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Volume XV, Issue 36

■ Former TPHS student named American Film Institute Conservatory Fellow. Page 8.

■ Sisters go to new heights to help others. Page B1.

■ High school football is back! Page 17.

Solana Beach opposes Del Mar Fairgrounds deal BY CLAIRE HARLN STAFF WRITER Following possible rumors that a group of horse owners pulled out of a deal to invest $30 million into the City of Del Mar’s purchase of the Del Mar Fairgrounds from the state, the Solana Beach City Council released a letter last week clarifying its position — one of opposition — on the potential transaction. “We have tried to make it clear that we don’t support a single city owning it, and they said they want to work together, but they haven’t gotten back to us,” said Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner, who sent the letter, dated Aug. 3, to Del Mar officials but said the council got no response. Signed by Heebner and Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts and addressed to Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier and Del Mar Councilman Mark Filanc, the letter was in part a response to a staff report issued by Mosier and Filanc on July 25 to update the community on the fairgrounds purchase proposal. The report stated that the City of Del Mar “continues to move forward on the proposed purchase, reach out to regional stakeholders and have discussion with the City of Solana Beach and organized labor.” Talk of the investors — three horse owners led by Mike Pegram — backing out of the deal began with a Thoroughbred SEE DEAL, PAGE 6

Sept. 1, 2011 Published Weekly

Back to School in Solana Beach

After enjoying the summer, Solana Beach students, including those at Skyline Elementary School (above), were ready to hit the books Aug. 29. See more on page B13. Photo/Claire Harlin

API scores rise at high school district; Canyon Crest tops 900 BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER Academic Performance Index numbers were released this week by the California Department of Education, and the San Dieguito Union High School District reported significant increases over last year at nearly every school. Canyon Crest Academy, in Pacific Highlands Ranch, gained 18 points, to pass the 900 mark. CCA’s 910 API makes it the highest-scoring comprehensive public high school in the county and one of the highest in the state. CCA’s enrollment is about 1,875 students in grades 9-12. Carmel Valley’s Torrey Pines High School, with about 2,700 students in grades 9-12, also made gains this year, scoring 880, nine points higher than last year.

Carmel Valley Middle School scored 971, up four points from last year, while Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach, the only school in the district to see a lower API this year, dropped four points, to 925. Both are grades 7-8 schools. The district’s two middle schools in the north – Diegueno and Oak Crest – increased their API scores, Diegueno up 19 points to 908 and Oak Crest up 13 points to 902. Scores also climbed for San Dieguito’s high schools in the north. San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas scored 854, up nine points over last year, and the API for La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad came in three points higher than last year, scoring 818. Of the district’s eight


Solana Beach tables decision on reverseangle parking BY CLAIRE HARLIN STAFF WRITER The Solana Beach City Council postponed making a decision on restriping the front-angle parking spaces on the west side of South Sierra Avenue in front of the post office, which would convert them to reverse-angle — back-in, head-out — parking spaces. The idea was presented to the council as a traffic-calming measure on Aug. 24, and even though councilmembers were welcoming to the idea for the sake of being progressive, the community so far has been overwhelmingly opposed. The idea came about in 2005, said City Manager SEE PARKING, PAGE 15

SB officials work $800K in savings into budget BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer After postponing budget approval for the first time in the city’s history, the Solana Beach City Council passed its 2011-12 budget on Aug. 24, reducing the general fund by about $800,000. Citing a nearly $700,000 deficit, with revenue coming in at about $13,700 and expenditures totaling almost $14,500, City Manager David Ott plans to operate this year at a $124,100 surplus. Much of the savings came from the decision to not fill two key, recently-vacated positions and distribute the workload to other employees or himself. The city’s community development director retired, saving the city $195,000, and the finance director resigned, saving $99,700. “These are not easy times,” said Ott, adding that the workload is actually growing at the same time that the number of employees is dropping. “I have to thank the many employees who have stepped up and said, ‘I’ll do it.’” Solana Beach is also saving about $300,000 by reducing the scope of its general plan and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) projects — renovations officials said can be reassigned later, if and when Highway 101 upgrades are passed and Suburban Transit Network (TransNet) money can be used. In planning for the upcoming year, the city also has to take into consideration that it will have to pay out $269,000 SEE BUDGET, PAGE 6



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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 • Knit and stitch at the Del Mar Library, 3 p.m., 1309 Camino Del Mar, (858) 7551931 • Investment Education: Richard Loth, “Understand the mutual fund universe” 6 p.m., Del Mar Library, 1309 Camino Del Mar • Del Mar Foundation’s First Thursdays Concert, High Society Jazz Band, Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center, 7 p.m., 1658 Coast Blvd. • Solana Beach School Standing Committee, 7:30 a.m., Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, 635 S. Highway 101 • Community Sing-ALong, 7:30 p.m., Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society and the Del Sol Lions to reveal their generous donation of a brand new electronic piano/keyboard as the singing group settles into the newly renovated Fletcher Cove Community Center, 133 Pacific Ave.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 • “Love on a leash,” 10 a.m., reading to therapy dogs to improve kids’ reading skills, Del Mar Library, 1309 Camino Del Mar • Conversational French class, 10 a.m., Group of native speakers to beginners meet for fun French conver-

p.m., Del Mar’s finest restaurants are helping end the season with flavor by serving samples of their signature dishes at “One Last Taste at the Track.” Presale tickets are available for $25. Party in the Paddock: As the last race of the season comes to an end, the Party in the Paddock is just beginning. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit • Del Mar Foundation Cultural Arts Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Blvd. • 25th Anniversary Senior Center Open House & Season Kick-Off, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., presentation, door prizes, flu shots, lunch, music performance by Rear View Mirror Band, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Ave.

sation, Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave. • Origami Folders, 1 p.m., Create wonderful paper art with the Origami Club! New folders welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult, Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 • Mexican American Education Guidance Association’s (MAEGA) annual Don Lapham Fall Fundraising Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m., Tony’s Jacal Restaurant, 621 Valley Ave. in Solana Beach, all proceeds from the Don Lapham Memorial Dinners are used to fund scholarships to help motivated students from the San Dieguito Union High School District achieve a college education, info at or (858) 337-9825, $20 adults, $10 kids • Adult Bridge, 10:30 a.m., Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave.



• Meet the author: Hank Wesch, “Del Mar: Where the Surf Meets the Turf,” 6:30 p.m., Del Mar Library, 1309 Camino Del Mar

• The best seven weeks of summer are winding down and the Del Mar Racetrack is planning a Closing Day celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 7, just as grand as its 2011 record-breaking Opening Day. “One Last Taste at the Track”: From 2:30-4:30


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Solana Beach creates housing authority Amid recent issues revolving around a shortage of affordable housing in Solana Beach and state mandates to build more affordable homes, the Solana Beach City Council on Aug. 24 voted unanimously to form a housing authority in the city. The matter was brought to the table by City Attorney Johanna Canlas, who said Solana Beach needs a housing authority to be up to speed with other cities and comply with what the state suggests as good practice in making sure adequate affordable housing is provided. The members of the council will serve as housing authority commissioners, and they will present Solana Beach Housing Authority bylaws at a future council meeting. — Claire Harlin

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Five new members named to fairgrounds board St. Peter’s Del Mar kicks off the school year with barbecue and a blessing of the backpacks The Sunday School year begins on Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar. All school-aged kids are welcome to come register after the 9 a.m. service. For this first Sunday of the year, kids can enjoy games, crafts and a BBQ on the church patio. Bring your weekday school backpacks, too: There will be an informal Blessing of the Backpacks to help kids start their school year on a positive note. Sunday School at St. Peter’s is for kids in preschool through Grade 12. It’s normally held after the family-friendly 9 a.m. church service. Regular Sunday school classes will begin Sept. 18. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 334 14th St in Del Mar village, one block east of the 101. For more information, contact Anne Page at or at 858-755-1616. To learn more about St. Peter’s, see

St. Peter’s hosts weekly series ‘Islam 101’ With 1.5 billion followers, Islam is one of the great world religions—but one that has, over time, had a tumultuous relationship with another great world religion, Christianity. In order to help broaden the community’s understanding of Islam, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be holding a weekly forum, “Islam 101,” on three Wednesday evenings during September. The class will be led by Reverend Chris

Chase from Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in UTC. The forums are scheduled for Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28 from 7-9 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 334 14th St in Del Mar village, one block east of the 101. For more information, call 858-755-1616 or see

Del Mar Shores Cinemas Series begins with Sept. 10 event The Del Mar Shores Cinema Series kicks off Sept. 10 at sunset (around 7:30 p.m. at Del Mar Shores Park) with a trio of award-winning films that put a new twist on the traditional surf flick.

Celebrate the Powerhouse Tot Lot’s ‘10th birthday’ Sept. 3 Friends of the Powerhouse invite you to celebrate the lot’s 10th birthday. The celebration is on Sept. 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Powerhouse Park. The party will include hot dogs, cold drinks and birthday cake along with face painting and games, provided by Pinky’s Big Top! For questions or more information, call 858-755-1641, or visit

By City News Service Governor Jerry Brown Aug. 26 appointed five San Diego area residents to the board of directors for the 22nd Agricultural District, which operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The appointees, who do not require Senate confirmation, are: Lisa Barkett, 52, of La Jolla; Tom Chino, 62, of Del Mar; David Lizerbram, 35, of Rancho Santa Fe; Frederick Schenk, 57, of Carmel Valley; and David Watson, 54, of Chula Vista. Barkett is a longtime vice president of Merjan Financial Corp. and Chino is the president of Chino Nojo family farm. The others are lawyers. Board members do not receive compensation.

Del Mar Farmers Market celebrates 25 years Del Mar Farmers Market is one of San Diego’s original markets, second in the county behind Vista. The market was established in the fall of 1986 by seven local women: Marti Kaye, Ann Silber, Joyce Malone, Lorraine Rouse, Alice Goodkind, Nancy Weare and Sharon Fierabend. Their vision was not to turn a profit, but to bring the concept of healthy living to Del Mar, and to make the connection between the local farms and the local community. These women also had the vision to create a nonprofit market with 100 percent of net profits going back into the community. This year the market has supported the Del Mar Library, Community Connections, the construction of the Community Services/Lifeguard Headquarters, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and scholarships for students of farmers who are part of the DMFM community. In honor of the 25th anniversary, please visit the market and enjoy special events planned for September: Sept. 10: Cooking with fresh ingredients from the market with Chef and Owner, Randy Gr-

uber, Americana 1-2:30 p.m. Live Music with Kyra Grove 1-2 p.m. Scavenger Hunt for Kids Sept. 17: Cooking with fresh ingredients from the market with Chef and Owner Bratzo Basagoitia, Café Secret Live music TBD Composting Demonstration by Hidden Resources Scavenger Hunt for Kids Sept. 24: Cooking with fresh ingredients from the market with Chef Bryan Graham, Sbicca Live Music with Peter Seltser Composting Demonstration by Carol Graham Flower Care and Arranging with Owner Helen Park, Del Mar Flower Company Planting for Kids with the Del Mar Garden Club Market Hours: Saturday 1-4 p.m. at 10th Street, City Hall Parking Lot; Walk or carpool if you can. Visit

A ‘Silent Tribute’ to be held in Powerhouse Park Sept. 11 A “Silent Tribute” will be held on Sept. 11 at Powerhouse Park, starting at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Flags are planted in memory of each victim of 9/11. Once planted, observance continues throughout the day. The mayor will speak and taps will be played at 6:30 p.m. This day holds historic or personal significance for all. Volunteers are needed to “plant” the small flags. Everyone is welcome to participate. With 2,973 flags planted, 300 rows long, the impact is memorable. Powerhouse Park is located at 1700 Coast Blvd., Del Mar.

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Del Mar Highlands Town Center to hold grand re-opening festivities and promotions Sept. 9-10 Del Mar Highlands Town Center, located on Del Mar Heights Road, just south of RSF, is celebrating its grand re-opening with two jampacked days of festivities and promotions on Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10. The event will feature live music, fashion shows, a pet parade, free face painting, cooking demonstrations, food samplings, prizes, giveaways and much more. Nearly every Del Mar Highlands merchant is offering up fun, free or discounted deals. The re-opening festivities kick off on Friday, Sept. 9 with a fashion show featuring the latest trends from center merchants in the plaza from 4-5 p.m. The show will be followed by soft jazz live music performance by Forecast. On the upper plaza, food samplings from the center’s eateries will be offered and dogs can grab a bite at “Yappy Hour” at Pet People from 3-7 p.m. Pet People will be serving up Sweet Spots doggie ice cream samples with biscuit toppings. On Saturday, there will be free caricature drawings, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids as well as a Ronald McDonald magic show in the plaza from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prize drawings will be held every hour from noon to 6 p.m. in the plaza, with the grand prize being a $500 shopping spree. The pet parade contest will also be held Saturday. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the parade and judging begins at 11 a.m. in the

The newly renovated Del Mar Highlands Town Center. lower level plaza. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate to Pet People. Local radio stations will be doing live remotes from the center: KyXy 96.5 will be by Rite Aid from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sophie 103.7 will broadcast from 1-3 p.m. by Tilly’s. Bring a $25 or more receipt from a Del Mar Highlands Town Center merchant to any of the live radio remotes on Saturday and receive a free gift while supplies last. Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey of the new restaurant Burlap will serve up a cooking demonstration in the plaza at 3 p.m., followed by Chuao Chocolatier founder Chef Michael Antornorsi demonstrating how to make his signature truffles with a twist at 3:30 p.m. More fashion shows will be held at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and live music will play from the Hodads (noon to 2 p.m.) and saxophone legend Keith Jacobson (5-9 p.m.). For more information, visit

Two admit guilt in series of takeover-style bank robberies Two men pleaded guilty Aug. 29 to involvement in a series of takeover-style bank robberies that netted nearly $300,000. Terry Mixon, 25, and Jeremy Gibbs, 23, are the third and fourth defendants to be convicted in the five robberies committed between September 2008 and January 2009. Mixon and Gibbs — who pleaded guilty to a pair of robbery counts on the day their trial was supposed to start — both face seven-year prison terms, with sentencing set for Oct. 21 before Judge Leo Valentine Jr. A third defendant, Tranes Goins, was convicted of two counts of robbery and being armed at the time of the crime. He was sentenced last month to 17 years in state prison. Thaddeus Williams was convicted earlier this year of being the getaway driver in three of the holdups and was sentenced to 14 years and four months behind bars. Deputy District Attorney Allen Brown said during Williams’ trial that the men — usually in groupings of three or

four — committed takeover-style holdups in which they entered the banks with guns drawn, jumped the counter and ordered the manager to open the vault. Brown said that on Sept. 30, 2008, three members of the group jumped out of a car and robbed a U.S. Bank branch in Del Mar of $136,807. The robbers wore masks and athletic gloves, and at least two of them had guns, according to the prosecutor, who said two people ordered to the ground were pepper-sprayed. On Dec. 1, 2008, four robbers got out of a different car and held up a Pacific Western bank branch in Rancho Bernardo of more than $25,500. The robbers got away, but money stained with red dye and a .32-caliber pistol were found outside the bank. The group also netted nearly $13,000 on Dec. 13, 2008, at a Wells Fargo branch in El Cajon; $103,000 on Dec. 22, 2008, at a U.S. Bank branch in San Marcos; and more than $13,000 on Jan. 24, 2009, from a Bank of America branch in Del Cerro. — City News Service

