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Volume XVI, Issue 41
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Oct. 18, 2012 Published Weekly
Design review, roundabouts issues raised at Del Mar Prop J meeting
■ The Del Mar Foundation Children’s Committee held its popular Beach Bonfire Spooktacular. Page B12
■ Canyon Crest Academy to host 48-hour film festival. Page B2
BY CLAIRE HARLIN If you live in Del Mar, you’ve probably received your fair share of political signs, mailers or visits from campaigners, but if you’re like the some 30 residents who attended a city question-and-answer session about Prop J on Oct. 16, you might also have a fair share
of questions. The city held a public workshop to answer questions regarding the Nov. 6 ballot measure, a plan that will guide revitalization efforts in downtown Del Mar, implementing a number of changes, including a height limit increase, roundabouts and a parking structure.
For much of the meeting, residents crowded around Seth Torma, a traffic engineer with Katz, Okitsu & Associates, to inquire about the plan’s proposal to reduce Camino del Mar from four to two lanes and install roundabout traffic circles. Several attendees expressed concern that emer-
See MEETING, Page 6
• Construction to wrap up in March BY CLAIRE HARLIN After responding to overwhelming community opposition by scrapping a plan to decrease east Lomas Santa Fe Drive from four lanes to two lanes, the City of Solana Beach is breezing through the approval process of a new traffic calming plan, with the Solana Beach City Council on Oct. 10 unanimously voting to award a construction contract of $285,780 to PAL General Engineering Inc. Previously approved by the council on March 14, the plan consists of two years in the making and includes a number of roadway changes, to be completed in March. On Highland Drive, from Sun Valley to Lomas Santa Fe, the city will construct a curb, gutter and sidewalk on the west side and widen
the east side, adding a bike lane south of the entrance to San Dieguito Park. Plans also include restriping to add a two-way left turn median there. Highland Drive from Lomas Santa Fe to Via La Senda will see the raising of medians and the restriping to include bike lanes. Lomas Santa Fe just west of Highland will feature curb ramp pop-outs. Ladder-style crosswalks will also be placed on Highland Drive at the intersections of Sun Valley, Via La Senda and Lomas Santa Fe. Eleven companies came forward in the bidding process, and PAL was the least expensive. Located in UTC, PAL specializes in asphalt maintenance, concrete construction and other service like ADA compliance and excavation.
Polo Club, city hold ‘positive’ first meeting to discuss interim lease BY JOE TASH Representatives of the San Diego Polo Club and the city of San Diego held an initial meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, to discuss an extension of the club’s lease for the city-owned property it occupies at El Camino Real and Via de la Valle. Club officials met with Jim Barwick, director of the city’s real estate assets division, to discuss the lease extension. The club’s 26-year lease expired in March, and
since then it has occupied the property on a month-tomonth basis. “It was a very positive meeting, and what both sides are working towards is an interim lease, a 36-month interim lease and we’re confident we’re going to be able to get that knocked out within the next 60 days,” said Steve Lewandowski, a club spokesman. The city announced last See POLO, Page 6
Jake’s Del Mar hosted its 30th Annual Jake’s Del Mar Beach Fun Run on Oct. 13. Proceeds from the race will be donated by the Jake’s Del Mar Legacy of Aloha Program to the Del Mar Lifeguard Association for its various programs. See page B13. (Right) Garrett and Kaden. Photos/Jon Clark
SB School District names new school in CV BY KAREN BILLING The Solana Beach School District’s seventh school, located in Carmel Valley’s Pacific Highlands Ranch, now has a new name and identity: Solana Ranch Elementary. The school district board made the decision on the name at its Oct. 11 meeting after a community naming contest brought in 202 possible names, 105 of which were unique. (The board selected from a list of proposed names vetted through the
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Savahanna and Brieanna Walsh submitted the winning school name, Solana Ranch.
School #7 Design Committee.) The decision to go with Solana Ranch was met with excitement by two young Solana Highlands students in attendance who submitted the name: sisters Savahanna and Brieanna Walsh. The final names included Pacific Highlands Ranch, Solana Canyon/Solana Canyon Ranch, Gonzales Canyon Elementary School and Solana Ridge. See SCHOOL, Page 6
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project Environmental Impact Report. City manager Scott Huth answered questions about parking and Mark Delin addressed finance issues. The format of the event was casual and allowed residents to sit at a table with city officials and ask questions in a personal
Jake’s Fun Run
Solana Beach moves forward on east Lomas Santa Fe roadway changes
See ROADWAY, Page 6
■ Local artist completes Cannonball Endurance Run. Page 8
gency vehicles wouldn’t be able to circle the roundabouts with ease, and Torma showed a video of two large firetrucks circling the roundabout that’s on Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. Bobbi Herdes, an environmental specialist with Recon, was on hand to answer questions regarding the
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Meet the Solana Beach School District board candidates
Three candidates are vying for two open seats on the Solana Beach School District Board in the Nov. 6 election: Richard Leib (incumbent), James Summers and Julie Union. Below are candidate photos, bios and answers to two questions given to them by this newspaper. Name: Richard Leib Years living in the School District: My family and I have lived in Solana Beach for almost 17 years. Profession/education: Professional: •Co-founder of Liquid Environmental Solutions, a nationwide environmental services and recycling company that specializes in sustainability and waste to energy. •Currently serve as Executive Richard Leib Vice President and General Counsel for the Company. •My three business partners (which include local residents Alan Viterbi and Dana King) and I started the company 10 years ago and it now operates in over 30 states. •Prior to this company my three business partners and I owned and operated a company in the transportation sector where I also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. We sold this business to a division of Lockheed Martin in 2001. Education •B.A. UC Santa Barbara (1979) •M.A. Claremont Graduate School in Public Policy Analysis (1988) • J.D. Loyola Law School (1989) •Admitted to the California Bar (1989) Community activities: •Elected to the Solana Beach School Board (2008) •Currently serve as Vice President of the Solana Beach School Board •Served on the Solana Beach Soccer Board for approximately four years •Coached soccer for the Solana Beach Soccer Club for See LEIB, page 10
Name: James Summers Years living in Solana Beach School District: I have lived in both Carmel Valley and Solana Beach for a total of 28 years Profession/education: Retired teacher, 26 years in Solana Beach School District, at Skyline School and Solana Highlands Elementary. Community activities: Past President of Solana Beach Teachers Associa- James Summers tion, former member of California Teachers Association State Council, former CTA Political Involvement Chair for San Diego County, founding member of San Diego Veterans for Peace (and current member of VFP Executive Committee),member and former Presiding Clerk of La Jolla Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 1. What do you think are the biggest issues facing Solana Beach School District? Education, whether at the classroom or the district level, is a function of community. The best way to insure the continued success of our schools and students is to strengthen that community. As elected representatives of the parents, children and taxpayers of Solana Beach, that task belongs to the school board. While a corps of committed volunteers is one of the district’s greatest strengths, outreach is also necessary, to include those whose involvement may be limited by their life circumstances — single parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, or those who may feel excluded by accent, English skills, ethnicity, or unfamiliarity with life in an American school. Our committed teachers and support staff need strong support as well, from a board that listens carefully to their concerns. We should also be thinking beyond our traditional two neighborhood approach to board representation and make sure we actively See SUMMERS, page 14
Name: Julie Union Years living in the Solana Beach School District: 15 years Profession/education: •Community Volunteer (1997-present) •Small Business Owner (19952002) Treasured Moments Photography •Senior Account Manager (1988-1995) Creative Promotional Services •Bachelor of Science Degree in Julie Union Business Administration from San Diego State University Community activities: •Parent Teacher Association (PTA): Vice President of Volunteers, Solana Pacific (2012-present) President, Carmel Creek (2010-2012) Chairman, International Potluck and Performances (2008-2011) Vice President of Volunteers, Carmel Creek (2008-2009) Yearbook Chairman (2004-2005) •Girl Scouts: Regional/Local Troop Leader (1997- present) •Athletic Team Liaison, Canyon Crest Academy Foundation (2006-2010) •Carmel Valley/Del Mar Youth Soccer Supporter (1997-present) 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Solana Beach School district? Fiscal Planning: While the Solana Beach School District has been exceptionally well run by district leadership with the foresight to prepare for this economic downturn by See UNION, page 14
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New businesses to open Police on the lookout for man at Flower Hill Promenade loitering near local high schools
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BY CLAIRE HARLIN A sister to the popular downtown restaurant Cucina Urbana will take the place of the former Paradise Grill at the Flower Hill Promenade, owners recently announced. Cucina Enoteca will open in May 2013, following the opening of Whole Foods in February. These additions come after the recent openings of Core Power yoga studio and Chipotle, a well-known quick Mexican food option. In January, Burger Lounge will add to food selections at Flower Hill, and Sharp Rees-Stealy, a health care provider that will house about 20 primary care and specialty doctors, will open next fall. After a $30 million expansion, the first completed renovation phase of Flower Hill Promenade will be ready for shopping in early November 2012. The new center offers an additional 70,000 square feet of retail space and includes a four-level parking structure that provides 430 additional parking spaces. “We’re ecstatic about the expansion of Flower Hill and the additional retailers and restaurants that will be joining the community. We’re so pleased that Sharp Rees-Stealy is one of them and that they’ve chosen us to expand in North County.” says Jeffrey Essakow the managing partner of Flower Hill Promenade. “The level of shopping and dining options plus expansion and renovation to the property are going to exceed expectations and bring a buzz to the community.” Flower Hill Promenade is located at 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, 92014. Visit: www.flowerhill.com
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At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 12, an unknown man was observed on an access road on the Torrey Pines High School campus. He matched the description of the person who has been loitering near Canyon Crest Academy recently. When he saw school officials, he drove off the campus and headed west on Del Mar Heights. Police were summoned and were looking for him in the area. He is driving a silver Toyota sedan. He has a light complexion, thin build, and his most distinguishing characteristic is a dark, handlebar mustache. SDPD Officer Adrian Lee said the police department is investigating these incidents and has increased its patrols around all of the schools in the community. Local schools are also working with the San Diego Police Department on this issue. If anyone sees this individual they are advised to contact the San Diego Police Department at (858) 523-7000.
Sheriff’s Dept. reports increase in vehicle burglaries Over the past few months, the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station has seen an increase in vehicle burglaries in its cities and throughout the County of San Diego. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department uses informationled policing to identify patterns, trends, known suspects and offenders in order to predict, prevent, investigate, and coordinate a response to these types of crime. However, the best kind of prevention is an informed citizen. Vehicle burglaries are often a crime of opportunity or selective targeting. Commonalities associated with vehicle thefts include unlocked vehicle doors, open windows and valuables left in plain sight. The Encinitas Sheriff’s Station reminds everyone to always lock your car doors, keep your windows rolled up and remove your valuables from your car when left unattended. Some of the most common items sto-
len from vehicles are: GPS devices, laptop computers, iPods, iPads, MP3 players, purses, wallets, cameras, and cell phones. A good rule of thumb to remember: “If it has value, it will be taken during a burglary.” If you see something suspicious please report it to law enforcement. Your tips and leads are valuable and often times lead to the arrest of the suspect. For more information on crime prevention tips go to: Http://www.sdsheriff.net/ co_crimeprevention.html or call the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station to schedule a neighborhood watch meeting in your neighborhood, 760-966-3500. Call 911 if you have an emergency; 1-868-565-5200 is the San Diego Sheriff’s Non-Emergency number. 1-888-580-8477: San Diego Crime Stoppers or www.sdcrimestoppers.com
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October 18, 2012
Meet the Santa Fe Irrigation District board candidates Two candidates are vying for one open seat (Division Two, Solana Beach) on the Santa Fe Irrigation District board in the Nov. 6 election: Holly Smith Jones and Alan Smerican. Below are candidate photos, bios and answers to two questions given to them by this newspaper. Name: Holly Smith Jones Years living in the Irrigation District: 18 Education: Bachelor of Arts, Scripps College, Claremont, Claif. Profession: Retired Business Executive — 37 years experience leading both forprofit and non-profit organizations Community Activities: • Board Member: North Coast Repertory Theatre •Board Member: Classics4Kids •Board Member: CAN Insurance Services •Board/Consumer Member: ONCB (Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board) •President: GOLD Diggers—nonprofit organization that generates funds for emerging nonprofits serving children, their caregivers, the elderly, and victims of crimes •Founding Member: Hand to Hand—a fund of the Coastal Community Foundation 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Irrigation district? First, we must maintain the quality and security of our water and infrastructure at an affordable cost. Water is essential to our community—something that none of us can live without. That being said, it does not mean that water rates can continue to rise at the levels we have seen over the last five years without a thorough investigation of all the alternatives available to enhance the district. Then, we must assure that Irrigation District is competently and adequately staffed to reasonably meet the needs of the system and its constituency, without adding unnecessary expense. 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? At a special meeting of the SFID Board of Directors earlier this month (Oct. 4), an updated Strategic Business Plan was presented. The plan includes six “Focus Strategies—Water Supply, Water Treatment & Delivery, Administrative & Workforce Management, Asset Management, Continuous Improvement, and Financial Management.”
The plan has the right focus areas, but in none is there a specific call to find ways to maintain rates at current levels, let alone reduce them other than the statement to “seek an appropriate balance of all available supply sources to optimize valHolly Smith Jones ue to out customers” Yes, the cost to certain aspects of doing business will increase. Every utility, for-profit and non-profit corporation is facing that same dilemma. But nowhere in the Strategic Plan is there an acknowledgment that rates may be increasing at levels that may not be sustainable for some of our constituency—especially as water usage continues to drop, and larger users look at other alternatives. Nowhere is there an indication that staffing levels be reduced other than through attrition. Nowhere is there an indication that possible cost sharing with other districts should be investigated as a possibility of reducing costs for an expanded community. Nowhere is there an indication that employee benefits should be reviewed in light of current economic realities or what is being offered to other employees throughout our community. As your board representative, I will decline the current health insurance that is provided to board members and paid for by the district. This Strategic Plan has completion dates as far out as 2015. Not to include strategies that can be used to level current and future costs is a significant oversight. I do not want to arbitrarily cut essential Irrigation District costs, but I do want to apply my business experience to assure that every possible alternative is evaluated, making certain that we are operating in the most cost-effective manner without compromising the safety and security of our water supply.
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Name: Alan Smerican Years living in the Irrigation District: 25 years Education: Bachelor of Science degree in busiAlan Smerican ness management; Additional courses in engineering and post graduate courses in computer technology Profession: Retired FBI agent and security expert; As a public service, I conducted the Irrigation District’s original security survey and planning. Community activities: •Four years on the City of Solana Beach Public Safety Commission, two terms as chairman •Served on the Board of Directors of the local chapter of ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) •Served on the Board of Directors of four Computer User Groups (president of two of them) Guest speaker on security matters at many non-profit organizations. 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Irrigation district? 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? (Both
questions answered below) 1. RATES: The biggest issue facing the Irrigation District is the rising cost of imported water. Approximately 30-40 percent of the water we need each year is collected from our sparse rainfall and run-off. Therefore 60-70 percent of the water we use must be purchased elsewhere by the district. The imported water is expensive and is the most significant cause of increased water rates. Some believe employee benefits are the cause of higher water rates. It is true that many years ago, pensions and other benefits were greatly increased. However, five years ago, the Irrigation District lowered the pensions for all newly hired employees and just recently negotiated reduced benefits for all employees. These reductions will help, but are insignificant compared to the cost of the imported water. If elected, I will be able to assist the Irrigation District in seeking additional sources of water, at reasonable rates. I will also help monitor the cost of benefits provided to employees to ensure they are appropriate for the district. 2. SECURITY: Another issue is the security of our water supply. I will bring my security expertise to the Board of Directors to facilitate the necessary security to protect our water supply and infrastructure. 3. MAINTENANCE: We need to keep water rates as low as possible without compromising the maintenance of the water mains. We do not want to become another San Diego, whose water mains break regularly because the maintenance has been neglected for years.
