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Former TPHS golf standout shines at U.S. Open Michael Kim recently placed ahead of childhood hero Tiger Woods

■ Entrepreneur embraces the challenges of a parent volunteer. See page 4

■ Local resident finds balance as businesswoman, mom, triathlete. See page 9

BY GIDEON RUBIN Michael Kim was 7 when he moved to the United States from his native South Korea. He knew little about golf at the time, and everything he did know was through the prism of the Tiger Woods phenomena.

“I grew up watching Tiger,” Kim said in a recent media conference call. “When I just started getting into the game Tiger had just finished his 2001 season. Who could not like golf when that was happening? Kim still considers himself a huge Tiger Woods fan. But these days, he doesn’t just watch his childhood idol from the comfort of his living room sofa. The former Torrey Pines

High standout is now the competition. He qualified for and played in the 113th U.S. Open in Merion as an amateur after receiving countless collegiate honors as a UC Berkeley sophomore this year. “[I] basically grew up idolizing Tiger, so to be at the same tournament as him is awesome,” Kim said three days before the start of the U.S. Open. And to say Kim held his own at one of the world’s most

BY KAREN BILLING There were a mix of opinions on the proposed new mixed-use project MERGE at a meeting held by the developer on June 12. MERGE is a proposed retail, commercial and residential project for the corner of Carmel Country Road and Carmel Mountain Road. Some in attendance expressed frustration and a fair amount of anger at the workshop format of the meeting, wanting more of an open discussion where everyone could hear the questions asked and answers given. “It’s like you don’t


No private party rentals at Community Center in SB SB council stalement keeps Community Center off limits for now

■ Local students win Old Globe contest, trip to Broadway. See page B1

BY JOE TASH The Solana Beach City Council debated to a stalemate at its meeting on Wednesday, June 12, over a controversial proposal to rent out the city’s refurbished Fletcher Cove Community Center for private parties. “The item is officially not happening,” Mayor Mike Nichols declared after the council was unable to agree on a set of rules for renting out the center on IN ESCROW IN 3 DAYS

weekends for a one-year trial period. The city has been considering the issue since 2011 and, on Wednesday, public testimony and council debate lasted three hours. Since no decision was made, for now, the center won’t be rented out for private parties. The debate pitted people who live near the community center and feared adverse impacts from the parties, against other Solana Beach resi-

See GOLF, Page 19

Opinions mixed on planned CV MERGE project

Graduation Day

Above: James, John, Hannah and Lauren savor their final moments as Canyon Crest Academy seniors during the graduation ceremony June 14. Left: Big smiles at the Torrey Pines High graduation June 14. See pages B14 (TPHS) and B20 (CCA) for more. ALSO VISIT WWW.DELMARTIMES.NET

prestigious tournaments would be an understatement. Kim placed ahead of Wo o d s , shooting a combined four-over-par 290 to finish an astonishing 17th, the fifth best performance for an amateur in 30 years.

dents who want the community center to be made available for weddings and other private functions. Neighborhood residents were concerned primarily about alcohol being served at the events, which they said could endanger children who ride their bikes and play in the area. Other concerns included impacts on parking, and noise from live bands that See PARTY, Page 6

See MERGE, Page 6

DM OKs changes to shared fire services agreement BY KRISTINA HOUCK Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach will no longer share fire personnel services with Rancho Santa Fe. To offset the services Rancho Santa Fe will no longer provide, the Del Mar City Council on Monday, June 17, unanimously approved organizational and staffing changes to the shared fire services agreement with Encinitas and So-


care,” one resident told developer Gary Levitt. Levitt said the purpose of last week’s meeting was always intended to be just an informational presentation; he said the appropriate place to debate the project will be at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, where they will vet the project in subcommittee and regular board meetings in the coming months. Levitt said he is very proud of what he is proposing and will adjust the plan where appropriate. He said he has a vested interest in

lana Beach. The coast cities, along with Rancho Santa Fe, entered into an agreement in 2009 to streamline personnel operations. Under the current contract, which is effective through June 30, the coast cities share three deputy chiefs with Rancho Santa Fe, and Rancho Santa Fe provides access to three See FIRE, Page 6

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Bike thefts responsible for Del Mar crime increase BY KRISTINA HOUCK Crimes in Del Mar increased nearly 16 percent last year, a trend police attributed to a spike in property theft. During a presentation at the Del Mar City Council meeting on Monday, June 17, San Diego Sheriff’s Capt. Robert Haley said the total number of crimes in Del Mar increased from 195 in 2011 to 226 in 2012. An increase in bicycle thefts accounts for almost one-third of the spike in crime, Haley said. Seven bicycles were stolen in 2011, and 19 were stolen in 2012. While the overall crime rate increased in Del Mar, violent crimes decreased 6.25 percent in 2012. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and auto theft. There were 16 violent crimes in 2011, and 15 in 2012. No robberies took place in Del Mar in 2012.

Local consultant pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A self-employed Rancho Santa Fe consultant pleaded guilty June 18 to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit securities fraud in connection with Florida-based penny stock company iTrackr. David Bahr, 54, will be sentenced Sept. 3 by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns. Bahr admitted that he agreed with others to manipulate and artificially inflate the price of iTrackr shares in order to make money for himself and his client-investors whom he advised. Bahr bought shares of iTrackr, and advised others to do so, in order to keep up the price of iTrackr stock, and arranged for the dissemination of promotional material that overstated the likelihood of iTrackr’s success and future profits, according to the plea agreement. The defendant’s guilty plea coincides with charges filed June 18 by the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the same conduct. Last November, Bahr spoke on the phone with an undercover FBI agent posing as a businessman who could arrange for stockbrokers to secretly invest their clients’ money in iTrackr in return for a 30 percent kickback. The undercover agent told Bahr that the kickback would not be disclosed to the brokers’ clients, and that he could ensure that the shares would be held for about one year, thus keeping the shares off the market and avoiding any sales that would decrease the See FRAUD, page 19

Solana Beach moving ahead on plans for beach-area repair projects BY JOE TASH Solana Beach is moving forward on plans to replace the deteriorated access stairway to its southern beach near Del Mar Shores, and repair a stairway at Tide Beach Park, for a total cost of about $1.5 million. The City Council discussed the two projects at its meeting on Wednesday, June 12, and gave direction to staff on a potential funding plan for the projects. The stairway at Del Mar Shores was built in the 1970s, and closed last November, after a city consultant found it does not meet minimum building code requirements for public use. Removing the existing stairs and replacing them will cost between $750,000 and $1 million, according to a staff report. Replacement of the handrails and other work on the Tide Beach Park stairs will cost $150,000. With contingency funds budgeted for unforeseen expenses, the total for both projects is $1.5 million. The city plans to put the projects out to bid and come back to the council at a later date for final approval of the work. A permit issued by the California Coastal Commission for the work will expire in January, and if construction does not start

by then, the city would likely have to reapply for the permit, according to a staff report. Plans for the replacement of the Del Mar Shores stairway include a new platform where a lifeguard station would be located. That would be the only change from the existing stairway, according to city staff. City staff has proposed funding the projects from a variety of sources, including beach recreation fees collected by the San Diego Association of Governments; public recreation fees collected by the city; and the city’s capital improvement fund. The city has also applied for a $200,000 grant from the California Coastal Conservancy, and has been approached by community members who have offered to assist with private fundraising. About half of the project would be funded by a $737,000 loan — to be repaid with interest — from the city’s general fund reserves. The council agreed with a staff proposal to pay back the loan over a period of several years from Transient Occupancy Taxes, which are charged to hotel guests. A detailed financing plan will be presented to the council when the project comes back for final approval.

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TPHS alumnus named one of LA Unified School District’s ‘Teachers of the Year’ BY KAREN BILLING Torrey Pines High School alumnus Daniel Gettinger was recently named one of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 21 “Teachers of the Year.” The honor is a big accomplishment as the 25-year-old Gettinger is only in his third year of teaching and was recognized as a standout in the second largest school district in the nation. LA Unified has an enrollment of more than 640,000 students at over 900 schools and 187 public charter schools. Gettinger teaches statistics, pre-calculus and algebra 1 at Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park and has “committed his life to closing the achievement gap.” “I have a firm belief that all students, regardless of their backgrounds, are capable of achieving at a high level,” Gettinger said. He said that while it’s nice to be recognized his students are the ones who deserve the recognition as they’re the ones who have worked hard all year, coming in as early as 6 a.m. or staying until 6 p.m. for extra help to improve in school.

Daniel Gettinger “I can’t take most of the credit, it’s really a reflection of the work of my students,” Gettinger said. “I’m trying to get better for my students.” Gettinger graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 with a degree in economics — he really had no intention of becoming a teacher. Upon graduating he decided he “wanted to make a difference” so he joined up with Teach for America. Teach for America is an organization that places mostly college graduates and other professionals into teaching positions in low-in-

come schools with serious needs. Members of Teach for America make a two-year commitment to teach but two years was not enough for Gettinger. “Once I got into the classroom and started working with the students, it became too hard to leave so I decided to stay in education,” Gettinger said. Gettinger earned his preliminary credentials and took night classes to get his full credentials, earning his master’s degree in urban education, educational policy and administration at Loyola Marymount University. Gettinger was originally placed in Fremont High School, a very low performing school in south Los Angeles that was undergoing reconstitution, a process where they were so low performing that the district removed the administration and the entire staff had to reapply for their jobs. Less than 50 percent of the existing staff was brought back at Fremont. “I was part of the crew that was brought in,” Gettinger said. Gettinger was assigned

to a class of algebra 1 repeaters, students who had previously failed the class. “I’ve got to tell you that at first I didn’t know what I was doing and the students knew that,” Gettinger said. “I had to learn quickly how to be more effective because that’s what the students needed.” In his second year as a teacher, he joined the staff of Huntington Park High, which was also going through a reconstitution. He said he was quickly embraced by the students, staff and the community as he continued to work to be the best teacher he could be. His students deal with difficult issues outside of school, such as a lack of stability in their family lives and gangs. As a teacher, he aims to support his students and provide learning experiences that improve their critical thinking, allowing them to investigate content and discover it on their own. “My students are really smart and the worst thing I can do as a teacher is get in the way,” Gettinger said. He said his students won’t develop those critical thinking skills if they’re just

sitting and copying notes and listening to him speak — he needs them to engage in the material. Next year, Gettinger will move from an everyday teacher to a position as math coach for the school, supporting other teachers in the math department as

they build curriculum. It was a tough decision to leave the classroom but he feels like it will make the school better as a whole. “For me it’s about how can I make the most impact,” Gettinger said. “That’s really what it’s all about.

TPHS student selected to participate in national leadership program Jacob Lyon, a junior at Torrey Pines High School in 2012- 2013, has been selected to participate in the Economics for Leaders program being conducted at the University of Washington, Seattle from July 7 - 14. Jake is one of 32 students from around the country who has been honored by being accepted into the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ Seattle Economics for Leaders program. All of the students have been selected because they have demonstrated excellent leadership potential. During the week-long Economics for Leaders program, students attain an understanding of economic reasoning principles and how to employ these concepts for successful and ef-

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Accomplished entrepreneur Ty Humes brings passion for educational causes to Del Mar Schools Education Foundation BY KATHY DAY When Ty Humes learned his young daughter would not be able to attend Ocean Air Elementary School, which was a couple of blocks from their home, he didn’t settle for “no.” The Torrey Hills resident who grew up in the Bronx – a kid from the projects who was one of 10 black students among his Catholic school student body of 1,600 – isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Today those challenges range from serving on the boards of the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation and several other nonprofits to developing new companies blending the entertainment and technology industries. You can tell by talking with him that he’s truly dedicated to “being all about the kids,” as he puts it when asked about interests outside his business and civic life. Life is a little different for their two children than it was for him. When he took Emily and Joshua to their first Padres game recently, they sat three rows behind home plate. His own first Major League game was watching the Yankees from the bleacher seats. Although they had discussed private schooling, Humes and his wife Alice – a former Pfizer sales executive who’s now a stay-at-home

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Ty Humes with his daughter in New York pre-Chrismas 2008. mom and class mom — decided to send Emily to public school. They made the choice because the Del Mar school district has such a strong reputation, he said, adding that their daughter was really excited about going to school close to their home. But then they learned that children from outside the neighborhood had been given priority because their schools were overcrowded. That prompted him – and other parents – to attend a school board meeting and plead for reconsideration. His speech must have made an impact, since he quickly received a call from Ryan Stanley, Ocean Air’s principal, asking him to represent his school on the district’s Enrollment Committee to address the problem. They figured out how to make the system work for the kids, and Hume’s daughter and all but one of the other children in the neighborhood made it in via Ocean Air’s lottery. Joshua is two years away from kindergarten. That marked the beginning of his role as a parent volunteer. This year, when he attended back-to-school night for his now-first grader, someone announced that they needed a representative for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation. He

raised his hand and after a subsequent interview was named to the foundation board. Now Humes is one of three officers, holding the title of vice president for marketing. Humes’ generation is the first of his family to grow up in the North. His family’s roots are in the South. Some were slaves and his maternal great grandmother was a Cherokee, he noted. His mother taught in public schools, he said, so she knew it was better to send him to a private school; his father, who died last Christmas Eve, worked for Revlon Corp. from his high school graduation to retirement as a union foreman in the maintenance and corporate landscaping division. He speaks proudly of his heritage and is a selfdescribed “American history junkie.” As a man whose daughter is at a school which officially has “zero percent” African Americans according to its school accountability report, he knows he stands out. That’s happened before. He smiled broadly as he talked about his high school athletic endeavors. “I played basketball and baseball — and (ice) hockey,” he said, adding that he was recruited by a neighbor who was from Toronto. At

