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Volume XVI, Issue 19

May 10, 2012 Published Weekly

Crowd gathers to voice opinions on One Paseo Subcommittee response to EIR to go to Carmel Valley planning board for approval May 24

■ Doctor looks at DNA doping in newly published sports thriller. Page 4

■ Brownie Troop donates funds to help loved ones battling disease. Page 10

BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s regional issues subcommittee tackled the One Paseo draft Environmental Impact Report at its May 2 meeting. About 60 people crowded the meeting room of the Carmel Valley Library, a mix of opponents and pro-

ponents for One Paseo — proponents were wearing green “Support Main Street” pins. Subcommitee co-chair Anne Harvey said the purpose of the regional issues meeting was to discuss if the EIR accurately describes the impact on the community, good or bad. It was not a fo-


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rum for project advocacy or opposition. The subcommittee’s response to the EIR will go before the planning board for approval on May 24 at 7 p.m. They are considering a larger venue than the Carmel Valley Library and should

Writers for the Carmel Valley News, Del Mar Times and Solana Beach Sun recently earned more journalism awards at the state-wide California Newspaper Publishers Association contest. Education columnist Marsha Sutton won second place for this newspaper in the “Best Columns” category and Ar-

thur Lightbourn won a second place award in the “Best Writing” category. This newspaper and its writers have won numerous local, state and national journalism awards over the years, including three first place national “General Excellence” awards.

This rendering from the EIR shows One Paseo looking north on El Camino Real.

Board approves smoking ban at SD County Fair, starts in 2013 BY JOE TASH Smoking has been officially snuffed out at the San Diego County Fair, beginning in 2013. Members of the governing board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the state-owned Del Mar fairgrounds, voted unanimously in favor of the smoking ban at their meeting on Tuesday, May 8. “I was thrilled, I think it’s a wonderful step for them,” said Kathy Lippitt of Rancho Santa Fe, who was one of 11 speakers who urged the board to enact a smoking ban at the fairgrounds. “They’re a credit to public health policy.” The board’s vote means that as of next year, smoking will be

banned anywhere on the fairgrounds during the run of the San Diego County Fair, which generally starts in early June and ends around the 4th of July. The ban would not be in place during other events at the fairgrounds, such as the annual horse racing meet. Fair board members said banning smoking during the fair is a priority because the event attracts so many families with children. At this year’s fair, which begins June 8, smoking will be permitted only at one of four designated areas around the fairgrounds, down from five smoking areas during the 2011 fair.


Del Mar proposes new regulations for taxicabs BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Random checks, driver appearance guidelines and incentives for environmentally- friendly vehicles are a few highlights of a proposed ordinance introduced May 7 by the Del Mar City Council to establish more stringent regulations for local taxicabs. The ordinance will see a second reading on May 21 and, if adopted, will be become effective on June 20. The new ordinance follows direction from the council on April 2 to “enhance regulations to provide a better caliber of taxicab service,” according to a city staff

report. That direction was the outcome of an original proposal to limit the number of cabs to address parking and traffic issues. But considering the fluctuating need for cabs from season to season, the council determined it would not be in the city’s best interest to dictate how many taxis are in operation. The city also looked into a franchise system, however, staff discovered taxicab franchises would not be allowed under Del Mar’s city charter. The proposed regulations address both












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Del Mar approves shuttle for 2012 fair BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

The Del Mar City Council on May 7 approved a pilot shuttle service that will transport riders between downtown Del Mar and the Del Mar Fairgrounds during the 2012 fair. Operated and funded by the 22nd District Agricultural Association, the shuttle is meant to provide linkage from the fair to Del Mar businesses, as well as transport local residents to the fair. The $150,000 transportation plan is part of a larger effort to mitigate the effects of the fair and fair traffic on the surrounding area. A route has been established, said City Manager Scott Huth, adding that there will

be two shuttles for Del Mar and Solana Beach, but the shuttle in question serves only Del Mar. The frequency and size of the shuttle have not been determined, but will be finalized when a vendor is selected by the Ag. Board. The shuttle will stop southbound on Camino Del Mar just north of 15th Street, northbound on Coast Boulevard near the Powerhouse, and northbound on Camino Del Mar at Via de la Valle. The Ag. board has said it will provide more details at an upcoming press conference. The pilot program is subject to change after an evaluation of its use and effectiveness.

Granting of valet program gives way to Indigo Hotel restaurant, bar BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

The Del Mar City Council on May 7 granted a conditional use permit to Pacifica Host Hotels to implement a valet parking program at the newly rebranded Hotel Indigo, formerly the Stratford Inn. The decision upholds the Planning Commission’s February approval, which allowed the hotel enough parking under city code to be able to open its restaurant and bar to the general public. The hotel was in limbo prior to this permit, which can be revoked at any time. Resident Ralph Peck appealed the decision in March, stating that valet parking is not a viable means to satisfy off-street parking. Councilman Marc Filanc said this issue

was raised two years ago in regard to the Del Mar Plaza, and a valet parking program was approved at that time to satisfy parking requirements. By adding valet parking, explained city planning manager Adam Birnbaum, an establishment can use “stacked” or “tandem” parking to fit many more vehicles into a paved spaced than with self-parking. “The parking area proposed for use for this valet parking program is an underground parking garage,” said Birnbaum. “It’s not like there will be a whole new sea of asphalt created that might have an impact from the visual standpoint of the community.” Hotel Indigo is located at 710 Camino Del Mar.

Rocco’s Hair Design to close at DM Highlands Town Center Longtime Del Mar Highlands tenant Rocco’s Hair Design will close at the end of this month when its lease is up, according to Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president and general manager of the center. Rocco’s last day will be May 31. The salon will continue to operate locations in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Horton Plaza. Photo/Karen Billing

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After two-year campaign, CV resident approaching final days of heated supervisor race • Danon says his #1 priority is creating jobs Editor’s note: This is the first article in a weekly series profiling the candidates in the District 3 County Supervisor race. The candidates for the District 3 seat include Steve Danon, Carl Hilliard, Dave Roberts, Stephen Pate and Bryan Ziegler.

they’ve stayed essentially mud-free. The increasing heat may be helpful to Danon, however, because it’s bringing attention to the race and the supervisor position itself — which he hopes, if elected, to significantly change. After all, it may be difficult to run a campaign based on reform when voters are unsure what exactly is being reformed, Danon said. “My biggest challenge in this race has been that people don’t know what the supervisor does,” said Danon, adding that much of his campaigning has involved education about the Board of Supervisors, which operates a nearly $5 billion budget and controls funding for services from law enforcement to social welfare to healthcare. “I tell people that they handle everything from cradle to grave, from birth certificate to death certificate,” said Danon. “If you’ve been effected by having to go through a maze of bureaucracy for your local business, that’s the county. If you’re someone whose child has been taken away for abuse, that’s the county. If it’s the jails being told by the state they have to take more inmates, that could impact you. That’s a public safety issue.” Danon’s reform initiative comes on the heels of current District 3 supervisor Pam Slater-Price coming under fire last year for awarding millions in public funds to the San Diego Opera and the Old Globe Theatre, while failing to report tickets received from those arts entities. Danon has proposed the establishment of an ethics commission and independent citizen review panel that will oversee use of the $5 million Neighborhood Reinvestment Program — which gives each of the five supervisors free reign over $1 million. The program has been criticized as being a slush fund, and Danon has suggested eliminating it altogether and establishing a stringent, merit-based allocation system that would be decided on by the board as a whole. He also wants to reinstate the whistleblower commission and implement a permanent ban on gifts from individuals and organizations that receive county funds. Danon also wants to cut the supervisorial office budget by 20 percent, eliminate taxpayer pensions for supervisors and abolish the $12,000-per-year car allowance that’s added into their $143,000 yearly salary.


Steve Danon began his campaign for District 3 County Supervisor in 2009 — more than two years before his opponents — but he said the seed was planted even earlier than that. It was the encouragement of community leaders and his political peers, he said, that made him start “testing the waters” — gauging whether he’d be able to get enough support to oust a 20-year incumbent — and the water was, well, comfortably warm. The Carmel Valley resiSteve Danon dent said he wouldn’t still be in the race today had he not steadily picked up the momentum and support he needed. “I thought, ‘Would it be too eager to start early?’” said Danon, who is chief of staff for Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray. “But given the size of the district and the time and fundraising it would take to wage a competitive campaign, I had no choice.” As residents of District 3, which encompasses Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach, receive ballots in the mail this week, the race between Danon, Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard and Solana Beach Deputy Mayor Dave Roberts continues to heat up. And while Danon has been dubbed the top dog by many, he’s also been the recipient of most of the dirt in what’s become somewhat of a mud-slinging fest. Roberts has accused Danon of having ties to jailed and corrupt former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, and Hilliard has accused Danon of campaigning “on the federal clock” while working as chief of staff for Bilbray and going on “travel junkets” to China and Saudi Arabia. Stephen Pate and Solana Beach native Bryan Zeigler are also in the running — and

Calling for sweeping change on a board that hasn’t seen a new face for more than 16 years, however, may present its challenges. “I’m running on a reform agenda,” said Danon when asked how he’ll get along with the board if elected. “Does that make [the board] uncomfortable that I know where the funds are and how the budget process works? Yes it does.” Danon has earned a long list of endorsements along his campaign trail, many that were handed down early on when Slater-Price was still in the running. For example, local icon Father Joe Carroll and the Deputy Sheriff’s Association jumped on board with Danon in 2009, prompting many key organizations to follow suit. It has been speculated that it was Danon’s momentous, early-bird campaign that persuaded Slater-Price to not seek reelection, despite her explanation that it was simply time to retire after 20 years. In the countdown to the June 5 election, Danon continues with his neighborhood listening and speaking tour that’s been ongoing since last year. Through that tour, he said he has been able to listen to concerns of people in all areas of District 3 and develop his own priorities. The most glaring issue that needs fixing, he said, is that one in 10 San Diegans are out of work. “My No. 1 priority is creating jobs,” he said, adding that he will work closely with local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, trade associations and business leaders to make that possible. He also wants to put a focus on the over-50 demographic, especially those who want to return to the work force after being laid off. Another recurring problem, he said, is the red tape business owners must go through to be able to operate. If elected, he said he will streamline the Department of Planning and Land Use to expedite permits for businesses to expand their operations or to build new facilities. “It should not take five to 10 years to go through a bureaucratic process,” he said. “The county shouldn’t be a burden on businesses.” For more information, visit Editor’s Note: If none of the District 3 candidates receives more than 50 percent of the vote in June, there will be a runoff for the supervisor’s seat in November.

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Doctor publishes sports thriller involving use of DNA doping BY KATHY DAY Former Del Mar Mayor Harvey Shapiro has found a new way to feed his workaholic personality – writing a book. The 71-year-old, who served as a council member from 1980-84 and mayor for one of those years, recently published “Morphed.” He calls it a “sports thriller,” revolving around the use of DNA doping in sport and the use of human performance enhancement technologies in daily living. He uses his own experiences – as a physician, a cyclist, a former medical correspondent for NBCSanDiego and a volunteer doping control officer for the 2002 Winter Olympics – to craft the fictional account that asks “How far are athletes or individuals willing to go to win, even to the point of altering their own DNA?” Eric Heiden, the Olympic gold medalist who is now an orthopedic surgeon, writes in the liner notes that “DNA manipulation — a likely next step in performance enhancement — amps up the health issues for all of us. It pits parents against their kids who emu-

‘Morphed’ ■ By Harvey Shapiro, M.D. ■ Available in paperback or e-book at, and for Nook, iPad, Sony Reader and Kobo. ■ Book signing scheduled for July 15 at Warwick’s in La Jolla late their idol athletes and tempts us with prospects of its fountain of youth effects. Shapiro opens the doors on the locker room’s inner sanctum where sports intermingle with big business and science.” Shapiro’s book goes to

places that sound familiar from recent sports news – athletes using steroids, an anti-doping doctor, the Tour de France and a “muscle-altering DNA substance that will not only pass through the anti-doping system but can also reduce the effects of aging.” One of his characters – and there are many “real characters,” he says – is an aging cyclist who is breaking Lance Armstrong’s records. Shapiro, who timed the release of his self-published work to coincide with the Summer Olympics in London, says he came up with the concept for the story after volunteering as a doping control officer at the Olympics. He lives half of the year – summers and winters – in Park City, Utah, which is where he was when a nurse encouraged him to join the anti-doping effort. “I spent two years training (for the volunteer assignment), sneaking up on people and saying ‘Aha,’ it’s time for your test,” he said. As a physician, he ran a testing station where athletes had to report at the end of their events.

Harvey Shapiro “I started thinking, if somebody wanted to cheat, how would they do it,” he added. “They could try to corrupt me, but that wouldn’t work.” As the ideas ran through his head, he started researching substance abuse in elite sports. In 2004, Shapiro was the California Society of An-

esthesiologists’ Forrest M. Leffingwell Memorial lecturer and delivered a talk on just that subject. In introducing him, the editor of the association’s bulletin called him “one of the most prominent patriarchs of neuroanesthesia.” He also noted that he had “ventured well outside its boundaries to lend his cre-

ative intellect to more distant and, often, surprisingly adventuresome areas.” In that lecture, Shaprio said, “I don’t believe that most sport fans are upset enough (about doping) to respond by turning off their TV sets or staying away from the professional stadiums

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Election 2012: Meet 52nd Congressional candidate and Del Mar resident John Stahl BY JOE TASH In his quest to win the 52nd Congressional District seat, retired Del Mar business executive John Stahl faces a number of obstacles: a crowded field of 10 candidates, the reluctance of local media to cover political newcomers, and a John Stahl county Republican establishment that is endorsing GOP incumbents, including U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-San Diego. Bilbray, Stahl and eight other candidates are running for a seat in the newly redrawn district, which includes parts of the city of San Diego, such as Carmel Valley, La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo, along with the cities of Coronado and Poway. Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, the boundaries of legislative districts are redrawn to balance district populations. While Stahl’s campaign does face challenges, he’s also got some things going for him, such as a staff of volunteers who have helped him gather signatures and walk precincts, and an ample campaign war chest. Stahl loaned his campaign $600,000, which puts him second behind Bilbray in fundraising. Stahl, 65, a Republican who spent 32 years in the semiconductor business and also served as a Navy pilot, estimated he will need 20,000 votes to be one of the top two finishers in the June primary and advance to the November runoff election. “I think that’s very doable,” he said. “But if I get blocked out of all the TV debates, that’s going to be a tough thing.” Stahl referred to what he said was a decision by KPBS television to exclude him from a televised debate in March because he didn’t score high enough on a poll taken earlier in the year. Among the candidates for the 52nd District seat are Port Commissioner and former San Diego councilman Scott Peters, and former state legislator Lori Saldana, both Democrats. Rounding out the field are developer Gene Hamilton Carswell; business owner Shirley Decourt-Park; retired Navy Capt. Jack Doyle; physician Wayne Iverson; physician Ehab T. Shehata; and business consultant John L. Subka. Federal Election Commission filings show Bilbray had raised just over $1 million, during the current election cycle, followed by Stahl, $621,000; Peters, $459,000; Saldana, $214,000; and Iverson, $104,000. Candidates who raise or spend less than

