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Volume XVII, Issue 2

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Schools to adopt new methodology in 2014-15 Common Core State Standards designed to provide students with real world skills

■ First Lady of Marine Corps provides comfort to injured warriors. See page 14

BY KAREN BILLING Starting in the 2014-15 school year, all school districts K-12 will plunge into a whole new way of learning when the Common Core State Standards are implemented. The new educational methodology aims to provide students with the practical real world skills they

will need for college and their careers, more coherent and focused standards, more depth in understanding and higher levels of rigor for all learners. There will be a standards-based report card and the Common Core will come with a new assessment— there will be no

more STAR tests. To help parents wrap their heads around the upcoming changes, Del Mar Hills Academy Principal Carrie Gammel held an informational session on Jan. 10. More sessions are planned in coming months. “The Common Core is not just content, it’s content

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and thinking skills and how the students interact with the information,” Gammel said. Over the years, U.S. students have been shown to lag behind their international counterparts in education and the Common Core seeks to address that gap. Countries such as Finland,

South Korea and Japan round out the best school systems in the international community and Common Core reflects a way to match their success with new methodology, Gammel said. Another driving force for Common Core was the See METHODOLOGY, Page 19

First bond workshop focuses on financing High school district discussion part of a series covering $449M bond

■ Batter up! Del Mar Little League player evaluations held. See page B13

■ Architect has devoted himself to the creation of ‘spiritual space.’ Page B1

Canyon Crest Academy player Rachel McDonald presses the outside to get past Cathedral Catholic’s Brittany Doan during the second annual Cure for Cancer Cup on Jan. 11 at Cathedral Catholic High School. The event raised more than $800 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. See page B14 for more photos. PHOTO/JON CLARK

the board would not be picking color schemes or making carpet decisions just yet, these workshops will be more detail-oriented “nuts and bolts” information on the immediate next steps. “We have to do our due diligence in keeping the board actively informed and involved all the way as we move forward,” Noah said. “We have a great responsibility to the public…there’s lots of scrutiny with what districts do with public funds and we need to be very thoughtful, careful and See BOND, Page 6

DM to fair board: Ban gun shows

Solana Beach approves highly visible residential development

Resolution follows 1,100-signature petition

BY CLAIRE HARLIN Solana Beach’s JLC Architecture received resounding kudos from city officials and local residents on Jan. 9, after promptly responding to and fixing issues raised by neighbors concerning the 4,000-square-foot home to be built on a Granados Avenue lot that’s been vacant for more than 20 years. The Solana Beach City Council unanimously approved the project, to be built at the cor-

BY CLAIRE HARLIN The Del Mar City Council on Jan. 14 unanimously passed a resolution urging the 22nd District Agricultural Association to not renew contracts with any gun show sponsor, including Crossroads of the West, which has held gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at least four times a year for 22 years. Local anti-gun efforts began when Del Mar resident Roseanne Holliday hung a sign in her front

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BY KAREN BILLING The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is kicking off the new year with planning for its $449 million bond that will help improve and upgrade the district’s nine campuses and add a 10th campus (a middle school) in Pacific Highlands Ranch (located in Carmel Valley). The first of four bond issuances is set for April. The board held the first of a series of bond workshops on Jan. 9, this first one focusing on bond financing issues. District Superintendent Ken Noah said

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yard following the Sandy Hook shooting to spread awareness about the Crossroads of the West gun show, which is scheduled to take place March 9 and 10. Locals contacted her in droves and mobilized to gather more than 1,100 signatures supporting a local gun show ban in hopes it would serve as a model to cities nationwide. “This is a community that has

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Del Mar submits housing document for state scrutiny BY CLAIRE HARLIN Del Mar’s draft housing element, which has been at the forefront of city discussion for months and brought about both controversy and awareness in regard to affordable housing, is on its way to the state after the Del Mar City Council on Jan. 14 signed off on submitting the document for preliminary review. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is expected to offer “a great deal of scrutiny” on the housing element, a part of the city’s general plan that is required by law to be updated periodically, and the draft will return to the city within 60 to 90 days, said Adam Birnbaum, Del Mar’s planning director. Last time the city submitted to HCD its housing element, which addressed housing needs and programs for the 2005-2010 cycle, the state denied it, citing a lack of firm commitments and time frames for implementing housing

programs, as well as an inadequate sites inventory, which identifies areas where housing can be built at a density that would meet affordable housing needs. To feasibly build a mandated 22 affordable units out of 71 new units total, the city must allow a density of 20 units per acre, according to the state. According to the city, there are currently no affordable units in Del Mar that would accommodate those earning $40,000 per year or less, however, people in that earnings group make up 20 percent of the city’s population. Bud Emerson, who has worked on the issue of affordable housing for years under the city’s Housing Corporation as well as more recently under the Housing Element Advisory Committee, said changing city regulations to accommodate affordable housing is not only a requirement of the state, but it’s also part of the Del Mar Community Plan. “It enables us to get a much richer socioeconomic mix

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SB makes recommendations on biggest race event to hit North County BY CLAIRE HARLIN The biggest North County coastal running event of all time is well on its way to fruition and has permits in place from Del Mar. However, there are still some kinks to iron out in Solana Beach, officials noted at a Jan. 9 Solana Beach City Council meeting. Set to take place on Feb. 16, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the California 10/20 running race was a success in Austin, Texas, last April, attracting about 8,000 participants. Organizer Peter

Douglass, founder and president of Turnkey Operations, is eager to make Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas the backdrop for a race in which he expects 10,000 to 12,000 to participate — and that’s not including the thousands of race volunteers and spectators expected to be there. The 10-mile race will feature 20 live bands along the course, which starts at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, travels along Jimmy Durante Boulevard to Highway 101, heads north to the Cardiff

Kook and returns to the fair along the same path. Starting at 7 a.m., runners will head north along the west side of the 101 and south along the northbound side, with traffic reopening on the southbound side by 10 a.m., said Douglass, a former North County resident who now lives in Austin. “I don’t think we’ve had an event this big, with this many participants and volunteers and race-watchers, ever,” said Solana Beach City Councilman Tom Campbell.

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City manager David Ott replied, “No, not all in one event.” Campbell was the most vocal of council members to express concern about the event’s magnitude and proposed logistics. For instance, the race plan includes notification of residents within 500 feet of the race, however, Campbell said every resident of Solana Beach should be notified. “If you don’t notify people east of the Interstate 5 and they try to drive down

Former Winston School student Sam Morris dies heroically; Memorial service to be held Jan. 20 Sam Morris, a member of Del Mar’s The Winston School Class of 2007, died heroically on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in a house fire in Okitbettha County, Mississippi, according to The Winston School Headmaster Mike Peterson. Sam had been staying with his elderly grandparents when a fire broke out in the house, Peterson said. Sam helped his 89-year-old grandfather out to safety and then went back into the building along with a family friend and caregiver, Geraldine Rice, to attempt to rescue his 92-yearold grandmother. Tragically, neither Sam nor the other two people got out of the house, Peterson said. “ Sam was just 23,” Peterson said. “Sam was a very well liked member of the Winston community and participated in all aspects of school life. He was a science award winner, played on the school’s varsity sports teams, and also was a recipient of a Winston “W” for excellence in multiple facets of the program. His yearbook thanks his parents for all they have done for him, and he was proud of overcoming the challenges he’d faced as a student to graduate with his classmates in June of 2007. He was a journeyman electrician’s apprentice in Mississippi.” A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20. Please e-mail Mrs. Sterling-Torretti at winston3@mac.com if you would like to be sent the EVITE link to RSVP for attending the service. At the request of the family, the school will accept donations for a scholarship to be established in Sam’s name. “Our thoughts go out the Morris family for this terrific loss,” Peterson said. “And for those of us whom Sam was a friend, a classmate, a neighbor or beloved student, we will remember him as a young man who loved his life but loved the lives of others even more.”

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Thieves steal laptop computers from Skyline School in Solana Beach BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Two dozen laptop computers were stolen from a Solana Beach elementary school, sheriff’s officials said Jan. 12. Deputies were dispatched about 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, to investigate an activated burglary alarm at Skyline Elementary School, located at 606 Lomas Santa Fe, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Passalacqua. School security officers pointed out a broken classroom window, he said. The suspects had allegedly entered the classroom, broke the locks off two storage cabinets and took the Apple laptops, which were valued at about $36,000, Passalacqua said. Deputies searched the school, but did not find the suspects, Passalacqua said.

(Above) Kilroy’s Jan. 10 Open House on the One Paseo project: (L-r) Tracy Aragon and Marie Garber; Local residents attend the One Paseo Open House. Photos/Jon Clark

CV Planning Board to review revised One Paseo project at Jan. 24 meeting; Location of meeting moved to CCA auditorium BY KAREN BILLING Due to the level of interest in the One Paseo project, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board is moving its Jan. 24 meeting from the Carmel Valley Library to the Canyon Crest Academy auditorium. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. and will only have the revised One Paseo project on the agenda. Kilroy Realty released revised plans in November, bringing the square footage down to 1.4 million square feet from 2 million, deleting plans for a 10-story office building and a hotel. The revised plans also have lowered building heights, reduced floor area ratios, more open space and increased setbacks all around the perimeter of the project, allowing for buildings to be set farther back from El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights. Some project opponents have said that they still find the reduced plans too big and out of character with the

community and have continued concerns about traffic. In addition to the Jan. 24 meeting, Kilroy also held an informational Open House at its offices on Jan. 10 that was attended by more than 100 people. The other items that were set for the Jan. 24 Carmel Valley planning board agenda were moved to special meeting that will be held on Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Pardee Homes offices at 6025 Edgewood Bend Court, San Diego, 92130. The Jan. 17 agenda includes a permit for a personal training home business on Roxton Court; the increase of the speed limit to 30 mph on Carmel Park Drive; a parcel map revision for a Pacific Highlands Ranch unit; and the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch’s redesign under the new ownership.

NCTD/SANDAG San Dieguito Double Track and Special Events Platform Project Scoping meeting to be held Jan. 22 NCTD/SANDAG is working to replace the 96-year-old wooden trestle San Dieguito Railway River Bridge, add 1.1 mile of second mainline rail track south of Solana Beach, and add a special events platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Please join NCTD/SANDAG at a public scoping meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Del Mar Hills Academy to discuss the environmental review process for the San Dieguito Double Track and Special Events Platform Project. The meeting will offer members of the public the opportunity to provide input on what should be studied under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Additional public information meetings are planned throughout 2013. Visit SANDAG’s web page www.KeepSanDiegoMoving.com for more information about the process.

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Del Mar passes new food truck moratorium, continues analyzing impacts BY CLAIRE HARLIN The Del Mar City Council on Jan. 14 adopted a 45-day emergency ordinance prohibiting the issuance of food truck permits while the city studies potential mobile vending regulations. An identical moratorium was put in place in November after nine permits had been issued for a regular food truck event that had started up in the parking lot at 1601 Coast Blvd., and featured about six trucks every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Renewal of the original ordinance would have required a noticed public hearing, and city documents state that city staff was unable to return to the council with an extension ordinance due to the council’s limited meeting schedule during the holidays. The moratorium doesn’t prohibit existing license holders from conducting business and renewing their licenses, however, the weekly food truck event has ceased. The company behind the event, Curbside Bites, indicated on its website that there would be a food truck event on Dec. 5, but it didn’t happen. Mobile businesses, particularly food trucks, are a growing phenomenon and somewhat uncharted territory for Del Mar’s city code. Kathy Garcia, Del Mar Planning and Community Development director, said that the city’s current analysis and potential regulations will not just pertain to food trucks, but also trucks that offer services such as pet grooming and retail vending, which have been popping up around the country. She also named catering trucks, push carts, ice cream trucks, mobile grocery trucks and construction site lunch trucks. The city will also be analyzing farmers markets and weekly bazaars as part of this study. According to city documents, city regulations could potentially address the following: compliance with health and safety regulations; hours of operation; noise; truck density; parking requirements; restroom availability; lighting; signage; refuse collection and recycling; residential impacts; and traffic and pedestrian safety within the public right-ofway. City officials estimate that the process of completing and adopting regulations will take four to six months, with an initial Planning Commission review in March or April.

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Del Mar School District Superintendent to hold informational budget talks Del Mar Union School District Superintendent Holly McClurg will host several informational budget talks with community members at various district campuses. All community members are welcome to attend. • Jan. 23 12 p.m. Ashley Falls School • Jan. 25 2 p.m. Torrey Hills School • Jan. 28 8 a.m. Carmel Del Mar School • Feb. 7 2 p.m. Del Mar Hills Academy • Feb. 8 2 p.m. Sycamore Ridge School • Feb. 14 8 a.m. Sage Canyon School For more information, visit dmusd.org.

Date change: Next Torrey Hills Planning Board meeting is Jan. 29 The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board’s January meeting will be held on Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, SD CA 92130. Any questions may be directed to Kathryn Burton, (858) 755-2128.

Bishop’s School student to attend Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference Elizabeth Liang, an eighth grade student at The Bishop’s School, has been nominated to attend the Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21. This conference is held every four years in conjunction with the formal inauguration of the President and Vice President of the United States. The middle school inaugural scholars have a unique and extraordinary opportunity to explore the presidency and the presidential campaigns, and take part in the excitement Elizabeth Liang and celebration of America’s 57th Presidential Inauguration. Liang was invited to attend the conference as a 2010 alumna of the National Youth Leaders Conference. Liang has been a Bishop’s student since the sixth grade. Liang is actively involved in the school’s Community Service Program and has volunteered at the Karen’s Refugee Center with other Bishop’s students. She is also involved with the Hope Leadership Foundation, San Diego. “I was really excited. Ms. Carol Barry, head of middle school at Bishop’s, told me to take a lot of pictures to share when I get back. I’m grateful because it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Liang.