6-foot-6, he stood out there, too, in the days before hockey players were built like NFL players, he said. Humes graduated from Syracuse University, with dual majors in economics and political science and kept up his multi-sport career with basketball and hockey — and added crew to his schedule. He went straight to Wall Street, where he worked on the private equity and deal flow side. He also spent time in Chicago, running e-commerce for Warren Buffett’s Dearborn Financial. “I love learning about business models – learning how someone got from A to B,” he said. Reading autobiographies gives him insight into people like Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn. Humes came to Los Angeles to work with a friend who was involved with Market Watch and then heard about an opportunity with Pacific Title Archives, respected in the entertainment industry for its role in preserving and protecting film, video, records and digital media assets. That, he said, put him right in the heart of the entertainment world, with clients such as Miramax and Soul Train, where friends called him “Hollywood Humes.” As he worked and gained connections, he and the company’s executives decided to create PTA Capital Partners. With the knowledge that “content is king,” they focus on bringing together content and technology, aiming to marry the best of Silicon Valley with the best of Hollywood. He is now the company’s vice president and chief operating officer and remains on the board of the media asset management company. Humes talks about his latest achievement – helping to form a new company, Spigot. Its founders are developing a kiosk for airport gift shops and other locations that will enable people to download a movie or TV show in 20 seconds or less onto a thumbdrive or smartphone. He led and closed a

critical part of the project, getting content from the likes of Fox and Warner Bros. While he loves his work, he said he’s “not a Hollywood guy” so when Emily was a year old they chose to move to San Diego. That means his nearly daily commute to the Los Angeles area begins at 4 a.m. and he heads home after the stock markets close in the early afternoon. Recently, he opened a small office in Torrey Hills where he can work a couple of days and focus on his work with the schools’ foundation. He’s very hands-on about that responsibility and focused on the goal of raising participation among Ocean Air parents to 78 percent from its existing 60 percent. “We’re the largest school so it’s important to keep high parent participation,” Humes said. With the board shifting its focus from being top-down to bottom up, he said, he and fellow board member and Ocean Air parent Susan Polizzotto signed up to work at every

event — and work them they are. They are on hand for every event, from music department performances to meetings with parents of new kindergartners, he said. He also meets with parents before and after school and the foundation, which raises funds to support teachers, has started working more closely with the PTA, which raises funds for “things.” “We are also approaching alumni,” he added. “They are still part of the neighborhood.” His work for educational causes doesn’t stop in Del Mar. He said enjoys being involved in finding ways to help children in the inner cities and believes vouchers and charter schools may provide some answers. His vantage point gives him perspective. From helping with raising $400 million for Volunteers of America Southwest to the smaller budget of the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, the bottom line for Humes is still about making the world a better place.

Quick facts Name: Ty Humes Distinctions: Syracuse University Alumni President 1988-1997; Syracuse University Society of Fellows 1996-1998; Founding board member/trustee of Concerned Black Men of Action for Youth 1994; Board of directors and trustee, PTA Capital 2010-present; Board of directors/trustee Volunteers of America 2006-present; Board of directors/trustee and vice chairman, Def Leppard (Raven’s Drum Foundation) 2004-present; Board of directors/trustee and vice president of marketing Del Mar Schools Education Foundation 2012-present; Member, National Association of Broadcasters; Member, Malibu Chamber of Commerce; Member, Association of Moving Images and Archives (Motion Picture Industry); Member, Motion Picture Industry; 1993: Black Enterprise Magazine nominated for top executive Young Black Males under 30 representing New York and New England Region; 1995: First minority to ever be appointed to the Executive Committee of Dearborn Financial, out of Chicago. He served as the Founding Director of E-Commerce. (Dearborn was owned at the time by Warren Buffett and the Washington Post.) Family: Wife Alice Humes, daughter Emily, son Joshua Interests: Family, U.S. history, weightlifting, Reading: Autobiographies. Favorite books: “The Federalist Papers” and “Team of Rivals” Favorite films: “Casablanca” Favorite getaway: New York to show their children cultural diversity. Philosophy: From Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.”


June 20, 2013

Skyline students: (left to right) Matthew Terrill, Finn Mallery, Zack Borthwick, Chloe Boyd and Natalie Feldman.

Two Skyline students earn perfect scores in WordMasters Challenge Three other Skyline students achieve near perfect scores

Two students representing Skyline Elementary School recently received a perfect score in the last of three meets for this year’s WordMasters Challenge — a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge, fifth graders Natalie Feldman and Matthew Terrill earned a perfect score of 20 in the recent meet. Nationally, only 144 fifth graders achieved a perfect score. Other students at Skyline Elementary School who achieved outstanding results in the final meet include Finn Mallery, Chloe Boyd and Zachary Borthwick, scoring 19. The WordMasters Challenge is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Although most vocabulary enrichment and analogy-solving programs are designed for use by high school students, WordMasters Challenge materials have been specifically created for younger students in grades three through eight. They are particularly well suited for children who are motivated by the challenge of learning new words and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by analogies. The WordMasters Challenge program is administered by a company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is dedicated to inspiring high achievement in American schools. More information is available at the company’s website:

CCA student makes USA Biology Olympiad Team; Catherine Wu will compete at International Biology Olympiad Canyon Crest Academy Junior Catherine Wu recently made the USA Biology Olympiad Team and will represent the United States to compete at the International Biology Olympiad next month in Switzerland. The United States IBO delegations consist of four students and two academic advisors. The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) is a national competition sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education to select the competitors for the International Biology Olympiad. At the beginning of June, 20 national finalists gather at a nationally-recognized institution for a two-week training. At the end of the two weeks, four students are se-


What’s the place in Carmel Valley?

You know, the one place that everyone agrees is where the style, the scene, the civic pride is. Where’s our Cedros, Del Mar Village or Little Italy? If nothing special comes to mind, perhaps it should. Maybe it’s time for Carmel Valley to have a place as significant, as sophisticated, as engaging as the community itself. If you agree, it’s time to seize the opportunity – to create a signature destination for all of Carmel Valley.

USA National Biology Olympiad Gold Medalist and USA Team Member Catherine Wu, Canyon Crest Academy (second from right). lected to represent the United States at the International Biology Olympiad. Catherine said she is very grateful to her school, Canyon Crest Academy, for providing such a good learning environment, great opportunity and excellent teachers, such as biology teachers Mr. Haas and Mr. Gerstin. “Without their encouragement, guidance and help, I would not have achieved this,” Catherine said.


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PARTY continued from page 1 would be allowed to play at the events. Mayor Mike Nichols and Councilmen Tom Campbell and David Zito opposed allowing any alcohol being served at the facility, while Council members Lesa Heebner and Peter Zahn were willing to allow beer and wine to be served at events during the oneyear trial. “All we’re talking about here is a trial period for something,” said Heebner, and that the trial would show whether there is enough parking in the area to support the private events. She said many people have approached her in the community, asking if the center could be made available for their events. “Alcohol is legal, we’re not going to make it illegal in Solana Beach,” Heebner said. But Campbell sided with people who live closest to the center, which over-

looks the ocean at 133 Pacific Ave. “I think we are throwing that neighborhood under the bus if we go forward with this,” Campbell said. “This is a really dangerous thing to do, in my opinion.” Campbell said alcohol is prohibited at other city facilities, including parks and beaches, except for certain community events such as the annual Fiesta del Sol street fair. The city does rent out the La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Ave., for private events, but smoking and alcohol are prohibited. Heebner said a proposal by Nichols to allow private events at the Fletcher Cove center for $300 per hour — without alcohol — didn’t make sense. “Nobody’s going to rent a place for $1,500 to $1,800 a day for what will turn out to be children’s parties,” she said. “I don’t think this is worth wasting our staff time on any longer.” A $350,000 renovation of the Fletcher Cove Community Center was complet-

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ed in 2011. Currently, the center is used on the weekdays for activities ranging from service club meetings to adult education classes, as well as training sessions for city employees. The city spent nearly $32,000 on environmental studies regarding the proposal to rent the center out for private events, according to a staff report. More than a dozen people spoke at Wednesday’s meeting for and against the proposal. Richard Jacobs, who lives near the center, said the environmental study, particularly involving the parking impacts, was “deeply flawed.” “We are a neighborhood in need of your help,” Jacobs told the council, urging them to vote against the proposal. Another nearby resident, Kim Burnett, said she was worried whether cars from party guests would crowd out residents and beach visitors, and about allowing alcohol to be served at the center. “It’s a very threatening situation for us,” Burnett said. “I think we’ll lose the quality of life we have there.” Under the proposal, the facility would have been available for private use on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The council debated how many events would be allowed each month before the discussion ended. Also

debated was the size of events; proposals ranged from a maximum of 50 to 100 guests. A parking consultant hired by the city told the council it was determined that 62 parking spaces would be needed for an event with 100 guests, and that public lots and onstreet parking in the area could accommodate the cars without encroaching on neighborhood spots. The proposal crafted by city staff called for valet parking or a shuttle for events with more than 50 guests, and a requirement for security guards to ensure that noise, parking and alcohol regulations were followed. Supporters argued that the city-owned facility should be available for use by residents across the city for special events. Among the supporters were members of the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, along with several former City Council members. “Let’s give it a shot, let’s see what happens. Let’s let the public have a chance to make use of this public facility and see how it goes,” said Eric Lodge. Former mayor Margaret Schlesinger said, “Many people contributed to the upgrade of the building with the expectation that it would be used for more than flower-arranging classes.”


ies even stronger, I think, than what we’ve been doing.” With the Del Mar City Council’s approval, two of the three deputy chiefs in July will be reassigned to shift battalion chiefs, a midmanagement position with fewer hours and less pay. Because battalion chiefs will be working 24 hours instead of a 40-hour work week, a nonsworn program assistant will be hired to assist with administrative tasks. “We believe that we can maintain the highest service level at a cost-effective manner with this model,” said Deputy Fire Chief Mike Daigle. The coast cities currently pay more than $1.5 million for shared services, of which Del Mar pays nearly $183,000. With the reorganization of the contract, Del Mar will save roughly $15,000. Solana Beach and Encinitas will save about $27,000 and $58,000, respectively.

continued from page 1 shift battalion chiefs and one battalion chief training officer. Representatives from each of the four agencies met to discuss the shared services in February. The coast cities advocated moving to one fire chief to promote further cooperation, while Rancho Santa Fe wanted to maintain an independent fire chief. A month later, Rancho Santa Fe informed the coast cities it would no longer utilize the deputy chiefs. Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach have since terminated their contract services with Rancho Santa Fe. “The decision that Rancho Santa Fe made was that they had to be a stand-alone operation for various reasons, and it’s very understandable,” Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott said. “This realignment necessitates us coming together as three cit-

MERGE continued from page 1 the project being successful not just as a developer but as a neighbor. He has lived in the area since 1983, is the chair of the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board and also owns the Torrey Hills Shopping Center down the street from the proposed project. The community plan was developed for the area in 1990 and established what could be done with the space on Carmel Country Road and Carmel Mountain Road — it is entitled to 200 multi-family homes and 4 acres of neighborhood commercial center. In 2004, Pardee Homes developed a plan for Highlands Village and built 169 townhomes and was granted permits for a 28,000-square-foot strip shopping center. “I was lucky enough to buy the property,” Levitt said. “It is a wonderful property but it had a lousy plan.” Levitt said the plan was no better than any other strip center and was not designed to be a good neighbor to homes directly behind the project. The backs of box-store retail, including alleyways and loading docks, would be facing the fronts of people’s homes on Dry Cliff Trail. “I think the community deserves something better than what’s planned,” Levitt said. “I’m not going to build another strip center.” Around the perimeter of the project, the residences, businesses and offices will front the street to provide a “welcoming environment,” Levitt said. There will be plenty of green spaces, including a central garden and wide sidewalks all around — a total of 1.6 acres of pedestrian and open space. Levitt said he wants to build a place that will attract an authentic coffee shop and artisanal restaurants that people can walk to, with indoor and outdoor dining. He said he would like to build unique office and retail spaces that would attract interesting tenants. “If you want to attract great tenants you have to build great places,” Levitt said. Levitt developed ground rules for the design of MERGE, which was taken on by Safdie Rabines Architects. The rules were that they don’t change the community plan or zoning, don’t generate any more car trips than the approved project, that it aims to be certified LEED Gold for its green building standards and provides pedestrian-friendly linkages through and around the property. Levitt said the retail component, 13,000 square

feet, is equal to the space from Torrey Hills Pet Hospital to the Subway restaurant at the Torrey Hills Shopping Center. He said the office space, 22,000 square feet, is about half the space of the office space at Torrey Hills. The 21 upper floor luxury flats will be located above the retail, each unit having its own outdoor space. In earlier meetings with the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, a lot of concern was expressed about the design of the project, particularly the townhomes and that they clashed with the community’s character. As a result, their look has been softened. Gone are the flat roofs, replaced with pitched roofs and the architect has used materials picked up from the look of surrounding homes, according to Levitt. The 10 townhomes, which will range up to four bedrooms, will have a private porch, yard and two-car garages, and will be set back 26 feet from the curb. “I’m an interior designer and I believe Carmel Valley needs more innovative designs and spaces like this,” said Dalia Feldman, a resident of Carmel Country Highlands. “In my opinion, the way they’re designing this, it’s going to be a great place to gather, it’s not your typical center. It has an amazing design and it brings something new to the community. I know a lot of people are concerned about traffic and the architecture but I think people are concerned because it’s so innovative and new for Carmel Valley.” In the workshop format, people expressed concerns about the project being too dense and too “downtown.” One resident loved the new plan because it wasn’t all retail, another resident said it was not enough retail. “We want the retail, we don’t want the commercial,” said neighbor Ann Marie Divine. One resident expressed concern about increased traffic being dangerous in the residential area where he said a child was recently hit by a car. He also said he fears people will park on the surrounding residential streets rather than parking in the interior of the project. Levitt said that the project will not generate any more trips. The approved project was estimated to attract 1,848 trips a day and MERGE is estimated to bring 32 less a day with 1.816 daily trips. MERGE also offers more parking with 65 surface spaces and 150 in an underground garage, Levitt said. Some neighbors expressed concern about the parking garage and its safety.


