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Sept. 29, 2011

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 History – 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 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 21page report that Hayutin said took nearly a year to write, citSee TEXTBOOK,



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 discov-

ered, 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 See LAWSUIT, page 22

Dazzling Art of Fashion The spectacular Country Friends 56th Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show was held Sept. 22 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Country Friends once again partnered with South Coast Plaza to bring the luncheon, fashion show, boutique shopping and wine tasting to Rancho Santa Fe. (Top left) Genta Luddy, Nicole Mikles, Lily Jarvis, Becca Craig; (Top right) Lee Goldberg. (Bottom) Unique styles hit the runway. See pages 20 and 24 for more. Photos/Jon Clark


September 29, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Number of feet planned for Via de la Valle widening reduced 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. 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. See WIDENING, page 26

Buzz: Art Jury candidates needed BY RSF ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT JACK QUEEN At the Sept. 15 board meeting, the Association board was in the position of selecting a member Jack Queen to serve on the board. As near as anyone can remember, this was a first for a Rancho Santa Fe Association board.

The process began when we posted the opening and asked for volunteers from the general membership. The good news is that the response was tremendous as there were six very well qualified candidates that stepped forward. The bad news was also that we had six very well qualified candidates which made the decision very hard to make. Prior to the Sept. 15 meeting, the entire board, as a group, interviewed each of the candidates and asked a series of questions. However,

the actual selection of the director was made in open session on Sept. 15 by secret ballot and Eamon Callahan was selected. I think that Eamon was an excellent choice and will complement the current makeup on the board. He brings to the table a solid knowledge of the Covenant, having lived here for almost 17 years and made it clear in his interview that he has the desire and the time to get involved. Speaking of getting involved, our Art Jury nominating Committee is still

Plans progress 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 (which is located south of the intersection of El Camino Real and San Dieguito Rd.). 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 See CHURCH, page 26


looking for candidates for the open seat on the Art Jury. As I have mentioned before, both my wife, Patty, and I have served on the Art Jury. I can tell you that it is a great experience and an excellent way to give something back to the community. If you have any interest in serving on the Art Jury or know of someone that would be a good fit, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee or Pete Smith at the Association office with your suggestion. We really need a couple of candidates.


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September 29, 2011

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, with the company for more along with traveling. than 30 years, since they’re Knorr hinted that he “highly trained.” could possible stay involved “The company is still in the business for a while, doing well; it’s such a welleven after its sale, because known candle (brand),” there’s a learning curve with Knorr said. the machines and various For more information, other aspects of the compacontact Bob Angello, Willis ny. Allen Real Estate, at (858) He added that he hopes 775-9100, 1424 Camino del the buyer will keep a good Mar, Del Mar; www.knorportion of the employees, (See more some of which have been photos in the B section.)

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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 is a fam-

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ily 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 lowcost immunotherapy for prostate carcinoma based on

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a decade of research that has shown the immune system’s “killer” T-cells — 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 Tcells’ 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 onethird of these aggressive tumors contain a small nest or else are entirely made up of especially dangerous cells known as neuroendocrinetype cells. In July, a team of


investigators at SanfordBurnham 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 Institutedesignated 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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Small class sizes at Ranch School at risk without parent contributions Class sizes throughout California are increasing. They are routinely in the 24-25+ range for K-3 and in many districts climbing to 35-40+ in higher grades. However students at R. Roger Rowe School enjoy average class sizes of 18 students in K-8. Even in wealthy towns like Los Altos in Northern California, K-3 class sizes have increased to 25 students and classes such as PE and computers are taught by the grade level teachers despite the assistance of their Education Foundation. In Carlsbad, district superintendent John A. Roach wrote to parents this past spring indicating that he would need to “increase class size from the current average of 20-24 to as many as 32 students per class in grades 1-3.” His letter goes on to note: “Many kindergartens, which share teachers, have as many as 30 or more students per class. The majority of 4th and 5th grades average more than 30 students per class; 6th8th grade classes, around 30.” Students at the Ranch School are more than fortunate. This year the RSF Education Foundation (RSFEF) has pledged $1M to ensure that students retain this amazing benefit. But there is no guarantee that this benefit will continue without the contributions of all Ranch School families to the RSFEF. “School revenue from property taxes has declined by over a half million dollars in the past three years, and funding from all public sources has declined by over $1.1M during the same period. In response, the school has had to reduce its budget by over $1.4M this year alone when compared to last year. The school desperately needs everyone to contribute to maintain these class sizes,” urged Kimberly King, Vice Chair and Former Treasurer of the RSFEF. “The majority of the grant from the Foundation is used to pay for teachers.” Ranch School students are getting more valuable one-onone attention from teachers, leading to higher academic per-

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formance. “The biggest advantage of a small class is a lot more individualized attention for the students,” noted Megan Yuhas, a Fifth Grade Teacher at the Ranch School. “I student taught in classes with 25-28 students. You can’t give the students individualized attention with that many students.” Lori Edwards, a middle school math teacher at the Ranch School, said “A parent here can be happy to know that I know their students. I have the time to do that. I can say with confidence that I know every single student.” She previously taught in Poway at Oak Valley and Mesa Verde and had classes with as many as 36 students. This year she knows of science classes with 42-44 students and math with 39-40 there. “I can be more flexible with smaller classes. Just handing out a worksheet to 35 students can take a lot of class time.” RC Haus recently joined the Ranch School from the San Diego schools. He teaches music and literacy. “Teachers don’t like to admit this,” he said, “because we are very intent that we are going to reach everyone; but with that many kids, someone will be neglected. Do we turn all our attention on the struggling, lower-end students and forsake our high-performing students; or do we focus on the excelling students and leave the other end in confusion? The biggest challenge is to be able to really learn why they are struggling and how to meet that need.” Lori Edwards adds, “With that many kids (35), people fall through the cracks. Here, if someone’s struggling we all know and can help them.” Small class size attracts high caliber teachers to the Ranch School. They can more effectively teach and manage their classes. “Classroom management is tough with a large class. With a class of 35 there will no doubt be four or

five behavioral challenges that will have a negative impact on the class,” commented Lori Edwards. Megan Yuhas agreed that “while class management is possible with more kids, the kids are on task more often when they are in a small group.” Another advantage of small class sizes she added is “the kids look out for one another. The students feel there are only 18 of us so we’re a team.” These teachers are thrilled to be teaching at the Ranch School. “I love it here so much,” remarked Lori Edwards. You can hear the enthusiasm in her voice. Small class sizes have resulted in increasingly strong test scores for the students at the Ranch School. Last year CA standardized test scores increased in English Language Arts from 89% to 91.6% Proficient or Advanced and in Mathematics from 83% to 91% Proficient or Advanced. This is further evidence of the value of small classes. To help retain great teachers like Lori Edwards, RC Haus, and Megan Yuhas and keep class sizes small as part of the Five-Star Education Program, the RSFEF needs to raise the $1M it has pledged to the Ranch School. Of the funds raised for the school, 40% are earmarked for small class size; 20% for specialized teachers; 15% for literacy excellence; 15% for integrated science and 10% for differentiated mathematics. The RSFEF is asking that each family contribute their “Fair Share” cost per child of $1,497 ($1M divided by 668 students) or to the best of their ability. Families that contribute at the higher Cap & Gown and Scholars’ Circle levels receive special recognition. All contributions are taxdeductible. Please help the Ranch School retain great teachers and keep class sizes small. Contribute to the RSFEF by Friday, Sept. 30 – Red Envelope Day. 100% participation among school families is necessary to maintain this worldclass education in the current climate of cuts to state and local education funding. Community and corporate donations are also encouraged. For questions or more information please go to or contact the Education Foundation at 858-756-1141 x208. The difference is you! — Submitted by the RSF Education Foundation

