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New church planned for El Camino Real area BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board reviewed a new Armenian church planned for El Camino Real (across from the polo fields) 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 See CHURCH, page 19

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Local school districts allocate millions in federal money differently 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 one-time stipend” and said it was “to offset the increased cost of health benefits.” Asfazadour said the district employs about 300 full-time 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


TPHS Football Golf Classic Dan Plashkes, Scott Brewster and Bob Ward were among those who participated in the 16th Annual Torrey Pines High School Football Golf Classic held June 20 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The event, sponsored by the TPHS Foundation, featured a golf tournament, dinner, auction, wine tasting and more. See more inside. Photo/Jon Clark

Hollywood Hits The RSF Big Band, featuring vocalist Marie Addario, performed “The Music of the Movies” to a full crowd June 26 at the Village Church. See more inside. Photo/Jon Clark

The 30th Annual Fourth of July Parade & Picnic will be held in the RSF Village on Monday, July 4. The parade, which begins at 1 p.m., will form at 12:15 p.m. in the RSF Association and RSF Community Center parking lot on Avenida de Acacias. (Bikes, floats, golf carts and more!) The picnic and concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the parks in front of The Inn. Food will be sold by the RSF Community Center and the RSF Golf Club. The event is sponsored by the RSF Association, RSF Community Center and RSF Polo Club. For more info., contact Chaco Clotfelter at chacoclot@ gmail.com or Shannon Mountain at 858-568-6876.

RSF Patrol more than ready to move into new digs at fire station BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER In Matt Wellhouser’s 30-plus years as the chief of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol, he’s overseen six moves: Four within the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station headquarters, one to temporary portables on the Dacus property, and the latest move, back to where they started but to the opposite end of the station. The Patrol will be taking over the fire district’s administration offices as the district moved its administration offices to a new Cielo station in late March. The RSF Patrol expects to be moved in by July 6 when construction is complete. Wellhouser said he is excited to move the Patrol into the largest space they’ve ever had at 2,700 square feet. “This allows our officers to have more elbow room and space, and it’s nice that we’re not going to be looking for a new facility or having to remodel,” Wellhouser said. “It’s a plus for the community because we’re close to the school, right next to

Rancho Santa Fe Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser in the reception area of the new Patrol offices at the fire station. Photo/Karen Billing dispatch and we have a really good relationship with the fire department. Working with all those folks is a good thing.” Since 2009, the Rancho Santa Fe Association had been searching for a permanent home for the Patrol since it was moved out of the fire station due to the fire district’s lack of space. Several options were studied, including building a new facility on the Osuna property, but the best one remained heading back home — especially after the fire district’s space issues were solved when it relocated its administration offices. With the new Patrol offices, residents will have a place

to come to ask questions of the Patrol and conduct business—the Patrol never had a room where people could sit down and talk to officers, now they do. “We’ve never had a storefront as it were,” Well-

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June 30, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF residents Jere and Joyce Oren’s generosity extends to Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego For Rancho Santa Fe residents Jere and Joyce Oren, philanthropy isn’t just a word, it’s a way of life. “My idea of philanthropy is to give it all away,” said Jere Oren. “I feel like if I can do something to help someone else, then that’s what I should do.” The Orens recently established a charitable gift annuity in the amount of $100,000 designated for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. The Peckham Center offers the full range of clinical services, as well as psychosocial programs and resources, to help patients and their families. Jere and Joyce Oren Last year, the Peckham Center attended to more Photo/Jon Clark than 15,400 visits at the Carley Copley Outpatient Clinic, cared for 200 new cancer patients, performed nearly 30 bone marrow transplants and conducted more than 64 clinical research studies, including 40 clinical treatment trials. By establishing a charitable gift annuity, the Orens receive income from the gift for the rest of their lives, after which the remainder of the annuity transfers to Rady Children’s. Jere Oren said that when his daughter was little, she was treated for a staph infection at Boston Children’s. He recalls how impressed he was by the hospital’s dedication to children. His gift to Rady Children’s is his way of giving back to pediatric medicine. Originally from the Boston area, Jere Oren was in the insurance business before moving to Hawaii where he began a career in real estate. Love brought him to Rancho Santa Fe in 1979, where he continued to work in real estate. Today, the Orens are avid travelers and remain active in the Rancho Santa Fe community. They are very involved with the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and the Village Church. Additionally, Jere Oren has volunteered at Scripps Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years. Through his generosity, Jere Oren is doing his part to take care of things for San Diego’s children and leaving a ripe legacy for the future. “I wanted to do it now,” Jere Oren said, “and enjoy the thrill of seeing others enjoy the fruits of my labor.”

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 located on Del Mar Heights Road, just south of RSF. Photo/Jon Clark

RSF youth wins ‘Best of Show’ award at SD County Fair Fairbanks Ranch resident Jorlly Chang, a 5th grade student at Mission Bay Montessori Academy, received the “Best of Show” award in the “Creative Vehicle” category at the San Diego County Fair. Jorlly won the award for his Lego model called “Halo Scarab.” Jorlly will receive his award at the Creative Youth Award Ceremony on July 3.

Holiday delays curbside trash and recycling pick up Waste Management of North County and Coast Waste Management’s curbside residential trash and recycling pickup schedule will be delayed by one day throughout the week of July 4, in observance of Independence Day. This means customers in Rancho Santa Fe should place their carts out for pick-up one day later than usual, beginning Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9. Customer service is available at 1-866-WM RECYCLE. For more information about recycling, log onto http:// northcounty.wm.com.


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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 Soccer. “When Ginny told me about her project, we were in the process of collecting and reordering uniforms for the new season. We were excited to be able to donate to her project and knowing that soccer is such a big part of the lives of children in Costa Rica we know the uniforms will be put to good

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.”

Costa Rican children in donated uniforms from Rancho Santa Fe Soccer. use.” Rancho Santa Fe Soccer’s In addition to the dowillingness to pitch in and nated uniforms, Barnes and how a local sporting goods her family gave more than store offered a discount after 100 pounds of sporting finding out where the items goods that they had stuffed were going. into their suitcases: soccer On the day they shorts, soccer balls, basketbrought the donations to balls, whiffle balls and bats, the school, the Barnes famiand 68 jump ropes. For ly was treated to a school rainy days, they also gave tour and students performed the school 90 new books. a dance recital for them. Barnes came up with Barnes gave the school an the idea for the sporting additional $200 and told goods donation after visiting them to use it for anything the country a year before related to physical education and seeing children playing and the school officials imwith an old soccer ball withmediately eyed their beat-up out any skin left. basketball backboards. By As she collected items, the time she returned a Barnes was amazed by peoweek later, the new backple’s generosity — such as boards were already up — a

Torrey Pines High class of 2005 graduate Christie Barnes, left, and her cousins Emily and Mary Hall with Costa Rican schoolchildren.

RSF resident named dean of San Diego State University College of Business Administration RSF resident Michael R. Cunningham, Ph.D., became dean of the San Diego State University (SDSU) College of Business Administration on June 20. Cunningham, who earlier built his graphics communications firm into a multimillion dollar international powerhouse, is currently a clinical professor of entrepreneurship at the school. He takes over leadership of the College from Gail K. Naughton, Ph.D. “My goal is to create as many opportunities for as many students as I can, and help rebuild the economy one student at time,” Cunningham said. “We talk business, he’s lived business, and he brings it back into an academic setting.” said Dr. Gangaram Singh, associate dean for academic affairs at the school, who’s worked with CunMichael R. ningham at the business school since 2005. “It is a unique set of Cunningham, Ph.D. skills he’s acquired over the years that will make us relevant in Photo/Jon Clark the national and the international market place.” — Lou Dolinar See next week’s issue of the RSF Review (July 7 issue) for a full profile on Cunningham.

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RSF residents receive graduation awards 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 Rancho Santa Fe residents graduated from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla on Friday, May 27, and received recognition at the Awards and Commencement Ceremonies. •Alexa Bisbas, daughter of Dr. Anton and Mrs. Meg Bisbas, received the Stephanie Blankenship 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 Southern California. •Dana Christensen, daughter of Dr. Ross and

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Mrs. Karen Christensen, received the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s for four or five years and made the honor roll each semester during those years. She will attend Pitzer College. •Nicole Herman, daughter of Mr. Russell and Mrs. Paula Herman, 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 Herman was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to serving their community and the world. She will attend Vanderbilt University. •Matthew Michalko, son of Mr. Mark and Mrs. Kimberly Michalko, earlier this year was awarded the

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President’s Volunteer Service Award for his commitment to serving the community and the world. He will attend the University of California at San Diego. •Victor Millar, son of Mr. Victor and Ms. Pat Millar, 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, and earlier this year was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his commitment to serving the community and the world. He will attend New York University. •Barry Moores, son of

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Dr. Barry and Mrs. Natalie Moores and Mr. Doug and Dr. Sue Roberts, received the Stephanie Blankenship 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. He will attend University of California at Berkeley. •Laura Petree, daughter of Mr. Daniel Petree and Ms. Susan Toeniskoetter, received the Stephanie Blankenship 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 Stanford University. •Robert Stiefler, son of Ms. Ellen W. Stiefler and Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Suzanne Stiefler, was present-

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ed – at Awards Day – with the Jerry Coleman Athletic Leadership Award that is given to a captain of a Bishop’s Upper School athletic team who exemplifies the leadership, integrity, and outstanding commitment that Jerry Coleman has shown throughout his life. He will attend Trinity College. •Brent Thomas, son of Mr. Cary Thomas and Mrs. Nancy Paul Thomas, earlier this year was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his commitment to serving the community and the world. He will attend Southern Methodist University. •John Weller, son of Mr.William Bradford Weller and Mrs. Anne-Marie Weller, received a Head of School Award that was presented to seniors whose

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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 local resident 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 cir-

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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 cumnavigated the globe 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 per-

