LA JOLLA LIGHT
Enlightening La Jolla Since 1913
Vol. 99 Issue 37 • September 15, 2011
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Remembering Cliff Robertson ‘This isn’t exactly a stable business. It’s like trying to stand up in a canoe with your pants down.’
■ Streetlights back
— Cliff Robertson, on acting
on in the Village Page A5
■ ‘New’ Dr. Seuss
book coming out Sept. 27 Page B1
Mary Ann ‘Tootie’ Barber Hatch, Cliff Robertson, Myrtle Summers and Arnold ‘Polecat’ Palenske at a 2006 La Jolla High School reunion. COURTESY ARNOLD PALENSKE
BY DAVE SCHWAB firstname.lastname@example.org Most are familiar with Academy award-winning actor Cliff Robertson’s career, but what isn’t well known was his disdain for Hollywood or his love of aviation and his native La Jolla, which he always considered home. “If you ever asked Cliff what was the dominant thing in his life, he would never have said it was acting: “It would have been aviation,” said Arnold “Polecat” Palenske, his La Jolla classmate, with whom he planned annual La Jolla High School reunions for the classes of 1939-44. Robertson died Saturday, Sept. 9, a day after his 88th birthday. Ironically, Gardner Frank Rutherford Marston who was a year behind him and one of those who attended the annual reunions, died at Scripps Memorial Hospital the day before Robertson succumbed of natural causes in New York. One of America’s foremost dramatic actors, Robertson had a career that spanned six decades as an actor, writer and director from the dawn of television in the ‘50s to Broadway to playing Spiderman’s beloved Uncle Ben in three films in the 2000s. He was personally chosen by John F. Kennedy in 1963 to portray the president in the motion picture “P.T. 109” — the story of Kennedy’s heroic World War II exploits as a P.T. Boat skipper. In 1968, he won the Academy Award for his role in “Charly,” the story of a mentally retarded man whose SEE ROBERTSON, A8
Got an emergency bag ready? ■ Randie Sharpe
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■ Boys water polo
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hen the lights went out last week, were you ready? A lot of people, from homeowners to business owners, initially stood around thinking, “The power will be back in a little while so I’ll just hang tight” But when reality set in and people figured out that it wouldn’t be, many jumped in their cars and headed home from work only to find out they weren’t moving very fast, their kids were stuck at school or maybe that they were very low on gas. Then when some got home and realized they didn’t have any ice or batteries on hand, out they went, back into the traffic hoping to find a store open. Others treated the event as an experi-
ence, meeting neighbors they hadn’t talked to before, having family board game nights or gazing at the stars that weren’t dimmed by artificial lights. Meanwhile, emergency responders and city and county workers dealt with the bigger picture of handling the immediate issues. Even Councilwoman Sherri Lightner and her staff stepped up, coming to the aid of a woman stuck in a City Hall elevator. Later she used Facebook to get information out to anyone who had a smartphone or computer with enough battery power and working Internet connections. As SDG&E and other officials try to sort out how one person’s mistake could cause a ripple effect that hit 4 million people, closing schools and
some businesses into the next day, County Supervisor Bill Horn perhaps summed up the lesson to be learned: Work on your preparedness plans for whatever disaster may strike. During a press conference with Mayor Jerry Sanders and SDG&E President Michael Niggli last Friday, Horn thanked area residents for their calm demeanor in the face of the blackout, but urged them to get ready for the next disaster. The basics are pretty simple as outlined on a number of websites from county’s site www.sdcounty.ca.gov/ oes/ready/ to the American Red Cross www.redcross.org/, the lists are many and varied. But they all urge having on hand at least a three-day supply of SEE READY, A11
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Best of La Jolla voting wraps up
Kudos to ... the seahorse on La Jolla Blvd.
Kudos goes to this eye-catching mailbox in the shape of a seahorse at 5906 La Jolla Blvd., which has become a landmark for people entering La Jolla from Bird Rock. Robb Luscomb, who has lived at the residence since 1986, built the ornamental piece along with friend Dave Voss back in the early ‘90s. Luscomb, a tradesman who works at the San Diego Convention Center, said he and Voss formed the mailbox out of quarter-inch rebar and chicken wire, then plastered and concreted it. He said he repaints it every other year, which he did recently giving the formerly gray structure a new greenish-blue hue. After all this time he still gets favorable comments about his creation. “My friends gave me a high-five for painting it,” he added.
The votes for Best of La Jolla 2011 are in, and we’re starting to work on the section announcing the winners, which will be in the Oct. 27 edition. Meanwhile the last two winners in our drawing for those who voted are Karen lajollalight.com Thygasen, who won a $50 gift certificate from Tootsies Shoe Boutique and Marie Holbrooke, who gets an eight-pack of tickets to the Birch Aquarium. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who voted this year. And don’t forget to submit your photo entries to our “Best Cat Photo” Community Contest. The winner will receive a $100 service to La Jolla Veterinary Hospital. Go to lajollalight.com/contest to enter before the end of September.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 15 • 6:55 a.m. La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. • 5 to 7 p.m. La Jolla Town Council Sunsetter, Karl Strauss Brewery, 1044 Wall St. Friday Sept. 16 • 9 a.m. La Jolla High PTA meet-
ing rescheduled because of power outage. LJHS cafeteria. • 10:30 a.m. Members of the American Ex-Prisoners of War, joined by Department of Veterans Affairs officials, area veterans and others, will dedicate a POW monument adjacent to the entrance of Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive. Public invited.
Saturday, Sept. 17 • 9 a.m. ‘til noon. Nell Carpenter Beautification/Streetscape Cleanup. Sign up at the corner of Girard Ave. and Wall St. For more information contact Esther Viti at (619) 742 1373 or email@example.com. • 1:30 p.m. San Diego Independent Scholars meeting, Chancellor’s Complex, Room 111A,
UCSD. Sunday, Sept. 18 • 9 a.m. Open Aire market, La Jolla Elementary School. Girard Avenue at Genter Street. • 9 a.m. Surfrider Foundation’s Paddle for Clean Water, Ocean Beach Pier. Free.
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• Noon Rotary Club of La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. • 4 p.m. Development Permit Review Committee, La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 • 11:45 a.m. La Jolla Rotary Club Meeting, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive.
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he 81st La Jolla Rough Water Swim sae 1,370 finishers, including Gator winners Alex Kostich and Jessica Helm. More photos online at www.lajollalight.com.
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Streetlights glowing again along Girard By Dave SchwaB firstname.lastname@example.org A lengthy effort to patch the aging electrical infrastructure that has periodically darkened sections of La Jolla’s downtown appears to be wrapping up. “At this moment, every streetlight in the Village of La Jolla is working,” Egon Kafka said last week, even as the countywide blackout hung over town. A La Jolla Town Council Trustee and La Jolla Village Merchants Association board member, he has been a seemingly one-man crusader working with the city on streetlight restoration. Electrical power has returned, “at least for the time being,” to the especially troublesome 48 streetlights of the Girard Avenue-Wall StreetHerschel Avenue circuit which dates back to November 1945. Kafka said streetlight repairs have put 16 of those 48 lights on a separate circuit.
Meeting set to discuss Coast Blvd. walkway
Those lights, on the two blocks of lower Girard above the dip on Prospect Street, have been dark almost 10 years because their wires were just completely destroyed underground,” he said. “I have methodically been calling in streetlights that needed repair, 30 or 35 over the last month or two, and especially over the last few weeks,” he said, adding the city’s streetlights division deserves credit for being responsive with limited resources. “They’ve done a bang-up job and really worked hard and not disrupted traffic all summer, even though they had to keep working to create new wires under Girard — it’s a miracle,” he said. Village streetlights need to be continually monitored to ensure their performance. “It’s important to report whether they’re out or flickering on and off,” Kafka said. To report streetlight probStreetlights are glowing again along Girard avenue. lems, call (619) 527-7500, GreG Wiest photo preferably during the day.
La Jolla Parks and Beaches Inc. will host a meeting on Oct. 1 to talk about a beautification project along the Coast Boulevard walkway above the Children’s Pool. Members of the group want to complete the walkway from the lifeguard tower to the gazebo nearby and to coordinate it with the rebuilding of the lifeguard facility. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. at the tower and will move at 9:30 a.m. to the Friendship Room at 939 Coast Blvd. to explore what improvements people would like to see and possible ideas to pay for it. They will also review the lifeguard station plans. Landscape architect Jim Neri will lead the workshop. Contact:LJParksnBeaches@ gmail.com for more information.
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Remaking a mall: UTC transformation set to start By Kathy Day firstname.lastname@example.org A luxury 14-screen theater and an expanded 24-Hour Fitness club will be among the first arrivals at the remodeled Westfield UTC shopping center, company officials said last week. Construction will start soon on the “total transformation,” with ArcLight Cinemas taking the upper levels of the old Robinsons-May
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the area outside the current food court. Although some people on the board of the now-defunct Promote La Jolla organization had expressed concerns about the plans when they were discussed a couple of years ago, Phil Coller, president of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association said the project hasn’t raised any eyebrows among members since last week’s Westfield announcement. “It shouldn’t concern us,” he said. “We are a different market — they are a mall.” People, he said, come to La Jolla for what it is and its specialty offerings. “We have to do our own thing, be more of a village and keep that feeling intact.” Efforts are in the works to get things moving in that direction, he added. Tierney, who lives in Kensington, agreed with Coller’s assessment that UTC and La Jolla draw different customers, but said they would be
Rendering shows an overview of the remodeled UtC. Courtesy Westfield
open to talk to La Jolla merchants about ways they could complement each other. Tierney said the ArcLight theaters, which will seat 1,800, will be similar in concept to the Cineopolis complex that just opened at Del Mar Highlands in terms of having more comfortable seating and a café. But ArcLight’s “Black Box” design aesthetic, with nothing on the walls to distract moviegoers, and extra-wide seats with double armrests will set it apart, Tierney said.
Politifest: A challenge to civic involvement Join voiceofsandiego.org and NBC 7 San Diego on Sept. 17 for Politifest, an event designed fun and lively civic involvement. It will feature a debate between the leading San Diego mayoral candidates, displays from dozens of San Diego civic organizations, an Idea Tournament, local bands, and field day activities for kids and kids-at-heart. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the mayoral debate at 10:30 a.m. Other activities begin at 11:30 a.m. At the Idea Tournament, residents of the San Diego region will present their ideas “that could help make this a better place to live, work or play” to a panel of judges. Four finalists will be selected to go to the main
stage and present their ideas. For details go to http://tinyurl. com/4xmtmas The events will take place at Ingram Plaza, located between Historic Decatur and Cushing roads in Liberty Station in Point. Admission is free as is parking. For more information on public transit routes and time tables, visit http://www.sdcommute.com.
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Access, parking board reorganizing
Sleep scientist to speak at La Jolla Yoga Center
After a six-month hiatus, the La Jolla Coastal Access and Parking Board met Sept. 6 to amend bylaws and designate the new La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) as the group’s financial agent. LJVMA president Phil Coller said the merchant group’s responsibility would be restricted to creating a bank account. The board was formed in 1993 to set up a shuttle system for La Jolla and manage parking passes for local employees in private
Stanford-trained sleep scientist, stress-reduction specialist and Iyengar yoga teacher Roger Cole, Ph.D. is leading a series of Restorative Yoga sessions, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays at La Jolla Yoga Center. Although the series has started, participants can join at any time. Classes continue through Dec. 19. During Restorative Yoga one rests in a series of postures that very gently stretch and align your body, using props like folded blankets, bolsters, and eye covers to support yourself and enhance the relaxation. No prior yoga experience is required. For more information, visit www.lajollayogacenter.com.
parking lots and parking garages to free up on-street parking for customers and tourists. It gets its funds from fees paid by developers that are collected by the California Coastal Commission. The board has about $22,000 in operating funds while the city holds about $446,000 in a dedicated interest-bearing account accrued over time from developer fees. The agreement setting up the fund between the city and the
BuSineSS newS Around LA JoLLA n La Jolla’s Nelson Photo is proud to announce that they are becoming C&H Photo. Although the store at 7720 Fay Ave. is changing its name, owner Leon Chow says it is business as usual — same familiar faces and quality customer service that La Jollans are used to. The staff will be making its first public appearance under the new name at this weekend’s Sea Days at the Birch Aquarium. Canon and C&H Photo’s own David Hinkel will put on a live demonstration of underwater photography from inside the main aquarium. Join them Saturday for Canon Sea Days at the Birch Aquarium. n After two years in North Park, Thumbprint Gallery has moved to 920 Kline St. in La Jolla. A press release notes that “Paul Ecdao and Johnny Tran founded the gallery in 2009 with a commitment to furthering the Urban Art movement that stems from outsider art, low/new brow art, street art and graffiti as well as supporting both established and emerging artists within the genre.” They support local artists, curating monthly exhibitions at the associated gallery, Sudden Art Gallery and onenight exhibitions at Bar Basic, both located in downtown San Diego. Learn more at www.thumbprintgallerysd.com/. n Correction to a note on the Sept. 1 news brief on Scott White Contemporary Art that is moving to 7655 Girard Ave. The gallery will be closing its Little Italy gallery, not opening a second location. We apologize.
commission states that the boards’ funds are reserved for short- or long-term parking and traffic circulation, and the other half is reserved for a remote parking reservoir and shuttle system. Board member Ray Weiss noted any shuttle system created needs to be self-sustaining because of insufficient seed money. The board is comprised of three appointees each from La Jolla Town Council (LJTC), La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) and the La Jolla
Village Merchants Association (LJVMA). The reconstituted group presently includes: Tom Brady, Orrin Gabsch and Joe LaCava from LJCPA; Ray Weiss from LJTC; and Egon Kafka, Michelle Lerach and Deborah Marengo from LJVMA. They will elect officers and consider creating a new agreement with the city to become a stand-alone entity at its next meeting Oct. 4. For more information visit www.lajollacpa.org/cap.
