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New tower brings improved cell coverage to Fairbanks area BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Rancho Santa Fe will get a boost in cell phone coverage thanks to a new AT&T tower in the Fairbanks Ranch area. The new 65-foot tower, disguised as a pine tree, is located close to an existing tree-like Sprint tower hidden in a wooded area off San Dieguito Road. The new tower went “live” on July 29. William Haifley, general manager of the Fairbanks Ranch Association, said the new tower was driven by a combination of resident requests and the cellular phone company. Many residents had complained that they were not getting any service from AT&T on their IPhones. “AT&T showed up and said they wanted to put up a cell tower and it all happened about the same time that people were complaining about it,” Haifley said. “Lots of people were cheering it on.” Haifley said a few concerns were voiced from residents about health and safety issues, but the Fairbanks Ranch Association looked at research by the American Cancer Society and determined that the Fairbanks towers are safe in their isolated spot as no residences are located within 300-500 feet of the towers. Already people are seeing an improvement in service. “We get plenty of reception now,” he said. A recent visitor to Fairbanks Ranch who said his iPhone See TOWER, page 26

Sports Support (Above) The 14th annual Pamplemousse Dinner Party to benefit the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund was held Aug. 11 at Pamplemousse Grille. (L-R) Dr. Clayton and Patti Cooke, Kathy Paulin, Tim Conway, Joyce and Craig Grosvenor; (Right) Chris Jaczko, Wendy Burgoon and Karen Jaczko at The Torrey Pines High School Football program’s first Falcon Football Varsity “Kick Off” dinner held at the RSF home of Sophia and Louay Alsadek. The event was underwritten by a group of parents so that all money will go directly to the football program. See more on both inside. Photos/Jon Clark

Thousands of students still lack Local politico is driving force behind Perry’s presidential bid proof of whooping cough booster BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER As students in the San Dieguito Union High School District prepare to return to school on Aug. 30, a new requirement for admittance has only been met by half the district’s students. Assembly Bill 354, signed into law September 2010, requires all incoming seventh- to 12th-grade students to show proof of having received a whooping cough booster shot (also called Tdap) by the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Acceptable proof is a copy of immunization records or a note from the student’s doctor. Even though this news has been widely disseminated, only about 5,800 of the district’s approximately 12,000 students have submitted proof to date, said

Rick Schmitt, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of educational services. Although a message from schools notified parents that students will not receive their high school class schedules during Readiness Days this week unless proper documentation is submitted, Schmitt said that’s not quite true. AB354 gives students until the first day of school to meet the requirement. And with the later passage of a second bill granting a deadline extension, information on the district’s Web site stating that students must show proof of the booster in order to start school is also not completely accurate. Senate Bill 614, passed after AB-354, grants districts the option to extend the deadline for 30 more days See COUGH, page 26

BY JONATHAN HELLER CONTRIBUTOR Bob Schuman, a local political consultant who has made a long and successful career out of being the man behind the candidate, has found himself squarely in the media spotlight recently. Schuman has made headlines by launching Americans for Rick Perry, a national, independent grassroots campaign to draft the Texas governor into the presidential race. He was success-

ful — Perry announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination recently. As national campaign director, Schuman has granted several media interviews in recent weeks. This is something of a departure for a man who is typically hired directly by candidates as a paid consultant and lets the candidate do the talking. “I’ve never been one of those consultants who sought the limelight or thought I was more important

than my candidate,” he said in a recent interview. But Americans for Rick Perry is a so-called “527 organization,” an IRSsanctioned tax-exempt entity that seeks to influence the nomination or defeat of candidates to public office. One requirement under the IRS code is that the group cannot have direct contact or coordination with the candidate. See BID, page 26

How did 9/11 affect you? Ramp could relieve fair traffic but timing is critical BY CLAIRE HARLIN STAFF WRITER The Del Mar City Council could make plans within the next six months for a direct-access ramp from Interstate-5 to the fairgrounds, dependent on securing funding for a traffic and environmental analysis. Such a project would coincide with the already

planned widening of I-5 to eight general purpose lanes, plus four managed lanes to accommodate the projected increase in traffic in the North Coast Corridor. “The time crunch is caused by the planning window for the I-5 expansion, which is about six months See RAMP, page 26

Most of our readers can vividly recall where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. As the decade anniversary of that worldchanging event approaches, we are asking “How did 9/11 impact your life?” We invite you to submit an essay of not more than 300 words for possible publication in this newspaper and online. Entries can be sent to: editor@rsfreview. com. Please include a color photo of yourself, sent as a jpeg attachment. The deadline to submit is Aug. 26 and Sept. 1. ALSO: Is your group hosting any special programs in memory of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks? This newspaper is compiling a list of remembrance events for readers and would like to make it as complete as possible, including the arts and cultural institutions, faith communities, and civic organizations. Please send any announcements for inclusion in this report to by Friday, Aug. 26.


August 18, 2011

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San Dieguito Union High School District briefs

HS district plans proceed for new middle school

BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER •San Dieguito Union High School District associate superintendent of educational services Rick Schmitt said enrollment will likely drop by 125 students for the 20112012 year, with most of the decrease in the northern part of the district. He also reported that 25 students enrolled in district schools may be living outside the district’s boundaries, and an independent outside agency is being contracted to investigate residency. •For the first time since the school opened in 2004, not all incoming ninthgrade students who expressed interest in attending Canyon Crest Academy will be permitted to enroll this fall. The Pacific Highlands Ranch high school admitted 510 ninth-graders, Schmitt said, with 271 still on the waitlist. Each prior year, last-minute changes have allowed all waitlisted students who did not make the lottery the option to enroll in CCA, but the district is doubtful the waitlisted students will be admitted this year. • Laurie Francis, principal of Carmel Valley Middle School, said she will have about 1,500 students in her seventh- and eighth-grade school this coming year, and Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach will have about 700 students. Both middle schools will each be staffed with one principal and one assistant principal. •According to a June board report, the district paid $588,665 to College Board for Advanced Placement exams given to the district’s AP students in May. College Board charges $87 per exam, and the district collects this money from students, plus an ad-

BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER A San Dieguito Union High School District Facilities task force has recommended that the district exercise its option to purchase land in Pacific Highlands Ranch adjacent to Canyon Crest Academy, for a new middle school, the district’s fifth, to accommodate 1,000 students. District data for the two existing middle schools


ministrative overhead fee. •An Action Plan report given in June stated that declining enrollment and retirements have lessened the need to recruit teachers. This “made it possible to reduce the certificated personnel budget without significantly increasing class size,â€? according to the report. However, human resources has continued to concentrate on hiring staff for the more difficult-to-fill positions, including teachers specializing in computer programming, American sign language, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, chemistry and physics. • Three R-rated films are on the Aug. 18 school board agenda for approval to show in the district’s video film classes at each of the four high schools. The films are “Tombstone,â€? “Mississippi Burning,â€? and “Cinema Paradiso.â€? They are rated R for a variety of reasons, including brief sexual content, profanity, violence and scenes of limited drug use. These three join a list of over 40 other R-rated films approved for showing in English, social studies, world language and visual/performing arts classes. The list includes “The Killing Fields,â€? “Schindler’s List,â€? “Braveheart,â€? “The Matrix,â€? “Saving Private Ryan,â€? “Bowling for Columbine,â€? “Apocalypse Nowâ€? and many other popular films. The district’s board policy limits the showing of R-rated films to grades 9-12 and requires that parents be notified in advance for permission for their children to view the films. All R-rated films on the approved list strengthen course curriculum, the staff report reads. •The recommendation from SDUHSD See BRIEFS, page 24

in the southern half of the district show that, in October 2010, there were 1,469 students enrolled at Carmel Valley Middle School and 704 at Earl Warren Middle School. Preferred capacity is 1,000 at CVMS and 500 at EWMS. This puts the district over preferred capacity by 673 students. Long-range projections indicate that, without a third middle school, CVMS will hit enrollment of 1,675 and EWMS will see 803 stu-

See PLANS, page 24

Solana Beach alters fee structure for toddler and preschool programs BY MARSHA SUTTON CONTRIBUTOR The Solana Beach School District (SBSD) raised fees for its Child Development Center at its Aug. 11 board meeting, for its toddler and preschool programs. Unchanged is the cost of programs for elementary school-age children, which includes before-school, after-school, minimum-day, holiday and summer care. To remain self-supporting, the district must increase CDC fees to counter rising costs, according to the board report, which estimated that the new fees will generate between $101,000 and $194,000 annually in additional income. SBSD superintendent Leslie Fausset said the old system was cumbersome because


dents – nearly 1,000 students over capacity. The task force recommendation, based on housing projections showing continued development in Pacific Highlands Ranch and nearby communities, is to begin building the new middle school in four to five years. The initial opening would accommodate 500 students, and gradually increase to 1,000 students in subsequent years.


each family’s bills were calculated individually based on hourly and daily rates and each child’s irregular drop-in hours. “We need to know resources for staffing, and too much flexibility becomes a problem,� Fausset said. “We needed to wipe the slate clean and find a new system that’s simpler.� The new system, she said, standardizes costs and streamlines accounting procedures by changing from a daily to a monthly fee structure, which was determined after comparing fees charged by other competitive preschools, including Del Mar Hills Nursery, Santa Fe Montessori, Carmel Valley Montessori, Notre Dame Academy, KinderCare Del Mar, The Learning Tree, Aspirations and SoSee PROGRAMS, page 24






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Free FBI child ID App available ‘One Paseo’ project to San Diego community planned just south of RSF San Diego FBI Special Agent in Charge Keith Slotter recently announced the launch of a free FBI Child ID app. The mobile application enables parents to store photos and vital information about their children on their iPhone, so in the event that a child goes missing parents can immediately show or email physical identifiers and photos to law enforcement officials. The app also includes tips on keeping children safe, as well as specific guidance on what to do in the first few crucial hours after a child goes missing. Currently the app is available for use on iPhones and can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes. The app is expected to be available on other types of mobile devices in the near future. The FBI does not collect or store information uploaded to the app. The information is only stored locally on the individual’s mobile device unless it is sent to authorities at a time of emergency. Parents are encour-

aged to refer to their mobile provider’s terms of service for information about the security of applications stored on device. The FBI also regularly distributes child ID kits in the San Diego community. Child ID kits are distributed at various San Diego community events throughout the year, including “National Night Out” and “Finish Chelsea’s Run.” The traditional child ID kits allow parents to collect and record their child’s photos, fingerprints, personal characteristics and DNA for use in an emergency. The FBI does not collect the Child ID Kits, but rather distributes them for use by parents and guardians. Child ID Kits will be distributed at the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive Chick-fil-A night in Mira Mesa (10750 Camino Ruiz, San Diego, CA) on Aug. 30 from 5-7 p.m. For more information, please visit

BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Planners took a look at the latest information from Kilroy Realty’s “Mainstreet for Carmel Valley” project at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s regional issues subcommittee meeting on July 20. Planners received a great deal of input from the community on the in-development project planned for the corner of El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road, across from Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Recently named “One Paseo,” the project will include residential units, shops, restaurants, office buildings, a boutique hotel and a movie theater with a pedestrian-oriented main street running though the center of the project. The heights of the office buildings are varied—one is a 10-story building with nine stories of office over one floor of retail; another is seven stories over one retail. Offices and the movie theater wrap around a parking structure so it is hidden from view. Currently, Kilroy is entitled to 500,000 square feet on the property and the community plan calls for just office See PROJECT, page 24

August 18, 2011

Board looks into alleged elephant abuse BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer As Del Mar Fairgrounds officials conduct an investigation into the alleged abuse by elephant ride company Have Trunk Will Travel, several members of the public came before the 22nd District Agricultural Association (22nd DAA) board on Aug. 9 to voice their concern. A Have Trunk Will Travel report was listed as a possible action item on the 22nd DAA agenda for Aug. 9, but it was postponed because officials are “collecting additional data,” according to the agenda.

Allegations arose earlier this summer, when an undercover video was released by Animal Defenders International (ADI) purportedly showing a trainer striking a baby elephant with a sharpended heavy stick known as a billhook. Animal rights groups also claim the company uses high-voltage electrical prods to make the animals submissive. Jane Carmill, president of San Diego Animal Advocates, asked the board to completely eliminate the elephant rides, which have existed at the fair for nearly 30 See ELEPHANT, page 24

Ask the editor and we’ll search for an answer We want to help you get answers to those questions that are puzzling you so this week we kick off a new feature: Ask the editor. E-mail us those perplexing or quirky questions about things in Rancho Santa Fe that concern you, such as what’s up with the new business down the street or safety concerns in your neighborhood. Or maybe you’re wondering about the history of a particular building or want to know what to do if your child hasn’t had a pertussis vaccination before school starts. Sometimes your question might turn into a full story; other times it might just be a short answer. We’ll do our best to investigate your queries in the next edition, so let us know what’s got you scratching your head and we’ll try and help. Send your questions to

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Accomplished travel writer always ready for next great adventure BY JOE TASH CONTRIBUTOR When he’s working, Joe Yogerst might find himself bungee-jumping from 13 stories above Auckland Harbour in New Zealand or interviewing witch doctors in Madagascar. At home, he’s the father of a middle-schooler and college sophomore who lives in a local gated community. “It’s like living in a parallel universe,” said Yogerst, 55, an award-winning travel writer about the juxtaposition of his private and professional lives. But his wanderlust may have been pre-ordained. He is descended from Huguenot French who went to England to escape religious prosecution, then immigrated to Virginia in 1620, where they helped found Jamestown. Over the next few centuries, he said, they continued moving west until they reached California and the Pacific Ocean. So he suspects his own predilection for travel might be hereditary. “I honestly think it’s genetic. I think people have a genetic predisposition to roam,” said Yogerst. Whatever the cause, the result is a body of work chronicling people, places and things in remote destinations around the globe. Yogerst has visited some 120 countries over his writing career, and is the author of numerous articles for magazines and newspapers, along with travel books, murder mystery novels and television scripts. Among his recent publications was “10 Best of Everything National Parks” for National Geographic. Soon to come out will be “Honeymoon Chic,” about great places to honeymoon in Asia, and “100 Places That Will Change Your Child’s Life” for National Geographic. The books are or will soon be available at and Barnes & Noble. Yogerst grew up in San Diego, and attended University High School, where he wrote about sports for the school newspaper. He majored in geography at UCLA, and continued writing for the Daily Bruin. His first job out of college was as an editor at Soccer America magazine. But his burning desire was to work as a foreign correspondent. He wrote to newspapers across the country, but only received rejections. So he quit his job, sold his belongings and bought a one-way ticket to South Africa, where he made a living as a freelance writer. He said that year was one of the best of his life “just from pure high adventure.” In all, he spent 14 years living overseas, including stints as a reporter in London, and magazine editor in Hong Kong

Joe Yogerst in Vanuatu and Singapore. He met his wife, Julia Clerk, in London, and the couple has two daughters: Chelsea, 18, and Shannon, 13. Clerk is a writer for Business Leader magazine. He returned to the San Diego in 1994, and spent the late 1990s writing television scripts for such shows as “Silk Stalkings.” Then, in 1999, National Geographic called and asked him to write a book about driving the Pan-American Highway from Texas to Argentina. “It was a dream assignment. Just drive down the highway and see who you run into and what happens. It was a Hunter Thomspson-esque experience minus the drugs,” he said. To Yogerst, travel writing is an adrenaline rush tinged with the fear of not being able to deliver the promised article or book, a fine line between excitement and apprehension. “Being dropped into a place you’ve never been before and figuring out within a couple of hours how you’re going to survive and accomplish your goals. It’s my own personal reality show,” he said. “Walking around aimlessly without a plan or with a

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RSF residents invited to Sunset Soiree event in RSF to celebrate grand opening of San Diego European Motorcars Help celebrate the grand opening of San Diego European Motorcars (Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Lotus), the new luxury car dealership in San Diego. Now open and located at 7820 Balboa Ave., with construction underway and completion expected in 2012, this automotive campus will be nothing short of excellent. Help welcome them to San Diego at a Sunset Soiree to be held in Rancho Santa Fe on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 3-7 p.m., with hors d’ oeuvres provided by Dolce RSF, great music, chocolates by Jer’s, complimentary wine, and a fashion show by Ohh La La in Del Mar. Sunset Soiree will be held at a private residence available for sale and listed by Jodi Anderson of Willis Allen Real Estate, located at 15611 Via De Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 92067. All RSF residents are welcome to attend. To view the latest inventory of San Diego European Motorcars, visit or call 1-888-637-9681.


