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July 26, 2012
High school district board to vote on bond •If approved, long-planned bond would be placed on November ballot; Bond would help pay for a number of much-needed projects, superintendent says
By KAREN BILLING The San Dieguito Union School District board will be making a decision at its July 26 meeting whether to put a $449 million general obligation bond on the November ballot. The money from the bond will go to support upgrades in the district’s nine schools, including a new performing arts center and gym for Torrey Pines High School, as well as the construction of a new middle school in Carmel Valley. The San Dieguito district last went for a bond in 1971. “It’s been 40 years and we believe what we’re looking at getting this district in very good standing for the next approximately 40 years,” said Superintendent Ken Noah.“We’re not doing this lightly. We want to put something on the ballot that is defensible and justified…a solid, wise investment in our schools and our high school district.” The bond represents a maximum cost for taxpayers of The third annual fundraising event “Jammin Under the Stars” was held at the RSF estate of Rich and Jennifer $24 per $100,000 of accessed property values. The median Enright July 21 to benefit the programs supported by the Jammer Family Foundation (JFF). (Above) Jammer Founhome value in the district is about $600,000, which repredation Executive Director Rob Powell, hosts Rich and Jennifer Enright, Quentin Jammer, Foundation Director of sents about $150 a year. Business Development Jolane Crawford, Billy Ray Smith, Kimberly Hunt. See pages 16 and 17. Photo/Rob McKenzie The idea to go after a general obligation bond is someFor thing the district has been working toward for the last four Opening years. The planning was set in motion in 2008, even before Day at Noah joined the district. In his periodic visits to the district the (before he became superintendent) it became clear to him Races that they needed to do a comprehensive long-range facilities photos, • RSF Garden Club facility sits in the heart of the RSF Village plan and the studies began that fall (when Noah joined the see “It was never our intention to sell,” said district as superintendent). A task force of over 30 communiBY KAREN BILLING pages board president Helen Dizio. “This is a very The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has See BOND, page 20 B4-B5. important part of our community, one of been called a “community treasure.” It’s a the best pieces of property, one of the best place where activities like Mahjong potlucks buildings and we want to make sure the are held, where resale steals can be found in community realizes that.” the basement Shoppe, and it’s one of the The club board’s intention with the only large enough venues in town for the • Crime still low in RSF, Chief says workshop was to see what the interest of the community’s graduations and meetings. community is regarding the club and what But the management of the clubhouse • Crimes most often occur in unlocked homes they would like to see it used for. A commithas become a problem — there is not a series as the suspects are using similar BY KAREN BILLING tee was established on Saturday that will enough money or volunteer manpower to methods and stealing similar types of items. Burglaries are up in Rancho Santa Fe for look more thoroughly at the various options manage the clubhouse the way it should be. “Out of those 27 burglaries, only nine the first six months of the year; residential and bring their recommendation back to the About 50 people attended a workshop of them are forced entry,” Wellhouser said. burglaries alone are up 69 percent compared Garden Club board. at the Garden Club on July 21 to discuss “We’re not seeing people lock their homes to the same stretch of 2011. Rancho Santa Several people at the meeting remarked possible solutions for the future of the cluband set their alarm systems. People need to Fe Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said there house. Options initially on the table, accord- on the revitalized club, how Helen Dizio has do that, it’s a big deterrent.” were 27 burglaries (25 residential/commerbrought it back to life since she took over in ing to the club board, included selling the He spoke of one case where a suspect cial, two auto) in the first six months of 2010. She and the current board have building, leasing unused time to an outside tried to break a window by throwing an ob2012, up from 14 last year (13 residential, helped put a social spark back into the club, interest, or the club entering a partnership ject at it and the alarm went off — preventone auto). Twenty-two were residential, as well as turn it around financially. with another organization. ing a potential loss of valuable property. three were commercial and two involved veIn June of 2010, the club had less than Right away, the group dispelled the idea hicles. that they would sell the clubhouse. See CHIEF, page 18 See CLUBHOUSE, page 18 Most of the burglaries are believed to be
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RSF Patrol Chief reports burglary spike
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July 26, 2012
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RSF Association picks bank to refinance clubhouse loan BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association has selected a Pacific Western Bank to refinance the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s clubhouse renovation loan. Back in 2006, the Golf Club took out two loans to pay for the balance of the cost to renovate the clubhouse. The renovation costs were not-to-exceed $11,833,000 million; the Association paid for some of the costs in cash. The loans included a larger one in the amount of $6 million and the smaller loan was for $2,148,418. RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said the original intent was for the loans to be paid off in 10 years based on an enrollment of 45 new memberships a year. However, Smith said, after the economic downturn that number dropped to an average of 15 new memberships a year so it became clear that the loans would not be paid off at that rate. The Golf Club and the Association came to a consensus last year to refinance and lock into a fixed rate loan rather than a variable rate loan. The first step, already completed, was that the Association replace the 5.75 percent, $1,650,000 million variable rate loan with a fixed 2 percent loan with a 10-year amortization and an annual payment of $182,184. Their next step, was to pursue a fixed rate loan to replace the current loan in the amount of about $5,394,665 (the payoff amount as of Aug. 1, 2012). From five proposals, they selected the Pacific Western Bank’s terms. Pacific Western Bank’s loan terms are an unsecured 4 percent fixed rate loan, with a 10-year balloon, built-in index rate that allows the Association to reset the loan at maturity. Smith said the good news is that the monthly payment of $34,590 falls within the amount collected through the golf club special debt assessment and in 10 years they will have a total outstanding balance on both loans of $2.9 million, which they could pay off in another five years.
RSF Association board approves funding for CHP’s Senior Volunteer Patrol and Explorer Program BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved a funding donation of $7,000 for the California Highway Patrol’s Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) and Explorer Program at its July 19 meeting. The Association had budgeted for $3,000 for the Senior Volunteers and $1,000 for the Explorers, but the board voted to up its contribution as has been done in years past. “I think it’s absolutely fabulous what the program has done for the youth and the community and the visibility of having the (SVP) here is a wonderful [crime] deterrent,” RSF Association Vice President Anne Feighner said. RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said that the senior volunteers provide valuable extra help in the Ranch, doing it all for free. They help with special events such as the Fourth of July parade; direct morning and afternoon school traffic; report observed traffic problems; and provide a visual law enforcement presence. Oceanside CHP Commander Deb Schroeder said that the volunteers have been especially helpful in the face of a current fiscal crisis. “They have been absolutely phenomenal for my office,” said Schroeder of the program that receives no state fund-
ing. John Green, the SVP captain who has served the Rancho Santa Fe area for the last 10 years, said he truly enjoys being in the Ranch and providing a good service. “We wouldn’t exist without you,” said John Green, the SVP captain. The Explorers program the Association supports is for young individuals, ages 15 to 21, who have an interest in a law enforcement career. Currently, 25 law enforcement officers with the Oceanside CHP began in the Explorers program. “We are touted as the best Explorer program in the state,” Schroeder said. “The support you’ve provided us means more than you could ever imagine.” The program is entirely run on donations and the Association’s funding helps purchase training equipment and uniforms and allows them to compete at two annual competitions. One of their Explorers recently placed second overall in an Explorer competition in Las Vegas. The Explorer said she was “truly thankful” for the Association’s support in helping to build toward a future in law enforcement though her Explorer post.
Woman killed in Rancho Santa Fe motorcycle accident A female passenger was killed and the male driver severely injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred on July 21 in Rancho Santa Fe. At approximately 10:25 p.m., William Jimenez, 58, and his passenger, a 49-year-old female (both from Escondido), were riding his 2009 Harley Davidson 3- wheeled motorcycle northbound on Via De Fortuna in Rancho Santa Fe at an unknown speed, according to CHP officer Jim Bettencourt. For an unknown reason, Jimenez allowed his motorcycle to veer off of the roadway and crash into several trees
and a wooden fence, Bettencourt said. Jimenez sustained major injuries and was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. The passenger on the motorcycle, the 49-year-old female from Escondido, was pronounced dead at the scene, Bettencourt said. As of this time it remains unclear what the relationship is between the driver and the passenger. Alcohol is a suspected factor in this collision, according to Bettencourt. The collision remains under investigation.
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RSF Rotary Club welcomes new member The RSF Rotary Club recently welcomed new Rotary member Derek J. Adams. (Left) Pictured L-R: Matt Wellhouser, RSF Rotary Club President; Ryan Green, sponsor; Derek Adams; Katie Hawkes, membership chair, RSF Rotary Club.
Bookkeeper sentenced for embezzling funds from Solana Beach company BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A La Jolla woman who stole nearly $1.5 million from a real estate development company where she worked as a bookkeeper was sentenced July 24 to nearly six years in state prison. Jennifer Lyndi Davey, 64, was also ordered by Vista Superior Court Judge Kimberlee Lagotta to pay more than $1.487 million in restitution. Davey was arrested in February and pleaded guilty two months later to grand theft and forgery. She had been under investigation since early 2008, when the bookkeeper who succeeded her at Beckman Properties in Solana Beach discovered a fraudulent account the defendant had set up to funnel stolen funds from the firm, said sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Varnau. While employed as accountant and operations manager at Beckman, Davey altered
or forged 332 checks drawn against company accounts, used company business funds to pay off her credit cards, and created phony credit card statements to cover her thefts, according to Varnau. Davey — whose position gave her access to banking information to five business entities operated by Beckman — created a fake business account under the name Professional Advisors Unlimited and transferred the stolen funds into it, the sergeant said. Her employers eventually fired Davey in late 2007 over unrelated job performance issues prior to the discovery of the embezzled funds, Varnau said. He said the investigation took nearly four years to complete because the case was financially complicated. Davey used the stolen money to support a lavish lifestyle, which included trips and the purchase of jewelry, Varnau said.
July 26, 2012
New genetic test predicts prostate cancer risk BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN A genetic test to predict the risk for prostate cancer could reduce the need for repeat biopsies in men who have previously had negative biopsies. In a clinical trial, 1,654 men who had prostate biopsies also had genetic studies conducted that looked for the presence of genetic variations that may have an association with prostate cancer risk. The genetic test outperformed the widely used PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test in assessing cancer risk. Because this “genetic score” is available at any time in a man’s lifetime it could be used as a prescreening test thus leaving aggressive PSA screening only to men at higher genetic risk. The goal is to avoid, particularly in older men, unnecessary repeat biopsy procedures which carry with them the risk of infection and potential hospitalizations. —Findings appear in the journal of European Urology. News release at http://bit.ly/M7iaHV Inhibiting malaria parasite development Malaria is responsible worldwide for more than 1.2 million human deaths annually. Severe forms of the disease are caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum transmitted to humans by the bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. Lack of vaccines, together with the parasite’s ability to develop drug resistance, has thwarted eradication efforts. An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the UC School of Medicine, has identified the first reported inhibitors of a key enzyme essential for the development
and survival of P. falciparum – even in parasites that developed resistance to currently available drugs. People with a natural deficiency in this enzyme are protected from malaria and its deadly symptoms, an observation that triggered the research effort. The hope is the discovery could provide the basis for future anti-malarial drug design. —Findings appear in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. News release at http:// bit.ly/MAaz9u Fighting E. coli infection Despite ongoing public health efforts, E. coli bacteria outbreaks continue to infiltrate the food supply, annually causing significant sickness and death throughout the world. Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have discovered a molecule’s previously unknown role in fighting off E. coli and other bacterial infections. The molecule (known as HVEM), expressed by the cells lining the surface of the lung and intestine, is critical to protecting the body from E. coli, pneumococcus, and other bacterial infections that enter our bodies through our respiratory or intestinal tract linings. But what wasn’t known was that HVEM, together win another receptor, is critically important in turning on an antibacterial response in the epithelial cells that line the body’s mucosal borders of the mouth, nose, intestines, and lungs. Without the two receptors acting in concert to provide this added protection, the body could not withstand these bacterial infections. —The findings are published in the journal Nature. News release at http://bit.ly/NKXAAa
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July 26, 2012
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RSF Art Jury Corner: Grading One of the defining characteristics of Rancho Santa Fe is the beauty of its landforms. Different areas of the Ranch each have their own unique characteristics such as rolling hills, valleys, level pasture, canyons, steep cliffs and ravines. These topographic features give a unique feeling to different areas within the Covenant and act as natural boundaries to define properties and provide beautiful vistas. These landforms are part of what the Covenant describes as Rancho Santa Fe’s “rare landscape features.” Since the inception of the Covenant, the community has grown in a way that has preserved these “rare landscape features” by integrating development with the Ranch’s landforms. Contrast the appearance of the Ranch with developments where the natural landforms have been obliterated and turned into artificial-looking landscapes of manmade, flat pads stair-stepping up the hillsides. The integration of a home with the landscape results from thoughtfully prepared architectural and grading designs. The Art Jury requires grading designs that reflect the unique characteristics of the property for which the home is proposed. Because of the unique nature of each site, a grading proposal that works for one property will not work for another, just as a home proposed for a level lot would not be appropriate for the side of a hill. A successful design will retain the overall form of a lot’s topography while creating enough level area to accommodate a home. Siting a home on a sloping lot requires careful planning to take advantage of the opportunities presented by a sloped topography. It is inappropriate to propose massive grading of a large, flat pad to accommodate a house that was designed for a flat lot rather than a sloping lot. Builders and designers
will often try to impose the features of a “valley floor” home on a hillside lot by proposing single-level floor plans surrounded by large, flat lawns and a wide, circular driveway at the front door. Accommodating those types of features on a hillside requires grading a large, flat pad with the associated artificial cut and fill slopes that not only destroy the form of the hill but also eliminate the unique design possibilities afforded by a sloping lot. Homes can be successfully constructed on a hillside lot by using design solutions that take advantage of the form of the hill itself. Hillside designs can include interesting, multi-level floor plans and yard spaces at different levels that create a variety of living areas and views. A good designer can create a home design on a sloping lot that is as functional and livable as one at the bottom of the valley, but the design of the hillside home will be different from a “flatland” house. By reviewing hillside development with the goal of maintaining the natural form of the land, the Art Jury reduces the amount of required grading. Eliminating needless grading not only helps preserve the “rare landscape features” described in the Covenant but lessens the prominence of structures and increases the diversity of design, thus reinforcing the signature community character of Rancho Santa Fe. For additional guidance on hillside development, property owners should consult the Protective Covenant as well as the “Rancho Santa Fe Residential Design Guidelines” and the “Slope Protection Regulation for Grading and Building Permit Applications” contained within Chapter 41 of the “Rancho Santa Fe Regulatory Code.” These documents are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Association office. — RSF Art Jury
Acclamation tops at Eddie Read Stakes Acclamation extended his winning streak to seven, as the race favorite led wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (Grade I) at Del Mar on July 21. It was also the second consecutive year that he won the event. The 6-year-old Acclamation — who is the nation’s reigning champion older horse — covered the 1 1/8 miles on the turf course in 1:46.86 with Patrick Valenzuela in the irons. Interaction finished 2 3/4 lengths back in second, while Casino Host was third. The next stop for Acclamation, who is trained by Don Warren, and owned by Judy and Bud Johnston and Peter and Mary Hilvers, will likely be in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (Grade I) on Aug. 26, which he won last year, or the Del Mar Handicap (Grade II) on Aug. 25. Photo/Kelley Carlson
RSF Library to hold Ice Cream Social Aug. 3 The RSF Library 2012 Summer Reading Program is coming to an end and another great season will be marked with an Ice Cream Social on Friday, Aug. 3, from noon -2 p.m, at the RSF Community Center Great Room (5970 La Sendita Rancho Santa Fe, 92067). The event will feature a juggler and a big raffle for all the participants of the reading program.