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From robertson, A1 abilities are briefly restored. Despite his extensive credits, the New York Times wrote in its obituary that “he was consistently praised by critics, but never quite reached the top echelon of movie stardom.” Palenske, a Naval aviator, noted Robertson was modest about his flying skills despite having received international acclaim for his advocacy and promotion of aviation and aviation safety. “He was a superb pilot and had flown everything in the world,” he said. “He was still flying right up to a couple of months ago.” Robertson, whose primary residence was on Long Island, bought the 1922 Spanish colonial Casa de la Paz at 333 Dunemere Drive in 1963. He sold it to real estate developer Ronald Baldwin in 2005 for $14.5 million. In previous interviews with the Light, Robertson said he delivered newspapers as a boy to the oceanside mansion and had dreamed of one day owning it. He leased out the main home and stayed in a separate apartment whenever he was in town. People who knew Robertson, like La Jolla historical Realtor and neighbor Linda Marrone, said he was a La Jollan through and through. “Cliff Robertson had told me that it puzzled him that author Thomas Wolfe once said, ‘You can’t go home again,’ ” said Marrone. “Coming home to La Jolla has always been a special time to me, a time to catch up with old friends and look forward to the future,” he said. “Cliff loved La Jolla, and referred to it as Shangri-La,” noted Brendan Ruff, former
publisher of the Light. “He missed the old days of La Jolla when there were relatively few people.” And he didn’t shy away from local involvement. He was grand marshal of the La Jolla Christmas Parade in 1992 and grand marshal of the LJHS Homecoming Parade on Oct. 23, 1998 and would also do things with the school’s Drama Department, said Sandy Coggan Erickson, president of the LJHS Foundation and founder of the alumni association. He also was a life member of the La Jolla Historical Society and did a promotional video for the group to aid their ongoing capital fundraising campaign to restore Wisteria Cottage, noted Carol Olten, the society’s historian. And a plaque saluting his service in the U.S. Merchant Marines occupies a spot at the Mount Soledad Veterans Association Memorial. Robertson was childhood friends with Mary Ann “Tootie” Barber Hatch, daughter of Philip Barber who developed the BeachBarber Tract and built the home on Dunemere Drive. “He did a lot of good things for lots of people that nobody ever knew (of),” she said, She painted an idyllic picture of growing up in La Jolla with Robertson in the ‘30s and ‘40s. “It was an ocean feel and beach time and just a wonderful little old town where everyone ran around in bare feet and swam every day at the Cove or WindanSea,” she said.
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Cliff robertson stopped by the La Jolla High school theater in 2007, as he often did. Drama students rehearsing for their production of ‘A midsummer night’s Dream’ posing with him outside, include, front from left, Katie burris and Deepti Kingra, and, back from left, becky Huard, sydney Colvard, Jacqueline bookstein, Amanda shafer, and roland theiss. seated at left is LJHs Principal Dana shelburne. Photo courtesy of sandy coggan erickson
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From robertson, A8 Mera Kelley, a former tenant of Robertson’s at the Dunmere home, said President John F. Kennedy was so impressed by the actor’s rendition of him in the World War II film “PT 109,” that “he sent him a rocking chair that had been portrayed in the film as a gift.” Lifelong friend Palenske said there was a lot to like — and admire — about Robertson and how he carried himself. “You’d never know he’d ever been to Hollywood,” he said. “He was just a tremendous, straight-upright man, a very deep intelligent thinker. He rose to the pinnacle of his profession, which was make-believe, and he did it so convincingly that he won an Oscar. His acting was so natural — he made it look easy.” Off-screen Palenske added Robertson was “a true gentleman who never lost the touch for his old childhood friends.” Robertson’s feel for La Jolla was best summed up, said Olten, in a 1984 profile in San Diego Magazine where he is quoted as saying, “Listen, we’re here on this little blue marble Earth and if we’re lucky, we have a hometown that means something to us. I always talk about this (La Jolla) as my Walden Pond.” Survived by his daughter, Stephanie Saunders, Robertson was predeceased by another daughter, Heather Merriweather Robertson, and by two ex-wives, Dina Merrill and Cynthia Stone. Robertson’s funeral is scheduled for Friday in East Hampton, N.Y. At press time no local services were planned.
Cliff Roberston lit up the screen in 54 feature films, 1956-2007
Cliff robertson seen soaring in a photo from his website, www.cliffrobertson.info. Far left, Cliff robertson as a young boy. Courtesy of the La JoLLa
Actor Cliff Roberston spent his 88 years in many different real-life roles. He was a reporter in Ohio, a playwright, a World War II veteran, an aviator, director and a reluctant Hollywood whistleblower. In this account of the 1977 scandal by Sean O’Neal at www.avclub. com, it all began when Robertson received a note from the IRS regarding a $10,000 check he had supposedly cashed, with Robertson soon discovering that his signature had been forged. Despite being warned not to press the matter by many in the industry, Robertson filed a report that launched a widespread studio and even criminal investigation, eventually revealing that Columbia Pictures president David Begelman had embezzled more than $61,000 from the studio. Begelman was fined $5,000 for his forgery and bounced back by taking over MGM in 1980. Robertson, meanwhile, claimed he was then shunned by the industry for several years for daring to take on its powerbrokers. The affair is chronicled in the 1982 bestseller “Indecent Exposure.” On the big screen, La Jollans will recall that Robertson played The Big Kahuna in the first “Gidget” movie (1959). Older readers will remember his Academy Award-winning role as “Charly” in the 1967 film about a mentally challenged man whose intelligence is increased in a scientific experiment. Younger readers will recognize him as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy (2002-2007). When Warner Brothers announced plans in 1963 to film “PT 109,” a book about the new president’s war heroics, John F. Kennedy himself suggested the handsome Robertson for the lead. He later wrote, produced, directed, and starred in “J.W. Coop,” a small 1971 gem about a rough-luck rodeo cowboy. Other screen gems included his role as a CIA middle-management type in “Three Days of the Condor” (1975), and a haunted husband in Brian De Palma’s, “Obsession” (1976). Roberstson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., and a 1966 Emmy for “The Game,”presented by the Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre. — Susan DeMaggio
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Panelists ponder survival of Internet By Lynne Friedmann Last week, La Jolla was the scene of a wideranging discussion on the future of the Internet. Before a rapt audience of academics, students and technology industry leaders, visionaries demonstrated novel applications and described myriad new ways to interact with the Net, while research scientists laid out the formidable technical challenges ahead to satisfying ever-increasing demand as users become more dependent on the Internet to manage their daily lives. Amid heady predictions came this cautionary note: “We are more dependent on electricity than on anything else,” said Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google. A few hours later, a power outage left millions of people in San Diego County, Orange County, Arizona, and parts of Mexico without electricity. “How Will the Internet Survive?” was the theme of the 2011 Marconi Society Symposium, held Sept. 8, at UCSD’s Calit2 (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology). In a point/counter-point dialogue, experts evoked a future in which Internet access, via mobile devices, allows us not only to auto navigate while driving, read e-books, and manage finances but one day might monitor a refrigerator’s contents and suggest recipes for dinner, monitor weight loss progress by wirelessly reporting bathroom-scale readings to our physician, locate house keys via radio-fre-
quency sensors, and alert 911 emergency crews to our exact location in a building. In an “augmented reality” demonstration, a menu written in Korean was viewed through the lens of a smartphone camera held by Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs. In real time, the names of food items translate on screen into English and prices instantly convert to dollar and cents. Pilot programs in education are in the works to provide low-income and at-risk students with Internet resources. Project KNect, funded by a grant from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative, provided ninth graders in select North Carolina public schools with Internet access through free smartphones in order to mine supplemental math content aligned with course objectives and teachers’ lesson plans. “They achieved a 100 percent pass rate of grade 9 algebra,” said Jacobs. This compared to a 67-percent average pass rate in state testing. “Crowdsourcing” has allowed researcher Albert Yu-Min Lin to “funnel a bunch of brain power” in his search for the tomb of Genghis Khan. To date, some 1.8 million Internet users have used their visual perception to scan, at their leisure, bite-size, satellite images taken over a 6,000-square-kilometer area in Mongolia to aid Lin in his quest. But an estimated 2 billion Internet users worldwide is straining existing technology. Internet traffic is doubling every one to two
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Birdstock 2011 Birdstock 2011, the community celebration for Bird Rock residents, drew a crowd of about 300 people on Sunday. Bird Rock Community Council President Joe Parker said it was a great event that included a 9/11 tribute to firefighters, represented by the local crew from Station 13. He praised BRCC board members Shawn Richardson and Roni Lincoln, who coordinated the event, along with volunteers Pamela Garvey and Felicia Parker. “They did a great job pulling it all together, from the music to the games and getting the Bird Rock Artist Guild and the BRE Peace Patrol involved,” Parker said.
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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Coastwise Capital Group meets needs through customization An independent money management firm with headquarters in La Jolla, Coastwise Capital Group, LLC, combines the expertise of its professionals with the ability to customize accounts to best meet the needs of its clients. “Most money management firms offer you A, B and C but we work with a client and their circumstances to build a portfolio just for them,” said Scott Kyle, CEO/Chief Investment Officer. Coastwise offers an array of investment services and account types including individual, retirement, trust, organization accounts and 529 plans. The firm utilizes a combination of stocks, options, ETFs and bonds to achieve each client’s individual financial goals. The firm’s clientele is as diverse as its offerings. “We represent everyone from 85-year-old widows to young
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UC San Diego links with The Atlantic for ‘frontiers’ forum UCSD and The Atlantic are hosting a new forum, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, dedicated to the exploration of next frontiers. It will be held Oct. 17 to 19 at venues on and around the campus, with the goal of inspiring “thought-provoking conversations addressing new frontiers in science, medicine, technology, and energy against the backdrop of this rapidly globalizing world,” according to a press release. The program will feature such speakers as serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, who will be interviewed by The Atlantic’s James Fallows; spiritual guru Dr. Deepak Chopra and Caltech physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow in conversation with Atlantic editor James Bennet; a headline interview with Twitter co-
founder Evan Williams; and computer game design pioneer and Sims creator Will Wright interviewed by The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal. Additional speakers will be announced soon. Event attendees will also witness innovation first-hand. The event will include behind-the-scenes tours at SIO, UC San Diego’s Calit2 digital media laboratory and Moores Cancer Center, The Scripps Research Institute and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. The final day of the event will take place at a world-renowned architectural landmark, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Go to http://events.theatlantic.com/atlanticmeetspacific/2011/ to register. Use the code FRIEND at checkout.
Jobtoberfest scheduled for Oct. 6 The San Diego Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities will host the 12th annual Jobtoberfest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Balboa Park Club. It is the largest job fair for people with disabilities in San Diego, attracting about 1,500 jobseekers each year.
Jobtoberfest provides an opportunity for job seekers with disabilities to learn more about the employers and businesses throughout San Diego County and allows the job seeker to share their qualifications with their employer(s) of interest. Find out more at jobtoberfest. org.
TEDx conference to explore ‘World Within Our Grasp’ TEDxSanDiego is accepting applications to attend the Dec. 3 event, which will feature speakers on a wide range of topics from reviving civics instruction in the schools to software design. The event “brings together innovators, explorers, teachers and learners in an environment that encourages collaboration, conversation and interaction” for a daylong discussion, according to its website, www.TEDxSanDiego.com. TEDxSanDiego co-founder Jack Abbott said in a press release that more than 20 speakers and performers will explore this year’s theme, “The World Within Our Grasp.” “The theme expresses the idea that anyone who is sufficiently passionate and inspired by a cause can have a positive impact on a local, national or even global scale,” Abbott said.
Speakers include Academy Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, whose Dreyfuss Initiative seeks to revive civics instruction in grades K-12; James Fowler, UCSD professor and author, named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 global thinkers; Robert Gupta, Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist, and Ellen Gustafson, former employee of the United Nations’ World Food Program and co-founder of FEED Projects. The event, with 375 seats available, will be held at the Irwin M. Jacobs Hall on Qualcomm Campus. Those accepted will have a chance to sponsor a student for TEDxYouth@SanDiego. It will include 300 participants from more than 15 local public, private and charter schools and will be held at the Proscenium Theater of the Canyon Crest Academy on Nov. 20. Find out more at www.TEDx-SanDiego.com.
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Online Poll Have you stopped going in the ocean because of the reports of sharks being seen nearby? n No. It’s their turf and they’re out there all the time. (84% ) n Yes. Not worth the risk. (16%)
One more time: take down those ugly signs our View More than a month ago, we appealed to business owners and the La Jolla Village Merchants Association to tackle the sign blight that is tarnishing our Jewel. But instead of seeing any improvement, we’ve actually seen more of the illegal A-frame signs.
We know the city won’t get to these violations any time soon so we’re renewing our call for the merchants group to take a stand on the signs. Encourage your members to take them down. Put the matter on your agenda for your October meet-
ing and let’s get moving. You’re the ones saying, “Put the Village back in La Jolla,” so start the cleanup now. We also encourage La Jollans to ask merchants to take the signs down. When you go into your favorite shops that use the A-frames or other streetside banners, tell them you’d appreciate it if they would do their part to cleanup La Jolla. Maybe mer-
chants will listen to valued customers. Perhaps the Light could help with a “Wall of Shame,” naming the businesses that are out of compliance with the sign ordinance. We’d rather not go there but something has to be done. We welcome any other suggestions.