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The Prestige Estates endorses The Philanthropy Club Foundation at Rancho Santa Fe Back-to-School social Local businessmen Steve Knight and Dave Baker are “Changing the Age of Philanthropy.� To introduce the rewards of giving to the youth of the community, the coowners of The Prestige Estates created The Philanthropy Club Foundation. “We wanted to teach kids the importance of philanthropy, and to do so, we break down and explain the value of selflessly giving one’s time, talent, and treasure,� says Knight. Baker adds that it was important to them that the children “learn what philanthropy is in the classroom and then take it home to their families to spread the lesson of giving.� After Knight and Baker introduce the concept in the classroom, they give the students a homework assignment; they must go home and discuss philanthropy with their parents or guardians. Additionally, the students are given a short list of charities and, from this list, they decide how much each will receive and why. They discuss their decisions back in class with their peers, and the funds are then allocated among the selected charities. The Philanthropy Club’s classroom–to– dinner table approach has been well received by Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary,

Solana Highlands Elementary, and Solana Vista Elementary, and will also be part of the Rancho Santa Fe School District beginning the 2011 fall semester. The Philanthropy Club Foundation provides the funding for each school project and, to date, the following charitable organizations have been recipients: Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, Community Resource Center, Helen Woodward Animal Center, La Jolla Playhouse, North Coast Repertory Theater, Rady Children’s Hospital, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Solana Center for the Environment, Special Olympics North San Diego, Surfrider Foundation, and United Through Reading. To support the great work The Philanthropy Club is doing and to attract new donors, The Prestige Estates is hosting a Back to School–themed event in Rancho Santa Fe on Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. Please feel free to bring a guest and make sure to RSVP by Aug. 19 to Yvette at or call 760-419-6270. Location is The Prestige Estates offices at 6030 El Tordo, Suite B, in Rancho Santa Fe.

‘Back to School Coffee’ to be held at R. Roger Rowe School The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation hosts its annual Back to School Coffee on Monday, Aug. 29, the first day of school. All parents are invited to attend a meet and greet starting at 8:15 a.m. with the R. Roger Rowe School Administration in the Performing Arts Center on the first day of school. The Education Foundation also uses this opportunity to distribute information about the year’s programs and encourage families to participate and contribute early. Administration and Foundation personnel will make brief presentations. Additionally, parents can visit with other families and enjoy coffee and pastries generously donated by Community Partner, CaffĂŠ Positano.

Rancho Valencia hosting equestrianthemed ‘Theater Thursdays’ Rancho Valencia, an Auberge resort in Rancho Santa Fe, is hosting Theater Thursdays in August. After a day at the Races, retreat to the private escape of Rancho Valencia for equestrian-themed family films, which begin at 8 p.m., under the stars: •Aug. 18: “Dreamerâ€? starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning •Aug. 25: Disney’s “Secretariatâ€? Admission and popcorn are free and films will be screened on the resort’s Croquet Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and pillows. Food and beverage is available for purchase for $22, which includes: • Executive Chef Eric Bauer’s Family Fried Chicken Bucket •Fruit Salad and Potato Salad •Rancho Valencia Chocolate Chip Cookie •Beverages (extra) Visit; Rancho Valencia is located at 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe; (858) 756-1123.

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The RSF Foundation and the World of Children Award present ‘An Evening with Jourdan Urbach’ On Saturday, Sept. 10, critically-acclaimed Juilliard violin virtuoso Jourdan Urbach will play a solo concert during an event presented by the World of Children Award and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The event will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe home of World of Children Award cofounders Harry Leibowitz and Kay IsaacsonLeibowitz. New York music critics have called Urbach “a young Paganini” and rave about his “buttery-smooth playing and laser-sharp technique.” The New York Concert Review called Urbach “Superlative” with “impeccable technique and exquisite artistry.” The 19-year-old prodigy and Yale sophomore has played four sold-out concerts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and will share a World Premiere Composition during his one-hour concert for the community of Rancho Santa Fe. Urbach is featured on comedian Steve Martin’s Grammy-winning Blue Grass album, which was released by Capitol Records in 2009; and was commissioned to compose the film score for the short film “Elah and the Moon,” by director Vera Mulyani, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2009 and The Cannes Film Festival 2010. Urbach has also been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN-Lou Dobbs and the CBS Sunday Morning Program with Charles Osgood. In 2010, Urbach was honored with the prestigious World of Children Youth Award for his work for children through the organization he founded, Children Helping Children/Concerts for a Cure, which has raised $4.8 million to date to fight neurological disease and create groundbreaking pediatric hospital programs in music therapy. While performing in hospitals at the age of 7, Urbach discovered that music could stimulate the brain and spark healing in children with neurological problems. After seeing a previously unresponsive child react to his music, Urbach decided to dedicate his life to sharing the power of medicine and music to help heal. At just 9 years old, he began gathering musicians and entire symphony orchestras, headlining with them to perform “Concerts

for a Cure” at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and dozens of other prestigious venues around the country to raise money for pediatric neurological care Violinist Jourdan Urbach and research. Photo by Arnold Gold/New “The Haven Register Rancho Santa Fe community has been so inspired by young philanthropist Craig Kielburger, who visited with us and was also a World of Children Award honoree,” said Christy Wilson, executive director of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. “Jourdan Urbach is another young amazing World of Children honoree who is using his talents as a major force to change the world for children in need and we are truly honored to welcome him into our community.” World of Children Award co-founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz welcome Rancho Santa Fe residents to attend this exclusive one-hour concert and reception to enjoy the music of Jourdan Urbach, and to learn more about their nonprofit organization serving vulnerable children world-wide. Often referred to by the media as the Nobel Prize© for Child Advocates, the World of Children Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children. By discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide, the World of Children Award sets the gold standard in child advocacy. To learn more about this event please contact the World of Children Award Office at (925) 399-6410, or email contact@ Seating is limited, so early RSVPs are encouraged.

Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes benefit set for Sept. 8 Showcasing fabulous fashion and exquisite wines, the Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m., at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Event proceeds from the luxurious evening will fund the purchase of the most advanced digital mammography technology for women’s health services at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. This new technology will improve radiologists’ ability to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages. As guests enjoy world-class wine and delicious food tastings from San Diego’s best chefs, they can leisurely shop for designer shoes, handbags and accessories from the country’s finest stores and boutiques. A si-

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Early morning TV co-anchor brings international flair to viewers seeking ‘no-fluff’ news with their morning coffee BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor Growing up in Skokie, Illinois, the last thing in the world Kaushal Patel thought she would become was a television journalist and anchor. If you’re an early riser who clicks on television news with your morning coffee, you undoubtedly have seen her do her thing as co-anchor of 10News This Morning on weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., and 10News Midday at 11 a.m with veteran newscaster Bill Griffith. She pronounces her name Kaushal, “like ‘social’ — “And I am,” she says, and Patel, like ‘Mattel’ the toy company.” She joined San Diego’s ABC affiliate, KGTV, about a year ago having served as a CNN International anchor/correspondent in Atlanta and Hong Kong, af-

ter initially honing her skills as reporter and anchor in El Paso, Texas, and Yuma and Tucson, Arizona. Hard to imagine, but growing up as the daughter of immigrant parents from India, Patel recalls, “I was shy most of my life and not very outspoken, very studious, but I really never knew what I wanted to do.” Patel was born in Evanston, Illinois. Her father is a scientist and director of a kidney transplant laboratory. She has a younger brother who is an engineer and lives in San Diego. We interviewed the outgoing and articulate coanchor recently in the conference room at Channel 10 after she completed her morning shift in the studio and as the Dow Jones was plummeting 634

Quick Facts Name: Kaushal Patel (pronounced: ‘Kóh-shal Pá-tel’) Distinction: A former CNN International anchor in Atlanta and Hong Kong, Kaushal Patel joined San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV Channel 10 a year ago as co-anchor of 10News This Morning and 10News Midday with veteran broadcaster Bill Griffith Born: Evanston, Illinois, grew up in nearby Skokie, Ill. Marital status: Single, “in a happy relationship” Education: B.B.A. degrees in marketing and management from the University of Texas at El Paso. Interests: “I love to cook. Cooking’s my passion… Love to travel. Any adventure. Something new. I love to try new things. I’m a big foodie. I like to go and try new restaurants.” Reading: “I try and read three things at once, but never finish anything. I’m one of those people. But I do read The Economist, and trying to read The Economist, that will take you a month.” Physical regimen: Works out four to five times a week and maintains a pretty strict diet. “Nothing white. No pasta. No rice. No white bread.” Favorite TV: ABC comedy series “Modern Family” Favorite film: “Life is Beautiful,” 1997 Italian film starring Roberto Benigni who won Best Actor Academy Award for his role. Local getaways: Coronado, La Jolla Shores, Torrey Pines Philosophy: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

points in the latest round of gyrations on Wall Street. Sort of a momentous occasion. But, not to worry. Patel is confident the market will recover, eventually, as will her 401k. “If you told me when I was 5, 10, 15, any of those ages, that I was going to be a journalist or TV broadcaster, I would have looked at you like you were very strange. “My parents, like many Asian parents, want their children to excel, but they want you to become a doctor, an engineer, or have a business degree, something that would always provide and keep you prosperous throughout your life. Having Mom and Dad instill that in me, I did go to nursing school for a year and then ended up getting my business degrees.” She was in her senior year at the University of Texas at El Paso, studying marketing and management, when she accidentally experienced a eureka moment in her life. “I wanted to see how the marketing department worked at a television station. How did they market to viewers? So I went to the local TV station, (NBC affiliate) KTSM-TV. Well, they didn’t have an internship program for the station, but they had an internship program for the news department.” She applied, got the internship, and while accompanying a reporter “to see how they put together stories… I fell in love instantly with what a reporter does.” She had been planning to enter the corporate world. “I had offers from a couple of Fortune 500 companies right out of college, but I decided to just take a chance, take a chance on something I felt passionate about and I really never looked back and I can’t imagine doing anything else.” She worked her way up from the internship, to part-time assignment edi-

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tor, weekend reporter and then full-time reporter. Deciding she wanted to become an anchor and looking for an opportunity, she focused on stations in smaller markets and won a slot as a reporter/anchor at NBC affiliate KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona, eventually becoming the station’s main anchor. “Yuma is where I learned to write as a television journalist. I had a wonderful news director, Bruce Kirk, who taught me how to write conversationally and write it so people will pay attention and want to watch the news,” she said. Also, while in Yuma, she won Associated Press Awards for Best Newscast and for investigative reporting into prescription drugs that were banned in the U.S. as being unsafe but were being sold in pharmacies across the border in Mexico. After four years in Yuma — and being single, mobile and focused on advancing her career — she moved on to CBS affiliate

KOLD-TV in Tucson, “just up the road, in a bigger market,” and three years later to KTVT-TV in Dallas, Texas, an even larger and growing market. “I was there for a couple of years, but my dream was always to go to CNN,” she said, “because when I started in the business, we all watched CNN. And I watched CNN’s Headline News ever since I was young. “I have an agent. And he said you might have an opportunity. CNN was looking for an anchor for CNN International. It’s not the domestic CNN network,” she explained. It’s CNN’s international English language network watched by more than 200 million international viewers in more than 200 countries. Patel joined CNN International in 2008, initially anchoring from CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and then from Hong Kong doing a daily two-hour, sometimes three-hour, single-anchor international news show.

On occasion, she did reporting as well because “I was in Hong Kong when the whole tainted milk outbreak happened and dozens of kids died … and the issue with tainted chickens and a minibond scam involving a branch of Lehman Brothers.” Returning to the States in early 2010 and wanting to settle in California, she freelanced for six months at FOX affiliate, KSWB-TV, San Diego, before joining Channel 10 in September 2010. She gets up at 2:30 a.m.; her first newscast begins at 4:30 a.m. and she works until noon. “I’ve always been an evening anchor, so this has been quite an adjustment for me,” she acknowledged. She especially likes working with co-anchor Bill Griffith. “Bill is a veteran. He’s been in this market for 35 years. In this day and age, you never find anybody [like that]. He pushes me to be a better anchor … and I continue to learn every day. “I anchor three-and-ahalf hours worth of news and I write a lot of my stuff.” She enjoys delivering “hard news” in a concise, no-nonsense manner that can be understood by everyone, “from a 9-year-old to a neurosurgeon.” “People, in the morning, want to get their news and get out the door. They don’t want all the fluff. ” Interests outside of work? “I love to cook. Cooking’s my passion. I cook a new recipe every week from scratch — everything, but especially anything with seafood. Love to travel. Any adventure. Something new. Love to try new things. I’m a big foodie. I like to go and try new restaurants, attend music festivals and events in town. I like being involved in the community. I like to see what’s going on. I love it here.”

