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Residential Customer Del Mar CA, 92014 ECRWSS

Volume XVII, Issue 44

Dec 5, 2013 Published Weekly

‘Light Up A Life’ fundraiser held in Del Mar

■ Local resident leads cancer research at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. See page 4

The San Diego Center for Children (SDCC) and Il Fornaio Del Mar partnered to host “Light Up A Life” toy drive and cocktail reception on Dec. 2 at Il Fornaio Del Mar. Workers with SDCC are collecting letters to Santa from local at-risk children who would never have the opportunity to receive a gift they asked for, or a gift at all. The fundraiser then goes to purchasing these gifts the children have requested. Il Fornaio hosted the toy drive/fundraiser as a complement to a donation and 100 percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the children served by the San Diego Center for Children. (Above) Greg Helton, Matthew Galli, Walter Scotto, Dominic Viegaro, Tanya Coffey, Lindsey Bittman, Claire Yeomans, Heather Tidwell, Ted Laymon. See pages B20 and B21 for more. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

■ Accomplished attorney receives recognition for providing justice to victims of crime. See page 5.

■ TPHS runner wins State Cross Country Championship. See page 16.


Del Mar needs a new City Hall, residents say at workshop BY KRISTINA HOUCK Although there were mixed opinions on project details, residents who attended a community workshop Dec. 2 agreed that Del Mar needs a new City Hall. City officials hosted the workshop to gather input from citizens on how to replace Del Mar’s current facilities at 1050 Camino Del Mar. It was never the city’s plan to remain in the former schoolhouse permanently after moving there in 1975, city officials noted. Due to seismic instability, much of the current 9,256-square-foot building is now used as storage space. To share their thoughts on the project, more than 50 people filled the Del Mar Communications Center, the 1980s TV studio across the parking lot where City Council meetings are held. “It feels like this space is a little too intimate for Del Mar,” said 19-year Del Mar resident Drew Cady. “I don’t know whether we’ve outgrown it or just become more politically active. Clearly, we’re a full house tonight.” Community members gathered at six tables where city staff helped facilitate discussion about what amenities a new civic center should offer, where offices should be located and how the project should be financed. Council members visited each table to hear ideas. Residents who attended the meeting agreed a new City Hall should be constructed in the same location as the current facility rather than the city’s public works yard at 2240 Jimmy Durante Blvd., or privately-owned properties in downtown Del Mar or the north commercial district. Nearly all attendees agreed the city should not build new offices at the Shores property. See WORKSHOP, Page 6

Mayoral candidates share views at forum

Speakers inspire students at TEDxYouth@San Diego event

BY ELIZABETH MARIE HINCHAK Mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer shared similar priorities of improving infrastructure, police and fire protection, libraries, parks and other quality of life issues when speaking in Rancho Bernardo on Dec. 3. “On day one I will make sure the budget reflects the values of all communities, focusing on the basics,” Alvarez said. “It’s simple. Provide services to keep you safe, have a better quality of life, police and fire protection, open space and parks. “I will start by focusing on a budget that reflects those, so valuable dollars are used in the community,” Alvarez said. “I will present a balanced budget that reflects the values of all of us, that is open and transparent.” “I will make sure to restart programs that have been stopped,” Faulconer said about his initial goals if elected. “With competition for city services we just scratched the surface when Bob Filner stopped it. It does not matter who wins (contracts) because we win as San Diegans.” Faulconer pledged to shrink the city’s shortfall of 130 police officers by addressing recruitment and retention to improve neighborhood safety since “you deserve to feel

BY DIANE WELCH “UNLIMITED” was the message and the theme shared with more than 400 students from schools around the county who convened at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Nov. 24 for this year’s TEDxYouth@San Diego, an independently organized TED event. The theme for this inspirational day came from Grant Korgan, who spoke about his journey from being an athlete with a spinal injury — who was told he would never walk again — to a motivational force. Through positivity and choosing not to limit his thoughts, Korgan was able to walk onto the stage of CCA’s proscenium theater.

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Two local students arrested for possession of marijuana

New Community Resource Officer named for SDPD Northwestern Division

BY KRISTINA HOUCK With the help of a concerned neighbor, two Cathedral Catholic High School students were arrested for possession of marijuana Dec. 2, just blocks away from their school. A woman saw smoke coming out of a car stopped across the street and then witnessed two suspects throw an object in the bushes in front of her neighbor’s house. After she discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the woman called police, said San Diego Police Department Lt. Stephanie Rose. A detective set up surveillance in the woman’s driveway, Rose said. A car returned to the scene shortly after noon. Cathedral Catholic had closed early because it was one of several local schools that attended three CIF Championship games at Qualcomm Stadium. “Two boys dropped it off in the morning, but four boys came back,” Rose said. “Two of them were the ones that dropped it off in the morning.” The 15- and 16-year-old Cathedral Catholic students were arrested for possession of marijuana at 12:45 p.m. at 5500 Porter Creek Road. All four boys were released to their parents, Rose said. Like the concerned neighbor, Rose encouraged community members to contact police if they witness suspicious activity. However, she warned witnesses to not touch evidence. “If you see something, give us a call,” Rose said. “I wouldn’t look at it or open it. We wear gloves for a reason because you never know what something is. If you touch it, it might ruin the evidence.”

BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Valley’s Northwestern Division of the San Diego Police Department has a new community resource officer, Tracey Williams. Williams replaces Natalie Hone, who has been promoted to detective and has been re-assigned to Eastern Division. “I have enjoyed getting to know each of you and want to thank you all for your patience and hospitality during my time as your CRO,” Hone wrote in a letter to the community. Hone said she trained Williams on his new CRO duties, such as the monthly e-mail blast to residents on crime/arrest data, posting updates on Nextdoor and Facebook, and all of the monthly meetings he is to attend. Together they attended Williams’ first community planning group meeting, the recent Torrey Hills Community Planning Group. “He is a wonderful and light-hearted officer who has been with the department for many years and is a wealth of information and resources,” Hone said. Williams has nearly 18 years with the San Diego Police Department under his

Sheriff’s deputies make numerous arrests in Holiday Watch sweep Sheriff’s deputies arrested 22 people on suspicion of various drug- and alcohol-related offenses during a sweep in Encinitas, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Deputies and officers from the state Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control conducted the sweep between 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Nov. 27, and 3 a.m. Thursday morning, Nov. 28. Deputies say they arrested 22 people on suspicion of offenses, including public intoxication, underage possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana, an open alcohol container in public or a controlled substance. The sweep was part of the sheriff’s department’s Holiday Watch program that got underway this week.

Local businesses robbed at gun point

On Nov. 30, around 8 p.m., two separate employees at Flower Hill Promenade businesses were robbed at gun point, according to the San Diego Police Department Northwestern Division. On Dec. 2 a business across the street from Flower Promenade was robbed at gun point. The suspects had similar descriptions, according to police. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5’10”- 6’, normal build. Police advise people to be alert when walking to and from vehicles. If possible, use the buddy system.

Officer Tracey Williams belt, coming to Carmel Valley a year ago after working over 17 years in the Western Division. He decided he wanted to become a police officer after getting “hooked” doing a ridealong with his brother, who is now a sergeant in the homicide department. Williams said it’s a lot quieter here than Western Division, where he spent the bulk of his time on patrol in the North Park area. Williams said he loves being on patrol. “When you’re on patrol you kind of get into a routine and tend to do the same thing every day,” Williams said of his North Park routine of heading to the local 7-11. He liked to check in at the store every day, greet people and just be a presence in the community to make them feel comfortable

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that someone was keeping watch. “Looking back over the years, [my favorite thing] is all of the people I’ve helped having worked in the same area for a long time,” Williams said. “Going to calls and meeting people, seeing people come to 7-11, little kids getting Slurpees and watching them grow up. Some kids, 15 to 17 years later, come back to me as adults and say ‘Hey Officer Williams, you probably don’t remember me’ and then tell me that I made a difference because they respected the way I treated their parents and neighbors.” He will still get to be on patrol a little with his new CRO gig and he has found a new 7-11 to frequent, the one on Mango Drive. He wants to be a trusted fixture in the community and welcomes people to feel comfortable to contact him with whatever issues they have. “I want to just try to help whoever needs help, that’s what this position is all about,” said Williams. “I’m a resource so whatever people need help with, that’s what I’m here for.” Williams can be reached at (858) 523-7031 or

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Supervisor Roberts seeks to reduce election costs


On the Web November photo contest ‘Best Action or Sports’ winner; December’s contest is ‘Cutest Kid Photo’

The County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, Dec. 3, and voted in support of an amendment by Supervisor Dave Roberts to allow general law cities such as Solana Beach and Encinitas to conduct all-mail ballot special elections for initiatives. Under current state law, neither city can conduct an allmail ballot election for voter initiatives. “Based on what is afforded to them by state law, cities may still conduct an election in the manner they choose,” Roberts said. “But I want them to have this additional option available to them.” Roberts asked the board to expand a proposal that would allow Mail Ballot Special Elections for legislative and congressional seats to include general law cities because pro-

Congratulations to John Saenz for winning the November photo contest (top left) hosted by this newspaper. John submitted a photo titled “Adam Surfing Del Mar” to our “Best Action/Sports Photo” contest and will take home a prize. Second and third place were: (Left, middle) “Bennett Royce water polo” by Karen Royce and (left, bottom) “Perched on the ‘diving board’ atop Half Dome” by Kevin Cahill. Honorable mention were (center bottom) “Monster truck” by Ray Hitchcock and (bottom right) “The ball went this way” by Candice Rolfsmeyer. Thank you to all of our readers who submitted entries. Keep your cameras flashing, December’s theme is “Cutest Kid Photo.” Submit yours today DelMarTimes/net/Contests for a chance to win a prize.

