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Vol. 100, Issue 24 • June 14, 2012
Planning group denies approval of Hillel project By Pat Sherman Though La Jolla Community Planning Association (CPA) trustees had many positive things to say about the revised Hillel Jewish student center during its June 7 meeting, the group ultimately denied its approval of the plans, following emotionally charged community feedback that was equally divided for and against the project. The proposed center, which would be located adjacent the UC San Diego campus on the south side of La Jolla Village Drive, has been in the works since 1998. Such Hillel centers are located on or near campuses around the world. The Hillel project is scheduled to go before at least one more community advisory group before it reaches the San Diego City Council for ultimate approval at the end of the year, Michael Rabkin, Hillel of San Diego’s new executive director, told the La Jolla Light. In 2006, the city council approved the project and sold the property to Hillel. Two years later, the court of appeals ruled that the project required an environmental impact report, which Rabkin said is nearly complete. Hillel is seeking community approval for a site development permit and right-of-way vacation at the .76-acre site, as well as approval to operate the center in an existing single-family residence, until the project’s completion. The residence at 8976 Cliffridge Ave., formally known as the Potiker House, is currently being used as Hillel’s offices. In response to concerns from city advisory groups
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The first of three scheduled Haute Nights in La Jolla drew crowds to the Village last Saturday, delighting the Merchants Association, which planned and hosted the event. See story A14 Photos by McGuire Photography
Community Center needs funds to finish renovations
Plans for the new entrance facade at the La Jolla Community Center (above) bring a new look and new name to the former Riford Center (below) and make it ADA compliant. COURTESY
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By Kim Cromwell Friends of the Riford Center (now doing business as the La Jolla Community Center) report they are two-thirds of the way finished with the center’s renovations, but still need $250,000 to complete the project, which has been dependent on gifts and grants. According to board chairman Glen Rasmussen, donations received thus far total about $506,000. But the renovation bills — $207,000 to make the Center ADA compliant, $19,500 for doors, $20,000 for a bench and tile work, $65,000 for the courtyard, $46,000 for classroom improvements and $150,000 for a gourmet kitchen and great-room improvements — need further public support. The improvements not yet funded include (but are not limited to) the ramp railing, arched roof over the entrance, building identification letters, and the accent tile over the entrance. Current funding, Rasmussen said, is adequate to construct a concrete ramp with a galvanized railing, but the Center would like to SEE COMMUNITY CENTER, A6
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County Supervisor Ron Roberts to talk San Diego with La Jollans
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After a 20-year career in architecture, which included serving on the city’s planning commission, Ron Roberts won two terms on the San Diego City Council where he represented District 2 before joining the Board of Supervisors. Today Roberts represents San Diego County’s 4th Supervisorial District and serves as chairman of the board of supervisors. He will discuss the state of the county’s finances and its operations — from libraries to air quality — at the next Distinguished Speakers Series presentation, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at the La Jolla Community Center (formerly the Riford Center), 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Roberts is known for his commitments to fiscal discipline, at-risk youth, senior issues, clean air and longrange planning. His transit leadership has San Diego on the precipice of building a significant extension of the trolley from Old Town to UCSD and University
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Swim little fishies … swim!
LJHS students raise white seabass, release them into Mission Bay By Greg Alder aniela De Kervor and Laura Wells opened the cooler and tipped it until 15 young white sea bass poured into the wild waters of Mission Bay on June 7. The fish they helped raise for months were now free. It was the culmination of a project called “Sea bass in the Classroom.” Run by HubbsSeaWorld Research Institute, in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Game and the non-profit organization Get Inspired!, SITC allows students hands-on experience as they raise fish in order to restore depleted stocks in the ocean. And white sea bass are one of the most prized catches for fishermen. The students at La Jolla High were the first in San Diego County to participate in the program. In the fall of 2011, they received the group of hatchlings. The fish were housed in a tank in biology teacher Dave James’ classroom. “Anytime you have a live animal in a classroom it’s more interesting for the students,” said James, who was responsible for bringing the project to the school. “I had kids who weren’t in my class coming in at lunch just to look at the fish.” James tied the rearing of the fish to his curriculum at every possible turn, referring to the fish in lessons about ecology and seawater quality and food production technology.
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute scientist Mark Drawbridge photographs a young white sea bass who has just been released.
Daniela De Kervor and Laura Wells spill the young white sea bass into Mission Bay under the watchful eye of Hubbs scientist Mark Drawbridge. Courtesy photos One day a pathologist from the California Department of Fish and Game visited the class and performed a dissection, thereby bringing anatomy lessons from the textbook to life for the students. But for a special group, the experience
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Library gift will place more hot titles in La Jollans’ hands By Pat Sherman Though a section for new books is located near the entrance to the La Jolla Riford Library, it’s not often people walk out with the buzz-worthy selections they seek. The library’s paucity of popular titles may soon be coming to an end, however, thanks to a $10,000 donation intended to place more New York Times bestselling books on the Riford Library’s shelves. Longtime La Jolla resident Moreen Fielden, a member of the nonprofit Friends of the La Jolla Library and the Gillispie School’s former head of school, made the donation. “When I was the head of the Gillispie School, one of the things I enjoyed most was that I got to choose all the books to put into our school library,” Fielden said. “Libraries and books have been part of my life, my whole life. I think it’s very important for people to have (access to) books.” The shortage of new books is caused by a demand that far exceeds the library’s supply, said Riford Library’s head librarian, Catherine Greene. For example, the San Diego Public Library ordered about 10 copies of Rachel Maddow’s No. 1 New York Times bestseller, “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” to be split between its 35 branch libraries, Greene said.
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La Jolla Riford Library’s head librarian, Catherine Greene, leafs through a recent edition of the New York Times books section, which is available for readers to review before making selections. Pat Sherman photo However, about 200 or more people typically place holds on such popular new titles, she said. “Just because a book comes to us doesn’t mean it stays with us,” Greene said. “There are a significant number of people who find out what books are coming out before they’re even released. They’ll go into the library’s (computer) catalogue, find out it’s on order and place a hold before the system even receives the book. “There’s not enough books to meet the demand,” she said. “It’s pretty frustrating.”
Greene said Fielden’s gift will be used to purchase books that cannot be sent to other branch libraries. Greene will begin purchasing the Riford-only bestsellers in the near future, as soon as a method is devised allowing them to be recorded in the Riford Library’s computer system without permitting them to be shipped to other branches. “A hold can’t be placed on any of these books,” Greene said, noting her buy-in from officials at the main library downtown. “It’s fulfilling a service that a community public library is supposed to fulfill.”
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Bird Rock council grapples with city permitting process By Pat Sherman The city’s protracted permitting process was among topics discussed during the June 5 meeting of the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC). Bird Rock Fine Wine, a retail store with a small tasting area at 5687 La Jolla Blvd., was slated to open in March. However, the business has yet to open due to city bureaucracy, BRCC President Joe Parker said. “The operator is having to jump through substantial hoops with the city,” Parker said. “We have operators that come into Bird Rock that are paying a premium for rent and they get held up in the permitting process for so many months that it literally drives them out of business. “Rather than things getting easier in this tough economy,” he said, “we seem to be hitting roadblock after roadblock with the city agencies and many times it’s fee-driven. Everyone’s in this recapture-your-costs mode because of the (strained) budgets.” Parking issues Parker said BRCC has received complaints about accessory structures in the parking lot of Julian Bakery, which he says has forced its employees to park on the street, taking up potential customer parking or street parking in front of homes. Reached by phone June 8, Julian Bakery owner Heath Squire said the structures were needed to accommodate the bakery’s growing online business and have since been removed (Squire is opening a second location in Oceanside in the near future). A representative from the city’s code compliance department was scheduled to inspect the lot this week, he said. “Yesterday, we took all the stuff to Oceanside,” Squire said. One BRCC member noted an increased lack of street parking in the 5600 block of Chelsea Avenue. Parker said the shortage on or near La Jolla Boulevard is an ongoing issue. “I intend to speak with as many merchants as possible about your complaint and ask that they find ways to keep their employees from parking in front of people’s homes,” he said. “Legally
The Bird Rock Community Council discusses a range of issues at its June 5 meeting, from the repair of crosswalk signals along La Jolla Boulevard to funding its Aug. 11 street fair, ‘Birdstock: Taking It to the Streets.’ Pat Sherman speaking, it’s not something that we can control. The best we can do is to make sure they enforce and utilize their parking agreements.” Merchant ID cards The roughly 350 dues-paying members of the Bird Rock Community Council will begin receiving membership cards that will afford them of discounts at participating restaurants and shops. BRCC received money for the cards from the San Diego Business Improvement District (BID) Council. “I think it’s a really great way to get people out on the boulevard to support the merchants,” Parker said. “I will admit that we shamelessly copied what the La Jolla Town Council did, (though) it was an idea that BRCC talked about for years.” Membership in the BRCC, and a subsequent membership card, is available for a minimum $30 donation, which helps fund BRCC’s email blasts, charitable efforts, and merchant and resident outreach. Festival helpers needed BRCC is seeking volunteers for its street fair, “Birdstock: Taking it to the Streets,” scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. The organization has applied to the BID Council for a $2,500 grant to help fund the event, to include food and entertainment along the La Jolla Boulevard merchant corridor. People with event planning backgrounds are especially needed. To volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In other BRCC developments n Lighting ceremony: A ceremony to commemorate nine newly installed lights
in the La Jolla Boulevard median is pending completion of work. A memorial plaque honoring George Sutton, the late BRCC member who spearheaded the project, will be affixed to the lamp post adjacent to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. n Welcome pillar: A resident suggested that a stone pillar welcoming visitors to Bird Rock be placed at the entrances to the community. “We’ve actually had some interest from some folks about sponsoring a project of that type,” Parker said. “It’s kind of at its infancy stages.” BRCC is also planning to refurbish an existing Bird Rock sign at the north entrance to the community, he said. n Infrastructure issues: Repairs to a drainage ditch that is causing water to flow into the Pace Realty building at 5693 La Jolla Boulevard
when it rains have been delayed. The project has funding and was supposed to begin in February. Also delayed are repairs to electronic crosswalk flashers near the roundabouts on La Jolla Boulevard. “The equipment failed early-on after the roundabouts were constructed and required extensive repairs with new generation products, “Parker said. “It’s a major safety issue, so we regularly press the city to complete the remaining repairs.” n Trashcans needed: BRCC seeks to replace trashcans that the city removed from Bird Rock’s coastal overlook points as a result of budget cuts. “We’ve been enduring complaints about people leaving trash at those areas,” Parker said, noting that BRCC is seeking to fund replacement cans and trash pickup through either private donations or maintenance assessment district funds. n Food donation program: Lisa and Rich Tear spoke about their “Second Saturday Club,” a program in which they collect perishable and non-perishable items from Bird Rock residents the second Saturday of the month. The items, which are collected from small bags left on residents’ doorsteps Wednesdays or Thursdays, are picked up on Saturday and distributed to
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It is being reported that often as many as one in three times an escrow will fall apart due to a house not appraising for what it sold for. Mortgage lenders can only fund transactions up to a certain percentage of the appraised value. If the appraisal is low and the buyer still wants the house, the logical conclusion is that either the buyer put a larger down payment or the seller reduce the price. But there may be some other ways to save the sale. 1) Ask for a copy of the appraisal and review it to see what comparable sales were used. Maybe an out of area appraiser was used who was not familiar with small differences in the neighborhoods that could affect the price. Have your Realtor check the comparable sales used to see if different homes could be added. 2) Renegotiate. Neither the buyer or seller wants to do this, but if the only way to save the sale is for each to give a little, perhaps a happy medium could be reached with the buyer putting a little more cash into the transaction and the seller lowering the price a little. 3) Change lenders. Sometimes local banks have easier access to appraisers that are more familiar with certain areas or have different lending guidelines. This might take a little longer, but might also save the deal. Most important, don’t give up on the house of your dreams until all avenues are explored.