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TPHS graduate comes home to perform at Humphreys Backstage Live event BY CATHERINE KOLONKO A hometown girl who once performed musical theater at Torrey Pines High School returns to San Diego this week to perform her lifeinspired songs during an indie showcase concert July 27 at Humphreys Backstage Live. Alisha Zalkin recently released an EP of five new Alisha Zalkin songs that she Photo/ Jeffrey Fiterman co-wrote with friend and songwriter Tina Shafer. The pair met after Zalkin graduated from UCLA and moved to New York City. Shafer runs the New York Songwriters Circle and once penned a song for Celine Dion, Zalkin said. “It really was a dream to work with her…so we worked together and created this new EP that was just released on June 19,” Zalkin said. “You, Beautiful You,” is one of the songs from the EP that Zalkin has performed in several venues, including a benefit at the Bitter End in New York. The soulful upbeat ballad tells the inspirational story of breaking through emotional darkness to discover an inner light, says Zalkin. The 26-year-old sings it with a bold and soulful voice that evokes styles of power vocalists Celine Dion and Whitney Houston whom she has admired since childhood. “‘Beautiful You’ is uplifting but it also came from a dark place of not knowing who I was and not having the courage or the self confidence to do what I was meant to do,” Zalkin said. Zalkin lived for three years in New York where she initially pursued a musical theater career. It wasn’t long before her love of singing and songwriting pulled her in that direction. “I quickly learned that musical theater was not for me,” she said. She recently moved back to California and lives in Los Angeles. Music influenced Zalkin from an early age. She began taking voice lessons at 8 and was exposed to differing musical genres given her upbringing as a child of a Jewish father and Mexican mother. Her Jewish grandmother was an opera singer and the youngest person to be admitted into the Vienna Conservatory of Music, but lost her chance to attend when she fled to the United States to escape Hitler and the Holocaust. “I was exposed to a big voice when I was little,” Zalkin said, explaining that her grandmother sang in Yiddish for benefit shows and family occasions. “I was singing, gosh, ever since I could speak,” said Zalkin, who graduated from Torrey Pines High School. Zalkin’s parents also contributed to her musical taste and introduced her to the works of Carole King, one of her favorite singer-songwriters. She describes her own style as acoustic pop with a little bit of soul. “That’s just the style that naturally came of out of me and came out of the music that we were creating,” Zalkin said. “March To a Different Beat” is the title
of her new EP and also the title of one her favorite songs on it. She wrote the song after a revealing conversation with her father about what it was like for him to grow up in the ‘60s and ‘70s as a child of immigrant parents who survived the Holocaust, Zalkin said. For the first time she learned how her father “struggled with his identity and fitting in,” and rebelled but then ultimately found his way in life. He graduated from law school and became an advocate for child victims of sexual abuse. “I never knew his life story, the difficulties he faced,” Zalkin said. “He had a very interesting life. I walked away from that conversation just incredibly inspired and proud of who he is and who he’s become.” The Mexican culture from her mother’s side also influenced Zalkin’s music appreciation. Mariachi music filled the home of her Mexican grandmother and during bustling family gatherings, everyone paused in religious deference any time Ave Maria played, she said. “I really understood how sacred music was for one thing, but also it was the common thread between the two different cultures,” Zalkin said. The songs she co-wrote with Shafer also reveal Zalkin’s personal struggles to look inward and discover her real self, to learn the life lesson that sometimes the obstacle in your path is you. “I never looked inward and trusted myself…I was too afraid to be who I knew I should be, who I wanted to be,” Zalkin said. “I always performed so I was always looking for validation outside of myself. Once I went inward…I could really understand myself.” A longtime practitioner of yoga, Zalkin decided to learn to teach it. While working for yoga clothing retailer Lululemon she was encouraged to pursue her interest and eventually devoted 500 hours to the study of becoming a Yogi, she said. Her twitter page features a photograph of her sitting in a yoga pose, eyes closed, her long dark hair draped over a flowing blue dress. While her current EP is available on iTunes, Zalkin hopes to one day sign with a music label to expand her audience and believes it will happen when the time is right, she said. She also wants to use her music to raise awareness about social issues. In the song “Say It To My Face” she sings about the injustice of cyber bullying. “I feel it is my job as an artist to speak to those issues and those truths and bring people together to help each other.” The Friday show at Humphreys, dubbed Indie by Design, will be Zalkin’s second performance in her hometown since leaving New York. Earlier this year she played at The Office in North Park. She describes the upcoming event as a treat for people looking for great live music and relief from day-today worries. Sharing billing with other independent artists, she expects to hit the stage soon after the show begins at 9 p.m. “I’m really, really excited,” she said. In addition, to songs from her latest EP, Zalkin says her set may also include a song with rapping that she covers more as spoken word. “Who says Mexican Jewish girls can’t rap” posted Zalkin in a recent post on her Twitter page. Admission for the Humphreys show is $12; www.humphreysbackstagelive.com. Recordings of Zalkin’s music can be accessed on her web site at www.alishazmusic.com.
July 26, 2012
July 26, 2012
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Youth choir issues call for summer auditions The San Diego Children’s Choir will hold auditions Aug. 28-Sept. 8 in Mira Mesa for choirs in several age groups. The Children’s Choir offers the unique experience of growing musically with other creative individuals from different cultures and experiences. Auditions are required for the Intermediate, Concert and Youth choirs, composed of students in grades 3-12. No auditions are necessary for the Preparatory Choir for firstand second-graders. To reserve an audition time, call (858) 587-1087. For more information, visit sdcchoir.org
LeAnn Rimes to perform at Symphony at Salk gala The 17th annual Symphony at Salk gala will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the outdoor courtyard framed by the Institute’s iconic Louis Kahn-designed buildings. This year’s guest star is country/pop musician LeAnn Rimes, who will perform with the San Diego Symphony under LeAnn Rimes the direction of returning guest conductor Thomas Wilkins. Her biggest hits include “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” and “How Do I Live.” Famed for her rich vocals, Rimes has won numerous awards, including two Grammys, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Tickets are $250 each at (858) 453-4100 ext. 1491, for a pre-concert Champagne reception, concert seating, dinner with wine and refreshments, and reserved parking. Proceeds from the event benefit the biological research at the Institute and its community education programs. The Institute is located at 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037.
BY KAREN BILLING Evolve Physical Therapy and Advanced Wellness wants to help people love every second of living in their body. They see themselves not so much providing physical therapy as allowing a physical transformation. Evolve is co-owned by a team of Rancho Santa Fe residents: Kate Grace, a physical therapist and orthopedic physician assistant; and Annie Fonte, CEO and Chief Inspirational Officer. Training and transformations happen in a place they aim to make feel friendly, inviting and comfortable—Fonte’s dogs will often come out of her office to happily greet clients. Evolve offers post-surgical rehabilitation and treatment of Evolve Physical Therapy and Advanced sports injuries, back and neck Wellness co-owners Kate Grace and pain, chronic pain, work-related Annie Fonte. Photo by Karen Billing. injuries, and knee and hip dysthing to help,” Grace said. functions. Additionally, they ofAt Evolve, there are patients of all fer personal training and small group ages and abilities, from an 89-year-old and team training, as well as F3 (Fun, working on her balance to OlympicFunctional Fitness) classes, Golf Fit, Fit level athletes. to Live classes and Fit 2 Run classes Evolve has four physical therapists with strength conditioning and injury (PT), five PT aides and an Active Reprevention. Evolve also offers acupuncture and lease Technique (ACT) specialist on staff, as well as a massage therapist and massage and hopes to add yoga soon. acupuncturist. The whole team collab“The opportunity to provide more orates to create the best patient care services to people in a different way is plan. what we’re focusing on right now,” “Everyone here is relentless in the Grace said. pursuit of reaching the patient’s goals, “We want to be a one-stop shop whether it’s treating back pain and where people know they’re going to be playing better tennis or to play baseball safe and that they’re going to get betwith their child. Whatever their goal is ter,” Fonte said. “We really take good we will help you get there,” Grace said. care of people so you don’t have to run She said helping patients reach around, it’s all right here.” their goals starts with a key step that Evolve has been in its new Sorrenhas become missing in many medical to Valley location since January after practices, where patients are rushed 19 years in UTC (then known as Kate through appointments and sometimes Grace Physical Therapy). The move diagnoses are missed. marked a big step up in space, going “We spend an hour to an hourfrom 2,200 square feet to 8,000 square and-a-half with patients which is alfeet. most unheard of,” Grace said. “We alThe space was transformed from ways said if we ever have to do anyan “ugly warehouse” to Evolve in a thing that makes us spend less time quick three weeks and they moved in with the patients then we’ll just do without missing a day of seeing pasomething else.” tients. Grace has been in San Diego since The quiet modalities, such as yoga, doing her residency and working at acupuncture and massage, are in one Sharp and Children’s Hospital before “quiet” half of the facility, separate starting her sports medicine practice in from private treatment and evaluation 1985. rooms, a main treatment room and a She has been a sports nut for life. large gym, where music is usually “I grew up with four brothers and pumping. The gym’s equipment and played every sport imaginable,” Grace machines are kept close to the wall, said. leaving as much space as possible for She played college tennis during various forms of training and classes. her undergraduate studies at Kent State “This will never be filled up with (she attended Ohio State for her physiequipment because you don’t operate in the world with a machine, that’s not cal therapy degree) and she currently plays on a national golf amateur cirhow your body works,” Grace said. “We train people in a functional, realis- cuit. She moved to Rancho Santa Fe pritic way.” Each training session is individual- marily for the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club golf course —“I think it’s the best ly designed for the client, for their golf course in San Diego County,” she goals and for their body type after a says — and on that course she has thorough examination been a club champion for nearly 10 Anything is possible—Grace reyears. cently trained a volleyball player who Grace still works as an orthopedic could not bear any weight on her ankle physician assistant at Scripps La Jolla, but still wanted to stay in shape. Grace which she finds to be great for the crafted a whole exercise program on practice as she can sometimes see pabalance ball. tients before, during and after surger“She was drenched in sweat. She ies, having a complete and thorough said, ‘I can’t believe I could do the whole program.’ It doesn’t matter what understanding of them. Fonte also came from a heavy condition you’re in, we can do some-
sports background, also growing up with brothers playing sports and “throwing pitchforks at each other” in rural Colorado. She played volleyball, basketball and ran track, and won a basketball scholarship to Friends University in Kansas. Fonte spent several years working for the founders of Residence Inn before going back to school to get her MBA from Harvard Business School. “My goal was to go to the top school in the world,” Fonte said, who boldly only applied to Harvard and was one of the “chosen ones” to make it in and survive. Grace and Fonte met through their parents in 1991—their parents went to the same church in Northern California and found out both of their daughters lived in San Diego. What started with meeting for coffee and helping out a new San Diegan led to a partnership that has been very successful. Fonte was able to bring her business acumen to complement Grace’s medical field strengths. They have always shared an office, an invisible line separating the business and medical sides. “We don’t have to have meetings to know what’s going on,” said Grace. “We trust each other to know what’s best for our patients and what’s best for our team. That’s how we operate.” Together they have developed the OnTrack System, a unique non-surgical method for the management of patellofemoral dysfunction, a knee disorder that both Grace and Fonte have battled It’s the only system that realigns the patella and can return the joint anatomy back to normal and is now used worldwide. The pair also developed OrthoRx, Inc. in 1995, a research, development and orthopedic product company. In 1997, they created OrthoEd, an international medical education seminar company. Together they have traveled all over the country to help teach medical professionals about effective and successful treatment of patellofemoral dysfunction. “I like what we do. There’s never going to be a hand that comes out of (a machine) to change people’s lives,” Fonte said. “When a patient comes to us, a person who really cares looks them in the eye, asks them how they’re doing today and touches them. The patient knows they’re in good hands, hands that can take them to a whole other level of wellness. They know we’re going to take good care of them. That’s the contribution we get to make every day.” Re-branding themselves as Evolve was part of their hope to establish a lasting legacy with their facility “It’s fun,” Grace said. “How many jobs are there where someone comes in with pain and leaves not in pain? How satisfying is that?” Evolve is located at 11468 Sorrento Valley Road, suite A, San Diego, 92121. For more information call (858) 457-3545 or visit evolveadvancedwellness.com. The second Wednesday of every month at Evolve is “Wellthy Wednesday,” where a speaker comes in to speak on a variety of topics. On Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a speaker on memory. September’s talk will be “Wine, Women and Hormones.”
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RSF Education Foundation to hold annual Newcomers’ Pool Parties The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation is hosting its annual Newcomers’ Pool Parties for new families to the Rancho Santa Fe School District to meet others and make new friends prior to the beginning of the school year. Pool parties are hosted by parents of current students at private homes in Rancho Santa Fe, with refreshments and desserts donated by the Ranch Hands, a group of other families currently in the school. Newcomers’ events are organized by parent volunteers and made possible by donations through the RSF Education Foundation. The Newcomers Chair for 2012-13 is Daniele Pollin. To RSVP to one of the events below, contact Daniele Pollin at 619871-5267; email@example.com (newcomers chair). The parties will be held as follows: •Kindergarten Welcome Pool Party Monday, Aug. 20, noon-3 p.m. •1st- 4th Grade Welcome Pool Party Friday, Aug. 17, noon- 3 p.m. •5th - 8th Grade Welcome Pool Party Wednesday, Aug. 15, noon- 3 p.m.
Former TPHS football coach Ed Burke seeks families to host members of Japanese football team Former Torrey Pines High School football coach Ed Burke is hosting the senior members of the Ritsumeikan Uji Panthers football team from Kyoto, Japan, and is looking for families that are interested in hosting a player. They will arrive the Friday evening, Aug. 17, and depart early Monday morning, Sept. 3. The team will be attending school and practicing at Torrey Pines during their stay, so most of the transportation needs will be similar to that of students attending Torrey Pines. They will be on campus from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m each school day. You will be asked to provide their meals, including a bagged lunch, during the two weeks that they are attending classes. At times the boys will be attending special events where a meal will be supplied or purchased by the player at no expense to you. A daily stipend of $15 will be provided to help offset your food and gas expenses. This will be the sixth year that the senior members of the Panthers football team have attended Torrey Pines, and every year has been a wonderful opportunity to get to know extraordinary young men from another culture. Many of the former host families have established a lasting friendship with their player that remains active today – a truly special experience. If interested, please contact Ed Burke by phone at (760) 331-7412 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morgan Run Club & Resort to participate in ClubCorp Charity Classic Morgan Run Club & Resort recently announced that it will, on Saturday, Aug. 4, participate in the 2012 ClubCorp Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major annual philanthropic openhouse event. In 2011, the popular ClubCorp Charity Classic raised $1.5 million nationwide for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Augie’s Quest and other deserving charities. Morgan Run Club & Resort invites the public to participate in the events listed below: 5K Run/Walk $40 members/$60 non-members Tennis $40 Members/$60 non-members Court Sponsor $125 Tennis & Court Sponsor $150 Hole Sponsor $250 Golf & Hole Sponsor $350 Classic Party Dinner $50 members/$60 non-members Golf Foursome $1,000 includes eight dinner tickets, four entries to walk, run, tennis and golf and hole sponsorship “We are thrilled to be able to open our club to the community during this exciting event,” said Dan Hewitson, general manager at Morgan Run Club & Resort. “It is an honor to be a part of this ClubCorp tradition that benefits our local community and makes a positive impact on the lives of so many.” Since its inception in 2007, ClubCorp’s Charity Classic has raised nearly $6.5 million benefitting charities including MDA’s Augie’s Quest, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation. This year, more than 150 golf and country clubs and business and sports clubs around the country will again open their courses and dining rooms to an estimated 25,000 members, guests, and patrons for tournaments, dining events, auctions, and social extravaganzas throughout the country. To participate or to sign up for this event, please visit the ClubCorp Charity Classic web site at www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com or call the club at (858) 756-2471.
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Multi-talented RSF resident helps give deserving entrepreneurs a chance BY KATHY DAY As a man who helps new entrepreneurs with good ideas get a kickstart in business, Doug Giese passes on some sage advice that someone once gave him. Starting a business, he said, is like being a Mississippi riverboat gambler: It’s a closed community. They don’t bet everything on one roll of the dice and if they don’t play fair, no one will play with them. The same is true when starting a company, he said. “Conserve cash, don’t be crazy and get a real good board of directors,” said the Rancho Santa Fe resident who is on the board of Tech Coast Angels (www.techcoastangels.com) and is a founder and vice president of its seed track program. The organization, the largest investor network of its kind in the country, assists earlystage companies with capital
and guidance, while its seed program focuses on those with proven technology that generally don’t qualify for traditional angel or venture capital funding. Giese is also involved with a start-up company, Agile Nanotech Inc., that’s applying technology from UCLA’s nanotechnology lab to use infrared light to look into muscles to determine oxygen levels. He said the concept is something that could be of great value to “higher-end athletes who want more specific performance data.” The company is working the Human Performance Laboratory at San Diego State University and a consultant from UC Davis to advance the idea and expects to file for a provisional patent in three to six months, he added. An engineer who says his parents embody the
Quick Facts Name: Doug Giese Distinction: Finished graduate school in two and a half years. Founder/CEO of AP Labs. Board member and founder/VP Seed Track San Diego Tech Coast Angels. Founder/CEO of Agile Nanotech, Inc. Original manager of the TRW Military Electronics Division Software Organization. Education: B.E. in biomedical and electrical engineering, M.S./Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from Vanderbilt University. Family: He and his wife Debbie have been married for 36 years. She is a past-president and member of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. They have two children. Michael, 22, recently graduated from Emerson College in screenwriting/business. Adriene, 25, was married June 16, 2012, at the Church of the Nativity and is starting medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in August. Interests: Family, friends, photography, sailing, camping, coaching RSF Little League. Reading: “Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan” by Rajiv Chandrasekaran; “From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America” by Gen. James Longstreet; “Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847” by Winston Groom; “Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It” by Robert Clarke and Richard Knake. Favorite films: Casablanca, Das Boat, Out of Africa, Seven Samurai, The King’s Speech. Favorite local getaways: Wild Animal Park, Mille Fleurs for RSF Book Club Meetings, Anza Borrego. Philosophy: The Golden Rule. On a less serious note, “Everywhere I go, there I am.”
