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Residential Customer Del Mar CA, 92014 ECRWSS

Volume XVII, Issue 3

Jan. 24, 2013 Published Weekly

Peacecake breakfast at Del Mar Hills

■ Local man’s idea comes to life with reality TV show. See page 11



Above left: Del Mar Hills girls enjoy a Peacecake breakfast served by the Del Mar Hills Dad’s Club on Jan. 22. Above right, Cash Weaver. See page 17 .

■ Battlefields and Boardrooms a mix of military, entrepreneurs. See page 14

■ Solana Beach woman is dedicated to giving bonobos a voice. Page B1

Horsepark part of Coast to Crest Trail is now open BY KAREN BILLING The Del Mar Horsepark portion of the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail opened on Jan. 12, completing a two-and-ahalf-mile stretch of trail that begins at Jimmy Durante Boulevard. The new halfmile of trail is just one part of the planned 55-mile Coast to Crest trail from Del Mar to Julian and is open to walkers, bikers and equestrians. “We’ve been working on it for a while and we were finally able to make the connection between the lagoon trail and this portion,” said Dante Lee, a San Dieguito River Park ranger. “It’s a fantastic view of the river and when the tide See HORSEPARK, Page 6

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Del Mar, Solana Beach to get rail improvements, train access to fairgrounds BY CLAIRE HARLIN Local transportation agencies held their first public meeting on Jan. 22 regarding a $100 million project that will add about a mile of new rail track through Del Mar and Solana Beach, replace the wooden trestle bridge over the San Dieguito River east of Dog Beach, and add a special events platform there that will allow direct train service to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for special events. The meeting, held at Del Mar Hills Academy, was part of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirement to do

an initial public scoping before preliminary design and environmental review, a process for which the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) have secured nearly $10 million from local TransNet taxes and Federal Railroad Administration funds designated for rail improvements. SANDAG Chairman Jack Dale said the project will benefit the community by increasing access to the fairgrounds while taking traffic off the streets, but it will be a long process, with See TRAIN, Page 20

Grand Del Mar, City of San Diego reach agreement Deal intended to settle dispute over land use/development violations BY JOE TASH An agreement between the City of San Diego and the Grand Del Mar Resort in Carmel Valley is intended to settle violations of city land use and development rules by the resort dating back a decade. The agreement was finalized on Jan. 8, four days after the city filed a lawsuit seeking to force the resort to comply with city regulations for a

number of unauthorized developments on the resort property, including expansion of the resort’s golf course, equestrian trails, an equestrian stable, parking lots, a nightclub and a concrete pad for landing helicopters. According to the city’s lawsuit, all of the improvements were done without obtaining city permits. City inspectors also determined that some of the resort’s grading and construction

activity “impacted wetlands, steep hillsides, open space areas, mitigation areas, property containing potential historic resources and removed sensitive biological resources.” The $300 million resort at 5300 Grand Del Mar Way is owned by developer Doug Manchester, who also owns the U-T San Diego and North See AGREEMENT, Page 6

Whole Foods opening Feb. 27 concludes Flower Hill overhaul

Flower Hill owner Jeffrey Essakow. Photo/Claire Harlin

BY CLAIRE HARLIN Feb. 27 is the magic date for the Flower Hill Promenade. After more than a year of construction, the mall serving the Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach areas is winding down the biggest project the property has seen since its initial construction nearly 40 years ago — and the overhaul will

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culminate with the opening of upscale grocer Whole Foods, the mall’s “anchor,” said owner Jeffrey Essakow. Whole Foods joins seven new restaurants and six new retailers at the mall, as well as a children’s play center, a medical center, new landscaping, a 400-space parking structure, revamped courtyards See OVERHAUL, Page 15



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CV Planning Board approves revised plans for Pacific Highlands Ranch Village Center BY KAREN BILLING Developers Coast Income Properties is anxious to get moving on the Pacific Highlands Ranch Village Center after its revised plans were unanimously approved by the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board at a special meeting on Feb. 17. “The number one thing I hear from residents is they want a village center tomorrow or yesterday, they want it done,” said Manjeet Ranu, the PHR representative on the planning board. “This project is more pedestrian-oriented, they’ve responded to the comments of the community, it’s beautiful and better than what was approved… Let’s get this project moving forward.” Ranu made the motion to recommend approval of the project and encourage the city to issue permits “as expeditiously as possible.” “We want the community of PHR to have this center,” Chair Frisco White said. “The village center is a catalyst for PHR to become a community able to support themselves.” Tom Blake, founder and president of Coast Income, said they are very excited about the project and pleased with how the design has turned out. Once going through the city approval process, which they plan to begin right away, it is the hope they would begin construction in December 2013, with tenants opening their doors by the first or second quarter of 2015. Changes in the PHR Village plan from the 2010-approved project include the elimination of the movie theater, a specialty market and drug store instead of a full-ser-

vice grocery store and an enhanced open space area. In response to community and planning board concerns about six-story residential buildings, the developers have lowered the heights to five stories. The site will feature 155,000 square feet of retail with a mix of shops and restaurants that create “energy and excitement,” a unique plaza gathering space, wide sidewalks and 325 residential units. There will also be a large green area that will have community gardens, a bocce ball court, a playground, a meandering trail with passive seating spaces, a terraced lawn with seating walls and a private dog park for residents. A temporary public dog park is being considered for the area of the site reserved for a future city library. The city has yet to purchase the land. Village Center Loop Road, which currently dead-ends, will in the future loop out to Carmel Valley Road in line with Zinnia Hills Place. The biggest issue of contention was the grocery store element, which Ranu said the board went into a bit of “analysis paralysis” debating full size versus specialty market. Board member Victor Manoushakian said the smaller store would not support the community at large and could create “a havoc on the roads” by sending PHR residents to Carmel Valley. “People have to eat and that’s the most important thing,” said board member Hollie Kahn. “Our grocery stores (in Carmel Valley) have been impacted for 17 years and specialty stores don’t cut it.”

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Carmel Park Drive could see increased speed limit BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board is considering the city’s option to change the posted speed limit on Carmel Park Drive, between Worsch Drive and Del Mar Trails Road. California Vehicle Code requires surveys of public streets every seven years which concluded that the posted limit be increased from 25 mph to 30 mph. If the limit is raised to 30 mph, the city will be able to implement speed radar and traffic calming measures. The planning board can opt to support the limit remaining at 25 mph or being increased to 30 mph. Planning board member Chris Moore was concerned about raising the speed limit so close to a school (Carmel Del Mar) where children will be crossing the street. He also wanted to ensure that there is adequate dialogue with the school to find out what its preferences are. The board decided to delay its decision on the speed limit until they get feedback from the school.

Drawings released of RSF home invasion suspects The men in the sketches at right are wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery in Rancho Santa Fe last month. It happened Dec. 20 in the 5000 block of El Mirlo. The men entered the home and Suspect #2 held the housekeeper at gunpoint during the robbery. The housekeeper was not hurt. The men were driving a blue Hyundai Elantra at the time of the robbery that was later recovered by deputies. If you recognize these men, you can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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High school district promotes Rick Schmitt to Deputy Superintendent Rick Schmitt, San Dieguito Union High School District’s associate superintendent of educational services, was recently promoted to the newly created position of Deputy Superintendent. Schmitt will continue as head of educational services but in addition will act as the district’s superintendent when needed. SDUHSD Superintendent Ken Noah said he expects to spend more time on oversight and implementation of facility capital improvements since the passage of Proposition AA in November, and will rely on Schmitt to be acting superintendent as necessary. Schmitt’s annual salary of $162,265 will increase to $180,000. The reclassification begins Feb. 1 and continues through June 30, 2016 under the terms of the contract.

Ross Dress For Less closes in Solana Beach BY CLAIRE HARLIN Ross Dress For Less, the discount retail store located in the Lomas Santa Fe Plaza shopping center in Solana Beach, closed its doors permanently after Sunday shoppers left on Jan. 20. The store’s lease for the space at 961 Lomas Santa Fe expired and the retailer opted to vacate, said Monica Jones, a spokesperson for shopping center operator American Assets Trust, Inc. She said the real estate company looks forward to announcing a new retail tenant soon, with an anticipated late fall opening.

(Above) Julien Barthelemy, Nick Ravazzolo, Noah Sutton-Smolin, Alec Valdez; (Right) Miles Loef, Brian Akin, Bryce Pickwell. Present but not pictured: Chase Pickwell and Paul Zimmer

Suspect arrested in Del Mar public works truck burglary

BY BRIAN AKIN, SOPHOMORE, THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL On Jan. 6, a group of boys from the San Diego first chapter of Teen Volunteers in Action participated in the CBI Hunger Project by serving dinner to more than 360 patrons at St. Vincent de Paul Village, the largest rehabilitation program for the homeless in San Diego. The Village provides 887 transitional housing beds nightly for homeless families, women, men, teens and veterans. Child care, family literacy and parenting classes are available, and a range of clinical services are offered, including assessments, addiction treatment, and mental health services such as individual, group and children’s therapy. The CBI Hunger Project is an organization that serves meals to approximately 700 people each week. In the past, over 900,000 nutritious meals have been provided to a wide variety of people in need. Serving the north coastal communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, Encinitas and Carlsbad, TVIA is a non-profit organization of young men dedicated to giving back to the community. For more information on TVIA, see

• Total loss from Jan. 10 incident totaled at $83K BY CLAIRE HARLIN A suspect was arrested in Escondido on Jan. 16 in conjunction with the recent burglary of two city-marked trucks and thousands of dollars in equipment from a City of Del Mar public works yard, Encinitas Sheriff detective Mike Casey said. Casey said the incident took place between the evening of Jan. 9 and 5:55 a.m. on Jan. 10, when city employees arrived to find the front gate of the public works yard, located at 2240 Jimmy Durante. He said the lock had been broken off, and the loss totaled about $83,000. Escondido Police, who have not returned phone calls, are handling the investigation, Casey said. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Local residents bring holiday spirit to troops in Afghanistan

(Above) Gary Bobileff, Maggie Bobileff, Richard Rovsek, Larry ( Santa) Boswell, Major David Johnson and Carmen Iosue. Courtesy photos military escorts met them. No luxury accommodations awaited the visitors; they slept in barracks, dined in the base mess hall and used the communal shower facilities. “It was real, true, honest to God military life, no frills, no luxury,” said Gary Bobileff. During their stay, the group visited the mess halls of the three bases at various times, allowing service men and women to pose for photos with Santa, and handing out gifts, some of which were donated and some provided by the group themselves. The gifts included electronics such as I-pads, certificates for free sets of times and discounts on autos for use by the service members or their families, and hand-written notes from members of Congress, governors and even the two former Presidents Bush. In spite of the warmth they felt from bringing good cheer to the troops, the visitors found Afghanistan itself less than charming. The weather was cold, and the surroundings outside the bases were dirty, run-down and polluted.

Rovsek noted that Kabul was once a beautiful city full of trees and parks, but five decades of war have left it decimated and barren. “It’s a cruel place,” said Rovsek, with a population that is barely literate, and a landscape littered with wrecked and abandoned military equipment and piles of garbage. In the midst of winter, the mountain peaks surrounding the city were capped with snow, and flurries fell on the day the group left. Rovsek said he would happily return in spite of the bleak conditions. “I would go back tomorrow if it would help brighten the lives of the men and women in the armed forces,” he said. Maggie Bobileff said she also would return, and next time, she would like to bring personal messages from family members of Camp Pendleton troops. “That is what I would like to do, they would be very happy about that,” she said.

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BY JOE TASH When three local residents traveled overseas together in December, it wasn’t a typical holiday excursion. Richard Rovsek and Gary and Maggie Bobileff spent more than a week in Afghanistan, visiting with troops and handing out gifts. They even brought Santa Claus with them, decked out in a special camouflage suit with white fur trim. “We (went) there to bring the magic and spirit of Christmas to the troops,” said Rovsek, who arranged the trip through his nonprofit organization, the Spirit of Liberty Foundation. “It’s a piece of Americana you’re bringing to them,” said Gary Bobileff. “If you see all these soldiers, they really go through tough times,” said Maggie Bobileff. “When they see Santa, it really breaks your heart.” The trio were joined by two other friends, Carmen Iosue of Chicago and Larry Boswell of South Carolina, also known as Santa Claus. Gary Bobileff owns a Ferrari and Lamborghini sales, service and restoration dealership in San Diego, and Maggie Bobileff owns two Encinitas clothing stores. Rovsek is retired from running his own marketing and public relations firm. While this was the first time Rovsek’s foundation arranged a trip to Afghanistan, Bobileff and Rovsek went to Iraq two years ago. The foundation has sponsored holiday events at military hospitals and bases in the U.S., along with a variety of other programs for troops and their families. Due to ongoing hostilities in Afghanistan, this trip had more of an edge to it. Whenever the group ventured outside the gates of a U.S. military base, the visitors had to wear military helmets and bullet-proof vests and travel in armored vehicles. In all, they visited three different bases in the vicinity of Kabul, the Afghan capital. Several days before they arrived, Gary Bobileff said, one of their military drivers was fired upon by snipers. “We were in a war zone,” said Rovsek. “I was more scared when we planned the trip,” said Maggie Bobileff. “When we were there, we felt very secure.” The group flew first to Dubai, then on to Kabul, where


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Employees (and their families) of Takeda California recently planted trees in the Del Dios Gorge.

Takeda California volunteers plant 1,000 trees in the Del Dios Gorge BY KAREN BILLING La Jolla-based business Takeda California had over 140 volunteers plant 1,000 trees in the Del Dios Gorge on Jan. 21. The Great Del Dios Planting Day was a joint effort by the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the San Dieguito River Park, replenishing an area once inhabited by nonnative eucalyptus. Takeda California is a company that generates potential new medicines for treating cancer, inflammatory diseases and metabolic diseases. “Each and every day we try our best to make an impact or make life better for the patients, to treat their disease,” said Mathias Schmidt, vice president of biological science at Takeda. “This exercise is very similar to our daily work, digging hard to make an impact that we’ll maybe see, at the earliest, 10 years…It’s so inspiring to me. In all honesty not all the trees we plant today will survive just like some of our ideas for drugs. Only the strong ones come through and those are the ones that really make an impact.” The tree planting is the second part of the Del Dios Gorge Restoration Project. According to David O’Connor, conservation manager with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, the project is funded through the California Natural Resources Agency’s River Parkways program and seeks to enhance the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail and restore the San Dieguito River in the gorge below Lake Hodges Dam. Because of the difficult terrain, eucalyptus trees have been removed using helicopters and other large vehicles over the last few years. O’Connor said that while people may like the look of them, the eucalyptus trees are not native and create an “empty forest” – the trees can’t be used for food or shelter by native animals, its oils suppress the growth of other plants and the trees are incredibly fire-prone. “They literally explode when they catch


fire,” O’Connor said. Their removal improves fire safety through the gorge, a primary traffic and evacuation route. Holes were drilled in the rocky terrain in advance to make it possible for 1,000 trees to be put into the earth in one morning. Many Takeda employees brought along family members and there were lots of children who woke up early to work — even on their day off of school. “She was up and ready to come,” said Deepika Balakrishna of her daughter Niharika. “It’s a great day to get the kids out and get closer to nature.” Younger children also had an opportunity to go on a guided hike. The volunteers worked in teams; each planting a different type of plant to mimic the natural environment and restore what was there before. Teams planted willow, cottonwood, sycamore and coast live oak trees, as well as shrubs such as lemonade berry and California blackberry. These riparian plants are loved by insects, mammals and birds allowing the habitat to live, thrive and be sustainable, O’Connor said. “It’s amazing for them to have the experience of being out here and really being a part of it,” said Leana Bulay, river park interpretive ranger. “It helps give them a better appreciation for the park and the environment as a whole,” It was Takeda’s hope that the event will inspire other companies to see value in decreasing their environmental footprint and take action. “I’m really proud of Takeda’s strong emphasis on corporate responsibility, the effort to serve our community in many different ways,” Schmidt said. To learn more about the San Dieguito River Park, visit To learn more about the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, visit



