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Senior facility aims to be ‘non-urban’ in character BY KAREN BILLING A senior housing development is planned for the vacant lot adjacent to the polo fields on Via de la Valle — whether or not the project is subject to a city-wide vote remains a topic of debate. The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s Prop A subcommittee met on Nov. 21 to discuss Prop A as it relates to the proposed facility, Hacienda Del Mar. Prop A, which passed in

1985, states that any development on agriculturally-zoned land is to be very low density housing, open space or agricultural use. Any more intense development must go to a city-wide vote. The planning board and the city have to make a policy decision on whether the project is urban or non-urban in scale and character — if deemed to be an urban project it would require a general

plan amendment and a vote of the people. The developers, Milan Capital, acknowledge that it is ultimately a policy decision but they believe what they are proposing would not require a vote. “There is no doubt that it is Prop A land,” said David Watson, an attorney for the Hacienda Del Mar project. “Over the last two years, Milan has tried to come up with a project that the

community might consider to be non-urban in character and scale, and of a high enough quality that they could consider supporting.” Per the municipal code, hospitals, intermediate care and nursing facilities are prohibited on Prop A lands but would be allowed with a conditional use permit. In 1995, San Diego City Council adopted growth management guidelines known as SEE SENIOR, A20

Del Mar council reviews marijuana regulations BY KRISTINA HOUCK With voters passing Proposition 64, which legalized pot for recreational use, the Del Mar City Council recently took another look at its marijuana regulations. The council adopted an ordinance in January that banned the commercial cultivation, delivery, distribution and processing of medical marijuana in the city. Ultimately, the council on Nov. 21 decided not to make any changes to Del Mar’s current laws. The city, however, could potentially modify language in the future to address the testing and processing of marijuana. “So far we’re OK because we have everything except what was mentioned,” City Attorney Leslie Devaney said. “So, legally, I don’t think there’s anything you have to do now.” State Proposition 64, known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, allows people 21 years and older to smoke, vape or ingest marijuana or marijuana products in a private home or at a business licensed for onsite marijuana consumption. Use is illegal in locations where SEE POT, A22




he 3rd Annual Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run took place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 at the Del Mar Racetrack. Proceeds from this popular event benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding Program. The event also included adoptable puppies, kids’ crafts, face painting, games, giveaways and more. (Above) Start of the 2016 Helen Woodward Del Mar Family Fun Run. See page A19 for more photos. Online:

Del Mar council OKs donor program for civic center BY KRISTINA HOUCK Community members will have a chance to contribute to the new Del Mar Civic Center. The Del Mar City Council on Nov. 21 OK’d a donor program for the $17.8 million complex. Among other potential items, the program will help cover the costs

of solar panels and kitchen equipment, both of which are currently unfunded. Solar panels are estimated to cost $200,000 and the kitchen equipment is estimated to cost $60,000. “I think this is going to be a very attractive building and public space,” Councilman Don

Mosier said. “I hope that it will attract donors on a volunteer basis.” Serving as a subcommittee, Mayor Sherryl Parks and Deputy Mayor Terry Sinnott. met with community members experienced in fundraising to work on the plan.

According to city officials and the city staff report, the donor program is not intended to be a large-scale fundraising campaign, but rather an opportunity for members of the public to contribute to the legacy project. The list of donor opportunities SEE CENTER, A20

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Issa wins ninth term in Congress BY JOSHUA STEWART Incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa has won his ninth term in the House of Representatives after fending off a challenge from Democrat Doug Applegate in the closest race of his political career. Issa, a Vista Republican, leads with 50.4 percent of the vote to Applegate’s 49.6 percent, a margin of 2,348 votes as of Monday night, Nov. 28, according to the California Secretary of State’s website. Issa, in a statement, said he looks forward to another term to represent his constituents and the nation at large. “I am eager to continue working to advance the best interests of the American people and restoring the focus of Washington where it belongs: Economic prosperity, national security and government accountability. With our newly unified government, we have the opportunity to lead the country in a new and better direction,” he said. Applegate’s spokesman said the campaign is proud of the race it ran and that the candidate raised important issues during the election. “We ran a great race and we are really proud of the effort we put together,” campaign manager Robert Dempsey said. While ballots are still being processed, the current gap between the candidates appears greater than the number Rep. Darrell Issa JON CLARK of uncounted votes, shoring up a victory for Issa barring any sort of unexpected and unusual development. Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley said Monday afternoon they finished counting all but a small number of damaged ballots and ballots without a second page. San Diego County officials also said Monday afternoon that fewer than 1,000 votes were left to count in that portion of the 49th Congressional District, which spans both counties. The contest was one of the most watched in the country and put Issa, a congressman who built a reputation among Republicans as an unblinking watchdog when he led the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, against Applegate, a retired SEE DARRELL ISSA, A22

Gaspar prepares for role as newest county supervisor BY JOSHUA STEWART It took 20 days for Kristin Gaspar to learn how she’ll spend the next four years. On Monday, Nov. 28, after thousands of late mail-in and provisional ballots were counted, Gaspar had a solid lead in her race for San Diego County Supervisor, and incumbent Dave Roberts called to concede the election. “It was pretty surreal to really lose and win all in the same election cycle,” she said in an interview Tuesday. “It was really an adventure.” Gaspar, currently the mayor of Encinitas, had a come-from-behind win after early returns on Nov. 8 showed her trailing by about 2,200. As of Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, she led Roberts with 50.27 percent of the electorate, a 1,232-vote advantage. She’s largely been quiet since Election Day, leaving most interviews about the election to her campaign consultant, who was, at best, cautiously optimistic. The election, and the steady counting of ballots, wasn’t really on her mind, she said Tuesday. She was tending to government affairs in Encinitas, minding her physical therapy business, and coaching her team of young cheerleaders. She wasn’t watching the Registrar of Voters’ website for daily updated results, but rather relied on family and supporters to track the race and text her the latest results each evening.


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Congregation Beth Am construction underway BY KAREN BILLING Congregation Beth Am has come a long way since its humble beginnings in a former tire shop in Solana Beach in 1982. The Carmel Valley campus is currently undergoing a renovation, bringing new buildings and increased space for its pre-school, administration and classrooms for after-school and adult programs. The renovation will take Beth Am from 11,000 square feet of mostly modified construction trailers to 21,000 square feet of new facility buildings to join the sanctuary and social hall. After 17 years in Carmel Valley, the expansion proved necessary. “We were turning kids away because we didn’t have the space,” said Executive Director Mark Gulner of Beth Am’s well-known preschool program. Beth Am embarked on a $10 million capital campaign, “Building the Dream,” co-chaired by Wayne Harris, Jeff Liber and Ingram Chodorow, who passed away in

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February 2016. So far they have raised $8.2 million and Gulner is confident they will meet that $10 million fundraising mark. The plans for the new buildings reflect Beth Am’s goal of connecting people, Gulner said. The former campus layout made the congregation feel a little separated — the new buildings will be linked by a long “spine” corridor, everything coming together in a new central courtyard. The congregation celebrated a Building the Dream groundbreaking on Sept. 25 and the “bittersweet” demolition of the old buildings took place in early November. Currently preschool continues in temporary trailers and after-school and administration programs are being housed at San Diego Jewish Academy. The new campus is set to open in September 2017. Congregation Beth Am is located at 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, 92130. Visit

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Vigil to ‘#EndGunViolence’ to be held Dec. 10 in Solana Beach

A candlelight vigil to #EndGunViolence will be held in Solana Beach in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and the 120,000 Americans who have been victims of gun violence since then. The local candlelight vigil will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (UUFSD), 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Gather at 4:30 p.m., speakers, music and vigil from 5 p.m. -6 p.m. Speakers from The Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action for Gun

Sense in America, and North County LGBTQ Resource Center. Music provided by Emma’s Revolution. The vigil will be part of a nationwide tribute in partnership with the Newtown Foundation, St. Marks Episcopal Church, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Organizing for Action, Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. For more information, visit or

Donations wanted for annual Holiday Baskets Program The City of Del Mar recently announced that the City and the Del Sol Lions have teamed up to collect new and gently used blankets and jackets/coats for the annual Holiday Baskets Program. The Community Resource Center started this program over 30 years ago by distributing baskets of food to 50 low-income working families. Today, the Holiday Basket Program serves over 1,000 pre-qualified North County families, and the generic baskets of food have expanded to a dignified shopping experience held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year, they are explicitly looking to collect 6,000 new and gently used coats and jackets and 1,000 new and used blankets. If you are interested in supporting this program, please bring unwrapped blankets and jackets to the Del Mar City Hall Lobby at 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 120, during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Items will be collected through Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. For further information, please contact: Caroline Matthews at Del Sol Lions, 858-481-2499 or Melinda Gould at Del Mar City Hall, 858-755-9313.

Man killed by train in Del Mar A passenger train struck and killed a retirement-age man on a stretch of rail near Seagrove Park in Del Mar Nov. 29. The northbound Amtrak train hit the 71-year-old pedestrian off the 1400 block of Ocean Avenue in Del Mar shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.

His name was withheld pending family notification. Rail service through the area was suspended for about two hours.Affected commuters were offered bus service prior to the restart of train runs along the North County coastal route. — City News Service

CRIME REPORT Carmel Valley:

Nov. 19 • Commercial burglary-3500 block of Valley Centre Drive, Carmel Valley, 6:13 a.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft-5900 block of Brittany Forest Lane, Carmel Valley, 3:30 p.m. • DUI-2600 block of Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar Heights, 7:45 p.m. • DUI-2600 block of Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar Heights, 1:41 a.m. Nov. 20 • Vehicle break-in/theft-5700 block of Brittany Forest Lane, Carmel Valley, 2 a.m. Nov. 21 • Petty theft-13100 block of Sandown Way, Carmel Valley, 7 p.m. Nov. 22 • Burglary, shoplifting-3500 block of Valley Centre Drive, 1 p.m. • Residential burglary-12700 block of Jordan Ridge Court, Carmel Valley, 2 p.m. • Petty theft-13300 block of Hayford Way, Carmel Valley, 6 p.m.

Nov. 25 • Grand theft,over $950-4800 block of Algonquin Court, Carmel Valley, 12 p.m. • Malicious mischief/vandalism-4800 block of Algonquin Court, Carmel Valley, 8:40 p.m.

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Nov. 19 • Vehicle break-in/theft: 29th Street/Camino del Mar, 4 p.m. • Drunk in public: alcohol, drugs combo or toluene: 2200 block Jimmy Durante Boulevard, 7:30 p.m. • Petty theft (purse snatch): 2200 block Jimmy Durante Boulevard, 7:35 p.m. Nov. 23 • Residential burglary: 2600 block Camino del Mar, 5 a.m. • Take vehicle without owner’s consent/vehicle theft: 2600 block Camino del Mar, 5 a.m. Nov. 24 • Vehicle break-in/theft: 900 block SEE CRIME, A21

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Leah Banuelos, third from right, started Kids Helping Kids. She received help making bracelets from (left to right): Derek Snell, Gwyn Snell, Barcelona Beane, Lily Snell and Angelina Banuelos. In front: William Snell and Cade Banuelos.

Student uses bracelets to help South African village BY KAREN BILLING Solana Santa Fe fifth grader Leah Banuelos, 10, is putting her passion for fashion toward a very worthy cause. Through her nonprofit Kids Helping Kids, Leah is selling her custom-made essential oil beaded bracelets to raise money for mini solar power systems for a small rural Zulu village in South Africa. In the village of Mpunulo, people live in very small huts and rely on candlelight and fire to cook food and light the night. Recently, a candle fell inside one of the huts, resulting in a fire that destroyed the hut and left three children badly burned. “I want the village to have solar panels to use so that kids don’t get burned again,” Leah said. Three Solana Santa Fe families will be traveling to South Africa this December. The Snell, Beane and Banuelos families plan to visit the village on Christmas Eve to distribute the solar systems and other gifts, as well as participate in a traditional Zulu feast. Leah has created an Etsy shop for the Kids Helping Kids bracelets and is also getting the word out through an Instagram account, @KidsHelpingKidz. Dream Girls, a store in Ocean Beach, is also selling Leah’s bracelets. The idea for Kids Helping Kids was born in Roderick Gayta’s fifth grade class, where each child is given a year to complete a “Passion Project.” Students’ projects can be anything they like as long as it brings a positive change to the world. Leah has a big interest in fashion and always wanted to do a one-for-one line like TOMS, where every item purchased goes to help someone in need. “My mom showed me pictures of the village and I decided to do something to help them because they have no electricity and no running water,” Leah said. The small solar systems cost $65 a piece and provide two lights and an electrical

plug. The systems don’t need an electrician to install, they can be placed on top of the roof of the small hut. Leah is hoping to raise about $1,000 and is about halfway to her goal. In addition to the bracelets, Leah is also selling her handmade, essential oil-scented play doh. “These are really sweet stocking stuffers and smell sooo good,” Leah writes on her shop page. Leah has spent a couple of months making bracelets and has recruited several young artisans from Solana Santa Fe: fifth grader Lily Snell, third grader Derek Snell, kindergartner Gwyn Snell, third grader Barcelona Beane and her second grade sister Angelina Banuelos. Preschoolers Cade Banuelos and William Snell also “help.” “I just love crafts,” said Lily of her willingness to help out her friend. “I like making the bracelets because it’s relaxing, calming and stress-relieving,” Leah said, noting that she looks at each bracelet as an art project. The village of Mpunulo has a special connection to Leah’s mother Jolene. Jolene grew up in South Africa and a member of the Mpunulo tribe, Rosie, was her beloved nanny. Rosie and her children lived at Jolene’s home and became like members of her family. While Rosie has passed away, Jolene still keeps in touch with her children. “Everyone in the community is talking about our visit because they all want to see Rosie’s ‘grandkids,’” Jolene said. What started out as a small gathering will now be a village-wide party — Jolene is helping coordinate the event from Rancho Santa Fe. At the party, Leah is looking forward to learning traditional Zulu dances and trying out the new tastes in a traditional Zulu meal. To purchase a bracelet, visit Those interested in sponsoring a solar system can also contact Jolene Banuelos at


Beagles rescued from puppy mill arrive at Encinitas shelter

BY DEBBI BAKER It was a tail-wagging morning Nov. 21 at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society where a bevy of barking beagles were making themselves at home after just arriving from a cross-country trip. The 13 dogs, ranging from 4 months to 10 years old, were rescued from a puppy mill somewhere in the central United States where they were considered “excess inventory,” said shelter spokesman John Van Zante. Forty-two dogs were taken from the large commercial breeding operation by National Puppy Mill Rescue on Nov. 18 when they began their trip to new homes and new lives. Seven of the dogs, which were Pomeranians, were taken to a shelter in Las Vegas. All of the remaining dogs were beagles and, of those, nine had to be sent for medical care. The rest were divided between Rancho Coastal and Four Paws Coonhound Rescue in El Cajon, Van Zante said. None of the animals had been vaccinated and two of the females are possibly pregnant. Many of the dogs had spent their entire lives at the puppy mill and had never been outside their cages. “They don’t know what it’s like to

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Del Mar author discusses impact of drugs in latest book BY KRISTINA HOUCK From aspirin to antibiotics, the development of drugs has truly changed the world. After decades of studying and teaching biology, Del Mar’s Irwin Sherman is now detailing the history and impact of drugs in a new book. “Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives” discusses about two dozen drugs, detailing how they were developed and how they have impacted the world. The book, published by CRC Press, looks at antibiotics, anesthesia, hormone therapies, psychotropic drugs and a variety of other vaccines. “It’s appreciation of the people and the product that I wanted to get across,” Sherman said. A New York native, Sherman studied biology at City College of New York. He first became fascinated with infectious disease agents during a two-year tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Europe, where he worked in a medical laboratory. After the Army, Sherman earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University. He then extended his graduate studies on the biochemistry of malaria as a post-doctoral fellow at Rockefeller University.