Solana Santa Fe welcomes special visitor One of the Harlem Globetrotters, #16 Scooter Christensen (above and left), recently visited Solana Santa Fe Elementary School. He spoke to students about good character traits and showed off some of his basketball tricks. Christensen holds the world record for the longest time spinning a basketball on one’s nose — six seconds! — Stacey Phillips Photos/Lisa Sullivan

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September 29, 2011

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

a beautiful setting like La Jolla, “gets you out of your rut and exposes you to a lot of different ideas. It’s like a kind of intellectual vacation.” The Atlantic Meets the Pacific Elizabeth Baker event Keffer came out of a meeting between Elizabeth Baker Keffer, president of AtlanticLIVE, and UCSD’s Walshok. Elon Musk AtlanticLIVE was interested in establishing a West Coast event to complement the James Bennet Aspen and Washington, D.C., forums, and found UCSD to a be a “perfect match” for an event tied to technology, health and energy, Baker Keffer said. “This program we think will be truly unique,” said Baker Keffer. She said AtlanticLIVE is already looking at dates and program ideas for next year’s event, which could be expanded to include a weekend, giving out-of-town visitors more time to explore San Diego. AtlanticLIVE is offering a promotional registration fee of $237.50 for readers of this newspaper, well below the $1,500 registration fee. To register go to The discount code is TAMTP, to be applied that the checkout phase of the registration process. For information, contact Megan McGuinn at atlanticmeetspacific@theatlantic. com.

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Rancho Santa Fe political satirist takes aim at turning 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 satire to surface all the incongruities, irrational thoughts and immature behaviors that drive our current political process…” In his columns and blogs, both major parties suffer the slings and arrows of his political wit. He doesn’t take political sides and he doesn’t tolerate political polarization. Or as he asserts in his latest book, “The National Platform of Common Sense,” “I write not to convince you, but rather to entertain you and to stimulate your thoughts so that your opinion, moving forward, is more informed and reflects your true feelings rather than what someone else would have you believe.” Politically, O’Hara is an Independent, although he says he has been, at various

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. Resident of: Rancho Santa Fe since 2004 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.”

times in the past, a registered Democrat and a registered Republican. We interviewed the 59-year-old O’Hara in the clubhouse at Morgan Run Club and Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. He and his wife, Kimberly, a Hewlett-Packard account executive, live at the resort with their three dogs. In addition to his work in the political commentary arena, O’Hara also continues his work a strategy consultant to businesses and motivational speaker. Asked what “common sense” he is trying to bring to the political scene these days, he said: “What I’m trying to do is present the facts and have people weigh those facts regardless of whether they are facts that are favorable to either of the major parties, Democrat or Republican. I did turnarounds in corporate environments for 30 years and I never saw any particular benefit to wasting time fixing the blame rather than fixing the problem. “I really apply what I did in the turnaround environment of the corporate world to the political world. I look for controllable versus non-controllable elements. “The political rhetoric today is so polarized that it pontificates what it’s going to accomplish and yet fundamentally if you look at the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for your guidance, a lot of the pontification isn’t something that can be brought to fruition by the individual who is asserting it.” The rhetoric attracts power and money, he says, but it doesn’t fix the problem. And in many regards it deepens the problem. “The political paradigm today by which both of the major parties play is accusatory,” O’Hara said; “so the finger-pointing goes on and nothing gets resolved.” Asked how he thinks the situation can be changed, he said: “I really

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think there is going to have to be a paradigm shift. I think the focus on money and the focus on power within the context of our current majority parties is going to explode at some point.” He likens the situation to the Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in which a child is the only one of the emperor’s subjects who reveals the truth: that the emperor was obviously conned by two unscrupulous weavers into believing that his new clothes, purchased at great expense, would appear invisible to those of his subjects who were unfit for office or fools. “But,” the child cries out, while the emperor is parading before his subjects, “he hasn’t got anything on.” “I think that voice,” O’Hara said, “is going to be heard and it’s going to be

loud and strong — and will disrupt the current paradigm between the two majority parties. “Neither party can break from this current paradigm because they are both committed to playing within it… “I think there has to be an intellectual revolution where the facts are presented without the political spin. The truth has an amazing ability to impact people.” Only when we have an informed electorate, he added, will we start solving the problem. O’Hara was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the product of a mixed marriage: Catholic father of Irish heritage and a Protestant mother of Italian heritage. His father was a Republican. His mother was a Democrat. His father served as a Navy commando in World War

II, worked as a newspaper blue-collar journeyman, served as his union’s secretary/treasurer, and later started his own successful business as a painting contractor. “I was raised,” O’Hara recalls, “‘to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.’” He studied electrical engineering and earned his B.S, degree in industrial management from the University of Cincinnati in 1975 and a law degree from the same university in 1978. While in law school, he worked as a tennis pro. He started his career in Cincinnati as a litigation attorney and, in 1981, entered the corporate world with The Reynolds & Reynolds Company, a business forms and document management company, in Dayton, Ohio, eventually becoming vice president of sales, marketing and new development, specializing in acquisitions, divestitures and turnarounds. In 1990, he and a partner formed The SPECTRA Group, an executive consulting boutique in Dayton, Ohio, and Orlando, Florida. He subsequently served as president, CEO, COO, and strategic planner for a number of firms from startups to Fortune 1000 companies, including BMS Inc., the Moore Corporation and Corporate Express. In 2000, he moved to San Diego as president and CEO of SupplyPro, Inc., and later as president and CEO of the professional training and coaching company, Bachrach & Associates. Asked specifically if he has any plans to run for political office, he said he would only consider doing so as an Independent. “My only political ambition would be to become part of the solution,” he said. For more information on O’Hara and his ideas, visit his Website:

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6th Annual Children’s Art Show to be held at RSF Art Guild Gallery The 6th Annual Children’s Art Show will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Gallery Nov. 1 - 6. This show will feature artwork by Marika Fagan’s art classes, grades kindergarten through 8 who attend R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. The show includes a raffle for the students who win art supplies donated by members of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. There will be a reception for the students and their families on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Wells Fargo (The Private Bank) in the courtyard outside of the gallery. The gallery is located at 6004 Paseo Delicias, and will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 to 4 p.m. Mrs. Fagan states that the children look forward to this show each year. Please call Raye Anne Marks at 858-880-1277 for more information.

Half-price book sale to be held at The Book Cellar in RSF The RSF Library Guild will hold a half-price book sale Oct. 13-15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at The Book Cellar, located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. All books will be 50 percent off. Raffle to win a $50 gift certificate. For more information, call 858-756-4780;

Del Mar International Horse Show runs through Oct. 2 The Del Mar International Horse Show will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’s Arena Complex. For more information on events, times, etc., visit or

RSF resident named board chairman for Encinitas YMCA Dr. Michele Drake, Rancho Santa Fe resident and owner of The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in Encinitas, has been selected as the new chairman of the Board of Management at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. The board is Dr. Michele Drake made up of local business and community leaders who are asked to donate their time, effort and resources to the YMCA throughout the year. The leadership position—which includes overseeing the management and direction of the facility, including planning, policy decisions and financial development—is a two-year commitment. During that time, Drake said, “I will devote my time and energies to help our Y grow to continue to serve its members.” Drake joined the YMCA when she

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RSF teen qualifies for national equestrian event The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) recently announced that Emily Lents of Rancho Santa Fe has been awarded with the AMHA Western Seat Silver Medal Award for her outstanding performance at the Morgan Medallion Classic Horse Show. This highly competitive event was held Aug. 17-20 in Santa Barbara. Lents, 16, qualified to compete for the Gold Medal at the 2011 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® held in Oklahoma City, Oct. 8-15. Excellence in equitation is valued by AMHA and is recognized through its AMHA Medal classes, held at local and regional Morgan and all-breed shows. All junior rid-

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his past month, presidential candidate Mitt Romney was at the Del Mar home of Jenny Craig for a breakfast reception. Earlier, Romney was joined by his wife, Ann, at the home of Stephen and Marilyn Miles in La Jolla.

