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DM, SB to challenge fairgrounds master plan Cities entering ‘joint representative agreement’ BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD Staff Writer Del Mar and Solana Beach are collaborating to bring legal action challenging the Del Mar Fairgrounds

McClain lawsuit against school district moves forward BY MARSHA SUTTON STAFF WRITER The case of former Del Mar Union School District superintendent Sharon McClain, who was hired in September 2008 and released March 31, 2010, vs. the DMUSD is moving along, with a hearing heard May 6 and one coming up May 20. The hearing on May 20, filed by McClain’s attorney, Los Angeles-based Dale Gronemeier, is a summary adjudication to ask the court to rule on the issue of termination notice. “It seeks to determine that Dr. McClain was not given proper notice of the termination meeting on March 31, 2010,” Gronemeier said. “The basic fact is she was given notice of that meeting on March 29. The contract in our view requires that she be notified at least 30 days in advance.” Calling it a “no downside motion” other than the $750 filing fee, Gronemeier said, “If See LAWSUIT, page 6

master plan, which outlines a major redevelopment of the state-owned property. Del Mar City Attorney Leslie Devaney made the announcement during the May 9 Del Mar City Council meeting after emerging from a closed-door session, stating that the two cities will enter a “joint representation agreement” to move

forward with litigation against the master plan. Because the item was part of closed-door session agenda, the council did not publicly discuss the topic. Last month the 22nd District Agricultural Association (22nd DAA) board, which governs the stateowned property, certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

for the 2008 Master Plan, which includes replacing the 50-year-old exhibit halls, widening the turf track, and adding a health club, a parking facility and an electronic reader board sign. The FEIR spurred strong outcry from Solana Beach, Del Mar and other area residents, as well as elected officials who claimed it failed to

adequately analyze impacts from traffic, noise, lighting and pollution. After certifying its FEIR, the 22nd DAA filed with the county clerk’s office. That began a 30-day period during which the FEIR could be challenged through legal action, which it now appears Del Mar and Solana Beach are teaming up to do.

DM, SB may be part of Senate bill

Solana Pacific’s Amazing Quest

Legislation would give cities more control over fairgrounds

Teams kick off the annual Amazing Quest at Solana Pacific Elementary School in Carmel Valley. The event was held May 6. For more, see page B14. PHOTO: DANIEL DREIFUSS

BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer Del Mar and Solana Beach may be added to a Senate bill that could potentially give the cities more control over the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The bill, Senate Bill 249 (SB 249), was introduced by Senator Leleand Yee, D-San Francisco, with the intention of providing more local control over Cow Palace, a state-owned agricultural facility that is home to the

Grand National Rodeo and many other events throughout the year. Recently there have been drug-related deaths, injuries and arrests during concerts at Cow Palace, prompting concern from residents in neighboring Daley City and San Francisco. Cow Place is run by the 1-A District Agricultural Association (1-A DAA) board, which includes nine members who are all appointed See BILL, page 6

DM Schools Education Foundation calls fundraising effort a success BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer In its final fundraising push, the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation was able to raise $200,000 in the month of April alone, bringing its total raised to nearly $1.3 million for the Del Mar

Union School District. With those monies, the foundation will be able to fund 13 full -time Extended Studies Curriculum (ESC) teachers for the next school year, 20112012, in the subjects of science, technology, art, music and PE, according to Drew Isaacman, foun-

dation president. Those funded 13 teachers match what the foundation was able to provide in the current school year. “The community really pulled together, it’s incredible,” said Isaacman. “We can’t say

enough about the involvement of the community as a whole, raising this much money every year. It’s an amazing accomplishment and we look forward to maintaining this level of education for our chilSee SCHOOLS, page 6


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TPHS Key Canyon Crest junior to compete at Club wins U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad sidewalk art contest The Torrey Pines High School Key Club took first place in the sidewalk art contest at the San Diego County Kiwanis Miracle Mile of Quarters fund drive at Children’s Hospital. The contest required students to create artwork using only quarters and included key clubs from most high schools in San Diego County. The student participants included Jill Wong, Joey Nievera,Tammy Truong, Taichi Koga, Emily Chu, Jessica Lee, Danielle Li, Bethany Yeap, Tiffany Lan and Kristine Chien. — Submitted by Chuck Phillips

BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer After a stellar showing at last month’s state Science Olympiad, Canyon Crest Academy junior Raymond Wu has qualified as one of 20 students nationwide for the American Chemical Society’s U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad. Raymond has won the opportunity to attend the Chemistry Olympiad Camp held May 31-June 15 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a chance to be selected for the International Chemistry Olympiad held in Ankara, Turkey. According to ACS, those attending the study camp represent the “nation’s brightest high school students.” From the 20 at the camp, six will be selected to represent the U.S. in Turkey. Raymond, 16, has always shown an interest in science, competing in the Science Olympiad starting in seventh grade at Carmel Valley Middle School. He was a student coordinator for his team this year,

Canyon Crest Academy junior Raymond Wu will attend the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Olympiad Camp in Colorado. place in astronomy and first organizing students into place in chemistry. He also their events and finding placed second in technical coaches for each event. problem solving. “A lot of work goes into At the state level, Rayit, but it’s mostly fun,” Raymond won second in astronmond said. “You get to conomy. nect with a lot of students “It was a pretty good feeland you also learn new ing,” said Raymond. “We got things because there’s new a really big first place trophy topics every year.” for regionals, a smaller one for At last month’s San Diour sixth place finish in state.” ego regional Science OlympiIn addition to his acad, Raymond earned two of complishments in the field the team’s first place medals of science, Raymond also in individual event competiplays on the Canyon Crest tions en route to the school’s tennis team and plays piano. first place victory. Raymond won first

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Research Report : Temperature shifts prime immune response

Top cookie sellers honored Girl Scouts of San Diego - Imperial Council congratulates Carmel Valley Girl Scout Troop 1520 as a top seller of Operation Thin Mint cookies. The troop was honored at a VIP reception aboard the USS Midway on May 7 at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Operation Thin Mint. The girls voted to use their troop profits to purchase additional boxes of OTM cookies and sold over 1,000 OTM boxes. Girl Scouts of San Diego-Imperial Council have sent over 2.5 million boxes of cookies and notes of appreciation to military serving overseas. Returning military were at the event to describe how receiving the cookies and notes brings so much meaning to them, “A taste of home and note to show we care.” Troop members include (in photo above) Caroline Sanborn, Alexandra Wahr, Julia Little, Erica Jansen, Kyra Knox, Gaby Harrison and Emily Wang (not pictured). In addition, Caroline Sanborn (in photo above right) was recognized for her sixth year in a row as a Top Seller of Girl Scout Cookies. This year she sold 2,463 boxes of cookies for a grand total of 14,985 boxes and was rewarded with a helicopter ride that took off from the deck of the USS Midway. The troop would like to thank the community for its support and enthusiasm for this program. The cookie program is a major fundraiser for local troops and the local council, as well as a multi-faceted program to learn business, marketing and service skills for the girls. For information on Girl Scouts, please visit

BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN CONTRIBUTOR Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have found a temperature-sensing protein within immune cells that, when tripped, allows calcium to pour in and activate an immune response. This process can occur as temperature rises, such as during a fever, or when it falls — such as when immune cells are “called” from the body’s warm interior to a site of injury on cooler skin. The study is the first to find such a sensor in immune cells. The protein, thought to be important in immune function, has now been revealed as a temperature sensor. Findings appear in Nature Chemical Biology. News release at Biofuels research gets a boost The California Energy Commission has awarded $2 million to UCSD for research on the use of a variety of new kinds of biofuels to supplement or replace petroleum-based transportation fuels. UCSD is one of the nation’s leaders in developing technologies to turn algae into biofuels. The award is just the latest in a string of multi-million awards secured by the university for algal biofuels research. To accelerate the pace of biofuels development researchers will — for the first time — apply some of the automated genetic screening techniques used by the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry for drug development to finding strains of algae and other plants with traits that can eventually make economically-competitive biofuels More information at Watching West Coast sea levels Sea level has been steady on the West Coast of North America the past three decades, but there is evidence that a change in wind patterns may be occurring that could cause coastal sea-level rise to accelerate, according to researchers at Scripps Institution of OceanSee IMMUNE, page 18

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BILL continued from page 1 by the governor — the same as the Del Mar fairgrounds, which is run by the 22nd DAA board. However, SB 249 would allow the mayors of Daly City and San Francisco to each appoint two members to the Cow Palace board, thereby giving these communities more local control. Del Mar City Councilman Carl Hilliard would like to see Del Mar and Solana Beach have the same amount of power when it comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Therefore, he, with approval from Del Mar City Council, plans to approach the authors of SB 249 and ask that Del Mar and Solana Beach be added. During the May 9 city council meeting, Hilliard said adding Del Mar and Solana Beach to SB 249 made sense because the two scenarios surrounding Cow Palace and the Del Mar Fairgrounds are so similar. “In a statement about the bill Senator Yee said: ‘the lack of representation on the Cow Palace board has resulted in decisions, especially regarding issues of public safety, that do not reflect the wishes and needs of the community.’ Sound familiar?” A potential roadblock for SB 249 is the fact that the governor may not be

keen on giving up any appointments to these state boards. Because of that, Hilliard said he has helped to draft an alternative option, which is to amend the law so that it clearly spells out the jurisdiction Del Mar has when it comes to regulating activities on the fairgrounds that are “outside of the [District Agricultural Association’s] core mission, and are competitive with private enterprise in the commercial market.” SB 249 and the proposed alternative amendment are both in addition to Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), which would authorize Del Mar to buy the fairgrounds from the state. SB 1 was introduced in December, but it has now become a two-year bill, meaning it’s on hold until at least next year. SB1, like many bills, has been delayed because the senate and assembly are dealing with the state’s budget crisis. “This is kind of our Plan B,” Del Mar City Councilman Mark Filanc said of the SB 249 and the proposed alternative amendment. “If this gives us at least some jurisdiction over the other events that are not keeping within the [DAA’s] original mission, that certainly goes a long way to helping us. “It doesn’t do everything we want, but it does quite a bit of what we want.”

LAWSUIT continued from page 1 you lose, it doesn’t mean anything except that there may be factual disputes and you have to go to trial on it.” If the judge rules in McClain’s favor, he said it means that “it is determined that they didn’t give the proper notice.” But Ryan Church, an attorney with the law firm of Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz, disagreed. “In her motion, she’s saying that the district had a contractual obligation to give notice, and they did not give notice,” said Church, who is working with the school district’s legal counsel Daniel Shinoff on the case. “The court cannot rule on whether or not the district did or did not give the proper notice because that’s a jury decision.” The school district’s attorneys are opposing the motion and are making a distinction on what the judge can and cannot decide. Church said the court can only decide whether or not that obligation exists, and cannot determine whether or not the district breached any contractual obligation. “Our position is that the plaintiff is asking the court to do something they cannot do. That’s an issue for the jury to decide,” Church said. “Our position is the court can only determine whether or not a duty exists.” A hearing held May 6 ruled on a motion for judgment filed by the district’s attorneys that attacked four different causes

of action. “The judge agreed with us on one of them, and the other three will remain intact,” Church said. Both attorneys said many of these motions are minor. “Pleading disputes aren’t very interesting,” Gronemeier said. A motion with larger implications will be heard by the court July 8, which was filed after Gronemeier subpoenaed former DMUSD school board member Steven McDowell for a deposition. “We filed a motion to quash that subpoena,” said Church, explaining that the deliberative process privilege prevents public board members from being deposed and bars judicial inquiry into the motives of public officials. “You’re not supposed to be able to take board members’ depositions,” he said. “That’s been a law for quite some time. The voters can question their decisions, but the court shouldn’t be able to go in there and question their decisions.” “They filed a motion to quash the subpoena on the grounds that you cannot require the testimony of any board member,” Gronemeier said. “But the only people who know anything about this case on the district’s side are board members.” Gronemeier said the district’s attorneys don’t want McDowell to testify, and he expects they’ll take that same position with the other board members. “What they’re saying is [that] we cannot take any discovery because the only people that know anything about all the disputed events in the lawsuit are

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board members,” Gronemeier said. “They have blocked, temporarily at least, our ability to get any information essentially, and we’re heading to court resolution on that.” “When you represent public entities, you will occasionally run into a situation where someone will try to depose a board member, and this is a common motion you file to prevent that from happening,” Church said. When asked why McDowell was subpoenaed to testify, of the five board members, Gronemeier said, “It was a tactical decision that he was the best place to start.” Gronemeier said he also had four motions to compel discovery that haven’t been filed yet, for July 15. More motions and hearings are expected by both sides, in preparation for the full trial which has been set for Nov. 4.

Local residents invite community to help victims of Japan earthquake at Junior Round Robin Tennis Tournament Fundraiser June 5 In honor of their friends Masaaki & Keiko Kimura of Japan, the Schmid family, together with Andy Volkert, from Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, and Jim Ault, from Pacific Athletic Club, ask for your participation to help raise money for the victims of Japan at a Junior Round Robin Tennis Tournament Fundraiser for Japan on June 5 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. EVENTS: Girls Singles & Boys Singles (limited to 32 players - divided by age/ability); SCHEDULE OF PLAY: Round Robin – 8 Games/No ad scoring w/playoff; 1 – 3 p.m. (younger players); 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (older players) ENTRIES AND FEES: $40 per player (cash or check) or a larger donation – 100 percent of money to Japan! Entry fee includes: tennis balls, court time, drinks, snacks, trophies and a raffle! Phone or email entries (name, age & ability) to: Laurie Schmid, (858) 794-4622 or RAFFLE: Each registered player will receive one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased. (Raffle items include: Tecnifibre racket, Technifibre bag, private lessons, and more). If you have questions or would just like to make a donation, please contact Laurie or Austin Schmid at (858) 794-4622.

CV resident graduates from Azusa Pacific University Carmel Valley resident Kathrinne Joy Hewett will graduate from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor of arts in liberal studies on Sat., May 7, and join more than 1,300 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 53 undergraduate majors, 37 master’s degrees, 21 credentials, seven doctoral programs, and five certificates, the university offers its more than 9,200 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional centers throughout Southern California. Visit com/azusapacificnow

SCHOOLS continued from page 1 school families participated this year and said parents should be proud of their generosity in these hard times. The foundation raised about the same amount as last year, but kept their expenses slightly lower`, Isaacman said. Their initial fund100% volunteer agency raising goal was $2 milJune 18th, 2011 lion. The district will fund With 5th Generation French Pastry Chef Yves Fournier $65 Per Person the rest of the ESC program, in the past the disLunch is served from 12pm-1pm trict’s funding has been Pastry class held from 1:00pm-3:00pm about equal to the numRSVP: bers the foundation supports. Act Now, Space is Limited to 20 Guests

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Open House is May 19 An Advanced Math Open House at Torrey Pines High School on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Torrey Pines High School gym. Come enjoy a showcase of advanced math courses at TPHS including Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and Advanced Topics in Mathematics II. Students from Abby Brown’s math classes will present projects to represent their knowledge in various math topics. Students will display their projects incorporating extensive use of mathematical programming technology as well as applied mathematics in calculus and linear algebra.