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Attempts to hold Prop J debate fall through • Opposition cites bad timing, format BY CLAIRE HARLIN Prop J may be the most heated issue Del Mar has seen in recent years, but the community won’t be getting a public debate on the measure. Both the Sandpiper community journal and the Del Mar Times set dates to hold a debate between the proponents and opponents of Prop J, but on both occasions the opposition did not agree to participate, citing scheduling conflicts and concerns about the format of the debate. The first proposed debate was set by the Sandpiper for Oct. 15, but former Del Mar Mayor Dave Druker of the opposing group, Save Olde Del Mar, said the person who would be participating in the debate on the opposition’s behalf was out of town until Oct. 16. “Another problem with the Sandpiper debate was the moderator,” Druker said. “We did not come to agreement about who would moderate, and we needed someone who can frame the questions with an understanding of the unique conditions of Del Mar.” He said the standard format of the League of Women Voters used in debates nationwide, in which a moderator reads questions submitted by the audience, could be problematic because the other side could “stack the audience and generate questions that ensure one side of the debate gets better questions than the other side. Any time you have the ability to frame the questions they can portend the answer.” The Del Mar Times set a date of Oct. 25 at the Del Mar TV station for a debate, and Druker said this date posed a problem in that it was so late. With absentee ballots already out and more than half of Del Mar voters registered permanently as absentees, he said he thought many people would have already voted by the time the debate takes place. “People who care have already made up their mind,” he said. “We don’t have much
time and we’d like to spend our energy knocking on doors and talking to residents.” The Del Mar Times outlined in an email to Druker the format of the event, in which questions would be submitted in advance by readers and the paper’s reporters, in addition to letting audience members submit questions at the event. This format was recently used in a debate held by the Del Mar Times in La Jolla for District 1 City Council Candidates. Druker replied that “questions from the audience are not a good idea, as one group can stack the audience and create an uneven flow of answers.” Howard Gad, a proponent with the group FOR Del Mar’s Future, said he thought a debate would be a good a idea to get the facts out, no matter how late in the game. “Just because you get an absentee ballot doesn’t mean you mail it in right away, especially on an election like this with very important issues,” said Gad. “A smart voter would wait for all the information.” Wayne Dernetz, a former Del Mar city manager and resident of nearly 40 years, said he would have been participating in the debate on the FOR side had the other side agreed to it. He said there were also attempts on behalf of interested residents to organize a debate. He added that there hasn’t been an issue this crucial and controversial since Del Mar has added online video technology and the Del Mar TV station, and a televised debate would have been a good opportunity to reach every person in the city. “Sometimes in Del Mar when issues become controversial, they become fierce, and that’s characteristic of a small town,” he said. “This proposition is keeping with that tradition.” For more information on each side of Prop J, visit www.saveoldedelmar.org or www.fordelmar.com.
Attempted robbery fails at Solana Beach bank BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Law enforcement authorities are seeking a would-be robber who demanded cash at a Chase bank in Solana Beach but walked out when the clerk stalled. The attempted holdup at 607 Lomas Santa Fe Drive was reported about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, a sheriff’s lieutenant said, adding that the clerk was trying to get cash from a secured dispenser behind the counter when the would-be robber walked out. It was unclear if other bank customers were aware of what was going on. The 20-something suspect was white, about 5 feet 8 inches and 200 pounds. Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents were reviewing video of the man in an attempt to identify him. No weapon or getaway car was seen.
Del Mar Mesa makes progress on financing Maintenance Assessment District
BY SUZANNE EVANS Forming a maintenance assessment district (MAD) for Del Mar Mesa residents to fund the rural community’s beautification and improvements is “still a struggle,” Mesa board member Paul Metcalf said at the Del Mar Mesa community planning board’s Oct. 11 meeting. A yearly “special benefit” fee assessed residents will fund landscaping, trail maintenance, security, lighting, and a long-awaited transformation of a vacant lot into a community park. The fee is for maintenance service above and beyond what the city normally provides, while maintenance to streets, sewers and sidewalks is the city’s responsibility, Metcalf said. Chair Gary Levitt said there is $800,000 in the bank from Facilities Benefit Assessment fees paid as homes are built, $200,000 of which will go toward the park. “The city will be reluctant to move ahead until all the money is in the bank, but we can begin grading, so there is progress,” Levitt. There are essentially two MAD’s — the city’s and Del Mar Mesa’s, which “cannot go forward until we see what the city does,” board member Lisa Ross pointed out. Still to be determined are the exact projects the city will pay for, versus fees homeowners will pay to fund their special project requests. “We are at about (an estimated monthly fee per parcel of) $25 to $50, depending on what levels of service we choose,” Ross said, adding, because See MESA, page 10
October 18, 2012
MEETING continued from page 1 way, with no formal presentation. Another event with the same structure will be held on Oct. 29, also at the city hall annex at 6 p.m. Kathy Garcia, the city’s planning and community development director, said many questions revolved around parking, as well as development. For example, some asked about what kind of review would be in place for new projects, and she said that the Design Review Board, a citizen panel known for its often stringent assessments, would still be in effect. Whether or not Measure B, also known as the downtown overlay zone, would be in effect also came up, and Garcia said that it would. Measure B, approved by voters in 1986, requires specific plans for downtown properties larger than 25,000 square feet or proposing more than 11,500 square feet to be approved by voters, but no further Measure B vote would be required for developments that are “designed, reviewed and implemented in accordance with the specific plan,” city documents state. Attendees were greeted at the door of the event by several Prop J opponents who were distributing information. Among them, 26-year resident Nitza Cady said she was concerned that the height increase element of the plan would strip Del Mar of its village feel. She
said she came out with other opponents to the event because there needed to be more input from residents. “All the people here giving information are employees of the city and they are all pro-J,” she said. “This is for the people who live here, not the people who are getting paid by the city.” For uncontested councilman-elect Al Corti, the meeting was about the 60th of nearly 90 meetings about the Village Specific Plan that he’s attended, and his motivation is to fully understand what people want out of the process and how to move forward whether or not Prop J passes. “There are so many moving parts that you can’t please everybody,” he said. For example, some people voiced concern at the meeting that two lanes with roundabouts won’t move traffic through efficiently, however, some wanted to reinstate the part of the plan that included a roundabout at 15th Street, which was taken out in response to community concern. Corti said from what he’s seen, the No. 1 hot button issue is traffic. “It just can’t be 100 percent for everyone, but what we’ve got in downtown Del Mar doesn’t work,” he said. “There hasn’t been change between 9th and 14th streets in 30 years.” For more information, the executive summary of the Village Specific Plan is available online at http:// www.delmar.ca.us/Government/Pages/VillageRevitalization.aspx.
CV’s Kristin King on POLO continued from page 1 Dean’s List year that rather than negotiBerklee College of Music recently announced that Kristin King of Carmel Valley has earned placement on the Dean’s List for the summer semester of the 2012 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above. The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today’s music industry.
ROADWAY continued from page The city is under its allocated $400,000 for traffic improvements via stimulus dollars that are specifically designed for such roadway maintenance. The previous plan that met contention was estimated to cost more than $400,000. Solana Beach City Council member Mike Nichols said he is pleased with the project but would like to see a particular alternative implemented: a retaining wall west of the Highland Drive to support the slope there. “We listened and we have a project here that I think will truly calm traffic,” Nichols said, adding that the community will finally get the sidewalk it’s been asking for.
ate exclusively with the polo club on a new lease, it would open up the bidding to other groups. However, the issuance of a request for proposals from prospective bidders was delayed due to a pending project to widen El Camino Real. The road project will take three to five years to complete, and will likely require the use of a slice of frontage property from the parcel now occupied by the polo club. Because of the property issue, and disruptions likely to occur during
SCHOOL continued from page 1 The board liked the names that had Solana in it, as it helps people identify the school as a Solana Beach district school. Solana Canyon Ranch sounded very spa-like to the board, which appealed to board member Debra Schade but not to member Richard Leib. The board also liked how it matches the other district Solanas, which tend to go by just their second name: Highlands, Pacific, Santa Fe and Vista. Canyon Creek and Skyline remain the two-non Solanas and principals Terri Davis and Lisa Denham said they like being “originals.” The groundbreaking ceremony for Solana Ranch Elementary will be held Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. at 13605 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway, San Diego, 92130.
construction, the city put delayed efforts to find a long-term tenant for the property. Although club officials have said they would prefer a long-term deal, they said an interim lease will allow them to maintain operations. “It wasn’t helping either side to continue with this uncertainty. The polo club has some deferred maintenance that needs to be addressed and some groups that want to sublease the property, and we couldn’t get back to them because we weren’t sure if we were going to be there
next year or not,” Lewandowski said. The club has occupied the 80-acre property since 1986. Along with polo matches and training, the club also leases out the property for such events as the Surf Cup youth soccer tournament and lacrosse tournaments. Under the old lease, the club paid just under $10,000 per month in rent. Neither side has commented on whether the rent is likely to change under an interim lease. A date has not been set for the next meeting, Lewandowski said.
Solana Beach land use plan out for public review BY CLAIRE HARLIN The City of Solana Beach on Oct. 11 released its revised version of the Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan (LUP), and until Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. the public has a chance to read it and put their comments and concerns in writing. The city has been working for years to draft the plan, which will serve as a blueprint for future development in Solana Beach, in a manner that will please the community as well as the California Coastal Commission. A number of issues are at stake in the extensive document, however, seawall permits and blufftop construction regulations have been the subject of very emotional debate. Last month residents packed City Council Chambers, with property owners concerned that the state commission’s wants will result in the devaluation of their properties and environmentalists concerned that seawalls and construction on the bluffs are harming the beaches. The council voted to continue working with the commission, and once comments are submitted during this six-week review period, it will decide on a version of the document to send to the state for possible approval. The city’s revisions and the entire LUP document are available on the city’s website at www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us (click on “announcements on the left column) or in person at 635 S. Highway 101. Hard copies can also be purchased.
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Political scientist discusses race for the White House BY STEVEN MIHAILOVICH Who will be the president of the United States? For many pundits and analysts, this election is one of the most pivotal and offers the starkest contrast between candidates in recent American history. Will voters validate the efforts of President Barack Obama and entrust him with another term? Or will the people pick former Governor Mitt Romney to lead the nation to the greener pastures? In support of his new book, “The Professor Samuel Candidate: What It Takes to Win — Popkin and Hold — the White House,” UC San Diego Professor Samuel Popkin spoke about the campaign to a group of 100 people, who gathered at the Jewish Community Center on Oct. 4 — the night after the first presidential debate. To listen to Popkin describe it, this presidential election is just another rerun of a drama aired every four years that is rife with the same old tactics and strategies, blunders and windfalls, thrills and spills. “There are very few different presidential campaigns,” Popkin said. “They repeat themselves over and over like variations on a theme in music.” The noted political scientist has played a role in the development of important theories; authored a number of books on politics and the presidency; worked on the political campaigns of Presidents Carter and Clinton, as well as Al Gore; advised political parties in Canada and Europe; and specializes in polling. Popkin’s presentation was billed as the kickoff to the upcoming 18th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair to be held around two weekends (Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 8-11) next month. Popkin’s central thesis is that regardless of the issues, a candidate’s status as challenger, incumbent or successor dictates the message of any presidential campaign. In that regard, Popkin argued that as a challenger, Romney offers the same fare that succeeded four years earlier for his rival: hope and change. “No matter what they look like, no matter what party they’re from, they’re talking about the importance of change and that you can hope for better things,” he said. “When you’re the challenger you’re saying ... run away with me and look what I’ll give you. You’ll be happy. There will never be dishes in the sink. There will never be underwear on the floor. The board will always be wherever you want it. Run away with me and start all over.” Popkin argued that while a challenger is free to propose love, so to speak, the incumbent is encumbered by the familiarity of the marriage. But with the powers, privileges and platform provided by the office of president, the incumbent is rarely the underdog. “The president has to say, I’m safe because you’ll know
what I do,” Popkin said. “He’s (the challenger) a risk because you don’t know if he’s really for you or not. “When Mike Tyson was the most powerful, successful boxer in the world, everybody who was going to fight him would say, ‘Well, I got a strategy. I think I can be the one to take Tyson.’ And whenever they asked Tyson, ‘So-and-so says he’s got a strategy and he can take you, what do you think?’ Tyson’s answer was ‘Everybody has a strategy until I punch them in the face.’ ” Popkin spoke for about an hour, addressing the obstacles and opportunities faced by all presidential candidates as well as the points specific to Obama and Romney. He noted the trait that both men possess, is rare among the people they seek to represent. “Nobody runs for president who does not have extraordinary audacity,” Popkin said. “If you want to be president, you have to get up there and say ‘I am the best person alive to lead this country and to be the most powerful person in the world.’ “And you have to act like you mean it. And you have to act like you really are ready. And then you have to get off the platform and ask an aide, tell me quick, what city are we in?’ If you didn’t have that ego, you couldn’t do it even if God appointed you.” Popkin Quotes: On why he wrote the book: “The motivation for this book was to get the bad taste of the Gore campaign out of my mouth. I started it to try and figure out how could such a terrible campaign happen to such a good person? How could Al Gore so many times snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?” On the limitations of money in a campaign: “Just to remind you, in 2007, the person who set the new fundraising record of any challenger in decades was Rudolph Giuliani. All that money. New fundraising record. Zero delegates.”
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Accomplished artist completes memorable Cannonball Endurance Run driving vintage motorcycle
Scott Jacobs on his bike during the ride. Scott Jacobs with is wife Sharon, and daughters Olivia and Alexa at the end of the race in San Francisco. route, including such problems as a flat tire and electrical failures. Jacobs’ love of Harleys encompasses both the bikes he enjoys riding and those he paints — in 1993, he was named as the official artist for Harley Davidson, and his images are found on everything from original paintings to a variety of products, such as plates, coins, cards and clothing. Jacobs, 53, is a native of New Jersey. He and his family moved to Rancho Santa Fe 16 years ago, and he works in a home studio. Jacobs and his daughter, Alexa, were featured earlier this year on the ABC television series “Secret Millionaire.” According to a biography on his website, Jacobs’ art career began at age 19 when he bought a failing art gallery with money he had saved from odd jobs. He also made pen-and-ink drawings for his high school newspaper. Later, he began painting portraits of celebrities, but he said his career really took off when he started painting cars and motorcycles. “I really started getting noticed,” he said, and his ad-
mirers included officials at Harley Davidson, who later signed him as their official artist. Today, Jacobs paints everything from cars and motorcycles to still life images of wine, chocolates and flowers. His original paintings are sold through invitation-only auctions, and fetch prices ranging from $28,000 for smaller works, up to $130,000 for larger ones, more than he paid for his first house. “It’s overwhelming to me. I never thought it would get to that level, especially as a living artist,” Jacobs said. Along with original paintings, prints of his work sell in stores around the world. Mostly, he paints in acrylics, but he also works in pen and ink, oil and watercolors. When he’s not painting in his studio, he’s traveling to auctions and private events to promote and sell his work. He is planning a VIP event to be held at his home where the night’s entertainment will be a performance by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. A recent event, also held at his home, featured the Doobie Brothers. The special events are held as a thank-you to clients, who are flown in and provided accommodation at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Jacobs said.