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Education Matters/Opinion

Canyon Crest Academy waitlist blues BY MARSHA SUTTON Success has its price. The increasing populariMarsha Sutton ty of Canyon Crest Academy as a school of choice has resulted this year in more lottery applications for incoming ninth grade than any other year since the school opened in 2004. Because it’s public school, those accepted are not obligated to attend. There is no deposit required, no financial risk at stake, no sign-on-the-dotted-line agreement. Typically a certain percentage of students accepted by lottery at a school of choice decides later to attend a different high school, usually their boundary school which in the southern portion of the San Dieguito Union High School District is Torrey Pines. So the district has learned to overbook, just like airlines do, and admit more kids over the allowable enrollment, expecting a certain number to opt out. Then kids are accepted from the waitlist as space opens up. Historically, “there’s a certain level of attrition” when the district admits students in ninth grade to CCA, said Rick Ayala, San Dieguito’s director of pupil services and alternative programs, who oversees the lottery process at CCA. Ayala, who is also the principal of San Dieguito’s Sunset and North Coast alternative high schools, said the district received 747 applications for CCA’s ninth grade for the fall of 2013, the most ever. He said 610 were admitted, and 137 were waitlisted. With seats for 450 to 480 students per grade level (about 1,800 total for all four grades at CCA), the district admitted about 33 percent more incoming ninthgrade students than available seats. But this year, more students accepted enrollment at CCA than expected. “There was hardly any attrition this year, not like in years past,” Ayala said. To accept students from the waitlist, more than 150 students would have had to decline. And that did not happen. In fact, of the 610 admitted, a whopping 556 enrolled.

Ayala called this “the biggest class ever” at CCA. So the district was forced to turn away all waitlisted students. The minutes from SDUHSD’s May 16 board meeting stated that “all high school choice students on the waitlist were scheduled to be notified that there will be no one moved off the waitlist.” Ayala said no exceptions were made for any student, contrary to rumors that kids excelling in certain sports were allowed in ahead of others. Posted on the district’s Facebook page May 21 was the following message: “This year, as in years past, we had more students select CCA and SDA [San Dieguito Academy] than there is space available so a lottery was conducted to determine admittance priority. Based upon many years of experience with this high school selection process, we know that after the high school selection process ends, we will have students who were initially admitted to either CCA or SDA who never end up enrolling. In anticipation of this attrition, during our initial acceptance process we over-enroll both schools. Some years the subsequent attrition is significant enough to allow us to invite students from the wait lists to attend either CCA or SDA

and in some years there is not sufficient attrition to allow for further enrollment from the wait lists because the school is already at or above capacity. This year the enrollment attrition at CCA and SDA was not sufficient enough at either school to allow for further enrollment from the wait list. Both schools are at or above capacity for the 2013-14 school year and therefore, even with any further attrition, there will be no further students admitted to either CCA or SDA for the 2013-14 school year.” After everyone on the ninth-grade waitlist was notified of this decision, there was quite an uproar among parents whose kids really, really wanted Canyon Crest. Some comments from the Facebook page: •“Most kids are now putting CCA as their first choice, even if they don’t feel strongly about that school, since they know TP is a ‘safety school’ for them. This strategy dilutes the pool for people who really want to go to CCA for a specific reason (arts, for example).” •“Our neighbor’s son didn’t really want to go to CCA but put down the lottery just so he could decide later. Well, once he got accepted and decided he did not want to attend, he went back to Torrey Pines coun-

selors only to find out that most of the electives were now full. So he could not get any electives he wanted. So, he just decided, what the heck, I am just going to stay at CCA. I have to say, the current system encourages this type of poor decisionmaking. And it shortchanges those kids who are making good decisions and have specific reasons they want to go to one school over another (like the film program or the conservatory, etc.). The system clearly needs to be revamped.” •“What gets me is that both principals at CCA and TPHS made a point of telling parents and students that everyone gets in to their choice by the end of the summer. I have one very sad daughter right now.” •“There has to be a better way to do this. … What a shame that this year’s group of kids aren’t being afforded the same opportunity, especially since expectations were set by making a waitlist in the first place.” •“The email sent out Friday night (after hours when no one can call) was lame and gives no rationale. … My son is very upset about this as he wanted to go to CCA.” •“From what I understand, in years past, kids that were waitlisted usually got in even if it was at the last minute. Hoping for all


the kids that are waitlisted (including my own) that the district will realize an error has been made and retract their statement in order to fill the open spots I am certain exist.” Parent Eric Wesson offered his speculations: “I think this issue is entirely within SDUHSD’s hands, and I think not only have they bungled it, they have been heavy-handed in their public comments. It does not make sense that they would admit no waitlist students in 2011, all in 2012, and then none in 2013. I would like to see their handling of it brought to light.” Although accepting one-third more kids than available seats seems risky, it worked out last year when the numbers gave administrators guidance on how to proceed this year. According to data provided by the district, for the 2012-2013 CCA school year for incoming ninth-graders, 599 students were accepted, 457 actually enrolled, and all waitlisted students were accepted. Going by the previous year, the district admitted about the same number this year – 610. But because of interest

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On June 14, The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA hosted a gathering to cut the ribbon for the newly renovated, internationally renowned Skate Park. Families, kids, Y Board Members, Y Skate Staff, special donors such as the Ecke Family and Jere Oren, as well as skate pros like Neal Mims, Andy Macdonald, Mitchie Brusco and Austin Poynter were in attendance for this special occasion. The capital campaign raised over $700,000 to expand the Mini-Land lesson area, redesign the Street Course with more cement and changeable features, as well as reconfigure the park for an improved spectator experience. Lessons, skate sessions, summer camp, events and contests will give our 19,000 annual visitors an even better experience at this world famous and first class Skate Park.

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Businesswoman, mother overcomes adversity to become top triathlete BY GLORIA LIMAS AN Carmel Valley resident Tanja Canter has become an extraordinary name in the world of triathlons. The UCSD graduate has achieved so much in such a short time span. It was just four years ago when she entered her first competition called the Spring Sprint. It includes a 500-meter swim in Mission Bay, a 12-mile bike and a 5K run. This year, she was the overall Women’s Champion in the highly competitive Fearless Triathlon held in San Diego, which includes five segments: swimming, biking, running, then another biking and running portion. Canter is a mother of two, a triathlete and a businesswoman. Canter is also the first to admit that before her first triathlon she had never run more than a mile, never ridden a race bike and swam only with her kids for fun. “I didn’t even have the proper gear!” she says. Canter is an avid equestrian and horse owner who suffered a tragic riding accident in 2009 which she says served as a wakeup call for her. The horse she was riding fell on top of her, breaking four ribs and puncturing a lung. “I was in the hospital for over a month and the doctor told me that being fit and strong helped save my life,” Canter said. “It was at that moment that I realized being healthy and in shape was for more than competitions, it was for everyday existence.” The eye-opening experience made her pursue her passion of triathlons even more. Over the course of the past few years she has won the Tri Rock Triathlon’s Women’s Overall Inaugural Race, which is put on by the founders of the well known Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. It is held in downtown San Diego’s waterfront by the Convention Center. Canter’s most recent competition was the California State 40K Time Trial Championships bike race. She says there are so many triathlons held in San Diego that there is virtually one held every weekend. Canter considers herself an amateur versus the professionals who make the sport a full-time commitment Canter plans to compete at the World Sprint Championships in London this September as she did last year when they were held in New Zealand. Entry selection is made a year prior. She qualified for this year’s U.S. team at nationals last year placing 4th and 7th in two divisions. Canter’s goals include hoping to someday be in the Top 3 in the country when qualifying for nationals and being a Top 10 finalist at the World competition.

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Local jewelry designer/gemologist among select few invited to China for trade show BY DIANE WELCH The beauty of gemstones — and the thrill of the hunt to unearth them — lured local resident Jacqui Grande to exotic destinations where she not only found buried treasure but forged a new career. In doing so she also mapped out a new life, despite being a lone woman in the male world of mining. Dredge mining for color gemstones in Asian countries like Sri Lanka was a life far-removed from Grande’s former one as a research biologist with the Salk Institute in La Jolla. But after 25 years, her integrity and knowledge of her materials has led to a top-level career as a gemologist and jewelry designer, and has placed Grande in the private circles of kings, global dignitaries and high level U.S. politicians who purchase her highly sought-after gem -crusted jewelry. This acclaim recently brought Grande’s company, Radiance International, to the attention of Chinese officials who invited her to join an elite group of 20 international designers to participate in a trade show titled, “Gems Cube.” Organizing the event was

Jacqui Grande, in back, with model Shenzhen MKH Group representing Shenzhen, which is poised to become China’s manufacturing hub for jewelry and now ranks as one of China’s top 10 cities with the largest consumption of luxury products. One of only two who were spotlighted as the show’s main focus – the other was Alessio Boschi – Grande said it was “quite an honor” to be selected. China’s marketplace is one that is generally closed to international trade with the government

overseeing who is granted trade privileges and what is allowed to be sold, said Grande. “But those that do get in, do very well,” she added. It was a surprise to be chosen, said Grande, who was formerly on the Board of Directors of the International Color Gemstone Association and has been very active for the past 20 years in promoting gemstones. But she believes that it was her jewelry in Dubai that was most likely brought to the attention of the Chinese. The event included a fashion show with models adorned with jewelry from Radiance International. Translators were assigned to Grande but it was still very challenging. “It was probably the most difficult place I’ve ever done a show,” she said. “I’ve been digging for gemstones in the dirt but this was a lot more tiring,” she joked. Guests to the show came from many of the larger cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai. “One of the gentlemen I met owns 60 stores in China, and now he is my client,” said Grande, who has also been invited to conduct seminars in

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Del Mar-Leucadia branch of AAUW awards Tech Trek scholarships to local middle school girls The Del Mar-Leucadia branch of the American Association of University Women recently presented six local middle school girls with scholarships to attend Tech Trek, an AAUW-sponsored science and math camp for girls completing the 7th grade. The week-long residential camp will be held at University of California San Diego. Each camper has been recommended by a teacher with final selection made by the local AAUW branch through applications, essays, and interviews. The 2013 recipients are Grace Wesson of Carmel Valley Middle School; Carolyn Knapp and Olivia How of Earl Warren Middle School; and Daniella Lumkong, Valerie Zerfas and Magdely Benitez of Oak Crest Middle School. The goal of Tech Trek is to provide a fun yet educational week that will expand the minds of middle school-age girls who attend. Campers experience hands-on activities and field trips related to math and science, live on a college campus, get acquainted with other girls who think science is fun, and meet female role models in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields. Ten Tech Trek camps are held on eight college campuses throughout California. All girls attend the camps on scholarships provided by a local AAUW branch. Membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch reflects the varied interests of its members with informative, educational monthly meetings and special interest groups such as Gourmet, Great Decisions, Book Groups, Gadabout, and Theatre. Information: 760-815-8644 or

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Cathedral Catholic coach and family thank community for support Cathedral Catholic High coach Will Cunningham and his family held a press conference June 16 to update the public on the family’s recovery following a catastrophic car crash that occurred March 17. The family also expressed their appreciation for the community’s support. A 30-year-old Santee man, suspected of drunk driving, drove the wrong way on state Route 52 and caused a head-on crash on March 17, killing himself and sending Cunningham’s wife and three of their children, who were in the other vehicle, to the hospital with major injuries. “This is not a finished project, just an update on how we are doing� Cunningham said at the June 16 press conference. “We are trying to get back and are dealing with things most families take for granted, like tying a shoe. By the grace of God, we are humbled and blessed to have everyone still here. Anything is possible with faith. We are blessed to have the support of the Cathedral Catholic community and want to thank all of San Diego, the city of Brawley (Calif.) and well wishers around the country. Tough days are still ahead, but whatever the challenge, we look forward to it.� — Report by Rob and Sherry McKenzie. For more on the press conference, visit media partner

The Good Food Factory wins Emmy Award The Good Food Factory was awarded an Emmy for Children - Program or Special, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ local chapter recently announced. The academy’s Pacific Southwest Chapter nominated The Good Food Factory for “Children - Program or Special� and its host Amanda (Curry) Mascia for “On-Camera Talent - Program Host/ Moderator/Performer.� The Good Food Factory won the award for Program at the 39th annual awards ceremony at the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on June 15. The Good Food Factory’s Ron Franklin, Lencsi (Lenke) Angel and Chris Tittle were awarded under the program category with host and creator Amanda Mascia. “We are overjoyed to have won, and would like to recognize our other crew members, Patti Keyes and Lisa Van Es, who were not listed on the award, though their contributions were essential in the achievement of the nominations.� said Mascia. The Good Food Factory

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Wiggins Waves win 2013 San Diego Sol Championship Congratulations to the 4th grade Wiggins Waves for winning the 2013 San Diego Sol Championship for the Spring season on June 9 at Alliant International University. Shown from left to right: Allie White, Taylor Shimizu, Destiny Villarreal, Karly Reese, Gigi Butterfield, Coach Sara, Mia Koczur, and Brynne Faltinsky.

