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RSF School district retreat focuses on technology’s future in the classroom BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe School District is taking the first steps toward putting iPads in the hands of many R. Roger Rowe students in the fall. At a technology retreat on April 25, the board discussed how they will move into the future with the use of technology in the classroom. “The world is changing at such a pace that we have to change with it,” said Assistant Superintendent Cindy Schaub. “If we continue to stand in front of the classroom and talk at students, they’re going to tune us out because that’s not the way they live anymore.” Schaub said the technology has to enhance the school’s existing program, it shouldn’t be acquiring technology just for technology’s sake. The district seems to be leaning most toward option two of four options that

RSF’s Lili Myers takes over as bicultural spokesperson for Race for the Cure BY KATHY DAY Lili Halmos-Myers learned the hard way what cancer’s all about. Now, the Rancho Santa Fe woman, who was diagnosed in 2005 – a year after doctors told her not to worry about the ping-pong-ballsized lump she had – was recently named “Survivor of the Year” by Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego. The organization also appointed her as the bicultural spokesperson for its Race for the Cure, which is set for Nov 4. In 2004, she said, “I heard exactly what I wanted to hear – ‘Don’t worry’ – and I accepted that.” But when she went back for her annual exam at Santa Monica’s Breast Center, the lump was the size of a tennis ball and she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer – a very aggressive form of the disease. Ten days later she had it removed, but when she went home after surgery she had a staph infection. Then it was on to chemotherapy. Now, getting ready for her seventh Komen 3-Day walk and running the Race


Supporters of Kids Korps USA enjoyed a dazzling evening at the organization’s annual Superstar Gala, “A Night at the Royal Ascot,” on April 28 at the Del Mar Country Club. Above: Andrea Carrier, Connie McNally, Dana Falk and Jensine Bard. Left: Greeters Julia, Olivia, Jack and Alex. For more, see pages 16 and 17. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

were presented, which includes 1:1 implementation at the middle school level; six iPads per classroom at the K-6 level; 10 iPads for special education; and one iPad per teacher for a total of 410 iPads. The cost would be $304,500. Their ultimate goal is one to one for kindergarten through eighth grade, about 690 ipads. The plan is to come back to the board with required policy changes at a special board meeting or at the board’s next regular meeting on May 3. They would like teachers to have the equipment over the summer to prepare. “We want to hit the ground running this summer because this will be a big summer for us,” district superintendent Lindy Delaney said. Delaney said the disSee RETREAT, page 22

RSF native returns African Queen to glory BY KATHY DAY Thanks to former Rancho Santa Fe resident Lance Holmquist and his wife, Suzanne, The African Queen is cruising the waters of Key Largo again. The riverboat that gained fame in the 1951 Humphrey Bogart-Katherine Hepburn movie by the same name had fallen into disrepair, drawing sad glances from tourists and locals around the area.

Holmquist, a sort of legend in his own right among those who know boating in the Florida Keys, said he never thought he would be “spearheading a journey like this” that involved about $70,000 and several months of welding the hull and refinishing the black African mahogany to get the African Queen up and running again. He even added a steam engine for effect, and faux distressing on her new-

ly painted hull so the boat looked the way it did in the movie. His mother Joan Holmquist, who still lives in the Ranch with her husband Herb, said the boat was a mess when Lance started See QUEEN, page 19

Lance Holmquist aboard The African Queen.










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RSF native’s work to be featured in film festival CAUGHT

BY KAREN BILLING Rancho Santa Fe’s Jessie Hallstrom is getting ready to premiere her senior thesis stop motion animation film “What Goes Up” at New York’s School of Visual Art’s Dusty Film and Animation Festival. Hallstrom, a 22-year-old graduate of R. Roger Rowe and Torrey Pines High, will be one of 100 students whose work will be screened at the four-day event, May 6-9. The festival will be capped by an award ceremony with presenters from the television and film industry. Hallstrom will graduate on May 10 with a degree in stop motion animation. Hallstrom took an interesting path on her way to New York. She first went to New Mexico after she graduated high school, to study film at the College of Santa Fe (now the Santa Fe University of Art and Design). Months before their second semester, the school ran out of money and the students were informed they would have to transfer. New York’s School of Visual Arts heard of the students’ predicament and accepted a handful of students into its program and Hallstrom quickly found herself in the big city. “It’s been an experience to say the least,” Hallstrom said. “I’m not a city person at all, coming from Rancho Santa Fe it’s obviously very different but I think it’s fate that it all worked out.” She admits art school can be a bit bizarre. “It’s an odd subject, a weird thing to spend three years working on,” Hallstrom said of stop motion filmmaking. “But it’s definitely easier than writing a 1,000-page thesis.” Hallstrom’s apartment in Brooklyn served as the studio and set for her work. She spent an entire year working on a film that is only one minute and 30 seconds. “It’s very tedious work,” said Hallstrom. The first semester she spent building her puppets and sets and her second semester she spent “procrastinating and filming,” the work becoming so intense sometimes she’d have to take a break and run laps around her apartment. For the project, Hallstrom built six amazing puppets, about a foot tall, some of them just top halves of the body and some full-bodied. They can all make leg and arm movements and have faces made out of clay with movable mouths and eyebrows so their expressions can change. Hallstrom scoured thrift stores for clothing, which she cut up to make her puppets’ wardrobes. The faux fur lining


Jessie Hallstrom with the stop motion animation puppets in her film “What Goes Up,” her senior thesis for New York’s School of Visual Arts. of a hat became a mini mink on one of her more outlandish-looking characters. Her set even has mini artwork framed on the walls. The school provided camera equipment and she learned a lot about lenses and lighting. “I did everything by myself, which was a little hard. I’m sure in the real world it’s a little different,” Hallstrom said. “You learn a lot about what aspects of filmmaking you like and what you dislike when you’re doing it all yourself.” Hallstrom said she probably will not do much stop motion in her future and hopes to get into filmmaking. She loves animals and is very interested in the documentary genre. “I’m still figuring out exactly what I want to do,” Hallstrom said. “I’m going to stay in New York for at least a year because there’s so many opportunities here it would be a shame to miss out…I have so much ammunition for getting out and doing something I enjoy right now.”


Winner announced Congratulations to Greg Peterson for submitting the winning photo to the “Best Car” photo contest. Greg submitted this great photo titled “Bizarre BMW” and will win a $80 gift card to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Thank you to everyone who participated, it was a very difficult decision.

Enter May’s Caught on Camera Contest for ‘Best Garden’ photo May is here, and that means a new photo contest on The theme this month is “Best Garden” photo and the winner will take home a $100 gift card to Roy’s Restaurant. Go to Contests to submit your photo. The winner will be chosen by our editors at the end of the month. The contest is open now, submit your photo today!






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Local resident brings athletes, musicians together to help others through ‘Players of Faith’ BY KATHY DAY Dave Austin, a former professional tennis player who now coaches athletes in mental performance, believes he has found a way for players to go beyond their games. It has taken form in an organization called Players of Faith, a nonprofit that is marshalling the forces of professional athletes and some musicians to provide financial support to programs that share their mission “not to provide fish for one meal, but to demonstrate how to fish for a lifetime of meals.” All the while, they are also demonstrating they have a higher purpose than merely their own success, said Austin. The Rancho Santa Fe resident is the son of a Navy chaplain, who in a video on the Players website describes how his father’s spirit lives within him. The story is riveting – his father, “Hammerin’ Hank Austin,” was among the first to land on the beach at Iwo Jima even though chaplains traditionally brought up the rear. “Sports was always my calling card,” said Austin, who will be at the Drew Brees Celebrity Championship at La Costa Resort May 17-20. A football and baseball player in high school and at Cuesta College, he switched sports when he transferred to San Diego State University and got a tennis scholarship. He went on to gain a world ranking before taking his pro sports experience and applying it to psychology and mental performance coaching. He has worked with Major League Baseball and NFL players and with the U.S. Olympic field hockey team, and while he didn’t highlight other parts of his past in a recent interview, an Internet search shows he also has had an acting and singing career, surfed in the Makaha International Surfing Championships and was a managing director for a record label. He’s also a published author and has run charity events in the past. Through the years, he said, he noticed that it was always the negative news about the athletes that “sells.” That’s what persuaded him to want to make a difference and show the good things athletes do, but until December 2010, he didn’t know how to do it. But on a trip to Israel with Cathy, his wife of 26 years,

they visited the Sea of Galilee. “I heard the message, ‘With one seed you can feed a million,” he recalled, adding that he wasn’t sure what it meant at that moment. Next they traveled to the Mount of Beatitutes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon the Mount. It was there, he said, that he wrote the words “players of faith” and began thinking that by gathering two or three organizations together they could all be stronger. Dave Austin Shortly thereafter, Photo/Jon Clark he went to Hawaii to watch his son Shane – a quarterback who has hopes of finding a spot in the NFL or Canadian Football League – play in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. The thoughts started gelling. On Christmas Eve, he called Luke Scott, at the time with the Baltimore Orioles and now with the Tampa Bay Rays, and told him what had happened in Israel. Describing Scott as a “giver who really cares … his faith is really strong,” he said the player told him he had had a similar experience and liked the idea. Austin called a few more people – Kameron Loe, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher; Page Odel, Lowe’s and Scott’s agent; Terry Williams, a former banker and Scott’s business manager, and Dave Hannah, founder of Athletes in Action. They all said they were “in” and, along with author Tony Amaradio, are founding members. With momentum building, he said, they focused their mission.

“Our reason is not so much to preach,” Austin said. “It’s about the strength beyond strength.” Their website describes them as “warriors of faith” and tells the players’ stories in video clips. While they haven’t done any fundraising events yet, relying on founders’ and others’ contributions, they are looking for places to help “with their names or their money.” He talked of the partnerships they’ve formed, including with the Unstoppable Foundation, which is building schools for girls in Uganda; Cadence International, an international Christian ministry that serves military personnel and their families; L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. 1st, dedicated to restoring “character driven” leadership. Austin recently participated in an Unstoppable Foundation event where he helped line up singer Nelly Furtado to perform and auctioned off an opportunity to go on the field and meet a Player of Faith before a Dodgers or Angels game. “We raised $44,000 – enough to build schools in two villages in Uganda,” he said. Last year, the group contributed to the Drew Brees golf classic and his son Shane came out from Hawaii to help. This year, they were asked to do videos for the tournament, including radio and TV spots. He’s getting a solid hand from son Chase, 16, a sophomore at Torrey Pines High School who plays football. “He has a gift for editing,” Austin said. Their other two sons are Jason, 34, a farrier who lives in Santa Ynez, and Daniel, a seventh-grader at Roger Rowe who is following in his dad’s tennis footsteps. While none of the Players of Faith will be participating in the tournament, Austin said, the baseball players “will be here in spirit” and he plans to auction a few opportunities to meet the players. “It means a lot for all of us to give back,” he added. For more information on the Players of Faith, visit Visit them on the putting green at La Costa Resort during the Drew Brees Celebrity Championship May 17-20:


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Canyon Crest Academy wins County Academic League Championship

Wine, Women & Shoes fashion event to benefit Voices for Children

Canyon Crest Academy claimed its first San Diego County Academic League championship after dominating Olympian High School, 112-42, in the final match April 26 at the ITV studios. The Canyon Crest Ravens, champions of the North County Academic League, fell behind, 8-0, to Olympian, champions of the Sweetwater League, before going on a 30-point run. The Ravens were hardly threatened the rest of the match, holding a Canyon Crest Academy is the 2012 San Diego 52-25 advantage midway County Academic League champion, having defeated Olympian High School, 112-42, April 26. It is the through the 30-minute Ravens’ first county title. Canyon Crest Academy team match. The second half, Canyon members are, front row, from left: Coach Brian Shay Crest was able to comfortably and Maggie Yang; back row: Raymond Wu, Elijah Granet, Catherine Kang, Michael Chen, Anthony cruise to its 112-42 champiTokman, Shelief Juarez, and Henry Maltby. onship victory. Things weren’t quite so comfortable for the Ravens in their semifinal match versus the champions of the Grossmont League, West Hills High School. Canyon Crest was generally in the lead for the first half of the match, before pulling out to a 62-43 lead with 10 minutes remaining. West Hills closed the gap to 70-69 with 3:30 left. With one minute remaining, and CCA holding a 76-68 lead, the Wolf Pack correctly answered the next toss-up question for three points, going into the bonus question on which a team may earn up to five points. As regulation time ran out, West Hills correctly answered all three parts of the bonus question, resulting in a tie. West Hills aggressively buzzed in mid-question on the first toss-up of overtime, having to spell the name of the long nerve that runs down the back of the leg. The Wolf Pack player chose the wrong nerve to spell. Raven junior Elijah Granet then buzzed in and correctly spelled sciatic, giving the Ravens the win and the chance to play for the championship. In the evening’s other semifinal match, Olympian handily defeated the Metro League

