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Toast of the Town

MacMitchell takes over as general manager, Allison as executive chef BY KATHY DAY Gordon MacMitchell has spent the past five weeks getting the lay of the land at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and in the surrounding community. That’s because, as the new general manager, he’ll be the man on the spot as the renovation of guest rooms gets under way and as they prepare a new look and menu for the restaurant under Todd Allison, who starts next week as executive chef after two years at Anthology. They’ll replace Kerman Beriker, the general manager for the past eight years, and his son, John, who was the executive chef. “JMI (the new owners) has great plans, none of which will intrude on the historic nature of the property,” MacMitchell said. “They want to give it its luster back.” With 33 years in the hotel industry, MacMitchell worked previously with Benchmark Hospitality International, which is managing The Inn for JMI Realty. The firm, owned by Padres owners John Moores and Rancho Santa Fe resident John Kratzer, acquired the 21-acre property earlier this year with Siguler Guff & Co. MacMitchell was previously associated with JMI when he ran the Omni Hotel adjacent to Petco Park and, most recently, was genSee INN, page 18

Above, Tim Fox, Beth Nelson and Catherine Fox attend the annual Toast of the Town celebration on June 7 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. A highlight of the celebration was the School Student Art Auction, which included the work of Victoria Williams, right. The event was sponsored by the RSF Education Foundation. See page 12.


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RSF School board OKs purchase of iPads, desktop computers BY KATHY DAY Rancho Santa Fe School District trustees on June 7 heard about the state of their budget and enrollment for the coming school year and then signed off on a plan to purchase iPads, new desktop computers and accessories that will cost the district more than $377,000. Although the district, like others throughout the state, still faces uncertainties about the final numbers, Superintendent Lindy Delaney said, “It’s a blessing that the expenses for technology, which are a serious expansion, will come out of state money and bond funds.” Because of that, she added, the district can still maintain a healthy reserve despite an anticipated decline in property tax income and not knowing how potential ballot measures will alter state funding formulas. Two competing measures are likely to make the ballot, al-

though the qualifying deadline is not until June 28. Assistant Superintendent Cindy Schaub, who worked with technology director Ben Holbert on the proposal, presented an overview of how the district plans to implement the new technology program that will enable every middleschool student to have an iPad and will put six iPads in each K-6 classroom, as well as 10 for special education students. The expenditures also cover accessories and updated iMacs for K-6 classrooms, where they are applying a “thirds” plan – at any given time one-third of the students can be on iPads, one third on desktops and one third working in small groups or individual assignments. The iPads aren’t intended to be “babysitters,” Schaub said, but rather a way to increase student See SCHOOL, page 24


RSF Association board authorizes funding for Osuna adobe renovations BY JOE TASH The RSF Association board approved spending $55,000 on renovations and construction plans for the Osuna adobe at its meeting on Thursday, June 7, but some board members questioned whether all of the expenditures are necessary right now. The board considered the expenditures on two separate votes: in the first, the panel unanimously approved spending $23,595 to remove concrete stucco from the exterior walls of the historic adobe and replace it with adobe plaster, which would then be white-washed. According to a staff report, the work is needed to protect the building and improve its appearance. However, the board was not unanimous on a proposal to spend $31,405 on construction documents for planned renovations to the adobe. While the proposal was approved with directors Jack Queen, Dick Doughty, Larry Spitcaufsky and Eamon Callahan voting in favor of the expenditure, directors Anne Feighner, Roxana Foxx and Ann Boon did not support it. Among the concerns expressed by board

members was whether the Association should spend money on construction plans before the funding for the renovation work has been secured. Before the board’s discussion and vote, the entire group took a field trip to the adobe site, where Ron McMahon, chairman of the Association’s Osuna Committee, gave a presentation about planned improvements to the property. “This adobe really represents the core of the history of the Ranch from the 1830s,” McMahon told the board during his presentation at the adobe on Thursday. The Association purchased the 27-acre Osuna Ranch property at 16332 Via de Santa Fe for $12 million in 2006, with the goals of preserving the historic adobe ranch house that dates back to 1831, and to preserve open space within the Covenant, said Pete Smith, AssociaSee OSUNA, page 24

The RSF Association board and officials gather at the entrance to the adobe during a field trip at the June 7 board meeting. PHOTO: JOE TASH


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Rancho Santa Fe Review

‘How Can We Help You?’ RSF Patrol offers unique services to Covenant residents with special security needs While most Covenant residents know that the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol provides basic security services to the RSF Association and its membership, Covenant residents may be unaware that the RSF Patrol can provide additional services to those who have special security needs. RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said the Patrol’s experienced staff of former law enforcement personnel can customize security plans and apply them to meet the specific needs of residents who have unique requirements for reasons such as profession/ identity, family matters, property/home issues and more. The Patrol has resources and works

closely with the Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies. Wellhouser added that the Patrol can assist residents with threat assessment/security plans, as well as involve all of its resources to create these security plans. “Very often we work with corporate security, State, local and Federal agencies on individual members’ security issues. Some of these issues may be because of the person’s business or public notoriety,” Wellhouser said. For more information on the RSF Patrol services available, contact Chief Matt Wellhouser or Sergeant Guy Lemieux at 858-7598588.

McAllister, Putnam elected to RSF Association board Rancho Santa Fe Association board candidates Craig McAllister and Rochelle Putnam have been officially elected to threeyear terms on the RSF Association board. Ballots for the uncontested election were sent out May 10 and Rochelle Putnam were due by June 11. While there were only two candidates for two seats, the Association must still go through the election pro-

cess—75 votes are needed for each candidate for validation. McAllister received 580 votes and Putnam received 560 votes. Total ballots received in the election tallied 626. Putnam and McAllister will fill the board Craig McAllister seats being vacated by outgoing directors Jack Queen and Dick Doughty, whose three-year terms expire at the end of June.

RSF Village parking situation improving, according to report BY JOE TASH A parking survey conducted in the Rancho Santa Fe Village in May shows that the number of cars parked in the Village core area during peak hours has decreased from earlier this year, indicating no “overall parking shortage” exists in the Village. A report on the latest parking survey was presented to the Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors at its meeting on Thursday, June 7. The report found that parking totals in May had decreased to a range of 68 to 87 percent, from a range of 75 to 90 percent determined in a January survey. The percentages indicate the number of spaces occupied vs. the number available on different streets in the Village. The report notes that some streets remain occupied above 90 percent at peak times, but overall, the averages are below the 90 percent threshold, which is considered the indication of a parking shortage. “Even though some street segments exceeded the 90 percent parking demand threshold, there does not appear to be an

overall parking shortage in the Village as a whole,” the report concluded. Peak demand occurs around lunchtime, according to the report. The report suggested that the number of cars parked in the Village core may have decreased due a contract with the California Highway Patrol, under which officers ticket cars that violate posted time limits. The survey also found that parking around the Village perimeter has increased, indicating that some people have moved their cars from the central area to outlying areas to avoid citations. During previous surveys, staff determined there are 471 parking spaces in the Village core area, bounded by the intersection of Paseo Delicias and El Tordo on the east, La Gracia and Linea del Cielo to the west, Avenida de Acacias and La Granada to the north and Via de Santa Fe and La Granada to the south. The board received the information but took no action, allowing the CHP enforcement program to continue.

RSF resident wins women’s singles title at USTA National Open Hard Court Championships RSF resident Gabriella DeSimone, 19, won the women’s singles title at the recent USTA National Open Hard Court Championships held at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego. DeSimone triumphed over second-seeded Megan McCray of Oceanside, 6-1, 6-0, in the women’s singles final. DeSimone is a member of the women’s tennis team at the University of Southern California. For more information, visit






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RSF School District anticipating fewer students While outlining the budget picture for trustees at the June 7 meeting, Superintendent Lindy Delaney talked about juggling teachers, students and enrollment numbers. Saying enrollment appears down for the fall, she said they are currently looking at 632 students compared to the 684 now attending the local school. Last year, she said, they expected a similar decline but added 12 fifth graders, which brought the numbers up. Right now, they anticipate the largest class will be seventh grade with 103 students and the smallest either kindergarten or first, with about 50. Because of the expected drop, she said, they are looking to the RSF Education Foundation, which hosted its Toast of the Town and Kids Art Auction on June 7, to keep their contribution at $1 million. Meanwhile, she and the staff will continue “to look at all programs and personnel and fit the puzzle together.” At this point, she said, a couple of teachers will be out of jobs and some teachers won’t be able to sign contracts or know what they will be teaching until August. The class line-ups, though, are still in flux. There are possibilities that there may be a second-third grade combination class as well as a fourth-fifth combo, Delaney said. — Kathy Day

RSF School students were honored June 7 for perfect attendance.

RSF School Trustees salute students for perfect attendance RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney presented perfect attendance awards to students during the June 7 school board meeting in the Roger Rowe Performing Arts Center. In addition, she singled out Jasmine Jaffee, a sixth grade student who had a perfect record – no tardies or absences – during all seven years in the

Rancho Santa Fe School District, which she is leaving this year. “Since kindergarten, that’s 2,260 days,” Delaney said. Also honored, although not all were present, were: Kindergarten: Nylah King-Boyd and Brianna Rodriguez; First Grade: Rohan Desal, Maya Kenyon, Branden Recendiz, Darin Sahri,

Cooper Vincik; Third Grade: Isaac Lustig; Fourth Grade: Aaron Lustig: Sixth Grade: Blake Fuller, Jasmine Jaffe, Hana Lustig and Alexandra Macia; Seventh Grade: Gillian Chaffer and Madison Klair; Eighth Grade: Romteen Sedighi and Nicole Serratos. — Kathy Day

RSF Business and Professional Women’s Association meeting to be held June 21 The Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Networking Association will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 21, from 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Come join them for a compelling program and great networking. The cost for the meeting fee, which includes lunch, is $35. Please make your reservation by the Monday prior to the meeting at or by calling Miriam Gochenour at (619) 660-6663.

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Rancho Santa Fe resident receives Bishop’s ‘Head of School Award’ Rancho Santa Fe resident Summerset Jacleen Thompson was presented the Head of School Award at graduation from The Bishop’s School on May 25 for demonstrating exceptional leadership, scholarship and achievement as a student in the class of 2012. Summer served as Summerset Jacleen the president of the Se-Thompson nior Class. She was editor-in-chief of The Bishop’s School Yearbook and won the Upper School Award in religious studies for her work in Advanced Honors Philosophy. In addition, Summer was acknowledged for six years of perfect attendance from seventh through 12th grade, and she was presented the Stephanie Blan-

kenship Award for six years on the Honor Roll. Summer is a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar. Summer is the daughter of J. Michael Thompson (deceased) and Caroline Winter Thompson. She attended the Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School (R. Roger Rowe) where her parents were early founding members of the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment. Summer also attended the American School in London for one year, prior to entering The Bishop’s School in seventh grade. Outside of school, Summer worked as a volunteer camp counselor at the Helen Woodward Animal Center and she pursued physical fitness in yoga and gymnastics, with part-time work at the Lululemon store in the Carlsbad Forum. After completing a paid internship at the U-T San Diego in June and July, Summer will continue her education in the fall at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, with a major in digital media and broadcasting.

La Jolla Festival of the Arts to be held June 23-24 The La Jolla Festival of the Arts™, one of the most prestigious juried art shows in the country, unites talented artists, musicians and restaurateurs in support of San Diegans with disabilities this June 23-24 on University of California San Diego’s Warren Field. The La Jolla Festival of the Arts will take place June 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and June 24 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival is located at University of California San Diego, Warren Field, on the corner of Gilman Drive and Voigt Drive. Discount tickets can be purchased online from May 1 through June 22 for $12; at the door tickets cost $14; children aged 16 years and under attend for free. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, please visit

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RSF resident receives Yahoo! Excellence Award Derrick McMillen, of Rancho Santa Fe, was honored with the 2012 Yahoo! Excellence Award in a small ceremony at UCSD on May 31. This year’s award was presented by Rajesh Gupta, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Qualcomm chair and professor of computer science and engineering. Undergraduate students were recognized for excelling in leadership, research, tutoring, innovation, entrepreneurship, and diversity. They have demonstrated excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. Recipients received engraved Yahoo! “bang” trophies along with a $400 monetary award. McMillen, a senior at UCSD, was in the first graduating class of Canyon Crest Academy in 2008. He interned with Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, Calif., during the summer of 2011 and is set to intern with Microsoft in Redmond, Wash., this summer. Also receiving the award was: Ayelet Bitton, Theresa Calderon, Marjori Pomarole, and Kristina Thai.

Village Church-sponsored free concert is June 24 A free concert featuring the Peter Pupping Band and the Village Church Contemporary Band, with Adreinne Nims on saxophone, will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Village Green (intersection of Avenida de Acacias and Paseo Delicias) on Sunday, June 24, from 5-7 p.m. Bring a blanket, picnic, friends and family! The event is sponsored by the Village Church (

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Canyon Crest Academy sophomore Amanda Presar, author of “Amanda’s Kitchen.”