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was invasive plant management and in completing the trail they also did an invasive eucalyptus tree removal. Lee said they want more riparian plants in the area like mule fat, willows and oaks — volunteers helped to remove invasive species, do replanting work as well as help build the trail. “The river park relies heavily on volunteers, they call themselves the Dust Devils and they really help out the rangers,” said Lee. “There’s only seven rangers, a very small staff, so to do all this work we really rely on

these volunteers.” At the end of the Horsepark portion of the trail is a sign that reads that the Coast to Crest trail stops at that point and, for now, the river park’s work in the area is complete. River park personnel are awaiting the process to widen El Camino Real because when that expansion goes through they will lobby to have an undercrossing under the new El Camino Real bridge to continue the Coast to Crest to the trial alongside the polo field. “That’s our best goal,” Lee said. The Lagoon Trail portion of the Coast to Crest Trail also has a self-guided interpretive walk that begins at the entry monument on Jimmy Durante. Trail users can scan QR codes on placed interactive signs with their smart phones to listen or read content about the area. The app also contains park information, plant and animal identification tools and trail maps. Funding for the program was provided by grants from SDG&E and REI. Visit


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County Times newspapers. The 249-room resort opened in October 2007, and has earned prestigious five-star ratings for its hotel, spa and signature restaurant. Under the agreement, which was signed by Deputy City Attorney Danna W. Nicholas, Manchester and two other resort representatives, the resort will begin processing applications for permits for all of its unauthorized developments, which will include presentations before the Carmel Valley and Del Mar Mesa community planning groups. The resort also has agreed not to use the helipad, horse trails, equestrian center and horse corrals until the proper permits are obtained. In addition, the resort will pay the city investigative costs of $12,456 and civil penalties of $75,000. The agreement states that additional civil penalties of $600,000 will be “stayed pending successful and timely compliance with the terms and conditions of this stipulation.” If the resort fails to comply with any of the terms of the agreement, the document states, the resort will pay penalties of $2,500 per day that violations occur. Another provision of the agreement requires the resort to complete 150

hours of community volunteer work for a charity or nonprofit. Members of the local planning groups, which advise the San Diego City Council on land-use issues, praised the settlement, but questioned why the resort was allowed to break the city’s development rules for so long. “We are upset. We feel the rules aren’t being applied fairly to everyone in that some people feel maybe they don’t have to go through the normal process everyone else does. We are relieved to see the city is addressing this in a serious way, and looking forward to taking part in process and getting the violations rectified,” said Gary Levitt, chairman of the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Group. Anne Harvey, a member of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Group, who also sat on the Del Mar Mesa board in the past, said the original owners of the resort promised to build the golf course in a way that protected sensitive habitat areas and maintained wildlife corridors. Those promises convinced the community groups to support the proposed resort when it went before city voters, Harvey said. But after voters ap-

continued from page 1 comes in you can see a lot of birds and ducks. This is one of the most interesting views of the river that you get on this side.” The delay in getting the trail linkage was mostly permitting issues and having to coordinate with various agencies. Once all of that work was done, the river park was able to get to work over the last six months building the trail, installing fences and regulatory signs. The project was funded by a State Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant and was able to be completed thanks to cooperation by the 22nd District Agricultural Association and Del Mar Horsepark, which allowed the trail to be placed alongside the property despite the impacts to its operations. The trail begins just past the Horsepark entrance on El Camino Real and traverses past the San Dieguito Lagoon restoration project on the Salt Marsh Bird Trail and Lagoon

The Horsepark Trail, a new half-mile stretch of the Coast to Crest Trail from Jimmy Durante, opened on Jan. 12. PHOTO/KAREN BILLING

Trail and over the Boardwalk Trail to Jimmy Durante. Mile markers are installed at every half-mile and there are benches and picnic tables along the new route, placed by local Boy Scouts. There are three bridges on the new portion of the trail, built using reclaimed wood from other parts of the river park that were burned during the Witch Creek fire. The bridges were salvaged and kept until they could be used in another area of the park. Lee said another one of their challenges in the area

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Blake said people’s shopping habits are changing and people increasingly shop for groceries at places like Costco or Target, with side trips to specialty stores. Due to those changes, he’s concerned about a large market like Vons or Ralphs as the anchor store 10 to 15 years in the future; he wants to ensure he’s creating a viable center. Despite several board members’ opinions, an informal survey done by PHR resident Karen Dubey reflected that of the 70 people surveyed, 83 percent said they wanted a specialty grocery store. One resident in attendance said she was excited about the specialty market because in her mind the large grocery stores are interchangeable—this one would offer something unique. “To belabor the grocery store point is detrimental to the future of the project,” Ranu said. “We have an opportunity to get this beautiful village center done…The idea that traffic from Pacific Highlands Ranch will overwhelm Carmel Valley is unfounded.” Blake said the specialty market will be “more than just a Trader Joe’s” and can

be a full-service type store. He mentioned, as an example, The Fresh Market, an East Coast concept that has started to come west with one store in Roseville outside Sacramento and leases signed in Santa Barbara, Palo Alto and Laguna Hills. Blake said he has had discussions with one such market that expressed interest in the site and if the store came to the center, his company would have the to option to boost the market up to 25,000 square feet and make the drug store a little smaller. The board also placed conditions on the project’s gathering plaza, an area planned to have tables, lounging furniture and water features. The board had some safety concerns about the plaza being located in the center of a one-way loop road that accesses the parking garage. Dubey expressed worries that because of the zero curbs of the plaza, children might not know they were stepping into a road. Blake said there will be a raised edge with a wall surrounding the plaza so it will be marked where the plaza ends and the road begins. Dubey said she also felt the five-story building heights, although lowered from six, was still too high for the community.

proved the resort, she said, the golf course was expanded into sensitive habitat areas. “Then they made liars out of us,” she said. The city and the resort reached a settlement on the original golf course land-use violations which included a $250,000 payment to go toward improvement of trails in Carmel Valley and Del Mar Mesa, Harvey said. But the settlement was never finalized, and later the resort property changed hands several times before it was purchased by Manchester. Perry Dealy, a resort consultant who also worked for the resort when it was constructed, said the Grand Del Mar has already submitted plans for bringing the entire property into compliance with city codes, and the application is under review by the city. “We’ve just entered into the agreement, we’re looking forward not backwards. We’ve all agreed to a timeline and to go through a public process to get these approvals.” Dealy said. While the process will involve planning group presentations, he was not sure if the application will go before the San Diego City Council or Planning Commission. The resort has committed to obtain permits for all

future developments, although he said there are no current plans for resort expansion beyond obtaining approvals for the work already completed. Among the allegations in the city’s lawsuit are that the resort conducted unauthorized grading, did plumbing and electrical work without proper permits, constructed a nightclub that operated without required police/vice permits or alcohol permit, and built the helipad in violation of state, city and Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Responding to criticism that the resort did not follow development rules, Dealy said, “I don’t think anything was done intentionally or out of context of the original intent of building a world-class resort.” Very few resorts achieve 15 stars for their facilities, he said. “There’s only a couple in the United States that have that designation. And it draws people from all over the world. It’s great for the community and great for the region to have a development of that character. “We’re motivated like the community is to get all of this resolved amicably going forward and to work with the city in a positive spirit of cooperation,” he said.

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Two local high school students to host forum Jan. 30 to raise awareness about missing children

Cathedral Catholic High student James Morris and Bishop’s School student Mason Church hope to raise awareness about missing children and how to keep kids safe. As part of a senior project, the high school seniors are organizing a community forum, working with the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s to bring child abuse experts to the panel presentation. The Keep Kids Safe Town Hall Forum is on Wed, Jan. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cathedral Catholic High School. Topics included Internet safety, child trafficking, exploitation, abduction prevention and tips on how to talk to your children. Ernie Allen, president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will also address the participants. The panel members are participating in the San Diego for the 27th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The forum is open to the parents, and students. The event is sponsored by the Cathedral Catholic Wellness Program and the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s.

Carmel Del Mar father-daughter dance looking for previous CDM grads and dads BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Del Mar School Dad’s Club is welcoming alumni and their fathers to its 10th annual father-daughter dance, to be held on March 10 at the Del Mar Marriott. Darryl Gordon, now in his sixth year of planning the dance, wanted to do something cool to commemorate the 10th year of the event and thought bringing the whole community of CDM past and present together would be make the event extra special. “We’re on a mission to find all of our graduates and their dads,” Gordon said. Gordon said every year he fields requests to make the dance longer and while they can’t because it’s a school night, this year the event will start earlier at 4:45 p.m. with a pool-side reception. The reception will feature appetizers and a special, nonalcoholic pink “signature drink” for the young ladies called “The Dragon” after their school mascot. The girls and dads will then head into the ballroom for dancing and music provided DJ Rob, fun activities and prizes. “My biggest wish is that all eight schools in the district would do the dance,” said Gordon, noting Del Mar Hills and Torrey Hills hold dances. “It’s such an amazing bonding event and it creates memories for a lifetime.” Registration is online at For more information, contact Darryl Gordon at — Karen Billing

The Optimist Club Del Mar – Solana Beach to sponsor essay contest for students The Del Mar – Solana Beach Optimist Club is asking area students to contemplate the phrase “How Can I Help My Friends Realize their Value?” as part of the Annual Optimist International Essay Contest for 2013. David Eller, club president, said, “Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future. This contest provides a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity, and to pursue possible scholarships at the same time. As Optimists it is our goal to encourage students, and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them.” The Optimist Club will judge the essays based on the theme, and determine the top winners. The winning essay will be sent to the Optimist District level, and each District sends top entries to the International level. College scholarships are available to top winners at the District level. Club level cash awards: $150 (1ST); $100 (2ND); $75 (3RD.) District level: $2,500 Collage Scholarship District winners are entered into the International level judging, and one first-place winner will be awarded an engraved plaque and recognition in The Optimist Magazine.

Del Mar Foundation to present special ‘Bluegrass & Beyond’ concert Jan. 27 The Del Mar Foundation’s Cultural Arts Committee presents The Claire Lynch Band in a special “bluegrass & beyond” performance at the Del Mar Powerhouse on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.). The Foundation invites the Del Mar community to help welcome Claire Lynch back to the Powerhouse for a show featuring her soon-to-be-released new work, along with songs from her rich and varied repertoire. Advance tickets are available at Check the website on the day of the event to see if tickets will be available at the door.

Contest deadline is Feb. 22. For more essay contest information: Contact: Jon E. Vance at jon.vance or visit www.


Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club to hold oratorical contest

On Saturday, March 9, the Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club will hold its annual Oratorical Contest for boys and girls under the age of 19. The speech contest will be held at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 424 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, at 9 a.m. Cash prizes will awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the amount of $150, $100, and $50 respectively for both boys and girls, and winners continue on to participate in the Zone semifinals. Those winners compete in the District finals, in which the winner will earn a $2,500 scholarship. This year’s topic is: “Why My Voice is Important.” The contest is open to the public and the application is available at The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 28. Please fill out, print and send the application to Penny Pease, 545 Glencrest Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075. You can contact her at 858-755-6136 or email at The community is encouraged to attend the event and view these wonderful young people as they learn about public speaking in front of a live audience.

Jay Leno to appear at local Rady Children’s Hospital benefit The Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary Unit will hold its annual gala on March 9. “Stand Up for Rady Children’s Hospital, A Night with Jay Leno” will be held at The Grand Del Mar to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer Care and Blood Disorders. Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and event tickets are tax deduction eligible. Reserve yours now at: or by calling 858-414-6296. Visit Facebook at For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Gala Chairperson Shaunna Kahn, at 760420-1262.

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Del Mar Foundation to present free educational seminar ‘Who’s Managing Your Money?’ Join the Del Mar Foundation on Tuesday, Feb. 5, for a free seminar titled “Who’s Managing Your Money?” as part of its Tax and Estate Planning Seminar Series. The seminar will be held at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center from 4-6 p.m. and will feature Carolyn Kling, founder of Kling Partners and a Del Mar Foundation board member, as moderator. A panel of local experts with diverse financial backgrounds will cover a variety of timely topics on investing. Topics to be covered include: the costs associated with investing and how they affect you as an investor; the differences between banks, trust departments, brokerage firms, investment firms, money managers, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and other fund structures; the role of a Fiduciary to your assets and the ‘suitability standard’ to which many companies adhere; the role of Trusts in asset ownership and the correlation of taxes, management, administration fees and investment performance. Panelists include: Herb W. Morgan, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Efficient Market Advisors, LLC; Carlee Harmonson, Sr VP, Reg Dir, Trust & Estate Services The Private Bank, Union Bank; Paul Spitzer, Founder, Advanced Practice Advisors, LLC; and Carolyn P. Taylor, President, Weatherly Asset Management. The Del Mar Foundation’s Tax and Estate Planning Seminar Series covers different topics on a quarterly basis. Each presentation includes a question and answer period allowing participants to ask questions directly of speakers. Handouts are provided and light refreshments are served. Reservations required. To reserve your seat for Feb. 5, contact the Del Mar Foundation at 858-635-1363 or by email at No personal information will be gathered at the presentations. This is a public service program as part of the Del Mar Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and is intended to provide residents of Del Mar with the education they need to understand tax changes and to make informed decisions regarding estate planning. As Del Mar’s oldest 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages nearly $1,500,000 in total endowment funds to benefit the community.

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The Del Mar Foundation Children’s Committee is bringing back old-fashioned family fun with “Family Bingo Night” on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. Create long-lasting family memories while calling out “Bingo” with your kids or grandkids and enjoy collecting the “can’t miss” Bingo prizes. You will be guaranteed to have an evening of family fun. Feel free to bring a take-out dinner and eliminate the stress of trying to feed your family before you leave. This event is free thanks to the generous support of Del Mar Foundation donors. An RSVP is not necessary but adult supervision is required.

Del Mar Foundation elects new board member

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BY JAYNE HAINES The Del Mar Foundation recently elected new board member Donna Shaw. Shaw has lived in Del Mar for almost 16 years, after being born and raised in Chicago, and living in Summit, New Jersey for two years. Shaw brings with her an extensive background in life sciences, and has worked in the licensing and technology transfer department at UCSD for the past 10 years. Shaw not only holds a MS and PhD in microbiology/immunology, she earned a paralegal degree and is also a Certified Licensing Professional. Outside of work, Shaw makes beaded jewelry, teaches Pilates and is also a Spinning and R.I.P.P.E.D. instructor. Shaw also has one son, David, who attended La Jolla Country Day School and now, at age 24, lives in Carpentaria, Calif. A love for Del Mar is the primary reason why Shaw has stepped up to the plate as a DMF board member. As she says Donna Shaw with a smile, “The unique small town atmosphere drew me to live in Del Mar. I found it to be a city that was alive with interesting people who were welcoming and outgoing; a city with just the right amount of foot, bicycle and car traffic, filled with residents willing to organize events and beautify Del Mar for the benefit of the entire community. “And, of course,” says Shaw who loves to get lost in mystery novels at the beach, “I love the proximity to the ocean!” Shaw said she feels that the Del Mar Foundation is such a worthwhile organization because it supports a wide variety of programs and areas, which benefit the entire Del, Mar community, from children’s programs, senior programs, cultural arts programs, open spaces and beaches. Plus, the DMF promotes opportunities for residents to submit applications for grants to support new and useful community programs. In addition to her involvement with the DMF, Shaw is an active member of the Del Mar CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), and has completed the requirements for the California Disaster Corps. She has been a member of the Del Mar Foundation Cultural Arts Committee (CAC) as its secretary, and recently became chair of the CAC. As the newest member of the DMF board, Shaw hopes to bring her enthusiasm and love of Del Mar to the ongoing and upcoming programs supported by the DMF. For more information about the Del Mar Foundation, visit


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The Torrey Pines High School Spring Auction Committee is pumping up efforts to obtain auction items for the annual “Pump Up the Volume” fundraiser to be held at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on March 23 from 5- 8 p.m. Committee members are canvasing the community reaching out to individuals and businesses to secure donations for the annual auction which supports the TPHS Foundation’s Support All Students (SAS) fund. Proceeds will be used to purchase cutting edge computers and other technology equipment for use by students. “We are looking for a wide array of fabulous, exciting, or useful items to auction at our online and live auctions,” said auction co-chair Connie Cannon. “No item is too big or too small or too exotic.” According to Helen Nordan, auction co-chair, some exciting items are already coming in. “We have received a fighter pilot package, Invisalign braces, a fun beach “girls night” package, spa treatments, exercise memberships, and a week stay at homes in Sun Valley, Idaho and in New Zealand,” Nordan said. “But we are still looking for additional items to make our auction a huge success.” This year marks the Foundation’s 20th anniversary. “This is an especially important year for our fundraiser,” says Bobbi Karlson, Foundation director. “We are commemorating a milestone anniversary and have a lot to celebrate.” Staff is diligently tracking down the 29 founding members from 1993 to recognize them at the event. “There are many people who have contributed over the past 20 years to help improve the high school experience for each Torrey Pines High School student and we want to honor those who started it all,” Karlson added. The kickoff event for the spring fundraiser is “Toast to Torrey” which will be held on Feb. 24 from 5- 7 p.m. at the Pacific Athletic Club. For reservations, to make a donation, or for more information on the auction or events, please visit The Torrey Pines High School Foundation is a 501-C-3 corporation founded in 1993 which not only fundraises to provide state of the art technology and cutting edge programs to promote personal social growth, leadership and independence for all students, but also acts as the umbrella organization for parent volunteers and provides support for all booster groups on campus. The Foundation is requesting assistance in locating many of its charter members and ask that they please contact the TPHS Foundation at 858-793-3551. They are: Jim Ashcraft, Judy Bartolotta, Ann Crosbie, Joyce Dalessandro, Jim Farley, Ellen Glynn, Diane Goldberger, Simeon Greenstein, Linda Grimes, Nancy McAdam, Mimi Miller, Jeff Nelson, Joan Neumann, Terry Paul, Audrey Phillips, Bill Potter, Shields Richardson, George Robinson, Susan Rumley, Elaine Shaw, Arkal Shenoy, Elaine Sinnock, Susan Stone, Susan Ulevitch, Sara Vance, Patricia Von Euw, Janis Werschkul, Christine Willems, and Reni Zivin.


