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Honorees have ties to school district The banquet hall at the Sheraton San Diego was filled to capacity April 28 as the Association of California School Administrators Region 18 and the San Diego County School Boards Association jointly celebrated their best and brightest at the annual spring event, “Honoring Our Own.” Two of this year’s honorees have long connections with the Del Mar school district. Former Del Mar school board member Janet Lamborghini was awarded the San Diego County School Boards Association Community Partner of the Year award for her longtime service to students in Del Mar, both at the elementary and secondary level. She served as PTA president, Geography Olympiad and math coach at Del Mar Heights, and Dollars for Scholars treasurer at Torrey Pines High School. She volunteered in these capacities for many, many years. Lamborghini also served as a Del Mar School District board member for 16 years, where her passion as a “champion for children” was well known among her colleagues and friends. Former Del Mar school board member Barbara Myers said, “I worked with Janet for many years, and she was committed to the well-being and achievement of all students in our community. She was truly a champion for children.” Former board member Linda See HONOREES, page 6



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CCA’s rookie robotics team division champs at international competition Canyon Crest Academy’s rookie robotics team, de.evolution, took first place in its division and second place overall in the worldwide FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition held this past weekend in St. Louis. Beginning last fall, 1,600 teams of 10 members each from around the world competed in regional tournaments, for an invitation to

the international competition. Of those 1,600 teams, 128 winning teams were invited to compete in St. Louis – among them de.evolution, which won first place in its first regional competition in December in Los Angeles. At the international tournament, the 128 teams (representing 1,280 students) were divided into two divisions of 64 teams each. Two days of qualify-

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ing matches eliminated all but four teams from each division. The four teams then played against one another, and de.evolution won its division handily with a spunky See ROBOTICS, page 6

De-Evolution team members Tristan Murphy, Ryan Lee, Nic Stone, Maia Kuspa, Annabelle Mercer, Noah Sutton-Smolin and Yousuf Soliman.

Planners back ‘Coast and Canyons’ redistricting plan BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board voted April 28 to unanimously support a redistricting plan by Joe LaCava, former chair of the La Jolla Community Planning Group. Called Coast and Canyons, the map keeps both La Jolla and Carmel Valley in District 1, preserving a district composed of communities that share similar interests. The timeline is winding down on the city’s 2010 Redistricting Commission’s charge to redraw city boundaries to balance population changes and create a

ninth council district. A public meeting is set for May 11 at 6 p.m. at the La Jolla Library and, shortly after, the commission will go to work drawing its first map. Carmel Valley planning board chair Frisco White said it is important for the board to support a plan or risk being left in the dust without a say. “What I like about Joe’s plan is it concentrates on District 1 and doesn’t worry at all about District 9,” White said. As board member Christian Clews put it: “Let’s support Coast and Canyons See PLANNERS, page 6

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Mikayla and Joelle look pretty in pink during the recent ‘Twin Day’ at Solana Highlands Elementary School. See page B13 for more. PHOTO: JON CLARK

BY KAREN BILLING StafF Writer The Del Mar Union School District will wait on awarding a contract to a new hot lunch provider until later this month. Three viable bids remain in the process: Come on In! Café, Revolution Foods and Kai’s. “I’ve run into a lot of difficulties in our process, not because we didn’t have

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great advice from our lunch committee, but as we started reviewing the bids, it was apparent that a lot of things had been left out of the request for proposal (RFP) that needed to be addressed,” said district superintendent Jim Peabody. Peabody said a lot of the issues were based on the schools’ lack of infrastructure



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Crimes and arrests in April The numbers of crimes other than domestic violence and selected arrests with valid addresses that were reported to the San Diego County’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) by April 30 for the month of April 2011 in Carmel Valley, North City, and Torrey Highlands are shown below for the various incident types that can be selected in ARJIS Crime MAPS at There you can also get a map of incident locations and a report with incident hundred-block addresses, dates, and times. Carmel Valley (934) 38 Crimes: 1 aggravated assault, 1 commercial burglary, 3 malicious mischief/vandalism, 7 residential burglary, 2 sex other than rape, 4 simple assault other than DV, 10 theft, 9 vehicle break-ins, and 1 vehicle theft 10 Arrests: 1 driving under the influence, 1 drunk in public, and 8 narcotics North City (935) 7 Crimes: 1 malicious mischief/vandalism, 1 residential burglary, 4 theft, and 1 vehicle break-in 1 Arrest for narcotics Torrey Highlands (936) 8 Crimes: 1 malicious mischief/vandalism, 4 theft, and 3 vehicle break-ins 2 Arrests for drunk in public — Adrian Lee, SDPD Northwestern Division Community Relations Officer

(Left) Lisette Roberts, controller, and Marissa Panziera, systems administrator of The Grand Del Mar, who recently helped remove invasive non-native species and plant indigenous shrubs in the Las Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, as part resort’s annual habitat restoration project. (Right) Tom Voss, president of The Grand Del Mar.

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The Grand Del Mar staff continues habitat restoration at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve On the heels of Earth Day, employees from The Grand Del Mar recently embarked on their annual habitat restoration project at the 4,100-acre Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. With the season’s abundant rainfall, volunteers faced a few different challenges this year. According to the resort’s onsite naturalist, Dylan Jones, a specialist in sustainability and environmental issues, in addition to planting hundreds of indigenous shrubs – including coastal sage, needlegrass and elderberry – employees had to wrestle with removing abundant non-native foxtail and black mustard plants, now prevalent due to the deluge of rain. “With the heavy rainfall, the canyon is flourishing,” Jones explains. “Unfortunately non-native plants are also thriving and must be removed to allow native growth, which provides important food, shelter and nesting for indigenous animals.” For more information, visit

The Del Mar Union School District board voted to support the May 9-13 “Week of Action,” a week promoted by education professionals, parents, students and other labor groups to protect California’s future and the future of students and working families across the state. In California over the last few years, K-12 and higher education funding has been cut by more than $20 billion and there is a threat for more cuts and losses this year. “We can’t survive on an all-cuts bud-

get and something has to happen,” said board trustee Kristin Gibson. The Week of Action includes a sit-in at the state capitol, reaching out to every parent, appreciating teachers, promoting the need for revenue for schools and attending May 13 rallies in cities such as Sacramento, San Diego and Los Angeles. Board president Comischell Rodriguez will be attending the May 13 rally in Sacramento. — Karen Billing

Location moved for District 1 Redistricting Commission meeting The location of the May 11 (6 p.m.) District 1 Redistricting Commission meeting has been moved to accommodate a larger crowd. The new location is: La Jolla Woman’s Club, 715 Silverado Street, La Jolla, CA 92037.





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Learn what American Islam ‘is about’ at community center BY JOE TASH Contributor The worshippers bent forward in rows, touching their foreheads to the carpet as the amplified chants of the imam rose above their backs and a warm breeze drifted through the building’s open doors. The assembly, men in front and women in back, faced to the northeast, toward Mecca. The Friday worship service, called Jummah after the Arabic word for “gathering,” took place in a square beige-stucco building in North County’s Santaluz community, at the newly built Muslim Community Center of Greater San Diego. The center opened in August, nine years after a small group of San Diego Muslims began holding prayer sessions at a strip mall in Rancho Peñasquitos. Today, the Muslim Center is located on a 5-acre parcel of land owned by its members. “It’s the best thing to happen to us,” said Naim Bhatti, a center volunteer and board member. “Now we have a place to call our own.” “The idea is not just to have a place for Muslims to come and pray, but something to help us interact with the surrounding community,” said board member Irfan Zaman. “A sense of pride and ownership and showcasing in a very positive fashion what American Islam is about.” The center quickly outgrew its humble beginnings, said Shamus Sayed, a spokesman for the com-

Taha Hassane munity center who recently took a reporter and photographer on a tour of the building. “We were busting out the doors,” of the storefront mosque in Rancho Peñasquitos, he said. Although land zoned for religious use can be hard to find, Sayed said, the center’s members came across the Santaluz parcel near where Sayed’s family lives. The parcel was for sale, and the group began raising money for the project. The community center cost $5.5 million, about half for the land and half for the building, said Sayed. In the future, the group plans to build a separate mosque on the property and use the building they have now for a community center. Sayed said the community center has about 500 members including children and adults, most of whom live in Rancho Santa Fe, Santaluz, Rancho Peñasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa and oth-

er North County communities. Along with daily prayer services and the larger Friday Jummah service, the center hosts classes on the Quran, the Muslim holy book, Arabic studies and other topics for both children and adults. The center contains a large kitchen where after-prayer meals are prepared, and restrooms for men and women that include spigots where ritual ablutions, or the washing of hands and feet, can be conducted. Lining the corridor that runs around the interior of the building are classrooms decorated with children’s drawings and the center’s administrative offices. While mosques and Muslim centers have proved controversial in some communities -— strong opposition formed recently to a proposal to build a mosque in Temecula — the development of the Muslim Community Center in Santaluz went much more smoothly, said Sayed. The small amount of neighborhood opposition was more focused on issues such as noise and traffic than the religious views of the community center’s members, he said. The center has tried hard to be very open with its plans and reach out to neighbors and homeowners associations, along with elected officials from city mayors to congressional representatives. The center is also in regular contact with the captain of the closest San

The Muslim Community Center of Greater San Diego. Photos/Jon Clark Diego police substation, and a community outreach session is planned at the center by the San Diego FBI office, said Sayed. In the decade since the 9/11 attacks, Americans continue to harbor concerns about radical elements of Islam, as evidenced by a recent hearing convened by U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-New York, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The purpose of the hearing, said King, was to address efforts by terrorist groups to recruit new members from the American Muslim community. King’s insistence on focusing the hearing on Islam triggered a heated debate. Closer to home, the Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women’s group in March hosted a presentation titled, “An Examina-

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ROBOTICS continued from page 1 little robot, innovative programming and nimble maneuverability. With 11 team members in ninth and 10th grades, de.evolution was formed just this year and was classified as a rookie team. The Canyon Crest students competed head-to-head against older teams with more experience that had been together for years. The FTC game this year was developed with input from professional robotics designers, engineers and sensor experts from across the country. The game – called “Get Over It!” – is played on a 12-foot by 12foot square field, with two periods of play. The first period, when teams program their robots to move independently, is called an “autonomous” period, which lasts 40 seconds. The second period is driver-con-

PLANNERS continued from page 1 and keep our nose in our own backyard.” The board also agreed that Coast and Canyons works because it brings together communities with similar coastal orientations, demographics, land use, open space orientation, commonality of land mass and, additionally, shares the Interstate 5 corridor, the potential widening of which will largely affect all communities. “We’ve been together [for many years] and it seems to be going well,” LaCava said of Carmel Valley and La Jolla. The board also supported LaCava’s plan as it seeks to keep community plan districts whole—currently La Jolla is split partly between District 1 and 2, and Coast and Canyons would bring them together. When the seven-member commission draws its map, it will again go out for another round of public hearings before being finalized in August. “Everyone is committed to do this process fairly,” said redistricting commissioner Fred Kosmo, who sat in on last week’s meeting. In January, the plan-

trolled and last two minutes. The robots are about 18 inches all around and resemble mini, open-air tanks. The object of the game is to move robots to baton dispensers positioned around the field, retrieve the batons which are made of six-inch PVC tubes, and place the batons into stationary and rolling goals. Bridges, cliffs and a “mountain” challenge the robots to “get over” the obstacles to reach their goal. Points are awarded for balancing on the bridges and for various other moves, depending upon difficulty. The robotics kit consisted of 11 motors, nine sensors, two game controllers, wireless communications and metal gears, and all required hardware building materials. Each team designed and built a uniquely constructed robot, resulting in competitions with no two robots alike. Objectives were to con-

ning board rejected a plan by the Asian and Pacific American Coalition (APAC) that proposed creating a new ninth district that would include the large Asian populations in Mira Mesa (District 5) and Rancho Penasquitos (District 1) — Asian Americans make up 48 percent of the population in Mira Mesa and 37 percent of Rancho Penasquitos. Their initial plan sliced Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) out of District 1 and into District 5 with Rancho Bernardo and other communities to the east. LaCava said that APAC has apparently listened to Carmel Valley’s concerns and has since released a proposed modified map that leaves Carmel Valley and PHR in District 1, shifting Torrey Highlands and Black Mountain Ranch to District 5. On April 21, the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board joined the push for the Coast and Canyon plan. In a letter to the commission, that board wrote that “two simple modifications to the current boundaries of Council District 1 will achieve the 2010 redistricting population target while meeting and exceeding the requirements of the City Charter.”

CCA team members at work. cluded an evening concert by the Black-Eyed Peas and featured who gave robotics some star power with words of encouragement for the thousands of students in the audience to continue their interest in science, engineering and technology. Held at the 550,000-square-foot America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome convention center complex in St. Louis,

struct a mechanism to grasp and place batons, to write software to enable the robot to move autonomously and be controlled by a driver, and to master sensor use, mechanical challenges, infrared tracking, magnet seeking, line following, balancing, withstanding impact, and traversing over bridges, cliffs and other obstacles. The four-day competition, held April 27-30, in-

LUNCH continued from page 1 for hot lunch programs and that two of the vendors propose serving food buffet style — the superintendent was not sure about the health permits required for that kind of service in schools. Peabody recommended that staff works on the issues with the RFP with the vendors, the parent volunteer-composed lunch committee and a consultant hired by the district, Helen Kern, a retired food services manager and former president of the California Association of School Business Officials. He expects the

HONOREES continued from page 1 Crawford echoed Myers’ statement, “Janet was dedicated to the children of our community. She thought about children first. It was an honor to serve with her.” Former board member Jeanne Waite served with Lamborghini as a “Dollars for Scholars” committee member and said this, “Janet served as treasurer of

FIRST’s international gathering brought together 11,064 students from 29 countries, 5,247 mentors and coaches, 700 event volunteers including judges and referees – and 561 robots of various shapes, sizes and abilities. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989. A non-profit organization, FIRST [] sponsors robotic competitions globally to motivate young students to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology. FIRST offers four competitions: the Junior FIRST LEGO League for students ages 6 to 9, FIRST LEGO League for students ages 9 to 14, and two high school competitions – FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). FTC, according to

FIRST, offers students the chance to design, build and program robots; get handson programming and rapidprototyping experience; apply real-world math and science concepts; document the engineering process; develop problem-solving, organizational and teambuilding skills; learn cooperation and professionalism; and qualify for $10 million in college scholarship money. Assessments by experts have concluded that robotics participants develop an increased understanding of basic science principles, the engineering design process, research, planning, collaboration, mentorship, teamwork, and how technology can be used to solve realworld problems. Canyon Crest Academy is one of four comprehensive high schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District.

board to award a bid at its May meeting. When the first RFP went out, the district received 10 respondents. When the RFP was modified to include the amendments suggested by the lunch committee, the respondents went down to three. Amendments included items such as food being prepared fresh daily, no preservatives, hormone and nitrate-free meats and organic fruits. Cathy Birks, assistant superintendent of business services, said the more restrictive and defined language in the addendum eliminated vendors that were able to bid on it. Yana Mohanty, a representative from the parent

committee, said that it may have been true for some applicants but not all as some were only casually interested or knew their bids would be too expensive for the district. “Having three bidders in the RFP process is neither unexpected nor a cause for concern,” Mohanty said in a letter sent to the superintendent and board. Board trustee Doug Rafner said he was concerned that the restrictive language spelled “doomsday” for an open bid process. He said that instead of “required” or “must contain,” they could modify the language to say foods should “try to include.” “The bid process is to gather the most informa-

tion and then look at who is offering what we want,” said Rafner. “We should allow the full gamut of bids to gather information that’s helpful for us to make an informed decision. Otherwise we’re turning our heads to the whole process and only looking at those that offer, say, whole wheat pasta.” Trustee Doug Perkins disagreed that the language was limiting and that the process was exclusionary, citing First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids. “In my view it’s getting us ahead of the game,” Perkins said. “It’s getting our programs up to where the nation’s heading.”

