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One Paseo meeting draws crowd BY JOE TASH CONTRIBUTOR A proposed mixed-use development for the last large, undeveloped parcel in the heart of Carmel Valley is already generating strong opinions by residents both for and against the project, although it remains uncertain when it will actually be built.

City gives Prop. C green light After a review, San Diego city staff has once again cleared Prop. C for take-off. In July, the city’s department of development services surprised the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s Prop C Working Group by telling them that Pacific Highlands Ranch could not build past 1,900 development units until SR-56 was widened — this coming on the heels of the passage of Prop C, which freed PHR’s development from waiting until the completion of the 56’s connectors with Interstate-5. The planning board objected to the 11th hour roadblock and the misunderstanding among city staff has now been resolved. “The main question was answered,” said Manjeet Ranu, planning board vice chair. “We don’t have to wait until 56 is widened and we can once again move forward. It’s unfortunate that we had a three-month delay but it’s better than a 30-year delay.” — Karen Billing

More than 100 people turned out Saturday morning, Sept. 24, for a special meeting of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, where representatives of Kilroy Realty laid out their vision for One Paseo, a project that would include retail shops and restaurants, office buildings, condominiums and apartments on a

23-acre parcel at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real. Several dozen residents also filled out speaker slips to voice their opinion on the project, and speakers were about evenly divided between supporters and opponents. A group opposed to the project, What Price Main Street, made an orga-

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nized presentation. Those against the project were generally concerned with the density of the proposed development and the traffic it might generate, while supporters said the community needs the type of focal point – and local shopping and entertainSee PASEO, Page 6

Artist rendering of One Paseo

History textbook free of bias, state claims BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER A complaint objecting to the representation of Islam in the seventh-grade history textbook in use by the San Dieguito Union High School District was rejected Sept. 1 by the California Department of Education, after the CDE sent the complaint to the textbook’s publishers for review. Thomas Adams, director of the standards, curriculum frameworks, and instructional resources division of the CDE, notified SDUHSD superintendent Ken Noah that the publishers of “World His-

tory – Medieval to Early Modern Times” – published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston – reviewed the objections point by point and determined that changes were not needed. “The publisher responded at length to the allegations of inaccuracy included in the complaint,” Adams wrote to Noah. “After reviewing the contents of the original criticisms and the publisher’s response, we have determined that there is no need to change current materials.” “We’re disappointed, [but] it’s not unexpected,” said Michael Hayutin who, with colleagues Linda Sax and James See TEXTBOOK, page 6

Depositions allowed in lawsuit against Del Mar school district Carmel Creek Elementary School held an international potluck Sept. 23, featuring special performances, including a traditional clothing parade as part of a very eventful day. Also, all new families received a flower. At the event: (Above) Vivian Ye, Huining Liang and (right) Matthew Quinn and Coco. See page B8. Photos: Jon Clark

BY MARSHA SUTTON SENIOR EDUCATION WRITER Over the defendant’s objections, a judge ordered at a hearing held Aug. 19 that depositions could be taken of former Del Mar Union School District board members Steven McDowell and Annette Easton, in the case of Sharon McClain vs. the DMUSD. Other rulings overturned DMUSD’s objections to providing documents and

interrogatory responses to former DMUSD superintendent McClain. Attorney Dale Gronemeier, who represents McClain in her case against the school district for wrongful termination, called it a very successful hearing. “We’re starting to get the information we need,” Gronemeier said. “I think we have broken down an approach to the litigation where the other side was See LAWSUIT, Page 19


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Plans continue for St. Garabed Church on El Camino Real

BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board received an update at its Sept. 22 meeting on the progress of St. John Garabed Armenian Church planned for El Camino Real on the vacant land right behind the new Evangelical Formosan Church. Marcela Escobar-Eck, of the Atlantis Group, said that the project has just received its first round of comments from the city and they plan to resubmit by the end of the year. Several congregation members attended the meeting to show support for the new church. St. Garabed’s plan is for four buildings on the 13.3-acre site, including a 350-seat sanctuary, an 18,090-square-foot social hall, an 11,010-square-foot library and cultural education center, and a 13,840-square-foot youth center and gym. Armenian churches are known as some of the oldest in history, Escobar-Eck said, as they were the first nation to adopt Christianity. Characteristics of Armenian churches include a pointed dome and emphasis on height, rather than width. The project will not ask for any height variances –the church sanctuary will be 93 feet tall to the top of the cross. Allowed height goes up as setbacks increase and with

the setbacks the church has they would be allowed another 14 feet in height they will not take. Escobar-Eck said that they have met with the San Dieguito River Park and the wildlife agencies due to issues with the nearby Multiple Habitat Protection Area, a wildlife corridor and the entrance to Gonzales Canyon. To limit development in that area, Escobar-Eck said they are working on getting an easement for an access road right after the Formosan Church, which would eliminate the need for an entrance to the church near the sensitive habitat and wildlife corridor. Without the road there, Escobar-Eck said they might be able to revegetate the area. Access to the site remains one of the most challenging issues, she said—it’s on a curve on the newly widened El Camino Real. “The Stallions Crossing signal has made a difference, it gives people more of a break,” said Escobar-Eck of a traffic light at the top of the hill for drivers headed north on El Camino Real. Board member Dave McIntyre said that the signal is infrequent and that cars are still going through that area at upward of 60 miles per hour.

September 29, 2011

Sandy Lane development approved The board approved the 10-home Sandy Lane development with a 12-1 vote. The new development is planned for south of SR-56, along Rancho Santa Fe Farms Road. Mark Perlman, of the Marker Company, came back to the board with changes requested at a previous meeting: They added a small pocket park to give children a place to play and removed a perimeter wall, in the spirit of Pacific Highlands Ranch’s goal to avoid closed loop subdivisions. The development will have four floor plans, no parking in the interior streets and some homes will have frontage on Rancho Santa Fe Farms Road for a more open feel. Board Vice Chair Manjeet Ranu made it

a condition of the board’s approval to use more inviting materials than asphalt on the community’s interior streets, such as pavers or scoured colored concrete. Perlman said they would work something into the plan— they avoided using pavers to make it easier for kids to ride on with their skateboards or scooters. The sole vote against the project was member David Bartick, who didn’t like the fact that the project doesn’t have interior parking, forcing visitors to park on the street. — reported by Karen Billing

Number of feet planned for Via de la Valle widening reduced

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BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Members of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board celebrated a small victory on Thursday, Sept. 22, when they heard that while they won’t be able to stop the planned 2013 widening of Via de la Valle, they did play a role in reducing the number of feet the road will be expanded. The widening that will take place along the stretch of Via de la Valle that runs from San Andres Drive to El Camino Real, will now mean a total width of 60 feet, down from the original proposal

of 78 feet. Jan Fuchs, co-chair of the regional issues subcommittee, was pleased with the news that the width would be reduced, a change that board members had fought for five years—their persistence paid off, she said. Board member Anne Harvey said the narrower road was a win to preserve more of the landscape in the sensitive area. “I hope we’ll all be grateful for decades,” Harvey said. Craig Kahlen, of Rick Engineering, presented the update on the project to the board, along with Dale

Greenhalgh of Black Mountain Ranch, LLC. Greenhalgh said that discretionary approval for the project should happen in the first part of 2012, with the bids and permitting process to follow. They hope to kick off the construction in early 2013 and it may take up to 18 months to complete. Kahlen said they were able to accomplish a 60-foot curb- to-curb widening by narrowing traffic lanes and reducing the medians that are normally 14 feet to 4 feet. See WIDENING, page 20

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New SDPD Northwestern Captain hopes to help keep officers fit with ‘San Diego’s Finest CrossFit’ BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Captain Lori Luhnow has been at her new home at the San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division since July and had her eye on doing some home improvement since she first spotted the empty garage in the back of the station. A devoted athlete and fitness buff, Luhnow hopes to convert the empty garage into San Diego’s Finest CrossFit by Oct. 1. She may need some help getting equipment for the space, relying on donations, but it will become a CrossFit affiliate even if she has to drag over equipment from her personal home gym. “(Fitness) is so critical for what we do…in our profession you don’t know what you’re going to come up against on a daily basis,” Luhnow said. Luhnow discovered CrossFit in Coronado three and a half years ago. The strength and conditioning program was founded in 1995 by Greg Glassman (who recently bought a home in Carmel Valley) and Lauren Jenai. The first CrossFit gym opened in Santa Cruz and has grown to include 25,000 affiliates all over the world—locally there are affiliates in Solana Beach, Encinitas and Sorrento Valley. At CrossFit Coronado, the program was run by a pair of Navy Seals and the whole concept clicked for Luhnow: constant stimulation, challenge and change. “I will never do anything else because it just fills every purpose,” said Luhnow. “It’s constantly varied, involving functional movements at high intensity.” To achieve that high intensity, the program involves weight lifting, gymnastics movements (like calisthenics and body supported work) and cardio endurance like running, cycling or jumping rope. To round out Northwestern’s CrossFit facility they will need anywhere from $5,000 for the minimum amount of equipment to $10,000 for the “Cadillac” version of CrossFit. Luhnow aims to get barbells with bumper plates, kettle bells,

Northwestern Captain Lori Luhnow and the spare garage she will convert into San Diego’s Finest CrossFit. Photo/Karen Billing Concept2 rowing machines, squat racks, pull up bars, jump ropes, medicine balls and pylometric-boxes—she’s already got some spare wood to fashion their own. Ideally, they’d like to have enough equipment for 10 people to be working out at the same time before or after their shifts. Luhnow has been part of the police department for 23 years. She describes herself as “ultra competitive” and was San Diego’s first female motor officer. “Obstacles are mere hurdles and that’s the mindset I have. I have a can-do attitude, I believe in win-win situations, there’s no quitting,” she said. Luhnow spent her last three years working as the director of the Family Justice Center and running the domestic violence unit. “I think everyone in law enforcement should have the opportunity to work in an environment like that,” Luhnow said.

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She said so much of their job involves putting away the “bad guys” but that doesn’t always solve the problem. Working with other social agencies and resources, like she did at the Family Justice Center, she felt she was truly able to help people. Becoming a captain was Luhnow’s “ultimate career goal”; she always wanted her own station and is thrilled to have the authority to implement a program like CrossFit that she believes will make a positive difference. Sports and fitness are a passion for Luhnow, in fact, it’s what brought her to San Diego. Luhnow played volleyball for UC San Diego and was a part of three national championship teams. “Athletics has been very good to me,” Luhnow said. “Obviously with our profession that requires the need to be ready for the unknown and all the stressors we incur; fitness and exercise should be advocated for.” There are no fitness standards for officers past the police academy, although it’s every officer’s responsibility to stay in the shape anyway they can, she said. As with anyone, it can be difficult to fit exercise into a busy day—officers often work 10-hour shifts, have long commutes to stations and have to balance family commitments in the time they have off. “We do have gyms at the stations but there’s no program that really brings people together and encourages exercise,” Luhnow said. CrossFit would do both of those things—bringing officers from all over San Diego to Northwestern to work out together and get them as fit as they can be to deal with the everyday unexpected. If interested in donating to San Diego’s Finest CrossFit, contact the San Diego Police Foundation at 858-453-5060 or

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Is San Diego ready for prime time? UC San Diego’s Walshok hopes new forum will showcase assets BY JOE TASH Contributor Organizers hope a forum of ideas planned for next month, featuring luminaries in technology, energy and health, will become an annual tradition and raise San Diego’s profile as a hub for research and innovation. Mary Walshok The first-ever “The Atlantic Meets The Pacific,” a joint venture of The Atlantic magazine and UCSD, will run Oct. 17-19, with the primary venue being the Scripps Seaside Forum at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. “San Diego is a center of gravity in a lot of research and intellectual arenas that are reshaping the world we live in, but it’s still known around the United States as a Navy town,” said Mary Walshok, UCSD vice chancellor and dean of the UCSD Extension. “This is an opportunity for leadership from corporations, foundations and the media to get introduced to all the assets that are here.” “It’s a moment in time when we’re ready for prime time. I think this is going to contribute enormously to how we think about ourselves as well as how others think about us,” she added. Speakers will be interviewed on stage by writers and editors from The Atlantic, such as correspondent James Fallows and editor-inchief James Bennet. About 250 people are expected to attend. Bennet, who has held the post of editor-in-chief of The Atlantic since 2006 and previously worked as a reporter and bureau chief for The New York Times, said he and the speakers prepare for the interviews in advance, but such conversations can take surprising twists and turns, especially when questions from the audience are thrown into the mix. “There’s an element of performance to it. The audience wants to have their own thinking provoked and they want to be entertained. They don’t want a stilted conversation, they want a real conversation,” said Bennet. The conversation should also contain flashes

of humor and be accessible to those who aren’t experts in the speakers’ field, he said. Among the speakers will be Elon Musk, founder of Paypal and current CEO Deepak Chopra of Tesla Motors and SpaceX; physician and author Deepak Chopra; physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow; Twitter cofounder Evan Williams; and computer game design pioneer and Sims creator Will Wright. Bill Richardson, former New Mexico governor and Clinton Administration energy secretary, and John Reed, president and CEO of San Diego’s Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute will also speak, according to the AtlanticLIVE website. Ira Magaziner, who became the senior adviser for policy development for President Clinton, especially as chief healthcare policy adviser, was added to the program on Monday. He now serves as chairman of the William J. Clinton Foundation’s international development initiatives. Bennet will talk with Chopra and Mlodinow about their new book, “War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality,” a collection of essays on such topics as the origin of the universe, the nature of time, what makes us human and whether God is real or an illusion. Chopra and Mlodinow first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” and have since sparred a number of times on themes related to God and science. Bennet said he also wants to raise the topic of alternative medicine. In addition to the interview sessions, participants will tour research labs at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD’s Calit2 digital media program, the Moores Cancer Center and Sanford-Burnham institute. The final day of the event will take place at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Bennet and his colleagues hope to come away with story ideas for The Atlantic’s magazine and website. “We are beneficiaries as well as participants in these events,” he said. AtlanticLIVE runs similar events each year in Aspen, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. Participating in such events, especially in