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Inspirational college graduate credits Friends of San Pasqual Academy for invaluable support BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Well-spoken San Pasqual Academy graduate Mara M is rendered speechless when it comes to describing her pride and joy in becoming a college graduate last month. As a foster teen who had been shuffled between 32 different placements in Massachusetts and six in California, she never dreamed she would be able to attend college. Finally earning her degree, she felt an extreme sense of victory as well as disbelief and she knew that none of it could have been possible without her “champions,” the Friends of San Pasqual Academy. “She did not take off her cap and gown even when we went out to dinner, that’s how special it was,” said Friends of San Pasqual President Joan Scott. “She worked very, very hard to accomplish this.” On May 14 Mara graduated from Humboldt with a degree in elementary education. She was accepted into Humboldt’s graduate school to earn her teaching credential. Mara was on the honor roll every semester of college, with a 3.49 GPA and passed the “brutal standardized testing” required for graduate school (CBEST, CSET and GWPE) with high scores. “I feel really lucky that I got in,” said Mara, knowing that Humboldt only selects a limited number of students to graduate school. “I think a lot of foster youth don’t end up going to school because they don’t have the resources or the support like Friends of San Pasqual provided for me. I don’t think I would have made it without the support that they gave me. They’re cheerleaders for us, to round up the resources for us to continue our education or even get started in the first place.” The Friends of San Pasqual Academy don’t just make a donation and walk away, Mara said. Members continue to be cheerleaders and people the students can depend on. Mara was thrilled to have her San Pasqual housemother Taffe, Joan Scott and the Friends’ “Gramma” Donna Herrick attend her graduation. “It was an amazing honor to be included and help her celebrate her special accomplishment which is going to be just one of many,” said a very proud Scott. The support Mara received from Friends of San Pasqual Academy wasn’t just a hand out either; she said the Friends will help students but they also have to work hard, be responsible and have personal accountability to succeed. When the Friends started supporting San Pasqual Academy in 2001, the school was home to just 20 students and

San Pasqual graduate Mara M with Friends of San Pasqual Academy President Joan Scott and “Gramma” Donna Herrick. Photo/Karen Billing three senior class graduates. This year the school has more than 150 students and there were 31 graduates in the senior class, at a 100 percent graduation rate. The sign above the academy door reads “Welcome Home” and for Mara it really was a home and family—she arrived in 2002 and until that point had never lived anywhere for as long as she was at San Pasqual, a stability she says is critical for foster teens. Mara’s housemother Taffe was the one who helped her apply for colleges and took her around to visit any school in which she was interested. “When I first started looking at colleges my junior year, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to go to school, I was nervous and I didn’t know how I was going to pay for it,” Mara said. Taffe said that they would find a way to make it work, Mara just had to make a decision and go for it. Taffe flew with Mara to Northern California and after an additional six-hour drive they arrived at Humboldt and Mara never looked back. “I just fell in love with it and I forgot all the other places I had wanted to go,” Mara said. Mara said she will never take for granted the opportunities she had at San Pasqual. She participated in the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary’s Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) training program and helped start

an Interact Club at San Pasqual. She also helped start a recycling program at school and participated in the student-run farm. At the time it was just a way to teach students about agriculture and get fresh food for the academy—it has now developed into a full-blown farm that often sells its vegetables to local restaurants. In her senior year at San Pasqual Mara did her senior project volunteering in a kindergarten class, which helped steer her toward her interest in education. Mara at graduation. Through the intergeneraPhoto/ Eli Rohl tional San Pasqual Academy Neighbors (SPAN) program, Mara and other students are paired with senior citizens who apply to live on campus to have surrogate grandparents to call their own. Mara had Grandma Lindo who she knew she could call whenever she had a problem she needed to talk about, as well as Gramma Herrick, who sent her clothing and cards even when she went away to school. “She’s another one of those people who doesn’t have to be there, she could just support us financially and yet she’s there, spending time with us,” Mara said. She said she will never forget the thrill of receiving Christmas presents or the “Shop Til You Drop” event when she got a big, fluffy towel with her name embroidered on it. “Maybe it doesn’t seem like a big deal but for us that’s everything,” Mara said. Mara, who Scott called San Pasqual’s “pioneer,” returned to San Pasqual for graduation this year to help inspire students and show them what can be accomplished. “The perseverance that Mara has and the focus she has shown are an example,” Scott said. “These are just wonderful kids and we want to help them accomplish their dreams.” Donations can be sent to Friends of San Pasqual Academy, P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067, Visit their website at www.friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org.

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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 ping-pong 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 multi-talented 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, transpor-

tation 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 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 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

Quick Facts Name: Janusz (pronounced: “Ya-noosh”) Supernak, Ph.D. Distinction: San Diego State University civil engineering professor, who served for a record 18 years as chair of Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, recently was honored at the 2011 commencement with receipt of SDSU’s Most Influential Faculty Award. Born: Deblin, Poland, 66 years ago Education: B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering, Technical University of Warsaw, 1968, 1970, 1977 respectively. Family: He and his wife, Iga, have been married six years. Like he, she was born in Poland, is also an engineer and sings with him in a quartet at the Polish Catholic Mission in Pacific Beach where he has served as volunteer organist and cantor for 20 years. Interests: Music, singing, songwriting, table tennis, chess, Sudoku and travel. Favorite composers: Chopin and Mozart Favorite singers: Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole Favorite films: Classic European films by directors Luis Buñuel, Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman are his alltime favorites. Favorite travel: Japan and India Recent readings: “4 Diets 4 Blood Types: Eat Right 4 Your Type,” by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo; and poetry by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz. Philosophy: Strive for a balance among intellectual, spiritual and physical activities. “It works for me.”

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 sixyear 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 cancer at age 40, the 13-year-old 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 War-

Janusz Supernak PHOTO: JON CLARK saw, the premier engineera phenomenon of our civiliing university in Poland, zation and it’s not going where he earned his underaway because of growth and graduate degree (1968), his San Diego has tremendous master’s degree (1970) and growth. The problems we his Ph.D. (1977) in civil enare facing as traffic engineers gineering with an emphasis will only be more complicaton transportation. ed,” he said. While working as a reBut solutions like HOT searcher in environmental lanes and soon to be introdevelopment at the stateduced “managed lanes” on run Transportation DepartI-15, he added, will definitement in Warsaw, he went to ly help, combined hopefully a conference in England to with other solutions includpresent a paper. ing flexible work hours and “The civil engineering “smart growth” to reduce chairman of SUNY (State commuting distances. University of New York at Looking even more into Buffalo) liked my paper on a the future, Supernak anticimathematical modeling of pates seeing traffic engineers how traffic is generated in further develop “intelligent cities and invited me to highway” experiments in come to America.” which highways will be Supernak served as a equipped with magnets and visiting assistant professor at vehicles with special devices SUNY, 1980-81; and served that will allow vehicles to be as associate professor at automatically controlled Drexel University, Philadeland guided safely and evenphia, 1981-84; and, in 1984, ly through rush hour traffic. moved to San Diego and For civil engineers, the joined the SDSU faculty as future bodes well for job opan associate professor. He portunities, particularly in was promoted to full profesthe areas of transportation, sor in 1988. water-delivery systems and Most rush-hour motorconstruction upgrading of ists regard freeway driving as the country’s aging infraan ordeal to be endured for structure, Supernak predicts. the privilege of living and He is particularly proud working in sunny San Diof his role in winning the ego, but Supernak has long contract for a World Bankregarded the I-15 as a “nasponsored program to protional lab” for creating betvide graduate training for ter traffic management sysengineering instructors from tems. Nangarhar University, JalalaFrom 1997 to 2001, he bad, Afghanistan. was the principal investigaTwo instructors just tor of the $1.2 million federearned their M.S. degrees al grant pilot program for from SDSU and another six the Congestion (Value) Pricare completing master’s deing system on the HOT grees at SDSU’s partner (High Occupancy Toll) lanes school, the Technical Uniof the I-15. The successful versity of Cracow, Poland. implementation of the comSupernak is co-director puter-controlled trip pricing of the program that not geared to traffic volume was only is training teachers but a world-first now imitated has created coursework for by other cities to improve implementation of a new, highway traffic flows. strong civil engineering cur“Traffic unfortunately is riculum at Nangarhar.

“This is a project that will make really true friends in Afghanistan,” he said. “Those people are very influential…They will say Americans did something really good for them. So, if we want to win hearts and minds, that’s the best way to do it.” 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: “My Prayer” and “Christmas in San Diego,” which won first prizes at the International Multimedia Festival “Polish Homelands,” in 2006 and 2007. His song, “My Lullaby,” is the title song in the award-winning album by Polish jazz singer Aga Zaryan. His song, “I Found My Perfect City,” 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 (pingpong) player. He is a frequent competitor in San Diego Table Tennis Association tournaments, 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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RSF volunteers chair ROMP Roundup fundraiser to benefit The Westreich Foundation donates $300,000 to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

To help raise funds for families of seriously ill or injured children being treated at local hospitals, honorary chairs Bill and Susan Hoehn of RSF, and event co-chairs Mary Drake, Joye Blount, and Denise Lara are organizing the second annual ROMP Roundup for Ronald McDonald House CharitiesŽ of San Diego. The signature event for the local Ronald McDonald House brings together San Diego’s biggest names in philanthropy for a “Western chic� night of giving back and celebrity entertainment that is sure to “knock your spurs off.� The festive gala takes place Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House and includes a seated dinner, silent and live auction, and generous raffle that could have one contributor walking away with the keys to a new 2012 Audi A3 or $30,000. Bill and Susan Hoehn continue their strong history of giving back to the community by donating a 2012 Audi A3 from Hoehn Motors-Carlsbad to the ROMP raffle. One lucky raffle winner will choose between the

Susan and Bill Hoehn sporty and luxurious car and this year’s event. “Our inaugural ROMP $30,000 in cash, also donatevent raised nearly $400,000 ed by the Hoehns. Raffle for the charity last year and tickets cost $100 and are available through Sept. 17 or we couldn’t be more excited to embark on our second until 3,000 tickets are sold. event organized by our outThe winning raffle ticket standing event chairs,� said holder does not have to be Sharon Smith, vice president present to claim the prize. To purchase ROMP Roundup of development for Ronald tickets, which begin at $500, McDonald House Charities of San Diego. “The strong or Audi raffle tickets, visit devotion of this year’s event www.rmhcsd.org. Mary Drake, event chair committee, and their fundraising expertise are valuable of last year’s inaugural assets in our drive to inROMP gala, is joined by felcrease contributions to help low co-chairs Joye Blount, those in need.� wealth management advisor To learn more, visit with U.S. Bank, and Denise www.rmhcsd.org. Lara, a dedicated community volunteer, in planning

The Westreich Foundation has donated $300,000 to The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, to support the further expansion of Its Integrative Palliative Medicine Program for seriously ill patients and their families. The use of integrative palliative medicine therapies provides diverse healing modalities, based on the philosophy of caring for the whole person, in order to improve quality of life at every stage of life. Integrative therapies can include Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Healing Touch, Aromatherapy, Music Therapy, and Art Therapy. “Integrative medicine has emerged as a potential solution to the American health care crisis,� said RSF resident Ruth Westreich, president and founder of The Westreich Foundation. “It provides care that is patient-centered, healing oriented, emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, and uses therapeutic approaches originating from conventional and alternative medicine. For people living with a serious illness, it can