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BY JOE TASH World-renowned artist Scott Jacobs made his name by painting pictures of exotic sports cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles. For fun, he takes those same vehicles on the road. Housed in the garage of his local home are a 1962 Shelby Cobra, which was originally designed as a race car, and a Maserati, which he loves to take for a spin. And in September, he drove his vintage 1926 Harley Davidson J motorcycle across country in the Cannonball Endurance Run, a race for bikes built before 1930. The race began Sept. 7 in Newburgh, New York, and concluded 17 days later in San Francisco. The riders averaged 300 miles per day, and took only one day off during the run. Because the motorcycles were meticulously restored classics, the average speed was between 45 and 50 mph, said Jacobs. “It was a rolling museum going down the highway,” he said. “The highlight was the camaraderie between everybody. It was an amazing experience.” Jacobs finished 29th of 71 riders, but has no regrets and said he would definitely do it again, in spite of the cuts, burns, scrapes and bruises suffered along the way, and the extreme weather conditions, which included intense heat, bone-chilling cold, wind and rain. The race followed small rural roads, avoiding the large interstates, and Jacobs said he was inspired by the large crowds that turned out along the way to cheer the riders on. His wife, Sharon, rode with him on her own motorcycle, and even his two daughters — Olivia and Alexa — rode their own Harleys for about half the route. Each day, the riders were given a route map, which they rolled up and displayed in a glass-covered case mounted on their handlebars. They scrolled the map down, which listed the twists and turns of the route by mileage markers. Riders had to keep close track of the mileage to stay on course, which Jacobs said was even more difficult because the odometer on his classic bike wasn’t perfectly accurate. One of the things that slowed Jacobs down was mechanical problems; his bike broke down 15 times along the
October 18, 2012
Local resident a finalist in dog park contest — help her win, vote now
Carmel Valley resident Leanne Shih is a finalist in the 2012 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest. Shih submitted an essay explaining how a $500,000 dog park makeover could benefit the community and enhance her relationship with her dog Ninja. Out of more than 800 entries, 12 finalists were selected. “My ultimate dog park is a place which the entire family can enjoy. Ninja does not want to choose between hanging out with his human family and his furry friends. He wants everyone to join in the fun,” Shih wrote. Shih has the opportunity to win $10,000 cash and a year’s supply of pet food. If chosen, her entry would inspire Leanne Shih and Ninja a $500,000 dog park makeover in the San Diego area. The public vote is worth 20 percent of the decision and you can vote once a day through Nov. 7. Help Shih win by voting at: http://www.beneful.com/Dream-Dog-Park/Finalists-2012/Leanne-and-Ninja
Premier San Diego coastal site announces donor naming opportunity For more than 20 years, those who have traveled Coast Highway 101 between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Solana Beach have witnessed story poles for commercial development along the coastal lands. Today, there’s a bigger story developing, and it’s called: “What name goes here?” San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy has announced its search for title naming rights on the Gateway property, a 3.44-acre coastal parcel at the southern end of San Elijo Lagoon. The Conservancy is seeking an individual(s) interested in leaving a legacy, either in corporate or family foundation support. This is one of North County’s last coastal open space areas remaining. This naming opportunity is available for a $1 million investment. The A new sign is installed at Gateway Park—the new park will be named in perpetuity coastal open space between Cardiff-by-the-Sea to honor the commitment of that title and Solana Beach along Scenic Highway 101. sponsor to secure these pristine views For 20 years, commercial development and the necessary habitat for wildlife threatened these pristine coastal views, wildlife in San Elijo Lagoon. buffer, and habitat for native plants and “Approximately 20,000 vehicles animals adjacent to San Elijo Lagoon. will pass the naming rights sign along Coast Highway 101 each day. We hope that members of our community may pause long enough to consider what a wonderful legacy this could be,” said Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. “We’re excited to link someone’s passion for nature, and our future generations, with the opportunity to name this highly visible property in their honor.” Donors who give a minimum of $2,500 will be recognized in onsite signage on the Gateway property once the Conservancy secures it. Already, many donors have given $2,500 and higher amounts to honor and hold in memory their loved ones. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This year is the Conservancy’s 25th Anniversary. For more information, visit the Conservancy’s website at www.SanElijo.org, or call (760) 436-3944.
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LEIB continued from page 4 over eight years â€˘Appointed by the Governor to the Governing Board of the California Community Colleges, overseeing the 109 Community Colleges in the state (19992005) â€˘Elected President of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (2001-2003). 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the School District? #1: Maintaining our excellent schools despite massive state budget cuts and retaining Basic Aid. Every school district in the state has been hit with massive budget cuts that have dramatically reduced the amount of money our district receives from the state. Our school board has done a great job in making the necessary cuts without having to sacrifice the quality of education that our children receive. I am proud to say that our average class size remains one of the lowest in the state and our test scores continue to rise. However, over the next few years we will be faced with even more difficult budget decisions, especially if Proposition 30 on the November ballot does not pass. In addition, we are one of the few districts that primarily receive money based on the Basic Aid formula,
which ties our revenue to property taxes. The key issue facing our district is to make sure the state does not eliminate Basic Aid because this could cut our revenue overnight by as much as 50 percent. Retaining Basic Aid is without a doubt the most important issue facing our district. #2: Making sure decisions are based on what is best for the kids and not based on politics. I am proud to serve with four unbelievably dedicated board members â€“ Jeff Busby, Debra Schade, Art Palkowitz and Vicky King. Our board may not all have the same political views, but we always make decisions on what is best for our 3,000 students. Other nearby districts have received a lot of publicity in the newspapers by infighting and issuing press releases touting their achievements. We simply donâ€™t do that because the decisions regarding our schools are not partisan issues and are made based solely on what is best for our kids. 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? Retaining the Basic Aid formula for our district is key to our future success. To ensure Basic Aid is retained, we need to continue our participation in a statewide coalition of local districts that lobby our Sacramento
legislators and educate them on this issue. I have spent time with our local legislators and they have agreed to retain this formula because they know it benefits our school district. In addition, we have to continue to have a cohesive board that seeks ways to reduce our expenditures without cutting the quality of the education we offer to our students. This means keeping our administrative costs low so that we can instead continue to have low class size. Having smaller classes not only benefits students, but it also puts less stress on our teachers, ensuring that the best ones stay in our district. I believe this is also the best way to attract the highest quality teachers in the region. The other way to make sure we spend money wisely is to have a strong, smart district staff. As many of you know our superb superintendent, Leslie Fausett, retired earlier this year. She and her small staff always exercised fiscal responsibility and I am proud that our board recently appointed an excellent successor, Dr. Nancy Lynch, who instills these same fiscally prudent principals. Finally, we can all help our schools this November by voting in favor of Proposition 30 on this yearâ€™s ballot because if it fails it will result in drastic cuts to our schools.
MESA continued from page 5 the fee is self-assessed, it is not a tax. Metcalf said Latitude 33 land planning and engineering will no longer handle the engineerâ€™s report detailing MAD projects and their potential assessment fees for parcel owners, and another engineering entity that specializes in MAD reports will handle it. Highlighting benefits for parkways and trails, the engineerâ€™s report will identify maintenance improvements, level of service, and assign reasonable costs. The Del Mar Mesa Specific Plan places regulations on lot sizes, lighting, fencing and street design, in keeping with the mesaâ€™s rural community. Council District 1 Sherri Lightnerâ€™s representative, Mel Millstein, said Lightner is considering how to put Del Mar Mesaâ€™s park on line as a part of Proposition C, proposed to fund open space parks. â€œThe city will want to collect more money before they go out to bid â€” so they have the money on hand to award the contract,â€? Levitt said. Projects such as trail maintenance, grooming strips of land in the right of way immediately behind curbs along some streets, and the transformation of a patch of weeds adjacent to Duck Pond into a neighborhood park â€œwill increase the value of our homes.â€?
Solana Beach tweaks commuter incentive program to exclude hybrids BY CLAIRE HARLIN To keep up with the continuing advancement of green technology, especially in automobiles, the Solana Beach City Council on Oct. 10 revised its employee commuter program to exclude incentives for hybrids and partial or low emission vehicles. Since the program was implemented in 2008, zeroemission and plug-in vehicles have emerged, which city officials feel are in line with their goals of improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel burning vehicles. The Nissan Leaf led the way with the zero-emission electric auto technology, and Audi, Volkswagen, Scion and Cadillac have also come out with models. The incentive program gives preferred parking to those who carpool or rideshare, as well as a guaranteed ride home program through the RideLink program created by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Employees qualifying for the program also get an extra $80 per month and staggered work hour to allow for public transportation or carpool schedules. The program aims to lower peak hour congestion on the roads in addition to its energy and emission goals. To qualify for the program, employees must use alternative transportation at least three times a week on average. An exception of six days per month is given to fire officials due to their variable schedule. Participants must complete a â€œdaily commuter sheetâ€? and employees receiving a car allowance may participate as a carpool driver, however, they donâ€™t get double compensation. The following forms of transportation are accepted: carpool, public transit, bicycle, walking or any combination.
Del Mar Fire Dept. to hold â€˜Open House/ Ribbon Cuttingâ€™ for new fire engine The Del Mar Fire Department is hosting an â€œOpen House/Ribbing Cuttingâ€? on Saturday, Nov. 3, for its new fire engine. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and finish at approximately 2 p.m. The event will feature delicious food, an unveiling of the new Pierce PUC fire engine, fire station tours, and disaster preparedness and fire prevention activities. Everyone is welcome! The Del Mar Fire Department is located at 2200 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014. Visit http://www.delmar.ca.us/Government/dept/Pages/Fire.aspx
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Shaolin Kempo Arts brings antibully message to Ashley Falls (Above) On Friday, Sept. 28, Shaolin Kempo Arts hosted a student body assembly at Ashley Falls School on the ABC’s of anti-bullying titled “Stop Bullying. Stand up. Speak out.” Shaolin Kempo owner Joey Larocque and five of his students performed scenario-based skits to demonstrate how to walk away from a bully, how to ask for help and how to stand up for yourself with confidence using problem-solving techniques. The students who participated were Riya and Rohan Madan, Aaron Glick, and Cody and Cameron Black. The five students are members of Shaolin Kempo’s Guidance on Leadership Development Program (G.O.L.D.), which promotes confidence and personal development of leadership within the community. At Shaolin Kempo, owned by Ashley Falls parents Joey and Lori Larocque, they stress an anti-bully message both on how not to be a bully and how children can protect themselves from one. Their ABC system is “A” for “Action,” encouraging students to use their voice, be a leader and peace builder and to show respect to their classmates. “B” is for “Back up,” it’s OK to ask for help or back up from a parent, teacher or coach. Lastly, “C” stands for “Confident,” encouraging students to stand up for themselves and not let a bully’s words or actions destroy their confidence.
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SUMMERS continued from page 4 represent all parts of our increasingly diverse community. Education finances are in the news daily. The current board has managed prudently, financed quality programs, and built a large reserve. That, however, is not enough in the current political climate. The district’s financial status as a “basic aid district” (receiving substantially more perpupil funding than most San Diego County schools) can no longer be preserved by flying under the radar. The problem requires more than a large reserve. That reserve will either trickle away with time, or be seized for another purpose. It’s time to look for long-term funding solutions by putting the political clout of our whole community behind the search for larger solutions to California’s educational funding debacle.
We have a lot to offer. 2. Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed by the board? The board needs to reach out to the community by scheduling regular activities designed to provide twoway communication between the various parts of the community and the board. These might include informal coffees at the various school sites, meetings with groups of teachers and other support staff, volunteering in classrooms, house parties hosted within various ethnic communities, (with translators if necessary), and perhaps evening meetings with childcare provided. If I am elected, you will see me out there in the community, either alone or with other board members. The board also needs to take a leadership role in involving the community in seeking long-range solutions to school funding shortfalls at both the local and the
state level. This means educating themselves and the community, at a deeper level, about the realities of state education funding, including the status and politics of Basic Aid district funding. I was asked to run by the Solana Beach Teachers Association, partly because of my experience in doing this with the teachers of Solana Beach and surrounding districts. The education funding crisis in California has already begun to affect our district. Our financial reserves, while keeping us functioning at a high level now, are not a long-term solution. Both our concern for our own children, and our knowledge that the children of other, less wealthy districts are as precious and full of promise as our own, demand nothing less than our full participation as citizens. If there is one thing I have learned in 26 years of teaching the children of Solana Beach, it is that the kids are worth the effort!
Community invited to Hawks Hoedown The Torrey Hills Elementary School PTA invites the Del Mar and Carmel Valley community to their annual Hawks Hoedown on Saturday, Oct. 20! Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun and food on the Torrey Hills campus, located at 10830 Calle Mar de Mariposa. Highlights will include pumpkin decorating, a mechanical bull and a variety of games and crafts. Enjoy dinner by sampling the entries for the annual chili cook-off or something off the grill, and top it off with dessert from the bake sale or cake walk. Auction items will also be available for bid. Tickets will be available on site. The fun runs from 2-6 p.m.