Rancho Santa Fe teen publishes unique 300-page cookbook titled ‘Amanda’s Kitchen’ BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

When Canyon Crest Academy sophomore Amanda Presar turned in a 600-page, full-color cookbook with photos, poems and more than 100 recipes for a creative writing assignment, her teacher’s jaw dropped. The 15-year-old received an “A,” of course, but she’s even taken the school project to a higher level. The book, “Amanda’s Kitchen,” now has its own ISBN number, is available on Amazon, and proceeds from the sales are going to charities such as Rady Children’s Hospital and the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. So far, Presar has raised more than $1,000 from selling more than 200 books out of her garage and at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market, and her goal is to sell more than 100,000 copies. The teen is pioneering this effort in addition to playing lacrosse, varsity tennis and soccer at school — and she isn’t personally profiting a dime from the sales. Presar’s book brings together a number of creative influences, including her grandmother — who has authored two successful cookbooks — and her beloved cat, Tigger, who Presar took in as a stray kitten. The book features rhyming poems to go along with the recipes, written from Tigger’s perspective. She titled those pages “Tiggy’s Corner.” “He shows up on the table at every meal, so he found his place in the book,” Presar said. Some of the recipes were handed down in Presar’s family, and some are her own creative concoctions. Presar said her pork chop recipe with apples, pecans and caramel is her favorite. She has also come up with creations like muffins with cookies on top and “chocolate lace” cookies. “I learned to cook before I could even see over the counter,” said Presar. “I used to dress up in little aprons ever since I was little.” In the book’s introduction, Presar thanked everyone in her family for “turning the house upside down” for this massive project. Presar employed her family and friends to taste test her recipes repeatedly

until she got the elements just right, and she spent hours hosting meals on the weekends. Not only did she cook and entertain almost every weekend for months, but she created themed table settings, which she also included in the book. “I have everyone cooking daily,” Presar wrote in the book’s introduction. “I have even started contacting friends outside the family to join in. I feel this cookbook has the best recipes sampled by family and friends. The meal planning and parties are taken from my past, in which I expanded upon. My creative family always went overthe-top on birthdays and celebrations, which helped me compile this book.” Something that sets “Amanda’s Kitchen” apart from many cookbooks, besides the personal stories behind many of the recipes, is that there are photos of every dish. While Presar’s first draft of the book was a heavy 600 pages — bigger than a phone book — she realized the hard way it was too long and she condensed it down to 300 pages to sell for $25 a copy. “We went to get it printed and it was not a good experience,” said Presar, adding that the lady at the printing shop was crying because the print job took her so long and the Presars were originally quoted $1,000 to print the whole book. “We said, ‘What can we do to get it down to $500?’,” Presar said. The printer agreed to do the job for $500, and Presar’s mom paid the amount with a check. Later Presar’s dad called the printer and negotiated a price of $250. Presar spent hours each night, often staying up past midnight, redesigning the book, and some of the recipes didn’t even make it in. Presar said she thanks her mom for spending countless hours providing feedback and helping with the design process. “She also helped me clean up the kitchen after I made a huge mess,” Presar said. To purchase a cookbook, look for Presar at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market (16079 San Dieguito Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067; or contact her at (858) 353-7180.

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June 14, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Rancho Santa Fe student graduates with honors

Courtland Reed, from Rancho Santa Fe, graduated with High Honors from Brehm Preparatory School in Illinois. Reed admits he has several pretty significant learning disabilities that were making learning difficult for him. In fact, while at the Roger Rowe Elementary School, Reed and his parents were told he would never graduate from high school. After attending The Winston School in Del Mar for 9th & 10th grades, he decided to go to boarding school to avail himself of opportunities not easily found at the smaller schools here in San Diego Brehm Prep is a small, private co-educational boarding school with a mission to empower students with complex learning disabilities to recognize and reach their full potential. Said Reed, “I made a lot of

Celebrate Fourth of July at RSF Parade & Picnic Courtland Reed progress at Brehm, specifically in government, math and literature. I want to thank my parents for believing in me and for the support they have given me throughout my life.” Courtland was accepted at all his college choices and will start in the fall at Mitchell College in New London, Conn.

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•P arade to form at RSF School parking lot this year The community is invited to participate in or watch the 31st annual RSF July 4 Parade & Picnic, to be held in the RSF Village. New this year, the parade will form in the RSF School parking lot (Avenida de Acacias and La Granada) at 12:15 p.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Children and bicycles are welcome (all children need to stay in the RSF School parking lot with their parents while the parade is forming). The parade will also include princesses, community band, floats, clowns, face painting, fire trucks, vintage cars, Honor Guard, decorated bikes and golf carts, Boy & Girl Scouts. The picnic will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the park in front of The Inn and will feature the Coastal Communities Concert Band. The event will include food from the RSF Golf Club, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and chicken, as well as ice cream from The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The July 4 Parade & Picnic is sponsored by the RSF Association, the RSF Community Center, the RSF Golf Club and the RSF Polo Club. For more information, contact Shannon Mountain at 858-568-0628, or Chaco Clotfelter at Note: Dogs’ paws can be burned on hot asphalt.

Rancho Days T-shirts — with contest-winning design — to be sold during Rancho Days T-shirts with the design shown above by Rancho Days T-shirt design contest winner Mikey Flynn, 13, will be available for purchase in July. The T-shirts will be sold at the RSF 4th of July Parade and Picnic and will also be available online through the RSF Community Centers website ( This year’s Rancho Days will be held the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 7. For more information on Rancho Days, please call Shannon Mountain at the RSF Association at 858-5680628. Photo/Jon Clark

Summer Twilight Concert is June 19 The Del Mar Foundation’s first Summer Twilight Concert will be held on Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Powerhouse Park (1658 Coast Boulevard Del Mar, 92014). The Mar Dels will perform. For more information, visit

Del Mar Village Association’s Sunset Soiree to be held June 21 The Del Mar Village Association will hold its popular annual Summer Solstice event in at the Powerhouse Park in Del Mar on June 21, from 5-8 p.m. This event celebrates the arrival of summer with food and wine tastings from Del Mar restaurants and California wineries and breweries. Guests have the opportunity to taste food from more than 20 Del Mar restaurants and 15 California wineries and breweries while enjoying live music and a silent auction. Powerhouse Park in Del Mar is located at 1658 Coast Boulevard in Del Mar. Cost is $60 per person. Purchase tickets early as the event has sold out in advance for the last five years in a row. For more information, visit

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June 14, 2012

The Winning Recipe: An Exclusive Conversation With Irene Valenti, President of Valenti International We were recently granted the opportunity to interview Irene Valenti, President and Founder of the preeminent matchmaking company, Valenti International. Q: What makes Valenti International so unique? Irene Valenti: We offer a very unique and special service. People really appreciate and value that we have a team of psychologists on staff that proile and interview perspective candidates to determine their appropriateness for the services we provide and also to get a deep understanding of who they are and what they are looking for in a partner. Our psychologists also assist in matchmaking process and provide helpful feedback to our clients. Q: What do you look for when assessing whether to take someone on as a client? Irene Valenti: There are several factors that go into our highly selective approval process. First and foremost, they have to be kind individuals and treat others with great respect. We assess for things such as emotional stability, emotional readiness, realistic expectations, etc. which, combined with my secret touch and inely honed intuition, contribute to the amazing results I achieve. I’m constantly in awe of the caliber of men and women that we attract. Our clients are extraordinary individuals who inspire me everyday. Q: What is the Valenti Concierge Experience? Irene Valenti: I have seen irsthand how dificult it is for our clients to ind the time and make the right choices that are required to plan a romantic evening and how the lack of such planning interferes with a couple’s irst meeting. I wondered what we could do to eliminate this problem, and that is how the Valenti Concierge Experience was born. The way in which we introduce our clients to one another is very sophisticated and very romantic. We have an in-house concierge team that arranges and manages every aspect of the initial introduction from the venue, transportation,

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Furry wag offers ways for men to ‘stay out of the doghouse’ RSF resident and her special Pomeranian share tips in new book that’s sure to become dog-eared BY KATHY DAY Some men might not like the idea of learning about manners and grooming from a dog, but in the case of Gentleman Norman they might change their minds. The tiny, not-so-poofy Pomeranian tackles those subjects and much more, including a tipsheet on “how to stay out of the doghouse,” in owner Laura Martella’s first book, “Gentleman Norman: How to be a Man.” Even Martella’s husband Michael, who owns MARCOA, a 44-year-old publishing company that works with the military, found humor in the colorful, lovingly crafted book that’s fit for a coffee table. “It relieves me when I see men cracking up when they look at it,” said the nine-year Rancho Santa Fe resident who came up with the idea for the book, in part, as a tribute to her mother, who died in 2011 of Alzheimer’s disease, and to her father, a World War II veteran. As she sat in the lobby at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe talking about the process of writing the book and the loss of her parents, her tiny sidekick, Norman, sat calmly for nearly an hour. He glanced upward as staff members greeted him and guests asked about him and sat proudly atop the grand piano as his photo was taken. Martella got Norman, now 12, after she had to put down her Walter, also a Pomeranian, 11 years ago. Living in Oklahoma City at the time, she called a local breeder,

Laura Martella and Norman. Photos/John Riedy Photography Pufride Pomeranians, and asked the owner if she had any puppies. She didn’t, but she did have one “too spoiled to be a show dog” who didn’t get enough attention in the ring, Martella said. The breeder was so cautious about the adoption that she visited Martella’s home before agreeing to the sale. The pair have been together ever since, and Norman helped her through not just her parents’ deaths, but also a tough divorce and, more recently, has joined in on her happy marriage. “[Norman’s] the perfect man,” she said. “He does anything I want him to do.” She was quick to note that her husband is also the perfect man, “an old school, true gentleman” who is not threatened by the closely cropped canine. She laughed, recalling moments during the eight-hour photo shoot around San Francisco – a regular getaway for the Martellas and Norman – when her wellmannered pup decided to do his own thing. With San Diego photographer John Reidy – their couple’s wedding and family photographer —

on hand in places like the Fairmont Hotel and Gump’s, he would plop down on the registration desk or look aside when they wanted him focused on the lens. To get Norman’s attention, they would tempt Norman with his favorite treats. “It was very funny seeing grown men yelling ‘yip yap’ or ‘banana,’” Martella said. At Gump’s, the luxury retailer in the heart of San Francisco, they set the dog in a window display and “people on the street went crazy,” she added. One staffer at The Inn greeted the pair last week and, as he looked over the book, he noted that Martella who strikes modellike poses – not because she has modeled before but because of her knowledge from her career as a fashion coordinator – never shows her face. That was a conscious decision, she said, since the focus was on Norman. And, the staffer named Harry added, “It helps with perspective to show how tiny he is.” Most of the photos are just the closely cropped Norman, one

RSF Community Center announces Summer Supper Club series Designer Douglas Dolezal will host the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s new Summer Supper Club series at his beautiful home in Rancho Santa Fe. The first of the three-dinner series will be on Saturday, June 23, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will feature Douglas Dolezal a buffet dinner, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, and live entertainment.

Dolezal has lived in Rancho Santa Fe for the past 10 years and has helped with a variety of events for the RSF Community Center. Raised in a small town, he realizes the importance of people connecting and really getting to know one another. The subsequent two dinners of the series will be held on Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, August 25. Guests must be 21 years and older and may attend one, two, or all three dinners. The cost is $40 per guest per dinner. Space is limited. For tickets, please contact Linda Durket by e-mail at or by phone at (858) 756-2461.

in a pink polo shirt, another sitting at the head of a conference table. They are accompanied by one or two lines of pithy advice, like an inquisitive Norman sitting on a hotel bed flanked by a remote control: “Do You Really Need Breaking News?” Some feature his 6-year-old brother Howard, who was too big for showing and has crooked teeth. Howard just might turn out to be the subject of a second book, Martella said. Perhaps the most touching pictures are those of Norman with ‘Gentleman Norman: World War II vet Ralph Morgon, a How to be a Man’ resident of Sunrise La Costa, an as■ By Laura Martella, Photogsisted living facility that offers Alraphy by John Riedy zheimer’s care. Today he lives in ■ $34 at www.gentlemanthe room where Martella’s dad, Richard Lawrence Zweig, resided ■ Also available at Tucci Bouafter he and his wife, Patricia Staftique in Solana Beach; Bon ford Zweig, moved west to be near Bon Home & Garden in Solatheir daughter. na Beach; and Matti D in Del Mar. One photo with the U.S. flag behind Morgon who has Norman Today those one-liners and in his arms perfectly captures the the charming Norman are helping tribute to her dad and other veterto raise funds for the Alzheimer’s ans. Association San Diego/Imperial Zwieg and his wife had lived Chapter, and Martella and Norfor years on St. Simons Island, Ga., man are learning what it’s like to until he could no longer care for be in the spotlight, with recent her. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s book signings at Neiman Marcus when she was 65, Mrs. Zwieg was and the Del Mar Art Center, and lovingly cared for by her husband 3,000 Facebook friends. Future and daughter, who visited as often signings are planned at Sunrise La as she could to pitch in and called Costa, Gump’s San Francisco and daily to check on her parents. St. Simons Island, Ga. “It slowly robs you of everyYou can see Norman during thing,” Martella said. “My mother, the photo shoot at www.gentleif ever there was a vivacious an, lived life to the fullest.” Her husband was 20 years older, and she figured her mom would be caring for him, but instead “he took beautiful care of my mother … It was his spiritual quest.” An only child who often entertained herself by writing, she said, “My parents were sure I would be an author – not just of Norman, Howard and Laura Martella one liners.”

Upcoming events at the RSF Community Center: Summer Camp sign ups happening now Our summer camp schedule is out! Check it out online or stop by the RSF Community Center at 5970 La Sendita and pick up a brochure to see the complete listing of all the exciting camps happening this summer here at the RSFCC. We will be offering a variety of activities for your children to enjoy, including basketball, dance, surfing, cheer, arts and crafts, and much more. We are also offering exciting specialty camps which include NASA Space Camp and Fashion Design Camp, plus many more! As usual, we will be having Camp Rancho each week which will include awesome field trips and fun activities for the kids. Please visit our website at or

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Rancho Santa Fe Review (Right) Chris Stapakis dressed up as the Plastic Bag Monster.

Ocean Man (AKA Solana Santa Fe’s science teacher Kyle Stock) with parent volunteer Holly Bauer, who chaired Ocean Week for the elementary school. They are pictured in the school’s lobby, which was decorated with ocean art created by students and art teacher Rina Vinetz using recycled materials.

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Molly Sullivan and Wayne Brown from The Ocean Adventure who spoke to students about sharks.

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Solana Santa Fe Ocean Week Solana Santa Fe recently held its annual Ocean Week event at the elementary school. Throughout the week, students participated in a variety of ocean-related activities organized by parent volunteer Holly Bauer and third grade teacher Allison Lazerus. This year’s theme was Superheroes of the Sea: Ocean Man vs. The Plastic Bag Monster. Students were taught how plastic bags harms marine life and they were encouraged to protect the ocean and its creatures.

