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BY JOE TASH CONTRIBUTOR A divided Santa Fe Irrigation District Board of Directors ordered staff to plan for a 6 percent rate increase for 2012 at its meeting on Thursday, May 19, but the public will have a chance to weigh in before the decision becomes final. On a 3-2 vote, with directors Robert “Bud” Irvin and Ken Dunford opposed, the board directed staff to build the 6 percent increase into its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The rate increase, if left unchanged by the board, would take effect on Jan. 1, 2012. In the face of opposition from customers, the board in November approved rate increases of up to 36 percent over a three-year period. The increase tentatively approved at the May 19 meeting is for the second year of that three-year cycle. A 12 percent increase took effect earlier this year. A public hearing on the proposed 2011-12 budget, including the 6 percent increase for 2012, is scheduled for June 16 at the district’s headquarters, 5920 Linea del Cielo. The draft budget presented to the board last week calls for operating expenses of $20.9 million, and revenue of $22.2 million, based on a staff recommendation of a 12 percent rate increase for 2012. Under that scenario, the district would have had a projected operating surplus of $1.3 mil-

See INCREASE, page 30

RSF Association begins process to possibly buy property for open space tion,” said Paul Slater of Coastal Property Solutions. The appraisal will cost about $4,000 and take about 30 days to complete. If the board does vote to acquire the land, under the bylaws they just have to send notice to Covenant members. There will be a community meeting and members can file a petition to force a community vote, but board member Deb Plummer said the Association should hold a vote of the membership anyway. “Based on the fact that we don’t have the money in our coffers to purchase this, I’d love to see it go out to a vote,” Plummer said. (The sellers have indicated that they will provide a portion of the purchase price as a carryback note, according to

See property, page 30

May 26, 2011

Board lifts mandatory restrictions on water use

Water district board directs staff to plan for 6 percent rate increase

BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER The Rancho Santa Fe Association is taking the first steps toward acquiring a 47.73-acre lot for open space in the Covenant. At its May 19 meeting, the board voted to move forward with the appraisal property for the land on Rambla de las Flores and El Acebo. Board member Anne Feighner said it was “well worth pursuing” as the property is beautiful and would add nearly 50 acres to the Ranch’s open space program. “There are very few opportunities where land this large and this unique has become available for acquisition and this particular parcel is an ideal fit for an open space acquisi-


ACTIVE RSF SPRING — RSF residents were kept busy with a number of recent events. (Top) Nathan Catledge, Teddy Knickrehm, Sammy Cesari, Andrew Golden and David Gauvreau perform “I Like to Move it” at the RSF Community Center’s Lip Sync Show & Dance Party. Photo/Daniel Dreifuss; (Top inset) Karen Nicholas and Norma Kerbel welcome people to RSF School’s Latin Festival. Photo/Rob McKenzie; (Middle row, l-r) Following an ancient Scottish tradition, just after noon on May 17, a bagpiper walked up the 18th fairway at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club towards the first tee, welcoming very important people to the club. Thirty-two Navy SEALs were invited to play golf with donors who had each contributed $10,000 to the Navy SEALs Foundation, and were hosted by RSF resident Greg Hillgren. He and others have formed an informal exclusive “confederation” of committed business/professional/community leaders who will make themselves available to support the Navy SEALs Foundation. Bagpiper and retired LA firefighter John Keys at the event. Photo/Rob McKenzie; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo proudly displays the first place trophy he won after he posted a final-round 67 (— 4) to win the 13th Cox Celebrity Championship by two strokes over former hockey player Dan Quinn. The event, which was held last weekend at Morgan Run Club & Resort in RSF, raised money for the [Drew] Brees Dream Foundation. Photo/Karen Billing. See more on all inside.

BY JOE TASH CONTRIBUTOR Mandatory restrictions on water use — including a three-days-per-week limit on watering landscaped areas — have been lifted for customers of the Santa Fe Irrigation District, which serves Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Fairbanks Ranch. The irrigation district’s board of directors voted unanimously to lift the restrictions at its meeting on Thursday, May 19. The water-use restrictions, including a requirement that all residential and commercial customers cut back on water use by 6 percent, had been in place since July 1, 2009, as the state grappled with a water shortage caused by drought and environmental issues. “All indications are that water supplies for this year and the coming year are adequate,” irrigation district general manager Michael Bardin told the board. “It’s a good water year in California,” he said. Rainfall totals are at or above normal throughout California for the period from July 1 of last year through May 19, according to the National Weather Service website. The rainfall total for that period at San Diego Lindbergh Field was 12.5 inches, or 117 percent of normal, while Ramona received 24.13 inches, or 149 percent of normal. In a report to the board, irrigation district staff noted that the snowpack in California’s mountains is above average for the second year in a row, and that conservation by See RESTRICTIONS, page 30


May 26, 2011

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Community invited to participate David Jaffe to leave San Dieguito Union High School District I’ve made and the colleagues I’ve come Jaffe as their new principal. MARSHA SUTTON worked with. That doesn’t go away.” Jaffe said he was impressed at how SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER in RSF 4th of July Parade & Picnic BY Beth Hergesheimer, SDUHSD the school was being run and was atDavid Jaffe, San Dieguito Union

The Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade & Picnic will be held on Monday, July 4, at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Chaco Clotfelter at or Shannon Mountain at 858-5686876.

The Book Works to close this summer BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER The Book Works, located at Flower Hill Promenade, will close by mid-summer after 35 years in business. Owner Lisa Stefanacci said that the decision to close was made at the beginning of May when she “finally acknowledged that the bookstore couldn’t pull its own weight.” “Running the bookstore has been a dream come true,” Stefanacci said via email. “What I’ve enjoyed most is deciding which books to buy for the store from the thousands and thousands that are published each year, and then helping customers find a great book for themselves or for a gift, using conversation and insight to help them make a great choice instead of using a computer algorithm.” She said she does not have plans yet for what she will do next but is thankful for her faithful Book Works customers that she said have enriched her life. “I’m grateful and inspired to have met so many people with a shared passion for reading,” Stefanacci said. For more information on The Book Works, visit www.

High School District executive director of curriculum and assessment, has resigned his position to become principal at Chabad Hebrew Academy, a private Jewish day school in Scripps Ranch serving students from preschool to eighth grade. Jaffe, former Canyon Crest Academy principal who opened CCA in 2004 and left to serve at the district office in 2007, said he’s leaving SDUHSD for the opportunity to work directly with children and help grow a school that he said has a “great foundation” but is ready to move to the next level. Chabad Hebrew Academy serves about 300 students from all parts of the county, with about one-third residing in Carmel Valley, said head of school Rabbi Josef Fradkin. Fradkin said he and his staff are thrilled to wel-

tracted to the people, the organization and the sense of community. “It’s a totally different opportunity and a totally different environment completely,” he said. But it’s the direct contact with children and being at a school that he’s missed the most. “I absolutely love working with kids,” he said. Jaffe said he plans to build the middle school and “maybe put a structure in place to expand into high school.” Jaffe started at San Dieguito in 1993 as a teacher, then an assistant principal, then principal, and finally his current position which he’s held for four years. “I’ve been in the district for 17 years, and leaving it is tough,” he said. “It’s where I grew up professionally, and I will always remember the friends

The Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters Association Local 4349, in conjunction with the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Live Rescue Demonstration on Saturday, June 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Station 2, located at 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Tickets are $6 for adults / $4 for children and will be available at the door. In addition to providing dinner, firefighters will be on-hand to demonstrate rescue techniques and offer informative displays including:


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school board president, said, “We’re disappointed we can’t keep him. It’s our loss, their gain, definitely.” “I take with me 17 wonderful years,” Jaffe said. “I’ve learned so much, and I get to share that with the school I’m going to.” A notice was sent to district staff members on Monday from SDUHSD supt. Ken Noah, notifying them of Jaffe’s departure, effective July 1. “David has been a valued member of my leadership team, and I’ll miss him greatly,” Noah’s message said. Taking Jaffe’s place will be San Dieguito Academy high school principal Mike Grove. Noah said the district will begin advertising for Grove’s replacement immediately.

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Kids’ Turn San Diego receives grant from RSF resident Linda Brandes Kids’ Turn San Diego recently received a $10,000 grant from Rancho Santa Fe resident Linda Brandes through the Linda Brandes Foundation. The grant will be used to support psycho-educational workshops for families going through high-conflict divorce, separation or custody disputes. Kids’ Turn is a unique program of prevention and intervention dedicated to helping children whose parents have become opponents. A psycho-educational approach, focused on the whole family, helps children understand and cope with the harsh realities of divorce or separation and custody disputes. Kids’ Turn is a non-profit workshop for children and their parents with a proven record. Kids’ Turn’s psycho-educational ap-

proach is the only one of its kind in Southern California. “Serving the entire San Diego County, and reaching all who need Kids’ Turn are our top priorities, for we have a proven, effective and life-changLinda Brandes ing curriculum that makes a significant difference in the lives of these children and families,” said Jim Davis, executive director, Kids’ Turn San Diego. For more information, visit

Torrey Pines High School Football’s annual Golf Classic to be held at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club Come support the proud and honored history of Falcon football on Monday, June 20, at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The day’s schedule will kick-off with a noon shotgun start. At 4:30 p.m. is a wine tasting and “Football 101” with Torrey Pines Head Football Coach Scott Ashby. The silent auction begins at 5 p.m. with many exciting trips and packages, followed by a delicious dinner and awards. Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Paul Rudy will serve as the Master of Ceremonies . Rudy is well known for his popular TV show “Prep Pigskin Report” on KUSI. Registration for the day of golf, which includes box lunch and dinner is $250 per person. Dinner, auction, and wine tasting is $75. Dinner and auction only is $65. TPHS alum Jeff Fargo and his wife, Bernadette, are chairing this year’s event, assisted by an amazing group of parent volunteers. Please contact the Torrey Pines Foundation office at (858) 793-3551 or for information on this event as well as other great ways to support this award-winning public high school.

May 26, 2011


County redistricting plans in progress; Public input wanted The County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee has begun developing proposals for redrawing the County’s five supervisorial districts, but there is still plenty of opportunity for the public to give feedback and suggestions to the committee. About one month remains before the committee must make its final redistricting recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Redistricting determines which supervisorial district residents live and vote in, so everyone has a stake. Every 10 years after the federal census, the district boundaries must be redefined to balance the districts’ populations. To learn about the committee’s work so far, view videos of past meetings and review drafts of proposed redistricting plans developed by the committee and the public, visit the County’s redistricting website at gov/redistricting. The public can also submit suggestions to the Redistricting Advisory Committee through the website, e-mail or U.S. mail. To follow the committee’s work and comment in person, the public is encouraged to attend any or all of the remaining Redistricting Advisory Committee meetings scheduled for June 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. and June 13 at 9 a.m. in Room 310 at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway in San Diego. The County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee is a citizen’s panel charged with gathering public opinion and recommending no more than three proposed redistricting plans to the Board of Supervisors by June 28. The board will consider redistricting proposals at its own public meetings and adopt a final redistricting plan that takes effect in early September.

RSF Toastmasters recognized as one of the top ‘New Member’ clubs in District 5 Toastmasters Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters was recognized at the District 5 Toastmasters Spring Conference held on May 21 for signing up five new members during February/March 2011. Only six out of the 143 Toastmaster clubs in the district signed more members. Why is Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters attracting such interest? Every week, the club provides a supportive, professional and fun environment to learn how to be better at public speaking. Jonathon Collopy and Paul Brown, RSF Toastmaster club officers, recently completed their competent communicator manuals by delivering the 10 basic speeches required by Toastmasters to achieve that level, joining several other members who have also reached that goal. They will now begin working on their Advanced Communicator level. This senior leadership in the club gives back by mentoring new members, assisting everyone in becoming better speakers. Patricia Fripp, keynote speaker at the District 5 Spring Conference, and one of the most electrifying speakers in North America, noted that one of the most important skills anyone can have is to stand up in front of a group of people and deliver a coherent, articulate message. Interested in improving your public speaking? Come join us for a meeting on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Questions? Contact Paul Brown at or 858-349-2623.

