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Happy 100th Birthday to Shores resident Kathleen Briggs, A5

District 1 council candidates debate in La Jolla, A6

Half marathon winner cruises to second straight win, A21

La Jolla Chorus & Symphony heading to Carnegie Hall, B12

Vol. 100, Issue 18 • May 3, 2012

Commercial real estate vacancies up slightly

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By Pat Sherman Commercial real estate vacancies in town were up slightly during the past four months (at 6.15 percent), according to a report by the La Jolla branch of Colliers International real estate agency. Girard Avenue La Jolla Shoe Gallery at 7852 Girard Ave. and clothing boutique Studio 12-20 at 7856 Girard Ave. closed shop recently, adding approximately 2,500 square feet of inventory to La Jolla’s commercial real estate market. Go of La Jolla clothing at 7931 Girard Ave. closed recently, with hopes of opening a North County location in the near future. In its place will be White House Black Market women’s clothing store, which is relocating to the 2,400-squarefoot space from a couple doors down on Girard. Rica Boutique, another new clothing store, will open this month at 7456 Girard Ave., formerly the site of Maudlin furnishings, which is now at 7755 Fay Ave. Rica Boutique owner Erica Alexander, a graduate of The Bishop’s School, said the women’s clothing store will update inventory weekly to keep pace with evolving trends, offering clothing and accessories, from shoes to handbags. A grand opening is scheduled for May 19. Still poised to open at 7441 Girard Ave. (though slightly delayed) is Ariccia Italian Market. Co-owner Robert Pascucci said finishing touches are being put on the restaurant and market. “We should be open late May or early June if all goes well,” he said. Posies and Ponies at 7449

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La Jollans plead case to save Wall Street Post Office By Pat Sherman Addressing more than 400 people at the Cuvier Club April 26, Ken Boyd, manager of customer and industry contact for the United States Postal Service, delivered the sobering news: “The U.S. Postal Service is broke.” As an independent agency of the U.S. government, Boyd said, the postal service “needs to run like a business.” That business, which employs more than 574,000 workers and is obliged to deliver mail to every address in the United States, has seen a dramatic decrease in the volume of mail delivered — particularly pieces posted with its highest-profit generator, the firstclass stamp. Sales of first-class stamps have decreased by 40 percent in recent years and are “never going to come back,” he said. Boyd said tax day is a good barometer of how USPS business has waned during the past decade. Cars headed toward the Midway Drive post office to drop of returns by the filing deadline were once backed up to Interstate 8. “That doesn’t exist anymore,” he said. The ease and popularity of electronic communications, online tax-filing and bill-paying options and competition from FedEx, UPS and other parcel delivery services have decreased USPS profits and forced the post office to consider relocating or discontinuing operations at facilities across the country. These include La Jolla’s 77-year-old Wall Street post office and the recently slated closures of post offices in Beverly Hills and

Residents line up to share their concerns at the USPS’s April 26 meeting, which was held at the Cuvier Club. Pat Sherman Santa Monica. The USPS would save $30,268 annually in utilities and cleaning costs by discontinuing services at the Wall Street post office. USPS only uses 6,000 square feet of the approximately 14,000-square-foot building. “We’re out of money and we have a building that takes a lot of maintenance and that we don’t even use half of,” Boyd said. “That

brings me standing here before you today.” Not all the news was dire during USPS’s only scheduled meeting with the community to discuss the pending relocation of its post office. Though tempers were expected to flare, the crowd largely remained calm and respectful. USPS representatives offered some hope, repeatedly assuring the community that the relocation of its post office was

not inevitable. “There are two very important contingencies that have to happen,” said USPS regional property manager, Diana Alvarado. “We have to have an acceptable buyer and we have to have acceptable relocation space. If either one of those things doesn’t happen, this does not happen.” In regard to protecting the historic character of the Wall Street building, Alvarado said that USPS was currently undergoing a 90day, phase-one site study, for which it has hired a historical consultant. “That becomes very important should the building be for sale, because they will help us define the covenants and restrictions that would have to go onto the deed,” Alvarado said. “If we were to market or sell the building, it is advertised with the restrictions on there, so any buyer will know that there are going to be restrictions on the building to maintain the building’s historical characteristics. This will require that substantial portions of the building remain in the current configuration.” Alvarado showed slides of former post offices that have been sold and re-purposed as everything from law offices to a bed and breakfast, all while retaining the historic character of the buildings. Dave Evans, a 60-year La Jolla resident, spoke on behalf of himself and longtime La

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La Jollan to mark 100th birthday By Dave Schwab Spry with a twinkle in her eye, Kathleen Briggs of La Lolla Shores shared a few yarns about her life experiences, recently, as she eyed her upcoming 100th birthday: Saturday, May 5. A La Jolla resident since 1951, Briggs’ father was a Naval officer who participated in both the Spanish-American War and World War I. She claims she was conceived on the third floor of the Hotel Del Coronado, which she noted gave special rates to Naval officers at the time for occupying the hotel’s third floor. “I was supposed to be born on the 15th of April but my mother miscalculated,” she said, from her living room. Some of her fondest memories are of growing up on the Naval base in Bremerton, Wash. “The best time of my life was living up in Bremerton because we were in the Navy yard for four years and the ship would come in every month-and-a-half with 25 ensigns graduated out of the Naval Academy, so there were men all over the place,” she said. “I had a great time. I got engaged six times and never married. I think I had too much Navy: I could see what the future would be.” As a Navy brat, Briggs moved often and lived all over, including China for two years in the 1920s. She said she grew up with the McCain family, having known the father and grandfather of Senator John McCain, who ran for president in 2008. Briggs said her father used to sail frequently to South America when she was young, and would bring back an exotic animal each time, turning their home into a miniature zoo. Once, she said, the family inquired with a friend about moving from Coronado into an apartment elsewhere. They asked a friend to find a place that would accept a kinkajou, two monkees, two parrots and an ocelot. The answer back was, “Stay in Coronado.” You’ll always get it straight from Briggs, who’s not tame about telling you what it was like — or how it is. “It was deader than a doornail in 1951, everything folded up at 5 p.m.,” she said of La Jolla in those days. “The only thing open was the Cove Theater, which is sorely missed now. It was very dead until the

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The 100 Club n The United States has the greatest number of centenarians in the world with an estimated 70,490 as of Sept. 1, 2010. Recent estimates show roughly 450,000 centenarians worldwide. university came here.” And her impressions of La Jolla now? “I think they’re trying to make Prospect into another Rodeo Drive or something,” she said. Asked about the secret to her longevity, Briggs quipped, “Clean living,” but was quick to recant, adding, “I used to play a lot of golf, but I never had a lot of stamina.” Briggs was an accomplished painter in her life creating still lifes and landscapes, many of which adorn her home. Briggs’ friends are planning a big party for her on her centennial birthday. “It’s getting bigger and bigger,” she said. “I don’t know how they’re going to squeeze everybody in. It’s a Saturday, too. We’re going to have Chinese food. I think people are going to be sitting on the floors.” The philosophy that’s helped Briggs get through 100 years of living is pretty simple and straightforward, just like her. “I think you should be tolerant and charitable and open-minded about things and it will come back to you,” she said.

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District 1 City Council candidates gather for their first debate By Pat Sherman More than 100 people filled the community room of the La Jolla Village Square mall on April 25 to hear candidates in the District 1 City Council race pitch platforms and field questions on everything from ballot initiatives and infrastructure funding to bicycle safety. The debate, sponsored by the La Jolla Village Community Council, grew toasty from the heat of those assembled in the atcapacity room, many of whom stood or sat on the floor. At times, the discussion became equally heated as the candidates traded barbs on their performance and positions. During his opening statement, progressive Democrat and pro-seal attorney Bryan Pease took a shot at incumbent Councilwoman and fellow Democrat Sherri Lightner for her reluctance to participate in debates with her rivals. “This is the first and only debate, from my understanding, that all four candidates will be at,” Pease said. During a question about library funding, Republican businessman and former city pension board president Ray Ellis also took aim at Lightner. An audience member asked whether the candidates would support reinstating a library ordinance endorsed by former mayor Dick Murphy in 2000. It would have used 4 percent from the city’s general fund for libraries, though the idea was nixed after the city’s pension underfunding scandal came to light. Ellis cited Mayor Sanders’ managed competition mandate as a tool to save taxpayer dollars that could be used to fund libraries and other city services. He criticized Lightner and some of her council colleagues for not taking full advantage of managed competition. “Ms. Lightner was on the city council for over two years before they even did one (project),” Ellis said. “Thank goodness

District 1 City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner makes her bid for a second term on the San Diego City Council. Pat Sherman (Republic Councilwoman) Lorie Zapf joined the team and started to move that forward.” Ellis noted that San Diego’s in-house fleet maintenance crew was required to bid for their jobs through managed competition last fall, resulting in a projected $4.4 million in taxpayer savings. “Why in the world did it take so long?” Ellis said. “That would have been $20 million in our general fund if we had done that sooner.” Lightner said she did “nothing to hold up managed comp.” “We implemented it as fast as the mayor’s office brought things forward for it and we’ve been very successful with it,” she said. “I’ve been called a leader on managed comp.” Lightner said she supports reinstating the library ordinance, adding, “It will have to be done carefully. … We have spent a lot of time with pension reform and getting

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Pease, Ridz and Lightner said they do not support the bridge. “I also do not support the widening of Genesee,” Lightner said. “We know that with the coming of mass transit, including the trolley and direct access ramps at UCSD, we will be able to facilitate north UC (traffic) out of north UC, instead of through south UC.” Ellis would not say whether he supports the Regents Road Bridge, instead saying the project is “off the table right now,” and that the city’s $800 million in deferred maintenance should take precedence over new construction. Pushing Ellis on the issue, an audience member said, “You (could) be in office for eight years. I’m presuming you would find the time for it, because I do see the probridge people supporting you and putting up your yard signs.” Asked whether the candidates support “developer-backed Proposition A,” also referred to as the “Fair and Open Competition” initiative, Ridz admitted that he was not familiar with the measure, which would limit socalled Project Labor Agreements. Lightner said she does not support it “at this time.” “I believe it will jeopardize about $125 million in state and federal funding we could use for development in the city for public improvements,” she said. “Had we had it in place, we would not have been able, as a council, to negotiate the very good contract deals we got for Petco Park and the expansion of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.” Ellis said he “strongly” supports Prop. A. “It creates a level playing field for competition — and that’s the way that we’re going to produce a better value for taxpayers,” he said. “It’s very open and transparent. All contracts have to be posted online, so we,

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More on debate at LaJollaLight.com From Debate, A6 the taxpayers, can take a good hard look at these things, and there aren’t any deals made behind closed doors.” Pease said that, in general, managed competition and Prop. A have been “overrated.” “The theory is that, well, because we implemented this managed competition, now the bids are coming in lower,” Pease said. “A number of factors could be contributing to that. … Proposition A, I think, is flawed, because it is backed by developers and I stand for the public interest.” Questioned about their support for a new downtown stadium to house the San Diego Chargers, Ridz said he doesn’t support spending public money on the project. “It’s not as if the Spanos family and the NFL doesn’t have some money,” he said. “If we could look at some proposition where we would have a small bond and could get this paid off in a very short amount of time, I might support it,” he said. Ellis, who touted the Chargers as “part of our San Diego brand,” said the stadium should be a “multi-use sports/entertainment” facility to be used for other sporting and largescale events when the Chargers aren’t playing. “If Indianapolis can use their facility for over 200 days a year, surely San Diego with our climate and environment can do so,” he said. “I would not support any across-theboard sales tax increase on something like this, nor would I allow it just to move forward. It would have to go before a vote of the people.” Pease also said he supports the multi-use concept, though neither he nor Lightner support using taxpayer money to build a stadium. Steve Quinn asked whether the candidates would accept a city pension if elected (three Republican city council members and the mayor currently do not take a city pension.) Ellis, who has been endorsed by Republican Councilman and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, said he will not accept a pension if elected, and will donate his salary to community charities. DeMaio is championing a measure on the June ballot, Proposition B, which would replace city employee pensions with a 401(k)-style retirement plan. Taking a jab at the independently wealthy Ellis, Pease said he is “certainly not in a financial position, as some are, to not accept a salary” if elected. “And sure,” he added, “why wouldn’t I take a pension?” Lightner said that after four years of service she is eligible to begin collecting $10,000 a year from her pension. “Prop. B would change some of that,” she said. “As soon

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As many as 100 people gathered in the community room of La Jolla Village Square mall for a District 1 City Council candidate debate sponsored by the La Jolla Village Community Council. Pat Sherman as Prop. B is implemented I will transfer everything to the 401K.” Ridz added, “If there’s a 401K involved I will take that, but if (Prop. B) is not passed, I will not take a pension.” UCSD political science major Arshya Sharifian asked what role students can play in helping solve city issues. Ridz suggested students apply for seats on community boards and volunteer their time with nonprofit organizations. “We need to bring up a generation that is civically minded and is well aware of the topics that are before the city council, and issues within the county,” he said. Lightner suggested students get involved with a local planning group or town council, or intern with a local business. Ellis used his answer as an opportunity to press Lightner on her reluctance to engage in debates. “Our campaign staff is made up of a bunch of college students,” he said. “We actually connected with a students’ group at UCSD and came up with the idea of a debate, and we’ve been trying to move this along for weeks now. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any response affirmatively from the Lightner camp. We think it’s very important to get our young folks involved in these civic discussions.” La Jolla Village Community Council member Lorraine Stein asked what the candidates would do to increase fire protection coverage in the under-served UTC area. Sticking to his platform of pension reform and managed

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La Jollan partners with Riford Library to help students navigate the college admission process By Pat Sherman During her two decades as a college admission counselor, Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz has heard many parents ask the same question: ‘How can I get my son or daughter into the best college there is?’ “(But) that’s the wrong question,” Hansen Shaevitz said. “The more appropriate, correct question is, ‘How can I help my son or daughter get into the best college for him or her?’ “When students define who they are, what they want and act on what they’re interested in, they have a much better chance of becoming successful college applicants.” When her own children were in high school, Hansen Shaevitz saw how perplexing the college application process could be for students and parents, and decided to do some investigating of her own. “I was told, ‘We can smell whether a student knows what we’re all about at the college. How students fill out their applications, especially what they say in their essays, gives us that information.”