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By sherri lightner Councilwoman, First District
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After more than 10 months of outreach and hours upon hours of deliberation, the City’s Redistricting Commission approved the final map for the newly configured Council districts on Aug. 25. Because District 1, which I currently represent, had the largest population, it needed to be redrawn both to account for population growth and to accommodate a new ninth Council district. sherri The new District 1 will conlightner sist of La Jolla including the section currently located in District 2, University City, Carmel Valley, Del Mar Mesa, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills and Torrey Pines. While not everyone in the city was happy with the outcome, the new boundaries for District 1 closely matched what those in the La Jolla community wanted. For the first time in more than a decade, all of La Jolla will be rep-
n Question: I am wondering what the town rules are about days and times garbage trucks can operate here in La Jolla. Also are there any ordinances on trucks and buses running their motors while idle or parked? n Answer: Last year the city passed an ordinance that “allows refuse compacting, processing and collection vehicles to begin operation in residential areas at 6 a.m.” That’s an hour earlier than previously allowed. It was part of an effort to cut costs as the Environmental Services Department reorganized routes from eight-hour workdays to 10-hour days. Officials say the move enabled them to better use the daylight hours and get to the Miramar Landfill before it closes at 4:30 p.m. As for other large vehicles the state’s Airborne Toxic Control Measures require “a driver of a school bus or vehicle, transit bus, or other commercial motor vehicle to manually turn off the bus or vehicle engine upon arriving at a school and to restart no more than 30 seconds before departing. A driver of a school bus or vehicle is subject to the
resented in a single district. Also, University City, with its close ties to La Jolla, remains intact and is part of the new District 1 as well. This result could not have happened without the hard work of those of you in the community. Many of you faithfully attended every meeting, giving thoughtful and reasoned testimony about what the new District 1 should look like. Others sent letters or emails detailing both how District 1 should be configured and why. The Redistricting Commission listened. When it came time to draw the final map, the new District 1 looked very much like the Coast and Canyons plan that you in the community had proposed. I am especially proud of the result because this is how the process should work. As a longtime community activist, I have always believed the best decisions happen when those in the neighborhoods have a say. It is part of why I ran for office in the first place. I wanted to give those in the community a real voice at City Hall, and I am proud that you made your voices heard during the redistricting process. Contact me at email@example.com.
n e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org same requirement when operating within 100 feet of a school and is prohibited from idling more than five minutes at each stop beyond schools, such as parking or maintenance facilities, school bus stops, or school activity destinations. A driver of a transit bus
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tony Crisafi President, La Jolla Community Planning Association
Regarding the public review process of the home at 1912 Spindrift, I have full respect for every aspect of review and input by any and all joint committee members, trustees, neighbors and members of the public. It is not a perfect process but I believe it works. Because of my contractual and professional responsibility to my client on this project and the clear mandate of the LJCPA bylaws, I recused myself from any participation in the recent LJCPA meetings when the project and the possible appeal were being considered. Matthew Peterson, Esq., worked with the owners and my office to revise the design. He met with Mr. Merten to review the changes and then he presented the design to the La Jolla PRC, which recommended approval. Mr. Peterson requested and reserved a Planning Commission hearing date of Sept. 8 for the appeal. A process was set to obtain PRC and LJCPA recommendations, neighbor review and ultimately review at the Planning Commission on the appeal. It appears that the redesign and proposed attached garage met with widespread approval and addressed the concerns that would have been stated within the LJCPA appeal; however the appeal should have still been filed as a “place holder.”
There have been allegations that I had private communications with Phil Merten after the Aug. 4 LJCPA action to file the appeal, or that I somehow circumvented the LJCPA appeal process. Neither allegation is true. No discussion or conversation took place between me and Mr. Merten or any other trustees, and I took no action to prevent the appeal from getting filed. I did communicate with Vice President Whittemore, (who was incorrectly directed to abstain from voting on the project at a prior meeting when the home was recommended by the LJCPA for approval), and I indicated to him that I would direct Mr. Merten or Mr. LaCava to file the appeal. Even though I was conflicted, and per the bylaws could not participate in any way, I should have remembered to follow up with Mr. Merten and/or Mr. LaCava, and I did not. I accept responsibility and apologize for that oversight After the Sept. 1 meeting, the LJCPA officers met to review the facts and develop a procedure for filing appeals which will be presented at the October trustee meeting. As president, I take responsibility and again apologize for not following up to assure that someone filed the appeal. Editor’s note: For an extended version of this piece, go to www.lajollalight.com.
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From Editor, A18 or other commercial motor vehicle is prohibited from idling more than five minutes at each stop within 100 feet of a school. Idling necessary for health, safety, or operational concerns is exempt from these restrictions.” As for commercial trucks greater than 10,000 pounds, a driver is not supposed to “idle the vehicle’s primary diesel engine for greater than
5.0 minutes at any location” and heavy-duty diesel trucks built since 2008 have to be equipped with a shutdown system that automatically turns the engine off “after 300 seconds of continuous idling operation once the vehicle is stopped.” To report violators call the Air Resources Board at (800) 363-7664 or go to www.arb.ca.gov/enf/complaints/ complaints.htm.
Workshops offer help on arts funding programs The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (Commission) will host workshops in September and October to assist organizations with applications for 2013 funding for arts and culture programs. The City Organizational Support Program, provides operating support for nonprofits in the arts and culture arena, and the Creative Communities San Diego Program funds arts and culture projects. There are restrictions on both programs.
Workshop topics will include eligibility requirements, eligible programs and services, how to apply, funding restrictions, and matching requirements. Funding is for projects and programming that occur between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Contact Gary Margolis at (619) 236-6788 or email@example.com for more information. Information on the arts commision is available at www.sandiego.gov/arts-culture/.
Betty Clare Waggoner Mitchell 1925 – 2011
Betty Mitchell, 85, passed away of natural causes in her La Jolla home on August 31, 2011. Her loved ones were at her bedside. Betty was born in Conway, Arkansas, on October 3, 1925, to John Cooke Waggoner and Nellie Dawson Waggoner. Betty began attending Arkansas State Teachers College but interrupted her studies in 1944 when she moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, with her sister, Maunelle Waggoner Martin, to work as a secretary at Convair. It was there that she met her future husband, Peter Mitchell. They were married that same year by Betty’s grandfather, Pastor Clare Dawson, and moved to Austin, TX, for Pete to finish his degree in Engineering at the University of Texas. Betty held down three jobs to support them during this time. One year later with degree in hand, Pete and Betty moved back to Ft. Worth and Pete returned to Convair. Betty became a housewife and mother when they adopted their only child, Mindy Joan, in 1950. Pete and Betty became interested in numismatics over the following years and their collecting expanded to include a home business producing Plexiglas holders to display coins. They shipped these multi-colored holders nationwide to coin dealers and individual col-
lectors. The family moved to San Diego in 1963 when Pete became an engineer at Astronautics. They fell in love with La Jolla and made the Village their home. They opened up Mitchell’s Coin Shop on Girard Avenue in 1964 with Betty running the shop by herself until Pete retired and joined her a year later. Betty became one of a handful of experts in the United States in Ancient Greek and Roman coins and did consulting work for collectors, museums and auction houses all over the world. They retired from their business in 1981. Betty lost Pete, her soul mate of 56 years, in 2001. She continued to live in her downtown La Jolla condominium with her Chihuahua, Lucy, as her constant companion. She spent her time doing occasional consulting work, needlepoint, reading, traveling with her family and taking walks with Lucy. She could often be seen at lunchtime sitting at one of the many outdoor restaurants in the Village, Lucy sitting on her lap. Betty is survived by her daughter, Mindy Mitchell Barlow; niece, Nancy Martin Rikel; nephew, Chris Rikel; grandniece, Niccolette Rikel; and her beloved Chihuahua, Lucy. In keeping with Betty’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the San Diego Humane Society in remembrance of Betty Mitchell would be greatly appreciated. “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is taken down, we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.” 2 Corinthians 5:1-2 Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/lajollalight.
Jim Snody 1929 – 2011
Legendary, colorful, retired PSA Captain Jim Snody of La Jolla passed away September 3 2011, at the age of 82. Snody served in the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, starting after high school as a mechanic and armorer on the P-51 Fighters. The Guard sent him to Air Force Pilot Training where he flew the T-6, T-33 and F-86 and served with the Guard flying F-86’s and Boeing C-97 transport aircraft until the late 60’s. Snody served in both Korea and Vietnam and his ANG crew won the prestigious Ricks Trophy in an Air Force wide competition in 1961. Snody joined PSA in 1966 and quickly rose to Captain on PSA’s smiling 737 and 727 aircraft. He served as Check Pilot and eventually as Chief Pilot. His status at the airline never affected his camaraderie with the line pilots or his colorful usage of the language. He was promoted to Vice President of Flight Operations and was instrumental in converting the “go-fast” airline into a highly fuel efficient carrier during the 1973 fuel crisis. He stayed with US Airways after the PSA merger, retiring in 1992. He flew almost every aircraft in the inventory with a perfect safety record. Snody was bigger, at 6’ 4”, than life and loved fly-
ing fighters. He was a great mentor to his nephew, Col. (Ret) Larry Stellmon, who he greatly assisted in his appointment to the Air Force Academy. Jim Snody was an exceptional aviator, a master of the engineering aspects of maintaining and operating aircraft, a mentor throughout many careers and a very special and inspirational individual for all those who had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with him. He was a member of the 146th Airlift Wing Alumni Association, the Retired PSA Pilot’s Group, the Order of Daedalians, the Quiet Birdmen, the AIAA and numerous other aviation organizations. Jim is survived by his beloved wife and partner of 33 years, Barbara; his sons, James and George; and step-children, Brigette, Brent, Braden, Brooks and Stephanie; and nephews, Jim and Col. Larry Stellmon; and his many grandchildren. Captain Snody’s Memorial Service will be at 1300 hours on September 22, 2011, at the Fort Rosecrans National Veterans Cemetery. A private Celebration of Life will follow. Clear smooth skies and strong tailwinds forever. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the San Diego Air and Space Museum Scholarship Fund in the name of Captain Snody. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/lajollalight.
No grief has a right to immortality. That ground belongs to joy, to hope, to faith. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Ruth Ellison Box 1937 – 2011
On August 26, 2011, Ruth Ellison Box, 74, of La Jolla, CA, passed from this life with her family at her side after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She left this life as she lived it, with grace and dignity. Ruthie was born on April 5, 1937, in Olympia, Washington, the only child of Price and Mary Ann Ellison. She graduated from Colfax High School and attended Washington State University. After a brief career as a flight attendant for United Airlines, Ruth married Ensign Darryl D. Olson in August, 1958. They had two children together, Laura and James. Their marriage was cut short when Darryl died in a naval aircraft accident in 1969, leaving Ruthie widowed at age 31 with two young children. A stunning beauty, Ruthie worked as a photographer’s model in print and television advertisements, and as a travel agent. She married Commander Roger Box in May 1971. Roger’s assignments took the family many places around the globe before they returned to La Jolla in 1987. Ruthie loved California – the sunshine, the ocean, tennis – and the companionship of friends and family. Ruthie is remembered as beautifully poised and elegant. She was always a leader in Navy wives’ activi-
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ties and was especially supportive of the other wives within her husband’s command while their spouses’ squadrons or ships were deployed. Her gentle love and kindness helped new and experienced wives alike endure the difficulties and challenges of the extended separations from spouses which was a part of Navy life. She was always at her husband’s side with a wife’s strength and determination contributing to his success in the Navy. Throughout this time, Ruthie was a loving mother and mentor to her children. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Roger; her daughter, Laura Olson Abbey of Peachtree City, GA; her son, James Olson of Seattle, WA; stepchildren, Kim Box of Granite Bay, CA, and Leslie Levinson of San Diego; along with nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Saint James by-theSea Episcopal Church in La Jolla on September 14, 2011, at 2pm, followed by a committal service in St. James Memorial Garden. A reception followed at the church. The family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Navy Relief Society in lieu of flowers. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/lajollalight.
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Boys water polo season ready to heat up By Rick LeBeau Following a rigorous summer training program that included a 10-day camp in Santa Barbara and hosting an Australian youth team, La Jolla High School’s boys team is hoping to rebuild from last year’s successes that left them just short of making the CIF Finals. The Vikings lost several players who matriculated to the collegiate water polo level on both coasts, leaving room for new stars to take the stage. Coach Tom Atwell will lean on seniors TJ Pugmire, Brandon Flores, Moshe Porter, Aaron Phillips, and Zach Nelson to lead the team in the water this season. He’s also expecting big things from underclassmen such as Brock Macelli and Todd Denaro, who had good club seasons this summer. Atwell is hoping to rely on a highly conditioned team to put pressure on the opponent all game long with their swimming prowess. Three weeks prior to Labor Day, the Vikings were in the water five hours a day, building a
swim-training base that is second to none in the county. Having lost five players who were 6-foot-3 or more from last season, Atwell says the main difference this year is that the team is faster and scrappier. They’ll have to be to contend with teams such as Bishop’s and Cathedral Catholic, as well as Coronado. The four teams are virtually a lock to be competing in the semis against each other 11 weeks from now. Highlights this season will be tournaments in Menlo (Northern California), Villa Park (Orange County), and the traditional big San Diego tournament — the AFC, which will include powerhouse programs from both San Diego County as well as Orange County, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Atwell is counting on team cohesion to carry the team far — he stated that this year’s team has some of the best chemistry of any team he’s coached. The season started in earnest Tuesday with a tough match versus Scripps Ranch, which is de-
For Sports Football The La Jolla High Vikings, fresh off their first win of the season, will play their home opener Friday night at 7 p.m. The Vikings (1-1 overall) will take on Valley Center (11), which also won its first game last week.
the Bishop’s School’s chris Hewit in action last week. Rick LeBeau photo fending its Division II CIF title this year. Across town, The Bishop’s School coach Jim Fales is optimistic about his team’s chances this season as well. As a perennial CIF finalist and winner of last year’s Division II CIF crown, Bishop’s is always in the conversation for best team in the county. Having lost several first- and second-team all-CIF players from last year’s team, Fales looks forward
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La Jolla’s Steel to play in USTA event La Jollan Suella Steel 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 from Oct. 10–15 in Turkey.
La Jolla’s Lord earns Ivy League honor Maddie Lord, a freshman on the Brown volleyball team, was honored by the Ivy League last week as the Rookie of the Week. Lord is a former Bishop’s standout and La Jollan. In three games at the Sacred Heart Invitational, Lord averaged 4.25 kills per set, 2.42 digs and a half a block per game. She made her collegiate debut versus host Sacred Heart and tallied 11 kills to go along with eight digs and a service ace. Lord broke through in a highly contested match against Rutgers. The contest went five sets, with the final two decided 28-30 and
17-19. Lord led the team with 24 kills in the match and also added an ace, four digs and a block. Lord nearly outdid herself again in a victory during the final game of the tournament against Hartford. The freshman posted a big double-double with 16 kills and 17 digs. She also set career-highs with four blocks and two service aces. For her efforts, Lord was named to the All-Tournament Team. The first-year hitter leads all Ivy League players after one week of action with 51 kills and a 4.25 kill per set average.
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From Water Polo, a20 to this year’s unique challenge, and plans on digging deep into the “farm system” he has at his disposal. Leading the Knights this year will be team captain Blake Lee, who is an excellent perimeter shooter. Lee is being recruited by Harvard and Princeton, and will like-
ly play his collegiate water polo on the East Coast. Supporting Lee will be 6-8 goalie Caleb Schultz, whose father was also a standout water polo player in the county before playing at Long Beach State. Victor Wrobel will be following in his brother’s wake, stepping up as a key player this season.
Bishop’s will take a couple trips out of town for highlevel competition as well. They’ll visit Northern California to take on three of the area’s best powerhouses and will compete in the South Coast Invitational in Newport Beach, where they will collide with the best water polo talent in California.