Memorial and paddle-out to be held for longtime community activist Bob Lewis Longtime Torrey Pines community activist Bob Lewis passed away on Aug. 22. A memorial and paddle-out will be held at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. Lewis served on the Bob Lewis Torrey Pines Community Planning Board for 10 years, five of them as the group’s chair. Community-minded, Lewis was also a past president of the Escondido Boys and Girls Club and past director of the Kiwanis Club of Hidden Valley. Lewis had worked as an administrator in the Escondido High School District and

was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force. “He was both an gentleman and an officer,” said Dennis Ridz, friend and Torrey Pines Community Planning Board chair. “We will miss him.” Ridz said that Bob often spoke about helping guide high school students seeking careers or planning for college. He hopes that a local scholarship program can be established in Lewis’ honor. Lewis is survived by his wife Patti Ashton; his children Michael Lewis, Shannon Swartz, Paul Garcia and Amie Garcia Roberts; as well as six grandchildren. — Karen Billing

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Local fire causes almost $2 million in damage A fire Aug. 30 caused upwards of $2 million in damage at a Del Mar condominium complex, but nobody was hurt, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported. The blaze broke out at 9:15 a.m. for unknown reasons in a unit of the building in the 12000 block of Caminito Del Canto, near Carmel Valley Road, according to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher. The fire, which was declared out about 90 minutes later, caused $900,000 in property damage and $500,000 in damage to the contents of that unit, according to SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque, who said two condos on either side sustained smoke, fire and water damage estimated at about $225,000 to each. The resident of the condo where the blaze started was not home at the time, Luque said. — City News Service

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DEAL continued from page 1 Times interview published on July 9 in which Pegram was quoted as saying “it just didn’t work out.” A subsequent July 22 article in the San Diego UnionTribune — which Solana Beach officials cited in their letter as a premise behind clarifying their position on the matter — also stated key investors had pulled out. Mosier and Filanc responded to these news reports in the July 25 Del Mar City Council meeting, however, saying the deal is not dead. “That wasn’t what the horsemen had told us,” said Mosier in an Aug. 30 interview. He said the potential investors are simply holding off on the deal until final numbers are released after the races close on Sept. 7, and the financial performance of this year’s race meet can be reevaluated. It was difficult to respond to Solana Beach officials’ letter, said Mosier, because it didn’t address the points he and Filanc made in the July 25 meeting. “We tried to relay in the council meeting that the fairgrounds are still for sale,” said Mosier, adding that if the state decides to support the sale, it is possible that Pegram and his investors may still be interested. “If not them, other investors might be interested,” said Mosier. “It’s not dead; it’s in limbo but could be resurrected in the fall or next winter.” Mosier said there was

no formal response to Solana Beach, but there was informal communication. “Our interim city manager said that we appreciate their comments and will respond in due course,” Mosier said. “Much depends on events not in Del Mar’s control, so we’ll see what happens.” In addition to clarifying that the Solana Beach City Council “will not support any one entity controlling the use, management and operations of fairground and horseracing activities,” the letter from the Solana Beach City Council stated it does not support the “charitable trust” concept of ownership as proposed by the City of Del Mar because it does not provide adequate assurances that the single entity of the City of Del Mar would not have ultimate control over the fairgrounds. The letter stated that the council also doesn’t support the “charitable trust” concept because it is “overly complex, cumbersome and vulnerable to operational and management conflicts between horseracing and nonhorseracing activities” and does not provide a clear resolution mechanism. “Nor does it provide for adequate regional input and control of the operations or future operations of this regional asset,” the letter stated. The City of Solana Beach does, however, support the regional control and management of the fairgrounds.

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API continued from page 1 comprehensive middle and high schools, five scored APIs over 900 – all four middle schools, plus Canyon Crest Academy. Traditional comprehensive high schools exclude specialty schools that have eligibility criteria for admissions, which may include some charter schools, magnet schools and very small special applications schools. “Canyon Crest is the first comprehensive high school in San Diego County to top 900,” said Rick Schmitt, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of educational services. Last year, he said, only six traditional high schools in California topped 900. The district has not yet examined the 2011 scores for statewide comparisons. Schmitt credited CCA principal Brian Kohn and founding principal David Jaffe – and the CCA staff – for the school’s success. “Brian and David built that place, its energy and culture, and they get a ton of credit,” Schmitt said. “I think one can argue that this is an historic accomplishment,” Kohn said in an email. He said, though, that he’s most proud that students are excited to come to school. “It’s all about school culture,” Kohn said. “Jaffe set it up beautifully, the staff made it real, and the students achieve because they treat each other well. They like being here, and they are proud of their school.” Less money, larger classes Mike Grove, SDUHSD’s executive director of curriculum and assessment, said this year’s growth districtwide is the continuation of an upward trend over the past three to five years. Identifying and zeroing in on under-performing students and under-achieving subgroups were key strategies, he said. “We’re trying to identify those individual


students and making sure they’re getting additional support ... and then providing targeted and effective intervention,” he said. Grove also said that collaboration district-wide to achieve consistency in instruction – “rather than each site doing its own different thing” – has made a difference. Schools have also developed common assessments for each course that are given several times during the school year. “That allows us to adjust our instruction midstream if kids aren’t performing well on those common assessments,” Grove said. Being able to identify struggling students while they’re still in school, rather then depending upon state test results released the summer after school is out, helps teachers immediately address gaps in learning, he said. It’s not just under-performing students who have increased proficiency though, said Grove, commenting, “All of our kids are learning better.” The district is identifying what he called “essential learning outcomes” so teachers can give kids of all abilities the immediate feedback they need to move successfully to the next level. Schmitt said the district eliminated most of its travel and conference budget four years ago and invested the money – about $500,000 annually – into teacher release time, training and programs. As with all California school districts, San Dieguito has seen its budget slashed in the past few years, and has had to reassess priorities. Yet API scores continue to rise, with less money and larger class sizes. “The biggest investment school districts make is in people, and people cost money,” Schmitt said. “Our class sizes have gone up the last five years, and that’s universally true.” There is some evidence that students in kindergar-

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ten through third grade benefit from very small class sizes, he said, but not older students. “The older the kids get and the more affluent the neighborhood, the less if any noticeable gains there are,” he said. “I’m not saying it doesn’t help, because in certain cases it does. But universally there’s no evidence.” “Budget cuts are there and they’re going to continue, I believe,” Grove said. “But we as a district have done our absolute best to make cuts in areas that are not as directly going to impact teaching and learning.” He credited SDUHSD superintendent Ken Noah for making student achievement the top priority. Schmitt and Grove both said the district is fortunate to have supportive parents and families to provide financial aid, nurturing and opportunities for their children. Expected gains The formula for calculating the API is based about 80 percent on the results of the California Standards Tests given to students each spring, plus the results of the California High School Exit Exam, Grove said. Positive CST and CAHSEE results were released earlier this month, so the district anticipated good API scores. “We were expecting to see good gains, based on those two tests,” Grove said. Different demographics can account for some of the difference in API scores between Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest, Grove said. CCA has fewer under-performing students, he said, “so it’s a little bit easier for them because there’s fewer students to identify to work with.” Canyon Crest and Carmel Valley Middle School have the fewest proportional number of under-performing students, based mostly on the demographics of the communities they draw from, Grove said. Schmitt noted that Torrey Pines has larger populations than CCA of traditionally under-performing subgroups, like Latinos, low-income, special education and English language learners. However, on the other side, TPHS has a larger number of students in the higher-performing Asian subgroup. The district overall increased its API score in 2011, with an API of 886, up nine points from last year. “We’re very pleased,” Grove said. “You work hard all year and you believe that you’re doing the right things, but this gives us validation of the work we’ve been doing. When you look at the data, it shows [students] are learning.” The San Dieguito Union High School District educates about 12,500 students in grades 7-12.


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to comply with state law ABX1 27, which allows individual redevelopment agencies to continue operating as long as local officials commit to providing annual contributions to local schools and special districts. At the council’s June 22 meeting, the council asked Ott to return with solutions after meeting with city departments individually and asking them to come up with ways to trim their budgets. A number of possible cuts were spoken about around the city, but one department — the Solana Beach firefighters — became particularly concerned about budget-trimming ideas that came across the table. In particular, one proposal was to minimize overtime expenditures by not bringing in an automatic-overtime replacement when a firefighter calls in sick or is on leave, whether for vacation or worker’s compensation. That would reduce fire teams from six members to five members about 30 percent of the time, officials said, leaving one apparatus staffed with two men, as opposed to the usual three. Firefighters and concerned citizens packed the council chambers — leaving little to no standing room in the back — to voice opposition to this proposal, turning the budget hearing into a two-hour discussion on matters relating to the fire department. The staffing change was not, and had never been, recommended by the city manager. The Solana Beach Firefighter’s Association made a presentation to the council, which outlined the detriments of the proposal and suggested that reinstating a wellness program would minimize excessive overtime payouts. Fire management responded to the presentation, rebutting many of their suggestions and claims. The council also heard from a few supportive citizens and a car crash survivor who expressed deep appreciation and praise to the fire department, which not only excels in response times but is nearly 40 percent above the national average in cardiac arrest survival rates (due to their life-saving efforts).


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Rotary Corner: Del Mar Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors Canyon Crest Academy Interact Club BY JAN PARSONS, DMSB ROTARY PUBLIC RELATIONS Rotary has five “Avenues of Service” that are the philosophical and practical framework for all Rotary clubs. They include Club, Vocational, Community, International, and New Generations (formerly Youth). New Generations recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. Vicky Mallet is New Generations service chair this year for the Del Mar Solana Beach Sunrise (DMSB) Rotary Club. One of the main New Generations activities for the DMSB Rotary Club is its sponsorship and support of the Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Interact Club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. They are self-governing and self-supporting but look for help from the sponsoring club. There are more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas with over 200,000 people involved in Interact. CCA Interact club was established over five years ago and has been under the capable mentoring of Kevin Cahill, founding President of DMSB Rotary. Mr. Cahill is passionate about working with and helping youth to learn the importance of: •Developing leadership skills and personal integrity •Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others •Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work •Advancing international understanding and goodwill Katie McDowell is this year’s president of CCA Interact and after being a member for two years is excited to be leading several of their service projects this year. The club helped families in a dump in Tijuana in conjunction with Hope Without Boundaries, and will visit and contribute again this year. As Katie says, “The best part will be seeing students take part in what I was able to experience over the years; to be able to see them serving breakfast to children and their families in Mexico, and to enjoy it so much that they’ll bring several of their friends next time.” Ms. McDowell and other board members

Canyon Crest Academy Interact Board: Micaela Minor, Rachel Marren, Katie McDowell. Micaela Minor and Rachel Marren recently met with Mr. Cahill to strategize about the upcoming year, draft a succession plan, and discuss how to retain the 50+ freshman who have shown an interest in Interact. One of their main areas of focus will be on the homeless and includes helping with food serving and a t-shirt drive for St. Vincent de Paul and working with the Community Resource Center sorting and distributing food for their holiday baskets, and holding a teen gift drive to help the older children. As Mr. Cahill says “they are an energized and highly enthusiastic group and are going to have another fabulous year”. Other youth activities that DMSB Rotary is involved with include sending students to Rotary conferences — a rising junior to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), last year Courtney Hesse; middle-school students to LEAD (Leadership, Ethics, And Determination), last year Aaron Fogg; and high school students to Model UN, last year Katie McDowell, Micaela Minor, Rachel Marren, and Claire Worsey. At the Model UN event, student teams become ambassadors of foreign countries and debate global initiatives that are currently being considered by the actual United Nations. DMSB Rotary also helped send ten needy foster children to YMCA summer camps and gave out $1000 scholarships under CCA Dollars for Scholars Awards to two worthy graduating seniors, Grady O’Leary and Giovanni Toth. To learn more about DMSB Rotary, please join them at their weekly meetings on Friday mornings at the DoubleTree Hotel in Carmel Valley from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m. For more information contact President Kirk Collins at 619-254-8234 or visit

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TeamMates Mentoring recognized for first year anniversary During the recent 20-year anniversary celebration, TeamMates Mentoring co-founder Dr. Tom Osborne reaffirmed their mission, “to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential.” TeamMates partners with school districts and matches adult volunteer mentors with individual students who elect to participate. Mentors serve as positive role models and meet with the student one hour each week on the student’s school campus. TeamMates is a non-profit 501c (3) organization. TeamMates of San Diego North Coast was recognized for its first anniversary of mentoring students in the Del Mar Union School District. The mentoring program launched in three elementary schools in the fall of 2010. They will expand the program to a new class of students in the same schools this fall. To volunteer as a mentor or contribute to the San Diego North Coast chapter, go to the TeamMates website:

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Former Torrey Pines High student named American Film Institute Conservatory Fellow Former Earl Warren and Torrey Pines High student Sara RossSamko is among 28 newly named Cinematography Fellows, including seven women, who have been accepted this year by the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. The two- year graduate program was recently ranked the Number One film school in the world by the Hollywood Reporter because of the unique handsSara Ross-Samko on production-based environment, selective international student body, and number of highly successful graduates, including directors Terrence Malick (Tree of Life), winner of this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or, David Lynch (Blue Velvet), John Cassavetes (Woman Under the Influence), and Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler). “It’s an incredible feeling to know you are following in the footsteps of so many cinematography masters, like Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List), Matthew Libatique (Black Swan), and Wally Pfister (Dark Knight),” said Ross-Samko. Ross-Samko was a trumpet player while attending Torrey Pines and began college as a music major, but she always had a passion for film music and production. She is grateful to trumpet teacher and band director Frank Glasson, Earl Warren art teacher Carolyn Lippencott and Torrey Pines theatre instructor Marilee Payne for their influence. “These people fostered and developed young aesthetic oddballs like me into future successful artists,” Ross-Samko said. Ross-Samko attended the University of Southern California Summer Film Institute and the moment she picked up a camera, she knew she was home. An honors graduate of the Los Angeles Film School, she was awarded a Women In Film Foundation scholarship in 2009.

and Del Mar Mesa planning board member Lisa Ross and stepdaughter of retired SAIC corporate vice-president Bill Woolson, both residents of the Carmel Valley area since its beginnings. “I guess it’s in the genes,” said Lisa Ross. “My grandfather was a photographer in the Czar’s cavalry, my mother an accomplished sculptor, and I am in my third career as a fine art photographer. But Sara is outdoing us all.” For more information, visit or www.

