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Del Mar seeks to speed up track project “ ”

BY JOE TASH Del Mar City Council members, concerned about environmental, safety and economic problems posed by the railway tracks that run atop the city's oceanfront bluffs, want to speed up regional planning for moving the tracks, while at the same time looking at opportunities for a safe pedestrian rail crossing. Mayor Terry Sinnott and

(Moving the tracks) will be long-term and cost a lot of money and be difficult, but it's hugely important to this community.

Councilman Dwight Worden

Councilman Dwight Worden brought the issue before their council colleagues at the Tuesday, Jan. 17 council meeting. After discussing the issue, the council agreed to let Sinnott and

Worden start gathering information about the issue, and talking to representatives of neighboring cities and the regional planning agency, the San Diego Association of

Governments, or SANDAG. The goal is to move up the timetable for a project to move the tracks off the bluff, while at the same time pursuing the interim step of creating a safe, legal pedestrian crossing from Del Mar to the beach, said council members. Currently, SANDAG's plans call for moving the tracks off the bluff by 2050, more than three SEE TRACKS, A19

Education board to make decision on SOUL charter school BY KAREN BILLING The founders of SOUL have brought their Encinitas charter school petition before the San Diego County Board of Education (SDCOE) after being denied by San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) last year. SOUL co-founders Marisa Bruyneel and Michael Grimes, as well as a number of SOUL supporters, advocated for the new school at a hearing on Jan. 11. SOUL, which stands for School of Universal Learning, aims to open the 7-12th grade school this fall, with a capacity that would reach 600 students. They have yet to pin down a location for the campus. Bruyneel told the board that she and Grimes set out to create a school that was “unlike any other,” one that emphasizes holistic education and connects students to their life’s passion and purpose. “SOUL was founded upon taking a hard look at the issues that pervade our schools and finding the solutions to create anew. We have examined every part of the school day and innovated it,” Bruyneel said. “SOUL students will become lifelong learners, global citizens, helpful adults, successful entrepreneurs and the CEO of their lives.” SEE SOUL, A21




el Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills were among the schools in the Del Mar Union School District that each held a STEAM+ Family Night Jan. 12. The event allows participants to experience first-hand the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Physical Education (STEAM+) courses students take every week. (Above) Dance Party participants from Del Mar Heights School. For more photos from the STEAM+ Family Night held at Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills, see page B10 and online at

SB council OKs pedestrian ramp, storm drain projects BY JOE TASH The Solana Beach City Council approved two construction projects at its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, one to install pedestrian ramps at a number of street corners in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and another to

repair a storm drain on Palmitas Street. The two projects were approved unanimously, without discussion, as part of the council’s consent agenda. Pedestrian ramps will be installed at 15 corners under the ADA

project, which was funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the County of San Diego, according to a staff report. The intersections are on Santa Rosita, Santa Hidalgo, Santa Queta, Fresca Street and Solana Hills Drive. The city received a grant of

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DM Council sends short-term rental issue to planning group BY JOE TASH The controversial issue of whether short-term vacation rentals should be allowed in Del Mar and, if so, how they should regulated, will go next before the city’s Planning Commission for consideration, under a decision made Tuesday, Jan. 17, by the City Council. Short-term rentals, such as properties listed on such services as AirBnB, have become an issue in Del Mar and other cities, as permanent residents have complained about noise, trash, parking impacts and other issues related to the vacationers. On the other side are Del Mar property owners who rely on the rentals for income, and note that such rentals have been happening for decades. On Tuesday, the council decided to ask the Planning Commission to provide an opinion on whether the city’s zoning and planning rules currently allow short-term rentals in residential areas. The commission’s decision could be appealed to the City Council. The council voted 4-1 to send the issue to the Planning Commission, with Mayor Terry Sinnott opposed. This issue has proven controversial in Del Mar over the past year, and came up during the run-up to the November City

Council election. The city has a process in place to deal with “gray areas” in its regulations, such as the short-term rentals, which are not expressly permitted, said Councilman Dwight Worden. That process includes sending such an issue to the Planning Commission for interpretation. “We sent it to them, hoping that would break the log-jam,” Worden said in an interview. Based on the commission’s recommendation, he said, the council will decide what the next step should be — such as a prohibition on residential rentals of less than 30 days, or new regulations to protect permanent residents. Currently, a moratorium on new short-term rentals is in place in Del Mar, but that does not affect properties that are now used for short-term rentals. Sinnott said after the meeting he did not see the need to send the issue back to the Planning Commission. Instead, he said, the city should work on developing regulations to address resident complaints. “My position has always been that the short-term rental problem is something that can be solved through careful regulation,” Sinnott said. The commission will take up the issue at its meeting in February, said Worden. “We’re all hoping they do it pretty quickly,” he said.

Solana Beach City Council OKs new home construction

BY JOE TASH The Solana Beach City Council approved permits Jan. 11 for a couple to tear down an existing one-story house at 310 S. Rios Ave., and replace it with a new, two-story house and front-yard pool. The applicants, James and Emily

Blake, are also planning to build a three-car garage. The total square footage of the new home will be 4,725, not including the garage. City council members, who unanimously approved the project following a public hearing, praised the couple for working with

neighbors to address concerns about ocean view impacts from chimneys and trees on the property. One chimney was removed and another lowered to accommodate those concerns, and the applicants also agreed to plant a different variety of trees, according to a staff report.

SB Council honors outgoing Supervisor Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts

BY JOE TASH Former County Supervisor and Solana Beach City Councilman Dave Roberts was honored with a proclamation on Wednesday, Jan. 11, by the current Solana Beach City Council. Roberts stepped down from the county Board of Supervisors in December after his narrow election defeat in November by

Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar. Previously, he had served as a mayor and councilman in Solana Beach. At Wednesday’s council meeting, Roberts, who was elected to the county board in 2012, was honored for his service, and his work on such issues as mental health, solar energy and housing for the homeless, as well as providing funding for parks and libraries.

Solana Beach roads in good condition, report says

BY JOE TASH The city of Solana Beach’s 42-mile network of roads is generally in good condition, but 14 percent of city-maintained roads are in poor or very poor condition, according to a report presented to the City Council at its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The survey of city roads was

completed in 2016 by a consultant, Infrastructure Management Services, at a cost of about $16,000, according to a city staff report prepared for the council meeting. The consultant rated the city’s paved roadways on a scale of 0 to 100, with the score of 86 to 100 considered excellent, 56 to 70 meaning good, and 0 to 10

meaning failed. The city’s overall score, or “pavement condition index (PCI),” is 67, according to the staff report, or within the range considered good. That score was “slightly above average” as compared with other cities recently surveyed by the consultant, said the report. SEE ROADS, A22



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The ‘XONR8’ movement, created by California Innocence Project, strives to create awareness about wrongful convictions in the legal community.

Innocence Project co-founder discusses wrongful convictions BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN Twenty years ago, California Innocence Project director and co-founder, Justin Brooks, changed his career as a criminal defense lawyer for a tenured teaching position at a university in Michigan, a small Victorian house and a good public Justin school for his Brooks children. But the quiet, tranquil life as a professor only lasted one year, Brooks told those gathered at the La Jolla Bar Association meeting Jan. 12. “I read an article in the newspaper that talked about a 21-year-old woman sentenced to death on a plea bargain,” he explained, “I went to visit her on death row, and I found a kid who didn’t speak English fluently, and she tells me this other amazing thing, which is, ‘I’m innocent.’ ” That was enough for Brooks to sell his Victorian cottage and move to San Diego to start the ground-breaking California Innocence Project (CIP). This law school clinical program, based out of California Western School of Law, is dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates and giving students real life law-practicing experience. Brooks said he decided to start the program in California because the state is “the belly of the beast” with the largest prison system in the country and the “toughest” sentence structure. CIP reviews 2,000 claims of


La Jolla Bar Association members hear about the history of the California Innocence Project at their Jan. 12 meeting at Empress Hotel. innocence a year, and chooses a few wherein they find strong evidence of innocence to pursue. With the help of students who participate in the clinic and attorneys who volunteer their time, they reopen closed cases, do DNA testing, gather evidence, speak to witnesses and, more importantly, free innocent, wrongfully convicted people. Brooks, who hails from New York City, reported that so far, there have been 2,000 documented cases of wrongful conviction in the United States. “You may remember a time when people were deeply cynical about this, but DNA was a game changer. The Federal government has admitted that there are innocent people in prison,” he said. Today there are 60 Innocence Projects in different parts of the country, and many more around the world. “This is a global problem,” Brooks insisted. “It’s not like the U.S.

justice system is the worst in the world.” Citing a study that researched the country’s first 300 DNA exonerations, he listed the most common causes of wrongful conviction. The No. 1, he said, is “bad identifications.” “The study also found that 31 percent (of incorrect IDs) were attributed to false information from informants.” Brooks went on to explain that human memory, is mostly not reliable as evidence in a trial. “Our memories are affected by everything at the time of the memory. Stress, fear, alcohol … the problem is, every time there is a gun involved, your focus is on the gun,” he said. Furthermore, when a witness is identifying a suspect from a race different than his own, there’s a 50 percent change that the ID is wrong. “Our ability for facial recognition is mostly developed in the first four years of our lives,” Brooks explained. “So when you’re looking at your mom, brothers SEE INNOCENCE, A18


Construction on I-5 freeway begins

Work to bring improvements to Interstate 5 in North County began Jan. 17 and runs for six weeks, according to Caltrans. Crews began removing vegetation and fencing off construction areas in Solana Beach and Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The vegetation that’s removed will be replaced by non-invasive landscape native to the region’s coastal zone, including almost 400 trees. The work will take about six weeks, and will be done on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5

p.m., with some intermittent night work, according to the state transportation agency. During the project, the part of the San Elijo Lagoon trail just east of the freeway will be closed to maintain public safety. The work is part of the first phase of a 40-year program to upgrade the coastal transportation corridor. Called “Build NCC” — for North Coast Corridor — the project includes extending the carpool lanes on Interstate 5 in each

CRIME REPORT Jan. 11 • Disorderly conduct, alcohol-2700 block of Caminito Cedros, Carmel Valley, 8:30 p.m.

direction through Encinitas and Carlsbad; double-tracking the rail line from Cardiff-by-the-Sea to Solana Beach; replacing the highway and rail bridges at the San Elijo and Batiquitos lagoons; restoring the San Elijo Lagoon; and constructing nearly 10 miles of new bike and pedestrian trails. Construction on the first phase is expected to be completed by 2021. — City News Service

Jan. 12 • Use/under influence of controlled substance-13000 block N. Torrey Pines Road, Carmel Valley, 7:58 a.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft-12700 block of Torrey Bluff Drive, Carmel Valley, 9:10 a.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft-600 block of Rimini Road, Del Mar, 12:45 p.m. Jan. 13 • Vehicle break-in/theft-1600 block of Forest Way, Del Mar, 1:30 a.m.

Coastal rail closure canceled Jan. 21-22

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Jan. 21-22 weekend coastal rail closure has been canceled. COASTER and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service will operate as usual this Saturday and Sunday along the corridor. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) cancelled track improvements this weekend due to the risk of high winds and rain. Track

improvements along the coastal corridor on Jan. 28-29 are still scheduled to occur. No COASTER service will be available that weekend. Track closures are planned far in advance and are subject to change due to various factors, including inclement weather. In addition to January’s closures, five additional weekend closures are currently planned throughout 2017.

Each weekend closure allows North County Transit District, SANDAG, and other entities the ability to work along the railroad right-of-way where frequent train traffic would not make it otherwise feasible. While these necessary closures impact customers, their long-term benefits will improve the efficiencies and overall quality of the coastal corridor.

Jan. 14 • Vandalism-400 block of 15th Street, Del Mar, 9:17 p.m. Jan. 15 • Vehicle break-in/theft-600 block of San Rodolfo Drive, Solana Beach, 12:30 p.m. • Drunk in public-200 block of Surf View Court, Del Mar, 3:47 a.m. Jan. 16 • Vehicle break-in/theft-500 block of Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, 12 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft-600 block of Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 6 p.m. • Vandalism-600 block of Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 6 p.m.