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TEXTBOOK continued from page 1 Freedman, filed the initial complaint. “They’re hardly going to admit that they have errors.” Noah received the complaint last December and forwarded it to the CDE in March 2011. Hayutin, Sax and Freedman asserted that the textbook portrayed Islam inaccurately or incompletely and, in a 21-page report that Hayutin said took nearly a year to write, cited 22 points in the textbook as problematic. The publishers addressed each of the 22 points in their letter to the CDE, responding to objections raised in the Hayutin report that were reproduced in the letter in paraphrased or edited form. They defended the textbook’s contents for a number of reasons: out of respect for beliefs of other students, the complaints were subjective, complete

Carmel Valley coverage of the issue was limited by textbook space restrictions, California state standards needed to be strictly adhered to, age-appropriateness of seventhgraders was a consideration, and providing more details would be “beyond the scope of a brief historical survey.” Each point was rejected save one: the publishers agreed with the Hayutin team on one question on Sharia, the religious law of Islam. An on-line question in the textbook currently indicates that the statement “Sharia is the law in Muslim countries today” is false. Hayutin objected to this, saying that Sharia law is practiced in whole or in part in many Islamic countries. The publishers agreed that the assertion was not false and recommended rewriting the statement to read: “Sharia is the law in ALL Muslim countries today.” This, they wrote, would make it “a stronger

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‘not correct’ answer.” “They did concede on that one issue because it was so blatant,” Hayutin said. “They basically admitted they’ve got to change the Internet answer because the answer said Sharia is not being practiced anywhere in the world.” Hayutin rejected the publishers’ defense that providing more in-depth information would be inappropriate for students as young as seventh-graders. “That’s a convenient excuse that the poor little ones can’t hear about Muslim abuse,” he said. “But … they have no problem whatsoever if Americans or Christians have committed some atrocities. The kids can hear all about that.” The issues are “clear and so obvious historically,” he said. “The bottom line is the only reason they’re doing this is they’re afraid to offend.” Tehseen Lazzouni, director of the Islamic Speaker’s Bureau of San Diego, said she had not yet seen the letter from the CDE but was “very pleased that they came up with this deci-

sion.” “My feeling in general was that the textbook was very reasonable in its presentation about Islam and Muslims, and I had full faith that the people evaluating it had the knowledge and the background to be able to make this determination,” she said. Noah said the decision was not surprising. “I expected that their conclusions would be what they were, although they were far more thorough than I had anticipated,” he said, referring to the point-bypoint rebuttal. Noah said he agreed that some of the allegations were subjective, were beyond the scope of the state history standards for seventh grade, or were age-inappropriate. He said he supported the CDE’s decision. Next steps Adams said in his letter that textbooks are reviewed by classroom teachers, administrators and experts with advanced degrees in their subject areas before they are recommended for approval by the state board

of education and for adoption by school districts. This particular textbook was adopted in 2005, Adams said. The next review of history-social sciences textbooks had been scheduled for 2011, but legislative action in 2009 suspended this process until 2013. “I don’t think these people have bad motives,” Hayutin said. “I just don’t think that they think it’s important enough.” Hayutin is the San Diego chapter leader of ACT for America, whose stated mission, according to its Web site, is to “inform, educate and mobilize Americans regarding the multiple threats of radical Islam.” Hayutin said he will present his point of view at the state level at the next textbook review cycle, but does not expect that to be any time soon. In the mean time, he said he and his colleagues will “do our best to get the information to as many parents as we can” and will apply political pressure on California legislators. “What we’d ideally like


unto itself.” Before the vision can be realized, however, the developer must seek approval from the local planning board, the San Diego Planning Commission and, ultimately, the San Diego City Council. The next major step in the approval process will be the release of a draft environmental impact report, which will include a detailed traffic study, for review and comment by the public. Little said the environmental documents are currently under review by city staff, and he is not sure when they will be made public, although he hopes the draft EIR will be released by the end of the year. Bob Fuchs, with the What Price Main Street group, said the developer’s tactic in promoting the project is “accentuate the positive and obscure the negative.” The property is currently zoned for 500,000 square feet of office space, and the developer seeks to nearly quadruple allowable construction on the site, which could cause traffic jams and parking problems on surrounding streets and dwarf nearby development, Fuchs said. “It will be superimpos-

ing a UTC (University Town Center) or downtown density on Carmel Valley,” Fuchs said. “I don’t think anyone can deny there’s going to be more traffic, more noise and more pollution” if the project is built, said resident Gene Helsel. Jerry Mailhot, who earlier this year helped launch a website opposed to the project, also questioned the amount of development planned for the site. “You just can’t put 20 pounds of sand in a 10-pound bag,” he said. Others, though, said the project is just what Carmel Valley needs. “After seeing that presentation I can’t believe anyone is against the project, there’s something for everyone,” said Sharon Fornaciari. Lois Leslie, who described herself as a working parent, said the project is needed to increase shopping options for her family. “Spending precious weekend hours away from our families for basic shopping has been a real frustration.” And Mike Reidy said he would have preferred more density, rather than less. “I’m for it. I’m sick of driving to Encinitas, I’m sick of driving to UTC. Let’s get it done,” he said.

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ment options – the project would provide. Bob Little, Kilroy’s vice president for development, said the company has conducted hundreds of research interviews over the past three years with residents and other “stakeholders,” and what they often heard was, “the community was lacking a place to gather… it was lacking a heart.” Project architect Howard Elkus outlined a proposal for a vibrant development with a central “Main Street” corridor lined with shops, restaurants and a cinema, anchored by a landscaped plaza with a large lawn where people could relax. At the south end of the development would stand two office buildings and an underground parking garage, while at the north end, along Del Mar Heights Rd., would be 608 apartments and condominiums. The project has many access points from the surrounding streets, Elkus said. “It’s not just that you can get there from here, you can see in and understand what’s happening inside,” Elkus said. “We’re not creating an island or a fortress

to do is get a state senator to hold hearings and get experts up there before the Senate,” he said. “I have a list of reformist Muslims who agree with us 100 percent. They are out there and there’s more than a few.” He said he hopes to encourage them to come forward and speak publicly about the issue. “We’ll do what we can do,” Hayutin said. “We’re basically three individuals trying to make some kind of a difference in this.” “I think the California Department of Education made the right decision to keep the textbook as is,” Lazzouni said in an email. “I am sure they reviewed the criticisms in light of history and the California history-social science content standards.” Noah said the CDE would be the agency responsible for making additions, deletions or corrections in textbooks, not individual school districts. In light of the CDE’s decision, he said the district will continue as before, using the seventh-grade textbook as is.

As proposed, the Kilroy project would contain 270,000 square feet of retail, including a 50,000-squarefoot cinema; 515,000 square feet of corporate office space; 26,000 square feet of small professional office space; and approximately 900,000 square feet of residential, which includes 608 condos and apartments, and a 150-room hotel. The Del Mar Highlands shopping center, which is across the street, has 278,000 square feet of retail. Little said it is misleading to compare the project’s entire square footage with a commercial development such as UTC, because more than half of the One Paseo development is residential. “It’s like comparing apples to oranges,” he said. The One Paseo project, he said, is an example of compact development, a concept embraced by contemporary planners as an antidote to traffic-generating urban sprawl. For more information on the project, visit the developer’s website at www., or the opponents’ site at

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New lieutenant at SDPD Northwestern Division BY KAREN BILLING STAFF WRITER Carmel Valley’s San Diego Police Department Northwestern Division has yet another new lieutenant, Lt. Andrew Hoffman. Hoffman has 25 years of experience in the police department and most recently worked in the Eastern and MidCity Divisions. Hoffman is Carmel Valley’s third new lieutenant this year— former Lt. Todd Jarvis was reassigned in July. Jarvis took over for Lt. Jerry Mills in February and Mills had only been at the station for about a month. “There’s been so much movement up here and that’s a source of frustration for the community,” said Hoffman, who noted that the division wants there to be stability as much as the community does. There has been almost the same amount of changeover in the position of captain. In July, Captain Lori Luhnow took over for Captain Albert Guaderrama who was only in Carmel Valley for seven months after taking over for Captain Miguel Rosario. After introducing himself at the Sept. 22 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, Hoffman gave a brief quarterly crime report. Hoffman said that violent crimes in the city are down 42 percent from the same quarter last year and vehicle thefts are down 50 percent. There has been a 6 percent increase in commercial burglaries this quarter and Hoffman said a series of crimes were attributed to marijuana dispensaries, increasingly becoming targets of crime. There has also has been a 33 percent increase in juvenile offenses—a significant amount attributed to an incident involving a party bus without parental supervision.

Carmel Valley car wash robbed San Diego police were on the lookout this week for a heavyset man in his mid-20s who robbed a Carmel Valley car wash at gunpoint. The armed robbery, which took place at Del Mar Highlands Car Wash at 12889 El Camino Real, was reported at 8:48 p.m. on Tuesday, according to San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros. The gunman entered the business, took money from a cash register and left, Delimitros said. He took off on foot. Police described him as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 7 and 250-300 pounds, last seen wearing a black pinstripe shirt and black pants. — City News Service

Fairgrounds ramp study would cost $1 million BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer An environmental analysis, the necessary next step in the process of exploring the idea of a direct-access ramp to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, would cost $1 million, Del Mar City Councilman Marc Filanc said Sept. 23. The ramp, a traffic-relieving measure, would be built in conjunction with the upcoming Interstate 5 widening project, set to begin in 2013. Filanc said he met with District 1 City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, who said the City of San Diego does not have any funding it could contribute, and suggested the fairgrounds commit money to the process. Filanc said he also met recently with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), which could potentially be a source of funding. Despite the high cost and lack of funding, Filanc said the idea of a direct-access ramp is “not a done deal.” He said that even if an environmental analysis is performed, it might reveal that a ramp is not the best solution to relieve the fairgrounds’ overwhelming traffic issues. “But we’ll never know unless we pursue this further,” he said.

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Lawsuit reveals possible suspect in suspicious death BY JOE TASH CONTRIBUTOR Documents filed in a lawsuit over nearly $3 million in life insurance policies held by a North County veterinarian who died last year under suspicious circumstances reveal his widow is a potential suspect in the murder investigation by San Diego County sheriff’s detectives. Through the court documents, the widow, Pamela Stonebreaker, denied any involvement in her husband’s death. Dr. Robert Stonebreaker, 53, was found dead in the driveway of a Rancho Santa Fe home on Jan. 17, 2010. The night before, California Highway Patrol officers had found Stonebreaker’s Porsche Carrera a short distance away from where his body was discovered, after it has plunged off Paseo Delicias into a gully. The CHP officers found no driver present, or any sign that someone had been injured, and had the car towed. At first, authorities believed Stonebreaker, who was well-known in North County because of his Del Mar Animal and Bird Hospital and FreeFlight exotic bird sanctuary, had died from injuries he suffered in the car crash. But an autopsy determined his death was caused by head injuries inconsistent with a traffic collision, and the case was ruled a homicide. Stonebreaker’s widow, Pamela Stonebreaker, sued three life insurance companies in March, seeking payment of $2,775,000 in proceeds from life insurance policies purchased by her husband. In court documents, Western Reserve Life Assurance Co. of Ohio cited a California law, nicknamed the “Slayer Statue,” as grounds for withholding payment to Pamela Stonebreaker. The other two companies are the Guardian Life Insurance Co. America and Union Security Insurance Co. The case was originally filed in San Diego Superior Court and later transferred to federal court. Under the Slayer Statute, “a named beneficiary of a life insurance policy who feloniously and intentionally kills the person upon whose life the policy is issued is not entitled to any benefit under the policy,” said the document. The document states, “Petitioner has been informed by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department that Decedent’s surviving spouse, Pamela Stonebreaker, is a suspect in her husband’s murder.” Sgt. Roy Frank of the sheriff’s homicide unit said the case is being actively investigated as a homicide. “We know it’s not an accident. (Stonebreaker’s) injuries were not consistent with