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Planting on coastal cliff could result in city fine By Pat Sherman A weeks-long mystery as to who planted two Torrey pine trees and other foliage on a cliff near La Jolla’s historic Coast Walk has been solved. The work was completed by a landscaper hired by Jim Allen, owner of Sunny Jim Cave store at the northern end of Coast Boulevard. Community activist Melinda Merryweather reported the plantings last month to Dan Daneri, district manager for San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department. “It’s city property … (that’s) stated as parkland,” Merryweather said. “The worst are the two Torrey pine trees,” she said, speculating that the trees would obscure public views once mature, and cause damage to a sea cave underneath from their root systems. “It’s terribly arrogant of somebody to decided they are going
to redesign city property,” Merryweather said. “This is all without permits, nothing. … You should have a workshop first and get (the community) together” to offer their input. Reached by phone at his shop, Allen said he added the pines and “coastal native plants” as a means of stabilizing the cliff, so that it doesn’t succumb to the same fate as La Jolla’s Alligator Head, the arch of which collapsed in 1978. “It’s eroding away,” he said of the cliff. “In another couple of years it will all be gone.” Despite posted signs stating that diving and jumping is prohibited, and warn of unstable cliffs, Allen said tourists repeatedly traipse out onto the cliff. “Over the years their foot traffic got rid of all the vegetation that was on top. Then the rains came and eroded the soil and created huge ruts, creating a hazard to people — basically just ru-
ining the ambiance of the whole area,” he said. “The public should be thrilled. Before I started it was nothing but huge ruts and bird (droppings). I’m just reestablishing what was there before — the coastal native planting.” Asked if he obtained the city’s permission or required permits before proceeding, Allen responded, “No, why would I? I’m not going to get into that. … If the city has an issue with me they can come and talk to me about it.” Daneri said he has never heard of someone planting on coastal city property without permission. “This is a new one on me,” he said. Bob Vacchi, a deputy director with the city’s neighborhood code compliance department, said such unpermitted planting on city property could result in a fine of $100 to $1,000.
Jim Allen said he planted two Torrey pines and other native plants atop a city bluff near his cave store to slow erosion and keep the public off the cliff. Pat Sherman
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Pesticide turns honey bees into ‘picky eaters’
Research Report By Lynne Friedmann
small dose of a commonly used crop pesticide – formerly considered safe – turns honey bees into “picky eaters,” according to a study by UC San Diego biologists. The affected bees prefer to feed only on sweeter nectar and refused nectars of lower sweetness that would otherwise provide important sustenance for a colony. In addition, treated bees did less “waggle” dances; a communication behavior that recruits nestmates to food sources. In some cases, the bees stopped dancing altogether. Since 2006, North American and European bookkeepers have lost about one-third of managed bee colo-
nies annually due to “colony collapse disorder.” While the cause is unknown, pesticides are believed to contribute to this decline. The UCSD study focused on the pesticide imidacloprid, already banned in some European countries and under increased scrutiny in the United States. Findings appear in the Journal of Experimental Biology. News release at http://bit.ly/LaSKuf Nuisance seaweed yields biomedical compounds Seaweed considered a threat to Hawaiian coral reefs may produce substances to one day treat human diseases. A study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD revealed that the tiny photosynthetic organism cyanobacterium produces chemical compounds that exhibit promise as anti-inflammatory agents and in combating bacterial infections. Specifically, the seaweed compounds hamper bacteria’s ability to “swarm” over surfaces. To wit, when overtaking a new area, bacteria secrete small
amounts of a substance to test if a new surface is safe for colonization. Halting this sensing factor could translate to a treatment for bacterial infections in patients who require catheters as well as new treatments for acne and other skin conditions for which currently there are no effective medicines. Meanwhile, the seaweed earned its nuisance status when cyanobacterium overgrowth was found to smother corals on reefs adjacent to the National Park Pu‘uhonua o H’onaunau off the Kona coast of Hawaii, a popular dive site. The study appears in the journal Chemistry & Biology. News release at http://bit.ly/K6hHsd Exotic particles form giant matter wave UCSD physicists have trapped and cooled exotic particles called “excitons” so effectively that they condensed and cohered to form a giant matter wave. This feat will allow scientists to better study the physical properties of excitons, which exist fleetingly
yet offer promising applications as diverse as efficient harvesting of solar energy and ultrafast computing. Excitons are composite particles made up of an electron and a “hole” left by a missing electron in a semiconductor. Created by light, these coupled pairs exist in nature, playing a critical role in photosynthesis. Like other matter, excitons have a dual nature of both particle and wave properties. Scientists create excitons by shining light on a semiconductor, but in order for the excitons to condense they must be chilled before they recombine. The waves are usually unsynchronized, but when particles are cooled enough to condense, their waves synchronize and combine to form a giant matter wave. Traps allow control of the condensate, providing a new way to study fundamental properties of light and matter.Findings appear in the journal Nano Letters. News release at http://bit.ly/KtSJRw — Lynne Friedmann is a science writer based in Solana Beach.
Primary Election Results Those who missed the June 5 primary election results can visit lajollalight. com for our re-cap. Below is a list of the top two vote recipients for offices representing La Jolla, and their respective vote percentages. The candidates will square off in November’s general election. Mayor Carl DeMaio: 31.70 Bob Filner: 30.23 City Council District 1 Ray Ellis: 45.55 Sherri Lightner: 41.73 Congress 52nd District Brian Bilbray: 41.17 Scott Peters: 22.68
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very week I am on a job site somewhere in town, meeting with Contractors or Consultants and reviewing the progress of the construction. It can be an exhilarating experience, sometimes rewarding, when I see a concept develop or sometimes nerve racking when a Framer who has been working on a framing sequence for several hours, asks me to make a snap decision. I have learned to not pretend I know something as well as a tradesman does, who does it eight hours a day. This patience and humility has to be balanced however, against getting rolled. When I was a young Architect I once visited a project I was doing. It was a Bank remodel in Riverside. The General Contractor met me and we walked the job. This guy was huge! Classic look, framing belt around his hips, a stomach so big I could have fit in it and even the characteristic butt crack. When I questioned why he had framed a soffit the way he did, he slowly turned, looked down at me and yelled. “Listen kid, I have been doing this longer than you have been alive.” As I wiped the spray of his anger off my face, I wondered what I should do.
Running was at the top of the list. With all my courage I stared back at him and said, “If you make one more change without telling me first, I will reject it.” I escaped with my life. Now that was compromise. Building a Home or a Bank is a team effort and if one person’s ego gets in the way, the project suffers. Communication is the most important part of a construction project, as it is with most things. Over the past 25 years I have been blessed to work with some of the best people in the business. Thank you all! Mark.
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hen Ron and Marg Bowers opened Bowers Jewelry on La Jolla’s Wall Street in 1946, they could never have known that their business would later become one of the longest standing retail landmarks in the community. But 65 years and a few blocks later in the heart of Girard Avenue, Bowers Jewelry, under the ownership of Larry and Sheila Combe is a thriving La Jolla business. Bowers’ history is one of family tradition and loyalty. Larry’s mother Adele once worked as a designer for the store. Larry later joined her as an employee until he purchased the business in 1981. Since then, he and wife Sheila of 37 years, have been the go-to for La Jollans when it comes to fine jewelry, unique trinkets, jewelry repairs and exceptional, personalized service. With an unparalleled selection, fine quality and real personality, the
family feel at Bowers is contagious. Patrons are encouraged to pull up a chair while they marvel at the many unique necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and time pieces on the showroom floor. The folks at Bowers remain true to their customers and work tirelessly to provide quality products at fair prices. Boasting a highly qualified, passionate and friendly staff, Bowers keeps the tradition of old La Jolla alive and well.
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Common in Jurassic period, cycads are living fossils
Natural La Jolla By Kelly Stewart
lthough it’s not a palm tree at all, the sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is a beautiful primitive plant that grows well here in La Jolla, requiring little water to thrive. A
member of one of the oldest plant families on the planet, sago palms are in a group known as cycads. More closely related to conifers than they are to palms or ferns, which they superficially resemble, cycads were very common during the Jurassic period more than 200 million years ago. Cycads were likely the main food source for herbivorous dinosaurs during this time. Today cycads are much more rare and in fact, many species are endangered in the wild. Several cy-
cads are listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which regulates or prohibits import or export of these plants. Many sago palms are now propagated from seeds domestically. Each plant is either a male or a female, but you cannot tell them apart when they are small. Cycads take a long time to mature — up to 15 years — and only when the plants have produced a cone is the difference apparent.
A sago palm that is female. The flower has opened and is ready for pollination. Seeds will develop within the flower during the summer months, and will be ready for planting in January. Photos by Kelly Stewart A large sago palm growing in La Jolla. Cones are not produced every year and each plant may take up to 15 years to fully mature.
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‘Citizen Scientists’ sought for Earth shaking science project
Assailant with ‘vampire teeth’ attacks homeless man
• Vandalism ($400 or more), 6400 block Avnda Manana, 1 p.m. • Vandalism (less than $400), 6400 block Caminito Northland, 10 p.m.
A man described by San Diego Police as having “vampire teeth” was arrested June 11 for attacking another man and threatening to kill him in the 8800 block of Villa La Jolla Drive. Police say the victim, a 55-year-old homeless man, was kicked in the head and the ribs and left bleeding shortly before 6 a.m. The victim told officers that he was sleeping behind a CVS pharmacy next to Interstate 5 off Nobel Drive when he was attacked. The suspect was arrested and booked on felony assault charges shortly after. Police say the suspect also appears to be a homeless man.
June 2 • Vehicle break-in/theft, 6800 block La Jolla Boulevard, 12:30 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft, 7100 block Oliveta Avenue, 10 p.m.
June 1 • Vehicle theft, 6400 block Avnda Cresta, 10 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft, 6400 block Avenida Manana, 1 p.m.
June 5 • Vehicle break-in/theft, 8500 block Cliffridge Avenue, 12 a.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft, 9100 block Judicial Drive, 1 a.m. • Burglary, 9200 block Regents Road, 11 a.m. • Vandalism (less than $400), 1100 block Prospect Street, 2:50 p.m. • Vandalism (less than $1,000), 7200 block Eads Avenue, 3:40 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft, 1800 block Camto Velez, 6:35 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft, 7100 block Camto Estrada, 10 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft, 6400 block La Jolla Boulevard, 10 p.m.
June 6 • Grand theft (money/property over $950), 4300 block La Jolla Village Drive, 12:30 p.m. • Abuse/cruelty to elderly-dependent adult, 5900 block Sagebrush Road, 4 p.m. • Petty theft/shoplift, 6500 block Tyrian Street, 7:30 p.m. • Vandalism (less than $400), 7700 block Prospect Place, 9 p.m.
From Scripps Institution of Oceanography Reports WANTED: Members of the public willing to help scientists capture key seismic data to improve scientific understanding of earthquakes, provide detailed information on how they shape Southern California and aid earthquake emergency response efforts. This call for help comes from members of the “Quake Catcher Network,” a collaborative project sponsored by the National Science Foundation in which earthquake scientists around Southern California enlist volunteers to deploy small, easy-to-install seismic sensors in their homes, offices and other locations that have a computer with Internet connectivity. The project is conducted by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, University of Delaware and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Current networks of seismic sensors have given scientists a picture of earthquake activity in the region, but with the potential of adding up to 1,000 additional Quake Catcher Network sensors through volunteers in Southern California—especially in key areas surrounding potentially damaging faults where seis-
June 7 • Cause great bodily harm, death of elder/dependent adult, 11 block Van Nuys Street, 12:46 p.m. • Disorderly conduct/alcohol, 600 block Pearl Street, 3:51 p.m. • Petty theft/shoplift, 3500 Lebon Drive, 9:30 p.m. June 8 • Vehicle break-in/theft, 1200 block Prospect Street, 2:30 p.m. June 10 • Petty theft/shoplift, 8800 block Villa La Jolla Drive, 9:00 a.m.
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Can you spare a dime to help fund the fireworks? By Susan DeMaggio The 2012 Fourth of July fireworks over La Jolla Cove are set to go off with a bang if residents can donate $8,500 by June 20 at savelajollafireworks.org “I’ve got about $16,00-$17,000 pledged so far,” said event director Deborah Marengo. “But we still are working for more donations. Yes, (environmental) attorney Marco Gonzalez is trying to get the permit revoked for this year, as he did last year, but it has been approved. The show will begin at 9 p.m. on July 4.” Marengo said this will be the fourth year that La Jolla residents have funded the Independence Day tradition, though it will be the 27th year that the rocketing sparklers have lit up The Cove sky. Fireworks America will present the pyrotechnic extravaganza expected to be seen by hundreds of thousands of revelers.