Highlights included a presentation by I Love A Clean San Diego; an assembly about sharks taught by Ocean Adventures; and a comic contest where students created their own ocean superheroes (winners were announced in the May 31 issue of the Rancho Santa Fe Review). The school also held a Day Without A Bag Contest, coordinated by parent volunteer Wee-nah Ferraro, which encouraged families to refrain from using plastic bags. Two

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A Success for RSF School & Community Class size average of 18 and so much more – Thank you contributing families, teachers, staff and community partners! SCHOLARS’ CIRCLE: Summa Cum Laude: Barry Estates Richard & Natasha Burdge Michael & Ellise Coit Fir & Judy Geenen John & Nataliya Moores** Qualcomm Charitable Fndn. The Inn at RSF Wells Fargo – The Private Bank Magna Cum Laude: Willy & Alchera Ayyad Bary & Nancy Bailey Jan & Helle Brandrup* Michael Brown & Jori-Potiker Brown John & Nancy Jo Cappetta Jim & Carey Cimino Spencer & Rachel Douglass Donald & Mary Ann Fuller Samuel & Suzanne Kahn Steve & Margot Kerr Jeffrey & Kerrie Lunsford David & Cindy Magee Tim & Marcia McDonough** Robert Marren & Amy Shuss Todd & Becky McKinney Joe & Angela McMillen Tyler & Mary Miller Tony & Cindy Moran* Glenn & Gabrielle Oratz Tony & Stacy Shahri* Peter & Michele Sidwell James Tone & Denise Phillips Cum Laude: David Bahr & Lisa Komoroczy Charles Bond & Claudia Bond Mauro Melanie Brooks & Tres Palomas Todd & Audrey Buchner Ron & Carrie Butler Steve Carter The Csathy Family Jason & Jennifer Davis Scott & Leslie DeGoler Bud & Maria Delgado Steven & Shannon Diener Stephan & Pamela Dirkes Scott & Barbara Edwards John & Deborah Fitzpatrick Darryl & Carolyn Flaming Derek & Anne Footer* Tim & Catherine Fox Todd & Lynn Frank The Gauvreau Family Bill & Mary Gaylord Dr. Robert & Lisa Gillespie Michael & Michele Grust* Michelle & Steve Hansen William & Carlie Headapohl Patrick & Wendy Henry Robert Jaffe Greg & Alexandra Johnson Alex & Nora Kaiser Scott & Shaunna Kahn* Dr. Keith Kanner* David & Hannah Leavitt Michael & Janie Licosati The Liptak Family* Ed & Doreen Luwa* The McGovern/Pettis Family* Randy & Gina Mellott The Mutch Family*

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Student art at Toast of the Town


Toast of the Town celebration was held June 7 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event included the third annual School Student Art Auction, featuring artistic masterpieces created by teams of RSF School students and guided by parent volunteers. Each classroom produced its own unique creation with each student in the class assisting. The event was supported by the RSF Education Foundation. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Glenn Oratz, Charisse Grant, Seth Loh, Mega Yuhas

‘How a Garden Grows’

Denise Torre, Becky McKinney, Alex Coe

Leslie De Goler, Kimberly King. Shaunna Kahn, Kristen Stector

Linda Dado, Steve and Kim Klein

Sara Levy-Buehner, Jori Potiker John Hansch, Kim Pinkerton, Jaime OBrien

‘Animal Snuggle’

‘Rancho Roots Living Plant Wall’

Paul and Karen Buss

Andrea Rababy, Alex Coe, Lisa Russeth

‘Riding Hawaii’

Tim St. Julien, Lindy Delaney

Alex Johnson, Linda Dado

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Accomplished musician’s e-book allows people to ‘see’ music BY KAREN BILLING Local musician Donald Barra has found a way to let people see music happen. His latest electronic book, “Bending Music,” employs the use of spectrograms to help the reader/listener visualize what’s happening in music with a colorful reproduction of soundwaves in the air. “Bending Music” is Barra’s first in a series of books and he believes it is a new way of teaching and understanding all kinds of music. “I’ve always been interested in how music works, what makes it appealing and how to create great performances,” Barra said. “[The book] tries to get to the inner workings of music, not just from a technical point of view but from a listener’s point of view — how and why music turns us on and how can we exploit those things to create exciting music.” Barra said music is “in his blood” and he hails from a family of musicians. He became involved in music right away, conducting the junior varsity band for the

last two years of high school and he was part of the church chorus. “I’ve Donald Barra just been doing it all my life it seems,” Barra said. He attended the Eastman School of Music for his undergraduate degree, the Julliard School of Music for his master’s degree and Columbia University for his doctorate. He has conducted orchestras throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, and spent 21 years as the professor of music and director of orchestras at San Diego State University, and was the artistic director if the San Diego Chamber Orchestra. During those 21 years he also juggled serving as the choir director at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Now semi-retired, he still works as a guest conductor but has turned his attention toward writing “Bending Music.” Barra’s interest in spectrograms began 40 years

ago. As a music teacher in New York City, he was looking for a way to reach his students in his music appreciation class. “Surprisingly, music appreciation is the hardest course to teach,” Barra said. “A lot of kids don’t read music and it’s difficult to focus their attention on what’s actually happening in the music.” When Barra first started out creating spectrograms, he employed an airbrush artist to make them. As technology has advanced, now Barra creates his spectrograms at Stanford University’s Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). “To me they’re incredible because it shows exactly what music is as it happens,” Barra said. Barra’s graphs match the color spectrum to the sound spectrum—flutes are represented by blues; trumpets and bass are very brilliant, bright colors. A fully graphed piece can look like a work of art with all of the different colors to corresponding sounds.

“Bending Music” features 60 pages of graphs, several dozen pieces from all different kinds of music. The e-book allows the reader/listener to follow the soundwaves as the music plays. (Above courtesy “Bending Music” features 60 pages of graphs, several dozen pieces from all different kinds of music. The e-book allows the reader/listener to follow the soundwaves as the music plays. “It allows you to see how music is, in fact, a universal language, you can see the similarities between a Japanese chant and

a Louis Armstrong jazz piece, or between an Egyptian sitar and a violinist in concert.” Barra said. “There’s just not anything like this out there, it’s a totally new way of seeing music happening and it’s not just for musicians.” To purchase the book or for more information, visit

Summer Theater Camp to be held at Village Church On Aug. 6-10, the Village Church Community Players will host a Summer Theater Camp for students in grades 7 through 2012 high school graduates at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. This week-long intensive camp will include workshops conducted by local professionals in acting, music, movement and technical theater. The camp will culminate with a performance, Old Testament: Fast Forward!, on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact, Erica Peterson at 858-395-4981.

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Bdrms Baths Est. SF Orig List Price Sold Price Price/SF 3 2 1,683 $714,000 $652,500 $388 2 2 1,925 $839,000 $765,000 $397 3 4 3,030 $1,098,000 $1,059,000 $350 3 4 3,064 $1,298,600 $1,230,000 $401 3 3 4,681 $1,400,000 $885,000 $189 4 5 4,682 $1,454,900 $1,425,000 $304 4 4 3,303 $1,499,000 $1,370,000 $415 3 4 3,191 $1,575,000 $975,000 $306 6 7 6,406 $1,895,000 $1,875,000 $293 5 6 5,700 $1,985,000 $1,835,000 $322 6 7 4,457 $1,995,000 $1,733,000 $389 5 5 3,754 $1,995,000 $1,475,000 $393 4 4 2,906 $2,195,000 $2,068,000 $712 3 3 3,204 $2,195,000 $1,800,000 $562 4 4 4,280 $2,295,000 $2,250,000 $526 4 5 5,054 $2,450,000 $2,350,000 $465 5 5 4,906 $2,495,000 $2,035,000 $415 3 4 3,650 $2,585,000 $2,190,000 $600 6 8 8,603 $2,750,000 $2,680,000 $312 5 8 6,900 $2,795,000 $2,400,000 $348 4 7 6,270 $2,825,000 $2,162,500 $345 2 3 3,069 $2,850,000 $2,550,000 $831 5 6 6,092 $2,995,000 $2,995,000 $492 5 6 8,577 $3,475,000 $3,337,000 $389 5 6 9,042 $3,600,000 $3,902,000 $432 5 7 8,205 $3,750,000 $3,350,000 $408 4 5 6,423 $3,950,000 $3,750,000 $584 6 8 8,929 $3,995,000 $3,550,000 $398 4 5 5,200 $3,995,000 $3,100,000 $596 5 6 6,309 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $634 4 5 7,206 $4,298,000 $3,400,000 $472 7 9 10,841 $4,989,500 $4,650,000 $429 5 6 8,986 $5,595,000 $3,500,000 $389 6 8 12,000 $8,750,000 $6,700,000 $558 6 10 11,686 $9,950,000 $7,225,000 $618 Original Listing Price $3M - $5M Original Listing Price > $5M

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Spring concert at RSF School


ancho Santa Fe School held a spring music concert June 5. Rowe music students in advanced strings, choir and band recently went to the Music in the Parks festival at Disneyland and were awarded Superior Rating for Strings, Superior Rating for Band and Excellent Rating for Choir. They also received the prestigious Esprit de Corps for best performance on and off stage for the entire festival. Trophies earned at the festival were presented at the June 5 concert. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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The Music Education team — Karina Bezkrovnia, David Hayes, RC Haus and Roger Wright — with trophies earned at the Music in the Parks festival at Disneyland.

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Open House Event on June 22nd from 5pm to 7pm.

RSF Community Center 2012 Jr Dunker Rookie Champions - GojiGirls Front, L-R: Brynne Faltinsky, Kaiya DeHaan, Kate Rothman, Lauren Gash, Peyton Davis, Emory Spector; Back, L-R: Coach Ray and Tricia Faltinsky.

RSF Community Center 2012 Jr Dunker Star Champions - GojiGirls Front, L-R: Emma Ritto, Eve Maldonado, Hunter Csathy, Alyssa Helfand, Layne Faltinsky, Brynne Faltinsky; Back, L-R: Coaches Tricia and Ray Faltinsky.

RSF Community Center’s Girls Junior Dunkers season a success More than 100 1st-6th grade girls participated in Girls Junior Dunkers this spring at the RSF Community Center. The girls were separated into 15 teams and placed in Instructional, Rookie, or Star divisions based on their ages. It was a great season thanks to the efforts of Coach Mike Rausa and his One on One Sports staff. Coach Mike and his staff will run two Basketball Skills Camps at the RSFCC this summer the weeks of July 23-27 and Aug. 20-24. Coach Mike’s Multi-Sport Camp will feature basketball, flag football, soccer, ultimate roundball, fitness and coordination and will run July 9-13. Don’t miss out on these fun camps that will improve your child’s skills. For more information, please call the RSF Community Center at 858-756-2461 or visit

Re-Gallery offers ‘Red, White and Recycled’ flag mosaic class Re-Gallerywill hold “Red, White and Recycled” on Saturday, June 23, its latest recycled art class with a patriotic twist. Just in time for Independence Day, students will create American flag mosaics from discarded fabric and scrap wood. This is a great summer art activity for families, and a chance to learn about recycling and the green art movement. Gallery founder and instructor Les Corral will provide hands-on instruction, creative ideas, and examples to help students create beautiful July 4 flags, which will be treasured for years to come. “Red, White and Recycled” will be held at Re-Gallery on Saturday, June 23, from 2-3:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $35 per student, or $60 for one adult plus one child (plus tax). To register or for more information, call 858-259-2001 or write to


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Kelsey Charlotte Peterson and Michael Mark Searles Kelsey Charlotte Peterson and Michael Mark Searles were married May 26 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The couple met at the University of Southern California, from which they graduated with degrees in business administration, she specializing in entrepreneurship, he in finance. The bride, 27, runs the Southern California offices of computer consulting firm, MACRO.CCS. She is the daughter of Eric and Marjie Peterson of Bellevue, Wash. The groom, 28, heads sourcing and pricing strategy for Pacific Palisades-based global manufacturing firm The City Inc. He is the son of Michael and Roxanne Searles, former Rancho Santa Fe residents, currently residing in Wake Forest, NC. Michael and Kelsey live in West Hollywood, Calif.

eral manager at Estancia La Jolla. He’s worked other places locally, including the Hotel Del Coronado and L’Auberge, as well as in Hawaii and Washington state, with a lot of time spent troubleshooting at various properties, he said. He and his wife, a teacher, live in south Carlsbad. They have two grown children, 26 and 29. MacMitchell is also an accomplished runner, who last competed in 2005 when he was working in Hawaii. While in high school and college at Chico State he ran 20 miles a day; today he still runs five miles a day. “I’ve been doing at least that religiously for the last 20 years,” he said. Acknowledging he’s still in a bit of a learning curve, he said one of the goals of the new owners is “to embrace the community.” They’ve already started

working with the RSF Education Foundation and are looking for a strong connection to the RSF Community Center and RSF Garden Club, among other local organizations. He says he’s excited to be working at The Inn, which is similar to Estancia in that both have similar architecture and a lot of indoor-outdoor space. As the renovation moves forward, he said, that space will be even more of an asset. The work will start in “earnest” in October and should be completed by May 2013, MacMitchell said. All of the suites will have a “starlit nostalgia” theme and the other guestroom-cottages will show off “country elegance.” In addition, the pool and meeting areas, including the Azalea Lawn, will be enhanced and opened up and the bar will be connected to the lobby so they have a lobby bar, he added. Plans also call for putting in a fullservice spa, something MacMitchell says is needed with

a destination hotel like The Inn. The restaurant will be “reconcepted” with more focus on the terrace area. That’s where Allison comes in. Having just cooked his last meals only a few days before at Anthology, he was busy attending meetings this week with JMI’s team and MacMitchell to start working on menus and the new direction. A native of Coronado who attended culinary school in Scottsdale, Allison trained under James Boyce at the Phoenician and Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort. He was executive chef at Hilton Checker’s in Los Angeles until moving to Anthology. He also spent time working with Michael Mina as sous chef at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point and as chef de cuisine at Bollinger’s in Laguna Beach. “He’s a very accomplished chef,” MacMitchell said. For more information, visit

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Solana Santa Fe holds Jubilee


olana Santa Fe Elementary School sixth-graders put on their year-end Jubilee performance, “Youth Can Move The World,” on June 8 and 9 at the campus. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Horizon Prep 8th Grade Graduation A graduation ceremony was recently held for Horizon Prep 8th grade students. Horizon Prep is a Christ-centered, classically based school and serves 497 students Preschool - 8th grade. Visit www.horizonprep. org

Horizon Prep 8th Grade Graduation is doubly special for the Bothe Family: Son, John, graduates and his Dad, Dan, was the featured speaker. Mom, Michelle, and Sister, Lauren, are all smiles with support!