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From USPS, A4 Jolla attorney Karl ZoBell, who is in possession of post office box No. 1. Evans noted sheets of paper placed on attendees’ chairs that outlined the deleterious effects of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which was passed by Congress in 2006. The legislation requires the USPS to prefund its future retiree health-care benefits for the next 75 years within the next 10 years, putting aside billions for the benefits of employees who haven’t even been hired yet. To meet this obligation, the postal service has to scrape up $5.5 billion by Sept. 30 of each year. “No other business, no government agency, no other entity known to man has ever had that requirement,” Evans said. “That just seems ludicrous.” USPS regional communications specialist Eva Jackson noted that 80 percent of USPS’s overhead is in labor. “Limited flexibility in labor contracts and retiree pre-funding impact our finances,” Jackson said. “Our pricing for stamps and products are capped by inflation and our customers really can’t afford the impact of a large price increase. “Not only are we looking at selling properties and relocating offices, we are looking at rightsizing our network for processing and delivery,” she said. Rightsizing involves relocating to a smaller space or reducing a space to its optimal operating size. Evoking cheers from the crowd, Alvarado said, “In communities where it may be very challenging to get relocation space, such as La Jolla — and the Postal Service does recognize that — we are looking to also possibly rightsize in place.” Prior to the meeting, 2,334 people had signed a petition urging the USPS to keep postal operations in the Wall Street building. At the conclusion of USPS’s presentation, members of the Save Our La Jolla Task Force and the public offered suggestions on how to do that, as well as other considerations and expressions of attachment to the post office. Congressman and San Diego mayoral candidate Bob Filner, who also was in attendance, questioned USPS on the cost of its current site study — and whether it wouldn’t be more cost effective to keep the post office where it is. Filner said the task force might consider a public buyer, such as a city, county, state or federal agency that could

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Alvarado responded, “I would think the postal service would definitely take that into consideration,” further suggesting that the task force send its proposal in a letter of intent to the USPS’s assets manager. Erika Torri, executive director of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, said the post office building could be remodeled as a cultural center, serving in conjunction with the Athenaeum as a “cultural corridor” along Wall Street. “I don’t think we would have any shortage of ideas for what could be done with the rest of the building if we still had the post office in the front,” Torri said. Another member of the task force proposed entering into an agreement with the city and a private nonprofit to buy the building, approaching Congress to secure a federal loan guarantee for the purchase. The 6,000 square feet needed to run the post office could then be leased back to the post office, he said. Addressing the myriad suggestions, USPS’s Ken Boyd said, “If it were me I would have a very vibrant business plan that outlines exactly what benefits the postal service sees in the remedies you provide. So, it’s not, ‘sell the building come hell or high water.’ (We’re) here listening to different options and I think there have been some very good options (put forward).” USPS announced that the deadline for people to mail written comments on the proposed post office relocation has been extended to May 26. If USPS decides to relocate its services, mail delivery would not be affected and people would not lose their already assigned post office boxes, Alvarado assured. A site search for an alternate location would not begin until the property is on the market and a potential buyer has been found. “If we were to relocate, we don’t want to leave the building empty,” Alvarado said.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Jones to lead youth soccer league Jose’s will sizzle on Cinco de Mayo La Jolla Youth Soccer League has hired Kristin Jones as its new Director of Coaching for both its recreational and competitive programs. A two-time national champion and AllAmerican at UCSD, Jones has proven herself as a player and a coach over the last decade. After a year of working as director of the girls program for Impact, she has shown great potential in leading the league in a positive direction. “Our community is so lucky to have Kristin as our new director of coaching. She is the perfect role model for our children. She has succeeded both academically and athletically at the college level. “As our children have grown older, around 15 or 16, Kristin Jones we have consistently lost players, and subsequently teams, at an age when players and their families are in need of guidance to apply to college and pick the right college that will allow them to continue to play soccer at the appropriate level. Jones has that ‘next level’ experience that will ultimately help our players achieve their soccer goals, whatever they may be,” said Fred Borrelli, president of

La Jolla Youth Soccer League. After 11 years with the Nomads Soccer Club as the assistant director of the girls program, Jones felt it was the right time to make the move. “This opportunity presented itself at the perfect time. I am excited to work with the youth teams and provide a good learning environment for the La Jolla soccer community,” she said. In addition to her position with La Jolla Youth Soccer, Jones is in her ninth season as the head assistant coach for the UCSD Women’s Soccer program and the head coach of La Jolla High Girls Varsity Soccer. She’s been an integral part of both programs’ success, leading LJHS to four CIF finals in the past five years. This has also resulted in two CIF championships and two So Cal Regional Runner-up positions. Her UCSD Women’s team is ranked in the top 10 nationally, and fights for a national championship year after year. — For more information about La Jolla Youth Soccer League, call (858) 677-9779 or visit www.lajollasoccer.org

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By Marti Gacioch With Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, Jose’s Courtroom is set to sizzle with signature margaritas, juicy grilled favorites, and a full day of live bands topped off by a raffle benefit. “Our Cinco de Mayo has become a staple of the La Jolla community,” said manager, Kristin Hollingsworth. “We’ll rent out the parking lot next door so our capacity will double and we’ll have three bands playing music all day long.” This year, all raffle proceeds (win services, products and gift cards from local merchants) will go to La Jolla’s Fire Station 9 on Torrey Pines Road. “They’re very important to La Jolla because they’re our disaster unit, which responds to a range of things, including ocean incidents,” Hollingsworth said. “Their old firehouse hasn’t been kept up, and with city funding so cut, they can’t fix it up, so I thought the Be Kind to 9 charity (www. kindtonine.org) was the perfect way to give back to the La Jolla community.” Best known for its margaritas and fresh Mexican food, Jose’s Courtroom will have an ample amount of both on May 5. More than 400 people usually attend the annual event. Jose’s will open at 10 a.m. that day and staff expects the party to go into the night. “Three cover bands will play outside until

Margaritas will be plentiful at Jose’s Courtroom on Saturday 10 p.m. and then we’ll have a DJ inside until we close at 2 a.m.,” Hollingsworth said. Tigg Mitchell owns and operates the 150seat Jose’s Courtroom. There is staff of 30 employees. Established in 1972, its iconic mural featuring many of the old-time customers (attorneys, judges and court clerks from the 1970s) testifies to its popularity. “Resembling the Last Supper, the mural depicts many of the regulars who went to Jose’s to talk shop when there was still a courthouse in La Jolla,” Hollingsworth said. “Our interior hasn’t changed much; we’re very traditional and have a huge chandelier in the middle of the bar that must be 40 years old.” — Jose’s Courtroom, 1037 Prospect St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Happy Hour 4-7 p.m.) Monday–Friday. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday. (858) 454-7655. www.joses.com

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The former World Savings Bank at 1055 Torrey Pines Road will be the location of a Starbucks and a Chipotle restaurant, the former to include outdoor patio seating in a space previously used for drive-through banking. Pat Sherman

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From Business, A1 Girard also has closed, though the space was leased in a matter of hours to Elizabeth Allen Atelier gifts and home accessories, which moved from its prior location on La Jolla Boulevard late last month. Though there was word that La Jolla Music may be shutting its doors after five decades in the Village, owner Janine Ryder said she is “waiting to see what happens” with an individual who could help the business remain open. Prospect Street On Prospect Street, Aquamoree restaurant and Let’s Go clothing store closed, while a 3,400-square foot space at 1205 Prospect that once housed Simic Gallery is undergoing a remodel in hopes of renting it, said a representative with Torrey Enterprises Property. Luxury soap and bath store, Presenting the Soap Opera, will open its second store June 1 at 1025 Prospect St. (previously occupied by Let’s Go). Ivanhoe Avenue Mr. Taco eatery and Postal Plus on Ivanhoe Avenue closed due to a fire in February. Repairs to the spaces are still underway. The owner of the Postal Plus, who did not offer her name, said she is not sure when or if she will reopen. “It depends on the management company,” she said. Herschel Avenue The opening of Herringbone restaurant, a $2.5 million eatery from restaurateur Brian Malarkey and nightclub owner James Brennan, has been pushed back to mid-May. The restaurant will feature “Ocean Bazaar” and surf and turf fare from “Top Chef” contestant Amanda Baumgarten, formerly of Los Angeles’ Water Grill. The team at Snake Oil Cocktail Co. will create the eatery’s culinary-inspired libations, while interior designer Thomas Schoos will transform the vintage warehouse, paying homage to the history of the building,while incorporating images and artifacts associated with the coast. The interior will include six 100-year-old olive trees, to give the space an open interior-garden feel. Pearl Street An approximately 5,000-square-foot property at 613-623 Pearl St. recently sold for $2,299,000 cash. The partially vacant building, which once housed Sadaf Persian

restaurant, is currently home to pizza, Mexican and Chinese restaurants, which are expected to remain in place. The Starbucks coffee house at 905 Pearl St. (and Fay Avenue) will be moving to new, larger digs at 1055 Torrey Pines Road, site of the former World Savings Bank. Though Starbucks was originally slated to open this month, the opening has been tentatively set for Aug. 30. The new location will utilize 1,625 square feet of the building, and include at 1,099-square-foot outdoor patio where drive-up bank teller lanes once were located. The site will include 38 designated Starbucks parking spaces — a substantial increase from Pearl Street. Starbucks locations on Prospect, La Jolla Boulevard (Bird Rock) and in La Jolla Shores are expected to remain open, the company says. Jennifer Van Galder of La Jolla’s Planned District Ordinance Committee, said there was some concern about the use of an existing Pylon sign at the site, which exceeds height limits for signage in the Village. “We wouldn’t allow that now, but it was grandfathered in,” she said, noting Starbucks’ intention to use it. Sharing the first floor of the building with Starbucks will be a 2,400-square-foot Chipotle Mexican restaurant, with an indoor seating capacity of 52. The restaurant, expected to open in early fall, is one of 21 Chipotles in the San Diego area, including one on La Jolla Village Drive. Van Galder said she heard some grumbling that there is already a saturation of fast foodstyle Mexican restaurants in the Village area, including the recently opened Puesto on Wall Street, as well as Rubio’s, Wahoo’s, Ortega’s, Don Carlos, Bahia Don Bravo (in Bird Rock) and two Rigoberto’s locations on La Jolla Boulevard. There also is some concern that the city is not sending the PDO Committee notification of all new business proposals, so that the owners can comply with mandates on signage, building color and other plans subject to PDO Committee scrutiny, Van Galder said. “We know that Chipotle’s coming in, but they haven’t been in to see us,” she said. “There are a lot of businesses that don’t come in and just open up … but we’re really easy. We want people to open businesses; we want this village to be lively and successful.”

