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CV planners review proposed Armenian church project BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board reviewed a new Armenian church planned for El Camino Real at its June 23 meeting. St. John Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church is being proposed to be built on El Camino Real, behind the Evangelical Formosan Church. Plans for the 113.37acre parcel include a 350seat church, a multi-purpose hall, a library and education building and a gym for youth recreation. The developers submitted plans to the city last week and expect comments from city staff by late July. The planning board’s regional issues subcommittee will receive more details on the project in August or September. If approved by the city, they will also need a coastal development permit from the California Coastal Commission. The project manager, Marcela Escobar-Eck, principal of the Atlantis Group, said she is very familiar with the challenges and environmental sensitivity of the San Dieguito River Valley. She said she takes great pride in the area as she was involved in the preservation and worked with the city’s El Camino Real widening project on creating a safe, adequate wildlife under-crossing near the church site. “The biggest challenge this site has is access,” said
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(Above) Eric Pomeroy, Michael Pottorff, Kay Hoeprich and Wayne Lewis enjoy the 16th annual Torrey Pines Football Golf Classic held June 20 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. See page B8. Photo/Jon Clark
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The Cathedral Catholic and Torrey Pines High varsity football teams faced off in the Mission Hills Bear Down summer passing league tournament on June 25. Torrey Pines won 7-6. Photo/Anna Scipione
BY MARSHA SUTTON Senior Education Writer At the first meeting, last December, of the Del Mar Union School District’s newly elected board of trustees, the school board unanimously approved the payment of about $440,000 to district employees from the $763,852 given to the district under the Federal Education Jobs Fund. The $440,000 was the total cost after $1,000 was given to each full-time employee in the district, including superintendent Jim Peabody, the three assistant superintendents and the district’s eight principals. The $1,000 allotment – described in the Dec. 15, 2010 school board packet as a “one-time employee cash incentive” – was pro-rated for part-time employees. DMUSD assistant superintendent of human resource services Tim Asfazadour called it “a onetime stipend” and said it was “to offset the increased
cost of health benefits.” Asfazadour said the district employs about 300 fulltime and 300 part-time people, 21 of whom work at the district office rather than a school site. Because one condition of the Federal Education Jobs Fund is that the money can only be spent on school site personnel, the 21 district office employees received their money, totaling about $21,000, from the general fund, he said. Cathy Birks, DMUSD assistant superintendent of business services, said that, in addition to the $440,000 distributed to employees, about $60,000 more was paid for fringe benefits such as unemployment, social security, workers’ compensation, Medicare, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), and other labor costs. This brings the total cost for the cash incentive program to about $500,000, all of which was paid from the Federal Educa-
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Carmel Valley News now includes USA Weekend In this issue the award-winning Carmel Valley News begins carrying America’s most popular weekend magazine, USA WEEKEND Magazine. We’ve added USA WEEKEND to the Carmel Valley News because of its fresh slant on the people and trends that affect our lives. USA WEEKEND Magazine’s award-winning blend of news and entertainment is a perfect match for
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Roll the credits, Flower Hill movie theater closes The movie theater at Flower Hill Promenade is now dark for good. The theater closed permanently on June 26. Flower Hill Promenade is undergoing an upgrade and a Whole Foods will eventually open at the theater’s location. A new movie theater is slated to open at the end of July at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Photo/Jon Clark
Reflections Publishing’s ‘Read, Write and Draw Workshop’ to be held at CV Library The next Reflections Publishing’s “Read, Write, and Draw Workshop” will take place at the Carmel Valley Public Library on Friday, July 29, from 1-3 p.m. Student authors and illustrators will be leading the workshop to inspire other children to become writers and illustrators. Child psychologist Dr. Adria O’Donnell; family therapist Linda Sorkin; Jamie Dicken with “Believe in She”; and Teacher-Kristyn Braund will be on hand to hold a Q&A session for parents and children. A jean drive will also be held for the San Diego Rescue Mission — new and used jeans appreciated!
Friday will mark the start of the July Caught on Camera: Community Photo Contest. July’s theme is best Red, White, and Blue 4th of July/Patriotic photo. Go to delmartimes.com/contests and submit your photo. Winners are decided by 45% photo views and 55% editorial judgment. So get out those cameras and snap some great pictures over the holiday weekend. Remember to check out www.delmartimes.net/category/ news/carmel-valley/ for the latest Carmel Valley news and events.
CV resident receives Science Ethics Award Mark Matten, a resident of Carmel Valley and a rising sophomore at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, has been honored with a 2011 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair Special Award. Matten’s project-based essay titled “Out of Harm’s Way: Ethical Challenges of Autonomous Military Robots” received the $500 1st-place prize from the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology. The award was presented at a June 1 ceremony at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Matten also won a 1st-place award for his Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair Project, “Image Processing for Autonomous Military Robots.” Matten is the son of Jenny and Mark Matten. Based in San DiMark Matten ego, the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology was founded in 2004 to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. The Center is co-sponsored by the University of California, San Diego; San Diego State University; the University of San Diego; and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. For information about The Bishop’s School visit www.bishops.com.
CV resident and assistant professor wins Professoriate Award Dr. Maryam Davodi-Far, along with 14 other full time faculty members, was selected to receive the Professoriate Award. This award is given annually to faculty members who go above and beyond the call of duty. National University currently has almost 300 full time faculty. National University offers 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as 30 certificates and 16 credential programs. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and over 1,200 courses online. National University is the second largest nonprofit private university in California, second to USC. National University has been recently awarded a 10-year accreditation by WASCH and offers courses online, on ground and in a hybrid format. The awards ceremony was held at the residence of University President Patricia Potter in the Santaluz community.
Also in presence, were all of the school deans, several administrators and staff. 15 staff members are also chosen annually for the Player’s Award. For more Dr. Maryam Davodi-Far, National Uniinformation, versity President Patricia Potter and Dr. please feel free to contact Dr. Joseph Zavala. Maryam Davodi-Far, mdavodi-far@Nu.edu
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Carmel Creek Class of 2011 Reunion Carmel Creek alumni and now Class of 2011 graduates recently reunited with teachers, parents, and each other. Students shared their favorite Carmel Creek memories and plans for the future. Teachers and principal Terri Davis encouraged them to be true to themselves and reach for the stars!
Solana Highlands ‘Principals for a Day’ Solana Highlands students Ben Antoniades and Matthew Ewing (in photo above with Solana Highlands Elementary School Principal Jerry Jones) recently enjoyed the opportunity to learned what it is like to run a school when they served as “Principal for a Day.” Photos/Jon Clark
St. Therese/Notre Dame Academy Kids Korps chapter members serve military (Right) A group of hardworking members of the St. Therese/Notre Dame Academy Kids Korps chapter wrapped up the school year by serving the military at Camp Pendelton. The Kids Korps members distributed food at a military outreach facility and food bank affiliated with Jewish Family Services. Pictured from left are: Lauren Cameron, Sophie Marxer, Katie Cameron, Lukas Marxer and Sophie Marxer (front).
(Right) Carmel Valley residents Alex Goskowicz, 12, and Jake Williams, 13, shown pictured with Vic Wintriss, won third place at the 4th International Autonomous Robot Contest [iARoC] this past weekend at the San Diego County Fair. Contestants gave a technical presentation to a panel of judges and had their robots perform a variety of tasks during the two-day event. The two boys have been learning to program in Java at the Wintriss Technical School.
California teen receives scholarship award during Distinguished Young Women National Finals Carmel Valley resident Anisha Mudaliar was named the recipient of a Toyota Leadership Award during the first night of preliminary competition at the 54th Distinguished Young Women National Finals held June 23. The $1,000 cash scholarship is sponsored by Eastern Shore Toyota and was awarded to five of the 50 state representatives based on their leadership goals and aspirations as conveyed in an essay. Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguished Young Women, is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 54 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 700,000 young women. Last year Distinguished Young Women provided more than $63 million in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and na- Anisha Mudaliar tional level. For more information, visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.
CV resident and pianist Chase Morrin selected to the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Pianist and composer Chase Morrin, 17, has been selected to the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra will be appearing at the Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. in San Diego with special guest trumpeter Chase Morrin Gilbert Castellanos on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. For more about the concert, visit http://www.ljathenaeum.org/ jazz#monterey Chase is a graduate of Canyon Crest Academy and will be attending a five-year double degree program at Harvard and the New England Conservatory in the fall of 2011. His musical activities include composing and conducting for Canyon Crest’s choir, music, dance and theater conservatories; percussion in the wind ensemble; piano for MiraCosta College’s Latin Jazz Orchestra; and bonang in a local Javanese gamelan orchestra. Chase also directs, composes, and ar-
ranges for his own group, winning first place in the 2011 Open Combo division at Monterey’s Next Generation Jazz Festival. He has earned three ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards from 2007-2010; eight DownBeat awards in composition, arrangement and leading his school groups from 2009-2011; five awards through the Music Teacher’s Association of California’s Young Composer’s Guild; and the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2011 Gerald Wilson Award for his composition “Mumphis.” In addition, Chase won the 2010 Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award in the jazz instrumental category; was all-star pianist at the Reno Jazz Festival in 2009 and 2011; and won first place for his hip-hop influenced original project with a school trio he created for the Reno Jazz Festival in 2011. Chase has also traveled to Indonesia to study gamelan music with his choir teacher/ mentor; played piano for the Berklee College of Music’s Summer Jazz Workshop; and participated as an All-Star at the Vail Jazz Workshop. Chase gigs professionally with his groups throughout San Diego and beyond, and draws from a variety of cultural musical influences.
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DM’s supplemental retirement plan to cost $230,000 in first year BY MARSHA SUTTON Staff Writer Of the $763,000 in Federal Education Jobs Funds given to the Del Mar Union School District, about $230,000 will go to implement a Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan. The SERP offers 75 percent of current salary to anyone over age 55 who has worked at least two years in the district. It was reported two weeks ago that 17 DMUSD employees applied for the SERP. Since then, two more employees also took the SERP – one teacher and Susan Paul, principal of Torrey Hills School, who announced her resignation and retirement the week of June 11. Although the resolution passed by the DMUSD school board at its Feb. 16, 2011 meeting states that one condition for eligibility for SERP is that a letter of resignation and the SERP enrollment package must be submitted by April 5, DMUSD assistant superintendent of human resource services Tim Asfazadour said the resolution included language authorizing the district’s assistant superintendent of human resources and the assistant superintendent of business to “execute any and all documents, including any amendment to the plan, necessary or proper to maintain a favorable determination of the plan.” He said it was deemed a “favorable determination of the plan” to allow late SERP applications because “the more employees that participate in the SERP, the more savings to the district.” Asfazadour said the timeline was created by Torrance-based Keenan Financial Services, the district’s SERP contract administrator, and “was not created to limit participation.” It was originally established “for those who might have second thoughts and want to pull out.” The goal, he said, “was to insure that the plan penciled out to be cost-effective.” The total number of DMUSD employees taking advantage of the SERP is
now 19, Asfazadour said – nine certificated teachers, eight classified employees and two principals. He said Keenan receives a commission amount based on a percentage of the total premium of 6 percent. The SERP pays out benefits over five years. Cathy Birks, DMUSD assistant superintendent of business services, said the SERP’s first year cost of $230,000 will be paid with money from the Jobs Fund. After that, “we’ll be paying Years 2 through 5 from the savings that we’re getting” from the lower salaries to replace the retired employees, she said. DMUSD superintendent Jim Peabody said the district will be saving about $320,000 after five full years. Asfazadour said the five-year SERP offer won’t be available again for at least another five years. “While you’re saving money, you are having to pay over that five-year period for that program, so it’s not cost-effective to do it that often,” he said. The board report for Feb. 16, 2011 when the SERP was approved states that Keenan’s proposal “is both advantageous to district employees and provides value for taxpayers. SERP is a program designed to create incentives that effectively increase and accelerate the retirement rate, in excess of the natural attrition rate.” Keenan’s analysis reports that a minimum of five employees is needed to participate in SERP to be cost-neutral. To be cost-effective and realize savings, every employee past the first five who participate will create “a savings of approximately $43,354 over a period of five years.” Keenan anticipated that at least eight of the 34 eligible certificated employees would participate, at a savings of $137,295 over a five-year period. For classified employees, Keenan predicted that at least seven of the eligible 35 employees would participate, for a savings of $42,425 over five years.