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Your Family Matters: Keeping our kids safe — The Man in the White Truck hear it now… “My dad called BY DR. KEITH KANNER 911 and caused a lock down.” Many of us have witnessed That’s a lot of points that I could this before…a lone man parked risk losing as a parent. Instead, I in a truck looking at a crowd of decided to exit the parking lot people and we ask why? This beand pull up behind him and comes an even more significant watch for a while. It was now 15 question and concern if the minutes before the start of crowd they appear to be looking school and he was still gazing. I at are children. With the John became a little nervous so I deGardeners of the world who cided to pull my SUV up in front stalk, rape, and murder innocent of his truck and introduce myself children, combined with the to get a better read on this man. greater awareness of registered Dr. Keith Kanner This is when things got interestchild molesters, “normal” paring. ents are more aware these days, as “Hi, how’s it going? I’m Dr. Kanner they should be. from Fox News and Ws Radio.” He was unTwo weeks ago I had a first-hand encomfortable but responded, “Hi.” His face counter with a man in a truck parked in began to turn inward. “Are you a parent front of my children’s school 30 minutes here at this school?” I asked. He replied, prior to the bell ringing. It was a strange ex“No.” I then asked, “I have three children perience. I was dropping off my 12-year-old daughter and noticed a man in a white truck who attend school here. Are you a teacher or work at the school?” He hesitated and reeyeing children as they entered campus plied, “No.” I added, “Well then, you must from the privacy of his front cab. He seemed be employed somewhere in our little town very interested in something but I couldn’t here?” “Well,” He stammered. I determine what. I also noticed that his truck then asked, “SO WHY ARE YOU PARKED 5 was very unusual. It had no windows on the side or rear of the cab. It reminded me of FEET FROM A SCHOOL IN A WHITE TRUCK WITHOUT ANY WINDOWS OR DECALS the elevator in the Haunted Mansion at DisON YOUR VEHICLE?” He nervously stated, neyland. No windows and no doors. “I was texting.” Now I knew he was lying Although creepy, I’m thinking maybe because I saw him watching kids and adults he was a parent, a school worker, or had walking onto campus. some legitimate reason for being parked in For safety reasons, and a fear of possibly front of the school. But why was he watchgetting hurt, I decided not to confront him ing patrons coming into the school? It was on his lie. The police can do that. So I also Sept. 12, the day after our nation’s changed course in my questions and calmed worst disaster in this century, so that was the situation down. “Okay.” I said. “I was knocking at my brain as well. I thought worried as I’m writing a news story on child about calling 911, but if I was wrong, it stalkers and you scared me.” He responded could greatly embarrass my kids. I could

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with relief, “Well, that’s a great story!” I knew at this point that I could freely look into the back of his truck and there I saw some sort of strange cage or machine. I was thinking, what the heck is that? Is that some sort of bomb or something? So now I am a bit fearful and inquired, “Well, after all, you have heard of John Gardener, haven’t you? “Oh, yeah. That guy.” He replied, “Yes, that guy.” I responded “Who less than 5 miles from here stalked and raped and killed two teenage girls. Does the name Chelsea King ring a bell?” Now he looked puzzled. My goal here was to obtain as much information as I could about this guy and pass it along to the police so they could talk to him. He was clearly uncomfortable. I then felt the need to both try and get this guy out of here before school began to protect the kids, and also contact law enforcement, so I said, “Dude, if I were you, I’d never come back to this town again. I am planning on doing a feature story called ‘The man in the white truck who parks in front of schools choosing this particular place to text message.’ Don’t you think that’s a bit strange after our conversation here?” “Yes, I suppose so,” he responded. I ended the conversation with, “Seriously, by next week this place will be crawling with cops and I will be looking for guys in trucks like yours to interview for my story. I’m sure the cops will want to interview you as well.” “THANKS, MAN, FOR THE TIP,” he sighed. I ended with, “Sure thing.” I then got into my car, took another snapshot of him, and waited for him to leave. He waited a minute and then started up his truck. I

waited. I didn’t want to spook him, so I didn’t call 911. Instead, I followed him out of our little town, tailgating close behind him. I kept looking for a cop, but no luck. Once I got him out of the area while he watched me watch him, I returned to town and contacted the authorities. After contacting law enforcement, I felt much better. I supplied them with both a description of the man, photos of his truck, license plate number, and profile. The police and other agencies are checking him out as you read this, and I am looking forward to hearing what information they find on this particular man. Although I felt courageous, the officers that I spoke with told me that in the future, it’s best to contact 911 even if one just has a hunch. They explained that the 911 operators will ask certain questions to determine if a police unit should be dispatched based on such information. I agreed but told them that my “dad instincts” couldn’t wait for an operator to make the call regarding the safety of my children, especially on the heels of the 9/11 anniversary. The moral of this story is simple. It takes a village to keep our kids safe. Be aware and make the effort to make it clear that as parents, we protect our children. Dr. Keith Kanner is host/anchor - Your Family Matters - WSRADIO; contributor to LifeChanger, Extra TV; a syndicated columnist; author of “Your Family Matters — Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas” (in press); board certified & licensed clinical child, adolescent, & adult psychologist & psychoanalyst; Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; National Board Member - KidsKorps USA; and a father of three great kids.

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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

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

RSF GOP Women to hold ‘Best Party in Town’ Oct. 9

Kennedy forum postponed to spring

The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women will hold its annual Candidates Forum and Mixer on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9, from 3-5 p.m. in the Courtyard of the Pantry Restaurant. Official candidates and current office holders will each speak shortly and then mingle with all who attend. Congressional candidates include Brian Bilbray, Dr. Wayne Iverson and John Stahl; California Assembly candidates Marie Waldron, Sherry Hodges, Kevin Davis, Farrah Douglas, Rocky Chavez, Dustin Steiner and Martin Garrick; County Supervisor candidate Steve Danon and Bill Horn; City Attorney Jan Goldsmith; judicial candidate Garland Peed and San Diego Mayoral Candidates Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, and Nathan Fletcher round out the group. Cost is $25 per person, mail checks to RSF RWF, P. O. Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Please reserve by Wed., Oct. 5, with Kathy at or 858-756-9906.

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The International Bipolar with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has been canceled due to the untimely death of his sister Kira. The event will be rescheduled for next spring.

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://

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September 29, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Soldier Stories: ‘All I wanted was a cool drink of water’ 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

Joseph Diomeade 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

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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 Endurance.� 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

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Art of Fashion

T Front: Denise Larkin, Elise Prosser. Back: Lauren Scott, Judy Rowles, Mary Beth Kellee, Sophia Alsadek, Nancy Bailey, Kim Smart

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he Country Friends 56th Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show was held Sept. 22 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Country Friends once again partnered with South Coast Plaza to bring the luncheon, fashion show, boutique shopping and wine tasting to Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding communities. This year’s event honored the late Luba Johnston, as well as Priscilla Webb, longtime members of The Country Friends, for their commitment to communi-

ty. Proceeds from The Art of Fashion benefit 28 charities, including Rady Children’s Heart Institute, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Promises2Kids, and the Burn Institute, to name a few. The Art of Fashion Runway Show is the largest fundraiser for The Country Friends, the nonprofit volunteer organization that has funded human care agencies throughout San Diego County for more than 50 years. Visit www.thecountryfriends. org. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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LAWSUIT continued from page 1 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

Rancho Santa Fe Review 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

SOLDIER continued from page 18 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 muddy water out of a river, making maybe $400 a year, eating half a bowl of rice a day.” They never know when death lurks under their feet. Fear and uncertainty overshadow hope.” Diomeade reminds us: “Don’t take anything for granted.” “When I was in Boot Camp, the only thing I wanted was to sit down with a cold glass of ice water. But

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.

for three months, I couldn’t have that. We have Americans crying about a fancy car – it’s the wrong color. If that’s the worst 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 mineridden 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.