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I’m resigning from Shores Permit Review Committee To Tony Crisafi, president, La Jolla Community Planning Association: his letter is to inform you and the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (LJSPRC) that I am resigning from this committee effective immediately. This is in protest for the committees’ unfair hearing given to the revised Hillel Project, presented to the committee at our February and March 2012 meetings. The reason for my resignation is three fold. n First, every applicant coming before a community board should be afforded a fair and unbiased review of their proposed project. Several members of the board previously held positions in groups in opposition to this project or have previously publicly opposed this project. These board members failed to disclose this fact prior to our review of this project. Disclosure is required for committee members by either abstaining or by recusing themselves from deliberations regarding projects that they had previously opposed or where members were in opposition groups. Some committee members were members in organized groups in opposition to or had submitted public letters or public testimony in opposition to the previous rendition of this particular project. The requirement to abstain or recuse oneself is required by subcommittee bylaws, bylaws of the CPA, and by City Policy 600-24, which governs actions of committee members. This inaction by committee members to disclose this, has denied this applicant of a fair and impartial hearing. n Secondly, members of the subcommittee chose not to follow the policy guidelines written in the La Jolla Community Plan. In the review of the project, which provided a community park, committee members disregarded policy guidelines advocating the need for community parks in that same policy document. n And lastly, based on the La Jolla Shores PDO, community members failed to review the project fairly. Because of their biased against the project, they denied the project based upon an unsubstantiated claim that the bulk and scale of these residentially scaled buildings were out of character with the neighborhood and failed to follow the overriding design guidelines of “unity of variety” by claiming the design of these buildings were out of character with the neighborhood. The importance of fair and unbias review by the community group is at the heart of the reason for community review, and by denying a fair hearing of an applicant, not only violates the subcommittee bylaws CPA bylaws, and the City of San Diego Policy 600-24, it is un-American and a clear violation of these guidelines. I can no longer support a group that so clearly denies applicants a fair hearing, and therefore resign from this committee effective immediately. I will also request that the CPA investigate these serious allegations as well as the City of San Diego Planning Department and City Ethics Commission, as these actions raise major questions of fairness in the subcommittees working for the community. Michael R. Morton A.I.A. Vice Chair of the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee Principal of Marengo Morton Architects, Former CPA trustee and CPA member

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Christian Science Reading Room article was enlightening I enjoyed the Light’s article on Christian Science Reading Room on Girard Avenue. I love going there, not only for study of “Science and Health” by M.B. Eddy, but the quiet time is wonderful for spiritual study, reviewing the Christian Science Monitor and other journals. It’s a wonderful place for meditation and you do not have to be a Christian Scientist. Thanks again for such a wonderful article. I think of the Christian Science Reading Room as a secret hiding place or meditation room. It used to be open in evening, I do not know if they are doing that anymore. It is a great place for the community. Anna Marshall La Jolla

Clarify the traffic rules about blinking reds While returning to my home at 11 p.m. one night in February, I was pulled over apparently for going through a blinking red light “set-up” on Nautilus Street at Avenida Mirola. I have driven on this street for 42 years and never have I experienced a red light “set-up.” Initially, what was the purpose for this blinking red light “set-up” with no vehicular traffic? Secondly, why would a police car be at this location at this late hour, seemingly “waiting?” I feel the above “set-up” would be considered a speed trap with the expectation of arresting a driver, who at that hour, MIGHT have been drinking. La Jolla residents are a lucrative source of revenue. I, of course, feel justified in expressing this complaint. In addition to making this complaint public, what else can be done to rid our community of this blatant abuse of power? This ticket bears a maximum fine of $520. Jane Coursin La Jolla n Police response: Although the driver may have driven through this intersection for 42 years and never experienced a blinking red traffic signal, it is not uncommon for traffic signals to revert to a “four-way flash” cycle during inclement weather or in the aftermath of heavy storms or storms that caused power surges or

power outages. That was the case in this instance. The police department did not “set up” the flashing light; it was the result of weather conditions. The driver further states that there was no other vehicular traffic in the area at that time. I spoke to the officer and reviewed his activity for that shift. He issued a total of 5 citations in just over an hour for the same violation at that location. During his observation of the intersection, the officer said he did not stop vehicles that slowed down to 7-10 mph; he only stopped those vehicles that violated the flashing red signal (21457(a) CVC) and went through the intersection at a speed greater than 10 mph. The Vehicle Code requires all who approach an intersection displaying a flashing red signal to come to a complete stop before proceeding when safe to do so. The officer exercised discretion in determining those who slowed down substantially from the posted 35 mph speed limit would not be contacted. The driver claims that the flashing signal is a “speed trap.” A “speed trap” is defined by section 40802 (a) of the California Vehicle Code as “particular section of a highway with a prima facie speed limit that is ... not justified by an engineering and traffic survey.” This basically defines a “speed trap” as a section of road with a speed limit posted intentionally low to “trap speeders.” An example would be posting a section of Fairmount Avenue, generally a 50 mph roadway, with a small section at 35 mph simply to entrap people into speeding. That was not the case in the matter related to the driver who wrote to your paper. In fact, the driver was not cited for a speed-related violation so to make a “speed trap” argument is baseless. The driver further accuses the police department of creating the flashing situation to arrest La Jolla residents as “a lucrative source of revenue.” The police department does not realize any income or funding for arresting individuals. In fact, arresting people COSTS the police department as we have to pay fees to the sheriff’s department to process and house our arrestees. La Jolla residents do not pay any more for their citations than the residents of any other neighborhood as the fine schedule, set by the court, is based on the violation, not the Zip code of the violator. Andra Brown, Lieutenant San Diego Police Department


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Please, no scuba-diving fees

Spa plans to expand services

I’m disappointed to read Mary Coakley’s suggestions about scuba companies paying fees for simply gearing their students up on the grass and walking into (and under) the water with them (reported in the April 26 issue of The Light). Scuba shops (mostly mom and pop operations) already have a very small profit margin and independent scuba instructors, such as myself, have a razor-thin margin. I find it extremely ironic that Mary makes these comments now and not one or two years ago when she was lobbying the scuba community (yes, the very community she wants to impose fees on) for financial and physical support for her pet project, the Shores map and walkway improvements at Kellogg Park. Too, it should be noted that although Parker’s estimate of 100 scuba divers at Kellogg Park at once may VERY occasionally be correct, those numbers are not all students and instructors, as Kellogg Park is very popular

For many years, The Spa of La Jolla has provided spa services to its patrons at its present location, 7630 Fay Ave. While the building’s owner entity was unable to negotiate refinancing with its secured creditors, which forced it to file for protection under Chapter 11, the tenants remain unaffected and have continued business as usual. Likewise, the appointment of a trustee has had no effect on the building’s tenants, including The Spa of La Jolla. The Spa of La Jolla is in the process of completing its 20-year business plan. Details on expansion of its services and programs will be released by the end of May. Perhaps the greatest challenge to The Spa of La Jolla’s future plans is misinformation regarding any ties it has with the landlord. The Spa of La Jolla’s position is that its past and present reputation, locally and nationally, renders any change in the building’s ownership irrelevant to implementing its plans for the future. Dianne York President, The Spa of La Jolla

Saturdays bring scores of scuba divers down to Kellogg Park in La Jolla Shores. File with the rank and file scuba community as well. Shall we charge them, too? Bill Powers Via LaJollalight.com

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Ludger “Lud” Richard Camp 1928 – 2012

Ludger “Lud” Richard Camp passed away at home on April 13, 2012, following a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease. Lud, an only child, was born to Ludger Richard Camp and Helen Glynn Camp on August 8, 1928, at Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco, CA. Mr. Camp led a rich and adventurous life. His first venture into business occurred at age 8, when he took a newspaper route in San Francisco’s financial district. He loved the job because business executives paid him with dollar bills and told him to keep the change. From that he learned the importance of a healthy profit margin. At 16, during the early years of World War II, he left school to enlist in the Army Air Corps. He became one of the highest ranked trainees in Texas. However, he was honorably discharged when it was discovered that he was underage. Mr. Camp then enlisted in the Merchant Marines where he was sent to Catalina Island. He loved to tell friends about

his difficulty concentrating on exercise because Norma Jean Baker (later Marilyn Monroe), would saunter by in the afternoons. He was deployed to the Philippines and was on the last supply ship to leave with General McArthur’s troops. At the end of the war, he was on the first supply ship into Poland. Lud saw most of the world during those years and developed a passion for the sea and travel. During the Korean War he was sent to Kansas for officer’s training but had emergency surgery requiring months of recuperation. He received an honorable discharge. Following the war, Mr. Camp completed his education at the old San Francisco Polytechnical High School. His father had been vice president of a San Francisco produce company so, after graduation, Lud decided to follow his father’s footsteps by taking a job at a produce company. He quickly decided that it wasn’t the right career for him, so, he joined his uncle in retail sales at the Chevrolet dealership on Van Ness Avenue. He moved to the Cadillac Division of General Motors. This led to a long career in the automobile industry. He later completed the executive training program at Buick in Michigan. He was offered a vice president’s position, but turned it down to return to his native California, where he was appointed a district manager. In 1959, he acquired his first auto dealership — Renault/ Peugeot in Chico, CA. Throughout his life he was dealer/operator for Triumph/ Volvo, Chrysler, American

Motors, AMC/Jeep, Mazda, Austin-Healy, CadillacPontiac, GMC, Chevrolet, and Ford. Mr. Camp retired at age 50 but soon came out of retirement working as an Auto Consultant selling dealerships throughout the Western United States. In 1981, while selling a dealership in San Diego, he decided to purchase another, Corral Ford in Lemon Grove. He sold it in 1996 and again retired. In addition, Mr. Camp had obtained his brokerage licenses for real estate and insurance. Mr. Camp was an active community leader and philanthropist who supported numerous non-profit organizations throughout California. His many community interests have included the Rotary Club, St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, the La Jolla Cancer Society, Newcomers Club of La Jolla, the Old Globe Theater, and the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library. Mr. Camp was active in many professional organizations statewide and nationally. Among other positions, he served for three years as Chairman of both the San Diego Ford Dealers Advertising Association and Director of the Southern Ford Dealers Advertising Association. He had also served as Advertising Chairman at AMC/JEEP; National Dealer Council Representative for AMC/Jeep for two years; and was on the Executive Board of the Santa Clara County Auto Dealers for two years. Over the years, he was the recipient of many outstanding Dealer

awards. In 1947, Mr. Camp married Mildred Catherine Reynolds. They had three children. The family resided in Los Altos before moving to Atherton. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Karin Watia McGhee in 1984. They resided in La Jolla and remained married for 28 years, until his death. Having been an only child, Mr. Camp enjoyed the companionship of Karin’s siblings – six brothers and two sisters. He also became stepfather to Karin’s three daughters, Kimberly, Stephanie and Alison. Mr. Camp was passionate about his Irish heritage, and that he was born and raised in San Francisco. He was thrilled when the San Francisco grandchildren attended St. Cecilia Parochial School where he had gone to grammar school and had made so many friends. Since all of his family records were lost in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, he spent many years tracing his roots. He also considered the number “8” his lucky number and loved celebrating his 80th birthday on August 8. 2008. His favorite music was jazz and he shared this love with his sons; Rich and Robert. He knew all of the best jazz and music clubs in San Francisco, and sought out other clubs wherever he and Karin traveled. He later developed a love of fado, opera and chamber music. Music sustained him in his later years of illness. When his stepdaughter, Alison McGhee, recently spent three weeks visiting, her finance, Thierry Vilban,

brought his alto sax from Paris and played every afternoon for Lud. Mr. Camp also loved fine cuisine and enjoyed socializing with friends over good food. He especially enjoyed the gourmet dinner group to which he and Karin belonged for many years. While living in San Francisco, they were known for their all night New Year’s Eve party as well as the January Dungeness Crab Dinners. Lud loved golf and sailing. Memberships included several Bay Area Golf Clubs, Southwestern Yacht Club, and the La Jolla Cotillion. He and Karin traveled extensively until he was too ill to do so. Lud was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, stepbrother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife, Karin; his three children, Cheryl (Robert) Dicus, Ludger “Rick” Camp III and Robert Camp; three stepchildren, Kimberly (Charles) Ingram, Stephanie McGhee and Alison McGhee; as well as his ten grandchildren, Analise Dicus, Daniella (Michael) Helweg, Cassie (David) Fredregill, Niall, Catherine and Niamh O’Kane, Sasha and Jack Condas, and Julien and Francois Ercolani. Mr. Camp was given the gift of his first great-granddaughter, Chyenne Lynn Fredregill, who was born just two days before his death. He was thrilled to be able to look at photos of her before he passed. The family requests that you join them in celebrating his life at All Hollow’s Catholic Church in

La Jolla on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Ludger Richard Camp be mailed to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 921031407 or to Scripps Health Foundation to benefit the Department of Neurology for Parkinson’s Research in consultation with Dr. Melissa Houser, 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road, 109N, La Jolla, CA 92037. The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Dr. George Dailey and Dr. Melissa Hauser as well as other medical staff at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla; and San Diego Hospice for their exceptional support and care, especially his nurses, Sonya and Christi, and teamwork of Mary, Paul, Jim and Tracy. His physical therapist, Lisa, was a key player as well. Lud’s four wonderful caregivers, Earlene, Delsy, Claudia and Doris Rose, along with Nelly, completed the circle of love. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/lajollalight.