UNION continued from page 4 keeping reserves, these reserves are limited. The SBSD is a Basic Aid District which is dependent on property values that are very slowly recovering. The state government is pinning its hopes on the November passage of Proposition 30. The SBSD wants to hope for the best but will need to prepare for the worst. My goals will be to keep our fiscal house in order with a focus on the future. Technology Implementation: The traditional ways students learn and teachers educate are changing...rapidly. In the future, paper tests with fill in bubbles and bound textbooks will be replaced by specialized tests on school computers and online books. The implementation of technology in our classrooms is imperative in our 21st century learning environment. During the September 2012 school board meeting, Dr. Nancy Lynch reported that the SBSD has 2,980 students and 1,230 iPads. My goals
will be to maximize technology in a fiscally responsible manner, and to also work closely with parents to bridge the home-school technology learning curve. Facilities Master Planning: The SBSD has the oldest school and the newest school in our general area. Part of the district office and Child Development Center (CDC) preschool in Solana Beach was originally built in the 1930s. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a new school will be opening in the fall of 2014 in the Pacific Highlands Ranch community. In between the oldest and newest, the SBSD has six schools built between the 1970s and 1990s. Infrastructure, layout design, maintenance, and construction priorities will be issues to be decided upon as the long-range vision and master plan is developed. My goals will be to integrate the needs of the entire district and represent the whole. 2.) Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #1 should be addressed
by the board? While sound financial planning is a critical issue, it is only one of the many important issues to be addressed by the SBSD board. By keeping the focus on “what is best for the kids” in all decisions made, the board will achieve the goal of providing the best educational opportunities for all Solana Beach School District students. If elected, I would look forward to joining the school board in their following of the California School Board Association (CSBA) responsibilities: supporting the superintendent and support staff, developing longterm vision and facilities master plans, overseeing curriculum and budget priorities, and ensuring accountability to the public. I believe my experience as a school and community leader coupled with my business background uniquely qualifies me for this position. Email: voteforjulieunion@ gmail.com; Website: www. voteforjulieunion.weebly. com
Solana Beach Fire Department Open House is Oct. 27 The City of Solana Beach Fire Department invites you to its Annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event is located at the Solana Beach Fire Department Station, 500 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, in Solana Beach. The event will have a safety trailer to promote safety in the home, face painting for kids, and will offer lots of fire prevention tips and information. Adults and kids can enjoy an exciting auto extrication demonstration. Additionally, hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
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Girl Scout Troop 1776 donates new bookcase, books to Ocean Air. Rec. Center Girl Scout Troop 1776 presented the Ocean Air Recreation Center with a new bookcase and books on Oct. 9. After selling 2,698 boxes of Girl Scout cookies at the beginning of the year, the girls decided that it would be nice to support the Recreation Center where they hold their bi-monthly meetings during the school year. The girls wanted to show their appreciation to center director Keven Wiggins (in photo at right with the Girl Scouts) and his staff who go out of their way to make sure they have a comfortable, clean meeting place. The books will be available for everyone to use while they are at the Recreation Center. Photo/Jon Clark
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The Del Mar Foundation presents concert featuring The Desert Rose Band The Desert Rose Band, featuring The Byrds’ founding member Chris Hillman, will appear in a special allacoustic reunion performance at the Del Mar Powerhouse on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Formed in 1985, the Desert Rose Band immediately established itself as a group fiercely loyal to country music but not afraid to make it their own with a fusion of bluegrass and California The Desert Rose Band country rock. The founding members who will be joining Hillman for this performance are bluegrass icon Herb Pedersen (vocals, guitar, banjo); John Jorgenson, who has appeared twice at the Del Mar Powerhouse with his Django-style jazz group, the John Jorgenson Quintet; and bassist Bill Bryson (Laurel Canyon Ramblers). The Academy of Country Music named them Touring Band of the Year for three consecutive years (1988-1990), and they received two Grammy nominations and three nominations from the Country Music Association. The band’s sterling musicianship and stellar harmonies promise to deliver a not-to-bemissed reunion performance, with an outstanding mix of Desert Rose Band hits, Byrds classics like “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High,” plus a few tributes to the classic Bakersfield sound that originally inspired and influenced them. Tickets are $30 (general admission) and $50 (patron/reserved seating). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://delmarfoundation.org/desertroseband
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Solana Pacific Sandpiper Sprint Solana Pacific School hosted its annual Sandpiper Sprint on Oct. 12. The fun run raised money for the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning in support of technology, art, science and PE. The kids competed at individual and class levels for the number of laps completed and money raised. Photos/Karen Billing
CV Dons Mitey Mite Team defeats San Marcos Steelers
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The CV Dons Mitey Mite team was victorious against the Steelers in San Marcos on Oct. 12, winning by a score of 24-0. #8 Jake Troxler had an outstanding game offensively as quarterback, throwing a touchdown pass to #2 Aidan Stewart, and making key blocks to ensure his ball carriers gained positive yards. #23 Kalvin Pen had an exceptional game running for nearly 75 yards, and was lightning fast with tackles. #25 Zack Bryant was a defensive hero as he brought down running backs from behind to ensure that the Steelers were kept out of the endzone. Brothers #11 Samson and #57 Sy Fanua also both scored touchdowns, with Syâ€™s touchdown coming on an interception with the clock winding down to end the game. (Right) #8 Jake Troxler throws for a touchdown pass.
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Preventing sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents BY DR. JOHN ROGERS, SCRIPPS HEALTH Three years ago, San Diego County residents Rhina and Hector Paredes experienced one of the greatest tragedies imaginable to parents—the loss of their son, Eric, at age 15. Since then, they have transformed their loss into an opportunity to help other parents ensure that the same thing never happens in their own families. Rhina Paredes, a registered nurse at Scripps Green Hospital, had no idea her athletic son had an undetected heart condition until he unexpectedly passed away from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in July 2009. SCA occurs when the heart’s electrical system, which normally keeps heart rate and rhythm running
smoothly, malfunctions. As a result, the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, and blood can no longer reach the brain and other vital organs. Death occurs within minutes unless the patient is resuscitated with a device called an automated external defibrillator (AED), which sends an electric shock to the heart in an effort to “jump-start” it. SCA is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Most people who are at increased risk for SCA have related conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart attack or a family history of SCA. Other risk factors may include unexplained fainting or lightheadedness, chest pain, shortness of breath or heart palpitations. However, people in seemingly excellent
health, including professional athletes, have died from SCA as well. SCA risk can be assessed through simple tests such as an electrocardiogram (EKG), which measures the heart’s electrical activity, and an echocardiogram, which is essentially an ultrasound of the heart. However, SCA screenings are usually reserved for people who are at high risk for the condition. For parents like the Paredes, who have no reason to suspect their child may be at risk, such screening tests are not easily accessible. Unless a child or teen shows signs and symptoms of a heart problem, insurance companies typically don’t cover screening tests for them. Yet more than 7,000 kids die every year from sudden cardiac arrest.
That’s why the Paredes family established the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation. With the goal of preventing SCA in school-age children and adolescents, one of the foundation’s priorities is making an EKG part of any comprehensive sports physical. In addition to providing free cardiac screenings to San Diego student athletes, the foundation also aims to make AEDs available in middle and high schools. With the aid of volunteer partners and sponsors including Scripps Health, San Diego Project Heartbeat and Cardiac Science, the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation hosted its inaugural screening event at Eric’s school, Steel Canyon High School, in 2010. Nearly 500 student athletes were given
EKGs, and those with abnormal results had an echocardiogram on-site. Thanks to the screening, five students were discovered to be at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Subsequent screening events have been held at multiple high schools throughout San Diego County. Since its first screening in 2010, more than 4,600 high school students have been screened, and 113 students were identified with heart anomalies – 48 who were at risk of sudden cardiac arrest and three who required heart procedures. When someone is determined to be at risk for SCA, he or she may be able to prevent it through medication or treatment with an implantable cardioverter de-
fibrillator, or ICD. A small battery-operated medical device, the ICD is implanted into the body and programmed to identify potentially dangerous problems with the heart’s electrical system and correct them with a shock. To learn more about the Paredes family’s efforts to prevent SCA, visit www.epsavealife.org John Rogers, MD, is a cardiologist who specializes treating heart rhythm disorders at Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Rogers serves as the Medical Director of the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation. “To Your Health” is brought to you by the physicians and staff of Scripps Health. For a referral to a Scripps physician, call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-7274777).
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Our endorsements for local seats An editorial panel comprised of the publisher and editors from seven of this newspaper group’s eight Southern California publications recently met to vote on endorsements for the following races: San Diego City Council District One; 50th Congressional District; San Diego Mayor; San Diego County Board of Supervisors District Three. Below are the endorsements. (Note: These will be the only races this panel will endorse.) • In the contest for City Council District 1 representative — our first-responder for Carmel Valley, Torrey Pines, Del Mar Mesa, la Jolla and community-wide issues — we’re choosing Ray Ellis over incumbent Sherri Lightner. Though Lightner promised to take our neighborhoods to city hall — and has done so — she left our neighborhood issues on the steps of city hall. Though Lightner is a hard-worker who is beloved and supported by many and has the best intentions for her community, she hasn’t built the coalitions in city hall that are needed to get things done. Ellis, on the other hand, has built partnerships and coalitions through his business dealings and public service. His negotiation skills and business acumen will lead to the type of representation we need on the city council at this pivotal time in San Diego history. In debate after debate, Ellis points to his work on the Balboa Park Conservancy, the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System board, and his involvement with the passage of Prop B, the initiative to switch city new hires to 401(k)-style plans, as examples of how he has already helped the city. Both candidates did incredible jobs during the debate hosted by this newspaper group on Sept. 19, but in the end, after watching their performance in repeated debates, Ellis had many plans and ideas that resonanted with us, while Lightner’s vision and plea for another four years came up short. • For U.S. Representative in District 52, we support Scott Peters over incumbent Brian Bilbray. Though Bilbray has served in the House for 12 years, his career lacks luster. Bilbray is Chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus and a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. With these groups gridlocked over tempestuous issues, a consensus builder willing to “cross the aisle” with new ideas and no party agenda is needed. Scott Peters promises to be that kind of representative and we believe him. We’ve watched Peters learn tough economic lessons on the city council and now as chair of the San Diego Port District’s Board of Commissioners. In an interview with this newspaper group, Peters said, “I will take San Diego with me to Washington in my heart and that’s what I really think I’m working for. I’m going to make sure that I’ll always be working for San Diego while I’m there. While I’m talking to everybody, I’ll remember why I came.” We will hold Peters to his words and remain watchful. •San Diego voters have a clear choice for mayor: One candidate represents the city’s best chance for the city’s future, the other an opportunity to take several steps into the past. Carl DeMaio is, without a doubt, the best qualified to lead San Diego. We enthusiastically endorse him for office. He has effectively represented District 5 on the City Council since 2008. He is a self-proclaimed watchdog intent on eliminating waste and fraud in the city and in reforming its pension fund. His guidelines for a better San Diego are included in his “Roadmap to Recovery,” a step-by-step plan for balancing the budget, reforming the pension system, fixing crumbling infrastructure and restoring ethics and accountability to every level of city government. He boils down his vision to three key words: “pensions, potholes and prosperity.” Along the way DeMaio has picked up both supporters and critics. Many of the latter are connected to San Diego’s organized labor movement, who fear their members who work for the city will be hurt by pension plan reforms. These labor interests support DeMaio’s opponent in the contest for mayor. The San Diego City Council, under the able leadership of Mayor Jerry Sanders, has made great strides toward restoring stability and trust in our municipal government. Sanders has endorsed DeMaio as the best candidate to continue moving forward. We wholeheartedly agree. • The 3rd Supervisorial District includes Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and Del Mar, and stretches inland to encompass Rancho Bernardo and Escondido. For the first time in 16 years there is an open seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the good
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Prop AA — Time to invest in our community Forty years ago, San Dieguito High School district asked its voters to approve a bond. They did....and Torrey Pines High school was built. TPHS is now ranked among the best in the nation. Since then, SDUHSD has built four other schools — Diegueno Middle School, La Costa Canyon High School, Carmel Valley Middle School and Canyon Crest Academy — without asking voters for another bond. Until now. State funding for schools has dropped to a new low and the San Dieguito High School District is struggling — along with every other district in the state — to maintain student programs and the necessary maintenance of existing facilities. A few weeks ago, the water main to TPHS failed, leaving almost 3,000 students and staff without water. Within hours, our staff had portable toilets, hand washing stations and bottled water on site, and no instructional time was lost. The reason for the line failure? The bolts holding the lengths of pipe together had crumbled from 40 years of corrosion. Our schools have aged, some less gracefully than others. With student, staff, parent and community input, a list of district facility needs has been created — $449 million worth of projects to benefit the students on every campus, plus a new middle school to relieve Carmel Valley Middle School’s serious over-crowding. A complete list is available on www.friendsofsandieguitoschools.com. This is not a “wish” list — it is a “needs” list. A school board cannot impose taxes … But it can, and should, present the needs and facts to the voters for them to decide whether or not to invest in our schools, students, and community. The San Diego County Taxpayers Association has studied our proposal and supports Prop AA, commenting that the projects have been thoroughly vetted. Their detailed ballot recommendation of Prop AA is at www.sdcta.org. Our schools consistently rank the highest academically in the county, state and country. In order to continue to provide the best opportunities for our students, we need facilities that will meet our students’ needs for the next 40 years. We cannot afford to wait. After 40 years, it’s time to once again invest in our own community and our students. It is up to us to do what needs to be done. If you value educational excellence and the wisdom of planning for our future, you will understand the need to support Prop AA. Barbara Groth Trustee (and alumnus) San Dieguito Union High School District
How the DMUSD bond would differ from the Poway bonds As I talk with members of our community about Proposition CC, the bond measure for the Del Mar Union School District, I hear one concern raised repeatedly: how do we know that Prop CC will not be the same taxpayer travesty that the Poway school bonds have become? There are several reasons why the DMUSD bond differs from Poway, and these reasons can go a long way towards reassuring our community. Poway’s primary objective with their bonds was to build and renovate facilities at their older school sites. Some of the campuses, like Poway High School, received dramatic renovations. This means they had to take out large construction contracts at the outset of building. They needed very large sums of money in a short time frame to accomplish this. In four of five bond draws they made between 2003 and 2011, the draw amount exceeded $73 million. DMUSD’s bond is not intended to finance the building of schools. It is primarily intended to enhance the implementation of the strategic plan and to offset declines in school funding by paying for things like modernization of schools, and maintenance and site upgrade projects. There are no large-scale, up-front construction contracts to sign. Rather than taking out the entire $76.8 million in a lump sum, the district plans to make smaller draws of approximately $15 million every few years. The impact of this major difference between the two bonds is that the DMUSD has much more flexibility to look at other bond vehicles besides the much-discussed capital appreciation bond (CAB) that has Poway in hot water. The CAB typically defers payment against the bond principal to some future date, during which time large sums of interest are accrued. The DMUSD will most likely use current interest bonds (CIBs) that would enable them to make payments against the principal immediately. Interest rates for CIBs are far more favorable than for CABs because the bond buyer is assuming less risk. It also means that taxpayers will not get stuck with highly unfavorable terms as we have seen in Poway. There is a silver lining to the debacle in Poway. We have all learned a lot from it. Community members I have spoken with are aware of what happened there, and are rightly concerned about fiscal responsibility with respect to these bond measures. Dan McAllister, our County tax assessor, has responded to the Poway situation by issuing guidelines that would protect taxpayers against bad CAB deals. The DMUSD takes its responsibility to the public seriously, and in a board meeting earlier this month the trustees adopted a resolution that embraces McAllister’s recommendations. This, along with an independent oversight committee that will review bond draws, will help to ensure our district makes choices that will protect taxpayers from fiscal fiasco. Suzanne Hall Torrey Hills Parent Co-Chair, Quality Schools for Del Mar
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This November vote No to permitting pot shops BY CARL HILLIARD, DEL MAR MAYOR, AND JOE KELLEJIAN, SOLANA BEACH MAYOR In case you think compassionate people are behind the initiative to permit pot shops in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Lemon Grove and Imperial Beach, let us set the record straight. This November you’ll be voting on a measure that in Del Mar (Proposition H) and Solana Beach (Proposition W) was financed and facilitated by a group of current and prospective marijuana shop owners. In areas where these shops have proliferated, compassion was not the underlying motive. According to Scott Chipman from San Diegans for Safe Neighborhoods, “We have learned from law enforcement, businesses and community members that the pot shops are a front for profiteering and drug abuse. They also create problems for surrounding businesses, like loitering, nuisance behavior, even crimes of opportunity since pot shops are a cash business with an easy-to-sell product.” Because of the seriousness of this proposed measure, Del Mar prepared a 40-page impact report of violations and repercussions. Here are just some of the findings: •The measure violates state and federal drug laws. •It also violates California sales tax laws. •The measure allows convicted felons to operate pot shops. •The measure has no requirements for recordkeeping, audits, landlord protection or parking provisions. •If the measure passes, city employees will be in violation of federal law and could face federal prosecution. •Pot shop permits cannot be revoked or expire, according to the proposed measure. •Because it violates federal drug laws, the measure would jeopardize city federal grant funds. •The measure allows six shops to open in Del Mar and twice that number in Solana Beach. The measure is clearly illegal, says Del Mar City Attorney Bob Mahlowitz. As written, these pot shop ballot initiatives “contain misrepresentations and illegal and improper uses, meaning it may be beyond the power of a city to enact.” He adds that it doesn’t matter if the measure passes because residents vote it in. “It can’t be done,” Mahlowitz says. “It’s illegal.” Which is why federal law enforcement officials are shuttering pot shops across the state, including San Diego, as well as those cities that attempted to craft permitting ordinances. In essence, this ballot measure is a waste of money and time. So how did the measure make it to the ballot in the first place? State election code states that if 10 percent of a city’s registered voters sign a petition regarding an ordinance, it must go to a public vote, even if it is found to contain illegalities. A loophole of sorts in our state election code got the measure on the ballot. In November, we need to vote it off. For legal reasons and for the best interests of our neighborhoods, vote no to permitting pot shops.