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Sheriff’s Department shares holiday safety tips Help yourself and your loved ones stay safe this holiday season with the following safety tips from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department: •Shop during daylight hours if possible. •Park as close to your destination as possible. Take notice of where you parked and try to park in well-lit areas. •Lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables in the vehicles. •Shop with a group or with a partner. There is safety in numbers and they can help carry purchased items. •Do not be distracted while walking to and from your vehicle. This includes looking for keys, fumbling with packages and using cell phones while walking. •Dress casually and comfortably, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. •If possible, do not carry a purse or a wallet. If you carry a purse, use a strap that goes across the body diagonally, keep it zipped/closed and do not leave it in shopping carts See TIPS, page 7

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Carmel Valley resident leads cancer research at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute BY KRISTINA HOUCK Dr. Kristiina Vuori has always enjoyed solving problems. As president and interim CEO of SanfordBurnham Medical Research Institute, there is one problem she has tried to solve for years: cancer. “I think I really got interested in cancer as a research problem,” Vuori said. “There have been a lot of advances in the field of medicine and disease, like cardiovascular diseases, but less so in cancer. “Why is it that something starts growing in our body? We don’t really understand the process. I think to understand it is the only way we can eliminate it.” The Carmel Valley resident has devoted her career to studying tumor metastasis, the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. She has published her research on cellular-communication networks that regulate cancer-cell survival, motility and drug resistance. “In the grand scheme of things, it’s a small part in the world,” said Vuori, who grew up in Finland. “Hopefully, it will have some impact.” Vuori has always liked

science. She considered becoming an astronomer, but went to medical school somewhat by default. Both of her parents were doctors. She earned her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Oulu in Finland. After completing her internship and residency, Vuori came to Sanford-Burnham for her postdoctoral training in 1992. Initially called the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, Sanford-Burnham was established in 1976 to study cancer. Headquartered in La Jolla with a second campus in Orlando, Fla., the research institution has since expanded to study a variety of diseases. “I have almost grown with the institute,” said Vuori, who noted about 1,000 people work at the La Jolla site. “The institute has grown tremendously here on the Torrey Pines Mesa.” Vuori quickly began earning positions of leadership. She was appointed to faculty in 1996 and selected as a PEW Scholar in the biomedical sciences in 1997. She served as co-director of Sanford-Burnham’s Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics. For 10 years, she

Dr. Kristiina Vuori with one of the drug screening robots in Sanford-Burnham’s Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics. Courtesy photo served as director of the institute’s Cancer Center, one of seven basic cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. The Cancer Center received its NCI designation in 1981. Under her direction, the Cancer Center underwent a five-year renewal project in 2010 with an “outstanding” rating and an increase in grant funding. “We not only do laboratory research and try to seek the knowledge about diseases, but we also try to take that knowledge and really transform it to therapeutics,” Vuori said. “We have a very active drug discovery program here, a center that really focuses on drug discovery. That’s unique for us, compared to other medical research institutes.” Cancer Center scientists have created two FDA-approved cancer drugs and five experimental therapies currently in clinical trials.

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“That’s the dream of every scientist at some point in time — to have their research really benefit human beings and impact human health,” Vuori said. “I hope that we can continue to do that even more in the future.” In 2008, Vuori was appointed executive vice president for scientific affairs at Sanford-Burnham. She has been president of the institute since April 2010, and became the interim CEO in January. Recently, she was named to the California Breast Cancer Research Council, the official advisory body for the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the nation’s largest state-funded cancer research effort. “It’s an opportunity to really contribute at the statewide level in an area that is extremely important and affects many, many people in the state,” said Vuori, who remains a professor in the institute’s Cancer Center and Tumor Microenvironment Program. “It’s an opportunity to paint a bigger canvas and hope that you can have a greater impact.” In addition, Vuori serves on the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and on the California Breast Cancer Research Council. She is also a board member on the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, which aims to advance stem cell research through collaborative, multi-disciplinary interactions between Sanford-Burnham, the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Scripps Research Institute, and UC San Diego. Although Vuori launched a career in cancer research because of the challenge, ultimately, she hopes through continued growth and collaboration, Sanford-Burnham will help more and more people. “Going forward, I hope that we can increasingly have impact on human health,” she said. “Our slogan is, ‘From Research, the Power to Cure.’ My hope is that we can really live up to the expectation that we have set for ourselves.” For more information about Sanford-Burnham, visit


