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Del Mar school district employees accept supplemental retirement plan
JUNE 16, 2011
Torrey Pines Expression Session
BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER Seventeen employees of the Del Mar Union School District took advantage of the Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan this year, which offers 75 percent of their salary to anyone over age 55 who has worked at least two years in the district, said DMUSD superintendent Jim Peabody. Employees who applied for SERP this year had to resign by June 30, 2011 and are not eligible to be rehired by the district in a salaried position. Susan Fitzpatrick, principal of Del Mar Hills Academy, was one employee who took advantage of SERP and will be leaving the district June 30. Instead of retiring though, she will be assuming a position in another district, which is allowed under the conditions of SERP, as long as she no longer works in the DMUSD, Peabody said.
“Pure Imagination” performs during Torrey Pines High School Dance Department’s end-of-year Expression Session on June 11. Students choreographed many of their own dances. See page B15 for more. PHOTO: JON CLARK
Governor releases three Ag. District board members BY JOE TASH Contributor One day before the 2011 San Diego County Fair opened for business, three veteran members of the board of directors that governs fairgrounds operations got the news: Gov. Jerry Brown no longer required their services. Little explanation was given before or after for the phone calls, which came on Thursday, June 9, on the eve of the Friday opening of this year’s run of the county fair. Fair board president Barry Nussbaum and members Vivian Hardage and Kelly Burt were told their dismissals took effect immediately. “These were three individuals who served at the pleasure of the governor. When new appointments
See AG, Page 6
Equine virus not expected to impact DM racing season BY KELLEY CARLSON Contributor A recent breakout of an equine virus has some horse owners spooked. Organizers of the Surf and Sun Andalusian Horse Show canceled their event,
See EMPLOYEES, page 6
slated for June 10 through 12 at the Del Mar Horsepark, because of a low number of entries. Nancy Nathenson, secretary of the California Andalusian Horse Alliance and also secretary of the competition,
break of the Equine Herpes Virus, or EHV-1, seems to have originated from cutting horses who competed in the Western National Championship from April 30 through May 8 in Ogden, Utah. Some of the
cited worries about the Equine Herpes Virus-1 as the reason. “Vets were advising people not to go,” she said. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, this out-
being, how to pick six starters from a fiercely competitive field, with some players separated by just hundredths of a stroke. It turned out to be a pretty good problem to have. Torrey Pines concluded its amazing season by win-
same horses also participated in the Kern County Cutting Horse event on May 13 in Bakersfield. The National Cutting Horse Association reported See VIRUS, Page 6
Touch a Truck for good cause
Torrey Pines High wins state golf title BY GIDEON RUBIN Contributor A roster of 19 elite high school golfers, all of whom would be the stars on most prep squads, gave Torrey Pines some obvious advantages this year. But it also created some problems, the most notable
are made, they will be announced,” said Evan Westrup, Brown’s spokesman, on Monday. Nussbaum, Hardage and Burt were members of the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors, which oversees operations at the state-owned Del Mar fairgrounds. Members of the volunteer, ninemember board are appointed by the sitting governor to four-year terms. The terms of seven board members, including the three dismissed last week, are currently expired; the terms of the remaining two board members expire in January. “By next year, Governor Brown will be able to recon-
ning the June 8 state match at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach in decisive fashion. The Falcons shot a combined 366 on the 18-hole, par-72 course, finishing nine strokes ahead of second place Robert Louis Steven-
Firefighter Elder gives litle Henry Deveroe some time in the fire engine during Touch a Truck San Diego’s June 4 fundraiser at Torrey Pines High. The event benefits childhood-cancer research. See page B12
See GOLF, Page 11
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Crimes and arrests in May The numbers of crimes and arrests/citations with valid addresses that were reported to the San Diego County’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) by June 6 for the month of May 2011 in Carmel Valley, North City, and Torrey Highlands are shown below: Carmel Valley 7 Crimes against persons: 6 simple assault and 1 sex other than rape 34 Crimes involving property: 2 commercial and 2 residential burglaries, 8 financial, 4 malicious mischief/vandalism, 2 vehicle and 8 thefts other than shoplifting, and 8 vehicle break-ins 101 Arrests/Citations: 2 assault, 1 burglary, 1 curfew violation, 1 drunk in public, 3 DUI and 86 other traffic, 1 forcible rape, 4 narcotics, 1 theft, and 1 exhibiting a deadly weapon North City
Sycamore Ridge Top Stallion Sprinters The Stallion Sprinters program is a physical fitness lunch club that promotes the benefits of physical exercise by running laps twice each week during the school year. As a school, Sycamore Ridge ran more than 1,100 miles this year, and awards were given to the top runners in each grade. Students are pictured above with principal Mrs. Emily Morris. Ms. Litt’s kindergarten class was the top class, running over 214 miles this year. Top kindergarten runner: Nathan, 31 miles Top first grader: Andrew M., 31 miles Top 2nd grader: Michael M., 54 miles Top 3rd grader: Justin F., 21 miles Top 6th grader: Jacqueline F., 17 miles Top Male Runner for the school: 2nd Grader Michael M. 54 miles Top Female Runner for the school: 2nd Grader Martha C. 20 miles
1 Crime against persons: 1 simple assault 4 Crimes involving property: 1 commercial burglary, 1 malicious mischief/vandalism, and 2 theft other than shoplifting and vehicle 10 Arrests/Citations: 2 curfew violation, 1 DUI and 5 other traffic, and 2 narcotics Torrey Highlands 2 Crimes against persons: 1 simple assault and 1 sex other than rape 3 Crimes involving property: 1 commercial burglary, 1 malicious mischief/vandalism, and 1theft other than shoplifting and vehicle 12 Arrests/Citations: 1 DUI and 10 other traffic, and 1 narcotics Go to the Crime Prevention and Education section of the San Diego Police Department’s website at http://www.sandiego.gov/ police/prevention/index.shtml for crime prevention tips and other information on safety and security. — Adrian Lee, SDPD Northwestern Division Community Relations Officer
SANDAG acquires CV land for open space
Del Mar Lifeguard Association Dance Party fundraiser June 25 The Del Mar Lifeguard Association Dance Party fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 7-10 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center. The event features musical entertainment by The Corvettes, a raffle and silent auction, no host drink and dinner, and more. For tickets, call 858-755-1556 or contact any Del Mar lifeguard.
Nearly 150 acres of land in different parts of San Diego County have been acquired recently by SANDAG for open space conservation. The land purchases cost a total of $6.7 million and are intended to offset environmental impacts from road projects, such as the expansion of State Route 76. The local acquisitions are as follows: • 31.4 acres in Carmel Valley acquired by SANDAG for $1.27 million. Located south of State Route 56 and north of Del Mar Mesa, this site is fallow agricultural ground, which will be restored to riparian habitat to attract the endangered least Bell’s vireo. An adjacent parcel has already been successfully restored and is now supporting the bird. The new acquisition will expand on this effort. Money for the open space purchases came from the 40-year extension of the regional TransNet half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2004. As part of the TransNet extension, SANDAG created the Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP) to preserve and restore native habitats to compensate for disturbances caused by regional and local transportation projects. The EMP goes beyond traditional mitigation programs, buying large parcels of land early at lower prices to comprehensively satisfy the mitigation requirements of current and future projects. The $850-million program began purchasing property in 2008 and has now acquired nearly 1,400 acres and spent $66.9 million.
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Carmel Del Mar Principal David Jones bids fond farewell BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Carmel Del Mar Principal David Jones is leaving the school to become the new superintendent of the Vallecitos School District, a two-school district in the town of Rainbow, Calif., just outside of Fallbrook. His first day on the job is July 1. “After seven years I really do feel like I’m ready to take on a new challenge. I’m motivated to learn and grow and have the opportunity to serve on a broader level,” Jones said. “You do have to make difficult decisions and not everyone’s going to like you, but my mindset is always going to be on the students.” Just outside his office there is a tree painted on the wall, with the words “D. Jones was here” on the trunk. Jones said that will have to be painted over to make room for the new principal who, he says, will lead an exciting time of change at CDM. Along with Jones, longtime teacher Linda Dugger is
leaving after 19 years, as is popular PE teacher Katharin Roth, who is moving to Utah to become the learning resources coordinator at Wasatch Academy, an international boarding school. “I honestly really feel that I’ve grown a lot personally and professionally here,” Jones said. “It can be very challenging, you have a lot of responsibilities and demands but at the same time it has always been very, very rewarding and I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to serve and support the teachers, students and parents.” His ultimate goal at CDM has been to stay focused on improving student learning and he has overseen some positive results— in 2004 the school’s API was 900 and it has now leapt to 950. Kate Takahashi, Carmel Del Mar PTA vice president of programs, said the school will miss their “beloved” Principal Jones. “ He is everything an educator should be: profes-
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“She is eligible to work and still collect the supplement from us, but not her pension,” Peabody said. Had Fitzpatrick chosen to retire, she would also have been eligible to receive pension money from the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, known as CalSTRS, and SERP would have been in addition to those benefits. “If she took her STRS payments, it [SERP] is on top of that,” Peabody said. “But if she takes her STRS payments, she can’t work in California.” Fitzpatrick said she originally intended to retire, but a job offer came after she applied for SERP that she chose to accept. She said she could not take advantage of CalSTRS if she continued to work, but could still take SERP after leaving Del Mar. “If I didn’t work, then I could have both,” she said. In a May 2 letter to Del Mar Hills parents, Fitzpatrick, who was hired by the district in December 2008, said that the DMUSD Board of Trustees approved “a generous School Employees Retirement Plan (SERP) to all district employees.” This early retirement incentive, she wrote, affords districts “the opportunity to reward long-term, higher-salaried employees a reward while
AG continued from page 1 stitute the board entirely,” said Nussbaum, who lives in the unincorporated area east of Del Mar, and had served on the fair board for 13 years. Nussbaum is CEO and founder of BNC Real Estate, a real estate investment firm. The potential for sweeping change on the fair board comes at a pivotal time for the 406-acre coastal property, which includes the fairgrounds and the Del Mar Racetrack. A proposal remains on the table for the city of Del Mar to purchase the property from the state for $120 million, while the fair board is moving forward with a controversial master plan calling for upgrades and additions to the property. Fair board members didn’t question Brown’s prerogative to remake the panel with his own appointees, but the method of carrying out the decision and its timing have left some scratching their heads. The announcement came on the eve of the biggest annual event at the
opening up positions to less experienced, qualified applicants.” In her letter, she said she “elected to take advantage of this opportunity” after reviewing the benefits of SERP. She thanked the parents for “including me in your lives” and called her time at the Hills “the ‘cherry on top’ of my career.” In an interview, Fitzpatrick said, “I was going to take the retirement because it’s a really good package and it’s similar to what other districts have offered. I was going to do that and retire. But a superintendent I had worked for previously contacted me, and it was a golden opportunity. So I said okay, I’ll put off the retirement for a little bit longer.” Fitzpatrick accepted an offer to be the assistant superintendent of business services for the El Centro School District in Imperial County, beginning July 1, at an annual salary of $114,000. Her salary in Del Mar is $120,519, which is the highest pay (Step 5) on the district’s certificated administrators (principals) salary schedule. SERP pays 75 percent of this salary, so she will be receiving about $90,000 which she chose to accept in monthly payments of about $1,500 for five years. Employees can receive the full 75 percent of their salary through SERP regardless of whether they worked at the district for two years fair, when the board is on hiatus, with no meetings planned until August. Hardage, a Fairbanks Ranch resident who has served on the board for six years and is battling cancer, said she was receiving an infusion at her doctor’s office when a message about the dismissal was left on her cell phone by an aide to the governor. “I actually was kind of stunned they would step outside the bounds of normal courtesy and leave a message on my cell phone,” said Hardage. “It did come as a surprise, especially the manner in which it was handled. “I’d just be curious to know what the thinking was, why it was so important to do it at the beginning of the fair. Especially when there are no meetings until August,” said Hardage, who co-founded, along with her husband, Samuel, the Vision of Children Foundation, which raises funds to seek a cure for hereditary childhood blindness. “It was an honor to serve on the 22nd District Agricultural Association
or many decades. Peabody said the district offered the supplemental retirement plan as a costsavings incentive. “The bottom line for the district is that we’ll save about $320,000 over five years because of the amount of people we had retire,” he said. SERPs are commonly offered by school districts to urge veteran, higher-paid employees to retire. Those employees can then be replaced with younger workers who come in at a lower pay scale. Another principal will replace Fitzpatrick, Peabody said, at a salary from $100,709 (Step 1 on DMUSD’s principal salary schedule) to $120,519 (Step 5). “We will replace with a principal, and that would be the shortest break we would get,” he said. “In other words, the difference between a principal coming and a principal leaving isn’t going to be too great.” He said there will be a small savings with that position, “but not much.” The bulk of the savings to the district comes from the other employees who resigned, he said. Of the 17 employees who opted for one of several payment plans under SERP, two will be paid their SERP money from the district’s general fund. The money for the other 15 will come from the Federal Education Jobs Fund, the purpose of which board. It’s a terrific, dedicated group of people who serve on that board,” Hardage said. Nussbaum said serving on the fair board was one of the great joys of his life, and he plans to re-apply to serve on the board in the future. “It was a thrill for me every day to go to the fairgrounds. It’s been an honor to have the job,” Nussbaum said. “I’m sure that the governor’s office is focused on the budget as they should be… and my understanding is the governor is working seven days a week on that project,” Nussbaum said. “My hope is when he pulls off a miracle and fixes or stabilizes our financial crisis, he’ll have time to look at things like fair board appointments and I hope mine will be considered favorably at that time.” Fair board member Russ Penniman praised his departing board colleagues, and said he hopes the governor will move quickly to fill the seats, because a quorum of five members is needed to conduct business. “They’re all well-mean-
is to save school site employees’ jobs, Peabody said. “Every district in the country got the funding last year,” he said in an email. “We used it to offset health benefits and to do the SERP.” DMUSD’s allotment was $763,852, he said. The two employees who will be paid their supplemental retirement money from the district’s general fund work at the district office rather than a school site and so do not qualify for the Federal Education Jobs Fund. “The [federal] funds must be spent on school employees,” Peabody said, adding that the “general fund money is recouped by employee savings.” The plan was offered to everyone, not just school site staff, he said, because the school board “wanted to be fair to all employees.”