$5,000 are not required to file with the FEC. Stahl described himself as a fiscal conservative with two key goals if elected: to balance the federal budget within three to five years, and to get the country weaned off foreign oil by 2020. One of the major problems with the current Congress, he said, is the political parties have carved out safe seats for members across the country, meaning incumbents don’t have to compete with challengers. The 52nd District race, with a closer balance of Democrats, Republicans and voters who decline to state their political preference, is the most competitive in San Diego County, he said. If elected, he said, he would hold monthly town hall meetings to hear from his constituents on major issues, and would use the input in deciding how to vote. Rather than representing the voters in their districts, he said, members of Congress are “bought and paid for” by corporate contributions funneled through political action committees. He suggested Congress should cut its own pay by 15 percent and dramatically trim back supporting staff. The government should spend no more money than it takes in, and do away with practices such as automatically increasing the budgets of federal departments, and forcing federal agencies to spend all of the money in their current budget or risk a budget cut the following year. He also said the government has hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of wasteful, duplicative and inefficient programs which should be eliminated. Simplification of the tax code would be another priority if he is elected, Stahl said, by closing loopholes and making the tax system fairer. “You have an obligation to pay some tax as a citizen. Somebody has to pay for legitimate services,” he said. Among the government’s essential services, he said, should be national defense, improvements to infrastructure and “reasonable regulations.” To get his message across, Stahl has put up a dozen billboards around the district, and paid for air time for a radio program, “Solutions for America,” which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. every weeknight on KCBQ Radio, 1170 AM. He also plans to put out yard signs, and use social media such as Twitter and Facebook. “Name recognition alone shouldn’t be the deciding factor,” he said. “I think we’ve got a fighting chance.” For more information, visit

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PASEO continued from page 1 there be a venue-change it will be posted outside the library and in this newspaper (as well as this newspaper’s web site: www.delmartimes. net). Comments to the EIR are due by May 29. “It’s good to hear everybody’s perspectives and what they would like to see in the board’s comments to the city,” board member Chris Moore said. The One Paseo development is planned for the lot on El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights at 1,857,440 square feet of development. There will be 270,000 square feet of commercial retail, 557,440 of commercial office, a 100,000-square-foot hotel and 608 multi-family residential units. There will be a total of 4,809 parking spaces throughout in underground parking, one aboveground parking structure and small surface lots. The regional issues group is taxed with gathering input on EIR subjects, such as community character, transportation/traffic, land

use consistency, public facilities/services and the proposed project alternatives. Community character and traffic are the two areas the EIR determined to have significant, unmitigatable impacts. The way the community plan was written is that there are zones for different uses. As Harvey said, some people don’t like the old concept and think the uses should be mixed, others like set zoning and knowing what kind of uses they can expect. This particular property is zoned for office and entitled for 510,000 square feet of corporate offices. When co-chair Jan Fuchs asked the audience if anyone had any comments on community character, one woman piped up with: “I would like to get one.” Some view One Paseo as spoiling community character with gridlocked traffic and too much density and tall buildings—it was pointed out that the proposed 10-story building right on El Camino Real is nothing like neighboring structures in the area, the tallest being eight stories, set back from the road and up against the

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and arenas. Until they do so, fans are simply fanning the fire and doping is here to stay.” That thought underlies the storyline of “Morphed.” “Almost every time, the technology developed to help patients makes it onto the field as quickly as it gets into the doctor’s office,” he said in a recent interview at his Del Mar condo with a spectacular view south to Torrey Pines State Beach and beyond. “Along comes the opportunity to win and not get caught … some do it without regard to their personal health.” As a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, Shapiro had studied the effects of anesthesia on brain metabolism and blood flow. While a resident, he was the first to utilize a medically-induced coma to control intracranial pressure during neurosurgery. Because he had done a neurosurgery residence at the University of Washington and worked as a fellow for two years at the National Institutes of Health Division of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, he had an understanding of both fields that

This rendering from the EIR shows One Paseo looking west on Del Mar Heights Road. the components we like at one-third of the scale that still achieves every significant benefit to the community,” said resident Ross Southerland. “We need an alternative that gives us everything we want but at a scale more in keeping with the community character that we all bought into in the first place.” Other community issues with the EIR arose pertaining to traffic and public facilities, such as schools and parks. As for traffic, Kilroy’s Bob Little pointed out that the EIR only found five unmitigatable traffic impacts in the 2030 “peak hour, worst

case scenario”: Del Mar Heights to I-5, Del Mar Heights and High Bluff, El Camino Real to SR-56 eastbound, and Carmel Creek and Del Mar Trails Road. Bob Fuchs questioned the methodology used in the study, saying footnotes indicate the analysis is uncertain. “That uncertainty makes Carmel Valley uncomfortable,” Fuchs said. To help ease traffic impacts, Kilroy has proposed new turn lanes, traffic signals, traffic signal synchronization, a future transit stop and making the project walkable with pedestrianfriendly connections and new bike routes.

gave him a different perspective on what was occurring in the injured brain. “With CT scans, we had the ability to measure pressure inside the head that we didn’t have four or five years before,” he said, adding that the new technology facilitates the ability to change the way neurosurgery is done. In 1976, he joined the faculty at UCSD, focusing his lab and clinical work on acute brain injury. He became anesthesiology department chair in 1986 and dean of clinical affairs before retiring in 1996. In 1997, his first book,“Managed Care Beware: 5 Steps You Need to Know to Survive HMO’s and Get the Care You Need,” was published by Dove Books. Retirement hasn’t let him slow down. He skis as often as he can, still cycles regularly, traveling frequently on bike trips to faraway places – including ahead of the Tour de France where he actually witnessed what he believes was a team car providing a doping substance to a rider. Growing up in Philadelphia, he said, his “bicycle took me everywhere.” While he no longer rides competitively, the 71-year-old, who also partic-

ipated in triathlons, learned from experience about the effects of high-altitude training. While in Park City, his red blood cell count rises, akin to what happens with blood doping. It takes about three weeks, he said, for the level to drop, which coincides with him moving back in the pack of riders he trains with. It’s the same as blooddoping or using EPO (erythropoietin which controls red blood cell production), he said, adding, “But I’m legal because I live there.” He says he knows too many stories about athletes who are “dumb, destitute and desperate” who have resorted to steroid use and ended up on the wrong side of their drug tests. He’s also aware of the impacts on non-athletes and teens who want to be bigger and stronger. “Adults can make decisions … It’s my last Olympics so if I take steroids for four years, it won’t affect my life,” he said, but kids’ shouldn’t be making those calls. He says he’s hopeful his book might help educate the non-sports book reader who picks up his book. While it is fiction, it’s based on his observations and re-

Resident Ginny Barnes also brought up concerns with the EIR’s findings on parks. “It’s a disconnect for the city to say we have enough parks in Carmel Valley,” Barnes said. “Swimming lessons at the Rec. Center are fully sold out and when we added more, those sold out within 24 hours… The city is giving the applicant information and numbers that we do not support. At a minimum we are 15 acres short of parkland in Carmel Valley.” As mitigation, Kilroy will pay a fee into the Facilities Benefit Assessment fund but Barnes said there is no available land to use funds on. School impacts were also cited as a missing issue in the EIR, with one full middle school at Carmel Valley Middle, and high schools Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest filling to capacity. “Paying a fee should not negate the need for analysis on the impact on the schools,” Farinsky said.

search. It uses sports to talk about our society, which Shapiro said “demands that these guys dope. No one would watch if there were no records broken and nobody wants to lose.” He’s talked to people who have read his book, which took five years to write, and given it good reviews, he said, but he gets a little frustrated about the process of getting it published. He did it on his own, with the help of friends and family and a few technical advisors like Theodore Friedmann of UCSD, an authority on gene therapy who in 2011 was named chair of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the challenges, he said, was getting a positive Kirkus review. While authors pay for the reviews, they aren’t always necessarily positive, he noted. “They’re tough. You can either use it or not.” He rolled the dice and Kirkus reviews called his book “a thrilling, nuanced drama that packs an informational and emotional punch.”


Local moms/kids finalists in ‘Best Moms’ contest This coming Mother’s Day weekend, 50 “stand out” moms will receive acknowledgement at an awards ceremony and luncheon. For the 11th straight year, Time Warner Cable asked students in grades 4 through 12 to write essays telling why their mom is one of the best. In addition to essay submissions, Time Warner Cable’s Best Moms Contest welcomed video entries in an effort to inspire the development of students’ science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. Nearly 2,000 essays and videos were submitted by students throughout San Diego County, which were then judged by a panel of local journalists and elected officials. Out of those, 50 rose to the top and these finalists, their “Best Moms,” teachers and invited guests will celebrate the honor at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla on May 12. This year, some of the honorees include: grandmothers, foster mothers, fathers, cancer survivors, military moms and many more. Moms will be showered with gifts from sponsors and three students (one from elementary school, one from middle school and one from high school) will receive a Sony Tablet S. In addition, the winning students’ teachers each receive a $250 gift card for supplies for their classrooms. The student winners will be awarded at the luncheon and excerpts from the winning entries will be read or viewed. Carmel Valley finalists are: • Deana Lytle (Mother), Spencer Lytle (Child) • Joan Mei (Mother), Meilong Zhang (Child) • Soo Jean Park (Mother), Chae Hyun Lee (Child) • Ying Qu (Mother), Victoria K. Li (Child) More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at

Canyon Crest Academy to hold Dollars for Scholars Awards ceremony On Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m., 48 outstanding Canyon Crest Academy seniors will be recognized by the Dollars for Scholars Committee for their achievement in a broad range of activities and interests throughout their high school career. Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to attend a two- or four-year university or college, vocational or technical school. The awards ceremony will take place at the Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theatre, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd., San Diego, 92130. Scholarship recipients, selected based upon school and community involvement, scholastic achievement and personal commitment, receive awards ranging from $500 to $1,000. These scholarships, totaling $28,000 are being awarded thanks to the efforts of Canyon Crest Academy’s Dollars for Scholars Committee and many generous donors. Scholarship funds are raised through proceeds from the sale of the CCA directory and donations from local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individuals. Several scholarships have been established as memorials. Scholarship sponsors this year include: Pardee Construction Company Awards, Jacobs Alumni Award, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Awards, Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary Awards, Adria Horning Memorial Awards, Dr. Jorge Zapatel Award and Hansen’s Award. New awards this year include the Ernst Family Student Athlete Award, the CCA Improv Club Award and the CCA Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors Award. The mission of Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars is to reward CCA Seniors for their achievements and future promise with scholarships from the local community. To establish a scholarship or make a donation to Dollars for Scholars, please visit for more information.

Del Mar Rotary Club to host Sunset Soiree fundraiser May 22 The Rotary Club of Del Mar will host the 8th Annual Sunset Soiree fundraiser on Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., on the top level of the Del Mar Plaza. The soiree will feature food and wine from top local restaurants and wineries. Live and silent auction opportunities will also be a focal point of the event. For more details and registration, visit

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Annual Jerry Finnell Memorial Walk to be held May 19 at Del Mar Beach A single daisy, the flower symbolically associated with “loyal love,” will be presented to each participant in the annual Jerry Finnell Memorial Walk to be held Saturday, May 19, by Del Mar Community Connections on the Del Mar Beach. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Powerhouse Park with greetings by Mayor Carl Hilliard and Kathy Finnell, widow of the late Del Mar councilman Jerry Finnell. A continental breakfast that includes coffee, tea, fruit, bagels and spreads will follow.. The walk starts at 9 a.m. At the end of the walk, lemon cake--a Del Mar tradition--will be served to participants, also in Powerhouse Park. To register, call 858 792-7565 or visit Individual rates are $25 adult, and $15 for a child. A family rate of two adults and their children is offered at $50.

CV Middle School to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Carmel Valley Middle School presents a full length production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” running Wednesday, May 16, through Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Carmel Valley Performing Arts Center. The show is directed by drama teacher Katrina Peterson and runs about two hours. Tickets are $10 in advance during the school day at the finance office window or $12 at the door on the night of the performance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come early for the best seats. About 50 CVMS students are participating in this fun steampunk interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Carmel Valley Middle School is located at 3800 Mykonos Lane, San Diego. For further ticket and show information email


Grammy nominee Amick Byram to perform May 19 at Solana Beach church Amick Byram, a recording artist, actor and top session singer who has been nominated twice for Grammy awards, will sing May 19 at Calvary Lutheran Church. The concert will kick off Calvary’s second season of concerts that will also feature The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble on June 3, the Mar Dels nostalgia band on Aug. 4, and Christian songwriter and singer Bob Bennett on Oct. 13. To purchase tickets, drop by Calvary or phone the church at (858) 755-2855; www.CalvaryLutheranChurch. org or e-mail Linda Kewin at All the concerts will start at 7 p.m., with a wine and cheese social at 6:30, and will be held at Calvary, 424 Via de la Valle, just north of the Fairgrounds.

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Juggling academics on tour with Cirque du Soleil BY MARSHA SUTTON Attending school in a traveling circus is much the same as normal school. Yet at the same time it’s as different as night and day. At Cirque du Soleil, trailers adapted for school are transported from city to city across the continent and are occupied by students who utilize all the curriculum materials one expects to see in traditional educational facilities. Once inside, there is no mistaking the space for anything other than a classroom. There, the students are like other ordinary children – studiously learning math, reading, writing, history and foreign language in consistent, stable surroundings. The difference is that the outside keeps changing. Currently showing in San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is “Totem,” a visual wonder of spectacular proportions. The show travels with 60 trucks, 120 employees and performers, 60 more family members, and literally tons of production and supporting equipment – including the giant blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau tent. Totem tours with 21 children under the age of 18. Eleven attend the Cirque school, and 10 of them are 5 or younger. Three little ones will start school this fall and join the 11 older students, bringing the total enrollment up to 14. Because Cirque du Soleil is based in Montreal, Totem’s three teachers, all Canadian and fluent in both English and French, follow the Quebec curriculum and report in to a pedagogical director regularly. Standardized instructional materials are used, and grade-level assessments are given each year to measure achievement. Patricia Elliott teaches math and science, Julie Grenier teaches English, and Marie-France Roy teaches French, social studies, citizenship, history and economics. Elliott, who has been teaching for 10 years, nine with Cirque du Soleil, said she applied for the job for the opportunity to travel. “And professionally it’s very stimulating,” she said. “You can do projects and you have a lot of flexibility with the activities. It makes it very interesting for us and for the

Teacher Julie Grenier with young students. students in a regular school, Elliott said. All students have varied schedules, which can change daily. But the subjects are recognizable to any American student: English/language arts, math, science, art, history and French. In the lower school, there are four students, each in grades one through four. The three older students are ages 12, 14 and 17. These seven students come from Russia, Belarus and America. The three youngest students to start this fall are Mongolian, Russian and Italian-Spanish. In a separate school are four Chinese girls, ages 15 to 17, who perform in the show’s startling Unicycles and Bowls act. Perched atop tall unicycles, they balance and flip bowls on their heads. The girls travel with their own teacher but come to Grenier each day for one hour of English lessons. Once the children start school, families choose which language their children should learn – French or English. Most pick French, the teachers said, because the children learn English while on tour in the United States. Regardless of the immersion language, they all learn

Teacher Marie-France Roy outside “Totem” classroom. Photos/Rocky Smolin kids.” Roy has been teaching for 11 years, the last five with Cirque du Soleil. “I’m the oldest one here,” said Grenier, who has been teaching for 20 years – at all grade levels, in both French and English, and internationally. She came upon her teaching career with Cirque du Soleil after seeing the show in Mexico and noticing a young performer. “I said, ‘Hmm, there must be a teacher around here somewhere.’” The biggest challenge, all three teachers agreed, is the widespread differences in ages and abilities. “We spend a lot of time working on lesson plans,” Roy said. “There’s less correcting but there’s more preparation,” Grenier said. “Sometimes they work on the same project but we have different expectations for each of them.” The children learn to work more independently than

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Ocean Air student’s design selected for new district logo Del Mar Union School District After School has a new program logo. Ocean Air 4th grade student Spencer Gaut created the design of the new DMUSD After School Program logo (see Spencer’s selected logo at left). Students and staff from across the district submitted many entries and after several rounds of voting, Spencer’s design was selected. This new logo will be featured on next year’s staff shirts, and will be a button on the district web site in the near future.

