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BY MARSHA SUTTON Sudden changes to the San Dieguito Union High School District music program have caused confusion and consternation among many students, parents and music supporters, some of whom are alarmed that the new regulations will harm the award-winning program. To meet the district’s requirement for two years of physical educa-
tion in both middle school and high school, many music students opted to take Independent Study Physical Education after school, which allowed them to take foreign language and music as their two electives. Music students can still sign up for ISPE as an “extra” class, but the way ISPE will be administered is changing. In the past, music
teachers received a log from students periodically, which showed that kids exercised a certain number of hours each week, said Rick Schmitt, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of educational services. Parents signed off on their children’s physical activity program, which often consisted of walking, jogging, surfing or other unsupervised activity. Music teachers ac-
cepted the parental verifications. Schmitt said this is not legitimate, noting that a parent can’t supervise an internship or sign off on English or math for example. He said the same rules apply to PE, and the ISPE statute is clear. “Music teachers can’t be giving credit for PE,” he said. “You must have it supervised by a professional, and they
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we’re moving it to a supervised program,” he said. So, beginning this fall, incoming seventhgrade students at the district’s four middle schools and all Canyon Crest Academy and San Dieguito Academy high school students can no longer have parents and music teachers sign off on ISPE. Music students can still sign SEE MUSIC, PAGE 6
DM School District to initially consider internal candidates to fill superintendent’s position After a closed meeting held May 16, the Del Mar Union School District board released the following statement regarding its search for a new superintendent to replace retiring superintendent James Peabody: “During the last two years the Del Mar Union School District has been working through a strategic management process that has clearly defined its vision, mission and long-term goals, along with the actions to achieve them. By providing a nurturing, inspiring, and rigorous educational experience for each of our students, the district has
Canyon Crest Academy’s LitMag Club, publisher of the school’s literary magazine, held its inaugural Canyon Crest Academy/Torrey Pines Writers Conference on May 19. Local published authors and writing professionals provided workshops to help students bring their writing to the next level. (Above) Maya Lin-Bronner, Natalie Fry, Carla Nava, Nicola Maytom; (Right) Kathy Krevat with keynote speaker author Martha Lawrence. Photos/Jon Clark
moved forward with a renewed purpose and energy. “The Board believes that to sustain the momentum that has been created the district needs to have continuity in leadership with someone who understands the culture of the district and the intricacies of the strategic management plan. In addition, they are looking for a professional leader who can communicate the district’s vision to all stakeholders. “The Board realizes that this is the most important decision they will make and
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Patrick Kennedy visits Del Mar to advocate mental health care reform BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET
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must have a million-dollar liability.” Schmitt said other school districts have been sued after students were injured during ISPE under the supervision of non-professionals. The district is legally vulnerable, he said, because schools give credit for ISPE. “We’re not going to allow any more unsupervised kids doing this because we’re liable, so
When former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy was charged with driving while intoxicated on Capitol Hill in 2006, he said he was told not to talk about it. “But I talked about it wherever I went, and my constituents told me they were finally glad to talk about these issues,” said Kennedy, who was first elected to Congress at 21, the youngest House Representative in history. “I still
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local Girl Scouts with their Mental Health Awareness Patches, which they earned by doing an extensive amount of outreach and research on mental health stigma. “The way we stop stigma is to start with the young, impressionable minds before they get fixated that people should feel ashamed of their illness,” Kennedy said. “They are the
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Roberts campaign gaining steam from both sides of political spectrum • District 3 Supervisor candidate aims to be familiar face in community Editor’s note: This is the third article in a weekly series profiling the candidates in the District 3 County Supervisor race. The candidates for the District 3 seat include Dave Roberts, Carl Hilliard, Steve Danon, Stephen Pate and Bryan Ziegler. BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET
Under California state law, paid public office holders must collect their salaries, and Solana Beach City Council members are paid $600 per month for the hours of service they dedicate to the city. But being employed full-time in addition to his role as deputy mayor, Dave Roberts saw charitable donations as a better use of that money. “My mom and dad taught me that it was better to give than to receive and I want to set the example for our five young children,” said Roberts, who has donated more than $50,000 in salary pay to local and regional charities such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and Casa de Amistad. Being a leader, not only to his family and community, but on the political front is a driving force behind Roberts’ campaign to become the next District 3 County Supervisor. Voters are waking up to how critical this race is, Roberts said, not only because the winner will be the first new member on the Board of Supervisors in 15 years — and in District 3 in 20 years — but because, due to a recent change in term limits, the entire board will turn over within the next decade. Even though the supervisor seat is non-partisan, Roberts, the only Democratic candidate, could bring a different perspective to the all-Republican board. This could change the climate of the board as it turns over, and Roberts, who would also be the first ever openly gay man elected to the board, could be a leader in that change. “I’ll be the first one there starting this dialogue and talking to potential board colleagues,” Roberts said, adding that he has already gotten started in the job by meeting with current supervisors to discuss and learn about the issues facing District 3.
Dave Roberts Despite his more liberal political affiliation, Roberts said one of his assets is that he gets along with everyone and unites people from across political spectrums. He’s received endorsements from former San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye on the left to former Bush Administration U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs James Peake on the right. “When [Peake] endorsed me, he said ‘I’ve never endorsed a Democrat in my life, but Dave, if you’re a Democrat then I must be a Democrat too because this isn’t about being Democrat or Republican, it’s about serving veterans in San Diego County,’” Roberts said of Peake, who is also a former Army surgeon general. Possibly his most valuable blessing, Roberts has also garnered the endorsement of current District 3 Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, who will leave her seat at the end of the year. “People don’t see me as a political person; they see me as a community leader,” said Roberts. “This is a non-parti-
san race … San Diego is a majority Democratic county, but there’s no Republican or Democratic way to fill a pothole or solve a problem in San Diego County.” When Roberts strolled into Solana Beach’s Java Depot for a recent interview, at least a handful of waves and handshakes came his way. “This is Dave Roberts country,” said Brian Fuller, the coffee shop’s owner. Local businessman Jim Harker, who’s lived in Solana Beach since the 1950s, eagerly approached Roberts and, with a pat on the back, said “I’m afraid we will miss you here on the City Council.” To locals, it may seem as if Roberts is everywhere at once. He drops into numerous events a day with campaign manager Roger Boyd, a longtime Solana Beach resident who got to know Roberts years ago from inviting him in for dinner with his wife, Mary Jane, while Roberts was walking door to door campaigning for City Council. Roberts said he sees the campaign process as a vital time to connect with the community. That’s why he has taken a sabbatical from his job as vice president of government relations for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a cause-based organization focused on the optimal use of information technology in healthcare, to dedicate time to his campaign. In his personal life, Roberts also stays busy with his five adopted children. “It’s been 20 years since there hasn’t been an incumbent on the ballot, so one of the things people want is a leader who’s out in the community, visible, accessible and connected to a number of activities going on,” Roberts said. “I think a lot of people are wondering, ‘Who’s this guy Pam Slater-Price has endorsed?’ and when people get to know me they seem very supportive. When people meet me, I feel like they will vote for me.” May 29 is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot and June 5 is Election Day. For more information on Roberts, visit www.daverobertsforsupervisor.com.
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Jenna Druck Center founder looks at ‘Real Rules of Life’ New book provides practical advice on coping with life’s obstacles BY KELLEY CARLSON CONTRIBUTOR
Life’s paths often contain occasional bumps, but sometimes, a person will stumble upon a huge sinkhole. Dr. Ken Druck, one of the nation’s pioneers in personal transformation, offers advice on how to deal with such obstacles in his new book, “The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms With Your Own.” “This book is about how life really is,” Druck said. “When we get real, we move ahead, move forward ... we become a better, higher expression of ourselves.” Each of the 23 chapters describes one of the “real” rules, and provides practical suggestions and exercises to cope. “Some (exercises) are fun, and some are very revealing right to the core,” Druck said. “I make all the issues actionable.” For example, in the chapter titled “Listening Is Love,” readers learn how and why it is important to tune in to others’ words and actions. They’re directed to an online “report card” to assess the effectiveness of their own skills; in turn, they can ask their friends and family to rate them, and then compare results. In another section, labeled “There Are No Deals: Life’s Real Terms,” people come to terms with the fact that life always has its say, and sometimes they’re forced to go to Plan B, Druck said in an interview. “We don’t get to play God,” he explained, and added the people must live with a sense of humility and flexibility. At the end of the chapter, individuals must recall the “deals” they have made with life, and are then asked to seek an outside perspective. The book is for anyone facing challenges and transitions; it could be relevant to people going through a divorce, a business failure, or parenting a child who is strung out on drugs. It’s also
for those who have reached the point in their lives when it’s time for a change, such as starting a business they have always wanted, changing jobs, or drawing the line with family. Druck said these rules apply equally to organizations, individuals, families, couples and communities. “I thought I’d take the distilled essence of everything I’ve learned, how to survive significant life loss, and write a book,” he said. The Del Mar resident drew much of his inspiration from his experience dealing with the sudden, unexpected death of his 21-year-old daughter, Jenna, in 1996. Jenna, a graduate of Torrey Pines High School, was killed in a bus accident in India while studying abroad with the Semester at Sea program. “The death of my oldest daughter still defies words,” Druck said. “I had absolutely no map when my daughter died. Nothing prepared me.” One of his ways to deal with the situation was to establish the Jenna Druck Center, which serves teen girls and bereaved families through the award-winning Families Helping Families and Spirit of Leadership programs. Also in the book, Ken Druck includes anecdotes from people he has worked with during his 35 years as a coach and consultant. Among his specialty areas are male psychology, executive coaching, organizational consulting, parent effectiveness, healing after loss, and the art of turning adversity into opportunity. Druck has been featured numerous times in print and broadcast media — making appearances on programs such as “Oprah” and “Larry King Live” — and has received honors such as the Visionary Leadership, Distinguished Contribution in Psychology, and Family Advocate awards. Over the years, Druck has met thousands of families struggling to deal with catastrophes such as 911, the Columbine (Colo.) and
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MUSIC continued from page 1 up for ISPE, as an additional class, but it must be with a licensed professional who carries liability insurance. The ISPE policy change will not affect this fall’s eighth-graders and students at Torrey Pines High School and La Costa Canyon High School until the 2013-2014 school year. Licensed professionals can include insured professional coaches, but Schmitt said ISPE students don’t have to be athletes. Participation in any community organization such as the YMCA or Boys & Girls Club, which offers scholarships, is also acceptable. “The only thing that’s different is we’re not allowing music teachers to sign off on PE,” he said. The application period for ISPE opened on April 6 and closes Aug. 17. The goal, a district letter states, is for all students to take regular PE, but the district recognizes that Independent Study