With Voices for Children as its partner nonprofit organization, the 2012 Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser will be staged the afternoon of May 12, from 2-5 p.m., at the Rancho Santa Fe estate of Patricia Brutten and include, as the name suggests, a festive atmosphere of fashion, fine wine and good cheer. All event proceeds benefit Voices for Children, a San Diego nonprofit that provides volunteer advocates to foster youth to ensure their needs are met in the courtroom, classroom and community. Tickets: $150; Girlfriend Package (four tickets): $550 For more information: Rebecca Reyes at (858) 598-2232 or Organized by Voices for Children and event cochairs Patricia Brutten, Becca Craig, Gina Ellis, Lisette Farrell, Marina Marrelli, and Cissy Wolfe, the event features: • An array of premium wines from an illustrious list of boutique vintners • Gourmet goodies provided by local restaurants and caterers • The “Shoe Guys” who wander the event, RSF’s Patricia Brutten will host the tempting guests with stylish shoes on silver platters • The Marketplace, that includes designer shoes, May 12 Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser. Photo/Jon Clark artisan jewelry and accessories • A fashion show featuring Missoni, Ted Baker and Karen Millen, and informal modeling throughout the venue • Live and silent auctions

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RSF’s Burgess proving himself on the golf course and off BY GIDEON RUBIN Like most of his elite golfing peers, Torrey Pines High’s Ryan Burgess hopes to someday play on the PGA. But he’s prudent enough to also be working on a Plan B, and Burgess, a RSF resident who last year accepted an offer to play Division I golf at Southern Methodist University, plans to pursue a degree in business or finance — just in case. “I’ve always been interested in the stock market,” he said. It doesn’t take a finance degree, however, to know that these days Burgess’ golfing stock is going through the roof. Burgess was already considered a rising golf star in amateur circles before elevating his elite status last month by winning his first American Junior Golf Association title. Burgess won the Under Armour/Hunter Mahan AJGA Championship, held April 13-15 at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. Burgess fired a 6-over-par 182 (75-70-37) to win the boys’ division by three strokes. He counts the title among his career highlights, right there with signing with SMU in November, and helping lead the Falcons to a state championship last year as a junior. Burgess is ranked No. 74 in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin polling of high school seniors. Burgess said he’s played in more competitive fields, but that he’s never been atop the leaderboard of a high impact tournament before the Hunter Mahan event. It was especially sweet for him because the title came within just 20 miles of Dallas, where he’ll be playing collegiate golf at SMU. “It meant that all the hard work paid off, that I’ve improved and that I’m continuing to improve and learning to handle the pressure,” he said. Torrey Pines coach Chris Drake described Burgess as a humble, level-headed kid with a tremendous work ethic and aptitude. He added that Burgess hasn’t let winning the prestigious title get to his head. The AJGA title has, however, brought an enormous sense of pride to his Falcons teammates, and boosted Burgess’ already formidable stature in amateur golf. “For Ryan, it’s one more notch towards what he’s working for,” Drake said. “It puts him on the radar for others to recognize that he’s an up-and-coming player and a force to be reckoned with. “It might have a direct impact on the rankings at SMU (next season). We’ll see.” Burgess has emerged as a quiet leader, Drake said, noting his unflappable demeanor is ideally suited for high-pressure golf. His work ethic has commanded the respect of teammates. Burgess practices up to seven hours a day when he’s not playing, and has maintained a GPA above 3.6. He believes his ability to keep his cool on the course to be among his greatest golfing assets. “I’d like to think that I have a fairly

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Ryan Burgess good mental game,” he said. “When I’m on the course in tournaments I know it’s not the end of the world. It’s just another round of golf.” Just as important is his passion for the sport that drives a tireless work ethic. “Nobody has to ever tell me I need to go practice if I have a tournament coming up,” he said. Burgess acknowledges that his golfing development hasn’t always been easy, and maintaining his confidence is a constant struggle. But he got a huge shot in the arm just before the start of his junior year. It wasn’t until Sept. 1 of last year that colleges were allowed to make recruiting inquiries. “I thought I might be able to play (college golf) but I really wasn’t expecting anything,” he said. Burgess received 10 emails within the first few days. “That’s when I realized I’m going to play college golf most likely, and that it could go further from there.” Burgess has been playing golf since he was practically a toddler and has been on the tournament circuit for six years. Burgess credits his parents, who are both golfers, with getting him on the course at a young age. He cited his mother, Mickey Burgess, who played Division I tennis at Butler University, with helping instill in him a competitive spirit. Burgess grew up in Princeton, N.J., moving to Rancho Santa Fe when he was 10. He primarily played youth basketball on the East Coast, transitioning to golf when he moved to San Diego County. He says he prefers competing in an athletic endeavor in which his failures don’t affect anybody but himself. “You kind of feel guilty if you take the last shot and you miss or if you don’t play well, you feel like you let the whole team down,” he said. “If I play bad in golf I don’t feel like I let anybody else down. “It’s just me. Nobody’s really yelling at me to play harder defense. It’s only me trying to motivate myself.”

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Reveal your inner rock star at RSF Community Center’s annual gala May 12

Solana Santa Fe teachers praise success of school’s iPilot program

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is busy planning the bash of the year with a “Club 92067” theme. This event is consistently ranked one of the best parties at the Ranch and supports a vital part of what makes 92067 so special — the Community Center! Join your neighbors or come meet new friends and rock the night away with “Atomic Grove” at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on May 12. Tickets are $225 for members and $250 for non-members and include champagne, hors d’oeuvers, open bar, dinner and incredible live and silent auction items. Atomic Groove is San Diego’s premier dance band and this year’s live auction will offer attendees the opportunity to be a guest “fly girl” during a future local performance! Other live auction items include a private jet get-away, a four-night stay with Exclusive Resorts, a Kiawah Island beach house vacation and the experience of a lifetime: Fighter Pilot for a day! Gala sponsorships, ranging from $500-$5,000, are available and include business advertisement, preferred seating and more. For tickets, call 858-756-2461 or visit The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is a nonprofit organization providing more than 100 after-school programs and summer camps during the year. From toddlers to seniors, there’s something for everyone at the RFSCC.

BY STACEY PHILLIPS When fourth grade students at Solana Santa Fe (SSF) are getting ready for a math lesson, they’re not necessarily taking out a pencil and paper. Instead, they’re more likely to be turning on an iPad and using the Doodle Buddy application. This school year SSF launched an iPilot program in the two fourth grade classrooms. Using funds from last year’s school-wide technology drive, iPads were purchased for one classroom and iPod Touches were purchased for the (Above) other. Halfway through the school Maya year, the students swapped mobile Schell and devices. “We live in a digital world and Dylan Rushin; these children are digital natives. Technology is part of their exis(Right) tence,” said Julie Norby, SSF’s prin- Alfredo cipal. “It is unrealistic to think that Benitez our students should come to and Andre school and completely unplug.” Norby began planning for the Jabbour iPilot project a year ago and worked with the school’s fourth grade teachers Cara Spitzmiller and Angie Tremble. “Schools are microcosms of society. We teach children how to be productive citizens and if we are not using the latest tools of society, then we are failing our children,” said Norby. The goal of the pilot project was to learn how the devices could facilitate learning and student engagement, as well as to compare the iPad and iPod to determine which was more effective. After eight months, the teachers are praising the success of the iPilot program and have found that the devices have become an integral part of learning. Both teachers and their students agreed that the iPad was more effective and had broader applications. “It’s the new essential tool for the 21st century,” said Spitzmiller. She said they have discovered many benefits using these devices, including increased class participation. “There’s a real energy, passion and engagement among the kids,” said Spitzmiller. Fourth graders have used a variety of apps and websites for their schoolwork, which are incorporated throughout the day. Many of the apps are cross-curricular, meaning they can be used for several different school subjects. Both teachers have at-

RSF Garden Club to hold open-air market, tour May 5 Don’t miss the RSF Garden Club’s special garden tour, “Rambling thru the Ranch,” on May 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants take a charming trolley to discover the splendor of some of Rancho Santa Fe’s most glorious gardens. Trolleys every 10 minutes, linger as long as you want at

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Village Church Community theater to present ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ May 4-6 Costumes are being completed, lines have been memorized, the stage set has been built and is in the final stages of painting as the Village Church Community Theater cast rehearses and prepares for their performances of “The Velveteen Rabbit” on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at 2 and 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Preferred seats can be reserved in advance for $10, at or (858)7562441. General seating is free.

tended training programs to learn about the devices and the applications available. Some of the apps being used include Voice Memo for reading fluency, Popplet for vocabulary practice and Keynote for social studies and science projects. “Having mobile devices in the classroom encourages creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking,” said Tremble. “It prepares students for the global economy with the teacher acting as a coach or guide.” The plan is to expand the iPilot program to other grade levels next school year. SSF is currently holding a technology drive to raise money for new technology, including the purchase of additional iPads. “With the help of parent and community support through donations made to the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning, the school hopes to continue using mobile devices for the students currently in the program while expanding it to additional students,” said Misty Thompson, a parent at Solana Santa Fe who is coordinating the technology drive. “Solana Santa Fe welcomes community support for this important program.” Thompson said the school is also accepting the donation of used iPads and will give a tax receipt for all donations. “These devices are revolutionizing education,” said Norby. “In order to be successful, you have to be willing to change the way we teach and the way children learn.” The technology fund drive will continue through May 11. More information is available by calling Solana Santa Fe (858) 794-4700.

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Conceptual digital artist brings his unique creativity to films, video games, TV commercials and theme park attractions BY JOE TASH From an office in a second-floor bedroom of his family’s home, local resident John Dickenson dreams of worlds that have never existed, and gives them life, depth and color. His tools are his computer screen and electronic drawing board, powerful imaging programs, and sometimes simple pen and paper. A digital concept artist, Dickenson works on feature films, video games and TV commercials, and has even been called in to help with designs for theme park rides. Among his film credits are two movies based on the Narnia novels of writer C.S. Lewis: “Prince Caspian” and “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” Dickenson, 57, has made his living as an artist for more than two decades; before he began working on films and video games, he was a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and comic book inker. He was recently admitted to a union for film art-

ists, which he expects will result in more calls from Hollywood directors and production designers. This year, two films that he worked on, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and “47 Ronin,” will open in theaters. Dickenson said his job often begins in the “pre-production” phase of a film, when a project is being pitched to studio executives. The executives then decide whether to “green light” the project (give it funding for full production). Dickenson starts with a script, or a conversation with a filmmaker or video game designer, then begins to make sketches of the scene or character that is needed. “It’s my job to try to capture their vision and chase it around a bit,” he said. “I see shapes and colors and images and start to chase them. Sometimes it comes together with minimal effort, other times it takes a lot of work. It’s a

Quick Facts Name: John Dickenson Distinction: Dickenson is a conceptual digital artist, who works on films, video games, TV commercials and theme park attractions. His film credits include “Prince Caspian” and “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” Family: Married five years to Lisa Dickenson, who works as an activities director and personal trainer at the Santaluz Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Daughter, Natalie, 12, is a student at Horizon Prep School in Rancho Santa Fe. Interests: Playing squash and racquetball, photography, surf fishing, playing electric guitar and electric drum set. Reading: The Bible, “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis, “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. Music: Depending on the mood, anything from Led Zeppelin to Chemical Brothers, Brandenburg Concertos, Bach, Allison Krause, Metallica or Enya. Favorite films: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Bourne Identity films, Mission Impossible films. Favorite getaway: Mammoth in the fall before it snows, Joshua Tree. Philosophy: My Christianity, my relationship with Christ is the most important thing in my life. How I act and treat my fellow man is all connected to my relationship with him. I want to glorify him with everything I do, relationships, art work, speech, conduct. Gives my life purpose, and keeps things in balance. I do despair with Parkinson’s, but (my faith) gives me hope, I find comfort and peace in that.