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Defending champs off to solid start to season HigH ScHool RounDup The La Jolla Country Day volleyball season is off to a solid start. The team enter this week’s competition with a 5-3 record after making the semifinals of the Fall Classic Tournament. The Torreys are coming off a state championship last season, but are also replacing several seniors who went on to play at the Division I level. The season started on Wednesday, Sept. 7 against a good Bonita Vista team, but the Torreys came up just short after winning the first two games. The Torreys avenged the loss during the tournament on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Bonita in the quarterfinals. The win landed the team in the semis against Parker, but the Lancers were too strong. Other wins last week came against Our Lady of Peace, Del Norte, Horizon and Carlsbad. The other loss was to Canyon Crest Academy. This week the Torreys play at home versus Cathedral Catholic, today at Scripps Ranch and Friday at home against Pt. Loma.
Here are last week’s scores: Tuesday, Sept. 6 Girls Golf n Bishop’s 216, Poway 258 at La Jolla Country Club Hooton was the medalist for the Knights, shooting a 36. n La Jolla 213, Patrick Henry 294 at Mission Trails Marisa Liang was the medalist for the Vikings, carding a 36.
Wednesday, Sept. 7 Girls golf n La Jolla 227, Mira Mesa 264 at Torrey Pines North Juliette Garay was the medalist for the Vikings, shooting a 37.
Thursday, Sept. 8 Girls golf n La Jolla 204, Morse 269 at National City Manci Rasmussen was the medalist for the Vikings, shooting a 39. Girls tennis n La Jolla Country Day 14, Westview 4 Lindsey Kostas and Danielle Devor won all three of their singles matches.
Girls volleyball n Bonita Vista def. La Jolla Country Day (18-25, 13-25, 25-10, 2519, 15-6)
Friday, Sept. 9 Football n La Jolla Country Day 56, Calipatria 6 Sage Burmeister took the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown and Country Day never looked back. The Torreys scored in all three phases of the game and after leading 14-6 at the end of the first quarter, Country Day went on a second quarter tear, scoring 35 points to put the game away by halftime, 49-6. Adding to his kickoff return, Burmeister scored two more touchdowns on runs of 9and 10-yards for the Torreys.
Field hockey n Canyon Crest 3, La Jolla 1
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n Canyon Crest 257, La Jolla Country Day forfeit at Encinitas Ranch Mizutani was the medalist for the Torreys, carding a 36.
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with 94 yards rushing and one touchdown, while teammates Chance Abbott and Mark Pollan also added TDs in the win. Boys cross country Mustang Relays n La Jolla finished third behind St. Augustine and Point Loma. Bronco Roundup n La Jolla Country Day’s Noah Wolfenzon took third with a time of 10:13, David Castillejos was 15th (10:51), Jeff Clancy was 21st (10:55) and J.J. Juarez-Uribe was 39th (11:15). Girls cross country Mustang Relays n La Jolla won the silver division which included top finishes from Atnip Piper (14:02), Daniel Collins (14:33), Meagan Carroll (14:34) and Jordan Linsky (14:38). Bronco Roundup n Sam Staszak led Country Day with a time of 14:05, finishing 41st. Girls volleyball Varsity Fall Classic n La Jolla County Day def. Our Lady Peace, 25-12, 25-16 Saturday, Sept. 10
Girls volleyball Lakeland Invitational (Rathdrum, Idaho) Pool play — La Jolla def. Kellogg (Idaho) 3-0; La Jolla def. Moscow (Idaho) 3-0l Coeur d’ Alene (Idaho) def. La Jolla 2-0) Quarterfinals — La Jolla def. Gonzaga Prep (Wash.) 25-17, 25-14 Semifinals — Colville (Wash.) def. La Jolla 25-22, 25-22 Boys water polo Poway Invitational n Mission Bay 9, La Jolla Country Day 6 n Canyon Crest 10, La Jolla Country Day 9 Girls volleyball San Diego Fall Classic n La Jolla Country Day def. Bonita Vista, 25-22, 25-13, 19-17 n Parker def. La Jolla Country Day, 25-18, 25-15
Monday, Sept. 12 Girls golf n La Jolla 211, Madison 313 at Balboa Juliette Garay took medalist honors for the Vikings, carding a 38.
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Engineer Joanie Connell becomes a psychologist to jumpstart youth careers Joanie Connell grew up in Cambridge, Mass., attending college at Harvard University — a mere mile away from home. After graduation, she worked as an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley for the next seven Joanie Connell years. Realizing her passion was in debugging people, not electronics, she made a career change and got a doctorate in psychology at UC Berkeley. Before starting graduate school, she spent two years in Europe. She married John Thornburgh and they settled in San Francisco, opting for the warmer temperatures of La Jolla when it was time to start a family. Connell has spent the last 13 years working as an organizational psychologist. She founded, Flexible Work Solutions, Inc., in 2005 where she works with companies to attract, develop, and retain talent, and with individuals to improve their success and happiness. She has taught organizational psychology courses at the Rady School of Management at the UCSD, Alliant International University, and National University. Connell and partner, Debbie Rocco, founded ExecuStart to help parents and youth develop the qualities they need to be resilient, creative, high-integrity leaders. She also sits on the advisory board of the Women Taking the Lead initiative at University of San Diego School of Business; is UCSD Torrey Pines Toastmasters Vice President of Education, is on the board of Summit Discovery Institute, and is a volunteer at International Rescue Committee, South Bay Community Services, the United Studios of Self Defense, and schools in La Jolla.
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Horton Hears the News Dr. Seuss expert finds seven ‘lost’ stories for book No. 45
By steve MihailoviCh he Sept. 27 release of “The Bippalo Seed and Other Lost Stories” by Dr. Seuss could force Grinches,
Sneetches and Loraxes to make room for what might be the next member of that venerable pantheon: the Wild Wheef. The Wheef joins the Icka,
Gritch, Grickle and other fanciful characters in the new Dr. Seuss book based on a collection of old stories that have been all but forgotten since their publication in Redbook magazine in the early 1950s. While the posthumous release of seven stories by one of La Jolla’s most renowned residents, Theodore Geisel, might appear dubious on the surface, the stories are the precursors of the rhythm, rhyme and rich illustrations that would catapult Dr. Seuss into the avant-garde of children’s literature, according to the stories’ discoverer, Dr. Charles Cohen. “If you hear there’s going to be a book of new stories 20
years after somebody dies, it’s reasonable to think someone found something at the bottom of a drawer and dusted off the paper clips and the crumbs,” said Cohen. “That’s what I didn’t want people to think because it’s just not true. I was going to say I hope people Dr. Charles will feel that Cohen this does him justice, but I don’t have to hope that. These are his quality stories. I know they are.”
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in this illustration from the story ‘steak for supper,’ a crew of creatures follow a boy home in hopes of getting a steak dinner. the story is one of seven rediscovered Dr. seuss shorts from ‘the Bippolo seed’ book. COURTESY OF RANDOM HOUSE
by Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) Random House, Sept. 27, 2011; 72 pages; $15; also available in CD and downloadable version. Targeted to ages 6-9, the seven stories in the book are: • The Bippolo Seed • The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga • Gustav the Goldfish • Tadd and Todd • Steak for Supper • The Strange Shirt Spot • The Great Henry McBride
Fitness trainer hikes Kilimanjaro for a cause
Brandie sharpe and Mark surles hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. COURTESY
By KiRBy BRooKs As the owner of Sharpe Fitness and CrossFit La Jolla, Brandie Sharpe stays in shape. And it’s a good thing, too, as the native Californian recently joined a five-person benefit hike up Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet) to raise funds for a much-needed ambulance for the Maasia people of Africa.
What brought you to La Jolla? Ten years ago, we were expecting the birth of our daughter, Elizabeth, and wanted to
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“CrossFit makes you good at everything,” she laughed. “For our training, we started walking long distances and trying to adjust to the altitude.” Prior to Kilimanjaro, Sharpe said she hadn’t done any major hiking. “We did a lot of the local hikes, traveling to
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FROM DR. SEUSS, B1 A dentist in western Massachusetts, Cohen said he has been collecting rare documents, drawings and memorabilia by and relating to Dr. Seuss since 1988. In that time, he became such a leading expert on the subject that Geisel’s publisher, Random House, selected him to write a biography on Dr. Seuss for the centennial of his birth in 2004. Cohen said he didn’t acquire the seven stories simultaneously, but rather as part of his more than 20-year accumulation of Seuss object that has resulted in a database of 33,725 entries at last count, though not all of them are actual items. Cohen pursued those stories and others on the Internet after continuously running across references to them. The seven stories were picked from the 30 similarly obscure stories Cohen possesses to become the 45th children’s book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss because these had all the elements readers have come to expect, Cohen noted. “There are extremely strong stories and in addition, cumulatively amongst these, you get a very satisfying feeling of having all of those Seuss buttons pushed — the moral, the writing, the illustrations — all of those things,” he said. Aside from the content, the stories are even more valuable because of the context in which they were created. Citing historical accounts, Cohen said EVLJ_LaJollaLight half pg_Layout 1 8/24/11 the stories were written when Geisel
‘The Bear, the Rabbit, and the ZinnigaZanniga’ is one of the stories in ‘The Bippolo Seed’ book by Dr. Seuss. COURTESY OF RANDOM HOUSE
had just realized the style that would eventually lead to a revolution in how children learned to read. The seven “Bippalo Seed” stories were such a pinnacle in Dr. Seuss’s early career, that the reader will discover recognizable traces of plots and characters that were to become the basis of the author’s later, more famous works, Cohen added. “That’s what these stories really are,” he said. “They are an experiment of how (Geisel) could use his talents with his rhythm and his rhyme; this thing that makes kids able to memorize a whole story when they’re three-years10:15 PM though Page 1 they’re not supposed old even
to be able to read until they’re six or seven; and get kids to be interested in reading at a younger and younger age. There are all the important things you want children to learn about. This is something we expect from Dr. Seuss.” The merits of the new 72-page Dr. Seuss book parallel that of its author, according to Lynda Claassen, director of the Mandeville Special Collections Library at UCSD and curator of the 10,000-piece Dr. Seuss Collection there. She said that Dr. Seuss books continue to be top sellers, with “Oh The Places You’ll Go” the No. 1 gift at graduations. “The things he wrote about are the things people still care about,” Claassen said. “His artistic and literary efforts together create that timelessness. They still mean something.” Geisel’s widow, Audrey, said she didn’t know him when he wrote the stories found in “The Bippalo Seed and Other Lost Stories.” Although she’s not surprised that people still cherish her late husband’s stories, she still can’t pinpoint the attraction. Just like his characters, Dr. Seuss has entered his own pantheon, she said. “Like Aesop, the Brothers Grimm and others, you can’t put your finger on it,” she said. “On and on it goes. It’s my life now. I’m totally wrapped up in all the things that Ted was wrapped up in until he could not wrap anymore. Now he’s the lovely treasure chest when you enter the Seuss house and I’m the glass on the door. It’s beautiful.”
Bishop’s School Christmas Tea co-chairs reveal 2011 theme
ydia McNeil (left) and Micki Olin, co-chairs of the 22nd annual Christmas Tea at The Bishop’s School set for Friday, Dec. 2, have been hearing sleigh bells in their sleep for weeks as they plan for one of the tea’s merriest themes of all, “Dreaming of a White Christmas.” Each year, parent volunteers make the festive event one of the most beloved campus traditions. Hundreds of hours are dedicated to creating an elegant celebration, which includes a concert by the Bishop’s Singers, tea tastings, and honored tea pourers, including Head of School Aimeclaire Roche. The Bishop’s School, grades 6-12, is a co-educational college preparatory independent day school. Founded in 1909, 2011-12 enrollment is 780 students. More info at bishops.com COURTESY
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FROM HIKER, B1 Breckinridge and tackling Yosemite’s El Capitan, but that was a walk in the park compared to Kilimanjaro,” she said. Still, Sharpe’s hike atop the dormant Tanzanian volcano wasn’t just a test of physical strength and endurance, it was for a cause: Sustainable Healthcare Assistance in Rural Environments. People made donations to send the hikers there. Sharpe explained the background: In 2010, Dr. Anna Kulidjian (an orthopedic surgeon at UCSD) and her husband visited a Maasai community at Campi Ya Kanzi in a remote area of Southern Kenya at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The couple brought medical supplies donated by the group at UCSD and Dr. Kulidijian volunteered at the clinic, helping set up its trauma care. The village physician was away (one doctor supports some 7,000 villagers) so she and “super-nurse Vivian” manned the clinic on their own. Dr. Kulidjian reported more than 40 patients lined up outside the two-room clinic each morning! Most had walked miles to get there. An estimated 350,000 Maasai live in Kenya in rural and remote communities.
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The hikers celebrate at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. COURTESY
They suffer from HIV, typhoid, malaria and TB. Though traumatic injuries and malnutrition are common in their children, most Maasai do not receive medical care early enough for effective treatment because there is no means of transportation. Without an ambulance, the village doctor can’t get to women in childbirth and patients with traumas can’t get to the hospital. Working with Dr. Kulidjian and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation, Sharpe and her fellow hikers spent two weeks in Africa. The group took the
Want to know more? ■ Trek2Share.org Donations will go to purchase ambulances for the Maasai. ■ maasaitrust.org slowest and safest route up the mountain, “but even that has just a 40-percent success rate,” Sharpe said with a smile. The coffee brought to their tents at 6 a.m. each morning woke the hikers, and after their stats (oxygen and heart rate) were checked, they began walking around 7-7:30 a.m.
Sharpe said they would hike for six hours and stop for the day, or hike for four hours, stop for lunch, and then hike three more. Everyone in Sharpe’s group completed the hike, a triumph in itself, and one hiker managed to run Mount Kilimanjaro — making it from the bottom to the top in just 7.5 hours. After the 8-day trek, Sharpe and her fellow hikers embarked upon a three-day safari. They returned home to La Jolla on Aug. 20. “Then I spent nearly two weeks recovering from my life-changing journey,” Sharpe sighed.
