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Sept. 22, 2011

New director selected to fill RSF Association board seat BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Longtime Covenant resident Eamon Callahan will fill the seat left vacant on the RSF Association board by former director Jack Dorsee. Six candidates applied to fill the spot. The board selected the new member by secret ballot on Sept. 15. None of the other candiEamon Callahan dates’ names were revealed. “We were so pleased with the results we had,” said Jack Queen of the number of candidates who responded to the opening on the board. “We had six outstanding candidates and it was really very pleasurable interviewing these people…We really hope they’ll stay involved in the community.” Callahan said he was interested in serving on the board as he plans to retire next month. He holds several degrees in electronic engineering and was a vice president of four different defense companies, in addition to owning four retail businesses. He first retired when he was 34 and quickly learned that it wasn’t the best idea for a self-described “doer” who likes to get things done. In his second retirement, he wants to make sure he’ll have a job to do. “I thought (serving on the board) was a great opportuSee TRUSTEE, page 21

Verizon Wireless to expand 4G cellular network to RSF BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Verizon Wireless announced this week that it will expand its 4G cellular network in northern San Diego County and in Riverside County. Among the new 4G coverage areas in the North County starting Oct. 20 will be Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe and Torrey Highlands, according to a Verizon announcement. Much of the city of San Diego, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Poway and Escondido are already served by a Verizon 4G network, the most advanced technology used by smart phones, tablets and laptop computers to connect with the Internet. Verizon says its 4G network provides speeds up to 10 times faster than its 3G counterpart. For commuters who live in southern Riverside County, the new service areas will also include Temecula and Murrieta, according to the company.

For the kids Billy Ray Smith and Corey Grant attended the inaugural “Refined with Time,” a wine and cuisine The RSF Community Center/Wells Fargo Back-To-School-Bash/Carnival was held event benefitting the Boys & Sept. 16. The event included favorite carnival games from last year, bouncy houses, Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, held games for the older kids and more. Later that evening, a Community Center/Wells Sept. 17 at a private home at Fargo family Movie Night was held at The Inn at RSF. See more inside. (Above at the The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe. Bash) Cupcake, Caroline Bedikian, Isabelle Katz, Ashley Bedikian, Marlo Katz. See page B23 for more. Photo/Jon Clark Photo/Rob McKenzie

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RSF Association board agrees to share repair cost for Golf and Tennis Club parking lot BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER The Rancho Santa Fe Association will chip in for half of the $44,000 repair cost of the RSF Golf and Tennis Club parking lot, the Association board decided in a 5-1 vote on Sept. 15. The club’s lots have deteriorated due to use, water erosion and invading roots of large trees growing adjacent to the lots. The last improvements were done in 2007 and the lot is in need of repair, seal coating and restriping. According to research, 37 percent of the business in the Golf Club dining room comes from non-Golf Club members of the Association. Additionally, the Association often uses Golf Club facilities for meetings, retreats, dinners and events. In light of that shared use, the Association will contribute $21,866 to-

ward the project on the condition that the Golf Club reduces its bank loan by a corresponding amount from its free reserves. The funding request was met with some resistance from Association director Ann Boon. Boon noted that the Association’s homeowner assessment delinquencies are up and last year for the first time property values went down 3 percent, which in turn meant the Association’s income went down 3 percent. She said she’s heard that the Golf Club has a positive cash flow and its revenues are strong. “(The Golf Club) is fine and we’re facing delinquencies. It doesn’t matter who uses the parking lots, we don’t need to be handing out money until we get a long-term fix on our budget,” Boon said.

She suggested that Golf Club member assessments pay for maintenance and that maybe the Association should charge a lease on the club land. Mike Irvine, the RSF Golf Club president, offered a counterpoint that the club was hit just as hard as everyone else by the economic downturn. He said new memberships have dropped and earlier in the year it was reported golf rounds were down 12 percent. Association director Dick Doughty disagreed with Boon and said that the club has a well-established agreement with the Association—he said $21,866 was a small amount of money and giving it to them was “the neighborly thing to do.” “Small amounts of money can really add up,” Boon said. See COST, page 21

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Lake Hodges project begins pumped storage and power generation operations The first of two 28,000-horsepower pump turbines at the San Diego County Water Authority’s Lake Hodges Pump Storage Project has begun operations. The facility is now available to help meet the region’s water and energy demands, by providing 20,000 acre-feet of emergency water storage and up to 20 megawatts (MW) of electricity for the region, enough power for 13,000 homes. “This is visionary and innovative infrastructure that will pay water supply

and power reliability dividends for decades,” Water Authority Board Chair Michael T. Hogan said. “The hydroelectric operations will also benefit our ratepayers by generating revenue that will help offset the facility’s operating costs.” The $196 million Lake Hodges project is a key part of the Water Authority’s $1.5 billion Emergency Storage Project, a system of reservoirs, pipelines and pumping stations designed to ensure that up to a six-month supply of locally stored waSee HODGES, page 21

RSF Association goes electronic Those big binders of information that RSF Association directors used to lug around are now a thing of the past. The Association has gone completely electronic and each director now has an iPad stored with meeting agendas, minutes and background documents. The good news about the Association going electronic is that agendas may be able to be posted online before the meeting for public view, as well, Association Manager Pete Smith said. Currently, agendas are posted on the board outside of the Association office. — Karen Billing

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Santa Fe Irrigation District not impacted by blackout asks customers to reset their irrigation controllers The Santa Fe Irrigation District is asking its customers to check and, if needed, reset their automatic irrigation systems. Following the county-wide power outage last week, many customers’ automatic sprinkler and irrigation systems may have reverted to their default setting once the power was restored. Most irrigation timers have a battery that will store watering settings in case of a power outage and download the settings when the power is restored. However, if the battery is old or no battery is installed, your controller could default to a schedule of 10 minutes a day – every day – for every station. This may affect customers’ water bill, and result in water waste, as the irrigation system may be on longer and more frequently than before the power outage. The district suggests customers check their automatic irrigation timers to find out if theirs has defaulted. To tell if the controller has defaulted, the display on many controllers will “blink” on and off as a warning. Customers should check the controller’s day and time settings, and reset them to the normal irrigation settings. In addition, Santa Fe Irrigation District suggests that customers replace the back-up batteries as a precaution. As a reminder, September is a good time to inspect your irrigation controller and decrease the amount of water use as the autumn days become shorter and temperatures cooler. For additional information on water conservation, visit the district’s website at Individuals with questions can call the district office at (858) 756-2424.

When the blackout hit San Diego County on Thursday, Sept. 8, many local grocery stores reportedly had to throw out a lot of perishable food. Rancho Santa Fe’s Stumps Village Market was not among them due to a renovation completed five years ago, manager Matt Basham reported at the Sept. 15 RSF Association board meeting. Basham said that the renovations of their Rancho Santa Fe market included new coolers with a battery pack that can run up to eight hours. The dairy box is normally kept at 34 degrees and the “danger zone” is probably at 45 degrees— during the blackout the temperature only raised to 41 degrees and all of the food was fine. “The ice cream didn’t even melt,” Basham said. — Karen Billing

Another mountain lion spotted in RSF A Rancho Santa Fe resident saw a mountain lion cross her property, located in the 16600 block of Zumaque, on Sept. 12 around 10 a.m. The cat did not approach her or anyone else. It proceeded down into the San Dieguito River Canyon, which is their habitat. If you should see a mountain lion, you are encouraged to call Fish and Game at 858467-4257. If the animal is a threat, call 911. Mountain lions’ main food source is deer and coyotes. Eliminating plant species that attract deer help discourage mountain lions from coming into the area. “Mountain lions are most active at night, as well as dusk and dawn,” RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said. “Do not leave children outside unattended; don’t leave pet food or food that may attract animals outside. Do not leave animals outside unattended. Horses should be kept in stalls in the barn. Be careful when walking/ jogging at dusk and dawn time periods. If you see a mountain lion, make noise-lots of it. Yell, scream, and bang on something. For example, pocket- sized air horns are a good way to do that.” If you have any questions please call the Dept of Fish and Game at 858-467-4201 or the RSF Patrol 858756-4372.




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September 22, 2011


Two RSF teens raise money to build basketball court in Uganda James Lock and Devon Roeper, both 16, traveled to Uganda during June of 2010 with the Children’s Heritage Foundation, a Del Mar nonprofit foundation. Initially, they both spent time working at the Victor’s School in Mokono, an orphanage and boarding school which boards about 400 school children in barrack-like quarters and provides K thru 8 education for a total of about 800 children. Although the school and dormitories provide a safe environment for the children, the living conditions were basic at best with 20-30 children to a bedroom and no electricity or indoor plumbing. The only water source was a pump in the middle of the school campus. They also noted that the youth in the community hung around in large groups and had no safe or constructive activities to participate in. James stayed at the Victor’s School and helped build a soccer field. He remembers how excited the kids were to have a place to play soccer. “They wanted to help us during their class breaks. It was so hot and humid, but they never complained, and they started playing on the field before it was complete.” While James remained in Mokono, Devon traveled to the north of Uganda and worked with a mobile medical team, providing medical treatment to people in the bush near the Congo and Sudan boarders. The team served 600-700 people a day, many of whom had never had access to a physician or medical treatment.

When James and Devon returned to Rancho Santa Fe, they were determined to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in Uganda. They both had a love for basketball and played for their respective high school teams, so they started to investigate the possibility of building a basketball court in Devon Roeper and James Lock Mokono. They bedonations for basketball jerseys. She gan to think of approached her high school, Bishop’s, ways to raise the money necessary to and was elated at a donation of over build the court. Instead of receiving 150 jerseys and shorts. In June of 2011, presents for birthdays and Christmas, James and Devon decided ask for dona- James, a student at Santa Fe Christian, returned to Mokono with The Chiltions for the basketball court. They dren’s Heritage Foundation. He was also each asked friends and family to able to witness the progress on the donate to their efforts. By the spring court, as well as help with some of its of 2011, James and Devon had collecconstruction. tively raised over $13,000. With the James and Devon have been told help of parents and other adults, they that the court has taken on a life of its coordinated the acquisition of land, own and has become a gathering place; the hiring of contractors and the purnot just of children of the town but for chase of supplies. Work on the court the adults, as well. It is a community began in May of 2011. From 9,000 source of pride and is providing a miles away, they watched pictures healthy, safe, drug-free environment posted on Facebook that chronicled for the town. Currently, boys and girls the completions of the construction of teams have been organized and have the first public basketball court in the started to play teams from other comregion. Not just content with a basketmunities, with the goal of competing ball court, Devon began looking for

in some national tournaments. James and Devon are not done with their commitment to make a positive change in the lives of the children in Mokono. They both plan to return to Mokono in August of 2012 to hold a basketball clinic for boys and girls in the town. During this year, they plan to get donations for basketball shoes and equipment. They are both interested in having their efforts be bigger than just the building of a basketball court and are hoping to see a legacy of partnership develop between their schools and the kids of Mokono, that outlasts their time at Santa Fe Christian and Bishop’s. James and Devon want to publicly thank everyone who has contributed to making the basketball court a reality. “We couldn’t have done it alone,” James says. If you would like to donate money, basketball equipment, athletic shoes, or uniforms for the children of Mokono and the Victor’s School, please contact: Robert Lewison, Children’s Heritage Foundation at robert@ or (619) 787– 8587.

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September 22, 2011

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Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe announces Performing Arts student scholarship The Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, a community service organization and a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, announce the creation of a performing arts student scholarship. On Sept. 6, Sharon McDonald, president of the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, announced the creation of the Holly Wilson Performing Arts Student Scholarship. Wilson was the founder of the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe 11 years ago. The scholarship is for $2,500 per year for four years and is for pursuit of an education in the performing arts. Ruby Edman, EDD, is the scholarship chair for Community Concerts of RSF. She is the former principal in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Dr. Edman will be following procedures as outlined by the San Dieguito High School District for administration of the scholarship. Her previous experience of working with the Del Mar Rotary and Maega Community Organization on scholarship projects is an asset to the administration of the project. Funding for the student scholarship will be provided from proceeds from the Community Concerts of RSF Endowment Fund, which is held by the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The fund originated at the onset of Community Concerts of RSF by visionary patrons to insure continuation of this organization. The development of the scholarship was a result of the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe’s expanded mission of developing talent for the future. To be eligible, recipients are to be graduating seniors at either Torrey Pines or Can-

yon Crest high schools who have demonstrated academic excellence with a minimum grade point average of B+ and are pursuing a career in either the vocal or instrumental performing arts. For additional information, call Dr. Edman at 858-755-1414. Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe’s other activities include a season of four eclectic concerts coupled with an outreach program for various schools and community organizations (artists give an abbreviated performance on the day of the concert). Additionally, the CCofRSF, has created a forum for benefit concerts in support of local organizations, such as the Performing Arts Center at Rancho Santa Fe on the R. Roger Rowe campus. This coming concert season opens on Nov. 18 with jazz sensation, Anna Wilson and continues to Jan. 25th with Intersection, a classical string quartet, then onto March 21, 2012 with The Water Coolers, a musical comedy group. The final concert is on April 13, 2012 with vocalist, Christiane Noll. Complimentary catered hors d’ oeuvres, desserts, coffee, soft drinks and wine (the wine is donated by Northern Trust Bank) are served at each concert. In support of encouraging children’s musical interest children less than 18 years are admitted without charge. The concert venue is the Fellowship Hall of the Village Presbyterian Church. Join them for four delightful evenings with your friends and neighbors. For information visit, e-mail or contact Sharon McDonald at 858-922-4440.

Patrick Kennedy to speak at event launching Scouting’s Mental Health Awareness badge The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) will celebrate National Bipolar Awareness Day with a visit from former Congressman Patrick Kennedy at a public forum from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on 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 questionand-answer session will follow. He served 16 years in

Patrick Kennedy the U.S. House of Representatives and is predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity 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. If you, or someone you know, would like to attend the public forum, please contact or call 858342-0327. To learn more about Girl Scouts San Diego, please visit

RSF GOP Women to hold ‘Candidates Forum and Mixer’ Oct. 9 The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women will hold its annual Candidates Forum and Mixer on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9, from 3-5 p.m. in the Courtyard of the Pantry Restaurant. Official candidates and current office holders will each speak shortly and then mingle with all who attend. Congressional candidates include Brian Bilbray, Dr. Wayne Iverson and John Stahl; California Assembly candidates Marie Waldron, Sherry Hodges, Kevin Davis, Farrah Douglas, Rocky Chavez and Martin Garrick; County Supervisor candidate Steve Danon and Bill Horn; City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and San Diego Mayoral Candidates Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis and Nathan Fletcher round out the group. Cost is $25.00 per person, mail checks to RSF RWF, P. O. Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Please reserve by Wed., Oct. 5, with Kathy at or 858-7569906.