PE might be more appropriate for several categories of students: exceptionally gifted athletes, students wanting to take an advanced course not offered by the district, students with an impacted schedule, those with medical conditions, and those who have already fulfilled their PE requirement. Music students, Schmitt said, are considered to have impacted schedules. A district website with a six-minute video tutorial guides students through the ISPE registration process [www.sduhsd.net/parents_ students/ispe.htm]. One flick of a pen Schmitt said he and his staff began developing the plan last fall and solidified it in Jan. Many parents were surprised to hear about the new policy, learning of the change only after their children registered for 20122013 classes in March and April. In mid-April, when alarm bells went off
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throughout the music community, the district held meetings with principals, counselors, staff members, music booster leaders and the public to explain the policy and provide clear instructions to help music students register – in some cases, re-register – for classes. “We’ve spent the last month communicating the information,” Schmitt said. Charlotte Goldstein, a Carmel Valley Middle School parent whose son will be attending Canyon Crest Academy this fall as a ninth-grader, said she understands the goal was not to destroy the music program but believes the change will nonetheless have a deleterious effect. “The worst crime the district did was not communicating,” said Goldstein. She said district staff did not understand nor explain the change adequately, causing many students to drop music and enroll in regular PE. She also worried that many high-achieving students who take private music lessons and may also play in youth orchestras will no longer take music in school, because the new ISPE sign-up system is complex and they may be reluctant to add another structured after-school activity to an already over-burdened schedule. This, she said, would lower the quality of the overall program and make it less fulfilling for younger students to join. Libby Scott, one of the original members of a movement that brought music instruction back to San Dieguito schools in the late 1990s, also expressed concern. “When I heard that SDUHSD had to make the changes for Band PE, my heart stopped,” Scott said in an email. “The entire community worked so hard all those years ago to bring music back to the schools and, with one flick of a pen and a miscommunication, [this] could totally undermine everything we did and bring it to a screeching halt.” Scott praised Schmitt for saying that “all deadlines are in pencil for band kids and that no music student will be left behind.” She also agreed the new policy is needed “but just not on this timeline,” suggesting a oneyear delay in implementing the new policy. She also suggested an expedited, simplified ISPE sign-up process. “I don’t think it is fair that music
students should have to spend such an inordinate amount of time and effort to sign up for a class that should be part of the curriculum,” she said. Award-winning programs Distressed over the lack of music in local schools, parent activists Patti Malmuth and Libby Scott met in 1996 with dozens of music supporters to form the Foundation to Advance Music Education. Three years later, FAME’s efforts paid off. Today, the district’s music programs are considered some of the best in San Diego County, with over 1,400 SDUHSD music students and music teachers at every school. “The breakthrough came when the San Dieguito Union High School District agreed to partner with the Boys & Girls Club to offer Independent Study PE credit to students wanting to take band/music,” Malmuth said in an email. Scott said there is no room for music, PE and foreign language in students’ schedules. “In SDUHSD, most students feel compelled to take foreign language … to go to college,” she said. ISPE offered a way around the dilemma. But music supporters say the new policies threaten the future of music in the district, primarily because the lack of adequate and timely information about the new ISPE option may have affected music students’ course selections. “The changes to the registration process occurred so late in the game that no one knew what to do nor how to do it,” Scott said. “The paperwork was incorrect and did not mention the ISPE music option that was available.” Students have already registered, with no way to contact them, she said. The district cannot mail a signup form to students, “as that would put them in a situation where they were ‘advertising’ an elective,” she said. Another hurdle, Scott said, is that the new ISPE regulations will cost families money and demand a greater time commitment. “The kids need to find a fully insured physical education program outside of the district … [and] find time for it in their busy schedules,” she said. Lastly, she said the new procedure to sign up for ISPE is arduous, noting that after-school club sports cannot count for ISPE. “The pa-
perwork needed to sign up for ISPE,” Scott said, “is so difficult that some parents and students might look at it and just decide it’s too much of a pain to do.” Scott said the origins of Band PE came from marching band, which allowed music students to get physical exercise while learning and playing music. Sharilyn Parr, parent of an incoming seventh-grader at Earl Warren Middle School, agreed, saying, “Somewhere along the way, the schools stopped marching band. In my view, this was the big mistake, especially in a school like Torrey Pines that has a big emphasis on sports.” Marching band, Parr said, also gave non-athletic kids a way to participate in football games and other high school sporting events, and suggested the district “return a marching band program to the schools so kids can get their exercise and their music at the same time.” Parr said she was not against the policy change because she believes the prior policy was wrong. “Children shouldn’t be able to get out of PE by doing band,” she said. But she did say the new policy “will really hurt the music program.” Scott said the district is allowing an extra course per semester for music students and Schmitt gets “a gold star” for “going beyond the call of duty” to keep the program successful. An ardent music advocate, she remains concerned about the risk to the music program, though, saying the ISPE policy change blind-sided everyone. “Not only does music education provide all of the obvious benefits, but also provides students the manner in which to think creatively and communally,” Scott said. “It’s something like learning a foreign language and performing – a living art form – all together. There is absolutely nothing like it.”
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most important audience.” Kennedy has long been a pioneer for mental health — he’s responsible for introducing legislation to place mental illness under the umbrella of health insurance — and he has been affected by mental health issues in both his own life and indirectly through the lives of his family members and fellow colleagues in Congress. Kennedy mentioned that just last week his cousin, Mary Richardson Kennedy, committed suicide, and he spoke about how several fellow members of Congress confided in him when he returned to Capitol Hill after his alcohol addiction recovery. “They’d tell me how their spouse wanted to commit suicide, how their daughter had an eating disorder, how they themselves battled addiction,” said Kennedy. “They told me all this in confidence.” But it was all those same politicians, Kennedy said, who voted against legislation supporting mental health reform. “They said, ‘Patrick, I come from a different part of the country than you. I’m in the buckle of the Bible belt, and if anyone in my district thinks someone in my family has a mental illness, I’m not going to get reelected like you get re-elected,” Kennedy said.
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Kennedy said even though the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 is on the books, still too many people are being denied insurance reimbursement because illnesses of the brain are often considered elective, like cosmetic surgery. The solution, he said, lies in combating stigma to have better overall acceptance and implementation of the law. He compared the issue to America’s mid-century civil rights movement. “The notion that in 2012 we still allow people to be sent to the colored water fountain is familiar to those in the mental health movement,” Kennedy said. “Mental health is treated differently than health care, when mental health care needs to be part of everyday screening just like any physical illness.” For more information on the Bipolar Foundation, visit www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org.
Three specialty retailers added to Del Mar Highlands Town Center Three specialty retail stores have been added to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center – Leaf & Kettle, baker & olive and Sunglass Cabana. The stores join a variety of contemporary dining, shopping and entertainment options attracted to the popular shopping center following its recent $20 million renovation. “Leaf & Kettle, baker & olive and Sunglass Cabana are a welcome addition to what is becoming an incredible diversity of dining, shopping and entertainment options at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president and general manager of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. “The re-imagining of the shopping center has proven a tremendous success and asset to the community.” A gourmet foods store specializing in fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars, baker & olive, is expanding from its current location in Encinitas to a second store at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The shop is also known for its selection of specialty food items including honey, jams, spices, rubs, and sweet treats and its expertise in all things gourmet. Sunglass Cabana is a New York-based retailer of highend, fashion and prescription sunglasses. The store also offers a variety of sun protection eyewear accessories. Among the brands carried by the Sunglass Cabana are Gucci, Christian Dior, Oakley and Tom Ford. Leaf & Kettle will offer its customers a fascinating selection of premium loose teas and teaware from around the world. The shop combines 5,000 years of authentic tea traditions with modern innovations in an accessible, service-oriented environment. For more information about the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, located at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, please visit www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com.
Bazaar del Mundo restaurant coming to Del Mar Highlands in former Red Robin location The lease is signed and planning is underway for a new restaurant for Mexican cuisine aficionados and families at Del Mar Highlands Town Center from Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group. The new restaurant will take the former Red Robin space and is expected to open in spring 2013. In keeping with its sister restaurants, Casa de Pico in La Mesa, Casa Guadalajara in Old Town and Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad, the new family-friendly entity will serve authentic, regional Mexican cuisine. “We work hard to cultivate tenants who have San Diego origins,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president and general manager for Donahue Schriber, owner and operator of Del Mar Highlands Town Center. “We’re thrilled to welcome Diane Powers’ latest venture to our line-up of top restaurants, as she continues her history of creating beautiful restaurants and delicious Mexican cuisine for families all over San Diego County.” The building will undergo a complete renovation and expansion, and reflect Powers’ sense of design that uniquely captures the spirit of Mexico. The restaurant’s expansion will include outdoor dining with her signature colorful umbrellas, authentic Talavera tiled fountains and specimen plants. Dining rooms will be filled with fine Mexican folk art, comfortable furniture, hand-painted stucco walls and chairs upholstered in colorful handwoven Zapotec fabrics from Oaxaca, Mexico. Jewel-like glass and brass lanterns will cascade from the ceiling. The menu, now in design, will showcase entrees made with a variety of fresh sauces, seafood dishes, healthy choice options, vegetarian and gluten-free items, as well as a children’s menu. Also featured will be the same frosty, giant margaritas that have led to the popularity of Powers’ restaurants. Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant is at the entrance to Old Town on the corner of Taylor and Juan Streets. Casa de Pico is located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, (619)463-3267. Casa de Bandini is located at 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, (760) 634-3443. For more information call (619)296-3161 or visit www.bazaardelmundo.com.
May 24, 2012
Longtime Rocco’s stylists to join The California Cuts at Piazza Carmel While longtime Del Mar Highlands tenant Rocco’s Hair Design will close its doors on May 31, its popular stylists — Hortie, Vanessa, Kim, and Martha — will be joining the team at The California Cuts in the Piazza Carmel shopping center in Carmel Valley (anchored by Vons/Souplantation) on June 1. Piazza Carmel is located at 3810 - 3890, Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130. Like Rocco’s, The California Cuts has served this area for over 20 years. “The California Cuts is family owned and operated, believing in having top stylists who charge reasonable prices,” said Jeanette Newell of The California Cuts. “We also believe in taking appointments and keeping a large staff on daily so our clients don’t have to wait!” For more information, visit www.thecaliforniacuts.com or call 858-792-9282.