Enjoy luncheon, talk and book signing at the Del Mar Country Club with ‘The Language of Flowers’ author Sara Ross-Samko on the set of OK GO Music Video “This Too Shall Pass.” Ross-Samko spent a year after film school as an on-set still photographer and 2nd unit director of photography. Credits included on-set stills for the OK Go music video This Too Shall Pass and the upcoming feature “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X,” production assistant on Showtime’s “Weeds,” and 2nd unit camera operator for several independent productions before sending a long-shot application to AFI. Thousands of hopeful filmmakers from all over the world send in sample reels and resumes — AFI accepts only 140 Fellows a year across six film disciplines. This was a dream come true. “It took a long time for it to sink in that I had really been accepted,” she said. “My fellow classmates are astoundingly talented. I am just so grateful to be here — to have the opportunity to study under some of the great masters of medium and to be among the people who represent the future of the movies.” Ross-Samko is the daughter of fine art photographer

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is being called “the best new writer of the year “by Elle Magazine (Lisa Shea, Elle Magazine September, 2011) and she will be the Del Mar Country Club for a lunch, talk and book signing on Sept. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Diffenbaugh is the author of “The Language of Flowers,” a novel that “weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettaVanessa ble young woman whose gift for flow- Diffenbaugh, ers helps her change the lives of othauthor of “The ers even as she struggles to overcome Language of her own troubled past.” Cost is $65 per person, including Flowers” the book. To attend this event, please contact Kristy at by Thursday, Sept. 15. The Del Mar Country Club is located at 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

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Walking for water Upcoming Del Mar TV documentary produced by recent Winston School grad Above, below: Matthew Gehring participates in San Diego Walk for Water, the premise behind his upcoming Del Mar TV documentary. PHOTOS BY SHANE STILES PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer Last spring, more than 1,000 people walked five kilometers at Tecolote Shores carrying buckets of water in order to demonstrate how far people in third world countries often have to walk to get water for daily use. On Sept. 4 at 10 a.m., a documentary about the event will air on Del Mar TV, chronicling the personal growth and involvement of one Winston School student — Matthew Gehring — who participated in and filmed the walk. Gehring is the associate producer of the 30-minute film, and Del Mar TV volunteer Stephanie Sullivan is also a producer and mentor to Gehring. “I’m very excited about it,� said Gehring of his first film. “I’ve been working on it for so long, so I am very anxious for it to be broadcasted.� Gehring, who interviewed many people who were involved in the event, said it was an eye-opening experience to see how many San Diegans are dedicated to helping those who are undergoing difficult times in other


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recently, adding an enclosed patio — fit with a fire pit, a big screen for sports or presentations and hookups for Internet or music. The restaurant has not only been inundated by calls to book the room for parties (at no rental fee), but they are offering live music and dancing several nights a week. Horbianski said the renovations to the restaurant are a reflection of the Torrey Hills neighborhood itself, which is also growing and evolving. “There are so many new homes being built,” he said. “It’s just a great area with great schools and people want to be here.” Much of what keeps people coming back to Taste of Italy is the food. For example, there are a lot of people who come in on Wednesdays just for the cream of jalapeño with artichoke soup, a house specialty. “It’s not Italian,” said

Scripps names Dr. Jim LaBelle to new corporate medical management role Dr. Jim LaBelle, medical director of emergency and clinical quality at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, was recently named corporate vice president of quality, physician comanagement and medical management at Dr. Jim LaBelle Scripps Health. In this role, Dr. LaBelle will work with physicians to coordinate the management of clinical care, both inpatient and outpatient, and ensure participation of physicians in the design and development of care. He will also be respon-

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Education Matters/Opinion Fiscal doves at Del Mar’s bargaining table BY MARSHA SUTTON My reason for attending my first Del Mar Union School District board meeting in nearly a year last week was an item on the Aug. 24 agenda to discuss, somewhat belatedly, the $500,000 cash bonuses given last fiscal year to all DMUSD employees using Federal Education Jobs Fund money. After stories appeared in the June 30 and July 28 issues of this newspaper, public outcry over the misuse of the money triggered school board president Marsha Sutton Comischell Rodriguez to place the item on the August agenda. Why this matter was not thoroughly discussed before, rather than after, the board voted last December to approve the giveaway is a question worth asking. Rodriguez tried without success to blame the previous board, of which she was a member, for approving the bonuses. Since the issue was negotiated with the teachers’ union in the fall of 2010, she asked DMUSD superintendent Jim Peabody why the school board vote was delayed until the new board’s first meeting in December 2010. Peabody said the union needed time for its member teachers to vote on the matter. (Why the teachers were voting on it before the school board had approved it is another question worth asking.) The board packet offered two explanations for giving each full-time employee $1,000 of federal money (totaling about $500,000) that was intended to be used to “save or create” teaching jobs. The first explanation was that the district hired 12 new teachers during the 2010-2011 school year, and, according to Peabody’s report, “the expense of adding the teachers was slightly higher than the one-time funds provided by the Federal Jobs Fund.” The implication of this argument was that none of the Jobs Fund money should be used for that purpose since the available money could only partially cover the cost for one year of the 12 teachers’ salaries. That should leave you speechless. This is a perfect example of exactly what the money was intended for, whether it fully covered the salaries or not. It would have saved $500,000 from the general fund. Peabody’s second point, which the board primarily focused on, concerned teachers’ complaints about rising health care costs. Peabody set up a false dichotomy, saying the district could either offer $1,000 to each employee to help cover rising health care costs, or the district could raise the health

insurance cap for employees, which would mean a $500,000 annual, ongoing increase in district expenses. “By providing one-time funds instead of an ongoing commitment, the district reduced its obligation by $500,269 a year,” Peabody’s board report reads. But this assumes those were the only two options. How about not doing either? I didn’t see anyone holding a gun to Peabody’s head. The district’s foundation is charged with asking/ begging parents to donate money to save Extended Studies Curriculum (ESC) teachers’ jobs each year. This will be a task made all the more difficult after parents see that the district frittered away $500,000. Besides using it for ESC, the money could have supported for one year the bulk of the salaries of those 12 new teachers. Or it could have been used to pump up the district’s reserves so other programs including low class sizes could be maintained. Or paid for librarians. Or classroom aides. Or science and technology lab aides. Or … or … or …? Choosing a different path The Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe school districts used their Federal Education Jobs Fund money to pay for the salaries of temporary teachers who would have been let go had it not been for this federal money. Without the funding, Denise Stevenson, Rancho Santa Fe School District’s di-

rector of finance, said teachers would have been released, programs would have been eliminated, or class sizes increased. The San Dieguito Union High School District used its $2.4 million in Federal Jobs Fund money to offset the general fund’s classroom teacher expense. By using the Jobs Fund money to substitute for money that would have come from the district’s general fund to pay for salaries, the district was able to free up unrestricted general fund money and avoid further budget cuts. During a time of drastically slashed education budgets, Del Mar decided not to offset its declining general fund, choosing a different path. Tim Asfazadour, DMUSD’s assistant superintendent of human resource services, said the goal of the Federal Jobs Fund was “to save the jobs of current employees,” and that the $1,000 per employee cash incentive saves employees’ jobs because “it keeps them from potentially leaving the district and looking for other jobs.” Del Mar teachers were threatening to leave? Really? During a time when no district is hiring new teachers and no district has such a benefits-rich contract like Del Mar’s, there were worries about teachers quitting? Peabody stood by his decision, saying, “I think it was a good thing to do for these families.” Trustee Kristin Gibson rejected the option of using the money to pay teachers’ salaries for one year, saying, “The idea of investing in a person for just one year seems unwise and not very decent either.” Who can follow this logic? My guess is that teachers on the chopping block wouldn’t mind working another year, even without future job security. Gibson defended the decision, saying options were limited because the money could only be used for “compensation and benefits.” What she neglected to mention is that “compensation and benefits” included employees other than teachers who provide support services at school sites, as well as “support services necessary to retain existing employees, to recall or rehire former employees, and to hire new employees.” The funds by law could not be used on district office personnel. But because the school board approved giving $1,000 to every full-time employee in the district, not just

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those at school sites, employees at the district office, including Peabody, were paid with $21,000 from the general fund. Fiscal hawks? The two self-proclaimed Republican conservatives on the board, Scott Wooden and Doug Perkins, also defended the decision. Wooden said that applying a one-time use of funds in this way was preferable to the longterm “raise the cap” health care option that would incur a financial burden on the district every year. Perkins also ignored this false dichotomy premise. Calling himself a “fiscal hawk,” Perkins said he looks for “ways to reduce ongoing expenses from year to year,” and the cash bonuses looked like one way to do this. If Wooden and Perkins are examples of Republican fiscal hawks, then those birds have no beaks or claws. The entire self-congratulating discussion reminded me of the popular quote: “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Meanwhile, at the same board meeting, trustees reviewed a letter from the San Diego County Office of Education on the district’s 2011-2012 adopted budget. “The district is projecting deficit spending in its unrestricted general fund of $1.51 million in 2010-2011 and $4.89 million in 2011-2012,” the letter reads. There’s more. “The multi-year projection shows deficit spending in the unrestricted general fund of $6.09 million in 2012-2013 and $7.02 million in 2013-2014. With this level of deficit spending, the district would be able to meet the 3% [required] reserve in 2012-2013 but would have a negative ending balance of $5.07 million in 2013-2014.” Granted, $500,000 in Federal Education Jobs Fund money to pay teachers’ salaries would help the general fund for only one year. But it beats not doing it, given the dire fiscal situation Del Mar is about to face. The irresponsible allocation by the Del Mar Union School District of the Federal Education Jobs Funds during a financial crisis is a monumental misuse of taxpayer money and an embarrassment for the local community. Marsha Sutton can be reached at:

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Mayor Lesa Heebner responds to firefighters Editor’s note: In the wake concerns that firefighter staffing may be reduced in Solana Beach, as well as two anonymous letters that were made public in recent weeks, Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner responded with the following letter on Aug. 24, which each member of the council signed in agreement. This letter is a condensed version. To read it in its entirety, visit (and type in Heebner in the search file). This past week, our city manager, David Ott, was accused of endangering public safety and of spiking his own retirement. The first was alleged by the Solana Beach Firefighters Association, and the second by an “anonymous retired Solana Beach employee.” We’d like to tell you the full story as the “two” groups who are accusing our city manager have spun tales of half-truths and complete mistruths. A little fiscal history first, because as you’ll see, it all comes down to the almighty dollar vs the good of our community now and in the future. Last fiscal year the city of Solana Beach was faced with a large budget deficit. To address it, over $1 million was cut from our operating budget through austerity measures. In addition, we were the first city in the region to institute

full pension reform throughout our organization for an increased savings that year. When fully instituted, this fiscally responsible action will save us hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in each year. Its important to note that our existing and new safety and non-safety employees will still receive every good pensions at their end of their careers that they have earned. However, in order to achieve full pension reform, last year the Council had to “impose” a new labor agreement on our firefighters. All other employee groups came to a voluntary agreement with the city. The overall result was that all city employees would pay their full employee share of their pension cost, whether immediately like our firefighters and lifeguards (lifeguards agreed to pension reform and it was not imposed on them) or over 3 years, to be completed by July 1, 2012, as was the case with all other employee groups. A 2% pay raise was given to the lifeguards and firefighters given that they were to pay their full share the first year while other employee groups phased it in. At the same time, the City Council immediately began paying their full pension cost and no raises were given.

We are looking at a new fiscal year budget, and are once again facing a deficit. This year it is approximately $700,000 to $800,000. Almost half of that amount, $380,000, is attributed to overtime pay to firefighters. Overtime is paid to any replacement firefighter when another is out on vacation, sick leave, or workman’s compensation leave. The Council has had concerns with firefighter overtime pay for a couple years now. Faced with recurring budget deficits due to the national economic downturn, it was an obvious place to examine in an effort to balance our budget. City Manager Ott was given direction by the Council on June 22 to provide to us ways to reduce the deficit through reducing firefighter overtime as well as other possible actions, and present them to us on Aug. 24. Ott is eminently qualified to make these recommendations because not only is he our City Manager, but he achieved the rank of Fire Chief as well, and served as ours and for various other cities as their Fire Chief for over 9 years combined. He knows fire operations, standards and procedures better than anyone, and his reputation in the region for his expertise is unsurpassed. David

Ott would never recommend any action that would endanger the community. In following direction from the Council to look at firefighter overtime pay, he presented to us a few options. The least disruptive way to cut overtime without dramatically affecting service to our community, which would meet all OSHA standards, would not cause brownouts or slow response times would be to change from Constant Staffing to a reduced staffing scenario, where the first firefighter who called in sick, claimed a workers’ comp claim or took vacation would not be backfilled with a firefighter being paid overtime. All subsequent firefighters missing work that day would be backfilled with a firefighter being paid overtime. This entailed removing one firefighter from one of the two trucks if and when one firefighter only took leave, and would cut approximately $150,000 from overtime costs. We are staffed well at our fire station. We have two apparatus: a fire engine and a ladder truck, and both are staffed with three firefighters each. Fire stations in Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and many others in our region have one truck only staffed with three firefighters. We’re


cerns cited include the difficulty of backing in, the possibility that drivers would make illegal U-turns to park head-first, the danger of pulling out too quickly, and the confusion that could result from the change. Peter House, president of the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, said after spending much time researching the concept, he is against it. “It’s not traffic calming when you have to drive very slowly to see what spaces are open because of the angle,” he said. It’s also “alien to people,” he said, something that’s “not taught in traffic school.” The Condominium Organization Of South Sierra Avenue (COOSSA) also decided at its recent board meeting on Aug. 18 to oppose reverse-angle parking. In a statement, the group expressed concern that people may hit the gas and lunge straight out of spaces. “With standard ‘frontin’ parking, cars have back-

up lights to alert cars, pedestrians and cyclists,” read the statement. Tom Ryan, COOSSA chairman, said, “People who might wish to experience reverse-angle parking can do so on South Sierra Avenue behind CVS. It’s not an entirely comfortable experience.” City Councilmember Mike Nichols, who has a background in landscape architecture, said he likes the back-in parking idea. “It could be considered a fad,” said Nichols, who is meeting with the San Diego Bike Coalition next week to discuss the matter further. “But we could be tapping into a new way of parking. It’s a good idea and it has its place.” Mayor Lesa Heebner said she was really excited about the possibility of having back-in parking, and it would really “add to the feel of Solana Beach.” “But my job is to listen,” she said. “And I heard, and they said ‘no.’”