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Accomplished attorney receives recognition for providing justice for victims of crime BY JOE TASH After graduating from law school in 1997, Dino Paraskevopoulos planned to earn an advanced degree in taxation, and had already been accepted to a master’s degree program. But before he could begin the next phase of his studies, he was hired by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, which changed his career path. Paraskevopoulos, 42, a Carmel Valley resident and the son of Greek immigrants, enjoyed the work so much that he decided to stay on. Over the past 16 years, he has tried a broad range of felony cases, from murders to robberies to child abuse and molestation. Recently, he was singled out for praise along with seven of his colleagues by the County Board of Supervisors for outstanding performance. Paraskevopulos was recognized for his work in convicting Santa Ysabel resident Patrick Pawlicki of child molestation. In a proclamation, the supervisors declared Oct. 8 as “Dino Paraskevopoulos Day.” The award was great fun for his family, friends and church, Paraskevopoulos said. “It’s an honor. But I don’t take myself too seriously.” Paraskevopoulos said his parents moved the U.S. from Greece in the late 1960s and didn’t speak English. He was born and raised in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood, and grew up speaking Greek at home, while learning English in school. He graduated from UCSD with a degree in political science, then attended California Western School of Law. Over the years, Paraskevopoulos has been assigned to a number of different units within the District Attorney’s office, including juvenile, gangs and narcotics. For the past eight years, he worked with the office’s family protection division, handling cases of domestic violence, child and elder abuse, including murders. This year, he promoted to assistant chief of the Case Issuance, Extraditions and Collaborative Courts Division. “We’re the gatekeepers for the general felonies,” deciding if charges should be filed when cases are presented by law enforcement, sent back for more investigation or rejected for prosecution, he said. Pawlicki’s case drew media attention when he fled from San Diego after being released on $1 million bail. A bounty hunter found him at a hotel in Georgia, where he had dyed his hair, mustache and eyebrows and lost some 50 pounds. He told investigators he was trying to get to Florida, where he planned to board a cargo ship bound for China, where he had business interests. Pawlicki was convicted at trial of molesting three children, including his young daughter, who suffers from Down syndrome. Pawlicki was later sentenced to 109 years to life in prison, and won’t even be eligible for parole for more than a century. Paraskevopoulos also prosecuted Patricia Corby, who drowned her 4-year-old autistic son in a bathtub, then drove his body to the Northwestern Division police station in Carmel Valley, where she turned herself in. She later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. “That was a very emotional case, that will be with me for the rest of my life, without a doubt,” Paraskevopoulos

Dino Paraskevopoulos said. The love and support of his wife, Politimy, and two young daughters has helped him maintain a positive outlook in spite of the tragic circumstances he encounters at work. “Once I come home, I put [work] away,” he said. “Our time is our time and I do my best to separate work from family time.” While he enjoys surfing and playing soccer, his children, ages 4 and 2, take up most of his free time these days — whether it’s going to the playground, the beach, or a children’s birthday party. “Raising these two kids seems to be the only time we have,” he laughed. He finds the work schedule more manageable now that he is not trying cases on a daily basis, but is also looking to new professional challenges. Paraskevopoulos said he has applied with the governor’s office for a Superior Court judgeship, an exacting and highly competitive process. “If that happens, it would be fantastic,” he said. “If not, I love my job, I feel I’m providing justice for victims of crime. “I can’t complain, things are good.”

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WORKSHOP continued from page 1 Most residents said they wanted the project to include administrative offices and a council chamber. Other priorities included community meeting rooms and public parking. Constructing a new civic center could cost about $8 million for an 11,000-square-foot building, said Del Mar City Manager Scott Huth. Buying and renovating an existing building could cost $5 million to $7 million. Leasing a building would cost about $330,000 to $430,000 per year. All attendees agreed the city should not finance the project using cash reserves and a “pay as you go” policy because it would take too long to complete. Many attendees said they would consider a public-private partnership or a bond to finance the project. Others said Del Mar should sell some city assets to partially

fund the project. Above all, attendees agreed they wanted the city to move forward with the project. “Decide now what you’re going to do rather than keep having more and more and more workshops 10, 20 years from now,” said attendee Greg Rothnem. “Decide now, so we can move the ball forward.” “We want the quickest path,” KC Vafiadis said. City staff will analyze the information gathered during the more than twohour workshop and present it to the City Council during its Dec. 9 meeting. “I’m looking forward to actually kicking this ball down the road,” said Councilwoman Sherryl Parks. “I think it’s time we move on with it,” said Councilman Al Corti. “I do think that we need to move forward, and we’ve got a consensus that would allow us to move forward,” Councilman Don Mosier said.