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Ranch Clubhouse Connection: Summer Music Festival, new lunch menu, Sunday Night Family BBQ Long summer days are the perfect reason to enjoy the warm hospitality of the Ranch Clubhouse. With so many activities for families this time of year, a break from preparing lunches and dinners is simple with a visit to the Osuna Grille and Patio. Enjoy alfresco dining with the new summer lunch menu, including two new salads: the BBQ Chopped Chicken with organic chicken breast, roasted corn, black beans and tortilla strips, or the Watermelon Salad with feta cheese, nicoise olives, baby arugula and citrus mint vinaigrette. House pizzas freshly made and baked in a special pizza oven are available for lunch and dinner and make great appetizers that can be shared by the entire family or with cocktails, beer or wine. Other new lunch items include Orchetti Pasta with peas, Turkey Artichoke sandwich, Lao–style Chicken sandwich and the Orchard Chicken Salad sandwich with port marinated cherries, green onions, sliced almonds, lettuce and tomato, with herb mayonnaise on whole grain bread. The Summer Music Festival on Saturday, July 2, is a must for the entire family. Enjoy the sounds of summer from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with featured groups playing on the Player’s Clubhouse Veranda patio while members and guests can enjoy the enter-

tainment with beach chairs and blankets. Adults are $15 and children are $10. A food and beverage court will be open during the festival. Items available in the food court are not included in the admission price. For more information on this event or to make reservations, please call the Clubhouse number below. ***** The return of the weekly Sunday Family BBQ dinners starts July 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A limited dinner menu featuring many of the Clubhouse favorites will also be available. Osuna Grille hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for dinner. The Osuna Grille is closed Monday, with lunch served Tuesday through Sunday. No dinner service Tuesday and Saturday nights. Sunday a la carte brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Clubhouse is available for private parties, meetings and special events. Haven’t yet experienced the treasures of the Clubhouse? Call 756-1182 for reservations or take out orders. The Osuna Grille and the Clubhouse are available to all Association Members and their guests.

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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. 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 San Diego Junior Theatre will close its 63rd season with “Hairspray!” July 29-Aug. 14.

The San Diego 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

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RSF Republican Women will honor our military heroes on the Fourth of July in RSF. Col. Bill Schlosser & Lt. Guy Freeborn will be representing their fellow patriots in the RSF parade. In addition, the RSFRW club will be registering voters & celebrating this 235th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. We’ll be looking for YOU at our booth in the park.

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 ranchosantafereview.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 ranchosantafereview.com for the latest news and events from anything and everything Rancho Santa Fe.

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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 TPHS students with their trophies from school orchestra to receive a unanimous su- “Music in the Parks”: Back row left to right: perior. The Intermediate Orchestra received Allah Ahmad, Andrew Sweet, Dan Kim and an excellent rating in the Class B (high Charlie Yang; Front row left to right: Ashley school) level. Both groups performed a pre- Kim, Lillian Wang and Kelly Chen. pared 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/.

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‘Warm Sensations of Summer’ exhibit opening at RSF Art Guild; Artist reception to be held July 7 Come meet featured artist and RSF resident Pat Beck on July 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery located at 6004 Paseo Delicias. This artist reception kicks off the “Warm Sensations of Summer” exhibition which runs through Sept. 3. Complimentary food and drink will be served at the reception. If you are an artist interested in joining the RSF Art Guild, please visit www.ranchosantafeartguild.org for information and requirements. The purpose of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, a 501(c )(3) organization,

is to embrace the visual arts, provide exhibit space, enhance community awareness and foster artistic skills. The show is sponsored by the Union Bank RSF, the RSF Foundation and Country Squire in RSF. The gallery is located at 6004 Paseo Delicias, RSF, CA 92067. Visit www.ranchosantafeartguild.org. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday. Call 858-759-3545.

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.

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When looking at real estate activity, it often helps to put the numbers in historical context, rather than simply contrasting one period to another. For example, so far, this year Rancho Santa Fe real estate (defined for the purpose of this analysis as all attached and detached residential properties listed with the San Diego Multiple Listing Service for the 92067 and 92091 zip codes) has experienced more sales with less inventory. Specifically, when contrasting January – May for 2010 and 2011, overall average daily inventory declined 14.2% while sales increased 13.8% (Chart A). Furthermore, there were fewer expired and cancelled listings in 2011 whe same 5-month period to that in 2010 (Chart A). But, what does this all mean perspective? Are these just two bad years with one better than the other?

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Inventory Activity

In order to assess this, we need to look at the percent of monthly sales against that respective month. The solid, red line in Chart C plots exactly this calculation red line smooths-out the jagged, solid line by showing the average trendline fo points. As we can see from this trendline, back in 2004, sales-to-inventory pe 11%. Thus, for every 100 properties on the market, you could expect to se monthly basis. Conversely, Rancho Santa Fe sales-to-inventory activity bottome towards the end of 2009. However, ever since then, the trend has been on a r 10%. This is a meaningful trend considering we are contrasting it against 20 borrowing was easy, property flipping common, and inventory levels lower than If we look at the blue line in Chart C, we can see the percent of expired and c relative to inventory. Here too, we see this percentage most favorable back expired and cancelled listings was about 9% of monthly inventory. Then, it peake of 2008, but has been on the decline ever since. Currently, the trendline for expir listings has broken under the 10% line; something it hasn’t done since 2004. New Listing Resolution Rates

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From an inventory activity perspective, 2010 and 2011 are starting to look changers, rather than just two more years of crisis. Hints of this can also be seen life of new listings. Essentially, a new listing can either resolve itself into a sale o until it either gets cancelled, withdrawn, or expires. Chart D takes all the mon and plots what percent of those resolve themselves into a sale. Again we see b peaked with 60%-70% of new listings turning into a sale, and then we bottom with 20%-30% of new listings turning into a sale. However, since the end of 200 climbing back up. The reason the blue sales activity line drops in 2011 is beca more current new listings are still active and thus have not terminated into a sale can be seen by the red line that represents the percentage of new listings that a time progresses, a portion of this red line will turn into sales, lifting the blue line is seen on the graph. Given how 2010 rises above 2009 and how January-May known to have more sales than January-May 2010, it is not unreasonable to 2011 blue sales line will equal, if not exceed that of 2010. My expectation is th 30%-40% of all new listings resulting in sales; a 10% improvement over our h setting an upward trend. Conclusion

All-in-all, when placed in a historical context, the collective inventory activity of 2 with less inventory than 2010. Not only do they show signs of a market correcti crisis market was an artificial market, so while it is nice to see a correction towar


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RSF Big Band plays ‘Music of the Movies’


he RSF Big Band performed Academy Award-winning arrangements plus other movie favorites June 26 at the Village Church. Under the direction of professor and former president of the American Federation of Musicians, Jack Wheaton, with producer and trumpeter Dominick Addario, the concert featured a nostalgic evening of “The Music of the Movies.” Visit the RSF Big Band’s website at rsfbb.com. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Bibbi and Robert Herrmann, Rosemary Nauert

Vocalist Marie Addario with the RSF Big Band

Beverly and Vinton Cunningham

Joyce and Tom Liegler

Alan and Louarn Sorkin

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RSF Village Church’s structural complexity, creativity earn engineer, architect People’s Choice award The structural complexity and creativity of exposed steel trusses crisscrossing the sanctuary of a Rancho Santa Fe church earned a People’s Choice award for structural engineers Josephson Werdowatz & Associates, Inc., and project architects domusstudio architecture. The 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering awards were announced during the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego dinner meeting in Mission Valley on June 21. Following a vote of the The award-winning Village Church membership, the Village Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe received the People’s Choice award. “We were the smallest building in the running for an award, but what I think members liked best about our project is the creative mix of architecture and structural engineering that is especially visible in the dramatic sanctuary,� said Dan Werdowatz, principal structural engineer. The project next will be submitted for consideration in the 2011 Structural Engineers Association of California awards event. The project was constructed by ROEL Construction Company. Last month the Village Church received a 2011 Lily Award from the Rancho Santa Fe Association. Presented May 12, the Lily Award is intended to highlight work that embodies the high standard of architecture and landscape design envisioned by Rancho Santa Fe’s first architect and Building Commissioner Lilian Rice. Founded in 1956, and with more than 1,200 members in its congregation today, the Village Community Presbyterian Church is a longtime pillar in the Rancho Santa Fe area. Founded in 1986 as Dominy + Associates, domusstudio architecture is a San Diego architectural design firm specializing in religious facilities, fire stations, educational buildings, senior housing and custom residential projects. For more information about projects and services, call 619-692-9393 or visit www.domusstudio.com.



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 selfnominate or be nominated by another. Those interested should submit a photo, sentence explaining qualifications and contact info to misscougar@dmtc.com. 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.

RSF’s Eric Weiner receives degree from SMU Eric Weiner, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, received a bachelor of arts in advertising during the May 2011 SMU Commencement ceremony. After the University-wide Commencement, SMU’s schools and departments held individual ceremonies throughout the day to honor graduates.

Jon Haahr of Rancho Santa Fe graduates from Cornell University Cornell University recently announced that Jon Haahr of Rancho Santa Fe graduated with a Artium Baccalarius degree in arts and sciences with the Class of 2011 during Commencement ceremonies in Ithaca, N.Y., on May 29.

RSF residents named to Dean’s List at Boston University Three Rancho Santa Fe residents have recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring semester. Students recognized for this honor include: Karli D. Abshier, Estephany P. Ley Monarrez, and Sarah J. Moret. ***** RSF residents receiving degrees from Boston University were Estephany P. Ley Monarrez, bachelor of arts in economics, and a bachelor of science in business administration; Sarah J. Moret, bachelor of science in business administration, Magna Cum Laude.

RSF residents graduate from Boston College The following RSF residents graduated from Boston College: • Lauren Campbell has graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University’s Wallace E. Carroll School of Management. * Rainey Hanley has graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University’s Wallace E. Carroll School of Management.

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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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Stanford student’s program helps high school students master SAT BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Rancho Santa Fe college student 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

CHURCH continued from page 1 this site has is access,” said 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

Keziah Sonder Plattner places before the church 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,”

Real with a long, somewhat 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.

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 keziah_sonderplattner@ivyinsiders.com or visit www.revolutionprep.com/ivy_instructors/keziah_s

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$500,000, all of which was paid from the Federal Education 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 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 $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 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.