back and forth, push and pull process,” he said. In some cases, Dickenson works from his home office, while in others, the director or production designer wants him to commute to a studio in Los Angeles. The final product can have many sources: sketches that are scanned into the computer; photographs; digital images “painted” onto an electronic drawing board, which are then digitized; and even scraps of fabric scanned into the computer for their texture or color. For one of the Narnia movies, Dickenson used a sketch of trees with human faces that he drew in a sketchbook while on his honeymoon. “It scratches an itch to do pen on paper. You don’t get to do that a lot in the heat of battle,” when working on deadline on a film project, he said. Although he always loved to draw, Dickenson didn’t focus on art as a ca-

John Dickenson he worked the old-fashioned way, drawing with pen and ink on paper. But in the late ‘90s, everything changed when he began to make art

“I see shapes and colors and images and start to chase them. Sometimes it comes together with minimal effort, other times it takes a lot of work. It’s a back and forth, push and pull process.” reer until he was in his 20s. He raced dirt bikes in high school, and then held a series of jobs, from working in a machine shop to driving a forklift in a warehouse. He attended Fullerton Art College, and then got a part-time job in an art store run by one of his teachers. “That kind of started my art career,” he said. For a number of years,

on a computer. “The computer opened up a whole new world for me,” Dickenson said. Using special software, he said, artists can work more quickly and stitch together images from many different sources. The ability to manipulate images so easily can be a “blessing and a curse,” he said, because he has many gigabytes of alter-


native designs stored away on his computer, most of which never see the light of day. As Dickenson works to expand his contacts and opportunities in the film industry, he is batting both time and his own body. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that affects movement and causes tremors. The progress of the disease can be slowed, Dickenson said, but not stopped entirely. At some point, he said, he won’t be able to continue working as an artist. But for now, he has taken up the electric guitar, because his doctors have told him the activity will improve hand and eye coordination, stimulate his brain,

and help keep the disease at bay. He is also planning to have a procedure called deep brain stimulation (DBS), in which electrodes are implanted in the brain. He hopes the procedure will decrease his tremors and allow him to reduce his medication. He’s also looking forward to working on new film and video game projects, and making art that — in the words of his friend and fellow artist, Justin Sweet — has the three S’s: “Startle, spectacle and spirit.” “You strive to have that emotional connection that’s bigger than the painting itself,” he said. To see samples of Dickenson’s work, visit www.

Experts to discuss brain health at May 9 Viewpoints event in RSF Viewpoints, co-presented by The Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, will present a panel discussion with three local experts on May 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. At the event, the community will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to maintain good brain health for a long and happy life. Dr. Tom Flanagan, Dr. Dee Silver, and Muffy Walker, all leading experts in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, and residents of Rancho Santa Fe, will lead a discussion about the latest breakthroughs in understanding brain health. The panel will discuss the causes, prevention and treatment of mood disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Attendees will learn how a person’s genetics, lifestyle, age, and

chance will be a great influence on one’s quality of life as they age. The evening will begin with wine and light hors d’ouveres at 6 p.m. The panel discussion will be from 6:30-8 p.m., including time for questions from the audience. The evening’s events will be held in the Fellowship Center at The Village Church (6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged and may be purchased either online or by calling (858) 381-8070.

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RSF’s Bertrand and Denise Hug to be honored at The Jewels of San Diego Gala BY KELLEY CARLSON CONTRIBUTOR Two of Rancho Santa Fe’s sparkling personalities have been selected as “jewels” for an annual gala benefiting The Arc of San Diego. Bertrand and Denise Hug, who own two of the finest restaurants in the region (Bertrand at Mr. A’s and Mille Fleurs) and support a number of local causes, will be honored during The Jewels of San Diego Gala on May 5 at The Grand Del Mar. The event raises funds for The Arc and its programs, which aid children and adults with disabilities throughout the county. To help promote the gala, Denise drew from her modeling background and posed in cabaret-themed publicity photos. “It was a two-and-ahalf-hour shoot, and I had fun doing it,” she said. The Hugs have been involved with charities for years, Denise said, and their main focuses are on children and the arts. “We’re very active in the community,” Bertrand said. Perhaps the one closest to the couple’s hearts is Hugs 4 Kids, a program of Kids Korps USA that was created in honor of their son, Julien, who died in 2010. Julien had been a longtime supporter of Kids Korps and a recipient of its national leadership award. According to its Web site, Hugs 4 Kids’ mission is “to ignite healthy inner growth and support

the positive identity of young people by engaging youth, families and communities in educational programs, hands-on activities and awareness campaigns.” Another nonprofit the Hugs are involved with is Casa de Amparo, which aims to prevent child abuse and supports those who are affected by it. The couple have a fondness for theaters and museums, especially those at Balboa Park. They contribute to helping attractions such as the Tony Award-winning Old Globe theater, which presents 15 plays and musicals on three stages during its year-round season. The nonprofit North Coast Repertory Theatre, based in Solana Beach, is on the Hugs’ support list, as well. In fact, the Hugs served as honorary chairs for the theater’s “Thirtieth Anniversary Season Gala” that was held April 22 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Denise is also a member of The Country Friends, which aids human care agencies with an emphasis on those that provide services to women, children and the elderly. The Rancho Santa Fe-based Country Friends raises money through the consignment shop it owns and operates, and it also holds a fashion runway show every September. This year, Denise is serving on the show’s planning committee for the first time. The Hugs assist these

Bertrand at Mr. A’s, where guests dine on American cuisine while taking in views of the city’s skyline and the bay. Bertrand has been involved in the restaurant business for several decades. After the French native earned a degree in economics at the University of Toulouse, he eventually made his way to the United States, supporting himself by waiting tables in restaurants. In 1973, Bertrand became managing partner of Le Cote d’Azur in La Jolla. He went on to manage, co-own or own several more restaurants in the area — including Mon Ami in Solana Beach, La Mediterranean, Bertrand’s in Leucadia, and La Maison du Lac — before buying the Mille Fleurs property in 1984 and moving to Rancho Santa Fe the following year. In 2000, Bertrand bought the Mister A’s lease and redesigned the establishment. Both Mille Fleurs and Bertrand at Mister A’s have gone on to become award-winning restaurants. Mille Fleurs has been named among the top 25 in the country by Food & Wine magazine, and Bertrand himself has garnered honors such as “Restaurateur of the Year” by the California Restaurant Association’s San Diego chapter. Managing the restaurants and assisting charities naturally keeps the Hugs busy. “I get to work early and leave late,” Bertrand said. During their spare time, the Hugs — who have been married for 38 years — can often be found on the golf course or at the horse races. They also enjoy traveling, whether it’s their annual cruise with their friends, visiting Bertrand’s father in Europe once a year, or seeing Denise’s family in Maryland and Virginia. Traveling “is the only way to get away from the restaurants,” Bertrand said. For more information, visit www., and

Denise and Bertrand Hug aforementioned nonprofits Flowers” — in the heart of -- and more -- in various ca- Rancho Santa Fe, which ofpacities. Along with attend- fers a menu of fresh French ing numerous meetings, Californian fare that changthey often host events at es daily. Farther south, near their restaurants to help off- downtown San Diego, is set the organizations’ expenses. “It’s so the charities can raise money,” Bertrand noted. “Everything goes directly The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Federated invite you to to the charity.” a special candidate forum to hear directly from: The couple also honor • All Republican Superior Court candidates with opposition: Dathose involved in working vid Berry (Office #24); Robert Amador and Jim Miller (#25); Garland with the nonprofits through Peed and Gary Kreep (#34). dinners and parties as a way •77th Assembly District candidates Dustin Steiner and Brian Mato say “thank you,” Bertrand ienschein, who will be vying to take Assemblyman Martin Garrick’s posaid. sition. The restaurants themThe event will be held on Monday, May 7, at 5 p.m. (social time, selves also keep the Hugs ocprogram starts at 5:30 p.m.) at Morgan Run Club & Resort, 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho cupied. There’s the quaint Mille Fleurs — or “Thousand Santa Fe. Light refreshments will be available. $10/person. Please pay at they door. For more information, contact Nick at 858-756-4501 or

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Former Navy SEAL turned author to speak at RSF Library event BY KELLEY CARLSON When former U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper Course Manager Brandon Webb decided to write his latest book, he had a mission: to have his young children understand why he had been away and to one day read about his experiences. The memoir, “The Red Circle,” details Webb’s ventures that led him to becoming a Navy SEAL and his eventual work designing post-9/11 sniper training courses. It also covers his transition to life as a private entrepreneur. Webb will discuss his career and the inspiration behind the book from 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe, as part of the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild’s spring author talks. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception; the $25 cost includes a signed copy of the publication. While Webb has lived in the San Diego area for the last 15 years, he originally hails from Canada. At age 7, his family moved to the United States, and they resided on a boat in Ventura Harbor. When he was 16, Webb was involved in a fight with his father and thrown out of the “house” — a small vessel anchored off Tahiti. His 6,000-mile journey back to California — which he accomplished without a driver’s license — helped lay the foundation for his sucBrandon Webb cessful military career. In 1993, Webb joined the Navy, where he initially served as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator and Search and Rescue Swimmer. He went on to complete Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training with class 215. Brought to Coronado as a SEAL in 1997, Webb was involved in combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. After his last deployment with SEAL Team Three, he worked at the Naval Special Warfare Group One Sniper Cell. Webb said that during this time, he and some other SEALs were approached about helping to revamp the sniper program to “bring it into the 21st century.” For Webb, it eventually became a full-time job, and he took over as head instructor of the sniper course at the end of 2003. More than 300 SEAL sniper students graduated from Webb’s three-month-long course. One of them was Chris Kyle, the most decorated sniper in USSOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command) with more than 250 confirmed kills. Another of Webb’s trainees was Marcus Luttrell, lone survivor among the dozen SEALs who were a part of the ill-fated Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in 2005. The following year, Webb’s career with the Navy came to a close, and for a short period, he performed contract work with an intelligence agency in Iraq. But after spending large amounts of time away from his family for years, Webb decided a change was in order. “My first son was born ... while I was chasing bad guys in caves in Afghanistan,” Webb said. “It was time for me to spend time with my family.” With his own entrepreneurial parents as an inspiration, Webb chose to attend business classes through The Business Professional Course. It was there that he discovered he had a knack for writing and he could better express himself. “I found I was good at it,” Webb said. He gained experience as a contributing editor for, and then merged his business and literary skills into, or Special Operations Forces Situation Report, where he currently serves as editor in chief. The site launched Feb. 1, and contains up-to-date information about the Special Operations community. Among the features at is an online show titled “Inside the Team Room,” which debuted April 19. Each episode lasts five to 10 minutes, and presents interviews with historical and modern-day Special Operations heroes. Before heading his own website, Webb decided to give book writing a shot. Two years ago, he co-wrote “The 21st Century Sniper” with Glen Doherty, a technical publication that provides tips and basic training required for aspiring marksmen. His most recent book, “The Red Circle,” was released on April 10, and debuted on the New York Times’ bestseller list in its first week. According to Webb, his desire to write it was inspired by Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture,” a speech about achieving childhood dreams, which later became a book. Although Pausch had been diagnosed with terminal cancer shortly before the lecture, he focused on living and overcoming obstacles. “I saw how powerful of a message it was,” Webb said. It was one he wanted to pass on to his family, relating with his own experiences as a SEAL. “This is my first real serious literary foray,” Webb said. The author is already hard at work on two more books: one focusing on business, the other discussing the best sniper schools in the world. Of course, the SEALs are at the top, Webb noted. Furthermore, Webb recently established the Red Circle Foundation, in which proceeds from fundraisers and donations go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Navy SEAL Foundation. For more information about Webb, go to While these events are for RSF Library Guild members only, it is easy to become a member of the Library Guild. Go to, call (858) 756-4780, or press “like” on Facebook and follow the link.

