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Torrey Hills planning board opposes proposed childcare facility at Torrey Hills School

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panel discussion features pro players. See pages 26 and B1.

■ Fifth graders visit Junior Achievement’s BizTown. See page 14.

■For local sports, See pages 26-30.

BY KAREN BILLING The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board is not in favor of the Del Mar Union School District’s proposal to build a new 13,000-square-foot Child Development Center (CDC) facility at Torrey Hills Elementary School. The board voted to send a letter to the district stating its opposition due to the increased traffic and safety concerns a new facility would bring. According to a letter from board chair Kathryn Burton, there is a serious traffic issue at Calle Mar de Mariposa and East Ocean Air Drive that will only get worse after the construction of apartments and townhomes on the streets — 384 units of the Garden Communities project currently under construction on the corner expected to be first occupied in June this year and an MBK Homes development next door of 100 units expected to be finished in October. “Del Mar Union School District is arriving late to the traffic party,” Burton wrote, noting it is “unconscionable” for the district to consider adding more traffic to the neighborhood. The proposal is part of the facilities master plan process that the district is currently undergoing. One of the goals of the plan is to find a permanent home for the district’s CDC and preschool, currently housed at Ashley Falls School and Sycamore Ridge School. Building a new facility would free up space to help tackle low enrollment at Ashley Falls and predicted crowded conditions at Sycamore Ridge due to the buildSee FACILITY, page 8

Ashley Falls Dads’ Club Movie Night (Left)Ashley Falls Elementary School parents and students enjoyed a Dads’ Club Movie Night on Jan. 17. The event featured the film “Despicable Me 2.” (Left) Malia Athwal, Sean Bitter, Narayan Athwal. See page B12 Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

Carmel Del Mar International Potluck Dinner (Right) Zuliya Khawaja and Annabella Van Der Weerd welcome the Carmel Del Mar Elementary School families to the PTA’s International Potluck Dinner Jan. 16. Parents bring a dish from their heritage to the dinner, and students also share a dance or song from their heritage during the event. See page B16. Photos/ Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

Del Mar to issue proposals request and form committee for Shores property master plan BY KRISTINA HOUCK More than six years after deciding to purchase Del Mar Shores Park, the city is moving forward with a plan for the site. The city will issue a request for proposals for a consultant to produce a park master plan, which council members approved in a 3-2 vote on Nov. 18. A selection committee will sort through the applications and return to the council with its recommendation. The selection committee will consist of two council liaisons, a staff project manager and two members from a park master plan committee, which the council on Jan. 21 decided to form. Council members agreed to form the committee, but had different opinions on the committee’s makeup and role. “I don’t think the role of this committee should be to represent stakeholders … but to make sure that the contractor, the consultant and we, as a city, are doing a thorough job of involving the community and coming to a consensus,” said Councilman Terry Sinnott. “From my perspective, to have the stakeholders on the outside and not like the outcome means that we just wasted six months,” said Deputy Mayor Al Corti. “I just assume they be at the table, put their views on the table with the objective they come up with a compromise.” The council voted in August 2007 to purchase the $8.5 million property from the school district, with the intent to preserve current open space and recreational uses, continue operation of Winston School, and initiate a master plan process. The long-range plan will guide the development of the 5.3-acre park along Camino del Mar. The Winston School is located on 1.8 acres of leased land. From organized sports to offleash dog use, community members have a variety of ways they want to use the remaining See SHORES, page 8 NEW ON THE MARKET - CARMEL VALLEY UÊÓ]xÓÎÊÃvÊÊ{ ,]ÊÎ ÊÊUÊÊÓä£{Ê œ“«iÌiÊ,i“œ`i UÊ œÊ"ʜÀÊ "Ê,""ˆÃÌi`ÊÊfn™n]äää‡f™{n]äää nxn‡Çxx‡ÈäÇäÊ\\ÊSURE,i> ÃÌ>Ìi°Vœ“

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Longtime ‘Snack Shack’ at Solana Vista School to be replaced BY KAREN BILLING The much-loved Solana Beach Little League’s Snack Shack is getting a muchneeded makeover. At its Jan. 16 meeting, the Solana Beach School District board approved the league’s plans to demolish and rebuild the popular facility. It also will have a new name: “The Health Hut.” The Snack Shack has been an institution in Solana Beach since 1974. “It brings so much joy to all of the kids, they love getting to work in there and it’s such a big part of the baseball community but it’s falling apart,” said league board member Mike Stevenson. The league uses the structure during the season but it is owned by the school district and is available for the district’s use at any time. At the field near the shack, there are also three large storage containers that the league plans to remove, incorporating storage into the new design. Maintenance vehicles will be able to be parked indoors rather than sitting on the field as they do currently. With the new building, Stevenson said they will reduce the footprint of all the structures by about 55 percent as the shack and conSee SHACK, page 8

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Upgrade planned for Del Mar Heights Village shopping center; Now named Beachside Del Mar Del Mar Heights Village shopping center is getting a makeover. To kick off the upgrade, new owner and manager Donahue Schriber recently announced the center’s new name: Beachside Del Mar. In keeping to its commitment to making Beachside Del Mar a premier neighborhood shopping destination, Donahue Schriber provided preliminary sketches and elevation plans for the upgrades, along with details about the name change, at the recent Torrey Pines Community Planning Board meeting . Located on Del Mar Heights Road near Mango Drive in Del Mar, the look and feel of Beachside Del Mar is inspired by the community in which it resides. The remodel will include the local tradition of craftsman architecture found in Del Mar and San Diego, as well as the character of nearby beachside resorts. The shopping center is being reimagined to create an attractive and inviting village atmosphere to shop, dine and work. Quality shopping, dining and gathering amenities are planned for Beachside Del Mar without increasing the center’s size or layout. “Donahue Schriber is excited about the upcoming renovations to Beachside Del Mar,” said Pat Donahue, chairman and chief executive officer of Donahue Schriber. “We will ensure that this center reflects the unique character and charm of the nearby neighborhoods while offering improved shopping options to residents.” Similar to the company’s previous work with Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Donahue Schriber has engaged with the local community to ensure the new choices will be in line with the community’s desires and

needs. Through market surveys and online research, nearly 500 community members provided feedback about what they would like to see at the shopping center. Plans include new architectural designs and details to freshen the look and feel of Beachside Del Mar. Donahue Schriber is also exploring ways to enhance accessibility to the center, including parking lot upgrades and improvements to the shopping center’s pedestrian and vehicular entryways. The redesign of the buildings will include rich and traditional materials such as lap siding, shingles, brick and stone veneering, as well as ceramic tiles in earth tones. The paint palette that has been selected for the buildings’ exteriors is an elegant collection of green and brown hues, accented with white trim, new storefronts and vine covered trellises. The landscape, plazas and sidewalks will reflect the beach community with sand-colored concrete. New open spaces will feature casual, comfortable seating with a tiled water feature, colorful collections of potted plants and benches where community members can gather and relax. Donahue Schriber remains committed to providing the best shopping experience for its customers at Beachside Del Mar and will continue to work with existing and potential tenants to ensure that the center will feature a variety of quality dining and shopping options that are responsive to the community’s wishes. Renovations are planned to begin late spring 2014 and to be completed by November. For more information about Donahue Schriber, visit http://www.donahueschriber. com. — Submitted press release

A plaza view rendering of the upgraded Del Mar Heights Village shopping center, now called Beachside Del Mar.

Pharmacy at Rite Aid store in Carmel Valley robbed BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A man walked into the pharmacy of a Rite Aid store on Jan. 15 at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, demanded the pharmacist fill his backpack with narcotics, and then fled on foot. The robbery occurred at 3515 Del Mar Heights Road at 5:52 p.m., said Sgt. L. Taylor of the San Diego Police Department. There were no injuries. The suspect was described as a white man with a stocky build, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and wearing a light blue shirt and blue jeans.

Del Mar residents encouraged to participate in online survey regarding a new Del Mar City Hall The City of Del Mar is currently conducting a community survey to solicit feedback about replacing the city’s current facilities at 1050 Camino Del Mar with a new City Hall/ Civic Center. The survey can be found online at: or by visiting and clicking on “City Hall.” Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in the survey. Staff intends to present the council with the survey outcomes at the Del Mar City Council’s Feb. 18 meeting, according to a report at a recent city council meeting. The city has distributed postcards to about 6,000 residents, property owners and business owners, inviting them to participate online. The city also sent email blasts to its distribution list to further encourage participation.

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Torrey Hills planning board hears update on long-delayed enhancement project BY KAREN BILLING The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board reviewed design plans Jan. 21 for a proposed enhancement project on a dirt lot under SDG&E power lines on East Ocean Air Drive. In the past, the much-delayed community improvement has been called a greenbelt or a park but board member Mark Lee coined it “The Never-Being-Built Park.” City staff and consultants presented plans for the enhancement and reported that they could start construction in March 2015. The estimated construction cost would be $231,000, plus soft costs for the environmental process and a site development permit, which can be as much as $100,000. Potentially the enhancement could end up costing the entire amount in the Torrey Hills maintenance assessment district (MAD) budget: $441,000. City staff would like to bring the project and full budget back before the board in February for approval, but some rumblings from board members seemed to indicate that they would no longer like to move forward with the project at that price tag. Ali Darvishi, supervising project manager and deputy city engineer, said the project was approved and put into the MAD’s capital improvement program budget back in 2011. The city had to undergo biological surveys and reports due to the vernal pools on the site before starting the implementation and design process. Darvishi said engineers just received the project in late August 2013 and it has been put on the fast track as requested by Councilmember Sherri Lightner. They hired consultant Estrada Land Planning to design an enhancement that mimicked a plan once designed by community members. Joe Esposido, of Estrada Land Planning, went over the proposed plans, which are very simple so as to maintain access for SDG&E and protect the sensitive land that is within the Multiple Habitat Protection Area. The plans include See PROJECT, page 8


New temporary t-ball field approved for Solana Vista School Parent BY KAREN BILLING Solana Beach Little League t-ball players will get a chance to feel like the big boys as the Solana Beach School District board voted 4-1 to grant use of a section of field at Solana Vista School to the youngest ballplayers. Typically, Solana Vista is the site for the Major division, children 10 through 12, and the 4-6 year old t-ballers get one chance a year to play on their turf on Buddy Day. “The kids love it and we’re trying to give them another opportunity to be up there and have that experience,” said Sean Pope, a Solana Beach Little League board member. “Those are the kids we need to get excited about playing baseball.” The board voted to allow the league to set up a temporary t-ball field every other Saturday for one game, rotating between the six t-ball teams. The location of the field is still to be determined — Pope said the league’s preference is in front of the school’s kindergarten play structure, but the board had some concerns about its proximity to a neighboring home. At the board’s request, the league will also consider a space in the northeast corner of the field, closer to Santa Victoria The sole dissenting vote was board member Debra Schade, who was strongly against the proposal. Schade argued that the league already has two fields at Skyline, one field at the Child Development Center and two fields at Solana Vista. She said the area they would like to use for t-ball is where families like to go on the weekends or children who are not playing baseball go to play. See FIELD, page 8

Del Mar honors former Mayor Lou Terrell BY KRISTINA HOUCK The Del Mar City Council honored former Mayor Lou Terrell with a special proclamation at its Jan. 21 meeting. Terrell, 75, died Jan. 3 when he was struck and killed by a train near Powerhouse Park while chasing his dog across the tracks. The council declared Jan. 21 “Remembering Lou Terrell Day” in the city of Del Mar. “Lou was a natural leader who set an example for all of us on how to make Del Mar a better place,” said Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu as she read the proclamation. “His tremendous positive impact in this community will be significantly missed by all our residents.” A longtime Del Mar resident, Terrell served as mayor and councilman in the 1980s. “Lou really loved Del Mar. He loved it as a place. He loved it for its beauty, for the ocean, for the surfing, for the waves and its glorious weather,” said his wife, Juvenile Court Judge Carol Isackson, who thanked the city for the proclamation on behalf of her family. “Lou loved Del Mar also as a community. He was engaged with this community — with the politics, with the people, with the community itself from the time he moved here in 1969 until just a few weeks ago.” See TERRELL, page 8

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BY KAREN BILLING Solana Ranch School in Pacific Highlands Ranch is heading into the final stretch, getting ready to welcome new students this fall. The carpet has been delivered, the solar canopy has been erected to allow solar power, roll-up doors have been installed in the art room, plant boxes have been built in the school garden and the play equipment will go up in the next four to six weeks. According to Caroline Brown, the Solana Beach School District’s director of technology and new facilities, the building will be secure by the end of the week. Solana Beach School District board members toured the school recently and praised the facility at the board’s Jan. 16 meeting, noting that it blends into the surrounding neighborhood. “There is a high level of excitement about the school in Carmel Valley,” said See MEETING, page 8

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January 23, 2014

Former TPHS/CCA educator publishes her first novel

CCA student Eric Chen one of 40 Intel Science Talent Search finalists Canyon Crest Academy student Eric Chen was recently named one of 40 high school senior finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2014. Eric and the other finalists, representative of America’s brightest young innovators, will gather in Washington, DC, in March to compete for $630,000 in awards, with the first-place winner receiving $100,000 from the Intel Foundation. Eric was also the grand prize winner of both the Google Science Fair and the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. The Intel Science Talent Search encourages students to tackle challenging scientific questions and develop skills to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Entrants are judged on the creativity and originality of their science research projects, as well as their leadership both inside and outside the classroom. Eric’s research project was computer-aided discovery of novel influenza endonuclease inhibitors to combat a flu pandemic. “We celebrate these 40 students because their contributions to the world of science will help solve some of our most pressing challenges,� said Wendy Hawkins, the executive director of the Intel Foundation in a press release. Locals will be able to hear from Eric during a special presentation on Canyon Crest Academy’s Quest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Proscenium Theater. The event, hosted by the CCA Foundation, will feature keynote speaker Suara Naderi,

Former Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy Assistant Principal Elloise Bennett released her first work, “My Father’s Husband: A Novel,� (now available on and iTunes). Based on Bennett’s own personal experiences, she writes about coming of age, relationships and family. The former history teacher and school administrator now lives in Europe and writes nearly full time. “Writing has always been a personal dream,� Bennett said. “And some events in my personal life taught me never to wait until later to accomplish a dream. So I started writing! And like they tell you in all the how-to books, I wrote about what I knew best. About my life. How much is fact and how much is fiction, well, you will need to decide for yourself!� Set in San Diego and Amsterdam, My Father’s Husband: A Novel, is the story of Celia, a successful, strong and independent woman who is certain she has conquered her past and the shock of discovering that her father is gay. But as Celia is faced with sudden emotional turmoil in her marriage, she discovers that she needs advice and comfort. In Celia’s desperate rush to sort out her deteriorating marriage, she finds an unexpected relationship mentor and guide — her father’s husband. While her rekindled relationship with her father and his new husband challenges her to grow, she also is faced with questions of love, acceptance and forgiveness. “This is a novel for anyone who’s struggled to maintain their sense of self and self worth in the tide of a tumultuous relationship; it is for anyone whose family is less than perfect; it is for everyone. The reader can’t help but identify with Celia’s struggle to sort out the past while building a future. She is a real life heroine who makes changes that should inspire us all. More information on Bennett and My Father’s Husband: A Novel, can be found on www.myfathershusband. com Copies are available on (in both Kindle and paperback) as well as iTunes and Kobo.