Driver injured after car rolls over in Del Mar Heights A motorist backing out of a steep driveway in Del Mar Heights became trapped Jan. 16 when his car rolled over and came to rest upside-down, according to fire officials. San

Diego Fire-Rescue Department personnel responded to a medical aid call about 2:15 p.m. in the 16000 block of Nob Avenue, then immediately called for a vehicle rescue

response, according to Capt. Joe Amador. The driver was backing out of the driveway when he took a wrong turn. His identity and the extent of his injuries were

not immediately released by fire officials, but he was conscious when taken to a local trauma center, Amador said. No one else was injured. — City News Service

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Scripps begins utilizing innovative breast cancer treatment BY BRITTANY WOOLSEY On the afternoon of Jan. 3, Christine Geckeler had early stage breast cancer. Hours later, she did not. Geckeler, 58, underwent a new breast cancer treatment at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla that allowed her to get all her radiation at once just moments after undergoing a lumpectomy operation. The innovative treatment, called electron intraoperative radiation therapy (EIORT), which uses a $1.5 million machine called the Mobetron, replaces weeks of radiation treatment with a single dose for select breast cancer patients, said Dr. Mary K. Wilde, breast surgeon and director of the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center. Wilde started the program two years ago with Ken Shimizu, radiation oncologist. Anuradha Koka, radiation oncologist, and Cheryl Olson, general surgeon, have joined the effort and are also using the new technique. While dozens of hospitals across the county have implemented the technology, Scripps is the only institute south of Orange County that does the procedure with the gold standard electron radiation, Wilde said. A copper disk is placed under the muscle to protect the tissues below the breast, lungs and heart from radiation, said Koka, who also practices at Scripps Clinic Radiation Therapy Center Encinitas. A cone that fits into the breast where the lumpectomy was done is then placed so the doctors can see exactly where they need to put the radiation. The machine


From left: Cheryl Olson, general surgeon; Mary K. Wilde, breast surgeon and director of the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center; Ken Shimizu, radiation oncologist; and Anuradha Koka, radiation oncologist pose with a $1.5 million Mobetron machine that can speed up radiation doses for breast cancer patients. will deliver the radiation right then and there to that spot before the incision is closed up, Koka said. The procedure, which has been used in Europe for more than 15 years, only takes about two minutes, Wilde added. In December 2015, Shimizu and Wilde started replacing one week of the former treatment with EIORT. About 60 people have been treated. Last December, the Scripps team started the single dosage program.

“In the past, the patients have had a lumpectomy in the operating room, and then they’ve healed up at home for three to four weeks, and then traditionally they would have between four and six weeks of radiation treatment to the breast,” said Wilde, who lives in Del Mar. “And we’d be treating the whole breast Monday through Friday for four to six weeks. That’s a big time commitment for these patients.” Geckeler, technology support manager for AT&T who was diagnosed in

November, said she did not have that time and wanted treatment that would better fit her lifestyle. That’s where EIORT came in. “My job is always out and about,” said Geckeler, who lives in Escondido. “I do a lot of things that require strength, and one of the things about full-breast radiation is they said I would get tired and it would take six to eight weeks. That did not fit me at all.” The doctors said EIORT is only available for select patients. Women must be older than 50 years old, and the tumor must be in the early stage and relatively small. It must also not have spread to the lymph nodes. “Some patients have tumors that are a little bit more aggressive and have certain biology that we don’t consider safe, so in addition to early and small, they also have to have a favorable histology, meaning the cell type,” Olson said. The types of patients who qualify for EIORT are in the minority, Wilde said. About 10 percent of the patients the doctors see are eligible for the new single dose treatment, she said. Olson, who lives in Carmel Valley, said the side effects for patients treated with EIORT are minimal. The surgical procedure is different than traditional methods because of the copper plate being put into place to protect the heart and lungs, she said. “We dissect the tissue a little bit more to SEE CANCER, A21

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Betty Ford San Diego aims to bring hope, healing BY KAREN BILLING The new Betty Ford Center San Diego in Carmel Valley held a ribbon cutting celebration on Jan. 11. The outpatient treatment clinic on El Camino Real in Carmel Valley hopes to help more people get the care they need, close to home with convenient daytime and evening programming and services that support recovery. The center will offer family education workshops, mental health services and programs that target teens and opioid use. For the last three weeks the center has already been “up and thriving” — a 12-step meeting had been held earlier that day. “We are opening up a beautiful new space of healing and hope here in the San Diego area as part of the mission of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation,” said Mark Mishek, president and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. “It’s here in Southern California that Betty Ford entered her

life of recovery and we’re here to really celebrate and extend the legacy of Mrs. Ford and all of the tremendous and courageous things that she did. We’re here to honor that and to serve more people under her watchful eye.” The nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider, the foundation has roots back to 1949 in Hazelden’s first rehab facility in a Minnesota farmhouse and the first Betty Ford Center was opened in 1982. There are currently 17 sites in nine states. The Betty Ford Center in Coachella Valley is world-renowned and Mishek said they hope the center in San Diego becomes the same kind of strong institution. The center, located on the second floor, includes a large conference room, as well as small meeting rooms and private counseling offices. Touches of San Diego are noted in the SEE BETTY FORD, A22

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Scripps doctors in Encinitas first in the west to use new technology for spinal surgery


Doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas are the first west of the Rocky Mountains to use the new Mazor X robotic technology for spinal fusion surgeries.

Doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas on Jan. 10 became the first west of the Rocky Mountains to use new robotic technology to perform a spinal fusion surgery. The robot, called Mazor X, brings “a new level of accuracy to these delicate operations,” according to a news release from the hospital. Mazor X uses a variety of integrated technologies to help surgeons develop a pre-operative treatment plan; make automated measurement and alignment calculations; and provide precise

intraoperative guidance and verification to ensure the surgical plan is followed to each patient’s unique qualifications. Scripps orthopedic surgeons Neville Alleyne and Payam Moazzaz performed lumbar spinal fusion surgery — which relieves symptoms of many back conditions — on a patient using Mazor X, which helps guide procedures and was commercially launched in October, according to Scripps. The Mazor X can be potentially used for patients with degenerative spine conditions, scoliosis, spinal

deformities, spinal stenosis, and spinal injury, infection or tumors. There are currently 11 other Mazor X systems in use in the United States, with Scripps Encinitas having the only one west of the Rockies, according to Scripps. “This new approach represents a big step forward for patients, because it enables surgeons to be even more precise, consistent and efficient in the operating room,” Alleyne said. “It opens the door for patients with a variety of spinal issues to benefit from this leading-edge treatment approach.” Submitted press release


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Local woman bears message of hope for ostomy patients BY KAREN BILLING After undergoing her own ostomy surgery, Carmel Valley resident Dawnette Meredith created Awesome Ollie the Ostomy Bear, to provide comfort and positivity to young ostomy patients. She made her first deliveries of Ollies to Rady Children’s Hospital ostomy nurses last year and is looking to get bears into the arms of more kids this year. “It was so joyful, to take something that isn’t ideal and make something positive out of it; to make somebody happy,” Meredith said. There are many reasons why people undergo ostomy surgeries, creating an opening in the body for the discharge of waste. Meredith’s reason was the digestive illness she had since birth, battling colonic-inertia for a long 49 years, nine months and 15 days. “I was left with no other choice but to have the surgery done. I did and I feel so much better,” said Meredith, who had the surgery in December 2015 and now lives with an ostomy bag. “I’ve been on a mission to tell people it’s not that bad. I can still swim, run, hike, surf, do hot yoga. It’s really been motivating for me to be an advocate for what this is and that you can live a full life.” She started a video blog where she helps answer lifestyle questions for those living with ostomy bags and how they shouldn’t be afraid to get back to doing what they love. After her ostomy surgery, Meredith went online and found a stuffed bunny with an ostomy bag, made in Scotland. She ordered one for herself and was so happy when the cute and admittedly expensive bunny with a

Dawnette Meredith pouch arrived. “My bunny was a bright spot in my recovery. It was a daily reminder to smile and laugh at an otherwise less than ideal situation,” Meredith said. “It somehow made it easier to talk about my illness and recent surgery.” The bunny gave her the idea for Awesome Ollie, to help kids going through the same thing she did. She started in her own backyard where Rady Children’s Hospital performs roughly 120 ostomy surgeries per year. She got in touch with the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society to help make the connection with Rady and “worked like a crazy woman” to find a way to produce the

Rady Children’s Hospital nurses with Awesome Ollie bears. bears. Meredith buys the bears locally and cuts and sews the ostomy pieces themselves — the pouch and a red stoma button. The bears are then sent to a commercial sewer in order to meet safety standards. She and her husband sponsored the first eight bears, which were delivered to Rady nurses in October 2016. “They were so excited,” said Meredith, who isn’t able to distribute the bears herself due to privacy laws but loves to hear the stories about the recipients. “It’s great for the nurses because it’s a learning tool to use with the kids, it helps them talk to kids about what’s going on in their bodies.” Meredith approached her ostomy support


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Members of the class of 2021 of the National Charity League, Inc., San Dieguito Chapter

National Charity League, Inc. San Dieguito Chapter Class of 2021 Tea Members of the class of 2021 of the National Charity League, Inc., San Dieguito Chapter (NCL, Inc. San Dieguito) enjoyed their class meeting and tea on Sunday, Jan. 8, at Marlene’s Tea & Cakes. The mother and daughter members of the class of 2021 attending the tea and meeting enjoyed socializing and learning about proper tea etiquette. The girl-led meeting consisted of an icebreaker joke about tea as well as an inspirational quote. The girls led committee reports on items including their class retreat, father/daughter outing and cultural event plans. The 8th grade class hosts the chapter-wide Mother-Daughter Awards Tea held in May. Ticktockers voted on a tea invitation and centerpieces for the

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Local students start nationwide letter-writing effort for climate change BY BRITTANY WOOLSEY A group of Solana Beach kids are hoping to raise national awareness for global warming in a letterwriting campaign to President-elect Donald Trump, beginning on Inauguration Day, Jan. 22. The effort, called Kids4PlanetEarth, began late last year when mothers Ann Wycoff, a journalist, and Heidi Dewar, a marine biologist, decided more people should be aware of the climate change and invited their children to help spread the word. “I think Heidi and I were both concerned about what’s going on with the environment, and particularly with the new administration coming in if they were going to address climate change,” Wycoff said. “We’ve been hearing different opinions on how much they’re supporting the idea and notion of climate change. ... We knew the kids cared as well.” The group watched the documentary “Before the Flood” to learn about the potential dangers of climate change, including dying populations, the spread of infectious diseases and more extreme weather events, like

hurricanes and intense heat waves. Dewar added the next generation will “suffer more than we will” if nothing is done now. This led to the children deciding to write letters and send in drawings regarding their feelings on climate change to the White House. Their mission has since spread to “ambassadors” in other states, and more than 10,000 people have pledged so far to send in letters, according to the group’s website, The goal is to have one million letters sent to Trump’s office by Earth Day on April 22. “It just shows that global warming is a serious issue,” said Madeline Carlson, 14, an eighth grader at Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach. “One of the issues that really got to me is, since we live on the coast, the warmer temperatures are melting glaciers... and causing the water levels to rise. That can cause flooding in beach towns like Solana Beach.” She was also concerned with the population of polar bears dropping dramatically. Luke Halpern, a 13-year-old


SB councilmember Jewel Edson (back row center) with participants in Kids4Planet Earth at the Jan. 15 SB Community Picnic. eighth grader at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, said he was concerned about less snow melt. He said that affected him directly because his family owns a cabin in the Sierra mountains. Luke said he decided to “appeal to Trump’s business side” in his letter. “There’s a large market in renewable energy sources, so I thought that maybe if he saw that he would decide there was a good business opportunity and maybe be willing to take more initiative,”

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kids to get involved so they know that, even though they can’t vote yet, their voice still matters. “It’s certainly very encouraging because it’s their planet and almost more so than ours at this point,” she said. “To see them sort of take the reigns and push things in the right direction through advocacy is great to see. I think in the long-term, people feel a bit disconnected from politics, so to start at this early age is important. I think that’s as important as the whole climate change issue.”

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Del Mar Community Connections elects Don Mosier as board vice president The election of Don Mosier, former Del Mar City Council member and mayor, as vice president of the Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC) Board of Directors was recently announced by Felise Levine, board president. Mosier served two terms as a City Council member and during that time was liaison to DMCC, a volunteer-driven community organization that Don Mosier provides programs and services to maturing residents. Prior to his years on the City Council he served on the Del Mar Design Review Board, 2002-2008. He and his wife, Ann Feeney, moved in 1985 to Del Mar, where they raised their three sons. Mosier grew up in the Midwest and received his Ph.D. and MD from the University of Chicago. Mosier is professor emeritus in the Department of Immunology & Microbial Science at the Scripps Research Institute, having recently retired after four decades of HIV-1/AIDS research.