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TEDx continued from page 1 passion about realizing their own unlimited potential. Three presenters had close ties to CCA. Mark Raines, teacher of video film production at CCA, shared his journey of recovery from a neurological condition that left him with a marked speech impediment. The condition brought his eightyear career as a news anchor to a halt but, in turn, it helped him discover his true identity, he said. Brian Doyle, a former CCA student and founding member of the TEDxYouth@ SanDiego organizing team, used his 12 minutes to say “thank you,” and Eric Chen, a CCA senior, spoke about the importance of questions. “There is so much out there, as long as we continue being curious, and keep asking questions and looking for answers, we can change the world,” he said later. Chen invented a computer-aided approach to speed up the drug discovery process for a new flu medicine for which he became the 2013 Google Science Fair Grand Prize winner. The line-up of speakers included Shane Koyczan, talk rock performer; operations scientist Leslie Lipkaman; Brittany Wenger, a 2012 Google Science Fair Grand Prize winner for her project “Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer”; and 16-yearold Jack Andraka, who created an inexpensive paper sensor that detects pancreat-

ic and ovarian cancer. Many more spoke with passion about science, drug recovery, and entrepreneurship. Between each speaking session students rotated through several interactive exhibits —called salons — in technology, health and personal reflection. A playful ball pit encouraged students to meet someone they had never met before and start a conversation through icebreaker prompts written on beach balls. Emily Laliotis, a CCA senior who was one of a selected 44 students who collaborated in the planning and execution of the event, aided by teachers, parents and business professionals, said that she gained life and business experience in helping in the organization and plans to create a TEDx event at college. “The event really empowers the youth of San Diego,” said Madison Rhodes, who also worked behind the scenes as a performer curator to secure event speakers. “We have shared a plethora of ideas today.” Music, chorals, drumming, dance, meditation, and martial arts rounded out the day’s events and for all those who attended, the message – as told by Korgan – was clear: “You are unlimited!” TED, an acronym for Technology, Entertainment, Design, has a global reach that brings together achievers in various fields who share ideas worth spreading. To see a video of the day’s event, visit

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COSTS continued from page 3 jections are that just one special, stand-alone election costs cities the size of Encinitas or Solana Beach approximately $180,000 to $350,000. If the election were conducted by all-mail ballot, the projected cost would drop to about $80,000 to $200,000 per election, resulting in a $100,000 to $150,000 savings. “Clearly, this is a more fiscally-responsible and efficient way to conduct an election,” Roberts said. “It is a huge savings to the taxpayer. Additionally, mail ballot elections make it easier for citizens to vote.” “I’m excited that Supervisor Roberts’ advocated for the expansion of voting by mail for local city initiatives,” said Michael Vu, the County’s Registrar of Voters. “This makes eminently good sense.” As a result of Roberts’ amendment to the County of San Diego Sponsorship Proposals, 2014 Legislative Program, County representatives will work with state lawmakers to request the change. The County’s Sponsorship Proposals outline a wide-ranging list of initiatives the county will support in 2014. This includes state

legislation and county proposals on such subjects as Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, FBI Background Checks for In-Home Supportive Services for caregivers, and Beach WaterQuality Testing. For instance, Beach Water-Quality Testing would mean seeking a change in state law to allow public agencies the option to use the quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) testing method to rapidly determine beach water quality. Under this method the results would return within hours, rather than days. “Shutting down a beach can cause economic harm to our beach cities, on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, in particular,” Roberts said, “It is imperative to get results back quickly.” “The state must change regulations that hamper cost-savings to the taxpayers, and at the same time make it easier for citizens to vote,” Roberts said. “I requested this addition to the language to support giving general law cities in the county the option to carry on all-mail ballot elections for initiatives.” The recommendation passed by a 5-0 vote. — Submitted press release

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safe.” The top two candidates from the Nov. 19 primary spoke at a forum co-hosted by the Rancho Bernardo Community Council and Rancho Penasquitos Town Council in the Ed Brown Senior Center that had a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100. Voters will decide which city councilman will succeed Filner in the run-off likely set for February. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue the work I started on the council seven years ago,” said Faulconer, a Republican who represents District 2. Faulconer said if elected he would use his council experience, adding, “I have a proven ability to work well (with others), with proven results.”

“I am living the dream that (my immigrant parents) had,” said Alvarez, a Democrat who represents District 8. The first-term councilman said he represents change from those who have led the city thus far. “You can switch out the names, but they are the same characters,” he said. The event had a forum, not debate, format with audience-generated questions on topics such as the environment, the Chargers stadium, candidates’ abilities to stand up for what they believe in even if not popular, long-range vision for the city, financing for projects without redevelopment funds, wildfire prevention, water supply security and values. Alvarez said his environmental sustainability blueprint includes San Diegans purchasing energy from renewable sources, not

