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Feb. 7, 2013

Experts gather for ‘Help Keep Kids Safe’ forum

■ Student’s Bar Mitzvah project helps save children’s lives. See page 10

BY KAREN BILLING Last week the lobby of Cathedral Catholic High’s Guadalupe Theater was filled with large posters of missing children. Some of the faces, unfortunately, are well known, the ones we know who never came home like Chelsea King and Amber Dubois. “San Diego has known too much tragedy. There are too many names etched into the hearts and minds of San Diego,” said Ernie Allen, co-founder of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Allen was a distinguished guest at Cathedral Catholic High’s Keep Kids Safe town hall forum on Jan. 30. The town hall presented an impressive gathering of au-

Del Mar urges more stringent review for proposed rail construction

■ Former investment professional’s first novel a bestseller. See page 11

■ Del Mar stump gets a marine-inspired makeover. Page B1

BY CLAIRE HARLIN After a proposed plan to replace the nearly 100-yearold wooden bridge over the San Dieguito Lagoon, add a mile of new rail track and add train access to the Del Mar Fairgrounds was introduced for the first time last month, the Del Mar City Council is responding loudly and clearly — and it’s not all positive. City officials on Feb. 4 signed off on sending a letter to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) urging that a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis be conducted, asking for coordination with other local projects, and raising concerns about potential impacts, such as light intrusion, noise and vibration, that could result from elevating the rail tracks. The council also voted to establish an ad-hoc committee of nearly a dozen members to meet regularly during the course of this project, which is expected to be completed by 2030, and share expertise, See RAIL, Page 19

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thentic voices, advocates and experts on child exploitation, including kidnapping survivors Jessyca Mullenberg Christianson and Alicia Kozakiewicz, as well as Erin Runnion, the mother of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion who was kidnapped and murdered in 2002. The forum topics and conversation were difficult to hear, but ultimately very important. “The message of tonight is that it takes a whole community to keep kids safe,” Allen said. The event was presented in partnership with The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s HosSee SAFE, page 6

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The Help Keep Kids Safe town hall forum was held at Cathedral Catholic High School on Jan. 30. Courtesy photo

Del Mar supports state assault weapons ban BY CLAIRE HARLIN The Del Mar City Council on Feb. 4 passed 4-1 a resolution supporting U.S. Senate Bill 150, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein. Councilman Don Mosier said the bill was effective in the past, and it “makes perfect sense to reintroduce the bill at this time.” However, Mayor Terry Sinnott gave the sole vote against the resolution, stating four

distinct reservations. Not only did Sinnott say he doesn’t want to “overdo resolutions,” but he is also afraid the bill will not work because the federal government has not done a great job of keeping guns from going across the border, he said. He also said mental health is a big contributing factor that must be addressed, and he also hopes the media won’t perpetuate the problem by “spotlighting” and further motivating

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Man pretends to be public utility worker in Solana Beach

Torrey Pines freshman Brandon Cyrus had 17 points in the varsity’s 52-35 win over Rancho Bernardo on Jan. 30. The Falcons are 15-8 after a 68-61 triple overtime thriller against Westview on Feb. 1. PHOTO/ANNA SCIPIONE

On Jan. 29, at about 11 a.m., an individual falsely representing himself as a public utilities employee servicing the Solana Beach area, gained entry to a Solana Beach resident’s home by stating he needed to perform water pipe tests due to construction in the area. The homeowner requested to see official identification, but the male told the owner his credentials were in the truck. After gaining entry, the purported utility employee walked throughout the home and then left.

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The San Diego Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that they can protect themselves by remembering the following tips: •Do not open the door for someone you do not recognize. Use a peephole, side window, or locked security screen door. •Request identification. City workers and utility personnel will always carry official identification. •Check the vehicle to make sure it has an approSee UTILITY, Page 20


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Defendants in iPads, laptop theft case plead not guilty BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Three Riverside County men accused in the theft of 29 iPads and other electronics from Del Mar Heights Elementary School pleaded not guilty Feb. 1 to burglary and receiving stolen property. Trevor J. Williams, 21, Thomas Earl Burleson, 21, and Eyon Zimmerman, 19, were each ordered held on $300,000 bail. Williams and Burleson are charged in connection with the burglary at the school in Del Mar. Zimmerman also faces charges related to six other burglaries at schools in San Diego County, said Deputy District Attorney Brendan McHugh. Burleson faces seven years in prison if convicted, Williams nine years and Zimmerman 13 years. Williams and Burleson are documented gang members and Zimmerman is a known

associate, the prosecutor said. The charges against the defendants include allegations that the crimes — which began Nov. 18 — were committed for the benefit of a gang, according to McHugh. Losses so far total $250,000, he said. He said the defendants are also under investigation for break-ins in other Southern California counties, including Orange and Los Angeles counties. More arrests are possible, McHugh said. The defendants were arrested Wednesday at a Temecula-area Border Patrol checkpoint. The iPads stolen from Del Mar Heights School earlier that morning or the night before were recovered from the defendants’ car, along with a laptop computer, bolt cutters and a projector, McHugh said. A readiness conference is scheduled Feb. 13 and a preliminary hearing for Feb. 15.

Del Mar fares better than most in financial reporting, auditor says BY CLAIRE HARLIN The City of Del Mar passed its financial audit with flying colors and no deficiencies, an analyst reported to the City Council on Feb. 4, which she said is rare considering most of her clients have at least two or three strikes against them. The audit, conducted by Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C. (MHM), was commissioned by the city to examine financial statements and notes for the fiscal year ending in June 2012 and offer comprehensive analysis on the city’s financial reporting and compliance. MHM found no misstatements, improper use of restricted funds or deficiencies that could be considered material weaknesses. Further, an MHM auditor told the council that the city could actually operate under more debt if it needed to. The city contracted with MHM for three years to annually evaluate fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011, and it extended the contract to perform an audit of 2012. The recent report was one of two optional extensions.

On the Web photo winner; February’s contest is ‘Wine, Roses and Chocolate’ Congratulations to Todd Doyle for winning January’s “Best Wildlife Photo” contest. Todd submitted this photo titled “Lion Cub in Botswana” and will take home a great prize. Todd said, “We watched this three-month old lion cub climb up this branch to survey his turf like Simba.” Thank you to everyone who participated, we had a great turnout and the final decision was difficult because of all of the amazing images. February is here and the theme this month is “Wine, Roses and Chocolate.” Submit your best “romantic” photo at DelMarTimes.net/Contests today!

Big red tent at Del Mar Fairgrounds to be taken down BY CLAIRE HARLIN The big red tent at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that was left behind when equine-human acrobatic show Valitar went bankrupt last fall was auctioned off for $85,000 on Jan. 29, according to San Diego’s Fischer Auction Company. Valued at about $1.3 million, the tent will cost its new owner, Orange County resident Duane Ward, another $250,000 to move. Also liquidated were several smaller red tents, which an auction spokesperson said were claimed by a variety of entities, including an indoor soccer organization. Horse stalls, furniture, sand and other items were also sold. Citing poor ticket sales, the 50-show Valitar production unexpectedly canceled in November, leaving many performers unpaid and unemployed, and horses displaced. The some $300,000 produced by the auction will go to a bankruptcy court to pay off creditors of show producer Equustria Development Inc.

Woman injured by her own SVU in Carmel Valley BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A woman suffered potentially serious leg injuries Feb. 4 when she was run over by her own SUV at a Carmel Valley gas station, authorities reported. The motorist parked her 2013 Ford Explorer at the Arco station at 3170 Carmel Valley Road shortly after 9 a.m. and got out without engaging her parking brake, according to San Diego police. Seeing the vehicle start to roll away, the woman tried to get back in but fell underneath it, SDPD Detective Gary Hassen said. Medics took her to a hospital for treatment of two possible leg fractures and other injuries. No one else was hurt, Hassen said.

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Meet Solana Beach Mayor Mike Nichols: Involvement on the political landscape followed Nichols’ passion for the outdoors

Solana Beach Mayor Mike Nichols at Fletcher Cove, which he designed as an employee of local landscape architecture firm M.W. Peltz. Photo/Ira Opper from La Jolla to take a job with landscape architecture firm M. W. Peltz & Associates and was assigned to turn the huge parking lot that once stood at Fletcher Cove into the park that is there now — the single most memorable work of design in his portfolio, he said. “No doubt, I’m the proudest about that project,” he said, adding that meeting his wife, Heather, at Fletcher Cove makes the landmark even more special. “Being able to live in the same city and enjoy it, I don’t think I will ever have a project more memorable than that.” Unlike that project, he was not hired to sketch out the landscaping found along the rail trail and around the Fletcher Cove Community Center. He stepped in voluntarily

in 2005 to create a design for the rail trail that lies between Highway 101 and the railroad because he and a group of residents didn’t like a city-commissioned design that had already gained council approval. In the case of the landscaping around the Community Center, which was renovated last year, he was one of many who got involved in both the concept and completion — from sketching designs, to picking out plants to putting shovel to dirt. “I like to come up with the ideas and do presentations, but I like to physically get involved too,” said Nichols of his work last year helping the new Community Center come to fruition. “I spent a lot of time up there just because it’s something I like to do.” Nichols’ first taste of government involvement went hand-in-hand with one of his first landscape architecture projects — a skate park he both designed and petitioned to have built while he was attending college at the University of Georgia. A skateboarding

and BMX enthusiast himself, he said he realized there was no place for kids to practice that type of recreation in Athens, Ga., so he mobilized support and held a presentation for the mayor and city leaders to educate them about the function and benefits a skate park would bring. “There were a lot of aspects to it. The report addressed health issues, safety issues and the misperception that these parks would be a liability to the municipality,” he said. “For me, it was also a matter of helping atrisk youth because this was their way of expressing themselves, and because skateboarders were prohibited to ride on the streets they were being classified as outlaws, cast in the light of doing something illegal.” While the project was a class requirement, Nichols said bringing awareness to Athens’ city leaders was his priority, and he was happy to see the park actually get built two years later. “I was amped to have seen how landscape architects can really make change

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Home burglarized in Torrey Highlands area

Caught on fire A Sheriff’s car recently caught fire on Lomas Santa Fe/ Linea Del Cielo at the entrance to Rancho Santa Fe. At presstime the cause of the fire was unknown. The Deputy driving the car was not hurt and was able to get most of his belongings out in time, according to Rancho Santa Fe Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser. Top photo/Rory Bennett. Bottom photo/ Officer Rick Petoscia.

On Jan. 30, between 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., an unknown suspect burglarized a home on the 7400 block of Healis Place in the Torrey Highlands area. The suspect removed the window screen to a ground floor window and lifted the window open. Gaming systems, a laptop, and camera were taken. The suspect fled out the front door. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department at (858) 484-3154. Police remind residents to always lock and secure all doors and windows on your home and set those burglary alarms. This area of Torrey Highlands has been hit with numerous vehicle burglaries and car prowls over the past month, mostly occurring during the night and early morning, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). The SDPD reminds residents to take the following safety precautions: If you park your vehicle on the street or driveway, always lock doors and roll windows up, do not leave anything in your vehicle, and leave exterior porch or landscape lights on to keep area well lit. If you have a installed car alarm, make sure you set it. — San Diego Police Department report

The Sublime Ale House signs lease at Polo Plaza Sublime Ale House has signed a 10-year lease to take over the location formerly occupied by Tommy V’s restaurant, located at 3702 Via De La Valle, 92014, just west of RSF. Location Matters, a full-service retail commercial real estate brokerage firm with a specialized restaurant leasing and development team, facilitated the signing of the 10-year lease. Sublime Ale House should open in about 90 days, according to a restaurant spokesperson. The lease, for the approximately 7,000 square foot restaurant and enclosed patio space, was valued at $1,857,930. Michael Spilky of Location Matters Restaurant & Retail Brokerage represented both Polo Plaza, LLC (Landlord) and Sublime Ale House (Tenant) in the transaction. For more about Location Matters Brokerage, visit www.locationmattersinc.com.

Scott Peters to host open house at new district office Feb. 16 Congressman Scott Peters (D-52nd) has announced the opening of his San Diego district office, and is encouraging constituents to attend an open house 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The office is located at 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, in the Torrey Pines Bank building on the north side of Executive Drive (near La Jolla Country Day School). Constituent services offered at Peters’ office include: passport application assistance, military academy notifications, assistance communicating with a federal agency, tour requests, presidential greeting requests, flag requests, congressional commendations and others. “From veterans to students to seniors to small business owners, we want San Diegans to take advantage of our resources,” said Peters, in a statement. “We’ve already received calls and e-mails from across the district. Whether it’s expediting a passport application or nominating a student to a military academy, the district office is here to serve.” Congressman Peters and staff will be on hand to greet constituents and answer questions during the open house. The office is accessible from Interstate 805, state Route 52 and Interstate 5. There is free parking behind the building. Directions are on the congressman’s website: scottpeters.house.gov

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SAFE continued from page 1 pital. Cathedral Catholic senior James Morris and Bishop’s School student Mason Church, both young advocates for missing children, were also key in organizing the event. The panel members were available as they were in San Diego last week participating in the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. “These are tough issues,” Allen said. “But there is hope.” He said more missing kids are coming home safely in America than any other time—the law enforcement community is better prepared, laws are better, the technology is better and the public is more alert and aware. However, thousands of children are still being victimized in the country. Allen said there are currently 795,500 reported missing children. Of those, 203,900 are family abductions. One in five girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18 and one in 10

boys; however, only one in three children will tell anyone about it. Allen said 89 percent of the female victims are assaulted between the age of 12 and 17; 29 percent are victimized by someone that they know. There are more than 736,000 registered sex offenders and 90,000 are in California alone. Allen said rapes and sexual assaults are declining but still two-thirds of sex offenders in state prisons have victimized children and 30 percent have assaulted more than one child. Allen said that additionally 100,000 kids are trafficked for sex in this country, many of them leaving their homes voluntarily with a predator who has lured them or they are targeted out of the child welfare system. “(Sex trafficking) is not just a problem on the other side of the world, it’s a problem in U.S. cities and the victims are U.S. kids,” Allen said. Allen said one of his first cases with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which he also co-founded, was 7-year-

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a decade. In 1995 she was kidnapped by a neighbor who had told her that he could help get her written works published. He told her he would take her to see a publisher and she got into a car with him and dozed off, waking to find herself tied up. He took her to Houston, changed her name, cut and dyed her hair and made up a back-story that she would live by—she was his daughter and her mother and brother had been killed in an accident. For three and a half months he kept her in a back room of a motel where he had got a job. He repeatedly beat her and sexually and psychologically abused her. A woman in the motel recognized Jessyca’s kidnapper on an episode of “America’s Most Wanted” and called the authorities which led to her recovery and her kidnapper’s arrest. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Mullenberg Christianson had to go through several surgeries to repair her jaw as she had been so badly beaten. She suffered psychological trauma and had trouble with bullies at school. Despite her hardships in dealing with the resulting trauma, she was able to graduate college and got married. Although she was told she would likely not have children due to her abuse, she is now the mother of two. She said she is forever grateful to John Walsh, who created “America’s Most Wanted” after his son Adam Walsh was kidnapped and murdered in 1981. She is also grateful to the woman who had the courage to make that phone call. “Be involved in your community and if you come across a situation where something feels wrong, con-

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tact the authorities,” Mullenberg Christianson said. “You never know whose life you could be saving.” Be brave With the abduction and murder of her daughter Samantha, Erin Runnion went through every parent’s worst nightmare. She was able to turn her tragedy into a powerful legacy for her child with The Joyful Child Foundation, a non-profit dedicating to preventing child sexual abuse and abduction. Samantha was kidnapped in 2002 out of her front yard in Orange County, when a man asked if she would help look for a lost puppy. Runnion said the media called that summer of 2002 the “Summer of Abductions” because Danielle Van Dam’s murder trial had just begun in San Diego and Elizabeth Smart had been missing for months. Runnion said that Samantha had once asked her what she should do if anyone tried to take her. “I really believed that never happens…I was wrong,” Erin said. “She was playing outside for less than five minutes. It was 11 days before she turned 6 years old, I had a trunk full of birthday presents.” Her body was found the day after she was abducted. Alejandro Avila was sentenced to death for murder and sexual assault in 2005. Looking for any kind of answers in her grief, Runnion went to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was shocked to find out that there were 58,000 non-family related abductions in the country. Samantha’s extreme case was “only” one of 115 annually where the children do not come home. “One in five girls and one in 10 boys are being sexually abused. That is pandemic,” Runnion said. “It takes all of us to stop it…I ask you to find a way in your daily life to do what you can do to make the world a safer place for children and a safer place for you.” The AMBER Alert system was enacted in California just days after Samantha’s murder and in its first month recovered 12 children and 96 children the rest of the year. Runnion said the law enforcement training, resources and awareness to combat these crimes is always improving but it’s up to children and youth to “Be brave,” like Samantha scribbled on the bottom of many of the drawings she left behind. “Recognize that you are worth protecting,” Runnion told the teens in the audience. “The largest number of victims are teenagers and most of you know the perpetrator…No one has the right to hurt you or make you uncomfortable.”