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Sherman, who is known for his studies of malaria, started as an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside, in 1962. He served the university for 42 years and retired as acting executive vice chancellor in 2004. A biology professor emeritus, Sherman was a visiting investigator at Scripps Research Institute from 2004 to 2012. He currently serves as a visiting professor at UC San Diego. Sherman has written several books, including one that discussed 12 diseases and another that looked at malaria vaccines. “That started my interest on writing about disease and history,” he said. The concept for his latest book came about

while writing “The Malaria Genome Projects: Promise, Progress, and Prospects” in 2012 for Imperial College Press. At that time, the editor sent him a proposal from pharmacologists interested in writing a book on drugs. “I was intrigued by the prospect of discussing drugs,” he recalled. “I thought I might be able to write a better book.” Sherman has since set out to do just that. Already an expert on malaria vaccines, Sherman began reading about other drugs that have changed the world. “I learned so much,” Sherman said. “I can’t tell you how fascinating it was for me to do the research to write this book. It was such an enlightening experience, and I really wanted to transmit that enlightenment to the readers.” Sherman hopes the book will not only educate, but entertain, readers. The book is intended for a general audience, for anybody interested in science and history. “I hope readers learn something about the drugs that are in their medicine cabinet and how they came to be,” he said. “I also hope readers begin to appreciate the people who develop these drugs.” “Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives” is available on



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The Nov.9 show at TPHS featured the Choir, Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band.

Fall concert spotlights talent of Torrey Pines High School musicians


ver 100 aspiring musicians of Torrey Pines High School performed for an enthusiastic crowd on the evening of Nov. 9. TPHS Music Director Amy Gelb led four groups of musicians to present a variety of pieces from classical to contemporary at the Fall Concert, the first concert of the 2016-2017 school year. The show featured the Choir, Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band. For a dramatic opening, the Choir showed off their vocal skills through songs such as Hope (by Emily Dickinson, music by Bruce Tippette) and If You Could Hear My Voice (Jim Papoulis). The Advanced Orchestra, which consists of over 30 string instrumentalists, wowed the audience with their rendition of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Romance In C. by Jean Sibelius and Vanishing Point by Richard Meyer. The equally-sized Wind Ensemble

presented The Marriage of Figaro (overture) by Mozart and two other contemporary pieces. The Jazz Band selected five fun-filled pieces, and the audience responded with cheers and applause. Stay tuned for the rest of the TPHS 2016-17 concert series. The next concert will be the Winter Concert in January, and the Spring Concert will be in May. Both shows will take place at the CCA Proscenium Theater. There is a $10 suggested donation per family at all concerts. All classes will perform at both of these concerts. Families with younger students interested in pursuing music in high school are encouraged to attend. For more information about the music program at Torrey Pines, visit To keep up to date, “Like” the Facebook Page “Torrey Pines Music.” Contact the Music Boosters with any questions at

Local residents invited to Del Mar Community Connections holiday luncheon Dec. 7 Community members are invited to a holiday luncheon sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Del Mar. Entertainment will be provide by vocalist Gary Burt with his “Tribute to the Icons of the Crooner Era” such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

Guests are encouraged to wear a festive holiday sweater and to bring a non-perishable food donation to be given to a needy family. Marykia Hoover, event chair, said the luncheon replaces the Holiday Tea hosted by Del Mar Community Connections in past years. For reservations call 858-792-7565 or email


Clark turns struggles into stories for new book “Damsel in Dis Mess” is out now BY CHRIS SAUR etween divorce, the economy tanking her business and a cross country move, Encinitas author Patty Clark has faced a lot of difficulties in her 63 years. But out of her struggles has always come creation, first in the form of art and design, and more recently in her writing. At first, Clark was just taking her frustrations out on paper and then typing her stories up and saving them to her computer, After a couple of years, she began emailing the stories to her friends, posting them to Facebook and then creating her online blog “damsel in dis mess.” Now, a collection of those blog posts has been published in her book “Damsel in Dis Mess: Girlie Antics and Other Shenanigans,” which is available now on Amazon and CreateSpace. Clark’s stories find humor in daily situations, and she has been compared to a modern-day Erma Bombeck. “Ever since I’ve been writing I’ve had similar comments from people. First, ‘how do you come up with this stuff?’ and second ‘your stories are so relatable, that’s why we like reading,’ ” Clark told this newspaper. “Even though I’m writing about frustration, I try to make it uplifting so people enjoy reading it.” A blurb on the back of the book has a


comment from a reader who says “you write stuff no one would have the guts to say.” Clark, who moved to Encinitas last year and lives with her boyfriend Bob, was born in Detroit, Mich. Drawing from an early age, she found herself in a career as a wall designer. While struggling in her marriage, Clark used art as a way to get her feelings out in a positive way. “(Art and writing) have always been about the outlet,” she said. “When I was married and frustrated, I saw these miniature wooden chairs on vacation in Colorado and came home and made 40 of them myself. They sat in the attic until my divorce and then I ended up selling those to a store.” She also paints and does other wood art pieces and, while still living in Michigan, enjoyed side work she picked up creating displays for stores and whole malls. But living as a single mother, Clark was still struggling to find her way and eventually moved to California, where her two oldest daughters, Avril and Lindsay, had already migrated. “When my youngest (Hannah who is now 25) was just entering middle school, I thought to myself I have to move to California because if I don’t now, I never will,” Clark said. “People thought I was out of my mind but I packed it up and moved.” Originally moving to Upland in the early 2000s, Clark set up a new wall design company, but five years in, it was hit hard by the recession. “It blew me down to nothing. I was pulling


Encinitas author Patty Clark just released her first book “Damsel in Dis Mess: Girlie Antics and Other Shenanigans.” my hair out thinking, what am I going to do?” Clark said. In looking at what to do, Clark took an offer from a former client in real estate who invited her to come learn the business. Within a week, Clark realized it wasn’t for her, but she also discovered something else: “I was sitting there and jotting all of my frustrations down on little notes, then when I got home I would throw it all on the computer.

“Before long I had all of these stories. I was just taking my frustrations out on paper, it was better than therapy, which I couldn’t afford anyway.” Clark joined writers’ groups and kept up writing off and on through a series of different careers. After Hannah went off to college, Clark moved to Oceanside where she worked at a bed and breakfast. At the end of the summer, the peak season, the job ended and she was again struggling to figure out what was next. At that time, with many stories saved up, a friend helped her set up a blog … and it took off quickly. “Once I started the blog, I was picked up by a Kansas newspaper after just four posts,” Clark explained. “I wrote for them for two years.” That opportunity came from word of mouth, a friend passing some of her pieces to an acquaintance who was the publisher at the Parsons Sun newspaper. At this point, many people had encouraged Clark to turn her work into a book so she spent a year sending query letters without success. That is until she partnered with Aionios Books, an upstart publisher in Carlsbad. Teaming with Aionios was the perfect marriage and the “Damsel in Dis Mess” book was soon a reality. Clark’s book launch is set for Dec. 10 at Emerald C Gallery in Coronado and “Damsel is Dis Mess” is scheduled to come out on Kindle and audiobook by the end of the year.

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Local doctor attends International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport Local resident Douglas Chang, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Professor University of California, San Diego Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, attended the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport held Oct. 27-28 in Berlin, Germany. The conference convenes by invitation only every four years with the major sports organizations of the world, including the Olympic Committee, NFL, FIFA, World Rugby, International Ice Hockey Federation, and the International Equestrian Federation. The purpose of the conference is twofold, according to event organizers. The first objective is “to present a summary of new evidence-based research that covers all aspects

of concussions, including definition, management, investigations, treatment, return to play protocol, prevention and knowledge transfer. “With the evidence-based research presented by the world’s experts and researchers in concussion in sport, the second objective is to reach an agreement amongst the conference participants in developing a Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sports; a document that would then be used by physicians and healthcare professionals involved in the care of injured athletes at the recreational, elite or professional level.” Look for a profile on Dr. Douglas Chang and his work in an upcoming issue of this newspaper.

Randy Jones Invitational and Pacific Hospitality Group announce major joint efforts Four PHG entities to support popular charity golf tournament The Randy Jones Golf Invitational, founded by the former San Diego Padres pitcher to raise money for local charity golf tournaments, and Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG), which develops and manages hotel and resort properties throughout San Diego County, announced the beginning of a program that could potentially increase fundraising for hundreds of charities countywide. As part of the agreement, all PHG entities including Hacienda Hotel Old Town, Old Town Tequila Factory, Warner Springs Ranch Resort and Salt Creek Golf Club - will be premier sponsors of the popular annual event, which raises money for a full gamut of charities and rewards the best amateur foursome in San Diego. “With a goal of involving as many local charities as possible, the Randy Jones Invitational is unique in that it encourages the top teams from other charity golf tournaments to compete and raise money for their respective causes,” said Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. President Fred

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Torrey Pines Golf Course, architect Tom Weiskopf unveil renovated North Course Following a comprehensive nine-month, $12.6 million renovation, the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course has reopened to an eagerly awaiting golfing public. Originally designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1957, the renovated North Course now stands to rival the popularity of the world famous South Course, host of the U.S. Open in 2008 and in 2021. The North and South courses, owned and maintained by the City, are both public courses, and the North averages approximately 82,000 rounds of play per year. “We are excited to re-open the North Course to the global golf community,” said Herman Parker, director of Park and Recreation for the City of San Diego. “Torrey Pines is a world-renowned golf facility, and we are pleased to be able to offer two outstanding courses, each with their own unique characteristics. Now no San Diego golf excursion is complete without playing both the North and South at Torrey.” Course architect and golfing great Tom Weiskopf visited Torrey Pines recently to officially unveil the renovated North Course, a project that holds a special place in his golf career and design portfolio. His first career win came at Torrey Pines at the 1968 Andy Williams-San Diego Open, predecessor to the current Farmers Insurance Open played every January at Torrey Pines. “It’s really special,” Wesikopf said. “And to work on a piece of property that amazing doesn’t happen very often. The sheer beauty of the place always captivates me. Now people can look forward to playing 36 incredible holes at Torrey Pines by playing the North and the South.” While the North Course maintains a similar feel to its original design, there were some significant changes. The number of bunkers has been reduced from 59 to 41, and the average green size increased from 4,500 square feet to 6,400.

8th Hole Torrey North All 18 greens were completely reconstructed to United States Golf Association standards, with the existing poa annua grass replaced with 100 percent bent grass — a Tyee 007 blend. The front and back nines were also reversed, allowing golfers spectacular ocean and canyon views as they finish their rounds. Carts paths have been replaced, and irrigation has been improved. Greens were fitted with an advanced SubAir system that pulls moisture out of the surface and can cool greens during hot weather. The work was completed on time and on budget. “Switching the nines is very significant because the back nine is so iconic with its incredible views,” Weiskopf said. “The larger greens allow for more pin placements and more variety, and we’ve taken out bunkers

but kept others that are strategically placed.” Weiskopf’s renovations have successfully struck a balance between providing ample challenge for professional and scratch golfers and keeping the course playable for amateurs and casual golfers of all abilities. The North Course now features five sets of tees, allowing it to play as long as 7,258 yards or as short as 5,197. In total, the North has been lengthened nearly 200 yards from the tips. “I tried to bring the North Course into the 21st century,” Weiskopf said. “It was built in the 1950s, and nothing of significance had ever been done to it. Everything we did in the redesign was to bring it up to current standards. It’s now a top-of-the-line golf course.” Weiskopf Design Group has completed 60


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Ring Weekend captures Grade II, $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap BY KELLEY CARLSON Jockey Drayden Van Dyke revels in his sweep of Del Mar’s stakes races on Saturday aboard Ring Weekend in the Grade II, $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap. Ring Weekend battled Vyjack and Om down the stretch to claim victory by a head. He traveled the 1 1/16 miles on the turf in 1:42.29. “This race set up on paper that I thought would be perfect for us,” Van Dyke said. “Then it played out just that way. It was sweet. … This is the first time I’ve won two stakes in one day. Feels good.” Five-year-old Ring Weekend is owned by St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds, and trained by H. Graham Motion. Van Dyke and Motion also teamed up to win the Grade III, $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes with Journey Home in the day’s supporting feature. The race was run in rainy,

windy conditions, as a squall hit the area shortly before post time. Several fillies appeared to jump foam drain covers that had blown onto the grass course on the clubhouse turn. The stewards conducted an inquiry and ruled that the incident did not affect the running of the race. Additional stakes winners during the four-day holiday weekend were Texas Ryano (Grade II, $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup), Nuovo Record (Grade III, $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap), Term of Art (Grade III, $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes) and Midnight Storm (Grade III, $100,000 Native Diver Handicap). Next weekend will be the final one at Del Mar for the Bing Crosby season. Highlights include a fleece blanket giveaway on Saturday and two Grade I events: the $300,000 Hollywood Derby and the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes.