American story, Giese married Debbie, his high school sweetheart from Palos Verdes High School. His family moved there after his dad, who grew on a wheat farm and dropped out of school in eighth grade, married his mom, who was raised on a cattle ranch. “After they married, he got a Ph.D. in electrical engineering,” he recalled, noting they first settled in Gardena before moving to Rolling Hills. His own educational track took him to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical and electrical engineering, along with a master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Debbie, an acclaimed artist who is active in the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, followed him and attended college there as well. She’s an active member of the Church of the Nativity; he concedes he’s “the wayward husband” and not as involved as she is. Their daughter Adriene recently became the first Nativity School graduate to be married at the church. His first job out of college was with TRW in Redondo Beach where he was involved with the early stages of artificial intelligence and the LANDSAT imaging systems. But the couple “didn’t like L.A.,” Geise said, so when the company opened its San Diego division he came here to manage the software group. But he “got the bug to start his own company,” and with three friends launched AP Labs, which developed complex signaling processes and rugged computers and consulted mostly with the military on such projects as submarines B2 bomber. After selling his share of the company in 2002, he joined Tech Coast Angels. While Giese says as “an engineer I’m not too crazy,” he enjoys ocean sailing and once sailed single-handed in a storm from Los Angeles to San Diego on a 22-foot boat. He also likes driving his Jeep off road – slowly — in the Southern California deserts. Debbie, who camped
Doug Giese with his family at daughter Adriene’s recent wedding at Church of the Nativity in RSF: (L-R) Doug, daughter Adriene, wife Debbie, son Michael. Photo/John Riedy Photography and did the off-road trips with Doug when Adriene and Michael – now college grads – were younger, is not too keen about sailing, he noted, especially because of her memories of that trip to San Diego. Facing rough conditions near Catalina, he said, he recalled being told that “if you can’t do anything else, just go below and rest.” So he battened down the hatches, dropped anchor and tried to sleep. The next morning, sails shredded and his radio direction finder broken, he set out again even though he couldn’t see land or sky to aid his navigation. At one point, he “got a brief glimpse of Oceanside.” Meanwhile, he said, Debbie called the Coast Guard and asked if she should be concerned. They answered, “Yes, be very concerned.” Although they didn’t launch a search that night because of the conditions, the next day they sent out a helicopter. “They held out a sign that said ‘Are you Doug Giese,’” he recalled. “I said, ‘Yes and my house is right over there.” He finished the
trip. Giese also enjoys photography, a hobby he took up when their children were involved in sports. Daughter Adriene attended Rice University on a soccer scholarship and was named Defensive Player of the Year in
“Conserve cash, don’t be crazy and get a real good board of directors.” — Doug Giese Conference USA play while there. “I couldn’t stand to watch the games,” he said, so he went and bought a full complement of lenses and cameras. He’s even entered photos in the San Diego County Fair and on occasion has taken photos for friends. He also enjoys taking a walk in the park – the San Diego Safari Park. “I can’t exercise on a treadmill,” he said, so every morning he makes the 20-minute drive from their Rancho Santa Fe home to the park that they’ve been members of for 30 years. “It’s a place to get away
and clear your head,” he said, adding that he also talks to the keepers and gets the “inside stories” that come with getting to know people he sees daily. During their 17 years in the Ranch, Giese has made some good friends, several of whom are members of a small book club that meets regularly either at Mille Fleurs or The Inn. They read mostly history and some books about finance, but they recently took up a book about storm sailing that mentions Giese’s trip, “Kawabunga’s South Sea Adventure” by Charles Dewell. In a chapter about a “Storm at Sea,” Dewell wrote, “In my misery I thought of my friend Doug Giese and thought that he would probably love this situation. He and I used to go storm sailing off Point Loma in San Diego. What a madman …” During his own night at sea, Giese said, he kept thinking “that’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done. It’s cold and raining …” Today, he said, if he did it again, he’d be sure that he had a working radio and a cell phone. But repeating that trip isn’t on the horizon because he’s not sailing much these days. Right now, he’s in the middle of a whirlwind of activities that started with Michael’s graduation from Emerson University, where he earned a degree in screenwriting that he hopes to combine with a strong background in computers to find a job. Then came Adriene’s wedding and then his and Debbie’s 36th anniversary. Next, they’re off to Boise for a nephew’s wedding before heading to Galveston for the “white coat ceremony” marking Adriene’s entry into medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “It’s been pretty intense,” he said while enjoying a quiet moment at Thyme in the Ranch. “We enjoy living here. People are very nice … It’s a good place for kids to grow up.”
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Mental illness is an issue that must be addressed We at the International Bipolar Foundation mourn the loss of those killed in the tragic shootings Friday, July 20. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and all those affected. We recognize that this senseless shooting will stimulate many conversations about gun laws, public safety, violence and their association to mental illness. James Holmes, the alleged gunman, opened fire on innocent moviegoers during a midnight screening of the “The Dark Knight Rises” at an Aurora, Colorado theater, leaving 12 people dead and more than 50 wounded. Although his actions clearly dem-
onstrate that Mr. Holmes was grappling with demons, it is too early in the investigation to know if he has a mental illness or not. His actions, however, do beg us to look more closely at our nation’s mental health system. According to Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., a leading authority on the association of violence and severe mental illness and founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, “People with mental illnesses who are being treated are not more dangerous than the general population, but evidence has become overwhelming that untreated severe mental illnesses are a significant contributor to violent acts, including homicides and a large percentage of ram-
page murders.” More than 75 million American adults and 12.8 million children have a mental illness (three times the number of those with diabetes and 10 times the number of ALL cancers combined). Deep cuts to state spending on services for adults and children with mental illnesses has resulted in significant reductions in hospital and community services. With one in four Americans suffering from a diagnosable mental illness, the impact on society is staggering. Despite the alarming number of people affected with a mental illness, statistics show that only one-third of these individuals seek treatment. Ac-
cording to Dr. Thomas Insel of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), psychiatry is the only part of medicine where there is actually greater stigma for receiving treatment for these illnesses than for having them. Four of the 10 leading causes of disability worldwide are mental disorders. Why then do we continue to veil it in silence, bringing it out only when tragedies such as this senseless shooting occur? Mental illness is an issue that we as a community and a nation must address. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 with no regard to race, gender, religion or socio-economic status. Get involved – who is your 1 in 4? For more information about the International Bipolar Foundation or to get involved in our anti-stigma campaigns, please visit: www.InternationalBipolarFoundation.org Muffy Walker MSN., MBA; President International Bipolar Foundation
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In the heat of summer, Torrey Pines High’s football team prepares for fall BY ROB LEDONNE Summer vacation is a time for many high school students to hit the beach, make some extra money and, above all, relax. For the members of the Torrey Pines High School football program, however, summer is mostly about gearing up for fall. Like warriors getting battle-ready, teammates prepare themselves both physically and mentally all summer long for an autumn full of games that capture the school’s and community’s attention. On this particular Tuesday, it’s 9 a.m. sharp when the members of the team arrive at the gym on the otherwise quiet campus of Torrey Pines High School. Before anyone has a chance to think, Coach Scott Ashby, a 20-year veteran of the football program at TPHS, is going through the day’s training routine and the teenagers are doing a variety of circuit workouts, whether it’s inside with weights or outside on the field. “We’re very fortunate to be part of a school where kids want to work hard, and we’re very proud of that,” Ashby ex-
Miles Ahles spots 6’7, 325-pound offensive lineman Jacob Alsadek in the weight room. RSF’s Alsadek recently verbally committed to play for the Arizona Wildcats in 2013. Photos/Rob LeDonne plains later at his office a few feet away from the gym. That work ethic could stem from the fact that football at Torrey Pines has a long and storied history. Having churned out numerous players for the National Football League, its record is distinguished in Southern California.
When Ashby first joined the football program as assistant coach (under the now-legendary Ed Burke who retired in 2007), the school won its first league title, then went on to reign supreme over El Camino for the CIF Division II title. Since then, numerous championships have followed. Now it’s all about preserving that legacy which includes buckling down during the summer, and Coach Ashby and his team wouldn’t have it any other way. “As a high school football coach, not to sound trite, but you have to be all in; this is what you do. This kids want to come out and perform (to the best of their ability),” Ashby said. “I know Torrey Pines has a good history and I wanted to be part of something big,” explained Jack Condon, a senior who has been part of the team for the past four years. “This is what it takes. It’s a lot to handle but you’re not here all day; I love coming here and lifting. Sometimes it gets tough, but I look forward to it. It’s fun.” Condon also spoke about combating a perception that most football players just simply hop on the field in the fall. “In terms of intensity, it’s pretty consistent throughout the entire year. Even during the season we have to prepare for new teams.” Coach Ashby, who says he doesn’t get tired mentally of the demands and pressure of the job, explained he “absolutely gets physically tired. Everything from training, to planning to practices, to scouting takes a bit of time. Then, during the season, it becomes a seven-day a week job. Winter break is really the first time you’re able to really relax.” Roland Wheeler, an incoming sophomore who plays junior varsity, points out the key factor that enables many want to work as hard as they do: “I feel like our team is a family. We really know each other and spend a lot of time together. We’re certainly pretty close.” Coach Ashby agrees with that sentiment: “Teaching and coaching is a very rewarding profession. Players come to you with all kinds of different issues. In my years as a teacher and coach, I think I’ve been involved with trying to help in every kind of situation.” The camaraderie of the football program is apparent in the weight room during the morning training session; teammates cheer each other on while trying to reach new lifting goals and pushing themselves a little harder, and all the while Coach Ashby is right there with simultaneous stern and positive encouragement. “This has all made me a lot more mature about every-
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Teammate Ryan Bath, a senior, participates in an early morning workout at Torrey Pines High School in preparation for the upcoming fall football season. thing. I manage my time better, I manage my grades better,” explained senior Andrew Maneval, concerning the impact that summer training and the football program in general has on his life. “I never know what to do with myself when the entire season finally wraps up. I find myself just sitting in the team room.” Despite a two-week, no-contact period, (implemented so as not to overwork the players and give them at least a little chunk of vacation time), both the varsity and junior varsity teams prepare pretty much the entire summer. Throughout August, the full team will meet every day of the week besides Sunday, doing everything from working out, to on-field practices, to scrimmages towards the end of the month. It all leads up to their first official game on Aug. 31 versus San Pasqual. For Coach Ashby and the team, all of the hard work becomes worthwhile when hitting the field in the fall. “The beauty of coaching is that you get to be part of people’s lives, and become totally invested in their accomplishments.” For more on Torrey Pines football, check out the web: www.tphsfootball.com/
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RSF Community Center offers Animal Artshop and NASA Space Academy Camp July 30-Aug. 3 Robb Daly’s Awesome Animal Artshop! Do not miss Robb’s Awesome Animal Artshop Camp the week of July 30 - Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spend a week interacting with unique and exotic reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish from around the globe. Create awesome animal artwork, wind sculptures, rain sticks, hummingbird houses, sand paintings and more! An art show and pizza party will top off the week. NASA Space Academy Camp! Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in the NASA Space Academy Camp, schedule for July 30-Aug. 3. Children can explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build and launch your own rocket! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission and build a model space station. This stellar camp is your ticket to the stars as you journey through the galaxy! “Camp Rancho!” In addition to our specialty camps, our Rec. staff leaders (with boundless energy!) offer our popular, daily “Camp Rancho” all summer Monday through Friday. Each week has a fun, new theme and there’s something for every child. Please see our summer schedule below. Your child may sign up for one day at a time or for the whole week. Spots fill up fast, so please register early. For more information visit our website at www. rsfcc.org or call us at 858-756-2461. Ages: 6-12 years 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Extended care 8-9 a.m., and 3-5 p.m., $15/hr.) Daily - $60 Field Trip Day- $85 Full Week $250 America’s Finest City Week July 25: Balboa Park July 26: Mission Beach July 27: Beach
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Splish Splash Week July 30: Paddle Boarding July 31: Beach August 1: The Wave August 2: Beach August 3: Birch Aquarium
Del Mar · Offered at $800,000-$975,000
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Awesome Art Week August 6: Beach August 7: Museum of Man August 8: Park August 9: Children’s Museum August 10: Art on the Beach Around the World Week August 13: Old Town August 14: Beach August 15: Little Italy August 16: San Diego Airport August 17: Inflatable World Summer FUN FINALE Week! August 20: Jump Sky High Trampolines August 21: Rock Climbing August 22: Sea World August 23: Wild Animal Park August 24: Disneyland
The Crosby · Offered at $1,199,000-$1,425,000
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“On Top Of The World”-The Covenant
“Enchanting and Charming”-The Covenant
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This enchanting single story estate situated on one private acre captures the timeless beauty and romantic style of a California Hacienda. Located in the Covenant, within walking distance to the village, golf club and school and is surrounded by lush lawns, mature trees and vegetation. The home encompasses 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
Extraordinary elegance with Mediterranean influences perched high on a hilltop in Rancho Santa Fe’s signature Covenant. Situated on 2.95 lushly landscaped acres, with dynamite 360degree panoramic views of the mountains, valleys and countryside. Graced with high quality and craftsmanship throughout, this 4-plus bedroom, 4.5-bath main home embodies the essence of Southern California living at its finest.
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Rancho Paciﬁca $9,350,000
RSF-The Bridges $8,495,000
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This architecturally masterful convenient Westside, Rancho Santa Fe custom-built estate set on 1.06 peaceful and quiet view acres, is located in the private gated enclave of Horseman’s Valley. Upon entering the residence you are amazed at the sense of warmth, style and peacefulness and you are captivated by the easy flowing floor plan, the abundance of French doors, walls of glass, verandas and loggias making the indoors and outdoors seem seamless.
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‘Back in the Race’ with The Country Friends
Diane Randolph, Jutta Miller
Dwight Wait and Andrea Naversen
The Country Friends hosted “Back in the Race” at the 48th Annual Day at the Races on July 22. Held at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in the Seabiscuit Skyroom, attendees enjoyed a day of events including a Fairbanks Ranch Buffet, a silent auction and men’s and women’s hat contests. The Country Friends is a 501c(2) nonprofit organization supporting and raising funds for more than 20 designated charities throughout San Diego County. Photos/Jon Clark
Tim Stripe, Dwight Wait
Donald McKahan, Wolfgang Horn
Marci Cavanaugh, Patricia Mogul, Deb Cross
Dorota Pearson, Scotty Masters
Bogdan Madurowicz, Kelly Modurowicz, Wendis Aposhian
Anna Waite, Marci Cavanaugh
Jim and Jessica Bottrell
Terri Salyers Chivetta, Cheri Salyers
Tim Stripe, Janean Stripe, Deb Cross, Shana Witkin
Jere and Joyce Oren
Racing to the finish
Herb Umphreyville, Kay Warriner
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(Above) Ulla Updegraff, Erika Horn; (Left) Sally Schulze, Carol DeWitt
‘Back in the Race’ with The Country Friends continued... Photos/Jon Clark Terri Dickson, Dwight Wait Ivy and Michael O’Neill Star Powell, Leigh Shugart
Rudy Giuliani to be featured speaker at ‘Solutions for Change’ fundraiser Rudy Giuliani, 107th mayor of New York City (19942001), will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 22 fundraising dinner “An Evening to Remember…with Rudy Giuliani,” at La Costa Resort & Spa, Rudy Giuliani which benefits Vistabased nonprofit North County Solutions for Change. The event will include a dinner, silent and live auctions, and Giuliani’s keynote address. Solutions for Change has worked since 1999 to solve family homelessness in North County. In that time, the organization has saved taxpayers more than $28 million by helping families permanently solve their homelessness. The organization’s Solutions University program gives individuals access to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to become and stay self-sufficient. Proceeds will benefit the Solutions for Change Finding Our Way Home initiative, whose goal is to lead 200 families and their 400 children out of homelessness within three years. “We encourage everyone in the com-
munity to attend this inspiring fundraiser,” said Solutions president and CEO Chris Megison. “This is an opportunity to hear one of the landmark leaders of our time while helping Solutions for Change solve family homelessness in North County.” Giuliani led New York City through a tumultuous and challenging time. Under his leadership, more than 640,000 people were moved from the welfare rolls to the dignity of self-sufficiency, the overall crime rate was reduced 56 percent and the murder rate declined by two-thirds. Giuliani is widely acknowledged for extraordinary leadership when the city confronted its greatest challenge—the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Last year, Solutions for Change’s fundraiser featured keynote speaker Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) and distinguished Stanford University professor. “People are still talking about last year’s An Evening to Remember…with Condoleezza Rice,” said Megison. “We expect this year’s Evening to Remember to be bigger, better and even more memorable.” More information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities is available at www.SolutionsForChange.org/events or by calling (760) 941-6545 ext. 320.