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TEXTBOOK continued from page 1 ed 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 coverage of the issue was limited by textbook space restrictions, California state standards needed to be strictly adhered to, age-appropriateness of seventh-graders 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 ‘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 inappro-

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priate 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 decision.” “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-by-point 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 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 historysocial 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 seventhgrade textbook as is.

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Where newspapers thrive

At a time when doomsayers are predicting the death of traditional journalism, thousands of small-town weeklies are doing just fine, thank you. 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

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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 newspa-

pers 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? 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

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WIDENING continued from page 2 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 widening and realignment—that portion of roadway will be handled

CHURCH continued from page 2 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

by the El Camino Real project. Another request of the board was to underground the SDG&E overhead lines which are numerous along that stretch of roadway. On the north side of the road lines have recently been undergrounded, and a second phase to underground distribution lines on the south side and along the hillside will soon be undertaken.

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.

As part of the widening project, Greenhalgh said they must relocate all the utility lines temporarily, build the road and move them back to an underground conduit. The San Diego City Council will be hearing an item this year to remove all overhead lines from Via de la Valle and El Camino Real, he said. While the narrowed road and undergrounding

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Local boys turn summer trip into ‘eye-opening’ service project BY CLAIRE HARLIN Staff Writer Two local students 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 San Diego, 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-

Children at Batanai Primary School in Zimbabwe attend class outside because there is not enough room to accommodate all students inside. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBRA

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

because I was born in Zimbabwe and I just felt that I wanted to give back to my home.” To learn more about ways to help out struggling communities in Africa, Jedeikin recommends two websites: www.globalgiving. com and Those who donate to those organizations can choose specific countries and projects of interest.

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RSF Senior Center: RSF Writer’s Workshop with Garrett Chaffin-Quiray BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Garrett ChaffinQuiray will conduct a three-part monthly workshop designed to help participants Terrie Litwin write their personal memoir. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the topic will be “Meaningful moments and what matters in life – A Personal Philosophy.” On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the topic will be “Your Story and what it might teach others — Altruistic Pursuits,” and on Wednesday, Dec. 7, the final topic will be “Three things people should know about you – A Generational Legacy.” The instructor, Garrett Chaffin-Quiray, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television and was a Graduate Fellow in Cinema Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. This series is appropriate for both aspiring and accomplished writers. Garrett will focus on the monthly topic while also allowing time for the presentation of students’ work in progress. Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age Please join us at the Senior Center each Friday afternoon beginning Friday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. for “Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age.” This

DVD format course is one of the “Great Courses” series offered by The Teaching Company. The featured lecturer is Professor Anthony A. Goodman, MD, who has built his career on the study, teaching, and practice of medicine. He received his M.D. from Cornell Medical College. He is currently adjunct Professor of Medicine at Montana State University and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practiced as a general surgeon for 20 years and worked aboard the hospital ship for Project HOPE and with the U.S. Army Medical Corps. The schedule of courses to be presented is as follows: Friday, Oct. 7: A Personal Path to Lifelong Health & the Cellular Biology of Aging Friday, Oct. 14: The Physiology of Aging & Myths of Aging – Magical Times and Places Friday, Oct. 21: Myths of Aging – Magical Substances & Optimizing Health – Prevention Friday, Oct. 28: Health Advances on the Horizon & Nutrition – Choices for a Healthy Life There is no charge for attending this four part video series and no prior registration is required. Special thanks to everyone who helped make our fundraiser “Rumble in the Ranch” celebrity poker tournament and silent auction a success! Congratulations to first place winner Jenny Craig, second place winner Dan Floit, and third place winner Joe Abkin. The funds raised will be used to support the programs and services provided by the RSF Senior Center.

Ranch Clubhouse Connection: A variety of popular menus offered The “Two for $32” dinner special on Thursday nights continues to be a favorite night for dining at the Clubhouse. The two for $32 menu started in April and was intended to be a one month promotion. The special menu is now in its seventh month. There is a choice of soup du jour or Boston bibb salad for the first course. Then there is a choice of four entries: Beef Filet Medallions, Petite Veal Osso Bucco or Grilled Local White Sea Bass. All three entrées come with grilled asparagus and roasted red thumb fingerling potatoes. The forth entrée is Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine. The dessert choices are: Boston cream pie, Julian apple blossom or lemon tart. Reservations are highly recommended for Thursday nights. In addition, the full Clubhouse dinner menu is available as is the children’s menu. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Clubhouse features 11 white wines and 15 red wines, by the glass, to complement all of the lunch and dinner items on the menus. An extensive wine by the bottle is available as well. The Clubhouse is open for a la carte breakfast Sunday morning’s from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and lunch service starts at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is

served Wednesday (Hamburger night with limited dinner menu), Thursday, Friday (full dinner menu with Chef Larry’s specials), and Sunday (Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib plus the full menu). Dining hours are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Clubhouse favorites include the ahi/crab stack, steak sandwich, Kansas City New York steak and stuffed chicken breast. The Holidays are fast approaching. Rancho Santa Fe Association members are already making reservations for the Club’s extremely popular Thanksgiving Day buffet on Thursday, Nov. 24. The buffet features roast turkey and prime rib. The Clubhouse is also taking reservations and booking family and company parties for the Holidays. Several different room sizes can accommodate groups from 10 to 200 people. An extensive banquet menu includes both plated, sit down dinners or buffets, hot and cold appetizers and carving stations. To discuss your party plans for this holiday season, please contact Special Events Director Tamara Kenny at 858-756-1182 or at her email address To make a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservations, please call 756-1182. The Clubhouse is for exclusive use of Covenant members and their guests.

Art lessons at the RSF Senior Center: Relax, draw and paint Draw and paint delicate flowers, sumptuous fruit and the lush gardens of the quaint historic Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center (55 and older) with Carlsbad muralist Linda Luisi, from 9:30-11 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. 16780 La Gracia. First time beginners and all levels receive individual attention improving observation and creative skills. Limited to the first ten who register at the center: (858) 756-3041. Call Linda for details: (760) 944-7809 $60 for 4 lessons, $20 drop-in.




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Pianist will open chamber music 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 firstcome, 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. The second series concert, starring the Lincoln Trio, will take place Monday, Nov. 7. Formed in 2003, the trio has performed to accolades throughout the United States. The adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider will perform on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Miró Quartet takes the stage on Saturday, Feb. 18. Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory of

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Music, the Miró Quartet met with immediate success, winning first prizes at the Coleman, Fischoff, and Banff competitions, as well as the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Competition award. A special collaboration will be presented on Tuesday, April 3, featuring clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan and La Catrina Quartet. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, of Armenian descent, Allakhverdyan was a first-place winner of the Hellam Young Artists Competition and winner of a Tuesday Musical Association scholarship and Oberlin Concerto

Described by London’s Evening Standard as ‘a true poet of the keyboard,’ Inon Barnatan performs both classical and contemporary composers. Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, he started playing the piano at age 3 after his parents discovered he had perfect pitch. He made his orchestral debut at 11.

Music Festival Orchestra. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as “wonderful ambassadors for music,” La Catrina Quartet’s unique blend of Latin American and standard repertoire caters to the more traditional concertgoers while still attracting the next generation of listeners. Their infectious personas infuse their playing. The series concludes on Tuesday, April 24 with the Euclid Quartet, a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color. The Euclid Quartet was awarded the American Masterpieces Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Women’s wellbeing is topic of new event An inaugural Women’s Symposium to kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Del Mar Marriott. Organizers say the event will go beyond awareness to help women become better informed and more proactive about their health, wealth, and overall wellbeing. The program will include breakfast and lunch; speakers (among them Barbara Parker, M.D., Colette Carlson and Kathleen Burns Kingsbury) workshops with practical lessons in health, wealth and emergency preparedness; plus opportunities for networking and socializing. A cocktail hour will follow to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego. To purchase tickets, $65, visit womens-symposium or call (858) 573-2760.