Sharon Hilliard appointed to Del Mar Design Review Board

BY CLAIRE HARLIN Sharon Hilliard, a former communications company executive who has lived in Del Mar since 1975, was appointed by the Del Mar City Council on Jan. 14 to the city’s Design Review Board, a position she said is fitting because of her great interest in design and architecture. Four residents expressed interest and interviewed for the seat on the seven-member board, which was filled to replace Al Corti, who was elected to the City Council in November. Not only did Hilliard and her husband, former Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard, recently renovate a family home located on Stratford Court that was built in 1928, but they completed the construction of their own Crest Road

home in 1998, which required design review. “I believe that there is no excuse for poor design or siting of projects,” said Hilliard in a statement. “All projects in town should blend into their neighborhoods and be a credit to those owners and architects who choose to build in Del Mar.” Hilliard has experience serving for two years on the Del Mar Village Association Design Committee, and she was the co-chair of the Del Mar North Hills Undergrounding Project. In her decades-long career in the communications industry, she started her own answering service, she founded the first women’s savings and loan association in San Diego County, and she helped develop the nation’s first computer-

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La Jolla Institute board member Leroy Hood awarded prestigious National Medal of Science Renowned scientist Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the board of directors of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor bestowed upon scientists. Hood will receive the award from Presi- Dr. Leroy Hood dent Obama in a White House ceremony in early 2013. An inventor and visionary, Hood is president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, and has served on the La Jolla Institute Board since 2009. His key role in developing several pioneering technologies, most notably the automated DNA sequencer, redefined “possible” in genomics research and made him a revered scientific figure worldwide. High-speed DNA sequencers were central to the Human Genome Project, one of the most important scientific achievements of the past half century, which identified the 25,000 genes in human DNA. “I am deeply honored to receive a National Medal of Science, and am profoundly grateful to the many fantastic colleagues and partners with whom I have worked throughout the years,” Hood said. “Transforming human health is my life’s work, and I am proud of all we have accomplished.” Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., La Jolla Institute president & chief scientific officer, said Hood’s receipt of the national award is extremely well-deserved, noting his extraordinary record of scientific achievement. “Lee is a scientist whose work truly has changed the world,” Kronenberg said. “Not only did his DNA sequencer enable the Human Genome Project to proceed, but he is also credited with launching the field of proteomics, the large-scale study of proteins, the body’s amazing cellular workhorses, and

with creating several technologies that form the core of modern molecular biology. Lee’s expansive ideas have and continue to revolutionize the future of medicine, and we are honored that he is a member of our board of directors.” Hood is one of 12 eminent U.S. researchers named as recipients of the National Medal of Science by President Obama in an announcement Dec. 21. “I am proud to honor these inspiring American innovators,” President Obama said. “They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has long made this nation great—and they remind us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are unleashed in an entrepreneurial environment.” The Medal of Science is the latest in a series of major awards received by Hood over the years, whose roster of accomplishments places him in an elite group of scientists. He is one of only 10 scientists, out of more than 6,000 nationwide, elected to all three branches of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. He is also the recipient of the renowned Lasker award, often called the “American Nobel Prize,” and he received the prestigious Kyoto prize in 2002. In 2009, Rolling Stone magazine named him, “One of the 100 people who are changing America.” Hood also has been featured in Forbes, Newsweek, and the New York Times and counts Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates among his friends. A former professor at Caltech and the University of Washington, Hood established the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle in 2000, a first-of-its-kind endeavor designed to tear down scientific silos and promote cross-disciplinary research for the betterment of human kind. He’s written more than 750 scientific papers, holds 32 patents, and played a role in founding more than 14 biotechnology companies, including Amgen and Applied Biosystems. Applied Biosystems is now part of San Diego-based Life Technologies. Visit www.liai.org.

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BOND continued from page 1 systematic in our planning.” Eric Dill, associate superintendent of business services, said the first draw would be $160 million this spring. At the district board’s Feb. 7 meeting, the board plans to pass a resolution authorizing the issuance and terms of sale of the bonds, as well as a bond purchase contract. By Feb. 22, the district expects the County Board of Supervisors to approve its resolution and form of disclosure enabling the pricing call for taxable and tax-exempt bonds to occur in March with the closing and delivery of funds by April 2. With the bond, the district plans to revive its old planning department, which shrunk from seven to two positions in 2006 after the closing of several district construction projects. Dill said they are proposing to add two positions in support of the bond program under the newly named facilities construction department. The positions

will be presented to the board at its Jan. 17 meeting to provide management for the bond under the newly named facilities construction department. “It’s critical that we be as clean as we possible can be in this regard,” Noah said, noting that one concern raised by the public about general obligation bonds is that they are used as a way to supplement the general fund. “Our planning effort is anything but that. We want to be clear all along that this is not the issue at all in this district.” Bond funds can only be spent on voter-approved projects in the measure. While some districts have hired program management companies to handle the work, the San Dieguito high school district has determined that it can do the work in-house for half the cost and save up to $8 million. Existing personnel moved into bond positions will be funded by the bond program; if their old positions are back filled the new employees will be funded by

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ly it’s the efficiency it will bring [that is key],” Dill said. A construction schedule sees work beginning in 2013 on the track and field at Canyon Crest and San Dieguito Academy; technology upgrades at La Costa Canyon; HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) in selected rooms at Diegueno Middle, La Costa and Oakcrest Middle; stadium lights, fire road improvements and a new water main at Torrey Pines; and site acquisition for the future Pacific Highlands Ranch Middle School. “It was important for us to get out and do some projects,” Thornton said. As the bulk of the projects will take a lot of time to design and get approvals, Thornton said they looked for projects that were the most “shovel ready.” 2015 is the year targeted for the first phase of the Pacific Highlands Ranch Middle School (a 500-seat classroom building) to begin, as well as the beginning of a performing arts center for Torrey Pines High School. Complete construction schedules are available on

the district website, with project start times scheduled out to 2020, such as the remodel of the Torrey Pines High School gym. Dill said they want to remind people that this is a long-range facilities plan; all projects were never meant to be completed by the summer of 2013. Noah said they are already hearing some rumblings of favoritism among the nine school sites but it is just the process of phasing and funding. “Hopefully by the end, everyone will be happy,” Noah said. The district is keeping its eye on pending legislation from Assembly member Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and the county treasurer on school bonds that could impact their overall Proposition AA bond monies program. Hueso’s proposal does not just impact capital appreciation bonds that received a lot of attention last year, but all bond issuances. He’s proposing all school bonds have a limited term of 25 years, requiring all bonds with a term of 10 years or more to be callable; to impose a cap on

debt service ratio of 4:1; and involve more oversight from the county level. Dill said that, should the bill pass, there could be a lot of constraints that would affect the district’s ability to pull off its bond program. It could potentially extend the district’s bond program by five years, causing projects to be delayed or not pursued at all due to concerns about cost escalation. Additionally, the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors has a similar bill to Hueso’s, with many of the same limitations but also mandates that a bond debt cannot increase by more than 5 percent per year. This proposal would extend the district’s bond program by 10 years and would likely cause the bond program to not be fulfilled as originally conceived because of the additional cost escalation. The district would be forced to reprioritize its needs, Dill said. “We’re watching these bills very carefully,” Dill said, noting that nothing has even hit the floor yet.

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responded by saying that guns are consistent with the agricultural portion of the mission because farmers use guns. The resolution also states that advertising for already scheduled gun shows shall not use the words “Del Mar” in any way, as it implies that the city endorses such events. “All advertising and signage should be properly identified as hosted by the ‘Fairgrounds’ or ‘22nd District Agricultural Association’ and not the City of Del Mar,” the resolution states. More than a handful of residents spoke in favor of the resolution, however, local resident Paul Breed spoke in opposition, saying that such regulations need to be consistent. On the same day as the upcoming gun show, he said, there is also a winemaking show scheduled at the fairgrounds, and more people die from alcohol than guns, he said. He also referenced shows selling gems and backyard swimming

pools. “Are you going to make sure there are no conflict diamonds at the gem show and are you going to introduce pool alarms at the pool show?” he said, adding that more children will likely die in backyard swimming pools than from guns this year. Dexter Haight, president of Greater San Diego’s National Rifle Association members council, spoke in opposition to the resolution, which he said was stifling citizens’ Second Amendment rights. He also said that members of his family, including young grandchildren, learn how to use guns safely and appropriately. “The bad people who intend to use guns for bad things are not getting guns at guns shows,” he said. Councilman Don Mosier agreed that there are many responsible, law-abiding gun owners out there, but he said Haight “misspoke about where these guns end up.” “We know that [some of] these guns end up in

Mexico for use in the drug cartel trade,” he said. “The idea that these gun shows only supply to responsible owners is false … There’s plenty of data out there to show that.” The resolution stated that 33 Americans are murdered every day with guns and that California state laws regulating gun sales is undermined by common private part agreements at gun shows. “The killing of innocent children and adults may be prevented by reducing the supply of semi-automatic weapons,” the resolution further stated. Del Mar resident Bud Emerson said that even though gun control is a national issue, “every one of us can take a step.” “You as leaders can take a step and the fair board can take a step,” he told the council. “It’s a terrible message that we have the administration of instruments of violence in an agricultural institution.”

Pablo Valdez, who also own a commercial lot next to the residential site. The property has been a point of contention over the years because of its high visibility from Lomas Santa Fe Drive, and residents have successfully fought undesirable design proposals and efforts to change the zoning of the lot to commercial use. City Councilmembers

thanked the architects and property owners, Erika Haines and Juan Pablo Valdez, for being patient in returning to the drawing board to change the elevation and material of one 38-foot-longwall of the home, which officials said was too flat. On the south end of the property, which faces Hermes, designers incorporated 15 feet of groundcover rose and plan

to plant bamboo on the remainder of the property line. To add articulation to the wall in question, planners recessed one wall by about 9 inches, proposed stone siding on a chimney and added a balcony with a sliding door. Officials said the team met with neighbors and city staff several times during the busy holidays to revise plans and gain consensus.

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seen something horrific nationally, sees a trade show happening at the fairgrounds and naturally would like to do something to correct the situation,” said Mayor Terry Sinnott. “We should be reflecting what the community wants and feels, so it’s very valid to issue this resolution.” Sinnott, however, said he thought the resolution brought before the council was not specific enough, and should clarify that council’s concern is based, in part, on the fairgrounds’ failure to meet its mission of being a recreation and entertainment facility with an agricultural focus. The council accepted the clarification that gun culture is not consistent with the mission of the Ag. Board, however, Councilwoman Lee Haydu pointed out that in a recent community relations committee meeting with Ag. Board members, fair officials

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Al Gore to speak at UCSD on Feb. 10 Former U.S. Vice President and New York Times bestselling author Al Gore will speak at Mandeville Auditorium, on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., on the UC San Diego campus. After discussing his new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Gore will answer questions from the audience and sign book copies. The book and tickets for the event, presented by Warwick’s and the San Diego Law Library, will be available from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8 at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. Books and tickets may be reserved by calling (858) 454-0347. Copies may also be picked up at the event starting at 6 p.m., though a paper ticket is required to receive the book. — Admission is $35 for one ticket and a copy of the book, and $50 for two tickets and one copy of the book. For more information, visit warwicks.indiebound.com/event/al-gore

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Coast Waste Management and the City of Del Mar to host ‘2013 Del Mar Recycles’ drop off event In an effort to facilitate responsible disposal and recycling, Coast Waste Management and the City of Del Mar will host the 2013 Del Mar Recycles drop off event on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.-noon at the City of Del Mar’s upper parking lot at 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014. The event is being held to provide City of Del Mar residents and businesses with the opportunity to more easily dispose of common household items in an environmentally safe manner. The event will offer on-site document shredding and the safe collection of noncontrolled medications, sharps, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’s), household batteries and cell phones. This free event is open to City of Del Mar residents and businesses only. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com or www. thinkgreen.com.

Award-winning author to speak on new book ‘Kids Pick Up on Everything: Solana Beach Garden Club invites new members to join How Parental Stress is Toxic to Kids’ •E vent to be held at local schools As parents, we all worry about toxins in food or the air. In fact, parental stress is a much bigger threat to our children’s health, because kids pick up on everything. The good news is that we can reverse the harm done. If parents socialize and have more fun, it actually improves our children’s wellbeing on a cellular level. Come hear award-winning author David Code explain the medical research showing how parental stress is a major risk factor in today’s epidemic of child health problems. As featured on CBS, Fox, the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Wall Street Journal, David Code is an Episcopal priest who draws from the latest research in neuroscience and his study of families around the world to offer practical tools that bring greater simplicity and joy to parenting. WeCare San Diego will present two lectures by David Code on Tuesday, Jan. 22. He will talk about his new book “Kids Pick Up on Everything: How Parental Stress is Toxic to Kids.” Both events are free and open to the public. The first lecture will be held at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Avenue in La Jolla. A parent social will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the lecture at 10 a.m. Parking on campus is very limited. Please follow the signs to nearby paid parking at UCSD. The second talk will be held at Pacific Ridge School, 6269 El Fuerte Street in Carlsbad. The parent social will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Parking is available on campus; please carpool if possible. WeCare San Diego, a consortium of San Diego-area independent schools, brings nationally renowned speakers to San Diego. WeCare San Diego current member schools are: The Bishop’s School, Francis Parker School, La Jolla Country Day School, Pacific Ridge School, Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School and Warren-Walker School. For more details, please see WeCare SanDiego Consortium’s Facebook page.

On the Web: January’s contest is ‘Best Wildlife Photo’ This newspaper’s January photo contest is “Best Wildlife Photo.” Submit yours at DelMarTimes.net/contests and you will be automatically entered to receive a prize. The contest is now open, submit your photo today.

Last May a group of garden enthusiasts came together to form a local garden club. The group calls themselves Seaweeders and operates under the umbrella of the Civic and Historical Society. The purpose of the club is for those who enjoy gardening to come together, share information, hold garden tours and work on projects for the sustainable beautification of Solana Beach. Anyone interested is invited to join them. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, 7-8 p.m. at the “Little Yellow Cottage” of the Boys & Girls Club’s Center for a Healthy Lifestyle at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. For more information, contact Katie Pelisek at 619991-3119.

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Bestselling author Robert Crais to discuss latest thriller, ‘Suspect,’ at local event Jan. 24 BY JOE TASH Robert Crais’ latest thriller, “Suspect,” grew out of his need to heal after losing a beloved canine companion, and a desire to better understand the bonds between dogs and humans. Crais will be the featured speaker at the Jan. 24 luncheon meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild. “SusRobert Crais pect,” published by Putnam Adult, comes out Jan. 22. Non-members of the guild can attend the talk and purchase a book at the event, which runs from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias. Those attending just the talk can arrive at 12:30 p.m. Members of the guild and their guests can attend the luncheon and author talk, and receive a signed copy of the book for a $40 admission price. Reservations for the lunch can be made by calling the Guild at 858-756-4780, or visiting its website at www.rsflibraryguild.org. Individual guild memberships are $50 per year, and a family membership costs $100. Crais, 59, a resident of West Hollywood, is best-known as the author of a series of crime novels featuring private detectives Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. “Suspect,” a standalone novel that doesn’t feature Cole or Pike, is his 19th book. The story centers on a Los Angeles Police Department officer whose partner is murdered. The officer partners with Maggie, a former Marine Corps patrol German Shepherd who lost her handler in Afghanistan. The duo teams up in an effort to find the killer of the officer’s partner.

The story came out of the author’s desire to find out why he was having such a hard time moving on after his own dog, an Akita he owned for 12 years since it was a puppy, had died, said Crais. He thought about getting another dog, but somehow felt that would be disloyal. As he began to research about the bonds between dogs and humans, and learn more about military and police dogs and their interactions with their handlers, the character of Maggie emerged, Crais said. From the start, Crais said he wanted to avoid turning Maggie into a four-legged person. “It was really important to me to try to make her real. I like to think that I did. I wanted her to be a real dog, not a cartoon,” Crais said. After writing the book and now embarking on a book tour to promote it, Crais said he feels ready to get a new dog when he returns home. “It opened doors for me so I think it’s time,” he said. According to his online bio, Crais is a Louisiana native who grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in a blue collar family of oil refinery workers and police officers. His literary influences include Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, Robert B. Parker and John Steinbeck. He moved to Hollywood in the 1970s and began writing scripts for such TV shows as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey and Miami Vice, along with pilots and movies-of-the-

week for networks. In the mid-80s, he published his first Elvis Cole novel, “The Monkey’s Raincoat.” Crime and mystery novels remain the most popular genre in American literature because they offer “clarity” to their readers, Crais said. We all face unknowns in our lives, he said, and therefore we can relate to fictional detectives who must come into a chaotic situation and try to make sense of it, and separate what is real from what is not. “We want to be part of that successful journey,” Crais said. Crais gravitated toward crime fiction because he loves that type of story, he said. “I write the story for me. Because I just happen to love this stuff is why I write the type of fiction I write,” he said. What he didn’t count on, Crais said, was the popularity that his books would achieve. At last count, he said, his books are available in 56 or 58 countries, and some 40 million copies of his books are in print. “That’s the kind of thing that happens to someone else,” he said. Even today, he still gets a kick out of seeing someone reading one of his books in an airport or other public place. “If I see someone reading my book, I turn away, I break into a big smile, I can’t believe there’s anybody out there reading it,” he said. The presentation by Crais is one of four or five author talks sponsored annually by the RSF Library Guild. Along with sponsoring author talks, the guild also holds fundraisers, and pays for such services as a children’s librarian at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, as well as library materials including books, magazines and audio books.