DM Foundation to feature expert on ‘Fighting Global Viruses’

The Del Mar Foundation (DMF) will present Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire, from The Scripps Research Institute, as the next DMF Talks speaker Monday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., at the Powerhouse Community Center. Join Ollmann Saphire as she speaks on “Fighting Global Viruses: Ebola and Lassa.” Ollmann Saphire’s research focuses on the “Structural Studies of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Pathogenesis” (viruses with compact

required and may be made at Seating is limited. DMF Talks, the Del Mar Foundation’s unique version of TED Talks, draws its speakers from locally-based creative, intellectual and scientific leaders. Launched in 2012, DMF Talks aims to entertain, inspire, and educate the Del Mar community through a series of free presentations.

Del Mar Friends of Jung lecture and workshop Jan. 27, 28 Elizabeth Nelson, a member of the core faculty and dissertation policy director at Pacifica Graduate Institute, will speak on ‘The role of love in the right use of power’ topic at the Del Mar Friends of Jung lecture Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., at The Winston School in Del Mar (215 9th St. Del Mar, 92014). Nelson is the author of two books, The Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Perspective (Spring Publications, 2005, coauthored with Joseph Coppin) and Psyche’s Knife: Archetypal Explorations of Love and Power (Chiron, 2012). A professional writer and editor for more than 30 years, she coaches aspiring authors across a variety of genres and styles. Carl Jung states: “Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking” (1943, par. 78).

This is not true. Worse, it encourages us to ignore, overlook, or disguise issues of power in love relationships or, when we find ourselves engaged in a power struggle we believe there’s something wrong with us or that love is absent. Quite the opposite: This lecture proposes that almost nothing reveals character more dramatically than the way we exercise power within love. Then exercising power comes a skillful art because we are obligated to ask bigger questions that include: What am I creating? Who am I serving? and How will I live with the consequences of my choices? The Saturday, Jan. 28 workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Del Mar Library (1309 Camino Del Mar, 92014). The workshop prompts participants to explore the personal SEE JUNG LECTURE, A22

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TPHS pianist wins gold at international competition Andrew Zhao, a junior at Torrey Pines High School, won the gold medal and a $5,000 prize in the Yamaha USASU International Competition for Young Pianists held from Jan. 4 - 7 at the Arizona State University School of Music in Tempe, Ariz. The 16-year-old pianist competed in the Senior Category (ages 16-18) of the competition. He advanced through a round of video auditions and another two live competitions totaling over an hour of music, including a complete piano sonata by Beethoven. Only seven other pianists from countries including Canada, Korea and China were accepted to the live competitions in Arizona. The finalists were judged by a panel of six jury members. Both rounds were open to

the public, and all performances were broadcast on the internet by Classical Arizona PBS. Andrew currently studies piano with Inessa Litvin in San Diego and was previously a student at the Colburn Music Academy, a pre-college division of the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Andrew is also the pianist in Torrey Pines High School’s jazz band. “Andrew is an amazingly talented young man. He is a brilliant and expressive musician who is incredibly driven and focused. His passion for music is contagious, and he is a joy to work with,” TPHS Music Director Amy Gelb said. The TPHS Music Department will present a Winter Concert at Canyon Crest Academy on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

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CCA Junior Optimist Club members volunteer at Feeding San Diego On Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 members of the Canyon Crest Academy Ravens Junior Optimist Club volunteered at the Feeding San Diego warehouse as part of their “Souper Bowl Of Caring” project designed to feed the hungry during the NFL's playoff season leading up to the Super Bowl. The Junior Optimists performed various tasks at the warehouse, including sorting through about 5,000 pounds of tomatoes to remove rotting tomatoes from the food to be distributed. They also sorted bananas with the same objective. Members concluded their activity by performing cleanup activities at the warehouse. The Junior Optimists are sponsored by the Del Mar - Solana Beach Optimist Club. To learn more about Optimist Clubs and Junior Optimist Clubs and their activities, visit


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A variety of upcoming events De Anza DAR presents ‘Outstanding presented by San Elijo Lagoon Youth Service for Veterans Award’ Conservancy, including photo contest With a guiding eye, naturalists can point out who the little peeping birds are that flock at the shoreline in a Low Tide Tour. Wings Over Wetlands Family Discovery Day spotlights the long journeys of birds through interactive events. These discoveries, and more, are part of a new lineup of winter tours and events, presented by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. Everyone can explore the outdoors through fitness, nature discovery, and arts and culture. Here’s a preview of early 2017: #loveyourlagoon Photo Contest: Now through March 31 How do you love your lagoon? Adult and youth photographers are encouraged to enter the #loveyourlagoon Photo Contest,

sponsored by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, in partnership with MiraCosta College. Photo contest is open to all ages and levels (smartphone selfies included) and is under way now through March 31. Capture and submit those vibrant moments that express San Elijo Lagoon’s natural landscapes, plants, animals, and your personal interactions. Wings Over Wetlands: Sunday, Jan. 22: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate the arrival of our feathered friends during the winter bird migration at San Elijo Lagoon. Kids can meet live birds brought by Zovargo. Face painting, and interactive crafts and exhibits will reveal the SEE LAGOON, A19

American Pickers to film in California, looking for hidden treasure Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout California in spring 2017. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History channel. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable

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The De Anza Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution gave an award to Grossmont High School senior Emily Hinton for “Outstanding Youth Service for Veterans.” Emily received this award from the chapter for her over 800 hours of dedicated service at the VA Hospital in La Jolla. Emily has been leading an effort to expand VA youth volunteer service opportunities to encourage other young people to engage in service to veterans. After high school, Emily plans to attend a four-year university in California and major in biology or pre-medicine with a minor in child development in order to fulfill her goal of becoming a physician. The speakers at the meeting where Emily received her award were Capt. Marlene Krpata (ret.) and Major Nico Marcolongo (ret.) of the Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound, which offers a program that strengthens the mental and physical


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DM/CV Sharks win Presidents Cup The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks B2005 team, coached by Jordan Shadeed, won the San Diego Soccer Club Presidents Cup on Jan.15. The boys won the tournament in an exciting finals game, which went scoreless until the team scored with less than a minute to go in overtime.

CCA basketball finishes a competitive week with big win over Santa Fe Christian

With a record of 13-4, Coach Brian Baum’s boys basketball team enters conference play with one of their strongest teams in years. The Ravens closed out non-conference play with road wins over Rancho Bernardo (72-67) and Santa Fe Christian (59-52). CCA also lost games against two of the county’s top Division One teams, Vista (64-58) and Mission Hills (81-69). A strong fourth quarter secured the victory against Rancho Bernardo, who led for most of the game. Ryan Michaels and MJ Metz were the leading scorers for the Ravens with 21 and 18 points respectively. Aaron Acosta sealed the victory with two free throws with 7 seconds left in the game. Against Santa Fe Christian, the Ravens used a stifling defense to limit the Eagles’ potent offence. Michaels and transfer Jakob Travis led the team in scoring and Tyler Elsom scored on two spectacular drives to the basket to push CCA to victory in the fourth quarter. The Mission Hills loss was in the finals of the Orange Glenn New Year’s Classic. Elsom was named to the all tournament team. The Ravens begin conference play this week with games at Carlsbad on Tuesday (Jan. 17) and at home against Torrey Pines on Friday (Jan. 20).

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Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Gold Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks B2007 All-Star team takes champion title team wins Vegas Cup tournament he Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Gold an overall record of 12-1-1. The coaches were


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All-Star team earned the champion title in flight 1 of the girl’s U10 division at the Escondido New Years Kick-Off Tournament Jan. 7-8. The Sharks Gold team competed in three all-star tournaments this season, earning two championships and one second place finish with

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San Diego County League #1 registration begins in February The PGA Jr. League is a national program designed to better socialize the game for junior boys and girls, age 13 and under, by creating a “little league” approach to golf. The 2-person scramble format allows young people of all ability levels to be a part of a team in a structured league setting without the pressure of individual medal-play competition. The goal is to create an inviting

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Torrey Pines rugby defeats Saint Augustine in league opener Considering a Remodel? BY TIM PICKWELL Torrey Pines High School Rugby spent most of the match recently at Ed Burke Stadium getting pushed up against its own try-line by St. Augustine. But, though the Saints dominated in time-of-possession and controlled the ball for much of the match, the Falcons prevailed where it mattered — points: 21-7 in the league opener for both schools. A relieved Torrey Pines Head Coach, Matty Sandoval summed it up. “For playing the majority of the game in our half, we are not only pleased, but surprised, at the result. It was a great, great defensive effort.” Led by the powerful running of inside center Andrew Alves, the Saints continually pressured the Falcons. St. Augustine kicked off to start the match, and were pushing up against the try-line for the first 8 minutes, with the Falcon pack and back line scrambling to deny the attacks. When Torrey Pines finally broke across midfield it was a quick pitch, a break-away run by No. 8 Blake Richards-Smith, and a perfect off-load to Lock Tanner Wyandt, who broke tackles over the final 10 meters for the try. Senior Team Captain Jackson Baere nailed the conversion to put Torrey Pines up, 7-0. Wyandt, a junior, plays the football equivalent of a tackle, and was hustling 50 meters downfield on the play to be in a position to support Richards-Smith and take the pitch. “It was a great game,” said Wyandt. “We are scrappy. We played with heart.”


Torrey Pines scrum half Beau Morgans feels the heat from Saints fly half James Downey (far left), but offloads in traffic to flanker Caleb Wilson. A steady rain helped dampen the scoring in the rest of the first half, but let up at half-time. Saints had two break-away runs whistled back for off-sides in a 2 minute period at the start of the half, before Torrey Pines used a fierce attack, and a strong run by senior Richards-Smith to go up, 14-0. (Baere again good with the conversion.) With 15 minutes left in the match, West Point-bound and high school All-American fly half James Downey put one over the line for St. Augustine to make the score, 14-7. Another powerful Alves run put the Saints in a position to tie it with 11 minutes left. But, a knock-on, a 5-meter scrum, another knock, another scrum, and tenacious Falcon defense denied them. Torrey Pines’ junior scrum half Beau Morgans and Downey, a senior, then began to duel. A poach by Morgans out of a ruck, a strip by Downey in return, a turnover, a kick downfield by Morgans, a catch, a run and great pitch by Downey. But, with 5 minutes left, it was the Beau

Show. A long run took the ball down to the 10-meter line. He fed the ball into the scrum, and took it out. The team pushed ahead, and a Saints penalty gave them a scrum on the 5-meter line. With less than 2 minutes to go, Morgans went over the left side for a try to put the match out of reach. “It was time to do something,” Morgans explained. Saints Coach Ian Denham saw the match much like his Torrey Pines counterpart. “Mistakes, a wet ball, two trys held up at the line, more mistakes. Torrey Pines took care of their chances. We had the majority of possession. If you don’t come away with a score, you have nobody to blame but yourself.” Both schools play in the Southern California Youth Rugby High School Red (Single School) Division, and came into the match undefeated, with early season blow-outs to their credit. Saints will host Cathedral Catholic on Friday, Jan. 20, while Torrey Pines will travel to Poway.

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Is Del Mar a good host?


he Breeders’ Cup is coming to Del Mar in November of this year. This is the Super Bowl of thoroughbred horse racing. Thirteen races will be held over two days: Friday and Saturday Nov. 3 and 4. There will be 150-plus horses from 13 countries. $26 million in purses will be offered, including $5 million for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. It is projected that 60,000 people will attend the two-day event. Sixty-five percent of the visitors will be coming from outside San Diego, and most will be coming from outside the United States. The direct spending that flows from this event to Del Mar and the surrounding region is over $35 million. This an exceptional opportunity for Del Mar to bring the Breeders’ Cup to the best racing venue on the West Coast. The selection of Del Mar for the 2017 Cup is the result of the hard work of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, the San Diego Sports Alliance, the San Diego Tourism Authority and the Del Mar Village Association. But the planners of the Breeders’ Cup do more than just organize horse racing. They have always tried to create a variety of activities and events in the host communities during the one week leading up to the races. Del Mar’s Cup will be no exception. A Breeders’ Cup Festival is

planned with community events, art exhibits, concerts, a 5k race, and opportunities for families to learn about horses and breeding farms. The organizers have come to the City Council and described three short-term installations that will be new to Del Mar. The first is a “countdown digital” clock that will be displayed in town to show the time remaining until the November event. The second is the “Art of the Horse.” This is the installation of 20 fiberglass horses, located throughout Del Mar. The horses will be painted by local artists and auctioned off for charity. The third installation is an 80-foot by 200-foot activity tent to house 800 visitors. The tent, which is being called “The Barn at The Beach,” will be put up for 14 days at Powerhouse Park. It will allow the Breeders’ Cup to host events in our Del Mar Village, rather than going to other venues. The tent will also provide an opportunity for residents to participate in the Breeders’ Cup for free without attending the actual races. For the tent to be approved, it must receive a special operating permit from the City Council. This type of installation is never automatic and should be carefully reviewed by City staff and approved by the City Council. The permit is in two parts. The first part is a general agreement from the Council that the concept of a tent is worth investigating. That has been approved. The second part of the permit is a complete set of operating details that will come before the Council in February. Naturally, Del Mar is very protective of its parks. We are careful not to spoil their natural beauty. But in the case of The Barn at The Beach, Powerhouse Park’s landscaping will be restored to pristine conditions. I am hopeful that the Breeders’ Cup will also provide funds to help the City improve Sea Grove Park, or fund our public art program. As is the custom in Del Mar, there will be some residents that will voice strong concerns about the Breeders’ Cup proposals. We should listen carefully and, to the extent possible, make reasonable changes that make the Cup activities and events positive for our residents. But we should also be good hosts. This is our chance to welcome the Breeders’ Cup and ensure that visitors have a good experience in our beautiful city. This is our chance to encourage the Cup to return and make it Del Mar’s signature event. Having the Breeders’ Cup activities in Del Mar is a very good thing. We don’t want to be known as an elitist community, the city that writes parking tickets on holidays, and says “No” to practically everything. Let’s show the world that Del Mar is a wonderful place, with wonderful people…wonderful hosts. Terry Sinnott Mayor I have the privilege of serving as Del Mar’s Mayor for one year. These comments are my own perspective and do not represent the consensus of the Council.