“Monsters” online Of the 13 missing children on the posters on the stage at Cathedral, there was only one who came home alive: Alicia Kozakiewicz. She was 13 when she was abducted but now 24, Kozakiewicz is using her voice through The Alicia Project to share her story nationwide. “These are so important,” Alicia said, gesturing to the posters. “Pay attention to them please.” Kozakiewicz befriended her kidnapper in an online chat room and she was “groomed” and manipulated by him. “He told me what I wanted to hear,” she said The Internet predator persuaded her to meet him offline and in January of 2002 and she got into a car with a “monster.” He took her from her home in Philadelphia to Virginia where he kept her chained. She was raped, beaten and tortured for three days. She got her “miracle” and was rescued when her abductor broadcasted her abuse online and another man reported it to the authorities. “We don’t want this to happen to your families, we all have to play a part to keep each other safe because the monsters are real,” said Kozakiewicz, who spoke at the forum with her mother Mary Ann. Kozakiewicz said those monsters could already be in your home, through children’s computer screens and on their smart phones. Kozakiewicz has thrown herself into the effort of educating others and lobbying for effective Internet safety legislation. She has testified before Congress and successfully lobbied Alicia’s Law, an initiative to build capacity and funding to combat crimes against children. Alicia’s Law has passed in Virginia and Texas and Kozakiewicz would like to see it passed in all 50 states. She additionally does work nationally as the founder and president of Alicia’s Project, an Internet safety and awareness program. At last week’s forum, she led an Alicia’s Project breakout session for the teens in attendance. As 93 percent of 12-17 year olds go online now and 73 percent of teens have cell phones and social networking sites, it’s important to educate youth about being responsible with the snippets of information or photos they are posting online or sharing electronically. One in 25 youths have received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact. Panel member Joe Laramie, an administrator at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Computer See SAFE, Page 19


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Visitor Center opening a milestone for Del Mar Village Association BY CLAIRE HARLIN While the Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) has for years made itself visible through efforts like event signs on streetlights, decorative lighting during the holidays and pedestrian signs with business listings, the organization will now become a much more prominent pillar in the community with the opening of the Del Mar Community & Visitor Center. The January opening at 1104 Camino Del Mar, Suite 1, across from City Hall fulfills a longtime dream of the association, said DMVA President Mathew Bergman, adding that he hopes the visual landmark will bring awareness to the DMVA’s efforts, such as the 20 memorial benches that were installed around town in 2012 and the 15 downtown trash and recycling cans that help keep the streets pristine and litter-free. The nonprofit is made up of residents and business owners who are dedicated to enhancing the Village while preserving the community’s history and character. “The community knows us from events like the tree lighting, the Art Stroll and the Summer Solstice event,� said Bergman, owner of the Del Mar Plaza’s Folio Design. “That’s where we have visibility, but the things we do, people think it’s the city sometimes.� The DMVA is planning a grand opening celebration on Feb. 21 at the visitor center, which is open on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with extended hours during the spring and summer. DMVA staff will provide information on hotels, dining, special events and activities in Del Mar at the center, where commemorative products and gifts such as holiday ornaments, wine glasses, license plate frames, water bottles and signature Del Mar surf wax, among other items, will be sold. On display will be Village walking maps, visitors guides, restaurant menus and downtown community and special events information. Bergman said opening the center would not have been possible if it were not for the

CV Community Planning Board elections in March An election for eight seats on the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will be held March 28. Seats up for election include: •Neighborhood 1, currently held by Rick Newman •Neighborhood 3, currently held by Nancy Novak •Neighborhood 5, currently held by Debbie Lokanc •Neighborhood 6, currently held by Chris Moore •Neighborhood 10, currently held by Laura Copic •Business representative seat, currently held by Jill McCarty •Investor representative seat, currently held by Rodney Hunt •Developer representative, currently held by Allen Kashani To see the map of the neighborhoods, visit cvsd.com/cv-neighborhood-map. In order to be a candidate, an eligible member of the community must have attended two complete board meetings in the last 12 months before the election. The deadline for filing as a candidate is prior to the close of the February regular board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28. The planning board meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library. — Karen Billing

idea of former DMVA President Walt Beerle, a former resident, who “knew everyone,â€? Bergman said. “He was the vice president at Union Bank and just the salt-of-the-Earth greatest guy you will ever meet,â€? said Bergman. “It was amazing to see him at community functions talking with everyone. Him being sort of a hub allowed him to understand residents and property owners, and he could put business owners’ desires back into the DMVA and make things happen.â€? Bergman said Beerle is not only a symbol of the benefit he hopes the visitor center will provide in Del Mar, but it is especially sentimental to fulfill Beerle’s longtime dream of having a downtown visitor center — a “milestoneâ€? for the DMVA, Bergman said. Bergman said it’s very organic how things get done in the DMVA, with residents sharing concerns with the board and the board making ideas happen. “We don’t trumpet our success; we just put our heads down and work hard,â€? said Bergman. “So many people don’t recognize or understand what we are doing but at our board meetings are representatives from every aspect of the community ‌ People on the board really have the

community’s well-bring at heart and so many ideas come together in that forum.� In addition to efforts such as events and beautification, the DMVA is also instrumental in serving as a voice of the business community, bringing issues to the City Council or speaking up on decisions affecting local business. He hopes the new visitor center, in addition to helping guests, will serve as a place where locals can voice their ideas and concerns to the DMVA. “The visible presence will help us offer a point of contact for the DMVA,� Bergman said. Residents interested in volunteering at the new center should call (858) 735-3650, email info@delmarmainstreet.com or visit www.delmarmainstreet.com.

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Doctor helps disadvantaged children through charity, running Local pediatric ophthalmologist raises funds for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts BY KATHY DAY Running his personal best of 1:48.21 in the recent Carlsbad Half Marathon put a smile on Carmel Valley physician Greg Ostrow’s face. But he said he wasn’t quite as pleased with himself in terms of his fundraising efforts for his favorite charity, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. In an interview in his Carmel Valley office before the race, he said he wished he could have raised more money for the nonprofit that provides reconstructive surgery and other healthcare services for disadvantaged children. He gathered about $400 in donations, but one of the “heroes” of the Fresh Start team that ran in the Carlsbad event raised about $5,000, he said. “It’s sad — they are horrible cases … but we do a good job and it feels good” to help them, he said. A pediatric ophthalmologist, Ostrow has been involved with Fresh Start since 2009 when a friend asked him to volunteer because they didn’t have anyone in his specialty working with the organization. Since then he’s served on its medical board and last year became a board member — and he has provided more than $50,000 in donated care and a number of surgeries. “I see on average one Fresh Start kid a week in my office for various eye exams and treatments,

Stacy and Greg Ostrow stand outside their home with their daughters. and only a small percentage go on to surgery,” he noted in an e-mail. Many have issues that can be corrected with glasses, exercises, patching or other treatments. The most recent case involved Karla, a 6-year-old born with a tumor that blocked her vision and made her unable to lift her eyelid. Called neurofibromatosis, the disorder is genetically inherited and causes tumors – usually benign — to grow throughout the body. Karla’s family had a limited income, was uninsured and unable to find a specialist who would care for her so they sought help from Fresh Start. With patients around the world who are either actively in the program or being considered, Carlsbad-based Fresh Start not only provides the care but also transportation, food, housing and medications, Ostrow noted. “The staff, nurses and doctors

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kins. Stacy’s grandfather, who practiced at UCLA, was well known in the field of dermatopathology. Although he had planned to specialize in neurosurgery, he said he found the rewards greater in pediatric ophthalmology. “I like kids – I’m kind of a kid myself,” he said. “I get to play all day and I learn jokes to tell my daughters.” In addition to his work at Scripps, he is an editor for International Ophthalmology Clinics and has written portions of several books, including a chapter on The Pediatric Eye Exam in “Harley’s Pediatric Ophthalmology.” A dedicated researcher, he is an investigator for the NIH-funded Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), according to the Scripps Clinic website. It’s apparent he likes his work — and he also likes sports. In fact, he said, every several years he picks a new one to tackle. He surfs, snowboards and climbs mountains, but his current passion is long-distance running. This year’s goal, which he’s out to achieve with friends, is what he called the “Triple Crown.” That’s three local half marathons: Carlsbad, La Jolla and America’s Finest City. As if that’s not enough, in the fall he and a group of other doctors and friends will do a Rim-to-Rim-toRim run at the Grand Canyon. After that, he said, he may give triathlons a try although “ocean swimming is an issue.” When he’s not thinking about sports or work — or how to raise more money for Fresh Start – Ostrow may be found in the kitchen. A gourmet chef who particularly likes making sushi, he said he

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Carmel Creek 4th graders earn public speaking graduation diploma

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Carmel Valley Middle School students win spot on All-State Honor Band BY CLAIRE HARLIN Five students at Carmel Valley Middle School have achieved a top honor in their musical craft — winning a spot on the All-State Honor Band, which more than 1,000 middle school students tried out for statewide. Pictured clockwise from top left are Esther Kim, Joo Seung Kim, Chae-Yoon Baek, Emily Jeong and Jessica Chun, a two-time winner. Baek, a seventh-grader, has been practicing clarinet under Frank Renk for two years, as has Chun, an eighth-grader. Jeong has been playing the clarinet for four years under instructor Vladimir Goltsman; Esther Kim, an eighth-grader, has been playing flute for four years under Elena Yarritu; and Joo Seung Kim, a seventh-grader, has been playing under Jim Reed for three years. The five students were the only try-outs from Carmel Valley Middle School, so Music Director Scott Drechsel said it is quite an honor for all the students to make the band — a large group of winners in comparison to many other schools. “We have some really great players here at this school,� he said. “If you have high expectations, they will meet the expectations. They give me what they can and we have a mutual respect.� As part of the honor, the students will be one of about 100 kids in two all-state bands to travel out of town for a performance and days of intense rehearsal. The students will travel to Fresno, in addition to practicing for a regional festival next month, Drechsel said. “They are going to see a lot of great players,� he said. Chun added, “The people there are really inspiring.�

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San Diego Jewish Academy student honored for helping children in need BY JOE TASH Jacob Kornfeld was a middle-schooler on a mission — he wanted to help children in impoverished countries as a project for his Bar Mitzvah, a comingof-age ceremony for Jewish youth when they turn 13 years old. Jacob, now 14 and a student at San Diego Jewish Academy in Carmel Valley, was searching online when he came across an Israeli-based group called Save a Child’s Heart, and he knew he had found his cause. “I love what they stand for. They save the children regardless of their religion or ethnicity,” Jacob said. Jacob raised $17,000 for the nonprofit group that performs life-saving heart surgery on needy children. On Thursday, Jan. 31, he was honored for his contribution at a special assembly at his school attended by Dr. Arie Schachner, vice president and co-founder of Save a Child’s Heart. “He serves as a role model for other children,” said Schachner, a professor of cardiac surgery at the University of Tel Aviv, who presented Jacob with a framed proclamation in

Right: Jacob Kornfeld with Dr. Arie Schachner, vice president and co founder of Save a Child’s Heart. front of a crowd of the teen’s fellow students and teachers. In an interview, Jacob said his project had to embody a principle from Judaism called tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase that means, “repairing the world.” Save a Child’s Heart was founded in the mid1990s by Schachner and the late Dr. Ami Cohen, who immigrated to Israel from the United States.

The group brings children with heart defects to a medical center in Holon, Israel, where volunteer surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals perform operations and oversee the children’s recovery. Since the group was founded, it has helped more than 3,000 children from 44 developing countries, many of them from Arab states, including the

Palestinian territories. Because the operations are done by volunteer, it costs only about $10,000 per child for the life-saving treatment, Jacob said, which covers transportation, hospitalization and post-operative care. The nonprofit group has built a home where the children and their families live before and after the surgery. Therefore, the money Jacob raised was nearly enough to provide operations for two children. Jacob said he spent more than a year on his project. He sought donations from friends, relatives and community members, and also organized a talent show at his synagogue — Jacob played the piano during the show — which netted $2,000 to $3,000. He also contributed some of the money he received as gifts at his Bar Mitzvah. Jacob, who wants to go into a medical related field, said he plans to continue raising funds for Save a Child’s Heart, and he encouraged other kids to help the less fortunate. “The littlest contribution can help. Saving a life makes me feel like I’ve done so much for the world. It makes me feel so good and I think every-

Mohammed Kaware is a one and half year old Palestinian child who was directly helped by Jacob Kornfeld’s contribution to Save A Child’s Heart. body should be able to ex- nurses from developing countries, so they can care perience that,” he said. Jacob’s father and for children with heart mother also attended the problems and also teach assembly. “I’m very proud others to do so, Schachner of him, and that he has said. “We are building taken on this responsibility of tikkun olam,” said Gary bridges. Medicine is a currency for building peace,” Kornfeld. Before speaking at the Schachner said. Save a Child’s Heart San Diego Jewish Academy, Schachner spoke to doctors was brought to San Diego at Rady Children’s Hospital through the Israel Start Up in San Diego, encouraging Nation Series by Stand them to volunteer with With Us, a global Israel education organization. Save a Child’s Heart. For more information, In addition to performing operations, the visit www.saveachildsheart. group trains doctors and org

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Literary Society author’s first published novel — ‘Rules of Civility’ — a New York Times best seller BY JOE TASH Amor Towles was in his 20s when he wrote an idea for a novel on a matchbook cover and threw it into a drawer. Twenty years later, he came across the scrap of paper. “I said, Let’s do this, this is gonna be a good one.” By that point in his life, Towles was in his 40s and working for an investment firm in New York City that he had helped found. While he found his day job “intellectually stimulating,” he had been writing fiction on and off since he was a child, and so he set to work on a novel based on his idea, which in turn was triggered by the works of renowned photographer Walker Evans. Towles, now 48, was January’s featured author at the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society luncheon held at the Grand Del Mar Resort, where he spoke about and read from his first published novel, “Rules of Civility,” and told stories about his hometown, New York City. In an interview before his appearance, Towles recounted how, as a young man, he had been fascinated by a series of portraits Evans had snapped using a hidden camera while riding the New York City subway in the late 1930s. The idea that occurred to Towles was about a character who saw the photos decades after they were taken, and recognized someone the character had known in his or her youth. Towles’ novel — published by Viking — tells the story of Katey Kontent, a young woman coming of age in New York in 1938, as the country is struggling to recover from the Great Depression and immediately before the start of World War II. The book chronicles Katey’s chance encounter with a young banker named Tinker Gray, and her “year-long journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool toward the upper echelons of New York society and the executive suites of Condé Nast,” according to the book’s jacket description. “Rules of Civility” was published in hardback in 2011, and in paperback last year, and remains on the New York Times best seller list. Although Towles has written numerous short stories and a novel he “didn’t like,” he had published only one

Joseph Cornell to Henry David Thoreau. His list of influences even includes such entries as bars, cafés, the Chrysler building, cooking, Paris and pasta. One reason for such a long list of influences, Towles said, was that he began writing his novel in his 40s, after being a “student of culture” for decades. Young writers just starting out may be motivated by one or two major influences, he said, but, “It’s totally different when you’re 45.” Towles retired from the investment firm at the beginning of this year, and is now devoting himself full time to writing. He has finished a novella about a character from “Rules of Civility,” which he said he will send to anyone who contacts him at his website, www.amortowles.com. And he’s about to begin writing a new novel on a completely different subject, which he said will take several years. In the meantime, he sold the film rights for “Rules of Civility” to Lionsgate films, and will consult on the director, cast and screenplay. But he doesn’t plan to be deeply involved with the film. “I need to go write the next book. That’s my job,” he said. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

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Congratulate your senior and support Dollars for Scholars with a sign and balloons Do you know any seniors graduating from Torrey Pines High School? Make them smile by giving them a “Congratulations TPHS Grad” yard sign and balloons. “Congratulations TPHS Grad” is a 18 X 24 yard sign and gold mylar balloons. The sign and balloons will be delivered and placed in the front yard during the week before graduation. A gift card which says “GOOD LUCK AND CONGRATULATIONS” will accompany each delivered order. Deliveries will be made only to Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. Anyone wishing to order the yard sign without balloons and delivery must pick up the order at the school on Tuesday, June 12, between the hours of 2:30 and 6 p.m. All proceeds go to support TPHS Dollars for Scholars Senior Scholarships. To place your order, please visit www.tphsdfs.org.