continued from page 1 that 54 horses from California had been exposed to the neurological strain of the EHV-1 virus, known as Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy, or EHM. As of June 13, there were 22 confirmed cases, with none in San Diego County. Symptoms of EHM often include fever, hindquarter weakness, lethar-
gy and nasal discharge. It’s mainly spread via nasal secretions and direct horse-to-horse contact, but can also be spread indirectly through contact with objects contaminated with EHV-1, such as feed and water buckets, clothing, human hands and tack. It’s not transmissible to humans. Studies indicate that the majority of horses infected with the virus will have a fever, according to the CDHA. Most of them recover, but about 5 percent to 15 percent of infected horses will die or be euthanized. Despite the fact that the virus appears to be concentrated among cutting horses and there are no local cases, some horse owners seem to be erring on the side of caution. Nathenson said her group received support for its decision to cancel the Surf and Sun Andalusian Horse Show. “The entire group applauded us for understanding,” she said. Janet Holden of the Del Mar Horsepark said the virus has not impacted hunter/jumper shows at the facility. “Our horse shows are still going very strong,” she said. Mac McBride, director of media for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, said EHV-1 is not really an issue right now for the racing community. The Del Mar meet begins July 20. “(The virus) has been isolated, and we haven’t heard much about it over the last few weeks, which is a great sign,” he said. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, pointed out that there’s not a lot of crossover between thoroughbreds and cutting horses. “All of the horses who have come down with the virus have been in contact with cutting horses out of Ogden either directly or indirectly,” he said. “It’s not a big concern with the thoroughbreds.” A lot of horses are housed individually at racetracks, which cuts down the exposure risk, Arthur said. At this time, there are no reported incidents of EHV-1/ EHM at Hollywood Park, he said, which is where the majority of horses who race at Del Mar are currently located. Owners who suspect that their horse may have contracted the virus should call the CDFA Animal Health Branch Headquarters Office at (916) 654-1477 or the Ontario branch at (909) 947-4462. Information about the EHV-1/ EHM virus: • CDFA EHV-1: http://cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_ health/equine_herpes_virus.html • USDA EHV-1: www.aphis. usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv/ • American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners: www.aaep.org/EHV_resourcesowner.htm • UC Davis Center for Equine Health: www.vetmed.ucdavis. edu/ceh/ehv1_general.cfm — Courtesy of the state Department of Food and Agriculture
ing and hard-working and had the best interests of the facility and staff and people of San Diego in mind. We’ve had a good team,” Penniman said. “I’m hopeful we will have some new members in place so we can continue to function effectively.” Although the board may be short-handed until Brown fills the vacant positions, the remaining board members and the 22nd DAA staff will continue to manage and operate the fairgrounds without interruption, said Adam Day, who was vice president of the board until the dismissals, and is now president. “The three individuals (Nussbaum, Hardage and Burt) are dedicated volunteers who have worked hard for the people of San Diego,” said Day. “I look forward to working with the new members whoever they are. Turnover on a board like this is part of the process.” Day has served on the fair board for three years, and his term is set to expire in January. He said he doesn’t see changes on the board having an impact on
either the implementation of the master plan or the potential fairgrounds sale. “Opposition to the sale is far and wide. It’s bad public policy and it’s bad for our economy,” Day said. “It’s such bad policy, it’s essentially dying on the vine in Sacramento.” The potential sale of the fairgrounds was negotiated between Del Mar officials and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown indicated in February that now is not the best time to sell real estate. However, he has not made a final decision on whether to sell the fairgrounds. Meanwhile, a spokesman for state Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, said Kehoe’s bill authorizing the sale has been put on hold until next year. As for Brown’s decision on the three fair board dismissals, she said in an email statement, “The members of the Del Mar Fair Board had served a number of years and their terms had expired. It looks like the Governor wanted to make a change.” Del Mar and Solana Beach officials, who have in
the past locked horns with the fair board and fairgrounds management over such issues as land use, traffic and noise, favorably greeted the governor’s decision on the three board members. “I am pleased that Governor Brown is paying attention to the performance of the 22nd DAA board, and that he favors local control. I look forward to the announcement of the three new appointees to the board,” said Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier. “There are seven expired seats on the fair board so I hope the Governor doesn’t stop at just three! I’d like to see him fill this board with individuals who are accountable and responsive to the concerns of the surrounding communities, respectful of the sensitive wetlands in this area and the traditional activities and agricultural goals of the 22nd DAA,” said Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner. — Reporter Marlena Medford contributed to this story.
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Troop 765 and Venture Crew 42 build a CASA Boy Scout Troop 765 and Venture Crew 42, both of Carmel Valley, joined the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church for their ‘Come Build Hope’ mission trip to Mexico over the Memorial Day weekend. It was a life changing experience for many of the participants as they worked together to build a house near Rosarito for the Baltazar family. The Scouts, family members, members of the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, and two girls from a teen group in Tijuana started with a concrete slab and a stack of building materials to measure, saw, hammer, sift, shovel and stucco their way to complete a 4-room casa. The Scouts ranged from 6th thru 12th grade and all worked tirelessly for 3 days with the Baltazar family just in time to present them with the keys to their new house before hopping on the bus for the trip back San Diego. In all, nine houses were built and along the way, friends were made, cultures intertwined and lives were changed for the Mexican families and the volunteers. Troop 765 of Carmel Valley meets Tuesday evenings at 6:45 at Temple Beth Am on Del Mar Heights Road. For more information about the troop, go to the website: www.troop765.org.
Celebrate the season at Del Mar Village Association’s Summer Solstice June 23 The Del Mar Village Association invites everyone to celebrate the arrival of summer at its Summer Solstice event to be held on Thursday, June 23, from 5-8 p.m. at Powerhouse Park (1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar). The event features delicious food from top restaurants, wine & ale tasting, great views, music by Salsa Steel and a silent auction. For more information and tickets, visit www.summer.delmarmainstreet.com.
Torrey Pines Rotary Club to hold toy drive at SD Fair The Care ‘n Share Toy Drive, a project of the Torrey Pines Rotary Club, will be held at the San Diego County Fair now through– July 4. The Care ‘n Share Toy Drive will be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for sick children at Rady Children’s Hospital, Hospital Infantil de las Californias, and Children’s Lifeline. Collection boxes will be at the Fair at the O’Brien Gate, the West Gate, and at the club’s booth in the San Diego Pavilion in the infield. For those who love to play and win the midway games but don’t really want the prize, they may now choose to make a donation to the Toy Drive and help put a smile on the faces of the sick children in our region. For more information, visit www.torreypinesrotary.org or email Nancy Stoke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students from Torrey Pines High School received scholarship awards on May 25 at the annual Dollars for Scholars (DFS) Awards ceremony held at Solana Pacific Elementary School. Dollars for Scholars is a regional, non-profit group which awards scholarship monies to graduating high school students. The funds are donated by local community organizations and individuals in the form of general, memorial, or donor specific scholarships. The students were selected for their outstanding performance in academic, athletic, and community service. The 2011 DFS recipients are: Principal’s Scholarship: Nor al-Alusi, Victor Pontis, Charlotte Reed. TPHS Music Boosters: Robert Johnson. DFS Alumni: Ryan Barrales, Achal Dave, Leslie McCracken and Jill Wong. DFS Cardinal & Gold: Christian Escobedo and Alana Willis. DFS Merit: Ryan Baker, Galit Benoni, Viviane Cahen, Albert Chen, Jennifer Cheng, Maxim Kondratenko, Sean Kemper, Adam Kramer, Howon Lee, Annie Ma, Kate McBride, Megan Mubaraki, Angela Qian, Bryn Raschke, Kelsey Richards, John Straitigopoulos, Angela Wang, Karis WongWeinreib, Cindy Yu and Congwei Zhao. Del Mar/Solana Optimist Club: Ileana Axomulco. Domino’s Bright Future: Yoon Hyeok Yang. Gary & Jerri-Ann Jacobs Family: Alice Fang Hansen’s Surfboards/ DFS Merit: Elizabeth Fisher and Elizabeth ZoBell. Madsen Five: Paulina Aguilar and Andrew Jen. Pardee Homes: Ellen Carmody, Ling Jing, Robert Matsuura, Eden May, Lauren Sweet and Prithvi Undavalli. North Shore Softball: Mary Lee. Rancho Santa Fe Rota-
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CV author recounts struggle to help developmentally disabled son BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor For technical writer Stephen Gallup and his wife, Judy, life changed dramatically with the birth of their developmentally disabled son, Joseph, 26 years ago, in San Diego. Nobody knew what caused Joseph’s disability. Doctors, in 1985, could offer no definitive answers or plan of action. Perhaps a toxin had invaded his mother’s body before the infant’s birth. Maybe the long, difficult labor itself was to blame or the resultant suction delivery. Or maybe the cause was genetic. Gallup and his wife were told by their HMO pediatrician that a CAT scan indicated that the temporal lobes of Joseph’s brain were smaller than normal. “That was basically taken as an explanation for anything that was wrong,” Gallup said. “There was no treatment proposed. And we were advised to get counseling so that we could move on with our lives. “But it’s hard to move on with your life when you have a child that is depending on you and all
he could do was cry.” At home, Joseph cried continually (“It’s colic, don’t worry,” they were told) and thrashed around, as if in pain, on his back in his crib for hours turning his head from side to side and wearing off the hair off the back of his head. After consulting with physicians for more than a year and concluding that doctors could do nothing to help, Gallup and his wife, a former special education teacher, decided to take matters into their own hands. Over time, they realized that Joseph was not meeting any of the benchmarks of normal growth. He wasn’t able to crawl or interact normally, much less stand, walk or speak. “I declared war on my son’s disability,” Gallup recalled. Gallup describes the efforts made, the victories achieved, the “wrong turns” taken, and the disappointments encountered in pursuit of wellness for his son in the soon-to-be-published memoir “What About the Boy? A Father’s Pledge to His Disabled Son.” We interviewed Gallup, now 60, a resident of Carmel Valley, father of three and technical writer with Qualcomm, in the editorial offices of this newspaper.
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His self-published memoir is scheduled for release in September and is currently available on preorder from Amazon.com The writing of the memoir began as a journal and a form of therapy for Gallup as he and his wife embarked on what was to become an all- consuming mission to attain wellness for their son. Three years ago, when Gallup read that submissions were being accepted for entry in the San Diego Book Awards competition, he
decided to submit the-then completed memoir manuscript in the hopes of at least receiving some “feedback.” “They told me I was a finalist, and when I attended the Awards, I discovered to my amazement that it had won first place in the Unpublished Memoir category. “That was the encouragement I needed to go ahead and pursue publishing it,” he said. He formed his own publishing company, Lestrygonian Books, to publish his book. “This is my statement,” he said. “I may write something else in my life, but this is the one I had to write before I die.” Gallup was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Initially, he had dreamed of becoming a physician, like his grandfather. He completed his premed studies at North Carolina State in 1973. His father was a chemist so medicine seemed a natural career path for Gallup until his application for med school was rejected after he told the med school’s interview panel that, under certain circumstances, yes, he could favor abortion and euthanasia. Stung by the derailment of his plans to become a doctor, he
earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia in 1977 and became a technical writer in the aerospace industry, initially in Virginia, where he and Judy met and married, and later in San Diego with General Dynamics. After the birth of Joseph in 1985 and with doctors unable to help, the Gallups sought out other resources outside of their HMO and the regional health center, including an osteopath, a chiropractor, and the controversial Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia. “I was convinced that time was of the essence, that any treatment we implemented would be much more effective if we did it early. So I didn’t want to waste time,” Gallup said. After the first of several visits to “the Institutes” in Philadelphia, the Gallups launched an intensive “around the clock, seven days a week” home therapy treatment program designed by the Institutes for brain-injured children — using “patterning” manipulation of the child’s arms, legs and head to encourage creeping and crawling; “masking” or breathing into rebreathing mask many times a day
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Charlie Gange receives top honors at TPHS In his senior year alone, Torrey Pines High School student Charlie Gange has received the Golden Falcon Award, been appointed to the Global Leadership Connection Scholarship Program, and was elected as a member of the All Academic Team for Baseball from the San Diego Union Tribune for high academic GPA, as well as sports involvement. He was also honored as “Best Male Lead Actor” in the TPHS theater program for his lead role in “The Who’s Tommy” and was chosen by his fellow students as Senior Prom King. When honored with the Golden Falcon Award – given to two students who stand out in a big way, live the school’s vision and are “life-long earners who make significant contributions to our world”— the words spoken about Charlie at the awards dinner were Charlie Gange words any parent would be proud to hear about their child. “He possesses a huge heart and great soul…he has truly left a wonderful mark on our campus.” “If you want an example of a solid well-rounded and grounded kid to represent what TPHS is about, he’s the guy.” And, “He is one of the most dynamic and inspirational students that I have had the pleasure of knowing.” And those are just the awards. What he has accomplished on top of that is just as impressive. Headed to University of Oregon in the fall – a school that is known for its sports spirit – Charlie is already poised to be a super fan. During his senior year at TPHS, he created the “Falcon Faithful” club which was formed to support all of the Falcons sports teams. The club has increased participation and pride in the school’s sports teams tenfold. Community service is another place where Charlie excels. As Torrey Pines Pop Warner musical director, Charlie arranged music for all Pop Warner Midget games at the Torrey Pines High School field. He worked with cheerleading squads, football coaches and TPPW board members to plan half time and pre and post game entertainment, which in true Charlie fashion made the games more spirited and entertaining. Charlie was a performer, fundraiser and committee member for the “To Save A Child’s Heart,” Kawasaki Disease Gala and Symposium; a featured musical performer for the Help for Haiti Fundraiser at TPHS and The Korean Catholic Church in San Diego; volunteered at the “Match Maker Gala,” a fundraiser for Blood Marrow Donors; volunteered at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club for a Cure for Cancer Fundraiser; and was a volunteer coach for the Solana Beach Little League. Music is his true love. Since he was born, Charlie has been very involved with music. He began classical piano lessons at age 7 and at age 8 wrote the music and lyrics to a song named “Liberty.” This song led him to win his elementary school’s talent contest and a performance in front of thousands of people on Earth Day. When Charlie was 10, he began playing guitar and hasn’t put it down since. In high school, he’s been involved in composing music, singing, playing the guitar and piano, and performing. He’s been asked perform at fundraisers, parties and weddings. His band, “Rice and Cracker,” won TPHS’s Battle of the Bands and he’s currently working with a vocal coach and plans to participate in many more theatrical and musical endeavors. When Charlie receives his diploma this Friday, his two little brothers will also be receiving diplomas – Scotty from Solana Pacific and Christian from Carmel Valley Middle School. And so going off to Oregon in the fall is bittersweet for Charlie. He’s enormously proud of his brothers and really loves helping coach Scotty’s Little League games and will likely hop on a few flights home to watch Christian play on the Torrey Pines High School football team. Whether rooting for the Ducks or the Falcons, for Charlie, the beat always goes on…
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SDJA student sells bracelets to raise money for Africa
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Girl Scouts collecting donations to benefit military Carmel Valley Middle School students Jessica Williams and Angelina Wang are in Girl Scout Troop 1411. They are currently working to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. To achieve this, they must create and implement a project to support a cause in the community, then share with others about ways they can help. Because Jessica’s father was in the army, they decided that their project should benefit the military. They collected more than 350 items, including toiletries, stuffed animals, books, and knit scarves. These were donated to servicemen/ women through Operation Gratitude, a L.A.- based organization that sends care packages overseas. If you would like to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Ten-year-old Carmel Valley resident Michelle Edid recently held her own fundraiser for Africa, selling 300 rubber bracelets. The fourth-grader at the San Diego Jewish Academy took about two months to sell $2 multicolored bracelets printed with “I Helped Africa” with all the proceeds going to the World Vision Organization. With the $600 she earned being worth more in Africa, her bracelet sales led to the purchase of two soccer balls, two chickens, water and sanitation, art and music instruction, education for a child, $550 worth of school supplies, goats, bed nets to prevent malaria, $385 worth of medicines and seeds. Donations also went toward the Clean Water fund and a shelter and clothing fund. Michelle became interested in helping Africa after she saw a picture online of an African child. “You could see his ribs and he was screaming and it said that he was an orphan. His mom passed away and his dad left because it was too hard to raise him,” Michelle said. “When his brother went to get water, he would be left all alone.”