Solana Beach resident Patricia Kimper earns USA Triathlon National Title

continued from page 1 David Ott, when the city was working on a concept for Highway 101 revitalization. The San Diego Bicycle Coalition brought forth the idea as a safer parking arrangement for bikers and pedestrians because the driver has an unobstructed view of oncoming traffic when pulling out of a space. The city did a pilot study of reverse-angle parking in 2007 on South Sierra Avenue behind the CVS, and those reverse-angle spaces are still there. The current recommendation would implement another pilot study that, if successful, could evolve into putting back-in spaces on Highway 101. To gauge public opinion about whether to restripe the spaces in front of the post office and Las Brisas condominiums, the city put a sign on the post office door for six months. About 35 community members responded, and only one was in favor of the idea. Con-

one of very few stations with two trucks with three firefighters each. We also have an emergency ambulance. Under the modified staffing plan that we explored, when one firefighter takes some form of paid leave, either the fire engine or the ladder truck would have three personnel and the other would have two. (Or for medical emergencies, those two could be placed on a smaller rescue type vehicle at less cost and faster response time.) The Council and City Manager also explored other ideas for cutting overtime, including the idea of a “floating” firefighter to replace the absent one. Once you add in the cost of Workmen’s Comp, however we discovered, that is not a money saving idea. Now here’s the interesting part as it is relevant to the Solana Beach Firefighters Associations’ claims against David Ott. David Ott did not recommend the reduced staffing option to us! Instead he came up with cuts in other areas to ...


Solana Beach resident Patricia Kimper captured the female 65-69 age group national title Aug. 20 at the 2011 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship. Kimper posted a time of 2 hours, 49 minutes, 22 seconds on the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run course. In addition to the victory, Kimper also earned a spot on Team USA for the 2012 ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 18-22, 2012. Team USA is comprised of amateur athletes who represent the United States at each ITU World Championships event. In all, nearly 2,500 multisport athletes competed at the USA Triathlon Age Group and Sprint National Championships, which will return to Burlington in 2012.

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September 1, 2011

Torrey Pines Falcons Pee Wee team kicks off season with big win

Top row: Zach Tropio, Blake Khaleghi, Conor Guy, Vala Tirandazi, Aydin Haleftiras, Nate Tropio, Cameron Karam, Coach Dave Currie; Bottom row: Owen Hansen, Jesus Labra, Wyatt Eastlack, Cade Eastlack, Jake Buckley, Aldo Sevilla

Surf Boys U-11 00-01 team finalists at Premier Classic Congratulations to the Surf Boys U-11 00-01 team who were finalist in the recent San Diego Premier Classic held August 13 - 14. The team coached by Dave Currie, reached the finals at the beautiful South Village Park on Aug. 14. After a 2-0 loss to the San Diego SC Black in their first game, the team regrouped and went on to have decisive wins against the Arsenal White (5-0 ) and San Diego SC Silver (4-1 ) before meeting the San Diego SC Black for a rematch in the finals. The rematch proved to be an exciting display of skill and will, as the boys went on to double overtime and after 70 minutes of hard fought soccer the game finally ended in penalty kicks. Congrats to the boys again for their hard work and fighting spirit. The boys are looking forward to continued success during the upcoming season. Go Surf!



BY BILL BUTLER CONTRIBUTOR The Torrey Pines Falcons Pee Wee (D2) Team kicked off its football season with a 44-0 victory. The Falcons Pee Wee Pop Warner 2011 football team hopes to improve on its 2010 Jr Pee Wee record of 13-1. Among its 24 players are 16 that moved up from last year’s team, two older/ lighters from the previous D2 Pee Wee team, and 6 selectees from team tryouts. Reaching that goal got underway Saturday afternoon at Torrey Pines stadium against the Temecula Battling Bruins. The Falcons started well, as Temecula was unable to earn a first down during the first half. The Falcon defenders consistently met the Temecula backs at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield. From the Nose Guard position, Chase Whitton and Nick Zimmer each caused a fumble in the Bruin backfield, both recovered by


the Falcons. The Falcon linebackers, led by Louie Bickett, Mac Bingham, Garth Erdossy, and Jackie Plashkes joined the interior linemen in smothering the Bruin offense at or near the line of scrimmage. In addition, the defensive ends of Kevin Misak, Zac Friedland, Gabe Gmyr, and Ryan Ramirez shut down all the attempt at wide runs and rollout passes. With Andre Nordan injured, the Falcons used only two quarterbacks, Conner Whitton and Brandon Ray, and both were effective in directing the Falcon offense to multiple scores. In addition, Ray plays both running back and defensive back in some schemes, and Whitton was the holder and Ray the long snapper on the three extra point kicks. At this level of play, most players have both offensive and defensive roles. Friedland ran a kickoff back 67 yards for a TD and also ran back a punt for 25 yards.


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Beau Morgans, who also plays running back and safety ran a punt back 60 yards, setting up a first and goal from the 8 yard line. These runbacks gave the Falcons good field position throughout the game. Plashkes and Gmyr both played both ways, Plashkes at running back and linebacker and Gmyr at running back and defensive end, and had significant impact on the final results. The running backs had success all afternoon, as Friedland, Ray, Plashkes, Morgans, Bingham, Gmyr, and Ramirez all had long runs for TDs or first downs. Ryan Wells was good on each of the three extra point kicks he attempted and also had a reception and run good for 23 yards on a pass into the right flat from Conner Whitton. The Falcons next meet the Rancho Penasquitos Bandits at Cathedral Catholic High School on Sept. 3 at 1 p.m.



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Sports Round-up: Football preview BY GIDEON RUBIN CONTRIBUTOR Cathedral Catholic suffered some pretty heavy graduation losses, but don’t expect anybody to feel sorry for the Dons. With Cathedral Catholic is in the midst of one of San Diego County’s greatest football dynasties in recent memory, graduating 14 seniors seems more like an inconvenience than a devastating blow. The Dons are seeking an unheard of fifth consecutive San Diego Section Div. III title after rebounding from a slow start to win the section title. The Dons, who going into last season had won 33 of their last 34 games going back to 2007, lost their first three games of the season but went on to win seven of their last eight, including a 24-7 thrashing of Lincoln of San Diego in the title game. And whatever the Dons lack in experience, they figure to make up for with a roster loaded with an abundance of talent. Running back J.J. Stavola, fullback/receiver Szongaia Brown, and quarterback Luke Ramsey are among the Dons key returnees. Other key returnees include linebacker Russell Reeder, defensive back Patrick Downing, and place kicker Brian Heinz. Torrey Pines: Torrey Pines is coming its best season in years, going 9-2 and advancing to the Div. I semifinals for the first time since 2005. And although the Falcons lost several key players from last year’s team, coach Scott Ashby is hopeful his team laid out a foundation it can build on. “I think we’re going to inexperienced early in the season, but we’ve got a lot of hard working kids and I believe we’re going to continue getting better as the season goes

Torrey Pines varsity squad got ready for some football during a scrimmage with Oceanside High on Aug. 26. The Falcons travel to Colton High for their first game on Sept. 2. Their first home game will be on Friday, Sept. 9 against Cathedral Catholic. Kickoff at 7 p.m. Photo/Anna Scipione on,” Ashby said. “Last year we had a great group of kids and some of our juniors and seniors were able to learn from them, so we’re looking forward to carrying on what we started last season.” Andrew Fargo, a powerful and swift senior fullback, is among the team’s key returnees. The always physical Falcons feature senior two-way lineman Jacob Alsadek, a 6-foot-7 310-pounder, who figures to help Torrey Pines continue that tradition. Senior Vincent Arvia is also considered one of the area’s top lineman. Seniors defensive backs Jack Mitchell

and Brandon Williams give the Falcons a talented and experienced secondary. Senior running back David Bagby also figures to play a prominent role. Newcomer Cole Jaczko, a junior running back up from the junior varsity, will also be counted on to make an impact. Santa Fe Christian: Santa Fe Christian is coming a season in which it advanced to the Div. V semifinals, but the road back won’t be easy. The Eagles suffered a setback before the season started when one of their most productive players from last season deciding to forgo his senior year to play baseball. But if history is any indication, the Eagles have a knack for rising to the occasion. The Eagles will miss two-way standout Josh Estill, a fullback/linebacker was among the team’s leading rushers and led the team in tackles. The Eagles graduated seven seniors including Austin Knoth, who rushed for 889 yards and nine touchdowns. But they return an abundance of talent. Key returnees include senior quarterback/defensive back Connor Moore, who rushed for 943 yards, threw for 697 yards, and combined for 13 touchdowns. Moore was second on the team with 106 tackles. Other key returnees include Jarrod Watson-Lewis, offensive lineman/linebacker Louie Dedonates, and running back/defensive back Graham Gomez. Watson-Lewis, a two-way standout, last season rushed for 566 yards and seven touchdowns and had 53 tackles. San Diego Jewish Academy: Adjusting to 11-man football was hard enough for upstart San Diego Jewish Academy. Now they’ll have to adjust to a new and exceedingly more difficult league. The Lions have moved up from the pedestrian Southern League to the intensely competitive Pacific League, where they’ll be


competing against some of the area’s top small-school programs, with some of their league opponents boasting enrollment greater than 900. SDJA has less than 150 students enrolled in its high school. And to make things really interesting, the Lions are fielding a team of just 13 players. Administration officials made the move because they wanted a more stable schedule after the team experienced several cancellations at some of the desert schools in the Southern League. “It’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Lions coach Mark Wetzel said. The Lions are led by junior quarterback Micah Weinstein, junior receiver Ethan Laser, and junior running back Jeremy Danzig. Other key returnees include senior halfback/strong safety/kicker Adam Baltinester, a soccer standout who’s being recruited as a kicker by several Div. I colleges including Miami, Michigan and San Diego State. Baltinester, along with senior two-way linemen Isaac Perez and Yuval Samuels will also be counted on for leadership. New addition Donte Atkins, a 6-foot-2 363-pound two-way lineman who’s from Samoa, gives the Lions a formidable presence at the line of scrimmage the program has never had. Other key newcomers included sophomore linebacker/offensive lineman Jake Posnock, freshman two-way lineman Daniel Magoon, and Kiote Coles, a female junior who is a starting linebacker. The Lions run a complicated spread offense that they hope will enable them to overcome their lack of depth and inexperience. “We’re going to have to outsmart our opponents,” Wetzel said.

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Del Mar resident to compete in Senior Tennis’ Premier International Team Competition The United States Tennis Association recently announced that Del Mar resident Cathie Anderson will represent the United States at the 34th ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships. The nation’s top tennis players in age groups from 60 to 80 will compete against 153 teams from 27 countries around the globe, Oct. 10 – 15 in Antalya, Turkey. Joining Anderson representing the United States at the 2011 ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships in the Kitty Godfree Cup for women age 65 and up: Brenda Carter, Charleston, SC; Betty Wachob, Panama City, Fla.; Judy Louie, Corona del Mar, Calif. Anderson is a 1964 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she played on a tennis team. She was inducted into the Dayton, Ohio, Tennis Hall of Fame and named a Woman Player of the Century 1895-1995. She will be inducted into the Southern California Senior Tennis Hall of Fame, Class of 2011. A veteran cup team player, she has competed on the Young Cup (40s), Bueno Cup (50s), Connolly Cup (55s), Marble Cup (60s) and the Godfree Cup in 2007 and 2009. Anderson has over 20 national championship titles. Her experience adds both singles and doubles depth to this year’s team. The United States will be defending championships in six of the nine divisions at the Men’s and Women’s Senior & SuperSenior Championships. The American teams finished 1st or 2nd in nine of the nine divisions last year. This year a new Cup, the Doris Hart Cup has been introduced for women

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Cathie Anderson 80 and over. Following the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the ITF World Individual Championships will take place Oct. 16-23 at the same location. The ITF Seniors/Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most coveted team event on the ITF Seniors circuit. Since its inception, the number of competitors attracted to this event has increased year by year. In 1993, the ITF took the decision to divide the Seniors World Championships into two groups, Seniors for the younger veterans and Super-Seniors for the older players. For more information on the USTA, log on to, “like” the official Facebook page or follow @usta on Twitter.

BY TED GROZEN CONTRIBUTOR In a single high school water polo game, the average player will swim well over a mile, all the while wrestling with opponents and fighting for position. Therefore, it’s only fitting that Canyon Crest varsity water polo coach Charlie Equels, entering his fourth year heading the program, begins the season with tryouts incorporating two “hell weeks” during which his players have two intense workouts a day beginning as early as 5:30 a.m. These grueling practices are used to assess and improve each player’s water polo abilities, physical fitness, and endurance, helping Equels create a roster filled with players with not only talent but also strength and stamina. At the end of the two weeks, the hard work paid off for 13 young men, as Equels announced his teams Aug. 25 at a team/parent meeting and dinner party. Comprising the varsity squad are seniors Taylor Dean (team captain), Jeff Elsner, Matteo Lanza-Billetta, Kevin Li, and Daniel Lifton; juniors Casey Crocamo, Jerry Guess, John Guess, Eric Schade, and Martín Vicario; and sophomores Kyle Grozen, Josh Trissel, and David Twyman were all named to the roster. The reigning Valley League champions,



Canyon Crest returns five starters from last year’s team, and in spite of losing league MVP Tyler Robinson to graduation are driven to repeat as league champions for the third consecutive year. However, the challenge for this team historically has not been league titles, but rather success in CIF competition. As the #10 seed, Canyon Crest fell 5-0 to University City in the first round of the San Diego Section playoffs last year, and the program has never advanced past the 2nd round in its history. Having only lost 2 seniors off of last year’s team, however, Canyon Crest is very optimistic about their chances this year. “Semifinals,” says junior Casey Crocamo. “The goal for this team is a top-5 seeding and then a run to the CIF semifinals. There’s no reason we can’t do it.” Sophomore Kyle Grozen echoes Crocamo’s optimism: “We have a lot of really skilled, smart water polo players on this team, and plenty of depth coming off the bench. I think we can go really far into CIF’s, definitely.” Clearly, hopes are very high for this young program. Canyon Crest opens its official season Sept. 16 with a nonleague matchup at Ramona High School.