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Torrey Pines High School grad headed to Harvard Medical School

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball raises over $750,000 The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) San Diego Chapter announced that the recent Promise Ball raised more than $750,000 for type 1 diabetes research. More than 400 guests attended the black-tie affair at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Qualcomm Incorporated was the Presenting Sponsor for the black-tie event, which has raised over $11 million since its inception in 1999. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes by funding the best diabetes research in the world. For more information, visit the JDRF web site at or call 858-597-0240.

Amy O’Brien, a 2006 graduate of Torrey Pines High School, will begin her studies at Harvard Medical School this August. Amy graduated from Torrey Pines in 2006. While attending Torrey Pines, she was an active participant in the AVID program. Targeting students who are considered to be educationally disadvantaged, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful Amy O’Brien and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. Following her success at Torrey Pines, Amy went on to study biology at Brown University in Providence, RI. While at Brown, she was on the equestrian team. She began her studies focusing on creative writing, but went on to graduate from Brown University with honors in biology and immunology in 2010. She credits her change of direction to her experiences mentoring at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where she found a desire to pursue medicine. After graduation, Amy began work at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn. Founded by actor Paul Newman in 1988, and named for the secret, outlaw hidingplace from his film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has been serving seriously ill children with a remarkably empowering away experience for more than 20 years. Amy was a counselor at the camp last summer and plans to return this summer prior to her matriculation into medical school. Her experience at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has solidified her desire to pursue a career in pediatrics following medical school.

Canyon Crest Academy Places 1st in National Math Contest Canyon Crest Academy has some of the best high-school mathematicians in the country, as demonstrated by its 1st-place finish in the 2011 Collaborative Problem-Solving Contest (CPSC), a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing ( While most math competitions encourage rote memorization, familiar problems, and quick mental reflexes, the CPSC presents schools with 15 unique, intricate problems to

be solved over the course of a week. Under the guidance of coach Brian Shay, students worked together using brainstorming, collaboration, research, and technology to solve the problems, gaining experience with skills that will be critical in college and their careers. In addition to its overall 1st-place recognition, Canyon Crest Academy was commended for having the highest score on seven of the 15 problems, including a difficult one involving an analysis of published data from the Ke-

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RSF teen wins women’s shortboard title at championship BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Surfer Danny Dean is ticking down the days until it’s officially summer. School’s out on June 17 and starting then she’ll be dropped off at the beach at 7 a.m. and ride the ocean all day long. The 16-yearold Rancho Santa Fe resident is just putting in the necessary work toward her goal of becoming a professional surfer. Danny recently won the open women’s shortboard title at the Western Surfing Association’s Gatorade Hoppy Swartz Memorial West Coast Championships on May 14-15, also finishing fourth in the girls under-18 division. In addition to her individual accomplishments, she also competes for the Canyon Crest Academy surf team. The junior was named this year’s MVP. “The ocean definitely has to cooperate,” said Danny of her performances in surf contests. “I like competing because it really



puts my skills to the test and I’m a competitive person.” Danny started surfing when she was 10, but really started to take it more seriously at age 13. She credits Rancho Del Mar Surf Camp and Dan Mori of Fulcrum Surf for really helping to develop her talent on the waves. “(Fulcrum) helped me out a lot and kind of set me up,” Danny said. Danny is in the water every day—she gets out early from school to surf in the afternoons. Twice a week Danny trains at Dean Sports Consulting’s training facility in San Clemente, run by Kevyn Dean, the medical director and lead trainer for Surfing America and the PacSun USA Surf Team. Her favorite surf spot is Seaside near Cardiff, which she praised for its “left and right” and because she’s met so many friends there. She has been fortunate to surf some pretty amazing spots in the world—she’s


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May 26, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

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Local science professor tackles the ‘unfinished business’ of writing thriller and science fiction novels Author to discuss novel at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor For Marc André Meyers, whose continuing career as a researcher spanning more than 40 years has gained him a worldwide scientific reputation, writing novels is simply taking care of “unfinished business,” something he always wanted to do and is now doing. Meyers is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science at the University of California San Diego. He heads a materials science group at UCSD: he is an expert in explosives, but for the past 10 years has concentrated on applying his research to biological materials; he is the author of three science and engineering books, including the classic textbook, “Dynamic Behavior of Materials” (J. Wiley, 1994); and, most recently, he authored

two novels, the Decemberreleased thriller “Chechnya Jihad” and the 2006 science fiction novel “Mayan Mars.” A book-signing and discussion with Meyers is scheduled for Saturday, May 28, at 2 p.m. in the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego; and at the UCSD Bookstore, Tuesday, May 31, at noon. At 64, Meyers is grayhaired, tall, lean, sophisticated, well-travelled, fluent in five languages, a divorced father of two grown children and grandfather of two, who keeps in shape surfing, jogging and kayaking. He was born in João Montevade, Brazil, “a deep valley, surrounded by woods and the pungent smell of a steel plant that spewed fire and dust over the region.” Meyers showed an early talent and enthusiasm for writing that was encouraged in school by Dutch nuns and a priest, Padre

Quick Facts Name: Marc André Meyers, Ph.D. Distinction: A Distinguished Professor of Materials Science at UCSD and an expert in explosives, Marc Meyers is also the author of two novels, the science fiction genre “Mayan Mars” and the thriller “Chechnya Jihad.” He is currently working on a third novel. Born: João Montevade, Brazil, 64 years ago Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1969; M.S. and Ph.D., in materials science and engineering, University of Denver, 1972 and 1974 respectively. Family: Divorced father of two grown children and grandfather of two. Interests: Writing, travel, surfing, kayaking and jogging Current reading: “The River of Doubt : Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey” (a journey Roosevelt made down an unexplored tributary of the Amazon), by Candace Millard Favorite getaways: Brazil and Luxembourg Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and German Philosophy: “I try to be a good Christian.”

Henriques, who formed a literary association. The boy dreamt of one day becoming a writer. “But my father was an engineer and he said: ‘Marc, study engineering and you’ll always have a good job.’” Meyers’ father was a metallurgical engineer who, with a group of other engineers, had emigrated from Luxembourg to build the town’s steel plant. Meyers was one of four brothers in his family. Before beginning his engineering studies at Brazil’s Federal University of Minas Gerais, he studied in Belgium, interned as a newspaper reporter in Brazil and served in the Brazilian Army. In his senior year of engineering, (“I don’t recall which dictator ruled Brazil at the time”) he completed a book of poetry, with the provocative title IMPLOSAO (Implosion), and had 60 moonlight copies printed at the university print shop. He wanted to become a published poet before going to graduate school. “At the time, and unknowingly to us, military censors would routinely check every printed word in university print shops,” Meyers said. Shortly afterwards, the director of the school called Meyers in and told him that the feared SNI (National Information Service) had paid a visit and were demanding an explanation for the publication of Meyer’s poems which they considered as “inflammatory and subversive material.” If they opened an investigation, Meyers would have had to remain in Brazil for three years and delay going to graduate school in the U.S. Meyers chose to leave Brazil in a hurry, forfeiting a Fulbright fellowship for which he had been a finalist. Thirty years later, he would republish his original poems, translated into English, and with additional poems, titled Abcission/Implosion (Writers Club Press. 2001). After leaving Brazil,

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Meyers joined his brother in Denver, where he obtained an assistantship at the University of Denver, and later earned a master’s degree and doctorate in materials science and engineering. “That’s where I learned about explosives. They had an explosives center there,” he said. After four years in Denver, he returned to Brazil and, for the military, in Rio de Janeiro, set up the country’s first explosives lab. He subsequently, on invitation, returned to the U.S. as a visiting professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; then to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, which has the most extensive university explosives lab in the world and where he remained for 10 years. In 1989, he joined UCSD. His novel “Chechnya Jihad” revolves around the accidental discovery by university research professor Jean-Claude Delvaux in New Mexico of a biologyenhanced super explosive dubbed C4 that is 10 times more powerful than conventional explosives. When the explosive is stolen, Delvaux volunteers for a NSA/ CIA-led commando raid launched from Chechnya and aided by Chechen Muslim mercenaries to retrieve

the explosive from a Russian biological/chemical warfare lab in Siberia where it was to be analyzed. Moved by the Chechens’ struggle for independence from Russia, Delvaux serves as a guerilla sniper, using 7.62 mm cartridges hand-loaded with small amounts of his C4 explosive to destroy scores of the Russian reactive armor T72 tanks, in the First Chechen War in 1994. He also becomes disillusioned with the cruelty of war. He returns to the States and to a professorship at Harvard, a new marriage and the birth of a son, only to be lured back to Chechnya in 2006 and into the continuing struggle that has become part of al-Qaeda’s global jihad or “holy war.” What prompted Meyers to write about Chechnya and jihad? From 1994 to 1996, Meyers traveled to the Soviet Union four times as one of the key liaison scientists in a technological exchange program on the effects of explosives in metals with Russian scientists. One of the conferences was held at the foot of Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus close to Chechnya. “I could feel the tension between the local Muslim population and the Russians,” Meyers said. “They felt the Russians were invaders. They stopped a funicular and let the Russians hang there for an hour or so. The driver almost capsized our bus. These were not accidental events. “At the same time the Chechen movement started up for independence and I became interested and started reading up on it.” Despite overwhelming manpower, weaponry and air support, Russian forces have been unable to establish permanent control over

the mountainous Northern Caucasus region. “The cruelty of this war haunted me for a long time,” Meyers said. “They are still fighting, and I think, at the end of the day, they will be free and the Caucasus will not be part of Russia.” With limited time because of his academic and research responsibilities at UCSD, when he’s in the writing mode, Meyers writes every morning for an hour and 15 minutes and when traveling on planes he puts in six to eight hours. His earlier novel, “Mayan Mars,” was a science fiction work in which widowed professor Gustavo Chen is invited to take part in a mysterious space research project in which he must confront and attempt to defeat a mutated virus that threatens humanity. “Mayan Mars” is available on Kindle and “Chechnya Jihad” will soon also be available on Kindle. He is currently working on a third novel, “Squid,” “a Baja/narco/fantasy.” And he is looking for a literary agent to represent him. He describes his reading habits, even to this day, as “omnivorous.” “I started in childhood with Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan books) and all of Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) and went on to Hemingway, Hesse, Dostoyevsky, Camus, de Chardin, Dumas, Neruda, pulp and Latin American authors. Whatever I could get my hands on. The good, the bad and the ugly stuff. “What I like about Hemingway is that he does not succumb to the intellectual temptation of writing about inner voyages devoid of action. “He was an inspiration to me and I admire his strength and vigor, symbolic of this nation. “Maybe I’m not a famous writer or a great writer,” he said, “but I write and I struggle and I improve. You learn writing by writing.”