Solana Beach students named to Dean’s List at Loyola Loyola Marymount University recently announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester. Among them are two Solana Beach students: • Trevor Gill, of Solana Beach • Christine Miyagi, of Solana Beach Students named to the Dean’s list have completed 15 semester hours at LMU and earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Additionally, a student must have completed all of his or her courses and never received an “F” in any course.

Undefeated Champions: Sharks 12U Blue Soccer Team The Sharks 12U Blue Soccer Team were undefeated champions and only gave up one goal in their division at the Manchester Cup on the June 8-9 weekend. (Above) Top: Coach Brian Smith, Annika Seoane, Megan Woelkers, Ryann Casperson, Amanda Tanaka, Julia Denissenko, Analiese Baldwin, Veronica Martinez de Pinillos; Front: Jasmine Chen, Natalie Pellette, Sophie Stein, Lauren Rova, Hilda Kirmizi, Lindsey Ewing, Lindsey May.

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion Yet another prohibition based on simplistic thinking I had to chuckle when I read the recent articles announcing a new Del Mar law prohibiting charcoal barbeques on Del Mar’s beaches. As a 20-year resident having seen an accumulating list of prohibitions as well as “Nay” votes on most ideas meant to enhance the appeal and visitor-attractiveness of our town, it’s only natural that our administrators would think up another one. What intrigues me is the simplistic thinking behind the decision: A) Disposal of hot coals into the sand can/has caused injury or trashcan fire; B) That’s because unlike most other beaches we don’t have the proper disposal containers; C) But those containers are ugly – so let’s just ban the barbeques; D) Another problem solved! A few obvious questions for those who thought this up: I assume the poor lifeguards will be told to enforce this law. How? Are they going to have to kick a family off the beach that just drove here from Rancho Bernardo, El Cajon, Arizona or flew in from Minnesota for a day on the sand? Will they be told to cook their lunch in the street? Or they must eat their burgers and hot dogs raw? I pity the lifeguards already. Since this ban generally does not exist anywhere else, how will you inform the nonDel Mar residing public before they actually pack up the family and come here with their charcoal BBQ, only to have their day ruined? Have you thought of alternate plans like putting out a design competition to come up with “non-ugly” charcoal disposal containers? Or permitting charcoal BBQs in restricted part(s) of the beach so the poor “didn’t knows” will at least have some place to relocate? This fits well with the long-standing announcement in the news media during each major holiday that all over San Diego parking meters are not enforced…except in Del Mar. Now they’ll have to add “and unless you own a gas grill, there is no barbequing at the beach there either.” This kind of stuff must be doing wonders for our tourist revenue! I doubt the individuals coming up with laws like this spend much time at the beach to begin with. But they sure hold up the “Olde” Del Mar colloquial thinking. Happy 4th of July for all! Jan Svejkovsky Del Mar

MERGE project as planned is not community building [Recently], I attended a presentation by Gary Levitt, the developer of the MERGE project planned for the corner of Carmel Mountain Road and Carmel Country Road. It seems to me that neither the original plan for 28,000 square feet of retail/commercial space nor Mr. Levitt’s plan are currently relevant or in keeping with the character of the community. The original plan was conceived when this entire area was dirt, of course, and the idea that a plan conceived a decade ago might still be “approved” is ludicrous. Communities grow and change in an organic manner and the city and local planning board should immediately revoke the approval and the use of the land should be re-examined. And Mr. Levitt’s plan presents raises plenty of issues that can be taken into consideration: 1. Character of the community. No one wants another strip mall or large shopping center in the middle of this fully residential area. Small, service-based businesses and eateries designed to meet the needs of the immediately surrounding community are what’s needed. Certainly no one living in this area is seeking a “destination” shopping center that will bring traffic and visitors from other areas of San Diego to our community. 2. Safety. Traffic and congestion are already an issue in the condo development abutting the area. Any development in this area must have traffic entrances and exits that don’t create further congestion. Further, the walkways into and out of the development should be designed to promote safety by using walls and other landscape structures to impede bike-riding, skateboarding, etc., through the area and also to ensure no routes exist for children to exit directly onto the busy streets surrounding. The current plan celebrates open access from the sidewalks bordering the structures but, as a parent, I see only a wide-open “runway” for children to end up on a street where speeds regularly exceed 50 mph. 3. Security and privacy. The proposed design includes patios and roof decks that would create sightlines directly into the neighboring homes. The proposed underground parking garage (a true anomaly in this area) could easily present issues with security and create opportunities for crime. 4. Longevity. Various retailers have struggled and failed in larger shopping areas in our community. To me, this indicates the developers are out of touch with the needs of the community and bringing in the wrong sort of retailers. Do we want a new development that will merely be empty storefronts a few years down the road? Of course not. So we need a development plan that truly asks what the community needs and recruit and provide that. Unfortunately, I did not have the impression from the presentation that any thought has been put into the question of what the community wants and needs. Instead, I got the impression that the developer is interested in squeezing as much into this acreage as the planning board and city will allow, disregarding the concerns of the immediate neighbors and the community as a whole. And if the community doesn’t get on board, then Mr. Levitt will apparently just go through with his oft-repeated threat of building the “already approved” shopping center, thereby ensuring that no one is happy. That is not community building. That is community destruction. I hope that the city and planning board will step in and provide much needed support of the community’s needs and wants in this matter. Andrew Zack

Carmel Valley Library appreciates support I would like to thank the City of San Diego’s library department, Councilmember Sherri Lightner and her team, and the Del Mar Highlands Town Center for providing the financial support to repair the exterior of our Carmel Valley Library. On any given day, members of our community of all ages enjoy activities such as story time, Family Music night, studying, tutoring, and exploring the stacks in search of a great read. I’m so grateful that our community gem will shine like new and all in time for our 20th anniversary celebration, which will be Saturday, July 27, from noon-2 p.m. in the library’s community room. I hope you will all help us celebrate. The Friends of the Library are also fundraising to help spruce up the inside of our library (new upholstering for the chairs, repairing the wooden floor, etc.). Please consider joining the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library at any level (lifetime memberships are on sale through September 2013 for $250). You may pick up a Friends envelope at the library. Thank you as well to our community for their generosity in donating books to the library and shopping at our book sales that benefit the library. Suzanne Bacon, President, Friends of the San Diego Public Library, Carmel Valley Branch

DM Highlands expansion? As a resident of Carmel Valley, I have a vested interest in how our community will deal with inevitable growth into the future. That is why, after hearing that the Del Mar Highlands Town Center may soon expand, while not providing a single traffic improvement or mitigation effort, I became alarmed. What I have learned is that the Highlands management appear to have the right to add about 150,000 square feet of retail to their existing shopping center. That is the equivalent to about the size of a Walmart or Target supercenter. Having said that, I am interested to find out if and when Donahue Schriber plans on making this type and size of expansion, and, if so, have any plans been discussed or reviewed at any planning meetings recently. As someone who relies on the Highlands to meet daily needs, I find that type of growth inconceivable especially considering the horrendous parking problems that already exist there. Moreover, I also learned that the Highlands apparently would not be required to make any traffic improvements. In fact, Elizabeth Schreiber, the center’s GM was quoted in this very paper saying “…traffic improvements associated with the build out of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center have already been made.” Really? Traffic improvements? Where? I am certainly not anti-development, but I think it is worth taking a close look at how such an expansion of the Highlands would impact our community – especially when we get zero new benefit from it, just more traffic and even worse parking problems. Greg Klima 22-year Carmel Valley resident

Support for Turkish people needed

This is a call for your support for the Turkish people who are heroically resisting the governing party AKP’s oppression of the peaceful demonstrations in Turkey. People of all ages and political persuasions have been gassed, beaten and arrested by the government’s police forces. Mainstream media which functions as the mouthpiece of the government did nothing to inform its people about the brutal oppression that was taking place in different corners of the country. Government is trying to label the demonstrators as elements of subversive groups or misguided people who are being used to bring chaos to the country. Nothing can be more far from the truth. People have been silenced, jailed and terrorized by the AKP government long enough to say “No More.” People who were made feel alone, disorganized and weak about their just resentments are taking the control of their lives into their own hands. Support of the international community will be very important now and in the long- term struggle to expose the brutal, authoritarian face of the AKP government. Isil Oz and Mert Yengin

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continued from page 1 Kim became an overnight celebrity of sorts as he remained in contention in the final day on June 16. He rose to as high as third, trailing by just two strokes after he birdied four of six holes on the back nine on the third day. He was interviewed by Bob Costas in front of a national television audience on the third day of the tournament. In addition to finishing ahead of Woods, who placed tied for 32nd, Kim finished ahead of professional tour stars Ian Poulter (tied for 21st), Matt Kuchar (tied for 28th) and Rory McIlroy (tied for 41st), among others. “That feels awesome,” Kim told reporters in Ardmore, Pa., about being the low amateur. “I had a difficult ending, but the overall week [was] just an incredible experience.” Kim’s appearance at the U.S. Open followed his being named the Haskins Award winner, an honor bestowed to the best men’s collegiate player voted on by players, coaches and members of the national media. Previous Haskins Award winners include Woods, Phil Mickelson and Justin Leonard. “For my name to be part of that is an unbelievable honor,” Kim said. The Haskins Award is the latest honor on what’s become a long and growing list. Kim also received the Jack Nicklaus Award from the Golf Coaches Association of America and was named the Golfweek/Sagarin Player of the Year. He was named the Pacific-12 Conference Player of the Year, and was a key contributor for Team USA’s Palmer Cup victory over Team Europe. Kim is just two years removed from his distinguished prep career. He led Torrey Pines to a state title in 2011. He considers his experience at Torrey Pines integral to his development. “Through the years we had unbelievable teams,” Kim said, noting that virtually everyone on the teams he played on in his junior and senior years have gone on to play at Division I colleges. “We didn’t have to play that great to beat the other teams, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have that internal competition between us,” Kim said.


Michael Kim The competition between Kim and former Falcons teammate Jay Hwang was especially fierce, Kim recalls. Hwang now plays at UCLA. “We were the top two guys and there was always that competition between us,” Kim said. Torrey Pines coach Chris Drake said Kim had just as much impact on the program, with his confidence rubbing off on teammates. “I think Michael had a lot more confidence in himself,” Drake said. “He let them know it was OK to be confident; not cocky but confident. I think they picked that up from Michael.” But despite his success in high school, Kim wasn’t a highly-coveted collegiate prospect, in large part because his slight frame doesn’t fit the prototype for today’s distance-oriented game. “It’s not like I blame any of the college coaches,” Kim said. “If I was a college coach there’s no way I would take a senior in high school that looked like I did.” Kim, who is currently listed as a 5-foot-11, 150-pounder, doesn’t regularly sign up for longest drive contests. But he’s been able to rely on the precision and accuracy, and an outstanding touch on the greens he admits were developed out of necessity. “I had to learn to hit super-straight and rely on a good short game,” Kim said. “That was basically the only way I was going to [compete]. It’s definitely paying off now.” And while nobody saw Kim’s career advancing so far so fast, Drake said it was apparent Kim had unusually high growth potential when he left Torrey Pines. “We saw glimpses of that potential,” Drake said. “His junior year he shot a 65 in the first round of the CIF tournament. That was sort of our first glimpse of what he could do. I think he still has a lot of potential.”

BY SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS The Del Mar Library has come a long way since it opened at its current location in 1996. And thanks to a great collaboration among the County of San Diego, City of Del Mar, the Friends of the Del Mar Library and the Del Mar Farmers Market, the branch is better than ever, with new carpeting and furnishings and improvements that highlight the design of this historic building. My predecessor has been a great friend to this branch. In 2008, then-Supervisor Pam Slater-Price secured $250,000 to build the library’s heavily-used community room. That project included a new roof for the entire building as well as two additional parking spaces. The job five years ago included generous participation from community groups such as the Del Mar Farmer’s Market. Then and now, Del Mar City Hall is an important partner. The city owns the building and the county operates it as one of its 33 branch libraries. For the latest round of work, the city handled the contracting for the demolition, electrical work and the installation of the new carpeting. The Friends of the Del Mar Li-

brary contributed financially to the project, and so did Supervisor Slater-Price by recommending approval of a $20,000 county grant. The county library’s carpenters replaced much of the shelving and custom-built some of the new furnishings. Other pieces were refinished and look like new. The shorter shelves and the removal of a bulky soffit have opened new sightlines and views, which carry a premium in Del Mar. The project has freed valuable floor space for patrons and the staff. The community is understandably proud of its library. The building itself opened in the 1920s as St. James Catholic Church. Later, the Albatross restaurant and Pancho’s Mexican Food occupied the structure. One year after it opened as a public library, the landmark building won an Orchid Award for Historic Preservation from the San Diego Architectural Foundation. The county library system is celebrating its 100th anniversary. In about a decade, this building will turn 100. Congratulations and many thanks to all preserving and improving this great community asset.