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New CHEERS Foundation to raise funds, awareness for women’s health issues BY ASHLEY MACKIN The newly formed La Jolla-based Care, Health, Empowerment, Education, Research and Support (CHEERS) Foundation is hoping to be the community resource of record on women’s health issues – particularly heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases and mental health issues. CHEERS hopes to issue grants, host events, and create a community-contributed website. “We want to help women who don’t have the resources, either financially or educationally, and (also) support organizations that are … striving to find solutions to these health risks,” said Jackie Helm, one of the founding members of the CHEERS Foundation. To be an efficient resource, Helm said CHEERS hopes to use the same techniques as Las Patronas, another grant-giving group. She said CHEERS will encourage organizations to apply for grants and host a major benefit to raise funds for these grants. Helm and co-founder Anseth Richards were both Las Patronas members. “The folks we have on the board are really quality people who have done a lot of fundraising in the

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Local students to hold ‘Comedy Sports Event’ to benefit children of Ghana

Del Sol Lions David Cain and Linette Page work on the Lions International Float on Dec. 29.

Del Sol Lions join more than 16,000 volunteers in Pasadena to decorate Rose Parade floats The New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade was viewed by an estimated 400 million people in 85 countries around the world and the Del Sol Lions played an important role ensuring the Lions Club International float was in immaculate condition prior to the roll down Colorado Blvd. More than 20 Del Sol Lions, friends and family headed north to Pasadena on Dec. 29 for a 10-hour day filled with precise placement for colorful flower arrangements. The Lions Clubs International float theme is “Lions Serving the World,” which honors the wide net Lions cast with community service all over the world and the Rose Parade theme “Oh, the places you’ll go.” Tens of thousands of volunteers descend upon Pasadena and help create the magical experience provided by the Rose Parade. Lions first displayed a float in the 1948 Rose Parade and have had a float in each parade since 1992. The Del Sol Lions are part of an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries serving those in need and youth in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch and Carmel Valley. The club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6 -7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Fletcher Cove Community Center. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. For more information, please go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/delsol/.

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Local residents Cosy and Will Burnett, along with their La Costa Canyon schoolmate Kara Sheffield, are determined to make a difference for kids in the villages outside Accra, Ghana, Africa. They decided to raise money locally in the community and see how much of an impact they can have. “Our school has the best comedy sports team ever. It’s always a sell-out event,” explains Cosy. Comedy sports is an improv comedy theater in which two different schools compete. “I talked to the comedy sports president and they were more than happy to do this for us,” Cosy said. Kara Sheffiield (senior) “On Feb. 1, we will hold a comedy sports event with La Will Burnett (freshman) Cosy Costa Canyon vs. Canyon Crest Academy at 7 p.m. Burnett (senior) LCC High (doors open) at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Cen- School. ter. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.” Tickets will be $7 and 100 percent of the ticket sales will go directly to the KaeMe organization (see more about this organization below or visit www.KaeMe.org). The three students will take the money directly to Ghana and will be able to allocate the distribution of funds themselves. The event is open to the public. “We’ve already raised $500 with other fundraising efforts, which is two-and-a-half scholarships,” Cosy said. “It depends how much we raise...there are so many options. We can do scholarships for village kids and improve village schools, I’m just so excited to get there and make a difference.” “In Ghana there is no free public education, so when families can’t afford the $200 per kid per year they look for other options,” explains Will Burnett. “What eventually happens is that many of these kids are sent to the orphanage schools in Accra where they can get schooling for free. The problem is that these kids are not living with their families and some of the paperwork gets confused, and some of these kids are actually adopted internationally when they have families in the villages.” While the orphanages provide a great service for orphans, many of the non-orphan children are taking advantage of the free education and much of the management cannot be supported by local Ghana resources. “Our goal is to help improve the schools in the villages and ultimately keep families safe and united in Ghana. It’s terrible to think that children, their most precious resource, are being taken away from their families,” explains Kara Sheffield. “A little money goes a long way. For $200, a child can receive a scholarship for a year and stay with their family in the village. $1,000 can make a huge difference in the village schools with new paint, and desks. A new entire high school could even be built with $20,000. The cost of construction is much lower in Ghana.” KaeMe has worked with the children of Ghana and have current student volunteer programs with Stanford and Yale where students work in Ghana to help organize paperwork in the orphanages, reunite children with existing families and develop a management system which can be supported locally. This February, Cosy, Will and Kara will trav

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Adventure awaits: Winter Formal will take TPHS students around the world Torrey Pines High School Cheer team is once again hosting the popular annual Winter Formal on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Mark your calendars for the party of the year with music from MY DJ and a festive theme of “Adventure Awaits” featuring ports from around the world including Mexico, Paris, China, New York and Fiji! Get your passports stamped and enter to win an Apple iPad! Tickets go on sale at a $5 discount this week only starting Jan. 16. Tickets are $35

with ASB card and $40 without and will go up next week. Professional florist Sandra Weaver will be providing beautiful white and red corsages and boutonnieres for purchase. The Winter Formal will also feature Keane Studios to take great photographs of your special night. Or for the fun at heart there will also be a photo booth set up. This is a “ladies ask the gentlemen” for the dance but there are no set rules on who asks who – you can come solo or with a few friends – so come one come all Torrey Pines Students! All non-Torrey Pines students invited as guests must be approved by Administration prior to ticket purchase. Forms for guest approval are available at the student store. For more information go to www.tphs. net.

Del Mar Foundation to launch playgroup for working parents on Jan. 26 Due to the success of the weekday playgroup that began meeting last fall, the Del Mar Foundation will launch a new playgroup on Saturday, Jan. 26, for parents that are working or who cannot attend the weekday playgroups due to scheduling conflicts. The Saturday playgroup will be for infants to children who are 3 years old. The mission of the playgroup is to connect Del Mar parents and children; therefore, playgroup participants must live in the 92014 zip code. The Del Mar Foundation has received many requests to create a playgroup for working parents and expects this playgroup to be a great way for young Del Mar families to connect. As with all the playgroups, both parents are encouraged to attend. The launch will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 a.m. - noon, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Children’s Nursery area. The room is behind the parish office at 334 14th St. Del Mar, located between 14th and 15th Streets off of Maiden Lane in Del Mar. The Church’s parking lot is accessible via Maiden Lane or Parish Lane.

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Canyon Crest Academy student carries on flight legacy “It’s kind of a family tradition,” private pilot and Carmel Valley resident Chad Unrue said through his aviation headphones. Chad, an 18-year-old Canyon Crest Academy senior, was rather understating that fact. After 100 hours of flight training and over 300-plus landings and takeoffs, Chad earned his private pilot’s license this fall when he passed his flight test with an FAA certified flight examiner and has now completed his certification for the high-performance Cirrus SR22 aircraft. For him, this is a continuation of a family legacy that began almost 100 years ago with his greatgreat uncle who owned an airport in El Campo, Texas. This uncle was not only a pilot himself in a day when aviation was just beginning, but he had a brother who became a stunt pilot and wing walker. Chad’s great-grandmother even joined in on their barnstorming at a time when few aviators were capable of such daredevil flying and even fewer women were involved. “Uncle Herman gave my grandfather his first ride in an airplane. That led my grandfather to go

Carmel Valley’s Chad Unrue at Catalina on to become a naval aviator and fly fighter jets,” Chad said. The aviation pedigree came from the other side of his family, too, with another great uncle who was a private pilot. Chad’s father, Bill Unrue, made sure to pass the torch. Bill, who himself got his private pilot’s license at a young age, asked Chad if he wanted to take a flight lesson. Chad took him up on the offer and has been soaring over Southern California ever since.

“I was flying airplanes before I could drive a car,” Chad said. Over the next couple of years, he continued flight lessons while balancing high school, extracurricular activities, and college testing and preparation. As he did so, his interest in and dedication to flight increased. From being a hobby and an activity he could share with his dad, the science of flight began to intrigue him. While planning to study business in college, he had

an in-flight epiphany. He wanted to switch his intended college studies to aerospace engineering. This sudden change of course is something that doesn’t faze a pilot, but did cause him to have to rewrite and redirect a few college applications at the last minute. He is still undecided as to where he will pursue his studies in aerospace engineering, but has a few scholarship offers already. “I feel that I have a good connection to how a plane flies, so it was a natural choice to make,” he said. When he informed one of his flight instructors, Brad DeGusseme, his instructor at Coast Flight Training (www.iflycoast. com) at Montgomery Field, of his future plans, Brad remarked that he was sure that Chad would be successful in his future academic pursuits, “Because it really is quite unusual for someone so young to become a licensed private pilot. It takes a lot of commitment and work. I’m proud of Chad for what he’s accomplished.” Besides his future college plans, he sees more flight hours ahead of him. “The thing about be-

Chad Unrue flying solo ing a pilot is that you are never done learning or training,” he said, standing next to the Cirrus SR-20 he regularly takes up. For his 18th birthday, he was treated to a ride in a Pitts stunt plane with famed stunt pilot Rory Moore, where he was allowed to take the stick and perform stunt maneuvers himself. “It’s like the ultimate roller coaster. I would defi-

nitely love to do more stunt flying,” Chad said. For now, the trick will be to balance the rest of his senior year with his flying, AP exams, and navigating the college admissions maze. One thing is for sure, wherever his final destination may be, Chad Unrue has set his sights high both in the air and on the ground.

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Local doctors respond to aggressive flu season with differing views on the vaccine BY CLAIRE HARLIN National and local health and governmental organizations, from ambulance service Rural/Metro to the County of San Diego to Scripps Health, have noted an increase of seasonal flu cases in recent weeks and have aired reminders for people to get their flu shots. But one local doctor feels battled around this time of year, because he doesn’t think the flu shot is the best idea for patients. “There’s just not enough evidence right now to make reasonable assertions about safety and effectiveness,” said physician Timothy Bilash, who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and recently opened a women’s health practice in Solana Beach. That’s why he has taken the initiative to hold informational discussions on the flu shot at his office, located at 765 Academy Drive, in which he shares studies and theories regarding risks associated with the flu vaccine, as well as concerns he has about the immunization’s safety and efficacy. His next talk will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 22. “Every physician is obligated to not harm patients no matter what they practice, and when a patient comes in and orders a treatment, I must make sure that treatment is not harmful and that it is effective and appropriate,” said Bilash, who worked as a locum tenens doctor, which substitutes for other doctors, for 21 years before starting his own OB/GYN practice in Solana Beach last fall. “In my opinion, not one of those three things is valid in the case of the flu shot.” The concerns Bilash outlines in his presentation, which is open to the public, include the inability to assess effects of the vaccine over generations, since it is so new.

“Particularly with pregnant women, it doesn’t seem to make sense,” he said. “There are no longterm studies that show the effects the vaccine may have on their children.” He also pointed out that the vaccine’s effectiveness, as well as death rates from the flu, are hard to assess because the flu is grouped together with pneumonia in many studies because the two often happen in conjunction with each other. Many cases that don’t end up in hospital treatment are not reported as well, he said. “The seasonal variations also make it hard to assess cause and effect,” he said, adding that a study released in 2011, which he cited from USA Today, showed that the vaccine was only 60 percent effective — meaning 40 percent of people who were vaccinated still got the flu. “When I talk to patients, it seems like half the people don’t get the flu shot, and so many others say they got the shot and they [still] ended up getting sick,” he said. Dr. Blaine Jackson, an internal medicine physician who has been practicing in Solana Beach for 11 years, said getting the flu shot will make the illness less strong in the cases in which it is transmitted. He said he “almost demands” that everyone get the flu shot, mainly because it prevents the spread of the virus. “People sometimes say you get the flu because of the shot, but that’s just a reaction. It may make you flare up but it’s improving the immune system,” he said. “If they are right, then so what? It costs $15, and if it works, then great. The benefit is so much greater than the risk.” He added the flu has been much more

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Scripps Health offers tips for early flu season With cases of seasonal flu on the rise across the country, Scripps Health is reminding San Diego County residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. “The early onset of the flu season this year might have caught some people off guard, but there is still time to get a flu shot,” said Dr. Anil Keswani, an internal medicine physician and Scripps Health corporate vice president of ambulatory care and population health management. “Vaccination, frequent hand washing and taking extra precautions around those who are ill are the best defenses against infection.” People who are 65 and older, children under 2, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions (including asthma, heart disease, neurological conditions, blood disorders, a weakened immune system or are morbidly obese) face a higher risk of developing flu-related complications. “If you feel ill, I’d encourage you to check with your physician,” Dr. Keswani said. Scripps patients can call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777) to make an appointment. Flu season tips

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Patriot Profiles: Meet First Lady of the Marine Corps Bonnie Amos This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. BY JEANNE MCKINNEY Each time she walks into a room at Bethesda N a v y Hospital, s h e shows a brave, determined f a c e . W h e n she conFirst Lady of the n e c t s with her Marine Corps Marine Bonnie Amos who may be missing a limb, an eye, struggling to speak or worse, this injured warrior feels like the only person in her sights. Each step forward has purpose, carrying her heavy pack of love and reassurance to provide at his or her bedside. First Lady of the Marine Corps, Bonnie Amos, then says, “I’m here to help you and your family. We’re not going to forget about you.” Growing up indigent poor in Pensacola, Florida, the home of Naval Aviation, Bonnie Amos set her sights on college. Amos was a busi-

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‘The Great Kindness Challenge’ at Solana Highlands School This week Solana Highlands Elementary School students are taking on The Great Kindness Challenge, which challenges students to complete as many kind tasks on a list of 50 during the week as they can. The Great Kindness Challenge is a national effort, created by Kids for Peace. Some of the challenges are easier, like giving a hug or smiling at 25 people. Others require a little time, like making a bookmark for a friend or writing a thank you note to the school nurse — which students were doing at a station set up on the playground on Monday afternoon. Some of the other challenges included walking or riding your bike to school instead of driving, saying “Good morning” to 15 people, sending a thank you to Superintendent Nancy Lynch, reading a book to a younger child, telling an instructional aide you appreciate what they do, whispering “Thank you” to the librarian or picking up 10 pieces of trash on campus. “The hardest one I would say is to make a new friend, because it takes a long time to convince someone to be my friend,” said student council member Marci Tran. Student council members were in charge of leading activities at lunchtime during the week and encouraging others to participate in the Challenge. “It has always been our goal at Solana Highlands to not only teach students to be great students and have academic success, but also teach them to be great people,” wrote Principal Jerry Jones in the school newsletter. — Karen Billing

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One Paseo project: Carmel Valley’s next great chapter Last week, Kilroy Realty hosted what they called an “Open House” about their proposed One Paseo development. We attended the event and wanted to share our experience and what we observed, because no matter where you stand on One Paseo, it is an issue of interest to all of us. As we walked around the room, there were display boards staffed by Kilroy employees and their technical consultants with diagrams of the project layout and information about how the size has been reduced. There was also a video that really brought the project to life, showing images of the homes opening up onto bike and walkways, steps away from Trader Joe’s, restaurants and shops, a movie theater and grassy areas. Those who attended ranged from folks who’ve followed the project closely (on both sides), to those who weren’t as knowledgeable, but wanted to learn more. The traffic expert spent hours walking countless neighbors through a diagram that illustrated how cars would get in and out of underground parking garages, where traffic lights would be synchronized at Kilroy’s expense to keep traffic flowing and how walking and bicycling would be encouraged. Other technical experts described the changes to the project and the sustainable elements. Although we were already sold on the opportunities and what this means for Carmel Valley, it was nice to see others get excited once they understood the extensive study and thought that has been put into addressing the concerns they had. We love this community and encourage our neighbors to imagine the possibilities of what could become Carmel Valley’s next great chapter as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. As a small business owner on High Bluff Drive who would love to walk over on his lunch break and enjoy some new options without having to drive, and a longtime resident nearing retirement who would like to live in a neighborhood such as One Paseo, we personally cannot wait to see One Paseo move forward. We appreciated that Kilroy held this event and hope our neighbors will continue to educate themselves and urge our elected officials to embrace this chance for our town to enjoy its next great place. Weston Quick, a small business owner in Carmel Valley, and Laurence Schreiber, a 15-year Carmel Valley resident.