SD chapter of Veterans For Peace needs donations for homeless veterans The San Diego chapter of Veterans For Peace, a national 501-C-3 veterans educational organization, recently gave out its 1,500th sleeping bag set to a homeless person sleeping under a thin blanket on the 8th Street sidewalk next to the old Post Office in downtown San Diego. Veteran chapter members of all five military services continue to solicit public donations, buy sleeping bag sets in bulk, and distribute them late at night in the homeless “communities” in downtown San Diego. A sleeping bag set consists of a warm sleeping bag, a nylon stuff-sack, and a rainproof poncho, and costs the chapter $33 each (less than half of retail) in bulk orders. Learning that 25-40 percent of the homeless downtown are veterans, the chapter began this humanitarian campaign after asking homeless veterans what items would most improve their life and the lives of others on the street. Donations are always appreciated, and may made on line at www.SDVFP.org or checks may be made out to “SDVFP” and mailed to 12932 Sunderland Street, Poway, CA 92064. Donors will receive a card of thanks and a 501-C-3 receipt for tax purposes. Chapter veterans make all the late night distributions personally, and 100 percent of donations go to buy gear, as there is no overhead involved. For more information, please call 858-342-1964.

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Applications are now online at www.ccadfs.org for Canyon Crest Academy seniors to apply for the 2013 Dollars for Scholars scholarships. Scholarship recipients, selected based upon school and community involvement, scholastic achievement, and personal commitment, receive awards beginning at $500 that they apply to higher education tuition and fees. “Last year, scholarships totaling $28,000 were awarded to 47 outstanding CCA seniors,” said Beth Broussalian, CCA Dollars for Scholars president. “This year, we are currently at 55 percent of our goal to award a total of $30,000 in scholarships. While some scholarship funds are raised through sales of CCA student directories and graduation leis, we rely for the majority of scholarship funding on the generous

The CCA Dollars for Scholars Volunteer Board. donations of CCA families, alumni, and friends of the Carmel Valley and San Diego community.” Individuals and businesses may make a tax-deductible single donation of any amount or establish a corporate scholarship of $500 or more. They may designate a scholarship for a major in a particular discipline, or to remember a loved one or friend. CCA Dollars for Scholars welcomes matching donations from employees’ businesses. Donations made to CCA Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, a 501.c.3 corporation, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and are awarded to CCA students who plan to attend a two- or four-year university or college, vocational or technical school. For more information, visit the CCA Dollars for Scholars website at www.ccadfs.org.

Megan Hastings named to Dean’s List at Duke University Carmel Valley native Megan Hastings, a student at Duke University, was named to the Trinity College of Arts & Science Dean’s List with Distinction for the Fall 2012 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List with Distinction rank in the top 10th of their college. Megan is a 2012 graduate of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and is majoring in Public Policy with a Certificate in Markets and Management at Duke. (Right) Megan Hastings

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MAYOR continued from page 4 and recreation in college, Nichols first got involved in the community by serving on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission more than 10 years ago, and his input on public projects slowly started to gain him the trust of city leaders. Margaret Schlesinger, who served as the first mayor of Solana Beach when it became a city in 1986, said she started hearing Nichols’ name being suggested as a viable candidate for city council by movers and shakers around town, so she met with him one day before his 2006 candidacy to get an idea of whether their goals were in

February 7, 2013 line. “We talked about our visions for the city, and he told me what he hoped to accomplish, and it sounded like he’d be a great candidate,” said Schlesinger, who has been active in the community for decades. “He seemed like he really caught the spirit of what we were trying to do when we became a city, when San Diego was dumping big development on us. I think it was his idea of being protective, keeping Solana Beach the way it is, that really made me confident in him.” Schlesinger said Nichols, one of the youngest residents to ever join the council, has fully understood throughout his two terms the vision that she helped draft in the city’s first Gener-

al Plan — and Nichols said revisiting that plan this year for the first time in 25 years is a council priority he looks forward to. “When you read the plan that was written a quarter century ago and everything they talk about as far as how to develop the city, those forefathers should be applauded,” said Nichols, adding that updating the General Plan will come before the council during the next few months, with a workshop tentatively scheduled for Feb. 21. “I hope in 25 years people will be just as inspired as I was when I first read the plan.” Schlesinger said she has been impressed that Nichols’ humble influence in the city spans beyond the council chambers.

“He really helped renew the Plaza area [by Fletcher Cove]. It was his idea to take all those palms trees out and open up that beautiful view from Lomas Santa Fe,” she said. “And look what he did for Fletcher Cove. It was just an asphalt parking lot, not nearly as friendly to the beach as what’s there now.” Nichols has taken a passionate interest in the ongoing construction on Highway 101 as well, he said. While employed at M.W. Peltz, he was the project manager and lead designer on developing the Highway 101 Master Plan for the city in 2005, prior to his service on the city council. The document he was responsible for has since become the basis for the design that is being constructed today.

“As a council member, I continued my focus on this project and dedicated hundreds of hours to continue the development of these plans,” he said. “The result of this project will strengthen the long-term economic sustainability of our community and create a vibrant, energetic business district along the corridor. It will also provide a very pedestrian-and-bicycle friendly environment and have many aesthetic enhancements to complement our community character.” On the council’s radar is also the future development of a mixed-use project at the train station property at the corner of Cedros Avenue and Lomas Santa Fe, and Nichols said the project is becoming more and more

likely as negotiations with the North County Transit District continue to progress. He said he’d like to see the “next big project” in the city create an “east-to-west streetscape beautification that would create a ‘rail trail-like’ pedestrian and bicycle corridor from Highway 101 up to Highland Drive.” Nichols will serve as mayor until December, and his term on the council ends in 2014. For upcoming city meetings and an additional biography on Nichols, visit the city’s website at www. ci.solana-beach.ca.us. Information on Nichols’ landscape architecture work is available at www.nicholsdesigngroup.com.

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Former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott to present motivational speech at benefit for TPHS Baseball Program The Torrey Pines High School Foundation will present a motivational speech by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott titled “Perseverance & Overcoming Adversity.” The event, which will benefit the TPHS Baseball Program, will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at the TPHS Auditorium. Event schedule: 6 p.m., motivational speech; 7 p.m., private reception. Private reception attendees will be provided with a signed copy of Jim Abbott’s book, “Imperfect: An Improbable Life.” Ticket Options: 1. $25: Speech only; 2. $100: Speech and private reception for one family member; 3. $150: Speech and private reception for two family members. Register now, for tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/322313 Jim Abbott was born Sept. 19, 1967, in Flint, Michigan without a right hand. He was an All-America hurler at Michigan; won the Sullivan Award in 1987; was the pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988; and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees versus Cleveland (Sept. 4, 1993). Abbott played for 10 seasons on four different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999. Abbott has worked with The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) on several initiatives encouraging businesses to hire people with disabilities. Today, in addition to often being a guest pitching instructor during spring training for the Los Angeles Angels, Abbott is a motivational speaker.

CCA senior Claudia See among winners of Young Artists Competition The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) recently announced the winners of its 53rd annual Young Artists Competition, which was held on Jan. 26 on the University of California, San Diego campus. Twenty-six contestants, ages 14 to 28, from San Diego County and Baja California competed for cash prizes in vocal and instrumental categories. Among the winners was Canyon Crest Academy senior Claudia See, 17, clarinet, in the instrumental category’s “Most Promising” division. For more information, visit www.lajollasymphony.com.

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Sycamore Ridge Math Club excels in recent competition The Sycamore Ridge Math Club recently participated in the AMC8 (American Mathematics Competition) for students in the 8th grade and below. Yearly, 150,000 students worldwide participate in this competition. Math Club coordinator Carol Moon prepared the students for the competition with weekly meetings covering a variety of math topics that were on the exam. The Sycamore Ridge Math Club performed exceptionally well in the competition, according to Moon, with the following results: •Two of Sycamore Ridge’s students — Tristan Shin and Derek Liu — scored in the top 5 percent in the world. Derek Liu is a second grade student. They received special recognition for their achievement. •Sycamore Ridge received a special school team achievement award for earning a team score of 50 or more (the sum of the top 3 scores). •Sycamore Ridge was the only elementary school in the Del Mar and Solana Beach school districts to participate in this competition. Sycamore Ridge was also one of only two elementary schools in a 20-mile radius that participated in the event. •Sycamore Ridge had 22 students who participated, ranging from 4th grade to 6th grade. • Worldwide, only 1,039 students who are in the 4th grade and below participated (10 at Sycamore Ridge), as compared to 150,000 total number of students worldwide who took the exam. •The worldwide median score was 10 correct out of a 25 question difficult exam. The participants are typically 7th and 8th graders. Sycamore Ridge’s average was a 9.2 with nine students scoring above the median. For the rest of this year, the club will continue by working on fun math topics and preparing for next year’s AMC8. Moon, who has two children at Sycamore Ridge and is a full-time mathematician, said, “I thought it was important to get a math club program going at Sycamore Ridge, and get children exposed to fun math topics. I wanted to especially influence young girls into loving math and being confident about their abilities in mathematics.”

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Education Matters/Opinion

Watchdogs wanted to monitor school bond money disbursements BY MARSHA SUTTON This may be local education’s most boring, yet perhaps most imMarsha Sutton portant, lead in a column ever written: “Applications are now being accepted for those interested in serving on San Dieguito Union High School District’s Proposition AA Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC). Information and the application form are available now on the district’s website [http://www.sduhsd.net/]. Anyone wishing to serve has until Friday, Feb 8 to complete and submit an application.” It may not sound sexy, but there are thousands of people residing within the boundaries of the San Dieguito district who’d be very grateful if residents with knowledge and experience would offer their time and expertise to be a watchdog and protect how millions of

tax dollars are about to be spent. The narrow passage of Proposition AA in November allowed San Dieguito to issue $449 million in bonds, with the requirement that an oversight committee be formed to monitor and ensure proper expenditure of taxpayer money and report to the school board and the public on its findings. The ICOC has two primary functions: 1. To ensure that bond revenues are expended only for the purposes of construction, renovation or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities. 2. To ensure that no funds are used for any employees’ salaries or other school operating expenses. Meetings of the ICOC are public, subject to the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act and held quarterly. The committee is required to issue regular re-

ports. These reports, meeting minutes and all documents will be part of the public record and made available on the district’s website. Members must live within district boundaries and are appointed for twoyear terms without compensation. Applicants need to file a Statement of Economic Interests form with the Fair Political Practices Commission, which will be made public. Applicants also need to explain why they would like to serve on the ICOC, provide their qualifications and educational background, state membership in any civic organizations, provide a list of community service, and be willing to attend all meetings. The ICOC must have no fewer than seven members, and must include someone from each of these five categories: • An individual in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization

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• An individual active in a business organization located within the district • An individual active in a senior citizens’ organization • A parent of a district student, who is active in a parent-teacher organization • A parent/guardian of a district student Eric Dill, San Dieguito’s associate superintendent of business services, said the San Diego County Taxpayers Association is assisting the district in finding qualified candidates for the taxpayers category. And a business organization, he said, can be a Chamber of Commerce or Rotary Club, for example. The senior citizens group, however, is more difficult to quantify, he said. “They have to belong to some organization that represents senior interests,” he said. And it can’t be AARP. An example, Dill said, might be a retirement community located within the district that has a Homeowners Association. SDUHSD trustees will hold a special school board meeting on Feb. 12 to interview all the candidates, deliberate in public, and make the appointments. Anyone who can contribute their expertise is encouraged to apply. Internal management team To monitor and coordinate the projects to be funded through the passage of Proposition AA, the district will bring the oversight work in-house rather than hire outside program management companies. Dill said this will save the district millions of dollars and cost half as much as using outside firms. At the Jan. 17 board meeting, the SDUHSD board reviewed an item to create this in-house team “to oversee and manage the financing and construction of bond-ap-

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proved projects.” There is precedent for this. When the district was engaged in planning and construction of Carmel Valley Middle School and Canyon Crest Academy, Dill said the district’s planning department employed seven people. It now has two. Four positions are being reclassified and/or created: facilities planning analyst, construction contracts analyst, construction projects information technician and construction & facility projects coordinator. The first two are updated job classifications and pay $66,197 to $84,633 annually. The second two are new positions that pay $42,535 to $60,016 annually. Construction will continue over the next eight years, Dill said, beginning this summer with the “easy projects” that can be done more simply and “don’t require state approval,” he said. La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad will get technology upgrades, including increased bandwidth and infrastructure work. Dill said Torrey Pines High School, with a blend of technology, also has limited bandwidth and needs infrastructure upgrades, but LCC’s is more outdated so that will take priority. At TPHS, 2013 work will include stadium lighting, fire road improvement and a water main replacement. The parking lot at Diegueno Middle School and the grass field at Oak Crest Middle School, both in the northern part of the district, will also get attention this year. CEQA exemption for CCA Despite some complaints that bond money should not be used for athletics, the artificial turf and fields at Canyon Crest

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This letter was written to the Del Mar City Council and submitted to this newspaper for publication. Mr. Mayor and City Councilmembers This letter is in response to a letter addressed to you by Mr. George Conkwright that was also published in the Del Mar Times on Jan. 31. The stated purpose of his letter, and paid advertisement in the same issue, was “Del Mar parking ordinance must change” and he welcomed any other explanation. This is my other explanation. I have always agreed with Mr. Conkwright that the City Planning Department has continually misinterpreted the Del Mar Zoning Ordinance by twisting the normal use of the English language, as required by the local and state laws, or flagrantly overlooking the relevant facts in allowing most — if not all — of the uses he has cited. Obviously, the past actions of the City contributed partly to the lack of parking that the City is notorious for. But, the City finally enforced the Del Mar Zoning Ordinance against Mr. Conkwright when he proposed new uses of his property at 1201 Camino Del Mar, because the new uses did not comply with the parking space requirements of Del Mar. Bravo for the City, finally! It is also interesting to note that Mr. Conkwright has failed to include the Prep Kitchen, located on his property, in the list of restaurants approved in the past by the City that didn’t meet the number of parking space requirements. When the Prep Kitchen space was approved in 1995, the required number of spaces for the property was 51, but only 42 were legally provided, leaving a shortage of nine. The changes to the parking ordinance Mr. Conkwright proposes, and

which were included in the proposed Specific Plan that was overwhelmingly defeated, would reduce the number of parking spaces required in Del Mar and create a bigger parking problem! Surely, that is not what we want, just to have more restaurants and bars in Del Mar. Or, is it? Our current parking requirements are similar to those in other cities, so reducing the number of spaces required on-site would result in just one thing – moving more parked cars into the residential areas! We don’t need to change the Parking Ordinance. What we really need is compliance with the adopted Parking Ordinance, and provision of off-street parking lots, as called for in the adopted General Plan. Ralph Peck Del Mar

Enough gun show craziness BY BUD EMERSON How much more gun violence do we need before the Fair Board steps up and takes a stand on the gun trafficking they sponsor with five gun shows a year? So far not one board member has even asked for something that is so offensive to our community be put on their agenda at least for discussion, even if they don’t have the courage to take action. This is a powerful illustration of how unaccountable to the public this appointed body is. Letters, testimony, a petition with more than 1,500 signers, city council resolutions — none of it means anything to them. They are a law unto themselves, feeling no obligation to explain themselves to the public. This board’s unwillingness to even discuss the issue is an insult to citizens struggling with horror and grief at what is happening to our children because of a gun culture that has grown out of control. Shame on them for hiding from the public and pointing their fingers elsewhere for others to take action. Yes, it is a complicated problem requiring action at all levels of government and society. But each of us has a moral obligation to take whatever action we can, whether as a parent, physician, teacher, or fair board appointee sponsors of gun proliferation. Nothing less than our own children are at stake.

According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010, gun-related injuries accounted for 6,570 deaths of children. Seven deaths per day among kids 1 to 19 years of age. Gun injuries cause twice as many deaths as cancer, five times heart disease. We cannot continue to do the same things we have been doing and expect a different result. It is unacceptable to do nothing different when we know it has not been working. The Fair Board must do its part. It is not a legal issue but a moral issue. Gun shows send a terrible message to our children, the glorification of guns. Gun shows, with their festive aura, are a toxic element that subtly attracts young, impressionable new customers to grow the market for the gun industry. Gun shows are part of the industry’s well documented marketing effort to lure young people to guns Fair Board, it isn’t good enough to say your hands are tied. The Fair Board sets policies and makes choices all the time about appropriate events on these familyoriented public lands. (No smoking, no drugs, no porn...) Nor does excluding gun shows from the 22nd Ag. District impair the 2nd amendment rights of citizens. There are plenty of remaining venues where firearms can be bought or sold. What kind of a society are we? It is time to dial back our obsession with guns, starting here in San Diego County. Let’s ask these Fair Board members to examine their consciences and show some moral leadership.