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Grounding in ‘real world’ experiences of the poor provided insights for ‘superstar’ economist BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor In the field of international economics, UC San Diego professor Gordon Hanson, son of medical missionary parents, is regarded as a superstar — and one of the most productive and highly cited economists in the United States. Interestingly and significantly, when he was 21, after earning his undergraduate degree, he postponed going to graduate school until he had spent a year working among the poor in Peru and Honduras. “Before I went off to graduate school in economics, which is very mathematical and very abstract,” he said, “I wanted to have grounding in the real world experiences of people whose problems I wanted to study so I wouldn’t just get lost in the math.” Hanson was recently honored at UCSD with a Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award for his work in international economics and cited “as one of his generation’s pioneers who have combined original ways of investigating problems empirically with astute innovations in theorizing.” Hanson, a local resident, is the director of UCSD’s Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies. He is considered an authority on international trade and migration, economic development and foreign in-

vestment, and applying economic analysis to understanding the social implications of timely issues. We interviewed the 46-year-old Hanson in his office on the La Jolla campus of UCSD. Casually dressed on his day-off in

jeans and a sport shirt, he is 5-foot-10, 165 pounds and keeps in shape surfing and paddle boarding. He is the youngest of three brothers. Both of his parents were physicians. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., while his parents were on medical furlough from 10 years of service as medical missionaries in northern Thailand. He accompanied his family back to Thailand for another six years before his parents returned to California in 1970 to enter private practice. “They needed to put the kids through college,” he said. Hanson attended Occidental College in Los Angeles where he earned his A.B. degree in economics, summa cum laude, in 1986. He applied for and was granted a Watson Fellowship. “It’s a wonderful fellowship given to graduates from liberal arts colleges that allows you to propose a project to learn unusual things about the world we live in…So I spent a year divided between Peru and Honduras working in urban shantytowns.” Later, while attending graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he spent another year in Mexico working on his dissertation. He completed his doctorate from MIT in 1992.

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Local psychologist releases new parenting book BY DIANE Y. WELCH Staff Writer Dr. Keith Kanner, clinical psychologist and a contributor to this newspaper group, has just released a book titled “Your Family Matters” (through “Love Your Life Publishing”). Subtitled, “Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas,” the book aims to direct parents to address the most common issues with their children, from infancy through age 18. “The book highlights what I aim to do in my practice, which is to help people better understand their children and to become better parents,” Kanner said. This is the first of what will probably be three volumes, with future releases planned to focus on broader family structures. The first book is written with chapters for moms and dads respectively. There is also a chapter on “Grandma’s House,” and the different influences that a grandparent may have on the family. Kanner is a licensed clinical child, adolescent, and adult psychologist and psychoanalyst, with more than 20 years in his field. In addition to a fulltime private practice locally, he is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego where he teaches human development and also trains medical students how to better understand and relate to their patients. He also serves as the director of clinical counseling for La Jolla Coun-

Local clinical psychologist Dr. Keith Kanner just released a book, ‘Your Family Matters.’ try Day School in La Jolla, and is a clinical professor at The San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. His book represents a culmination of this experience. In its pages he tries to help parents understand what is going on with their child developmentally, as well as to understand the root causes of a child’s issues so that a solution may be found. “The book aims to bring everyone together in the process,” Kanner said. While very busy with his private practice, writing and media appearances, Kanner stresses that his family

comes first. Kanner has three children: Cassidy, soon to be 13; Christopher, 10; and Zachary, turning 8. As an involved dad he volunteers on the national board for KidsKorps USA and serves as a coach in his children’s respective sports. He is a big believer on parents not missing out on spending time with their kids. “These opportunities only come around once, so enjoy it while you can. It goes too fast,” he said. It was during down time in between his professional work and family responsibilities that Kanner was able to complete the manuscript for his new book. “Writing is something that I’ve done for a while. I always have my computer on, I’m always thinking and writing on my subject,” he said. “Your Family Matters” is written from his perspective as a clinician, a doctor and, most importantly, as a dad. “I believe that your kids are your best teachers. My kids are not afraid to tell me when I am completely in the wrong, so we work together to better understand things,” he said. Kanner has a syndicated radio show and has been on local television for a number of years with “Your Family Matters.” He is also working on a possible move into the national spotlight with a 9 to 10 o’clock morning show. He stars currently as one of the 15 LifeChangers for Extra TV in Hollywood. “I’m also currently doing documentaries for television and have one

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Iconic photographer of rock legends to appear at Timmons Galleries in RSF A VIP event for renowned photographer Neal Preston will be held on Friday, May 20, from 5-10 p.m. at Timmons Galleries in the Rancho Santa Fe village. Preston is known for his iconic photography of numerous rock and roll legends. His photographs of stars such as Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Nicks have received praise by both art collectors and rock and roll enthusiasts alike. Now, just returning to Los Angeles from a successful gallery show in Hawaii, with his long-time friend Mick Fleetwood of famous rock band Fleetwood Mac, Preston is ready to meet and talk to his growing number of collectors in Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding communities. Due to the popular interest of his photography, Preston will showcase never-before-seen images of a variety of famous athletes. His lengthy career with “People” magazine, which started in 1980, together with his love of sports, has enabled Preston to capture personal moments with such athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Michelle Kwan, Barry Bonds, and Shaquille O’Neal, to name a few. Preston and Timmons Galleries are donating 20 percent of the proceeds to Helen Woodward Animal Center for its Spring Fling in June. Timmons Galleries is located at 6024 D Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA,90267; RSVP: 858-756-8488;

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The Carmel Valley Library Corner Bargain book sale to be held May 14 BY JULIE WONG SPECIAL EVENT: BARGAIN BOOKSALE Saturday, May 14 @ 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY BOOK SALE The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be holding a bargain book sale fundraiser to benefit the library. Proceeds will go to buy new materials for the library and to pay for children’s programs, art and music programs. The book sale will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library. It will feature bargain books (cookbooks, children’s books, mysteries, fiction, etc., etc.) priced to sell! Fill a bag for only $2.00! Every Tuesday @ 4 p.m. AFTERNOON STORY TIME Mr. Ted and Ms. Lana will entertain with stories, songs, and live music. Every Friday @ 10 a.m. INFANT /TODDLER STORY TIME (Infants – Toddlers) Every Friday @ 11 a.m. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME (3 – 5 years old) Story time lasts for about 30 minutes and it includes stories, songs, fingerplays and a coloring page.

Women in Business Symposium is May 19 at DM Fairgrounds The 12th Annual Women in Business Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Sharing the Power of ‘So What’s Next?!’” Many women take on so much in their daily lives and still face each day with an internal strength and forward-looking attitude of “So What’s Next?! I can handle it!” Event admission is $95 if registered before May 13. Registration, sponsorship and exhibit information is available at www.WIBSymposium. com.

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Local native and wife pen book to bring about ‘Sea Change’ BY KIRBY BROOKS Contributor Local native Duffy Healy nurtured his love for the ocean growing up surfing local breaks and met his match in wife Elizabeth, a Laguna Beach native who shares his desire to protect the ocean. The couple have come to realize that while they belong to a community of ocean conservationists, that simply isn’t good enough. The Healys are now raising awareness about the dire issues facing the world’s oceans in a new book, “Sea Voices, Working Toward a Sea Change.� “We have been on the board of Oceana for years, but the idea for the book occurred to us while attending a fundraiser called “Sea Change in Laguna Beach,� Elizabeth said. “These fundraisers are very exclusive and cost a lot of money to attend. And while they do raise money for ocean awareness, it is almost as if the speakers are preaching to the choir because everyone shares that interest already. Duffy and I wanted to round up athletes, authors, musicians and celebrities to generate even more attention.� The couple interviewed 138 people for “Sea Voices,� which is written in a question-and-answer format. The book boasts interviews with ocean experts like famous female oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Ear-

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If you are selling a home or estate in Del Mar, read this... Prime Real Estate in Del Mar is a “Bargain” for Foreign Investors. The question is, do you or your agent know how to reach them effectively?

Foreign investors have both the money and desire to purchase Del Mar real estate. And they do. The question is, how do you attract their interest? How do you showcase your home or estate? The simple answer is, you target them where they get their news or information. And since they don’t live in the local area or read local newspapers, investors look at hyper-local websites like searching for available properties. For example, the site attracts people from 99 countries in March, 2011, and generated 18,519 visits from countries worldwide. It’s interesting to note that the sites largest number of daily foreign visitors come from the United Kingdom, Canada, India,

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Australia, the Philippines, and China. Yes, the countries with the largest numbers of foreign investors, looking for Del Mar real estate. And those investors also work with local agents intimately familiar with the Del Mar market. And those agents are not only looking online, they’re reading the The Times because it has far more local Del Mar listings than any other paper in town. So to maximize your home or estate’s exposure, it’s important your agent is using a dual track: 1) showcasing your home or estate with ads on and, 2) running ads and listings in the The Times.


What one person thinks “expensive”, isn’t so to another. Everything is relative. This is especially true for those purchasing local real estate with Euros, Loonies, Yen or Yuan. In fact, for many European, Canadian, or Mexican real estate investors, purchasing prime coastal real estate in Del Mar can now be done at an amazingly steep discount. All thanks to Mr. Bernanke, who as you know, has continued to cut points in the Fed rate, which has helped trigger further declines in the dollar versus other foreign currencies. And as of this writing, the US dollar against the Euro currently hovers around $1.39, which can be a dream or a nightmare; all depending upon the denomination of ones bank account. Del Mar real estate has long been the desired target of many wealthy foreign investors. But with the falling dollar, Del Mar real estate has now become a screaming bargain to foreign investors around the world.

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Solana Highlands students present quilts to Becky’s House BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer For the 11th year in a row, Solana Highlands Elementary School children made quilts for Becky’s House, a YWCA house for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. At a school-wide assembly on Friday, May 6, their 27 colorful and creative quilts hung on the ledges above the outdoor courtyard. Students created the artwork for the quilts, which ranged in themes from beaches to bumblebees. Parents then volunteered to stitch their patches of artwork together to create the beautiful blankets. This year, a fourth grade sewer completed her class quilt — Hannah Clark in Felicity Smith’s class. Clark said she received help from her dad. One class even made a pillowcase. PTA representative Susan Stein said that the artwork done by the children is the heart of the project. “It’s really been fun for me to look at every piece of art. When these get to Becky’s House those kids are going to get to enjoy all the artwork you’ve put into these quilts,� Stein told the children. Caity Meader, manager at Becky’s House, thanked the school for its contribution. “We use these quilts on beds to make the kids feel welcome and warm,� Meader said. “Then they can take the quilt with them when they move into their own home.� In addition to the gift of 27 quilts, third grader Nick Fornaciara’s grandmother Barbara Lounsbury hand crocheted 20 stuffed animals for Becky’s House.

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La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique offers top designer inventory BY MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD STAFF WRITER If you think high-end fashion always means paying top dollar, think again. La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique is proof that you can score plenty of luxury labels without breaking the bank. The recently opened consignment boutique in Solana Beach is brimming with handbags, shoes, and apparel — all of it by top designers such as Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Armani and Valentino, at a fraction of what you’d pay at a typical retail store. All of the inventory here is handpicked by boutique owner Janet Sinclair, who cut her teeth in the fashion world as a booking agent for a top modeling agency in New York City during the late ‘70s. “Being in the fashion scene, we’d frequent places like Studio 54; and though I wasn’t making much, I still had to look the part,” she recalled. That led her straight to New York City’s high-end consignment boutiques, where she quickly learned that her behind-the-scenes experience in the fashion world gave her an exceptionally keen eye for good finds. After three decades in the fashion and beauty industry, Sinclair has honed that skill to an art. “I love fashion, and a good deal. La Femme Chic is a way for me to combine those loves. It’s also a way for me to help women find that special piece that’s going to make them feel beautiful, whatever their price point and whatever their style. I strive to carry a variety because I want there to be something for everyone here.” Because of that, the inventory ranges from $10 to $10,000 and appeals to everyone from that college student

La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique owner Janet Sinclair looking for designer jeans to a polished professional in the market for an elegant cocktail dress. There’s also an interesting mix of acces-

sories and jewelry, including handmade pieces by Solana Beach resident Cecilia Delvaux, who incorporates vintage and antique elements


into her creations. And with horse racing season on the nottoo-distant horizon, Sinclair is already beefing up her hat inventory and accepting consignments. “One of the best parts of being in the consignment business is seeing someone bring in something that they no longer have a use for, and watching their face light up when they learn someone else is now enjoying it.” Consignment is a form of recycling, Sinclair added, not to mention it’s a great way to turn your closet into cash because sellers get 40 percent of the sale. Anyone interested in consigning can drop into the boutique, where they’ll also likely get a chance to meet Sinclair’s greyhound Sedona. The Greyhound Adoption Center rescued Sedona from a racetrack in Tijuana, saving her from a tough existence. These days, Sedona spends most of her days at the boutique, where she is fast becoming a favorite among customers. Sedona is so much a part of the store, in fact, that she is featured in the store’s logo on the sign out front. Sedona has inspired Sinclair to also become an advocate for rescue efforts dedicated to the breed, and therefore her grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 19, will benefit the Greyhound Adoption Center. The event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature complimentary appetizers and wine, as well as drawings for some great prizes, including a new Louis Vuitton handbag, There will also be photographer onsite offering complimentary headshots, and a makeup artist and hair stylist to help get you primped. RSVP is required for this event by visiting La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique is located at 415 S. Cedros. For more information, please call 858-345-1480 or email


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ECONOMIST continued from page 8 Before joining UCSD 10 years ago, he taught at the University of Texas and the University of Michigan. “People like to make fun of economists,” he said, when asked about his profession, “partly because they’ve been around for a long time.” While economists are still asking similar questions to those posed by the Scottish social philosopher and economist Adam Smith 250 years ago, Hanson said, what has changed is that economics as a discipline has matured and has tried to strike a balance between being formal, scientific and mathematical, which is needed for credibility among scholars, and trying to address real world problems.” This “trying-to-addressreal-world-problems” approach is making economics the most popular or second most popular major at most universities, he said. “And it has made economists influential in policy circles, sometimes for good, sometimes not; but you see economists playing an important role in almost every major economic policy decision that this country has made in the last three or four decades.” The teaching mission of

UCSD’s Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies, Hanson said, is to train master students in international economics with an emphasis on the Pacific region, Asia and Latin America. “Our vision is that the 20th century was the Atlantic century in which the U.S./Atlantic countries really defined global affairs. The 21st century is the Pacific century… So we want to be at the forefront of understanding how the economies and political systems of the Pacific interact.” In his capacity as a researcher, Hanson, at any one time, usually has 10 different projects in the works, evenly divided between migration and international trade. “With international migration of skilled labor,” Hanson said, “what we’re trying to understand is why highly skilled people move between countries. What are their motivations? And why does the U.S. continue to be such an incredible draw despite all the obstacles we put in the way of people who want to come here?” He also wants to ascertain how the movement of those folks affects the process of immigration and economic development both in the U.S. and in the countries where these folks come from.” In the study, Hanson is

focusing in particular on people who come here to obtain their Ph.D.s As a basis for the study, Hanson and his team are tracking everyone who received a Ph.D. in the U.S. since 1958. As it’s shaping up, there is considerable evidence that immigration of those who obtain their Ph.D.s here is highly beneficial to the U.S. He is of the opinion that those who earn their Ph.D.s here and get a job offer from a U.S. company should be allowed to stay. “They’ve succeeded in requirements of any reasonable apprenticeship and there is a lot of evidence to show that the arrival of those folks would bring strong benefits to the U.S. economy.” Currently, any Ph.D. graduate who is not a U.S. citizen is required to go through a time-consuming, expensive, often discouraging, process of dealing with immigration officials and lawyers to obtain a visa and eventually a green card. He urges streamlining of the bureaucratic process to encourage the highly skilled to stay rather than putting obstacles in their way. “Think of the immigration process as a talent search,” he advises. Hanson considers economics part of the social sciences.