Progressive sweep in beach cities


asily overlooked in the rush of news about national, state and county-wide politics, progressives won control in Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas by decisive margins, by historic margins. In Del Mar, with three council seats up for a vote, progressives Dave Druker (22%), Ellie Haviland (19%), and Mayor Sherryl Parks (19%) finished well ahead of the more conservative,

business-minded candidates, T. Pat Stubbs (15%), Jim Benedict (13%), and incumbent Al Corti (11%). Parks led Stubbs by 146 votes, which is a lot in the county’s smallest city, where council elections have been won or lost by three votes. In Solana Beach, with three seats up, progressives Dave Zito (24%), Judy Hegenauer (21%), and Jewel Edson (21%) easily defeated Cynthia Walsh

(13%), Chris Hohn (13%), and Ed Siegel (8%). The gap between Edson and Walsh was 795 votes. In Encinitas, with two council seats on the ballot, the margin was narrower. Progressives Tony Kranz (23%) and Tasha Boerner Horvath (22%) finished ahead of Mark Muir (21%), Tony Brandenburg (17%), and Phil Graham (17%). The gap between the second and third-place finisher was 311 – very close when

FROM INNOCENCE, A3 and sisters, if they all look the same, you’re going to be terrible at cross-racial identification for the rest of your life. Lawyers have to learn how to talk to jurors about this and not sound racist, because there’s nothing racist about it.” As an example, he used the case of Uriah Courtney, a San Diegan who was sentenced to life in prison and served eight years for a kidnapping and rape that he didn’t commit. His identification was based on the fact that he wore a goatee at the time. “Fortunately, the District Attorney agrees to a DNA test of the victim’s clothing and we got a direct match with this guy, who lived a few blocks away from the crime scene and was a convicted sex offender,” Brooks said. The CIP also pushes legislation to prevent cases of wrongful conviction. “This year, at my office, we wrote two laws that are now law in California; we changed the evidence standards for reopening old cases, creating the laws that allow access to DNA testing for people who are cross-rated, and we changed the law about compensating people who have been wrongfully convicted. “Every year we have a legal agenda we push through Sacramento,” Brooks elaborated. He said in San Diego County, they’ve been able to create a climate of collaboration with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, which allows them to reopen old cases more easily than in other California counties. ■ Want to Know More? The California Innocence Project accepts donations to support investigation, litigation and policy-making. To learn more, visit

you consider that Encinitas is three times larger than Solana Beach and that Solana Beach is three times larger than Del Mar. In the second-ever race for mayor of Encinitas, progressive councilmember Catherine Blakespear (67%) beat Paul Gaspar (33%) by two to one. Gaspar is the husband of former councilmember Kristin Gaspar, newly elected to the county Board of Supervisors. In the race for two seats on the San Dieguito Union High School District board, progressive incumbents Beth Hergesheimer (32%) and Joyce Dalessandro (31%) more than doubled the vote of challengers Lucile Lynch (15%), Randy Berholtz (14%), and potential spoiler Bob Nascenzi (7%). Del Mar briefs. Del Mar’s certified Housing

Element calls for 61 units of affordable housing. More than one-quarter of Del Mar residents are eligible for affordable housing. More on this soon. Former Del Mar Mayor Bill Arballo died Dec. 8 at the age of 92. Arballo was a driving force behind the incorporation of the city of Del Mar in 1959. He was among the community leaders who successfully fought plans to run I-5 through our coastal villages from Leucadia to Del Mar. His daughter Teresa Barth served on the Encinitas City Council 2006-2014. Quotable. Richard Reeves says, “Money can’t buy happiness, but it is very helpful in politics.” Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at glancton@mail.


Opinion: Kid stuff – for grown-ups


o matter how old they get, when you take your kids to a Science Museum, it’s like they’re 10 again. I was very excited to see the Fleet Science Center’s Art of the Brick exhibit over the winter break and asked my 20-year-old son and his 18-year-old girlfriend if they’d like to join us. Legos were part of both their lives growing up, so they agreed to go, although it didn’t appear to be high on their list of things to do on their three-week college break. Truth is, I think they were just being nice to me. But when we got there, it was a different story. The Art of the Brick exhibit was, truly, amazing – and I don’t use that word lightly. It’s not just a bunch of Lego bricks jammed together to make some wild figures or shapes. It was jaw-dropping creativity and art by any definition of the word. And the kids agreed. Using thousands of varied sizes and colors of Lego bricks, artist Nathan Sawaya brilliantly recreates masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, and a life-size Whistler’s Mother. Sawaya also builds replicas of statues and famous sculptures, some life-size, from prehistoric times and early Egyptian, Babylonian and Mesopotamian eras, to more recent three-dimensional art. The Lego exhibit includes Michelangelo’s David, Rodin’s The Thinker, the bust of Queen

FROM TRACKS, A1 decades in the future, and the estimated price tag for the project is $1.3 billion. "The hope is we can develop a strong case for moving this up in various people's minds," said Sinnott, by demonstrating how moving the tracks will benefit the entire region. "If it's just little Del Mar saying we want this off the bluff we won't get anywhere." Sinnott and Worden drafted a report for the council which was included with Tuesday's council agenda. Among the concerns shared by the council are the dangers to those crossing the tracks without a designated, safely designed crossing, and the costs of reinforcing the tracks in the face of ongoing bluff erosion. Sinnott said transportation agencies are working on double-tracking the rail line between Oceanside and San Diego to increase efficiency, but the bluff won't support a second track, so Del Mar represents a bottleneck along the rail route. Worden conceded that the moving the tracks will take years, and probably won't happen during the current council's tenure, but is worth the effort. "It will be long-term and cost a

Nefertiti (my personal favorite for the vibrancy of the colors and authenticity of the design), Egypt’s Sphinx, Venus De Milo and so many others. Sawaya also presents original imaginative creations that shock and soar. Picture a realistically-sized dinosaur made of Legos. We spent quite a bit of time admiring Sawaya’s work before reluctantly leaving the exhibit to explore the science center’s main floor. And here’s where it got interesting. I expected the “kids” to like the Art of the Brick, which they did, but was unprepared for them to go crazy over every single science demo in the main science center. Side by side with children half their age, they built structures with blocks, waved through the tornado funnel, peered into microscopes, worked the sand pendulum, studied mirrored images, and generally played with everything they could get close to. They could have stayed there all night – which by the way the Fleet allows participants to do on various dates. The Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park has a number of events on the calendar that anyone with children – no matter the age – should check out. The Art of the Brick exhibit [ exhibitions/art-brick] ends Jan. 29 (go now!). Coming Jan. 21 is “The Secret Science of Toys” Festival which will disclose the science

lot of money and be difficult, but it's hugely important to this community," said Worden. Each year, he said, about a dozen people die along the tracks between Oceanside and San Diego, either in accidents or suicides. The only solutions to the hazard, he said, are very expensive grade separations, meaning an over- or underpass, or fencing off the rail line. "That's the kind of conundrum that leaves you with the choice of killing people or blocking the coast, neither of which is acceptable. So let's get it off the bluff," Worden said. Councilman Dave Druker said the next step would be a feasibility study to determine where the tracks could be moved. Past discussions, he said, have considered digging a tunnel under Camino Del Mar, or along Interstate 5, to re-route the rail lines. As for the safety issue, he said transportation officials agree that the best way to make the rail line safe is grade separation along the entire route. That option was completed in Solana Beach, where the train tracks are now located below streets and sidewalks. "No one is committing suicide in Solana Beach because you can't get

behind such classic toys as the Slinky and Yo-Yo. On Jan. 25 and 26, the Fleet features a High Tech Fair for students in grades 7-12. The fair is a collaboration between business and education, and offers students the chance to experience real science applications and interact with scientists and businesses involved in STEM-related work. Regular programs include a tour of the solar system presented by the Fleet’s astronomer on the first Wednesday evening of each month. For general information on upcoming events at the Fleet Science Center, including the IMAX theater offerings, go to Balboa Park is San Diego’s Crown Jewel (besides the beaches), and the Fleet isn’t the only place there to take your grown kids to see them revert back to their childhoods. With both my college boys home over the break, I reminisced back to the time when they were little and we frequently visited the San Diego Zoo. So why not do it again? They heartily agreed. Walking through the zoo at Christmas time was a wondrous sight. And the animals obliged by being (mostly) lively and engaging. We were particularly enthralled by the animal buddies, a dog and a cheetah active and interacting with one another. That two natural enemies could be paired together at a young age and grow to depend upon each other and care for one another made us consider that animals have a lot to teach humans. Revisiting Harry Potter When the kids are home, not a lot of work gets done – except continually stocking the refrigerator and doing laundry. So, giving in to being child-focused once again, I spent free time reading and re-reading children’s books. Returning to my happy place – that magical time when Harry Potter entered our lives back

to the track," Druker said. Worden said after the meeting that he and Sinnott will gather available information about the issue, and then advocate with SANDAG for a feasibility study to consider which options for re-routing the tracks are feasible from an engineering standpoint, and also look at estimated costs. Next would come environmental analysis of specific proposals and, finally, once a consensus is reached on the best option, officials would have to seek funding for the project. When viewed in light of the economic benefits provided to the region by the rail line, said Worden, the case for moving the tracks becomes more compelling. Del Mar resident Frank Stonebanks told the council that he received a $500 ticket for crossing the tracks in August, and has since circulated a petition and created a Facebook page, advocating for both a safe, legal pedestrian crossing and exploring options for moving the track permanently off the bluff. "I think it's going exactly in the right direction. We're completely supportive of what you've just outlined," Stonebanks said. Worden and Sinnott plan to update the council as they move forward with their research and contacts with outside agencies.

in 1998 – I read the official eighth book of the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II. Although it’s a script, written for a play that premiered in London last summer, it was still a captivating journey back in time when my kids – everyone’s kids – were spellbound with Pottermania. The story takes place 19 years after the defeat of Voldemort. Harry is married to Ginny Weasley and they have three children. Hermione and Ron are married with two children. I’m still adjusting to those plot developments, remembering little Rupert Grint portraying the adorable red-headed Ron Weasley in the Potter movies. This eighth story is pure J.K. Rowling magic. But because it’s a script for a play, it lacks the wonderful character development that Rowling gave to her stars in the first seven books. To fill in the gaps, readers must use their imaginations, which isn’t that hard to do for devoted fans of the series. Ironically, as I was reading the book, the kids were re-watching the Potter movies. I wonder if they were doing exactly what I was doing – remembering the time nearly 20 years ago when they were small and magic was real. It was a time when a stick became a wand, when Alohomora and Accio were real words in their vocabularies, when hexes, spells, potions and charms opened young minds to the powers of imagination and the thrill of fantasy literature. And so, the children grow up as they are supposed to do. But they come back now and then, and we get to relive precious moments that seem to have slipped away far too quickly. As a famous person once said, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Sr. Education Writer Marsha Sutton can be reached at