PATROL continued from page 1 houser said of the reception area, where a dispatch administrative assistant will man the front desk. The front reception area was getting a fresh coat of paint on Monday afternoon, after the removal of “1970s time warp” wallpaper that had covered the walls, Wellhouser said. Contractors, The Finish Touch Incorporated, made few changes to the layout of the offices, except one big office that was divided into a smaller office and a locker room for officers. “We added more lockers than we needed to make room for expansion,” said Wellhouser of the wooden changing stalls. New carpet will also be added and the change will also result in the Association’s director of field operations Dick Brockett finally having his own office. “He’s really excited,” Wellhouser said. Wellhouser also has his own office, large enough for a table to hold meetings with staff. The Patrol office connects to the fire station through a door—the fire station still houses emergency crews and a battalion chief. Dispatch is located upstairs. The temporary buildings on the Dacus property will be taken down by August and the land turned over to the Rancho Santa Fe School District, which purchased the lot from the Association in 2009.

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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. 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 destruction all around. “Taking the oath and wanting to serve your country means potentially giving your life in her defense.”

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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 infantry 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

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Justin L. Jackson will ever admit to my mother…thank-you.” 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

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meeting, it was acknowledged that only a 3% rate increase will cover the increased cost of imported water, and the Board has chosen a 6% rate increase for budgeting purposes. By comparison, on June 24, the Union Tribune reported that the San Diego Water District will absorb next year’s increase in the cost of imported water. At SFID, the new rate increase of 6% equals 200% of the cost increase in water. And just like San Diego, we have the same full reservoirs that are helping them absorb the cost increase. How much of the new 6% rate increase will support current headcount, operating expenses and pension costs rather than adding to reserves? 2) No consolidation activity. We’ve been told that regional consolidation can’t be done. Yet four other districts in San Diego have recently taken steps to consolidate some of their costs. This is at least a step in the right direction, but would have more fiscal impact if the districts were merged into one. At SFID, there is currently no plan in place, although the Board acknowledged in the June Board meeting that this should be looked into later this year. 3) No meaningful pension reform. On June 5, the Union Tribune reported that out of about 40 San Diego agencies, SFID ranked at the very bottom in pension reform. In fact, just recently our current Board (less our new Director Mensheck) signed a two-year agreement with the district’s employees locking in their current pension plans and premium healthcare benefits. SFID employees contribute very little to their retirement and nothing to their healthcare. Although the Board is beginning to voice their concern in this area, SFID does not currently have a second tier of employees with reduced benefits like many other municipalities. Where will the money come from to cover the multi-million dollar unfunded pension liabilities that have been allowed to balloon without offsetting structural change? 4) Our reservoir has been neglected. Besides our Badger Filtration Plant, the San Dieguito Reservoir is our main asset, and no funds have been allocated to fix visible problems. Just drive by and see for yourself why neighbors who live near the reservoir have been complaining. Smelly mud flats, overgrown reeds, and untreated storm drain run-off is allowed directly into our reservoir. This has been allowed to happen for years. In the June Board meeting, $60,000 was allocated to have a consultant evaluate what needs to be done; restoration of the reservoir will be a significant unbudgeted cost. 5) Adequate financial reserves? From past Board discussions, we’ve heard that reserves have been used to fund general operating expenses and/or pension related costs. Additionally, several Board members have acknowledged that SFID’s reserves should be greater and that depreciation does not cover the replacement costs of our assets (like pipes and valves in the ground, etc). How will SFID increase the amount of reserves? If the current Board and General Manager don’t aggressively address these fiscal issues, we can all expect to continue getting rate increases many times the cost of imported water for years to come. And regarding the recently approved annual budget, it is our opinion that many of the assumptions behind this budget are flawed. Not only are the above capital needs not fully addressed, the current high level of expenses is “balanced” only because of a hopeful assumption that water usage will increase 8% over the next twelve months in spite of a multi-year declining trend in usage. If revenues do not increase at the 8% usage rate, be ready for the SFID to raise your rates another full 12% (not their budgeted 6%) next January; a rate that is 4 times the cost increase of imported water. Brad Burnett Otto Dieffenbach Greg Gruzdowich Sam Ursini Rankine Van Anda

Morgan Run Club & Resort hosts a Torrey Pines State Reserve Forum with Dr. Donald R. Grine Morgan Run Club & Resort will host a complimentary Knowledge Seekers Forum on Wednesday, July 27, at 6 p.m. This month Don Grine, former president 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.

Event to be held for aficionados of wine, couture and fine art photography On Sunday, July 17, from 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., please join wine lovers, vintage couture aficionados and fans of fine art photography who will gather at the historic setting of the famed Irving Gill-designed Burnham House near Balboa Park . Great style never goes out of style and this Vintage Voyage event, filled with beautiful things evocative of a bygone era, is proof positive. The afternoon showcase will feature an exclusive wine tasting by Cougar Vineyards and Winery, and will

Style and glamor, like this vintage shot of actress Louise Brooks, will be showcased during the Vintage Voyage event at the historic Burnham House, Sunday, July 17.

spotlight the collectible vintage fashions of EA Vintage; Golden Era of Hollywood Fine Art Photography, by Vintage Lens by Leslie; custom designed hats by Milliner to The Stars, Diana Cavagnaro; the historic architecture of Irving Gill; and signed first-edition copies of the award-winning book “Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California.” Delicious savory bite refreshments will be provided by Chef Maria Sparks of Cork & Platter Catering. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the San Diego Symphony Musicians Chair Fund. Each guest will receive a complimentary opportunity drawing ticket to win a selection of gifts including wine, jewelry, spa treatments and more! Cougar Vineyards’ fine wines will be available for purchase, with 20 percent of sales to benefit the San Diego Symphony Musicians Chair Fund. A portion of the sales proceeds from EA Vintage and Vintage Lens by Leslie Hoffman will also benefit the fund. To purchase $30 guest tickets, please visit: www.cougarwineryvintagevoyage.eventbrite.com. The Historic Burnham House is located at 3565 7th Avenue, San Diego.

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RSF resident and International Bipolar Foundation founder Muffy Walker devoted to educating public about the illness WALKER RECENTLY HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD 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 disorder,” said Walker. The response by the public, she said, “is the fear of the unknown.” The Rancho Santa Fe 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

Quick Facts Name: Muffy (Martha) Walker Resident of: Rancho Santa Fe since 1994 Born: Chestnut Hill, PA 54 years ago Family: Husband: John C. Reed MD., Ph.D., married 25 years. Three children: Hunter, Tyler and 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.

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 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 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.

Muffy Walker and her son, Court Reed. 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 Bipolar 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 disor-

“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 disorder,” said Walker. The response by the public, she said, “is the fear of the unknown.” der 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 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.


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A special opportunity for wine lovers & Community Center members By Erin Leahey, Executive director RSF Community Center The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is launching a series of monthly wine tasting events called Soiree de Vin, thanks to local resident Erin Weidner. Erin grew up in the Ranch before moving to Park City Utah where she ran a wine auction event titled, Red, White, Snow - A Culinary, Wine & Ski weekend for many years. While chairing this event she was fortunate to build great relationships with many Napa vintners. Since moving back, Erin thought it would be a great idea to bring her special friends to the Ranch! Our first public event will be held on Thursday, July 14th, at a private residence and will feature wine from the private estate and winery, Terra Valentine. Terra Valentine, located on Spring Mountain in Napa Valley, takes winemaking to a new level. It brings together a state-ofthe-art fermentation system with the beauty of an artisan-constructed building-a colorful and well-hidden treasure of Spring Mountain history. Terra Valentine produces wines with mountain intensity and balance that express the character of the Spring Mountain appellation and vineyards. The vineyard’s management team oversees every aspect of farming from planting to harvest. You will have the opportunity to meet Rory Lynch, learn more about Terra Valentine and taste samplings of their wine, but only if you are a member of the Community Center, since being a member does have its perks! The cost is $40 per person and includes unlimited tastings and cheese pairings. To attend this event, please call the Communi-

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ty Center at 858-756-2461. Advance reservations are required. Coming soon will be tastings from Phelps Winery, Cakebread and many more… Summer Camps are here and the Community Center has a full line up

each week! Summer is here and the Community Center has a full line up each week! This week our Ultimate Sports Camp pumped up the fun with a variety of sports from basketball, soccer and football, to baseball, tennis and much more! Next week Monart and Video Game Design classes will return to the Community Center. Monart uses a variety of mediums such as oil pastel, tissue paper, watercolor and collage, while building core drawing skills. Your child will not only have a blast, but also build upon self- esteem and creativity! The week of July 11 offers three new camps: Multi Sports, Jewelry Design and Robotics. Multi Sports Camp is taught by Mike Rausa, who also runs our popular Junior Dunkers basketball league. Mike will incorporate basketball, flag football, soccer and Ultimate Roundball, among other sports, to this week-long camp. It’s sure to be a blast and the summer is a great time to improve upon athletic skills! Also, Dragonfly Designs Jewelry Making camp uses the highest quality handmade beads, glass beads and fresh water pearls. This camp will give kids the opportunity to socialize, create personal style, and learn new jewelry making techniques, all while having a blast! Finally,

ClubXcite is back to teach our Robotics and Mechanical Builders camp. This class was extremely popular last fall and gives campers the opportunity to construct a variety of projects including stomp rockets, catapults, motorized airplanes, parachutes, bottle rockets, solar powered racecars and more! If you missed out on this class during the school year, don’t miss out on camp this summer! For more information on all our summer camps or to sign up now, please visit our website at www.rsfcc.org or call the Community Center at 858-756-2461. Camp Rancho: Full Week or Single Day! We also offer our popular staff-led Camp Rancho program every week over the summer and it has become even more convenient this year. You can sign up on a full week or single-day basis! This week’s theme is “Party in the USA” and next week’s will be “Four Seasons.” Most importantly, we look forward to seeing you at the parade on the 4th of July! Camp Rancho participants are welcome to meet us here at the CC before the parade to ride on our float! On Tuesday the 5th, campers will enjoy a trip to the San Diego Botanic Gardens, and they will have

fun ice skating at the UTC rink on Friday the 8th. Other day trips will include the beach, park and movies. Camp Rancho is a fun-filled day camp for children, ages 6 to 11 years old and offers the best in summer activities. The children will engage in a wide variety of activities that are different every day, with themes that change every week. Each week also includes beach days and field trips around San Diego! For more information on all our summer camps or to sign up now, please visit our website at www.rsfcc.org or call the Community Center at 858-756-2461. Moms and Tots Moms, gather your tots and get involved with the play dates happening right here in your community! The Community Center offers families an opportunity to get connected by arranging play dates around the community and within the homes of other moms and tots. This is a great time to join in on the neighborly fun happenings this summer. Get involved in the pool parties and park adventures, among other events! For more information please visit our website at www.rsfcc.org or call the Community Center at 858-756-2461.