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown a single protein can make the difference between an infection clearing out of the body or persisting for life. The results also show where the defects occur in the immune system without the protein and offer the possibility that targeting this signaling pathway could be beneficial for treatment of persistent viral infections in humans. Currently hundreds of millions of people around the world are afflicted with persistent viral infections such as HIV, HCV, and HBV. The new study is published in the June 14 issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe.
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Merchants’ Haute Nights brings music and more By Pat Sherman undreds of people roamed the streets of the Village Saturday night, sipping wine, sampling hors d’oeuvres and soaking up the sounds of live music during the La Jolla Village Merchants Association’s inaugural Haute La Jolla Nights event. Merchants Association President Phil Coller said the event was an unexpected success. “I had people saying to me, ‘It’s about time. This Village has been like a morgue. What a breath of fresh air to see some activity on a Saturday night. When’s the next one?’” Stores and art galleries stayed open past 9 p.m. to accommodate attendees, offering specials and perks to those who stopped by. Event organizer Julie Matibag said a highlight of the evening was a performance by the band Neveready, who performed until 9:30 p.m. in front of the Chase bank building on Girard Avenue and Silverado Street. The band Brief Exposure, playing at the corner of Girard Avenue and Torrey Pines Road, stopped traffic with their energetic set. “They were hilarious … just real-
ly polished performers,” Matibag said. Larry Anhorn trimmed cabbage and asparagus into spectacular floral arrangements at Adelaide’s flowers, while Warwick’s bookstore held a craft beer tasting and book signing. Geppetto’s toy store organized an arts and crafts project for children. “They were pretty busy in there,” Matibag said. “And the galleries on Prospect and Ivanhoe were just packed.” Coller said it will take time to build attendance up and cement the public perception of La Jolla as a place to shop on Saturday nights. “There were little things inside almost every business to interact with the potential customers,” he said. “It was a good success for the vibe of the Village. It really did help the atmosphere.” The long-term goal is to use the event to entice more businesses into the area. During the past few months, there has been an average of one business per week opening in the Village, Coller said. The next Haute La Jolla Nights events will be July 28 and Sept. 15. For more information, visit lajollabythesea.com/hautelajollanights
La Jolla’s Neveready draws big crowds with their big sound in front of Chase Bank on Girard Avenue and Silverado Street. Photos by Maryanne McGuire/mcGuire Photography
Larry Anhorn puts on a show at Adelaide’s, transforming ordinary vegetables into extraordinary floral arrangements.
A guitarist performs at one of the art galleries participating in the La Jolla Village Merchants Association’s inaugural Haute La Jolla Nights.
Bishop’s School students Paris Sorci and Austin Comstock bring a seasoned jazz sound to the corner of Ivanhoe Avenue and Wall Street.
ENJOY GOOD COMPANY of events that would transform the health care of their neighbors. Pioneering newspaperwoman Ellen Browning Scripps and Mother Mary Michael Cummings, intrepid Catholic nun, built the best hospitals and research institution of their time—on the strength of their own convictions—and independently laid the foundations of modern-day Scripps Health.
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From the opening of the region’s first hospital to saving SARITA EASTMAN Mother Teresa’s life, the legacy of Scripps Health is deeply rooted in the history of San Diego and the evolution of health care in our region. Dr. Eastman will bring that history to life through compelling stories from her new book, “Good Company.” She will be available to sign copies of the book and answer questions. F O R E WO R D B Y C H R I S VA N G O R D E R
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Everett Stunz is La Jolla’s own bed and linen store, located in the Village for the past 50 years. There’s no need to travel to Los Angeles to find the latest in exquisite bedding products. Everett Stunz shoppers may select from a collection of fine, U.S. and imported linens, and adjustable beds and mattresses to ensure a blissful night’s rest surrounded by beautiful blankets, sheets, comforters and pillowcases. The modern Luxury Legna line from Italy, for example, features super-soft wood fiber sheets and duvet covers. Their amazing fabric washes and wears like cotton, but has the sensual feel of pure silk. “Legna’s quality is a class unto itself,” said sales manager Cori Faulkner. “The incredible workmanship that goes into the bedding, makes its 300-count sheets feel better to the touch than many 600-count sheets.” Summer is the perfect season for all-natural, down alternative bedding from Austria. Increase nighttime comfort with certified organic Bio cotton or mattress pads, comforters and pillows. Crafted from 100-percent Himalayan cashmere, Cashmere Dream quilts envelop one in a softness that’s just right for summer nights. Also, Hefel’s pure wool and pure silk fabrics breathe, and are naturally dust mite re-
But as the demand for handbags and other high-end accessories increased, the couple opened Authentic Luxury Goods last year in the adjoining storefront. “Joy & Carl just love luxury and they really have a passion for fashion,” Tillman said. Their shop sells only top name handbags, which do not include Coach or Michael Kors merchandise, but Tillman said that pre-owned Louis Vuitton bags are available at Coach prices. “They may cost $200 or $300 (but they last forever) and I got mine here for the same price that I would have spent on another Coach bag,” Tillman said. “It’s in fantastic shape, and I got one that looks like it has never been used before.” According to Tillman, Authentic Luxury Goods has very loyal repeat customers, and word-of-mouth is the No. 1 way the shop gains more clients. “The people who come into sell things here are often selling things to make more room in their closets,” Tillman said. — uthentic Luxury Goods, 919 Sixth Ave. San Diego, (619) 704-0842. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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FROM HILLEL, A1 and nearby residents, Hillel reduced the project’s size from 13,000 to 6,600 square feet and moved its entrance from the heavily-traveled La Jolla Scenic Drive North to La Jolla Scenic Way. The revised plans also call for replacing a cul de sac on the property with a 10,000 square-foot park, as well as the addition of a pedestrian path and bike lane. “As a resident of La Jolla Shores driving through this intersection for 34 years, I’ve always felt this cul de sac was a visual blight on an otherwise really beautiful intersection,” said the project’s architect, Mark Steele. “Will we lose a few parking spots? Sure, but what’s more important?” A large portion of the discussion revolved around whether the Hillel center is a religious institution, which is allowed in a single-family residential zone, or a student center with an institutional use, which is not permitted. “Parsing that is real tough,” said trustee Tim Lucas, who also serves on the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee. “I do know it’s only for student use, not for the benefit of residents in the area. Typically churches and synagogues are allowed in residential areas because it’s a benefit to the residents. This would not have any benefit.” Lucas said there are 57 religious-affiliated groups at UCSD, and that approval of the Hillel project could open the door for similar requests. “Any group that claims to have a religious affiliation could start buying houses and putting centers into that neighborhood,” he said. “It sets a precedent. That’s a concern of mine.” Rabkin said 80 percent of students using the center would walk there from UCSD, or arrive via public transportation. “These are serious students, not noisy students,” Rabkin said. “They’re not a fraternity or sorority house; this is a place for students to explore their religious journey, to find meaning and purpose in their lives, and also to organize community service projects. They want to be able to give back to the community, not disrupt it.” Rabkin also said the facility would not be used for larger events, which would take place on campus in rented facilities. “There would be no meal service,” he said. “The hours of operation would be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and dark during the summer. No alcohol would be permitted, no renting of the facility to outside groups, and no outdoor amplified music.” Residents opposed to the project took issue with the loss of two feet of roadway along La Jolla Scenic Drive North. They also say Hillel’s 27 parking spaces is not enough, and would cause visitors to park on adjacent residential streets. “You have 6,000 square feet less, but you still have traffic impacts that haven’t been
adequately reviewed (and) parking is still grossly deficient,” said opponent and attorney Julie Hamilton, a member of Taxpayers for Responsible Land Use. “If this really is a religious institution then you need to have double or triple the parking that’s being proposed (27 spaces) to meet city codes,” Lucas added. “If it’s not a religious institution then you don’t have that requirement, but then it doesn’t fit into a single-family residential zone.” Hamilton said the center does not adhere to the La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance. “This project doesn’t have enough land to do what it wants to do in this location — and it is allowing university student usage to encroach on a single-family residential neighborhood,” she said. “It isn’t consistent with the community character of the neighborhood.” Rabkin noted the project’s recent approval by La Jolla’s Traffic and Transportation board, and said it has been proven that narrowing a street serves as a traffic calming measure. “Whether or not it does improve the safety — and it probably would by slowing traffic — the fact of the matter is there’s already safety hazards and dangers on that street that are there irrespective of this site development — and that needs to be addressed separately, not by shooting down this plan,” he said. Trustee Joe LaCava, who said he does not have concerns about the center’s intended use or scale, asked if Steele would consider eliminating the two-foot width reduction on La Jolla Scenic Drive North, and preserve the cul de sac, the removal of which some residents objected to. “Yeah, I think so,” Steele said, causing one of several UCSD students in attendance to respond, “Let’s do it!” Devin Burnstein, one of only two CPA trustees lending his support to the project (the other is Laura Ducharme Conboy), said he believes it does qualify as a permitted religious facility, and that the city council will ultimately approve it. “We believe the plans are of tremendous value to the community,” Rabkin said, “and we want to make sure that when it gets developed it has minimal negative impacts.” One of the many UCSD students in attendance who would benefit from the Hillel center tried to assure residents and trustees that they would not disturb neighbors or add to traffic congestion. “I know there’s a lot of conversation about who will be driving and who will not be driving,” he said. “Every single one of us who came here tonight carpooled to get here. That’s how important this is to us. ... We’re going to walk there, we’re going to be respectful and we’re not even going to be there over the weekends.”
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City must back La Jollans trying to make things better Our View We pioneering, high-achieving Americans are known for our can-do, git-er-done spirit, so when we’re faced with a problem, we earnestly seek a solution and the means to implement it. We don’t take kindly to those who put up roadblocks and stand in the way of what we believe is progress to make things better, brighter, bolder. That’s why La Jollans are frustrated with city officials we see as oblivious and unresponsive to the pressing issues in our Village; crumbling streets and sidewalks, dirty beaches, a foulsmelling shoreline, and traffic intersections littered with trash and overgrown weeds. These situations are especially pronounced in a town that’s referred to as “San Diego’s Jewel by the Sea” for marketing purposes, and that has become a world-renowned tourist destination. La Jollans, quite frankly, are embarrassed by the deterioration and decline, and tired of making excuses to visitors and each other. As high taxpaying citizens, we’re done with hearing there’s no money, no staff, no one willing to tackle the tasks at hand. La Jollans are willing and able to make things better. Tapping into the resources and expertise of their community foundation, neighborhood associations, and town council, La Jollans are ready to clean up and fix up their precious plot of the universe. Their question to city officials holding the permits: Are you with us or against us?
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Just clean the poopy rocks with water So, how does it happen that after years of bird droppings washing into the sea without causing serious stench, all of a sudden this is a problem? God forbid, is everyone a moron? High-pressure water on the rocks will clean them and who cares if (water) goes into the water. Birds and fish have been using the ocean as a toilet for millenia. The ocean can handle it and the lobster will love it. I grew up in La Jolla and my father before me. I regard La Jolla as my hometown and love it, but this is a ridiculous “problem,” because it’s not a problem. Get over it and yourselves. Catt49, via LaJolalIght.com
Time for city to clean up the ‘fowl’ stench Oh please, City of San Diego Decision Makers, GROW UP, MATURE, MAKE A TOUGH DECISION. A San Diego official, S/HE Who Cannot Be Named but merely identified as a “city biologist,” is saying no to a mixture of pomegranate juice and chia seeds to clean the stomach-roiling stink coming “naturally” to the rocks as a result of pooping seagulls and sea lions. While I am not the one who of ranking the species, I feel that since the area designated dirty is called “The Children’s Pool,” humans should have greater sovereignty than the doe-eyed sluglike creatures who neither toil nor spin, but rather eat, poop, pup and leave a mess for humanity to endure or to clean up.
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Please come see and smell The Cove for yourselves Step One: Let us cleanse the cliffs of the bird and marine animal excrement rotting on the rocks and wafting through the air. Restaurateurs, retailers and residents along the Cove say it is hurting business. Tourists say the awful odors mar the awesome views. Summer is here and now is the time — and the need — to proceed. La Jollans have the
method and the means. We’ve done the due diligence to ensure the non-toxic cleansing agent derived from pomegranate and chia seeds is safe for the environment. Just give us the go ahead. Help us keep one of San Diego’s many jewels continuing to sparkle for all the world to see. That’s progress. That’s the right thing to do.