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‘Jammin Under the Stars’
Charger girl Katie, former Charger great Darren Sproles, Charger girl Kylie Daniel Fefferman, Carissa Barber, Jennifer Telfer, Mark Zagami
Quentin Jammer leads the way in the golf competition
The unique and valuable auction items generated great interest
Pete, Layna & Alexandra Lizarraga
Cathy Paulsen, Barb Dykmans, Kelley Kupfer
Sean and Maria Barry, Cindy and Curtis Cerenzie. Maria and Cindy are co-owners of event sponsor Le Dimora Beautiful Living.
Vicki Godleski, Bryan Streit, David Streit, Jeannie Wong
Jim Fairweather, Barry Lynn, Erica & Josh Byrd, J.R. & Ashley Glaser of sponsor Hudson Printing
Pouria Parsa of sponsor Luxx Limo with Michelle Kong
The third annual fundraising event, “Jammin Under the Stars” was held at the RSF estate of Rich and Jennifer Enright July 21 to benefit the programs supported by the Jammer Family Foundation (JFF). The event was organized under the direction of San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer, JFF Executive Director Rob Powell, JFF Board member Jolane Crawford of Schubach Aviation, and event hosts, the Enrights. Top San Diego chefs provided catering and the evening’s festivities included unique silent and live auction items, a golf skills challenge, casino gaming, entertainment and dancing. Guests mingled with members of the San Diego Chargers football team and the Charger Girls in support of programs that empower the students of San Pasqual Academy (SPA), the first national residential education campus for foster teens. Visit www.jammerfoundation.org. Photos/Rob McKenzie
Marc Chase and Rick Ahumada of Symbolic Motor Company with Quentin Jammer
Greg Weisman, John & Carolyn Konecki, Barry Fefferman, Brett Pernicano
Joshua Westphal, Jolane & Kevin Crawford, Ryan Westphal
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Hosts Rich & Jennifer Enright, Jeannie & Tommy Wong
Daemon Hruda, Michael Dawson and Kimberly Herrell of sponsor Schubach Aviation with Ryan Herrell
Quentin Jammer (right) with brother Quandre Diggs and cousin Kowanza Albro
‘Jammin Under the Stars’ cont.
Host Rich Enright’s mom Dorothy Kner, B.J. Schnelker Rick Fahmie, Melanie Heisey Billy Ray Smith, Savannah Smith, Kimberly Hunt
Winners of the Woodford Reserve Polo Classic: (Right to left) Hanalei Bay: Krista Bonaguidi, Ron Bonaguidi, Mariano Fassetta, Chris Collins (Left) Katherine Bruun and friend get their faces painted by a local artist.
Mariano Gutierrez of Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve Polo Classic The Woodford Reserve Polo Classic was held July 15 at the San Diego Polo Club. Woodford Reserve hosted VIP members and guests in the Polo Lounge, treating guests to an assortment of specialty Woodford cocktails. For more information, visit www.sandiegopolo.com. Photos by Dominick Lemarie.
Guests watch the Ballistic Racers Flyball Team at Intermission.
Mercury Insurance Open The RSF Tennis Club’s Derek Miller and Allie Bradshaw competed in the Tennis Pro Mixed Semifinal at the Mercury Insurance Open at La Costa Resort on July 21. In a close match, they competed against M. Fuller (Rancho Valencia Tennis Club) and K. Zheltova (Davis Tennis Club). Fuller and Zheltova won 6-2, 5-7, 10-4. Photos/Lili Myers
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Horizon welcomes Phil Wickham Food Truck Festival Guests enjoyed delicious treats at the Phil Wickham Food Truck Festival held July 22 at Horizon Christian Fellowship in Rancho Santa Fe. The event also featured special guest Bryan Jennings. For more information, visit www.horizon.org Photos/Jon Clark
There was a huge turnout for the Food Truck
Brian Burgert, Ken Mead Kim Hurlock, Alsdy Herns, Heather Hurlock
Lucy Clark, Scott Clark, Nicole Kim, Steven Kim
Ana Zeledon, Jenna Wilson, Carol Lyle
CLUBHOUSE continued from page 1 $50,000 in the bank. Now there is almost $400,000. Previously the overhead was $160,225 per year, but Helen Dizio has helped slash it down to $76,000 by trimming paid personnel and various items such as the club’s multiple phone lines. The club receives a lot of its income from the Upscale Resale Shoppe downstairs, which brings in about $112,000 per year. “The Shoppe is a real success story,” Steve Dizio said. “We cleaned it up, renovated it and put more standard controls in place.” Outside events such as bar mitzvahs, weddings, Osher lecture series, Cotillion and other clubhouse rentals bring in about $52,450 per year, while club events like the garden tour generate $20,000 per year. The net income minus the present overhead is $138,450 per year. A study showed that the building is unused 69 percent of the time— it is used by the community 20 percent of the time, 6 percent by the club itself and 5 percent by rentals. For now, tireless volunteer hours take care of all
the various duties to help the club run like a business. Paid, professional management would require a general manager, a clerical person, an accountant, auditor, someone to open up the building for events or show it to clients, but there isn’t the funding to staff such management. “The bottom line is we have to find a way to keep this building or find a way to manage it without a board willing to put the time into managing it for free,” Steve Dizio said. “There’s no big line of volunteers coming up behind them. Demographically the world’s changing…Time is not as available to the present younger generation and we have to think about the club not looking backward but looking forward.” The Garden Club owns the clubhouse and there is no debt and no deed restrictions on selling. A private appraisal done in 2011 valued the building at $2,640,000. In looking at the possible solutions, selling the club wasn’t deemed a realistic option, as it would mean the Garden Club would lose its building and immeasurable community value. “I think we can afford the luxury of an empty building,” said one 40-year
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Garden Club member. “This is the only thing we have for the whole community. So many times when there’s been no other place to hold something, we had it here.” Many seemed to be in favor of partnering with another group, such as the RSF Association or The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. In exchange for management, the partnering group could use the facility however they wanted while still giving the Garden Club access. “The partnership concept is a win-win situation. Someone else maintains the building, we still keep the club and add more membership,” said Camille Zeleny, a Shoppe volunteer. She said it doesn’t make sense to continue on as they have been, “pulling teeth” to get the necessary volunteer hours or spending money they don’t have on a paid manager. Many liked the idea of the Association as a partner while others saw The Inn as a great potential partner. “Let them take (the building) on a special events basis,” said Louise SmithPeters, a member since 1977. “They have their own special events people that know what they’re doing, let them go after the weddings.” Others were still not sure about partnerships.
Shannon, Jacob, and Christian Carinna Prince, Brittany Reed, Alexis Beery, KaWorthen rissa Low, Zoe Low “I believe this organization is a cornerstone and landmark for Rancho Santa Fe and I think our independence is important,” said John Peck. “I don’t want to hook up with anyone.” Peck proposed increasing membership dues (currently dues are $8 a month) and bringing on a paid manager. Helen Dizio said anytime that they have brought on a paid manager it has gone downhill. “The best way to run the club is with member volunteers. The success we’ve had the last couple of years has been because of the people at this table,” she said, motioning to the board. “But we’re a very small group. The problem is (the lack of) volunteers.” Resident Jackie Blank asserted that the “person power” they need is just going to be harder to find. Blank agreed that a paid manager would be more viable because the club is not going to get the volunteers that existed in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Bill Schlosser, a longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident, said that something also needs to be done about the declining membership. Membership is down to 350 and the club should do
more to reach out to new people. Resident Lois Jones said that one problem is people don’t even know how to become new members, admitting that for a long time she believed you had to be invited. Jones said so many great things have happened at the club since 2010 and they don’t want to lose that momentum. “We need to make people aware what a beautiful jewel we have and how they can participate,” Jones said. For more information on the RSF Garden Club and how to become a member, visit www.rsfgardenclub.org
CHIEF continued from page 1 Wellhouser said while the crime rate is still very low in Rancho Santa Fe, people need to remember to lock everything up. One positive increase the Patrol saw in the first part of 2012 was an increase in suspicious person calls, a sign that residents are being more vigilant. The Patrol recorded 67 suspicious person calls, up from 41 in the same months last year. Many of the cases involve door-to-door solicitor scams — individuals pretending to sell magazine subscriptions.
The Patrol has also seen a 6 percent reduction in traffic collisions from the same period last year. Wellhouser attributes the reduction to hard work and collaboration with the CHP on providing greater presence in areas that are problematic or get the most complaints from residents. Many of the crashes in the area are handled by the CHP, but the Patrol is called on for injury accidents. As reported in this newspaper, Wellhouser said, unfortunately, Rancho Santa Fe just had a hit and run accident on July 6 resulting in the death of 19-year-old cyclist Angel Bojorquez, who was riding home from work at Albertsons on Via de la Valle. A RSF Patrol officer was the one who discovered Bojorquez on the side of the road. The driver of the vehicle, Jin Hyuk Byun, was arrested on July 8. In the first six months, the Patrol has also conducted 118 requested security checks. “Please call us when you leave for a trip,” Wellhouser said. “We’ll check the house and make sure everything’s A-OK.” For nonemergencies, contact the RSF Patrol at 858-756-4372. For emergencies, call 911.
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Patriot Profiles: ‘It’s more than just an arms-to-arms fight over here’ BY JEANNE MCKINNEY This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. When a 19- year-old kid from the Midwest is carrying a rifle through the poppy fields of Afghanistan, a sweet sound is the thumpthump of an attack helicopter approaching. The aircraft is coming to support that Infantryman on the ground, who shoulders immense responsibility for his team, commander and country. The young warrior fights a different fight from what his grandfather fought in conventional wars, when it was one uniform verses the next. Today, an Infantryman is trained to seek out and destroy a lethal enemy that is hard to identify and must also foster cultural survival after that enemy is gone. “It’s more than just an arms-to-arms fight over here”, says Captain Justin Lane Jackson, who’s into his fourth deployment, currently based in Helmand Province. “In the same day that kid is carrying a rifle, he may have to facilitate the growth of the local economy, see that kids are going to school, and make sure a
population that is largely illiterate has the understanding and ability to vote for their elected leaders.” Jackson continues, “To that end the people can know exactly what they’re living for and working towards. We’re asking a generation of Marines and soldiers to do things our grandfathers didn’t have to do. The challenge for us is to adapt and be flexible.” Captain Jackson flies the skies of Afghanistan where dirt can hang in the air as thick as uncertainty. His day-to-day job is to help young Marines return home as heroes, not casualties. He’s a “Whiskey” man, proudly flying an AH-1W Super Cobra or “Whiskey” — the Marine Corps twin blade aircraft that creates a distinct rotor noise. The Cobra has two pilots and the only other space on the helicopter is reserved for ordnance – toting an impressive arsenal of guns, rockets, and missiles. “It’s built for a very narrow purpose – close air support”, states Jackson, who calls himself “eyes in the skies”
for ground troops. “Throughout all my blessed opportunities of education and training – all the money that’s been invested to get me where I’m at today – my sole purpose in my career is to support that 19-year-old kid.” Jackson didn’t wait for destiny – he created it. “I was pretty dead set I wanted to be a Navy pilot. You grow up watching Top Gun and you think how awesome it would be to do something amazing like that.” His stepfather, who had served in the Army during World War II, encouraged him to go to a service academy. It was during his sophomore year at Annapolis when Jackson saw the second twin tower fall. “We entered a year before the world changed, before everything in our country changed. You see the names of Naval Academy graduates etched in stone in Memorial Hall – men who have died in war decades ago. You have a strong sense of patriotism and pride, but you don’t
Outdoor film series plays through August The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla is ready to roll on its sixth annual “Flicks on the Bricks,” open-air film and wine series. Series tickets include “four memorable films and delightful summer wine pairings selected by Barbara Baxter,” at $60 for members and $80 for non-members. Individual screenings are $17 members and $22 for non-members. The films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, and 23, on the Athenaeum Outdoor Patio, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Doors open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org On the Marquee: • Aug. 2: “Some Like It Hot” (1959) Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) is a ukulele-playing vocalist in an all-girl band. Two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), on the run from the mob, join Sugar’s traveling troupe by hilariously donning makeup and dresses to hide their identity. Paired with Champagne and California bubbles. • Aug. 9: “Under the Tuscan Sun” (2003) Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) is a 35-year-old writer who has just gone through a divorce that has left her with terminal writer’s block. In a drastic step, she buys a house in the Tuscan countryside after a visit to Italy. A new life includes a new love that gives her the fresh start she was looking for. Paired with vino toscano. • Aug. 16: “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974) In 1934, a trainful of suspects and one murder victim make the trip from Istanbul to Calais especially interesting. Super sleuth Hercule Poirot sets out to solve the mystery. An entertaining Agatha Christie mystery-whodunit, ably supported by a remarkable all-star cast, including AlbertFinney, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. Paired with vino español. • Aug. 23: “Sabrina” (1954) Audrey Hepburn stars as Sabrina, an impressionable chauffeur’s daughter. Sabrina is mad about David Larabee (William Holden), a notorious playboy, but is whisked away to France by her father, only to return a sophisticated lady of fashion. When she returns, David’s head is suddenly turned to her. His brother, Linus Humphrey Bogart), however, seeks to enhance the family’s wealth by marrying him off to an heiress and begins to pursue Sabrina himself to divert her from David’s intentions. Paired with vin français.
know them, don’t know their faces and their stories. After Sept. 11, it became very personal.” “A lot of guys I really respected started choosing Marine Corps verses Navy. When I saw the amount of sacrifice they were going through, deep down inside I knew my path was to become a Marine and serve my country in a time of war.” The death of a good friend and other Naval Academy graduates Jackson knew and admired made him bitter and jaded. “I made some bad decisions — got into trouble.” Even though he had turned himself in to his superiors, he was forwarded for separation all the way up to the Commandant of Midshipmen, Colonel Allen — the last say. The Colonel saw something below the surface in this wayward Midshipman. “Even though my offense was egregious, in terms of Naval Academy rules and regulations, he decided to retain me,” remembers Jackson. Now this dutiful pilot goes to work each day for the man who believed in him. Colonel Allen advanced SEE PATRIOT, PAGE 20
Captain Justin L. Jackson - Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Lamberth
Above: Capt. Justin Jackson checks settings on control board prior to takeoff – Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Lamberth. Right: Patrol in Poppy Fields
Israeli Olympic fencer to discuss experience at 1972 Olympics Aug. 7 in RSF As the world prepares to watch the Olympics, here in Rancho Santa Fe, residents will have the honor of hearing firsthand from one of the five Israeli Olympic survivors, Dan Alon, of the Munich Olympics in 1972. Forty years later, Dan Alon will recount his “Munich Memoir” at an event hosted by Chabad Jewish Center of RSF on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at a private RSF residence. Nothing had prepared Israeli fencer Dan Alon for what he would face when he finally qualified and made it to the Munich Olympics. Despite the years of preparation, the training and the dedication, he could not have known how a single Black September day would shatter his dreams and fracture his life. Surviving the Munich Massacre was the
beginning of Alon’s 40-year struggle to understand why he was spared, why his was not among the mangled remains of murdered Israeli Olympic athletes left on the tarmac at Feldenfurstenbruck Airport. After years of suffering, Alon found that telling his tale freed him to rejoin the living. This is that story, a story of courage, of hope, and, ultimately a story of love. This is Dan Alon’s Munich Memoir. For more information, please contact Chabad Jewish Center of RSF Lecture Series at 858-756-7571 or info@jewishRSF.com. RSVP required. Space is limited. Visit www.JewishRSF. com. An autographed copy of “Munich Memoir” will be available for purchase.