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Relocating to Del Mar from San Francisco 14 months ago has proven incredible for my young family. With friendly neighbors and beautiful views, we love Del Mar. Despite the warm reception to the community, we were astonished by the lack of respect of both local and visiting drivers. I write to you in hopes of raising awareness of the excessive speed of traffic we have witnessed. Our house is located just off 8th Street. Many locals and visitors use our street as a bypass to and from their house and the village. Our quiet residential street is unsafe with cars traveling at excessive speeds. We have contacted the local offices of both the Sheriff and San Diego Police Department. They have both been receptive to the issue and have followed through with stepped up speed control. Our love for Del Mar continues but, unfortunately, our frustration with the lack of respect of local speed limits has grown. I dread the day a car collision occurs or, worse, a pedestrian is hit due to drivers traveling at unsafe speeds. Please help maintain the peaceful existence of this amazing beach-side community by slowing down. Thank you. Scott Shelly Del Mar

More post-election fallout, One Paseo BY GORDON CLANTON Random snapshots and potshots in the backwash of the election ... Following Barack Obama’s re-election, voters in 20 states, mostly in the South and West, have filed petitions to secede from the union. Of course, it takes more than a petition for an actual secession to take place. “I think it would take a civil war, frankly,” said Georgetown law professor David Cole. “If I’m not mistaken, this was tried once before.” Meanwhile, San Marcos columnist Kirk Effinger has endorsed the idea of redrawing the boundaries of San Diego County to create a new, separate North San Diego County. Effinger adds that the only thing better “would be to figure out how to secede from California.” A Florida policeman was forced to retire after telling other officers he would volunteer to assassinate President Obama. He said that if an order came to kill Obama, he “wouldn’t mind being the guy.” He also said he didn’t care if a nuclear explosion killed everyone in the Northeast because they supported Obama. Across the country, gun sales are booming in the wake of Obama’s re-election, especially for semi-automatic assaultstyle weapons and for high-capacity clips and magazines. In Del Mar, after 20 children were killed in Connecticut, a grassroots group and the Del Mar City Council petitioned the Del Mar Fair Board to stop the gun shows that have come quarterly to the Fairgrounds for 22 years. The board declined to end the shows, citing the money they bring. Looking ahead: The greatest potential threat to our local quality of life is the One Paseo proposal for a 1.4 million square foot shopping center along Del Mar Heights Road, just east of Interstate 5. To see the future of I-5 at Del Mar Heights Road, just visit I-805 at La Jolla Village Drive — some of the worst traffic in the region. It would be like race and fair seasons all year long. And during race and fair seasons it would get worse. One Paseo traffic would choke Carmel Valley, but also would spill west into Del Mar Hills/Heights/Terrace and into the city of Del Mar, dramatically increasing travel times to and from homes and businesses in all these communities. New congestion on Del Mar Heights Road would increase police and fire response times for residents of Del Mar Hills/ Heights/Terrace, who have Del Mar addresses but who get police and fire protection from the city of San Diego. Get informed. Get involved. Watch this space. Visit http://www.whatpricemainstreet.com/. Gordon Clanton teaches sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at gclanton@mail.sdsu.edu.


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Letters to the Editor/Opinion New Congressional faces positioned to have an impact BY CONGRESSMAN SCOTT PETERS It is my distinct honor to serve California’s 52nd Congressional District as a member of the 113th Congress. I thank you for this humbling opportunity, and thought I would give you an update after the first few weeks. Many of you have asked what it’s like to be in Congress. Is it cool, or fun, or overwhelming? Is it intense and busy? Well, yes. It’s been all of those. We have had orientation sessions where we have met our new colleagues, learned about Congressional process; received briefings about policy issues from both partisans and from academics. We have been assigned our offices in DC. We have begun to assemble our staffs in Washington and in our districts. I have been assigned to two committees of particular importance to San Diego: Armed Services and Science, Space and Technology. And I have taken the cross-country flight a number of times, still trying to figure out the best way to deal with the time zone change. There are a lot of us new faces – 85 first year members out of 435. Of these, 49 are Democrats – that means that one quarter of all Democrats in the House are brand new. By our sheer numbers, our class is positioned to have an impact in Congress on both sides of the aisle. I’m also encouraged that my colleagues from both parties are so thoughtful and accomplished. We bring a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to Congress, and we have a wide range of views. However, there is one experience we all share. Every one of us heard the same thing last fall from the voters who hired us: stop the political games in Congress and start the problem solving. If we can all remember and follow those marching orders — and given how many of us received them — we can help make change. Already, we have seen signs of bipartisan cooperation. To avert another “fiscal cliff,” I joined members of both parties in delaying a fight over the debt ceiling and adopting “No Budget/No Pay.” This is the concept I supported in my campaign last fall, that if Congress can’t adopt a budget, they shouldn’t be paid. This week, we have also seen encouraging announcements about bipartisan immigration reform from the Senate and President Obama. I think those proposals emerged only because Washington received a loud and clear message about cooperation in November, here and across the country. We are far from declaring victory in our effort to make a broken Congress work, and we have a lot of hard problems ahead of us. I can only promise what I did in the campaign – I will work hard every day with everybody to make Congress work again to support opportunity, prosperity, health and a bright future for San Diego, Coronado, Poway and the United States.

SAFE continued from page 6 Forensics Lab, said parents need to pay more attention to their children’s digital lives. “I’m not talking about being a spy parent but being an involved parent,” Laramie said. “Know where they are and who they’re hanging out with.” Laramie said when sitting next to their child as they text, a parent should ask who they are texting with, maybe even ask to say hi to their friend. “Freak them out,” Laramie said. He said a person on the phone or on the computer is no different than someone being in your home and parents have a right to say hello and find out who they are. Panel member Darryl Foxworth, a San Diego FBI agent, advised parents to keep an eye on their children’s cell phone bill and activity. He said to ask kids for their friend’s phone numbers and keep a list of known numbers. “Look at the pattern of calls, times and durations,” Foxworth said. Know the new rules One of the panel members was Dr. Daniel Broughton, a professor of pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Roch-

ester, Minn. In 1981, after the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh, Broughton served on the steering committee of the first national conference on missing and exploited children and was a founding board member of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Broughton talked about how the old standby rules that parents teach to children perhaps need to be revised. Broughton said that one of the rules is to beware of strangers; however, knowing that the people that take advantage of children are rarely strangers, he said that advice seems “woefully inadequate”. He said parents often also teach children not to be a tattletale, which can play directly into the hands of predators who thrive on secrecy. Another rule taught to children that plays right into the hands of predators is “do what adults tell you”— something Jessyca Mullenberg Christianson said she had in mind when she was victimized continually by adults in her life — she thought it was normal. Broughton advised a new set of rules for children that could keep them from becoming a target: • If you’re not with your parents, be with kids your own age. Never be alone with an adult with no

other kids around. • Your parents need to know where you are. Let them know where you will be. “It’s hard with teenagers because they’re genetically incapable of doing what they said they’d be doing at the beginning of the night,” Broughton joked. “But when those plans change, they need to let parents know about those plans and parents have an obligation to let kids make those changes…if parents don’t go along with the changes, those phone calls will stop.” • Encourage children to trust what they feel is right. If something feels wrong or if something happens, talk to parents or a trusted adult right away. This is especially poignant looking at those statistics of one in five girls and one in 10 boys who are sexually assaulted and the one in three who actually report it. “Secrecy can last hours, minutes or an entire lifetime,” Wilson said. “Make it OK for them to come talk to you. Take the power away from the predator.” Runnion agreed with the advice. “We’re so socialized to be polite it can be difficult to be assertive. Teach children it’s OK to be assertive, it’s not rude. Say no and mean it,” Runnion said.

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Del Mar to St. Petersburg, Rotarians Unite BY EMILY FIGUEIREDO, PUBLICITY CHAIR The Rotary Club of Del Mar is reaching across the world to unite and partner with the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, Russia, in promoting and serving for peace. This exciting new partnership will make the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg a “Sister Club” with our local Rotarians and will develop a relationship of cultural understanding, worldwide service efforts and project support. When Del Mar Rotarian Marty Peters traveled to Russia last year, he realized there is great potential for collaboration. Peters said, “We can develop worldwide trust between fellow Rotarians and truly be a family of Rotary for peace. Much like what we were able to accomplish with our former Sister Club relationship with Beijing a few years ago.” Peters refers to the Del Mar Rotary Club’s previous partnership with the Rotary Club of Beijing, China. This relationship enabled the Del Mar community to support the Gift of Life project for heart surgeries on children in need. The collaboration had a simple and similar start – a member of the Del Mar Club visited China and asked how he could help them – and from this smooth beginning, a path was paved for many Chinese children to receive reconstructive heart surgery compliments of new friends in California. Similarly, the Rotary Club of Del Mar hopes a Sister Club relationship with St. Petersburg will improve the lives of many Russian children in need of therapy and care. At

BAN continued from page 1 individuals who have or may commit violent gun crimes. Although Councilman Al Corti voted for the resolution, he said he would like to get more of a community consensus on such measures before bringing them before the council. But in the case of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, he did say he believes there is ample support in Del Mar.

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concerns and suggestions from the community. The council has requested SANDAG’s participation, and asked that the first meeting take place this spring. “Construction impacts from a project of this magnitude could be substantial,” city officials wrote in the letter, signed by Mayor Terry Sinnott. So far, SANDAG, in conjunction with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is only requiring a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, and the City of Del Mar asked in its letter why a combination NEPA/CEQA is not being conducted, as the project “may have local or state funding for its implementation, could involve portions of state lands at the fairgrounds and is directly impacting the local jurisdiction.” Councilman Al Corti, who recused himself from the issue and provided input as a resident living in close

present, there are over 13,000 disabled children in St. Petersburg and over 5,000 children have serious movement and speech disturbances. Unfortunately, and unlike the opportunities in San Diego County, there is only one facility to support these in children in all of St. Petersburg. The Arevik Center for creative Rehabilitation and Medical Pedagogic was started in 1995 and is currently serving more than 500 disabled children, most of which are orphans. The Arevik Center supports youth from infancy through 21 years and older by focusing on a variety of cognitive development treatments for the younger children, and older children receiving a focus on education, employment and independent living. The Rotary Club of Del Mar has made their first effort of supporting their new Rotary family members by providing about $2,200 to procure a power stabilizing wheelchair and lift that can be used for transporting children in the Arevik program. The wheelchair will allow for children to have greater mobility and practice some standing while being supported in the chair which is an important component for rehabilitate treatment. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Del Mar’s service efforts across the globe and here in North County San Diego, please visit www.delmarrotary.org or join us for lunch on Thursdays at noon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar.

Mosier, referencing the bill, said American children less than 15 years old are 12 times more likely to be killed by a gun than a child in another country would be. He also said the likelihood of a child dying from a gun-related cause is a third higher than the likelihood of a child dying from cancer. “This is totally unacceptable,” he said. “We are talking about an assault weapon ban, but the amount of gun violence in the country is totally unacceptable.”

He added that, as a city leader, he feels an urgency to do whatever he possibly can in the situation. Sinnott also said he feels the bill “represents a lot of people’s desires,” and that at first he wanted to support anything he possibly could do to reduce gun violence. “However, we don’t need a resolution to support Sen. Feinstein’s bill,” said Sinnott. “We can all do that individually.”

proximity to the proposed project, said he is concerned that SANDAG is not looking at all its options, which a CEQA review would require. “They should at least study the alternatives,” he said. “And one of those alternatives would be to do nothing.” He also said SANDAG should have to mitigate any impacts of the project under CEQA as well. While the project as proposed should improve tidal flow and improve the habitat of the San Dieguito River because the bridge spans will be wider and higher, there is also concern on the council that the project is so close to the protected lagoon. “There’s an environmentally sensitive area to the north and also wetlands to the south,” said Councilman Don Mosier, adding that the project may involve constructing concrete walls, earthfills or other elements that could have a big impact. The city also urged SANDAG to coordinate with other projects in the area in order to combine resources

or do joint studies. For example, the city is initiating feasibility studies for the replacement of Camino del Mar Bridge west of the rail crossing, according to the letter. The San Dieguito River Park JPA is also planning trails along the banks of the river, and city officials want to ensure recent restoration efforts by Southern California Edison be protected. The estimated $100 million project will add about a mile of new rail track through Del Mar and Solana Beach and include the construction of a special events platform that will provide train access to the Del Mar Fairgrounds certain times of the year. SANDAG and Caltrans have so far secured about $10 million from local TransNet taxes and Federal Railroad Administration funds designated for rail improvements. Technical and environmental studies are set to take place through 2014 and additional meetings will be held throughout 2013, according to SANDAG.


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Longtime Solana Beach studio TRC Gymnastics continues to thrive BY KAREN BILLING Since running TRC Gymnastics in Solana Beach for the last 20 years, Darryl Davis estimates he’s seen just about every kid in the area in his gym. He credits the longevity and popularity to the fact that they love what they do and through positive word of mouth from children and parents the families just keep coming. With nearly 600 kids a week taking classes and 440 on the waiting list, TRC (which stands for The Rolling Company) had to open up its second location in Sorrento Mesa to recreational classes. The Sorrento Mesa location opened in 2009 and was slated to be specifically for TRC’s competitive team training, but TRC has become so busy that they decided to open it up for more classes and get more kids off the waiting list and into the gym. “I have a vision of doing this forever and having classes there is a big part of its success,” said Davis. “It’s exciting for me to see the class program developing over there…I want to see lots more kids go through and fall in love with the sport.” There are several levels of programs for kids at TRC, including a happy gym with a bouncy floor, apparatuses for kids of all sizes and paintings of tumbling

BOND continued from page 17 Academy and San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas will be improved this summer. “The field projects at SDA and CCA are relatively quick and easy projects to get started and accomplish, and will bring those two physical education and athletic spaces into parity with the conditions at our other two high schools,” said Dill, who estimated the cost for each to be about $3 million. Seating is also part of those projects, he said. The district claims these two track-and-field projects are not subject to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. At the Jan. 17 board meeting, the board was asked to authorize Dill to execute and file Notices of Exemption for Track and Field reconstruction at CCA and SDA. Objectors have 30 days after filing with the County Recorder to challenge the exemption. The Notice of Exemption describing the CCA work states: “Reconstruct Academy stadium including artificial turf and track, bleachers, concession stand, and restrooms – to increase safety and provide ADA compliance and reduce water use.”

monkeys on the wall. They do Mommy and Me classes for children 18 to 24 months, Kindergym for children 3-5 years old, open gymnastics for preschoolers, girls and boys gymnastics up to age 13, a high school program, and a program just for tumbling for a variety of skill levels. Just starting in January, TRC also now offers a cheer program to introduce students to the tumbling, stunting and flying involved in the growing sport. TRC’s competitive gymnastics team is by invitation-only. Davis prefers to develop his competitive team from kids who have moved up the ranks at TRC with great success. The TRC team competes statewide and nationally. Davis grew up in the Los Angeles area and really started gymnastics by accident. On a rainy day when he was a high school sophomore, they gave students the choice to do gymnastics indoors or be out in the rain. Davis chose the gymnastics as he didn’t want to be in the rain and had already taught himself how to do a round-off back handspring while he was bored in the outfield during baseball games. “I fell in love with it,” said Davis, who would letter in the sport by the next year. “In the 11th grade I told my

The reason given for the exemption states: “Replacing/reconstructing an existing facility, with construction of limited small structures with minimal alteration to land; involves minor addition to an existing school within existing grounds with no increase in student capacity.” New middle school Also scheduled for 2013 is site acquisition for a new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch, to serve the growing PHR population and alleviate overcrowding at Carmel Valley Middle School. “We are in negotiations with Pardee on the purchase contract,” said Dill, who hopes to conclude negotiations by this summer. Since both parties are in closed-session discussions over the property and it could “compromise our negotiation position with the developer,” Dill would not disclose the district’s budget to buy the land. Land was set aside years ago for this school by Pardee Homes in the early stages of PHR development. At the time, an option was given to the district to purchase two parcels adjacent to Canyon Crest Academy, at its southeast and southwest corners. The six- and seven-acre parcels are both dirt lots cur-

Darryl Davis has run TRC Gymnastics in Solana Beach for the last 20 years. PHOTO/KAREN BILLING parents I wanted to be a gymnastics coach and own a gym one day.” Being a coach just seemed to be in his nature — as just a junior in high school, he developed an after school program for five Los Angeles elementary schools. He competed in college at Arizona State University (floor exercise and vault were his specialties) at the same time as being a 19-year-old head coach in differ-

rently. The east side is for the middle school while the west side will be for eventual expansion of CCA. Dill said the middle school will accommodate about 1,000 students but will be built in two phases – Phase 1 for about 500 students and Phase 2 for another 500. Phase 1, he said, will take longer to build, because common areas and administrative buildings will need to be constructed in this phase. Design work and approvals are expected to take about 18 months, and another 18 months to complete Phase 1 of actual construction. Dill said he hopes to prep the site in 2014, which will include relocating the CCA fields to make room for the new school. Actual middle school construction would begin in 2015 for Phase 1’s 500-seat classroom building, with Phase 2 adding another 500 seats in 2020. The district’s best plan is to open in 2016, but “we are closely watching housing permits in the south end of the district as that activity could affect the timing of the new middle school project,” he said. — Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr. com.

ent gym. He founded The Rolling Company in 1983 as a mobile gymnastics program. “I borrowed mats and solicited classes in the back room at a Montessori school, at a synagogue and even a golf club,” Davis said. Davis eventually moved back to Los Angeles, where he coached at University of Southern California and ran a gym in Palos Verdes. He moved to San Diego with his wife and spent two “crazy” years running the gymnastics program at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center and commuting back to LA to train his old team and do private lessons. He finally accomplished his dream of having his own gym when he opened up TRC in Solana Beach in 1992. He started with a 1,500-square-foot facility and about 15 kids. Within the first month he grew to 150 students. TRC expanded five years ago so it is now a 9,500-square-foot facility, serving nearly 600 kids. The Sorrento Mesa location offers an additional 1,300 square feet. Davis knows the lines about gymnastics helping to teach kids self-esteem, discipline, and commitment, but he sees his gym as having the responsibility to serve his community. There’s less PE in school and kids need the room to move and play.