Talk on a ‘healthy heart’ to be held June 13 in Del Mar “Maintaining a Healthy Heart” is the topic to be discussed by Mark Kalina, M.D., on Wednesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at the Del Mar Library. The event is sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections and is open to the public. Dr. Kalina, a medical doctor and internist who received his degree from Case-Western University, envisions a new paradigm in medicine. He notes that “We have arrived at a time of incredible possibility for healing and transformation.” He will discuss new frontiers in ways to maintain a healthy heart. Because of limited space, reservations are required. Please call 858-792-7565 or contact email@example.com.
The Habit Burger Grill to open in Solana Beach The Habit Burger Grill, a California-based restaurant brand, announced recently the opening of its third San Diego area restaurant in Solana Beach on Wednesday, May 30, located at 909 Lomas Santa Fe Drive just east of the 5 freeway. With two existing restaurants in Mission Valley and Carmel Mountain, and over 50 locations across California and Arizona, The Habit continues its expansion in its home state with this new restaurant in Solana Beach. Eager local area residents can get a sneak peek of the tasty menu during their charity tie-in events on Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day). On Sunday, The Habit will be open for lunch (from 12-2 p.m.) and dinner (from 5-7 p.m.) and on Monday the 28th will be open for lunch (12-2 p.m.) and will donate 100 percent of all proceeds on those days to the local Boys & Girls Club, Aquatic Department, Duchenne San Diego and Share Our Strength (respectively). The Habit Burger offers “high quality and great service at reasonable prices” ($2.95 for an original ‘Charburger’). The Habit also serves freshly grilled sandwiches, specialty salads tossed to order, onion rings, sweet potato fries and a variety of hand-blended shakes and malts. For more information, visit www.habitburger.com. Follow The Habit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/habitburger, on Twitter at @HabitBurger and on YouTube at www. youtube.com/habittube.
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Ashley Falls students shine at science event Ashley Falls Elementary School students participated in the San Diego County Office of Education Science Field Day (http://www.sdcoe.net/lret2/science/?loc=esfd) on May 12. Led by science teacher Mr. Miller and parent coaches, Ashley Falls’ young scientists participated in 14 events and came away with a haul of 11 medals: 6 First Place, 3 Second Place, 1 Fourth Place, and 1 Fifth Place.
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Canyon Crest Academy students recently honored at the 58th Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair included (Advisor: Wendy Slijk): •Manita Singh (Senior) — 1st place: Engineering-Material Biology •Dillon Patel (Sophomore) — 1st place: Engineering - Energy and Transportation •Vaishnavi Rao (Junior) — 1st place: Biochemistry •Yousuf Soliman (Sophomore) — 1st place: Computer Science •Michelle Xie (Senior) — 1st place: Behavior/Soc Acoustical Society of America, San Diego Chapter •Bianca Ray Avalani (Junior) — 1st place: Computer Science •Nikita Akkala (Junior) — 2nd place: Medicine •Eric Chen (Sophomore) — 1st place: Medicine •Sara D’Souza (Sophomore ) —1st place Biochemestry •Wynton Goulding (Junior) — 2nd place — Medicine •Nicholas Merchant-Wells (Junior) — 4th place: Environmental
Del Mar Village Association’s Sunset Soiree to be held June 21 The Del Mar Village Association will hold its popular annual Summer Solstice event in at the Powerhouse Park in Del Mar on June 21, from 5-8 p.m. This event celebrates the arrival of summer with food and wine tastings from Del Mar restaurants and California wineries and breweries. Guests have the opportunity to taste food from more than 20 Del Mar restaurants and 15 California wineries and breweries while enjoying live music and a silent auction. Powerhouse Park in Del Mar is located at 1658 Coast Boulevard in Del Mar. Cost is $60 per person. Purchase tickets early as the event has sold out in advance for the last five years in a row. For more information, visit www.summer.delmarmainstreet.com/
SB celebrates Memorial Day with public ceremony The City of Solana Beach and Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5431 will co-host a Memorial Day ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 28, at La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Avenue. Camp Pendleton Young Marines will be the honor guard. State Senator Mark Wyland will be the guest speaker, as well as Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian and Randy Treadway, Post Commander for VFW Post 5431. The Santa Fe Christian School Band will perform patriotic songs. For more information, please call 858-720-2453.
St. Peter’s offers remembrance for Memorial Day The annual Community Memorial Day Service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. After a traditional service of hymns and prayer, there will be a Memorial Roll Call, during which names of deceased members of the armed services will be read. The service will conclude with Taps. The featured speaker for this year’s Memorial Day Service is Lt. Col. Larry G. Brown, USMC. He is currently assigned to Third Marine Air Wing, MCAS Miramar. Larry, his wife, and two daughters are active members of St. Peter’s. Please contact the church office at 858-755-1616 as soon as possible if you would like to include the name of a deceased military member, so that they may be remembered and prayed for during this important service. St. Peter’s Del Mar is located at 334 14th St. in Del Mar Village, one block east of Highway 101.
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Community â€˜play dateâ€™ raises money for a special fifth-grader BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET
If thereâ€™s anything that makes Solana Beach special, itâ€™s the entire community coming together to help raise money for one standout kid to go on a study abroad trip this summer. Thatâ€™s what happened recently for Rubie Wexler, an Eden Gardens resident who was chosen by People to People to represent Southern California as a Student Ambassador. Rubie, a 5th grade student at Skyline Elementary, is one of 28 delegates nationwide to get to go on a study abroad program throughout Western Canada in July. In order to make the trip possible, her family came together to plan a â€œcommunity play dateâ€? on May 20 at La Colonia Park to help raise money for the trip. More than 350 attended the public event, which featured hula dancers, a magic show, zumba, a bake walk, face painting, shaved ice, funnel cakes and a variety of local vendors. All proceeds from sales, a raffle and silent auction also benefited Rubieâ€™s endeavor, said her mom, Lisa Wexler. â€œWe have a big family and we love parties,â€? said Wexler of the event. â€œSo I decided weâ€™re just going to throw it all out there and make a bam out of this.â€? Wexler said she is so proud of her daughter and that itâ€™s no surprise Ruby was chosen for this honor. â€œWhen you meet Ruby, sheâ€™s
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Clockwise from left: Lana Hernandez, Bobby and Lisa Wexler, Mary Hernandez, Deputy Mayor Dave Roberts, Solana Beach Councilwoman Lesa Heebner, and sisters Marley, Roxann, Jessy and Rubie Wexler.
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‘The way you live your life is important because you don’t know when it will be over’ This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. BY JEANNE MCKINNEY She was just a child in Bangkok, Thailand, when she was exposed to a shocking scene during the Vietnam War. Her father, an American Air Force officer, was stationed at Dong Muang Air Base and would take her and her brother into the office with him. One day, a plane landed and she watched as body bags were unloaded, one after another. Her father told her to never forget that “young people are the ones who bear the brunt of war.” This distinctive childhood memory was present years later, in 1993, when she answered a handsome young officer’s proposal with, “Ask me to marry you again when we’re not in a war zone.” Earlier, in 1990, they had met in Puerto Rico – she on a drug interdiction assignment for the Air Force and he, her Navy counterpart. “I didn’t particularly like him at first — he wasn’t my type.” However, she admired that he was hard-charging and had a plan and soon began to fall in love. For Lieutenant Hal Pittman, it was immediate attraction for this dark-haired beauty. “She was
outgoing, fun and adventurous.” Another assignment called her away from Puerto Rico and Hal. Ahead, a noble legacy was to continue. Rebecca Lynn Feaster is a descendent of generations of American military service members, starting with the Continental Army, to later include Confederate forces, and she is African-American. Rebecca says, “If you really love your country, you serve it. With greatness comes sacrifice. It’s not just about taking and taking.” Because she’s spent so much time overseas — her entire life entwined with the military — she believes, “This is the greatest country on the planet. To be born in the United States, you’re in the top 5 percent of the world’s population in relation to accessible resources and opportunities.” With this, she considers, “How do you give and live your life so it’s an exemplary one?” Rebecca’s father, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, joined the military because he was a black man in the 1950s who had a college degree and few chances to use it in civilian society.
Her sister Hilary is an Air Force Lt. Colonel on the rise, currently serving in Afghanistan. Rebecca and her siblings learned from their father to do the right thing, work hard, and to pursue something they had a passion for. After attending middle and high schools in Wethersfield, Conn., Rebecca considers herself blessed to have received her commission through an ROTC scholarship that helped her earn an economics degree at Tufts University. From there she joined the Air Force as a munitions officer, but it wasn’t her passion. Thankfully, a senior officer allowed Rebecca to change career fields and get into public affairs. Rebecca and Hal’s careers crossed again during deployments to the Gulf and Saudi Arabia in 1992. “Our paths were going to collide, no matter what geography was between us.” So after a two-and-a-half-year courtship, when somehow they knew “the time was right,” she left the Air Force and became a Navy wife. Rebecca has been with Rear Admiral Pittman most
(Left) Rear Admiral Pittman and Rebecca Feaster-Pittman; (Right) Rebecca and Evan Pittman (COURTESY OF REBECCA FEASTER-PITTMAN)
there’s a potential suicide bomber threat in this hotel and we have to put mattresses on the windows. Can I call you back?” “He was so kind and sweet and loving,” which made her think, “Oh no, the last thing this man’s going to hear from me is this horrifying rant.” She hung up the phone and was scared. In 2004, Hal, then based at Central Command, was with General Abizaid’s team visiting an Iraqi police station in Fallujah when a handful of snipers attacked. Rebecca heard from one of Hal’s mentors at the Pentagon, “We think everything is fine. If there were [American] injuries, we’d know about them.” But there were hours
wondering if her husband was safe. Later, Hal emailed asking if they had enough life insurance on him. Rebecca says, “We [in the military] have to prepare for doing this life without our soul mates.” Rebecca’s own mother has been a role model on making the most of hard situations. Rebecca has turned trials to triumphs with a self-made business. Utilizing her master’s degree in international public policy from John Hopkins University and years working in public affairs, she works with executive and community groups across the U.S. on how to SEE PATRIOT, PAGE 17
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BY SHANTI MAYBERRY Sixteen women gathered in Del Mar on April 21 for a “HighTea” Celtic bridal shower to celebrate the engagement of Jennifer Mayberry and Joe La Manna, who will be married this coming December at the Del Mar Powerhouse. The shower was given by Jenny’s mother, Shanti Mayberry, at the family home in Del Mar. Ceremonies of the day included a piano concert by grandmother Patricia Hill, followed by Celtic bridal blessings and the old English custom of wishing the couple good fortune, happiness and health with special gifts from Joe’s mother and sister of “something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new.” The grand finale after the champagne Jennifer Mayberry toast and gift presentations was a hilarious skit performed by entertainer Toby Prager who played Geszelda, a very wild fairy Godmother. The couple lives in Missoula, Montana, where Jennifer is executive director of Firesafe Montana and Joe is completing his Ph.D in wildlife biology and climate change at the university. He is the recipient of a three-year EPA star fellowship grant for his research on migratory songbirds and Aspen tree decline. They plan to spend their honeymoon birding, snorkeling and hiking in Belize and Guatemala. Both Jenny and Joe are proactive environmentalists and hope to do their part in protecting the Earth’s eco-systems.