OBITUARIES Arnold J. Kapan 1924 – 2012 Arnold Kapan passed away July 22, 2012. Please join us to celebrate his life on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 2:30pm at the Village Community Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow. Please sign the guest book online at www. legacy.com/obituaries/ ranchosantafereview.
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved onesare safe in the hand of God. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman
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PATRIOT continued from page 19 to General Allen, the top leader of all forces in Afghanistan. “When I see him in the news, I can’t help but remember him sitting me down and setting me straight — like a scolded son — giving me the chance to make right.” Jackson has spent twoand-a-half years (to date) serving fellow Marines engaged in the daily fight. “The Marines working the Afghan soil out here definitely appreciate us being overhead. For any hellfire missile, rocket or any other piece of ordnance I’ve employed, what worries the enemy the most and motivates the Marines the most is the sound of our helicopters approaching.” Over multiple deployments, Capt. Jackson has seen many sides to the “War on Terror,” noting progress he labels “night and day.” “When I deployed to Iraq in 2008, I didn’t truly appreciate where I was operating at, because it was so quiet. In 2004-05, Al Anbar Province was the worst place in Iraq – extremely violent.” The missions accomplished in Al Anbar and other hotbeds
like Fallujah and Ramadi will live on as “remarkable” in Marine Corps history. “In 2009, we were dealing with heavy losses in the fight for Garmsir, Marjah and Sanguin in Afghanistan,” relates Jackson. There’s a different discussion today, due to the efforts of the Marines in concert with their British brothers and now-partnered Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). “It’s amazing to come in 2009 and now in 2012 and see the growth and change of everything in Helmand Province, where the Taliban once had a tight grip.” “In those same venues, I’m flying around making sure kids are going to school. You see thriving economies, green grass in soccer stadiums. There are still missions ahead, but the headlines aren’t the same.” More than headlines are changing. Exciting upgrades are coming for the Cobra attack aircraft. The AH-1Z Zulu will have new avionics, four blades, and more room for ordnance, but Captain Justin Lane Jackson is comfortable flying his old “Whiskey” friend. He doesn’t dwell on the risks of epic sandstorms, weeks of wind, flying an aircraft that
doesn’t glide or is minus an ejection seat. He’s focuses on techniques, tactics, and procedures that mitigate hostile threats. The Captain’s too busy looking for those Marine uniforms slogging through the poppy fields, as he thump-thumps towards them, putting the enemy on the run. The sweetest sound for Jackson is a voice from below on the radio saying, “Thank-you for showing up – you saved the day.”
BOND continued from page 1 ty members worked for nearly a year, ending in December 2009 and coming to the board with their plan in January 2010. “At that time the plan went on a hiatus because of the economic conditions, but by the late summer of 2010 we brought it back to life and actually took comprehensive planning to a school by school basis,” Noah said. “We went through a similar process at the local level, refining the plans for each of our nine school sites, as well as looking at a new middle school in the Carmel Valley area.” The planning work was completed in late 2011 and the district went to work preparing all the necessary documents with architects and construction managers,
getting more specific numbers on details and a costanalysis of the plan. “It was an exhaustive process and our reason for doing that is we know we are going to be asking for public support for a significant bond,” Noah said. “It was important we do our due diligence in that so we can take something to the voters that is defensible and fully vetted.” Some of the things the bond will pay for mark exciting changes for Carmel Valley schools. The first of which is a brand new middle school, on the land adjacent to Canyon Crest Academy. The middle school will cater to likely 1,000 students as Pacific Highlands Ranch is built out. “It will also alleviate overcrowding at Carmel Valley Middle School,” said Noah of the school which is currently at 1,500 students. “The opening of the new middle school will take Carmel Valley Middle down to 1,000 students, which is a more appropriate size.” The bond will also address Earl Warren Middle School, the second oldest facility in the district at 50plus years old. If the bond passes, the plan is for Earl Warren to be completely torn down and rebuilt (with the exception of the joint-use Solana Beach Library building) to the highest standards of green
and energy-efficient building. Like Earl Warren, Torrey Pines High has also seen some “wear and tear” at its campus, where the oldest structures are over 40 years old, built in 1971. The plan is for the oldest part of campus to receive upgrades to safety features, roofing, HVAC and technology support. The plan is for Torrey Pines to also finally get a performing arts center—it is the only one of the four high schools in the district that does not have one. Torrey Pines will also get a new gym. “The gym currently is not sufficient for the number of programs that they have,” Noah said. “In 1971 we didn’t have the number of kids involved in athletics and certainly not the numbers of women. The programs have exploded and we don’t have enough space.” The last major project in the Carmel Valley area is at Canyon Crest, which is planned to get an additional two-story classroom wing which will grow the enrollment capacity from 1,800 to 2,250. Additional projects are also planned for CCA. The Del Mar Union School District is also considering putting a bond on the November ballot and was scheduled to make its decision at its July 25 board meeting (after presstime for
this newspaper). As stated in a previous Del Mar meeting, there was some concern among the SDUHSD board about DMUSD having a competing bond measure. Noah said he shares the board’s concern about the impact a second local school bond measure will have, especially noting that Mira Costa College is expected to have a bond and there will also be two state tax initiatives on the ballot. Noah said anytime that you’re asking voters to support an increase in taxes there’s a possibility they will say “yes” to only a few or possibly “no” to everything. “When a ballot is crowded like that, that’s the thing I’m concerned about,” Noah said. “(Del Mar’s) bond did occur fairly late and it was a bit of a surprise to us.” He said there’s no way of knowing what the effect will be, positive or negative, of having both bonds on the ballot. He remains hopeful that the SDUHSD bond will be successful—a feasibility study showed a 64 percent support rate and 55 percent is needed to pass it. “I’m very, very solid in the belief that this is needed, there’s no question in my mind,” Noah said. “The question is whether it is the right time and will we be able to get the support at the polls we need to pass this.”
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Summer Night Concert at The Bridges
Brock and Angela MacLean, Stacie and Bob Zizka, Holly and Jonathan Chillas
Trudi and David Pollack
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Mike and Rachel Collins, Pattie and Danny Conway, Phyllis and Michael Conway
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Guests enjoyed a festive musical evening July 21 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe. The “Summer Night Concert” featured the music of “Wayne Foster Entertainment,” featuring a troupe of over 60 performers. The event also included gourmet dinner buffets and a hosted bar. Photos/Jon Clark
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Wayne Foster Entertainment during the cocktail reception
Julie Jones, Jim Castle (Left) Gina Jordan in the McLaren on display from Newport Beach.
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Chuck Courtney Bronze Celebration at RSF Golf Club
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Midgie Vandenberg, Ann Sergott, Anna Waite
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Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club honored its Pro Emeritus Chuck Courtney this past February with an evening of celebration, titled â€œLegends of Golf.â€? The unveiling of the bronze plaque honoring Courtney took place in the short game practice area of the club on July 20. The event included a wine and cheese reception. Also highlighting this celebration was the introduction of the inaugural recipients of the Chuck Courtney Honorary Scholarships. Two local students received their awards and met the event attendees. This scholarship program was made possible thanks to Bob Baker, who added a $25,000 Challenge Gift to make the scholarship fund truly viable. Club members matched these funds and then again some. The RSF Foundation set up the Scholarship Fund. Photos/Jon Clark
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Janitorial foreman Leon Davis has helped keep the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club sparkling for more than 40 years â€˘Davis continues to love his job, wishes season were longer BY KELLEY CARLSON The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will shine during its diamond anniversary this year, due to the efforts of Leon Davis and his janitorial crew. It was a quick turnaround between the end of the San Diego County Fair and the start of the 75th racing season â€” quicker than most people realize. Although the fair was over July 5, its crew and equipment were not out until July 9 â€” only nine days before the racing season started on July 18. Until the 9th, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club janitorial staff did some preliminary work. â€œWe try to stay out of the fairâ€™s way, but we get our stuff done, too,â€? said Davis, DMTCâ€™s janitorial foreman. To get an idea of the magnitude of his job, Davis and his crew were responsible for cleaning six floors in the Stretch Run and five floors in the Clubhouse â€” and thatâ€™s just the grandstand. The 74-year-old Davis also had to perform maintenance on other buildings on the grounds and the infield. Then there was everything on the backside, where there are 109 restrooms alone. Among Davisâ€™ and his crewâ€™s specific duties were to shampoo all the carpets; strip and wax the floors; clean the tracks on the elevators; make sure the luxury suites were clean and ready to open, as well as all the mutuel windows on every floor; all the restrooms were cleaned and stocked; orders were placed for items such as paper towels, toilet paper, seat covers, several sizes of trash
Leon Davis, janitorial foreman for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Photo by Kelley Carlson bags and hand soap â€” in which the initial order was expected to total about $36,000; put in 15 copiers and 21 refrigerators throughout the offices and rooms; make sure water was plentiful, as the DMTC goes through about 300 5-gallon bottles of water a week during racing season; and make sure the roofs stayed clean. Two days after the fair ended, 12 members of the janitorial staff were working to get the DMTC in tip-top shape. As the days went on, Davis gradually called in more help and, as of July 17, all 74 employees were back on board, ready for another racing sea-
son at the seaside oval. Itâ€™s a labor of love for Davis, who began working as a janitor at the DMTC in 1969. He became a janitorial foreman in 1981, and has been overseeing all crews since 1987. Davis said working for the DMTC is one of the best jobs in the United States â€” high praise from a man who said he â€œloved every minute of the eight years, nine months and 33 daysâ€? he spent in the Army before that. â€œI donâ€™t want to say Leon has been here a long, long time, but I think he was the one who showed Bing Crosby where the fairgrounds was back before we opened,â€? joked Joe Harper, DMTCâ€™s president and CEO. â€œReally, though,â€? Harper continued, â€œLeon is one of our longest-serving and best employees. If we all had Leonâ€™s good attitude and friendly style, the world would be a lot better off. He and his crew are here both early and late, and if it wasnâ€™t for all the good work that they put in, things would get awful shabby awful quick. They keep this place spic and span and allow folks to focus on all its beauty.â€? During the racing season, Davis â€” a resident of Rancho Penasquitos â€” works seven days a week. On Opening Day, he planned to arrive at 3 a.m. and stay until about 9 at night. (Davis was interviewed before Opening Day.) â€œWe want Opening Day to run smoothly and right,â€? Davis said. â€œOpening Day is always amazing.â€? The janitorial foreman and his crew keep up maintenance of all the areas during
the 37-day meet, and Davis helps out other staff members as needed. â€œI work for every department during the races,â€? he said. The crew has three scrubbers for the floors, which they go over daily, and they clean up spills as soon as they are made. One of the bizarre occurrences that happens every year that Davis just canâ€™t quite understand â€” the door always gets pulled open on the sanitary napkin machines in the womenâ€™s restrooms. â€œThey only have to spend a quarter!â€? he said. After racing season ends â€” which this year is Sept. 5 â€” the janitorial staff drops down to two â€” Davis and Jose Cruz, who cleans the executive suites, operations and group sales offices. Davis, who works year-round, will pick up and distribute the mail, and make sure everything is shipped. He also will deliver stages to the Powerhouse Community Center the first Thursday of every month for the Del Mar Foundationâ€™s popular series of lectures and concerts. And it will be just Davis and Cruz until the end of next yearâ€™s fair. â€œI love my job,â€? said Davis, who added that the DMTC gives him energy. â€œIf you like your job, it helps a lot. â€œI wish the (racing) season were longer,â€? he said.
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Stock trader swaps his market data for paintbrush and canvas BY WILL BOWEN “From Wall Street to Wall Street! Yeah, that’s me. Ron Spelman … with one ‘L’... I started off working as a trader in the stock market on Wall Street in New York City and I ended up on Wall Street in La Jolla selling municipal bonds. I sold bonds for 25 years. But now I paint. It’s my obsession, my addiction, my new life challenge. “Art was on my back burner all those years because of my business pursuits, but now I am living my dream. And you know what? I may be getting older, but I am getting better!” Spelman, a member of the La Jolla Art Association, past president of the San Diego Portrait Soci-
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ety, and current presthe war’s end.” ident of the Rancho Spelman Santa Fe Art Guild, started his own opened his latest art What: ‘From Eye to Heart to career as a clerk show last week at working across Hand’ art show’ the Guild’s gallery in from the New Rancho Santa Fe. Where: Rancho Santa Fe Art York Stock ExThe show, change. “I was Guild, 6004 Paseo Delicias, which will run for fascinated just RSF; ranchosantafeartguild. eight weeks to Sept. to talk to these org 8, is titled, “From Eye people who When: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To Heart To Hand,” were daily makWednesdays-Fridays; 10:30 and consists of 12 of ing such big deSpelman’s paintings. cisions about a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Each one showcases stocks. I wanted Saturdays to Sept. 8 his “painterly” apto be just like Contact: (858) 759-3545 proach to the depicthem,” he said. tion of people, his Spelman E-mail: email@example.com forte. eventually landBox Office: (619) 234-5623 Spelman said he ed a job as a grew up one of trader on the eight children in a stock exchange, struggling tumultuous Irish Cathwhich he says was, “The most exolic family on Long Island. His citing time of my life.” mother was studying to be a nun But when his boss had a in the convent when she met his stroke and closed the company, father and married him. She Spelman was forced to find anothwanted her son, Ron, who was an er position, this time as a municialtar boy, to be a priest. pal bonds salesman, the skill he Spelman’s father, who eventually brought out to La Jolla. worked on Wall Street, bombed “I was in business here in La out during the Great Depression Jolla for 14 years, from 1972 to and never found his way back to 1986. The 1980s were particularly business success, spending the regood to me. But I thought, I don’t mainder of his life trying to supwant to die rich but unfulfilled. I port his family by working meneed to pursue my art, which is a nial jobs. gift that I know I have, and which “Now my great-grandfather, I can develop through hard work.” Dennis Spelman, he was a differIt was a risk to take up art fullent story. He came over from Iretime, but also an opportunity, and land in the 1850s and ended up I believe that when an opportunity fighting for the North in the Civil arises, you should jump all over it War, where he rose from the rank and work your tail off. of private to that of captain by “Everywhere I go, I carry a
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notebook to write down ideas and do sketching. It’s the only way you can improve and develop. I have hundreds of such notebooks, which I have filled up.” Spelman is not out to change the world or how we see the world or make penetrating social commentary with his art. He Works by artist Ron Spelman said he is simply focused on the execution of superi- to develop my ability to see the planes of the face and what artists or technique and skill. call ‘value,’ which is the gradation ”I just want to be a great from light to dark that you see in painter. I have a driving ambition each person’s countenance.” to be good. It’s all I think about Besides his ambition and hard these days. I just want to draw and work ethic, the thing that sets paint all the time. It’s hard to exSpelman apart is his exemplary atpress how good it feels when you titude. nail it and do a good painting, and “Some artists think that as people see that and express their appreciation. I just feel utterly elat- they get older and pass their prime, they loose their ability; ed.” their hand shakes or their eyes Spelman is already hard at work on his next art project, where aren’t as good. But not me. My hand is steady and I see better he has set himself the daunting than ever. Maybe I can’t run or task of doing one portrait painting walk as fast as when I was young, a day for 50 days in the row. Each but I am developing into a better new painting will be placed on painter every day. Facebook where his friends and “I go to bed at night thinking followers can view it. tomorrow is going to be a better “All people have to do is day. I look forward to tomorrow Google my Facebook and request because tomorrow I will be a better to be my friend, which will enable painter and I will paint a better them to view my paintings.” picture. And you can take that to “I call this project, ‘Shades of the bank!” Gray.’ I am only using two colors — black and white. My purpose is
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Opening Day at the Races 2012 Del Marâ€™s 75th racing season kicked off with Opening Day festivities July 18, including the One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest. For more on the racing season, visit www.dmtc. com. Photo/Jon Clark
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■ 437 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach ■ (858) 345-1740 ■ woodyssolana.com ■ The Vibe: Casual, relaxed ■ Signature Dishes: Bang Bang Shrimp, Lobster Risotto, Black & Blue Salad ■ Open Since: 2012 ■ Reservations: Yes
■ Take Out: Yes ■ Happy Hour: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday ■ Hours: • 11:30 a.m. to midnight Monday to Saturday • 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday
Lose at the track? Win at Woody’s! Something new and delicious on the 101 Herb Marinated Rack of Lamb uses herbs fresh from Woody’s garden and is served with mint pesto. One of the side options is mashed potatoes.