But no, S/HE Who Cannot Be Named, would rather choose to err on the side of caution and against whatever whakadoodle with litigious mayhem on his/her mind might bring to bear over commonsense solutions. Here’s how real grownups would deal with the situation. Unable to stand the noxious stench for days and weeks on end, concerned citizens found an organic method to clean up the poop, to certify testing of the poop cleansers’ efficiency and environmental friendliness, and to locate people willing to do the labor of said poop clean up. Further, these citizens have the method and the labor paid for, so not to disturb the delicate balance of budget in the city biology office. But no. To quote Dan Daneri, the city’s park and recreation district manager, the one who cannot name S/HE Who Cannot Be Named, “You really cannot walk down there and spray fresh water in the ocean (because?) it’s storm water and San Diego is on the hook for that.” I don’t think we are comparing pomegranates, chia seeds, and storm water correctly here. Grow up, everybody. Clean the rocks and the beaches so that people, HUMAN BEINGS who pay TAXES, can enjoy the PUBLIC SPACE without having to breath in the actual excrement, let alone all the BS that’s in the air discussing the reasons non-action is so important. While we do our best to make the sea lions comfortable, let’s not make the sharks jealous. All it will take is one Great White (or one smaller shark with a great appetite) to create a much messier scene when one of them finally figures out this is where the buffet is. Of course, you could always ask the seals if they mind a gentle bath of pomegranate and chia seeds, politely of course, don’t want to offend, must be cautious. It’s less invasive than trying to get them to potty train. Thanks must go to Melinda Merryweather for
all her long hours, persevering efforts, phone calls, research and more to offer her neighbors and fellow beach walkers a fresh companionable solution to an ooky problem. Perhaps the naysayers should have to come down to the beach and sit in the hot sun and watch what happens to the businesses that are impacted by the stench. Maybe a place in the sun, near the pool, watching the endlessly fascinating creatures waddle this way and that way, would lull the timid away from their political correctness and toward a working solution for all involved. Personally, my money’s on the shark. Ann Van Buskirk via LajollaLight.com
Shame on city for not cleaning bird excrement George’s at the Cove has been a prominent member of the La Jolla Community for 28 successful years. I am proud to say that last year we served more than 275,000 diners at our three-level restaurant. Unfortunately, many of our guests’ impressions of La Jolla are based on the overwhelming stench coming from the rocks on the cliffs below the restaurant. There are many days where we have to explain to each table why their experience in our wonderful community is marred by exposure to bird excrement. We must further explain that the community is doing NOTHING to remedy the situation. It defies common sense that our city refuses to address an issue that threatens both our economic viability, as well as the health of our citizens. Our lack of action to eliminate this problem is disgraceful. George Hauer Georges at the Cove
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Bust the banners in the breeze Have you seen the illegal (and ugly) flag flying in front on BevMo on Pearl Street? The audacity of some businesses really amazes me. Perhaps you should add BevMo’s illegal flag to your “Wall of Shame?” I think it might help. Bill Smith La Jolla Editor’s Note: We think BevMo got the idea from the Jack in the Box down the street.
Oopsies! How’d this happen? A new street sign appeared recently in WindanSea with the name of the lane I live on spelled wrong (see photo). What must a local administration be like for an error like this to sustain itself all the way to the erection of a new sign on the street corner? All the other signs on the lane spell its name correctly: Mabel Bell Lane. Charles Bower La Jolla
What is the definition of marriage? It is now the year 2065. Chester Allman has just returned from the Moon Colony and makes his way back to his family’s home in California. He is met at the door by his 30-year-old grandson, Michael, and Michael’s five wives. Chester is bewildered and asks Michael for an explanation. His grandson explains, “Remember back in the early century when several states changed the definition of marriage? They changed the law by legalizing marriage between two men or two women. Our two-century old definition of marriage was tossed aside. The precedent opened an easy way to further change the definition of marriage, to allow union between one man and two wives, then one woman and two husbands, and after that all hell broke loose! Nobody keeps track anymore.” Noting his grandfather’s horrified look, Michael continues, “Why did you guys change
things in the first place? Don’t you see what damage you did? You should have kept it the way it was!” “I can’t believe all this is happening,” Chester says, “but I’m tired and hungry.” “Sorry, Grandpa,” Michael replies, “but food is scarce because of the atomic bombing. We have only intravenous feeding at breakfast and lunch.” Chester sighs, “What does your President have to say about all this?” “You aren’t up on the news, are you? Haven’t you heard that our President is an American Indian and has put all of us whites on reservations?” Chester angers, swears and turns to leave. Michael reaches out to detain him. “Wait, Grandpa! Wait! Where are you going?” Chester calls over his shoulder, “I’m going to catch the next shuttle back to the Moon!” Patricia Weber La Jolla Resident since 1953
Jerry Fortner Jones 1928 – 2012
Jerry Fortner Jones passed away after a brief illness May 30, 2012, at his home in Carson City, Nevada. From 1955 to 1999, when he retired to Carson City, Jerry had a thriving dental practice on Herschel Avenue in La Jolla. Born in Chicago, January 19, 1928, Jerry met his first wife, Dee Jackson, in England when he was stationed with the U. S. Army in Germany after the war. They married in 1951 and moved to Chicago, IL, where Jerry was awarded his D.D.S. from Northwestern University. After a residency at the Lexington (KY) Narcotics Hospital and as a Dental Officer with the U. S. Coast Guard in Port Angeles, WA, Jerry and his family settled in La Jolla in 1955, where he opened his dental practice. Always interested in
science, Jerry assisted his friend, John Taylor of the Naval Visibility Lab, in creating bite boards for binoculars used by Apollo astronauts. In the 80’s, he and Dr. Lee Monroe, M.D. of Scripps Clinic (deceased) co-founded ISCBR (International Society for Correlative Biological Research), which for many years was involved in furthering science by sponsoring students planning to go to medical or veterinarian school. Jerry was fond of nutrition, exercise, cigars, jokes and martinis. He was a golfer, tennis player, fisherman, world traveler and football fan, enjoying all types of sporting activities. Always creative, Jerry dabbled in many forms of art from sand casting to oil painting to making gold pieces from shells and sea life he found diving for abalone at La Jolla Cove. In the 50’s and ‘60’s he was a member of La Jolla Kiwanis, volunteering for the Rough Water Swim and other community events. He always enjoyed judging the San Diego Science Fair. He was also a loyal supporter of the arts, collecting many pieces by La Jolla artists, and donating a number of George Mattson’s watercolors to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He and his family were some of
the original supporters of “The Art Center” of La Jolla, now the Museum of Contemporary Art. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Joy ReynoldsJones; children, Cynthia Jones (Joe Sheetz), Lisa Dent (Will Witman) and Dylan (Robin) Jones; and stepdaughter, Melodie Swanson. Also surviving him is his first wife Dee (Jones) Jackson of La Jolla; grandchildren, Jenica Faye, Caitlin and Larkin Dent, and Kyle Jones; and stepgrandchildren, Olivia and Maxwell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Asa and Marie Jones; sister, Jean; and brother, Tom. His friends and family will cherish the many fond and amusing memories he has left them. A private memorial is planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be made in memory of Jerry F. Jones to support the Education Program at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Checks should be made payable to “UC San Diego Foundation” and sent to: Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, UCSD, Attn: Development, 9500 Gilman Drive-MC 0210, La Jolla, CA 92093-0210; or online at: http://aquarium.ucsd. edu/Members_and_Friends/ Give_Now/; or the Western Region Wildlife Education, NDOW-FSS, 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite D-137, Reno, NV 89502. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/lajollalight.
William Franklin Sullaway 1921 – 2012
A member of the Greatest Generation has left us. William “Bill” Sullaway passed away peacefully at his home on June 8, 2012.
Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. In 1944, he was Engineering Officer aboard the Destroyer Escort, USS Raymond, which escorted troop ships preparing for the invasion of the Philippines. His ship also escorted carriers that participated in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, prior to the U.S. invasion. Before his naval service, Bill had graduated from the Montana School of Mines, and after the Navy, he attended Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley. He married Margaret Sullaway on June 9, 1951, in San Francisco. They moved to San Diego in 1958 and Bill opened a one-man office specializing in heating and air-conditioning. By the time he retired in 1989, his contracting business had expanded to a much larger office with many employees. Devoted to his family, Bill was very involved in the various activities of his six children, including sports and Scouting. Three of his sons were Eagle Scouts. Bill was a charter member of All Hallows Catholic Parish, volunteering with
both the church and All Hallows Academy until recent years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Stephen (Neva), Dr. Megan Sullaway (Dr. Ed Dunbar), Kathleen (Mike) Gilkey, Michael (Britta) Sullaway, and John (Natalie) Sullaway; and eleven grandchildren. Billy Sullaway (1960-1978) preceded his father’s passing. Bill is deeply loved and he will remain in our hearts forever. Services will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 11 a.m.at All Hallows Catholic Church, La Jolla. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/lajollalight.
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Country Day’s Ayala says no to pro baseball — for now Courtesy of Torrey Times Sam Ayala, the senior slugger for the La Jolla Country Day baseball team, was drafted in the 17th round of Major League Baseball’s draft last week by the Chicago White Sox. But don’t expect to see Ayala on Chicago’s south side anytime soon. In an intense process that forces 18-year-old athletes to grow up quickly, Ayala still has his eyes and his future set on attending UC Santa Barbara — for now. Ayala was almost drafted in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinals, but the team’s offer wasn’t substantial enough to persuade Ayala to give up his full scholarship at UCSB. Ayala said the Cardinals offered him $300,000 and a guarantee to Sam cover four years of college tuition and Ayala room and board if his baseball career didn’t go well. “That’s not the money I was looking for,’’ Ayala said. “If someone offered me what giving up college for now is worth, I’d be a fool not to take it, but I want to go to college.’’ The White Sox, Ayala said, still decided to draft him in the later, 17th round and offered him $200,000 and a
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By Phil Dailey ndy Bishop came real close to making it to the big leagues this summer, but for now, he’ll have to continue to hone his craft here in San Diego. Bishop, a 24-year-old bellman/valet at the Grande Colonial on Prospect Street, was one of 30 finalists for summer job in New York City, a gig that would have included working in Greenwich Village and watching Major League Baseball — interviewing star players and celebrities, all while chronicling his experiences via social media. But Bishop, who was one of 30 selected from a group of 22,000 applicants, was not chosen as one of the nine finalists of the “MLB Man Cave” contest. For now, Bishop is back in La Jolla, but his dream of becoming a broadcaster is far from over. “It’s kind of a dream job for anyone who wants to do any type of broadcasting or who is a baseball fanatic,” Bishop said of the competition. “It almost launched me into my dream job but I came up just short. I just have to keep working at it.” Bishop grew up in Poway and became a sports fan “going to all the Padres and Chargers games in the mid-90s when they had some pretty good teams,” he said. But sports has become more about watching from the stands. The past few years Bishop has been calling games for KBCSports.com, a website that streams games from all across San Diego County. If you’re a fan of The Bishop’s School or La Jolla Country Day football, chances are you may have heard
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Below is an updated list of area studentathletes who are planning on playing collegiate sports in the fall. If there are any names that have been omitted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org La Jolla Zack Nelson, MIT, men’s water polo Ariel Arcidiancano, Colorado State, women’s water pool
From Ayala, A21 guarantee to fund his college education if baseball doesn’t work out. “That wasn’t my number either,’’ Ayala said. Flanked by his father and two advisers familiar with the baseball draft process, Ayala said he was weighing his options carefully. Baseball has until July 13 to sign their drafted players and more substantial offers can come between now and then. “But everybody is glad right now that I’m going to college,’’ Ayala said. “The offer just wasn’t there.’’ Major League baseball, unlike most other From Bishop, A21 Bishop on some of those games the past few seasons. Bishop was assigned the CIF San Diego Section Division V championship game last year as well. Bishop’s skills as a broadcaster are mostly self-taught. He does hold a bachelor’s degree in communication from Pacific Union College in Napa, but never took broadcasting classes. Bishop says he is going to take some college classes in broadcasting this summer. “It’s a fun industry that I’m trying to get into,” Bishop said. “I want to pursue it as long as I can and eventually make a living at it.” But for now, he’s just doing everything he can to get into the sports world, which also includes moonlighting for the San Diego Padres as a “ballpark navigator,” a job that let’s Bishop give tours around Petco Park to fans. Though he may not have the professional credentials just yet, it appears he’s affable, a quality needed to be a viable sports broadcaster. “He is very approachable and has a natu-
Rylee Boland, Chapman, women’s water polo Juliette Garay, Brown, women’s golf Ryan Farley, Williams, women’s volleyball Quinton Mendoza, Cal-Berkeley, diving The Bishop’s School Will Wilde Botta, Yale, cross country/track Tazmin Curtis, Swarthmore, men’s soccer Eddy Glazener, Notre Dame, cross country/track Patrick Hoagland, Trinity, cross country Courtney Hooten, Harvard, cross country Spenser Krut, Columbia, women’s golf Katherine Lane, Williams, women’s volleyball Trent Lauer, Fairfield, men’s lacrosse Blake Lee, Harvard, men’s water polo Dominique Love, New Mexico State, football Erin Pannek, Indiana, women’s water polo Varun Sharma, Williams, squash Bryn Stark, San Francisco, women’s basketball Gabby Stone, Stanford, women’s water polo Maya Theuer, Stanford, women’s soccer La Jolla Country Day Sam Ayala, UC Santa Barbara, baseball Malina Hood, USD, women’s basketball Maya Hood, USD, women’s basketball Kendall Peterkin, Princeton, women’s volleyball Alberto Sanchez, Arizona State, men’s golf Lindsey Kostas, Stanford, women’s tennis Aiden Kennedy, Colorado College, men’s lacrosse Daniel Henry, Weber State, football Nick Schlossberg, USC, football Kendall Peterkin, Princeton, women’s volleyball Kaitlyn McCallum, Dartmouth, track Kate Hamilton, Dartmouth, crew Jake Mack,Washington and Lee, cross country/track
professional sports, regularly draft young athletes and develop them in their own minor league farm systems. Students like Ayala who are capable of attending college can face the task of choosing between using a college scholarship and playing NCAA baseball versus going pro and working at baseball full-time in the minor leagues. Ayala said if he agreed to sign with Major League Baseball, he would have to leave within days for the team’s rookie league and forgo college for now. If he attends college, Ayala can be drafted again after his junior year at UCSB.