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Hilary Corno

Sarah Hart

Aubrey Bosma

Sergio Reyes cruised to his second straight La Jolla Half Marathon title. Reyes, from Palmdale, won this year’s race 20 seconds faster than a year ago as he finished with a time of one hour, six minutes and 24 seconds. Phil Dailey photos

Armen Vartanian

Hector Hernandez

Trey Van Buskirk

By Phil Dailey ergio Reyes’ run to the finish line of Sunday’s La Jolla Half Marathon was a lonely one. Not only was it the second straight year Reyes won the La Jolla 13.1mile race, he did it faster than he did in 2011. In fact, it was 20 seconds faster as he finished with a time of one hour, six min-

1:24. And just like Reyes, Corno also beat her field by a large margin. The second-place woman was Carlsbad’s Sarah Hart, who ran the race in 1:29.07. San Diego’s Aubrey Bosma was third with a time of 1:31.30. The top male finisher from La Jolla was 23year old Trey Van Buskirk, who placed 13th overall with a time of 1:23.26. Ben Horne, also

All alone at the finish line a La Jollan, wasn’t too far off the pace, finishing in 17th place with a time of 1:24.56. For the women, the top La Jollan was Ashley Estes, who was 33rd overall for the women. In total, 6,301 runners ran the half marathon Sunday and 6,015 finished the race. n For full race results, go to http://bit.ly/JXihWC

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May is the new October for LJYB By Tom Murphy La Jolla Youth Baseball October is when everything happens in Major League Baseball. Some of us remember Reggie Jackson as “Mr. October.”  In La Jolla Youth Baseball, May is the new October.  Lineups are less fluid, ace pitchers extend their outings, exciting one-run games are common.   At this time of year, a good defense beats a good offense.  The number of double-plays completed in May will be greater than March and April combined. Playoffs for all divisions start on May 14th with LJYB’s Championship Saturday scheduled on May 19th.  “LJYB Night at Islands Restaurant” will be held on Wednesday, May

16th from 5-9 p.m. with 20 percent of the proceeds being donated to the league. All families are encouraged to attend. LJYB Nostalgia Jim Weaver, the manager of Shetland’s La Jolla Playhouse team, also managed the LJ Federal Bronco team in 1968 and the REBA Pony teams in the 1970s. Here he is photographed on the 1959 Bronco team Burriston’s that was coached by John Murphy and Ralph Wyer.  Coach Weaver covers a lot of LJYB’s rich history and we are delighted to have him back in the league with his twin sons. If you have any vintage LJYB photos, please upload them to the LJYB Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/LJYB.org

1959 La Jolla Bronco Burriston’s. Front left, top: Coach John Murphy, Kip Puterbaugh, Chris Hendricks, Charlie Buchanan, Jim Weaver, Larry Neber, Bobby Andrews, Coach Ralph Wyer. Bottom: Kevin Murphy, Denny Hughen, Gary van Dalsem, Carlos Tavares, Peter Bergstrom, (unknown), Nick Wyer. Courtesy

Bishop’s surf wins state championship There was a great team spirit on the beach in Oceanside on Sunday, April 22 when the Bishop’s School men’s short board team won the state championships. The team, coached by Adam Montgomery and led by team captain Zach Lana, started their day at the Oceanside Harbor surfing fun waves that were in the three- to- four foot range. The conditions were perfect with very little wind and beautiful peaks making for good rights and lefts. The competition started bright and early at 7 a.m. under overcast skies with a

little drizzle though it put no damper on the competition. The Bishop’s School surfed first against Tesoro High School, and won, which put them up against Thousand Oaks. Bishop’s beat them as well to continue on against University City in the semifinals. Continuing on their winning streak, the Knights went on to surf the finals agains last year’s champions, Aliso Miguel. The Bishop’s School prevailed and took the win with a close final score, 24-18.

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Passion for all things Irish is the hallmark of long-time resident Malachi Rafferty “Mal” Rafferty was born and raised in the west of Ireland. As an undergraduate, he studied at the University College Dublin and Trinity College. The recipient of an Irish/U.S. government fellowship, he completed graduate studies at UCLA School of Business in 1966 and joined the administration as a special assistant to the Dean of Extension. In 1974, he arrived in San Diego to begin a 35-year “stint” as the founding director of Malachi Rafferty what was to become the University of San Diego’s Division of Continuing Education. Mal has been recognized as an innovative developer of professional and teacher-training programs, which have been presented worldwide. He retired from “real” work in 2010, and lives with his wife, Beth, in La Jolla. They are proud parents of three grown children, all La Jolla High School graduates. Mal is a board member of the Friends of the La Jolla Library. What brought you to La Jolla? In 1974, a job opportunity at the University of San Diego. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract or improve in the area? There would be enough money in the budget to keep our La Jolla library open seven days a week, eight hours a day. Who or what inspires you? People who are generous with their time, talent and treasure. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? My guests would gather at my Georgian home in Merrion Square, Dublin. (If only I owned a Georgian home.) Regrets from Oscar Wilde, my neighbor, who’s on safari with the Prince of Wales. Included would be Saint Patrick — we need someone to say the blessing and I’ve wondered, did he drive all the “snakes” out of Ireland?

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Aimy Pham holds ‘Piercing Words.’

Sustainable art class at Preuss School has students thinking outside the norm

Students at work in the Art & Sustainability class at Preuss School on the UCSD campus. Photos by Will Bowen By Will Bowen n a mission to promote Earthly sustainability, teacher/artist/business exec Barbara Gothard, teamed up with Barak Smith, head of the art department at the Preuss School on the UCSD campus, to offer a unique class for underprivileged kids. Gothard received a grant from the Picerne Foundation to develop and present the Art & Sustainability course as part of its Artist Outreach program. She’s been teaching with Smith in his classroom every Tuesday since last July. Gothard and Smith plan to showcase the work of their students from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Space 4 Art galleries,

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326 15th Street in the East Village of downtown San Diego. The students’ art will be offered for sale with a percentage going to support the Preuss School Art Department. Gothard, who received her Ph.D. in 1982 from Michigan State University, explained that she started out her career as an art teacher. She became a principal, but switched to business to work for companies, like Burger King and Dow Chemical, on their sustainability projects. About a year ago, she decided to get back into art on a full-time basis. Hoping to meld her interests, she came up with her current project. When she is not teaching, Gothard

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An AK47 rifle created out of rosary beads by Carmello Madera and Edgar Escobar represents all the people killed in Mexico by the drug wars.

Art teachers Barak Smith and Barbara Gothard pose with a student project fashioned from recycled Cheetos bags.

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FROM ART, B1 is a Surrealist painter, working in oils and watercolors. Her paintings show floors, windows, building edges and the sky. “(In life) there are multiple realities operating simultaneously,” Gothard said, “and each may offer opportunities, even as we get older. I want to awaken in people this sense of opportunity. “My mother always taught me that there was light at the end of the tunnel and to keep on trying. She said that education was the key because they could never take it from you. It would always be there to serve you.” She said her project on sustainability at Preuss is only possible “because Barak is such a visionary art teacher.” Smith is a UCSD Visual Arts graduate who used to work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. He said in years past, he liked to work with matchsticks to make sculptures. After his sculptures were finished, he would sometimes light them on fire. Now he works mostly in pen and ink, drawing intricate patterns. “I love teaching at Preuss,” Smith said. “All of

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Museum to present family artlab event on Saturday

If you go ■ What: ‘Sustain It,’ Preuss art students’ show/sale

Museum of Contemporary Art gallery educators will lead families through a Look/Explore tour of the exhibit, “John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation,” 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at 700 Prospect St. Following the tour, a printing workshop will highlight Baldessari’s work and process. The program is recommended for ages 5 and older. Tickets are $25 per family, capacity 60 participants. For more information, call (858) 454-3541 or visit mcasd.org/programs/family-artlab-printmania-remix

■ When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ■ Where: Space 4 Art gallery, 325 15th St. East Village Reception: 6-9 p.m. with music, spoken word ■ Contact: (610) 269-7230 ■ Website: space4art.org

Maximilliano Garcia works on his relief sculpture made from discarded cardboard. Will Bowen

the teachers here are at the top of their games and the students, some of whom ride the bus to get here for 1 to 3 hours every day, are all highly motivated.” He said sustainability projects, which utilize free discarded materials, are perfect for these times when the budget for art is being cut at most schools. Preuss School is considered one of best in the country in terms of power to transform students. All its students come from underserved communities and represent the first in their families to attend college. Preuss spends about a mil-

lion dollars a year just bussing them to campus. The students also receive two free meals a day and free books, so this is the opportunity of a lifetime for most of them. Aimy Pham is a student in the Art & Sustainability class who rides the bus from East San Diego each day. “We are free to do whatever we want in this class. No one tells us how things are supposed to be,” Pham said. She’s working on a wall relief sculpture made from discarded cardboard, which she calls “Piercing Words.” “Sometimes, even things said nicely or diplomatically,

can be painful,” she said. Pham hopes to have a career in cyber-security, “like in the movie, ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ “ Carmello Madera and Edgar Escobar worked together on an art project fashioning an AK47 submachine gun out of red and black rosary beads. They said it represents all the people who have died in the drug wars in Mexico. “I personally think that the Mexican government could stop the drug cartels but they don’t because some people high up are receiving a ‘mordida’ or a bribe,” Madera said.

Gallery will host reception for six artists on Friday Six artists will be on hand for “Ladies Night,” an evening with Jennyfer Stratman, Tara Mozafarian, Stephanie Paige, Georgeana Ireland, Susan Hirsch and Jane Burton, 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, 7946 Ivanhoe Ave. Guests may meet the artists and view a variety of work in diverse mediums including copper, clay, Venetian plaster, bronze, glass, wood, Belgium linen, aluminum, acrylic, stainless steel, oil, recycled wine barrels and more. For more details, call (858) 551-2010 or visit contemporaryfineartsgallery.com

Grunion Run May 7: 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight. Ages 6+ with a paid adult. RSVP required: 858-534-7336 or online at aquarium.ucsd.edu Public: $12

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Young La Jolla dancer earns acceptance to The Juilliard By Will Bowen Cleo Person was born with an undeniable gift for movement. At age 16, as you watch her dance, you wonder where the talent comes from and why it is that some people are blessed with it. Cleo has worked hard to cultivate her gift. She is on her way to school by 6 a.m. and does not return home until 5 or 6 p.m., after several hours of daily dance practice. Every summer, she enrolls in dance programs at prestigious schools across the country. But also apparent is the support, encouragement, and sometimes gentle prodding, she gets from her parents, who have been instrumental in her development as a dancer. A straight “A” student, Cleo is graduating from high school a year early and heading to The Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City to pursue a BFA in dance. “At my interview at Juilliard, they asked me why Cleo Person COURTESY I wanted to be a dancer. I said ‘I can’t stop moving, so under Lorna Diamond. I need to.’ ” Today she is a student at Cleo started her dance The San Diego School of the training at age 4 at the Creative & Performing Arts dance academy at The (SCPA)02/17/2012 in Paradise 10:51:36 Hills. AM NINE-TEN LJ Light 022312.pdf Children’s School in La Jolla “The life of a dancer is

daily dealing with your body,” Cleo said. “All the little aches, pains, and pulls ... the blisters and the bleeding toes. “ Cleo’s father, James, is the

CEO of CDG, a cellular phone entity that looks after Qualcomm technology. The son of a Naval officer, James said he grew up on a farm in Mississippi. After graduating with a degree in electrical engineering under the ROTC program at MIT, he put in stint in the Navy as a gunnery officer, before returning to USC for a master’s degree in business administration. Cleo’s mom, Suzanne, was born in Spain, went to high school in Puerto Rico, and lived in South America before graduating from MIT, also with a degree in engineering. Her family traveled extensively, she said, because her father worked for Phillips Petroleum, helping to develop plastic. “Since both my wife and I are engineers, dance was not something that we naturally knew,” James said. “But we have tried to learn and to support Cleo, and encourage her to take opportunities when they arose. We pushed her a little to move out of her comfort zone.” Suzanne has put her engineering career on hold to help support the demands on a dancer-intraining. “If you could just see Cleo dance, you would know why I am content with my current station in

Cleo Person, center, with her parents, Suzanne and James. Will Bowen life as her driver.” To get into The Juilliard, Cleo had to fly to New York for five days of auditions. Fifty-three students started the audition, 43 were cut after Day 1 of ballet practice. Three of the 10 left were cut after Day 2 of modern dance. Seven gave a prepared solo performance after which five were cut. Cleo and another girl went through oral interviews. A month later, Cleo was notified that she would join the 26 other students chosen for next year’s program. “I love both ballet and modern dance,” Cleo said. “I am interested in visceral movement — all the possibilities of movement that show the human essence. “I am not really nervous during a dance performance. I get that out of the

way by being nervous all through rehearsals. In the wings, before the show, I will meditate on what I can bring to the dance. I want to convey the feeling ... the struggle ... I want to find a way to give my whole self ... to have an outpouring of my soul so I can share the dance and its meaning with the audience.” Cleo seems as wise as she is creative. “I think that the No. 1 problem facing my generation is apathy. The No. 2 problem is selfcenteredness. Most young people have difficulty thinking about more than themselves, they have difficulty caring about the rest of the world. “I want to help change this. I think that dance can help change the world. I am still finding out how.”


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WE ARE ALMOST THERE! The La Jolla Historical Society Board of Directors and its Partners for History Campaign Committee thank the over 375 families, individuals and friends who helped us raise nearly $2 million❖ for the restoration and retrofit of historic Wisteria Cottage and its buildings and grounds at 780 Prospect Street. We are especially grateful to Ellen Revelle and her family for their magnanimous gift of the property in 2008. Visionaries ($100,000 & above) Ellen C. Revelle*, Anne Revelle Shumway, Mary Revelle Paci, Bill Revelle, and Carolyn Revelle Harle Garth Montgomery* Dave & Sandy Coggan Erickson Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome

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Remodeling our estate plan

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Y Coronado High School Empty Bowls raises money for The Hunger Project in downtown San Diego. La Jolla United Methodist Church hosts the other Empty Bowls event and raises money for TACO (Third Avenue Charitable Organization) in downtown San Diego. In 2011, these two events raised $30,000.