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.

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Artists commissioned to add ‘fun’ to MRI room at children’s hospital

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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 nonwater soluble ink pen that were then enlarged seven or eight times. It was not the first time the couple worked together. In the mid-1980s, Stephanie completed an apprenticeship with Ken that then evolved into a marriage and artistic partnership based out of Point Loma. Ken has authored seven instructional books and exhibited across the

Ken and Stephanie Goldman United States, Europe and Mexico. His 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 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 scuba-diving children, the murals are upbeat and fun. The

The MRI machine 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 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.

New Exhibit!

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

CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING La Jolla Music Society SummerFest 25th Anniversary

A Raucous and Bold Re-imagined Classic

August 3 -26, 2011 Tickets on sale now starting at $45 Don’t miss opening weekend featuring an all-star roster of artists including Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, Andreas Haefliger, Augustin Hadelich, Gil Shaham and more.

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Athenaeum Summer Festival Gustavo Romero, piano

Summer Camp At MCASD La Jolla

June 28 – July 24

Sundays at 4 p.m. · July 10, 17, 24 & 31

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.

Monday July 25-Friday July 29 Cost: $225 per session

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MCASD is launching its first summer camp for 9- to 14-year-olds. Each half-day of camp will follow an artistic theme inspired by the exhibition on view, High Fidelity. Campers will explore traditional mediums as well as create with styles used by artists in the exhibition, such as abstract, pop, relief, and light and space.

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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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Adventures in the ‘Jungles of Enlightenment’ fill an award-winning book BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Michele Hébert, a popular instructor at La Jolla Yoga Center, has been teaching yoga for more than 30 years. Now she’s the author of “The Tenth Door,” a book about her adventures in “the jungles of enlightenment” that may well be the next “Eat, Pray, Love.” Ask her what she does and she’ll tell you: “I help people transform their lives.” She points out that growing up in Cleveland in the 1950s and ’60s, she could never have imagined how she would transform her own, she had never even heard of yoga. She was interested in boys, cigarettes, and parties. A Catholic-school dropout, she married her high-school sweetheart. The marriage didn’t last. She spent years going from job to job, boyfriend to boyfriend. At 26, she had just accepted a grant to graduate school when she suddenly realized her life was heading in the wrong direction. Like so many others, she headed west, to California. Not that she did it the usual way. She hitched a ride on a plane with the whole Cleveland Orchestra, scheduled to play a date at the Hollywood Bowl. Her father was a flutist with the orchestra, and the musicians were like family to her. California opened up new worlds of experience. It was 1974, and she was a long way from Cleveland. She made her way to San Francisco, where she met the teacher who would change her life. Walt Baptiste was a bodybuilder, a former Mr. America who with his wife, Mangaña, ran a yoga center that combined weight-training and middle-Eastern dance with yoga exercises, breathing, and meditation. In his mid-50s, he was a guru to many San Franciscans who discovered him through the center’s popular health food restaurant. “The first class I took with him brought me to a place I’d never been before,” Hébert said. “I started working as a waitress in the restaurant, in exchange for classes, and shortly after, I had an experience that connected me for the first time to an inner life. It was literally enlightening — I saw the light!” She describes her book as a teaching in how to stay centered. “But I do it through story,” she said. It’s the story that’s captivating, as are the characters she meets along the way. First in her years in San Francisco, then near a beach in El Salvador where she managed Baptiste’s retreat-in-progress, tending the goats and chickens, and supervising a 20-man construction crew (all carrying machetes) while dealing with solitude, sickness, and deaths, and armed only with her teacher’s favorite mantra — “peace, harmony, wellbeing” — as political upheaval began in the not-so-distant distance. Hébert calls herself a “practical mystic,” someone who successfully lives in the world and still keeps up her spiritual practices, someone “with both feet firmly planted on the ground, but a vision toward the stars.”

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She’s definitely in the world in La Jolla, where she lives with her husband, Mehrad Nazari, who also teaches yoga at La Jolla Yoga Center, and maintains a real estate practice, too. “I call it Higher Estate,” Nazari jokes. Besides their regular classes, the two lead international retreats at places like India, Costa Rica and, closer to home, Rancho La Puerta and Esalen. Readers are already asking for a sequel to “The Tenth Door,” and Hebert says she is thinking about it. And she’s just started writing a “spiritual novel” that she’s pretty excited about. But, before we leave her, what is the ‘tenth door’? The answer is in the book’s epigraph: “There are nine physical openings in the body. But there is a secret spiritual opening at the crown of the head known as the tenth door.” “The Tenth Door,” $15.95, is on sale at La Jolla Yoga Center and Warwick’s. For more information, visit www.rajayogis.net

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La Jolla Playhouse stages adaptation of Ibsen’s ‘Peer Gynt’ BY DIANA SAENGER Contributor When Henrik Ibsen released “Peer Gynt” 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 Playhouse’s version (a coproduction with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre) runs through July 24 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Director and “adaptor” David Schweizer (“Tobacco Road”) 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

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the 2000 Broadway hit, “And God Created Great Whales,” won an OBIE Award. Schweizer did an earlier adaptation of “Peer Gynt” for international audiences, but made minor changes for the Playhouse show. His “Peer Gynt” is a sweeping epic with five actors playing 40 characters. “I fell in love with the piece as young man,” Schweizer said. “And I hit upon the idea of doing it with just a couple of actors as the story’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. “My translation of Ibsen is quite faithful in that all of events and incidents are directly those in play. I haven’t made up anything or created scenes, but when his language would get playful and colloquial, I found modern equivalents for that. Audiences know it’s an older play, but that it’s brought into the moment, and hopefully, it has a timeless quality.” In a press release touting the production, Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley said, “Schweizer has taken Ibsen’s epic tale of one man’s search for identity and made it funny, unexpected and completely relevant to our contemporary lives.”

The ‘Peer Gynt’ cast Schweizer said Ibsen was a writer who challenged what you could do in the theater. “He 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.” 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. “They bring an enormous amount of ideas to rehearsals, and of course, I have to come equipped

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DR. He SAID, SHE SAID: Why people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust marriage By Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. and Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lissa Trent, Ph.D. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that in 2010 the number of married couples in American households has dropped below half for the first time ever. We offer our thoughts here as to why trust in the institution of marriage has diminished in the 21st century as well as some of the causes of the negative filter that marriage is currently being viewed through. 1) No matter how you slice it, marriage is expensive. The ring, the ceremony, the life and health insurance, the house, the kids, the retirement fund, the college fund, your daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding, etc....all of it can cause pit-of-your-stomach anxiety. People will always be affected by a sputtering economy and make decisions based on their immediate survival needs, much less try to figure out how to best approach and create a sound financial future for a marriage. Do you need that huge ring, big wedding, or Ivy League school tuition when you are already squeaking by trying to pay your monthly rent? While we believe that love--if an option--can always trump the practicalities of money, that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that many, many marriages havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t crashed and burned as a result of financial hardship. 2) Women and men have different roles now when it comes to finances. Women are better able to support themselves and their children these days on their own if they need to. So, not as many women are willing to stick around in an unhealthy marriage as they were when there were fewer career opportunities available. For men who want a more tra-

ditional role in the bigger picture served the co-dependent conmarriage as the of what can be cept of what marriage used to breadwinner while learned in a long be. While there is less tolerance their wives raise term committed today for these marriage-bustthe children at relationship. Now ers, quite often this translates home, it is a chalthat people are livfor many people as a lack of lenge to find a ing well into their tolerance for marriage itself. woman who has eighties, the idea 6) Men and women are not advanced her of living with and confused about what the value Hanalei Vierra, thinking regarding and meaning of marriage is, as Ph.D. (Dr. He) and sleeping with the the changing roles same person for well as what their roles in marMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lissa Trent, for women. This sixty years is not riage are supposed to be. The Ph.D. (Dr. She) can be very disquite as appealing, divorce rate in and of itself is couraging for men especially when scaring people off. We are in a who are challenged to change the differences that were actransition period of what a their mindset about convenceptable at first inevitably start healthy, mature, long term tional social norms. to feel threatening and unacmarriage looks like, sounds like, 3) Men are much more ceptable. Unless there is some walks and talks like. The survivleery of getting into a financialeffort on the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part to al-mode, co-dependent model ly binding agreement due to learn relationship skills of how of marriage taught to us by our the fear of divorce and the loss to overcome those differences parents no longer suits a new of half of their life assets. The and become more of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;?, generation of men and women word â&#x20AC;&#x153;prenupâ&#x20AC;? has become a the self-preservation imperative who want the quality of a marvery commonplace term in our of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;meâ&#x20AC;? takes over, and the ried life to be something better relationship lexicon today. It â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;? connection is damaged. than what they grew up has also created a pre-marital 5) Pathology is accepted around. Many people come battleground for couples that less in a marriage. Alcohol/ from broken homes and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exposes pre-existing mistrust drug abuse, domestic violence, want to repeat what they witand forces them to wrestle with child abuse, infidelity, etc. are nessed and experienced suspicion and uncertainty all bright blinking lights on the through the trauma of divorce, about each other at a time marital radar screen and less so they reject the idea all towhen they normally are trying tolerated these days than in gether as a safeguard. to celebrate the joy of their previous generations. None of 7) Many people still get love. This fear has hijacked these dysfunctions should be married at a young age when many well-intended engagetolerated in a marriage, but the there is a lack of emotional maments from making it to the alreason they always were was to turity. Statistics find that the tar. keep the denial in place that most successful marriages these 4) In a â&#x20AC;&#x153;meâ&#x20AC;? society, there is an overwhelming lack of STUNNING commitment to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;?. This is the age of choices, and for many people, the freedom to make those choices is very alluring. For some, commitment seems analogous to imprisonment and lack of choice. The first part of falling in love and finding a â&#x20AC;&#x153;soul mateâ&#x20AC;? fulfills the fantasy aspect of marriage, and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;meâ&#x20AC;? in all of us gets a big charge from this. But once the hard work of a relationship becomes necessary, the feeling Established 1963 of confinement can recur un7616 Girard Avenue ¡ 800.883.3305 ¡ www.everettstunz.com less one is able to remember

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marriage something that feels do-able and valuable--at least it does to us. Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. (Dr. He) and Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lissa Trent, Ph.D. (Dr. She) are a married couple who have worked together for over 14 years coaching troubled relationships to clearer communication, deeper intimacy, and healthier partnership. See their web site at www.sandiegotherapists.com/conjoint.html For more information on Relationship Advice for Men, go to www.HowToKeepHer. com on the web, where you will also be able to purchase Dr. He and Dr. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new eBook entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making Relationships Workâ&#x20AC;?. Please email any questions to: DrHanalei@aol. com.