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

Local resident advocates all-natural health remedy to high cholesterol BY MARLENA MEDFORD Staff Writer After 16 years in the medical device and research world, local resident David McMahon is a bona fide numbers guy who stays steeped in black-and-white scientific data. So, he might not be the first person you’d expect would turn to an allnatural health remedy — but when his cholesterol levels crept dangerously high, that’s precisely where his research led him. McMahon is now an advocate of Cardiol, an FDA-registered natural alternative to the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat high cholesterol. Through his newly launched company Solana Health, McMahon is aiming to educate more people about this alternative, which he said has changed his life in a big way. McMahon, like many Americans, has long battled high cholesterol. He was able to keep it in check through proper diet and exercise, that is, until he turned 40. Instead of handing him a prescription, his doctor recommended he be-

If you go During this year’s Fiesta del Sol, which is scheduled for June 4 and 5, the Del Sol Lions Club will be providing free cholesterol screenings. David McMahon will also have a booth at this year’s Fiesta del Sol. Accutech, a local company that sells at-home cholesterol tests, has also donated 120 kits. McMahon will be offering those in conjunction with “a Cardiol starter kit” so people can track their own progress. gin an all-natural regimen of omega-3 fatty acids and red yeast rice with a supplement of CoQ 10. Red yeast rice is an extract from a fungus that naturally occurs, and pharmaceutical companies have synthesized it to develop a class of drugs called Statin, which are now used to lower cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fat-

ty fish varieties like sardines and herring, have several health benefits — including raising HDL cholesterol, known as the “good cholesterol,” and decreasing triglycerides, which have been linked to heart attacks. Staying true to his datadriven roots, McMahon went home and started researching the red yeast rice and omega-3 fatty acid regimen his doctor had recommended. “The big clincher for me was a 2008 study by the Mayo Clinic,” he explained. The 12-week study compared two groups of patients with high cholesterol, one used Statin drugs and the other used red-yeast rice and omega-3 fatty acids. Ultimately, he said, the study concluded that both groups saw their cholesterol levels drop about 40 percent — but those taking red yeast rice needed a much smaller quantity to achieve the same result. McMahon said he also read studies that showed it was not uncommon for Statin drug-users to report severe muscle pain as a side effect, though that was not the case for those

David McMahon who took red yeast rice. “That was it, the data won me over,” McMahon said. He took his doctor’s advice and started the all-natural regimen and sure enough, his cholesterol went down 20 percent within weeks. But there was still one problem: “I was taking six pills a day and spending $80 a month to keep it up,” he said. “I figured there has to be an ‘all-in-one’ pill for this.” So he began searching

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sells it for $40 a month (or $35 a month if bought in bulk) through his company Solana Health. McMahon has also been taking Cardiol for a couple of months, and said since then, his cholesterol levels have stayed low and his ‘good cholesterol’ levels have gone up about 33 percent, and he’s seen a drop in his triglycerides. “I’ve put my mom on it, that’s how much I believe in it,” he said of Cardiol, which comes with a 60day money-back guarantee. “This is something that’s all natural, convenient, affordable, and proven effective. A lot of doctors are prescribing Statin drugs because it’s the only trick in their bag — and that might be the right fit for some people, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for everyone.” For that reason he encourages anyone suffering from high cholesterol to do their homework about natural alternatives and, in fact, McMahon offers a free e-book on the topic at HowToLowerCholesterolLevels. net. For more information about Solana Health and Cardiol, visit

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Drew Brees makes 12-year-old’s dream come true BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer At the Cox Celebrity Championship last week, host Drew Brees was a much sought-after man. The Super Bowl Champion quarterback of the New Orleans Saints was pulled in a million directions. His busy schedule on May 19 had him rushing from interview to interview, without a break in between, with a big party to headline that night. Amid the quarterback’s scramble, he still found the time to keep one very special meeting — the one with Tim Seastrand, 12, who is in remission from lymphoma. Tim has wanted to meet Brees since he was 7 years old. The meeting was set up by one of the tournament’s beneficiaries, the Friends of Scott Foundation, a San Diego organization dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families. Meeting Drew Brees was part of its Special Dreams program, which helps make wishes come true for children with cancer. Carmen Delgadillo

Above left, Tim Seastrand (right) was able to meet Drew Brees (left) through the Friends of Scott Foundation. Right, Brees with Dave and Teresa Miller (left), Tim and Carmen Delgadillo (second from right). (Far right) Tim getting out of the limousine, ready for his meeting with Drew Brees. Photos/Karen Billing founded Friends of Scott after losing her son Scott to cancer in 2001 when he was 14 years old. She said every “Special Dream” is important but this one was incredibly emotional — she couldn’t keep her tears from falling. Every granted dream reminds her of Scott who, through the Make-AWish Foundation, was able to fulfill his dream of attending a Notre Dame game.

“I remember how happy it made [Scott] feel,” said Delgadillo, watching that same happiness light up Tim’s face. Inside the restaurant at Morgan Run, Tim watched with glowing eyes as outside the window his hero was shuffled between his various responsibilities, knowing soon he would be walking through the door to meet him.

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Armed Forces Interest Group Golf Tournament for Navy Seals Following an ancient Scottish tradition, just after noon on May 17, a bagpiper walked up the 18th fairway at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club towards the first tee, welcoming very important people to the club. Thirty-two Navy SEALs were invited to play golf with donors who had each contributed $10,000 to the Navy SEALs Foundation, and were hosted by Greg Hillgren. He and others have formed an informal exclusive “confederation” of committed business/professional/community leaders that will make themselves available to support the Navy SEALs Foundation. The Endowment Leadership Group has committed to create, and “lead by doing,” the best 21st century model for how the private sector can aid and support the 100 percent volunteer military by providing talent, connections and influence. The group hopes to give all of “our guys” insights and opportunities for career transition when they retire. Captain John McTighe said it all, “The entire day was just incredible. And, the fact that it was FOR our guys was really special. They have never seen that before… none of ‘em.” The Endowment Leadership Group is hoping to attract other donors to this effort through the Armed Forces Interest Group. For more information, please contact the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation at 858-756-6557. Photos/Rob McKenzie

Past RSF Foundation President Greg Hillgren (second from right) and Navy SEALs

Bagpiper Andrew Hahn greets players on the 18th hole.

Greg Hillgren, John McTighe, Ron McMahon and Chuck Yash hold a check presented to the Navy Seals Foundation.

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Touch-A Trick fundraiser is June 4 at TPHS The greater San Diego community comes together every June to help put on what is quickly becoming a not-to-be-missed family fest – Touch A Truck San Diego, a fundraiser for childhood cancer research. The event, which is slated for Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Torrey Pines High School, takes advantage of the amazing array of vehicle-related businesses, public-safety and military resources that call San Diego home. Visit for more information and tickets.

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Bach Collegium San Diego presents first staged opera at new Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD), San Diego’s only early music performance ensemble, closes its eighth season with its first-ever staged production of a complete opera, Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,� on June 11 and 12 at the brand-new, 400-seat Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center. Performances are Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50 ($20 for seniors and students) and may be purchased at

Kick off Memorial Day Weekend at the Ranch Clubhouse The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend, is just around the corner and the Ranch Clubhouse is already making plans for your families and friends. Kicking off Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 27, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. is the ever-popular complimentary wine tasting on the Osuna Patio with Regal Wines. The line up includes Firesteed Riesling, Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, Cambria Chardonnay Julia’s Vineyard, Carmel Road Pinot Noir Monterey, Stonestreet Fifth Ridge Red Blend of Cabernet and Merlot and Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet, all accompanied with light hors d’oeuvres. In addition to the tasting, everyone attending will have the opportunity to purchase these outstanding wines at extremely discounted prices. After the wine tasting, the Friday night dinner special is the Club’s famous Fried Chicken entrÊe. The ever-popular com-

plimentary Scripps Lecture series will return on Thursday, May 26. Eric J. Topol, MD will headline the evening with “Medicine on the Move – Scripps Genomic Medicine.� The reception is from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres and wine and the lecture is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join us after the lecture for the clubhouse’s “Two for $32� Thursday dinner specials, which features a threecourse dinner including soup or salad, a choice of four entrees, plus a choice of three homemade desserts. Comedy Night is back at the Clubhouse on Saturday, June 18, with a no-host cocktail reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8:30 p.m. If you are in need of an evening of constant laughter, do not miss this evening of magical potions with Dana Daniels. He was the first magician to receive the Comedy Magician of the Year award from the famous Magic Castle in

Hollywood, Calif. The Ranch Clubhouse offers Association members a wonderful venue for special events with five different rooms that can accommodate 10 to over 200 guests for anniversaries, wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers, birthdays and family reunions. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Shop is the ideal spot for picking up great sportswear for summer. Rancho Santa Fe logoed attire for men and women also make great gifts. Golf shop hours starting June 6 are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day but Monday. To make reservations for Sunday breakfast, daily luncheons, every day of the week except Mondays, and dinners Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday or to make reservations for the events listed above, please call 858-756-1182. The clubhouse is for the exclusive use of all Association members and their guests.

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RSF School debuts Latin Festival


. Roger Rowe School debuted its Latin Festival on May 17 in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performing Arts Center. The event, hosted by the RSF Education Foundation and sponsored by Las Manos del Artesano Gallery in La Jolla, celebrated Latin culture as an integral part of the school community. Part of the proceeds will benefit the RSF Education Foundation.

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Home medical alert systems

(Above left) TVIA group photo aboard the USS Midway; (Above right) Patrick Davis and Tyler Yamamoto cleaning and painting the EKA-3 Skywarrior.

Teen Volunteers in Action help spruce up USS Midway Ninth and tenth graders in the local Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) chapter spent their Saturday, May 7, helping paint, polish, and clean aircraft aboard the USS Midway. The USS Midway was commissioned in 1945 and decommissioned in 1992. The Midway currently displays 24 aircraft on its flight and hangar decks. These magnificent examples of aircraft played an important role in the history of carrier aviation and our country. The boys were helping with painting the EKA-3 Skywarrior, polishing the blades of the H-34 helicopter, loading cargo, and cleaning the flight deck cleats.

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Local residents plan Mt. Kilimanjaro hike to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research •Gr oup invites others to join them May 29 for Torrey Pines hike BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Local nurse practitioner Sherrie Gould is leading a team of hikers up Mt. Kilimanjaro this year to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease research. Since March, Gould and 14 hikers, all of whom are Parkinson’s patients or family members, have been training for “Summit 4 Stem Cell,” aiming not only to conquer the 19,339-foot African peak but make a contribution toward the groundbreaking non-embryonic stem cell research going on right here in San Diego. “This new therapy would hold huge promise for people with Parkinson’s,” said Gould, who works in the Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines’ Division of Neurology. She said while many people have heard of embryonic stem cell research, not many know about stem cells made from a patient’s own cells. “We are truly on the cutting edge and that’s what makes this so exciting,” Gould said. Summit 4 Stem Cell invites the public to come out and hike with them this Sunday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at the base of Torrey Pines State Park. Gould said it will not only help raise awareness for their mission but it’s also just a great healthy hike for anyone. “The more people we can get out there the more amazing it will be,” said Gould. “We want it to be a big deal, we’d love the support, it’s really important for those of us in training.” Summit 4 Stem Cell plans to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro on Sept. 4, a journey to the summit that is expected to take seven days. “It is a grueling, very tough climb,” Gould said. “You have to be in incredibly great physical shape.” Gould is doing her best to get her team ready—in their

ing is that the technology now exists to take skin cells and create pluripotent stem cells,” Gould said. The pluripotent stem calls have the ability to become any cell in the body and can also become dopaminergic neurons. Considering many Parkinson’s patients have lost 80 percent of their dopaminergic neurons, it’s like “filling the bucket back up in a sense,” she said. “No one has discovered how to cure Parkinson’s, but this is a treatment to help stay ahead of the disease,” Gould said. Phase two of their program, which will include FDA approval, will take those banked cells and make an extremely pure colony of cells made from the patient’s own cells. By using the patient’s own skin cells, they are bypassing the ethical and political hurdles that have accompanied stem cell research to date. Beyond the research, Gould has always been a big advocate for exercise as it can impact the course of Parkinson’s disease. She said the hike really sums up everything she stresses with patients— exercise, attitude, determination and going beyond perceived limitations. “We know the climb is a courageous act,” Gould said. “It’s our way of inspiring all who face seemingly insurmountable odds to rise above them and escape the limitations we all set for ourselves.” All hikers are paying their own way for the trip and all money raised will go to fund the pilot project. All donations are tax-deductible and fundraising has the support of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. Donations can be made by visiting The group is also looking for Parkinson’s patients who would like to join them on the Kilimanjaro climb. If interested, call (858) 5549924.