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RSF Women’s Fund hears grant proposals


embers of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, gathered at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on April 26 to hear grant proposal presentations from 10 nonprofit organizations selected by the Grants Committee to be placed on the 2012 ballot. In early May, after months of intense review by the Grants Committee, the final recipients of the 2012 awards will be determined. Visit

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Shelby Strong, Paige Vanosky

Sandra Zarcades, Karen Gould

Kate Williams, Annabelle Moore

Sue Pidgeon, Dawn Hummel

Judy Oliphant, Marilyn Fletcher, Connie Pittard

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Donna Vance, Jessica McNellis

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion

Mobile technologies in school: Who wants some Kool-Aid? I recently attended the RSF School District’s Technology Review Retreat. It was well-presented and included an interesting discussion regarding the applicability of mobile technologies in our school – in a word, tablets – in a shorter word, iPads. We all want the best for our kids, for them to be ready and even to have an advantage, but I got a sinking feeling as I reflected on the retreat and the accompanying parent survey. I should preface my remarks. I love technology. My educational background is in engineering. My professional career has been about the development and commercialization of new technologies and software. I’ve dealt with hundreds of technology firms and have either led or participated in dozens of implementation programs. With that said, I have come to fully realize that technology is not a panacea. It is not a cure-all. It never is. Like throwing money at a problem, many think the problem will go away if you throw enough technology at it. It doesn’t. Biggest pitfalls with technology: 1) Know what problem you’re trying to solve before you buy. What problem are we trying to solve with iPads? Are we trying to prepare our kids for the future through exposure? In the past 10 years, we have seen a dramatic shift from desktops, to laptops, to notebooks, to smartphones and tablets – these devices are identical save their size, mobility and means to input information (keyboard, mouse, finger). So, in many ways a computer = laptop = tablet. Shrink it down, make it wireless…still, basically a computer. Given their similarity, “technology exposure” already exists at our school – with computers in our classrooms – and some degree of information mobility with every student having access to some device at home. So, why are we rushing to purchase? Simple. We feel a sense of panic and urgency – we need – no, must have them - to keep up. We’ve drunk the technology Kool-Aid. Why are we drinking it? Who cares. They’re drinking it over there, it must be good. Drink up ! We’ll figure out why later. Technology has that kind of allure. Shiny, new, fun… 2) Get references. Better yet, unbiased references. Where has it worked before? It’s easy to find studies touting a successful technology program sponsored by those with a vested interest as no one wants to admit they’ve made a mistake, but can you find an unbiased one? “Apple in particular woos the education market with a state-of-the art sales operation … that public-interest watchdogs say, raises some concerns….Apple invites educators from around the country to “executive briefings” … Nonpartisan groups are critical of the Apple visits calling them “influence peddling.” … “There is a geek culture that very much worships Apple, and they’re feeding into that to get more contracts.” — New York Times (November, 2011) Project Tomorrow is another often-cited non-profit “independent” reference, focusing on “Preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens.” However, Project Tomorrow has investors…investors like HP and Smart Technologies. Mmmm? The authors of a truly independent study examining the results of the much-touted “One Laptop Per Child” program had interesting findings: “At $200 per computer, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has sold or facilitated donations of about 2.5 million laptops to class-

rooms in 42 different countries. A new study suggests those laptops do not, however, have any effect on achievement in math or language…It has been suggested that the introduction of computers increases motivation, but our results suggest otherwise,” write the study’s authors.” — Mashable (April 2012) Mmm…Kool-Aid…why are we drinking this? 3) What do the experts say? While there are many powerful business and political advocates for technological upgrades in schools stating that mobile devices allow students to learn at their own pace, engage the student better and hold their attention longer — many independent experts don’t agree, noting that it’s “distraction over instruction.” “Five years ago, with little evidence that teacher and student use of computers in classroom lessons would raise test scores, Kyrene (Ariz.) school district voters authorized $33 million in technology expenditures. Since then Kyrene administrators and teachers have offered enthusiastic endorsements … and, here is the kicker: test scores have stagnated… There is insufficient evidence to spend that kind of money. Period.” — Larry Cuban, Education Professor Emeritus, Stanford University (Wordpress - October 2011, New York Times - September 2011) “The data is pretty weak. It’s very difficult when we’re pressed to come up with convincing data,” said Tom Vander Ark, the former executive director for education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an investor in educational technology companies — New York Times, September 2011. Unfortunately, there are no independent studies that show tablets or iPads are effective in the classroom and the experts are conflicted at best. But is it possible they still could provide value? Even the creators of such technology are stumped. “Even Mr. Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, turned skeptical about technology’s ability to improve education. In a new biography of Mr. Jobs, the book’s author, Walter Isaacson, describes a conversation earlier this year between the ailing Mr. Jobs and Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, in which the two men “agreed that computers had, so far, made surprisingly little impact on schools — far less than on other realms of society such as media and medicine and law.” “The comments echo similar ones Mr. Jobs made in 1996, between his two stints at Apple. …Mr. Jobs said that “what’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology,” even though he had himself “spearheaded giving away more computer equipment to schools than anybody else on the planet.” Mr. Jobs blamed teachers’ unions for the decline in education.” – New York Times, November 2011 4) Have a long-term plan that includes both goals and measurable performance criteria before you buy. Saying is one thing, but doing is another. It was pointed out during the retreat that most implementations fail without a studied, measured implementation taking years to develop. The ensuing discussion included a litany of best practices, including focusing first on “why,” before your get to “what” device. However, despite these cautions, we rush to the KoolAid. “Critics counter that, absent clear proof, schools are being motivated by a blind faith in technology and an overemphasis on digiSee TECHNOLOGY, page 21

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‘A Night at the Royal Ascot’


ids Korps USA’s annual Superstar Gala, “A Night at the Royal Ascot,” was held April 28, at the Del Mar Country Club. The equestrian-themed evening featured fine food and wine, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Visit www.kidskorps PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Marie Daniels, Jared Smith, Yolanda S. Walther-Meade, Kristi Pieper.

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Fairbanks GOP Women host Thompson

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Carol Puckett, Stephanie Friedrich, Liz Wolfe, Sue Higgins, Susan Nettinga

Cheryl Wierwille, Bill Cima, Sandra Cima

Kristen Oxley, Hudson Oxley, Tommy Thompson

ormer Wisconsin governor and current U. S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson spoke at a reception hosted by Fairbanks Republican Women Federated on April 26 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Thompson was elected governor in 1986 and re-elected to three additional terms, leaving in 2001 to become secretary of health and human services under President George W. Bush. Visit www.fairbanksrepublicanwomen. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Sue Higgins, Carol Puckett, Tommy Thompson

Betty Blair, Carol Millichap, Judy Malody, Betty Alexy

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QUEEN continued from page 1 the restoration — one of many he’s done over the years that have led him to a successful business as owner of Calypso Watersports and Charters. The Holmquists moved to San Diego in 1971 when Lance was 11; their fourth child Kristen, who now lives in Miami was born three weeks after the move, joining the brood that included two older sisters Cynthia and Kim. Kristen and Mom and Dad all turned out for the launch party – just another party in the continuing party that Lance and his mom say his life is. They talk fondly of each other. He says “she’s a hoot — she has a great laugh.” She says “He didn’t let anything get him down. He’s got great character and, since he was 2, he always got the girl.” His mom recalls the days when Lance and friends James McDonald, David Cantwell and Wayne Winke tore up the hills on their minibikes and when he rode horses with Theresa Baker. But he left San Diego after graduating from Torrey Pines High School, heading for Hawaii on his own after a friend bailed on the trip at the last minute. Following some adventures – and some misadventures — there and despite his parents pleas to come home, he stayed for a while. Then it was off to Australia where he surfed, tended bar, got a divemaster’s license and skipper’s license, and took up sailing and running charters as he does today. Eventually, he made his way to the Florida Keys, working as a divemaster before getting his captain’s license and sailing endorsement. He started buying smaller boats and fixing them up, selling them and stepping up in size. Today, he and Suzanne, his wife of eight years, own several boats and run sailing charters to the Marquesas and Dry Tortugas. Their boats are moored just a couple of boats away from where the African Queen sits. For years they had watched people wander by and recall its past. But it wasn’t until just before New Year’s Day 2011 — when he learned the 100th anniversary of the boat was approaching — that he first gave any thought to it. He had seen the movie

and although he wasn’t a big fan, he said it left an impression on him. “I think Mom and Dad let me go on Pirates of the Caribbean one too many times,” he joked. “Bogart was a sturdy, salty kind of a guy who didn’t take any guff and wasn’t afraid to throw a punch,” he said. “In my younger years I had more of that attitude. Nothing ever stopped me.” Acknowledging that once he puts his mind to something, he “gets tunnel vision,” Lance said he “can weld, plumb, ‘MacGyver’ just about anything.” But first he had to work a deal with the owner. The 30-foot-long, 8-foot-wide boat was built in England as the Steam Launch Livingstone and used by the British East Africa Co. to carry passengers and cargo across Lake Albert and then in the movie, when it was seen in Uganda and the Belgian Congo. Lance said he did similar trips on the rivers in Australia, where he taught people about crocodiles and took hunters and tourists on his boat. After a few stops along the way, the African Queen was brought to Key Largo by Jim Hendricks Sr., who found the deteriorating craft in 1982 and even corresponded with Hepburn about it. Its permanent home became the marina by the town’s Holiday Inn, which he owned. But when Hendricks died, the boat nearly did too. His son, Jimmy Jr., had the desire but not the wherewithal to bring her back. So when the Holmquists reached out, he agreed to a lease in which he gets part of the proceeds from its operations. The excitement over the African Queen’s return to the water drew Stephen Bogart, son of the actor and Lauren Bacall, to attend a local event that included auctioning a ride with him, as well as pieces of the boat that couldn’t be refurbished. Now, Lance said, he’d like to take the boat through the wilderness waterways of the Everglades and maybe even back to the Congo for “a real expedition” or for a journey on the Seminale tribal lands. “It would be great to film it for the History Channel or Discovery or National Geographic,” he said. For more information, visit com/watch?v=fiHPaNktEG M&feature=share

SURVIVOR continued from page 1 for the Cure for the first time a year ago, she’s in the forefront of Komen’s efforts to reach out to Hispanic women. Some have asked why she’s doing it, noting that she “doesn’t look like a foreigner,” she said. Fluent in Spanish, as is her husband Michael D. Myers, she says she is not just bilingual, but is “truly bicultural.” Her parents left Hungary in 1947-48 and “via very different routes, ended up in South America,” Myers said. They met in Chile, which is where she was born. “My parents spoke Hungarian, I grew up in a Spanish environment and was sent to a private French school,” she recalled, adding that she perfected her English after moving to the U.S. Her husband was born and raised in Cleveland, but he traveled a lot, and he, too, is fluent in French, was fluent in Japanese and went to law school in Mexico. “When we met, it was not just the languages we had in common,” she said. “I told him, ‘You understand my music, my foods, my way of being.” Now that he is semiretired and their children – Monique, who will be 26 in May and is a law student at the University of San Diego and living at home, and Alexander, 23, who is working for a local startup company – are making their way in the world, Myers said she has more time to focus on charitable work. “We are entering a time of our lives where we have time to give back, she said. So when Laura Farmer, executive director of Susan G. Komen San Diego chapter, asked her to take on the spokesperson’s role, she said, she embraced it. “I’m being given the opportunity to pay it forward and to challenge the emotion of cancer that stays with you.” Talking about facing cancer and what follows, she cited Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong Manifesto: “Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life.”

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure What: 5k race in Balboa Park When: 8 a.m., Nov. 4 Goal: To raise $707,000 Web: One night after her surgery, she said, she and her husband were reflecting on their situation. “That’s when the reality hits,” she noted. “We’re very blessed. He and I have worked very hard; we have the best doctors, the best insurance, the best medication.” As they talked, she said, they wondered what was happening to others in San Diego, particularly in the Hispanic community and with other women who are underinsured or can’t afford all the tests or the doctors. “It boggled my mind,” she said. “Who pays the rent or takes care of their children. What if they can’t take time off from work for treatments?” Hispanic women, in particular, she noted, face very high mortality rates from breast cancer, al-

though not necessarily more breast cancer than other groups. Many are diagnosed later, she said. “Some of it is cultural; some of it is education about breast cancer.” Because she is comfortable in both cultures, she said, she feels she can bring a special touch to her role as spokeswoman for the Race for the Cure, Myers said. She will be helping to raise money and to advocate on behalf of women, as well as working with the media and at events like the recent National City health fair. There, Komen offered free mammograms and pap smears to women over 40 who hadn’t had one in the past year or those under 40 with a family history of cancer. Myers said she especially likes the fact that 75 percent of the money raised during Susan G. Komen San Diego events stays in the county and it is the only organization that provides free services for women at every step of the cancer journey, from mammograms to meal delivery. The remaining 25 percent goes to research into causes and cures for the dis-

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ease. “A lot of the new medications are funded or touched by Komen grants,” she added. Already, she has been interviewed by Televisa, and looks forward to doing more to get the word out about Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. And she knows she’ll be doing it with the support of her husband who she calls her “knight in shining armor” and her son, who did the 3-Day with her in 2011, and daughter who shows up along the course between classes to cheer her on.