(Left) Girl Scouts: (L-R) Melissa Thomas of Rancho Santa Fe (3,009 boxes), Caroline Sanborn of Carmel Valley (2,012 boxes) and Roni Nelson of Rancho Santa Fe (4,082 boxes). Photo/ Peggy Peattie
CV Girl Scout #3 in sales for Operation Thin Mint Girl Scout and Rancho Santa Fe resident Veronica (Roni) Nelson was this year’s Operation Thin Mint’s top cookie seller, clocking in at a whopping 4,082 boxes. Roni – along with Melissa Thomas of Rancho Santa Fe (3,009 boxes) and Caroline Sanborn (2,012 boxes) of Carmel Valley – were honored with other top cookie sellers on May 12, at Girl Scouts San Diego’s 11th annual Operation Thin Mint® Sendoff aboard the USS Midway. As top sellers (defined by those who reach 2,012 or more boxes sold in 2012), the girls had the opportunity to ride in a helicopter at OTM and join other VIPs on stage and at a special reception. Since 2002, San Diego Girl Scout troops and their cookie customers have sent more than 2 million boxes of America’s favorite cookies and countless notes of support to deployed troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Japan, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
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Women in Business Symposium returns
he 13th annual Sheila McDonnell Women in Business Symposium was held May 17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center. The event featured keynote speakers Colette Carlson, an author and human behavior expert, and a Eileen McDargh, world-renowned speaker known for “Radical Resilience Staying Rightside Up in an Upside Down World!” Mimi Donaldson was master of ceremonies. The day also included 10 roundtable discussions and 65 exhibitors. Visit www.WIBSymposium.com. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
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PATRIOT continued from page 14 handle crises. She delivers more than a dozen courses and her personal favorite (which is often requested) is about understanding Islam, backed by her studies and having lived as a Christian in Muslim countries such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Her love and joy is being part of the Feaster-Pittman team in support of their 13-year-old son Evan, unusually gifted in music and athletics. Heâ€™ll answer his momâ€™s question about his day at school with, â€œLetâ€™s not talk about school. What happened in the world today?â€?
May 24, 2012 The former young Navy Lieutenant describes his wife, the reluctant former Air Force officer as, â€œwarm, open and kind, yet practical. I donâ€™t know anyone Iâ€™d rather hang out with.â€? She says marrying her persistent suitor was, â€œthe very best decision Iâ€™ve ever made. Iâ€™m blessed to have him in my life.â€? Theyâ€™re moving on to the next challenge as Rear Admiral Pittman retires. â€œWe still have a son to get through college.â€? From a shocked little girl overseas to a woman contributing much to her country, Rebecca advises, â€œThe way you live your life is important because you donâ€™t know when it will be over.â€?
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lence,â€? he said. Druck also co-founded Community Leaders for Youth with businessman, speaker and author Stedman Graham and Quantum Learning Network President Bobbi DePorter. And Druck finds time for his family, which includes his â€œEarth daughter,â€? Stephanie, who lives in San Diego; his â€œangel daughter,â€? Jenna; and the 16,000 girls who have been a part of the Spirit of Leadership program at the Jenna Druck Center. â€œI have spiritually adopted daughters everywhere,â€? Druck said of the diverse group. â€œThey are all fiercely determined, wonder-
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candidate, they will immediately begin a comprehensive superintendent search.â€? The district said the board will announce June 6 if it has decided to hire an internal candidate and, if so, ratify a contract at the boardâ€™s June 27 meeting. If an internal candidate is not found for the superintendent position, the board will start a â€œcomprehensive searchâ€? at its June 27 meeting, with the goal of finding a new superintendent within four to six months. In that case, an interim superintendent will be appointed at the boardâ€™s July 25 meeting.
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One Paseo: Opportunity or Opportunism For all those who have waded through the voluminous Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed One Paseo development, “You can’t get there from here!” is no longer just the punch line of a joke. It is now a formal engineering assessment of future traffic circulation to and through the heart of our Carmel Valley community if this development is allowed to go forward on the massive scale proposed. Whether you’re a parent or student trying to get to school before first bell, or a business person trying to make an early morning meeting or get home for dinner with your family, your current commute will soon be lengthened dramatically. If the developer’s “If you build it, they [jobs] will come” rationale proves true, so will the final scene from the same movie (“Field of Dreams”): cars lined up for
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miles at the Del Mar Heights Road freeway on- and offramps, transforming our community’s major thoroughfare into a parking lot several times a day. For those who support the project in its current form in hopes it will bring a favorite shopping destination such as Trader Joe’s closer, ask yourself this: does it really require building an additional half a million square feet of office space plus one million square feet of high rise residential and hotel to deliver what’s important to you? You can have your Trader Joe’s and much, much more within the 500,000 square feet the developer is already entitled to build. What do you gain by having him build four times that amount, aside from traffic congestion that will make you wish you had driven to Encinitas to shop? And if you’re anticipating pleasant strolls through
a much-publicized expansive community-gathering area, a small disappointment awaits you there too. Small as in the actual size of an area compressed by significant building and landscape setbacks. And instead of relaxing in blue sky and sunshine over one- to threestory buildings depicted in the developer’s renderings, you’ll be covered in pervasive shadows cast by the surrounding 8- and 10-story office and apartment buildings that are conveniently obscured in the developer’s renderings. But recently there are rays of hope. A growing number of your neighbors are working tirelessly analyzing the 4,000-page DEIR to expose the truths of this massive deception and rally support for meaningful community input. And a number of City Council members, having earlier been enticed by the developer’s siren song
of huge job creation potential, are now willing to look past Kilroy’s munificent political contributions to question whether One Paseo isn’t just a modern day version of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” with promised opportunity being revealed as naked opportunism. What can you do? Despite Kilroy’s determination to by-pass the community in pursuing development plan approval, most of us, including citizen groups such as “What Price Main Street?” (www.whatpricemainstreet.com), still welcome the concept of One Paseo. What we and a growing core of residents oppose is the developer’s goal of “super-sizing” it into a homerun for its shareholders at the sacrifice of our community’s character and livability. We now have an opportunity to tell the San Diego Planning Commission and
City Council that One Paseo should be right-sized to a scale that will enable the developers to mitigate at least some of the traffic and other infrastructure overloads it creates. If you agree, please take a few moments to sign one of the petitions you’ll find in your neighborhood or on the website above. They simply request that the City Council direct the developer to go back to the community’s elected representative body, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, and modify its development plan to incorporate the goals of all parties. The time it will take to add your signature to this expression of community will is but a tiny fraction of the amount of additional time it will take you to navigate through our community if the project is approved in its proposed scale. Robert Freund Carmel Valley
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Fun facts about your June 5 ballot. Roseanne Barr is running for president, seeking the nomination of the Green Party. One candidate for the American-Independent nomination is named “Mad Max.” The Libertarians have NINE presidential candidates. Brian Bilbray’s daughter Briana, who supports medical marijuana, is a candidate for Republican County Committee. The Republican presidential ballot lists six contenders, including Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. Remember them? Once again, California’s late primary leaves the state with no meaningful voice in a presidential nomination. This frees my Republican friends to in-
dulge in whimsy and vote from their hearts, perhaps to write in Grover Norquist. I really miss Newt. Yes on 28. I oppose legislative term limits. They rob state legislatures of institutional memory and needed expertise — and they empower corporate lobbyists. This ballot measure does not undo term limits. It simply allows someone elected to the Assembly or the state Senate to serve all of his or her term-limited years in one house, thus reducing the number of Assembly members who run for the Senate. And it would encourage the development of skill and expertise in the workings of one house or the other — something sadly missing in Sacramento. Prop 28 also would reduce the total number of years one could serve in either or both houses from 14 to 12. The measure applies only to newly elected legislators. It would not extend the term of anyone currently serving. Yes on 29. The only opposition to this sensible public health measure comes from Big Tobacco ($30M) and some of the small businesses that sell cigarettes. Prop 29 raises
the tax on cigarettes and spends the money on cancer research. No on A. San Diego voters should reject this anti-labor initiative. Even anti-tax advocate Scott Barnett opposes it, because if it passes, San Diego will lose out on millions in state construction funds. No on B. This San Diego measure is part of Carl DeMaio’s campaign for mayor. It proposes to “fix” the pension crisis by ending fixed-benefit pensions and forcing future city employees, without the cushion of Social Security, into riskier 401-k retirement accounts. Independent analysis shows that this switch will cost the city money, not save money. Of the four mayoral candidates, only Bob Filner opposes this scape-goating plan to blame and punish city employees for a financial crisis they did not cause. Judges. After consultation with attorney friends, I am voting for Terrie Eileen Roberts, George Schaeffer, and Garland Peed. Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent letter stated that our rejection of One Paseo is like Marin County’s rejection of a Lucas Films Production company. Well, it’s not. Certainly Carmel Valley would welcome a Google or Microsoft business here – and indeed I would welcome a Lucas Films production company. Those kinds of companies would yield high paying professional jobs where employees would be able to afford our Carmel Valley homes and, indeed, embrace our CV culture and lifestyle, and live here. One
Paseo jobs will be low paying jobs, held by far away commuters. That same letter said Carmel Valley is missing a heart and that One Paseo would provide one. Building more office, hotel, and retail, along with increased traffic, does not make a heart. Like the Tin Man, we find our heart from within, and we have a heart. It’s our walk-to parks, bicycle friendly roads, our schools, and our children. Let’s not break it. Dave Wolfson Carmel Valley resident and business owner
Project height and density compromise warranted The Carmel Valley community is being asked to endorse a plan that is too dense for the neighborhood because the developer bought the land at the top of the market and needs to capture the economic return that they projected when they purchased the land thus the density increase request. We should not be held hostage in this manner. Yes it would be nice to have a development like Santana Row in our area. However, Santana Row’s ingress and egress is totally different than the access to