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Center to study how genes trigger diseases La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology last week opened a new center that aims at pinpointing the specific genes involved in causing immune diseases, cancer and other diseases. Utilizing RNA interference (RNAi), the new RNAi Center is one of a small group of facilities dedicated to this technology worldwide. Sonia Sharma, Ph.D., the RNAi Center’s scientific director, said in a press release that “RNAi lets us explore the function of each gene, so that we can determine how it fits into the disease process,” Using RNAi, researchers can shut off individual genes, one at a time, in order to figure out which functions they control, she explained, noting that once medical researchers know a certain gene is a major contributor to a specific disease process, they can make it a target for future drug development. Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello won the 206 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006 “for their discovery of RNA interference — gene silencing by double-stranded RNA,” according to the prize committee’s website. Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., the La Jolla Institute’s president and chief scientific officer , said the opening “represents a milestone for fueling research on the genetic basis of diseases.” He is co-principal investigator with Anjana Rao, Ph.D., a prominent genetics and cell biology researcher recruited from Harvard Medical School last year. The center was funded through a $12.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) and is supported

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All welcome at ‘Pacificfest’ fundraiser for former racehorses BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor Each year Bing I. Bush Jr. opens up his Del Mar offices on the historic stretch of Camino del Mar to the public. In this gesture of goodwill, each Holiday Season, he organizes a festive event — Decemberfest — to not only help locals celebrate the Holidays, but to also benefit the St. Germaine Children’s Charity through donations of gifts and funds by attendees. This summer Bush has planned a seasonal sister event he calls Pacificfest. Monies collected at this open house party will benefit After the Finish Line, a nonprofit group started in 2007 by Dawn Mellen, that provides funds to other charities dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of former thoroughbred racehorses, finding them second homes after their competitive careers have peaked. The party is scheduled to coincide with the Pacific Classic, the most preeminent horse race of the Del Mar racing season and is set for Aug. 27, the evening be-

fore the big race. This race has significant meaning to Bush, an attorney whose specialty is equine law. Notably Richard’s Kid, the horse of one of Bush’s clients (His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Al-Maktoum), won that race last year. Bush manages the Prince’s Dubai-based stable, Zabeel Racing International. He also represents most of the jockeys on the Southern California circuit, some of whom compete in the race, he said. In support of After the Finish Line, Bush will provide the venue and fund the catering by Tacos Y Gorditos, and live music by Haute Chile. He invites each adult to bring, “Your favorite Mexican beer or wine,” in addition to a minimum of a $10 donation that will go directly to the charity. There will be plenty of volunteers present, some from the racetrack, and some from Bush’s own office, to act as bartenders and food servers. While part of Bush’s law business involves personal injury work, as well as estate planning, the majority of

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CF Cycle for Life partners with RSF’s Ranch Cycles The San Diego Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is gearing up to roll out the new fundraising event, the Aptalis CF Cycle for Life. The cycling event empowers participants to take action and raises critical funds for life-saving research, education and care programs for cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease. The Aptalis CF Cycle for Life event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, with the race beginning at Mira Costa College in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Riders can choose to participate in a 32-mile, 62-mile or 70mile course. Local bike shop Ranch Cycles,

located in Del Rayo Village, is providing training rides every Sunday before the Oct. 29 race to get participants well-prepared. The training rides will leave from the shop at 16089 San Dieguito Road (in the Fairbanks Ranch area) at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Funds raised through Cycle for Life will go toward cystic fibrosis research and care. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, the median predicted age of survival is more than 37 years old. “With so much promising research on the horizon, it’s more im-

portant than ever that we raise every dollar we can to fight CF and improve the lives of people with this disease,” said Maria Olson, executive director for the CF Foundation’s San Diego Chapter. “We are grateful for the contributions of each volunteer, donor and corporate sponsor who supports the Aptalis CF Cycle for Life. Every cyclist is doing their part in this life-saving effort and at the same time enjoying an amazing route.” To help fight CF, get involved in the Aptalis CF Cycle for Life by calling the San Diego Chapter at (858) 452-2873 or visit cffcycle. com.

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Ranch resident spots bobcat

‘Jammin Under the Stars’ raises funds for San Pasqual Academy

Sandy Southworth, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, took this photo of a bobcat last weekend on the patio of her home on Via del Alba. The large feline approached Southworth’s birdbath after an owl-like bird was standing in the water for about 20 minutes. The cat missed the bird, but Southworth was able to snap this photo (close-up at left).

Rob Powell, Jennifer Enright, Alicia Jammer, Quentin Jammer, Maria Barry, Ginger Levy, Jolane Crawford, Sean Barry. PHOTO COURTESY OF COAST HIGHWAY PHOTOGRAPHY “We’re very pleased that we met our funThe second annual fundraising event “Jammin Under the Stars” was held at the pri- draising goal,” said Alicia Jammer. “We had a vate estate of Sean and Maria Barry in Rancho record number of guests attend in support of our mission and the live auction was particuSanta Fe on July 15 to benefit the Jammer larly competitive this year. We’re especially Family Foundation. The event, which raised grateful to our event sponsors and to Quen$80,000, was organized by San Diego Charger tin’s teammates for their participation.” Quentin Jammer and his wife Alicia, along The Jammers were introduced to the with Maria Barry, Rob Powell, Jolane Crawford, Ginger Levy and Jennifer Enright. Jeffery foster teens of San Pasqual Academy several years ago and have been instrumental in Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille provided caproviding scholarships, Thanksgiving and tering and the evening’s festivities included Christmas programs, group outings to Charsilent and live auctions, opportunity drawger games, one-on-one mentoring and the ings, entertainment and dancing. construction of a home football field. Guests mingled with members of the Quentin and Alicia devote much time Chargers football team, including Darren Spand talent to their nonprofit. The Jammer roles, Antoine Cason, Mike Tolbert, Larry EngFamily Foundation embraces the belief that lish, Darren Bennett (retired) and Darren Carrington (retired and event emcee) in support of all children should be given equal opportunity to excel in athletics and academics, reprograms that empower the students of San gardless of resources. Their ultimate goal is Pasqual Academy, the first national residential to establish a solid support system to develeducation campus for foster teens. Event sponop young leaders who will sustain a prospersors included: Le Dimora; Symbolic Motors; ous community. The foundation engages in Mutual of Omaha; Schubach Aviation; Exa variety of causes in the San Diego commutreme Fun; Riviera Magazine; Milton’s Delicanity, including Mothers Against Drunk Drivtessen; Jimmy Choo; Hudson Printing; Coast ing (MADD), United Way and the Boys and Highway Photography and Delicias. Proceeds Girls Clubs. For additional information, visit will directly impact San Pasqual Academy through the Jammer Family Foundation.


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CCA student spends memorable time volunteering at Guatemala school BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Adam Woodnutt, 14, spent three weeks of his summer volunteering in Guatemala at a school for indigenous Mayan children. The incoming sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy logged 60 hours of community service from July 16 to Aug. 5 with Global Leadership Adventures (GLA), an international organization headquartered in San Diego that offers service-learning opportunities to high school students. “I feel like we made a difference and I think the kids will remember us.” Adam said. Adam researched many different kinds of service trips and picked GLA’s Guatemala trip for its focus on service and foreign language—he is fairly adept at speaking conversational Spanish. “I wanted to go on a trip that wouldn’t be like a vacation, I wanted to go on one to actually help people and learn things,” Adam said. Adam’s group included

took like 30 minutes just to get a little done.” The group painted the outside of the classroom building, as well. Adam had plenty of time to connect with the school’s students—the kids always wanted to be carried piggyback-style and loved taking pictures with his camera. He was impressed that while the children appeared to have very little and were dressed in “hand-me-down” clothes, “They were all really happy still,” he said. “They were nice little kids.” In addition to the service work, the students visited different towns and villages in Guatemala, such as the market town of Chichicastenango, archeological ruins, organic coffee farms and the sacred lake Laguna Chicabal, located at the top of a

dormant volcano. Adam learned about Mayan art, music and culture—he was struck by how vibrant the community was, with bright colors used in clothing and art, and the people very welcoming and so happy. At CCA this year, Adam hopes to get more involved with school service groups and wants to find a cause to support and fundraise for. “I think (service) is very rewarding,” Adam said, He would “absolutely” recommend Global Leadership Adventures to his peers and hopes to be able to do another project in a future summer, perhaps GLA’s service trip to Ghana. To learn more, visit

Women’s Bible study offered at The Village Church Canyon Crest Academy student Adam Woodnutt volunteered at a Guatemalan school for three weeks with Global Leadership Adventures. 36 students, mainly from the U.S., but also some from Europe. They stayed in a lodge outside of Xela and participated in an immersion curriculum designed to improve their Spanishspeaking skills. Throughout the week, the students restored a

classroom at a local Mayan school. They built up the new classroom and even installed faucets. “I had built things before but not anything of that scale,” Adam said. “The hardest part was probably chiseling out part of the wall. It was just rock and it

The whole message of the world’s bestselling book—and arguably it’s most important—will be the topic of the Women’s Bible Study at the Village Church this fall. Beginning Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, and continuing through next May, all women of the community are invited to join in study and fellowship as they explore the Bible in a fashion not often employed in churches. Rather than a book-by-book or verse-byverse approach, this year’s study will look at 10 major themes of the whole Bible and help students see how the whole text fits together to speak a single, consistent message. Led by Dr. Jack Baca, Senior Pastor, students will learn major portions of scripture within

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Del Mar Racing Feature La Jolla Handicap (Grade IIT)

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(Left) Burns, on the inside, drove through an opening in the stretch and scored a neck victory over Lil Bit O’Fun in the La Jolla Handicap (Grade IIT) for 3-year-olds on Aug. 13 at Del Mar. Thirtyfirststreet was a half-length farther back in third. Burns, ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.36 on the firm turf. He is trained by Barry Abrams and owned by Madeline Auerbach in partnership with Alfred Pais. — Kelley Carlson

Jockey thrilled to be back ‘on track’ after injury BY JULIE SARNO Contributor Jockey Joe Steiner has a long history with the Del Mar Race Track. From the Pacific Northwest, Steiner rode his first race in 1981 at Del Mar. The jockey owns a condo in Solana Beach. He calls the seaside town his home, even though riding at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park takes him to the Los Angeles area for much of the year. Born in Renton, Wash., Steiner is part of a racing family. He grew up near Longacres, a race track which is now defunct. His parents, Joe and Sally, run the track kitchen at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. Steiner is one of four children. His brother, Jack, is in the import-export business. His sister, Kelli, gallops for trainer Vann Belvoir and sister, Karrie, is a dental hygienist in Seattle. Steiner’s grandfather was a jockey. After he retired, he became a trainer. As a boy, Steiner helped him, cleaning stalls and grooming horses. “I knew from the time I was 5 years old that I wanted to be a jockey,” said Steiner.

Hall of Fame jockey John Longden often visited. “He and my grandfather were good friends. Mr. Longden said to me, ‘As soon as you learn how to ride, come see me.’” At 15, Steiner began working for Longden, then a trainer, at Santa Anita. He finished high school at the insistence of Mrs. Longden. Steiner rode his first winner in 1981 at Del Mar on a horse named Hillside Ruler. His riding career took him back to the Pacific Northwest and then to Kentucky. Steiner returned to the Southern California circuit in 1999. He suffered a serious injury in a 2005 spill at Santa Anita. After his injury, Steiner worked for the Jockeys’ guild, then in real estate. Then for two years, he worked horses for top trainer Bob Baffert. Steiner did not ride in a race again until this spring. Steiner recalled his return as a jockey: “I was on a 35-1 shot at Santa Anita and I got beat by a head. I rode for Joe Herrick. It was like I was watching a movie. It had been six years since I had rid-

Trainer Sam Semkin in the paddock at Del Mar with jockey Joe Steiner prior to a race. den a race. I had ridden for Joe in the past. He believed in me.” Steiner’s first win upon his return as a jockey occurred on May 28 at Hollywood Park. Steiner was aboard Slane Castle, a 3-yearold filly trained and coowned by Bob Leonard. Steiner had ridden for Leonard over the years. Most notably, Steiner rode Saratoga Passage to victory in the 1987 Norfolk Stakes (Grade

1) at Santa Anita. “Slane Castle went off at 71-1 and paid $143,” recalled Steiner. “Track announcer Vic Stauffer was ready, ‘It’s Joe Steiner’s first win in six years, three months and two days.’” Steiner won his first race of Del Mar’s 2011 meet on Aug. 13 aboard Spartan Jet. Spartan Jet is also trained by Herrick. Steiner has ridden 10,050 races in his career, won 969 races, second in

1,006 and third in 1,080. Why did Steiner work so hard to make a comeback as a jockey? “The bottom line is, I was empty inside when I wasn’t around the horses and away from the track,” said Steiner. “Working horses brought me back to life – my enthusiasm and passion for it.” As for being a jockey, Steiner is enjoying it more than ever. “I appreciate every minute now. I feel that I can be more of an asset to a horse during a race. I’m stronger than I was before physically and mentally.” Fitness is a priority with Steiner, 47, who works out and keeps a careful eye on his nutrition. In terms of weight control and nutrition, Steiner credits Hall of Fame retired jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., with helping him. Steiner says he starts the day with a Power Bar and water. After working horses in the morning, often he makes an omelet, consisting of two egg whites and a whole egg, some spinach and some sunflower seeds, cooked in oil,

not butter. Another Power Bar is a snack in the afternoon. Avoiding dairy and carbs are key to his nutrition regime. Steiner’s dinner often includes fish and vegetables. The jockey colony at Del Mar features top jockeys. The competition for mounts is fierce. Steiner has no agent. Now that Steiner has returned to being a jockey, he approaches it like a business venture. He sets up his morning schedule in advance and works horses for different trainers. Then, Steiner hopes to be named as the jockey on the horse when it races. “When I work a horse for someone, they have more confidence in me,” said Steiner, who acknowledges he practices the old Avis Rental Car slogan — he tries harder. He will show up to work a horse in the morning whereas a big name rider might not. “Developing a young horse is the most rewarding thing there is – working with them and teaching them,” Steiner said.

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Local residents find fulfillment in women’s philanthropy BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer In families that contribute money to charities, it is often the women who are making philanthropic decisions — how much to give and to whom — but many major boards are dominated by men. Enter the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF), a group that nurture’s women’s abilities as leaders in philanthropy. “Women really enjoy the collaborative model,” said foundation board member Catherine Blair, a local resident who has been with SDWF since its beginnings in 2000. Pooling resources to make noticeable and effective change is the idea behind the San Diego Women’s Foundation, a local philanthropic group of about 200 that has awarded more than $2 million since its beginnings. Each woman pledges $2,000 annually for a minimum of five years, and each woman gets one vote in deciding where the foundation’s resources go. “It’s a totally egalitarian group,” said Blair, a former Junior League of San Diego president. “There are no ju-

nior members or senior members. We all give the same amount and we all get one vote. We are truly a democratic organization.” The foundation recently awarded $181,650 in grants to a handful of local programs: The San Diego Center for Children: “Therapeutic Music Program” ($45,000); Playwrights Project: “Writing Lives” ($29,650); San Diego Opera: “Words and Music” ($50,000); California Center for the Arts Escondido: “My Story: Literacy Through the Arts” ($25,000); and Eveoke Dance Theatre: “REFUGE in the Arts” ($32,000). But the foundation doesn’t only change the lives of those who benefit from its grants, it changes the lives of its members. Take for instance local resident Teresa Jacques, the foundation’s vice president, who moved to San Diego from England years ago and didn’t know one person here. She said joining the foundation allowed her not only to put her money where it counts, but also to gain lasting friendships with good-hearted fellow foundation members. “I worked in a male

dominated world, and I had never heard of anything like this that was all women, all as a group,” said Jacques, who has more than 20 years of global executive experience within the telecommunications, oilfield services and professional services sectors. Local resident Julie Ruedi, who retired after more than 25 years of doing biomedical research at The Scripps Research Institute, said being part of SDWF is like having a new career after retirement. Working on the grants committee, Ruedi looks into the community to find out where there are unmet needs and she helps review grant proposals and decides where to place funds. Members of SDWF also go on site visits to each entity that applies for grants. “From my experience, my line of work thrives off grant money,” said Ruedi, whose first 10 years of research was dedicated to exploring human immunodeficiency’s, including some very early pioneer work on establishing biomarkers for AIDS patients. “Working on the grants committee lets me do what I really like to do.”