the Dollars for Scholars Committee at Torrey Pines High School for many years. During her tenure, there were several “anonymous” donations for scholarships given. I am happy to finally disclose that the anonymous donor was often Janet Lamborghini. Thank you, Janet, from all of us, for putting children first. She is most deserving of this honor.” Former Del Mar Hills, Torrey Hills and Ocean Air principal Gary Wilson was also honored as the “Super-

intendent/Principal of the Year.” After nearly two decades of service to the students and families in the Del Mar School District, Wilson accepted the superintendent/principal position in the San Pasqual School District commencing Dec. 1, 2009. He has been highly acclaimed as superintendent/principal since his arrival. His nomination stated that he has “stepped into the role of superintendent/principal with vigor and passion that are unsurpassed.” Former

Del Mar school superintendent Tom Bishop stated, “Gary is a people-oriented leader who has restructured the San Pasqual District into a collaborative union of all stakeholders having an equal voice in the fiscal adversity currently facing education. His efforts have made a remarkable difference in his brief tenure in San Pasqual, and he has earned this recognition.” — Submitted press release

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Researchers propose way to catch signs of autism early Memorial Beach Walk to be A simple screening process at a baby’s one-year checkup may provide a way for physicians to detect cases of Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD), language or developmental delays at an early age, according to research done at UCSD School of Medicine. Karen Pierce, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences, led the work done at the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). The research team assembled a network of 137 pediatricians around the region and initiated a systematic screen program for all infants at their one-year check up. Their study was published in the April 28 online edition of the Journal of Pediatrics. “There is extensive evidence that early therapy can have a positive impact on the developing brain,” said Pierce. “The opportunity to diagnose and thus begin treatment for autism around a child’s first birthday has enormous potential to change outcomes for children affected with the disorder.” The study screened 10,479 one-year-olds in the San Diego region. At their child’s regular one-year check up, parents or caregivers filled out questionnnaire called the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile Infant-Toddler Checklist that asked questions about a child’s use of eye contact, sounds, words, gestures, object recognition and other forms of age-appropriate communication. Any infant who failed the screening was referred to the ACE for further testing, and re-evaluated every six months until age 3. Out of the more than 10,000 infants, 184 failed the initial screening and received further evaluation. To date, 32 of these children have received a provisional or final diagnosis of ASD, 56 of language delay, nine of developments delay, and 36 “other” — totaling a positive predictive value of 75 percent using this simple, five-minute screening technique. “When we started giving parents the survey, I found that they listened more carefully to what I had to share with them and paid more attention to their child’s development,” said pediatrician Chrystal E. de Freitas, MD, FAAP, who participated in the study. “In addition to giving me the opportunity to do a more thorough evaluation, it allowed parents time to process the information that their child

might have a development delay or autism – a message no parent wants to hear. But, by addressing these concerns early, the child can begin therapy that much sooner.” Following the screening, all toddlers diagnosed with ASD or developmental delay, and 89 percent of those with language delay were referred for behavioral therapy around age 17 months. On average, these Karen Pierce, who led the study, plays with her son, children began receiving treatment at age 19 months. “Given lack of universal screening of infants for such disorders at 12 months, this program could be adopted by any pediatric office, at virtually no cost, to aid in the identification of children with developmental delays,” said Pierce. “Importantly, parents will be able to get help for their children at a much earlier age than before.” In addition to tracking infant outcomes, the UCSD researchers also surveyed the participating pediatricians. Prior to the study, most had not been screening infants systematically for ASD. After the study, 96 percent of the pediatricians rated the program positively and all participating pediatric offices have continued using the screening tool. Contributors to the study include Cindy Carter, PhD and Melanie Weinfeld, PhD, UCSD Department of Neurosciences and the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San Diego School of Medicine; Jamie Desmond, MPH, Roxana Hazin, BS and Nicole Gallagher, BA, UCSD Autism Center of Excellence; and Robert Bjork, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Their work was funded by the support from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), Autism Speaks (formerly Cure Autism Now) and a National Institute for Mental Health Autism Center of Excellence grant.

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It could be the lemon cake, a Del Mar tradition that goes back many years. Or the ocean breezes, or the camaraderie of friends. Or simply the mix that elevates the annual “Jerry Finnell Memorial Walk” sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC) above the usual. Slated this year on May 21, the two-mile walk along the Del Mar beach will begin at 8:30 a.m. with check-in at the north end of Powerhouse Park. A continental breakfast of fruit, bagels, juice and coffee will be available before the 9 a.m. walk begins. Cost for walk participants is $25 for adults, $15 for children. To register call 858-792-7565 or online at www. or at the event.

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The Wind and Rain Ensemble at CV Library on May 11 May’s free family music program, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library, will be presented on Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. Mary Lu Brandwein and Yuki Easter will present a program of music for two traditional Japanese instruments, shakuhachi and koto. The former is an end-blown bamboo flute with a unique sound that is familiar to many because of its wide use in movies. The koto is a stringed instrument sometimes called the “Japanese Harp.� The program will last 45 minutes. Mary Lu Brandwein began studying shakuhachi in 1984 with the master Masakazu Yoshizawa in Los Angeles, and studied with him until his death in 2007. She began performing in 1999 and has performed across the country in schools, meditation centers, book stores, art galleries, and other venues. She also gives workshops on the shakuhachi and the study of music as a spiritual practice. She founded the Wind and Rain Ensemble with Yuki Easter in 2007. You can find essays and audio samples of her music on her website at Yuki Easter began studying the koto at the age of nine at the Miyagi Michiyo Kai and later at the Sawai Koto Academy of Music in Tokyo. In 1996 she received a koto instructor’s license and an award from the

Local Parker students earn regional and national honors Several students from Francis Parker School were among the 100,000-plus students from 50 states that participated in the 2011 Le Grand Concours, the annual National French Contest. Of the Parker students that took the test, 25 earned re- Jasmine Anklesaria gional and national accolades for their test scores. “Our students did exceptionally well,� said Parker’s Upper School French teacher Irina Dorfman. “The medals earned by the students are well-deserved as this is a very difficult test, but we worked hard for them

Mary Lu Brandwein Grand Masters Tadao and Kazue Sawai in Japan. Since 1993 she has performed at UCSD, SDSU, other universities, and many California community colleges. She founded the Southern California Koto Ensemble and teaches at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego and the Japanese American Cultural Center in Vista. She is also a member of the Sawai Koto Ensemble. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information call (858) 552-1668.

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Volunteers sought for ‘Joy Giver’ training A local nonprofit agency that uses music to promote the social, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of people throughout the county is seeking volunteers to go through training and help out. Resounding Joy Inc., based in Carmel Valley, teaches a network of “Joy Giversâ€? to provide recreational music experiences to nursing homes residents, infants of teen parents, homeless people and others at faith- and community-based organizations. Volunteers will be trained from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, in Solana Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14, in Carmel Valley, and from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, in Rancho PeĂąasquitos at locations to be named. During the 12 hours of classes, candidates will be taught how to use musical instruments and singing to help individuals reduce stress, encourage self-expression and reminiscence and offer social support through music. They must commit to serving at least four hours a month and attending periodic supervision meetings for one calendar year. Joy Givers are not required to read music, play musical instruments or have trained voices but they must be willing to learn instrumental and vocal techniques. Candidates should fill out and submit a Volunteer Inquiry Form at as soon as possible so they can be interviewed for consideration. Resounding Joy will contact all approved volunteers and confirm the exact training locations. For more information, contact Noelle Pederson, director of education and training for Resounding Joy, at (866) 800-0197 or

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

‘Pleasures of Poetry’ workshop to be held May 22 The twice-yearly Pleasures of Poetry reading, which concludes another semester of Harry Griswold’s legendary poetry workshops, will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 3-5 p.m. All the students plus Harry will read new poems.The poets will be: Harry Griswold, Trish Dugger, Dick Eiden, Mai Lon Gittelsohn, Kate Harding, Linda Amundson, Marte Broehm, Paul Colaluca, R.T. Sedgwick, (Rosalie) Duke Skaff, Terry Spohn, and Bruce Tindall. Because of the number of poets in the workshop, there will be no open mike. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Founders Hall, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito,1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Contact or call 760-758-2410 for more information.

The Kimberly-Clark Foundation, the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE: KMB], announced recently the recipients of its 2011 Bright Futures college scholarship program. In San Diego, a scholarship was awarded to John Davidson, a senior at Torrey Pines High School and the son of Eric and Mary Ann Davidson. Established in 1993, the Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees in the United States and Canada. Each scholarship is worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years) for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has distributed over $33 million in scholarships to more than 1,650 students. “Our Bright Futures Scholarship Program helps further the education of employees’ children who demonstrate the potential to become the next generation of leaders in our communities. There is no finer investment in our future,” said Jenny Lewis, Vice President of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation. “We are delighted to acknowledge the accomplishments of these outstanding young students. We are honored to award them these scholarships, and we wish them well as they pursue their higher education.” The Foundation received 272 applications this year. The 68 recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. Members of this year’s scholarship class will attend such top colleges and universities as Princeton, Auburn, Brigham Young, Marquette, Georgia Tech and University of North Carolina. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering. The average GPA for this year’s scholarship class is 3.94. For more information on this year’s award recipients and to meet a few previous honorees, visit

Canyon Crest girls’ basketball offers summer camp Join the Canyon Crest Academy girls’ basketball team at summer camp to work on basketball skills in a relaxed, fun environment. Each day starts with fundamental basketball instruction, followed by individual development in groups with like abilities and ending with team competition. The camp is led by CCA varsity coach Terry Ryan who has coached for more than 20 years, 12 at the college level before coming to CCA. The camp is open to girls entering 3rd – 12th grade and is held at the Canyon Crest Academy gym. T The camp is June 20-24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $165. Contact Amy Seki ( for more information.

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Jennifer Spengler runs to raise money for Leukemia Society

Jennifer Spengler Jennifer Spengler has lived locally since she was 8 years old. She is founder of PR in a Flash, and co-owner of “studio m la jolla” with her husband photographer Michael Spengler. The couple has three daughters, Kyra, 12; Mila, 9; and Evie, 2. Spengler sits on committees at The Bishop’s School, and is a member of National Charity League’s San Diego Chapter. Spengler is also a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s endurance sports Team in Training. She is working toward her second race and has

raised more than $20,000 in the last two years toward cures for blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, which took her father’s life. You can read more at Who or what inspires you? Teachers inspire me every day. I don’t know how they do what they do, day in and day out, and remain passionate about education and children. My husband inspires me. He has worked so hard to follow his dream … he never complains about the long hours, petty (and not so petty) annoyances, and stresses of owning a business. He then comes home and jumps right in with the family. Authors inspire me. Those who sit down and write — whether it’s one hour at the crack of dawn before the kids wake or eight hours throughout the day. One day, I want to have the courage to write

more than a blog entry or press release. Until then, I’ll keep reading and being inspired by those who “just do it.” Finally, my mom inspires me. With six kids, two stepchildren, and 20 grandkids, she continues to give endless amounts of love and support to us, while also caring for my grandmother. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Well, if you know me well enough, you know the first person I’d have to invite is a caterer. I hate to cook. Honestly, though, I’d love to have a dinner with my dad. Just me and my dad. He died after a valiant battle against leukemia when I was 12, and I’d love to have just an hour or two to sit with him as an adult and ask him how he thinks I’m doing, what he’d like to see me do differently, and whether we’ll all be together in the end.

Tell us about what you are reading. I have Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom” on my iPad and I’m in awe when I can sit and really ingest each brilliant sentence. What is your mostprized possession? I most value my husband’s photographs of our girls and the home they hang in. What do you do for

L.A. or the desert keep us happily going through the mundane of the day-to-day for weeks. What is your greatest accomplishment? Well, I felt pretty great crossing the finish line of my first marathon last January. I was turning 40 and wanted to do something “epic,” and I was able to raise $13,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and honor the memory of my father at the same time. But I am most proud of the family Michael and I have built together. What is your motto or philosophy of life? “Hope is not a plan.” While we may buy the occasional Lotto ticket, we have come to realize that it’s all on us. We can make a difference in our own lives and in the lives of others, but to do so, we have to be consciously pro-active. All that consciousness can be exhausting, but when the results are positive, it is incredibly rewarding.

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Big Dreams Realized The Class of 2011’s 87 graduates received 420 college acceptances. Congratulations!

Village Church Community Theater to present ‘A Little Princess’ The Village Church Community Theater will hold performances of “A Little Princess” based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett on Friday and Saturday, May 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Preferred seating can be reserved for $10 per person, General admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. High Tea will be offered before the Sunday, May 15 and 22 performances. For information and ticket reservations: (858)756-2441 or

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Planet X Television in DM captures extreme sports around globe BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Few may know that the building simply marked with an “X” in Del Mar is actually home to a television production studio. Planet X Television has been in its space off Jimmy Durante Boulevard for a year, where extreme and action sports-related shows are produced. “Del Mar is really the epicenter of San Diego, it’s central to everything,” said Don Durban, who co-founded Planet X in 1995 and moved the company to Del Mar from Encinitas. “It’s a cool place to be, it’s upscale without the flash and I think people here are very grounded, which I like… We’re here for the long haul.” Planet X airs several times a week on 200 stations in the United States and the Caribbean. Locally, you can find shows on Channel 4 San Diego and My Network 13, as well as streaming on the Planet X website ( Episodes feature everything from deep-sea fishing for marlin in Cabo to free skiers launching off mountains in Crested Butte, Colo. A recent show had a sitdown interview with Bethany Hamilton, the surfer who lost her

Actor Cary Tagawa shows Planet X TV host and president Brian Spencer some martial arts move during a recent shoot in Del Mar. arm in a shark attack and is the subject of the new movie “Soul Surfer.” Planet X also does marketing and advertising, creating campaigns for companies such as Ford Motor Company when they want something that will tap into the extreme sports lifestyle. The Planet X staff keep busy

covering events and stories all over the world—they’ll film in Cuba this week and Grenada in June. Exotic locales are a perk of the program—last year they happened to catch a volcano blast in Montserrat. Planet X’s shows take unique angles on sometimes very specialized extreme action sports, such

as downhill longboard skateboarding to the surfing dogs at the annual Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon in Del Mar. “My hosting team is hilarious,” Durban said. “Last year we exposed a drug problem in dog surfing — a surfer was busted for steroids. They do a lot of tonguein-cheek comedy.” Brian Spencer, Planet X president, is one of their most wellknown hosts. In addition to his work at Planet X, Spencer created the Vurtego pogo stick company, developing a pogo stick that can go more than six feet in the air. Spencer pogo-sticked over a taxi cab on the “David Letterman Show” and has jumped with everyone from presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and motocross legend Travis Pastrana. While Durban spent some time in front of the camera at one point, he prefers to be behind the scenes these days. “I get more of a thrill from getting other people in the limelight,” Durban said. Planet X has been good about bringing Del Mar a slice of that spotlight. A recent show shot in Del

Mar featured the Japanese martial art of Aikido and stick- fighting techniques displayed by Cary Tagawa, an actor who appears on the new “Hawaii Five-0” and was in such films as “Mortal Kombat” and “Pearl Harbor.” They also seek to showcase events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, such as Professional Bull Riding. “Promoting the fairgrounds and the community is part of what we do here,” said Durban, who has been keeping a close eye on the situation involving Del Mar’s potential purchase of the fairgrounds. He said he hopes there’s a good resolution between the “fighting factions.” Currently, Planet X is ramping up for a busy 16th year. Durban said they are soon looking to expand on their Del Mar space, adding a bigger studio. Additionally, a national Planet X TV tour will kick off next month with an RV loaded with hosts and athletes visiting 100 cities over the course of two months. The Route 66 tour focuses on fitness for kids, advocating that children “get their kicks” in whatever sport or activity they like. To learn more, visit www.