Where is my plastic bag? BY LANE SHARMAN Really, where does government obtain its power to regulate single use plastic bags? Did the City of Solana Beach go too far? Should Driver, Frankel and Powell be elected to run Solana Beach? What would they have done? Had Driver, Frankel or Powell shown up at the candidate forum on Oct. 8, the public would know what they would have done differently (or not). They were no-shows. How would they work with Heebner, Zahn and Zito who did show up and spoke out on the ban as well as scores of other issues of concern to local residents? No issue was off the table as it was a forum of the people and by the people conducted by the League of Women Voters. It is clear from the debate that Heebner, Zahn and Zito stand for a variety of individual as well as social rights, including the right to have a safe home on the bluffs of Solana Beach. In a transparent manner, Heebner, Zahn and Zito spoke about their records and vision. Driver, Frankel or Powell? Who really knows? Governments regulate for fairness, transparency, education, transportation, public safety, welfare, property rights, and a clean and healthy environment, which includes the atmosphere, the ocean, rivers and water. In a perfect world, there would be no need for government. Alas, we are not there and so we must ask, who is the best person to steer the government of Solana Beach? Though I dislike an inconvenience like the ban on single-use plastic bags, I think a lot about my grandchildren and their grandchildren in a place like Solana Beach (or the Maldives). And, here is the inconvenient truth: we all need to make some adjustments with regard to our personal emissions and waste if we want to hand off a livable world to our descendants. If you don’t live in Solana Beach, come here and shop and support the county’s sole city with a ban on single-use plastic bags. Where did Solana Beach government obtain its power for the ban? City council listened closely for years to the residents of Solana Beach advocating for a better quality of life today and tomorrow. Visit Solana Beach … Don’t be a no-show here or at the ballot box. Lane Sharman is a member of the Solana Beach Clean & Green Committee, a co-founder of the San Diego Energy District Foundation, the founder of the Borrego Water Exchange, and the Managing Partner for Solana Energy. He can be reached at email@example.com.
October 18, 2012
Vote Yes on Prop J to save Del Mar Pacifica Del Mar has been a part of the Del Mar community for over 23 years. When I first heard of Proposition J I was skeptical. Roundabouts, height limits, construction, etc. all seemed to be problematic. As I listened to both sides, and became more educated on the subject, it struck me if not now, when? Del Mar has remained as is since L’Auberge and the Plaza were built a quarter of a century ago. Nothing really has happened in between. Proposition J is a chance to move into the 21st century. The City of Solana Beach, the Del Mar Highlands, Flowerhill and One Paseo are moving ahead. If the Del Mar retail community is to survive in the years to come we need to act now. There will never be a perfect plan that satisfies everyone in Del Mar. Those of you who have been here for any length of time, many much longer than me, know that a perfect plan isn¹t going to happen. The opponents of Proposition J are stating that business is great in Del Mar. It is not. Pacifica Del Mar and Pacifica Breeze Café sales are down $3,000,000 from 2009-2012 versus 2005-2008. We struggle every day to maintain our business. The Plaza is still suffering with what is now its fourth owner. One need only walk through the Plaza or up and down Camino Del Mar to see there isn’t much of anything to keep locals in town or bring tourism or folks that live east of 5 to Del Mar. Maybe that is what some locals want, to keep Del Mar for themselves, as is. I don’t believe there are enough sales tax, TOT tax and other revenue to supplement property taxes to keep Del Mar thriving. Proposition J will revitalize downtown for years to come. Del Mar deserves it and before you cast your vote either way you need to have an open mind, listen to both sides of the argument and not heed the scare tactics of those opposed to moving forward. Vote YES on Proposition J to save Del Mar. Kipp Downing Proprietor, Pacifica Del Mar and Pacifica Breeze Cafe
Vote No on Prop J to avoid chaos The insidious problem with Prop J is that it will cancel Del Mar’s existing City Measure B provision, which requires voter approval of large commercial development. It will allow developers to utilize a “Density Bonus” for affordable housing and permits a 50 percent over-the-cap increase without voter approval. The traffic analysis seems inadequate with the recent addition of the light at 15th Street (instead of the roundabout) and no mention of the traffic on the 5 (estimated at 280,000 vehicles per day), which will reroute onto Camino del Mar (CDM), Crest, Luneta, or Stratford when backups occur on the 5. Moreover, because the traffic analysis was done during off-peak months, it could not adequately account for the one million or more people who visit our beaches every year and the three million who visit the Fair. In addition, heavy bicycle traffic on CDM will be disruptive and dangerous as people back out of diagonal parking; this will surely cause more accidents, based on reports from bicyclists in Bird Rock who already encounter this problem. Prop J may be well intended, but we can do better. Vote No on J to maintain our right to approve future development and avoid chaos and gridlock on CDM. Mary and Jeff Friestedt
Canyon Crest Academy Foundation to unveil Legacy Wall Oct. 25 The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation (CCAF) will unveil the CCA Foundation Legacy Wall, which honors the most generous donors, on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at the CCA school campus. In addition to the donors, invited guests include San Diego city and school officials, the professional artist Dee McMillen, who guided students through the process of creating the art for the wall, as well as the parents of the students who created the art. The Foundation will also be formally dedicating the artwork to the Canyon Crest Academy. The event will be catered by students from the CCA NEST cafe, a program supported by the Foundation. Refreshments will be provided by Towne Bakery of Del Mar Highlands and the CCA Farmers’ Market. The Foundation’s partnership with the CCA Farmers’ Market (Thursday afternoons at CCA) enables the community to sample locally sourced produce and foster a fun and social environment for families.
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Letters to the Editor/Opinion
Pro Prop J rhetoric divisive, distorted
I find the rhetoric of the pro Prop J to be divisive. In their mailer they accuse the “No on J” residents of deception, falsehoods, and dishonesty. By contrast, are the supporters of Prop J the bearers of gospel truth? There are other legitimate and ethical perspectives on the seven items the pro people have raised, as follows: 1. CLAIM: Prop J will “result in overdevelopment.” Pro J’s like to equate the Bird Rock with Del Mar. This is not only comparing apples to oranges, but more like apples to stones. The Bird Rock has little bearing on Del Mar. The following are but three reasons: A. Del Mar is the major artery for leaving and entering Freeway 5. Bird Rock is no such feeder. B. Del Mar has the racetrack and fair traffic. Bird Rock has no such congestion. C. Del Mar’s goal has always been to preserve our village atmosphere. Bird Rock wanted a more commercial atmosphere. Let us wait and see Solana Beach’s experience and learn from their successes and/or failures. Do we want to be more like Solana Beach or retain our unique Del Mar culture? 2. CLAIM: Prop J will “double air pollution.” A 28 percent increase in FAR will definitely lead to more cars and congestion. If the VSP’s objective is to bring in more tourist dollars, that definitely means more tourist cars. Pros have no monopoly on common sense as stated in their mailing. However, they do lack an analytical mind. It is like stating that if you jump off the Empire State Building, 99 percent of the journey is safe, without analyzing the final consequence. 3. CLAIM: Prop J will “eliminate views of the ocean, sky and trees.”
Talking about common sense, don’t taller buildings block more sunlight and views? Moreover, how equitable is it to give property owners on the west side a 28 percent bonanza and zilch to the owners on the east side of 101? Regarding the Design Review Board: Where was it during the encroachment of the restaurants onto our public sidewalks? They had full authority to do their important job, but were bypassed by the City Council. The same thing can happen with the VSP. 4. CLAIM: Prop J will “result in overdevelopment.” A 28 percent increase in FAR is huge! Think in terms of your own home. If Prop J were really resident oriented we should all have the option to increase our home’s FAR by 28 percent. My family would be delighted — all my children and grandchildren can stay with us under the same roof. Besides, I could add a separate residence for about $100,000 to $150,000 and add $1,000,000 to the value of my property. That is exactly what is offered to the commercial property owners/developers on the west side of 101. Whether they are voting citizens or not, commercial property owners will spend a mint to promote Prop J, and rightfully so, due to the huge profits involved. 5. CLAIM: Prop J will “reduce property values.” That will mainly be determined by the general economy. Under President Carter’s 18 percent interest rate and Bush’s deficits for unpaid wars, the real estate market crashed. 6. CLAIM: Prop J will “cost taxpayers $12 million.” Proponents say that this $12 million will be paid for by the state and federal governments. It is far more realistic to state that Prop J may be partially funded by the state
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and the federal governments. As of now Del Mar has not seen a dime! If the federal government is unable to provide for the needs of our brave wounded warriors, who is willing to guarantee funds for a relatively prosperous Del Mar? If we are indeed funded by the state, under measure B, if the VSP passes, we will lose local control of our city’s development. Please note the excellent letter by Sharon Feierabend in this newspaper’s Sept. 27, 2012 issue. 7. CLAIM: Several former mayors oppose Prop J. The proponents distort the history of development in our city. The initial opposition to the Del Mar Plaza by the former mayors, councilmen and residents of Del Mar, led not only to a significant reduction of the FAR, but a superior resident oriented Plaza, with a market and open spaces. This development clearly demonstrated the significance of our Del Mar process, and the caring concern of our citizens and the enlightened developers. I grant the proponents of Prop J a sincere desire to help the city with additional revenues and at the same time enrich the west side property owners and developers. Maneck S. Wadia, Ph.D Del Mar
This is written in response to a letter to the editor by Ms. Wadia regarding Proposition J. I moved to Del Mar with my family when I was 15 years old. I attended Torrey Pines High School when it was surrounded by dirt roads and called North City West. I moved away, attended college and graduate school, married and had three daughters, and I moved back to Del Mar 11 years ago to be in the town that I love. My 74-year-old father still lives up the street from me and my parents in-law live part-time in Del Mar also. We have three generations of Del Mar residents in our house on a daily basis. We know first hand what it is like to live in Del Mar spanning multi-generations. Our family loves the restaurants, cafes, services and shops in Del Mar. Some member of our family can be seen on a daily basis at one or more of the downtown businesses. However, we know that the south end of town near our home is in serious decay. Camino del Mar is impossible to cross safely at anytime of day, traffic is terrible due to the stop signs, there is not a continuous sidewalk, there are not any public spaces or interesting architecture (with the exception of Cafe Secret), the open storefronts have turned into tattoo parlors, and telemarketing businesses. Proposition J is not about creating a tourist/party town. Proposition J is about creating a town with renewed life for multi-generations of residents and visitors. In answer to your question, the Grove/Coppo family of Del Mar (all eight of us with moms, dads, grandparents and kids) would like to see Proposition J/the Village Specific Plan implemented to help downtown Del Mar improve and serve the needs of the residents and visitors alike. Del Mar has a the option of continuing to decay or improve. We would like to see Del Mar step proudly into the 21st century and sustain itself as a beautiful seaside community for all generations. Supported by Jen, Doug, Tyler, Kyra, Tyler, Lauren, Jack, Peggy Grove and Carlo Coppo
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Letters to the Editor/Opinion Don’t ruin Del Mar — Vote ‘No’ on prop J Your “YES” vote on Del Mar Prop J could mean an immediate tripling in the value of the land under our commercial property at 11th & Camino Del Mar. How so? The value of commercial property, unlike residential, is based on the return on the investment. Rental income is based on the floor area of building rented. Since the floor area ratio currently on our property is only 29 percent, Prop J would allow an increase in the FAR to at least 100 percent — an increase of 245 percent. And the value, as well. We should be voting “Yes,” but let me tell you why we are voting “No.” We have lived immediately next door to
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our commercial property since 1964, and we believe the planned changes to the downtown will destroy the small-scale livability we have enjoyed in Del Mar, lower the value of our home and really be bad for business. We believe changes to the main street would create more havoc there and on our side street, with whatever traffic and parking solutions they might provide. There is call for more restaurants along the entire six blocks, creating more smells, rats, late night noise, etc. We can live with whatever replaces this proposed Plan. Vote “No” on Prop J. Ralph Peck Del Mar
Why won’t the No on Prop J group debate the issues? Whether you support or oppose Prop J in Del Mar, everyone agrees the choice voters make in November will have a big impact on our city’s future, favorably in my opinion. So I was very disappointed to learn that opponents of Prop J have refused an invitation from the Del Mar Times to participate in a televised debate. If opponents believe the claims they’ve made are factual and defensible, I assume they would welcome a chance to present them to interested voters. The fact that leaders of the No on J group refused to debate the issues should cause every undecided voter in town to question the credibility of opponents’ claims. The City Council and the leaders of Yes on J gladly accept the invitation to debate and get the facts out. It appears the No Group would prefer to ignore the facts and plant factually incorrect information in order to raise fear among residents. To me this is unconscionable in light of all the work that has been done (staff time and consultants), the public outreach program (90 pubic meetings) and the tax payer money expended ($500K-plus) to arrive at what I feel is a very balanced plan to revitalize the Village.
I will be voting with supporters of Prop J, which include 100 percent of our City Council members and 100 percent of our Planning Commission members. The City Council and Planning Commission members are made up of dedicated Del Mar citizens, just like you. They studied this issue extensively over two-plus years using top traffic engineers and other consultants. After all the studies, meetings and public input, why would 100 percent of the Council vote for something that would negatively impact the town they live in? The Council had the courage to move forward to approve an executable planning document to improve downtown. By contrast, the many previous “studies” on the Village upgrade just sit on the shelf. Also, Prop J has been endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the North County Bicycle Association and the Walk San Diego program. Let’s finally get something positively done downtown and vote Yes on Prop J. Howard Gad, Del Mar
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Week in Sports BY GIDEON RUBIN Football: With Cathedral Catholic eager to solidify its lead atop the Eastern League standings, running back Tony Johnson who stepped up. Johnson rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries to lead the Dons to a 29-21 victory over Lincoln on Oct. 12. The Dons took an early 2-0 lead when they blocked punt that led to a safety on a play that set the tone for a decisive first quarter. Johnson scored on a 2-yard run and Michael Mulvihill returned an interception 40 yards for a Dons score to make it 16-0 midway through the first quarter. The Dons have won three games in a row and four of their last five. They improved to 2-0 in league and 5-2 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian moved into first place with a decisive 45-6 Coastal League victory over Bishopâ€™s on Oct. 12. The Eagles rolled up 421 yards of total offense - all of which came on the ground - on a day when they featured two 100-plus yard rushers and four players who rushed for 79 yards or more. Quarterback Hunter Vaccaro rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns on six carries and Tony Miro gained 121 yards and scored two touchdowns on six carries. Jerry Harper rushed for 89 yards and one touchdown on three carries, and Cole Needham gained 79 yards and scored one touchdown on five carries. Vaccaro attempted just one pass. Darrian Borboa, Zachary Neufeld and Troy Zarubin each had 11 tackles to lead the Eagles defensively. The Eagles improved to 2-0 in league and 4-3 overall for the season as they won for the third time in four games. ***** Torrey Pines took an early lead but the Falcons couldnâ€™t hold on in a 14-13 Palomar League loss to Westview on Oct. 12 The Falcons led 13-0 at halftime but the Wolverines responded with two touchdowns in a decisive third quarter. Chase Pickwell rushed for 120 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries to lead the Falcons. Quarterback Mike Ward was six for 15 passing for 49 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Jackson Gentes caught two passes for 32 yards and one touchdown.