MONEY continued from page A1 tion Jobs Fund. The federal government allocated about $1.2 billion in Jobs Fund money to California school districts, the purpose of which, according to a fact sheet distributed by the California Department of Education, is “to save or create an estimated 16,500 kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) jobs.” The federal money was given to all school districts in the nation, and U.S. Department of Education guidelines offer a number of options for spending the money, which is to be used “only for compensation and benefits and other expenses, such as support services necessary to retain existing employees, to recall or rehire former employees, and to hire new employees, in order to provide early childhood, elementary or secondary educational and related services.” According to the Calif. Dept. of Education, “This includes salaries, performance bonuses, health insurance, retirement benefits, incentives for early retirement, pension fund contributions, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment assistance, transportation subsidies, and reimbursement for child care expenses. Funds may be used to restore reductions in salaries and benefits or to implement increases. They may also be used to eliminate furlough days.” The funds may also be spent on employees other than teachers who provide support services at school sites. But the money cannot be used for “administrative expenditures related to the operation of the superintendent’s office,” board members, fiscal services or human resources. The money allocated to each district, which is based generally on enrollment figures, is intended to be used in the 2010-2011 school year, but unspent
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Escobar-Eck, of the oddshaped parcel. Escobar-Ecke said they tried to negotiate with Formosan church representatives to use their access but the talks fell through. To make the most minimum impact possible on the land, access will be off El Camino Real with a long, some-
money can be carried over one more year as long as it is all obligated by September 30, 2012. Other local districts Other local school districts used their Jobs Fund money differently. The Jobs Fund allocation to the Solana Beach School District was $503,820, which was all used, said SBSD superintendent Leslie Fausset, “to retain seven temporary teaching positions in 20102011.” If not for the Jobs Fund money, Fausset said either the teachers would have been released or programs would have been cut. The same use was made of Jobs Fund money at the Rancho Santa Fe School District, which has so far received $119,668 of a total entitlement of $132,964. Denise Stevenson, RSFSD director of finance, said the money was used “to save some positions.” She said it is paying for 2.4 temporary teachers whose jobs would have been in jeopardy had the money not been available. Without the funding, she said teachers would have been released, programs would have been eliminated, or class sizes increased. “The money received from the Federal Jobs Fund enabled our district to retain teachers that would have been reduced due to the cuts imposed by the decrease in property taxes and the state’s compulsory Basic Aid fair-share contribution,” said RSFSD superintendent Lindy Delaney in an email. At the San Dieguito Union High School District, associate superintendent of business services Eric Dill said his district was allocated $2,413,491. “We’ve spent $1,800,174 so far – all on teachers’ salaries and associated benefits,” he said. He emphasized that this was not a salary increase or a bonus but was used “to offset the general fund’s general education classroom teacher expense.” The balance of what winding road back to the church facilities. Board member Christian Clews voiced concern about possible traffic congestion with three churches on that particular stretch— along with the Formosan and Armenian churches, a Lutheran church owns property just beyond the proposed St. John Garabed property. While Escobar-Eck said
$613,316 will carry over into 2011-2012 because it’s not yet been received, he explained, saying the money, when received, will be used again for the same purpose. Of the $1.8 million spent, $1.5 million went to teachers’ salaries and $300,000 paid for benefits that included CalSTRS, Medicare, unemployment and workers’ compensation. According to Dill, the $1.5 million in Jobs Funds substituted for $1.5 million that would have come from the district’s general fund to pay for salaries, thereby freeing up $1.5 million in unrestricted general fund money and allowing the district to avoid further budget cuts. “That is what I mean by an offset,” Dill said in an email. “The total expense for certificated salaries didn’t go up or down.” Without the Jobs Fund, Dill said the district would have had to consider other options to reduce costs – “either eliminate/reduce programs, bring back fewer temporary teachers, raise class sizes, further reduce counselors, make more reductions in non-classroom areas like transportation, athletics, etc. The list of options we had goes on and on, but we didn’t have to go there because we had this funding.” Dill said the Jobs Fund money was used to maintain programs by offsetting the losses suffered to the general fund from years of reduced education funding by the state. “Since our goal has been to preserve programs, we see the use of the funds as job retention,” he said. Del Mar’s Job Funds distribution The Del Mar Union School District, which welcomed three new board members to its five-member board in December, has allocated about $500,000 of its $763,000 in Federal Education Jobs Funds to the employee cash incentive program, about $230,000 to implement a Supplemental there are no immediate plans to develop the Lutheran church, a third church on the road will be reflected in the traffic study. Escobar-Eck said that, as with any church project, fundraising is an issue and construction will take place in phases. She said it’s likely that the hall would be built first.
Employee Retirement Plan, and the rest to pay for retiree health benefits. The goal of the federal Jobs Fund was “to save the jobs of current employees,” Asfazadour said. “One of the options available was to offer a retirement incentive which the board of trustees approved based on a recommendation from the superintendent.” The other option embraced by the district was to give employees the one-time cash incentive. When asked how it was decided by the district to use the Jobs Fund money for a cash incentive, Asfazadour said, “We look at all the revenue receive[d] and determine the best use of the funds. In this case, the decision was made to use one-time money for a one-time stipend.” He said the $1,000 per employee cash incentive saves employees’ jobs because “it keeps them from potentially leaving the district and looking for other jobs.” The December 2010 board report states that the $1,000 per employee cash incentive offer, costing a total of $500,000, was presented to the Del Mar California Teachers’ Association union in September 2010 during contract talks. According to the Dec. 15, 2010 board report, “Representatives of the DMCTA and the DMUSD reached agreement on a MOU [Memorandum of Understanding] during negotiations on September 23, 2010. The MOU was then overwhelmingly ratified by the DMCTA unit members.” The MOU was not brought forward earlier, Asfazadour said, because the DMCTA had to poll their constituents which took time. “The direction for use of the funds was made prior to the current board but was approved by them at the December 15, 2010 board meeting,” he said.
Celebrate 4th at Del Mar Parade Come join the fun for an Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, at Powerhouse Park beginning at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the music and cold lemonade. The event is free of charge. Adult supervision is required for all children.
CV/DM residents receive awards at Bishop’s Commencement 2011 was unforgettable for The Bishop’s School’s 102nd graduating class. On this celebratory day the Class of 1961 walked with the Class of 2011. The following Del Mar/Carmel Valley residents graduated from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla on Friday, May 27, and received recognition at the Awards and Commencement Ceremonies: •Ariel Ellis, daughter of Dr. Donald and Mrs. Kathy Ellis, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. Ellis was coeditor of the school newspaper, The Tower. Earlier this year, Ellis was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. She will attend University of Pennsylvania. •Rebecca Gold, daughter of Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Patricia Gold, received a Head of School Award that was presented to seniors whose contributions to Bishop’s were recognized as exceptional and worthy of praise, the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. She will attend Stanford University. •Catherine Thies, daughter of Mr. Eric and Mrs. Claudine Thies, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. Earlier this year, Thies was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. She will attend Columbia University. •Bridget Vaughan, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Vanasse, received a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. Earlier this year, Vaughan was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. She will attend Columbia University. •Laura Aguilar, daughter of Mr. George and Mrs. Christie Aguilar, received the Bishop’s Medal, an award given to a student for involvement in total life of the School; and a Stephanie Blankenship Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s for six years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. Earlier this year, Aguilar was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. She is a 2011 National Merit Scholarship Finalist and will attend Harvard University. •Alec Fisher, son of Mr. David and Mrs. Lisa Fisher, was co-recipient of the Cindy Groenendyke Sportsmanship Cup in recognition of being a senior athlete who best exhibits the qualities of sportsmanship, citizenship, responsibility, leadership and character while participating in interscholastic athletics. He will attend Columbia University. •Caileigh Gallahue, daughter of Mr. Kieran and Mrs. Mary Gallahue, received the Otto Mower Award at Commencement for being on the honor roll for four or five years at Bishop’s and made the honor roll each semester during those years. She will attend University of Notre Dame. •Adrienne Gulino, daughter of Dr. Ron Gulino and Dr. Arlene Morales, received the Robert M. Wolterstorff Community Service Award for her distinguished community service participation. She will attend Syracuse University.
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Summer Serenades 2011 concert series kicks off in Carmel Valley July 10 The Carmel Valley Recreation Council and Pardee Homes are presenting the Summer Serenades 2011 concert series. Bring the whole family for a night of live music and fun. Don’t forget your picnic baskets and dancing shoes! “We have an exciting schedule this year” says Sharon Fornaciari, the event organizer. “Our concert series has something for everyone, Rock and Roll, Best of the ‘50s and ‘60s, reggae and more.” This year four excellent concerts are lined up, which will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings in the parks of Carmel Valley. The series begins July 10 at the Solana Highlands Neighborhood Park with Atomic Groove. If you are looking for energetic dance music for the whole family, this is the concert for you. Atomic groove has high energy from the first beat to the last The Corvettes will perform on July 17 at Ashley Falls Neighborhood Park. This five-piece show band celebrates the music of the fabulous early years of rock and roll — from the mid ‘50s through the late ‘60s. Orchestration includes drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards. The act includes tributes to the legendary artists of the period, from doowop and rock to soul and R&B, from Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Four Seasons, and Dion to Sonny and Cher, Chubby Checker, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave. The “front line” singers belt out the tunes, complete with wigs, steps, and tight harmonies that made the music of this era famous. Returning to Solana Highlands on July 24, you will be entertained by the reggae sounds of Upstream. Originally formed in the republic of Trinidad and Tobago and then relocated to southern California in the early 1990’s, they have an energetic eclectic style of reggae and Soca that has earned them a formidable appellation in the music industry world. Wrapping up the season on July 31 will be Eve Selis performing at Ashley Falls Neighborhood Park. “Eve Selis isn’t just a “singer” – she’s an emotion transducer who converts country, R&B, blues, folk and rock ‘n’ roll signals into a megawatt zap that galvanizes everyone in its path,” says John D’Agostino. This concert promises something for ev-
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June 30, 2011
Community members brighten lives in Costa Rica through donations BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer has a couple of new soccer teams wearing the Attack green and white — in Costa Rica. The soccer league donated both “home and away” jerseys to outfit two very excited youth soccer teams at an impoverished Costa Rican school. The donations were part of Carmel Valley resident Ginny Barnes’ project to bring athletic equipment to Costa Rican children—she delivered the uniforms three weeks ago with her family. “Part of the mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Attack is ‘through soccer have fun, build character and develop an appreciation for the rich spectrum of the world’s cultures,’” said Marilee Pacelli, director of operations for Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soc-
Costa Rican children in donated uniforms from Rancho Santa Fe Soccer. cer. “When Ginny told me use.” about her project, we were In addition to the doin the process of collecting nated uniforms, Barnes and and reordering uniforms for her family gave more than the new season. We were ex100 pounds of sporting cited to be able to donate to goods that they had stuffed her project and knowing into their suitcases: soccer that soccer is such a big part shorts, soccer balls, basketof the lives of children in balls, whiffle balls and bats, Costa Rica we know the uniand 68 jump ropes. For forms will be put to good rainy days, they also gave
the school 90 new books. Barnes came up with the idea for the sporting goods donation after visiting the country a year before and seeing children playing with an old soccer ball without any skin left. As she collected items, Barnes was amazed by people’s generosity — such as Rancho Santa Fe Soccer’s willingness to pitch in and how a local sporting goods store offered a discount after finding out where the items were going. On the day they brought the donations to the school, the Barnes family was treated to a school tour and students performed a dance recital for them. Barnes gave the school an additional $200 and told them to use it for anything related to physical education and the school officials im-
Torrey Pines High class of 2005 graduate Christie Barnes, left, and her cousins Emily and Mary Hall with Costa Rican schoolchildren. mediately eyed their beat-up basketball backboards. By the time she returned a week later, the new backboards were already up — a feat that Barnes said might have taken six months and 20 meetings in America. “It was so amazing,”
said Barnes, recalling how one little boy couldn’t take his eyes off the new goalie gloves on his hands. “As a community, we’re so blessed and we really wanted to do something…It was a wonderful experience and I’m ready to do it again.”
Kartmob.com provides discounts while raising money for schools BY MARLENA MEDFORD Staff Writer Once upon a time, consumers had to clip coupons — but now, they’re just a click away. A wave of companies has now mushroomed after figuring out how to harness the power of the Internet in a new way: Customers can go online and browse exclusive daily deals for all sorts of local businesses, pre-purchase vouchers for the promotions they like, and then use the vouchers when they want.
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nice built-in feature of this concept. “Kartmob is built on a socially responsible business model, and it feels really good to be a part of it. I’ve long held the belief that if you find something you’re good at, something that really gives back in some way, you’ll be happy. So far, that’s proven to be very true. And so far, people are excited about the concept. I think they can see that this is something that’s really special.” For more information, visit www.kartmob.com.