Expert to speak on architect Louis Kahn in Del Mar Dec. 5

“Louis Kahn and the Challenge of Architecture” will be the topic at the Dec. 5 art lecture in Del Mar. Guest speaker Len Zegarsky, architect and faculty member of NewSchool of Design and Architecture, will help attendees understand how Louis Kahn became the leading modern architect of the end of the 20th century. The

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Last chance to register for Del Mar American Little League Online registration for the Del Mar American Little League (DMALL) is now open. All players interested in playing this upcoming season must register by Dec. 7 or risk being placed on a wait list. All players who live within the DMALL boundary or attend school within the boundary are eligible to play. Players or siblings of players attending Carmel Creek,

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San Diego's Finest All Stars Winter Basketball tryouts San Diego’s Finest All Stars Winter Basketball tryouts for boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th will be held this Monday Dec. 5 at Cathedral Catholic High School. Grades 3rd-6th tryout time is 7 p.m.- 8 p.m., Grades 7th-8th tryout

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nce again Rancho Santa Fe Attack will be holding its Holiday Soccer Camp the week of Dec. 26– 30. Online registration is now open for the Holiday Soccer Camp and more information on the camp can be found on the League website at The Holiday Camp will be held in Rancho Santa Fe at the RSF Sports Field. The camp is designed for all players who want to have FUN while working on their technical ability and improving their skills. The camp is open to all ages and will be conducted by Attack Director of Coaching Malcolm Tovey and his professional staff. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration deadline is close for Girls North Shore Softball Last few weeks to get your daughter signed up for North Shore Girls Spring Softball. Girls of all levels welcome between the ages of 5-14. The spring season runs from mid January to the end of April. This league is growing exponentially. For the past couple of years, the number of girls playing in North Shore has continued to increase by 10 percent year after year. Girls North

Shore Softball is a dedicated group of volunteer coaches that have a proven track record of teaching the players the various softball techniques of the game, while still having loads of fun getting dirty. In the past three years, North Shore has sent a total of eight teams to the ASA State Tournament, which is more than any other league in the district. Want to be a part of

the fun? Register on by Dec. 15 to secure your daughter’s spot on a team. If you have questions about the league, email Last chance for middle school softball sign-ups. This program is calling all 7th and 8th grade girls, regardless of experience or residency. Teams will compete against middle schools from

daily. Following the Holiday Camp, the club will be holding its Competitive team tryouts the week of Jan. 9 for players with birthdays between 2010 and 2008. All of the information on tryouts will be posted with specific dates and times for players in these age groups on the League website. Be sure to register for the tryouts so that you will receive the most up-to-date information. Dates and times are already posted about Kick-arounds that are being held for these age groups. Questions about the camps and tryouts can be directed to the League office at 760-479-1500 or by emailing Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and Encinitas. Middle school practices begin in December, with games during January and early February, including an end-of-the-season tournament. Registration is only $100 for the middle school season. If you register for the 2017 Spring Recreational Season with North Shore Girls Softball League, your middle school registration is free. Visit for more details or email with any questions.

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Surf 2006 EGSL team wins Thanksgiving Tournament


urf 2006 EGSL recently won the Surf Thanksgiving Tournament. The team played five games in three days, scoring 14 goals and allowing no goals to be scored against them. The girls finished strong, beating Legends FC G06 2-0 in the finals. Great job!


Back row, l-r: Elly Van den Einde, Alexis McCorkle, Ella Emri, Maryn Wolf, Sage Webb, Alyssa Gonzalez, Matea Marinez, Anya Van den Einde, Kira Carney, Mia Vassilovski; Front row, l-r: Nicole Anderson, Sammi Wiemann, Soleil Dimry, Allie Anderson, McKenna Gross, Katie Toomey. Absent: Coach Craig Barclay.

San Diego Surf 2005 EGSL team wins Surf Thanksgiving Challenge


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s a Rancho Santa Fe resident, I have wondered for years why we are charged disproportionately for our water usage. Has anyone ever considered how many homes are built on three acres in Solana Beach? Our average lot size of three acres contributes toward a more rural area, the freeways less congested, the air quality better, the stores less crowded, the beaches less busy among many other positives for our part of the county. When we buy, we know what our property taxes are, and will have

knowledge of what they will be in the future. We know what our mortgage will be, and have knowledge of what that will be in the future. However, paying such a premium on the higher units of water being used is not fair without determining how many homes could be build on the same size property in Solana Beach, and setting the baseline number of units allowed before paying the higher rates. The water company should use the maximum baseline of 15 HCF and multiply by the number

of homes that would be built on the same size property in Solana Beach. For example, if there are 6 homes per acre in Solana Beach, that equates to 18 homes on a three-acre lot in RSF therefore, the 15 HCF baseline multiplied by 18 homes would allow a 270 HCF baseline for the RSF property before higher rate brackets kick in. This is what is fair. This is what RSF residents have a right, in my opinion, to pursue legally. That would not only be fair, but would also show the appreciation for all the benefits that Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch provide our neighbors. Curt Jaeger Rancho Santa Fe

7 commonly asked questions about Covered California TO YOUR HEALTH


pen enrollment for Covered California, the state health insurance exchange, started last month. Since taking effect in 2014, Covered California has helped to reduce the number of uninsured Californians. If this is your first time looking for coverage through the state health insurance exchange, now is the time to learn more about your options. And if you have been enrolled already, now is the time to renew your health plan or make any changes, including switching to a lower-costing one. The deadline to apply or make changes is Jan. 31, 2017. You’ll need to act sooner – by Dec. 15 – if you want to make certain your coverage begins on Jan. 1, 2017. “It’s important to learn more about your options, including physician network, prices, benefits and financial assistance available,” said Marc Reynolds, corporate senior vice president for payer relations at Scripps Health. “Take the time to carefully review all of the options presented through Covered California.” To help guide you in this process, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked Covered California questions. Q: Who can enroll in Covered California? A: Covered California was designed for state residents who are U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents, and do not have access to health insurance through a private company, their workplace, a family member’s employer, or a government program such as Medicare or Medi-Cal. If you aren’t covered through one of these options, you can buy health insurance through Covered California. Immigrants who are not lawfully present are not eligible to purchase a health plan through Covered California; however, they may be eligible for coverage through Medi-Cal. Q: What health plans are available? A: Throughout California, you have a choice of buying insurance from at least two but as many as six private insurance companies, depending on where you live. In San Diego County, consumers have at least five insurance companies

to choose from during open enrollment. For example, Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center doctors are in-network providers on the Health Net HMO CommunityCare, Blue Shield HMO Trio and Blue Shield PPO health insurance plans that Covered California offers. Not all providers are in all networks. Health insurance plans are sold in four primary levels of coverage: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. While plans vary, in brief you have the option to pay more for your monthly premium and less when you use care, or pay less for your premium and more when you use care. In addition to these metal-tiered plans, a minimum coverage plan is available to people younger than 30. Q: What if I can’t afford the health insurance premiums or other costs? A: Sliding-scale financial assistance is available if you cannot afford to pay the full cost of your premiums. Depending on your income, you may qualify for government subsidies to help keep your out-of-pocket expenses down, including co-payments, or tax credits to help reduce your monthly premiums if you cannot afford to pay for your full costs. About 90 percent of Covered California enrollees get help to pay for their premiums. In San Diego County, the figure is 87 percent. Q: What will my Covered California health insurance cover? A: The Affordable Care Act requires that all newly purchased insurance plans, including those on Covered California, cover essential health benefits such as doctor visits, hospitalization, emergency care, maternity care, pediatric care, preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management, rehabilitative services, mental health and prescriptions. Insurance companies cannot deny access or charge higher premiums if you have a pre-existing health condition or you become ill. Like all ACA plans, Covered California health plans also include pediatric oral and vision care services. Q: Should I be concerned about rising premiums? A: Premiums are rising in states with health insurance exchanges for various reasons, including in California. The increases in

California have been generally lower than in other states due largely to greater participation by health insurance companies in Covered California, which makes the marketplace more competitive. It is important to note that as premiums rise so do subsidies for those who need help buying health insurance. Covered California officials strongly encourage consumers to shop around to find a plan that best suits them and their interest in a particular health care provider, the cost of premiums and the cost of out-of-pocket expenses related to care, such as deductibles. Q: What happens if I don’t enroll by the deadline? A: If you haven’t signed up by the deadline and do not qualify for special enrollment, you won’t be eligible to buy health insurance under Covered California until the next open enrollment period in late 2018. You may also have to pay penalties and fees for not having insurance and those can add up fast. The penalty for tax year 2016 is $695 per adult, $347.50 per child under 18, or up to 2.5 percent of a household’s adjusted gross income, whichever is larger. You may sign up after open enrollment only if you experience a qualifying life event, such as getting married, having a child, losing health coverage through an employer, or becoming a legal resident. Q: Where can I get help enrolling in Covered California? A: You may enroll for health coverage through Covered California online, by phone or in person with free assistance from a certified enroller. Covered California’s website provides links to certified counselors and insurance brokers trained in Covered California insurance plans as well as county offices where you can go for help. Visit the Covered California website: or call (800) 300-1506. For information about Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center in-network providers in Covered California call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777) or visit “To Your Health” is brought to you by the physicians and staff of Scripps Health.


Thanksgiving Family Mile Fun Run benefits Woodward Center


he 3rd Annual Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run took place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 at the Del Mar Racetrack. Proceeds from this popular event benefit Helen Woodward Animal Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Therapeutic Riding Program. The event also included adoptable puppies, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; crafts, face painting, games, giveaways and more. Online:

Rafael Rabines with Jimmy Durante, Madison Hughes with Humphrey Bogart, Candice Dymek with Elizabeth Taylor

Helen Woodward volunteers

Family Fun Run 1st place finisher Brooke Waite

Helen Woodward Del Mar Family Fun Run


The Pannacciulli Family

Jennifer Keller, Emma, Judy Bayer with adoptable Tracy

Family Fun Run 1st place finisher Mike Herskowitz

Andrea Goldsztein with Kira and Pony Boy

Emily Hays holding Natalie, Samantha


FROM SENIOR, A1 the Framework Plan, which allows for “rural cluster” development on Prop A lands. “Hacienda Del Mar is a rural, clustered development, non-urban in character and scale, designed and sited in the most environmentally-sensitive manner,” Watson said. “For these reasons, it is consistent with all Prop A General Plan, Framework Plan and municipal code requirements.” Barry Schultz, vice chair of the planning board, was attempting to grasp exactly what would define a project as urban or non-urban and what threshold of development would cause a vote. To committee member Jay Powell, who was involved in the origins of Prop A, it is important to protect what is left of agricultural land in the city. Powell said the main reason for Prop A was to provide a mechanism for residents if developers are not following the general plan. He is concerned about exemptions made on Prop A lands; he believes any development should be taken to a vote of the people. “De-facto suburbanization has happened without Prop A which is not the intent,” Powell said. “The battle that I think we lost was in the city council’s interpretation, allowing clustering to occur in the intensity that it did.”

Watson said the developers understand that the 20 acres in the San Dieguito River Valley is the last open space there is in the area. Hacienda Del Mar is planned to have less than 10 percent lot coverage, with the remainder of the 23.87-acre site used for dedicated open space. A total of four, one-story buildings will be clustered below a hillside at the eastern portion of the property and all building setbacks are at least 55 feet, more than double the required 25 feet. In the site’s agricultural residential zone, one unit is allowed per 10 acres. Under the planned residential development code with no vote, the maximum allowed would be four units. Watson said the developers are looking to stay within that allowed square footage of four large residential estate units. The remaining 11 acres on the western side of the property, closest to El Camino Real, will be open space with restored natural habitat. “As long as the majority of the site — in this case 90 percent — is not developed, than that whole corner would still be open,” Watson said. “And as the polo field is owned by the city, that will still be open space. So you would have this wide open space area with a small cluster up against the hill.” The previous project, Rancho Del Mar, was much more urban in

scale, Watson said. At one point, the Rancho Del Mar plan called for 225 care casitas spread across the entire lot and a 29,147-square-foot wellness center across the street. “The current developer has tried really hard to work with the community and come up with a project that is non-urban in scale and would not create a negative precedent,” Watson said. What could make Hacienda Del Mar considered urban in character, Schultz pointed out, is the project’s intensity of services. Schultz said that more than just looking rustic, the planning board must also consider the use, the employee parking requirements and what it will take to serve the senior community. Senior housing has the lowest amount of trips generated from any other use and typically has less demand at peak traffic hours, but the concern is that a facility would still generate more traffic than if it was just estate homes on the property. A notice of preparation of Hacienda Del Mar’s environmental impact report is set to go out to residents soon and a scoping meeting will be held in December. At the scoping meeting, all members of the public are invited to come and provide input on what the EIR (environmental impact report) should study. The draft EIR would be prepared and released for comments in 2017.

FROM CENTER, A1 will be posted on the city website and included on a flyer. Other fundraising opportunities include a $4,000 flagpole, $20,000 holiday tree, an inlaid city seal in the town hall or breezeway floor, and outdoor furniture. After a suggestion from Councilman Al Corti, a public art piece will also be added to the donor opportunities list. “I think it’s a great idea,” Corti said about the program. “The community has indicated they would like to do some fundraising and/or make some donations.” Del Mar resident Felise Levine was the only member of the public to comment on the matter during the public hearing. She expressed concerns about the use of a holiday tree. “I was struck by the use of a holiday tree and getting it decorated and putting it on public property,” Levine said. “I am of the Jewish faith. ... A Christmas tree renamed a holiday tree is still a Christmas tree.”