(L-R) Janice, Kylie and Mark Lugo celebrate Horizon Prep’s 8th Grade Graduation.

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Horizon Prep Head of Schools Dr. (L-R) Stephen, Kimberly, and Horizon Ken Kush congratulates 8th Grade Prep 8th Grade Graduate Reed Schuette. Graduate Michael Hendrick.

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RSF firefighters host dinner and demonstration


he Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters Association Local 4349, in conjunction with the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, hosted a Spaghetti Dinner and Live Rescue Demonstration on June 9 at Station 2 in 4S Ranch. In addition to providing dinner, firefighters offered informative displays and demonstrated rescue techniques, including a simulated vehicle fire, removal of a trapped victim from a vehicle, and rescue from the window of a four-story building. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Firefighter Fritchle rapelled from the top of a building into a second story window to rescue a baby.


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Teen Volunteers In Action members Billy Tifft and Stephen Tifft display the 31 personalized duffle bags that are filled with many wonderful items and were created by TVIA volunteers for the 31 foster teens who are graduating from San Pasqual Academy.

Teen Volunteers In Action support graduating foster teens of San Pasqual Academy Imagine graduating from high school and leaving, not only your school, but also your home, which has been for many teens the first place they have felt safe and have been able to attend school for a continuous length of time. For many foster students, they have attended numerous schools and their education has been interrupted or terminated. For over 10 years, San Pasqual Academy has changed this cycle and approximately 140 foster teens live and attend school at San Pasqual Academy, which has 31 students graduating in the Class of 2012. The graduating foster teens of San Pasqual Academy have been supported by a very unique, caring group, which is made up of teenage boys and their families. This group is called Teen Volunteers In Action and they have been supporting these graduates for the last eight years with a special collection, started by Kathy Lathrum and her son, Mark Lathrum. TVIA is an organization of young men, who together with their families, are committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism and philanthropy. They are dedicated supporters of the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy and support them throughout the year through various activities. Many members of Teen Volunteers In Action collected items for the graduating foster students of San Pasqual Academy. Chairing this project were Linda Carter and Julie Tifft. Items were collected at the annual TVIA Senior Presents last month and Grad bags were filled to the brim for all 31 San Pasqual Academy graduates. Items in each personalized Grad bag include a twin sheet set, blanket, pillow, towel set, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and other useful items. Each Grad bag has each student’s name embroidered on it. The foster teens greatly appreciate this wonderful support and treasure these useful items. The Grad bags will be presented at a Graduation Lunch, put on by Friends of San Pasqual Academy, and will be given out by TVIA board members and parents. The San Pasqual Academy 2012 graduates greatly appreciate the efforts of these TVIA volunteers and they have made this graduation very special. For more information on San Pasqual Academy, please visit the website at or call 858-759-3298 for more information.

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OSUNA continued from page 1 tion manager. Along with the adobe, which was once occupied by Juan Maria Osuna, the first “alcalde” or mayor of what is today San Diego County, the property includes several working horse barns, a 5,700-square-foot house built in 1982, and other buildings. Since the Association bought the property, it has spent about $200,000 so far on various improvements, reports and plans, McMahon told the board Thursday. Much of the money has been spent on work related to a lot split on the property, which will allow the Association to sell the 1982 house. That work has included electrical and water service upgrades, as well as construction of a driveway. On May 24, the Association put the house on the market with an asking price of $2 million, and as of Thursday, 12 prospective buyers had viewed it, Smith said. The Association board has not yet decided what to do with the money from the sale, but McMahon said the Osuna Committee is hoping at least some of it can be al-

located to improvements at the Osuna Ranch, including planned renovations to the adobe itself. In response to questions by the board, McMahon said the next phase of planned work would involve renovations to the adobe, to restore it to its condition during the Rancho days of the 1800s. That work is estimated to cost $300,000 to $350,000, including the work approved by the board Thursday. A final phase would be moving some of the horse barns, renovating the landscaping and constructing new caretaker quarters, and is estimated to cost $500,000, McMahon said. The committee has raised about $50,000 in donations so far and anticipates further fundraising efforts to help defray costs of the renovation work. The abode was renovated in the 1920s by famed architect Lilian Rice, who is known for designing many buildings in Rancho Santa Fe. Some of the elements added by Rice, such as a low wall outside the building, would be removed during the renovation, along with a kitchen built in the 1960s that has no historical significance, said Association officials.

“The best thing [Lilian Rice] did for us is really stabilizing the structure,” Ron McMahon said. “The adobe is in good shape from a structural standpoint.” Among the improvements made by Rice, McMahon said, was rebuilding the roof, adding a large fireplace, and installing a concrete beam around the base of the foundation to reinforce the adobe structure. “The best thing she did for us is really stabilizing the structure,” he said. “The adobe is in good shape from a structural standpoint.” Future plans include moving the barns to open up views of nearby rolling hills from the adobe, making the landscaping more representative of the 1800s, and adding “interpretive” features such as an outdoor cooking area, to demonstrate how the Rancho families lived, McMahon said. In the future, the Osuna rancho could host arts and crafts shows, or occasional musical concerts, he said. While the full board supported the plaster work needed to preserve the adobe, some members questioned whether the con-

struction documents should be prepared now. They also questioned whether enough community input had been received, regarding renovation plans. “I’m all about the historic preservation of this building. It’s wonderful,” said director Anne Feighner. But she added, “We need to do it with maximum community support and input.” She and other board members also questioned whether money should be spent on construction documents before money has been set aside to do the work. Those who supported moving forward with the construction documents, however, said that process will help specify just how much money is needed for the renovation work, information that is needed to move forward. Board members also pointed out that extensive community discussions were held both at the time of the Osuna Ranch purchase, and subsequently on related issues. “To say that the community was not involved with this is not true,” said board president Jack Queen.



SCHOOL continued from page 1 engagement and achievement, provide new opportunities for inquiry and collaboration along with immediate learning and access to content. Other outcomes she said they hope to achieve include new ways to demonstrate knowledge, provide differentiated learning experiences, reduce paper and pencil tasks, automate “skillbased learning” and prepare students for high school and beyond. Teachers will each get their own iPad and all of the tablets will come with a learning management system that can be used for lessons, tracking progress and keeping parents and students apprised of information they need to know via e-mail, text or even Facebook or Twitter. How and which “apps” to be purchased will be discussed in the coming months, Schaub said. And there will be extensive staff training as well as informational sessions for parents on how to use the new devices. In addition, the district will add a tab on the website with additional information, including the presentation Schaub gave last week.

“Our teachers are getting excited,” Schaub said, noting they are overcoming initial “hesitations. It comes out of wanting to be the best.” Before final approval of the expenditure, board trustee Tyler Seltzer, whose wife is a teacher, said, “I’m confident for the good teachers, it will just make them better. As an enhancement to what they are doing, it’s great.” He added that with a better financial picture than a year ago, “it seems like the logical time to do it.” Heather Slosar, mother of three students currently enrolled and two younger children, speaking during the public comment period raised the issue of the elementary school’s rankings, which she said have dropped somewhat from 2006-2011. She asked trustees, “Are we spending wisely and with a plan to improve test scores.” Following the meeting, she said her concerns extended to the money being spent on the new technology. “There is no data to support technology increases test scores,” she said. “It’s important (to have technology) but it’s also important to look at what the top 10 schools are doing.”

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RSF Review #lient Appreciation Party The RSF Review, Del Mar Times, Solana Beach Sun and Carmel Valley News held a festive reception June 7 at Mille Fleurs to thank the newspaper group’s clients for their support. The event was hosted by publisher Phyllis Pfeiffer. Photos/Rob McKenzie Lauren Bickford and Reggie Bickford representing the Law Offices of Nancy Bickford, Stephen Pfeiffer and Phyllis Pfeiffer, publisher of the RSF Review, La Jolla Light, Carmel Valley News, Del Mar Times and Solana Beach Sun

Bob and Linda Rauch of Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar

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As a Rancho Santa Fe Covenant resident, Janet promotes genuine relationships, top-class client service, and enthusiastic involvement in the community, its philanthropic causes and culture. She and her team implement innovative, effective, and customized marketing emphasis in all endeavors. Janet lives every day by the philosophy that “A person’s work is a portrait of themselves.”

Encinitas | $2,850,000 Oceanfront, three single-level units. Property has 3,800+ appx sf. Two oceanfront units are 1,600 appx sf each with 3 br layouts & broad view decks. 120021412 858.756.6900

Pauma Valley | $1,650,000

Rancho Santa Fe | $2,445,000-2,545,000

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Dramatic Hilltop Estate in Pauma Valley Country Club. Secluded retreat with breathtaking 320 degree views. Spacious guest house with garage. 110029701 858.756.4481

Light & inviting in a lush private setting, this 5 br, 4+ ba estate radiates with grace, comfort and style. High ceilings, gourmet kitchen, pool/spa. 110053262 858.756.4481

Fully remodeled in 2011, 6 br, 6 ba on 1.89 appx. Covenant acres. Exotic woods, precious stones, custom finishes & uncanny details. Pool, spa, patio. 120019858 858.756.6900

Rancho Santa Fe | $7,000,000-7,500,000

Rancho Santa Fe | $8,395,000

Solana Beach | $2,695,000

Spectacular 4+ acre Covenant estate w/ views to Reservoir, mountains & sunset. 1927 Lilian Rice 3 br guest house. Two pools, lavish lawns, pond. 080050567 858.756.4481

Prepare to be amazed! Behind bold striking gates, a rare and entrancing contemporary masterpiece designed by renowned architect Wallace Cunningham. 110046874 858.756.4481

4 br, 4.5 ba with upgraded walnut floors, kitchen with granite counters & top of the line appliances. Large family room with soaring ceilings. Views! 110063124 858.756.6900

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Covenant Carefree Living

Spanish Style Treasure A Spanish style 2 story home with classic character and gracious charm. Situated on 2 picturesque acres, courtyard entry with pond, 3+2BD/3BA, 3,750 sq.ft. Library, Office, tile and hardwood floors, romantic balconies, arched doorway, views from every room. This home is ideal for entertaining a crowd or pure family enjoyment with sparkling Pool/Spa, Barbecue, mature landscaping and Olive orchard. In the treasured neighborhood of Rancho Del Rio reminiscent of old Rancho Santa Fe. Easy access to the San Dieguito River Trail System which leads to miles of riding, hiking, biking and exploring....just 2 miles from the Village.

Extraordinary offering in the Covenant, first time ever available for purchase! Built in 2006 by a renowned builder for himself, you will be blown away by the detail and craftsmanship in this spectacular Spanish Colonial home. Situated on a manageable lot size of just one acre, within walking distance to the Golfcourse and Village, this 5813 sq. ft. home offers a carefree, low maintenance lifestyle with all the amenities! Must see to fully appreciate this amazing opportunity!

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Offered at $1,350,000


Offered at $4,295,000

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Where are you hanging out this Summer? The Trophy Of The Triple Crown ~ “The Kentucky” Once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Southern California’s most prestigious estate lots, in Rancho Santa Fe. Plans for “The Kentucky”, designed and spearheaded by the internationally acclaimed architectural firm, Fleetwood Joiner, evoke a majestic motif; with a truly elegant yet decidedly relaxed ambiance inspired by the pioneering architecture of the 1920’s visionary, Addison Mizner. 12.49 panoramic view acres.

Offered at $12,500,000

Monica Sylvester 858-449-1812

Treat your family to the ultimate in California indoor/outdoor living with this elegant and completely private family compound with elevated views over the San Elijo Lagoon watershed. Timeless architecture, very high quality construction and views from almost every single room. 4 gorgeous flat and usable acres will ensure that your kids are never without an adventure or project underway. Meticulously maintained orchards, embarrassingly low water bills, walking distance to school, on the horse trails, and comes with a care-taker if wanted. What are you waiting election?! 6 beds 8 baths. 6,432sf.

Offered at $2,995,000

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Clotfelter 858-342-3050

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Torrey Pines High Expression Session


xpression Session 2012 (directed by Sarah Kaye), the year-end performance of the award-winning Torrey Pines High School dance department, was held June 9 in the school gym. Dancers presented pieces from an array of styles, including hip hop, lyrical, jazz and modern. The program included choreography from students and professionals, and performances by the school orchestra and drum line. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!! Visit us soon @ 16236 San Dieguito Rd. #1-08, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 | Main Office: 858-914-5349 | CA DRE 1913362


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International Bipolar Foundation announces high school essay winners Each May, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the International Bipolar Foundation hosts a high school essay contest. The topic: Bipolar Disorder: Stigma in 2020. This year submissions were received from around the world, including India, Nigeria, Ghana, and Canada, as well as those locally from The Preuss School UCSD, San Dieguito Academy, and others. The team of judges scored the essays based on content, writing style, and organizaKristen Shim, Patrick Kennedy, Genevieve Green. tion. The essays ranged from Theresia read hers to the crowd of over 300 personal accounts of having bipolar disorder to well-researched papers on via Skype. This year’s winners include: mental illness and stigma. FIRST PLACE: The essays were so well written and imGenevieve Green– Carlsbad High pactful that the judges chose two first and School, Calif. second place winners, each of whom reElga Theresia - West Java, Indonesia ceived cash prizes. One of the judges was so SECOND PLACE: moved that he independently sent every Muslim Hasan – St. Mary’s Academy, contestant a $50 check along with an HonRawalpindi, Pakistan orable Mention. Kristen Shim – Canyon Crest Academy The essay winners were announced durYou can read all the essays at www.Ining a special Public Forum with The able Patrick Kennedy. Genevieve Green read

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Mother cat takes a bullet for her kittens It has been said that a woman will take a bullet when it comes to her babies. At Helen Woodward Animal Center, veterinarian Dr. Oba discovered that this extends to animals and people alike when she removed a BB bullet from the head of new mommy feline, Cindy. The cat, found hovering over her new born babies, had been exposed to more than just nature’s elements in her quest to protect them. She had taken a literal bullet and refused to leave their sides. “Mommy and baby kitties are all doing fine, but it was touch and go when they first arrived,” explained Oba. “They were all very Cindy and her kittens. tiny, malnourished, unvaccinated and very scared. It took a gentle hand to pull that Momma away from her babies.” Once in surgery, Dr. Oba discovered the reason why. The cat and kittens had been shot at by someone and Cindy had taken a blow to the head. Her determined effort to remain steadfastly with her litter is proof that the bond of motherhood knows no limits. “I like to think every mother would do the same,” said Customer Service Lead Shannon Bush. “She certainly is a role model to mothers everywhere.” Cindy and her babies are on the road to recovery and are available for adoption at Helen Woodward Animal Center. If you would like to adopt one of these rescues, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 313, visit or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

‘Concert at the Cove’ to be held in SB June 21 The City of Solana Beach and the Belly Up Tavern recently announced the return of summer “Concerts at the Cove” series, which will run June 21-Aug. 30, from 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Concerts at the Cove will bring musicians to the Fletcher Cove Park stage in performances designed for audiences of all ages. Concerts will be held every Thursday night throughout the summer. The public is encouraged to bring low-

back beach chairs, ground cover and picnics. No alcohol; tobacco; pets during concerts; or personal BBQ’s are allowed. This event is free and open to the public. Fletcher Cove Park is located at 140 So. Sierra Ave, Solana Beach. The next concert is June 21 - Michael Tiernan. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 858-720-2453.