Local church will host benefit to fight hunger in San Diego

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ocal potters are busy making the hundreds of unique and beautifully crafted ceramic bowls needed for the annual Empty Bowls event to fight hunger, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 454-7108. Guests choose a bowl from the hundreds on display for $20, and then have it filled with soups that are catered and donated by area restaurants. After partaking of the simple meal of soup and bread, guests take their bowls home as a reminder their donation has helped to fight hunger in San Diego. All proceeds are donated to the Third Avenue Charitable Organization (tacosd.org), which works to feed the hungry, the homeless, and the elderly.

ou know you’re getting older when you catch your adult kids walking around with a tape measure envisioning the remodel after you’re dead. Actually, in our younger son’s case, he’s sort of hoping for the remodel before we’re dead. “You could really do something with this place,” he enthuses hopefully when he and his wife and the kids and dog are down for the weekend. He envisions, at minimum, a second-story master suite angled to maximize what would be an unobstructable ocean view, a wrap-around front porch for waving to the neighbors in our family-friendly neighborhood, and reconverting the ill-considered 1955 garage remodel back into a garage (amen to that). We’re very clear that his fantasies include a remodel to his specifications on our dime. We couldn’t agree more that this tiny house on a prime lot could be morphed into a really fantastic place. It’s had a lot of interior upgrades over time, but it is still the original 1947 footprint. Its 1,600 square feet (including the nastywood-paneled converted garage) felt enormous when my ex and I bought it in 1973, much smaller when we added two kids, positively palatial when the kids departed, and now totally sardine-ish when both kids and families show

up. We think it will make a wonderful remodel for someone. But we’re not those someones. I’ll confess that a part of me has always regretted that the timing was never right for that view remodel (divorce, college bills etc.). As we’ve explained to the kids, the house, the cars, and their educations are finally all paid off. Definitely not looking for more debt, except at tax time when we realize our deduction-less tax burden singlehandedly supports several branches of state and federal government. We’ve told our younger son that we think all of his remodel ideas are wonderful and that we will be happily looking down (or up) on them when the time comes. He actually owns his own house in L.A. so it’s not like he and his family don’t have a very nice roof over their heads. But I think if you grow up in La Jolla, you never lose the draw to this place. Of course, the other way you know you’re getting old, besides the kids standing on the roof with a sketchpad, is you have to set up those nagging Living Will instructions. (It’s pretty much all downhill once you wake up on your 50th birthday and find both an AARP card and an appointment for a routine colonoscopy in the mail.) But one does have to decide at some point who will make decisions for one’s healthcare once neither you nor your spouse are able to. Did we want to appoint our older son, the clinical social worker who runs programs for the homeless and has done hospice care? Or should we go for the younger son who has an MBA? In our fantasies, the social worker kid is sitting by our

bedside adjusting our blankets and patiently listening to our endless repetitious stories as he quietly strokes our hands. The MBA kid, we envision, is parked on the other side, iPod earbuds cranked up to 120 decibels to drown out the annoying stories, comforting us with one hand, and calculating the negative cash flow of longterm care on the estate on his Blackberry with the other. Next thing we know, Pffft! Someone accidentally trips over the plug and we’re buried in the backyard. For the record, the MBA kid does not find this story funny at all, insisting that a business degree would hardly prevent him from making compassionate decisions about our care. And besides, he points out, there’s barely enough room in the backyard for the two of us without having to replace the entire irrigation system. And where’s the economy in THAT? Actually, said Olof, the tripping over the plug part, intentionally or not, didn’t sound half bad. Put us out of our misery. Besides, for all we know, it was the social worker kid, driven cumulatively mad after the 500th repetition of the infamous possum incident, whose foot suddenly intersected with the power cord. And if it came right down to it, burying us in the backyard (despite being massively illegal) actually sounds kind of charming given our fondness for the place. But one request: When you do the remodel, can we have a view spot? Look for La Jolla resident Inga’s lighthearted looks at life every other week in La Jolla Light. Reach her by e-mail at inga47@san.rr.com

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Count Alfonso de Bourbon:

One Man’s True Story by Juliana Beletsis Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story about one La Jollan’s dedicated search to learn the truth about another La Jollan’s claim to be a descendent of Spanish royalty. In her grief following the tragic death in January of her friend “Count” Alfonso de Bourbon, Juliana Beletsis traces his life story — not to Spain, but to Egypt — as readers will see.

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ome of you know that “Count” Alfonso de Bourbon was my favorite local. And, that I felt sick with grief when he was accidentally crushed to death around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Alfonso was dumpster diving behind Jonathan’s, the finest market in town, when the driver of an 18-wheeler backed up too far and hit two dumpsters that pinned Alfonso against the loading dock. It wasn’t until 7 a.m. the next morning that he was found slumped forward facing the other direction. It was Loren Nancarrow, the anchor on Channel 5 who broke the news. “No! Tell me it isn’t true! Tell me it isn’t true!” I cried out first to Loren, and then to my husband, as I jumped up off the floor. Just that day I had gone in search of Alfonso.

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joy. I’ve never heard Alfonso complain about anything — ever. He felt grateful for every day, he was always happy and in a good mood. When I saw him sitting on the bench on Girard Avenue, I always asked him how he was. Alfonso always said the same thing, and he said it with emphasis, facing up toward the sun with his eyes

closed. “Thank God that I can enjoy another day!” ••• Being kind and giving was central to Alfonso’s life. Whenever I did something nice for him, he always did something nice for me. And, when he gave me gifts, he always gave me a choice.

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••• Alfonso and I lived in the same neighborhood for 25 years. I met him on the street where we became fast friends. I felt privileged to be a part of his life. I thought he was a treasure — always available for a chat in the afternoon sun, always friendly and always willing to help me learn. I may have been the only woman who Alfonso didn’t chase, but that may have been because I chased him. If Alfonso ever complimented me, I didn’t hear it. And, he never offered to carry my bags; it was I who carried his. I felt honored. When Alfonso spoke to me, he made me feel like I was the only person on the planet. He really connected. When I was with him he gave 100 percent. He was a pure and simple

One day he called me on the telephone and asked me to come over as he had a gift for me. He wanted to repay a favor. I knew the code to enter his building was 008. Alfonso only had to tell me once. In his slow, deliberate professorial manner and looking straight at me he said, “Think James Bond.” I was glad that Alfonso had invited me over. I was curious to see how he lived — and I was not disappointed. I was desperate to take photos, one can see so much more in a photograph than in real life, but I didn’t. I don’t know why because Alfonso seemed oblivious to the excitement I felt when I saw his piles of stuff stacked up high in his living room. I sent Alfonso a card and a gift certificate from Girard Gourmet on his birthday, October 22. Two days later, I received a card from him; this is what he wrote: “Dear Juliana, Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness on my birthday. There should be more people like you in this topsy-turvy world! Love, Alfonso.” The card he sent was from the Children’s Art Project — Making life better

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for children with cancer. I once wrote Alfonso a card I ended with, “You’re my favorite local.” Two days later, I received a letter from him, written with stationery that had a fleur-de-lis stamped in the upper left corner, and a newspaper clipping. The La Jolla Light was having a photo contest. Alfonso thanked me for tak-

ing photos of him at the car show and he gave me permission to submit one photo in particular for publication. I laughed out loud when I read the last line. Alfonso wrote, “I hope this brings you some publicity.” In the envelope, Alfonso included a copy of a letter

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Dorado’s Voce Del Mare ■ 5721 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla ■ (858) 412-5000 ■ doradosvocedelmare.com n The Vibe: European, upscale casual

n Patio Seating: Yes

nS  ignature Dishes: Branzino Grilled, Lasagna Napoletana, Cioppino Torrese, Paccheri Voce del Mare

n Take Out: Yes

n Open Since: 2011

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n Reservations: Yes

nH  appy Hour: 5-7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday nH  ours: 5-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday Pappardelle Bassano consists of pappardelle pasta, Italian sausage, wild porcini mushrooms and truffle oil.

Risotto allo Scoglio with squid ink, baby scallops and grilled salmon. Photos by Kelley Carlson

Cioppino Torrese features king crab, shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams and the fish of the day in a tomato base.

The main dining room at Voce Del Mare.

Italian dishes from the sea are the specialty at Dorado’s Voce Del Mare By Kelley Carlson ining at Dorado’s Voce Del Mare in Bird Rock is akin to a culinary experience in the south of Italy. In other words: Don’t expect to be in and out in an hour. “We want the experience to be drawn out, just like the Italian culture,” owner Dan Dorado said. “It’s not unusual to have customers stay three, four or even five hours, he explained. It’s all about enjoying the food, the entertainment, the atmosphere.” Upon arrival, guests can sit in a huge cushioned chair or perch on a barstool in the lounge and wait for a table. If it appears that it could be a while, they can kick back with a glass of wine — red and whites primarily from Italy and California are available. To help pass the time, patrons can watch ESPN or CNN programming on the TV behind the small bar. For live entertainment, come in between 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, as Freddie A. sings and plays contemporary jazz standards on the piano in the VIP area. For those who would rather not wait a while for a table, the full menu is also offered in the lounge. Dorado said that he welcomes patrons who aren’t necessarily ordering a dish. “Come in, have a glass of wine, stay all night,” he added.

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The restaurant’s tables are located in three areas: the main dining room, VIP section and patio. The main dining room and VIP areas (separated by a low wall) are decorated with artwork depicting Italian scenery, and wall accents consisting of small leaves and vines. There are also old photographs of Dorado’s father, David, and his band. Candles flicker in wooden holders along the walls and atop the red and white tablecloths. On the pet-friendly patio, guests can observe the bustle along Bird Rock’s main thoroughfare. Voce Del Mare is Italian for “Voice of the Sea,” and the name is fitting in more ways than one. The restaurant is a short distance from the ocean, and much of its classical

Italian cuisine incorporates seafood and pasta. Dorado noted that fresh fish arrives six days a week, and chef Giovanni Novella cuts each one by hand. Dorado suggested guests keep their meals simple when ordering. Portions are large, and there is no extra charge to share a plate. Begin with an antipasti, such as the Caprese, consisting of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Next, select a pasta such as the Casareccia al Bacio, which is casareccia pasta served with shrimp and walnuts in a pink sauce; or the Paccheri Voce del Mare with scampi, eggplant, zucchini and Sorrento tomatoes. There are nearly a dozen choices for the Secondi Piatti course, including the Cioppino Torrese, which is sizable enough

for at least two people to share. It combines king crab, shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams and the fish of the day in a tomato base. Another option is the Branzino Grilled, which is grilled Mediterranean Sea bass with a mixed salad in a lemon dressing. Finally, cap off the meal with a dessert, whether it’s Tiramisu or Ricotta e Pera (ricotta and pear). Novella, who hails from Naples, creates each dish individually, and is therefore capable of honoring special requests, including those from kids, as there is no set children’s menu. However, Voce Del Mare does not make pizza, Dorado said. Five specials are offered daily aside from the menu. In addition, there is free wine and dessert with the purchase of an entree between 5 and 6 p.m. Sundays, and selected bottles of Italian wine are half price from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Because Voce Del Mare guests often stay for a while, reservations are recommended, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, Dorado said. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. daily at the lot next to the Avalon building across the street. Starting May 26, the restaurant will be open for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.


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Children’s Theater n “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” presented by San Diego Junior Theatre, the cast includes La Jollans Ricky Bew and Hourie Klijian in the celebrated tale of a boy who never grows up and whisks friends away on an unforgettable adventure. Based on Disney’s 1953 animated film version of Sir James Matthew Barrie’s original play, the musical includes the tunes, “The Second Star to the Right,” “You Can Fly!,” “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” and “Never Smile at a Crocodile.” Show times are Fridays at 7 p.m. and weekends at 2 p.m. through May 13 at Balboa Park’s Casa del Prado Theatre. Tickets: Patrick Gates, Ben Shaffer, Anna Strickland and AJ Foggiano in $8-$14. (619) 239-8355. juniortheatre.com ‘Peter Pan.’ Ken Jacques n “Xanadu”: This funny, roller-skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to an original hit score that includes “Magic,” “I’m Alive,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Xanadu.” From J*Company Youth Theatre, show times are 8 p.m. May 5 and 12; 1 and 4:30 p.m. May 6 and 13; 7 p.m. May 10, at Garfield Theater, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $14-$16. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/jc

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Modern Dance Surf Film Fest Debuts Twelve feature-length and 18 short films will be featured in the inaugural San Diego Surf Film Festival, May 11-13, at Bird’s Surf Shed, 1091 W. Morena Blvd. The three-day event will also have surf-related art and photography on view. The festival, organized by La Jolla native Pierce Kavanagh, his wife Petra, and friend Ed Lewis, is expected to draw surf aficionados from around the globe. Single films $10; full day pass $40. Three-day pass, plus VIP party on May 10 is $80/$100 at sandiegofilmfestival.com

Two of Ballets’ Bests n California Ballet will present Prokofiev’s “Cinderella,” (pictured) choreographed by Toni Pimble, 7 p.m. May 5; and 1 p.m. May 6, at San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. Tickets: $40-$80. (858) 560-6741. californiaballet.org n City Ballet of San Diego will perform Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet,” a ballet in three acts, 8 p.m. May 11 and 12; and 2 p.m. May 13 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway. The ballet was choreographed by Elizabeth Wistrich, the score will be performed by the City Ballet Orchestra conducted by John Nettles. Pre-concert lecture 30 minutes before each show. Tickets: $29-$59. (858) 272-8663. cityballet.org

La Jolla Music Society closes its 2011-12 dance series with two performances by Momix, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, Birch Park North Theatre, 2891 University Ave. Lecture preludes from Pater Kalivas at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $30-$75. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

Concert Goes Green Conductor Jung-Ho Pak will lead Orchestra Nova in a theatrical/musical experience honoring Mother Nature, and including the world premiere of Joseph Waters’ “Surf.” Show times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Sherwood Auditorium, MCASD, 700 Prospect St. Violinist Lindsay Deutsch will be the guest artist. The concert pairs Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony,” with contemporary pieces, such as Steve Heitzeg’s “Aqua,” a tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau with natural Lindsay Deutsch percussion instruments, like driftwood and coral. Guests may purchase food and drink. A multi-media experience and discussion about surfing, oceanographic science and more begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $26-$66. (858) 350-0290. orchestranova.org

Phil Johnson will perform, “a one-man journey into madness,” when he takes the stage in “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” which he adapted from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 8 p.m. May 3 and 4; 2 and 8 p.m. May 5; 2 p.m. May 6, North Coast Repertory Theatre. Tickets from $25. Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org

For the Ladies Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar will host “Eat, Drink, Shop, Girls’ Night Out” with proceeds for the Junior League of San Diego’s projects, 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 7, at 875 Prospect St. A $10 at-the-door admission includes complimentary tapas, Champagne, spa treatments and door prizes. Specialty cocktails: $8. There will also be an accessory and jewelry trunk show from Be Styled. (858) 551-5252.