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State Cup Champions Surf Boys U10 win West Coast Futbol Classic

Del Mar Sharks Boys 00-01 Gold team shines at Classic Congratulations to the Del Mar Sharks Boys 00-01 Gold team for being a finalist in the 2011 Rancho Santa Fe Attack Summer Classic. The team competed at a very high level and defeated NADO in the semi-finals, 1-0 and then lost in the finals to a very physical Arsenal Team 2-1. The team had some incredible offensive runs by Alex Farfel, Henry Copp, Ben Burgener, Ted Merrifield and Lucas Corbosiero. The mid field exhibited precise passing by Sebastian Eisenbach, Anthonie Martinez, and Cody Black. Defensively, the team was strong in the back with Cameron Black, Ryan Michalski, Mathew Schlesener, Mathieu Barthelemy and had an great performance in goal by Luke Evans. The Sharks will start the Presidio League play in September in the AA-A South Bracket and is coached by Igor Tripkovic. The team is coached by Igor Tripkovic. Great job Sharks!

Congratulations to the State Cup Champions Surf Boys U10 team who won the West Coast Futbol Classic. Their victory — in a tournament held Aug. 20-21 at Orange County, San Juan Capistrano JSerra HS Turf Fields — evolved as follows: •Bracket Play: Defeated Fram 4-0, Defeated PV Exiles 9-2, Defeated Cosmos Academy West 2-0 •Semi Finals: Defeated Los Vegas Academy (LVSA) 1-0 with only goal scored against the LVSA team in the entire tournament •Finals: Defeated Pateadores La Samba with a final score of 2-2, won in a penalty shootout The boys had to play three tough competitors on Sunday in less than a six-hour time period. The entire team were contributors to the success of the team and played with an enormous amount of determination and heart. By the championship game it was evident their stamina was low but teamwork and desire to win carried the team to victory. The team will continue their tournament play in the NHB Cup in Huntington Beach over Labor Day.

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Philanthropic sisters go ‘Over the Edge’ to help children with disabilities

The oldest of five children in the Scanlon clan, Deirdre Andrews’ first directing experience came from garage shows put together with the help of her mother, Kay. These productions usually featured her sister Happy in the starring roles and her three brothers creating the comedic moments. Andrews was also a part of Mrs. Reid’s La Jolla Junior Theatre, which staged shows at the Contemporary Museum of Art. Andrews attended Stella Maris Deirdre Andrews Academy and then went on to Bishop’s for high school. She later graduated from USC, receiving her B.A. in theater arts. After spending time acting with a company from USC in Europe, she returned to study at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco before coming back to this area to start Young Actor’s Workshop in 1971. The La Jolla-based company is embarking on its 40th year with a return to productions of “The Wizard of Oz,” its first show. The company’s original home was in the hall at Mary Star of the Sea.

What makes this area special to you? The beauty of the sea, the gardens, the picturesque cottages, my church, our amazing community … we definitely live in paradise! How would you improve the area? I would add more of the arts in our schools. So many children learn through experiencing the various art forms, and I am concerned that these are the programs being eliminated in budget cuts. Who or what inspires you? The life of Jesus, George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, Hans Christen Andersen, G.K. Chesterton. Madeleine L’Engle, Shakespeare, St. Francis, Irving Berlin, my prayer group, my two grown children, and all my Young Actors! If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Here I have to change the rules. I am having an Open House! I would want all my dear family, precious friends, and my Young Actors past and present. Also included would be all those who have inspired me! We would have some of my dad’s famous Irish Coffee and Dr. Jay would play my mom’s swing tunes. Maybe Bill Cosby would drop by so the laughing would never end! What are your favorite movies of all time? “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Mary Poppins,” “A Beautiful Life,” and all the enchanting musicals that I grew up watching. What is your most-prized possession? First my faith, and then, the words of Dorothy in

Tali and Malia Rappaport (above and in action at right) Photos/KSG photography BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER The Rappaport girls rappel. On Aug. 20, Tali, 19, and Malia, 16, stepped off the top of the 33-story Manchester Grand Hyatt in the third annual “Over the Edge” event for Kids Included Together (KIT), a national non-profit based in San Diego that promotes inclusion for kids with disabilities. Tali, 19, a Canyon Crest graduate and current sophomore at the University of Puget Sound and Malia, 16, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy, overcame their fears and rappelled 357 feet to help support the inclusion of children with disabilities in after-school programs. “It was quite the adventure,” Tali said. While participants had to raise $2,000 to participate, the Rappaport teens raised $2,530, with an additional $1,000 grant from Mitsubishi to make t-shirts for their inclusionary program I AM NORM, a national campaign they helped start in 2009. The two young activist sisters speak in a rhythm, their thoughts weaving into each other. “I was freaked out, weeks prior,” Tali said of the rappel. “I had been so excited, but our roles reversed at the top,” Malia said. “They had a cell phone to call down at the top — I called my dad and told him he could use my college fund for a car (should anything happen to Mali).” Tali went first, leading the way for her little sister. “When you’re up there on the edge, it’s freaky but it’s just that first step that’s the hardest,” Tali said. “It’s so sig-

nificant and metaphorical, it was amazing to experience how hard that first step can be.” After that first step, Malia wasn’t scared anymore — halfway down the sisters were dancing on the rope. Through their work the last two years, the Rappaports have been trying to show how people can take that first step toward inclusion and how easy it is to accept and respect youth with disabilities in schools and communities. Inclusion is something that the Rappaport girls have fought for since a young age. “I always befriended the ‘special education’ students and made it a point to talk to them,” Tali said. Malia remembers classmates cruelly making fun of a fellow student who made noises due to his Tourette syndrome and helping another who was left out due to the effects of autism. “I took some of the brunt, as well,” Tali said. “Girls can be nasty.”

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Art San Diego aims to be West Coast’s top contemporary art fair Besides all the international exhibits, the Fair offers themed Art Labs featuring a range of regional artists showing light sculpture, video, music and performance art at various locations, and a host of activities for children, including mask- and puppet-making, a giant puppet parade and a mass picnic on “San Diego’s largest picnic blanket.” Look for works by UCSD faculty members Ruben OrtizTorres and Jay S. Johnson, winners of this year’s Art Prize, awarded by San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN) to “encourage dialogue, reflection and social interaction about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life.” And don’t miss the inventive furniture design from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., including a selection of pieces by SDSU students and alumni. “The first year of the fair was marvelous, the second was more international — very dynamic, with lots going on, and a lot of great art — and I think this year will be just as terrific,” said Robin Lipman, Membership Chair of the Contemporary Arts Committee of The San Diego Museum of Art, which (along with the Museum of Contemporary Art and other area museums) is one of ASD’s local partners. With partners like these, and sponsors like UBS (a global wealth-management firm with offices in La Jolla), the Fair is well on its way. As Ann Berchtold pointed out: “It took Art Miami four years to build their attendance; now they bring in a half-billion dollars in Fair-related revenues to the city. We’re only in year number three.” For something really special, join the VIPs for a splashy opening night reception and after-pool-party. And if you want to turn your Fair-going into a Labor Day weekend staycation, the Hilton is offering discounted Art Fair rates on rooms, with VIP event tickets included.

Independent art consultant Betty Lane of Del Mar Sculpture Garden will show new large-scale sculptures like this one by Michael Stutz. Photo/Ira Schrank

If you go What: Art San Diego 2011: Contemporary Art Fair When: From Noon, Sept. 1-4 Tickets: $15-$75, free events, too Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront; other locations Contact: (858) 254-3031 Web: Hotel reservations: (619) 564-3344




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BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT CONTRIBUTOR Labor Day weekend is not just the end of summer. It’s time for art-lovers of all ages to celebrate the arts at a fourday extravaganza called Art San Diego. Back in 1970, a trio of Swiss gallerists started Art Basel, an annual international art fair that came to be known as “the Olympics of the art world.” In 2002, Miami jumped in with its own version, drawing more than 60,000 visitors last year. In 2009, two Del Martians, Ann Berchtold and Julie Schraeger, decided to put our region on the art map by creating Art San Diego. Their goal: to become the No. 1 contemporary art fair on the West Coast. Berchtold has some 15 years of experience in what she calls “cultural philanthropy,” which includes the founding committee of San Diego Visual Artists Network, founding a children’s program called Inspire Art Kids, directing the L Street Gallery at the Omni Hotel, and co-creating the San Diego Art Prize. Schraeger comes from a corporate background, with development and marketing skills. “We’re a good team,” Berchtold said. “I’m kind of the creative one, she’s the operational. We want to turn San Diego into a mecca for cultural tourism. Our model is ComicCon, for a different demographic.” In 2009, they staged their inaugural event at the Grand Del Mar. Last year, they moved to the Hilton Bayfront, attracting 6,000 attendees. This year, they’re back at the Hilton, with more than 50 galleries participating, from cities like Montreal, New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Shanghai, side by side with La Jolla notables Joseph Bellows and Mark Quint.

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22nd Annual Gala Thai Fantasy: The Athenaeum Celebrates Thailand Friday, September 9, 2011 6:30–11:30 p.m. Join us for the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s largest annual fundraiser and society event of the year. Admission includes valet service, open bar, served dinner, dancing, live entertainment, silent auction, and raffle prizes. Thai or cocktail attire required. Call (858) 454-5872 to RSVP by September 6. $200 or $300 for “angels” 858.454.5872


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Canyon Crest Academy senior wins prestigious awards for his art BY JAMES DREVNO Canyon Crest Academy Senior Sean Hnedak was recently awarded a national American Visions Medal at the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. He also won two Gold Key Southern California Regional Awards. Hnedak was recognized for two submissions of his, Japan, a digital piece, and Rotten Eggs, a pen and marker drawing. Both received Gold Key Awards. Rotten Eggs also earned national recognition and was bestowed with the American Visions Medal. In addition Rotten Eggs has been selected by the staff of The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to be included in a special, yearlong exhibition with 44 other works at the The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building in WashingSean Hnedak ton, D.C. His name also appeared in The New York Times, along with all of the other national award recipients. Rotten Eggs was also featured in Scholastic’s 2011 National Art Catalogue, as well as this year’s Scholastic calendar. Sean is ecstatic about his achievements. “Winning the award felt like a huge payoff for all the hard work I put into my art,” Hnedak said. According to the Executive Director of the awards, Virginia McEnerney, only 1,500 students earned National Awards this year, out of 185,000 submissions. Professionals in the arts select only the top 1 percent of all of the entries as national winners. Previous Scholastic Art and Writing awards recipients include Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, John Currin, Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, John Baldessarie and Zac Posen. “The defining moment of my life was when I was 17 and was honored by the Scholastic Awards.” – Richard Ave- Sean’s award-winning “Rotten Eggs” don, photographer. Each submitted piece goes through a battery of judging before being claimed the winner. First, a “blind judging” session protects the identity of the students. Next, a “Freedom of Expression” clause in the judging ensures that no work is disqualified on the basis of content. According to The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the criteria for a winning piece must include originality, technical skill, and an emergence of a personal vision or voice. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running scholarship and recognition program for teenage artists and writers. According to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, which holds the annual event, these awards are “an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents.” Hnedak hopes to take his art skills even further. “In the future, I plan to pursue art in college, and hopefully work as an illustrator.”

North Coast Rep’s ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ revisits madcap comedies of the 1930s BY DIANA SAENGER CONTRIBUTOR The North Coast Repertory Theatre will open its 30th Season with Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me A Tenor,” nominated for numerous Tony and Drama Desk Awards. The production is directed by Matthew Wiener. “Lend Me A Tenor” Matthew Wiener pays homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s, and in this farce, renowned tenor Tito Merelli, aka “Il Stupendo,” is the lead in “Othello” at a gala fundraiser. But before he can even leave his room, unexpected mishaps create chaos. Wiener likens “Lend Me A Tenor” to early madcaps, such as “Noises Off” and “Bringing Up Baby.” “There’s a lot of door slamming in this play,” he said. “And it’s really a fun thing for the actors because it’s ridiculous people doing ridiculous things very quickly.” The cast includes Ted Barton (Saunders), Courtney Corey (Maggie), Jill Drexler (Julia) Jessica John (Maria), Bernard X. Kopsho (Tito), Albert Park (Bellhop), Jacque Wilke (Diana) and Christopher M. Williams (Max). Wiener, in his 14th season as producing artistic director of Actors Theatre in Phoenix, has helmed plays of all genres around the

country, including “Doubt,” “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Angels in America,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “A Christmas Carol.” “A farce has a certain kind of theatricality to it,” Wiener said. “The performers have to become bigger than life, but not be cartoon- A farce with lots of ist. The stakes are high, door slamming. but the consequences Courtesy aren’t. So everyone thinks what’s going on is very important, but they’re not playing Medea, and almost all of them live happily ever after.” Wiener promises the fast-paced “Lend Me A Tenor” will make people laugh throughout the entire performance and leave with a smile on their faces. “And now, of all times,” he sighed, “We all just need to laugh.”

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Illinois-born transplant made his mark in San Diego as a fundraising executive and maritime writer BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN STAFF WRITER He loves all things maritime, so much so that on one particular 6,000-mile road trip with his wife he visited 122 maritime museums throughout the U.S. and Canada, and eventually compiled and published a guide to some 650 museums in his book, “Maritime Museums of North America,” newly updated and about to be released in its eighth edition. His name is Robert H. Smith, former fundraising assistant to UCSD Chancellor William McGill and vice president for development at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla. As you might guess, Smith is a meticulous man, with a passion for collecting facts — combined with a love for the sea that led him to learn how to sail, to purchase a 38-foot cutter-rigged Down East sailboat and to try living aboard it with his wife when they moved to San Diego in the 1970s. They sailed their “home” in the ocean waters around San Diego while he worked as a fundraiser at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. To experience other waters, on vacations, they chartered vessels and sailed in Chesapeake Bay, the Virgin Islands and the Gulf Islands off Vancouver, British Columbia. They lived aboard the Seaborne for about a year, or as his wife recalls, “for one year, one week, two days, and 20 minutes,” — until they realized living on a boat wouldn’t work while Smith had to put on a coat and tie every day to go to work. They moved back on land to Del Mar.