a traffic accident.” Frank said he is cautious about using the word “suspect,” but that Pamela Stonebreaker is “a person that we have not ruled out among others.” “When we investigate crimes, we always look at associates and family members, someone who was in the area (at the time of the crime). We do it by a process of elimination and she has not been ruled out as of yet,” Frank said. Pamela Stonebreaker’s attorney, Nathan Arrington, declined to comment directly on the lawsuit, but directed a reporter to court documents, in which his client denies playing any part in her husband’s death. He said he has advised his client not to grant interviews because of the ongoing federal litigation. An affidavit filed in the case by Arrington notes that Stonebreaker purchased several life insurance policies years before his death, including Western Reserve, and named Pamela Stonebreaker as beneficiary. “The only pretext that Western has offered for withholding policy benefits is its accusation that Pam ‘might” haven been involved in the death of her husband. Western does not have a shred of evidence to support its accusation. That’s because it’s not true. If Western had bothered to conduct even a cursory investigation — such as interviewing percipient witnesses or reviewing telephone records and other documentary evidence — it would have discovered a mountain of evidence establishing that Pam had nothing to do with her husband’s death,” said the affidavit. “In her declaration, Pam states unequivocally that she did not kill her husband, she does not know who killed Bob or why he was killed, she had no involvement in Bob’s January 16, 2010 car accident, and she had no involvement in any of the circumstances that led to Bob’s death,” said the affidavit. The affidavit also includes a detailed timeline of Pamela Stonebreaker’s actions on Jan. 16 and 17, the day of her husband’s car crash and the following morning. According to that chronology, Pamela Stonebreaker was at home with her husband in the afternoon, and she left to pick up one of the couple’s three children at a friend’s house. Robert Stonebreaker was gone when she returned home, and according to the affidavit, the couple’s other daughter said her father did not tell her he was leaving. During the evening, said the court document, Pamela Stonebreaker tried unsuccessfully to reach her husband

on his cell phone, drove by an Encinitas sports bar that her husband sometimes frequented, and also went to the animal hospital in Del Mar to check on a dog that was not doing well. At 9:30 p.m., the time news accounts have reported Stonebreaker crashed his car, Pamela Stonebreaker was at the animal hospital, 7.6 miles from the accident site, said the affidavit. Pamela Stonebreaker returned home about 9:45, and called her sister, expressing concern that her husband had not returned home. At 5 a.m. Sunday, Pamela Stonebreaker left home with her son and daughter to attend her daughter’s volleyball tournament in Norwalk. The couple’s other daughter had spent the night with a friend. During the morning, Pamela Stonebreaker called her home, a neighbor and two hospitals in an effort to find her husband. Later in the day, while still at the volleyball tournament, she received a call from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office, informing her that her husband had died, said the affidavit.

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Soldier Stories: ‘All I wanted was a cool drink of water’ This column presents soldier stories to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. BY JEANNE MCKINNEY Contributor America was designed by its Founding Fathers to offer wellsprings of hope. Implanted deep in her history, are liberties and freedoms that foster American dreams, goals, and opportunities. I think of our soldiers as our most patriotic keepers of the wellsprings. They fiercely protect our nation’s refreshing waters of hope. Hope is what Corporal Joseph Diomeade, a 3531 Motor T Operator with Combat Logistics Regiment 1, hung onto on Dec. 6, 2010. This tall, dark-haired Marine remembers the day clearly. “It was a bad day for the whole platoon. We were on our way back from a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Northern Helmand, Afghanistan, coming back down to Camp Leatherneck.� Diomeade was Vehicle Commander (VC) of the military’s newest defense against the metallic dragons of the desert — hidden in the dirt and ready to deliver explosive destruction. His Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) 7-ton truck was equipped with a 240 Bravo Medium machine gun, providing security for the convoy. The truck looks like something built to survive an alien attack. Three vehicles in front and behind his MRAP were strictly for transporting supplies – with no offensive or defensive weapons. Outside the truck, it sounded like a cannon, magnified, when the dragon released its concussive power. Inside the armored shell, Diomeade vividly recalls, “It sounded like a loud clap. The truck shook and slammed to a halt —the explosion blowing the front tires off its sled-like body, so the extended front axle dug in the ground like a spade.� It wasn’t until Diomeade saw the dust and smoke — water bottles exploding, and his ears started ringing – that he realized they’d been hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), even though the truck ahead had gone safely over the same spot. The first thing Diomeade did was check on his Driver and then his Gunner, who stands with his head out of the truck. Diomeade recounts, “We’re all pumped up, adrenaline rushing and we’re screaming at each other – Whew! I’m feeling myself to make sure everything is still connected. Then right away I got on the radio, let my Convoy Commander know we got hit, saying “We’re going to need a sweep team to come up and rescue us.� Later, they discovered a skid mark on the turret from a tire that blew off - missing his Gunner’s head by inches. “Nobody got hurt, thank God.� I asked Diomeade how he kept his bearings. With tough resolve he offers, “Goes down to the 14 leadership principles they learn from day one in Boot Camp. The phrase ‘JJ did tie buckle’ helps them remember Judgment, Justice, Decisiveness, Integrity, Dependability, Tact, Initiative, Enthusiasm, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Leadership and Endur-

problem you have to deal with today, I think you’re leading a pretty good life.� Diomeade suggests. “Even if you don’t support the war — support our troops. If you have the opportunity, take 10 seconds and give them a friendly handshake and a thank-you. You’d be surprised how it makes someone’s day.� Driving in Motor T (transport) is a dangerous Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) — a far cry from Parkridge, New Jersey and Joe’s closely-knit Italian family he talks to every day he can. When he first came home and said “I signed the papers� his dad realized his son wasn’t a boy anymore: “I was a man making my own decisions.� He threw himself completely into the Marines. Trekking the mine-ridden roads of foreign lands, he has never looked back. Diomeade wears a bandana with a favorite Psalm written on it. He reads it before and after every mission. He remembers being asked by a shaken Marine who had just gotten blown up.�How do you get back in the truck?� “You just kind of do it. I’ll pray with you real quick.� Diomeade collects Bibles from care packages and hands them out. For those who don’t want a book, he offers this,� I’ll look out for you – I’ve got your back. No worries.� People looking out for each other. There’s great hope in that.

Joseph Diomeade ance.� Following those principles for over four years has helped Diomeade be a better leader, helps him maintain a combat stance, so when he gets blown up – he’s “prepared and ready — in the chute� to engage in combat, and to do whatever he has “to do to protect his brothers and bring them safely home.� “Even though the Mine Rollers and hand-held metal detectors sweep for IEDs multiple times, they’re still not finding all of them,� Diomeade laments, “causing the pucker factor to kick in.� These buried destroyers “blow up when topical pressure forces two points of contact to meet and complete the circuitry. When a vehicle is hit, after 35-40 seconds, if there is no visual signal, you pull up and see what’s going on. Outside the truck tracks, there can still be more pressure plates 6 inches one way or another.� “Before the MRAP, we were still driving around unarmored Humvees. Trucks were getting hit with roadside bombs and cut in half or turned inside out.� MRAPs have knocked the casualties down. To Joseph, it’s frustrating to fight an invisible enemy that hide their dragons of war night and day, “especially when you see your buddies get blown up – you want to find out who did it. You can be in the middle of nowhere - no one around for miles. Even if we wanted to shoot at someone, we couldn’t because we don’t know who did it. These things might have been there forever. You get the rainy seasons passing, the wind and sandstorms — it’s going to cover up any track� that would warn of being near the metallic dragon’s lair. Complicating the never-ending threat of IEDs, they are ambushed by small arms fire. “You have to respect the enemy as combatants. They are a lethal enemy. In the seven months we were there, we saw them progress from not being able to hit us from 100 meters with small machine guns and AK-47’s, to being able to hit us from 1000 meters.� Asking where the insurgents get the technology, “There are some creative minds working for them that develop trigger mechanisms for the IEDs and the chemical makeup of the explosive.� They’re getting a great deal of help. IED’s leave a trail of destruction, death, and sorrow for our soldiers and native Afghans. “These people – they’re drinking

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Local boys turn summer trip into ‘eye-opening’ service project BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer Two Del Mar boys learned over the summer that their home country is a far cry from the home they’ve grown to know. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Del Mar, Zakary and Eli Collin visited the African nation for the first time this summer with their mother, Debra Jedeikin, also a Zimbabwe native. A cross between an educational family vacation and a service project, the trip was an opportunity for Zakary, a

ninth-grader at Canyon Crest Academy, to transport more than 100 pounds of school supplies to a Zimbabwe elementary school as part of a Bar Mitzvah philanthropy project. Eli, a seventh-grader at Earl Warren, accompanied his brother to Batanai Primary School, which Jedeikin said was so overcrowded that classes were being conducted outside. “The school was in dire need of all kinds of supplies, as are all schools in that country,” said Jedeikin, add-

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ing that the students have only one school uniform each, that they must wash several times a week. “They were overjoyed and deeply appreciative of our donation.” Zakary collected the items, which included erasers, sharpeners, colored pencils, glue sticks and rulers, at his spring Bar Mitzvah, in which he asked his 200 guests to each bring a $5 item to donate to the cause. “A few of our dollars go a long way there. Ten dollars would buy a child’s food for a week.” said Jedeikin, whose family is in the process of setting up a foundation to sponsor African families and students attending college. Jedeikin, a local marriage and family therapist, said giving globally is something she wants her sons to understand, and that sentiment is what drove her family’s recent trip to Zimbabwe. “I want my children to see they can make a difference in a small but practical way,” she said. Eli, 11, said the trip made him more mindful and grateful. “Driving on the broken-

Zakary and Eli Collin distribute school supplies collected from a Bar Mitzvah service project to students of a Zimbabwe school. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBRA JEDEIKIN down streets really made me think about what I have,” he said. Zakary, 14, said being in a school that was so underprivileged was a “real eyeopening experience.” “It showed me how a school in a poorer, hardworking country can be like,” said Zakary, who moved from Zimbabwe to the United States when he was 3 years old. “I was inspired to give to this school


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‘A Friends of Jung’ lecture to be held Oct. 7 A Friends of Jung lecture, “Who Stole the Arms of Venus de Milo?: The Myth of Beauty from Aphrodite to Ansel Adams,” will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Mueller College, Building D, 123 Camino de la Reina, San Diego. The presenter is Phil Cousineau, freelance writer, filmmaker, and teacher. He has published over 25 books, including the best selling “The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell,” and has written or co-written many documentary films. Cousineau is currently host of “Global Spirit,” a nationally broadcast series on LINKTV that premiered on PBS this summer. A Saturday workshop, “Myth, Dreams, Movies,” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. follows the lecture. Workshop fees are $50 for members and $60 for non-members. To sign up for a Saturday workshop, please send name, address phone, email address and check payable to “Friends of Jung” to Friends of Jung, P.O. Box 2363, Del Mar, CA 92014-1663. Information on lecture and workshop at: www.jungsandiego. com.


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A trio of longtime Casey Gerry partners — Frederick Schenk, Gayle M. Blatt and Robert J. Francavilla — will be honored as “Outstanding Trial Lawyers� by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD), Robert J. during a special Francavilla Frederick Schenk “Evening with the Trial Stars� dinner at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, Friday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. Every year, CASD, a local organization of trial lawyers dedicated to preserving and protecting the legal rights of consumers, celebrates the accomplishments of San Diego attorneys who have obtained outstanding results for their clients. According to firm senior partner David S. Casey, Jr., whose father David Casey, Sr. founded CASD in 1960, the Casey Gerry attorneys will be honored for their efforts on two separate cases: Frederick Schenk, for Church v. Marshall’s Department Store. Schenk obtained more than $300,000 for his client, Silvia Church, following injuries she suffered after a serious fall at the Marshalls Department Store in Chula Vista. Robert J. Francavilla & Gayle M. Blatt, for Finley v. Club One, Inc. Francavilla and Blatt obtained $1.8 million for their client, David Finley, after he fell and suffered serious injuries while playing basketball at Club One, a fitness facility in Carmel Mountain Ranch. For more information on An Evening with the Trial Stars, please visit

The Daily Journal has named Carmel Valley resident John H. Gomez, founder and trial attorney at The Gomez Law Firm, one of the Top 100 Attorneys in California 2011. Attorneys so recognized have been selected from a group of approximately 800 attorneys, nominated by their peers in the legal community as well as Daily Journal staff. A University of San Diego graduate, Gomez attended Yale Law School. He is Lawyer USA’s 2010 National Lawyer of the Year; 7-time recipient of the “Outstanding Trial Lawyer� Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; 2010 and 2006 “Trial Lawyer of the Year�, also by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Additionally, he is recognized as a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer, in personal injury and product liability. Gomez represents the surviving family members of CHP Officer Mark Saylor in the runaway Lexus case in Santee in 2010 and also obtained the jury verdict against Kristin Rossum and San Diego County in the “American Beauty Murder�. More recently, Gomez was selected

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A local nonprofit agency that uses music to promote the social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of people throughout the county is seeking volunteers to be trained to bring joy to those in need. Resounding Joy Inc., based in Carmel Valley, teaches a network of “Joy Giversâ€? to provide recreational music experiences to nursing homes residents, infants of teen parents, homeless people and others at faith- and community-based organizations including Encinitas Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Redwood Elderlink in Escondido, and the Third Avenue Charitable Organization in San Diego. Volunteers will be trained from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Solana Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Rancho PeĂąasquitos, and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Carmel Valley. During the 12 hours of classes, candidates will learn how to use musical instruments and singing to reduce stress among clients, encourage self-expression and reminiscence and offer social support. For more information, contact Noelle Pederson, director of education and training for Resounding Joy, at (866) 8000197 or