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Del Mar residents to be honored at 12th Annual Visionary Awards Del Mar residents Mel Katz and Mary Lindenstein Walshok, Ph.D. are among those who will be honored at the 12th Annual Visionary Awards, Southern California’s premier leadership recognition event, on Thursday, May 22, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Katz and Walshok will be honored for the following: Judith Harris, Mel Katz and Katie Sullivan The Ronald Kendrick Memorial Award for Regional Collaboration Named for the late banking executive and community leader, the award is presented in recognition of visionary leadership as demonstrated through coalescing diverse communities, focusing on collaborative approaches to shared resources, synergies and problem-solving skills for positive regional outcomes. This year, the Kendrick Award will be presented to Judith Harris, Mel Katz and Katie Sullivan, in recognition of their collaboration in advocacy and fundraising for the newly established Central Library in downtown San Diego. Mel Katz, executive officer of Manpower-San Diego and a resident of Del Mar, has chaired numerous community organizations including the Public Library Commission, the Library Foundation, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. He currently chairs the board of the new charter high school located in the Central Library, e3 Civic High. Mary Lindenstein Walshok, Ph.D. The Charles Nathanson Memorial Award for Cross-Border Region Building The Charles Nathanson award is named for the late champion of cross-border communication and development and recognizes visionary leadership demonstrated in addressing joint solutions to cross-border issues, further uniting San Diego and Baja California for a common future. This year, the award will be presented to Mary Lindenstein Walshok, Ph. D., an author, educator, researcher and associate vice chancellor for public programs and dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego. Walshok, a Del Mar resident, is an industrial sociologist studying the dynamics of regional economic transformation, with a particular focus on how globalization and rapid changes in technology are affecting social dynamics and economic challenges of various regions. She is currently engaged in research on binational innovation dynamics. A co-founder of San Diego Dialogue in the late 1990s, a program focused on opportunities in the San Diego-Tijuana region, Walshok currently serves on the boards of CONNECT (which she helped

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Local producer sails to success with luxury boating show BY ROB LEDONNE Up until recently, Solana Beach resident Anjie Balla had limited knowledge of boating and was unsure of what to pursue after college. “After graduating, I decided I to take the summer off but I got bored. I started applying to jobs, and one of them was for the One America News Network,” she said. That gig as a production assistant for the San Diego-based network led to another gig on AWE TV (formerly known as WealthTV), and from there, Anjie found herself the host and producer of “Wealth on the Water,” a show that is best described as a sort of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” for boating. “We tour amazing, amazing yachts. I’m very, very blessed. ... I took sailing lessons at Mission Bay when I was little, but nothing this extravagant,” said Balla of her whirlwind year. “Initially producing was my goal, so I think I need another one.” Balla reached her goal the way many successful young people do: through a combination of luck and timing. As a student attending Santa Fe Christian School, Balla, who grew up in Del Mar, had a typical life in North County and, at the time, couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. That is, until her father suggested Texas Chris-

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SHACK continued from page 1 tainers currently take up 1,469 square feet and the new building will accomplish all uses in 1,036 square feet. The hut will also have two bathrooms. It is estimated to take $100,000 to build the Health Hut and Stevenson, a contractor by trade, said he hopes to get materials and time donated. The league also plans to launch a fundraising campaign to come up with the money. “It’s not going to be easy to raise $100,000, but we feel confident we can do it,” said Sean Pope, Solana Beach Little League board treasurer. The project must now go to the Division of State Architects for approval and, if all goes as planned, the league aims to start construction in June and be finished before school starts the last week of August. If the longevity of the 1974-built Snack Shack at Solana Vista School is any indication, the Health Hut should be around for a long

time. “This new building will be there for our lifetimes and more,” Stevenson said.


continued from page 1 space. “There are a lot of opinions about how this wonderful piece of land should be used,” said resident Chris Underwood. “The selection of this steering committee is a great concern, but I applaud you for moving forward with this. I recognize the challenges that you will face. Compromise is part of any process, and I hope we can find one together.” After forming a clear mission statement for the committee, staff will issue a notice for committee members, which the council will select. Staff will also issue the RFP within the next couple weeks, said Kathleen Garcia, planning and community development director. Applicants will have 45 days to respond.

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FACILITY continued from page 1 out of Pacific Highlands Ranch. As planning board member Suzanne Hall explained, Torrey Hills was selected as the district’s enrollment is projected to go down in the next 10 years and as one of the largest district campuses, there is space to expand. The master plan also includes plans to improve circulation at Torrey Hills by opening up a new access

MEETING continued from page 3 board member Vicki King. “It’s a very big deal to our community.” A meeting for parents of students who will attend the new school this fall will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Highlands Ranch Recreation Center at 5950 Blazing Star Lane, San Diego, 92130. Parents will hear information about Solana Ranch from Brown and Principal Jerry Jones, and will be able to ask questions and provide

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2:30 p.m., when school lets out, he said it is so hectic he has seen cars driving on the sidewalk. “When we continue to bombard our community with a little thing here and a little thing there, the impacts on the community at some point are going to be unsafe,” Fagan said. “It’s already fairly unsafe.” Hall said there are a lot of nuances involved in the district’s plan for a permanent home for the CDC and if you talk to 10 people, you could hear 10 different opin-

input. Parents will also hear an overview on ways to get involved in the PTA and the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning. A follow-up meeting on the PTA and Foundation will be held the next day, Feb. 6, at 8:45 a.m. at Carmel Creek School. Parents are encouraged to sign up for emails and participate in surveys on the school’s new website. Visit and select Solana Ranch in the drop down menu.


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drive, expanding the parking lot and having staggered start times for the CDC. Hall reminded the board that the entire plan is contingent on the district obtaining the funds through a bond or parcel tax. As a neighbor who lives across the street from the school, planning board vice chair Brad Fagan said he has real concerns about safety and emergency plans for the area as Calle del Mariposa is already filled with parked cars all the way up and down the street. At around

a 5-foot wide decomposed granite trail that meanders through the site, a small trellis with benches near the view of the Los Penasquitos Canyon, native plant materials and shrubs, such as grasses and wildflowers. No permanent irrigation is allowed because of the sensitive habitat but temporary irrigation would be included to get the planting started. “I’m shocked to be honest with you, about what’s coming across the table here,” said vice chair Brad Fagan, noting that he has personally spent more than four years on the project trying to get the city to pay attention. He said he didn’t understand why it has taken so long and why they would now have to wait another year to begin construction. “Is it normal to take four years?” asked Lee and when Darvishi started to reply that sometimes it does and longer, Lee added: “The fact that the answer isn’t no is astonishing to me.” Darvishi said it’s simply the city’s process and getting

the project done in less time would not be feasible even if the board tried to do it privately. He said the city had to undergo the environmental studies because of the vernal pools, has to go through a competitive bid process for the construction, and follow the required municipal and city codes, all of which takes time. “I don’t have a magic wand…a lot gets put into the mix and that’s why projects take so long and cost a little bit more to build,” Darvishi said. “I feel your frustration. I know you’ve been waiting a long time and it seems like no one is listening or paying attention.” Leana Shakarian, a representative for Councilmember Lightner, said Lightner’s office understands the concerns about the length of time the project is taking and they will work with city staff to get the park constructed as soon as possible should the board vote to approve the plans.

ions on what the best plan is. Hall said her opinion is that the district needs to eliminate half of the CDC program and only continue to operate what the district is legally required to have. The district could restructure the facility at Ashley Falls to accommodate the population the district is required to serve, rather than spend taxpayer money to build a new facility at Torrey Hills School.

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“I do not support using up any more grass,” Schade said. “There’s ways to do what you want to do without taking any more grass space away from our kids. We’re really the only source of fields in Solana Beach.” She said that board members are elected to represent the community as well, and she questioned whether granting the league so much real estate was servicing the community as a whole. The season opens March 1 and runs through May. League game scheduling will begin in the next few weeks. Visit


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Terrell was a retired political science professor and former department chairman at San Diego State University. He founded and served as president of the Del Mar Foundation. He also served in leadership roles at Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Terrell was fatally hit while walking his dog, Abe, off leash near the tracks on 11th Street in Del Mar. When an Amtrak train sounded its horn, the dog moved toward the tracks. Terrell went to grab Abe and was struck by the train, according to the sheriff’s department. He died at the scene. Friends and family celebrated the life of Terrell during a memorial service Jan. 5 at the Powerhouse Community Center.

Community meeting to be held Jan. 28 on proposed Carmel Valley Library cell tower BY KAREN BILLING A community meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, regarding an application for a new cell tower structure on top of the Carmel Valley Library. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library. The proposed wireless communication facility will consist of 12 antennas, 24 remote radio units and associated equipment concealed in an addition to the library, according to a notice sent to homeowners from the city. Suzanne Bacon, the president of the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library group, expressed concerns about how the antennas would impact the library and the community. “While I don’t know exactly what the tower would look like, I can’t imagine it would look very nice and that would be a shame considering how much was just invested in repainting the library and how much our community treasures our library,” Bacon said. The item will also be discussed at a Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting for its recommendation, but has not been scheduled yet.

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Del Mar preparing for two racing seasons in 2014 With all approvals ensured and longrange projections starting to come into clear focus, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has begun to move forward toward a two-meet racing season in 2014 – the initial session being its usual summer stand, the second a shorter run covering the month of November. Near the conclusion of 2013, Del Mar received the green light for its dual meets from both the California Horse Racing Board and the California Coastal Commission. In addition, it also worked through date and grounds issues with its landlord – the 22nd District Agricultural Association, the state body that oversees the multi-purpose, 350-acre Del Mar Fairgrounds that is home to the seaside racing oval. With all parties in agreement, DMTC officials now are preparing to put on their usual special summer show followed by a unique fall session that will help patch one of the holes in the Southern California racing calendar caused by the closing of Betfair Hollywood Park in December. The track’s summer season – which will be its 75th going back to 1937 – will open on Thursday, July 17, and go forward to

Wednesday, Sept. 3. Over the past several decades Del Mar usually has started its regular meet on a Wednesday, but with the San Diego County Fair running until Sunday, July 6, in 2014, the extra day to prepare the grounds and the racing surface – and to allow horses to adapt to it – was considered a safety priority. Del Mar last opened on a Thursday in 1999, and also opened on that day in 1969 and 1956. Del Mar’s fall meeting will have 15 racing days, opening on Friday, Nov. 7, and concluding on Sunday, Nov. 30. It will race Friday-Saturday-Sunday on its first weekend, then settle into a four-days-per-week (Thursday through Sunday) schedule for the balance of the session. In conjunction with the singular nature of the second season, track officials are planning a totally different theme to the session, one that calls on the track’s Hollywood roots harkening back to its founder, Bing Crosby, and his show business connections. First post during the summer will be the usual 2 p.m. with the adjustment to 4 p.m. for all “Four O’Clock Friday” cards. The fall stand, however, will see first post at 12 noon throughout to allow for the earlier sunsets.

Rancho Santa Fe Attack announces U10-U14 tryout dates Rancho Santa Fe Attack recently announced its upcoming tryouts for Boys and Girls in the Under 10 to Under 14 ages groups. More information on specific dates, times and locations for the different age groups can be found on the League website: . Attack will be holding tryouts for Boys and Girls U10 – U14 the weeks of Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6. The Tryout Flyer, along with the Tryout Form, can be downloaded from the League website. The weekday tryouts will start at 3:45 p.m. for all age groups. All of the tryout sessions will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Sports Field located at 16356 Rambla de las Flores, Rancho Santa Fe. The Attack competitive soccer program offers teams in every age group from U7 to U19 for those who are interested in a higher level of play. These teams are coached by a highly- qualified international coaching staff that train and develop players who aspire to play in college and beyond. (More information on the Rancho Santa Fe Attack coaching staff is available online at the League website.) Competitive coaching focuses on skill development in the younger age groups and tactical abilities for the older players. Skill development for RSF Attack players is always the focus with winning as the main objective. Malcolm Tovey, the director of coaching, has been with the League for 16 years. Coach Tovey is one of the most well-known and respected coaches in Southern California, having been involved with youth soccer here for almost 30 years. Coach Tovey’s philosophy is that soccer is “more than just a game.” The League’s mission is to develop the passion for the game throughout the community and through soccer have fun, build character and develop an appreciation for the rich spectrum of the world’s cultures. “Our goal at Attack is to provide the Rancho Santa Fe soccer community with the resources and support needed to learn about the game, and for all youth who want to play, we pledge to provide the highest level of coaching and to organize quality competitions for all levels of play,” Tovey said. “We want to give each player the best opportunity we can to develop by providing only the best in all areas of the game.” Questions about the upcoming tryouts and all of the League’s other programs can be directed to the League office at 760-479-1500, or by emailing Marilee Pacelli, director of league operation, at Visit www.rsf- to learn more about other RSF Attack programs, such as the Spring Futsal program, camps and the RSF Attack Fall Recreational program.

The lone exception to the noon start will be Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, when the starting time will be 11 a.m. to allow fans time for a day at the races as well as the opportunity to be home in time for a turkey dinner. Both sessions this year will showcase the debut of Del Mar’s new seven-furlong inner turf course, a wider, safer racing surface that is replacing the track’s original greensward installed in 1960. Online ticket and seat sales for the summer meet is schedule to start on Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. Tickets and seats will be available for the fall session during the summer meeting beginning on a date yet to be determined. In 2015 Del Mar is scheduled to run a similar twofold arrangement with slightly different dates. The 2015 summer season is slated for Wednesday, July 15, through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7, an expansion of its standard dates from seven to eight weekends and a total of 41 racing days. The fall session would be scheduled from Wednesday, Oct. 28

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer attracts crowd at SD Women’s Philanthropy event BY DIANE Y. WELCH The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as friends reconnected and hugs and smiles were in abundance at the “OPTIONS� afternoon event on Sunday, Jan. 12. The event is the centerpiece of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County’s Women’s Philanthropy campaign. This was the 21st annual gathering of Jewish Women’s Philanthropy and a record-breaking 1,100 attendees packed the Sapphire ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel to celebrate camaraderie and the common bond of giving. A big draw was the keynote speaker Dr. Ruth Westheimer. “Everyone knows Dr. Ruth as the world-renowned sex therapist,� said Ingrid Shulman, one of three co-chairs — along with Karen Kogut and Laura Vainer — who organized the event, “but she has an unbelievable story that precedes her work as a therapist.� Born in Germany, Westheimer’s parents sent her to Switzerland to protect her from the Nazis during World War II. She was the only member of her family to survive the war and became a “Holocaust orphan.� After the war she went to Palestine and

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Linda Feldman, director of the Jewish Community Relations Center, and Michael Sonduck, CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County. Courtesy photo became a sniper in the Haganah (Israel’s pre-statehood Jewish army). The 85-year-old, 4-feet-7-inch legend, told the audience, “I’m still a good shot!� From Israel she went to Paris to study and then came to New York where she became a licensed psychologist. Her advice to the younger women was to think before they post photographs on the internet, as they often cannot be retrieved. She also commented,

“I’m worried about texting and young people losing their ability to converse.� The rapt audience hung on to her every word and responded to her advice to “try a new position� with laughter. The co-chairs began organizing the event a year ago. They had free rein to design and create the event from the smallest detail, such as the table centerpieces, to the food choices and to the engagement of the keynote speaker.

“It was incredible that we were given that much freedom,� said Shulman. In a successful move to include younger women there were many attendees from the federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD), said Shulman, who was also representing YAD. “In the past many of the OPTIONS events have been mainly attended by older women, 50-plus, so we are trying to change that by encouraging 20- to 30- year-olds to participate so that they understand what the federation does for the Jewish community and for Israel.� Hannah Leib, 19, attended with her mother, Sharon Rosen Leib, a columnist for the San Diego Jewish Journal. Hannah, a student at Pitzer College, volunteers at its Jewish students’ group Hillel. She helps make Shabbat dinners for the community. Her mother is active in Temple Solel’s social action programs and volunteers on the federation’s Campership Committee. “I brought Hannah to show her that charitable giving and being part of the Jewish community helps fulfill the Jewish commitment to ‘Tikkun Olam’ (repair-

ing the world) by doing good deeds,� said Rosen Leib. The two were representative of the level of volunteerism and philanthropy among both the young and veteran guests. Although men were scarce, Michael Sonduck, CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, was very present. He commented on the power of women as a philanthropic force and had praise for Lisa Kornfeld, the Women’s Philanthropy Campaign chair, and the co-chairs who made the OPTIONS event possible. “These are not honorary chairs, these ladies work hard all year to make this happen.� The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is one of more than 150 Jewish federations in North America and has been instrumental in building one of the strongest charitable networks in the world. The OPTIONS event was underwritten by the Fischer Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation. Visit www. to find out more about the federation.