About that time Smith also took to writing and visiting maritime museums in the U.S. and Canada that resulted in publication of his first guide to “Maritime Museums of North America,” published by the Naval Institute Press in 1988. Subsequent updated and enlarged editions of the guide were published by Smith’s own company, C Books Publisher, Del Mar. In addition to his maritime museum guides, Smith is the author of cruising guides for Southern and Northern California pleasure boaters (now out of print), a short history of the Erie Canal, (Clinton’s Ditch: the Erie Canal — 1825) and a soon-to-be published “Maritime History Short Stories of America’s West Coast” collection of 22 articles he wrote that originally appeared in California’s recreational boating newspaper The Log. We interviewed the 82-year-old Smith in his Carmel Valley condo where he lives with his grown daughter, Rebecca Anne, and his wife of almost 63 years, Helen, whom he originally met in high school and reconnected with after he had served a hitch in the Navy during World War II. They married in 1948 and raised four children. These days, although he no longer sails, you’ll find the tall, white-haired transplanted Midwesterner taking brisk, 2½-mile, 4:30 a.m. walks around Carmel Valley. It’s been his health regimen for the past 15 years. “My doctor says, ‘Don’t ever stop.’” Smith was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and was raised in Denver, Colorado. His father was an Iowa-born American Baptist minister of

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German heritage. The family’s original name was Schmidt. His grandfather had emigrated from Germany as a young man, married and was raising his family when, at the dinner table one evening, he announced: “We’re in America; we shall be Smith from now on.” When Smith turned 18 towards the end of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served 14 months at the naval training station in San Diego and at the Naval Ammunitions and Net Depot in Seal Beach, Calif., loading unexploded ordinance onto barges for disposal at sea and storing live ammunition in concrete “igloos.” Returning to Denver, he married Helen Kingsley, whom he had met in high school; earned his J.D. from the University of Denver, but failed to pass the bar exam, “because, I was told later, they couldn’t read my terrible handwriting.” Nevertheless, the law background stood him in good stead, he said, throughout a career as a developer of senior retirement apartment projects sponsored by the American Baptist Service Corporation in Denver, and later as a senior housing consultant for American Baptist in Pennsylvania, and as a development fundraising executive at Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. In 1969, Smith joined UCSD as development assistant to the chancellor where he remained for eight years establishing fundraising and alumni programs. In 1977, he joined Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla as a planned gift officer. He was appointed vice president for development

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Robert H. Smith PHOTO: JON CLARK in 1982 and in 1984 was honored as “fundraiser of the year” by the San Diego chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives. He retired from Scripps in 1989 to become a fundraising consultant and publisher. Publishing, he said, has always been a labor of love. “When you sell books, there’s a satisfaction even if you don’t make money,” he laughs. “In 1997, Helen and I bought an RV, traveled 6,000 miles and visited 122 maritime museums in Canada and the U.S.; and I have to tell you that was 121 more than Helen ever wanted to see.”


He estimates that over the years he has visited more than 300 maritime museums. Smith publishes his books through his company, C Books Publisher, Del Mar, 858-755-7753, (e-mail: His Website is: The Website contains a complete master index to maritime museums. He anticipates that the new edition of his Maritime Museums guide will eventually also be available on Kindle. “Someday I may even write my biography,” he said, “if I live long enough.”

Name: Robert H. Smith Distinction: Smith, former fundraising assistant to the chancellor of UCSD and vice president of development at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, is the author of a comprehensive guide to Maritime Museums of North America and a short history of the Erie Canal. Family: He and his wife, Helen (nee Kingsley), have been married going on 63 years. They first met in high school. They have four grown children: sons, David, Mark, Steven; and daughter, Rebecca Anne. Military service: Enlisted in U.S. Navy, 1945-46. Interests: All things maritime and publishing what he writes. He was a longtime Del Mar Rotarian and served as president in 1985. Physical regimen: Walking two-and-a-half miles daily (except Sundays) at 4:30 a.m. Favorite getaways: Estes Park, Colorado Favorite TV: “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy,” Turner Classic Movies, and PBS’s “Masterpiece Theatre.” Philosophy: “As my father would say ‘Do unto others…’”

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Local teen to attend 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One Young World Summitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; In an effort to empower an emerging youth leader in the field of international philanthropy, the International Community Foundation has sponsored Carmel Valley resident Morgan Hicks, an 18year- old senior at the Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School in La Morgan Hicks Jolla, to represent the International Community Foundation at the One Young World Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, in early September. Hicks will be joined by over 1,600 other â&#x20AC;&#x153;under 25sâ&#x20AC;? from every country across the globe including 94 other delegates from the United States. One Young World is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first global youth leadership summit, aiming to bring together delegates aged 25 and under from every one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 192 countries. One Young World combines the social power of the internet with the energy and ideas of global youth to address the most challenging issues of today. One Young World focuses on plenary sessions at which delegates are guided by a group of international luminaries including former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan; Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu; musician activist Bob Geldof; Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus; Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Doctors without Borders co-founder Bernard Kouchner among others. The inaugural One Young World summit took place in London between Feb. 8-10, 2010. The Second Annual One Young

World Summit will be held in Zurich, Switzerland from Sept. 1-4, 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The One Young World summit is a unique international convening that brings together some of the most inspirational emerging young leaders from across the globeâ&#x20AC;? said Richard Kiy, president & CEO of the International Community Foundation. Kiy noted that the International Community Foundation is proud to have Morgan Hicks representing our institution in Zurich. The International Community Foundation sponsorship of Morgan Hicks comes as a result of her voluntary service and philanthropic efforts in collaboration with the International Community Foundation over the past two-and-a-half-years to launch the Youth International Philanthropy Council (YIPC), and helping to raise monies leading to the construction of a playground benefiting IPODERAC, A.C, a Puebla, Mexico based charity providing an alternative home for abandoned and neglected children and youth. Over the past summer, Morgan has been working with the International Community Foundation in the development of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Teenagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to International Givingâ&#x20AC;? which will be published in October 2011. The International Community Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsorship of Hicks to the One Young World Summit was made possible through the generous support of donor Antonio Diaz through his San Diego-Tijuana Talented Youth Opportunities Fund at the International Community Foundation. For more information about One Young World please visit:

Huge outdoor golf Demo Day is Sept. 10 Carlsbad Golf Center 9th Annual Fall Demo Day & Custom Fitting Experience is San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest outdoor, on-the-driving-range golf demo event. Golfers of all ages and abilities can test the latest equipment, get info from 35+ brand vendors and save on new clubs and in the pro shop. Bring trade-in clubs. Free personal video swing analysis, clinics, prize drawing and giveaways. Free event. Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2711 Haymar Drive, Carlsbad. 760-720-GOLF (4653) or go to

22nd Annual Taste of MainStreet to be held Sept. 8

The Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association will present the 22nd Annual Taste of MainStreet International Food Festival on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The event will be held in downtown Encinitas from Swamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to Leucadia Pizzeria. Downtown Encinitas has over 40 unique eateries, located in a historic downtown. Many of these restaurants are well known throughout San Diego County for being fine purveyors of food. The event has limited capacity, and demand for tickets never fails to exceed the 1,000 sold. They may be purchased using cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard, and are available online at, or in person at the DEMA office located at 818 S. Coast Hwy 101.

Del Mar Racetrack closes season with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One Last Taste at the Trackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The best seven weeks of summer are winding down and the Del Mar Racetrack is planning a Closing Day celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 7, just as grand as its 2011 recordbreaking Opening Day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Last Taste at the Trackâ&#x20AC;?: From 2:30-4:30 p.m., Del Marâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest restaurants are helping end the season with flavor by serving samples of their signature dishes at â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Last Taste at the Track.â&#x20AC;? Presale tickets are available for $25. Party in the Paddock: As the last race of the season comes to an end, the Party in the Paddock is just beginning. To celebrate the end of the summer, Del Mar transforms the iconic paddock into a party where all race fans are invited to eat, drink (no-host bar) and dance under the stars. Guests can toast to Del Marâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer meet while enjoying a live performance by Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit www.

Celebrate â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SEA Daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;at Birch Experience Science, Exploration and Adventure for all ages this fall at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. SEA Days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Monthly events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists. Programs are included with aquarium admission

Community invited to Cathedral Catholic High School 9/11 tribute event Cathedral Catholic High School is paying homage to 9/11 with an event at campus. The entire community is invited to pay tribute to the heroes and victims of 9/11. The tribute, which will be held on Sept. 11, begins with a Color Guard presentation and the National Anthem. An optional prayer service for 9/11 victims will be held at 3 p.m. This patriotic event will also feature the â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Rideâ&#x20AC;? car show with an exhibit of American â&#x20AC;&#x153;classicâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;muscleâ&#x20AC;? cars dating pre 1970. There will be live music, remote control car racing, golf simulator, opportunity drawing, a parade of gourmet food trucks, and vendor booths. Event time is 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Catholic High School campus (5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, 92130). More car exhibitors are also needed. For more information, contact Eileen Clifton Benjamin at 858-523-4000, ext. 1114 or; Visit

Cardiff Greek Festival 2011 to be held Sept. 10-11 Be Greek for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, and more for the entire family at the 33rd annual Greek Festival held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event is located a half mile east of I-5 at the Manchester Avenue exit in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 12. Free parking is available at adjacent Mira Costa College. For two days, the church grounds are transformed into a quaint Greek village atmosphere where you can experience fine food, traditional Greek dancing, and the warmth of Greek hospitality. For more information, visit


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DR. He Said, Dr. She Said : How to find an emotionally healthy partner By Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. and M’Lissa Trent, Ph.D. When it comes to looking for a long-term relationship, most people are looking for someone who Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. has the potential (Dr. He) and M’Lissa of being a partner Trent, Ph.D. (Dr. She) that they can count on and trust. Here are four questions (and of course there are always more, but we will start here!) we believe you want to know the answer to in order to find out if someone you are dating is emotionally equipped to be the kind of partner that can help make the emotional intimacy of a relationship thrive. QUESTION #1 “Are you aware of what your part was in what went wrong with your last relationship?” Most people are aware of what their partner did wrong during the last break up, but what really indicates a sign of emotional maturity and health is whether or not they can talk about their own shortcomings in the demise of that relationship. RED FLAG: Even if infidelity was the cause of the most recent break up, if he or she answers the above question by solely blaming the other person for all of the problems, then they will probably be incapable of seeing their part of whatever struggles you have with them in your relationship. A GOOD SIGN: If he or she says “yes” and can articulate what their shortcomings were in that relationship, then you can at least trust that they are capable of taking some responsibility when things get tough between you two. In the case of infidelity, the partner might be able to say that he or she

was not paying attention to the health of the relationship or the red flags of emotional distance that were glaring their way. QUESTION #2 “Do you know what emotional wounds or baggage you have that you bring into this relationship?” In other words, do you know what your emotional triggers or buttons are and how you react to them being pushed? We are all a product of our past experiences. Understanding how these experiences—especially the painful and wounding ones—have influenced us emotionally over the years is crucial to understanding how we react to our partner during times of stress in the present. RED FLAG: If they answer ‘no’, then he or she will have no idea of how much their pain, fear, and anger has to do with you in the here-and-now versus whatever leftover feelings they hold onto from the past as part of their personality. This will hinder their ability to trust you. A GOOD SIGN: If they answer ‘yes’, then they will have the ability to identify what old wounds are being re-activated in the present by your behavior. For instance, if his last girlfriend cheated on him, does he understand how he was perhaps being overly-controlling of her? A woman might have an affair (which is NEVER justifiable) if she felt her boyfriend was overly controlling, didn’t feel safe talking to him about it, or she had tried addressing the issue several times with no success in being heard. QUESTION #3 “Would you be afraid of telling me something difficult if you thought it might hurt my feelings?” In other words, are you adult enough to talk to me directly instead of tip-toeing or walking on eggshells around me? RED FLAG: A relationship where some-

one tells you they just couldn’t talk to their partner because they would be afraid of their reaction usually ends up being very co-dependent and unhealthy. It will start to look and feel like a reenactment of the parent-child relationship. This will end up in a very boring, one-sided relationship, leaving both partners feeling very dissatisfied! A GOOD SIGN: Talking about potentially painful and scary topics between two people actually is a healthy way of creating trust in the relationship. Being courageous enough to talk about difficult subjects can be a very loving and respectful gesture to each other. QUESTION #4 “Would you be interested in knowing what my answers are to these questions?” In other words, are you interested in knowing more about me and do you have the courage to want to know what and who I am emotionally? RED FLAG: Unfortunately, some people are not very interested in who their partner is emotionally. They might think they need a companion for awhile, but if it is only a way for them to meet their own needs and not have a reciprocal partner-

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Arterra chefs link their entree flavors to the seasons BY KELLEY CARLSON t Arterra, which means “art of the earth,” Executive Chef Tony Miller turns to his roots for inspiration in creating dishes. Growing up in the Midwest and on the East Coast, Miller noted that he experienced each of the four seasons distinctly, and wanted that to be reflected in his food. ”You can taste the seasons changing,” he said. One of his favorite items for the summer at Arterra — the menu will change Oct. 1 — is the Sweet Tea Brined Chicken and Waffles, a mixture of Benton’s bacon waffle, sweet corn and maple crema. Miller has a couple of entree recommendations for patrons enjoying “refined” service in the warmly hued dining room, with its cushioned seats and its gauzy curtains. One is the Fennel Pollen Seared Halibut, with potato puree, pickled cherry, braised fennel and lemon; the other is the Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese, incorporating mascarpone, parmesan, white truffle, orzo and chives, which is offered year-round. Children may choose items such as pizza, chicken and burgers from their special menu; Arterra also offers them a treasure box from which to select small toys — “kind of like at the


In addition to its main dining room, Arterra includes indoor (left) and outdoor lounge areas.

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Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click on ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ ■ This week: Hand-made Fettucini dentist’s office,” Miller said. In the opulent indoor lounge, guests can relax in large, stuffed chairs with pillows or sit on metallic-colored seats around the bar, watching sporting events on one of eight TVs, while sampling more casual fare. There’s Crispy Peking Duck Tacos, a Trio of BLT Sliders and the 3 a.m. Cup of Noodles — “what the chef eats in the middle of the night,” Miller said. These contain crispy pork, spicy bacon broth, soba noodles and poached egg. When the weather is pleasant, guests can venture outside and set up at the outdoor lounge, adjacent to the pool. Kick back in the large cabana with its oversized seats or enjoy some one-on-one time at a table for two, while basking in the glow of a fire pit at night. Patrons will hear Top 40 tunes for morning motivation, with

slightly lower-key music as day turns into evening. During happy hour, Arterra is at its most vibrant, busiest state — there’s live music to DJ-spun to reggae and rock, depending on the day of the week. Guests who desire a more intimate experience are advised to arrive at the start of happy hour (when it’s less crowded) or after 8:30 p.m. There are also private dining rooms for special events: There’s the newly redecorated, elegant Vintage Room, suitable for wine dinners and chef’s tables. The comfortable Living Room, with its red velvet curtains and autumnal palette of colors, provides books on topics such as golf courses and Lucille Ball, as well as two TVs. Finally, there is the Great Room, featuring a fireplace and accommodations for a full-service feast or a reception-style affair.