Her heart touched, she researched projects other people were doing to help Africa and became inspired to do something herself. So for her 10th birthday, when her parents asked what she wanted for her gift, she told them she wanted to help Africa. Her parents purchased the rubber bracelets she designed which she then sold to schoolmates, neighbors and friends. “Our family is all very proud of Michelle, that at her age, she is thinking of helping the world,” her mother Rebecca said. “I think she can make a difference in the world.” Michelle already has her sights set on her next project. She wants to help the victims of the Midwest tornados and after watching shows like “Whale Wars” and the documentary “The Cove,” she also wants to help whales and dolphins. She is looking at selling funshaped adhesive note pads to support her causes. Michelle has been inspired in her service work by her school, the San Diego Jewish Academy. One of SDJA’s missions is “Tikkun Olam,” which means “repairing the world”—students are taught that they have a responsibility to help make the world a
Ten-year-old Michelle Edid sold bracelets to raise money for Africa. PHOTO: KAREN BILLING better place. “They tell us if we see someone that needs help, we should give them a little TLC,” said Michelle, smiling as she spelled out that TLC stands for tender loving care. “Whenever I see something that has happened, I think of something that I can do to help.”
GOLF continued from page 1 son of Pebble Beach. They finished their season 37-0. The meet featured the state’s top six teams. “It’s a blessing and a curse to have that much depth on this team but they’re pushing each other,” Torrey Pines coach Chris Drake said. “We went into the last match of the season with guys competing to be on the postseason roster and it only made them better.” UCLA-bound senior Jay Hwang fired a 70 to lead the Falcons. He finished third overall individually, one stroke behind Alexander Schauffele (Scripps Ranch) and Nicolo Galletti (Foothill High of Pleasanton). Junior Ryan Burgess and sophomore Danny Ochoa each shot a 73. California-bound senior Michael Kim shot a 74, and Air Force-bound junior Bobby Gojuangco contributed a 76 score. The competition on the Falcons roster was so intense that Hawaii-bound senior Mike Koenecke wasn’t even among the six who competed at the state meet. “It shows that we’re pretty deep,” Drake said. “I don’t know that that’s anything new (at Tor-
From left to right, the winning TPHS Golf Team: coach Jim Harrah, Bobby Gojuangco, Ryan Burgess, Danny Ochoa, Mike Koeneke, Michael Kim, Dj Magee, Jay Hwang, Coach Chris Drake rey Pines), but 19 guys deep is unprecedented.” Just as unprecedented was the Falcons following the footsteps of the girls’ team, which capped off its 27-0 campaign with a state championship in November. Torrey Pines is believed to be the first program in state history to win both boys’ and girls’ state titles, let alone field two unbeaten teams
in the same school year. Drake doesn’t believe he counted a score in the 40s all season on either team. “It’s been a magical year,” he said. “Definitely a year I’m not going to forget anytime soon and I don’t think any of those players are going to forget this season anytime soon.” The boy’s team was making
its second straight state championship appearance after finishing third last season. The Falcons title was the second in six years and the fourth in school history. Hwang, who was at 1-overpar heading into the back nine holes, stormed back on the back nine, coming within an eyelash of an eagle put on the 18th hole that would have given him a share of a
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three-way tie for first individually. “I think it was a matter of him realizing that his (high school) career was coming to an end and he wanted to make the most of it,” Drake said. Hwang’s turnaround started on the 10th hole, when he made a 30-plus foot birdie putt. “I was walking with a parent of another player and she willed it in,” Drake said of the putt. “She was from another team, but she said he was going to make that put and he did.” And although the internal competition was often intense, it didn’t come at the expense of the team’s camaraderie. “We had a team of 19 guys who were pulling for each other and supporting each other more so than in the past,” Drake said. “As a coach that’s my biggest job, to foster that camaraderie and that trust, knowing that they’re not just playing for themselves but that they’re playing for each other.” And despite their star power, it was the effort from the entire team that made the Falcons champions. “Our record demonstrated our depth,” Drake said. “37-0 and all 19 guys played good amounts of matches so they all contributed to those victories.”
Wildcats Gold Boys lacrosse team second at Championship The Wildcats Gold Boys lacrosse team took 2nd place at the “Championship Weekend” held at the Coronado complex May 21 & 22. The boys are in the 3B division. (Above) Coaches Pat Close and Brandon Flora with players (no order) Toby Calhoun, Rhett Hughes, Noah Schapera, Nick Mehta, Sam McGuire, Thomas Aberle, Max Lidl, Maxwell Dion, Matthew Mohler, Matt Miller, Luke Atkinson, Jake Burton, Jack Miles, Greg Bickford, Drew Witte, Davis Bone, Cole Wojtkowski, Christian Rasmussen, Brandon Teren, Blake Boeh, Benjamin Stewart, & Alex Schaerer. Photo/ Shelley Aberle
CCA girls’ basketball team offers summer camp Bulldogs win basketball championship The “Bulldogs” — Carmel Valley 5th and 6th grade basketball champions: Pictured from bottom right to left and top left to top right are: Wesley Chau, Tony Jin, Mido Elmokadem, Lorenzo Patino, Seamus O’Connell, Tristan DeMillan, Santiago Benito, Coach Brady O’Connell, and Stijn DeJong.
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DMUSD ‘Teacher of the Year’ retiring this week BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Sycamore Ridge School teacher Debbie Hanna was named the Del Mar Union School District “Teacher of the Year” and just in the nick of time — Hanna will retire this week after 36 years with the district. “I’m going to miss the children, the energy of the school. I like coming to school and pumping them up when they’re sleepy in the morning. I’ll have to re-create that somehow.” Hanna said her time within the district has been “paradise,” a place where the focus remains on what is right for the students, the classroom kept protected from any district dramas. As she has been at Sycamore Ridge since it opened, she feels a strong connection to the school. “It’s one of the bigger buildings in the district but there’s a small population here because we’re waiting for the growth to happen,” Hanna said. “We have great kids and parents.” Principal Emily Morris
has worked with Hanna for a long time, as a fellow teacher and then as her assistant principal and principal. “Debbie is without a doubt one of the most dedicated, caring, open and collaborative educators that I have had the pleasure of knowing,” Morris said. “Mrs. Hanna is a diamond in a treasure chest of teacher gems, I have had the fortune to work with in this district and at Sycamore Ridge School. Although Debbie will be missed, we are happy she will be relaxing and enjoying life!” Hanna has been with the district since 1976, a teacher for 22 years and an instructional aide for 14. Her first position was at Del Mar Hills, teaching the third grade. She did a nineyear stint in the fourth grade but has spent most of her career in third grade, which she has taught at Sycamore Ridge since 2005. Hanna has enjoyed her time teaching third grade. “What I really liked was the space unit because
Sycamore Ridge third grade teacher Debbie Hanna with her final class at Sycamore Ridge. PHOTO: KAREN BILLING it’s quite interesting and we do a musical play that goes along with it, that’s great fun,” Hanna said. Third graders, she said, come in still learning how to read for meaning and she likes how by the time they leave for fourth grade they are capable of reading passages and truly understand-
ing, making connections and boosting their vocabulary. “They really grow,” Hanna said, noting not just physically but in their attention spans and how they can concentrate for longer lessons. As a teacher, Hanna said it’s her job to notice when those attention spans grow and push them to learn and develop. Hanna said what she thinks makes her a special
teacher is her sense of humor, an answer her students obviously agreed with because they immediately started to giggle. Not a teacher who wastes any educational opportunity, Hanna had gathered her third graders around her last week to witness how a reporter does her job. “Fractions can be quite wonderful if you make it a little more fun — if you drone on they’ll lay their heads down and go to
sleep,” Hanna said. Hanna specializes in the silly—making silly faces or silly words to make lessons fun. Winning teacher of the year was a nice way to cap a long career and Hanna said it came as a total surprise when Superintendent James Peabody came into the teacher’s lounge with a huge bouquet of flowers one day. She enjoyed the opportunity to be on the field at a Padres game with her fellow San Diego County teachers of the year. She said she even gave first baseman Jorge Cantú a pat on the back. Hanna’s first stop in her retirement is Hawaii — she and her husband are headed there the day after school gets out on June 18. With her newly acquired spare time, Hanna plans to join the San Elijo Lagoon Conservatory and become a docent. She also wants to look at volunteer opportunities in San Diego, working at schools with underprivileged youth. So in a sense, she’ll never really stop teaching, she’ll just be sharing her knowledge and experience with an expanded classroom.
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Good times at the 2nd Annual Chelsea King Invitational Mile - (L-R) Tamar Ervin, Hannah Zhao, Edith Kamme, Emma Marks, CDM Coach Katharin Roth, Ryan Poe, Emma Largerie and Ashley Dowe
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Nine Lives survived two tough games to win the championship for the Carmel Valley Adult Volleyball League. Games are played on Thursday nights, contact email@example.com for more information. From left to right: Meg La Colla, Stacy Modugno, Mary Russos, Amy Seki, Lynn Gottesman
BY DAVE DIAL Awash in sunlight, the playground of Kearney Mesa’s Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School held a special feature in store for visitors midday on May 26 – sunflowers, a lot of them. After all, sunflowers had been Chelsea King’s favorite flower and beyond that the qualities she stood for — athletic excellence, academic achievement and community outreach – were also in evidence in the form of 200 of San Diego’s finest elementary school student-athletes in attendance that day. With the above features in place, add to the mix a quarter mile track around the school’s playground marked by colorful banners, numerous enthusiastic spectators and several distinguished guests — including former sub-4 minute miler and San Diego Track Club coach Paul Greer — and the stage was set for the 2nd Annual Chelsea King Invitational Mile. Representing Carmel Del Mar Elementary were 32 third through sixth graders – the largest contingent on hand – all of whom had not only met the event’s stringent qualifying standard of a sub-7 minute mile for boys, sub-8 for girls but further had consistently demonstrated academic effort and good citizenship. While honoring Chelsea’s memory was first and foremost on the minds of all in atten-
dance, once pre-race announcements were made — including a brief moment of silence — the Chelsea King Invitational Mile thereafter became all about spirited competition, something Chelsea had relished. With awards being given to the top 5 boys and girls in each grade, CDM’s numbers aside, Coach Katharin Roth’s Dragons squad further made its presence known on the podium. Led by sixth grader Mikayla Kappes (6:43, 4th place), CDM’s girls demonstrated an incredible amount of depth including an amazing 6:48 finish by third grader Emma Herrera, best on the day for girls her age. Additionally, sixth grader Kyra Simmonds, a guest runner from Solana Pacific Elementary, ran an impressive 6:30, good for 3rd in her division. On the boys’ side, CDM sixth grader Brendan Santana rewrote the event record books in running a 5:20 — tops on the day — followed by brother Alexander (5:50, 5th among sixth graders). Rounding out CDM’s boys’ podium finishers were Ryan Asaro (6:11, 4th among fifth graders) and Lucas Roth (6:26, 3rd among fourth graders). Post-race, runners were treated to smoothies from Jamba Juice and homemade muffins. Further, all participants received a personalized finishers certificate, a commemorative race T-shirt and a sunflower – in remembrance of Chelsea.
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Teens’ Fun Diego camp returns to Carmel Creek Park •ÇAMP INCLUDES COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPONENT, BENEFITS RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Fun Diego, a camp run by Carmel Valley teens Alanna DePinto and Kelsey O’Neill, is returning for its third year at Carmel Creek Park. The camp, which features fun activities, crafts and community service, will run June 27 through July 1 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the park for kids ages 4 through 10. A second session will be held Aug. 15-19, also from 12:30-3:30 p.m. What makes Fun Diego unique, in addition to its teen founders, is that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rady Children’s Hospital, a place very close to their hearts. When the girls first started donating camp funds to Rady’s two years ago they realized they could be doing a lot more. So last year they started volunteering once a week at Rady’s, as soon as they were old enough. “It’s a really rewarding experience for both of us and it all came out of the camp,” Alanna
Fun Diego counselors Alanna DePinto and Kelsey O’Neill with some of last year’s campers. said. Alanna works with autistic children at the hospital and
Kelsey works in the cardiology department and recently in the Acute Care Pavilion, playing
with kids in the playroom. “It’s so fun to see their faces light up,” Kelsey said. Fun Diego teaches kids to be as community-service minded as the camp’s leaders with their daily activities, such as making bracelets and angels for children in the hospital, making cards for seniors at Emeritus Assisted Living home and bringing in canned foods for the homeless. “It’s important to start giving back at a young age,” said Kelsey, noting that they want the kids to know how fortunate they are to live in Carmel Valley and that there are so many others in San Diego that need a little help. Alanna and Kelsey have learned a lot from their previous years at camp, planning their daily schedules around activities that have been a hit with the kids. One thing campers really liked were their surprise theme days where the kids are invited to dress up related to a theme— their lips are sealed on this year’s surprises. Kelsey said they have also learned a lot of life skills through Fun Diego, such as mar-
keting, how to talk to adults and how to run a successful business. Best friends since fifth grade, the girls will be juniors in the fall, Kelsey at Torrey Pines and Alanna at Canyon Crest Academy. Alanna said they have been lucky that their partnership has worked out so well with the amount of time they have spent planning camps over the last three years. “It’s tough to find someone to plan a business with and still have loads of fun with,” Kelsey said. Camps run on a five children to one counselor ratio and a parent is always present. Alanna is a certified Red Cross babysitter, Kelsey is certified in CPR and AED. Both students took a Del Mar Junior Lifeguard course and have been taught many First Aid lessons. Registration and payment for session A is due by June 21 and for session B by Aug. 1, but the girls admit they are flexible. The camp fee is $90 a week or $25 a day. Extended care is available upon request. To register, contact Kelsey at (858) 3445795, Alanna at (858) 733-2034 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS
Longtime Morgan Stanley broker named Deliciás Restaurant expands to Barron’s list of ‘Top 100 financial advisors’ menu and wine options
BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, Robert Inbody was named on the list of Barron’s Top 100 financial advisors, the only broker in San Diego to achieve this honor. Last year, Inbody, a Del Mar resident and managing director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in La Jolla, was ranked 100th and jumped to 55th this year. Barron’s rankings are based on each advisor’s “assets under management, revenue generated for his or her firm and quality of the practice.” Morgan Stanley Smith Barney boasted 37 of the top 100 advisors. Inbody has been with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for 40 years, starting as a trainee in the company’s downtown San Diego offices in 1971. When they opened the satellite office in La Jolla in 1975, he became the producing manager, a title he held until 1996 when he went back to being a broker, leaving the management side behind. “The business has been so fantastic, I’m so lucky to have ever gotten into it,” Inbody said. “It’s obviously something I like and it’s rewarding helping other people. I get to know my clients really well.” By staying in one place for 40 years, Inbody has generated the trust and respect that has allowed nearly all of his business to come from referrals. Inbody said he was honored but surprised to be on the list as he’s not your typical financial planner. “My success comes in doing things that no other broker does,” said Inbody of his creating a niche in hedging against a depreciating U.S. dollar by investing in futures and foreign currencies. “I’m very unique, I’m the weirdo. Since 2003, 75 percent of our business has come from gold, oil, foreign currencies. Those have been fantastic areas.” By finding alternative investments, he’s allowed clients to earn an “exceptional income” with reduced risks and accel-
Robert Inbody of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. erated rates of return. In developing his own style, he’s made his career exciting and different, even on those long days of work when the “sun never sets.” “I love doing what I do, even if I weren’t doing it for Morgan Stanley, I’d be doing the same thing for myself,” Inbody said. “I love it for the game aspect. Any game is fun when you win.” Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is located at 1225 Prospect Street in La Jolla. To contact Inbody, call (858) 729-5010 or e-mail email@example.com.