To view Bishop’s ‘Man Cave’ video, go to http://youtu.be/pP2jtTpbCQ4 ral way of making others feel at ease — many of our guests and coworkers feel like an extended family member when they interact with Andy,” said Kim Avant, assistant general manager at the Grand Colonial. There won’t be any job in New York City this summer for Bishop, rather, he’ll just be “driving some pretty fancy cars around” at the Grand Colonial and preparing for another season of broadcasting high school football games in San Diego. “I am always looking for an opportunity,” Bishop said.
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Life is sweet treat for dessert maven Michele Coulon
What brought you to La Jolla? That was my parents’ retirement. They owned the Belgian Lion Restaurant. They were nice enough to let me get chocolate and buttercream all over the place for 25 years. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract or improve in the area? More parking and less traffic! Who or what inspires you? My parents and people like them: Alice Waters, Michelle Obama, Alice Medrich … people who believe in slow food and who are trying to change the way we eat … teaching that good food for everyone is a must. What is your most-prized possession? My cat! I couldn’t live without that purr!
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Michele Coulon is a self-taught pastry chef and owner of Michele Coulon Dessertier at 7556 Fay Ave. She is the daughter of Don and Arlene Coulon, retired owners and chefs of the Belgian Lion Restaurant. The Coulon family lived in Paris, France during Michele’s high school years. Many trips were made to her father’s native Liege, Belgium where she said she was greatly influenced by the cooking (and especially baking) of his family. She started making Michele Coulon desserts for the Belgian Lion Restaurant when it opened in 1977, while she attended San Diego State University for computer sciences. She worked both as a computer programmer and pastry chef until she decided to follow her true love of baking fulltime. Michele Coulon Dessertier is going on its 11th year in La Jolla. Many of her cakes have been photographed for magazines like Ceremony, Inside Weddings, Cooking Light, Riviera, and People. She works with local organic farms to obtain only the best quality ingredients, including Griffin Farms in Campo run by Matt Furgeson.
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Best of Show goes to ‘La Jolla Cove’ by Maddie Lyons, Grade 2, La Jolla Elementary School
‘Rust’ by Christine Gaffney, Grade 7, The Bishop’s School, won the 6-8 Grade division.
Historical Society picks student photo contest winners By Will Bowen “If you want to take a good picture, learn to crop. That way you can take out things that shouldn’t be there, like people walking in the background.” o little sagacious advice from Maddie Lyons, a second-grader at La Jolla Elementary School, who to everyone’s surprise, won Best of Show at the second annual Student Photo Competition sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society and Outside The Lens. The winners were announced June 10 at a reception held at Wisteria Cottage. Lyons’ black-and-white photograph of the old wooden lifeguard tower at La Jolla Cove, shot from a particularly intriguing angle, also won the K-Grade 2 division of the
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‘Bioluminescence Image’ by Courtney Gainor, a junior at La Jolla High School.
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La Jolla’s Gems of the week WISH I’D SAID THAT! “It used to be a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table. Today, a father comes home to a note: ‘Jimmy’s at soccer, Cindy’s at gymnastics, I’m at Pilates, pizza in fridge.’”
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Student medical startup company NASSEO Inc. took top honors during UCSD’s sixth annual Entrepreneur Challenge, winning $57,000 in cash and services. Courtesy
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More than 300 students, faculty, investors, professionals and entrepreneurs attended UCSD’s sixth annual Entrepreneur Challenge June 6, watching as seven student teams pitched their business ventures to a elite panel of judges from San Diego’s science, technology and business sectors. Held at UCSD’s Price Center, teams promoted potential technologies for garbage compactors, cancer therapies, dental implants, automated portfolio management systems, orthopedic surgery and brain computer interfaces for patients without speech. The first place prize of $57,000 in cash and services was awarded to NASSEO, a medical device startup that developed technologies to treat dental/orthopedic implant failures. The technology was primarily developed in the lab of Dr. Sungho Jin, chair of UCSD’s Materials Science program.
The second prize, $28,000 in cash and services, was awarded to SONRGY, which seeks to be a leader in localized drug delivery for the treatment of cancer tumors. SONRGY’s focused ultrasound enabled proprietary nanocarriers improve the effectiveness of cancer therapy by reducing the administered dose and toxic side effects through 3D spatial selectivity. Third-place winners, Uroboros Technologies, LLC, received $15,500 for its efforts in the field of cancer therapeutics. The company is working with technology that produces DNA nanoparticles that act like tiny octopi trained to grab onto and kill select cancer cells. The UCSD Entrepreneur Challenge is a student-founded, nonprofit organization with a mission of educating, connecting, and funding aspiring student entrepreneurs at UCSD and neighboring research institutes.
Precious Poster Have you ever noticed this treasure in the children’s wing of La Jolla’s Riford Library? The message, from The Great One himself, is guaranteed to garner a grin. — Susan DeMaggio
Now In the vernacular unsourcing: pp; transferring company functions from paid employees to unpaid volunteers, particularly customers on social networks. — wordspy.com
Seeing “the Stars and Stripes” flying outside of homes and office buildings on June 14 raises everyone’s national pride. True. Flag Day memorializes the official adoption of the national American flag by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. But the push for it to become significant in the public eye came from school teacher Bernard Cigrand. He is credited by the National Flag Day Foundation for leading the charge, resulting in a Congressional declaration — rubber stamped by President Harry Truman — in 1949. — USO.com
suMMer solstice soiree Wednesday, June 20 > 7 PM Embrace the summer while supporting the arts at this deconstructed dinner party on the oceanfront terrace at MCASD La Jolla. The evening will feature mouthwatering dishes from local restaurants, specialty cocktails, and an art installation by Brian Dick and Wendell Kling. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on contemporary design goods in the silent auction. All proceeds from the Summer Solstice Soiree benefit MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs. Get your tickets today at www.mcasd.org.
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6th Annual soundON Festival of Modern Music Thurs.-Sat., June 14-16, 7:30 p.m. This year we feature the extremes of ethereal soundscapes and danceable grooves. Featured international composers craft delicate webs of sounds from deeply personal explorations of music’s earliest incarnations. 3-Day Passes are $40 for members and students, and $50 for nonmembers. 1-Day Pass is $15 for members and students, and $20 for nonmembers. For tickets, call (858) 454-5872 or visit www.ljathenaeum.org/new_music.
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La Jolla Music Society SummerFest July 31 to August 24, 2012 Tuesday nights of the Festival explore the music of influential Romantic composer Franz Schubert. Three concerts highlighting the breadth of his artistic genius featuring works for solo piano, chamber music and his celebrated lieder. Tickets: $65, $45
Green Flash Concert Series Needtobreathe with Damon Castillo Band June 20: 5:30-9 p.m., Ages 21+ only Enjoy live music, great food and drinks for purchase, and amazing sunset views from the aquarium Tide-Pool Plaza. We welcome lead performer Needtobreathe, a rock quintet from South Carolina. RSVP: 858-534-4109 or online at aquarium.ucsd.edu
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TV’s ‘Top Chef’ alumni create ‘ocean bazaar’ cuisine at Herringbone By Kelley Carlson ike celebrity chef/ owner Brian Malarkey’s four other San Diego-area restaurants, the new Herringbone follows the pattern of fabricthemed names. Yet its atmosphere and culinary specialties are unique — “ocean bazaar” seafood plates and other surf-andturf combinations served in a Mediterranean-style setting designed by the renowned Thomas Schoos. Spotting Herringbone from the street can be a bit tricky for those who don’t know what to look for. At the time this story was written, there was no sign in the front advertising the establishment’s name. Keep an eye out for a faux fish dangling from a hook above large wooden doors of a free-standing, red-tileroofed building on Herschel Avenue, between Silverado and Wall streets. Guests enter into a lounge where they can relax on couches with pillows in hues of the sea, socialize at the colorfully tiled bar, or gather around small tables. Fireplaces framed by coral crackle at either end of the room, and the retractable roof is open during pleasant weather. Several century-old
Guests can curl up on a couch near a fireplace in the lounge, which has a retractable roof.
The dining room’s unique features include century-old olive trees and a wall of glass that allows guests a view of behind-the-scenes action.
Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at lajollalight.com. Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. n This week: Herringbone’s Smoked Trout Dip olive trees add to Herringbone’s ambience. The ocean-meets-forest theme continues in the main dining room, which features more of the robust trees and a whale skeleton suspended above a bar. Neutral-toned artwork of marine subjects decorate the brick walls, while pufferfish lamps hang overhead. Patrons can observe chefs and servers in action behind a wall of glass, at the back of the restaurant.
The menu specializes in catches from the sea, although some items are of land-based origins. Executive Chef Amanda Baumgarten (who, like Malarkey, is a “Top Chef” alumnus) keeps the fare simple, with some unusual combinations. Among her creations is the Whole Fish Ceviche, in which seasoned slices of fish are bookended by a head and tail. There is also the Day Boat Alaskan Halibut,
The Trifecta is Herringbone’s version of a candy bar, with a shortbread crust, caramel, pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts and chocolate ganache. Photos by Kelley Carlson
which is obtained within 36 hours out of the water, according to Baumgarten. Its ingredients include beef shin, farro, chanterelle, Meyer lemon and hazelnut. Herringbone’s pizzas are “awesome,” Baumgarten said. Combinations range from Pancetta, Egg, Stinging Nettle and Fontina, to Little Neck Clam, Bone Marrow, Garlic and Rosemary. And Baumgarten also touts the salads. “I love lettuce more than any other chef you’ll meet,” she said. The salads range from Mixed Green with Buttermilk Dressing to the Hamachi Frise & Lardon. There are some kid-friendly menu items, including the pizzas, fish and pastas. “We are a neighborhood restaurant,” Baumgarten said. “Being accessible to (families with) children is definitely important.” As for beverages, there are brews, wines and libations from the Snake Oil Cocktail Co. that incorporate local and seasonal ingredients. Oyster Hour (Herringbone’s version of happy hour) offers $1 oysters and drink specials. DJs play mellow, electronica-type music starting around 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
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Surfboards in the sand show support for those battling cancer
record 344 surfboards crushed last year’s record of 250 at the sixth annual Survivor Beach benefit held Sunday, June 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. on the beach near Scripps Pier. Hosted by the 19th annual Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational (Aug. 19 this year), Survivor Beach was created in 2007 as a way to bring together the
community to honor individuals in their fight against cancer, and to show support for cancer survivors. The line started at Scripps Pier and extended toward La Jolla Shores. Every board registered was entered into a raffle for the chance to win two tickets to the Luau & Longboard Invitational and other surf prizes. — Greg Wiest
Two-year-old Skye has fun on one of the 344 surfboards lined end to end.