“When I was a kid, I was turned loose with my friends to ride bikes, climb trees and go exploring. A lot of kids don’t have that anymore because of the environment we live in today, they don’t get the chance to play like that,” Davis said. “This gives kids some of that stuff back. Kids that don’t get outside a lot, they get the experience to jump and tumble.” Davis said while he can be strict with his competition team — he takes a “goofball” approach with the younger kids — he likes to do karate poses and tease them and act like a 55-year-old “grandpa.” “For the most part I play because I love what I do and I know the kids like it,” Davis said. Davis said he has taken gymnasts to the national championships six or seven times in 40 years and had only two compete at the international level. “I’m not under the false perception that every kid I have is going to the Olympics. To me, there’s more important things than that. I’ve had close to 10 people that I coached when they were kids bring their kids to me. That’s fun,” Davis said. “I want to generate an organization that lives long past me, long beyond my years.” To learn more about TRC, visit trcgymnastics.com

2013 Arts Alive Unveiling Reception is Feb. 16 The 2013 Arts Alive Unveiling Reception is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at 1950 N. Coast Highway, Leucadia. This art event is free and open to the public. The 101 Artists’ Colony, Cardiff 101 MainStreet, and Leucadia 101 MainStreet present this art exhibit every year and this year marks the 14th anniversary of Arts Alive. After the unveiling, all 101 original paintings will be displayed from the light standards starting at La Costa Blvd. and continuing south to Cardiff by-the-Sea along Historic Highway 101. The exhibit will come down just before the final Live Auction in the Cardiff Town Center on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. Silent bidding is kicked off at the Unveiling Reception where bidders can write-in bids on the spot and then bids may be called in to Leucadia 101 MainStreet at 760- 436-2320 until the Live Auction on May 26. All 101 paintings will be revealed at once shortly after noon so get there early to witness this display of art and meet some of the artists. Visit www.artsaliveencinitas for more details about the exhibit.

Local residents named to Dean’s List •Solana Beach resident Jonathan MacLeod was recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William & Mary for the fall 2012 semester. In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester. • Solana Beach resident Stephanie Cowles has been named to the Fall 2012 Dean’s list at Hofstra University.

Al Gore to speak at UCSD on Feb. 10

Former U.S. Vice President and New York Times bestselling author Al Gore will speak at Mandeville Auditorium, on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., on the UC San Diego campus. After discussing his new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Gore will answer questions from the audience and sign book copies. Books and tickets may be reserved by calling (858) 454-0347. Copies may also be picked up at the event starting at 6 p.m., though a paper ticket is required to receive the book. — Admission is $35 for one ticket and a copy of the book, and $50 for two tickets and one copy of the book. For more information, visit warwicks.indiebound.com/event/al-gore

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Top left: Coach Dave Altman, Head Coach Trent Tracy, Coach Jon Choy; Middle left: Jake Altman, Zach Isaacman, Brandon Choy, Nathan Samudio, Harris Feinman, Owen Reily; Bottom left: David Miramontes, Clark Caspersen, Danny Eisendrath, Nathan Lesher.

Surf and Turf 12 and under junior tennis team wins championship

Del Mar Powerhouse 8U Tournament ‘Kick-Off’

The Surf and Turf 12 and under junior tennis team recently won the United States Tennis Association San Diego division championship. The Surf and Turf Team Bagel went undefeated for the season and won their division, defeating the Pacific Sports Resort Blue Dragons team. Pictured with Coach Shelley Susman are team members (left to right): Kate Aizen, Paul de Barrios, Katrina Stender, Jamie Anzai, Maxim Pogorelov, Justin Chong and Anna Mozhaeva. Second photo is team member Angela Sadovnikova. Team members not pictured are Maxim Podakov, Daniel Rudi Hayes, Polina Ester Privorotskiy and Nathanial Siry.

The Del Mar Powerhouse 8U baseball team recently competed in their first ever tournament, traveling to Pomona for a one-day Superbowl Saturday Showdown. Facing strong competition, the team went undefeated in pool play to secure a spot in the Championship game. The boys battled hard to come home with a runner-up finish. Coach Trent Tracy said, “There were so many make it or break it situations where our players had to rise to the occasion, and they did.” In its 12th year of operation, Del Mar Powerhouse offers competitive baseball programs for children ages 7-14 in the Del Mar, Carmel Valley, RSF and surrounding areas. This year, Powerhouse is fielding eight highly competitive teams and is playing in tournaments throughout the western U.S. Tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will be held during the third week of June. Visit www.delmarpowerhouse.com

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New soccer league Borussia Del Mar set to begin BY KAREN BILLING New soccer league Borussia Del Mar is gearing up for a Sunday soccer league beginning on Feb. 14. Called Tommy’s Champions League for Kids, the soccer league will run five Sundays at Solana Highlands School through March 24 for ages 5 through 14. Participants will explore the history of Europe’s Champions League, work on soccer basics and drills, and play four vs. four mini-games on lined fields with goalkeepers. Participants will also receive a Borussia Del Mar Tshirt and an official Champions League patch. Borussia was developed by Tommy Maurer, who spent 13 years with the Del Mar/Carmel Valley Sharks as a coach, assistant director of the older boys program and director of the recreation program. He decided to go out on his own with a new league last year. The focus of Borussia is on player development with a training center he hopes to establish by March. “I’m not as concerned with gaining teams because I feel there’s plenty of that for young players in this area,” Maurer said. It is his hope that a

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Al Bernotas, retired Marine and founder of the Red Nose Run presents checks to Stephanie Rudeen, Amanda Thompson (Fresh Start) and Laura Castellvi (Semper Fi).

Support of Red Nose Run truly appreciated Borussia Del Mar founder Tommy Maurer, center, with children at one of his soccer camps. small staff of “excellent” coaches will help train the players through private and group lessons. “I want to gain the trust of all the local clubs. I could see three Shark, three Surf and three Manchester players all coming together,” Maurer said. “They could get influenced by different coaches and the different players, learning different playing styles— that’s the big focus.” He doesn’t want his center to be just “glorified private lessons” but a way to really help the players’ games progress. He thinks his training center is where Borussia could fit in and be a value to the soccer community in the area. “I want to find the right space where we can work with all the leagues and not step on anyone’s toes,” Maurer said. “The beauty of being out on your own is you can reshape and retool your program a lot as needed. I’m glad I chose to go this way because of the opportunity to add something new.” With the backing of sponsor Bumblebee Tuna, Maurer is also working on developing a Samba Soccer League for seniors. “One of my favorite things to do is work with older people that need a new kind of exercise,” Maurer said. “Getting them to enjoy the game of soccer to the best of their capabilities, I really think that would be a cool thing.” To sign up for Tommy’s Champions League for Kids, visit borussiadelmar.com

On behalf of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts for Kids and the Semper Fi Fund, the Low and Slow Running Club of Del Mar extends its sincere thank you to all of the numerous contributors/ sponsors/volunteers for helping to raise over $16,000 through the 2012 Red Nose Run. Since 1992, it is the support of many individuals and businesses, which has enabled a small local running group to raise nearly $200,000 over the years in support of Fresh Start and the Semper Fi Fund. While space only allows us to list the major contributors and sponsors; we say to all: Well Done, Thank You and God Bless!

Pacific Marine Credit Union CMR Risk Insurance Coseo Properties DelMar Thoroughbred Club Bernotas Consulting James Knutson Poseidon Restaurant Lou & Anita Shaw Frogs Encinitas Josepho Group Del Mar Lifeguards Insider Mortgage Radio 91X Solid Gold Board & Brew Del Mar Fire Department

February Events Stay Well with Scripps Scripps is committed to keeping you and your family well all year long. Here are some of our upcoming events. Living Lite Weight Management Monday, February 11; Tuesday, February 12; or Wednesday, February 13 All classes are from 6:45–8 p.m. Learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight in this weekly, skill-based and highly structured behavioral support program. Cost: $48. Call for locations. Women and Heart Disease Friday, February 15, 10:15–11:45 a.m. Join Scripps advance practice nurse, Kristin Dixon, for an update on cardiac concerns for women. Cost: $2.50.

Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. Bariatric Surgery Information Monday, February 18, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Join Mark Takata, MD, and William Fuller, MD, to learn more about weight loss options. Free. Location: Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Great Hall. Bladder Basics and Incontinence Wednesday, February 20, 12:30–1:15 p.m. Join us to learn more about urinary incontinence, including typical urination

habits, causes of incontinence, exercises and lifestyle changes. Free. Location: Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in the Vons shopping center across from hospital. Just What IS a Heart Attack? Wednesday, February 20, 6 p.m. What is a heart attack and why does it happen? Who is at risk? Join Scripps cardiologist Martin Charlat, MD, to learn about heart attack symptoms, treatment options and prevention. Free. Location: Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, Encinitas.

For more information and to register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).


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3905 Corte Mar De Brisa

Call 858-395-7525 for showing $1,099,000 Stunning Spanish style hacienda located in a quiet cul-de-sac on an elevated lot with westerly views. This warm inviting home boasts maple hardwood floors and Spanish tile throughout the downstairs, volume ceilings with multiple lead glass windows offering plenty of natural light. Gourmet kitchen offers large center Prep Island with bar seating, granite countertop, Spanish tile backsplash, walk-in pantry & convenient built-in desk niche. Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Sq. Ft. 3,238

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Kitchen Shrink offers wrap-up on February’s favorite sweet. See page B21

LifeStyles Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Spike and Mike Festival of Animation returns for 30th year. Page B2

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Artwork surfaces Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO & President Deborah Condon, Chair of the Board Brent Rivard and Paul Palmer.

Strategic leadership move at Big Brothers Big Sisters; More Big Brothers needed Paul Palmer, CEO/president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, spent the last 10 years growing the agency from serving just 230 children, to 1,707 children last year, and increasing critical revenue to serve more children. He has developed new programs and initiatives to serve some of San Diego’s most vulnerable children. Palmer decided that as of Jan. 1, 2013 he would change his role with the agency to become the full-time senior vice president of the agency, to focus on finding men willing to become Big Brothers and finding resources to fund the Big Brother/Little Brother matches. Deborah Condon, executive director and COO of BBBS of SDC, has been appointed by the board of directors to succeed Palmer, allowing him to focus on these two critical needs. Palmer’s connection with the San Diego community spans more than 40 years. Prior to BBBS, Palmerl spent 30 years in radio; beginning as an on-air personality in Baltimore and Washington, followed by management roles at KDKA-Pittsburgh and WIND-Chicago. In 1972, Palmer came to San Diego, and for the next 22 years, he was VP/General Manager of KFMB AM and B-100 FM Radio. He believes his network of friends, media, community and business leaders will be up to the challenge of partnering with BBBS to assure that hundreds of little boys who need and want Big Brothers will find them and that the agency will have the financial resources to support the Big/Little Brother matches. Condon’s 30-plus plus years of non-profit management experience, including five years with BBBS has poised her to take the lead of the agency. She and the entire BBBS Board of Directors are 100 percent behind Palmer’s choice to zero in finding new funding and more Big Brothers, and behind her as the new CEO to lead the agency into the future. “It is the desire of everyone at BBBS to devise

See BROTHERS, page B22

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From start to finish: Andrew Cullum carves a dolphin, bottom, from a 15-foot stump, left, located near the bluffs on 10th Street in Del Mar. COURTESY PHOTOS

Resident commissions woodworker to convert dead tree into dolphin

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hen Del Mar resident Jack Jaeger moved to his home on 10th Street in 1981, there was a huge, full Monterey cypress tree across the street, one of many left from the late 1800s when 10th Street was Del Mar’s cypress-lined main street. But over the years, the tree died and withered, eventually snapping in two after a storm last year and leaving a 15-foot-tall stump. “I have always had a thing for those cypress trees. They live to be 120 years old and they have been a beautiful statement in the area,” said Jaeger. “Then, they die away and leave a big beautiful skeleton.” Jaeger said he stared at that big cypress stump for more than a year, taking in its natural arc that he said looked like a dolphin emerging from the water, before he decided to actually share that visual image with the community. After collecting some contributions and blessings from his neighbors, Jaeger commissioned local woodworker Andrew Cullum to carve the stump into a work of art — in the form of a dolphin — a gift to passers-by and neighbors made from a formation he considered to be a natural gift in itself. After several meetings to discuss Jaeger’s vision and 10 full days of carving and chainsawing, Cullum wrapped up the wood sculpture in mid-January, but the project didn’t come without challenges. “I started carving into it and found it was totally rotted out,” said Cullum, who was born, raised and is still living in Encinitas. “The inside was powder and there was a lot of termite damage. We had an idea of exactly what we wanted, but we had to change it.” Cullum redrew plans and resumed work, and said Jaeger was completely understanding of the road block. “When he saw the condition of the stump, he said, ‘So, are you going to make lemonade?’” Cullum said. “It goes along with the saying, ‘If life gives you a lemon, are you going to make lemonade?’” Cullum’s tallest project to date ended

successfully in the contemporary form of a dolphin protruding into the sky, the backdrop of the ocean to fall behind it for years to come. And the longtime artisan said he enjoyed bringing his 9-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, to the worksite, watching whales and sunsets and dolphins with her as he completed his work from high atop the scaffolding. Jaeger described the finished work as “amazingly beautiful,” a sight that people continuously stop and gawk at. “The sun sets right through it,” Jaeger said. “It’s magic.” The source of that magic doesn’t just happen overnight. Cullum has been working with wood as far back as age 9, when he said he would chisel away at blocks in his backyard under the training and inspiration of his father, who taught 6th grade in the Encinitas

Buy Your Love some Land! Carmel Valley 1-acre Custom Home Site with Ocean View! RE/MAX Distinctive 1217 Camino Del Mar / Del Mar Village

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February 7, 2013

Spike and Mike Festival of Animation returns for 30th anniversary spectacular

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY ASHLEY MACKIN The Spike and Mike Festival of Animation is back for the 30th year, running Feb. 9 to March 30, at its home in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. Not to be confused with the “Sick and Twisted” event, the Festival of Animation will include 11 days of film screenings from animators nationwide — all suitable for ages 10 and older. (For dates, times and tickets, see the “If you go” box.) Its creator, Craig “Spike” Decker, said the Festival of Animation “tends to be more Oscarwinning and more artistic … more of a highbrow show, if you will. There is a heavy emphasis on humor, art and entertainment, just fun films with a lot of award-winning film styles and techniques.” The films screening at the festival have earned accolades worldwide, including Academy Award nominations and wins, Comic-

‘Bunny’ Con International awards, as well as awards from international film festivals. The Academy Award winners being shown include “Bunny” by Chris Wedge (who also made “Ice Age”) with music by Tom Waits; “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase” by Joan Gratz; “For the Birds” by Ralph Eggleston of Pixar Animation Studios; and “Creature Comforts” by Nick Park of “Wallace and Gromit” fame. There are also festival surprises that will be kept secret until the day of their screening. Decker said one of which, (an Oscar winner) is the best film in the festival.

Being an anniversary year, Decker said there will be a variety of animation styles featured to reflect the evolution of animation — including traditional handdrawn cell animation, clay model 3-D animation, puppet animation and computer-generated animation. Some of the films Decker said he’s most excited to screen include “Paths of Hate” from Poland, and “Loom” from Germany, because they feature “extraordinary technique in animation like nothing I’ve ever seen before.” Also garnering some excitement is “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase,” which Decker called “an absolute stunning, beautiful, masterpiece of work.” It features clay on glass. Pointing out their “impeccable track record” for bringing in good films, Decker said it was at past Festivals of Animation that viewers first saw the works of Andrew Stanton, the director of “Finding Nemo;” John Lasseter, director of the “Toy Story” franchise

and early pioneer of computer-generated animation; and early works by Tim Burton. This year, two celebrity directors will make an appearance, complete with question-and-answer session and autograph opportunities. Those attending the festival on Feb. 9 and 10 will have the chance to meet David Silverman, director and producer of “The Simpsons” and “The Simpsons Movie.” Silverman, who admits being fine with the Simpsons fanaticism he’s often met with, said he was happy and honored to be coming. “I hope to bring (to the festival) enthusiasm for the Simpsons, some laughs, answer burning questions, evade burning questions and perhaps offer further insight as to how we make the show.” Another animation innovator, Rich Moore, director of the Oscar-nominated “Wreck-It Ralph,” will attend on March 1 and 2.