Sherrie Gould, far right, leads her Summit 4 Stem Cell group on a practice hike from Lake Poway to Mt. Woodson. Photo/Andrew Szikla training they will hike Iron Mountain next week and San Jacinto, an 11,000-foot peak in June. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain and nervous system that progresses with the loss of dopaminergic neurons. Gould describes it as a debilitating disease that effects movement, balance and “executive functions” that we sometimes take for granted. The average age of diagnosis is 62 years old. The pilot project is being conducted by Dr. Jeanne Loring, director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Scripps Research Institute, and Dr. Melissa Houser, director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and the Deep Brain Stimulation Center at the Scripps Clinic. “What makes this research incredibly unique and amaz-



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Lip sync performances dazzle at RSF Community Center


he Rancho Santa Fe Community Center hosted a ’90s Lip Sync Show & Dance Party on May 20. The students’ animated performances delighted the crowd. PHOTOS: DANIEL DREIFUSS

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Solana Santa Fe reunion for class of 2011


olana Santa Fe alumni scheduled to graduate in 2011 returned to the campus for a reunion May 19. The time capsule students created in sixth grade was opened. Returning students celebrate in â&#x20AC;&#x153;jubileeâ&#x20AC;? style, with food, friends, and fun.


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Former NBA player Truck Robinson, Jeff Wiggins

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Celebrities swing by Brees’ golf, poker event NFL quarterback Tony Romo posted a final-round 67 (-4) to win the 13th Cox Celebrity Championship by two strokes over former hockey player Dan Quinn. Romo, who shot a 70 (-1) during Saturday’s first-round, announced that he was donating the $25,000 purse to the Brees Dream Foundation. Including Romo’s donation, $135,000 was raised for the Brees Dream Foundation, earmarked for four local charities – Rady Children’s Hosptial, San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Friends of Scott Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pacific South Coast Chapter. The event also included a poker tournament (photos above). Photos below/ Karen Billing; Photos above/ Rob McKenzie

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Guest speaker Tom Mitchell of Veterans Village of San Diego, a program that extends assistance to veterans in need and their families


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Diegueno students dig other countries


n May 19, Diegueno Country School held its annual Dig event. Each class selects a country to study in depth, focusing on the culture, the food, the history and, of course, the geography. Then the classes put up a show of the country of interest, with food, displays and art within their “tent.” www.diegueno. com. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Ms. Kim’s fourth-grade class chose to profile Mongolia.

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Mr. Denton Brazell’s sixth-grade class selected India as their country of interest.

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The kindergarten class chose Alaska.

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For example: In a 12unit complex there are only TWO voting members; and only TWO options to join the RSF Golf Club. The other 10 members do not have the full privileges of the Association available to them, YET THEY PAY THE SAME DUES. This is disenfranchisement. The current economic conditions have affected all Golf Clubs, which have lost members, i.e. revenue. This, we believe, is the reason behind the new policy to allow members who belonged to the RSF Golf Club for 10 years or more, and no longer live in the Covenant, to re-join the golf club. This is very unfair to the current condominium owners, who pay the same Association fees, and are not allowed to join the club. There is a potential pool of new members from the existing condominium owners. Even 40 new members would equate to $2,000,000 in up front fees, and at $600 per month dues to the golf club would be $24,000 per month or $288,000.00 per year. These fees and dues would create a financial buffer against future assessments, and, from golfers we have talked to, would not significantly affect tee times. Condominium owners paid dues to the Association in 2010 at the same tax rate as all homeowners. Thus enriching the Covenants resources for ALL Covenant residences, yet not getting full rights as a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Association. Mary Buchanan, Ron Kimura, Connie and Bill McNally, Lew Shender Louise Edgerton, Patricia Kramer, Patricia Lou Martin

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district customers since the restrictions were imposed has resulted in a 20 percent decrease in water use locally. In addition, the report said, reservoir levels in the state are either above normal or full, including Lake Hodges, which holds local water supplies available to the Santa Fe Irrigation District. Lifting the water restrictions may also help the bottom lines of Santa Fe and other water districts. Bardin said water managers have had to balance the need for conservation with the loss of revenue caused by reduced water sales. Bardin cautioned that in spite of the current abundant supply of water in California, future shortages could occur. He noted that reservoir levels along the Colorado River are still down after several years of drought, and a portion of San Diego County’s water is imported from the river. The district still urges customers to conserve water where they can, and to use common-sense measures to avoid wasting water, such as fixing any irrigation leaks

promptly, setting sprinklers properly so they don’t over-water, and not washing down paved areas with a hose. Director John Ingalls said he would have preferred lifting the restrictions for a one-year period, rather than ending the district’s Level 2 Drought Response, which triggers the mandatory water-saving measures. “We know there’s a long-term water shortage. We’ve had one rainy year,” Ingalls said. “We give the appearance to the public of going guardrail to guardrail.” But other directors supported the action. “I think we’re looking at a snapshot in time, and at this moment there is no emergency,” said director Robert “Bud” Irvin. Ingalls joined his board colleagues in voting to lift the restrictions.


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RSF Association Manager Pete Smith. “We currently have about $1.2 million in cash so whatever the balance of the purchase would be it would have to be covered by a note to repaid through further open space receipts,” he said.) Slater said it’s a slice of land people have probably driven by a thousand times and never noticed. Half of the property is already designated open space by San Diego County. “The owners of the property are staunch conservationists and are really excited about the possibility of this remaining open space rather than being developed,” said Slater. Slater said the land has a natural sloping terrain, a woodland habitat on the south side and ocean views from atop the property, which is a biological preserve. Recreational use is not allowed within the preserve but Slater said the Association could go for a modification that would allow walking paths. Currently, Covenant trails go around the perimeter of the lot. Funding for open space purchases goes back to the mid-1980s, RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said, and the program was formerly adopted in 1996 to help protect the rural character of Rancho Santa Fe. Fourteen cents of

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every $100 of accessed property value paid to the Association goes into the open space program. “Since that time (1996), the Association has purchased over 100 acres. It’s been a very successful program over the years,” Smith said. The Association hasn’t made any purchases in the last four years as it has been dealing with paying off the debt from the Osuna Ranch, which the Association acquired in 2006. RSF Association President Tom Lang said that while the board has been in discussion for the last few months about the Ramblas de las Flores/El Acebo property acquisition the board was waiting for the results of the community-wide survey before proceeding. While open space was ranked the lowest priority of the six issues on the survey, the majority of respondents said it is important for the Association to buy available properties—39 percent said somewhat important and 29 percent said very important. “The results were very positive for us to continue to explore the open space issue,” Lang said.

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lion. District staff had recommended using the surplus to help pay off a debt to the state CalPERS pension fund — which covers the district’s pension obligations to its retirees — to save $554,000 in interest charges. Directors voted Thursday to pay off the $2.6 million pension debt in two annual installments, also on a 3-2 vote, with directors Michael Hogan and Ken Dunford voting against the motion. If directors approve the smaller rate increase for next year and also move forward with the debt payment, funds for at least some of the payment will have to come from district reserves. “I’m 100 percent in support of that, it’s a no-brainer,” said director Andy Menshek regarding the debt payment. “It’s pre-paying a loan that’s burdening you 7.75 percent (in interest) per annum,” said director John Ingalls. “You’d do that all day long if you were doing it yourself.” But Dunford said he wanted more information about how the district came to owe the money to the state pension fund before agreeing to the payoff plan. According to district general manager Michael Bardin, the district has two options —continue making payments and incurring interest charges through 2017, or retire the debt early and save on the interest. In shaping next year’s budget, the district must plan for an anticipated 8.7 percent increase in the cost of imported water from its suppliers, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority. The district has cited the increasing cost of imported water as one of the major factors in a series of rate increases in recent years. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the district plans to use imported water to meet about half of its customers’ needs, with the rest coming from water stored in Lake Hodges. However, under questioning from Menshek, district administrative services manager Jeanne Deaver said a 3 percent increase in the Santa Fe Irrigation District’s rates for 2012 would cover the increase in the cost of imported water. Menshek said he would support passing along the increased water cost to district customers, but the district should also focus on cutting internal costs and adjusting reserves to keep rates down. While a board majority voted for the 6 percent rate increase for next year, directors Irvin and Dunford supported the full 12 percent increase recommended by staff. Both directors said the full increase would allow the district to maintain its reserves and pay for needed capital improvement projects. The draft budget contains some $800,000 in cuts from the current year’s budget, which include leaving three vacant positions unfilled, increased employee pension contributions, and a decision by the board not to make an optional payment to offset the cost of health benefits for future retirees. Even if the board approves the 6 percent rate increase for 2012 at next month’s budget hearing, the panel is likely to revisit the issue later this year, when more financial information about district costs is available, said Bardin. The district provides water to some 22,500 residents of Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Fairbanks Ranch. Under the three-year, 36 percent rate increase approved by the board in November, the bimonthly bill for the average residential customer would rise from $216 in 2010 to $303 in 2013.

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RSF Community Center donor appreciation party

Host Doug Dolezal

Duane and Susan Huff of Fantesca Estate and Winery

Jackie Rosetta, Alchera Ayyad

Jordan Buskirk, Community Center Executive Director Erin Leahey, Program Coordinator Michelle Fallon, Office Manager Linda Durket

Laing Rikkers, Elise Molin

Leslie DeGoler, Doug Dolezal

Beth and Mark Nelson

Laing Rikkers, Patrick Galvin, Catherine Fox

Annie and Matt Golden

James and Kimberly King

Erin Weidner, Linda Howard

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held a “Major Donor & Sponsor Thank You Event” May 19 at the RSF home of Doug Dolezal. Napa’s Fantesca Estate & Winery participated in the event. Photos: Rob Mckenzie

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Teen Volunteers In Action all-grade parents meeting


een Volunteers in Action held its final event of the school year, an allgrade parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meeting, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. TVIA is an organization of young men who, together with their families, participate in structured programs of volunteerism, philanthropy and personal development. Visit PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Past President Katie Pelisek, outgoing President Susan Lyon, Lee Anne Allman

Katherine Foster, Belinda Ford, Ro Saneii

Karla Thiele and incoming President Barbara Edwards with donated pet food

Susan Appleby and guest speaker Beth Mallon

Avril Hibberd, Maria Baker

Kathy Ellis, Kim Moffit, Kathleen Botkiss

Samantha Walker, Paige Heenan

Trish Condon, Sophia Alsadek

Barbara Edwards, Anna Lillian

Erin Nicol, Brandee McGinnis

Susy Harris, Marianne Witmeyer

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Renaissance Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pat Launer adds â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to resume

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BY MARLENA MEDFORD Staff Writer When local resident Pat Launer puts her heart into something, success is seemingly inevitable. She dedicated 20 years to teaching speech pathology at SDSU, a passion that earned her the â&#x20AC;&#x153;most influential faculty memberâ&#x20AC;? in her department eight times. She eventually followed her â&#x20AC;&#x153;other passionâ&#x20AC;? and became a full-time theatre critic and, after 25 years, has dozens of awards for her work in print and broadcast, including an Emmy Award for her KPBS show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Center Stage.â&#x20AC;? And when she decided to give dancing a go as a celebrity contestant in the fundraising gala â&#x20AC;&#x153;Malashock Thinks You Can Dance,â&#x20AC;? she took home first place. No doubt, Launer is a bona fide Renaissance Woman. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fitting, then, that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now preparing to make her debut as an artist with her show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Figuratively Speaking: Bodies in Motion and at Rest,â&#x20AC;? which will open Friday, June 3, at the Mandell Weiss Gallery at Dance Place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This [art show] is something new for me, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always believed you should continually expand your horizons and creative capabilities,â&#x20AC;? she said, stirring a cup of hot tea, a ring on nearly ev-