“There are many people of different faiths here,” she added. “I would hope that the City Council, when it considers public land and city-owned land, to just keep that in mind. It doesn’t mean we can’t have a decorated tree, but it is a Christmas tree. There may be some way to acknowledge that there’s Hanukkah at the same time.” Donors will be recognized on one donor plaque. “We’re also intending to give credit to people in a modest way, not a splashy way, so that people get recognition but it’s not plastered on every doorknob,” Sinnott said. The city is submitting a grant application request for approximately $75,000 to $100,000 to the Del Mar Foundation. If approved, funds would help pay for a catering kitchen, kitchen equipment, a dance floor and an enhanced sound system. Staff is also exploring grant opportunities for the solar panels. Construction of the city’s new city hall and town hall is currently underway and expected to be completed in spring 2018.




Highland Avenue, 1:10 a.m. • Drunk in public: alcohol, drugs combo or toluene: 1600 block Coast Boulevard, 2:18 p.m.

The Nutcracker •City Ballet of San Diego’s performance of The Nutcracker (accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra & Chorus) takes the stage at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-23 at Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. Following each matinee, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet the audience and pose for photos. Tickets from $32. •Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker takes the stage, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Tickets from $53.

Nov. 25 • Residential burglary: 100 block 19th Street, 6 p.m.

Solana Beach:

Nov. 19 • Residential burglary: 800 block Santa Regina, 1:30 p.m.

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Nov. 20 • Vehicle break-in/theft: 600 block Nardito Lane, 11 p.m. Nov. 21 • Residential burglary: 500 north block Acacia Avenue, 4:50 p.m. Nov. 23 • Vandalism: $400 or less, 400 south block Sierra Avenue, 6 p.m. Nov. 24 • Take vehicle without owner’s consent/vehicle theft: 600 block Solana Circle, 3 p.m. This report compiled using data from Crimes reported at press time Nov. 19-25.


RANDOLPH DENTAL CELEBRATES 45 YEARS IN SOLANA BEACH Randolph Dental celebrated 45 years in Solana Beach with a practice event held recently at Fidel’s Little Mexico. Special honoree Diane Randolph celebrated her 45-year anniversary as well. Congratulations Diane, Dr. Bob and the entire Randolph Dental Team! Cheers to 45 years!



FLEECE BLANKET GIVEAWAY Black and gold looks good on everyone when they’re cozied up with a Bing Crosby Fleece Blanket. Featuring the Del Mar paddock, this extra soft giveaway is perfect for breezy beach picnics and cool San Diego fall days. Visit

*One blanket per person with paid admission while supplies last.

Las Damas de Fairbanks, a philanthropic organization of women in Fairbanks Ranch, will present their annual Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 9. The Showcase of Holiday Homes will benefit DreamKeepers Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3 organization that supports the Family Recovery Center in Oceanside, which assists women in breaking the cycle of substance abuse. The FRC meets the needs of families through residential and outpatient treatment and continuing care. The event begins at 9 a.m. with check-in and welcome refreshments at the Fairbanks Ranch Clubhouse, 17651 Circa del Norte, Rancho Santa Fe. Reserve your ticket online at For more information on the Holiday Showcase or the Family Recovery Center in Oceanside, please contact Sandi Chenoweth at 760-310-9080 or Vicki Barclay at 858-252-8819.

Encinitas Guitar Orchestra Christmas Concert The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra presents its Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive in Encinitas. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. and a $12 donation at the door is suggested. For more information, contact Peter Pupping at Guitar Sounds by calling 760-943-0755 or sending an email to


FROM POT, A1 tobacco is prohibited, within 1,000 feet of a school, day care or youth center, and while driving, operating or riding in a vehicle. According to the city staff report, people can possess, process, transport, purchase, obtain or give away up to 28.5 grams of non-concentrated marijuana or up to eight grams of concentrated marijuana products. They can also grow up to six plants indoors for private use. Commercial cultivation, which is currently prohibited in Del Mar, will require a state license. The new state law

establishes a new state agency, the Bureau of Marijuana Control, to regulate and license various commercial non-medical marijuana uses and medical marijuana uses. Retail sales, dispensaries and delivery services are also currently prohibited in Del Mar. The city, however, must provide for the use of its public roads for deliveries from state-licensed businesses. Cities can choose whether to prohibit or allow marijuana-related testing facilities, subject to local limitations and state licensing requirements, for the research and testing of marijuana and new marijuana-related products. According to

FROM DARRELL ISSA, A2 Marine colonel making his first foray into politics. Heads turned after Applegate, now a trial lawyer, received 45.5 percent of votes in the June primary, an unexpected finish that put him within striking distance of Issa, who received 50.8 percent. Far-left candidate Ryan Wingo received 3.7 percent. Applegate’s performance in June changed his and Issa’s campaigns. Applegate went from listing his personal phone number on his campaign website to bringing in a team of full-time consultants onto his staff. He was supported by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as well as House Majority, a large political action committee that backs liberal candidates. During a fundraising sweep through La Jolla, President Barack Obama lampooned Issa for calling his administration corrupt and then using his picture in a campaign mailer to show Issa in a bipartisan light. The president later officially endorsed Applegate. Issa, whose brush with political death came after cruising to re-election in years prior, likewise changed strategies to give more careful attention to his district. He ran a more typical campaign, complete with yard signs, town hall-style events, and a tour bus. He proposed legislation in direct

FROM KRISTIN GASPAR, A2 didn’t say if she has someone in mind for her top aide, but she’s looking for a person who knows the county well, understands government operations, and will have a good relationship with her district. If she’s re-elected in 2020 she would be the most senior member of the board due to term limits that will force the other four supervisors out of office. Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer, the county’s top manager and boss of its 17,000 employees, called to arrange a meeting and to help Gaspar learn important details of her new job. Gaspar said she’s also planning to speak with department heads to get a better understanding of public safety operations, social services, and other county issues. She said she toured several facilities during her campaign and also met with the four supervisors she’ll join. Like her, all are Republicans. Roberts was the lone Democrat and first new member on the board in two decades when he was elected four years ago. “I was actually really excited after I left individual meetings with each supervisor,” she said. “With each one there were areas where I could see myself working with them on. For example, Dianne Jacob is focused on safety and senior areas. Those are areas where I am passionate as well.”

the staff report, “This type of use would typically be conducted within an office or lab type of setting within a medical office building or business park.” Staff said that testing is the only category the city has not already covered. Cities can also choose whether to prohibit or allow marijuana-related processing facilities, subject to local limitations and state licensing requirements, for the processing and manufacturing of marijuana and marijuana-related products from raw materials. This includes the commercial processing of edible marijuana products. According to the staff report, the city

response to complaints about so-called “sober living homes” in his district. The candidates didn’t focus on policy as much as they concentrated on slinging mud. Issa attacked his opponent over two temporary restraining orders obtained by Applegate’s ex-wife against her estranged husband. Applegate took efforts to link Issa, among the wealthiest members of Congress, to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In particular, an Appplegate ad focused on the video that surfaced of Trump boasting that his fame let him get away with sexually assaulting women. Issa was an early backer of Trump’s successful campaign, and called him an “obvious choice” for president. The National Republican Congressional Committee congratulated Issa on his re-election. “Darrell has been a proven leader in Congress, spearheading the charge to balance the federal budget and promote transparency throughout our government,” committee Chairman Greg Walden said in a statement. He also said the incumbent has done important work on the House Oversight Committee and creating jobs. As of Oct. 19, Applegate raised $1.26 million while Issa had received $1.03 million. Applegate performed well in the San Diego County

She’s also learning the county at large, as well as her district, a jurisdiction that includes northern San Diego, coastal cities Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas, and inland areas including Escondido and the San Pasqual Valley. Nearly all of the area’s 630,000 residents live in an incorporated city. “My commitment over the next several months is investing more time with the community,” she said. “The fact is the supervisors are making decisions with the entire regions, not just district three.” Staff from the physical therapy business she runs with her husband took up some of her professional duties during the campaign, and will be able to keep the company running while she serves as a supervisor, she said. “This is absolutely a full-time position and I will be giving it my full-time commitment,” she said. Supervisors are paid $153,290 annually. And she is also listening to Roberts. Gaspar said he was gracious when they spoke for around 30 minutes on Monday morning. At first, she didn’t know who was calling. “I was really pleased with the conversation we had [Monday]” she said. “It was a bit surprising to receive the call, I had a brand new phone so I didn’t even have his contact.” Roberts, like Gaspar will be early

next year, was a rare fresh face on the board among colleagues with decades of experience. Roberts declined to comment, but has previously said that it was tough being the new guy since nobody knew how to guide a supervisor into their new job. “For him, he was the first supervisor in a very long time, so he got to experience the first transition that the county did,” Gaspar said. “I am sure mine will be a bit smoother, but he wanted to provide some tips and insights into his couple of first months in office.” He also encouraged her during their conversation, she added. “He made it very clear that he wants me to be successful,” she said. What’s next for Roberts isn’t clear. But in an email he sent to supporters on Monday, he asked them to show compassion, conviction and remain dedicated to their ideals. “Only together will we fight and secure a brighter future for all of our families,” he wrote. He also told them that he would stay involved. “I am looking forward to continuing to work to fulfill our vision for a prosperous San Diego County that protects our quality of life today and for future generations,” he wrote. – Joshua Stewart is a writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune

currently allows various non-marijuana-related manufacturing and processing uses in the North Commercial zone and allows small artisan-type manufacturing and processing facilities, such as bakeries and confectionaries, in the Central Commercial zone. “My request would be that staff (continues to) view this and look at this. If there are some things that we need as a council to consider … we bring that back,” Deputy Mayor Terry Sinnott said. “I think we’ve made some good decisions in the past on medical marijuana. I just don’t want that to deteriorate into something else by lack of attention.”

portion of the district, an area that includes 75 percent of District 49 voters. He received 53.1 percent of the vote there, according to the tally over the weekend. Issa did even better in Orange County where the remaining 25 percent of voters live. There he received 60.5 percent of the electorate. While the boundaries have changed since he entered Congress 16 years ago, Issa has long enjoyed comfortable Republican majorities in his district. When he was first elected in 2000, Republicans had 52.4 percent, Democrats 27.1, and independents 16.4 percent. But the GOP, through redistricting and changing demographics, has lost ground in Issa’s district. As of Oct. 24, the last day to register to vote, Democrats represented 31.2 percent of the electorate, while Republicans had 37.8. An additional 25.8 percent did not belong to a political party. Note: On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Applegate announced he would run again for the House of Representatives in midterm elections in two years. “As a Marine Colonel, I know that the hardest fights often take a couple of battles — and I look forward to continuing our fight in the days, weeks, and months ahead,” Applegate said in a statement. “That’s why I’m announcing my intention to run for Congress in 2018.” — Joshua Stewart is a writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune.

EVENT BRIEFS Sounds of the Season •As part of the Symphony of Psalms concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will present two iconic works at UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms (with chorus) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, along with works by two emerging composers: Iranian-American Gity Razaz and this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient Kevin Zhang. Steven Schick conducts with a free lecture one hour prior to concert times. Tickets: $15-$29 (campus parking is free), 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-4637. •The Peninsula Singers will offer three holiday concerts across town. The series starts at December Nights at Balboa Park, 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free. Next is a Friends of the Library Concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Point Loma Public Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. Lastly, the All Souls Concert is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at All Souls Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd. Tickets $15 (free to ages 10 and younger).

To the Theater! •San Diego Musical Theatre presents two holiday productions this season, including “Miracle on 34th Street” and (for the final year) Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” The world premiere of “Miracle on 34th Street” takes the stage in matinees and evening shows Dec. 1-23 at the Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave. “White Christmas,” based on the Paramount Pictures film, is on stage for matinees and evenings through Dec. 4 at the Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway. Tickets from $30 at SDMT’s Administrative Office, 4652 Mercury St. or (858) 560-5740.


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Myron wins another world title, national championship BY KELLEY CARLSON atie Myron is on top of the world again. In October, the 14-year-old Rancho Santa Fe resident clinched several titles at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City. Katie, aboard Tamarisk On Target, was named Grand National and World Champion for ages 13 and under in Saddle Seat Classic Equitation, and Champion in the United Professional Horseman’s Association Morgan Challenge Cup Junior National Championship. The teen’s impressive resume already includes several world titles – she was awarded her first one in 2012 – and a number of other accolades. “I like to do my best every time I ride, but I also enjoy my horses and all of the horses I have had – they make me feel happy,” Katie said. “I love working with horses; it is not a ‘hobby,’ in my opinion, but my way of life, and it is a good day whenever I am riding.” Her love for equines began at age 2, and she recalled pleading with her mom, Kathlene Myron, to buy her a horse. “I was very surprised when she bought me a large stuffed animal horse! I think I cried,” Katie said. The request caught Kathlene – a dog lover – by surprise. “I didn’t know where it was coming from,” she said. “But I’ve always loved animals; I’m an animal advocate.” Kathlene said Katie’s first horseback riding adventure was a five-hour trail ride in Hawaii at age 3. On her 4th birthday, Katie received her first riding lesson, at a hunter/jumper stable in San Marcos. “My mom knew right away that this was not going to be a phase or a hobby – rather it was who I was, and she said I am gifted with horses,” Katie said. Months later, the youngster was competing in hunter/jumper classes at local horse shows, showing ponies “and anything they offered me to ride.” After about a year, the San Marcos barn went bankrupt and the trainer left, so Katie joined the Rancho Santa Fe Riding Club. While she was there, she learned a variety of disciplines – including hunt seat equitation, saddle seat and horsemanship – and built upon her other skills. After a few years, Katie became interested in gymkhana lessons. “My mom found a barn in Escondido, and suddenly I was helmut-free, racing around barrels and poles and roping anything that moved,” she said. “I was excited to go every day after school to ride a different horse, and soon I was competing in small shows.” Katie and her family leased a number of horses over the years, but when she was 8, her wish to own one was finally granted – her dad, Bob Myron, bought her a Quarter horse named Ted.