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Inspired by two local students, Del Mar Brownie Troop 1740 donates funds to help battle kidney and liver disease

Del Mar Brownie Troop 1740.

Next time you see the Brownies doing their annual cookie sale door to door or in front of Vons, maybe you’ll smile when you know what Nick Wallace some troops do with their cookie sale proceeds. Del Mar Brownie Troop 1740 is doing something unexpected with their cookie sale money. Under the leadership of Shawna Densmore, these Del Mar Hills and Heights second graders have chosen to donate their proceeds to charities supporting the fight against kidney and liver disease. Inspired by two local elementary school students who were born with kidney and liver disease, Jake Konopacke, brother to Brownie Taylor, and Nicholas Wallace, friend of Brownies Claire Bickett and Claire Deller, the girls have learned the importance of organ donation. Del Mar Heights’ 4th grade student Jake Konopacke recently underwent a lifesaving kidney transplant. His mother, Victoria, was a match and able to donate one of her kidneys for Jake. Both Jake and his

mom are recovering well and are considered a success! Del Mar Hills 6th grade student and avid lacrosse player Nick Wallace is waiting for a liver transJake Konopacke plant and is on the transplant list from UCLA. This Saturday, May 12, Nick, Jake and the Brownies — along with their families and many community members — will be walking in the 2012 Liver Walk at the San Diego Zoo. You can still register for the walk by going to www.liverfoundation. org/sandiego/walk. Look for the Team Nicholas link. Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, inspired by his friend and Apple CEO Steve Jobs, recently announced a new tool for Facebook users encouraging organ donation. Jobs was also a liver transplant recipient. Within 24 hours of launching the new tool, over 100,000 people have registered as organ donors.


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Local resident thrives on long-standing role as Padres ball girl BY KAREN BILLING With 15 seasons as a ball girl under her belt, Carmel Valley’s Nina Detrow might be the longest serving San Diego Padre on the field at Petco Park. She’s snagged line drives off All Star Justin Upton, worked the 1998 World Series against the Yankees and has appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top Ten Plays of the Week three times. She estimates she ran closer Trevor Hoffman’s jacket in from the bullpen close to 300 times and worked one 22 inning game where they had three seventh inning stretches. “They pay us but all of us would do it for free,” Detrow said. “I’m so blessed to do it, I’m so thankful.” Detrow is one of a crew of eight Padres ball girls, rotating games. Their job is to help speed up the game—it’s not that the players are lazy but they can’t possibly shag every ball. That’s where the ball girls come in. “It adds a unique female presence to the sport. I’m shocked how many autographs and pictures we take every game,” said Detrow, noting they’re especially popular with young female baseball fans. Detrow has always loved the game, playing softball through high school. She is also a five-time winner in the women’s Over the Line beach baseball tournament held in Mission Beach. Her son Mark is a junior outfielder on the Torrey Pines High varsity baseball team and she has her fingers crossed that she will be a ball girl long enough to see him get drafted and share the field with him some day. Detrow got a kick out of three of her plays making SportsCenter Top Ten Plays over the years. One was that Upton line drive, another was a looper off Sean Burroughs she caught while holding her ball girl stool in her other hand and the last was a line drive off the bat of David Eckstein. Her most memorable game was the 1998 World Series; her father was a lifetime Yankee fan and it was her first season as a ball girl. “We’re not just watching the game, we’re studying every single pitch,” Detrow said. Because ball girls are positioned right in the action, they

Nina Detrow has been a Padres ball girl for 15 seasons. can never take their eye off the ball—Detrow said she’s lucky that in 15 years she’s never been hit and has had no close calls. “The worst is when they put ‘Error-Ball girl’ on the Jumbotron,” Detrow said. “There’s really only been one or two over the years that I should’ve had.” Situated on the third base line in the outfield, Detrow also gets pretty close with the season ticket holders who have seats near her station. “I’ve been friends with so many season ticket holders. One boy I gave a ball to grew up and just got drafted by the Royals. I’ve been to weddings and, sadly, a funeral,” Detrow said. “They become your family every year, they’re the ones that come religiously to every game.” Petco Park brings Detrow a lot closer to the fans than

Qualcomm, where the Padres played until the new park opened in 2004. Detrow loves the new park and that the fans are right there on the field, but she admits it created a different kind of ball girl experience. “It’s scary because we’re so much closer to the action and there’s less time to react,” Detrow said. Ball girls also have the tough gig of tossing souvenir balls into the stands. Detrow said she usually gives priority to children and she gets a lot of birthday ball requests. “Probably the best thing is interacting with the fans and giving a kid a ball. They scream and everyone cheers and I watch them just hold it and stare at it,” Detrow said. “It makes their day, their life even. I’m sad when I don’t get enough foul balls to give out in a game.” A true baseball fan, Detrow works a trip to the ballpark into every vacation she takes. She has visited 15 Major League Baseball parks and was present for the 100th anniversary on April 20 of one of the games’ oldest stadiums, Fenway Park in Boston. She is dying to see the Baltimore Orioles’ Camden Yards and she would love to get down to Miami to check out the flashy new Marlins Park. As someone who’s logged a lot of time down at Petco this season, Detrow tells Padres fans to keep an eye on Nick Hundley, who she said, “is really heating up.” She’s also a fan of Will Venable, Chase Headley, the “newbie” Yonder Alonso and loves infielder Andy Parrino. “I’m excited for Cameron Maybin, personality-wise he’s really fun, and pitchers Josh Spence and Andrew Cashner too,” Detrow gushes of her guys. “All of the Padres are really nice and (Manager) Bud Black has done a great job to create a friendly, accessible team for fans. They make time to sign autographs and everything is really fan oriented. That’s a change all of the ballparks have made and I love stuff like that.” For tickets to upcoming games, visit

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CIRQUE continued from page 8 both languages. If French is chosen as the primary language, they will learn English as their second language. And vice versa. Because performers in Totem come from 20 different countries with their own languages, Roy said most children will become fluent in three languages – French and English from their travels and schooling, and their native tongue from their parents. A different lifestyle Computers play an important role in the educational environment at the Totem school, just as in any other school. Elliott said her students have done podcasts and are currently doing an animation project using technology. Grenier said computers are also used to share classes on-line with other touring classrooms. One advantage the teachers identified is the satisfaction of watching the students grow and develop. “We know the students so well so it’s easy to see them improving and get-

ting better,” Roy said. “It’s so nice to see their evolution.” One student, 17-yearold Nikita Moiseev, who performs in Totem’s Russian Bars acrobatic act, has been traveling with Cirque since the day he was born, with Elliott as his teacher since he was 8. There are the inevitable classroom management issues. But with three or four in a class rather than 30, it’s more manageable, they said. Students have their own challenges. Friends are what the teachers say the children miss most – “especially the teenagers because there are so few of them,” Roy said. “They’re too old to hang out with the young ones and not old enough to hang out with the adults on site. It gets lonely.” “There are people around to be with,” Elliott said. “It’s just figuring out who to hang out with and who does what and who likes to do the same activities as you do. It’s adjusting to that reality and looking outside the box a little more for your friends and activities.” One highlight for the students are the field trips

they take at each city. In San Diego, it is the San Diego Zoo. In Philadelphia, the students visited the Liberty Bell. “We usually choose something educational,” Roy said. School days are Tuesdays through Saturdays and generally start at 11 a.m. Students are in school about 25 hours per week. School is year-round but is not regular because school is not in session when Cirque is on the road. Of the 11 students in the Totem school, five – Nikita and the four girls from China – perform in the show. Born in New York City to Russian parents touring with the Cirque du Soleil show “Alegria,” Nikita was trained in gymnastics at a young age by his father, an acrobatic coach and Totem artist. Nikita, who speaks perfect English and is also fluent in Russian, joined the cast of Totem in 2009 and has been on tour, educated in Cirque schools, all his life save one year when he attended first grade in Las Vegas. Because one of his fa-

vorite subjects is computer science, Nikita spends free time with the computer technicians on tour. But he, like other children in the school, suffers the hardship of limited contact with other children his age. “There’s not much social interaction,” he said. “It’s not like being in a classroom with 30 people,” said Francis Jalbert, Totem’s publicist. “Even though it’s not normal and the lifestyle is very different, we try to make them feel that it’s a normal life and to make it as normal as possible.” Jalbert said Cirque touring shows are like a small village where all the kids go to the same school and everyone lives together. No matter the culture or language, the children, he said, belong to everyone. When the tour heads to Boston after its run in San Diego ends May 27, the outdoor landscape will once again change for the children in this most unique of schools. For a full version of this story, please go to

TAXICABS continued from page 1 vehicle and operator standards. The ordinance states cabs must have a credit card reader, GPS that is visible to passengers and proper posting of rates on outside doors. As for operators, the ordinance prohibits smoking at any time, and states drivers “must dress in a neat and clean fashion.” Local cab driver Michael Ross expressed concern that “neat and clean” is not specific enough language. He told the council that in other cities with such regulations, the law spells out specifics on what can and cannot be worn. City Attorney Leslie Devaney agreed that, from a legal standpoint, “it would probably be better if it was spelled out.” Mayor Carl Hilliard said “neat and clean is enforceable.”

“It has a meaning that is generally understood,” he said. “If it becomes a problem, then we should at that time be more specific.” The ordinance states that operators of environmentally-friendly vehicles, as defined by the California Air Resources Board (ARB), will have the taxi operations permit fee and taxicab sticker fee waived for two years. However, Councilman Don Mosier expressed disappointment that there is no timeline regarding environmentally clean vehicles. “We are at a time when there are a lot more clean vehicles being produced and they are all coming out now,” he said. “While we’ve got this ordinance in front of us, if we want to be a little more active we can make the timetable more firm on cleanliness for taxicabs.”

SB Library to hold workshop on how to download ebooks and audiobooks The Solana Beach Library will be offering a workshop on how to download ebooks and audiobooks from the San Diego County Library on to your computer or portable device. Please bring your portable device with you for a hands-on tutorial. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. Spaces are limited. Please call 858-7551404 to reserve a spot. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075.

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Canyon Crest Academy’s LitMag Club to hold ‘First Annual Writers Conference’ •E vent is open to Canyon Crest and Torrey Pines students Canyon Crest Academy’s LitMag Club, publisher of the school’s literary magazine, recently announced the First Annual Canyon Crest Academy/Torrey Pines Writers Conference. At this unique free event, local published authors and writing professionals will provide workshops to help students bring their writing to the next level. It is open to students of CCA and Torrey Pines and will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Michael Gaughen, teacher advisor to the club, notes, “While we often talk of writers needing time and a place to write, how invaluable to have the advice of the professionals who do this for a living. To have access to these people and the wealth of their experience is such a tremendous opportunity for the emerging writer.” When CCA student Devyn Krevat attended the SDSU Writers Conference this January, she thought it would be a great idea to bring a smaller version to the high

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Poll workers needed for June 5 election As the June 5 primary election approaches, the County of San Diego is recruiting workers for polling stations from Encinitas to Encanto. “Election Day is exciting,” said Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, “and poll workers get a front-row seat to the excitement of the electoral process.” Poll workers receive stipends ranging from $75 to $175. Bilingual poll workers receive an additional $15 if they are assigned to provide language assistance to voters. Poll workers must be U.S. citizens, registered voters in the state of California and have transportation to their assigned polling place. Depending on the job assignment, they may also need access to the Internet to complete an online training and attend a two-hour class. To learn more or to apply online, visit, e-mail or call (858) 565-5800.

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One Paseo would give CV a heart It is with great anticipation that I look forward to the addition of the multiuse development, One Paseo. And it is with great concern that I observed the May 2 Carmel Valley Planning Board Regional Issues Subcommittee meeting whose chairwoman allowed the few but vocal opponents in attendance (including her husband who seems to be spearheading the opposition) to dominate the discussion on One Paseo, paying little regard to input by proponents. This is not only a concern because of the apparent conflict of interest, but also because Carmel Valley may miss a one-time opportunity. I cite the very recent situation between George Lucas’ film production company and the county of Marin in Northern Califor-

nia. Years ago, Mr. Lucas began his proposals for an expansion of his film studio in Lucas Valley, which would have generated hundreds of high-paying jobs and millions in tax revenue. However, the project has repeatedly met with strong opposition from the county and some homeowners and environmentalists who said it would increase traffic, noise and environmental damage, despite company promises to preserve open space and reduce impacts on the community. It became an exhausting, continual battle. Thus, the company announced last month that it was abandoning the project saying, “The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in Lucas Valley has convinced us that, even if we were to spend more time and acquire the necessary approv-

als, we would not be able to maintain a constructive relationship with our neighbors.” They are locating the film studio elsewhere (two other California cities have reached out), and are in talks to sell the Marin County property to a developer interested in building highdensity, low-income housing. Shocked with the outcome and regretting their opposition, the county and homeowners appealed to Mr. Lucas to reconsider, but his decision is firm. May this be a cautionary tale to those who oppose a vibrant town center such as One Paseo, which would consist of restaurants, retail, a boutique hotel, office complexes and housing, giving Carmel Valley what it sorely lacks—a heart. Cynthia Dial, Carmel Valley

Join the Food Revolution on May 19 BY ANDREA L. KRAKOWER, M.S., SCRIPPS HEALTH Mark your calendars: There’s a revolution brewing, and on Saturday, May 19, you can get a taste of it. Food Revolution Day is the brainchild of chef, author and TV food personality Jamie Oliver, known by many as “The Naked Chef” due to the simplicity of his recipes and campaigns against processed foods. According to the Food Revolution Day website, obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980. Forty-two million children under five are already obese, and at least 2.8 million adults around the world die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Oliver, who strives to bring healthier eating to communities, schools and homes across America and his native U.K., describes Food Revolution Day as “a global day of action for people to think about where their food comes from and get back into their kitchens.” This starts with encouraging people to cook from scratch with healthy, locally sourced ingredients. On May 19, people around the world are invited to come together to share information, talents and resources and to inspire positive changes in the way we eat. Food Revolution Day encourages people to connect through various community events to promote the mission for healthier food. Food Revolution Day events will focus on locally sourced, fresh food and the need for improved food education; there are already more than 200 events planned in more than 140 cities worldwide. Visit the website to find events near you or for more information on Food Revolution Day, visit the website at www. Andrea L. Krakower, M.S., is the program manager for wellness development and promotion with Scripps Health. For more information or a physician referral, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