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September 22, 2011

Teen learns about global issues from experts at summit in Switzerland BY KAREN BILLING Staff Writer Local teenager Morgan Hicks spent part of her summer vacation singing “Happy Birthday” to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Her memorable birthday tribute came courtesy of the One Young World Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, where Hicks was one of 1,600 young delegates selected to attend from around the world. Hicks, a senior at the Bishop’s School, was treated Morgan Hicks, third from left, with other youths in Zurich, Switzerland. to seminars on world issues given by some of the most Hicks said. well-known experts on the topic, such as At the One World Summit, Hicks met Tutu, former UN Secretary General Kofi fellow delegates, ages 18-30, from all over Annan, activist Bob Geldof, Nobel Peace the world. She was one of the youngest Prize Winner Muhammad Yunis, Crown there but connected with people from EngPrince Haakon of Norway, Doctors Withland, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Morocco, Libya out Border co-founder Bernard Kouchner, and Syria. and Wael Ghonim, the Google executive “It was really interesting and humwho organized protests in Egypt. bling to hear the opinions of the other del“It was inspirational,” Hicks said. “I’m egates about the U.S.,” Hicks said “Comin such a bubble here and a lot of these pared to a lot of countries, we are such a topics I had never experienced. We heard young nation and we have a lot to learn. I about politics, the environment, capitalthink we can learn a lot from different ism, economics, leadership and how to countries and it was interesting to hear have relationships with other countries to their perspective.” promote world peace.” Hicks heard presentations on a wide Hicks was selected to attend the sumvariety topics, from feminism and women’s mit by the International Community rights to issues in Africa; learning about the Foundation (ICF), a National City organiproblems the country is facing and steps zation she has interned for since her freshthat can be taken to ensure it doesn’t get man year. Donor Antonio Diaz, through worse. his San Diego-Tijuana Talented Youth OpShe was inspired by a delegate she met portunities Fund at ICF, sponsored Hicks’ from Rwanda who used to be a child soltrip. dier. ICF President and Founder Richard Kiy, “That blew me away,” Hicks said. “Dealso a local resident, thought Hicks would spite everything that happened he doesn’t be the perfect ambassador for their organiwant to crawl in a hole and hide, he wantzation for all the “amazing” contributions ed to make a difference. It was amazing and she has made in such a short time. inspirational.” At ICF, Hicks helped launch the Youth She took very detailed notes during the International Philanthropy Council, which presentation by Doug Richards, an entreencourages and inspire youth to take on preneurship expert. Hicks said Richards cross-border giving. spoke about the challenges of the world to“There’s a lot of opportunity for kids to day and how as young leaders, they are in take on projects but they feel like they charge of making it better. don’t have the vehicle to do so,” Hicks said, Hicks will carry Richards’ words and noting that her council gives them one. all the other invaluable messages she reOne of her first projects was helping ceived at the summit, as she continues in raise $125,000 for a new playground in her efforts at ICF and beyond. While she Mexico for abandoned and neglected childoesn’t know what college she will attend, dren. she knows she wants to study social entreWith the knowledge gained from her preneurship. experience at ICF, Hicks also wrote “The “Change starts from one person… Teenagers Guide to International Giving,” Don’t be afraid to make a difference,” Hicks which will be published in the fall. advised. “I’m proud that we were able to sponInitially she was nervous about worksor Morgan and hope it leads to others to ing in Mexico but pushing herself outside follow in her path,” Kiy said. “I look forher comfort zone allowed her to discover ward to her inspiring others on how they that it was a wonderful country and also alcan make a difference.” lowed her to meet the people she was takIn addition to her work with ICF, Hicks ing an active role in helping. also co-founded the “Students Against De“You learn something if you put yourstructive Decisions” club at Bishop’s and is self out there,” Hicks said. “Your physically a member of the cross country, soccer and being in the experience changes you, rather track teams. than just sending a check.” “I’m very busy but I like it that way. I get more things done when I’m busy,”

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Jenna Druck Center founder visits ‘Ground Zero’ ‘Girl Power’ coming Oct. 19

Local man’s quest to help others deal with grief takes him to N.Y. BY JOE TASH Contributor For the past 15 years, Ken Druck has helped grieving families move on with their lives. On Sunday, Sept. 11, he stood at a spot where the entire country’s grief was focused — the memorial park at “Ground Zero,” where New York City’s World Trade Center towers once touched the sky. Druck and his wife, Lisette Omoss, traveled to New York to meet with families of people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks, and Druck also delivered a talk on promoting resiliency at a “Day of Remembrance” event organized by the nonprofit group Voices of September 11. Keynote speakers at the event also included

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Druck, a local resident and founder of the Jenna Druck Center, also attended the ceremony on Sept. 11 marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks and the unveiling of the memorial park, which includes pools where the towers once stood, and low walls engraved with the victims’ names. “ I was feeling like I was in the presence of something so honorable that had been given to the families of those who were lost, including police and firefighters and first responders, and the overwhelming sense of love,” said Druck of the ceremony.

Above: The memorial pool at the former World Trade Center site. Left: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ken Druck.

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Druck was inspired to launch a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping families through the bereavement process after his older daughter, Jenna, died in a 1996 bus crash while studying in India. The Jenna Druck Center offers support groups, grief education and other services for people whose loved ones have died. The center also has a program that offers mentoring and leadership training for teenage girls. Over the years, Druck — who was trained as a psychologist but no longer practices — has been called to assist at numerous tragic events, from airline crashes to school shootings. In 2001, he received requests to help families of the Sept. 11 victims deal with their loss. Over the next four to five years, he traveled back to his native New York to meet with families, consult with the New York Fire Department and help set up programs for the bereaved. He has also worked with North County residents and others from Southern California who lost relatives in the Sept. 11 attacks. His approach, said Druck, is to deal with grief on a human level. “Our orientation is to normalize and humanize grief,” he said. “Grief is a human, normal response to loving somebody and losing them.” The Sept. 11 commemoration, he said, offered a bittersweet opportunity to reconnect with people he has worked with over the years, and also to experience the newly opened memorial in person. He recalled one man who came up and hugged him, because an inspirational CD Druck had recorded about dealing with the loss of a loved one had helped the man deal with his own grief. Druck said he spoke with Hillary Clinton, who along with her husband, President Bill Clinton, helped clear the way for Jenna Druck’s body to be transported back to the United States after her death. Druck continues to serve on the board of the Jenna Druck Center and also run support groups and teach grief education classes. His for-profit business, Druck Enterprises, Inc., provides such services as executive coaching, organizational consulting and team-building support. He said he is proud of the role the Jenna Druck Center has played in helping victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy, along with helping others dealing with the loss of friends or relatives. “Our challenge as a community and a nation is trying to become more grief-literate. Our challenge going forward is to turn painful memories into expressions of love for what we’ve lost,” he said. For more information, visit

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Local resident heads up new push for Rady’s pediatric GI division to become one of the Top 5 in the nation BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor Dr. Ariel Feldstein, 38, is the father of four young children, including triplets. He’s also a pediatric physician and scientist recognized for his innovative research and treatment of children with liver diseases and for inventing non-invasive diagnostic procedures to make a child’s clinical experience easier and less painful. And he’s the newly-recruited chief of the Pediatric Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Rady Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in California and the largest

source of comprehensive children’s medical services, including outpatient clinics, in San Diego. Feldstein took up his new position at Rady’s two months ago after serving seven years on the pediatric staff of the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, the last three years of which as director of pediatric research. We interviewed him in his office at Rady’s main hospital on Children’s Way. He is definitely a man with a mission. His philosophy of living and working is simple: “Do things you feel passionate about; don’t be afraid of changes; learn

Quick Facts Name: Ariel E. Feldstein, M.D. Distinction: As a leading physician/scientist in pediatric hepatology (liver diseases among children), Dr. Feldstein recently joined the staff of Rady’s Children’s Hospital as Chief of the Pediatric Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He is also a professor of pediatrics at UCSD. Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 38 years ago Education: M.D., with honors, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, 1997; Postdoc Fellow, Department of Physiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1997-98; residency in pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, 1998-2001; Fellow in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Mayo Clinic, 2001-04. Family: He and his wife, Bettina, (nee Papouchado), met in medical school in Buenos Aires. His wife is a pathologist. They have four children; Lucia, 4, and triplets, Natalie, Emily, and Dylan, 8, students at Sycamore Ridge School. Interests: Running, tennis, reading contemporary and classic novels, and South American literature. Current reading: “Freedom,” a novel by American writer Jonathan Franzen, and re-reading the classic Russian novel, “The Brothers Karamazov,” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Favorite getaway: Buenos Aires, Argentina Favorite foods: “Being an Argentinean, the barbeque is my weakness. I have to confess that.” Favorite films: Woody Allen films Philosophy: “My philosophy is: ‘Do things you feel passionate about; don’t be afraid of changes; learn from your failures and successes; and surround yourself with people who inspire you and push you to be better.”

from your failures and successes; and surround yourself with people who inspire you and push you to be better.” Last year, Rady’s gastroenterology division conducted 15,000 outpatient and inpatient visits and performed more than 2,100 procedures. With 19 specialists on staff, the division also operates outpatient clinics at five locations, including the main hospital and Rady’s facilities in Escondido, Encinitas, Oceanside and Murrieta. “My vision,” Feldstein said, “is to continue to strengthen what is being done at Rady’s and in the next several years for it to become one of the Top Five programs in the country.” Rady’s gastroenterology division recently ranked #31 among 177 U.S. children’s hospitals in a recent U.S. News & World Report survey to identify the top children’s hospitals in the country in 10 pediatric specialties. Asked how he intends to accomplish his goal of getting into the “Top Five,” he said: “We have just recruited a director for a new motility center for the testing of children with digestive disorders that we are opening later this fall; and we are in the process of recruiting a new director for the liver transplant program; and we are creating a new inflammatory bowel disease center. “With these three comprehensive centers, our goal is to provide the best possible care for children with these conditions and, at the same time, to innovate and find new treatments and new noninvasive tests to diagnose and monitor these diseases.” Nationally, the numbers of children suffering from GI-related diseases, including liver diseases, has been growing “exponentially,” over the last two decades, Feldstein said, “and we believe that this in part is related to

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the obesity epidemic.” The most common liver disease in children, he said, is called the fatty liver disease, directly related to overweight and obesity and associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. Statistics indicate that 10 percent of children in the U.S. have fatty liver disease. “The vast majority of them have a benign condition;” he said. “however, a percentage of them have significant, progressive liver disease, with the increased risk of progressing to cirrhosis of the liver eventually requiring liver transplantation. “Those are the children for whom we are a national referral center here at Rady’s,” he said, “and part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) consortium selected to study this disease.”

Children diagnosed with liver fatty disease are treated with an intense, lifestyle program that includes diet, exercise, and counseling. “There are no medications that have been approved specifically for the treatment of the disease — and that is an area of intense research that we are significantly a part of. We are trying to identify new, safe medications that can be used because we know, unfortunately, that the lifestyle approach only works for a small percentage of children.” Feldstein was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of a cardiologist. He remembers, as a child, going to his father’s office and helping out in any way he could. Both he and his older sister followed in their father’s footsteps and

became physicians. His sister is a breast pathologist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “It was in my genes,” he acknowledged, “and there was no doubt that was what I wanted to do.” His grandparents were Russian Jews who had fled persecution in Russia before the 1917 Russian Revolution and had immigrated to Argentina. He grew up post-Peron Argentina. It was a time of transition from military dictatorships to democracy, he said, and as such, was, politically and economically, a chaotic time, “as is typical in Argentina, but it was a time of freedom, which was unique.” By 1983, when Feldstein was 11, he said, Argentina had passed through its period of military rule, and had become a democracy. He earned his M.D. from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, with honors, in 1997. At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he did a postdoctoral fellowship in liver pathobiology, a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, completed in 2004. He subsequently joined the Cleveland Clinic where he developed a pediatric preventative metabolic clinic with a multidisciplinary team of doctors and healthcare professionals who provided a comprehensive approach to preventing the onset/ progression of metabolic complications of obesity in children. In 2008, he was appointed director of pediatric research at the Cleveland Clinic and served as such until joining Rady’s. To keep in shape, the youthful-looking physician runs four miles a day, three or four times a week, and plays tennis. He’s an avid reader of contemporary and classic novels, and South American literature.



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Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF resident brings boutique to community she calls home

BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER A new boutique has popped up at Del Rayo Village in Rancho Santa Fe, offering everything from flip flops and beach bags to dresses by Diane von Furstenberg. Called Poppy Boutique, Fairbanks Ranch resident Heather Hunter opened the shop in mid-July. Prior to opening Poppy, Hunter built a local following selling apparel on her retail website “Pink Icing” and with a small selection for sale at Plume in the RSF village. Hunter is very excited to bring the store to the neighborhood where the bulk of her clients call home. “There aren’t a lot of options for people in the area to shop, it always feels like such an event to go to somewhere like Nordstrom or the mall,” Hunter said. “I wanted to have multiple options close by, a boutique that can really cater to the community. This community was able to help me build my business and I want to provide a service back to

Her husband’s job relocation landed Hunter in Fairbanks Ranch and Pink Icing picked up steam. When a friend offered her a small spot to showcase her clothing in Plume, she jumped at the opportunity. “My clientele grew and grew so I needed more space,” Hunter said. Her new space in Del Rayo looks fresh and new— she completely remodeled the former Gracie location, lightened and opened it up. The boutique is crisply white with splashes of funky hot pink and orange. Clear globe lights hang from the ceiling and a pair of Capiz shell chandeliers make a big statement over a display of jewelry, courtesy of M&M Gems, a line run out of Fairbanks Ranch. Poppy has items for everyday casual looks such as tops, jeans and cardigans, “easy to grab and good for gifts,” as well as a variety of dresses from American contemporary designers, good finds for women busy with events and functions. Hunter said when a woman declares there’s nothing in her closet and there’s an event

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RSF Women’s Fund grant helps spread word about need for foster families BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor Editor’s note: This is the third article in a four-part series that spotlights four separate local organizations, each having received a financial gift from the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund. The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund (RSFWF) recently received word from the Angels Foster Family Network (Angels) – one of eight local organizations to benefit from this year’s funding awards – that its grant has already made a huge impact. Angels, a recipient in the Health and Social Services category, used most of the $40,000 donation to pay for a wide-reaching public relations outreach and media campaign. “We had the largest group ever at an orientation last week — 16 couples — and as a result we are now offering two informational sessions per month so that we can get everyone interested into an orientation and those who qualify, signed up for the October training series,” said Cathy

Richman, the agency’s founder and director. “We are thrilled at the high volume this campaign has created and, most of all, we remain so very grateful to the RSF Women’s Fund group for making this all possible.” The media effort is to recruit qualified foster families, to increase community awareness of the critical need for foster families and to spotlight some of the problems faced by infants and toddlers, some of them abused and in desperate need of care. There were five members of the RSFWF who were assigned to the site visit committee: Annabel Moore, Kathy Yash, Gail Kendall, Becky Horowitz and Diane Murphy, committee leader. Each were touched by what they learned about the organization. “I volunteered for this site visit because I have a friend who actually has fostered for something like this and is deeply rewarded for the love and protection of a child,” said Horowitz. “The way the government works, you have so much slip

A recent picnic for Angels’ families through the cracks [but] the woman who runs the organization is strictly volunteering and has given time and unconditional love to make this work.” During the site visit, at Richman’s office in San Diego, a foster mother was there with her baby whom she was planning to adopt. “Needless to say, I had a lump in my throat throughout the visit,” Horowitz recalled on meeting that foster mother.