“We’re certainly not part of the hard sciences because there are not immutable rules of human behavior as there are immutable rules of physics and chemistry.” Economics, as he sees it, is somewhat of a cross between the social sciences and an art. “We develop models of how individuals and firms behave and how countries operate. Any model is wrong. It’s a simplification of reality that cuts corners and misses important features that make our lives special and enriching. What you hope is that the models are wrong in relatively unimportant ways and they can still give us insight to help make choices about: Is a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Korea a good idea? And what should we do about illegal immigration in the country?” Over the past several years, Hanson has addressed the politically-charged question of illegal immigration. “One of the points I try to emphasize is that, surprising as it may seem, there are some attractive things about how illegal immigration has worked in the U.S.,” he said. “It attracts people who have had to work hard to get here,” he said. Bottom line, although illegal, these determined immigrants comprise a motivated, flexible, mobile workforce that comes when and where there is a demand for their skills. “And we’ve done that in this bizarre way by saying we’re really going to make it hard for you to come here, but once you’re here, and you work and you’re a productive member of society, we’ll more or less leave you alone. That’s OK, but it could be a lot better.” He advocates granting visas to those immigrants who are making positive contributions to the U.S. “Again, it’s a talent search,” he said. “Now that we have a population of 11 million illegal immigrants, that’s significant enough to say, ‘OK, it’s not good for the U.S. in the

long run to have so many people in effect living underground. And it’s not good for them [illegals] either.” In his research, he has measured the effects of a wide range of influences on people’s welfare including the divide between church and state in the economic realm and how the spread of U.S. churches is affecting the provision of social services in various countries. U.S. churches, seeking to expand their membership, in addition to offering doctrines, are providing material aid to people in countries ravaged by wars, natural disasters and poverty. “Churches,” his research showed, “thrive in an environment where governments have abdicated their role of taking care of people when they are down.” “None of that is to pass judgment on whether religion is a good or bad thing, but to understand how the church and the state interact.” As for Mexico, in a recent publication, he posed the question: “Why isn’t Mexico rich?” Part of the reason is Mexico has accepted and followed the U.S.’s advice. “It has privatized its industries, it has deregulated its markets, it opened itself to international trade and investments,” he said. “And yet what has happened is Mexico’s growth performance has lagged behind, not just much of Asia, but behind much of Latin America.” While Mexico privatized state-owned companies, it did not protect itself against the formation of monopolies “that dominate the country to an amazing extent,” Hanson said. A prime example, he said, is the telecommunications monopoly Telmex, “notorious for high prices, not great service, among the highest broadband connection fees in the world, very high prices for cell phone use and spotty land line coverage” and owned by Carlos Slim, reputedly the world’s

richest person. “Here we are in the midst of a worldwide information technology revolution and Mexico is disadvantaged by a company that is fattening its profits and limiting the pace of technological change in the country.” Also, Hanson says, Mexico’s financial system is archaic and impedes the flow of investment to entrepreneurs; and is a country has the “bad luck” of producing manufactured goods that China also produces for the U.S. market instead of producing goods that China needs. And, Mexico has to deal with the violence associated with the drug trade. But Mexico has a rich cultural heritage, Hanson points out, which could lead to artistic and entrepreneurial innovations, such as Italy’s development as a design center. As for China, Hanson predicts it won’t surpass the U.S. in international purchasing power for some time yet. The challenge facing China is whether it can continue to develop without an economic and/or a political crisis which is a historical norm for rapidly growing countries. “China hasn’t experienced its bumps yet, and the big question is, given the repressiveness of its political system, how will it manage when the inevitable economic downturn comes?” But, he added, China’s ability and capacity to adapt is astounding and augers well for its future. And as for the U.S. and its future, he concedes we have lived beyond our means and have to make “adjustments,” — “but it’s not an impossible task.” “The reason for continued optimism is that the U.S. remains the most productive economy in the world. It remains the leading source of innovation...and we haven’t lost that capacity. But there is medium-run pain and there is also coming to terms with the fact that we aren’t going to be the biggest kid on the block anymore.”

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Letters/Opinion: Let’s move forward, not backward, with school lunch BY LEE YEN ANDERSON AND YANA MOHANTY Why does a top-ranked district such as DMUSD continue to serve unhealthy and over-processed food for lunch? Why are frozen, reheated corn dogs with added nitrites and

waffle grahams with high fructose corn syrup still on the menu? Is it that difficult to bring healthy food to our children? We find this hard to believe. Around the country, districts without kitchen facilities, such as DMUSD,

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are increasingly choosing private vendors for providing tastier and healthier school lunches. There are currently at least twenty (20) public school districts in the state of California who have chosen vendors such as Revolution Foods, Choicelunch, Kid Chow, and smaller local establishments to serve lunch to their students. More than half of these districts are on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), like DMUSD. The NSLP is a government program that reimburses a school district $2.72 for each meal of a student who qualifies for a free lunch, but carries a significant administrative

overhead. However, this overhead has not been an obstacle to hiring private lunch vendors for eleven (11) districts in the state. Thus, even school districts such as Roseland in Sonoma County, with 77% of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, are now serving lunches made of quality ingredients including only meats that are free of added hormones and antibiotics. Although there has been an impression in the community that a new lunch program is out of DMUSD’s reach at this time for financial reasons, the actual facts do not supporta this. At the last Board

Meeting, Superintendent Peabody stated that the bids from private vendors for serving lunch at DMUSD “came in at a price that we can work with”. Any fears of money being diverted from the General Fund to the Lunch Program are entirely baseless. That’s because the Cafeteria Fund is legally mandated to be self supporting, so that funds cannot, and will not, be taken from the General Fund. In fact, it is the current lunch program, with its low enrollment numbers, that may not remain self supporting. We recognize that change is challenging and requires a great deal of ex-

tra effort. But isn’t this what we are teaching our children—to take on challenges in order to make progress? Isn’t it the willingness to take on challenges that defines our district and makes it so prestigious? As Michelle Obama said so aptly, “Let’s Move”; in the right direction, not the easy one. Lee Yen Anderson is a Del Mar Heights parent and chair of the DMUSD Parent Lunch Committee Yana Mohanty is an Ocean Air parent and cochair of the DMUSD Parent Lunch Committee

DMUSD should stop using taxpayer-funded resources for politics Del Mar Union School District is provided funds by taxpayers to teach our children, but they are breaking the law by expending those resources in an attempt to influence the political process. Last week a database of emergency telephone numbers provided by parents were used with the school district’s automated calling system to deliver a political message recorded by district superintendent James Peabody. This is not an isolated incident. School facilities, equipment, personnel and resources are being illegally used in a lobbying effort. Examples include: • School property being used to hold organizational meetings • Photocopying and re-

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ography, UCSD. Global sea level rose during the 20th century at a rate of about two millimeters (0.08 inches) per year. That rate increased by 50 percent during the 1990s to a global rate of three millimeters (0.12 inches) per year, an uptick frequently linked to global warming. Rising sea level has consequences for coastal development, beach erosion, and wetlands inundation when combined with high tides, storm surges, and extreme wave conditions. News release at Electrical oscillations and the brain Biologists at UCSD have

sources being used to produce biased literature • Computer servers used for electronic communications to organize lobbying efforts • Teacher time during the contracted work hours of 7:45-2:45 have been utilized • School databases have been used to generate mailing and calling lists Under California law, including Education Code 7054, school districts are strictly prohibited from engaging in political advocacy using public resources. No use may be made of school property, funds, personnel, supplies or equipment to influence politics. Violation of this provision can either be a misdemeanor or felony discovered that electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to store the information that allows us to navigate through our physical environment. Three types of neurons provide an internal GPS system to the brain. One type, called “grid cells,” has been shown to provide grid-like patterns for the brain to store memories of physical dimensions of the external environment. The current study showed that grid cells require precisely timed electrical oscillations in order to function properly. The work has implications for understanding the underlying causes of neurological diseases such as Al-

and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. 7054(c). Of course citizens, including teachers and administrators, are free to communicate their desires to the government, but they must use their own resources. It is also permissible for people to distribute facts, but that is not happening. In this case, the union is using school district resources to embark on a propaganda campaign where kids are used as human shields behind which they yell “No More Cuts!” and “Protect Our Kids.” The facts are DMUSD spending has increased 46 percent over the last eight years and in only one of those years did the budget decline. DMUSD

now spends more than $10,000 per student — a number that has GROWN every year for the last six years. Eighty-seven percent of school district monies are spent on teachers’ and administrators’ salaries and benefits. Any calls to protect kids are more accurately efforts to protect salaries. It is a serious breach of the public trust when government officials spend public funds to create an advantage for one side of a political campaign. It’s even more egregious when they intentionally mislead caring parents with claims of false cuts. I call on the DMUSD school board to immediately cease using taxpayer-funded resources for political purposes. Michael Robertson

zheimer’s disease and for restoring memory in areas of the brain that are necessary for orientation. The study appears in the journal Science. News release at — Lynne Friedmann is a local science writer

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League Highlights All divisions continue the regular season play this week. Recent home run hitters include: Majors Division - Ryan Bramlett 2 (Twins), Michael Brown (Red Sox), Bradley Polinsky (Cardinals), Dustin Rafner (Cardinals), Nicholas Rhodes (Cardinals), Dean Shearson (Twins) AAA Division - Nicholas Bresnahan (Pawsox), Jonah Karpman (Knights), Grayson LeRose (Scrappers), Ty McGuire (Knights), Nicholas Place (Rattlers), Brandon Schwartz (Pawsox), Tyler Weinrich (River Bandits), Parker Williams (Knights), League Reminders San Diego Padres Little League Day is Sunday, May 22nd Del Mar Little League General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2nd For more league updates and information and all the scores and standings visit the Del Mar Little League website at

CCA Foundation to hold ‘Sports Physical Night’ The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is sponsoring a “Sports Physical Night� on Thursday, June 2, from 5 – 8 p.m. The physicals are performed by qualified medical professionals from San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center at their Sorrento Valley office. Any athlete who plans to play a high school sport for the 2011-2012 season needs a sports physical after June 1 to turn in with their athletic packet. There is a $25 donation to the CCA Foundation and appointments can be made to minimize wait time. For more information, please check the CCA Athletic website at cc/programs/athletics.php.

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Mark Steitz in the 50 Free; Mac Lerum, Nick McGhee, Dion Mohager, and Nate Rudolph in the 100 Free; Keegan Doherty in the 200 Free; Charlie Doherty in the 500 Free; Charlie Doherty and Mark Steitz in the 100 Fly; and Jeffrey Lee in the 100 Breast; as well as the teams of Charlie Doherty, Nate Rudolph, Edward Salem, and Mark Steitz in the 200 Medley Relay; Nick McGhee, Jeffrey Lee, Mac Lerum, and Derek Kiy in the 200 Medley Relay; Mattias Henning, Mac Lerum, Dion Mohager, and Mark Steitz in the 200 Free Relay; and Casey Crocamo, Nick McGhee, Dion Mohager, and Nate Rudolph in the 400 Free Relay. On May 5, at the last meet scheduled for the 2011 season, versus Escondido Charter High School, new per-

son bests were established by Eric Arnett, Tiffany Chau, Derek Kiy, Jeffrey Lee, and Carly Rasmussen in the 200 IM; Matthew Briscoe, Casey Crocamo, Mac Lerum, and Amanda Zhang in the 50 Free; Tim Benirschke and Casey Crocamo in the 100 Free; Keegan Doherty, Marcus McCloskey, and Hunter Ricci in the 200 Free; Jerry Guess, Mattias Henning, and David Twyman in the 500 Free; Charlie Doherty, Derek Kiy, Jeffrey Lee, Eric Schade, and Katie Twyman in the 100 Fly; Keegan Doherty and Dillon Patel in the 100 Back; and Mac Lerum, Hunter Ricci, Naomi Stapleton, and Derek Yen in the 100 Breast; as well as by the teams of Mattias Henning, Ashton Hozouri, Derek Kiy, and Edward Salem in the 200 Medley Relay; and Casey Crocamo, Ashton Hozouri, Derek Kiy, and Mac Lerum in 200 Free Relay. In accordance with Coach Nico’s team vision of commitment, consistency, attendance, attitude, respect, team spirit,

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and time management, the following CCA student athletes were named Swimmers of the Week: for the week of April 11, Tiffany Chau and Eric Schade; for the week of April 18, Kyle Grozen and Mark Steitz; for the week of May 2, Nick McGhee and John Guess; and for the week of May 9, Katie Twyman and John Guess. Finally, following the May 5 swim meet, Coach Nico, along with the whole CCA Swim and Dive Team, honored graduating seniors Matthew Briscoe, Grady O’Leary, Taylor Patterson, Katie Twyman, and Amanda Zhang. In the fall, Briscoe will be attending the University of Colorado-Boulder, O’Leary will be at New York University, Patterson at Cal Poly State San Luis Obispo, Twyman at UC Davis, and Zhang at UCLA.