Request for modification of existing pilot program conditions of approval for Suite 200 in Del Mar Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to the Del Mar City Council and to this newspaper for publication. Dear Mr. Sinnott and City Councilpersons: On Dec. 26, 2012, I mailed the City Council and Mrs. Garcia a letter requesting the City Council conduct a hearing to review suggested changes to Del Mar’s parking ordinance, as well as a hearing on revisions to the conditions of approval of 1201 Camino del Mar’s acceptance into the Pilot Program. I’ve received Mrs. Garcia’s letter dated January 14, 2013 letter stating: “Pursuant to City Council resolution 2010, the Pilot Program was adapted as a two-year program on April 19, 2012. As such, the Pilot Program expired on April 19, 2012 and was not extended or reinstated by the City Council. Since the program is no longer in existence, no new applications are being accepted. Your conditional authorization was granted solely for Suite 200 per City Council Resolution 2011-64 on June 20, 2011. As the Pilot Program has expired, any proposed parking solution for the intensification and/ or expansion of use, which includes both Suite 100 and Suite 200, must be satisfied using the allowed methods in the Del Mar Municipal Code Section 30.80.” In response to Mrs. Garcia’s letter regarding expiration of the Pilot Program, my Dec. 26, 2012 letter also requested a modification of the conditions of approval of Suite 200’s acceptance into the Pilot Program. While the Pilot Program may have closed to acceptance of new applications on April 19, 2012, it certainly hasn’t been terminated for properties already accepted into the Pilot Program, as evidenced by the continued operation of Crepes & Corks. Please advise me when the City Council will schedule a hearing on this matter. At this hearing I request that the City Council consider misleading information that was

provided by the Planning Department, including inaccurate information regarding the number of parking spaces required of Crepes and Corks vs. the number of parking spaces required of Suite 200. The Planning Department told you that Crepes and Corks needed only one parking space, when in fact they needed 15 spaces to comply with the parking ordinance. When the owner of Crepes and Corks requested permission to expand the restaurant into the adjacent 762 square foot lease space, then occupied by RE/MAX Real Estate, the Planning Department’s May 17, 2010 letter acknowledges this expansion would require 8.47 parking space. This calculation only accounted for the proposed expansion, and did not address the parking required for the remaining portion of the existing restaurant. According to parking ordinance, a 1,400-square-foot restaurant with a 250-square-foot food-serving patio requires 18 parking spaces. 1328 Camino del Mar has only three parking spaces, yet this expansion was approved with only one space. The Planning Department has represented that Suite 200 needed 20 parking spaces, when in fact Suite 200 needed only 12 spaces to comply with the parking ordinance. Eight hundred square feet inside plus 550 square feet outside equals 1,350 square feet parked at one space per 90 square feet equals 15 parking spaces. Since three spaces are provided, Suite 200 was short by 12 parking spaces, and not 20 spaces. This letter is also written to advise you that I have dismissed without prejudice both the Inverse Condemnation lawsuit and the 1983 Act lawsuit. I have taken this action in order to provide the city a clean slate, so that you may focus on how to provide fair treatment for 1201 Camino del Mar, instead of focusing on the City’s potential liability for past decisions. George Conkwright

Instead of gun shows, try bringing some real joy to SD I’m settling into a Friday night and begin reading the Del Mar Times. First article out the gate....“Gun shows dodge bullet at Fairgrounds board meeting.” I mean realllly, what’s it going to take to get the 22nd Agricultural District Association to understand that a gun show is not in the best interest of the public as a whole anymore? The President of the Association, Adam Day, does not intend to bring “the matter forward for discussion?” Not even a discussion? Really? Do you think Mr. Day would reconsider these guns shows if there was a full on San Diegowide boycott? A boycott of all 22nd Agricultural District Association exhibitions? Including the Del Mar Races, San Diego County Fair, Holiday of Lights, Cirque Du Soleil, the Scream Zone and a host of other exhibitions presented by the 22nd Agricultural District Association? I’m sure the revenue stream from those events far exceed the $324,000 annual income from this gun show. In regards to the three-year contract with Crossroads of the West (gun show exhibitor), I’m sure something amicable between the Association and Crossroads could be worked out to compensate for the loss of this contract...In its place, how about the 22nd Agricultural District Association bring some real joy to San Diego...a weekend music festival! Just say’n. Carlene Tripp-Crowell

CV celebrates first anniversary of On the Go Transportation program; Volunteers needed Rides & Smiles, part of Jewish Family Service’s On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults program, is an award-winning transportation service for older adults of all religious backgrounds that began in 2004. In January 2012, the program expanded into Carmel Valley, which previously had no public transportation, and has since provided 615 rides to senior residents. Rides & Smiles transports riders to necessary medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other life necessities in the North County Inland area, as well as northern and eastern San Diego. Rides & Smiles is the largest volunteerbased transportation service in San Diego County. Other components of the JFS On the Go program include shuttle service, organized excursions, and taxi scrip. Expansion to Carmel Valley (and Tierrasanta) was possible due to grants from New Freedom Federal Funds and a TransNet Senior Mini Grant, which were awarded and are monitored by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Rides & Smiles always needs more volunteer drivers. Hour-long group training sessions for new volunteer drivers are held twice monthly throughout 2013. Upcoming sessions are Friday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m., at Jewish Family Service’s Turk Family Center at 8804 Balboa Avenue. Those unable to attend a group session can request a one-on-one training session. To volunteer as a driver, call (858) 637-3051 or go to www.jfssd.org/onthego.

GHANA continued from page 10 el to Ghana and spend 10 days working with KaeMe. “I first became interested in this cause through my cousin. She met her Ghanan husband while at college at Utah State. They now have two adorable children and live in Accra, Ghana and are involved with KaeMe,” explains Cosy. “I’ve always wanted to do humanitarian work in Africa and I knew this was my chance to make a difference. I love my Ghanan family and wanted to get involved.” The three LCC students have earned the money to

travel to Ghana and work in the villages. They will paint and clean schools and Cosy will teach Ghanan children volleyball. “I’m going to hold a volleyball clinic in the village and donate volleyball equipment to the schools because it’s something I know and love,” adds Cosy who will be playing volleyball for BYU this fall. For more information on the KaeMe organization, visit www.KaeMe.org The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is located at 5970 La Sendita, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.


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January 17, 2013 concepts instead of just memorizing. Students must show their work and explain how they arrived at certain answers. Students will be encouraged to “think like a mathematician,” with an emphasis on reasoning. “Research shows if children are not able to reason, they cannot persevere when they get to the higher level,” Gammel said. Schaub said Common Core seeks to significantly narrow the scope of content to deepen the level of understanding. There is more focus on fractions, preparation for algebra and whole class math discussions. There is a focus on rigor and on coherence. “Common Core really increases the rigor because it’s focused on critical thinking and conceptual understanding,” Gammel said. Currently, the concepts learned in math are “helter skelter,” they don’t link from one grade to the next; Common Core aims to provide a better link so that students are truly building on the math concepts learned. It’s also a shift for teachers because they need to be experts in the grade levels above and below, Gammel said. “I’m excited by the fact that as we all transition to teaching this way, how much more advanced our students are going to get,” Gammel said. The Del Mar Union School District teachers have gotten a jump on Common Core instruction with their professional development program, Cognitively Guided Instruction, which is aligned with the new standards. Last year just Del Mar Hills and Ashley Falls teachers went through CGI; starting this year, five more district schools went through CGI training — Del Mar Heights opted not to participate. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is in the process of writing the new assessment test and it will be administered to students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 starting in 2014. The new assessment test will be Common Corealigned and very different from what kids see on STAR, no more multiple choice or true and false questions. Sixty percent of the test will be performance-based tasks and the majority will be performed on computers. Schaub showed some sample Common Core test

questions, comparing them to STAR questions. With STAR, one reading question asked, “In ‘Casey At the Bat’ Casey strikes out. Describe a time when you failed at something.” “The student may not have to understand or cite what they read to answer the question,” Schaub said of the STAR example. The Common Core sample question was “What makes Casey’s experiences at bat humorous?” “The new questions require them to understand the text and go back to it,” Schaub said. A sixth grade Common Core performance-based question asks students about planning a field trip, giving them a map of the distances to possible destinations, such as a museum, zoo or aquarium, results of a class vote and cost comparisons. The student must then argue for the best choice field trip based on the information and measuring against different criteria. Sample math questions ask students to explain how they arrive at an answer instead of just filling in a multiple-choice bubble. “The thing I love is that the student really gets to show their knowledge,” Gammel said. One Del Mar Hills parent wondered how the tests would be able to be graded subjectively, especially if it’s possible to get to the right answer several different ways. Gammel said there would be a rubric that the test graders use to award points. The test results are also expected to come back in two weeks time. She said it’s possible performance-based tests could be shorter than the traditional test with long series of multiple choice questions. The skepticism over the subjectivity of grading is one of the common arguments of naysayers of the Common Core, according to Schaub. Other arguments against Common Core are those who find the expectations too high and those who believe that the country does not have the teaching capacity. Learn more about Common Core by visiting the National PTA website at pta. org or the California Department of Education website at cde.ca.gov/re/cc/index. asp. View sample test questions released by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium at cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ sr/css05rtq.asp

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in town, people who bring a lot in terms of the richness to our community,” he said. “I’d like us to stop being so reactive to the heavy hand of the state and know that this will enhance the community and make it more vibrant.” In drafting the housing element for the 2013-2020 cycle, Del Mar had to propose some serious regulatory changes involving land use and zoning to show it can accommodate affordable housing development, and the notion that HCD will crack down with penalties and a possible legal suit if its housing element isn’t approved has loomed. The housing element addresses one of its major challenges — the sites inventory — by putting emphasis on rezoning in the north commercial zone, located south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. It also outlines the possibility of allowing residential development in city-owned zones. One of the major points of contention among the community was the proposal to zone the downtown (central commercial) zone to allow for zoning at a density of 20 units per acre. Regulations for condo conversions and seconddwelling units were outlined, and the Planning Commission recently added additional measures allowing for assistance for those who would be displaced because of conversions. Square footage and flexibility measure were also put in place for those looking to built second units and offer them at an affordable rate. City officials have been working on the housing element for years, but got the ball rolling in recent months with the presentation of an initial draft last fall and several subsequent public meetings and workshops. Local groups such as the Housing Element Advisory Committee, Housing Corporation and Del Mar Community Connections got to work on the issue, and their revisions, as well as concerns and suggestions from the community, resulted in a draft that had evolved extensively from its first-proposed form and, after much deliberation, achieved Planning Commission approval on Jan. 2. That draft sailed through council approval on Jan. 14, however, the council will be charged with discussion and possible adoption this spring. At that point, HCD would review the document for final certification.

Lomas Santa Fe trying to get on the 101 in the morning, they will be unhappy people and we are going to hear about it,” Campbell said, adding that the race falls on President’s Day weekend and many might have weekend plans. Another thing Campbell said should be revisited is the division of the proceeds from the event — $30,000 proposed to be split evenly between the three cities to benefit non-profit organizations. “The residents of Solana Beach are going to be the most impacted for sure,” Campbell said. “Once the race gets up to the Cardiff Kook, nobody will be impacted, and it won’t affect Camino Del Mar or Villa De La Valle. This money should be allocated based on impact to the residential community.” Council members also said they’d like to see city officials be the ones to choose those beneficiaries. The 2012 Austin race, set to take place again this April, listed seven official charities that raised close to a half a

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million dollars, according to race documents. Mayor Mike Nichols brought up the issue of potential damage to the city’s landscaping in public areas, and Ott said barrier fencing would be in place and insurance to city property required. Douglass said he has been meeting with officials and businesses from the three cities over the past eight months and nobody so far has been opposed. He also said a traffic control plan for all impacted neighborhoods is “almost ready to go.” Additionally, he said TurnKey is investing extensively in national advertising, such as ads in Runners World magazine. He also added that the event would bring many visitors to the city. More than 30 percent of participants of the Austin race, he said, were from out of town. “We’re doing a lot of advertising,” said Douglass “Everywhere we promote our race and say good things about our race, we’re also doing the same thing for all three cities.”