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June 30, 2011
Young CV musician rocks out at fair with ‘Victims of Authority’ BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer San Diego County Fairgoers might have been surprised last weekend that the AC/DC and Black Sabbath tunes they were hearing was coming from a band whose members weren’t even yet a glimmer in their parents’ eyes when the songs first came out in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The band, Victims of Authority, is made up of a majority of 10-year-olds, playing adult instruments and classic metal and rock n’ roll. Victims of Authority rocked the Coors Stage for two shows at the fair on June 18 and 26. One of the young “Victims” is Blake Boeh, a Carmel Valley resident and fourth grader at St. James Academy in Solana Beach. Victims of Authority was the creation of Liam Liedorff, Blake’s guitar teacher at the California Academy of Music. Wanting to start a band as a way for students to reap the rewards of sticking with music and practicing hard, he connected Blake with fellow guitarist and 10-year-old Maxwell
Victims of Authority musician and Carmel Valley resident Blake Boeh, far left. Meeder, knowing they would be a perfect match. The rest of the band fell into place this year. “I’m glad we made the connection because they get better and better every week,” said. Liedorff, who continues teaching the band members in private lessons and attends many of their band practices. “I’m really excited to reproduce this experience as many more times as I can.” Along with Blake and Maxwell, Victims of Authority is rounded out by Josh McSwain, Andy Ferguson and Sam Gawlowski. Lead singer Josh, who
sports long rocker locks, has been singing since he was just 3 years old and is more than capable of wailing out on songs like Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock.” The very charismatic Maxwell, on lead guitar and vocals, has been playing guitar since he was 8 and recently started writing his own music. On bass, Andy provides a steady groove—he has played guitar since first grade. The band’s oldest member, 16-year-old Sam, is an extremely talented drummer whose family recently re-located from Germany. Sam serves as the group’s role model and works to keep
the kids on track. Although a little shy and unassuming, on stage, Blake is anything but shy. Liedorff described Blake as a solid player that the rest of the band can rely on. “I get more comfortable on stage. The crowd energy helps you,” said Blake, who always wears his signature hat when he performs. Blake said he was inspired to try music by his musician uncle and started taking guitar lessons two years ago. He now has plenty of rock n’roll songs in his arsenal, although his favorite song that Victims of Authority plays is “Walk This
Way” by Aerosmith, “I get to do a solo,” he explained. Being in a band has allowed him to share his love of playing music and he loves the applause and audience support. “He feels like he’s giving something back,” said dad Mark. “(Being in a band) really makes him happy,” said mom Diana. The miniature band has a full-size drive—they are very dedicated and practice in the Meeder garage in Clairemont once or twice a week for hour-long sessions. The Meeders don’t mind the clash of rock n’ roll on the other side of their kitchen. “We support them 100 percent, whatever it takes,” said mom Dena Meeder. “It was very important to us when we started to have a safe, drug-free environment with parental supervision. They’re very serious when they’re playing and rehearsing. They’re very dedicated.” The kids learn about responsibility, about rehearsing on their own time so they don’t let each other down in the limited time
they have to practice together. However, as soon as the amps get turned off, the kids are kids, playing cheerfully in the backyard with each other — even Sam joins in. “Fun is always a part of it,” said Meeder. While they have performed at a few charity events, performing on the Coors Stage at the fair was their biggest shows to date. Meeder said double takes abounded as people thought an adult band was playing until they noticed it was a group of “little guys.” Blake loves playing in the band and has high hopes for the future of Victims of Authority. “I hope we do more concerts and learn different types of music,” Blake said. The band will next be the youngest group in the under-19 “Battle of the Bands” on July 31 in San Marcos. Check out the band’s website at victimsofauthority.com. If interested in lessons, contact Liam Liedorff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 405-6658.
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SDSU professor, ‘Most Influential Faculty Award’ winner, steps down as civil engineering chair after a record 18 years BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor “Whatever I do,” says Janusz Supernak, “I’m passionate about it. I don’t like to do things half way.” That includes being a civil engineer, college professor, singer, songwriter, church organist, and a U.S. nationally-ranked pingpong player. Supernak, 66, the Polish-born San Diego State University professor who recently stepped down as chair of the department of civil engineering after serving a record 18 years, was honored at SDSU’s 2011 commencement with the university’s “Most Influential Faculty Award.” During his tenure as chair (the longest in the college’s history), the multitalented Supernak was successful in creating two additions to the civil engineering program: environmental and construction engineering; and is credited with bringing in more than $4 million in external contracts to SDSU. He is the author of more than 100 papers and
research reports on intelligent transportation systems, traffic engineering, transportation economics and travel demand analysis; and he remains on the faculty as a professor, doing research and teaching courses in transportation engineering and engineering economy. He has lectured in 14 countries and at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including Oxford, Kyoto University, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Nanyang University, Singapore, and at the BOKU University of Vienna. SDSU is the only university in San Diego offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil, environmental and construction engineering with close to 700 students. We interviewed Supernak at his home in Carmel Valley where he lives with his Polish-born wife, Iga, a materials engineer and former model, who also shares his love of music and singing — he, a baritone, and she, a soprano. They met in
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Cracow seven years ago through mutual friends and have been married almost six years. “Stepping down as chair position,” he said, “gives me more time for my music, my sports and, most importantly, for time with my wife.” Department chairs normally serve a three-year term with a possible twoyear extension. “I was asked to continue many times and it resulted in a record 18 years at the helm,” he said. “Since
we had a very successful accreditation visit in 2010 with all three of our engineering programs — civil, environmental and construction — receiving the maximum six-year accreditations, it was a perfect time for me to step down to give someone else to start preparations for the next accreditation visit in 2016. “Accreditation is a very demanding and time-consuming task for any chair, even with just one program, and we have three.” Supernak was born in
Deblin, Poland, 60 miles south of the then war-ravaged Polish capital of Warsaw. “I sometime joke that I waited to be born until the war was over. The war ended in May, 1945, and I was born a month later on June 20, 1945.” His father had been station master at various railway stations in Poland before becoming an executive with a railroad consortium in Gdansk. While growing up, Supernak, with his parents, his older brother and younger sister, lived in company-provided apartments in railway stations. “With trains passing by all the time,” Supernak recalls, “it was always interesting. “My field is transportation engineering and maybe it’s something in my genes. My father was in the transportation area, my two grandparents were associated with Polish railways, and my brother also has a Ph.D. in transportation,” he said. As a youth, Supernak showed a talent for writing, music and architecture, but when his father died of can-
cer at age 40, the 13-yearold Supernak decided he should concentrate his efforts working toward a profession in which he could “earn some money.” He began tutoring fellow students in mathematics, switched from a liberal arts high school to a technical high school and subsequently was accepted at the Technical University of Warsaw, the premier engineering university in Poland, where he earned his undergraduate degree (1968), his master’s degree (1970) and his Ph.D. (1977) in civil engineering with an emphasis on transportation. While working as a researcher in environmental development at the staterun Transportation Department in Warsaw, he went to a conference England to present a paper. “The civil engineering chairman of SUNY (State University of New York at Buffalo) liked my paper on a mathematical modeling of how traffic is generated in cities and invited me to
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Stanford student’s program helps high school students master SAT BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Local resident Keziah Sonder Plattner is coming home for the summer intent on helping local high school students learn to master the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test). The Stanford sophomore is working though the Revolution Ivy Insiders summer program to bring an intense three-week study session to Rancho Santa Fe. Her session will begin July 8 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Village Church. Keziah, a 2010 graduate of Santa Fe Christian School, scored in the 99th percentile on her SATs and ACTs, including a 34 on her ACT (American College Testing). “I remember going into it being really nervous,” said Keziah, 19, noting that the length of the test was especially intimidating. “I’m excited to tell students that it is beatable, it’s predictable and it’s not as scary as it seems.” Keziah had hoped to do some tutoring work this summer and found that Revolution Ivy offered the opportunity to teach others while also obtaining valuable business experience. As the manager of her own branch, Keziah had to scout a location (she called more than 50 places before the church
Keziah Sonder Plattner agreed to host her) and do all her own marketing and sales, as well as the actual instruction. Revolution Ivy is one of the most successful test prep programs in the country, founded by Harvard undergrads in 2003 with the belief that the best way for high school students to learn how to beat standardized monster tests was to learn from college students who already had. The Revolution Ivy Insiders program says that the system can help students boost scores by 254 points on the SAT. One of the keys of its prep is that the SAT always tests the exact same concepts and question types. Keziah said it’s possible for students to go into the test knowing exactly what to expect. “It doesn’t test a person’s intelligence, just how well you’ve learned the test,” Keziah said. “I view it as a
game with rules you can learn and a game you can beat and that’s kind of reassuring for students.” Her Rancho Santa Fe summer course will be an intense three-week program, three days a week. Students who prefer learning one on one can opt for private tutoring instead and Keziah also offers a hybrid option which includes the classes and private tutoring. Keziah has always been very comfortable at the head of a class and has enjoyed tutoring and working with kids. While she is currently majoring in materials science and engineering at Stanford she won’t yet rule out a career in education. “Education is really important and good teachers are always needed,” Keziah said. “It’s something I’m definitely considering.” In addition to SAT and ACT prep, Keziah also offers tutoring in AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, AP English and AP Statistics. The group course is $599; hybrid option is $899 and Keziah will offer financial aid. To learn more e-mail email@example.com or visit www.revolutionprep.com/ivy_instructors/keziah_s
TPHS students with their trophies from “Music in the Parks”: Back row left to right: Allah Ahmad, Andrew Sweet, Dan Kim and Charlie Yang; Front row left to right: Ashley Kim, Lillian Wang and Kelly Chen.
Torrey Pines Music Department earns top awards The Torrey Pines High School Music Department brought home many new trophies during this competitive season, highlighting the talent and dedication of the music students and music director Amy Willcox. In March both orchestras qualified for the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association regional festival by receiving superior ratings at the local festival in Oceanside. The orchestras traveled to Ontario for the regional competition on May 20. The Advanced Orchestra received a unanimous superior (superiors from all four judges) in the AA (collegiate) level for the 8th year in a row. They were the only high school orchestra to receive a unanimous superior. The Intermediate Orchestra received an excellent rating in the Class B (high school) level. Both groups performed a prepared program and were also judged on their sight reading. “The Advanced Orchestra has exceptionally talented musicians this year and they really play well together,” said Amy Willcox, music director. The orchestras went straight from the competition in Ontario to meet the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band students in Valencia for the Music in the Parks festival where all five of the Torrey Pines ensembles came in first place for a clean sweep. The Wind Ensemble was judged overall best band. Nicci Cazares, vocalist in the Jazz Band, received the Overall Best Soloist award. The Jazz Band competed in the Coronado Jazz Fest on April 30, receiving second place and a unanimous superior rating in the advanced category. Outstanding Musicianship awards went to Will Shi, Omron Hassan, Lenny Cheah, Andy Zhao & Nicci Cazares. In March, the Jazz Band also performed in the Irvine Jazz Fest, receiving the “Best Trombone Section” award and earning Outstanding Soloist awards for Nicci Cazares, Lenny Cheah & Jaeyoung Kim. “It’s been a very busy competitive season and all of the ensembles have done very well,” said Ms. Willcox. “We were thrilled to come out of Music in the Parks with five first place finishes. Every year our program grows stronger.” For more information about the Torrey Pines Music Department visit http://teachers. sduhsd.net/awillcox/.
Annual Lobster Festival to be held in Del Mar July 16 The 4th Annual Lobster Festival, hosted by the San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce, and partially benefitting the Friends of Del Mar Parks, is set for Saturday, July 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Del Mar Shores Park. The event will feature live music, silent & live auction, ocean view sunset, and lobster! For more information and to register, visit www.delmarshores.org/events.html or call the San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce at 858-755-4844.
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Soldier Stories: ‘The Tip of the Spear’ BY JEANNE MCKINNEY Contributor There are over 1.4 million active U.S. military personnel paying a huge price while we freedom-loving citizens benefit from America’s unlimited opportunities. Men and women from all walks of life, ethnicities and cultures do many jobs and carry the enormous weight to keep America secure and ensure peace. This column will present soldier stories to provide readers insight into the lives of these dedicated, talented, and brave warriors and heroes who watch our backs. Here is our first story: Earning his wings in 2007, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Justin L. Jackson, a Houston, Texas, native based at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, has flown the AH-1W Super Cobra in three combat deployments — one in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. This twin-engine attack helicopter is the backbone of the U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter fleet. From the outset, Jackson says, “It takes a unique mindset” to go to battle. Most of us will never have to fight an elusive and ruthless enemy night to day for months on end, pushing the body, keeping the mind focused and skills sharp despite carnage and destruc-
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tion all around. “Taking the oath and wanting to serve your country means potentially giving your life in her defense.” Success in combat does not come without a cost laments Jackson – who has lost good friends weeks before they were set to go home. “Whether they came from our unit or the ones we supported, we all feel it and mourn in our own ways – that’s the Marine mentality. You never get used to it, nor should we ever. We remember them for the stories, the good times and what they stood for. But they would also want us to show up for work the next day and provide the same quality support as before, taking the fight to the enemy and accomplish the mission.” He remembers, with respect, his step-grandfather, a World War II veteran, and NFL player Pat Tillman, who “placed servitude and sacrifice
above fame and greed.” Tillman, who took the oath and gave his life, helps him stay grounded. Jackson’s military career started at the United States Naval Academy. “Being a young somewhat jaded midshipman, Sept. 11 had a profound effect on me. Up until that point, I was sure I wanted nothing to do with the Marines.” In the years that followed, many people Jackson admired opted to join. He said he wanted to be part of it – part of the tip of the spear. Becoming a member of “the few, the proud” was the best way to do that. Jackson’s greatest reward is the bond he forms with the Marines he flies for every day — especially in combat. He offers, “No other service trains like we do…At some point, regardless of our military occupational specialty (MOS), we take our issued rifle, gear, lace up our boots and slug through months of infan-
try training. This shared appreciation for the ‘grunt’ — the customer they will one day support — is forever seared into our minds. ” Appreciation for support was revealed to Jackson in Kyrgyzstan while conversing with a forward air controller (FAC) from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8). Jackson and his squadron had a very special relationship with that unit during Operation River Liberty. During the 2009 surge in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, “they arguably worked the most challenging slice of Afghan soil” — starting with the biggest heli-borne insert since the Vietnam War. “Prior to River Liberty, there was very little sustained coalition presence in many parts of Southern Helmand. But one early July morning that all changed. The Taliban went to sleep that night and literally awoke to find 4,000 Marines in their backyard.” “What 2/8 accomplished that summer was remarkable”, says Jackson. “We knew we would be busy and that the theater would become more kinetic…but thankfully we were well-trained and ready. Our mission was to identify the enemy and prevent him from gaining any momen-
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Justin L. Jackson tum,” and as pilots of attack helicopters “to support and protect our own.” The words of a young squad leader forever remind him of that. “He asked me if I was from ‘Repent’ (our theater call sign). When I said I was, he shook my hand and said”, “Sir, you guys really saved us more times than I will ever admit to my mother…thankyou.” Jackson was never more proud to be a Marine than at that very moment. When he returned for his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, the areas that were once most kinetic became some of the best success stories in Afghanistan. He reports, “Marines in those parts worried less about pursuing the enemy and more about making sure the children made it to school
on time.” On being an American, Jackson reflects, “While no doubt we have suffered our setbacks along the way, the United States has done so much good for mankind… having an intimate knowledge of our history, our trials and tribulations is crucial for every American to understand and appreciate.” Since being commissioned an officer in the United States Marine Corps from the Naval Academy in 2004, Jackson has been listening for those infantry Marines’ voices on the radio, bearing witness to the value of his work. I feel many Americans echo his sentiments; “I still get chills hearing our national Anthem and watching Old Glory flap freely in the wind. I feel so very blessed and humble to be an American.” Jackson is looking forward to a fourth deployment (third to Afghanistan). His passion for what he does is clear: he tells me his entire existence is to support that young Marine, quite often only months removed from a high school prom. I’m convinced our backs are secure with this flying warrior, who, with many others have stepped up to be “the tip of the spear.”