FROM LAGOON, A14 diversity of birds’ talons, beaks, wingspans and feathers. Conservancy naturalists will have spotting scopes along the salt marsh loop trail, with excellent birding views. It’s a festival for families to feel inspired about bird migrations and how to recognize common birds. Co-presented by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy & County of San Diego rangers. Free. All ages. Lagoon Fun Run: Sunday, Feb. 12, 9-11 a.m. Love to run trails? Doug Gibson is the Conservancy’s executive director — and an expert trail runner. Gibson is leading a Conservancy Love your Lagoon Fun Run pre-Valentine’s Day weekend. Runners can choose a distance with 3-mile and 5-mile options. At the end, inspiration is sweetened with Valentine treats. Ages 13+ Members $5 | Public $10 Low Tide Visitors Tour: Saturday, Feb. 18: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore shorebirds in the mudflats—Willet, Whimbrel,

and Marbled Godwit. At low tide the mud is exposed, leaving a feast of small creatures for birds and mammals. The lagoon is an important stopover along the Pacific Flyway migration route for birds to rest and refuel between breeding and wintering areas. Members $5 | Public $10 Wildflowers Workshop: Saturdays, begins March 4 Want to know more about local flora? Plant lovers can learn how to identify wildflower family relationships, and discover the natural quirks of these often cryptic plants. The Wildflowers Workshop meets first and third Saturdays, beginning March 4 through May 20. Classroom and field tours will enhance knowledge and fascination of local flowering plants at San Elijo Lagoon, and is led by conservancy board member and emeritus biological oceanographer, Dr. Elizabeth Venrick. Members $60 | Public $90 View calendar and Registration details at



FROM CANCER, A5 then prepare it for the radiation to be focused on the tissue,” Olson said. “Really, it’s very much the same that we’ve been doing for years. There are actually probably fewer radiation side effects with this treatment.” Wilde said damage to surrounding tissue is greater with whole breast radiation, though even that is very safe. “I think it’s very important to remind patients if they aren’t suitable candidates for this kind of treatment and they are getting radiation to their whole breast, the risks of that are very low,” she said. “We don’t want to send a message out that patients who have the regular treatment are at high risk. It’s just that this newer treatment is an even lower risk than the already low-risk traditional treatment. It’s also radiation that’s given while the area is open, so it doesn’t have to go through the skin. You don’t get any damage to the skin.” The treatment can also be less expensive for patients. The one-time procedure can cost insurance companies $4,100 while the traditional whole-breast radiation can cost about $28,000 because of the multiple visits, Shimizu said.

Older technology is more expensive than the Mobetron, Wilde added. “For once, more advanced technology has really decreased the cost of the care,” Wilde said. “This technique is not going to generate as much revenue for the hospital, so there are places across the country that won’t implement this technology for these financial reasons. I admire Scripps so much for being willing to give up the financially lucrative type of radiation for the appropriately selected patient for this type of radiation, which is not going to make the hospital the kind of money that the other kind makes.” Geckeler said she was relieved to be done with her treatments. She said she has encouraged her three adult daughters to get routine breast exams. “Knowing that at my age this option was available to me, I can’t imagine what’s going to be available to them in the event that they have to go through this,” she said. “[Cancer] is all around you. To be a light amongst that darkness is pretty darn good. ... For me, it was a relief knowing that it was over and that I could get off the merry-go-round.”

FROM SOUL, A1 After last week’s hearing, the board will deliberate and take action on whether to approve or deny SOUL at a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. According to Laura Duzyk, SDCOE assistant superintendent of business services, SOUL’s petition is being evaluated by the county board’s charter review committee on whether it meets education code requirements, whether the education program is sound, and whether the petitioner can demonstratively execute that program. If the appeal is granted, the county board assumes responsibility as the charter authority. If denied, SOUL can submit to the state board. According to Bruyneel and Grimes, SOUL’s mission is to “transform the public education system.” Academics are a combination of experience-based and project-based learning and required electives, including entrepreneurship and essential life skills. All of the Common Core State Standards will be mastered and students will be assessed with MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) tests and Smarter Balanced Assessment tests like all public schools. A typical day includes their

unique “Integra” program in which students start the day by setting their intentions and meditating, have a midday focus on self-development and an end-of-the-day reflection session. Grimes’ vision for the holistic school approach has been guided by the memory of his little brother, a teenager who was gifted academically, thrived in sports and was popular in school but never understood his emotional being or his personal self. Grimes was completing his master’s degree in educational administration when his brother committed suicide at age 17. Grimes said his brother’s death confirmed to him the need to teach to the students’ whole being and the importance of personal development at a young age. The SDUHSD district opted not to provide testimony at the meeting, instead submitting last year’s report on SOUL’s charter petition. The SDUHSD board had a chance to deny or to approve the school with conditions, but SOUL decided to decline the conditional approval option, leaving the board only the option to deny, which it did in October. Per the district’s report, SOUL presented an “unrealistic financial and operational plan”; noting: “They appear to lack the

necessary background in education administration and leadership that is critical to effectively operate a charter school.” The district was looking for a more comprehensive and accurate list of start-up costs, competitive salaries and health benefits, costs of books and supplies and budgeted expenses that account for SOUL’s plan to provide musical instruments and cameras to students, after-school tutoring, and monthly workshops for parent/guardians that are free of charge, such as yoga and cooking classes. In the area of curriculum, the district wanted to see a more comprehensive description of the educational program. SOUL received endorsements at the hearing that differed from SDUHSD’s assessments. Eileen Logue, business director at Charter School Management Corporation, told the SDCOE board she finds SOUL to be fiscally viable and that they are slated to be the recipients of a start-up grant. Jennifer Reiter-Cook, the California Charter Schools Association director of school development for Southern California, said that she could state with confidence that SOUL’s petition is legally-compliant, educationally sound and research-based.

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FROM BETTY FORD, A6 artwork and in a Torrey Pines glass mural that marks the conference room and hallway. A portrait of Betty Ford hangs in the spacious lobby. Brian Couey, director of outpatient services, said the message at the core of the facility is one of hope and in their ability to help transform lives and communities. “We are all painfully aware of the opioid crisis and it continues to have a devastating impact on this community and the nation,” Couey said. In response, the Betty Ford Foundation developed the innovative COR-12, a Comprehensive Opioid Response program with the 12 steps. Couey said the holistic approach, which includes a medication-assisted rehab to ease withdrawal, has a proven track record of keeping patients engaged. Over the past several years, patients are increasingly coming to them at a much-younger age. Couey said that, at the center, the team specializes in an individual

program for teens. Jim Steinhagen, vice president southwest region and Betty Ford Center administrator, said the goal from the beginning was to be a community partner and they found one in Scripps Health Network. Scripps has merged its treatment center into theirs and they opened with 10 staff members from Scripps now a part of the Betty Ford family. Steinhagen said they are the group that will work the “magic” under the leadership of Couey and he hopes that the center will be a tribute to the Betty Ford Center, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. “Betty Ford’s legacy includes her courage and commitment to advocacy, she broke down the barriers of stigma and paved the way for people to walk through the doors of community-based facilities such as this one in San Diego,” Steinhagen said. To learn more, visit or call (858) 766-9980, 1-866-831-5700 (24 hours). The center is located at 11720 El Camino Real, suite 200, San Diego (Carmel Valley), 92130.


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However, 14 percent of Solana Beach’s roads were rated from 0 to 40, meaning poor or very poor condition. The staff report said that backlog “is within an acceptable level and is considered manageable.” The city’s total backlog of deferred road maintenance adds up to $8.8 million, said the staff report. Until 2008, the city spent about $250,000 per year on road maintenance. During the past several years, said the report, the city increased that amount to $450,000 per year. “The current funding allocation of $450,000 for the annual Citywide Pavement Improvement Program will gradually increase the Citywide PCI while keeping condition of the overall roadway network at a manageable level and in good condition,” said the report, which noted that the consultant, IMS, recommended increasing the city’s annual road maintenance allocation to $800,000. As part of its contract, IMS created a matrix to prioritize the city’s road maintenance projects, which can be used each year when the city sets its annual budget. At the Jan. 11 meeting, the council discussed the report and asked questions, but took no official action.

pedestrian ramps. Unused funds could also be used for a future project in the city, said the report. Community Development Block Grants are a program of the federal department of Housing and Urban Development. San Diego County administers the program for unincorporated areas, as well as the

Life Tributes

Everlasting memories of loved ones

Thomas G. Slipper

February 7, 1932 - December 20, 2016 Del Mar — Thomas Slipper was born in Bellingham Wa.. He passed away peacefully of natural causes in Olivenhain, Ca. alumnus of the University of Washington, army veteran, rotarian and lumber salesman. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.

The memorial will be held at St. Peter’s episcopal Church in Del Mar, January 21, at 11am. Private interment at all Saints, Oceanside. If you wish, please donate to DMSB rotary or St. Peter’s Outreach.

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cities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Poway, Coronado, Lemon Grove and Imperial Beach. The Council also approved a project to replace part of a rock-lined concrete ditch along Palmitas Street with an underground storm drain system. The project will cost $77,481, and is scheduled to be completed by March, according to a staff report. The city awarded the construction

FROM JUNG LECTURE, A10 relevance of Jung’s statement about love and power. A select group of styles of power, including control, influence, resistance, persuasion, decisiveness, clarity, charisma, and tyranny, will be explored to observe how they manifest in both subtle and overt ways at home and at work. The exploration will include dyad and small group work as well

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contract to Miramar General Engineering, which submitted the lowest of 15 bids for the project, said the staff report. Removal of the failed section of the ditch will prevent future erosion and also create an additional pedestrian walkway, said the report. The project also includes the creation of a concrete swale along the roadway to improve pavement durability.

as whole-group discussion in a playful, experimental atmosphere. By the end of the day, participants will have greater insight into what styles of power they use most often, which styles are less familiar, and have far greater insight into the ambivalence many people feel when they imagine the intersection of love and power in their most cherished relationships. For more information, visit

AMN,Gaspar Physical Therapy sign on as Carmel Valley 5K sponsors The Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run (CV5K) Race Committee announced that the fifth annual road race will be sponsored by AMN Healthcare and Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy. The event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the Pacific Highlands Ranch community. “I’d like to thank AMN for the continued years of support and I’m so excited to have Gaspar join the event! Both are well-respected in the community and I'd like to welcome them to our partnership,” said Katie Wilsey, founder and race director of the CV5K. “We pride ourselves on taking care of our sponsors and we hope that these two relationships continue in the years to come as we work together to make this race a premier event in San Diego.” Registration for the 2017 race is still open at Proceeds benefit local schools, Children's Tumor Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Brycen Newman and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center will serve as the starting and finish line for the three-mile loop course, which will follow along the scenic Manzanita trail. The CV5K also offers a Fun Run, which allows both young kids

and parents to participate in a 1K noncompetitive run. In addition, the community is invited to a family-friendly post party and expo in the Village’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., which will include more than 35 expo booths, the award ceremony, live music, kids activities, food and other entertainment. AMN Healthcare, with a corporate headquarters in Carmel Valley, “is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation.” Learn more at Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy offers “high quality and innovative therapy available today at five clinics and pool therapy located throughout North County. Gaspar recently launched a new clinic in Torrey Highlands to meet the demands of the community for rapid access to low cost, conservative care. Being involved in the community and volunteering at local events is part of their commitment. Interacting with local residents enables them to educate the community about treatment choices, as well as give back to the people that have supported them for over 20 years. For more information visit” –Submitted press release


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Earl Warren Winter Arts Festival


arl Warren Middle School’s Winter Arts Festival, a fundraising event designed to celebrate the visual and performing art classes, was held Jan. 11 at Earl Warren’s “Seahawk Village.” Attendees were entertained by Earl

Warren’s guitar class, drama students performed I Never Saw Another Butterfly, and art was on display from Earl Warren’s studio art and digital art classes. Online:

Bob and Elizabeth Prag, 7th grader Andrew, digital arts teacher/event co-chair Nathan Richards

Drama director/event co-chair Cheryl Yoshida with the cast members of ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

8th grader Morgan Thompson, 7th grader Lauren Deerinck, 7th grader Daniella Yeh with Visual Performing Arts department chair/event co-chair Tami Austin


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Lucie Arnaz to perform at North Coast Rep Gala Save the date of Sunday, April 30, for this year’s North Coast Repertory Theatre Spotlight Gala, celebrating North Coast Rep’s 35th season. The entertainment will be Lucie Arnaz and her Latin Trio. Enjoy live and silent auctions featuring luxurious trips and restaurant packages, and opportunities to sponsor the artists and productions at North Coast Rep. The event will be held at the Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067, at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $300, or 858-481-2155, ext. 211. Visit