The encounter also touched Murphy. “We were informed of the circumstances of this baby being taken away from his parents and his physical and emotional state at that time. To see, months later, how happy and healthy-looking this little boy was and how attached he was to his foster mom showed how very important it is to have a foster family agency such as Angels be available to place babies with their wonderful

families,” she said. Unlike traditional foster care agencies, Angels focuses solely on newborns to 2-year olds. Families must pass stringent screening requirements and undergo orientation prior to fostering. They care for only one child or sibling group at a time and one stay-at-home parent is required to provide full-time love and care for all babies under 18 months. In addition, the families agree to keep the babies until their permanent home is decided by the court, said Murphy. Foster parents train for eight weeks. Training is interactive and includes a pass/fail component. Angels social workers are on call 24 hours a day to Angels foster parents and, as such, no phone call or request is left unattended for more than five-six hours, said Richman. Angels has been placing children in foster homes for 12 years. “We stay in close touch with many of our families over the years and we are able to monitor the progress of children now up to 12 years old,” Richman


said. Overall, children who came into placement as infants, drug exposed in-utero, with broken bones, severe bruising, or malnourished have developed at normal rates once stabilized with their Angels families. Approximately 50 percent of those children who have been in foster care for a period of 90 days-plus, are adopted by their Angels family because reunification efforts with their birth families proved unsuccessful, said Richman. “How fortunate these babies are to live with one loving family for the duration of their foster care time, rather than go back into the foster care system and move from family to family,” said Murphy. “Hopefully, one day soon, Angels’ goal of substantially increasing their foster family base will be realized so that they will never have to turn a child away for lack of foster parents.” To find out more about the Angels Foster Family Network, visit

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Let’s see how many basic real estate statistics are corrupted from not cleaning this s common data integrity issue. First of all, marketing time is underestimated. Instead o marketing time would be calculated as 2 months, July 1, 2011 – August 31, 2011. Seco Listing Price”, becomes corrupt. Without cleaning the raw data for this issue, the orig Original Listing Price ratio of 94% ($3,000,000 / $3,200,000) compared to 86% ($3 basic as the number of new listings is over-estimated. After all, if a listing expires and t

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Lastly, what is a buyer or seller to do with a report full of supposedly accurate statistics they relate to one another? What are they collectively saying? This is the real challen one will find contradictory statistics. How do they reconcile to tell the true story? Withou the puzzle together, the report is no more than trivia. Yet, to piece the puzzle toge often has to take a deep dive into the data to answer specific more-focused question where canned reports more often than not fail. There is no way to go under the hood those deeper questions.

There used to be a time when Rancho Santa Fe real estate was as simple as intimately the inventory and clients’ needs. Today that is not enough. Today, buyers and sellers demanding to understand market behavior and performance. There is no way to under market without robust, reliable reports and the assistance to take them apart to answ questions that are unique to particular clients.


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single calculating the marketing time as 8 months, January 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011, the ondly, any statistic that depends on a correct original listing price, such as “Sales/Original nal listing price appears to be $3,200,000 rather than $3,500,000, creating a Sales/ ,000,000 / $3,500,000), respectively. Thirdly, one could even argue that something as he property is put right back on the market, is that really another new listing?

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September 22, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF Education Foundation contribution campaign is celebrated with Red Envelope Friday Sept. 30 The annual contribution campaign for Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation is celebrated with Red Envelope Friday on Sept. 30, from 7:45 a.m.8:05 a.m. and 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m. at drop off and pickup locations at R. Roger Rowe School. On Red Envelope Friday, community businesses, residents and parents of students at Rancho Santa Fe School are strongly encouraged to make their Education Foundation contributions in order to maintain the Five-Star Education programs for the year. Rancho Santa Fe School’s Five-Star Education This year the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation has committed to raising $1,000,000 to fulfill our grant to the school to support the budget of the Rancho Santa Fe School, which allows for an enriched public education experience that is among the best in the country with small class sizes averaging 18, specialized teachers (61 percent of teachers have advanced degrees), a literacy excellence program from Columbia University for reading and writing, integrated science and differentiated math programs. Fair Share $1,497 per child Every child benefits from the Five-Star Education program, but it takes the support of all parents to maintain the effort. Parents are asked to contribute to the best of their ability, keeping in mind that the “Fair Share” cost per child is $1,497 ($1 million divided by 668 students). Families that contribute at the higher Cap & Gown and Scholar’s Circle levels receive special recognition.

Red Envelope Friday, Sept. 30 – Participation Counts! It is strongly encouraged that everyone contribute, or pledge to contribute, on or before Red Envelope Friday. 100 percent participation among school families is necessary to maintain this world-class education in the current climate of cuts to state and local education funding, and encourages community and corporate donations. On Sept. 30, Red Envelope Friday, volunteers will be at drop off and pick up collecting pledge forms and contributions. Also, parents will notice red boxes at the office and around campus where they can drop their contributions. Five-Star Education Programs are in place for 2011/12 and the funds are due immediately to cover their costs – please contribute today! Contribution Recognition All contributions are tax-deductible, receive car window stickers and a student directory. As well, the first “Thank you contributing families, teachers, staff and community partners” list will be published and distributed to all families shortly after Red Envelope Friday, recognizing all those who have contributed. There will be no matching funds this year so don’t wait to contribute. “What is the difference?” The answer is the Education Foundation’s tagline, “The difference is YOU.” For more information about Red Envelope Friday or to make a contribution, contact the RSF Education Foundation at (858) 756-1141 x208. You can also go to the Education Foundation’s website at and download contribution forms online.

Jewish Learning Institute opening new branch in RSF After months of planning, Rancho Santa Fe is finally on the map of premier Jewish learning. Beginning this fall, the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) opens a new branch in RSF, which brings the total number of JLI locations to over 350 worldwide. The JLI is the first international educational institution to present traditional Judaism in a professional, innovative, academically challenging-yet-accessible format. The JLI was created to address the need of Jewish adults for in-depth Jewish knowledge. Authorities on each subject have organized the curriculum and teaching materials for each course. JLI’s mission is to remain the world’s pre-eminent institute for adult Jewish learning. “The Jewish Learning Institute allows you to explore basic Jewish ideas, to share critical analysis and intensive discussion with exciting instructors and classmates,” said [name], chairman of the local JLI committee. “At the heart of Jewish culture there has always been Jewish learning — an engaged and vibrant meeting of minds,” explains Rabbi Levi Raskin, the local JLI instructor. “We’re excited to be able to bring this open and interactive learning environment to our community.” The program begins with Fascinating Facts in November, continues with Money Matters in February 2012 and concludes with The Art of Marriage in May 2012. This sequence is designed to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of Jewish thought, heritage, and tradition, and enables students to achieve basic Jewish litera-

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RSF Rotary Club welcomes new members, donates funds (Top left) RSF Rotary Club Past President Patrick Galvin presents a check to RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney. The check was proceeds from the RSF Rotary Rummage Sale, which benefitted the school, RSF Community Center, RSF Garden Club and RSF Rotary Club; (Top right) New RSF Rotary Club member Erin Weidner, executive director of the RSF Community Center (left), with membership chair Katie Hawkes (right). (Bottom) Alan Balfour, RSF Rotary Club president, with new member Elie Feghal and membership chair Katie Hawkes. Photos courtesy of Brad Britton

Join Kids Korps/Teen Korps, Rancho Santa Fe for informative coffee Kids Korps/Teen Korps, Rancho Santa Fe will hold an informative coffee on Monday, Sept. 26, at 9:15 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Rancho Sante Fe School. Since 1995, Kids Korps’ & Teen Korps’ mission has been to instill in youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility. Kids Korps provides children 5 through 12, and teens 13 though 18 with the training, support, guidance and access to more than 1,300 unique projects serving the needs of more than 350 non-profit organizations throughout San Diego. Kids Korps works in all areas of community service from helping to preserve the environment, supporting senior citizens, honoring the military, homeless shelters, animal shelters, the underprivileged, and the community. Best of all, it’s fun and rewarding! Questions? Contact Dana Knees, RSF chapter president, 858-832-1702,,

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TPHS junior takes passion for fashion to next level with new magazine BY KAREN BILLING Contributor Vanessa Pius, a 16-year-old junior fashion maven from Torrey Pines High School, is putting her passion for fashion and publishing on display with her very own magazine HABIT. HABIT’s first issue hit Torrey Pines on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Vanessa aims to put out five issues a year on campus and to outside subscribers. “We want to branch out of Torrey Pines, too, because it’s too unique and cool a product to keep to ourselves,” Pius said of her hopes to get schools like Canyon Crest Academy and La Jolla High involved. “It’s a professional magazine run in the same way on a much smaller scale as any other publication. As difficult as it is, it’s a wonderful opportunity for me and everyone that gets to work on it.” Vanessa started taking more of an interest in fashion in her freshman year of high school. Her personal style developed by taking inspiration from the trends she saw around her and putting her own spin on them. “It’s about trends but working the trends so that you’re not looking like everyone else. You’re in style but you’re not a carbon copy, you bring your own personality to the trend,” Vanessa said. Her fall must-haves include midilength skirts, muted animal print and the red pant. After joining the staff of the school newspaper, The Falconer, as a freshman, she became absorbed in learning everything there was to know about publishing. She decided to strike out on her own with HABIT last December — a sample issue went out at the end of May and received a good response from her peers. Realizing she couldn’t do all the work on her own, Vanessa set to work building her staff and contributors, even casting for young models. “I held interviews because I have incredibly high standards and I found a couple really cool girls and one cool boy,” Vanessa said. The magazine is heavy on photo spreads because her sample issue received the most reaction from them. “We have re-

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RSF Library Guild to present Fall Author Talk Series The RSF Library Guild will hold its Fall Author Talk Series at a private residence. The events include author presentation, question and answer session, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The first event will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. with author Shilpi Somaya Gowda, who will present her #1 bestseller “Secret Daughter.” The second event will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. with writer and producer David Prybil, who will present his novel “Golden State.” $25 donation includes signed copy of the author’s book. To make a reservation (and receive the event address), contact the guild office at 858756-4780 or email:

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Del Mar Village Association, with support of the City of Del Mar, is presenting the annual Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar. Held this year on Sunday, Oct. 2, the event takes place along Camino Del Mar/Pacific Coast Highway 101 starting at 15th Street in downtown Del Mar. The Free Art Stroll opens at 10 a.m. where talented, local and regional juried artists exhibit their work until 5 p.m. Live musical entertainment is heard throughout the

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Ranch Clubhouse Connection: Enjoy New members join RSF Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Bavarian cuisine, Beer Garden at Oktoberfest The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary held their prospective new member luncheon last week at the home of Unit Vice- Chair Sandra Den Uijl. Eighteen current members hosted 11 prospective members to meet and learn about the auxiliary’s mission and auxiliary-wide fundraising events. Current members introduced themselves and spoke about in-unit fundraisers. Membership Chair, Ally Wise put the event together and warmly welcomed the prospective members with her effervescent spirit. Alex Coe spoke about the hospital’s center activities, Unit Chair Cindy Leonard gave an overview of the Auxiliary and the RSF Unit and Unit Member Kathy Flather gave testimony of her personal experience with the Hospital and the RSF Unit. Shaunna Kahn, 2012 Ways and Means Chair, gave an update on the Unit’s primary

Jenn Phillips, Ally Wise, Gloria Morl, Jan Wehlage, Cindy Leonard fundraising event, Stand Up for Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, which will be held on March 3, 2012. Unit Member Tiffany Catledge said, “The meeting was very well received and all 11 of the prospective members have signed up to join the Unit — a record 100 percent.” A new member orientation will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 6 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The Unit, which now has 52 active members, held its first general meeting Sept. 15 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (see page B1). For more information about Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, visit the hospital’s Web site at

Oktoberfest comes to the Ranch Clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Included in the festival is a Beer Garden with hosted beer and wine from 6 to 7 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m. enjoy a buffet of classic Bavarian cuisine, including such items as assorted German sausage, traditional pretzels with cheese dip, cold cut platters, wienerschinitzel, zwiebelrostbraten (sirloin with onions) and for dessert, traditional apple strudel. Music by the Bavarian Beergarden Band and dancing will highlight the celebration until 10 p.m. Cost is $40 per person plus service and tax. Members and guests must be 21 years of age to attend. Join your friends and neighbors for the complimentary monthly wine tasting, Friday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring wines from Chambers and Chambers Wine Merchants. Come and taste La Follette So-

noma Coast Pinot Noir, Chappellet Mountain Cuvee, Lynmar Russian River Chardonnay, Easton Zinfandel and Plancornello Rosso di Montalcino. After the wine tasting, stay and enjoy dinner at the clubhouse. In addition to the regular dinner menu, the Friday night special is Veal Scaloppini. The holidays are fast approaching. It is time to book your holiday parties at the clubhouse. For more information, please contact Special Events Director Tamara Kenny at 858-756-1182. Covenant members can go the clubhouse web site to review or download the complete selection of menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner at For assistance with login and password information or to make reservations, please contact Bobbi Ferraro or Shanon McCarthy at 756-1182.

Morgan Run Club & Resort to host a San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project Forum Morgan Run Club & Resort will host a complimentary Knowledge Seekers Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. This month Jim Nelson, president, treasurer & museum curator for the Solana Beach Civic & Historical Society, will be discussing the San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project. Nelson will be review-

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Energetic director discusses reimagined ‘Odyssey’ In celebration of The Old Globe Theatre’s 75th anniversary, director Lear deBessonet and writer Todd Almond will premiere a musical theater event, “Odyssey.” The work reimagines Homer’s epic poem from deBessonet’s conversations with San Diegans at large. Commissioned Lear deBessonet by The Globe, “Odyssey” has a three-day run Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. DeBessonet is an energetic artist who is no stranger to creating big events. Her resume includes “The Scarlet Letter,” “My Fair Lady,” “Don Quixote,” a community-based collaboration with a homeless shelter in Philadelphia that was named in “Best Shows of 2009” by Philadelphia Weekly, and more. She was eager to talk about “Odyssey.”