Katie Myron rides Tamarisk On Target GCH (Grand Champion) during the Parade of Champions at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City in October. “It was the happiest day of my life,” Katie said. “I rode him every day, and my mom helped take care of him while I was at school. I learned so much in that first year with my horse. He basically let me know that he was not happy racing around barrels, so I worked him with cows roping, and he enjoyed that very much!” Ironically, it was Ted who led Katie to another horse, and to the saddle seat discipline. “One day while I was in the arena with him, he decided he was not going to budge - not a bit,” she said. “Meanwhile, another girl entered the arena on her Saddlebred horse (Blossom) and noticed my Quarter horse behaving like a mule, and asked if I would be interested in switching horses. I said, ‘Sure,’ with some reluctance! Within minutes, the ASB (American Saddlebred) owner had instructed me to ‘rack’ her horse, and at that moment I knew I was addicted! My mom started taking riding lessons on my Quarter horse and I started leasing the ASB – it was great timing for me because the owner had started college and would not have time for her.” Katie began taking lessons and competing in saddle seat at shows. After a year, she moved up to regional and national competitions and said goodbye to Blossom. A new trainer evaluated her equitation abilities and had her ride several horses over the next six months. Soon, Katie discovered Morgans – and it was a mare named Festival Sundance that vaulted her to the top level. In 2012, Katie and Sundance won the World Championship in the 11 & under Saddle Seat Classic Equitation Division at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show. However, the pair eventually parted ways, as Katie’s trainer suggested a more challenging

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mount – one that she could grow into. “I missed the magic Sundance and I had, but I realized that it was time for me to move forward,” Katie said. The new mount was Katie’s biggest challenge yet – a Morgan named Slam Dunk, also known as “Duncan.” “Everyone thought I was ready for an upgrade but me!” Katie said. “This particular horse was strong and big, while I was barely 60 pounds! He was not friendly in his stall and would sometimes humiliate me at horse shows. I was intimidated by his presence, and I know he knew it, too!” However, after a successful show in Oklahoma in 2013, Katie became more confident in her abilities. She began riding hunt seat with another “difficult” horse, SpringMill Tea Party, nicknamed “Pippa.” “One of my first lessons brought back memories of my early rodeo days; she (Pippa) bucked and spun, launching me like a torpedo!” Katie said. But it was worth it, because in 2014, the duo won the National Championship title in the Walk-Trot Hunter Seat Equitation Division at the Grand National & World Championship. Katie also continued winning on Duncan, clinching National and Reserve World Champion titles that year. After the championships, Katie decided to focus more on saddle seat riding and, for her 13th birthday, she was surprised with another saddle seat horse, Tamarisk On Target. The horse had been out of formal training for a while and had never done patterns, but with hard work, Katie and Tamarisk won the World Championship title in the Saddle Seat Classic Equitation Division for ages 13 and under in Oklahoma, among other honors in 2015.

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Katie Myron’s awards from the 2016 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show. This year brought even more success, as the pair were once again crowned champions in Oklahoma. Although she is often competing, Katie finds time to balance her passion with schoolwork and piano lessons. Three days a week, the ninth-grader is in Escondido by 5 a.m. to ride, and then heads to school at Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe. She also has independent PE twice a week, and heads to the barn immediately after school on those days. While in Oklahoma for the Grand National & World Championship – for an average stay of 10 days – a learning center ensures that Katie stays current on her assignments and communicates with her teachers on a daily basis. She also keeps an eye on her health. The teen battles celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder, and has the occasional migraine. In order to keep them under control, Katie maintains a healthy diet, and uses deep breathing and relaxation techniques she learned from a biofeedback specialist. Meanwhile, Katie is looking forward to participating with Tamarisk in the Jingle Bell Horse Show in Del Mar in December. They are fine-tuning their skills, and the teen is ensuring the well-being of her horse. Katie expects that 2017 will bring more challenges. “I am excited and look forward to changes in the coming year,” she said. “I am finished in the 13 and under division, and have only just begun!” For long-term goals, Katie aspires to be an equine dermatologist – and have lots of horses.

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Conner’s Cause for Children is teaming with community “elves” and others to help lighten the load of holiday shoppers and brighten the lives of Conner’s Cause families. Conner’s Cause, together with Zoraya de la Bastida of Pacific Sotheby’s, Lauren Hampton and Sergio Lujan of Smart Mortgage, invite you to “Sip & Wrap” a special holiday event on the beautiful patio of Pacific Sotheby’s in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Too much to do with the holidays around the corner? Do you suffer from leave it to the last-minute panic syndrome? Don’t worry! Let the “Sip and Wrap” elves take care of your gift -wrapping needs, which will help take care of Conner’s Cause families. Relax by the fountain, have a drink and a snack and listen to music while you wait for your packages to be wrapped. Admission is free and 100 percent of the proceeds from gift-wrap services will benefit Conner’s Cause. Pacific Sotheby’s Patio is located at 16236 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Please RSVP to Lauren (951) 892-2398 or by email: Founded in 1995 to honor the memory of brave little hero, Conner Champ, Conner’s Cause for Children is a one-of-a-kind organization that offers direct financial assistance to local families for a variety of out-of-pocket medical and non-medical costs related to the care of a child with a life-threatening illness or injury. “The beauty of Conner’s Cause for Children,” according to its Executive Director, Carol Del Signore, “is that because we are a local organization, we have the flexibility to quickly respond to a family’s urgent needs so they can focus on taking care of their very sick children.” All proceeds from “Sip and Wrap” go directly to Conner’s Cause families to help ensure their children have access to medical care and basic needs, as well as a little something extra to brighten their holidays. For information on how to donate, participate in or sponsor this event, please contact Carol Del Signore at 760-487-1592, If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please go to

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The Girl Singers to bring holiday show to Solana Beach BY KRISTINA HOUCK festive holiday musical is headed for Solana Beach that will surely be fun for all families. After all, it’s a family that will be performing popular holiday songs on stage. Starring a mother and her two daughters, “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show” is set to take the stage Dec. 6-24 at North Coast Repertory Theatre. “We’re just so happy to be able to come out there and do


this, and celebrate the holidays with the folks of Solana Beach [and surrounding communities],” said producer and performer Colleen Raye. An accomplished singer, actress and entertainer, Raye heads The Girl Singers, a singing group she started a decade ago. The original lineup included her sister, Debbie O'keefe, and two daughters, Jennifer and Sophie Grimm. “The music and joy that comes out of us is really great,” SEE SHOW, B21

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Seas ‘n’ Greetings From December 1 to 31, Birch Aquarium is transformed into a holiday wonderland full of SEAsonal activities for the whole family. Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and check the schedule for special appearances by Scuba Santa. Visit for the full schedule of events.

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This exhibition examines a network of artists based in San Diego between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s, whose experiments with photography opened the medium to a profusion of new strategies and subjects. These artists sought artistic media and formats adequate to address their turbulent era and its pressing questions.

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The first string quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, the Takács Quartet returns to La Jolla with an all-Beethoven program. Hear three quartets, each composed in a different decade, and explore the pioneering development of Beethoven’s writing. (858) 459-3728

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Singer-songwriter, author slated to perform at Del Mar’s Brick 15 BY KRISTINA HOUCK Having recently released a double CD and book combination, Kristin Hersh is headed to Del Mar. The singer-songwriter and author is slated to perform Dec. 5 at Brick 15, an early stop in her new U.S. tour. It will be her first-ever performance in Del Mar. “I thought I had played everywhere,” Hersh joked. Hersh has released more than 20 records either as a solo artist or as part of a band. She started playing guitar at 9 years old. At 14, she formed the art-punk band Throwing Muses. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she currently fronts the power trio 50FootWave, which released the “Bath White” EP over the summer. “I don’t know much else,” Hersh said about her long-running music career. Released Nov. 11, “Wyatt at the Coyote Palace” is Hersh’s third and latest album and book project. Her prior solo album “Crooked” was released as an album and book containing essays about each track. Throwing Muses reformed in 2013 and released “Purgatory/Paradise,” a 32-track album also accompanied by a book. She has also authored a memoir, “Rat Girl,” based on her teenage diary. “Everyone misses vinyl as a valuable object, but even that can be a little presumptuous. If you want to view your output as a gift, it can be a little presumptuous to suggest that someone

“Wyatt at the Coyote Palace” cover adopt your soundtrack. It’s like suggesting that they adopt your religion,” Hersh said. “But a book is a valuable gift and it’s succinct


and yet elaborate. I can fill it with images and stories and flesh out the product without offending anyone.

“And yet, I’m sleazy enough to slip CDs into it and suggest that people adopt my religion,” she said with a laugh. “Wyatt at the Coyote Palace” is a collection of true stories and songs of love and loss. Hersh plays all instruments on the 24-track double CD, including guitar, bass, drums, piano, horns, cello and even field recordings. “That’s the sound of having no friends,” she joked. Hersh worked on the project for five years. She recorded the album in Rhode Island with engineer Steve Rizzo. The prose was inspired by her autistic son Wyatt. Hersh explained that the album’s title was inspired by her son’s fascination with an abandoned apartment building behind the studio that was inhabited by coyotes. “I love the studio to the point where I don’t care if this record ever ends or is ever released” she said about the process. “It’s just the experience.” The Del Mar show is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Brick 15, located at 915 Camino del Mar. It’s her second and last tour stop in California, following her Dec. 4 show at Echoplex in Los Angeles. Every show, she said, is different. “I have so many records and books now that I just sort of do whatever I feel like,” she said. “I just walk out and a song will remind me of a story, which will remind me of a song, which will remind me of a story.” For more about Hersh, visit For more about Brick 15, visit


New location, same great clothes at Double Take consignment boutique BY CHRIS SAUR While only at its current location on El Camino Real for about a year, Double Take — a women’s clothing consignment store — has a rich history in North County. In fact, when owner and operator Layne Lozano first opened Double Take on Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas in 1999, she was the third member of her family to run a local consignment boutique. Around 1990, Lozano’s mother Sue Phillips bought a consignment store in Vista. Lozano’s sister, Renn Plsek, opened Double Take Solana Beach five years later. Though Phillips sold her shop to a family friend, her two daughters are still going strong. Lozano’s Double Take in Encinitas offers gently worn, fashionable clothes at an affordable price for women of all ages and styles. “Variety is our big thing, we take pride in having a little bit of everything so anyone can walk into the store and find something they like,” Lozano explained. “That’s the

goal. “We get generations shopping here, grandma, daughter and granddaughter, so that’s fun.” Double Take’s collections include dresses, jackets and coats, handbags, shoes, athletic attire and accessories, among other things, as Lozano understands that women want new clothes in their closets as frequently as possible, but knows retail prices are scary. She sifts through the bags and bags of clothes brought in to find the best pieces to offer her customers. And now, after 15 years downtown, Lozano decided she could best serve those customers by moving to her new location at 204 N. El Camino Real, Suite E, Encinitas. Lozano likes her boutique’s current location because it is more of a shopping area, including near some other consignments stores, which she welcomes. “The downtown is changing, retail is disappearing and the parking, which was bad to begin with, is getting worse,” Lozano said.


Layne Lozano owns and operates Double Take, a women’s clothing consignment boutique on El Camino Real in Encinitas. “(The new location) is also more convenient for people. “We are less visible, so it was slow at first, but I think in the long run it will be better. “I love Encinitas, it’s a great community because there are a lot of different types of people. And we get a lot of customers from

outside Encinitas too. We have people that come into town once a year and they have to come in every time they visit.” Though running consignment shops runs in the family, Lozano took an interesting journey to get there. After growing up in SEE BOUTIQUE, B14


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Canyon Crest Academy GRACEDBYGRIT to hold 'Chelsea Envision Theatre to bring Legging Launch Party' Dec. 7 Sweet Charity to the stage The Envision Theatre at Canyon Crest Academy is bringing Sweet Charity to the stage of the Black Box Theater. The show opens Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., for a six-show run through Dec.10. Sweet Charity is directed by Leigh Scarritt and written by famed playwright Neil Simon. The production’s namesake Charity and her friends work at a dance club where they experience the dark side of life through bad relationships, bad tattoos, and bad fashion of the 1960s. When Charity meets Oscar, she believes her luck has changed. Through a series of twists and turns, a handsome movie star, a hot air balloon ride and a tacky bridal shower, Charity finds hope that her dreams might really come true. The score is composed by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Come enjoy the performance of Broadway-bound actors for the price of a high school theater ticket. Tickets are available at The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating

an environment where students can thrive. The mission of the foundation is to enrich the experience of every student every day. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at

In conjunction with the Chelsea’s Light Foundation, GRACEDBYGRIT has created a new sustainable legging: the Chelsea Legging. GRACEDBYGRIT in Solana Beach is donating $50 per legging to Chelsea’s Light Foundation. GRACEDBYGRIT is holding a launch party Dec. 7 from 5-8:30 p.m. to promote the foundation. GRACEDBYGRIT is located at 153 N. Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075. The GRACEDBYGRIT Chelsea Legging was inspired by Chelsea King, a San Diego teen whose life was brutally taken from her while out for a mountain trail run. The legging is offered in three color combinations: royal/black, magenta/navy and grey/black. The print is inspired by the sunflower, Chelsea’s favorite flower and the symbol of the Chelsea’s Light Foundation. The full-length compression pant features a mid-rise waistband with pockets in the front and back to hold a cell phone. The material is made from recycled water bottles. Chelsea’s Light Foundation has helped to create the strongest laws in the country to protect California children against known violent


GRACEDBYGRIT has built its core values around the safety and security of active women. predators. Now, Chelsea’s Light Foundation is expanding this critical work to other states. The foundation was started by the family of Chelsea King to help unite and lead people to protect the joy and innocence of childhood and inspire positive change. Empowering women to feel safe, confident and motivated to be active, GRACEDBYGRIT honors the legacy of Chelsea King. GRACEDBYGRIT has built its core

values around the safety and security of active women. Chelsea’s Light Foundation is profoundly important to the founders of GRACEDBYGRIT. The idea for the apparel line was conceived on a run when founders Kate Nowlan, a running coach, was training Kimberly Caccavo, her client, for a triathlon in Chelsea’s honor. For more information, visit and - Submitted press release



Students rehearse for the upcoming production of Aladdin Jr.

Take a magic carpet ride with production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at Del Mar Heights School The Del Mar Heights PTA presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. The production is given a contemporary spin with Julianna Rancid and Ryan Me-Crest providing on the scene reporting on the contest for Jasmine’s affections. Unfortunately for Aladdin, the evil Jafar has other plans, and Jasmine is not impressed by the “Prince.” Will good win over evil? Will trickery and magic help

make Aladdin’s wish come true? Enjoy all the signature songs including “A Whole New World,” “One Jump” and “Prince Ali” as you join the cast and crew on their magic carpet ride. Choose from two evening performances on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. or a matinee on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are on sale now at $10. To get your tickets, visit the website of the Del Mar Heights PTA at tickets.html Del Mar Heights Elementary School is located at 13555 Boquita Dr, Del Mar, 92014.