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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 major in mechanical or chemical engineering at UCLA, UC

Andrew Buchanan 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.’ ”

North Shore’s 8U gold turns up the heat in Santee

Back Row: Grant Allgood, Alex Goskowicz, Hunter Snyder, Dany Bessudo, Karl Roloff, Rory Link, Anthony Piglovski, Bennett Williams, Matt Hadley, Coach Shawn Beyer. Front Row: Kyson Jester, Connor Glaser, Jonathan Sabouri, Nick Mahmood, Kyle DeLeon. Team members not present: Brandon Bay, Enzo Flores, Stephan May and Hank Ontiveros.

Arsenal Cup BU12 Gunners finalists The RSF Attack B98 Green Team played in the Arsenal Cup in Temecula over Fathers’ Day weekend. The boys displayed skill and poise, outscoring opponents 11-2 through the Semi Finals. They battled valiantly in a hard fought battle against a quality Strikers FCSouth Coast team, eventually losing 0-2. Coach Shawn Beyer congratulated the boys and said, “Our boys show much potential and will be fun to see progress this year. Hats off to a great first tourney!”

The Santee “Bring on the Heat” tournament began with a defeat, but ended in a second-place finish for the 8U gold team of the North Shore Girls Softball League. After losing their first game to Santee, North Shore’s Lauren Ziment threw a perfect game to highlight the team’s 9-0 victory against Menifee. As they entered bracket play, North Shore once again had to face Santee. However, this time the game turned out differently with a dramatic 1-0 win. In the first inning, catcher Nikki Wood blocked the plate perfectly and applied the tag to prevent a Santee runner from scoring. In the fourth inning, with the score still 0-0, Vivienne Franke singled, stole second, and scored the game’s only run when Jenna Remick hit a sharp single to center field. In the final inning, Santee loaded the bases, but North Shore’s defense turned them back. The game ended with a force play at the

North Shore 8U gold team: Front row: Keeley Ramseyer, Jenna Remick, Lila Browne, Lauren Ziment, and Nikki Wood. Middle row: Kate Mehta, Emily Bycott, Vivienne Franke, Emily Krueger, Anna Herrmann, and Leah Tauber. Back row: John Wood, Doug Franke, and Howard Ziment. plate to hold on to the victory and a spot in the final game against East County. “Our pitching and defense have been outstanding all season and today the girls played their finest defensive game to make that one run stand up,” said North Shore manager, Doug Franke. North Shore made a strong effort in the final game, but it wasn’t enough as East County took the win. “These girls have worked hard and improved their level of play at every tournament,” said Franke. “The coaches and parents couldn’t be happier to see those efforts rewarded with a spot in the championship game. The looks on their faces during the trophy presentation were priceless. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

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100th birthday celebration event in honor of Ginger Rogers to be held July 16 in Del Mar

RSF resident Monica Pastor and Nicolas Allman, also a Rancho Santa Fe resident, with Head of School, Dr. Eileen Mullady.

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RSF residents among first graduating class at Pacific Ridge Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad has reached yet another milestone since its founding in 2007. The non-profit, independent school hosted its first commencement ceremony on June 16 for the 49 students who comprise the first graduating class in the history of school. Students in the Class of 2011 were accepted to 143 different colleges and universities, bringing the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curriculum and programs to the attention of schools throughout the United States and across the Atlantic. Dr. Eileen Mullady, head of school at Pacific Ridge School, said â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are so proud of each of our seniors and we look forward to hearing stories during their return visits of how they are building on their Pacific Ridge School experience.â&#x20AC;? Students who have decided to stay in California will attend schools that include Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chapman University, Harvey Mudd, Loyola Marymount, Mesa College, Mount St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Occidental, Pitzer, Pomona, Sonoma State University, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, University of Redlands and USC. Students who are venturing beyond state lines will enroll in schools that include Babson, Boston University, Dartmouth, Trinity, Vanderbilt, Williams College, and Yale, among others. One Pacific Ridge School student has even chosen to attend school outside of the United States at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.



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of the Marines, men and women, will join in the festivities. In addition to serving her country, Mrs. Rogers was a careful, talented, loving and disciplinary mother. A talented actress in her own right, she portrayed Gingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother in the much remembered film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Major and the Minor.â&#x20AC;? The Rogers happily spent time together in their Beverly Hills home as well as their working Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rogue River Ranch on the Rogue River in Oregon. During World War II, they provided dairy products for the Armed Forces in the Pacific theatre. A sample of one of the remaining milk bottles is on view in the Artistspace exhibit. 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., Del Mar. No entry fees.



Celebrate Ginger Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 world-renowned 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 Gingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leatherneckâ&#x20AC;? and many Hollywood scripts. Retired members

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RSF Library summer reading program continues; Book Cellar needs volunteers The Summer Reading program, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;One World, Many Stories,â&#x20AC;? had its kick off event with the portable planetarium presented by Full Spectrum on May 24 and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to report that over 250 children participated. There were seven program offered that day and many of the R.R. Rowe School kids came over to partake in the festivities. The program runs through the entire month of July and into the first week of August so if your kids havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t signed up, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late. On June 22, the Amazing Dana Magic Show dazzled the kids and fun was had by all. Looking ahead, on July 13 at 1 p.m., the author Barrie Summy, who has written â&#x20AC;&#x153;I So Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Do Famousâ&#x20AC;? will come speak to our teens and tweens. Pass the word! Come by the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department and pick up our schedule so you can see what else is being offered for our youth. OK, not every program is for the kids; the county is sponsoring an adult reading program for the rest of us. All you have to do is read or listen to four books between now and Aug. 7 and you will win a prize. You can pick up a purple colored reading log at the Front Desk and when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re finished, hand it in and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be entered into a final draw for a prize. Imagine that, being rewarded for reading! *****

Terry Weaver, our Book Cellar manager, is looking for some new volunteers as cashiers to help her downstairs. We are looking for people to work a three-hour shift as we are open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.3 p.m. Please stop by the Book Cellar if you are interested in helping; we could use you and it is such a great way to help the library and meet people. One day a week, two days, whatever is your pleasure; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d welcome the help! ***** As many of you know, Debbie Wilson, our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department manager, will be retiring at the end of July and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late for the kids to contribute poems/notes/ etc. to Debbieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keepsake scrapbook. You can drop those items off at the library any time. Have a great 4th of July and stay happy reading! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary Liu, Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild president

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To Your Health: Living with congestive heart failure BY JAMES (TOM) HEYWOOD, MD, SCRIPPS HEALTH What does it mean when the heart fails? While its name might suggest otherwise, congestive heart failure doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the heart has stopped working; instead, it fails to effectively pump enough blood to the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organs or to fill without an abnormal increase in pressure. Commonly known as CHF, congestive heart failure affects about five million Americans. It is a serious condition that requires ongoing medical care, but with the proper management, most people with CHF can manage the condition and lead otherwise healthy lives. CHF can take years to develop or can happen overnight with a large heart attack.; it is one of the most common reasons that people age 65 and older need hospital care. It can be caused by a number of factors, including narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle (coronary artery disease), heart valve disease, or high blood pressure. The heart muscle itself may be diseased or infected. In some cases, CHF results from congenital heart defects which have been present since birth. The most common symptoms of CHF include breathing problems, sudden weight gain of five pounds or more, and fluid build-up in the legs, ankles and feet. Because the heart cannot pump effectively , blood returning to the heart increases in pressure, causing a build-up of fluid known as congestion in the tissues, especially the lower limbs. Fluid build-up in the lungs may cause shortness of breath. As a result, some people with CHF may find it difficult or impossible to exercise and may become winded just by walking short distances. CHF may also interfere with the kidneys â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ability to dispose of sodium and water, which can make fluid build-up worse. Any of these symptoms should be evaluated by a physician, who can diagnose CHF and recommend a plan of action. Depending on the cause, treatment may include dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, medication and/or surgery. For example, if CHF is caused by high blood pressure, a proper diet or medication to control blood pressure may be all that is needed. Damaged valves may be surgically repaired or replaced. In very severe cases, a heart transplant may be an option. A number of medications may be used to help improve the symptoms of CHF as well as prolong survival. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors interfere with the production of angiotensin II, a hormone that may potentially cause heart and circulation problems in CHF patients. ACE inhibitors expand blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow more efficiently. In multiple studies, these medications have been shown to significantly improve symptoms and help prevent heart failure from getting worse. Some patients, however, may not be able to tolerate ACE inhibitors; in this case, an alternative is often recommended. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) work slightly differently than ACE inhibitors, but the effect on angiotensin II is similar. Beta-blockers improve the pumping ability of the heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower left ventricles. Studies have found that beta-blockers are most effective in CHF patients who are also taking ACE inhibitors. Beta-blockers often are started at very low doses and gradually increased until optimal levels are reached. Digoxin, a medication naturally produced by the foxglove flowering plant, stimulates the heart muscle to contract more forcefully; it also helps improve CHF symptoms and prevent the condition from progressing. Since CHF patients experience fluid build-up, diuretics are often used to treat or prevent fluid retention in the lungs and other tissues by helping the body dispose of excess fluid and sodium through the kidneys. It is especially important for people with heart failure to weigh daily, at the same time and using the same scale, to monitor any sudden weight gain that may indicate fluid build-up. Patients who gain several pounds over just a few days should let their physicians know immediately. In order for these medications to be most effective, they must be taken exactly as prescribed. Let the physician know immediately of any side effects, concerns or questions. Dr. Heywood is a cardiologist with Scripps Health. Scripps offers a free four-week series on Living with Congestive Heart Failure; weekly seminars cover symptom management, exercise, nutrition and heart failure medications. For more information or to register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

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Range of golfers tee off to fight childhood cancer On May 23, golfers gathered on the greens of Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, to participate in the First Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament. The event—hosted by The Seany Foundation—successfully raised over $55,000 for programs and research to improve the lives of children and teens battling cancer. Special guests Pro Golfer Maiya Tanaka, Pro Skateboarder Willy Santos, and San Diego Chargers Vincent Jackson and Steve Gregory were also on hand to help raise awareness and funds. Visit www.theseanyfoundation. org/golf.