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1st place: “Summer Harvest-figs, beans and strawberries” by Linda Thompson

Online garden photo contest winners announced Congratulations to Linda Thompson for being the first winner of the Carmel Valley News online contests. Linda submitted a stunning garden photo (above, left) and will receive a $150 gift card. We had so many amazing photo entries and would like to extend a thank you to the community of Carmel Valley for participating. We have also chosen three runner-up photos (see above right) that were in contention to win the contest. The fun is not over yet though, the Mother-Daughter Look-Alike photo contest just started for the month of May. Submit your photo at and be entered to win a $150 hair salon gift certificate. Winners will be chosen bases on 45 percent views and 55 percent editorial judgment. Stay up to date with all news stories by visiting, the number one source for Carmel Valley news.

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Enter Carmel Valley News’ ‘MotherDaughter Look-Alike’ web contest We are one month into our online community contests and the results are nothing short of amazing. So many readers have already entered the contest by submitting a photo of their favorite garden. We have now ended the “My Favorite Garden” contest and started the “Mother-Daughter Look-Alike” contest sponsored by Ubuntu Hair Studio. During the entire month of May, readers will be able to go to and submit their mother-daughter look-alike photo. Submitting a photo takes only seconds and the winners will receive a $150 Ubuntu gift certificate. The winners are chosen based on 45 percent views and 55 percent editorial judgment. Also, do not forget to check out for the best news Carmel Valley has to offer.

Surfrider Art Gala is May 19 The Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter will hold its 11th Annual Art Gala on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar (1658 Coast Blvd.). For more event details, a preview of some of the art and a link to purchase tickers, visit artgala.blogspot. com

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Sexton Advisory Group to present ‘An Evening of Celebration with Pat Boone and Friends’ The Sexton Advisory Group announces a special celebration to be held at the upscale Tommy V’s restaurant in Del Mar on May 26 at 6 p.m. Legendary entertainer Pat Boone will share some thoughts on this country and sing a few songs as he joins in the celebration among a limited number of guests and invited veterans and active military. Local favorites, The North Coast Quintet (featuring members of The Joe Satz Trio) will also serve as entertainment for this special evening. Guests will be greeted with tasty hors d’œuvres and sparkling wine, followed by a sumptuous dinner, including a special prix fixe menu, and of course, one of Tommy V’s famous

homemade desserts. Plus, each two guests will enjoy sipping from a complimentary bottle of fine wine as part of their evening. There will also be a special VIP event for a limited number of special guests. This intimate event will include a private wine tasting with celebrity sommelier Gino Campbell, one of only 44 Cellar Masters in the country and a private meet and greet with Pat Boone, followed by dinner and entertainment. “We are so pleased to be able to bring this event to San Diego,” says Steve Sexton, president of the Sexton Advisory Group. “Pat Boone is not only a legendary entertainer, but he truly epitomizes the patriotic and

thankful spirit we want to celebrate with this event.” San Diego favorite, Tommy V’s restaurant, will host this fabulous event. Nestled between two beauties: Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, across from the Polo Fields in Del Mar, Tommy V’s provides the perfect location for this celebration. “When we heard about this event, we wanted to be part of it,” says Tommy V’s General Manager, Tyler Williams. “Our chef has preparing a special menu and we’re pleased to host this special celebration.” Tickets are limited. Call 858-3562296 or purchase your tickets online @

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Mental competency trial ordered for son accused of murdering mom Whether a man charged with killing his mother and mutilating her body is mentally competent for trial will be decided in hearing scheduled for June 21, a judge ruled April 27. Bryan Chang, 29, is charged in the Jan. 25, 2010 death of Sherry Chu Chang at her Solana Beach home. Her body was found at the Solana Beach home on Santa Florencia, near San Elijo Lagoon, after she failed to show up for work and a co-worker asked deputies to check the house. Her son was arrested at his home in Los Angeles two nights later. During an earlier proceeding, Deputy District Attorney Rachel Solov said that the defendant cut off his mother’s right arm and part of her skull and put them in a refrigerator. According to Solov, the two may have had a disagreement over money, and it was bloody fingerprints found on blinds in the home that led authorities to the defendant. Detectives said claw hammers may have been used in the killing. Criminal proceedings will be suspended until the defendant is found to be mentally competent to stand trial. Bryan Chang would face 26 years to life in prison if convicted, according to the prosecution. — City News Service

First step completed in Scripps Encinitas planned $200 million expansion Local civic, business and health care leaders gathered recently at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas to celebrate the completion of a new parking structure, which is the first step in a planned $200 million expansion at the nonprofit hospital campus. The three-story parking structure includes 884 vehicle spaces on five levels (including underground and rooftop) and replaces a flat lot that previously occupied the space. The structure is centrally located on the campus, between the hospital building and surrounding medical office buildings. Local leaders marked the parking structure opening with a “butterfly release” ceremony, reflective of the hospital’s ongoing growth to meet the community’s expanding health care needs. “This new parking structure will provide patients and visitors convenient access to our hospital and neighboring doctor’s offices,” said Carl Etter, the hospital’s chief executive. “This represents the first new construction on our campus since the early 1990s and reflects our commitment to the community.” Future expansion plans at Scripps Encinitas call for construction of a two-story, 60,000-square-foot critical care building, which will house 27 emergency department beds on he first floor and 36 private acute care beds on the second floor. Construction on the new emergency department is expected to start as early at 2012. The Scripps Encinitas emergency department treats approximately 37,000 patients annually in its current 12-bed unit. Expansion at Scripps Encinitas will be funded through a combination of sources, including philanthropy. Scripps Health Foundation is seeking donors from the community; more information is available at Earlier this month, Scripps Encinitas received a $5 million gift to support its expansion from a charitable Rancho Santa Fe family. To date, more than $25 million in philanthropic gifts has been raised for the hospital’s growth plans.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Nettle Creek Interiors brings unique styles to a variety of homes BY KAREN BILLING CONTRIBUTOR Although new to Del Mar, Nettle Creek Interiors has built a stellar reputation in San Diego and beyond after 40 years of making sure every client receives that special look paired with top quality and service. “We care what the client wants,” said founder Marsha Paine. “We try to give them what they want plus a little more.” Certified interior designers Paine and Rebecca Jessen work individually to freshen up rooms, do complete remodels or work with architects and builders as a house is built from the ground up. They work locally and globally, doing vacation homes in Hawaii to flats in London. Their showroom is full of pieces such as big cozy sofas, a variety of home accents and every kind of lighting from table lamps to chandeliers. Their extensive sample room allows clients to see and touch potential fabrics for walls, carpets, drapes, upholstery or custom bedding. “We design the old-fashioned way,” said Paine, nodding to their side-by-side drafting tables in the back where they sketch all their designs by hand. “We’re traditional designers but with a contemporary twist,” said Jessen. ”I think we both think young, I don’t think we’re stuffy designers.” Years of experience and knowledge in interior design serve as valuable tools and they can work quickly to create a design plan in two weeks or less—they don’t take months to come up with design solutions. Clients are never force-fed a design. Paine and Jessen will present a plan with three to four different sofas or seven different fabrics, giving clients a choice so they are a part of the process. “We try to make meetings with clients fun and upbeat,” said Paine. “People make better decisions if they’re relaxed

Marsha Paine and Rebecca Jessen of Nettle Creek Interiors. and having a good time rather than being tense.” Nettle Creek is a stocking dealer, meaning they buy direct from the manufacturers, which allows clients to save some money. Manufacturers come to them, Paine said, because have been

around for a long time and have developed a good reputation. Paine started the company with her husband Tom in 1972; their first store was in Grossmont Center. Jessen came along 18 years ago and the pair have been working so long together they’ve begun to consider each other sisters. They moved to Del Mar in November 2010 from the Golden Triangle area. “We absolutely love it here,” said Paine of their showroom. These days Nettle Creek is seeing a lot of remodeling work. “That’s good for us, we do that well,” Jessen said. The trend in styles is moving away from Tuscaninspired and toward a clean, traditional look. Gray is a top new neutral color and Paine said people are really paying more attention to artwork in their home as focal points. To learn more about Nettle Creek, visit or call (858) 461-4366. The showroom is located at 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., suite 130.

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Momo’s Applesauce success a family affair BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer A local couple is trying to bring their grandmother’s treasured applesauce into more homes with the distribution of Momo’s Applesauce. David and Christy Wise have successfully implemented their family’s much-loved recipe into stores such as Z’s Private Post in Cielo Village, MJ’s Deli in Mira Mesa, Gelson’s and Jimbos. It’s also available for purchase online. “It really sells itself,” said David Wise. “Every store we walk into says ‘yes.’ They like it because it’s local, it’s a better product and the label stands out.” The Momo’s Applesauce jar sold in stores comes with a painting of Momo on the label, her bright blue eyes and smile perfectly illustrated. “It so reflects her sweet

face,” said Christy Wise. “I hope it goes far and everybody likes it,” said Dolores “Momo” Wise. “If it really takes off then David and Christy will be rewarded for all their efforts,” Momo has been making her applesauce since 1947. Raising three boys, she was always looking for good foods to feed her children. “I would pick up a jar of applesauce and doctor it up with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg,” said Wise. “It wasn’t worth spending the money on it so I decided I’ll just make my own.” Wise uses a deliciously simple recipe: Granny Smith apples. “Those are the best,” she says. She mixes the apples with water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The applesauce is thick and chunky, sweet and easy to

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Food truck craze invades Carmel Valley’s Touch A Truck fundraiser The upcoming Touch A Truck San Diego fundraiser for childhood cancer research ( being held June 4 at Torrey Pines High School from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. will feature a wide-variety of delectable offerings from some of the hottest mobile food chefs around. Perhaps you’ve already heard, but food trucks are hot, hot, hot right now. In some of the trendiest cities — Portland, Austin and yes, San Diego — gourmet food trucks are hitting the streets and bringing innovative, freshly-prepared and cooked meals to the mobile masses. These are not the “roach coaches” of old – rather, they are “Gastrotrucks” with diverse menus offering classic southern BBQ, farm to street interpretations of classic food truck fare, and even Mexican/Asian fusion. MIHOGastro will be serving up its trademark farm-to-street menu inspired by locally available and sourced ingredients, all hand-crafted and made from scratch every day. Long-time Carmel Valley residents and community supporter Bruce Weisman from Brett’s BBQ in Encinitas and 4S Ranch will be bringing an open-grille trailer and offering their famous pulled pork sandwiches and other BBQ favorites. TwoForTheRoad’s classic American cuisine (“with a twist”) such as hot dogs, corn dogs and burgers will be a hit with the young and young-at-heart alike. Food Junkies will be serving an eclectic mix of fish tacos, TJ-inspired bacon-wrapped hot dogs, triple-cheese and onion grilled cheese, and kid-friendly meals as well. Tabe BBQ’s fusion of Asian-inspired dishes with a classic Mexican flair create one of the most unique flavor experiences in San Diego. And because Touch A Truck is an interactive event where kids can touch, climb-on, climb-in, and honk the horns of their favorite vehicles, a non-operating food truck by Bitchin’ Burgers will also be on display. If you are not already familiar with Touch A Truck, it’s simple: a variety of vehicles: dump trucks, motorcycles, fire engines, race cars, monster trucks, school buses, limos, boats, police cars, trash trucks, cranes, hot rods, and even military vehicles, open their doors and let kids climb in, honk the horn, and let their imagination run wild! Last year Max’s Ring of Fire, the local childhood cancer charity inspired by Carmel Valley resident Max Mikulak, hosted the second-annual Touch A Truck San Diego event, raising awareness and funds for kids’ cancer research. More than 50 vehicles showed up, as did over and 2,500 attendees. The event raised $30,000, all of which went directly to childhood cancer research and clinical trial therapies for kids battling cancer. To buy tickets, or drool over pictures of the food that will be served, go to

SeaWorld offering free passes with new animal adoption program “SeaWorld’s Happy Tails” is a new animal adoption program that will provide pet lovers two free singleday admissions to SeaWorld when they adopt a dog or cat from the Helen Woodward Animal Center starting April 30 and continuing through Oct. 31. Tickets are valid for a single-day admission to the park any time within one year of the adoption. To learn more, visit or call toll-free (888) 800-5447.

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Cancer Coping Center Pastry Class Fundraiser is June 18 The Cancer Coping Center will offer a “Pastry Class Fundraiser” on June 18. Executive pastry chef and a 5th generation French pastry chef Yves Fournier will be teaching how to make delicious pastries in this fundraising event. Lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m., with the class from 1-3 p.m. Each participant will receive a goodie bag. Please RSVP by June 10 by sending an email to Check or cash or paypal must be received to hold your spot in the class, which will be held in Carmel Valley. For more information, email Maryam Davodi-Far, or call 619-709-8112.