Q. “Odyssey” is part of the Globe’s Southeastern San Diego Residency Project. How did it originate? A: I had a commission to create a piece for The Globe so several years ago I came to San Diego to meet as many different San Diegans as possible. Then Todd and I started working on the idea. He wrote the music and lyrics, and we imagined this ideal version of “what ifs” – we had the Valhalla High School Percussion Ensemble or 30 children from San Diego Jr. Theatre come running out from the floor, or Culture Shock San Diego to perform, St. Stephen’s Church Choir to sing and be the voice of Athena, or the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory to score a dream ballet of Odysseus’ homecoming? At one point Todd and I looked at each other like, really? Every outlandish thing we thought of we got, and we’re so happy the groups said yes. Q. The cast features 200 people. How do you pull that off? A: This is the largest cast I’ve ever worked with, but once it’s

above 50 people it’s the same whether 60 or 300. You have to be organized in the same ways of directing a parade, pageant or the Olympic opening ceremonies. I do have a stage manager team of four who are the most on-top-of teams I’ve ever worked with, but necessary since I need to know very hour what we’re working on. Q. You worked with Todd before on several shows including “On the Levee” at the Lincoln Center. What’s your collaboration like? A: There is fluidity between us that makes it possible to do something like this. He’s one of the most talented composers of a new generation of musical theater writers, and he has a generous spirit, which this project requires in working with all of these people. Q. “Odyssey” chronicles the trials the ancient Greek hero Odysseus faces on his long journey home from the war at Troy. Disguised as a beggar he must win back his wife, Penelope, and take revenge on the suitors who have been circling her in his ab-

sence. Why was this the story you chose to tell? A: I spent 14-hour days talking to people all over San Diego – from Balboa Park, the YMCA, border guards, and people taking tutoring sessions – to ask how they came to make San Diego their home. A recurring theme arose that made me think of the “Odyssey,” one of our great narratives of a journey toward home, or someone trying to reconcile with their family. Q. Does it help that choreographers Tony and Maria Caligagan have Globe experience? A: Yes. In addition to knowing the space and institution, they have an ease with each other, and with this big of a production, you need two choreographers. Q. In addition to community groups there are professional cast members as well? A: Yes. Todd and I worked with Shelly Thomas (Penelope/ Circe) before in “On The Levee.” Todd knew Alvin Crawford from Julliard and thought he would be the perfect Odysseus. And Todd plays the Singer.

Q. Do you have a favorite element of the show? A: Every time a new group comes into the room I feel like I’m falling in love with them. They are all so great, especially since among the 47-core ensemble, a lot had never performed a production before. But then we have three female students from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts who blew us away. It will be a terrific event.

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Country Friends fashion show benefits charities


he Country Friends’ and South Coast Plaza’s 56th annual Art of Fashion Runway Show takes place Sept. 22 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from The Art of Fashion benefit 28 charities, including Rady Children’s Heart Institute, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Promises2Kids and the Burn Institute. Pictured on this page are guests at a Sponsors’ Party held Sept. 15 at Mille Fleurs with fashions from Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

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TPHS junior helps raise $125K for Henry’s Fund Community encouraged to participate in SeaWorld event BY MEGAN MCVAY Intern Every time Torrey Pines High School junior Harrison Schneider walked down the street to babysit Henry Reif, 9, he knew he could expect several things: nerf gun wars, hide and seek games and animated movies. That much was certain. What Schneider didn’t see coming was the heartwarming relationship that Henry would soon lead him to – and the fundraising crusade that would help Henry battle a life-threatening illness. In March, Henry’s mother, Tracy Spiegel, took him to Rady Children’s Hospital to get his tonsils removed. The procedure went flawlessly and as they left the doctor gave him the standard medical warnings and reminded him to eat a lot of ice cream. But it wasn’t until six days later that Henry began to cough up excessive amounts of blood. He was rushed to the Emergency Room, and was immediately taken into surgery to stop the bleeding. After the surgery, he was brought to Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital, where care is provided by the Hematology/Oncology Division of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego. He spent the night at the hospital, undergoing several blood tests. Within three weeks, Henry was diagnosed with type B hemophilia. Lacking the ninth blood-clotting factor, hemophilia hinders Henry’s body’s ability to clot blood properly, making every injury a life-threatening emergency in which he must be rushed to the hospital to be monitored for internal bleeding. Because only 3,300 people have type B hemophilia in America, the factor medicine is not supplied at most hospitals and Henry’s mom, Tracy Spiegel, must keep at least three doses on hand, each costing $5,000. “Even when I’m not babysitting Henry, we still hang out all the time. Our families are closely intertwined. Our fathers work together and our mothers workout together,”

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Harrison Schneider with Henry Reif said Harrison. “Since his diagnosis, we have still been able to pass the football around and go swimming. But it’s sad to know he won’t be able to play flag football or lacrosse like he planned on doing before.” By April, Spiegel had begun crafting the basis of what would soon become “Henry’s Fund,” a Miracle Maker Fund affiliated with Rady Children’s Hospital and dedicated to finding a cure to the disorder and aiding families who cannot afford the factor medication. In need of a partner, Spiegel approached neighbor, babysitter and trusted family friend, Harrison, and asked him if he would like to get involved with the foundation. Without hesitation, Harrison accepted. “Since it’s not as prevalent of a disorder as others, it’s the job of the family and friends of the person to come together and do something, instead of waiting for some corporate company to step in,” Harrison said. This summer, when Harrison wasn’t at crew practice or SAT training, he was going door-to-door in his neighborhood, The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe, asking for donations. He also worked with Spiegel to develop a tagline, logo and fundraising plan. Henry, who Harrison describes as mature beyond his years, has also played a key role in the fund and its success. During a community meeting at the Children’s School in La Jolla, Henry got up in front of his entire school, explained his condition and asked students to join his cause. Additionally, he came up with the idea of donating video games carts and specially-designed Wii programs to the Peckham Center at Rady Children’s Hospital. Although Henry’s Fund

only officially began in June, they have already raised $125,000. The boundless support they have received from family and friends has confirmed their tag line: “Caring is in our blood.” Together, Henry and Harrison are currently working on their biggest fundraiser yet: The Shamu and You Family Walk at SeaWorld for Rady Children’s Hospital on Oct. 1. Recently, Henry and Harrison have been recruiting friends to walk in the event and asking neighbors to sponsor them. So far, Henry’s Fund has raised $10,587 solely for the event. The 68-member team has its own name too: Henry’s Hemophiliacs. Eventually, Spiegel and Harrison would like to be able to hire a fellow — a medical doctor who will be sponsored to study hemophilia. Henry’s Fund is vacillating between two subjects of potential study. The fellow’s research will either be focused on performing stem cell therapy to find a cure or making the doses of factor more affordable by finding a way to make injections last for five days, rather than only one. Although this goal still awaits in the future, Harrison and Henry are keeping busy with the many current plans they have together. “One thing we will be doing is speaking together at the Rady Children’s Hospital gala fundraiser. We will be speaking about all the fun times we’ve had together and also what Henry has gone through. I know it will be a good experience and hopefully it will bring in some donations,” Harrison said. To donate, find out more or participate in the Shamu and You Family Walk, email Harrison at Harrisonschneider27@gmail. com.

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Solana Santa Fe PTO Parties


he Solana Santa Fe PTO sponsored a cocktail party for the parents of sixth-graders Sept. 16, the first of four events. The party for the parents of second- and third-graders is Sept. 30, kindergarten and firstgraders Oct. 6 and fourthand fifth-graders Oct. 14.


Michelle Harmon, Ann Ortel

Hosts Erin and Tony Smith with Juliette Widholm Doug Ortel, Annette and Mark Caton

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Having fun at the bash!

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Sophia Fox, Laura Rikkers

Evie Graham, Emily Graham, Diana Leavitt, Savanah Dill

The RSF Community Center/Wells Fargo Back-To-SchoolBash/Carnival was held Sept. 16. The event included favorite carnival games from last year, bouncy houses, games for the older kids and more. Later that evening, a Community Center/ Wells Fargo family Movie Night was held at The Inn at RSF. Photos/Jon Clark


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continued from page 1 nity,” Callahan said. “I have to stay busy so this is a good change, to do something for the community. Like anything I do I would like to come in and try to learn what’s going on and make decisions based on some knowledge.” Callahan is a 17-year Covenant resident, although he’s lived in the area for 24 years—he spent the other seven years in Fairbanks Ranch. A New York City native, he moved to San Diego from Connecticut. “The area attracted me because it is a lot like Connecticut, very rural, great schools and a little community with a lot of community feel,” Callahan said. “It’s a great place to live.” By serving on the board he hopes to keep it that way, although he admitted that the more turbulent years appear to be behind them and few controversial issues face the board currently. Callahan said he is very interested in the undergrounding issues in the Ranch and would like to obtain more information about the subject and see how the Association might help get some of it done,

Rancho Santa Fe Review understanding that it’s a very expensive process. He is also interested in supporting the retail community. “The rents are high and I don’t think the community really supports the retail businesses here,” Callahan said. Callahan’s goals appear to be in line with board president Queen, as he has made an effort this year to bring local business owners to Association meetings to introduce them to the community and also hear about their concerns about operating in the Ranch and how the Association may be able to help. Callahan will be sworn in at the Association’s Thursday, Oct. 6, board meeting.

COST continued from page 1 Association director Larry Spitcaufsky also expressed concern about the allocation, although he voted in favor of it. “We now know we have 3 percent less income so we’re spending money we don’t have. We keep doing this every meeting,” said Spitcaufsky, who at the Sept. 1 meeting voted against a $48,000 contri-

bution toward Osuna Ranch repairs because he had concerns about the warranty and unknown maintenance costs. Spitcaufsky was concerned that the Association may be digging itself into a financial hole but board president Jack Queen said that is not an issue: “We don’t have a cash problem,” he said of the Association’s free reserves. While Queen agreed that the Association’s contribution to the cost of the Golf and Tennis Club’s parking lot repair was the neighborly thing to do, he did note that the contribution set a precedent he was not entirely comfortable with. However, Irvine reassured the board that, “I worry about setting a precedent, too, and I doubt that we’ll be back real soon.”

HODGES continued from page 2 ter will be available for the San Diego region if a disaster or other event interrupts imported water deliveries. The Lake Hodges project connects the city of San Diego’s Lake Hodges to the Water Authority’s Olivenhain Reservoir and the re-

gional water distribution system for the first time. Previously, Lake Hodges water was available only to local customers of the Santa Fe Irrigation District and San Dieguito Water District. The connection, via an underground pipeline, will make 20,000 acre-feet of water in Lake Hodges available for emergency use around the county. An acre-foot is about 326,000 gallons, or enough to supply two average single-family households of four people for a year. The project enables the Water Authority to add imported water to Lake Hodges to provide a more consistent water supply and lake level during dry years. It can also move captured runoff out of Lake Hodges during wet years for storage elsewhere, reducing the potential for lost water from overflows of the reservoir’s dam. Lake Hodges has the largest watershed of all lakes in the region. In addition, the project generates hydroelectric power for the region by sending water from Olivenhain Reservoir through the pump turbines as it flows approximately 770 feet downhill into Lake Hodges. Power is being generated during daylight hours when electricity demand is highest, and water is pumped back into Olivenhain Reservoir during off-peak hours when energy costs less. When both pump turbines are operational, the Lake Hodges facility will have the capacity to generate 40 MW of electricity on demand to help meet the region’s energy needs. The Water Authority expects the second pump turbine to begin operations in 2012. “This is a great new asset for the regional power system,” said Michael R. Niggli, president and chief operating officer of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). “The Lake Hodges project will enhance reliability by

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Rancho Santa Fe Rotary co-hosts ‘Meet & Greet’

R Community Center program coordinator Michelle Fallon, Natalie Durket, Community Center program director Christie McGonagle

otary and more than a dozen Rancho Santa Fe organizations and nonprofits gathered for a “Meet & Greet” Community Connection on Sept. 14. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe provided appetizers. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Christy Wilson, Matt Wellhouser

Deborah Moceri and Madison of Helen Woodward Animal Center Don Meredith, Camille Zeleny, Rotary President Alan Balfour, Bridget McDonald

Marci Cavanaugh, Suzanne Newman and Yvette Letourneau from Country Friends

Program Chair Mary Pierson and President Helen Dizio of the RSF Garden Club

Stephanie Trily, Gretchen Kyle

Valerie Mott, Community Center office manager Linda Durket

Craig McAllister, RSF Tennis Club Co-Director Dophie Poiset, Alan Balfour, Tennis Club pro Derek Miller

Bill Milligan, Rancho Santa Fe Association Manager Pete Smith

Entertainment was provided by Jesse Johnson (www.Jessejohnsononline. com)

Tamara Kenny and Scott Johnson from the RSF Golf Club

Patty Lansford, Dawn Denig Paul Brown and Jonathan Collopy from Toastmasters

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LA COSTA $1,599,900

CARLSBAD W $3,900,000

DEL MAR $1,095,000

Incredible home offering the finest appointments includes saltwater pool & spa. The most discriminating buyer will love everything this home has to offer. In the hills of La Costa. 110040062 760.436.0143

Classic coastal Craftsman/contemporary 3 br, 3 ba on appx .28 acre lot w/panoramas of Pacific coast with whitewater views. Two-level, large usable yard, private staircase to sand. 110013865 858.756.6900

Detached lagoon view 3+ br, 3.5 ba at end of cul-de-sac in gated Cabo Santa Fe. Remodeled w/neighbor on one side only. Largest flrplan w/ mstr br on 1st flr. Oversized bonus room. 110017634 858.756.4481

RANCHO SANTA FE $1,050,000

RANCHO SANTA FE $1,995,000

RANCHO SANTA FE $2,095,000

Del Rayo Downs 4 br, 4 ba home w/bright open floorplan, gorgeous natural stone floors, lofty 20 ft ceilings, master br on entry level, 2.5-car garage. Community pool. 110024142 858.756.6900

Sweeping ocean views from 4 br, 4.5 ba hilltop estate overlooking RSF. Ornate glass and wrought iron detailed door. Rounded high ceiling foyer with travertine flooring. Stone fplc. 110010361 858.756.4481

Private 4 br, 3.5 ba set within the gates of Southpointe Farms on 4+ appx acres. Riparian forest, year-round creek, back country views, oversized entry, pool, gazebo, 3-car garage. 110035867 858.756.4481

RANCHO SANTA FE $2,395,000

RANCHO SANTA FE $3,295,000

SCRIPPS RANCH $1,180,000

Traditional custom-built 4 br, 5.5 ba home on appx 1 acre w/pool & veranda. Office w/bath, large game room. Grand staircase, luxurious master suite with fireplace. 110038480 858.756.4481

Incredible horse facility in the Covenant of RSF on appx 3 acres. Extensive remodel. Zoned for 9 horses. 5-stall barn, 3 grass paddocks, 5 sand paddocks, pool/spa, gated. 110051629 858.756.6900

Upgraded 4 br, 4.5 ba w/epic views, large lot, travertine & marble floors, granite counters, custom cherry cabinets. View of the Lake and city lights from oversized rear yard. 110038444 858.756.6900


SOLANA BEACH $1,255,000

SOLANA BEACH $2,295,000

Amazing price! Beautiful appx 216 acres of American Dream & one of the largest parcels available in SD County! Located in American Viticulture Area of Ramona Valley Appellation. 110028911 858.756.4481

Ideally located on the 15th tee box of Lomas Santa Fe GC w/views of Santa Fe Hills. Remodeled w/granite countertops & painted throughout. 5 br, 3 ba, 3,053 appx sf. 110015124 858.756.6900

West of HWY 101! Craftsman style 5 br, 4.5 ba beach bungalow. Remodeled and full of special touches. Over 4,200 appx sf of living space. Gourmet kitchen. Close to beach access. 100055135 858.756.6900

息2010 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker速, Previews速, and Coldwell Banker Previews International速 are registered trademarks licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. Two prices shown represent a variable range listing which means seller will entertain offers between the two prices.