SUMMER SOLSTICE SOIREE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 > 7 PM Embrace the summer while supporting the arts at this deconstructed dinner party on the oceanfront terrace at MCASD La Jolla. The evening will feature mouthwatering dishes from local restaurants, specialty cocktails, and an art installation by Brian Dick and Wendell Kling. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on contemporary design goods in the silent auction. All proceeds from the Summer Solstice Soiree benefit MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs. Get your tickets today at

LA JOLLA 700 Prospect Street 858 454 3541 Members enjoy a celebration on the terrace at MCASD La Jolla. Photo by Greg Lambert.

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING 6th Annual soundON Festival of Modern Music Thurs.-Sat., June 14-16, 7:30 p.m. This year we feature the extremes of ethereal soundscapes and danceable grooves. Featured international composers craft delicate webs of sounds from deeply personal explorations of music’s earliest incarnations. 3-Day Passes are $40 for members and students, and $50 for nonmembers. 1-Day Pass is $15 for members and students, and $20 for nonmembers. For tickets, call (858) 454-5872 or visit

New American Musical

HANDS ON A HARDBODY heads to Broadway SEE IT HERE FIRST! Closes this Sunday Ten strangers compete for a new hardbody truck. The contestant with the most nerve – and tenacity – will drive away with the American Dream.

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest July 31 to August 24, 2012 Tuesday nights of the Festival explore the music of influential Romantic composer Franz Schubert. Three concerts highlighting the breadth of his artistic genius featuring works for solo piano, chamber music and his celebrated lieder.

Green Flash Concert Series Needtobreathe with Damon Castillo Band June 20: 5:30-9 p.m., Ages 21+ only Enjoy live music, great food and drinks for purchase, and amazing sunset views from the aquarium Tide-Pool Plaza. We welcome lead performer Needtobreathe, a rock quintet from South Carolina.

Tickets: $65, $45 RSVP: 858-534-4109 or online at

For Tickets: (858) 550-1010

(858) 459-3728

Pre-sale: $27 per person Walk-up: $32 per person


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Baked ‘California,’ consisting of lemon verbena frozen yogurt and blueberry sorbet.

Herringbone ■ 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla ■ (858) 459-0221 ■ ■ The Vibe: Casual, relaxed

■ Happy Hour (aka Oyster Hour): 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday ■ Signature Dishes: Whole Fish Ceviche, Day Boat Alaskan Halibut ■ Brunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday ■ Open Since: May 2012 ■ Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. ■ Reservations: Yes ■ Patio Seating: No

■ Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

■ Take Out: No

■ Late Night: 11 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday

Tuna & Beef Carpaccio, with olives and almonds.

The Hamachi and Lard Crudo.

TV’s ‘Top Chef’ alumni create ‘ocean bazaar’ cuisine at Herringbone BY KELLEY CARLSON ike celebrity chef/ owner Brian Malarkey’s four other San Diego-area restaurants, the new Herringbone follows the pattern of fabricthemed names. Yet its atmosphere and culinary specialties are unique — “ocean bazaar” seafood plates and other surf-andturf combinations served in a Mediterranean-style setting designed by the renowned Thomas Schoos. Spotting Herringbone from the street can be a bit tricky for those who don’t know what to look for. At the time this story was written, there was no sign in the front advertising the establishment’s name. Keep an eye out for a faux fish dangling from a hook above large wooden doors of a free-standing, red-tileroofed building on Herschel Avenue, between Silverado and Wall streets. Guests enter into a lounge where they can relax on couches with pillows in hues of the sea, socialize at the colorfully tiled bar, or gather around small tables. Fireplaces framed by coral crackle at either end of the room, and the retractable roof is open during pleasant weather. Several century-old


Guests can curl up on a couch near a fireplace in the lounge, which has a retractable roof.

The dining room’s unique features include century-old olive trees and a wall of glass that allows guests a view of behind-the-scenes action.

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Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week: Herringbone’s Smoked Trout Dip olive trees add to Herringbone’s ambience. The ocean-meets-forest theme continues in the main dining room, which features more of the robust trees and a whale skeleton suspended above a bar. Neutral-toned artwork of marine subjects decorate the brick walls, while pufferfish lamps hang overhead. Patrons can observe chefs and servers in action behind a wall of glass, at the back of the restaurant.

The menu specializes in catches from the sea, although some items are of land-based origins. Executive Chef Amanda Baumgarten (who, like Malarkey, is a “Top Chef” alumnus) keeps the fare simple, with some unusual combinations. Among her creations is the Whole Fish Ceviche, in which seasoned slices of fish are bookended by a head and tail. There is also the Day Boat Alaskan Halibut,

The Trifecta is Herringbone’s version of a candy bar, with a shortbread crust, caramel, pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts and chocolate ganache. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

which is obtained within 36 hours out of the water, according to Baumgarten. Its ingredients include beef shin, farro, chanterelle, Meyer lemon and hazelnut. Herringbone’s pizzas are “awesome,” Baumgarten said. Combinations range from Pancetta, Egg, Stinging Nettle and Fontina, to Little Neck Clam, Bone Marrow, Garlic and Rosemary. And Baumgarten also touts the salads. “I love lettuce more than any other chef you’ll meet,” she said. The salads range from Mixed Green with Buttermilk Dressing to the Hamachi Frise & Lardon. There are some kid-friendly menu items, including the pizzas, fish and pastas. “We are a neighborhood restaurant,” Baumgarten said. “Being accessible to (families with) children is definitely important.” As for beverages, there are brews, wines and libations from the Snake Oil Cocktail Co. that incorporate local and seasonal ingredients. Oyster Hour (Herringbone’s version of happy hour) offers $1 oyster and drink specials. DJs play mellow, electronica-type music starting around 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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Life is sweet treat for dessert maven Michele Coulon Michele Coulon is a self-taught pastry chef and owner of Michele Coulon Dessertier at 7556 Fay Ave. in La Jolla. She is the daughter of Don and Arlene Coulon, retired owners and chefs of the Michele Coulon Belgian Lion Restaurant. The Coulon family lived in Paris, France, during Michele’s high school years. Many trips were made to her father’s native Liege, Belgium, where she said she was greatly influenced by the cooking (and especially baking) of his family. She started making desserts for the Belgian Lion Restaurant when it opened in 1977, while she attended San Diego State University for computer sciences. She worked both as a computer programmer

and pastry chef until she decided to follow her true love of baking full time. Michele Coulon Dessertier is going on its 11th year in La Jolla. Many of her cakes have been photographed for magazines such as Ceremony, Inside Weddings, Cooking Light, Riviera, and People. She works with local organic farms to obtain only the best quality ingredients, including Griffin Farms in Campo run by Matt Furgeson. Who or what inspires you? My parents and people like them: Alice Waters, Michelle Obama, Alice Medrich … people who believe in slow food and who are trying to change the way we eat … teaching that good food for everyone is a must. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

Definitely my family because they provide the best entertainment, are the most appreciative, make sure there’s never a dull moment, and are full of love for each other and life. And I would have help with the dishes! What is your mostprized possession? My cat! I couldn’t live without that purr! What do you do for fun? Ballet, yoga, leaving the shop for an hour and running down to check on what the seals are up to, gardening, cooking and hang-

ing out with my family. What is your most marked characteristic? I am very energetic. What is your motto or philosophy of life? Since desserts are my life, I preach that dessert is not something you eat every day, so make it worth your while. I would rather eat a small piece of something incredible than a lot of something not so great! Use the best possible ingredients, and the best method in making a dessert. The time it takes cannot be a factor. The final outcome is what counts.

Great news Richard Faust has joined the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage team I am pleased to announce that I have joined the topnotch team of local Wells Fargo Home Mortgage professionals. With a local market perspective, I will deliver home financing strategies that can leverage your currently held assets and complement your wealth management goals. I provide a full-service approach to your transactions, and will help simplify complex financial arrangements. You’ll also enjoy convenient access to Wells Fargo’s wide range of financial services and the peace of mind that comes from working with a longstanding and respected bank.

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I want guests at a wedding to look at the cake as a beautiful piece of art, but also an edible piece of art, and something they can’t wait to eat! What would be your dream vacation? My whole family going anywhere together. What historical figure do you identify with? Alice Waters! (Waters is a U.S. chef, restaurateur, activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, Calif. restaurant famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine. —Wikipedia)


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Local residents truck unwanted treasures, build homes in Mexico BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Mary Faller and Michael Clayton are like the Salvation Army of Solana Beach. Or at least that’s what they’ve been called. The two local residents drive around to construction sites, garages sales and the like picking up unwanted items — some hidden gems — and they each take an entire truckload down to Mexico to donate to those in less fortunate communities. Clayton goes on Tuesdays and Faller goes on Thursdays. And they do this once a week. “It’s a joy for me. It has so many dimensions because we are helping people and the environment. We are taking down truckloads of things that would have ended up in the landfill,” said Faller, who pays import fees of up to $100 each week out-of-pocket. Clayton recently was awarded a grant through The Wheel Foundation to help with the fees. Much of the items delivered contribute to home builds, which Faller also helps facilitate. Under the Unitarian Fellowship in Solana Beach, she connects people interested in volunteering and helps them raise the money for homes,

Mary Faller, center, has orchestrated more than 16 home builds in Mexico. COURTESY which cost about $4,000 each to build. In April, for example, three sixth-grade classes from Skyline Elementary School raised money to build two homes through bake sales, a parents’ night out event and charity “fun run.” Although the project wasn’t schoolsanctioned, about 65 kids and parents went with Faller to build the homes. Faller got behind home build projects for the first time about 15 years ago when she participated in a home build as part of a yearly service project of her husband’s employer, Flextronics. She loved the project, but she thought there should be some kind of follow-up with the families in need

that move into the homes. “I felt there was such a greater need and I see all the resources here in Solana Beach and the desire to give, but people aren’t really sure who to give to,” she said. In 2006, Faller embarked on her first independent home build project, and she has since spearheaded about 16 homes and one community center, all in the same community nestled in the countryside 30 minutes from Tijuana. Faller has developed a close, trusting relationship with the Mexican community there, and the community members help her pick out which families are next in line to get a home. The requirements are that the family is in need, has chil-

dren and owns land. “We don’t want to build on someone else’s land and [then have the family lose the home],” she said, adding that much of the land there is developed by the Mexican government and sold as low-income land. There is usually no water or sewage on these parcels. One home built recently was for a family of six that was living in a minivan, Faller said. Faller is well-received in the Baja community and has not experienced the dangers of Tijuana that are often reported in the news, she said. “Where we go, it’s a neighborhood just like Solana Beach,” she said. “They all know my truck and I’m really well-protected … I had a flat tire once there and within minutes there were people there to help me. It’s one of the most loving environments you can imagine.” Clayton became involved with transporting materials to Mexico after meeting Faller and becoming attached to her cause. Clayton had a stroke three years ago at the age of 37, and becoming involved in the efforts has been helpful in his recovery. The weekly

is Faller has spearheaded about 16 homes and one community center, all in the same community nestled in the countryside. trips have not only helped that we have safety nets. We him recover his driving abildon’t have kids that are starvity, but he has regained his ing; we have kids that aren’t fluency in Spanish. eating like they should. But “He came with me once there, I see kids go who go and really wanted to contindays without food. ue helping,” said Faller. “The “We’ve created this artifirst year, he and I came toficial barrier and because of gether every week.” it there’s a whole population Faller, who works fullof people with huge needs,” time as a business coach in Faller continued. “[In Mexiaddition to her volunteer efco], there is more of a need, forts, said people often ask more of an impact and plus, her why she is so dedicated I’m an adventurer.” to Mexico, when there are To contact Faller or inpeople in need in the Unitquire about material pick-up ed States. or arranging a home build, “My answer is that I can call (858) 755-3799. have a much bigger impact there,” she said. “The reality



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A burger eatery that made big waves in Santa Barbara more than 40 years ago is finally hitting San Diego. After success in Carmel Mountain, The Habit has opened in Solana Beach at 909 Lomas Santa Fe Drive and will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The franchise has been open for less than two weeks, and manager Jose Guerrero said it’s already busier than the Carmel Mountain location, which opened last November. The week before the store opened there were three soft opening fundraising events, which raised money for the Solana Beach Boys and Girls Club, Duchenne San Diego and Share our Strength. At the Boys and Girls Club event, Guerrero said there was a line out the door. Guerrero said there are already regulars coming to The Habit up to three times a week. “They like the environment and the way they are being treated here,� he said. “We also had some really great reviews on Yelp.� Reviews point out that even the most expensive burger at The Habit is less than $5, and the reviews also say the quality is comparable, if not better, than competing restaurants. “People compare us to different places, but at the end of the day we’re just different, especially the way we interact with the customer,� said Guerrero. “We don’t try to save a buck over quality. We make sure everyone is well taken care

San Diego’s Finest Entertainment on the Waterfront!