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choice because they are attracted passionately to the continued from page 7 arts and technology belong that was stronger than expect- at CCA. Those specialized ed, it didn’t work out as programs are unique among not just San Dieguito neatly as before. The school with some- schools but perhaps all other high schools in the counthing for everyone Is it surprising that ty. But because CCA is not Canyon Crest didn’t get as many rejections as before, just an arts/tech focus with its increasingly stellar school but, by demand, has academic reputation and also now morphed into a growing demand from stu- top-tiered sports school dents interested in technolo- (which is where Torrey Pines used to have its special gy and the arts? Given the school’s pop- niche), CCA fits everyone’s ularity and well-deserved ac- needs. And that’s not good claim, it’s likely that next for the arts/tech kids. If CCA got back to its year’s “overbooking” rate will be lowered to avoid giv- founding roots and de-eming waitlisted students false phasized sports (which were hope that they might actual- formerly for fun, recreational and not highly competily have a chance. Kids who really want tive), then the students who CCA as their clear first want high academics and

presenting a proposal for four times the allowable square footage? Regarding working towards an agreement, that is the Environmental Impact Report process. The public asks questions and we expect answers from Development Services and Kilroy support team. I am glad the issue of writing the check was broached. The mitigation costs for building the reconfiguration of Del Mar Heights Bridge, I-5 ramps and SR-56 connector Flyover are not funded. Kilroy will pay into a fund, its “fair share,” the rest comes from TransNet gas tax and state and Federal grants. In response to is it better to stop progress or come to an agreement? The proposed agreement appears to be requiring a phased development approach, so many square feet of mixed use allowed until the mitigation funding is in place. I would like to address the question of disrespecting our veterans, of which I am one, by mentioning the Iraq war and bad intelligence that got us in a war that has now lasted longer than any American conflict. We veterans protected your rights to speak out on issues, even One Paseo. Dennis Ridz Prosecutors said Bahr and the undercover agent agreed to do a test run. On various days last December, the undercover agent, using FBI funds, made an initial purchase of iTrackr stock, and Bahr purchased 135,000 shares of intensely competitive sports programs will once again be attracted to Torrey. The kids interested primarily in outstanding academics combined with innovative arts and technology (and some recreational non-competitive sports thrown in), will find CCA the best fit. And everything sorts itself out just fine. As it is now, why wouldn’t every student prefer CCA over Torrey? They are both high-achieving schools, and both offer great athletic programs. Unless you want football or cheerleading, CCA offers all sports plus the arts and technology. Another difference is that CCA has that fastpaced 4x4 schedule, but that attracts as many students as

iTrackr stock. Bahr was satisfied with the purchases, and wired a $3,000 kickback to the undercover officer’s bank account. Days later, federal agents searched Bahr’s home, seizing documents and electronic evidence.

it repels. CCA is a victim of its own success by becoming “the school that has it all.” So dial back athletics at CCA, create true choices in high school focus, and make schools distinct in their appeal. When you create a school “of choice” that offers the highest level of everything for everyone, what happened this year can’t come as a great surprise. It’s just a huge disappointment for many arts/tech kids locked out of a high school experience that can be lifechanging. — Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr. com


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Del Mar tennis team wins Southern California championship Surf and Turf Tennis Club’s 14 and under team recently won the Southern California sectional championships. They will compete in the national championships in South Carolina in October. Congratulations to coach Alex Levie and the players, pictured left to right (front row): Max Tokeman, James Singer, Noah Kay, mascot Jayden Walker, and Colin Hawkins. Back row, pictured left to right: Eshan Talluri, Frank Todd, James Susman, Jessica Walker, Rachal Jackson, Avi Anklesaria and Coach Alex Levie. The players live in communities from Solana Beach to Torrey Hills.

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Solana Beach Little League wins District 31 Little League Skills Competition Solana Beach Little League Majors All-Stars won the overall two-event skills competition at the recent District 31 Little League All-Star skills competition. Fourteen all star teams participated in the competition, including two each from Encinitas, Del Mar, Escondido, and Poway, and one each from Carmel Mountain Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Valley Center, and Solana Beach. Solana Beach scored 50 points in the around-the-horn contest on the four bases which involved all players on the team throwing from base to base in two minutes. In the Home Run Derby each team provided a pitcher, catcher and batter. Solana Beach scored 63 points to overtake several teams and win the Home Run Derby portion of the skills competition, as well as overall skills competition. The skills competition was the start of the District 31 Little League All-Star Tournament. Games start on Saturday, June 22, and is first step on way to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.

CV resident Molly McAleer earns honors at Connecticut College Molly McAleer, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and a resident of Carmel Valley, has been named to the Dean’s High Honors list for the 2013 spring semester. At Connecticut College, Dean’s Honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.65, and Dean’s High Honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.78.




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Members of the San Dieguito synchronized swimming team.

(L-R) Captain Alicia Mapes, Bonnie Haase, Co-Captain Salma Ott, Wendy Katz, Taneh Hadi, Rosalind Loftin, Anne Gouvalaris, Jeanette Nichols. Not pictured: Candice Miles, Sue Malecha, Susan Larson, Jan Fuchs.

CV team BB Division Champions in Women’s League Tennis A group of Carmel Valley/Del Mar women recently won the BB Division in Tennis Competitor’s League. The team, captained by Alicia Mapes and Salma Ott, used their tennis expertise and excellent strategy with a scaled-down team of dedicated players to win the hard-fought title. The league played out of local recreational facility, Carmel Valley Tennis. It’s a four-court center with a small-town feel. Most of the players are moms with children attending Carmel Valley schools and race off to the courts after drop off. “The team is thrilled to take home the title this season.”

Local athletes to compete for a national title at the U.S. Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships Nineteen members of the San Dieguito synchronized swimming team are competing for a national title at the 2013 eSynchro U.S. Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships from June 21-29 in Riverside, Calif. The meet is the largest synchronized swimming meet in the world, and features competition in four age groups: 11-12, 13-15, 16-17 and 18-19. They qualified for the national championships by placing among the top three finishers at the regional championships last month, which featured top athletes from Southern California. Local qualifiers include: •11-12 age group team: Reica Osawa (Rancho Bernardo), Savannah Makarowski (Carlsbad), Phoebe Kreps (Encinitas), and also in the 11-12 team and trio: Grace Lytle (Encinitas), Mia Gallahue (Encinitas), and Olivia Dalry (Carmel Valley). •13-15 Age group team: Kenna Osborn (Encinitas), Madison Gustini (Del Sur), Alexandra Suarez (Carmel Valley) , Samantha Whitley (Poway), Lily Kreps (Encinitas), 13-15 age group team and trio: Ainsleigh Douglas (San Elijo), Danielle Emma (Carmel Valley), Caoimhe Gallahue (Encinitas), and 13-15 team and duet: Kiyomi Kishaba (Rancho Penasquitos), and Nicole Makarowski (Carlsbad). •16-17 age group trio: Emma Chang (Encinitas), Carly Allen (Carlsbad), and Ellie Holtaway (Carlsbad) Synchronized swimming requires a unique combination of strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and speed. San Dieguito Synchro practices three hours per day, five days per week at Rancho Bernardo High School, Cathedral Catholic High school, and the Carlsbad pool. Parents interested in enrolling their children in a beginner’s camp should contact Coach Danielle at

Back Row (L to R): Coach Blaine Bowman, Coach Pat Wade, Manager Chris Benbow, Coach Tom Deere; Middle Row (L to R): Coach Cathy Dewey, Hannah Dewey, Amanda Benbow, Lindsey Miller, Rubie Wexler, Ava Fargo; Front Row (L to R): Madi Wade, Eva Hughes, Sofia King, Karly Bowman, Allie Deere, Miranda Rafner

North Shore Girls’ Softball, 12U Silver All-Stars take second at Classic

The North Shore Girls’ Softball, 12U Silver All-Stars were finalists in the “Poway Summer Heat Classic” held June 15-17. The girls dominated the tournament, defeating All-Star teams from Poway, Imperial Beach, Navajo and East County.

Tennis Fest in Del Mar Surf and Turf Tennis Club in Del Mar held Tennis Fest on May 11, a free community tennis event featuring four-time Wimbledon champ Karen Hantze Susman. The event featured clinics for kids and adults, new equipment demonstrations and a raffle. Courtesy photo

Local residents named to SMU Spring 2013 Honor Roll Morgan Run Club & Resort to •Shannon Coughlin, a resident of Solana Beach and a first year at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with high distinction. To be listed on the participate in ClubCorp Charity Classic SMU honor roll with high distinction, students must be in the top 5 percent of their school of record. SMU’s Spring 2013 enrollment included 10,541students. •Lucas Ilijevski, a resident of Del Mar and a first year at SMU, was named to the honor roll with high distinction which includes students in the top 5 percentile. •Brianna Massas, a resident of Del Mar and a first year at SMU, was named to the honor roll with high distinction which includes students in the top 5 percentile. •Sean Milmoe, a resident of Del Mar and a sophomore at SMU, was named to the honor roll with distinction which includes students in the top 10 percentile. •Christopher Smith, a resident of Del Mar and a first year at SMU, was named to the honor roll which includes students in the top 15 percentile.

On Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, Morgan Run Club & Resort, a member of the ClubCorp family, will participate in the 2013 ClubCorp Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major annual philanthropic open-house event. In 2012, the popular ClubCorp Charity Classic raised $2,073,377 million nationwide for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Augie’s Quest and other deserving charities. Morgan Run Club & Resort invites the public to participate in the events listed: •Kickoff Reception: Friday, June 21, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; $40 per person •Live Auction/Silent Auction/Helicopter Golf Ball Drop: Tennis Festival: Saturday, June 22, 1-3 p.m., $75 person (Includes one entry to the Kickoff Reception.) •Golf Tournament: Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. Shotgun, $150 per person To participate, sponsor, or to sign up for this event, please visit the ClubCorp Charity Classic website at or call the club at (858) 756-2471.


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Local students win at Globe Honors competition

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San Diego Jewish Academy students volunteer for relief efforts in Oklahoma San Diego Jewish Academy students and staff are heading to the tornado-devastated community of Moore, Oklahoma to do volunteer work. “Several students came to me asking what they could do to make a real and meaningful difference,” said Alan Rusonik, SDJA’s director of Judaic Studies. “The practice of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is very much an integral part of the school’s identity. Students learn that each individual working to do something good can lead to a community collectively making a difference in the world in which we live.” Nine students (one 9th grader, five 10th graders and three seniors), a staff member, and Rusonik have volunteered to travel to Moore, Oklahoma for close to a week of relief work. “Our plan is simple,” added Rusonik. “We’re staying at a motel as close to the community as we can get, renting two vans, and offering assistance to anyone who needs help.” SDJA has been in touch with several relief agencies and will be assigned where needed, but likely areas include, cleaning debris, assisting with food pantries, and lending a hand at the animal shelter. The students are in for some hard work in unpleasant temperatures and in weather that is still ripe for additional tornadoes. But the students and their parents feel strongly that what they are doing, despite the potential dangers and unpleasantness, is the right thing to do. “My daughters were very excited to join in the relief effort,” said Abraham Edid, whose two daughters both attend SDJA and are joining the volunteers. “My wife was one of the first to respond to the announcement about the trip and made sure they held two spots for our girls.” Edid noted that his daughters have always been there to help the community by doing more than just donating money or raising funds. “I believe that sometimes people need more See ACADEMY, Page B26

BY KAREN BILLING Two young Carmel Valley actors are headed to Broadway this summer after shining bright at the “2013 Old Globe Honors and The Road to The Jimmy Awards.” Canyon Crest Academy senior Hunter Schwarz and Carmel Valley resident/Pacific Ridge School senior Annika Gullahorn won in the categories of Leading Actor and Actress in a High School Musical and will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards/The Jimmy Awards Competition on July 1 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. Hunter and Annika also won $1,000 scholarships during the final round of the competition, held May 20 on the Donald and Darlene Shirley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre. For Hunter, 18, the fourth time in the contest was a charm — he’s been competing in it since he was a freshman. Last year as a junior he made it to the semifinals and tied for third place. “I was simply overwhelmed,” Hunter said of being named a winner. “It was an incredible feeling…I really, really wanted it this year and I worked especially hard.” Hunter has been performing in shows since the second grade when he had his first role as “Samuel the shepherd boy.” He has performed in Broadway Bound Youth Theatre and is a member of CCA’s theater Conservatory program. His most favorite role he ever played was the lead in “Bat Boy: The Musical” in his freshman year at Canyon Crest. He said it was amazing to come in as a new freshman and snag the lead and perform alongside an “all-star cast.” “I love musical theater because it incorporates all of the things I love to do. I love to sing, I love to act and dance, and musical theater is

Hunter Schwarz and Annika Gullahorn an opportunity to do all three in one location,” Hunter said. In the Old Globe competition, the young actors had to sing one song from a show they were a lead in and then perform a song of an opposite genre to showcase a different side of their acting ability and voice. The finalists from that round of auditions went onto the semifinals where they learned group numbers on top of their two solo audition pieces, which were performed in front of an audience and panel of judges at the Old Globe. Group numbers included the opening number from “Kiss Me Kate”; “Got a Lot of Livin’ to Do” from “Bye Bye Birdie”; and the group closed with a mash-up of “Our Time” and “Beautiful City” from the musicals “Merrily We Roll