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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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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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he Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scouts — boys in grades 1 through 4 — gathered for the annual flag football roundup Sept. 19 at The Nativity School field. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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Reception at North Coast Rep to be held for fashion designer Zandra Rhodes

Walden Family Services to hold Wine D’Vine food and wine tasting event

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 the operatic set and costume designs Zandra Rhodes for Bizet’s Pearl Fishers and Verdi’s Photo/Gene Nocon 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.

Walden Family Services will hold its eighth annual Wine D’Vine food and wine tasting benefit on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Grand Del Mar Resort. Tickets are $125. The event, with Barney & Barney as title sponsor, and co-chaired by Randy and Dawn Grossman, and Brendan and Michelle Ozanne, will feature many of Napa Valley’s top wineries, such as Duckhorn Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Maddalena Vineyards, Orin Swift, Tantara Winery, Ramey Wine Cellars and Vineyard 29. These fine wines will be perfectly matched to the culinary delights from some of San Diego’s finest restaurants, including Truluck’s, Pamplemousse Grille, The Grand Del Mar, Union Kitchen, Red Tracton’s and Manhattan of La Jolla. A lavish selection of desserts, sure to satisfy even the most discriminating sweet tooth, will add the finishing touch on an evening of fine food and wine. Peter Sprague, jazz guitarist, composer, and producer, will provide lively entertainment during the event. Sprague has played with such national musicians as Chick Corea and Sergio Mendes and has many of his own recordings. Festivities will also include both silent and live auctions, where attendees will have a chance to bid on many exciting items. Proceeds from the event will benefit Walden Family Services, a treatment-level foster family and adoption agency serving children and youth mentally and physically disabled children as well as medically fragile youth throughout Southern California. For more information or to make reservations, please call Gabrielle Osuna at 619-727-5887, or Teresa Stivers,, (619) 727-5881.

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is Oct. 1-2 The third annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, a fundraiser for La Jolla’s three elementary schools, will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Girard Avenue, Pearl to Genter Streets. The juried works of 130 artists will be for show and sale, 14 musical acts will perform, and dozens of vintners, brewers and food vendors will offer samplings. There will also be a children’s activity area. Admission $10; seniors (65+), military and kids $5; ages 2 and under, free. Streets will be closed to traffic. No Open Aire Market this Sunday.

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. Ballast Point is on Naval Base Point Loma, at the south end of Rosecrans Street. Admission is free for colorful displays of dancing, storytelling and music from Mexico, Native America, Portugal and Spain; Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food; Kumeyaay basket weaving; Aztec art, a living history encampment, where 16th century Spanish soldiers demonstrate the arms, armor, implements and daily life; kids’ activities; and a 2011 Miss Cabrillo Festival. The 1 p.m. re-enactment of Cabrillo’s historic landing, is always a highlight. There will also be an exhibit on Portuguese history and displays about San Diego Bay and its peoples, past and present. (619) 557-5450.

SD Symphony to present Acrobats of China San Diego Symphony will present the National Acrobats of China at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Copley Symphony Hall. The group consists of contortionists, martial artists, drummers and dancers performing wondrous acrobatic movements. Tickets from $25. (619) 235-0804.

Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary to hold ‘Tropical Sunset Fundraiser’ Oct. 22 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 www. Tickets may also be purchased at the door; however, door prices are $40 each or $60 for VIP seating which includes unlimited drinks.

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La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk & Taste The Eighth Annual La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk & Taste, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-9 p.m., welcomes attendees to the most culturally enriching evening of the year where they can enjoy a lively night out in La Jolla. Soak in the rich history of the area, while sampling world class cuisine, phenomenal wines and some of the most exquisite artwork available on the planet. It’s the one night of the year when you are able to stroll through over 10 of La Jolla’s most prominent galleries. With all there is to take in, this evening promises to excite all of your senses, while satisfying your cultural craving. Tickets to the La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk & Taste are only $40 in advance and $45 at the door. All proceeds will benefit La Jolla Village Merchants Association. This year’s La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk, & Taste is sure to sell out early, so get your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 619-233-5008.

Hope for a Cure fundraiser to be held at Del Mar Marriott Hope for a Cure’s annual fundraiser, which includes a wine tasting, appetizers, entertainment and a silent auction is coming up soon. This year the event is on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Marriott. Hope for a Cure is a unique non-profit organiza-

tion. Its board identifies cancer researchers in the San Diego area that are in need of scientific equipment to further their efforts in the treatment of cancer. For details, visit www. hopeforacurefoundation. org. Buy tickets ahead of time by calling 858-7562405.

Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail to be held Oct. 2 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, and present it at participating museums.

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Local dancer trains ‘Thriller’ zombies for Oct. 15 Down Syndrome fundraiser

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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 Estrella, who teaches at Hammond Studio of Dance

Dear Dr. Diana My new husband says that if we had premarital counseling, we probably wouldn’t have gotten married. We both have kids from our previous marriages and we have different ideas about Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom how to raise them. We also have different ideas about how to handle our money. He’s saying that it was a mistake for us to get married. Of course he says it in anger but the words get burned into my mind. I’d like us to have marriage counseling but my husband says that if we need help so early in our marriage, it’s a really bad sign. I’m confused and don’t know how to make it better. — Floundering Dear Floundering, The first year is especially challenging for blended families while everyone is adjusting to living together. Remarriage with children is hard by anyone’s standard. But the rewards can be exponentially greater, too. You and your husband are not alone in struggling early on in your new marriage. But it’s almost never too late for marriage counseling. It’s true that participating in premarital counseling can reduce the likelihood of divorce. We don’t know for sure if this is because premarital counseling helps them sort things out ahead of time, or teaches certain skills, or if couples who are willing to do

Chris Estrella teaches the “Thriller” dance near Fletcher Cove. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARGARET KAHN 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)

Can this marriage be saved? premarital counseling are more likely to work harder at marriage. Research shows that 68 percent of happy marriages have “perpetual problems” — meaning problems that aren’t resolvable. The way a couple handles conflict is more critical than fixing the problems. Successful couples communicate and accept their differences; they negotiate compromises and continue to learn from each other. Perhaps you could ask your husband to go with you to counseling so you can better understand his perspective and needs — as a way of helping you rather than fixing him. It may sound manipulative but I bet there’s some truth in it. Meanwhile, divorce is tough enough on kids, let alone multiple divorces. The reason marriage counseling can be so effective is that it allows people a safe place to sort out their feelings. They may not know how to express their feelings very well or are scared to say how they really feel. Then they wait until they burst with anger to say what’s bothering them. Other times, one person tries to talk with their partner only to be frustrated because of defensive reactions or poor listening skills. A trained marriage counselor can help you identify the negative patterns that keep you from getting close to each other and then help to re-create new loving interactions that can keep your love alive. Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. (858) 259-0146 or


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RSF Garden Club goes back to the farm Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club members and their guests channeled their inner cowboys and cowgirls for “Fresh from the Farm,” the second annual Harvest Dinner on Sept. 24. Hootin’ and hollerin’ could be heard around these parts as the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club transformed into an American Farm. Hay bales, quilts, overalls hanging on clotheslines and gingham were the backdrop for farmhouse tables full of the season’s best ‘fixins. Guests danced, sang and tapped along to the country sounds of the

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Norm Bahr, Pam Wasserman Wendy and Tom Black

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Garden Club President Helen DiZio with Karna Bodman