Deliciás Restaurant has long been one of Rancho Sante Fe’s favorite dining spots, known for its fine dining menu, select wines, and a casual yet elegant ambiance. Recently, Deliciás modified its menu as well made other positive changes in the bar. Owner Owen Perry has personally directed Chef Michael Knowles in restructuring the menu. Chef Michael has created daily handmade pasta, wood fired pizza, and a special $5 tapas menu in addition to retaining many of the popular favorites. This new combination of offerings has met with a resounding positive response. “Living in the Ranch like I do with my family, we wanted to make the restaurant a place where everyone can find something to their taste, while maximizing value,” Perry explained recently. In addition, with the help of Certified Sommelier Richard Matuszczak, Deliciás is now offering a list of over 24 personally selected wines to be served by the glass. By offering a great selection of
wines by the glass, guests can enjoy more varieties of very high quality wines providing them great value. Matuszczak says, “At Deliciás my goal with the wine program is to have wines available that I’m especially excited about. And that hopefully, our guests will become excited about them as much as me.” Deliciás is located at 6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Sana Fe, 92067; 858-7578000; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.deliciasrestaurant.com.
Finest in the Field Robert Inbody––Recognized as one of BARRON’S Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2011
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financial Advisors are part of a network whose commitment to building client wealth never wavers. This holds true whether that client is an individual or a family, a foundation or a corporation. Robert Inbody was one of 37 Financial Advisors at our firm who were named in the BARRON’S ranking of the “Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2011.”
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Teacher/coach a special scholar-athlete mentor BY DIANA BURDICK, PARENT OF CCA STUDENT AND LACROSSE PLAYER Some know Kaveh Shakeri as Canyon Crest Academy’s innovative chemistry teacher. Others know him as the motivational CCA junior varsity lacrosse coach. Some are lucky to know him in both awe-inspiring roles. Either way, there are no dumb jocks or science nerds in Mr. Shakeri’s following. Last month, there was a calling for nominaKaveh Shakeri tions for “Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year in San Diego.” CCA parent Colleen Grobisen sent out an email asking students and parents to send in their nominations for their beloved teacher and coach. She implored, “It seems every year, Mr. Shakeri’s job is in jeopardy due to budget cuts and his lack of tenure in the district. Hopefully, this recognition will help to keep him at our school.” The overwhelming response was more than 30 letters written by grateful parents and inspired scholars and/or athletes. Here are the highlights: “Because of Kaveh’s dedication to the students, his enthusiasm and positive approach to teaching, our son will probably choose a career in chemistry.” Beth Anne Bartell, parent “My son heads off to USC in Biomedical Engineering next year and I know that Mr. Shakeri has definitely had a positive impact on his life.” Anna Mintz, parent “We are very extremely impressed by Mr. Shakeri’s diligence, commitment and love for the subject, which he passes on to his students.” Ghazala Rehan, parent “Mr. Shakeri will use whatever teaching resources available to him to make sure his students truly understand the material they are presented in the classroom. He wants to make sure ALL students are successful in his classroom and knows that what works for one student may not work for the other.” Stacy Hickman, parent “I took AP Chemistry last year with Mr. Shakeri and he profoundly influenced my ability to cope with a rigorous schedule and balance sports with school. He held Thursday night review sessions, supervised studying in his classroom during his free fourth period, and aptly answered any questions I had about chemistry, school, or lacrosse. Mr. Shakeri played an important role in facilitating my transition from college prep to AP courses and I think he would be an excellent candidate for the Outstanding High School Science Teacher award.” Jared Weinstein, student “He is the best science teacher I have ever had, not to mention, coach and mentor…I remember he would return to his classroom after lacrosse practice in order to prepare interesting lessons and experiments for our class, even when he was exhausted...He committed many of his Saturdays to preparing us for the AP test…he was kind enough to write me letters of recommendation for colleges and scholarships despite his busy schedule. I feel as if he played an integral part in my college acceptances and my future.” Kaivon Sobhani, senior student attending UCSD in the fall “He teaches chemistry with innovation and enthusiasm so that every student can understand. On the lacrosse field, he coaches with toughness and fairness toward all of his players. He has made a significant impact on my high school experience and I will always remember him as one of my favorite teachers and coaches.” Matt Sugar, senior student attending Pepperdine in the fall While this Chem-LAX extraordinaire did not win the Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award this year, Mr. Shakeri did get a renewed contract to teach at Canyon Crest Academy in the fall. Even more rewarding
is the acknowledgement and accolades he truly deserves from the people that matter most to him. Here is his response when given the letters: “I am so truly thankful for the wonderful community I am a part of here at CCA. The students and parents have been so terrific since I have been here. It is all their hard work that deserves the credit. Reading the letters pretty much brought me to tears. I was not expecting all those kind words. That was probably one of the most rewarding moments in my life to see all the hard work that has been recognized by the students and families that I care so much about. I will never forget the thoughts that were shared, especially from the students and players. “ Student and lacrosse player, Alex Burdick, conducted an interview to discern the “chemistry” and make-up of his scholar-athlete mentor: A: What is your academic background? Shakeri: 2001 graduate of University of Maryland.; BS in chemistry. I spent the next four years in the biotech industry before becoming a teacher. A: What is your sports background? Shakeri: High school sports included football, track and lacrosse. At the university, I played club lacrosse and in my senior year, was co-captain of the team and helped run the lacrosse club. I was also a professional ski instructor for five years, both part-time and full-time, and was a coach in many different camps. A: How do you see academics and sports coming together to shape a “life philosophy?” Shakeri: By being accountable and supportive of the “team.” Having a “family based” team. Develop yourself as well as contribute personal sacrifice. Having “teammates” for support. Teammates should help each other through everything. A: What traits do you see as the most common in successful scholar athletes? Shakeri: Drive, passion, determination, goal setting, asking for support, communication, schedule management. A: How many scholar athletes are there on the lacrosse team? Shakeri: To some level, we are all scholars. CCA has the highest GPA in the High School Lacrosse Conference. A: Are there other notable athlete scholars in your academic classes? Shakeri: Definitely. Being an athletic scholar is held in high regard on campus. Academics are always the first priority but successful academics are often found , in part, with athleticism. A: What would you recommend to students who are trying to balance school and sports? Shakeri: Setting a schedule and not working/organizing day-to-day. Balance your time and find a support system. Have a good foundation and reliance with people that can help. A: What about “free time?” Shakeri: This should also be scheduled. Find time that doesn’t coincide with more important things. A: Is there a quote, belief or mentor that you share with your students? Shakeri: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” By Samuel Bechett. I believe that you need to try your hardest and build on that to make sure you are going to do better the next time. A: What are some of your personal and professional goals? Shakeri: I have a passion for travel and being able to work in other countries, particularly undeveloped, third world countries. I would like to help develop their education and infrastructure. A: How do you define your success? Shakeri: By being able to share the sport I love with young people and by being a positive role model. Congratulations Mr. Shakeri for having your success acknowledged, defined, and praised by our next generation of scholar-athlete mentors.
SON continued from page A8 to increase cerebral blood flow; and various vision and auditory techniques to teach Joseph to read. To help carry out the daily, repetitive, time-consuming regimen, the Gallups solicited volunteers from among their friends, neighbors, and anyone willing to help. Donations were also accepted to offset expenses. Looking back, Gallup said, he is “ambivalent” about his experience with the Institutes. “They helped Joseph. They certainly did. They told us what to do. We implemented an intensive home program…for a number of years, as a result of which he learned to crawl, he learned to walk, he learned to read, after a fashion, and he learned to swing hand-overhand on an overhead ladder. He learned a lot of things, but he didn’t get as far as we wanted and he did regress to a certain extent. “At the Institutes,” he said, “the attitude was: ‘It’s our way or the highway.’ This is dangerous thinking because the people who believe it are not open to potential guidance or information that comes from the
outside world…They will be among the last to hear or consider any new treatments…” After becoming dissatisfied with the extent of Joseph’s progress with the Institutes’ home therapy program, the Gallups pursued a number of alternatives, including regenerative herbal foods, acupuncture, injections of fetal cells, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and ushering Joseph through a hands-on healing line conducted by ministers of evangelist/faith healer Kenneth Hagin during a Los Angeles prayer meeting where Gallup became born-again. By age 7, Joseph, who had become good-natured and cooperative, was diagnosed with autism. He was placed in a special education class in public school, but made little discernible progress. “After one year, we took him out of public school and put him in a school specifically for kids with developmental problems,” where he remained until he completed his schooling. On Nov. 2, 1992, Gallup’s wife, Judy, was diagnosed with cancer. Judy had been the family’s authority on diet and health. “We could think of nothing in our family experience that
could have led to this, except unending stress,” he wrote. “She took all of these misadventures with Joseph very hard. And I think it contributed to her illness,” he said. “Even if our fight to help Joseph … had led to this,” he wrote, “neither of us could bring ourselves to regret the effort.” Judy passed away in 1994, when Joseph was 9. With the shutting down of the San Diego aerospace industry in 1995, Gallup joined Qualcomm and in 1996 he remarried. He and his wife, Song Yi, have two additional children, a daughter, age 11, and a son, age 4. Today, Joseph lives during the week and since 2005 in a licensed residential home in Chula Vista, spends weekdays in training at an ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) center and comes home on weekends to be with his family. Physically, Joseph is strong and healthy. He stopped growing at five feet. Gallup describes Joseph as “a good companion, rather like a quiet fishing buddy.” “We take comfort in each other’s presence,” he said. “I miss him when we are apart.”
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Several years ago, Gallup heard his son speak his last word. “We were walking together when he stopped and frowned at the sound of distant barking. ‘Dog,’ he announced seriously, like a toddler. “I can still hope for more…I will never give up on him.” Asked if his son knows he has written a book, “I told him. I showed it to him. But he doesn’t look particularly interested. But then again, he doesn’t take time to give you feedback. I think quite a lot of it registers… “He’s intelligent. His problem is there is a barrier. It impedes input to a certain extent and it impedes output a great deal. “I think at some point, probably when he was in his early school years, he decided it was just too hard to keep on trying to pierce that barrier because he stopped at some point. He decided he was going to be a certain way because it was just too hard to be anything else… starting around age 5.” “I don’t want to give the impression that I’m opposed to medical care,” Gallup said. “I don’t want to advise people to reject their doctors; that’s not what I’m
saying. I am saying that if doctors do not help patients, and give the impression they are not interested in helping, doctors should expect that patients are going to keep going elsewhere. In the epilogue of his memoir, Gallup wrote, “I am aware that our story could
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be used to reinforce the position of those who said that our cause from the very beginning was foolish…But at the same time, our story points to the conclusion that we as a society must find better answers for development disability. And we need to begin that soon.”
Quick Facts Name: Stephen Gallup Distinction: A former aerospace technical writer and, since 1995, a technical writer with Qualcomm, Gallup is the author of the soon-to-be published memoir, What About the Boy? A Father’s Pledge to His Disabled Son. Resident of: Carmel Valley Born: Louisville, Kentucky. Grew up in North Carolina and Virginia. Education: B.S. in chemistry and zoology, North Carolina State, 1973; M.A. in English, University of Virginia, 1977 Family: From a previous marriage, Gallup has a developmentally-disabled son, Joseph, now 26. Gallup lost his first wife to cancer in 1994. He and his wife, Song Yi, and have two additional children: Susannah, 11, a student at Ocean Air Elementary, and Braxton, 4. Interests: Family, writing and reading Favorite getaways: China to visit his wife’s family and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains Favorite film: “The Accidental Tourist,” based on a novel, by Anne Tyler Philosophy: “If something is worth doing, you should do it right. But before you do it, you’d better understand why you’re doing it.”
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Torrey Pines’ Taylor Murphy drafted by the Padres Torrey Pines senior shortstop Taylor Murphy was selected in the Major League Baseball 2011 first year player draft by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, June 8. The 6’1” 185-pound Murphy hit .345 for the Falcons this year with 10 doubles, two homeruns and a team leading 24 RBIs. Last year he also accepted a scholarship offer to play baseball for the University of Pacific in Northern California. “I was absolutely thrilled last summer to receive a call from Pacific and learn they wanted to offer me a scholarship,” Murphy said. “It’s a great school with an amazing baseball program and to play Division 1 baseball in the Big West was a dream come true. Of all the schools that were talking to me, Pacific was definitely my first choice. I really clicked with the coaching staff and loved the campus.” The excitement of last year’s call from Pacific was overshadowed a bit last week when Murphy received a most unusual text from his dad which read: “You have been drafted by the Padres!” “I was sitting in my video film class when I got the text from my dad; I was so excited I couldn’t stand it,” Murphy said. His phone began to vibrate non-stop as numerous text messages came in from former teammates, friends and family, all tracking the draft and congratulating him. “It seemed like word spread like wildfire,” Murphy said, “my phone didn’t stop buzzing for a couple days.” Like most boys, Murphy has long dreamed of playing in the MLB. He started his baseball career in the Solana Beach Little League program at age 7 and has fond memories of playing baseball at the Solana Vista fields. He moved
Taylor Murphy on to travel ball where he played for the Del Mar Powerhouse Baseball Team and ultimately the Torrey Pines baseball program. He has balanced the rigors of playing baseball year around with gym workouts, hitting and fielding work, a little bit of surfing now and then, of course homework, and also his summer job as a Del Mar Lifeguard. The Padres began to scout Murphy after seeing him play last fall for the Orioles Scout Team. Padre’s scouts regularly came out to watch him play and film him throughout his senior season. “At first, it was a bit nerve-racking knowing I was being filmed while at the plate, but after a while I just put it out of my mind and decided the looser I played the better. I concentrated on helping our team win, instead
of the outcome of my at-bat.” And win they did: the Falcons came within one out of the CIF Division 1 championship game at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Murphy is currently faced with a tough decision: sign with the Padres and immediately get assigned to their rookie ball team in Peoria, Ariz., or continue on his course at Pacific, starting school and baseball practice in the fall. “The Padres organization has been really good to me through this process. They have spent the time explaining exactly what the minor leagues look like and what to expect. I couldn’t ask for a more professional club to deal with. We will continue to chat over the summer and I will ultimately make my decision no later than mid-August.” Aside from his mom and dad, Taylor will receive some great counsel from his cousin Geoff Blum, an ex-Padre who is currently playing with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and close family friend Morgan Ensberg, a Solana Beach resident and former MLB player who spent a year with the Padres himself. “Geoff and Morgan really provide me with great insights and share more of a behind-the-scenes look at the minors. It’s so great to get the inside scoop and advice from a couple of guys who have been there,” Murphy said. If Murphy chooses Pacific, he will again be eligible for the MLB draft after his junior year. “I feel so fortunate to be in such a win-win situation,” Murphy said. “Getting drafted by the Padres is a dream come true; I have to decide if this dream makes sense now or possibly three years from now. I feel so grateful to be in this position and able to continue playing the game I love so much.”
TPHS Boys Lacrosse to hold lacrosse camp in July
AJ Soares and Servando Carrasco ( SD Surf Soccer alum who was drafted earlier this year, as well. He plays for Seattle Sounders.)
TPHS alum and soccer star needs your vote
Did you ever think that a TPHS graduate could be a Major League Soccer All Star player one day? Well your vote counts now! AJ Soares, Surf Soccer Club alum, could be the first to achieve this great honor but he needs your vote now. Soares, 22, was drafted sixth overall by The New England Revolution in the January draft held by MLS. Last week 108 MLS players, six from each team, were nominated for the All Star ballot by a panel of soccer media aficionados. Fan voting will determine the first 11 members of the Team who will face Manchester United in the All Star Match at Red Bull Arena on July 27. There are three ways to vote: 1) Via text by sending the player’s last name to 22442. The Player receiving most text votes automatically earns a First XI spot! 2) Click online at www.mlssoccer.com/all-star/ballot-2011. SOARES is in the middle section of the field players about ninth down on the list. 3) Twitter voting begins June 17 and ends June 20. You can only vote once per tweet. You have to include @ MLS or #MLSAllStar and the full player’s name (with no space between his first and last name-ajsoares) or twitter handle in the tweet for the vote to be valid. Help name Soares an MLS All Star, by voting now, and voting often! You may vote as often as you like. Voting ends at 11:59 PM ET on July 5, 2011. The First XI will be announced on Sunday, July 10, likely on ESPN during halftime of the Portland-Seattle game that begins at 4 p.m. ET. The final list of 32 All-Stars (4 goalkeepers, 8 defenders, 13 midfielders and 7 forwards) will be announced on MLSsoccer.com on July 25.
