific Sotheby's

$1,050,000 2BR/2BA

333 Coast Blvd # 16 Natasha Alexander

La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-336-9051

$1,050,000 2BR/2BA

333 Coast Blvd # 16 Charles Schevker

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-449-8250

$1,124,000 4BR/4BA

6055 Hillpointe Row Gary Miller

La Jolla Coldwell Banker

$1,195,000 3BR/2.5BA

553 Bonair Place Karla Stuart

La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-981-3574

$1,449,000 4BR/2BA

6467 Avenida Manana Eugenia Garcia/ Kate Adams

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-987-48511

$1,449,000 4BR/2BA

6467 Avenida Manana Patrick Belhon/ Kate Adams

La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-866-7550

$1,625,000 3BR/3BA

220 Coast Blvd 1G Greg Noonan

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-551-3302

$1,655,000 3BR/2.5BA

1341 Caminito Arriata Maria Valencia

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-888-8947

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

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 858-361-5028

$1,700,000-$2,100,000 7020 Via Estrada 5BR/4BA David Schroedl

La Jolla Pacific Sotheby's

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

$1,970,000 3BR/4BA

1831 Amalfi St, Maxine and Marti Gellens

La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-551-6630

$2,550,000 3BR/3.5BA

6357 Via Maria The Daniels Group

La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.

$2,595,000 4BR/4BA

6209 Beaumont Avenue David Mora

La Jolla Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-994-2438

$4,995,000 4BR/3BA

6933 Neptune Pl Ozstar De Jourday

La Jolla Thu-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Coldwell Banker 619-248-7827

$6,975,000 4BR/6BA

5410 Calumet Ave. Maxine and Marti Gellens

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04/01/11 - 03/31/12


VIEWS IN MOUNT LA JOLLA This two story masterpiece boasts 7,383 square feet, 5BR/8BA, gourmet kitchen, library, art deco media room, and the finest appointments. $699,000




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AWESOME NORTH SHORE VIEW Expect the unexpected-a beautiful bay and ocean white water and night light view from many rooms of this Mt La Jolla home on quiet cul-de-sac. $7,975,000


Total Sales


Willis Allen Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential

Middleton & Associates









$190,933,000 $137,044,000

Re/MAX Pacific Sothebys Coastal Properties Int’l Realty

* This data was downloaded from Trendgraphix from a query of total sales, both sides, and a close of escrow between 4/1/11 and 3/31/12. Neither the associations nor MLS nor Trendgraphix’s guarantee or are in any way responsible for their accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all the real estate activities in the market. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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A single level home sets amidst natural foliage on a hill with partial hardwood and terra cotta flooring , massive living room, dining room, and a balcony. $945,000

* This data was downloaded from Trendgraphix from a query of total sales, both sides, and a close of escrow between 4/1/11 and 3/31/12. Neither the associations nor MLS nor Trendgraphix’s guarantee or are in any way responsible for their accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all the real estate activities in the market. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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