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Kids Korps members help others in a variety of ways KEEPING THE BEACH CLEAN By Michael Lonsway, 7th grader from the Rancho Santa Fe Kids Korps chapter On Sunday, Sept. 18, I went to a beach clean-up at Swami’s in Encinitas. I had to pick up a lot of trash on the beach to help the environment. There are many items that people leave on the beach that can hurt animals. I spent a long time picking up trash on the sand and rocks. I picked up plastic bags, straws, cigarette buds, plastic bottle caps, paper and cardboard. Some of the most interesting items I found were a lobster trap and a giant plank of wood. The piece of wood was as tall as I was. I carried it for about a mile and up a giant staircase. I hope it can be recycled. I was glad I found the lobster trap because an animal could have gotten stuck inside. I realized how important it is to keep the beach clean. It was a lot of work to pick up trash. It made me feel proud that I was a big part in helping my community. I like to surf and boogie board a lot and I don’t want to see trash on the beach. People even thanked me while I was picking up trash. I hope people continue to help clean up the beach and not litter. COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS IN THE CLASSROOM Art teacher, Marika Fagan from Rancho Santa Fe School understands how community service projects in the classroom are a win-win for all! Last week, the RSF chapter of Teen Korps reached out to art teacher, Marika Fagan for help. “We received a phone call that canvas bags needed to be decorated and would be used to help support Feeding America and we wanted to help, said Dana Knees, RSF Kids Korps Chapter Advisor. Feeding America is a not for profit organization that helps feed our children right here in our own backyard. The organization provides food and fresh produce to over 6000 children and families monthly in San Diego and surrounding communities. With just a couple of days notice, art teacher Marika Fagan gathered her 7th and 8th grade Middle School Elective Class and told them about Feeding America and what a wonderful organization it is. They discussed how the bags would be sold at a Feeding America event and all the proceeds go right back to the organization. They discussed the theme “From Your Own Backyard.” Many students incorporated recycling and other positive messages about one earth, and loving one another into their bags. The students were happy to help and they were sad they didn’t have more time to work on even more bags. In total, they decorated 25 bags. Instilling community service learning in our schools is essential, according to Dana Knees and Rancho Santa Fe teachers and staff are on board

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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 overall record for the season to 2-0. Volleyball: Cathedral Catholic lost to Vista Murrieta 2-1 (26-24, 21-25, 15-11) in the title game of the Beach City Championship game on Sept. 24 at Scripps Ranch High. Morgan Cormier had 12 kills to lead the Dons and Kamila Tan added nine kills. All-tournament selection Lauren Miller had 14 assists and Jaclyn Williamson contributed 11 assists. The loss followed 2-0 victories over La Jolla, Bishop’s and Bonita Vista in a semifinal earlier in the day, and a 2-0 victory over San Marcos on Sept. 23. Cormier had seven kills and Tan added six kills to lead the Dons in a their 2516, 25-16 win over Bonita Vista. ***** Santa Fe Christian defeated Scripps Ranch 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-22) in a nonleague game on Sept. 21. Alexandra Johnson had 12 kills to lead the Eagles and Hannah Hubbard and Hannah Mathiesen each added nine kills. Christin Duoos had 31 assists. Water polo: Cathedral Catholic defeated Anaheim Western 16-2 in a nonleague game on Sept. 23. Cody Smith scored four











goals to lead the Dons and Jordan Colina added one assist. Dons goalie Joe Cleary contributed four saves. Earlier in the day the Dons defeated Mira Costa 10-9. Bryce Hoerman scored four goals to lead the Dons, and Austin Rone had four assists. Dons goalie Joe Cleary had seven saves. Tennis: Santa Fe Christian defeated San Diego Jewish Academy 14-4 in a Coastal League match on Sept. 22. SFC’s No. 1 singles player Catherine Kreslin went 3-0 by a combined 18-1 score in games and doubles partners Jassy Verdult and Charissa Plattner went 2-0 by a combined 18-2 score in games. The Eagles improved to 3-0 in league. Golf: Torrey Pines defeated Carlsbad 168-224 in a nonleague game on Sept. 22. Hee Wook Choi shot a two-under-par 34 to lead the Falcons on a nine-hole par36 course at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Minjia Luo shot a 36 and Winnie Huang and Shiyang Fan each added 38 scores for the Falcons. Torrey Pines improved its overall record for the sea-


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A few of the Horizon Prep Girls Volleyball B-Team members celebrating their win in the first game ever played in the new Horizon Prep Lion’s Den Gym. Front Row (L-R): Lauren Bothe, Haley White; Second Row (LR): Sophie Grizzle, Reyce Stepanow, Leah Palmer , Emma Albrecht, Maddie Gilbert, Reiss McKinney, Sinead Myers, Victoria Hoven, Abby Phillips.

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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 People have the ability to work with women who are preg-

Pilates People provides top-level training. nant 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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Susan Street Fine Art Gallery celebrates new location with opening reception 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.

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River valley anniversary: A 25-year trail of success


lmost 200 people attended the sold-out 25th anniversary celebration of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on Sept. 25, including a handful of notable community leaders. Conservancy board president Rand Newman said the River Valley Fest provides an opportunity to reflect on the conservancy’s progress over the past 25 years and to renew commitment so the next 25 years will be even more successful. He said a current highlight of the conservancy’s efforts is two new trails that will help to connect the natural system that will extend 55 miles, from crest to coast. There are trails being built near the polo fields at El Camino Real and Via de le Valle that will provide that unity. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Ken Khoury, Lori Vagner, Susan Switzer

Jurgen Lenz, Susan Lenz, Laura Wheeler

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San Diego Councilwoman Sherri Lightner with SDRVC board President Rand Newman

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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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Ravi Shankar, 91, to perform at California Center for the Arts BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Contributor 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. Though he divides his time between India and California, living in Encinitas part of the year since the early 1990s, it has been four years since his last concert here, and his upcoming appearance is sure to draw legions of fans. Shankar has spent most of his life introducing the music of his country to the rest of the world. In 1985, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), one of 14 institutions that have granted him honorary doctorates, hailed him as an “adored musical ambassador whose incomparable artistry has created bridges of understanding among the peoples of the earth.” He has been performing, composing, teaching and touring for almost 75 years. One of his longtime students is his 29-year-old daughter, Anoushka, a graduate of San Dieguito Academy who continues his legacy with her own sitar-playing, recording, and touring. Another daughter, born and raised in Brooklyn, is pop/jazz singer/songwriter star Norah Jones. Shankar’s contributions to world music have been extraordinary. Besides being part of Monterey Pop and Woodstock, he has performed with and composed for Yehudi Menuhin, JeanPierre Rampal, and Philip Glass, as well as several lesser-known but equally gifted musicians of Japan. He has recorded extensively in various countries, written scores for films as diverse as “Charly” and

Ravi Shankar, master of the sitar PHOTO: MICHAEL COLLOPY

“Gandhi,” and created three concertos for sitar and orchestra, the most recent one completed in 2008. The Escondido concert is a grand co-production of the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego (IFAASD), which offers concerts by masters of Indian classical music and dance; the Center for World Music, which fosters understanding of the performing arts and cultural traditions of other countries; and, primarily, the Ravi Shankar Foundation, a resource center for Indian classical music, including, of course, the works of the maestro himself. He will be accompanied by a quartet of accomplished musicians who frequently perform with him: Tanmoy Bose on tabla, Samir Chatterjee on percussion, Ravichandra Kulur on flute, and on sitar, Parimal Sadaphal, one of the maestro’s senior disciples from Delhi. “Though Raviji was the inspiration for founding our organization, this is the first time we’re producing him,

and it’s very exciting,” said Divya Devaguptapu, a member of the IFAASD board. “We produce concerts by high-caliber touring artists every fall and spring, but it’s really a great honor to be presenting Ravi Shankar.”