From left: Julie Ruedi, Catherine Blair and Teresa Jacques serve on the 20-member board of the San Diego Women’s Foundation. The three local residents say being part of the philanthropic group has made numerous positive changes in their lives. PHOTO BY CLAIRE HARLIN

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TPHS ‘Kick Off’ football dinner

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The Torrey Pines High School Football program held its first Falcon Football Varsity “Kick Off” dinner at the RSF home of Sophia and Louay Alsadek with the coaches, the athletic trainer, and parents. The event was organized by Melissa Brewster, with help from the football liaison committee. The event was underwritten by a group of parents so that all Carrie Pickwell¸Pattie Weinberg, Erwin Omens, Cindy Mort money will go directly to the football program. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Pamplemousse dinner benefits jockey fund

T Sheila Clark, Stella and Dave Berrier, Ginny and Bob Newhart

Renee Schatz, Bob Wailes, Richard and Joani Kerr

he 14th annual Pamplemousse Dinner Party to benefit the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund was held Aug. 11 at Pamplemousse Grille. The event is named in memory of Don MacBeth, a New York jockey who died of cancer on 1987 at age 37. The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund is a charity established to assist injured riders in need. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Aloha spirit flows at Luau & Longboard Invitational Dennis Carson to be honored BY KATHY DAY Sunday culminates a year of hard work by more than 100 volunteers who have been working to make the annual Luau & Longboard Invitational happen. It’s also the day that Dr. Dennis Carson, who this year went back to the lab after eight years as director of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center will be honored at the event that has raised more than $5 million. He’s now working on finding drugs to treat breast and ovarian cancer and leukemia at the UCSD facility, one of only 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute. Carson, known for discovering and pushing through to clinical use a novel anti-cancer agent marketed as Leustatin, will accept the Rell Sunn Award given each year to “the person or persons who best embody the true aloha spirit and display the qualities shared by Rell and the Luau & Longboard Invitational — the battle against cancer, combined with unselfishness, compassion and a dedication to helping others,” according to the event website. At 32, Sunn was diagnosed

If you go ■ Luau & Longboard Invitational ■ Aug. 21, Scripps Pier ■ 7 a.m. Surf contest begins just south of the pier. Free to watch. ■ 11:15 a.m. Polynesian dance presentation begins ■ 11:30 a.m. Luau begins, featuring food, music, awards and silent and live auction ■ Luau tickets are still available for $150 ($115 of it is tax deductible). ■ Go to ■ To learn about the UCSD Moores Cancer Center go to with breast cancer and was told she had just months to live. Known as the “Queen of Makaha,” where she surfed and paddled outrigger canoes and helped children, she fought the disease for 15 years before passing away in 1998. That was the first year the award was presented in her honor. Carson said for years he’s watched the luau and surfing contest, which features teams from the biotech, medical and financial communities who are joined by surfing legends who go “Surfing

for a Cure.” There’s even a team of “Thrivers,” who are all cancer survivors. “The event is unique to San Diego and attracts a different group of supporters,” he said, noting that many are still working, younger and active in the business community. “Many haven’t ever thought of cancer or estate planning.” As director of the center, he saw the good that the funds raised at the event have done. Funds go to the director’s discretionary fund, he said, and can be used for pilot projects and early research, recruiting and support for patient services that insurance does not cover. Cory Reynolds, a business development manager with Manpower Inc., and Taylor Peterson of CONNECT are co-chairs of this year’s event and began working on it at 3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2010, when they were introduced at the end of the luau. That day lasted until dark, he recalled. Since then, they’ve spent countless hours rounding up other volunteers, who have been meeting since February working on everything from logistics to recruiting surfing legends and sponsors. Reynolds said he and Peterson are “just cheerleaders” whose task is to keep the volunteers engaged and create a community. For some

Robb Havassy’s colorful depiction of surfers near Scripps Pier with a bright sun shining over the water adorns this year’s Luau and Longboard Invitational posters and will be a prize catch during Sunday’s live auction. it’s become more than that — several have found spouses among the volunteers. Each year, the team must also come up with an event artist, asking for a donation of a signature artwork that can serve as the logo for shirts and posters. This year Robb Havassy stepped up. A self-taught artist who once was an international fashion model, he’s known for his



sports portraits and for his unique style in paintings of women, landscapes, flowers, children and animals. Reynolds is a cancer survivor — he is in remission from leukemia — and knows full well the value of drug discovery and research. Instead of taking multiple medications, he has to take only a single pill each day, he said. Without it, he added, the only alternative would have been a bone marrow transplant. “I had been a surfer for years,” Reynolds said, noting that he went to his first Longboard event in 1996 when he worked at SAIC. “Seeing the legends was the coolest thing ever.” Acknowledging he didn’t know about the cancer center, he “ran around with a camera” that first year and got more involved as the years went on. Now he’s in the last hours of the effort and can’t wait to show off the Moores center during Saturday’s VIP event — the first time it’s been held at the center. He said it will be like “pulling the curtains open” and showing off the center to the more than 200 guests. Looking back, he said, it’s pretty amazing that they reached the $5 million mark just by having people surfing on the beach.

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BRIEFS continued from page 2 superintendent Ken Noah to the board at the Aug. 18 meeting is to approve new four-year contracts for the district’s three associate superintendents, running from August 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015, each for an annual salary of $162,265 plus benefits. The associate superintendents are Eric Dill (business services), Terry King (human resources) and Rick Schmitt (educational services). Healthy Kids survey The board is expected to approve on Aug. 18 an agreement with the University of California San Diego to continue to administer to district students the California Healthy Kids Survey, through March 31, 2013. UCSD’s Dr. Sandra Brown is the project coordinator for the survey, which asks students anonymously to answer dozens of questions pertaining to drug and alcohol use, eating habits, physical exercise, bullying and other topics related to physical and mental well-being. The Healthy Kids information is shared with principals, who review it with their staff, Schmitt said. The data hasn’t changed much over the years and confirms what the district mostly already knows, he said, which reveals behavior and attitudes fairly consistent with high schools throughout San Diego and the nation. “There are a handful of trends,” said Schmitt, noting that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes, binge drinking continues to be a problem, and some district schools are worse than others in certain categories. He said students at schools in the northern part of the district tend to drink a little more than the Carmel Valley and Del Mar kids. “Or maybe they just get caught more,” he said. Results supplement lessons taught in health and life sciences classes, reinforce the district’s drug and alcohol READI program, and support the use of breathalyzers and other drug and alcohol detection devices at dances and other school functions. “What makes the survey so interesting is it’s something we would never have access to [otherwise],” Schmitt said. “We can only base our understanding and knowledge on hearsay or kids who actually get caught. So this helps us.” Schmitt said he trusts the data to be fairly accurate, because of the anonymity. “I believe the kids tell the truth,” he said. The survey is given to students every two years. Parents are notified in advance and given the right to opt their kids out of the survey. The agreement will cost $70,040, but the district is reimbursed through UCSD with funds from a state grant under the Tobacco Use Prevention Education program.

PROJECT continued from page 3 use. One Paseo’s plan is about 1.8 million square feet (just over 800,000 square feet is for retail and office uses, therefore the balance is for residential and hotel uses) and will require a community plan amendment. The meeting room in the AMN Healthcare building was packed and chair Jan Fuchs said there is probably enough interest in the project to hold a community forum in the coming months. Reactions to One Paseo at this meeting, attended by more than 25 people, were mixed. “We don’t need more office buildings,” said local resident Gail Hanson. “ A lot of the office buildings here are empty because of the economy.” Hanson also doubted the need for a hotel, with three down the street on El Camino Real. The project was also criticized for being too dense and urban for Carmel Valley. “The sheer intensity of this project will change the character of the community,” said Anne Harvey, co-chair of the subcommittee. However, several in attendance felt the change would be welcome. “We want more life in Carmel Valley,” said resident Esfira Muchnik. “We want to see something new in this sleepy communi-

northern portion of the district, is proposed, for an additional amount not to excontinued from page 2 ceed $22,000. Upgrades for schools The land set aside for the The Aug. 18 agenda for middle school is adjacent to the San Dieguito school the athletic fields at Canyon board meeting includes an Crest Academy, on the eastoverview of a July 2011 Faern side. cilities Planning Workshop The school board, at its which itemized the work Aug. 18 meeting, is being needed at each of the disasked to approve an amendtrict’s nine schools to bring ed contract for master planfacilities into compliance ning services for the prowith state and federal safety posed new middle school with Lionakis, an architectur- standards. The report, issued by al, structural, sustainability the district’s Facilities task and planning firm, at an adforce, also noted which camditional cost not to exceed $50,200. The funding would puses need upgrading for technology, labs, classrooms, come from capital facilities athletic fields, parking, artsand Mello-Roos funds. Lionakis already has a contract to related construction, and other issues related to parity provide services for Canyon Crest, Carmel Valley MS and and improving the learning environment. Earl Warren MS. The four schools in the “Staff would like to besouthern half of the district gin the master planning of require a total of about that middle school site so that the district is positioned $146.5 million in work, according to the preliminary to act on construction of a new middle school when en- estimate. Torrey Pines High rollment projections justify School, built in 1974, reit,” reads the board report. Another piece of proper- quires the most attention, with about $73 million in ty set aside for a future midupgrades needed in nearly dle school in the northern part of the district, in La Cos- every category. Canyon Crest Academy, which ta Valley in Carlsbad, was opened in 2004, is estimated purchased in 1999. Due to to need about $36 million in flat enrollment numbers in upgrades, mostly for athletic the north, the property has fields and improvements for not been developed for a sustainable “green” design. middle school. Earl Warren Middle To avoid paying the state an Unused Site Fee, which ac- School, which opened in cording to the district is over 1955, needs upgrades and improvements in almost ev$150,000 a year, staff is proery category, at an estimated posing that the board apcost of about $32 million. prove the development of Carmel Valley Middle the La Costa Valley land on School, built in 1999, is estian interim basis for athletic mated to require about $5.2 fields, a parking lot and a building for adult education. million in improvements, mostly for learning environTo this end, an amended ment standards, theater and contract with MVE Institutional, which is contracted to performing arts, “green” design, and circulation and perform master planning parking issues. work for schools in the


ty.” “I’m really excited about this project,” echoed resident Cynthia Dial. “I’d love to see our community have a heart.” Her husband Kent Dial, who works as a realtor, said that people love the touch and feel of Carmel Valley but often ask “Where’s downtown? Where’s the village?”—One Paseo could help bring what people are looking for, he said. “I realize the original community plan may not have envisioned this but this is what is needed now,” Kent Dial said. Resident Jerry Mailhot said he agrees that Kilroy’s is a great concept—he’d just prefer it to be at 500,000 square feet. In 2010, Kilroy mailed out over 8,000 brochures with their Main Street concept to Carmel Valley residents and the response was “overwhelmingly positive,” according to Marcela Escobar-Eck of Atlantis Group, which is helping Kilroy with its public outreach. “Some concerns were raised [by community residents] and the architecture and design team worked on ways to address those issues,” said Escobar-Eck of the concerns regarding traffic, community character and the project’s bulk and scale. Robert Little, vice president of develop-


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lana Beach Presbyterian. The switch from a daily to a monthly structure makes cost comparisons difficult, Fausset acknowledged. Comparisons are further complicated by the decision to increase the programs for half-days by 30 minutes, either starting a halfhour earlier or ending a half-hour later. Effective this September, the new monthly cost for toddlers ranges from $340 to $480 for Tuesday/Thursday, $520 to $710 Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and $835 to $1160 for five days per week – all depending upon whether the program runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For preschool, the new monthly costs will range from $315 to $395 for Tuesday/Thursday, $440 to $595 Monday/ Wednesday/Friday, and $790 to $990 for five days per week – depending upon whether the program runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Toddlers are 18 to 36 months old, and preschoolers are ages 3 to 5. The CDC is licensed for 180 children – 109 will continue on from last year, and 77 new students are on the list to be enrolled, Fausset said. Comparisons between the old and new rates show that some options will increase CDC income up to 19 percent while other options actually decrease income. Fausset said the predicted increases in revenue are a best-guess estimate based on historical usage by families. The district has communicated the proposed changes with families and has received no negative feedback, she said. The new rates apply to new, incoming families this fall but do not apply to existing families in the preschool program or until the children transition from the toddler to the preschool program. Fausset said the CDC programs are not restricted to families residing within Solana Beach School District boundaries.

ELEPHANT continued from page 3 years. “The San Diego Zoo eliminated elephant rides in 1990,” she said. “The fair is a great attraction and would still be a lot of fun without elephant rides.” 22nd DAA President Adam Day said the board is extremely concerned with the allegations against Have Trunk Will Travel and promised to return to the table with a fully researched analysis on the issue.

ment for Kilroy, reminded attendees that Kilroy has a vested interested in Carmel Valley — Kilroy is headquartered in Carmel Valley and owns several office buildings, including the AMN Healthcare building where the meeting was held. He said that, as a member of the community, they share the same concerns that residents have. The plan has been revised three times and in June Kilroy submitted its fourth version to the city for review—the latest version reduced the retail component by 40,000 square feet. The project’s Environmental Impact Report is expected to be released by August, followed by a 45-day public review period. A new website,, allows people to check out Kilroy’s plan and submit comments. Besides the project’s density, traffic remains one of the biggest concerns. Resident John Dean said the surrounding roads are already stressed, neighbors arguing that they sometimes cannot leave their homes because Del Mar Heights Road is so congested from Interstate 5 back-up and people trying to stay off SR-56. With One Paseo, several intersection improvements will be made, including on High Bluff; new signals on Del Mar Heights;

a four-way intersection on El Camino Real that will go into both One Paseo and Del Mar Highlands Town Center; and a new traffic light to replace the stop sign at Carmel Creek Rd. and Del Mar Trails. Additionally, they plan to synchronize the lights on Del Mar Heights for a smoother flow. Resident Bill Moody said he was not looking forward to an exacerbated traffic experience—he complained that it can sometimes take 10 to 15 minutes to drive a mile on Del Mar Heights. “It’s the worst part of driving on the face of the earth,” Moody said. “I have zero faith that the city can synchronize the lights properly. I think it will be chaos and just add to the commute.” Frank Muchnik said he thinks the traffic is not as bad in Carmel Valley as in Los Angeles or La Jolla or really anywhere in San Diego. He said the most traffic seems to come from the schools or getting onto the freeway. “It’s a beautiful mixed-use project and I don’t know why everyone is so upset about traffic,” Muchnik said. “The traffic will be there whether the project is built or not.”