Seafood Paella includes clams, mussels, shrimp, sea scallops, crab, cod and Spanish chorizo with saffron rice. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
Crispy-fried Bang Bang Shrimp is tossed in a spicy aioli sauce.
BY KELLEY CARLSON hile Woody’s is an established name in Newport Beach, it’s new on the scene in Solana Beach. The local restaurant is more upscale than its counterpart to the north, which often draws people straight from the shore, according to manager Rosie Zacharias. Yet it’s still laid-back and family-friendly. A couple on a date may relax in large, cushioned chairs in the wine lounge and sip on a selection from a bottle stored nearby in a floor-to-ceiling rack. The happy hour crowd — many of whom are regulars — can perch on stools in the elevated back bar and watch the restaurant activity or catch the latest sporting event on TV. A family may opt for the spacious center booth in the main dining room, which features wood floors; beach-inspired hues of blue, silver and beige; and walls with the Woody’s whale mascot and ocean-wave patterns. Out on the tiny, heated patio (where dogs are permitted) a group of four can gather around a table covered by a navy-blue umbrella and observe the action along Highway 101. Naturally, weekend nights are busiest at Woody’s Solana Beach. But happy hour is also a big draw, according to Zacharias, with popular half-priced appetizers such as the crispy-fried Bang Bang Shrimp tossed with a spicy aioli sauce, Ahi Sashimi with wasabi and pickled ginger, Filet Mignon Kebabs in a light teriyaki sauce, and Spicy Mussels served with bread to soak up the juices. “Our food is amazing — that’s what brings us to the upscale side of things,” Zacharias said. It’s primarily prepared by Chef Eddie Zamaripa, whom Zacharias described as “open-minded.” “He will go out of his way to make everyone’s experience enjoyable,” she added. Among the entrees he regularly prepares is Caribbean Sea Bass in a rum sauce; the macadamia nut-covered Halibut with papaya salsa; Asian Grilled Salmon with fresh lime juice, garlic and ginger soy sauce; Seared Ahi with a ginger shiitake soy sauce; Herb Marinated Rack of Lamb served with mint pesto; and Lobster Risotto mixed with asparagus, mushrooms and peppers New specials are introduced every two weeks, and every day has a theme. Monday is S.I.N. (Service Industry Night) and Sliders, where all food items are half price; then
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■ Woody’s Ahi Poke Tower comes Tacos and Tequila Night featuring nine varieties of tacos — including halibut, shrimp and ahi — from $2 to $4 each. The Maine Lobster Dinner special is offered Wednesday, selected bottles of wine are half off on Thursday, and Late Night Bites are provided Friday and Saturday. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays includes a choice of endless mimosas or two draft beers, with allyou-can-eat muffins, bread and fruit and a choice of a main dish that includes eggs. To coincide with the Del Mar racing season, Woody’s Solana Beach is offering a special promotion: Customers who lose at the track win at the restaurant: They get a free mint julep with an “unlucky” ticket. Guests are welcome to sip on other cocktails as well, from house margaritas to fresh fruit-muddled martinis. Signature drinks include the White Sangria; Jalapeno Margarita; the Bolt (named for the San Diego Chargers), with Ketel One Citroen, blueberries, lemon and Lemonade Rockstar. In addition, there are 10 draft beers, including Stone IPA and Pacifico.
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Rancho Santa Fe Review
A net gain: Transition from tennis to volleyball pays off for CCA’s Lappe BY GIDEON RUBIN Caroline Lappe was a budding tennis star who’d already established her credentials on the club circuit before she even started high school. But the next time you see her on a tennis court, she’ll be playing for fun. The soon-to-be Canyon Crest Academy sophomore opted out of Caroline Lappe tennis while she was in middle school. She is now focusing on volleyball, and has proven herself to be a quick study. Lappe attended middle school at Francis Parker when she decided to forgo the individual-oriented game of tennis for a sport that she believed would foster more camaraderie. “I just thought it would be a lot more fun to have a team instead of playing individually,” Lappe said of her decision to switch to volleyball. The early returns suggest she made a smart choice. Lappe surprised everyone, including herself, last year making the varsity as a freshman. She projects to be a starter on a team that’s emerged as one of the area’s most consistent programs. The Ravens have won three straight Valley League championships and are two years removed from their best season, when they were San Diego Section Division III and Southern California regional runners up.
This year will be their inaugural entry into the intensely competitive Palomar League, which includes schools with larger enrollment. Lappe, who plays opposite (or right side), acknowledged that making the varsity as a freshman was a surprise. She said she’s thankful to coaches who took a chance on her. CCA coach Ariel Haas and his coaching staff are glad they took the risk. “She’s still new to the game but tennis translates really well to volleyball,” CCA coach Ariel Haas said. “She’s picked (volleyball) up really quickly and has improved significantly. She didn’t play much in the beginning, but as the season went on she played more and more.” Lappe figures to take on a much bigger role in the coming years. She’s 6-foot, hits left-handed (an advantage hitting against players who are accustomed to seeing mostly righties) and is an excellent athlete. Haas said Lappe projects to be a Division I college prospect, but acknowledged her inexperience makes it difficult to assess her upside. “She’s a ‘potential’ kid,” Haas said. “I don’t know how high her upside is because she’s still new to the game, but she’s picked it up quite quickly and she’s developed really fast.” But her skill-set, combined with her aptitude and attitude, figure to intrigue college coaches, Haas said. “She’s athletic, she’s tall and she’s quite driven,” Haas said. Her progression on the club circuit has been impressive. Lappe went from playing on the club Coast Volleyball No. 2 team last year to making the Wave Volleyball’s elite No. 1 team that went on to compete in the junior nationals this summer. The Wave team finished 29th in the nation. The transition from tennis to volleyball itself wasn’t easy, and Haas acknowledged that CCA coaches forced the issue a bit putting Lappe on the varsity, where a more advanced game is faster, and where she faced opponents who
were bigger, more athletic, and more experienced. “She was in over her head last year with the speed of the game,” Haas said. “She was forced to learn very quickly in practices and in games to keep up and she did. She’s very determined to be a great player. She’s constantly asking questions. She’s very coachable as she’s a good listener.” Lappe acknowledged that although the game of tennis is played as an individual, there was a team aspect to playing in tournaments where she established a sense of camaraderie with teammates. But she said it’s not the same as being involved in a sport that involves the precise orchestration of players who count on each other to know and accept their assigned roles. “They’re basically your family,” she said of her experience playing on high school and club volleyball teams. “(Teammates) are there for you when you have problems in volleyball and just in general. It’s really nice to have someone to talk to and get good advice.” The hardest part of the transition, however, is adjusting from a game in which mistakes and unforced errors don’t hurt anybody but yourself to the pressure of making mistakes that can impact everyone on your entire team. “That was definitely the hardest adjustment, taking the blame and fixing the mistakes so I don’t let the team down,” Lappe said. Lappe admits the decision was not an easy one. She’d already invested a lot of time developing her tennis skills, and her family had invested a lot of money on instructors. She said it wasn’t easy telling her father about her decision to change sports, but she said he was fully supportive of her. And Lappe has no regrets. “I just found volleyball to be a much more enjoyable experience,” she said. “It’s worked out a lot better than I expected. I came in really timid and nervous but everyone’s been super supportive and that’s made it a lot easier for me.”
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July 26, 2012
Motherhood inspiration behind local woman’s growing clothing line BY CLAIRE HARLIN “Peace, love, trust — mom.” That’s not only the first T-shirt slogan that propelled Del Mar woman Joy Conley’s Bleu Temple clothing line into success, but it’s the premise behind the company. “It’s all about the importance of being a mom and empowering moms,” said Conley, a 46-year-old mother of two who was inspired to slap that slogan on a shirt while dealing with the emotional stress and custody issues surrounding a recent divorce. “In a divorce you think about what could be taken from you and what could change. What made me press forward was knowing I could give my kids something to look up to and be a role model even though I was changing the structure of their lives. When moms see the shirts, it makes them feel stronger and feel good about what they are doing.” Her T-shirts became a hot item two years ago in local stores such as Ooh La La, Maddie D, Fairen Del and Bella Moda. So, Conley expanded on the idea, incorporating original artwork, poems, mantras and the latest trends to create an entire line of clothing. She sought out a factory that uses organic, U.S.-made materials in Los Angeles, and assigned the name Bleu Temple, based on her favorite color and the “temple of peace” she hopes the clothing will promote in women’s lives. In only two and a half years, the company has grown its collection to more than 75 pieces of art, all drawn by Conley, on a number of jackets, tanks, tees, pants and more. It’s not only about moms anymore,
but uses words and imagery to promote inspiring ideas that any woman young or old can relate to, Conley said. Her clothing has been picked up by more than 60 stores in the U.S., as well as in Russia and South America. Several museums, including the botanical gardens in Chicago, Brooklyn and the New York City Museum of Natural History, carry her shirts as well. “The line started out as an emotional type thing for me,” said Conley. “It’s now come to be about what’s important in society, not just to moms — what’s important to people.” In addition to her original slogan, one of her most popular designs reads “Three things you can’t hide from: The sun, the moon, and the truth.” Conley’s artwork is very detailed and, being self taught, she said it has improved over the last couple of years. She doesn’t have a professional background in art — she actually worked at the Pentagon for more than a decade doing Middle Eastern intelligence work. “I’d like to say I came out of a famous art school, but I didn’t,” she said. “I just draw what I can draw and that’s how it works.” Bleu Temple’s offices are situated in the Del Mar Horse Park, where her husband works with sport horses as a professional jumper/hunter. For more information: 858-210-5326; PO Box 675788 Rancho Santa Fe, 92067; 14550 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 92014; www.bleutemple.com.
Joy Conley of Bleu Temple. Left: Bleu Temple t-shirt designs by Joy Conley.
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July 26, 2012
Rancho Santa Fe Review
La Jolla Fashion Film Festival to run July 26-28 The third annual La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, hosted by Fred Sweet, runs July 26-28 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. View the finest films from this avant-garde niche of movie-making and meet the directors and production teams behind the visuals. The fest will close with an award presentation and after-party at BarFly. For tickets and a schedule of events, visit ljfff.com
San Diego Museum of Artâ€™s â€˜Beyond the Bannerâ€™ hosts artists, lecturers and performers through Aug. 31 Inspired by the French beaux-arts salon, The San Diego Museum of Art transforms into a place of community and conversation every Friday evening this summer. The third annual Summer Salon Series is hosting its most impressive lineup to date, welcoming local and nationally-renowned artists, lecturers, poets, musicians and performers, who will investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information in contemporary society. This yearâ€™s lineup features big names and entertaining shows: â€˘The Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Igor Vamos) are best known for their stunts of impersonating a Dow Chemical Company Spokesman on the BBC in 2004 and for printing approximately 80,000 fake copies of the New York Times in 2008. On Friday, July 27, they will deliver a keynote lecture on their work and their films. Schedule and artists:
â€˘July 27: The Yes Men, Katherine Brook, Century of the Self, Stephanie Lie, Jacob Turnbloom, and The Third Party â€˘August 3: Andrew Dinwiddie, Joe Yorty & Kelly Eginton â€˘August 10: Steve Lambert, Peaking Lights, and The Third Party â€˘August 17: Allison Cobb, Zac Montanaro, and Jamilah Abdul-Sabur â€˘August 24: Rina Banerjee and Gary Garay â€˘August 31: Salon Round-up, Mark Dzula, Joshua Tonies, Andrew Printer, and The Third Party The program takes place every Friday night, 5-9 p.m., through Aug. 31. The San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif., 92101. General Information: (619) 232-7931, www.TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt. org, Twitter: @SDMA, Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt
â€˜Musical Chairsâ€™ exhibition on display at â€˜Africa and Beyondâ€™ The exhibition â€œMusical Chairsâ€? will be on display through Sept. 30 at Africa and Beyond, 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla. It features chairs and stools from a variety of cultures in Africa in connection with flutes, whistles, drums, zithers and stringed instruments. Chairs and stools serve as seats of power, denoting leadership and authority and musical instruments accompany the ritual ceremonies where African communities gather. The gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. (858) 454-9983; africaandbeyond.com
Letâ€™s Go Home Decor & Gifts brings unique style to new shop at Del Mar Highlands Town Center BY KAREN BILLING Letâ€™s Go Home Decor & Gifts is bringing a funky new element to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The store, sandwiched in between Brazilia Skin Care and Pretty Please, specializes in unique and exotic home furnishings from around the world. The shop features reclaimed wood tables filled with items such as ceramic animals from South Africa. Dangling chandeliers are made from materials like vintage teacups, green glass telegraph lights and door plates from a company in South Carolina. â€œIâ€™m very colorful,â€? said owner Brenda Lurie. â€œIâ€™m kind of eclectic, not run of the mill. I like things that grab my attention.â€? Lurieâ€™s store opened on June 22 and the response so far has been positive. â€œPeople walk in here and this is like a rustic garden from another time,â€? Lurie said. â€œIt has such a nice feel.â€? Lurie is originally from South Africa and has lived in the U.S. since 1985. She current- Brenda Lurie owns Letâ€™s Go Home, which recently ly lives in Solana Beach. opened in Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The store is decorated by Photo/Karen Billing floral displays from Flowers On 56, owned by fellow South African Adele Maroun. Marounâ€™s orchids and unique arrangements spring out of vases and succulents are displayed in vintage coffee cans â€” all for sale. Marounâ€™s arrangements not only bring life and sweet smells to the store, but it is the hope that customers will also be able to order flowers out of Letâ€™s Go. Lurie had previously been in La Jolla for 27 years as Letâ€™s Go, a clothing and shoe store. She picked Del Mar Highlands Town Center for her latest venture, hoping to tap into a different clientele. â€œLa Jolla fizzled out,â€? Lurie said. â€œAll the younger people who used to shop at my store moved to North County and started families. This was a good location for what I wanted to do.â€? Lurie will carry a few select clothing items from lines such as Cousteau and Free People, but the shopâ€™s focus will mainly be on home furnishings and decor, as well as gifts. â€œWe have lots of giftsâ€Ś I look around for every item, everything I get is different,â€? Lurie said of her unique items such as colorful, painted wine glasses with curvy stems from Britto or Carrol Boyse pewter pitchers, and chip and dip servers. She also carries a gift-friendly lotion line, Persian rugs and pillows with sayings on them like â€œPS I love youâ€? and â€œSleeps with Dogs,â€? which sold out promptly, Lurie said. She is especially excited for some sculptures and jewelry to come in from Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. â€œItâ€™s funky, different, beautiful, amazing,â€? Lurie said, summing up everything she hopes Letâ€™s Go Home will be too. Letâ€™s Go Home is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (858) 345-5356. The Del Mar Highlands Town center is located at 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130; www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com
Rancho Santa Fe Review
July 26, 2012
Las Patronas Jewel Ball hopes to raise $1 million for charity BY LINDA HUTCHISON When in Italy, do as the Italians do, enjoy a passeggiata. No, it’s not a new pasta or panini, but a centuries-old tradition: the evening stroll. As the sun goes down, Italians take to their streets and piazzas, walk slowly armin-arm, greeting one another, seeing and being seen (and, in Italy, this means stylishly dressed, so if you’re a tourist and want to blend in, ditch the fanny pack and running Las Patronas Jewel Ball circa 1950-60. shoes). This tradition will meet Ball takes place after a year another here in La Jolla on Saturday, Aug. 4, when Las Paof planning and hard work. tronas hosts its annual Jewel Ball with the 2012 theme The first Jewel Ball was held “Passeggiata!” in 1947 to raise money for Just as the Italian evening on the town includes family the China Relief Fund. It atand friends, cocktails, dinner and dancing, so will the 66th tracted 200 guests, and Jewel Ball. For the evening, the La Jolla Beach and Tennis raised $1,357. Club will be transformed for Italian scenes right out of “RoAt that time, La Patroman Holiday” or “La Dolce Vita.” And just as the sun is nas included 14 members nestling into our own Mediterranean setting, guests at the who contributed handmade passeggiata will be socializing at elegant bistros or hip ’60s decorations. Eventually the night clubs among the Roman ruins, listening to opera, group acquired a warehouse jazz, or dancing to rock and roll. for building, painting, and The theme of the evening stroll, the tradition of comstoring more elaborate démunities and families coming together was selected by cor, such as stage sets. Elaine Murphy, the 2012 Jewel Ball chair. It reflects her own “This year, approxiItalian heritage, love of travel, history, and old movies, but mately 850 guests are exalso the mid-century, post-World War II exuberance in music and culture. “The name passeggiata sounds like a dance,” pected and the event is expected to raise approximateMurphy said, “but we wanted to make it as authentic as possible.” In Italy, the passeggiata begins after the day’s work is finished, and for the 50 members of Las Patronas, the Jewel
Members of Las Patronas from 1958 (above) and 2012 (below) take group photos in the same location, but 54 years apart.
ly $1 million. It is the group’s main fundraising event and a thank you to our donors. We do everything ourselves and haven’t increased costs in six years. Our donations go directly to our causes,” Murphy said. Las Patronas’ 2012 president Lisa Albanez added that, “except for some technical help, our members design and build everything. “And while working, they are also building relationships with one another. Our organization is made up of very diverse women from different professions, with different sets of talents and abilities — from artistic to fundraising. Yet we all come together and it is really a great thing. Fifty active women make it happen,” she said. In addition to preparing for the ball, the members of Las Patronas work (as volunteers, there is no paid staff) all year to raise money and award grants to worthy nonprofit organizations throughout San Diego County. The group also relies on the expertise of up to
300 past advisory members. “It’s been 66 years of work,” said Murphy. “We try to stay relevant, visit all beneficiaries. Not all are big, many are on shoestring budgets and we can make a difference. Once they receive a grant, it makes it easier for them to receive future ones.” This year’s major beneficiaries include Alpha Project for the Homeless, American Red Cross, Greater San Diego After-School All-Stars, La Jolla Historical Society, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Hospice, Senior Community Centers, and the Zoological Society of San Diego. In addition, 14 groups were minor beneficiaries. In recent years, modern technology has invaded the passeggiata, as younger Italians use Facebook and Twitter to plan ahead. Likewise, Las Patronas plans to carry on its tradition, but benefit from social networking. “Our goal is to raise the most money we can using all types of media,” said Albanez. “We want to forge
new partnerships with corporate sponsors, expand on existing relationships, work more closely with beneficiaries, get the word out across the county. We are steeped in tradition, and we acknowledge and appreciate that, but we’re also looking to the future to reach out to all of San Diego.”