Survivors, family and the community come together for a great cause.
The crowd listens to cancer survivors share their stories.
Breast Cancer survivor Suzy shares her personal story with the crowd. PHOTOS BY Greg Wiest
Participants huddle against the chill.
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FROM PHOTO CONTEST, B1 competition that was organized around the theme “My Favorite Place in La Jolla.” “I used the black-andwhite capability on my Nikon DSLR camera because it made my picture of the lifeguard tower look old fashioned,” Lyons said. Michael Mishler, historical society archivist/curator, said all the photographs entered — 36 photos by 36 children from grades K-12 — will be placed in the society’s archives. “Fifty years in the future, people will look back at these photographs for a view of La Jolla 2012,” mused Mishler. Board member Nettie Keck, who co-founded the competition a year ago with fellow board member Jennifer Smith, remarked, “These photographs will inform visitors about how people and
the local landscape have … and have not … changed over the years.” Mishler said the historical society was delighted to cosponsor the show because it was very interested in incorporating the perspective of children and enhancing their participation in the organization. “I really like the fact that we will archive photographs by children who have not yet been taught how to ‘look’ by society and the media. They have a fresh and unique view of things — very different from adults, which is very important to document,” Mishler said. Rachel Lebowitz of Outside The Lens, said the digital camera is an important tool of the future. “At Outside the Lens, we teach children to document what they see and to tell stories with their cameras.
The winners of La Jolla Historical Society’s second annual student ‘One Subject Photo Competition’. Will Bowen We try to give them ‘Photo Voice,’ so their view of things can be heard and they can help create change,” she said.
“We are also committed to improving children’s visual literacy so they will know how to look carefully, critically, and thoughtfully
at the images society directs their way.” The submitted photographs were judged by Bill Kenney of La Jolla Photo & Imaging; John Durant, a freelance photographer; and Ryan Sutton, winner of last year’s competition. Michael Mitchell, a student at La Jolla High, won First Place in the Grades 9-12 division with his long distance, long exposure shot of the wall at the Children’s Pool. “I choose the Children’s Pool as my subject matter because it is the quintessential representation of La Jolla,” he said. Christine Gaffney won the 6-8 Grade division with a picture called “Rust,” taken with a Canon Rebel, also at the Children’s Pool. The photograph was shot looking down the handrail on the wall. “I like to take my pictures
from cool angles,” she said. “The judges said my shot was from a ‘Dutch Angle,’ which was news to me!” Lily Keck, a seventh-grader at Bishop’s, received an Honorable Mention for the 6-8 Grade division. Her picture was of a water polo ball, just thrown into the water and still sending out ripples, at the pool at Bishop’s, where she is on the water polo team. “The Bishop’s pool is my favorite place in La Jolla. I sure spend a lot of time there,” she said. Lily’s sister, Maddie, also won an Honorable Mention, but in the K-2 division, with a photograph called, “Squeaky Beach,” her name for the shore at the foot of Sea Lane Drive. “I call it Squeaky Beach because your feet make a squeaky sound when you walk through the sand there,” Maddie said.
RELIGION & spirituality the earth is but one country and mankind its citizens Informal gatherings in La Jolla every evening. Call (858) 454-5203 for more information. Or join us Sunday at The San Diego Baha’i Center: 6545 Alcala Knolls Drive, off Linda Vista Dr. 9:30 am to 10 am, Multi-Faith Devotional Program 10:30 am to 12 pm, introductory talk and discussion (858) 268-3999 • www.sandiegobahai.org • www.bahai.org
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH FOURTH CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, SAN DIEGO 1270 Silverado, La Jolla • (858) 454-2266 Reading Room • 7853 Girard Avenue
Sunday Services and Sunday School 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meetings 7:30pm
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Sunday Worship Services • 9 & 10:30am Rev. Dr. Michael J. Spitters, Lead Pastor
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This Will Be Gross The touring exhibit “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” has come to San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Based on the best selling book by science teacher Sylvia Branzei, the show includes interactive stations, animatronics, and imaginative exhibits designed for kids, ages 6-14. Enjoy this exhibit through Jan. 1. Open daily from 10 a.m. Admission: $9.75-$11.75. (619) 238-1233. rhfleet.org
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Walking Tours of La Jolla La Jolla Historical Society docents are hosting guided walking tours of La Jolla on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, departing at 10 a.m. from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. The upcoming dates are June 23, July 14 and July 28. Advance reservations required, $10 per person. (858) 480-6424. lajollahistory.org
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North Coast Repertory Theater will present “W.C. Fields, By Himself,” with Dale Morris, 7:30 p.m. June 18 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. Fields (18801946) rose from a small time juggler to a movie star. The details of his life are rich with drama, mistaken assumptions and lies he himself spread. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org
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Crime of Passion The Pacific Lyric Association and MiraCosta College Opera Chorus will stage “Carmen,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. The two-hour production, set in Seville, Spain, and sung in the original French but with English narration to move the action along, tells of a soldier’s ill-fated obsession with the ultimate femme fatale, “accompanied by brilliant orchestration and a procession of hit tunes packing all the sizzle of Spanish culture into a fantastic theatrical event,” according to directors. Tickets: $24. (858) 362-1348. tickets.lfjcc.org Left: Don José (Raffi Kerbabian) holds Carmen (Aubrey Coles) after fatally stabbing her in a fit of rage and jealousy. Therese Holladay
Open to ages 21 and older, the concerts pair live music with panoramic ocean views on the Birch Aquarium’s outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Listen to Needtobreathe on June 20, Matt Nathanson on July 18, Heartless Bastards & The Dunwells on Aug. 15, Needtobreathe and Steve Poltz on Sept. 19. Food and drink available from the French Gourmet and craft beers from Gordon Biersch Brewery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts run 6:45-9 p.m. Aquarium admission, parking included. Tickets: $27 for RSVP. $32 at the door. (858) 534-4109. aquarium.ucsd.edu
Mexican American Art Artists Perry Vasquez and Marcos Ramirez Erre, along with Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez of Cognate Collective, will discuss the challenges and ambiguities of belonging to a region, and their work in the global context, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. While you’re there, be one of the first to tour of “The Santa Ana Condition: John Valdez” exhibit that opened June 10. Free. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org
Family Storytelling Listen to Harlynne Geisler’s lively stories inspired by Thomas Moran’s “Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset” at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, and Sir Anthony van Dyck’s “Mary Villiers, Lady Herbert of Shurland,” 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Free admission. (619) 239-5548. timkenmuseum.org
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heatre patrons heading to the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town to see “Dirty Blonde” are in for two treats: a fantastic cast keeps the laughs coming and fans of Mae West will love remembering her and learning more about this iconic Hollywood star. After seeing the show, it’s no wonder it was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2000. Stepping into the big shoes of the sultry West is Melinda Gilb. She’s known around town from roles in “Walter Cronkite is Dead,” and “The Receptionist.” With a few tricks of the trade, Gilb bears a slight resemblance to West, but it’s also her remarkable physicality and lovely voice that make West seem alive and in-person in every scene. Gilb nails the songs along with that famous deep voice that delivers those zingy double-entendres. Gilb also reminds us, in no uncertain terms, that West made her own decisions and bowed to no one. West had an attitude that may have shorted her career in films, but gave her a voice, whether righting injustices or playfully revealing what she really thought through those infamous quotes. At the beginning of the play, Jo (also Gilb), a West fan, goes to the cemetery to wish her a Happy Birthday.
Melinda Gilb gives a stellar performance as Mae West in ‘Dirty Blonde,’ under the direction of Sean Murray at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. PHOTOS BY DARen Scott There she meets another fan, Charlie (Steve Gunderson). Soon the two are sharing memories and becoming friendlier over stories they tell each other. Jo remarks, “She made things stand up that never had feet.” As the friendship of Jo and Charlie deepens, the audience is treated to more facts about West’s life, humor from the unlikely discoveries Jo and Charlie make, and the actors’ fantastic portrayals. Since Charlie works in film archives, he makes an alluring friend to super-fan Jo. Gilb and Gunderson worked together before in “SUDS-The Musical” and “The Melinda and Steve Show.” Gundeson has many creative talents and he handles the role of Charlie
like he’s played it for years. At times he’s coy, at others anxious, and occasionally surprising. Every time, it’s fun to see such a professional transformation. Rounding out this terrific cast is David McBean, who not only is the music director for the show, but also plays a host of characters, including West’s close friend. McBean narrates, sings, dances, prances and that’s only the beginning. He’s so good, one could almost see him doing a one-man show. The set is minimal, but no one notices because it’s these three stars who keep every eye on them. The costumes, tales, innuendos, songs, even a wrestling match in “Dirty Blonde,” all come together for great entertainment for mature audiences.
If you go ■ What: The musical ‘Dirty Blonde’ ■ When: Matinees, evenings to June 17 ■ Where: Cygnet Theatre Company, Old Town Stage, 4040 Twiggs St., San Diego ■ Tickets: $29-$44 ■ Box Office: (619) 337-1525 ■ Website: cygnettheatre.com
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et this be a cautionary tale about how not to buy a house in La Jolla. Or anywhere, really. We arrived in San Diego in June of 1973 for my physician ex-husband to do his required two years of Berry Plan military duty. Right out of medical school four years earlier, and weeks after we had married, he’d been offered the opportunity to “volunteer” two years to the military after he finished his specialty training or go to Vietnam as a general medical officer the next week. Took us up to four seconds to decide. Having tons of medical school loans and no actual cash, we were thrilled to learn when we arrived that we were entitled to a 100percent VA home loan. That happiness was short lived when we discovered that no Realtor or bank in La Jolla (our target area; we were no dopes) would work with VA loan customers. This was partly because the VA didn’t tend to appraise the value of
the land, which in La Jolla is pretty much everything. But just when we were finally going to look elsewhere, we saw an ad in the Sunday paper for a for-sale-byowner home, a total fixer, and immediately signed a full price contract on it. Despite the crushing recession going on at the time, it was a real estate boom era. In fact, the owners made a whopping 40 percent on the place in the just two years they’d owned it. They probably couldn’t believe that these idiots (that would be us) were actually willing to pay that amount for a house with a dead lawn, green shag carpet, hard water stalactites hanging from the faucets and a master bedroom entrance through the kitchen. (Definitely lacked feng shui.) Who cared? We were New Yorkers; it had a palm tree and a pool. We could have happily overlooked plutonium deposits for the palm tree alone. Miraculously, the VA appraised the house for the full asking price so we could get our 100-percent financing, which was pretty amazing because 100 percent of everyone else said, “You’re paying WHAT for that dump? You’ll NEVER get your money out
of it!” (I should note that our collective parents were among those people.) The appraisal was the last nice thing we had to say about the VA, an institution which quickly made both us and the owners homicidal. Within days, the owners tried to get out of the contract and take one of the over-the-asking-price cash offers that had subsequently come in. Among the VA’s many requirements was that the house have a driveway, which this one did not, because of the garage conversion years before. So here’s the first rule I always tell prospective home owners: Never put in a driveway on a house you don’t own. But penniless and in love (the pool!), my ex and I spent several weekends digging a driveway on someone else’s house then having concrete poured. (Nearly four decades later, just looking at that driveway makes my back hurt.) The owners kept telling us that if this deal fell through — which it was in danger of doing pretty much daily — they weren’t going to reimburse us for all the VA-required improvements we seemed to be adding to their home on a tragically regular basis. At one point, for example, the VA said they couldn’t approve the loan because
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Work to prevent child abuse continues with agency grants
t. Germaine Children’s Charity hosted its annual Membership and Grants Awards Luncheon on June 7 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. The event committee included Robyne Daniels, Melissa Murfey, Micaela Jeffrey, Erinn Leonhardt, Sheila Scaramella, Erin Schreck and Shay Stephens. The agencies benefitting from the charity’s fundraising efforts this year are Angels Foster Family Network, ARTS (A Reason To Survive), Casa de Amparo, Center for Community Solutions, The Children’s Initiative, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Healthy Start Military Family Resource Center, Home Start, Inc., New Haven Youth & Family Services, San Diego Armed Forces YMCA, South Bay Community Services, STAR/PAL, and the Women’s Resource Center. To learn more, visit stgermainechildrenscharity.org
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Work of ‘photorealist’ painter John Valadez comes to MCASD
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Art opening turns open house to unveil ‘Fallen Star,’ a cottage-like sculpture in UCSD’s Stuart Collection By Claire Discenza It’s difficult to fully prepare yourself for being inside the small blue cottage perched high atop Jacobs Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Surrounded by a lush little lawn and a sunny, colorful flower garden, “Fallen Star” sits embedded on the corner of the roof. It looks as if it has crash-landed there and might be in further danger of tipping and falling the rest of the way to the ground. While completely stable, the house is particularly unnerving because it was built at a 10-degree angle and placed on the roof at another 5-degrees. Standing inside, therefore, can give visitor seasickness. The university unveiled this work of art to the public on June 7 with a meet the artist/house-warming event. “It’s a house that ‘landed’ here,” explained Korean-born
Mary Beebe, director of the Stuart Collection of sculptures at UCSD, poses with family photographs and heirlooms from the community inside ‘Fallen Star.’