TPHS Foundation resolves to make 2013 fundraiser a success


2013 Spring Auction Committee: (L-R) Carey Cimino, Bobbi Karlson, Holly Coughlin, Denise Small, Connie Cannon (Auction Co-Chair), Bryn Emkjer, Megan Smith, Helen Nordan (Auction Co-Chair), Alicia Davis, Terry Wolter. Not shown: Linda Wiener, Patty Lendrum, Susan Johnson, Catherine Matyszewski, Maha Sfeir, Eva Barnes, Melissa Dodds, Stephanie Wilk.

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Local production company to hold auditions for TV show ‘So You Think You Can Sell?’ BY ROB LEDONNE A couple of years ago, Ken Gora woke up in the middle of the night with an idea running through his head. “At the time, the economy was very bad and there were a lot of talented people out there either not having work, or not hav- Next Productions CEO Ken Gora ing the jobs they deserve,” Gora remembers. “The idea was to put together a sales and marketing contest that not only gets people jobs and makes them money, but supports small businesses as well, then film it.” That idea manifested itself into the local reality TV show “So You Think You Can Sell,” which Gora calls a cross between “American Idol” and “The Apprentice,” and is premiering for the very first time on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. on San Diego’s Channel Four, through both Cox and Time Warner Cable providers. Gora, a Chicago native who runs Next Productions out of Carmel Valley, put his nose to the grindstone after that fist night with merely the basic idea in his head. “My background is that I have a doctorate in psychology, and I’ve been a headhunter or recruiter for many years.” In the past, companies have hired Gora to “find them great talent and great people, primarily in the sales and managing arena,” which naturally makes him a perfect fit to produce a TV show that’s designed to do just that. “I’ve always been fascinated by the stories of the people I’ve interviewed over the years, like that of an Iraq war veteran who no one will give a job interview to but can lead a brigade of men into war.” It’s those stories, about hard-working people with di-

verse and interesting backgrounds who haven’t found their niche yet, which led Gora into creating a show that caters specifically to them. “So You Think You Can Sell” will air over eight episodes and, along with helping individual people, it’s also designed to aide local small businesses. “Each installment will focus on a small business and how people deal with the challenges we give them,” says Gora. For example, one episode will feature Fit in 60, a workout studio based in both Carmel Valley and Carlsbad that contestants have to sell memberships for, and Smart Energy USA, a Vista company that offers solar energy solutions. Gora and the show found themselves in a plum slot on San Diego’s Channel Four thanks to a connection to the channel’s Director of Programming. “He agreed to watch the first episode, and within the first 20 minutes he said, “I love this. It’s current, and it’s fun, and it’s going to help our economy.” Each episode will be filmed and edited and broadcast within two weeks, an accomplishment in itself since many shows can be in production for months. Says Gora: “It’s meant to be a live, fluid contest. My vision is that there’s a way to make businesses money, give people jobs and provide good entertainment.” The TV viewing audience can also be in on the fun: the fifth episode will be a viewer’s choice of which small business to feature. As for what the winner receives, Gora says, “It’ll be a grand prize choice of either my company hiring them for a $100,000 position, or a $7,000 cash payout, depending on whether or not they want or need the job.” The first winner of “So You Think You Can Sell” was Kristen Baldwin, a 44 year-old single mom who chose the payout since she was offered a higher paying job from CUBA beverage, a business that was also featured on the show. With all of the positive factors at play, it’s no wonder why Gora is excited about “So You Think You Can Sell.” Overall, he sums everything up simply: “The companies get sales revenue, people get jobs, and the economy is stimulated.” What could be better than that?

If you’d like to audition for “So You Think You Can Sell,” email with a resume, LinkedIn, or anything else that would demonstrate your interest in the contest. Auditions will then be held on Jan. 25 and Jan. 29 at the Grand Del Mar Resort. For more information, visit

Adventure awaits! Win an Apple iPad at the Torrey Pines Winter Formal Torrey Pines High School Winter Formal will feature beautifully designed international ports of entry so students can “Imagine the Journey” around the world. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Buy your tickets this week and get ready to experience 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 are $40 with ASB card and $45 without. 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 two photo booths set up in Mexico and New York ports! 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. Students must show student IDs at the door and must be at the formal between 8:45-10 p.m. to enjoy the event. Visit



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858.755.6761 SOLANA BEACH - $3,388,000

1424 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar | CA | 92014

Andrew E. Nelson President/Owner

Bud Clark Executive VP Managing Broker

Better than oceanfront and no seawall issues! Built in 2006, European inspired residence with sunset views, high end finishes and amenities, and master bedroom suite at entry level.

Judith Bradley Del Mar Branch Manager

CARLSBAD - $449,000 Panoramic views on 2 deck levels! 2 master suites and loft for office/den. High ceilings, beech hardwood flooring and attached 2 car garage with 1/2BA. Walk to La Costa Resort!

ENCINITAS - $6,200,000 Sissy Alsabrook

Kathy Angello

Robert Angello

Joann Austin

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Sean Caddell

Kim Camaratta

Tricia B Clarke

Linda Costello

Annette Fan

Paul Fan

Wendy Forrester

Gloria Gelet

Janet Guzzetta

Shawn Hethcock

Kathryn Holt

Kerry L Kayajanian

Jennifer Koehnen

Rare opportunity to own 100 feet of ocean frontage on coveted Neptune Avenue. Enter this estate and enjoy the rolling lawn and beautiful custom home on a double lot with expansive coastline. This timeless seaside residence is better than new with no expense spared!

DEL MAR - $4,595,000

Laurie Manley

Beth Mascherin

Deborah Moceri

Liz Molina

Heather Nichols

Valerie Pekar

Shawn Rodger

Susan Rodriguez

Vic Rosenthal

Steven Roth

Michelle L Seda

Erin Turner

Rande Turner

Sarah Tuttle Smith

Colleen Walseth

Scott Warren

Tina West

Jill Wheeler

Peyton Cabano Director of Marketing

Alex Fiorina Graphic Designer

Michelle Hardyman Operations Manager

Kathryn Hill Corporate Administrator

Carli Leroy Marketing Coordinator

Ashley McEvers Business Development Manager

ENCINITAS - $3,300,000

OCEANSIDE - $599,900

Newly completed in 2010, this 3BD/3.5BA coastal retreat achieved a unique & rare level LEED Platinum Certification and was featured in the April issue of San Diego Home/Garden.

Bank owned. Ocean view, 4 blocks from the water. Executive row home with a large master suite, oversized walk-in closet and gourmet kitchen. 3rd floor deck along with a loft/4th BD.

Dramatic ocean views abound from this spectacular coastal home on a highly coveted cul-de-sac in Olde Del Mar. The flawless design maximizes ocean views and creates a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces. This finely appointed home is an entertainer's paradise!

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DEL MAR - $1,495,000

With an average of 17 years in real estate, Willis Allen agents have provided consistent service to the community of Del Mar since 1914.

Rare duplex zoning in the Beach Colony. Entire parcel is available consisting of 2 - 2/2.5 units with parking for 4 per side. Located in quiet area and short stroll to sand or village. Large south facing decks provided added year round entertaining areas. Each unit has a private patio/yard. Vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and abundant natural light. Ground level are 2BD suites with private entrances.

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SOLANA BEACH - $2,360,000 Rare Old Solana Beach home west of 101 -- This 4BD/2.5BA charming craftsman beach home on an oversized corner lot is only steps to Tide Park. The living room, kitchen and dining room lead to 2 private courtyards, perfect for indoor and outdoor living and entertaining. 3 fireplaces, an outdoor shower, light wood beamed ceilings and more are included in this sought after location.

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Entrepreneurs, active-duty military team up in Battlefields and Boardrooms BY JEANNE MCKINNEY Solutions were on the minds of game-changing entrepreneurs and active-duty military personnel who came together at Pacifica Del Mar Restaurant on Jan. 16 for the launch of a new program. Two companies, Gen Next and Disruptive Thinkers, launched their mission to bring civilian and military cultures together in a collaboration and exchange of useful ideas that can affect growth and change in each environment. Ben Kohlmann, of Disruptive Thinkers, is a Navy pilot based at MCAS Miramar flying with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT- 101), the Sharpshooters, as an instructor pilot. The idea came about when he and a few junior officer friends were trying to find ways to expand and leverage the ideas of young people in the military, who may be held back from advancement by a more traditional system. Disruptive Thinkers’ starting goal is to bring innovation and entrepreneurship to the military. An ultimate goal is to lessen the culture shock upon leaving active duty. Kohlman said, “There’s a growing civil/military divide because our cultures are different — you need some bridge for that.” The dual mentorship of Battlefields and Boardrooms was born, a year-long program designed for pairs of people to meet

Ben Kohlmann, Micha Mikhailian, Eric Basu. Photo by DPG Photography together six times, three in a group and three in alternating work environments to share knowledge and take what is learned back to their job. “If I can pull from other spheres of knowledge and practices of successful people, I can potentially do my job better as an officer.” He adds, “Let’s bring that into the military to help us with cultural change that can fundamentally transform the way we do business and make us a better [fighting] force.” Kohlman wanted to match up his military com-

patriots with the high-quality individuals at Gen Next, a company founded by Paul Makarechian, a successful and passionate entrepreneur. Natalie Alvarez, director of Communications and Special Projects for Gen Next said, “Mr. Makarechian and some of his friends realized they had the vision and means to make a difference in a down-turned society, but were sitting on the sidelines, feeling less empowered.” They created a nonprofit membership organization that focusses on economic growth, education reform, and global security

with an intent to institute long-term change. Beck Bamberger, public relations CEO of Bam Communications and new Gen Next member, provided her local services to set up the gathering. Blair Kohn, a regional director for Gen Next, kicked off the program, excited to introduce keynote speaker Eric Basu, CEO of Sentek Global and former Navy SEAL. “Eric really exemplifies what Gen Next and Disruptive Thinkers is trying to accomplish,” Kohlmann said. Basu, after leaving the military, got his MBA at

UCLA and founded his own company that provides cyber security and command and control systems for the Department of Defense. He loved being a SEAL and now he loves being an entrepreneur, able to command and control his own life and positively affect the lives of those he leads in the civilian sector. He’s taken skills and talents learned from his military career and implemented them into his company – running it like a special operations team. He pushes the drive to excellence he knows so well as a SEAL to his company employees. “We’re not just here to fill bodies in seats or punch a clock for a salary. We heavily train the best people and send them out to help our clients, so ideally our clients can look back and say, ‘Sentek Global did far better than another competitor. They care and are here to make a difference,’” Basu said. This, he feels, can impact his industry in important ways and provide a model others can learn from. Basu said he feels a re-

sponsibility to help others transition from the military. “I think we have as a country, a duty to the person who puts on a uniform and is willing to give up everything for a modest salary so we can live the life we do.” He went over an impressive list of strengths a former military member can bring to the civilian work place. Micha Mikailian, a successful entrepreneur and Gen Next member was meeting his active-duty mentee for the first time. Mikailian wants to bring his strengths to him, “I want to work with my mentee and gain context on what he’s looking to do with his life in the military, so I can give him context (from the public sector) that’s going to have a positive impact on his future. I also want to learn from him — to bring decision-making skills or disciplines he’s received through his experience that relates to what I do in day- to-day life.” For more information, visit See more event photos on page B21.

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Del Mar Foundation sponsors Heart Health ‘Meet & Greet’ Feb. 4 February is Heart Health Month and the Del Mar Foundation will host an event in celebration of heart health on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. The evening will feature Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. Guarneri is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine and is the well known author of many articles and as well as the books “The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing” and “The Science of Natural Healing.” Her lecture subject is “Heart Health: Mind, Body and Spirit.” This event will include a reception and refreshments. Reservations are currently open for residents of the 92014 zip code and must be made by Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Space is limited so please reserve your seat early. Reservations for residents outside of 92014 will be accepted if space is available. This program is the first in a series brought to you by the Del Mar Foundation about science in the San Diego region. For more information about the Del Mar Foundation, visit






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continued from page 1 and meeting spaces. Flower Hill Promenade has also undergone a complete facelift that blends the original building (constructed in 1977) with the new structures. A five-day grand opening, featuring food, fashion shows and music, will be held from Feb. 27 to March 3 at the mall, and Essakow said Whole Foods will be open on schedule, “rain, shine or hail.” Mall operator Protea Properties had to fight to bring Whole Foods to the 30,000-square-foot space at west end of the 40-acre property, because the popular grocery chain generally builds stores totaling closer to 50,000 square feet. Essakow said he saw a successful smaller Whole Foods concept in downtown Philadelphia, and begged the company to scale down its plans for a Flower Hill location. “We convinced them that it would be a great addition to the community,” said Essakow of the company’s eventual acquiescence. “We seemed like a promising location and model.” The Flower Hill renovation has been almost a decade in the making, said Essakow. “In 2003 we started working on a vision,” he said. “We’ve struggled with the project.” Protea Properties not only clashed with local homeowners associations along the way, it endured a lengthy dispute between the California Coastal Commission and the City of San Diego over who should have authority over the project, with the City of San Diego eventually gaining jurisdiction. Shortly after the San Diego City Council’s approval of the renovation, a local citizens’ group in 2011 sued the city in an effort to overturn the decision, claiming the environmental impact report was inadequately vetted and the project was overscaled. Protea also scaled

The interior courtyard back plans after taking criticism from local cities and planning boards. “Out with the old and in with the new” has been the theme at Flower Hill over the past year, and it started with the nearly back-to-back closings of the former Ultrastar movie theater and Bookworks book store in 2011. While Essakow said he has been sad to see tenants go, he has been charged with replacing “dated” concepts with fresher ones. He announced on Jan. 16 that the owners of the popular North Park restaurant Urban Solace will be moving into the former Paradise Grille space next spring, and Cucina Enoteca, a sister eatery to the popular Cucina Urbana, will fill the spot of the former Chevy’s Fresh Mex restaurant, which served the community for 20 years before it closed last October. Chipotle recently opened to take the place of Pick Up Stix, Burger Lounge will open this month, and boutique bakery Nothing Bundt Cakes took over a former hair salon spot last year. Even the adjacent gas station received a new facade to tie in with the architecture. “The combination of new retail, new restaurants and an anchor store, Whole Foods, is key,” Essakow said. For more information and upcoming grand opening events, visit www.flowerhill. com.