San Diego Gas & Electric. He would also promote creation of a green economy sector. Faulconer said he is a fan of alternative energy, particularly solar, which has yet to be fully utilized. He said he would ease bureaucratic red tape that hinders progress in this area. Both said they support the Chargers, but do not support taxpayer dollars funding a new stadium. “Any financing plan has to make sense and protect us as taxpayers,” Faulconer said, adding funding should not come from the general fund, which needs to be spent on neighborhoods. “The Chargers have to step up, as does the county (and other entities).” “I’ve been very clear from the beginning, I do not support subsidizing a franchise,” Alvarez said. “I do not support using taxpayer dollars for a stadium.” Alvarez said the ideal

site is the current one, due to its access to public transportation and freeways. Both said issues like public safety and roads affect all communities, whether in the northern or southern portion of the city. In terms of long-range vision, Alvarez said with the city near build out, San Diegans need to think differently in how the city will grow, with housing near employment and public transportation so San Diego does not get left behind other cities. He said local planning groups’ decisions are important to this process. Faulconer said protecting communities’ character is important, emphasizing a need to update community plans that have not been revised in years. He also said residents’ voices need to be heard at City Hall and bureaucracy needs to be responsive to them.


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Volunteer drivers wanted for Del Mar Community Connections Del Mar Community Connections is looking for new volunteer drivers from Del Mar Hills, Heights, and Terrace as well as the city of Del Mar. Volunteer drivers provide rides to shopping, medical appointments, etc. for seniors who no longer drive. The volunteer driver program is one of many services provided by DMCC so seniors can continue to live at home. Volunteer drivers use their own cars. They register in a system that alerts them by email when rides are needed and they volunteer only for trips that are convenient for them. The program is hugely rewarding for the riders and the drivers. To sign up as a volunteer driver, contact DMCC: 858-792-7565 or Since 1999, Del Mar Community Connections has provided services to seniors, including social events, lunches at local restaurants, health and fitness opportunities, computer tutoring, a travel club, a book club, bridge, and Mahjong. DMCC also operates a 10-passenger shuttle van that provides rides to area shopping centers and to music and theater events.

Club at Torrey Pines High School holding toy drive for children’s hospital Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday was created in an attempt to counteract some of the consumption craze that surrounds the holidays and remind everyone of all of the things to be thankful for. When Torrey Pines High School’s peer counseling group, PALs, learned about the children at Rady Children’s Hospital who are unable to go home for the holidays, they decided to launch a toy drive and

Police dog helps nab suspected drunk driver BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Hiding under a car from a police dog did not work for a man who had been driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 Nov. 30, and the man had some dog teeth mark-shaped wounds to prove it. The driver of a small red station wagon was spotted heading against freeway traffic near Lomas Santa Fe shortly before 4 a.m., sheriff’s Lt. Jason Vickery said. Deputies attempted to stop the driver, but he continued to a storage business at 477 Stevens Ave. There, he ran from the car and jumped over a security fence, Vickery said. Deputies surrounded the business and called in Escondido police officers and their dogs to search for the suspect, Vickery said. Once he was located, the suspect refused to comply with the law enforcement officers’ instructions, and he was bitten by a police dog, Vickery said. The man was taken to Palomar Medical Center for dog bite treatment, then arrested and booked for suspicion of drunken driving and failure to yield, Vickery said. He was held at the Vista Detention Facility, but his name was not immediately available.

bring joy to others. The school-wide drive began Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 19. Torrey Pines High School is located at 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 7550125. There are four different drop locations. 1: The Media Center at TPHS; 2: The Counseling office at TPHS; 3: Any history teacher’s class at TPHS; and 4: At the Farmers Market on Sundays in Rancho Santa Fe (Del Rayo Village Shopping Center) ). If you or someone you know attends Torrey Pines High School, please donate new, unwrapped toys to the drive. If you do not know anyone attending Torrey Pines, it is not too late to start a toy drive at your own school or office.

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Carmel Valley Kids hit the streets to feed the homeless On the first morning of Thanksgiving break Zach Lesher, 10, Nathan Lesher, 9, Makenna Doan, 10, and Carson Doan, 8, didn’t plop down on the couch to watch TV or play viedo games. These elementary grade students made turkey sandwiches and then took them downtown to the homeless. On the car ride down there was plenty of discussion about how do people become homeless and what was appropriate to say to them. Excitement about doing something for someone else was building and valuable lessons were being learned. Nathan Lesher handed one man a sandwich and when he walked away he said, “I feel so good!” Seeing kids really “get” the value of doing an act of kindness is enough of a Christmas present for any parent. Take the time this holiday season to do something for someone else and let your heart feel the joy of giving.

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Del Mar Rotarians (from left): Donna Fipps, Susan Wagner, Janice Kurth and pictured on the right, Peggy Martin and Marty Peters, present the $1,000 grant funding to Julian Elementary School Kindergarten Class led by Tere Tangeman and Carol Kurth, joined by Kevin Ogden, superintendent for the Julian Union School District.