Sculptor Do-Ho Suh talks with media outside ‘Fallen Star,’ the newest addition to the Stuart Art Collection at UCSD. The exhibit opened to the public at a meet-the-artist event June 7.
‘Fallen Star,’ a small cottage sculpture by artist Do-Ho Suh, looks like any cozy one-room home except that it has been built at a 10-degree slant, with the only vertical lines created by gravity pulling on the hanging chandelier and curtains.
From its garden, artist Do-Ho Suh describes “Fallen Star,” the house sculpture that rests askew (as if dropped by some great height) on the roof of Jacobs Hall at UCSD. artist/sculptor Do-Ho Suh about his piece. “The idea was that this was just a rooftop, and then the house, like
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Want to see more? ■ To view video about ‘Fallen Star,’ visit http://youtu.be/DBI1TLnauDY ■ To explore the sculpture, stop by the roof of Jacob’s Hall on UCSD campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays when a docent will be on duty. ■ The garden can be viewed anytime during business hours. put here,” said Mary Beebe, director of the Stuart Collection. “We feel like there’s this big family of everybody who helped work on it and we have their pictures here. “This is Don Hodges [the architect] and his wife, a thousand years ago. This is me and my mom, and this is [UCSD benefactor] Irwin Jacobs. And that’s my grandmother. “The idea is to create the impression that the house is lived in. At night some of the lights will be on and the
television will be flickering and there’s steam coming out of the chimney, and so from below, it will look like someone is occupying it. “Nothing like this has ever been done before. There’s not a plumb line in the house, so the guys who built it had a really hard time. And the guy who put the wallpaper in said this was the hardest job he’d ever done. He was a fanatic about it — a complete perfectionist. And he did a beautiful job.”
Visually-impaired performers to ‘Appeal to the Senses’ at benefit The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit focused on sight-saving research, will host its first “Appeal to Your Senses” dinner on Thursday, June 21, to raise research funds for retinal degenerative diseases. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, the evening will include music, tactile art, food and comedy with presenters, who although visually impaired, prove that losing one’s sight does not need to deter from achieving one’s goals and dreams. Serving as master of ceremonies is L.A.-based comedian/actor Jon Wellner, who is affected with the progressive retinal eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. Best known for his role as toxicologist and DNA specialist Henry Andrews in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Wellner was diagnosed with RP 10 years ago and has dealt with the condition and its impact through humor, even including it in his hilarious stand-up routine. Guests will also hear the story of radio personality Ted “T” Herring, host of Jazz 88.3 FM’s “Every Shade of Blue” — the longest running blues radio show west of the Mississippi. Now 62, Herring was born with RP and has been legally blind since 1990. Also performing will be
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■ Run, Walk and Roll • Benefits Foundation for Developmental Disabilities • 8-11 a.m. June 23 • NTC Park, Liberty Station • 5K is $25, 1 mile is $5 • (858) 576-2933 • runwalkroll.com
■ Jewel Ball 2012 Passeggiata! • Benefits work of Las Patronas • Aug. 4 • La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla • laspatronas.org
■ Bootleggers Ball • Benefits Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego • 5:30 p.m. June 30 • San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego • Appetizer Throwdown Showdown, music, auctions • (619) 278-4041 • Meals-on-Wheels.org
■ The Country Friends 57th Annual Art of Fashion • 10:30 a.m. • Sept. 20 • The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe • (858) 756-1192 • thecountryfriends.org
■ Discovery Gala “Mission Under the Moon” • Benefits American Cancer
FROM 10 QUESTIONS, B1 If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Definitely my family because they provide the best entertainment, are the most appreciative, make sure there’s never a dull moment, and are full of love for each other and life. And I would have help with the dishes!
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What is your most marked characteristic? I am very energetic. What is your philosophy of life? Since desserts are my life, I preach that dessert is not something you eat every day,
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LEGAL NOTICES Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015661 Fictitious Business Name(s): Tshirt Emporium located at: 7920 Silverton Ave., #C, San Diego, CA., 92126, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 05/29/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Fabco International Inc., 5540 Renaissance Ave. #2, San Diego CA, 92122. State of incorporation/ Organization: CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/07/2012. Joel Fabian. LJ1136, Jun. 14, 21, 28, Jul. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015143 Fictitious Business Name(s): V’s Sweet Shoppe Located at: 10250 Caminito Cuervo Unit 44, San Diego, CA., 92108, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: VTT Medical Inc., 10250 Caminito Cuervo Unit 44, San Diego, CA., 92108. State of Incorporation/ Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/01/2012. Von T. Tran. LJ1135, Jun. 14, 21, 28, Jul. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-014149 Fictitious Business Name(s): Christopher’s of La Jolla Located at: 5575 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7911 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, 92037, Suite 200. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Alysse F. Peek, 4665 Nogal St., Apt. B, San Diego, CA., 92102. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/22/2012. Alysse Peek. LJ1134, Jun. 14, 21, 28, Jul. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015087 Fictitious Business Name(s): FCE Examiners Located at: 6216 Agee Str., Ste # 126, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: 6/1/2012 This business is hereby registered by the following: George DeLeon, 6216 Agee Street, Ste #126, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/01/2012. George DeLeon, LJ1132. Jun. 14, 21, 28, Jul. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015744 Fictitious Business Name(s): Kittycare La Jolla Located at: 7010 Monte Vista Avenue, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Merrie J. Lamb, 7010 Monte Vista Avenue, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/07/2012. Merrie J. Lamb. LJ1133, Jun. 14, 21, 28, Jul. 5, 2012
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015198 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of San Diego b. DBT Center of San Diego Located at: 9666 Business Park Ave., #105, San Diego, CA., 92131, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was: 08/16/07. This business is hereby registered by the following: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of San Diego P.C, 9666 Business Park Ave., #105, San Diego, CA., 92131. State of Incorporation/Organization: CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/01/2012. Pinh Brown, LJ1130, Jun. 14, 21, 28, Jul. 5, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-013256 Fictitious Business Name(s): CKO Kickboxing Located at: 7094 Miramar Rd., Suite 115-116, San Diego, CA., 92121, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: San Diego Kickboxing LLC., 7094 Miramar Rd., Suite 115-116, San Diego, CA., 92121. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/11/2012. Trisha Virga, LJ1129, Jun. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015234 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Tilted Mirror Located at: 5220 Dawes Street, San Diego, CA., 92109, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5220 Dawes Street, San Diego, CA., 92109. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Amber S. Cusick, 5220 Dawes Street, San Diego, CA., 92109. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/04/2012. Amber S. Cusick, LJ1128, Jun. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-013342 Fictitious Business Name(s): Acme Tinting Located at: 4685 Fargo Ave., San Diego, CA., 92117, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22914, San Diego, CA., 92192. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was: Nov. 1, 1994. This business is hereby registered by
the following: Mark Farmer, 4685 Fargo Ave., San Diego, CA., 92117. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/14/2012. Mark Fargo. LJ1127, Jun. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 T.S. No.: 12-01054 Loan Number.: 6010002064 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Giuseppe Cluffa, an Unmarried Man Duly Appointed Trustee: Stewart Default Services Recorded 12/29/2005 as Instrument No. 20051114933 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego, California, Date of Sale: 6/28/2012 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the building, 321 Nevada Street, Oceanside, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $661,462.63 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5436 Caminito San Lucas La Jolla, California 92037 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. A.P.N.: 358-540-01-70. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a
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title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 866-210-6524 or visit this Internet Web site www.tacforeclosures.com/ sales using the file number 12-01054 assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 5/29/2012 Stewart Default Services Linda C. Andreoli, Trustee Sale Officer 7676 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 820 San Diego, California 92108 Sale Line: 714-480-5690 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. TAC: 957064 PUB: 6/07 6/14 6/21/12. LJ1126 Trustee Sale No.: 20120169801060 Title Order No.: 120069242 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 1/14/2010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/26/2010 as Instrument No. 2010-0038340 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JENNIFER L. ENZWEILER AND GREGORY J. ENZWEILER, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 6/29/2012 TIME OF SALE: 09:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101 STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8492 VIA SONOMA #6, LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN#: 346-801-25-06 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $412,024.85. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration
of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120169801060. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM, LLC ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800-280-2832 www.auction.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 5/23/2012 P951378 6/7, 6/14, 06/21/2012. LJ1124 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-013787 Fictitious Business Name(s): Humane Society & Vet Clinic of South Bay Located at: 8360 Paradise Valley Road, Spring Valley, CA., 91977, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 13161-1 Black Mtn. Rd., San Diego, CA., 92129. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: The Sudeep Dhillon Corp., 13161-1 Black Mt. Rd., San Diego, CA., 92129. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015266 Fictitious Business Name(s): Stone Oven Gourmet Sandwiches & Salads Located at: 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., FC#12, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 11438 Ghiberti Way, Northridge, CA., 91326. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Stone Utc Incorporated, 11438 Ghiberti Way, Northridge, CA., 91326. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/04/2012. Charles Kim. LJ1131, Jun. 14, 21, 28, Jul. 5, 2012
filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/17/2012. Sudeep Dhillon. LJ1125, May 24, 31, Jun. 7, 14, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-013084 Fictitious Business Name(s): Lulusdollclothes.com Located at: 3279 E. Fox Run Way, San Diego, CA., 92111, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Julie A. Avila, 3279 E. Fox Run Way, San Diego, CA., 92111. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/10/2012. Julie A. Avila, LJ1123, May 24, 31, Jun. 7, 14, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-013557 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. 7 Stars Test Only b. 7 Stars Smog Test Only Located at: 7905 Balboa Ave, Suite D, San Diego, CA., 92111, San Diego
County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Priceless Charters, LLC., 14007 Boquita Drive, Del Mar, CA., 92014. State of Incorporation/ Organization: CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/16/2012. Jeffrey Price. LJ1122, May 24, 31, Jun. 7, 14, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-013311 Fictitious Business Name(s): Inline CPA Located at: 7569 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Silvana Shepard, 7569 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/14/2012. Silvana Shepard. LJ1119, May 24, 31, Jun. 7, 14, 2012
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What real men should eat, for Dad’s Day and always Bongo Banana Nut Topping Celebrate Dad’s Day with this yummy banana pecan treat that can be used as a topping for frozen desserts, pancakes, bread pudding, oatmeal, even grilled salmon or eaten straight up!