One Paseo. We do not need additional traffic lights in between High Bluff and El Camino Real. We also do not desire to see 10-story buildings along El Camino Real. The character of the area will vastly change as a result. I am not against mixed use development at that location. I am against the level of development proposed. A compromise in the height and density of the proposed project is warranted. Sara Isgur
May 24, 2012
Letters to the Editor/Opinion
TP planners release statement on One Paseo amendment The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board recently unanimously approved the following statement on the One Paseo Precise Plan Amendment: “The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board (TPCPB) is taking this opportunity to respond to the San Diego Development Services – Carmel Valley Employment Center, Unit Two, Precise Plan Amendment (PPA) for the One Paseo Project issued March 29, 2012. As a Responsible Agency, we believe it is our obligation to provide comments to Development Services and offer our opinion to our neighboring Carmel Valley Community Planning Board. The TPCPB reserves the right to amend,
under separate cover, this document as new details and research become available up until the end of the comment period ending May 29, 2012 or as part of the administrative record after public comment is closed. “The Torrey Pines Community Plan states, “the vision of this community plan is to provide the highest possible quality of life for residents and businesses while preserving the community’s unique natural environment. The TPCPB, as a duly elected agency, is responsible to both its current residents and future generations.“ The TPCPB hopes to direct the attention of Development Services and the Carmel Valley Planning Board to some of
the key impacts the zoning change proposed by the PPA will have on its neighboring community to the west. “The PPA requests a zoning change for a 23.6-acre lot, from CVPD-EC to CVPDMC, on the northeast portion of Unit 2. The TPCPB believes that this zoning change will have far-reaching negative impacts to both communities, and adjoining regions, that will not be mitigated. The PPA presents an attractive development concept but shows it as if the proposed 23.6-acre development stands in isolation. It does not. The failure of the PPA to address the impact of the proposal on its surroundings is a fatal flaw. “The PPA fails to recog-
nize the relationship of Carmel Valley to Torrey Pines. The PPA does not address the fact that many public facilities and safety services located in Carmel Valley also serve Torrey Pines. With increased traffic it is likely that police, fire, and emergency services will have a slowed response time to Torrey Pines. An increase in traffic will also hinder access for Torrey Pines residents to shared public facilities such as the library, recreation center, parks, elementary schools and high schools. Traffic may also be expected to flow onto Torrey Pines area residential streets at peak hours, although the PPA does not address this problem. Increased side-street traffic will
How to stop obesity before it starts BY DR. JEFFREY MASON AND DONNA PINTO We have heard time and again about our nation’s obesity epidemic, and one way we can tackle the crisis is to look at where it often begins — in childhood. In California alone, more than 30 percent of children ages 10 to 17 are obese or overweight. The national trend also is alarming — the obesity rate among children and adolescents has nearly tripled since 1980. Without immediate action, these children will likely become obese adults and a recent study indicates that this is an issue of life and death. Obese children are twice as likely as their healthy-weight peers to die from disease before age 55, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, obesity is also straining our national economy with America spending $147 billion in direct health care costs associated with poor diet and physical inactivity, according to the UnitedHealth Foundation’s 2011 America’s Health Ranking®. We cannot remain idle. That’s why UnitedHealthcare is supporting six organizations in Southern California to help fight the obesity epidemic, aided by a $1,000 grant to each group through the UnitedHealth HEROES program. More than 280 schools and community-based organizations
nationwide, including 12 in California, have received UnitedHealth HEROES grants to implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity in their communities. We are encouraging youth, parents, educators and members of the community to join us in this effort. It can be as simple as the program from SuperFood Drive and their “SuperKids for SuperFoods Program,” which empowers middle school youth to lead SuperFood Drives to benefit low-income communities in need of healthy food. SuperKids were presented a tote bag filled with nonperishable SuperFoods, recipe cards and coupons to inspire 1,200 students to eat healthy at a local “highneed” middle school. This spring, students taught their peers and families about healthy eating, nutrition, label reading and how to create healthy recipes. Here are additional ideas on how to help keep kids active and eating right: Nutrition • Have your kids help in the kitchen, packing a healthy lunch or making a nutritious dinner. • Have a basket of fruit and vegetables out for kids to snack on throughout the day. • Have your kids try one new food every week; you never know if your children will like eggplant if
they don’t try it! • Experiment with smoothies. Carrots, spinach, a handful of berries and some low-fat yogurt make a delicious and nutritious treat. Kids will think it’s dessert! Activities • Encourage your child to walk or bike to school. If you drive them, arrive early and take a walk around the school before starting the day or when you pick them up at the end of the day. • Some city recreation centers have indoor pools for a nominal fee. • If you belong to a gym, take your child with you. Many gyms have a childcare center with lots of activities to entertain
kids while mom and dad are working out. • Stretch your legs and go for a hike or a walk. It’s time to empower youth as problem-solvers in the fight against childhood obesity. If we work together as a community, we can achieve our common goal of helping our children’s generation overcome obesity. To learn more about the HEROES program or how to apply for HEROES grants, visit www.ysa.org/ HEROES. Dr. Jeffrey Mason is the senior medical director of UnitedHealthcare of Southern California. Donna Pinto is the resource development consultant for the SuperFood Drive in Solana Beach.
have a direct impact on our residents as well as amplify the problem of egress and delayed emergency responses. “While we commend the PPA for offering to bring a “heart to Carmel Valley” the TPCPB believes that Carmel Valley already has a “heart” that the PPA ignores. Development Unit 9, 168 acres immediately to the east of the proposed zoning area, has been zoned as a “Town Center” since 1986. Hundreds of millions of dollars, both public and private, have gone into “mixed-use” development of retail space, high-density housing, and many public facilities, including schools, a library and a recreation center. The PPA
makes scant attempt to integrate its’ proposed village with the existing adjacent Carmel Valley designated Town Center. “The TPCPB believes that a multi-use project of the scale that the proposed zoning change would allow, up to 1,800,000 s.f. and more than 4,000 parking spaces, is simply too large and will have too may unmitigated negative consequences. The TPCPB urges that the zoning of the Carmel Valley Employment Center Unit 2 remain an Employment Center and that it be restricted to fulfilling its original purpose of providing 510,000 s.f. of commercial space.” Dennis Ridz,chair, Bob Shopes, secretary
Vote ‘No’ on fundamental changes to the area Why is there so much uproar about One Paseo? Undoubtedly because it will fundamentally change the Carmel Valley-Del Mar area forever! I don’t understand why there isn’t the same uproar over the proposed Del Mar Village Specific Plan! If you read it all, it will fundamentally change the small-town village of Del Mar forever! Why are the owners of One Paseo proposing such a fundamental change? Obviously only one reason – money, at the expense of everything else! Why is the Del Mar City Council proposing such a fundamental change? Obviously only one reason – money, at the expense of everything else! These are but two strong similarities of the two
proposed projects. Others include: Neither proposal was initiated, or requested by the public; both will, logically, create traffic, parking and pedestrian havoc (unless we all give up driving in favor of walking, bike riding and taking the bus); both will block views of surrounding residents; both are intended to replicate “a large European village” (all crammed in). There are many other similarities, if you think about it, and there is nothing wrong with making money, but do areas really have to fundamentally change forever to make money, at the expense of everything else? Let’s speak out and vote “No!” Ralph Peck Del Mar
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Each year Del Mar Little League recognizes its student-athletes that achieve excellence in academics through the DMLL Academic All-American program. “The goal of the program is to create incentive for our players to do well in school through recognition and acknowledgment,” said Larry Jackel, Del Mar Little League president. The program recognizes current active DMLL players that achieve straight “A’s” in the classroom during the little league baseball season. Del Mar Little League will honor their student-athletes on Saturday, June 2, as part of the league’s championship Saturday activities. “We are excited about the opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our student-athletes,” said Jackel. “These kids have committed themselves to succeeding in the classroom and contributing to the success of their teams on the field. We want to thank them for their hard work and dedication.” Del Mar Little League is proud to announce the 2012 Academic All-American Pro-
gram Award Recipients and congratulates them all for their accomplishments: Miguel Arguelles, William Attisha, Brian Balo, Andrew Beamer, Jack Behrend, Davis Bone, Derek Bragado, Connor Brashears, Matthew Caprice, Justin Diehl, Cade Eastlack, Wyatt Eastlack, Ben Ehrlich, Jack Farfel, Colin Ffrench, Erik Francis, Corbin Fricker, Spencer Gaut, Michael Hao, Jason Heine, Daniel Hoppen, Max Isaacman, Benjamin Jackel, William Jo, Kevin Kampfer, Rishi Kiran, Kathryn Lynn, Jake Maier, Tyler Masuda, Ted Merrifield, Michael (MJ) Metz, Charlie Miller, Jack Mittemeyer, Andrew Moehringer, A.J. Morgan, Gavin Navarro, Austin Navarro, Miguel Nepomuceno, Mitchell Park, Jonathan Park, Ryan Parkes, Alex Pistorius, Andrew Plewe, Rithvik Rao, Sam Reissmann, Cade Remy, Graham Rice, Matthew Rosenfield, Ryan Sanborn, Ben Schlesier, Conor Sefkow, Jack Shimkin, Ethan Tao, Daniel Wang, Ethan Whitby, Christopher White, Zachary Wiygul, Brian Xia, Camden Yu, Jacob Zhang. Visit www.dmll.org Del Mar Little League League Standings as of 5/20/12 Juniors Team
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League Highlights Del Mar Little League regular season games continued this week in the lower divisions. All of the upper divisions are into the League Championship playoffs. On Saturday May 21 the Majors League Championships finals were played. The AA and AAA championship games will be played this week. Congratulations to our 2012 Majors League Champions American League: Blue Jays National League: Brewers Congratulations to our recent Home Run hitters: Majors: Grant Anderson (Giants), Sean Bingham (Angels), Alex Maher (Giants), Ty McGuire (Athletics), Jack Mittemeyer (Mets), Colin Myers (Twins), Cade Remy (Twins), Nicholas Rhodes (Giants), Bradley Polinsky (Cardinals), Jacob Sclar (Mets), Parker Williams (Red Sox), Brian Xia (Cubs) AAA: Juan Ignacio Cabanas (Owlz), Benjamin Marks (Rattlers) League Reminders For league updates, scores and standings visit the league website at www.dmll.org
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North Shore Girls dominate at DMLL PHR event The girls from North Shore Girls Softball took full advantage of their opportunity at Del Mar Little League’s Pitch Hit and Run event held at Sage Canyon Elementary. This was the first year DMLL included a girl’s division and North Shore Girls swept the Overall Winners category and also won several individual titles. Winners from the local competition advance to sectionals with a chance to compete at Petco Park. Congratulations to (L-R) Claire Sefkow, Anna Herrmann, Amanda Benbow and Nikki Wood.