The Falcons fell to 0-2 in league and 3-4 overall for the season. ***** San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Rock Academy 50-13 in a Pacific League game on Oct. 11. Quarterback Micah Weinstein completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 131 yards with two interceptions in defeat for the Lions. Jeremy Danzig rushed for 78 yards and one touchdown on six carries. Weinstein gained 52 rushing yards and scored one touchdown on seven carries. Ethan Laser had five receptions for 53 yards and Tomar Baltinester caught six passes for 34 yards. The Lions fell to 0-2 in league and 0-5 overall for the season. Field hockey: Canyon Crest Academy remained unbeaten as the Ravens defeated Rancho Bernardo 4-0 in a Palomar League game on Oct. 12 that extended their season-opening winning streak to 14 games. Haley Schroeder scored two goals and had one assist to lead the Ravens. Ellie Beniston and Gabby DePetro each added one goal. The Ravens improved to 3-0 in league and 14-0 overall for the season. Water polo: Torrey Pines defeated Poway 13-8 in a Palomar League match on Oct. 11. Zach Applegate scored four goals and had three assists to lead the Falcons. Hernando DeCima added three goals and one assist and Trevor Colbert and Sam Hardeman each contributed two goals. Harrison Miller had four assists and scored one goal, and goalie Layne Moore contributed eight saves. ***** Santa Fe Christian lost to Rancho Buena Vista 13-5 in a nonleague game on Oct. 11. Bennett Royce scored four goals in defeat for the Eagles and Brennan Epss contributed one goal and one assist. Eagles goalie Spencer Wong had 11 saves. The Eagles fell to 4-11 overall for the season. Golf: Torrey Pines shot a 190 as the Falcons defeated Mt. Carmel by disqualification in a Palomar League match on Oct. 11. Medalist Jennifer Peng shot an even-par 36 to lead the Falcons on a nine-hole course at Carmel Highland Golf Course. Sandy Choi contributed a 37 score and Minjia Luo and Jen-
nifer Peng each contributed 38 scores. Mt. Carmel didnâ€™t field enough players to have a qualifying score. The victory followed a 184-201 league win against Rancho Bernardo on Oct. 9. Peng and Luo each shot an even-par 36 to lead the Falcons on a nine-hole course at Bernardo Heights Golf Course. Co-medalists Sarah Cho and Georgia Lacey each shot a 37 and Sandy Choi added a 38 score. The Falcons improved to 8-0 in league and 19-0 overall for the season. ***** Canyon Crest Academy lost to Rancho Bernardo 203-228 in a Palomar League match at Bernardo Heights on Oct. 11. The Ravens were led by medalist Yubin Huh, who shot an even par 36. The Ravens fell to 2-5 in league and 4-7 overall for the season.
FAV members make fall crafts with seniors FAV (Female Athlete Vo l u n t e e r s ) spent a recent afternoon at Belmont Village, a retirement community in Cardiff, making fall crafts with the residents. The girls raced straight from their m o r n i n g sporting events to spend quality time with the seniors just
talking and helping to make centerpieces for their apartments. The members of FAV are athletes on multiple local teams including the WAVE Volleyball teams, Surf and Sharks competitive soccer teams, Adrenaline, LAX West and Pacific Falcons Lacrosse teams as well as the Solana Beach CATS basketball team.
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Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse supports Rady Children’s Hospital at Shamu & You Walk The Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Team walked at the Rady Children’s Hospital Shamu & You Walk on Oct. 6 to support and honor their honorary team member Jose Montano. The Torrey Pines Lacrosse Program adopted Jose through the “Friends of Jaclyn Program” in March of 2012. Jose, his family and friends, and the Torrey Pines Lacrosse Team walked together to raise money to support Rady Children’s Hospital. The team name that was chosen by Jose was “Team Faith.” The team had more than 100 walkers and raised approximately $6,000. “Team Faith” was one of three teams to win an award at the event. The award won was the “Most Spirited Team” award. The Torrey Pines Lacrosse Program is working hard to make a difference in the community and the lives of others.
Registration open for SB Little League Spring 2013 Season Solana Beach Little League (SBLL) announced recently that registration for its 56th anniversary year is now open on its website at www.solanabeachlittleleague. com. The league offers divisions for every level of play from Tee Ball to Juniors. Parents with boys and girls who are between the ages of 5 and 14 (age determined on 5/1/13) are invited to register their child to participate. No prior baseball experience is required to participate in the league. Solana Beach Little League is an entirely volunteer-based, non profit organization and is chartered by the Little League Baseball organization based in Williamsport, Pa. The league serves the communities of Solana Beach, northern Carmel Valley (residents living north of Del Mar Heights Road) and parts of Del Mar (residents living east of I-5 with Del Mar addresses. “We are looking forward to another great year of Little League baseball in Solana Beach,” commented league president, David Crean. “Over the past 56 years we have been a mainstay in the community, offering a fun and healthy activity for boys and girls. We take great pride in the experience our league provides to players and their families, and we welcome newcomers and league veterans alike.”
The league will offer early registration online at www.solanabeachlittleleague.com until Dec. 31. Early registration fees for players are $195 for the season. Registration after Dec. 31 will be $225. In addition to Little League registration, we are also taking registrations for interested players for Juniors Division (age 13&14) and a new 50/70 Little League division. The 50/70 division is open to league age 13 only. As these are interest only lists, no fees are due upon registration. Depending on interest level, and other leagues participation, the SBLL Board will make a decision on next steps and communicate to interested families. Tryouts will be held for the AAA, Majors divisions in January. Regular season games will begin in early March and run until early June. Solana Beach Little League wants every child in the community to have a chance to play Little League baseball. As such, the league offers full and partial scholarships to families in need. To apply for a scholarship, simply contact the league registrar via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Solana Beach Little League via email at email@example.com.
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Starting line at the Children’s Hospital Shamu & You Walk: Coach Rory Doucette (Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse) holding the sign with honorary Torrey Pines Lacrosse team member Jose Montano leading “Team Faith.”
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Donation made to Casa de Amistad in memory of longtime teacher Leona Shaw BY KAREN BILLING To celebrate the memory of their friend Leona Shaw, a former Del Mar Union School District teacher that had a lifelong passion for learning, a group of family and Randa Krackow, left, and Susan friends recently Pfleeger, right, recently made a made a donation donation to Casa de Amistad in her name to Program Director Nicole MioneCasa de Amistad. Green in honor of their friend Leona Casa de Amistad Shaw. Photos/Karen Billing is a non-profit, after-school learning center dedicated to the education and character development of Hispanic children, hosted at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church campus. Local residents Susan Pfleeger and Randa Krackow presented the donation of school supplies, such as pencils, crayons, paper, folders and books, to Casa on Oct. 9, as well as $365 in monetary contributions. The donations will be put to very good use. “We waste nothing,” said Casa de Amistad Program Director Nicole Mione-Green. As a former teacher herself, Pfleeger was very impressed by the program and said she knew Shaw would be so happy to help a place like Casa. “This is a wonderful place to be, you guys are so lucky,” Pfleeger told the children. “Leona was a lovely, lovely person and if you happen to use any of these supplies, know that she’s looking down on you and she’s so proud of the progress you have made.” Currently, Casa’s program has 165 young students enrolled, with 48 still on the waiting list. Casa draws from the Del Mar and Solana Beach school districts, as well as Encinitas, Cardiff and Carlsbad. The children are matched up with volunteer tutor/mentors, mostly retired teachers, and they meet twice a week for two-hour sessions. Together, they finish up homework, run flash cards, read a book or Time Magazine for Kids for 15 to 20 minutes, and then if they have time left over they can play a game. Additionally, they have a high school and middle school program, as well as a computer lab thanks to a generous donation of 12 laptop computers. “The computer lab is really important because a lot of these kids don’t have computers at home or access to the Internet,” Mione-Green said. Shaw passed away earlier this year. She taught in Del Mar “forever,” although no one knows quite how long— she started when the Shores was still a school campus, back in the 1960s. She worked at Del Mar Hills until she retired. Shaw used to meet monthly for lunch with a group See TEACHER, page B22
‘The littlest big Halloween Carnival’ returns to benefit Solana Beach schools BY JEANNE FERRIS The littlest big Halloween Carnival is back. The scent of cotton candy is in the air and clever costumes are being created by fine young minds. This “fun”tastic event will be held at 780 Santa Victoria on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The proceeds from this 40 years-plus tradition benefit the children’s enrichment programs at both Solana Vista and Skyline Elementary Schools, hosting in alliance with the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning (SBFL). An ongoing yearly challenge is the endangered enrichment program, which is referred to in the school curriculum as “wheel.” “Wheel” includes art, physical education, science and technology — subjects not available at most schools statewide. This includes supporting materials and teachers’ salaries. Co-chairs extraordinaire, Michelle Becker and Halle Shilling, will once again be at the helm and are always assisted by a cast of volunteer parents and school staff. Breakfast is donated by Top of the Bagel, Solana Beach Coffee Company and Coast Pediatrics Del Mar. “This year we have a photo booth,” says Becker. “Go in with a friend and get four colored candid photographs and two copies.” “We also have Boom Blaster. This is a race to the finish with two players pumping really hard on plastic pumps,” adds Shilling. “The first one to pop their balloon wins.” Check in for the Children’s Costume Contest is 11:30 a.m. A performance by the All Star Dance Academy is at 12 p.m. and the American Family Martial
(Above) Participants having fun at previous Carnival events. (Right) Parent volunteers: Kimberly Wise, Laurel Feldman, Cathy Knutzen, and Kerry Perlman Arts demonstration is at 2 p.m. A live DJ from Xtreme Fun will emcee and provide dance music. Available for purchase on the premises: Tony’s Jacal, Subway, Caffe La Bocca, Chief’s, Fish Market, Pizza Nova, California Pizza Kitchen, and the oh-so-yummy handcrafted bake sale. Raffle prizes are varied: Norwood Music Studios, Woody’s, Zinc Café and The Habit — to name a few. The silent auction features Premier West Stables, Solana Beach Little League, North Shore Girls Softball, Forever Fit, Pure Barre and retail merchants such as David Alan Collection, Ceramic Designs, Mistral, Billabong, the Miscellany Shop and more. The teachers and principals — in addition to working the carnival on their day off — donate themed outings. This makes for priceless childhood photographs and lifetime memories. Hot auction items are yearround personalized reserved parking at Sola-
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Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema program recently announced its 2nd Annual “CCA MiniCine Fest.” Students from all schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District were offered the opportunity to shoot, produce, and edit a film in the span of 48 hours on the weekend of Oct. 12. They were given a prompt to make the film a three-minute spooky comedy centered on theme word “squishy.” The groups scrambled through all hours of the weekend to have their DVD in by that Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., the friends and family of the filmmakers, plus the community are invited to attend the Mini Cine Festival showcasing the 22 short films that were made. Awards will be given to the team with the overall best film, as well as an audience choice winner. Tickets to the show are $5 for students and $10 for adults. The money raised from the MiniCine Fest, including a $30 entry fee per team, supports the Envision Cinema program at
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The 3rd annual “PAC of Angels” tennis tournament and BBQ fundraiser, sponsored by the Pacific Sports Resort in Carmel Valley, was held on Oct. 14. Started three years ago to memorialize the life and spirit of their beautiful son, Alex, Vivian and Mike Capozza host this event to benefit the Jenna Druck Center. The Center’s Families Helping Families program serves over 400 bereaved families each year through support groups, individual and family consultation, a “Grief Education Series” and school and workplace programs. Participants in the tennis tournament competed at the Pacific Sports Resort and Del Mar Country Club. Immediately following, a delicious barbeque lunch was served poolside on the beautiful patio of the Pacific Sports Resort to the music of the Wayne Foster Band. For more information about the Jenna Druck Center, to make a donation or become a volunteer, please visit www.jennadruckcenter. org. Photos/Lisette Omoss (Images by Lisette Photography)
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Beloved Del Mar Heights serpent upgrade almost complete
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BY KAREN BILLING The Del Mar Heights School serpent is almost ready to return to action on the playground. The unique 22-foot-long mosaic bench by Del Mar artist Betsy Kopshina Schulz was first made eight years ago as a gift from the sixth grade class of 2004, but vandalism had put a few hurtful dents in the snake. All of the broken pieces have been replaced and a new stain and finish will be added. “We’ve spruced it up so it can last another 100 years of kids, this will keep it looking nicer longer,” Schulz said. “You just don’t see things like this on school campuses. The more art in the community the better because it adds beauty and interest. It’s whimsical and creative and it gives kids a place to have a lot of imaginary play. They can take it from here.” Sarah Smiley, a Torrey Pines alumni and recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, worked with Schulz on the snake’s rehab over the past few weeks. Inquisitive “fans” surrounded them during recesses and lunch while they worked; the children asking questions and coming up with really funny comments. “It was great interaction,” Schulz said. “Just by seeing art being done, they learn so much.” Schulz, whose two children are Del Mar Heights graduates and are now in the seventh and ninth grades, does lots of public art work for cities. Some of her work can be seen in archways in Solana Beach, 10 columns downtown, on a mural in Fallbook and on benches and tiles at Fletcher Cove. But she gets a lot of joy from working with young students. “I like to do programs at schools with kids because I like them to see how things are built, so they can appreciate what it takes to get things done,” Schulz said. Schulz also helped develop the school garden, the serpent’s neighbor. “As many outdoor learning environments that can be created the better,” she said. Back in 2004, Schulz worked with sixth graders on the bench project with seven groups submitting designs. Each group designed their bench to scale and made models of their work which were voted on by the class to be made into
we end up with future architects and artists, because it just takes one experience to inspire them for a future career or love.” Upon closer review, the smiling green serpent’s scales are made up of tiles, rocks and shells. The kids came up with all the inspiring words that were used on the snake’s tiles, such as “relish, enjoy, rejoice, discover, dance, dare and conserve.” Over the years vandals had broken several pieces off of the snake, which Schulz said is very disappointing because it would take a lot of work to damage the strong structure they built. Someone had to have taken a hammer to it. Del Mar Heights students are happy their unique 22-foot-long mosaic “serpent” has been Those who helped repaired and spruced up. The serpent was created by Del Mar artist Betsy Kopshina Schulz. create the serpent feel a Photo/Karen Billing sense of ownership, but a reality. a special ceremony will The serpent, which is at its widest 5 feet wide, was be held to rededicate the bench to remind current students structured with rebar and chicken wire, then filled with ce- that they are stewards of the sculpture, that it is something ment, shaped and sculpted. to be respected and protected. Nearly every child in school that year had the opportuA poem by first graders, imbedded onto the bench, nity to help. sends the important message: “This serpent was made for “Every student got to put at least one mosaic on so ev- you and me, to enjoy a book by the sea. Treat it as a friend, ery child in school had a hand in it,” Schulz said. “It was protect it with care. It is here for us to share.” good because it felt like they had ownership…(The sculpLearn more about Schulz’s work at www.adesigngarden. ture) was a good way to get children involved. That’s how com
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The mask of Tengu, the Japanese god of virility, watches over the bar.