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Taste and Art Stroll in Del Mar offers something for everyone — including the family pet BY DIANE Y. WELCH CONTRIBUTOR On Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., everyone is invited to the annual Taste and Art Stroll in Del Mar. The event takes place along Camino Del Mar/ Pacific Coast Highway 101 starting at 15th Street, in the historic downtown village of Del Mar, and ending at 11th Street. The art stroll is a free family-friendly event with more than 100 noted local and regional juried artists exhibiting their works, and live music and entertainment creating a festive ambiance. For the foodies in the family, the Taste of Del Mar, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — for a pre-event ticket cost of $25 or $30 payable at the event — will provide a wide variety of great eats. “You’ll discover irresistible culinary creations offered by

Gem Faire coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 30-Oct. 2 More than 100 importers/exporters will bring fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals and minerals to the 22nd annual Gem Faire, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Del Mar Fairgrounds/Bing Crosby Hall, noon to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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a number of our fine restaurants, along with selections from California wineries and breweries,” said Jen Grove, executive director of the Del Mar Village Association (DMVA), who has sponsored and organized the event with the support of the City of Del Mar. “There’s truly something for everyone, including the family pet,” said Grove. This year an added attraction is The Pet Stroll, with dog tastes and treats at the following locations: Smashburger, Frustrated Cowboy, Julie’s Beachwear, Willis Allen Real Estate, Dexter’s Deli, and Café Secret. “Each location will be identified on the event map that you will be given when you buy your ticket. So you can take your dog along with you for the stroll and it will get also get to taste treats along the route,” Grove explained. The Pet Stroll booth will be set up on 15th Street, near Americana and Jimmy O’s. “There will be a double booth here displaying some pet art and there will be give-aways like bandanas. What’s really new is that we’ll have a doggie photographer called the ‘Pupparrazi’ who will be roaming the event to take action shots of the dogs along the stroll,” said Grove. Photos will later be posted on social media sites and the DMVA website. “There is a huge dog population in

Chili & Quackers Challenge is Oct. 15 The Rotary Club of Del Mar will host its popular and successful community event, The Chili & Quackers Challenge, on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3-6 p.m. at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. This free event features a Ducky Derby and Chili Cook-Off for both restaurants and individuals. The Ducky Derby, set for 4:30 p.m., returns to the Pacific Ocean. Rubber ducks will be released in the ocean on a course set up by the Del Mar Lifeguards. The owners of the first 10 ducks to cross

the finish line will win great prizes (prizes include an iPad 2, iPod, HDTV, and a stay at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel). Participants can adopt ducks for only $10 each, or in special discounted packs. New this year, ducks can be purchased online. Individuals do not have to attend the event to purchase ducks. Winners, if not present, will be contacted. The Chili Cook-Off, featuring both restaurants and individuals, begins at 5:15 p.m. Restaurants will be charged $50 to enter, and individuals can participate for $30. Ducky Derby adoption and Chili Cook-Off registration forms are available online at

Del Mar and we are very dog friendly, so the DMVA board thought, ‘Let’s make it more fun for the dogs,’” said Grove. Many of the restaurants participating in the Taste of Del Mar will have drink specials available. There will be halfpriced mimosas and glasses of wine, for example, and some will be complimentary. “The idea is that people may sip along the way with their tasting,” said Grove. There are 28 taste participants, each taste station is also included on the event map. There are three different venues for music, and three different children activity stations. Geppettos is sponsoring a mosaic crown-making activity for kids, there will be complimentary face-painting, and the Del Mar Library is providing a kids’ craft activity. A guest artist, William Zin, will be creating a chalk painting on 15th Street, “People will be able to stroll by and experience his art as it is transpiring,” said Grove. Free parking will be provided at City Hall and valet parking will be available in the Del Mar Medical Center located between 14th and 13th Street. To purchase tickets, to print an event map, or for more information visit http://

Local residents/Realtors holding blanket drive for the homeless Coldwell Banker Carmel Valley Realtor Connie Cannon, as well as her daughter, Blair, a student at Torrey Pines High School, are conducting a “Blanket Drive for the Homeless” to collect blankets for the San Diego homeless. The blanket drive was inspired by Carlsbad Realtor Ashley Bedard, from Realty Executives, who said, “I was downtown [one winter] in Balboa Park, freezing, as I drove by what seemed like hundreds of homeless gathered together under the freeway bridge in attempt to keep warm. It broke my heart. Who am I to complain of being cold when I have blankets, sweaters, a roof over my head, and a heater to keep me warm.” For monetary donations, please make the check payable to Ashley Bedard and mail to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Attn: Connie Cannon, 3810 Valley Centre Drive. Ste. 906 San Diego, CA 92130. If you do not have the monetary means to help, please feel free to donate gently used jackets, sweater, sleeping bags, or blankets would be greatly appreciated. Last year’s funds helped buy 600 tooth brushes and purchase more blankets for the homeless. Please call Connie Cannon for pick up or drop off (at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) at 858-354-5538. Visit











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Researchers work to extend prostate cancer options BY LYNNE FRIEDMANN Contributor Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. It will affect one in six U.S. men in their lifetime; African-American men are more than twice as likely to die from it. Diagnosis involves a simple blood test and, if caught early effective treatments are available. Yet only 36 percent of men, age 50 to 64, receive regular prostate cancer screening; compared to more than 70 percent of women, in the same age group, who receive regular mammogram screening for breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. While there are new drugs and more targeted therapy available than ever, basic research being done within labs in Torrey Pines Mesa may eventually lead to other forms of treatment and maybe even a vaccine. The chestnut-size prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. The American Urological Association recommends that all men age 40 and over talk with their doctor about prostate cancer screening, particularly if there

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is a family history of prostate cancer. Screening involves a blood test to measure PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels together with a digital rectal exam. The good news is cancer caught before it has spread beyond the prostate gland can often be successfully treated

with surgery or radiation therapy. “Radiation can be made to conform to the shape of the tumor, allowing us to avoid damaging the bladder and colon,” said John P. Einck, M.D., assistant clinical professor, department of radiology, UCSD School of Medicine, in a public health seminar presented Sept. 13 at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. For more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, several new FDA-approved drugs shown to improve survival have recently come on the market. “There are more drugs available now than ever, with an additional 15 or 20 agents in the (drug-development) pipeline,” said Christopher J. Kane, M.D., F.A.C., professor of surgery/urology, and chief of urology at UCSD School of Medicine. In May, The Scripps Research Institute and the Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.) were awarded more than $2 million to study the origins of prostate cancer and the role that inflammation plays in tumor development and growth.

Researchers at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center hope to develop a low-cost immunotherapy for prostate carcinoma based on a decade of research that has shown the immune system’s “killer” Tcells — thought to recognize only peptides or pieces of proteins — can also recognize sugars on the surface of tumor cells. The next step is to utilize the T-cells’ recognition ability to attach and kill the cancer cell. “If ultimately proven successful, this could be used in a first attempt to try to address vaccination on a large scale to prevent cancer,” said immunologist Alessandra Franco, M.D., Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCSD School of Medicine in a news release announcing additional funding for the research. Some types of prostate tumors are more aggressive and more likely to metastasize than others. Nearly one-third of these aggressive tumors contain a small nest or else are entirely made up of especially

dangerous cells known as neuroendocrine-type cells. In July, a team of investigators at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute reported the identification of a series of proteins that could provide doctors with an early warning sign for tumors that are likely to metastasize. “In identifying this protein pathway, we’ve identified new markers that can be used to distinguish the dangerous cells and find new targets for therapy,” according to Ze’ev Ronai, Ph.D., associate director of Sanford-Burnham’s National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Sanford-Burnham researchers also study the impact of nutrition on cancer using mass spectrometry to track stable isotopes incorporated into nutrients taken up and metabolized by cells. The result is a step-by-step snapshot of how cancer cells defy poor nutritional environments, what happens to the nutrients they take in, and

how to pinpoint and exploit vulnerabilities in cancer cells. While prostate cancer is a relatively common type of cancer in men, it tends to grow very slowly. This being the case, often the best course of action is simple observation, known as “active surveillance” without the surgery or radiation that can unnecessarily diminish the quality of life for men. “I can guarantee no side effects with active surveillance,” said J. Kellogg Parsons, M.D., M.H.S., associate professor of surgery, UCSD Medical Center. In March, a new clinical trial at UCSD Moores Cancer Center was launched. Known as the MEAL (Men’s Eating And Living) study, it is the first to evaluate whether lifestyle changes can delay the progression of prostate cancer. “We focus on more vegetables, less meat, and comprehensive counseling which encourages a more active lifestyle,” said J. Kellogg Parsons, M.D., M.H.S., urologic oncologist at the Moores Center. Lynne Friedmann is a science writer based in Solana Beach.

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Pilates People offers top trainers and a variety of classes for all levels BY KELLEY CARLSON CONTRIBUTOR Husband and wife David and Doreen Hall form the core of Pilates People in Carmel Valley. The couple have been in business for 10 years, offering a variety of services that include Pilates training for all skill levels, physical therapy and acupuncture. Pilates is a system of exercises developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany. The method is designed to strengthen and build control of muscles, especially those used for posture; it requires precise control of movements and awareness of breathing. It’s recommended that clients new to this discipline enroll in one-on-one classes “to get familiar with the concept of Pilates and the equipment,” Doreen said. “You will have a better outcome.” In addition to private lessons, duet classes are available by appointment, in which two people work with one instructor for a lower fee. Several group classes are offered daily, and because the class sizes are small — there’s an average of five to six people per session — sign-ups are required. The offerings cover the spectrum — on the gentler end, there’s I Love My Back, which emphasizes core strengthening without stress on the spine; yet there are also faster-paced, more intense classes with a “boot camp-inspired style,” Doreen said. And, of course, there are options at the intermediate level, as well. Some of the classes incorporate functional fitness training, in which people use their own body weight in upright positions through exercises that carry over into everyday life. New on the schedule is the Tone Teen and Core workout class, which is “designed from head to toe to work on common posture, strength and flexibility issues with teens, presented with fun music and in a light and friendly environment,” Doreen said. Along with these sessions, all of the trainers at Pilates Peo-

Pilates People provides top-level training. ple have the ability to work with women who are pregnant or in the post-partum stage, Doreen said. Class availability depends on the number of participants. There is a stigma in regards to men participating in the Pilates program, David acknowledged, but he added that a lot of professional athletes perform the exercises. “I work with a lot of high-level, athletic men; they gain huge benefits,” David said. The Halls also incorporate Pilates and its principles through Carmel Valley Physical Therapy, located in the same office as Pilates People. “We don’t use physical therapy aids, and therapists spend the whole time with the patient,” Doreen said. Between Pilates People and Carmel Valley Physical Therapy, there are 12 employees. “We have extremely high-caliber trainers,” David said. “We do a lot of additional education with them.” Doreen added that all of the physical therapists have more


than 10 years of experience. She herself has been in the field for more than 20 years, having graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. After trying Pilates, Doreen said she realized “that it provided a forum for exactly what I was trying to do with my back stabilization patients, and I decided to incorporate it into my treatments. The results were so great that I eventually designed my whole practice around it (Pilates).” David’s experience with Pilates began about 15 years ago, as a graduate student studying exercise physiology at San Diego State University. He attended a sports medicine conference in Colorado with a professor and had an opportunity to tour a new Pilates studio in Denver. “The bells and whistles went off,” David said. Inspired by what he saw, David and Doreen decided to undergo training through Polestar Pilates. The Halls soon began teaching the exercises; Doreen worked in North County, while Dave was employed in La Jolla. When they finally decided to go into business together, the couple selected Carmel Valley as their ideal site: “We figured if it was a central location, our clients would come with,” Doreen said. Initially, they set up Pilates People on Carmel Country Road in 2001, but five years later, they expanded their services with Carmel Valley Physical Therapy and moved to the current location, at 4765 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 202. “It’s a state-of-the-art facility and a beautiful space,” David said. “We have strong dedication. ... We bring new research, and we’re applying it to what we do.” Pilates People is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Go to or call (858) 847-0055. Carmel Valley Physical Therapy’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Go to or call (858) 847-0044.