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Businessman and former jockey excited about future of winning ‘Majestic City’ BY JULIE SARNO CONTRIBUTOR Jeff Bloom grew up in San Diego. When he was 13, he went to the races at Del Mar with his older brother, Michael. Bloom remembers the day well: “I said, ‘That’s it, ‘I’m going to be a jockey.’” Making his career decision was easy. Convincing his mom and dad to support his career choice was a lot harder. “I did not come from a racing family,” said Bloom, trim and athletic and younger looking than his 47 years. “It was hard to talk my parents into letting me become a jockey. They eventually caved in and let me pursue my passion.” Bloom learned to gallop horses and worked as an exercise rider under Muzzy Francis at San Luis Rey Downs. The teen learned alot from Francis, a former jockey turned trainer. Bloom stayed in school at his parents’ insistence, went to Helix High in La Mesa, graduated from Fallbrook High. Then, at 18, he obtained his license as a jockey. “As a jockey I rode my very first race at Del Mar in 1982,” re-

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Jeff Bloom with Majestic City as he cooled out after a workout. Photo/Charles Turner called Bloom. “I was aboard a horse named Dancing Lou. I beat one horse and it was the best race he had ever run. He was sold as a show horse after. He was a gorgeous big chestnut. He didn’t like to go fast. He was destined to be anything but a racehorse.” Bloom rode races for nine years, retiring from the saddle in 1990 at age 26. After his riding career, he returned to San Diego State and graduated with a degree in finance. His degree has served him well in his subsequent career. Bloom worked for six years for West Point Thoroughbreds, a racing partnership business. He was a vice president and ran the West Coast operation. West Point Thoroughbreds offers individuals the chance to own fractional shares of racehorses, which is more affordable than traditional individual ownership. In addition to the purchase price of a thoroughbred racehorse, the costs for maintaining one ranges from $36,000-$40,000 annually. The acquisition cost of a horse, coupled with the feed, training, shoeing and veterinary expenses, put the sport out of reach for most. What about the purse money, the money won when a horse finishes first through fifth in a race? Purse money will help defray expenses, but what if the horse is laid up and there is no purse money? In the last two decades, partnerships have allowed more people to become involved in thoroughbred ownership. In fact, this year’s Kentucky Derby was won by Animal Kingdom, campaigned by Team Valor, which has put together racing partnerships since 1992. Other well-known racing partnerships include Dogwood Stable, Great Friends and, now, Bloom Racing Stable. Bloom left West Point in March of this year to start his

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own business. Soon after, he established Bloom Racing Stable. In addition, Bloom is known to many as the emcee of Breakfast at Del Mar, held weekends in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant at the track. For more than 10 years, he has explained racing’s finer points while identifying many of the horses on the track for their morning workouts. Right now, Bloom Racing Stable has one horse, 2-yearold Majestic City. But what a horse! Undefeated Majestic City has won three races from three starts including the sixfurlong Hollywood Juvenile Championship (G3) at Hollywood Park on July 17. People are talking about Majestic City, the 2-year-old chestnut son of City Zip, expected to be one of the favorites for the seven-furlong Del Mar Futurity (G1) on closing day, Sept. 7. Trainer Pete Miller conditions the colt. “Pete’s having a great meet,” said Bloom, manager of Bloom Racing Stable and part owner of 2-year-old Majestic City. “He’s done a great job getting Majestic City ready and keeping him in the right frame of mind.” Bloom bought Majestic City earlier this year at the Ocala Breeders March sale for $180,000. The colt is a son of City Zip, out of the Meadowlake mare It’schemistrybaby. Bloom put together the group of partners who own Majestic City. They all have owned horses before. The partners include Sylvia and David Batchelder, who have a home in Del Mar. The others are David’s brother Gene Batchelder and his son, Steven, from Texas; Rob Keen from Encinitas, Mehrzad and Cindy Azari from the Bay Area, Ed Barker From Washington state, and Andrew Yaffe from Oklahoma. David Batchelder has served on the board of directors of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club since 2008. “It’s a wonderful group of owners,” said the former jockey. “They are fully embracing the excitement and the thrill this horse has provided in such a short time.” Majestic City is doing really well,” said Bloom. “He has not missed a beat. He gallops and has a regular work schedule, every six days. (Jockey) David Flores has been working him. David says he has matured. He has started relaxing early, easing into the work and then finishing strongly. He’s developed mentally as well as physically.” Bloom notes he will be active at upcoming sales, developing and growing Bloom Racing Stable. Running Majestic City in the Del Mar Futurity means so much to Bloom, who has felt a special affinity for the local track ever since he first watched races there at age 13. Bloom now makes his home in Oceanside, with wife Susan and two daughters. Bloom can’t stop talking about Majestic City, who is not as high strung and around the barn as many racehorses: “He’s a sweetheart at the barn even though he’s a stud colt. When my daughters Ashley and Hannah are there, he will put his head on their shoulder.”

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Swimming with the Fishes: Aquatic videographers host 12th annual UnderSea Film Exhibition BY JENNA JAY CONTRIBUTOR Marine life takes center stage at the 12th annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition, Sept. 9 and 10 at the Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley. Presented by the San Diego underwater videography organization UFEX, the exhibition will feature 32 short films by deep-sea filmmakers from around the world. A panel of independent judges appointed by UFEX chose the films to showcase from a pool of international entries. The exhibition will present 16 selected films each evening beginning at 7 p.m., with each film a maximum of 5-minutes long and all featuring underwater footage ranging from kelp forests and exotic fish to sharks, reefs and other sea life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The exhibition is put on by a group of San Diego underwater videographers who were initially just looking for a showcase to show their videos to the public,â&#x20AC;? said Eric Hanauer, head of the UFEX outreach committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the last 12 years, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grown international.â&#x20AC;? This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UnderSea Film Exhibition will also feature the winning film from the Capture the World contest for underwater videographers, sponsored by Gates Underwater Products, Aggressor and Dancer Fleets. Unlike many other film displays, the UnderSea Film Exhibition requires no entry fees for participants and awards no prizes other than the distinction of having a film chosen for the event. Claiming patrons of the film exhibition will take away â&#x20AC;&#x153;an appreciation for the underwater world,â&#x20AC;? Hanauer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For most people, the ocean is a barrier and there is still much false information going out, things like Shark Week. A lot of people are afraid of the ocean â&#x20AC;Ś if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing we want to convey, it would be the beauty of the underwater world and the artistry of the people who are shooting these films and conveying that beauty.â&#x20AC;? Seascapes from the depths of Indonesia

The 12th annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition, Sept. 9 and 10 at the Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley. Photo/ Eric Hanauer to the Fiji and Galapagos Islands and other exotic locations are expected in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short films. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The trends [in videos] kind of follow the travel trends in diving,â&#x20AC;? Hanauer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One year Indonesia was a hot destination for exotic small creatures. A few years earlier, people started going to Guadalupe Island to film white sharks. The last couple of years, if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a trend, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an environmental trend. A lot of shows have a green message.â&#x20AC;? Hanauer said the audience is expected to be half divers and half people interested in nature and the oceans. A portion of the proceeds will go to Birch Aquarium at Scripps and the Chula Vista Nature Center.

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Beach Blanket Cinema Fun The Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission held a “Beach Blanket Movie Night” Aug. 27 at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. The event featured Cyrus Sutton’s “stoked and broke”; Wallace & Gromit in “A Matter of Loaf and Death”; and a contest-winning student film.

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Tall ships bring high drama to Festival of Sail BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT CONTRIBUTOR Ahoy, all you lovers of frigates and cutters and schooners! The tall ships are coming! And San Diego Maritime Museum’s got ‘em! More than 20 visiting vessels will be here for the Festival of Sail over Labor Day weekend, and there will be plenty of family fun around the North Embarcadero. Robyn Gallant, the museum’s event planner, marketing director, and just about everything else, is having a busy month. “I’m a one-woman show here,” she said. “I do everything but the accounting. I love planning events, but this one is really labor-intensive. I have to work with the Navy, the Coast Guard, the Port of San Diego, Homeland Security, the Fire Marshall, the Health Inspector. I’m even in charge of Port-a-Potties!” Apparently, it takes a village to stage a Festival of Sail. Gallant supervises some 300 volunteers, many of them “youngsters” in their 70s and 80s. Normally, she has about six months to organize the event. This year, because of the big “Three Voyages to Paradise” exhibition (see La Jolla Light 6/9/11) and the building of the San Salvador at Spanish Landing (see sidebar), she had only eight weeks. “All hands are working this month,” Gallant said. “And we can al-

The topsail schooner Amazing Grace was in last year’s Grand Parade of Sail and will be in this year’s, too. Photo/Maggie Walton ways use volunteers. We have something for everyone around here; you don’t have to be a sailor. Anyone who asks if we’d like some help: the answer is Yes!” The first Festival of Sail was in 1999. 500,000 people showed up to see the parade of Class A ships — all over 200 feet long. “It was incredible, and incredibly crazy,” Gallant said. “So we decided to only do it every three years, when the tall ships go on rotation, from East Coast to West. But the event is so popular that we’re doing it annually again.” The preamble to the four-day festival begins sometime before noon on Thursday, Sept. 1, with a parade of tall ships — mostly smaller Class B ones, up to 150 feet long — led by a Navy vessel, sailing into San Diego Harbor. The parade (which should last about

two hours) can be viewed from a number of locations besides the Embarcadero — like Shelter Island, Harbor Island or Cabrillo National Monument — wherever you can find parking. Or BYOBoat if you have one, and watch from the water. “The best place to launch is the main boat ramp on Shelter Island,” said sailing pro and Maritime Museum publications editor Neva Sullaway. “Or you can launch small craft like kayaks right near the San Salvador site. The festival itself begins Friday morning, when you can board the tall ships and chat with their crews, or soak up some sounds on the Berkeley, the Museum’s 1898 ferryboat, where entertainment will run the gamut from sea chanteys to contemporary rock, mariachis, and steel drums. If you’re up for something more active, you can take part in a cannon battle at sea or sign on for a pirate adventure cruise. And of course, you can visit the Museum, and see the “Paradise” exhibit, a celebration of the era of tall ships and adventurous men. Over 200,000 visitors are expected over the four days, so you won’t be alone, but if you come at off-peak times, you should do just fine. Tickets are needed to access the festival area, but the parade-viewing and vendor sector are free.

If you go What: Festival of Sail When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 2-4; Tall Ships Parade Sept. 1 Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive Tickets: $10-$15, good for area access all four days; $40+ for on-water activities Contact: (619) 234-9153 Schedule: Tips: Go in off-peak hours (morning or late afternoon). Forget parking along the Embarcadero. Park in the lot across the street or consider taking the trolley to the nearby Little Italy station and walking from there. Festival Sidelight: See shipbuilders in action. At Spanish Landing in Point Loma, where the Maritime Museum is building a full-sized, fully functional, historically accurate replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s flagship, San Salvador, the first European vessel to reach America’s West Coast. Festival tickets include unlimited visits to the newly-opened site.

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Art by John Asaro BY DIANE Y. WELCH CONTRIBUTOR It has taken a decade but Leigh Timmons feels like she is “finally home” with the recent relocation of her fine art gallery, Timmons Galleries, to Paseo Delicias in the historic village of Rancho Santa Fe. And in coincidence with this new chapter in the gallery, her business has been invigorated with more world-class artists scheduled to exhibit. Timmons, a Houston native, who has been involved in the art business for 25 years, has a passion for selling art. “You can’t describe it, but it is the best feeling in the world!” she said. And her upcoming show for John Asaro proves that she has patience, too. “I have wanted to show John’s work ever since I started my gallery 10 years ago and he always declined until now, so this is like a dream come true,” she said. The opening reception, “which we are calling a ‘Once in a Lifetime Opportunity,’” Timmons said, is scheduled for Sept. 15 with 20 of Asaro’s vibrant oils on display. Asaro, a former student and then teacher at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, is now a world-renowned artist, acclaimed for his colorful, romantic interpretations of the human figure, reminiscent of Michelangelo’s style. Asaro’s work will show at the gallery through the end of October. His recent paintings capture the life force of dancers, and depict them in various poses of relaxation, performance, contemplation, and passion, according

to Timmons Galleries’ website. With a light-infused vibrant palette – using complimentary colors and broad brush strokes that create patterns – Asaro’s work is dramatic. In harmony with the exhibit will be a showcase of limited edition sculptures of Michelangelo’s pieces. The works are from an Italian foundry which was granted the rights to his original molds. “I was approached to see if I could show a selection these works, one of them being the Madonna, here in the gallery. Of course I was thrilled,” said Timmons. Coupled with the installation of the pieces, Timmons will travel to Italy where she has been granted a personal VIP tour of the Ferdinando Marinelli Foundry in Florence that holds the Michelangelo molds and crafts the sculptures. Prior to the Italy visit she will stop off in London to visit Snap Galleries where Neal Preston’s works are on exhibit. Timmons represents Preston, whose high-contrast black and white fine art music photography was the gallery’s last exhibit. It was through Timmons’ representation that Preston, who will also show at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (MHG) in New York, found a world audience. Timmons is a long admirer and friend of Rich Horowitz, co-owner of MHG, famed for its vast collection of highly collectible signed photographs of rock music icons. “He helped put this type of fine art photography on the map,” she said. Timmons will also be

welcoming a new gallery director, Chris Dyer, who has been in the gallery business for about seven years, in Birmingham, Ala. “He’ll come out here Oct. 1, to collaborate with me and to be a part of the gallery,” she said. Looking further ahead is a proposed exhibition of Dan McCaw’s work. McCaw was one of the first artists that Timmons represented. With a four-decade long career, he is also a former teacher at the Art Center College of Design, internationally acclaimed, and was a close colleague of Asaro’s. “We are hoping for a show in time for the holidays,” said Timmons. Currently on exhibit at the gallery are paintings by Scott Prior and David Slonim, and for sale is a collection of unique gift items. Timmons carries perfumed oils that may be customblended for an individualized fragrance, home and table accessories, and decorative arts pieces. Included in her collection are Tobi Tobin’s candles, Michael Aram’s polished pewter gifts, hand- blown glass by Glass Eye Studio, and jewelry by Cristina Powers. She also showcases Wish Pots crafted by Hawaiian glass artist Geoff Lee, and glass candlesticks by Romanian glass artist Ioan Nemtoi, and more. Visit for more information on the upcoming Asaro reception on Sept. 15, and for details about represented artists. Or call 858-756-8488 The gallery is located at 6024, Ste D, Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

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sive cheerleading squad that has now generated 26 squads in 15 states. “That just shows how amazing the people we worked with are,” Tali said. That teen summit spurned the I AM NORM, campaign, promoting inclusion and redefining normal. With six active members, they have filmed two commercials, made buttons and t-shirts. Last year, Malia returned to Washington, D.C. to speak at the National Girl Scout Conference and spoke last November at the KIT’s National Conference on Inclusion, a four-day conference in which she included in the keynote speaker’s address. The girls also spread the message of I AM NORM at Comic-Con this summer. Tali said it was not a hard message to spread in a place where people were proud not to be “normal”— un-

continued from page B1 The pair got involved with KIT and became buddies in Miracle League, helping children with disabilities play baseball at San Dieguito Park. In 2009, they applied to become two of just 20 teens selected nationally to meet at a summit in Washington, D.C. to create a social media campaign to promote inclusion. Tali said the group was “unbelievable,” all passionate about what they were there to do and all believing “diversity makes us stronger and discrimination breaks us down.” One member of their group, Sarah Cronk of Iowa, recently won the 2011 Do Something Award’s $100,000 prize for her project The Sparkle Effect. Cronk’s Sparkle Effect was the first high school inclu-

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Q&A continued from page B1 Oz sum it up, “There’s no place like home!” which of course is a place with those you cherish and who cherish you in return. What do you do for fun? I like beach picnics and walks, boogie boarding, attending theater, reading, enjoying music, and my morning coffee. What’s your greatest accomplishment? Being the mom of my two children, Michalyn and Ryan, and having 40 years of theater with all my Young Actors. How blessed I have been by each of them! What is your philosophy of life? There is a biblical passage that states God is singing over us …this touches my heart. Every day is a miracle to be grateful for and I always sign-off my letters to the Young Actors … “Keep Dancing, Singing, Laughing, Dreaming!”