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Torrey Pines Rugby undefeated Epilepsy and frequent seizures can’t stop young rugby player heading into Cathedral match BY TIM PICKWELL The Torrey Pines Varsity Rugby team shook off a slow start Saturday morning, Jan. 12, and steamrolled to a 38-5 victory over the San Pasqual Eagles. The Torrey Pines victory sets up a San Diego Section, Gold Division, High School Rugby showdown with Cathedral Catholic on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at Cathedral. Both Torrey Pines and Cathedral are undefeated. The winner will have the inside track to host a Southern California High School semi-final match. Against San Pasqual, Torrey Pines Senior Michael Cahill continued to cement his reputation as a playmaker. The lanky Wing broke open a scoreless, tough match with a brilliant openfield tackle 10 minutes into the contest. University of California bound teammate Billy Maggs then picked up the ball from the stunned Eagle player, and stiff-armed his way to a quick score. Alec Mills converted the point after kick to make it, 7-0. Fifteen minutes later, after some mid-field struggles, Cahill grabbed the ball and kicked it way down field to put the Eagles in a hole. Rookie 6’ 4”, 235-lb. Torrey Pines player Pierre Pretorious then used his substantial bulk to rumble up the middle, to make it 14-0. At the 26-minute mark of the first half, Cahill grabbed another wild San Pasqual attack, and punted it back down to the Torrey Pines half. Pretorious snagged the ball and pitched it to Senior Miles Ahles who tossed it back to the hustling Cahill for the score. “Cahill doesn’t meet the eye test for a rugby player,” said Torrey Pines Head Coach, Matty Sandoval. “But he’s the toughest kid, pound for pound, I’ve coached or even seen in this sport. He’s absolutely fear-

Torrey Pines rugby player Jacob Neeley fights for yards during Saturday’s 38-5 victory over San Pasqual. Teammates Miles Ahles (center) and Jackson Backer (far right) come up in support. Photo/Susie Talman less defensively, and is a blur with ball in hand.” Maggs, who will play rugby at Cal, and who was recently selected for the USA National Juniors Seven’s Team, fought off three tackles and made the score, 26-0 at halftime. He had three tries in the match. The game was officially out-of-reach 5 minutes into the half when Senior Miles Ahles dug hard for another Torrey Pines score—the first in Ahles’ two month old rugby career. “We call Miles the ‘Honey Badger,’” said Sandoval, “because he just keeps digging.” Torrey Pines might have been forgiven for slacking off after they went up, 31-0. Instead, they proceeded to play some of their toughest Rugby of the season, as San Pasqual controlled the ball for over 5 minutes in front of the Torrey Pines try-line. The Eagles kept hammering ahead, or probing the wings for a weakness, but defenders Michael Cox, AJ Talman, Seth Hill and others put up a ferocious defense and turned them back. Rugby is not currently a CIF-sanctioned sport. But, with growing awareness, and the recent addition of rugby Sevens to the 2016 Olympics, supporters of the world’s most popular contact sport believe it is only a matter of time until rugby joins lacrosse as a new addition to high school sports programs. Both Torrey Pines and Cathedral Catholic compete in the Southern California Youth Rugby High School League. There are 15 teams in San Diego County (up from 11 last year), and 31 throughout southern California. Recognizing that some programs are more established, the schools have been divided into “Gold” and “Silver” Divisions. Torrey Pines competes with eight schools in the Gold Division south. Torrey Pines and Cathedral are both undefeated in the Gold Division, so this Saturday’s match has big playoff implications. “We’ve improved steadily from week to week,” said Sandoval, “and the team is really starting to gel. Cathedral will require a lot more than they’ve been asked to give so far this season. I have faith the boy’s will be up for the task. They like nothing more than the challenge of playing the private school up the street.”

BY TIM PICKWELL He plays only a few minutes a game, but Tristan Kasa may be the toughest player on the Torrey Pines Varsity Rugby Team. The 17-year old flanker was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 7 and now, despite heavy medication, averages “two-three seizures a week,” according to his father, Steve Kasa. Kasa attended Torrey Pines High School for two years, and even tried his hand at freshman football. He is now a junior at The Winston School in Del Mar. The young man’s love for the New Zealand All-Blacks led him to the Mustang’s Rugby Club, and he is now enjoying his second season of full-contact high school rugby. “The courage of this young man is an inspiration to the whole team,” says Torrey Pines Head Coach, Matty Sandoval. “These tough young ruggers have taken him under their wing and made him one of their own. It’s heartwarming.” A seizure minutes before a match two weekends ago kept Kasa out of that

Tristan Kasa (center, with cap) comes up to support teammate Miles Ahles (reaching for ball) during a recent Torrey Pines rugby match. Kasa is in his second season of rugby despite suffering from debilitating seizures. Photo/Susie Talman contest, but he has played in each of the team’s other victories, including the final minutes of last Saturday’s 38-5 win over San Pasqual. Kasa has an iron grip of a handshake, and speaks clearly and directly, not a trace of a problem. He says that he gets three types of seizures. “The first type is where I lose control of my left arm, but I can still see. The second is where I can’t see and lose track of time. The third is a Grand Mal seizure, where I lose consciousness and have to go to the hospital.” When the Kasas advised Tristan’s doctor that he would be playing rugby, the doctor looked thoughtful and said, “It’s a tough sport.” Indeed. For a very tough young man.

2013 Farmers Insurance Open to be held Jan. 21-27 Tickets to the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open are on sale at FarmersInsuranceOpen. com/Tickets and (858) 886-4653. The golf tournament will take place Jan. 21-27 at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Past champions include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and defending champion, Brandt Snedeker. This year, San Diego’s PGA tour stop and La Jolla Village Merchants Association have joined forces to introduce an evening concert series called “Haute La Jolla Nights.” The event will take place the week of the Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday, Jan. 24, through Saturday, Jan. 26, with shuttle service, live music, art, shopping and fine dining for patrons. Festivities will begin after golf play each day. “There is a world-class golf course and tournament at Torrey Pines, but it is important our fans from the San Diego area and from outside the area enjoy a full, rich, and well-rounded experience during their visit. The beauty and charm of the La Jolla Village combined with live music and fine dining will culminate a memorable day on the

course. Our fans can then drive home or to their accommodations after the traffic has thinned-out,” said Peter Ripa, executive director Farmers Insurance Open. In addition, on the weekend, all valet stands in the Village will be designated Public Valet Parking at the standard valet rates. All pay and display lots/garages will have signage indicating available tournament parking. Shuttles will be available at $5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with pick up at the La Jolla Information Center. Discounts are available for tournament fans at the Village throughout the day. Log on to LaJollabytheSea.comfor details on Haute La Jolla Nights schedule, parking maps, specials, and information during the week. Sheila Fortune, executive director of La Jolla Village Merchants Association, said, “We are very excited to welcome the patrons and players of the Farmers Insurance Open to the Village to experience our free nights of music, unique shopping, great dining and fun.” Stay up to date on the latest tournament action: Facebook.com/FarmersInsuranceOpen.

Sign up now for Miracle League Spring Season; Volunteers and Buddies also needed Sign up now for the Miracle League of San Diego’s spring season. The registration deadline for players and buddies is Jan. 31. The new season begins March 9, and games will be played at Engel Family Field at San Dieguito Park and Green Field at Coronado High School every Saturday until May 19, 2013. It is now even easier to sign up with the Miracle League of San Diego’s new redesigned website at miracleleagueofsandiego.org. Player registration for the season is $75, but scholarships are available for any player who needs assistance. Buddies and volunteers are also needed for the

new season. Every player is matched with a buddy for the entire season and each buddy is paired with the player based on his or her unique needs. Game day volunteers run the snack shack, grill, and umpire positions. “Volunteering at the Miracle League of San Diego is a fun way to earn community service hours in a rewarding environment. We are extremely proud of the bonds formed between our buddies and players,” says Dan Engel, co-president and co-founder of the Miracle League of San Diego. “Many of our buddies have been inspired to learn sign language or choose special edu-

cation as their college curriculum as a result of their involvement in our program.” The Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league at two locations in San Diego County: Engel Family Field, a Little Padres Park in San Dieguito Park, Del Mar and Green Field at Coronado High School in Coronado. Its mission is to ensure that every participant walks away saying they had a great day!


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Selected players: Christian Gomez, Billy Garton, Vardhin Manoj, Kelee Cornfield, Sebastien Des Pres and Eric Cuellar.

Pictured, left to right. Front row: Diego Gonzalez, Jorge Kuri, Luis Mario Islas, Danny Tavares, Diego Diaz, Jeffrey Hansen. Middle row: Elias Waisbord, Jose Rios, Carlos Garcia, Bryan Delgado, Andy Espinoza, Liam Koeneke, George Cole. Back row: Omar Becerril, Mallel Rios, Trey Campbell, Head Coach Jeff Illingworth. Not pictured: Marcos Calderon.

Manchester BU11 Academy wins Premier Cup Manchester Soccer Club’s BU11 Academy Elite are champions of the Chula Vista Premier Cup held Jan. 12-13. Competing as one of eight teams in Division 1, Manchester defeated Chula Vista Premier FC Elite 4-0 in the final. In pool play, Manchester defeated the Rebels 6-0, Pateadores SD 6-0 and Tiffinys Pachuca 4-1. On the other side of the draw, CV Premier bested Nado White 4-0, Carlsbad Wave FC Black 2-1 and SD United FC Black 2-1. Both Manchester and CV Premier competed this past fall in Presidio Soccer League’s AAA division, the top group for U11 boys. Manchester Academy, coached by Jeff Illingworth, were champions of AAA-North, with a record of 13 wins and one draw. CV Premier placed fifth in AAA-South.

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TIPS continued from page 13 or pressure; sudden dizziness; confusion; severe or persistent vomiting; flu symptoms that improve but then return with fever and a worse cough. •For children, seek emergency medical help if they are breathing fast or are having trouble breathing; have bluish skin color; aren’t drinking enough fluids, aren’t waking up or interacting; are so irritable they don’t want to be held; have a fever with a rash; aren’t able to eat; don’t shed tears when crying; have significantly fewer wet diapers than normal; flu symptoms improve but then return with fever and a worse cough. More information can be found at www.scripps. org.

VACCINE continued from page 13 aggressive this year, and he has been “vaccinating like crazy” at his office, located at 530 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. “People are becoming more accepting of the vaccine and asking for it more and more,” he said. “I actually ran out this year and

had to order more.” Kelly Austin, a naturopathic doctor who practices at the Solana Beach Wellness Center, located at 100 S. Cedros Ave., said she doesn’t administer the flu shot at her office, however, she recommends that anyone who is immune compromised receive the shot from their medical doctor — especially this year, she added, because the flu has been so severe. In addition, she recommends other measures in conjunction with the vaccine to boost the immune system, such as vitamin B12 injections and glutathione breathing treatments. “Glutathione is a strong antioxidant that breaks up mucus, and helps promote lung function,” she said. “It needs to be through nasal inhalation treatment or IV therapy to get its benefits.” She also recommended getting eight hours of sleep each night, not exercising too much and reducing sugar and refined carbohydrate intake. For sources and more information on Bilash’s flu shot presentation, visit www.drtimdelivers.com.

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PATRIOT continued from page 14 failed aircraft into the frigid Pacific. When Operation Enduring Freedom I (OIF I) kicked off in 2003, it was the most nerve-wracking time for Bonnie. “As a twostar General, Jim had the Wing — all the airplanes and aircrews and their families west of the Mississippi. Responsibility to educate people during wartime was very strong for me,” remembers Bonnie. Then based at Miramar, she praises San Diego as a loving, supportive community. “My daughter tells of when her dad came home after nine months, a large earthquake that was reported on the West Coast wasn’t really an earthquake. It was her mom taking off her pack.” During the epic battles for Fallujah and Ramadi in 2004-06, Bonnie retraces what happened. “We had a lot of losses and injuries on the ground side. Our severely wounded were coming back to Bethesda Naval Hospital and those who could rehabilitate were sent to Camp Lejeune or were alone in their Enlisted Bachelor

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Quarters (BEQs).” There was no centralized care or follow-up. Lieutenant Colonel Tim Maxwell was an Operations Officer in a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) battalion when a missile came into his tent. People were killed around him and he sustained a traumatic brain injury, along with other severe injuries. Bonnie and Jim were instrumental when a recovering LtCol. Maxwell and his wife, Shannon, sought help telling them, “We joined the Marine Corps — we’re part of a team. We work, train, and fight as a team, but we don’t rehabilitate as team.” Bonnie and General Amos started a series of events, gathering resources with the help of Major General Bob Dickerson, Commanding General, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. “We were able to create this ‘Wounded Warrior Barracks,’” Bonnie said. “Our wounded began to rehabilitate, train and do therapy together. Doctors and nurses came to them and people were there to manage appointments, medications and therapy.” It’s been life-changing

being part of this life-renewing concept, Bonnie said. General Conway, a previous Commandant, turned the “Wounded Warrior Barracks” into a ‘Wounded Warrior Regiment” that cares for their wounded. Bonnie’s a regular visitor at Bethesda and assures when rehabilitation is complete, they keep tabs on their Marines, even after they leave active duty. Bonnie didn’t stop there. While at Camp Pendleton, she and two other wives created the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a charity that helps all Marines, their family members, and service members attached to Marine Corps units in need. Bonnie’s been the driving force helping friends distribute books authored by military spouses that can educate, entertain and edify all ages. She recently created the first “First Lady of the Marine Corps (FLOTMC) Recommended Reading List” and is working hard getting the books and her list into Marine Corps Exchanges, libraries, and online. First Lady of the Marine Corps Bonnie Amos plants seeds of goodness in a vast military forest. She nurtures young seedlings and cares for broken and needy trees, her love growing them into stalwart giants. With her around, sunlight filters through the forest on even stormy days. Visit the First Lady of the Marine Corps’ recommended reading list: http://www.marineshop.net/browse.cfm/flotmc/2,1358.html Next Patriot Profiles – we’ll go with Bonnie to Afghanistan. It’s the first time a Service Chief’s wife has been allowed in the theater. She fought to go and brings home the good news stories we crave.

Free ‘Morning Walk with Chris’ sessions offered

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Animation holds a place in the heart of Craig ‘Spike’ Decker Craig “Spike” Decker is the owner and CEO of Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation, which is opening its “30th Anniversary Celebration” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla on Feb. 9. His Festival of Animation has premiered works by the directors of “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Monsters Inc.” The Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation has also premiered works by Mike Judge of “Beavis & Butthead,” Matt Stone and Trey Parker of “South Park,” and Bill Plympton, among others. Decker grew up in the Philippines, Morocco and the streets of Riverside and Berdoo (San Bernardino). Who or what inspires you? It would have to be John Lassetter, head of Disney Pixar Animation. Also Katie the Craig “Spike” Decker nurse, and Mooch, the W.W. II Marine I met who survived the Bataan Death March, as well! If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? Billie Holiday, Lenny Bruce, Alfred Hitchcock, Luca Brasi, Hunter S. Thompson, Janis Joplin, Tim Burton, ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic and John Lasseter. Oh wait; I already had dinner with the last three. What are your five favorite movies of all time? (And what are you reading?) My favorite films are “Bullitt,” “Spirit of St. Louis,” “Vertigo,” “Midnight in Paris” and “Chinatown.” I’m currently reading “Spike & Mike’s Outlaw Animation.” What is it that you most dislike? Pretention. A lot of people don’t realize the volume of talent that Mike and I have premiered at this very venue in La Jolla, as well as creating a genre of animation as an art form. We have premiered works by Tim Burton, John Lasseter (creator of “Toy Story”), Mike Judge, and Nick Park of “Wallace & Gromit,” etc. — all iconic, and in some cases, Oscar-winning artists. Hell, some businesses won’t even let us leave our flyers! What is your most-prized possession? It was my original Alfred Hitchcock “Vertigo” movie poster from 1958 with Saul Bass art, until it recently burned. What do you do for fun? Comic Con, Annecy Animation Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Esalen Institute … and we are very excited about the 30-year anniversary show we

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The Haifa project

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Architect devoted to creation of ‘spiritual space’ One Fariborz Sahba project considered one of world’s most visited buildings BY JOE TASH Through his lectures, writings and, most importantly, the architecture he has designed and shepherded through construction, Fariborz Sahba has focused his energies on creating “spiritual space.” “Mostly Fariborz Sahba that’s what I have done for the last 35 years, that’s been the focus of my work,” said Sahba, 65, an Iranian-born architect who now lives in La Jolla and works as a management consultant with a North County technology company. Sahba spent 25 years working on just two projects — a temple in India and a series of gardens, terraces and buildings surrounding a tem-