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Popular Knorr Candle Factory and retail shop for sale BY KELLEY CARLSON Contributor The Knorr Candle Factory and retail shop may be for sale, but the owner still has a burning desire to see the business continue. “I’d like to sell it to someone who will keep it going,” owner Steve Knorr said. “Hopefully, somebody will buy the place and keep it running just the way it is. That’s really my goal.” The 67-year-old believes the time has come for him to retire, and he doesn’t have anyone in the family to take over his role. “It’s a lot of work, even though it’s a wonderful place,” Knorr said. Knorr Candle Factory produces more than 1 million candles each year, according to Bob Angello, broker associate at Willis Allen Real Estate, who is handling the property’s sale. There are more than 3,000 candle models, in varying colors, sizes and shapes, Knorr added. The unique candles are created from pure beeswax; they are smokeless, dripless and burn twice as long as a standard candle, he said. The business has been in the Knorr family for sever-

al generations. Steve’s grandfather, Ferdinand Knorr, was a machinist and part-time beekeeper who immigrated to the U.S. from Poland in 1904. He came to San Diego in 1920, and moved to the San Dieguito River Valley six years later. In 1928, Knorr Candle Factory was established at 14906 Via de la Valle in Del Mar. Ferdinand established Knorr Beeswax Products Inc. in 1932 as an outgrowth of the then-existing business, producing candles, honeycomb foundation that speeds up the honey-making process, and sheets of wax used by candle-making hobbyists. In 1950, Ferdinand’s son Henry bought the company; Steve took over ownership from his father in 1985. Today, the Del Mar landmark has 20 employees, including Henry, who works in the beekeeping department. The candles can be found all over the world, including in high-end gift shops in places such as Beverly Hills and New York. The Knorr brand is even familiar in the White House; its candles decorated Christmas dinners for presidents Einsenhower and Clinton.

Despite the fact that Knorr Candle Factory has been on the market for several weeks, it is continuing to operate during its regular hours, and there is no goingout-of-business sale planned, Steve Knorr said. Five buildings totaling 10,000 square feet are part of the $5 million asking price: There’s the candle factory and retail shop, a showroom and offices, and a house and cottage. There are also two legal lots as part of the package — one is 2-anda-half acres and contains the structures; the other is 1 acre and vacant. In addition, there are two parking lots containing more than 50 spaces. “(The factory) is a neat atmosphere, a throwback to the early 1900s,” Angello said. Once the business is sold, Knorr acknowledged that it might be a bit of an adjustment. “I would have to get over the shock of not having to work,” he said with a laugh. “It might take a while.” But he indicated that he would probably adjust just fine by scuba diving and

The Knorr Candle Factory and retail shop spending time at the beach, along with traveling. Knorr hinted that he could possible stay involved in the business for a while, even after its sale, because there’s a learning curve with the machines and various other aspects of the company. He added that he hopes the buyer will keep a good portion of the employees, some of which have been

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Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 13. It is reprinted with the permission of the author. BY JUDY MULLER We’ve been hearing a lot of depressing news in recent years about the dire financial prospects for big daily newspapers, including the one you’re now holding. Or watching. Or, in the argot of the digital age, “experiencing.” But at the risk of sounding like I’m whistling past the graveyard, I’d like to point out that there are thousands of newspapers that are not just surviving but thriving. Some 8,000 weekly papers still hit the front porches and mailboxes in small towns across America every week and, for some reason, they’ve been left out of the conversation. So a couple of years ago, I decided to head back to my roots, both geographic and professional (my first job was at a weekly), to see how those community papers were faring. And what I found was both surprising and inspiring. At a time when mainstream news media are hemorrhaging and doomsayers are predicting the death of journalism (at least as we’ve known it), take heart: The free press is alive and well in small

towns across America, thanks to the editors of thousands of weeklies who, for very little money and a fair amount of aggravation, keep on telling it like it is. Sometimes they tell it gently, in code only the locals understand. After all, they have to live there too. But they also tell it with courage, standing up to powerful bullies — from coal company thugs in Kentucky to corrupt politicians in the Texas Panhandle. “If we discover a political official misusing taxpayer funds,” an editor in Dove Creek, Colo., told me, “we wouldn’t hesitate to nail him to a stump.” You might be thinking that attitude would be fundamental for anyone who claims to be a journalist. The Los Angeles Times certainly nailed those officials in Bell to the proverbial stump in its award-winning expose of municipal corruption. But just imagine how much more difficult that job would have been if those Times reporters lived next door to the officials they were writing about — or, as sometimes happens in a small town, if they had been related to one of them. Practicing journalism with gusto comes with a price tag in a small community — from being shunned in the checkout line at the grocery store to losing a major advertiser. Of course, most of these newspapers are not uncovering major scandals on a regular basis. That’s not what keeps them selling at such a good clip; it’s the steady stream of news that readers can only get from that publication — the births, deaths, crimes,

sports and local shenanigans that only matter to the 5,000 or so souls in their circulation area. It’s more than a little ironic that small-town papers have been thriving by practicing what the mainstream media are now preaching. “Hyper-localism,” “citizen journalism,” “advocacy journalism” — these are some of the latest buzzwords of the profession. But the concepts, without the fancy names, have been around for ages in small-town newspapers. The “holy trinity” of weekly papers consists of high school sports (where even losing teams benefit from positive spin), obituaries (where there’s no need to speak ill of the dead because everyone in town already knows if the deceased was a jerk) and the police blotter. The latter can be addictive, even to outsiders. These items, often lifted intact from the dispassionate log of the sheriff’s dispatcher, are the haikus of Main Street: “Caller states that there is a 9-year-old boy out mowing the lawn next door and feels that is endangering the child in doing so when the mother is perfectly capable of doing it herself.” Or: “Man calls to report wife went missing 3 months ago.” The business models of these small-town papers are just as intriguing as the local news. In 2010, the National Newspaper Assn. provided some heartening survey statistics: More than three-quarters of respondents said they read most or all of a local newspaper every week. And a full 94% said they paid for their papers. And what of the Internet threat?

The Carmel Valley Library Corner BY JULIE WONG We thank you for supporting the Friends of Carmel Valley book sales. Proceeds go to buy new materials for the library and to pay for children’s programs, art and music programs. Many thanks to Cindy Renfrow and volunteers for their time and hard work. Our library benefits from their efforts. DONATING BY TEXTING 1. Text LIBRARY to 20222 to make a $5 gift to support the San Diego Public Library. 2. Confirm your donation by entering YES. 3. Your donation will appear as a $5 tax deductible donation on your mobile phone bill. Donate up to six times per month by texting LIBRARY to 20222. Want to donate more? Visit SupportMyLibrary. org. Every Tuesday @ 4 p.m. AFTERNOON STORY TIME Mr. Ted will entertain with stories, songs, and music. Every Tuesday @ 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. AFTERSCHOOL TUTOR-

ING FOR K-12 Need help with assignments, test preparations, reading skills, or other school related learning? Visit the main desk to reserve your spot. Tutors are from READ and Volunteer San Diego. Every Wednesday @ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. YOGA CLASS FOR SENIORS This is a program for seniors only that is held in the Community Room of the Carmel Valley Branch Library. Instructors are from Silver Age Yoga. Every class utilizes chairs but please bring your own exercise mat if desired. No reservations required. Every Thursday @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF TOMORROW (SET) This is a program for 4th 8th graders with fun science/

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Many of these small-town editors have learned a lesson from watching their big-city counterparts: Don’t give it away. Many weeklies, from the Canadian Record in the Texas Panhandle to the Concrete Herald in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, are charging for their Web content, and, because readers can’t get that news anywhere else, they’re willing to pay. Meanwhile, some big-city journalists are finding a new life at smaller papers. After Denver’s Rocky Mountain News folded, the paper’s Washington correspondent, M.E. Sprengelmeyer, decided to buy a paper in the small town of Santa Rosa, N.M. He brought along a photographer and a political cartoonist as well. The result — a paper that is already winning awards and an editor who is exhausted but happy to be making a living in a beautiful place. “In Santa Rosa,” he says, “the future of print is print.” I wouldn’t be so bold as to predict the future, not in a media landscape that is constantly shifting. But when we engage in these discussions about how to “monetize” journalism, it’s refreshing to remember a different kind of bottom line, one that lives in the hearts of weekly newspaper editors and reporters who keep churning out news for the corniest of reasons — because their readers depend on it. Judy Muller, a journalism professor at USC, is the author of “Emus Loose in Egnar: Big Stories From Small Towns.” Copyright © 2011, Los Angeles Times

This is a program for ages 6-12 and will be held in Community Room of the Carmel Valley Branch Library. No registration required and limit of 40 participants. Legos contain small objects and parent’s supervision is recommended. Oct. 12, 26 @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. AFTERNOON CRAFT TIME FOR PREK-6TH GRADERS This program is for PreK6th graders and no registration is required. The class will be limited to 40 participants. Oct. 15 @ 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. REDIRECTING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR (FROM TODDLERS TO TEENS) This is a parenting seminar presented by Hilde Gross, Family Coach, Prof. Speaker in the Community Room of the Carmel Valley Branch Library. Sign up now by contacting Hilde Gross: (619) 3797646 or Email:; Oct. 19 @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. FAMILY FUN TIME: Kathy Felker and Puppet Productions Kathy Felker and Puppet Productions presents Goblin’s Night Out. Gentle monsters, ghosts and witches, along with a disjointed skeleton provide

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Correction There were two factual errors in an article published Sept. 22 titled “Carmel Valley teen learns about global issues from top experts at summit in Switzerland.” Corrections are as follows: Richard Kiy is the president and CEO of the International Community Foundation. And Morgan Hicks helped raise “$25,000” for a new playground in Mexico for abandoned and neglected children. We apologize for the errors.

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LAWSUIT continued from page B17 thinking that maybe they could prevent us from getting meaningful discovery.” Gronemeier requested the McDowell deposition in March, but DMUSD’s legal counsel made a motion to quash the notice of deposition. “They immediately asserted that it was improper because of what’s called the deliberative process privilege,” said Gronemeier, explaining that the deliberative process privilege is a rule of law that does not permit inquiry into the motives of legislators. The defendant, Gronemeier said, was claiming that members of an elected school board cannot be subpoenaed because they are legislators. But he said the issues in this case were administrative, not legislative, and the deliberative process privilege applies only to legislative acts. Furthermore, he said the rule doesn’t mean one can’t take a deposition, but objections may be raised to certain types of questions. Ryan Church, an attorney with Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz, explained in a May 12, 2011 article in this newspaper that the deliberative process privilege prevents public board members from being deposed and bars judicial inquiry into the motives of public officials. “You’re not supposed to be able to take board members’ depositions,” Church said. But the court did not agree. “Defendant’s deliberative process privilege objection is overruled,” read the court documents. According to the court, “under the circumstances of this case, the strong public interest in ascertaining the truth in judicial proceedings outweighs the public interest in nondisclosure.” Two of Gronemeier’s motions, both granted, asked for the depositions of McDowell and the Person Most Knowledgeable (PMK) about the issues. He said the district and its legal advisors identified Easton as the PMK. “The entity has the right to select the person,” Gronemeier said. “I can’t impose who they are.” “We’ve agreed to allow them to be deposed,” said DMUSD attorney Dan Shinoff, of Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz. McDowell’s deposition was held Sept. 21 and lasted about six hours. Easton’s deposition is scheduled for

Sept. 30, and Gronemeier said it may take three or four days. “There are a lot of facts in this case, a lot of details,” he said. Shinoff said the judge at the trial will rule whether the information obtained by the depositions can be used as evidence. “For purposes of admissibility in trial, he’ll rule on it on a question-by-question basis,” Shinoff said. Gronemeier said the testimony obtained from a deposition is valuable even though little of it is read in court. “I use it in the sense that I know what the person’s going to say,” he said. Gronemeier will also seek the depositions of Doug Perkins, Comischell Rodriguez and Katherine White, the other three trustees who served during McClain’s tenure, because “the only people who have real knowledge of most of the events in dispute in the lawsuit are the five board members and Dr. McClain,” he said. Only Perkins and Rodriguez are still DMUSD board members. McDowell deposition McDowell was chosen first, Gronemeier said, because “we viewed him as a good starting point in this process.” “Lawyers learn a lot in depositions, and you build an understanding from the depositions,” he said. “So by the time you get to the most important witnesses, you sharpen your knives quite a bit more.” Gronemeier would not disclose specifics of McDowell’s deposition except to say that questions were related to McClain’s contention that the board did not have good cause to terminate her. Termination for good cause, he said, requires an honest and thorough investigation. “So we’re looking at how adequately they conducted the investigation,” he said. McDowell was also

asked about his decision to abstain from the vote to release McClain, Gronemeier said. Shinoff said the focus of the case is not why McDowell abstained. “The issue will be, did she or did she not breach the contract,” he said. “That’s the whole issue.” McDowell was asked “all kinds of questions,” Shinoff said, “and he explained himself. He also provided the reasons why he thought there were very serious performance issues [with McClain].” Both McDowell and Easton declined to comment. Stutz Artiano attorney Jack Sleeth, considered an expert on closed-session open-meeting laws, handled the McDowell deposition and will represent Easton for her deposition Sept. 30. Gronemeier said depositions can be contentious and are often an adversarial process. “But this was not a deposition where there was a lot of hostility,” he said. Gronemeier praised Sleeth for his professionalism, calling him a very good lawyer. “Jack asserted many objections, most of which were to closed-session discussions,” he said. “Some were to attorney-client privilege. I have no criticism of the way he handled the deposition.” Shinoff said Sleeth’s hourly rate is $170, to be paid by the DMUSD and its litigation insurance. Gronemeier said the cost of a deposition for his side will run about $1,000 per day for the court reporter, plus attorneys’ fees. The other rulings The hearing on Aug. 19 ruled on five motions, two on the depositions and three that overruled DMUSD’s objections to produce documents and answer interrogatories. “Essentially it means I won on all the substantive issues,” Gronemeier said. He