Along” and “Godspell” respectively. Hunter said the competition isn’t limited to just the show — judges are keeping a close eye on the performers while they go through rehearsals for the group numbers, checking out work ethic, how quickly they pick up choreography, how they take direction, essentially who will best embody the Old Globe in New York City. For the contest, Hunter performed a solo (and worked a puppet) from “Avenue Q” in which he played the starring role of Princeton at CCA this year and the song “Sailing” from “A New Brain,” an offBroadway show. While Hunter has participated in theater for years, Annika is relatively new to the stage. “I’m not one of those

people who have been doing theater their whole life. I actually got into it at the beginning of high school and it was at that time when I started to fall in love with it,” said Annika, who describes herself as a “complete musical theater nerd.” Annika was inspired to get into theater by her “really, really great” teacher at Pacific Ridge, Alison Trattner. Due to a busy academic schedule, Annika was only able to participate in Pacific Ridge productions, none outside of school. She kept busy at Pacific Ridge running a women’s empowerment group on campus, NKT, that she started her freshman year. Additionally, she just returned from a school trip to South Africa two weeks ago where she saw first hand things she learned in her Post Colonial African History course. Of her theater roles at Pacific Ridge, her favorite was “The Baker’s Wife” in “Into the Woods.” “She’s quite special that one, I just loved every moment of that show,” Annika said. “I’ve never been able to connect to a character as I was to The Baker’s Wife.” In the Old Globe competition, Annika performed “Moments in the Woods” from “Into the Woods,” a song that features one of her favorite lyrics from the show, “Oh, if life were made of moments, even now and then a bad one! But if life were only moments, Then you’d never know you had one.” Annika also sang the “beautiful, beautiful” song “Love Never Dies” from the musical of the same name, a sequel to “Phantom of the Opera.” Being named the winner was quite a shock to Annika as she said she was so impressed by everyone who competed. It came down to the final two, she and another girl and they were holding hands in a See GLOBE, Page B26


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After the Finish Line fundraisers return in support of former racehorses

Alyrob (right) PHOTOS COURTESY OF NADINE HOY/PROJECT SPIRIT HORSE RESCUE To keep Alyrob at the rescue, Project Spirit contacted local authorities and had him deemed abandoned by his owner. Then to further help pay for his expenses, the nonprofit sought assistance from After the Finish Line. Once Alyrob began to get the care he needed, his attitude changed, said Dawn Mellen, president of After the Finish Line. “He blossomed as a horse again,� she said. “He’s an alpha gelding, just loving life.� “Alyrob has changed from the thin, fiery beast who came here four years ago,� said Nadine Hoy, founder of Project Spirit. “He is a part of my herd, and is one happy lad. It took four dentals to correct his awful mouth, it

had been neglected (for) way too long. He is now going gray, and is aging better than we had originally hoped. It took two years to get his body in shape and to a healthy weight. He looks and acts absolutely fabulous, and we are thrilled beyond measure that we have the privilege of watching him grow old with his band of thugs, entertaining the locals of Keno (Ore.), and loving his many visitors. We send After the Finish Line a huge thank you!� Alyrob’s case is just one example of the many brought to After the Finish Line, a Toluca Lake-based group that assists in the rehabilitation and care of former racehorses until they are adopted, saving them from slaughter and neglect. Founded in October 2007 by Mellen, who has a home in Rancho Santa Fe, the nonprofit contributes funds to thoroughbred rescue and retirement organizations across the country. In 2012, the nonprofit signed 65 checks for a total of $102,000 to help groups in 17 states. But the need for financial aid is clearly growing, as costs for necessities such as hay are increasing. In the first five months of this year, After the Finish Line had already awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to about 30 organiza-

tions, including: Friends of Ferdinand, United Pegasus Foundation, Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue, The Exceller Fund, Neigh Savers Foundation, The Golden Carrot, Saving Horses, Heavenly Horse Rescue, Harmony and Hope Horse Haven, Equine Encore, ReRun and CANTER Pennsylvania. On average, groups seek grants between $500 and $2,000, according to Mellen. To assist these organizations, After the Finish Line relies on its own fundraisers and donations. “Every year, we have grown, through the donations received and rewarded,� Mellen said. For 2013, seven major fundraisers have been planned around the country. The largest one is the “Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds,� held at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar during the Del Mar racing season. The sixth annual edition is set from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1, and it will include a reception, live and silent auctions, a pledge session, a guest speaker and dinner. And because the hotel is newly renovated, “it will feel like an entirely new event,� Mellen promised. At least 200 items will be up for auction, including racing and equestrian items, photography, memorabilia,

wine, restaurant gift cards, lodging, jewelry, artwork, sports and movie tickets, retail store gift cards, spa and salon packages, and rounds of golf. Donations — which are tax-deductible — are still needed, and sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. Last year, more than 150 people attended “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds,� and $77,000 was raised. This year’s monetary goal is $100,000, Mellen said. “Save the date — everyone looks forward to the Del Mar racing season, and the community revolves around the racing meet,� she said. “Besides our enjoyment ... think about these horses, these equine athletes — they perform on the track giving us enjoyment and excitement ... let’s give a little back to the horses.� Tickets cost $140; contact Mellen at (858) 945-1371 or dawn@afterthefinishline. org. The other major fundraiser held locally will be “A Fiesta for the Horses� on Aug. 21 at En Fuego Cantina & Grill, 1342 Camino del Mar in Del Mar. From 6 p.m. to close, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of all sales to After the Finish Line. In addition, throughout August, $1

will be donated to the nonprofit for each “Finish Line� Margarita sold. “We get so much support from individuals who go into the restaurant and learn about After the Finish Line,� Mellen said. The organization applies all of its proceeds from such fundraisers and donations toward auction purchases; hay and feed; boarding expenses; a horse’s surgery and/or medical expenses; farrier/dental/ vet expenses; and transporting a horse to safety, along with other requests. After the Finish Line follows up to make sure the horse is receiving proper care, Mellen said. She emphasized that the money raised goes entirely toward the care of horses, as all of the nonprofit’s members are volunteers and none have salaries. For more information about After the Finish Line, or to become an event volunteer, sponsor or donor, contact Mellen or go to www. In addition, the organization is planning to host an information table at the Del Mar racetrack. Last year, the table was located in the Clubhouse lobby on Pacific Classic Day. “We want to surpass what we did (last year),� Mellen said.

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BY KELLEY CARLSON After a long period of neglect, everything is finally coming up roses for a former Kentucky Derby runner, thanks to the help of a local nonprofit equine foundation. Alyrob was primarily a California-based racehorse, who finished eighth in the 1996 edition of the “Run for the Roses� in Louisville, Ky. Following his retirement from the track, he was retrained as a hunter/jumper and competed as a show horse. However, Alyrob’s legs couldn’t handle the high-impact activity, and subsequently he was retired from that sport. Eventually, Alyrob’s owner asked Project Spirit Horse Rescue in Oregon to board the horse on its property, and agreed to send monthly payments to cover expenses for dental, boarding, feed and the farrier. When Alyrob arrived at the organization’s property, he was thin, had bad teeth and feet, and was stressed and full of fight. The owner’s payments to the rescue were irregular, and then stopped altogether. Consequently, the founders of Project Spirit shouldered the bill for Alyrob’s expenses, using their personal funds, since the former racehorse was a resident of the property and not officially a part of the rescue program.

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Explore the Sci-Fi inspired exhibition Approximately Infinite Universe, and learn how to make an animated diorama of your own “approximately infinite universe.� This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and older. Capacity is limited. This program costs $10 for Members and military families; $25 for non-member families. The family price includes two adults and up to three youth and includes Museum admission.

Special CD release event by jazz legend and Athenaeum favorite Mike Wofford. Regarding It’s Personal, Mike writes, “For me as a pianist, playing in a great jazz band is a remarkable experience. But solo piano in performance is a uniquely personal environment. The beauty is to convey one’s own individual thinking and approach as if playing in a living room for friends.�

Explore the Scripps Pier, normally closed to the public, on this moonlit night of exploration. Walk the entire length of the pier, learn about the structure’s history, conduct science experiments, and study the nocturnal habits of marine life.

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Rice Cracker Crusted King Salmon is placed on a bed of edamame with bacon lardons, tea-smoked dashi and cipollini onions.

Bali Hai Restaurant â– 2230 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego â–  (619) 222-1181 â– â–  The Vibe: Relaxed, romantic, casual

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The dining room provides views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline.

Spice Rubbed Swordfish is served on a sobanoodle salad with orange-sesame vinaigrette.

Bali Hai whispers in the wind of the sea: ‘Here am I, your special diner! Come to me, come to me!’ BY KELLEY CARLSON t the northeastern tip of San Diego’s Shelter Island is a landmark restaurant that practically transports guests to the South Pacific islands. Bali Hai Restaurant — named for a famous show tune — opened in 1955 and was the first building in a newly constructed neighborhood that had previously been a mere sandbank in San Diego Bay. Today, the community of Shelter Island is filled with marinas, hotels, parks and restaurants, yet Bali Hai continues to garner much attention from residents and worldwide travelers. There’s plenty of free parking for those who drive and there is a dock just outside the disc-shaped restaurant for those cruising the water in vessels. The building is constructed from more than 15 types of wood, some of it rare. Outside the front entrance is Mr. Bali Hai, a large droopy-lidded face that people love posing next to for photos. And on top of the roof is the head of “The Goof,� an icon with a bit of a mysterious past. Once inside, guests ascend to the second floor to reach the main dining room, which offers a panoramic view of San Diego Bay, downtown’s skyline and North Island. “Going to lunch is like going for a vacation,� said Bali Hai owner Larry Baumann, son-in-law of original owner Tom Ham. As sunset nears, colors reflect on the downtown buildings’ windows, and once


Scallop Carpaccio comes with XO oil, fennel, black lava salt and small lime slices.

Caramel Rum Roasted Pineapple tops cinnamon cake and almond streusel. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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■This week’s recipe: Bali Hai’s Sansho Rubbed Escolar darkness arrives, the city lights begin to twinkle. Occasionally, guests are treated to the moon rising over the skyline. The dining room features island-inspired decor and is filled with more than 100 Polynesian artifacts, such as wood weapons, tiki figures, antique tapa cloths and ocean charts. In the cocktail lounge, patrons can watch a sporting event on flat-screen TVs or share a fruity, turquoise-hued Scorpion Bowl for two. In the center of the room is the bar, where an overhead digital counter display keeps track of every World Famous Bali Hai Mai Tai ordered. The restaurant’s signature cocktail is created from the original Trader Vic’s recipe

and guests are warned beforehand that it is strong. It’s a mix of Coruba Jamaican Dark Rum, Ron Rico Light Rum, orange liqueur and sweet and sour; no fruit juice is added. The drink is so popular, Bali Hai gets calls from bars in Hawaii seeking the recipe, and people from around the world stop at the restaurant specifically to try one, according to Baumann. As of the mid-afternoon June 9, there had been a total of 2,233,248 Mai Tais ordered, 22,232 of them in 2013. Patrons can whet their appetizers with items such as the Scallop Carpaccio, thin slices of scallops with XO oil, fennel, black lava salt and small, tart slices of lime that enhance the dish’s flavor; the Battered Crab Cakes, topped with kimchi bean sprouts and served in a slightly spicy sauce; and pieces of Crispy Ahi Tuna with colorful cucumber ceviche and togarashi water. Among the notable Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine from Executive Chef Dion Morales is the Rice Cracker Crusted King Salmon on a bed of edamame with bacon lardons, teasmoked dashi and sweet cipollini onions; and the Spice Rubbed Swordfish, which rests on a soba-noodle salad with an orange sesame vinaigrette. Other favorites include the Pan Seared Halibut, Confit Duck Leg and Seared Diver Scallops. Baumann revealed he recently signed a 40-year lease for Bali Hai and his family’s other establishment, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.


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Summer Serenades concert series in Carmel Valley begins June 30 The Carmel Valley Recreation Council, along with sponsors Pardee Homes, Kilroy Realty Corporation and Sampson California Realty, are presenting the Summer Serenades 2013 concert series. This will be the Council’s 23rd year to host the free summer concert series and this summer promises to be one of the best! Bring the whole family for a night of live music and fun. Don’t forget your picnic baskets and dancing shoes! “This year we have an exciting schedule,” says Sharon Fornaciari, the event organizer for more than eight years. “Our concert series has something for everyone, from oldies Rock and Roll to the best of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the smooth sound of Reggae music, and the return of the string quartet playing classical music. This year, new to our lineup, is a patriotic concert put on by the Navy Band Southwest.” The Recreation Council has six excellent concerts lined up, which will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings, and this year they will all be held in the amphitheater at the Carmel Valley Rec Center, located at 3777 Townsgate Drive. The series begins June 30 with the Navy Band Southwest. This 45-piece concert band will be playing your patriotic favorites along with sounds from the big band era and hits by current pop and country artists. This concert is sure to put you in the mood for the 4th of July. Back for their second year is Plato Soul who will be performing on July 7. With the amazing vocal talent of KT and their solid rhythm and horn sections, they will again be performing music that will make every-

one smile and get up on their feet. No Summer Serenades would be complete without the amazing sounds of Atomic Groove. If you are looking for energetic dance music for the whole family, this is the concert for you. Atomic groove is high energy from the first beat to the last. They will be performing on July 14. After the introduction last year of Quartetto Sorrento, they are back again performing classical music for everyone’s enjoyment. They will be appearing on July 21 when these four talented musicians will be playing their wonderful and spontaneous music. Headlining the Family Fun Evening on July 28, Upstream returns with their smooth reggae sounds. Originally formed in the republic of Trinidad and Tobago and then relocated to southern California in the early 1990’s, they have an energetic eclectic style of Reggae. Performing with them this summer will be the Caribbean Gems, a Calypso dance group that is sure to entertain and amaze. Later that night, as part of the Family Fun evening, the Rec Council will be hosting Family Movie Night. The movie showing will be Wreck It Ralph. Wrapping up the series this season will be Left4Dead performing on Aug. 4. This seven-member band plays a variety of great dance music that will have the audience dancing to the beat! For more information on the Summer Serenades, contact the Carmel Valley Recreation Center at 858-552-1616 or go to www.