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Brave canine saves sister from coyote attack; Sophie soon to be ready for adoption at Woodward Center Many consider Helen Woodward Animal Center staffers heroic in their constant quest to save orphaned pets, but one very unique 2-year-old Maltipoo has the staffers in awe of her heroic efforts to save her newly-adopted sister. She did what some may consider impossible – the tiny dog took on a coyote to protect the 7-month old puppy she had only just come to know. The East County family who acquired Sophie in June of 2011, say she was an undeniably cuddly pup with the personality of a teddy bear. With no signs of aggression, Sophie lived the life of a pampered pet for over a year when her family decided to bring another Maltipoo pup, named Lulu, into their household. The two bonded fairly quickly and lived together for several months when the unthinkable happened‌ As the two dogs went running out to play on their large backyard property, a coyote stepped out of the brush and went for the younger puppy. Sophie’s family said that they heard a cry and ran out to see Sophie step in front of her sister and take on the coyote herself. The family was able to scare the coyote away, but not before Sophie suffered surface wounds to her neck, right shoulder and side. Lulu remained unharmed, just as Sophie had hoped. Sophie’s family took her to a local veterinarian where she was stitched up and put on antibiotics. Sophie’s family, however, had a different sort of pain to deal with. Due to the rural location of their east San Diego property, Sophie’s family feared that they would not be able to protect their

a family who lived in a more residential area and was happy to give her a second chance in a forever home. The heroic Sophie still has more healing to do and is now thriving under Center veterinary care where she is being closely monitored. She will be available for adoption at Helen Woodward Animal Center in approximately two weeks. If you would like to adopt Sophie, contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at: 858756-4117 ext. 313, visit or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

Woodward Center’s Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk is Feb. 10 Sophie vulnerable dogs from the hungry search of local wildlife. With heavy hearts, Sophie and Lulu were surrendered to Helen Woodward Animal Center last Saturday, Jan. 12. Happily, within only a matter of days, Lulu was adopted by

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! 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. The Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk will offer all the funfilled, heart-friendly activities from past years. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and then the race kicks off at 8 a.m. For more information or to register visit or call 858-756-4117 x. 379.

Pianist Anna Savvas to perform at Carmel Valley Library Jan. 30 A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature concert pianist Anna Savvas (in photo at right) performing works of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and Debussy. The program will last 45 minutes. Savvas has a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate of music degree in piano performance. Anna began her professional performing career in New York City. Since relocating to San Diego in 1995, she has performed locally at numerous venues as a soloist and as a member of the Annarocele Quartet and Adelphia Trio. Savvas has also coached chamber ensembles, judged at competitions, and taught pia-

no, piano literature, and harmony at the University of San Diego, Brooklyn College, Harlem School for the Arts, and the University of Minnesota. Savvas, a past president of the San Diego branch of the Music Teachers Association of California, currently teaches children, as well as adults, to play with proficiency and artistry. Her students have earned top honors in music theory, technique, sightreading, and repertoire. Savvas lives and teaches in Carmel Valley. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information call (858) 552-1668.


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‘Peacecake’ breakfast at Del Mar Hills (L-R) Dan Vassilouski and Dad’s Club President Joe Dunn serve up “peacecakes” at Del Mar Hills Academy; Dan and Liv Weaver; Peacecakes were served with peace signs in syrup; Students enjoyed breakfast outside before school. Photos/Karen Billing

The Del Mar Hills Dad’s Club served up a “peacecake” breakfast before school on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to kick off the school’s Peace Week. In groovy chef’s hats, the dads offered up peacecakes with peace signs drawn in syrup. Photos/Karen Billing

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion Do not endanger inspiring AP Physics C class Editor’s Note: The following letter was written to members of the College Board and submitted to this newspaper for publication. To whom it may concern, My name is Dustin Inada, and I am an inspired and passionate freshman physics major enrolled in University of California Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies. Last year I graduated from Torrey Pines High School, where I had the privilege of taking AP Physics B in my junior year and AP Physics C in my senior year. Last spring, after being accepted into UCSB, I received a phone call from one of the professors inviting me into the College of Creative Studies (CCS), a more select, more prestigious program than the honors program in UCSB’s College of Letters and Sciences. The professor had looked at the applicants with an intended physics major and personally called the ones she wished to invite to apply to the CCS program. I believe that my enrollment in AP Physics C, set my application apart from the hundreds of others. Not only did AP Physics C show me the beauty of physics and inspire me to major in it, but it also set my application apart from others and gave me an amazing opportunity I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. I am writing this letter to urge the College Board not to split AP Physics B into two courses so that students can continue taking AP Physics C in high school without having to overcome additional obstacles. By splitting AP Physics B into two courses, it will essentially make AP Physics C, an already intimidating class, unreachable by most students.

If AP Physics B is split into two courses, students will have to decide before their sophomore year — and before they have studied any high school physics — that AP Physics C is a course they want to take in their senior year. This would be extremely difficult for almost any student. The majority of freshmen do not have their whole high school career planned out and taking two challenging science courses in one year would be almost impossible, especially with the other challenging courses that students take. Schools will only offer AP Physics C if there are enough students who plan to take the course. Thus, not only does splitting AP Physics B make it harder for students to take AP Physics C, but also schools are likely to eliminate the course altogether. According to David Baltimore, the president of the California Institute of Technology, “Science is the driver behind our economy. It always has been, and that’s true now more than ever.” The United States is lagging behind the rest of the world in math and science in pretty substantial ways, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, so why would an organization fighting to “help people achieve higher levels of education” strip America of a remarkable science class that has given me as well and many other students the highest level of physics currently offered in high school? AP Physics C ties together calculus with real life concepts, something that sets this course apart from any other high school course. After seeing how the derivative of a velocity function would produce the accelerSee CLASS, page 19

The ‘reduced’ One Paseo — the facts, please I have been rather disappointed with the news reporting on the proposed One Paseo project, again so in last week’s issue. The press release statements made by the developer Kilroy are presented as established fact without apparently any fact checking and without giving the strong community opposition to this project a voice. Had some fact checking been done, it would have revealed, among many other things, that: 1. The reduction in the project’s revised version is only 21 percent — from the 1,857,400 square feet listed in the DEIR to 1,454,069 square feet stated in the developer’s plans, (not the 30 percent reduction from 2,000,000 square feet to 1,400,00 square feet as stated on their web site), still almost three times the 510,000 square feet allowed under the community plan. However, the important fact is that the reduction in traffic generated by the project would only be around 10 percent less than with the original One Paseo plan; 2. The revised project would increase traffic on Del Mar Heights Road by more than 23,000 car trips per day. This would result in substantial increases in rush hour commute times to work and school, in diminishing emergency vehicle response time in peak periods and in causing spill over onto local streets; 3. There would be two new traffic signals on Del Mar Heights Road between High Bluff Drive and El Camino Real. A traffic light synchronization program cannot move traffic more efficiently when traffic is stopped because the number of entering cars exceeds the road’s capacity or freeway ramp metering causes cars to back up onto the street. Additionally, while no dirt would

have to be removed if the developer complied with the community plan, this project would require the hauling away of 45,000 truckloads of dirt, or 30 truckloads an hour, 10 hours a day for 150 work days; 4. Kilroy’s “reduced” plans show that office buildings along El Camino Real will still soar 155’ to 165’ above street level, equivalent to 11 story office buildings, and are set back only 45’ to 55’ from the street. By contrast, the tallest office building in CV is eight stories and is set back 130’ from El Camino Real. Further, all the mature trees along Del Mar Heights Road would have to be demolished and replaced by small trees to accommodate the enormous increase in building area; 5. Current zoning for this site with a minor variance would allow approximately 60,000 square feet of restaurants and other retail shops to be built, including a Trader Joe’s, (which comprises only 1 percent of the “reduced” project). In short, Kilroy’s token reduction and promise of a Trader Joe’s can never justify an almost one million square feet increase in building entitlements resulting, as described in the DEIR, in significant unmitigated impacts on traffic and community character. My fellow residents of Carmel Valley, stand up to protect your community, your quality of life and your property values! Attend the Carmel Valley Planning Board meeting on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy Auditorium and write to your CV Planning Board representative and to city council member Sherri Lightner. Gabriele Prater Carmel Valley resident Past Vice Chair, Carmel Valley Community Planning Board

Five things about One Paseo the developer doesn’t want you to consider Tonight Kilroy will present a modestly scaled down version of its One Paseo project at the Canyon Crest Academy Auditorium at 7 p.m. While most of us favor the project concept, Kilroy will continue to press for what is a tripling in its approved scale even after the recent down-sizing. In doing so they’ll tout a number of benefits that deserve serious consideration by all of us: 1. Economic Benefits. The 1,590 more permanent jobs One Paseo promises sounds good, until you learn that 75 percent of those would be provided by just the office buildings they are currently allowed. So for maybe 400 more mostly low-paying retail and service jobs we’re being asked to let them more than triple the project size and add four times the traffic to the middle of our community. Is that fair? Do we really want to trade our “island” for a few beads? 2. More Economic Benefits. $10 million in new fees to local schools should be a windfall, so why isn’t the school district cheering? Because they estimate a $17 million facility cost — plus land cost — to accommodate the expected increase in enrollment from One Paseo’s proposed residential addition, with no clear funding source for the shortfall. So the developer would be increasing our shopping choices at the expense of our kids’ education — is that our community’s goal? 3. Neighborhood Character. What don’t the developer’s idyllic renderings show? First, the “reduced” One Paseo still has office and residential buildings rising to twice the height of similar buildings in the vicinity, and sited only half as far from our streets as those along La Jolla Village Drive. And all those mature trees along both our main streets? They’ll be removed and replaced with much smaller trees to accommodate the minimal building setbacks. Giving up our foliage for steel and concrete — is that a good trade-off? Should we all pull out our own landscaping so we can fit in with the “new” Carmel Valley? 4. Traffic Light Synchronization. A ruse, a non-starter. It’s been demonstrated in San Marcos that such a program is increasingly ineffective as the number of cars trying to enter a road approaches its carrying capacity. When One Paseo’s neighbors build their already-approved projects or additions, just that additional traffic will drive Del Mar Heights Road well over its carrying capacity. The result? Imagine 30 to 60 minute increases in rush hour commute times. And on top of that overload Kilroy insists on adding a 200 percent increase in One Paseo? That’s putting the community first, right? 5. The Trojan Horse. Or beware of developers bearing gifts. A Trader Joe’s store is approximately 13,000 square feet. But the developer is telling us that to get this “prize” we have to also accept over 200,000 square feet of additional retail space (roughly another Del Mar Highlands) plus 600 residential units. Half of each of those additions might be reasonable in exchange for part of their office approval. Since the zoning allows them to convert up to 75,000 square feet of office building to restaurant and retail uses like Trader Joe’s, why has the developer not offered even this small token? C’mon guys, do you want to enhance the community or overwhelm it — how much profit do you need to make on one deal? Please join us and bring your neighbors to this very important meeting, tonight, Thursday at 7 p.m., at the CCA Auditorium at 5951 Village Center Loop Road. Our community and its Planning Board need your support. Robert Freund

Inconsistencies need explanation Mr. Conkwright’s open letter published in the last Del Mar Times quoted Director Garcia stating “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.” He goes on to raise the issue of the only other property accepted in the Pilot Program – Crepes & Corks. I have also raised that issue in the past, to no avail. I had also pointed out that the Pilot Program was in violation of State Gov Code sections.

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No doubt that flu vaccine helps Claire Harlin’s article titled “local doctors respond to aggressive flu season with differing views on the vaccine” (Jan. 17, 2013) suggests that there is a balanced debate over the usefulness of annual influenza vaccines in pregnancy, starting with the anti-vaccine viewpoint of Dr. Timothy Bilash. Before I address the importance of vaccination, I find it confusing that the article suggests Dr. Bilash “recently opened a women’s health practice in Solana Beach.” The first Google entry for Dr. Bilash is a Del Mar Times story from July 15, 2011 announcing “Dr. Timothy Bilash is planting his professional roots in Solana Beach” and lists the same address as the “recently opened” practice. San Diego County has seen a rapid rise in influenza cases since the start of 2013. We are seeing both influenza A and B in our community. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has determined this year’s influenza vaccine to be 62 percent effective in preventing influenza. This means that, though not everybody who receives the vaccine will avoid the flu, the likelihood of contracting influenza is reduced by more than half with the vaccination. Dr. Bilash’s suggestion that influenza vaccination “with pregnant women, it doesn’t seem to make sense” puts women, their unborn children, and their family members directly in harm’s way. His suggestion runs contrary to opinions from the Infectious Disease Society of America, the CDC, and his own national specialty organization, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ACOG’s bulletin titled “Pregnant? Your Flu Vaccine Due Date Is Now,” (Dec. 4, 2012) recommends influenza vaccination, in part stating “An essential element of prenatal care, the flu vaccination is recommended for all pregnant women, regardless of trimester.” The ACOG President’s blog (Nov. 16, 2012) includes, “It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated because

they can become sick enough from the flu that it can lead to severe lung infections requiring hospitalization and preterm delivery.” Per the CDC, “Pregnant women who get the flu are at higher risk of hospitalization, and even death, than non-pregnant women.” Studies have shown the risk of premature delivery is increased in women who get influenza while pregnant. We’re all aware that vaccinations carry some degree of risk, usually minimal and outweighed by benefit. When addressing potential risk vs. benefit for any treatment with my patients, I try to make them aware that everyday life carries real risks. Drive to the grocery store or movie theatre, and you risk injury or worse from a car accident. Go for a run and risk a fall, a sprained ankle, a head injury. Studies from the United States and Europe looking specifically at influenza vaccine safety show no unique risks for pregnant women, their fetuses, or infants. Pregnant women should not receive live, attenuated vaccine (nasal spray), which is approved only for healthy nonpregnant persons aged 2 to 49 women. I encourage everybody to look to legitimate websites for guidance on influenza prevention and treatment, such as,, and We can all practice simple, effective and commonsense precautions to reduce the chances of getting or spreading the flu (as well as the myriad other viral respiratory infections in our schools and community). These measures include getting adequate sleep, eating a balanced diet, staying physically active, covering your mouth when coughing, and washing hands before eating or touching your face. Matthew Perl, MD Fellow, American Board of Emergency Medicine Carmel Valley Resident


EXPLANATION continued from page 18 At one meeting, 2/22/11, Councilman Hilliard, when asked about properties accepted in the program if it is not successful, stated that it was clearly understood that if participants made the investment, and the program didn’t

CLASS continued from page 18 ation function and the integral of it would produce the position function, I was hooked. Learning about maximums and minimums in calculus was somewhat interesting, but after seeing the maximum height of the trajectory of a projectile is simply when the derivative of the position function is equal to zero, I had a much firmer understanding of the calculus concept. This trend of seeing how math concepts I previously learned could be applied to physics problems made my intended major an easy decision. It also made me eager to learn new areas of math that were briefly introduced in AP Physics C. For example, how differential equations can be applied to falling objects, circuits, rockets, springs, and other physics concepts made me even more eager to learn and master differential equations, a daunting subject which I am now looking forward to. Splitting an already well-paced class

work out, those temporary uses would end! Mr. Conkwright was denied use of the DMVA program to provide all of the required parking, yet Crepes & Corks has been allowed to continue only with the DMVA program and not supplemented with other allowed methods to fill out the 24/7 requirement as was Mr. Conkwright. Since the Pilot Program didn’t work out and has ended, both granted uses should end also. So why hasn’t the granted use for Crepes & Corks ended? Ralph Peck Del Mar

into a two full year algebra based physics courses and essentially removing the more inspiring class out of high schools will eliminate the opportunity for future students to take the class that changed my life. I am sure other Torrey Pines alumni majoring in physics would also be writing about the poignant, positive impact this class made on them if they knew the AP Physics C course was in jeopardy. It was only by accident that I learned about this while visiting my high school physics teachers to tell them how much I appreciated their classes. The main reason I’m writing this letter is because earlier today I was talking to my younger brother, Noah, about the classes he is interested in taking at Torrey Pines. Noah is an equally if not more motivated, self-driven, and passionate student. When I was telling him about the classes he might be interested in taking and realizing he might not get the opportunity to take this life-changing course, I was deeply saddened that anyone would take this amazing opportunity away from someone with so much potential. All that said, it is devastating that the College Board, an organization claiming to fight for education, is planning to endanger or eliminate the class that not only inspired me to become a scientist, but also opened opportunities for me I didn’t even know about. With the growing need for science in any economy and with America’s educational gap in science compared with leading countries, it seems crucial to protect every opportunity given in this field, particularly one so interesting and inspiring as AP Physics C. Thank you, Dustin Inada

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40 years safe and legal: Let’s keep it that way It was 40 years ago this month that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in the historic Roe v. Wade decision. A majority of Americans support and respect the decision each woman must make about her own pregnancy and oppose efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade. But interestingly, the way people identify with the issue has shifted over the years. No longer do labels like “prochoice” and “pro-life” reflect the way people think about abortion. The fact is, generations of Americans — across party lines — understand that it’s just not that simple. Abortion is deeply personal, often complex, and not something that can be put squarely in a “pro” or “anti” box. Indeed, the number of Americans who support access to safe and legal abortion is consistently higher than those who identify as “pro-choice.” And many Americans self-identify as both “pro-choice” and “pro-life,” or neither. What unites people — and what doesn’t need a label — is the shared belief that politicians should not interfere in a woman’s personal decision about her pregnancy. And an underlying principle to such a complex decision is that none of us can understand a woman’s specific situation. We don’t walk in her shoes. Undoubtedly, voters made it clear this year that they are opposed to policies that demean and dismiss women. In November’s election, voters rejected some of the nation’s most vocal and extreme opponents of safe and legal abortion. Yet, despite the outcome of the election, we continue to see politicians who are working to ban or chip away at abortion access. In state after state, legislators have put forward bills that seek to limit a woman’s ability to make her own decisions about her pregnancy.