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Rady auxiliary kickoff meeting The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary held its kickoff meeting at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club Sept. 15. “We have a dynamic group of women this year with 12 new enthusiastic members all dedicated to the well-being of the hospital. It’s going to be a very exciting year.” said Cindy Leonard, unit chair of RCHA-RSF. Unit treasurer Sandra den Uijl talked about the upcoming Tee Up for Rady’s Golf Tournament to be held Oct. 3 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Lesa Thode and Kristen Spector urged members to join them for Kids NewsDay coming up Oct. 25. Kim King, Fantasy Event representative, offered details for the Fantasy on Ice event taking place at Horton Plaza in November. For more information Tracey Spiegel, Gina Jordan, Nicole Mikles, Tracey McCotter about the Auxiliary and the Rancho Santa Fe Unit please Photos/Rob McKenzie


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Shaunna Kahn, Tiffany Catledge, Catherine Fox John Phillips, Diane Dale, Michele Stephens.

Gloria Morl, Gabriela Stratton

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Jan Wehlage, Nancy Cetel Weiss, M.D. Deana Ingalls, Tina Bennett Jean Rudman, Kely Baldwin

Pooneh Hamzei, Roni McGuire

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September 22, 2011

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How ‘Merlot’ can you go? La Jolla’s Art & Wine Festival will show! BY WILL BOWEN Contributor The third annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival (LJAWF) will be held in the middle of Girard Street, from Pearl to Genter, on the weekend of Oct. 1-2. The 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. event is being directed by Joseph Lillis for the second year. Lillis is known for his triumphant handling of the Sausalito Art Festival in the Bay Area. Lillis reports there will be 150 artist booths set up under white tents arranged in a zigzag pattern on Girard. At the end of artists’ row, there will be a stage for music with different groups performing jazz, folk, gypsy, blues, and surf rock on the hour each day of the event. Beyond the stage, there will be a large picnic-style beer and wine garden for sampling fine wines and great tasting beers. On the east side of the Girard, a gourmet food court will spring up. On the west side, Geppetto’s Family Art Center is planned, where kids will be able to splash paint over everything — including a donated car! All proceeds from the

Lillis has a background in musical theater and puts on his art events like they were a Broadway show. “It’s just like producing a show for the stage,” he laughed. “The artists are the cast for the festival, much like the actors are for the theater. The sets are the booths and tents, and the focus is on entertainment. “And we are also going to make this festival look very good. We are bringing in all the artists’ tents, so everything will be uniformly attractive. We will have set the tents up like a promenade; it’s going to be like strolling up the Champs-Élysées in Paris.”

The 2010 La Jolla Art and Wine Festival festival will go to La Jolla, Bird Rock, and Torrey Pines Elementary Schools — to support the art, music, and science programs on the budget-chopping block. Lillis is optimistic about the future of LJAWF, too. “Sausalito and La Jolla have a lot in common. Both are situated on the

water in a beautiful setting. There are many artminded people here, as in Sausalito, and I think we can build this festival into a Top 10 event,” he said. Lillis explained that he upped the quality of the art at LJAWF and brought in a nationally recognized panel of jurors who selected a very high level of works “to attract

greater interest.” “I promise that you are going to see some very unique things — things you never expected to see. We were able to get topnotch artists to attend because they know they can sell well at my events. In Sausalito, some of the sculptors were making upward of $100,000 in the three-day event.”

Jimi Hendrix Image from 2010 festival

If you go What: 2011 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2 Where: Girard Avenue, Pearl to Genter Streets Who: 130 regional and national artists, 14 musical acts, dozens of vintners and food vendors Why: Since launching in 2009, the LJAWF has raised more than $40,000 per year for La Jolla’s elementary schools Admission: $10; seniors (65+), military, kids $5; age 2 and under, free. Note: The event replaces the Open Aire Market Sunday, Oct. 2 Website:




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September 22, 2011


Fundraiser to benefit ‘Wine To Water’ organization

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor Water is a basic necessity in life, yet, according to the Wine To Water organization, nearly one billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water, 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, and waterborne illnesses kill more people than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. This stunning fact motivated Doc Hendley – a “Top Ten CNN Hero� in 2009 and founder and president of the organization — into action.“We are devoted to fighting this epidemic,� he affirmed. On Saturday, Oct. 15, BRAVA Creative will host a free wine-tasting and catered fundraiser at Coast Photography on South Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach to benefit Wine To Water, a non-profit aid organization that provides sustainable water systems to needy people around the world.

Hendley will be at the event to tell his story and explain to those present how charitable donations fund water treatment projects in developing countries like Sudan, India, Cambodia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and elsewhere. Making guest appearances are Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman (Ret. U.S. Marine Corps), author of “From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava�and a former NBC military analyst; Chef Jeff, caterer and personal chef and founder at Taste Culinary; and Downtown Rob, ambassador of Downtown San Diego, who will serve as guest bartender for the evening. A former bartender in Raleigh, NC, Hendley recalled how the name of the organization and the concept came to him before he even knew about clean water issues. In December 2003, while he visited his parents in their North Carolina mountain retreat, a persistent phrase, “wine to water,� kept going over and over in his mind. And as the phrase was backward from


the title of the familiar Biblical story where water was turned into wine, it caught his imagination. While thinking more in-depth about that phrase, Hendley considered if there were any issues with water and researched it online. “I was completely shocked to find out that more children die from unclean water than anything else in the world. I was more shocked that I had never heard about it and neither had any of my friends.� The movement was thus born. In 2008, the economic downturn coincided with Hendley’s 1-year-old child suffering serious health issues. The organization strug-

gled to survive. Then in February 2009, Hendley was surprised to get a call from CNN when he found out that he had been nominated for recognition as a CNN hero, one of over 9,000 nominees from 120 countries. A bartending colleague had put forward the nomination when she witnessed Hendley leave everything behind in the USA and move to Darfur, putting himself in harm’s way to start the organization in early 2004. A celebrity panel of judges chose Hendley as one of the Top Ten CNN Heroes from a short list of 30 finalists. “It was such a relief and brought the organization to another level,� said Hendley. “From there a storm of good things happened,� he add-

ed. When he secured a book deal to write his story, which will be released by Penguin Books on Jan. 5, 2012, the advance helped Hendley pay off some of the debt incurred through his child’s illness. And the award gave greater visibility to his organization. The free Wine To Water event will include opportunity drawings with items donated from Microsoft Corp, a portrait session and fine art print from award-winning photographer Kevin M. Connors, plus the chance to spend a day with a Navy SEAL, and more. It is anticipated that around 200 people will attend the wine-tasting event. It is hoped that $10,000 will be raised through individual

donations and purchase of raffle tickets which cost $10 each or $40 for five for prize drawings. “Wine symbolizes fortune in our society,� said Hendley. “Our goal is to give the fortunate population an opportunity to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.� The event is on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., and will take place at Coast Highway Photography, 415 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach. This is a free event but tax deductible donations are welcome. Visit to RSVP, for more information, and to purchase raffle tickets. Log onto to find out more about the organization.

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Women’s Symposium to be held Oct. 1 Attend the inaugural Women’s Symposium to kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A day inspired by women for women that goes beyond awareness to help you be better informed and more proactive about your health, wealth, and overall well-being. The program includes: Dynamic and engaging speakers sure to leave a lasting impression; Workshops providing practical lessons in health, wealth and emergency preparedness; Opportunities for networking, socializing, and relationship building. It will take place at the Del Mar Marriott on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., cocktail hour to follow, and will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego. For more information or to purchase tickets visit:


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Be our guests as you are introduced to the world beneath the sea and the resources available to you through Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Enjoy presentations about the aquariumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school programs, take a behindthe-scenes tour, meet the education staff, win fabulous prizes, and more!

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MILK LIKE SUGAR Must Close This Sunday Like all teenagers, 16-year-old Annie and her friends crave the hottest designer phones, handbags and fashion. But their prospects for the good life seem limited in the dead-end town they call home. When the girls decide to create their own future by entering into a pregnancy pact, Annie is confronted with the challenge of choosing between the safety of the life she knows and the danger of the life she desires. Contains strong language and adult content.

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■ Patio Seating: Yes

Duck Wings ‘Firecracker’

■ 12995 El Camino Real, Suite 21, Del Mar Heights ■ (858) 369-5700 ■ ■ Take Out: No ■ Happy Hour: No

■ The Vibe: Social, casual ■ Signature Dishes: Whole Roast Duck, Venison Carpaccio, Spicy Tuna-Crispy Rice

■ Hours: • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday • Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday • Dinner: 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday • Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

■ Open Since: Summer 2011 ■ Reservations: Recommended

Burlap’s dining room includes decor from around the world.

Mussels with sake, radish and bread

Burlap offers ‘the whole package’ to diners seeking new sensations BY KELLEY CARLSON ne of North County’s newest restaurants, Burlap, appears to be cut from a different cloth. Opened in July by celebrity chef Brian Malarkey and James Brennan — who also collaborated on Searsucker in downtown San Diego — the social dining establishment carries an “Asian Cowboy” motif. “Worldly, rugged, adventurous … that’s what I wanted to convey,” Malarkey said. Thomas Schoos designed the 9,000-squarefoot space (formerly the home of Wherehouse Music in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center) with items from China, Thailand, South Africa, India, The Philippines, Japan and Brazil. There are water buffalo skulls, Pakistani rugs, 200-yearold metal dragons, taxidermic specimens, a saddle, and oriental-patterned and animal-print cushions found throughout the restaurant; the establishment’s namesake “burlap” fabric is paneled on some of the interior walls. Authentic Chinese “Lion Dance” masks hang over the indoor bar, while the outdoor counterpart is inlaid with a dark brown, handcarved, 19th century Indonesian wall. Outside, patrons can lounge in chairs around a fire pit or dine at a table, and watch koi glide through a pond full of lily pads; bamboo surrounds the patio’s exterior. The lively Burlap is often full of chatter — guests may easily migrate from the lounge to the main dining area, to each of the bars and outdoors. Progressive music played by a DJ can also be heard Thursdays through Saturdays. A private dining room is available for those seeking more seclusion.


Authentic Chinese ‘Lion Dance’ masks hang over the indoor bar.


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Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click on ‘Food’ or ‘On The Menu.’ Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey, co-owner of the newly opened Burlap Malarkey noted that food can be eaten anywhere in the establishment. “You can stand up in the corner if you want to,” he said. Burlap’s motto is where the “West Eats Meat”; the menu is heavy with Asian-influenced protein entrees, many of which contain ingredients such as ginger, soy and pepper. Malarkey’s favorites include the Dungeness Crab, with wasabi cocktail and avocado; Spicy Tuna-Crispy Rice, featuring albacore and spicy caper mayo; Whole “Angry” Snapper, containing serrano, orange, garlic and basil; Garlic Noodles; and Pork Belly with steamed bun, lime hoisin and pickled vege. Some vegetable options are available, such as Heirloom Tomato & Tofu, Field Greens (strawberry, seven-spice walnuts, goat cheese and plum vinaigrette) and Enoki Mushroom (arugula, smoked soy vinaigrette). “Completely kid-friendly” for lunch and early dinner Sunday through Wednesday, Burlap does not offer a children’s menu, according to Malarkey. However, the restaurant

■ This week: Burlap’s Asian Cowboy Shrimp and Grits will prepare items like french fries, chicken satay and rice, for the youngsters. Malarkey advises grown-ups to come in with friends and “work your way through the menu.” Try something new each time, he suggests, and then hang out in the lounge and order a mixed cocktail. Burlap’s signature drinks include the Shanghai Mule, made with Ty Ku sake, ginger beer, fresh lime juice and house-made Chinese five spice bitters; and the flaming Smoke and Mirrors Cocktail Co. Punch, which contains light and dark rums, Velvet Falernum, guava puree and pineapple juice. Burlap tends to get booked, especially Thursday through Saturday nights, so Malarkey recommends reservations, although walk-ins are welcome to find a seat on a couch. “There are so many things we offer,” he said. “We’re social, huge, there’s the decorations, the staff is warm and funny, the drinks are amazing. The food is over the top, unusual, fun and exciting. We’re the whole package.”

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RSF Tennis Club tourney


he Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club hosted a Ladies Member Guest Tournament on Sept. 16.


Cindy Leonard, Derek Miller, Dophie Poiset

Sally Wright, Skylar Brown, Nancy Brown

Lisa Ruh, Stephany Erlbeck

Hilary Loretta, Lili Myers

Deb Trudeau, Kathy Grimm

Marina Pastor, Cecilia Brito

Orva Harward, Prentiss Vandenberg

Rebecca Barajas, Pamela Dirkes

Pat Coseo, Susan Childs

Gretchen Simpson, Barbara Groth

Navy commander speaks at Inn at Ranch Santa Fe


DML Forrest Faison — commander of Navy Medicine West and Naval Medical Center, San Diego — was the guest speaker Sept. 14 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe during an event sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and the Armed Forces Interest Group (AFIG). Faison was joined by several wounded warriors from Balboa Naval Hospital who have made their rehabilitation and recovery in San Diego. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Paul Thiel, Mary Hart Lieutenant Commander Brent Adams, Jennifer Town of the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Rear Admiral Forest Faison Chuck Kendall, Sue and Bill Weber

(Above) Carol Linovitz, Chuck Yash, Ray Linovitz; (Right) Christy Wilson, Bob Goldsmith

Debbie Anderson, Joan Sealy

Bill Ruh, John Major

Dan Pittard, Kate Williams

Roger Rowe, Pat Kellenbarger

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

Stay focused ‘on your passion,’ accomplished mystery writer advises By Antoinette Kuritz, president of STRATEGIES Literary PR, a literary publicist and book project manager, and the founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference. Critically-acclaimed mystery writer Jan Burke is a master at plotting, character development, and ratcheting up suspense while keeping a center of realism in her books. Born in Texas, Burke has lived most of her life in Southern California, often in coastal cities, several of which combine to make up the fictional Las Piernas, where her series character, reporter Irene Kelly, lives and works. The bestselling author of 14 books – 12 crime fiction, one short story collection, and a supernatural thriller, Burke won one of crime fiction’s top honors, the Edgar Award, for Best Novel for “Bones.” The founder of the Crime Lab Project,Burke strongly believes in the importance of greater support Jan Burke for forensic science in the U.S. Photo courtest of Sheri Burke will be keynoting at the 11th McKinley Photography annual La Jolla Writers Conference (2010) Nov. 4-6. Jan Burke answers questions in an interview below: When did you know you were a writer and then when did you actually begin to write? From about the age of 7. I had been writing poems and stories almost from the time I learned how to use pencil and paper, but that is the clearest age at which I can remember saying to myself that I wanted to be a writer. Seriously sitting down to write a novel? That didn’t happen until I was in my late 30s. How did you find your first agent, and what was the road to the publication of your first book? First I finished a manuscript. I think a lot of begin-

ners want to skip that step and go right to the limo ride for an interview on “Good Morning, America.” Once I finished writing and revising the book, I read guidebooks about getting published. This is all pre-World Wide Web, by the way. I tried to learn the names of reputable agents who might represent mysteries, but didn’t really have a lot of luck — not because they weren’t out there, but because I was so inexperienced. Most guides said that if you had any contact with anyone connected to publishing, pursue it. My father-in-law had been ill, and while he was in the hospital, someone sent him a few advance reading copies of some books. I figured those had to come from someone inside a publishing house. My husband made some phone calls, and learned that the daughter of some friends of my husband’s parents worked in advertising at Simon and Schuster. I had never met this woman, and she did not work in the editorial part of the house. But I thought she might work in the same building as the editors, and perhaps she could land