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Organization, or UNESCO. The two projects were commissioned by members of the Baha’i faith, of which Sahba is an adherent. And both were intended to convey central tenets of Baha’i beliefs. In the case of the Lotus Temple, a concrete structure composed of five concentric layers of nine lotus petals,

Sahba submitted his original design at the age of 26, and arrived in India to supervise construction two years later. The lotus “is a universal symbol of all the religions,” he said. “The main aim of the design was to demonstrate the main principal, the most important principal of the Baha’i faith, which is unity of mankind,” said Sahba. “Black, white, purple, pink, any color, we should be united.” The Baha’i faith is the youngest of the world’s independent religions. It was founded in the 1860s in Iran by Baha’u’llah, a Persian nobleman considered a prophet by Baha’is. San Diego County has an active Baha’i community. Sahba said Baha’is believe in the concept of one god for all people, and that all reliSee ARCHITECT, Page B22

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Carmel Valley native finding herself, and recognition, through music Kattail about to release album, video

BY ROB LEDONNE She has all of the hallmarks of a burgeoning music star: the interesting backstory, the drive, the talent, and even a unique one-word name. Now Kattail, a native of Carmel Valley who currently resides in San Francisco, is preparing herself to be North County’s next musical success story. “What really strikes a chord with me, even as a writer, is when you articulate your emotions through spoken words,” she explains from San Francisco’s Hunters Point district. “I love when I hear a really good song from another artist that sounds like I’m being expressed, and I want to do that for other people.” Expressing herself through music started at an early age, and Kattail points to her upbringing in North County as a constant source of inspiration. A 2009 graduate of The Winston School in Del Mar, she was enamored

by the beach and Pacific Ocean nature. “[This area] is safe and beautiful, and the whole area is a good mixture of city life and nature. In particular, the Torrey Pines Reserve is one place that inspired a lot of my music. Basically, it’s like my songwriting: very simple, sweet and positive, just like the whole general area is.” Kattail fell in love with music by happenstance. Her good friend was taking guitar lessons and couldn’t quite get the hang of a Bob Dylan song she was trying to learn. It was then Kattail was introduced to playing acoustic guitar, and to this day her tracks sound Dylan-esque. “Trying to learn Dylan escalated into me trying to write my own songs,” and while never having a formal music education, she taught herself the ins and outs of writing and performing. “One specific person who helped me along was (guitar teacher and musician) Matt Currey, who gave me a shot to play at the Artist’s Colony in Encinitas when I was in the 10th grade. Everything snowballed from

Kattail there.” Upon graduation, she decided to head up to Oregon to check out the independent music scene, moving in with her biological mother. “I was living in a very small town in Oregon and playing with a bunch of different folk musicians, and at the same time rekindling my relationship with her, which was great.” With a passion for performing firmly implanted, Kattail decided to forgo college and dive headfirst into trying to catch a big break, and says she’s especially grateful to her parents for the opportunity to do so. Kattail’s parents are Dr. Judy

Saalinger and Dr. Arthur Farkas (Kattail’s biological father), co-founders of Lasting Recovery in Carmel Valley, one of the premiere addiction treatment centers in the San Diego area (http://lastingrecovery.com). “They’re really supportive and happy for me, and I know I’m so blessed to have that because I’m well aware that other parents would want something more conventional for their children.” After making the rounds in Oregon, Kattail decided to broaden her horizons and move to San Francisco — a mecca since the 1960s for singer/songwriters with a passion and a message: “A main goal of mine is just to have my music be heard, and to have a lot of people respond to it and feel uplifted by its positive messages.” That seems to be already happening: after gaining representation, Kattail just finished recording her debut album set for release March 1. In addition, she recently trekked back to Oregon and shot a music video to promote her first single, dubbed “Cottage Grove,” which stars

Kattail alongside actress Signy Coleman, who is best known for her role on the daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” The video premieres Tuesday, Feb. 5. “Throughout the entire shoot, my (biological) mother was right there with me,” said Kattail. “She really got into it.” For now, she’s going to focus on promoting her album and, of course, performing, including “Cottage Grove,” a track that’s simple, sweet, and positive — just like North County. For more information beginning Jan. 18, visit http:// www.kattailmusic.com.

Whistleblower to tell corporate tale at local luncheon Jan. 24 The movie “The Informant,” starring Matt Damon, is based on the real-life story of Mark Whitacre, the 1990s whistleblower in the infamous Archer Daniels Midland price-fixing conspiracy. Whitacre, the FBI’s key informant in the case, has bipolar disorder and will discuss his life journey as a guest of the International Bipolar Foundation at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel. Whitacre, an Ivy League, Ph.D. and the highest-ranked executive of any Fortunate 500 company to become a whistleblower in U.S. history, currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer and President of Operations at Cypress Systems, Inc. Drawing from his unique history, he will provide a one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership. RSVP for lunch tickets, $65, by Jan. 15 to Ashley Jacobs (858) 764-2496 or areitzin@internationalbipolarfoundation. org Checks can be made payable to International Bipolar Foundation and mailed to 8895 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 105-360 San Diego, CA 92122. More at InternationalBipolarFoundation.org


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Seen any cetaceans lately? Let Birch Aquarium show you the way!

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY KATHY DAY If you’re tired of walking along the beach or sitting on the bluff waiting to see the whales on their southward migration, take a ride with the Birch Aquarium staff aboard Flagship Cruises. The nearly four-hour trip out of San Diego Bay likely will give you a fairly close encounter with the gray whales which are making their way back to the lagoons of Baja California for their breeding season. And while a sighting is not guaranteed, rest assured you’ll learn a lot about the bay and its environs, as well as the marine mammals that call the Eastern North Pacific their home. On a trip on Jan. 8 — just two weeks into the whale watching season — those aboard the 100-footlong Marietta caught views of two whales, each announced by its customary “blow” followed by a quick trip to the surface to get some air. Naturalists and docents from the Birch Aquarium aboard help spot the mammals and share details, enhancing the experience and making it more than just a

If you go What: Whale Watching with Birch Aquarium When: 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. or 1:30-5 p.m. daily Where: 990 N. Harbor Drive (right beside the Midway) Parking: Midway lot ($10) or the lot on Harbor Drive and Broadway ($10$12) Cruise prices: Members $30, public $35 weekdays, $40 weekends; ages 4-12 with paid adult, $17.50 weekdays, $20 weekends Tickets: Flagship Cruises & Events (619) 234-4111. boat ride. One of the volunteers who goes on the trips about twice a week noted that the first spotting was likely a female because she was moving at such a leisurely pace – unlike the second, which surfaced more actively and showed its fluke several times. Visitors from around the world were aboard, some of whom failed to heed a crew recommendation to take Dramamine if they were at all inclined to seasickness. Some bundled

flagshipsd.com Coupon: $5 off at aquarium.ucsd.edu Bring: binoculars, warm clothing, camera up appropriately for what started out as a cool morning, but turned into a spectacular San Diego winter day — sunny, clear and warming as noon approached. Others, including one in a tank top, didn’t seem to mind the morning chill. Swells were running at about 3 feet with a fairly calm breeze, making for a relatively smooth trip, although crewmembers said the prior day had been much rougher. While the goal of the

trip is to spot the whales, there’s a strong likelihood that you’ll see more than one species of dolphin, sea lions and seals, and a wide assortment of sea birds. The trip also affords everyone views of North Island and the Navy’s submarine base on Point Loma, along with Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s research facility. And there’s no better vantage point for a look at the Point Loma lighthouse or the San Diego skyline. Trips run twice daily through April 14, weather permitting. This is the 13th season Birch and Flagship have teamed up for the trips. The whale watching trips and expedition are a small piece of the Birch Aquarium’s efforts aimed at “educating and inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards,” as Executive Director Nigella Hillgarth writes in the winter newsletter. From student field trips to lectures, tidepooling outings and the Sea Days programs, the aquarium staff hosts a range of events throughout the year. Learn more about all of them at aquarium.ucsd. edu.

Birch Aquarium docents, from left Gaynell Schenck, Mary Ann Rogers and Wes Holland show off a model of a gray whale as the cruise heads out of San Diego Bay. PHOTOS BY KATHY DAY

Birch docent Don Ward tells onlookers about how a whale uses its baleen system to filter the krill and other nutrients out of the mud for food The baleen is composed of keratiin — the same material in human hair and fingernails.

TED Fellow Joshua Roman Cello Recital Sunday, January 20, 7:30 p.m. Dubbed a "Classical Rock Star" by the press, cellist Joshua Roman has earned a national reputation for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level. For his ongoing creative initiatives on behalf of classical music, Roman was named a 2011 TED Fellow, joining a select group of Next Generation innovators with the potential to positively affect the world. $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers For tickets, call (858) 454–5872 or visit www.ljathenaeum.org/chamberconcerts

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Whale Watching Adventures Now through April 14 9:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. & 1:30–5 p.m. Download a coupon at aquarium.ucsd.edu – Save up to $30! Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Join aquarium naturalists for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from their Alaska feeding grounds to Baja California. Don’t forget your camera! Cost: $37 weekdays, $42 weekends Youth: $18.50 weekdays, $21 weekends More info: 858-534-4109 or aquarium.ucsd.edu

Perspectives: The Making of Behold, America! A Conversation with three Museum Directors Thursday, January 17 > 7 PM Learn about the ambitious collaborative project and exhibition, Behold, America! This program falls on a Free Third Thursday; tour the exhibition for free from 5-7 PM. This lecture is free for Members and UCSD Students, $5 for all other students, and $10 for general admission. www.mcasd.org 700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037

DNA New Work Series

The Joffrey Ballet

New play development – it’s in our DNA

Ashley C. Wheater, artistic director

New Musical Reading CHASING THE SONG By the creators of Memphis

Thursday, January 29, 2013 at 8 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall Tickets: $77, $52, $42, $22

New Play Workshop THE TALL GIRLS By Meg Miroshnik New Comedy Workshop BRAHMAN/I By Aditi Brennan Kapil

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The Brigantine ■ 3263 Camino del Mar, Del Mar ■ (858) 481-1166 ■ brigantine.com ■ The Vibe: Business casual, relaxed, lively ■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Signature Dish: Classic Fish Tacos, Grilled Swordfish Tacos, Brig Clam Chowder, Grilled Marinated Swordfish

■ Take Out: No

■ Open Since: 1977 (Del Mar location)

■ Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Monday

■ Reservations: Yes

■ Hours: 11:30 a.m. to close daily

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The Brigantine is known for its Classic Fish Taco, a corn tortilla stuffed with breaded pollock and various fillings.

One of the Del Mar ‘favorites’ is the Wok-Charred Ahi with a mild wasabi-shoyu sauce.

The Signature Grilled Marinated Swordfish is served with a pat of avocado lime butter.

Seafood lovers weigh anchor at The Brigantine in Del Mar BY KELLEY CARLSON ere fathoms from the sandy beaches of Del Mar are the wooden decks of The Brigantine. The nautical-themed restaurant, on the corner of Camino del Mar and Via de la Valle, provides picturesque views of the nearby racetrack and the ocean. Guests often flock to the patio rail or as close to the deck’s large windows as possible, drinking in the panorama over a sunset-colored Brig Mai Tai or the sweet and smooth Millionaire Margarita made with Don Julio Añejo tequila. While those areas are popular, the familyfriendly lounge can be lively, as well. Kids often sit and work on puzzles while waiting for fare such as pasta or fried shrimp, while the grownups gaze at the big-screen TVs to see the latest game scores, slurping up fresh oysters on the half shell and sipping white wine. A fireplace in one corner creates a cozy atmosphere; the music is mellow. Patrons who seek a quieter, more intimate experience may sit in the formal dining room.

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■ This week’s recipe: The Brigantine’s Grilled Swordfish Tacos Colorful paintings and lanterns decorate the walls; a skylight and large, glass-paneled doors allow for a natural glow during the day. During warmer weather, guests are seated on the grassy garden patio, which doubles as a site for weddings and other special events. A three-tiered rock fireplace, stained-

Views from the enclosed deck include the racetrack.

glass sculpture, small waterfall and strings of lights add to its ambience. The establishment is especially bustling during the Del Mar racing season. It’s a favorite hangout at lunchtime, before first post, and also during the actual races. As the horses get close to the finish, Brigantine customers can hear the roar of the racetrack crowd build, and those in the restaurant who have placed bets yell and plead for their picks to win. “It’s really fun,” General Manager Tyler Martin said of the experience. Not only does The Brigantine draw racing fans, it also attracts seafood lovers. But it serves more than just fish; it offers American cuisine that is “all over the place,” including steaks, chicken and pasta, Martin noted. For starters, guests have options such as the Not So Basic Chip Basket, a plate of fiery-red chili tortillas chips surrounding a cup of creamy jalepeño white sauce. The mild spiciness is subtle, yet enhanced with each successive bite. And a soup that may

The bar and lounge is popular among people of all ages.

hit the spot on a chilly SoCal day is the Brig Clam Chowder, prepared New England-style and chock-full of clams and potatoes. The Brigantine is best known for its fish tacos, which constantly bring people back, Martin said. Its Classic Fish Taco is a corn tortilla amply stuffed with breaded pollock, salsa fresca, cheddar, cabbage and Ranch dressing; the leaner alternative, Grilled Swordfish Tacos, contains fish blackened in Cajun spices with the same fillings. Another highly requested dish is the tender and flaky Signature Grilled Marinated Swordfish with a pat of avocado lime butter. Some portions of the menu are specific to The Brigantine’s Del Mar location, which is one of six in San Diego County. Among the site “favorites” are the Wok-Charred Ahi, which is partially covered with a mild wasabi-shoyu sauce and rests on a bed of jasmine rice with stir-fried vegetables; and the Spiced Scallops with pumpkin and sweet-potato ravioli, wild mushrooms, fresh peas and sun-dried tomato butter.

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     Take a regiment of soldiers, a spunky gun-totin’ orphan girl, a handsome peasant and an aria with nine high Cs and you’ve got the hilarious and bubbly comedy, The Daughter of the Regiment by Donizetti.

 

   sdopera.com 619-533-7000 Tickets start at $45 English translations displayed above the stage. All performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Free lecture for ticket holders, one hour prior to each performance, sponsored by U-T San Diego.

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Celebrity dog ‘Gentleman Norman’ shows Cedros Avenue what women really want at Feb. 2 event Celebrity dog, Gentleman Norman, who has taught San Diego’s finest “How to Be a Man� with his book on grooming, wardrobe and manners, brings Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach some insight on what women really want from their loved ones. On Feb. 2 from 1-3 p.m., Gentleman Norman, a well-dressed Pomeranian who has been featured on Good Morning America, will make an appearance at the jewelry and home decor boutique Circa on Cedros. He will provide a book signing (pawtograph) and meet and greet, while Circa on Cedros showcases its newest collection of locally designed jewelry. Gentleman Norman, a well-mannered dog, will show men the key to staying out of the doghouse and kicking off the month of love in style. Attendees will be given the opportunity to preview spring pieces and take home gift bags from various shops along Cedros Avenue, including Circa on Cedros, Cedros Soles, Solana Wellness Center, and Muttropolis. Gift bags will be provided for the first 50 guests to attend, and light bites and drinks will also be provided. Proceeds from the book sales will go to Alzheimer’s Association San Diego and their Imperial Chapter. Circa on Cedros is located at 143 S. Cedros Ave. Ste H, Solana Beach, 92075. For more information, call 858-764-0566; www.besocialpr.com.