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TECHNOLOGY continued from page 15 tal skills — like using PowerPoint and multimedia tools — at the expense of math, reading and writing fundamentals. They say the technology advocates have it backward when they press to upgrade first and ask questions later. “In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning.” — New York Times, September 2011. “I would check my wallet if anyone said this is the solution and you have to do it tomorrow or your schools will fail,” said Mark Warschauer, an education professor at the University of California, Irvine. Warschauer said there is no evidence yet that such devices improve learning. “I’m a big enthusiast of technology in education, but I’m very wary of notions of silver bullet or magic bullet or game changer,” Warschauer said. “An iPad is a different way to deliver content. It has some advantages, and it has some disadvantages.” — New York Times, November 2011. Still thirsty? Maybe not, but let’s not give up yet. 5) Look to the market leaders for best practices. Maybe we’re trying to solve the problem of improving test scores. So, let’s look to the

market leaders, the leading elementary schools in the state.* Rowe’s API score is a fabulous 10 out of 10 and our state ranking for Star Tests is 127 out of 5,205. These are great scores, but what are the top schools doing? In the #1 spot is William Faria (top 6 statewide for the last eight years). They have 585 students (Rowe has 510 in elementary). They have a student:teacher ratio of 25 (Rowe’s is about 12). They have 25 full-time teachers (Rowe has just under 50). As for fundraising, they request $250 per student and have about a 50 percent participation rate, yielding roughly $75,000 from parents. This compares to our education foundation’s $1 million annual contribution, with a Fair Share of $1,500 and over 80 percent participation. So, why are they consistently in the Top 6? Is it iPads? No. They average six computers per classroom. No tablets. And most shockingly, this school is in Apple’s backyard. They’ve solved the test score problem without iPads. Moreover, Faria Elementary belongs to Cupertino Union District, which has four of their 20 schools in the top 20 statewide. Any iPads? Some, but limited to a few staff members and special needs students. Makes sense. Same with other top

tier schools like #3 Mission San Jose (in Fremont Unified School District with six schools in the top 20 this year). Do they have tablets? Nope. Not one. They now have a computer lab, but some rooms don’t even have computers for kids. Yet, they have been in the top 3 statewide for the past seven years. So, back to the original question – what problem are we trying to solve? If the problem is that we need to ready our kids for the technological future, we already have the tools in place, regardless the pace of change. If the problem is increasing engagement or collaboration, there’s plenty of evidence to show that technology tends to do the opposite, leading to “distraction over instruction.” If the problem is test scores, there’s neither evidence to show that iPads are the “promised land” nor are they required to become a top tier school. Technology is neither a babysitter nor a substitute teacher. It has a lot of value when used properly, and I’m not against it, but let’s slow down. Let’s figure out what problem we’re trying to solve, get independent references, develop a long-term plan and then use all the great resources at our disposal to have the top school in

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RETREAT continued from page 1 trict’s funding source for the iPad purchase is the state funds they received last year. They have about $2 million left in state money that needs to be used and is restricted, meaning it can’t be spent on teacher salary or operational needs. Last week’s retreat also included input from Steve Clemons, assistant superintendent and chief technology officer for Integrated Technology Services at the San Diego County Office of Education, and Greg Ottinger, director of online learning for ITS. “I’m incredibly impressed with the process you’re going through,” said Clemons. “Being prepared for how the technology is going to be used is critical.” The biggest mistakes schools have made in implementing new technology is going too big too fast and not having clear goals or outcomes, Schaub said. They want to ensure that a main key is professional development for teachers as they learn a whole new way of teaching, and learning and making sure that the technology has relevancy in the curriculum

and is project based and research driven. “If we’re putting something in the hands of kids, it has to be valuable and educational, not just cool,” Schaub said. The district started to look at how mobile learning devices in the classroom might look in the summer of 2011, with a visit to Apple headquarters. In looking at the possibilities, the district conducted a parent survey and implemented 13 iPads in advisory teachers’ classrooms, with student input. Students said they would like textbooks on iPads, their own devices, portability between school and home, and fewer restrictions while understanding it’s a privilege. As 75 percent of parents in the survey said they preferred Apple products, the district chose to move forward looking at iPads. Rancho Santa Fe is also a Macbased district, so it made sense, Delaney said. Just one example of how the technology was piloted this year occurred at the middle school level where students created epubs. Their e-pubs were written reports imbedded with video and graphics, published to teacher Mau-

reen Cassarino’s itunes account. The students wrote 3,000-word reports on topics such as manga, surfing and Korean pop music. “I’ve never seen eighth grade boys more engaged in a project as they were in this one,” said Cassarino. Parent Heather Slosar said while she was not against technology, she asked the board to use caution and not just be swayed by new, shiny things. Slosar likened it to when her family obtained their first microwave and she was so excited to find out what she could do with it. She tried nuking a frozen orange juice container and ended up destroying the microwave. “All the applications and impacts on test scores are really unproven at this point,” said Slosar. “We need to be careful not to replace the teacher with devices if we’re not ready for it yet.” Ottinger said Slosar had a good point, speaking about having the right tools to supplement the work that’s being done in the classroom. “It is shiny and new and we’re being cautious about what are the best pieces,” Ottinger said. All of the implementation options considered by

the board involved one iPad per teacher and 10 iPads for special education but they varied in the amount purchased and how they were distributed. Option one was the most ambitious option, putting the most devices out there with 462. It would include 1:1 iPads in middle school and at kindergarten (rolling up each successive year. The “thirds” deployment would be used at the 1-6 grade levels, with six iPads a class at a total cost of $333,100. The board was concerned about how this program would be viewed by parents, if their students weren’t in an iPad classroom. “I think it’s very important that we’re equitable,” board president Jim Depolo said. The $255,900 option three is the board’s least favorite so far, with 1:1 at middle school and one cart of 20 iPads per class level. “The teacher who doesn’t want to do it doesn’t have to request them and then it becomes a real inequity,” Delaney said. Option 4 is the least ambitious with 302 iPads: 1:1 at middle school and six per classroom for K-6. It would cost $214,500.

While some districts have tried “bring your own device” programs, Clemons said he hasn’t seen a good implementation of it. “Classroom management becomes more challenging,” Clemons said, noting that the teacher has to spend time to make sure all the devices can carry the same programs and sometimes troubleshoot older equipment. It was noted that having a universal device in the classroom works much better, where all the content on the devices is also the same and guarded. “I do like the idea of saving some money but I do like better the idea of control,” Delaney said. “We want to keep kids safe first and foremost.” In addition to purchasing iPads, the district also needs a complete tech upgrade. Each classroom at Rowe has a minimum of seven computers per classroom and their computer fleet must be replaced this year, Delaney said, which will cost about $200,000. Technology director Ben Holbert has made the computers last as long as possible and the equipment is all nine years old. “The last four or five

years I’ve held off on buying anything new,” said Holbert. “The time is now. The one to one stuff doesn’t mean the desktop is dead.” Holbert said there are still things the desktop computers are needed for such as a full browser, Flash, Compass Learning and MAP testing. Seltzer raised the issue of content control and safety with the iPads. Holbert said they would be able to install a safe browser and use a district app store with applications vetted and approved by staff. Slosar also expressed concerns about the wi-fi in the classrooms as she has concerns about radiation. She and her husband worked with the school to develop shields. “I know I’m not the only one in the community who feels this way, who would be upset if suddenly our young kids were exposed to wireless radiation at school when we work so hard to keep it out of our homes,” Slosar said. Slosar said she was told after the meeting by Delaney and Holbert that the K-2 children’s iPads would not have wi-fi access, instead the applications would be downloaded by the teacher to the iPads.

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Jammin Under the Stars in RSF The Jammer Family Foundation hosted the third annual Jammin Under the Stars kickoff on April 25 at a Rancho Santa Fe residence. The Jammer Family Foundation is focused on empowering disadvantaged youth of San Diego and providing them with the support they need to flourish and reach their highest potential. Visit PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

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he Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe presented “An Afternoon With Rod Laver” on April 29. At this “Legends at the Bridges” event, tennis great and Bridges member Charlie Pasarell interviewed Laver, who was elevated to the tennis Hall of Fame in 1981. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

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La Jolla Cultural Partners

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Susan Morse, Shari Seeberson

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


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John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation is only on view through May 13. Don’t miss the chance to see this exhibition featuring more than 100 works drawn from the impressively rich and deep holdings of contemporary prints assembled by collector, business man, and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer.

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8 p.m. MCASD La Jolla 700 Prospect Street

MCASD Sherwood Auditorium Tickets: $75, $55, $25 Internationally renowned piano superstar performs works by Haydn, Copland, Schumann and Beethoven.

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Five Centuries of European Art and Music

A New American Musical only at La Jolla Playhouse

Presented and performed by Victoria Martino


Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.


This lecture-concert series will take the audience on a journey through five centuries of European art and music, from the Renaissance to our time. Ms. Martino will reveal and examine the political, social and ideological factors that led to significant stylistic shifts and transformations, illuminating pivotal moments in the cultural development of Europe.

Ten strangers compete for a new hardbody truck. The contestant with the most nerve – and tenacity – will drive away with the American Dream.

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

Harry Potter’s world of wizardry inspires exhibit coming to Geisel Library FROM UCSD REPORTS Although perceived as sheer fantasy by many, the magic depicted in the Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling can be traced to Renaissance traditions that played a pivotal role in the development of modern science and medicine. The UC San Diego Libraries have been selected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine to host “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” a traveling exhibit that sheds light on the Renaissance traditions featured in the Harry Potter canon. The “show” runs May 6 through June 16 at Geisel Library. Making its second appearance in California, the exhibit includes materials from the National Library of Medicine’s collections — including six illustrated banners describing the practices (alchemy, herbology, astrology and natural philosophy) depicted in the world of wizardry created by Rowling. The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of lectures by UCSD faculty members. • An opening reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 10 in the Seuss Room in

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Professor Snape’s Potions Lab Geisel Library with Potterthemed refreshments and entertainment. It will be followed by a 4 p.m. talk titled, “Harry Potter and the Magic of Books,” by Seth Lerer, dean of Arts & Humanities at UCSD. • On May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Biomedical Library Events Room, Pathology Professor Dr. Henry Powell will trace the development of medicine. His talk is titled, “From Beliefs and Spells to the Scientific Method: A Long, Slow Journey for the Art of Medicine.” Powell is a world authority on experimental neuropathology, and a former chair of the UCSD Academic Senate.

• On May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Seuss Room, Literature Professor Stephen Potts will give a talk on “Harry Potter and the Secrets of Order: Knowledge and Power from Renaissance to Hogwarts.” Potts, who teaches classes on Harry Potter, young adult fiction, and children’s literature, will discuss the influence of the magical tradition on the scientific revolution and the ethical issues that surfaced, as knowledge became a real power for change. • On May 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Science & Engineering Library Events Room in the Geisel Li-

What: National Library of Medicine exhibit/ lecture series, ‘Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine’ When: May 6-June 16 Where: Geisel Library, UCSD campus Cost: Events are free and open to the public Register for lectures: http://libguides.ucsd. edu/harrypotter Exhibit background: http://www.nlm.nih. gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/ brary, Professor Ronald Graham, one of the world’s best known mathematicians, computer theorists, and technology visionaries, will explain the math behind magic in his talk, “Juggling Mathematics and Magic.” Graham, who calls himself a “mathemagician,” is a skilled magician and juggler — ex-president of the International Jugglers Association. He is also co-author of “Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks.”