If you go What: “Passeggiata!” Las Patronas’ 66th annual Jewel Ball When: Saturday, Aug. 4th 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Where: La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive Music: Side Effect, a Los Angeles band, and the house band from Anthology Dinner: Campine Catering Information: laspatronas.com
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July 26, 2012
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Local resident brings his comedy skills to Mossy web videos BY KATHY DAY A phone call out of the blue from his cousin brought Justin York to California for an unusual project – creating comedy videos for YouTube for his cousin’s car dealerships. It wasn’t just any car dealer, but Jason Mossy – of the well known family’s string of dealerships – who came up with the idea. “Video is becoming so much more on the Web,” said Mossy, who is general manager of Mossy Toyota in Pacific Beach, part of the Mossy Automotive Group. “We thought it would be a way to get customers more interested in us.” Knowing that his cousin, who was living in Austin, Texas, and working at a comedy club there, had a sense of humor similar to his own, he put out the call earlier this year. “We wanted to add humor, and not be as dry as the normal stuff that other dealerships and other businesses are using online,” Mossy said. Enter York, who said he initially anticipated being here for about three months when he moved into the guest room at Mossy’s Rancho Santa Fe home. Since then, they agreed they needed more time to develop the program so York moved to Del Mar and his wife quit her job and joined him. Now he’s a full-time Mossy employee. York’s mother is a member of the Mossy family, which opened its first auto business in New Orleans in 1921 and later in Texas before coming to San Diego. York works in a small office tucked into Mossy Toyota’s parts supply room, where he dreams up ideas and does his editing. He attended the University of Georgia and then moved to Los Angeles where he took improv classes with the Improv Olympic West and Second City groups. While there he worked for a while as a viewer relations staff member for the Jay Leno show, meaning he answered calls and e-mails from the show’s fans and critics. He also had an opportunity to work with celebrity guests a bit. “But I couldn’t see myself staying in L.A. because I was the really low man on the totem pole,” York said. So back home to New Orleans he went to attend graduate school at Tulane. As an assignment for a class in entrepreneurships, he had planned to build a business model for a local comedy club similar to what he’d seen in Los Angeles. During his research he met a woman who had already done that so the project turned into writing a business plan for her and he eventually worked at her club. Then came Hurricane Katrina. “I stayed and tried to make it work,” York said, but many of his friends had left for Austin to open a comedy theater so, in May 2006, he joined them at the ColdTowne Theater where he not only performed and helped run the club but also taught at their improv center. With Austin becoming a hotspot for entertainment and comedy, he had settled in fairly well. It’s also where he met Teresa, his wife of a year and a half, while they were both doing improv. Now she is featured in some of the Mossy videos. In one, she gets up close — literally — with a new BMW 6 series car; in another,
Comedian Justin York she’s asking odd questions about a shiny new Mustang. Other videos feature just York, such as the video titled “Braking News” about the importance of getting brakes serviced. He said the title is a takeoff on a comedy skit called “Breaking News” he did in the past. York likens his style to Ian Roberts of the Upright Citizens Brigade, who was seen regularly on Conan O’Brien’s show; had roles in such films as “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights”; and is an executive producer of Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” sketches. While York has a few videos already on YouTube, he’s working on more to promote Mossy’s Toyota, Ford, BMW and VW dealerships, remembering all the while that he must maintain the image of a values and family-oriented company. “Online, to get attention, you need to be a little weird and absurd,” York said, adding that he always puts his humor “through a filter and remembers the brand.” Jason Mossy said that, so far, they’ve heard from a few customers who have liked what they’ve seen but the challenge now is to integrate them into the Mossy website so they attract more viewers. York said he’s having the most fun putting the “weird ones” together. Since he’s learning video techniques as he goes, some are a little more complicated. He says he’d like to add a mail section so viewers can suggest ideas and give him feedback, but he’s still building the program so that’s down the road a bit. But they have been seen at dealer conventions and viewed by some top auto execs, he added. Whether or not the video venture will be incorporated into the regular ad campaign hasn’t been broached, Mossy said. “But everything is evolving so quickly in video, we’ll see.”
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New Del Mar art and skincare shop a family effort BY CLAIRE HARLIN There’s a new shop in the Del Mar Plaza that offers original artwork and homemade beauty and wellness products, and it’s about as homegrown as it can possibly be. Everything sold in Janecka, which opened on July 16, is handmade by the children of owner Elizabeth Janecka, save for a wall of hats and scarfs that she made herself. Her daughter, “B,” who is 33, and son Wesley, 31, are the masterminds behind the pottery, soaps, candles, balms, makeup and more sold at the shop, and after 10 successful years in business in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, the two art school grads have perfected and diversified their craft. The store actually began as an art gallery started on a scenic byway in Jemez Springs by the brother-sister duo after they graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Elizabeth Janecka began incorporating wellness products after being inspired personally by the positive effects of a balm she made from essential oils and natural ingredients. “I used to suffer from eczema on my hands,” Janecka said. “I used to actually have to glue the cracks on my hands shut with wound glue, which would work until it peeled off, making the cracks even bigger.” Janecka’s daughter had given her a book about soap-making and, with that information, Janecka devised a hand balm that became the first product to fight the eczema symptoms she had for years put up with. “It didn’t cure it; Eczema isn’t curable. But it stopped the symptoms so I could carry on and do work and dishes and everything,” she said. “All the cracks and all the itching and scaling went away.” Janecka began selling the balm at her kids’ gallery, and demand for the product grew, prompting her to delve into other ointments and skin care products. Not only Janecka, but also her customers, were becoming loyal fans of the essential oils used in her all-natural products. “I once read something that said Mother Earth put everything on this Earth for us to survive, and it’s true; Everything we need is here,” she said. Janecka also got the idea to take the same color-mixing concept that Wesley utilizes with his pottery and apply that to make-up. She started buying natural minerals like zinc and titanium and adding tints (in an oxidization process) to make mineral makeup. “I gave him the color palette that I want and he mixed different colors of oxides,” she said. “That’s how you do it. It took a long time but we did it.” Janecka said some of her most popular items include a muscle and joint rub, insect repellent sticks and sunscreen. She said most of her products originated to fulfill a personal need or to help someone she knows. For example, the joint rub came to be when her son dropped a brick on his elbow and needed something to help with the pain. “He said, ‘Make me something sooth-
ing,’ and I did my research and this is what I came up with,” said Janecka. “It’s really popular with people that have chronic arthritis; It’s our No. 1 reorder item online.” Janecka said her customers tell her they trust her products because they know where they come from. “They also trust the fact that we use it ourselves,” she said. “People come in and ask ‘How many of these products do you use?’ and I say, ‘All of them.’” Wesley and B have different and complementary specialties, said Janecka. B makes the jewelry pieces, for example, and Wesley does wood work, including the shelving and cashier counter in the store. The tile tables sold in the shop are particularly special because they are a group effort of the two, Janecka said. B makes the tiles, and Wesley makes the wooden legs. “They are multi-task artists,” she said. Wesley and B still live in Jemez Springs and Janecka hopes the success of her Del Mar store will bring the relocation of all manufacturing — and her kids — to Del Mar, where she decided to move after a lovely vacation experience. “I like the small town atmosphere here,” said Janecka, who grew up in the tiny town of Moulton, Texas. “This is the fourth small town that I’ve lived in. When I was first here I thought it was so quaint and everyone was so polite. Not only did I think it was a great place to do business, but also a great place to live.” Janecka is located in the former space of the Michael Seewald Gallery in the Del Mar Plaza, located at 1555 Camino del Mar. For more information, visit www.janeckacollection.com or call (505) 249-7164.
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(Left) Ainsleigh Douglas received a top national ranking.
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San Dieguito Synchro Team members: (back row from left) Lily Kreps, Carly Allen, Danielle Emma, Ellie Holtaway, Rebekka Williams, Kenna Osborn, Emma Chang, Caoimhe Gallahue, Lisa Orii; and front row from left: Olivia Dalry, Samantha Whitley, Madison Gustini, Ainsleigh Douglas, Alexandra Suarez, Mia Gallahue, and Grace Lytle.
Local synchronized swimmers perform well at 2012 National Championships Sixteen members of San Dieguito Synchro participated in the U.S. Age Group National Synchronized Swimming Championships in Oxford, Ohio from June 22-26. This competition is the world’s largest synchronized swimming event. Competing against the top synchronized swimmers in the nation, Ainsleigh Douglas earned San Dieguito Synchro two spots on the 11-12 age group national podium with 6th place in figures and 7th in solo. The team’s 11-12 age group trio of Madison Gustini, Alexandra Suarez, and Samantha Whitley placed 12th in the nation. The 13-15 age group team of Carly Allen, Emma Chang, Danielle Emma, Caoimhe Gallahue, Ellie Holtaway, Lily Kreps, Lisa Orii, Kenna Osborn, and Rebekka Williams earned a national ranking of 13th. Mia Gallahue, Grace Lytle, and Olivia Dalry also par-
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ticipated at this event with their 11-12 age group team. This was the fourth trip to the national championships for the local club, which was founded just eight years ago and now has over 50 swimmers. Head coach Danielle Waite is excited for her teams. “The girls have worked very hard. I am so proud of their accomplishments!” she said. San Dieguito Synchro will hold synchro summer camp again this year. Swimmers interested in trying this fun sport are invited to attend the club’s “Introduction to Synchronized Swimming Camp,” Aug. 6-9, at Cathedral Catholic High School. For information about the camp and the synchro programs, visit www.SDSynchro.org or contact Danielle Waite at Danielle@SDSynchro.org.