CV Middle School surfer excels in first year of longboard competition Who says that longboarding is just for old guys? Carmel Valley Middle School 8th grade longboarder Austin Sonnier has the answer. In his first year of competitive longboarding, Austin won the National Scholastic Surfing Association Jr. (NSSA) Championships and qualified for the NSSA Explorer Western Regional where he finished 4th in the Open Longboard Division. Austin also finished 2nd overall in the Scholastic Surf Series (SSS) Middle School Longboard Division, and 3rd overall in the Christian Surfing Federation (CSF) Open Longboard Division. “It’s been a great season, and I am really stoked to have had so much fun competing this year,” Austin said. “My coach, Shea Roney, is an excellent mentor, and he is teaching me to have fun while also surfing at a very competitive level. What I like about longboarding is being able to do maneuvers off-the-lip while still maintaining a classic noseriding approach. It’s the best of new and classic surfing.”
NY Yankees draft Cathedral star Daniel Camarena Two-way Cathedral Catholic baseball standout Daniel Camarena was selected by the New York Yankees in the 20th round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft on June 7. The 18-year-old University of San Diego recruit who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .277 with five homers and 21 RBI and was 9-1 with a 0.53 ERA, helping lead the Dons to their second straight San Diego Section Div. III title and third in four years. Camarena has until the August 15 signing deadline to agree to a contract with the Yankees. — Gideon Rubin
Torrey Pines High School Boys Lacrosse will hold a lacrosse camp this summer for grades 2-8. No experience necessary. The camp will be held Monday, July 18, to Wednesday, July 20. Grades 2-6 will run 9 a.m.- noon, with grades 7 and 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Players must bring their own equipment (rentals are available at South Swell Sports in Solana Beach). Camp fee is $150 per player (includes practice pinney). Scholarships available. The camps, which will be led by TP LAX Varsity Head Coach and “Coach of the Year” Jono Zissi, will be held at Torrey Pines High School. For more information or to register online, visit www.tplax.com or www.torreypinesfoundation. org.
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Manchester Boys Under 8 Academy tops at Manchester Cup Manchester Boys Under 8 (2011/2012) Academy recently won the Manchester Cup! The team, which is coached by Steve Hill, played in their second tournament of the season and once again came home with the trophy. This time they had a very tough test against an excellent SDSC team. After drawing 1-1 in bracket play, the final ended 1-1 as well, sending the match to a shootout to determine the champion. In the shootout, the Manchester boys buried every shot in the back of the goal and keeper Alex Glynn came up huge to save two penalty shots. In the team’s acceptance speech, Coach Hill recognized the great goalkeeping and the outstanding team effort which made the difference. This first year Manchester team is off to a fantastic start!
Experts to appear at free event to help stop sports injuries Leaders from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), UC San Diego Health System, Rady Children’s Hospital and SportsMed Surgery will be holding a free educational event in the Proscenium Theater at Canyon Crest Academy (5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego) on Saturday, July 9, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. for all parents, athletes, coaches and athletic directors who want to learn more about preventing youth sports injuries. Topics will include overuse, concussion, and upper and lower extremity injuries. Hear from and talk to: NFL players: • Cory Withrow (Former NFL Center, San Diego Chargers) • Vincent Jackson (Wide Receiver, San Diego Chargers) • Mike Shifres (Punter, San Diego Chargers) • Stephen Neal (Former NFL Guard, New England Patriots) • Kassim Osgood (Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars) Sports Medicine Experts: • James Andrews, MD (Team Physician, Washington Redskins, Auburn University) • Peter Indelicato, MD (Former Team Physician, University of Florida) • Robert
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Surf BU12 wins Manchester Cup Tournament Congratulations to the Surf BU12 Team for winning the Manchester Cup Tournament this past weekend. The boys all played well and won a very exciting championship game in Penalty Kicks. GO SURF! (Above) Coach Richard Simonyi, Peter, Izzy, Edu, Michael, Greg, Gabe, Alante, Jake, Nick, Owen, JT, Chris, Ryan, Connor, Jordan, Cameron.
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By Dave Stall Q. John: I look forward to reading your Bumper to Bumper column each week
in the Del Mar Times. Now I have my own question. I own a 2006 Porsche Carrera S that I bought used in October 2010 with a little over 28,000 miles on it. After about four months of using it on weekends (adding only about 800 miles), the “service engine” light went on. I left it with a local Porsche dealer’s service department to diagnose and repair. As it turns out, according to them, there was a large amount of build-up on the exhaust ports — one was completely blocked. They spent a lot of time cleaning out all the carbon and, $1,300 dollars later, it was back to normal. They told me this happens when the car isn’t driven aggressively enough and said I should take it out on the freeway and open it up — full throttle — every so often. Beside the fact that I’m beyond the speed limit before I’m out of second gear, I’d never heard of anything like this. Does this sound legit or was I snookered? By the way, I only use the highest-octane gasoline when I fill up.
There is some validity to their statement. My question is which brand of fuel do you use? Another question is at what RPM do you shift from first to second, second to third and so on? If you are shifting her under 4,000 RPM, that could be your culprit. Wringing it out on the freeway is not a bad thing as long as you obey the speed laws. Another option is a fun run to Julian! Cool car. Enjoy it! Drive it!
Would you say a motorcycle would be a good form of transportation in Del Mar? I work and live in Del Mar and in fact only drive 3.4 miles to work. The problem is, I need to be at work at 4 a.m. I drove to work the other day with all my windows down and almost froze to death, but fuel prices are killing me even more. Any suggestions on what size motorcycle and what I can do about the cold morning weather?
Manchester BU10 (2011-2012) Academy, back row: Assistant Coach Irving Zamora, Liam Koeneke, Daniel Delgado, Zebastian Dimas, George Cole, Jeffrey Hansen, Erik Figueroa. Front row: Marcos Calderon, Bryan Delgado, Andrew Espinoza, Zahid Pinzon, Diego Gonzalez. Not pictured: Head Coach Jeff Illingworth and player Jorge Kuri.
Manchester BU10 Academy Wins Manchester Cup Manchester Soccer Club took the championship of BU9 Flight 1 of The Manchester Cup with a 1-0 victory over South Coast Strikers (formerly, South Coast Bayern). Zahid Pinzon scored late in the second half of the hard-fought match, which was characterized by unselfish teamwork and tight defense on both sides. Goalkeeper Liam Koeneke turned in an exceptional performance that included a number of courageous saves. Sweeper Bryan Delgado was pitch perfect with his tackles, headers and passes as he repeatedly thwarted South Coast’s offense. Fullbacks George Cole and Zebastian Dimas also made strong defensive showings. In the pool games, Erik Figueroa was the leading scorer with 3 goals, while Marcos Calderon had two, and Bryan Delgado, Andrew Espinoza and Diego Gonzalez each had one. Midfielder Daniel Delgado skillfully controlled the center of the field, while fullback Jeffrey Hansen contributed to a strong defense that allowed only 1 goal over four games.
A. Dave: Handling the weather is no problem. They sell cold weather gear that will keep you toasty. The
question is, what type of motorcycle would best suit you. The best rule of thumb is find a motorcycle or scooter that fits you. Make sure you can touch the ground flat-footed and check to see that if the bike wants to tip over, you can bring it back up on its wheels. These questions can all be answered at a motorcycle training school. There is one in San Diego — go to www.BeginToRide.com or call them at (858) 874-5888. They do a good job not only training you, but also helping you pick the right bike for your situation. Another bonus is once you complete the course you will not have to take the dreaded DMV motorcycle driving test. Check them out and make sure you wear all your safety gear including a vest that glows in the dark!
I know you have been inundated with questions concerning getting better fuel mileage, so here is another one: Water injection. My grandfather said it was used a lot in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Could this system be adapted to my 2005 Dodge three-quarter ton pickup? Looking forward to your answer — I hope it is positive!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but due to the sophistication of your Ram truck, there isn’t really much that can be done mechanically to your truck to help relieve your fuel pain. A couple of things you can do are leave the tailgate up or put a cover on the bed; wash and wax the truck; keep your right foot light on the gas pedal, and put your tire pressure five pounds under the maximum recommendations found on the tire side wall. There are companies trying to harness water, but so far I haven’t seen anything that gives a good return on investment — but it is out there!
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North Shore takes second in Huntington Beach. Front Row: Ally Harvey, Lauren Scheg, Sydny Poh, Erin Vandertie, Mikaila Reyes, and Chase Zapata. Middle Row: Sophie Ausmus, Morgan McIntyre, Christina Bragado, Carley Sheppard, and Maddie Ley. Back Row: Kent Zapata, Tim Scheg, Es Reyes, Dave Vandertie, and John McIntyre.
North Shore’s 12U gold all-stars take 2nd in Huntington Beach The 4th annual Surf City Classic in Huntington Beach was the site of a second-place finish for the 12U gold all-star team of the North Shore Girls Softball League. Taking on strong teams from San Diego and Orange Counties, North Shore upset number-one-seeded South Huntington Beach in the quarter-final match-up. North Shore went on to emerge victorious after facing San Diego’s Clairemont team in the semi-final round with a score of 3-0. However, the final game in the 12U gold division was dominated by North Huntington Beach, as they beat out North Shore 9-2. “Our team never stops competing,” said Kent Zapata, North Shore manager. “Throughout the weekend, the girls put on another great performance for the spectators. They are hard working, talented, and they can’t wait for the next tournament.”
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CV resident to lead SD Jewish Academy Board of Directors Shari Friedman Schenk, director of marketing at the law offices of Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP, has been named president of the board of directors of the San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA), a private independent Jewish day school in Carmel Valley which serves children from infant day care, preschool and kindergarten through grade 12. An active member of the school’s board of directors for the last five years, she will preside over a 20-member board of parents, alumni, grandparents and community members Shari Friedman for a two-year term. Schenk Schenk now has two daughters at the school, in grades five and seven, and a son who graduated in 2008. Currently, she and the board are involved in the search at SDJA for a new executive director to replace Larry Acheatel, who will soon retire after 13 years of service. Additionally, she has been involved in plans to open the SDJA’s new preschool, slated to open in the fall of 2011, and has helped raise more than $500,000 this year as co-chair for the academy’s “Every Child Campaign,” an annual fundraising drive which raises funds to provide tuition assistance for needy families and to enhance the educational experience for all students. A founding co-chair of SDJA’s Hevrat Tikkun Olam program — which organizes community service projects for students in grades K-12 — she is active in a variety of community projects and charities, both professionally and personally, among them the San Diego District Attorney Office’s Adopta-Family program. A former president of the Agency for Jewish Education, she was a board member of the United Jewish Federation’s Women’s Division for nearly ten years. She is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Foundation program for leadership development and also served on the California Commission for Economic Development. A resident of Carmel Valley, Schenk earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University and an MBA in marketing from San Diego State University. 1. What brought you to this neighborhood? My husband Fred and I were looking to buy a home...it was 1989 and we were living in La Jolla in a condo and expecting our first child. We saw a house advertised in Del
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Part-time Del Mar resident co-authors a cautionary tale Book warns of ‘Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin’ BY JOE TASH Contributor A former aide to ex-Alaska governor Sarah Palin asserts in a new book that Palin is “ill suited” to head a political party or occupy national office, and her election “would lead to a disaster of… biblical proportions.” “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin” was written by Frank Bailey, who worked on Palin’s campaign for governor and later served in her administration. He was a key figure in the Troopergate scandal, in which it was alleged that Palin improperly sought the firing of an Alaska state trooper who had been married to Palin’s sister. Bailey co-wrote the book with novelist and political commentator Ken Morris, who attended high school in La Jolla and still maintains a house in Del Mar, and Alaska political blogger Jeanne Devon. Bailey’s book is based on a trove of emails between himself, Palin, Palin’s husband, Todd, and other Palin staffers, and was published last month by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. The book created a stir in February when a draft manuscript was released by writer Joe McGinniss, who is working on his own tell-all book about Palin, according to the authors. The publication preceded last Friday’s release by Alaska officials of emails sent and received by Palin when she was governor. Morris, 58, lives most of
Ken Morris, a part-time Del Mar resident, helped Frank Bailey, a former aide to Sarah Palin, write ‘Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin.’ Alaska political blogger Jeanne Devon also contributed. the year with his family in Marin County, north of San Francisco, but often returns to Del Mar to visit friends and relatives and enjoy the local beaches. In a telephone interview from his Bay Area home, he said “Blind Allegiance” is both a cautionary tale about America’s political system, and Bailey’s personal story of losing his moral bearings, and then making amends and seeking redemption.
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Morris said the book details Palin’s obsession with using all resources at her disposal to punish those she perceives as opposing or slighting her. “Her world is full of demons,” said Morris. “She is a very disturbed person and I feel sorry for her.” The Palin camp has dismissed the book as a fabrication. “Mr. Bailey has an axe to grind and abandoned truth
in his book. The cover of the book tells this story, two completely different photos twisted and Photo-shopped to create a fraudulent image. The book belongs on the fiction shelves,” said Tim Crawford, a spokesman for SarahPAC, Palin’s political action committee, Ken Morris in an article published on the website Politico. But Morris said every key point in the book is backed up by emails from Bailey’s files. He said Palin supporters have not challenged the accuracy of any fact in the book, and that many book covers contain electronically altered images. In the case of “Blind Ambition,” photos of Bailey and Palin are juxtaposed to make it appear that Bailey is standing behind Palin. “The attack machine is about everything but what’s between the covers,” Morris said. Among the book’s assertions: • When Palin returned to Alaska after she and running mate John McCain lost the presidential election in November 2008, she told reporters, “this is the best job in the world, being the governor.” At the time, Bailey recalled, he had recently received an email from Palin saying, “pray that we win so we can all get out of this place.” Bailey said he’d also
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June 16, 2011
Event benefits Alzheimer’s Association
n “UN-Gala” was held June 5 at The Grand Del Mar to benefit the San Diego Alzheimer’s Association. President Reagan’s son Michael was the special guest. The event featured tastings from San Diego restaurants and world-class wineries. Visit www.sanalz.org.
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Author, organic cooking expert to give free cooking class at fair
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BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor A new recipe book has been recently released by the co-founder of “Pure Pantry,” Elizabeth Kaplan. Titled “Fresh From Elizabeth’s Kitchen” [Pennington Press Publishing Group] the book was written in response to a growing customer base who had benefited from Kaplan’s gluten-free organic baking mixes sold under the Pure Pantry label. Now a nationwide company, Pure Pantry was started two years ago as a local family business. Kaplan’s husband and mother partner in the venture. The bakery products are in Whole Foods, Jimbo’s Naturally and Sprouts, and just recently were made available in Canada. “There is such a need for good-tasting, gluten-free products so that’s why we started this company,” explained Kaplan, who had to go gluten-free when she was diagnosed with celiac disease — an autoimmune disease that damages the villi
Elizabeth Kaplan, the author of ‘Fresh From Elizabeth’s Kitchen,’ will teach a free cooking class at the San Diego County Fair. PHOTO: DIANE Y. WELCH in the small intestine – after she gave birth to her second child, Ryan. There is a genetic factor in the disease. Ryan developed it and Kaplan’s daughter and youngest son are gluten-intolerant. “So our whole family eats gluten-
free,” she said. Celiac disease causes problems for a lot of people, said Kaplan. In fact, one in a hundred people suffer with the condition, studies show. “But very few have actually been diagnosed,” she added. Kaplan was diagnosed
eight years ago and since then she has noticed more awareness about the condition. “The long-term effects of celiac disease are horrible” said Kaplan, “It can lead to stomach cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis and can affect the whole body.”