Illustration of an apothecary lesson, Hieronymus Brunschwig, Liber de Arte Distillandi de Compositis, 1512

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DRESSAGE DAZZLE Guenter Seidel on Fandango, left, and Steffen Peters on Legolas 92, step into the ring for the awards ceremony of the $5,000 FEI CDI Grand Prix Freestyle at the Del Mar National Horse Show on April 28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Peters won the event with a score of 78.4, while Seidel was second with 76.375. The two riders — who are both U.S. Olympic bronze medalists — are hoping to qualify for this year’s Summer Games in London. The musical freestyle was one of the highlights of Dressage Week, which was held April 26 through 29. This week is Hunter/Jumper Week. Photo/Kelley Carlson

Upcoming events at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center

Join us for “Club 92067” at our Annual Gala! Purchase your tickets online! When: Saturday, May 12, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Where: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Dress: Rock Star Glam or Cocktail attire Join us for our Annual Gala with this year’s “Club 92067” theme. Come as your favorite rock star and party-on with Atomic Groove, a fantastic dance band! You won’t want to miss this glam-tacular event. The evening will include a silent and live auction, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and lots of dancing. Purchase tickets by April 12th for a discounted rate of $225. After that, prices will be $250 for members and $275 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets online or call the Community Center at (858) 756-2461. ***** Session 4 is here, sign up now! Our Session 4 classes began on Monday, April 23 but there is still time to register for our 8-week session that runs from April 23June 15. We are offering a wide variety of classes for your children to enjoy and participate in. From karate, to art classes, to dance classes, to gymnastics, we have you covered! We are also introducing some exciting new classes such as Stop Motion and Animation and Child vs Wild to spark your child’s imagination. Please visit our website at for more information. You do not want your child to miss this great opportunity to learn new skills while having fun at the same time, so register today! ***** There is still time to sign up for our Lip Sync Show! Sign up today for our annual Family Lip Sync Show at the RSFCC, we will be showcasing #1 hits of the last 30 years during this year’s show to be held Friday, May 18, from 5-8 p.m. Participant sign-ups can still be taken here at the Community Center. Cost is $25 for participants and $10 for spectators and includes a hot dog, chips, and a drink (a vegetarian option will be available). It will be the perfect chance to show off your performing and dancing skills. We hope to see you there!

***** Summer Camps at RSFCC, sign up now! Our summer camp schedule is out and online. Be sure to check out all the exciting camps we will be offering this summer here at the RSFCC. We will be offering a variety of camps for your children to enjoy, including basketball, dance, surfing, cheer, arts and crafts, and much more. We are also offering quite a few specialty camps, which include NASA Space Camp and Fashion Design Camp plus many more. As usual, we will be having Camp Rancho each week which will include awesome field trips and fun activities for the kids. Please visit our website at or call us at 858-756-2461 for more information. ***** Breathe deep with Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Instructor: Elize Quinn Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. -9:15 a.m. Build a strong, safe and healthy yoga practice with detailed alignment, use of props, and proper breathing. A wonderful way to start the day for both newcomers and experienced students who want to deepen their practice but may have injuries, muscular imbalances, or structural irregularities. You’ll create strength, flexibility, and balance and be gently guided to move beyond boundaries and reach new levels on your practice. ***** Come out and play with our Moms & Tots Group! Location: Private homes, local attractions, parks and the RSFCC Days: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Ages: Newborn through Preschool Moms, gather your tots and get involved with the play dates happening right here in your community! The Community Center offers families an opportunity to get connected by arranging play dates around the community and within the homes of other moms and tots. Meet your neighbors and other moms in this group catering to parents of preschool children. Weekly play dates and Moms Night Out activities are held year-round. Also be a part of an e-mail network for exclusive invitations, classifieds, and events.

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Falcon kicker invited to walk-on at Big 10’s Northwestern University BY TIM PICKWELL Torrey Pines High School Senior Jack Mitchell is a good student, with a 4.0 GPA— high enough to earn San Diego Union-Tribune All Academic Team Honors in football. But, his grades likely weren’t high enough to get him into one of the top academic universities in the nation. Fortunately, the 6’ 3” 205 lb. varsity football and baseball player had another asset: a powerful right leg. Mitchell demonstrated the ability to kick a 48-yard field goal in a game as a sophomore, and routinely put his kick-offs into the end zone for touchTorrey Pines Senior Kicker Jack Mitchell has been backs in his two varsity seasons. He averaged 40 yards on his punts, while also start- invited to bring his kick-off skills to the Big 10’s Northwestern University, where he will be a ing at cornerback and wide receiver. These skills, but primarily his kicking, “preferred walk-on” in the Fall. Mitchell (No 2), have earned him “preferred walk-on” status shown here kicking off September 2, 2011 v. with the Big 10’s Northwestern University. Colton High School, routinely put his kick-offs The chance to play football is big, but just into the end zone. Photo: Anna Scipione. getting into a top school (NU is No. 12 in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings) was the goal. “When we started this whole process, we were hoping to leverage baseball or football to get into a school that he might not otherwise get into,” said his mother, Sarah Mitchell. “He received an offer from Duke to be a preferred walk-on and had other options with other good schools, but, nothing could compare to the feeling at Northwestern.” “It seemed like a home for me,” said Jack Mitchell. “The head coach and the football program were impressive, and the coaches were very outgoing throughout the whole recruiting process. It’s a great school and a great opportunity.” The days when future starters might just enroll at a school and “walk on” to the football team without a scholarship are long gone. Walk-ons are evaluated, considered, recruited—and even rejected. “Never in our program’s history have we had more young men interested in walking on than we did this year,” said NU head football coach Pat Fitzgerald. “With our roster limits it was a very competitive process for walk-ons. We are excited that Jack will be joining the Northwestern Football Family. Jack caught the eye of our staff with his strong leg and as we See KICKER, page B21

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(Above) Torrey Pines athletes trim the ribbon on the new Patch with Egoscue Foundation’s Eilliot Williams, Jill Huerta, Principal Brett Killeen, Michael Bellofatto and Danny Wright. (Left) TPHS athletes work out on the new Patch. Photos/Karen Billing

Reconstructed TPHS Patch obstacle course celebrated BY KAREN BILLING Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Carmel Valley-based Egoscue Foundation, Torrey Pines High School has an upgraded Patch obstacle course on campus. A ribbon cutting and demonstration by Torrey Pines cheerleaders and football players was held April 30. “We’re really excited to keep the Patch legacy alive at Torrey Pines,” said Jill Huerta, the Egoscue Foundation’s director. Pete Egoscue, founder of The Egoscue Method, built the Patch obstacle course 12 years ago at Torrey Pines High for the purpose of physical training. He was inspired by those used by the United States Military. It has helped with the careers of former Charger Junior Seau, NFL player and TPHS alumni John Lynch, former Padres Trevor Hoffman, Dave Roberts and Mike Sweeney. Last year the New York Giants’ Justin Tuck even stopped by for a workout, to the delight of the surprised Falcon football team members. “Over the years, we really loved having the Patch but it had fallen into a little bit of disrepair,” said TPHS Principal Brett Killeen. Killeen said the school didn’t have “a lot of cash laying around” to fix the course so they were very happy when Egoscue stepped up with the funding. The Egoscue team worked on the course over the weekend and students on Monday were put through a series of challenging exercises to break it in. For more information, visit


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‘Mamma Mia’ poetry event to be held at Flower Hill

Cirque du Soleil now at DM Fairgrounds Cirque du Soleil returned to the Del Mar Fairgrounds with TOTEM, its latest big top production written and directed by Robert Lepage. TOTEM opened April 25 for a limited engagement at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Tickets for TOTEM are available at Photo/Jon Clark

Grammy nominee Amick Byram sings May 19 at Solana Beach church Amick Byram, a recording artist, actor and top session singer who has been nominated twice for Grammy awards, will sing May 19 at Calvary Lutheran Church. The concert will kick off Calvary’s second season of concerts that will also feature The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble on June 3, the Mar Dels nostalgia band on Aug. 4, and Christian songwriter and singer Bob Bennett on Oct. 13. Byram sang the role of Moses in the animated feature film, “The Prince of Egypt,” and has sung on hundreds of other films including “Shrek,” “Aladdin,” Amick Byram “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas” and “The Matrix.” He has starred in such musical productions as “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway and in Los Angeles, “Les Miserables,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and in “Sunset Boulevard” opposite Glenn Close. In the science fiction TV series “Star Trek, The Next Generation,” he played Ian Troi – Counselor Troy’s father. He has also appeared in guest roles on “Ally McBeal,” “Kristin,” “Fraser” and “Friends,” among other shows. The other performers: June 3: The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, formed nearly a decade ago to promote Russian sacred and folk music, has toured extensively throughout Europe and America. Its members have extensive formal training at their country’s top music schools. Aug. 4: The Mar Dels will play songs from the 1950s to the 1990s, from swing and rock ‘n’ roll to Motown classics. An optional barbecue dinner will be served for an additional $15; please RSVP to Calvary. Oct. 13: Bennett is considered to be one of Christian music’s foremost singer-songwriters. His acoustic, folk-style tunes include “Matters of the Heart,” “Man of the Tombs,” and “A Song About Baseball.” All the concerts will start at 7 p.m., with a wine and cheese social at 6:30, and will be held at Calvary, 424 Via de la Valle, just north of the San Diego County Fairgrounds. Tickets for individual concerts are $20 for adults and $15 for students 12 to 18 years old. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Subscriptions for all four performances cost $60. To purchase tickets, drop by Calvary or phone the church at (858) 755-2855. They will also be sold at the door. For more information, visit or e-mail Linda Kewin at lkewin@roadrunner. com

In the spirit of community and in celebration of mothers, the Solana Beach Art Association invites the public to attend an evening of poetry at the Pannikin in Flower Hill Promenade on Thursday, May 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. “Mama Mia” is a free family-friendly event that will showcase local poets of all ages and stages who will wax lyrically and lovingly about the mothers in their lives. Emceed by Diane Welch, the event is sponsored by the SBAA whose mission in part is to bring the arts to the community and the community to the arts. There will be a complimentary wine and cheese reception; donations are welcome to help fund future events. Laughter, levity, and love will also be on the menu. Membership into the SBAA, a volunteer run organization – founded by five fabulous moms: Christie Beniston, Sharon Leib, Amber Irwin, Carol Beth Rodriguez and Diane Welch – is open to artists from all disciplines as well as to supporters of the arts. Visit to find out more or to join. If you would like to read your original poem about your mother, contact Sharon Leib at srleib@me. com The Pannikin is located at 2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, CA 92001.

David Alan Collection to host Indonesian Institute of Arts performers May 8 David Alan Collection, in partnership with the Center for World Music and the Indonesian Consulate of Los Angeles, will host a one-night only concert on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m., with the musicians, dancers, and singers of the prestigious Indonesian Institute of Arts. The David Alan Collection main showroom will be completely reset to feature dozens of visiting musician professors and performers of the Institute Seni Indonesia Surakarta. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit David Alan Collection is located at 241 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075.

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Dorado’s Voce Del Mare

On The


■ 5721 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla ■ (858) 412-5000 ■ ■ The Vibe: European, upscale casual

■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Branzino Grilled, Lasagna Napoletana, Cioppino Torrese, Paccheri Voce del Mare

■ Take Out: Yes

■ Open Since: 2011

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■ Reservations: Yes

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

Risotto allo Scoglio with squid ink, baby scallops and grilled salmon. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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

The main dining room at Voce Del Mare.

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


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Spada Alla Sorrentina features swordfish, capers, lemon, parsley and seasonings.