Winning Solana Beach Seahawks Lacrosse finish season undefeated The 4th and 5th grade girls “Seahawks” from Adrenaline Lacrosse beat the Coronado Islanders in the championship match May 20 to cap a perfect 13-0 season. The Seahawks were led by team MVP Kirra Fazio, who also won the Ms Adrenaline award. Emma Reeves won the Leagues Best Defensive Player award and Sophia Beyer was the team’s most valuable offensive player.
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Gardening guru Mel Bartholomew reaps global harvest Mel Bartholomew is the author of “Square Foot Gardening,” from Rodale Press (1981 and updated in 2006) that sold two-million copies thus far, making it one of the bestselling garden books in America. Its success led Bartholomew to create the nonprofit Square Foot Gardening Foundation with humanitarian projects all over the globe. Its mission: Solve world hunger by using the “teach a man to fish” theory. Participants actually teach mothers and chilMel Bartholomew dren how to feed themselves using the SFG method. Bartholomew has been included in Who’s Who twice — once for his engineering career and recently for his horticultural and humanitarian accomplishments. A civil engineer and graduate of Georgia Tech, he built a consulting engineering firm specializing in site and utility design. When he retired at age 42, he took up gardening as a hobby. As the saying goes, the rest is history … What inspires you? The vast, abundant and never-ending opportunities we have here in America. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? I’ll serve so there’s room for Presidents Reagan, Lincoln and Jefferson. General Patton, Julius Caesar, Thomas Edison, one of the Wright Brothers, Michelangelo, and set an extra plate for Leonardo da Vinci. What are you currently reading? The biographies of Rudy Giuliani, Lee Iacocca, Johnny Cash and “Killing Lincoln,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. What is your most-prized possession?
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Ireland’s ambassador to U.S. visits area Michael Collins touts Ireland as ‘European location for investment’ BY JOE TASH In the first-ever official visit to San Diego by Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, the diplomat told an audience of bio-tech executives at a breakfast meeting at the Grand Del Mar that, “despite all the travails and challenges, Ireland is very much open for business.” Ambassador Michael Collins came at the invitation of the Irish Network San Diego, a group of Irish-Americans whose mission is to foster connections between Ireland and the United States, and provide both social and business opportunities to Irish immigrants. The group’s president, Eilis McKay, and her husband, Neil, also a board member, are Rancho Santa Fe residents. Collins had a busy agenda of meetings and speeches during his visit, which began Sunday evening and concluded Monday. His day began Monday with the breakfast where he met with members of BIOCOM, an association of
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recover from the global recession that has plagued much of Europe and the United States. “Ireland is a very strong manufacturing center for the bio-tech sector,” he said. “I’m here to encourage people to look at Ireland as a European location for investment.” As part of the European Union and a member of the Euro currency zone, Ireland offers access to a market of more than 500 million people, he said. Collins said nine of the 10 largest life sciences companies in the world already have operations in Ireland, and, “there’s room for plenty more. This area of Southern California has developed a strong footprint in the life sciences. We believe there are ways in which companies here can grow further through investment in Ireland.” Brian O’Callaghan, president and CEO of San Diegobased Sangart, and an attendee at Monday’s breakfast meeting, said Ireland offers a
number of advantages to U.S. companies, such as a 12.5 percent corporate tax rate, a pool of educated, English-speaking workers, lower labor costs and a strategic location relative to the European market. O’Callaghan said his company — which makes drugs that enhance the perfusion and oxygenation of ischemic (oxygen-deprived) tissues — plans to break ground soon on a factory in Cork, Ireland. O’Callaghan, who is also an Irish Network board member, said the message he heard from Collins was that Ireland is working its way out of the economic slump and that, “If you’re going to lay a bet, bet on Ireland.” Eilis McKay, who moved with her husband from Ireland to the U.S. nearly 30 years ago, said the local chapter of the Irish Network formed in 2008. “The purpose of the
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Carmel Valley Middle School Drama presents â€˜A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dreamâ€™ BY SUSAN FARESE Carmel Valley Middle School Drama Department Director/Teacher Katrina Peterson directed William Shakespeareâ€™s â€œA Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dreamâ€? May 16-19. Nearly 50 proud 7th and 8th grade actors and crew presented the full-length, five act â€œSteampunkâ€? production to eager audiences at the schoolâ€™s Performing Arts Center. Featured cast included Kenan Bouzida as Lysander, Michaela Allen as Hermia, Margaux Paul as Helena, Jacob Surovsky as Demetrius, Wyatt Whitman as Theseus, Miranda Lee as Hippolyta, Lauren Bitter as Titania, Nick Zimmer as Puck, Arshia Rostami as Oberon, Yarden Abed as Bottom and Ginger Gramson as Mistress Quince. The ensemble included fairies of the night, royal attendants, Oberonâ€™s attendants, pirates, tavern maids and tavern guests. Mysterious Fairies of the night performed modern dances and actors dazzled with stage combat. Photos of the production (left) by Marlo Surovsky
SD County Fairâ€™s 2012 concert series features a variety of top performers
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The 2012 San Diego County Fair, which runs June 8-July 4, will host 24 nights of first-class family entertainment featuring nationally known singers, comedians and bands. Most shows are free with Fair admission for unreserved seats and some offer a dinner package in the Grandstandâ€™s famed Turf Club. However, reserved-seat tickets can be purchased for any show. Five shows, referred to as â€œpaid shows,â€? require a ticket for all seats. Tickets for paid shows, dinner packages and reserved seats are available at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Durante Gate Box Office Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.com or 800-7453000. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. More information, including ticket prices, is available at www.sdfair.com/grandstand. The lineup is: â€˘Friday, June 8: Cobra Starship, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Saturday, June 9: 8th Annual Gospel Festival featuring Donnie McClurkin, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Sunday, June 10: Larry HernĂĄndez, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Tuesday, June 12: Demi Lovato, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Wednesday, June 13: Cody Simpson, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Thursday, June 14: Kenny Loggins, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats; dinner package â€˘Friday, June 15: Switchfoot, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Saturday, June 16: Reik, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats; floor standing area requires a ticket â€˘Sunday, June 17: Joan Sebastian, paid show â€˘Tuesday, June 19: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Wednesday, June 20: Hot Chelle Rae, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Thursday, June 21: Lonestar, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Friday, June 22: Grand Funk Railroad, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats; dinner package â€˘Saturday, June 23: Jeff Dunham, paid show; dinner package â€˘Sunday, June 24: La Arrolladora Banda El LimĂłn, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats, floor standing area requires a ticket â€˘Tuesday, June 26: Scotty McCreery, paid show; dinner package â€˘Wednesday, June 27: â€œGabriel Iglesias: Stand-Up Revolution Tour,â€? paid show â€˘Thursday, June 28: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats; dinner package â€˘Friday, June 29: KC & The Sunshine Band, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats; dinner package â€˘Saturday, June 30: Train, paid show â€˘Sunday, July 1: JuliĂłn Ă lvarez, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats, floor standing area requires a ticket â€˘Monday, July 2: â€œSummerland Tour,â€? Featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Lit, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Tuesday, July 3: Matisyahu, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats â€˘Wednesday, July 4: Weird Al Yankovic, with the Navy Band Southwest, and fireworks, free with Fair admission for unreserved seats For more information about the fair go to the Fair website, www.sdfair.com.
May 24, 2012
Fiesta Del Sol steps up parking, food offerings for festival June 2-3
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BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET Seven free parking lots, a double-decker shuttle bus and inexpensive pedi-cabs are just a few measures added to Fiesta Del Sol to make the 2012 celebration more accommodating than ever, organizers say. This year’s Fiesta Del Sol will be held in Solana Beach on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. The Fiesta del Sol opens each morning at 9 a.m. with the arts and crafts fair and closes each evening at 9 p.m. after the conclusion of the last musical performance. With more than 50,000 festival-goers expected to attend, organizers at the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce put their heads together this year to find ways to mitigate parking, promote Solana Beach as a car-free vacation spot and get visitors to enjoy local businesses in addition to the festival. “We feel like we’ve accomplished all the goals we wanted,” said chamber President Carolyn Cohen. “It’s a huge effort and everyone is working really hard.” In addition to seven added free parking lots along South Sierra Avenue and Via de la Valle, the Amtrak and Coaster are offering two tickets for the price of one, and the chamber is offering free gift bags for those who come to the free festival via foot, bike or train. There will also be a designated bike parking area on Lomas Santa Fe adjacent to the train station. Bicycle pedi-cabs will be offering rides to and from the parking lots for $3 to $5 dollars a ride, depending on how far the lot is. During the previous 32 Fiesta Del Sol celebrations, attendees have not been enjoying the shops and restaurants of Solana Beach, Cohen said. This year, however, the chamber is working with a number of businesses along Highway 101, on Cedros Avenue, and in the
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Last year’s Fiesta Del Sol. city’s shopping centers by offering discounts to festival-goers. “Retailers have not generally liked the festival, but this year everybody is so excited,” Cohen said, adding that there will also be jazz performances to entertain shoppers in the Cedros Design District — one at the corner of Rosa Street and another in front of Leaping Lotus. Another huge venture for Fiesta Del Sol organizers is a new partnership with Antengo, a company that is offering a smartphone application that will map out the festival, discounted stores, parking lots and food trucks, in addition to offering a detailed music schedule. Cohen said organizers are stepping up food offerings a notch, with a gourmet food truck festival taking place inside the festival itself. “Gourmet food trucks right now are the hottest thing,” said Cohen. “They make really incredible food and we wanted to upgrade our fiesta food.” Cohen said kid-friendly foods like kettle corn and Italian ice will still be available, but in the kids’ section of the fest. For more information, visit www.fiestadelsol.net.