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Dr. He Said, She Said: ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’ By Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. and M’Lissa Trent, Ph.D. I have grown weary and frustrated with how different my husband and I are. Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. It feels like we (Dr. He) and M’Lissa are water and Trent, Ph.D. (Dr. She) oil on so many issues that I try to remember what it was that connected us 18 years ago when we got married. For instance, we both love our two children immensely, but he and I disagree on so many things about how to raise them. He has a lot of fear and anxiety left over from his childhood that colors his everyday life, and especially when it comes to making decisions about the kids. He can’t help but see the worst case scenario happening whenever they want to do something. I want them to be safe and secure, but I also want them to learn about life by trying new things and having first-hand experience at learning from their mistakes. My worst fear is that they now are becoming fearful and anxious like him. I have tried to talk to him about this, but we always end up in an argument. Can you help us? Antonia Dear Antonia, In reading your question we thought it would be most useful to address how you and your husband are dealing with your differences as opposed to addressing the subject of parenting itself. Making room for two different realities between two spouses is a hugely challenging issue for every marriage. Initially in the dating phase of a relationship, it is much easier to revel in the things we have in common with someone else. It is a time that we actually seek reasons to connect with the other

person in order to be at peace with our decision to “choose” him or her as our mate. The haze of love at the front end of being a couple brings with it more built-in patience and flexibility for the challenges of working out differences. As the haze of love dissolves, our differences become a battleground for power in the relationship. Someone prone at all to judging someone else’s personal opinion as being either right or wrong and good or bad is what we consider to be DISRESPECTFUL. It sounds like you are both not only disrespecting each other’s opinion, Antonia, but you are both also disrespecting each other. You must both acknowledge to each other that each of your opinions not only have value, but that each of your opinions scare the heck out of each other! That would be respectful, because that seems to be the truth of what you both feel. But it takes courage to say that stuff to each other! You both have fear and anxiety leftover from your childhoods. Everyone does. But trying to make the argument that his childhood stuff gets in the way of your marriage and yours doesn’t is not true--nor is it fair. His need for what feels safe is no less important than what you need. His childhood pain is no less meaningful than yours. We’ll bet that you married each other fully well believing that. But showing each other respect has nothing to do with agreeing or convincing someone that what you believe has value. It means valuing each other’s needs in life--even if they are different--simply because you love each other. So what if you have different views on how to raise the kids. THAT is part of what you signed up for when you got married. But the true test of love for our partners is how we maintain and show our respect for him or her even when it seems we both live on different planets. Another important aspect of respect is the concept of self-respect. We have learned that our ability to show respect toward oth-

Local children go to Washington, D.C. as California delegates for JDRF’s Children’s Congress 2011 Three young people from Carmel Valley and Chula Vista are among 150 children throughout the United States selected to represent their states on Capitol Hill this month, to remind Congress and the Administration of the critical need to find better treatments and a cure for a disease they live with every day—type 1 diabetes. Hayes and Lucy Ensign of Carmel Valley and Joseph Valadez of Chula Vista have been named delegates representing California in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Children’s Congress. These children—ages four to 17, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia—will converge on Washington, D.C., to talk about the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes to lawmakers during JDRF’s Children’s Congress 2011, from June 20 to 22. Joining these children in Washington, D.C. will be seven international delegates traveling from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The international delegates will partner with U.S. delegates to convey a clear message to the U.S. government that diabetes is a global problem that requires a global effort. The event, held every other summer, will be led by JDRF’s International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore, and will include Congressional visits by the child delegates and a Senate hearing during which Moore, select delegates, researchers, and business and community leaders will testify on the need for continued funding for type 1 diabetes research, under the theme of “Promise to Remember Me.” This theme serves as a powerful call to lawmakers to remember the struggle of living with type 1 diabetes, and the importance of supporting and funding type 1 diabetes research. “All of the children and their families can confirm with me that type 1 diabetes tests our will and determination to live a normal life,” said Moore, who has had type 1 diabetes for about 40 years. “With JDRF’s Children’s Congress, we are able to put faces to a disease that places an enormous toll on our nation. It is also a reminder for Congress that their partnership in the fight to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes is essential and has helped to drive research progress to date.” Hayes and Lucy, who are brother and sister, and Joseph were selected to Children’s Congress through JDRF’s San Diego Chapter. Each child shared a poignant story about being diagnosed and the day-to-day struggles to stay alive—struggles felt by the children and their families. For more information, please visit

ers is in direct proportion to the degree of respect that we feel for ourselves. In other words, if I am not showing respect to someone I love, it probably means that I am not feeling very good about myself. That is just something we want you to think about and wonder to yourself whether or not it is true for you. The bottom line is, showing respect to others is a sign of self-respect. It is also a way for us all to embrace our differences. Remember: when you married your husband, you married and loved him for all the things he was--stuff you liked and agreed with, as well as stuff you didn’t like and didn’t agree with. That is no less true today than it was back then. Best of luck, Dr. He Said, Dr. She Said Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. (Dr. He) and M’Lissa Trent, Ph.D. (Dr. She) are a married couple who have worked together for over 14 years coaching troubled relationships to clearer communication, deeper intimacy, and healthier partnership. See their web site at For more information on Relationship Advice for Men, go to www. on the web, where you will also be able to purchase Dr. He and Dr. She’s new eBook entitled “Making Relationships Work”. Please email any questions to: DrHanalei@

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Local resident finds relief for snoring problem BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer For years, local resident Michael Essrig tried to tame the roaring snores he let loose at night when he went to sleep. His noisy problem was not only affecting him but his restless wife, who sometimes was forced to sleep in another room. After years of trial and error, Essrig finally found a solution in the PureSleep device, an FDA-approved product that can silence snoring. “It’s great. It does exactly what it says it does,” Essrig said. “I have recommended it to several people who had similar problems and everyone says the same thing: My wife thanks you.” Essrig’s snoring didn’t start until his 40s. His snoring, in combination with sleep apnea, would wake him up several times in the night with his heart pounding. His waking up, moving and snoring disrupted not only his wife’s sleep, but left him in a terrible state the next morning. “I’d walk around like a zombie,” Essrig said. “I was completely exhausted and I couldn’t get any work done.” Essrig was able to find treatments for his sleep apnea, but his chronic snoring continued. He tried everything, wearing mouthpieces with headbands and pieces

The PureSleep device works to keep people from snoring. COURTESY PHOTO that pushed his teeth so hard they loosened. One option was a CPAP machine, a mask worn over the face that blows air into the nostrils while keeping the mouth closed. “That was a nightmare,” Essrig recalled. His dentist was able to create a mouthpiece for him that worked decently but it was extremely bulky, a top and bottom piece that was three times the size of the PureSleep device. “It looked like a boxer’s mouth guard,” Essrig said, describing how his lips would puff out around it. While uncomfortable, the solution worked for about three years, keeping him quiet and keeping his wife happily snoozing. About three years ago, Essrig saw the ad for PureSleep and decided to try it out. “It worked immediately,” Essrig said. “It’s a much smaller piece and I didn’t think it would fit but it fit just perfect.” Most snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the upper airway. When

people fall asleep, the muscles in the throat relax and the throat becomes narrow. Air rushing through Michael Essrig the narrowed opening causes the soft tissue in the upper airway to vibrate, creating a snore. PureSleep works through “mandibular repositioning”— the device holds the jaw forward to create an open airway through the throat easily, eliminating the vibration and the snoring. It is not intended to treat any other medical conditions like sleep apnea or TMJ. Essrig replaces his every six to nine months and said the piece is very inexpensive. Essrig orders his online—customers have to fill out an online prescription form to receive the device, another option is to have one prescribed by your dentist. “Snoring really is annoying to the person on the other side of the bed,” Essrig said. “Using PureSleep is really beneficial for both people.” Learn more at www.

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Carmel Valley’s SD Coast Flute students shine at SD Flute Guild Festival San Diego Coastal Flutes student winners (age 7-17) of the San Diego Flute Guild Festival competition are: Cindy Yang, Robin Kong, John Gao, Serena Wang, Irena Huang, Hannah Kinsey, Allison Liu, Amy Liu, David Pu, Athena Tsai, Athena Tsai, Emily Wang, Irene Huang, Sydney Yang, Emily Yang, Jiwon Jennifer Lee, Kenny Xu, Tia Smith Carpenter, Stephanie Gao, who each won medals in their solo competition divisions. Many more students received honorable mention awards. During the year, committed students prepare for competitions by attending and performing in world re-known guest artist master classes hosted by San Diego Coastal Flutes, such as Sir James Galway, Raffaele Trevisani Duo and Robert Stallman/Isabelle Chapuis and by participating in teacher-assisted coachings with SDCF pianists Katherine Petrosyan, Natasha Riabova, Gabriel Sanchez, to hone their performance skills. In addition, all SDCF students attend weekly private flute lessons with Coastal Flute cofounders Vivian Bergova, M.M., Dr. Elena Yarritu and Dr. September Payne at studios located in the Carmel Valley area. This August, these outstanding students and their talented studio colleagues will attend San Diego Coastal Flutes 2nd Annual Summer Master Class, which furthers their technical and expressive abilities to give them the cutting edge for top ensemble and seating placements in the East County Youth Symphony, La Jolla Sinfonietta, San Diego Youth Symphony, local and state honor groups, as well as their respective schools. San Diego Coastal Flutes offers a coalition of talented and like-minded teaching and performing professionals that provide unique, yet traditional, classical flute instruction for all levels. For more information, visit

Join St. Therese of Carmel for gala fundraiser ‘Casino Royale’ The St. Therese of Carmel 12th annual gala fundraiser Casino Royale will be held on Friday, May 20, at the new St. Therese Social Hall. Guests will enjoy casino gaming, live jazz, dinner, a $5,000 jackpot drawing, live auction and

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Week in Sports

Del Mar Little League standings Del Mar Little League League Standings as of 5/1/11 AAA – National League

AAA – American League Knights


W L T Pct GB Streak Last 5 Team - Won 7 5-0-0 BlueClaws 12 2 0 0.857


12 2 0 0.857

- Won 1


Mud Cats


10 4 0 0.714

2 Won 2


River Bandits 6 8 0 0.429


7 6 0 0.538 4.5 Lost 2



4 10 0 0.286


8 Lost 4

AA – American League


Pct GB Streak Last 5 - Won 2 3-2-0 8 6 0 0.571

5 6 1 0.458 1.5 Won 2


2 Lost 1



3 10 0 0.231 4.5 Lost 1



0 13 1 0.036 7.5 Lost 13 0-5-0

AA – National League



Mud Hens


4 0 0.714

Pct GB Streak Last 5 Team - Won 3


Sea Dogs

- Won 1


Red Wings


4 3 0.577

2 Lost 1



8 5 1 0.607 3.5 Won 1




9 1 0.321 5.5 Won 1



8 6 0 0.571

4 Lost 3




9 3 0.250 6.5 Lost 2



6 5 2 0.538 4.5 Won 3



1 13 0 0.071



7 7 0 0.500


9 Lost 1


Pct GB Streak Last 5

12 2 0 0.857

5 Lost 1

League Highlights The 2011 DMLL Home Run Derby – was held on Sunday May 1st. Congratulations to Brad Polinsky our National League and Overall 2011 Home Run Derby Champion and to Mac Bingham the American League Champion and runner-up. There are just a few weeks left in the regular season in the Juniors and Majors divisions. Teams are fitting for playoff seeding and the games continue to be very competitive. Recent home run hitters include: Majors Division - Shane Jones (Twins), Jace Evans (Athletics), Benn Mann (Cubs), Ronan Reeves (Twins) AAA Division – Home run hitters this season include Nicholas Bresnahan (Pawsox), Jude Atiya (Scrappers), Derek Bragado (Mud Cats), Alex Maher (BlueClaws), Brandon Schwartz (Pawsox) For more league updates and all the scores and standings visit the Del Mar Little League website at

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BY GIDEON RUBIN Baseball: Cathedral Catholic extended its winning stream to 11 games with one of its most important wins of the season, as the Dons defeated Point Loma 6-3 in a Western League game on April 28 to move into sole possession of first place. The victory followed 13-0 and 4-2 league victories over Madison on April 25 and 26. Daniel Camarena had a double, and homer and two RBI to lead the Dons in the Point Loma game. Evan Cassolato and Nico Garbella each Falcon Garrett Stubbs disrupts a Westview play. Photo/ added two hits. Anna Scipione Dons starter Michael Martin struck out six batters and allowed three runs on six hits and one walk in six innings. Garbella struck out two batters in a scoreless seventh inning to get the save. Camarena led the Dons with his bat and his arm in the first Madison game. He hit two homers and drove in six runs to lead the Dons offensively, and struck out 11 batters and allowed no walks in six innings of one-hit ball to get the win. Stephen Havier had three hits and one RBI and Garbella had two hits including a homer and two RBI to lead the Dons in the second game. Nick Fornaca and Eric Sapp each added two hits. Dons starter Stephen Gonsalves allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings of two-hit ball to get the win. The Dons improved to 5-0 in league and 20-2 overall for the season. ***** Torrey Pines eked out a win against Westview on April 26. Then two days later they left nothing to chance. The result was an important two-game series sweep that kept the third-place Falcons within striking distance of Palomar League co-leaders Rancho Bernardo and Poway. The Falcons overcame an early two-run deficit to defeat Westview 3-2 on April 26. Falcons starter Brock Larson scattered five hits in six innings to get the win. Larson settled down after allowing two runs in the first inning, throwing five straight shutout innings the rest of the way. Luc Rennie pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. Chad Thurston had two hits and one RBI and Michael Mullin and one hit and drove in two runs to lead the Falcons offensively. Two days later, the Falcons pounded out 15 hits in support of starting pitcher Reed Mason in a decisive 12-0 win. Brian Thene had three hits including a double and three RBI to lead the Falcons, and Morgan Oliver, Sam Wisenberg and Taylor Murphy each contributed three hits. Mason struck out seven batters and allowed seven hits and one walk in six innings. The Falcons improved to 5-3 in league and 18-6 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian remains alone atop the Coastal League South standings after two big wins. The Eagles defeated Bishop’s 9-2 on April 27, and then beat La Jolla Country Day 1-0 the next day. Nolan Gannon went 3 for 3 with a double, and Jackson Balla had two hits including a double and three RBI to lead the Eagles in the Bishop’s game. Trevor Semerdjian pitched six innings of two-hit ball for the win. Gannon pitched a three-hitter to lead the Eagles in the LJCD game. He struck out 11 batters and allowed two walks. Josh Estill drove in the game’s only run on one just three Eagles hits in the game. The Eagles improved to 4-0 in league and 15-4 overall for the season. ***** Canyon Crest Academy lost to Orange Glen 5-1 in a Valley League game on April 29. Cameron Adams had two hits and one RBI, and Riley Adams was 1 for 3 with a triple to lead the Ravens offensively. The Ravens fell to 0-4 in league and 6-15 overall for the season. Softball: Torrey Pines opened the week with a 7-6 Palomar League loss to Rancho Bernardo on April 25, but the Falcons rebounded with two big league wins to remain in first place. The Falcons defeated Westview 9-4 on April 27, and then beat Rancho Bernardo 3-0 two days later. Julia Yacker had two hits including a home run and four RBI to lead the Falcons in the Westview game. Sara White pitched a five-hit shutout to lead the Falcons in the Rancho Bernardo game. White struck out seven batters and allowed three walks. The Falcons improved to 4-1 in league and 20-6-1 overall for the season. ***** Canyon Crest Academy defeated Valley Center 2-1 in a Valley League game on April 28. The Ravens scored the game-winning run in their last at-bat on Meredith Rauch’s runSee SPORTS, page 22

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DM resident is soccer federation’s youngest licensed players agent BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer At 20, Del Mar resident Matt Cohen recently became the United States Soccer Federation’s youngest FIFA licensed players agent in the country. Now representing London-based Cassius Management as the United States operating director, he is reaching out to players and coaches in Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American Soccer League and the United Soccer Leagues Professional Division. It’s a pretty big jump from being an intern just last year but Cohen is excited for the opportunity to help grow soccer in the states and beyond. “In the U.S., MLS is forming to be a very big league.” Cohen said. Superstars such as Thierry Henry and David Beckham transferring over to play in the U.S. have infused a sense of legitimacy to the league. U.S . teams have also fared well at the 2009 Federation’s Cup and in the 2010 World Cup, showing the world that the level of play in the United States is picking up and reaching a higher level. Cohen hopes to help U.S. players continue to make an impact nationally and internationally. “San Diego is a hotbed of talent with the local clubs such as Surf Soccer, Sharks, Nomads and plenty of others,” Cohen said. “I’m looking for those talented kids who may not have the best way of being seen…I’m only looking for the best of the best.” Cohen has lived in Del Mar his entire life, an alumni of Del Mar Heights, Earl Warren and the first graduating class of Canyon Crest Academy in 2008. He will earn his degree in sports management in a year from Grand Canyon University, an online program. Cohen has played soccer since he was 6 years old. Although now “retired,” he played for Manchester Carmel Valley and CCA’s varsity team. He realized that while he probably wouldn’t be able to play professionally, he still wanted to be involved in the sport as an agent. To pursue his goal, he