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Ashley Falls fifth-graders visit Junior Achievement’s BizTown BY KRISTINA HOUCK Ashley Falls School fifth-graders were recently adults for one day. The Carmel Valley students went to work, earned a paycheck and managed their finances at Junior Achievement of San Diego’s BizTown. Jessica Maltzman served as mayor of the simulated town. “BizTown gets us prepared for the real world,” said 10-year-old Jessica. “Instead of showing us something, we’re doing it.” JA BizTown is a two-story, 10,000-square-foot mini-city where students discover how the “real world” works. Modeled on San Diego, BizTown features 21 retail and service businesses, as well as a city hall, two financial institutions and a nonprofit organization. Each student works, earns a paycheck and manages a checking account. The 4.5-hour simulation also includes two town hall meetings and three business meetings in the shops. “They learn the relevance of what they are learning in school to their real life,” said Joanne Pastula, president and CEO of Junior Achievement. “They learn how to apply what they are learning.” Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that offers kindergarten through 12th-grade programs that foster work-readiness, entrepre-


About 150 schools throughout San Diego County participate in JA BizTown each year. Courtesy photos neurship and financial literacy skills. There are 118 Junior Achievement locations in the country. Junior Achievement San Diego launched in 1950. San Diego’s JA BizTown program opened in 2007. About 150 schools throughout San Diego County participate in the program each year. Annually, the organization reaches almost 14,000 students through BizTown and 50,000 students through its other programs. The San Diego Women’s Foundation recently awarded Junior Achievement of San Diego a $55,800 grant so fifth-graders

throughout the region can visit BizTown. “Financial management and well-being is definitely something we’re lacking as a society as a whole,” said Jenny Erdmann, a financial adviser and four-year member of the San Diego Women’s Foundation, an organization that educates and inspires women to engage in significant and sustainable philanthropy to strengthen the region. “I think it starts really young. I was excited to see that we’re taking charge and starting to educate our children early on.” “This is life; this is a community,” said Tracy Johnson, who has


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Profile: Meet the new Chief of Staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla BY KATHY DAY M. Jonathan Worsey, M.D. knows full well the life of a small businessman. Now the colorectal surgeon is learning a new role in big business as chief of staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He’s just added about 15 hours a week to his prior workaday life of about 50- to 60-hour weeks. Worsey has been a member of the medical staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla since 1999 and has held numerous medical staff leadership positions, including chief of surgery. The Carmel Valley resident’s new two-year post as medical liaison to the hospital’s administration and board makes him the point person for the 1,000 or so doctors who treat patients there. That means keeping an eye on patient care and safety, as well as doctors’ rights and communication from their points of view. He will also provide medical staff input into the major expansion and renovation projects under way on the hospital’s campus, including the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, which is scheduled to open for patient care in 2015. “We have a responsibility to be good at patient care,” Worsey, said in recent interview, noting that 25 years ago the job of chief of staff was very different. Today there’s more to just seeing patients and taking good care of them – from reporting and regulations to understanding the Affordable Care Act, he said. “We are doing pretty well adapting to the environment.” But as the system grows and that environment continues to shift, he said his main goals are “to look out for the medical staff and to

FAST FACTS Name: M. Jonathan Worsey, M.D., Chief of Staff, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla Distinctions: 2011 U.S. News Top Doctor – Colon, rectal surgery; 2012 San Diego Top Doctor – Surgery. Family: Wife, Hallie; daughter Claire, 19; sons David, 15, and James, 13. Interests: Rugby, cricket, microbrewery beer from San Diego Reading: Science fiction, history, The Economist Favorite films and TV: Lord of the Rings trilogy; TV: Dr. Who, Sherlock, Inspector Morse and Lewis, Friday Night Lights. Favorite getaway: Sequoia/Kings Canyon, Eastern Sierras, camping in Death Valley, Central Coast of California Philosophy: You get what you deserve in life, though sometimes it may take a while. Also, loyalty repays itself many times over.

M. Jonathan Worsey, M.D. know what is happening. With change comes opportunity.” Worsey grew up in the working class area of South Wales, where his grandfather worked in the thendominant mining industry. As the ‘70s and ‘80s wore on, heavy industry left and today only one mine remains. He left South Wales at 18 – one of only about 10 of his 300 or so classmates to attend college. Upon entering the University of Cambridge he immediately began studying medicine, which is how the British system works, he noted. He picked medicine because “it was the hardest thing to do and get into … I have not regretted it.” By 1985 he had completed medical school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, England, serving his internship in surgery at the hospital. (St Thomas’ Hospital can trace its roots back to an Augustinian infirmary in the 12th century. It was formally founded in 1552 by Edward VI.)

He came to the U.S. in 1989, starting at the University of Iowa with plans to stay for just one year. He entered surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. When an opportunity for additional training in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic arose, he jumped at the opportunity. “It is a nice niche,” he said. As the practice of general surgery has grown smaller and such specialties as colon and rectal surgery, vascular and breast surgery have expanded, many surgeons move to subspecialties like these to keep up with all the new advances and treatment options. Worsey also performs specialty surgery; he sees patients with an array of colon and rectal problems from Crohn’s disease to rectal cancer, and has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery. In addition to having written for surgical textbooks, he teaches gastrointestinal fellows at Scripps Green Hospital. Now, besides caring for his patients, — “that’s the fun part of the business” — he has to keep up with his new duties as chief of staff at the hospital. Each Scripps facility has its

own chief of staff. Among his responsibilities is being part of the Physician Leadership Cabinet where administrators and the medical staff exchange viewpoints and talk about what’s coming up. It’s a “very doctor-friendly staff” concerned with maintaining good relations with the doctors,” he said. “We talk very openly.” That’s not always been the case; often there’s distrust between the two sides and at Scripps in the ‘90s that distrust was rampant. Now, he noted, “things are going right. They are much more interested in the quality of care and accountability.” Physicians are willing to adjust if they are given good reasons and ways to make change happen, with the keys being collaboration, transparency, feedback, openness and fairness, he added. As for the Affordable Care Act, Worsey takes the position that “it’s law. We can stick our heads in the sand and ignore it, or we can change with the environment and be part of it.” While the stress of being chief

of staff is a bit greater than just being a surgeon, Worsey finds his outlets in family, exercise and sports. Worsey and his wife, Hallie, have a 19-year-old daughter studying at The Bard College Conservatory of Music, a 15-year-old son at Canyon Crest Academy, and a 13-year-old son at Earl Warren Middle School. As do other physicians at Scripps, Worsey takes advantage of being able to exercise in the cardiac rehabilitation center alongside patients. A former crew team member, he said, he uses the rowing machine there a lot. And while he doesn’t play rugby anymore – he quit in his 30s – he’s still a fan of that game as well as cricket. Several years ago he spent two weeks in New Zealand, taking in the Rugby World Cup. While his children didn’t make that trip, when the tournament is held in England in 2015, he said he likely will take his sons if they want to go. For a while he coached locally. Travel is a recurrent theme for the Scripps physician, who spent time during college in East Africa and South America on medical expeditions, one of which was literally “chasing snails” that carried schistosomiasis, a parasite that causes chronic illnesses in many underdeveloped areas of the world. After medical school, he backpacked for several months through Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador. “It was pretty safe in the mid‘80s,” he said, noting that then the cost of a bus-train trip across the Andes was $5. “Traveling in the Third World gives you a different perspective,” he said. For more information, visit

Local student Lauren Zhang chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC Lauren Zhang, a freshman at Westview High School of San Diego, has been selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC, Feb. 14-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. Lauren was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Westview based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. During the three-day Congress, Lauren will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what is to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology. “This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Lauren Zhang are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.” The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy plans to

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Cara Ceccanese with the other RN Versant graduates at Lucile Packard Hospital at Stanford. Cara Ceccanese is in the white sweater in the center, bottom row.

Carmel Valley resident Cara Ceccanese accepts position at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford After graduating with honors from USF School of Nursing in May 2013, Carmel Valley resident Cara Ceccanese was chosen — along with 15 other new nurses out of 450 applicants — for a position at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Ceccanese graduated from Lucile Packard’s Labor and Delivery RN Versant Residency Program on Jan. 9, 2014 and is now working independently as a Labor and Delivery nurse. Lucile Packard, as part of the Stanford system, was ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States by US News & World Report. They are the only children’s hospital in the Bay Area, and one of the few in the country, to offer obstetric, neonatal and developmental medicine services in one place.


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Former scholarship recipient thanks Del Mar Rotary for current success BY EMILY FIGUEIREDO, CLUB PUBLICITY CHAIR Each year, the Del Mar Rotary Club supports local, ambitious teens with college scholarships. The club was recently pleased to receive a letter from a past recipient, expressing gratitude for what the scholarship has helped her accomplish. The former student writes, “I am a former recipient of the Del Mar Rotary Club Bill Merrit Memorial Scholarship for the academic year 2007-2008. As I was cleaning, I recently found the reward letter I had received almost 7 years ago and wanted to again thank the Rotary Club for the scholarship. As I look back at the difficulties my family faced after losing both my parents before starting college and having to work and worry about whether or not I could stay in school because of financial difficulties quarter by quarter at UCSD, I continue to be grateful for the scholarship that made it possible for me to stay in school. I am glad to say that I was able to graduate from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience and then went on to complete a Masters of Science in Biology. I am now in pharmaceutical research at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Thank you for being a part of making this all possible

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‘Wishing for Mommy’ campaign gives grant to Congregation Beth Am security guard battling breast cancer BY KAREN BILLING A beloved security guard at Congregation Beth Am who is battling breast cancer received a $500 grant from the Wishing for Mommy campaign on Jan. 17. Deborah “Ebonii” Gibson has worked as a guard at the gates to Beth Am for more than five years, and youngsters in the Gesher preschool nominated her for the grant as she considers all of them her children and they consider her their “safety mommy.” “Words cannot express how I feel about this group of people, as I’ve been sick and tired you’ve been on my mind,” Gibson said to the children, wiping away a tear. “I’ve never felt more appreciated anywhere than I do at this place. You guys are my family and I love you.” Wishing for Mommy is a national effort by the martial arts community to award grants to women fighting breast cancer. The campaign is supported by the nonprofit Dignity Kids, started by martial arts Master Michelle Lee, the American Taekwondo Association and the H.U. Lee Memorial Foundation. Carmel Valley’s 5-year-old martial arts champion, Channah Zeitung, and Rayna Vallandingham, an Encinitas 11-year-old who holds 11 taekwondo world titles, have become “Wish Warriors,” traveling around the country granting wishes over the last

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Independent pharmacy opens at Carmel Country Plaza BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Valley has its own independent pharmacy as Carmel Valley Pharmacy opened its doors at Carmel Country Plaza in late December. Owned by Carmel Valley resident and pharmacist Tarek El-Ansary, the unique business promises prescriptions will be filled in less than 10 minutes. “We understand your time is valuable,” El-Ansary said. The pharmacy offers specialized services such as local delivery and custom prescription-compounding. The staff can prepare medications free of lactose, dyes, sugar or gluten, or specialize a medicine for dosage or strength. Veterinary medications can be made into a gel for easier applications on a pet or for kids who don’t like medicine they can incorporate the medicine into tasty lollipops. Besides Carmel Valley Pharmacy’s specialized offerings, El-Ansary said he hopes what helps them stand out is their customer service. He takes the time to get to know his customers and develop a personal relationship with them. El-Ansary has been a pharmacist for 15 years and owns two pharmacies with a business partner in Northern California, as well as one in La Mesa with his wife Mercy. “I wanted to be a pharmacist because I had a knack for understanding the body’s physiology and how medicine worked in the body,” El-Ansary said. “I also had a

Pharmacist Tarek El-Ansary opened Carmel Valley Pharmacy in Carmel Country Plaza on Dec. 30. El-Ansary lives in Carmel Valley with his wife, Mercy, and sons Kian and Julian, students at Solana Highlands Elementary School. Courtesy photo knack for explaining it to people, I know how to communicate and I love to interact with customers.” For eight years, El-Ansary worked in chain pharmacies and saw firsthand the frustrations people can have. “It’s not always a pleasant experience,” El-Ansary said “People sometimes compare it to going to the DMV (Department of Motor

The new Carmel Valley Pharmacy in Carmel Country Plaza. Photo/ Karen Billing Vehicles).” Valley. Purchasing his La Mesa pharWhen issues arise, such as macy seven and a half years ago, with insurance, El-Ansary said he he wanted to create a place where works to solve the problem so it’s the patients’ best interests always never put on the customer. He will came first and to have the ability talk to customers about their opto truly provide quality care. tions and then make sure he gets “I knew what the complaints them what they need. are and how to prevent those Customers will also have problems and create an environ- access to an online profile and ment where we take great care of account where all of their medicapeople and are friendly, and proac- tion information will be available tively find ways to prevent all of and they can process refill the issues that can occur in the requests. world of pharmacy. Because of The El-Ansarys have lived in that, we deal with compliments in- Carmel Valley for four years and stead of complaints,” El-Ansary have met local families through said. their children’s school and sports He hopes to have that same activities. Once people found out kind of environment in Carmel he owned a pharmacy they would

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The medical truth about e-cigs and hookahs BY SCOTT M. LIPPMAN The number of Americans who puff cigarettes is steadily shrinking, from a high of 45 percent in the mid-1950s to just 18 percent of adults in 2012. It’s a big reason why the overall cancer mortality rate is also in decline. That’s the good news. The bad news is the rising popularity of two alternatives – electronic cigarettes and hookahs – both of which may be just as bad for users’ health, and ultimately lead to smoking tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes are batterypowered devices that spritz nicotine-infused vapor into the mouth. Because they don’t produce a toxic cloud of secondhand tobacco smoke, promoters claim they’re safe, but the assertion is simply not true. Though not as polluting as conventional cigarettes, ecigarette users, known colloquially as “vapers,” exhale a mixture of volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, ultrafine particles and aerosolized nicotine. Research has shown that people sharing the same air space with vapers have measurable levels of nicotine in their bodies. Hookahs pull burning tobacco smoke through a basin of water, often infusing it with seemingly benign flavors like strawberries, chocolate mint and Pina Colada. But even after it has passed through water, the smoke from a hookah contains high levels of carbon monoxide, metals and carcinogenic chemicals. Hookahs deliver the same addictive nicotine dose as cigarettes – as well as the same carcinogenic toxicants from burning tobacco and other additives. Thus they can also be expected to increase the risk for the same diseases that afflict traditional smokers: cancer of the lungs, mouth, stomach and esophagus, reduced lung function and decreased fertility. Indeed, hookah smokers might be at greater risk. A typical one-hour hookah smoking session, which often occurs in a social setting, involves 200 puffs while the average cigarette lasts only 20 puffs. The volume of hookah smoke inhaled can be 180 times greater. The marketing of e-cigarettes and hookahs is massive and alarming. E-cigarette sales in 2013 surpassed $1 billion. Advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry in the 1960s and

Dr. Scott Lippman 1970s (before significant regulation) are being employed again, primarily targeting younger users. Data from the 2012 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows e-cigarette use has risen among middle school students from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent last year. That might not seem like a particularly troublesome number, but these are kids between the ages of 10 and 14. Among high school students, e-cigarette consumption almost doubled, from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 2.8 percent in 2012. Hookah use has risen from 4.1 percent to 5.4 percent over the same time period. All of this is in addition to the thousands of children who try regular tobacco. According to the American Lung Association, almost 3,900 children under the age of 18 experiment each day with their first cigarette. More than 950 will become daily smokers. Half will ultimately die from their habit. Though public indoor cigarette smoking is banned throughout California, hookah use is permitted in designated lounges, which Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD, professor and chief of the Division of Global Health in the UC San Diego Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, says likely furthers the false impression that hookah is a safer alternative to cigarettes. The marketing machine is even bigger for e-cigarettes, according to John P. Pierce, PhD, professor in Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and director for population sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. “There is a huge push from the industry to have ecigarettes exempted from the clean indoor air rules so that people can smoke them inside, including in schools,” says Pierce. Both Al-Delaimy and Pierce say that would be a

mistake. “The argument is that e-cigarettes do not contain combusted tobacco product, which has hundreds of known carcinogens, but analyses of e-cigarettes show they do contain carcinogens, albeit less than cigarettes,” Pierce said. “There is no known safe level of these carcinogens.” Rather than ease or erase constraints upon the public use of hookahs and ecigarettes, many researchers and public health officials have urged the opposite. AlDelaimy, who has extensively studied rising hookah use among California youth, thinks policymakers should consider banning hookah lounges, “thus eliminating the implication that hookah smoking is safer and more socially acceptable than cigarette smoking.” Pierce argues that e-cigarettes should be regulated. “Without clear evidence that those exposed to the exhalation from these products do not have an increased cancer risk and that young people exposed do not become more likely to become cigarette smokers, ecigarettes should not be exempted from the clean indoor air rules.” In a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last year, 40 Attorneys General urged the agency to issue proposed regulations addressing advertising, ingredients and sales of e-cigarettes to minors, something the FDA has long promised to do. So far, that hasn’t happened. In the meantime, cities like Carlsbad and Vista have approved their own bans of e-cigarettes to minors and others like the San Diego Board of Supervisors are considering similar actions. It took decades of hard science to convince policymakers that tobacco consumption posed a real and deadly threat to human health, including that of non-smokers. All evidence points to a similar menace with e-cigarettes and hookahs. Their increasing use threatens to undermine years of progressive thinking and improved public health. • Scott M. Lippman, MD, is Director of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. His column on medical advances from the front lines of cancer research and care appears in this newspaper each month. You can reach Dr. Lippman at