Pat Launer

If you go What: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Figuratively Speaking: Bodies in Motion and at Restâ&#x20AC;? Where: Mandell Weiss Gallery at Dance Place/NTC Promenade, 2650 Truxton Road, San Diego 92160 When: Open reception is Friday, June 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run through October 30. More information: or

ery finger and her nails painted a brilliant royal purple, her favorite

color. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are shocked because nobody knows this side of me.â&#x20AC;? Truth be told, if you informed Launer 10 years ago that one day sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be opening her own art show, she, too, would have been shocked. She lived most of her life believing she could never be an artist, that is, until she took a one-day workshop based on the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing on the Right Side of the Brainâ&#x20AC;? by Betty Edwards. The teacher began by asking everyone to draw something simple, like a car or a dog, which as Launer recalled â&#x20AC;&#x153;all looked like stick figures by kindergartners.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then the teacher took all our drawings and put them up on the board and said: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;These are all cases of arrested development. Somewhere along the line someone told you that this doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like a car or a dog.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The thought behind that is that the logical left side of the brain inhibits the artistic right side of the brain. The rest of that one-day workshop was spent doing drawing exercises that took the left side of the brain out of the equation. By the end of the day, Launer was able to draw a picture of her of her own hand â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not an easy task, even for a skilled artist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which she said was so good it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;frame-able.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it. That day changed my life.â&#x20AC;? Launer said that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ah-ha momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; emboldened her, unshackling her inner artist. She spent the next several years honing her skill through classes and lessons, many of which were taught by Reed Cardwell. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now ready to publicly reveal a collection of 40 works, all of which are abstract and stay true to her bold, brilliant style. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As my teacher always says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;draw what you want to see â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not what you see.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; That frees you.â&#x20AC;? In her artist statement Launer explained that she chose to celebrate the human form in her art show because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;always been fascinated by the human body â&#x20AC;&#x201C; its limitless variety, flexibility, beauty, complexity and capacity.â&#x20AC;? Launer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who also plays the piano, has mastered calligraphy, officiates weddings, and can work a potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; said she has no expectations about her art show; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just grateful for the experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always trying to expand my horizons and creative capabilities,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never master art. Not in a million years. But I want to be able to say I climbed another mountain.â&#x20AC;?

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Scripps is committed to keeping you and your family well all year long. We offer a variety of classes throughout San Diego County every month. Look for these upcoming classes in your community. On the Road to Good Health PETCO Park: June 11, 24 or 25 (game times vary) UTC Westfield Mall: Saturday, June 18, 10a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5p.m. The Scripps Mobile Medical Unit is on the road and coming to a neighborhood near you. Stop by to get health screenings and for a chance to win a VIP pre-game experience to a Padres game. Free. Call for more information.

Aging and Your Eyes Thursday, June 9, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7p.m. Join ophthalmologist Matthew Kirk, MD, as he discusses how the eyes change with aging. Learn about cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and floaters. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Founderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Room.

Meal Planning for Diabetes Tuesday, June 14, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30p.m. Learn the truth about carbohydrates and how to manage diabetes or pre-diabetes from a registered dietitian. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Walker Room.

Osteoarthritis Management Wednesday, June 15, 12:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2p.m. Join rheumatologist Howard Kaye, MD, to learn about the diagnosis and medical management of osteoarthritis, including assistive devices, medications and exercise. Free. Location: Scripps Coastal Vista, Thibodo.

Healthy Hearts Wednesday, June 15, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30p.m. Take a heart-smart approach to improving your health. Learn practical tips for nutritious, low-fat cooking, shopping and dining out. Free. Location: Scripps Coastal Vista, Cedar.

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Diabetes Prevention Wednesday, June 22, 9:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30a.m. Decrease your risk for diabetes and learn the lifestyle choices that help prevent diabetes, guided by a certified diabetes educator. Cost: $30. Presented by Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute at Scripps Coastal Vista, Cedar.

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Living to 100: How to be a Centenarian Thursday, June 23, light reception at 5:30p.m., program from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7p.m. Join vascular surgeon Marc Sedwitz as he discusses conventional and integrative approaches to preserving and enhancing your longevity. Free. Location: Scripps La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Great Hall.

Preventing Heart Disease Monday, June 27, 12:30p.m. Chris Suhar, MD, will review cardiac risk factors and discuss specific foods, exercise and stress management techniques that protect the heart. Cost: $15. Location: Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

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On Saturday, June 4, Francie Spears will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wives of the Founding Fathersâ&#x20AC;? to De Anza Chapter DAR. She will tell interesting stories and facts about the wives of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Spears is a member of both the National and California Speaker staffs, as well as a member of De Anza Chapter. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular monthly meeting will be held at Morgan Run Resort and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe at 11 a.m. The cost is $27; reservations are required. De Anza members hail from Cardiff, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and other nearby areas. Located in Encinitas, the De Anza Chapter was founded in 1934 and is named for Juan Bautista de Anza, an early explorer of California. It has over Francie Spears 100 members today. A woman 18 years or older is eligible for membership who can prove direct lineage from a patriot who gave service during the American Revolution. De Anza has an active lineage committee that helps prospective members with their lineage papers. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. For more information, call Bettytbob Williams 858-3446233 or visit

Lux Art Institute welcomes Claudette Schreuders as final Artist-in-Residence of 2010/2011 season Lux Art Institute, San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first LEED certified interactive art destination, will welcome South African sculptor Claudette Schreuders as the final resident artist of the 2010/2011 Season. Fashioned from native timber, Schreudersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; methodically carved, painted figures are powerful shamans alluding to a history of growing up under apartheid as an Afrikaans female. From May 28 to June 18, the artist will be residing at Lux while working on a three-foot tall wooden sculpture, an older version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anna,â&#x20AC;? one of the figures in the show of Schreudersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; standing three-yearold daughter. Visitors can â&#x20AC;&#x153;see art happenâ&#x20AC;? while Schreuders is in-studio and view her exhibit, featuring Claudette Schreuders numerous examples of her highly personal work, through July 30, 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was in August of 2008 when I traveled to South Africa that I discovered Claudette Schreudersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bronze statue of Nelson Mandela in Cape Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nobel Square and arranged to visit her studio there,â&#x20AC;? says Lux Director Reesey Shaw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was so charmed by the carvings of the figures I found in her workspace that I invited her, on the spot, to do a project at Lux. We are thrilled to welcome her here to continue and finish the wooden sculpture that she started for inclusion in her series, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Close, Close.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Schreudersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; thoughtfully rendered pieces have numerous precedents and influences: Noh masks, Baroque polychrome saints, medieval church sculpture, Spanish portraiture, Egyptian woodcarving, family photographs, and perhaps most notably, West African Colon figuresâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;widely recognized icons of African art typically depicting Europeans in Western dress and ubiquitous in the craft markets of Schreudersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homeland. Schreudersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exhibit at Lux is underwritten by arts patron Linda Brandes. Lux Art Institute is located at 1550 South El Camino Real in Encinitas, Calif. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and cost is $10 for two visits. For more information about donations, memberships, volunteer opportunities and more, visit or call 760-436-6611.

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Asher Lev explores what it means to be an artist in gripping drama BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok’s adaptation of Potok’s classic novel, “The Chosen,” received critical and audience acclaim in 1967. The adaptation of another Potok novel, “My Name Is Asher Lev,” will have its world premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT). The story of a young Hassidic artist torn between observance of his Jewish faith and the conflict of who he truly is runs June 1-26. NCRT artistic director David Ellenstein has a long history with Potok’s books and the play adaptation of “The Chosen,” which he produced five times across the country. “It’s an important part of my life,” Ellenstein said. “I’ve always had an infinity and connection to Potok’s writing. I read ‘Asher’ many years ago and the book had a profound effect on me. I contacted Aaron Posner, who did the play adaptation, and we did a reading of it for the

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Jewish Arts Festival several years ago. The audience was so engaged we decided to put it this season’s lineup.” In the drama, Asher is an artistic genius whose gift and passion for drawing and painting is in conflict with some Jewish laws. “It really is about being true to yourself,” Ellenstein said. “It’s about the balance of one’s faith and culture and one’s calling to pursue what he feels is necessary. The play also deals with where the line is crossed or not crossed, as to doing what one needs

to do or not do, and how hurtful it might be to those they care about. “Certainly those familial and societal issues are relevant at any time. But Potok’s writing resonates beyond a specific community – it could be about any group of people dealing with these issues.” Ellenstein directs “My Name Is Asher Lev,” which is performed by three actors: Ellenstein, Craig De Lorenzo and Crystal Sershen. Ellenstein’s career at NCRT includes direction of a long list of plays and acting performances in many as well. “This one has been tricky; not as easy as when I directed and appeared in ‘Talley’s Folly,’ ” Ellenstein said. “Chris Williams is codirector and that’s helped me immerse myself more in my character.” NCRT expects high demand for tickets to “My Name Is Asher Lev,” and Ellenstein said he understands why. “After I read Potok’s book, I was more tolerant of

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

On The


Jake’s Del Mar

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■ 1660 Coast Blvd., Del Mar ■ (858) 755-2002 ■ ■ The Vibe: Beach Casual, Eclectic

■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ Signature Dish: Crispy Calamari, Pecan-Crusted Sea Bass, All-Natural Filet Mignon, Tournedos of Beef Tenderloin, Kimo’s Original Hula Pie

■ Take Out: No

■ Open Since: 1981

■ Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday ■ Hours: 11:30 a.m. to close Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to close Sunday 4 p.m. to close Monday

Jake’s Del Mar is only steps away from the beach.

Pecan-Crusted Sea Bass with roasted red pepper butter and rock shrimp cous cous

The surf, the sand, the sunsets … and Jake’s Del Mar … such a treat! BY KELLEY CARLSON ife’s a beach at Jake’s Del Mar with its sunny, smiling servers. Located just steps from the sand, bordering the north end of Powerhouse Park, Jake’s is “really about the people,” said partner and general manager Perry Ustick. “So many of the guests are friends of ours. We’ve developed great relationships over the years.” The staff also takes time to help the community. Each month, Jake’s sends volunteers to the San Diego Food Bank to sort through food and portion it out for families. And each night, Jake’s offers a Chef’s Special, in which chef Dustin Anselm creates an offthe-menu entree, and a portion of the proceeds is donated to the food bank. So far this year, the restaurant has raised $29,000. Jake’s has a long history with the Del Mar community. A century ago, it was the site of the Stratford Inn Garage; when that building had to be torn down, the wood trusses were saved and incorporated into the current structure, and can be seen overhead by restaurant guests. Artwork depicting Jake’s past and other local scenes are displayed on the walls. Patrons of the 30-year-old restaurant can view the decor from the inside dining room,

L The menu also includes many non-seafood dishes, such as California Lamb Chops with annato citrus marinade, guajillo chile demi and sweet potato corn hash.