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shley Falls Elementary held its annual Goodwill Games on June 19. The all-day event even featured opening and closing ceremonies.
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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Del Mar Live Scan at Piazza Carmel Postal Annex offers digital fingerprinting services BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER With Del Mar Live Scan offered inside his Piazza Carmel Postal Annex location, owner Kirk Krikorian has made an identifiable mark on fingerprinting services in North County. Since opening in 2006, Del Mar Live Scan has become one of the main sources for the background check process required by law for many professions. Del Mar Live Scan replaces black ink fingerprinting with a digital scan of your fingerprints. A Carmel Valley resident since 1995, Krikorian had a long, 32-plus year career as an insurance executive before deciding he wanted to change careers, opening up the Postal Annex branch 10 years ago. “This has become one of the top producing Postal Annexes in the whole county,” Krikorian said of the busy location and “wonderful” community. Five years ago Krikorian developed the Live Scan concept to give Carmel Valley and surrounding areas a convenient resource as fingerprinting is required by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI for background checks in numerous professions, including teachers, school volunteers, nurses, military applicants, contractors, CPAs and
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CV residents named to Meals-on-Wheels, Greater San Diego 2011-2012 board Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego recently announced the installment of its 2011-2012 Board of Trustees. The board consists of representatives from across the county as well as various sectors of the business community. “Meals-on-Wheels is thrilled to have so many well respected San Diegans and local businesses represented on our
Board to help further our mission and contribute to the overall well-being of San Diego seniors,” said Debbie Case, president and CEO of Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego. Board members from Carmel Valley include: Steven Ratner, Law Offices of Steven M. Ratner (Board Development Committee Chair)
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Letters/Opinion: Not a dime’s worth of difference? A growing number of “independent” voters hold that there is no meaningful difference between Democrats and Republicans. I disagree. Democrats favor progressive taxation. Republi-
cans favor huge tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Democrats support Social Security, Medicare, and national health insurance. Republicans want to repeal these programs. Theirs is a faith-based health system, a
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ONE VIEW poor, sick, and elderly. Most Democrats favor comprehensive immigration reGORDON form with a CLANTON pathway to North Coast citizenship columnist — and they supported the Dream Act. Many Republicans are immigrantbashers. Pete Wilson and Brian Bilbray come to mind. In the 1960s, Democratic Presidents Kennedy and Johnson led the charge for black civil rights. Republicans promptly launched a “Southern Strategy,” de-
signed to appeal to disgruntled white people. As the Great Depression was brought on by the policies of Republican presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, the great recession of our own time was brought on by the policies of Republican president George W. Bush. Throughout the Great Depression and beyond, voters elected Democrat Franklin Roosevelt four times and gave him large majorities in Congress. Voters did NOT say in 1936: “Well, FDR hasn’t ended the Depression yet. I guess we should give control of the economy back to the Republicans.” Consider the company you keep if you believe there is no difference between the parties. George Wallace, racist governor of Alabama and
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As one of three authors (James Freedman, Michael Hayutin and myself) of the analysis of the chapters on the rise and spread of Islam in the textbook, World History Medieval to Early Modern Times, I would like to clarify some issues. The front page of the June 9 newspaper included an article about the textbook, inappropriately under a heading “High School district rejects charges of religious discrimination.” The textbook controversy has nothing to do with religious discrimination nor is it related to the legal actions described in the other article under the same heading. A recent reader of our report pointed
out that we didn’t even address the two full pages quoting from the Qur’an, which are arguably inappropriate in the textbook. Our complaint is strictly about errors and distortions in history. We wrote a supplement to achieve a more truthful depiction of Islamic history because we believe that the textbook is historically flawed. Middle school staff and administration were informed about our concerns. The supplement could be used by teachers until an accurate textbook is available. We highly respect Superintendent Noah’s recommendation and are in agreement with the local board’s unani-
mous decision to let the California Department of Education tackle the complaint. Readers may e-mail comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We all agree that teaching the truth about the history of Islam is critical to our children’s education. The textbook problem is not unique to our school district. Until the teaching content is improved we will continue to inform the concerned public about the deficiencies — in print, on radio, television and at town hall meetings. The essence of the problem is educational not political. Young children are taught about the American history of slavery,
women’s voting rights, Japanese internment during World War ll, a devastating civil war and mistreatment of native Indians. America’s constitutional amendments and man-made laws have evolved to rectify our problems and enhance freedom. Why is the Islamic history of slavery and slave trade, mistreatment of minorities, unequal rights of women, and often brutal methods of expansion expunged from the textbook history? What is wrong with teaching these important truths about Islamic history? Linda Sax Carmel Valley
Run Club & Resort hosts a Torrey Pines Employee Retirement Morgan State Reserve Forum with Dr. Donald R. Grine Run Club & Resort will host a complimentary Knowledge Plan creates savings SeekersMorgan Forum on Wednesday, July 27, at 6 p.m. Don Grine, former presSchool districts throughout California are looking for cost containment and cash flow strategies. A Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan is one program that generates savings as a result of the salary differential between the retiring employee and the new employee hired to fill the position. The program is designed to create incentives that increase and accelerate the retirement rate in excess of the natural attrition rate. This retirement strategy is used to create fiscal savings that will aid the district in offering the best educational experience possible for the children of our district. Jim Peabody Superintendent, Del Mar Union School District
ident of the Torrey Pines Docents will be talking about the Torrey Pines State Reserve, a real treasure located on the coast between Del Mar and La Jolla. Grine will provide a movie of the park, discuss the history, financial problems affecting state parks, geology, animals, and vegetation of the Reserve, with the Torrey Pine being the park’s primary attraction. These trees are native only to the Reserve and to Santa Rosa Island. The seminar begins at 6 p.m. Grine graduated from M.I.T. with a B.S., M.S. and PhD., all in geophysics. Field trips in his geology courses provided a good introduction to nature in New England and Nova Scotia. Grine still does guided walks for school children during the school year and nature walks for the public on weekends. He does talks on Torrey Pines Reserve and on local geology for various organizations. Please RSVP to Morgan Run at (858) 756-2471. Morgan Run Resort is located at 5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091.
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come to America.â€? Name: Janusz (pronounced: â€œYa-nooshâ€?) Supernak, Supernak served as a visitPh.D. ing assistant professor at SUNY, 1980-81; and served as associate Distinction: San Diego State University civil engineering professor, who served for a record 18 years as chair of professor at Drexel University, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Philadelphia, 1981-84; and, in Engineering, recently was honored at the 2011 com1984, moved to San Diego and joined the SDSU faculty as an as- mencement with receipt of SDSUâ€™s Most Influential Faculsociate professor. He was proty Award. moted to full professor in 1988. Resident of: Carmel Valley Most rush-hour motorists Born: Deblin, Poland, 66 years ago regard freeway driving as an ordeal to be endured for the privi- Education: B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering, Technical University of Warsaw, 1968, 1970, 1977 respeclege of living and working in tively. sunny San Diego, but Supernak has long regarded the I-15 as a Family: He and his wife, Iga, have been married six â€œnational labâ€? for creating better years. Like he, she was born in Poland, is also an engineer traffic management systems. and sings with him in a quartet at the Polish Catholic From 1997 to 2001, he was Mission in Pacific Beach where he has served as volunteer the principal investigator of the organist and cantor for 20 years. $1.2 million federal grant pilot Interests: Music, singing, songwriting, table tennis, program for the Congestion chess, Sudoku and travel. (Value) Pricing system on the Favorite composers: Chopin and Mozart HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes of the I-15. The successful Favorite singers: Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole implementation of the computFavorite films: Classic European films by directors Luis er-controlled trip pricing geared BuĂąuel, Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman are his allto traffic volume was a worldtime favorites. first now imitated by other cities Favorite travel: Japan and India to improve highway traffic Recent readings: â€œ4 Diets 4 Blood Types: Eat Right 4 flows. Your Type,â€? by Dr. Peter J. Dâ€™Adamo; and poetry by Nobel â€œTraffic unfortunately is a phenomenon of our civilization laureate Czeslaw Milosz. and itâ€™s not going away because Philosophy: Strive for a balance among intellectual, of growth and San Diego has tre- spiritual and physical activities. â€œIt works for me.â€? mendous growth. The problems we are facing as traffic engineers will only be more complicated,â€? controlled and guided safely and evenly he said. through rush hour traffic. But solutions like HOT lanes and soon to For civil engineers, the future bodes well be introduced â€œmanaged lanesâ€? on I-15, he for job opportunities, particularly in the areas added, will definitely help, combined hopeof transportation, water-delivery systems and fully with other solutions including flexible construction upgrading of the countryâ€™s aging work hours and â€œsmart growthâ€? to reduce infrastructure, Supernak predicts. commuting distances. He is particularly proud of his role in Looking even more into the future, Suwinning the contract for a World Bank-sponpernak anticipates seeing traffic engineers fur- sored program to provide graduate training ther develop â€œintelligent highwayâ€? experifor engineering instructors from Nangarhar ments in which highways will be equipped University, Jalalabad, Afghanistan. with magnets and vehicles with special devicTwo instructors just earned their M.S. dees that will allow vehicles to be automatically grees from SDSU and another six are complet-
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ing masterâ€™s degrees at SDSUâ€™s partner school, the Technical University of Cracow, Poland. Supernak is co-director of the program that not only is training teachers but has created coursework for implementation of a new, strong civil engineering curriculum at Nangarhar. â€œThis is a project that will make really true friends in Afghanistan,â€? he said. â€œThose people are very influentialâ€ŚThey will say Americans did something really good for them. So, if we want to win hearts and minds, thatâ€™s the best way to do it.â€? His passion for music has been with him throughout his life, beginning as a boy, growing up in a household where music and singing were an integral part of family life. For the past 20 years, Supernak has served as the volunteer organist and cantor at the Polish Catholic Mission in Pacific Beach. He and his wife perform in a quartet at the church. He has written and composed more than 50 songs and recorded two albums: â€œMy Prayerâ€? and â€œChristmas in San Diego,â€? which won first prizes at the International Multimedia Festival â€œPolish Homelands,â€? in 2006 and 2007. His song, â€œMy Lullaby,â€? is the title song in the award-winning album by Polish jazz singer Aga Zaryan. His song, â€œI Found My Perfect City,â€? was the popular vote winner in a contest for a song about San Diego organized by San Diego Magazine and radio station Sophie@103.7. It has had more than 4,000 hits on YouTube. In addition to his musical interests, Supernak is an avid table tennis (ping-pong) player. He is a frequent competitor in San Diego Table Tennis Association tournaments, often against skillful Chinese players at the Recreational Center in Carmel Valley, and solo against a robot in his garage. At the 2008 U.S. National Competition in Las Vegas, he was ranked 16 in his age group. All through his career in the U.S., Supernak has maintained an abiding connection with his native Poland. He is president of the San Diego-Warsaw & Mazovia Province Sister City Society and active in the House of Poland in Balboa Park, the Polish-American Congress, Polonia Technica and Polonia United. In 2004, he arranged for Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa to give a lecture at SDSU that attracted an audience of 1,200.