Free Bridge Club for seniors offered at Carmel Valley Library The manager of the Carmel Valley Library has made arrangements to form a free Party Bridge Club at the Carmel Valley Library. The club meets every Tuesday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The Carmel Valley Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., CA 92130. Directions are: Del Mar Heights Road exit, go east 1 mile, turn right on El Camino Real, left on Townsgate, go about 0.5 mile, the library is on rightt side after Solana Pacific School. Library phone: 858-552-1668.

Next ‘Concerts at the Cove’ June 20, 27

The City of Solana Beach and the Belly Up Tavern recently announced the return of the summer “Concerts at the Cove” series. Concerts at the Cove will bring local musicians to the Fletcher Cove Park stage in performances designed for audiences of all ages. Concerts will be held every Thursday night (except July 4) throughout the summer from June 13 to August 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. June 20: Paul Cannon Band ; June 27: Billy Watson.

Torrey Hills Center to hold summer kick-off celebration June 22, event benefits Ocean Air School PTA

Torrey Hills Center is hosting a summer kick-off celebration on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a sidewalk sale, kids’ chalk drawing contest, giveaways and more, all benefitting the Ocean Air School PTA. The event will also feature performances by Tae KwonDo Academy and Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Torrey Hills Center is located on 4639-4653 Carmel Mountain Road. For more information, visit

Project Turnaround Ecovillage hosting series of ‘dialogues for action’; First event is June 30 The Project Turnaround Ecovillage, in cooperation with the Noetic Sciences Community Group, will present the first in a series of dialogues for action at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Del Mar Library Community Room, 1309 Camino del Mar. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome. The emerging San Diego Ecovillage is seeking people from all walks of life, professions and vocations who are willing to invest their abilities and skills to co-create and restructure America and contribute to the global transformation needed today. The Institute of Noetic Sciences was founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell with the mission of researching the relationship between science, spirituality and religion and finding new solutions to the challenges facing humanity today. Visit for more information. Project Turnaround is a nonprofit organization based on the principle that when human beings shift their fundamental orientation or belief system in life, challenging possibilities that seem impossible become available. Project Turnaround’s mission is to empower individuals with developmental challenges to help awaken their innate abilities and potential so they can be contributing members of society. For more information visit or call (858) 481-3998.

Independence Day parade to be held in Del Mar July 4 Bring your family to enjoy the annual Independence Day parade on Thursday, July 4, at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. The Del Mar Foundation and the City of Del Mar invite families to dress up and decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons and baby strollers for a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Mayor, City Council members and Uncle Sam will lead the parade, an annual tradition sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation that is being re-invented this year. Come early, as parking will be limited because a portion of Coast Boulevard will be closed for the event. In past years residents have decorated bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers with balloons, streamers, flags, and creative red, white and blue decorations of all types. Marchers can also bring their leashed dogs dressed in patriotic colors. A new category this year is the decorated golf cart. Entrants will march from the park, down Coast Boulevard, and will return to

the Powerhouse to enjoy fresh lemonade provided by Jake’s Del Mar. Fun and games will begin at Powerhouse Park immediately following the parade. Children will be able to tour a working Del Mar Fire Engine and get an official Del Mar fire hat. For more information, please contact the Del Mar Foundation office at or Robin Khoury at The event is free of charge. Adult supervision is required for all children. As Del Mar’s oldest 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages over endowment funds to benefit the community and the San Dieguito Lagoon. The mission of the Del Mar Foundation is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.

Oprah Winfrey’s former personal chef hosting cooking classes at Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach Known as Oprah Winfrey’s former personal chef and cook, Rosie Daley is now hosting two new and exciting healthy cooking and craft classes for youth at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach. Rosie’s classes, “Cooking, Crafts & Healthy Lifestyle Series,” will be held on Fridays (June 21 and 28) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children will learn practical and fun skills in the kitchen through arts and crafts and the use of locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. The goal of the “Cooking, Crafts and Healthy Lifestyle” series is to inspire creativity in the kitchen along with the development of good eating habits and menu planning with a concentration on family fun. All family members are welcome! Come see what the buzz is all about! Classes are $20 per child, per class and include all materials. For more information and to register for the classes, please call the Center at (858) 436-7502 or visit

Summer camp offers a rainforest theme at St. Peter’s in Del Mar St. Peter’s Episcopal Church volunteers have been busy planning Summer 2013 Vacation Bible School. This year, the rainforest theme promises to help children grow stronger in faith as they rotate through the different camp stations (Bible stories, crafts, science, music and games), and learn about Jesus’ life-changing adventure. The program, for children ages 4 through 6th grade, will be held Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The cost is $60 per child, and registration is available online at St. Peter’s Del Mar is located at 334 14th St. in Del Mar Village, one block east of the 101. For more information about the camp, contact Leeann Gooding, Children & Young Families Minister, at 858-755-1616 x107 or at

Dirty Dogs creates scholarship for Del Mar Junior Lifeguards Dirty Dogs has partnered with the Del Mar Junior Lifeguards (DMJG) to create a scholarship for underprivileged local kids to attend the Junior Lifeguard program. The scholarship is based around educating North County families about dog health through exercise and nutrition. The scholarship is dedicated to Leonidas, DMJG instructor Turtle’s dog who hangs out with the kids during the program. The idea for the partnership stemmed from the owners of Dirty Dogs history as Del Mar Junior Lifeguard supporters. Their three children, Elias, Nisha and Joel, attended Junior Lifeguards every summer when they were young and have long-standing relationships with many of the instructors. Their oldest, Elias went on to be a lifeguard for the City of Solana Beach. “We’ve been taking our kids to Junior Lifeguards for years,” said Salomon Btesh, owner of Dirty Dogs. “The program is located on dog beach in Del Mar and many of the kids have dogs at home. We wanted to find a way to give back and support the program while helping to educate Junior Guard families about how to keep their other family members, dogs, healthy.” For every DMJG or Junior Guard parent who makes a purchase at the Btesh family’s store, Dirty Dogs, 5 percent will be donated to the DMJG scholarship. Purchases on Tuesdays will receive double the donation with 10 percent given back. Dirty Dogs’ services include self-serve bathing, professional grooming, healthy dog food, treats, toys and gear. The Del Mar Junior Lifeguard program commenced on June 17 and lasts through Aug. 23. It’s located between 29th street and North Beach in Del Mar. The same beach is a popular dog owner destination as it allows dogs off leash for most of the year. For more information, visit; Dirty Dogs is located at 4639 Carmel Mountain Rd. #101, San Diego, 92130; 858-259-DOGS (3647).


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San Diego County Fair continues through July 4

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The San Diego County Fair runs June 8 - July 4 (closed Mondays except July 1). Visit www. for more detailed information on concerts, the July 4 line-up and special events, and how to get discounts on admission, food and rides.

The June 20 deadline is approaching for the La Colonia de Eden Gardens Foundation scholarship for an upcoming leadership conference camp set to take place at the Whispering Winds Conference Center in Julian from July 22-25. Designed for kids ages 12-15 the 2013 Leadership, Academics, Service and Culture is normally $30 and will feature workshops and activities, with food and lodging included. The summer camp experience is for kids who want to improve their chances in succeeding in school and life, gain confidence, become a leader, be part of a team, make friends and learn about giving back to the community. To apply, visit

San Diego International Beer Festival runs June 22-24 at Fair Professional brewers from around the country will compete this year in the 6th Annual San Diego International Beer Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Friday though Sunday, June 22-24. More than 150 breweries and 350 beers from around the world are featured in this year’s festival. The festival is open to the public. Fair visitors can taste these award-winning beers, and find out the winners of the judging (which takes place in May). The San Diego County Fair runs June 8 - July 4 (closed Mondays except July 1). Visit for more detailed information on concerts, the July 4 line-up and special events, and how to get discounts on admission, food and rides.

‘Growing Future Stewards’ is 2013 theme for Birds of a Feather gala

14th Annual Enviro Fair is June 22 at Fairgrounds

• Tickets Now On Sale for San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Gala San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s biennial gala, Birds of a Feather, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5- 8:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Birds of a Feather is a garden-style gala that benefits environmental education in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This year’s theme is Growing Future Stewards. Online reservations for tickets, tables, and donations to education are now available: This fun-filled evening features natural and organic cuisine, live jazz and sophisticated swing by Randy Fontaine and the Swingers, and captivating auction packages, all with the focus on educating children to become the next generation of conservationists through free guided nature walks and public programs. “We are grateful to our gala sponsors and guests for joining San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to help provide meaningful nature experiences,â€? said Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the conservancy. “In coastal North County, we can enjoy one of the largest and most restored wetland ecosystems. Environmental education for today’s children is crucial preparation for future generations. We’re here to ensure that every child has a connection to nature at San Elijo Lagoon.â€? As a biennial benefit for San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s environmental education program, the gala raises funds to build childhood connections with Southern California’s rare wetland environments. The conservancy is “growing future stewardsâ€? by providing sciencebased field trips, free public walks, and co-produces, with county rangers, seasonal family weekends reaching more than 7,000 area students and visitors during the year. Many field trips are offered free of charge to schools with demonstrated need, so that students can bond with nature—a demonstrated necessity for healthy childhood development. This celebrated North County gathering includes environmental philanthropists, elected officials, media personalities, citizen naturalists, and supporters of kids in nature. Gala tickets are $150 per person and are available by online reservation at, or by phoning (760) 436-3944 ext 711. Tables for 6 or 8 can also be reserved, online or by phone, with discounted incentives until June 30. Suggested attire is garden cocktail.

The 14th Annual Enviro Fair will be held Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the San Diego County Fair Paddock area. Su-Mei Yu of Saffron Restaurant and Savor San Diego will offer a live cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Albertsons/Sav-on and Think Blue, Enviro Fair will stress the importance of recycling, sustainable living, pollution prevention, conservation, and environmentally friendly products. Nonprofit organizations will be on hand to illustrate ways Fairgoers can take better care of the world. New this year, we will be featuring local farmers and their Community Supported Agriculture Programs, or CSAs. There will be exhibitors with environmentally friendly products, plus exhibitors providing cooking demonstrations, along with displays of beautiful, locally grown organic produce throughout the Paddock. Visit for more detailed information on concerts, the July 4 line-up and special events, and how to get discounts on admission, food and rides.

La Jolla Festival of the Arts runs June 22-23 Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club’s 27th annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22-23 at UCSD Warren Field, Voigt Drive (west of Gilman Drive). Peruse the work of nearly 200 juried artists to find the perfect piece to complete your home or office. Proceeds will benefit programs for San Diegans with disabilities. There will also be an array of food trucks and music, including a 20-piece orchestra that will perform everything from big band and swing to rock and salsa. Tickets: $14 at the door (free for active duty military and children under age 12). (760) 753-1670.

Volunteers needed for Luau fundraiser

Can you spare some time and energy at the Moores Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational, Aug. 18 at Scripps Pier? The event, which includes the famous Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue, a buffet, music, dance presentation, speeches and auctions, needs volunteers from 8 a.m. to noon for setup on Aug. 17, and the day of the event from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If interested, e-mail with name and phone number, areas of expertise and the requested shift. Shifts are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

‘Praying for Marriages’ workshop to be held July 9 St. James Healing Prayer Ministry will present a PrayRELIGION & spirituality ing for Marriages Workshop on Tuesday, July 9, from 7-9 p.m. in St. James Church, 625 S. Nardo Ave., Solana Beach. Noted speaker, therapist and co-founder of Christian Healing Ministries Judith Mac Nutt (on DVD) will cover the topics “How God Views Marriage�; “Stumbling Blocks to a Fulfilling Marriage�; and “Signs of a Healthy Marriage.� The no-cost presentation will be followed by testimony, questions and prayer ministry. For information, call Cory at 888-590-5095.

Multiple Sclerosis Charity Golf Tournament is July 25 in Solana Beach Swing for a good cause at an upcoming golf tournament benefiting Multiple Sclerosis on Thursday, July 25, at the Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course in Solana Beach. The tournament begins at 3:30 p.m. The $55 cost per player includes a round of golf with a cart and two drink cart tickets. There will also be a long drive and closest to the pin contests and a post-round raffle. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local resident Alison Billing’s fundraising efforts for the National MS Society. Billing, 28, was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and is raising funds for her participation in the 3-Day Walk for MS in San Diego in September. Tournament entry is due by July 11. To sign up, contact Casey Cosgrove at or (858) 761-3934.