OBITUARIES Lloyd Multhauf 1941 - 2011 Mr. Multhauf, 69, of Rancho Santa Fe, passed away Sept. 19, 2011. Services have been held.

had sought monetary sanctions against the DMUSD, but that was denied. Gronemeier filed the motions to seek relief for what he claimed were the district’s delaying tactics. “What they were saying is that Dr. McClain can get no deposition discovery,” he said. When Shinoff’s firm requested documents and asked for a deposition of McClain, which took place over three days in June, “we didn’t stonewall,” Gronemeier said. “We don’t jerk people around in discovery.” Shinoff had earlier alleged that it was Gronemeier who was delaying the process. Besides documents, Gronemeier said the DMUSD also refused to release information about witnesses. “That got knocked down, and they have now provided the addresses and phone numbers of about 50 people they have listed as witnesses,” he said. He also just received about one thousand pages of documents from the DMUSD that he had requested. Shinoff minimized the importance of the August decisions, saying, “It was some names that they asked for that we provided, but that was the extent of the ruling.” “It’s just part of discovery, and it has nothing to do with the merits of the case,” Shinoff said. McClain was hired by the DMUSD on Sept. 17, 2008, at a base salary of $168,000, through June 30, 2009, the end of the fiscal year. Salary increases in the contract are listed as $178,000 for 2009-2010, $183,000 for 2010-2011, and $188,000 for 2011-2012. She was released from employment March 31, 2010, In her formal complaint, she claimed the DMUSD breached her agreement on a

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number of grounds, calling the conduct of the DMUSD “arbitrary and capricious.” The district’s evaluation, written September 2009, charged that McClain’s performance constituted a “breach of material terms” of the contract and cited deficiencies, willful neglect, failure to uphold contract provisions, and a “general inability to be effective.” The performance review was signed by all five board members. The vote seven months later to terminate McClain’s employment, however, was 3-1-1, with Rodriguez opposed and McDowell abstaining. Gronemeier said McClain seeks just compensation. “Our position is they have never … given her the proper notice, and her salary is still accruing,” he said. “The contract continues in force. It wasn’t properly terminated.” McClain seeks salary through June 30, 2012, the end of the contract. McClain also contends that her retirement income was diminished by the loss of the extra years of salary. “The reduced pension benefits are very significant damages,” Gronemeier said. In addition to monetary compensation, McClain is seeking the restoration of her standing in the community. “She has been a very successful woman in her professional career, and what they did to her sullied her reputation,” Gronemeier said. “She wants vindication for that, and appropriately so.” Despite the setbacks last month, Shinoff remained sure of his case. “I’m still very confident in the merits of my position,” he said.


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Beer lovers happy with review site that’s good for what ales BY JENNA JAY Contributor Pat Tugend and Scott Van Vugt might not know every frothy brew on the market, but they’ll gladly put their palates to the test. Childhood friends and now co-hosts of their beer review website TheBEERSgoneBAD (thebeersgonebad. com), Tugend and Van Vugt are on a mission to share their drinking experiences with the virtual world. Through a series of videotaped episodes posted online that review an ongoing list of beers, Tugend and Van Vugt have in less than three months, become an integral part of San Diego’s booming craft beer scene. “We’re in such a unique spot. San Diego is like the epicenter for craft beer,” Tugend said, explaining why TheBEERSgoneBAD fixates on beers from local breweries such as Stone, Karl Strauss, Green Flash, Ballast Point, and Coronado Brewing Co. Though the pair did not originally plan to focus on local microbrews, that has been the trend for the San Diego natives. Tugend and Van Vugt provide their basic and stripped-down opinions on a one-beer-per-episode review, feeding off each other in a makeshift studio through onetake videos that appeal to beer meisters across the expertise spectrum. “Our intentions were that

we’re going to learn along the way and let everybody else know what we learned,” Tugend said. “We’re still learning the process, we’re relating the things that we find in our normal day lives.” For TheBEERSgoneBAD reviewers, it’s all about being able to relate to their viewers. Giving the most honest and unpretentious reviews, Tugend and Van Vugt have found themselves describing the tartness of Julian Hard Cider as “shock tarts in water,” and deeming Port Brewing Co.’s WipeOut IPA an “IPA Light.” Part of the appeal of TheBEERSgoneBAD, according to the connoisseurs, is that anyone who drinks beer can relate to their reviews. “We have the platform to be the liaison between the Average Joe Shmoe, who grabs things off the shelf and doesn’t know a centennial hop from a cascade hop, and the brewer who does,” Van Vugt said. If there is one demographic of viewers that TheBEERSgoneBAD collects, it might be the gaggle of 20- and 30-somethings, like Tugend and Van Vugt themselves, who grew up entrenched in the “Bud Light phase” and have transitioned into the finer side of beer drinking. This is evident through original segments such as rating beers by shot-gun ability (giving a 1-10 rating on the easiness to chug, with 1 being “tomato soup” and 10 being “Bud Light”) and also with a shot-gun challenge, in which Van Vugt invites viewers to beat him in shot-gunning a

beer of their choice. “This thing started out as just an experiment,” Van Vugt said. “It was us tasting beer and talking about what we thought, and it turned into us having to fight ourselves from doing it five nights a week.” In the last two months, Tugend and Van Vugt have launched a blogging assault on the local beer scene. What began as an informal discussion between friends on craft brews has blossomed into a new career opportunity, and with Tugend’s technical skills and Van Vugt’s writing capabilities, TheBEERSgoneBAD just keeps growing. “Realistically right now we’re focusing on just making sure what we do have on the website is 100-percent original and engaging,” Tugend said. Plans for the future of the blog include the incorporation of UStream live broadcasting, as well as onsite taping at local breweries and restaurants. Tugend and Van Vugt will also host a craft beer and food event in Coronado on Oct. 8. For the details, go to

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WIDENING continued from page 3 Board member Christopher Moore questioned whether there will be room for bike lanes. “That roadway is somewhat problematic for bicyclists,” he noted. Kahlen said there will be a 6-foot lane on either side of the road for cyclists. As a widening and realignment of El Camino Real is also in the works, board members wanted to be sure there was no redundancy in doing the projects separately. Kahlen said their project will match the El Camino Real

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Manchester U15’s shine in Brazil Earlier this month, the Carmel Valley Manchester U15 boys team departed San Diego for a two-week trip to Brazil. The boys were hosted by two local families in Sao Paulo and also traveled to Santos and Juquehy, coastal communities south of Rio De Janeiro. Over the course of the trip, Manchester benefited from daily training with Brazilian coaches and players and also played seven games. Manchester went 2:4:1 during the trip while playing prominent professional sides, such as Sao Paulo Futebol Club, Corinthians FC, Palmeiras FC and National. The team’s best game was against Palmeiras where the American boys stormed back from a halftime deficit of 1:0 to score 3 second half goals to secure the win 3:1. “At halftime, I reminded them of what they were playing for and why we were here … that these are the types of games we train for,” said Jeff Illingworth, the Director of Coaching at Manchester. “We had held possession for most

A. The game was played at Morumbi Stadium, which is Sau Paolo’s second largest stadium. See attached video clip. Manchester was also hosted in the VIP suite by the Sao Paulo Futebol Club to watch their Serie A team play. It as a magical experience for the boys as they were hosted like celebrities at Pacaebu Stadium, the biggest in Sao Paulo and often home to Brazilian National team. Returning to SoCal, Coach Illingworth noted, “If you want to be the best, you have to train and play with the best. As a club, we’re committed to giving all of our boys and girls teams a positive, developmental experience. In this case, our Brazil trip will be an experience that our boys will carry for a life time. Furthermore, it has the added benefit of helping parents and players alike better understand ‘the beautiful game’ and why it has ascended to being the most dominant sport in the world.”

of the first half, so I knew we could come back. Their competitive response was brilliant, and it impressed a lot of local coaches and scouts.” Another one of the key takeaways from the trip was the level of commitment Brazil has to soccer. “To say soccer is practically a religion in Brazil is an understatement,” say Illingworth, where boys train intensively six days a week. One of the highlights of the trip was two days of training at the famed training grounds of the Sao Paulo Futebol Club in the suburbs of Sao Paulo. The training complex stretches over 75 acres and is a modern, campus lay-out of dorms, dining halls, medical and training facilities and in-door and outdoor soccer fields. The boys also attended two professional games. In the first game, they joined a raucous crowd of Paulistas (read local Sao Paulo fans) cheering for the city’s new darling -- Corthinians FC, who current sit on top of the table in the Serie



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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN CONTRIBUTOR Football: Cathedral Catholic bounced back from its most lopsided loss in years with a vengeance. The Dons rolled up 341 yards of total offense while their defense was just as dominant in a 31-0 shellacking of Olympian in a nonleague game on Sept. 23. The Dons were coming off a 48-14 nonleuage loss to Helix on Sept. 16, their larges margin of defeat in more than five years. Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart completed nine of 16 pass attempts for 186 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Dons running back Tony Johnson rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries, and JJ Stavola contributed 52 rushing yards on 22 carries. Brian Heinz caught one pass for 67 yards and Trevor Deddeh had four receptions for 44 yards. Toshaun Poumele led the Dons defensively with 13 tackles. Russell Reeder and Parker Price each had one interception for the Dons. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 3-1. ***** Santa Fe Christian reeled off its third straight win, and the Eagles did it in decisive fashion, trouncing Palo Verde Valley 48-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 24. The defense set the tone for the victory, as Connor Moore and Nathan Ross returned interceptions in the first quarter from 50 and 15 yards out to make it a 13-0 game. Jarrod Watson-Lewis rushed for 111 yards on five carries highlighted by a 50yard scoring run that gave the Eagles a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter, by which time it became apparent it would be a long day for the team from the desert. Tony Miro rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and Grant Lucier contributed 80 rushing yards on six carries. Moore rushed for 37 yards and one touchdown on six carries and was 2-for7 passing for 23 yards with one touchdown. Waton-Lewis also caught a 17-yard scoring pass from Moore. The Eagles were led defensively by Nathaniel Fredricks and Nathan Ross, who each had seven tackles. The Eagles combined

for five interceptions, of which Andrew Barajas made two. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 3-1. ***** San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Calipatria 35-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 22. Jeremy Danzig rushed for 130 yards on six carries to lead the Lions, who improved their Junior Caterina Rosander gets major air to overall record send the ball over the net. Photo/Anna Scipione for the season to 2-0. four goals to lead the Dons, Volleyball: and Austin Rone had four Cathedral Catholic lost assists. Dons goalie Joe to Vista Murrieta 2-1 (26-24, Cleary had seven saves. 21-25, 15-11) in the title Tennis: game of the Beach City Santa Fe Christian deChampionship game on feated San Diego Jewish Sept. 24 at Scripps Ranch Academy 14-4 in a Coastal High. League match on Sept. 22. Morgan Cormier had 12 SFC’s No. 1 singles playkills to lead the Dons and er Catherine Kreslin went Kamila Tan added nine kills. 3-0 by a combined 18-1 All-tournament selecscore in games and doubles tion Lauren Miller had 14 partners Jassy Verdult and assists and Jaclyn WilliamCharissa Plattner went 2-0 son contributed 11 assists. by a combined 18-2 score in The loss followed 2-0 games. victories over La Jolla, BishThe Eagles improved to op’s and Bonita Vista in a 3-0 in league. semifinal earlier in the day, Golf: and a 2-0 victory over San Torrey Pines defeated Marcos on Sept. 23. Carlsbad 168-224 in a nonCormier had seven kills league game on Sept. 22. and Tan added six kills to Hee Wook Choi shot a lead the Dons in a their 25two-under-par 34 to lead the 16, 25-16 win over Bonita Falcons on a nine-hole parVista. 36 course at Lomas Santa Fe ***** Country Club. Santa Fe Christian deMinjia Luo shot a 36 feated Scripps Ranch 3-0 (25- and Winnie Huang and Shi16, 25-19, 25-22) in a nonyang Fan each added 38 league game on Sept. 21. scores for the Falcons. Alexandra Johnson had Torrey Pines improved 12 kills to lead the Eagles its overall record for the seaand Hannah Hubbard and son to 10-0. Hannah Mathiesen each Field hockey: added nine kills. Christin Canyon Crest Academy Duoos had 31 assists. defeated Cathedral Catholic Water polo: 2-0 in a nonleague game on Cathedral Catholic deSept. 21. feated Anaheim Western Natalie Hoffman and 16-2 in a nonleague game Kiana Duncan each scored on Sept. 23. one goal apiece to lead the Cody Smith scored four Ravens, and goalie Clara Begoals to lead the Dons and litz had three saves. Jordan Colina added one asThe Ravens improved sist. Dons goalie Joe Cleary their overall record for the contributed four saves. season to 8-2-1. Earlier in the day the Dons defeated Mira Costa 10-9. Bryce Hoerman scored