Coastal Cities Jazz Band to present tribute to ‘Big Band Drummers’ Jan. 20 The Coastal Cities Jazz Band, along with guest Bernie Dresel, will present a tribute to “Big Band Drummers� on Jan. 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Community Church. The concert will feature music that became popular when performed by famous drummers such as: Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Gene Krupa and Ed Shaughnessy to name a few. Cost is $15; $12 for seniors and students. For advance tickets, contact Gary Adcock at 858-775-1113.

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation to present Aces for Health Golf Tournament The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation (SDCMSF) recently announced that it will hold its first Aces for Health Golf Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m.7 p.m. at the Del Mar Country Club. The tournament, which is currently accepting player registration and offering various levels of sponsorship opportunities, will raise funds for SDCMSF’s Project Access San Diego (PASD). Since 2008, PASD continues to provide specialty medical services to San Diego County’s medically uninsured residents; people who would otherwise have no access to health care. The Aces for Health Golf Tournament schedule: • 11:30 am - Registration & Luncheon; • 12:30 p.m. - Shotgun Start Time; Shamble Format; • 5 - 7 p.m. - Awards Reception following the tournament. Each golf tournament package includes green fees, a golf cart, a gift bag, entry in the tournament putting contest, lunch and awards reception. Cost is $250. To register, visit http://www.sdcmsf.org/golf

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk to be held Feb. 10 Helen Woodward Animal Center has always loved it’s “Old Dogs,� but this year’s 4th Annual Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk will pay special attention to its “Young Pups� too! Center staffers have noticed a heartwarming increase in the number of junior animal-lovers dedicating their time, their creativity and even their allowances to orphan animals. With this in mind, the annual 5K race along Highway 101 in Solana Beach, sponsored by Roadrunner Sports and BMW, will dedicate new activities contests and a variety of fun events to the kid-crowd. The family-focused run/walk, which supports the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center, takes place Feb. 10, between 7 a.m. and noon. Junior athletes are invited out to race for fun, race competitively or just take part in all the kid-tastic festivities. The event will include awards in new kid-ranked categories; a Best Group Kid-Costume Contest, with a winning pizza party prize-package including Helen Woodward Animal critters as special guests; as well as free puppy-dog face painting, makeand-take crafts, relay races, food and kid-friendly entertainment. Meanwhile, the Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk will offer all the fun-filled, heart-friendly activities from past years including two courses (one for runners and one for walkers); a Valentine-themed doggy costume contest; Doga Yoga; Doggy Agility Courses; and food and canine-loving vendors in the Wagging Wellness Village. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and then the race kicks off at 8 a.m. For more information or to register visit www.puppyloverun.kintera.org or call 858-756-4117 x. 379.

Expert to speak on ‘Brilliant Winter Skies in San Diego’s Backcountry’ at Jan. 20 event An expert will discuss “Brilliant Winter Skies in San Diego’s Backcountry� on Jan. 20 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Santa Ysabel General Store and Backcountry Interpretive Center, 30275 Highway 78 Santa Ysabel, CA 92070. Bill Carter, an amateur astronomer and astro-photographer living in the Julian area, will discuss and explain the types of objects you can observe in the dark winter skies (nebulas, clusters, galaxies and supernova remnants) in the mountains around San Diego. He will illustrate each type of object with deep-sky photographs taken in the backcountry by local amateur astronomers. Carter will also discuss particular bright and interesting objects you can observe in January with binoculars, a small telescope or naked-eye (including deep-sky objects, planets and the Moon). Finally, he will show how you can use a compass, a planisphere (sky map) and star-hopping to find these objects so you can enjoy some of the “darkest� skies in San Diego County. For more information, contact Interpretive Ranger, Leana Bulay at (858)674-2275 x 14/ Leana@sdrp.org. For more information, including trail maps and activities, visit www.sdrp. org.

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European art curator to speak at Del Mar event Jan. 28 Guest speaker John Marciari, Ph.D., curator of European art and head of Provenance Research, will speak in Del Mar on Monday, Jan. 28, about the first catalogue of “The Italian and Spanish Paintings in San Diego Museum of Art.” The catalogue, scheduled for publication in early 2014, will allow future generations to understand the San Diego Museum of Art’s collection as it was built from 1926 to 2013. The lecture meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th & Maiden Lane (across from Maiden Lane). Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members and first-time guests. $5 for others. For more information, call 760-706-6436.

High school film students asked to create anti-suicide messages for $1,000 prize Student filmmakers in California are invited to “Direct Change” by submitting videos for a statewide contest to prevent suicide and change minds about mental illness. The initiative is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes. Students are challenged to develop a 60-second public service announcement about suicide prevention or eliminating mental illness stigma during the 2012/13 school year. The winning team will attend an award ceremony in Sacramento in June to pick up a $1,000 cash prize, and free suicide prevention program for their school. To enter, read eligibility requirements and submit the Intent-to-Direct form available for download at www.DirectingChange.org prior to submitting a PSA. The deadline for final PSA’s is midnight March 1. Questions? E-mailjana@directingchange.org

Shire announces third annual scholarship program for individuals with ADHD Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, recently announced that it has launched its 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention- Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. Since the start of the program in 2011, Shire has announced 75 national scholarship award recipients and 10 employee award recipients. To see a full list of scholarship recipients, visit www.ShireADHDscholarship.com. The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and offers a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services. The ADHD coaching services are provided by the Edge Foundation and are intended to assist the scholarship recipient with the transition to higher education. Fifty one-time scholarships will be awarded in June 2013. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2013. For information on eligibility requirements, the scholarship application process and more, visit www.ShireADHDscholarship.com.

Jewish Family Service to hold bullying prevention workshop On Feb. 10, Jewish Family Service will hold a two-hour bullying prevention workshop, PLAYITSAFE, for children ages 5-11 (or grades K-6) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Encinitas Community Center at 1104 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. This workshop teaches children to be aware of their surroundings, project confidence, set boundaries, and trust their intuition. Children will be empowered with the knowledge and self-defense skills to keep them safe in any situation. PLAYITSAFE is a fun, interactive, age-appropriate workshop that teaches children to respond appropriately to the unique challenges they might face, including: bullies, teasing, meanness, stranger awareness, and abduction defense. PLAYITSAFE has taught more than 30,000 children since 2003 and has been featured on Dr. Phil and The Doctors. Rabbi Josh Burrows, associate Rabbi at Temple Solel, and Rabbi Gabi Arad Burrows, director of Programming and Community Engagement for Waters of Eden, will present a brief lesson on the Jewish ethics and values regarding bullying. The cost of the workshop is $10 per child, accompanying adults are free. Registration is eligible to North Coastal residents of Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, and Oceanside. Spots are limited. RSVP by February 6, 2013 at www.jfssd.org/bullying. For more information, contact Jenny Camhi at (760) 402-1481 or jennyc@jfssd.org.

E-Waste Recycling Day benefit to be held at The Village Church Preschool The Village Church Preschool will hold a E-Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the school parking lot, located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. One-hundred percent of proceeds will benefit The Village Church Preschool. Items accepted include: Televisions, computer monitors, phones/cell phones, pagers, computers, radios/scanners, microwave ovens, cameras/camcorders, fax machines, stereos, VCR’s, remote controls, CD players copiers, answering machines. The event is sponsored by Cali Resources. For more information, call 619-661-5741. Items can also be dropped off at the school the week before the event.

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SB jewelry designer learns the ropes of big retail while making a name for herself in entertainment industry BY CLAIRE HARLIN At only 27 years old, Solana Beach resident Jackie Nicole Brown has already achieved and overcome more than many do in their lifetime. In 2009, she launched a large-scale, nation-wide jewelry company in which she managed big

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liked myself.� Making jewelry to wear turned into making jewelry to sell, and Brown also started having jewelry parties. Having several close friends with roles on major TV sets in L.A. worked in Brown’s favor when they let her sell her jewelry on set. Next thing she knew, she was making jewelry for youth stars such as singer-actress Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, the star of “Wizards of Waverly Place.� Gomez was such a fan of the jewelry that she mentioned Brown’s work in an InTouch Magazine article. “There was a time when Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were fighting and friends kept telling me they were seeing my jewelry on covers of magazines,� Brown said. At one point in her former business, Brown took the path of launching subsidiary lines with celebrity spokespeople, but she realized that wasn’t the right direction for her company, because the designs were selling anyway. Brown’s signature item — one she said was her idea more than five years ago — has now become a popular trend. Her “arm candy� concept was inspired by her sister, Candace, who loved to

“Arm candyâ€? (left) and semi-precious stones are staples of local resident Jackie Brown’s jewelry line, JNB. The actress, pictured at left and right, is also gaining traction in the entertainment industry. COURTESY PHOTOS month, is only icing on the cake. “Right now I am regrouping, reestablishing and catering to clients from the previous business,â€? Brown said, adding that she has learned many lessons along the way, such as giving a lot of attention to her bigger clients, such as the multi billion-dollar “7 For All Mankind.â€? For example, the company reached out to Brown in May for leads on a handbag designer, and Brown took the initiative to work with a fellow designer friend on her own handbag prototypes. “They are very particular. When they like something, they like it, and when they like a designer, they stick with that designer,â€? said Brown. “If they want handbags, I’m going to make handbags ‌ It’s all

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Jessie Chang trio performs Jan 25, 26 at churches in San Diego, Solana Beach A chamber music trio led by pianist Jessie Chang will perform Jan. 25 at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego and Jan. 26 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach. Chang will be joined by Martha Aarons on flute and Lev Polyakin on violin for the Pianist Jessie Chang 7:30 p.m. concerts. “Jessie & Friends” are currently on tour in Mexico. Chang, who grew up in Taiwan, has played with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Jakarta Sinfonia Orchestra, among others. She has received top honors in more than 30 piano competitions of national and international stature, including four gold medals at the U.S. Open Music Competition. Chang is the wife of San Diego Symphony conductor Jahja Ling. Aarons has played flute for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, San Diego Symphony, the World Orchestra for Peace and others. She has served as artist and faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival for 19 years and taught at such institutions as Duke University, University of North Carolina and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Polyakin, who was born in Uzbekistan, has soloed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, the Royal Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra and has recorded with Melodia, BBC, National Public Radio and Decca. The violinist was named co-concert master of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra when he was just 21. Tickets for both concerts will be available at the door at $15 for adults and $10 for people 65 and older and students with school ID. Children younger than 15 will be admitted free. Grace is located at 3967 Park Blvd., San Diego, and Calvary at 424 Via de la Valle, just north of the county Fairgrounds. For more information, phone Grace Lutheran at 619 299-2890 or Calvary at 858 755-2855, or e-mail Linda Kewin at lkewin@roadrunner.com The Jan. 26 event will kick off Calvary’s third season of concerts. The series lineup is still being finalized.

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Acclaimed opera singer seeks to share inspiration, music Laurie Rubin to share new album, memoir at Jan. 18 event BY ROB LEDONNE When Laurie Rubin was growing up in Los Angeles, she knew she was different from the other kids. Raised with a love for music she started taking piano and voice lessons at a very young age, but after seeing a production of “The Phantom of the Opera” she told her instructor at the time she wanted to “sing like them.” What separated her from her peers, however, was that Rubin is blind. “I garnered this interest in opera because my grandparents used to listen to it almost exclusively,” she explained on an early Friday morning from her home in Honolulu, Hawaii. “I first started singing contemporary songs, but then it just snowballed into opera.” The term “snowballed” could be considered an understatement, since Rubin has now built her entire life on the bedrock of opera

If you go When: Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Tickets: $12. Purchase online at www.EncinitaCA.gov/Concerts, in person at City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024, or by calling: (760) 633-2740. and the arts, and is impressing people the world over with her inspiring story and stunning voice, and leading major critics, including the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed, to describe her as “a young mezzo-soprano whose voice is darkly complex and mysteriously soulful and who adds intense emphasis to every word of text.” In addition, she’s performed at the top venues in the world, including London’s Wigmore Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center and the White House. However, first starting out wasn’t easy as people

weren’t as open. “Once I was in junior high, I felt isolated because of my blindness. All of the kids were a little afraid of me, but I eventually ended up making friends.” Those friends came from a variety of afterschool activities and extracurricular clubs where she met other singers like her who first and foremost “bonded over music.” Those initial clubs introduced her into the world of show business, and she’s never looked back since. After a stint living in New York, Laurie and her partner Jenny moved to Honolulu with a wild dream. “New York was great, but the thing is that when you’re there, there’s a zillion other people doing what you want to do. We loved it and were having success (in the industry), but what we really wanted to do was give back.” From there, the duo moved to Hawaii where they were inspired to start up a performing arts school and festival, based on her partner Jenny’s high school experiences.

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18, has been monumentally rewarding for all involved. “We’re in our fourth season of programing and are now gearing up for the musical ‘Footloose.’ Just seeing it created is one of the most unbelievable things ever.” The school and festival they run, dubbed Ohana

“When she was a senior, she attended a performing arts camp for kids from all over the world which she cherished. When we went to Hawaii, we realized there should be a similar program like that there.” So far she says the school, which invites kids between the ages of 8 and

Arts, has been a resounding success among many others in Rubin’s life. She published a memoir about her life experiences this past November called “Do You Dream In Color?” which is also the name of her latest album. As if that all weren’t enough, she’s about to embark on a multi-city tour around the world in support of both projects. “People can expect a concert where I get to turn the auditorium into my living room. It’s me sharing music and stories about my life,” she says of the show which happens to have a stop in Encintas this Friday, Jan. 18, among others in Beverly Hills, Idaho, Wyoming, and Switzerland. The whole point, she says, is to inspire others through her own story. “I have this great life and have everything I never thought I’d have in middle school, whether it be romance or a successful career. The idea is that if you can get through it, you can become a better person for it.” For more information, visit www.Laurie-Rubin.com

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Local students play annual Cure for Cancer Cup

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he Canyon Crest Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School soccer programs hosted the second annual Cure for Cancer Cup on Jan. 11 at Cathedral Catholic High School stadium. The event raised more than $800 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The BCRF supports research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer. Both school soccer programs recognize the value in giving back to society. Canyon Crest Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School continue to emphasize their goal as coaches and educators is to not only produce successful students for the academic environment, but to also provide opportunities to become contributing citizens of society. Photos/Jon Clark

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Join us for our OPEN HOUSE JANUARY 27TH 10AM - 1PM

Notre Dame Academy Union Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond • Pre-School, Ages 3-5 • Kindergarten-8th grade • Challenging academic curriculum preparing students for higher learning, including Cathedral Catholic High School • Credentialed faculty • State of the art science lab and integrated technology program • Emphasis on foreign language with French and Spanish taught from Pre-School – 8th grade • Music, art and physical education offered at all grade levels • The Academy is run by the Sisters of the Union-Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond, continuing 360 years of teaching experience • Accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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During the Open House, prospective parents are invited to attend a general school overview. The Petites program will be presented by the Preschool Director and the K-8 program will be presented by the Assistant Principal. Petites: 10:15-10:35 a.m. (Pre-Kindergarten Room) K-8: 10:45-11:15 a.m. (Computer Lab) Preschool State License #376700222

CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL-12855 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129 Small classes, dedicated Christian teachers, and comprehensive humanities, math and science programs blend to deliver an exceptional experience where children aged 4 to 7th grade love to learn. 858.484.3488 | cambridgeclassical.org

THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL-7607 La Jolla Boulevard – La Jolla CA 92037 Students at The Bishop’s School have an intellectual liveliness and relish the life of the mind. An inquisitive faculty ignites their passion for learning and helps them to develop untold talents and strengths. 858-875-0826 www.bishops.com

HORIZON PREP Horizon Prep is Christ-centered and classically based, serving 520 students Preschool – 8th grade (expanding Secondary by launching 9th & 10th grade in 2013, adding a grade per year through 12th grade). Accredited by WASC and ACSI, Horizon Prep is in the Top 3% National Standardized Test Scores (IOWA).