Seared Scallops with yam medallions, sage-brown butter and shallots

Floor-to-ceiling windows at Jake’s Del Mar offer ocean views throughout the dining room. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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: Jake’s Sea Bass with Cous Cous which features booths and round tables; the bar; and the deck, which has large windows that open and allow for ocean breezes. Guests may also sit outdoors — there’s a patio with a retractable awning, heat lamps, and direct access to the beach and park. Ustick describes the menu at Jake’s as eclectic — preparations range from South Pacific to Mediterranean, basic American to new American. And he emphasized that it’s not strictly a seafood restaurant, which some people mistakenly believe. Sunday brunch includes dishes such as Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Hawaiian “Loco Moco” and Vanilla Bean Custard French Toast. Later in the day, there’s PecanCrusted Sea Bass, All-Natural Filet Mignon and Tournedos of Beef Tenderloin, along with appetizers,

soups and salads. Ustick’s favorites include the Mixed Seafood Pot (Maine lobster, scallops, shrimp, fresh fish and saffron tomato broth) and Macadamia Nut-Crusted Salmon. For dessert, there’s Kimo’s Original Hula Pie and Mango Raspberry Shortcake, among others. Kids have their own special menu. They can choose from entrees such as tempura shrimp, hamburger, grilled chicken breast, and mac and cheese — and they can color while they wait. Happy hour is celebrated Monday to Saturday at Jake’s, and bistro items are priced at 40-percent to 50-percent off. Tuesdays, starting at 4 p.m., features appetizers and bottles of wine at a discount, along with $3 local beer specials. As part of its relationship with Duke’s restaurants in Hawaii, Jake’s offers Waikiki Wednesdays at 4 p.m. when patrons can order Duke’s Fish Tacos for $6 and Duke’s Mai Tais for $4. For regular dining, Ustick said it’s best to make reservations, although guests can often walk in. There is self-seating at the bar. “Take a walk on the beach, come in for happy hour, get a burger and beer for under $15,” Ustick said. “Or get a nice bottle of wine and have a three-, fourcourse meal.”

Rancho Santa Fe Review

May 26, 2011


Birch Aquarium at Scripps to hold Summer Evening Lecture Series The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from and connected to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. The lectures will be held June 13, July 11 & Aug. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m.; Public: $8; Students/Educators: $5; RSVP: 858-534-5771. Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served. Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and are broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. Lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit: oceanscience.

Athletes for Education hosts Celebrity Golf Classic June 1-2

Horizon Prep Lions Girls Basketball Team takes second The Horizon Prep Lions Girls Basketball Team placed second in the IMLS (Independent Middle School League) Championship Game. Front Row (L-R) Andria Carpenter, Taylor Sparks, Chloe Burnitz, Francesca DeRosa, Carly Gammel; Second Row (L-R) Faith Hillard, Lauren Foster, Anastasia Armendariz, Coach Matt Roy, Sierra Kile, Lucy Ferrari, Kylie Morey.

Athletes for Education (AFE) will host its 6th Annual Celebrity Fundraiser and Golf Classic event on June 1-2, to benefit youth programs throughout San Diego County. The twoday event will begin with a dinner, live entertainment and live/silent auction at Humphrey’s by the Bay on June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. and continue with a celebrity golf tournament on June 2 at the Maderas Golf Club in Poway (shotgun start at noon). Southern California Pain and Spine is sponsoring the celebrity fundraiser and the tournament is co-hosted by Surgery One. San Diego Charger Steve Gregory with AFE Personal appearances by NFL players include: San Diego Chargers Steve Gregory, Luis Castillo, sponsored children in attendance at a SD Vincent Jackson, Nick Hardwick, Kris Dielman, Chargers home game. Scott Mruczkowski and Eric Weddle. The event proceeds will directly impact San Diego youth programs such as “Tickets for Tomorrow” and “Holiday for Youth” along with several mentorship programs. According to AFE spokesperson Rosanne Geraty, “AFE has a distinct approach that delivers mentoring opportunities to underprivileged youth who realize that with incremental steps, their dreams can come true. Kids have the opportunity with meet and interact with athletic professionals by partnering with their role models — youth respond favorably when admired, respected mentors take an active interest in their capabilities. Proceeds will purchase many incentives for children including tickets to sporting events, holiday parties as well as sports equipment.” AFE is an umbrella 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization comprised of current and former professional athletes, entertainers, business/community leaders and volunteers. Now in its 16th year, AFE promotes children’s health and wellness, teaches teamwork and discipline, builds self-confidence, imparts life skills and directly connects hard work with incentives and rewards. To purchase tickets to attend the evening event on June 1 or to register to play in the golf tournament on June 2, please email or call (315) 868-1016. For more information regarding AFE, log onto


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May 26, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Week in Sports: Torrey Pines lacrosse girls and boys teams win division titles Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN CONTRIBUTOR Girls lacrosse: Torrey Pines won its second consecutive San Diego Section Div. I title, as the Falcons defeated Rancho Bernardo 18-5 in the May 21 title game at Westview High. Katie Trees scored six goals and had two assists to lead the Falcons, who outscored their opponent 10-1 in the first half on their way to ending their season on a 15-game winning streak. Anna Knowles added four goals, and Caroline Boucher contributed three goals and three assists. Falcons goalie Carrie Yang had six saves. The title game victory followed an 18-7 semifinal win against Poway on May 18. Trees scored five goals and had three assists to lead the Falcons in the Poway game. Knowles scored four goals and

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had two assists, and Kacey McKinnon added three goals and two assists. Yang had nine saves. The title game marked the end of Trees’ distinguished Falcons career. The two-sport star who led the Falcons to soccer and lacrosse titles her senior year, is off to Duke to play both sports later this year. The Falcons concluded their season with a 22-3 overall record. ***** Cathedral Catholic lost to Coronado 13-3 in the Div. II title game. Carissa Fischer, Chandler Ramsey and Chelsea Mapes each scored one goal for the Dons, and goalie Melanie Beddow had 11 saves. The Dons concluded their season with a 13-9 overall record. Boys lacrosse Torrey Pines won the Div. I title, defeating Poway 10-7 in the May 21 title game at Westview High. Andrew Perkins and Sean Doyle each scored three goals to lead the Falcons, and Lucas Gradinger contributed one goal and four assists. Falcons goalie Bryce Cady had seven saves. The Falcons concluded their season with an 18-5 overall record. Cathedral Catholic lost to Coronado 15-7 in the Div. II title game. Chris Clifford and Spencer Schmitt each scored two goals to lead the Dons, and goalie Michael Henry had 14 saves. The Dons concluded their season with a 17-5 overall record. Baseball: Cathedral Catholic clinched a Western League title as the Dons concluded regular season play with a two-game series sweep of Coronado. The Dons won by 7-1 and 6-2 scores on May 17 and 19, respectively. Nico Garbella had two hits including a double and a triple and three RBI to lead the Dons in the first game. Daniel Camarena pitched six innings for the win. He struck out five batters and allowed one unearned run on six hits and no walks. Eric Sapp had a double and a triple and two RBI and Camarena had two triples and scored two runs in the second game. The Dons, who improved to 11-1 in league and 26-4 overall for the season, were awarded the No. 1 seed in the San Diego Section Div. III state playoffs. ***** Santa Fe Christian defeated Clairemont 5-2 in a nonleague regular season finale for both teams on May 18. Josh Estill had two hits including a homer and two RBI to lead the Eagles, and Nolan Gannon contributed a threerun homer. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 19-6. They were awarded the No. 1 seed in the Div. IV playoffs. ***** Canyon Crest Academy defeated San Dieguito Academy 1-0 in a regular season finale for both teams on May 18. The victory moved the Ravens into a two-way tie for second place. Galen Morrison had two hits and scored the Ravens only run. The Ravens improved to 7-5 in league and 14-16 overall for the season.

They were scheduled to play Ramona in a Div. III playoff-qualifying play-in game on May 24. ***** Torrey Pines defeated Westview 3-2 in a Palomar League finale for both teams on May 19. Garrett Stubbs had an RBI double to lead Torrey Pines, which scored all three of its runs in the first inning. Falcons starter Luc Rennie struck out seven batters and allowed one walk and four hits in six innings for the win. Sam Wisenberg pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the save. The Falcons improved to 9-6 in league and 22-9 overall for the season with the victory. The Falcons were scheduled to play Eastlake in a Div. I playoff-qualifying play-in round game on May 24. ***** Softball: Torrey Pines defeated Carlsbad 6-3 in a May 21 San Diego Section Div. I playoff game. Lauren Filicia and Taylor Lee each had two hits to lead the Falcons, who improved their overall record for the season to 22-10-1. Volleyball: Cathedral Catholic won the San Diego Section Div. III championship, defeating La Jolla 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19) in the May 21 title game at Canyon Crest Academy. Alex Yanke had 13 kills to lead the Dons, and Denis Howell added 12 kills. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 28-7. ***** Torrey Pines lost to Otay Ranch 3-1 (27-25,16-25, 25-18, 28-26) in the May 21 Div. I title game at CCA. Sean Kemper and Henry Guan each had 15 kills to lead the Falcons, who fell to 20-12.

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Rancho Santa Fe Review North Shore’s 12U Champs. Front row: Allie Mandel, Sherrie Antoun, and Courtney Kim; Middle row: Alex Reges, Michelle Buhai, Katie Nicholi, Sophie Ausmus, Savannah Magallon, Abby Ausmus, and Morgan Reed; Back row: Nick Kim, Armand Nicholi, Brad Ausmus, and Ben Reed. (Not pictured: Mikayla Vosseller)

May 26, 2011


Beast takes championship in 12U Division In dramatic fashion, the Beast won the 12U championship of the North Shore Girls Softball League’s recreational season. The Beast held the Ninjas in the last inning for a thrilling 7-6 win. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Ninjas loaded the bases with one out and trailing 7-6. Beast pitcher Courtney Kim was on the mound and got the last two batters out to finish the game. Earlier, the Ninjas made a heroic comeback effort battling from a 0-5 deficit to tie the game 5-5, and then again at 6-6 before falling short in their last at bat. Abby Ausmus drove in the winning run for the Beast in the top of the 7th inning. Ausmus, along with Kim and Morgan Reed, held off the Ninjas with outstanding pitching. “It was an exciting way to finish the rec season,” said Beast manager Brad Ausmus. “The girls on both teams made many great plays throughout the game and never gave up in pursuit of the championship.” North Shore is in its 23rd year of operation and is proud to have produced some of the finest players to play at local San Diego high schools, including the Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest softball programs.

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May 26, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

TPHS, CCA students hold Fashion Show


orrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy held their second annual collaborative Fashion Show fundraiser May 18 at the CCA Proscenium Theater. Students from the fashion design and merchandising classes showed off their garment creations and wardrobe coordinating techniques. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Alezandra Lansing, Meg Farinsky, Ashleigh Wall, Kaleigh Colford, Xinting Li

Matias M-Reding, Julia Skyhar, Annie Wans

Sarah Walde, Jennifer Peng, Danielle Hill, Patricia Jimenez

Allie Zimmer

Danyella Burciaga, Taylor Romine, Stephanie Vasquez, Lacey Watkins, Tyana Kanish

Jenna Saloner, Alexa Freedman

Kim Hasey and Kerry Vail of Peace & Love, a boutique that exposes student interns to the fashion industry

Chie Ikeura, Emma Hagar, Kiera Kussman

Neeka Zarei, teacher and show producer Lynn Cusey, Mutya Mendiola, teacher Tina Hernandez

Sadaf Safari, Bethany Yeap, Cassie Sun, Marina Kemper

Kiera Kussman

Taylor Rittgers, Lorin Bellach, Katie Sanders, Alie Zimmer

Victoria Bornstein, Camilla Samrad, MacKenzie Clack

The show was well attended.