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Ying Qu and Victoria K. Li Time Warner Cable recently announced Carmel Valley students and their mothers as finalists in the 2012 Time Warner Cable Best Moms contest. The annual event provides San Diego County children the opportunity to celebrate the qualities that make their mom or caregiver special and earn them well-deserved recognition for Mother’s Day. Now in its 11th year, more than 200 people attended the Time Warner Cable Best Moms ceremony at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla and the following students and their mothers from the Carmel Valley area were honored: •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) The contest asks children to nominate their mom by either writing an essay or submitting a video. Each of the winners was chosen through a panel of judges including politicians, journalists and teachers. Fifty of the Best Moms Contest finalists and their participating child were honored at the luncheon. While moms were given the royal treatment they deserve, a portion of each student essay was read, or an excerpt from their videos were played while they walked the red carpet to receive their award. Each finalist received a trophy and gifts generously donated by sponsors, including Sony, Microsoft, Ultra Star Cinemas, HBO Network, Mission Federal Credit Union, Diamond Boutique, Pop Chips, San Diego Repertory Theatre and Spa Gregorie’s. For more information, visit www.twcwest/bestmoms
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François (a.k.a Le Corbeau), the east coast artist and Roger, the west coast artist will exhibit together as Father and Son, in the Athenaeum’s Joseph Clayes III Gallery. Roger’s digital prints range from molecular art structures, impressionistic landscapes to pure abstractions. Le Corbeau, a sculptor whose medium is bronze, will show works that are whimsical and often cast from found or natural objects. For more information, call (858) 454-5872 or visit www.ljathenaeum.org
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Carpaccio con Asparagi consists of sliced raw sirloin, capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus and olive oil.
Mia Francesca ■ 12955 El Camino Real, Suite G-4, Del Mar Highlands (San Diego) ■ (858) 519-5055 ■ miafrancesca.com ■ The Vibe: Classic, elegant, casual ■ Signature Dishes: Chicken Breast Romana; Carpaccio con Asparagi; Pea Pods, Tomato and Cucumber Insalate; Salmone alla Fresca; Lenticchie e Spinaci ■ Open Since: 2012 ■ Reservations: Yes
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Salmone alla Fresca features grilled salmon with tomato, avocado, red onion, olive oil, basil and lemon over grilled asparagus.
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New menu choices every two weeks tempts tastebuds at Mia Francesca BY KELLEY CARLSON hicago-based restaurant chain Mia Francesca recently brought its Midwestern hospitality to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. From the moment guests enter the classically decorated establishment, until they’re amply filled with Italian fare and ready to head home, the staff makes an effort to learn each person’s name and tastes. “We like guests to feel at home,” said Scott Harris, executive chef and owner. “We’re very welcoming people.” First established in the Windy City in 1992, Mia Francesca can now be found in five states, and the Del Mar site is the 24th to open. The local eatery — just months old — attracts a range of customers, from those donning shorts and T-shirts to others sporting suits. Children are welcomed with crayons and a menu offering items such as pizza, pasta and grilled chicken. Babies are given bibs with the phrase “I ate at Francesca’s.” In addition, kids eat free on Mondays. There are several seating areas to accommodate singles, couples and groups of all sizes; parties of 15 or more can even participate in Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends), family-style dining with several courses. Two rooms comprise the elegant main dining areas, which feature chandeliers, wood floors, and tables draped in white cloth. Guests can admire sepia-toned photos capturing scenes in Italian villages, shot by Paul Elledge, or gaze outside at a fountain
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Customers can sit at the bar and watch sports on TV. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant at delmartimes.net. Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. This week: ■ Mia Francesca’s Linguine Arlecchino through floor-to-ceiling windows that also serve as doors. A TV in the bar provides sports programming. The shaded patio can be a respite from the summer sun, yet there are heaters and glass walls that help block the breeze on chillier days. On Friday and Saturday nights, Mia Francesca customers can listen to the sounds of jazz bands emanating from the Plaza. At other times, pop music plays as background noise. One of the unique aspects of Mia Francesca is that about half of the menu (which is handwritten) changes every two weeks. “I remember when I was a customer (at a different Mia Francesca’s), I never knew what (I was going to be offered) — that’s the beauty of it,” said Luigi Negroni, chef at the Del Mar location. Of course, there are some staples, such as Carpaccio con Asparagi, consisting of sliced raw sirloin, capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus and
Linguine all’ Arlecchino with shrimp, sea scallops, Manila clams, garlic and olive oil in a spicy tomato sauce. olive oil; and the sauteed Chicken Breast Romana, with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon and olive oil, and a side of roasted potatoes. At lunch, sandwiches are served with fries or salad; options include fish, meatball, steak, caprese and vegetable. Early in the week, there are several themed evenings. Monday is Lasagna Night, with a choice of vegetable or meat fillings. Tuesday features an allyou-can-eat, family-style, spaghettiand-meatballs dinner, which also includes Caesar salad, garlic bread and tiramisu. It’s $10 for children 12 and younger, and $15 for adults. “It’s like grandma’s dinner on Tuesday nights,” Harris said. He noted guests often take their leftover food home and make another meal out of it. Guests can top off their meal with a dessert such as gelato, sorbet, Chocolate Cheesecake with salted chocolate caramel, or Cannoli with ricotta filling, chocolate chips and sprinkled pistachio.
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Double the fun with two Pinter one-acts from North Coast Rep BY DIANA SAENGER Nobel Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, director and actor Harold Pinter (1930-2008) was one of Great Britain’s most influential modern dramatists. His work spanned more than 50 years and included the popular “The Homecoming” (1964) and “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (1981). North Coast Repertory Theatre Artistic Director David Ellenstein will direct “Two By Pinter: The Lover and The Dumb Waiter,” bringing these one-acts to the stage through June 17. “I fell in love with them as a young man and now, older, I find they have more impact, and I respect them even more,” Ellenstein said. “Pinter’s work is so smart and twisted in its understanding of how the human mind and human behavior works; it’s off-putting and dangerous while also being extremely funny.” “The Lover” (1962) has been labeled “a sexy drama on one hand and an iconic comedy on the other.”
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A scene from ‘Two By Pinter: The Lover and The Dumb Waiter.’
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the husband adopting a role. “The Dumb Waiter” (2005) unveils the relationship of two hitmen trying to pass the time while waiting for their next job. As they busy themselves, they become perplexed by a dumbwaiter in the room that delivers unordered food. Called a “comedy of menace,” it has several unexpected twists. Staging two distinctly different dramas is a feat in
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Richard Baird. The cast of “The Dumb Waiter” features Frank Corrado as Ben and Richard Baird as Gus. Ellenstein said he worked with Mark Pinter for many years, most recently in NCRT’s “The Lion in Winter,” and “Becky’s New Car.” “He also has quite an illustrious television career,” Ellenstein said. “He’s great in ‘The Lover.’ Elaine is from Chicago and making her first appearance with us. She’s fabulous, and I hope to work with her many more times.” This is Baird’s ninth show at NCRT, and he’s playing opposite Frank Pinter. “Frank is a Pinter expert who produces the ‘Pinter Fortnightly’ series in Seattle,” Ellenstein said. “In 2010, he was awarded the William and Eva Fox Foundation Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement by the Theatre Communications Group, and he’ll work on four Pinter plays to be produced in Seattle
One night only! From the darkest corners of reality, to the land of the unexplained, Impro Theatre’s “Twilight Zone Unscripted,” pays homage to Rod Serling’s breakthrough sci-fi series, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29 at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Completely improvised episodes are created with every performance. Tickets $20 at (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org this summer. “He’s also friends with Henry Wolfe, one of Pinter’s childhood friends, so if we had questions about anything, Frank just called him and Henry would tell us Pinter’s perspective from the original production.”
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Grammy Award-winning rock act Switchfoot presents Switchfoot Bro-Am Kick-Off Auction Night Soiree The Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Saturday, June 16. An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot’s heart, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while also benefiting local at-risk youth. Since its inception in 2005, the Bro-Am has raised more than $515,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities (www.switchfoot.com/c/bro-am). On Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. (VIP 5 p.m.), as a kickoff to the 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley, the community is invited to join Switchfoot at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe for the Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree. The festive event will benefit StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization founded in San Diego dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids. The evening will feature a “taste of San Diego” format, and guests will savor signature dishes from the area’s leading restaurants. Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive live performance, awe-inspiring entertainment by mentalist Lior Suchard, opportunity drawings, and fantastic silent and live auctions featuring Switchfoot’s own Drew Shirley as auctioneer and emcee. Tickets are limited, and are $150 per person. VIP tickets are $225 per person, and include a VIP reception and meet & greet with Switchfoot.
Conner’s Cause for Children to hold ‘Summer Lovin! A Luncheon, Boutique and Fashion Show’ Conner’s Cause for Children presents “Summer Lovin! A Luncheon, Boutique and Fashion Show” on Sunday, June 3, from noon-4 p.m., at the Santaluz Club. Proceeds from this event to benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Festivities begin at noon with a sumptuous lunch and runway fashion show featuring hot summer styles by our fabulous boutique vendors. Summer Lovin’ is the perfect place to see what’s new for summer and shop with our boutique vendors for the latest fashions and accessories for women and teens. The Santaluz Club is located at 8170 Caminito Santaluz East, San Diego, CA 92127 Tickets to Summer Lovin’ are $45 per person. Put together a table for 8 and receive 5 free raffle tickets for each person. To purchase a ticket, register at www.connerscause.org. The Santaluz Club is located at 8170 Caminito Santaluz East, San Diego, 92127.
Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival to be held at San Diego Botanic Garden San Diego Botanic Garden will host the 9th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival, a celebration of international wines, local microbrews, and cuisine. The event will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m. The festival will again be held in the Hamilton Children’s Garden. San Diego Botanic Garden is one of 17 local beneficiaries of this event. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit www.encinitaswinefestival.com.
TPHS to hold annual ‘For Art’s Sake’ reception June 4 The Visual Arts department at Torrey Pines High School will hold its annual event “For Art’s Sake” from June 4-8. The event showcases the many talented visual artists at Torrey Pines High School. The art has been shown in many medias, from painting to drawing to sculpture to jewelry and more. The event’s opening reception will be Monday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the campus of Torrey Pines High School in the Visual Arts building. This event is open to the public and is catered by catered by Mrs. Johnson’s International Foods students. Other events during the week include: •June 5-8: Open House to the TPHS community, family and friends, 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. •June 9: Expression Session: Dance, Music, Visual Arts, at the TPHS Gym, 7 p.m., $5.