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That’s why Schuman is the man in front of the microphone these days. Actually, Schuman has never met Perry, a fact that he says has no bearing on his unwavering support. Schuman said he’s impressed by Perry’s conservative ideology and focus on jobs and the economy. He also mentioned that Perry captured 39 percent of the Latino vote in his last election, which suggests he has the potential to broaden the GOP’s base. Lucas O’Connor, a local Progressive political consultant, voiced concern about the trend of people forming 527 groups to support candidates they don’t personally know. “A political consultant has successfully drafted a possible president from 1,000 miles away without meeting him?” O’Connor said. “That’s the strongest evidence yet that we’re electing resumes with soundbites. What does grassroots even mean in the digital age?” Schuman, 56, has amassed a substantial resume in his more than 30 years in politics. A relative unknown whose first job out of college was working for the Iowa State Republican Party in 1978, Schuman gained a spot on the platform committee at the 1984 Republi-

RAMP long,” said Del Mar Deputy Mayor Carl Hilliard. Alan Kosup, the California Department of Transportation’s I-5 Corridor director, said the widening will involve removing the existing undercrossing at Via de la Valle and replacing it with another bridge. “It’s a bottleneck right now and it has reached its economic life,” Kosup said. “Nothing in this business is for sure, but that’s the current plan.” The four managed lanes added to I-5 would cater to buses, carpoolers and FasTrak pre-paid toll customers. Kosup said

can National Convention in Dallas through hard work and “being aggressive.” Since then he’s worked for Republican presidential candidates Jack Kemp and Phil Gramm, and numerous Congressional and Senate candidates. Closer to home, he helped propel former U.S. Senator and California Governor Pete Wilson, former San Diego City Councilman Byron Wear and San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith into office, among others. John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research, is a local pollster who has worked often with Schuman over the years. “He’s an experienced political hand who is strategic in his thinking,” Nienstedt said. “He’s also a snappy dresser with a good sense of humor.” Schuman was credited with reinvigorating the San Diego County Republican Party when he became chairman in 1985 at age 29. A San Diego Evening Tribune article of that year said Schuman boosted the local GOP’s fundraising muscle by installing a phone bank that was also used for get-outthe-vote efforts. Focusing on voter registration, Schuman was also able to briefly displace Democrats as the city’s majority party in 1986. Schuman toyed with running for San Diego City Council in 1987, but ultimately opted out, preferring to remain behind the scenes.

continued from page 1 those lanes would be elevated over the other I-5 lanes and feed directly into Jimmy Durante Boulevard. Similar to the I-15 Express Lanes, which are scheduled to be completed in 2012, the middle lanes on I-5 will run all the way to Oceanside, with elevated access to the outside lanes at key points along the way. Now is the opportunity to look into long-term development, said Kosup, and the possibility of a direct-access ramp depends very much on the long-term plan of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “It goes hand in hand with what’s going on at the fair, and it’s a partnership


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from the first day of school, making the actual deadline in San Dieguito Sept. 30. “Ultimately no kid is going to be kept out of class on Aug. 30 if they don’t present evidence of a waiver or a vaccine,” Schmitt said. But he said the district will strictly enforce the requirement if students still do not have proof by Sept. 30, and will exclude them from attending school. “We’re not going to have something happen that somebody gets exposed,” he said, expressing confidence that all students will be able to meet the deadline. Schmitt said the district is trying to motivate families to submit the proper documents before the start of school to avoid a last-minute rush or a potential expulsion. “Like any other vaccination that families are required to do, they have to do this one too,” he said. “It’s the same as when they show up for kindergarten, and they have to do it. It’s no different.” Booster by age 7 Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is particularly serious in children. Information on the district’s Web site states: “In recent years, whooping cough has been increasing in the United States. In 2010, whooping cough was epidemic in California.” Having had whooping cough does not protect children against future infection, so a booster shot is still required, according to authorities. Waivers are available for parents who for religious reasons choose not to immunize their children with the Tdap booster. According to the SDUHSD Web site, any child who has received the Tdap booster shot at age 7 or later will be considered to have met the requirement. Documentation submitted to the schools is still necessary. Schmitt said the district can refer cash-strapped families to clinics that charge on a sliding scale. Questions can be directed to San Dieguito school nurse MaryAnne Dittman (760-753-6491, extension 5587). The San Diego Immunization Program Web site [www.] offers links to resources and services for the Tdap and other vaccinations. The California Department of Public Health also offers information on the Tdap requirement for students at the following Web sites: and between all the stakeholders,” said Kosup. “Via de la Valle is an odd situation because it’s actually in the City of San Diego. But Del Mar is directly to west, and the city that is most impacted by traffic would be Del Mar.” In addition to the freeway back-up caused by events at the Fairgrounds, Hilliard said the Flower Hill Shopping Center has expansion plans underway that will increase traffic on Via de la Valle. “It is clear that Via de la Valle cannot efficiently handle this increased traffic load,” he said. “An obvious solution is to add a direct access ramp that will deliver traffic from the I-5 directly into the fairgrounds parking lot. Similar ramps are used at Disneyland and other high-volume venues.” Craig Adams, executive director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, said he doubts an adequate environmental analysis of the area can be done in six months. Building upward any higher than the structure that’s currently there would have a sizeable impact, visually speaking and also in terms increased shading and more noise. “The more cars there are, the more noise and the more pollution,” he said. “We need an analysis to draw any conclusions, but [building a direct-access ramp] would appear to have substantial additional impact on the lagoon, which we would like to have a rural feeling and character.”

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Whitewater ocean views from remodeled 2 br, 2.5 ba condo. Huge balcony with BBQ area overlooking Del Mar beach. Private back yard spa and patio. Close to race track and beach. 110043917 858.756.6900

Great units in the Colony of Old Del Mar. Great income with two, 2 bedroom, 1 ba units with the potential to create a future home. 110043871


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Heather & Holly Manion

Enjoying the Ranch Lifestyle Since 1954

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Lux holds art auction


ux Before Dark: A Summer Art Auction was held Aug. 14 in the gardens of designer Doug Dolezal’s Rancho Santa Fe estate. Elegant Events served brunch and The Red Fox Tails provided music. The auction featured works donated by some of Lux’s former resident art stars and a few San Diego collectors. Proceeds benefit Lux’s artist residency program. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Stephanie Goldman, Cynthia House, Reesey Shaw, Doug Dolezal, Karen Kohlberg

Alex Yanez, David Murphy, Linda Brandes

Ron James

Wendell and Cynthia Eckholm

Mark Lindsey

David Welborn and Ann HunterWelborn

Host Doug Dolezal

Joe and Laurie Petras Event chair Karen Tanz, Stacy Lindsey Linda Howard, Lucy Anderson

Ken Hackett, Lauretta Prestera

Pam and Phil Palisoul

Phil and Kathy Henry

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Fall fun at the RSF Community Center By Erin Weidner, mond Dance Studio, Gymnastics Executive director RSF Community Center with San Diego United, CommuTwo days on the job as the incoming exnity Theatre as well as Golf and ecutive director, and I couldn’t be more imTennis at Morgan Run Resort. pressed with our RSF Community Center staff, For a complete list of our programs, parents and supporters that I have class offerings, or to sign up now, met. I’ve had the gracious help of Erin Leahey visit our website at www.RSFCC. in making introductions and ensuring contiorg or call us directly at 858-756nuity during this transition. I look forward to 2461. continuing in the positive momentum she has Erin Weidner Back to School Bash Sept. 9 built here at the Community Center. Please Save the date for our Annual stop by and introduce yourself when you are Back to School Bash on Friday, Sept. 9, from in the building. 3-5 p.m. here at the RSFCC. All of your favorOpen House Wednesday, Aug. 31 ite carnival games return from last year, deliThe RSF Community Center is excited cious treats of all kinds, bouncy houses, a about our new programming for the hoops contest and much more! Your family 2011/2012 school year. Join us for an Open will not want to miss out on the fun! House on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 3-4 p.m. Family Movie Night Sept. 16 to meet all of our teachers and learn about our Join us as we all kick off the new school upcoming class offerings. This open house alyear together with a Family Movie Night on lows your kids to “try out” some of our proFriday, Sept. 16. As always, it will be on the grams and will be a lot of fun. Dana the Magilawn at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The movcian will amaze with his magic tricks; David ie starts at sundown, but remember to come Dunn will be pulling up in his Gamez on early to lay claim to your spot of grass, enjoy Wheelz truck and opening up his gaming thefood from The Inn and socialize with your atre for everyone to try; and Sheila Dawson neighbors. Find us at will bring her woodworking bus to let kids and vote for your choice of movies in our onpractice drilling holes and driving nails. There line poll! The choices are Gnomeo and Juliet, will also be a snow cone truck, a hoops conRio the Movie, Rango or Mars Needs Moms. test, a drawing demonstrations and much Moms and Tots more! Don’t miss out on this family-friendly, Moms, bring your tot and get involved free event and the chance to learn more about with play dates happening right here in your our classes your kids will definitely want to neighborhood. You can get started by coming join! by the Community Center on the first Session I - Youth Programs Wednesday of each month, where the group Fall is approaching and our Session I catacollectively sets the activities for the coming log is online and we’re ready to take enrollmonths. Stop by and meet the group and see if ment! We have many new programs coming this is indeed a fit for you and your RSF tot. to the RSFCC this fall including; Spanish with This program offers families an opportunity to Yak Academy, Magic Class with professional connect, and have play dates in local homes magician Amazing Dana, Gamez on Wheelz with other moms and tots. This is a great time brings the Gamerz Gym, muralist Linda Luisi to join in the fun this fall. Learn more online debuts her Art Class and Helen Woodward’s at or call us directly at 858Animal Extravaganza class also debuts. In ad756-2461. dition, we have lots of popular classes returning such as Boy’s Jr. Dunkers, Dance with Ham-

Ranch Clubhouse for all families of Covenant Some residents of the Covenant think they have to be a golf member to use the magnificent facilities that the Clubhouse offers. The answer has always been it is your Clubhouse. Over the years, the Clubhouse has grown in size to accommodate the number of families who have moved to Rancho Santa Fe to enjoy the ambience of a small but vibrant community. The most recent renovation of the Clubhouse was completed in December 2007. Included in the renovation was the complete remodel of the entry foyer, the Osuna Grille room, the La Bodega room, the outside dining patio surrounding the Osuna Grille and Eucalyptus bar, which offer breathtaking views of the course. Today, dining at the Clubhouse is supported by a state-of-the-art kitchen under the supervision of Larry Abrams, a Culinary In-

stitute of America (CIA) graduate who has rewritten the menus to offer a broad range of selections, including his most recent “Two for $32” Thursday night dinners with a first course selection of soup or salad, a second course selection of four entrees, and the third course of three desserts. Gourmet selections with a service staff trained to exceed your expectation are just a few of the reasons the Clubhouse is continuing the heritage of Rancho Santa Fe. For more information on the dining options and social events, plus inquiries about the banquet facilities or to make dining reservations, please call 858-756-1182. To receive e-mails about the items mentioned above, please send your name and email address to — Ranch Clubhouse Connection

RSF Education Foundation to host Newcomers’ ‘Welcome Cocktail Party’ The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation will host its annual Newcomers’ “Welcome Cocktail Party” on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at a Rancho Santa Fe home, welcoming all families who are new to the R. Roger School. The cocktail party is a casual and friendly environment for parents to meet other parents who are new to the school, as well as established families and leaders from the Education Foundation. Superintendent Lindy Delaney and Principal Kim Pinkerton will also be in

attendance. Appetizers and cocktails will be served. It is the perfect venue to ask questions and learn more about the school, the Education Foundation and the “Five-Star Education” program. This event is sponsored by corporate community partner Wells Fargo, The Private Bank. For more information, contact Tiffany Catledge (Newcomers chair):

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A new wine bar to crush on Ranch resident brings Chico fave to Solana Beach

Above: Crush’s 4,800-square-foot space seats up to 160 guests at a time. Left: Crush’s roasted mussels are served with spicy tomato broth, basil, fennel, caramelized shallots and garlic aioli. COURTESY PHOTOS

Left: Crush bruschetta with burrata cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil pesto. Above: Meat and cheese board with salomi, cheese, olives, mustard, pickles and crostini. COURTESY PHOTOS

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer Crush Italian Cuisine and Lounge, which opened this month at 437 S. Highway 101, offers a happy hour just like many places in Solana Beach. But it stands out above the rest for offering what could be considered a “happier hour” on Wednesdays through Saturdays — with late-night happy hour prices from 10 p.m. to midnight, and live contemporary and jazz music all night. The new addition to the Solana Beach dining scene is an extension of a sister restaurant of the same name in

Chico, Calif., which John Luciano, a longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident and partner in that operation, wanted to share with Solana Beach. “The response has been really positive so far and people love our food,” said Luciano, president of Luciano Development Inc. “People feel like Solana Beach needs a place like this, a place for live music.” A former disc jockey and musician himself, Luciano said he has a personal love of music and wants to share that with the community. A music schedule will

be available soon. “Crush is for people who enjoy live music in a comfortable environment, not a clubby scene,” he said. “Music is my life, and it’s something Solana Beach needed.” Crush offers a mixture of classic Italian fare and farmers’ market finds, and will soon be open for lunch and Sunday brunch. Since the restaurant’s opening, Luciano said a few of the menu’s hottest items include the scampi prawns ($8), meatballs ($10.5) and chicken piccatta ($19.50). The bar offers 10 beers

on tap and more than 160 wines that were strategically chosen by the house sommelier. The 4,800-squarefoot lounge and kitchen fills the space that was once Pacific Coast Grill. Luciano and local designer Karin Clark of InDesign Interiors brought in local artist Gustaf Anders Rooth to craft interesting chairs made from discarded French oak barrels, and lo-

cal designer and engraver Soul Ryde constructed modern wall panels and modular wall hangings to add to the decor. The first thing guests see when approaching the restaurant at night is a community table on the

ffront patio, i ffeaturing i a modern fire element running down the center of the table to warm outdoor diners. To both complete the experience and illustrate Crush’s combination of classic and modern, checks are presented in a vintage, classic hardback book, in which guests can leave messages and share their experiences. For more information, visit www.solanabeachcrush. com

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest 25th Anniversary August 3 -26, 2011 Tickets on sale now starting at $45 Don’t miss history in the making with the World Première of a new work by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, alongside newly commissioned works from talented composers Joan Tower and Sean Shepherd. (858) 459-3728

CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING Snorkel Adventures August 20 & September 10 Explore the underwater world with aquarium naturalists. See local leopard sharks and guitarfish up close at La Jolla Shores or dive into La Jolla Cove to discover a wide variety of animals that make their homes among the kelp, sandy bottom, and rocks. Ages 10+

RSVP Required: 858-534-7336 or online at Public: $30

Outdoor Film and Wine Series


alt.pictureshows 2011 MCASD La Jolla


Thursdays at 8 p.m. August 18 and 25

Thursday August 25 > 7 PM Free for Members; $5 General Admission

Enjoy lush cinematography, tasty wines, and hot popcorn on the Athenaeum's outdoor patio. Must be 21+ years.