At The Playhouse La Jolla Playhouse opens a new season with the musical premiere of “Hands on a Hardbody,” based on the 1997 documentary by the same name about 10 strangers who compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest to win a brand new hardbody truck. Matinees 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; evenings Tuesday-Sunday through June 17. Mandell Weiss Theatre on UCSD campus. Tickets: From $48. (858) 550-1010. lajollaplayhouse.org


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Pianist Performs

Family Safety Event

La Jolla Music Society brings Emanuel Ax (pictured) to MCASD’s Sherwood Auditorium to close the Frieman Family Piano Series, 8 p.m. Friday, May 4. The program will include works by Beethoven and Schumann. Steven Cassedy, UCSD literature professor and classically trained pianist, will deliver a pre-concert lecture, “What Makes a Variation a Variation?” at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25-75. (858) 459-3728. LJMS.org

The American Red Cross San Diego will present its annual family preparedness skills workshop, “Save A Life,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Balboa Park Municipal Gymnasium. Shortened Red Cross safety sessions on basic first aid, AED (automated external defibrillator) training, water safety and hands-only CPR will be offered on the hour. There will also be a puppet show about emergency and disaster preparedness. Free admission. (858) 309-1369. sdarc.org

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At The Old Globe Filled with tuneful pop songs, “Nobody Loves You” takes audiences on a behind-the-scenes ride through reality television and into real life. When Jeff, a philosophy grad student, joins a dating show to win back his ex, he breaks all the rules and tries to blow the game wide open … until he meets Jenny. In a world where every kiss is staged for the cameras, can two people find a real connection? Matinees, evenings May 9-June 17, Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Tickets: From $29. (619) 234-5623. TheOldGlobe.org

Everybody Dance Now! A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Salsa Social is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Ooh La La Dance Academy, 7467 Cuvier St. The event starts with a salsa lesson and then the dance floor will open. Tickets: $5. (858) 456-4500. ollda.com

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus heads to Carnegie Hall By Linda Hutchison La Jolla choral voices will sing out in celebration of spring this month — both locally and across the country in New York City. For the first time, the La Jolla Chorus will perform at 121-year-old Carnegie Hall, filling the famed venue with the music of Benjamin Britten’s “Spring Symphony” on Sunday, May 27. The Carnegie Hall performance will also be a celebration for choral director David Chase, who has been leading the group for 38 years. According to Chase, the production company at Carnegie Hall has been asking him for years to bring his musical group there. Finally, “All of the circumstances came together just right to do it at this point,” he said. “This is the first and probably the only time we’re going to do this.” The Carnegie Hall concert will include about 160 voices, including 120 from the La Jolla Chorus and 40 from the North Coast Singers, a children’s chorus directed by Sally Husch-Dean and based in Encinitas. The choirs will perform with the Carnegie Hall resident orchestra and three of their soloists. (In San Diego, the group is part of the La Jolla

Hear them this weekend ■ What: La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Spring Concert ■ Program Includes: ‘Last Spring’ by Edvard Grieg; ‘Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major: Spring’ by Robert Schumann; and ‘Spring Symphony’ by Benjamin Britten. Guest performers for ‘Spring Symphony’ include soloists Kerrie Caldwell (soprano), Sasha Hashemipour (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Bingham (tenor), and the San Diego North Coast Singers (youth chorus). ■ When: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2 p.m. ■ Where: Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD Campus, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla ■ What: La Jolla Chorus Spring Concert at Carnegie Hall ■ When: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8:30 p.m. ■ Where: Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York City ■ Information: (858) 534-4637 or lajollasymphony.com Symphony & Chorus.) To make sure enough singers were available to travel to New York, the group reached out to past members to join them. Some of these La Jolla Chorus alumni will perform in both May concerts and some just in New York, coming from all over the country and the world. They include Rosemary Chang, Wayne Cornelius, Ylva Elias, Garry Gippert (who lives in Denmark), Sharon Jones, Jason Mahon (who lives in Texas), Jay Sacks, Vincent Tedjasaputra

(a graduate student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver), and Helene Vik (who lives in Sunnyvale). “I’m especially excited about the notion of drawing back together a good number of people from our past, which is a kind of payoff for the fact that I’ve been at this for 38 years. It’s been heartwarming to see past members from all over the country enthusiastically embrace the idea of coming together to sing at Carnegie and reunite with old friends,” said Chase. “It’ll be a very intense

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few days in New York.” While there, the children’s choir also intends to stage another type of performance — a flash mob at Grand Central Station. Although this will be the first Carnegie Hall performance for the La Jolla Cho-

rus and the North Coast Singers, it is not for Chase. Both he and his wife Ann appeared on stage there in the late 1980s with the Robert Shaw Festival Chamber Chorus. A professional singer, Ann will also participate in the May 27 concert.

“The La Jolla Symphony Chorus is such a wonderful choir and always performs a great variety of interesting music,” said returning member Helene Vik, who sings soprano. “I am so excited about this opportunity.” Another returning member, Ylva Elias, who sings alto, agrees with her. “It’s wonderful to be back in the chorus and I’m so excited about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall! Wow! Hello Big Apple town, here we come!” The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus is San Diego’s oldest and largest community orchestra and chorus, now in its 57th season.

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Voices for Children board member Rochelle Bold with her husband Bill Bold host the evening.

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oices for Children’s President’s Circle donors, Board of Directors, and Community Advisory Council gathered at the La Jolla home of Rochelle and Bill Bold last week for a festive evening that included a reading by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Language of Flowers.” The novel chronicles a foster child’s difficult transition to adulthood, a common issue addressed by Voices for Children and its volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who number more than 800 and work with foster children — from infants to teens — to ensure their needs are met in the courtroom, classroom, and community. Photos by Alan Decker

Kathryn Ashworth, Esq., co-founder of Voices for Children with her husband, Judge Thomas Ashworth

Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh (right) signs a copy of her book ‘The Language of Flowers’ for Betty Anne Money Arenz (left).

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Friend pens biography about young surfer’s stormy seas O’Rourke became the highestBy Dave Schwab ranking competitive surfer Author Kirk Lee Aeder in the mainland United was so profoundly affected States. Having joined the by La Jolla surfing prodigy fledgling world surfing tour, and friend Chris O’Rourke, he competed professionally that more than 30 years right up until his death after O’Rourke’s untimely from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma death from cancer he felt in 1981 at age 22. compelled to retell his story “Chris performed in “Child of the Storm.” incredible maneuvers in the “I just never wanted to sea that defied give up on this book,” Meet the Author the laws of gravity and said Aeder, ■ A booksigning for inertia,” reads who grew up ‘Child of the Storm’ the book’s back in La Jolla but will be held 1-4 cover. “Poised has lived in p.m.Saturday, May 5 at to make Hawaii since The Wavehouse next to Belmont Park in history in the 1985. “I felt I Mission Beach. sport he loved, owed it to ■C  urrently, the book is only to come him. He only available online at face to face inspired me in mutualpublishing.com with his so many ways, deadliest shaped the opponent ever. … His life person I am, encouraged me was about battling fate, to continue with my while at the same time photography. He’s the guy trying to find redemption.” who got me going.” Of O’Rourke, landscape Aeder’s 306-page book is a architect Jim Neri, one of tribute to O’Rourke, who his best friends who wrote a rose from the local poem about him of the WindanSea surf scene in the same title as Aeder’s book, 1970s to become a worldsaid: “He was definitely a viclass professional during the tal force, a very strongsport’s formative period. willed individual, passionIn 1975, 16-year-old

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ate, determined, expecting to be the best, and always expecting the best from others. He strove for perfection — and lived a very accelerated life because of it.” Aeder said his book has five key themes: friendship, turmoil, tragedy, greatness, and, ultimately, inspiration. “It is an incredibly inspiring story, not only to me, or the people in La Jolla or California, but the thousands of people whose lives he (O’Rourke) touched around the world through

his surfing,” he said. Aeder and O’Rourke’s personalities contrasted. “I was the goodie, goodie and he was the temperamental Irish kid,” said the author noting his photographs of O’Rourke advanced his career while propelling O’Rourke’s rise in the professional surfing world. O’Rourke is a hero to Aeder, who nonetheless doesn’t omit any of his flaws in recounting his life’s story. School was a problem for O’Rourke.

“He got suspended a lot, did just enough to stay in,” said Aeder, adding O’Rourke was also estranged from his troubled family. “He was on his own pretty much.” But O’Rourke’s competitive spirit, indomitable will and undying commitment to surfing live on. “He was true to his friends,” Aeder said. “He never gave up on life. People will be inspired by what he went through.” Aeder feared O’Rourke’s athletic accomplishments

Chris O’Rourke, the subject of Kirk Lee Aeder’s retrospective book on La Jolla’s connection to the growth and development of professional surfing, was a rebellious youth whose life was cut short by cancer. and inspiring battle against cancer would be forgotten. “I said, ‘I’m not going to let his story fade,’ “Aeder said. “I wanted to reintroduce Chris to the surfing world, remind them that his story is still alive today.”

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The Magic A of Medicine Harry Potter’s world of wizardry inspires exhibit coming to Geisel Library

From UCSD Reports n On May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the lthough perceived as sheer fantasy by many, Biomedical Library Events Room, Pathology the magic depicted in the Harry Potter Professor Dr. Henry Powell will trace the novels by author J.K. Rowling can be traced development of medicine. His talk is titled, “From to Renaissance traditions that played a pivotal role Beliefs and Spells to the Scientific Method: A in the development of modern science and Long, Slow Journey for the Art of Medicine.” medicine. Powell is a world authority on experimental The UC San Diego Libraries have neuropathology, and a former chair of been selected by the U.S. National the UCSD Academic Senate. Library of Medicine to host “Harry n On May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. ■ What: National Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, in the Seuss Room, Literature Library of Medicine Magic, and Medicine,” a traveling Professor Stephen Potts will give a talk exhibit/lecture series, exhibit that sheds light on the on “Harry Potter and the Secrets of ‘Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance traditions featured in Order: Knowledge and Power from Renaissance Science, the Harry Potter canon. The “show” Renaissance to Hogwarts.” Potts, Magic, and Medicine’ runs May 6 through June 16 at who teaches classes on Harry Potter, ■ When: May 6-June 16 Geisel Library. young adult fiction, and children’s Making its second appearance in literature, will discuss the influence of ■ Where: Geisel Library, California, the exhibit includes the magical tradition on the scientific UCSD campus materials from the National Library revolution and the ethical issues that ■ Cost: Events are free of Medicine’s collections — surfaced, as knowledge became a real and open to the public including six illustrated banners power for change. ■ Register for Lectures: describing the practices (alchemy, n On May 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. in http://libguides.ucsd. herbology, astrology and natural the Science & Engineering Library edu/harrypotter philosophy) depicted in the world Events Room in the Geisel Library, ■ Exhibit Background: of wizardry created by Rowling. The Professor Ronald Graham, one of the http://www.nlm.nih. exhibit will be accompanied by a world’s best known mathematicians, gov/exhibition/ series of lectures by UCSD faculty computer theorists, and technology harrypottersworld members. visionaries, will explain the math n An opening reception will take behind magic in his talk, “Juggling place from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 10 in the Mathematics and Magic.” Seuss Room in Geisel Library with Potter-themed Graham, who calls himself a “mathemagician,” is a skilled magician and juggler — ex-president of the refreshments and entertainment. It will be followed International Jugglers Association. He is also coby a 4 p.m. talk titled, “Harry Potter and the author of “Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Magic of Books,” by Seth Lerer, Dean of Arts & Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks.” Humanities at UCSD.