Early diagnosis is critical and changes to a gluten-free diet can facilitate a healthier life, she added. An understanding of the science of baking led Kaplan to experiment with blending different flours to make favorite recipes. (Kaplan studied at the Culinary Institute in San Francisco and later took a gluten-free baking course at the Natural Foods Institute in New York.) A gluten-free diet translates to no wheat, barley or rye. Instead amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat are substituted. Kaplan’s family eats a lot of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, organic lean beef, fish and chicken. They also eat dairy-free. “We always eat in,” she said. “We embrace the art of cooking, as it’s hard to dine out.” The book features allergen-free, family-friendly dishes, such as Mojito Chicken and Almond Encrusted Tilapia. Recipes focus on full-flavored and nutrient dense food with baked goods like Lemon Tea Bread,
Peach Cobbler Muffins and Blueberry Millet Scones being favorites, and Key Lime Meringue Pie satisfying the dessert craving. Everyone in the family loves the Sticky Toffee Pudding, said Kaplan, a dessert modified from a traditional English recipe. “Everyone can have their cake and eat it, too,” she quipped. In her passion to build awareness of gluten-free living, Kaplan lectures and does cooking and baking demonstrations. She has been featured on QVC and San Diego TV stations. Upcoming local events include a gluten-free cooking class at the San Diego County Fair on Sunday, June 19, at 2 p.m. in the San Diego Pavilion Culinary Salon; and a presentation and book signing at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. To find out more about the Pure Pantry product line or to purchase a book, which retails at $24.95, visit Kaplan’s website at www. thepurepantry.com
soundON Festival of Modern Music Thursday, June 16 – Saturday, June 18 1-Day Pass: $15/20 · 3-Day Pass: $40/50 Three nights and nine sets of the best in international contemporary chamber music. Featuring performances by San Diego New Music’s NOISE Ensemble, The Formalist Quartet, and special guest musicians. Join us at the Athenaeum at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla for concerts, visits by guest composers, open rehearsals, workshops, and a community concert in which anyone, with any level of experience can participate. Festival Schedule + Information: www.ljathenaeum.org/new_music CALL FOR TICKETS (858) 454-5872 ljathenaeum.org
CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING La Jolla Music Society SummerFest 25th Anniversary August 3 -26, 2011 FREE events throughout the festival, including SummerFest Encounters at the Athenaeum, Coaching workshops at The La Jolla Riford Library and Open Rehearsals at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium. Visit our website for a complete listing.
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Sleeping Beauty Wakes
Monday July 25-Friday July 29 Cost: $225 per session
When a father brings his sleeping daughter into a sleep disorder clinic, staff and patients mysteriously find themselves sharing the same dream. With beguiling characters, hypnotic lyrics, and a rockin’ score from GrooveLily, this musical about a father, a daughter and an unlikely suitor dives into the magical space between dreaming and waking.
MCASD is launching its first summer camp for 9- to 14-year-olds. Each half-day of camp will follow an artistic theme inspired by the exhibition on view, High Fidelity. Campers will explore traditional mediums as well as create with styles used by artist in the exhibition, such as abstract, pop, relief and light and space.
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An interview with NY Times bestselling author James Rollins BY ANTOINETTE KURITZ Contributor Eighty-four percent of Americans say they have a book in them, but most will never actually write it. And of those who do, few will do so successfully. One who does, to international acclaim, is James Rollins. A huge fan of his books, several years ago I asked Jim to keynote at the La Jolla Writers Conference where he gave a presentation that left us laughing and thinking and all feeling like part of the larger writing community. He also taught some amazing classes. Jim is not just a great writer, he is a great writing teacher. About to begin his tour for his newest release, “The Devil Colony,” Jim took a few minutes to answer some questions that, for you aspiring writers out there, should shed some light on writing, publishing, and process. James will be signing “The Devil Colony” at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore on Monday, June 27. 1. You are, by profession, a veterinarian. When did you know you wanted to be a writer, and how long after that did you actually begin to write? I blame my mother for my writing career. She read while I
was growing up, so I read. And that’s where all the insanity started. Sure I was interested in animals and science and knew since third grade that I would be a veterinarian — but I also loved to read. And reading was like throwing gasoline on the fire of an overactive imagination. Growing up with three brothers and three sisters, I was the “storyteller” of the family (what my mother called “The Liar”). So fiction writing was in my blood from a very young age. But I never considered writing as a real career. I thought you had to have some literary pedigree to be a successful author, the son of Hemingway or Fitzgerald. So instead I turned to my other passion for a career: veterinary medicine. But I made one mistake. I continued to read—and that little twisted corner of my imagination never fully died away and I began dabbling with writing again in my mid-thirties. First, I wrote a bunch of short stories that are safely buried in my backyard—then my first novel, which actually sold. 2. We often hear that there are no great writers, just great rewriters. How many edits do you give most of your books before they are ready for your readers? Besides the obvious, what are the
polish, it goes to typesetting where a “proof” of the book is prepared, and the book undergoes one last edit. All in all, I’d say each page of the book is edited at least twenty times. So, yes, writing is definitely rewriting.
James Rollins benefits of editing? And what is your editorial process like? Writing is definitely rewriting. It typically takes me an hour to write a single, double-spaced page. I dote on every sentence, every word. But still, once the book is written it goes through all stages of edits. First, I present the material to my critique group in town. They are my first readers, and believe me, they’re not kind. They make comments and basically tear it to pieces. So I address those issues before it gets to New York. Once there, my editor reads it and prepares an “edits letter” where she tells me all the BIG things wrong with the novel. So I address those major issues, then it goes to a copy editor who looks for the LITTLE errors: consistency flaws, grammar mistakes, etc. After that
3. What constitutes a writer; what threshold does someone have to cross before they become a writer? Published or not, if you are putting words on paper and trying to tell a story, you are a writer. Certainly we’re all at different levels of craft and experience. But we all have one thing in common: every writer (including myself) is an unfinished product, a work-inprogress. We’re always striving to do better—whether we’re first starting out or climbing the New York Times bestsellers’ list. What unites us is that constant struggle with prose and story. And in the end, we’re all in the same club. 4. Your books are full of detail. Who does your research, and have you ever been contacted by a reader who argued a point of reference with you? I do my own research. I can’t fathom doing it any other way. It is the process of researching a topic where I find a hundred new ideas for ways to take a story. For me,
research is plotting. As to mistakes, of course, they happen—and of course, I’m called out on it. The most common source of an error is when I think I know something, when I really don’t. If I’m unsure about a topic, I’ll research it fully to get it right. If I’m confident on a subject, that’s when mistakes happen. 5. When you started writing, how did you choose your genre – or did it choose you? That’s a good question. I think writers should write in a genre that they’re passionate about (i.e., read voraciously). Growing up, I read across all genres and still do. I love mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, even literary novels. So when it came to writing my own material, I didn’t know where to start. I dabbled in all sorts of different genres, and ultimately I think my books are a bit of mix. I write novels that explore the edges of the scientific frontier (ie., science fiction), but I also fold in bits of history that end in question marks (ie., mysteries). And of course, my stories are full-blooded rollercoaster rides when it comes to threats and plots (ie., action/adventure). This mix has confounded my publishers, enough that at one
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Concerts at the Cove series kicks off June 16 Solana Beach begins its annual Concerts at the Cove series Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. The concerts will be held Thursdays from June 16-Aug. 25 (with the exception of one which will be held Friday, July 1, instead of June 30). This week’s featured artist is Laura Roppe. Neighbors are invited to bring beach chairs, blankets, and picnics for this free event. Alcohol, pets, tobacco and grills are not allowed. For more information, visit 858-720-2453 or visit cityofsolanabeach.org or solana-beach.hdso.net/Events/CS_Concerts. pdf Fletcher Cove Park is located at 140 So. Sierra Ave, Solana Beach. The schedule includes: June 16: Laura Roppe; June 23: Chase Morrin; July 1: Metro; July 7: Symphony Brass Quintet; July 14: The Bayou Brothers; July 21: Michael Tiernan; July 28: Rodello’s Machine; Aug. 4: Marine Corps Jazz Combo; Aug. 11: Maren Parusel; Aug. 18: Justin Froese ; Aug. 25: Billy Watson.
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Jason Segal and Alex Mueller are offering a Cinema Camp this summer.
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Canyon Crest Academy graduate Alex Mueller and incoming senior Jason Segal are offering a Cinema Camp for kids this summer. Campers will learn all aspects of filmmaking: how to operate a camera, edit videos and create graphics. Over a one-week period, students will make a short film based on their own idea. The pair of instructors have been a part of the school’s Envision Cinema Conservatory for three years and regularly create professional film and TV productions for CCA-TV and local film festivals. Camp will be offered in three sessions: July 18-22 (ages 12-14), July 25-29 (ages 12-14) and Aug. 1-5 (ages 8-11). Camp runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $140 for one week. To register, contact Jason Segal at (858) 334-5577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ to perform at SD Fair June 28 The Fabulous Thunderbirds will perform at the San Diego County Fair, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., in Del Mar, on June 28 at 9 p.m. Tickets to the show are free with fair admission. For more information, visit www.sdfair.com.
Annual Beer & Sake Festival to be held June 23 at Marriott Del Mar The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana (JSSDT) will host the ninth Annual Beer & Sake Festival on Thursday, June 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. The tasting event brings together San Diego’s top chefs to showcase their Japanese culinary and sake traditions for the San Diego community. The San Diego Marriott Del Mar is located at 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130. Admission to the festival is $60 per person or $40 for JSSDT members and can be purchased online at http://2011beerandsakefestival.eventbrite.com.
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North Coast Rep to present â€˜Ted Williams: A Tip of the Capâ€™ â€œTed Williams: A Tip of the Capâ€? will be performed at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, 21. Tickets $15-$20 at NCRT Box Office (noon to 4 p.m. daily) 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach and northcoastrep. org. This one-person tour de force performance encompasses the life of one of baseballâ€™s legendary greats: The Boston Red Soxâ€™s Ted Williams who was born and raised in San Diego. Written and directed by North
Coast Repertory Theatreâ€™s Matt Thompson, and starring Johnny Clark, it follows Williamsâ€™ life from his humble beginnings to his shining accomplishments on the diamond. Through performance and visual imagery, â€œThe Splendid Splinterâ€? recalls his life on and off the field; his failed marriages; his distant sense of family; his scoffs with the media; his heroics in The Korean War; his near impossible accomplishment of hitting .406; and finally his entrance into baseballâ€™s Hall of Fame.
Cop Hop benefits Police Foundation and Police Historical Association The San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Police Historical Association will take a trip back in time while hosting the inaugural Cop Hop: Celebrating the History and Heroes of the SDPD on Saturday, June 25. About 500 guests are expected to jive to big-band sound while they revel in optimism of the era of the baby boom and heightened community spirit. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, and San Diego Chief of Police William Lansdowne will be in the spotlight at this fundraiser taking place at the Atoll Home, the private residence of San Diego businessman and community leader, Ramin Pourteymour at 9805 Blackgold Road in La Jolla. State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will be in attendance along with city and county officials,
dignitaries, business leaders, public-safetyminded citizens and philanthropists. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a 40â€™s flare, featuring photo opportunities with vintage police vehicles, silent and LIVE auction action, and music from the award-winning swing band, Big Time Operator. Valet parking included with thanks to Ace Parking. All event proceeds will benefit the San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Police Historical Association. Tickets are available at www.sdpolicefoundation.org or by calling (858) 453-5060. Anyone who is interested in making a donation for the silent auction, sponsorship or tickets can call Melissa Russell, Realtor with Willis Allen Real Estate, Rancho Santa Fe, at 619-8504061.
Preparing to pay for the rising cost of college Rancho Bernardo woman teaches free workshops to help parents save thousands Rancho Bernardo---Parents that are planning on sending a child to college in the next few years, but arenâ€™t quite sure how to pay for it can now rest a little easier. Michelle Mai of College Planning Source has been educating parents in the community for over 7 years about what to do if they havenâ€™t saved enough for college. â€˜Itâ€™s really sad, but most parents that we talk to have done real well ÂżQDQFLDOO\EXWQHYHUIRXQGWKHWLPH to save for college, and now theyâ€™re facing a bill of $20,000-$58,000 a year, and they donâ€™t know who to
turn to,â€™ she says. Parents will have two opportunities to hear Michelle speak in June. She is teaching her class â€˜How to Maximize Your Studentâ€™s Future Financial Aid Award While Minimizing Your Familyâ€™s Out-of-Pocket Costs!â€™ on Saturday, June 25th (11:45am1:15pm) at the Carmel Valley Library; and Saturday, July 16th (10:30am-11:45am) at the Carmel Mountain Library. The workshop will focus on littleknown ways of getting money for college, no matter how much income you make, or how good of a student
you have. The class will include such topics as how to double or triple your eligibility for free grant money, the secret to sending your child to a private or UC school for less than the cost of a Cal State school, and the single biggest mistake that 9 out of 10 parents make when planning for college. â€˜Donâ€™t forget: the class is free, but seats are limited, and weâ€™ve had to turn away people in previous months.â€™ You can reserve a seat by calling (858) 676-0700 or registering online at www.collegeplanningsource.com
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Fairâ€™s magicians will amaze Do you believe in magic? The 2011 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on, is going to be loaded with sleight-ofhand artists this year. Magician Terry Godfrey has three shows every day at the stage by the tunnel in the Infield. Times are 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. Terry also will entertain at the Fairâ€™s Oâ€™Brien Gate prior to the daily opening of the Fair. In the week before the Fair opened, Terry performed a â€œblindfolded driveâ€? down Jimmy Durante Boulevard into the Fairâ€™s parking lot, which was covered by a number of San Diego television stations. Robert Meigs will host â€œCabinet of Curiosities,â€? a â€œmuseum of magic,â€? on the Plaza Stage every day at 11:30 a. m. Godfrey and Meigs will join forces to host Abra-KidAbra, a magic camp for kids, in the Creative Youth tent in the Infield on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. At Abra-KidAbra, the two illusionists will teach magic and let the kids keep the props. Finally, on Saturday, June 25, Ring 76 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians puts on â€œBelieve in Magic,â€? a one-hour stage show featuring several nationally and internationally known performers. There are two showings â€“ at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Plaza Stage. Visit www.sdfair.com.