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What: Spike & Mike Festival of Animation, screening 20-22 animated shorts Schedule: Feb. 9 at 7 and 9:15 p.m., Feb. 10 at 5 and 7 p.m., Feb. 14 at 7:15 p.m., Feb. 15 at 7 and 9:15 p.m., Feb. 22 at 7:15 p.m., and Feb. 23 at 7 and 9:15 p.m. and March 1 at 7:15 p.m., March 2 at 7 and 9:15 p.m., March 8 at 7:15 p.m., March 15 at 7:15 p.m., March 22 at 7:15 p.m. and March 30 at 7 and 9:15 p.m. with screenings of all films each day Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla Tickets: Available at spikeandmike.com up until an hour and a half before each show. General

‘Guard Dog’ admission $15; groups/seniors $12; museum members $13; celebrity days $20 Perk: Festival attendees can receive 15 percent off their meals at Herringbone, 7837 Herschel Ave., by showing their festival receipt. Additional sponsors include Puesto and Burger Lounge.

Whale Watching Adventures

$5 OFF To receive the $5 discount, mention this coupon when you RSVP by phone or bring it to the Flagship ticket booth. Expires 4/14/13

For reservations, call 619-234-4111

Now through April 14 9:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. & 1:30–5 p.m. Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! 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

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Barbara and William Chamber Concert Series

Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen

Parker Quartet

March 29 – 31, 2013

Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Ben Vereen showcases a unique artistry combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and a very special homage to Sammy Davis, Jr. Featuring hit songs such as "Defying Gravity," "Mr. Bojangles" and "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries."

Hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award–winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.

Buy your tickets today! Tickets start at $40 (858) 550-1010 LaJollaPlayhouse.org

Tickets: $40 member/$45 nonmember (858) 454-5872 www.ljathenaeum.org/chamberconcerts

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. The Auditorium at TSRI

Internationally recognized for his electrifying performances, Mr. Grosvenor is one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world. Don’t miss his performance featuring works by Bach, Chopin, Scriabin and Beethoven.

(858) 459-3728 www.LJMS.org

Eleanor Antin: Conversations with Stalin Thursday, February 7 > 7-8:30 PM

Join us for a reading and performance by Eleanor Antin as she lures us into her comingof age memoir--Conversations with Stalin. Impatient with the timidity of the current publishing world, Antin is now bringing her new memoir directly to the public through a series of performance/readings. www.mcasd.org Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037


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February 7, 2013

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Local brothers keeping it real with new restaurant Real Food & Spirits BY CLAIRE HARLIN Mark Urquhart, owner of new Solana Beach restaurant Real Food & Spirits, literally puts the “hospital” in hospitality. Of his years working in medical sales, he said one of the biggest lessons he learned was that simple comforts, such as good reading material and snacks, provided for women in the mammography ward translated into more business throughout the hospital. “Easing pressure and stress, and understanding women are taking time out of their day to do something for themselves, that’s what resonates,” said Urquhart, a Solana Beach resident who was born and raised in the Del Mar area. “The woman is the decision maker in families and social circles. When you appeal to a woman’s senses, she brings her friends and family in.” After four years of planning and location-searching, Urquhart and his brother, 25-year-old Colin, opened the restaurant’s doors at 124 South Solana Hills Drive, Solana Beach, on Jan. 19, and the family-focused, femalecentric business model has already gained a following of repeat local guests. “There’s no greater compliment than repeat business. In such a short time already, we’ve had people return, sometimes even twice in one day, and it’s all by word of mouth,” said Urquhart, 35. “The menu was written so that people can keep coming back.” The brothers offer something for everyone — a robust salad menu and light wood-fired pizza, artisanstyle pizza that’s great for take-out, gelato for the kids, and house-ground burgers with applewood smoked bacon in the meat. “As much as we are trying to bring light pizza fare to the women, we wanted to contrast that with something for the guys,” said Urquhart. “Our burgers are a spin-off of the Slater’s 50/50 with chuck shoulder and bacon, not overly heavy with tons of flavor.” Every aspect of the menu and design of Real Food & Spirits had a lot of thought put into it, Urquhart said. For example, a big screen TV plays vintage black and white films instead of sports, in order to encourage connection and conversation, and an eclectic mix of French, Italian and big band music from a bygone era adds to the nostalgia. “We aren’t trying to

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dominate the atmosphere or people’s attention with a TV,” he said. “We will play sports on big days like the Super Bowl, but 95 percent of the time we will have vintage movies on to set a certain ambience.” The pizza selection was also given a great deal of thought. The brothers sampled pizza shops all around San Francisco for years while Colin was studying economics there at Santa Clara University and Mark frequented the area on business. They also attended Tony Gemignani’s International School of Pizza, where they learned the art of authentic Napoletanastyle pizza, which is characterized by a light, delicate dough fired in 90 seconds under a hot flame. For years Mark returned to the San Francisco pizza school to assist Gemignani, a two-time Food Network gold medalist and author, with his classes. The restaurant is equipped with a high-temperature wood oven for the Napoletana-style pizza, which is best served in house, as well as another commercial gas and wood oven for the artisan-style pizzas that the brothers recommend for take-out. Being situated within walking distance of St. James Parish, Skyline Elementary, the Boys and Girls Club and many homes, the brothers wanted to be sure to cater to families with their menu and take-out offerings. “We are right in the epicenter of it all,” said Mark Urquhart. “This really is very much like an urban setting where families can walk to the neighborhood restaurant.”

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An Independent and Assisted Living Community 850 Del Mar Downs Rd Solana Beach, CA Real Food & Spirits offers an extensive menu of seasonal salads. And not only do the brothers want to cater to families, but they want their own business to grow on their own strong family values. “We have an intrinsic trust which can be scarce in any business,” said Colin, a Torrey Pines alumnus and Carmel Valley resident. “We have very good communication, and one thing that’s great is that even if we have disagreements, we know we are coming from the same place and have the same goals in the end.” Being family-focused and flexible in their offerings is what Mark said makes the restaurant “real,” just as the name suggests. “We aren’t a chain and we aren’t a commodity product,” he said. “Real Food & Spirits is something that encapsulates buying local, tasting as food should taste with nothing shipped from overseas. It’s also the brand identity — real authentic, real sincere, real service — it holds us to a standard.” For more information, visit www.realfoodandspirits.com or call 858-7937325.

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Royal India ■ The Vibe: Elegant, romantic

■ Take Out: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Lamb Shank, Lamb Rack, Chicken Pineapple Coconut Curry, Chicken Malai Korma

■ Happy Hour: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

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■ Patio Seating: Yes

Chicken Tikka Kabab features boneless pieces of chicken breast marinated in yogurt, spices and herbs.

■ 3860 Valley Centre Drive, Carmel Valley ■ (858) 792-1111 ■ royalindiadelmar.com

■ Open Since: 2012 ■ Reservations: Yes

Sculptures like this one are placed within a stone wall at Royal India.

■ Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Friday, 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday

Lamb Rogan Josh is a boneless lamb dish with a curry sauce of onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and almonds.

Indian restaurant offers guests a chance to dine like royalty BY KELLEY CARLSON here’s a mini palace among the stores and restaurants of the Piazza Carmel Shopping Center. Step inside Royal India — owned by Jagdeep (Jag) Kambo and his brother Sandeep (Sam) — and guests will find arches, a stone wall with a waterfall, sculptures and paintings of Indian women in bold, vivid colors. The majority of the entertainment is Bollywood-inspired, from background melodies to music videos on the corner TV, although patrons can also occasionally catch a major sporting event. Nighttime becomes romantic with soft light cast from elegant chandeliers and candles. But this regal experience is about more than the decor — the food commands just as much attention.

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“San Diego had either good food or goodlooking restaurants,” Jag said. “Sam and I wanted to bring both under one roof.” So far, it appears to be a successful blend. Royal India also has locations in the Gaslamp District and a “curry in a hurry”type set-up in University Town Center. To create fare for their establishment, the Kambo brothers, who also serve as executive chefs, turned to their mother for inspiration and use her recipes. “You won’t find some of the dishes at any other Indian restaurant,” Jag said Entrees range from mild to very spicy, but the majority of them can be adjusted for the customer’s preference. Among the milder dishes is the Chicken Pineapple Coconut Curry, while the hotter ones include Chili Ginger Masala with ginger, green chilies,

onions, bell peppers, herbs and spices. Various types of meats are served and one of the house favorites is the Lamb Shank, a delicate dish that is roasted for eight hours. Customer Dileep B. of Washington, who recently dined at the restaurant, endorsed the Lamb Rogan Josh, a boneless lamb cooked with a curry sauce of onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and almonds. “It’s very tender,” he said. Another popular selection for meat eaters is the Chicken Tikka Masala, featuring boneless chicken roasted in a tandoor (clay oven) and cooked with a blend of creamed tomato curry and spices. According to Jag, Royal India does carry Halal chicken, permitted under Islamic guidelines found in the Quran. Plenty of seafood options are available, as well, from

salmon and mahi-mahi to shrimp and lobster. Royal India is vegan-friendly, too. Examples are the Aloo Gobi, consisting of cauliflower and potatoes cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and spices; and the Bengan Bhartha, an eggplant roasted in the tandoor that is cooked with peas, onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes, with or without cream. To accompany the entrees, there are various types of breads, such as nan, roti and paratha, along with soups, salads and other exotic appetizers. Children may enjoy Indian cuisine from their kids menu, which includes Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Tikka Kabab, Chicken Korma and Veggie Korma. Royal India also attracts locals with its $9.99 all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, offered Monday through Friday.

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The elegant and romantic dining room at Royal India.

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Call for entries for Open Juried Art Show ‘5K Paw Walk in the Garden’ benefit to be held Feb. 23 North County Society of Fine Arts is sponsoring an April Open Juried Art Show at the Poway Center for Performing Arts. There will be generous prize money awarded to the winning artists at the Artist’s reception on Saturday, April 13, from noon to 2 p.m. Deadline for electronic entries is Monday, March 4. NCSFA website: www.ncsfa.org. Prospectus and Entry forms are available on the website. The juror for this show is Ken Goldman, an internationally recognized artist, author, teacher and art juror. Categories for awards include Best of Show; Landscape/Exterior; Interiors/Still Life; All Figurative/Portraits; and Non-Objective/Surreal. There will be $1,100 worth of prizes awarded.

High Tech Fair Student and Parent Night is Feb. 12 at Del Mar Fairgrounds The San Diego Science Alliance High Tech Fair for grades 6-12 kicks off Tues, Feb. 12 with Student/Parent Night from 5-8 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Wyland Hall. Students and their parents are invited to explore the latest applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as they meet representatives from local high tech industries. Admission and parking is free but registration is required at www.sdsa.org/htf. This year’s Fair offers hands-on demonstrations in the fields of: Aerospace, Biotech, BioMedical, Clean Energy, Conservation, Engineering, Environmental Science, Healthcare Technology, Information and Communication Technology, and Robotics. This year the Fair will feature nearly 50 exhibitors from local, cutting-edge STEM organizations and expects to attract 3000 students, teachers and parents over two days. For more information visit www.sdsa.org/htf To register for Student Parent Night, go to https://sdsa.wufoo.com/forms/registration2013-htf-studentpa/

La Jolla Playhouse presents return engagement of The Second City La Jolla Playhouse is bringing back the hilarious The Second City for a return engagement March 20 – 23 in the Playhouse’s specially-designed cabaret-style performance space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Created by the Playhouse’s scene shop artisans for the theatre’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 Galas, this unique cabaret-style venue features a 1920s “supper club” atmosphere, with multi-level platforms and custom banquettes. Performances will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure, having launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Tickets are currently only available in a subscription package. Ticket prices range from $30 to $55. Several seating options are available; a seating map and additional ticketing details are available by calling the box office at (858) 550-1010 or online at www.LaJollaPlayhouse.org.

Register now for the “5K Paw Walk in the Garden” on Saturday morning, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. at San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. For the first time ever, you can take your dog for a stroll through the gardens. Several courses and distances to choose from. Proceeds benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and San Diego Botanic Garden. Individuals and groups, with or without dogs, are welcome. For more information, visit www.rchumanesociety.org or log on to “5K Paw Walk” on Facebook.

Del Mar Foundation to hold ‘Welcome Reception’ for recently elected officials Del Mar Foundation, Del Mar Community Connections and the City of Del Mar will co-sponsor a “Welcome Reception” on Thursday, Feb. 21, introducing recently elected national, state and local officials. The event will be held at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center, 5:30-7 p.m. Visit www.delmarfoundation.org

La Jolla Music Society presents Broadway star Barbara Cook La Jolla Music Society concludes this season’s special event series with the incomparable Broadway star Barbara Cook at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Cook’s silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Tickets are $50-$75 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society ticket office: (858) 459-3728 or online at www.LJMS.org.

Symposium on human congnition Feb. 15 UC San Diego and the Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) will host a free symposium on cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans 1-5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 in De Hoffmann Auditorium, Salk Institute, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road. To register, visit carta.anthropogeny.org/events/is-human-mind-unique

Woodward Center ‘Mardi Paws Parade’ is Feb. 12 Helen Woodward Animal Center invites the public to its First Annual Mardi Paws Parade. The free event connects Center adoptables, alumni and revelers of all ages, breeds and creeds on “Bour-bone Street” down in “Cat-on Rouge.” The event takes place Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon across from the administration building at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s First Annual Mardi Paws Parade is free to the public. Proceeds from all Mardi Paws activities support the Helen Woodward Adoptions Department. To attend, or for more information, go to www.animalcenter.org/ events/mardi-paws, call Helen Woodward Animal Center: (858) 756-4117 x 379 or contact Special Events Supervisor Regina Barrella at Reginab@animalcenter.org

Make your own hat at Solana Beach class Jill Courtemanche has made hats for celebrities including Yoko Ono, Donatella Versace and Princess Mary of Denmark and now she is sharing the tips and tricks of her trade in this fun, hands-on workshop at her new shop in Solana Beach. The class is Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $85 and all materials are provided. Class size is limited, call 858-876-6353 to register. Jill Courtemanche Millinery is located at 410 South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. For more information, visit www.JillCourtemanche.com.

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Violinist Michael Dvoskin to perform at CV Library Feb. 13 February’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature violinist Michael Dvoskin accompanied by pianist Irina Bessonova performing works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Brahms, Sarasate, Prokofiev, Bartok, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. The program will last 45 minutes. Michael Dvoskin graduated from the Moscow State College of Music with a bachelor of music degree in violin performance in 2002. He also has a master of music degree in violin performance in 2007 from the Maimonid State Academy Michael Dvoskin of Classical Art. He has performed with a number of internationally recognized radio and television orchestras and was a member of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra. He also toured with the orchestra in England, the Czech Republic, and Spain. Michael also conducted chamber and symphony orchestras in Russia to include local orchestral ensembles in Moscow. Since coming to San Diego in 2007 he has maintained a private violin studio, performs regularly with his pianist wife, Katherine (Ekaterina) Petrosyan, and teaches violin at the Bishop’s School. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668.

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Author/Food Network winner to appear at CV Library Feb. 20 Author and Food Network winner, Season 3, Amy Finley, along with Susan McBeth, founder of Adventures By the Book (www.adventuresbythebook.com), will appear at the Carmel Valley Library on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Finley will speak about her book, “How to Eat a Small Country,” and her Food Network experience. She will also talk about a tour to Paris that she will be leading, along with McBeth. The Carmel Valley Branch Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 552-1668.

Concert at Solana Beach Library to celebrate birthday of Charles Darwin On Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Solana Beach Library, the Friends of the Library are hosting a concert by Dr. Stephen Baird and the Galapagos Mountain Boys which will celebrate, in song, the birthday of Charles Darwin. Born on Feb. 12, 1809, Charles Darwin was the first to recognize and clearly describe the process called evolution. In celebration of Darwin’s birthday, The Galapagos Mountain Boys will review the past 3 million years of the history of the cosmos using a music form they term “Scientific Gospel.” As one member of the band observed “Scientific Gospel is the only type of gospel music that will improve your grade in science.” Come enjoy the concert, have some fun, and if a new idea sneaks in when you are not expecting it, relax and enjoy the moment. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach (telephone 858-755-1404). This program is free to the public.