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Soroptimist invites shoppers to annual purse-party benefit The Soroptimist International of La Jolla (SILJ) Purse Party will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. There is a $5 (or donated handbag) charge to attend. Guests may shop from a collection of new and gently-used purses, jackets, shawls and accessories. Refreshments will be served. “This event allows us a fun opportunity to share our charitable service programs and inspire others to support our work,” said SILJ President Carol Tuggy. “We are celebrating 65 years of service to women and girls in our community and around the world at this event.” Drop off new or gently-used purses, ladies’ jackets and shawls by Friday, May 5 at La Jolla Village Lodge, 1141 Silverado St. For more information, contact Kate Woods at (858) 525-2510

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FROM ALFONSO, B7 he received from The Athenaeum. The letter was dated Sept. 1, 2009. Alfonso wanted me to know that someone had made a donation in his honor and that he had a title. The letter, written by Erika Torri, was addressed to Count Alfonso. That is how I came to call my favorite local Count Alfonso. ••• Alfonso never told me any grandiose stories unless it was about an historical event and he never spoke about his state of health except to mention the difficulty that he was having sleeping through the night due to his prostate problems. And, neither of us said a word that morning

when, standing in his kitchen, his left hand trembled uncontrollably. He told me about his reverse mortgage and the neighbors he had in days of yore, and what he had for breakfast every morning. When Alfonso mentioned the kind of jam he ate, I went out and bought him three jars of the good stuff from Belgium. He, in return, gifted me with a deliciously wrapped box of stale cupcakes. ••• Alfonso was an adventure and I took every opportunity I had with him to learn. When I told him that I knew (Hitler’s Field Marshall Erwin) Rommel was called the “Desert Fox” and that he had been forced to commit suicide, Alfonso

looked at me with surprise and told me I was the smartest person he knew, beside himself. John, my father-in-law, was a medic during World War II under the command of General George Patton. He collected war memorabilia that he gave my husband. I knew that Alfonso was interested in everythingWW II, so I invited him over. I placed the items on the table and we studied the coins, medals, badges, and sword up close. He was able to translate something that was written on one of the coins that I did not understand. Before he left, Alfonso kindly asked us to give him the objects if we should decide that we didn’t want them any longer. Although, he spoke only English with me, except to

make corrections, I practiced my French and German on Alfonso and I asked him questions. He was the one who taught me how to say “not anymore” in French. Non plus. Once, when Alfonso was sitting at my table, I took the opportunity to ask him how to pronounce Französisch. Alfonso replied by telling me not to make it anymore difficult than it already was. It was only recently that Alfonso found it necessary to correct me when I addressed him in the informal. When he went on to explain the (French language) rules, I laughed and I apologized, in French. I understood the rules and I thanked him. Alfonso was a good teacher. I never could wrap my

arms around Alfonso’s project with our sister city of Alcala de Henares that he started in 1982. It wasn’t until after his death that I learned that Alcala, 35 km northeast of Madrid, was conquered by Alfonso VII. And, that it is was the birthplace of Cervantes, the author of “Don Quixote.” I also learned that an historic map Alfonso gifted to UCSD in 2010, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, was signed by King Juan Carlos of Spain. ••• Sometimes when I was with Alfonso I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. One afternoon as we were walking along, he stopped a young man and asked him what size shoes he wore.

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Identifying rare coin values: Which of these coins is worth over $1000? Alfonso de Bourbon in his bedroom FROM ALFONSO, B20 I didn’t ask him what program, but I did make the mistake of calling him once when this program was on. I said to myself, now I know never to do that again. What kind of show would hold such an appeal to Alfonso that he would not want to be disturbed? ••• I didn’t know that Alfonso was a dumpster diver. Just days before his death, my friend Roger told me that he was walking through the alley, behind Jonathan’s when Alfonso beckoned to him. Roger, being young and able, dove into the dumpster to aid Alfonso who was surrounded by bags. Father James Rafferty told us the following story at the memorial for Alfonso, which was held at Mary Star of the Sea. Every week the church offers leftover bread and pastries to the poor. When Fr. Rafferty opened the doors, Alfonso was always the first in line. Fr. Rafferty, who is relatively new to La Jolla, told us he grumbled when Alfonso took more than his share, and when he made a comment, Alfonso said, “Oh no, this is not for me, this is for the homeless.” Despite what I told a reporter for El Mundo, I don’t believe Alfonso interacted with the homeless. I think he hoarded food. As a matter-of-fact, I’m sure he did, as I have a photo of the inside of his fridge. I was so shocked and excited when

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Alfonso opened the door to offer me cake that I whipped out my little camera before I even asked permission. Alfonso posed proudly. He was pleased that I had arrived just after he trimmed his beard and mustache. I didn’t see it at the time, but he looked dapper. Massachusett’s Mike is the homeless fellow who is usually camped outside our grocery market. We ended up standing together at the same street corner early one morning. I was stunned when I turned to chat with him, as I have never seen him clean and sober. Massachusett’s Mike told me that he knew someone had been crushed to death behind Jonathan’s. He described the scene in detail, but he thought it was another homeless person. He also told me that Alfonso never gave him food — he had his own — and he pointed to the pile of pastries at the bottom of his freshly cleaned and neatly organized shopping cart. ••• Exactly three years before his death, Alfonso asked me to take a photo of the church that held his memorial service, Mary, Star of the Sea. We were standing in front of the church when he made the request, and although I had my camera in my pocket, I told him I was going to wait to shoot as the sun was too bright and it was casting shadows. I went back the next day when the light

changed and took the photo. I didn’t remember this until I looked into the priest’s face at the reception. Alfonso’s memorial was held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. I was one of the first to arrive and when the priest was placing flowers on the altar, I stepped forward and asked him if it was OK if I took photos. A law professor from Spain had contacted me that morning and asked for information and photos, as he was about to publish an article on Alfonso. The priest said “sure,” and told me that he was going to allow time so people could talk about their personal experiences with Alfonso. I sat down and thought, yeah right, like I’m going to get up and talk in front of everyone. Well, that was exactly what happened, and when the time came, I didn’t hesitate, I ran up to give my first public speech. This is what happened. When everyone who had spoken, including the priest, admitted that they only knew Alfonso in passing, I felt compelled to tell everyone that Alfonso had a friend and that I was his friend. Ken, who was sitting next to me, said that I didn’t run up to the microphone. He said that I hesitated and looked to see if anyone else was going, and then I walked. But, in my mind, I ran and I ran fast. n To be continued: The conclusion of this story will appear May 10 in La Jolla Light and LaJollaLight.com

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Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1140 Wall St., P.O. Box 1717, La Jolla, CA., 92038. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: The Trailer LLC., 7434 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/09/2012. Adam Stearns. LJ1104 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011046 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Tongue and Thumb Therapy b. Tongue and Thumb Therapy, Orofacial Myologist c. Thumbsucking Tongue Thrust Therapy Orofacial Myologist d. Thumbsucking Tongue Thrust Therapy Located at: 4225 Executive Sq., Suite 600, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Marsha Artaud, 4225 Executive Sq., Suite 600, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/19/2012. Marsha Artaud. LJ1103, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011722 Fictitious Business Name(s): CFG Wealth Management Located at: 4370 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste 630, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 06/01/2002. This business is hereby registered by the following: Coghlan Financial Group, Inc., 4370 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste 630, San Diego, CA., 92122. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/26/2012. J G Coghlan. LJ1101, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010787 Fictitious Business Name(s): Light Force Vessels Located at: 9135 Judicial Dr., #3235, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 9135 Judicial Dr., #3235, San Diego, CA., 92122. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 4/18/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Alexander James Chacona, 9135 Judicial Dr., #3235, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/18/2012. Alexander James Chacona. LJ1100. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011609 Fictitious Business Name(s): Metzger Testing and Inspection Located at: 623 Genter Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 3/4/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Douglas Metzger, 623 Genter Street, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/25/2012. Douglas Metzger. LJ1099, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011051 Fictitious Business Name(s): SAMKO


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0003460 Title Order No. 12-0006113 APN No. 351261-02-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JONATHAN DAVID ROSEMAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/29/2006 and recorded 4/5/2006, as Instrument No. 20060235280, in Book , Page 12032, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, will sell on 05/21/2012 at 10:00AM, On the grounds of the Scottish Rite Event Center, located at 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash

or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6933 NEPTUNE PLACE, LA JOLLA, CA, 92037. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $4,339,502.75. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed

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of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco. com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0003460. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.157218 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2012. LJ1097 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008190 Fictitious Business Name(s): TheBestDyno.com Located at: 10734 Kenney Street, Suite C, Santee, CA., 92071, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 10734 Kenney Street, Suite C, Santee, CA., 92071. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The first day of business was: 08/15/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Mark McKenna Little, 7660 Fay Avenue, H111, La Jolla, CA., 92037. #2. Jame Martyn, 7660 Fay Avenue, H111, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/23/2012. Mark McKenna Little. LJ1096, Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012

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Located at: 4505 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA., 92117, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5685 Soledad Mt. Rd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The first day of business was: 04/19/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Sam Y. Kazanchi, 5685 Soledad Mt. Rd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. #2. Wendy Y. Kazanchi, 5685 Soledad Mt. Rd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/19/2012. Sam Y. Kazanchi, LJ1098, Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011497 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Bird Rock Arts b. Artwedeliver Located at: 5785 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5785 La Jolla Blvd., Suite B, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Maria Parenteau, 1370 Reed Av., #B, San Diego, CA., 92109. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/25/2012. Maria Parenteau, LJ1102, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010647 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sacred Transformations School of Energetic Healing Arts Located at: 7460 Girard Ave., Suite 14, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4168 Meade Ave., San Diego, CA., 92116. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was: 1/10/09. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sacred Transformations Reiki, LLC., 4168 Meade Ave., San Diego, CA., 92116. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/17/2012. Sara Burns. LJ1095, Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008700 Fictitious Business Name(s): Brookside Craft Located at: 5490 La Jolla Blvd., Unit K102, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5490 La Jolla Blvd., Unit K102, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Katherine Olson Laughridge, 5490 La Jolla Blvd., Unit K102, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/28/2012. Katherine O. Laughridge. LJ1094, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008534 Fictitious Business Name(s): Factoryhaus Located at: 209 1/2 Upas Street, San Diego, CA., 92103, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 124978, San Diego, CA., 92112. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 03/19/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sebastian Seimer, 209 1/2 Upas Street, San Diego, CA., 92103. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/27/2012. Sebastian Seimer. LJ1093, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00095327-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Mailing Address: 330 West Broadway. PETITION OF: Joan Evelyn Bish for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Joan Evelyn Bish filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Joan Evelyn Bish to Proposed Name Joan Evelyn Bowes. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: May. 29, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, La Jolla Light Newspaper. Date: April 12, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court LJ1092, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009191 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Braces San Diego b. Hirsh Orthodontics Located at: 7189 Navajo Rd #D, San Diego, CA., 92119, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 6/3/1973. This business is hereby registered by the following: Gary Hirsh, DDS, MS APC, 7189 Najavo Rd #D, San Diego, CA., 92119. C2045130 = Calif. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/03/2012. Gary Hirsh, DDS, MS. P2720, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009271 Fictitious Business Name(s): LJ Therapy Located at: 270-F El Camino Real #402, Encinitas, CA., 92024, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 3/30/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Austin Consulting Inc., 270-F El Camino Real #402, Encinitas, CA., 92024. State of Incorporation/ Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/04/2012. Brian Austin, LJ1091, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007707 Fictitious Business Name(s): Union Company Located at: 3734 Armstrong St., San Diego, CA., 92111, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: Joint Venture. The first day of business was: 10/1/2001. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Tsuo Sheng Yeh, 4502 Berwick Dr., San Diego, CA., 92117. #2. Jonah Liang, 3734 Armstrong St., San Diego, CA., 92111. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/19/2012. Johah Liang. LJ1090, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009830 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Bellini Spa b. Bellini Day Spa Located at: 6794 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 6455 La Jolla Blvd., Apt. #257, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: San Light Corp., 6794 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037. State of Incorporation/Organization: CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/

County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/09/2012. Endzhe Akhmetzyanova, LJ1089, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009747 Fictitious Business Name(s): La Jolla Cardiobarre Located at: 7580 Fay Avenue, #107, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: A.G.J Inc., 2021 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA., 91208. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/09/2012. Gabriel JeBran, LJ1088, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009414 Fictitious Business Name(s): Access It All Located at: 5252 Balboa Avenue, Suite 209, San Diego, CA., 92117, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 4/1/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Donna DeGutis, 5252 Balboa Avenue, Suite 209, San Diego, CA., 92117. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/05/2012. Donna DeGutis, LJ1087, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-007559 Fictitious Business Name(s): Golf And Faith Located at: 4965 Lakewood Ct., San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 3/12/12. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jack E. Klein, 4965 Lakewood Court., San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/16/2012. Jack Klein, LJ1086, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009677 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Lifeguard Ministries b. Lifeguard Ministries Network Located at: 7135 Vista Del Mar Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: The Trinity Consortium, 7135 Vista Del Mar Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/06/2012. Jeanne Foster, LJ1085, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-008797 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. GW Eye Associates, An Optometric Corporation b. The Classical Eye Optometry Located at: 7825 Fay Ave., #140, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 10/1/1994. This business is hereby registered by the following: GW Eye Associates, Inc. An Optometric Corporation, 7825 Fay Ave., #140, La Jolla, CA., 92037. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/29/2012. Gordon Wong. LJ1084, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2012