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Del Mar Little League volunteer social The annual Del Mar Little League volunteer social was held at Arterra Restaurant in the Carmel Valley Marriott on June 8. More than 100 volunteers were in attendance including team sponsors, coaches and board members. There were 82 teams this year, ranging from t-ball level to Juniors, with over 900 players and 600 volunteers. This is Larry Jackel’s second year as DMLL Board President. He expressed his gratitude to the volunteers by saying, “This has been an incredibly rewarding experience and it is such a pleasure to work the board members and numerous volunteers. I saw great changes this season that benefitted both our kids as well as the community.” Larry will become board vice president next year. Besides the numerous team managers and coaches, there were also former athletes who volunteered their time and visited weekly games to inspire the young players. Among them was local San Diegan past minor league player Jared Eichelberger who played with the Chicago Cubs. He shared some of his winning league strategies with DMLL baseball players. One of the great accomplishments of the DMLL this year is being honored with hosting the District 31 Majors All Star Tournament this summer. It will be the first time in over 20 years of the leagues’ 50-year history that it is held locally. It paves the way to the Little League World series held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania during late August this year. The tournament will be held at Sage Canyon Park this summer July 2 through July 10. More than 100 volunteers will be needed during the nine-day event. Those interested can visit the website www.dmll.org for more information.
Front Row: Joey Belluso (Ramona High School), David Martinez (San Dieguito Academy), Tommy Baronner (Torrey Pines), Dakota Wilson (Del Norte), JJ Batagglia (Ramona), Jonathan Doulgeropoulos (Ramona), Sameer Jafri (Canyon Crest), Sammy Casinelli (La Costa Canyon). Back Row: Head Coach, Jason Litt, Coach David Dinerman, Sam Sainz (Temecula Prep) Brandon Weiman (Ramona), Rhett Williams (Ramona), Brandon Miller (La Costa Canyon), Riley Adams (Canyon Crest), Garrett Reese (Del Norte), Coach Robert Schengel. Not pictured: John Butz (El Capitan), Mark Detrow (Torrey Pines), Damon Nolan (Murietta Valley), Dillon Thomison (La Costa Canyon), Adam Taylor Ramona).
Encinitas Gamers capture San Diego Elite Tournament
DMLL player Danny An and One of the 82 DMLL teams consisting of a volunteer sponsor Gloria Limas An manager, two coaches, a sponsor and two team parents.
DMLL volunteer coaches Dave Mitchell and Mike Allen
The Encinitas Gamers recruit student-athletes with high level academics and solid baseball skills, from schools throughout the San Diego area. This year’s team, which features players from nine schools, captured a second straight San Diego Elite Tournament, allowing only five runs in four games, playing nearly flawless defense throughout. Sameer Jafri (Canyon Crest Academy) picked up the win in the final game, throwing 5 strong innings, allowing only one run on 2 hits. Rhett Williams (Ramona) shut out a determined SDBC team for the final two innings to record the save. It took the Gamers ten innings to reach the finals by turning back the always scrappy, Team San Diego. Sammy Casinelli (La Costa Canyon) blasted a walk-off double to the center field wall, scoring Canyon Crest’s Riley Adams from second base for the games’ only run. Sam Sainz (Temecula Prep) threw seven shutout innings and Dakota Wilson (Del Norte) added three more to pick up the win. The Encinitas Gamers play in the USA Premier League and will compete in the July 4 Firecracker Showcase Tournament in Orange County, July 1-6.
DMLL volunteer manager Tom McCadden
North Shore girls and their dads. From left: Mikaila and Es Reyes, Erin and Dave Vandertie, Chase and Kent Zapata, Ally and Scott Harvey, Carley and Kenny Sheppard, Morgan and John McIntyre, Christina and Alex Bragado, Maddie and Rich Ley, Sydny and Mike Poh, Lauren and Tim Scheg, and Nicole and Gary Anderson.
North Shore goes to finals on Father’s Day
DMLL rookie players Gavin Christie and Danny An
DMLL rookie player Danny An and past Minor League Player Jared Eichelberger
The 12U gold all-star team of the North Shore Girls Softball League made their dads proud on Father’s Day, as they made their way to the finals of the 19th Annual Summer Heat Classic Tournament in Poway. North Shore emerged from pool play to face the number-one seeded Clairemont team, the highestscoring team in the tournament. North Shore was down by three runs early in the game, but continued to play stellar defense until their offense kicked into gear. Nicole Anderson went three for three at bat, hitting the game-winning, two-run home run propelling North Shore into the semi-finals against Peninsula.
“Nicole has driven the ball well this season, but that home run was absolutely uncatchable,” said North Shore manager Kent Zapata. The semi-final game was a pitching and defensive game as North Shore pitcher Lauren Scheg held Peninsula scoreless until the final inning when they scored one run. North Shore was able to push across four runs, highlighted by Christina Bragado, who had a batting average of over .500 for the tournament. “Christina put so much pressure on their defense with her speed,” added Zapata. “It’s what made the difference in that game.” North Shore took on Bonita Valley in the champi-
onship game. It was the fourth time these two teams have faced off this season. Pitcher Maddie Ley limited Bonita Valley’s strong offense to only two runs in three innings. Ley had a 1.27 ERA for the entire tournament. “Maddie had a great tournament, and was a big reason we were successful,” said Zapata. “She battled every pitch on the mound.” The final game was close until the sixth inning when Bonita Valley scored four runs to take a 7-3 lead. North Shore was unable to catch up, finishing second in the tournament, but giving their dads an exciting Father’s Day.
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Buchanan earns his stripes; Eagle’s leadership, tenacity, inspires teammates BY GIDEON RUBIN CONTRIBUTOR When asked his idea of a football player with great leadership qualities, Santa Fe Christian’s Andrew Buchanan cited former Chargers and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. “To me, the great leader is the guy who leaves it all on the field but then he doesn’t talk about it after the game,” said Buchanan, an incoming senior linebacker/quarterback. “He’s just subtle, he talks about how it’s a combined team effort and he doesn’t gloat.” When asked the same question, incoming SFC running back/defensive back Jarrod Watson-Lewis cited Andrew Buchanan. “Motivational,” Watson-Lewis said of Buchanan. “Inspirational, really.” In recent months, Buchanan has earned his stripes as an inspirational leader after rejoining his team for spring workouts just weeks after experiencing potentially lifethreatening complications from a knee surgery in April. Buchanan suffered a severed artery during the procedure and a related blood clot a few days later. Undeterred, Buchanan has resumed football-related activities, participating in spring weight-lifting and running drills while wearing a surgically-installed metal brace on his knee that weighs more than two pounds. “When we’re in our workouts and doing a lot of hard work some people get discouraged, like ‘I don’t know if I can do this anymore,’ ” Watson-Lewis said. “Then you think about that injury, it’s beyond what anyone can imagine. “It just makes you feel like, OK, I should be pushing harder. It makes (practices) easier.” Buchanan has prided himself for pushing harder since long before the injury in just about every endeavor he’s pursued. Buchanan, who also plays on the volleyball team, has maintained an off-the-charts 4.67 GPA at SFC. He plans to
Andrew Buchanan major in mechanical or chemical engineering at UCLA, UC Berkeley, or Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo). “ I’ve always grown up trying to push myself to do the best I can in school, and that carried over into when I started playing sports,” Buchanan said. “I just treat everything as a competition, whether it’s sports or school.” Buchanan played football on a bum knee his junior year, splitting time between the varsity and junior varsity. He suffered the injury doing quick start-and-stop sprints called “suicides.” “My body went one way and the knee didn’t come with it,” he said of the injury. “It just kind of stuck in the turf.” The injury left him with a torn MCL and damaged growth plate. What was supposed to be a two-day procedure left him in the intensive care unit for nine days. Buchanan was about four days into his hospital stay when he learned of the complications. “I was on so much pain medication it didn’t really hit me what happened,” Buchanan said.
Buchanan said the hardest part of the injury was missing out on activities for several months. He had to sit out all of his junior volleyball season, and his football activities have been restricted. He’s expected to have his brace surgically removed in late July, and will be able to participate in limited activities a week after that. He’ll be able to participate in full contact drills by mid-August. He expects to make a complete recovery. “I can’t do everything, but I’m doing everything I can, trying to be a team leader for my teammates,” Buchanan said. It’s a role he relishes. “I just want to show them that nothing’s going to slow me down,” Buchanan said. “I’m trying to do the most that I can through my actions to show (the younger players) that I have a good work ethic so they can model it after mine.” And through his example, Buchanan has given the Eagles leadership they can trust. “It shows that he’s fearless, he’s just a fighter,” WatsonLewis said. “When things are going wrong during a game you just look over at (Buchanan) and you know everything’s going to be OK. You know he’ll always be there for you.” Buchanan, a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder with below average speed, strength and size, more than makes up for what he lacks in tangible tools with a passion for the game and energetic playing style that rubs off on teammates. He’s projected to be the team’s backup quarterback, but could start at middle linebacker, Eagles coach Nick Ruscetta said. “He’s one of those kids where if you had 11 of them on your team you’d probably never lose a game,” Ruscetta said. “Kids who don’t think they can play sports can look at him and say ‘if he can do it, anybody can do it.’ ”
June 30, 2011
Torrey Pines grad Cory Nasoff selected to compete at water polo’s World University Games in China
The winning Cathedral Catholic girls swim and dive team.
Cathedral Catholic captures 4th consecutive CIF crown Recently at Del Norte High School, the Cathedral Catholic girls swim and dive team won their fourth straight CIF Division II title after a meet-long, pressure packed battle with Valhalla in which both teams outdistanced Mt. Carmel, Westview, Canyon Crest and La Jolla. Going into the finals, Valhalla appeared poised to threaten Cathedral’s title streak. That Valhalla was a threat was not lost on Cathedral head coach Jeff Owen. “We scored out the meet based on the prelims and diving which showed us going into finals tied 195 to 195 with Valhalla.” True to form, the two teams went into the last event of the meet with Cathedral holding a slim six point lead and the relays for the two teams seeded first and second. As the meet announcer let everyone know how tight the team race was, Owen reflected that “after watching the girls consistently hit best times throughout the meet I was confident they could do it, but I’d be lying if I did say I was nervous.” Cathedral’s 400 free relay of Jenna Harris, Kim Boone, Molly Barry and Roz Kackman stepped up and shaved over five seconds off of their top qualifying preliminary swim to win and clinch the title for the Dons. Throughout the morning, the Cathedral girls responded to the pressure with great swims. Owen noted that “the girls knew that every opportunity to move up a place from
Water polo player Cory Nasoff, a 2007 Torrey Pines graduate and Cal Bears runner up NCAA finalist, has been selected to represent the USA at the upcoming World University Games in China. Head coach Marc Hunt recently announced the Men’s World University Games roster that will compete at the World University Games this Aug. 11-23 in Shenzhen, China. The squad represents some of the best recent college aged talent the United States has to offer. Team USA has been slotted in Group C along with Serbia, France, and Singapore, and will meet those teams in group play to start off the tourney opening with Singapore on Aug. 11. Cory Nasoff Team USA has had success in the event earning consecutive first place finishes in 1991 and 1993. The 1991 title came under the direction of UC-Irvine’s Ted Newland in Sheffield, England, while the most recent championship team was guided by the late Steve Heaston of Cal in 1993 in Buffalo, New York. The United States last competed in the World University Games in 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia, claiming a sixth place finish. — USA Water Polo (usawaterpolo.org) their prelim standing was the way to win the meet.” The tone was set in the first event of the meet, the 200 medley relay. Jenna Harris, Kim Boone, Roz Kackman and Katie Kochalko won for the Dons with Valhalla finishing third. In the 200 freestyle, Cathedral got big swims from Roz Kackman (1st), Molly Barry (3rd) and Ashley Weedman (7th). Kackman’s time of 1:51.92 was an All-American consideration time, and she continued her outstanding performance winning the 100 butterfly. Barry took second in the 500 freestyle with a 4:59.43, also an All-American consideration time. Other key contributors for the Dons were Harris (4th – 100 backstroke/5th – 50 free), Kochalko (8th – 100 butterfly/ 9th – 200 IM), Weedman (5th – 500 free), Emilie Myers (8th – 100 butterfly), and Boone (6th – 100 breaststro ke). Weedman, Myers, Barry and Kochalko combined to take 5th in the 200 freestyle relay and diver Kylie Sullivan placed 7th. Owen enjoyed the team victory because “every swimmer had a role to play, and swimming is usually such an individual sport. It was great watching the girls accomplish this together.” Graduating senior Kim Boone was selected as the recipient of the CIF Sportsmanship award.
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Local woman wants to start school in rural Cambodia. See page B2
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Quick Facts Name: Muffy (Martha) Walker Born: Chestnut Hill, PA 54 years ago Family: Husband: John C. Reed MD., Ph.D., married 25 years. 3 children: Hunter, Tyler & Courtland Education: Master’s of Science in Nursing; University of Pennsylvania 1983, Master’s Of Business Administration; University of California — Irvine 1994 Interests: Golden Retriever rescue foster mom, Scrabble, Toastmasters, event planning, volunteerism, gourmet cooking Favorite Getaways: Coeur d’Alene, ID., Rancho Pacifica with girlfriends, Africa, India Favorite films: “White Christmas,” “Forrest Gump,” “Black Swan” Philosophy: There is no obstacle too great if you put your mind to it.