Kitchen Shrink By Catharine L. Kaufman
typical guy is in culinary bliss with one mitt clutching a Doritos Fritos burrito and the other one holding a bottle or can of something that has the capacity to make him belch. (And if he had a third hand, a remote control would be welded to it). All kidding aside, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17, and the best gift you can give your special man is an A-list of foods that are good for him. Protecting the Family Jewels Put the skids on prostate problems by loading up on those stinky cruciferous warriors packed with phytochemical sulfur compounds, Vitamin C and potassium. Yes, real men eat coleslaw, braised kale, roasted Brussels sprouts, sautéed broccoli rabe and sauerkraut, while also avoiding high-saturated animal fats, which can wallop the prostrate. Lycopene, a carotenoid pigment, is also one of your prostate’s best pals. Tomatoes are a lycopene powerhouse and run a close second only behind watermelons. Cooking tomatoes releases even more lycopene than eating them raw, so make a pot of mighty marinara. And since lycopene is also fat soluble, eat it with some fat. Baked ziti, anyone? Fruit of the Groom Grape skin — especially the red, purple and black varieties — is a rich source of resveratrol, which may protect against cardiovascular disease. The rich violet, blue and red colors in all kinds of berries and cherries are responsible for the healthy properties of these little jewels, chock-full of over 4,000 health-protecting compounds, elevating antioxidant to a new level. Five servings of berries a day
■ Ingredients: • 1/4 cup butter firm bananas, •3 sliced 1/4-inch thick • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon • Dash of nutmeg • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder or 1 teaspoon of minced ginger • 1/2 cup roasted pecan halves ■ Method: In a large skillet, melt the butter and add the bananas. Cook about 2 minutes until they start to soften. Add sugar and spices, stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and pecans and serve warm.
have also been found to keep the aging brain on its toes. Oil and Lube Load up on oily seafood and fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids to support a healthy heart and circulation, boost the immune system, lower triglyceride levels, lubricate joints and ease the aches and pains for athletic types. You can’t beat wild-caught salmon, sardines, (preferably canned in olive oil, and with the Omega-3 and calcium rich skin and bones intact), herring, mackerel and anchovies. Seaweed and other oceanic veggies are also treasure-troves of nutrients, such as betacarotene, vitamin B-12 and the fatty acid chlorophylone, another defensive weapon against prostate cancer. Nuts and Bolts Seeds and nuts, especially walnuts and pecans, are also Omega-3 powerhouses, and thus good substitutes for people who don’t do fish. Flaxseed is known as an excellent Omega protector of healthy prostrate and other organs, since it contains high levels of anti-inflammatory lignans, also good for joint and muscle health. The mighty Brazil nut, with truckloads of magnesium and selenium, lowers “bad” cholesterol levels and reduces the occurrence of blood clots. Standing advice with this selenium superfood: moderation. Virile Veggies Pick a pack of purple
peppers, along with yellow, green and red ones, yams, squashes, dark leafy greens, and other rainbow-colored veggies that contain powerful antioxidants to protect the body from harmful free radicals and repair skin cells. Sowing His Wild Oats Organic whole-grain pasta, wheat germ, couscous, oatmeal, barley and quinoa have a bonanza of fiber, selenium, phytochemicals and vitamin E, partners in heart health, lowering cholesterol, building muscle, pampering the prostate, and maintaining a slim, machismo waistline. Going Ape Portable and man-friendly, bananas are endowed with potassium, magnesium and B-6, giving a quick energy boost, easing the nerves, reducing heart rate and blood pressure, and amping up the immune system. So whip up a smoothie, bake banana bread or slice it straight up in your wholegrain cereal before, after or during your workout. Pumping Iron Although most men typically don’t need as much iron as women, Popeye loaded up on spinach, giving him Vitamin B, folic acid and a whole lot of vim and vigor. Long distance runners and blood donors need to pump iron into their diets to avoid anemia. Reach Catharine Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org or FreeRangeClub.com
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LA JOLLA HOMES
REAL ESTATE HOMES SOLD: June 4-11
BUILDING PERMITS The following permit applications were submitted to the City’s Development Services Office, June 4-10 n 9701 La Jolla Farms Road. Remodel existing pool and spa, add steps. $20,000. n 1288 Silverado St. Proposed first- and second-story additions to existing two-story dwelling. $219,380. n 1887 Viking Way. Ground floor master bedroom and family extension, entry extension, deck extension. $18,227. n 1535 Virginia Way. Expansion and installation of new doors, some double doors. $50,000. n 926 Turqouise St. Tenant improvements to existing restuarant, plus new lighting. $104,510. n 7710 Fay Ave. Tenant improvement to create two retail spaces from one, two new ADA restrooms, new ADA entrance. $336,000. n 7033 Draper Ave. Remodel work on windows, doors, heating unit, fireplace, drywall and plaster. $10,000. n 7914 Girard Ave. Add ADA restroom to future retail space. $2,940. n 4545 La Jolla VIllage Dr. Retail tenant improvements. No valuation listed.
8951 Nottingham Place 2 8807 Gilman Drive Unit B 2 8405 Paseo Del Ocaso 3 8263 Camino Del Oro No. 377 2 2368 Torrey Pines Road 1 8031 N. La Jolla Scenic Drive 6 8366 Via Sonoma Unit F 1 3068 Via Alicante Unit H 1 2.5 1352 Torrey Pines Road 101 Coast Blvd. Unit 3C 2 230 Prospect Street Unit 17 1 6669 Neptune Place 3 5818 Caminito Del Esto 2.5 7675 Caminito Avola 3 337 Playa Del Norte 4.5 *0 means seller did not release sale price. Information via DataQuick
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• Gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, granite surfaces and backsplash. • Hardwood floors throughout. • 2 fireplaces, large ocean view balcony. • Ocean view master suite with fireplace, walk-in closet, automatic shades. • Second bedroom is spacious. • Surround sound in living room & master. • Security video camera system for building linked to unit. • Laundry in unit. • 2 secure parking spaces with large storage closet.
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OPEN HOMES THIS WEEKEND Prudential agents meet to discuss sales strategies The San Diego Agent Advisory Council of Prudential California Realty recently held its bi-annual meeting at one of La Jolla’s most iconic estates on La Jolla Shores Lane to discuss success strategies for serving the needs of modern consumers. Prudential’s President and CEO David
Monthly real estate report shows slight increase in spring sales • San Diego County sales increased 2 percent from April to May 2012. • Inventory decreased 7 percent during the month of May. • Pending sales increased by 9 percent in the month of May. • Ninety-five percent of the homes sold for under $1 million; 4 percent of the homes sold for between $1 million and $2 million; and 1 percent of the homes sold for over $2 million. • The average price per square foot increased 3 percent during the month of May to $241. — Source: Prudential California Realty, powered by Trendgraphix
Apartment vacancy rates in San Diego County steady The San Diego County Apartment Association’s (SDCAA) Spring 2012 Vacancy and Rental Rate Survey places the countywide vacancy rate at 4.5 percent, up from 4.3 percent in the fall of 2011. This slight shift suggests that rental units remain in high demand and are inching toward more traditional levels. Broken down by region, East County is experiencing the highest vacancy rate at 5.6 percent, followed by North County at 4.9 percent, South Bay at 4.8 percent and the City of San Diego at 3.4 percent.
Cabot attended to share his insights about the current real estate environment and his vision for the company over the next decade. A facet of Prudential’s commitment to continuous improvement, the Agent Advisory Council was created to provide top agents and managers with a
forum for exchanging ideas and real-world insights. The panel consists of Jeannie Gleeson, Donna Madrea and Barbara Ostroff from the La Jolla office, Katie Hawkes from the Rancho Santa Fe office, and Lisa Stennes and Gwyn Rice from the Del Mar office. More at prudentialcal.com
REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE
Del Mar Offered at $1,760,000 A view from every room! Tranquil gardens, private lot with approx. 4000 Sft. 4 Br & 3 Ba + Den and detached 400 sft. Guest Quarters. Huge windows & glass doors in every room bring the view, sun light and out of doors inside. 11’ ceilings in family living areas, fireplace in fmly room and master.
Call Doug or Nancy today for your private showing: 760-525-5651 Doug Dowe | CA DRE Lic #00787309 Nancy Chodur | CA DRE Lic #00753034
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Rare Architecturally grand versatile 5 bed, 3 bath home with formal living & dining. Wonderful separation for privacy w/ master bedroom wing and main floor suite. Contiguous upstairs bedrooms are connected w/ an interior doorway. 5th bedroom is 22x14 which could be 2nd family rm/ office/den or home theater. Betty & Barry Tashakorian 858-367-0303 A Birkshire Hathaway affiliate www.LaJollaShoresHomes.com
MUIRLANDS, LA JoLLA oFFERED AT $1,850,000 5BR/2.5BA, newly renovated single story home located on peaceful cul-de-sac in the Muirlands. Unbeatable corner location captures incredible oceanic views. Bonus room can be converted into an office, den or family room. Beautifully remodeled kitchen includes new appliances and cabinets, as well as marble and hardwood flooring. 3,500 sq.ft home boasts courtyard with fountain and tranquil garden. Property is sold with plans to build a 6,200 sq.ft home that will capture panoramic white water views. Betty & Barry Tashakorian 858-367-0303 www.LaJollaShoresHomes.com
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5353 La Jolla Blvd. #37 Maryl Weightman
La Jolla Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-354-2913
101 Coast Blvd. #1D Carol Doty
La Jolla Fri/Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-997-8151
101 Coast Blvd. #1D Fernando Menezes
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-929-8474
5753 Caminito Empresa Carol Hernstad
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-775-4473
$1,100,000-$1,300,876 7555 Eads Ave. #1 2BR/2BA Lisa Colgate
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-752-3566
6055 Hillpointe Row Gary Miller
La Jolla Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Coldwell Banker 858-361-5028
8245 Caminito Maritimo Cher Conner
La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-361-8714
553 Bonair Place Karla Stuart
La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-981-6929
553 Bonair Place Maria Valencia
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-888-8947
549 Bonair Place Cindy Eyer
La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 619-755-8757
7246 Rue De Roark Tammy Krug
La Jolla Coldwell Banker
Sat 1-pm/Sun 11-2pm 619-384-3490
6467 Avenida Manana Eugenia Garcia/ Kate Adams
La Jolla Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 619-987-4851
6467 Avenida Manana Kate Adams
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-775-0007
2752 Caminito Prado Emma Williams
La Jolla Willis Allen R.E.
302 Prospect Street, #4 Jeri Hein
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-775-5374
1831 Amalfi Street Maxine & Marti Gellens
La Jolla Sat 12-3pm/Sun 1-4pm Prudential CA Realty 858-551-6630
7161 Country Club Drive Dona Aumann
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-752-7531
6209 Beaumont Avenue Jasmine Wilson
La Jolla Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-204-6885
5519 Chelsea La Jolla Erin McGill/Georgette De Terrero Coldwell Banker
Thu 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 619-944-1116
5519 Chelsea La Jolla Erin McGill/Georgette De Terrero Coldwell Banker
Sat 1-4pm/Sun 11-4pm 619-944-1116
1260 Inspiration Drive John Tolerico
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 858-232-2967
La Jolla Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Prudential CA Realty 858-876-4672
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www.teamchodorow.com 858-456-6850 BlAckHorse BeAuty Ideal location in the sought after gated community of Blackhorse walking distance to UCSD with two master suites each with fireplace. There is a private garden, formal dining room, open kitchen, high ceilings and a dramatic spiral staircase in the entry. Quality features and finishes abound including granite slab countertops, island and buffet in the kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, new Italian Nu travertine polished porcelain floors, new nylon Berber carpet. Partake of adjacent Estancia hotel privileges - pool, spa, dining and guest rooms - if desired. $882,000
sunset clIFFs estAte Live the California Dream in this custom-built O’Neil Ford-inspired oceanfront estate. 180° views of the ocean & Sunset Cliffs from main rooms. $3,150,000
Awe InspIrIng BeAuty 19.5 acre hillside site with panoramic views, grand single level home has vanishing edge pool, stable/barn, & room for guest house. $1,995,000
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HIgH on A HIlltop Build a grand estate in La Jolla’s prestigious Hillside area on a verdant 0.7 acre site offering beautiful ocean and downtown La Jolla views. $1,625,000
Home sweet Home On a private lane off La Jolla Shores Drive, this single level 4 bedroom Russell Forester designed home is walking distance to the beach and UCSD. $1,499,000
pIcturesque rAncHo Del mAr This is the home you have been waiting for—a multi level architecturally unique home on a natural acre of land w/pool & space for play/entertaining. $1,695,000
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steps to tHe sAnD This renovated 2-story condo is a La Jolla Best Buy with a coveted Coast Boulevard address in the prestigious complex known as Lighthaus. $839,000
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