Amanda Molin with Scrappy and Trooper
Adorable Pitt Bull-mix puppies need new families Meet Scrappy and Trooper, two beautiful Pit Bull mix puppies who need new families. A few short weeks ago, Scrappy and Trooper, five month-old female strays, were found wandering together in the San Bernardino area. When they were taken in at the Devore Animal Shelter they were tired, hungry, scared and malnourished. The Molin family and several others in Rancho Santa Fe have been helping the rescue group BULLpen by fostering stray and abandoned Pitt Bulls. Amanda Molin has been helping to take care of Scrappy, (Pit Bull Terrier mix, the little brown one) and Trooper, ( Pit Bull Collie mix) in preparation for getting a dog of her own when she turns 10. The Molin family will be traveling out of the country from June 20 until August 2012. They are looking for two families to permanently adopt these adorable female puppies, which are now in excellent health. â€œI love Trooper and Scrappy,â€? said Amanda. â€œThey are so sweet, and playful and theyâ€™re always so happy to see us. I just
wish they could find someone nice to take care of them when I leave, so I know they will be safe and loved.â€? The puppies are kidfriendly, well behaved and, finally, according to Elise Molin, potty trained. Molin has been working with Jesse Orosco and Brittany Hilzinger of The BULLpen, an organization that rescues Pitt Bulls threatened with death. The BULLpen places Pit Bulls with foster care families until a family can be found to adopt them. â€œThey need donations in order to continue saving dogs from the Devore Animal Shelter, where healthy dogs can be put to death after only four days,â€? said Molin. The Molin family asks if you, or anyone you know, is interested in adopting Scrappy and Trooper, to call Elise Molin at 858-504 0798 or email her at friismolin@mac. com. For more information about The BULLpen, contact Jesse Orosco at jorosco87@ yahoo.com or call 858-386 8696.
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Jake’s Del Mar announces ‘Educator of the Month’ honorees Jake’s Del Mar restaurant has announced its May Educator of the Month honorees. Jake’s Educator of the Month program, established in 1990, recognizes outstanding educators and faculty from schools in the North County Communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. Each winner receives a $40 gift certificate to dine at Jake’s Del Mar. These honorees include: Joni DeGroot, (Ashley Falls School), Linda Dugger, (Carmel Del Mar School) Ian Phillip, (Del Mar Heights School) Donna Kuriyama, (Del Mar Hills Academy of Arts and Sciences), Carol Sharpe, (Ocean Air School) Parrisa Esmaili, (Sage Canyon School), Cindy Monaghan, (Sycamore Ridge), Kylie Hopwood, (Torrey Hills School) Katie Willadsenj, (Notre Dame Academy) Amy Pobst, (Solana Vista School) Johanna Anderson, (Solana Pacific) Christine Murphy, (Solana Highlands), Carolyn Roberts, (Carmel Creek Elementary) Cynthia Nixon, (Santa Fe Christian School) Ann Ware, (Tri City Christian) Valerie Golden, (Ada Harris Elementary) and Nicole Goffigan (San Marcos Middle School).
Volunteers needed for Voices for Children Nearly 300 children are waiting for your help right now. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and make a lasting difference in the life of a foster child. Much more than a mentor, CASA volunteers advocate for children in court and give their recommendations to the judge. Please become a CASA today and speak for children who cannot speak for themselves. Upcoming session dates are June 22 and July 20 at 5:30 p.m. Please call 858-598-2235 for the location or visit www.speakupnow.org for more information and to see a video about Voices for Children.
QUESTIONS continued from page B1 Mar that we were heading to see, but took a wrong turn and ended up in Carmel Valley. We have been here ever since! 2. What are your plans for the San Diego Jewish Academy? There are a lot of exciting things happening at SDJA. Our executive director of 13 years, Larry Acheatel, is retiring at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, so we are currently involved in a national search for a new executive director. Opening in the fall, our new preschool will offer a refreshing Reggio-inspired, Jewishly-infused approach — with a dynamic director. Our academic programs continue to shine, most recently with three of our students being recognized by the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and our high school graduates consistently attend the finest colleges and universities in the country. Personally, my goal is to foster and nurture the warm and caring community of families at SDJA. 3. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract, or improve in the education field? I would find a way to help students learn for the sake of learning, and take the emphasis off of grades and standardized testing scores. The stress that is placed on our students to be the perfect, well-rounded student that look good on paper for college admission officers is enormous, and I really feel that the one thing that is being sacri-
ficed today is the joy of learning. Also, from a Jewish day school perspective, I would love to find a way to reduce the cost of giving children this unique values-based educational gift. Our goal at SDJA is to strive to educate all Jewish children, regardless of their family’s ability to afford the tuition. Unfortunately, in today’s economy, without a substantial endowment for tuition assistance, this goal sometimes can’t be met. This school year we awarded $1.1 million in tuition assistance for needy families, yet that still wasn’t enough. Additionally, I would love to see our school have a track for children with special needs so that we could truly educate ALL Jewish children. 4. Who or what inspires you? I am inspired by my three children, Benjamin, Michaela and Sydney, and all the students at SDJA who give me hope of a bright future for our country and our world. 5. If you hosted a dinner party for 8, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Because I would love to learn more about my ancestors and where I come from, I would invite my great-grandmother, Sarah, for whom I was named. Also on my list: Golda Meir, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Michelle Obama, Paul McCartney, Bono and, of course, my husband Fred, who makes every experience we share more interesting. 6. Tell us about what you are currently reading. I just finished John Fowles’ “The French Lieu-
tenant’s Woman” for a new book club that I started at SDJA for parents facilitated by the Upper School faculty. 7. Name a few of your favorite movies. “Barefoot in the Park, American President, A Beautiful Mind, Slumdog Millionaire.” 8. What haven’t you achieved in your life that you would still like to? My son Benjamin and I have always dreamed about going on the reality television show “The Amazing Race.” We are both adventurous and love to travel, and are very close. I’m hoping that when he graduates from college next year we can make this dream a reality. 9. What is your favorite vacation spot? I love sightseeing and exploring other countries and cultures. With it’s incredible scenery, great food and Italian hospitality, Italy’s Amalfi Coast, surrounded by my family, would be the perfect vacation. Fred and I were there on our honeymoon 24 years ago, and went back again for our 20th anniversary. It’s paradise. 10. What is your motto or philosophy of life? Tikkun Olam, the Hebrew phrase for “repairing the world.” By showing kindness to strangers and helping others, particularly those less fortunate that ourselves, each of us can make this world a better place in which to live. I teach my children about Tikkun Olam and we do community service projects together — it’s even on my license plate!
Solana Beach School District teachers honored The Solana Beach School District’s annual end-of-year celebration was held June 7 at the Del Mar Hilton. Awards were given to the following teachers: (Top photo, l-r) Classified Employees of the Year: District Classified Employee of the Year Monica Smith (District Office); Nancy L’Esperance (Solana Vista); Hilda Majewski (Carmel Creek); Edith Torres (Skyline); Susan Callagy (Solana Pacific); Lydia Noble (Solana Santa Fe); Katy Weigand (Child Dev. Center). (Bottom photo, l-r) Certificated Employees of the Year: Dorothy Tsai (Skyline); Lisa Busalacchi-Ryder (Child Dev. Center); Jennene Johnsen (Solana Pacific); Tarri Baldwin (Solana Highlands); Marilyn Tajalle (Solana Santa Fe); Judy Wright (Carmel Creek), District Certificated Employee of the Year; Kelsey Holohan (Solana Vista). Photos courtesy of Stacey Phillips
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Mille Fleurs ■ 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe ■ (858) 756-3085 ■ www.millefleurs.com ■ The Vibe: Romantic, Intimate, Dressy Casual ■ Signature Dish: ‘Wiener Schnitzel’ of Veal Loin ■ Open Since: 1985 ■ Reservations: Recommended ■ Patio Seating: Yes
■ Take Out: No ■ Happy Hour: 3:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday ■ Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday Dinner 6 p.m. to close Sunday-Friday Dinner 5:30 p.m. to close Saturday
A fountain is the centerpiece of The Courtyard at Mille Fleurs. Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops, with Chino’s Farm summer vegetables, green herbs and lamb jus
Quaint Mille Fleurs sits nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe BY KELLEY CARLSON he French countryside can be found among the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe. Nestled in the heart of the village is the romantic Mille Fleurs restaurant, named for the floral pattern on the rare blue-and-white Portuguese Delft tile inlaid in the walls. The entrance to the establishment is through a courtyard framed by numerous flowers. Guests are greeted by the sight of bright yellow umbrellas shading about a dozen tables, as a fountain bubbles in the center. Inside the restaurant, patrons can opt for an intimate or casual experience, with several seating areas from which to choose. The Fountain Room, which has French doors that provide views of the courtyard, is adjacent to the bar. Music is softly played from the piano in the far corner each night, although after 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, the tempo picks
The Celebrity room features a fireplace and can seat up to 30 guests.
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up and guests begin to dance, according to owner Bertrand Hug. A less-expensive, casual menu — the Petits Plats — is offered in this part of the restaurant; small plates may range from a simple Garden Salad to Lobster Bisque, while entrees may include Black Mussels “Au Gratin” and Confit of Maple Leaf Farm Duck. Several rooms in the restaurant are semi-private, decorated in blue, pink and golden hues to complement the prominently displayed Mille Fleurs, or “thousand flowers,” Delft tiles. The centerpiece in The Celebrity is the constantly crackling fireplace, while The Flower Basket has a large rectangular table and a long, cushioned seat along a wall. Foliage and flowers can be seen by day from The Terrace, which has plenty of natural lighting due to the numerous glass panes in its doors. Upstairs is the private Delft Room, with golden tones and skylights. It accommodates up to 20 guests and
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has media viewing availability. Chef Martin Woesle varies the menu daily, and bases his decisions on the availability of ingredients from nearby Chino Farm, according to Hug. Appetizers and entrees that might be offered include Burgundy Escargots, Yellowfin Tuna and Green Bean Salad, Lamb Prepared Two Ways and the Prime Beef Cheese Burger. For dessert, a patron might find Pear and Goat Cheese Tartlet, Frozen Cherry Nougat or Truffles of Belgian Chocolate. Reservations are recommended at Mille Fleurs — the restaurant’s busiest times tend to be during the Del Mar racing season and holidays, Hug said. “We are modern, yet quaint,” he said. “We serve the freshest food, and we change the menu every day. The people who work here have been here forever. We have so many regulars coming in, they know they will find a friendly face.”
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Craftsman furniture fans will flock to Stickley exhibition “Gustav Stickley & The American Arts and Crafts Movement,” the first nationally touring exhibition to focus on the artist’s career and his contributions to the history of American design and architecture, will show June 18–Sept. 11 at The San Diego Museum of Art. The collection contains furniture, metal ware and embroidered textiles, and the majority of objects come from private collections never seen by the public. Focusing on Stickley’s most creative period, 1900 to 1913, the exhibition illuminates the vibrant identity of the “Craftsman” style that Stickley developed and furthered through his wares. Stickley offered customers a complete lifestyle based on his philosophy of simple design and quality materials, a philosophy disseminated both through his magazine, “The Craftsman,” and in his stores. One of the highlights is the re-creation of the dining room first displayed in the 1903 Arts and Crafts Exhibition organized by Stickley and exhibited in his Syracuse Craftsman Building. Other highlights include an armoire, c. 1907-1912, that Stickley kept for private use in the decades after he sold his business, and works showcasing his experimentation with different varnishes, which can still be seen as a patchwork of colors on the undersides of the drawers. Also on view is a rare armchair, c. 1903, with copper and wood inlay reflecting Stickley’s brief foray into decorated Arts and
Rose motif screen by Gustav Stickley Crafts furniture influenced by the work of progressive British and Scottish designers. In connection with the show, the Museum’s second annual Summer Salon Series continues Thursdays through Sept. 1. This year’s theme is “What a City Needs,” to reflect Stickley’s utopian vision of how to build a community. An illustrated 272-page catalogue by Kevin W. Tucker, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Dallas Museum of Art accompanies the exhibition.
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South Pacific ‘Paradise’ comes to the Maritime Museum BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Contributor Whether you’re a sailing enthusiast, a confirmed landlubber, or a lover of history, art, and tales of the South Pacific, downtown’s waterfront Maritime Museum has a show for you: “Cook, Melville & Gauguin: Three Voyages to Paradise.” The 156-piece exhibit contains a wealth of art and artifacts relating to the voyages of Captain James Cook (1728-79), writer Herman Melville (1819-91) and artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). Among these is the largest display of Gauguin’s sculptures ever shown. Most of the pieces come from the Kelton Foundation, whose president, Richard Kelton, is an adventurous sailor and renowned collector of Pacific and maritime art. “I love the sea, I’ve sailed to all these areas, and I’ve had a long association with the Maritime Museum,” he said. Though he lives in Santa Monica, he calls San Diego his second home, since the family real estate firm he helmed for 35 years has built over 15,000 homes here.
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What: “Cook, Melville & Gauguin: Three Voyages to Paradise” Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to Jan. 1 Tickets: $10, plus museum admission Contact: (619) 2349153 Website: sdmaritime. org
1. The Explorer Cook embodied 18th-century ideals for the pursuit of knowledge. Naturalists and artists onboard his ships collected and recorded the tropical exotica they saw, and accounts of his adventures were bestsellers in Britain. The places he visited seemed truly paradisiacal until he overstayed his welcome in Hawaii, and angry islanders put an end to his exploring.
The exhibit is installed in two parts on two of the museum’s eight historic ships: the Berkeley, a late-19th-century steam ferry, has the art, and the history goes to H.M.S. Surprise, a 1970 replica of an 18th-century Royal Navy frigate, that was seen in “Master & Commander,” and more recently, in “Pirates of the Carribbean 4.” Your voyage begins on the Berkeley, with a huge modern painting made by Australian elders, representing visions from their Dreamtime. Going below, you enter the world of Gauguin. The standout is a newlydiscovered erotic sculp-
2. The Author Melville’s tales of his Pacific adventures, sailing on whaling ships and, for awhile, “going native,” made his early books like “Typee” and “Omoo” big hits in America, though the critical reception of “Moby Dick” sank his literary career. He saw paradise being despoiled by missionaries and colonizers.
Mask of Tehamana, one of Gauguin’s young island women, a bronze casting by Valsuani after the original wood carving by Paul Gauguin (c.1893). ©2011 The Kelton Foundation ture, believed to be one of the artist’s lost woodcarvings. But there are other delights, like the Japanese-influenced Resurrection Sarcophagus, which he gave to his long-suffering French wife to explain the life choices that kept him from home. On the Surprise, mari-
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time history comes alive as you walk past a replica of Cook’s cabin, examine a variety of quintants and sextants, watch film clips from Moby Dick, Adventures in Paradise or Mutiny on the Bounty, and really feel what it might have been like to be on one of those voyages of discovery. “We hope this exhibit gives viewers a sense of the importance of at-
3. The Artist By the time Gauguin sailed from France to Tahiti, traditional culture was waning, but he managed to go native for years, perpetuating his romantic vision by portraying young island women in the lush settings of a paradise that was already lost.
tempting to preserve whatever paradises still exist in the world,” Kelton said. According to his partner, Mary Nicholls, who has accompanied him on many voyages, Richard Kelton is both sailor and scholar. “He just can’t help himself,” she said. “He started focusing on Gauguin in Tahiti; it’s just been a love affair since
then. And every long voyage we’ve done, we took one or two scientists along. His major plan was enabling them to reach the islands and pursue their area of research.” According to Robyn Gallant, Director of Events, the exhibit is quite a coup for the Maritime Museum. “A number of other museums across the country were very disappointed that we got the Kelton collection and they didn’t,” she said. Museum staff and volunteers, many with their own experiences of sailing the South Pacific, spent months preparing for the exhibit. Among them is La Jollan Neva Sullaway, a former “sea-going hitchhiker” and editor of the impressive Maritime History Journal, which doubles as the show’s catalog. “My familiarity with the area and with Cook, Melville and Gauguin made the opportunity to do the catalog just thrilling for me,” she said. Share the adventure this summer. See Paradise at the Maritime Museum.