MCASD and Muse Chasers proudly present San Diego’s premier short film showcase, the ninth annual alt.pictureshows. Curated by MCASD Film Curator and filmmaker Neil Kendricks, the popular one-night only alt.pictureshows transforms Sherwood Auditorium and portions of MCASD’s galleries into the ultimate micro-cinema experience. Please be advised that many of the program’s short films have not been rated and contain adult content.

FINAL WEEK! “CRITIC’S CHOICE!” – San Diego Union-Tribune & North County Times

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On The


Bully’s Del Mar

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■ Take Out: Yes

■ 1404 Camino del Mar, Del Mar ■ (858) 755-1660 ■ ■ Happy Hour: • 3-7 p.m. daily,

■ The Vibe: Casual, relaxed ■ Signature Dish: Prime Rib

• 10 p.m. to close Sunday-Thursday

■ Open Since: 1967

■ Hours: • Breakfast and Lunch

■ Reservations: No

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ • Dinner

4:30 p.m. to midnight daily

Bully’s old-school vibes keep this venerable pub packed BY KELLEY CARLSON f you’re a horseracing fan, odds are that you may enjoy a visit to Bully’s, a steakhouse in the heart of Del Mar. First opened in La Jolla by racing enthusiasts George Bullington — whom the restaurant is named for — and Lester Holt in 1967, a second location was set up a couple of miles from the racetrack two years later. After more than 40 years, little has changed at Bully’s, according to manager Sharon Delmonico. While the La Jolla site has since closed, the Del Mar branch still has the same thoroughbredthemed decor and is run by Holt’s daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Charlie Becker. “People like coming in and seeing the old-school vibe,” said Nora Nido, office manager. The entrance is through a large wooden door with a carved image of a racehorse, shaded by a black awning with the restaurant’s name and white thoroughbreds galloping along the bottom. The inside is dimly lit; the tables and bar stools closest to the entrance reflect patches of multicolored light filtering in through stained glass. Off to the right is the bar, where patrons perch on stools or sit in one of a handful of red leather booths. Four TVs are tuned in to sporting events and TVG, the Television Games Network, which telecasts horse races from around the country. Paintings and photos hang high — among them is an autographed photo of Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet, and a collage of famous racers that includes Man O’ War and Secretariat. The Kentucky Derby silks of the horse Don B. — who finished sixth in the 1968 edition of the race and was trained by Holt — are framed behind the bar. Circle around to the other side of the room, which is divided by additional booths and images of


Prime Rib (Full Cut) is the signature dish at Bully’s.

California Omelette with home fried potatoes is one of the popular breakfast items.

Images of racehorses on etched glass appear above red leather booths.

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Menu Recipe

Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click on ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Bully’s, Home of the Original Keoke Coffee

French Dip with horseradish sauce and au jus. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

racehorses in etched glass, to the main dining area. There are pictures of the city of Del Mar in its early days and more racetrack images, including an autographed picture of jockey Bill Shoemaker’s 7,000th victory aboard Royal Derby. The covered patio (with screened windows offering ocean views) is open for lunch and reserved parties of up to 30 people. Plants flourish in the corners and along the wood-paneled walls; there are fans and heat lamps to keep the temperature comfortable. Tiny white lights are strung along the ceiling; two more TVs provide sports entertainment. According to Delmonico, Bully’s dining and bar areas tend to be busiest after 6:30 p.m., especially during the San Diego County Fair and racing season — something to keep in mind, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There’s a busy late night bar crowd, as well. A doorman checks IDs after 9 p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays, and a variety of music plays after 11 p.m. “At night, (Bully’s) definitely has an upbeat, neighborhoodfriendly vibe,” Nido said. The establishment has its regular customers, of all ages. Delmonico suggests that patrons change up their food orders when they come in, and offers ideas for new visitors. For breakfast, she recommends Prime Rib and Eggs; for lunch, try the French Dip. In the evening, order the Bully’s Prime Rib or a steak, or a baked potato with the works. Delmonico’s favorite is the Bully’s “Rib Chop,” a 16-ounce dry aged, bone-in ribeye. Soups are made fresh daily, and there are also chicken and seafood entrees and salads. Desserts include Ice Cream Pie and New York Cheesecake. The Bully’s kids’ menu, which can also be used for coloring, features grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken fingers and burgers, among other items. A variety of beverages are offered at the restaurant — everything from beer and Champagne, to Bloody Marys and margaritas. Specials are offered on some drinks during Sunday Fundays, from 10 a.m. to close, and during happy hour. And Bully’s is the original home of the Keoke Coffee, which was created by and named after Bullington, Keoke being the Hawaiian translation of George. “We’re like a landmark for Del Mar and the racetrack,” Delmonico said.

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Sept. 11 Anniversary: A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Silent Tributeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to be held in Powerhouse Park

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Nature inspires at Botanic Garden’s ‘Expressions’ BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Staff Writer Talk about plein-air! This weekend, San Diego Botanic Garden is staging its third annual “Garden Expressions” event, bringing 27 regional artists into its green and pleasant spaces to show, create, and perhaps sell some of their nature-inspired work. On display will be gourds, glasswork, mosaics, pottery, paintings, jewelry, plant-dyed textiles, pineneedle baskets, and several booths full of imaginative recycled art. Don’t miss “Snowflake,” a 5-foot dinosaur made by Paul Wilton, the King of Zhjunk, whose work can also be seen in the Hamilton Children’s Garden. Another must-see is Kris de Young, president of the La Jolla Art Association for the past three years, whose paintings bring native plants to vibrant life. Check out her “Mojave Agave,” based on a beautiful bloomer she saw and photographed at Torrey Pines State Reserve. But don’t stop there. At the SDBG entrance, everyone will receive a passport. Getting your passport stamped by all participating artists makes you eligible to win one of the pieces of art donated by each of them. So why not be sure to visit every booth and give yourself a fair chance? Besides the opportunity

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If you go What: Garden Expressions When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21 Where: San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas Admission: $6-$12 (free to military families through Labor Day) Parking: $2 (4 in a car, park free!) Web: to engage in person, in plein-air, with local artists, there will be lots more going on at Garden Expressions. Here are some of the other attractions in store over the weekend.

• Music, music, music! Listen to Native American flute and didgeridoo by Bob Ballentine & Friends in the Australian garden both days, harp and flute by Willowood in the Gazebo on Sunday.

• Join the art-makers! Make your own art out of carefully-collected bottlecaps and recycled wood in Palm Canyon, as part of a community sculpture by folk artist Rodney Rodrigo. When completed, the piece will be offered for sale or put on display in the Children’s Garden. Saturday: learn plantprintmaking with the Botanical Printers, whose cards grace the garden’s gift shop. Sunday: try your hand at origami with Nicole Ma, a talented young garden volunteer from Torrey Pines High School. • Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe! Snack on organic, locallygrown veggie delights from The Flavor Chef, Lance Roll, who says he uses Love as his ultimate spice in the food he creates. • Hubbell Speaks! On Sunday, renowned architect/ stained glass designer/watercolorist/sculptor James Hubbell, whose art has always been inspired by nature, will give a talk on “Gardens: the Bridge between the Wild and the Order.” If you’re a Hubbell fan (and who isn’t?) you won’t want to miss it. Hubbell will also be the honoree at the Garden’s 12th annual gala on Sept. 10. • More art! Pick up a Sculpture Map at the entrance, and check out the works by 26 regional artists (including Hubbell) in the fourth annual “Sculpture in the Garden” exhibit.

J*Company Youth Theatre auditioning Four musicals comprise the J*Company Youth Theatre’s 19th season: Disney’s adventure “Mulan” (Sept. 16-Oct. 2); the rock musical “The Who’s Tommy” (Dec. 2-11); “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (March 2-18); and the 1980s nostalgic roller-skating musical “Xanadu” (May 4-13). Productions take place in the Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. “The Who’s Tommy,” with guidance from the originators at the La Jolla Playhouse, will be staged with respect for family values, according to artistic director Joey Landwehr. “I am so proud of this season and the incredible opportunity to work handin-hand with La Jolla’s nationally acclaimed theater,” Landwehr said. “When I

brought this idea to Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley and Shirley Fishman, director of play development, they were so warm and welcoming.” To audition, students in eighth-grade and younger must be enrolled in a J*Company class in the 2011 Fall Session I to be eligible for an appointment. To reserve an audition time, call (858) 457-3030, ext. 1200. Artists must come prepared with a musical theater selection of their choice with sheet music (an accompanist will be provided — no tapes or CDs), a headshot/snapshot and a resume (if available). For information on classes, call Emily Calabrese at (858) 362-1129 or go to

4th Annual Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show to be held Aug. 27 The Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association will present the 4th Annual Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Bliss. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music, art, trunk shows, food and drinks will be available from 6-7:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show is a community event that highlights local fashion designers, boutiques, salons, artists and models. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. $10 children’s tickets are available as well. Bliss is located at 101 687 S. Coast Hwy 101 in downtown Encinitas. Please visit the DEMA website for additional information on the show, local boutiques, and other sponsors.

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Memory expert to speak; ‘Rumble in the Ranch’ fundraiser Sept. 3 to benefit Senior Center BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Memory and cognition expert to speak Memory health is just as important to an individual’s wellbeing as physical health. Early detecTerrie Litwin tion and diagnosis of a memory problem is critical to early treatment and a better quality of life. There are many causes of dementia that may lead to memory problems other than Alzheimer’s disease, therefore, correct diagnosis is critical. Seniors can take charge of their memory health by staying active and following some simple steps. Please join us at the Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. for an informative presentation titled “Straight Talk about Memory” by Gilbert J. Ho, MD. Dr. Ho is a board-certified geriatric neurologist and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosciences at UCSD. He is the director of the Center for Memory and

Aging, a new comprehensive memory evaluation, treatment and research center in Rancho Bernardo affiliated with Palomar Pomerado Health. An expert in memory and cognitive disorders, he has contributed significantly to both basic science and clinical research in the field. He is passionate about promoting memory and cognitive health among seniors and lectures frequently on this topic. This program fills quickly; please call the Senior Center to reserve your space today (858) 756-3041. Fundraiser to benefit Senior Center The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center invites friends and supporters to participate in a fundraiser to benefit our programs and services. “Rumble in the Ranch,” a Celebrity Poker Tournament and Silent Auction, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Players and spectators will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine while bidding on exciting silent auction items. For more information, please call the Senior Center at (858)756-3041 or visit our event website at

De Anza DAR goes to Washington August 10, 2011 — De Anza Chapter DAR members attended the 120th Continental Congress of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC in late June 2011. Continental Congress is the annual gathering of Daughters from around the world at its headquarters to attend business and social meetings. This year’s theme was “Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future.” Approximately Parliamentarian Kathleen Loftman, Regent Bettybob Williams and Honorary 3,500 members attended. Regent Bettybob Wil- Regent Joanne Murphy. liams, Honorary Regent Joanne Murphy and Parother nearby arliamentarian Kathleen Loftman representeas. A woman ed the chapter. 18 years or older The National Society Daughters of the is eligible for American Revolution was founded in 1890 membership to promote historic preservation, educawho can prove direct lineage from a patrition and patriotism. De Anza Chapter was ot who gave service during the American founded in 1934 and is named for Juan Revolution. For more information, call Bautista de Anza, an early explorer of Cali- Bettytbob Williams 858-344-6233 or visit fornia. Members live in the San Dieguito coastal communities, Rancho Santa Fe and

The Del Mar Village Association invites you to the ‘Final Course of the Season’ Join the Del Mar Village Association on closing day, Sept. 7, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., as it wraps up the season with its tastiest event to date. Enjoy delicious foods served by Del Mar’s


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7th annual SES Pro-Am draws top tennis pros, amateurs to Rancho Valencia The 7th Annual Sean Eduardo Sanchez (SES) fundraising Pro-Am will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 1 p.m., at Rancho Valencia, an Auberge Resort, located at 5921 Valencia Circle, in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds will provide the children of Tecate, Mexico, with access to free tennis lessons, tennis equipment and academic scholarships and support the efforts of the Empty Cradle, a San Diego non-profit organization that helps parents cope with the loss of an infant before, during or after birth. There are currently 500 children enrolled in free tennis lessons at the SES Tennis Center, which has grown to include four regulation-size tennis courts. Sponsors of the Pro-Am as of this printing include: Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa; Geyser Holdings; Gerald Parsky; San Diego Self Storage; Donald R. Shepherd; Jamie and Tony Carr; Coffee Ambassador; Carruth Cellars; Hanson Surfboards; Schubach Aviation; Wilson Sporting Goods; Claire’s on Cedros Bakery and Café; Martina Hingis; Sam Querrey; Dunlop Sports and San Diego Charger’s Quentin Jammer and Steve Gregory. Returning this year to compete for the championship is former number one U.S. doubles tennis champion Rick Leach. A highlight of the two-day event

is a Sponsor Party on the evening of Friday, Sept. 16, that will be hosted by Jamie and Tony Carr at their private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. The Sponsor Party includes a buffet dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Reservations may be purchased for $75 per person to attend the Sponsor Party on Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Pro-Am reservations are $75 per person. The tennis tournament at Rancho Valencia on Sept. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. includes a barbeque and trophy presentation. A combined price of $125 is available to attend both events. Eduardo Sanchez, head tennis pro at Rancho Valencia, was born and raised in the city of Tecate, Mexico and accomplished a life-long dream to construct public tennis courts for use by all the citizens of Tecate, regardless of their ability to pay for instruction. He dedicated the project on June 4, 2004, in honor of his deceased son, Sean Eduardo. For more information regarding the non-profit SES Tennis Center, or to purchase reservations to attend the events, please call (858) 8328297, visit or email Details on the additional beneficiary, Empty Cradle, may be located at


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The Rancho Santa Fe School District and Education Foundation will host their annual Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ and Orientation on Friday, Aug. 26, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the RSF School, Performing Arts Center, to introduce all new families to the R. Roger Rowe School. This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to walk the wonderful campus, get an overview of the school, learn about the school and its history and most importantly, meet the school administration and staff along with making new friends. The delicious BBQ is a perfect way to finish the event and top off a great summer. Parents will be welcomed by the District Superintendent and introduced to the teaching staff. Parents will be provided information about specific Foundation programs for the upcoming year, understand the benefits of contributing early, and encouraged to participate in activities throughout the year. On the orientation tour, new students can become familiar with the school campus before the first day of school. A staff member from the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will direct games and activities for the kids. This year’s event is sponsored by Wells Fargo, The Private Bank. Thanks also to the Ranch Hands, a group of parent and child volunteers that will conduct campus tours and provide dessert. Newcomers’ events are organized by parent volunteers and made possible by donations through the RSF Education Foundation. For further general info: Call Beth Nelson, Communications Chair 858-353-5773/


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Elsie Weston Day at the Racetrack

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ancho Santa Fe’s Elsie Weston, a life-long supporter of the arts in San Diego, was honored at Orchestra Nova’s Elsie Weston Day at the Races on Aug. 14 at the Del Mar Racetrack. Weston was the orchestra’s board president from 2003-2005 and interim president in 2010 and has been a fervent supporter for 28 years. The Elsie Weston Day at the Races skybox experience included a California-inspired lunch, wine and champagne, a hat contest with prizes, and, of course, horse races.