Patrick Kennedy to speak at launch for Scouting’s Mental Health badge The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) will celebrate National Bipolar Awareness Day with a visit from former Congressman Patrick Kennedy at a public forum beginning 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. At the event, a Mental Health Awareness badge, developed by IBPF and being piloted in San Diego-Imperial Counties, will be unveiled and presented to the first group of Girl Scouts. Kennedy will speak about mental health, stigma, and the need for ongoing brain research. A question-and-answer session will follow. He served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and is predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Patrick Health Parity & Addiction EquiKennedy ty Act of 2008. The legislation provides millions of Americans, who were previously denied care, with access to mental health treatment. Now, Kennedy is co-founder of the One Mind for Research campaign, the next step in the effort to bring together scientists working in various domains of brain research toward a common goal. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is extremely limited. To make a reservation, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre Tickets: $77, $57, $27 Herb Alpert is one of this generation’s true Renaissance men. The eight-time Grammy® Award winning trumpeter will be joined by his wife for an evening of Bossa Nova and hits from the American Song Book. (858) 459-3728 www.LJMS.org
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Green Flash Concert Series Brett Dennen Sept. 21: 6-9 p.m. Ages 21+ only Enjoy live music, great food and drinks for purchase, and the amazing views from the aquarium Tide-Pool Plaza. The Green Flash Concert Series, now in its sixth year, is brought to you in partnership with KPRi 102.1 FM and Gordon Biersch Brewery. With RSVP: $25 Walk-up: $30
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Hexagone ■ 495 Laurel St., San Diego ■ (619) 236-0467 ■ www.hexagonerestaurant.com ■ The Vibe: European, contemporary, romantic, metropolitan ■ Signature Dishes: Moscovy Breast of Duck with Leg Confit, Coq au Vin, Beef Bourguignon and Vegetable Ragoût ■ Open Since: 2008 ■ Reservations: Yes
■ Patio Seating: No ■ Take Out: Available at Gourmet On 5th, its sister deli across the street ■ Happy Hour: 3:30-7 p.m. daily ■ Hours: Lunch: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily Dinner: 4:30-10 p.m. daily Popular, French appetizers at Hexagone include:
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Dining is a six-sided affair at the upscale Hexagone By DANIEL K. LEW exagone, the French bistro in the heart of Banker’s Hill of downtown San Diego, takes its name from the geometric hexagon and referencing the six-sided shape of France. Fittingly, Hexagone’s owner, Parisian-born Patrick Halcewicz, attests to the many sides of classic and contemporary French cuisine offered in the elegant-and-inviting L-shaped dining room — also six-sided. “This type of place could exist anywhere in France,” Halcewicz said of the restaurant’s intimate atmosphere. Cream-colored draperies accent big windows offering views of city life outside, while walls filled with Art Nouveau posters from the early 20th century also give the place chic appeal. Halcewicz describes the restaurant’s daily offerings of about 20 appetizers and 20 entree choices as traditional Provençale French cuisine with Mediterranean and modern California influences. “We’ve got something for almost everyone’s tastes,” Halcewicz said. “And, our experienced, knowledgeable French waiters are very helpful.” Classical French appetizers remain the most popular, including French Onion Soup Gratinée, Frogs Legs Provençale, Escargots à la Bourguigonne, and Crispy
H The dining room features cream-colored draperies, windows with views of city life outside, and Art Nouveau posters from the early 20th century.
Apple Tarte Tatin consists of caramelized apples with calvados in a light puff pastry, served a la mode with French vanilla ice cream. Photos by Daniel K. lew
Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at lajollalight.com. Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week: Hexagone’s Moscovy Breast of Duck with Leg Confit Sweetbreads in a Wild Mushroom Ragoût. Frogs Legs Provençale is especially fragrant upon its arrival at one’s table: A tantalizing aroma from chopped herbs, shallots, olives, peppers, and garlic butter smother the tender morsels of frog meat. Among the varied main course selections including beef, fish, chicken and lamb, Moscovy Breast of Duck with Leg Confit and Orange Sauce remains the best seller. The succulent duck is extra flavorful with its spice rub, along with the right amount of smokiness. The duck is first sauteed, then finished off in the oven while cooking in its own juices. “We use the freshest ingredients and take pride in our consistency of quality,” said Halcewicz, who added most of the
seasonal vegetables used are organic and picked from local farms. For dessert, Halcewicz recommends Crêpes Suzette cooked in a grand-marnier sauce, or his favorite — Apple Tarte Tatin, consisting of caramelized apples with calvados in a light puff pastry, served a la mode with French vanilla ice cream. The other “sides” of Hexagone’s offerings include a simpler lunch menu that includes sandwiches, Sunday Brunch, live jazz and blues on Tuesdays, wine nights, a full bar, and theater-goer specials. Since the restaurant is only a few blocks from Balboa Park, it offers complimentary roundtrip shuttles for diners to The Old Globe on nights when performances take place. Before entering the restaurant business, Halcewicz managed both the historic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla and Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. He said his years in the hospitality field transcend to his philosophy of high standards at his restaurants: French Market Grille in Rancho Bernardo, Hexagone, and Gourmet On 5th — which offers deli selections, take out and catering service across the street from Hexagone. Free parking is available at an underground garage at the corner of Laurel Street and Fourth Avenue.
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Surf Museum stoked over new Hansen retrospective “Hansen Surfboards – A 50 Year Retrospective,” opens Sunday, Sept. 18 at The California Surf Museum in Oceanside promising visitors “a vivid display of the legendary surf company, its founder and family history.” It chronicles Don Hansen’s move to the West Coast from South Dakota, where he was introduced to the sport in the basement of the Beta Theta Pi frat house at the University of South Dakota. His college roommates, who were from Coronado, invited him to vacation with them during their summers, and it didn’t take long before Hansen knew he belonged in California and he became a regular at San Diego’s best surf spots. In a press release announcing the show, Josh Hansen writes, “My dad has a very vibrant past and he’s taught all of us a lot about running a business by the way he lives. From the beginning, he has kept this a family business and involved so many key people from the community.” Hansen got his start shaping surfboards for Jack O’Neill and then in 1961, he moved to the North Shore of Hawaii where he went off on his own shaping and selling Hansen Surfboards from a small shack at the end of a dirt road.
If you go ■ What: ‘Hansen Surfboards — A 50 Year Retrospective’ ■ When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; Thursdays to 8 p.m. ■ Where: California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside ■ Contact: (760) 721-6876 ■ Websites: surfmuseum.org hansonsurf.com ■ Admission: • Free to members • Free on Tuesdays • Free to ages 12 and younger • $3 adults • $1 students, military While living in Hawaii, his love for the big waves became evident when he finished second place in the Makaha Surfing World Championships in Hawaii. He was pictured on the cover of Surfing Magazine at Haleiwa, and was featured in the surf movie, “North Swell,” produced by Grant Rohloff. After establishing himself as a surfer and shaper, in 1962 he
Central to the display are vintage Hansen Surfboards, advertisements, photos and more. In this Tom Keck photo, Don Hansen (left) and Mike Doyle sport the Hawaiian shirts. COURTESY PHOTOS returned to Southern California and opened Hansen Surfboards in Encinitas where the surf shop became one of the largest producers and suppliers of surfboards in the world. The retrospective shows Hansen’s life from the start of Hansen Surfboards, to the days when he and his
partners started the OP Clothing Company in the 1970s. It also chronicles his move to Montana where he learned to rope and ride, and started downhill ski racing. At one time in the mid 1970s, Hansen was a two-time national skydiving champion.
Speaker will share memoir-writing tips The National League of American Penwomen will present Robert Goodman on memoir writing from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper St. He and Peggy
Lang, who will also attend, have formed the group “Silver Threads,” and co-authored a book on the subject. For more information, call Sandi Nielubowicz at (619) 448-6144.
Zombies sought for ‘Thriller’ dance to benefit Down Syndrome group Christopher Estrella of CStar Productionz continues his fairgrounds triumph with free “Thriller” dance classes around the county so everyone can participate in Halloween events Christopher planned for Estrella October. For class times and locations, visit cstarproductionz.com Estrella is also joining with the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego for Down Syndrome Awareness “Buddy Walk” Day on Oct. 15 at the pavilion in Balboa Park. Details at dsasdonline.org Estrella asks that “past zombies come out of their graves to dance their hearts out for this charity. Anyone can do Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ dance — you don’t have to know all the steps. I’ve got a teaching video on the website so people can practice at home.”
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Sea science programs surface at Birch Aquarium The fall season brings SEA Days to Birch Aquarium with hands-on exploration, special activities, and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists. SEA (Science, Exploration and Adventure) Days also provides a venue for students and Scouts to meet requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects. SEA Day programs are included with aquarium admission, $14-$9.50, and take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 2300 Expedition Way. (858) 534-FISH. More info at http://aquarium.ucsd.edu Here’s the schedule: ■ Sept. 17: Snapshots of Scripps Science Explore Scripps’ discoveries
through the camera lens and welcome back special partner, Canon. Test top-of-the-line digital camera equipment inside the aquarium, get tips on underwater and no-flash photography from experts, and make a photo craft to take home. Meet Scripps researchers Brad Erisman and Octavio AburtoOropeza as they share stories from their new book, “Log of the Deep Sea: An Expedition to the Gulf of California.” Books in English and Spanish for sale in the gift shop. ■ Oct. 15: ‘Solar’brations October is Solar Energy month so celebrate the many benefits as you learn why this clean energy resource is so important to the health of the ocean through hands-on energy activities and projects
Scenes from Sea Days 2010, where visitors of all ages got the chance to explore their inner marine scientist. COURTESY PHOTOS for all ages. ■ Nov. 19: Kelp Kornucopia Uncover the ways people and ocean animals depend on
kelp, an amazing seaweed. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch an interactive Kelp Tank Feeding Show, and get your hands slimy with real kelp.
RELIGION & spirituality ALL HALLOWS CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Raymond G. O’Donnell, Pastor
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Tables set for Sept. 24 Historical Society dinner Visit two distinctive La Jolla homes (the first for appetizers and cocktails, the second for the main course) during “Feasting on History,” an annual fundraiser for the La Jolla Historical Society, Saturday, Sept. 24. Twelve homes and historic Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., will host the
progressive dinner. At each home, participants will meet a different group of guests, then finish up at Wisteria Cottage for desserts and coffee by Girard Gourmet. The cost is $225 for members, $250 for non-members at (858) 459-5335 and lajollahistory.org
Doctor to offer tips for coping with cancer A free community presentation, with information to help cancer patients and their families and friends cope, will be lead by Mimi Guarneri, M.D. from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, 10820 North Torrey Pines Road. To register, call 1(800) SCRIPPS. Dr. Guaneri will reveal key aspects of the human stress response, including how it negatively affects the body and why it is important to manage, and will explore
practical ways to calm emotions, reduce physical pain and restore emotional strength and balance. The American Cancer Society reports that approximately 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year — with an estimated 163,000 of those cases predicted in California. News of a cancer diagnosis and the rigors of treatment often pose significant hardships to patients and their support network.
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FROM 10 questiOns, B1 leave the hustle and bustle of San Francisco for a more laid back lifestyle. We gave our real estate agent a one-and-a-half-page list of requirements for a place to live, and we met all of the criteria in La Jolla except for the fourth bedroom. Our house has a view of the ocean, is walking distance to the beach and restaurants, has lovely tropical landscaping, and it was a bargain compared to San Francisco prices (among other things). What makes this area special to you? The surfers running barefoot down the street in the mornings, seeing the ocean as I drive into La Jolla on La Jolla Parkway, the community, and knowing so many people in it. (And, that they’ve all seen me at Starbucks or Vons in sweats and a scrunchie and they’re still speaking to me!) What might you add, subtract or improve in the area? Hands down, I would improve the schools. The children are our future and they need to be educated (through a wellrounded curriculum) to be able to succeed and take care of all of us in the future. If I could ask for more than that, I’d put the money back into all of the public services (like the library, the Rec Center, fire stations, lifeguards) that make our community a great place to live. Who or what inspires you? I draw inspiration from the sun and the ocean.
If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Bono, and Maya Angelou. What are your five favorite movies of all time? “The Breakfast Club,” “The Sound of Music,” “Top Gun” (even before I moved to San Diego), “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “La Cage Aux Folles.” What is your most-prized possession? My laptop. Both my husband and I were put to the test when there was a fire nearby and all we took were our laptops. Mine has my life on it. What do you do for fun? Karate, walk on the beach, travel around the world, read French novels, play the flute, try new recipes, go to rock concerts with my husband, spend time with family and friends. Describe your greatest accomplishment. Having a positive impact on other people’s lives — whether it be my daughter, a foster child I mentored, a leader in a company I coached, or a hungry child in Africa my donations helped. What is your motto or philosophy of life? Integrity is my No. 1 priority.
Psychiatrist Yanira Olaya, M.D. opens new office on Fay Avenue Dr. Olaya was trained at the University of Florida for General Psychiatry and the University of Miami for Forensic Psychiatry. She completed her training in 2007 and is board certified in both areas. She is licensed to practice medicine in California and Florida. Dr. Olaya was born and raised in Miami, FL. She relocated to San Diego shortly after finalizing her training in Florida. She is married to Douglas Cleary, a local attorney. Her private practice in La Jolla opened in the early summer of 2011. Dr. Olaya has worked extensively on inpatient and outpatient settings. Some of these settings include emergency psychiatric care, inpatient crisis recovery, outpatient psychiatric care, inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation. Her forensic experience includes medical management in correctional facilities, medical management in forensic residential facilities, independent medical evaluations, criminal and civil case evaluations, conservatorship assessments, worker’s compensation evaluations and expert testimony.
Dr. Yanira Olaya, M.D. is a psychiatrist specializing in General Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.
General psychiatry services offered in her private office setting includes assessment and treatment for: • Depressive Disorders • Anxiety Disorders • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) • Addiction or Substance Abuse • Psychosis or Thinking Disorders • Mood Disorders • Trauma or PTSD • Obsessions or Compulsion (OCD) • Chronic Pain or Illness • Loss or Grief • Stress Management • Family/Relationship issues
Dr. Olaya’s new office is located at 7950 Fay Avenue, Suite 501 in La Jolla. Her office number is 619-717-8888. Her practice is primarily private pay at this time, however, she does accept Medicare, and a small number of insurances and has plans to increase acceptance in the coming months. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Dr. Olaya is proud to offer a bilingual office setting for patients. If you or a loved one is suffering from a mental health disorder, please call 619-717-8888 for more information. Dr. Olaya looks forward to providing the community with the highest quality mental health care available.