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‘Arts Alive’ to be held Oct. 2 in SB BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor Carnivale is coming to the Coastal Rail Trail in Solana Beach and everyone is invited to be a part of this free celebration of the arts. Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail (CRT) will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon - 4 p.m. The event embraces all aspects of the arts with a focus on involvement by community. The winner of “Best Event in San Diego County” for 2010, this year’s event will again feature live music, dancers, stilt theatre walkers, and visual artwork scattered about the CRT. Unlike last year, however, activities will take place along the section of CRT on South Highway 101 that spans from Lomas Santa Fe south to Via de la Valle. “It will be a fantastic day for art appreciation for the community,” said Carol Beth Rodriguez, a member of the Public Arts Advisory Commission that has overseen and organized the event with the City of Solana Beach. “There will be something for everyone. People will be able to actually experience the arts with their families.” There will be a mask creation station for children and adults – with all materials provided – headed up by five founding members of the Solana Beach Arts Association. Children age 10 and under should have an adult with them. And there will be plenty of inspiration along the CRT from which to draw, said Rodriguez. Local artists and students have created over 60 hand-crafted masks that will be on exhibit. Some of the masks may be purchased, while most will be part of a silent auction along with the Arts Alive hand-painted banners that were hung throughout the city earlier this year. Monies raised go directly to support the city’s public arts programs. Canyon Crest Academy Dance Troupes will perform three separate dance pieces directed by CCA instructor and choreographer Rayna Stohl, who will also perform. The dances will take place on the Rosa Street Bridge and will incorporate the mask theme that is central to the event. Included in the line-up of guest artists is musician Peter Sprague; 2 Guys Will Move You; Patrick Burke; Steam Powered Giraffes; and students from North Coast

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Local family shares inspirational tale of adoption BY KELLEY CARLSON CONTRIBUTOR At age 25, Martin Pieronek is living the American Dream. The Torrey Pines High School graduate holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering, and he recently landed a job in Texas that involves the marketing of process simulation software products. But the road to success involved some obstacles for the native of Vietnam. Helping Martin navigate the path were local residents Cindy and Jim Pieronek and their son, Chris. In the mid-1990s, the Pieroneks, unable to have additional children, considered adopting a young child through agencies connected with their congregation, the San Diego Church of Christ. “We were in limbo,” Cindy Pieronek said. Around this time, a friend of theirs from church was traveling back and forth from Vietnam, in the process of adopting a baby girl from a family living on the street. The friend informed the Pieroneks that while she was in Vietnam, she met a nice, young boy whose 72-year-old adoptive mother, Tuyet, was seeking better opportunities for him in America. Tuyet had broken her hip, and she was concerned that she couldn’t care for the energetic Martin — known then as Hong An — who was 11 years old, according to Cindy Pieronek. “I thought: ‘Older child? Are you nuts?! This wasn’t what we were thinking!’ ” Pieronek said, who was dealing with 7-year-old Chris’ ADD (attention deficit disorder) issues. Martin had been with Tuyet since he was an infant; he had been given up by his birth mother several days after

his arrival into the world. During her pregnancy, his mother had to be sequestered and protected to ensure Martin’s safety in Communistrun Vietnam, Pieronek said. “It was culturally not sanctioned” to be pregnant out of wedlock, she added. Fortunately for Martin and his birth mother, they had the assistance of Catholic nuns working in a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Martin, Chris, Cindy and Jim Pieronek “The Catholic nuns did their best to Courtesy of Cindy Pieronek take children off the “At the time, we were financially street and care for them,” Pieronek strapped,” Cindy Pieronek said. “I said said. They bought the homeless chilto my friend, ‘We’ll pray about it and dren books, clothes and uniforms, so see what happens.’ ” they appeared similar to those who The cost of the adoption was estiwere paying for school. The nuns also mated to be $15,000 to $20,000. The fed the children and taught them how Pieroneks prayed, and they received to read and write, Pieronek added. plenty of advice from close church The nun who aided Martin’s birth friends. As soon as they started doing mother initially took Martin into her that, the money started coming out of home, but it was her sister Tuyet — a nowhere, Cindy Pieronek said. Jim recareer nurse — who adopted the baby ceived a bonus from work, and Cindy boy and lovingly raised him as her landed a job as a technical writer for a own. biotech company. “Martin had a beautiful, wonder“God provided money, resources ful extended family,” Pieronek said. and help,” Cindy Pieronek said. “He never knew he was adopted until The Pieroneks then began what later on.” became a two-year private adoption When the opportunity arose for process. In Vietnam, they received asthe Pieroneks to adopt Martin, the tim- sistance through a businesswoman ing appeared to be a concern. The famwhom they were introduced to by their ily had recently moved to this area church friend. The businesswoman’s from Albuquerque, N.M., after Jim acown father had been killed by the Viet cepted a job offer at Qualcomm. Cong and was an orphan, and she was

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sympathetic to the cause. Her uncle was Dr. Nguyen Xuan Oanh, former prime minister of South Vietnam, who was serving as economic adviser at the time of this process and whose help would prove to be the key. In January 1998, the Pieroneks flew to Vietnam to meet Tuyet and Martin. Martin’s first impression of Cindy — which he revealed to her later — was that he was scared of her. “Unlike the Vietnamese women at the time, I wore makeup and bright eyeshadow,” Cindy Pieronek said. “My hair was blond, short and spiked up; to him (and others in Vietnam), I looked like I came from the moon. “We instantly developed a great relationship with Tuyet, his mother, and she liked us right away. “We could see how Martin was doted upon,” Pieronek said. “He was the crowning centerpiece of that family. He would go from house to house (many family members lived close by) and get fed all day long.” Pieronek noted that Martin had no father, since Tuyet never married. “The older cousins took on the role of being father figures,” she explained. “Extended families are so important in Vietnam.” While in the country, the Pieroneks also met Martin’s relatives. “No one spoke English, but it was OK,” Cindy Pieronek said. “We went sightseeing together, ate together, and they were very kind to us.” After a successful visit, the adoption process continued — the businesswoman continued her behind-the-scenes work in Vietnam, while in the U.S., the Pieroneks went through home studies, in which social workers make sure a home is appropriate and safe for an adoptee. But before the adoption was finalized, the paperwork suddenly “disappeared,” and a Vietnamese government agency reviewing the case asked for money in order to “continue” processing, Cindy Pieronek said. “We were worried we’d have to start over again,” she said. “We prayed and prayed. And God intervened.” Jim Pieronek made a return trip to Vietnam and met with Oanh. Together, they went to the office where the paperwork was hung up. “It was like walking with President Clinton — everyone stepped aside,” Cindy Pieronek said. Oanh found the office’s director, who apologized pro-

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ancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed., welcomed Sen. Mark Wyland for a “Luncheon Update” on what’s happening in Sacramento. The Sept. 16 event at the RSF Golf Club included at “Mix & Mingle Social” and luncheon. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Village Church Community Theater to hold auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Village Church Community Theater is holding auditions for a musical version of “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 3, from 6 -8 p.m. at the Village Church Community Theater, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Roles for solo singers, chorus and actors ages 8 - adult. For audition information and appointment,

Village Church Community Theater to present ‘Where There’s a Will, There’s a Murder’ On Friday night, Sept. 30, and Saturday night, Oct. 1, mystery will be “in the air” at the Village Church. “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Murder,” an Agatha Christie spoof on her thriller, “Ten Little Indians” will be presented by the Vil- In rehearsal: John Chalmers, Lindsay Dickson. lage Church Community Photo: Felice Kinnear at Theater. Comedy is also the theme as the jokes pile up with the mysterious deaths. With dinner first on the menu for the evening, guests will enjoy an intimate theater experience with a full course meal served at tables of eight with reserved seating followed by the play. Priced at just $25 for single tickets and $180 for a table of eight, this is one of the best dinner theater bargains around. Reservations can be made on line at or by calling (858)7562441.

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Broadway stars to appear at Orchestra Nova event Orchestra Nova San Diego will be joined by Broadway stars flying in from New York to perform Broadway Then…and Now! at the California Center for the Arts Escondido (CCAE) on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. Perfect entertainment for the entire family, the show is made possible by generous support from Jean Will and Donald & Janet Sutherland. The performance will be packed with fantastic music and video as the singers and musicians, led by artistic director Jung-Ho Pak and associate conductor Dana Zimbric, take guests down memory lane for the best hits from Broadway’s golden eras through today’s megahits: everything from Irving Berlin’s There’s No Business Like Show Business to Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and so much more! Guest artists are Susan Egan, Rachel York and Doug LaBrecque. Tickets for Broadway Then…and Now! are available online from Orchestra Nova or by phone at 858350-0290 or from CCAE or by phone at 800-988-4253.


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Case de Amparo honors Champions


asa de Amparo honored its “Champions for Children” with a cocktail reception on the patio of Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe. Bertrand Hug, a Champion, hosts this event, which thanks individuals, families, corporations and foundations dedicated to the vision of making San Diego a community where child abuse is not tolerated and where child abuse awareness and prevention are priorities. Champions are supporters who have made contributions of $1,000 to Casa de Amparo’s Annual Fund, which supports five integrated programs serving children from birth to age 24 as well as families.

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San Diego Botanic Garden to hold Orchid Fair Oct. 1-2 Join the San Diego Botanic Garden for the splendidly colorful San Diego International Orchid Fair, Oct. 1 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Oct. 2 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) where countless varieties of orchids grace the grounds, some in exhibits and some for sale. Learn from the experts how to care for your newly

purchased orchids at “Orchids 101,” the ongoing lectures on culture and care. Have your orchid judged. The show is an official AOS (American Orchid Society) judging event and there will be ribbon judging as well. To register your plants for judging bring them to the Ecke Building on Thursday, Sept. 29, 4 – 7

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Consignment sale for kids, moms opens Sept. 29 Students from Santa Fe Christian’s Lower School jump for joy when their school was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. SFC’s Lower School serves 250 students in grades K-5.

Santa Fe Christian Lower School named 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Santa Fe Christian (SFC) Lower School, a college-preparatory Christian private school in Solana Beach, was named 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, a distinction by the U.S. Department of Education that ranks it among the highest performing schools nationwide. Santa Fe Christian was one of only 49 private schools in the nation awarded this year and the only private school named in California. The U.S. Department of Education will honor the entire 255 public and 49 private schools with their National Blue Ribbon School awards at a conference and awards ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools based on one of two

criteria: 1) Schools whose students are high performing. These are schools ranked among each state’s highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments or, in the case of private schools, that score at the highest performance level on nationally normed tests; or 2) Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that improve student performance to high levels as measured by the school’s performance on state assessments or nationally-normed tests. Santa Fe Christian Lower School is awarded under the high performing schools category. Before selecting National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Department asks for nominations from the top educa-

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Local online luxury children’s boutique owner Jen Klair, of www.jenklairkids. com, will be hosting a huge kids’ and moms’ consignment sale with JK Kids Consignment in the San Marcos/ Carlsbad area for four days only, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. This sale is going to be where luxury meets a bargain. Come to sell and shop, make money and save money. JK Kids Consignment Sale will be held at the corporate office of Stroller Strides, a workout for mom and fun for baby. Classes combine full body workouts using the environment, your stroller and exercise tubing. Stroller Strides classes are offered nationwide but you are sure to find a class close to you in San Diego County. The consignment sale will have high-end consignment clothing, toys, accessories and much more. They will also have a designer section for kids & moms and brand new items at low prices from Some fabulous designers & retailers are sending past season items and overstock inventory for the sale, too. JK Kids Consignment offers a pre-sale (before the sale

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Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ernest Rady joins San Diego Private Bank Board of Directors Ernest Rady has joined the board of directors of San Diego Private Bank, a clientcentric institution that provides unparalleled service through customized financial solutions. A businessman Ernest Rady known for his philanthropic endeavors, Radyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participations in the community include the Rady Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and the UCSD Rady School of Management. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ernest brings banking experience, asset-management expertise and business acumen, and we look forward to his assistance in growing San Diego Private Bank into a leading West Coast concierge financial services business,â&#x20AC;? said Selwyn Isakow, Chairman of San Diego Private Bank, which services high net-worth individuals, business professionals, businesses and non-profit organizations in San Diego County. He is the founder and current Chairman of the privately held American Assets Inc., a conglomerate that controls businesses that include financial services, in-

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Cinema Series back in DM for Sept. 24 screening The Friends of Del Mar Parks welcome the community to the final evening of the Del Mar Shores Cinema Series on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Del Mar Shores Park. Films roll at sunset (7:30 p.m.), but Bull Taco and Bearclaw Coffee will begin serving food and refreshments at 6 p.m.

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RSF residents on Pacific Ridge School Boys Lacrosse Team named top academic team in California The California Interscholastic Federation has named the boys varsity lacrosse team at Pacific Ridge School, a nonprofit, independent school (grades seven through 12) located in North County, the top academic lacrosse team in the state. After achieving top honors in academics in the San Diego section for the 2010-2011 academic year, the team went on to win the state title for reaching a combined, unweighted 3.49 GPA. The team includes two Rancho Santa Fe residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pacific Ridge School is so proud of its students for earning such a prestigious award,â&#x20AC;? said Darren Lawlor, athletic director and boys varsity head coach, Pacific Ridge School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only do our students demonstrate academic excellence, but each of our players is a great example of the Honor the Game culture we have created at the school, emphasizing character both on and off the field.â&#x20AC;? Pacific Ridge School promotes the pursuit of excellence on the fields and in the classroom. More than 80 percent of Pacific Ridge School students play one or more sports. Together, the middle and high

schools offer 12 sports and 43 teams, ranging from basketball, volleyball, flag football, and lacrosse, to cross country, soccer, tennis and, most recently, golf. Since its opening in 2007, Pacific Ridge has had six undefeated seasons, competed in regional and state playoffs, and brought home seven championship trophies. Last year, Pacific Ridge School became a member of the Coastal Conference, one of the most competitive independent high school leagues in the state. The boys varsity lacrosse team holds a record of 9-7 for the 2011 season. In addition to a state all-academic team title, the Pacific Ridge School athletic program has reached another significant milestone: the groundbreaking of its 35,236 sq. foot Athletic Center. The new building will be one of the largest and most state-of-theart high school athletic centers in San Diego County. For more information about Pacific Ridge School and its athletic programs, visit Stay connected with the school on Twitter at http://twitter. com/prs_carlsbad and Facebook at http://

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To Your Health: Are you at risk for diabetes? BY ATHENA PHILISTSIMIKAS, M.D., SCRIPPS HEALTH You’ve probably heard that diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, 18.8 million adults and children have been diagnosed with the disease, and another 7.0 million are yet to be diagnosed. Despite the rapidly increasing number of cases, however, diabetes is not a disease that happens overnight. Most cases of diabetes are type 2, which develops over time as a result of lifestyle factors such as obesity and lack of exercise. Type 2 diabetes often begins as a condition known as prediabetes, in which a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet elevated enough to qualify as diabetes. Prediabetes is estimated to affect 79 million people in the United States, although most don’t even know they have it. Though it often has no symptoms, it can do serious damage. Many people with prediabetes will develop health problems commonly associated with diabetes itself, such as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, prediabetes is likely to lead to type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Since the condition has few if any symptoms, how do you know if you have it? A blood test that measures the level of glucose or sugar in your blood can give you an answer. There are several tests used for diagnosis. Two require fasting for at least eight hours before testing to ensure that you don’t consume anything that may affect the test results (eating or drinking may raise your blood glucose levels). The fasting plasma glucose test (FPG) measures your glucose levels first thing in the morning after you have fasted during the night. A fasting blood glucose level below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) is considered normal; 100-126 mg/dl is considered “at risk” for diabetes. The oral glucose toler-

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Pegasus Rising of San Diego ( is celebrating its second annual “Wine & Feed” fundraiser at the Pegasus Rising Stables on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 1-4 p.m. Its goal is to raise funds so that they can continue to provide therapeutic equinebased services free of charge to the tens of thousands of veterans (and their families) who reside in San Diego County and who have served this country with honor and pride. The afternoon will feature a silent auction for gifts donated by local merchants and artists, as well as local artwork on display for sale. Guests will also enjoy a variety of handpicked local wines, The Lost Abbey beer and non-alcoholic beverages as well as

a sampling of appetizers and desserts. Please join them as they celebrate the 2nd Annual Wine & Feed Fundraiser and support their mission to “partner horses and humans for healing.” Tickets may be purchased by: Payable to The Pegasus Rising Project mailed to P.O. Box 8562, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Please note if you will be attending the event. For inquiries contact: Gary Adler at 760-994-0024; email: gadler@pegasusrising. org; Please remember that if you are unable to physically attend the event, you can still support our project by purchasing tickets & indicating that you cannot attend the event.