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Kits make it easy to become a self-sustainable foodie

Kitchen Shrink By Catharine L. Kaufman

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hese days, intrepid amateur farmers enjoy everything from freshly laid eggs from their backyard coops and freshly picked herbs, fruits and veggies from their eclectic water-conserving landscapes to homemade dairy products and vino. Now you can become a doit-yourselfer in the kitchen and garden this spring, too, with these kits. Culture Vulture Yogurt aficionados can whip up batches of this probiotic digestive warrior at home from thick and creamy Balkan and Greek styles to low-fat and lactosefree versions. If your gut is cow intolerant, you can

swap it out for milk from water buffalo, goat, yak or sheep. There are many choices of commercial yoghurt makers or you can improvise — a 5-cup double boiler, candy thermometer, food-grade storage containers, and a method of incubation, like an ice chest, thermos, nest of cardboard boxes or even your oven will do the trick. Add your fruit, sweetening and desired flavorings, and rejoice! Domestic Cheese Handcrafting assorted artisan cheeses in your own home is becoming a cottage industry, swelling in popularity with newsletters, workshops, books, kits and products available through retail outlets and e-commerce. Cheese-making staples include cheese cultures and mold powders (kefir, flora danica, propionic and misophilic); cheese rennets (an enzyme which typically comes from the stomach of a young milk-fed calf, lamb or goat), and additives (citric acid, lipase, herbs, cheese salt and coloring). Now cheese buffs can

from seven varieties such as Bourbon Dubbel and Chocolate-Maple Porter.

freshly create mozzarella, ricotta, cottage, Monterey Jack, cheddar, goat, feta and others controlling the fat, flavor, salt and purity of ingredients. Heard it Through the Grapevine Take a trip down memory lane back in the days of prohibition and bathtub gin distilling; now oenophiles can ferment grapes into their favorite organic wines. Do-it-yourself kits produce a dozen bottles in one month. Cheers! A Head’s Up The Brooklyn Brew Shop lets you craft artisanal beer in your home with a kit that includes grains, hops, yeast and commercial brewing equipment. Choose

The Bees Knees The art of home beekeeping is all a buzz especially in the midst of our black-andyellow buddies shrinking in global population as much as 30 percent due to the mysterious colony collapse disorder. If we want to continue to enjoy their bounty of honey and the flowers, fruits, vegetables and nuts produced from their Herculean pollinating powers, we’d better become their Galahads. On a sweet note, Williams-sonoma.com/ agrarian is offering a beehive and starter kit, including a helmet with veil, gloves, smoker and tools. Soy Toys If you have a yen for edamame, now you can organically grow your own with a do-it-yourself kit from Japan. Apartment or condo dwellers need only a sunny windowsill, while homeowners can transfer the sprouted germ to their gardens as southern

Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, here’s a treat for mushroom cheese quesadillas. Ole! n Ingredients • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil •1  pound mushrooms, your choice (Portobello, oyster, shiitake, crimini, button), cleaned and sliced •2  Serrano chilies, seeded, thinly sliced •8  flour tortillas  2 ounces melting cheese •1 (Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso manchego) •3  tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped • S ea salt to taste and Pico de gallo or salsa for dipping n Method In a saucepan, heat the oil on medium and sauté mushrooms and chilies until tender. Season to taste with salt. Drain remaining liquid. Add cilantro and set aside. Heat a skillet on medium, lightly drizzled with olive oil. Place tortilla one at a time on the skillet and evenly spread cheese, and 2 or 3 tablespoons of mushrooms, vertically down center. When cheese starts to melt, fold tortilla in half, and continue cooking on low until cheese is melted and tortilla is crisp. Place quesadillas on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and keep warm in the oven (275º F.) Serve with favorite salsa.

California climes provide an ideal growing environment. The kit includes seeds, a wicker basket and a growing medium, so all you need to dispense is water, warmth and some love. Fungus Factory Mushroom lovers with a penchant for sustainable

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LA JOLLA HOMES BUILDING PERMITS The following permit applications were submitted to the City’s Development Services Office, April 23-29: n1  620 Torrey Pines Road. New threestory with attached two-car garage, five bedrooms, seven baths indoor pool/spa, exercise room, bar, media room, elevator, family room, laundry, storage and mechanical rooms. $718,161. n6  455 La Jolla Blvd. Kitchen remodel to existing condo. $1,000. n1  001 Genter St. New suspended ceiling in lobby area of existing condo building. $16,500. n4  435 Eastgate Mall. Existing office suite remodel. $990,780. n3  545 John Hopkins Court. Remodel existing two-story lab/office. $273,490. n3  636 Nobel Drive. Tenant improvements to existing office. $653,730. n4  365 Executive Drive. Improvements to existing office building. $201,360. n1  0660 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Demolition of parking lot in preparation for the site of the proposed Scripps Radiation Oncology Treatment Center. $10,000.

REAL ESTATE

SoCal median price almost back to year-ago From DataQuick reports Southern California home sales shot up from March to February amid the usual surge in late-winter shopping, but the gain over a year earlier was modest. Sales of $500,000-plus homes, though a bit lower than last year, jumped 36 percent from February, helping to lift the region’s overall median sale price to a six-month high — and to about where it was in March 2011, a real estate information service reported. A total of 19,953 new and resale houses and condos sold in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties last month. That was up 28.1 percent from 15,573 in February, and up 2.8 percent from 19,412 in March 2011, according to San Diego-based DataQuick. It’s normal for sales to jump between February and March. On average, they’ve risen 37.0 percent between those two months since 1988, when DataQuick’s statistics begin. On a year-over-year basis, Southland sales have increased for three consecutive months, and for seven out of the last eight months. However, last month’s Southland sales total was still 18.6 percent below the average for all the months of March since 1988. As in recent months, March’s year-over-year

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March home sales rise in La Jolla’s 92037 According to DataQuick, there were 56 homes sold in the 92037 area code during the month of March. Included in the 56 sales were 27 single-family homes, 26 condominiums and three newly constructed homes. In total, the median home sale for the 56 units was $972,5000, an increase of 16.1 percent from March 2011. gain in sales wasn’t seen across the price spectrum. Last month the number of transactions below $300,000 rose 2.3 percent from a year earlier, while the number sold between $200,000 and $400,000 rose 4.2 percent. Sales between $300,000 and $800,000 fell 0.6 percent year-over-year, and sales above $800,000 dipped 5.6 percent. March sales of newly built homes rose almost 9 percent from a year earlier, marking the second consecutive month with a yearover-year gain. But March’s new-home tally was still the second-lowest for that month in

DataQuick’s records back to 1988. Last month’s sales of existing (not new) singlefamily detached houses were the highest for a March since 2010, while resale condo sales were the lowest for that month since 2009. “The year is young and lots could still change, but the results from the first big sales month of 2012 suggest the market is stuck in low gear. This remains a very gradual — not to mention fragile — recovery. Last month’s big gain in sales from February was seasonal. A lot more people get out and shop after the holidays and as spring approaches. More telling was the relatively small gain in sales activity compared with a year ago. It’s a reminder that, for many potential buyers, lower prices and amazingly low mortgage rates still aren’t enough to get them over their hurdles: tight credit, home values below what they owe on their mortgages, and uncertainties over the economy and home prices,” said John Walsh, DataQuick president. The median price paid for a Southland home last month was $280,000, up 5.8 percent from $264,750 in February but down 0.2 percent from $280,500 in March 2011. The March median was the highest since the

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www.lajollalight.com From HomeS, B26 median was also $280,000 last September. The yearover-year decline in the March median was the smallest since February 2011, when the $275,000 median was unchanged compared with a year earlier. Last month’s median was 13.4 percent above the low point for the current real estate cycle — $247,000 in April 2009 — and 44.6 percent below the $505,000 peak in mid 2007. The peakto-trough drop was due to a decline in home values as well as a shift in sales toward lower-cost homes, especially inland foreclosures. Distressed sales — the combination of foreclosure resales and “short” sales made up about half of last month’s resale market. Foreclosure resales — properties foreclosed on in the prior 12 months accounted for 31.1 percent of the resale market last month, down from 32.1 percent in February and down from 36.0 percent a year earlier. Last month’s figure was the lowest since foreclosure resales were 28.6 percent of the resale market in January 2008. In the current cycle, the figure hit a high of 56.7 percent in February 2009. Short sales — transactions where the sale price fell short of what was owed on the property made up an estimated 18.9 percent of Southland resales last month. That compares with 20.4 percent the month before and 18.5 percent a year earlier. Credit remains tight. But the influx of more traditional buyers into the housing market during late winter and early spring brought slightly higher levels of adjustable-rate financing and “jumbo” loans last month. Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) accounted for 6.2 percent of last month’s Southland home purchase loans, up from 5.8 percent the prior month and down from 7.9 percent a year earlier. Since 2000, a monthly average of about 36 percent of purchase loans were ARMs. Jumbo loans, mortgages above the old conforming limit of $417,000, accounted for 16.4 percent of last month’s purchase lending, up from 14.4 percent the month before and 16.2 percent a year earlier. In the months leading up to the credit crisis that struck in August 2007, jumbos accounted for 40 percent of

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the market. Investor activity held near record-high levels in March, and cash buying was more than double the historical average. Absentee buyers — mostly investors and some secondhome purchasers — bought 27.9 percent of the Southland homes sold last month. That was down from a record 29.9 percent the prior month but up from 26.2 percent a year earlier. Last month’s absentee buyers paid a median $210,000, up from $197,750 the month before and down from $215,000 a year earlier. The Inland Empire saw absentee buying ease slightly last month to 35.5 percent of all homes sold, down from a record 37.3 percent in February and up from 26.2 percent a year earlier. Since 2000, the Southland’s absentee buyers have purchased a monthly average of 17.1 percent of all homes sold. Cash purchasers accounted for 31.7 percent of March home sales, down from a record 33.7 percent the month before and up from 31.2 percent a year earlier.

Cash buyers paid a median $214,000 last month, up from $210,000 the prior month and up from $211,000 a year earlier. Since 2000, the monthly average for Southland homes purchased with cash is 15.2 percent. Cash purchases are where there was no indication in the public record that a corresponding purchase loan was recorded. Government-insured FHA loans, a popular low-downpayment choice among first-time buyers, accounted for 30.1 percent of all purchase mortgages in March. Last month’s FHA level, which was the lowest for any month since August 2008, compared with 30.9 percent the month before and 31.7 percent a year earlier. In March, 19.1 percent of all Southland home sales were for $500,000 or more — the highest level since last September, when it was 20.4 percent. Over-$500,000 sales made up 17.4 percent of all transactions the prior month and 20.3 a year earlier. The low point for $500,000-plus sales was in January 2009, when it was only at 13.8 percent.

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5353 La Jolla Blvd. #37 Maryl Weightman

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$699,000 3BR/2.5BA

5455 Caminito Agua Cassandra Altmann

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333 Coast Blvd # 16 Natasha Alexander

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$1,100,000-$1,300,000 7555 Eads Avenue #1 2BR/2BA Patrick Ahern

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1340 Caminito Arriata Geof Belden

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6055 Hillpointe Row Gary Miller

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1448 Torrey Pines Road Jeannie Gleeson

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5383 Chelsea St., No. 301 Jan McKusick

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$1,449,000 4BR/2BA

6467 Avenida Manana Kate Adams

La Jolla Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-775-0007

$1,495,000 3BR/3.5BA

8036 El Paseo Grande Karla & Mark Stuart

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1524 Vista Claridad Susana Corrigan

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1341 Caminito Arriata Cassandra Altmann

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$1,655,000 3BR/2.5BA

1341 Caminito Arriata David Mora

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$1,655,000 3BR/2.5BA

1341 Caminito Arriata Maria Valencia

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$1,795,000 3BR/3BA

7167 Fay Avenue Jeannie Gleeson

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$2,495,000 1BR/1BA

7161 Country Club Drive Donna Aumann

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$2,595,000 4BR/4BA

6209 Beaumont Avenue Alex De Rosa

La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-752-3803

$2,595,000 4BR/4BA

6209 Beaumont Avenue David Mora

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

$2,870,000 4BR/4BA

7106 Olivetas Avenue Timothy M Nelson, GRI

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$2,995,000 4BR/3.5BA

5455 Calumet Avenue Maryl Weightman

La Jolla Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-354-2913

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$3,000,000-$3,400,876 5920 Rutgers Rd 5BR/4.5BA Andrew Jabro

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$3,500,000 6BR/4.5BA

7033 Via Estrada Joe Graham ABR CRS GRI

La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Westland Properties 858-735-4141

$4,995,000 4BR/3BA

6933 Neptune Pl Ozstar De Jourday

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

$6,975,000 4BR/5.5BA

5410 Calumet Avenue Maxine and Marti Gellens

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