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A look at ‘Solana Beach, THEN & NOW’
ity Hall Gallery was the site June 9 of “Solana Beach, THEN & NOW,” a celebration of the city’s history. The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society presented a visual history, with images showing the physical changes to the city over time. A short film featured interviews from key players regarding the formation of the city, challenges the city initially faced, its accomplishments, and culminating with a vision from the mayor on where the city is heading. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
Mary Jane Boyd, Judy Hegenauer, Linette Page, Margaret Schlesinger
Cindi and Dave Clemons
Nancy and Bob Gottfredson
Celine Olson, Jackie Barrett
Councilmen Joe Kellejian and Dave Roberts hold a poster for the inaugural train service.
Karen Williams, Sean MacLeod
Carol Childs, Judy Hegenauer
Mayor Lesa Heebner and Mary Jane Boyd
Spirit Winds breeze through First Thursdays
t was a beautiful night and an upbeat performance by Adrienne Nims and her Sprit Wind band at the Del Mar Powerhouse for the season finale of First Thursdays. For more information about First Thursdays, contact www.DelMarFoundation.org. Courtesy Lynn Gaylord
Social hour at the Del Mar Powerhouse
Adrienne Nims & her Spirit Wind band
Larry Brooks, Margi Sargis, Dick Raack
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Jan Leadon, Hilde Koessler, Betsy Winsett
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Breakfast benefits Boys & Girls Clubs
ennis and Marie Green chaired the “Bright Futures Breakfast” on June 8 at Harper Branch. The event spotlighted the efforts by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito to serve local youth.
Keith Padgett, Marie Green, Dennis Green, Ted Roth
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Cherries: The choice of champions for a variety of reasons! The Kitchen Shrink
BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN Contributor he sweet but short season for these ruby (and sometimes golden, burgundy/black or mottled) beauties, “the caviar of fruits,” has arrived. Pick ‘em while they’re good and plenty. Here’s a primer to help you get the most and best out of the summer of cherries.
In the beginning Sweet and sour versions of this stone fruit have been around since the days of Fred Flintstone. The ancient
Greeks started cultivating the sweet cherry that has blossomed into more than 1,000 varieties today. The Roman’s prized both its timber and titillating fruit, which they named after the town, Cerasus, the point of cherry export to Europe. Food folklorists claim the stony seed was probably first transported by birds to the continent, then English colonists brought sweet cherries to America around 1629. Spanish missionaries introduced them to California where it became an established cherry cultivating region in the 1800s. Cherry a day keeps doc away A close cousin to the almond, peach, apricot and plum, cherries are as divine and delicious as they are healthful. Feeling creaky, achy, tuckered out? Eat a few cherries, loaded with anthocyanins that give the fruit its intense hue and are known for alleviating the pain and swelling from arthritic joints and the gout by blocking inflammatory enzymes. The rich store of boron also
boosts bone health. A little logy? Raw cherries are a great source of fiber, like nature’s roto-rooter. Having trouble catching your zzz’s? They’re packed with the hormone melatonin that regulates circadian sleep patterns and alleviates jet lag. Low on potassium? One cup of these red beauties will amp up these levels to put the skids on hypertension and boost heart and kidney function. “Bad” cholesterol levels too high? Phytoserols in this fruit will help shrink LDL. Bugged by back pain? Tart cherries have been found to lower urate levels in the body to alleviate muscle and other aches. Cherries also contain a flavonoid called quercetin that has been found to reduce the risk factors for heart disease, especially “belly” fat. Cherry on Top The sweet Bing, Tulare, Rainier and the Royal Ann (which morphs into the maraschino) are sweet. The tart ones include the Nanking and Evans. Bright red, sour cherries have the highest levels of antioxidants and vitamins.
One tree produces about 7,000 cherries, enough to whip up a mixed fruit compote, an airy soufflé, a cherry pie, scones, biscotti, muffins, cobblers or top off a cheesecake with these glazed beauts. Make a gelato sundae with a flambéed, brandied cherry sauce. Toss them in your smoothies or drink the juice straight up. Whet your adult whistle with a cherry sling, daiquiri or amaretto cherry sour. For savory dishes, try grilled salmon with cherry drizzle, an apricot cherry chicken bake, and Mediterranean tabouli or couscous with dried cherries. Or just munch on them cold, right out of the fridge. Cherry Gazpacho At right is a multitasking, chilled summer soup — that might even help you sleep better and wake up with more limber joints. Standing advice with cherries – watch out for those pits! For additional cherry recipes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit FreeRangeClub.com
Cherry Gazpacho 1 pound ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 pound Bing cherries, pitted 2 celery stalks, diced 1/2 red onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Persian cucumbers, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons white balsamic or sherry vinegar Sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste Directions: Combine ingredients in a glass bowl, cover and chill overnight. Blend in a food processor to desired texture. Ladle in bowls, garnish with fresh, whole cherries and cilantro sprigs.
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Torrey Pines High Expression Session
orrey Pines High Schoolâ€™s award-winning dance department held an Expression Session on June 11 in the school gym, presenting pieces from an array of styles, including hip hop, lyrical, jazz and modern. One of the dances received top marks at a national competition earlier this year. The program included choreography from students and professional choreographers. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
Witches of Oz
â€œJersey Shoreâ€? Kelsey Richards dances â€˜Somewhere Only We Know.â€™
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75-year-old county fair loaded with local history BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor This year marks the 75th anniversary of the San Diego County Fair’s location at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which opened to great fanfare in the fall of 1936. The county fair’s history is one that draws on local personalities and international celebrities. Yet its roots started humbly in 1880 when Frank Kimball spearheaded the firstever county fair in National City. Itinerant in its early decades, the fair was picked up by interested parties in Escondido in the late 1880s. News accounts retold how Wyatt Earp served as the equestrian judge. Exhibits were housed in a circus tent erected at Washington and Grant Streets. Admission for “grown ups” was a quarter and kids were admitted for 15 cents. Horse racing on the beach with side betting was a major attraction when the fair was held in Coronado in the Armory Hall at Fourth and Ash. Julian was reported to be a major exhibitor of
This opening day photo is included in the book Images of America: ‘Del Mar Fairgrounds.’ fruits, grain and minerals. Interest in the fair was manifested when San Diego held it in Balboa Park in 1915 and it was suggested that
100 acres be set aside for building a racetrack. In subsequent years, Oceanside presented the fair. Media accounts had the fair being in
Escondido from 1909 through 1912 then again in Balboa Park in the 1920s. The opportunity for the fair to be located in a perma-
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nent location occurred in 1933 when Proposition 33 allowed pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. The 22nd District Agricultural Association, a dormant entity, was reactivated then for the purpose of presenting the San Diego County Fair. Governor Merriam came to Del Mar and placed a corner stone at the Mission Tower Plaza declaring the fair a major California Exposition. It became a construction project for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with buildings designed by architects Sam and Joe Hamill, who interpreted a mission revivalstyle design. Fall dates of Oct. 8 through 18 dates were selected for the fair’s first run. It was the start of the rainy season and for most of the 11 days it poured, flooding the grounds. But the attractions were not dampened by the weather. Spanish Fiesta Girls performed in “dazzling” costumes and Bunny Dryden, world’s champion high-wire
walker went from the Midway to the Grandstand on a single wire 110 feet above the ground without a net. There was a merry-go-round and ferris wheel; a “hoochiekoochie” sideshow featured “Little Egypt” who promised to “bare all” inside a tent for a dime, with a fireworks show in front of the grandstand that ended the well attended and sunny first day. The following year the racetrack opened, and the county fair’s run was scheduled in the summer, starting the annual trend that remains today. More history on the San Diego County Fair, the racetrack, and the fairgrounds, is included in the book, Images of America: “Del Mar Fairgrounds” [Arcadia, 2008] coauthored by Diane Y. Welch, B. Paul Welch and the 22nd DAA. Meet Diane and Paul Welch at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at the Theme Exhibit Gift Shop location where they will be doing a book signing on Friday, July 1, from noon-3 p.m.
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San Diego County Fair opens in DM
he 2011 San Diego County Fair opened June 10 and runs through Monday, July 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Opening (The fair is closed Mondays, June 20 and 27.) The fair features more than 100 food vendors, commercial exhibitors, rides and attractions, the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower and Garden Show, an educational Theme Exhibit, and a lineup of headliner entertainment. or more, visit www.sdfair. com. Photos: Jon Clark
Larry Hawkins with Isabelle, Preston and Amy Malik
Race Race car driver Bomber cut the red ribbon as his pit crew and race car driver Oil Can held onto it to open the 2011 San Diego County Fair.
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One of the under 5 pie eaters, Emily, shows how much she enjoyed the pie.
The first round of adult participants in a pie-eating contest. Coco’s and Carrows provided pies for the contest and had their own pie eating contest between the managers.
Cars of all kinds signified the theme ‘Race to the Fair.’
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ROLLINS continued from page B4 meeting in New York, my publisher sat me down at a table and asked me “What do you write?” My answer: “I write like James Rollins.” 6. Who do you read? Which authors have books on your shelves and why? To fully answer that would take an entire volume. Like I mentioned I still read across a gamut of genres. My shelves are full of old pulp reprints from the thirties and forties, where “scientific adventures” had their start. But I also go further back to Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and H. Rider Haggard. But I also love the modern masters of this type of pulp story. That includes Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, and Dean Koontz. But I have a slew of fantasy writers I love: Terry Brooks, George R.R. Martin, and of course, Tolkien. I also love the mysteries of Nevada Barr (for the way she blends suspenseful mysteries with evocative depictions of the natural world). I love Dan Simmons, who wields words like no other, no matter what genre he writes. And the list could go on and on. 7. Give us a short overview of “The Devil Colony” and what inspired it. The new book started from an argument. I have sev-
eral friends who are Mormons, and at a dinner, I overheard a heated discussion among them about a controversial and contested section of the Book of Mormon: specifically that the Native Americans are said to be descendants from one of the ten lost tribes of Israel. While on face value this seems like a wild claim, and genetics certainly seems to dismiss this possibility, I was intrigued—and it started a yearlong investigation into Native American history, Jewish lore, and the early founding of America. To my total surprise, gathering information from disparate sources, pieces began to fall together in a most startling fashion. Why hadn’t anyone put these pieces together before? Not only were these resources valid and the facts gathered backed by solid research, but they came together so perfectly that the picture that finally came to light had to be true—astoundingly and disturbingly true. It alters all we understand about American history. I knew I had to tell this story. 8. At the heart of most of your books there is always a controversial theme. What do hope your readers take away from your books? The number one goal of all my books is simple: to entertain. I try to craft a story that is as much of a rollercoaster as it a thriller. But ultimately for a story to have some reso-
nance, I believe it should leave the reader with something to think about after he or she turns that last page. It’s one of the reasons at the end of each novel, I lay out what’s true and what’s not in the book. In The Devil Colony, I raise questions about the founding of this country, specifically the role that Native Americans played in that formation. Some of the most startling revelations are true. But I also broach topics about the dangers of nanotechnology, about a geological disaster brewing out West, and about mysteries at the heart of the Book of Mormon. 9. Give us three qualities of a great writer. And of a great book. In regards to a writer, I respect those individuals who are always pushing their boundaries—both in subject matter and in their own abilities. Second, a great writer should never forget his or her reader and respect that unspoken contract with them. Last-
La Jolla Festival of the Arts to be held June 18-19 The works of some 200 artists and master craftsman will fill Warren Field on the east campus of USCD from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18-19 at the 25th annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts. New this year will be craft beers and fine wines. Guests will be treated to art demonstrations, book signings, a car show, musical entertainment and international foods area. Children can try their hands at art projects, games and other activities. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. Parking is free at Genesee Avenue and Campus Point Drive. Visit www.lajollaartfestival. org or call (858) 683-3700.
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ly (and this may seem contradictory to the last statement), the best writers are those who constantly strive to surprise their readers, to challenge them and never let them fully see what’s coming. As to a great book, it should entertain, illuminate, and inspire. 10. There is a lot of talk about the end of books. Do you see this as simply an evolution, or will the move to e-books truly impact what we read, and if so, how? Again, volumes could be written on this subject. And I’m certainly no expert. I think there will always be a place for the printed book, but the trend (especially with younger readers who grew up in this electronic age) is moving to e-books. What does this mean? I personally believe that this might be a good thing. That more people will be buying and reading, simple because of the convenience of these devices. But only time will tell. We’re definitely in a new world. 11. Who are your readers? I have fielded mail from readers as young as twelve and as old as ninety. And while my stories are more pitched as action/adventure (and hence geared more toward men), a greater share of my readers are actually women. And I think that’s because I strive my best to bring real women into the typical male adventure. The
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heard her say or write, “I hate this damn job.” She resigned from the governor’s job in July 2009, with more than a year left on her term. • Palin’s gubernatorial campaign violated state election law when it coordinated with an outside group, the Republican Governor’s Association, to produce a commercial that portrayed Palin in a positive light while giving a negative connotation to Palin’s opponent. • Palin was outraged at a perceived slight by former House speaker Newt Gingrich, regarding a speaking engagement at a congressional fund-raising dinner. Palin reportedly wrote in an email, “I went from being the invited keynote speaker back in February, to just the surprise introducer of the speaker this month, to the back-of-thebus’er (“sit down and shut up”) the day before the event. One of the organizers told Meg last night that Newt pulled the plug, said he didn’t want me to ‘steal the show’.”
women in my books are not just arm candy for the men, nor are they damsels in distress who need saving. They are critical to the story, plus they allow me to fold in great romantic tensions. 12. What is the best advice you received as a beginning writer? To write characters that people care about. No matter how exciting a story is or how well crafted a plot, if your readers aren’t invested in those characters, then you’ve lost before you’ve even begun. So all stories should first start with addressing the characters in your novel: who are you taking with you on that journey? 13. What advice do you give aspiring authors? It’s one word: READ. There’s the old adage that you should “write every day” if you wish to get published, which is definitely true. You do need to practice and hone your craft. But I’d like to add a caveat to that old nugget: “Write everyday, but read every night.” There is no better teacher on the craft than a good book. Whatever problem you struggle with during your writing day (dialog, opening a scene, etc), you’ll discover a great example on how to address that in the book you read that night. If you write everyday and read every night, you’ll grow stronger and stronger as a writer. That, and don’t forget to floss.
“Yes, (Newt/GOP) are egotistical, narrow minded machine goons, but all the more reason God protected me from getting up on stage in front of 5000 political and media ‘elites’ to praise him, then it would be shown across the nation. At some point Newt would have shown his true colors anyway and we would have been devastated having known we’d earlier prostituted ourselves up in front of the country introducing him and acting like that good ol’ rich white guy is the savior of the party.” One of the main points of the book, said Morris, is that the political parties and voters have to do a better job of checking out candidates for high office. Otherwise, he said, an unqualified candidate — he points to Palin as an example — could wind up as either president or vice president. When Morris and his family are in San Diego, they visit Morris’ brother, who owns the Kansas City Barbecue restaurant downtown. Morris’ wife, Amelia, works for a San Diego-based equity firm. Morris lived in La Jolla
for about 20 years, and his father, who died two years ago, was the former chairman of the board of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. A former Wall Street executive, Morris has written two novels, “Man in the Middle” and “The Deadly Trade,” both financial thrillers. He said a new novel, with the working title of “Golden Rules,” is set to be published soon. It tells the story of a female private investigator in New York City on the trail of a murderer. While he doesn’t expect Palin to run for president in 2012 — in spite of her much publicized recent bus tour of the northeastern United States — Morris said developments such as Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee staying out of the race, and Gingrich’s campaign troubles, could tempt her into the fray. “If she ever won, I’d have to move,” Morris said. “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin” is available at major bookstores and on Amazon.com.
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