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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Baseball: After a slow start, Canyon Crest Academy appears to have turned things around. The Ravens, who lost their first four Valley League games, won their last three to move within striking distance in a crowded field contending for the league title. The Ravens snapped a seven-game losing streak when they beat Orange Glen 3-1 on May 2. They beat Orange Glen again by the same score two days later, and then defeated Valley Center 4-3 in an eight-inning game on May 6. A great pitching performance by Matthew Dinerman helped the Ravens turn things around. Dinerman pitched a complete game fivehitter in which he struck out eight batters and allowed one walk in the first Orange Glen game. Jack Kaloogian led the Ravens offensively Torrey Pines volleyball player Sean with a double and two RBI. Kemper celebrated senior night with his Kaloogian pitched a complete game fivefamily and Coach Matt Wilkinson on hitter in the second Orange Glen game. He struck out seven batters and allowed two walks. May 3. Photo/Anna Scipione Frank Montana pitched two shutout innings in relief of starter Cory Osetkowski to get the win in the Valley Center game. The Columbia-bound Osetkowski pitched six innings of one-hit ball, in which he struck out five batters and allowed four walks. Riley Adams had three hits and Austin Kay had two hits to lead the Ravens offensively. The Ravens improved to 3-4 in league and 9-16 overall for the season. ***** A late rally wasn’t enough to save Santa Fe Christian from its first Coastal League South loss of the season. Trailing by three runs, the Eagles scored two runs in their last at-bat in a tough 3-2 to Francis Parker on May 6. The loss followed a 6-1 victory over Horizon two days earlier. Graham Gomez’s two –run double highlighted the Eagles’ seventh inning rally in the

Parker game. Parker scored all three of its runs off Eagles starter Nolan Gannon in the bottom of the first. Gannon settled down nicely after that, finishing with five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of five-hit ball. Gannon had two hits, and Cal Roberts had a double. Both players scored on Gomez’s double. The Eagles combined for 10 hits in the Horizon game. Barrett Floyd had two hits including a double and two RBI to lead the Eagles, and Gannon homered and drove in two runs. Roberts and Bobby Zarubin each contributed two hits. Eagles starter Zarubin allowed one run in six innings of four-hit ball. He struck out nine batters and allowed three walks. The Eagles fell to 5-1 in league and 16-5 overall for the season. ***** Cathedral Catholic remains in first place after a tough week. The Dons experienced their first Western League loss, 7-6 to Point Loma on May 3. They rebounded from that game with a 12-2 league win against Mission Bay on May 5, but lost to La Costa Canyon 7-0 in a nonleague game the next day. Nico Garbella and Eric Sapp each had three hits and Stephen Haviar had two hits including a double and three RBI to lead the Dons in the Mission Bay game. Dons starter Michael Martin allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits in six innings. He struck out five batters and allowed three walks. Haviar homered and drove in three runs to lead the Dons in the Point Loma game. The Dons fell to 6-1 in league and 21-4 overall for the season. ***** Torrey Pines handed Poway its first Palomar League loss, but the Falcons lost two of three games to Poway in a series that eliminated them from title contention. The Falcons rebounded from a 13-7 series opening loss to Poway on May 3, with a nineinning 5-4 win two days later. They lost the series finale 5-3 on May 7. Brian Thene had two hits including a homer and Garrett Stubbs and Morgan Oliver each added two hits in the Falcons win. Falcons starter Reed Mason went the distance, scattering 10 hits for the win. He struck out six batters and allowed two walks. Kyle Johnson had two hits and two RBI to lead the Falcons in the series opener, and Stubbs had two hits for Torrey Pines in the finale. The Falcons fell to 6-5 in league and 19-8 overall for the season. ***** Girls lacrosse: Torrey Pines held on to sole possession of first place in the Avocado League as the Fal-

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CCA swim and dive team finishes season strong Going into Valley League preliminaries and finals, Canyon Crest Academy Swim and Dive Head Coach Nico Kintz congratulated his team on a string of wins over opponents Orange Glen High School, Army and Navy Academy, Valley Center High School, and Escondido Charter High School. About the Ravens’ only recent upset, a two-point loss to 2010 Division II champion Cathedral Catholic High School, Coach Nico said, “We lost on the final relay--all swam hard. Next year, we’ll take it for sure!� Once again, a host of personal records were set at meets. At the April 19 match-up versus Cathedral Catholic High School, personal bests were achieved by Casey Crocamo and Mac Lerum in the 50 Free, Mac Lerum in the 100 Free, Marcus McCloskey and Nick McGhee in the 200 Free, Caitlin McCallum and Eric Schade in the 500 Free, Tiffany Chau and Kevin Li in the 100 Fly, Yanice Rosenow in the 100 Back, Naomi Stapleton in the 100 Breast, as well as by the teams of Charlie Doherty, Mattias Henning, Nate Rudolph, and Edward Salem in the 200 Medley Relay; Jeffrey Lee, Mac Lerum, Nick McCCA Swim and Dive Team seniors (left to Ghee, and Hunter Ricci in the 200 Medley right) Katie Twyman, Grady O’Leary, Matthew Relay; and Casey Crocamo, Charlie Doherty, Dion Mohager, and Edward Sa- Briscoe, Amanda Zhang, and Taylor Patterson. lem in the 400 Free Relay. April 26, at the Ravens’ meet versus Orange Glen High School, new personal records were set by John Guess, Jeffrey Lee, and Nate Rudolph in the 200 IM; Elan Adler and Mark Steitz in the 50 Free; Taylor Dean in the 100 Free; Allison Steitz and Derek Yen in the 200 Free; Matthew Briscoe, Caitlin McCallum, Marcus McCloskey, Hunter Ricci, and Amanda Zhang in the 500 Free; Charlie Doherty, Mac Lerum, and Kevin Li in the 100 Fly; Nick McGhee in the 100 Back; Elan Adler, Keegan Doherty, Naomi Stapleton, and Derek Yen in the 100 Breast; as well as by the teams of Taylor Patterson, Carly Rasmussen, Allison Steitz, and Annabel Tomes in the 200 Free Relay; and Tim Benirschke, Keegan Doherty, Mac Lerum, and Hunter Ricci in the 200 Free Relay. At the tri-meet on April 28th versus Valley Center High School and Army and Navy Academy, diver Ariel Vacheron set a CCA school record with a score of 178.10. Personal records by the following swimmers were clocked at the same meet: Eric Arnett, Tiffany Chau, Mattias Henning, Derek Kiy, and Jeffrey Lee in the 200 IM; Jerry Guess, Tanner Lack, Mac Lerum, Dillon Patel, Mark Steitz, and Annabel Tomes in the 50 Free; Tim Benirschke, John Guess, and Edward Salem in the 100 Free; Keegan Doherty, Marcus McCloskey, and Dion Mohager in the 200 Free; Charlie Doherty, Mattias Henning, Caitlin McCallum, and Hunter Ricci in the 500 Free; Taylor Dean in the 100 Fly; Edward Salem and Claudia See in the 100 Back; and Elan Adler, Carly Rasmussen, Hunter Ricci, Naomi Stapleton, and Josh Trissel in the 100 Breast; as well as by the teams of Taylor Patterson, Carly Rasmussen, Ashley Sherman, and Annabel Tomes in the 200 Free Relay; Dana Brems, Kerstin “KC� Brendel, Caitlin McCallum, and Katie Twyman in the 200 Free Relay; Casey Crocamo, Ashton Hozouri, Derek Kiy, and Dion Mohager in 200 Free Relay; Elan Adler, Keegan Doherty, Mac Lerum, and Hunter Ricci in the 200 Free Relay; Robert Burklund, John Guess, Dillon Patel, and Mark Steitz in the 200 Free Relay; Casey Crocamo, Mattias Henning, Ashton Hozouri, and Dion Mohager in 400 Free Relay; and Matthew Briscoe, Taylor Dean, Kevin Li, and David Twyman in the 400 Free Relay. That weekend, at the Junior Varsity Invitational at Mt. Carmel High School on Saturday, April 30, CCA took 4th place overall in the JV Boys division. Standout performances were achieved by all CCA swimmers at the meet, which included predominantly Division I high schools. The following swimmers set new personal records: Tim Benirschke, Casey Crocamo, and

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SPORTS continued from page 20` cons extended their winning streak to nine games with three league wins. The Falcons opened the week with a 14-4 league victory over San Marcos on May 2. They beat Mission Hills 15-2 on May 4, and Poway 13-7 two days later. Katie Trees scored four goals and Caroline Boucher scored two goals and had two assists to lead the Falcons in the San Marcos game. Goalie Carrie Yang had five saves.

Trees scored three goals and had two assists in the Mission Hills game, and Yang made seven saves. Anna Knowles had four goals and three assists and Trees had three goals and four assists to lead the Falcons in the Poway game. Yang had eight saves. The Falcons improved to 8-0 in league and 14-2 overall for the season. ***** Golf: Torrey Pines continued its amazing run

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The ‘price Hawaiians have paid for paradise’ explored in documentary Film to be shown at UCSD CrossCultural Center BY JOE TASH Contributor Americans think of Hawaii as a breathtakingly beautiful island chain with white-sand beaches, waterfalls, hula dancers and moonlight luaus. But to those of Hawaiian ancestry, such as Del Mar psychotherapist Hanalei Vierra, the history of the islands is much more complex, consisting of conquest, military occupation and subjugation. According to Vierra, 59, few are aware of “the Hanalei Vierra price Hawaiians have paid for paradise. This is the dark side of paradise.” Vierra hopes a recently completed documentary film, called “Hawaii, A Voice for Sovereignty,” will help educate people about the history of the 50th U.S. state, and advance the cause of Hawaiians seeking to redress past wrongs. Vierra has helped organize a free showing of the film that will include native Hawaiian singing and dance performances and a panel discussion with director Catherine Bauknight, at 6 p.m. on May 24 at the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center. The path to Hawaiian statehood stretches back to 1893, when U.S. Marines overthrew the monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Queen Lili’uokalani, at the behest of American businessmen who wanted to grow sugar cane and pineapples on the islands’ fertile soil. Following the “bloodless coup,” Hawaii became a U.S. territory in 1898, and achieved statehood in 1959. In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional resolution of apology for the takeover. Today, many native Hawaiians are calling for sovereignty as a means of regaining control of land and protecting their cultural heritage, from language to music to dance. “It really all boils down to the land. They need land to live off of, it’s part of their culture,” said Bauknight, a Pasadena-based photojournalist who began

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working on the film, her first documentary, in 2005. “What happens to the land happens to the people,” Bauknight said. “It took me a very long time to understand how serious and meaningful that is. It’s not just a cliché.” Since the overthrow, said Vierra, Hawaii has shifted from an agriculturebased economy to one dominated by military bases and tourism. People of Hawaiian ancestry are plagued by high rates of health problems, such as strokes and diabetes, along with alcoholism, homelessness and incarceration.

“The experiment of statehood has benefitted everyone except the Hawaiians,” Vierra said. “The Hawaiians are now on the bottom rung of all the social ladders.” Vierra, who was born in San Bernardino, but lived in both California and Hawaii at various times during his childhood, insists his stance is not anti-American, but “pro-Hawaiian nation.” His parents, native Hawaiians who are now deceased, would not embrace his




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Tennis tournament raising funds to help sick children BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer Tennis pro Gretchen Magers is a four-time All American who has played Wimbledon, the US Open and the French Open. Her contemporary Patricia Tarabini won the bronze medal during the 2004 Olympics, where she represented her homeland Argentina. At the height of their careers, each was ranked in the top 30 in the world — and this month, two lucky residents will have a shot at sharing the court with them. One-on-one sessions with these and other top athletes will be raffled off during a May 22 tennis tournament that raises money for ConKerr Cancer San Diego, a nonprofit that aims to brighten hospital visits for critically ill children by giving them colorful handmade pillowcases. The Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and UCSD are team-

A tennis tournament May 22 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club will raise money for the nonprofit ConKerr Cancer San Diego. ing up to host the fundraising tournament, which is open to 16 doubles. “This tournament is a win-win: You get to play with some of the top ten-

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exhibition, followed by the tennis tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is also invited to take part in a silent auction that day, which includes dining, golf, and entertainment package prizes. Registration fees for players are $150 for Lomas Santa Fe Country Club members, and $175 for non-members. That registration fee includes box lunch and all tournament participants get a free session with 10-time Ironman athlete-turned-trainer Pablo Healing. Once you register to play, your name will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a one-hour session with a top tennis player, including Patricia Tarabini and Gretchen Magers. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 for one, $10 for four, and $20 for 10. For information about ConKerr Cancer San Diego, visit


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The former executive director of provides an eye-opening exposé of personal data-mining on the Internet, how powerful interests control the information we get to see, while allowing others to see everything about us. Takes place at The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla. Doors open at 6:30. Registration is $25 per person. Please refer to section ID 082038. Call 858.882.8000 or visit to register. Media Partner h SP11-4058



May 12, 2011


North Coast Rep’s Theatre School stages pirate adventure

La Jolla Cultural Partners

Marauding pirates will seize the stage at North Coast Repertory Theatre May 19-22 in an original play about the history and unique qualities of Solana Beach. The world premiere of “The Perfectly Preposterous Pirate Adventure of Solana Beach” is the result of an educational grant by the City of Solana Beach and is being presented by NCR’s Theatre School. The play was co-written by Theatre School Director Matt Thompson and NCR Development Officer Kathryn Byrd, who wrote the grant proposal. It tells the tale of a band of misfit pirates who steal a sacred magic object from an island tribe and find themselves thrown into a time warp. A riddle sends them searching through history for the treasure and key that will send them home. However, they keep ending up in the same location — a beautiful stretch of pristine shoreline along the California coast. As they unravel the riddle, they meet friendly inhabitants who help them find the treasure and teach them about the history and culture of

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What: “The Perfectly Preposterous Pirate Adventure of Solana Beach” When: 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 1921; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22 Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets: $12 (858) 481-1055 this wondrous place. Members of the cast include Aria Balance, 13, from Digueño Middle School; Siena Balance, 14, Digueño Middle School; Bayleigh Bogan, 14, Need School; Alyssa Cochran, 14, Earl Warren Middle School; Amanda Dodson, 12, Digueño Middle School; Molly Gillies, 14, Roger Rowe Middle School; Delaney Hulshof, 12, Ocean Knoll Middle School; Joelle Leib, 15, Canyon Crest AcademyBen Natkin, 14, Earl Warren Middle School; Emily

An open casting call for the 2011 Student OneAct Festival will be held at North Coast Repertory Theatre on July 6. Non-union actors, ages 7-17 may apply. With the assistance of theater school mentors, students write, direct, act, and design nearly every facet of the production. The One-Act Festival will be presented Aug. 7, 8 and 9. To obtain the latest information, call the Theatre School Hotline, (858) 481-2155, ext. 303.

Top row from left: Amanda Dodson, Aria Balance, Sarah Norton, Thor Sigurdsson, Alyssa Cochran, Ben Natkin and Molly Gillies. Center: Darius Paymai. Bottom row: Kira Sedayao, Kate Ross, Emily North and Siena Balance. Aaron Rumley. North, 14, Earl Warren Middle School; Sarah Norton, 12, St. Michael’s; Darius Paymai, 12, Ada Harris Middle School; Kate Ross, 13, Need

School; Kira Sedayao, 12, Notre Dame Academy; (Captain) Thor Sigurdsson, 14, Grauer School; Madison Vice, 13, Oak Crest Middle

School. The Theatre School holds classes and workshops, mounts four student productions annually, and runs a

three-week Summer Fun Camp in July. New this year is a three-day intensive Summer Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Session June 22-24, which culminates in a fully staged Improvisational Show on June 25. The session is geared for ages 11-17.

Afternoon “BouTEAque” with Zandra Rhodes and Andrew Logan Wednesday, May 25, 4:00–7:30 p.m. Free admission You are invited! Join us at the Athenaeum for an afternoon “BouTEAque” (tea + boutique) with renowned fashion designer Zandra Rhodes and her dear friend Andrew Logan—one of Britain's premiere sculptural artists and jewelry designers. Guests will have an exclusive opportunity to view and purchase exquisite scarves, dresses, purses and jewelry in a one-time boutique sale of the designers' latest fashion creations. Space is limited, so be sure to arrive early.


CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING Free Year-Round Admission For Military Personnel and Their Immediate Families

Green Flash Concert Series Earl Thomas & the Blues Ambassadors

Up Next! World Premiere Comedy A Dram of Drummhicit

May 18: 6-9 p.m. Ages 21+ only

May 17 - June 12

MCASD wants to thank our service men and women for all they do by offering free Museum admission throughout the year at both locations.

Enjoy live music, great food and drinks for purchase, and the amazing views from the aquarium Tide-Pool Plaza. The Green Flash Concert Series, now in its sixth year, is brought to you in partnership with KPRI 102.1 FM and Gordon Biersch Brewery.

By Arthur Kopit & Anton Dudley Directed by Christopher Ashley

(858) 454-3541

Members: $22 (Season Pass: $105) Public: $25 (Season Pass: ($120) Walk-up: $30 RSVP: 858-534-4109

An entrepreneur has found the perfect Scottish island for his new golf course. But as secrets — and bodies — are unearthed, the true nature of the island wreaks comic havoc. Drink up a dram of Drummhicit with the locals of Muckle Skerry as they go to battle with corporate America. (858) 550-1010

Marlena Shaw Sings Dinah Washington Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. Birch North Park Theatre Tickets: $65, $45, $35 One of the most charismatic jazz vocalists on the scene today pays tribute to ‘The Queen’ – Grammy® Award-winner Dinah Washington – known for her gritty vocal stylings.

(858) 459-3728



May 12, 2011

Canyon Crest student Torrey Mercer selected for ‘No Bully Tour’ this summer Torrey Mercer, 17, who is graduating this spring from Canyon Crest Academy (with a 4.2 GPA) has been selected to be part of a six-girl (up-and-coming pop singers) tour this summer on the East Coast to promote “No Bullying” to kids. The girls will ride a tour bus from Syracuse, New York, to Orlando, Fla., stopping at big shopping malls and Six Flags theme parks to work with kids to promote zero tolerance for bullying. They will also be performing a concert of original and cover songs to entertain the kids at each stop. Torrey is passionate about this cause as she was a victim of bullying in her younger years. Torrey has been performing since age 9, and has won National Youth Theatre awards. She also released an original song this year on iTunes and has another scheduled to be released on Monday, May 16 ( In addition, Torrey sang the National Anthem at a San Diego Chargers game and at the U.S. Tennis Open. Torrey will attend UC Irvine’s musical theatre program this Torrey Mercer fall. For more information, visit or

TPHS and CCA schools to hold fashion show fundraiser May 18

Torrey Pines School and Canyon Crest Academy will hold its 2nd annual collaborative Fashion Show fundraiser Wednesday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the CCA Proscenium Theater. Students from the Fashion Design classes will show off their garment creations. Students from the Fashion Merchandising class will showcase their wardrobe coordinating techniques featuring retail merchandise from their boutique internships (“Daisy Blue,” “Pretty Please” and “Peace and Love”). General admission: $7. Student admission $5. Proceeds benefit the Fashion Program at both schools. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this fun event.

Royal Dance Academy’s Raquel Glasser wins top title at dance competition Raquel Glasser, a local resident and fifth grader, performed and auditioned at the West Coast Dance Regional convention recently and was awarded the WCD elite dancer title. More than 700 girls, ages 9-11, competed for this title. She earned a year-long scholarship to use during the West Coast dance explosion 2011/2012 convention/competition tour, and free tuition to their 2011 national finals being held in Las Vegas, July 9-15. She will be performing in the opening and closing numbers with faculty staff and a celebrity recording artist, as well as a solo to compete for the national title. Raquel, a dancer from age 3, has studied at the Royal Dance Academy in Carmel Valley with Francine Garton, director. She dances hip-hop, jazz, pre –pointe, lyrical and ballet, and is working towards her Royal Academy of Dance cerRaquel Glasser tification. She also dances in the Royal Dance Academy competitive team under the direction of Mike and Katie Langford. The RDA teachers and staff set a very high standard while providing a nurturing environment. They have a true love for the arts and dance, and their passion permeates through to the children they teach. This instills tremendous confidence in the students regarding their dancing ability.

Congratulate your senior and support Dollars for Scholars with special sign and balloons Do you know any seniors graduating from Torrey Pines High School? Make them smile by giving them a “Congratulations TPHS Grad” yard sign and balloons. “Congratulations TPHS Grad” is a 18 X 24 yard sign and gold mylar balloons. The sign and balloons will be delivered and placed in the front yard during the week before graduation. A gift card which says “GOOD LUCK AND CONGRATULATIONS” will accompany each delivered order. Deliveries will be made only to Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. Anyone wishing to order the yard sign without balloons and delivery must pick-up the order at the school on Wednesday, June 15, between the hours of 3 and 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support TPHS Dollars for Scholars Senior Scholarships. In 2010, DFS distributed over $46,000 in scholarships. Order deadline is June 1. Contact or the order form can be found at under Senior Yard Signs Fundraiser.


May 12, 2011


Off to see the pugs ... Pug Rescue of San Diego held its 20th annual pug party at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 7. A total of 473 pugs padded into the infield to celebrate on the theme of “The Emerald City — No Place Like Home,” many of them dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” from cutely cowardly lions to flying monkeys. “No Place Like Home” was a fitting theme for the organization that rescues neglected, unwanted, abandoned and relinquished pugs and seeks to place them with loving new families. At the party, pugs could have their fortunes read, get their nails and tail painted to become a “pug of a different color” or take a hot air balloon ride around the party. The always-popular cupcake chomp had pugs racing to gobble dog-friendly cupcakes. Costume contests showed off some amazing creativity—one winner was a group of pugs dressed as a rainbow and bluebirds, to match with the “bluebirds fly over the rainbow” lyric. Also in attendance at the party were several pugs looking for a foster family or a forever home. To learn more about pugs available for adoption, visit — Karen Billing

Pug Rescue of San Diego volunteer crew donned full ‘Wizard of Oz’ gear for the party.

Hannah Wixom holds Bella as she gets her nails painted.

Marlaina Kent and Ivory, a recently rescued pug.

An owner’s ruby slippers matches her Dorothy pug.

A very content pug.

A Scarecrow pug.


May 12, 2011

On The



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■ Patio Seating: No


■ 437 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach ■ (858) 792-0072 ■ ■ The Vibe: California casual, fine dining

■ Take Out: No

■ Signature Dish: Grilled Neville Ranch Berkshire Pork, A Day on the Farm

■ Happy Hour: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

■ Open Since: 2006 ■ Reservations: Recommended

House-Made Charcuterie Plate with pickled baby vegetables and apple mostarda

■ Hours: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Spring Vegetable Composition

Nobody does fresh, fun and fancy California fare quite like Blanca Olive Oil Poached Halibut with Artichoke, Meyer Lemon and Nettle Emulsion

Executive Chef Gavin Schmidt pays attention to detail as he prepares the dish Still Life of Local Waters, right, with spot prawn, uni, oyster, smoked avocado and Dashi vinaigrette.

Blanca’s exterior and interior are decorated with soft, neutral colors.

BY KELLEY CARLSON lanca means “white” in Spanish, but the Solana Beach restaurant is green in the selection of its ingredients. “Pretty much every single ingredient (we use) we have sought out local,” said Executive Chef Gavin Schmidt. He described foraging for some of the items — harvesting seaweed from the ocean, gathering nettles in the canyons — often before arriving at work, with the help of the sous chef. Schmidt also visits nearby farms and farmers markets daily, ensuring freshness of the ingredients. The most local items are obtained from Blanca’s own property — the restaurant has a garden consisting of herbs and other edibles such as radishes, turnips, finishing greens (watercress, etc.) and cherry tomatoes. The ingredients are then incorporated into a menu featuring California cuisine. For the table, offerings range from Heirloom Wisconsin Black Popcorn, to the House-Made Charcuterie Plate, containing delicacies such as duck liver mousse, lamb prosciutto and soppresatta, a type of Italian sausage. There is also bread that is made in-house. Individual portions on the menu will satisfy vegetarian, meat and seafood lovers alike. A Spring Vegetable Composition includes chamomile-infused yogurt. The restaurant’s signature dish, Grilled


On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Click ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Blanca’s Olive Oil Poached Halibut with Artichoke, Meyer Lemon and Nettle Emulsion Neville Ranch Berkshire Pork, A Day on the Farm, is composed of seven parts from a pig, along with baby vegetables from seed to flower. Schmidt’s personal favorite is the Still Life of Local Waters, which has an “underwater” appearance and features spot prawn, uni, oyster, smoked avocado and Dashi vinaigrette. Guests who can’t decide on one dish can order Choice of Four Courses, Chef’s Tasting Menu and the Vegetarian Tasting Menu, which showcase the best of Blanca’s dishes on a scaled-down version. While there isn’t a special menu for children, Schmidt said there are kid-friendly entrees such as burgers, pizzas and pastas that are available to order. But desserts are for everyone. There’s Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Truffle Cake and Trio of House Made Ice Cream or Sorbet,

among others. For drinks, Blanca offers a full bar, including specialty cocktails such as Green Apple Fuzz and Blanca Brace-Up (Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Absinthe by Pernod, Peche de Vigne, aromatic and orange bitters and gum syrup). The restaurant also has about 500 international wines, sparkling wines and Champagnes. Schmidt and owner Seth Baas have planned wine pairings for each dish offered at Blanca, but can cater to people’s needs and preferences. Patrons may enjoy their food and beverages in several areas. The main dining room, decorated in soft, neutral colors with lanterns hanging overhead, can accommodate 65 people. A private dining room, which has an outdoor patio, a 52inch plasma monitor and an iPod docking port, allows for up to 22 guests. The snacks, light entrees and cocktails of happy hour can be enjoyed at the bar, which has 14 chairs, or in the 30-seat lounge, with cushioned seats, pillows, a coffee table and a TV. Occasionally, there is live jazzy, mellow music that can be heard throughout the establishment. While reservations are not required, they are recommended for weekends, especially during the summer. Special wine and farmers dinners that are open to the public are held sporadically throughout the year. The menus are usually prix fixe, from four to eight courses.


May 12, 2011

Canyon Crest Academy seniors to be recognized by Dollars for Scholars Cirque du CCA tickets going fast! Committee More auction items needed! Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s fundraising event “Cirque du CCA” will be held at the award-winning Anthology in Little Italy on Friday, May 20, from 6 – 10 p.m. You won’t want to miss this fun and hip parent party – no stuffy gala with black tie and tails this year! It’s a casual reception-style party with fun food and the fantastic Eve Selis Band playing great dance music. A highlight of the evening from 6-7 p.m. will be CCA’s Envision day and conservatory music, theater and cinema students in fast-paced, three-ring circus-style performances. Plus, there will be a sensational silent auction, and the winning tickets will be drawn for the College Fund Raffle! We listened — ticket prices are only $50 per person, and some VIP tables seating up to six for $450 may still be available. Often families will sponsor a teacher’s ticket so they can join the fun and mingle with Canyon Crest parents and supporters. Go online to to buy tickets. Auction items and underwriting are still needed. Although many exciting items have been donated for the silent auction, including trips to Prague and Paris, Napa Valley, and Maui, a one-week circus summer camp, a mini internship at KPBS, jewelry from the Diamond Boutique, more are needed. This is a great opportunity to recognize your organization or business, and contribute to the support of academics, athletics, and the arts at this award-winning school! Contact Loraine Dyson, CCA Foundation VP fundraising at or call 619-708-1821.

On Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m., 51 outstanding Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) seniors will be recognized by the Dollars for Scholars Committee for their achievement in a broad range of activities and interests throughout their high school career. Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to attend a two- or four-year university or college, vocational or technical school. The awards ceremony will take place at the Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theatre, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd., San Diego, 92130. Scholarship recipients, selected based upon school and community involvement, scholastic achievement and personal commitment, receive awards ranging from $500 to $1,500. These scholarships, totaling $30,000 are being awarded thanks to the efforts of Canyon Crest Academy’s Dollars for Scholars Committee and many generous donors. Scholarship funds are raised through proceeds from the sale of the CCA directory and donations from local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individuals. Several scholarships have been es-

Torrey Pines Music Department Falcon Finale Concert is May 23 Please join the entire Torrey Pines High School music department for a magical evening on May 23, beginning at 6 p.m. This concert finale, featuring the stellar Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble, is open to the community to enjoy. Each distinctive group offers a unique and talented musical experience from a varied repertoire that all family members are sure to find impressive and memorable. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to support the arts in local schools. Torrey Pines High School is fortunate to have such a high quality music department under the dedicated and creative direction of Amy Willcox. The talented students love to share and showcase their musical accomplishments. Not only do families have the opportunity to see and hear their student(s) perform, but others in our community are invited as well to enjoy the beauty of music performed by local students. Additionally, attendance at these concerts is inspirational to future Falcons hoping to join a fine circle of musicians. The Falcon Finale concert will be held at Canyon Crest Academy, located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130, starting at 6 p.m. While the program is free, Torrey Pines Music Boosters request a donation of $10 per family.

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Our appetizers range in price from $5.95-$15.95

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from $17.95 to $22.95 Chef’s Specials All chef specialties are served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and seasoned vegetables Sicilian Lamb Chops 10 oz Filet Mignon Rib-Eye Steak Fresh Pacific Halibut Our Chef Specials range in price from $24.95 to $29.95

Seafood Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Clams Salmon Del Mar Grilled Sea Bass Jumbo Shrimp Carciofi Jumbo Shrimp Alfredo Salmon Penne al a Vodka Our Seafood Dishes range in price from $19.95 to $23.95


tablished as memorials. Scholarship sponsors this year include: Pardee Construction Company Awards, Jacobs Memorial Award, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Awards, Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary Awards, Adria Horning Memorial Awards, Dr. Sarita Eastman Award and Hansen’s Surfboard Award. New awards this year include the Sander Family Alumni Award and the CCA Alumni Award. The mission of Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars is to reward CCA Seniors for their achievements and future promise with scholarships from the local community. To establish a scholarship or make a donation to Dollars for Scholars, please contact Ellen Mitgang at

Village Church Women’s Fellowship Program to hold Spring Luncheon The Women’s Fellowship Program at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe is hosting its Spring Luncheon on May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe. Guest speaker is Danna Demetre, author of “What Happened to My Life?” All are weclome. To attend, call 858-756-2441.

TWO DINNERS FOR $19.99 Choice Of: Lasagna (Meat or Vegetarian) • Manicotti Canneloni • Eggplant Parmesan Chicken Parmesan • Stuffed Shells Includes Soup or Salad and Focaccia Bread Special Available for Pick up or Dine In Sunday-Thursday

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Baked Dishes Jumbo Cheese Ravioli Jumbo Spinach Ravioli Jumbo Portobello Mushroom Ravioli Jumbo Lobster Ravioli Spinach Lasagna Lasagna Bolognese Baked Ziti Our Pasta Dishes range in price from 14.95 to 18.95 Brick Oven Pizza’s Also Available Desserts Vanilla Bean/Chocolate Gelato Chocolate Mousse Cake Pear Tart Chocolate Tartufo New York Style Cheesecake Fruitti De Bosco Our Desserts range in price from $3.95-$7.95



May 12, 2011

Keep on truckin’ with three trendy meal-mobile makers


he blue-collar commissary trucks of decades past that made lunch-hour pit stops at office complexes and factories to fill workers’ bellies with pedestrian Wonder Bread sandwiches, bagged chips, and sugary drinks have been supplanted by the trendy gourmet mobile food trucks that tool around town and turn up at farmers markets and like venues. Here are a few for citywide meals-a-gogo.