TUX ‘N TENNIES SUMMER BASH: Tribute to The Beatles SAT, JUNE 23, Gala, 6pm; Classical Mystery Tour and San Diego Symphony, 8:30pm Classical Mystery Tour headlines one of the biggest fundraising events of the year featuring a tribute to the one, the only—The Beatles! For details call 619.236.5410. Concert-Only Tickets: $25 & $55

STAR SPANGLED POPS with MARVIN HAMLISCH of and at the end of the day it’s the customers who will make us famous or else nobody will know about us.� What defines The Habit is the charbroil grilling method they employ on their burgers. Their signature items are basic: the char burger and the double char burger. But, in the future, there may be some specials popping up at the shop. For example, in Santa Barbara there is a special burger unique to that area that is popular even though it’s not on the menu. The “Santa Barbara� burger is

The Habit specializes in burgers. Photos/Claire Harlin

two patties on sourdough with avocado. “With the patties cooked on a char broiler, it’s just a different flavor,� said Guerrero. “It’s like doing a charcoal barbecue.� For more information, visit

My Sister’s Closet to host fashion event benefitting Helen Woodward Animal Center My Sister’s Closet, the nation’s largest designer consignment resale store, will host “Giving Back is the New Black,� a charitable afternoon of fun and fashion taking place at My Sister’s Closet’s flagship San Diego location (8610 Genesee Ave) on Saturday, June 23. from 1 to 3 p.m. The highlight of the afternoon will be the live modeling of items from My Sister’s Closet and its men’s counterpart Well Suited, featuring this summer’s hottest looks. In addition, the store will be transformed into an outdoor lounge complete with a DJ and two bars serving up designer cocktails and delectable edibles. Attendees are asked to donate $10,

with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Helen Woodward Animal Center will also be on site with several adoptable dogs for anyone looking for the ultimate summer companion. To RSVP or obtain more information, please call (858) 455-0045. The first 50 guests will receive a custom designed reusable bag filled with goodies from My Sister’s Closet and other sponsors, so there is no such thing as being fashionably late to this event. For more information, please visit

FRI, SAT & SUN, JUNE 29 X, 30 & JULY 1 X, 7:30pm It’ll be a patriotic extravaganza featuring John Philip Sousa marches, a tribute to the military, a special performance by two former American Idols and a spectacular fireworks display!

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Torrey Pines High Math Open House


orrey Pines High School hosted a Math Open House on May 29 in the gym. Guests enjoyed a showcase of advanced math courses such as Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra and Advanced Topics in Mathematics II. Students from Abby Brown’s classes presented projects representing their knowledge in various math topics. The students’ work incorporated extensive use of mathematical programming technology. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Missy Pittard with ‘La Fiesta de Mathematica’

Benji Lu and Brian Tsai with ‘Watermelon Wonders’

Kyle Timm with ‘Cooling the Reactors’; Joanne Li and Mark Liu with “Everything Robots”

Kate MacTheil with ‘Real World Mathematica’

Josh Helali and Robert Stucky with ‘Physics Phrenzy’

Young Kang and Tyler Bauer with ‘Bauer Power’

Lauren Howe and Chloe Liu with ‘College Road Trip’


Join us at Warwick’s on June 27 at 7:30 p.m. for a special book signing and presentation by longtime


Scripps pediatrician and author Dr. Sarita Eastman.

From the opening of the region’s first hospital to saving Mother Teresa’s life, the legacy of Scripps Health is deeply rooted in the history of San Diego and the evolution of health care in our region. Dr. Eastman will bring that history to life through compelling stories from her new book, “Good Company.” She will be available to sign copies of the book and answer questions. SARITA EASTMAN F O R E WO R D B Y C H R I S VA N G O R D E R

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7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 Warwick’s 7812 irardGAvenue La Jolla, CA 92037

Space is limited. Please call 858-454-0347 to reserve a spot.

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“Saphead” band members Joe George, Sam Chisholm, Matt Magnaghi and Mitchell Galton will perform at the San Diego County Fair June 27 at 2 p.m.


Four years ago, the Youth Arts Academy at the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Club helped bring together four musically-talented teens and provided them with the space and equipment to form a solid high school rock band called “Saphead.” Now, after growing up together and developing their own unique sound, the members of Saphead are holding their last practices and playing their last shows before most of the band heads off to college. “We’re kind of trying to finish it out the best we can,” said Matt Magnaghi, who sings and plays bass guitar in the band. Magnaghi just graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School and will be heading to the University of Arizona for college. The band also consists of Sam Chisholm, who plays bass guitar and electric guitar and just graduated from Canyon Crest Academy. Sam will be attending college at UC Riverside. Joe George, the band’s drummer, just graduated from Torrey Pines and will be heading to university in Oregon. Guitarist Mitchell Galton, an honor student, will enter his senior year at Canyon Crest Academy this fall. It has been a busy period for the boys who, in addition to playing in the band and keeping up with their studies, played varsity sports, and worked both for pay and as volunteers. “We’re playing five shows this month and we usually do two or three a year,” said Magnaghi. “It’s summer so we might as well play a lot.” The band members are particularly excited about landing a gig at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar. They will play on June 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Coors Light Rock Stage in the fair “fun zone.” Magnaghi said Saphead’s sounds has


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evolved a lot since their first days together at the Youth Arts Academy, which he said is truly the band’s “foundation.” “When we started we didn’t say we’re going to play a certain kind of music,” he said. “We started playing covers and it formed into our own sound.” Magnaghi said he writes all the lyrics to the songs, but they don’t always end up how he has it on the drawing board. “It’s a team effort really,” Magnaghi said. “Everyone pitches in and that’s what allows all the songs to sound like us.” Magnaghi said he still hopes to keep playing music in college even though he is pursuing a business degree. “Flights are under $100 so I hope I’ll be able to come back here as much as I can,” he said. Galton, the one band mate who will be staying in San Diego, said it’s “a bummer” that the other guy are heading to college. “I’m going to miss them all but I’ll see them probably,” he said. The band’s name — Saphead — has a story behind it that dates back to the boys’ very first practice together in Galton’s backyard. “He had this big, giant pine tree, and some of the sap — actually a lot of sap — had dripped on my head and hardened,” Magnaghi recounted, adding that it was very difficult to get out of his hair. “At our first show we had to think of a name so that was it … To be honest, we knew it was a stupid name, when all the other bands were trying to get these cool sounding, clever names.” Magnaghi added that his nickname used to be “Sappy,” and Chisholm correction him: “He’s still Sappy to us.” For more information on the band, visit

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The three students who ran the greatest number of miles over the school year received a trophy: 1st grader Kian Chakamian ran 44 1/2 miles, 3rd grader William Finlay ran 63 1/4 miles and 6th grader Brett Boren ran 70 miles.

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Annel Ramos, Sienna Jones, Kian Chakamian, Sophie Eggers and Tara Trabucco.

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Tanner Phillips, Flynn Tardif and Nathan Prior

Solana Santa Fe Coyotes on the Move Solana Santa Fe Elementary School held an end-of-year party for the Coyotes on the Move Running Club.

Suzanne Agarwal, the parent volunteer who coordinated the Coyotes on the Move running club, with Brett Boren.

(Left) Some of the parent volunteers who assisted with SSF’s running club — Coyotes on the Move — every Wednesday during lunchtime: Back Row: Summer Carlin, Julie Prior, Suzanne Agarwal, who has coordinated the Coyotes on the Move running club for several years, Michelle Orkish, Dina Chakamian, Tanya Finlay and Leslie Boren; Front Row: Pamela Yates, Tammy Ezzet, Jackie Bolaris and Darci Alvarez. Photos courtesy Stacey Phillips

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Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund grants $20,000 to San Diego Children’s Choir “Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do.” Children will be singing throughout San Diego County with the help of a Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund grant. Singing changed the lives of the Von Trapp family in the Sound of Music; and the San Diego Children’s Choir is changing the lives of children in local communities through choral music. Because of the $20,000 grant from the RSF Women’s Fund, communities in Vista, Escondido and East Oceanside will now be able to share in the joy of choral music. The San Diego Children’s Choir provides music education to students in 1st through 5th grade at no cost. The students learn music theory, sight singing, and proper vocal techniques and enjoy music from around the world. “Choral singing is an accessible entry point for arts exposure, with fewer barriers — economic, cultural, and educational — than posed by other art forms.” (2009 Choral Impact Study) The San Diego Children’s Choir program comes to a crescendo with a performance at the Copley Symphony Hall. In Donna Icenhower, SD the past, many of the children have been unable to attend beChildren’s Choir cause of transportation issues. However, the SDCC has made a commitment that the children will be able to attend performances and provides transportation, when needed. For more information about the San Diego Children’s Choir, please visit

(Right) Franci Free, Candace Humber, Donna Icenhower, executive director of SD Children’s Choir, Betty Edman, Stacy Marshall, development and grants manager.

Girls World Expo Leadership Workshop to be held locally in July A unique leadership workshop for girls 11-13 will debut this summer in Carlsbad. The one-week event (three hours daily) is built around giving young teen girls the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to succeed and create success for others. Attendees will take part in a wide range of workshops and demonstrations. Distinguished women from the local community will speak, answer questions, and serve as role models on how to lead and succeed personally and professionally. The Girls World Expo Leadership Workshop is an outgrowth of the highly successful one-day Girls World Expo events that have been staged nationwide, featuring workshops and seminars on cyber bullying, dating abuse awareness, selfdefense, nutritional and eating disorder issues, self-esteem creation and maintenance, and other issues that are part of the everyday lives of young girls. The event will be held July 9-13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the La Costa Valley Clubhouse on Calle Barcelona in Carlsbad • Love the Skin You’re In Kourtney Klepfer, Healthy Within LICSW, ACSW#21743 Kourtney thrives on empowering girls and their families and has conduct-

ed numerous leadership and wellness programs in the San Diego area. • Nutrition and Healthy Eating Kerry Tepedino, Healthy Kids Are Cool Kerry will be joining us for a fun and informational talk on how to feel empowered and confident about food choices. • Bullies Aren’t Leaders Tami Walsh, President of Teen Wisdom Tami will discuss the hidden ways girls bully each other and create “girl drama” over friendships, boys, and grades. Girls will learn proven techniques to develop their “inner leader” and release their “inner bully.” • Self Defense Interactive Workshop Tracie Arlington, Play it Safe Defense Girls will learn physical and verbal techniques they can use to protect themselves in everyday situations. Students will receive hands-on training while learning prevention, boundary setting and the importance of confidence and awareness. Cost is $250. Maximum capacity is 40 girls, so immediate sign-up is encouraged. For more information, or to sign up, go to

San Diego County Fair runs through July 4 “Out of This World” is the 2012 theme for this year’s San Diego County Fair, which will run from Friday, June 8, to Wednesday, July 4. (Closed Mondays except July 2.) The event features 24 days of music, carnival games and midway rides, arts and crafts, agricultural events and food from more than 100 vendors. For more information, visit

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‘For Art’s Sake’ at Torrey Pines


he Torrey Pines High Visual Arts Department showcased the work of many talented student artists during the annual “For Art’s Sake” event from June 4 through 8. Media included painting, drawing, sculpture and jewelry. An opening reception June 4 was catered by Mrs. Johnson’s International Foods students. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

For Art’s Sake 2012 - TPHS student work on display

Above and right: student art

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‘Dreamcatchers’ by Merle Jeromin and Michelle Oberman

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Hannah Buechler

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(Above) These Horizon Prep Lions had perfect attendance and no tardies this year! (L-R) Andrew Elliott, Rachel Oberst, Raffael Chiarella, Molly Dypvik, Jake Pezzi, Kylie Dypvik, Lauren Flather, Sarah Oberst, Jacen Pezzi, Amanda Phillip, Sammi Preske. (Right) The Horizon Prep Aslan Award is given to one student who has attended at lease two of the three middle school years at Horizon Prep, and who has most closely achieved the stated scholastic goals of Horizon Prep. This student will have demonstrated academic, spiritual, and social excellence, while living a life of Godly character. This is the highest honor given to a Horizon Prep student. (L-R) Horizon Prep Head of Schools Dr.

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Ken Kush, Aslan Award Winner Andria Carpenter, and Horizon Prep Director of Admissions Allisen Hemple.

The Horizon Prep Barnabas Award is given to one student from each 5th-8th grade for maintaining a yearlong effort in being kind and encouraging to others, and consistently displaying a Christ-like character. (L-R) Sydney Northbrook, Lauren Bothe, Taylor Sparks and Michael Hendrick.