SD Charger Steve Gregory, Lito Ricasa, SD Charger Vincent Jackson, Pro Skater Willy Santos PHOTO: OLLIE NEGLERIO

Co-founder Mitch Robins, co-founder Amy Robins, Andy Martin, Judy Martin, Emily Robins, Seth Brody PHOTO: ROCHELLE PORTER/PEACHE’ PHOTO MEMORIES AND TAYLOR LEGRAND — INTERN/PEACHE’ PHOTO MEMORIES

Todd Hansen, Mike Conger, Jeff Diltz, Pro Golfer Maiya Tanaka, and Pro Footballer Richard Mirer

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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

Barbara Harper, Frank Mannen, Patricia Karetas

George Karetas, Elizabeth Davidson, Ron Davidson, Bill Barkett

The Doobie Brothers at the San Diego County Fair

Don Diego Scholars: Daniel Menno, Katelyn Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Brett Huff, Prithtvi Undavalli

Steve and Sandra Dorros

Felipe, Erika, Mo, Gordy, and Chris

Susan and Chuck Schadt

Marian Benassi, Don Diego Foundation Board Member Lisa Barkett, Maria Delgado

Anna Fox, Nancy Borrelli, Lisa Barkett

Mark Anderson, Frank Mannen, Marty Anderson

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TPHS grad and Gracie Barra studio owner finds his life’s passion in martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER The martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu forever changed Mark Bursztyn’s life, now he’s doing what he can to give back to the community he grew up in and share the art form that promotes self-improvement, control and the ability to protect yourself. Bursztyn, who is known to all in the martial arts community as “Doze,” opened his Gracie Barra studio in Sorrento Valley in July 2010. Gracie Barra, founded by Carlos Gracie Jr., is one of the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu associations with over 150 schools worldwide and local locations in Encinitas, Carlsbad and Linda Vista. At age 23, Doze is the youngest owner of a Gracie Barra school. “Owning this school has taught me so many things about myself and it’s still kind of fake to me that I own this business and have all these responsibilities,” Doze said. “My biggest responsibility is for the kids and for all my students to view me as a mentor.” Born and raised in Del Mar and Carmel Valley, Doze was part of the first graduating class of Ashley Falls School and attended Carmel Valley Middle School and Torrey Pines High School, class of 2005. He wasn’t always as driven and focused as he is today; during and after high school he struggled to find the right path. It wasn’t until he met Coach Rafael Ramos and started training in Jiu-Jitsu that he was able to change his life. “I was pretty lost,” Doze said. “It helped transform me from an unhealthy, negative lifestyle to a positive lifestyle.” Five years ago at age 19, Doze cleaned up his diet, gave up the party scene that had taken a tragic toll on numerous classmates and became committed to his training. Doze had never liked team sports so the independence of martial arts appealed to him—“It’s up to you how far you want to go with it,” he said. He decided to take it pretty far, training to achieve his brown belt and eventually began teaching at Gracie Barra Encinitas. He also started competing in 2009. At the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships in Long Beach last year, Doze was among the top 20

Mark Bursztyn in the world. Doze likes to think of Jiu-Jitsu as a physical art rather than a martial art. There is no striking, everything in the art is designed to control your opponent using body weight and joint manipulations. By learning the grappling techniques, students can learn how to control a person much larger than them. “It’s such a great art for kids to learn because bullying is such a huge epidemic right now,” said Doze, who wants kids to know they have a right to defend themselves. With Jui-Jitsu, students are learning to defend themselves by controlling not just their opponent but also the situation.

“You’re defending yourself without hurting anybody. It feels terrible to be in a fight, terrible to lose a fight and terrible to feel like you hurt someone else,” Doze said. He described how one bullied student was able to use a Jiu-Jitsu position to hold down a kid who was harassing him until adults were able to arrive. In class, students work on coordination, strength, balance and Jiu-Jitsu movements, techniques and submissions. “It’s a 45-minute class that would wear some adults out,” Doze said. Kids ages 4-6 aren’t taught submissions but are still getting a great workout. Doze said he loves teaching the kids and while he has other coaches at the school, he tries to get his administrative work done at other times just so he can be out on the mats. Students of all ages are learning self-confidence, discipline and responsibility at Gracie Barra. “I just want the school to be a place that no matter who you are you can come here and have a great, positive experience,” said Doze, not wanting any young people to learn the hard way like he did. “I wish I had a place like this when I was in high school.” It’s indescribable for Doze to think of how far he has come, although the word “euphoric” does come to mind. He works very hard—in addition to running the school he is still training in mat sessions, lifting weights, maintaining an extremely healthy diet (“ I have no cheat days”) and aiming to become a world champion. Doze said he likes to lead by example and if he’s telling his students to make good choices he wants to show them how he is, too. While some martial artists may only get into top shape when they have a competition coming up, Doze likes to always be in fighting form. “There’s no yo-yoing going on,” said Doze, before adding like a sage before his years. “Excellence is a repetitive motion.” Class schedules for Gracie Barra can be found at graciebarrasorrentovalley.com. The studio is located at 11211 Sorrento Valley Road, suite W. For more information, call (858) 633-8054.

Torrey Pines grad Cory Nasoff selected to compete at water polo’s World University Games in China

The 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 buttefly), 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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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 more. “There was a definite need for a local place to do finger-

printing and since I owned the Postal Annex it was an ideal merge,” Krikorian said. “Fingerprinting is done in a professional, business environment.” Certified technicians complete the fingerprinting work and prints are sent to the DOJ, FBI and the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) if applicable. “People really appreciate the service they get from us, we’re really particular when it comes to service,” said Krikorian. “We want to make everyone feel special when they walk into the store.” Del Mar Live Scan accepts walk-ins, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Owner Kirk Krikorian, left, Photo/Karen Billing Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Krikorian said they can be open for extended hours to accommodate a customer’s busy schedule by calling (858) 342-2389. They also offer mobile fingerprinting services, at no additional

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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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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Your Family Matters: ‘48 inches’ (or size matters) BY DR. KEITH KANNER As summer is here and kids are all excited about the absence of school, going to amusements parks, fairs, water parks and more are on the top of most kid’s wish lists. However, once you Dr. Keith Kanner get there, you might have a problem depending upon the actual “size” of your child. Here is where some major conflicts can arise especially if you have more than one child who may be a different age, and a different size. Tommy, a darling 7-year-old boy, who is the youngest of three – he has a 10-year-old brother and a 12-year-old sister — has now been waiting over two years to hit the “48 inch” mark so he is tall enough to go on certain rides. He has painfully watched his siblings gleefully ride on the “cool rides” for years and he is frustrated that his body won’t grow any faster than it is. He has even brought hats, think-soled shoes, and once even spiked his hair, just to hit that mark, but no, he is destined to have to wait until his actual body is tall-enough to ride with his siblings. He gets very sad and angry every time his family goes to a venue with rides only to find that once again, he hasn’t hit that mark yet. “Why won’t my body grow any faster?... it’s not fair!” Size is really a “big” issue when you are a kid. That old adage “bigger is better” has been filled with controversy in the adult world, but for little kids, bigger does seem to be better most of the time. Here, little kids want to grow, be more independent, and see the world from a different perspective. Having older siblings increases this desire often because of noted competition, comparisons and reminders from the older siblings that they are “small.” Until the teenage years, life is pretty black and white, good and bad, tall or short. Abstract reasoning doesn’t naturally arise until at least the “tweenage” years but comes into full form during the adolescent phase where boys and girls can consider conflict more readily and this includes size. Here, where in the past bigger might seem better, this is not so much

the case in middle and high school where too big or too small might have equal highs and lows. Many teenagers struggle with their bodies growing without their control. For some this can be exciting, for another, uncomfortable. Then, there is the peer group who often becomes competitive, envious, and mutually nervous which can then translate to teasing, ridicule for being either too big or conversely, too small. Size therefore goes both ways during the high school years. Once into adulthood however, one hopes that maturity has kicked in and a general sense of “self-acceptance” is achieved where size is no longer that significant and does not cause too much distress. That an acceptable sense of balancing ones strengths and weaknesses are all neutralized and size is just another fun conversation not an ego issue that affects self-esteem too much. But, with kids, especially little ones, it’s a different story based on their natural developmental paths. Here, size does matter and parents need to be sensitive to this so they can plan accordingly to avoid hurt feelings and to provide family activities that have something for everyone. Dr. Keith Kanner can be seen on Fox5 every Tuesday morning from 7:30 - 10 a.m. co-hosting a segment called “Ask The Doctors.” He is also host/anchor - Your Family Matters - WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.

Record retention for Horizon Prep Horizon Prep is starting the summer by celebrating a record retention rate: 97.5 percent of the Horizon Prep student body is returning next year. “We are thrilled!” says Horizon Prep Director of Enrollment Allisen Hemple, “These are the highest numbers in the history of the school. All but six students from our current student population are returning!” Hemple explained that the number includes one family with two students who is moving out-of-state. “We are retaining every student moving to 5th, 7th and 8th grade,” says Hemple, “and all but one student going into 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades!” Horizon Prep Head of Schools Dr. Ken Kush is quick to give credit where credit is due, “We clearly have something parents want for their children: academic excellence with competent, credentialed, caring teachers in a safe, loving and nurturing environment,” says Kush, “but we fully acknowledge God’s hand at work here at Horizon Prep.” Horizon Prep is on schedule to be in their new facilities this fall. “This is clearly not just about new buildings,” says Kush, “This is about the growth and miracles we see on the campus in the lives of our students and their families every day.” For more information, visit www.horizonprep.org.

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Canyon Crest Academy places second at international biology competition Canyon Crest Academy (www.sduhsd.net/cc) has placed second in the school competition at the University of Toronto National Biology Competition held April 28 in Toronto, Canada. The National Biology Competition provides secondary school students the opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of biology. The 2011 competition had 4,548 contestants representing 294 schools from across Canada, and from the State of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United States. Competing for the first time in the competition’s seventeen year history, Canyon Crest Academy finished with a team score of 171.3, behind only the 181 points of repeat winner Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology from Virginia. The Canyon Crest student team was made up of juniors and sophomores Michael Chen, Angela Guo, Courtney Hesse, Vaishnavi Rao, Omid Rhezaii, Manita Singh, Alisa Tang, Anthony Tokman, George Wang, and Michelle Xie. Students receiving the award of National Biology Scholar with Distinction were juniors Michelle Zie, who tied for 10th place overall, and Anthony Tokman, who finished in 21st place overall Students receiving the award of National Biology Scholar were Michael Chen (52nd place), Alisa Tang( 66thplace), Manita Singh (88th place), George Wang (135thplace), and Vaishnavi Rao (179thplace). “These students of ours continue to wow,” said Ariel Haas, Biology teacher at Canyon Crest Academy. “We congratulate them. CCA does it again!” An integral part of the science programs at CCA is Canyon Crest Academy Foundation QUEST. A research program run by the Canyon Crest Academy Science and Math Departments, QUEST is designed to provide students with the opportunity to meet and work with scientists from varied disciplines. Current QUEST programs include research methods, applied sciences, and robotic and engineering technology. QUEST is actively involved with the local scientific and technology communities to build the curriculum with real world opportunities. Recently, Ariel Haas, in coordination with Canyon Crest Academy STEM/QUEST liaison Maha Achour, held an evening at CCA entitled WIN THE FUTURE: Out-innovate and Out-educate in Applied Science, Math, and Engineering. Local leaders from QUALCOMM, Scripps Research, Pfizer, Burnham Institute, and UCSD spoke on the importance of math, science, and engineering in higher education and careers.