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Managing emotions Dear Dr. Diana, I am a stepmother of two children (one boy, age 11, and one girl, age 8), and have my own child with my husband — she just turned 2 years old. My husband works full time and we have the children 50 percent of the time. I love my stepDr. Diana Weisskids and don’t mind takWisdom ing care of them. But sometimes, I get really tweaked by how their mom and dad (my husband) handle things with the kids. They don’t take my feelings into consideration and then we get into fights and it’s just terrible. I need to figure out how to keep these things from getting so out of control. If I just shut up and don’t say anything, then I build up resentments and I eventually explode or start snapping at my husband and the kids over small little things. Do you have any suggestions for me? — Emotional Emma Dear E.E. The most stressful situation is when you have responsibility with very little control. Do you have input with your husband when things are calm? Ideally, in blended families, the parent and stepparent discuss rules etc. in private and show a unified front to the kids. It works best usually when the biological parent lays down the law or tells the
kids what to do with the stepparent backing him or her up. It’s not unusual for a stepparent to disagree with how their partner and ex-spouse handle the kids; but if you are a primary caregiver, it especially makes sense for your feelings and thoughts to be taken into consideration. When it comes to managing your self, the first step is self-awareness — being able to observe yourself and notice what exactly tweaks you? What feelings and thoughts come up when a particular thing happens? How much does it have to do with that incident or is it that you feel you aren’t being taken seriously or that you don’t really matter. Try to talk with your husband about your feelings and concerns before you get mad. He’ll be more likely to be receptive when the winds are calm. When you feel yourself getting upset, try to pause and reflect on what buttons are being pushed. Developing the ability to observe your reactions so that you are not fully submerged in your emotion can help you to gain some perspective on what the best way to handle things is. When you feel yourself getting upset, try taking some slow deep breaths…and think of the emotion as a wave and ride it out with your breath. You can also try breathing in to the count of four and breathing out to the count of eight. Before you approach your husband about these issues try to see it from his perspective. Often divorced dads feel guilty and super concerned for the kids to the point of being a little lax on the discipline. It would also be natural and even healthy for the family to some degree for him to try to keep
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July 26, 2012
For the lifeguards of Del Mar, a rich history and unwavering bond BY ROB LEDONNE It’s the middle of a Tuesday afternoon on busy Del Mar Beach and lifeguard Matt Becker has just received a call for medical aid. With that, he hops into a red pickup truck and lumbers his way on the sandy shore towards the 15th street surf break, slowly swerving past sandcastles and unsuspecting sunbathers. “Please move out of the way, lifeguard coming through” he announces on the PA system as people dodge the truck. It turns out a female swimmer was stung by a stingray, something not uncommon at Del Mar. Becker situates her in the vehicle and they’re off to the beach’s newly opened safety center. Becker is just one of the countless lifeguards who have patrolled the beach since the department was launched on March 1, 1965 — a few years after Del Mar became its own incorporated city. Back then, department pioneer Gardner Stevens, a veteran of Los Angeles County beaches, was in charge of just five people, all of whom were hired that May for the upcoming summer season. Today, Pat Vergne heads around 50 people, both seasonal and full time, who watch over Del Mar Beach, which can have an excess of 30,000 visitors per day. However large operations have grown in the intervening years, the tasks of lifeguarding and the bond that joins them all has remained the same. Jon Edelbrock, Del Mar’s Community Service and Lifeguard Lieutenant, has been with the department in some capacity since 1992. “At the time there’d be 500 applicants for just a few positions, it was very competitive,” he explains from the locker room at headquarters. “I never thought this would be something I’d be doing 20 years later.” What made him expand that part-time job into a lifelong passion is something often overlooked in pop culture portrayals of lifeguards: “I think the biggest misconception is that we’re just hanging out all day.” “Throughout my career, what I’ve found is that lifeguards are extremely interesting people and don’t fit the typical stereotype. They’re some of the most diverse and well-educated folks around,” notes Michael Martino, lifeguard supervisor for Silver Strand State Beach and author of the book “Lifeguards of San Diego County,” which was released in 2007 by Arcadia Publishing. “It’s not that shows
Lifeguard Cole Rogers, 18, sits atop a mobile tower at the 15th street surf break. This is his 3rd summer as part of the department. like ‘Baywatch’ did a bad job, but I’m sure it gives an unrealistic view of what we actually do. The perception is that we talk about girls or this and that, but I’ve had some great philosophical conversations in the lifeguard towers.” Since its launch 47 years ago, the department has routinely attracted the same kind of people; those with a passion for beach life and the urge to help the community, many of whom have gone to distinguished positions throughout the region and country. One of the newest recruits is Jonathan Stewart, a 19 year-old graduate of Canyon Crest Academy who has been with the department for a month so far. “It’s been great,” Stewart said. “The rookie school was pretty strenuous, but every day is new.” Dull and stressful at times, Stewart also spoke about the lifeguarding misconceptions: “It comes off as relaxed, but when there’s an emergency that all changes.” Nineteen-year-old Torrey Pines High graduate Lauren Humann notes how much employees get invested in the de-
partment: “I find myself here at the beach even when I’m not working, and it’s almost hard to relax. It’s a team thing, we rely on others a lot; I probably hang out with my fellow lifeguards more than my friends.” “When you’re in tense situations with people, you have a greater amount of respect for them,” explained Edelbrock of the partnership that forms between fellow lifeguards. “We always back each other up, and that alone creates an incredibly strong bond.” Said Martino: “Success or failure is pretty obvious. You don’t sort of get to obfuscate and say, ‘Well, we tried pretty hard to save him so pat yourself on the back.’ Because it’s similar to being a firefighter or in the military, it’s very fraternal.” Another bond the department has, albeit more unusual, is one with New Zealand natives thanks to a unique kind of exchange program. According to lifeguard Tyler Grant, every summer Del Mar sends two lifeguards to patrol New Zealand beaches and they return the favor. “When our department grew in size, we needed boat operators and it turns out New Zealand has some of the best in the world,” said Grant. “All of the boats that we use now are from New Zealand. I’ve been there myself about eight time so far.” Summer 2012 has turned out to be a notable season for the department, the centerpiece of which is the opening of their brand new safety center which was 15 years in the making. Said Edelbrock: “In the late ‘90s beach attendance increased along with our staff; we just outgrew the old building. We’re still getting used to this one.” An opening ceremony was held in June and was attended by a plethora of lifeguards from years past. A Hall of Fame was also launched this season, the brainchild of Becker; the first three inductees are Stevens, veteran lifeguard Jim Lischer and former head Grant Larson. As the tourist season continues, the lifeguards of Del Mar Beach will continue to do what they do best. Sums up Martino: “For someone who can sit in a tower and watch people all day long and then, on a moment’s notice, go out there and make a rescue... it takes a special kind of person.” For more information, check out an extensive site run by original lifeguard Jack Ross detailing the department’s history at www.delmarlifeguard.com
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Rancho Santa Fe Review
‘‘Jockey for a Cause’’ benefit The inaugural “Jockey for a Cause” charity event was held July 18 at the DeHaven Estate in Rancho Santa Fe, following opening day races at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar. Proceeds from the event will provide funding for two charities: The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, which assists riders and others in the industry facing a financial crisis.For more information, visit www. pdjf.org or www.tjcfoundation.org. Photos/Jon Clark
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July 26, 2012
Ask the Plastic Surgeons By Wendell Smoot, MD, Reza Sadrian, MD, Carol Hollan, MD and John Smoot, MD Q. I’ve seen campaigns for mini facelifts that promote a quick recovery time and instant results. Can you define what the difference is between a full facelift and a mini or heavily advertised “lifestyle” lift? A. There is a distinct difference between a full facelift (which often includes a neck lift) and a mini facelift. A mini facelift is conducted under local sedation and takes from two to two-and-a-half hours to complete. A full facelift can take up to four hours but includes tightening of the under layers of the skin that results in a longer-lasting result, particularly when there is an abundant amount of skin that lacks elasticity. It is important to mention that in most mini facelift ad campaigns, it is not revealed that before and after photos of patients do not reflect additional procedures that have been performed to enhance the facial appearance, such as a neck lift or facial tightening. Our best advice is to read the fine print very carefully before considering a facelift procedure. That is not to say that a mini facelift is not a suitable option. In our office, we have developed a “Freshlift” which is not as invasive as a full facelift, but that provides our patients with a renewed, rested appearance. We recommend this procedure when patients are not ready for a full facelift nor when we feel a full facelift is necessary. We see a lot of patients in the “Baby Boomer” age range that are good candidates for this procedure. It is critical to discuss your desired outcome with your physician in order to determine which procedure is suitable for you. If you have abundant skin that needs tightening due to sun damage, ageing and stress, a full facelift with an optional neck lift, may be a better option. In technical terms, a Rhytidectomy (facelift) is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the head and neck. A full facelift can tighten the muscles of the face and neck, revealing more youthful contours and a younger, more alert appearance. More comprehensive than other procedures such as a browlift, a facelift can improve the appearance of sagging jowls, double chin, and lessens wrinkles in the face. Incisions for a traditional full facelift are made just inside the hairline above
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Local doctor uses novel business model If you’ve been to the doctor’s office lately, you might wonder why it can take so long and cost so much. Dr. Matt Kurlan explains how his new walk-in clinic in Encinitas is different. “To me, it seems ridiculous to spend more time on the paperwork than the interaction between doctor and patient.” Kurlan says he designed his new office based on his prior experience as an emergency department director. “My job was to improve efficiency and satisfaction scores. I looked at the whole process and identified what steps could be taken to streamline the experience for both patients and those providing care. I used the same approach in designing ASAP Urgent Care.” The new practice is earning 5-star reviews, although the business model is unconventional in that they do not participate in any insurance plans. “By eliminating extra paperwork, there’s more time for what’s really important — listening to the patient, making a correct diagnosis, and discussing treatment options,” Kurlan said. “And by eliminating the huge expense of processing claims, we are able to pass big savings on to our patients.” (For those patients with insurance, he provides a form with billing codes to submit for reimbursement.) “I don’t think people should have to trade off the quality of their care in order to save themselves time and money,” Kurlan said. “Our patients are in and out the door within 30 minutes, on average. For them it’s worthwhile to pay $67 to see a physician and not have to spend hours in the waiting room or worry about receiving an unexpected bill for something not covered by their co-pay.” ASAP Urgent Care is located at 519 Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas. The practice focuses on acute medical problems that are urgent but not serious enough to warrant hospital services. They can also dispense prescriptions, such as antibiotics, in order to save you a trip to the pharmacy. For more information, visit www.asapUC.com
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LEGAL NOTICES Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-019432 Fictitious Business Name(s): Susan Stone Kummer Located at: 1175 La Moree Rd., San Marcos, CA., 92078, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1175 La Moree Rd. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Susan Stone Kummer, 1175 La Moree Rd., San Marcos, CA., 92078. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 07/19/2012. Susan Stone Kummer. RF252, Jul. 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-019022 Fictitious Business Name(s): Better Than Mamaâ€™s Located at: 535 Broadway #205, El Cajon, CA., 92021, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 13465 Camino Canada, Ste. 106, PMB 427, El Cajon, CA., 92021. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Better Than Mamaâ€™s LLC., 535 Broadway #205, El Cajon, CA., 92021. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 07/16/2012. Sheri Wareham. RF251, Jul. 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 2012 TS# 2190014 TO# 6516716 Lot 21 and Lot 40 (aka Lot A and Lot B) / (DARIEN MCDONALD) APN: 303-100-51-00, 303-100-52-00 and 303-061-44-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED OCTOBER 29, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ€™S SALE NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that GALT HOLDINGS, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust dated OCTOBER 29, 2004, recorded on November 4, 2004 as instrument #2004-1046528 of the OfďŹ cial Records of the County of San Diego, State of California, executed by: ALB PROPERTIES, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, under the power or sale contained therein, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at the time of sale) ON AUGUST 10, 2012, 10:00 AM AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA 92020, all rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held under said Deed of Trust in the subject real property situated in said County and State and as is more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. In addition to Cash (lawful money of the United States of America), the Trustee will accept cashierâ€™s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $3,160,823.28. Said sale will be made, in an â€œAS-IS, WHERE-ISâ€? condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, all advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The beneďŹ ciary may elect, in its discretion, to exercise its rights and remedies in any manner permitted under Section 9501 (4)(A)II of the California Commercial Code, or any other applicable section, as to all or some of the personal property, ďŹ xtures and other general tangibles and intangibles more particularly described in the Deed of Trust, Guarantees, UCCâ€™s and/or Security Instruments. The street address(es) and other common designation(s), if
any, of the subject real property described above is purported to be: APN 303-100-51-00, 303-100-52-00 and 303-061-44-00 VACANT LAND, Rancho Santa Fe, California; the legal description of which is attached hereto as Exhibit â€œAâ€? and incorporated herein by this reference. EXHIBIT â€œAâ€? THE LAND REFERRED TO IN HEREIN IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, (UNINCORPORATED AREA), COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL E: ALL THOSE PORTIONS OF LOT 19 AND 21 OF MAP 13355, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, AUGUST 29, 1996 AS FILE NO. 1996440494 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, LYING NORTHEASTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE. BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 19, SAID POINT LYING SOUTH 32Â°04â€™32â€? WEST, 10.00 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 19; THENCE SOUTH 54Â°51â€™14â€? EAST, 378.94 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 21. NOW KNOWN AS: ALL THOSE PORTIONS OF LOT 19, AND 21 OF MAP NO. 13355, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, AUGUST 29, 1996 AS FILE NO.l996440494, LYING NORTHEASTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 19, SAID POINT LYING SOUTH 32 DEGREES, 04â€™32â€? WEST, 10.00 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 19; THENCE SOUTH 54 DEGREES 51â€™14â€? EAST, 378.94 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 21. TOGETHER WITH ALL THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3 LYING SOUTHERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 21 OF COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO TRACT NO. 4865, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 13355, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY AUGUST 29, 1996, SAID NORTHEAST CORNER BEING ALSO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
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OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3; THENCE NORTH 89Â°00â€™43â€? WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 64.83 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 89Â°00â€™43â€? WEST 70.21 FEET, TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 3Â°07â€™45â€? EAST, 30.02 FEET TO A POINT ON A LINE WHICH LIES 30.00 FEET NORTHERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3; THENCE NORTH 89Â°00â€™43â€? WEST ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE, 265.25 FEET TO A POINT OF TERMINUS IN THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3. AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE RECORDED 3-23-07 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007- 0198273 AND RERECORDED 3-24-07 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007-0353171 AND RERECORDED 9-13-07 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007-0603263, ALL OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL E1: AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS LOT 28 OF COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO TRACT NO. 4865, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 13355, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON AUGUST 29, 1996. PARCEL F: THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF. NOW KNOWN AS: THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF. EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL THAT PORTION OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3 LYING SOUTHERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 21 OF COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO TRACT NO. 4865, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 13355, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY AUGUST 29, 1996, SAID NORTHEAST CORNER BEING ALSO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTH EAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3; THENCE NORTH 89Â°00â€™43â€? WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 64.83 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 89Â°00â€™43â€? WEST 70.2l FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 3Â°07â€™45â€? EAST, 30.02 FEET TO A POINT ON A LINE WHICH LIES 30.00 FEET NORTHERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3; THENCE NORTH 89Â°00â€™43â€? WEST ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE, 265.25 FEET TO A POINT OF TERMINUS IN THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3. AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE RECORDED 3-23-07 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007- 0198273 AND RERECORDED 3-24-07 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007-0353171 AND RERECORDED 9-13-07 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007-0603263, ALL OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL F1: AN EASEMENT SOLELY FOR PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES TO BE USED IN COMMON WITH OTHERS UNDER AND ACROSS THE WESTERLY 10.00 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN. PARCEL F2: AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES TO BE USED IN COMMON WITH OTHERS OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE NORTHERLY 10.00 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN. PARCEL F3: AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERLY 30.00 FEET. THE THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF. PARCEL F4: AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY FOR UNDERGROUND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERLY 10.0 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN. AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY FOR UNDERGROUND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY AND SOUTHERLY 10.0 FEET OF THE
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NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN. PARCEL F5: AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY FOR ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE WEST 60.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN, AS PER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SURVEY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN, AS PER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SURVEY. PARCEL F6: AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD AND UTILITY PURPOSES OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS A STRIP OF LAND 60 FEET IN WIDTH , SAID STRIP BEING 30 FEET, WHEN MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES, ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: BEGINNING AT A POINT WHICH IS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH , RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 TO A POINT THAT IS 60 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY TO A POINT ON AFORESAID LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3, WHICH POINT IS 30 FEET WESTERLY OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3. PARCEL F7: AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES, OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY 60.00 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
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OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN AND EASTERLY 60.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 60.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SURVEY. PARCEL F8: A 20.00 FOOT WIDE PRIVATE ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHTS TO EXTEND AND MAINTAIN SLOPES BEYOND SAID 20.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY INTO LOTS 21 & 23 OF MAP NO. 13355 OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS ALL THAT PORTION OF LOT 21 OF COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO TRACT NO 4865, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 13355, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY AUGUST 29, 1996 AS FILE NO. 1996-440494 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, THE EASTERLY AND SOUTHEASTERLY SIDELINE OF SAID 20.00 FOOT WIDE EASEMENTS IS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 21; THENCE NORTH 89Â°00â€™43â€? WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY
THEREOF, 110.08 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 3Â°07â€™45â€? WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY LINE 314.75 FEET TO A POINT TERMINUS IN THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT 28, DESIGNATED ROXBURY TERRACE ON SAID MAP NO. 13355. SAID 20.00 FOOT WIDE STRIP OF LAND SHALL LIE WESTERLY , NORTHWESTERLY AND AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LINE. THE SIDELINES OF SAID STRIP SHALL BE EXTENDED OR SHORTENED SO AS TO TERMINATE IN THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 21 AND IN THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT 28 ALL AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP NO. 13355. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES , OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS LOT 28 OF SAID MAP N0. 13355 DESIGNATED AS ROXBURY TERRACE ON SAID MAP. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The BeneďŹ ciary under said Deed of Trust has heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. JULY 9, 2012 GALT
To place your ad call 800.914.6434 HOLDINGS, INC. a California corporation 5055 Avenida Encinas, Suite 210 Carlsbad, CA 92008 By: Paul T. Johnson, Vice President Sales Information: (760) 431-8988 x 4 GALT HOLDINGS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE WHETHER RECEIVED ORALLY OR IN WRITING. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidderâ€™s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of the monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. By bidding at the trusteeâ€™s sale noticed herein, all bidders expressly agree to the terms and conditions of the preceding sentence. P966322 7/19, 7/26, 08/02/2012. RF250 TS# 2190012 TO# 6516736 LOT 23 / (DARIEN MCDONALD) APN: 303-100-23 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED OCTOBER 29, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ€™S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GALT HOLDINGS, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust dated OCTOBER 29, 2004, recorded on November 4, 2004 as instrument #2004-1046525 of the OfďŹ cial Records of the County of San Diego, State of California, executed by: ALB PROPERTIES, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, under the power or sale contained therein, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at the time of sale) ON AUGUST 10, 2012, 10:00 AM AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA 92020,
all rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held under said Deed of Trust in the subject real property situated in said County and State and as is more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. In addition to Cash (lawful money of the United States of America), the Trustee will accept cashierâ€™s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the properly to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,878,930.09. Said sale will be made, in an â€œAS-IS, WHERE-ISâ€? condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, all advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The beneďŹ ciary may elect, in its discretion, to exercise its rights and remedies in any manner permitted under Section 9501 (4)(A) II of the California Commercial Code, or any other applicable section, as to all or some of the personal property, ďŹ xtures and other general tangibles and intangibles more particularly described in the Deed of Trust, Guarantees, UCCâ€™s and/or Security Instruments. The street address(es) and other common designation(s), if any, of the subject real property described above is purported to be: APN 303100-23, VACANT LAND, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067; the legal description of which is attached hereto as Exhibit â€œAâ€? and incorporated herein by this reference. EXHIBIT â€œAâ€? THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, (UNINCORPORATED AREA), COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL 1: (APN 303-10023) LOT 23 OF SAN DIEGO TRACT NO. 4865, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 13355, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON AUGUST 29, 1996. PARCEL 2:
AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS LOT 28 OF COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO TRACT NO. 4865, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 13355, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON AUGUST 29, 1996. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The BeneďŹ ciary under said Deed of Trust has heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. JULY 9, 2012 GALT HOLDINGS, INC. a California corporation by: Paul T. Johnson, Vice President Sales Information: (760) 431-8988 x 4 Galt Holdings, Inc. a California corporation 5055 Avenida Encinas, Suite 210 Carlsbad, CA 92008 GALT HOLDINGS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE WHETHER RECEIVED ORALLY OR IN WRITING. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidderâ€™s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of the monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. By bidding at the trusteeâ€™s sale noticed herein, all bidders expressly agree to the terms and conditions of the preceding sentence. P966321 7/19, 7/26, 08/02/2012. RF249
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