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May 26, 2011


Lady Falcons repeat with second CIF section lacrosse title

Champion Lady Falcons: Front row: Carrie Yang, Anna Knowles, Kiana Drawhorn, Lauren Hargis, Rachel Rankin, Hannah Bettencourt, Erica Cohen. Middle row: Sarah Poteet, Defne Yilmaz, JV Head Coach Sue Marr, Varsity Head Coach Kaitlin Swagart, Assistant Coach Hanly Heubeck, Camille Doan, Kacey McKinnon. Back row:Natalie Chaffin, Natalie Cathcart, Grace Weslak, Yasmine Zein-Phillipson, Kelly Connor, Katie Trees, Caroline Paulson, Chandler Baldwin, Caroline Boucher, Molly Bettencourt, Lauren Humann. Photo/Anna Scipione

In a tough matchup of two stong opponents who had not met all season, Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse easily sealed their second CIF victory in a row over Rancho Bernardo on May 21 in the San Diego Division I championship game at the Westview High School. The Falcon’s 18-5 victory over the second-seeded Broncos was a fabulous send-off for Torrey Pines seniors Caroline Boucher, Kelly Connor, Lauren Humann, Anna Knowles, Caroline Paulson, Katie Trees and Carrie Yang. who all have made significant contributions to building the Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse program during the past four years. Torrey Pines first-year head coach Kaitlin Swagart was also a huge factor as assistant varsity coach in the Falcons’ CIF victory last year. The daunting Falcon defense, led by goalkeeper Carrie Yang and Paulson. who notched an assist, kept Rancho Bernardo scoreless for the first 17 minutes of the match with Torrey Pines Kacey McKinnon finding the back of the net twice and Trees and freshman Camille Doan each adding one of their own. The Broncos’ lone goal of the first half was promptly answered back by senior attacker Knowles with her first of four goals on an assist by Trees, who in turn scored four more goals in a row in less than four minutes. Senior middie Boucher notched her first of three goals and three assists for the match to widen the gap even more before the first half ended with the score at 10-1 in favor of the Falcons. Yang notched six saves in her last game as an accomplished threeyear starter in goal for the Falcons. Relentless defense by Paulson, Connor, Molly Bettencourt, Chandler Baldwin, and Kiana Drawhorn thwarted any chance of a Bronco comeback in the second half. Freshman McKinnon represented the future of Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse with her third goal of the day, but it was the senior offense that bid farewell with a flurry with Knowles and Boucher adding three and two goals respectively, Humann one, and Trees scoring her sixth goal and second assist of the match.


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MCASD to feature ‘greatest hits,’ portrait of China’s Grand Canal BY SUSAN DEMAGGIO Staff Writer The Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla will welcome the summer of 2011 with two striking exhibitions opening Saturday — “High Fidelity: Selections from the 1960s and 1970s” plus “Emperor’s River: Philipp Scholz Rittermann.” Both will remain on view through Sept. 5. “High Fidelity,” primarily an exhibition of paintings, showcases more than 50 of the “greatest hits” from MCASD’s collection. The exhibit name is derived from the hi-fi stereo, “the manner in which we re-played the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s,” said chief curator Kathryn Kanjo. “It suggests that visual art can serve as the same sort of aesthetic analogue: as a record and reminder of a moment in time.” The works in “High Fidelity” reflect different styles, such as minimalism, pop art, and assemblage, and reveal the experimental spirit of a period when artists continued to challenge long-held stylistic conventions to allow room for contemporary content, Kanjo said. “Abstraction is represented in many variations — from the pull of midcentury abstract expressionism to refined monochromes that rejected that very approach.” Exhibiting artists, including John Altoon, Robert Irwin and John McLaughlin, explore surface tension, positive and negative space, and push the limits of painting itself. Other artists such as Sol Lewitt, Alfred Jensen and Donald Judd, employ systems to determine their compositions. Other works on view, according to Kanjo, reflect a grittier, often informal quality. Artists like Vija Celmins, Bruce Connor, Edward Kienholz and John Baldessari use found materials, expanses of text, and prosaic imagery to reference the real world as much as the art world. “While many artists mined the potential of abstraction, others turned to familiar if unexpected imagery and content in their art,” Kanjo said. “Vija Celmin’s steam tray of eggs updates the traditional still life, just as Alexis Smith’s witty collages integrate literary and media references.” In addition, “High Fi-

If you go What: Two exhibits “High Fidelity: Selections from the 1960s and 1970s” and “Emperor’s River: Philipp Scholz Rittermann” Members’ Opening: 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 27, free to MCASD members, $20 non-members Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday (Closed Wednesdays) to 7 p.m. third Thursdays Where: 700 Prospect St. Admission: $5-$10, free to ages 25 and younger Contact: (858) 454-3541 Website: Conversation with Alexis Smith: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, members free, non-members $10. Many of Smith’s iconic works are featured in ‘High Fidelity’ including ‘Men Seldom …’ ‘La Dolce Vita,’ and ‘Living Well is the Best Revenge’ ing works by Sam Francis, delity” will pay tribute to Joe Goode and Ed Ruscha. the late, great art patron “High Fidelity” is made Murray A. Gribin (19232011), an “inspired trustee” of MCASD since the 1970s. Gribin and his wife, Ruth, settled in California in the 1940s. Together they ‘Unloading Sand, Yuejin Port, Grand Canal’ built a live- Jining, Shandong Province, China (PRC), ly collection 2010, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, archival of recent art pigment print mounted on Dibond from the West Coast. possible by a gift from Faye At MCASD, the Gribin Hunter Russell with addicollection was the subject tional support from Barbara of a 2006 exhibition, “La Bloom, the Cochrane ExhiDolce Vita.” Gribin donatbition Fund, the San Diego ed more than 75 works to County Neighborhood ReMCASD. “High Fidelity” investment Program Fund, will feature some selections District 3 County Superviwith an emphasis on his sor Pam Slater-Price and the early acquisitions, includ-

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Top cardiologist goes the extra mile for patients BY MARLENA MEDFORD STAFF WRITER Cardiologist Robert Orr, M.D., F.A.C.C., has been fascinated with the heart since he was a child, and today he still carries that passion for his work. After more than 20 years in cardiology, Dr. Orr has earned a name for himself as an expert in his field, a reputation that has earned him spots on local TV segments, live medical talk shows, and several national and international commercials. “If I can do something to make the public more aware of important health issues, then I’m all for it,” he said. “After I go on-air there will be phone calls the next day from people who heard the message. If I can help to save someone’s life by educating them, that feels great.” Dr. Orr carries that dedication and desire to help into his practice, California Coastal Cardiology, where he always goes the extra mile for his patients. Recently, for example, one of his patients went on trip to Tanzania in East Africa when she began having health issues. Thankfully, Dr. Orr had given her a USB memory drive that had a digital copy of all her medical records on it. The patient was able to give those medical records to a doctor in Tanzania, who then had a live video conference with Dr. Orr to discuss treatment. This technology could have very well have saved the patient’s life, and it was possible thanks to an innovative concierge service plan Dr. Orr offers. For a fee, California

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San Diego County Fair begins June 13; Theme celebrates cars The San Diego County Fair is almost here! This year’s event, “Race to the Fair,” will be held Friday, June 10-Monday, July 4. (Closed three Mondays: June 13, 20 & 27). The theme of this year’s event is “Race to the Fair,” a celebration of cars. For more information, visit

Studio Felando welcomes new ‘Master of Nail technique’ Suzanne Mattson, owner of Studio Felando, recently announced the addition of Jennifer Chazan, “Master of Nail Technique,” to her studio. Now you can schedule you hair and nails together. “Jennifer is also a professional make-up artist and we will be announcing when we will be providing this service as well, however, we can accommodate those who would prefer this service now,” Mattson said. “As a special we will offer a 10 percent discount for your first visit as clients of Studio Felando.” See you at the studio! Jennifer’s private phone is 858776-3278; Or call Studio Felando at 858-756-5602. Studio Felando is located at 16921 Via De Santa Fe, Suite B, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067.

Beer & Sake Festival coming June 23 The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana (JSSDT) will host the ninth Annual Beer & Sake Festival on Thursday, June 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. The tasting event brings together San Diego’s top chefs to showcase their Japanese culinary and sake traditions for the San Diego community. The festival will highlight imported Japanese beers and local microbrews and a vast variety of sake. In addition to the tastings, the festival will feature culinary creations from the most talented chefs in San Diego. The San Diego Marriott Del Mar is located at 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130. Admission to the festival is $60 per person or $40 for JSSDT members and can be purchased online at

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The City of Solana Beach and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Memorial at La Colonia Community Park, located at 715 Valley Ave in Solana Beach. The ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. until noon. Some highlights of the ceremony include the Col. Frank Brezina Venture Scout Crew #42 as Color Guard, the Santa Fe Christian School Band, Camp Pendleton Young Marines, and special guest speaker Leroy Acosta, a disabled former Marine, who will address the community. City dignitaries and representatives from all branches of the Armed Forces will also be present. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 858720-2453.

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Ballet Arte presents the ballet ‘Swan Lake’ The Grauer School: Combining On Saturday, June 11, the Ballet Arte students will perform “Swan Lake.” Matinee and evening performances will be held at the Garfield Theatre of the Lawrence Family JCC, La Jolla. Tickets can be obtained by calling the box office ( 858-362-1348 ). The artistic directors have graciously donated 40 tickets to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) community. The artistic directors have performed principal roles with major companies and have taught master classes all over the world. Sara Viale of Torino, Italy, graduated from the prestigious “Academie de la Dance,” Monte Carlo, and performed with Aterballeto, Zurich Ballet, Ballet Internationale. Erlends Zieminch, of Riga, Latvia, graduated from the same critically-acclaimed institute as Baryshinkov and Godunov, and performed as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, International Ballet, and is a Professional Kinesiology Practitioner. Their unparalleled provenance and training at Ballet Arte, in Solana Beach, offers training for children, juniors, and adults. Ballet Arte will be offering classes for their Summer Intensive programs, so please contact them for more information. If you would like to contact Ballet Arte, they are at 742 Genevieve Street, Suite R, Solana Beach, 858-259-5505 or e-mail them at : Visit their website at

Happy Time Nursery School Summer Camp a balance between fun, learning 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

‘Blaze My Trail Summer Program’ for middle and high school students 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

environmental exploration with education The Grauer School offers 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 who are seeking a unique encounter. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Grauer School environment where courses and creative camps are taught on campus. The grounds of the school include a nature habitat with trails, a green house, exercise course and basketball court to enjoy during breaks. It provides the ideal setting to practice music or contemplate mathematical equations. Classes offered June 20-July 29, 2011 located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas. Call (760) 274-2118 or visit for a complete listing.

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

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 fivetime 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

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AW Tennis Academy 2011 Summer Camps Chase Morrin Trio in Concert at the Museum of Making Music

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

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

To kick off its summer renovation project, the Museum of Making Music presents a concert featuring the next generation of jazz stars: the Chase Morrin Trio. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s renovation — highlights include a new interactive experience, special exhibition gallery, and technology upgrades. Tickets to the concert are $25 general, $20 Museum members. For tickets, please call (760) 438-5996 or purchase tickets Online at under “Events.” The Chase Morrin Trio features Chase Morrin on piano, Tyler Eaton on bass, and Fernando Gomez on percussion. Morrin, a high school senior at Canyon Crest Academy, recently won several performance and composition awards from DownBeat Magazine, ASCAP, Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival and the Reno Jazz Festival, just to name a few. Selected as national finalists, the trio won the “open combo” division at the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival and Morrin was also selected as the pianist for the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (NGJO). The Chase Morrin Trio and the NGJO orchestra will perform at the international Monterey Jazz Festival this September. In addition, Morrin will be touring with the NGJO this summer, which will make an appearance in San Diego on Aug. 1. More information can be found at


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Fall dance classes now forming at Scripps Performing Arts Center

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It’s not too early to think about enrolling your child in fall dance classes at the Scripps Performing Arts Academy. The range of dance classes includes: Recreational and Pre-Professional Level Ballet for all ages, Pointe and Variations for advanced levels, Jazz and Tap beginning to advanced levels all ages, Lyrical Jazz for advanced intermediate to advanced dancers, Hip Hop, ages 8 years and up, and Adult Jazz Dance/Exercise Class held concurrently with Creative Dance or with Mommy n’ Me to follow. Registration and tuition information for the fall classes are available by calling 858- 586-7834 or visiting The cost for classes varies and class size is limited.