The Protein Roll combines scallops, albacore, spicy tuna, avocado and crab, wrapped in soy paper.
Pacific Rim specialties draw sushi-lovers to Café Japengo BY KELLEY CARLSON ts name means “land of mystery,” yet Café Japengo appears to be well-known among San Diegans. Although Café Japengo is located across the street from the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, in Restaurant Village, it’s more of a local joint than a hotel restaurant. By day, it tends to draw the business crowd. At night, it becomes louder and more trendy. During the summer, there are concerts in the common area shared by the nearby eateries. Inside, much of the activity centers around the sushi bar. Among the sushi chefs’ creations is the Protein Roll with spicy tuna, albacore, scallop, crab, avocado and scallions wrapped in soy paper and topped with garlic-ginger ponzu. Meanwhile, guests sit around the large, square counter, under drapery crafted from noreen (material wrapped around sushi carts in Japan) and keep an eye on the action. The chefs can prepare delicacies based on customers’ preferences, according to General Manager Monia Tonazzo. She recommends patrons become acquainted with a particular chef. “Our chefs are all artists; they all have their own styles,” Tonazzo said. Frequent diners also can take advantage of membership in the Sunday Night Tengu Club. Every half-hour, a prize wheel is spun, and sushi bar patrons wearing Café Japengo anniversary T-shirts are eligible to win gift cards and food. In addition, they receive $10 gift cards for every $50 they spend. Guests who opt to sit in the bar and sip
Inside the Carne Asada Roll is a shrimp tempura roll; outside is seared tuna, ponzu, sesame oil and green onion.
Booths in the dining room are separated by screens. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at delmartimes.net Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week: Café Japengo’s Kobe Beef Burger on beverages like Rock Sake Cocktails and Ginger & Cucumber Fizz are watched over by the long-nosed mask of Tengu, the Japanese god of virility. Nearby are framed kites featuring images of actors who starred in kabuki theater productions. In the main dining room, shoji screens separate booths. The screens — some of which can be seen through — represent the secrecy of the East and mystery of the West. The cuisine is a combination of simplicity and freshness, Tonazzo said. More organic, farm-to-table types of ingredients and sustainable seafood are being incorporated into the dishes these days, and the menu changes every six months. “We want to keep it exciting,” Tonazzo said.
Kobe Beef Burger with shishito peppers, shiitake, onion rings, white cheddar and sriracha-barbecue mayo. Yet there are staples, some of which are shared by Café Japengo’s related restaurants in Hawaii. One appetizer that seems to be popular is the Roasted Shishito Peppers with ponzu and bonito shavings. Another favorite starter is the Curry Dusted Calamari with Thai lime vinaigrette and chuka salad. A few sandwich and burger selections are available during lunchtime, such as the Kobe Beef Burger. Main entrees served throughout the day include the flaky and delicate Miso Butterfish with Asian truffle broth, shrimp dumplings, jemiji mushrooms, bok choy and gobo root; and Ten Ingredient Fried Rice, which incorporates chicken, shrimp, pork, egg, mushroom and various vegetables.
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Del Mar speech, language center making a difference for 25 years BY CLAIRE HARLIN Starting her career as a second grade teacher nearly three decades ago, Jodie Schuller learned that she had a passion for teaching but there was something about the literacy process that she didnâ€™t fully understand, and she was driven to find out more. While getting her masterâ€™s degree in communication disorders she started to understand that the feelings and behaviors kids have are often tied to their unnoticed weaknesses in comprehension and literacy. Getting into kidsâ€™ heads and understanding how social and educational problems start and progress, Schuller started to develop her own teaching methods and curriculum that would fix problems â€” sometimes even before they start. â€œI tried these things on a client â€” and they worked,â€? said Schuller. â€œI kept doing the same thing and I got so busy that I needed help.â€? Seeing these results, Schuller made it her mission to start a literacy program, and thatâ€™s how her business, Jodie K. Schuller and Associates, was born. Over the past 25 years, the Del Mar office has helped hundreds of kids who have come to her from as far as Mexico, and she has become so confident in her
methods that she guarantees results in one semester. â€œI tell people that if they can give me four months, Iâ€™ll give them a different child,â€? Schuller said. A big connection that is often not made is the connection between reading comprehension and kidsâ€™ social lives. â€œWe always fully evaluate kids and Iâ€™ve never met a child that was great on the playground but not a great comprehender,â€? said Schuller. â€œA child may also be great with scenic but donâ€™t give them a novel and expect them to know what the characters are feeling.â€? Schuller said social problems, which often develop when a child first starts attending school, can often be prevented by making sure a child is comprehending reading â€” and even practicing healthy playing techniques â€”very early on. For example, a red flag for a toddler is when â€œcause and effectâ€? playing, such as banging on objects or stacking blocks and repeatedly knocking them down, is not developing into â€œcooperative, imaginative, sequential play,â€? Schuller said. â€œThis would be like dressing a baby doll and putting it to sleep or driving a toy car along a path to arrive somewhere,â€? she said. This type of play is indicative that a
child is understanding feelings of others, as well as â€œexpected behaviors,â€? she said. â€œUnexpected behaviors are what result in kids not treating each other well,â€? said speech and language pathologist Tessa Floodberg, who teaches a social thinking group. â€œA lot of kids only think about themselves, and itâ€™s important they know how to understand and react to others.â€? She said a lot of times kids will learn to read well, but they simply call out the words without understanding and interacting emotionally with the book. â€œItâ€™s these same kids who go out on the playground and have trouble comprehending the feelings of others, which leads to problems,â€? Floodberg said. Further, a simple communication setback that manifests itself in a childâ€™s social life can result in regression or evoke feelings that perpetuate the problem. â€œIf a kidâ€™s not communicating, then the emotional and behavior problems from not being understood can result in feelings of selfworth or failure,â€? said Schuller. â€œParents often have no idea itâ€™s a speech and language problem.â€? While Schuller and her team specialize in correcting problems re-
Left to right: Morgan Zemen, literacy specialist; Jodie Schuller, founder and director; Tessa Floodberg, speech and language pathologist; Ilene Ostroff, literacy specialist; Pam Clarke, office manager COURTESY PHOTO lated to more obvious issues, such as speech impediments, reading fluency and elimination of finger sucking, itâ€™s the less obvious issues that can often be more detrimental and persist later in life, she said. â€œEven phonemic awareness, the breaking down of words, develops in the preschool years but nobody who checks on that worries about it as long as a child is talking,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s an easy thing to
miss, but without phonemic awareness, a child can encounter much difficulty later in school years, and prevention is much less expensive, quicker and easier than intervention.â€? Schuller is available for more information at (858) 509-1131; www.speak4success.com. Her office is located at 2002 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 304, Del Mar. â€” Business Spotlight
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CV resident second at Digital Art and Photography Show Carmel Valley resident Steven Gould won second place in the 9th annual Digital Art and Photography Show of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. His winning entry was a digital photograph “Cathedral Rocks — Yosemite.” The show, whose theme is “Creation Continues,” will run now through Nov. 11. The Awards Ceremony will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The show is open for free public viewing from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, and 10. To see the show outside these hours, call the church office at 858-273-1480.
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The nation’s top OB/Gyn specialists will discuss endometriosis and the impact of the disease has on thousand’s of women across the country. On Oct. 23, Mary Lou Ball, cofounder of the Endometrioses Association, will host the forum at the Schaetzel Center’s Great Hall on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no charge for this event. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call 414-355-2200 or email gloria@EndometriosisAssn.org
FanFaire Foundation musicians at CV Library on Oct. 27 A program of “Kids Playing for Kids” sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 1 p.m. in the library’s community room to help celebrate National Arts Month. It will feature pianists Michael Chen, Ursula Hardianto, Clara Truong, and Oksana Germain; violinist Kalvin Hibi; and French hornist Christine Chen playing music of Mozart, J S Bach, Haydn, Elgar, Chopin, Brahms, and Kalus Badelt that ranges from 18th century Baroque to contemporary film music. These talented young musicians, ages 9 to 17, who also love science and math have been nurtured by the Foundation to be role models for children in San Diego. The program is free and will last 60 minutes. The “Kids Playing for Kids” program was launched in October 2011. It enables musically gifted children to express and share their love of music with other chil-
dren, further develop their creative skills, and build their self-confidence as performers. Its kids are also encouraged to excel in their studies and to learn the value of community service. The goal is that their passion for music will spark creativity and a sense of community in other young people so they can compete effectively in our science-based society. This is possible because playing music enhances the skills required for learning science and math. In celebration of the program’s first anniversary, the Foundation has produced a CD of studio performances of classical and jazz pieces by 10 of its more than 30 musicians. It should be released in time for this concert. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668.
Free computer tutoring offered by Del Mar Community Connections Are you new to computing, and taking those first baby steps? Or more advanced, and just want to brush up on your skills? In either case—and more—help can be found Mondays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the newly-opened Del Mar Community Building, 225 9th Street, Del Mar. Offered by Del Mar Community Connections, the free class is led by Lucy Zizka in the new computer lab, on equipment made possible through grants from County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and The Del Mar Foundation. Assistance also will be provided for persons who bring in Mac laptops, Zizka said.
Author and foster mother to speak at Words Alive! event Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of “The Language of Flowers,” will be the guest speaker at the ninth annual Words Alive! Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Grand Del Mar. The event will feature boutiques for shopping, a raffle, lunch, and literary program to raise funds for Words Alive! the non-profit that helps low-income, at-risk children, teens and adults discover how books can add meaning to their lives. Martha Barnette, host of the public radio program, “A Way With Words,” will emcee the afternoon. Author Diffenbaugh is the mother of six foster children. She will discuss her inspiring life journey, take questions from the audience and sign books after the program. Tickets are $100 and include a copy of Diffenbaugh’s book as well as lunch. Table sponsorships are $1,500 for 10 guests. To make reservations, contact Patrick Stewart at (858) 274-9673, email@example.com or visit www.wordsalive.org
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Regional Halloween events â€˘Haunted Aquarium: Discover what lurks beneath the surface with close encounters of the fishy kind, party with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, and explore wreckage for sunken treasures. Wander the aquariumâ€™s galleys for tricky treats and discover a sea of glowing creatures. Dress to impress. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets $15-$19. RSVP: (858) 534-7336 or online aquarium.ucsd.edu â€˘Dracula Ballet: Deliciously scary and passionately danced, â€œDraculaâ€? from the California Ballet Company will keep audiences in the grip of Charles Bennettâ€™s conception of the Bram Stoker story of fictionâ€™s most notorious vampire. â€œAll three acts of this production with its elaborate threetiered set and brilliant music score and sound effects will seduce the audience.â€? 8 p.m. Oct. 27; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28, San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave. Tickets: $22-$60. (858) 560-6741. email@example.com. â€˘Botanic Garden Fall Festival & Halloween Parade: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, for ages 2-6. Halloween-themed activities and crafts in several locations along the newly remodeled Native Plant and Native People Trail and Seeds of Wonder childrenâ€™s garden. Princesses and pumpkins can visit a gentle witch at the decorated playhouse and secret garden to receive a special treat. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., guests will go on a Halloween Parade through the Garden. Free with admission or membership, plus small fee for crafts. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 436-3036, ext. 222. www.sdbgarden.org/ â€˘Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity: IMAX film produced by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The show guides you through otherworldly wormholes to experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy and the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. 3 p.m. daily, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Balboa Park. Tickets: $9-$15.75. â€˘OId Townâ€™s Fall Festival: Seasonal crafts and childrenâ€™s activities a la San Diego in the 1870s will be held, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the central plaza at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Many merchants surrounding the park will have activities, too. Day of the Dead: Nov. 1-2 tour the museums and shops within Old Town San Diego, most have dramatic and festive Day of the Dead altars. Folklorico dancers and live performances celebrating this traditional Mexican holiday will be featured on the Fiesta de Reyes stage. http://sddayofthedead.org â€˘Legoland Brick-or-Treat Party Nights: 5-9 p.m. Saturdays in October. Free with a paid one-day admission or membership. Several monstrously fun areas are open late including The Beginning, Miniland USA, Imagination Zone, Land of Adventure and Castle Hill. (The west side of the Park will close at 5 p.m.) www.legoland.com. (760) 918-LEGO. â€˘12th Annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash Block Party: Eight streets of the Gaslamp and East Village are closed off to become three mega clubs with three deejay stages, a $3,000
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Scream Zone ongoing at Del Mar Fairgrounds The 15th annual Scream Zone, San Diego Countyâ€™s largest haunted experience, opened Sept. 28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Now in its 15th year, Scream Zone is filled with â€œCreepy Carnivorous Dilapidated Diversionsâ€? and is more terrifying and bloodcurdling than ever before! Scream Zone is open: Oct. 17 â€“ 21; 24 â€“ 31. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 11 p.m. other days. For more information, visit www.thescreamzone.com.
Harvest Festival offers family fun and holiday shopping at Del Mar Fairgrounds The Harvest Festival celebrates 40 years of affordable family fun and shopping at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Oct. 19-21. For the past four decades, the Harvest Festival has been the premiere art and craft show in the San Diego area, providing families a safe and affordable experience in which to enjoy the best of American handmade crafts, great food, and fun entertainment. More than 300 artists and craftspeople--dozens of them new to the show--will offer unique American handmade works, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decor, handmade wearable art, photography, garden decorations, hand-turned wood, unique holiday gifts, ceramics, jewelry, childrenâ€™s toys, and much more. For more information, call (800) 346-1212, or visit www.harvestfestival.com.
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Local Halloween events Enjoy ‘Magical Halloween Fun’ at Del Mar Highlands Del Mar Highlands in Carmel Valley will hold a “Magical Halloween Fun” event on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. Trick or treating will be held at participating stores while supplies last. The event will also include live music by Left 4 Dead in the lower plaza (southeast corner of Del Mar Heights Rd. and El Camino Real). Visit www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com (events).
Piazza Carmel to host ‘Trick or Treat’ event Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley will hold a “Trick or Treat” event on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m. Piazza Carmel is located at 3810 - 3890, Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130; www.piazza-carmel.com/events.htm
Shimbashi Izakaya introduces ‘Dumpling Making Class’ Oct. 21 Shimbashi Izakaya, a Japanese restaurant in Del Mar with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, has introduced a dumpling (Gyoza) making class to be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. Participants of all ages knead the dough, stuff, fold and sizzle the dumplings. Priced at $10 per person and free for ages 10 and under, the class includes steamed rice, miso soup and green salad. “Dumplings are a year-round favorite with restaurant guests of all ages,” said Hideko Edwards, general manager of Shimbashi Izakaya. “They’re so much fun to make, especially when you do it with friends or family.” Reservations are required for the class by Oct. 19. To reserve a spot, call Edwards at 858-523-0479 or visit http://bit. ly/QiivdL and be sure to mention “Dumpling Making” in your reservation. Shimbashi Izakaya is located on the Market Level at the Del Mar Plaza, at 1555 Camino Del Mar in Del Mar. Learn more at www.shimbashiizakaya.com or 858-523-0479.