If you go What: Ravi Shankar: An Evening with the Maestro When: 6 p.m. Oct. 9 Where: California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Tickets: $25-$60 Box Office: (800) 9884253 Website:

Shankar recently played to sold-out houses in the United Kingdom, and Devaguptapu is predicting a sell-out crowd here. “After all, he is 91,” she said.

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FARM continued from page B10 Working Cowboy Band. “We didn’t think we could top last year’s Harvest Dinner, but I think Mary Pierson, Susan Marr and Dottie Mulholland (event chairs) really turned out a barnburner!” said Garden Club President Helen DiZio. DiZio wasn’t without her own antics, at one point showcasing her childhood farm upbringing by hypnotizing a chicken for the group of 150, in exchange for donations. Member Vearl Smith, well known chicken wrangler supplied the Road Island Reds for the evening. Later, the group roared to the recounting of “I Got to Get Me an RV Wife” an original work of cowboy poetry by the Ranch’s newest notable, Karna Bodman. Karna, who winters in Naples, Fla., with her husband, Dick, was a senior director at the National Security Council in the Reagan Presidential Administration. The highest ranking woman executive in the White House

in those years, she has become a successful author of international political thrillers, the latest titled “The Final Finesse.” Fifteen years as a news anchor in San Francisco and Washington DC, Karna’s latest hobby is writing cowboy poetry and song lyrics. Steve DiZio, the club’s executive vice president, also tried his hand at the classic poetry form by reciting “Buying A Bra,” loosing his place, amid the roars of laughter. A “Roll in the Hay” photo and signs like “tonight’s menu: take it or leave it” set the mood, while raising money for the club The centerpiece for the evening was the 1952 AllisChalmers working tractor, generously donated for auction by farmer Jack Queen. “There seems to be a refreshing return to letting our hair down, laughing at ourselves, and celebrating the richness of life. Our club’s activities are about so much more than gardening. This year’s Harvest Dinner continues the tradition of respecting the simplicity and goodness of the autumn season”

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The next major club event will be a “Tag Sale” slated for Oct. 15 Members will sell their “gently used and highly cherished” household items at individual tables. Information on table rental can be found on the club’s website. Returning for the tag sale by popular demand will be Gold Mountain Ventures. They will purchase unwanted gold and platinum items, and donate a portion of the purchase price to the club. The tag sale event will be open to the public. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is a non-nonprofit community based organization promoting education and horticultural beautification in Rancho Santa Fe. Its main facility, located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe is home to club-member activities but is also available to non-members for private parties, weddings and bar mitzvahs. For membership or facility information, please visit the club’s newly designed website at www.RSFGardenclub. org. Or call the club at 858756-1554.


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Golf event helps kids with autism


ls for Autism Golf Challenge was held Sept. 19 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Proceeds from the event go toward creating the Els Center of Excellence that will reach out to help children on the autism spectrum across the U.S and internationally. Visit www.e4agolf. com. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Jack Childs, Kevin Karr, Arya Nakhjavani, Joe Muller

Kent Pachl, Sean Roche, Roger Tate, Chris Burt

Robert Shabkie, Jordan Capell

Denny Despars, Steve Kozar

Chuck Palmer, Rick Harrell

Mike Bordeleau, Ari Peterson

Knorr Candle Factory, shop up for sale


he 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.” An Open House was recently held at the property by Realtor Bob Angello. (See more page 3.) Store interior For more information, contact Bob Angello, Willis Allen Real Estate, at (858) 775-9100, 1424 Camino del Mar, Del Mar; www.

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Steve Knorr with machinery made by his grandfather and father

Office manager Susan Prickett

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LEGAL notices LEGALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025954 Fictitious Business Name(s): Transformations Hypnotherapy Located at: 6045 Zora St., La Mesa,

Rancho Santa Fe Review CA., 91942, San Diego County. Mailing Address: S.A.A. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Cardoza, C.C.HT., 6045 Zora St., La Mesa, CA., 91942. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/14/2011. Lisa Cardoza, RSF192, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H504915 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0022960462/RAHMANSETAYESH Investor No: 511059827 AP #1: 265-380-35 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: ABDOLLAH RAHMAN-SETAYESH, FATEMEH ZAKERY Recorded March 23, 2007 as Instr. No. 2007-0199343 in Book —Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded November 30, 2009 as Instr. No. 09-661464 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MARCH 16, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 7015 SANTA

To place your ad call 800.914.6434 FE VIEW COURT, RANCHO SANTA FE AREA, CA 92067 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: OCTOBER 19, 2011, AT 10:30 A.M. *AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING 321 NORTH NEVADA STREET OCEANSIDE, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $1,837,867.90. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further

recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: September 19, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at TAC# 945701 PUB: 09/29/11, 10/06/11, 10/13/11 THIS NEW NOTICE SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES ANY PREVIOUS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED UNDER T.S. # H504915, RSF191 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025345 Fictitious Business Name(s): Knock Out Errands ETC. Located at: 13051 Caminito Bautizo, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The first day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1 Karen Asaro, 13051 Caminito Bautizo, San Diego, CA., 92130. #2 Keri Wright, 9115 Judicial Dr., #4418, San Diego, CA., 92122. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/07/2011. Karen Asaro, RSF189, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-025238 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Pawz n Clawz Grooming Spa b. Paws n Claws Grooming Spa

Located at: 6525 Helen Woodward Way, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 630 San Marcos Dr., Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business: was 9/21/10. This business is hereby registered

by the following: Ashley Ward, 630 San Marcos Dr., Solana Beach, CA., 92075. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/06/2011. Ashley Ward, RSF188, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2011

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September 29, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Home of NFL superstar on the market

Open House held to thank Union and Redman David & Becky Vigil moved back to the Ranch after 10 years at the beach. They bought a brand new home back in March with the help of Scott Union of Union West Financial/Real Estate and Sandy Redman of California Bank & Trust. The duo of Union and Redman were able to secure 80 percent financing at 3.625 percent to make the deal happen. To show their appreciation, the Vigils hosted an Open House for Realtors and neighbors catered by Campine Catering. In addition, Sally Wislar, the Vigils’ interior designer, and Jeff Steffen, their builder, also attended the party. To reach Scott Union, call 858-756-0362, ext. 1.


Donna Medrea, of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, has just listed superstar NFL quarterback Drew Brees’ home for sale. Drafted by the Chargers in 2001, Brees played for the team from 2001-2005. He was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, and the 2009 Super Bowl XLIV MVP. He also has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times. He proudly wears his 2009 Super bowl championship ring. Drew and his wife, Brittany, purchased the 6,000+-square-foot elaborately customized estate within the gate-guarded neighborhood of Fairbanks Highlands when Drew was playing for

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PRICED COMPETITIVELY AT $1,780,000 Perfect family home w/ southwest facing pano bay, ocean, white-water, forever views! 3300 sq ft, incl., 4Br + bonus + large family rm/4 ba., plus a granny’s suite w/ private entry. Gourmet kitchen, Lutron lighting system, dumbwaiter, laundry chute, integrated sound system w/ intercom, central vac., 3-car garage, built-in BBQ, lush landscaping w/ serene outdoor living spaces.