Letters to the Editor/Opinion Del Mar does not need a new City Hall I recently received a “survey” for the proposed new Del Mar City Hall. It was a foregone conclusion that the project would be built. The “survey” only included details about what things would be built. Nowhere on the “survey” was there an option for expressing the opinion that it should not be built. The City Hall “survey” was clearly designed to guide participants to a pre-determined conclusion. In short, it was insulting. As a property owner in Del Mar for decades, I have often felt that I am viewed by the municipal government as a bottomless well of money to be spent on brass-plaque projects and other peoples’ legacies. Del Mar does not need a new City Hall. Why do we need a bloated planning staff for a built-out town of some 5,000 households, many of which are part-time? When everyone else is tightening their belts, why does our local government want to spend, spend, spend? We have been told for decades that we need a new City Hall, but have done quite well without it. Why now? Is this going to be put to a public vote? If not, why not? I think everyone, including those who do not want a new City Hall, should have some input in the process. This bogus “survey” is an affront to the democratic process. Peter Mathews Del Mar

SB Council not turning a blind eye Have you ever been stuck in traffic in La Jolla or tried to find a parking spot in Pacific or Mission Beach? As those areas were rapidly developed, city leaders turned a blind eye to potential negative impacts and allowed growth to occur without proper mitigation. No wonder it’s so congested and so difficult to find a place to park in those locations! The traffic congestion and parking problems that other beach areas live with on a daily basis highlight the importance of “mitigating” (alleviating, lessening, diminishing or easing) problems before they happen. And that’s exactly what the Solana Beach City Council did when they developed their rental policy for private parties at Fletcher Cove Community Center (FCCC) I’m a retired civil engineer. During my career I managed a staff actively engaged in the writing and review of environmental impact reports (EIR’s). I agree with our City Attorney and Council that conclusions reached in the third party report are wrong and that the author of the report failed to analyze important and significant negative impacts. California law requires that negative impacts be identified and mitigated before a project is approved. So why are the proponents of Prop B criticizing our Council for doing their job, for trying to alleviate, lessen, diminish and ease parking problems before they are created at FCCC?! Apparently Prop B proponents are turning a blind eye to the negative impacts their policy will create for residents and visitors to Fletcher Cove every weekend. But our Council is not turning a blind eye. They designed their policy with all the facts at hand and their eyes wide open. A parking analysis completed by a licensed traffic engineer, Mr. Tom Brohard, is included in the City’s 2012 certified environmental report for the FCCC. The Brohard report states “The expansion of use for the FCCC to allow up to 100 attendees twice per week will cause impacts on parking in the surrounding neighborhood and at the public parking lots.” That’s why the Council’s policy limits the number of private party guests to 50 to help ensure that parking spaces are available for the party guests and the public. On the other hand, Prop B will add double that number of guests, increasing competition for parking spots on weekends when demand is the highest. This is in direct conflict with the information in the parking analysis. Prop B provides no mitigation for the increased demand for parking that it will create. It doesn’t take a traffic engineer to understand that adding 60-75 more parked cars on Saturday and Sunday during busy summer months for 100 party guests to the Fletcher Cove area will cause a severe parking impact at Fletcher Cove. If you want to enjoy the beach, parks and sunsets from the bluff at Fletcher Cove then vote “No” on Prop B. Prop B is bad news. Richard Jacobs Solana Beach


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Letters to the Editor/Opinion

Bring the ‘Beach Boys’ back to our beach with Prop B If you host a party at the Fletcher Cove Community Center in Solana Beach your guests are limited to two beers. What’s worse, your guests will be confronted by the presence of a jack-booted security guard whose standing orders are to strictly enforce the city’s restrictive use rules and to police your party. What’s even worse, the city dictates the type of music which should, or should not, be played at your party. For instance, the beach band you hired for your Solana Beach party is forbidden to play the Beach Boys since this music involves the use of drums. This is overly restrictive and defies common sense. Let’s bring the Beach Boys back to our beach, and allow all of us to enjoy our Fletcher Cove Community Center as it was intended. Vote “Yes” on Proposition B. Peter S. Doody Solana Beach

The real reason for FCCC closure The opponents to Proposition B mislead the voters when they falsely claim in their Ballot Rebuttal Statement and website that the FCCC had to be closed in the 1990s “due to “major problems” with rowdy private parties. Our research revealed that it was not parties, but the facility’s decrepit condition, specifically the unsanitary condition caused by the backups in the sewer line to the bathrooms that resulted in the closure of the center. Fifteen elected officials and City staff members were contacted and confirmed these findings. These people from the period in question included seven former Council Members/Mayors (Dodson, Golich, Kellejian, Olson, T. Renteria, Schlesinger, and Tompkins); three Public Safety Commissioners (Alexander, Dixon, and Garrick); two former City Managers (Huse and Semple); and three managers from Engineering, Planning, and Public Works (Collure, R. Renteria, and Naylor). Additionally, the seven former Council Members/Mayors all said they are certain that during their tenure, there was no policy passed to close the facility due to problems with parties. Their recollections have been confirmed by a Freedom of Information Act document search that found a 1994 Council policy allowing champagne, beer and wine to be served in the FCCC. No subsequent documents were found that reference a closure due to problem parties or for that matter for any other cause. Now that you know this claim is false, you should question the veracity of the opponent’s statement that with Prop B, any change requires a costly election. The only time an election will be required is if Council decides to once again close the Center to private parties as they did in June 2013. Another claim to be investigated is that Prop B prohibits safeguards on alcohol use or noise. In actuality, these issues will be covered by the Rental Agreement and Municipal Code, both solely controlled by Council and changes do not require another election. Further information on these issues can be found on Proponents ask you to reject the opponent’s false and misleading statements and vote “Yes” on Prop B. Jim Nelson Solana Beach

Will Prop B lead to lawsuits? Don’t be fooled Recently, a neighbor delivered an Anti-Prop B flyer to my door. As I read the flyer, the second bullet point really took me by surprise. It said, “…Prop B exposes our city to significant liability for expensive lawsuits because it contains vague and ambiguous language.” Opponents are making such misleading statements to sow fear in residents’ minds, hoping that those who aren’t familiar with Prop B will worry that a “Yes” vote will cost the city money. Let’s review what the initiative says: Will the lawsuits attack provision #1 “No More Than two Events per Weekend”? Or #2 “Nominal Fees”? How about #3 “ABC rules shall govern service of beer and wine”? Or #4 “Noise control shall be per the Municipal Code”? Or #5 “Occupancy shall be per the Municipal Code (Fire Marshal limits)”? Can #6 “Clean-up by 10 p.m.” draw legal fire? Lastly, will there be charges lodged against #7, “violations may result in immediate closure, revocation of the special permit, fines or other relevant action?” Those are the only seven provisions of Prop B. The point is that if there are any legal challenges, they won’t be against Prop B; they will either be with provisions in the Municipal Code or the enabling legislation, the Rental Policy 23. And both of these are solely under the control of Council. Thus opponents are using a red herring to scare the voters. Don’t be fooled; Prop B is simple, straightforward and deserves your vote. Vickie Driver Solana Beach

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Prop B bad for Solana Beach The Prop B mailers have started in earnest and many statements being made by the proponents are misleading at best. This motivated me to write and set a few things straight. When discussing the timeline of events Prop B supporters fail to mention that the Fletcher Cove Community Center (FCCC) was not available for private party rentals for a very long time, and that the current City Council is the first Council in over 15 years to restore this use. The adopted “Compromise Policy” is a good starting point which balances the needs of the local businesses, neighborhood, and beach users with the desires of those wishing to rent the facility. The proponents also state that if Prop B passes the City can adjust the rules and regulate the use of the facility through existing ordinances. However, State law clearly stipulates that measures passed by Initiative Petition cannot be modified except through a public vote. Since the language in Prop B dictates the days and hours of operation, how capacity is determined, how noise is to be regulated, sets a low rental fee, and restricts the City from implementing alcohol regulations, virtually any needed change will require another costly election. The FCCC is in a beautiful location and should be available for private parties when possible. However, it’s imperative that any policy be tailored to the unique environment of this facility; it’s a small meeting room, provides only two parking spaces, has no kitchen, and there are only two toilets. It’s also in a residential neighborhood and adjacent to a children’s playground. The existing policy acknowledges the situation at the FCCC and may be adjusted as needed. Prop B will put a problematic, intensive use policy in place, and even the smallest change to their policy will require another expensive vote. Their flyer further claims that the Council ignored the results of a report it commissioned on the initiative. This is not true. When making decisions the Council relies on the entire body of evidence before it, not just a single report. In this case, the report referenced was authored by an attorney and focused on a narrow range of topics outlined by State law. While this report didn’t present any new impacts, the official environmental analysis prepared by land use experts identified several potential issues. A second analysis performed by a licensed traffic engineer further noted significant parking challenges. This, combined with the extensive public testimony and well known prior problems at this facility, clearly suggested that the correct decision was to continue with the existing policy which may be readily adjusted to meet the needs of the community. The proponents further imply that the residents “near” the FCCC currently receive special benefits and Prop B will fix this. Actually the opposite is closer to the truth. The FCCC today is a heavily used facility, averaging over 130 hours of events per month and enjoyed by many residents. The existing private party policy is fair and balanced to all residents within Solana Beach. In contrast, all funds supporting Prop B have been contributed by a single individual who to date has spent over $55,000 to influence the Council and sway the public. While it may not be clear why this “special interest” is spending so much money on this one issue, it is clear that allowing one person to buy a law in Solana Beach is bad precedent. It is clear that the potential for beach access issues, parking impacts, and noise problems make Prop B bad for Solana Beach. Please join me in voting No on Prop B! David Zito, Solana Beach City Councilman

Citizens of Solana Beach: Don’t be fooled by ‘deceptive advertising’ Look at the untruthful ad, published in the Solana Beach Sun on Jan. 16, by the proponents of Prop B. This ad is immediately discredited four pages later by one of their own Prop B supporters in a letter titled ”Who is at fault for the cost of the election.” Their ad inaccurately states, among other falsehoods, that the Council can change Prop B regulations at any time without an election. Not only is this untruthful, it is denied by one of their own supporters in a letter in the same edition of the paper. A former council member, Celine A. Olson, references in her letter a proposal from Margaret Schlesinger, Solana Beach’s first mayor, which points to a June election as the manner to change the law! Certainly these two people know the facts of the state of California’s Initiative law. Accordingly, they both state, according to Olson’s letter, that “it could be amended later at a regular election” and that it could be “revoked at the June primary election.” Prop B proponents are attempting to hoodwink the voters of Solana Beach with false ads. Do the people in favor of Prop B think we are naïve enough to be fooled by their deceitful ads? Is this not the same group who brought untruthful statements about Solana Beach finances to the last election? It is the obligation of the proponents of B to be honest in their statements, and it is the obligation of the residents of Solana Beach to see through their deceptions and realize that the Prop B proponents caused us to waste the $200,000 on this election and possibly more money for future elections if we allow Prop B to pass. The fact is future elections are required to make any changes to Prop B, and two former council members correctly acknowledge this. Remember, in politics deliberate misstatements cannot change the facts. I am voting “No” on Prop B and I urge you to do the same. Allen Frisch Solana Beach LETTERS POLICY: Topical letters to the editor are encouraged. Submissions should include a full name, address, e-mail address (if available) and a telephone number for verification purposes. We do not publish anonymous letters and there are length limits. E-mailed submissions are preferred to Letters may be edited. The letters/columns published are the author’s opinion only and do not reflect the opinion of this newspaper.



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TPHS baseball panel discussion features pro players Several successful collegiate and professional players attended a panel discussion Jan. 14 at Torrey Pines High School to discuss the challenges they faced as they advanced through their careers (see story on page B1). This interactive session, which benefits the TPHS baseball program, helped provide answers to questions and provide tips on how high school players can beat the odds as they progress through their careers. Panelists included former Padres Mark Loretta, Northwestern University; Chris Young, Princeton University; Mark Kotsay, Cal State Fullerton; and TPHS Varsity Coach Kirk McCaskill (University of Vermont and MLB). Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit www.delmartimes. net.

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Del Mar Powerhouse 13U GREY runner-up in USSSA MLK Super NIT The Del Mar Powerhouse 13U GREY team recently traveled to Riverside, Calif., to compete in the USSSA MLK Super NIT. Twenty of the best teams on the West Coast began the weekend, playing for eight spots in the elimination bracket. The Powerhouse boys battled through four pool play games, defeating last year’s national champions, to earn the #4 seed heading into elimination play on Monday. After a quarter-final victory over the #5 seed, Powerhouse boys defeated the #1 seed in the semis to move on to the Championship game and come home with a 2nd place finish.



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Del Mar Powerhouse 9U wins XDS MLK Championship The Del Mar Powerhouse 9U Boys were on fire recently, dominating the competition in the XDS MLK Weekend Classic in Lakeside. Their 3-1 record from pool play earned them the #2 seed going into Monday’s elimination round of four teams. In the semi finals, Powerhouse’s stellar defense and hot bats beat the #3 seed 12-4 which placed them in the championship game facing the undefeated #1 seed. The championship game was a back and forth battle going into the top of the 4th inning when the Powerhouse boys took over, scoring 13 runs to give them a commanding lead and earn their second tournament championship this season. It was an incredible weekend of hard-fought baseball and an absolute team effort on both sides of the ball. The offense scored 82 runs on its way to the Championship. The boys battled through ups and downs and stuck together as a team to achieve success.

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The Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K will be held Saturday, Jan. 25. The challenging and unique 5K course begins at Carmel Del Mar School and heads south on Carmel Creek Road to the CVREP bike trail along SR-56. The tree-lined out and back path takes runners on some rolling hills before heading back to the Carmel Del Mar finish. The one mile fun run is a stroller-friendly course on the Carmel Del Mar campus. The post party will be filled with expo booths, a silent auction, face painting, jumpies, live music and dancing. Last year the race raised over $38,000 for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation and the organizers are hoping for a successful event again this year The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the one mile fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be an option to be chip timed and all 5K runners will receive a performance t-shirt. To register or for more information, visit


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Bestselling author shares personal story at local event BY KRISTINA HOUCK Christopher Reich didn’t always want to be a writer. He studied economics at Georgetown University. “The worst grade I ever got was a ‘D’ in financial security markets,” said Reich to a room full of people during the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild-hosted “Winter Author Talk” Jan. 15 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. “So my first job was as a stockbroker.” After three years as a stockbroker, Reich went on to study business at the University of Texas at Austin. Although he earned good grades, he didn’t land a job on Wall Street. His interview with investment bank First Boston took place a week after stock markets crashed on Black Monday in 1987. So Reich went with his backup plan: the Union Bank of Switzerland. He worked as an investment banker for a number of years, and then managed a watch company in Switzerland for five years. “It was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Reich said. His work inspired his first novel, “Numbered Account.” Released in 1998, the financial thriller sold more than 1 million copies. “Everyone can write one book. I think all of us have one story in us, “ said Reich, who was born in Tokyo and grew up in Los Angeles. “But when you have to sit down afterward and start writing a book a year, or a book every 18 months for money, and it has to be good — that’s where the rubber hits the road.” In 2000, he released his second book, “The Runner,” which is set against the backdrop of post-World War II Germany. Although it was a “New York Times” bestseller, it didn’t achieve the success his debut novel did. “Anybody who’s smart … you stay with your genre,” he said. “Not me, folks. It came out with resounding silence.” After his fifth book,

Christopher Reich Photo/Jon Clark

“The Patriots’ Club,” was released in 2004 and “didn’t do that well,” Reich was informed that his publisher no longer wanted to publish him. “I said, ‘Oh, that’s no problem. I wrote ‘Numbered Account.’ I’m sure anybody else is going to want to take my books.’” There was a four-year gap between projects. Eventually, he wrote “Rules of Deception,” the first book in a three-part espionage thriller series. Publishers wanted him again. “It was gratifying,” he said. “You have your ups and downs, for sure, in this business. No one can guarantee what’s going to happen.” Since his debut, Reich has authored nine books. His latest, “The Prince of Risk,” was released in December. The financial thriller is set in Wall Street, London and Shanghai. His next goal? To have one of his books on the big screen. Reich wrote a screenplay for “Numbered Account” and worked with a film producer for nine months before the producer pulled out of the project. Now, he’s working with another producer to adapt his third book, “The First Billion,” to film. “I haven’t given up yet,” Reich said. “Sooner or later, it’s going to happen.” For more information about Reich, visit

Current and former Major League Baseball players speak at TPHS, offer advice BY KRISTINA HOUCK How does a high school baseball player go on to play in college and beyond? There’s no magic formula, current and former major league players told high school players during a panel Jan. 14 at Torrey Pines High School. While a baseball player at Cal State Fullerton, Mark Kotsay won the Golden Spikes Award and was named College World Series Most Outstanding Player. But it didn’t come without hard work. The former major league player shared stories about his baseball career during the event, which also featured MLB pitcher Chris Young and former MLB infielder Mark Loretta. Presented by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation, event proceeds benefitted the TPHS Baseball Program. Kotsay recalled how he sat out his first 15 games of his freshman year. His father drove from his Southern California home to see his son sit on the bench during an away game at Stanford University. “I didn’t pitch, I didn’t hit and I didn’t play. Out of the 25-man roster, I was the only guy that didn’t play the game,” Kotsay said. “It was one of those moments in my life I could either sulk or say, ‘Hey, they made an honest mistake. At some point, I’m going to prove to them they made a mistake by not playing me.’” With hard work and dedication, Kotsay started his 16th game. He went on to start every game in his college career and was later selected by the Florida Marlins as the ninth pick of the 1996 MLB draft. After the 2013 season, he retired from the San Diego Padres. “Don’t let size, don’t let people’s opinions determine your fate. Let yourself decide,” Kotsay told TPHS baseball players. “Believe in yourself and set your goals. Hopefully, by hard work and dedication, you’ll reach those goals.”