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Political satirist hopes to turn the country around with common sense BY ARTHUR LIGHTBOURN Contributor For more than 30 years, he specialized in corporate turnarounds — helping ailing companies regain their corporate health by refocusing on what made them successful in the first place. Nowadays, T.J. (Terry) O’Hara, wants to turn the country around and he thinks he can do so with political satire bringing what he calls “a little common sense” into the country’s current political environment. He has, in fact, dubbed himself The Common Sense Czar™, and as such, has transformed himself into a dedicated blogger, a recurring columnist for “The Washington Times Communities,” and the author of three recently published books: “The Left Isn’t Right,” “The Right is Wrong,” and “The National Platform of Common Sense.” His stated mission is “to create a more informed electorate … using satT.J. O’Hara PHOTO: JON CLARK ire to surface all the incongruities, irrational thoughts and immature behavtant to businesses and motivational iors that drive our current political speaker. process…” Asked what “common sense” he is In his columns and blogs, both trying to bring to the political scene major parties suffer the slings and arthese days, he said: “What I’m trying rows of his political wit. He doesn’t to do is present the facts and have take political sides and he doesn’t tolpeople weigh those facts regardless of erate political polarization. whether they are facts that are favorOr as he asserts in his latest book, able to either of the major parties, “The National Platform of Common Democrat or Republican. I did turnSense,” “I write not to convince you, arounds in corporate environments for but rather to entertain you and to 30 years and I never saw any particular stimulate your thoughts so that your benefit to wasting time fixing the opinion, moving forward, is more inblame rather than fixing the problem. formed and reflects your true feelings “I really apply what I did in the rather than what someone else would turnaround environment of the corpohave you believe.” rate world to the political world. I look Politically, O’Hara is an Indepenfor controllable versus non-controlladent, although he says he has been, at ble elements. various times in the past, a registered “The political rhetoric today is Democrat and a registered Republican. so polarized that it pontificates what We interviewed the 59-year-old it’s going to accomplish and yet funO’Hara in the clubhouse at Morgan damentally if you look at the DeclaRun Club and Resort in Rancho Santa ration of Independence, the ConstiFe. He and his wife, Kimberly, a tution and the Bill of Rights for your Hewlett-Packard account executive, guidance, a lot of the pontification live at the resort with their three dogs. isn’t something that can be brought In addition to his work in the poto fruition by the individual who is litical commentary arena, O’Hara also SEE SATIRIST, PAGE B14 continues his work a strategy consul-


Quick Facts Name: T.J. (Terry) O’Hara Distinction: O’Hara, a.k.a. The Common Sense Czar, is a political satirist, author, columnist and a business strategy consultant. He is also former chairman of Morgan Run Club and Resort. Born: Cincinnati, Ohio, 59 years ago Education: B.S. degree in industrial management, University of Cincinnati, 1975; J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, School of Law, 1978; M.B.A. studies, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Family: He and his wife, Kimberly, an electrical engineer and Hewlett-Packard account executive, have been married two years. He has one son from a previous marriage. Interests: Politics, tennis, and all sports Recent reading: “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back,” by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. Canine friends: Nikki, an Eskimo terrier; London, a Lhasa Apso; and Coco Chanel, a Yorkshire Terrier, “who lay by my side as a write and bring me their toys when they think I need a break.” Favorite getaway: “Being at home with the pack.” Favorite TV: Network news programs, History Channel and National Geographic programs. Philosophy: “Each day try to make someone smile and every day try to leave the world a little bit better than it was the day before.”

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Efforts remain strong to bring home missing search, rescue dog Do not chase, call immediately if seen BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer If you’ve driven around Del Mar or Solana Beach in the last two months, you probably are aware that Puck, a black and white border collie mix, is missing. The retired search-andrescue dog went missing July 14 from Del Mar Dog Beach, and now a dedicated group of search-and-rescue volunteers is working endlessly to bring him home to his owner, Paul Weister of Solana Beach. Hundreds of signs have gone up, thousands of cards have been handed out and even a giant banner has been pulled by plane down the coast, from Oceanside to Mission Beach. But despite a number of positive sightings, Puck is still at large. What makes Puck’s rescue particularly challenging, said Weister, is that he is trained to run from anyone who approaches him. As a search-and-rescue dog, Puck used to seek out missing hik-

ers in Rocky Mountain parks and peaks and report back to Weister, who used to work rescues for the state of Colorado. In the case that Puck found a missing person, it was imperative that he immediately return to his owner without being caught. In hopes of keeping Puck nourished and grounded, Weister and volunteers have set up several food stations, equipped with food, water and wildlife cameras, in areas where the dog has been sighted. Weister refills the food and replaces the cameras’ memory cards one to two times per day, but the footage has thus far turned up only sightings of cats, squirrels, birds and other dogs. So far, there have been 12 sightings of Puck, the majority of which have been very strong. Just after his disappearance, he was seen near Solana Circle across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds. He then moved to downtown Del Mar, where

he was seen by two witnesses the evening of Sept. 2, the night of the bomb scare at L’Auberge hotel. On Sept. 7, he was seen laying in a front yard at the South end of Ocean Avenue, and on Sept. 8, a witness called Weister to say he was “100 percent sure” he saw Puck sitting in the breezeway of the Del Mar Motel, located at 1702 Coast Highway. When Puck first went missing, Weister approached the Solana Beach City Council to inform them of his efforts. “We are sensitive to the face that many people do not want a lot of signs hanging around town, but the council was really supportive of the signs,” said a volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous. “When Puck is found, every flyer and poster will be taken down with a big smile. We have no intention of leaving them up.” Puck is mostly black, with a white chest and white paw. He stands about 19

inches tall and the naturallyspiked hair on his head resembles a mohawk. Puck is 8 years old and shares many special memories with Weister, including the time he led his owner to a lost trail at night while working a rescue. “He saved my life,” said Weister. “If I didn’t have him, there would have been a search and rescue for me.” If you see Puck, please do not chase him. Leave food if possible and immediately call (970) 445-0033.


Paul Weister stands with his dog Puck, who has been missing since July 14. The two used to work as a searchand-rescue team for the State of Colorado. PHOTO COURTESY OF WEISTER




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Susan Street Fine Art Gallery celebrates new location with opening reception

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY DIANE Y. WELCH Contributor This year marks two decades that Susan Street has had a presence on Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach. It also marks the relocation of her gallery from South Cedros Ave. to 200 North Cedros Ave., a move that symbolizes a continued journey forward along a path that supports and celebrates both established, mid-career, and emerging artists. The new venue for Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, now located in a “creative pocket of the Solana Beach Design District,” neighbors with architects, designers and photographers. It provides an innovative space with an artistic ambiance positioning the gallery to advance with current trends and opportunities in the art market, Street said. The gallery will continue to devote exhibition space to presenting and advancing the work of contemporary local, national, and international artists who work within a broad range of styles and mediums, which includes paint-

ing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media, limited edition prints, and works on paper. Artists represented by Street include Sheldon Greenburg, Mirang Wonne, Anita Hampton, Frank Damiano, Carl Dahl, and many more. With almost 28 years of curatorial experience and art consulting services, a major focus for her business, Street has been able to share her passion for and appreciation of art with many people. She has built a solid reputation in her field and despite the lagging economy her business has remained vital. “We’ve actually had several really, really good years,” she said, “primarily because we do so much consulting work.” A major art program was recently completed for the UCSD Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center in La Jolla. When Street started her business in 1984 her sole focus was on providing art for the corporate world, she said. “Many of our clients were large corporations and law firms back then. Then as time went on I found

that a lot of the CEOs and other employees asked me to help them with their art collections in their homes,” which added the residential component to her business. For a number of years she has been in what she calls destination locations. “We have always had a walk-in gallery, but a lot of our clients come to us because they have been referred to us.” Major clients are architects and designers, she said. The current relocation is an opportunity for Street to change the feel of her gallery space. “Many galleries are so austere when you walk in that you can hardly even find the person that you need to talk to, it can be intimidating.” Her new space will be inviting, with comfortable lounge seating. “We want clients to stay awhile, to experience the art.” In addition to what is hung on the walls there will be a large screen monitor that will show images of Street’s wider collection. “We want to engage people and truly find out what it is they like, what they are

looking for. If need be, we might go to another gallery locally or procure work from New York to find the right art for our client and to help them put together a collection,” explained Street. To recognize the relocation, there will be an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6-8 p.m. “The event will serve as a tribute to the artists whose paths we have followed,” said Street. “Over the years we have watched as some of our artists’ work has changed in style and medium while for some of our artists, several whom I’ve known for 20 years, their work is instantly recognizable.” The exhibition will showcase a mix of older work and new pieces. Visit to find out more about Susan Street Fine Art Gallery and to RSVP for the reception. The gallery is now located at 200 North Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Call (858) 793 4442 for more information.

Susan Street


Kings of Salsa Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre Backed by live Latin rhythms and featuring 15 of Cuba’s best dancers in a sizzling performance of salsa, rumba, mambo, cha-cha and reggae – with a contemporary twist! Tickets: $77, $57, $27

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The Most Beautiful Museums of Europe

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October 21 & 22: 6-9 p.m

Art historian James W. Grebl, Ph.D. will explore the remarkable history, splendid architecture and amazing collections of Europe's preeminent art museums in a series of four richly illustrated lectures. For complete series information, visit us at

Haunted Birch Aquarium Discover what lurks beneath the surface at Haunted Birch Aquarium: Shipwrecked! Families can enjoy close encounters of the fishy kind, BOO-gie down with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, and explore our wreckage for sunken treasures – all in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Jesus Christ Superstar November 18 - December 31, 2011 Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Directed by Des McAnuff

Cost: $12 with RSVP; $15 at the door


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Dress to impress Series: $40/60 Single lecture: $12/17 (858) 454-5872

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Seafood Tasting Platter with Dutch Harbor king crab claw, head-on prawn, baby octopus, Malaspina oyster on-the-half shell with red-and-green Tobiko caviar, yellowfin tuna carpaccio, pickled radish and lemon salad.

Crab Catcher ■ 1298 Prospect St., La Jolla ■ (858) 454-9587 ■ ■ The Vibe: Casually elegant, romantic

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■ Signature Dishes: Whole Bering Sea Red King Crab, Red and Golden King Crab Legs, Cioppino, Crab Catcher Sandwich

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Crab Catcher nets patrons fresh seafood, Cove views BY DANIEL K. LEW ith a 30-plus year track record, Crab Catcher restaurant has found its ingredients for success: Fresh seafood, generous serving portions, and a seaside location that’s tough to beat — perched right on the edge of the cliffs overlooking La Jolla Cove. “Not only are we a very local, family owned-and-operated restaurant, we buy local and have very special connections with local fishermen and divers,” said proprietor Jerry Burwell, who is proud to say he, his family and staff are mostly graduates of La Jolla High School. Burwell, along with his wife Jeani who handles the restaurant’s marketing and interior design, have developed Crab Catcher into a 3-in-1 establishment: The main restaurant with indoor-andalfresco dining areas with panoramic Cove views, an adjacent Oyster/Sushi Bar, and a Crab Catcher Market Cafe, which is both a deli and gift shop. The Crab Catcher family affair also includes sons Jon Burwell as executive chef and Justin Burwell as assistant manager. Longtime patrons come to Crab Catcher for seafood, where “fresh is the best,” Jon said.

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Cioppino: Dutch Harbor king crab claw, Nova Scotia sea scallops, Belizean head-on prawn, Wild Mexican shrimp, Wild salmon, Carlsbad black mussels, Manila clams, Fiji tomb (wildcaught albacore), Fiji yellowfin tuna and Baja white sea bass in shrimp-based stock with tomato, saffron, chipotle broth.

The popular and romantic Table 7 is located in its own private nook with a direct view into Sunny Jim Cave. PHOTOS BY DANIEL K. LEW During lobster season and other times of the year, it’s common for Jon to meet fisherman at the docks as they return with the latest catch. “Within hours, something that was just swimming in the ocean could be served at your table,” Jon said. Jerry and Jon are also proud to mention the menu’s daily updated insert — what they call a “Fresh and Live Seafood Orgins” list so customers are kept in-theknow. Jerry and Jon know what seafood they like for the right season and where to get it — from boat captains around the globe to

specific aqua farms. “We’re very specific about where we get our seafood and produce,” said Jerry, who adds their local, organic produce also comes from farm owners they personally know within San Diego County. Crab Catcher’s menu selection is filled with enough seafood choices, and surf-and-turf combinations to satisfy the pickiest customer. But the giant Bering Sea Red King Crab reigns supreme. It’s available for its legs — or whole at a hefty 5 to 8 pounds enough for a table of seafood lovers to share.


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Reception at North Coast Rep to be held for fashion designer Zandra Rhodes The public is invited to an evening event pairing fine art with opera at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., the theatre will host a complimentary cocktail reception for famed British haute couture fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. On exhibit will be a colorful collection of signed giclée prints of her original artwork created for Zandra Rhodes the operatic set and costume de- Photo/Gene Nocon signs for Bizet’s Pearl Fishers and Verdi’s Aida. Meet and greet the flamboyant Rhodes with her signature pink hair and colorful flowing fashion, and savor the vibrant artwork. The theater will stage “Lend Me a Tenor,” an opera farce, that same evening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39 and may be purchased in advance by calling 858-481-1055 or online at Enter code ARTNIGHT and get a $5 discount. The theater is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Cabrillo Festival is Oct. 2 The 48th annual Cabrillo Festival, the oldest cultural event in San Diego, features an Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Ballast Point, believed to be the spot where Cabrillo landed on Sept. 28, 1542. (619) 557-5450.