Your Family Matters: To spank or not to spank? For Dr. Kanner’s column this week, visit www.rsfreview. com and go to the “columns” section. Or type “Kanner” in the search menu. Dr. Kanner’s column will return to the newspaper next week. Dr. Keith Kanner

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Creighton-Davis Gallery opens

Sophomores prepare for National Charity League fashion show

Creighton-Davis Gallery, established in 1986 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., has relocated to Solana Beach. Currently CreightonDavis Gallery is located at 115 N. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA, Phone 858-259-8616. CrieghtonDavis Gallery is noted for its extensive experience in buying and selling rare art from the 15th to 21st century. Currently, the gallery is showing works of Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Roberto Matta, Picasso, Henry Moore, Georges Rouault and Gayle B. Tate as well as many other works by museum quality artists. Creighton-Davis acquires art from estates, private collections, museums, and other secondary sources and is always looking to purchase fine individual works or distinctive collections. Creighton-Davis also represents in-depth a select group of artists whose work has generated substantial critical interest but who are less well known. The principle focus of the gallery is to represent works that are likely to sustain the interest of connoisseurs, curators, and art historians over time. Creighton-Davis presents special showings of works or collections from time to time and interested art lovers may sign up by email to receive notices of events, shows, auctions, etc. Emails regarding works for sale or events inquiries can be sent to

High school sophomores from eight local schools are preparing for their National Charity League fashion show, “STYLE re-di-find,” to be held Oct. 2 at the La Costa Resort & Spa. In addition to rehearsing on the catwalk and being fitted for the latest fashions from Tobi Blatt, Pink Lagoon, TRE and other boutiques, these girls recently posed for a photo shoot at San Dieguito County Park, which provided a natural background to highlight the “vintage femme” theme. Photographer, Lindsey Carlyle, worked her magic capturing the youthful beauty of each girl. The mission of the National Charity League is to foster the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The purpose of the annual fashion show is to provide the 10th grade girls with training in the areas of poise, stage presence, self esteem and personal style. This year the event will also be a collection point for the “WE CAN” drive of canned goods for San Diego Food Bank and Military Outreach. For more details, please contact event co-chairs Taunja Feldman at or Veronica Forougi at

JCC Wellness Fair is Sept. 25 The 1st Annual JCC Wellness Fair, presented by the JCC Wellness Committee, will take place at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wellness fair is an event for families and is fun for people of all ages and faiths. This event is free for anyone to

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Cedros Ave. to hold ‘A Feeling for Fall’ event The Merchants of Cedros Avenue invite the public to come see what’s new for the season on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is free. Enjoy a weekend of activities, demonstrations and sales, while exploring a street of individually owned, one-of-a-kind stores.

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September 22, 2011


Museum promises new show is ‘Phenomenal’

De Wain Valentine, Slab, 1968, Cast polyester resin, 70 x 23 x 17 in. ©De Wain Valentine. Collection MCASD, Gift of First Interstate Bank of California, Los Angeles. PHOTOS: PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN

A look at 13 artists working in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ‘70s, whose perceptual investigations and use of light and innovative materials helped define an era of art making in California, opens Sept. 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Organized by curator Robin Clark with museum director Hugh M. Davies, who are calling it “our most ambitious exhibition to date,” “Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface” will be on view through Jan. 22 at MCASD’s two locations in La Jolla and downtown San Diego. “Phenomenal” features the art of Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Helen Pashgian, James Turrell, De Wain Valentine and Doug Wheeler. “We have a long history with all of these artists¬, perhaps longer than any other contemporary art institution in Southern California,” Davies said. “We

If you go What: ‘Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface’ When: Sept. 25-Jan. 22. Closed Wednesdays. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays, to 7 p.m. Thursdays Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, (858) 454-3541. 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown San Diego, (858) 454-3541. Admission: $5-$10 Website: Pacific Standard Time events: have shown the artists since they emerged in the ’60s and ’70s, and are immensely gratified to be presenting them again as part of the largest exhibition in our history.” Combining key works from the museum’s collection with major loans from prominent public and private collections, the exhibition includes immersive light installations together

with rare, ephemeral, and site-conditioned works, some seen in California for the first time in decades, according to curators. “Phenomenal” will be accompanied by an illustrated catalog co-published by MCASD and University of California Press. “Due to the generosity of the participating artists and their estates, each of whom have opened their studios and archives to this project, the book is the most comprehensive publication in MCASD’s history, and something we hope will be valuable to researchers and general audiences for years to come,” said curator Clark. “Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface” is part of an initiative called “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California, which collectively tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation. PST will take place for six months beginning in

Craig Kauffman, Untitled, 1968, Synthetic polymer vacuum-formed Plexiglas with acrylic lacquer 23 x 51 x 12 in. ©Craig Kauffman. Collection MCASD, Gift of Arthur and Carol Goldberg in honor of Margo Leavin. October. MCASD’s La Jolla galleries will feature works by Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Robert Irwin, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Helen Pashgian, James Turrell, De Wain Valentine and Doug Wheeler. In addition to light environments, sculpture, and paintings, the La Jolla presentation includes a selection of drawings by the artists, offering an unusual glimpse into their working process, and examples of ideas for projects realized and unrealized. — From museum reports

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September 22, 2011

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Bridges Club site of golf tournament


he Bridges Club at Rancho Santa Fe hosted the seventh annual Prospector Golf Tournament on Sept. 17. The festivities included a players buffet luncheon, a golf exhibition with U.S. long-drive champions, a two-person â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shamble Tournamentâ&#x20AC;? and an event lawn pavilion awards reception and dinner.

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ADOPTION continued from page B8 fusely, and the paperworkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s processing continued without further incident. But there was another factor creating problems in Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there was no paperwork or protocol for a second adoption within Vietnamese law. According to Pieronek, Oanh took the issue to Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; equivalent to the U.S. Congress â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and got a bill written to get Martin out of the country. He made it out â&#x20AC;&#x153;under the wire,â&#x20AC;? Pieronek said â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the U.S. consulate was slated to be closed for three weeks in Ho Chi Minh City, and the last day it was open, Martin was processed. The Pieroneks flew to Bangkok, where the processing was completed, and took him home. It was the summer of 1999, and Martin was now 13 years old. Living in the United States was an adjustment for Martin, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know any English. Cindy Pieronek said that for a long time, she was unaware that he cried himself to sleep often during his first year. But the Pieroneks encouraged Martin to maintain his ties to his Vietnamese family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even after he was adopted by us, he would call and talk to his mom Tuyet and relatives,â&#x20AC;? Pieronek said. And during the summers, Martin would fly to Vietnam and stay with them for about a month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had a real love for Tuyet, who raised him,â&#x20AC;? Pieronek said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was important for him to stay close with his Vietnamese adoptive mother and maintain his culture and language.â&#x20AC;? The Pieroneks also encouraged Martin (Hong An) to choose an American name so he could more easily relate with other kids. The boy had grown up with Buddhist and Catholic beliefs, and when he was baptized in the Catholic Church, the ceremony was performed under St. Martin. Along with the language barrier, Martin had a difficult time with traveling and often got motion sickness â&#x20AC;&#x201D; cars and airplanes were not his primary mode of transportation in Vietnam. Cindy Pieronek added that Martin and 9-year-old

Chris got along well together, often playing video games and having fun with their two cats. To further adjust to living in the United States and to help him catch up on his English, the Pieroneks had Martin repeat seventh grade and take English as a Second Language for a short amount of time. Martin caught on quickly, and went on to take honors English, Spanish and four years of Japanese when he attended Torrey Pines High School. After graduating from Torrey Pines, Martin went to UCLA and received a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in chemical engineering in 2008. But the recession hit, and jobs in the field were few. Martin found work at a Radio Shack near his home and was top in cell phone sales, Cindy Pieronek said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a natural ability with people and business,â&#x20AC;? she added. Wanting to pursue more in his career, Martin went back to school in August 2010, and received his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida this spring. Now with a company in Texas, where he is teaching clients how to use their software products, Martin will be periodically traveling to Asia for work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really proud of him,â&#x20AC;? Pieronek said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We talk with him just about every other day. And he still stays in communication with his family back home (in Vietnam).â&#x20AC;? She added that Martin finally met both of his birth parents, which occurred in the last few years. Tuyet died about two years ago, Pieronek said, which was hard for Martin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he thinks of Mom, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who he thinks of,â&#x20AC;? Pieronek said. She hopes the tale of Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adoption will be an inspiration to others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is that by sharing our story, I will show how God moved to make this a reality for one native son of Vietnam and encourage others to consider adopting children and older ones at that, not just babies,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Martin has been a great blessing to our family, and we will forever be entwined with Vietnam and its people.â&#x20AC;?

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WRITER continued from page B8 series now and then. How does a writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career shift once they reach the NY Times list? That depends on the writer and how the writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publisher reacts to that. For me, and for most of my colleagues, it has been good for the business side of our careers. But it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come with a set of elves who will write the next one. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anyone who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realized that your blank page looks exactly like any other writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blank page â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the thing you really need to focus on does not change. How many successful books does it take for the average writer to be able to leave their day job? Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be great if I could say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three,â&#x20AC;? and point to the Rule Book of Writing Success that declares How Writing Careers Work for Everyone? There is no rule about this â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not even a general set of guidelines. Books differ, contracts differ, publisher excitement is driven by forces that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be predicted by anything other than phrases that make new writers crazy (e.g., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Write an original and captivating book.â&#x20AC;?). Some writers can

Rancho Santa Fe Review quit the day job based on the advance of their first book. Some hit that place after two or three. Some hit it after book 10. Many never hit it. I have friends who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave their day job even after many years, then suddenly hit it so big everyone in their family could quit their day jobs. I know of writers who got big advances on their first books who were never able to sell a thing after that. So this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a question that can be answered with accuracy. The experience is individual. I can say, though, that advances on first books for 95 percent of writers are nowhere near where they need to be to make a living. No one should write solely as a means to quit a day job. This can only lead to unhappiness. Write because you love to write. How do you deal with deadlines, and do you ever find them difficult? A deadline only means that someone wants your work. I find nothing bad about that. How has the publishing industry evolved over the years, and how has this evolution impacted writers? Publishing is changing. It has been constantly changing since Gutenberg first printed on a piece of

paper using movable type. While electronic publishing is driving much of what is changing now, publishing will be influenced by something else tomorrow. Writers should not let this distract them from what they must focus on. What matters most is what we put on the page. Tell us about the Crime Lab Project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what it is and how you got involved. The Crime Lab Project works to raise awareness of the need to improve forensic science in the U.S.. Despite what you see on television dramas, most American crime labs and medicolegal death investigation offices are understaffed, housed in inadequate facilities, and lacking the equipment they need. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been failing to provide the support they need for decades, and pay a price for ignoring them. A recent congressionally mandated report by the National Academy of Sciences found â&#x20AC;&#x153;serious deficiencies in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forensic science systemâ&#x20AC;? and called for â&#x20AC;&#x153;major reforms and new research.â&#x20AC;? Among the problems cited, it found â&#x20AC;&#x153;many forensic science labs are underfunded, understaffed, and have no effective oversight.â&#x20AC;? As a result of our lack of

support of forensic science, untested evidence stockpiles, often allowing the guilty to remain free, stalling investigations, delaying trials, and causing the innocent to be held unjustly. Murderers go undetected because medicolegal death investigators are untrained. We are affected in many other areas of life by forensic science â&#x20AC;&#x201D; homeland security, disaster response, workplace safety, product safety, public health and more. There is a need to ensure that forensic science services are provided by those who are properly educated and trained, that our labs are using proven scientific methods, and subject to the best quality control measures available. You can learn more about the CLP at http:// I founded the CLP after working with forensic scientists for the research in my books. There was a huge gap between public perception and reality â&#x20AC;&#x201D; many people believed their local labs looked like the ones on CSI. Forensic scientists did not always feel free to call attention to problems facing their labs. So I called some writer friends, and we pledged to do all we could to get the word it. It grew from there. What is the best advice you ever received as a writer? Legendary music pro-

ducer Bones Howe (husband of acclaimed mystery writer Melodie Johnson Howe) once gave a group of mystery writers some of the best writing advice ever. We were at a party and many of the writers were doing the kind of complaining that is common at such gatherings, standing around worrying about making bestseller lists, whining about an unpleasant writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undeserved success and so on. I was the newcomer, first book about to be published, and in awe of the rest of the company. So I was lucky that I saw Bones shake his head and heard him say to us, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep your head down.â&#x20AC;? By that he meant, stay focused on your passion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; writing the book. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get caught up in the externals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the politics in the business, organizational infighting, other writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; problems, the craziness, the envy, the whining. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend your time worrying over whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting paid what, who got a better cover, what the reviewers say (good or bad). If you stay focused on writing, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be fine. I later learned the advice was part of his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poor Bones Almanac,â&#x20AC;? as other music engineers called it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now online on his Website, with several of his other wise sayings. What advice do you typically give to aspiring authors?