As the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, Planned Parenthood knows firsthand why it’s so critical that women have access to a comprehensive range of reproductive health care services. In 1965, illegal abortions made up nearly one-fifth of all pregnancy-and childbirth-related deaths. In the 40 years since Roe v. Wade blocked states from banning abortion, it has been one of the safest medical procedures. Planned Parenthood health centers provide professional, nonjudgmental, and confidential health care and information to keep women healthy and prevent unintended pregnancies. In addition to breast and cervical cancer screenings, male wellness exams, STD testing and treatment, and abortion care, our health centers provide contraception that helps women prevent an estimated 486,000 unintended pregnancies and 204,000 abortions every year. Attacks on women’s reproductive choice fly in the face of public opinion, and more importantly, are extremely dangerous to women. Women must have access to safe, legal abortion services without interference from politicians. Ultimately, decisions about whether to choose parenting, adoption, or abortion must be made by a woman, her family, and her faith, with the counsel of her doctor or health care provider. Planned Parenthood supports women in whatever decision they make — this is our promise. We’ve protected access to abortion for women for 40 years, and we will continue to protect it for the next 40. Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson, president & CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary serving the region.

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Torrey Pines Rugby prevails over Cathedral in clash of unbeatens BY TIM PICKWELL The sporting landscape is littered with contests that never match up to the pregame hype (think, most Super Bowls, the recent BCS National Championship, or, if you’re really old, Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs in 1973. Kids: you can look that up. Largest audience to ever see a tennis match in US.) Saturday’s contest between two of the best and unbeaten High School Rugby sides in Southern California garnered national attention, as Washington-based Rugby Magazine posted up an online preview of the match between Torrey Pines (4-0) and Cathedral Catholic (4-0). Both teams featured current or former High School AllAmericans (Billy Maggs for Torrey Pines; Drew Gaffney and Aaron Mitchell for Cathedral), both teams were scoring juggernauts with stout defenses. The winner would have the inside track for the Southern California Youth Rugby High School Division South Championship. Add in the natural rivalry between the public and private high schools that are two miles apart on Del Mar Heights Road, and well, . . . the local Rugby community was abuzz. But, would the game live up to the hype? It was better. Cathedral came out strong and used its impressive size to push Torrey Pines back up against its own try line (that’s a “goal line” in gridiron-speak). Torrey Pines spent the next 15 minutes playing in the shadow of its own goal post as Cathedral pounded away, trying to break through. Torrey Pines hadn’t pushed the ball past their own 40-yard line, let alone past mid-field, while Cathedral stayed in control, pressuring the Torrey Pines defense with an onslaught of strong runs for a full quarter-of-anhour. The Dons had controlled a match—dominated it really—but ended up with nothing to show for it. “We fumbled the opening kickoff and Cathedral went to work. Their size and will were impressive. Fortunately, we worked on team defense all week in practice and the boys played it perfectly. We must’ve made 30 or 40 tackles in the first 15 minutes,” said Torrey Pines Head Coach Matty Sandoval. “The intensity got everyone’s heads into the game.” Finally, Torrey Pines Center Chase Pickwell busted free for a run that got the ball past mid-field. A Maggs poochkick took it to the 15-yard line. Another Pickwell run, a hand-off to junior Flanker Jacob Neeley, a quick flip, and a few seconds later, Dean Karam was over the line with the first score. Torrey Pines, 7-0 after an Alec Mills kick.

Final, Torrey Pines 26, Cathedral Catholic, 19. “It was a great contest,” said Cathedral’s Irvine. “But, we were missing five guys. Aaron Mitchell was out with an injured shoulder, Joey Kuperman was on a college football recruiting visit, 3 guys were out with the flu. But, a

great game.” Irvine is looking forward to a potential semi-final rematch in a few weeks, when he hopes to field the full squad, including his starting Wing who separated his shoulder the first week of the season and won’t return for two more weeks. Torrey Pines will counter with star Forward Michael Cox (out with the flu) and will answer the bell once again, and those who come to watch will surely be in for another sporting treat.

Torrey Pines Senior Miles Ahles breaks a Cathedral tackle, while teammates AJ Talman (middle with cap) and Grant McGahey run up in support. Don’s All-American Drew Gaffney (#8, foreground) gets ready for the take-down. Photo/Susie Talman Neeley, an all-around talent on offense and defense, is a rookie in only his second month of Rugby. The Torrey Pines coaches named him “Man of the Match” for his all-around play. Cathedral continued to utilize its substantial size advantage to dominate the line-outs (throw in from out of bounds), but Torrey Pines more than held its own in the scrums. The two rookie props, Grant McGahey and Miles Ahles, proved that technique and fitness can easily offset size, even in the front row. In the 20th minute, Torrey Pines’ speedy wing Michael Cahill finally got the ball and broke free down the sideline, pitching to Maggs who beat the Cathedral fullback for the score. Cathedral was now down 14-0 after another Mills conversion. Torrey Pines Captain Pickwell then used an effective stiff arm to break free for a 35-yard try a few minutes later. Torrey Pines took a 19-0 lead into the half. That must have been an inspired half-time speech by Cathedral Coach Glenn Irvine. The Dons went right to work after the break. Center Xavier Ulutu used his substantial (6’ 1”, 215 LB) size and strength to bull his way in for a try with 5 minutes gone. With the kick good, the score stood at, 19-7. Sixteen minutes into the half, a busy #8 (Rugby jersey numbers correspond to the position played) Drew Gaffney scored off a 5-meter penalty to pull the Dons to 19-14. #8 is like a linebacker/full-back in the middle of the 15-man action. A lot of ball handling, a whole lot of tackling for Gaffney, who played on a USA Juniors HS All-American Team last summer in England. Cathedral kept pressing and kept control of the ball for the second half. “It felt like they had it 9 minutes for every one of ours,” said Pickwell. In a short while, Torrey Pines found itself playing in its own try zone (a.k.a., “end zone.”) An attempted quick punt by Torrey Pines from inside the try zone was blocked by Cathedral’s Chris Franke who recovered the ball for the try. With the successful PAT (worth 2 points in Rugby), the match was tied, 19-19, with ten minutes left. “In rivalry games there is always a gut check time, and when Cathedral tied the score it was ours,” said Coach Sandoval. “It was time to see what these guys were made of.” Torrey Pines Rugby practices Tuesday and Thursday under the tutelage of some of the top coaches in Southern California— former USD Star Sandoval, former All-American and USA Eagle Bill “Chief” Leverse, international professionals Allen Andrews, Dan Dorsey and Damien Fantongia. But, Wednesdays are voluntary conditioning with ex-Green Beret, Bob McDonald. Those voluntary conditioning sessions with the Green Beret may have paid off. After being pushed around most of the game, the smaller, lighter Torrey Pines props and forwards found their rhythm with a few minutes left. They were quicker to support a tackled teammate, and rather than passing the ball quickly to the faster backs, the front line took it upon themselves to pound straight ahead into the teeth of the Dons’ Defense. The larger Cathedral line was a tad slow to get back, clearly winded, hands on hips. First it was Karam with a line plunge. When he went down, the forwards “rucked over” to protect him and reclaim the ball. Then it was Pierre Pretorius rumbling ahead. Then, Senior Ahles when Pretorius was tackled. Line plunge, tackle, ruck. Rinse. Repeat. Grant McGahey ploughed forward after Ahles was downed, and finally, Hooker AJ Talman with the final charge, carrying two Cathedral players on his back, for the winning try with 4 minutes remaining.

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technical and environmental studies taking place through 2014, and final design and construction planned to wrap up before 2030. The entire project is estimated to cost at least $100 million and will replace a nearly 100-year-old bridge that has become costly to maintain, Dale said. “It will take at least a year for the environmental process and a year for the design, and while we’re doing all that stuff we’re going to find the $100 million,” Dale said. “We like things to be shovel ready here at SANDAG.” SANDAG and the North County Transit District (NCTD) earlier this month mailed detailed flyers to Solana Beach and Del Mar residents living within 1,000 feet of the project, said project manager Linda Culp, and at least 75 residents and representatives from local stakeholder entities such as the City of Del Mar attended the workshopformat meeting, which was aimed to gain community input on what should be examined in the environmental review. Additional meetings will be held throughout 2013, according to SANDAG. “We want to know if there’s something you are concerned about that we haven’t thought about,” Dale said. “Do you think we’ve missed some-

thing?” Points to be considered include how high to build the bridge, which must be raised at least 500 feet to meet federal flooding standards, said Dale, as well as how the platforms will be designed. Engineers from David Evans and Associates have come up with several alternatives for the platform, including one that loads passengers on the east side of the track, one that loads passengers on the west and one that allows passengers to load from a platform between the two tracks. The options have varying environmental impacts on nearby sensitive areas, such as either more construction over Stevens Creek to the west or near the San Dieguito Lagoon to the east. The center loading option would result in a much wider structure covering the waterway near the opening to Dog Beach. “Every alternative has its pros and cons,” said engineer Nikki Jeffery. “The east option would affect the creek and the west option would maintain the creek, while the center maintains both.” Jeffery said the platform won’t have any overhead structures like a normal train station and will only consist of ramps and stairs to provide access to and from the fairgrounds.

Shawna Anderson, principal environmental planner with the San Dieguito River Park, said the project as proposed should improve tidal flow and improve the habitat because bridge spans will be wider and higher. She said she also hopes the project will provide public trail access under the bridge. “Currently people cross over the tracks to get to the beach but that is illegal,” she said, adding that the river park supports providing public access to the fairgrounds. The San Dieguito Double Track and Special Events Platform Project is one of 17 SANDAG-led rail efforts in the region, with more than half of those projects taking place in the North Coast Corrridor between Oceanside and La Jolla. The ultimate goal is to double track 97 percent of the rail that spans from Orange County to downtown San Diego, and SANDAG is halfway there. The 3 percent that won’t be double tracked includes the rail line along the Del Mar Bluffs, which Culp said would be too costly and is planned for relocation sometime after 2040. Together, infrastructure changes along the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) will cost more than $800 million. Visit


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Manchester Boys U9 Academy tops at 2013 Legends Cup The Manchester Boys U9 Academy, coached by Steve Hill, won the 2013 Legends Cup in Chino Hills, California. The team rolled through group play, winning 9-0, 4-2, 11-0 and won the semi-final 4-0. In the final, the team fell behind 1-0 in the second half but tied the game on a goal by Dean Sandler. The game went to sudden death over time and then a penalty shoot-out where Andrew Mitchell scored the winning penalty for the team to clinch the title.

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Del Mar Powerhouse 13U Semi-finalists in Triple Crown Sports MLK Classic Tournament The Powerhouse 13U recently played in the Triple Crown Sports MLK Classic Tournament in Palm Desert. Powerhouse battled their way through pool play to secure a top 5 seed in the D1 bracket. After winning their quarter-final game, they went extra innings in their semi-final game, coming up just short of the victory over the eventual tournament champions. Great Powerhouse pitching and defense kept the games low scoring and competitive until the last out. ***** In its 12th year of operation, Del Mar Powerhouse offers competitive baseball programs for children ages 7-14 in the Del Mar, Carmel Valley, RSF and surrounding areas. This year, Powerhouse is fielding eight highly competitive teams and is playing in tournaments throughout the western US. Tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will be held during the third week of June. Visit

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3rd Annual Palacio Charity 5K walk/run to be held Feb. 2 in Carmel Valley A 5K walk/run event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 a.m. in Carmel Valley to benefit the Hoyt Foundation and North Shore Girls Softball. The event will also include a 1-mile kids fun run. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 on race day. Please contact Randy Rechs for more information or to register at The location of the event is 4830 Caminito Exquisito, San Diego (Carmel Valley), 92130.

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Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions in AAU Martin Luther King Super NIT Tournament The Powerhouse 10U recently played in the AAU Martin Luther King Super NIT Tournament in San Clemente. After winning two of three pool play games, Powerhouse decisively won their playoff and D2 Championship games, outscoring opponents 30-9, while scoring a total of 63 runs over five games during the weekend. Coach Brandon Belew said, “these boys have worked very hard all year to get to this point and they deserved to go home with the trophy today.”

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Science and music balance the world of CEO Harry Hixson Harry F. Hixson Jr., Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of Sequenom Inc. He has served as the company’s CEO since October 2009. He recently served on the board of directors of BrainCells, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system drug development, where he was CEO from July 2004 until September 2005. Hixson served as CEO of Elitra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on anti-infective drug development, from February 1998 until May 2003. He served as president and CEO of Amgen Inc., and as a member of its board of directors from 1988 to 1991. Prior to Amgen, he held various management positions with Abbott LaboraHarry Hixson tories, including vice president, diagnostic products business group, and vice president, research and development, in the Diagnostics Division. He is also a director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Biochemistry (1970) from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago (1978). He also received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Purdue University in 1999. Who or what inspires you? I am inspired by the piano music of Chopin and Mozart. I am amazed that a person could sit down at a piano and write such music starting with only a blank sheet of paper. I don’t play well, but when I play some of their music, I immediately recognize their genius. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom would you invite? I would invite four Nobel prize-winning physicists from the early 20th century who solved problems in quantum physics and four from the modern era to hear their discussion of why there is so much more mass in the universe than we can explain with our current theories. What are you reading? Over the holidays I read “The Admirals” by Walter Borneman, “The Generals” by Thomas Ricks, and “Masters at War: Patton, Montgomery and Rommel” by Terry BrighSEE Q&A, PAGE B26