UCSD students brace for ‘Israel Hate Week’ EDUCATION MATTERS BY MARSHA SUTTON Get ready for hate. Next week, the University of CalMARSHA ifornia San DiSUTTON ego will present, with great fanfare, Israel Hate Week – also known as Israel Apartheid Week, Justice in Palestine Week, AntiIsrael Week and, by the other side, Israel Solidarity Week. Its names are many but its single-minded objective is clear: to mobilize anti-Israel sentiment to protest alleged Israeli persecution of Palestinians and de-legitimize the Jewish state. If UCSD were confronted with African-American Hate Week, would officials sit still for this? How about Lesbian Hate Week? Mexico Hate Week? Yet Israel Hate Week is permitted – nay, endorsed – by an administration that shields itself under the umbrella of free speech. The fine line, so the argument goes, is that it is acceptable to hate Israel, the Mideast’s only democracy, because the

protests are not directly targeting Jews. But this is a fallacy. When free speech turns to hate speech, it cannot be tolerated. It’s time to call this annual event for what it is – a flat-out assault against Jewish students on campuses across the country. And UCSD has become a prominent epicenter. Such an honor we San Diegans could do without. American Jews are linked to Israel, as a second homeland, in a similar way Irish-Americans or ItalianAmericans are tied to their heritage. So an attack on Israel, especially attacks that distort the truth, is easily interpreted as an attack on Jews. Those who argue that they are only protesting Israeli policies and are not against Jews are splitting hairs. These public demonstrations have become shameful, blatant expressions of anti-Jewish rhetoric disguised as virtuous opposition to crimes against humanity. If the anti-Israel movement were really nothing more than a protest against nations accused of human rights violations, then surely other countries would be named. China, for one, with its horrendous record, should top the list. Saudi Arabia and North Korea would also earn high marks for this dubious distinction. And how about Syria? But

only Israel is targeted, indicating a clear double standard and a transparent, ulterior agenda. The climate has become so toxic at many University of California schools that UC president Mark Yudof was compelled to write an open letter on March 8 condemning the intolerance. Yudof cited examples on UC campuses of vandalism of the Israeli flag and shocking insults hurled at invited Israeli guests during their presentations. “Attempting to shout down speakers is not protected speech,” wrote Yudof, calling such behavior reprehensible. “It is an action meant to deny others their right to free speech.” He offered firm support for the frank discussion of issues of substance and encouraged the respectful exchange of conflicting ideas on college campuses, but drew the line at words and behavior that inhibit or threaten others. “What is not acceptable are hate-driven physical and … verbal attacks on any group or individual that are meant to silence or intimidate those who would express differing opinions,” Yudof wrote. When one of UCSD’s libraries known as CLICS (Center for Library & Instructional Computing Services) closed permanently on June 10, 2011 due to budget cuts, it was re-

claimed by students, some of whom draped the public facility with numerous Palestinian flags. In reaction to this “takeover,” one lone Israeli flag was hung and quickly torn down a few hours later. Subsequent comments on social media made it clear that CLICS is not a friendly sanctuary for Jewish students seeking a quiet place to study. These actions would never be tolerated at a county or city library, so why are they permitted at a statesupported university library? Regardless of one’s political position on Israel (and there are many across the spectrum that should be legitimately explored and respectfully debated), no one at a public university has the right to make other students feel harassed and afraid. That open discrimination has continued since the notorious “Compton Cookout” fiasco at UCSD two years ago, albeit directed against a different ethnic group, indicates that little has changed. UCSD’s silence on anti-Israel activity leaves many Jewish students feeling as maligned as AfricanAmerican students were made to feel. Israel Hate Week, in all its ugly glory, is an embarrassing spectacle for a university claiming to be a welcoming place of higher learning that values and re-

spects diversity. This issue matters to people of other ethnicities and religions as well, because persecution of one group of students can easily be extended to others at a campus becoming known for its pervasive culture of intolerance. Diffusing the anger, repairing its damaged reputation and re-establishing a climate of patience, acceptance and respect should be UCSD’s foremost cultural imperative. Let us hope that this year people with opposing viewpoints will engage in civil discourse that helps bridge differences, rather than employ hateful words and actions that alienate and polarize. And let UCSD become, once again, a campus that respects the humanity, dignity and rights of all people. Editor’s Note: According to Christine Clark of the UC San Diego News Center, two student-sponsored “weeks” are held on campus, May 14-17: Justice in Palestine Week, which is presented by the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Solidarity Week, which is presented by the Tritons for Israel (TFI) and J Street (JSU). The week, she said, typically features tables staffed by students set up along Library Walk to offer fliers and informational pamphlets.


May 10, 2012

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Stahl blasts San Diego media The Stahl for Congress Committee calls into question not only the journalistic intent but also the community obligation of the local San Diego media. The Stahl for Congress Committee is wondering why we are even having a primary if the local media wants to decide for the voters who should be in the debates and the general election without interviewing or vetting anyone but Saldana, Peters and Bilbray. “The liberal media wants to limit the debates to those three so that Saldana or Peters will get through the primary,” stated John K. Stahl. “And the self-proclaimed conservative media wants to limit it as well so that a weak RINO incumbent will move on without being required to answer for his poor conservative record.” The Stahl for Congress finds that after receiving the endorsement of the National Women Veterans of America, the American Independent Party (AIP), iCaucus, the San Diego Tea Party and the 858 Tea Party that the local media wants to disenfranchise veterans, fiscal conservatives, non-establishment Republicans, AIP members, pro-life and private sector business citizens. “The local media is insulting veterans, fiscal conservatives, pro-life and private sector businesspeople by saying that there is no room at the table for your point of view,” added Stahl. “We only want to hear the progressive, liberal and moderate voice and not allow the conservative candidate to be in-

SMOKING continued from page 1 Board member David Watson said the panel agrees that smoking is bad, but that fairgrounds staff had said a total ban would be difficult to enforce. However, a number of speakers suggested that with proper signage, advance notice for the public, and training for fairgrounds workers, enforcement wouldn’t be a problem. “Usually smoke-free policies are much easier to manage and communicate than designated smoking areas,” said Debra Kelley of the local chapter of the American Lung Association. “I believe the only thing the fair has to fear is fear itself. I think you’re ready to go smoke-free and it’s going to work.” A number of speakers said a total ban is needed because many people continue to smoke outside of designated areas, exposing children to second-hand smoke. A subcommittee of board members will now work on the details of the new policy in time for next year’s fair. Board vice president Frederick Schenk said the board will make sure the public has plenty of notice about the new policy, and that signs announcing the fairgrounds as smoke-free

cluded.” “If the only people allowed into the debate are three people who never served their country in uniform, have no experience working at a manufacturing company and are all looking to be double and triple dipping taxpayer pensions, then the local media is shortchanging a wide swath of the citizens in San Diego,” added Stahl, “And destroying whatever journalistic credibility they may have had.” Stahl is a former Naval Aviator who graduated from the Naval Training Command with the designation of Distinguished Naval Graduate. He holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. He started his 30-year career in the semiconductor industry with Texas Instruments and was vice president of Worldwide Sales for not only TRW/LSI Products but also Raytheon Semiconductor here in San Diego. The Stahl for Congress committee is committed to running an issues-oriented campaign that puts focus on common sense solutions to these mounting problems that the status quo seems incapable of addressing. The Stahl for Congress campaign can be reached at 858-481-5339 or visit www. — Submitted by the Stahl for Congress campaign

are prominently posted. Another aspect of the new policy will be enforcement, he said. Most likely, those who light up at the fairgrounds in violation of the ban will be asked to leave. “We’re not interested in punishment, we’re interested in keeping the air clean,” Schenk said The committee will also find at least one location outside the fairgrounds proper, in a nonpublic area, where fair workers and vendors will be able to smoke. Schenk said this is needed because many workers and vendors live at the fairgrounds in trailers and motor homes during the annual event. Board president Adam Day said a number of people have been coming to fair board meetings since he joined the board nearly four years ago, requesting that the board ban smoking at the facility. He credited those community members for helping to bring change to the fairgrounds policy. Day initially suggested banning smoking during the fair by 2014, but Watson said, “Will it really take two years to implement this?” Watson then made a motion to ban smoking by next year’s fair, which was

supported by the full board. Board member Russ Penniman did not attend the meeting. A staff report on Tuesday’s board agenda said antismoking messages will be included in the 2012 fair program and displayed on the video screen in the paddock area of the fairgrounds. Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik, who performs a popular hypnotism show at the fair each year, will also offer three one-hour smoking cessation seminars. Those sessions will be held from 3-4 p.m. each Thursday in the Turf Club, and no reservations are necessary. Kelley, of the American Lung Association, said after the meeting that most of the major institutions in San Diego, such as Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park have gone smoke-free, as have every beach and city park in San Diego County, except in the city of Santee. She said smoking also has not been banned at Sea World. She said she was not sure if the fair board would go along with a complete smoking ban, but was gratified by the unanimous vote. “It was great, it was inspiring,” she said.


Del Mar Pension Reform: Q&A with Pension Subcommittee Chair Jim Eckmann BY JIM ECKMANN, CHAIR, PENSION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, CITY OF DEL MAR 1. What kind of retirement system does the City provide for its employees? The City provides a “defined benefit” plan; this means that at retirement age the employee receives a specified percentage of the full-time pay received at the end of his or her career. The City then contributes each year an amount that hopefully will be sufficient to meet that number. 2. How are the retirement benefits estimated? Actuaries take into account the age of each employee, salary level, years remaining to retirement age and reduce that number to a present value needed to fund each year. The City, like dozens of local agencies, is in “retirement pools” managed by the California Public Employees Retirement System, called “CalPERS” and CalPERS does all those calculations. 3. So the idea is to predict benefits several years, or even decades, into the future and fund over time starting when a City employee starts work? Exactly. 4. Isn’t that difficult, or even risky, to do? Yes. The annual contributions are, of course, invested. So a key variable is what rate of return the annual amounts will earn over time. Actuaries assume or estimate certain rates of return and if the actual rate of investment return is less than the estimated the retirement funds can fall into “underfunded” quite quickly. 5. Does this type of retirement system exist in the private sector? The “defined benefit” system has been all but eliminated in the private sector. A Stanford University research institute says that 7 percent of private employees have “defined benefit” programs as of 2009, down from 62 percent in 1975. 6. What if the calculations are wrong? Then the retirement funds can be underfunded, and substantially so. Rarely are they overfunded, though that was true a few years ago when investment returns were much higher. 7. Who checks CalPERS calculations? There are no monitors or checks. CalPERS is a separate entity, with a separate governing board of directors. In 2011 its practices came under scrutiny by The Little Hoover Commission, an nonpartisan state

agency and by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, also nonpartisan. Their reports were very alarming, not only about the present levels of underfunding but the predicted future funding needs for public employees’ retirements. 8. Is the City’s retirement Jim Eckmann funding in the hole, or ahead, or right where it should be? Well, the good news is we have paid each year the contributions calculated by the CalPERS actuaries. The most recent reports from CalPERS for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, states that we are only about 67 percent funded in the three retirement pools of which our employees are members. In the private sector that would mean a “distressed” condition. 9. How large is the unfunded amount for Del Mar alone? Only a rough approximation can be made, so the range would be $10 million in the hole right now up to $16 million, depending on the rate of return we assume. 10. Is this unique to Del Mar? Not at all. It’s a big issue in San Diego and an election is coming up to change the pension system there. The 67 percent funding mentioned above is common to CalPERS and to all the pool members of CalPERS. San Jose laid off about one-fourth of its employees and is still $3 billion underfunded. And the state employees programs, again depending on the rate of return assumed, is up to $500 billion underfunded, according to the Stanford report. CalPERS can point to recent higher actual rates of return so the question is “will those high returns last?” 11. What are the next steps? City staff is working with the Finance Committee and the City Council to investigate options. Legal issues exist, and the City is party to union agreements which also play into the mix. The hope is we can find solutions that take into account our employees’ interests as well as the financial health of the City. There is no quick fix.


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Notre Dame Academy’s Annual Bonjour! Event In the spirit of families, faculty and fun, Notre Dame Academy hosted its annual Family Fun Day, affectionately known as Bonjour! Bouncy houses, a talent show stage, carnival games and a game truck took over “Dolphin Field” as students, families and staff gathered for an afternoon of good old-fashioned fun. Notre Dame Academy experienced a wonderful turnout of attendees and proceeds from ticket sales benefited both the

school and the Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin, the largest network of free bereavement camps in the country for children and teens who are grieving a significant loss. Bonjour! was great day for families to gather and enjoy each other with the NDA spirit in mind. The event would not be possible without the wonderful support of its volunteers and underwriters. For more information, visit

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‘Pugo de Mayo’ Pug Rescue of San Diego celebrated “Pugo de Mayo” May 5 with its 21st annual Pug Party at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A total of 473 pugs came for the fiesta benefiting Pug Rescue, a group dedicated to finding forever homes for pugs in need. The party included costume contests, raffles, tail and nail painting, a pug café full of treats and rescued pugs up for adoption. For more information on Pug Rescue, visit Photos/Karen Billing

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The eight semi finalists of the Home Run Derby: Ryan Langborg, Camden Yu, Colin Springer, Mac Bingham, MJ Metz, Gunnar Braun, Brian Xia, Michael Perrone

Del Mar Little League Majors Home Run Derby Del Mar Little League held its annual Majors Home Run Derby May 6. All DMLL Majors players who have hit a home run this season were invited to participate in the competition that was held at Sage Canyon Elementary School. Gunnar Braun was the National League winner and Colin Springer was the American League and overall winner.

Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (ROC) Race 5k coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds VAVi Sport & Social Club (VAVi) recently announced that they have added some of the race industry’s biggest and most unusual obstacles to the second annual Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (ROC) Race taking place May 1920 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Inspired by television’s popular obstacle course game shows, the 5K ROC Race will feature more than 20 outrageous and challenging obstacles providing fun and entertainment for both competitors and spectators. This year the sporting event veterans plan to send a statement to the endurance sports industry that ROC Race will always be at the forefront as “one of the best obstacle races around.” VAVi’s production crew has been working day and night to develop obstacles that will give consumers something they’ve never experienced before. This year, the ROC Race will have the World’s Largest Inflatable Slide which is 4.5 stories tall and 165 feet long. Also new to this year’s ROC Racw will be the Wrecking Ball which looks like it’s straight out of the playbook of Wipeout or the iconic show American Gladiators. More information on

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Del Mar Little League League Standings as of 5/6/12 Juniors Team

W L T Streak

Last 5


12 1 1 Won 9



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6 6 2 Won 1



5 9 1 Lost 5



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Majors – National League


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4 0 Won 1



W L T Streak Last 5 14

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Blue Jays


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4 0 Won 1




9 0 Won 2




6 0 Won 2


Red Sox

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6 0 Won 4



4 12 0 Won 1



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3 13 0 Lost 1



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League Highlights Del Mar Little League regular season games continued this week in most divisions with the Majors division starting their post season playoffs. Our AAA and AA leagues will wrap up t regular season this week and begin playoffs next weekend. Congratulations to our Majors Regular Season Champions American League: Angels National League: Cardinals Congratulations to our recent Home Run hitters: Majors: Jack Behrend (Twins), Sean Bingham (Angels), Ryan Langborg (Angels), Grayson LeRose (Yankees), Ty McGuire (Athletics), Connor Nichols (Athletics), Michael Perrone (Brewers), Jacob Sclar (Mets), Bryson Shores (Yankees), Jack Todd (Cubs), Tyler Weinrich (Angels), Parker Williams (Red Sox), Brian Xia (Cu League Reminders For league updates, scores and standings visit the league website at




May 10, 2012

Harlem Ambassadors dazzle at Canyon Crest

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Local residents rally for women’s rights at Balboa Park event. See page B5

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Local resident details Scripps Health’s history with new book BY KATHY DAY Who better to write a book about the history of Scripps Health as it has touched San Diego than a woman who says she “grew up” at Scripps? And what better title than “Good Company” to reflect the quality of the people who have helped put the organization on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list five times, said Chris Van Gorder, CEO of the health system that stretches from North County to South County. “Our history and legacy is very important,” he said last week. “We are the oldest healthcare organiEllen Browning zation in Scripps San Diego, founded by two very generous women — Mother Mary Michael Cummings and Ellen Browning Scripps. I didn’t want to see it lost.” And he also wanted a history book that is about people “because our strength is our people.” So he turned to local resident Sarita Eastman, M.D., a former pediatrician whose mother Anita Figuerdo was San Diego’s first female sur-

geon and whose father was a pediatrician. “I’ve occupied nearly every role,” she said, sitting in her home office with a shelf above her computer lined with neatly organized binders for each of the Scripps hospitals and books about Mother Mary Michael Cummings each of the communities where they are located. The second of nine children and the oldest girl, she was 2 when the family moved to a home on La Jolla’s Coast Walk between the original Scripps Hospital and Metabolic Clinic and the ocean. “As an adolescent I went in the operating room with my mom and did neonatal rounds with my dad,” she recalled. During summer vacations, she worked as a research assistant at Scripps Clinic. And after graduating from medical school at the University of California San Francisco, she returned to work at Scripps Hospital. When she married, it was to a member of the Scripps Health family — Brent Eastman, M.D., who is the organization’s chief medical officer and corporate senior vice president.


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A patient is transported by stretcher after being transported to the hospital by helicopter in the 1970s. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SARITA EASTMAN

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“Good Company,” by Dr. Sarita Eastman, the story of Scripps Hospital and how it has impacted San Diego over the past 80 years, was unveiled May 5 at the Scripps Legacy Celebration at the Wyland Center on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The 800-guest event for the book’s debut included a presentation-in-the-round, a musical performance by MASS, dining and dancing. — Susan DeMaggio

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New Saddle Bar owners plan to ‘revitalize’ Solana Beach nightlife Bar set to open by May 28 in McCaffrey’s location BY KAREN BILLING Four local guys are looking to get Solana Beach back in the “Saddle” again. The energetic foursome of Matt Weaver, Brett Weaver, Mike Garcia and Tom van Betten are aiming to open the new Saddle Bar by Memorial Day in the recently closed McCaffrey’s location on Coast Highway, which was long the location for the Surf and Saddle Bar. Expect a complete renovation of the bar and a new venue for live music, craft brews and a specialty Bloody Mary that Garcia is cooking up with bacon-infused vodka. The Saddle hopes to have Surf and Saddle throwbacks such as Goldfish races and well-priced, “good” (read: generously poured) drinks. And the doors won’t close until 2 a.m. “That’s always been a big issue around here that we hope we’ll improve,” Garcia said. “We hope to revitalize the nightlife in Solana Beach and have a synergistic relationship with the other restaurants and bars in the area,” said van Betten, adding he hopes folks will stay local in Solana Beach rather than heading out to Encinitas. “We hope to bring back that lively experience of the Surf and Saddle and improve on it. The four new bar owners received the keys to the Saddle Bar just last week and will take on an ambitious renovation schedule to have

Matt Weaver, Mike Garcia, Brett Weaver and Tom van Betten hope to open the new Saddle Bar by Memorial Day. PHOTO: KAREN BILLING

the doors open by May 28, Memorial Day. “It’s important for us to be open by Fiesta del Sol,” said Matt Weaver of the June 2-3 event in Solana Beach. “We want it to be a bar for locals, tourists, the race track crowd, all people who enjoy good music, good service and good people without ever having a cover charge.” Matt Weaver, a Del Mar resident, has a background in commercial real estate, while his partners know their way around the bar business. Brett and Garcia have managed and opened up bars for the last 13 years in San Diego, spots such as Moondoogies and Sidebar in Pacific Beach; The Fleetwood downtown; and Sandbar in Mission Beach. van Betten is an investor in Encinitas’ D Street Bar and Grill, while also working in commercial real estate. When van Betten heard the bar had been listed by a broker, the foursome jumped at the chance to make an offer. “We all used to hang out at the Surf and Saddle a

lot before it shut down,” Matt Weaver said. “Everyone was missing it.” Surf and Saddle closed down in March 2010, giving way to McCaffreys. The Surf and Saddle was known for opening early at 6 a.m. and staying open late, until 2 a.m., and they are hoping the new Saddle can replicate those operating hours. Music is a passion for the guys and their hope is Saddle Bar will be become a great venue for live music—a stage will be built and there will be an all-new expanded audio and light system. The exterior will change a bit and the interior will get an updated, modernized look to make it more comfortable and appealing. The group hopes that the new bar will be a Solana Beach fixture for years to come. “We plan on being in here for the next 30 years,” said Brett Weaver. “We’ve made a long-term commitment to the neighborhood scene.” Saddle Bar is located at 123 W Plaza St., Solana Beach, CA 92075-1123.

13th Annual Women in Business Symposium features top speakers, networking and more The 13th Annual Sheila McDonnell’s Women in Business Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 17, 13th Annual from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity May 17th, 2012 Center. 8 AM - 4 PM Del Mar Fairgrounds The event is a “motivational, educational, powerful, Activity Center Sharing the Power of spiritual, networking and shop ‘till you drop day for “A Leap of Faith” women!” Only event of its kind! MASTER OF 2 POWERFUL PROFESSIONAL The symposium will feature two powerful professional keynote speakers: Colette Carlson, humorous speaker, author and human behavior expert, and Eileen McDargh, “Radical Resilience Staying Rightside Up in an Upside Down World!” world -renowned speaker. Author Mimi Donaldson will be Master of Ceremonies. The day also includes 10 exciting roundtable discussions and 65 exhibitors. Early registration is only $95, which includes lunch. Register for 10 and receive a discount. Exhibitor opportunities available to market your business. Call Pamala McCain at 858342-4200 or visit the symposium’s website to register at g tertainin ely, En and Fun, Livsentations s Pre ble Roundta

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SB resident’s life experiences provide mental ‘mini breaks’ in new book

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BY KELLEY CARLSON When author Patricia Van Gorder penned her new book, “Views from the Water’s Edge,” she was flowing with inspiration. The Solana Beach resident, who had been writing devotionals for Stonecroft Ministries, wanted to leave a legacy for her children and grandchildren. She also had a desire to create mental “mini breaks” for people in the chaos of the day, influenced by the peace she found through God and the beauty of water. The 436-page “Views from the Water’s Edge” was released March 27, and contains 365 uplifting, short, daily devotions that relate to Scripture. Van Gorder reflects on lessons such as broken relationships, financial crises and patience while tying in her own life experiences. The author has much to draw from over the years. She was born in North Dakota — the third oldest of 10 children — and moved to Colorado at age 9. Van Gorder raised

her own family there, and in journalism and comfound time to appreciate pleted two years of the the mountain streams and program. lakes, and the canIn 2001, yons’ rivers. Van Gorder was During a trip given the opporto visit her daughtunity to pen ters in Southern devotionals for California about Stonecroft Min23 years ago, she istries, a nondefell in love with nominational, Solana Beach and Christian-based the ocean. organization for “I always women that she wanted to live in has been inPatricia Van California by the volved with for Gorder water,” Van 40 years. AcGorder said. cording to Van Gorder, the So she and her husnearly 75-year-old nonband, Larry, moved to the profit has eight outreach coastal city, where these groups in San Diego Coundays they can often be ty. found walking on the Writing the devotionbeach or gazing at sunsets als energized the author, over the Pacific. and seven years ago she While still in Coloradecided to compile some do, Van Gorder began deof her works into a book. veloping her writing skills. However, Van Gorder “I started thinking aspired to include enough that I’d like to do somepassages to provide daily thing different,” said Van inspiration, and chalGorder, who was in her lenged herself with the 40s at the time she entask. rolled at Colorado State The course of the proUniversity in Fort Collins. cess was rocky at times, as “I’ve always had a desire to Van Gorder occasionally write.” became discouraged, but She pursued a degree she never gave up in her

belief that she could meet her goal. Early last year, Van Gorder completed the manuscript. “(Each devotional is) a snack instead of a fullcourse meal,” she said. “I’d say it’s food for thought.” Van Gorder submitted the manuscript to Tate Publishing, and immediately received a positive response, much to her delight. She selected a cover that featured stones that could be from any number of water sources, such as a riverbed, lake or mountain stream, noting that not everyone could relate to the ocean. For the final touches, Van Gorder traveled to Oklahoma to record an audio of “Views from the Water’s Edge,” which is a free download with the book’s purchase. The paperback publication is now available for $22.99 through, and In addition, Van Gorder will be selling the book during a brunch

hosted by the North Coast Women’s Connection from 10 a.m. to noon on June 12 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, on Lomas Santa Fe and Highland drives in Solana Beach. Van Gorder, who is the featured speaker, will discuss the importance of friendships during a talk titled “The Best of Friends.” The cost is $20 for people who pay by May 29, or $22 at the door. RSVPs must be made by May 29. For more information about the event, call Cindy Luce at (760) 436-5713 or e-mail In regards to plans further down the line, Van Gorder — who served as the Stonecroft regional speaker trainer for six years — intends to continue giving speeches. Along with “The Best of Friends,” she presents another talk titled “From Milk to Solid Food: Nourishing Your Soul in a Single Serving,” based on I Corinthians 3:1-3. The focus of the hour-long talk is “to encourage Christian

women to seek a closer walk with God; to bring a new and exciting reality of His presence,” according to her Web site, patriciavangorder.tateauthor. com. “I outline spiritual disciplines that help women become more mature Christians, and give helpful suggestions for a spiritual diet of solid food.” It wraps up with structured interaction among guests. Furthermore, Van Gorder said she is considering writing a book of children’s stories, a compilation of tales she told her then-2-year-old granddaughter, who is now almost 20. When she is not speaking, writing or spending time by the water, Van Gorder finds joy in traveling; playing tennis; and spending time with her blended family, which includes five children and 12 grandchildren. For more information about Van Gorder’s book or her presentations, go to her Web site or e-mail plvangorder@roadrunner. com.

2012 BIENNIAL ART AUCTION WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 > 6:30 PM This year’s Art Auction has something for everyone. Experience a live auction with a professional auctioneer in addition to a silent auction with an animated closing. Bid on works by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Ai Weiwei, Mara de Luca, and many more. Funds raised will support MCASD’s acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs. Works selected by our curators will be on view the week prior to the Art Auction, during normal gallery hours. Visit for tickets and a list of artworks available for purchase.

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HANDS ON A HARDBODY NOW PLAYING! Ten strangers compete for a new hardbody truck. The contestant with the most nerve – and tenacity – will drive away with the American Dream. Based on the documentary film of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody features a brilliant score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, along with a masterful story by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright.

Perspectives Lecture Author Bill McKibben Monday, May 14: 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for the third annual Keeling Lecture, which honors the memory of distinguished Scripps Oceanography professor Charles David Keeling. This year we are honored to host renowned author Bill McKibben. McKibben is the author of dozens of books about the environment and will bring deep insight into the human dimensions of climate change. Public: $8 RSVP: 858-534-5771 or online at



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The Grilled Swordfish, a seasonal dish, is served with sweet potatoDungeness crab hash, sun-dried tomato-pancetta marmalade and white port butter.

■ 1555 Camino del Mar, Del Mar ■ (858) 792-0476 ■ ■ The Vibe: Resort casual, romantic

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■ Signature Dishes: Sugar-Spiced Salmon, Pan Roasted Seabass, Seared ‘Rare’ Ahi

■ Happy Hour: 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday-Saturday; 4 p.m. to close Monday and Tuesday

■ Open Since: 1989

■ Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to close Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to close Saturday and Sunday

■ Patio Seating: Yes

Japanese Hamachi, with wasabi, yuzu ponzu sauce, grapefruit and avocado.

Pacifica Eggs Benedict on a housemade cheddar-green onion biscuit with Canadian bacon and spicy Hollandaise, and a side of home fries.

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


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The Ocean Bar features the International Vodka Bar, with 203 types of vodkas from 20 countries, and a wine tower.

Pacifica Del Mar’s Gallery dining room has a marine theme. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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

butter and caramelized walnuts. Among the special offers and events at Pacifica are monthly wine dinners (except during summer) and holiday meals. The casual diner can venture down a level to Pacifica’s more-mellow sister, Breeze Cafe, which provides the same scenery yet different menu. Customers can walk up to the window and order breakfast and lunch items such as soups, salads and wraps between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.