Matt Cohen aggressively sent his resume out to 100 different sports agents. With help from his dad, his package was more than just your basic resume—it included a sports ball night light representing the sport the particular agent worked in and a fan that when turned on spelled out the specific agent’s name between the blades. “I just wanted to get my foot in the door at any place,” Cohen said. His creative packaging paid off and he went to work as an intern with Max Eppel Soccer Agency, a licensed players agent in Newport Beach. Eppel put Cohen in touch with Richard Trafford, an agent at Cassius Management in London, who set him up with a trans-Atlantic internship. Becoming a players agent through the United States Soccer Federation is a challenging process— there are only 84 licensed players agents in the United States. Cohen estimates he studied about 80 hours for the test and flew to Chicago on March 31 to take the 20-question players’ agent exam. The questions center on different scenarios and test-takers must know all the regulations that apply for FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) regulations, international transfers and U.S. contract law. Applicants have to get 14 correct to pass and Cohen got 17 out of 20. Since getting his agent license, he’s officially become a part of the Cassius team—in a year or so he went from hoping to get his foot in the door to all doors

open wide. “I’m really happy with Cassius and I see myself growing with them,” he said. “They’ve been very helpful to me.” Cohen said he’s been told he’s got a great eye for scouting soccer talent—he reviews DVDs of players daily and is always out at games and tournaments looking for difference-makers. “I like to go out and find players with the ‘it factor,’ that when they get on the field they change the pace of the game,” Cohen said. “I find players with the potential to become a professional or players that already have what it takes.” Cohen said, of course, it would be easier with a stable of 100 clients who make him $10,000 each but he thinks he could have more success with 10-20 clients that he’s really able to establish a good relationship with. “I have a responsibility to my players that if they sign with me, I’ll give them my time and open up every door I possibly can on their behalf,” Cohen said. “I’d rather do that for 25 outstanding players while delivering on my word, instead of 200 and making false promises. This way you can create a better relationship with your clients and people can count on you.” Cohen’s summer is about to get busy as the transfer window (the period in which teams can transfer players from other countries to their squads) begins in June in England. Cohen will travel to London to work the window for Cassius and then head back to the U.S. for the transfer window that begins on July. “I’m excited,” said Cohen. “I’m confident that I’ve built strong enough relationships with teams and I’m certain that Cassius has the right players to get teams to see their talent and sign them.” Contact Matt Cohen at (858) 353-0934 or e-mail

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TPHS gymnasts shine at local meet The Torrey Pines, Fallbrook and Our Lady of Peace (OLP) gymnastics meet was held April 27. The results were as follows: •1st Place for Varsity Compulsory: Vault – Sarah Engrebretson (9.30), Fallbrook; Bars – Caroline Pao (9.32), Torrey Pines; Beam – Caroline Pao (9.20) Torrey Pines; Floor – Erika Becker (9.35), Torrey Pines; All Around – Caroline Pao (36.775), Torrey Pines •1st Place for Varsity Optional: Vault – Sarah McCracken (8.075), OLP; Bars – Sarah McCracken (7.55), OLP; Beam – Sarah McCracken (8.50); Floor – Paige Minteer (7.60), Torrey Pines; All Around – Sarah McCracken (31.60), OLP Team: Torrey Pines 201.175, Fallbrook 106.875.

Bumper To Bumper Richard: I have lost the key to my locking gas cap and my car has been sitting for almost a month. Could you tell me how I can get the cap off without damaging the gas tank filler neck? Dave Stall

A. Dave: The best way to get the cap off is to call a locksmith and have him or her remove it professionally. There are other ways to remove it without damaging the filler neck, but I can’t put them in print. Even though it is almost impossible to siphon gas out of today’s vehicles, I don’t want to give anyone tips on being a gas thief — especially with gas being over the $4 per gallon mark. Q. Rachel: Are there any one-day seminars that you know of that can give a kid and his parent safety tips on owning a car? I don’t feel I have all the answers to the questions my son is asking me and I would like a professional to help out. A. Dave: I am not aware of any ongoing classes but I do hire out for groups. Get about 10 kids and their cars together and I will be happy to give them a maintenance seminar. Go to my website and send me an e-mail. I can host one to 10 kids and parents as well. Q. Don: What is the big deal with tire companies like Discount and even Costco using nitrogen instead of good ol’ air to inflate our tires? I bought a set from Costco and the guy put green valve stems on the tires to alert me in the event I needed to


inflate, I needed to use nitrogen. Where can I find a gas station that has nitrogen and what would it cost me? Right now most stations are charging 25 to 50 cents just to pump air! Seems like another way to get into my wallet! A. Dave: Believe it or not, it is for your safety. You see, air contains moisture when it is pumped into your tires. Since we do not check our tire pressure on a regular basis, we end up with under-inflated tires due to porosity (loss of air pressure due to normal leakage). The next thing you know, you have a blow out on the freeway. NASCAR has been using nitrogen for a few years and have found they can regulate tire pressure better. If you get into a situation where you need to add air to your tires that are full of nitrogen, there is no problem adding air. As far as I know, I haven’t seen any gas stations using nitrogen. I actually have my own air compressor at home and believe it or not, I check my pressure regularly! Automotive Note: A lot of you readers have contacted me concerning the haze on your plastic headlight covers. At one time there was a company that was cleaning them for a fee. Well, the industry has stepped up to the plate and come out with numerous products that you — that automotive “do-ityourselfer” can use in his or her own garage. Just check out any of the large parts houses and your haze will soon be gone. If you can pick up one of those Mother’s buffing balls that attaches to an electric drill, that will speed up the process. Keep the questions coming!

SPORTS continued from page 20 scoring single in the bottom of the seventh. Rauch had three hits and drove in both Ravens runs. Anna Narukawa pitched four shutout innings of no-hit ball in relief of starter Brittney Meredith to get the win. The Ravens improved to 3-2 in league and 9-9 overall for the season. Girls lacrosse: Falcon pitcher Reed Mason contributed to a shut out Torrey Pines remains in victory over Westview on April 28. The Falcons won 12first place in the Avocado League after the Falcons extend- 0. Photo/Anna Scipione ed their winning streak to six games. The Falcons defeated Carlsbad 11-6 on April 27, a day after beating Academy of the Holy Cross (Kensington, Md.) 11-7. Caroline Boucher scored four goals and had two assists and Camille Doan scored four goals and had one assist to lead the Falcons in the Carlsbad game. Boucher scored four goals and had two assists and Katie Trees scored three goals and had two assists in the AHC game. Falcons goalie Carrie Yang had nine saves in both games. The Falcons improved to 6-0 in league and 11-2 overall for the season.

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Del Mar teachers start new afterschool program Playground Pros is an exciting new afterschool program started by Del Mar teachers Sasha Kukulj and Ian Phillip. The goal is to reinforce physical skills, social strategies and build confidence in kids so they can make their recess rock! Kukulj, known to students as “Mr. Kool” came up with the idea years ago while running Sol Surf camp and performing his duties as a resource specialist at Del Mar Heights Elementary. Kukulj met Ian Phillip, the school PE teacher at Del Mar Heights. The two quickly realized that this program was needed as they discussed what they saw on the playground every day. “Some of the most crucial problems adults go through are seen early on in the playground environment,” said Kukulj. Understanding of tasks, conflict resolution, working in teams, humility — these are some of the character traits Playground Pros use as their mantra. Teaching these traits through fun sports activities that kids see at recess every day,

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With holistics, fitness trainer saw the light Avid road bicyclist and triathlete Chris Capistran is a fit as a fiddle, so it’s hard to imagine that once upon a time he was 70 pounds overweight. He lost the weight through a holistic approach, which he’s now dedicated his life to sharing with others. This native San Diegan and Del Mar resident now works as a holistic fitness trainer and corrective exercise specialist who focuses on senior fitness. Capistran earned a degree from USD in education with a concentration in psychology and human developChris Capistran ment. He has been training clients for the past eight years and teaches kick box-Kung-Fu at Dream in Del Mar and Qigong meditation classes at The Grand Del Mar and the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Captistran, not so surprisingly, spends a good chunk of his free time being active outdoors. And because he has a background in football, soccer, and wrestling, he also dedicates a lot of his time to volunteering with local sports groups through Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhism, a local young men’s youth group for peace, culture, and education.

1. What brought you to this neighborhood? I’ve always wanted to live in Del Mar, closer to the beach. There’s nothing that compares to watching the sunset or inhaling the ocean breeze. 2. What makes this town special to you? I’ve met some amazing people in Del Mar. One of my dearest friends and client was architect and artist Herbert B. Turner. I trained him for three years and he recently passed away. I also found love in Del Mar. 3. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract, or improve in the area? I’d add more parking space.


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Del Mar’s David Winkler devoted to finding cure for Type 1 diabetes BY JOE TASH Contributor As the co-founder of a successful real estate company, David Winkler could be taking it easy these days and enjoying the fruits of his labors. Instead, it seems that in some ways, he’s just getting warmed up. Winkler, 57, is CEO of the Del Mar Partnership, Inc., which developed the Del Mar Plaza shopping center and other projects in North County. Winkler was diagnosed at age 6 with Type 1 diabetes, a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys beta cells, which are found in the pancreas and produce insulin. Insulin helps the body convert glucose, or sugar, into energy. Unable to produce insu-

lin, Type 1 diabetics run the risk of abnormally high blood-glucose levels, which can cause heart and kidney disease, blindness and nerve disease requiring amputations. (Type 1 diabetics take insulin injections, which can, in turn, cause dangerously low blood-glucose levels if not closely monitored.) Today, Winkler has focused both his energy and personal wealth on finding a cure for the disease, through the UCSD Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, which he helped launch two years ago. “I vowed many years ago I was going to do whatever I could to end this disease,” said Winkler. The Del Mar resident now serves as chairman of the research center’s leadership council, which oversees such functions as

fundraising and recruiting for the fledgling institution. During an interview in his real estate office, Winkler described to a reporter how, as a youth, he had to sharpen his own injection needles with a stone, boil his syringes and monitor his glucose level with urine tests. Today, he wears an electronically controlled insulin pump and a monitoring system that checks his blood-glucose level every few seconds. Winkler speaks about Type 1 diabetes with the technical expertise of a scientist and, in fact, as a young man, he majored in biology with the intent of becoming a diabetes researcher. But he decided a life in the lab wasn’t for him, so he turned to law school and an eventual career in real estate develop-

ment, which he said he considered a way to raise the capital to support diabetes research. “I always wanted to be supportive of research and it just kind of came full circle,” he said. Winkler and his wife, Sherry, have donated several million dollars toward diabetes research, the majority to get the research center off the ground, and Winkler also spends 20-30 hours per week on research center business. During the interview, Winkler checked his monitor and noted that his blood-glucose level was higher than normal, which he said demonstrates the difficulty of keeping diabetes in check even when the patient has




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(L-R) Jasper Chao, Leigh Houck, and Lucy Clark, happy after the spinach and radish harvest. (Center) The little garden plot before harvest, with the sign the students made acknowledging the support provided by Armstrong’s Garden Center and Dixieline Hardware store. (Right) Lucy Clark, Leigh Houck and Jasper Chao at the Community Resource Center.

Local businesses help support Earl Warren students’ ‘Impact Project’ In Earl Warren Middle School’s humanity class, the 7th graders divided into groups and were asked to come up with an “Impact Project,” a project that would have an impact on someone. One of the groups came up with the idea to grow a vegetable garden together with the special needs kids at the school. Once the vegetables were harvested they would be donated to the Community Resource Center in Encinitas (a resource center for abused women and children). The first things the group had to do was to get the material needed for the garden (wood, dirt, seeds). They anxiously walked into Dixieline Hardware Store in Solana

Beach, prepared with a little speech to present their case, hoping that maybe they could get some discount (all money had to be worked for in one way or the other). They could not have dreamt of a more welcoming and heartwarming reception; Dixieline gave from their scrap wood — all the wood the kids needed plus several bags of potting soil that had been ripped open a little bit. The kids were delighted. Next stop was Armstrong Garden Center in Solana Beach, and just as at Dixieline, the manager at Armstrong listened patiently to the kids telling their story, then he said, “Come on, take a cart and let’s go get what you need.” They

got more planting soil, fertilizer, all the seeds they needed — spinach, carrots, radishes, salad — and a couple of pretty flowering plants to make it beautiful. These two managers at Dixieline and Armstrong were extremely kind and gracious to the students. The project has been a huge success, with the students all planting, watering and harvesting together. They took the spinach and radishes over to the Community Resource Center in Encinitas recently, where it was very welcomed since they rarely get fresh vegetables. And there will be more to come before the spring season is over.


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Award-winning artist blends science and art to bring ‘messages from the crust of the Earth’ BY MARLENA CHAVIRA MEDFORD Staff Writer Del Mar scientist Marcos Armitaje has spent decades combing the Earth’s crust for crystals, which he studies for clues about their formations. Part of that process involves shooting infrared light through the crystals, and then using a special camera to capture images not seen by the human eye. The result is nothing short of dazzling, and once it’s transferred to canvas, it is truly one-of-a-kind art. Armitaje had been studying these images for years, but he didn’t realize their artistic potential until girlfriend Laura Romero set

eyes on them. “All of this art is her fault,” he joked. “When she told me this needed to be on canvas I said ‘no, no, no — this is science. And she said ‘no, no, no — this is art.” The truth of the matter is they’re both right, which is the beauty of it, Armitaje said. The crystals — which are harvested from a wellknown energy vortex in Sedona, Ariz., — have natural facets that are aligned in a lattice format, lending themselves to beautiful textures, angles and colors. Once an image is transferred to canvas, Armitaje destroys the original image and throws away the crystal, making each artwork truly

one-of-a-kind. Though he’s been doing this for two years, Armitaje said he’s still getting used to the idea of calling himself an artist. “I always struggle a bit calling myself an artist because I feel I am an emissary. I consider these images messages from the crust of the Earth. I hope this gets people to think about how the Earth might be speaking to us. There’s something to this, and I don’t know what it is. It can get deep really quickly, and I get lost in it.” Then again, getting lost in thought is often the point of art, bringing Armitaje’s work full circle. His unique work has earned him notoriety in science and art circles

Pacific Women’s Chorus gets classically jazzed May 22

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The Pacific Women’s Chorus is a chamber ensemble based in Solana Beach. Since its inception in 2005, they have performed regularly in various north county venues. They are dedicated to performing quality music for women’s voices, from medieval chant to 21st century compositions. Kay Bryant is director. Their upcoming concert, “American Classics and All That Jazz,” features the songs of Charles Ives, Irving Berlin, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Libby Larsen, Emma Lou Diemer and other American favorites. The concert is Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church: 6628 Santa Isabel St, Carlsbad, 92009. The accompanist is Susie Shick. Suggested donation at the door is $10. The group rehearses at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (in Solana Beach). Auditions are available by appointment for experienced musicians interested in singing with a small group. Please contact Kay at for audition or concert information. Pacific Women’s Chorus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please see their website:

— and most recently, it earned him the coveted ‘Museum of the Living Artist Collectors Award’ at the San Diego Art Institute’s 51st International Juried Exhibition for his work titled “LaSelva.” The international competition was open to more than 900 entries, and Armitaje said winning such a distinction has helped him gain confidence in his work. “It’s humbling and it’s really been a validation of the work. It’s also forced me to stretch and grow in new ways. I’m a scientist, but I’m now in-touch with my inner ‘right-brain person.’” Armitaje is a member of the La Jolla Art Association, the San Diego Art Institute

Marcos Armitaje has been a scientist for 32 years, but he only began creating art two years ago after prompting from his girlfriend. search projects. For more inand Coastal Artists of Solana formation about Armitaje Beach. He also works a sciand his artwork, please visit ence professor at Cal State Northridge and is involved in independent science re-

Encinitas Sports Festival pre-event open house to be held May 7 Check out vendors, sponsors and supporters of the 2011 Encinitas Sports Festival at this free open house on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Greenasium in Encinitas. Demonstrations, interactive sessions & displays all aimed to help you prepare for the event. Whether you are participating in the 5K, 1K, Paddleboard race, or Sprint Tri, there will be something for you. No RSVP – just come by and bring a friend. At The Greenasium: 760-944-1235; 1465 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, CA 92024; www.; The Encinitas Sports Festival will be held May 14-15. Visit

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Birch North Park Theatre Tickets: $60, $50, $30 With a creative vision restricted by nothing but the limits of the human body itself, Complexion’s has been hailed by the New York Times as “Sculpture in motion” and the Washington Post calls it “Cross-cultural ballet with attitude…wearing toe shoes has never looked like so much fun”.