SB woman speaks up for endangered bonobos Debbie Sandler’s involvement with species spans from SD Zoo to Congo BY KAREN BILLING world so that I could, in some Few people can say that they’ve way, bring that magic back had a hug from a bonobo. Even fewhere and share this incredible er can tell you exactly what a bonogroup of little known great bo is. apes with my community Solana Beach resident Debbie and others,” Sandler said. Sandler, who has had her share of Sandler also found an bonobo hugs, is determined to inopportunity at the San Diego troduce people to the endangered Zoo to work with a graduate animal, a member of the great ape student’s project on conflict family that is one of humans’ closest resolution. At the zoo, she is living relatives. Sandler had the opobserving how two populaportunity to spend time with the tions have merged. Lana (the bonobos in their native Democratic zoo’s oldest bonobo who will Republic of Congo last year and be 34 in April) was the domiwants to raise awareness about the nant female in one group and species, as well as alert people to the Loretta was the dominant in population living right here in San the other. Diego. “We wanted to see how Debbie Sandler with bonobo Kinzia at Lola Ya Bonobo The San Diego Zoo is only one in the Congo. COURTESY PHOTOS the two dominant females hanof seven in the United States to dled each other,” Sandler said. have bonobos in captivity. There are “Lana ended up stepping aside currently 13 bonobos in the group at the and letting Loretta take care of the iszoo, having moved down from the San sues.” Diego Zoo Safari Park in June 2012. Getting to Lola and the Congo was a The number of bonobos left in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for wild is unknown but it could be as little Sandler. as 10,000. The Congo’s Lola Ya Bonobo, “People were terrified about me gowhere Sandler visited in October 2012, is ing there. My younger son was really the world’s only bonobo sanctuary, taknervous and my husband was guardedly ing in bonobos orphaned by the bush nervous but I took all the precautions I meat trade. had to take and I went there with a lot of “They need us, they need our voicpeople who knew what to do,” Sandler es,” said Sandler. said. Of the four great apes (which also Lola is located just outside of Kinincludes chimpanzees, gorillas, orangshasa, the capita of the Democratic Reutans), the bonobos are the least known public of Congo. It was founded by Clauand the most rare. For many years bonodine Andre in 1995 at former retreat for bos were thought to be just pygmy Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Soko. chimps and were only discovered as a Lola is home to 52 bonobos, orspecies 30 years ago, Sandler said. phans whose parents were killed by bush As the bonobos live exclusively in meat traders. the Congo there is a degree of difficulty It is illegal to sell bonobos (they can for researchers getting access to the ani- thropology and primatology, is a self-pro- fetch $60,000 on the black market) and mals as the country has been emerged in claimed “former orangutan girl.” She got when they are confiscated by police, Lola hooked on bonobos after a reading the becomes a safe place for them to go. a deadly conflict since 1998. Bonobos and chimps are humans’ book “Bonobo Handshake” by Vanessa Baby bonobos are extremely atclosest relatives, sharing 98.7 percent of Woods, a Duke University researcher tached to their mothers for the first five who traveled to Lola Ya Bonobo with her years of their lives, Sandler said, so much human DNA. While chimps live in a male-domi- husband Brian Hare, who leads the Hom- so that they can actually die alone of nated society with infanticide and war, inoid Psychology Research Group at broken hearts. the bonobos are female dominated; they Duke. Because they need such special atAlmost immediately after finishing tention, human volunteers at the sanctuare more peaceful and sexual behavior is the book, Sandler plunged herself into ary called “Mamas” raise the babies until used as a way to resolve conflicts. “Because they’re so genetically alike learning as much as she could about the they reach five or six years of age when with humans, it’s really valuable for us to bonobos. She tracked down Hare, flew they can join the other bonobos at Lola. across country to attend a Friends of understand them better,” Sandler said. Eventually Lola is working on a reThey look very similar to chimps, Bonobos fundraiser, and made plans to lease program but for now they live at but bonobos are smaller with pink lips, go to Africa as soon as she could. the “gorgeous” sanctuary forest, which “I wanted to have that hands-on ex- Sandler said is a very natural environblack faces and hair parted down the middle. Unlike chimps, bonobos have a perience with the orphans but equally as ment for the animals. important, I wanted the opportunity to very high-pitched voice. See BONOBOS, Page B5 Sandler, who has her degree in an- experience Lola and that part of the

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Del Mar Terrace celebrates its 100th birthday

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BY MARYRUTH COX AND JENNIFER CRITTENDEN On Feb. 5, 1913, a title insurance agent filed a map with San Diego County of a new subdivision called Del Mar Terrace. It was located on the south side of Del Mar, crawling north from Los Peñasquitos Lagoon – the slough, as it was called then – up into gigantic sandstone cliffs. One-hundred years later, the area is a flourishing neighborhood of over 300 homes, constantly bustling with activity, including restaurants and small businesses along Carmel Valley Road, but its development was long in coming. The history of the Terrace, like much of California, is linked to water. Lots were offered for sale in 1913 for $150 and up, with payments as low as $5 a month. Tantalizing advertisements promised ocean breezes and spectacular views. But there were few takers, as the only access to fresh water was a big water line that ran through the middle of the Terrace with no agency to distribute it. The lots lay empty, and a farmer planted beans on the lower slopes of

the Terrace. In 1943, 30 years after its subdivision, there were only five houses on the Terrace. In the 1950s, interest in the area began to rise, particularly following annexation by the city of San Diego in 1958. Intrepid settlers tapped into the water line with homemade pipes and banded together to build a little community. By 1953, there were 40 households that were drawing their water through an intricate network of water lines. Because of the lack of reliable water, proper roads and sewer lines, the banks wouldn’t issue loans to build houses in the Terrace, so a tradition of building one’s own house developed. Today, there are at least 10 homes still standing that were built by their first owners after work and on weekends. Pre-existing cottages were moved into the neighborhood, several from Camp Callan, a military training camp south of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Because of the proximity to Scripps and UCSD, many settlers in the 1960s were oceanographers and professors. Some of those early residents still live in

Del Mar Terrace today. Photo/ Tom Harvey

Del Mar Terrace in 1966. Photo/Robert Bates

the Terrace, although they are now retired. The area was also popular with surfers and artists. The milkman came daily, and a fisherman would pass through with his daily catch. Soule’s Market opened on the corner of Via Aprilia and Carmel Valley Road, now the site of the Mexican restaurant Roberto’s. Neighbors met for schnitzel and polka dances at Little Bavaria, a German restaurant, whose DANCE sign could be seen from the Torrey Pines grade. In 1962, street names were changed from the existing Laurel, Fir, and Cedar, and assigned Italian names, including Via Aprilia, Borgia, Cortina, etc., in alphabetical order from west to east. The I-5 opened in 1966, dramatically reducing traffic on Highway 101. When Del Mar Heights School was built in 1965, the neighborhood children began to walk to school through what is now the Torrey Pines Reserve Extension. Between 1964 and 1970, in the face of continued development from the north, including heavy bull-

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Campus crowd happily shares its tasty secret: Zanzibar Cafe BY KELLEY CARLSON anzibar Cafe on the UC San Diego campus plays a supporting role during performances at The Loft, but when classes are in session, it takes center stage. Tucked into a corner on the second floor of Price Center East, it’s one of the restaurant’s two locations in San Diego. While Zanzibar Cafe’s downtown site is more of a full-service bistro, the UCSD counterpart is designed for quicker service. Inside the modern establishment — an artsy space with sculptural lighting fixtures and paintings that grace peagreen walls — customers order food at the bar/counter, and it’s brought to them at their seats. Some people opt to relax on the benches loaded with green and white pillows, with their companions sitting opposite them on plush ottomans; others socialize around tables large and small. The music is ambient, ranging from hip-hop to indie. It’s often a morning stop for campus crawlers, who start their day with a cup of steaming coffee and fuel up on fare ranging from burritos and egg dishes to bagels and parfaits. As the weather warms and lunch hour approaches, many people take their entrees onto the communal patio that contains about a dozen tables, some of which are shaded by umbrellas. Midday dish offerings include the Mango Chicken Salad, a colorful combo of grilled chicken breast, sliced mango, cucumber, jicama, goat cheese, roasted almonds and sun-dried cherries on a bed of mixed greens, with a side of sun-dried cherry vinaigrette; and the Turkey and Bacon Melt with Roma tomato, pepper jack cheese, spinach and sun-dried tomato aioli on sourdough bread. Among other popular choices are the Zbar Mac & Cheese with a cornmeal crust and a side salad; and a trio of Fish Tacos made with blackened tilapia, spicy cabbage slaw, mango salsa and house-made hot sauce on the side. Zanzibar’s social hour begins at 4 p.m., and the selections become simpler, such as fried pickles, a basket of fries and chicken nuggets, flatbread and hummus with pita. Beer and wine are served inside only. Tyler Vandertie, The Loft’s general manager, suggests customers sit at the bar and interact with the staff by asking questions. “You get the full


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scope of what’s going on, and people likely won’t go wrong with any of the food items,” Vandertie said. For a special treat, stick around after the end of social hour and catch a show. Officially, Zanzibar closes at 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, but on performance nights, it rearranges seating and then reopens for dinner and drinks at door time. The kitchen operates through the end of the show — usually between 11 p.m. and midnight — serving items from the lunch and social hour menus. Events — spotlighting everything from rock bands to movies to art shows — are held about six nights a week. About half of the shows require tickets, which can be bought ahead of

time or at the door. Regular events include “Blabbermouth,” an open mic night drawing poets, singers and comedians held the first Monday of each month; and “Reply All: Jazz,” staged the first Wednesdays. Vandertie credits owner Carole Janks for the unique atmosphere at Zanzibar. “Her energy trickles to everyone involved,” he said. “It’s a friendly environment, good food, good atmosphere.” For nonstudents planning to visit Zanzibar at The Loft, the most convenient parking is the Gilman Parking Structure, at Gilman and Russell drives. Permits are available at stations inside the structure for $2 an hour. To find Zanzibar, walk to an exit and follow the signs to Price Center East.


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‘Daughter of the Regiment’ opens opera season Saturday San Diego Opera’s 48th International Season opens 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 with the comedy, “The Daughter of the R e g i ment.” The curtains also rises 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 1, Stephen and 2 Costello p.m. Feb. 3. The opera will be broadcast on KPBS radio 89.5 FM at 7 p.m. Saturday, and online at American tenor Stephen Costello will appear in the role of Tonio, singing the “Mount Everest” of opera, the famed aria “Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!” which includes nine high Cs. He is joined by Slovakian soprano L’úbica Vargicová, as the orphaned Marie, who is adopted by a regiment of soldiers. Making a Company debut as the kind-hearted Ser-

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• Jan. 26, 29, Feb. 1, 3: Donizetti’s ‘The Daughter of the Regiment’ Feb. 16, 19, 22, 24: Saint-Saëns’ ‘Camille’ • March 16: Martinez’s “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ • March 30, April 2, 5, 7: Pizzetti’s ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ • April 20, 23, 26 and 28: Verdi’s ‘Aida’ geant Sulpice is Italian bass Donato Di Stefano. Polish contralto, Ewa Podle , sings the role of Marquise of Birkenfeld. American soprano, Carol Vaness, performs the spoken role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Rounding out the cast is American baritone Malcolm MacKenzie as Hortensio and American bass-baritone Scott Sikon as a Corporal. Franco-Canadian conductor Yves Abel makes his Company debut leading the jured arm. As Lola has educated the public on the importance of conservation, the bonobo was brought to the sanctuary and was able to receive surgery and treatment. “It’s a great story because the community looks to Lola as bonobo guardian angels,” Sandler said. Sandler said she “fell in love” with an 8-year-old female that she would visit daily at her enclosure. One day when Sandler had a cut on her hand, the female put her hand out to take Sandler’s hand. “She pulled my hand toward her and took her thumb and tried to squeeze the poisons out,” Sandler said. “She was so gentle, so sweet. I got teary-eyed as I

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Sandler knew she wanted to meet the baby bonobos but wasn’t sure how much time she would get with them—she thought she’d maybe get 20 minutes. Her third day there she got her first interaction with a 2-year-old baby and got to play with the baby every day. She has footage of her rolling around in the grass with the baby on her head, happily swinging the baby from her arms and letting the baby playfully mussing her hair. While Sandler was there, one bonobo came that had been caught in a snare and had a badly in-

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Affluent women in San Diego San Diego Film Festival to be held Feb. 7-17; Event wanted for new reality TV show to feature 47 films, filmmakers and special guests BY CLAIRE HARLIN The TV show “Real Housewives” is not coming to San Diego, despite the slew of news reports that claim it is. However, Asylum Entertainment and a major cable network are seeking upscale, affluent women in the San Diego area for a not-yet-titled housewives show, casting director Alex Shaw said on Jan. 17. “Many people are printing ‘Real Housewives,’” said Shaw in an email. “Not true.” Asylum Entertainment, which produces television, film, commercials and music, is looking for “outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who reside in and around the San Diego area,” according to the company. “We are looking for women who are lively and energetic, with defined opinions and views,” the production company shared in a statement. “Our featured women should have busy lives, be involved with the community, have a strong work ethic and an active social calendar. Most importantly, they should be enjoying the good life.” The women, significant others and families must be open to sharing their experience with producers and a TV audience. Those interested can email their name, age, bio, place of residence, contact information and current photos to Asylum Entertainment is the company behind the A&E special, “Gangsters: America’s Most Evil,” the TLC and Discovery Health show “Addicted,” and HGTV’s “Natural Born Sellers.” For more information, visit

Kids Korps benefit luncheon and fashion show ‘Hearts, Hats and Heels’ to be held Feb. 6 in RSF Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Kids Korps USA is presenting a benefit luncheon, “Hearts, Hats and Heels,” at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. The event features a delicious luncheon and a fashion show, featuring beautiful new clothes from Maggie B Clothing, and an array of clothing and attire vendors.For more information and tickets, visit or call (858) 500-8136.

AAUW to air documentary ‘Indoctrinated: The Grooming of our Children Into Prostitution’ at Feb. 2 meeting The Del Mar-Leucadia branch of the American Association of University Women invites the public to view “Indoctrinated: The Grooming of our Children Into Prostitution,” a documentary which focuses on sex-exploited children who have been lured, groomed and psychologically manipulated into a life of prostitution in San Diego County. The AAUW meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 2 at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. Nancy Lombardi-Kohrs, past branch president and a counselor for San Diego Unified School District for 29 years, will facilitate a discussion and Q & A following the documentary. Membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch reflects the varied interests of its members with informative, educational monthly meetings and special interest groups such as Gourmet, Foreign Affairs, Book Groups, Mini Courses, Gadabout, and Theatre. Founded in 1955, the local branch serves the North Coastal communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia and La Costa. The branch raises funds for scholarships for students attending Mira Costa College and California State University San Marcos as well as local middle school girls attending Tech Trek, a math and science camp at University of California San Diego. For more information: 760-918-6806 or The national organization, founded in 1881, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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

La Jolla Music Society presents Broadway star Barbara Cook La Jolla Music Society concludes this season’s special event series with the incomparable Broadway star Barbara Cook at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Cook’s silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. In 1975 she made her Carnegie Hall debut and embarked on a second career as a concert and recording artist performing to critical acclaim in most of the country’s major concert halls. Her concert, Barbara Cook’s Broadway, was hailed by USA Today, noting her singing as a “combination of gorgeous technique and emotional insight.” Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York’s Café Carlyle, her popularity continues to thrive. Cook will perform her latest acclaimed one-woman show, “Let’s Fall in Love,” for her La Jolla program. Tickets are $50-$75 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society ticket office: (858) 459-3728 or online at

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival’s 23rd season will have an 11-day run, Feb. 7-17, featuring 47 films and shorts from 10 different countries. Heralded as the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego, the festival expects to draw over 16,000 patrons to four convenient venues around the county: Reading Cinemas 14 (4665 Clairemont Dr.); City of Carlsbad — Dove Library (1775 Dove Lane); San Marcos Stadium 18 (1180 W. San Marcos Blvd.); and Garfield Theatre, LFJCC (4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla). Complete brochure with online previews and schedule is available. Call 858-362-1348 for details or see the web site for list of films, prices and to purchase online: The Festival provides the finest contemporary Jewish-themed films touching on diverse topics from historic human struggles, to the joys of new love, comedy, children coping with adult conflicts, ending discrimination, defending our neighborhoods, and many more. Some films are humorous and some are controversially thought provoking but all of them are of the highest caliber. Community partners supporting the festival include: Tarburton (Carmel Valley), Congregation Beth Am (Carmel Valley), Seacrest Village at Encinitas, Temple Solel (Cardiff), Tifereth Israel Synagogue Sisterhood, and many others.

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

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

Make your own hat at Solana Beach class Jill Courtemanche has made hats for celebrities including Yoko Ono, Donatella Versace and Princess Mary of Denmark and now she is sharing the tips and tricks of her trade in this fun, hands-on workshop at her new shop in Solana Beach. Make your own fabulous fascinator or charming cocktail hat, learning basic millinery techniques and the art of hand-stitching to craft your hat using felt, feathers, netting, ribbon and more. No sewing experience is required. The class is Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $85 and all materials are provided. Class size is limited, call 858-876-6353 to register. Jill Courtemanche Millinery is located at 410 South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. For more information, visit

Cat Show to take place at Del Mar Fairgrounds Jan. 26-27 The San Diego Cat Fanciers All-Breed Cat Show will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Jan. 26-27. Local rescue organizations will have cats available for adoption. Cat-related merchandise and educational presentations also are part of the weekend’s activities. Buy your tickets at or at the door.