May 10, 2012


Local residents join nationwide rally for women’s rights BY LOIS ALTER MARK San Diego residents joined men and women all around the country recently in a show of solidarity to defend women’s rights and tell legislators, “Enough is enough.” Organized by — a national nonpartisan grassroots founded to protect and advance women’s rights — rallies and marches took place in cities in every one of the 50 states. Although the big California events were held in Sacramento and Los Angeles, San Diego participants headed to Balboa Park to raise awareness for the issues. “It was my first time at an equal rights rally and it was great to be in the middle of so many enthusiastic people brought together by the common bond of support for equality,” said Judy Becker of San Diego. “Now is the time for us to unite, speak up and let legislators know voters will not just sit quietly while they pass bills that strip away our rights.” Men and women of all ages lined the street by the Organ Pavilion, holding signs with messages like “Women Brought Politicians Into the World and Women Can Take Them Out Of Office.” Mothers and fathers attended with their children, husbands accompanied wives, single Gen Xand Y-ers stood side by side with teens and senior citizens. It was a melting pot of races, religions and even political parties. “These are issues which affect all women, regardless of their political affiliation,” said Elin Stebbins Waldal, local author of “Tornado Warning: A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on a Woman’s Life.” “When the Violence Against Women Act was passed in 1994, it sent the message that we, as a nation, believe that living a life free from abuse, sexual assault and violence is a human right. The fact that 31 elected officials voted against the passage of the VAWA this year is a gross misuse of the power granted by their constituency, and it’s time to show them those constituents have the power to vote them out.” Kim Perl of Carmel Valley agrees. “Women before us fought hard for our rights; now it’s our turn. What’s been going on is outrageous, and it’s up to us to stand up and fight back.” Participants handed out information and spoke to

Local residents joined men and women all around the country recently in a show of solidarity to defend women’s rights. The event was organized by, a national nonpartisan grassroots founded to protect and advance women’s rights. PHOTOS: SUSAN JENSEN

people walking by to make sure they understood these facts: • Suffragist Alice Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment in 1921. It has been introduced in Congress every session since 1923, and although it passed in 1972, it fell three states short of the 38 necessary to become law. The Equal Rights Amendment states, “Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.” In 2012, it still has not been ratified. •In the last 15 months, over 900 new pieces of legislation restricting women’s reproductive rights have been introduced or passed in more than 35 states. These include mandatory transvaginal ultrasound laws and fetal personhood bills. Some of the most radical legislation has been introduced in Arizona, which establishes pregnancy as starting two weeks before conception. In other states, women are now being arrested and charged with murder in cases of miscarriage and stillbirths. •“This is a war we fought back in the ‘70s and won,” said Vicky Tarulis of San Diego. “Now, 40 years later, it’s extremely frustrating to have to fight for women’s rights all over again. With 52 percent of the electorate, though, we have the numbers to turn out those who oppose us. To achieve this, women must unite and act.” Tarulis’ husband was out there with her, along with many other men. “I’m here because it’s a fundamental rights issue,” he explained. “Women are the immediate target and I will

do anything I can to support them.” As passersby continued to offer thumbs-up and drivers honked their horns and cheered, it was apparent that the crowd had great support. “I am concerned that my 20-year-old daughter will not be afforded the same rights that I worked hard to secure, so I plan to continue to make my voice heard by marching, writing my representatives and doing anything else that will keep women’s rights in place,” said Carmel Valley resident Susan Jensen, whose blog,, will cover these issues as the Presidential election draws nearer. “We need to make sure

young women get out and vote and realize that, unfortunately, their rights are not guaranteed unless they keep fighting for them. “Honestly,” she sighed. “I just can’t believe we are having to fight this all over

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Local Planned Parenthood supporters named honorary chairs of anniversary event BY KELLEY CARLSON Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest just celebrated its anniversary — and received a very generous gift. Seven donors — six of them local residents — contributed a combined $350,000 for the organization’s annual fundraising dinner on May 3 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, according to Keith Limberg, vice president of development. (About 1,500 people attended the event, which raised more than $1 million.) As a thank you, Planned Parenthood named the following people as honorary chairs of the event: • K. Andrew Achterkirchen of Del Mar, a former board member of PPPSW and current board member of Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud, a sister affiliate in Baja, Mexico. The retired electrical engineer volunteers daily in the pre-calculus class at the Preuss School in La Jolla and at the afterschool Barrio Logan College Institute. He has supported PPPSW for about 20 years. • La Jolla residents Rita and Richard Atkinson. Rita has a doctorate’s degree in psychology and is a former PPPSW board member; Richard is former president and regent of the UC system, and former chancellor of UC San Diego. • Former PPPSW board member and longtime supporter Joan Bernstein of La

K. Andrew Achterkirchen Jolla. She is also actively involved with the La Jolla Chamber Music Society. • Paula and Herb Engel of Rancho Santa Fe, who are longtime donors to PPPSW. Herb is a former board member of the organization. Currently, he is president of Marine Group Boat Works, a full-service boat and yacht repair facility that specializes in refits, repairs and new construction of boats up to 220 feet long. • Community leaders Joan and Irwin Jacobs of La Jolla. Irwin is the founder of Qualcomm, and the couple are longtime PPPSW supporters. • Rancho Santa Fe couple Gwendolyn and Jay Meyer. Gwendolyn is a director of Feeding America San Diego, which provides millions of pounds of food to children, seniors and adults locally each year. She is also a director of the

Aqualia Foundation and a trustee of the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. Gwendolyn also competes nationally and internationally in horse jumping competitions, and is a director of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation. • Christy Walton — a longtime donor to PPPSW, especially for cross-border educational activities — lives in Wyoming, but often visits San Diego. She is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. The group was feted during PPPSW’s 49th anniversary dinner, which featured a speech by Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards. Richards was recently named to the TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, for the second consecutive year. Other highlights of the program was the presentation of the Champion of Choice Award to Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., for her speech on the House floor defending Planned Parenthood’s funding in 2011; a performance of original monologues inspired by patient stories; and a $49,000 Challenge Match sponsored by the Strauss Family Foundation and the Flaster Family Foundation. Planned Parenthood’s Pacific Southwest branch has been in existence since 1963, and operates 19

Paula and Herb Engel health centers in San Diego and Riverside counties, with future plans to include Imperial County. It aided more than 300,000 patients in 2011, offering services such as cervical and breast health screenings; contraceptive care; and the prevention, testing and treatment of STDs. It also provides educational programs such as Teen Success, which helps support young mothers; offers information and care to migrant populations through its Promotores program; and administers the Gardasil vaccine — which helps protect against the human papillomavirus, or HPV — to young people in Baja California through its mobile health center, lowering the cases of genital warts and cervical cancer. “Planned Parenthood provides services ... that are extremely important to the health and well-being of in-

Irwin and Joan Jacobs dividuals,” said Achterkirchen, who was on the branch’s board from 2004 to 2009 and currently serves on the budget and finance and audit committees. “While Planned Parenthood gets reimbursed for many of the services it provides and the things it does, it some cases, it does not,” the first-time honoree added. “For example, we provide medical services at below cost for low-income individuals who don’t have health insurance and cannot

afford to pay the full cost of the services they receive. Much of the comprehensive sex education we provide is not reimbursed. Our community outreach efforts to make individuals aware of our services is not reimbursed, nor are our communications activities to inform the media about our positions on important public issues. The Anniversary Dinner not only provides an update for our supporters about our activities, but also is the primary fundraising event for the organization. This fundraising is crucial to allow us to continue to do the many important activities for which we are not reimbursed.” Another first-time honorary chair, Herb Engel, also strongly supports PPSW’s mission. He has been involved since the mid-1990s, commencing with the start of his two three-year terms on the board, and he is currently on the budget and finance committee. “I think it’s a strong, well-run organization,” he said. “I like the goals it has.” Herb — who regularly attends the Anniversary Dinner — added that he knows his donations are being well-used. “Paula and I were honored to be recognized for our continued support of such a fine organization,” Herb said. For more information, visit

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Solana Beach art exhibit and forum to feature art, photographs and more of Southeast Asia’s Hmong people The May and June art exhibit in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito Fellowship Hall centers on the themes of art and beauty, survival and resurgence, memory and social justice. These themes are shown in story cloths made by the Lao Hmong tribal minority and by photographs and descriptions of Hmong life in Laos, Thailand and in the U.S. taken from 1968 to the present. The Publicity and Social Action Committees will host a reception and social forum on Monday, May 21, from 7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The forum will feature Bob Montgomery, director of the San Diego branch of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the leading international refugee resettlement agencies active in resettling refugees in San Diego since 1975. The art exhibit and forum are open to the public and free of charge. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is located at 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA, 92075; 858755-9225;

Farmers Market coming to Canyon Crest Academy on Thursdays Thursday, May 17, marks the debut of the Pacific Highlands Farmers Market at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA). The market will be open each Thursday from 3-7 p.m. in the southeast parking lot of CCA at the intersection of Del Mar Heights Road and Carmel Valley Road. Modeled after the successful Leucadia Farmers Market, the Pacific Highlands Farmers Market at CCA is a California Certified Farmers Market. Featured at the market will be certified growers, specialty food vendors, cooked food vendors, and a dozen visiting artisans. For the latest market information, visit their Facebook page at PacificHighlandsFarmersMarket.

The Winston School to host annual Arts Festival May 19 The Winston School is hosting its annual spring Festival of the Arts May 19 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the school’s Del Mar campus at 215 9th St. A school tradition for the past seven years, the carnival-style fundraiser is open to the public and provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work and talent for fellow students, parents, staff and the community. The event is free and open to the public. The Winston School (http://www.thewinstonschool. com) is a college preparatory program for bright, creative students in grades 4 through 12 who have struggled to meet their potential.

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Martin Katz Jewelers 6016 La Granada Rancho Santa Fe Jewels. Like no other. 15% OFF YOUR 1ST FRAME AND LENS PURCHASE

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Julie Sherlock 858-523-4905 3890 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 105, San Deigo Your Profession Home Mortgage Specialist Mother Pidgeon Product Ideas 14677 Via Bettona, Suite 110, San Diego 858-442-2477 “We’re hatching something new” Frank Torre State Farm 10803 Thornmint Road, Suite #115, San Diego 858-485-8300 Your home, life and auto specialist Amy Green & Susan Meyers-Pyke Coastal Premier Properties 12625 High Bluff Drive #102 Carmel Valley (858) 755-4663 Selling North County Coastal Properties! Doug & Orva Harwood The Harwood Group Coldwell Banker 6024-B Paseo Delicias Rancho Santa Fe (858) 756-6900 Locally Known. Globally Connected. Pacific Cielo 18029 Calle Ambiente, Suite 507, RSF 858-756-5678 “Rancho Santa Fe’s Medical Spa”

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WINK Optometry and Eyewear 858-755-WINK (9465) 2673 Via de la Valle, Del Mar Manny Behar Real Estate Broker 10084 Connell Rd., San Diego (858) 335-2320 Pay half commission! Rande Turner, Realtor Willis Allen Real Estate 1424 Camino del Mar, Del Mar (858) 945-8896 Purveyor of unique residential brokerage services Steve Uhlir, Broker/Owner SURE Real Estate 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego (858) 755-6070 Traditional Sales. Short Sales. Auctions.

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May 10, 2012

English Saddle Riding Camp in nearby Olivenhain

Sol Surf Camp: A soulful experience

Haven Farms is hosting English horseback riding camps for ages 5-16 for all riding abilities. Located at beautiful Willow Creek Stables in Olivenhain, Haven Farms’ camp is an ideal place to start your child’s relationship with horses. Riders will have a hands-on experience learning horsemanship, proper safety and a solid introduction to riding. Daily activities include grooming and tacking horses, horse related crafts, and riding safe show-quality lesson horses. The week will culminate with a mini horse show and a luncheon for family and friends. Haven Farms offers six sessions for the 2012 season, running Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 858-7566937 to reserve.

We at Sol Surf Camp would like to bring back the old Soul and combine it with a new age style of surfing. We intend to teach our campers that riding the right board for the right wave is the best way to fully enjoy their wave riding experience. We want our campers to learn how and why they should respect the ocean, beach and other wave riders, while at the same time totally enjoying

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Summer Learning Adventure Camps offered at Birch Aquarium From the classroom to the seashore, Birch Aquarium’s accredited Summer Learning Adventure Camps merge scientific exploration with hands-on fun and learning. Campers ages 4-15 investigate marine habitats, create ocean art projects, learn about careers in oceanography, and combine the science and sport of surfing and snorkeling. The camps are held at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, from June 25-Aug. 24; Costs: $210$395. Call 858-534-7336;

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

ENROLL NOW! THE FUN BEGINS SOON! New Classes this year. Fun first & learning too. Full day summer camp. Top-notch enthusiastic teachers. 8:00am-6:30pm. 858.259.0066 | 858.603.2211 | 11525 Sorrento Valley Road, SD 92121

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the best sport in the world. We teach kids from ages 6 and up about water safety, wave riding safety, beach safety all while creating new friends that may last a lifetime. Sol Surf Camp maintains a not greater than a 1 to 3 camper to instructor ratio. Contact us at 619-889-0404 or

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Academic pressure to stand out. Social pressure to fit in. It’s not easy being a high school or middle school student these days. Whether your child gets straight “As” or struggles, chances are they’re overwhelmed by homework, activities, and the distractions created by technology. Parents are looking for solutions to help their kids in the balancing act of life. SuperCamp teaches real-life strategies. The result — increases in grades, confidence and motivation. Bobbi DePorter created SuperCamp to

help kids succeed. Now in its 30th year with 64,000 graduates worldwide, SuperCamp is held on college campuses and builds study skills, self-esteem, and test scores. SuperCamp works. Parent Patty M. says, “We saw a dramatic jump in grades, a newfound sense of responsibility at home, and the things she has learned about discipline, goals and her self-worth have been of lasting value.” Visit or call 1-800285-3276.

Volleyball Camps to be held at TPHS Torrey Pines High School Head Volleyball Coach Brennan Dean and staff will hold outdoor beach camps at Del Mar’s dog beach, including one indoor camp at TPHS for boys and girls entering grades four through nine. They are designed for all levels of experience with advanced training offered at each camp. The camps will provide age and skill-specific groupings with daily focus on skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork. The camps will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon June 18 to June 21; July 9 to July 12; July 16 to July 19; and Aug. 6 to Aug 9. For more information or to register, visit tpvolleyball.ccom or call (858) 342-7694.


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Raise grades, confidence and motivation

Rawhide Ranch camp features western riding lessons and more Rawhide Ranch is a Southern California summer camp tradition since 1963. The camp is located in beautiful north San Diego County near Fallbrook. Overnight, one week (or multi-week) sessions are available for ages 7-15, June 17-August 18. We feature western riding lessons (daily), animal & horse science classes, animal care time, vaulting lessons (gymnastics on horseback). To round out the day there are plenty of extra activities to choose from — archery, roping lessons, drama, pool/waterslide, intro to

rodeo, climbing tower, learning to harness/ drive pony carts and so much more. The camp is ideal for beginning/intermediate riders. ACA & CHA accredited and a member of Western Association of Independent Camps. Register online at www.rawhideranch. com or contact the camp office for more information at 760-758- 0083 x.0. Email us for more information at: info@rawhideranch. com We look forward to welcoming you into the Rawhide Ranch family this summer. See you soon!

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Summer Math Camp: The Mathnasium Method Our popular Summer Math Camp is where your child can review the past year’s math or preview next year! Our approach is to use sophisticated techniques to determine – with great accuracy – what a student knows and does not know. Next, we tailor-make a personalized and prescriptive learning program. Each student follows the program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction — and lots of warm

encouragement. For proof of progress, we rely on the student’s report card, independent tests, and parent testimony, to measure the speed and magnitude of improvement in math skills, numerical thinking, and attitude. Mathnasium, Solana Beach is located at 981-E Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075; (858) 755-MATH (6284); Email:

After School Learning Tree offers a variety of creative summer camps Come cook, make jewelry, build with Legos, do Mad Science and learn to present speeches! Come learn about animal science, the care of animals and careers from a week of the San Diego Humane Society! These are some of the new Summer Camp classes offered at After School Learning Tree, a multicultural enrichment academy located on Sorrento Valley Road. Our diversified, fun and stimulating summer full day classes are offered every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at our beautiful large 25,000 square foot facility with a large fenced in playground. Your child will have plenty of room to have fun and learn! We offer field trips, swimming, ice skating, golf, tennis and table tennis, along with other sports such as, badminton, volleyball, soccer and kickball. We have Tai-Kwon Do and dance. Our other classes of English, art, music, spelling bee, math, Spanish and creative writing are also taught during the summer by our team of accomplished, award-winning teachers. Other new classes are First Aid for young children, Speech Skills and Leadership focusing on the practical, yet looking ahead to success.