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BY WILL PARSON he fireplace at Brockton Villa is perhaps the most apparent hint to the beach bungalow’s storied past. It’s decorated with massive abalone shells that were collected at a time when they were plentiful in local waters and could easily reach a large diameter — long before overharvesting and current laws against their collection. Cemented in place over the original fireplace, the shiny shells represent a decorating fad that was widespread locally in the 1920s. It has since become harder to find. With many similar homes not lasting through the decades, the La Jolla Historical Society honored the renovated Brockton Villa in 2006. It remains one of the few glimpses into a bygone era. The restaurant is celebrating 20 years since the former site of Pannikin Coffee House was

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On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Click ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Brockton Villa’s Truffle Red Bliss Potato Salad renovated and renamed Brockton Villa — a name first given to the former residential cottage more than 100 years ago. A recent refresh has brought an updated feel to Brockton on its special anniversary, and this summer is the second in a row in which the restaurant is offering a dinner menu. Chef Mareyja Sisbarro points to the Ginger-Chili Glazed Natural

Salmon that she served for the first time at Brockton Villa last year, as a point of pride. Among the abundant array of seafood options, on a menu with a generally Mediterranean feel, the BBQ Pork Ribs also deserve a look. For an appetizer, try the Summer Shrimp Butter Leaf Wraps. Sisbarro says, “It fills you up but doesn’t make you too stuffed. It’s really fresh and summery.” And with summer approaching, the cottage above Coast Boulevard seems like an excellent way to take in the ocean breeze. With its airy main room and wrap-around porch, the original builders knew what they were doing back in 1894. At that time it was perfect for weekend getaways from the fledgling city of San Diego. And the current dining experience adds to a lingering charm from those early days.


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Bishop’s student lands a role in The Globe’s ‘Life of Riley’ BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor Sir Alan Ayckbourn, who received a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater, sees his 74th (and newest) play, “Life of Riley,” have its U.S. premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park under the direction of Richard Seer, now through June 5. The Old Globe has staged 10 of Ayckbourn’s plays since 1978. Enter someone newer to the footlights, Rebecca Gold, a senior at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, who is making her first professional appearance in the role of Tilly. Gold played Celia in The Globe’s 2010 Shakespeare Intensive production of “As You Like It,” and caught a casting director’s eye. “I became aware of the Shakespeare Intensive program for students when our teacher saw an ad and told us about it,” Gold said. “I auditioned and got a call back along with 30 other San Diego students. It was an incredible opportunity to participate in workshops with professional actors and the Globe’s costume designers. I also enjoyed getting to meet new students. It felt a little like what going to college will be like.” Gold has been active in The Bishop’s School theater program and recently played Yvette in its production of “Mother Courage and Her Children.” Gold said she thought her experience with

The Globe was behind her until she received a call from casting director Samantha Barrie who told her she was impressed with Gold’s performances. “She called on my birthday to ask if I wanted the role of Tilly, and I was so excited,” Gold said. “They needed a 16-year-old girl for a nonspeaking part and I was thrilled to take it.” The lighthearted “Life of Riley” centers on the dying George Riley, a cantankerous (though never seen) old man. He decides to have a last farewell for his close friends, and when each one learns of his plight, they react in unexpected ways. “This is the story of three couples whose women have been involved with George in some way,” Gold said. “When he asks each woman to come on a holiday with him and take care of him in his final days, at first they agree. Eventually the women are convinced not to go.” While her thoughts are wrapped around her role, Gold said she is also focused on her future. Her family is supportive of her interest in acting because she said she grew up watching her older brother perform. She’s been accepted to Stanford University where she will begin this fall. “I feel like I have learned so much about myself, other people, and the way people react to one another as an actress,” Gold said. “It’s an

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cause I want to continue my academic studies, but also my acting, and Stanford has both programs.”

Gold said she believes “Life of Riley” will appeal to a wide range of patrons because “it’s very fun, and George is like a hippie Peter Pan who never gets old and wants a fun life forever. “The play contains some great classic music,” she said, “and is easily relatable to everyone as they watch how couples see things change from their 30s to 40s and beyond.”

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

Tickets are selling fast for the $50K for Canyon Crest Academy College Fund Raffle Only two weeks remain to purchase tickets for the $50K for CCA College Fund Raffle, which will fund new computers campus-wide, while providing two grand prize winners with a $25,000 cash prize which can used toward their student’s college education. Other cash prizes will also be given. The $50K for CCA prizes can be applied immediately in any way to college tuition or whatever needs a family has. Tickets are $40/each or three for $100 and the drawing will be held at CCA’s upcoming fundraiser, “Cirque du CCA,� on May 20 at Anthology. To learn more about $50K for CCA and the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, and to download the entry form, visit

Auction items needed for CCA’s high-energy Big Top May 20 fundraiser ‘Cirque du CCA’ Auction items are needed “under the Big Top� for Canyon Crest Academy’s 6th annual fundraising event, Cirque du CCA, at Anthology on Friday May 20, from 6 – 10 p.m. Vacations, trips, experiences, dining, sports, and retail items are all welcome. Contact Loraine Dyson, VP of fundraising, at 619-708-1821 or for more information on how you can help with your tax-deductible donation. “Cirque du CCA� will feature a unique, one-time only dramatic presentation of circus acts and street entertainment produced and performed by CCA’s award winning Envision & Conservatory students. Accompanying the “three ring� entertainment will be a sensational silent auction, scrumptious “FairBites� cuisine, and dancing to the internationally acclaimed Eve Selis Band. Winners of the “$50K for CCA College Fund Raffle� drawing will be announced from the “Center Ring.�

Canyon Crest Academy Spring Carnival is May 22 Come and participate in Canyon Crest Academy’s first Spring Carnival on May 22, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The entire community is welcome to celebrate the end of the school year with an afternoon full of games with great prizes, tasty food, and awesome entertainment. All ages are welcome! All proceeds will benefit Canyon Crest Academy’s Senior Class Council.

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

Enjoy Chocolate Festival May 7 Spend this Saturday, May 7, at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival. Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. 10 am - 4 pm. Free with admission or membership, plus tasting and craft fees.

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Mother-Daughter ‘So-Fit Fest’ to be held May 8 The San Diego SeaLions, San Diego’s premier women’s soccer team, and Armone’s Core Connection, an innovative Pilates, fitness and teacher certification studio, will host a free fitness event named So-Fit Fest for mothers and daughters in honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8. Moms will receive mat Pilates and fitness instruction from certified master Pilates instructor and founder of Armone’s Core Connection Armone Sullivan. Moms will also enjoy massages from holistic health practitioners and massage therapists. Moms need to bring a Pilates mat, water and comfortable workout clothing. Daughters between the ages 5 to 12 will receive tactical and technical soccer training from players of the San Diego SeaLions, led

by head coach and former U.S. national team player Jen Lalor-Nielsen. Daughters need to bring cleats, shin guards, water, small lunch or snack, and sunscreen. Each child who participates in the clinic will receive a free ticket to the San Diego SeaLions Home opener on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at Cathedral Catholic High School. Check-in for So-Fit Fest begins at 8:30 a.m. Festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cathedral Catholic High School’s Manchester Stadium (5555 Del Mar Heights Rd. San Diego, CA 92130). Space is limited. Registration is required. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please email:

Local real estate agents to hold military food drive Local Keller Williams Realty agents will “give where they live� during the 3rd annual Red Day on Thursday, May 12. Red Day is an event where over 75,000 Keller Williams associates nationwide participate in community service projects throughout their local neighborhoods. The Carmel Valley office of Keller Williams Realty will hold a food drive to benefit the military. For the third year, KW agents will don their red t-shirts to collect bags of non-perishable food for Military Outreach Ministries (M.O.M.), an organization which supports young military families. “It’s a way to say thank you to these families who sacrifice so much for their loved ones in uniform,� according to Chuck

Buss, KW agent and chairman for this Red Day Food Drive. Agents hope to top last year’s donation of 1,330 bags of food. According to Patty Dutra, director of development with M.O.M., Red Day has been a “big deal.� “We really appreciate your efforts. You collect such good quality food items for all the families!� says Dutra. Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off at the Keller Williams office at 12265 El Camino Real, #180, San Diego, CA 92130 on Thursday, May 12, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 858-720-1900 for more information. Keller Williams Realty, which began in 1983 in Texas, is the second largest real estate company in the U.S.

‘Art in the Pines’ May 15 event at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will benefit children’s programs The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the second annual Art in the Pines to be held Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is free and open to all. Art in the Pines is an all-day event featuring a professionally judged Plein Air contest with an awards ceremony; artists’ booths exhibiting nature-inspired art for sale in a variety of media such as painting, pastels, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography; food and live music; children’s nature and art activities; an opportunity drawing for donated artwork; guided nature walks; tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge; and expert demonstrations in several different artistic mediums. A free shuttle will run from the Reserve’s North Beach and South Beach parking lots. The event is free, but the parking lots are $10 per car or a valid annual pass. Additional parking will be available at National University located just south of the Reserve at 11255 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037. Guests are strongly encouraged to consider walking to the event (15 minute walk uphill from south parking lot, 10 minute level walk from National University parking lot). For more information about this event, visit

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Mother’s Day breakfasts around the world are all a sweet treat The Kitchen Shrink

BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN Contributor “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: ‘Take it or leave it’.” — Buddy Hackett Mothers are honored (and roasted) around the world on different days with distinct cultural customs and celebratory foods. Here’s a rundown on what assorted countries do to honor their special women, and what they’d serve for a Mom’s Day breakfast or brunch. American Woman In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national holiday to be observed the second Sunday of May every year. Today in this country Mother’s Day is the most popular day to dine in a restaurant, squeezing out Valentine’s Day. According to the National Restaurant Association 75 million people are expected to dine out Sunday May 8, over one-quarter doing brunch. Some all-American

choices include peanut butter and jelly stuffed French toast, veggie or seafood egg scramble with home fries, and bagels, cream cheese and lox. Mimosa or pomegranate juice will wash it down nicely. Japan’s Haha no hi Also celebrated the second Sunday in May, Mother’s Day or haha no hi derived from hahaoya meaning mother in Japanese was first observed during the Showa period to commemorate the birthday of Empress Kojun, mother of Emperor Akihito. In happier times, Mother’s Day was celebrated with great fanfare, one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. In Japan a Mother’s Day breakfast might include miso soup, grilled fish, tamagoyaki (rolled omelet) or a raw egg, pickled veggies, seasoned nori (dried seaweed), natt_ (fermented soybeans), and rice porridge with a cup of green tea. Mum’s the Word In England, during the 1600s, “Mothering Sunday” became a festive day when children spent time with their moms, presenting them with customary home-baked almond or simnel cake aka a “Mothering Cake”. Today Mother’s Day is celebrated the fourth Sunday in the month of Lent. The Brits pay homage to their moms with bouquets of chrysanthemums and the traditional rich

sunny side up eggs, porridge or oatmeal, and flapjacks with Canadian maple syrup.

Mother’s Day breakfast (COURTESY PHOTO) “Mothering Cake.” A conventional British brekkie might include bangers (sausages) rashers (bacon) and oozing sunny side up eggs, mopped up with buttered toast or crumpets, followed by sweet scones and a strong cup, or two, or three of English tea. Fete des Meres The French celebrate Mother’s Day the last Sunday in May. A home-cooked family dinner is traditional, while the mother is presented with a cake resembling a floral bouquet. A customary French breakfast tends to be more sweet than savory serving such fare as a brioche, pain au chocolat, an almond croissant, a tartine (buttered baguette) to dip in café au lait or chocolat chaude (hot chocolate). For the savorytoothed French diner a Swiss cheese and mushroom om-


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elet with seasoned potatoes would be fantastique. Canadian Mother’s Day, eh? On the second Sunday in May, moms are bestowed with boxes of iconic Laura Secord bonbons, pampered with luxurious breakfasts in bed or hearty family dinners, the Stanley Cup Playoffs likely blaring in the background. As Canadian cuisine is a melting pot of cultures, some few typical breakfast items include Canadian pea meal bacon and

Ole Madre Mother’s Day in Spain is celebrated yearly on Dec. 8. Spaniards honor their own mothers and the Virgin Mary. Breakfast known as el desayuno usually includes café con leche, a strong espresso coffee blended with frothy, hot milk, accompanied by sweet rolls or magdalenas, lemony cupcakes or sugary-doused churros. Mother’s Day in Mexico is also celebrated on a fixed day, May 10, with special church masses serving mothers traditional early morning treats such as tamales and atole. Other popular breakfast foods include nuevos rancheros, breakfast burritos and tacos. Almond-Crusted French Toast Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/3 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup almond meal

or crushed almonds 1/2 cup crushed corn flakes 1/4 cup almond milk 1 to 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 slices thickly sliced egg bread or challah Directions: Combine the shredded coconut, almond meal and corn flakes in a bowl. Transfer to a flat container. Beat the eggs, milk, extract and cinnamon. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, then coat with the dry mixture. Melt the butter on a griddle and add fry until golden brown, turning once. Garnish with powdered sugar, and serve with pure maple syrup, hugs and kisses. Something special: Join me for a free Mother’s Day cooking class for dads and kids (moms welcome) at Whole Foods La Jolla, 11 a.m. Saturday May 7. RSVP at (858) 642-6700 or e-mail lajollaevents@wholefoods. com.