Rock For Research benefit for American Cancer Society to be held Jan. 26 What do all rock stars have in common? A dream. Just like all rock stars, Rock for Research has a dream. Its dream is to create a stage for people to come together and take a stand against cancer by raising funds for research that will benefit the American Cancer Society. Those who have already been diagnosed with cancer have a dream as well. They dream that new medicines and innovative technologies will offer them longer lives and, one day, a cure. On Jan. 26, Rock for Research will be holding a benefit concert and silent auction to honor the lives of Ferne Walker and Dr. William Shoemaker (orthopedic surgeon from San Diego). These two individuals left behind incredible legacies and the event honors them by providing strength, encouragement and support for those who are continuing the fight against cancer. Take a stand against cancer on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. at the Marriott Del Mar Grand Ballroom. It will be a night to remember. 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales, donations and the silent auction will go directly to the American Cancer Society and will be specifically earmarked for research. Purchase tickets at

The Grand Del Mar receives coveted five-diamond rating BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Three San Diego-area hotels and one restaurant received the coveted AAA five-diamond rating, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced recently. The hotels are The Grand Del Mar, The Lodge at Torrey Pines and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Addison at The Grand Del Mar was one of only two restaurants in Southern California to be awarded five diamonds.


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Four Troop 782 members achieve top Eagle Scout rank BY KATHY DAY Consider this: About 2 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve Eagle rank. In Troop 782, four of the 40 members just achieved that goal. “That’s a little unusual,” said Richard McGuire, scoutmaster for the troop that includes youth from Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carmel Valley. “Usually we have one in a year.” Three of the new Eagle Scouts – James Hunter, Noah Toyonaga and Nick Post – have been together since they were Cub Scouts. The fourth, Adam Woodnutt, joined them when he and his friends moved up from Cubs. Once the boys set out on their path to Scout’s highest rank, they must select a project, design it, raise funds for, recruit volunteers and execute it. Along the way they learn a lot about themselves while building their leadership skills, a point noted by all four of the newly minted Eagles. From the youngest – James, who was 15 when he completed his project and recently turned 17, to the oldest, Noah, who turns 18 on Feb. 3 — they all faced challenges along the way. But each said that made the

Troop 782’s newest Eagle Scouts are Adam Woodnutt, James Hunter, Nick Post and Noah Toyonaga. COURTESY learning process more valuable. “I learned a lot and got more insight into what the world is like,” said James, a sophomore at Torrey Pines High School. He had to get permits, approval from the school and interact with company officials as he built and installed eight benches on his school’s tennis courts. Noah, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy who built and installed bat boxes in the San Dieguito River Park , said Scouting “was a pretty big factor in shaping who I am. ... You learn to tie knots and build tents, but you also learn character and leadership skills and working with others.” Adam, a 16-year-old CCA junior who repaired and replaced stairs and part of a trail in San Dieguito Park, said he learned a lot about organizational skills. “The biggest chal-

lenge was finding the right time and getting everyone there,” he said. Nick, also 16 and a junior at San Dieguito Academy, installed benches and river rocks around his school’s veterans’ memorial to protect it from students who sat on it and skateboarders who used it as a spot for tricks. He said leading adults was a big part of his learning process. “Some were not necessarily completely receptive,” he said. And then there were the younger Scouts “who didn’t want to work.” Here’s a bit more about each of the boys and their projects: • James Hunter: A member of the TPHS tennis team who lives in Del Mar, he picked courtside benches as his project after talking with the coaches. He had first planned to redo the benches outside, but the coach said the players would appreciate having some on the courts, he said. He raised money by contacting members of the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams and arranged for donations to go through the school’s See TROOP, Page B9

The site of some of Adam Woodnutt’s trail work. (Inset: Adam with rangers.)

James Hunter at one of his benches.


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Noah Toyonaga (far right) built and installed bat boxes in the San Dieguito River Park.

the service academy — knew from the get-go that he wanted to do something for the military. After coming up with that idea between eighth and ninth grade, he realized two years ago while waiting for his mom one day after school that the veterans’ memorial was it. “I saw skaterboarders doing tricks off the memorial,” he said, adding that he also noticed there wasn’t much seating around the 10-year-old wall that pays tribute to graduates killed in wartime. With his principal open to the idea of adding benches, off he went. Initially he wanted to do precast concrete with Trex slats, but the cost and complexity turned the project in a different direction. Instead, he settled on a simpler, U-shaped design made from a smooth concrete that is not very porous so if anyone paints graffiti on them, it scrubs off easily, Nick said. He got donations from Home Depot in San Marcos, the San Dieguito Academy Foundation, local vets’ groups and service clubs along with a lot of small donations for his two-sided benches that enable students to look at or away from the memorial. The project, he said, “was long and difficult. That’s the idea – to demon-

strate leadership and overcome adversity.” Noting that he is proud of himself for getting the Eagle rank, he said he learned different techniques in leading people. “It’s not just about dishing out orders,” he added, noting that he sometimes thought about the axiom, “If you want it done right do it yourself” but resisted the temptation. “Delegating is a big part of leadership.” • Adam Woodnutt: The Carmel Valley resident has always been a trailblazer, Scoutmaster McGuire said. But this time, he wasn’t hiking trails — he was repairing them. He took out a flight of stairs in San Dieguito Park, regraded the slope and installed new steps. His project also entailed installing French drains and water bars to improve drainage near the steps and grading a switchback to make it easier to get to them. He picked his project from a list of suggested projects and off he went. Finding the right time and getting everyone there – about 20 people helped out – there were his biggest challenges during the six months he worked on the trail. Overall, Adam said, “It went fairly smoothly.” With a future in neurosciences or the cognitive sci-


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‘Chasing the Song’ is high note in Playhouse’s DNA New Work Series BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT What’s the next hot ticket at the La Jolla Playhouse? It may well be “Chasing the Song,” a new musical exploring the world of pop music in the early 1960s, by award-winning book writer/lyricist Joe DiPietro and composer David Bryan. The dynamic duo is best known for “Memphis,” about a white DJ airing black music in the 1950s, which was staged at the Playhouse in 2008 and scored four Tonys on Broadway in 2010. “They’re an extraordinary team,” said Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley, who helmed “Memphis” in La Jolla and New York and is now directing “Chasing the Song,” scheduled for its first public readings — with four pianos! — Jan. 25 and 26, at the Potiker Theatre on the USCD campus. “Joe DiPietro has decades of experience in theater and is smarter than anyone I know about story,” Ashley said of the writer, with whom he has done two other shows. “And David Bryan, who toured for years as keyboardist with the rock band Bon Jovi, brings a wonderful freshness of spirit. This is still a new adventure for him.” It will be an adventure for audiences too, part of a six-week array of plays-in-progress, Jan.

Book writer/lyricist Joe DiPietro, La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley and composer David Bryan are the powers behind ‘Chasing the Song,’ which will have a staged reading Jan. 25 and 26 as part of the Playhouse’s DNA New Work Series. COURTESY 24-March 3, which the Playhouse is calling the DNA New Work Series. “As the place to look for what’s next in American theater, cultivating and developing new works is in our DNA,” Ashley said. “Now we’re pulling back the curtain and letting the audience see how we put a play together.” The DNA plays may be short on sets and costumes, and actors may have scripts in hand, but the

series promises an insider’s look at the creative process. And the high note of the series is “Chasing the Song,” an insider’s look at the process of creating hit songs. The action takes place in Manhattan’s legendary Brill Building, which was headquarters for music publishers, labels and agencies in the big band era of the ‘30s and ‘40s, and continued putting out the top pop sounds in the ‘50s and ‘60s with hit-makers like Carole

King, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, and Neil Diamond. The story is about a struggling music publisher and an ambitious young songwriter who make their way to the top of the charts before the Beatles come along and change the game. The DNA series will also include workshop productions of two non-musical plays: “The Tall Girls,” a drama by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Juliette Carrillo (Jan. 24–Feb. 3), brings the bright hope of a girls’ basketball team to a desolate town aptly named Poor Prairie. And “Brahman/i, A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show,” by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jeremy Cohen (Feb. 21–March 3), presents a precocious sixth-grader who talks about being “intersex,” or in the words of his traditional Indian aunt, a hijra. Each play will have eight performances in the Makineni Play Development Center. But wait, there’s more: six free readings (Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 15-16), ranging from local favorite Monique Gaffney’s “Being Henrietta,” about a poor black woman whose cancer cells became one of the most important tools in medicine, to the family-friendly “The Boy at the Edge of Everything,” by Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. If you’re a theater-lover, you

If you go What: DNA New Work Series When: Jan. 24-March 3 Where: La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD campus Information: (858) 550-1010 Web: Staged Reading: “Chasing the Song,” Potiker Theatre, 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26; $10-$20 Workshop Productions: ‘The Tall Girls,’ Makineni, Play Development Center, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-Feb. 3; $5-$15 and ‘Brahman/i” Makineni Play Development Center, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-March 3; $5-$15 Free Readings: 7:30 p.m. Reserve seats at (858) 550-1010 • ‘Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl, Feb. 7 • ‘Daphne’s Dive by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Feb. 8 •’The Who & the What’ by Ayad Akhtar, Feb. 9 • ‘Being Henrietta’ by Monique Gaffney Feb. 15 • ‘The Boy at the Edge of Everything’ by Finegan Kruckemeyer, 2 p.m. Feb. 16 • ‘The Consultant’ by Heidi Schreck, 7:30, Feb. 16 won’t want to miss any of these adventures in play-making. The letters to remember in the next six weeks? Definitely DNA!

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Cutler-Shaw exhibit at Athenaeum combines nature and science BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT For the past 40 years, Joyce Cutler-Shaw has been exhibiting her drawings, artist’s books and installations at museums and libraries around the world. The artist, who has called La Jolla home since 1959, is currently showing an impressive selection of her slide-out, large-format and “tunnel” books at the Athenaeum, in “What Comes to Mind: Nature-Human Nature and Visual Translation.” At the Jan. 11 opening, more than 100 art-lovers gathered to admire the exhibit, which continues from the main gallery into the North Reading Room and includes a 10-foot-tall walkin book that super-sizes an image from Cutler-Shaw’s original “Garden of Wild

If you go What: ‘What Comes To Mind: Nature/Human Nature and Visual Translation by Joyce Cutler-Shaw’ When: On view 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 9. Closed Sundays, Mondays. Where: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Admission: Free Contact: (858) 4545872 Website: ljathenaeum. org

Birds and Grasses.” Another, more permanent, version of this piece is on view at the gateway to Stonecrest Village, a housing development in San Diego, in the form of a pair of steel sculptures expressing the artist’s concern with the interplay of natural landscapes and built environments. “My subjects are human identity and the natural world,” she wrote in an artist’s statement. “My themes are evolution, survival and transformation: from reptile into bird, from mammal to human, and from human, perhaps, to humane.” Cutler-Shaw, who is artist-in-residence at UCSD School of Medicine, is fascinated with anatomy, and the exhibit includes a small sample of her “Alphabet of

Bones,” a unique calligraphy inspired by her detailed drawings of the leg bones of a messenger pigeon. But the most captivating works here are four wallmounted tunnel books, framed by her own brain scans, that invite the viewer to contemplate a loop of videotaped “memory pictures” within; it’s the artist’s

Right: A trio of architects: Rob Quigley, Janice Kay Batter and Michael Batter. way of showing how the brain accumulates images from the past, becoming a storehouse of personal and cultural memories. Also on display are “Limbs and Trunks,” threedimensional drawings underscoring the connections between humans and trees,

and “What Shall We Do When the River Runs Dry,” wall-mounted slide-out books that act as a visual meditation on the dwindling supply of our most precious resource, water. Visitors are encouraged to open drawers and peer into cases to discover some of the artist’s interesting but lower-profile works.

This is not CutlerShaw’s first show at the Athenaeum, which has a number of her pieces in its permanent collection and was part of a four-library retrospective of her work in 2003. But it’s a show well worth seeing: “What Comes to Mind” will give you plenty to marvel at and think about.

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‘The Brothers Size’ will heat up the stage at the Old Globe BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT One of the hottest names in theater these days is playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, a graduate of Yale School of Drama, member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, resident playwright at New York’s New Dramatists and London’s Royal Shakespeare Company, and a multiple award-winner on both sides of the Atlantic. Now “The Brothers Size,� for which he won the first New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, is coming to the Old Globe Theatre January 26. Originally staged at Yale, where the playwright, director Tea Alagi , and actor Gilbert Owuor were at school together, the play had its New York premiere in 2007, at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Part of McCraney’s “Brothers/Sisters� trilogy, three passionate, poetic pieces set in Louisiana’s bayou country that all started out at Yale, it has since been performed at theaters around the world. This will be its first showing in Southern California. Pulsing to the beat of African drums, “The Brothers Size� is about two brothers

Composer/percussionist Jonathan Melville Pratt (far left) and director Tea Alagic (center) with the cast of ‘The Brothers Size’: (from left) Antwayn Hopper, Okieriete Onaodowan and Gilbert Owuor. PHOTO/HENRY DIROCCO who are opposites in nature: the older one, Ogun, is the hardworking owner of an auto-repair shop, while the younger, Oshoosi, a newlyreleased ex-con, is a carefree drifter about to be shaken up by a visit from an old prison friend. The characters are contemporary, but they’re informed by West African mythology, with names derived from Yoruban deities:

Ogun, god of iron and metalwork; Oshoosi, a hunter-god and solitary seeker; and Elegba, god of mischief. Gilbert Owuor, who originated the part of Ogun at Yale, and played it in New York and Washington D.C., is no stranger to “The Brothers Size.� But this time, he’s performing with different actors. “That changes everything,� he said. “I have to

step away from the world I was used to and approach the play in reference to the new actors, as if it were the first time. I have to ask new questions, try to find new things—it’s amazing how, with good writing, you can endlessly find new things. It’s very exciting and refreshing.� Director Tea Alagi ’s style is exciting too. “I had

the pleasure of working with her at Yale, doing everything from Brecht to Shakespeare to Tarrell McCraney,� Owuor said. “She’s very much about the manifestation of character through physicality, encouraging actors to truly embody their roles.� Part of the play is stylized movement, both athletic and dance-like, and the ever-present drumming. “It elevates everything to a different dimension,� Owuor said. “Our words are contemporary, but the music creates a sense of awesome power underneath. The drums are really another element, the African side, the side of worship and transcendence.� Composer/percussionist Jonathan Melville Pratt first worked with the play’s original cast in New York. Now, at the Globe, he too is making changes, rewriting the score to fit the new trio of actors. “The Brothers Size� is an unusual play about family, and what we do for those who are most important to us. “Bring someone you love to watch the play with you,� Owuor suggested. “If you have a brother, come with him.�

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Production Update Shortly before the play was scheduled to open, Gilbert Owuor had to withdraw from the company due to a family emergency. The part of Ogun will be taken by Joshua Elijah Reese, who played the role in the West Coast premiere of ‘The Brother/Sister Plays’ at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre and most recently in a South African tour with Syracuse Stage.