Grand Opening for My San Diego Real Estate to benefit ‘Casa De Amistad’ A grand opening/ribbon cutting for My San Diego Real Estate will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3-7 p.m. at 220 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. The event will benefit “Casa De Amistad.” Come join the Solana Beach Chamber and My San Diego Real Estate for the grand opening and support the local community by donating to Casa De Amistad, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the education and character development of Latino children from the North County Coastal Region of San Diego. Casa De Amistad has grown from serving three children in 1977 to more than 150 children annually. For more information, call 858-345-4913 or email

Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary to hold Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail ‘Tropical Sunset Fundraiser’ Oct. 22 Trail to be held Oct. 2 Del Mar’s one-of-a-kind bird sanctuary will be having its annual “Tropical Sunset Fundraiser” on Saturday, Oct. 22. Please come and support Dr. Bob Stonebreaker’s lifelong passion and vision for these beautiful exotic birds. All are welcome. The event will feature many great silent auction items, a raffle for a PlasmaScreen TV donated by MurrayDES, dinner served by Sabor De Vida, drinks and live music performed by the Stateside Islander Crew, well known fixtures at Seau’s and much more. All Free Flight Birds will be out and about to visit with all the attendees! All proceeds support Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the nurturing, rehabilitation, and placement of companion birds. This event will be held at Free Flight, 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar 92014, on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 each or $50 each for VIP which includes unlimited drinks. Order tickets online via Tickets may also be purchased at the door; however, door prices are $40 each or $60 for VIP seating which includes unlimited drinks.

Pianist kicks off chamber series Pianist Inon Barnatan will open the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s 22nd season of Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concerts on Monday, Oct. 1. The six-part series features intimate 7:30 p.m. concerts in the library’s music room at 1008 Wall St. that are followed by a reception with the artists. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Only members at the Donor level and higher receive reserved seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. All guest names are kept on a will call list at the door. Website:

Old Town Festival starts Oct. 1 The Old Town San Diego Arts Festival will be held Oct, 1-2, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit; 619-233-5008.

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The 2010 “Best Event in San Diego County” is coming again to the Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail (CRT) on Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon-4 p.m. Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail features live musicians, modern dance troupes, stilt theatre walkers, and visual artwork scattered about the Trail; this celebration of the arts is a must see event. The City of Solana

Beach and the Public Arts Advisory Commission invites everyone to the south end of the Coastal Rail Trail (Via de la Valle to Lomas Santa Fe, along Highway 101) to attend this free art and cultural event on Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Anita Edman at (858) 720-2454.

SD Museum Council presents ‘Kids Free’ Two dozen museums offer free admissions to kids with a paid adult this October 2011 in San Diego County The San Diego Museum Council will follow the lead of the San Diego Zoo and offer free admission in October at 24 museums for children ages 12 and under who attend with a paid adult. To participate, families can download a coupon available on the SDMC Website, www.sandiegomuseumcouncil. org and present it at participating museums.

Ravi Shankar, 91, to perform at California Center for the Arts At 91, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar is still going strong. The man George Harrison called “The Godfather of World Music” is touring California this month, giving concerts at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, culminating with a performance at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Sunday, Oct. 9. For more information, visit

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Perfect Pancakes! The Boy Scouts of Troop 713 served up delicious treats at a pancake breakfast held Sept. 24 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Photos/Jon Clark

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ore than $100,000 was raised recently during the sixth annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, according to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The event, held at Dog Beach, is the largest surfing dog competition in the nation, attracting people and pets from around the world. Eighty dogs competed, but only one was named “top dog” — Surf Dog Buddy from Ventura. The Surf-A-Thon featured a tribute to working dogs including police, search

and rescue and service dogs. Other activities included the Beach Bum Bikini Babe Canine Costume Contest and Doo the Dah, where people and pets in costume surf together. Several celebrities were also on hand to help judge the canine costume contest, including Tyana Alvarado from NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Craig Silke from ABC’s “The Mole,” Dennis Luciani from NBC’s “Average Joe” and Gillian Larson from CBS’s “Survivor.” PHOTOS: JON CLARK Derek, Loretta, and Louisa West with Gidget after the small dog heat.

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Local dancer trains ‘Thriller’ zombies for Oct. 15 Down Syndrome fundraiser BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer In case you didn’t get to join the some-500 people who did the zombie dance on June 25 at the San Diego Fair, there are a number of weekly dance classes being held throughout San Diego — including Solana Beach — in which anyone can learn the “Thriller” dance, which will be performed at a number of events across the city. One event taking place on Oct. 15 is particularly special to Chris Estrella, the man behind the well-attended “Thriller” performances — That’s the Down Syndrome Association’s annual Buddy Walk, to be held at Balboa Park. Estrella, head of C-Star Productions, is holding a free class on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. especially for those living with Down Syndrome, and members of the class will perform alongside “Thriller” dancers from other free classes across the city. Anyone and everyone is welcome at any of the classes and the complete schedules are available at

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Chris Estrella teaches the “Thriller” dance near Fletcher Cove. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARGARET KAHN Estrella, who teaches at Hammond Studio of Dance in Solana Beach, will be coaching zombies-in-training every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6 p.m. across from Fletcher Cove through Oct. 28. The self-taught dancer has been an instructor and choreographer for more than 10 years. His hip-hop fusion dance students range in age from 5 to 65.

Other free “Thriller” class locations • Vista (Saturdays) • Encinitas (Saturdays) • Poway (Sundays) • Mira Mesa (Sundays) • Balboa Park (Fridays and Saturdays) • Point Loma, Mission Beach (Mondays)

Vice-Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D. to speak on ‘Why Health Care Reform Is So Difficult’ On Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Friends of the Solana Beach Library group is hosting a program by Vice-Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D. on “Why Health Care Reform Is So Difficult.” Dr. Koenig is a former Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. As Surgeon General, he was responsible for oversight and management of the Department of Navy’s medical policies, programs, and activities. Prior to serving in this position, he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, is a Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and was awarded the Federal Health Care Executive Award for Excellence from the American Hospital As-


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he Coastal Community Foundation held a luncheon with Ken Blanchard, author of “The One Minute Manager,” on Sept. 21 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Visit www.

Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts, Liz Summer, Wally Oliver


Holly McClurg, Jim Peabody

Lynne Calkins, Barbara Berrier, Willy Ginaven

Cathy Birks, Tim Asfazadour

Candace Satterlee and Judy Bee of the Foundation for Women

Mike Lapadula, guest speaker Ken Blanchard with his new book “The Generosity Factor,” Mike Ortmeier

Lael Jackson, Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts, Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner

Kevin Barnick, June Olson

Bill Berrier, Mark Feldmeir

Frederick Labib-Wood, Priscilla Wood

Carole Lindly, Kitty Bailey

Steve Fitch, Jim Hill, Mike Lapadula, Kristen Duncan, Brian DeWitt

Executive Director Sharon Omahen, Bill Cox

Beverly Lambert of Orchestra Nova, Karen Doerfert


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Del Mar Foundation ‘Meet and Greet’ The Hospitality Committee of the Del Mar Foundation held its second “Meet, Eat & Greet” social on Sept. 26 at Zel’s Del Mar. The next “Meet and Greet” will be held at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center on Oct. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. Larry Brooks of the Del Mar History Committee is the featured speaker and will talk about the early history of Del Mar. Photos/Jon Clark

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Lynn Gaylord, Arkal Shenoy, Vasanchi Shenoy, Gerry Coleman

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APN: 307-430-20-24 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINUENT ASSESSMENT LIEN (CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1367) DATED MARCH 3. 2010. IN OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAN DIEGO. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. IT MAY BE SOLD AT PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on OCTOBER 19, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at Community Legal Advisors, Inc., 1155 Sportfisher Drive, Suite 120, Oceanside, California 92054, COMMUNITY LEGAL ADVISORS, INC., on behalf of Pell Place Homeowners Association, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK OR CERTIFIED CHECK (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) all rights, title and interest created by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions, and by the Notice of Delinquent Assessment Lien was recorded on March 3, 2010, as Document No. 2010-0105088 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, and pursuant to that certain Notice of Default and Election to Sell recorded on December 27, 2010 Document No. 2010-0717475 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, State of California. Legal description: Parcel 1l: An undivided 1/128th fee simple interest as a tenant in common to the residential module in which the residential unit is located as shown and defined on that certain condominium plan of Pell Place, phase 3, recorded in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego on August 1,2005, as document no. 2005-0652237 (“Condominium Plan”), which is situated within Lot 7 of Carmel Valley neighborhood 9, unit no. 1, according to Map thereof 13318, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on April



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NORTH COAST FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026509 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sunlight Scape Located at: 11110 Sagittarius Rd., San Diego, CA., 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Thoai Huynh, 11110 Sagittarius Rd., San Diego, CA., 92126. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/20/2011. Thoai Huynh, DM554, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026621 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Evan Marks b. Shapmark Music Located at: 445 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2591, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 11/14/96. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mark Shapiro, 445 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/21/2011. Mark Shapiro, DM553, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-026170 Fictitious Business Name(s): The West Group Located at: 855 Softwind Road #6, Vista, CA., 92081, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lindsay O’Connor, 855 Softwind Road #6, Vista, CA., 92081, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/

September 29, 2011 County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/15/2011. Lindsay O’Connor, DM552, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2011-00097785-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. Mailing Address: Same. Branch Name: Hall of Justice Courthouse. PETITION OF: Edward Mark Carlile and Wendyl Dawn Ramirez for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Edward Mark Carlile and Wendy Dawn Ramirez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Quincy Mekenna Sudik to Proposed Name Quincy Mekenna Carlile. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Nov. 01, 2011 Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Sept 13, 2011. Kevin A. Enright Judge of the Superior Court CV274, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025453 Fictitious Business Name(s): Semperfi Cycle Supply Located at: 13088 Caminito Del Rocio, Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 174, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 09/07/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sandra E. Lewis, 13088 Caminito Del Rocio, Del Mar, CA., 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/08/2011. Sandra E. Lewis, DM551, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-022796 Fictitious Business Name(s): 321 Stereo Located at: 4467 Valeta St. #1, San Diego, CA., 92107, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: CoPartners. The first day of business: was Mar. 1, 2009. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1 Patrick Dela Cruz, 18147 Valladares Dr., San Diego, CA., CA. 92127. #2 Jennie Ortega, 5800 Mildred St., #1, San Diego, CA., 92110. #3 Aubrey King, 557 Hosmer St., El Cajon, CA., 92020. #4 Allan Celio, 14673 Silverset St., Poway, CA., 92064. #5 Samuel Raj Rajasingh, 4467 Valeta St. Apt. #1, San Diego, CA., 92107. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/10/2011. Samuel Raj Rajasingh, DM548, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-024732 Fictitious Business Name(s): Lyon Design Build Located at: 144 Ocean View Ave., Del Mar, CA., 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 144 Ocean View Ave., Del Mar, CA., 92014. This


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City of Del Mar Planning Commission Agenda Del Mar Communications Center 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE PLANNING COMMISSION/STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items) Code Review Process Review of 1) examination of the nonconformities/50% valuation rule; and 2) examination of one aspect of the basement floor area ratio exemption rules for potential Code amendments to be pursued under the Planning Commission’s Code Review Process. HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR NEW APPLICATION(S): ITEM 1 Shared Use Parking Permit SUP-11-01 APN: 300-075-06 Location: 1201 Camino del Mar, Suite 200 Applicant/Owner: George Conkwright Zone: CC (Central Commercial) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Kathleen Garcia, Planning and Community Development Director Description: A request to enter into a Shared Use Parking Permit to provide for the required on-site parking for Suite 200’s proposed conversion to restaurant use. ITEM 2 V-10-03 APN: 300-252-07 Location: 641 Hoska Drive Owner: Joan D. Lasensky Zone: R1-10 (Low Density Residential) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean Crutchfield, Associate Planner

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Q&A continued from page B1 If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract or improve in the area? My biggest pet peeve is when visitors to local beaches leave unsightly traces of their visit, whether trash, graffiti, or human waste. If everyone made an effort to cover his or her own tracks, our greatest local natural resource will be preserved for future generations. Who or what inspires you? My parents have been a profound inspiration in my life. My father instilled a love of entrepreneurship and innovation that has led to my 20-year career with Silicon Valley Bank supporting the innovation sector worldwide. My mother provided an exceptional example of the importance of eleemosynary engagement, inspiring my cofounding of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational nearly 20 years ago. Together, my parents demonstrated the durable importance of family and friends, and transitory nature of wealth and possessions. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living

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856 Cofair Ct. Judy Joseph, Del Mar Realty Associates

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12253 Misty Blue Court SD 92131 Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

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$898,000 5BR/3BA

11595 Quinalt Point SD 92131 Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker

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

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