Panelists: TPHS Varsity Coach Kirk McCaskill (University of Vermont and MLB), Chris Young (Princeton University and MLB), Mark Kotsay (Cal State Fullerton & MLB), Mark Loretta (Northwestern University & MLB). Photos/Jon Clark. More photos on page 26. Kotsay and his colleagues couldn’t give a specific routine or tip to the players, but they repeatedly championed hard work. “It does take thousands of hours,” said TPHS Varsity Baseball Coach Kirk McCaskill, a former MLB pitcher. “While you’re inside playing video games, there’s a guy out there hitting, fielding.” Young, who made his major league debut for the Texas Rangers in 2004, said that fact still drives him today. “It’s almost a fear that somebody else is putting in more time than I am,” said Young, a former Padres pitcher who recently resigned with the Nationals on a minor league deal. “Mentally, I just can’t get past that. I always think that I’m not doing enough. I need to do more and I need to keep working because if I’m not, somebody else is. “Ultimately, if you want something badly enough, you’ll put in the time and the effort to do it. You can’t just say, ‘I want to play college baseball’ and hope it happens. You have to work for it.” In addition to practicing and playing, marketing helps. Wearing Padres jackets,

Kotsay and Loretta had just come from amateur scouting meetings. They explained that scouting “isn’t an exact science,” and encouraged players to market themselves to prospective colleges. “Don’t sit back, no matter how good you are, and expect schools to come to you,” said Loretta, who made his major league debut for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1995 and retired after his 2009 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Get out there and market yourself.” From showcases to highlight reels, every little bit helps. After all, only 5.6 percent of varsity high school baseball players ultimately play at the collegiate level, according to High School Baseball Web. Still, with hard work and a little bit of luck, 5.6

percent go on to play in college, and some of those players go on to play professionally. Others realize new dreams through education. Even after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Young in the third round of the 2000 amateur draft, he completed his college education at Princeton University. “You might have the same dreams we had, but your parents can’t want it more than you do and you have to be realistic with yourself and know whether that’s possible or not. But I’ll tell you what is possible: your education,” Young said. “If you hit the books hard, you can achieve and realize any dream you really have through your education.” Note: For more photos of this event, see page 26.

Mark Loretta with students at the Jan. 14 event.



January 23, 2014

The TRUTH about Prop B  The City Council SAYS: Prop B ties the Council's hands and removes their authority to fix the problems that will arise from use of our Community Center without another expensive election.

BUT the truth is: Prop B only prevents them from continuing to unfairly restrict use of the Community Center. Under Prop B, the Council still has the powers it always had to regulate use of the Community Center.

 The City Council SAYS: Prop B eliminates reasonable regulations for use of the Community Center. BUT the truth is: Everyone agrees reasonable regulation is appropriate. Prop B contains those reasonable regulations, based on City ordinances and existing law. But the Council’s rental policies are so extreme and unreasonable that there has been only one event scheduled in the four months they have been in effect.

 The City Council SAYS: We’re just trying to balance the interests of neighbors who live near the Community Center with those of the other residents elsewhere in the City.

BUT the truth is: The Council is specifically favoring a few politically-connected neighbors who like having the Community Center as an extension of their private property, at the expense of every other resident in our City.

 The City Council SAYS: The official City report did not fully analyze the impacts of Prop B. BUT the truth is: The official City report on impacts of Prop B was commissioned by the City Council itself. That report found no negative impacts from Prop B. These findings were inconsistent with claims made by politically-connected neighbors who don’t want resident use of the Community Center.

 The City Council SAYS: The Initiative sponsors demanded the Special Election. BUT the truth is: Prop B proponents asked the City Council to adopt the Initiative, not hold a Special Election. The City Council, which had sole control over the final decision, unnecessarily spent $200,000 of YOUR tax dollars for a special election instead of making a common sense decision to adopt the Initiative.


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January 23, 2014


Old Globe’s ‘Bethany’ features accomplished actress in lead role

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BY DIANA SAENGER With the West Coast premiere of “Bethany,” Globe’s Artistic Director Barry Edelstein continues his mission to bring new voices in the American theater to San Diego. Written by Laura Marks and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the drama runs through Feb. 23 at the Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. When bright, hard-working Crystal (Jennifer Ferrin) falls on bad times, she moves into a suburban house with a kind stranger. Her new roommate, Gary (Carlo Albán), turns out not to be what she expected. What lies ahead for Crystal unfolds through the journey of “Bethany.” Television, film and stage actress Ferrin is rarely without a project. She has a continuing job on “Hell on Wheels”; will appear in the series “The Knick,” directed by Steven Soderbergh; and has played in “The Following,” “Life on Mars,” “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” “Royal Pains,” “The Good Wife,” “Unforgettable,” “White Collar,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “Boardwalk Empire,” among others. “ ‘Bethany’ ” is just right for me,” she said. “I’ve been looking for a play with a small ensemble, and I’m very excited to work with a female director. There’s a part in the play that talks about the power of positive thinking. I really believe in that because I was really putting this vibe out there Television, film and stage star Jennifer Ferrin to work on this kind of project and it came my way.” takes the lead role in Globe’s ‘Bethany.’ Ferrin characterizes Crystal as a woman Photo courtesy of Jim Cox

An extraordinary woman who goes to great lengths to keep her family whole comes to life in Globe’s ‘Bethany,’ directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Courtesy photo dedicated to her job, though the balance of wanting to enjoy it as well as her personal life, is a struggle. “I think most women are trying to accomplish this and often without support,” Ferrin said. “A lot of Crystal’s strength comes from being able to do that. She has so much at stake and goes through so much, and that’s what drew me to this play. Because I have to constantly navigate throughout her journey, it makes the work exciting and worth the effort. “Crystal is an optimist whose charm and ability as a sales woman is at the forefront of who she is and how she moves

through life. It will be interesting for the audience to see how she comes up against some real struggles where her attributes no longer work. Watching Crystal persevere with drive and passion in these circumstances will be an inspiration to those in the theater.” Ferrin said she met director Gaye Taylor Upchurch at school, became friends, and worked with her at the Lincoln Center on “The Language of Angels.” “I had seen ‘Bethany’ in New York, and was adamant that I wanted to work with Gaye,” Ferrin said. “She’s an incredible generous director and she never makes you feel like you made a mistake, she just steers you toward a better choice — and that is such a positive experience. “ Ferrin has been nominated for two Emmys for her role on “As the World Turns.” She is classically trained and a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

If you go: What: “Bethany” When: Matinees, evening Jan. 25-Feb. 23 Where: Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park Tickets: From $29 Box office: (619) 234-5623 Website:

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Whale Watching Adventures Now through April 13 9:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. & 1:30–5 p.m. Download a coupon at – Save up to $30! Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and Flagship Cruises & Events! Join aquarium naturalists for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from their Alaska feeding grounds to Baja California. Don’t forget your camera! Cost: $37 weekdays, $42 weekends Youth: $18.50 weekdays, $21 weekends More info: 858-534-4109 or

X-TO+J-C: Christo and JeanneClaude Featuring Works from the Bequest of David C. Copley February 2 through April 6 Best known for the monumental projects he and his late wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude have accomplished over almost four decades, Christo’s works have engaged the public in debate and compelled viewers with their startling scale and presence. Featuring more than fifty works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, this exhibition highlights David Copley’s bequest as well as recent gifts from the David C. Copley Foundation and the artist. Hear the artist lecture on Saturday, February 1 at 5 PM.

World Premiere Play The Who & The What

Franz Schubert Birthday Celebration

By Ayad Akhtar

Friday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Kimberly Senior February 11 – March 9 Love. Passion. Heresy. It’s a real page-turner. From the creative team behind the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced Tickets start at $15!

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Join Victoria Martino and James Lent in a festive and flamboyant celebration of Franz Schubert's birthday, with a rare performance of the beloved Austrian composer's complete works for violin and piano. His works for violin and piano span the full range of his brief, yet prolific lifetime— from the youthful and charming early sonatas (incorrectly labeled "sonatinas" by Diabelli, his first publisher, in a deliberate marketing strategy targeting amateur musicians) to the brilliant, complex, and highly virtuoso Rondo and Fantasy of his last years. Tickets: $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers Call (858) 454-5872 or visit /specialconcerts



January 23, 2014

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Eggs Benedict features poached eggs over ham and English muffins with Hollandaise sauce and potatoes.

Champagne French Bakery Café ■

12955 El Camino Real, Suite G1, Del Mar Heights ■ (858) 792-2222 ■ ■ The Vibe: Casual, relaxed, cozy

■ Reservations: No

■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Jesuit pastry, crepes, Smoked Salmon Quiche, French Burgundy Salade

■ Take Out: No

■ Happy Hour: No

■ Open Since: 1991

■ Hours: • 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday • 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

A long case displays many of Champagne Café’s pastries, cookies and desserts.

Among the popular baked goods are the triangle-shaped Jesuit, cinnamon roll, croissant and almond poppyseed muffin.

Champagne Bakery Café celebrates its French roots BY KELLEY CARLSON hampagne French Bakery Café is becoming even more French. The restaurant is in the midst of a rebranding process, which so far has included new collateral materials and a catering menu, and an expansion of salad offerings. During the next few months, there are plans to change the café’s signature hues from red to blue, provide rental space on the patio, and even roll out a new dinner menu. “The goal is to bring France back to the cafés and really own it (the concept),” Devora Maximova, design marketing manager, said. “We want to provide the (French) atmosphere and experience for the customer.” It’s a place where people can relax on the patio and people-watch, much like the famous sidewalk eateries of Paris, or get to know each other on a first date over candlelight. Others grab a coffee and conduct casual business meetings or bring their families in for a sweet treat. A menu of traditional and modern fare is offered. It’s not unusual to walk in and encounter aromas of freshly baked pastries and breads. “It’s authentic French food,


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Champagne Café’s Burgundy Salade especially the cakes and pastries,” Maximova said. “We really stay true to our roots.” An array of confections is displayed in a large glass case. Among the pastries, the most popular is the triangular-shaped Jesuit, which is filled with cream and topped with slivered almonds. There’s also cinnamon rolls with nuts and swirls of glaze and brown sugar; and the moist almond-poppyseed muffin, sprinkled with slivered almonds.

See-through partitions separate Champagne’s patio from passerSby in Del Mar Highlands shopping center.

French Burgundy Salade includes poached eggs, bacon, roasted asparagus and almond slivers. Cookies abound with varieties that include chocolate chip drizzled with white chocolate; and lemon cookie, a rich and buttery shortbread covered with glaze. There are tarts and cakes, including one of Champagne’s jewels, the Princess Cake with layers of chocolate mousse and almond sponge cake and a thin, crispy praline wafer through the middle. To accompany these decadent desserts,

Guests can relax in the bistro, which will soon be redecorated.

Champagne has a number of beverages, ranging from wines to pick-me-ups such as cappuccino varieties and the seasonal Egg Nog White Chocolate Mocha. Of the three Champagne locations in San Diego County, the Del Mar Heights site is unique, as it is the only one with a bistro. Breakfast — served all day — has a range of items that encompasses everything from crepes to the American-based eggs benedict. Lunch focuses on light fare that includes Chicken Pesto Sandwich on a baguette, which is topped with Parmesan and Swiss cheeses, red onion, tomato and lettuce; the French Dip sandwich with Swiss, caramelized onions and horseradish sauce on French country bread with au jus for dipping; and an Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich created with hard-boiled eggs, tomato and lettuce. As part of its rebranding, the café almost doubled its salad offerings. Among its new creations is the French Burgundy Salade, consisting of house greens, poached eggs, bacon, roasted asparagus, almond slivers and Dijon vinaigrette. For those concerned about gluten, options are available to satisfy sweet and savory cravings. ◆

A cup of Tomato Basil Soup is served with a baguette. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON


January 23, 2014

‘Miracle medicines from the sea?’ Del Mar Foundation to present world-renowned Scripps researcher

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•Dr. William Fenical, director of Scripps’ Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, to speak on Jan. 27 at the Powerhouse from 6 – 8 p.m. Join the Del Mar Foundation for a free presentation by world-renowned Scripps researcher Dr. William Fenical on Jan. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar. As one of the world’s leading researchers in marine biotechnology and biomedicine, Dr. William Fenical and his team at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, investigate ocean-derived chemical compounds as treatment for cancer, AIDS, asthma, arthritis, inflammation, and pain. His team’s recent discovery of a new chemical compound from an ocean microbe shows early promise of combating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Join the Del Mar Foundation and Fenical for a unique glimpse at the future of medicine. Reservations are required. Call 858-635-1363 or email by Friday, Jan. 24. Seating is limited. The event will be held at the Powerhouse (1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar) on Monday, Jan. 27, from 6-8 p.m. Fenical is a distinguished professor of oceanography at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and director of the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Scripps. He is past chairman of the Gordon Research Conference of Marine Natural Products Chemistry and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He founded the Consortium for Marine Biotechnology in San Diego. Fenical has published more than 440 scientific articles on marine chemistry research. DMF Talks, the Del Mar Foundation’s unique version of


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Auditions to be held for production of ‘A Funny How to protect your kids on the Internet: Task force Happened on the Way to the Forum’ and Police Foundation offer evening event for parents Thing Auditions for ages 18-65 are being held for the upcoming production of “A Funny

The Internet is an amazing place where kids like to spend lots of time socializing and exploring. Unfortunately, they often encounter too much too soon. Come to the parish hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Del Mar, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, for a presentation by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SD-ICAC) and the San Diego Police Foundation. The evening is called “‘Bridging the Digital Divide: What Parents Need to Know,” and will offers tools to help parents teach their kids about how to manage their online lives. The event will last from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Since the event is not appropriate for children, the evening will be for adults only. You can see more about the program at www. St. Peter’s is located at 334 14th St. in Del Mar Village, one block east of the 101. For more information about St. Peter’s, see

Lecture series to explore ideas on sustainable art, design The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will present three, free programs with speakers whose artistic and intellectual investigations provide meaningful discussion, as part of its 22nd season of “Dialogues in Art & Architecture.” The Thursday evening series is coordinated by environmental sculptor Joyce CutlerShaw and co-sponsored by the San Diego New School of Architecture, as well as the San Diego Council of Design Professionals, the San Diego Architectural Foundation, and Public Address. Each presentation will be moderated by Robert Pincus and begin at 7:30 p.m. at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla: • Jan. 30: “Water Resources,” with Phil King, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University. • March 13: “Redefining Beauty within the Context of Sustainability,” with Ann T. Rosenthal, environmental artist and activist, Pittsburgh. • April 10: “Renewable Energy and Positive Impact Buildings,” with Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian, principals and co-founders of Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) and founder/director of Society for Cultural Change. To make a reservation, call (858) 454-5872 or visit

Solana Beach Library sponsoring three free Zumba classes The Solana Beach Library is co-sponsoring three free Zumba classes for adults in the coming months. The classes will be held on Mondays: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, and April 7, at 8:15 a.m. The first two classes will be held at Hammond Studio, 626 San Rodolfo Dr., Solana Beach; the third class location is Earl Warren Hall at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave., and the phone is 858-755-1404. Marcela Alva, certified instructor, will lead all classes. Zumba blends rhythm and easy-to-follow choreography for a total body workout. Come give it a try!