Stillinger committed to conservation A founding board member of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Denise Stillinger served as the first treasurer for 15 years. Her involvement with the lagoon began as a volunteer patroller back in 1986, before a fulltime county ranger was assigned to the reserve. In addition to her current duties as president of the Conservancy, she continues her 25-year commitment as a docent, leading school groups on walks at the reserve. Stillinger teaches biology at the Denise Stillinger San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College, a faculty position she’s held for 22 years. She attended UCSD as an undergrad and completed her graduate work at SDSU. Stillinger enjoys traveling, camping, and playing soccer. Her “midlife soccer crisis” has taken her to tournaments in Las Vegas, Orlando, Sydney, Australia, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. And there is talk of a trip to Torino, Italy, in 2013.
1. What brought you to this neighborhood? I moved to Cardiff in January 1985 as a newlywed. Twenty-six years of marriage and two progeny later, I’m still here. 2. What makes this town special to you? Cardiff is a genuine and diverse community, not a homogeneous suburb. There are all types of people in my neighborhood; from immigrants to millionaires and from toddlers to octogenarians. You can walk to the post office, the library, the grocery store, VG’s donut shop, a taco stand, the beach or a bar. What could be better? 3. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract, or improve in the area? I’d resurrect the old train station that use to be in Cardiff for office space for the Conservancy. I’d also make it easier to get a campsite at San Elijo State Beach (priority
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Award-winning International Bipolar Foundation founder devoted to educating public about the illness BY JOE TASH CONTRIBUTOR For years after Muffy Walker’s youngest son began suffering from the symptoms of bipolar disorder at age 4, her family struggled with the impacts — doctors who initially misdiagnosed his condition, schoolmates who teased the boy and adults who feared and misunderstood the illness. “They called him mentalhead, psycho and told him to go back to the mental hospital,” recalled Walker of the childish taunts lobbed at her son when he was 7 or 8 years old. And it wasn’t just children, she said: his schoolmates’ parents were leery of allowing their children to socialize with her son, and even firefighters who were called to a supermarket during a manic episode suggested the boy merely needed stricter discipline. “My son has never been in trouble with the law, never hurt anyone, never been in a psychiatric hospital; he simply has a brain illness called bipolar disor-
der,” said Walker. The response by the public, she said, “is the fear of the unknown.” The local resident’s experiences led her to found the International Bipolar Foundation, which celebrated its fourth anniversary this month. Also this month, Walker, 54, was recognized for her work with the prestigious Mogens Schou Award for Public Service from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, an organization of researchers, clinicians, social workers and people affected by the illness. The award — named for a Danish researcher who confirmed the use of lithium to treat bipolar disorder — was presented at a ceremony held in Pittsburgh during the society’s biannual conference. David Miklowitz, professor of psychiatry at UCLA, nominated Walker for the award. Miklowitz, whose work is focused on bipolar disorder, said he became aware of Walker through a newsletter she produces to educate the public and assist
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people dealing with bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic-depressive illness. People who suffer from the disorder are prone to severe mood changes, resulting from episodes of mania, when they become overexcited and agitated, and depression, when they become lethargic, deeply sad and hopeless, according to the website of the National Institutes of Mental Health. The illness is believed to be hereditary, according to Miklowitz. Walker, said Miklowitz, is “a very high energy person who’s done a lot of outreach to the community, particularly to consumers or caregivers.” Walker’s newsletter, which can be found on her foundation’s website, www. internationalbipolarfoundation.org, contains a wealth of information helpful to anyone with an interest in the disorder, including himself, said Miklowitz. The award was well-deserved, said
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Local woman campaigns for a school in rural Cambodia BY KIRBY BROOKS Contributor Supplying a young girl in Cambodia with just $10 a month can make her the breadwinner of her family, help to eradicate poverty, and probably keep that child out of the sex trade. This is the message Nicole Sahin is trying to get across through her partnership with American Assistance for Cambodia. Established by a journalist to provide opportunities for Cambodian children, the program seeks to stop the disturbing cycle that places children, girls in particular, into the sex industry. Sahin, senior director of the international business consulting firm, High Street Partners, has made it her mission to raise funds to start a school for children in rural Cambodia to provide them with an education that will allow them to live a life they could otherwise only dream of. Sahin has visited more than 50 countries and circumnavigated the globe
To connect • Donations can be made through http:// www.firstgiving.com/ fundraiser/school/ americanassistanceforcambodiainc. • E-mail Sahin at Nicole@sahin@yahoo. com for the address for checks made out to: American Assistance for Cambodia, a 501c3 nonprofit twice. She said her travels provided her with a window on how others live. “My trips have made me see how much further money can go in other
places,” she explained. “I want to show that you can make a huge difference with something that is so attainable.” Her excitement is infectious. She has recruited a team of seven inspired women to help her build the school. Their goal is for each to raise $2,500 to 3,000. Her team is comprised of Denise Hummel of Carlsbad; Sayaka Adachi of Vista; Los Angeles-local Mary Murphy; Carolyn Taylor Meyer, who lives up the coast in Monterey; Bostonite Jeannette Van Der Velde; and Casie Gambrel, an expat living in Australia. Since May 26, they have collectively raised $7,000. “I’d been thinking about this for a long time, and once I recruited these women, I knew it was possible to build the school,” Sahin said. “There are two tools to eradicating poverty: educating women and having a well.” In Cambodia, 10 percent of children die before
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eases. “The school is just the beginning. It will have a well that will provide ac-
cess to clean water. We don’t think about something that simple, but access to clean water there is key,” Sahin insisted. The Asian Development Bank will match funds raised for the construction of the school. It’s estimated the total cost of the building, with 3 to 6 classrooms, desks, chalkboards, and materials, is $19,000. Funds will also provide for a nationally certified teacher for two years, as well as a computer, solar panel to power the school, and a bookcase full of texts. The school’s opening ceremony is slated for spring/summer 2012. Once the school is up and running, however, Sahin and her team’s work will still not be done. These ambitious women plan on arranging microfinance opportunities in the village, as a way to provide work opportunities for graduates and to stimulate the economy in the targeted village.
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June 30, 2011
DM Farmers’ Market continues to flourish with new enhancements
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BY MARLENA MEDFORD STAFF WRITER The Del Mar Farmers’ Market has long been a community staple for farm-tofork fresh food and, after nearly 25 years, it has the distinction of being one of the oldest markets in the county. When this weekly open-air market launched in 1985, in fact, Vista was the only other city to offer a farmers’ market. Today, there are more than 50 farmers’ markets in the county, with new ones steadily opening. Indeed, things have gotten more competitive since that first market day in 1985 and, as a result, the volunteer board that runs the Del Mar Farmers’ Market is working to make sure it stays strong for another 25 years. Based on customer feedback, they’ve added more international foods and prepared meals, which have proven to be a hit with customers onthe-go, and they’re finishing touches on a market logo and website, which will hopefully launch within the next few months. “We want to focus on taking this market to its maximum potential,” said board member Nicole Holli-
Estela Maciel, manager of the Del Mar Farmers’ Market, and her husband Anthony. day, adding that the group is also planning a 25th anniversary celebration for September. “The founders of this market had an incredible vision and we’re trying to continue to build on that.” Those founders — a group of seven women — also helped Del Mar Farmers’ Market gain its nonprofit status, something that is truly unique for farmers’ markets. To date, it has provided more than $200,000 to Del Mar community efforts. This year alone, it will give $10,000 back to the community via donations: to purchase a new waste bin for the city; toward
funding for the new lifeguard station; to the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy; to the Del Mar Library; and to Del Mar Community Connections; and for funding scholarships for college students who work at the farmers’ market. “We take a lot of pride in our nonprofit status, and we’re committed to the wellbeing of this community,” Holliday added. And in return, the community has stayed largely committed to the farmers’ market, as have many of the vendors. Case in point: the Del Mar Farmers’ Market scholarship fund is
The Del Mar Farmers’ Market is run by a board of volunteer members, clockwise from bottom left: Leslie Robson, Lisa Renner (in white shirt), Darrese Webb, Nicole Holliday (holding basket), Angel O’Brien and Rita Meier. named in honor of Mary Maciel, one of the original longtime vendors. Today, Maciel’s daughter-in-law Estela can still be found at the market every Saturday, where she works as manager, the only paid staffer for the non-profit. “Stories like that are neat, and they’re part of
what make our market so special,” Holliday said. “This is a place you can come get berries picked that morning, and talk to the farmers who picked them. It’s a way for people to eat fresh quality food, support local farmers, chat with your neighbors, and support something that’s
giving back to your community.” The Del Mar Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1050 Camino Del Mar, between 10th Street and 11th Street. For more information, please email delmarmarket@ gmail.com.
Boundless Energy Opens July 9 Get charged up about the future of energy at our newest exhibit. Boundless Energy is an outdoor, interactive playground that explores how we can use natural forces to power our lives. Included with admission. 858-534-FISH aquarium.ucsd.edu
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Join the world’s most famous wanderer, Peer Gynt, as he dreams, charms and swindles his way through life in an exhilarating quest for fame and fortune. Experimental director David Schweizer brings this epic fantasy to life with only five actors. These agile, hilarious and versatile performers transform themselves from cowboys to button-molders, from the Egyptian Sphinx to a three-headed troll on a stage full of inventive surprises. Satisfy your wanderlust in this wild, funny and picaresque journey
Gustavo Romero takes his technical prowess to the absolute limit with the exciting piano works of Franz Liszt. Make a memorable evening by enjoying relaxing dinners after each performance. All concerts take place at The Neurosciences Institute located at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. Dinners immediately follow. Tickets and information at www.ljathenaeum.org/musicfest.
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Mediterranean Room at La Valencia Hotel ■ 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla ■ (858) 551-3765 ■ www.lavalencia.com/dining/mediterranean-room ■ The Vibe: Revamped ■ Signature Dish: King Salmon ■ Open Since: 1926 (as Surf Room), changed to Mediterranean Room “some time in the 1960s,” according to bartender Rey, who is about to mark his 53rd year at the hotel’s Whaling Room. ■ Reservations: Yes
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Patio Seating: Yes Take Out: No Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. daily Hours: Breakfast 6:30-11 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shrimp Nicoise with haricot vert, fingerling potato, egg, and barrel-aged vinaigrette.
The wildcaught Alaskan King Salmon is pan-seared and served with leeks, sweet peas, fava beans and a cucumber and vegetable sauce.
New chef stirs up Mediterranean Room’s fare with fresh, international flavors BY WILL PARSON he tides are shifting at Mediterranean Room this summer. The menu is being refreshed and the management has brought in renowned Chicago chef Jason McLeod as a temporary consultant to revitalize the historical La Jolla hangout. Staying true to its name, the new menu from executive chef Lance Repp stretches from Spain to Greece (with many stops between) with a feel that is light, healthful and exciting. McLeod notes positive trends all over San Diego’s restaurant scene as part of the impetus for change. He says the city is catching up with dining hot spots around the country. “It’s an exciting time to be here and we want to be a part of that.” New dishes — two or three at a time — are popping up on the menu, matching a heightened emphasis on seasonal local ingredients from sources like Chino Farms and Crows Pass Farm. New events include the Mediterranean Nights every Thursday through Saturday, featuring music on the patio with
T Pan Roasted Scallops with morel mushroom, fava beans, and pea shoots.
With the view facing the Pacific, it’s easy to see why the Mediterranean Room used to be called the Surf Room until the 1960s.
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■ This week: The Mediterranean Room’s Eggplant Caponata tapas and small tasting plates that should be great to grab between dances. Monday night barbecues offer three courses on the patio, and Sunday Suppers offer a threecourse meal served family-style. Chef Lance has been at Mediterranean Room for two years, but moved up to executive chef last September. He says his training is in traditional French cuisine, but that he gravitates toward other Mediterranean fare, such as Spanish and Italian, as well as Indian cuisine (some curries should appear on the menu in the near future). While the restaurant has struggled with a large menu in the past, Chef Lance’s approach has been to
clean it up and pare it down. His newer dishes, like the King Salmon, focus on just a few carefully prepared, fresh and delicious ingredients. The key at Mediterranean Room has perhaps been a level of consistency despite the changes. The staff is confident in the direction it’s heading, and new dishes aren’t overwhelming the existing menu overnight. And part of the new efforts, says McLeod, has simply been to look at why people came to the Mediterranean Room at various points in its history. After all, guests have enjoyed a pretty nice view of the ocean for the better part of a century.
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All invited to participate in Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Dance Program’s summer classes Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Dance Program will hold its first annual summer dance intensive. The workshop begins on Monday, July 11, and runs through Friday, July 15. Classes are open to all students, not only those attending Canyon Crest Academy. It is open to students ages 12 - 112! Classes begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m.; all classes are being held in the large dance studio at CCA, located in the gym. Classes include hip hop, jazz fusion, classical ballet, strengthening and improv, and “tricks.” In order to secure your place in the workshop, please visit teachers.sduhsd.net/rstohl and fill out the application form. Mail the application form, along with payment, to Sarah King, who’s address is also on website. Twenty percent of all proceeds will benefit the Envision Dance Program at CCA.