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cheese with caramelized onions on sourdough, Drunken Duck on a Truck in a lettuce wrap with rice noodles and habanero kimchee sauce, Bison on a Stick paired with blue cheese smashed potatoes, Fried Yumminess (deep-fried chili), and truffle fries with black pepper.

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who was born and raised in Milan, operates the fledging Italian eatery on wheels called Mangia, Mangia Mobile. He serves such divine family recipes as hand-crafted gnocchi, lasagna with garlic bread, chicken parm, Italian Lollipops (tempuradipped meatballs on a stick with marinara dipping sauce), fried calamari and fresh wild-caught salmon or mahi mahi paninis with fries — all priced around $8 a meal. Pavlinovic opened the food truck since he didn’t have the dough-re-mi to fulfill his dream of launching a full-service restaurant. He’s already caught the eyeballs

of discriminating lunch diners and the folks at The Food Network, his food truck makes an upcoming stop on “Street Eats” this fall. Look for Mangia Mangia weekly at the Ace Hardware parking lot off Prospect in La Jolla, Saturday at the Farmers Market in Golden Hill, and at the La Jolla Fresh Aire Market on Sundays. 2. Dyann Huffman and Kristina Repp have been feeding San Diegans since December with “food so good, it’s bad” off their Devilicious food truck. You be the judge with butterpoached lobster grilled

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The Kitchen Shrink’s Truckin’ Truffle Sweet Potato Fries (Where possible, use organics) 2 medium yams or sweet potatoes, peeled 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons of black or white truffle oil Cayenne pepper, sea salt, paprika, black pepper to taste Directions: Heat oven to 450º. Cut sweet potatoes in shoestring strips (3 inches long, 1/4 inch thick, your choice). In a mixing bowl, combine oils and seasoning. Toss the sweet potato strips in the mixture until well coated. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake until crisp on the outside, soft inside, about 25 minutes. Serve with blue cheese dressing for dipping. Enjoy immediately.


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3. Organic fanatics should look for David Holtze’s Green Truck at assorted locales around San Diego, after debuting in Los Angeles and New York City. Holtze’s mission “Healing our planet one meal at a time,” is accomplished through sustainable practices, such as fueling the truck with the filtered vegetable oil they used for cooking their food, generating energy for their commissary kitchen with solar-power, and replacing plastic and Styrofoam with compostable materials made from potato starch, wheat and corn. As for the food, the ingredients are sourced from local farms like Suzie’s Organic Farms, Stehly’s Organic Farms and Bread on Market. Menu items include the Mother Trucker Vegan Burger, (signature made-fromscratch veggie patty topped with organic sprouts, heirloom tomatoes and the secret sauce) the Chipotle Wahoo Fish Taco with pineapple pico de gallo and

scratch-made chipotle sauce enveloped in a natural corn tortilla or grilled Jidori chicken pesto wrap served on warm lavash bread. Add some fresh pita chips with organic hummus made daily, and wash it down nicely with an Organic Palmer, seasonal iced teas blended with agave and fresh squeezed Meyer lemons. More at


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May 12, 2011

Explore the Antarctic like a scientist at new exhibit An interactive exhibit celebrating 25 years of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research in Antarctica opens at the San Diego Natural History Museum on Saturday for a yearlong run. “Working on Thin Ice: 25 Years of Research in Antarctica” features photographs of scientists at work, the critters they study, and the gear they’ve used, that span the history of the U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources Programs. The exhibit also reveals retired research gear, actual Antarctic specimens, and survival suits. Dr. George Watters, director of research for the program that was established in 1986 at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, called the show “a glimpse into the life and work of the dedicated NOAA scientists who travel to this formidable place year after year in order to understand how the Antarctic ecosystem works and how human activity affects its denizens.” The photographs included were taken and donated by Antarctic scientists and can be found in a new collection of more than 1,000 photos at http://swfsc.

A photo from ‘Working on Thin Ice: 25 Years of Research in Antarctica,’ a yearlong exhibit that opens May 14 at the San Diego Natural History Museum at Balboa Park. PHOTO: SOUTHWEST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER, NOAA FISHERIES SERVICE


If you go Exhibit: “Working on Thin Ice: 25 Years of Research in Antarctica” When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May 14-April 15, 2012 Where: San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park Highlights: Try on survival suits/research gear; identify microscopic animals; climb into a Zodiac boat like a scientist Museum admission: $11-$17 Phone: (619) 232-3821 Website: Some date back to 1909. Watters said visitors to

the exhibit will see stunning and sometimes startling images of change over time in this extreme system, predators and their young, scientists at work, and the field stations where they live. The U.S. AMLR Program conducts at-sea and landbased research in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, and Southern Scotia Arc region of the Southern Ocean. The San Diego Natural History Museum is the second oldest scientific institution in California and the third oldest west of the Mississippi. It was founded in 1874 by citizen scientists to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits and to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of Southern California.

J*Company stages toe-tappin’ musical ‘Children of Eden’ The “Children of Eden,” based on the Biblical stories about the Garden of Eden and Noah’s Ark, delivers the bittersweet but inspiring message that “the hardest part of love is letting go.” A production of the J*Company Youth Theatre (a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla) the curtain rises on the musical at 7 p.m. May 19; 8 p.m. May 14 and May 21; 1 and 4:30 p.m. May 15 and May 22, at the JCC’s Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Dr. With a story about unconditional love from Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Pocahontas” and “Prince of Egypt”) and John Caird of “Les Miserables,” the show is appropriate for all ages. It is directed by Joey Landwehr, who also plays the role of Father. Cast members include: Daniella and Rebecca Datnow; Aricsa Diaz and Julian Kalb from Torrey Pines High; Jamee Newman and Sophia Sugarman; and Gabrielle Smotrich.

Tickets are $14-$16 online at or by calling the box office at (858) 362-1348.




May 12, 2011

The artistic Phelans are a family who plays together BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Contributor Victoria Martino was raised in a home filled with music and art. Her mother, Ellen Phelan, a noted art educator and collector, was docent chair at La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now MCASD-LJ) and developer of the museum’s Art to Schools program. Her father, James Phelan, played viola, violin and piano, taught music and art for San Diego Unified School District, and was tenor soloist at the Congregational Church of La Jolla for some 30 years. So Martino had the perfect background for becoming the internationally respected violinist and art historian she is today. “I lived and breathed art and music from the time I was born, so I didn’t consider it anything extraordinary,” Martino said. “It seemed perfectly normal to go up to UCSD to hear experimental music or over to La Jolla Shores for an Allan Kaprow happening.” Every Saturday, her father took her to her violin lessons and they talked about music. After graduat-

If you go What: “Music & Art Since 1945,” lecture/ concert series with Victoria Martino When: 7:30 p.m. May 17 (The ‘80s), May 24 (The ‘90s), May 31 (New Millennium) Where: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $14-$19 Contact: (858) 4545872 ing from La Jolla High School, she took a year off to study with his old violin teacher at UC Santa Barbara before combining both her passions at Harvard, where she majored in art history and took special classes in music performance. She went on to get her master’s in music at UCSD, where she was first violinist in the graduate string quartet. Marriage to the Australian violist Simon Oswell took her to Tasmania, where she formed her own string quartet. Then she was offered a performance fellowship to USC, which led to a

European tour with the L.A. Baroque Orchestra. A stop in Vienna brought her the opportunity of a lifetime — an invitation to join two renowned musical ensembles and another to create the catalog for a major art exhibition. Her acceptance began a 10-year stay in Vienna and a new marriage to the director of the Albertina Museum, Konrad Oberhuber, who had once been her art history professor at Harvard. At the Albertina, she curated several international art shows and founded a chamber ensemble. She also began commissioning music from contemporary composers, including her father, who had started composing seriously after his retirement from the city schools. Several of his pieces were subsequently performed at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Carnegie Hall. In 2003, after two years in Japan, where Oberhuber had a guest professorship, the couple returned to California, where their young daughter Beatrice (named for Dante’s muse), would have a chance to get to know her grandparents. Since then, Victoria

Martino has presented lecture/concerts in Los Angeles and La Jolla, including an annual series at the Athenaeum in which she explores the interrelationship of music and art throughout history. This year’s series, which started May 3, deals with the post-World War II era, decade by decade. On May 17 and 24, her special guest will be the celebrated Italian guitarist Piero Bonaguri, who has introduced James Phelan’s compositions around the world, and will play one as part of the program on May 24. He will also perform with Martino at a private concert honoring Phelan and his music on May 20. Another musical event this month will include the family’s third generation talent: 18-year-old cellist Beatrice Martino, in a duo with her mother at the La Jolla Historical Society’s Secret Garden Tour on May 14. Beatrice, who is majoring in dance at UC Santa Barbara, is already making a name for herself as a dancer and choreographer, both extending and continuing the family tradition.

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Ellen Phelan with some of her favorite art works, including a portrait of her by photographer Becky Cohen. PHOTOS: LONNIE HEWITT


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Del Mar Boy Scout Troop 713 recently worked to build interpretive panel stands to mount new San Dieguito Wetlands displays. Photo/Jon Clark


(Inset and above right) Members of the Del Mar Rotary Club recently volunteered time to install native plants and irrigation in the lagoon area. (Above) Del Mar Rotarians Klaus Gubernator, Pat Dougherty and Bob Fuchs. Photo above /Jon Clark

Del Mar Rotary Club, Del Mar Boy Scout Troop 713 team up to help the environment For its annual service project, the Del Mar Rotary Club supported the San Dieguito River Park at the San Dieguito Lagoon, and they brought Del Mar Boy Scout Troop 713 with them. Rotarians at Work Day took place on April 30. This project involved two components: providing native habitat while enhancing the overall beauty of the trail; and education for the com-

munity. Rotary members worked with the Park Rangers and volunteer “Dust Devils” to restore habitat next to the Lagoon Trail near San Andres Drive. More than 5,000 square feet of previously non-native habitat was planted with more than 150 native plants. Volunteers installed an irrigation system to help maintain the newly planted coastal sage/upper

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Memorial Day Weekend will kick off in style with a special night, celebrating our country, our veterans and active military with special guest Pat Boone. Boone will also receive a special donation to one of the many charities he supports, Ryan’s Reach. Sponsored by the Sexton Advisory Group, the Thursday, May 26, event will be held at Tommy V’s in Del Mar. Boone will share some thoughts on our country and patriotism, tell some of his famous stories and also promises to sing a few of his many hits. “I’m so pleased and proud to be part of this special event,” he said. “As you know, I have always had such a strong heart for this country and our military, and am really looking forward to meeting everyone.” “We are so pleased to be able to bring this event to San Diego,” says Steve Sexton, president of the Sexton Advisory Group. “Pat Boone is not only a legendary entertainer, but he truly epitomizes the patriotic and thankful spirit we want to celebrate with this event.” Local favorites The North Coast Quintet (featuring members of The Joe Satz Trio) will also serve as entertainment for this special evening. A San Diego favorite, Tommy V’s restaurant will host this event. Nestled between two beauties, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, across from the Polo Fields in Del Mar, Tommy V’s provides the perfect location for this celebration. “When we heard about this event, we wanted to be part of it,” says Tommy V’s General Manager Tyler Williams. “Our chef has preparing a special menu and we’re pleased to host this special celebra-




tion.” Guests will be greeted with tasty hors d’œuvres and sparkling wine, followed by a sumptuous dinner, including a special prix fixe menu and, of course, one of Tommy V’s famous homemade Pat Boone desserts. Plus, each two guests will enjoy sipping from a complimentary bottle of fine wine as part of their evening. All wine pairings are being selected exclusively by Gino Campbell, the celebrity sommelier. Gino is one of only 44 Cellar Masters (or Euro Masters) in the United States and he functions as an Advanced Member of The Court of Master Sommeliers and has been awarded the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs distinction. In addition to dinner and entertainment, there will also be a special VIP Event for a limited number of special guests. This intimate event will include a private wine tasting with Gino Campbell and a private meet & greet with Pat Boone. Doors will open for the VIP event at 6 p.m., while doors will open for the main event at 6:30 p.m.(it begins at 7:30 p.m.). Seating is limited, so call 858-356-2296 or purchase your tickets online at

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‘Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge Race’ to debut at Del Mar Fairgrounds BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer Inflatable slides and swinging boulders aren’t a part of your typical 5K, but then again, the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge Race isn’t your typical 5K. The event, which is slated for May 21 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, takes a page from the pop culture playbook of Japan, where these sorts of wacky obstacle courses have been bringing in high TV ratings for years. “I think the shows you see in Japan create interest and the ‘what if’ or ‘could I’ question: What if this was offered for me to participate in? Could I do well or fail miserably like many on TV do?,” said Latana Meade, president of VAVi Sport & Social Club, which is behind this event. “Our hope was to turn the ‘what if’ into a reality.” Though VAVi Sport & Social Club coordinates a medley of adult league sports, it’s also known for its untraditional athletic offerings, such as the Del Mar Mud Run last November.

QUESTIONS continued from page B1 lar basis. 2. What makes this town special to you? It’s a great place to raise a family. We’ve got excellent schools, fantastic weather and easy access to anywhere we want to go. 3. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract, or improve in the area? I would like the proposed Main Street development in Carmel Valley completely built out. Better restaurants in a friendly, walking environment like the Grove in Los Angeles or Kierland Commons in Scottsdale would be a huge improvement. 4. Who or what inspires you? I love the whole concept of the Giving Pledge started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. I only hope that these billionaires live up to their obligations during their lifetimes. I’m also inspired by all the players in the Miracle League who play baseball with such joy and passion every Saturday. 5. If you hosted a dinner

“We have noticed over the last few years that people are more and more open to non-traditional sports and activities,” he said. “The data shows that people love to relive their youth and get a little ridiculous.” Adding to that ridiculousness, race participants are encouraged to don playful costumes, and awards will go out to the best getups. The 5K Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge is open to individual competitors, four-person teams and unlimited team signups (for groups of five or more). More than 5,000 people have already signed up to give the 20-obstacle course their best shot, and race organizers are expecting the 7,000 slots to sell out by race day. After the race there will be a party featuring live music and DJs, beverages, food vendors and kiosks featuring several local businesses. For more information and to register for the ROC Race, please visit

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party for 8, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? John Wooden, Bill Clinton, Bruce Springsteen, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Crystal, Frank Deford, Audrey Hepburn and Katherine Graham. I’m going with a mix of sports, politics, music, comedy and acting. I’ve added Graham, the legendary dinner party hostess, to keep the conversation going. 6. Tell us about what you are currently reading.

“Love you More” by Lisa Gardner. 7. Name a few of your favorite movies. “Hoosiers, Diner, North by Northwest, Sabrina and Body Heat” 8. What haven’t you achieved in your life that you would still like to? My goal is to break 80 on the golf course. That being unlikely, I’d like to move to Del Mar and be able to watch the sun set over the ocean every night.