Panel to discuss mental illness at free community workshop Jewish Family Service will present “A Community Conversation on Mental Illness: Living with Love, Despair and Hope” on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego. The free event begins at 5:45 p.m. with a resource fair and light appetizers, and continues with a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Liza Long, author of the blogpost, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” Following the Newtown, Conn. tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Long sparked a viral online conversation when she revealed her agonizing struggle with caring for and finding support for her mentally ill, sometimes violent child. She will be joined by Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW, MSW, director of Behavioral Health Services County of San Diego. Aguirre will discuss county programs, services and policies that aim to help the severely mentally ill, even those who may resist treatment or whose families are concerned about potential violent behavior. To register online, visit For more information, contact Carole Yellen at (858) 637-3395 or

Looking for reader love stories Do you have a great love story? We’d like to hear about it! Our “Love Stories” feature will appear in our Feb. 13 issue and we’re looking for readers to share their stories as well as a photo of the love of their lives. The rules are simple — keep the story under 300 words and write in the first-person style. Entries can be e-mailed to by 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6.

Mainly Mozart concert to be held in RSF Jan. 24 The first Mainly Mozart concert of the season will be held at the RSF Garden Club on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The McDermott Trio will perform. For subscriptions, tickets or more information, call the box office at 619- 466-8742 or visit

‘To be a Jew’ in modern society topic of class The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present “To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History,” the institute’s new six-course Winter 2014 session. Rabbi Levi Raskin of the Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe will conduct the classes at 7 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 3 at Morgan Run Resort. Interested students may call 858-756-7571 or visit for registration and other course-related information.

Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Welk Resort Theater. Auditions will be held: Sunday, Feb. 2,from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. A second day of auditions are being held on and Monday, Feb. 3, from 7-10 p.m. The Welk Resort Theater is located at 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. The show will run March 28 through April 20. There are no weekday matinees for this production — Fridays through Sunday only. For audition information, pay scale, rehearsal dates/times, performance dates/times, character breakdown, synopsis, etc., visit the auditions page of the web site:

CeramiCafe Del Mar to hold ‘blowout sale’ event to celebrate new location at Del Mar Highlands Town Center CeramiCafe Art Lounge Del Mar has moved. CeramiCafe Art Lounge Del Mar is still in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, in a beautiful new location next to Geppetto’s Toy Store. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Feb. 7-9, CeramiCafe Art Lounge Del Mar is celebrating its big move with an all-weekend-long blowout sale. Bring the family to enjoy 30 percent off all of its paint-your-own ceramic stock, 50 percent off clay hand or foot impressions, plus receive a free heart necklace to paint for your Valentine. From 12-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, CeramiCafe Art Lounge Del Mar will also offer free food and drinks, live music, face painting, and balloon animals. No time to stay and paint? Come check out what CeramiCafe Art Lounge Del Mar has to offer, and receive a $10 coupon for your next visit. CeramiCafe Art Lounge Del Mar is located at Del Mar Highlands Town Center (3435 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130); (858) 259-9958;

Diego scholarships available to Fair participants The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors throughout San Diego County who participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Twelve students will receive scholarships that total $39,000. The deadline to apply is April 1. Eligibility requirements, application form and opportunities to donate for these scholarships are at In past years, four recipients were selected, but the foundation board voted to approve an increase in recipients and funding. The Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in college scholarships and grants for agricultural education since 1986.

San Diego Holocaust survivor Lou Dunst releases book Holocaust survivor and long-time San Diego resident Lou Dunst will launch his longawaited book “My Bargain With God,” in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Ohr Shalom Synagogue, 2512 Third Ave., near Balboa Park. A panel of guests, which include Dunst’s co-author Ben Kamin, Pastor Jack Lindquist of the University of San Diego, and Dan Cohen from Channel 8 KFMB news, will join Dunst to discuss his life experiences before, during and after the Holocaust. An exhibition of neverbefore-seen photographs from inside the extermination camps will be on display for the public to view. More information at

Pegasus Rising to hold 4th Annual Wine & Feed Fundraiser Feb. 1; Event benefits equine programs to help military Pegasus Rising will hold its 4th Annual Wine & Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 4-7 p.m. at a private estate in Fairbanks Ranch to raise funds and awareness for its equine programs, which Pegasus Rising provides to military service members free of charge to help heal and reintegrate into their civilian lives. The Feb. 1 event will feature a variety of wines, beer, nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers, as well as live music by The Farmers. The event will also include a silent auction of items donated by local merchants. The event will be hosted by Tim and Belinda Foley. For event tickets, visit http://archive.constantcontact. com/fs165/1103863315680/archive/1115614055866.html

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La Jolla Music Society presents violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Sam Haywood Feb. 7 at Balboa Theatre La Jolla Music Society continues the Celebrity Recital Series with Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood at the Balboa Theatre on Friday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. Along with pianist and duo partner Sam Haywood, the two musicians bring their North American tour to San Diego, playing works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Tartini. Tickets are $35-$99 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society ticket office, (858) 459-3728 or online at


Expert Kelly Griffin to speak on ‘The Wild World of Succulents’ Feb. 10 at Del Mar Fairgrounds The San Diego Horticultural Society will present expert Kelly Griffin at its February meeting. Griffin will speak on “The Wild World of Succulents, Out of the Wild and into the Gardens” on Monday, Feb. 10, at Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. (the presentation starts at 6:45 p.m.). Griffin presents some of the strange, beautiful and wonderful plants (mostly succulent) that he has had the good fortune to see in his travels, sharing his passion to observe plants in the wild in order to understand how they grow, and under what conditions. He will share insights into the plants and habitats that are not well known. Griffin is manager of Succulent Plant Development for Altman Plants, the largest producer of succulents in the country. His inclination has been towards agaves, aloes and echeverias, but there are many more plants that have garnered his attention. As part of his life’s work, he has introduced more than 100 succulents and created many cultivars that have been nudging their way into gardens and patios. Griffin holds a degree in applied physics, but his love of plants continued to steer him towards horticulture as a career. Prior to his current position with Altman Plants he was curator of Xerophytes at Rancho Soledad Nursery where he was responsible for finding and creating new and different plants that could be utilized in garden settings. He has travelled extensively worldwide documenting plants and collecting seeds for propagation. Members free, guests: $15; Parking is free for everyone. Register/pay at the event checkin. For more information, visit

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North Coast Women’s Connection luncheon to be held Feb. 11 North Coast Women’s Connection will hold a luncheon Feb. 11 featuring “Simply Scarves” and speaker Anna Johns “Footprints On My Heart.” The event will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Prepay by Feb. 4 ($20) to Paris Jeon, 3605 Fallon Circle3, San Diego, CA 92130. Chicken Piccata or fruit plate. Please indicate choice on check. North Coast Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, a worldwide evangelistic ministries organization, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Solana Beach Library to host Chinese New Year Festival Feb. 1 2014 will mark the year of the horse in the lunar calendar. To celebrate, on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Solana Beach Library will host its first Chinese New Year Festival, a free cultural event for all ages. Featured at the festival will be lion dance, other traditional Chinese dance, Kung Fu demonstration, music, and storytelling. There will also be crafts, games, and refreshments. Were you born in the year of the horse? Legend has it those born in horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, talented, and good with their hands. Wow! Please come to the Solana Beach Library not only to be entertained, but to learn more about this important cultural event. The library location is 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach; 858755-1404.

Encinitas Guitar Orchestra Ensembles Del Mar Hills Dads Club to hold ‘Beach performance to be held Jan. 31 Clean Up’ Jan. 25; Volunteers welcome

The Del Mar Hills Academy Dads Club will host a beach cleanup Saturday, Jan. 25, at 8 a.m. at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. The event wraps up Peace Week, during which students at the Hills remember Martin Luther King, Jr., and focus on the issues of peace, harmony and working together. Principal Lerner and the Dads Club will lead the charge to beautify the beach in Del Mar on Saturday morning. Anyone who wants to help is welcome — bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided. Questions? Contact Joe Dunn, Del Mar Hills Dads Club:

Register now for Torrey Hills PTA’s fundraising event ‘Under the Stars’ Torrey Hills PTA is hosting a “Parents Night Out” fundraising event titled “Under the Stars” on Friday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Arterra Restaurant, Poolside. Join the Torrey Hills PTA for a “Parents Night Out” with tantalizing food, specialty cheeses, tasty treats, DJ entertainment and great conversation with Torrey Hills parents to benefit the school. The money raised will fund many programs at Torrey Hills School, such as computers and other technology equipment, supplies for art and music, health and safety, PE, science, teacher mini grants, and community building events. Cocktail attire recommended. Register at: •Single Ticket Price: $45 •Two Ticket Price: $85. Help make the silent auction a great success. If you have something to contribute (such as theatre tickets, movie tickets, dinner gift certificates, theme baskets, vacation properties, sporting event tickets), please contact Torrey Hills PTA at with your available donations.

Monthly Carmel Valley Branch Library Recipe Exchange begins Feb. 3 Join the new Carmel Valley Branch Library Recipe Exchange beginning on Monday, Feb. 3 from 10-11 a.m. in the community room. February’s meeting theme is dessert recipes. Discover new recipes and share your favorites! Bring 10 copies of your recipe and a small samples of the dish for everyone to try. Each month will feature a food theme. The Carmel Valley Branch Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., Carmel Valley.

Used book sale to be held at Solana Beach Library Jan. 25-29 The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from Jan 25-29 in the Solana Beach Library,157 Stevens Ave,Solana Beach. The sale will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. All shoppers may shop all days for $5 by filling a grocery bag with used books of their choice. Current year paid members of “The Friends” may shop half-price on all books in the shop during the previous week, Jan.18-24. Memberships are available for $20 in the library shop.

Experts to speak on ‘Planning for Life Changes’ at Solana Beach Library It is difficult to be prepared for unexpected life changes, such as marriage, birth of children and grandchildren. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m., experts will speak on the topic at the Solana Beach Library. The experts include: Angela Woolard, family law attorney with Soloman Ward Seidwurm & Smith, and Parisa Weiss, estate planning attorney with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. Topics to be discussed include prenuptial agreements, amending estate plans and protecting your family finances. The library is located at 157 Stevens Ave, the phone number is 858-755-1404.

Small groups of intermediate and advanced guitarists from the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive in Encinitas. The performance, titled “Concert With Two Ensembles,” features an eight-piece guitar group and a quartet.

Each group will perform its own selections, as well as music organized for the entire group of 12 performers. Music includes Renaissance to Spanish guitar, with some fun and whimsical pieces thrown in, including the theme from video-game franchise “Mario Bros.” and a movie score. The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is composed of local musicians who learn technique and theory under the supervision of Peter Pupping and William Wilson, two accomplished Encinitas-based musicians and teachers. For more information, contact Peter Pupping at Guitar Sounds, 760-943-0755 or

Robin Henkel to perform at Zel’s Del Mar Feb. 1, 15 Robin Henkel will perform solo blues at Zel’s Del Mar Saturday, Feb. 1 and 15, from 8-11 p.m. Zel’s Del Mar is located at 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar (858) 755-0076.

Home Improvement Show at Fairgrounds Jan. 24-26 A Home Improvement Show will be held Jan. 24-26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This show features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses. This event will take place in the Activity Center and OBrien Hall. For more information, visit or




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Tasty twists: Philly Soft Pretzel Company a hit with students, parents BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Valley school students know it by sight: The Philly Soft Pretzel Company truck. The bright yellow truck has been bringing tasty bites of Philadelphia-style pretzels to the streets of Carmel Valley. The truck, owned by Carmel Valley residents Casey and Bob Canuso, visits various school campuses throughout the week, and all of the kids know when it’s pretzel day at their school. “When the school bell rings, the kids come running, it’s like ‘Willy Wonka’ and they all have a golden ticket; it’s the cutest thing,” Casey said. The children all know exactly what they want and have their dollars and change in hand. An original twist, with big salt crystals and a side of mustard, cheese or buttercream; or perhaps a cinnamon twist, which one child adorably pronounced “cimm-anon.” “We are a mom and pop business so if they’re short 50 cents, we’ll tell them they can owe it us next week, they know where we’ll be,” Casey said. “The kids love that, they’re very responsible. We don’t keep track but they’ll come back and say, ‘I owe you for last time.’” As the truck arrives before the bell, sometimes they have a “Mommy line up,” when the parents wait in line to avoid the crush and have pretzels ready for their carpools. Bob and Casey wait in the back of their truck, ready to greet customers with a smile. “It’s fun, it really is fun and we’re really happy to feel like we bring something good to the community,” Casey said. Last week was the popular pretzel

The Philly Soft Pretzel Company truck, owned by Casey and Bob Canuso, visited Sage Canyon School recently. Photo/Karen Billing truck’s first week back after a holiday vacation. The Canusos run a seasonal business during the hiatus, the Edible Ornament Company, where they made realistic ornaments that are actually chocolate chip cookies inside. “We’re growing slowly at a steady pace,” Casey said. “ I like keeping it small and I like knowing our community.” The Canusos have lived in Carmel Valley since 2003, moving from South Jersey. As the Canusos will tell you, in the tri-state

area Philly is your city even if you live in South Jersey or North Delaware, and the pretzel is the area delicacy. Their two older children still live in New Jersey and their youngest, Candace, is a junior at Torrey Pines High School. Their previous careers were far from pretzel and cookie baking — Casey worked for Tyco Toys before it was taken over by Mattel, and Bob was in commercial construction, his last project in Philadelphia was the National Constitution Center.