100th birthday celebration event in honor of Ginger Rogers to be held July 16 in DM Celebrate Ginger Rogers’ 100th birthday at Artists Space Gallery at Southfair in Del Mar on Saturday, July 16. The event, to be held from 6-9 p.m., will honor the worldrenowned actress, dancer, motion picture and Broadway star Ginger Rogers, as well as her mother Lela. Photographer H. Montgomery-Drysdale, a close friend of Rogers and her mother, will provide photographs and information about the Rogers ladies, much of which has never been seen or known. Montgomery-Drysdale met the Rogers women at the La Jolla Playhouse in 1963, where she was the director of advertising, public relations and photography at the time. Of special interest to the photographer and her associate, Dayna Carroll, is the fact that Ginger’s mother was one of the first 10 American women to join the U.S. Marines in 1918. Daughter Ginger was just 7 years old. Lela Rogers was a gifted writer, editor of the Marine publication “Leatherneck” and many Hollywood scripts. Retired members of the Marines, men and women, will join in the festivities. The opening ceremony will feature members of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from Oceanside High School. Artists Space, which is owned by Rachel Turner Thomas, is located at 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd. No entry fees.
Junior Theatre stages summer musical San Diego Junior Theatre will present “A Year with Frog and Toad,” based on the books by Arnold Lobel, July 1-17 at Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park. The audience will follow Frog, Toad, and their buddy, Snail, on “a croakingly good musical journey where wonderful times abound, where expecting the unexpected is just another way of having fun, and where friendship is valued above all else.” Recommended for all ages, the show is directed by Courtney Corey with music by Robert Reale, book and lyrics by Willie Reale. There will be an ASL-interpreted show, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $8-$14 at (619) 239-8355, the box office, and juniortheatre.com. The cast includes A.J. Foggiano (Frog), Scott Peterson (Toad), Emma Wineman (Snail), Kaydon Schanberger, Madeleine Williams, Maya Nielsen, Shannon Barry, Charulata Sunha, Maia Gaurila Larom (Lady Birds), Kaleolani Laymon (Turtle) Pierre Cozic (Mouse) and many others. The San Diego Junior Theatre will close its 63rd season with “Hairspray!” July 29Aug. 14.
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WALKER continued from page B1 Lisa Weinreb, a Carmel Valley resident and vice president/secretary of the foundation’s board. “Muffy lives and breathes this organization,” said Weinreb. “(The award) is so deserved, I was so thrilled for her.” “She is an amazing woman, we can’t keep up with her,” Weinreb said. Walker, whose husband is John Reed, CEO of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, founded the organization with Weinreb, and two other women, Lynn Muto of Rancho Santa Fe and Karen Sheffres of Poway, all of whom have children diagnosed with the illness. Along with serving as the foundation’s president, Walker continues to run support groups for people affected by bipolar disorder from her home. The nonprofit foundation’s three major goals are “to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support services for all affected; and to erase associated stigma through public education,” according to the group’s website. Among its initiatives are raising funds to make research grants, and finishing work on a book, called “Healthy Living With Bipo-
lar Disorder,” which will be available online later this year, Walker said. The chapters are written by various experts, and focus on different topics, such as medication, spirituality, dealing with bipolar disorder during pregnancy, nutrition, and caring for people with the disorder, Walker said. Walker, who holds master’s degrees in psychiatric nursing and business administration, estimated she spends about 60 hours each week on foundation work. “It’s my life, it’s what I do.” She hopes to continue building the organization’s presence both internationally and in the United States in the coming years. “We’d like to be the go-to organization for anybody with bipolar disorder.” Walker’s son, Court Reed, currently takes four medications, and his condition is under control, although the medications do cause serious side effects, she said. He has been attending boarding school in Illinois, where he is having typical high school experiences such as prom, clubs and sports teams, and earning an “A” grade point average. “He’s doing great, I’m really proud of him,” Walker said. Over the past several decades, medical science has developed a wider range of drugs to treat bipolar disorder, along with more effective psychotherapy methods, said Miklowitz, who
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also has written a book on the subject, “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide.” But those who don’t get proper treatment can find themselves in and out of the hospital, missing work and even in danger of committing suicide, Miklowitz said. “If it’s not under control you can have a really tough life.” While the public is becoming more aware of mental illness and hopefully more tolerant, said Miklowitz, a stigma regarding mental illness still exists. Bipolar disorder, said Miklowitz, Walker and Weinreb, is no different than illnesses such as cancer or diabetes, and should be treated the same. “I still think there’s a basic mistrust in our society of mental illness, and a misunderstanding. So we have a long way to go,” Miklowitz said. For more information, visit www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org.
QUESTIONS continued from page B1 registration for locals?). 4. Who or what inspires you? People with passion and humility. 5. If you hosted a dinner party for 8, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Jane Goodall, Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama, Dr. Seuss, Picasso, Einstein, Pope John Paul II, and my dad, he passed away a while ago and it would be good to see him. 6. Tell us about what you are currently reading. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” and “The Ripple Effect” 7. Name a few of your favorite movies. “Gone With the Wind,” “The Italian Job,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “Toy Story” 8. What haven’t you achieved in your life that you would still like to? Figure out a way to convert disposable plastics and Styrofoam into gold (without producing any waste!) and rid the world of cigarettes and bigotry. I’d be content with any one of the three, actually. 9. What is your favorite vacation spot? Hands down: Payette Lake – McCall, Idaho 10. What is your motto or philosophy of life? Have Mother Nature on your team, she always bats last!
‘A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds’ fundraiser is Aug. 4 After the Finish Line presents its 2011 annual charity fundraiser, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds,” on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Hilton Hotel in Del Mar from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the fundraising event, which includes a reception, entertainment, silent and live auctions and dinner, are $135 per person, $1,350 per table of 10, and may be purchased by calling (858) 945-1371 or emailing email@example.com. After the Finish Line, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping rescued Thoroughbred horses that can no longer race or breed.
Entrants wanted for ‘Miss Cougar Del Mar’ contest at racetrack On Friday, July 29, horses at Del Mar will race in the Cougar II Handicap, the 1-1/2 mile, longest distance stakes race. Meanwhile, the beautiful ladies of the racetrack will be participating in their own contest, to be crowned “Miss Cougar Del Mar.” Ladies at least 40 years young are encouraged to participate in the third annual event. Individuals can self-nominate or be nominated by another. Those interested should submit a photo, sentence explaining qualifications and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. The top finalists will receive a “Day at Del Mar” package. For more information regarding dates and requirements, visit the Del Mar Scene website at www.delmarscene.com.
The SD Shakespeare Society presents the North County Celebrity Sonnets Please join in the fun at the annual North County Celebrity Sonnets staged at the Dove Library’s Schulman Auditorium, on Monday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. Celebrity presenters include the incomparable Jonathan McMurtry; Marianne McDonald, professor of Theatre and Classics in the Department of Theatre at UCSD, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and a recipient of many national and international awards; Diane Y. Welch, award-winning author and public speaker; The Shakespeare Sisters, Lily & Avalon Greenberg, students, authors, and award winner of the 2011 Student Shakespeare Festival; Erik Larson, student and winner of the 2011 San Diego English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition; and a host of surprise guests who will make Shakespeare’s Sonnets come alive. All of the above are residents of North County, including the emcee for the evening Richard Trujillo, artistic director, San Diego Shakespeare Society. Doors open at the Schulman Auditorium at 7 p.m. No reservations. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE. Donations welcomed. Dove Library’s Schulman Auditorium is located at 1775 Dove Lane, off El Camino Real in Carlsbad just north of Aviara Parkway. This is a San Diego Shakespeare Society event and is made possible in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation, Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund. For more information, visit www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org
Concerts at the Cove held every Thursday Solana Beach holds its Concerts at the Cove series Thursdays from 6 to 7:45 p.m. The concerts are held now through Aug. 25 (with the exception of one which will be held Friday, July 1, instead of June 30). Alcohol, pets, tobacco and grills are not allowed. For more information, visit 858-720-2453 or visit cityofsolanabeach.org
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Try these defensive food maneuvers for a safe (and delicious) 4th of July The Kitchen Shrink
BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN Contributor Americaâ€™s 235th anniversary of its split from Great Britain has swelled to become the nationâ€™s largest secular shindig. Celebrations show off with rock-star pyrotechnics, machismo-grilling skills, puerile face-stuffing contests, and a smorgasbord of American eats from pork butts to peanut butter cookies. Instead of celebrating Independence Day by charring bovine at a backyard barbecue, hereâ€™s a new game plan that might include whipping up some portable
picnic foods (sans the mayo and other perishables) and heading to the beach or backyard to go AWOL. Donâ€™t be disarmed by an untraditional Fourth menu. Keep things simple with an assortment of sandwiches, salads and chilled summer soups â€” smoky gazpacho, watermelon basil, cilantro avocado, blueberry banana, icy lemon or minty Georgia peach â€” to provide tasty replenishment at land or sea. Have plenty of common supplies on hand â€” toppings, condiments, and patriotic red, white and blue potato and pasta salads and coleslaw with vinaigrette bases. My grandmaâ€™s classified recipe for stuffed red pepper slaw pairs well with a variety of hero and submarine sandwiches on assorted baguettes stuffed with turkey bacon, grilled chicken breasts, and nightshades such as Portobellos, marinated eggplant, red onions, technicolor pepper slices, and heirloom tomatoes. For the sweet-tooths, try jam or bananas and nut butter sandwiches, like almond,
walnut, macadamia or cashew. Here are a few safe-food strategies for deployment: 1. Keep hot foods hot and cold ones cold to avoid the formation of airborne bugs. 2. Never let different food groups share cutting surfaces, knives, utensils or dish towels to avoid crosscontamination. Wash hands obsessively, especially after handling raw eggs, chicken or meat. 3. The only food that should be served pink is the watermelon. Meat, fish, fowl and mushrooms need to be cooked-through, but not incinerated. Burnt offerings can be carcinogenic, including â€œjerkâ€? and â€œblackened Cajun.â€? 4. Refrigerate leftovers in airtight containers immediately after youâ€™ve finished eating. 5. Mustard, barbecue sauce and ketchup are safe, heat-forgiving condiments, while milk or egg-based ones (like mayo) are not. My patriotic contribu-
Navajo Peach Crisp 6 large, ripe peaches, peeled, sliced 1/4 cup cane sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup unbleached flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter 2 tablespoons walnuts or pecans, chopped A few drops almond extract tion includes a couple of Independence Day recipes with an explosion of flavors so divine your taste buds will surely salute them. Patriotic Potato Salad Ingredients: 2 pounds of red, white and blue potatoes (fingerlings, baby creamers or other waxy varieties)
1/2 red onion, diced 1/3 cup black olives, sliced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon spicy mustard Sea salt, cumin and cayenne pepper to taste
Method: Boil the potatoes in their jackets until soft but firm. Cool. Cut into bitesize pieces. In a large bowl, combine the spuds and veggies. In another bowl whisk the oil, vinegar, mustard and spices. Toss a desired amount of the dressing into the potato mixture, blend well. Refrigerate. Safe to deploy outdoors for several hours. Method: Preheat oven to 375Â° F. In a 2-quart baking dish toss the peaches with cane sugar, cinnamon and almond extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Crumble butter into coarse chunks and add to the flour/sugar. Sprinkle mixture over the peaches and top with nuts. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. If near the homefront, serve with tri-colored frozen treats â€“ strawberry, vanilla bean and blueberry or other funky blue hue â€” sorbets, gelatos, soy, rice or coconut milks. Send questions and comments to kitchenshrink@ san.rr.com For more culinary information, visit FreeRangeClub.com
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea held every Sunday La Jolla Concerts by the Sea (www.lajollaconcertsbythesea.org; (858) 454-1600) offers free concerts from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Concerts are funded by sponsors and proceeds from the concessions (hot dogs, sodas, chips, candy, popcorn, ice cream bars, fruit popsicles) and raffle sales each week.