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New Pacifica executive chef keeps cuisine classy and casual BY CLAIRE HARLIN Stephanie O’Mary-Berwald has a degree in English Literature, but it was during college nearly 15 years ago when she discovered her real career passion — food — that has carried her to where she is today, working as the new executive chef at one of Del Mar’s most well-known culinary institutions, Pacifica Del Mar. But it wasn’t easy getting there. As a sophomore at Columbia University in New York City, O’Mary-Berwald became inspired to step into the culinary world after talking to friends who worked in restaurants and loved their jobs. She was 19 and had no experience, but she set her heart on working in celebrity chef Todd English’s iconic New York restaurant Olives — a high-end venue that doesn’t just hire anyone. So, O’Mary-Berwald took an interesting approach — repeatedly calling every day for at least a month asking for a job. “They would just get sick of me calling and calling. They knew it was me, and every time they’d say to call back,” she said. “I was thinking at one point I would get someone who would say ‘Yes, there’s an opening.’” Finally a chef offered the student an unpaid position, and she happily worked for free in the kitchen for a year before being offered an hourly wage. “Back then, that’s the way you got into the business,” she said. “You just kind of slaved away.” Her experience training under English, who hosts the PBS travel series “Food Trip” and has authored numerous books, launched her into an education at the French Culinary Institute in New York and then heading up several highly coveted restaurants, from New York to Washington

Stephanie O’Mary-Berwald D.C. to Los Angeles. Joining the Pacifica Del Mar team last fall was a fitting transition for O’Mary-Berwald, and a big step for the restaurant that has sat atop the Del Mar Plaza for more than 20 years. Chris Idso had become known as the executive chef there for more than a decade, and his promotion to managing partner of the restaurant left his former culinary position open for the right person. And when a hospitality industry headhunter brought O’Mary-Berwald to Pacifica, management knew they were putting the kitchen in the right hands. “It was perfect. Our backgrounds were similar and we talked about food in the

same way,” said O’Mary-Berwald of Idso, adding that she had a lot to learn filling the shoes of such a longstanding culinary staple in the community. “We both like to work in high volume and still maintain the integrity of the food.” O’Mary-Berwald said many upscale eateries are low volume because it’s hard to produce high quality at a large volume, looking at every plate before it gets placed in front of a guest. At Pacifica, however, that’s the standard that has been set over the years. “You have to do high volume for a business to succeed, but as chefs, you have to do that same level of food that gets you excited,” she said. The daughter of a mother from Lima, Peru, and father from Arkansas, O’Mary-Berwald said she was highly influenced by food — a mixture of Southern and Peruvian — growing up. But her own style has morphed into being very ingredient-driven and Italianinfluenced, she said. “I want people to enjoy their food in a casual environment, and I really compare what I do at Pacifica to the style of Del Mar itself — upscale but relaxed,” said

O’Mary-Berwald. “That juxtaposition of things is good in that it’s classy, but still a beach town. You can come in wearing flip-flops and jeans and feel like you’re at home.” O’Mary-Berwald said she has been revamping the dessert menu at Pacifica, transitioning from the traditional cookie plate to macarons and adding some more modern yet nostalgic items such as red velvet cheesecake and a white almond milk panna cotta. She also said she is taking advantage of California’s year-round fresh ingredients by adding seasonal items like a kabocha squash ravioli. But one of the most important things about joining Pacifica is understanding that the customers have been coming back to the restaurant for years — just as many of the employees have been with the company for a decade or more. When you have a solid team and no imminent need for change, she said, you have to keep things fresh and new without taking away the Pacifica qualities that people have loved for so long. “It’s nice to have people who have been coming here for so long,” she said. “That’s why we keep a lot of the classics on the menu that will never change.” For more information, as well as daily specials ranging from $7 martinis to all-night happy hour, visit

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) 4540347. For more information, visit warwicks.indiebound. com/event/al-gore



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Family Science Night at Sage Canyon School Sage Canyon School recently presented its eighth annual Family Science Fair in the school’s MUR. The event is an opportunity for the students of Sage Canyon and their families to present what they have accomplished together. Two Open House-style Family Science Nights were held on Jan. 15 and Jan. 17. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Mikayla Bednorz with her project ‘Pop That Corn!’

Stirling Dorrance with her Lava Lamp project.

Max Chan with his project ‘Conductors of Electricity’

Max Enriquez with his project ‘Which Lubricant Reduces Friction the Most?’

Dimitri Collas with his project ‘How Does Wing Shape Affect Lift?’

Conor Sefkow with his project ‘What’s the Fastest Way to Cool a Soda?’

Teresa Perez with her project ‘How Does Tap Water Compare to Bottle Water’

Carina Moore with her project ‘Does the Type of Water Affect a Plant’s Growth?’

Nathaniel Shalev with his project ‘Levitating Magnets’

Anika Haig with her project ‘Which Brand of Battery Lasts the Longest?’

Zoe Antenoff with her project ‘Will Different Types of Bread Affect How Fast or Slow it Molds?’

The Sage Canyon multi-use room was full of interesting projects.


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Cinema Society hosts evening of award-winning short films BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT If you’re a filmaholic, you’ve probably heard about the Cinema Society, and its director, Andy Friedenberg, who founded the Society in 1984. Having moved to San Diego from Chicago, where he was Regional Marketing Director for Columbia Pictures, he wanted to create a way for local film-lovers to meet, watch movies together, and talk about what they saw. “That first year, we started out with 32 people — my mother, my father, and 30 of their friends,” he said. “Now we have over 800 members.” For the past 15 years, MCASD’s Sherwood Auditorium has been the site of the Society’s popular Evening of Award-Winning Short Films. This year, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, they will be screening nine films from seven different countries. “We scout the planet to find the most interesting films,” said Friedenberg, who mostly finds his awardwinning shorts at other film

If you go What: Evening of short films When: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 Where: Sherwood Auditorium, MCASD, 700 Prospect St. Tickets: $20 List of films: http:// www.cinemasociety. com/prg/prg193.html Information, (619) 280-1600, ext. 6

festivals. Some of his personal favorites this year: • The multi-award-winning, Oscar-nominated “Asad,” a 16-minute South African film about a young boy who dreams of being a fisherman. Filmmaker Matt Lefebvre will be present at the screenings. • “ Abiogenesis,” a 4-minute animated sci-fi fantasy from New Zealand. “I created the film on a standard desktop computer in my parents’ garage,” said filmmaker Richard Mans. It

took him four years to complete, and has now been shown at over 30 festivals around the world. • ”What You Looking At?” a 9-minute film from the U.K., about a Muslim woman stuck on an elevator with a drag queen. There will be two showings of the films, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Filmmakers — or their surrogates — will introduce each film, and take questions at the end of the evening. The program runs about two hours, and most of the seats will be filled by Cinema Society members, but La Jolla Light readers are invited to attend at the members’ guest price of $20. If the films whet your appetite for some travelling “cinematic adventures,” Friedenberg also leads trips to film-and-theater hot spots, here and abroad. Upcoming destinations include Academy Headquarters in Beverly Hills (Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards) and a New York City Theater and Cinema Tour (April 20-26).

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January 24, 2013

Carmel Del Mar International Potluck Dinner


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TERRACE continued from page B3 dozing, local residents united with conservation groups to form a grassroots effort to save some of the natural land around them. Through dances, bake sales, and national media attention, they were able to raise matching funds for a $900,000 grant from the state to purchase 197 acres containing the white and red sandstone bluffs that form the backdrop of the Terrace. This area was donated to the state and named the Torrey Pines Reserve Extension. A nature education trail was built through the efforts of Carol Mason, an elementary school teacher. Now, generations of children have grown up on the Terrace, walked to Del Mar Heights school on that trail, and discovered wildlife in the Extension. The quirky nature of the subdivision attracted architects and landscapers, and unusual houses began to spring up in the 1970s and 1980s, designed by Batter Kay, Sim Bruce Richards and others. Ted Smith constructed several of his renowned Go Homes, multifamily dwellings organized around a common kitchen. Ed Smith built a 12-sided house at the top of the Terrace in which he lived until his recent death. Today, from A-frames and surf shacks to enormous masterpieces, the houses of the Terrace are each unique. The topography of the area poses particular construction challenges, such as holding houses onto the sandstone cliffs or fitting them into oddly-shaped lots. The streets in the Terrace have retained their original 1913 layout, including the popular walking “loop” around the junction of Via Grimaldi and Via Latina at the highest point in the neighborhood. In the 1950s, only Carmel Valley Road, then called County Road, was paved, so the Terrace streets were sandy quagmires that turned into mud holes when it rained and blanketed everything with dust when it was dry. After severe flooding and wash-

January 24, 2013 outs in the 1960s, a temporary paving was put on. Because the streets were substandard, they were not routinely maintained and were frequently in disrepair. In 1992, the city of San Diego proposed an improvement plan for the streets including installing sidewalks, storm drains, and street lights. Residents resisted, hoping to preserve the original feel of the neighborhood and avoid widening the streets. Following neighborhood meetings and petitions, the City and the residents agreed that a special district would be formed permitting street paving without sidewalks or storm drains. The agreement is still in place today, to the delight of dog-walkers and night sky watchers. In the late 1990s, another special district was formed to assess residents for the undergrounding of overhead wires. Many residents on the upper streets participated while those on the flatter streets have retained their telephone poles and lines, offering local birds, including herons, a place to perch. Children raised in the Terrace in the 1960s were acutely aware of its outsider status. With a postal address in Del Mar but located in the city of San Diego, life in the Terrace didn’t fit either the high-class Del Mar lifestyle or the urban San Diego environment. These kids banded together as the “Terrace Rats,” and tattooed themselves with “TR”s, as commemorated in Bonnie Zobell’s writing about the local scene in The Reader. They share memories of horned lizards, tumbleweeds, and Slide Rock, one of the sandstone bluffs worn into grooves from the sliding good times of local children. Although the Terrace offers a modern appearance on a quick drive-through, its long history and uneven development becomes apparent during any significant infrastructure project. Sewers are frequently cleaned and maintained for problems associated with aging and to battle against Torrey Pine tree roots. Homeowners discover inconsistent historical property records or a


confusing array of pipes and electrical work under their yards. One resident, planning a remodeling project, was told by a local surveyor, “Establish a property line in the Terrace? Well, the first thing you do is hang up and call Dial-a-Prayer.” As construction and growth continues in the neighborhood, and as property values have risen, disagreements arise between neighbors over construction height, view impingement, setbacks, and clearances. But, as these disputes are resolved and plans are curtailed and modified, resulting in lowered ceilings, asymmetrical decks and strange rooflines, the neighborhood adds to its nonconformist appearance and pays homage to its eclectic past. About the authors: Maryruth Cox and Jennifer Crittenden are both residents of the Del Mar Terrace, Maryruth for 60 years and Jennifer for a mere 15. They are working on a book of the history of the Terrace.

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“Pretzel” is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1-1/2 year old, 13 pound, Terrier mix. Pretzel was transferred to RCHS from another animal shelter through the FOCAS program. He’s a little bit shy at first before he shows his happy, playful side. Meet Pretzel at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to Call 760-753-6413 for more information or to sponsor Pretzel until he’s adopted. Kennels and Cattery open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.

TROOP continued from page B9 er, built the boxes, and used his own money and money from Troop 782’s greenery sales to pay for his project. He, too, gathered up about 20 of his friends, family and other Scouts to help him out. Although he’s president of the Canyon Crest Science Olympiad team and has held other leadership roles, he said, improving those skills is “something I try to work on.” Noah, who has just completed 10 college essays, said he isn’t sure yet what his career path will be. “I haven’t rule out anything,” he said, “I can see myself studying literature or the humanities or science. … Whatever interests me I pursue it.” Noah’s interests include science, math and guitar. For these boys to have made Eagle Scout is a major accomplishment, their scoutmaster said. “It takes a lot of focus to make it. I’m proud of these guys.” To learn more about Troop 782, go to

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January 24, 2013

Family Science Night at Solana Highlands


olana Highands Elementary School recently held a Family Science Night for third- and fourth-graders to exhibit their unique scientific accomplishments. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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Battlefields and Boardrooms Solutions were on the minds of game-changing entrepreneurs and active-duty military personnel who came together at Pacifica Del Mar Restaurant on Jan. 16 for the launch of a new program. Two companies, Gen Next and Disruptive Thinkers, launched their mission to bring civilian and military cultures together in a collaboration and exchange of useful ideas that can affect growth and change in each environment. See story on page 14 of this newspaper. Photos/Jon Clark Benjamin Bosanac, Mike Aron

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Center For Integrative Wellness: A CBT Specialty Group Located at: 5348 Carroll Canyon Rd., Ste. 101, San Diego, CA, 92121, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was 05/01/11. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sabina Sehgal, 5348 Carroll Canyon Rd., Ste. 101, San Diego, CA 92121. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/31/2012. Sabina Sehgal. CV435. Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-033263 Fictitious Business Name(s): InďŹ nite Brand Growth Located at: 3417 Caminito Santa 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 court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to ďŹ le a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can ďŹ nd these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the ďŹ ling fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not ďŹ le your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonproďŹ t legal services program. You can locate these nonproďŹ t groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The

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courts lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decider en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesza por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es possible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por

incumpilmiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales Es recommendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, pueda llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin ďŹ nes de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin ďŹ nes de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www., en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en cantacto con la corte o el colegio de abagados locales. AVISO: por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de dericho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is:


NORTH COAST (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Central Division 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff without attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Joseph A. Howell (Bar #140710) Law Offices of Joseph A. Howell 7855 Ivanhoe Ave., Suite 408 La Jolla, CA 92037 Fax No.: (805) 459-1005 Phone No.: (858) 459-2603 DATE (fecha): Sep 13, 2012 Clerk (Secretario), by B. Orihuela, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. CV434 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 3013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-033766 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Native Gourmet Inc. b. Native Wines DBA Located at: 910 Morse St., Oceanside, CA, 92054, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Native Gourmet Inc., 910 Morse St., Oceanside, CA 92054, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/31/2012. Chris A. Lobo. DM838. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-033474 Fictitious Business Name(s): BB Bastidas Located at: 219 Fredricks Ave., Oceanside, CA, 92058, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 331 La Purisma Way, Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 12/27/12. This business is hereby registered by the following: Bryan Joseph Bastidas, 219 Fredricks Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/27/2012. Bryan Joseph Bastidas. DM837. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00088239-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 220 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 Central Courthouse PETITION OF: Erkan Scott Yanc for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Erkan Scott Yanc filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Erkan Scott Yanc to Proposed Name Scott Archon Morgan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written

January 24, 2013 objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 8, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 52. The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News. Date: 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, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Bon Young Ku to Proposed Name Jenna Bonyoung Ku. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 8, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 46. The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News. Date: Dec. 27, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV432. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-033368 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. RGBio b. RG Biopharma Located at: 3550 General Atomics Court, 2-129, San Diego, CA 92121, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 08/23/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ruth A. Gjerset, 3550 General Atomics Court 2-129, San Diego, CA

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SOLANA BEACH 417 South Sierra #173 Julie Swartz-PDR, Inc.

with large walk-in closet. $3,200 monthly

La Costa Area Sun 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 245-5524


$2,250,000 5BR/4.5BA

17136 El Mirador Deb Weir-Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (619) 540-5487

$2,795,000 6BR/5.5BA

17445 Circa Oriente B. & J. Campbell-Coldwell Banker

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

$3,700,000-$4,200,000 7012 Rancho La Cima Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 8BR/10.5BA K. Ann Brizolis/host: C. Horn-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355

To see a full list of open house listings go to and


3 Bedroom • 2.5 Baths • 2,770 SF • 15 car garage Fantastic and unique property at La Costa Estates. A single level, custom built Tuscan style home with beautiful great room features awesome views of La Costa and the Pacific Ocean. This home features 3 bedrooms, office and outside viewing deck with fireplace. Numerous upgrades! You have it all! Under your home is the ultimate toy box and only the owner knows what will be inside. With a 15 car garage and helicopter landing, you can keep all your toys at home. Handicap access to the front doo Offered at $1,300,000



January 24, 2013

We want to sell your home!         

Charles Moore (858)395-7525

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Sales Awards - Top 1% Internationally Carmel Valley Specialists 9 out of 10 of our listing are in Carmel Valley Carmel Valley residents since 1988 Customized Marketing Program Staging Services Good Communication - speak directly with us Strong Negotiators Relocation Specialists

13448 Geinger Glen Rd Call 858-395-7525 for showing $1,062,888 Exceptional Santa Rosa plan 1 in Pacific Highlands Ranch area. Located on a corner lot adjacent to open space with views! This home has rich dark wood cabinetry with nickel pulls throughout, distressed hardwood & limestone flooring. Gourmet kitchen with Viking Stainless appliances, Granite slab countertops, Central Vacuum, Tankless water heater, Custom closets, 1BR/BA, opt. room down, 3BR plus loft & library up. Access to private Recreation Center, close to schools and parks. Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Sq. Ft. 3,238 - To see more photos, virtual tour, floorplan & features.

13016 Chambord Way $939,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Sq. Ft. 2,724



D L SO 4860 Algonquin Ct $998,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Sq. Ft. 3,020

4358 Philbrook Sq $1,295,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 3.5 Sq. Ft. 4,005

Del Mar Windmill Estates Project SOLD OUT

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