‘Tis the season to treat yourself to our Holiday Open House. You’re cordially invited to our Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 7th • 3:00-6:00pm Wow! We’ve been busy. We’ve been decorating our community in its “holiday best” and we’re soooo excited to show you. So, if you’ve been thinking about taking a tour of La Vida Del Mar, now may just be the best time ever. And did we mention the festive music by Milt Wyatt & Friends? And the egg nog? And the hot cocoa? And the holiday goodies? Go ahead, treat yourself to our Holiday Open House and grab hold of some holiday cheer (and maybe a cookie, too).

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Local photographer to share shots, stories this weekend Local photographer Aaron Chang is sharing stories around some of his most iconic shots this weekend at a free event. Chang’s limited Holiday Box Set Collection will be available at the event and he will be signing them. There will also be complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. The event takes place 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Aaron Chang Ocean Art

Gallery at The Headquarters at Seaport District and 12-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Aaron Chang Solana Beach Gallery. The Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery at The Headquarters at Seaport District is located at 789 W Harbor Drive in San Diego. The Solana Beach gallery is located at 415 South Cedros Ave., Suite 110. For more information, visit

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EVENT BRIEFS Local holiday events Laser light show, Santa at Del Mar Highlands Town Center A Holiday Celebration with Santa will be held at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. The event will include laser light shows at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., falling snow, photos with Santa, music, performances by students from local schools, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and more. Bring a toy or cash donation to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. A special check presentation will be made to local schools to “Save the Arts.” A Menorah Lighting event will also be held Dec. 27. For more information, visit Del Mar Highlands Town Center is located at 12925 El Camino Real, Suite J2-8, Carmel Valley, 92130. Breakfast with Santa at Flower Hill Promenade Ring in the holidays with family and friends at Flower Hill Promenade! Join us on Saturday, Dec.10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 for a family tradition starting at 9 a.m. with Breakfast with Santa at our newest restaurant Flower Child followed by hours of fun, fun, fun at Snow Days. Experience an Alpine Village in Del Mar, including a real snow play area, petting zoo, snowboarding simulator, photos with Santa, face painting, balloon artists, arts and crafts, food and beverage samples, and much, much more. This free event for all ages will fill your holidays with warm memories that will last a lifetime. RSVP today for Breakfast with Santa at Flower Child restaurant: 858-314-6818. For further details, please visit Holiday Tree Lighting event in Solana Beach The City of Solana Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event at Fletcher Cove Park on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Fletcher Cove Park is located at 111 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach. Santa by the Sea in Del Mar, Dec. 4 On Sunday, Dec. 4 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. enjoy the annual Santa by the Sea. The West corner of Camino Del Mar, and 15th Street will be the locations for the day’s festivities, including taking your own personal holiday pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Seasonal tunes will

be performed by the Original Dickens Carolers. Bring packaged gifts to benefit the children of the Ronal McDonald House, sponsored by L’Auberge Del Mar. For more information visit Del Mar Plaza Holiday Market A Holiday Market will be held at the Del Mar Plaza featuring more than 20 unique holiday boutiques Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the plaza level at the Del Mar Plaza. Entertainment will be provided by The Mar Dels from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The Del Mar Plaza is located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014. Kids can make Handmade Holiday Ornaments Kids are invited to make handmade holiday ornaments on Dec. 3, from 1-3 p.m. at the Del Mar Farmers Market (Upper Shores Park, 225 9th Street, Del Mar). Supplies will be provided. RSVP to with the number of kids. The Del Mar Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Visit

Expert to discuss ‘Biocultural Perspectives on Aging’ A free lecture titled “Biocultural Perspectives on Aging” by Dr. Lynne Miller, professor of anthropology at MiraCosta College, will be held Friday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, 92007, Room 201. Miller will analyze cultural practices from around the world that show how one’s behavior can impact one’s biology and “thus change the very nature of the aging process.” For more information:

North Coast Symphony Orchestra concert The North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, will perform “Dashing through the Snow” on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, at corner of Encinitas Blvd and Balour Drive. The concert features special holiday selections including “Tintinabulations,” “A Christmas Festival,”

“The Bells of Cristmas,” “Fantasia on Greensleeves” and much more. Tables will be available for picnicking. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information visit

Bing Crosby Season goes out with a bang The Del Mar Racetrack’s Bing Crosby Season is coming to a close, but the fun isn’t over quite yet. On Saturday, Dec. 3, all guests with receive a free fleece blanket with racetrack admission. For early risers, Daybreak at Del Mar begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday as well. Top off your weekend with Free and Fun Sundays and Taste of the Turf Club on Sunday, Dec. 4. For more information on these events, call 858-755-1141 or visit The Bing Crosby Season runs until Dec. 4, racing Thursday – Sunday with post time for the first race at 12:30 p.m.

Events at Del Mar Fairgrounds Below are some of the upcoming events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.(For more events and information, visit STEAM Maker Festival: Dec. 3 A hands-on, family-based educational festival built around the goals of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education. The festival allows kids to explore and learn about how STEAM education is necessary in the modern workforce. Visit KSON’s 3rd Annual CountryFest Christmas: Dec. 10 At the Del Mar Arena, with Trace Adkins, LoCash, Trent Harmon (winner of American Idol) and Granger Smith. Tickets start at $20; there are general admission seats and upfront Seated Pit tickets available. (Seated Pit tickets available online or by phone only.) Tickets on sale now online and at Boot Barn locations in Kearny Mesa, Oceanside and El Cajon. More information: Reindeer Games by Proving Grounds Competitions Dec. 10 The largest local competition of functional fitness in Southern California. Produced by Proving Grounds Competitions, a local San Diego business, their mission is to create

exciting events that celebrate health, fitness, and community. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 10. More information:

Events at Del Mar Horsepark (Located 1.5 east of the Fairgrounds, at El Camino Real and Via de la Valle.) Jingle Bell Saddlebred Horse Show, Dec. 1 - 4 Featuring American Saddlebreds, Morgans & Hackney Ponies. Also Featuring Baroque Horses, Saddle Seat Equitation, Academy and English Pleasure Divisions. Visit Del Mar Horsepark County 8 Horse Show, Dec. 9 - 11 An award-winning circuit of horse shows catering to the San Diego Hunter/Jumper, and All-Breed communities. Visit (858) 794-1171

Coastal Artists exhibit opens Dec. 1 Çoastal Artists will exhibit artworks at La Vida Del Mar community from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, titled “Winter ÅrtWhirl’16.” Å reception for the artists will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., with refreshments and music. The exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. La Vida Del Mar is located at 850 Del Mar Downs Road, Solana, Beach, 92075, two blocks east of the Coast Road and half a block north of Via de la Valle. For more information, visit and, or call the Program Department at 858-755-1224.

NC Rep Theatre School to present ‘A Christmas Carol’ A Christmas Carol comes to the Theatre School @ North Coast Repertory Theatre as a fundraiser for The Theatre School. Directed by Benjamin Cole, this production will be a largely festive, musical event with a cast of one adult and 40 student actors. A Christmas Carol opens Dec. 2. Performance schedule: Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.. North Coast Repertory Theater is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe SEE EVENTS, B9


EVENT BRIEFS (CONTINUED) FROM EVENTS, B8 Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under. To purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit

Arm knit a holiday gift Learn to arm knit a scarf with the Del Mar Library Knitting Circle on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 12 p.m. This basic style of knitting is fun and perfect for beginners, since it doesn’t require needles or hooks. Supplies will be provided. The Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar. For more information, call the library at (858) 755-1666.

Meditation expert to speak at DM Library Del Mar Library will host the presentation Meditation: a Path to Radical Happiness on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Speaker Andrew Vidich, PhD, an author, educator, and international speaker will discuss meditation’s beneficial effects on the brain, including increased happiness and calming. Meditation strengthens your mindfulness which in turn enhances all aspects of your life. Vidich has meditated for over 40 years. The Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar. For more information, call the library at (858) 755-1666. For information about San Diego County Library and other events, visit

SB Civic and Historical Society Holiday Luncheon The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society invites all to its Annual Holiday Luncheon. It will be held at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Friday, Dec. 9. There will be a Craft Boutique at noon and the luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. The price is $30 per person. Checks can be made out to SBC&HS and should be mailed to Box 504 Solana Beach, California, 92075. Please indicate whether you would like Herb Roasted Chateau of Sirloin, Grilled Pacific Salmon, or Wild Mushroom Ravioli. A gluten-free dessert will be available on request.

Adult Coloring at Del Mar Library begins Dec.10 Del Mar Library will host a free monthly Adult Coloring group beginning Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – noon. A second December meeting is scheduled for Dec. 17 at the same time. Come and be creative with local Debbie Friedkin in this new adult coloring group for ages 18 and older. Coloring is a great way to spend time getting to know others. It has also been known to be therapeutic and relaxing. Says Friedkin, “I am very passionate about coloring and can’t wait to share this passion with others.” Bring your own adult coloring books, markers, colored pencils, or use provided supplies to get you started. To register, please contact the Del Mar Library at (858) 755-1666. The Del Mar Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar.

Santa Claus is coming to SB Library Yes, jolly Santa is arriving at the Solana Beach Library Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., to make his favorite stop on the holiday tour. Coming with Santa is Elf Jingles who is an expert at face painting and making balloon animals. The library’s service-dog friends are coming to watch all the fun, hoping to have a story read to them. There will be refreshments, a gift for each child, and music to make it all so merry! The party location is the library, 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach.

Bluegrass band MohaviSoul performs at Del Mar Library San Diego County bluegrass band MohaviSoul will perform a free concert at Del Mar Library on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:15 p.m. MohaviSoul plays contemporary bluegrass and Americana music with a contemporary bluegrass slant. The Del Mar Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar.





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Breeders' Cup Festival seeks sponsors, artists for Del Mar project The Breeders’ Cup, the World Championships of horse racing, is headed to Del Mar next November. Along with its world-class racing comes a week-long festival produced by the Breeders’ Cup Host Committee that will excite and entertain the San Diego community with all things horse. Thirteen races will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, 2017 with $28 million in purses along with awards and prestige of the highest order. Approximately 100,000 fans are expected to take in thoroughbred racing’s version of the Super Bowl and the Olympics all rolled into one at the seaside course, along with millions more watching on the NBC networks. The Breeders’ Cup Host Committee, made up of local individuals and organizations, including the San Diego Sports Alliance, is planning more than two dozen special community events leading up to the big days

of racing, but ahead of them comes a unique opportunity to be involved with a long-lasting remembrance of the world’s best horses leaving their indelible mark on Del Mar history. The Art of the Horse will feature full-sized fiberglass horse sculptures painted and decorated by local artists, then distributed and placed in highly visible locations throughout the greater San Diego area. The life-sized, artistic sculptures are reproductions of the Torrie Horse used on the Breeders’ Cup trophies. The original Torrie Horse sculpture dates back to the Renaissance and is a symbol of beauty and grace. The horses will tell all that the Breeders’ Cup is coming in their singular and colorful style. At least 20 horses will be shown with more anticipated. The painted and decorated horses will be part of a signature dinner and auction prior to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. SEE FESTIVAL, B14

Del Mar Foundation hosts ‘Ugly Sweater Meet & Greet and Parents Night Out’ The Del Mar Foundation cordially invites you to an Ugly Sweater Party on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6 - 9 p.m. at Pacifica Del Mar. The event will include a no-host bar with Happy Hour pricing so you can eat, drink and be merry! Now dash away all to buy the tackiest sweater you can find! You have mocked them at stores and may have even cringed at the sight. Now's your chance to

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NC Rep to present ‘The Wedding Cake’ by The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin North Coast Repertory Theatre’s New Works Reading Series presents the reading of The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin’s new play The Wedding Cake, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Wedding Cake “is about the tension between religious liberty and discrimination and the sacrifices made by those who stand for or against either,” says Sarokin. In this play, two couples, quarrel over an incident, which, at first, seems to be trivial. Tension soon develops into a bitter dispute with each couple; both suffering consequences they never envisioned, over something they thought so small. Longtime Artistic Director at North Coast Rep, David Ellenstein, speaks highly of Sarokin’s works: “His plays are usually short, gripping and about hot-button issues without any sugar-coating,” Ellenstein said. “They’re open to audience interpretation instead of preaching a point, and they’re very immediate and accessible.” This play is sure to engender

strong feelings and raise great discussion at the talkback after the reading. Judge H. Lee Sarokin is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. After a 25-year career as a trial lawyer, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court by President Jimmy Carter and elevated to the U.S. Court of Appeals by President Bill Clinton. Throughout his judicial career he has championed civil rights. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, tutors at Casa de Amistad, served five years as Distinguished Jurist in Residence at USD Law School and plays drums with jazz groups. He now resides with his wife Margie in La Jolla. This is a free reading, on stage for one-night only. After the reading there will be a Talkback with the Sarokin, director Jay Mower and cast. For more information, please call 858-481-1055 or visit North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075.