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Veterinarian keeps close watch on horses at Del Mar BY KELLEY CARLSON Contributor In the first race during a recent afternoon at the Del Mar racetrack, the horses were being saddled in the paddock when suddenly there was a loud crash. A bay gelding named Fort William had flipped in his stall, possibly due to being spooked by an unfamiliar movement or noise. The 3-year-old horse regained his footing, but track veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead was immediately on the scene, checking to make sure there weren’t any obvious injuries, bleeding or impaired mental status. But as a precaution — and as with every flipping incident he observes — Stead recommended to the stewards that the horse be scratched from the race for further evaluation, to be examined for deep bone or muscle injuries that may have resulted. The job of the 30-yearold veterinarian is to protect the animals. From a young age, Stead knew he wanted to work with horses — he grew up in Glendale, riding cutting horses since age 10, and he would go to the racetrack with his grandfather, who owned racehorses from the 1960s to ‘80s. In 2007, Stead earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree

from Colorado State University, focusing on large animals, and then spent a year in Texas on a private internship at a horse hospital. From there, Stead set up a private practice serving the Southern California racetracks; he became track veterinarian for Del Mar, Santa Anita and Hollywood Park in October 2009. Stead lives in Pasadena most of the year, but rents a home in Del Mar during the seaside oval’s season. Arriving at the track around 7 a.m. on race days, Stead reviews a list of horses to examine that will be running that afternoon, and splits duties with two other veterinarians. There are typically about 70 to 80 horses that run on weekdays; the number increases to 90 to 100 during weekends, he said. “The horses will jog down and back about 50 feet,” Stead said. “We watch their movement, make sure they’re not lame, and take notes on how they travel. When they jog back, we feel their legs.” He added that the joints, tendons and ligaments are included in the vets’ focus — whether there’s swelling, heat, pain, etc. The most common injuries are found at the

Dr. Dana Stead watches horses warm up before the start of a race. PHOTO: KELLEY CARLSON horse’s knee and below, in the front legs, in “80 percent to 90 percent” of the cases, Stead said. The vets also check the horses’ identification, through lip tattoos. Those who fail the tests are not allowed to run later in the day. “We try to take care of scratches in the morning,” Stead said, which helps avoids problems at the betting windows. “A scratch in the afternoon is usually due to an accident or a failure to warm up properly.” Also checked in morning exams are horses being cleared off the vets list — having recently been listed as injured or ill — they are given a physical check-up and must work 5 furlongs

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in 1:03 or less on the track. Stead spends several hours conducting these exams before getting a break. About an hour before the races, he returns to fill out paperwork and then heads to the paddock to begin his afternoon. “I come in (there) and watch, waiting for something to happen,” Stead said. Along with checking horses who have flipped, he keeps an eye out for those who appear colicky, which sometimes can occur after the administration of Lasix, a bleeder medication administered on race days. Stead also observes the thoroughbreds for signs of dehydration and coughing. Once they are saddled, Stead follows the horses out of the paddock and onto the track. He takes notes in his racing program, watching for lameness. After the horses break away from the post parade and begin jogging, Stead gets into a van — equipped with an ice bucket, splints and the “green screen,” used when horses are euthanized on the track — and

drives to a spot where he can continue to observe the horses’ action. “If anything looks (off) to us, we’ll ask the jockeys how the horses are feeling,” he said. The track chaplain, Eddie Meza, joins Stead in the van before the first race each day in order to say a prayer for the jockeys and to bless the starting gate and the track. At post time, Stead positions the van behind the gate as the thoroughbreds begin to load, ready to examine any who break through the front or flip over. Once the horses are off and running, an assistant starter hops into the van’s passenger seat, available to help in the event of an injury. The van takes off and cruises at about 45 mph around the track, along with an ambulance that offers Advanced Life Support for jockeys, as the thoroughbreds run a couple hundred yards ahead. If a horse gets hurt, Stead is on the scene to help with stabilization, treatment and pain relief. In the event of a catastrophic breakdown, Stead said efforts are made to load the racehorse into an ambulance, but if necessary, he performs euthanasia on the track. Stead pointed out that the Polytrack surface has really reduced the number of catastrophic injuries. However, he said he finds more issues with the horses’ tendons and it’s a little tougher on the younger horses, but there tends to be more bone injuries with dirt surfaces. After the finish of the race, Stead drives to the clubhouse turn and stops the van, once again checking the horses for lameness, whip marks -- which can result in a jockey being fined or suspended -- or bleeding from the nose, caused by capillaries that have burst with the hard effort put forth. “(The bleeding) can be distressful and cause death,” Stead said. “It’s why we administer Lasix.” There is currently a move to ban race-day medications -- starting with this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Lasix will be banned in the 2-year-old races, and next year, it will not be permitted in any of the graded stakes events for that age group. Eventually, it may be banned throughout racing. “I think it needs to be a gradual change,” Stead said. “It needs to go back to the breeding level. It think it’s going to take some time, and it may (take) several generations of horses (to breed out the dependency).” The majority of horses today run on Lasix, which also acts as a diuretic. “I think it got so popular ... because it causes horses to urinate and lose 2 1/2 percent of their body weight, which is 20 to 30 pounds,” Stead said. “People feel it’s an advantage.” After the post-race check, Stead parks the van and returns to the paddock, ready to start exams for the next race. The biggest challenge Stead said he faces in his position is his personal interaction with the trainers. “This is a business,” he said. “My job is protecting horses (who are hurt or sick) from running. A lot of times, opinions may differ.”

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‘Engaging Shaw’ charms audiences in a classic battle of the sexes BY DIANA SAENGER Let’s Review In The Old Globe’s West Coast premiere of “Engaging Shaw,” two couples play catand-mouse with each other’s intentions and emotions. Excellent casting enhances John Morogiello’s smart script that plays out in a superior set design in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. All capture the essence of the history behind this romantic drama, while delightfully unveiling the charm of the unpredictable situations. When George Bernard Shaw (Rod Brogan) becomes bored with waiting for his submitted plays to be produced, he’s invited to the home of friends Sidney (Michael Warner) and Beatrice Webb (Natalie Gold), founders of the Fabian Society in England, an organization that promotes socialism. What their houseguest lacks in success, he more than makes up for in his day-today complaints about his tedious career and boasts about his accomplishments with the ladies. He spends his time penning letters to married women or courting others. An “adversary” arrives

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Chairperson Karen Ventura and other volunteers help with the silent auction at the “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” team penning event that benefits the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. This fun and unique event will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. For more information, call Friends of San Pasqual Academy at 858-759-3298.

RSF residents to ride for foster teens of San Pasqual Friends of San Pasqual Academy is organizing a Team Penning event to benefit the 150 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. If you would like to ride, sponsor or attend this event, please call (858) 759-3298 or visit their website at www. VIP Sponsor boxes and general admission tickets can be purchased by sending a check for amount of tickets to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Tickets will be placed under your name at Will Call after 4 p.m. on the day of the event, Sept. 10. General Admission tickets can also be purchased at the Del Mar Fairground’s box office the day of the event.

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SummerFest will draw to a close with two noteworthy concerts BY WILL BOWEN Contributor The final week of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2011, is about upon us, though there are still a few opportunities to listen to some outstanding classical music and see some of the world’s greatest performers. Two concerts look particularly promising. The world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet will take the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 in Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD, 700 Prospect Ave. and the closing “SummerFest Finale” concert unfolds at 7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 26 on the same stage. As a prelude, the Old City String Quartet will play Brahms’ String Quartet No.3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67 at 2 p.m. This quartet, founded in 2008 at the Curtis Institute of Music, is composed of young musicians said to be musically mature far be-

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If you go Tickets: $45-$75 at (858) 459-3728 or yond their years. Following the Old City String Quartet, the concert proper begins with Shostakovich’s Two Pieces for String Octet, Op.11, written sometime before 1925 while Shostakovich was studying at the Leningrad Conservatory of Music. Since an octet requires eight musicians, Tokyo String Quartet will be joined by the Eclat Quartet, which is comprised of four doctoral students from Rice University. Next on the program is a new work by Cynthia Lee Wong, titled “Piano Quartet.” For this piece, Martin Beaver (violin) and Kazuhide

Isomura (viola) of Tokyo String Quartet will join forces with Joyce Yang (piano) and Felix Fan (cello). Wong earned an M.F.A. from Julliard and is pursuing her Ph.D. at City University of New York. Her music has been described as a “shamelessly beautiful mixture of classical and avant-garde.” Tokyo String Quartet will round out the afternoon by performing Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op.77, No. 1, followed by Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op.131. Tokyo String Quartet was founded 42 years ago at The Julliard School of Music by violinist Kikuei Ikeda and Kazuhide Isomura. Also in the group are Martin Beaver, the newest addition, and Clive Greensmith, who plays cello. LJMS CEO Christopher Beach has high praise for their talents. “They are

money is spent training, schooling and feeding the thoroughbreds, so when a horse doesn’t race, there goes potential funds that could’ve helped cover expenses or result in financial gains. “They (the trainers) try to avoid me,” Stead said. Yet he finds rewarding aspects to his job. Stead said that helping horses with heat stroke provides instant gratification. “They respond quickly to treatment and

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among the small handful of the greatest quartets in the world,” he said. Some people think they are the greatest. All members play Stradivarius instruments once owned as a set by Niccolo Paganini in the 1800s. These instruments are on loan to the group from the Nippon Music

Foundation. Stradivarius, at the top when it comes to classical instruments, is more than worth the price of admission just to hear how beautiful they sound. “SummerFest Finale” closes the festival, and Beach promises it will be “a rousing, uplifting, and joyous

bounce back up,” he said. “When they collapse, you assume the worst. It’s not always immediately obvious (what’s wrong); I take in the condition of the horse and the kind of day it is, and I feel their legs and try to get the horse up.” He injects a fast-acting steroid — much like adrenaline — and douses the horse’s face and body with ice water. The thoroughbred usually responds within three to four minutes. Stead also recalls helping to save stakes win-

musical program.” Music director Cho-Liang Lin predicted the evening will be “fun, fabulous, and fantastic!” The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. with a prelude by the Eclat Quartet playing Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with French composer Camille Saint–Saens’ Fantaisie in A Major for Violin and Harp, Op.124, which will feature Cho-Liang Lin on violin and Deborah Hoffman on harp. The next piece will be an Mendelssohn’s String Octet in E-flat Major, Op.20 featuring Tokyo String Quartet assisted by Brian Lee and Joel Link on violins, Cynthia Phelps on viola, and Camden Shaw on cello. The last work of the evening will be Romanian composer Enescu’s String Octet in C Major, Op.7.

ner Always a Princess, who took a bad step in the Santa Margarita Invitational (Grade I) at Santa Anita earlier this year and broke two sesamoid bones. “I was able to palpate the fracture of the sesamoids, and she was able to get up,” Stead said, who placed a Kinsey splint on her leg to immobilize the hoof. “She was very quiet and calm,” he said. “She was very classy.” Always a Princess has since recovered and was retired to become a broodmare.


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Kids Korps collecting school supplies, backpacks for children in need In August many kids and parents starts buying back-to-school supplies for the upcoming school year, but some families around San Diego have a harder time providing their children with the necessary supplies. To help support these families, Kids Korps, a non-profit community service organization, has partnered up with Starbucks. While the drive with Starbucks is ending Saturday, Kids Korps will continue accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies. To donate visit for details or call the Kids Korps’ office at (760) 4522676. Polo Rossmore Cup – Aug. 28 Join Kids Korps in celebrating the spirit of giving at the San Diego Polo Club grounds on Sunday, Aug. 28. Bring your family, and enjoy an afternoon of polo, wine tasting, live music, a fashion show presented by our youth volunteers, and a silent and live auction! For auction item or individual donations, please contact Kids Korps at (760) 452-2676 or visit San Diego teen takes 10,000-mile “Do Good Adventure Road Trip” to promote teen volunteerism Russell Lyons will begin his Do Good Adventure Tour, a 10,000-mile cross continental U.S. road trip that promotes and supports teen volunteerism, on Sept. 5 in San

Christopher Burdick among the many collected backpacks. Diego County. Between September 2011 and March 2012, Lyons, a 17-year-old native San Diegan, will visit more than 20 nonprofit organizations that have a teen volunteerism component or welcome teen volunteers. Lyons will spend three to five days volunteering at each of approximately twenty 501 (c) (3) organizations in different communities. The organizations selected for the tour stops will address a variety of community needs including homelessness, literacy, teen empowerment and environmental care. The first week of his tour will be spent with

Kids Korps, a national youth volunteer organization based out of San Diego County, whose mission is “to instill in America’s youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility.” Lyons will be mentoring to inner city middle school children though the Kids Korps Summer Volunteer Camp, teaching these kids about the values of volunteering, through hands-on service projects with local agencies. According to Lyons, “despite the fact that 55 percent of teens volunteer to help their communities, we are often labeled as bullies, trouble makers or uncommunicative couch potatoes. I look forward to working side by side with teens who are helping their communities and show-casing these teens as a way to inspire others to do good.” Lyons will share his experiences on his web-site ( and through other methods in order to encourage teens to find their community passion and pursue it. Asked about his goals for the adventure, Lyons says, “Simply showcasing the teens that do good isn’t enough. Let’s invite others to join in! Teens are four times more likely to volunteer if they are asked. So, let’s ask them! Let’s talk about – and to — the teens who are already building strong communities and, through that discussion, invite others to do good too. If teens pur-