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Horizon Prep ‘Celebration of Learning’ Horizon Prep closed out the 2011-2012 school year with a “Celebration of Learning.” The annual program features the entire 1st-8th grade student body and curriculum highlights for each grade level. “This is like a living, dramatic yearbook,” says Horizon Prep Head of Schools Dr. Ken Kush, “it’s an opportunity to remember what God has done here on our campus and through the lives of our students this year.” The program showcased Music, Latin, Spanish, and Scripture, as well as student endof-the-year awards. Visit

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Kids Korps members enjoy special afternoon with seniors poker, everyone headed into the dining room for ice cream sundaes. From ages 6 to 106, everyone wanted ice cream. “The day was a lot of fun and different from what I usually do on Sundays. The residents were all very nice and you could tell they were happy to see young people because all day they only get to see people their age,” said 13 year-old Kele Siva. Kids Korps would like to thank The Starbuck Foundation for their support for this wonderful project through the GIVE 12 Program. Through funding from Starbucks, Kids Korps has created a Teen Task Force committee, along with a selection of key Starbucks partners for the GIVE 12 Team. They have been instrumental in planning meetings, and determining the scope of these volunteer projects. This partnership was launched in May and will run through April 2013. UPCOMING EVENTS WHAT: Feeding America WHEN: Sat. June 9 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) WHERE: San Diego WHAT: Senior Community Center WHEN: Sun. June 10 (10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.) WHERE: San Diego

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Miracle League celebrates outstanding volunteers The Miracle League of San Diego awarded three local graduating seniors with “Outstanding Service Awards” for regularly and selflessly volunteering as a Miracle League Buddy. The Miracle League of San Diego is a non-profit organization that gives children with disabilities a chance to play baseball as part of a team in an organized league. Buddies are paired with one player for the entire season. Niko Gegakis, Torrey Pines High School, Stephanie Saap, Pacific Ridge School and Christine ShuScholarship/award recipients: Niko Gegakis, Torrey man, La Costa Canyon High Pines High School, Stephanie Saap, Pacific Ridge School, were each awarded special School and Christine Shuman, La Costa Canyon plaques and a $250 scholarship High School. check during a special ceremony on May 19 at Engel Family Field in Del Mar. Niko has been with The Miracle League since his freshman year in high school. He has been a buddy for Bailey Townsend on the Orioles for two years. Niko graduates in June and will study electrical engineering at the University of Rochester. Stephanie has been a Miracle League buddy since its inception and has enjoyed making friends with the entire Storm team. She enjoys her Saturdays with Miracle League and calls the field her “happy place.” Stephanie will be attending Stanford University in September to study anthropology and biology. Christine has volunteered as a Miracle League buddy for the red Sox during each of the past eight seasons. Christine will be heading to the University of South Carolina in the fall to pursue an education degree. On hand to celebrate the inspirational volunteers were NBC 7 San Diego News Anchors Jason Austell and Catherine Garcia. Also presented with a “Photographer of the Year” award was Nick Brumbach, who spends his Saturdays taking pictures at the Miracle League field. Nick posts his photos at

Eighth grade San Diego Jewish Academy student Jonah Kohn was recently named one of 15 finalists in the 2012 international Google Science Fair. Jonah’s project uses tactile sound to enhance music for individuals with hearing loss through vibrations, and has the potential to enhance millions of lives. Jonah was recently notified that he is one of five finalists in his age group out of a total 15 finalists in the 2012 Google Science Fair, which received thousands of entries from over a 100 countries worldwide. Jonah’s project, “Good Vibrations: Improving the Music Experience for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound,” has the potential to affect millions of people with hearing loss by enhancing their ability to enjoy music. Jonah’s project won first place at the California State Science Fair and placed first at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Jonah will fly to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on July 21 to present his project to the Google

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150 students compete in Orchestra Nova Music Bee On May 22, 30 teams of students from San Diego County elementary schools came together for Orchestra Nova’s fourth annual Music Bee, a competition testing their musical knowledge and marking the end of the academic year of the Hunter Family Music Memory Program. The Birch North Park Theatre was filled with family members, teachers and classmates cheering on 150 student participants. The event was open to the public and underwritten by the orchestra and its generous corporate sponsors, Hunter Industries and San Diego Gas & Electric, as well as individual donors who are committed to music education. The Hunter Family Music Memory Program in San Diego is named for long-time supporters of Orchestra Nova’s music education programs and based on the nationally-recognized Music Memory curriculum, which provides children in the third through sixth grades the opportunity to learn 16 pieces of classical music each year through interactive and innovative teaching materials. When a student completes four years of the program, he or she is able to identify and appreciate 64 pieces of classical music. At the end of each school year, students gather together to participate in a Music Bee, a “name that tune” team competition. This year, over 5,000 students from 26 schools in the county have been participating in the Music Memory program, and of those, 17 schools sent a total of 30 teams of five students each to compete in the Music Bee. Orchestra Nova, the only orchestra on the West Coast to perform live at a Music Bee competition, played portions (just three or four measures) of the music that students learned throughout the year, followed by two minutes of the team members working together to correctly identify the composer and the piece. As

Week in Sports; MLB draft BY GIDEON RUBIN MLB draft: Two local players were selected in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, which was held June 4-6. Torrey Pines pitching standout Luc Rennie was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 16th round, and former Cathedral Catholic two-sport sensation Tyler Gaffney, who’s now at Stanford, went to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round. Rennie has already committed to playing at Division I Ball State. Rennie, a 6-foot-2 200-pound power pitcher with great command, is coming off a dominant senior year for the Falcons. He was 9-1 with a 0.89 ERA, striking out 73 batters and allowing 41 hits and 10 walks in 70 2/3 innings. Rennie also hit .343 (34 for 99) with seven doubles, a homer, and 13 RBI. Gaffney, one of the most celebrated high school athletes in recent San Diego County history, has played baseball and football at Stanford since graduating from Cathedral Catholic in 2009. He’s a two-time All-Pacific 10 honorable mention in baseball. So far this year he’s hitting .238 (44 for 185) with two homers and 17 RBI. Gaffney earned 10 varsity letters during his Dons career (four in football, three in baseball, two in basketball and one in track).

He set multiple San Diego County football records including most points scored in a career (598), single season rushing (2,866) and career rushing (5,547). The signing deadline for amateur draftees is July 13. Golf: Torrey Pines defended its state title on a course it wasn’t used to, and the Falcons had a day that one of the state’s most successful programs wasn’t used to, either. Despite a great effort from standout Ryan Burgess, the Falcons placed fourth at this year’s state championship match at San Gabriel Country Club on June 6. “That just wasn’t our day,” Falcons golf coach Chris Drake said. Unheralded Granite Bay was a surprise winner, shooting a 374. Granite Bay qualified for the state meet as a third-place finisher out of the Northern California regional match. “They played the course the way it was meant to played,” Drake said. “They found a way to win.” Granite Bay, which hadn’t even been to a state championship match since the event was reinstated 10 years ago, found its way by adjusting to an older course that plays much differently than the more modern courses the Falcons are accustomed to. “It was a little tighter” than we’re used to, Drake said. “The fairways were really

scores were tallied, Orchestra Nova, conducted by associate conductor Dana Zimbric, performed a mini-concert for the students, including a few full pieces from the curriculum. “[Students] are so thrilled to…participate in the Music Bee at the end of the year. To hear the music they now know well played live right in front of them, when they have only heard it on recordings, is so exciting for them,” said Tom Waczek, a music teacher from Whitman Elementary School, whose classes have been participating for four years. One student from E.B. Scripps Elementary School even commented, “Hey, that sounds just like the music on the CD!” Teams had the possibility of earning up to a total of 100 points and all participating teams receive ribbons: Gold for 90-100 points, Silver for 80-90 points and Bronze for 60-70 points. A list of teams who earned Gold ribbons is below (an * denotes a perfect score). 3rd and 4th Grades 5th and 6th Grades Cambridge School Cambridge School Whitman Elementary Ocean Air School Crown Point Elementary Sycamore Ridge School Diegueno Country School Whitman Elementary Ocean Air School Sycamore Ridge School Torrey Pines Elementary For more information, visit

tight and the roughs were really long. It was a shorter course than we normally play. “If you weren’t on the fairway, the best you were going to get is par.” The course opened in 1904 and featured big tall trees that made a complicated design that much more difficult, Drake said. And the course was difficult for everybody, with Granite Bay winning with a 19-over-par combined score. “That’s got to be one of the highest winning scores,” Drake said. Among the course’s idiosyncrasies was the unusual placement of traps and bunkers that rewarded precision ahead of power, neutralizing a key Falcons strength. “If you were going to hit a perfect shot off a tee, they put a bunker right there,” Drake said. “The course is set up very well, it was tough for everybody. They knew what they were doing.” The Falcons finished seven strokes behind, shooting a combined 381 score. Burgess, the Southern Methodist University-bound senior, shot an even-par 71 to

lead the Falcons. Bobby Gojuangco and Danny Ochoa each shot a 76. Aaron Strockis and Eric Peng contributed 78 and 80 scores, respectively. “I don’t think our kids were overconfident,” Drake said. “They had a good practice round and they knew what the course. We just picked a really bad day to have a teamwide collapse.” The Falcons were seeking their fourth consecutive state title overall, a streak that includes girls’ state championships the last two years. The Falcons graduate seven seniors including three of their top six players. In addition to Burgess, the Falcons graduate Gojuangco, who will play at Air Force, and Peng, who will play at West Point. They are among five seniors who will play at Division I colleges next year. Among the Falcons key returnees will be Danny Ochoa, who has already committed to USC. “We’re bringing back a pretty strong team, but losing those kids is going to be tough,” Drake said.

TPHS basketball staff to hold basketball camp for girls Torrey Pines High School Head Basketball Coach Dave McClurg and staff are hosting a basketball camp for girls entering grades 2-8. The camp is designed for players of all skill levels, focusing on individual skill development, including shooting, passing, ball handling and defense. The camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 9 a.m. - noon at Torrey Pines High School. For registration and more information, contact TPHS basketball at

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A variety of regional theater, concerts and more offered This Will Be Gross The touring exhibit “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” has come to San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Based on the best selling book by science teacher Sylvia Branzei, the show includes interactive stations, animatronics, and imaginative exhibits designed for kids, ages 6-14. Enjoy this exhibit through Jan. 1. Open daily from 10 a.m. Admission: $9.75-$11.75. (619) 238-1233. Walking Tours of La Jolla La Jolla Historical Society docents are hosting guided walking tours of La Jolla on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, departing at 10 a.m. from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. The upcoming dates are June 23, July 14 and July 28. Advance reservations required, $10 per person. (858) 480-6424. My Little Chickadee North Coast Repertory Theater will present “W.C. Fields, By Himself,” with Dale Morris, 7:30 p.m. June 18 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. Fields (18801946) rose from a small time juggler to a movie star, and details his life are rich with drama, mistaken assumptions, and lies he himself spread. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 481-1055. It’s a Classic The Pacific Lyric Association and MiraCosta College Opera Chorus will stage “Carmen,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. The two-hour production, set in Seville, Spain, and sung in the original French but with English narration to move the action along, tells of a soldier’s ill-fated obsession with the ultimate femme fatale, “accompanied by brilliant orchestration and a procession of hit tunes packing all the sizzle of Spanish culture into a fantastic theatrical event,” according to directors. Tickets: $24. (858) 362-1348. Author Visit Carlin Romano will discuss his new book, “America the Philosophical,” 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at D.G. Wills, 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 92037. Romano, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning book critic, and professor of philosophy, argues the idea that today’s America towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world. Free. (858) 456-1800. Mexican American Art Artists Perry Vasquez and Marcos Ramirez Erre, along with Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez of Cognate Collective, will discuss the challenges and ambiguities of belonging to a region, and their work in the global context, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. While you’re there, be one of the first to tour of “The Santa Ana Condition: John Valdez” exhibit that opened June 10. Free. (858) 454-3541.

Green Flash Concerts Open to ages 21 and older, the concerts pair live music with panoramic ocean views on the Birch Aquarium’s outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Listen to Needtobreathe on June 20, Matt Nathanson on July 18, Heartless Bastards & The Dunwells on Aug. 15, and Steve Poltz on Sept. 19. Food and drink available from the French Gourmet and craft beers from Gordon Biersch Brewery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts run 6:45-9 p.m. Aquarium admission, parking included. Tickets: $27 for RSVP. $32 at the door. (858) 5344109. Family Storytelling Listen to Harlynne Geisler’s lively stories inspired by Thomas Moran’s “Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset” at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, and Sir Anthony van Dyck’s “Mary Villiers, Lady Herbert of Shurland,” 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Free admission. (619) 2395548.

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he Team Ronan Rugby Challenge was held June 9 at Cathedral Catholic High School to raise funds for Ronan Nelson, 16, a Cathedral sophomore who was critically injured in a club rugby match April 7. Ronan was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where surgery was performed to repair his broken neck. Subsequent strokes from blood clots formed from the injury, which caused health issues. Ronan was eventually transferred to Sharp Memorial Hospital for inpatient rehabilitation, where he continues his effort to regain normal function. The Team Ronan Rugby Challenge featured an attempt to break the world record for the largest scrum, an exhibition game by USA Rugby Eagles 7s players, San Diego State University rugby players and Cathedral Catholic High School rugby players. The Eagles players, along with key athletes from X-Game exhibition sports, signed autographs at the event. The Cathedral Catholic High School ( community and the Coastal Dragons Rugby Club ( along with Serevi rugby ( have teamed to raise funds to support Ronan’s rehabilitation. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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onner’s Cause for Children presented “Summer Lovin’! A Luncheon, Boutique and Fashion Show” on June 3 at the Santaluz Club. The event included lunch and a runway fashion show featuring summer styles by the boutique vendors. Proceeds benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

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LEGAL NOTICES Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015112 Fictitious Business Name(s): Harmonyceuticals Located at: 16292 Rambla de las Flores, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 429, Rancho Santa Fe., CA., 92067. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 11/29/06. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jane Cremer, 16292 Rambla de las Flores, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/01/2012. Jane Cremer. RF244, Jun. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-012881 Fictitious Business Name(s): Golf Lessons In San Diego Located at: 5503 Adobe Falls Rd., Suite 7, San Diego, CA., 92120, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 01/05/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mario R. Williams, 5503 Adobe Falls Rd., Suite 7, San Diego, CA., 92120. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/09/2012. Mario R. Williams. RF243, Jun. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012 Trustee Sale No. 244594CA Loan No. 3061825604 Title Order No. 570012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-23-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06-21-2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-29-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006-0218751, of ofďŹ cial records in the OfďŹ ce of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: MARTIN CHARLES RESNIK, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as BeneďŹ ciary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speciďŹ ed in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of

all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,802,816.27 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 7882 RIO SENDA RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067 APN Number: 267-132-17 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as isâ€?. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneďŹ ciary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their ďŹ nancial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their ďŹ nancial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certiďŹ ed; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 05-242012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-8926902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself.