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Ubuntu Hair Studio makes an international impact thanks to local generosity • Gratuities Build Bottle Schools in Guatemala Solana Beach colorist and stylist Serena Jenichs recently took a “voluntourism” trip, funded completely by gratuities from Ubuntu Hair Studio clients in Solana Beach. Ubuntu’s commitment to its mission nurtures generosity that builds “bottle schools” and strengthens communities in Guatemala. Thanks to its clients’ generous gratuities, Jenichs’ trip expenses were covered. The expenses included her hotels, transportation, meals, and tours. Leftover donations were sent to the 100 percent non-profit organization Hug it Forward to build more schools. You can find out more at about how to plan your very own group trip. Jenichs joined other Solana Beach/Encinitas locals, Rotary Club members and the Hug It Forward organization to help strengthen the infrastructure of education for the people of Chisunuc in San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala. The “bottle schools” are built using plastic bottles filled with inor-

Serena Jenichs on her trip to Guatemala. ganic trash. Hug It Forward empowers communities to build their new bottle school and provides an Environmental Education Program to expand upon healthier, more ecofriendly living. How was Ubuntu connected to the opportunity? On April 27, 2012, Joshua Talmon, secretary/treasurer on the Board of Directors for Hug It Forward, came into Ubuntu Hair Studio for a haircut with Jenichs. Through conversa-

tion with her client, Jenichs learned the mission of the grassroots organization, which connects funds and volunteers to assist the community of San Martin Jilotepeque in building “bottle schools,” made with the eco-bricks. Both Jenichs and Talmon were excited to learn of their potential synergy. Ubuntu Hair Studio clients donated gratuities from May of 2012 until January of 2013 for the “voluntourism” trip to Guatemala. About nine months later the trip came to fruition. Along with mixing and spreading cement, sorting stuffed bottles and placing the eco-bricks in the walls, Jenichs and her group members created a funny educational skit. They taught proper oral hygiene techniques and passed out toothbrushes and toothpaste to the students afterward. The communities that participate work together and feel a sense of ownership over the school. This creates hope for generations to come. This volunturism trip to

Guatemala was the first international volunteer trip Ubuntu Hair Studio team members and clients have manifested. Studio owner Dawn Ellinwood is inspired for future trips. Ubuntu Hair Studio was founded in 2008 with an aim to shift the way consumers purchase beauty products and services. Meeting their commitment to service, gratuities or, as they like to call them, gestures of thanks for great service are passed on to good causes. At Ubuntu Hair Studio, they strive to make social and environmental change through the small things that they do. They use business as a vehicle to affect global change one client at a time and are committed to making a global impact by setting focus on contributing to humanity. They are a team united in “I AM because WE are.” Serena Jenichs, Dawn Ellinwood, Vanessa, and guest stylists Yoshi and Louis have been fundraising at Ubuntu Hair Studio since day one through the No Tipping Policy, in order to save

the confusion and uncomfortable feeling of wondering how much to tip. This relieves pressure and stress from the client. Many clients decide to add gratuity knowing it gets donated to Ubuntu Hair Studio’s five favorite organizations. In this case, they flagged a specific project to donate toward, as a volunteer trip. Clients thought it was fun and the salon was excited to have them contribute to a dogooder trip. Hug It Forward bracelets are available for purchase at Ubuntu Hair Studio ( about/). A portion of the proceeds go to the Hug It Forward organization ( to continue with the building of “bottle schools” in Latin America. Serve the World Today ( is the organization that manages the trip. Ubuntu Hair Studio is located at 109 S. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, 92075; (858) 792-5959;

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Durante’s is celebrating 30 years in business in the Del Mar Village. PHOTO/KAREN BILLING

Durante’s Menswear still going strong after three decades in Del Mar BY KAREN BILLING After 30 successful years in the menswear boutique business, one of the most common question Yvonne DiChiara fields is “Why did you pick men’s?” The easy answer, the owner of Durante’s Menswear on Camino Del Mar in the village says, is: She didn’t, really. It kind of picked her. When DiChiara started Durante’s in 1983, she was one of the only retail games in town. There were only two other retail shops — one bikini shop and one other clothing shop — and the Del Mar Plaza didn’t exist yet. While riding her bike through the village one day she stopped into one of the local retail shops and expressed how much she’d love to have a spot like theirs. The shop owner pointed her toward a vacant storefront and suggested menswear because the men’s department of his store had fared so well. “It was successful immediately,” DiChiara said. At first, she admits, she didn’t really know what men wanted to wear. A surfer since age 12, the sporty DiChiara had always gotten along great with guys and found that by having an easy rapport with men, finding out what they liked helped dictate what she carried in the store. Over the years she’s developed somewhat of a “clothing psychology”— that and a devotion to high-quality customer service has allowed her store to continue being the “Del Mar tradition” that it is. “I’ve never had a time where I hated it. Sometimes it’s frustrating but in general I like what I do,” said DiChiara of her 30 years in the village. “ I think it’s a fun store, I love working with men, I think they’re fun and they appreciate the help and it makes it worth it.” Very little about the actual store has changed since the 1980s, although the entrance used to be on the side, accessed through an alley shared with a neighboring jewelry shop. A nearby restaurant fire six months after she opened resulted in heavy smoke damage and prompted the landlord to remodel. An architect came into Durante’s, leaving the one brick exposed wall that had always been there but adding the wood beam details, switching the entrance to the front, adding the glass tiles and putting in the wood-framed windows on the side. The look is distinctly Del Mar. “All of the décor, the way it looks, has been the same since it opened 30 years ago. It was the same philosophy my dad had,” DiChiara said, referencing the candy factory her father owned for 40 years in South

Jersey. “It’s been a timeless design.” The secret to Durante’s longevity is rooted in “extra mile” customer service. “Anyone who comes in here comes back, it’s a good experience for them and they remember that,” DiChiara said. Men buy basic things and they repeat what they buy, she said. They’re simple — they want to look different but they don’t want to look stupid and, most importantly, they want to be comfortable. “Men are loyal customers,” DiChiara said. “They don’t like to shop, they like to know they can come get something and go. They’ve kept supporting me for many years, they trust me.” As there’s not a lot of men’s stores anymore, she tries to be a little different in what she offers. Because of that trust established with her customers, she said they tend to listen to her better than they might a wife or girlfriend. She said she really does more consulting than selling and she won’t sell anything to them if she knows they’re not going to love it. “She’s one of the best merchants ever,” said loyal customer and longtime Del Mar resident Gary Cantor. “I’ve been a customer here forever, she’s the best. For guys that like casual wear at a fair price, it’s the only place to shop.” Cantor said DiChiara has found the perfect niche — her clothes are not too much on the dressy side and not too “beachy,” just a happy balance somewhere in the middle. “The brands she carries are unique and not the same old stuff you’d see in any store,” Cantor said. DiChiara said she isn’t sure she would be able to survive long if she just opened the store today. She said she has history and loyalty on her side that have helped her thrive. She has the experience behind her to offer opinions on how to make a better business community for Del Mar and she has applied to be on the city’s new advisory committee to generate ideas on how to make the village more business-friendly. “It’s unfortunate that the train station is not here anymore, we should’ve never changed that stop, it was a way to bring people to town,” DiChiara said. “... It’s hard to run a business in a town when nobody comes.” DiChiara said she hopes she will be selected for the committee so she can help the village thrive. She said she would love to see more people in the village and be able to toast more businesses’ 10th, 20th, or, with hope, 30th anniversaries.’ Durante’s is located at 1412 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014; (858) 755-0116.




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he Del Mar Foundation held an informational talk June 10 by Larry Goldstein, author of Stem Cells for Dummies and distinguished Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Department of Neurosciences, at the University of California School of Medicine. The event was held at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. Goldstein is also the director of the UCSD Stem Cell Program and scientific director of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. He is the author of numerous publications and his research is at the forefront of developing an understanding of, and therapies for, Alzheimer’s disease and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. For more information about the Del Mar Foundation, visit www. For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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Del Mar Library Celebration


he San Diego County Library is celebrating its centennial, 100 Years of Stories, with events and activities taking place throughout 2013. The Del Mar Library, hosted a celebration on June 13 in honor of the system’s centennial and the branch’s recent remodel. The event included music by acoustic guitarist KEV, refreshments, and special remarks by: Supervisor Dave Roberts, District 3, San Diego County Board of Supervisors (see his letter on pages 1819); Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott; and José Aponte, director, San Diego County Library. The Del Mar Library recently underwent a remodel which was funded by a grant from District 3, the Friends of the Del Mar Library, San Diego County Library, the City of Del Mar, and the Del Mar Farmer’s Market. The remodel included additional seating, updated spaces for children and teens, carpet, and a new marketplace area where popular materials are readily available for customers to check out. For photos online, visit PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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he City of Solana Beach and the Belly Up Tavern kicked off the summer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concerts at the Coveâ&#x20AC;? series on June 13. The concert series emphasizes family recreation and cultural experiences in a relaxed outdoor setting by the beach, and provides an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a variety of musical styles at sunset. Concerts will be held every Thursday night (except July 4) throughout the summer through Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concerts at the Coveâ&#x20AC;? lineup* is as follows: June 20: Paul Cannon Band ; June 27: Billy Watson; July 11: San Diego Symphony; July 18: Nate Donnis Trio; July 25: Palominos; August 1: Mike Mydral; August 8: Brawley; August 15: Kevin Miso; August 22: Bayou Bros. For more information, visit the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www. or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 858-720-2453. For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS/KRISTINA HOUCK

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anyon Crest Academy students and their families celebrated student achievements and bid a fond farewell to the school at a graduation ceremony held June 14 at CCA. For photos online visit www. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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Student speaker Jack Conway (Right) Elliot Rappaport sings ‘Own Your Life.’

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BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN June 22 will bring a tear to my eye as I celebrate National Onion Ring Day. Let’s peel away the layers and see what’s beneath this scrumptious, savory rival to the French fry. Onions are small bulbs having delicate tissues, so they do not leave trace fossil evidence for botanists and archaeologists to determine their origins or time of birth. Food historians believe onions have been cultivated for more than 5,000 years, one of the earliest and heartiest crops, adaptable to a variety of soils and climates. The origins of the onion ring, however, are quite recent with no one source laying a solid claim to its creation. In the early 1900s, Fannie Farmer published a recipe for “fried onions” in the “Fort Wayne Indiana Sentinel.” Then in 1933 a Crisco ad appearing in The New York Times Magazine included a recipe for deepfried onion rings dipped in milk then dredged in flour. But fried onion rings were officially launched at the first drive-in restaurants – the Texas Pig stands (a thriving chain restaurant in Oak Cliff, Texas) in the 1920s. While around that time, restaurants in the Big Apple were slicing sweet Bermudas thinly, battering the rings and then frying them as a savory change up from the popular French fried potato to attract the cosmopolitan palates of New York diners.

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for frying Method: In a large bowl, soak the onion rings in milk for 10 minutes. In a food processor, blend the beer, water, buttermilk, oil, and seasonings. Gradually add the flour until a smooth pancake batter consistency forms. Blend in the egg. Drain the onions and dip in the batter. In a large skillet heat ¼- to ½-inch of oil. Fry the rings until golden, turning only once. Drain on paper towel. Serve immediately with dipping sauce. Oven Crisp Onion Rings 1 large sweet onion, sliced 1/2-inch thick, separated into rings 3/4 cup unbleached flour 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon each of mustard powder and cayenne Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil Method: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper greased lightly with olive oil. Make an assembly line with 3 shallow bowls. The first with 1/2 cup of flour, the second with the remaining flour blended with buttermilk and egg, while the third with the breadcrumbs and seasonings. See SHRINK, page B26


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GLOBE Continued from page B1 “death grip.” “I told myself I don’t care who wins because it was such an amazing experience but when they said my name I thought ‘Is that correct?’,” Annika recalled. “I was shaking so hard I almost tripped over the steps. I could not believe it, I still cannot believe I get to do what I get to do at the end of June.” Both Hunter and Annika will leave on June 25 for New York City to start two weeks of rehearsals for The Jimmy Awards. They will learn group numbers and medleys with winners from 31 regional companies, and additionally take master classes and have private coaching and interviews with theater professionals.

The hosts of the Jimmy Awards are Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, Tony Award-nominated actors from Broadway’s “Cinderella.” Hunter and Annika will perform at the Minskoff where “The Lion King” is staged on Broadway. “It’s a huge deal,” Hunter said. “It’s going to be the greatest experience of my life.” “It’s going to be a lot of hard work but it will pay off when we get to stand on that stage and perform and everything just comes together,” Annika said. In addition to the thrill of performing on Broadway, three finalists will be selected and a winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. In the fall, Hunter will attend UC Santa Barbara where he will major in physics with a minor in French


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than money,” noted Edid. “Often, they need helping hands.” “This trip will be a great experience for all of the children,” added Edid. “I think they will appreciate all they have here at home and what they are doing will fill their hearts with satisfaction that will stay with them for years.” One of the two adults organizing and going on the trip is Emily Bumps, a staff member at San Diego Jewish Academy. Bumps grew up in Oklahoma. “Growing up in Oklahoma City, hearing the sirens and finding shelter during tornado season was common practice,” said Bumps, “but witnessing an F5 tornado stretching over 2 miles wide from the comforts of my San Diego living room was all too surreal.” “I am not Jewish, but working at a Jewish day

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school has taught me the importance of Tikkun Olam,” added Bumps. “I am very excited to be traveling back to my home state with our amazing student volunteers, and Mr. Rusonik, as we represent SDJA in making the world a better place — one act at a time.” San Diego Jewish Academy has a long history of Tikkun Olam. When the Northeast was hit by Hurricane Sandy, SDJA organized “The Mother of All Garage Sales” which raised over $22,000 to benefit the victims of Sandy. SDJA also responded to the earthquake in Haiti as well as Hurricane Katrina and the flooding in New Orleans. Entire planeloads of donations were collected and sent out. “We really could not do what we do without the assistance of the community,” said Rusonik. “Even beyond SDJA parents, families, and friends, the entire community has come together many times for the greater good.”

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