BY JOE TASH Armchair travelers will have a field day with a new photography exhibit on display at Del Mar’s Herbert B. Turner Gallery at Southfair. The exhibit features 64 photographs by San Diego photographer Michael Orenich, focusing on images from Mongolia, Cuba and Morocco. Also included are shots from Greece, Italy, Spain and France. The photos went on display this month, and the exhibit will continue through March 4. A “grand reception,” open to the public and billed as black-tie optional, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. The gallery is located at 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd. One unique aspect of the gallery is that the artworks, in this case Orenich’s photos, are housed in glass-fronted display cases in the complex’s inner courtyard. That means the gallery is essentially open at all hours of the day and night, as the viewing area is outdoors and not enclosed in the building. The complex, which houses a number of businesses, including a fitness center, was designed by the gallery’s namesake, architect Herbert B. Turner, who during his career designed some 50 homes and commercial buildings in Del Mar. The complex and gallery are now owned by Rachel Turner Thomas, the architect’s daughter. “Herb’s wishes were to always use this space for local artists to display their work,” said Bob Coletti, who, along with


Photographer Michael Orenich. Behind him are images he shot in Mongolia in 2013. The photos are on display at the Herbert B. Turner Gallery in Del Mar. Orenich, has been coordinating exhibits at the gallery for the past year. In 2016, the gallery hosted a series of themed exhibits, on such topics as equine and surf art, with each show featuring the works of multiple artists. This year, the gallery will host solo shows, the first of which features Orenich’s photography. “It requires a large body of work,” said Orenich of the solo exhibit. For this exhibit, Orenich chose works primarily from the countries of Mongolia, Cuba and Morocco. He considers himself to be a “narrative photographer,” meaning, “I’m trying to communicate elements of the culture.” Orenich traveled to remote areas of Mongolia in 2013, getting around by jeep with a driver, translator and a British

photojournalist. The group flew into the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, then embarked on a 300-mile journey, partly over roads and partly across country, Orenich said. Their destination was an Eagle Festival, where participants showed off their skills working with trained eagles in hunting and horsemanship. The festival also included such competitions as archery, camel racing and flogging, in which female riders whip their male counterparts, while both partners are on horseback, Orenich said. The striking scenes show the hunters with their raptors, and also the gorgeous backdrop of snow-streaked mountains, as well as the round tents, called gers or SEE EXHIBIT, B18

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Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club Tony-nominated Susan Egan announces Gold Sponsor IDW Publishing for works with CCA students for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference Rendezvous in Paris Gala

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Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that IDW Publishing will be a Gold Sponsor for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on Saturday, March 11. Founded in 1999, IDW started as an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, and has grown into a fully integrated media company that now includes IDW Games, IDW Entertainment, Top Shelf Productions, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. “Literature is a great passion for everyone here at IDW,” said IDW Publishing CEO and Publisher Ted The cover of one Adams. “Sharpening your of IDW writing skills can lead to any number of promising career Publishing’s paths and encouraging the next books. generation of creative thinkers is something we’re extremely proud to lend our support to.” The CCA Writers’ Conference is the only free writing conference for high school students in the country. It relies on sponsors such as IDW Publishing to be able to offer workshops by the best in the business. In addition to speaker fees and travel expenses for out-of-town speakers, sponsorships cover programs, handouts, paper, pens and even a free lunch for attendees. “I am excited to welcome IDW Publishing as a


How many of us dreamed of being a princess? For Susan Egan, her dream came true on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and now she is headed to San Diego. Tony-nominated Broadway superstar Susan Egan, will be headlining the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Rendezvous in Paris Gala on Feb. 25. In preparation for the big event, two CCA Cinema students, Daniel Goodman and Christopher Razniak, volunteered for a learning experience of a lifetime: head to Orange County on a rainy Monday morning to shoot a promo video with Susan Egan. Greeted with kindness and enthusiasm, Egan invited the students into her home. This was the first time the young filmmakers had worked with a professional performer, but also the first time the performer had been filmed by high school students. Egan was impressed with the professional equipment and training of the young director and filmmaker. The shoot was originally planned to be done outdoors, using natural light, but rainy conditions forced a move to the indoors, making lighting a challenge. Once Egan tilted the blinds to just the right brightness, arranged the


Susan Egan with CCA’s Daniel Goodman and Christopher Razniak. camera angle and tested the audio – they were ready. Promo video, take 1. …take 2. ..take 3. Perfect! That’s it. The students will use the promo video footage as part of a student-produced video to be shown to the parents and staff at CCA’s Back to School Night on Feb. 7. Egan shared valuable information with the students – making sure they had the right lighting was one small piece of information they will not forget. The enrichment of CCA students will continue as Egan and 50 of CCA’s finest singers and SEE EGAN, B18


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Gold Conference Sponsor,” said Julia Camilleri, president of the CCA Creative Writing Club. “Over the past five years, we have hosted almost 1,000 high school students from schools all over San Diego County. This sponsorship serves as recognition of the importance of creative writing as a skill.” Julia notes, “In order to continue to provide this free experience to high school students, the CCA Creative Writing Club is looking for individual and corporate sponsors. Individuals can sponsor a student for as little as $25, or become a Gold Sponsor for more. This year, we are also offering book clubs the opportunity to sponsor. Please contact me at for more information on sponsoring the conference.” Over 200 students from 24 different high schools attended the 2016 conference, participating in workshops by 23 speakers, including young adult authors, screenwriters, journalists, songwriters, poets and more. The Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore will sell speakers’ books with a portion of the proceeds going to the conference. Students can learn more about the conference at , by liking the CCA Writers Conference page on Facebook, or following it on Twitter and Instagram. Online registration will be open by the end of January. The 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Canyon Crest Academy, Proscenium and Media Center, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130. The event is for high school students only and is free.

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Pacific Ridge students bring ‘The Wedding Singer to Life’ Pacific Ridge School will be presenting “The Wedding Singer” as its 9th annual musical production. The high school show includes student performers from North County and takes place Thursday, Jan. 26 through Saturday Jan. 28. All performances are held at Palomar College’s Howard Brubeck Theater and tickets can be purchased online at “The Wedding Singer” takes place in New Jersey in 1985. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, the musical follows rock star wannabe Robbie Hart (played by Nick Hamparyan) who is Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. His life is turned upside down when his fiancé leaves him. The musical features a large chorus and is sure to entertain. “’The Wedding Singer’ is guaranteed to have audience members snapping their fingers and bopping their heads,” said theater teacher and director Fredreka Irvine. The majority of students

Community invited to attend TPHS Winter Concert Jan. 23

All community members are invited to the Torrey Pines High School Winter Concert on Monday, Jan. 23, at the CCA Proscenium Theater. The TPHS music program features Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Choir. All groups will be performing. Enjoy the sound of


Pacific Ridge School students clockwise from top left: Simrain Israni, Rachael Bell, Hannah Le Beau, Nick Hamparyan, Maylane Gerber, Ollie McClymonds, Sophia DeLange, Nate McClymonds and Tristan Yun. involved have prior experience in theater and musicals, including Sophia DeLange, who plays the role of Holly. Sophia has performed with the La Jolla Playhouse in “Little Miss Sunshine,” and with Act San Diego in “Les Miserables.” Many of the students have

performed with the North County School of Arts and in past performances at Pacific Ridge School. Student actor Simrain Israni said she is most looking forward to the audience’s reactions. “It’s a fun show that’s going to get a lot of laughs. People will

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Artist shows work of re-purposed packaging in gallery

BY BRITTANY WOOLSEY What many consider trash, Tom Driscoll sees as potential art. The San Diego resident has re-purposed plastic packaging into colored casts for about 12 years. “You know when you buy a screwdriver or toy or something from Target or Toys ‘R’ Us, you always get this nice plastic packaging? You rip it, take the item out and throw the packaging away,” said the 71-year-old man, who lives in the City Heights area. “I use that packaging.” Driscoll began collecting the pieces as a custodian at a research facility more than a decade ago. There, he would find interesting packaging that once belonged to uniquely-shaped computer equipment, like old mouses. He has since gained a habit of paying attention to packaging while at the store. His wife will also often go shopping and buy items with interesting packaging to bring home to her husband. The packaging, which Driscoll often refers to as “molds,” is then put in a damp box and then a hard colored plaster — he has dozens of colors to choose from — is poured on. It sits for about a half hour, and then Driscoll has a new piece. Driscoll, who studied art and sculpture at Southwestern College in Chula Vista in the 1970s, said he can also use Styrofoam packaging but he prefers plastic due to its glossiness. He said his work, which is currently on display at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas


San Diego-based artist Tom Driscoll is presenting his show “Array,” full of casts of packaging materials at the Lux Art Institute. through March 13, is a “reflection of society’s consumerism habit.” “I’m generally critical of how we carry on and buy too much stuff at Christmas time,” Driscoll said. “We buy toys that break, and they go in the trash. That creates waste. The stuff comes in by the ton on container ships. Then it’s purchased one-time only for the kids, then it’s gone. I come along and find the packaging and use it.”


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However, he said, the work — which has also been displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla and the Oceanside Museum of Art — isn’t aimed at promoting environmentalism. Driscoll, who described himself as a “scavenger,” said the packaging can be cast multiple times. However, the plastic or foam can wear away after three or four years. Large knots in various colors are also on

display in Driscoll’s show. For these, he uses foam coil — the kind the highway department uses to fill cracks in the freeway — and randomly ties up knots. He then coats them with primer to solidify the surface and applies two coats of color. In his 12 years with this project, Driscoll said he has collected about 100 different types of packaging “from the toy world to the computer world to the gardening world.” “It’s wide open,” he said. “Whatever you buy, I’ll come by and get your molds.” He said one of his favorite molds he has created came from a Styrofoam package of ice cream cones, which looked like triangles stacked atop one another to give a “wonderful rocket kind of shape.” The appeal in the work is that it is easy and fast to create, Driscoll said. He said he likes that he can pour something in a mold, come back an hour later and have a new piece. “I think that’s maybe part of my attraction,” he said, laughing. “I don’t want to labor for months on a piece.” For this reason, it’s also easy for Driscoll to not worry about his pieces when they break. He recalled a museum calling him about someone bumping into one of his pieces, which then fell to the floor and shattered. “I told them it was no problem,” he said, smiling. “It’s very unusual to be able to replace a piece within a day, but I’m glad to do it.” The Lux Art Institute is located at 1550 S. El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024. For more information, visit

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Pappalecco brings a ‘Tuscan home’ to DM Highlands BY KAREN BILLING Pappalecco has opened in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, bringing a true taste of Tuscany to Carmel Valley. Now with his sixth San Diego location, Pappalecco’s Chef Lorenzo Bucci credits his success to the simplicity and authenticity of the food – from gelato to panini and pastries – and the welcoming smiles of his staff. Bucci, who co-owns the restaurant with his brother Francesco, owned two restaurants with his brothers in Tuscany and currently owns one in Pisa. In the U.S., Bucci cooks the exact same way he did in Italy, allowing him to say with conviction that “Pappalecco is freaking authentic.” How long have you been in America and what was your American dream? I've been in America long enough to believe that dreams come true! I arrived about 10 years ago. My plan was to recreate here, in America, what I was doing in Tuscany. Pappalecco turned out just like I expected. Every time I enter one of our stores, I feel at home, I feel like I am in Tuscany. How long have you been cooking and baking and how did you learn? I learned by doing it; by doing it side by side with people that really know how to do it. In Tuscany, I spent hours and hours in several kitchens, in different restaurants and bakeries. The first time I set foot in a professional kitchen I was 6 years old. And I fell in love with that environment. The best Tuscan pastry


Some of Pappalecco’s pizza offerings. chefs and bakers were my teachers. Ah... and don't forget my grandma: I cooked my first cake with her when I was 4. It was my birthday cake. What made you pick Carmel Valley as your new location? You mean "what made Carmel Valley pick Pappalecco?" The response is in the comments of many of our guests: "We really needed something like that, we don't have anything similar!" or "Thank God! Now I don't have to drive to Cardiff or to downtown to have the right espresso, a panino or a gelato." You know, this feels good. It feels like we are serving a neighborhood and bringing something that every neighborhood should have. Tuscany is such a vast cultural experience that, in my opinion, there should be a piece of Tuscany in every corner of the world. How would you describe your menu? Tuscan, simple, homemade, genuine and made with love. Did you know that I cook using only five main ingredients? Did you know

Pappalecco’s Chef Lorenzo Bucci. that my grandma's cookbook is the inspiration of many of our creations? Will the new location have anything different than the other locations? Only the zip code. Our guests love Pappalecco the way it is, they feel at home, a Tuscan Home, when they come to visit. We offer what is authentic, they don't want us to change what is authentic. Our strength is in our authentic food, not

in the size of our menu. In truth, I haven't created our menu, our menu has been created by centuries of history and Tuscan tradition. Our wonderful cooks and baristas are trained to make the same cappuccino in every location, or, like we say, in every "home." Some of them actually work in different locations. Consistency is one of the main ingredients of our project. After all, you don't want to touch what