After School Learning Tree classes offers children the opportunity to develop teamwork skills through specialized activities while creating strong friendships with peers who share their interests. Your child will develop teamwork skills through specialized activities while creating strong friendships with peers who share their interests. Enroll now! The fun begins soon! Call 858-259-0066; 11525 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego 92121;

Coastal Clash Summer Field Hockey Training Camp Join members of the 2012 Coastal Clash Field Hockey Team for a summer training camp June 18-21, from 9 a.m.- noon, at Canyon Crest Academy. Field hockey athletes in grades 4-9 will get a chance to learn all the basic skills of field hockey, plus advanced skills for more experienced players. The first three days will focus on lessons, drills, and scrimmages, with a mini-tournament on the fourth day, sponsored by STX. The girls will learn valuable skills like dribbling, passing, and positioning, along with gameplay scenarios and ball control. Organized by Kelsey Burgett, under the direction of Analia Carlson, this camp will be coached by members of the 2011 CIF finalist Canyon Crest Field hockey team. Coach Carlsson is the head varsity field hockey coach at Canyon Crest Academy, and program director for Coastal Clash Field Hockey. The cost is $100 per player and includes a T-shirt. For more information or to register, please visit, or email

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Canyon Crest Academy robotics team competes at international competition The robotics team from Canyon Crest Academy – the Aluminum Narwhals – competed in St. Louis April 25-28 in the world’s foremost robotics competition, sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The FIRST annual international tournament is the culmination of the season’s FIRST programs. A not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST offers students from ages 6 to 18 four levels of competition, two for high school students. The CCA team competed in the highest level – the FIRST Robotics Competition, or FRC. This year’s event in St. Louis was the largest ever, bringing together over 30,000 participants, fans, families, educators and industry leaders to celebrate students’ engineering and robotics prowess and inspire young people’s interest in science and technology. Team roster: Brianna Birk, Timothy Chu, Pia Elbe, Alex Ettou, Robert Francis, John Hamilton, Merry Hodgman, Cynthia Jiang, Sohaib Kazmi, Eric Liu, Sebastian Lyons, John Martin, Sean McGrath, Max Moscoso, Colin Murphy, Tristan Murphy, Garrison Price (team captain), Soren Price, Holly Ravazzolo, Jay Rawal, Bianca Ray Avalani, Gavin Rockwood, Paul Rowe, Brian Sandler, Daniel Sands, Aryan Sanikhatam, Will Shea, Yousuf Soliman, Alec Sonnier, Noah Sutton-Smolin, Keshav Tadimeti, Carter Thomas, Max Tuttle, Tristan Vacheron, Nicholas Van Campen, Alice Wu. Parent mentors: Bill Murphy, Steve Price, Keith Sonnier. Teacher mentor: Mike Remington.



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The Canyon Crest Academy’s robotics team in St. Louis for the international FIRST competition.

Geppetto’s celebrates anniversary with special event, sale Geppetto’s is planning a big celebration to commemorate Brian Miller’s 20th anniversary as owner of the company and “Chief of Toys.” On May 20, beginning at 8 a.m., Geppetto’s will hold a fun day with lots of festivities, including a storewide sale (20 percent off) and giveaways. Geppetto’s has local locations at Del Mar Highlands Town Center (3435 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego; (858) 350-9038) and Flower Hill Promenade (Flower Hill, 2670 Via de la Valle, 858-755-2100).


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Solana Highlands Principal Jerry Jones introduces Adam Kaye from Supervisor Pam Slater-Price’s office to honor SBSD "Teacher of the Year" Tiffany Farnsworth.

New mural unveiled at Solana Highlands BY KAREN BILLING Solana Highlands School held an assembly on Friday, May 4, to unveil its new mural on one of the ball walls of campus. Six cheerful and bright dolphins leap in a circle, each promoting one of Solana Highlands’ six pillars of character: trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness, respect and responsibility. The design was inspired by Solana Highlands student Maggie Watts and painted by Canyon Crest Academy senior Juliana Welch. Juliana has already painted one mural in the Solana Beach School District, at Solana Santa Fe School. The mural design was selected from many student submissions and Welch complimented young artist Maggie on her work. “I’m really grateful to be able to do this,” said Welch, who will attend Cal Poly in the fall. “I love how the children are so appreciative. And their imaginations are unbeatable.” Also at the morning assembly, Solana Beach School District “Teacher of the Year” Tiffany Farnsworth, a Solana Highlands education specialist, was honored by San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price’s office for her accomplishment.


CCA senior Juliana Welch (left) painted a new mural at Solana Highlands School. The mural was designed by Maggie Watts (right).

2012 TPHS & ASICS Volleyball Camps Beach/Indoor camps for Boys & Girls, Grades 4-9 All levels of experience welcome Camps are Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm

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Del Mar Heights PTA Preview Party, Home Tour


he Del Mar Heights School PTA hosted a Preview Party and Home Tour on May 5 and 6. The party took place May 5 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Guests enjoyed a silent auction, delicious food, festive drinks and live music. The home tour May 6 offered a peek inside six local houses showcasing the different styles of Del Mar. Additionally, Del Mar Restoration showed a LEED Green certified home. Proceeds from these events will go directly to enhancing the learning of the children in this community. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

John and Gail Moran

Gina Williams, Vaughn Vargus, Paul and Melissa Munsch

Keith and Tiffany Cissna, Chris Quinn, Will Holliday

Linda Tucker, Jacque Folgner, Juanita and Hugh Belasco

Bruce Smith, Janeen Stewart, Michael and Elsa Wells

Ann Posthill and Katherine White

Annie Tremmel, Joe Curtis, Robin Khoury Brandt and Staci Dixon, Kate Zimmer, Linda Gordon

Miquel Lopez, Rick Sanchez and Paul Gennarelli of Rick and Friends

Amy and Chris Lea

Phoebe and Will Von Reis, Rolf Silbert

Dick and Beth Davidson, Amy and Jad Duncan


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Event benefits U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation

T Cathy Colmar, Steve Reider, Linda Starkman, Heather Reider, Linda LaDove

Gypsy and Wally Wolf Paris Sellon and Axl Rose

he United States Equestrian Team Foundation hosted a benefit in support of the United States Equestrian Olympic Team on May 4 during the 2012 Del Mar National Horse Show. After the Olympic Show Jumping Observation event, Guests joined the Foundation for Margaritas, Fiesta Food, and Lively Music at Barn W of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Robin Parsky, USET Foundation trustee and co-chair of the Development Committee, chaired the event with her husband, Gerry. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Kem and Philip Graham

Ned and Hope Glynn

Mike DeShazo, Philip Cillis, Sandra Carter, Nick Connor

We Love Moms, Moms Love Spa Gregories!

Mother’s Day Special Robe + Massage Bundle Only $149 (a $239 value) Show Mom how much you care and delight her with a gift of relaxation and pampering from Spa Gregorie’s, Del Mar’s award-winning day spa and salon. Our gorgeous gift certificates are as beautiful to give as they are to receive, and may be purchased for any service, dollar amount or package. Order gift certificates by phone, in person or online at:

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La Jolla Music Congressman Patrick Kennedy to speak at International Bipolar Foundation public forum May 22 Society presents On Tuesday, May 22, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Del Mar, the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) will celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. At a free public forum, Kennedy will speak to the audience, specifically addressing youth — the next generation of leaders, about mental health, stigma and the need for ongoing brain research. The event will include a lecture and a Q&A. A Mental Health Awareness patch, developed by IBPF, will be unveiled and presented to the first group of Girl Scouts. Please R.S.V.P. to: Event is free and open to the public; seatng is extremely limited.

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Coastal Communities Concert Band‘s May 20 concert to feature band favorites Join the award-winning Coastal Communities Concert Band, directed by Dr. Robert Fleming, at a concert of band favorites on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m., at the Carlsbad Community Church, corner of Jefferson and Pine, Carlsbad 92008. Among the featured numbers are Hoagy Carmichael and Scott Joplin medleys and a new arrangement of St. Louis Blues. Popular vocalists Michael Ruhl and Lillian Palmer will perform some of your favorites from the Broadway stage. In addition, the band will perform two pieces written by long-time member Bruce Warnock: Dirty Dish Rag and the Del March. Tickets: General admission, $15; Seniors and students: $12. For advance purchase, contact: Kris Sims, 760-436-6137;

La Jolla Music Society concludes this season’s Celebrity American Orchestra Series with the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday, May 15, at 8 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall. Tickets are $27-$97 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 or online at

Mainly Mozart science series Mainly Mozart is readying plans for a new music-science series called Mozart & the Mind, which will see its kick-off performance/presentation on Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Neurosciences Institute. For tickets or more information, call (619) 46-MUSIC (466-8742) or visit www.mainlymozart. org

Pomegranate Mimosa Cocktail for Mom! BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN Here’s my Mom’s Day contribution — a healthful, antioxidant (and gluten-free) twist on the traditional mimosa. Serves 1. Bottoms up! Ingredients Chilled Champagne or sparkling wine Freshly squeezed blood

orange juice Pomegranate juice Directions: Fill 1/3 of a chilled Champagne flute with the orange juice. Add a few splashes of pomegranate juice then top off with bubbly. Cheers! Salud! Proost! Le Chaim! For the entire Kitchen Shrink column, visit

Solana Beach Library to hold half-price book sale The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a half-price sale in the used book shop at the Solana Beach Library from May 21 through May 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. The library is located at 157 Stevens Ave., Solana

Take a ‘Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla’ May 19

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The 14th annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society, the Secret Garden Tour allows participants to enjoy a variety of La Jolla gardens, normally hidden from view, in a variety of neighborhoods, from the coastline to the hills. The event includes both a self-guided tour and a shuttle bus Platinum Tour. For tickets or more information, call (858) 459-5335 or visit (click under events).


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Resounding Joy at SB church

A Cliff Keller, Marlys Woods, Noelle Pederson

Cynthia Hanson, Gayle Morrison, Meredithe Mainquist

John Denning, Barbara Richards

nonprofit group that uses music to help adults and children with special needs held a benefit dinner and concert May 5 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach. YAVAZ, a local six-piece band that specializes in Latin jazz, performed to raise funds for Resounding Joy Inc. Guests also enjoyed Mexican street cuisine. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE ,

Barbara Reuer, Elana Soltz, Andrea Cangiano

Dr. Dawn Formo, Kerrie Foss

Resounding Joy Executive Director Barbara Reuer

Craig Lysne, Joanne Grueskin, David Turner

Ben Boyd, Sadie and Joel Stern

May O’Malley, Ed Loundes

I’m not lazy, crazy or stressed! Girls Night Out – Thyroid Class Don’t waste another day feeling lousy Learn Real Answers to: • Overcoming

fatigue and depression/mood swings • Low Libido • The TSH Controversy • Hair Loss • Weight Gain • Why you’re not getting better

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Dr. Joni Labbe D.C., CCN, DCCN San Diego Thyroid Doctor Brain-Based Metabolic Treatment for Thyroid and Hashimoto’s Evening led by Joni Labbe, DC. CCN, DCCN who has had a thriving clinical nutrition practice for 18 years. Labbe herself is a hypothyroid success story, thanks to protocols learned from Datis Kharrazian, DHSC, DC, MNeurosei, author of “Why do I still have thyroid symptoms?�Free woman to woman information packet, hors d’oeuvres; bring your girl posse prepared for a life changing evening.

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Mortgage consultant Richard Faust returns ‘home’ to Wells Fargo BY KELLEY CARLSON Mortgage consultant Richard Faust has returned to the company that he calls home. He is once again a member of the Wells Fargo team, securing financing for clients who want to obtain a mortgage and shopping for the best rates to ensure the most affordable payments. Faust also negotiates rates and terms with lenders, and works with borrowers looking to buy new homes and refinance existing Richard Faust mortgages. His main focus is on higher-end primary residences, second homes and investment properties all across the country. In addition, he arranges loans in all 50 states, with much of the business conducted out of San Diego County. Faust has become very familiar with the area since moving to Rancho Santa Fe in 1995. Originally from Florida, he moved to Alabama in 1990, and began his postsecondary education at the University of Alabama. While attending college, Faust occasionally visited his parents at their home in Fairbanks Ranch. During his summer vacation in 1992, he met Jason Barry, whose family owns the Barry Estates real estate company in Rancho Santa Fe. The two became friends and kept in touch, even after Faust returned to school. Faust graduated from the University of Alabama in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in hotel management and marketing. The following year, he relocated to the San Diego area and began working for his friend’s parents, selling high-

end residential real estate. However, Faust decided to shift his focus after becoming acquainted with a manager from Northwest Corp. while at a gym. “I thought I would do well in the (mortgage consulting) business,� Faust said. In 1997, he began working for Norwest, which merged with Wells Fargo a year later. Faust said that from 2002 to 2007, he was consistently one of the top producers nationwide for Wells Fargo, working in an office in east Del Mar. However, in 2007, Faust went to Bank of America, where he was employed for about four years. This past February, he returned to Wells Fargo.

“I have always considered Wells Fargo home,� Faust said. “I was talking to one of the top guys (there), and his exact words to me were: ‘Welcome home, Richie.’ I felt the same way.� Currently, Faust is in a temporary office, and he is planning to move into a new location in Del Mar within the next couple of months. The office team will include Faust, Bob Fleet,

Kevin Serafini and three assistants. “We take great pride in providing the best service possible to clients,� Faust said. “We make it as efficient and convenient as possible (for them).� For more information about Faust and the services he offers, call (858) 9223092 or e-mail richard.m.faust@wellsfargo. com.


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shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Del Mar Times. Date: May 07, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court DM667, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00053246-CU-PT-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA., 92081 PETITION OF: Fardin Parsa for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Fardin Parsa and Miliha Edrisavi Feych on be halph of minors ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name a. Kimi Abdi, b. Helya Abdi to Proposed Name a. Kimia Parsa, b. Helya Parsa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jun 19, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 3. The address of the court is same as noted above. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: May 2, 2012. Aaron H. Katz Judge of the Superior Court CV347, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 6.32 TAXICAB OPERATIONS PERMIT. The above referenced Ordinance was introduced by a unanimous vote by Mayor Hilliard, Deputy Mayor Sinnott, Council Members Filanc, Haydu and Mosier on May 7, 2012. Adoption of the ordinance will be considered on May 21, 2012. CONNIE SMITH, Connie Smith, Deputy City Clerk, DATE: May 8, 2012. DM666, May 10, 2012 CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 867 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITYOF DEL MAR AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM. The above referenced ordinance was adopted by a unanimous vote by Mayor Hilliard, Deputy Mayor Sinnott, Council Members Filanc, Haydu and Mosier on May 7, 2012. A full copy of the ordinances may be reviewed in the City Clerk’s Department. DM665, May 10, 2012

through 2016-2017. Those desiring to be heard in favor of, or in opposition to, this item will be given an opportunity to do so during such hearing or by writing to the City Council at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Attention: City Clerk. On any correspondence, please reference the hearing title and date. Under California Government Code 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in Court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. MERCEDES MARTIN, Mercedes Martin, City Clerk, DATE: May 7, 2012, DM663 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00095960-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Superior Court of California, Civil Division, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92112-0128. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 120128. PETITION OF: Willa Jordan for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Willa Jordan ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Vencion James Jordon to Proposed Name Vencion Henry Jackson. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jun 07, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Apr. 20, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV346, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009690 Fictitious Business Name(s): Pure Integrative Medicine Located at: 205 S. El Camino Real Suite G, Encinitas, CA., 92024, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 1/21/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Patrick Chiropractic Corp., 205 S. El Camino Real Suite G, Encinitas, California, 92024. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/06/2012. Chad Patrick. DM661, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER CITY OF DEL MAR 37-2012-00052993-CU-PT-NC NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Monday, the 21st day of May 2012, 325 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA., at 6:00 p.m., (or as soon thereafter 92081. Branch Name: North County. as practicable) in the Del Mar PETITION OF: Ricka Patricia Communications Center, 240 Tenth Williams for change of name. TO ALL Street, Del Mar, California, the City INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Council will conduct public hearing(s) Ricka Patricia Williams ďŹ led a on the following: petition with this court for a decree s 2ESOLUTION UPDATING THE4RANS.ET changing names as follows: Present Local Streets and Roads Program of Name Ricka Patricia Williams Projects for Fiscal Years 2012-2013 to Proposed Name Ricka Patricia