The idea to start their companies started with a company cookie contest that the ever-creative Bob won by making his first set of cookie ornaments. The ornaments became favorites among family and friends, who encouraged the couple to start their seasonal business two years ago. Starting their own company was one those life-changing events where the couple decided, ‘Let’s live our lives and get out of the rat race for awhile,” Casey said. The pair got a bakery in Sorrento Valley for the ornaments, but they couldn’t justify only using it seasonally so they decided to do pretzels, a Philly treat they always had to eat before leaving the city to come back to California and one they often brought home to friends. “[The pretzel truck] was how we could spend all of our time together, be in business for ourselves and justify having the bakery to grow our cookie business and, in the meantime, do something we love,” Casey said. The couple does everything themselves — they are typically “twisting” by early morning, they bake and put the pretzels on the truck to take out every day. They also take orders and do special events — they recently booked their third wedding as a new trend in weddings is providing a late-night snack for guests. When school is out, they take their truck rotation to the beach. Casey calls Bob the “creative mastermind” behind everything. It was Bob who designed their bright yellow truck decked out with patriotic stars, an image of Ben Franklin and the iconic Philadelphia “LOVE” sculpture. Bob didn’t want the truck to be like a See PRETZEL, page B22


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Top 10 reasons to attend the Torrey Pines High School Winter Formal — ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ 10. You can actually see your friends rather than just texting or snapchatting with them. 9. You can arrive in a limo together with your date or friends. 8. You will see an awesome performance of the Torrey Pines High School Dance Team. 7. A cool location where sports fans and their dates can check out the San Diego Hall of Champions. 6. A real DJ with awesome music and sound system. 5. A flashy theme of “Old Hollywood Glamour” to give you an excuse to dress up and amaze your friends. 4. Diverse, beautiful and talented TPHS students will be attending. 3. Photo booths and photos taken here will last a lifetime, not just a flash on Instagram. 2. Memories here will be something you will see when you close your eyes and daydream years from now. 1. The shared experience creates friendships and bonds that last a lifetime. No matter what the reason, the Torrey Pines High



School Winter Formal is sure to be a night to remember. This year’s Formal will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. The theme is “Old Hollywood Glamour” so come dressed to impress the paparazzi. The red carpet party starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. with a special performance from the TPHS Dance Team. Pull up in a Limo and enjoy the great rates from Trump Limo ( who will make this a special evening for you and your friends. Winter Formal Tickets are $40 with ASB and $45 without, and bring your student ID to the dance. Purchase your ticket and be entered to win one of many prizes from stores such as Mia Francesca and Anna Taylor Formal Wear. Don’t be shy — guys can ask girls, girls can ask guys, or come with a group of friends and enjoy this evening of movie star magic. Purchase your tickets, photo packages, and flowers at the finance window in the Media Center or at the TP web store. You may also win prizes from daily drawings. All non-Torrey Pines students invited as guests must be approved by Administration prior to ticket purchase. Forms for guest approval are available at the Student store or online. See the Torrey Pines High School website for more information and forms at

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Voilà Hair Atelier full-service salon offers a wide variety of services

BY KRISTINA HOUCK Luis Angel came to Salon Salon in Rancho Santa Fe as a hairstylist. Less than a year later, he reopened the salon as Voilà Hair Atelier. “I was ready to be an owner,” said Angel, who took over the salon in May and celebrated its grand opening in September. “I’m glad it happened now and not before. It allowed me to grow over all these years so I could do it right.” The full-service salon has a team of hair and make-up stylists with training from renowned schools such as Paul Mitchell and Vidal Sassoon. Located at 16236 San Dieguito Road, Voilà Hair Atelier offers haircuts, color treatments, styling, skin treatments, makeup and more. “It’s a custom-made service,” said 44-year-old Angel, who lives in La Jolla. “We actually listen to our clients. The attention you want and seek, you get here. We make every client feel important.” Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Angel’s love of hair started at a young age. As a 14-year-old, he would follow his mother to the salon to observe stylists in action. “I would go to the salons and see how they would cut hair,” he recalled. “I would go home and the cut hair of my mom, my sister, my friends. It followed me all my life.” A decade later, Angel moved to Europe where he trained with Toni&Guy in London, learning how to cut and color hair. In 2001, he relocated to San Diego where he earned his U.S. license. He received additional training with Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica and Martin Parsons of Los Angeles. He also attended make-up artistry training classes at the Institute in Burbank, where he received his Make-Up Designory.

Voilà Hair Atelier owner Luis Angel. He worked at salons in Scripps Ranch and Santaluz before coming to Salon Salon. “I enjoy Rancho Santa Fe because it’s all about people wanting to look glamorous,” Angel said. “That is my style. I’m not into funky and crazy blue, purple, green. I’m more into natural, sophisticated, elegant looks. “I also enjoy the fact that you get to know many people in this area,” he added. “You get to meet celebrities, business people, musicians, entrepreneurs, philanthropists. It’s an interesting place. And you get to connect with a person for

one, two, three hours.” Currently, nine of the 13 stations at Voilà Hair Atelier are filled. Angel plans to add another station. Once all 14 stations are filled, he hopes to launch a chain of salons across the U.S., targeting the middle class. “I’m able to change people’s lives,” he said. “People can feel sad, depressed when they come. After you do their cut, color and makeup, they leave happy. It’s fun to see.” Voilà Hair Atelier is located at 16236 San Dieguito Road, Building 1, Suite 13, Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, call 858-756-0082 or visit com Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

Canyon Crest Academy Street Fair is Feb. 8

Come support local students and companies at the Annual Canyon Crest Academy Street Fair. This fun event is taking place on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a great way to support local businesses in the community as well as Canyon Crest Academy, while having a great time. Admission is free, and people of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the delicious food and fun festivities. Several food trucks will come to provide some tasty food. Meanwhile, CCA clubs will be supporting their causes by selling their own items, and a variety of CCA artists will be showing off their fantastic work to the community. Please attend this event to celebrate a good cause and have a good time! Interested in being a vendor? Forms are available on, and can be sent by mail along with the $20 vendor fee to: CCA ASB Finance Office, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA, 92130. Forms can also be sent in by fax.

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Abandoned mother dog takes in a needy puppy as her very own The staff at Helen Woodward Animal Center is celebrating a love story of the sweetest kind – uniting an abandoned white poodle named Dream, who had lost one of her two small puppies, with another puppy (Candy) in desperate need of a family. Unrelated by blood, the new siblings (Cupcake is Dream’s surviving puppy) and their nurturing mom are proving that love is not defined by genetics. For the entire story, visit (Life category, or search using the name Woodward Center). For more information on Dream, Cupcake and Candy, or for inquiries about adoption, please contact the Adoptions Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 1, visit www.animalcenter. org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

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For many, yoga and surfing make for essential pairing BY ROB LEDONNE On the sand in Solana Beach, Sebastian Slovin is practicing his typical routine before he hops on his surfboard to catch some Pacific Ocean waves. Slovin is an avid surfer and former professional bodyboarder, moonlights as a lifeguard while he works his full-time job down the coast at the La Jolla Yoga Center as a trainer, and always makes sure to get a quick yoga session in before hitting the water. “I do it mainly to get my body warmed up... to get my breath going, my blood flowing. It makes me much more ready to surf, both mentally and physically.” Slovin is not alone; many surfers around the world swear by yoga as an important facet of a quality surf session. It’s been reported that Kelly Slater practices a combination of yoga and crosstraining when gearing up for competitions, and merely Googling the words “surf” and “yoga” corrals hundreds of results for camps and classes that combine the two, from California to far-flung places such as Morocco and Portugal. So why is it that so many, including the arguable greatest surfer to ever live, depend on practicing yoga in relation to their surfing? “I’ve been a surfer since I was a little tyke,” explains Slovin about his genesis of coupling together the two activities. “I got into yoga when I was in high school, purely out of a physical want and curiosity to become more limber and reduce injury. I then started studying the philosophies behind it and it kind of blossomed.” That interest led Slovin to dive headfirst into the world of yoga, leading to his current career.

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“For myself, I find I’ll have a much more productive surf session (combining the two). Practicing yoga makes me more flexible and stronger overall. There’s a method yoga uses to get you there.” Farther up the California coastline in south Orange County, Peggy Hall has the exact same mindset. Hall has such a passion for both yoga and surfing that she launched a mini-empire educating people about the relationship, releasing a popular series of

DVDs (aptly titled “Yoga for Surfing”) and preaching about the wonders of combining the two activities. Says Hall looking back: “About 10 years ago, I just got into surfing and had severe tendonitis in my shoulder. My husband said I should start doing yoga and I was pretty much rolling my eyes. He wound up convincing me, and I took a class at the senior center and totally fell in love. Not only did my shoulder heal but my surfing improved dramatically.” From then on, Hall has devoted much of her life to these two passions and she notes that the “response has been overwhelming. Surfers surf because it makes us feel free and alive, it helps us feel closer to creation, and it’s good for the soul; I can say all of those same things about yoga. They totally mirror each other. The only difference is, with yoga you don’t have to wait for a swell.” It’s the mindfulness aspect that drew in Slovin as well. “So much is mental with surfing, and I’ve really learned to relax. Having breath and body awareness, there’s nothing that compares to it. What’s nice about yoga is that it takes care of both the physical and mental aspects.” With all of the stated positives, there are detractors out there who feel combining the two activities is foolish and downright dangerous. A few studies have even shown that as more people practice the two activities together, injuries have started to increase, something Hall doesn’t dispute. “Yoga injuries are on the rise and it’s unfortunate,” she acknowledges. However, it’s all about practicing yoga in relation to

surfing in moderation. “A good yoga session should be replenishing your energy rather than depleting it, so you can get back out, surf, and you’re not sidelined. After all, surfing is the main activity, you don’t need yoga as a form of exercise. The goal is to feel exhilarated and energized after yoga, not exhausted.” Slovin echoes that sentiment: “It’s not yoga that’s hurting people, it’s the mindset people are bringing to yoga that is. What’s becoming popular now is a boot camp type of yoga, pushing it to the extreme. That totally counters the yoga philosophy. If you come in like it’s a competition, that’s when it becomes dangerous. Advanced moves take a lot of time and (pushing your limits) is potentially dangerous, especially if you are a novice without a lot of practice.” It’s all about hitting that sweet spot to adequately practice yoga and gearing up (both mentally and physically) for the waves at the same time. Adds Slovin: “Part of a yoga instructor’s job is getting a feel for their student’s level. The key is to give a student something that’s going to give them more energy and not take away. You can do 20 minutes of light yoga per day and that would be an awesome, perfect warm up.” Sums up Hall: “It boils down to feeling confident about yourself in the water, and that’s a real gift of yoga that detractors overlook.” For more information, check out Hall’s home on the web:


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Broadway/San Diego launches new high school musical theater competition Broadway/San Diego announced recently that it is launching a new local high school competition, The Ben Vereen Awards, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, in which two talented students from the Southwest region (which includes San Diego and Tucson high schools) will be crowned Best Actor and Best Actress and go on to compete at The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York in June 2014. Broadway/San Diego is currently encouraging local high schools to participate in the San Diego competition. For more information and to find out how your school can participate, please go to

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TPHS Foundation plans ‘Pump Up the Volume’ 2014 •Kickoff event ‘Toast to Torrey’ to be held Feb. 1 in Rancho Santa Fe The Torrey Pines High School Foundation Auction Committee is pumping up efforts to obtain auction items for the annual online Silent Auction and live auction items for the “Pump Up the Volume” fundraiser to be held at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on March 23 from 5- 8 p.m. Committee members are canvassing the community by reaching out to individuals and businesses to secure donations, which will be auctioned to raise money for the TPHS Foundation’s “Support All Students” (SAS) fund. This year’s focus is to put updated computers in every classroom on campus. “We are looking for a wide array of items, which range all the way from practical to fabulous for our online and live auctions,” said Silent Auction Chair Connie Cannon. “Nothing is too big or too small or too exotic.” According to Helen Nordan, event chair, some exciting items have already started to come in such as hotel and golf packages, concert tickets, exercise classes, and a five-night stay in a Del Mar home on the beach. “We are dedicated to our goal of purchasing technology for our students and are still looking for additional items to make our 2014 auction the most successful yet,” Nordan said. “We are especially excited about the 2014 ‘Pump Up The Volume’ event as the

Pump Up the Volume 2014 Auction Committee: (L-R): Back row: Sophia Alsadek (Toast to Torrey host), Bobbi Karlson, Helen Nordan (event chair). Front row: Terry Wolter, Cecilia Koo, Connie Cannon (Silent Auction chair), Holly Coughlin, Brynn Emkjer, Natalie Arnette, Michelle Seda, Suzanne Mikalojewski high energy band The Detroit Underground will be back again and we have hired professional auctioneer Steve Hamann for our live auction that evening. We are also working on booking a surprise act, which will be very entertaining,” states Bobbi Karlson, executive director of the TPHS Foundation. “Pump Up the Volume is our largest fundraiser of the year and is both a wonderful social evening for our guests as well as a valuable tool for raising critical funds for our school and our students.” The kickoff event for the spring fundraiser is “Toast to Torrey,” which will be held at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. To RSVP for the Toast or for more information on the events or to make a donation, please contact the Foundation at (858) 793-3551 or email The TPHS Foundation is a 501-C-3 corporation founded in 1993 which not only fund raises to provide state of the art technology and cutting edge programs to promote personal social growth, leadership and independence for all students, but also acts as the umbrella organization for parent volunteers and provides support for all booster groups on campus.

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Singer/songwriter finds groove by embracing change BY ROB LEDONNE When singer/songwriter Kattail, a native of Carmel Valley who currently lives in Oregon, released her debut album last year, it was full of a certain kind of music: folk. However, as she continued to spread her musical wings, something curious happened. “I think what makes an artist is how much you can bend and mold, and still stay true to what kind of an artist you are. Whether I’m making rock or jazz or whatever, if I can still stay true I feel like I succeeded,” she explains from Oregon on a recent Wednesday afternoon where she’s currently on a mini-tour. With that sentiment, last year she transitioned into an entirely new genre: electronica, and the results so far have been positive. Her latest notable track, “Change the Song,” is precisely the style of music you’d hear at a club, whereas songs typical of Kattail’s style could be played a coffee house — a huge change, indeed. “I was the type of person who would listen to Bob Dylan records during the day, and by night dance by the speaker at these raves in Los Angeles. I grew up going to raves, and have always loved the electronica genre,” she explains of the impetus behind her switch. Since the release of “Change the Song,” with its thumping percussion and bellowing synths, Kattail has noticed an uptick in the interest of her music, while at the same time answering questions from her ardent folk fanbase as to why she’s dabbling in electronica. “People always ask me why I’m making electronic music, and I understand that question completely. But, they have to understand: it’s in my upbringing and roots,” she explains. “People will associate electronica with a sell-out aspect to it, but I disagree. I don’t want to leave any stone unturned.” Kattail, as an artist, is following an ever-growing trend in today’s music industry which has been finding the unlikeliest genres combining more and more. On the Billboard charts today, Swedish artist Avicii has found success with “Hey Brother” and “Wake Me Up,” two tracks that also com-

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bine both dance and folk. “At this point, in the year 2014, we have so many different genres to take inspiration from,” she notes. “ I think you’re a better artist if you can branch out.” For now, Kattail is planning on performing and will make public appearances all over the West Coast in the coming months (including a show on Feb. 1 at Los Angeles’ Room 5, and a Feb. 7 radio interview with KSDT, UCSD’s collegiate radio station). All the while, she said she’ll continue to remain true to herself, and while “Change the Song” is gaining popularity, she won’t be abandoning folk anytime soon. “In the music industry, you have to really love the upsides,” she explains. “Luckily, I’ve been getting really good responses.” For more information, visit http://www.kattailmusic. com.

The Nativity School to hold Annual Open House Jan. 26 On Sunday, Jan. 26, The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe will host its annual open house for K-8 families from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To learn more about The Nativity School, please come to the Open House event on Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please call 858756-6763 for more information, or visit The Nativity School is located at 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

clubs in the North County coastal area gathered at the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, Harper Branch in Solana Beach. These people — who all strive to put “Service Above Self” — shared lunch catered by Epic Catering and listened to an inspirational and humorous message from past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman. Dochterman shared experiences of relief efforts during the civil war in Croatia, his efforts in developing Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign in the 1970s (which has been one of the largest humanitarian efforts to eradicate polio in the world), and expressed the message of being a hero through small acts of kindness to those around us. Dochterman said, “Heroes are common people who light a spark of love, humanity and compassion. Heroic acts happen in every walk of life and we can all be heroes. In fact, we all are... Rotarians help because they care.” For more information on the Rotary Clubs of San Diego and Imperial Counties, visit — Emily Figueiredo

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Carmel Del Mar International Potluck Dinner Carmel Del Mar Elementary School PTA held its International Potluck Dinner Jan. 16. Parents bring a dish from their heritage to the dinner, and students also share a dance or song from their heritage during the event. Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit www.