I often repeat the excellent advice Bones gave me all those years ago. Visitors to my Website (http://www. ) can go to the FAQ page and download a document with a few pages advice. [exact link is Advice%20for%20Writers. pdf ] Three items taken from those pages: 1) Take an author to bed. In other words, read, read, read. The best university for writing is on the shelves of your local public library. Teach yourself to read like a writer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; study how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done by reading. 2) Visit Writer Beware. Writer Beware can be found at http://www.sfwa. org/for-authors/writer-beware Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, but if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t write in those genres, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the advice on this site should be read by every writer. Writer Beware has won praise from many quarters and has the backing of other writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; organizations. The advice on Writer Beware will help to protect you against some of the sharks that infest the publishing waters. 3) Be a lousy writer. Go ahead, practice on the page. Be lousy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning a craft that is complex. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fret about being criticized or criticize yourself into paralysis. Let the fact that you will be able to revise free you to write your first draft.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Certified family law specialist/CPA provides unique service High Bluff Academy offers smaller class sizes and individualized instruction BY KELLEY CARLSON CONTRIBUTOR A person going through a divorce may find that having attorney Nancy J. Bickford on his or her side can be an asset. Bickford is the only certified Nancy Bickford family law special- Photo ist in San Diego by Lauren Radack County who also has an active CPA (certified public accountant) license. “What that means is that I am familiar with financial statements, I am familiar with such concepts as business appraisals, tracing and income from businesses, so that I can conduct and understand discovery and tracing of financial and business issues in a divorce more readily than most other family law attorneys,” she said. “I love helping my clients understand and solve complex financial matters and unwind complicated tracing issues that many, if not most, other divorce attorneys may not understand or enjoy.” The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford exclusively practices family law, providing assistance in areas such as custody, spousal and child support, and

property division. Established in Carmel Valley in 2002, the firm serves all of San Diego County. Bickford didn’t initially set out to be a lawyer. Growing up in Ohio, she earned a bachelor of science degree with a dual major in systems analysis and mathematics from the state’s Miami University. She went on to receive an MBA in accounting from San Francisco’s Golden Gate University, graduating in 1976. After college, Bickford worked for Arthur Andersen & Co., where she audited businesses and financial institutions. Shortly later, she married and became controller for a firm operating hotel and real estate investments. During her career as controller, Bickford and her family moved to Scripps Ranch in 1985. “San Diego is a wonderful city,” she said. “It’s a great place to raise children.” In 1992, Bickford went off on her own. Realizing the need to support three children, she decided to pursue a career in law. “I knew I would have to go to work every day and work hard,” Bickford said. “The career of law is a very jealous mistress; it can be all-consuming. If you don’t love it, it can be very tedious. But it’s something I love to do. ... Helping people makes it all worthwhile.” Bickford attended the California Western School of Law in San Diego, and received her juris doctorate degree in

April 1996. She worked for a couple of San Diego-area law firms until 2002, when she opened her own practice in Carmel Valley. The attorney found many qualities that attracted her to the area — the lifestyle, schools, and proximity to dining, friends and the beach, among others. “It was my absolute positive dream (to live and work there),” Bickford said. These days, Bickford works with two associates in her office: Jeffrey B. Miller, a fellow California Western School of Law grad who joined the firm in 2005; and Bethany M. Ward, a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law who came aboard in 2007. The team highly encourages its clients to resolve issues through mediation. Bickford said litigation is a last resort, “but we have the financial and business sophistication to get the results you deserve should you need to resort to litigation in your divorce.” At least 90 percent of the firm’s cases are settled out of court through mediation and negotiation, Bickford added. The Law Offices of Nancy Bickford is in the Del Mar Technology Center, at 12348 High Bluff Drive, Suite 220, in Carmel Valley. General office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information, call (858) 793-8884 or go to

Carmel Valley now has another option for high school students who prefer smaller class sizes and individualized instruction. High Bluff Academy has recently been accredited as a full-time comprehensive school for students in grades 8-12. Classes are limited to 10 students and most classes have fewer than this. Parents can also opt to have their child take classes one-on-one. The school’s mission is to provide a high quality college prep program with an emphasis on health and fitness. For this purpose, the academy has formed a partnership with the Pacific Athletic Club. All students will be able to benefit from fitness instruction at the club as part of the physical education program. High Bluff Academy, located on High Bluff Drive, was founded in 2002 as a learning center for tutoring, test prep and college counseling. In 2005, it began offering courses for high school credit for students enrolled at Torrey Pines, Canyon Crest Academy and other schools in the area. More than 500 students a year attend courses and tutoring at High Bluff Academy. Many of these students have been accepted to prestigious colleges including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, Yale, Harvard, and other Ivy League schools. Struggling students, who had been discouraged from seeking a college education, have received help from High Bluff Academy and are now doing well in their chosen universities. For more information, please contact Jill Duoto, director, (858) 509-9101 or visit


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Tennis event benefits kids in Tecate, Mexico

T Zina, Alexa and Russell Geyser of sponsor Geyser Holdings

he seventh annual Sean Eduardo Sanchez (SES) fundraising Pro-Am was held Sept. 17 at Rancho Valencia, an Auberge Resort, in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds provide the children of Tecate, Mexico, with access to free tennis lessons, tennis equipment and academic scholarships and support the efforts of the Empty Cradle, a San Diego nonprofit organization that helps parents cope with the loss of an infant before, during or after birth. Pictured on this page are guests at an event Sponsor Party held Sept. 16 at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Jamie and Tony Carr. The event featured a buffet dinner, silent auction and entertainment. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE Meredith, Tate and Adrian Vanderwalt

Mark Sellant, Rick Thompson

John and Heather Winfield, Victoria Robinson, Catryn Fowler of sponsor Rancho Valencia

Debbie Giese, Dan and Barbara Linett, host Jamie Carr

Mary and Rich Toohey

Sheyla and Alberto Ramos Co-founder Eva Stimson, Ann Mae Tan, Jaleh Watson

Rick and Lori Thompson

Jolane Crawford, Kevin Crawford from sponsors Schubach Aviation

Marsi Latimer of sponsor Empty Cradle, Bill and Patty Harman of The Grauer School, Suzanne Wells of Empty Cradle

Patty Robbins, Lisa Kaufman, Nancy Hunter, Judy Adler

Dennise, Alexita and Carol Velasco

Joanne Perrault, Anand Amritraj

Sponsors and hosts Jamie and Tony Carr

Founders Amelia and Eduardo I. Sanchez

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‘Refined with Time’ event supports Boys & Girls Clubs


Melanie Tornroth, Bill Kappler, Phil Tornroth

Jane Grushkin, Robin and Bill King

he inaugural “Refined with Time,” a wine and cuisine event benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, was held Sept. 17 at a private home at The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe. The evening featured musician Larry White, a silent auction and cuisine provided by Burlap, Cafe La Bocca, Pacific Coast Grill, Rimels, Rancho Santa Fe Country Club, The Inn at RSF, Tommy V’s and Zenbu. Bernardo, Fallbrook and Fontanella wineries showcased their wines, while wines from Margaux Pierog of Heirloom Wine Group and Kimberly Jones Selections were available to taste. BGCSDTO is dedicated to providing positive activities to promote education, self esteem, health and character in young people. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, visit PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Cynthia Ryan, Anne and Rick Hoffman

Ian Ragovin, Chris Thoman

Jill DeDolph, Frank Casara

Lindsay Anthis, Nick Deer

Jennifer and Matt Holder

Chris and Janice Schrobilgen

Paul and Janet Stannard, Merv Morris James Flores, Anna Danes

Barbara and John Evenson, Billy Ray Smith, Corey Grant

Robert and Delorine Jackson

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was among the top restaurants that provided food for the event

Hosts Merv and Michelle Morris

Heather and Tyler Reynolds of Tommy V’s

Carolyn Russo, Paula Mendell

Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Keith Padgett


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Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: SEPTEMBER 28, 2011, AT 10:30 A.M. *AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING 321 NORTH NEVADA STREET OCEANSIDE, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $2,425,426.03. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a ďŹ nal

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FAMILY TRUST DATED JUNE 16, 1999 AND AMENDED JANUARY 21, 2000 Recorded October 21, 2004 as Instr. No. 2004-0998065 in Book â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Page â&#x20AC;&#x201D;- of OfďŹ cial Records in the ofďŹ ce of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded June 1, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-0279690 in Book â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Page â&#x20AC;&#x201D;- of OfďŹ cial Records in the ofďŹ ce of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED OCTOBER 14, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 6710 POCO LAGO, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067 â&#x20AC;&#x153;(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).â&#x20AC;? Said Sale of property will be made in â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said

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NOTICE OF PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE RANCHO SANTA FE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Education Code Section 5092, that On August 1, 2011, a vacancy occurred on the above-named governing board; and On September 12, 2011 the remaining members of said governing board appointed Tyler Seltzer as the provisional appointee who shall hold ofďŹ ce until the next regularly scheduled election for district governing board members on November 6,2012; and The provisional appointment confers all powers and duties upon the appointee immediately following his or her appointment; and Unless a petition calling for a special election is ďŹ led with the County Superintendent of Schools within thirty (30) days after the date of the provisional appointment, it shall become an effective appointment; and A petition calling for a special election shall be ďŹ led with the County Superintendent of Schools, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, California 92111-7399 not later than October 12, 2011 and shall contain the following: 1. The Registrar of Voters' estimate of the cost of conducting the special election. 2. The name and residence address of at least one, but not more than ďŹ ve, of the proponents of the petition, each of which proponent shall be a registered voter of the school district. 3. The text of language of the petition shall not appear in less than six-point type. 4. Signatures of at least one and one-half percent (1-1/2%) of the number of registered voters of the district or twenty-ďŹ ve (25) registered voters, whichever is greater, at the time of the last regular election for governing board members. In districts with registered voters of less than two thousand (2,000) persons, a petition shall be deemed to bear a sufďŹ cient number of signatures if signed by at least ďŹ ve percent (5%) of the number of registered voters of the district at the time of the last regular election for governing board members. A petition calling for a special election shall be prepared and circulated in conformity with the requirements of sections 100 and 104 of the Elections Code. Date: September 12, 2011 Rancho Santa Fe School District By _____________ Title: Superintendent RSF190, Sept. 22, 2011


September 22, 2011

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Coldwell Banker’s Nancy White earns CDPE Designation In an effort to stay abreast of changing market conditions where the percentage of distressed properties has risen sharply, Nancy White has recently completed Nancy White the intense course and completed the exam which affords her the designation Certified Distressed Property Expert. White has been a Realtor for over 25 years and

holds many designations, including Certified Residential Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Certified Negotiations Specialist, and others. “There is so much confusion in the market today, and property owners don’t know where to turn. My goal is to give accurate information and offer solutions to these homeowners who are an integral part of our local communities. I serve in an effort to help address issues and seek solutions with an actionable plan as a trusted agent, with the right tools, for smarter deci-

sions.” “The percentage of distressed properties in a healthy market is somewhere around 1 to 3 percent. Recent changes in the real estate market have pushed that number many times higher. Given the market conditions facing many local communities—Nancy felt the need to understand distressed properties is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity,” said Steve Salinas, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Rancho Santa Fe.


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Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: August 30, 2011 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CINDY GASPAROVIC, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www. TAC# 944227 PUB: 09/08/11, 09/15/11, 09/22/11, RSF187 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024581 Fictitious Business Name(s): Mirror Mirror On The Wall Located at: 3830 Via Pasatiempo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92091, San

Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Eileen Haligowski, 3830 Via Pasatiempo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92091. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/29/2011. Eileen Haligowski, RSF186, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024269 Fictitious Business Name(s): Environmental Resources Inc. Located at: 11815 Sorrento Valley Rd., San Diego, CA., 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 11815 Sorrento Valley Rd., San Diego, CA., 92121. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Environmental Resources Inc., 11815 Sorrento Valley Rd., San Diego, CA., 92121, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/25/2011. Jerome B. Kleiman, RSF185, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011


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Prudential Real Estate Affiliates recently recognized the Rancho Santa Fe office for ranking #1 for sales production through the first two quarters of 2011, out of the company’s offices in the Western region with 41 - 75 agents. “There’s no question that the real estate market has been challenging for the past few years,” noted Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe. “However the resourcefulness and marketing skills of the agents in my office have allowed them to remain successful in furthering the interests of their clients.” Acknowledging that a substantial percentage of homes in the area are fine homes and estates, Josepher explained that, “The marketing and sale of homes in the upper tier of the market requires highly specialized knowledge. Our agents are experts at preparing homes for sale and have a detailed understanding about which publications reach the most potential buyers.” The impact of Prudential California Realty’s Luxury Division has been overwhelmingly positive, especially for sellers looking to

get maximum value for their homes. To deliver short market times and optimal results, the Luxury Division leverages Herb Prudential’s Josepher vast network of alliances in the luxury real estate market, highly collaborative agent network and proprietary contact lists. “Of course, it’s not all about representing clients with the sale of their home,” laughs Josepher. “There are a lot of excellent opportunities out there for buyers right now, and the agents at Prudential Rancho Santa Fe are talented negotiators with deep local ties. They love sharing their community knowledge to find the perfect home for their buyers, and the fact that they are the initial point of contact for many people who are new to our area is a source of pride to them.” To contact the best qualified Realtor, please contact Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office at 858-756-7899.

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Attorney Kristina Haymes offers free ‘Living Trust Workshops’ again Sept. 24 and Oct. 4 By popular demand, local trust and estate attorney Kristina Haymes will offer a free living trust and “Kids Protection Planning” workshop on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at “Pump It Up” in Sorrento Valley. The event will provide critical information to more San Diego County families about how to make sure their children are protected no matter what and every parent can have the peace of mind of knowing their children would never be at the mercy of the “broken state court system.” Participants have raved about the seminar. Rancho Santa Fe resident Leslie Lehberg said, “The seminar was excellent, my kids loved it, and even though my husband is an attorney and we already had a will/estate plan in place, we did not realize our kids were not completely protected! We received great value from the seminar; I highly recommend it to all families with small children.” Haymes will also host a “Living Trust

and Family Wealth Planning” workshop in Solana Beach on the Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. At this fun and educational event, Haymes will discuss: 1) Why recent estate tax law changes could render an older trust obsolete; 2) How to avoid the six most common guardianship mistakes people make to ensure your children never end up in the arms of strangers; 3) Why many living trusts don’t work and how to ensure your trust and estate plan will accomplish your goals; 4) How to minimize taxes and fees and also how to pass on more than just your financial wealth, how to create legacies that last and pass on your life wisdom. Register (and receive location information) by calling Haymes’ 24/7 reservation hotline at 858-207-4884. Internet registration is also available by visiting www. Don’t delay, space is limited.

Hope for a Cure fundraiser to be held Oct. 8 Hope for a Cure’s annual fundraiser, which includes a wine tasting, appetizers, entertainment and a silent auction is coming up soon. This year the event is on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Marriott. Hope for a Cure is a unique non-profit organization. Its board identifies cancer researchers in the San Diego area that are in need of scientific equipment to further their efforts in the treatment of cancer. Hope for a Cure raises the funds, locate the equipment, purchase it directly from the manufacturer and donate it directly to the scientist. They have no overhead or administrative fees. 99% of every donated dollar goes to purchase the equipment. The event is fun and educational. For details, visit You can buy tickets ahead of time by calling 858-756-2405.


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6238 La Fremontia Ashley Roberts, Prudential CA Realty 7233 La Soldadera Polly Rogers/Cally Hatfield, Prudential CA Realty 3214 Cerros Redondos Polly Rogers/Cathy Gilchrist, Pru CA Realty/Willis Allen 6072 Avenida Alteras St Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker 6220 Avenida Floresta Andrea Dougherty, Coldwell Banker

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