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The Winston School Summer Academy of the Arts offers ‘summer arts intensive’ The Winston School Summer Academy of the Arts for high school and middle school students grades six through 12, as well as recently graduated seniors, is July 6 - 24. This is the seventh year for the summer arts intensive, which this year features “Guys and Dolls.” The popular three-week program develops student creativity in one particular art form – choosing from visual arts, drama, digital arts or music. Students produce a finished product and integrate their work with artists in other media such as a concert, a performance, or a film premiere. The application deadline is June 30. The Winston School ( is a college preparatory program for students grade 4 through 12 with learning differences and whose needs are not generally met through traditional school settings. The Winston School teaching provides instruction for the summer program, which is open to students with and without learning differences. The Summer Academy is Monday through Friday from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. The tuition is $440 per student plus additional materials or trip fee if applicable. Please visit the school’s website at www.thewinstonschool. com or contact Kathy Granite at


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Rare Architecturally grand versatile 5 bed, 3 bath home with formal living & dining. Wonderful separation for privacy w/ master bedroom wing and main floor suite. Contiguous upstairs bedrooms are connected w/ an interior doorway. 5th bedroom is 22x14 which could be 2nd family rm/ office/den or home theater. Betty & Barry Tashakorian 858-367-0303 A Birkshire Hathaway affiliate

LETTERS POLICY Topical letters to the editor are encouraged and we make an effort to print them all. Letters are limited to 200 words or less and submissions are limited to one every twoweeks per author. Submissions must include a full name, address, e-mail address (if available) and a telephone number for verification purposes. We do not publish anonymous letters. Contact the editor for more information about submitting a guest editorial piece, called Community View, at 400 words maximum. We reserve the right to edit for taste, clarity, length and to avoid libel. E-mailed submissions are preferred to Letters may also be mailed or delivered to565 Pearl St., Ste. 300, La Jolla, or faxed to (858) 459-5250. LETTERSPOLICY

Coldwell Banker’s Danielle Short sells two multi-million dollar listings in May; Summer buying season heats up Bidding wars are breaking out for luxury homes in such wealthy San Diego enclaves as Rancho Santa Fe, Santaluz and Del Mar as an increasing number of buyers bet on rising home prices and investors return to the market. Veteran top produc- Danielle Short ing luxury Realtor Danielle Short of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Rancho Santa Fe can attest to the recent surge in demand after closing sales on two of the nine multi-million dollar properties which sold in the prestigiously well-known 92067 zip code of Rancho Santa Fe during the month of May. “I have even heard of properties requiring extensive renovation are being fought over by buyers who expect to resell them for more after a remodel or rebuild,” said Short. “Many deals are being held back in part by a

shortage of willing sellers which I believe will begin to change as prices rise with the increased demand, historically low mortgage rates and strengthening financial markets.” Danielle Short is a luxury certified Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialist, a designation comprising only 8 percent of Coldwell Banker’s 87,000 sales professionals worldwide. These high-end real estate specialists are among the most qualified and sophisticated luxury sales associates in the industry with advanced training and marketing expertise. Through the Previews® program, Coldwell Banker has discreetly represented some of the world’s most prestigious properties, including “The Manor,” originally listed at $150 million, which sold in 2011, and “Le Belvedere,” which sold in 2010 with a listing price of $85 million. To learn more about the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program or the luxury real estate services Danielle Short has to offer feel free to contact her at (619) 708-1500 or via email at

The Grand Del Mar hosts inaugural Summer Concert series The Grand Del Mar, San Diego’s only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond resort, hosts “Summer Concerts At The Grand” – its inaugural summer concert series – bringing an exciting line-up of world-class talent to the resort produced by Wendy Jayne Productions, Inc. The eight-concert series begins Sunday, July 15, and runs every Sunday through Sept. 2 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and show times beginning at 7 p.m. Post-show entertainment will be held in the resort’s lobby lounge, immediately following each performance. In addition, The Grand Del Mar is offering a Sunday Summer Package especially created for concert-goers. The performance schedule includes: •Sunday, July 15: Hiroshima, a celebrated Los Angeles-based fusion jazz ensemble •Sunday, July 22: John Pizzarelli, a versatile and talented guitarist and singer performing classic pop, jazz and swing •Sunday, July 29: ARRIVAL from Sweden, performing the music of ABBA •Sunday, Aug. 5: Six-time Grammy Winner Arturo Sandoval, one of the world’s top jazz trumpeters, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer •Sunday, Aug. 12: Keiko Matsui, a noted keyboardist and composer •Sunday, Aug. 19: Mindi Abair and Friends, featuring the famed singer and saxophonist Mindi Abair and jazz guitarist Jeff

Golub and vocalist/guitarist David Pack •Sunday, Aug. 26: Patrizio Buanne, an Italian singer/songwriter with a decidedly romantic bent •Sunday, Sept. 2: Steve Tyrell, the Grammy award-winning vocalist best known Mindi Abair will perform for his Sina- Aug. 19. tra-esque take on the classics General seating, $65 person; VIP seating, $95 person. Season ticket packages are available and season ticket holders will receive preferred seating and savings in service fees. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling 800-820-9884.

Free resources available to help families cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias MUIRLANDS, LA JOLLA OFFERED AT $1,850,000 5BR/2.5BA, newly renovated single story home located on peaceful cul-de-sac in the Muirlands. Unbeatable corner location captures incredible oceanic views. Bonus room can be converted into an office, den or family room. Beautifully remodeled kitchen includes new appliances and cabinets, as well as marble and hardwood flooring. 3,500 sq.ft home boasts courtyard with fountain and tranquil garden. Property is sold with plans to build a 6,200 sq.ft home that will capture panoramic white water views. Betty & Barry Tashakorian 858-367-0303

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Area families now have access to free resources included in a new program designed to help them cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Developed by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, in conjunction with a team of the top Alzheimer’s experts in North America, the Alzheimer’s CARE Program focuses on the care and dignity of individuals rather than the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and possible cures for the disease. Also included in the Alzheimer’s CARE program are free e-learning modules for families and others who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Available at, the online training will teach participants how to use the CARE approach to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. For more information about the e-learning or to receive a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office at 760-639-6472 or visit

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Polly Rogers honored with Chairman’s Circle Gold award Prudential California Realty is pleased to congratulate Broker Associate Polly Rogers for earning the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for her sales performance in 2011. The achievement places Rogers at the top 2 percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide. Rogers is a 36-year industry veteran who serves her clients from Prudential’s Rancho Santa Fe Properties office. Born and raised in Coronado, she specializes in the purchase and sale of coastal retreats, vacation homes, estate properties, investments and acreage throughout Coastal North County, La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe. “Polly’s name is synonymous with superior representation,” said Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe. “Her commitment to client care and likable personality have made her a pillar of San Diego’s real estate community.” Having earned numerous awards for her sales production and service, Rogers credits her success to her vast understanding of San Diego’s housing market and focus on refining her skills. To ensure her clients have the resources they need to achieve their goals, she earned the following designations: Luxury Properties Specialist, International Properties Specialist, Architectural Specialist Certification, Certified Probate Specialist, and Short Sale Specialist. By leveraging the diverse backgrounds

Polly Rogers and skill sets of her team, combined with her talent for negotiating and expansive marketing presence, Rogers delivers excellent values for her buyers and high sale prices for her sellers. “My philosophy has always been consistent,” explains Rogers, who is known for her focus on ethical business practices. “The best interests and priorities of my clients come first and foremost in my professional representation of their needs.” Polly Rogers can be reached in Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office on her direct line at (858) 774 – 2505.





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$395,000 2BR/2.5BA $619,000 3BR/2.5BA $619,000 2BR/2BA $875,000 4BR/2.5BA $908,000 5BR/3.5BA $1,030,000 5BR/3.5BA $1,099,000 4BR/3.5BA

13336 Tiverton Road Kevin Cummins, Coldwell Banker 13594 Lavender Way Lucienne Michelle Homes, Coldwell Banker 12422 Carmel Cape Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 3975 Corte Mar De Brisa Joseph & Diane Sampson, Sampson CA Realty 4297 Cordobes Cove Joseph & Diane Sampson, Sampson CA Realty 3967 Corte Mar De Brisa

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 750-9577 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 366-3295 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145 Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm J. Greene & H. Patrize/host: J. Greene-Prudential CA Realty (619) 708-4756 5581 Havenridge Way Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker (858) 395-7525

$879,000 2BR/2.5BA $999,995 2BR/2.5BA $1,100,000-$1,250,876 4BR/3BA $1,275,000 3BR/2BA $1,790,000 3BR/3BA

3003 Caminito Gijon Lucienne Michelle Homes, Coldwell Banker 128 Spinnaker Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Assoc 14211 Pinewood Drive Maxine & Marti Gellens-Prudential CA Realty 563 Orchid Lane Carol Snow, Del Mar Realty Assoc 217 11th Street Dara Chantarit, RE/MAX Distinctive

$1,650,000 4BR/3BA $2,077,000 4BR/5.5BA $2,395,000 3BR/3.5BA $2,495,000-$2,895,000 4BR/4BA $2,495,000-$2,895,000 4BR/4BA $2,750,000 4BR/5.5BA $3,895,000 5BR/6.5BA

16825 Via De Santa Fe Janet Lawless Christ/host: S. Carr-Coldwell Banker 5154 Linea Del Cielo K.Ann Brizolis/host: D. Henry-Prudential CA Realty 15312 Las Planideras

DEL MAR Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 366-3295 Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (858) 525-2291 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 551-6630 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 756-3387 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 775-1872

RANCHO SANTA FE Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 792-1017 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 756-6355 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Janet Lawless Christ/hosts: B. & J. Campbell-Coldwell Banker (858) 449-2027 6550 Paseo Delicias Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gallagher & Gallagher/host: K. Herington-Prudential CA Realty (760) 213-9198 6550 Paseo Delicias Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gallagher & Gallagher/host: M. Stone-Prudential CA Realty (858) 243-4711 6619 La Valle Plateada Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bill Talbott, The Sterling Company (760) 285-5137 15852 The River Trail Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jana Greene/hosts: P. & S. Linde-Prudential CA Realty (858) 776-7681

SOLANA BEACH $2,095,000 5BR/5.5BA

565 Canyon Drive Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jana Greene/host: D. Wilson-Prudential CA Realty (858) 414-7220

$8,500/mo 3BR/3.5BA

1491 Neptune Rande Turner, Willis Allen


Prime Rural Del Mar Location! 14810 Fisher Cove, Del Mar 4BR, 4BA, 3,765 SQ FT, 3 Car Garage, Built in 1976 (Remodeled Since) Great Pool/Spa - All on 1 Acre Usable Lot. Feel free to drive by - walk around - check out this phenomenal property! Get ahead of the realtors & the MLS. To be listed soon - expecting list price around $1,400,000. Call Dan Townsend for more info - Hurry!!!

Olympic Properties Dan Townsend 858-794-9560 • CA DRE#00665645

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Del Mar - A Destination… A Lifestyle… Stunning Contemporary on Gorgeous Elevated Lot! Panoramic Views! Exceptionally private back yard, bubbling pool and spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Huge Master Suite with View Deck, Spacious Wardrobes, Extra Media Room, Light and Bright Throughout, Streaming with Natural Light, 4 br 4 baths, Moments to Del Mar Beaches and Village, Black Bottom Pool & Spa, Custom Sauna, Architecturally remodeled!... A Must See!


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Fantastic Semi Custom Home on Secluded View Lot~ 5 + bedrooms Beautifully sunlit~ Wonderful Views ~ Canyon Breezes~ Custom built ins~ marble & travertine~ Gourmet kitchen~ Super Island~ Granite~ Custom Cabinetry~ Huge Family Room & Sunny Breakfast Room~ Elegant Formal Dining ~ Office & Library + En Suite Bedrooms & Baths~ Spacious Master Bedroom with Views & Balcony~ Generous Yard & Garden ~ Plenty of room for pool! Gated Elegance.

Price Reduction $2,099,000



New on Market ~ Big & Beautiful 5 br 5 baths, + Office/Library + Playroom/Loft… Amazing Views, Pool, Spa, Grassy Yard, Total Privacy, Over 4700 sq feet~ Huge master suite, Spacious family room, Gourmet kitchen, Soaring Ceilings, Full bed & Bath on first level, Custom Paint, Designer Flooring, An Entertainers Dream Home. This is a rare find!

Designer Perfect, Architecturally Remodeled, Master on first level, 4 BR, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage. This home is a showplace! A rare find! Master on first level. Beautifully remodeled & state-of-theartin every respect. Hardwood floors, crown molding, artisan lighting, built-in cabinetry, soaring ceilings,custom-designed staircase, resort quality master bath, and garden setting




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Solana Beach and Tennis Club 2 br 2 baths, Great Location~ Upgraded Kitchen and Baths, Travertine Floors, New Appliances, , High Ceilings, Great Entertaining Areas, Steps to the Ocean, Short stroll to shopping, restaurants, galleries, boutiques… Pool, Spa, Tennis, Resort Living... A Must See

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Beautifully redesigned 3 br + retreat, New Kitchen & Baths, Custom Flooring & Paint, Custom Cabinetry, Cozy Hearth, Wonderful Garden Setting~ Totally Private~ Ocean View Deck is Perfect for Outdoor Entertaining~ Picture Perfect Inside and Out~  Moments to Seaside Market, Cardiff Beaches.

New on Market

Thinking about buying or selling in 2012?

Call Mary Heon Big on marketing… Big on action… Big on results! Thank you to all my appreciate your business and your friendship.

New on Market ~ $775,000




Wonderful Single Level Home on gorgeous 1/2 acre private lot~ 3600 sq feet - 3 + bedrooms + Office/Media Room~ En Suite Bedroom/Baths~ Soaring ceilings~ Architecturally Designed & Masterfully Built~ Excellent Craftsmanship and attention to detail~ Gourmet kitchen~ Formal Dining~ Spacious Master Suite~ 3 car garage~ gorgeous sunsets & pacific breezes~ Moment to beaches, shopping, Picture Perfect Inside and Out.

Lovely Single Level in Torrey Hills~ 3 bedrooms 2 baths, Hardwood Floors, New Paint, Spacious Master Suite, Sunny Breakfast Room & Cozy Family Room with Hearth, Vaulted Ceilings, Garden Setting,  Courtyard Entry,  Tree Lined Cul De Sac, Great Location…  



A Must See! $1,650,000


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