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TPHS football gala a big hit
he 16th annual Torrey Pines High School Football Golf Classic was held June 20 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. In addition to a day of golf, the event featured a dinner auction and wine tasting. Jeff Detrow of the popular radio team ”Jeff and Jer” was master of ceremonies and KUSI’s Emmy-winning sportscaster Paul Rudy the auctioneer. TPHS alum Jeff Fargo and his wife, Bernadette, chaired this year’s event which was sponsored by the Dave Austin, Jeff Weinberg, Scott Ashby, Mark Johnson, Larry Waters TPHS Foundation. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
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Artists commissioned to add ‘fun’ to MRI room at children’s hospital BY EMILY DERUY Contributor A trip to the hospital can be daunting, but for children, the prospect can be downright scary. To ease their fears, Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego turned to art. In 2009, Aesthetics Inc. commissioned fine artists Ken and Stephanie Goldman to create 18 wall coverings for the newly renovated Rady Children’s Hospital. The husbandand-wife team was charged with transforming patient rooms, corridors, and the neonatal intensive care unit, into whimsical and “fun” spaces. To that end, the pair painted outdoor scenes, featuring everything from tide pools to outer space, using transparent watercolors on Arches watercolor paper and non-water soluble ink pen that were then enlarged seven or eight times. It was not the first time the couple worked together. In the mid1980s, Stephanie completed an apprenticeship with Ken that then evolved into a marriage and artistic partnership. Ken has authored seven instructional books and exhibited across the United States, Europe and Mexico. His
Ken and Stephanie Goldman work is displayed in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the San Diego Museum of Fine Art, and the San Diego Museum of Natural History. Stephanie spent time living and studying in Europe, focusing on European and Renaissance art, as well as anthroposophic art therapy. Her child portrait series, “I Am A Child,” originally displayed in the Riverside Art Museum, is now in the permanent collection of the Osteopathic Center for Children and Families in San Diego. Both Goldmans teach at the Athenaeum School
of the Arts in La Jolla. They often collaborate, and have produced multiple large-scale mural projects, including works at the San Diego Humane Society and in private residences. Reaction to their mural work at Rady has been overwhelmingly positive, and this year, the couple was asked by Sharp and Children’s MRI Center CEO Keith Prince to complete a series of murals and cartoon vignettes in Rady’s new MRI Center. A child’s toy table with sea animals provided the inspiration for the art. “When I described the
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theme and design ideas, they seemed to be very interested in conveying and developing the theme,” said Prince of the Goldmans. “They quickly provided renderings that matched the ideas we discussed. It was impressive how close the renderings were to the concepts.” Atypical of the art Ken and Stephanie usually produce, the murals feature cartoon images of sea life, and are intended to look like a seascape as viewed from a submarine — in this case, the MRI scanner. Completed three days early in a total of eight days, the MRI room mural is 9 feet by 19 feet, while the waiting room mural is 4 feet by 8 feet. Featuring colorful fish and scubadiving children, the murals are upbeat and fun. The pair also painted approximately 30 smaller vignettes throughout the rooms, and four small images directly onto the MRI scanner. Like the artwork the couple previously completed for the hospital, the
The MRI machine studies were originally done in watercolor and then scaled to fit the walls. The final works were done in acrylic, without airbrush or spray guns, due to potential interference with the MRI machine. When asked why two award-winning artists who have exhibited works internationally would devote time to painting cartoon images at Rady, Ken’s answer was simple: “Being able to bring artwork to kids who are frightened and need brightening up in a sterile environment was a great opportunity.”
If the young patients who have seen the murals and vignettes so far are any indication, the Goldmans have succeeded. Children enter the room and immediately investigate the underwater scenes, pronouncing them “cool” and “fun.” Some have even developed stories for the creatures they see on the walls, a perfect distraction from what for many of the kids is a litany of medical procedures and tests.
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A student checks out an early sewing machine.
Sophie Williams holds a pail while Ryan Dushman pumps water for the laundry. Teagan swings the rocker washer while Davia Petkevich operates the wringer.
Amy Flather turns the handle on the Daisy Butter Churn.
Ali Saldivar gets the wash board ready.
Evan Ramirez plunges laundry in the boiler.
Mary Jane Boyd shows the students her new 1930 Hoover vacuum. Students came to the Solana Beach Heritage Museum to learn about life in the early 1900s.
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Solana Vista students visit the past
Jim Nelson dances to tunes played on the Edison Home Phonograph.
he Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society recently conducted a Living History Program at the Solana Beach Heritage Museum for Solana Vista School third grade students. The program contains information on the 11,000 years of Indian settlements, the construction of Lake Hodges and the impact that running water had in the transformation from sleepy Lockwood Mesa to todayâ€™s thriving Solana Beach. To depict life before running water, the children are assigned over 40 hands-on chores they would have performed had they grown up in 1900. For more information, visit solanabeachcivicandhistorical society.org. Photos/Jon Clark
(Above) Brett Connor places a log in the fire box of the wood stove. (Right) Kathalyn and Jim Nelson at the Solana Beach Heritage Museum.
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Doobie Brothers show site of Don Diego Fund gala
he Don Diego Fund held a Dinner and Concert Gala with guests enjoying stagefront seating for the Doobie Brothers performance June 21 at the San Diego County Fair. The 2011 Don Diego Fund scholarship recipients were introduced at the event. Proceeds from the gala and an auction support annual scholarships to college-bound county high school seniors and a fair program that introduces elementary students from low-income areas to farming and nutrition. PHOTOS: JON CLARK
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DM marks Summer Solstice
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Del Mar and its neighbors celebrated the arrival of summer at the Del Mar Village Associationâ€™s Summer Solstice event held June 23 at Powerhouse Park. The event featured delicious food from top restaurants, wine & ale tasting, great views, music by Salsa Steel and a silent auction. Photos/Jon Clark
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Cal Coast Academy relocates school campus from Solana Beach to Del Mar In a move to accommodate its flourishing student enrollment, Cal Coast Academy is trading in its long-standing Solana Beach zip code for a new 21st century campus located in the city of Del Mar. “As our unparalleled academic model continues to be the quintessential solution to traditional schooling and our student enrollment continues to grow, we needed to find the prime facility in the optimal location for our evolving development,” states Cal Coast Academy’s Founder and Principal Jan Dunning. “This campus expansion will allow us to increase our student capacity as we simultaneously sharpen our focus and continually advance towards our educational vision.” The new school campus, which was scheduled to make its opening debut on Monday, June 27, is located at 445 Marine View Avenue, suite 105, in the Timbers
Building. The facility will accommodate the school’s current population and enable further development for the school’s future growth. “With our 2011-2012 student enrollment numbers nearing maximum capacity, we have already begun discussing adding additional square footage onto our new campus site,” says Dunning. The new 3,000-square-foot Del Mar campus boasts a student computer lab, virtual learning, a library, substantial classrooms and world-class technology. Upon campus construction completion, each one of the eight classrooms will be fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as smart boards, video conferencing, and data/video projectors. To learn more about Cal Coast Academy, call 858-481-0882 or visit www.calcoastacademy.com.
Fireworks and summer entertainment at Seaport Village Summer has arrived and there is no better place for locals and travelers to enjoy the beautiful weather, waterfront views, and dazzling charms of San Diego than Seaport Village. With concerts, a special pet showdown and front row seats to the best 4th of July fireworks in town, Seaport Village is the hot spot for Summer days and nights. Musical stylings from a variety of talented entertainers will dazzle crowds every Sunday afternoon and evening from 12 – 4 p.m. Seaport Village is located downtown at West Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway, adjacent to Embarcadero Park North. For more information visit www.seaportvillage.com or call 619-235-4014.
FREE report reveals 3 easy steps Carmel Valley resident used to accidently lose 21 lbs in 42 days Carmel Valley--After failing to lose weight through calorie counting and exercise, Diana Gordon was at wits end. She gave up hoping for a beach body, believing she had the wrong body type. It wasn’t until her husband Rob convinced her to do things differently that she began to see real results. 42 days later, she was down 21 lbs and estimates she increased her productivity at work 35%. Diana says she followed the plan to get her husband off her back. She calls it her accidental weight loss. She’s never felt better. Diana’s results are very normal for this program. We see people losing anywhere from ½ to 2 lbs per day following these 3 easy steps, says Rob. The problem with most diets is they teach our bodies to gain weight by trying to use will power to avoid foods. Studies have shown up to 97% of dieters regain their lost weight plus add another 10% over a 3-year period thanks to diets signaling our bodies to go into starvation mode which causes us to store food as fat. Rob’s easy, 3-step plan retrains our bodies to burn fat instead of store it. In fact, Rob admits most people can’t lose weight because they are working too hard and being too strict
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If you are selling a home or estate in Del Mar, read this... Prime Real Estate in Del Mar is a “Bargain” for Foreign Investors. The question is, do you or your agent know how to reach them effectively?
Foreign investors have both the money and desire to purchase Del Mar real estate. And they do. The question is, how do you attract their interest? How do you showcase your home or estate? The simple answer is, you target them where they get their news or information. And since they don’t live in the local area or read local newspapers, investors look at hyper-local websites like www.delmartimes.net searching for available properties. For example, the site attracts people from 99 countries in March, 2011, and generated 18,519 visits from countries worldwide. It’s interesting to note that the sites largest number of daily foreign visitors come from the United Kingdom, Canada, India,
To reach foreign investors, be sure your agent has a well-developed marketing plan To sell your home or estate quickly and for the most money possible, a thorough marketing plan is a must. So make sure your agent’s plan includes: Q Proper “staging” of your homeand property. Q Showcasing your home or listing in the local paper—like The Times. Q Holding open houses, including
“broker previews”. Q Adding your home to the local multiple listing service so buyers and agents will see it. Q Preparing and sending brochures or well designed flyers to potential buyers. Q Using Internet advertising such as www.delmartimes.net, which attracts tens of thousands of readers monthly from 99 countries worldwide. With a fully developed marketing plan, your agent is prepared to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.
How to sell your home or estate to the foreign market
Australia, the Philippines, and China. Yes, the countries with the largest numbers of foreign investors, looking for Del Mar real estate. And those investors also work with local agents intimately familiar with the Del Mar market. And those agents are not only looking online, they’re reading the The Times because it has far more local Del Mar listings than any other paper in town. So to maximize your home or estate’s exposure, it’s important your agent is using a dual track: 1) showcasing your home or estate with ads on www.delmartimes.net and, 2) running ads and listings in the The Times.
What one person thinks “expensive”, isn’t so to another. Everything is relative. This is especially true for those purchasing local real estate with Euros, Loonies, Yen or Yuan. In fact, for many European, Canadian, or Mexican real estate investors, purchasing prime coastal real estate in Del Mar can now be done at an amazingly steep discount. All thanks to Mr. Bernanke, who as you know, has continued to cut points in the Fed rate, which has helped trigger further declines in the dollar versus other foreign currencies. And as of this writing, the US dollar against the Euro currently hovers around $1.39, which can be a dream or a nightmare; all depending upon the denomination of ones bank account. Del Mar real estate has long been the desired target of many wealthy foreign investors. But with the falling dollar, Del Mar real estate has now become a screaming bargain to foreign investors around the world.
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June 30, 2011
La Jolla Playhouse stages adaptation of Ibsenâ€™s â€˜Peer Gyntâ€™ BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor When Henrik Ibsen released â€œPeer Gyntâ€? in 1867, he thought his play was so bizarre that it would never be performed. The plot involves Peer, a man who both swindles and charms his way through life looking for fame and fortune, but who has dreams of becoming a troll that are very real to him. Now, 144 years later, the infamous work is still being staged, as La Jolla Playhouseâ€™s version (a coproduction with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre) runs through July 24 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Director and â€œadaptorâ€? David Schweizer (â€œTobacco Roadâ€?) began directing right out of college. His repertoire includes everything from operas to casino shows, as well as national and international theatrical productions staged regionally and OffBroadway. His direction of the 2000 Broadway hit, â€œAnd God Created Great
Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen (1828â€“ 1906) was a Norwegian playwright, director, and poet He is often referred to as â€œthe fatherâ€? of modern theater and the greatest playwright since Shakespeare. His works include â€œBrand,â€? â€œPeer Gynt,â€? â€œAn Enemy of the People,â€? â€œEmperor and Galilean,â€? â€œA Dollâ€™s House,â€? â€œHedda Gabler,â€? â€œGhosts,â€? â€œThe Wild Duck,â€? and â€œRosmersholm.â€? Whales,â€? won an OBIE Award. Schweizer did an earlier adaptation of â€œPeer Gyntâ€? for international au-
diences, but made minor changes for the Playhouse show. His â€œPeer Gyntâ€? is a sweeping epic with five actors playing 40 characters. â€œI fell in love with the piece as young man,â€? Schweizer said. â€œAnd I hit upon the idea of doing it with just a couple of actors as the storyâ€™s 40 odd characters. That first showing in the 1970s came to the attention of Joseph Papp and launched me into theater. Papp became my mentor. â€œMy translation of Ibsen is quite faithful in that all of events and incidents are directly those in play. I havenâ€™t made up anything or created scenes, but when his language would get playful and colloquial, I found modern equivalents for that. Audiences know itâ€™s an older play, but that itâ€™s brought into the moment, and hopefully, it has a timeless quality.â€? In a press release touting the production, Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley said, â€œSchweizer has taken Ib-
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The â€˜Peer Gyntâ€™ cast senâ€™s epic tale of one manâ€™s search for identity and made it funny, unexpected and completely relevant to our contemporary lives.â€? Schweizer said Ibsen was a writer who challenged what you could do in the theater. â€œHe has a way that weaves real scenes and dream scenes, and plays with different tones that are highly emotionally butted up against scenes that are hilarious and almost vaudevillian.â€? Directing five actors in 40 different roles is a challenge for all involved in the process, so Schweizer said he relies on skilled and charming actors who want to watch and savor the task of the play. â€œThey bring an enormous amount of ideas to rehearsals, and of course, I have to come equipped
with ways to help them and share the vision of how the different characters will register on stage and what kind of tone is right for the scene.â€? He called â€œPeer Gyntâ€? surprising and entertaining, with an epiphany ending thatâ€™s very positive and emotional. â€œIâ€™m very conscious of an audience taking away a boon to their spirit. I have a lot of love for the audience, they have been my friends all my life,â€? Schweizer said. The cast includes Danny Gavigan (Peer Gynt, Buttonmoulder and others); Birgit Huppuch (Ase, Solveig and others); Luis Moreno (Peer Gynt, Troll King and others); Kate Cullen Roberts (Ingrid, Anitra and others); and Evan Zes (as Peer Gynt,
If you go What: â€œPeer Gyntâ€? When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 7 p.m. Sunday to July 24. Where: Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD campus Tickets: $31-$66 Box Office: (858) 5501010 Web: lajollaplayhouse. org
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