Sprunk. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: 6-1212 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 3. The address of the court is same as noted above. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Apr. 25, 2012. Aaron H Katz Judge of the Superior Court CV345, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-009914 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Healthy ConďŹ dential Located at: 320 Barbara Ave., Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sara Roth, 320 Barbara Ave., Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/10/2012. Sara Roth, DM660, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-011267 Fictitious Business Name(s): Vaerus Holdings Located at: 915 Camino del Mar, Suite 250, Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 915 Camino del Mar, Suite 250, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 04/23/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Canter International Riverside II, LLC., 915 Camino del Mar, Suite 250, Del Mar, CA., 92014. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/23/2012. Robert Phillips Jr. DM659, Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-456160-AB Order No.: 5644411 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank speciďŹ ed in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. 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, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID

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LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ROBERT J. LAVELLE AND NANCY V. LAVELLE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/28/2007 as Instrument No. 20070742316 of OfďŹ cial Records in the ofďŹ ce of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California; Date of Sale: 6/1/2012 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, in the Auction. com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $416,308.32 The purported property address is: 424 STRATFORD CT APT B2 7, DEL MAR, CA 92014 Assessor’s Parcel No. 300321-40-32 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-010358 Fictitious Business Name(s): Dean’s Cab Located at: 805 Valley Ave., #107, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 2/1/2002. This business is hereby registered by the following: Wayland D. Lidster, 805 Valley Ave., #107, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/13/2012. Wayland D. Lidster. CV343, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00095234-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Branch Name: Central. PETITION OF: Kori Smith on behalf of minor child Caleb Khristopher Juroshek for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Kori Smith on behalf of minor child Caleb K. Juroshek ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Caleb Khristopher Juroshek to Proposed Name Caleb James Smith. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: May. 22, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is same as noted above. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV342, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2012 CITY OF DEL MAR Design Review Board Agenda Del Mar Communications Center/240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California/ Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:00 pm ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA 1. Discussion and input on the Draft Village SpeciďŹ c Plan and associated Draft Program Environmental Impact Report [Planning Director Garcia]. 2. Selection of DRB member to work with Planning Staff on reviews of determination requests. DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR ITEM 1 DRB-11-24 APN: 301-02204 Location: 156 Ocean View Avenue Owner: Yeung Wai Sze Agent: Judith

Parmelee, Architect Zone: R1-10 (Low Density Residential) Overlay Zone: Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to remodel an existing single-family residence and to construct new oor area, including a second-story addition. ITEM 2 DRB-12-03 CDP-12-01 APN: 300-072-06 Location: 148 12th Street Owner: Jeff and Kim Belk Agent: Bokal and Sneed Architects Zone: R-2 (High Density Residential) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean CrutchďŹ eld, Associate Planner Description: A request for Design Review and Coastal Development Permits to demolish a one-story single-family residence and detached garage and construct a two-story, single-family residence and detached garage/ guest room. The project also includes associated grading, landscape/ hardscape and yard improvements. Note: This project is located within the Coastal Commission’s appeals area. ITEM 3 DRB-12-01 APN: 300241-08 Location: 550 Amphitheatre Drive Owner: Fred and Virginia Wendland Agent: Bokal and Sneed Architects Zone: R1-10 (Low Density Residential) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean CrutchďŹ eld, Associate Planner Description: A request for Design Review Permit to remodel an existing single-family residence and to construct additional oor area, including: a main-level addition; a new lower-level garage/ workshop; and a new second-story addition. A new staircase is proposed on the north side of the existing detached garage ITEM 4 DRB-12-09 APN: 300-22204-02 Location: 327 9th Street Owner/Applicant: Carol Hudson Agent: Donald Countryman Zone: RM-Central Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review Permit enclose a carport, partially enclose a porch area, modify an exterior wall of a partially exempt basement, and construct an outdoor ďŹ replace. This application request is for improvements that were constructed without the beneďŹ t of required Permits and are the subject of Code Enforcement action. ADJOURNMENT. DM664, 5/10/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-012295 Fictitious Business Name(s): Allure Connections Located at: 13223 Black Mountain Rd., #1, San Diego, CA., 92129, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Julia Cox, 13223 Black Mountain Rd., #1, San Diego, CA., 92129. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/02/2012. Julia Cox. DM662, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012

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La Rosa’s Garden Plant mentors — in person and in print BY FRANK LA ROSA We, as gardeners, learn as much from books as we do from friends, neighbors and gardening mentors. Our gardening books often become our lifelong mentors. Many of us have collections of gardening and plant books amassed over a lifetime, and we Frank La Rosa even have books that we have inherited from our parents. I myself know that teachers and books are a viable two-way approach to gardening. Big-time book dealers such as Barnes and Noble do provide a good selection of basic “how to” and trendy garden books. But, let’s face it, many of us have moved beyond the Sunset Western Garden Book and we want something more meaningful. If the passionate gardener wants specialized and fine garden books, he or she has to frequent privately- owned bookstores that are beginning to make a comeback. They are known as “brick and mortar” bookshops and have a special ambiance all their own. They don’t have magazines, cell phones, and video stuff going off all the time, and the clerks are courteous and knowledgeable. They savor books. Alfred Bauer’s Rare Books at the corner of Girard and Pearl in La Jolla is a “brick and mortar” book shop. This is a spacious, comfortable and well-accoutered book shop with books and paintings throughout. Bauer has advanced degrees in literature and art, and he has dedicated his life to the ap-

preciation and acquisition of books and art. His collection of garden and plant books reflects his life-long interests which lead off in numerous directions, and this is the main point. He has plant books in regard to art, design, photography, and world travel! Here is an excellent example. Bauer has a fine copy of Karl Blossfeldt’s Plant Forms in Nature. Blossfeldt was a talented photographer who lived from 1865 to 1932. His book is a stunning collection of black and white photographs of plant form. It is an inspiration for gardeners of all kinds, and all passionate gardeners are artists. Bauer’s plant interests lead another way — gardens and world travel, with such titles as The Bagatelle Gardens in Paris, California Gardens, The Huntington Gardens, Sissinghurst and gardens in Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, and numerous other countries. It is a marvelous experience for garden lovers to open these books and remember such places, saying “I saw that, and it was beautiful” or “Yes, I shall go back one day.” If you are planning a trip abroad, Bauer’s is a good starting point. Then, there are specialized books such as David Austin’s lavishly illustrated Heritage of Roses. Austin roses are still admired and grown throughout the world today, from Tokyo to San Diego. This is only one of the many titles in Bauer’s plant book collection. You will have to browse the shelves yourself. Finally, these plant books and plant related titles are an eclectic collection that goes beyond the usual basic books that certainly have their place, but, at Bauer’s, plants books are indeed an easy entry into gardening and culture.

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he Solana Beach Cinco de Mayo Community Fiesta was held on May 6 at La Colonia Park. Traditional and colorful Mexican heritage was on offer, with the festive sounds of Mariachi Orgullo de San Diego and a performance by a professional Ballet Folklorico dance group. Guest also enjoyed piñatas, game booths Larry Hudson of the Imperial Valley Lions Club, Zeny DeCastro and Auring Medina of with prizes, Mexican craft booths, face painters, and fun jumps for the kids. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE the San Diego Executive Lions Club



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SCRIPPS continued from page B1 He is a general, vascular and trauma surgeon who is renowned for his work in trauma and emergency surgical care. Eastman, who took 20 years writing a book published in 2009 about her mother, spent the last 20 months researching and writing this book that just arrived at her house on May 1 – four days before its unveiling on May 5 at the Scripps Legacy Celebration. Hers is a paperback, but guests at the event were to receive leather-bound copies. Eastman said Van Gorder gave her the liberty to organize the book any way she wanted to. As it came together, it took the form of vignettes and historical photos reflecting not just the history of the organization but the history of San Diego, as well. Her work started by seeking out records from Mercy Hospital, founded in 1890 as St. Joseph’s Dispensary. Led by Mother Mary Michael Cummings, the hospital was operated by the Sisters of Mercy and acquired by Scripps Health in 1995. Scripps Hospital and Scripps Metabolic Clinic were started by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924. “I think it’s fascinating that both women set foot in

A group shot of the nurses in the 1930s San Diego in 1890, within five months of each other and set the stage for the what the organization is today,” Eastman said. Among her discoveries at Mercy was a ledger from the hospital’s earliest days that she found in a closed room near the medical archives. On the big facing pages, it listed the patient’s name, date of admission, physician’s name, diagnosis, treatment and religion – including Catholic and non-Catholic (Protestant Christians), Baptized, Jews, Greek Orthodox and even “pagan, heathen and infidel.” After a careful analysis she concluded that the information helped Mother Mary Michael show that they took care of all people, Eastman said.

The book touches on such events as the explosion of the USS Bennington in San Diego Harbor in 1905 – that killed 60 and injured 47 — and the role the Sister of Mercy played in caring for the wounded. The city’s reaction and support during the tragedy was one reason the Navy decided to build a base here, Van Gorder said. Eastman learned things she didn’t know before – that Ada Gillispie, who founded La Jolla’s Gillispie School, was a nurse who “dogged Ellen Browning Scripps to start Scripps Hospital.” The book doesn’t shy away from the internal struggles Scripps Health faced in the 1990s when there were five different chief executive officers

in five years or when they were working to merge the cultures of Scripps Hospital with the Mercy Hospital facilities in 1995, Eastman said. She turned often to her husband to get the “back story.” Having been chief medical officer since 1996, he “knew all the nuances and players in the middle of the maelstrom,” she said. “Chris, to his credit, wanted the full and true story. This is not an ad for Scripps Health.” It even deals with the struggles between Scripps Me-

A patient is transported by stretcher in the 1960s.


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morial and Scripps Clinic. “They were divorced in the ‘40s and remarried three times,” she added. She describes the book as a “cross section of views of Scripps from all stakeholders – physicians, nurses, administrators, board members, volunteers and some patients.” She talked to many people around during the mergers and tough times, as well as those who recall the simpler days when Scripps was on Prospect Street in La Jolla. She talked to the founders of Bay General Hospital in Chula Vista, which joined Scripps Memorial in 1986, and to people involved with Scripps Encinitas, which was San Dieguito Hospital until 1978. And the role of The Scripps Research Institute is a piece of the puzzle, too, since it was part of Scripps Health until the mid ‘90s when it became independent. Now, she added, Michael Marletta, the new CEO there, said he wants to renew the relationship. Eastman said she feels fortunate to have been writing the book “at a time of great hope and enthusiasm” for Scripps Health. She praised Van Gorder for his idea to publish the book. “It was his wish that if we all knew and shared our history, then we would feel like one organization,” she said.


May 10, 2012

Artist, Realtor team up to create zenlike setting in unique home Farrah Fawcett once lived in home, now for sale BY KELLEY CARLSON By a stroke of luck, Realtor Marla Zanelli discovered artist Kate McCavitt’s colorful paintings one day as she was shopping along Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. Zanelli went inside Aja Rugs, where the Asian-influenced artwork was on display, and inquired about the painter. She was given a brochure, and although she didn’t buy anything on the spot, she kept McCavitt’s work in her thoughts. Months later, Zanelli was asked by a friend to clean and stage a house he was selling in Carlsbad. “It has a lot of wall space — it’s an excellent home to show art in,” she said. And Zanelli had the perfect artist in mind. Now, she and McCavitt are working together in harmony, creating a zenlike setting inside a residence that sits just across the street from the ocean, with calming views and gentle breezes. Located at 101 Cannon Road in Carlsbad, the four-bedroom, four-bath home contains 3,126 square feet of space, and is on the market for $1.95 million. Among its features is an elevator, a master bedroom with a meditation room, and a downstairs space that can be used as a movie, play or workout room. The residence — which was rented by Farrah Fawcett for a few years in the early 1990s — spans two lots that total more than 12,000 square feet. Twenty-two of McCavitt’s pieces currently grace the walls, and the home buyer has the option of purchasing the art. Among the titled works are “Papaya,” which incorporates real seeds from the fruit; “Full Moon Lotus,” created with acidactivated rust on iron oxide paint, enabling the color to change over time; “Tic Tac TaoSeparateness-Togetherness,” containing nine moveable 10x10s with art on both sides, all within a 40-inch square wood box; “Winter Moon,” which highlights cranes — birds believed to ferry the souls of the departed to the heavens, according to Asian myths; “Tattoo Suite,” consisting of four individual squares -- each with a mythological creature — combined into one work; and “Entering the Great Kiva,” inspired by McCavitt’s trip to Chaco Canyon, N.M., where ancestral Pueblo people resided. Some of the other displayed paintings are created in the SuiteStickS format, custom canvasses that can be hung horizontal or vertical in which the width/height ratio is approximately 1 to 4. McCavitt also has some pieces in the house featuring the enso, in which the brushed ink of a circle is created in one movement — an expression of one’s spirit in that moment. The Oceanside resident has been studying oriental philosophy since the 1960s, and learning the art of brush painting since 1988. Formerly the owner of a corporate project management company that handled enterprise voice and data installations, McCavitt gave it up several years ago to pursue her artistic passions on a full-time basis. While she is trained as a Sumie — or “Chinese Brush” — artist, McCavitt is selftaught in other genres, merging her techniques into abstract mixed media. She tends to use bold, pure colors; strong contrasts; and heavy textural elements.



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Artist Kate McCavitt and Realtor Marla Zanelli, with McCavitt’s painting ‘Entering the Great Kiva,’ teamed up to transform a house in Carlsbad.

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“For texture, I engrave foils — mostly spherical shapes — and paint them with powdered metals mixed with gloss mediums, or layer them with color over the metallic and collage them on,” she states on her Web site, “I also will add gold mica flakes and miniscule glass or metal beads to create a field of contrast.” McCavitt said she did not create any new pieces for the house on Cannon Road, but drew from inventory that was in between being assigned to a new gallery. “My first thought (when Zanelli contacted me) was that my husband and I both have a saying: My art belongs on any walls other than our own,” McCavitt said in an interview. “If we have an excess inventory of art, it’s better where we have other eyeballs on it.” Also, Zanelli — who is with Prudential California Realty in Del Mar — had an ideal clientele base, McCavitt said. The artist had displayed her work in homes once before, as she had pieces exhibited in a showcase in St. George, Utah, about four years ago. For Zanelli, who has bought and sold real estate for more than 20 years, it was her first time coordinating such a project with an artist. She had previous experience remodeling homes, which was noted by the Cannon Road property’s listing agent, Zanelli’s friend Michael Citrin. “He knew I would do a good job in taking on the project,” Zanelli said. It took about two months to modernize the home, which was built in 1991, she said. In the meantime, Zanelli said she is working on a new listing in Solana Beach and would love to have McCavitt’s work displayed. Along with the Carlsbad house, McCavitt’s art can be seen at Aja Rugs, 143 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach, and at Art & Frames, 936 Orange Ave. in Coronado. An Open house to show the house and art are planned from 1 to 6 p.m. on May 20. To make appointments at other times, call Zanelli at (858) 922-1341.

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