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NFL quarterback Drew Brees’ home is for sale. the Chargers. Located on the border of Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Highlands is a private enclave of only 93 estate residences on expansive home sites averaging one acre. Many of the neighborhood’s 368 acres are dedicated to open space. “Fairbanks Highlands is one of the lowest density, privately gated communities built within the last 10 years in north coastal San Diego,” said Medrea. Exceptional interior appointments include elegant separate living and dining rooms with French doors, two-sided fireplace shared by the living room and custom sports/wet bar, wine closet, two separate staircases, and a gourmet-inspired kitchen with oversized chef’s island, designer espresso cabinets, granite countertops, and convenient walk-in pantry. Upstairs there are four additional bedrooms with ensuite baths, bonus room (shown as home theater) which may convert to a sixth bedroom, gallery hallway and home office. The inviting master suite offers two spacious walk-in closets with organizers, and a spa-like bathroom with over-sized shower and separate relaxing soaking tub. The amazing backyard features covered loggias, outdoor fireplace, blooming gardens, gracious yard areas for play, 16hole putting green, and resort-style pool and spa with slide and cascading water features. An outdoor custom lanai boasts a full kitchen and guest house/casita (shown as game room), which offers a separate sauna, steam shower and full bath. The oversized 6-car garage features epoxy finish floors, roll-up doors and plenty of storage. To view this very unique property, please contact Donna Medrea, Prudential California Realty, at 858-204-1810.


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AVARON AT DEL SUR - The charming neighborhood of Avaron is adjacent to The Crosby, where residents enjoy the security of a guard gated entrance and the benefit of top-notch public schools, pools, parks and extensive miles of hiking/biking trails. An ideal family home on a southwest facing half acre lot with 5BR/4.5BA.

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Willis Allen Realtor, Million Dollar Listing star team up for $6.5 million Rancho Santa Fe listing • Area brokers and their clients are invited to a Rancho Santa Fe open house on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Willis Allen Real Estate announced recently that Realtor Linda Sansone has teamed up with Los Angeles-based Realtor Josh Flagg, star of the hit television show Million Dollar Listing, to co-list a $6.5 million RanLinda Sansone cho Santa Fe villa. Area brokers and their clients are invited to attend an open house at the Rancho Santa Fe estate on Oct. 5, from noon – 3 p.m. at 15406 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe. During the open house event, the Bravo hit television show, Million Dollar Listing, will be filmed. The open house will be catered by Matt Gordon, owner and executive chef at Solace and Moonlight lounge in Encinitas. The property, located on 2.87 richly landscaped and fenced acres, is located in the exclusive Covenant in Rancho Santa Fe. The main villa features a spacious, flowing floor plan with a grand foyer, five bedroom suites, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, chef’s kitchen, walnut-paneled library, family room, game room with professional granite-flanked bar and climate-controlled wine cellar, state-of-the art theatre, and four-car garage. The large backyard offers an outdoor living/dining room that seamlessly opens from the family room. The outdoor living space features a summer kitchen, pool with

three grottos and a spa, and a one bedroom guest casita (music studio) with living room and full bath. Modern amenities and exclusive finishes throughout the home inJosh Flagg clude: distressed wood floors, travertine, faux finishes, carved wood crown moldings and doors, gorgeous draperies, custom wrought iron light fixtures, hand laid stone work, slabs of granite, custom designed wrought iron staircase, unique stone fireplaces, and custom-designed cabinetry throughout. The property is listed at $6,495,000. ***** Willis Allen Real Estate is one of San Diego County’s oldest and most prestigious real estate firms and has been serving San Diego County since 1914. The brokerage is headquartered in La Jolla with additional branch offices in Carmel Valley, Coronado, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego, Fallbrook, La Jolla, Point Loma and Rancho Santa Fe. Willis Allen Real Estate is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio. For more information, contact Linda Sansone at; 858775-6356.


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12360 Carmel Country Rd #303 Devon Boulon, Coldwell Banker

$719,500 4BR/3BA

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

$725,000 4BR/2.5BA

6317 Peach Way Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

$754,900 4BR/3BA

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

$774,900 4BR/3BA

12662 Caminito Radiante Kevin P. Cummins, Coldwell Banker

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

$1,221,000 4BR/4BA

12806 Seabreeze Farms Monica Kiy, Sampson California Realty

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-964-0770

$1,249,000 5BR/4.5BA

13669 Winstanley Way Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

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$1,279,000 5BR/4BA

5478 Rider Place Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

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

$1,279,888 4BR/3.5BA

4935 Hidden Dune Ct Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

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

$1,289,000 4BR/4BA

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

$1,395,000 5BR/5BA

4915 Concannon Ct Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker

$980,000 2BR/2.5BA

128 Spinnaker Ct. Kyle Belding, Del Mar Realty Associates

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$1,530,000 4BR/3.5BA

1930 Seaview Ave. Ashley Roberts, Prudential CA Realty

Sat 2:00-5:00 619-559-0571

$1,895,000 8BR/7BA

15185 Sun Valley Lane Becky and June Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-4:00 858-449-2027

$5,400,000 5BR/6BA

1255 Luneta Drive Lisa Plourde, Coldwell Banker

Sun 2:00-5:00 619-944-7437

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

September 29, 2011

$699,000-$729,000 16066 Via Viajera 3BR/3BA Jay Burneo, Real Living Lifestyles

Fri-Sun 1:00-4:00 760-809-7002

$719,000 3BR/2.5BA

3831 Via Amistosa Debbie Carpenter, Pacific Shore Platinum

Sat 2:00-5:00 858-794-9422

$1,195,000 4BR/3BA

3921 Avenida Brisa Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00-5:00 619-417-4655

$1,350,000 3BR/3BA

6238 La Fremontia Ashley Roberts, Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-559-0571

$1,465,000 3BR/2BA

16936 Via De Santa Fe Gloria Doinoff, Coldwell Banker

Sat 1:00-4:00 858-204-4667

$1,695,000 3BR/4BA

5561 La Crescenta Marguerite Apostolas, Lenders Realty

Sun 1:00-4:00 619-405-4958

SOLANA BEACH $1,095,000 2BR/2.5BA

856 Cofair Ct. Judy Joseph, Del Mar Realty Associates

Sat 12:00-3:00 858-472-1570

SAN DIEGO $815,000 4BR/3BA

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

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

$898,000 5BR/3BA

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

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September 29, 2011

Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF/Del Mar Country Club-$9,950,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$4,990,000

Grand Chateau promises gracious family living and entertaining, encompassing over 11,500 square f eet i ncluding gener ous pat io ar eas a llowing f or gr and par ties.

Historic compound includes main house, a 2br cottage, carriage house, large grove, horse facilities and caretaker’s apt.l located on 4.75 panoramic, view acres.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant--$4,600,000

Rancho Santa Fe Sur-- $3,695,000

An exceptional, traditional style 3br/4ba located on the 4th green of the RSF Golf Course.Theis spacious floor plan is single-level and offers the best in sophistication

Quintessential quality and elegance in five bedroom, gated estate Abundant amenities include: pool/spa, 4 car garage, and gourmet kitchen duplicated on the patio all on 2.06 ac.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$3,350,000

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant-$2,895,000

RSF/Fairbanks/Sentera -$1,195,000

Custom built, French country 5br family estate offering pool/spa, orchards, horse facilities and elevated views.

Trail access to incredible equestrian property on 3.18 acres. Spacious open floor plan in beautiful 4br/5ba main house.

Complete privacy with gorgeous views, 4br/3ba on a very large lot. Pride of ownership shows throughout.

RSF/The Crosby-$1,365,000

Mission Hills-$1,190,000

La Costa-$1,595,000

One of the best westerly views, offering wood and natural stone flooring throughout, 4br/4ba, 3704 esf.

Contemporary retreat with bay views, 3br/3.5ba. An eco conscious home with several balconies and skylights.

A very private, one acre estate hilltop with amazing lagoon, ocean views. 5br/5ba, 4799 esf sq.ft.

RSF/Rancho Del Rio-$1,599,000


Single level, custom built Mediterranean on 4,315 AC includes tennis court, pool/spa, volley ball, BBQ and river views.

Within exclusive enclave of Warmington, a like-new 3br/3ba, home also includes an exclusive Hacienda Membership.


RSF/Del Reyo Downs-$1,195,000 Wonderful single-level ,3br/3ba home with panoramic valley views, breakfast area, formal living and dining rooms.

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9-29-2011 Rancho Santa Fe Review  

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