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Tearful urban legend may peel back the truth about onions Red Onion Relish
Kitchen Shrink By Catharine L. Kaufman With the seasons changing and kids back at school (which I liken to immersing their little bodies into a giant Petri dish), 24-hour bugs and even worse, the flu! will start to surface. Could the common, tearjerking onion (a member of the lily family and first cousin to garlic, chives and shallots) ward off all that ails you? You peel away the facts behind this folklore and decide for yourself! By the end of 1919, the influenza pandemic had killed more than 40 million people worldwide. During the height of the contagion, a doctor in the Midwest was paying house calls to various farmhouses hit hard by the epidemic. Upon entering one particular home, his nostrils filled with the pungent perfume of raw onions. To his amazement, no one in that household had contracted the flu. The farmer’s wife pointed to the assorted dishes in every room in the farmhouse filled with halved onions, and attributed the bulletdodging of the deadly disease to this home remedy.
n Ingredients: • 2 large red onions, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar • 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar • 1 cup of red wine • Sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste n Method: • In a large skillet, add onions and brown sugar, and cook over medium heat, uncovered for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently until onions are golden and caramelized. • Add vinegar and wine and bring to a bowl. Cook on low until liquid is absorbed. Season to taste. Serve warm or chilled. The inquiring-minded doctor asked if he could take one of the onions, and after examining the layers under a microscope, he noticed the tissues teaming with microbes. He hypothesized that the onion must have acted like a viral sponge, absorbing deadly pathogens from the air, and thereby creating a pristine, germ-free environment. n Fact or fiction? Today it is well known that onions, when consumed either cooked or raw, are mighty warriors against assorted ailments. Onions and other allium veggies,
more than 600 species in all, contain a motherload of potassium, folate, Vitamins A, B6 and C, dietary fiber, and are particularly rich in odoriferous sulfur compounds with antimicrobial properties found to lower blood lipids and blood pressure. Even the venerable World Health Organization touts onions for putting the skids on atherosclerosis and providing relief for treating coughs, colds, and bronchitis, and decreasing allergyinduced bronchial constriction in asthmatics. The more pungent perfumed onions such as the Western Yellow, New York
Bold and Northern Reds have the richest concentrations of flavonoids for antioxidant oomph found to be protective against stomach and other cancers. Attributed also to reducing inflammation and blood sugar levels, maybe an onion a day could keep the doctor away. n Worth a try? Naysayers claim the above-noted story is apocryphal, an urban legend created for pure shock value, that there couldn’t be any truth to the onion as a “virus sponge” since a virus would not choose to leave a human host’s body and attach itself to a non-living onion where it could not replicate. During flu season, try the experiment at home. All you have to lose is a few onions. Buy a bag and concoct wonderful dishes with the rest — sauté onions in stir fries, blend in yoghurt dips,
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Event set to aid homeless women The San Diego Woman’s Club will recognize the efforts of Martha Ranson, director of Rachel’s Homeless Women’s Services, at a benefit dinner 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 2557 Third Ave., San Diego. The Kensington Trio will perform at the event. Tickets are $80 per person or $550 for a table for 8, through Marian McLachlan at (619) 265-8125 or Diane Hazard at (619) 708-9322. Ranson holds a B.A. in Child Development and a postgraduate certificate in Public Health and Addictions from UCLA. Rachel’s Homeless Women’s Services include counseling and support, case management, medical screening, alcohol and drug recovery support, and parenting classes. Other programs include food, clothing, and shelter referral. For information, visit sandiegowomansclub.org
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Local firefighters join the community at Station 9 benefit
a Jollans Sally and Greg Ricchiuti hosted a salute to the firefighters of Station 9 in honor of September 11 at the La Valencia Hotel on Sept. 10. The community came out to raise funds for a renovation at the station (built in 1969) and connect over their memories of 9/11. Guests had dinner together and ended the evening by bidding on the works of local artist Erik Skoldberg and dancing to the music of the Wayne Foster Band. The fire-station project has a $400,000 price tag, and the Ricchiuti’s have raised $130,000 to date. More fund-raisers are planned. The project calls for an expansion of the station’s sleeping quarters, and the addition of a training center and fitness room.
Greg and Sally Ricchiuti with Chief Javier Mainar and Assistant Chief Jeff Carl.
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Kristen Skoldberg with her brother, artist Erik Skoldberg
Kim Goodwin and her husband Aaron Brennan Jeff Carl and Rick Wurtz, lifeguards chief
Vincent Ricchiuti, Richard Houk and Maggie Ricchiuti
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Coronado Art Walk Saturday & Sunday September 17 & 18 10am - 5pm at the Coronado Ferry Landing
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Eat Your Heart Out! San Diego Restaurant Week runs Sunday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 23 with (new this year!) lunch for $10, $15 or $20. In addition, more than 180 eateries will be offering three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30 or $40. This countywide affair gives foodies the chance to explore culinary delights from the beaches to downtown and from North County to South Bay. Definitely time to head over to that restaurant you’ve been dying to try. Tickets aren’t necessary; show up at any participating location (there are dozens in La Jolla) or visit SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com where you can make a reservation. Pictured: An entrée from The Marine Room in La Jolla.
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Y Workouts Begin The La Jolla YMCA will present “America on the Move Week,” Monday, Sept. 19 to Saturday, Sept. 24, with free fitness challenges for members at 8355 Cliffridge Ave. Organizers said the goal of the event is to “help get Americans healthy and improve their quality of life. We want to promote moving around more and making smarter food choices!” A membership discount will be offered starting Sept. 17. Some of the events planned include sit-up and crunch challenges, Zumba for kids, dance workshops, family yoga, and computerized workout-tracking systems. (858) 453-3483, ext. 125
How About a Little Night Musical? The Improvised fulllength, Stephen Sondheim musical ““Sondheim UnScripted UnScripted” from Improv Theatre will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, as part of its Off Nights series. Using only audience suggestions, the cast will invent a never-before-seen musical. Tickets $20-$15. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org
Tours of La Jolla on Tap A guided walking tour of historic La Jolla, hosted by Historical Society docents, is set for 10-11:30 a.m. next Saturday, Sept. 24 starting off from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. Reservations are required. The cost is $10. Docents have also scheduled walks for Oct. 14 and 28. (858) 480-6424.
Bountiful Bargains A special rummage sale to benefit injured service members as well San Diegans who need food assistance, runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Shoppers will find furniture; jewelry; house wares; clothing for men, women and children; camping gear; electronics and more. Payment is by cash only. Donations for the sale will be accepted 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. (858) 454-6459. lajollalutheranchurch.com
Buzz Book Garden Club Plants Meeting Bridget Lacey Oleata of Bridget’s Blooms will discuss and demonstrate flower arranging at La Jolla Garden Club’s first meeting of 201112 on Tuesday, Sept 20 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. A light lunch will be served at noon. Members and guests are welcome. Anyone interested in joining the garden club may contact membership chairperson Judith George at (858) 459-3076 or email@example.com
Vanessa Diffenbaugh (pictured) will be at Adelaide’s Flowers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7766 Girard Ave., to discuss and sign her debut novel, ““The Language of Flowers.” It’s the story of a young woman, a product of the foster care system, who uses the Victorian language of flowers to communicate and make sense of her troubled past. Diffenbaugh, a foster parent herself, said she wrote the novel while taking care of her two biological children and two foster kids. She launched “The Camellia Network” (camellia means “my destiny is in your hands”) for foster care youth at camellianetwork.com (858) 454-0146.
Night Moves Take a dance lesson with Janice from 6:30 to 7p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, then hit the dance floor at the Riford Center 7-9 p.m. Refreshments. Admission $15, non-members $20. 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.
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Family Moon Festival
Climb aboard Navy ships, explore military displays, and chat with sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman at the Fleet Week Big Bay Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 along Broadway Pier, downtown. Sponsored by the Port of San Diego, the event will also feature military bands playing, food, information booths, speakers and exhibitions. (619) 858-1545. fleetweeksandiego.org
Join the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum in celebrating the brightest full moon of the year, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at 404 Third Ave., downtown. Mooncakes (prepared during the MidAutumn Festival since Ancient times as an offering to the moon) will be served, and there will be storytelling, arts and crafts, and calligraphy demonstrations. RSVP (619) 338-9888, firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel Discussion Quint Contemporary Art will host Kent Jones, Leah Ollman, Robert Polito, Robert Walsh and Sally Yard in a talk about the catalog “Patricia Patterson: Here and There, Back and Forth Forth,” 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 17 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. Patterson’s career as a painter has been active since 1964. She recently held a retrospective at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. She did much work in Leaucadia, where she lived with her partner, the late Manny Farber. Patterson graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York, and joined the UCSD Department of Visual Arts in 1975. (858) 456-1800.
Artistic Arrangements Book Sale Paperbacks, hardbacks and members’ arts and crafts will be priced to sell from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Admission is free. The library’s School of the Arts marks its 25th anniversary this year. The next sale will be held on Dec. 3. (858) 454-5872.
The Sakura Ikebana Group will present its first annual Ikebana Exhibition 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at The Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Admission is free. Many works have been inspired by master teacher Jackie Zhang, who has been leading the group for the past five years. (858) 552-1657.
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Monte Carlo guests seduced by the charms of burlesque-inspired gala
nder the Museum of Contemporary Art’s boudoir-inspired backdrop, guests at the 35th annual Monte Carlo gala on Sept. 10 embraced the burlesque theme and arrived ready to enjoy some adult entertainment. The cocktail party featured signature concoctions followed by dinner from Giuseppe Fine Catering in the open-air dining room. After dinner, burlesque queen Dita Von Teese mesmerized guests with a scintillating performance. Following dinner, a new “after” party continued late into the night featuring DJs, dancing in the Boom Boom Room, charity gambling, munchies from Quality Social, and another late-night performance by Dita Von Teese. Funds from the gala, co-chaired by Valerie Cooper and David Copley, will be used for MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs. mcasd.org
Showgirl at the museum
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Harry and Valerie Cooper
Jackie Tapia and Cameron Banyan
Don and Linda Swortwood
Hanna and Mark Gleiberman Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Stephen and Phyllis Pfeiffer
Salem Ciuffa poses with two showgirls.
Tamura Strauss and Jonathan Ferrini
Coop and Patti Cooprider
The museum’s open-sky ballroom
Vannella Groening and Clayton Fields
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New Children’s Museum gives supporters a taste of Rio
he New Children’s Museum’s fourth annual gala, Carnaval do Rio held there on Aug. 27, produced $540,000 — a huge success — according to organizers. Guests were transported to the streets of Rio de Janeiro for the stunning sights, sensuous sounds, and fresh flavors of Brazil. Some 60 artists and athletes provided more than 80 performances throughout the evening, which included cocktails, dinner and auctions. Funds raised will ensure students have access to the arts, including San Diego’s most underserved kids. Learn more at thinkplaycreate.org Laurie Mitchell, board member, with Perry Vasquez, artist and board member, Bruce PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GATES PHOTOGRAPHY Lidl and Rachel Teagle, executive director of COURTESY OF NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM the New Children’s Museum
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La Jolla Town Council has its day at the races
John Donaldson, council trustee
he La Jolla Town Council hosted “A Day at the Races” on Sept. 2 at the Del Mar racetrack. After arriving in a limo bus, members and guests were treated to gourmet food and live racing — with TVs for enhanced viewing — in the Betty Grable Celebrity Suite. There was also a private bar and a balcony overlooking the paddock for use by Celebrity Suite guests. After the races, attendees had the option of staying for a performance by Fitz and the Tantrums. Photos by Kelley Carlson
Valerie Strocco, council executive director, and Sonia Olivas, council secretary Lisa Nappi and Cindy Greatrex, council treasurer
Council president Rick Wildman and Constance Hughes
Lindly Gardner, Steve Kokor and Nancy Gardner, trustee Rich Wolf and Ina Thompson
Faye Girsch, Joan Cutler, Rob Hildt, council first vice president, and Deborah Hildt
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ounded in 1963, the La Jolla Historical Society is a champion for La Jolla’s heritage by discovering, collecting and preserving the community’s historical documentation, artifacts, sites and structures. The Society is committed to increasing the community’s awareness and appreciation of its heritage by providing access to and interpreting its collection for the public and presenting educational programs for all ages. The Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with more than 800 members. The Society owns three historic buildings on the site of what was once the estate of famous philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, including historic 1904 Wisteria Cottage, a 1909 beach cottage that serves as the Society’s offices and public research, and the adjacent 1894 carriage house.
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Teens give up on big dreams in new Playhouse drama If you go ■ What: Milk Like Sugar
By diana Saenger Inspired by a story in Time magazine about a group of girls who make a pact to become pregnant at the same time, “Milk Like Sugar” runs through Sept. 25 at La Jolla Playhouse. Playwright Kirsten Greenidge’s story exploring the truth behind the girls’ actions struggled in its telling during the first act. Audience members commented that they weren’t able to understand the dialogue due to its rapid-fire delivery and/or they were unfamiliar with the colloquiums spoken. But those who stayed through the slower-paced second act, seemed tuned into the unfolding drama. And though moments of “Milk Like Sugar” might feel
■ When: • 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays • 8 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays; • 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; • 7 p.m. Sundays • Through Sept. 25 ■ Where: Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse ■ Tickets: From $35 ■ Box Office: (858) 550-1010 ■ Wesbsite: lajollaplayhouse.org artificial in some spots, it has heart and humor, and its messages are grounded in genuine import and relevance. A snappy opening features three African-American teens in a tattoo parlor where Annie (Angela Lewis) is acting fidgety and uncertain about the tattoo she’s about to put on her belly. Talisha (Cherise Boothe), who wants to be called “T,” dances about like she has
ants in her pants. She’s getting text messages that she blabs about so quickly it’s difficult to understand what she’s saying. Margie (Nikiya Mathis), pregnant and naïve, is only fixated on her world and the color pink. While the girls discuss what kind of guy they want, based on which cell phone he has, the idea pops up that Annie and T should get pregnant so the trio can share in their bliss together. Annie agrees, but with only slightly more enthusiasm than she has for wanting a tattoo. While waiting for tattoo artist Antwoine (LeRoy McClain) to make his appearance, the girls giggle and talk about their idea. Annie quickly establishes she has a little more going for herself than wanting to register with her friends at a baby store or discuss why she wants a ladybug tattoo. In everything that T says, Annie corrects her mispronunciations. “A nitial or initial?” Annie asks. After getting Annie’s tattoo, the girls plan for her to unite with Malik (J. MalloryMcCree). He shows initial
Margie (nikiya Mathis) and Talisha (Cherise Boothe) encourage their friend annie (angela Lewis) to get a tattoo from antwoine (Leroy McClain). Craig SChwartz
attraction, but his idea to ease into a relationship isn’t want Annie has in mind. Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins is excellent as Annie’s tough, single mom trying to keep her job. She’s somewhat out of touch with her daughter who longs for a family (no dad but two unseen brothers) to play games with and have family night. Annie is even thinking
about college — far from her friends’ plan for the three of them to play mommy together — or her mother’s hard line that college is not part of their world. When Keera, a bright, Bible-minded girl comes into her life, Annie’s world goes from gray to slightly rosy. Keera stands up to T’s bullying and eventually teaches Annie to have her own thoughts, think outside
the box, and go for what she really wants. “Milk Like Sugar” has excellent performances and inventive set changes. Greenidge layered her play with some nice metaphors, including when Annie reveals the reason for the title while talking to Malik: “We supposed to be drinking real milk, ’stead we fed that powered kind that looks like sugar.”