HAWAII continued from page B1 activism on the Hawaiian sovereignty issue, he conceded. His father served in the U.S. Air Force, and later worked as a civil service engineer. His parents lived in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. “They would look at me like I was nuts,” he said, “like, ‘How dare you?’” But he said he wants non-Hawaiians and those of the older generation of Hawaiian natives to see Bauknight’s film, so they can understand the desires of those she interviewed, who want more control over their destiny and that of the islands. Bauknight said the film has been shown at a number of film festivals and garnered awards. Her next step is to go back to Hawaii and film an update on the activities of those who are pursuing sovereignty, before the film is


released in theaters or broadcast on a national television network in 2012. She also wants to enter it in the Academy Awards competition. “The goal is to get this story out to as many people as possible,” she said. Vierra, who co-writes a column on male-female relationships for this newspaper with his wife, M’Lissa Trent, said he understands that sovereignty for native Hawaiians is a long-shot, but he also believes that sovereignty is the best way for the islanders to improve their health and economic status, as well as protect their culture. “Will I see an independent Hawaii before I die? It would be great, but I don’t know,” he said. For more information about the upcoming screening of the film, and the documentary itself, log onto

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Solana Pacific hosts annual Amazing Quest


n May 6, 384 students, family members and teachers from Solana Pacific school ran in the fifth annual Amazing Quest. Teams raced through Del Mar Highlands shopping center, stacking apples at Jimbo’s, eating Hot Lava cakes and chips and salsa at Dominos and Rubios, and making towel animals at iTan and Pet People. his family event was organized by Amazing Quest and the Solana Pacific PTA. Photos/Daniel Dreifuss


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During the months of May, June and July, students 3 years and older are invited to take up to three free dance classes at Del Mar Ballet. Directors Tom & Muriel Teague want to help point parents in the right direction when choosing a dance school for the fall. When students are very young and their classes are mostly recreational, choosing a school may not seem all that important. But when a child grows up to have talent and a passion for dance, that earlier decision suddenly takes on more importance. By offering this free trial period Del Mar Ballet is making it easier for parents to shop around for the right school. Del Mar Ballet is located at 11211 Sorrento Valley Road with easy access from the freeway. They offer ballet classes for 3 year olds through adult with limited class sizes and superior facilities. Call 858-320-0033 for more information or visit their website at

The Grauer School offers meaningful week-long enrichment camps and fully accredited, UC-approved Summer School classes. Providing the lowest student to teacher ratio of any San Diego private college prep school, Grauer welcomes all students from the greater San Diego community. Grauer Summer School presents core classes in math, history, government, economics, English, biology, chemistry, Spanish and ASL, with camps in art, music, science, computer, sports and study — courses often overlooked by schools that have eliminated these disciplines due to budget cuts. Classes offered June 20-July 29 on Grauer’s beautiful campus located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas. Call (760) 274-2118 or visit for a complete listing.

Happy Time Nursery School Summer Camp Happy Time Nursery School Summer Camp in Rancho Santa Fe strives to have your child become a well- rounded boy or girl with a perfect balance between fun and learning! Your child with have a blast taking riding lessons on our gentle Welsh Ponies, moving around with gymnastics, tapping into their creative side with arts such as drawing and even music, and much more! Along with all of these great activities your child will learn preliminary speaking, listening, reading, writing, and math skills. If you come to summer school you’re child has the option to attend the 2011-2012 school year as well! To contact Happy Time, call 858-756-3694 or visit www.

Can a high school student make a big change in the community? Yes! Philanthropy Leadership in Training (PLT) is a selective one-week leadership program from 25-29. The program provides teens with the opportunity to learn about needs in the community and how they can help make changes. The teens build friendship and leadership skills as they participate in service activities and interact with community leaders throughout the week. They explore their own values within a Jewish context, and conduct site visits to local nonprofits. The program culminates with teens allocating thousands of dollars to community organizations. This is a great way to gain experience and also boost leadership skills for college! It is sponsored by the JCC and the Jewish Community Foundation. Contact for more information about PLT, or to apply for the $3600 Peter Chortek Leadership Award for teen community service. For questions, contact Amy Scher at or call (858) 279.2740.

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‘Blaze My Trail Summer Program’ Watersports Camp offers a variety for middle and high school students of activities for kids this summer Join us this summer at the University of San Diego for the Blaze My Trail Youth program dedicated to the development of middle and high school student’s critical life skills. The University Based program gives students the full university experience where they can learn and increase their skills for lifelong academic, personal, and professional success. The program will be held in three different sessions in June, July and August. For more information, contact Adriana Serrano at 619-260-5976 or Visit

The Watersports Camp is gearing up for another exciting summer camp season. Now with easy online registration, you can choose from full-day and half-day camps in wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and marine science. Wakeboarding camps are still available! The Watersports Camp is sponsored by the Peninsula Family YMCA and is held at SDSU’s and UCSD’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center. Sign up online today at or call (858) 539-2003.


Mathnasium Solana Beach— Summer Camp Programs Mathnasium Solana Beach will offer the following Summer Math Camp classes, from June 20-Aug. 19: Cure for Finger Counting, Master Multiplication (3rd Grade and up,) Jump Start 4th Grade, Master Fractions (4th Grade and up), Jump Start 5th Grade, Master Decimals / Percents (5thGrade and up), Jump Start Pre Algebra (6th grade and up), Percent Advanced ( 8th grade and up), Jump Start Algebra 1, Master Algebra 1, Jump Start Geometry, Master Geometry, SAT Prep. Mathnasium is located at 981-E Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. For more information please contact us at 858-755-6284 or visit our website at


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Allstar Baseball and Softball Academy a hit with pros “If you wish to have your child learn how to play the game of baseball, send them to Coach Kurtis,” said Mike Sweeney, a five-time all star when he was with the Kansas City Royals. Kurtis Swanberg, who runs the All Star Baseball & Softball Academy, draws praises from other former major league players including Brad Ausmus, Steve Finley, Mark Loretta, and David Newhan.

Camps for boys and girls ages 5-13 begin June 10, prices starting at $159 per week. Participants will work to better their pitching, pickoff, hitting, fielding, base running, and bunting skills. They’ll play live games each day, and receive T-Shirts and trophies at the end of camp. For details on the camps go to allstarbaseballsoftball. com or call 858-342-5931.

AW Tennis Academy 2011 Summer Camps Menehune Surf AW Tennis Academy 2011 Summer Tennis Camps are held at the San Diego Jewish Academy at 11860 Carmel Creek Road. Camps are open to the public and are designed for young players of all skill levels ages 6-18. AW Tennis Academy is directed by Adrian Waisfeld, former professional Tennis Player, PTR Certified Professional 1A, and head coach at the San Diego Jewish Academy. The first session begins June 20 with eight weekly sessions running through Aug. 12. Camps include tennis Instruction, matches, fun games, beverages/light snacks, and pizza parties on Fridays. For more information call 858-692-4242 or email Adrian at


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‘StoryTime with Angela n’ Drew’ brings beloved stories to life for children beginning in May! Giraffes, ballerinas and llamas in pink pajamas are just a few of the creative and colorful characters that will be brought to life during a series of FREE inspirational “StoryTime with Angela n’ Drew” children’s book readings at local libraries, bookstores and The Del Mar Plaza beginning May in May. Presented by Scripps Performing Arts Academy, children ages 3-5 will enjoy hearing some of the most beloved and favorite children’s stories all brought to life through dramatic storytelling, live music, sing-a longs and audience participation. For the FREE StoryTime locations “StoryTime with Angela n’ Drew” and times, visit www. And don’t forget to register today for the Scripps Performing Arts Academy, Musical Theatre Summer Campsthere are only a few places left! 858-586-7834.


May 12, 2011

Lax West quickly becoming North County’s premier youth lacrosse organization This summer Lax West will operate several competitive lacrosse Day Camps, Club Teams, and Tournaments for both Boys and Girls. Camps run June 27 through July 19 and focus on fundamental skill development, introduction of team concepts and character building for all participants. Founded by former UVA 4X All American Michael Watson, the Lax West mission is to provide a quality environment that will foster the growth of lacrosse while developing the skills necessary for its student athletes to succeed on the field and in life. Register at www. Inquire @ or 858-220-0546.


Sol Surf Camp a soulful experience We, at Sol Surf Camp, would like to bring back the old Soul and combine it with a new age style of surfing. We intend to teach our campers that riding the right board for the right wave is the best way to fully enjoy their wave riding experience. We want our campers to learn how and why they should respect the ocean, beach and other wave riders, while at the same time totally enjoying the best sport in the world. We teach kids from ages 6 and up about water safety, wave riding safety, beach safety all while creating new friends that may last a lifetime. Sol Surf Camp maintains a not greater than a 1 to 3 camper to instructor ratio. Contact us at 619-889-0404 or

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Helen Woodward Animal Center Angel’s Tennis Camp at Country Critter Camp: Where kids connect Day full of fun for all levels & interact with animals Join us at the Helen Woodward Animal Center Spring Critter Camp. Our week-long camps run from June 6 to Aug. 9, giving children an opportunity to interact with and learn about the animals who share our world. As they have fun, campers learn respect, compassion and how to provide a lifetime of care for animals. Our camp provides an enthusiastic staff of instructors; hands-on animal encounters; fun, animal-related crafts, games and activities that are age and developmentally appropriate, and guest presentations and speakers. Sign up for the whole week! Call our Education Department at (858) 756-4117, ext. 318, or stop by to sign up at 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe. For more information about the Helen Woodward Animal Center go to

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2011 Summer Drama Fun Camp North Coast Repertory Theatre This year’s Summer Drama Fun Camp will be held July 11 – July 29. We are excited to announce that camp will be held on site at North Coast Repertory Theatre! Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $215 per week. As a parental option, early drop off is available beginning at 8:30 a.m. for an additional fee of $17.50 per week. For parents who require late pick-up, there is additional fee of $25 per week. Late pick-up runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Both early drop off and late pickup is available for a reduced rate of $35 per week. For more information, please call (858) 481-1055 or email ormingA mingA Art rts o




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Celtic mythology has last laugh in ‘A Dram of Drummhicit’ BY DIANA SAENGER Staff Writer Playwrights Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley’s world premiere musical, “A Dram of Drummhicit” opening May 17 at the La Jolla Playhouse, is based on an article in the London Times about fairies stopping a construction project in Scotland. Artistic Director Christopher Ashley helms the comedy that runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre through June 12. The story evolves around Robert Bruce (Murphy Guyer from Broadway’s “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”), an American entrepreneur who is building a luxurious golf course on an island in Scotland. When major problems “arise,” Bruce beckons his “fixer” Charles Pearse to come to Scotland. “It seems there’s a report about bog bodies popping up and stopping the construction,” said Lucas

Hall, who plays Charles. “So I must fix the problem. And this is a real occurrence that happened around these islands, as the bodies buried there didn’t decompose because of the iron chemicals in the ground and they would occasionally pop up in the brine.” Although it sounds like a horror story “A Dram of Drummhicit” is far from it. The hint’s in its title – dram meaning a “wee bit” and Drummhicit, a fictional name for Scottish ale. Also, many of the scenes take place in a pub. Hall has performed Off-Broadway and in the tour of “The Merchant of Venice,” “Othello,” “The Hasty Heart” and “The Tempest,” among others and twice at the Old Globe. He said he couldn’t remember the last time he’s had so much fun working in a play. “Part of it is my character. He goes on such a wild journey. In the begin-

If you go What: “A Dram of Drummhicit” When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, May 17– June 12 Where: La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre, UCSD campus Tickets: $35-75 Box Office: (858) 550-1010; Website:

ning, of course, I don’t believe in fairies, but at what point does one get over one’s cynicism and go with the flow because you believe it so strongly? I also love this story because it’s magical and mythical and the characters are so exciting. “The story requires a big cast because it’s important to create the community of the town in Scot-

Audiences will find much mirth in the mythical merriment of ‘A Dram of Drummhicit.’ land, and who these people are. We’re lucky to use a lot of UCSD students — some have roles that were in the script and some are just used in pub scenes. I’m impressed by their abilities; they are all fabulous.” Hall said the cast is also fortunate that playwright Ar-

thur Kopit (“Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad,” “Indians” — Tony-nominee, finalist for Pulitzer Prize and “Wings” – Tony-nominee, finalist for Pulitzer Prize) is on the set. “He’s got the answers to anything and is so accessible,” Hall explained. “And there’s a great collaboration between Chris, Arthur and the actors. Having them on board to enhance a scene is great. Chris is wonderful at finding a moment and giving you one little note that opens an entirely different chapter into the character.” Although the play contains strong language and some adult content, Hall is excited that “A Dram of Drummhicit” will appeal to a wide audience.

Coastal Cities Jazz Band to present tribute to Big Band era The Coastal Cities Jazz Band will pay tribute to the Big Band era on May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Community Church with music from the libraries of some of the most popular bands in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. In addition, the band will premier a new arrangement by Sammy Nestico, “Surrey With a Fringe on Top.” Both vocalist Michael Ruhl and Rick Evans were entertainers on cruise ships for a period of time and will be lending their talents for this concert. Carlsbad Community Church is located at the corner of Jefferson and Pine, Carlsbad. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors and students).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012321 The name of the business: Berberich International located at: 8414 Travis Court San Diego, CA 92126 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Aaron Michael Berberich 8414 Travis Court San Diego, CA 92126 Holly Berberich 8414 Travis Court San Diego, CA 92126. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The transaction of business began on: January 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 26, 2011 Holly Berberich DM494 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-013543 The name of the business: theRECommunity Lending located at: 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: BluFi Lending Corporation 1808 Aston Avenue, Suite 190 Carlsbad, CA 92008 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAY 09, 2011 John C. Lee, President/CEO CV250 May 12, 19, 26 June 2, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-011368 The name of the business: TMJ and Sleep Therapy Center of San Diego located at: 11515 El Camino Real, Suite 160 San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Martin P. Abelar, D.D.S. Martin P. Abelar 11515 El Camino Real, Suite 160 San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: 01/01/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 15, 2011 Martin P. Abelar, D.D.S. CV249 May 12, 19, 26 June 2, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0074650 Title Order No. 08-8-279224 Investor/Insurer No. 410186721 APN No. 323146-09-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/25/2004. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JESUS

May 12, 2011 G. MARTINEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., dated 10/25/2004 and recorded 11/02/04, as Instrument No. 20041038932, in Book , Page 19873), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, will sell on 06/02/2011 at 10:00AM, At the South entrance to the County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 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: 14507 GARDEN ROAD, POWAY, CA, 92064. 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 $491,441.42. 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. DATED: 10/18/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:— Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3986009 05/12/2011, 05/19/2011, 05/26/2011 CV248 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012745 The name of the business: Pacific Petcare located at: 12720 Carmel Country Rd. #100 San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Veterinary Solutions, Inc. 12720 Carmel Country Rd. #100 San Diego, CA 92130 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 4/2/1992. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 29, 2011 John Boyd, CEO P1823 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012601 The name of the business: a. MK Performance Inc. b. McCauley and Company located at: 3245 Brookside Lane Encinitas, CA 92024 San Diego County mailing address: 2240 Encinitas Blvd, Suite D294 Encinitas, CA 92024, is hereby registered by the following: MK Performance Group Inc. 3240 Brookside Lane Encinitas, CA 92024 CA. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 4/15/2011.