Rotarians For Reading: Del Mar Rotarians deliver books to local students in literacy effort The Rotary Club of Del Mar is making an extra effort to promote literacy at deserving schools this year. With the assistance of charitable donations and matching grant funding from Rotary District 5340 (San Diego and Imperial Counties), three Title 1 schools in Escondido, Julian and Carlsbad, as well as two students in Roatán, Honduras will receive educational assistance. One of the grants recently was awarded to the Julian Elementary School. Del Mar Rotarian Peggy Martin, said, “I’m so happy to help the children of this school because a majority of the students have no one in their home to help them with their studies.” The Rotary Club of Del Mar visited Julian Elementary School for an honorary check presentation and book distribution on Nov. 18. The students received “learning book kits” comprised of a series of soft-cover books, each focused on a letter of the alphabet. The kits came complete with a tutorial CD for the students to take home and share with their families.




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Cub Scouts top $11,000 in popcorn fundraiser Artwork by CCA students selected for new Every year, Cub Scouts raise money to send popcorn to military troops and support local Scouting programs and camping activities. This year, Pack 765 Cub Scouts earned more Critical Care Building at Scripps Encinitas than $11,000, and the top four sellers (pictured) each sold more than $600. Pack 765 would like to thank the Vons at Piazza Carmel and the Carmel Valley shoppers who donated cash and purchased popcorn to support the fundraising campaign. Top sellers from left to right: Grant, third place; Eric, fourth place, Landon, second place; Jayden, first place.

Canyon Crest Academy students (from left) Audrey Gascho, Casey Moylan and Rosa Brotherton display their winning art installation outside the construction site of the new Critical Care Building at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. In November 2013, students at the Carmel Valley school installed a total of seven works of art representing various San Diego County landmarks. Voters selected three winning installations, which will be displayed as part of the building’s grand opening celebration in mid-2014. The new Scripps facility will include 27 emergency room beds, more than doubling the size of the hospital’s current ER.

Holiday Fair to be held Dec. 13 to benefit TPHS Girls water polo program Parents invited to hear expert speak on ‘The Realities of A Holiday Fair will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, from 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. at Torrey Pines High School to benefit the TPHS girls water polo program/teams. The fair will be held at the school’s second level media center and will feature a variety of vendors. The Torrey Pines Band will also play at the event. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the fair.




Teen Drug Use’ at TPHS Red Ribbon Week event Dec. 11 Torrey Pines High School PALS, in association with TPHS ASB and TPHS Foundation, will hold a Red Ribbon Week assembly that will be of particular interest to parents on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in the TPHS Lecture Hall. Sgt. David Ross, Sheriff, Oxycontin SD Joint Task Force, will speak on “The Realities of Teen Drug Use.”

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Solana Beach photographer captures beauty of coastal communities in latest book •Book signing to be held Dec. 14 BY KRISTINA HOUCK From the racetrack in Del Mar to Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, local photographer Mike Barton set out to capture the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego’s North County coastal communities in his latest book. Released in November, “San Diego’s North Coast” features photos of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Encinitas. “When I moved here, I wanted to do another book, so I started looking at the area,” said Barton, who moved to north San Diego from Boulder, Colo., in 2010. He began working on the book when he settled in Solana Beach in 2012. “I realized these four cities were really unique and kind of isolated from the big city. They were all different.” With a retail price set at $22.95, the 144-page hardcover book includes more than 240 full-color photographs. Some of the chapters highlight Dog Beach, surfing, track season and surrounding communities such as La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe. Barton spent months researching the areas to write the text for the book. He joked he now knows more about the communities than friends who are longtime residents. “It was pretty fun to do,” said Barton, 56. “I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about the area.” Barton worked as an engineer for 21 years before he retired to focus on his photography. After the Michigan native graduated from Michigan State, he moved to San Jose and worked at several high-tech firms in Silicon Valley before he transferred to Boulder. It was in Colorado where he discovered his passion for photography. “It was a serious hobby for three or four years,” Barton said. “It was so serious, I would leave work and go out and photograph, and I would photograph before work.” While still working as a full-time engineer, Barton published his first book, “Boulder Impressions,” in 2008. He has since published nine photography books, three of them while he was still working as an engineer.

(Top) Author and photographer Mike Barton. Photo/ Mike Barton; (Right) Mike Barton’s “San Diego’s North Coast.” Photo/Mike Barton “I later decided I needed to follow my heart versus making money,” he said. His second photography book, “From Mining to Skiing,” highlighted other towns in Colorado, including Aspen, Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Telluride. Barton then published three more books featuring northern Michigan resort towns. He later traveled coast to coast to publish books on Carmel, Calif., and Nantucket, Mass. A year later, he completed a book on “Solvang,” a Danish village located north of Santa Barbara. “It just turned into a real passion of mine,” Barton said. “It’s changed the way I look at scenery now. I’m more aware of my surroundings. It gives you a different perspective. You see things differently. You appreciate things more.” Barton will sign his recently published book from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at SoLo in the Cedros Design District, located at 309 South Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach. Admission is free.