North Coast opens season 30 with sidesplitting ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ Let’s Review
By diana Saenger
The slam, slam, slamming of doors has never been funnier than in North Coast Repertory Theatre’s (NCRT) current production “Lend Me A Tenor.” Think the Three Stooges chasing themselves through a hotel room or Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in an absurd farce, and that’s the pace of this thoroughly hilarious show. The show opens in the living room of a hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio were sits Maggie (Courtney Corey) and Max (Christopher M. Williams). It’s obvious the two are involved, but Maggie is gushing about Tito (Bernard X. Kopsho), a famous Italian opera tenor coming to their town to star as Othello in a benefit performance. Maggie, who met Tito once before, claims to Max that she needs to have a fling before she settles down. She wants to hear bells when she kisses the right man. Williams puts on one of the best snit-fits I’ve seen on stage in his distress over Maggie’s statements. That’s about the tamest moment
Max fools the cast as ‘Tito,’ from left, Ted Barton, albert Park, Courtney Corey, Jill drexler and Christopher M. Williams. aaron rumley in this winner of three Tony Awards. Entering the living room next is a frazzled Saunders (Ted Barton), Maggie’s father and the man in charge of handling Tito who is, so far, a no-show. Saunders insists that guy-Friday Max must sing the opera in disguise and save the show, and Max is about to
have another meltdown until Tito and his fiery wife Maria (Jessica John) show up. From this moment on nothing is predictable and there’s barely a minute when the audience is not roaring. Obviously it’s Tito’s strong romantic voice (not his portly physique) that enthralls women to
fall at his feet. Coming in and out of those slamming doors and ducking into closets and bathrooms to avoid each other include Maggie, singer Diana (Jacque Wilke), and the opera show manager Julia (Jill Drexler). Maria, tired of women hiding in his closets, tells tenor Tito in her Italian accent, “Someday you gonna wake up in bed and you gonna be a soprano!” Then she abruptly leaves the suite. When Tito insists he must sleep before the evening’s concert, Max helps him by pouring his drinks. Hours later, Tito will not wake up, and a distraught Max has to tell Saunders that Tito is dead. Barton portrays the overwrought Saunders perfectly, never far from a heart attack and creating a tension that can be felt in the back row. Williams easily takes Max through several traumas, and quickly works his way out of one situation into another, all with outrageous gestures. Corey is adorable in her “innocent” pursuit of a fling with Tito and trying to avoid Max and her father. Her facial expressions intensify every evolving emotion.
If you go ■ What: ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ ■ When: • 7 p.m. Wednesdays • 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays • 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays • 7 p.m. Sundays • Through Oct. 9 ■ Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach ■ Tickets: $32-$49 ■ Box Office: (858) 481-1055 ■ Website: northcoastrep.org Wilke, Drexler and John pull off their roles with precision, and adding yet another layer of laughs is Albert Park as the hotel bellhop. He, too, is infatuated with Tito and does all he can to intrude into the hotel room to get a picture and autograph of the tenor. Director Matthew Wiener has raised “Lend Me A Tenor” far off the written page. It’s a spectacular screwball comedy that will have patrons smiling long after they’ve left the theater.
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‘Roots of reeds’ exhibit comes to Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt Founded in 1998 by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music opened in March 2000, giving visitors a chance to interact with some of the instruments that helped shape American popular music. It welcomes 30,000 visitors a year, while offering a variety of workshops and concerts. Recently closed for two months of renovation, the museum’s grand re-opening on Aug. 20 revealed a brighter, more spacious setting with more interactivity than ever, and found visitors of all ages exploring the exhibits and making music of their own. “Our philosophy is allowing people to play real instruments, not dumbeddown versions,” said MoMM Education Manager Jillian Jepsen. At the opening, volunteer Terry Chaffee was demo-ing a Loar mandolin, and giving quickie lessons to anyone in sight. “I love doing this,” he said. “I show folks a cou-
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ple of chords and they’re on top of the world.” The real highlight is the new Innovation Studio, where everyone can play ... and they do. Even if you manage to resist trying out the instruments, you’ll be hooked by the “Global Spotlight,” a giant touch-sensitive digital map featuring the music of 15 countries — tap on a region, and you can hear its traditional music; another tap brings you a clip of contemporary sounds. More countries will be added as time goes by. According to Jepsen, who was also project manager for the renovation, the map is a new concept, developed with Academy Studios, a de-
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The Country Friends 56th annual Art of Fashion Runway Show with designs from the 2011 fall/winter collections of Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, St. John, TOD’S and Versace of South Coast Plaza is set for Thursday, Sept. 22 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo.
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LEGAL notices LEGALS Trustee Sale No. 19855CA Title Order No. 5489236 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0312-2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-06-2011 at 10:00 A.M., MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-20-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 2008-0148023 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: MICHAEL VISCUSO, TRUSTEE OF THE MICHAEL VISCUSO TRUST DATED JULY 21, 2005 as Trustor, LA JOLLA BANK, FSB, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses
of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:$8,711,822.85 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1538 KEARSARGE RD , LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 350-380-09-00 & 350-53010-00 See Declaration, as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, attached hereto and made a part hereof. CALIFORNIA FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE (California Civil Code § 2923.54(a)) The undersigned mortgage loan servicer hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: [ ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. Therefore, the mortgage loan servicer has waited an additional 90 days before giving notice of sale as required by Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a). [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. [ ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a) does not apply because: [ ] The loan was not recorded between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2008. [ ] The loan is not secured by residential real property. [ ] The loan is not secured by a first priority mortgage or deed of trust. [ ] The borrower did not occupy the property as his/her principal residence when the loan became delinquent. [ ] The loan was made, purchased or serviced by (1) a California state or local public housing agency or authority, including state or local housing finance
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agencies established under Division 31 of the Cal. Health & Safety Code and Chapter 6 of the Cal. Military & Veterans Code, or (2) the loan is collateral for securities purchased by any such California state or local public housing agency or authority. [ ] The borrower has surrendered the property as evidenced by either a letter confirming the surrender or delivery of the keys to the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. [ ] The borrower has contracted with someone whose primary business is advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their loan obligations. [ ] The borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the bankruptcy court has not entered an order closing or dismissing the bankruptcy case or granting relief from the automatic stay. OneWest Bank, FSB By: Vicki Brizendine ATTACHMENT TO NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 09-12-2011 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee 3 SAN JOAQUIN, PLAZA STE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 (702) 586-4500 PRIORITYPOSTING. COM DIANNE BURNETT, PRESIDENT MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P878228 9/15, 9/22, 09/29/2011, LJ906 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025335 Fictitious Business Name(s): Huwaert Janitorial Service Located at: 2775 Luna Avenue, San Diego, CA., 92117, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 09/07/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Dominique Huwaert, 2775 Luna Avenue, San Diego, CA., 92117. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/07/2011. Dominique Huwaert, LJ905, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1350 Front St., Room 5056 San Diego, CA., 92101 (619) 525-4064 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing: August 25, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: SIMMON II Inc. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste FC3, San Diego, CA., 92122 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place, LJ904, Sept. 15, 22, 29, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1350 Front St., Room 5056 San Diego, CA., 92101 (619) 525-4064 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing: Aug. 30, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: OCEAN PEBBLES LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA., 92037 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place, LJ903, Sept. 15, 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024887 Fictitious Business Name(s): SD Design Web Located at: 2511 Ardath Ct., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 8/23/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michael Russo, 2511 Ardath Ct., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/31/2011. Michael Russo, LJ900, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024954 Fictitious Business Name(s): JK Computer Services Located at: 3977 Governor Dr., San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 9/1/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Karl Cranford, 7087 Weller Street, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/01/2011. Karl Cranford, LJ899, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00152053-PR-LA-CTL Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101. Branch Name: Probate. Mailing Address: Madge Bradley Building. Estate of Elia Godinez Aguilar, aka Elia Godinez De Romero Decedent. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Elia Godinez Aguilar, aka Elia Godinez De Romero. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Mercedes La Fond in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Mercedes La Fond be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 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: Oct. 13, 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: Michael B. Furman Address: 16766 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite 209 San Diego, CA., 92128 (Telephone): (858) 592-9493 LJ901, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00152051-PR-PL-CTL Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101. Branch Name: Probate. Mailing Address: Madge Bradley Building. Estate of Patricia Godinez Aguilar, aka Patricia Godinez De Sanchez Decedent. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Patricia Godinez Aguilar, aka Patricia Godinez De Sanchez. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Mercedes La Fond in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Mercedes La Fond be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 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: Oct. 13, 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: Michael B. Furman Address: 16766 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite 209 San Diego, CA., 92128 (Telephone): (858) 592-9493 LJ902, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE CASE NUMBER: 37-2011-00152058-PR-LA-CTL Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 4th Ave., San Diego, 92101, Branch Name Central. Mailing Adderss: Same. Estate of James M. Kinder Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of James M. Kinder. Decedent.
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of James M. Kinder. Petition for Probate has been filed by Kimberly E. Kinder in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Brian D. Alexander 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: 10/06/2011, 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: Address: 5151 Shoreham Place, Suite 200, San Diego, CA., 92122 (Telephone): (858) 373-5555 LJ898, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 2011 Trustee Sale No. 749900CA Loan No. 0682977418 Title Order No. 110285635-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/27/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/6/2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10/04/2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2004-0941960, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: CHERYL L. KEENAN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HERS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without
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PAGE B24 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 - LA JOLLA LIGHT covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $689,951.09 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1568 CAMINITO SOLIDAGO LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 358-732-04-07 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the
borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 9/5/2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com P874735 9/8, 9/15, 09/22/2011, LJ897 Trustee Sale No. 749913CA Loan No. 0705031342 Title Order No. 110285769-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/27/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/6/2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11/04/2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 20050963189, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: LITA V. DALIGDIG, A SINGLE WOMAN AND MICHAEL V. DALIGDIG, A SINGLE MAN AND LOLITA Q. DALIGDIG, TRUSTEE OF THE DALIGDIG FAMILY TRUST DATED MAY 25,1984, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $564,153.39 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5410 LA JOLLA BLVD UNIT A-204 LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 357-603-0516 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 9/6/2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www. lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www. priorityposting.com P874623 9/8, 9/15, 09/22/2011, LJ896
DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1350 Front St., Room 5056 San Diego, CA., 92101 (619) 525-4064 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing: August 27, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: LJ Eats LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, CA., 92037 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place LJ895, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024865 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. La Jolla Karate b. LJ Karate c. Karate La Jolla Located at: 7838 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA., 92037, 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: La Jolla Karate, LLC., 4490 Fanuel St., Suite 228, San Diego, CA., 92109, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/31/2011. Ian Sheres, LJ894, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024615 Fictitious Business Name(s): Creighton-Davis Gallery Located at: 115 N. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 2322, Carlsbad, CA., 92018. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 15 Aug 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: John H. Dupree, 3338 La Mirada Dr., San Marcos, CA., 92078. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/29/2011. LJ892, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 Trustee Sale No. F11-00241 DW Loan No. 0000189480 Title Order No. 140-1232916 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/23/2007 AND MORE FULLY DESCRIBED BELOW. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) (payable to Assured Lender Services, Inc.), will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the undersigned trustee (“Trustee”) for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor(s): GORDON E. DUNFEE AND MAUREEN L. DUNFEE, TRUSTEES OF THE GORDON AND MAUREEN DUNFEE 2003 TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 5, 2004 Recorded: recorded on 04/05/2007 as Document No. 2007-0227962 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California; Date of Sale:
9/22/2011 at 10:00AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $956,676.55 The purported property address is: 460 Sea Lane, San Diego, CA 92037 Legal Description SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT “A” EXHIBIT “A” THE WESTERLY 40.00 FEET OF LOTS 17, 18 AND 19 IN BLOCK B OF LA JOLLA BEACH, IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 893 1/2 FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, APRIL 28, 1903. EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AND ALL RIGHTS TO DEVELOP OIL OR GAS. Assessors Parcel No. 351-014-09-00 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 8/29/2011 Assured Lender Services, Inc. Geoffrey Neal, Trustee Sale Officer Assured Lender Services, Inc. 2552 Walnut Avenue Suite 110 Tustin, CA 92780 Sale Line: (714) 573-1965 Sales Website: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: (714) 5087373 To request reinstatement and/ or payoff FAX request to: (714) 5053831 THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P873962 9/1, 9/8, 09/15/2011, LJ891 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024162 Fictitious Business Name(s): BoyceLundstrom.com Located at: 2112 S. Tremont St., Oceanside, CA., 92054, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: was 02/01/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: EXP Glass, LLC., 101 Convention Center Drive, Suite 700, Las Vegas, NV., 89109, Nevada. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/24/2011. Boyce Lundstrom, LJ890, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 Trustee Sale No. 238010CA Loan No. 0623533510 Title Order No. 186019 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-01-2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09-22-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-30-2003, Book , Page , Instrument 2003-0507309, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: BATIA BENPORAT, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check
drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $113,765.32 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 8795 GILMAN DRIVE #A LA JOLLA, CA 92037 APN Number: 344-290-17-69 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-302011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRANDON ROYES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com P873351 9/1, 9/8, 09/15/2011, LJ888 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024275 Fictitious Business Name(s): Dasheen Jewelry Studio Located at: 1295 Prospect St #109, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Dikran Nodznaia, 11727 La Colina Rd., San Diego, CA., 92131. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/25/2011. Dikran Nodznaia, LJ887, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024049 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. All Appliance Expert b. All Appliance Experts Located at: 4155 Executive Dr., #E411, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Husband and Wife. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1 Miroslav Sonjara, 4155 Executive Dr., #E411, La Jolla, CA., 92037. #2 Milica Sonjara, 4155
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It Takes A Village. The La Jolla Community Foundation focuses on enhancing the aesthetic character of the community through the investment and enrichment of the environmental, social and cultural experience of La Jolla, and by creating and improving inviting public spaces. The La Jolla Community Foundation continues to grow and plan future investments in the community of La Jolla. The goal of the temporary art installation by the La Jolla Arts program is two-fold to promote dialogue and connection among residents as well as to enhance the beauty and aesthetic character of the community. We ask you to join us. Join us as we focus on what’s important to La Jolla. Join us as we make a difference that will last for generations. Kim MacConnel • 7724 Girard Avenue
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Executive Dr., #E411, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/23/2011. Miroslav Sonjara, LJ886, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 TS #: CA-11-416474-EV Order #: 110003175-CA-GTI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KAREN PASCOE , A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/28/2005 as Instrument No. 20051021607 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California; Date of Sale: 9/27/2011
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at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $880,889.63 The purported property address is: 6435 AVENIDA WILFREDO LA JOLLA, CA 92037 Assessors Parcel No. 351-682-11-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT
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PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P867539 9/1, 9/8, 09/15/2011, LJ885 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023663 Fictitious Business Name(s): Fysikos Sea Sponge Co. Located at: 3409 Santa Clara Way, Carlsbad, CA., 92010, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2213, Leucadia, CA., 92023. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Brian Cook, 3409 Santa Clara Way, Carlsbad, CA., 92010. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/18/2011. Brian Cook, LJ882, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023532 Fictitious Business Name(s): Southwind Associates Located at: 5643 Bloch St., San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lynn A. Dunlap, 5643 Bloch St., San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/17/2011. Lynn Dunlap, LJ881, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023756 Fictitious Business Name(s): Petra Surfaces Located at: 2953 West Canyon Ave., San Diego, CA., 92123, San Diego
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County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Yusuf Demirhan Asik, 2953 West Canyon Ave., San Diego, CA., 92123. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/19/2011. Yusuf Demirhan Asik, LJ880, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2011-023766 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Artstone Home Design b. Art Stone Home Design Located at: 4467 Dawes St., #1G, San Diego, California, 92109, San Diego County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego county on: 02/05/07, and assigned File No. 2007-004869. Is (are) abandoned by the following registrant (s): #1 Marco Franchetto, 4467 Dawes St., #1G, San Diego, CA., 92109. #2 Marcelo Buccianti Dias Rocha, 5789 Mission Center Road, #206, San Diego, CA., 92108. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 08/19/2011. Marcelo Buccianti Dias Rocha, LJ879, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023759 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Artstone Home Design b. Art Stone Home Design Located at: 6270 Miramar Rd., San Diego, CA., 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business: was 08/8/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: Artstone Home Design LLC., 6270 Miramar Rd., San Diego, CA., 92121, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr.,
Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/19/2011. Marcelo B. Rocha, LJ878, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023492 Fictitious Business Name(s): Seaside Shuttle Located at: 2717 Ridgegate Row, La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 2717 Ridgegate Row, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mohammad Ali Rabbani, 2717 Ridgegate Row, La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/17/2011. Mohammad Ali Rabbani, LJ875, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023591 Fictitious Business Name(s): A2W Engineering Located at: 8078 Regents Rd., #303, San Diego, CA., 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 1 Aug. 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Stephanie Dietrich, 8078 Regents Rd., #303, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/18/2011. Stephanie Dietrich, LJ873, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023488 Fictitious Business Name(s): Abacus Property Management Located at: 11039 Ipai Ct., San Diego, CA., 92127, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: was 8/1/2011. This business is hereby
registered by the following: Abacus Properties, Inc., 11039 Ipai Ct., San Diego, CA., 92127, CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/17/2011. Kathleen Low, LJ871, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-022187 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ink Monsters Located at: 4930 W. Pt. Loma Blvd., Apt F, San Diego, CA., 92107, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 7969, San Diego, CA., 92167. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business: was July 1st, 2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1 Erin Scheibel, 4930 W. Pt. Loma Blvd., Apt F, San Diego, CA., 92107. #2 Jennifer Black, 4930 W. Pt. Loma Blvd., Apt F, San Diego, CA., 92107. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/04/2011. Erin Scheibel, LJ884, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-023721 Fictitious Business Name(s): Salmonberry Consulting Located at: 325 Westbourne St., La Jolla, CA., 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 1653, La Jolla, CA., 92038. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Tahirih Linz, 325 Westbourne St., La Jolla, CA., 92037. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/19/2011. Tahirih Linz, LJ876, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2011
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BUILDING PERMITS The following permit applications were submitted to city’s Development Services Office, Aug. 29-Sept. 9 8435 La Jolla Scenic North Drive. Demolish existing home. $15,000. 7689 Hillside Drive. Repair stairs and deck. $750. 6870 Via Estrada. Remodel master bathroom. $4,500. 7450 Olivetas Ave. Remodel kitchen, closet and electrical/ mechanical. $15,000. 1350 Virginia Way. New retaining wall. No valuation listed. 10650 North Torrey Pines Road. Add new liquid nitrogen tank, pad, piping fencing at Scripps Research Institute. $30,000. 427 Sea Ridge Drive. Build new two-story home plus basement, including site work, fencing, hardscape. No valuation listed. 481 Rosemont St. Re-roof home. No valuation listed.
HOMES SOLD IN LA JOLLA Sept. 1-6 ADDRESS
3120 Bremerton Place 7861 Bellakaren Place 6849 Country Club Drive 5460 La Jolla Hermos Ave. 6022 La Jolla Mesa Drive 5485 Rutgers Road 6545 Muirlands Drive 8742 Villa La Jolla Drive #2B 6455 La Jolla Blvd. #354 5412 Chelsea Ave 8418 Paseo Del Ocaso 5788 Caminito Empresa 8335 Camino Del Oro
3 4 5 3 3 4 3 2 1 3 3 3 4
2 4.5 4 1 2.5 5.5 3.5 2 1 2.5 3 2.5 3
$ 795,000 $1,145,000 $3,900,000 $ 872,000 $2,325,000 $2,200,000 $2,110,000 $ 358,984 $ 202,500 $1,650,000 $2,600,000 $ 630,000 $2,750,000
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6303 Muirlands Drive. Room addition. Kitchen remodel. $23,457. 939 Coast Blvd. Kitchen and bath remodel. $30,000. 7304 Rue Michael. Remodel kitchen, laundry room, master bedroom; add bedroom and bathroom at interior courtyard space. No valuation listed. 2242 Camino del Reposo. Demolish office interior wall. $600. 1247 Silverado St. Add new patio. $6,336. 7919 Avenida Kirjah. Build retaining wall; replaster pool. $29,060. 5939 Via Zurita. Remodel kitchen. $17,280. 6667Avenida de las Pescas. Additions to first floor and add second floor to existing single-story home. No valution listed. 11226 Corte Playa Corona. Loft to fill in above dining room. $8,500.
Coldwell Banker agents donate backpacks to area children A group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Realtors, specializing in University City, were the recent sponsors of their fifth annual Backpack Drive, donating and collecting backpacks along with assorted school supplies for homeless and foster children covered under the Office for Children and Youth in Transition, part of the San Diego Unified School District. The agents involved in the community fundraiser included Katie Dunahoo, June Kubli, Lydia Hwang Vosovic, Kathleen Williams, John Schindel, Venzel Hammershaimb, Alicia Malo, Carol Uribe, John and Sandy Bassler, and Sue Silva. Collectively, they worked to organize the event at Standley Park in August. The agents said they were thrilled with the amount of community support from people of all ages — families even took their children shopping so their kids could select the items to donate. In the end, agents delivered a truckload of wonderful items to the school district drop-off location for students returning to school. “I am very proud of our agents’ efforts and success with the backpack collection,” said Jeff Nunn, office manager of Coldwell Banker La Jolla. “I love that they are helping children get a good start with the school year during a time when education funding and budgets have been minimized.”
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njoy expansive ocean, whitewater and city views to Point Loma and beyond from this spacious, totally remodeled single-level penthouse. It is beautifully appointed with custom cabinetry, Caesar Stone and
granite countertops, contemporary light fixtures, a view-catching mirrored wall in the living room, crown moldings, high ceilings and loads of natural light. Located in an 18-unit complex west of the boulevard in Bird Rock, it’s
an easy walk to shops, restaurants, Calumet Park and a sandy, surfing beach. It’s pre-wired for six flat screen TVs, surround-sound and CAT-5 and has lots of storage, convertible height in some closets, as well as other custom features.
Jan McKusick ■ (858) 454-8846 ■ www.McKusickAssoc.com
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September 21 is International Day of Peace? www.adelaidesflowers.com 858.454.0146 ■ 8th Liquid Nation Ball • Benefits 13 surf-related humanitarian organizations • 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 • La Jolla home of Fernando Aguerre • Dancing, music, food, open bar, auction • $300 • liquid-nation.com ■ Bubble Up Gala • Benefits Ocean Discovery Institute • 6-10 p.m. Sept. 17 • La Costa Resort and Spa • (858) 488-3849 • OceanDiscoveryInstitute.org ■ Romp Roundup • Benefits Ronald McDonald House • Sept. 17 • Music by Steel Magnolia • (858) 598-2415 • email@example.com • rmhcsd.org/en/list-of-events/ romp-2010.html ■ 7th Annual Lab Amore • Benefits Labrador Rescuers • 5 p.m. Sept. 17 • Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Solana Beach • Dinner, open bar, auction • $75, VIP seating $125 • (858) 456-2884 • labradorrescuers.org ■ 4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration • Benefits Seany Foundation work in childhood cancers • 7-10 p.m. Sept. 17 • Birch Aquarium • Cocktails, entertainment, auctions, dinner by Jeffrey Strauss • $150; $1,400 table of 10. • (800) 794-8282 • theseanyfoundation.org ■ 9th Annual Minding the Arts
■ 56th Annual Art of Fashion • 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 • The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe • Boutique shopping, lunch, après affair wine tasting • (858) 756-1192, ext. 4 ■ Starry, Starry Night • Benefits Voices for Children • Sept. 24 • Estate of Joan Waitt • Dinner by Jeffrey Strauss, wines, cocktails, dancing, entertainment, auctions, Neil Diamond Tribute Band • $425; $850 couple • ssn2011.com ■ Autumn Equinox • Benefits Community Resource Center • 5-9 p.m. Sept. 24 • Villa de Flores in Rancho Santa Fe • Food tastings, cocktails and wine, auction items • $75
• (760) 230-6305 • crcncc.org ■ Opus 2011 Gala • Benefits San Diego Symphony • 8 p.m. Oct. 1 • Symphony Hall (concert) • University Club atop Symphony Hall (pre, post events) • $250-$5,000 • (619) 236-5410 ■ Heels@Heal Fashion • Benefits Angels Foster Family Network • 5-10 p.m. Oct. 1 • La Jolla oceanfront home • $100 • (619) 813-1488 • heels2heal.org ■ Lux After Dark • Benefits art institute education programs • Oct. 1 • Rancho Valencia • Auction, dinner, dancing • luxartinstitute.org ■ Concert for the Children Starring Kenny Loggins • Benefits Hospital Infantil de las Californias • Oct. 7 • Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla • $300 • usfcc.org •(619) 298-5437
REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE OPEN SUN. 1-4 · 1126 MUiRLANDS ViSTA WAY
OFFERED AT $2,899,000 Breathtaking Ocean Views! 3 reasons to buy. 1) Breathtaking Ocean Views. 2) .34 acre large and usable view lot. 3) Remodeled elegant interior. This stunning 4 bedroom 4.5 bathroom home will have you at hello! Paradise is found on your 700 esf private Lanai that unifies indoor and outdoor living.
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OFFERED AT $779,000 This 3 bedroom home is the largest FREE standing model in development. One bedroom has a “Murphy Style” bed giving dual options open or closed. High cathedral ceilings lead into spacious living room adjacent to a large family room. Three fireplaces, well appointed kitchen & outdoor patio are perfect for entertaining. Enjoy the “Country Club” facilities: 2 pools, 6 tennis courts, & clubhouse.
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La Jolla Prudential CA Realty
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800 Prospect, 4-D Lynn Walton
La Jolla Coldwell Banker
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La Jolla Prudential CA Realty
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La Jolla Prudential CA Realty
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La Jolla Prudential CA Realty
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La Jolla Prudential CA Realty
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La Jolla Prudential CA Realty
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Magnificent 2001 Spanish Mediterranean 2 level home with a full 180 degree ocean view and walking distance from the Village. Main residence has four bedrooms plus there is a full guest house. Home is completely secure and low maintenance. Ideal primary or vacation home. One of a kind. $2,450,000
An incredible opportunity to purchase in a sought after location in the Village with sunset views just steps from the sand, MCASD, fine dining and walking paths. This spectacular single level home boasts intimate patios, light maple floors, granite kitchen counters, fireplace and underground parking. $1,595,000
Absolutely stunning eastern and night light view from sophisticated single level extensively remodeled home with low maintenance yard overlooking expansive canyon vistas and wildlife. The rooms spill onto a fabulous flagstone entertaining patio with spa, BBQ and fire pit. $1,375,000
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Private and tucked naturally into the hillside with over 2500 square feet in living space is this 6BR, 51/2 bath split-level in the gated community of Ridgegate. Residents of Ridgegate enjoy plenty of amenities including pool and guarded gate entry for your security. $1,195,000
Run donâ€™t walk to see this under market Blackhorse Farms Plan 2 home with 3BR/2.5Ba and 2361 square feet. Features include hardwood floors on the lower level, three fireplaces, skylights, newly-updated kitchen with granite countertops and travertine flooring, and an attached 2 car garage. $899,000
One of four units set amidst a lovely traditional English garden, this charming Tudor style townhome is filled with light and offers both privacy and proximity to all the amenities of the Village. Features include a spacious living room, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings, and an ample master bedroom. $599,000
7780 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA
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