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CUPID is a Domestic Short Hair, 9 years old, neutered male. Exceptionally calm and friendly, he likes to be carried around and he will “hug” you by putting his front legs around your neck. Cupid weighs about 14 pounds; his adoption fee is $75. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations and microchip identification. Each adoptee will be given a Certificate for a free night stay at our Club Pet Boarding! Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information call 858-7564117, option #1 or log on to www. animalcenter.org.

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LEGALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-017519 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. SD Short Sale Advisors Realty b. San Diego Short Sale Advisors Realty Located at: 2061 Seaview, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 675992, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: 1. Jeff McGregor, 13099 Sandown Way, San Diego, CA., 92130. 2. Thomas Tucker, 2061 Seaview, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/15/2011. Jeff McGregor, RSF176, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 2011



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June 30, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Michael Taylor Group achieves top honors for Rancho Santa Fe offices Prudential California Realty recently honored The Michael Taylor Group for their exceptional sales performance in 2010. With a sales volume in excess of $74 million, The Michael Taylor Group was the #1 ranked real estate team in Prudentialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rancho Santa Fe offices for both â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sales Productionâ&#x20AC;? and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Number of Closed Transactionsâ&#x20AC;? in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to achieving his clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goals and dedication to in-depth market research has positioned him at the forefront of our industry for many years,â&#x20AC;? says Herb Josepher, manager of Prudentialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rancho Santa Fe offices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His impressive leadership, in-depth understanding of the market, and experienced negotiating skills provide an unprecedented advantage to all of the clients he represents.â&#x20AC;? Leveraging the diverse backgrounds, knowledge and experience of his team, Taylor provides a superior standard of client care. For 2010 sales, The Michael Taylor Group addition-

ally ranked number six for all Prudential agents in Southern California, and number 33 out of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to thank our clients for their loyalty and support,â&#x20AC;? says Taylor, a 25year resident of the Rancho Santa Fe area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge each member of our team for their dedication and diligence. Our achievements are the result of many hours of hard work,

and I would like to thank them for their unwavering determination to provide a successful outcome for our clients.â&#x20AC;? Before he decided to concentrate on residential purchases and sales, Taylor earned a Juris Doctorate degree and spent 19 years as a successful senior banking executive and real estate lender. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of finance and real estate, combined with his experience managing a $2 billion loan and real estate portfolio, he provides knowledgeable guidance, insightful advice, and heartfelt compassion for each of his clients. Mike Taylor can be contacted at his village office in Rancho Santa Fe, (858) 756-5120, via email at Mike@MichaelTaylorGroup.com, or on the web at www.TheMichaelTaylorGroup.com.

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Fabulous 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath on Premium 1/4 acre lot. Santa Fe Summit Plan II. Master Suite on main level. Stainless Steel Appliances. Added BONUS/MEDIA Room. Award winning schools! A must see!

Gated W. Muirlands Estate home,new in 2006, surrounded by 5 giant Sequoia trees. A 280â&#x20AC;&#x2122; private road to wood and glass 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath, family room and den home. New pool and spa. Full Viking kitchen. Dual AC, full security, beautifully furnished for Summer lease at $12,500 a month (2 months) or $15,000 one month. Available long term for $12,500.

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This jewel, designed by Lilian Rice, was remodeled in 2010. Gardens by Kate Sessions are sited on three idyllic botanic acres near the VILLAGE. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

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Just Listed La Jolla Offered at $1,300,000 - $ 1,475,000 A sunny, traditional style single story home located in Crystal Bay 4BR/2.5BH, 3 car garage, 2649 sqft, custom floors, window treatments, lighting, granite countertops, central vacuum, 3 fireplaces, security system, dual glazed windows and doors, built in wet bar, finished attic, central heating and air conditioning, automatic irrigation and drip system. This home has it all. Rosa A. Buettner â&#x20AC;˘ 858-945-7314 â&#x20AC;˘ DRE # 01089718

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$1,095,000 Great Village location. Why buy a vacation condo when you can have a home. Park your car and get to all services just around the corner: Restaurants, grocery stores, drugstores, bus stops, coffee shops, salons and schools. Non-permitted detached studio/office, steps from the back door. Lots of light inside and lovely garden outside.

JOAN HUFFMAN ¡ 858.245-5626 joanlajolla@aol.com


OFFERED AT $779,000 Largest FREE standing model in Ventana. Located on a quiet street lined with trees and grassy areas. Enjoy the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Country Clubâ&#x20AC;? style facilities; 2 pools, 6 tennis courts, clubhouse, & sauna. This 3BR unit has high cathedral ceilings, large Living & Fam Rooms, well appointed kitchen & outdoor patio for entertaining. NATHAN LEVY ¡ 858.735.3851 Nathanlevy@aol.com


OFFERED AT $1,495,000 Historical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Park Prospectâ&#x20AC;? has just received The Mills Act designation approval. Enjoy panoramic white water ocean views from this light filled 4th floor, 2BR/2BA, corner residence in the heart of the village. LYNN WALTON 858.405.3931

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Coldwell Banker raises $84,000 at All American Charity Event Coldwell Banker’s Community Foundation hosted its 5th Annual All American Charity Event, the company’s most successful event to date. The June 20 fundraiser took place at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn and raised over $84,000 to benefit over 95 charities. $11,000 was donated to this year’s main beneficiary the Warrior Foundation’s Freedom Station, a center for the recovery, healing, job counseling, trade and skills education, as well as transitional mediation for soldiers who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country in the war against terror. The Warrior Foundation is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization dedicated to assist honor and support our military heroes while they forge a path toward recovery and education in pursuit of their dreams. Coldwell Banker’s 5th Annual All American Charity Event sold out months in advance this year and had over 350 guests attend the all-day event which included a golf tournament, day at the spa and tennis packages. A local band, The Heroes, provided live entertainment throughout the evening’s dinner and cocktail hour reception while guests placed bids on over 100 donated live and silent auction items. “This was our first contribution to the Warrior Foundation as we establish an ongoing commitment to help the organization support our local military heroes and warriors,” said Coldwell Banker’s Event Committee Chairman Ali Saleh. “It was beautiful day and an amazing opportunity to meet and honor those who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country.” To learn more about the 5th Annual All American Charity Event or to make a donation please visit www.CBCharity.com.

June 30, 2011


OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY $629,000-$699,876 11323 Carmel Creek Rd 2BR/2.5BA Robyn Raskind, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 2:00-4:00 858-229-9131

$729,500 4BR/3BA

6046 Blue Dawn Sat 2:00-5:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$769,000 4BR/3BA

11438 Pleasant Ridge Sat 2:00-5:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$824,800 4BR/3BA

12662 Caminito Radiante Kevin P Cummins, Coldwell Banker Residential

$850,000-$950,876 4410 Longshore Way 4BR/3BA Jerry Mccaw, Prudential CA Realty

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 858-750-9577 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-735-4000

$1,084,000 4BR/3BA

4685 Corte Mar De Corazon Sat 2:00-5:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$1,099,000 4BR/3.5BA

13280 Evening Sky Ct Toni Cieri, RE/MAX Distinctive

Sat 12:00-3:00 858-793-8725

$1,139,900 5BR/4BA

3912 Lago Di Grata Circle Anne J. Hoffman, Coldwell Banker Residential

Fri-Sat 1:00-4:00 858-344-5199

$1,199,500 5BR/4.5BA

4490 Philbrook Sq Charles and Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

June 11-17

$1,299,000 5BR/4.5BA

13669 Winstanley Way Charles and Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525


$1,399,000 5BR/4BA

5836 Brittany Forrest Sat 2:00-5:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$1,649,888 4BR/3.5BA

13292 Seagrove Street Charles and Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

$1,279,888 4BR/3.5BA

4935 Hidden Dune Ct Charles and Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker Residential

Fri-Sat 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525

ADDRESS 18127 Via Roswitha 6063 Avenida Alteras 0* Indicates buyer asked county recorder's office not to release price.

BD 4.5 5.5

BA 4 5


ENCINITAS $1,295,000-$1,365,876 698 Crete Court 4BR/3.5BA Polly Rogers/Andy Ashton, Prudential CA Realty


3831 Via Amistosa, Rancho Santa Fe Enjoy resort living in this townhome with private entrance to the pool and spa. Newly remodeled, with wood floors, granite, gorgeous new fixtures, stainless appliances and more! This private retreat is a short walk from the Morgan Run Resort that features golf, tennis, spa, and restaurant, and only minutes from the Villages of both Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2,062 ft

Sat 1:00-4:00 760-716-3506

RANCHO SANTA FE $659,000 3BR/3.5BA

3784 Paseo Vista Famosa Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-417-4655

$1,240,000 4BR/3BA

3921 Avenida Brisa Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00-4:00 619-417-4655

$1,350,000 2BR/2.5BA

5249 Triple Crown Row The Michael Taylor Group, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-756-5120

$2,295,000 4BR/4.5BA

7060 Rancho Cielo Ashley Roberts, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-559-0571

$2,700,000 5BR/5.5BA

16210 Via Cazadero St Becky & June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-449-2027

$3,495,000 4BR/7BA

5626 Via De La Cumbre Janet Christ & Lisa Schoelen, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-335-7700

$4,995,000 5BR/5.5BA

5202 San Elijo Ann Brizolis, Prudential CA Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-756-6355


Exclusively offered at $790,000

$1,199,900-$1,299,900 773 Doug Hill Court 3BR/3BA Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 760-715-0478

$2,199,900-$2,499,900 8178 Run of the Knolls Ct 4BR/5.5BA Alan Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-846-3114

SOLANA BEACH Take the video tour at www.viaamistosa.com Debbie Carpenter 858-794-9422 - DRE 01461472 - dmark@san.rr.com

$829,900 3BR/2.5BA

803 Ida Avenue Chris Lin, Prudential CA Realty

Sat 12:00-3:00 760-845-4186

$1,395,000 2BR/2BA

740 Solana Circle East Cathy Worster, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-933-9191

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June 30, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review


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