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Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? True confessions from Santa’s eight reindeer come to North Coast Repertory Theatre in the reading of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode on Dec. 16-17 at 10 p.m. Directed by Christopher Williams, this “Arrestingly funny,” staged reading will be a daring new way to celebrate the holiday season! In this dark comedy, eight reindeer will dish about the “real” Santa, causing quite the scandal to erupt at the North Pole. All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves, about Rudolph’s little secret, about Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and, believe us, they do not hold back! Warning! This show has foul-mouthed reindeer and very inappropriate adult humor! Definitely no kids or anyone who does not wish to see the dark side of Santa and the North Pole! Recommended for mature audiences only – Rated R for adult language. The New York Times calls it “Wickedly Topical!” The cast includes: Andy Barnicle (Dasher), Phil Johnson (Cupid), Omri Schein (Hollywood), Cashae Monya (Blitzen), Richard Baird (Comet), Sarah Errington


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Oggi’s celebrates 25 years of pizza, beer, sports, community BY KAREN BILLING Twenty-five years ago, Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse Pizza got its start in Carmel Valley. Since then, the Hadjis’ family pizzeria has now grown to include 15 restaurants, including the newest in Barstow and one in Glendale, Arizona. They are the official pizza of the San Diego Chargers and on Sundays, the Carmel Valley location now owned by franchisees Ryan and Janis Deady becomes a Charger watch party complete with giveaways. Over Thanksgiving weekend, Oggi’s transformed to “Little Columbus” as it serves as the official game watching location for Ohio State alumni, even hosting San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, noted Ohio sports fan and Ohio State alumni, for the Buckeyes’ exciting win over Michigan. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, Oggi’s has selected 25 charities to donate to throughout the month of December. Charities include San Diego Veterans for Peace, San Diego Center for Children, Miracle Babies, Paul’s Senior Center and Home of Guiding Hands. “We feel so fortunate as a family to have this restaurant chain and

to have it grow to where it is today and to have the ability to raise money and give back,” said Estella Ferrera, Oggi’s vice president. Oggi’s was founded by Ferrara’s father, George Hadjis, and his brother, John, in August of 1991. They were two guys looking to start something different after more than 20 combined years working in the technology industry. While they had no restaurant business experience, they settled on developing a high-end pizza concept. The San Clemente residents looked everywhere for the perfect location and picked Carmel Valley as they believed the neighborhood had the most potential for growth. “We opened in 1991, which was during a major recession,” said Ferrara of the restaurant, which was originally named Stuft Pizza. “It was hard. We’re a Greek family and being that means we don’t give up. Our family stuck together and we just worked so hard and made sure we got through it. It took years, but we did.” Ferrera said her father and uncle had a lot of fun with the Carmel Valley restaurant in those early days, just trying to get the word out. They did silly things like pretending to be customers and walking out into Carmel Country

Plaza proclaiming that the pizza they just ate was the best they’d ever had. When then-President Bill Clinton came to visit Coronado in the early 1990s, they loaded their four delivery trucks, which at the time had a giant light-up telephone on top, and drove the fleet to Coronado to “feed the president,” ending up on the local news. Ferrera was a teenager when the family opened up Oggi’s in Carmel Valley and helped out with her younger brother and older cousin, working in the back or at the cash register. She went off to college and eventually came back to work for the family business 15 years ago. The key to Oggi’s success has been its constant evolution, which began in 1995, just a few years after it opened. “We decided to gut the center of our restaurant and air-lift in a micro-brewery,” Ferrera said, which people thought was a little crazy at the time , given that the restaurants were only about 3,200 square feet — but they were set on differentiating themselves. Oggi’s was essentially one of the pioneers of the craft-beer movement in San Diego, starting to brew its California Gold blonde SEE OGGI’S, B14


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Proceeds raised through the auction and Art of the Horse sponsorships both will be donated to a series of local charitable organizations and used to help fund the various community events leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup Host Committee is putting out a “Call to Artists” to enter their names in the running for the right to

FROM OGGI’S, B13 and Duck Dive hefeweizen. The next step was guiding the restaurant into more of a sports theme, adding multiple TVs for game-watching and partnering with local sports radio stations. Their second location opened in Carmel Mountain Ranch, followed by Encinitas. In 2001, they hosted a contest on TV and radio to rename the pizzeria and brewery. Of all the names they collected, Oggi’s clicked — the Italian word for “today” went along with the freshness of the high- quality food, beer and sports they served up. With seven locations open at the time, Oggie’s partnered with the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres in 2003 and Oggie’s pizza was served exclusively in their stadiums — it was a huge, exciting step for the small chain, Ferrara said. Over the last 14 years, Oggi’s

paint/decorate a horse. Artists will receive an honorarium for their work and gain extensive exposure in print, on the web and at all of the fundraising events. Additionally, a horse map will be developed showing the location of the horses to the public that allows for more artist recognition. Interested artists should contact Bing Bush, Jr., the executive director of the Breeders’ Cup Host Committee, at

has served as the official pizza for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Anaheim Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes and the exclusive pizza of Angels Stadium. In 2016, they remain the official pizza of the Chargers and the Angels. Oggi’s began its partnership with Charger running back LaDainian Tomlinson shortly after he was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2006. While there was a break when he moved onto the New York Jets, for the last two years, LT has served as Oggi’s corporate spokesperson. “Our partnership with LaDainian is special,” Ferrara said. “We work together to raise money for our communities because he believes in giving back as much as we do.” Oggi’s has participated in several events that raise funds for Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation and last year Oggi’s also came up with a seasonal beer in LT’s name. Tomlinson 21

The committee also seeks sponsors, merchants and local community groups that would be interested in being part of the Torrie Horse art project. Artist submissions and the sale of sponsorships likely will close on or before Dec.31, 2016. For more information, visit

Session IPA, an easy drinking IPA with a decreased alcohol level and lighter taste, is now offered year-round with a portion of every beer sold going to LT’s foundation. Every 10 years, Oggi’s goes through a complete re-modernization of its concept, updating both the look and the menu. The Carmel Valley location, which has expanded its patio over the last few years, will soon be getting new flooring, paint and other upgrades. The last evolution five years ago was an adjustment to the name, Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company. Ferrera said the name no longer felt authentic as the Mission Valley and Carmel Mountain Ranch locations were the only ones that still had breweries on site — the rest were pulled out of the restaurants to increase seating and they now have a central brewery in San Clemente.

Twenty years in, they changed the name to Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse Pizza as that is just what they are — a place for sports, beer and pizza. The ever-evolving and large menu now includes a kale chopped salad, quinoa sliders, short rib nachos and loaded pizza fries. New dessert items include “Cinnaknots”, Oggi’s handmade dough fried in the beignet style and filled with cream cheese icing, and the Black Magic Beer Float, decadent coffee ice cream floating in Oggi’s Black Magic Stout beer. “My philosophy is if you rest on your laurels, you’ll be gobbled up by the competition,” Ferrara said. “We’re constantly evolving to be better and better and better.” Oggi’s is located at 12840 Carmel Country Road, Carmel Valley, 858-481-2621. For more information visit

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Del Mar Art Center Gallery to host Holiday Season Celebration and fundraiser Dec. 3


elcoming in the holiday season, Del Mar Art Center Gallery, in the Del Mar Plaza, is hosting “Tis the Season!”, its annual Holiday Season Celebration and fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. Over 150 people filled the gallery at last year’s gala party and anxiously bid on silent auction items, helping the gallery raise funds for their community outreach program. Original art, jewelry, ceramics, fused glass art, gift certificates to local restaurants, nail salons, and gift baskets were swooped up by enthusiastic guests. “Silent Auction items go fast so arrive early, mark your bid and wait for the fun! There is no charge to attend, wine flows freely, mouthwatering refreshments tempt your palette, and a ton of holiday spirit flows through the space,” says Maidy Morhous, president of the co-op fine art gallery. Music will be provided by guitarist Mark Shatz. The gallery is located in the Plaza-top

level on the corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street in Del Mar. Underground parking will be validated. The event officially starts at 5 p.m., but auction items will be out for viewing the day before. Maidy Morhous, an internationally-known bronze sculptor speaks highly of the artists who display in the gallery. Many in Del Mar are unaware of the high caliber of artist members. From emerging to highly recognized artists exhibit their artwork at Del Mar Art Center Gallery. The gallery is a nonprofit artist cooperative working to promote local artists as well as support the young art community with annual scholarship and art supply donations. Please stop by and enjoy one of Del Mar’s hidden gems! Del Mar Plaza is located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, suite 314, Del Mar, 92014, 858-481-1678,

December events at Solana Beach Library Below are upcoming events at the Solana Beach Library, which is located at 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, 858-755-1404. •Each Friday in December at 10 a.m. events are scheduled for toddlers, preschoolers and caregivers. The first, third and fifth Fridays (Dec. 2, 16 and 30) join the fun with Miss Ashley’s Musikids, an hour of music, dancing, bubbles and giggles. The second and fourth Fridays (Dec. 9 and 23) it’s Yoga Storytime, a quiet time of creative yoga movement as Arianna tells a story. •English Conversation Cafe will begin Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. If you are an

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he jaw dropping Marine Room of La Jolla recently hosted its second annual Ocean-to-Table luncheon, a pescavore’s paradise as part of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. The Captain of the gustatory expedition, Chef Bernard Guillas with first mate Chef Ron Oliver conceived the idea to launch a fresh format of the event to celebrate our mighty oceans with a stimulating educational component, while its previous mission was focused solely on discovering new wines and relishing food flavors. He invited a crew of sustainably-minded chefs, both local and global, to come aboard and share their passion and knowledge of oceanic stewardship. Iconic chefs and discerning foodies rubbed elbows during the sold-out reception. Guests nibbled on whimsical seafood appetizers with locally-sourced ingredients, including a crunchy brandade croquette topped with miniature pickled vegetables (Amy DiBiase, Grand Restaurant Group), succulent San Diego sea urchin accompanied by marine gems, such as red ogo seaweed, jako anchovies, and masago roe (Andrew Spurgin, Bespoke Event Styling and Menu Design), and local spiny lobster presented on a bincho black charcoal crisp with a hint of ginger blossom (Evan Cruz, Arterra). Diners were then treated to a five-course,

sit-down feast of local sea treasures and some decadent desserts, along with an enlightening commentary by the chefs as they introduced their dishes. Visiting chef from Las Vegas, Rick Moonen of RM Seafood, an intrepid trailblazer of sustainable seafood restaurants for over 13 years, cast out practical advice for consumers when buying seafood to simply ask their fishmonger three questions: 1) What is it? 2) Where is it from? 3) How was it procured (either caught or farmed)? According to Moonen the answers will give the consumer, and the fish seller, a true understanding of food, its nutritional and health profile, and an awareness of its precarious existence. “It’s hard to identify ‘sustainability,’ ” Moonen said. “But basically, it’s not to take an active role in the extinction of the species, like the over exploited and endangered Bluefin Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, North Atlantic Cod, and Atlantic Halibut. In part, it’s our love of big fish that has caused over 80 percent of certain species to be overfished.” Moonen recommends eating lower on the food chain, embracing safer (in terms of less methyl mercury and PCB concentrations) and smaller fish, especially anchovies, sardines and mackerel, also packed with heart-healthy omega-3’s. Moonen also

■ Ingredients: 1 cup white wine; 2 bay leaves; 1 teaspoon black peppercorns; 4 pounds littleneck clams; 1 tablespoon unsalted butter; 4 strips bacon, chopped; 1 tablespoon chopped garlic; 1 cup sliced leek, white part; 1 cup diced celery; 1 cup fresh corn kernels; 1 cup diced peeled Jerusalem artichokes; 1 cup vegetable stock; 1 cup cream; 1/3 cup sherry wine; Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste; 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. ■ Method: Add wine, bay leaf and black peppercorns to large pot over high heat. Cover. Bring to boil. Add clams. Cover. Cook 3 minutes. Then, rotate clams from bottom to top using slotted spoon. Cook additional 3 minutes. Using tongs, transfer clams to cookie sheet. Discard unopened clams. Strain broth through fine sieve. Set suggests downloading the Seafood Watch Program App sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium to keep current on the sustainability of various fish and seafood species. Chef Dean James Max, founder of DJM Restaurants with sustainable eateries coast-to-coast and the Caribbean advises to keep fish local to the area. “Don’t freeze or ship, and maintain a low footprint.” At his Cayman restaurant he owns fishing boats and catches snapper, wahoo, lobster and conch, never buying fish from outside sources. “That’s

aside. Remove clam meat from shell. Coarsely chop. Refrigerate clams until needed. Add butter and bacon to large saucepan over medium heat. Cook until bacon fat is rendered. Add flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add celery, leeks and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Add sherry, Jerusalem artichokes and 1 cup reserved clam broth. Bring to simmer. Add corn, stock and cream. Return to low simmer. Cover. Cook 15 minutes. Fold in clams. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into warm bowls. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serves 4. —Chef Bernard Guillas what makes it sustainable.” Back to the luncheon with such tantalizing dishes as melt-in-your mouth San Diego crab drizzled with brown butter hollandaise (Rob Ruiz, Land & Water Co.), a stew of Pacific clams and charred octopus with chestnut beans in a smoked paprika and pumpkin broth (Dean Max), a pot au feu of California White Sea Bass with horseradish cream in a savory smoked bacon broth (Rick Moonen), and local black cod with a sunchoke puree (Jason McLeod, Ironside Fish & Oyster).

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Don’t Let Thanksgiving Kick Off Holiday Overindulgence For many of us, Thanksgiving is a day to come together with family or friends around a table of the kind of comfort food and proportions we wait for all year. Feasting is often early, followed by pie, watching sports or movies, and then starting in again late in the evening for the round of leftover sandwiches. Second, third, and fourth servings of already-heaping portions are not unheard of. The truth is that, other than some indigestion and extreme circumstances of intestinal trauma, there is nothing wrong with occasional overindulgence of holiday

overeating. While gorging on gargantuan platefuls spread over several hours is not the best thing you can do for your body, overeating on one day will not harm you. Most of the food (and calories) will be gone from your system in a few days, and aside from some salt retention and swelling, you’ll be good to go with no lingering physical effects. The health problems arise, however, when people see Thanksgiving as the unofficial kickoff to holiday overindulgence. There are multiple religions and cultures that collectively celebrate nearly 30 holidays between November and mid-January. Regardless of belief or affiliation, there are work-related events and gift-exchanges and myriad sweets, food trays, candy trays, as well as cookie exchanges that start magically appearing the day after Thanksgiving. There are marathon home baking sessions. And as the weather cools, coziness is encouraged; December is nothing without images of people nestled by the fire—with food and drink abounding. But don’t get trapped into this cycle of holiday overindulgence.