Haunted Hayride and Pumpkin Station open in Del Mar Haunted Hayride: Board the open-sided hay wagon for a creepy trip through the haunted barns on the backside of the Del Mar Race Track. May not be appropriate for small children. The Chamber is a twisting maze with frights around every corner. As you find your way through, you must navigate San Diego’s longest Spinning Tunnel of Terror, and the abode of La Llorona, a visiting ghost from Mexico who has lost her children. Enter off Via de la Valle between Jimmy Durante Boulevard and the Coast Highway. 7-11 p.m. weeknights, to midnight Friday and Saturdays in October. Tickets: $14.99-$29.99. http://www. thescreamzone.com/ ***** Pumpkin Station: Activities, rides, inflatables, slides, petting zoo, carnival games, pumpkins for sale, and more throughout the park Oct. 1-31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Coupon for free train ride online at http://pumpkinstation.com/ Free parking and admission. 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar. (858) 481-4254.
Author of ‘Sh*t My Dad Says’ to appear at Nov. 10 event Justin Halpern, author of “I Suck at Girls” and “Sh*t My Dad Says” will speak at a special reception on Saturday, Nov. 10. at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (4126 Executive Drive La Jolla, CA 92037). The reception will be held at 7:45 p.m. and the presentation at 9 p.m. Join in the mix for a night of cocktails and comedy. Tickets: (858) 362-1348 or www.sdjbf.org.
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Rondaâ€™s Closet to hold fundraiser Oct. 23 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Rondaâ€™s Closet, located in Carmel Valleyâ€™s Piazza Carmel Shopping Center, will hold a fundraising event on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and feature a â€œRed Engine Jeans Trunk Show,â€? raffle and wine and cheese. A percentage of all sales will be donated to Scripps Polster Breast Care Center. Owner Ronda Chowaiki a breast cancer survivor, said, â€œThere isnâ€™t a day that goes by that I am not sharing with someone at the store a story about another person touched by this disease. This year I would like to donate directly to the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center to honor and help them for their continuous and incredible work. Together we can all make a difference, with the hope of stamping out this dreadful disease that is taking one too many, wives, mothers, daughters, and friends.â€? Rondaâ€™s Closet is located at the Piazza Carmel Shopping Center, 3860 Valley Centre Drive, #407, San Diego, 92130. Phone: 858-350-0071; www.rondascloset.com.
Del Mar Art Centerâ€™s new show reception is Nov. 4 The Del Mar Art Center will hold a Fall Opening Reception on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 4-8 p.m. Thirty-six local artists are showing new work inspired by all the things that make life worth living, including extended collections by our six featured artists: Terry Scott Allen (photographer), Gabrielle Benot (painter), Bob Coletti (photo illustrator), Marie Louise Dautzenberg (painter), Donna Klipstein (mosaics) and Mark Sherman (watercolors). Come and meet new members Karen Aschenbrenner and Maidy Morhous. Refreshments served. Live music performed by Yuki Sakata. The Del Mar Art Center is located in the Del Mar Plaza at 1555 Camino del Mar, Suite 122, Del Mar; 858-481-1678; www.dmacgallery.com.
Carmel Valley office brings rapid weight loss program to San Diego BY CLAIRE HARLIN When Bonnie Walter hit menopause something else hit â€” weight gain. â€œI got into my 50s and I was eating well and doing everything and nothing was working,â€? she said. â€œIt was like my body was Bonnie Walter is the working against owner of Carmel Valleyâ€™s me, like it was Bouari Clinic. saying to me, PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN â€˜This is where Iâ€™m at and no matter what you do, this is where Iâ€™m going to be.â€™â€? Living in Las Vegas a the time, Walter sought the advice of her former naturopath, Carol Anne Chaney Bouari, who had provided healthcare to Walter and her children for 16 years. Walter knew Bouari had taken a new path with her holistic practice that involved a weight loss program, and she decided to give Bouariâ€™s program a shot. â€œSo many people said â€˜Oh thatâ€™s the way it is when you hit menopause,â€™ and they give up, but I thought, â€˜Thereâ€™s got to be something.â€™â€? Six weeks later and 25 pounds lighter, Walter â€” who had previously tried numerous diets and exercise routines â€” realized she found what she was looking for in Bouariâ€™s program, which came to be known as the Bouari Clinic. Itâ€™s a combination of all-natural supplements that support fat burning and reduce hunger and cravings, specially-formulated B-12 supplements, and a healthy diet. The â€œsupplementsâ€? are rolled into a liquid that is sprayed under the tongue. Bouari was life-changing for Walter in more ways than one. Not only was she con-
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Fred’s Shoes+ offers a variety of services — including fashioning shoes from scratch BY KELLEY CARLSON At Fred’s Shoes+, Wilfredo “Fred” Moreno takes the extra steps needed to ensure his customers’ needs are met. The Encinitas resident offers a number of services at his four-year-old business, including the creation of custom leather boots and orthopedic shoes. Moreno makes molds of people’s feet and tailors shoes to his customers’ specifications — solving the problems of those who have a difficult time finding footwear that looks nice and feels good. “A lot of people ... don’t know what to do,” Moreno said. “We will make your shoes more comfortable.” Although his company is relatively young, Moreno has been involved in his profession Wilfredo “Fred” Moreno of Fred’s Shoes+ custom for more than 60 years. He ac- designs boot trees based on his clients’ needs, and also quired his skills by learning replaces zippers and adjusts boot tubes. In addition, he from family members in Italy, provides repair on all leather equestrian equipment. including his grandfather and Photo/Kelley Carlson father. Moreno added that his grandmother taught him how to stitch by hand. Before opening Fred’s Shoes+, Moreno had a repair space in the back of Foot Care Systems, next to Vons in the Piazza Carmel Shopping Center. Several years ago, the owner sold the store to him, and Moreno realized his lifelong dream of owning a shop. Today, Moreno and his son, Alex Moreno, continue to conduct their business in the space with the assistance of four employees. Their most unique service is fashioning shoes from scratch. First, Fred Moreno creates plastic molds of a customer’s feet. Then shoe lasts — forms in the shape of feet — are adjusted to accommodate any irregularities a client may have in their feet. Moreno saves the pair of lasts, in case the person requests additional footwear in the future. Finally, Moreno hand-makes the uppers — the parts of a shoe that cover the toes, the top and sides of the foot, and the back of the heel — with input from the customer. The shoes are constructed based on the color, type of material and style that the client desires. Heels are also adjusted to preference. Furthermore, Moreno creates special orthotic insoles as needed. Fred’s Shoes+ also specializes in riding boots. Moreno custom designs boot trees based on his clients’ needs, and also replaces zippers and adjusts boot tubes. In addition, he provides repair on all leather equestrian equipment. Much more is offered at Fred’s Shoes+, besides custom footwear. For men, services are available for soles, heels, shine, insoles, toe and heel protector, rips and heel liner. As for women, the shop administers services for soles, heels, heel recover, recondition, insoles, rips, buckle and strap replacement, and satin dye. Moreover, Moreno and his employees repair leather goods, including furniture, jackets and purses. From food, chemical and beverage stains; tears and rips; damage caused by pets; and puncture holes, Fred’s Shoes+ can assist clients. If re-dying is needed, Moreno can match or change the original color. Fred’s Shoes+ has same-day service on most repairs, at no extra charge. People who don’t have easy access to the store may mail in their items with a work order form, which can be obtained through the company’s website at www.fredshoerepair. com. The repaired items are shipped back to customers within five business days, for free. “People send me shoes from all over the country,” from places such as Chicago and Miami, Moreno proudly noted. But he also does a little bit of traveling himself, as he visits lawyers’ offices throughout Carmel Valley and shines shoes. As for future plans, Moreno revealed that he intends to begin fashioning a line of men’s footwear. Fred Shoes+, located at 3860 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 408, in Carmel Valley, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, go to the website www.fredshoerepair.com, call (858) 232-7593 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. — Business Spotlight
Civic & Historical Society of SB to hold Holiday Boutique The Civic & Historical Society of Solana Beach will hold its annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 10, from, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be at La Colonia Community Center located at 715 Valley Avenue in Solana Beach. The Boutique will feature exquisite items and is the perfect place to purchase gifts and complete holiday shopping ahead of schedule. Shoppers will find unique and special articles such as handcarved wooden bowls, travel bags, stylish hand-knit items and a variety of plant arrangements and colorful quilts. Peruse the many seasonal items which can add zest to holiday home décor this year. Additionally, there will be gifts and stocking stuffers for children and young adults. There will be a huge bake sale of wonderful home-made goodies. Complimentary coffee and tea will be available. The community is invited to this event. Proceeds will be used to support the mission of the Civic & Historical Society. For more information, please contact Pam Dalton at 858-755-8574.
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Beach Bonfire Spooktacular The Del Mar Foundation Childrenâ€™s Committee held a Beach Bonfire Spooktacular Oct. 12 at Powerhouse Park and Beach. The event featured tall tales, spooky ghost stories and lively songs around a beach bonfire. Photos/McKenzir Images
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Jake’s Fun Run Jake’s Del Mar hosted its 30th Annual Jake’s Del Mar Beach Fun Run on Oct. 13. The 5K (3.2 miles) fun run, takes place on the beach, starting and finishing at Jake’s Del Mar. Race awards were given to first place for men and women, along with oldest and youngest persons to finish and the baby stroller division. Proceeds from the race will be donated by the Jake’s Del Mar Legacy of Aloha Program to the Del Mar Lifeguard Association for their various programs. Photos/Jon Clark
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When Alexa Alyeshmerni, 14, a freshman at Del Norte High School, learned that boys and girls in South Africa enjoy play soccer more than any other sport, even though some had never played with a real soccer ball, she decided to focus her Girl Scout Silver Project on creating a donation drive for soccer gear. Her brother had just returned from a medical rotation in the remote village of Tugela Ferry, South Africa and described children playing with homemade soccer balls out of plastic grocery bags. She learned that playing soccer was a great way for them to channel their creative energy and avoid risky behaviors that in turn could lead to crime, HIV, and tuberculosis. Alexa made various contacts with local soccer leagues, soccer academies and sent emails to friends and family. She established a donation box at the local Sport Authority and within two short weeks had amassed enough new and used gear to fill three large suitcases. With the help of her brother, Dr. Daniel Alyeshmerni and his colleagues with the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health scholars program, medical residents will be bringing welcome soccer equipment to the local children in Msinga, South Africa. Alexa looks forward to making her “Soccer 4 South Africa” an annual drive. She chose the project because it meant so much to her to help an underprivileged child have fun – or even achieve their dreams. “Perhaps delivering a soccer ball could go to the next ‘world cup star!”’
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Sage Canyon Fall Festival Sage Canyon Elementary School held its 11th Annual Fall Festival on Oct. 14. The event featured a rock climbing wall, surf board simulator, pedal carts, “fallthemed” toys at the Spooky Store, cake walk, silent auction, dance contest and amazing “old school” carnival game booths. Photos/Jon Clark
Maddie, Alexa, Julia, Jackson
Konner, Cole, Ben, Scott
(Right) Isabelle, Noel, Anna (Left) Aidan
Kian, Joe, Colin Brycen, Aiden
Quinn, Nyla, Alex, Anna, Dominique, Ally
Solana Highlands Movie Night Families enjoyed a night under the stars Oct. 12 watching “The Lorax” at Solana Highland’s PTA Movie Night while enjoying food and treats from Flippin’ Pizza and Kona Ice. Photos/Will Marshall
James, Tommy, & Janine Marshall Cormac, Brendan, Declan and David Cadden
Lauren Linares; Annette and Ralph Linares
Carmel Del Mar Dad’s Lunch Carmel Del Mar Dads had a big turnout for their first Dad’s Lunch of the year on Oct. 5. Photos/Karen Billing
Jackey and Noah Ku
Tony and Abby MacAllister
Carmel Del Mar fathers and sons.
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Fig Out this Fall The Kitchen Shrink
BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN The season is short and sweet for fresh and fragrant figs. So grab a basket at the market while they last — rich and luscious dark purple Black Missions, golden nutty-flavored Calimyrnas or greenish yellowy-skinned Kadotas. Here’s a primer on everything you need to know so you can fully enjoy these California gems. In the beginning The fig has many honorable mentions in the Bible, while the fig leaf was probably the first “underwear” worn by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden — the original Fruit of the Loom. Figs in ancient times were heralded as the cure for assorted ailments with fountain-of-youth properties to fortify the young, maintain the elderly, and even reduce wrinkles. The Greeks revered figs so much that laws were passed forbidding the export of these coveted treasures. Figs made their way to California in 1759 when the Spanish missionary fathers planted them at the San Diego Mission, ergo the name “Mission” figs. Fig trees were planted at each new mis-
sion, going northward through California. In 1882, the Smyrna variety was brought to the San Joaquin valley from Turkey and was renamed Calimyrna after its new homeland. Go Figure Figs are fat, sodium and cholesterol-free, low in calories, but high in immuneboosting anti-oxidants, especially carotenes and luteins for eye health, Vitamins A, E, K and nerve calming B that also helps metabolize carbs, proteins and fats. Figs are full of chlorogenic acid to lower blood sugar levels along with minerals, including copper, potassium, zinc and iron for cardiac and cellular wellbeing. Great as bone boosters, a cup of dried figs has as much calcium as a tall glass of milk. Also loaded with ficin, a digestive enzyme makes the fig nature’s XLax. In fact, figs have the highest dietary fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit. Toss these nutritional nuggets into your smoothies, muffins, crepes and pancakes, oatmeal, biscotti, banana and pumpkin breads, fill your bird with a fig and apricot stuffing, chop into quinoa, tabouli, basmati rice or risottos, whip up a fig chutney, toss an arugula, candied walnut and fig salad, or relish them straightup raw and whole. Selecting Figs • When buying fresh ones make sure they are plump and soft with green, brown or purple-hued skin. If they have a sour smell, the sugars have fermented and the fruit is spoiled. • Fresh figs should be refrigerated and eaten with-
in 5 days of purchase. • Packaged dried figs can be stored tightly wrapped at room temperature. • California fresh figs are in season August-October, depending on the variety, while dried ones can be enjoyed year round. Fun Fig Facts Figs can only be pollinated by fig wasps, and these insects can only breed inside figs, a mutual relationship in existence for 60 million years. Botanically figs are not a fruit, rather a cluster of flowers (the crunchy little seeds) wrapped around a juicy pulp. Fig puree is a perfect substitute for fats in baked goods. California produces 100 percent of the country’s dried figs, 98 percent of fresh ones. Figs made their commercial debut with the launching of Fig Newtons in 1892. Branching Out So Cal climes are ideal for growing fig trees. In fact, these fruit trees are considered one of the easiest to grow whether in the ground or in potted containers. Figs require well-drained, fertile loamy soil, plenty of moisture and protection from cool winds. They need full sunlight and elbowroom (15-20 feet apart), along with annual fertilizing and pruning in late winter before their growth. Figs should be picked only when ripe as they stop ripening once off the tree. For additional apple recipes, email kitchenshrink@san. rr.com.
Fig Olive Tapenade Whip up this versatile tapenade to spread on baguettes or crackers, fold into an omelet with creamy goat cheese or use to jazz-up a chicken breast or grilled wildcaught salmon. This concoction is so divine, in France It’s called the “black butter of Provence.”
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• Ingredients 1 cup dried Black Mission figs, stems removed 1 cup oil cured black olives, pits removed Meyer lemon juice Dijon mustard Drizzle extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme, finely chopped Sea salt and black pepper to taste
• Method Combine figs, olives, thyme, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse till a chunky mixture forms. Add oil, lemon juice and mustard in the amounts for desired consistency. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one week.
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