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

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

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

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RSF Library Guild hosts Vreeland


he Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild featured bestselling author Susan Vreeland at its April 26 spring author talk. Vreeland is promoting her book “Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” which was recently released in paperback. Her other historical novels include “Girl In Hyacinth Blue” and “Luncheon of the Boating Party.” For information on the May 18 author talk, see page 10. Visit

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‘From Paris to You’ in RSF


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International Bipolar Foundation names Linda Allen ‘Volunteer of the Year’

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The International Bipolar Foundation recently named Linda Allen “Volunteer of the Year.” A teacher by trade, Allen has been volunteering since she was in high school. After teaching for over 31 years in the South Bay Union School District, Allen began volunteering as a reading tutor with Oasis, a national education and service organization. In 2007, when her son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Allen dived right in to help those affected by this chronic, incurable disease. Allen found International Bipolar Foundation at a mental health fair. Allen doesn’t just show up once or twice a year, but rather has participated in the foundation’s annual mental health fairs, its monthly lectures, tends its booth at conferences and ongoing fundraising activities, including the Carlsbad Run, and annual mental health walks. She is an active mem- Muffy Walker, IBPF president, Linda Allen, ber of the Education Committee and hopes Ashley Reitzin, IBPF program manager. to continue working closely by spreading the word about the foundation’s Girl Scout Mental Health Awareness patch. “Linda is an absolutely jewel,” says Muffy Walker, president of IBPF. “We can always rely on her to help out whatever the event or circumstance.” Allen and her husband Ric, have been married 11 years. Between them, they have six children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Allen has been a docent at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center since 2005, belongs to the Bonita Valley Garden Club and has served on various committees, including Civic Beautification of the Stephanie Rossi Memorial Trail in the Sweetwater River Regional Park. She is co-vice president of the California Retired Teachers Association and provides program planning for the South Shores Division in order to enhance and protect the benefits of retired educators. Allen was honored for her passion, dedication, and hard work. International Bipolar Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in San Diego with a presence in 25 countries. Its mission is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Ashley: or call 858-764-2496

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De Anza DAR swears in new members De Anza Chapter DAR recently swore in new members at its 78th anniversary meeting held at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Susan Woolley of Rancho Santa Fe was admitted to the National Society DAR in June 2011 and Catherine Stout of Solana Beach was admitted in February 2012. Susan’s patriot ancestor is Lt. Philip Robbins of Massachusetts. Catherine’s patriot ancestor is Pvt. John Stout of Pennsylvania. Harriet Steele of Carlsbad transferred her membership from the Monserate Chapter. Her patriot ancestor Bettybob Williams, Harriet Steele, Susan Woolley, is Harmanus Van Inwegen of Catherine Stout and Marti Meiners New York. De Anza DAR received a first place award for membership from the State Society DAR for gaining 22 new members between July 2010 and March 2012. The New York state regent challenged the California state regent to see which state would gain the higher percentage of new members. California became the “Coast with the Most” due in part to efforts of De Anza registrar Marti Meiners of Rancho Santa Fe and her active lineage committee that included Jennifer Anklesaria of Del Mar; Jeanne Bednorz of Solana Beach; Kathy Loftman and Laurel Lemarié of Rancho Santa Fe; Martha Gresham of Cardiff; Norada Wilkey of Encinitas and Joanne Murphy, formerly of Rancho Santa Fe, now of San Marcos. De Anza meetings are held in Rancho Santa Fe. A woman 18 years or older is eligible for membership who can prove direct lineage from a Revolutionary War patriot. For more information, call Bettybob Williams 858-344-6233 or visit

Election poll worker training to be held May 7 On Monday, May 7, the Election Integrity Project (EIP) will be holding a free training session in Rancho Santa Fe. The purpose is to help minimize voter fraud by informing voters about the importance of becoming either a “Poll Watcher” or a “Poll Observer” for the June and November elections. Please invite others in your sphere of influence who might be willing to give a few hours to ensure fair and honest elections. The public is welcome. For location and times, please enquire with Ruth Weiss, or 619- 820-5175.

Mainly Mozart to hold new science series ‘Mozart & the Mind’ with kick-off presentation May 19 Mainly Mozart is readying plans for a new music-science series called Mozart & the Mind, which will see its kick-off performance/presentation on Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. The opening event will feature Dr. Aniruddh Patel of The Neurosciences Institute, collaborating with acclaimed cellist Ronald Thomas to explore aspects of “timbre.” Mozart & the Mind, which will expand to four performances in 2013, features leading brain researchers collaborating with world-class musicians to explore the music-brain connection onstage in front of a live audience. The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard of The Neurosciences Institute with an eclectic music-brain exposition curated by Tim Mullen and Grace Leslie (Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, UCSD), surrounding your senses with fascinating interactive installations and demonstrations exploring the music-brain connection. For tickets or more information, call (619) 46-MUSIC (466-8742) or visit

The Winston School to host annual Arts Festival May 19 The Winston School is hosting its annual spring Festival of the Arts May 19 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the school’s Del Mar campus at 215 9th St. A school tradition for the past seven years, the carnival-style fundraiser is open to the public and provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work and talent for fellow students, parents, staff and the community. The event is free and open to the public. The Winston School ( is a college preparatory program for bright, creative students in grades 4 through 12 who have struggled to meet their potential. The Winston School offers an extensive arts curriculum providing classic training and a creative outlet as well as opportunities to build character and self-confidence. The Winston School Headmaster Mike Peterson said the school and community look forward to this yearly opportunity share the school’s artistic accomplishments. “As we near the end of the school year, our annual arts festival is a fun family event that offers a terrific opportunity for students to share their talents honed over the school year with parents, friends and the community. The festival also gives us the chance to demonstrate how extensively we integrate visual arts, music, drama and poetry into our curriculum and how the various disciplines enhance learning and enrich the Winston School experience.” The event includes: •A European-style coffee house where students share their poetry •A theatrical production complete with sets, music, lighting and sound staged by the drama, music, and art classes •Music performance of original and cover songs by The Winston Band •Displays of photographs and original pieces of art •A carnival with food and games for the family •A silent auction


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Solana Santa Fe Spirit Day Solana Santa Fe School students visited the past in style with a recent 1980s-themed Spirit Day. Photos/Stacey Phillips

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Solana Santa Fe Open House and Art Show Solana Santa Fe School held an Open House and Art Show recently. Students had the opportunity to show parents their many artistic creations and other projects at the event. Photos/Rob McKenzie

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Horse Show, Pug Party, Women in Business Symposium and more to be held at Del Mar Fairgrounds Events to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this month include: •Del Mar National Horse Show Hunter/Jumper Week — May 1-6 Description: Competition in hunter and jumper classes. Featured events are the $50,000 Surfside Grand Prix on May 4 and the $100,000 Hermès Grand Prix of Del Mar on May 5. Both are USEF Observation Event for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. More information: ***** •Kentucky Derby Simulcast, May 5 Description: Watch and wager on the most famous horse race in the world, the Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby, live from Churchill Downs. It’s the biggest party of the year at Surfside Race Place; reserve early for the best seats. More information: ***** •Scrapbook Expo — May 4-5 Description: Scrapbook EXPO offers you the opportunity to learn all the newest and hottest scrapbooking techniques! Top-notch workshops and basic classes taught by experts. More information: or ***** •21st Annual Pug Party — May 5 Description: Largest Pug event in Southern California. Theme: “Pugo de Mayo”. Pug costume contests, vendors, “Ask the Vet,” shopping at Pug Boutique, adoption info, Pug nail-clipping and facials, Pug Café, food, and fun. More information: or ***** •El Reventon Musical — May 6 Description: This concert event, featuring several singers and bands, will take place in the Grandstand. More information: or ***** •Showpark Ranch and Coast Horse Show — May 8-13 Description: Equestrian competition, at the Fairgrounds’ Horsepark facility. More information: or ***** •Clay Macleod Quarter Horse Show — May 17-20 Description: Equestrian competition, at the Fairgrounds’ Horsepark facility. More information: ***** •Women In Business Symposium — May 17 Description: Day-long event for business women including seminars, a luncheon and more. More information: or ***** •Top Tech Exec Awards — May 17 Description: This event recognizes the most outstanding Information Technology executives who work in San Diego, as nominated by their peers and clients. More information:

Calling all former Del Mar Heights students — share your memories of Dorothy Waite for celebration event The Del Mar Heights School community is hosting a celebration of former Del Mar Heights teacher Dorothy Waite and is soliciting former students, coworkers and parents to write well wishes for her memory book. Dorothy would enjoy a written (remember this is 4th grade writing test year) favorite memory and/or update from her students. Also being accepted and welcomed are current student photos, photos of you and Dorothy together or a photo from your time in Dorothy’s class. Parents are also welcome to contribute and to encourage their students to contribute. Notes can be on any size paper 8.5 x 11” or smaller and can be e-mailed to or mailed to Kathy Zack, Del Mar Heights School,13555 Boquita Drive, Del Mar, 92014. Please send in your contribution by May 20 so the book can be presented at the June 1 celebration event.

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Festive Cinco de Mayo celebration to be held May 6 The Solana Beach Cinco de Mayo Community Fiesta will be held on Sunday, May 6, from 1-4 p.m. at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Avenue. This alcohol-free community event will offer many exciting cultural opportunities for the whole family. Highlighting the entertainment stage schedule will be the festive sounds of Mariachi Orgullo de San Diego (1-3 p.m.), followed by a performance by a professional Ballet Folklorico dance group (3-4 p.m.). These traditional and colorful Mexican heritage performances will be sure to inspire a cultural appreciation of Mexico. Fun activities include: Piñatas; game booths with prizes; Mexican craft booths; face painters; and fun jumps for the kids. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the city web site at or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 858-720-2453.

‘Art in the Pines’ to run May 5-6 The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the third annual Art in the Pines to be held Saturday,

May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is free and open to all and will be held at the Reserve just south of the Lodge. For more info.: 858-755-2063,,

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ACT San Diego to host dance workshop; auditions for ‘Footloose’ ACT San Diego is offering a dance workshop and holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Footloose.” Dance workshop: All ages, May 16 and 23. This workshop is open to everyone. To sign up for the workshop, go to Footloose auditions: Ages 13 through 25, audition date: May 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Callback: May 30 from 6:30-10 p.m. Location: Egyptian Dance Studio, 10788 Roselle Street, San Diego, CA 92121. Preparation: Prepare a one-minute song. Bring sheet music in appropriate key or CD. An accompanist will be provided. Show dates: July 20-29 at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center.

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r. Rachel Leheny and Dr. Ed Scheibler opened their Rancho Santa Fe home to fellow supporters of The Clearity Foundation, a La Jolla-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing individualized treatment information to women with ovarian cancer. The event featured music in the gardens, wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. About 130 guests attended, many from San Diego’s biotechnology industry. The evening celebrated survival, hope and progress in changing the odds for women with ovarian cancer. Special recognition was given to three women for their selfless contributions: Dr. Laura Shawver, founder of The Clearity Foundation; Dr. Bridgette Duggan, a gynecologic oncologist treating women at her San Diego-based private practice South Coast Gynecologic Oncology; and Helen Gardner, an ovarian cancer survivor, was honored by The Clearity Foundation with the Circle of Compassion Award. For more information, visit Photos/Rob McKenzie

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Your Family Matters: Teens at home? BY DR. KEITH KANNER Why do teenagers always seem to act their worst when they are home around their families? It’s true, don’t you think? We all become confused when we hear those stories from our friends about how polite, engaging, vocal, expressive, and endearing our little “teen angels” are at their house. And, when they tell you how lucky you are to have them, you pinch yourself to make sure this is not a dream. If they only knew what went on behind the closed doors of “home” you think. If they only knew, what would they really think then? Unless, of course, they had a teen at home too. Take Bill and Sherry. For the past two weeks their 13-year-old, not-so darling, daughter, Chloe, has refused to speak to either of them after they took away her Iphone when she forgot to text her mother from the school dance last Friday night. Since then, Chloe has refused to communicate with either parent other to tell them that she “hates” them, slams her door whenever she enters or leaves the house, and told them that she plans

Dr. Keith Kanner to join a cult and tour North Korea this summer. Needless to say, Bill and Sherry are afraid and worried that she must be falling apart all over the place and were about ready to call my office, but wait. To their surprise, their semi-annual parent-teacher conference yesterday left both parents in shock. As Mrs. Smith told Chloe’s parents that she is a delight in class, getting almost all “A’s,” is a leader, and a lovely young lady, Bill asked Mrs. Smith if she was sure she was referring to “their” Chloe. Mrs. Smith laughed in delight and said, “Remember she is 13 and is your child, not mine.” Face it, parents have the ability to bring out the best and worst in their children.