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So often, the cliché is that you can justify your holiday overeating by telling yourself you’ll start fresh with a diet and exercise plan in the new year. And indeed, many gyms make a killing off these good intentions. Here are the astounding statistics: 12% of new gym memberships start in January, when attendance is up overall somewhere between 33% and 50%, the highest point being the second week of January. However, by February, a staggering 80% of the New Year’s Resolution makers has dropped off. In fact, when gyms sell memberships, the business model is that only 18% of the members are expected to use their memberships—for longer than a month. Therefore, there is only a 1-in-5 chance that you will follow through with your New Year’s Resolution to take off the holiday overindulgence weight put on. And even if you manage to take off a few pounds, the data keep revealing that most holiday weight gain does not come off, and instead accumulates each year. The truth is that one month of overindulging can sabotage your

health. It is hard to lose weight after gaining it suddenly, and it’s even harder to keep it off, especially as you age. This added weight puts strain on your vascular system. Belly fat puts pressure on your abdominal aorta, and it is harder for your veins to pump the blood back up from your feet. Other than genetics, this is the most common cause of varicose veins. The other problem is that the weight gain decreases mobility, and at this point, getting the necessary exercise has been a problem so far. Decreased mobility on top of weight gain is a recipe for vein disease, which is not served only for the holidays. So I urge you to practice moderation throughout the coming month. Keep track of the food that you’re eating, and be wary of the holiday food trays and candy exchanges. Don’t be afraid to regift the sweets you get if you’re afraid it will sabotage your health. But as for Thanksgiving? Go ahead. It’s one day. Pass the gravy.

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CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 922 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, RESCINDING PORTIONS OF TITLE 23, OF THE DEL MAR MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADOPTING NEW CHAPTERS 23.12.010, 23.12.012, 23.12.014, 23.12.16, 23.12.018, 23.12.020, 23.12.030, 23.12.032, 23.12.040, 23.12.042, 23.12.050, 23.12.060, AND 23.12.070 REGARDING 2016 CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE, WHICH IS BASED ON, THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, 2015 EDITION; UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE, 2015 EDITION; UNIFORM MECHANICAL CODE, 2015 EDITION; NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, 2014 EDITION; AND INCLUDES THE 2016 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE; 2016 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE AND THE 2016 CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING CODE. The above referenced ordinance was adopted by a unanimous vote of the Del Mar City Council on November 21, 2016. A full copy of the ordinance may be reviewed in the Administrative Services Department. Date: November 23, 2016 Ashley Jones, Administrative Services Director ORDAD 922. DM 1698. 12/1/16.

CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 920 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 23.08 RELATED TO CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION PROGRAMS BY REVISING SECTIONS 23.08.065, 23.08.066, 23.08.067, 23.08.068 AND BY ADDING SECTION 23.08.069. The above referenced ordinance was adopted by a unanimous vote of the Del Mar City Council on November 21, 2016. A full copy of the ordinance may be reviewed in the Administrative Services Department. Date: November 23, 2016 Ashley Jones Administrative Services Director ORDAD 920. DM1696. 12/1/16.

City of Del Mar Design Review Board Agenda Del Mar (Temporary) Council Chambers, 2010 Jimmy Durante Boulevard ,Suite #100, Start Time: 6:00PM, Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF MINUTES, UPDATE, HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA, DESIGN REVIEW BOARD/STAFF DISCUSSION (NonApplication Items); DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items), CONSENT CALENDAR, MODIFICATION REQUEST(S): ITEM 1 MOD16-003 APN: 299-192-19 Location: 1993 Zapo Owner: Bernadette Anderson Zone:

R1-10 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean Crutchfield, Associate Planner Description: A request for Design Review Permit to install two chimneys on an existing single-family residence. CONTINUED APPLICATION(S): ITEM 2 DRB16-013 CDP16-008 LC16-007 APN: 299-193-03 Location: 1970 Zapo Street Agent: Edinger Architects, Kevin Mullinax and Pat Edinger Owner: Jeff Wagner, Excel Properties Zone: R1-10 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Shaun McMahon, Management Analyst Description: A request for Design Review, Coastal Development, and Land Conservation Permits to demolish an existing single-family residence and construct a new (replacement) single-family residence over a two-car garage and fully exempt basement. The proposal also includes grading (LC16-007), new HVAC equipment, exterior lighting, a vehicle gate, outdoor kitchen area and other associated hardscape improvements. ITEM 3 DRB16-028 APN: 300-321-01 Location: 516-522 Stratford Court Applicant/Owner: 516 Stratford Court, L.P. Applicant Agent: Jim McMenamin, Zephyr Partners Zone: RM-South Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Coastal Development, and Land Conservation Permits to demolish three existing residential buildings containing five dwelling units and construct two new [detached] single-family residences over basements with associated grading, landscape, hardscape and site improvements.*This project is located within the Coastal Commission’s Appeal Jurisdiction. ITEM 4 DRB-024 CDP16-005 LC16015 APN: 300-030-26 Location: 539 15th Street Applicant/Owner: Matthew Haydinger Applicant Agent: The Paul Company, LLC Zone: R-10 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Coastal Development, and Land Conservation Permits to demolish a one-story, single-family residence and construct a new (replacement) onestory, single-family residence over basement with a new pool/spa and associated grading, landscaping and site improvements. NEW APPLICATION(S): ITEM 5 DRB16-023

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City of Del Mar Planning Commission Agenda Del Mar (Temporary) City Hall 2010 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Suite # 100, Del Mar, California, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE PLANNING COMMISSION/ STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items) HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA (Oral Communications) DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR NEW APPLICATION(S): None. ADJOURNMENT


APN: 300-272-17 Location: 728 Crest Road Owner: Berth and Robert Leone Zone: R1-10 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean Crutchfield, Associate Planner Description: A request for Design Review to remodel an existing one-story, single family residence to include a 459 sq.ft. addition with minor landscape modification. ITEM 6 DRB16-032 FDP16-004 APN: 299-091-11 Location: 244 24th Street Owner: Mike & Mary Aschieris Zone: RM-East Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Breann Guzman, Assistant Planner Description: A request for Design Review to construct a new 249 square-foot addition and covered patio at a site located within the Floodplain Overlay Zone containing an existing single-family residence. ADJOURNMENT drb2016.12.14. DM1701. 12/1/16.

CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 30.84 OF THE DEL MAR MUNICIPAL CODE (SIGNAGE) TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH STATUTORY PROVISIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF SIGNAGE CONTENT AND PROVIDE CODE LANGUAGE CLARIFICATIONS. The above referenced ordinance was introduced by action of the City Council on November 21, 2016 by a unanimous vote of Council Members. Adoption of the above listed ordinance will be considered on December 5, 2016. Date: November 23, 2016 Ashley Jones Administrative Services Director OrdNtro227. DM1700. 12/1/16.

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FROM SHOW, B2 said Raye, a mother of four. Raye and her six brothers and sisters were raised on a farm in Wisconsin, where she still resides today. Coming from a musically-gifted family, Raye started her music career by singing in her older brother’s band when she was 15 years old. She went on to study music in college and later met her late ex-husband Steve Grimm, another performer. For 18 years, the pair performed across the country with their night club show band called "The Steve Grimm and Colleen Raye Show.” Since 2006, Raye has created and produced a series of “Girl Singers” shows, including “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade.” The Girl Singers first took the stage at North Coast Rep last summer with the show, which features classics from Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Doris Day and more. “The audience responded very well,” Raye said. ‘Now, we’re back for three weeks.” The Girl Singers, now a three-member lineup, consists of Raye, Jennifer Grimm and Sophie Grimm. Jennifer has been in the music business for more than 35 years, working as a solo artist and composer. She previously co-starred in North Coast Rep’s “Words by Ira Gershwin,” a musical directed by Artistic Director David Ellenstein. Sophie is an actress and singer based in Chicago. The Girl Singers will be joined by Raye’s husband, pianist Dominic Tarullo; Raye’s son, drummer and vocalist Redd Grimm; and Jennifer’s fiancé, guitarist Joe Cruz. “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show” brings to life popular holiday songs of the ’50s, including “Santa Baby” made famous by Eartha Kitt and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee. The show also includes a number of Christmas classics, music of Hanukkah and a melody from Disney’s film “Frozen.” “The audience can expect to be totally entertained,” Raye said. “There will be power-packed vocals with a sense of humor and family blend.” “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show” runs at various times and dates from Dec. 6-24. Tickets are $42 for general admission and $37 for subscribers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 858-481-1055 or visit



Fairmont Grand Del Mar hosts Annual Holiday Open House


he Fairmont Grand Del Mar held its 10th Annual Holiday Open House and Trees of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 27. The event included the lighting of The Grand’s 18-foot Noble fir tree, a special performance of The Nutcracker Ballet, music, pictures with Santa, holiday shopping and more. The special night will benefit San Diego’s oldest children’s charity, The San Diego Center for Children. Online:

James Gevarges, Gary Bellowe, Mike Wiener, Nhila Kliber, Charlie Abdi, Charlize Abdi, Aria


Jamie Peller, Aidan Peller, Braydon Butler, Finn Butler, Colton Ulrich

The Desantis Family visits with Santa Claus

Allison and Eric Caballero

Vee and Tom Tabor, Lindsey Harris

Carolers provided musical entertainment at the tree lighting

Taylor Balogh, Gordon Clark

Paige and Tanya Middleton


Kate, Julia, and Ashley Chammas

Scripps Ballet Theatre and Scripps Performing Arts Academy dancers performed in The Nutcracker at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Above: Dancers Emma Pascual and Jordan London. Jordan is a Del Mar resident and student at CCA.

Sophia, Karen and Carmen Benito, Kyndra and Charlotte Leach


Agent Ann Kim joins Coastal Premier Properties


oastal Premier Properties is proud to welcome agent Ann Kim. Her vast experience in sales and marketing, along with her Economics degree, gives her the expertise needed to guide her clients to make the best real estate decisions for themselves and their families. “Ann is an intelligent and courteous woman who always puts her clients first. She exudes professionalism and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure complete client satisfaction,” co-owner Susan Meyers-Pyke explains. For more about Ann and Coastal Premier Properties, visit

Ann Kim

‘Spend the Night with Billy Crystal’ show coming to San Diego Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal announced his upcoming 30-plus city U.S. tour Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, which will make a stop at the Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego on Feb. 16. Coming off the heels of his recent critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. “This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” said Crystal. “It’s loose, unpredictable and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.”


A stand-up comic turned television star, Crystal found fame as a movie funnyman with starring roles in blockbusters such as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers and Analyze This. He was much loved as the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards, an achievement topped only by Bob Hope, who hosted the Oscars 19 times. Also an award-winning author, Crystal’s latest memoir, Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?, was an instant New York Times bestseller. Tickets available at To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000 or (805) 963-4408. Connect with Billy Crystal on his official Twitter –

Hayden Ranch Vista


$799,000 4BD / 2.5BA

3459 Pontiac Drive Ryan Judson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sun 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 760-809-4723

$1,395,000 5BD / 6BA

2330 Kyanite Place Debi Holder, Willis Allen Real Estate

$890,000 3BD / 3BA

12665 Futura St. Kerry Shine, Berkshire Hathaway

$949,000 4BD / 4.5BA

7030 Via Agave Dan Conway, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858 243-5278

$949,000 4BD / 3BA

7056 Selena Way Dan Conway, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858 243-5278

$955,000 4BD / 3BA

13985 Centella Way Dan Conway, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858 243-5278

$1,475,000 4BD / 3BA

5392 Foxhound Way Amy Green, Coastal Premier/Hosts: Kevin & Diane Cummins

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-755-HOME

$3,150,000 6BD / 7.5BA

5511 Meadows Del Mar Marc & Craig Lotzof, Pacific Sotheby’s/Host: Marc Lotzof

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 619-994-7653

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-754-7348


Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-382-5496

$3,395,000-$3,695,000 6910 The Preserve Way 6BD / 8BA Jana Greene, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 619-708-4756

$7,495,000 6BD / 6.5BA

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-449-2027

4920 Rancho Del Mar Trail Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

DEL MAR $1,049,000 3BD / 2.5BA

1053 Clipper Court Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Helen Nusinow, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 858-414-3096

$1,159,000 3BD / 2BA

14074 Mango Drive Csilla Crouch, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-6793

$1,290,000-$1,379,000 3417 Caminito Santa Fe Downs Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 5BD / 4.5BA Greg Phillips, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 858-999-6000 $2,495,000 2BD / 2BA

345 14th Street Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jennifer Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate 858-524-3077

$3,995,000 4BD / 3.5BA

209 Torrey Pines Terrace Jean Logan, Berkshire Hathaway

$1,489,000 4BD / 4.5BA

1408 Lauren Court Sat 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Danielle Short, Coldwell Banker/Host: E. Bustilos (Sat), K. Kerr (Sun) 619-708-1500

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-442-0499



Open House Sunday 11am to 3 pm 1801 Hayden Ranch Road, Vista • Large detached single family homes with up to 3713 SF • 4 Bedrooms/3.5 Baths and 5 Bedrooms/4Baths with fireplaces • Executive homes with designer selected features • Minimum of 1/2 acre lots • Great rooms perfect for spending time with the family • Spectacular views atop the rolling hills of Vista • Enjoy outdoor living all year round with the beaches of Oceanside a short drive away • Priced from the mid $700,000’s • Join Our Interest List at

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$1,250,000 3BD / 3BA

8172 Santaluz Village Green North Eileen Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-9851

$2,444,000 5BD / 6BA

8238 Run Of The Knolls Eileen Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-9851

$2,975,000 4BD / 4.5BA

7052 La Palma Sun 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. K. Ann Brizolis & Associates,Pacific Sotheby’s/Host: Bree Bornstein 858-405-2003

$2,995,000 3BD / 3.5BA

17620 La Bajada Caren Kelley, Equestrian Real Estate/Host: Erin Figi

$3,999,000 4BD / 4.5BA

5546 San Elijo Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, Pacific Sotheby’s/Host: Lisa Schoelen

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-775-6511

$4,100,000 5BD / 6.5BA

7033 Las Colinas Heather Manion, Willis Allen R.E./Host: Holly Manion

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-354-6606

$4,100,000 8BD / 7.5BA

17615 Via de Fortuna Cecilia G Zavala, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-699-6646

$7,495,000 6BD / 6.5BA

4920 Rancho Del Mar Trail Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-449-2027

$12,850,000 6BD / 10BA

6605 La Valle Plateada K. Ann Brizolis, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sat 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 858-350-1018/858-922-9569

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-756-4382

For the most up-to-date list of open houses, mapped locations, and premium listings with photos, visit

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