NOTRE DAME ACADEMY - 4345 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA 92130 Union Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond. Pre School ages 3-5 and Kindergarten-8Th grade. Join us for our OPEN HOUSE January 27th 10a.m-1p.m. 858-509-2300 or Visit us at www.ndasd.org

THE NATIVITY SCHOOL- 6309 El Apajo Road • Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Superior curriculum and small class sizes for grades K-8 Open House: January 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 858-756-6763 • www.thenativityschool.org


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The Nativity School in RSF to hold Open House Jan. 27 On Sunday, Jan. 27, The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe will host its annual open house for K-8 families from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet the school’s leader and principal Margaret Heveron, the friendly and inviting teachers, and explore the beautiful campus and classrooms. Small class sizes, stimulating curriculum enhanced by specialists, and a dedicated Catholic community, are three of the features that The Nativity School provides to each family. The Nativity School is dedicated to providing a challenging educational environment, as well as developing the moral judgment and decision-making skills nurtured in the school’s Catholic values. The school’s philosophy of education, based on the Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner, is the foundation that cultivates the intellect of each student. This philosophy promotes the sound spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth of its students. To learn more about The Nativity School, please come to the Open House event on Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please call 858-756-6763 to RSVP or to obtain more information. The Nativity School is located at 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067; 858-756-6763; www. thenativityschool.org.

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5K9 Walk Run at fairgrounds

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he 5K9 Walk Run national 10-race series kicked off at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Jan. 13, promoting healthy and fit living for people and pets and supporting local animal welfare organizations through the Petco Foundation. The event featured a 5K and 1-mile walk run and a free healthy living expo for humans and pets. Visit www.5k9walkrun.com.

Sammy Hagar and his wife Kari (far left) prepare to “Raise Some Cabo” for The Bishop’s School with the 2013 Auction Co-Chairs (from left to right) Janna and Marco Monroy and Tina and David Thomas.

Sammy Hagar to rock out at The Bishop’s School’s annual benefit auction April 20 Sammy Hagar will perform on Saturday, April 20, at the “Baja Knights” 2013 Auction on The Bishop’s School campus in La Jolla. For almost 40 years, Hagar, 65, has been one of rock music’s most prolific artists. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose to his multi-platinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, the “Red Rocker” has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems — “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love?” Hagar won a Grammy Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Van Halen and is currently on his fourth platinum run with the group Chickenfoot. “Baja Knights” will raise money for the school’s need-based student financial aid and faculty professional growth programs. This year’s “casually cool” event is co-chaired by Bishop’s parents Janna and Marco Monroy and Tina and David Thomas. “Baja Knights” will also feature a premium wine auction, dinner for 500, and both live and silent auctions for items that offer unique experiences. For more information or to discuss a sponsorship or donation, contact the school’s advancement office at (858) 875-0804. Note: “Baja Knights” kicks-off with a Wine Tastings Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the home of Dawn and Sam Maywood. Admission is $100 or a donation of one or more bottles of premium wine (Must have a Wine Spectator, Parker or Wine Advocate rating of 95+ points and a minimum $100 value.)

Fine Jewelry Auction Appraisals February 2013 San Diego A Bonhams jewelry specialist will be visiting San Diego in February to offer complimentary auction estimates with a view to selling at upcoming auctions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Inquiries & appointments: +1 323 436 5434 jewelry.us@bonhams.com A belle époque diamond solitaire ring Sold for $458,500

Upcoming regional events Look to the Heavens The ‘Great Balls of Fire! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors’ exhibition makes a West Coast debut at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, Saturday, Jan. 19. The show will run through April 28 to reveal answers about these mysterious space rocks through handson activities, computer-based interactives, meteorite specimens, scale models and an immersive audio-visual experience called “Asteroid Encounter.” Also opening, “Cosmic Collisions,” narrated by actor Robert Redford, in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday; Gallery admission + 1 Dome theater show: $15.75-$12.75. (619) 238-1233. rhfleet.org Can You Kazoo? The exhibit, “The Kazoo: More than just an annoying party favor,” showcases its African and African-American roots, plots its place in Americana, reveals its role in the early jazz age, catalogs its classical repertoire, and peeks at its popular music successes, now through Jan. 30 at Geisel Library at UC San Diego. A collection of kazoos is display along with the physics behind how the kazoo works. At noon on Monday, Jan. 28 (National Kazoo Day) all library visitors will get a free kazoo! (858) 822-5758. Free Concert The Vanstrum, Bak, White Trio will perform works by Faure, Beethoven and Brahms, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Admission is free. (858) 552-1657. Author Presentation Historian Joanne Ferraro will discuss her new book, ‘Venice: History of the Floating City,’ 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. She will explore the Asian, European and North African exchange networks that made Venice the vibrant cultural center of the Mediterranean. Admission is free. (858) 552-1657. Chinese Tea Times Qigong Master Kenneth Cohen will present, ‘The Taste of Enlightenment: The Cultural and Healing Benefits of Chinese Tea,’ 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, extension center, 328 J Street. Cohen will discuss the early legends and history of tea, including the relationship of tea to Taoism, Buddhism, and Chinese Medicine. After the presentation, guests will sample single-estate teas. Admission: $4. RSVP: (619) 3389888. info@sdchm.org Gem Fair More than 70 importers, exporters and manufacturers will show and sell fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals and more at the annual Gem Faire, Jan. 18-20, at Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Bing Crosby Hall. Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7. Free parking refund. (503) 252-8300. www.gemfaire. com Del Mar Antique Show The Del Mar Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Jan. 18-20. For more information, visit www.BillsCYA.com. The show hours are: Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The admission of $8 is good for the entire run of the show, with free return privileges. Visit www.calendarshows.com or call 800-943-7501.

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Jazz Band Concert The Coastal Cities Jazz Band, along with guest Bernie Dresel, will present a tribute to “Big Band Drummers” on Jan. 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Community Church. Cost is $15; $12 for seniors and students. For advance tickets, contact Gary Adcock at 858-775-1113.


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Kick flu and colds to the curb with these fabulous foods The Kitchen Shrink

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beverage, is slightly sour and refreshing, and packed with antioxidants and billions of colony-forming units. Drink it straight up or blend with fresh berries and a drizzle of agave syrup. For savory palates, load up on probiotics like a sour dill pickle and a heap of fermented cabbage, aka sauerkraut. Fresh refrigerated sauerkraut trumps jarred or canned with a bigger bang of probiotics. For an Asian riff on sauerkraut, try spicy Kimchi, a Korean staple of fermented cabbage, one of the highest probiotic sources around, also packed with Vitamins A, stress-balancing B and antioxidant C. If you have a yen for Japanese cuisine, miso soup, made from fermented soybean paste, balances digestion while adding a dose of immune-boosting lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria. Or do Tempeh, an ancient Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans and shaped in a densely packed patty, much like tofu. A gustatory sponge, tempeh absorbs flavors making it ideal in stews, curries and sauces. To wash it all down nice-

Flu-Busting Bruschetta Ingredients 1 seedy or plain baguette 6 garlic cloves, minced Zest from one lemon 1/3-cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter, melted Sea salt and black pepper Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut baguette in 1/4-inch rounds and place flat on sheet. In a bowl whisk butter, oil, garlic, salt, pepper. ly, Kombucha tea (although enjoyed for centuries) has been lauded as a new favorite refresher to boost energy, provide a sense of wellbeing, and jack up the immune system. A culture of yeast and bacteria is blended with the sweetened tea to provide a fermented cup of fizzy full-bodied flavor. Vitamin Warfare Crank up your consumption of foods packed with vitamins C, D and E. Or-

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Liberally brush on both sides of bread, and bake until golden. Top with lemon zest. anges, pineapple, kiwi and especially mellow yellow lemons, are loaded with the mighty C warrior. For less acidic choices do broccoli, bell peppers and cabbage. Leafy greens give a shot of Vitamin D to ward off invading viruses and bacteria, while sunflower seeds and almonds pack a load of immune and energy boosting Vitamin E. Pomegranates and blueberries are dual-purpose weapons, protecting cells

from oxidation, while boosting precious immune system. Mushroom Militia Traditional Chinese healers recognized the healthful properties of mushrooms for thousands of years. Considered “immuno-modulators,” mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that can amazingly dial-up a weak immune system compromised in its ability to fight infections, or widdle down an over-active one. Shiitake, Maitake and Reishi are immune-boosting fungal rock stars, so add them generously to soups, stews, risottos, omelets, marinara sauces, toss them grilled with baby greens, or smother them between flaky layers of puff pastry for a divine ‘shroom strudel. Garlic Gladiators To ward off viruses, bacteria, inflammation, scratchy throats, colds and creatures of the night like mosquitoes and the occasional vampire, eat a smashed clove of raw garlic with your buttered toast about once a week on one of your stay-at-home days. Raw garlic is loaded with

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LEGAL NOTICES Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-001038 Fictitious Business Name(s): Mass Capital Located at: 950 Santa Helena Park Ct., Solana Beach, CA, 92075, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Pura Vida Properties, LLC, 950 Santa Helena Park Ct., Solana Beach, CA 92075, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/10/2013. Randall O’Connell. DM845. Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2 0 1 2 032977 Fi c t i t i o u s Business Name(s): Write To Pass Located at: 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd. #785, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd. #785, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 12/19/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Harjit K. Garewal, 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd. #785, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/20/2012. Harjit K. Garewal. DM844. Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2013 CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, the 28th day of January 2013, at 6:00 p.m., (or as soon thereafter as practicable) in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California, the City Council will conduct public hearing(s) on the following: A Request for approval of a Tentative Parcel Map (TPM-1201) and Coastal Development Permit (CDP-12-09) to create a condominium form of ownership for two residential units for a property in the R2 zone. Those desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to this item, will be given an opportunity to do so during such hearing or by writing to the City Council at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Attention: City Clerk. On any correspondence, please reference the hearing title and date. Under California Government Code 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in Court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. CONNIE SMITH, Deputy City Clerk, January 14, 2013 DM843. 1/17/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-033658 Fictitious Business Name(s): Global Marketing and Subcontracting Services Located at: 4620 Los Alamos Way #A, Oceanside, CA, 92057, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mithu Maswood, 4620 Los Alamos Way #A, Oceanside, CA 92057. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on


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Fe Downs, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was 01/03/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Andrew Cyrus Aussie, 3417 Caminito Santa Fe Downs, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/24/2012. Andrew Cyrus Aussie. DM841. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso Al Demandado): CARL RODRIGUEZ, MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ, and Does 1-25. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo esta demandando el demandante): JEFF MILBUR CASE NUMBER: (Numero del Caso): 37-2012-00103857-CL-PA-CTL NOTICE! You have been sued. The

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county: Carmel Valley News. Date: Dec. 20, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV433. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00088618-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 Hall of Justice PETITION OF: Ja-Kon Jackey Ku and Hyun-Chu Oh, on behalf of minor, Bon Young Ku, for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Ja-Kon Jackey Ku and Hyun-Chu Oh, on behalf of minor, Bon Young Ku, ďŹ led a petition

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The temple sits in the center of nine pools, and was designed to be cooled by drafts of air coming across the pools, up through the bottom of the structure, with warmer air exiting from vents at the top. Inside, a skylight and other openings allow natural light to enter. Sahba spent 10 years on the design and construction management, overseeing a workforce of as many as 800 local laborers. Among visitors to the site during construction was musician Ravi Shankar (a longtime Encinitas resident who died in December at age 92.) Shankar composed 10 pieces of music for the templeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening ceremonies, said Sahba. Sahba is â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the few architects of his time who had the opportunity, the capability and the passion to do great works,â&#x20AC;? said Mitra Kanaani, a professor at San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NewSchool of Architecture and Design. Kanaani, who is also an Iranian native and member of the Bahaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;I faith, said Sahba follows in the footsteps of ancient master builders who designed, engineered and constructed their projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically, what he has

created, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re artifacts, they are meant to remain, to sustain themselves for the heritage of this time, hopefully for centuries,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Lotus Temple, through its symbolism, evokes feelings of serenity and peace, and also harmony with nature, Kanaani said. While Sahba continues to lecture in the U.S. and abroad, he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t currently working on any projects as an architect. He said he was recently offered a large commercial project in China, but would be more interested in a cultural, educational or spiritual building. Sahba lives in La Jolla with his wife, Marjan Davoudi, a psychologist, and has three children and five grandchildren from a previous marriage. When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not working as a management consultant, creating buildings or lecturing, he enjoys writing childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories. For two decades, he published a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magazine, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Varqa,â&#x20AC;? which was translated into nine languages. Underlying all his endeavors is a desire â&#x20AC;&#x201D; inspired by his faith â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to help others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bahaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i faith encourages you to serve people, to be of service to mankind,â&#x20AC;? Sahba said.

DESIGNER continued from page B8 trademarked.â&#x20AC;? Brown is more than just a name behind a popular jewelry line, but she herself is a brand in the making. She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forgotten about her acting career, and she has been taken on by some of the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top managers over the past year. The Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which represents stars from Oprah Winfrey to Miley Cyrus to Steve Wonder, approached her last year and told her the hurdles she has overcome in her jewelry business make her just that much more valuable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At first I met with five agents, and I was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Woah, this is too big for me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Brown, who end-

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ed up signing a contract with CAA. Her attorney also introduced her to Arthur Spivak, known for managing actor Paul Reiser and singer Michelle Branch. Brown took on Spivak as her manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been looking for a girl like you for five years, someone I can turn into a brand, like the Olsens,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Brown, adding that Spivak is working on the developmental side of her image, with the ultimate goal of licensing her name. CAA is focusing on developing her television presence. Brown has done a lot of short films and used to play roles at the San Diego Old Globe Theater, but hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able put her attention into acting since launching her jewelry companies.

She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forgotten about her passion, however, and she is also getting back behind the camera through her new YouTube channel, in which she will feature tutorials and tips with her costar, local fitness guru Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential blog. Whereas most actresses make it big and then launch retail brands, Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brand is helping grow her presence in the entertainment industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I am taking the back door approach,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. Locally, you can find Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jewelry at Cedros Soles and Pink Lagoon in Solana Beach, as well as Ooh La La in Del Mar. For more information, or to order jewelry online, visit www.jnbjewels.com.

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are doing in February through the end of March. What is your motto or philosophy of life? Find something in this life that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mainstream culture. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get up early. Also, I like this famous quote from Hyman Roth talking to Michael Corleone in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godfather IIâ&#x20AC;?: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.â&#x20AC;? What would be your dream vacation? A month in France.

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