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World-renowned quartet to perform benefit concert in celebration of St. James’ centennial BY MARLENA CHAVIRAMEDFORD Staff Writer The Romeros, known to millions as ‘‘the royal family of the guitar,’’ have graced stages in the White House, where they played for President Jimmy Carter, and the Vatican, where they played for Pope John Paul II. On Saturday, June 7, the world-renowned classical guitar quartet will come to Solana Beach to play a benefit concert at St. James Catholic Church in honor of its centennial celebration. “The Romeros have played to audiences all over the world, including royalty and world leaders, and yet, they have happily agreed to come play for our community in Solana Beach — I’m humbled and honored by that,” said Maria McEneany, who is the chairperson for this concert, which will raise money for the St. James Music Ministry and the St. James Academy Scholarship Program. The Romeros founder,

largely credited with defining the quartet format within this genre and, in fact, a recent “New York Times” review called them “the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today.” “They make their instruments move, and I just know if they didn’t hold on to those guitars they’d get up and dance,” McEneany said. ”I’ve heard them several times, but every time it’s like I’m hearing them for the first time. I want to stand up and clap through every song. When you hear them play, you can’t help but be moved.” The Romeros are scheduled to play Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m. inside St. James Catholic Church, 625 S. Nardo Avenue in Solana Beach. Tickets to this concert are $60 each and include refreshments. For more information about sponsorships and tickets, please call Maria McEneany at 858-759-2620 or visit

The Romeros famed Spanish guitarist Celendino Romero, began teaching his sons Celin, Pepe, and Angel to play the instrument when they were each preschoolers. Each of the boys had a solo debut by the time they turned 7. By 1957 the family immigrated to the U.S. and began its legacy as The Romeros. More than 50 years later, the family quartet consists of second-generation guitarists Celin and Pepe, as well as third-generation guitarists Lito and Celino. The family of musicians has been

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Take a Secret Garden Tour BY KIRBY BROOKS Contributor Residents can stroll through some of the most exclusive gardens in town when the Historical Society presents its annual fundraiser “The Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla” on Saturday, May 14. This is the 13th year for the highly anticipated event. The garden locations remain a secret until the day of the tour, but according to organizers, this year’s guests will be able to wander through the extensive gardens of one of the most exclusive estates in La Jolla to study botanical grounds created with extravagant outdoor living and entertaining in mind. Guests will also be able to visit one of 10 original homes built in Bird Rock where strawberry fields previously reigned. Its naturalistic — not to mention edible — landscape is sure to be a highlight. “This year’s tour features such a wide variety of gardens that there is certain to be something to excite everyone,” said Devonna Hall, 2011 tour chairman. “Be sure not to miss this one-time op-

If you go What: “Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla” When: Rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14 Where: Depart from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect Advance tickets: Platinum tour $140. Self-guided tour $40 members, $50 nonmembers at or (858) 459-5335 Day of: Self-guided tour $45 members, $55 non-members portunity to see one of the town’s most private and grand oceanfront estates.” Artists will be scattered throughout the gardens, painting the perennial event as it unfolds before their eyes. Designers will display creative table decorating projects to help guests get ideas for living out their own outdoor-entertaining fantasies. The experience will be further enhanced by a variety of accomplished

musicians performing throughout the tour. Choose to experience the gardens on a Self-Guided Tour or embark upon the luxurious Platinum Tour, which begins with brunch at Estancia La Hotel and Spa. The Platinum Tour boasts an additional exclusive Secret Garden, shuttle service including docents, and a commemorative gift. The La Jolla Historical Society, a 501 © (3) nonprofit, has been preserving La Jolla’s heritage and educating the public through community partnership, collections and programs since 1963. “The Secret Garden Tour is an important part of the Society’s success,” said executive director John Bolthouse. “Not only does this event provide essential income for the Society, it enables us to broaden our appeal within the community, as evident in the tremendous number of dedicated volunteers the event attracts, the support of La Jolla’s small business community, and the magnanimous hospitality of the owners of these great and historic gardens.”



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Changes come to Mainly Mozart to position it for the future BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor Mainly Mozart, Inc., the nonprofit organization that connects audiences to the music of Mozart and the Masters performed by world-class musicians, has announced the appointment of internationally-renowned pianist and chamber musician Anne-Marie McDermott as curator of future chamber music programming. “This is a big change,” said Nancy Laturno Bojanic, Mainly Mozart’s executive director. “This is the first time that Mainly Mozart has diversified its artistic leadership in its 23year history.” Maestro David Atherton, founding artistic director, will continue to lead June’s Mainly Mozart Festival orchestra, comprised of concertmasters and principal players from the nation’s leading orchestras. “But with Anne-Marie’s appointment, chamber music will take on a much bigger role and will be as much a priority as the orchestral programming,” Laturno Bojanic said. Looking ahead to next year there are significant changes planned. The signature June festival will expand to span late April, May and June and will be renamed San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival, giving it recognition and greater visibility on the national

Anne-Marie McDermott has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. About her recording of the ‘The Complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas’ (2009, Bridge Records), Gramophone wrote, ‘We have waited a long time for an American pianist of this stature.’ music scene. The Spotlight Series of chamber music, which through this year has taken place from January to May at The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla; St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Carlsbad; and The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, will also undergo changes. The La Jolla series will merge with the festival’s orchestral concerts while the Ranch Santa Fe and Carlsbad series will have their own exclu-

sive programming. Another change is the combining of Club Amadeus and Club Amadeus North, its music aficionado groups, which will become one group beginning in July. “Mainly Mozart’s board of directors has been pro-active in examining all aspects of the organization to make sure it is fresh, relevant, and sensitive to the needs of our community, “ said board chair Alexandra Pearson about the changes. “They reflect our understanding that to attract and satisfy today’s arts consumer we must do far more than just present an excellent product.” The appointment of McDermott is part of this strategy. In her capacity as curator, she will be in charge of all chamber music concerts as well as continuing to perform. She is excited about her appointment and said that she has always had a lot of respect and admiration for Laturno Bojanic since they first began working together in 1996. “Over the years I have looked at the draw of the Mainly Mozart Festival and the musicians who play here, and my performances with the chamber orchestra from Heaven, and it was irresistible for me. I didn’t have a doubt in my head to be involved,” she said. McDermott’s repertoire spans from Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven to

Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Scriabin to works by today’s most influential composers. She also leads the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival in Florida and the Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curacao. Beginning with the 2011 season, she is also the artistic director of the Vail Music Festival in Colorado. “Anne-Marie’s energy, passion, and ability to inspire, coupled with her superb musicianship, are among the many qualities that we feel make her the perfect person for this post,” said board president Christopher Weil about the appointment. Mainly Mozart’s administrative staff has also undergone recent changes with the return of Tyler Richards Hewes, now in the role of associate director. Hewes most recently served as executive director for Orchestra Nova after five previous years at Mainly Mozart. Ed Hofmeister, formerly of Lamb’s Players Theatre and The Old Globe, is now director of marketing. Many of the proposed changes were the result of a three-year capacity building grant awarded by The James Irvine Foundation, which has allowed the organization to undertake an intense strategic development process. Visit for more details on this seasons Mainly Mozart Festival line-up.

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Sycamore Reflections ‘Together We Can’ Sycamore Ridge School’s PTA sponsored the 2010-11 Reflections exhibit and reception titled “Together We Can...” April 29 at the school. Event co-chairs were Eileen Lundquist and Janet Ross. Photos/Jon Clark

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May 5, 2011 latter disease, a person’s pancreas may still make insulin, but the body’s receptors are unable to use the insulin to process glucose. Some 95 percent of those with diabetes have the Type 2 variety, and it can often be effectively controlled through diet, exercise and medication. Winkler said the diabetes research center will move into a new building planned for completion in 2015 near UCSD’s Thornton Hospital in La Jolla. The new center will include labs for basic research, space for clinical trials and a clinic to

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One person recruited by Winkler was Jen Grove, executive director of the Del Mar Village Association, and the mother of two daughters with diabetes. Grove’s younger daughter was diagnosed with the disease four years ago, at the age of 6, and her older daughter, 14, was diagnosed in December. The two diagnoses have forever altered the family’s daily lives, said Grove, who serves on the research center’s leadership council. “I’m literally my children’s pancreas,� said

Grove, calculating what each of them eats and making sure they get the right amount of insulin. “It changes every aspect of your home life.� It has helped that Grove’s husband is a physician, she said, but the family still must deal with such daily realities as finger sticks to check blood-glucose levels, insulin injections and concern about long-term health impacts. “I would like to see a cure found in my children’s lifetime,� she said. Grove credited the passion and dedication of Win-


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TPHS Rummage Sale The annual Torrey Pines High School Foundation Rummage Sale, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Carmel Valley, was held April 30. All proceeds benefit TPHS students. For the first time this year, a delicious Pancake Breakfast was also offered. Photos/Jon Clark

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Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘August: Osage County’ unfolds BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor “August: Osage County” is set in Oklahoma where three generations of the Weston family have lived, struggled, got along, not gotten along, and grown. When the patriarch, Beverly, suddenly disappears, there are many mysteries to uncover and secrets to unveil about his disappearance. As the family deals with the horrific occurrence, each scene reveals how they really feel toward one another. The dark, yet sometimes humorous, “August: Osage County” has only been around for a few years but has racked up much audience praise and many awards, including a 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Written by Tracy Letts and directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, the play runs through June 12 at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. Among the cast members are Todd Ceveris and Angela Reed, who graduat-

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Reed, who plays the eldest daughter of the Weston Family, Barbara Fordham, said the company is aided by a few of the original cast members. “Kimberly Guerrero, originated the role of Johnna, and played it on Broadway, in Chicago, London and Sydney. We’re fortunate to have her and a few others who played replacements on Broadway, including Guy Boyd (Charlie Aiken) and Robert Foxworth (Beverly Weston),” Reed said. “All of them have been able to offer some insight during difficult moments. “This play is just brilliant. There’s a lot going on — sometimes

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012601 The name of the business: a. MK Performance Inc. b. McCauley and Company located at: 3245 Brookside Lane Encinitas, CA 92024 San Diego County mailing address: 2240 Encinitas Blvd, Suite D294 Encinitas, CA 92024, is hereby registered by the following: MK Performance Group Inc. 2240 Encinitas Blvd, Suite D294 Encinitas, CA 92024 CA. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 4/15/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 28, 2011 Kelli McCauley, President DM493 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012321 The name of the business: Berberich International located at: 9414 Travis Court San Diego, CA 92126 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Aaron Michael Berberich 9414 Travis Court San Diego, CA 92126 Holly Berberich 9414 Travis Court San Diego, CA 92126. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The transaction of business began on: January 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 26, 2011 Holly Berberich DM494 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00088876-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO HALL OF JUSTICE 330 WEST BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Frances G. Goldstein on behalf of minor child: Cory Lawrence Shively, minor. Filed a petition for decree changing name from Cory Lawrence Shively to Cory Lawrence Goldstein. It is hereby ordered that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court in Department 8 of the San Diego County Superior Court at 220 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 on June 07, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., Dept. 8, and then and there show cause, if any they have, why the application for change of name should not be granted. It is further ordered that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Carmel Valley News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing.

May 5, 2011 Date: April 21, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV246 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010042 The name of the business: Milestone Building Group located at: 991 C Lomas Santa Fe Dr. #409 Solana Beach, CA 92075 SD County, is hereby registered by the following: Shapiro & St. Martin Inc. 991 C Lomas Santa Fe Dr. #409 Solana Beach, CA 92075 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 05, 2011 Devon St. Martin, COO CV245 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012016 The name of the business: Coastal County Financial located at: 12075 Carmel Mtn Rd. #207 San Diego, CA 92128 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: 1. Jessie Imanil 2074 Johnston Glen Escondido, CA 92029. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The transaction of business began on: 04/01/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 22, 2011 Jessie F. Imanil CV244 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00053632-CU-PT-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 325 South Melrose Vista, CA 92081 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Erin Thompson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Erin Thompson to Aeryn Boyd. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. MAY 31, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 3 at the address: 325 South Melrose Vista, CA 92081. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county. Del Mar Times. Date: APR. 18, 2011. Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court DM487 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00089888-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Xiumin Pierce filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Xiumin Pierce to Xiumin Tian Pierce. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. JUNE 01, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 8 at the address: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county. Carmel Valley News. Date: APR. 19, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV243 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 247596CA Loan No. 3013855394 Title Order No. 715549 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-19-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-05-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070376926, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: TINA WRIGHT, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 220 WEST BROADWAY, SAN DIEGO, CA Legal Description: LOTS 9 AND 10 IN BLOCK 6 OF LA JOLLA PARK, IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 352, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, MARCH 22, 1887. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,288,065.75 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7443 EADS AVENUE LA JOLLA (SAN DIEGO), CA 92037 APN Number: 350-611-0300 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-282011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3969966 04/28/2011, 05/05/2011, 05/12/2011 DM486

NOTICE OF TRUSTEEโ€™S SALE Trustee Sale No. 447614CA Loan No. 0700131881 Title Order No. 706250 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-28-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-19-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-08-2005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2005-0578801, of of๏ฌcial records in the Of๏ฌce of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: RICK E. KIRWAN AND NANCY A. KIRWAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Bene๏ฌciary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashierโ€™s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashierโ€™s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashierโ€™s check drawn by a

state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speci๏ฌed in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 220 WEST BROADWAY , SAN DIEGO, CA Legal Description: PARCEL 1: THAT PORTION OF LOTS 2 AND 3 IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANCH 3 WEST, SAN






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IN SAID SECTION 6, LYING, WITHIN A CIRCULAR PARCEL OF LAND HAVING A RADIUS OF 20.00 FEET CENTERED AT THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE STRIP OF LAND ABOVE DESCRIBED UNDER PARCEL โ€˜โ€™Bโ€™โ€™ AND NOT INCLUDED IN SAID 20.00 FOOT STRIP OF LAND. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THOSE PORTIONS THEREOF LYING WITHIN PARCEL 1 AND HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,273,086.23 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 15122 EL CAMINO REAL DEL MAR, CA 92014 APN Number: 302-041-3100 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold โ€œas isโ€. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, bene๏ฌciary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their ๏ฌnancial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their ๏ฌnancial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certi๏ฌed; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-26-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee LOREN LOPEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www. (714) 573-1965 or www. ASAP# 3974254 04/28/2011, 05/05/2011, 05/12/2011 DM485

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ARTS gives San Diego kids a reason to survive … and succeed In 2001, after a terrible year spent watching his mother succumb to cancer and almost losing his sister to the disease, Matt D’Arrigo founded ARTS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children overcome life challenges by learning to express themselves through the arts. His own love of art and music sustained him through that year and the grieving that followed. So he set up the Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center (named for his mother) to help others as he had helped himself. “Heal, Inspire and Empower” is the ARTS motto, and its 7,000-square-foot “creative space” at NTC Promenade includes a music room, media arts lab, painting and ceramic studio, performance space, and a gallery where student works are on display and for sale. ARTS’ primary targets are children facing chronic or terminal illness, abuse or neglect, physical and emotional disabilities, poverty and homelessness. Every year, ARTS enables more than 10,000 young people to “explore their creative soul and transform their lives” through a range of commu-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-011033 The name of the business: Contemporary Confections located at: 2515 Via Merano Del Mar, CA 92014 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Contemporary Confections LLC 2515 Via Merano Del Mar, CA 92014 California. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 13, 2011 Pamela Gleason, Co-Founder/Managing Member DM489 Apr. 28 May 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010670 The name of the business: Miombo Consulting located at: 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Gideon Leeman 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130 Margaret Susan Levick 3771 Ruette San Raphael San Diego, Ca 92130. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 11, 2011 Michael Gideon Leeman CV242 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009625 The name of the business: a. Twentyone Volleyball b. Twentyone Beach Volleyball Club located at: 13497 Tiverton Road San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the

If you go What: ARTS 10th Anniversary Gala Why: Celebrating 10 years of healing, inspiring and empowering youth through the arts When: 6:30 p.m. to midnight, May 14, Where: NTC Promenade, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Point Loma Highlights: COCKTAILS Silent auction: three-couese dionner by local celebrity chefs, ENTERTAINMENT AF T E R P A R T Y R O C KS U NTIL M I DNIGHT!– Tickets: $350 VIP; $200 preferred. Contact: Kathryn Stephens at kstephens@areasontonity outreach projects, apprenticeships and scholarships, and a transportation system called, appropriately, Van Go. ARTS offers not just A Reason To Survive, but A Reason To Succeed. One of its recent success stories is 19-year-old Kane Rors, who first found her way to ARTS a year and a half ago. A difficult home life and a struggle with addiction had kept her from fully exploring her talent for drawing, but the ARTS Empowerment Program helped her realize her potential. She soon became the “mama intern,” a mentor to

other students and interns, and was just awarded a scholarship to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where she plans to produce her own graphic novel. The new development director of ARTS is La Jolla’s Kathryn Stephens, who has been active in Las Patronas for the past decade and was chair of its ARTRAGEOUS Jewel Ball in 2007. A former Eileen Ford model, Stephens taught art for several years at Bird Rock Elementary and more recently designed murals for the fifth graders’ annual mosaic projects. When she first came to

following: Mark Gallo 13497 Tiverton Road San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: 03/23/2011. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 01, 2011 Mark Gallo CV241 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 2011

Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 1497 Vista, CA 92085, is hereby registered by the following: Rosa Toledo Wray 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054 Stephen Ramsey Wray 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054 This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 22, 2011 Stephen Wray DM484 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00088793-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner David Lok Wai Ng filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: David Lok Wai Ng to David Lok Wai Wu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. MAY 18, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 8 at the address: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county. Carmel Valley News. Date: APR. 01, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV240 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-008511 The name of the business: Toledo Registration & Tax Service located at: 324 1/2 Grant St. Oceanside, CA 92054, San Diego County

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009315 The name of the business: CKGETFIT located at: 12603 Crest Knolls Ct. San Diego, CA 92130 , is hereby registered by the following: Catherine Kohler 12603 Crest Knolls Ct. San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 3/20/11. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 29, 2011 Catherine Kohler CV238 Apr. 21, 28 May 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-010123 The name of the business: located at: 7099 Rose Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011 SD County, is hereby registered by the following: Ryan Fox 7099 Rose Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 06, 2011 Ryan Fox DM483 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 2011

ARTS, it was love at first sight. “The minute I walked in, I felt instantly welcomed, and so energized by the creativity all around me,” she said. “They happened to be looking for a new Director of Development, and the job description exactly matched what I’d been doing for so long — fundraising and art.” Since November, Stephens has been organizing ARTS’ 10th anniversary gala, which will feature four stars from the original cast of “Jersey Boys,” including Honorary Chair Christian Hoff. The show, which premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in 2004, went on to Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006. After the gala, Stephens plans to start teaching ARTS classes in painting and mosaics. “It’s such a happy place, with a great staff,” she said. “I look forward to going to work, and I truly enjoy knowing we’re making a difference. I wake up happy, I’m happy there, and I always leave happy. And I still feel that the best is yet to come.”