Bryan and Ying Huang

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Tasha, Karl, and Aksel Aannestad

Mark and Maia Lambson

Ashley Cipra, Emma Elinghhh

Jannah Scholten, Galit Fux, Zoe Bandell

Manasvi, Vinayak, and Medhansh Guttal

The Carmel Del Mar School annual International Dinner

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Torrey Hills Dads’ Day Lunch Torrey Hills Elementary School dads and students enjoyed a special Dads’ Day lunch on Jan. 17. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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Local beautification a key focus of Seaweeders Garden Club of Solana Beach

BY KRISTINA HOUCK If you drive or walk by the Coastal Rail Trail on a Thursday, you might see Solana Beach resident Donna Golich weeding, pruning and planting. When the 1.7-mile Solana Beach portion of the trail was completed nearly a decade ago, she and other locals formed the Seaweeders to maintain the rail easement between the train tracks and Highway 101. Although garden club members eventually parted ways, Golich continued to maintain the trail. She is now one of the only original members of the Solana Beach Garden Club, which re-formed in May 2012 so members could share information, hold garden tours and collaborate on beautification projects in the city. “I just always wanted to be in a garden club and there wasn’t one in Solana Beach,� said club president Katie Pelisek, who spearheaded efforts to reestablish the group along with president-elect Sandy Parish. “I knew there were enough of us to start a club. “The city doesn’t have money to maintain things, and it’s just good civic pride and camaraderie.� Now operating under the umbrella of

the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, Seaweeders has grown to roughly 60 members and accomplished several beautification projects throughout the city. In addition to maintaining the Coastal Rail Trail, the revived club beautified the train station property at the corner of Lomas Santa Fe Drive and North Cedros Avenue, as well as the corner of Highland Drive and Sun Valley Road after the “Yoga Tree� sculpture was installed in February 2013. “I just think that people need to be outside,� said Pelisek, a 20-year resident of Solana Beach and owner of Pelican Design, a landscape company. “We live in the most beautiful place in the world.� “It’s nice to be able to go in there and create something the way you want it to look,� said Solana Beach native Michele Stribling, who serves as the Civic and Historical Society’s garden club liaison. The club’s primary project this year is to beautify the Solana Beach Post Office at 153 South Sierra Ave. Club members plan to place native plants, create a pathway, and install a bike rack and benches. The project could cost about $5,000, Parish said. The club raised $1,700 for the project during its

inaugural poinsettia sale in December. Volunteers from Solana Beach Presbyterian Church will help club members kick off the project on Feb. 23. “We just really want to make it something the community can take pride in,� said Parish, who is heading the project. Club meetings take place 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. “Members don’t have to live in Solana Beach; we take members from anywhere,� Pelisek said. “It’s just that our projects are focused in Solana Beach.� “If you love reading, you want to be in a book club. If you love gardening, you want to be with other people who are enthusiastic about gardening,� said Parish, who has lived in Solana Beach for 38 years. “We’re always looking for new members and new energy.� To donate to the club, send donations to Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society at P.O. Box 504, Solana Beach, 92075. Designate donations to ‘Seaweeders.’ For more information about the club, visit

Solana Beach Garden Club members Katie Pelisek, Sandy Parish and Michele Stribling. Photo/Kristina Houck


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000657 Fictitious Business Name(s): Wallfly Located at: 7770 Via Belfiore #5, San Diego, CA, 92129, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 01/08/2014. This business is hereby registered by the following: Omari Bobo, 7770 Via Belfiore #5, San Diego, CA 92129. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/08/2014. Omari Bobo. CV545. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000740 Fictitious Business Name(s): 102Consulting Located at: 7420 Carroll Rd., San Diego, CA, 92121, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 01/01/2014. This business is hereby registered by the following: Vo, Luan Tim, 7420 Carroll Rd., San Diego, CA, 92121. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/09/2014. Vo, Luan Tim. CV544. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 220 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 PETITION OF: JIN MYUNG PARK and EUN HA SHON for change of name. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00078015-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JIN MYUNG PARK and EUN HA SHON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name AIDEN WOOJIN PARK to Proposed Name IAN WOOJIN PARK. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: 02-212014 Time: 9:30 AM Dept 46 The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News. Date: Jan. 09, 2014. David J. Danielsen Judge of the Superior Court CV543. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014 STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2014-000036 Fictitious Business Name(s) of Partnership: Bead Gallery Located at: 9823 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92131, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 9823 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92131. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on: 10/29/2009, and assigned File No. 2009-030892. The following

general partner has withdrawn: Maria D. Marquez, 9823 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92131 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine no to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 01/02/2014. CV542. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000405 Fictitious Business Name(s): Collective Eye Located at: 1859 Manzana Way, San Diego, CA, 92139, San Diego County. Mailing address: 1859 Manzana Way, San Diego, CA, 92139. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 01/01/2014. This business is hereby registered by the following: Eleanor Hopkins, 1859 Manzana Way, San Diego, CA, 92139. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/07/2014. Eleanor Hopkins. CV541. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034633 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. David Winkelman Solutions b. Winkelman Solutions Located at: 10367 Agar Ct., San Diego, CA, 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 01/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: David Bradley Winkelman, 10367 Agar Ct., San Diego, CA, 92126. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/13/2013. David Bradley Winkelman. DM1071. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000253 Fictitious Business Name(s): Synapse Audiology Located at: 6727 Flanders Drive Suite 204, San Diego, CA, 92121, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Catherine Anne Fabian, 6653 Salizar Street, San Diego, CA 92111. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 1/06/2014. Catherine Anne Fabian. DM1069. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000066 Fictitious Business Name(s): Banfield Pet Hospital #2357 Located at: 471 College Blvd. #2, Oceanside, CA, 92057, San Diego County. Mailing address: Attn: Tax Dept, PO Box 13998, Portland, OR., 97213-0988. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Medical Management International, Inc., 8000 NE Tillamok St., Portland, OR., 97213, Delaware. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 1/02/2014. Phil Freeman, CFO. DM1068. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035504 Fictitious Business Name(s): Maxi Billion Food Mart Located at: 411 C St., San Diego, CA, 92101, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following:

#1 Tony Aung Chen, 4881 Tropea St, Oceanside, CA, 92057, #2 Myo Yu Min, 4881 Tropea St, Oceanside, CA, 92057. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/26/2013. Tony Aung Chen. DM1067. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034794 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Band Diego b. Internet Web Address: Located at: 9410 Loren Dr., La Mesa, CA, 91942, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 02/26/2009. This business is hereby registered by the following: Rhonda Ciardetti, 9410 Loren Dr., La Mesa, CA, 91942. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/17/2013. Rhonda Ciardetti. DM1066. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035364 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Coastal Medical Group b. San Diego Injury Specialist Located at: 12264 El Camino Real, Suite 101, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 01/01/2007. This business is hereby registered by the following: Coastal Medical Group, Inc., 12264 El Camino Real, Suite 101, San Diego, CA, 92130, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/24/2013. Munish K. Batra, President. CV540. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035776 Fictitious Business Name(s): Coastal Playball Located at: 3115 Cowley Way #163, San Diego, CA, 92117, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Teresa Martin, 3115 Cowley Way #163, San Diego, CA, 92117. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/30/2013. Teresa S. Martin. DM1064. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000063 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Citrali b. Citrali Enterprise Located at: 13752 Rosecroft Way, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 01/02/2014. This business is hereby registered by the following: Thuy Nguyen, 13752 Rosecroft Way, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 1/02/2014. Thuy Nguyen. CV539. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 325 South Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081 PETITION OF: JIQING JIANG, JINGJING ZHAO for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00081622-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JIQING JIANG & JINGJING ZHAO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name SIYAO JIANG to Proposed Name SOPHIE SIYAO

JIANG. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 11, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM Dept 26. The address of the court is same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News. Date: Dec. 30, 2013. K. Michael Kirkman Judge of the Superior Court CV538. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035518 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Grid Integrations Solutions b. Grid38 Located at: 3461 Overpark Rd., San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Christopher Surbey, 3461 Overpark Rd., San Diego, CA, 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/26/2013. Chris W. Surbey. DM1063. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035421 Fictitious Business Name(s): Spiritivity Located at: 1565 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 16629 Cimarron Crest Dr., San Diego, CA 92127. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has was 7/25/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: IRA Resources, Inc., fbo Stephen L. Kuptz, 16629 Cimarron Crest Dr., San Diego, CA 92127, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/24/2013. Stephen L. Kuptz, Monahan, LLC, Treasurer/ CFO. DM1062. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035815 Fictitious Business Name(s): Equanimity Massage Located at: 7752 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 12602 Carmel Country Rd., #2, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Connie Youngblood, 12602 Carmel Country Rd., #2, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/30/2013. Connie Youngblood. DM1061. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014.

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BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Strolling through the cookbook aisles of my local bookseller searching for something fun and creative for the Chinese New Year, two titles caught my eye: “From Lokshen to Lo Mein – the Jewish Love Affair with Chinese Food,” by Donald Siegel and “The New Chinese Kosher Cookbook,” by Ruth and Bob Grossman. These are likely combinations since Jewish and Chinese cuisines (and cultures) share many similarities, despite the presence of shrimp and pork in Chinese dishes that violate kashrut laws. The greatest mystery among food historians is the burning question: Since the Hebrew calendar dates back to 5774, and the Chinese Lunar one only goes to

4712, how did the Jewish people manage to survive without Chinese food for 1062 years? A couple of entrepreneurial restaurateurs in my hometown of Toronto picked up this connection and launched a trendy eatery, “Ginsberg and Wong,” seamlessly blending Chinese and Jewish favorites. As an Asian food purist, I’m not a lover of the likes of Peking duck kreplach, sweet and sour brisket or egg drop matzo ball soup, but go figure, the restaurant had a good run for many years — and was especially busy on Christmas Eve. Legendary entertainer Danny Kaye (who was Jewish), became known as a master Chinese chef, calling his kitchen “Ying’s Thing.” It was specially outfitted with a stove having metal rings to produce the super heat concentration needed to prepare authentic Asian dishes. Frequently flying guests in on his private plane, Kaye regaled them at his home with Chinese feasts. He also shared his passion by teaching Chinese cooking classes at a San Francisco restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. The approaching Chinese New Year is, in many ways, similar to the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. Both holidays are a trea-

sured time of family reunion shrouded in rituals and superstitions, while feasting on symbolic foods. Chinese families eat “jai,” a vegetarian medley of lotus seeds, nuts and noodles — a testosterone token, wishing for a crop of male offspring; dried bean curd for the fulfillment of wealth and happiness; and bamboo shoots to endow the members of the household with good health. Other foods eaten during the 15-day feast that begins Jan. 31 include a whole fish to symbolize togetherness, and a chicken for prosperity (the presentation includes its head, tail and feet to represent completeness). During the Jewish High-Holidays round challah (egg bread) is served to symbolize fullness and completion, and is dipped in honey for a sweet new year. Fish heads are also eaten so that “we be as the Head and not as the tail.” If you’re as hungry as a horse, and have a yen for Asian/Jewish cuisine try celebrating this Chinese New Year with hot and sour soup and lokshen (Jewish egg noodles). It wouldn’t hurt. Have a double happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup with Lokshen (Serves 6-8) Ingredients 6 cups of chicken or vegetable stock or broth 1/2 pound of thinly sliced chicken breast (optional) 1 can of sliced bamboo shoots 1 can of sliced water chestnuts 1 cake of soft tofu (12 oz.) sliced into 1/4-inch cubes or strips 1 cup of sliced shitake mushrooms 1 can of peeled straw mushrooms 1/4 cup of black fungus (cloud ears), soaked in water for one hour, drained and thinly sliced 1/4 cup of white vinegar 2 tablespoons of garlic and chile paste 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 3/4 tablespoon of white pepper 4 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 1 teaspoon of sesame oil Scallions (green part only), chopped 6 ounces egg noodles, cooked, drained Method: Heat the stock to a boil and add the soy sauce, chicken, mushrooms, garlic and chile paste. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the white pepper, vinegar, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, fungus and tofu. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Make a roux with the cornstarch and 5 tablespoons of water. Slowly add to the mixture. Bring back to a simmer

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Photo courtesy P.F. Chang’s, La Jolla and pour the eggs in a thin stream over the surface. Let stand for 10 seconds, and then gently add the sesame oil and stir. Finally, add the egg noodles. Ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with chopped scallions. Enjoy! • —For additional Chinese New Year recipes, e-mail


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Sampson California Realty to host special event featuring tax expert Dave Morgan Sampson California Realty (SCR) will host a free, informational event on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tax Write Offs. How to Get Them, How to Keep Themâ&#x20AC;? on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SCR Del Mar office featuring renowned tax expert Dave Morgan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dave Morgan is a tax preparation, strategy and planning guru. He spoke at a SCR special event last year and helped attendees maximize their tax returns,â&#x20AC;? said Joseph Sampson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One attendee called me two weeks after the event and thanked me for the seminar. She said it saved her significant money on her tax return,â&#x20AC;? commented Diane Sampson, coowner of Sampson California Realty. Dave Morgan is a tax planning expert and this seminar will help you learn how to maximize your tax deductions. Each month, Sampson California Realty hosts a special event highlighting a member of the community. To register for the upcoming SCR special event featuring tax planning expert Dave Morgan, please contact SCR at 858-699-1145 or via email at info@scr-sandiego. com. Sampson California Reality specializes in residential real estate sales in Carmel Valley and Coastal properties. Sampson California Realty has been actively listing and selling residential real estate for the last 15 years in Carmel Valley. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking about buying or selling property, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to give Sampson California Realty a call. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re considering a career in real estate, Sampson California Realty would love to talk with you about a different way to do business. You can contact SCR at 858-699-1145 or visit SCR on the web at

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signed the entire cart that comes out of the back, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more intimate and we can connect to the people who come to the truck,â&#x20AC;? Casey said. Since they started, Casey said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing how many people come from the area and want to hang out and talk â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philly.â&#x20AC;? As good as finding Philly brethren is, people enjoy that the taste brings them right back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do the pretzels in the way theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

meant to be done itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the same. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our ultimate goal, to be authentic,â&#x20AC;? Casey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People say they can close their eyes and be at the Walt Whitman Bridge or Liberty Bell Park and that would be the pretzel.â&#x20AC;? For more information, visit Like them on Facebook or follow them on twitter to keep updated on their schedule.


Ocean Discovery Institute Board, chaired by Willis Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sean Caddell, wins USDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kaleidoscope Award for Exceptional Governance Willis Allen Realtor Sean Caddell recently accepted the Kaleidoscope Award for Exceptional Governance on behalf of Ocean Discovery Institute, a local nonprofit for which Caddell serves as board chair. The award was given by the University of San Diego (USD) and recognizes, promotes and inspires excellence in nonprofit governance. In addition to a plaque, the board was awarded $500 to support Ocean Discovery Institute initiatives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so proud of the work that Ocean Discovery Institute does to engage, educate and inspire young people, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m fortunate to have a board that works tirelessly to make the work possible,â&#x20AC;? says Caddell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an honor to serve with such dedicated and talented people on behalf of such a worthy cause.â&#x20AC;? Ocean Discovery Institute empowers young people from urban and diverse backgrounds to protect the ocean and natural environment, improve the health of communities, and strengthen the quality of

(Left) Sean Caddell life in the world. The USD award is named after a kaleidoscope because the work of nonprofit governance is varied, intricate and involves viewing the organization through a variety of lenses. Under the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guidance Ocean Discovery Institute has received the highest national science mentoring award, bestowed by President Obama; is building a state-of-the-art Living Lab facility; and, with support from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, is testing the replication of ODIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s model nationally. To learn more about Ocean Discovery Institute and how you can get involved, visit www.OceanDiscoveryInstitute. org or call 858-488-3849. For more information about Willis Allen Real Estate, visit

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Toni Cieri celebrates 25 years in 2013 Toni Cieri, broker/owner of RE/MAX Distinctive in Del Mar, recently celebrated 25 years in selling local properties with $30 million in recorded sales in 2013. “I am so thankful for all my long-time clients and their referrals which accounts for 95 percent of my transactions,” Toni said. “It is especially rewarding to help homeowners with challenging and complicated transactions. Solving problems to facilitate a successful closing makes it a win-win situation to both buyers and sellers.” Toni also celebrated her five-anniversary as a breast cancer survivor last November. “I am passionate about researching the disease and helping others that have been diagnosed.” For more information on a monthly support group held in Del Mar, email Toni at: or call 858-229-4911.

CARMEL VALLEY 3828 Quarter Mile Drive Susan Meyers-Pyke, Coastal Premier 10764 Corte De Tiburon Jen Drennan, Sampson CA Realty 5471 Sonoma Place Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 6289 Quail Run Street Dan Conway, The Guiltinan Group 12825 Stebick Ct Dan Conway, The Guiltinan Group 4514 Saddle Mountain Ct. Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 7484 Collins Ranch Court Jenniffer Taylor, Pacific Sotheby’s 4972 Gunston Ct J. Hoover & L. Seideman, Coastal Premier

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14074 Rue St. Raphael Debbie Carpenter, PS Platinum

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15960 Via Broma Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

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16936 VIia de Santa Fe Gloria Doinoff, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 04:00 pm (858)204-4667

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15502 Churchill Downs M. Bosanac/host: H. Patrize, Berkshire Hathaway

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16920 Going My Way Jerry McCaw, Berkshire Hathaway

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7035 La Valle Plateada L. Sansone/host: B. Snell, Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 04:00 pm (858)775-6356

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7595 Vista Rancho Ct Roxanne Govari, Pemberley Realty

Sat-Sun 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm (619)778-0577

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15140 Las Planideras Becky Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 04:00 pm (858)449-2027

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16647 Riding High Way Deb Weir, Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 am - 04:00 pm (619)540-5487

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6842 Farms View Court K. Ann Brizolis/host: T. Davis, Berkshire Hathaway

Sun 1:00 pm - 04:00 pm (858)756-6355

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