This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 28, 2011 Kelli McCauley, President DM493 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 247596CA Loan No. 3013855394 Title Order No. 715549 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-19-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-05-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070376926, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: TINA WRIGHT, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 220 WEST BROADWAY, SAN DIEGO, CA Legal Description: LOTS 9 AND 10 IN BLOCK 6 OF LA JOLLA PARK, IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 352, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, MARCH 22, 1887. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,288,065.75 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7443 EADS AVENUE LA JOLLA (SAN DIEGO), CA 92037 APN Number: 350-611-0300 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-282011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE

COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3969966 04/28/2011, 05/05/2011, 05/12/2011 DM486 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 447614CA Loan No. 0700131881 Title Order No. 706250 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-28-2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-19-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-08-2005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2005-0578801, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: RICK E. KIRWAN AND NANCY A. KIRWAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 220 WEST BROADWAY , SAN DIEGO, CA Legal Description: PARCEL 1: THAT PORTION OF LOTS 2 AND 3 IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANCH 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN, AND THAT PORTION OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK 46 RANCHO SANTA FE, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 1742, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, DECEMBER 28, 1922, ALL IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A WHOLE AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 4 IN SAID BLOCK 46; THENCE NORTH 32º20` WEST ALONG THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN SAID RANCHO SANTA FE AND SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 386.55 FEET TO THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN DEED TO CURTIS M. BROWN AND WIFE, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 24, 1945 IN BOOK 1953,

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EAST 151.14 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHWESTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 50 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE 56.68 FEET THROUGH AN ANGLE OF 59º13`; THENCE TANGENT TO SAID CURVE SOUTH 8º24` EAST 9.89 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE NORTHEASTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 70 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE 102.63 FEET THROUGH AN ANGLE OF 84º00`; THENCE TANGENT TO SAID CURVE NORTH 87º36` EAST 65.97 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHWESTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 79.53 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE 30.57 FEET TO A POINT IN THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID RANCHO SANTA FE DISTANT THEREON 24.57 FEET NORTHWESTERLY FROM THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF ABOVE MENTIONED ‘’BROWN LAND’’. THE SIDE LINE OF SAID STRIP OF LAND BEING PROLONGED OR SHORTENED SO THAT SAID STRIP WILL TERMINATE ON THE NORTHEAST IN THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID RANCHO SANTA FE. EASEMENT PARCEL ‘’C’’: THAT PORTION OF LOT 3 IN SAID SECTION 6, LYING, WITHIN A CIRCULAR PARCEL OF LAND HAVING A RADIUS OF 20.00 FEET CENTERED AT THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE STRIP OF LAND ABOVE DESCRIBED UNDER PARCEL ‘’B’’ AND NOT INCLUDED IN SAID 20.00 FOOT STRIP OF LAND. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THOSE PORTIONS THEREOF LYING WITHIN PARCEL 1 AND HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,273,086.23 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 15122 EL CAMINO REAL DEL MAR, CA 92014 APN Number: 302-041-3100 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-26-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee LOREN LOPEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or (714) 573-1965 or www.priority posting. com ASAP# 3974254 04/28/2011, 05/05/2011, 05/12/2011 DM485


The Del Mar City Council introduced the following ordinance on May 9, 2011, with the following vote: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Del Mar, California, authorizing an amendment to the contract between the City Council of the City of Del Mar and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. AYES:

Mayor Mosier, Deputy Mayor Hilliard, Council Members Filanc, Haydu and Sinnott NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

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Adoption of the ordinance will be considered on June 6, 2011.

Call (800) 914-6434 or (858) 218-7200


Mercedes Martin

May 10, 2011 Date

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May 12, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009771 The name of the business: a. Encinitas Review b. Leucadia Review c. Cardiff Review located at: 3702 Via De La Valle, Suite 202W Del Mar, CA 92014 San Diego County is hereby registered by the following: Mainstreet Communications LLC 6400 Monterey Road Gilroy, CA 95020 Delaware This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 04, 2011 Anthony Allegretti, CEO RSF167 May 12, 19, 26 June 2, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00088876-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO HALL OF JUSTICE 330 WEST BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Frances G. Goldstein on behalf of minor child: Cory Lawrence Shively, minor. Filed a petition for decree changing name from Cory Lawrence Shively to Cory Lawrence Goldstein. It is hereby ordered that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court in Department 8 of the San Diego County Superior Court at 220 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 on City of Del Mar Design Review Board Agenda Del Mar Communications Center 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF AGENDIZED ITEMS ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD/STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items) HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA Clean Water Presentation [Mikhail Ogawa]. DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR CONTINUED APPLICATIONS: ITEM 1 DRB-10-05 and CDP-10-04 –TAKEN OFF THE AGENDA APN: 300-252-07 Location: 641 Hoska Applicant: Paul Benton Architect Owner: Joan D. Lasensky Zone: R1-10 (Low Density Residential) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean CrutchďŹ eld, Associate Planner Description: A request for a Design Review and Coastal Development Permit to demolish a one-story, single-family residence and construct a two-story single-family residence with associated grading, landscape/ hardscape and site improvements. ITEM 2 DRB-11-03 – TAKEN OFF THE AGENDA APN: 299-280-52 Location: 1563 Luneta Drive Applicant/Owner: Joe Bruderer-Schwab Representative: Greg Jordan Zone: R1-10 (Low Density Residential) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to construct a 30-inchhigh, 300 square-foot wooden deck platform with access stairs. ADJOURNMENT

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June 07, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., Dept. 8, and then and there show cause, if any they have, why the application for change of name should not be granted. It is further ordered that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Carmel Valley News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. Date: April 21, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV246 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010042 The name of the business: Milestone Building Group located at: 991 C Lomas Santa Fe Dr. #409 Solana Beach, CA 92075 SD County, is hereby registered by the following: Shapiro & St. Martin Inc. 991 C Lomas Santa Fe Dr. #409 Solana Beach, CA 92075 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 05, 2011 Devon St. Martin, COO CV245 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012016 The name of the business: Coastal County Financial located at: 12075 Carmel Mtn Rd. #207 San Diego, CA 92128 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: 1. Jessie Imanil 2074 Johnston Glen Escondido, CA 92029. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: 04/01/2011. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 22, 2011 Jessie F. Imanil CV244 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00053632-CU-PT-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 325 South Melrose Vista, CA 92081 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Erin Thompson ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Erin Thompson to Aeryn Boyd. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall 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. MAY 31, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 3 at the address: 325 South Melrose Vista, CA 92081. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a 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. Del Mar Times.


To place your ad call 800.914.6434 Date: APR. 18, 2011. Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court DM487 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-011033 The name of the business: Contemporary Confections located at: 2515 Via Merano Del Mar, CA 92014 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Contemporary Confections LLC 2515 Via Merano Del Mar, CA 92014 California. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 13, 2011 Pamela Gleason, Co-Founder/Managing Member DM489 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00089888-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Xiumin Pierce ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Xiumin Pierce to Xiumin Tian Pierce. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall 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. JUNE 01, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 8 at the address: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a 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. Carmel Valley News. Date: APR. 19, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV243 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010670 The name of the business: Miombo Consulting located at: 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Gideon Leeman 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130 Margaret Susan Levick 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 11, 2011 Michael Gideon Leeman CV242 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009625


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday the 23rd day of May 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California, the City Council will conduct public hearing(s) on the following: s2ESOLUTIONAMENDINGTHE4RANS.ET,OCAL3TREETSAND2OADS0ROGRAM OF0ROJECTSFOR&ISCAL9EARS THROUGH  Those desiring to be heard in favor of, or in opposition to, this item will be given an opportunity to do so during such hearing or by writing to the City Council at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Attention: City Clerk. On any correspondence, please reference the hearing title and date. Under California Government Code 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in Court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Mercedes Martin MERCEDES MARTIN, City Clerk

May 9, 2011 Date

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The name of the business: a. Twentyone Volleyball b. Twentyone Beach Volleyball Club located at: 13497 Tiverton Road San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Mark Gallo 13497 Tiverton Road San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: 03/23/2011. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 01, 2011 Mark Gallo CV241 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00088793-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner David Lok Wai Ng ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: David Lok Wai Ng to David Lok Wai Wu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall 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. MAY 18, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 8 at the address: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a 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. Carmel Valley News. Date: APR. 01, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV240 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-008511 The name of the business: Toledo Registration & Tax Service located at: 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054, San Diego County Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 1497 Vista, CA 92085, is hereby registered by the following: Rosa Toledo Wray 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054 Stephen Ramsey Wray 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054 This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 22, 2011 Stephen Wray DM484 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009315 The name of the business: CKGETFIT located at: 12603 Crest Knolls Ct. San Diego, CA 92130 , is hereby registered by the following: Catherine Kohler 12603 Crest Knolls Ct. San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 3/20/11. This statement was ďŹ led with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 29, 2011 Catherine Kohler CV238 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011

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Ethics, client service deliver success for Realtor Megan Deglow As an accomplished real estate professional for the past 11 years, and as the leader of the San Diego chapter of the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund (IGRF), Megan Deglow has excelled by applying her sense of compassion and tenacious work ethic. Deglow is based out of Prudential California Realty’s Carmel Valley office and experienced in multiple aspects of real estate. Deglow was originally motivated to become involved with the IGRF after she adopted her first Italian Greyhound in 2001. Since that time she has helped to coordinate a number of successful fundraisers and social events to support the organization; she rehomed 33 Italian Greyhounds in the San Diego area last year with the help of several volunteers. “Getting to see a dog undergo a total transformation from being unwanted and uncared for to being adopted by Megan Deglow someone that is so thankful and appreciative to have a dog in their life is very rewarding,” commented Deglow. By combining her comprehensive knowledge of real estate with her passion for helping other people, Deglow has earned referrals, repeat business and an outstanding reputation in San Diego’s real estate community. With a background in real estate that encompasses the sale and marketing of luxury homes, escrow coordination, commercial leasing and property management, as well as the purchase and sale of residential properties, she is a trusted advisor for clients with a broad spectrum of needs. Deglow attributes her ability to deliver seamless closings to her attention to detail, focus on the goals of her clients and experience assisting a top escrow officer in San Diego County. She also cites her proficiency with technology for allowing her to remain connected with her clients, provide them with relevant information and effectively market their homes. For more information about the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund, please visit www. Megan Deglow can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Carmel Valley office, at 858-213-7121, via email at, or on the web at

HOME OF THE WEEK 1359 Via Alta, Del Mar 3 bedrooms / 2.5 baths / 2,320sf Beautiful Olde Del Mar location, a short walk to the Village and Del Mar beach. Panoramic ocean and Torrey Pines views with 1/4 acre, kid-friendly yard. Artistic showpiece designed by a well known Del Mar architect. Large windows showcase great indoor-outdoor entertaining. Enjoy large private lot, gorgeous teak and mahogany, skylights and more! Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and hardwood floors. Offered at $2,299,000

May 12, 2011


OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY $469,888 2BR/2.5BA $669,000 3BR/3BA $689,000 4BR/3BA $729,500 4BR/3BA $759,000 4BR/3BA $769,000 4BR/3BA $1,079,000 5BR/3BA $1,199,500 5BR/4.5BA $1,249,000 5BR/4BA $1,279,888 4BR/3.5BA $1,329,000 4BR/4.5BA $1,345,000 4BR/4BA $1,795,000 6BR/6.5BA $2,599,000-$2,899,000 5BR/6BA

12519 El Camino Real, # E Fred Bandi, Coldwell Banker Residential Brok 3994 Carmel Brooks Way Donna Lilly, Coldwell Banker Del Mar Village 15508 Paseo Del Sur Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential 6046 Blue Dawn, Carmel Valley Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 12615 Futura Street Adia Daniels, Coldwell Banker Del Mar Village 11438 Pleasant Ridge Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 10982 Cloverhurst Wy Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential 4490 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential 10618 Hunters Glen Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker 4935 Hidden Dune Ct Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential 4358 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential 13138 Winstanley Way Hamideh Oloomi Raafat, Sampson California Realty 13250 Lansdale Ct Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential 5739 Meadows Del Mar Lucienne Lastovic, Coldwell Banker Del Mar Village

$900,000-$999,000 5BR/4.5BA $950,000-$1,095,876 4BR/2.5BA $995,000 3BR/3.5BA $1,929,000 5BR/2.5BA $2,299,000 3BR/2.5BA

3437 Caminito Santa Fe Downs Laleh & Niloo, Coldwell Banker 13656 Mira Montana David Schroed, Prudential CA Realty 3311 Caminito Cabo Viejo Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Associates 15031 Paso Del Sol Nancy Rinehart, Coldwell Banker Del Mar Village 1359 Via Alta Debbie Carpenter, Real Living Lifestyles

$950,000 2BR/2.5BA $479,000 3BR/2BA

160 Phoebe Street Christel Carlyle, Coldwell banker Del Mar Village 1080 Cottage Way Garth M. Clem, Sampson California Realty

$1,499,000 5BR/4.55BA $1,599,000 3BR/3.5BA $2,695,000 5BR/3BA $2,700,000 5BR/5.5BA $3,495,000 4BR/7BA

7989 Kathryn Crosby Court K. Ann Brziolis, Prudential California Realty 8232 The Landing Way K. Ann Brizolis, Prudential California Realty 5274 La Glorieta Chaco Clotfelter, Willis Allen Real Estate 16210 Via Cazadero St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker 5626 Via De La Cumbre Lisa Schoelen, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-342-1801 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-200-2720 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525 Sat 1:00-4:00 858-699-1145 Sat 1:00-4:00 858-342-1287 Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-699-1145 Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-829-9394 Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:30-4:30 858-366-3295

DEL MAR Sun 1:00-4:00 858-864-6464 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-459-0202 Sun 2:00-6:00 858-525-2291 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-985-6297 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-794-9422

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SANTALUZ $985,000-$1,055,000 3BR/3BA $1,389,000 4BR/4.5BA

14448 Rock Rose Gretchen and Alan Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker Residential 14252 Caminito Lazanja Gretchen and Alan Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker Residential $1,999,900-$2,499,900 8178 Run of the Knolls Court 4BR/5.5BA Gretchen and Alan Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker Residential

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Pool & spa !

Gorgeous views ! Promontory - $1,499,000 $1 499 000

Del Mar Place - $1,099,000

Santa fe summit - $1,125,000

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In escrow

Immaculately upgraded ! Sansonnet - $1,099,000

Amador - $1,595,000

Belmont - $1,199,000

In escrow

Custom estate home! The crosby - $3,250,000

In escrow

OCEAN VIEWS! Huntington heights - $1,295,000

Torrey woo To woods oo o s - $1 $1,499,000 499 000 858.793.7637 May 2011

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5-12-2011 Carmel Valley News  
5-12-2011 Carmel Valley News  

National Award- Winning Newspaper BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer In its final fundraising push, the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation was...