Your Family Matters: Back to School: Developing study skills BY DR. KEITH KANNER One of the strongest predictors of successful school performance is the child’s capacity to study and complete assignments. In fact, children who have the finest study skills Dr. Keith Kanner tend to obtain the best grades and get into the better colleges and universities, which result in common occupational and personal success. Study skills involve tasks such as in-class note taking, organization, planning ahead, material integration, studying, and the completion of assignments. As well known, most schools place significant emphasis on these acquisitions and award a large percentage of the class grade on the child’s mastery of these talents. The development of study skills, however, is not automatically acquired by most children and are skills that must be initially taught and then monitored before they become internalized and practiced independently by the child. Many parents rely on their child’s school to teach these skills when deemed necessary and appropriate and then become angry and frustrated when they learn that their child does not know how to manage their academic needs, usually after a deficient report card. At this point, the parents become involved, become angry that the school did not teach their child how to study, and then battle with their child over the completion of assignments, hoping that their child will realize the importance of getting good grades. Both the age of the child and how long they have failed to develop adequate study skills will determine how motivated the child will be when the parents become in-

volved. Typically, the longer the child has failed to develop adequate study habits, the more resistant they will be to change their behavior due to habit. This is most commonly observed in both middle and high school. In such cases, most parents end up getting their child some academic assistance, such as a tutor to help them learn how to study, along with setting limits involving desired activities until homework and studying is completed. Over time, if the parents remain consistent and serious, most children and adolescents will learn how to study and become organized. Parents who begin early to teach the importance of studying and homework, along with direct instruction of how to perform these tasks, tend to avoid these later dilemmas. Usually when the child’s school introduces homework, typically in either first or second grade, is the time the parent works to help their child learn to organize, plan, and complete their assignments in settings that are free from distraction and optimal for studying. Because the child is just beginning to understand school, and still wants to please the parent, most small children will be less resistant to work together with their parents on study skills and will then feel proud when they witness their success as they receive a good grade from their teacher. Furthermore, because these skills were introduced early, “good” rather than “bad” study habits have been developed and become everyday routines which tend to continue from the grade school through the high school years. Key Points (Developing Study Skills): 1. Teach study skills early at home 2. Have a homework time established by second grade 3. Develop an optimal homework area early 4. Have a break after school before

homework 5. Check over homework 6. Reward the completion of homework 7. If bad habits manifest, help immediately to prevent failure Dr. Keith Kanner is host/ anchor - Your Family Matters WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.

chasing decisions can be influenced by media, social and otherwise, why not our volunteering decisions? Hey, we might even inspire some adults to do good too.” Russell Lyons has done community service since he was 4 years old, when he recited books to low-income pre-school students as literacy volunteer. Since then, he has volunteered with more than a dozen organizations and logs more than 200 hours of community service each year. He is an actor, a left-handed foil fencer and a PADI certified SCUBA diver. Russell graduated in June 2011 from Laurel Springs School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He will enter college in fall 2012 UPCOMING PROJECTS: What: Xcite Steps Summer Camps for Kids with Developmental Challenges When: Fri. Aug. 19 (12 – 4 p.m.) Where: Solana Beach What: Salvation Army – Senior Outreach When: Mon. Aug. 23 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Where: San Diego What: Fill a Backpack…Feed A Mind When: Sat. Aug. 27 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Where: Solana Beach

Children’s nature program offered this fall “My Big Backyard” children’s nature program, a fall series of fun outdoor learning experiences for children ages 9-11, will be held on Sundays, from 1-4 p.m., Sept. 11-Nov. 6, at San Dieguito River Park. The series features eight outings filled with hands-on activities and close encounters with the natural world. Free. For more information, visit Registration required: contact bigbackyard@ or (858) 674-2275 x12 to reserve a space.

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On Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., California’s most active homebuilder, City Ventures Residences, will debut the Grand Opening of the Encinitas Leucadia Collection, an intimately scaled collection of 19 hand-crafted single-family homes in a naturally private cul-de-sac community. Famous for its scenic vistas, excellent schools, parks and old-town charm, Encinitas provides an ideal location for City Ventures’ newest collection. Located 1.5 miles from the beach and just minutes from downtown Encinitas, Del Mar and Carlsbad Village, the community touts incredible access to world-renown golf courses and unforgettable views of the sunset. Prices for the luxury homes will begin in the low $900,000s and will feature up to 3,372 square feet with architecturally diverse single- and two-story floor plans. The 19 hand-crafted residences feature well-appointed amenities on over-sized homesites of up to a quarter acre, spacious rooms, gourmet-style kitchens with stainless steel appliances, ceramic tiles, hardwood flooring, guest suites, lofts and outdoor living areas. “The Encinitas Leucadia Collection rep-

resents the best of coastal California living,” said Herb Gardner, President of City Ventures’ Homebuilding Division. “Minutes from an array of quaint shops and restaurants, beaches and parks, this community offers luxurious homes near anything you could ask for.” The Grand Opening ceremony will feature live entertainment, KPRI Radio giveaways, full cook-out with beer and wine, as well as a bouncy house for the kids. The first 100 guests who register at the event will receive a complimentary “Find Your Voice” music CD. City Ventures purchased the CDs to support the “Find Your Voice” campaign, which seeks to raise up to $175,000 to support music and art lessons for children throughout the San Diego region. The Encinitas Leucadia Collection is located at 1492 Hymettus Avenue in Encinitas. The Sales Office is open daily for all inquiries or personal tours of the luxury homes. Appointments may be made by calling 760-707-9805 or by registering online at For information, visit

San Diego Polo Club returns for the second half of 25th season Join in the excitement of Sunday Polo as ponies and players take to the main field at the San Diego Polo Club located at 14555 El Camino Real on the border of Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets are $10 per adult (children under 12 are free), with VIP tickets available for $25, reservation required. Parking is $5 per car and tailgating spots are $25 per car and include match entry. The upcoming schedule includes: Aug. 21: Fernando Gutierrez Memorial Cup Finals, SD Polo welcomes Ivy League Alumni Group Aug. 28: USPA Rossmore Cup benefiting Kids Korps Sept. 4: USPA Rossmore Cup Finals, The White Party — a Labor Day celebration Sept. 11: Willis Allen Memorial Cup, Celebrating Heroes Sept. 18: Willis Allen Memorial Cup Finals, benefiting San Diego Opera & San Diego Symphony Sept. 25: USPA Spreckels Cup, Vintage Day Oct. 2: USPA Spreckels Cup Finals, Closing Day For more information, visit

Retired TPHS football coach Ed Burke needs host families for visiting team from Japan Ed Burke, retired football coach from Torrey Pines High School, is hosting a high school football team from Kyoto, Japan, and is looking for a few host family volunteers. The senior students from Ritsumeikan Uji High School arrive Friday evening, Aug. 19, and depart early Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day). This is the fifth year that Torrey Pines has played host to the Panthers’ team, and the response has been excellent, but this is the largest group to ever attend. We are still seeking a home for one girl trainer and two boy players, and time is getting short. During their stay, the host family is asked to provide food, lodging, and transportation to and from Torrey Pines as the team studies the English language and American football. During the week they attend classes from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., much like your own sons and daughters who attend TPHS. Every year the students who make the trip are outstanding representatives of their school, family, and country, and they always seem to establish a relationship that will continue long after they return home. It is a wonderful opportunity to become close to a young student from an entirely different culture. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Most of the Panthers have limited ability to converse in English, but they do read and write English, and study English as a second language in school. The teacher and coaches speak only English, and it is amazing how well everyone communicates with one another. It is truly a wonderful experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life. If interested, please contact Coach Burke by phone: (760) 331-7412, or email: edandloretta@sbcglobal. net.”

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Linda Lee now vice chair of membership for CAR The California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) recently asked Broker Associate Linda Lee to serve as vice chairperson of the membership committee, in recognition of her passion for the industry and impressive educational backLinda Lee ground. “It was a great honor for me to be asked to serve the California Association of REALTORS®,” says Lee, who is based in Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office. “I believe in providing our members with the tools they need to survive and be successful in this market. We need to have a strong presence in supporting real estate issues and enhancing the image of our industry.” Lee has donated her time to serve on numerous committees within local, state and national real estate associations. Guided by a focus on refining her skills and advancing her knowledge, she earned the following designations: Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate, Realtor Institute, e-PRO, Risk

Management Specialist, Performance Management Network and Certified International Property Specialist. A certified public accountant, Lee has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California San Diego and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She was one of the top 10 individual agents for Prudential for the number of transactions conducted in 2010, and is currently running for president elect of the San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) for 2012. Members of SDAR will have the opportunity to cast their vote during the period between August 22 and September 1. “Linda is an incredibly well-qualified and resourceful agent,” noted Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe. “Her unsurpassed devotion to the real estate profession and commitment to client service has made her one of our area’s most highly sought-after agents.” Linda Lee can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office, at 858-720-9699, via email at, or on the web at

‘Beach Blanket Movie Night’ to be held Aug. 27 The Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a “Beach Blanket Movie Night” on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 6-10 p.m. at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. The event will feature Cyrus Sutton’s “stoked and broke”; Wallace & Gromit in “A Matter of Loaf and Death”; and a contest-winning student film. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (858) 720-2453.

HOME OF THE WEEK Tee Off in Rancho Santa Fe Fairy dust was sprinkled generously on this magical site with its magnificent verdant views of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course across your 330 feet of golf course frontage. Sunsets are spectacular for relaxing by the outdoor fireplace while watching hot air balloons against the gorgeous sunsets— so dramatic and beautiful. Sip your coffee in early morning hours while horses gallop by on the RSF trail. This is a golfer’s paradise--just drive your golf cart directly down your personal cart path to the course. This five plus bedroom remodeled estate offers everything from granite and marble, new pool and spa, separate golf cart garage and truly the best RSF golf course lot in the Covenant.

Offered at $3,495,000

August 18, 2011


OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY $430,000 3BR/2.5BA $469,888 2BR/2.5BA $575,000 3BR/2BA $575,000 3BR/2.5BA $600,000 4BR/3BA $699,500 3BR/2.5BA $719,500 4BR/3BA $725,000 4BR/2.5BA $769,000 4BR/3BA $779,000 5BR/3BA $798,000 4BR/3BA $980,000 4BR/3BA $1,079,000 4BR/4BA $1,125,000 5BR/4.5BA $1,182,980 5BR/4.5BA $1,279,888 4BR/3.5BA $1,295,000 4BR/4.5BA $1,295,000 5BR/4BA $1,299,000 5BR/4.5BA $1,375,000 4BR/3.5BA

3652 Carmel View Rd Janet Rosen, Coldwell Banker Residential 12519 El Camino Real, # E Fred Bandi, Coldwell Banker Residential 4025 Moratalla Terrace Jana Greene-Host C. Sundstrom, Prudential CA Realty 11220 Carmel Creek Rd. Ryan Dalzell, Prudential CA Realty 13040 Brixton Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker Real Estate 4105 Tynebourne Circle Jo Ambrogio, Coldwell Banker 6046 Blue Dawn Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 6317 Peach Way Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker 11438 Pleasant Ridge Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 5605 Shasta Daisy Trail Mary Everline, Coldwell Banker Del Mar Village 12662 Caminito Radiante Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker Residential 13318 Grandvia Point Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker Real Estate 3912 Lago Di Grata Circle Joseph Hathaway, Coldwell Banker Residential 4490 Philbrook Square Host: Rochele Brengle, Coldwell Banker 5757 Brittany Forrest Lane Host: Connie Cannon, Coldwell Banker Residential 4935 Hidden Dune Ct Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker 4358 Philbrook Square Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 4475 Philbrook Square Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker Real Estate 13669 Winstanley Way Charles Moore, Coldwell Banker 13639 Winstanley Way Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Sat 1:00-4:30 858-449-3666 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-342-1801 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-334-8114 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-922-2900 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-261-4808 Sat 2:00-5:00 858-699-1145 Sat 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525 Sun 2:00-5:00 858-699-1145 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-382-6300 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-750-9577 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653 Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 858-344-5199 Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-935-0761 Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525 Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653 Sat-Sun 2:00-5:00 858-395-7525 Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653

DEL MAR $975,000-$999,000 4BR/2.5BA $985,000 2BR/2.5BA $1,200,000-$1,350,876 3BR/3BA $3,950,000 4BR/4.5+BA

3013 Caminito Sagunto Peter Cavanagh, Coldwell Banker 128 Spinnaker Ct Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Associates 4605 Rancho Reposo Nancy Bell, Prudemtial CA Realty 15860 The River Trail Jana Greene- Host Wes Durnall, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-335-6100 Sun 2:00-5:00 858-525-2291 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-245-0921 Sun 1:00-4:00 858-427-1380

RANCHO SANTA FE $999,900-$1,099,900 3BR/3.5BA $1,195,000 4BR/3BA $1,199,900-$1,299,900 3BR/3.5BA $1,665,000 3BR/3.5BA $2,295,000 5BR/6.5BA $2,295,000 5BR/6.5BA $4,475,000 6BR/7.5BA

14444N Rock Rose Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker Residential 3921 Avenida Brisa Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker 7773 Doug Hill Court Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker Residential 6114 El Tordo Host: Karen Elaine Thomson, Sterling Company 3214 Cerros Redondos Polly Rogers- Host K. Baltchley, Prudential CA Realty 3214 Cerros Redondos Polly Rogers-Host B. Swanson, Prudential CA Realty 18202 Via De Sueno St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

$893,000 4BR/2BA

316 Glencrest Drive Eveline Bustillos, Coldwell Banker

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August 18, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$10,500,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$4,895,000

Secluded estate on 11.87, all usable, gorgeous acres surrounding a gracious, traditional 5 bedroom home including carriage house, guesthouse, riding arena, tennis, pool/spa and lake.

Gracing 3.31 acres, this estate home offers location and privacy. Designed around charming terraces, the single level, six bedroom home has many light filled interiors.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$3,995,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,795,000

Authentic, adobe hacienda thoughtfully restored to form a very magical setting. Covered verandas stretch the length of both front and back of a very livable, 7 bedroom home.

Quintessential Southern California lifestyle. Set on 4.68 acres, this lovely 5 bedroom home is designed for an active family offering ease and comfort and large scale entertaining possibilities.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant--$2,695,000

Del Mar-$2,650,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,284,000

Commanding views and total privacy in a single level, remodeled 4br home on 2.33 Acres.

Distinctive architecture exquisitely situated for maximum sunlight and ocean views. A true “lifestyle” to envy.

Tree lined drive leads to renovated, traditional country home on 1.75 quiet acres with golf course views.


RSF/The Groves-$2,450,000

Carmel Valley-$1,745,000

Spectacular European-like villa with incredible upgrades throughout. Designed with impeccable attention to detail, 6br/5ba.

A well appointed, 5400 sq. ft of Spanish, Mediterranean ambiance to charm your every desire.

Very well maintained 3br contemporary, custom home with over 3,300 sq.ft with 3 car garage, pool/spa & gardens.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$1,575,000

RSF/The Crosby-$1,450,000


Serenity and privacy on two acres, a hillside hideaway with stupendous views in 4 bedroom, 3 bath home.

Westerly back yard views from an exceptional 5br/4ba home with French doors opening to interior courtyard.

Ocean & Catalina views from architectural gem with 4 bedrooms in 5700 sf of luxury.


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