Del Mar Community Connections offers a variety of free programs Have pesky computer questions? Want to join a friendly bridge or mah jongg group? Or tune up your memory? All of these interests, and more, are answered through free programs and classes currently offered by Del Mar Community Connections, a volunteer organization dedicated to making social, recreational, educational, health, cultural and support programs available for seniors. Most are held in the Del Mar Community Building, 225 Ninth St. Included are: • Knit & Stitch, held the first and third Thursday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come and trade yarns (real and verbal) with local knitters. • Mah Jongg and bridge games, held weekly on Wednesdays. Whether you’re interested in learning the game of Chinese origin played with tiles, or are a Mah Jong “pro,” newcomers are welcome. Bridge players also encourage interested persons looking for friendly companionship to join them. • Brain Fitness sessions. New classes start March 5, with orientation Feb. 20. The classes offer exercises in memory, attention and brain speed which help to create memory that’s easy to recall, focus attention so you are less distracted and help the brain to operate at top speed. • Brain HQ refresher course, available to

graduates of the DMCC Brain Fitness course. A 40-hour refresher class that offers 16 different self-directed exercises. First session starts March 5. • Computer tutoring, held Mondays. Whether you are new to computing or just want to brush up, all questions are welcome and cheerful help given. Both PC and MAC help available. • Pets for Seniors adoption program. Seniors 60 years of age and older may adopt an adult dog or cat and this Purina program will cover the adoption fee. It is believed that independently living seniors who have pets tend to have better physical health and mental well-being than those who do not. • “Book Babes” Book Club, meets the last Thursday of the month. Join members who love to read in their discussions of selected books ranging from current to classic. • Travel Club, held the second Thursday of the month. Join others who want to travel, have traveled, love hearing about adventures and getting travel tips ranging from best B&B’s to cruise lines. • ElderLaw Senior Legal Clinic, held the third Thursday of the month. An attorney provides information on advanced healthcare directives, power of attorney, wills, referrals and more. Must be 60 years or more. Information or enrollment in most of the classes or programs can be found at dmcc@dmcc.cc or by calling 858-792-7565.

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Barry Edelstein joins Old Globe as artistic director BY DIANA SAENGER Barry Edelstein recently arrived at The Old Globe Theatre as its new artistic director, bringing with him a vast resume of professional accolades. He said he’s excited to be at The Globe, and expressed much enthusiasm about his upcoming projects at a meet-and-greet event with local theater critics. The Globe’s board of directors announced the appointment of Edelstein on Oct. 17. A nationally-recognized director, producer, author and educator, Edelstein will steer San Diego’s flagship arts’ institution along with new Globe Managing Director Michael G. Murphy. “It’s hard to overstate the impact of what a tremendous

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treasure this area (Balboa Park) is, or to think of any place in the United States that rivals this square mile in terms of the various culture organizations and vitality of the mix of people here,” Edelstein said. “This is one of the small theaters in North America that programs the breadth of content that it does, specifically with Shakespeare in the middle of it. I’ve come to understand, in a deep and clear way, just what this institution means to this city and region.” Edelstein has extensive links to New York City Shakespearean Theater, which include directing The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative. His book, ”Thinking Shakespeare (called by New York Magazine “a mustread for actors”) was published in 2007, and his book “Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions,” was published in 2008. He was also associate producer of The Public’s 2012 Broadway production of “The Merchant of Venice,” starring Al Pacino. Much of The Globe’s programming is in place for 2013 so Edelstein is already involved in those productions. His own lineup will not start until mid-2014. He will also oversee the Shakespeare festival program and a play that he will direct. He said he plans to draw marquee talent to those productions.

The Old Globe’s Managing Director Michael G. Murphy (left) welcomes new Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “I’m hoping to find some new ways to look at Shakespeare — not just outdoors, but have it more than once a year, put some (shows) back inside the theater or tour with it,” he said. “The world premiere musical of ‘ The Honeymooner’s ‘ is coming up at The Globe. We’re also working on new translations of European classics by American playwrights, such as the work I did with Steve Martin on ‘Underpants.’ I’d also like to recommit The Globe as a place to premiere new writing by important and emerging voices in the theater.” Edelstein taught at The Juilliard School, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and the University of Southern California. His other popular projects with notable actors include: “As You

Like It” with Gwyneth Paltrow, “Julius Caesar” with Jeffrey Wright, “The Merchant of Venice” with Ron Leibman, a revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” and Molière’s “The Misanthrope” with Uma Thurman. Acknowledging that institutions such as The Globe have to find room for all the various audiences, Edelstein said he’s open to working with other local theatrical companies and getting involved with local schools in their arts programs. He said he’s also committed to forming a relationship with other cities, such as Los Angeles, where he already has connections, to lure prominent stage and film actors to work at The Globe. “I can say that The Old Globe will still be recognizable for what it is,” Edelstein said. “The mix may change a little bit, the orientation a little bit, but I believe it has an obligation to the city to reach as many of its constituencies as possible.” Managing Director Michael G. Murphy said he’s delighted Edelstein is joining the staff. “His extraordinary background in contemporary plays, classics and Shakespeare, in addition to his commitment to the creation and development of new works, is a perfect match with The Globe’s history of theatrical tradition and artistic innovation,” Murphy said.

Globe board members At The Old Globe’s annual meeting Jan. 28, Board Chair Harold Fuson Jr. announced the newly elected board members, who will serve three-year terms: Joseph J. Cohen, Ann Davies, Sheila Lipinsky, Steven Stuckey, Rhona Thompson, Linda Van Vark, Jordine Von Wantoch, Pamela Wagner and Debbie Wilson. Current members of the executive committee include Fuson (chair), Donald L. Cohn (past chair), Anthony Thornley (vice chair, finance), Elaine Bennett Darwin (vice chair, nominating), Harvey White (secretary), Mary Beth Adderley, Peter Cooper, Kathryn Hattox, Paula Powers and Conrad Prebys. Current members Jo Ann Kilty, Crystal Sargent and Stacey LeVasseur Vasquez will begin new three-year terms in 2013. Board members whose terms ended include Joseph Benoit, Jean-Marie Hamel, Elizabeth Helming, Viviana Ibañez, Reneé Schatz, Dean Thorp and Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome, who was named a director emerita. The Globe’s board also includes Elizabeth Altman, Pamela Cesak, Nicole Clay, Valerie Cooper, Silvija Devine, Pamela Farr, Karen Fox, Victor Gálvez, Deni Jacobs, Daphne Jameson, Ramin Pourteymour, David Reagan, Sandra Redman, Jean Shekhter, Ann Steck, Daniel Sullivan, Julie Sullivan, Evelyn Mack Truitt, Debra Turner, Jim Wening, Lynne Wheeler, Karin Winner, June Yoder and Vicki L. Zeiger.


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Local resident named United Nations Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shot@Life delegate Carmel Valley resident Lois Alter Mark has been chosen as a delegate for the United Nations Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 Shot@Life Champion Summit, which will be held Feb. 10 -12 in Washington, DC. Representing 37 states, the delegates include bloggers, moms, dads, students, professionals and activists who believe in the importance of global vaccines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our champions represent our strongest supporters across the nation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; individuals who are dedicating their voice and support to stand up for childhood in developing countries,â&#x20AC;? said Jamie Whalen, Shot@Life campaign associate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With fundraising, advocacy and media training, these champions will walk away with plans Lois Alter Mark for taking simple yet impactful steps toward reducing the mortality rate of children under 5 by 2015 by helping to give every child a shot at a healthy life.â&#x20AC;? A national call to action for this global cause, the United Nations Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shot@ Life campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life can be saved every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for and donate vaccines, the campaign will decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life. Lois Alter Mark is the co-founder of StyleSubstanceSoul.com, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the website for women seeking world peace, food for thought and a really great pair of shoes.â&#x20AC;? She won a 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year Award and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as an Ultimate Viewer to accompany her to Australia in 2010. For more information about the campaign, visit shot@life.org.

Dr. Scott Eisman voted as Chief of Staff at Scripps Encinitas The medical staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has voted local resident Dr. Scott Eisman to a two-year term as the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief of staff. Eisman is board certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine and pulmonary disease. In addition to his chief of staff duties, he serves as medical director of the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intensive care unit and hospitalist program. Previously, he chaired Scripps Encinitasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pulmonary and internal medicine divisions. As chief of staff, Eisman will be responsible for setting the agenda for and presiding at all meetings of the medical staff. He will also serve as the primary liaison between the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical staff of more than 650 physicians and Scripps Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive leadership and board of trustees. Visit www.scripps.org.

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Susan G. Komen, San Diego welcomes Del Marâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catherine Blair as new board president Del Mar resident Catherine Blair has been named President of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Directors. Blair, formerly chair of grant making on the local charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board, will become president on Catherine Blair April 1, as Linda Amaro, who had overseen Komenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth over the past four years, steps down at the end of her term. Elected unanimously to the board were Elle Peji, Craig Pobst, Dinah Smith and Nykia Wilson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catherine is a community leader whose experience and expertise has served many San Diego nonprofit organizations,â&#x20AC;? said Linda Amaro, president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we are delighted to welcome such a dynamic group to our Board of Directors as Susan G. Komen sets the stage for continued growth in our mission to end suffering from breast cancer.â&#x20AC;? Komen San Diego has served San Diego Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low-income, uninsured women since 1995. Komen is the largest funder of free breast cancer treatments and services for

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Chinese high school students to visit San Diego; High Bluff Academy hosts Cross Cultural Program Aug. 6-16

Flower Hill Promenade to hold five days of opening activities; new tenants announced

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Flower Hill Promenade has announced its lineup of five days of opening activities. From Wednesday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 3. Flower Hill will be hosting events, giveaways and entertainment each day for the public to enjoy. Each day, guests are encouraged to visit the merchants of Flower Hill for specials, in-store samplings, giveaways, coupons and more, including a daily shopping tote giveaway for first 200 customers. Before the opening activities begin, Flower Hill tenants will also be getting into the festive spirit for Valentine’s Day, offering promos and specials for the holiday. New Tenants Flower Hill also announced a list of new tenants that will be arriving just in time for the grand

Surfing at local beaches, Hip Hop lessons, cooling off with an ice-cream, lemon picking, checking out the UCSD college campus and California burritos will be on the program for the 37 Chinese 10th graders from Jinhua, China when they meet their American peers in San Diego this summer from Aug. 6 -16. The trip is part of High Buff Academy’s Dual Diploma Program which was established at Ai Qing High School in Jinhua, China in 2012. Based on students’ English language skills and future American college orientation, 37 pupils were selected to attend the program. This year, the curriculum includes American geography, culture, and English literature. Program participating students were offered a trip abroad to promote and engage in an international cross cultural learning experience. High Bluff Academy’s Principal, Jill Duoto, is the San Diego site coordinator for the program. “One of my most memorable moments on my recent visit to Ai Qing High School in China was the day I was able to invite our students to America. This is my first time doing anything like this,” she said. “While it is a tremendous amount of work, it is extremely fulfilling and rewarding.” The program’s goal is to meet American students, form friendships, increase English language fluency, and promote cultural understanding. Students will stay with San Diego host families. American and Chinese teachers will accompany the group from China. Part of this program is a unique job opportunity for American students. At this time High Bluff Academy is offering internships for its Cross Cultural Leadership Program to San Diego’s high school students. Candidates will be able to develop their leadership skills as well as learn about program operations including event planning and facilitation in and outside the classroom. Participants are asked to host one or two foreign students for the ten-day stay. HBA’s Summer Internship will kick off this spring semester with several instructional planning meetings and will end with the farewell event on Aug. 16. All costs will be covered. Interested students may also be eligible for reduced tuition for HBA summer school classes and SAT/ ACT prep courses. High Bluff Academy is a fully accredited high school in Carmel Valley with a strong college prepa-

HBA’s principal Jill Duoto at her recent China visit with America-bound students from FAi Qing High School in Jinhua, China. ratory emphasis. HBA’s academic program is offered for 9th – 12th graders. The school also offers tutoring and SAT/ACT Prep programs. To learn more about this internship program, contact Principal Jill Duoto at jill@highbluffacademy.com or call (858) 509-9101.

Cookbook author to appear Feb. 10 Nancy Singleton Hachisu is the next guest to the Good Earth/Great Chefs Series at The Chino Farm with her new cookbook “Japanese Farm Food.” This book signing and culinary event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chino Farm. Chino Farm is located at 6123 Calzada Del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

‘Chicago, the musical’ coming to San Diego Musical Theatre San Diego Musical Theatre will present “Chicago, the musical” Feb. 15-March 3. Based in the roaring 1920s, Chicago chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, for-tune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Broadway’s all-time killer hit! To purchase tickets call 858-560-5740 or visit SDMT online at www.sdmt.org.

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To your health: Minutes matter in heart attack treatment BY MARTIN CHARLAT, MD, SCRIPPS HEALTH When a heart attack strikes, what happens in the next few minutes can make a critical difference in both the immediate and long-term health consequences. Each year, about 1.2 million people in the United States have heart attacks. A heart attack results when the flow of blood to the heart is suddenly cut off, often due to a build-up of plaque in the arteries caused by coronary heart disease. Left untreated, the plaque eventually becomes so thick that it prevents blood from getting through. Blood carries oxygen to the heart; if blood flow is not quickly restored, the heart is deprived of oxygen and begins to die. If enough of the heart muscle is damaged, the heart attack can be fatal. That’s why it is vital to get medical attention immediately if you believe you or someone else may be having a heart attack. The sooner you get treatment, the less likely the damage to the heart muscle. Immediate intervention by a medical professional team is critical to getting the blocked artery open with angioplasty and stent placement and restoring blood flow to the heart muscle. Time is crucial: If treatment is received within several hours, long-term damage can often be minimized or avoided. Once up to six hours have passed without treatment, the injury tends to be more severe. After 12 hours, heart damage is likely to be permanent. The first step to getting the right care for a heart attack is to be able to recognize the symptoms. For men, the typical warning sign is an intense feeling of pressure, pain or squeezing around the chest. The discomfort may radiate down one or both arms or up to the jaw, neck or shoulders. Sudden and profuse sweating may also occur, as well as shortness of breath, a lightheaded feeling, or nausea. However, these symptoms are not always present — some people may have only mild discomfort, or just feel short of breath. Women often have very different heart attack symptoms than men,

and they can be less predictable. Research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that women often experience new or different physical symptoms as long as a month or more before experiencing heart attacks. The most commonly reported symptoms included unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, indigestion, and anxiety. More than 40 percent reported no chest pain before or during the heart attack. If you suspect you’re having a heart attack, don’t write it off as indigestion or wait to see if you feel better. Call 911 immediately and tell the operator you are having symptoms of a heart attack. Too often, people wait to seek medical care because they don’t want to “look silly” if it isn’t a heart attack after all. We would much rather you err on the side of caution than not seek care because you aren’t sure if you need it. Delaying care can be deadly. While you are waiting for the paramedics to arrive, chew and swallow an aspirin (unless your physician has told you otherwise or you are allergic to aspirin). This can help thin your blood and possibly get more blood flowing to your heart. Once the paramedics arrive, they can begin professional medical treatment to get you to the hospital to open the blocked artery and restore blood flow. Remember, immediate professional medical care can make the difference between life and death or long-term damage. Know the signs of a heart attack, and never hesitate to get help if you suspect you need it. Martin Charlat, MD, is a cardiologist with Scripps Health. Join Dr. Charlat for a free presentation on heart attack prevention and new treatments and techniques on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA 200 Saxony Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024. Please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (7274777) to register.

Woodward Center Puppy Love 5K Run/ Walk is Feb. 10 The Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 4th Annual Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk along Highway 101 in Solana Beach, sponsored by Roadrunner Sports and BMW, will welcome back Fox 5’s Raoul Martinez as Grand Marshal and feature Magic 92.5’s Jagger and Kristi, as well as NBA’s first and only female scout, BonnieJill Laflin, as Furry Valentine Canine Costume Contest host and judges. The familyfocused run/walk, which supports the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center, takes place Feb. 10, between 7 a.m. and noon. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and then the race kicks off at 8 a.m. Pre-registration race entry is $35 for adult runner and walkers and $15 for junior runners and walker. For more information or to register visit www.puppyloverun.kintera.org or call 858-756-4117 x. 379.