Congratulate your senior and support Dollars for Scholars with a sign and balloons Do you know any seniors graduating from Torrey Pines High School? Make them smile by giving them a “Congratulations TPHS Grad” yard sign and balloons. “Congratulations TPHS Grad” is a 18 X 24 yard sign and gold mylar balloons. The sign and balloons will be delivered and placed in the front yard during the week before graduation. A gift card which says “Good Luck and Congratulations” will accompany each delivered order. Deliveries will be made only to Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. Anyone wishing to order the yard sign without balloons and delivery must pick up the order at the school on Tuesday, June 12, between the hours of 2:30 and 6 p.m. All proceeds go to support TPHS Dollars for Scholars senior scholarships. Order deadline is June 12. To place your order, please visit www.tphsdfs.org.
‘Talk to the Animals’ event to be held at Dexter’s Deli The second annual Talk to the Animals event will be held on Saturday, June 9, from noon-4 p.m. at Dexter’s Deli in Del Mar. The event features four animal communicators, each with their own unique way of helping pet owners connect with living and deceased animals for all kinds of reasons. The event will benefit the SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) foundation and there will be a fun discussion panel before the event, when the panel will talk a bit about their journey into animal communication and how it works and how everyone can do it. Adoptable dogs will be available. For more information, visit www. dextersdeli.com; 858-792-3707; (1229 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014). The event will include a free panel at 12:30 p.m., featuring stories about animal communication, and a 2 p.m. benefit event featuring quick “1-on-1 chats with your pet only $30.” Purchase “chat” tickets in advance at Dexter’s Deli.
‘Salad for Dinner’ author to sign books at Chino Farm event On Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chino Farm will host author Jeanne Kelley to sign copies of her new cookbook “Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons,” which was just released by Rizzoli International Press. Kelley is the third chef in the recently launched Good Earth/Great Chefs Series, a collaboration between veteran bookseller Milane Christiansen of Vintage Works and the legendary Chino Farm. There will be an informal reception with select tastings of Kelley’s salads using seasonal lettuces and vegetables fresh from the Chino farm, along with a sample of a virgin olive oil from 36° degrees, to try at home. The event will be held outdoors rain or shine and is free to the public. Kelley will be signing books purchased at the event or pre-ordered by emailing email@example.com. The farm will also be open for regular shopping during the event. Chino Farm is located at 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe.
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Curves Torrey Hills marks National Curves Day BY KAREN BILLING Curves Torrey Hills owner Cheryle Dufek celebrated National Curves Day on May 17 with her gym Curves Torrey Hills. The day-long celebration featured raffles, healthy snacks, classes and healthy women-only workouts for all. For Curves Day, Curves donated more than one million 30-day memberships to empower women in health. May 13-19 was also National Womenâ€™s Heath Week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesâ€™ Office on Womenâ€™s Health. Curves Torrey Hills was formerly located in the Torrey Hills Shopping Center for five and a half years before moving to its new Sorrento Valley location last April. â€œ(The new place) is a lot bigger, we have skylights for natural light and can roll up our doors for fresh air,â€? Dufek said. â€œItâ€™s an awesome space.â€? Itâ€™s also one of the few Curves to have a showerâ€”the owner of the space allowed Dufek to build the gym exactly how she wanted it and they love all the room and extra amenities. Curves fits in a complete cardio and strength training workout in just 30 minutes in a circuit made up of resistance machines that work every major muscle
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BY KAREN BILLING A new weekly farmers market opened May 17 at Canyon Crest Academy. Fresh produce and yummy eats are now offered every Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the new Pacific Highlands Farmers Market, a California-certified market, which ensures everything is grown within the state. Located at the corner of the lot closest to the Carmel Valley Road and Del Mar Heights Road intersection, the market benefits the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation. “We’re excited about it. There’s no grocery store in that area so we’re giving people an alternative to get fresh produce, reaching out to the community and supporting the school,” said Marty Foltyn, vice president of marketing for the foundation. “It seemed like a win-win for both the Farmers Market and the Foundation and also for the community. We hope to build some momentum in the last months of school.” Ron LaChance, who also runs the Leucadia and Mira Mesa markets, said the Mira Mesa market is also held at and supports Mira Mesa High School. “Mira Mesa is very similar, school gets out and it’s a built-in customer base for students, parents and faculty to run in and shop,” LaChance said. “Having it at a school helps new markets get off the ground.” There are 10 certified growers, including goat cheese and beef from a cattle ranch. “There is lots of great produce, some organic,” LaChance said. “All of the vegetables are busting out in season right now, like peaches, apricots, blueberries — and cherry season just started. It’s the perfect season to start the Pacific High-
CCA fine arts conservatory student Lauren Barth designed the logo for the new Pacific Highlands Farmers Market. lands Farmers Market.” The market includes specialty vendors providing items such as cupcakes, marinades and salsas. There are regular tented food vendors selling pulled pork, salads, sandwiches, veggie wraps, gyros and seafood, including baked clams, oysters on the half shell and even sea urchin. A rotation of food trucks will also visit. “We hope it becomes a regular thing for people to come and eat dinner and get their produce for the next week,” LaChance said. LaChance said there is also a vendor with potted herbs and fruit trees, who can also provide information for people who are interested in home gardens. CCA students also plan to be a part of the market, with musicians providing live music. “It’s a neat plus for the students to be involved,” LaChance said. A website is being developed but people can learn more at the market’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pacifichighlandsfarmersmarket
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Belly dancing, parties add to Solana Beach lady’s ‘beauty lounge’ concept
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16th Annual Ashley Falls Neighborhood Garage Sale benefits Ashley Falls Elementary PTA
YMCA Indian Guides Ahwahnee Nation assembled 20,000 lbs. of food packages for San Diego senior citizens More than 30 dads, sons and daughters from the Ahwahnee Nation gathered together at the San Diego Food bank to help assemble over 650 food packages for San Diego senior citizens. The group spent two hours sorting, boxing, and labeling 10 tons of food donations for the Senior Food Program. The Senior Food Program provides a monthly food box to seniors over the age of 60 who meet income guidelines set by the federal government. The San Diego Food Bank feeds over 340,000 people every month — totaling over 10 percent of the county’s population. They distribute over 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families and nonprofit organizations throughout the county. Thank you to Dave Chmelka, Nation Chief; Jeff Berger, Medicine Man; and the Ahwahnee Nation for Taylor Chmelka, Dave Chmelka and volunteering their time to help the community alle- Dylan Chmelka viate hunger. For more information on volunteering at the San Diego Food bank, visit www.sandiegofoodbank.org
Sampson California Realty to host special event on ‘How To Travel The World For Less Than The Cost of Living at Home’ Do you want to travel the world, but are afraid you don’t have enough money? Are you nervous about the unknowns of traveling? Sampson California Realty will be hosting a free special event and book signing on “Plan Your Escape: How To Travel the World For Less Than the Cost of Living at Home” on Thursday, May 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sampson California Realty office at 12702 Via Cortina, Suite 101 in Del Mar. Wayne and Pat Dunlap, a Del Mar couple, rented their home and traveled the world for two years, visiting 51 countries. As a result of their travels, they wrote a book called “Plan Your Escape: Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home.” To register for this event, contact SCR at 858-699-1145 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Sampson California Reality, visit www.scr-sandiego.com
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Don’t miss the fabulous buys at the 16th Annual Ashley Falls Neighborhood Garage Sale, which will be held Saturday, June 2, beginning at 7 a.m. Local homeowner and realtor Robbi Campbell with Robbi Campbell Prop- Robbi Campbell erties, of Real Living Lifestyles in Carmel Valley, is again sponsoring this community event. Homeowners participating in the garage sale will be placing their own merchandise on their individual driveways making it easy and fun for the shoppers. “We are providing all the advertising, directional signs and pricing stickers for the homeowners’ merchandise.” Campbell said. “Our last 15 sales were extremely successful. The response from the homeowners and the shoppers was again so positive that we have
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May 24, 2012
SB School District students honored Once a year, Solana Beach School District staff selects students from each grade level to receive the district Student Inspiration Award. At the regular Board of Education meeting on May 17, district staff and the Board of Education publicly recognized district students. Photos/Rob McKenzie
Solana Pacific School award winners Malvika Jain (Fellowship), Alexandra Sherlock (Effort), Simon (Jiil) Kim (Effort), Victoria Li (Effort) with teachers and staff
Solana Santa Fe School award winners Jacob Gaines (Courage), Arian Kheyrabadi (Courage),Sheridan Oâ€™Coyne (Fellowship), Sarah Waldman (Leadership), Samantha Rangel-Lopez (Effort), Noah Alewel (Fellowship) with teachers and staff. Not pictured: Anwar El Shahawi (Effort)
Natalie McPheters, award winner Arian Kheyrabadi, Mary Ryan
Solana Highlands School award winners Peyton McKenzie Garand (Courage), Adam Young (Leadership), Ryan Deere (Leadership), Paige Linden (Self or Academic Improvement), Ines Derrien (Effort) with teachers and staff
Bo and Brigid Reed with Anna B. and award winner Lucy
Sam and Cathy Cabulio with award winner Alex and Jake
Haken Melin with Axel and award winner Ivar
Carol and Tom Waldman with award winner Sarah, Grant and Andrew
Skyline School award winners Samantha Ramirez (Self or Academic Improvement), Jack Hargis (Leadership), Maria Jimenez (Fellowship), Keyli Garibay (Effort) with teachers and staff. Not pictured: Carolyn Knapp (Community Service)
Solana Beach School District Board of Education members Art Palkowitz, Vicki King, Debra Schade, Rich Lieb, Jeff Busby, Superintendent Nancy Lynch, Kristie Towne
Carmel Creek School award winners Ivar Melin (Effort), Kendal Boothman (Fellowship), Alex Cabulio (Leadership), Lauren WilsonKrescanko (Courage), Lucy Reed (Fellowship) with teachers and staff
Solana Vista School award winners Sofia Dalhoumi (Fellowship), Freddy Beltran (Effort), Tigist Lambesis (Effort), Wallace Graziano (Courage) with teachers and staff
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May 24, 2012
Fashion show aids Fresh Start Surgical Gifts
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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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