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; handson 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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Students learn how to make a difference at ‘Philanthropy Leadership in Training’ Can a high school student make big change in the community? YES! Philanthropy Leadership in Training (PLT) is a selective one-week leadership program from July 25-29. The program provides teens with the opportunity to learn about needs in the community and how they can make change. 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 Teens enjoy learning how to make a change with teens allocating thousands of dollars for the better. to community organizations. This is a great way to gain experience and also boost leadership skills for college! 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 858279-2740.

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Learn about the sea and science at Birch Aquarium Adventure Camps From the classroom to the seashore, Summer Learning Adventure Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps merge scientific exploration with hands-on fun and learning. Campers ages 4-15 investigate marine habitats, create ocean art projects, learn about careers in oceanography, and combine

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Accomplished TPHS Botball Robotics team prepares for international tournament •T eam seeking donations/sponsors Torrey Pines High School is currently competing in a robotics competition called Botball in which teams build from scratch and program up to two robots to accomplish various tasks against another team’s bots. At the regional tournament held on March 19 at the University of San Diego, TPHS competed against 29 other Southern California teams, including High Tech High and the Preuss School at UCSD. This year, the TPHS Botball team won the second place regional award, and the team is preparing for the international tournament to be held July 9-13 in Orange County. Last year, the team won first in regionals and won the best engineering award at the international tournament. “Though we did not do as well this year at the regional tournament, we plan to surpass our performance this year at the international competition,” said Prithvi Undavalli, one of the co-presidents of the team, along with Jesse Vismonte. Throughout the development process, participants not only become well versed in hardware design and programming, they also learn how to interact with others in a highstress environment — important skills that will aid them throughout life. As Jesse states, “I’m having a blast solving mind-stimulating problems that can be applied to the real world. There is no doubt in my mind that Botball has prepared me for the real world much better than any classes could have.” There are three sections to the competition, all of which contribute to the final score and standing. Through the two months of preparation up to the tournament, teams will document their progress, including problems encountered and changes made, by responding to various documentation assignments that are then graded and factored into the final score. On the day of the competition, there will be a precision seeding round in which teams’ bots complete as many tasks as they can on the game board unopposed to show judges what their robots are capable of. In the double elimination round, the different

Top row (left to right): Anurag Kalvakunta, Siddhartho Bhattacharya, Praneet Mylavarapu, Jesse Vismonte, Victor Pontis, Mathu Krishnan, Eric Liu, Joshua Send; Front row (left to right): Prithvi Undavalli, Dheeraj Navani, Nick Guo, Pothana Kambhampati.

teams’ robots face off head-to-head. TPHS Botball is funded completely by donations and is currently seeking assistance from community members or companies that are willing to sponsor TPHS for the international tournament and future competitions. Qualcomm and Motorola have been kind enough to support the team. Although these students might not be dribbling balls down the soccer field, the competitive spirit and enthusiasm is just as intense. To donate or for more information, call the TPHS Foundation at 858-793-3551.

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CCA Student Film Festival winners announced The CCA Student Film Festival and Envision Visual Arts show was held May 21. The film festival was a showcase of student films created in the Envision Cinema program at CCA, in conjunction with the Envision Visual Arts (EVA) show. At the event, more than $300 was collected for a tornado relief fund to help students who lost everything in the April 27 tornado in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Below are the winners of the Film Festival. Finalized versions of the Cinema Conservatory films will be posted on our Vimeo website by the end of the school year, http://vimeo. com/envisioncinema. Best Comedy Seymour’s Tree: Zac Brown, Brice Lampe, Amanda Cowles, Alex Powell Best Documentary (Tie) Shelter: Jordan Raoufpur, Kia Zomorrodi Tomorrow and the Next Day: Sam Sarokin, Amanda Cowles, Olivia Klatch, Brice Lampe, Jordan Raoufpur Best Drama Perspective: Andrey Misyutin, Daniel Osterman, Sam Engel Best Experimental Anteater: Daniel Osterman, Andrey Misyutin, Alex Mueller, Zac Brown, Matt Britt Best Music Video Brick Beat: Adelyn Chan, Josh Masters, Richard Liu, Nick DeMarco, Alvin Liu Overall Winner Unfaithful: Jacob Morrison, Jesse Ostroff, Catie Ellwood, Alex Powell, Sam Engel Audience Choice Tomorrow and the Next Day: Sam Sarokin, Amanda Cowles, Olivia Klatch, Brice Lampe, Jordan Raoufpur

Fundraiser to be held for TPHS graduate battling brain cancer The community has organized a fundraiser for Aaron Clubb, a Torrey Pines High School graduate and longtime North County resident who just prior to Christmas was diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer. He promptly had a tumor removed and is now doing quite well, but the chances for recurrence for this type of malignancy are near 85 percent. Clubb has a wife and young daughter to care for and works in construction. All the oncology treatment has made Clubb very weak and, thus, he cannot work and support his family. Therefore, several of his friends in the Solana Beach area have come together to organize a fundraiser on his behalf to help him with the financial aspect of his disease and treatment. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 2 at the Tidewater Tavern, 221 N Highway 101.There will be drink and food specials in addition to a raffle and a silent auction. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, please visit

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OPEN Patti Gerke earns ‘Best in Client Satisfaction’ honors for third straight year For the third consecutive year, Patti Gerke has been voted one of San Diego’s “FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agents” by the readers of San Diego Magazine. After a rigorous screening process, less than seven percent of San Diego’s 12,000 real estate agents were selected as award winners. A former sales and marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience, Gerke has excelled in real estate as a result of her service-oriented business philosophy. “The sense of fulfillment that comes from helping people achieve their goals has made real estate the perfect career choice for me,” says Gerke, who is based in Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank my clients for the loyalty and support they have given me over the years.” Motivated to constantly refine the level of service she provides for her clients, Gerke has furthered her education with several designations pertaining to real estate. A Certified Relo-

cation Specialist, she leverages her extensive knowledge of real estate and the local community to facilitate seamless transitions and successful closings for her clients. From investing in real estate over the years, Gerke developed an apPatti Gerke preciation for the value a qualified agent brings to every transaction. Her personalized and thorough approach to the art of client service includes utilizing professional photographers, implementing comprehensive marketing campaigns and staging her sellers’ homes—she even arranges day care stays for pets during open houses. Patti Gerke can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe Del Rayo office, at 760-525-7269, via email at Patti@PattiGerke. com, or at

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7467 Vista Rancho Ct




5329 La Glorietta




6748 Las Colinas




May 26, 2011



$469,888 2BR/3BA

12519 El Camino Real #E Connie Cannon for Fred Bandi, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-354-5538

$469,888 2BR/2.5BA

12519 El Camino Real, # E Fred Band, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-342-1801

$729,500 4BR/3BA

6046 Blue Dawn Sat 1:00-4:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$735,000 4BR/3BA

13040 Brixton Place Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

$769,000 4BR/3BA

11438 Pleasant Ridge Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$815,000 5BR/3BA

12625 Caminito Radiante Rebecca Robinson, RS Robinson Company

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-922-7731

$910,000 5BR/3BA

5555 Gamay Lisa Orlansky, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-243-3317

$1,059,000 5BR/3BA

10982 Cloverhurst Wy Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

$1,199,500 5BR/4.5BA

4490 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

$1,249,000 5BR/4BA

10618 Hunters Glen Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653

$1,299,000 5BR/4.5BA

13669 Winstanley Way Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

$1,299,000 5BR/4.5BA

4725 Finchley Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

$1,329,000 4BR/4.5BA

4358 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525

$1,350,000 5BR/4.5BA

5820 Brittany Forrest Lane Laurie Johnson

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 619-992-8817

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653



Premier Privacy Plus Golf Course Views! Light and inviting, in a lush, private setting that overlooks the prominent Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Golf Course, this fantastic 4 bedroom + office, 7 baths, 6,311 appx. sf gated estate radiates with grace, comfort and style! One of renowned RSF Builder, Bill Matzinger’s absolute favorite custom projects, this winning property on 2 appx. acres interweaves both California Montecito with a hint of Classic Mediterranean architectural design. High ceilings, glorious windows, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, sweeping patios, pool and spa showcases this remarkable gem! Just Reduced! Offered at $3,495,000

$2,465,888-2,665,888 13785 Nogales Dr. 6BR/5BA Robin Gaines and Kelly Ellingson, Coldwell Banker

Sun 12:00-3:00 619-805-5443

$905,000 4BR/2.5BA

13202 Courtland Terrace Mary Heon ,Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7635

$1,475,000 4BR/3BA

14071 Mira Montana Drive Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653

$1,500,000 3BR/2.5BA

2230 El Amigo Bruce Smitham, Smitham Real Estate

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-755-5254

$1,795,000 6BR/6.5BA

13250 Lansdale Ct Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sun-Mon 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

RANCHO SANTA FE $669,000 3BR/2.5BA

3784 Paseo Vista Famosa Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-417-4665

$1,275,000 4BR/3BA

3921 Avenida Brisa Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-417-4655

$1,350,000 2BR/2.5BA

5249 Triple Crown Row Sat 12:00-3:00 Sun 1:00-4:00 The Michael Taylor Group, Prudential CA Realty 858-756-5120

$2,450,000 6BR/6.5BA

6072 Avenida Alteras St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-449-2027

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May 26, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$10,500,000

La Jolla-$5,695,000

Secluded estate on 11.87, all usable, gorgeous acres surrounding a gracious, traditional 5 bedroom home including carriage house, guesthouse, riding arena, tennis, pool/spa and lake.

Stunning Contemporary in Lower Hermosa, a 4 bedroom sophisticated, exquisitely designed home with sun-filled living spaces and breath-taking zero edge pebble-tek pool and spa.

Del Mar Country Club-$3,650,000

RSF/The Crosby-$3,195,000

Blending Mediterranean style with So. California tradition, this residence extends intimate living and entertaining. A boutique-resort with 8,097 sq. foot including, 5br/6ba

Stunning, single level, Early California Spanish Revival estate. Luxurious indoor-outdoor living with spacious courtyards, a covered veranda, and 4br/5.5 bath.

RSF/The Crosby-$2,750,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,695,000

Del Mar-$2,650,000

Custom, luxurious, single story 4br/5ba home on a corner lot in a private and secluded location.

Commanding views and total privacy in a single level, remodeled 4br home on 2.33 Acres.

Distinctive architecture exquisitely situated for maximum sunlight and ocean views. A true “lifestyle” to envy.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,595,000

RSF/The Groves-$2,450,000

Tree lined drive leads to renovated, traditional country home on 1.75 quiet acres with golf course views.

A well appointed, 5400 sq. ft of Spanish, Mediterranean ambiance to charm your every desire.

Rancho Santa Fe/Senterra-$1,295,000 Excellent location, end of cul-de-sac, canyon views, 4br/3ba, 3200 sq. ft. of luxury.


Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$895,000

RSF/Rancho Valencia Villas-$350,000-$380,000

Fantastic corner acre location with fruit trees, pool and spa, 4br/3.5ba with full 3 car garage.

Charming Villa in the heart of the Village. Completely remodeled with attention to minute detail.3br/2ba.

Each private villa has every luxurious amenity offered through The Timbers Resorts Residence Club.


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