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325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081 North County Division PETITION OF: Nararat Cherry for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Nararat Cherry ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Nararat Cherry to Proposed Name Panissara Vijarn. 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 ďŹ le 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 ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: April 2, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m, 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: Del Mar Times. Date: Feb. 4, 2013. K. Michael Kirkman Judge of the Superior Court DM853. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on TUESDAY, the 19th day of February 2013, at 6:00 p.m., (or as soon thereafter as practicable) in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California, the City Council will conduct public hearing(s) on the following: Extension of Interim Urgency Ordinance No. 877, a temporary moratorium prohibiting the issuance of business licenses for the operation of mobile food trucks within the City of Del Mar, and review of measures that have been taken to alleviate the public safety concerns raised by the operation of mobile food trucks. A report will be available for public review 10 days prior to the City Council meeting. Introduction of an Ordinance to allow for an extension to the expiration dates of City of Del Mar discretionary land use permits (Design Review, Land Conservation, Conditional Use, Floodplain Development and Coastal Development Permits, Variances, and Tentative Parcel Maps) that would otherwise expire under the current provisions of the Del Mar Municipal Code. Those desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to this item, will be given an opportunity to do so during such hearing or by writing to the City Council at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Attention: City Clerk. On any correspondence, please reference the hearing title and date. Under California Government Code 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in Court, you

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may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. Mercedes Martin, City Clerk February 4, 2013 2/7/13. DM854 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-002147 Fictitious Business Name(s): Golden State Driving School Inc. Located at: 3077 Clairemont Dr., Ste. 103, San Diego, CA, 92117, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business was 11/03/2005. This business is hereby registered by the following: Golden State Driving School Inc., 5395 Napa St., Apt. 329, San Diego, CA 92110, California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. Grace D. Katz, President. DM852. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-002146 Fictitious Business Name(s): Golden State TrafďŹ c School Located at: 3077 Clairemont Dr., Ste. 103, San Diego, CA, 92117, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Grace D. Katz, 5395 Napa St., Apt. 329, San Diego, CA 92110. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. Grace D. Katz, Owner. DM851. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-002795 Fictitious Business Name(s): Green Auto Gleam Located at: 4615 Pico St., #1, San Diego, CA, 92109, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was 1/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michael Cavanaugh, 4615 Pico St., #1, San Diego, CA 92109. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/30/2013. Michael Cavanaugh. DM850. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-001145 Fictitious Business Name(s): Beautifully Bronzed Located at: 5220 White Emerald Dr., San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lorraine Lombardo, 5220 White Emerald Drive, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/11/2013. Lorraine Lombardo. CV439. Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-002128 Fictitious Business Name(s): Trustway Building Systems Located at: 6135 Blue Dawn Trail, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: John Adashek, 6135 Blue Dawn Trail, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. John Adashek. Owner. CV438. Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-000685


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Here’s why we love chocolate …. especially on Valentine’s Day The Kitchen Shrink

BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Hey sweeties, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, which means 58 million pounds of bliss in a box will be purchased this week as tokens of love. Here’s why chocolate has become the darling “drug” of choice, and some bittersweet advice for getting the best and most out of this “food of the gods.” Aztec Aphrodisiac The Aztecs discovered the mystical beans from the pods of the cacao trees, ground them into a heavenly elixir adding cornmeal, water, chili peppers and other spices. They believed this coveted “xocalatl,” which translates to “bitter water,” had both curative and seductive properties. Prized as a high octane aphrodisiac, Emperor Montezuma, the 16th century’s version of Charlie Sheen, was said to have guzzled fifty goblets of the chilled potent potion every day to fortify his serial love making sessions with women in his harem. When it was established as a beverage for the privileged (and sexy) members of Aztec society, it helped solidify chocolate’s reputation as an aphrodisiac to this day. Mirthful Mood Food The scientific world is now confirming what women knew forever about the powers of chocolate to lift the spirits and ease anxiety thanks to the mood elevators in cacao such as serotonin, endorphins and phenylethylamine (antidepressant and stimulant that parallels the body’s dopamine and adrenaline). Chocolate also contains a magical substance that affects the romantic wiring in the brain, releasing the same chemical compound into the body when a person falls gaga in love. It is so powerful a substance that chocolate was banned in monasteries centuries back to prevent monks from being “enticed.” Anything you do with chocolate is divine — sprinkle shavings on French toast or waffles, or make a chocolate fondue to warm the

Dallman fine chocolates. cockles of your lover’s heart. Dip fresh or dried fruit into melted chocolate like strawberries, chunks of pineapple, cantaloupe, apricots or bananas for a double dose of desire. Imagination is the only limit for the many uses of drizzled chocolate. Boons of Bittersweet Best to indulge in bittersweet dark chocolate with 70 percent or greater cacao content (which means more chocolate comes from the bean and less from added fats and sugars). Dark chocolate is packed with potent antioxidants that trumps even red wine. Studies have shown these heart-healthy flavonoids cause an aspirinlike thinning of the blood, and put the skids on bad cholesterol levels. In fact, cacao consumed regularly lowers blood pressure and tinkers with vessels, allowing better blood flow. Although chocolate contains the fatty acid cacao butter, this monounsaturated friendly fat is found in hearthealthy olive oil. Bittersweet also has a mother lode of stress-relieving B vitamins, and essential minerals including, potassium, calcium, copper, iron and zinc, the latter known to stimulate testosterone production, which can lead to romantic possibilities. The White Side To chocolate aficionados, white “chocolate” is an imposter loaded with high caloric, artery-clogging milk fats, butter and sugars, and lacking cacao solids, the natural heart-healthy vegetable fat extracted from the cacao bean. Highly processed, the

Chef visits The Chino Farm and the Good Earth/ Great Chefs Series will host chef and author Nancy Singleton Hachisu, who will sign her cookbook, “Japanese Farm Food,” and give cooking demonstrations with fresh-picked winter vegetables from Chino farm, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at 6123 Calzada Del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe. Chef Singleton Hachisu, a native Californian, lived in Japan for 20 years and has created a cookbook based on her life living, working and cooking on an organic farm. white confection is also striped of antioxidant-rich flavonoids rife in its dark counterpart. When relishing this fake indulgence, standing advice —moderation. The Dark Side The documentary “Bittersweet: The Dark Side of Chocolate,” exposes the ugly side of the chocolate industry where children in the Ivory Coast are grossly exploited in the cacao plantations. If you’re unsure of the origins of your chocolate, and the thought of indulging from the fruits of child labor abuse leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, then buy fair-trade certified chocolate. For more recipes, e-mail kitchenshrink@san.rr.com

Lusty Chocolate Almond Strudel Ingredients 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup white cane sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 2 large eggs 1/2 tablespoon baking powder A few drops almond extract 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1/2 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur 3/4 cup of slivered almonds Method: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In the bowl of an electric mixer

beat eggs, sugar, oil and extract. Add flour and baking powder until a soft dough forms. Roll on floured board to form a large oval. Transfer to a parchment-lined cookie sheet. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and blend in liqueur. Spread on dough and sprinkle almonds to cover surface. Roll vertically to form a log. Make three horizontal slits and bake for about 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with chocolate chip ice cream.

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and execute strategies that break through the barriers preventing men from choosing to volunteer. Our first effort of the new year is to ask men to ‘Man up’ in the first-ever state-wide campaign centered on the recruitment of male volunteers to become Big Brothers,” Palmer said. “This inaugural campaign, will be the first time the association of California agencies have worked together to harness their collective reach to significantly reduce the number of boys that are waiting for a Big Brother in California.” Across the state, Big Brothers Big Sisters is experiencing a critical need for men to volunteer. With an average of 68 percent of boys on the waiting list for mentors and only 37 percent of male inquiries to volunteer, boys are waiting an average of 275 days before receiving a Big Brother. Locally, the situation is more acute, with boys waiting an average of a year and a half. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer today at www.SDBigs.org or call (858) 536-4900.

Davidson Communities wins RE/MAX Ranch & Beach Realtor Amy Cook more national design honors receives prestigious FIVE STAR Agent Award for the fifth year in a row At the International Builder’s Show recently, Davidson Communities was honored for design excellence at two new home communities in San Diego. Now in its 32nd year honoring the best and the brightest in the building industry, the 2013 Nationals Awards honored Davidson with a gold and silver award in the same category. For Best Merchandising of a Model, 2,500-3,500 Square Feet, Davidson won first place honors for Arista at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe and second place for Maricel at Torrey Highlands. Davidson also won a second place silver award for Best Sales Center for Arista, where a large wall weaves a unique builder’s story with the artifacts and photos illustrating the aesthetic and design culture of the builder. Del Mar-based Design Line Interiors was honored for its work at both Arista and Maricel. These national awards continue the string of honors for Arista, which last year was named best new detached community in San Diego by the local Building Industry Association (BIA). In over 30 years of building in San Diego, Davidson has been recognized for creating the area’s best new home community beginning in 1980 with Davidson’s Leucadia Village. Other top winners for Davidson include Pointe Del Mar, Blackhorse La Jolla, Mt. Woodson, Cielo and Davidson at Santaluz. Maricel at Torrey Highlands is a gated community in the popular Carmel Valley area, offering 41 large family homes on sites averaging over 6,000 square feet. With up to six bedrooms, plans were designed with flexibility to accommodate any family configuration, with a downstairs bedroom suite in all three floor plans. Homes at Maricel range from 2,793 to 3,287 square feet and offer four to six bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Capitalizing on its elevated access to trails and open space, living areas open completely to the outdoors by eight-foot glass sliders. Homes at Maricel are now priced from the $800,000s. Visit www.davidsoncommunities.com.

Tranquility and Ocean Views In Olde Del Mar

Rick Dyer

(760) 765-1111

Poised at the corner of 10th Street and

DRE# 01419334

Highland Ave, this home is a short walk to

Apple Tree Realty

the restaurants, shops, beautiful parks and

Charming Julian Home

beaches in the Del Mar Village. Its large

Charming beautiful house located in Kentwood area, 704 sq. ft., 1BR, 1 Large Loft, 1BA, .25 Acres. Fully furnished, perfect for mountain living, real knotty pine walls throughout, stairs to large loft room sleeps 6 easily, new wood burning stove, open kitchen with eat-in space, large (586 sq. ft.) Trex Decking, huge covered wood patio, laundry room is in basement, circular driveway with lots of parking, big trees & pines! Email: Rick@JulianAppleTree.com www.JulianAppleTree.com

corner lot makes this charming getaway inviting with gorgeous ocean views and spectacular sunsets.

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Amy Cook, one of North County’s premier realtors with RE/MAX Ranch & Beach, has been recognized with the elite FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent award for 2012, for the fifth year in a row. “It is such an honor to receive this recognition,” says Cook. “Just as it’s an honor to work with my amazing clients. Whether buyers or sellers, I put myself in their shoes to achieve the best value and price for homes.”

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And she says this year is off to a big start! “With historic low interest rates, a tight inventory of available homes, and the desirability of Southern California living, 2013 is poised to be one of the strongest real estate markets in years,” says Cook. “Amy’s experience in providing that one-of-a-kind service to her clients, combined with her commitment to excellence in every detail throughout the process, makes her one of the most valued members of our team,” says Al Haragely, owner and broker of RE/ MAX Ranch & Beach. “RE/ MAX has the well-deserved reputation for outstanding agents and business practices, and Amy helps continue that tradition.” The FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent award is limited to fewer than 7 percent of all agents within the San Di-

Rick Dyer

(760) 765-1111 DRE# 01419334

Apple Tree Realty

Breathtaking Panoramic Views in Julian Views from the Coast to the Salton Sea. $50,000 in improvements. 1,134 SqFt. 1-2 Bedroom 2-Bath home on .53 acres. NEW high-end KITCHEN: Oak cabinets, Granite counters, Breakfast bar, Travertine marbel, Stainless steel appliances Black Granite under-mount sink, ALL NEW FLOORING, Laundry Rm, Wood-burning stove. Huge Master bedroom with walk-in closet. FINISHED BONUS ROOM (12’ x 23’) maybe used for extra bedrooms + wet bar. Rick@JulianAppleTree.com www.JulianAppleTree.com OFFERED AT: $199,000. DRE# 01428330

ego area. Surveys were conducted with more than 30,000 San Diego homebuyers, as well as mortgage and title companies. Agents were nominated based upon nine criteria: customer service, communication, finding the right home, integrity, negotiation, marketing the home, market knowledge, closing preparation and overall satisfaction. Haragely says he’s not surprised that Cook scored excellent ratings in the awards criteria. “Her honesty, integrity and superb communication skills serve her clients well. That, combined with her intelligence and market savvy, is an unbeatable combination.” Cook works throughout San Diego County, helping buyers and sellers reach their goals. For more information: 858-414-7962; amycook@remax.net; www.AmySellsSanDiegoHomes.com.

DOLPHIN continued from page B1 School District. He later found work under artist Austine Wood in this early 20s, and then became inspired by local wood- and glass-worker David Frisk. He also worked in the 1980s in the once industrial area that is now called the Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, and he still has professional relationships with several of the businesses there. Cullum specialized mainly in fireplace mantels and artistic doors and gates, but he most enjoys artistic projects like the Del Mar dolphin, as he calls it. “In anything I do, I want people to take an image away with them and hopefully they will appreciate it,” he said. “You can go through life without looking at the beauty that surrounds us, but I want people to take the time to notice it … just like every day the sun sets over the ocean, each time being so different and so magnificent.” For more information on Cullum, visit www.andrewcullum.com or contact him at (769) 753-3096.


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Tom Tucker joins Coastal Premier Properties Coastal Premier Properties recently welcomed new broker and agent Tom Tucker. Together with his wife, Debbie, Tucker has considerable experience in the real estate field. Starting right out of college, he has been in the business full-time. Since 1989, he has been a speTom Tucker cialist in coastal property. “Tom is an excellent negotiator, whose track record of closed sales speaks for itself,” says Susan Meyers-Pyke, co owner. One of Tucker’s best success stories comes from when he engineered the clos-

ing of a $30 million commercial shopping center deal, where he represented the buyer. “Tom is unique,” explains co owner, Amy Green, “Because most brokers aren’t necessarily selling real estate. Tom does and he does it well.” Tucker holds the designations of GRI, CRS, and SFR. A previous Master Instructor for the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), he has also co-authored a textbook, along with several industry-related articles. He also maintains a blog. In his spare time, Tucker enjoys golfing at Torrey Pines and spending time at his beautiful home in Del Mar with his family. Feel free to contact Tom Tucker at Coastal Premier Properties: 858-755-HOME (4663).

Solana Beach Library used book sale Feb. 7-9 The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from Thursday, Feb. 7 through Saturday, Feb. 9, during the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily in the Solana Beach Library, located at 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, 858-755-1404. Members of the” Friends” may shop “Early Bird” hours , 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Memberships are available at the door. Shoppers may fill a standard plastic grocery bag for $5 and are encouraged to bring their own bag.

OPEN HOUSES Global Exposure. Locally connected.

CARMEL VALLEY

CARMEL VALLEY

$699,000 4BR/2.5BA

4411 Exbury Court Debbi Levis-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 442-6066

$759,000 4BR/3BA

6166 Valerian Vista Place Sat/Sun 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Janet McMahon-Real Living Lifestyles (858) 361-6399

$1,079,000 5BR/3.5BA

4367 Mensha Place Charles & Farryl Moore-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525

$1,099,000 5BR/3BA

3905 Corte Mar de Brisa Charles & Farryl Moore-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525

$1,349,000 5BR/3BA

10777 Spur Point Court Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Joseph Sampson-Sampson CA Realty (858) 699-1145

DEL MAR

DEL MAR $1,885,000 5BR/4.5BA

13676 Mira Montana Drive Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Joseph Sampson-Sampson CA Realty (858) 699-1145

RANCHO SANTA FE

RANCHO SANTA FE

$1,795,000 5BR/4.5BA

6840 Paseo Delicias Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/host: T. Hardebeck-Prudential (858) 756-6355

$1,995,000-$2,195,000 5BR/5.5BA

6411 Via Naranjal Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm P. Rogers/host: A. Ashton-Prudential CA Realty (760) 716-3506

$2,195,000 4BR/4.5BA

16511 Down Memory Lane Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gallagher & Gallagher-Prudential CA Realty (858) 259-3100

$2,795,000 6BR/5.5BA

17445 Circa Oriente Becky & June Campbell-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 449-2027

$3,195,000 4BR/4.5BA

6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 922-2731

$3,600,000-$4,100,876 8BR/10.5BA

7012 Rancho La Cima Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/host: C. Hoen-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355

$4,750,000 4BR/5BA

7030 Caminito De Conejos Gary Wildeson-Prudential CA Realty

At Sotheby’s International Realty, we take great pride in using our expertise, resources, and global connections to perfectly unite extraordinary places with the extraordinary buyers who will cherish them as we do. As a San Diego native with the connections of the Sotheby’s brand, Jessica Foote offers an unmatched combination of reach, relationships and results. When buying or selling your next home, Jessica looks forward to providing you with an unparalleled level of service and marketing expertise. Jessica helped 35 families to buy and sell their homes last year and has helped 5 so far this year.

Is your family next? Contact Jessica to discuss your real estate goals! Jessica.Foote@sothebysrealty.com (858) 335.8165 | www.JessicaLFoote.com

Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (858) 692-0242

To see a full list of open house listings go to rsfreview.com/homes and delmartimes.net/homes

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Over $50 Million in Sales for 2012

Meadows Del Mar

Del Mar Mesa

5+ br, 6.5 ba, 5538 sqft, Gourmet Kitchen Panoramic Canyon Views, Gated Community 4 Car Garage, Upgraded Throughout, Pool/Spa Listed at: $2,595,000

5+ br, 5 ba, 5631 sqft, One Acre Lot, Unobstructed Panoramic Views, Privately Gated Gourmet Kitchen, Pool/Spa, 4 Car Garage Seller will entertain offers between: $2,399,000 - $2,500,000

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Torrey Estates – Single Level Listed at $1,949,000

In Escrow!

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Ventana - La Jolla Listed at $798,000

Santa Barbara – Gated Community Listed at $1,499,995

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Joy McDonald Real Estate Consultant

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