ARTS ‘mama intern’ Kane Rors is assisted by ARTS Creative Director Rob Tobin. PHOTO: LONNIE HEWITT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-008756 The name of the business: BK Communications located at:4238 Calle Isabelino San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Brenna Mullen 40 Fringe Tree Irvine, CA 92606. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MAR. 24, 2011 Brenna Mullen CV239 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00088195-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Vanessa Hunter Csordas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Vanessa Hunter Csordas to Vanessa Hunter CsordasJenkins. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. MAY 05, 2011 at 8:30 AM in DEPT. 8 at the address: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county. Carmel Valley News. Date: FEB. 15, 2011. Kevin A. Enright, Judge of the Superior Court CV221 Feb. 24 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-009630 The name of the business: MASH Associates in Personnel Development located at: 10945 Breckenridge Dr. San Diego, CA 92131 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Chin-Chun Chen 13301 Kibbings Rd. San Diego CA Holmes Chuang 10945 Breckenridge Dr. San Diego, CA 92131. This business is conducted by: Individual. The transaction of business began on: n/a. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 01, 2011 Holmes Chuang P1608 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-012745 The name of the business: Pacific Petcare located at: 12720 Carmel Country Rd. #100 San Diego, CA 92130 San Diego County, is hereby registered by the following: Veterinary Solutions, Inc. 12720 Carmel Country Rd. #100 San Diego, CA 9213 California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The transaction of business began on: 4/2/1992. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on APR. 29, 2011 John Boyd, CEO P1823 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011

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To Your Health: New options for contraception BY WENDY BUCHI, MD, SCRIPPS HEALTH From birth control pills that virtually eliminate monthly menstrual periods to surgical sterilization procedures that require no incisions, women today have more options for contraception methods than ever. Since their introduction in the 1960s, oral contraceptives or birth control pills have been a popular and highly reliable contraceptive choice for many women. Over the years, the amount of estrogen and progesterone hormones in these pills have been adjusted to minimize side effects such as cramping, bloating and weight gain; some pills also help control acne and heavy bleeding. More recently, extended-cycle birth control pills have become available that reduce or even eliminate monthly menstrual cycles. Whereas conventional pills are taken for 21 days and then stopped for seven days to allow a menstrual period, most extended-cycle pills are taken continuously for three months. At the end of each three-month cycle, the pills are stopped for a week to allow a menstrual period. The newest extended-cycle pill is designed to be taken continuously for 365 days, effectively preventing menstruation for a full year. While extended-cycle pills help prevent hormonal fluctuations that cause menstrual periods and associated symptoms such as cramping and bloating, they do increase the risk of “breakthrough” bleeding, or bleeding between periods. Extended-cycle pills are as effective as conventional pills in preventing pregnancy, and as with any oral contraceptive, women may become pregnant once they stop taking them or if they miss a pill. Another increasingly popular option is the intrauterine device (IUD). In the 1970s, the IUD earned a bad reputation due to the Dalkon Shield, a widely used IUD designed that caused numerous severe pelvic infections and was removed


from the market. The Dalkon Shield had a multifilament string that likely made it easy for bacteria to travel up its length and enter the uterus. However, today’s IUDs have eliminated that design flaw and are much safer. One style contains copper and is completely hormone-free; it is inserted during a physician visit and is effective for up to 10 years. Another style releases a small, timed-release amount of progesterone into the uterus. In addition to providing contraception, it may also help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It is ef-

fective for up to five years and can be removed and replaced with a new one at the same visit. The IUD is safe to use while breastfeeding and provides convenient long-term contraception with a 99 percent effectiveness rate. If a woman decides she does want to have a child, the IUD can be removed at any time and fertility returns immediately. For women who are sure they do not want to become pregnant, surgical sterilization procedures are now much less invasive than they used to be. Sterilization blocks the Fallopian tubes and prevents a woman’s eggs from being fertilized. For many years, this procedure has been performed laparoscopically through a few small incisions in a woman’s abdomen; a video camera and surgical tools are inserted through the incision and the tubes are permanently sealed. Performed in a hospital or outpatient clinic under general anesthesia, laparoscopic sterilization takes about 30 minutes and results in minimal pain and scarring. However, newer procedures require no incisions at all and are done through the woman’s vagina. The cervix is dilated and a tiny camera is inserted into the uterus to obtain an image of the openings to both Fallopian tubes. A metal coil or micro-insert is inserted into each tube, and over the next several months, scar tissue forms around the object and blocks the tube, resulting in permanent sterilization. The patient continues to use another method of contraception for three months, at which time an X-ray is taken to confirm that the tubes are completely blocked. If not, the patient continues with another method of contraception until an X-ray confirms the blockage is complete. This procedure is performed in a physician’s office or outpatient center under local anesthesia and takes less than 10 minutes; the patient remains awake and can watch the procedure on a video screen. As with any surgery, there are risks of infection or bleeding, but these are very minimal. Wendy Buchi, MD, is an OB/GYN with Scripps Health. Join Dr. Buchi at the Women’s Expo: Advances in Women’s Health on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Schaetzel Center on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. This interactive event will feature educational materials and services, as well as a chance to speak with women’s health experts The event is free; to register, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

Coldwell Banker CV helps Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Carmel Valley office recently announced its involvement with Soles4Souls – a shoe drive sponsored by Sports Chalet to help the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. As Council members of NSDCAR in District 1, Kent Dial, Christina Dworksy, and Lisa Orlansky, sales associates in the Carmel Valley office, learned of this humanitarian effort and believed it was a great way to help the victims. Sole4Shoes collected and brought over 1.3 million shoes to help those in Haiti and these agents recognized a similar need for those in Japan. “We are so excited to participate in this stellar event,” comments Tasha Manzano, branch manager. “We collected hundreds of pairs of shoes which are currently en route to Japan. We are certain each and every pair will make a difference in the lives of the individuals who are still recovering from the tsunami, ongoing earthquakes, and aftermath of this catastrophic disaster. I am so proud to be working with not only an incredibly successful group of real estate professionals, but a group that serves and acts on behalf of



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Satisfying lettuces BY FRANK LA ROSA With the skyrocketing prices of lettuce in the groceries, it’s satisfying both in the economical and gar- Frank La Rosa dening sense to grow our own. The word ‘lettuce’ derives from the word for milk. Lettuces have a milky juice, thus the Latin name Lactuta sativa—satisfying milk. The Egyptians offered it to their gods, the Greeks believed it to induce sleep,

and the Romans revered it as an addition to any good meal. Christopher Columbus introduced it to the New World. Lettuces are extremely easy to grow during our cool months of April and May. They grow best at temperatures of 60-70F. As the temperature rises, lettuce bolts into inedible plants. One of the easiest lettuces to grow is the lettuce mixture called mesclun which comes in mixtures from mild to spicy. Spicy contains mizuna, pac choy, tatsoi, red Russian kale, salad bowl, and rouge d’hiver. Simply sprinkle the seeds on good earth in a large pot or flat. The germination is quick and exciting. Pick out the young plants as they

The Coldwell Banker Carmel Valley team those less fortunate.” “Tasha and her team are a shining example of professionals who work as a team, bringing together all their resources and creating an actionable plan for a cause as noble as Soles4Souls. I could not be more proud of our Carmel Valley office and their support for not only their local community but our global community as well,” adds Rick Hoffman, president, and COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage San Diego County and Temecula Valley. grow for your salads. Romaine is a lovely lettuce that can be started in flats or seeded directly in rows in garden beds. Prepare the earth by spading it deeply, loosen the clods and rake the earth smooth and plant the seeds. Thin out the seedlings as they grow, putting them in salads, using the larger plants in sandwiches and more varied salads. Romaine is one of the most nutritious of all lettuces, iceberg being the least nutritious even though it is so popular because the bitter taste (or any taste) has been bred out. The bib lettuces grow very well in the spring. They also can be seeded in flats and the plantlets plucked out as they reach 2-3 inches. Keep bibs evenly watered as they grow and always pick off snails and slugs every day. I do not recommend snail bait because it can find its way into our salad bowls with toxic results. Snail poison is tragically sad for dogs and cats as many of us may know. Because of the latter problem, I do not use it at all in my garden, preferring to decimate the nasty critters by hand! These are also the best months for seeding and raising up arugula (Eurca sativa) which the French call roquette, and the English call rocket. Arugula bolts extremely fast, so plant it now and keep it wet. I grow my arugula in wooden flats that I’ve made or in shallow, large terra cotta pots. You can either pluck out the entire seedling, or, clip off the aromatic leaves with scissors. Arugula has an earthy, bitter flavor that keeps a salad from being boring. It can also be eaten as a side dish as it is in the Mediterranean. Lettuces are so easy to grow, and growing them gives one the sense of independence from the supermarkets and their high prices. When we grow lettuce, we know that it is toxin free, and bringing it in fresh from the garden is a joy.


May 5, 2011

John Lefferdink and Associates named Legend Award winner John Lefferdink and Associates with Prudential California Realty in Rancho Santa Fe has been recognized as a Legend Award winner and Chairman Circle Diamond Club recipient for their perseverance, expertise and consistency in the San Diego real estate market. John Lefferdink & Associates were also ranked as one of the Top 20 producers in Production as well as number of Transactions for 2010. They are also in the Top 1% of more than 1,600 San Diego Prudential Agents and in the Top 50 for the State of California. John Lefferdink, along with Angela Meakins-Bergman and Lisa Kelly, were also recently awarded through San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction” award for 2011. Researchers contracted by San Diego Magazine surveyed more than 30,000 recent home buyers to identify exceptional real estate agents in San Diego County. Lisa Kelly is a graduate of the USD School of Business and is very involved in the alumni program. She is a member of NAWBO as well as other local organizations. She has three young, energetic boys who attend the Roger Rowe Elementary school in Rancho Santa Fe. She enjoys volunteering at the school whenever possible, as well as coaching in some of their many sport activities. Lisa moved here from Saratoga California five years ago where she worked as Vice President of Sales for Kelly Gordon Development Corporation as well as

pursed her own development projects. Angela Meakins-Bergman has been a key component to the success of John Lefferdink & Associates over the past years. John and Angela have been tremenJohn Lefferdink dously successful in golf course community sales in both Meadows Del Mar and The Crosby Estates, bringing some of the top sale prices to these areas. Angela is a wife and mother of a 4-year-old girl who currently attends preschool in Carmel Valley. Most impressively, she is a triathlete who successfully completed the Ironman. She is a member of the Del Mar Rotary Club and enjoys giving back to the community. Lisa and Angela’s goal is to demonstrate to their children that you can be an amazing wife, mother and have a successful and meaningful career. Their motto in life is that with determination and commitment you can achieve any goal. Lisa and Angela are extremely professional and understand the fundamentals of the real estate market. What sets them apart is their passion for real estate and their caring and commitment for each individual client and their specific needs. Visit: or call 619813-8222.

April 19-22

HOMES SOLD IN CARMEL VALLEY ADDRESS 4210 Federman Lane 4460 Mistral Place 11338 Longshore Court 10821 Calle Mar De Mariposa 14006 Crest Way 4005 Carmel View Road #59 12366 Carmel Country Road #201 12472 Cavallo St. 12507-B El Camino Real 4461 Shorepointe Way 11172 Corte Pleno Verano 12814 Seabreeze Farms Drive 10725 Stallions Lane 6205 Verda Lane

BD 2.5 2.5 3 2.5 3.5 1 2 3 2.5 3.5 5.5 3 3 2.5

BA 4 4 4 3 3 1 2 3 2 4 5 3 4 3

SALES PRICE $688,000 $545,500 $935,000 $694,000 $2,250,000 $210,000 $321,000 $634,500 $405,000 $1,050,000 $1,075,000 $905,000 $1,010,000 $450,000



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

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

$679,000 3BR/2.5BA

11391 Carmel Creek Rd Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$749,000 4BR/3BA

13040 Brixton Place Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

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

$769,000 4BR/3BA

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

$919,000 4BR/2.5BA

13202 Courtland Terrace Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

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

$1,079,000 5BR/3BA

10982 Cloverhurst Wy, Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$1,089,000 4BR/3.5BA

5087 Seachase Wy Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858.395.7525

$1,199,500 5BR/4.5BA

4490 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

$1,329, 000 4BR/4.5BA

4358 Philbrook Sq Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker

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

$1,468,000-$1,589,000 5117 Greenwillow Lane 5BR/5BA Suzanna Gavranian, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-342-7200

$1,795,000 6BR/6.5BA

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

13250 Lansdale Ct Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

DEL MAR $995,000 3BR/2.5BA

14957 Tercer Verde Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

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

$6,250,000 4BR/5.5BA

1255 Luneta Drive Kent Dial, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-336-2828

DEL SUR $549,000 3BR/2.5BA

8347 Katherine Claire Lane K. Ann Brizolis, Prudential California Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-756-6355

$715,000 4BR/3BA

15508 Paseo Del Sur Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

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

RANCHO SANTA FE $1,449,000 4BR/2.5BA

14274 Via Baroda Julie Split-Keyes, Prudential California Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-735-6754

HOMES SOLD IN DEL MAR ADDRESS 15030 Rancho Real 1552 Camino Del Mar #502 2483 Mango Way

BD 3 2 3

BA 4 1 4

SALES PRICE $1,060,000 $1,100,000 $1,094,000

HOMES SOLD IN SOLANA BEACH ADDRESS 591 S. Sierra Ave. #52 264 Pacific Ave.

BD 2.5 2.5

BA 3 3


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