So much of how our kids act has to do with how we choose to parent and respond to them, but also has to do with the child’s temperament and phase of development they are going through. Remember parents, adolescence is a phase, OK, a tough phase, but it is a phase nevertheless, with a beginning and end. They will grow up to be an adult, it just takes a Village to get them there and we hope healthy. Teenagers are confusing. They are confused themselves. Sandwiched between both wanting to be independent but still needing their parents for lots of things while going through a multitude of both biological and psychological changes, they are vulnerable creatures. Gauky bodily changes, body hair, pimples, homework, social status, and the agonizing list continues. Just ask a teen. They do love to complain and it is one way to get them to actually talk to you. They actually do get physically tired from life and also from growing, so sleeping in on the weekends is sometimes because they are genuinely tired, not just lazy.

To love an adolescent, you have to know them and what they are going through. This is difficult though because they don’t like to talk to their parents much anymore – a phase thing – they will talk again when they feel strong, but parents generally need to “infer” what’s going on with them based on remembering one’s own teenage joys and blunders, and responding to them with empathy, love, and needed limits to help them manage those tough times. Teens do need limits or they may not make it to adulthood as their natural level of judgment is, at best, “inconsistent” as they often feel immortal. It’s a teen ego-thing. The healthy teens seem as though they have the world by the tail outside of home because they save their plethora of feelings and needs for where they feel the safest — home. As a baby they should have learned that mom and dad take away their stress and make it all better make it all better. This is a good thing and the teens have this experience stored somewhere in their mind. Therefore, there is a sense of comfort being able to let down the outer image when in a safe place. It’s the savvy parent who can realize that

those home battles are in the service of healthy development and it helps to laugh (inside laugh) at some of their dramatics as long as no one gets hurt or something broken. I could say “ encourage your teen to talk about their feelings with you,” but that’s not developmentally going to work, at least for most teens. A few words here and there, telling you all of the things you do wrong as a parent, and straining to be respectful, is more realistic. Don’t ask them questions, make comments about things you know are going on for them or comment on their mood – “you seem happy today.” You may get a sentence of a response this way rather than some sort of grunt. So, how do you survive a teen at home? Ride out the storm with them. Assure them that you are in for the ride sitting next to them, serving as their wingman, when they can’t steer the ship on their own. But, when they do navigate well, make a big deal about it and tell them they should feel good and proud. Teens do love to feel good. This they do have in common with adults. Finally, to help you bet-

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ter understand what you are dealing with, here is how to understand emotionally where a teen will often be developmentally at home. Merely take the first digit off their teenage age and you will see the toddler-equivalent : 13 = 3, etc. By 18 (8 ), they start to become more rule bound and not so random. Once into the 20s, no need to take off any digits, they have become “real” adults who talk to you again like an old friend and they magically ask you about your day. So the next time your 13 year-old says “Really dad?”, smile and know your teen is likely right on track and not just being a pain in the ass. Good job mom and dad. Dr. Keith Kanner is host/ anchor - Your Family Matters WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.


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KICKER continued from page B6 learned more about him we felt he would be a great fit in our program. Not only does Jack have the ability to kick the ball out of the end zone, but he is an athlete. It is always a bonus when a specialist can do more than kick and punt.� In fact, after Mitchell committed, the school’s Director of Player Personnel emailed to say that the Offensive Coordinator had looked at all his film, and wants him to try out at wide receiver as well. Northwestern’s policy is to not offer scholarships to kicking specialists their first year. The current plan is for Mitchell to redshirt his freshman year (i.e., practice, but not play in order to gain experience and retain an extra year of college eligibility) and earn a scholarship for follow-on years. “I know the instruction I received from [head] Coach [Scott] Ashby and the Torrey Pines coaches has prepared me for the next step,� says

Mitchell about potentially trying out for two positions. “I’ll miss Torrey Pines, but I’m looking forward to taking it to the next level.� Grading and judging high school athletes can be haphazard. But, kickers can be measured pretty objectively: How far can they kick, and what is the hang time? Mitchell’s summer between junior and senior seasons was hampered by a recurring hamstring injury. He wasn’t able to attend several college football camps that he hoped would earn him some attention. But, he was able to attend some specialized kicking combines in the fall that got him ranked as high as 39th in the nation for high school and junior college kicking recruits. At Northwestern, there is a clear focus on academics – even for the football team. Among the nation’s elite Division I football programs, Northwestern is second only to Stanford in overall GPA for their football team. According to Sarah Mitchell, Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald puts a focus on graduating

all of the football players in four years. Fitzgerald also requires that all players do a summer internship with a Northwestern alum at a business in downtown Chicago, a big selling point for the Mitchell parents. The Mitchells were also interested in the caliber of the coaches that their son would be spending time with for the next 4-5 years. They were very pleased by the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the 38-year old head coach, who, according to the Chicago Tribune, was offered $2.5 million by Michigan to leave NU and take the head coaching vacancy that ultimately went to SDSU’s Brady Hoke. Fitzgerald was a two-time Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik Award winner and team leader of NU’s back-to-back Big Ten title-winning teams in the mid-’90’s. Fitzgerald was inducted into the College Football Hall-of-Fame in 2009. “I am so thrilled that this man is going to be guiding my son,� said Sarah Mitchell. “This is an amazing opportunity for Jack.�

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Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic is May 14 The 15th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic will be held on Monday, May 14, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from this event to benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. On May 14, registration is held at 11 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and the silent auction will be held at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. Morgan Run Resort & Club is located at 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe. Entry fee is $175 per golfer and advance registration is required. Please call Tina Egge (760) 804-5948 or Karen Gliner (858) 794-4071 or register online at Golf Classic sponsorship opportunities available.

PET CONNECTION SERVICES BERT is a handsome 6 year-old Domestic Short Hair boy that is everyone’s best buddy. He absolutely adores each and every volunteer and staff member and has been patiently waiting for his own forever family. In fact, he seems to consider himself more person than feline and prefers to spend his days in the company of human companions, chatting and nuzzling with anyone who will give him attention. He has been neutered and is up-to-date on all his vaccinations. His adoption fee is only $99 and, as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, is micro chipped for identiďŹ cation. As an added bonus, Bert also comes with two free passes to SeaWorld! Helen Woodward Animal Center is located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information call 858-756-4117, option #1 or visit

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

Natasha Byrd of Team Realtors, Ron Dye of Prudential California Realty Monarch Beach Gregory Moesser of Rodeo Realty, K. Ann Brizolis, Markus Canter of Prudential California Realty Beverly Hills

The photos of the house and property shown on this page and page B23 are of a home on Via de la Valle listed at $15,500,000. Photos/Rob McKenzie

Christina Thomas of Prudential California Realty Monarch Beach, Delorine Jackson of Prudential California Realty Del Mar, Robert Jackson of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate, Joseph Hathaway of Prudential California Realty Del Mar



Rancho Santa Fe Stunning Rancho Santa Fe golf course front property. 5/BDR 9/BA with 10,000+ square feet of living space and a 4 car garage. Extraordinary craftsmanship and superior accents throughout. Indoor/ Outdoor living at its finest year round with Panoramic views to the Pacific Ocean. Entry level master suite, elevator, family theater, exercise room with indoor jacuzzi, sauna and steam shower. Billiards room with kitchenette. Covered veranda running the length of the home. A real masterpiece!!! Visit for more information, photos and a virtual tour.

Del Mar Asking Price $720,000 Wow! Priced $25,000 below the most recent sold comp! Absolutely the BEST value in Sea Point just across the street from Torrey Pines State Beach in Del Mar. This ocean view, 2 bed/2bath condo, is a private end unit, located near the green belt, tennis courts and one of two community pools. Tremendous upside potential for this well priced property.

Kay A. Hoeprich 858-775-6442 CA DRE # 01443663

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Seller will entertain offers between $5,150,000 and $5,750,000

Kathleen Baker 760-445-0322 CA DRE Lic #01035173

Del Mar Offered at $1,760,000 Del Mar With A View From Every Room! Tranquil, private & gorgeous. Easy flowing floor plan, 4 BR / 3 BA plus den. Enjoy the veranda or patio off every room. 11’ ceilings, 2 fireplaces & 400 square feet detached guest quarters. American Eagle Real Estate, Inc.

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Luxury tour a benefit to buyers and sellers “Sometimes the marketing of Rancho Santa Fe’s luxury homes requires a creative approach,” says K. Ann Brizolis, a director of Prudential California Realty’s Luxury Properties Division. A 23-year industry veteran, Brizolis recently hosted an invitation-only home tour and networking event to showcase three of the most extravagant and distinctive estates in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe. Over the years Brizolis has cultivated a vast network of professional alliances throughout Southern California. She commented that, “It’s always a pleasure to spend time with my fellow agents who specialize in the upper tier of the market. Of course what’s more important is the benefit that events like these provide for our clients, because of the opportunity they give us to match our clients’ homes with qualified buyers.” With a progressive lunch and attendance by some of the luxury real estate industry’s biggest names, who traveled from as far away as Los Angeles and Orange counties, the Rancho Santa Fe home tour created a great deal exposure for the sellers of the three homes, which are priced at $8,990,000, $15,500,000, and $23,900,000. “The successful marketing of high-end properties requires significantly more precision and finesse than the average home,” added Brizolis, who is representing the sellers. “In my experience the most effective way to market properties such as these is to target the right audience.” K. Ann Brizolis and Associates may be reached at 858-756-6355, via email at, or on the web at www.kabrizolis. com.

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May 3, 2012



K. Ann Brizolis, Laurie McClain, Jennifer Janzen-Botts of K. Ann Brizolis and Associates

Rachael Schreier of Prudential California Realty Corporate, Joe Curtis of Pickford Escrow

$425,000 2BR/2BA

3544 Seahorn Circle Ian Wilson, Del Mar Realty Assoc

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (760) 525-6703

$619,000 4BR/3.5BA

13553 Rancho del Azaleas Robyn Raskind, Prudential CA Realty

Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (858) 229-9131

$619,000 2BR/2BA

12422 Carmel Cape Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525

$624,000 3BR/2.5BA

13594 Lavender Way Lucienne Michelle Homes, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 366-3295

$699,000 2BR/2.5BA

11323 Carmel Creek Rd Robyn Raskind, Prudential CA Realty

Sat 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (858) 229-9131

$875,000 4BR/2.5BA

3975 Corte Mar De Brisa Joseph Sampson, Sampson CA Realty

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 967-0108

$1,089,000 5BR/3.5BA

10916 Spicewood Court Monica Kiy, Sampson CA Realty

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 344-2523

$1,199,000 5BR/4.5BA

13139 Seagrove St Sherry Stewart, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 353-1732

$1,299,000 5BR/5BA

4915 Concannon Ct Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525

$1,999,000 5BR/4.5BA

14059 Caminito Vistana Lucienne Michelle Homes, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 366-3295


Herb Josepher of Prudential California Realty Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar, K. Ann Brizolis, Jim Vermilya of Prudential California

Eric Iantorno, Loran Aderson, Wayne Woodyard and Liz Hansche of Prudential California Realty Monarch Beach

$869,000 3BR/2BA

3003 Caminito Gijon Lucienne Michelle Homes, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 366-3295

$1,760,000 4BR/3BA

13050 Via Grimaldi D. Dowe & N. Chodur, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (760) 525-5651

$4,975,000 5BR/5.5BA

140 7th St. Ian Wilson, Del Mar Realty Assoc

Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (760) 525-6703


Sherry Kaye McKenzie of RealLiving Lifestyles LaCosta Encinitas, Reza Namvar of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Rancho Santa Fe

$529,000 2BR/2BA

119 Via Coronado Sandy Hardcastle-Taylor, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 977-2639

$950,000 3BR/2BA

5838 Linea Del Cielo Joseph Sampson,Sampson CA Realty

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145

$1,895,000 5BR/4.5BA

6635 Lago Corte Robyn Raskind, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 229-9131

$2,750,000 4BR/5.5BA

6619 La Valle Plateada Bill Talbott, The Sterling Company

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 756-6280

$2,849,000 6BR/4.5BA

8220 Caminito Santaluz East E. Anderson & K. Boatcher, Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 245-9851

$3,895,000 6BR/6.5BA

15852 The River Trail Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jana Greene/hosts: S & P. Linde-Prudential CA Realty (760) 585-5824

$3,995,000-$4,295,000 5320 Vista De Fortuna Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4BR/6BA Pari Ziatabari/host: E. Bustillos-Coldwell Banker (858) 354-0600

SOLANA BEACH $1,795,000 5BR/5BA

1331 Via Mil Cumbres Sid McClue, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 857-9064

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May 3, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review



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