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Baby Boomers May Avoid Knee Surgery With Modern Arthritis Treatments Doctors say these two factors are the keys to knee arthritis treatment success and relieving pain without surgery

By Matt Edgar America’s Health Writer San Diego - Everyone has said it at one time or another. If I had only known about “this” sooner - things would be very different today. That’s what many knee arthritis pain sufferers are saying about this technology and treatment. “We all know that countless lives are being saved every year because of early detection and better treatment of cancer,” said one of the physicians at OsteoRelief Institute in San Diego, CA. “The same holds true for treating knee arthritis pain. I believe we are having so much success at OsteoRelief Institute because of two factors: One is we are using advanced medical technology and treatments a lot of clinics do not use. And second, the word has spread to our community and so many knee arthritis sufferers are coming in sooner. And the earlier

we can treat knee arthritis - the better the results. The key to avoiding knee replacement surgery is doing the correct treatments as soon as possible.” What is the “correct treatment?” “That depends, there is no one answer when it comes to medical conditions and knee arthritis is no different. That’s why, if you have knee pain, you should have it evaluated by a doctor who deals with and treats knee pain every day,” stated the clinics director of services. For many knee arthritis pain sufferers the right treatment is viscosupplementation. In this treatment, a preparation of Hyaluronic acid (such as Hyalgan) is injected directly into the knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricant and shock absorber of your joints and is found to be decreased in arthritis sufferers. This is similar to running your car low or without oil. Obviously, the sooner you put oil back in the

car - the less damage will be done. That’s why some doctors feel early viscosupplementation gets the best results and is so important for avoiding surgery. And the Doctors believe one of the most important factors for the success of viscosupplementation is making sure you are getting it into the joint space. That’s why the doctors at OsteoRelief Institute use advanced imaging technology called a “C-Arm.” A C-Arm allows the doctor to see into the joint and actually watch the injection go where it is supposed to. Research shows that performing injections without digital imaging can result in missing the joint space as much as 30% of the time. If you had viscosupplementation treatments without advanced imagining and did not get good results - this may be why. “If you have knee arthritis pain, viscosupplementation might be the answer you are looking for. The keys are to not wait, get a good evaluation from an expert and make sure

Can This Be Avoided? Total knee replacement is serious surgery requiring months of rehabilitation. Some doctors think modern treatments done early enough can keep baby boomers from going under the knife. advanced digital imaging (C-Arm) is used to make sure you have the best chance for success.” was the advice of the doctors at the Osteo Relief Institute.

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If you qualify for this treatment, it might be one of the happiest days of your life. That’s because, this year, hundreds of knee pain sufferers have flocked to Osteo Relief Institute located in San Diego, California. That’s when their specially trained doctors added Hyalgan treatments to their already successful and comprehensive knee pain relief program. Hyalgan is unique because - even though it is manufactured by a pharmaceutical company, it is in NOT considered a drug because it is a natural substance with an incredible story. Why So Many Want It You see, when you suffer with arthritis - the lubricating fluid (synovial fluid) in your knee joint dries up. This means instead of gliding smoothly your bones start to rub and grind against each other. This causes a little pain in the beginning but over time the pain steadily gets worse until it is excruciating. Like “Joint Oil” Hyalgan works so well because it is like “joint oil.” It is a natural substance that contains one of the natural building blocks of the synovial fluid that lubricates your knee. Scientists and researchers discovered this natural building block to synovial fluid in the rooster’s comb - that big red thing on top of the roosters head. It is extracted from the

roosters comb, purified and concentrated. When it is injected directly into your knee joint, it is like squirting oil on a rusty door hinge. Hyalgan allows your joints to glide more smoothly eliminating a lot of the rubbing, grinding and pain. Can Supplements Do The Same Thing? No. Glucosamine and chondroitin and other supplements are much different. You can only get this from a doctor and it often helps knee pain sufferers who got limited or no success from glucosamine and chondroitin. Beware of unsubstantiated claims made by supplements to do what this advanced medical procedure does. Why You Should Try This Even If You’ve Already Had Similar Treatments Without results... “We have been able to help so many knee pain sufferers - even many who have already tried other injections like Synvisc, Supartz, Orthovisc and even Hyalgan. We use specail and very advanced advanced low-dose video flouroscopy imaging called “Hologic Digital Imaging” so we can see right into the joint. This allows us to put the Hyaglan exactly where is needs to be. Studies show doctors doing joint injections without flouroscopy miss the joint up to 30% of the time.” said the head of Arthritis Treatment at Osteorelief Institute. OsteoRelief Institute is a state of the art

medical facility offering only the best technology. And that’s not all - OsteoRelief Advanced Medical Technology Can Make All Institute has a complete knee relief The Difference: This advanced digital imaging program called “P.A.C.E.” to make called a C-arm allows doctors to see directly into sure you get the most pain relief and the knee joint so treatments are precise and the the best possible results from treatHyalgan actually goes where it is supposed to. ment. Studies show that injections done without digital “Every case is individual. Some imaging can miss the joint up to 30% of the time. patients get quite a bit of relief right This is one reason Hyalgan or other Viscosupaway - others take a little more time. plementation may not have worked for you. Osteo But most have been extremely happy and the results usually last for at least Relief Institute uses this C-arm for every Hyalgan 6 months. Patients who were suffer- treatment. ing for years with bad knee pain are getting their lives back... going for this screening - so if you are interested please walks again and exercising. It’s amazing to call now. Your risk free screening will only see. They tell all their friends - that’s why we take about 25-30 minutes... you will get all are swarmed. I can’t tell you how many payour questions answered and leave knowing if tients have cancelled their total knee replaceyou have possibly found the solution to your ment surgeries.” added one doctor. knee pain. How To Get It And here’s something really important If you have knee pain, the doctors would Hyalgan treatments and the P.A.C.E program like to invite you for a risk free screening to are covered by most insurance and Medicare. see if you are a candidate for Hyalgan treatTo schedule your screening today call 619ments and the P.A.C.E program. 202-8730. All you have to do is call 619-202-8730 right now and when the scheduling specialist answers the phone tell her you would like your risk free “Knee Pain Screening.” The specialists at OsteoRelief Institute can only accept a limited amount of new patients each month for Non-Surgical Spine Pain, Neuropathy, And Joint Arthritis Treatment

If You Can Answer Yes - You Are Eligible For A Knee Arthritis Screening With The Experts At Osteo Relief Institute Do you have pain and osteoarthritis (arthritis) of the the knee? Have you tried other treatments such as NSAIDS and other anti-inflamatory medications without success? Everyone Wants Proof: In the artist simulated drawings above, picture #1 is a normal, pain-free knee. There is no arthritis and the knee can move and bend freely without pain

Pain - the red is a knee joint with painful osteo-arthritis. Arthritis causes the joint space to decrease, grinding, stiffness, decreased motion, bone spurs, swelling and a lot of pain.

Successful Treatment Hyalgan (blue) being precisely injected directly into the knee joint using hologic digital imaging. Advaced imaging allows treatments to be as precise as possible. Hyalgan can lubricate the joint and decrease pain.

Failed Treatment - the injection (and Hyalgan) misses the joint space. Research shows this occurs up to 30% of the time without the use of hologic digital imaging to guide the injection. This is why Hyalgan may not have worked for you.

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EVENT BRIEFS Expert to speak at Del Mar Rose Society meeting The Del Mar Rose Society will host David Bassani Jan. 26, president the Beverly Hills Rose Society, writer of “Dave the Gardener” articles, ARS consulting rosarian, horticultural judge and president of Bassani’s Greenscape, Inc. Bassani will talk about roses in landscape, creating a “Pleasure Garden” and specifically lighting for the nighttime garden. Del Mar Rose Society will meet Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for a wine and cheese social. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Blvd. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. Public welcome. Call 760-809-6860 or visit

Puppet show at Solana Beach Library Jan. 25 On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., youth librarians Renee and Morgan will present the puppet show “The Ant and the Elephant.” Full of animals, each with a singular voice, the show will surely entertain the little ones. The story, adapted from an Aesop Fable, shows how one act of kindness inspired a most unlikely friendship. The library location is 157 Stevens Ave; 858-755-1404.

Museum of Art speaker to discuss women in art The Woman Painted - The Woman Painter” will be the topic at the San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter art lecture in Del Mar on Monday, Jan. 23. The speaker, Marilyn Woods, docent, San Diego Museum of Art, will share and discuss the fascinating stories about women

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‘India Unite’ event Feb. 12 in Carmel Valley Shiva Vishnu Temple (a nonprofit organization) will present a “Winter Mela for the Indian Community” on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley (event date changed from Jan. 22 to Feb. 12 due to weather). The event is free and is open to all community members. The event includes a variety of activities and booths, including, music, dance, henna, ethnic wear, jewelry, face painting, balloon sculpture, and yoga. Additional information can be found at: One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to Shiva Vishnu Temple of San Diego. Ocean Air Park is located at 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, 92130.

Good Earth/Great Chefs event Jan. 29 Good Earth /Great Chefs series recently announced its first event of the new year with San Diego-based food journalist Carolynn Carreño, and the launch of her new cookbook Bowls of Plenty: Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole Grain Meals. A festive, outdoor book-signing will be held Sunday, Jan. 29, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will feature live music and complimentary “market bowl” tastings using fresh, picked-that-morning


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Share African travel and safari experiences at Del Mar Library Del Mar Library hosts a new monthly Affordable African Travel group on the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 2. Local Ian Hirschsohn facilitates this group of experienced travelers that focuses on budget travel in order to promote travel to Africa. Learn tips about safari trips to the most awesome game reserves in the world, how to rent vehicles, camp, what to see and what to avoid, the best values in photography equipment, and world renowned surfing beaches. The Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar. For more information, call the library at (858) 755-1666. For information about San Diego County Library and other events, visit

Author Dani Golden at Del Mar Library Jan. 25 Del Mar Branch Library will host local author Dani Golden, author of Life. Game On! on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. After a career in advertising and marketing, Golden is currently an author and consultant. She received her degree in advertising from the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In Life. Game On!, Golden shares the knowledge she has gained from her experiences to provide SEE EVENTS, B17


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r. Zodiac Rooster swoops down on Monkey’s head and crows a cock-a-doodle-doo to herald the Chinese New Year — the new moon of the first day of the first lunar month that bears his name. The rooster, a polygamous male chicken, roosts over his many hens and their nests to guard against intruding rivals. How fitting an image since the chicken is also associated with the exorcising of evil spirits in Chinese culture. As a newlywed, I frequently prepared stuffed capon, reading about an obscure superstition that the bird was a symbol of luck and many healthy pregnancies. So bizarre, especially since the capon, which I did not know at the time, was a castrated rooster. The reign of the fully-endowed rooster starting Jan. 28 on the Chinese astrological chart is expected to make this a year of power and courage. We can now happily serve the female chicken or hen for the New Year’s feast to ensure a strong marriage and close family ties, along with Peking duck and other traditional dishes that are revered for their symbolic meanings based on either the food’s appearance or the phonetic sounding of its name, although some may have to be tweaked for health reasons.

Yes, the Chinese New Year, unlike the western one, is shrouded in customs that embrace ancient rituals and superstitions with sweet-and-savory offerings to family and friends. The gustatory orgy at the start of the 15-day celebration showcases treasures from the land and sea to bestow longevity, fertility, well-being, happiness and prosperity for the year to come. A “tray of togetherness” is served when guests visit on the first day of the festival with a variety of eight delicacies, since that number is a lucky one. Seeds can be presented raw (pomegranate, lotus, watermelon or sesame), or baked as a surprise in the middle of a pastry as a hedge against infertility, chunks of fresh coconut foster togetherness, while preserved kumquats, tangerines and grapefruit-sized pomelos represent a financially prosperous year ahead. Finally, irresistible rice balls called “nian gao” — blending sticky rice, chestnuts, sugar, dates and lotus leaves — are a favorite delicacy to welcome a sweet, rich life. For a healthier riff to lower the carb load and prevent walloping the pancreas use brown rice in place of white, and honey or coconut sugar rather than white sugar. Wash it down nicely with a cup of polyphenol-rich green

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idea, such as “I want to be a better mom,” although that is also important. But real personal reflection comes from taking stock of being a working professional and a mom, and how well you’ve been able to find the ideal personal balance. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to feel guilty for pursuing your passions while being a mom; taking care of kids does not mean losing the other parts of yourself that you have valued, and coming short of your goals. That is why making lists and setting goals—and professional resolutions for yourself—can be critical to retaining that work/home balance, and keeping you not only on track professionally, but satisfied emotionally. So take the time to make your professional resolutions for the New Year. Start by making a list of everything that you were able to accomplish this last year. What were all the things you did that made you happy, that you can remember? What major milestones did you hit, both as a working professional and as a mom? Next, make a list of all the things that might have gotten in your way this year. Was there extra driving between school



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for an hourly or daily fee. There are plenty of ways to get reliable and trustworthy help, and this is one way to maximize your professional time without stressing yourself over the small, daily tasks. Another time sink can be family drama. This is harder to avoid if you are a mom who works from home, but there are professional resolutions you can make to avoid these dramas as well. Set aside work hours and a dedicated working space, and treat that time as if you are in your office. No personal calls, no personal emails, and no tolerance for non-emergency interruptions—that is the time you devote to your professional goals. Now take a look back at your list of accomplishments. Are there as many as you would like to have? Or are you ready to take a leap to expand your professional goals in the New Year? Column continued at html

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5 at this payment. 36 month lease. $5995 cash or trade equity plus government fees and taxes total due at signing. $0 security deposit. 10k miles per year (24 cents per excess mile). On approved above average credit. Offer expires 1/31/17

VIN#G5B59856. 36 month lease. $6995 cash or trade equity plus government fees and taxes total due at signing. $0 security deposit. 10k miles per year (25 cents per excess mile). On approved above average credit. Offer expires 1/31/17.