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023568 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sidekicks Located at: 11233 Carmel Creek Rd, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jeanie Sager, 11233 Carmel Creek Rd., San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/17/2011. Jeanie Sager, CV272, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024143 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. YouFit TV b. YouFit Media Located at: 3459 Caminito Santa Fe Downs, Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 744, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: YouFit Media, Inc., 3459 Caminito Santa Fe Downs, Del Mar, CA., 92014, Californai. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/24/2011. Tiffany Sears, DM543, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00096517-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Mailing Address: 330 West Broadway. Branch Name: Central Division / Hall of Justice. PETITION OF: Charles S. Spears, on behalf of Katrinia Sky Gaines, a minor for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Charles S. Spears ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Katrinia Sky Gaines to Proposed

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023293 Fictitious Business Name(s): Rough Draft Brewing Company Located at: 8830 Recho Rd., Suite D, San Diego, CA., 92121, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Seismic Brewing Company, LLC., 8830 Recho Rd., Suite D, San Diego, CA., 92121, Delaware. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/15/2011. Jeffrey B. Silver, CV270, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00057300-CU-PT-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA., 92081 PETITION OF: Amanda Rodgaard for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Amanda Rodgaard filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Amanda Rodgaard to Proposed Name Amanda Cavallaro. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Oct 11, 2011 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 3. The address of the court is Same as noted above. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, The Del Mar Times. Date: Aug 16, 2011. Aaron H. Katz Judge of the Superior Court DM541, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00151944-PR-LA-CTL Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101. Estate of Derek James Wolf, also known as Derek J. Wolf, also known as Derek Wolf

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Derek James Wolf, also known as Derek J. Wolf, also known as Derek Wolf. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Walter E. Wolf in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Walter E. Wolf be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition request authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: September 15, 2011, Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PC-1. Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Susan A. Mercure Address: Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP, 401 West A Street, Suite 2600, San Diego, CA., 92101. (Telephone): (619) 236-1551 CV269, Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2011-022866 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sajj Fresh Mediterranean Grill. Located at: 1459 University Ave., San Diego, CA., 92103, San Diego County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego county on: 01/24/11, and assigned File No. 2011-002303. Is (are) abandoned by the following registrant (s): Sajj Foods LLC., 1459 University Ave., San Diego, CA., 92103, CA. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 08/10/2011. Mustapha Ayoub, DM538, Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00057121-CU-PT-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 325 South Melrose, Vista, CA., 92081. Branch Name: North County Regional Center PETITION OF: Teresa Barton for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Teresa Barton filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Teresa Barton to Proposed Name Teresa Mulcay. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the

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Name Katrina Sky Gaines-Spears. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Oct. 5, 2011 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is same as noted above, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Del Mar Times. Date: Aug. 18, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court, DM542, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011

petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: 10/04/11 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 3. The address of the court is same as noted above. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Aug. 9, 2011. Aaron H. Katz Judge of the Superior Court CV268, Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 2011 SUMMONS (Citacion Judicial) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso al demandado) Ronald Asanas, individually YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo esta demandando el demandante): Becharoff Capital Corporation CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00076824-CL-CL-SC NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org),


the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacaion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumpilmiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisites legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, pueda llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requlsitos para obtener servicos legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines du lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www., en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10, 000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): San Diego County Superior Court South Bay Judicial District (Limited Civil) 500-C third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA., 91910 The name, address and telephone


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An extraordinary vision, Casa Del Sol was created to provide a setting for living life at its richest. Offered for sale by K. Ann Brizolis, of Prudential California Realty, for $23,900,000, this estate includes four structures, two magnificent outdoor pavilions and approximately eight botanical garden-quality acres. Meticulously constructed with exquisite taste and the finest quality materials available, the six bedroom main house showcases panoramic views through large windows. Stone archways, hardwood floors and granite surfaces provide a refined European atmosphere, and there is a 13-seat

See ESTATE, page B23 Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/05/2011. Sophie Helen Gay, DM533, Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-020852 Fictitious Business Name(s): North American Energy Resources Located at: 4027 Santa Nella Place, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4027 Santa Nella Place, San Diego, CA., 92130. This business is conducted by: An

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Monday, the 12th day of September 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California, the City Council will conduct a public hearing(s) on the following: s!2%15%34&/2!$%3)'.2%6)%7$2"   !.$#/!34!,$%6%,/0-%.4#$0   0%2-)434/ $%-/,)3(!/.% 34/293).',%&!-),92%3)$%.#%!.$4/#/.3425#4!2%0,!#%-%.447/ 34/29 3).',% &!-),92%3)$%.#%7)4(!33/#)!4%$'2!$).' ,!.$3#!0%!.$3)4%)-02/6%-%.43/. 02/0%249,/#!4%$!4(/3+!$2)6%!0.   02/0%249/7.%2*/!.$,!3%.3+9 s!2%15%344/!-%.$4(%#/.$)4)/.3/&#)49#/5.#),!002/6%$").'/0%2-)43"0   "0   "0   "0   "0   !.$"0  4/!,,/7#(!2)4!",%").'/'!-%34/"% #/.$5#4%$!46!2)/53,/#!4)/.3!44(%$%,-!2&!)2'2/5.$3 2!4(%24(!."%).',)-)4%$4/ 4(%352&3)$%2!#%0,!#% Those desiring to be heard in favor of, or in opposition to, these items will be given an opportunity to do so during such hearing or by writing to the City Council at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Attention: City Clerk. On any correspondence, please reference the hearing title and date. Under California Government Code 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in Court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. Mercedes Martin ____________ August 29, 2011 MERCEDES MARTIN, City Clerk DATE DM545, Sept. 1, 2011

LEGAL NOTICES Call Debbie at 858.218.7235 or fax 858.513.9478

Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: John Scalone, 8525 Arjons Drive, Suite I, San Diego, CA., 92126. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 07/21/2011. John Scalone, DM532, Aug . 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-021842 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Bullhorn b. Bullhorn Consulting Located at: 5665 Guincho Ct., San Diego, CA., 92124, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: CoPartners. The ďŹ rst day of business: has

not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1 Chris Lobus, 5665 Guincho Ct, San Diego, CA., 92124. #2 Bernadette Hughes, 819 Queenstown Ct., San Diego, CA., 92109. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/01/2011. Chris Lobus, DM530, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011



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ESTATE continued from page B22 movie theatre with a live performance stage. A 100-year old Indian door opens to a lavish guest house, which features two en suite bedrooms and a 17th century French fireplace. Below the guest house, a winding underground pathway leads to a bowling alley and game room that is complete with custom mahogany wood flooring and elegant pub furniture carved from black walnut. Life at Casa Del Sol revolves around the breathtaking grounds, which are accented by an extravagant spa pavilion, a 200’ waterfall, a lagoon garden and a resort-style pavilion. Sophisticated yet relaxing, the spa pavilion features extensive marble, granite and travertine; collapsing walls of glass and a Roman spa with mosaic stones from 15 countries. Offering the ultimate in casual entertaining, the resort pavilion includes a poolside cabana and wet bar, outdoor lounge, built-in BBQ station and a fire pit made from a 300-year old stone millwheel. For more information, or to schedule a private tour of this exceptional property, please contact K. Ann Brizolis, at 858-756-5355, via email at, or on the web at ***** With over 3,400 sales associates in 59 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit



12519 El Camino Real #E Fred Bandi, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-342-1801

$559,000 3BR/2BA

4025 Moratalla Terrace J. Greene- Host Robert Patrize, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 760-707-6140

$699,000 4BR/3BA

13040 Brixton Place Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653

$719,500 4BR/3BA

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

$725,000 4BR/2.5BA

6317 Peach Way Charles and Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

$754,900 4BR/3BA

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

$798,000 4BR/3BA

12662 Caminito Radiante Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-750-9577

$975,000 4BR/3BA

13318 Grandvia Point Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-888-7653

$1,279,888 4BR/3.5BA

4935 Hidden Dune Ct Charles and Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

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

$1,299,000 4BR/4BA

13138 Winstanley Way Sat 2:00-5:00 Joseph and Diane Sampson, Sampson California Realty 858-699-1145

$1,575,000 6BR/8BA

7487 Collins Ranch Terrace Jana Greene, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-708-4756

$2,850,000 5BR/4+2BA

5820 Meadows Del Mar John Lefferdink- host Lisa Kelly, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 2:00-5:00 858-880-5242

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

DEL MAR 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

$985,000 2BR/2.5BA

128 Spinnaker Ct. Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Associates

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-525-2291

$1,429,000 3BR/3BA

1749 Coast Blvd Thomas C. Sanford, Thomas C. Sanford Realty

Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00 626-483-8552

RANCHO SANTA FE $1,199,900 5BR/4.5BA

14390 Caminito Lazanja Gretchen Pagnotta, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

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

$2,450,000 6BR/6.5BA

6072 Avenida Alteras St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858.449.2027

$9,500,000 10BR/12 BA

6314 El Apajo Shannon Noble, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-210-0048

SAN DIEGO $815,000 4BR/3BA

12253 Misty Blue Ct, San Diego 92131 Charles and Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-395-7525

$898,000 5BR/3BA

11595 Quinalt Point, San Diego 92131 Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker

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

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September 1, 2011

WILLIS ALLEN LUXURIOUS LA COSTA $169,000 Bright and clean 1BR/1.5BA turn key condo with sweeping views across the 17th fairway of the world famous La Costa Resort Golf Course. Upgraded kitchen, cathedral ceilings and cozy fireplace.

STUNNING MAREA AVIARA HOME $599,900 Beautifully upgraded 3BR/2.5BA accented by travertine floors, warm hues, 10 foot ceiling, and woven window blinds. Chef's kitchen with granite counters and island, private patio, master suite and community pool.

CARDIFF TWIN HOME BUNGALOW $659,000 Darling 3BR/2.5BA twin home walking distance to Cardiff Seaside and beach. Upgraded kitchen, charming living room with fireplace, crown molding and outdoor deck perfect for entertaining.


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ENCINITAS OASIS $999,000 Stately 5BR gem built in 2004 and set on a large cul-de-sac lot in a beautiful neighborhood. Soaring ceilings, granite gourmet kitchen and custom crafted maple cabinetry. Impeccable, move-in condition!

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BRISAS DEL MAR EXECUTIVE HOME $1,059,000 Luxurious 4+BR/3.5BA featuring a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, bonus room and enjoy beautiful ocean views from your master suite private deck. Close to schools, Del Mar Village, beaches and track.

RARE OPPORTUNITY IN OLIVENHAIN $1,065,000 This spacious Davidson built 4BR/3BA home is the utmost in privacy & serenity offering over 1/2 acre. Located within the Encinitas School District, best of shopping & within minutes to the Pacific Ocean.

SANTALUZ FAMILY RETREAT $1,195,000 Gorgeous, private single level 4BR/3.5BA Hacienda style home on a hill top looking up at the 7th fairway in a guard gated community. Offering nearly .5 acre with landscaped yard and guest casita.

SOLANA BEACH OCEANFRONT $1,395,000 Recently remodeled 2BR/2.5BA townhome located in the quiet north building closest to the beach access & parking. Enjoys multiple expanded decks for indoor/outdoor living.

SUNNY LA JOLLA BEACH HOUSE $1,475,000 Lush, tropical setting on flat lot west of LJ Blvd one block to the ocean, beach and tide pools. Enjoy ocean views from master and wood flooring throughout this beautiful, remodeled 4BR/3BA beach home.

MEDITERRANEAN ENCINITAS HOME $2,100,000 Spacious coastal 4BR/3BA villa. Walk to Moonlight Beach! Beautifully built with attention to detail. 3 decks, ocean view rooftop retreat and private yard perfect for entertaining.

SUMMER VACATION EVERYDAY 2,395,000 - $2,495,000. Perfectly located in the coveted Del Mar Beach Colony, this bright and beautiful 3BR/3BA retreat is just 7 houses from the beach.

TIMELESS ELEGANCE & WHITEWATER VIEWS $3,595,000 10 yrs of loving renovation from top to bottom created this classic 4700 sq. ft. 4BR/4.5BA residence. Enjoy a lavish master suite, gourmet kitchen and easy access to the village & beach!

OVERLOOKING THE SURF OF WINDANSEA $4,650,000 This 6BR/5.5BA home is steps to the SAND! Ocean views from almost all rooms and walking distance to the villages of La Jolla, Windansea and LJ schools. Built to perfection!

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NATURE LOVERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PRIVATE PARADISE $1,325,000 Classic custom 4BR/2.5BA contemporary highly upgraded with custom kitchen, patio, fenced yard, Jacuzzi and outdoor shower. Uniquely private, tranquil and yet minutes to the beach, shopping, dining and hiking.


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