2014 BMW 320i Moon Roof, EK132620 ............................. $18,589 2014 BMW 320i Leather, ENS79801.................................. $18,956 2014 BMW 320i Leather, EK133177 ....................................$18,987 2014 BMW i3 Parking Sensors, EV283729....................... $19,880 2014 BMW 320i Leather, EP678810....................................$19,996 2014 BMW 320i Moon Roof, EPV79214.............................$20,995 2013 BMW 328i Sport Line, DF435311.............................. $21,989 2015 BMW 320i Fog Lights, FK139013 .............................. $21,995 2013 BMW 128i Convertible Premium Pkg, DVU10200 .... $22,416 2014 BMW 328i Nav, EK109114..........................................$24,235 2016 BMW 320i Backup Camera, GNT35563....................$27,995 2014 BMW 328i Gran Turismo xDrive Nav, ED243473......$28,270 2014 BMW 528i Driver Assist, ED502738..........................$28,271 2016 BMW 320i Leather, GNT351456................................$29,566 2014 BMW i3 Tech & Driver Assist Pkg, EV284711 ...........$22,987 2016 BMW 320i Premium Pkg, GK615610.........................$29,995 2013 BMW 335i Sport Line + Premium Pkg, DF477296..$30,995 2016 BMW 320i Sport Pkg, GNT34688..............................$30,996 2016 BMW 320i Premium Pkg, GNT34983........................ $31,995 2016 BMW 320i Moon Roof, GNT35897............................$32,495 2016 BMW 320i Nav, GNT36118.........................................$32,995 2014 BMW 435i M Sport Line, EK190212 ...........................$34,716 2016 BMW 328i Premium Wheels, GNT46032..................$34,981 2015 BMW 428i M Sport Line, FK223612..........................$34,995 2016 BMW 328i Gran Turismo xDrive M Sport Pkg, GGS38340...$35,974 2016 BMW 328i Tech Pkg, GNT83568...............................$36,995 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i Premium Pkg, G5E47193...........$36,995 2016 BMW 328i Premium Pkg, GNT81500........................ $37,366 2016 BMW 328i Power Tailgate, GNT47185........................$37,983 2016 BMW 328i Backup Camera, GNT82502 ....................$37,984 2016 BMW 328i Premium + Tech Pkg, GK647323 ............$37,991 2014 BMW 535i M Sport Line, ED476943...........................$37,995



VIN#G0R71228, G0R71239. 36 month lease. $5995 cash or trade equity plus government fees and taxes total due at signing. $0 security deposit. 10k miles per year(24 cents per excess mile). On approved above average credit. Offer expires 1/31/17

VIN#HOU25032. 36 month lease. $5995 cash or trade equity plus government fees and taxes total due at signing. $0 security deposit. 10k miles per year (25 cents per excess mile). On approved above average credit. Offer expires 1/31/17.

2014 BMW 750Li Executive Pkg, ED134495...................... $51,998 2016 BMW 535i M Sport Line, GG130110..........................$54,995 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Premium Pkg, G0S78478.........$59,995 2016 BMW 535d M Sport Line, GD691915........................$63,995 2016 BMW 640i Gran Coupe Executive Pkg, GG432521..$68,956 2015 BMW M5 Executive Pkg, FD594314..........................$73,956

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een Volunteers in Action SD3 chapter held a parent meeting Jan. 11 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Teen Volunteers in Action is “an organization of young men who, together with their families, are committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy, and personal development.” Visit The event featured a speaker from Sam’s Posse, a nonprofit with a mission “to enrich the lives of children living with intellectual and physical disabilities by supporting other nonprofit organizations with the same goal.” For more information, visit Online:

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 126550 Title No. 95514306 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02/08/2017 at 10:30 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 09/30/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0849499, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, executed by Michael Patrick Nicholson, and Lori Ann Nicholson, Husband and Wife as Community Property with Right of Survivorship, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION

ship, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 655-151-31-00 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 32045 Sand Aster Circle, Campo Area, CA 91906 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of


the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $248,748.52 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 1/9/2017 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham 41689 ENTERPRISE CIRCLE NORTH, STE. 228, TEMECULA, CA 92590 (619) 465-8200 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are

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TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site - www. - for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 126550. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4605179 01/19/2017, 01/26/2017, 02/02/2017. DM1721

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO PO Box 120128 San Diego, CA 92112 PETITION OF: SHERRY ANN BROWN for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2017-00001419-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Petitioner(S): SHERRY ANN BROWN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name : SHERRY ANN BROWN to Proposed Name: SHERRY BROWN PRICE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: Mar. 10, 2017 Time: 8:30am Dept: 46 The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News Date: Jan. 13, 2017 Jeffrey B Barton Judge of the Superior Court CV960. Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 2017


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Jeff Bridges and The Abiders to perform at The Belly Up Jeff Bridges and The Abiders will perform at The Belly Up in Solana Beach on Monday, Jan. 23. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. “The Dude from The Big Lebowski breaks out on the stage instead of the screen,” according to The Belly Up website. The Belly Up is located at 143 South Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 92075. Visit

Experts to speak on ‘Managing Children’s Health’ at CV Library The Carmel Valley Library will present “Managing Children’s Health” on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Attend the event for a discussion panel with Dr. Anita Raj, professor of medicine and global health at UCSD, and Gayathri Selvakumar, senior VP and CEO of Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, about the management of children’s health. The event is presented by the Indian American Society.

Lunar New Year Celebration to be held at CV Library A Lunar New Year Celebration will be held at the Carmel Valley Library on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Enjoy a New Lunar Year Celebration with the Chinese Historical Society. The story “A Dragon’s Tale” will be performed which presents how the Chinese Zodiac came to be and why the mythological Chinese dragon is so revered. Registration is required. Limit 40. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the Carmel Valley Branch Library (3919 Townsgate Dr, San Diego, 92130).

‘Musical Mélange’ to be presented Jan. 22 The Chamber Music Players of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra will present, “Musical Mélange” at the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The program will consist of the “Holberg Suite” by Grieg for strings conducted by Daniel Swem, and the “Czech Suite” by Dvorak for winds conducted by Bill Gilmer. Admission is free, donations accepted. Carlsbad Fove Library is located at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011.

Free lecture on DACA Jan. 27 A free lecture on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and what it means to the students caught in the crosshairs will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, 92007, Room 201. DACA is an American immigration policy, started by the Obama administration in June 2012, which allows certain undocumented immigrants, who entered the country as minors, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility. Katia Hansen, president and CEO of UURISE, will moderate a panel of current DACA students to help attendees understand how this policy affects their lives. For more information, contact


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he Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and Carmel Valley office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties recently celebrated the holidays in style at the Del Mar Plaza. President Mary Lee Blaylock and area Branch Manager Liz Piccolomini rolled out the red carpet to create a festive, celebratory evening for their agents. Il Fornaio was filled with holiday cheer and over 170 joyous attendees. In addition to dynamic programs and industry-leading

agent support, this annual event is just one way the company strives to show its agents how valued they are. “It was wonderful to spend an evening with all our ambitious agents. They work so hard all year long and we want them to know just how much they are appreciated,” said Piccolomini. “The holidays are the perfect time to stop and reflect at all the work we’ve done here. Our agents do their best all year long — this event is designed to show them what that means to us.”

Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and Carmel Valley office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Branch Manager Liz Piccolomini


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tracks, he engaged a guide to take him into Algeria, in a conflict zone, he said, which required a trip first by Land Rover, then by camel. He spent two days photographing the dunes, and the results of his labors are hanging in the Turner Gallery’s display cases. Visitors can arrange to purchase any of the photographs by contacting the artist directly via email which is posted at the gallery. Orenich said his prints sell for between $350 and $900 apiece, and include custom frames and museum glass.

Orenich first took up photography in the U.S. military in the 1960s, and continued to snap photos as a hobby during his career in the semi-conductor industry. Upon his retirement 13 years ago, he said, he began devoting all of his time to photography. In addition to his own photo expeditions around the globe, Orenich teaches photography. An upcoming class will be offered at a Michael’s crafts store, he said. For more information about the Turner Gallery and its exhibits, visit


been very involved in the planning of the performance portion of Rendezvous in Paris, including selecting the music and working with the chairs to create a musical experience that will be both entertaining to the audience and educational to the students. Susan Egan will also be joining several other Broadway performers to teach a workshop to CCA Envision theater students in early February at the school. Just like Scott Flower from Dolce, the gala after-party host, CCA continues to surround its students with community leaders, merchants and artists that enrich the lives of every student, every day. This year’s CCA Gala Rendezvous in Paris – featuring Susan Egan – will be held on Feb. 25. The event begins at 5 p.m. for dinner and live auction. Show time is 7:30 p.m.; the VIP After-Party follows immediately after the show and features a meet and greet with Susan Egan, dessert and bubbles. Tickets are available at The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. The mission of the foundation is to enrich the experience of every student every day.

dancers prepare to take the stage on Feb. 25 for a performance, which will be staged and choreographed by Egan. The students are busy rehearsing a selection of Broadway’s biggest hits, which they will perform with the Broadway star. Egan will attend rehearsal with the students, and work with them to create an experience that will broaden their educational and artistic experience, and ultimately result in a performance that will be central to the CCA Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser. The CCA Foundation’s Executive Director, Joanne Couvrette, explained it like this, “Most schools hold their annual fundraisers off-campus, at a hotel or ballroom, adult-only affairs that are both costly and much removed from the students for whom they are fundraising. At CCA, we reject that model in favor of an event that centers on our students and our school.” Couvrette added that, “Our mission statement is to enrich the experience of every student, every day and what better way to do that than to use the gala fundraiser performance as an enrichment experience for our students.” According to gala chairs, Susan Jentzsch and Kimberly McSherry, Susan Egan has


Musician George Winston to return to La Paloma Theater BY BRITTANY WOOLSEY Playing at La Paloma Theater has been a longstanding tradition for musician George Winston. The Santa Cruz-based pianist said he has been drawn to the Encinitas venue each year since 1982 because of what he considers the city’s “charm.” “I love the theatre, area and people,” he said. “It’s just a great place to play and to be. I just always appreciate always being able to come back. It’s really new to San Diego but it really has its own identity.” Winston will once again perform at La Paloma on Jan. 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. in a winter-themed show. The Saturday show is currently sold out, according to the theater, located at 471 S. Coast Hwy 101. About 15 original and cover songs will be performed during his set, and instruments such as piano, guitar and harmonica will be played. Some of Winston’s favorite pieces to play are Peanuts pieces from Charlie Brown by Vince Guiraldi.



Pianist George Winston will perform at La Paloma Theatre on Jan. 27 and 28. He described most of the pieces he’ll play as “rhythm and blues piano.” “It’s kind of a mixture of the melodic and the up-tempo, which feels just right,” he said. On top of regular admission, the musician, who has released 13 studio albums, invites guests to bring canned food to donate to Encinitas’ Community Resource Center. Proceeds from CD sales will also be donated to the organization, he said.

Winston has a history of supporting charities, as he released EPs that benefited cancer research and other causes. “I just want to help out,” he said. “It’s great to have the chance to play. That was sort of given to me. We all try to help out how we can.” Tickets to Winston’s performance are $42.39 each at A minimum $10 donation is suggested as well to assist in the renovation of the theater.

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