“It’s my neighborhood now,” Barton said. “I want to show it off.” The book will soon be available at local retailers and For more information, visit

Athleta Iron Girl Del Mar Women’s 10K and 5K to be held Dec. 8 Whether recovering from holiday feasting or jump starting their New Year’s Resolutions, local women and children are taking a stride toward female empowerment and a healthy lifestyle for the Athleta Iron Girl Del Mar Women’s 10K and 5K to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Festive post-race holiday activities including cookie decorating, photo booth, and holiday costume contest. For more information, visit


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Cathedral Catholic High School cheer team donates to Make-a-Wish Foundation BY KAREN BILLING The Cathedral Catholic High School junior varsity cheerleading squad put a special spin on its winter team-building party, turning it into an event to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Planned by freshman cheerleader Olivia Scott, a Carmel Valley resident, the girls were encouraged to bring toys and school supplies to their Nov. 26 party held at The Grand Del Mar. The goal was to get 70 items to fill backpacks for the Make-A-Wish Foundation children. Make-A-Wish “grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories.” “It’s just what our school does and it’s what our cheer team does, ” Olivia said of Cathedral Catholic’s charity efforts. “It’s the time of year when everyone should be thinking about giving back.” The cheer team got involved with Make-a-Wish earlier this year when they helped greet a child named Michael whose wish was to go to Legoland. The JV and varsity cheer squads went out to give him a big welcome at the airport.


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BY KAREN BILLING Fresh off his Division 1 CIF cross country championship, Torrey Pines senior Tal Braude proved he is the fastest runner in the state, winning the State Cross Country 5K (3.1 miles) Championships in Fresno on Nov. 30. He won the championship with a time of 15:02. Tal now sets his sights on nationals, in which he will have a slight home field advantage — The Foot Locker National Cross Country State and CIF Champion Tal Braude, a Torrey Pines High Championship will be held senior. Photo/Mark Seamans at Balboa Park on Dec. 14. “I think that course is one of my best,” Tal said of the Morley Field 3.1-mile course with a beast of a hill up Upas Street. “It’s definitely one of the harder courses because of the hill on it. But I like it and because I get to race it a lot I’ve gotten really familiar with the course.” His goal for nationals? “Try to win it,” Tal says simply. Tal didn’t start competing in running until he was a freshman and this has been his best season yet. He placed 11th in the CIF championships last year and has come back this season firing harder than ever. “I was a lot more driven this year, I wanted to redeem myself and do better this year,” Tal said, who was derailed by a case of mononucleosis his junior year. “This year I’ve been trying to stay healthy.” Tal has been eating healthier and while he didn’t step up his 50-miles-a-week mileage, he picked up the intensity State and CIF Champion of those miles. Tal Braude The result has been a swift season for Tal. He posted the third fastest high school time ever in 66 years on the Mt. onship. Sac course at the Mt. Sac Invitational on Oct. 26 with a time “This year has been reof 14:27 before winning the overall cross country champi- ally rough for the team, we onship CIF Division 1 at Balboa Park. had a lot of injury and sick“I kind of ran away with it,” Tal said of his Division 1 ness,” Tal said. “I’m just realwin. “Coach wanted me to take out the leader at a fast pace ly happy that we managed for the first mile and stay a couple steps ahead. After the to pull it together for CIF first mile you hit the hill and I took the downhill really hard and make it to the state and I was by myself for the rest of the race. I ended up fin- championships. I’m really ishing with a good 30-second gap.” proud of our team and I’m Tal was part of the CIF Division 1 winning TPHS boys really happy to be its capteam and the Falcon girls also won the Division 1 champi- tain.”

Week in Sports: Cathedral wins football’s SD Section Division I Championship BY GIDEON RUBIN Football: Cathedral Catholic won the San Diego Section Division I Championship in dramatic fashion, as Jack Onstott returned an interception 98 yards to lead the Dons to a 37-37 triple overtime victory over San Pasqual in the Dec. 2 title game at Qualcomm Stadium. The Dons have won state section titles in six of the last seven years. They’d won their previous five in Division III from 2007 to 2011, but were ineligible for the playoffs last year after forfeiting their eight regular season victories for using an ineligible player. The school self-reported the infraction, which it said was the result of a clerical error. Cathedral Catholic defeated Ramona 20-0 in a Nov. 27 semifinal that sent the Dons to the finals.

The Dons broke a scoreless deadlock at the end of the first half, when center Matt Fornaca recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown. The broke the game open in the second half when Chris Moliga scored on runs from the 6-and 8-yard lines. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 11-2. Volleyball: Torrey Pines lost to Mater Dei of Santa Ana 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-12) in a Southern California Division I regional semifinal on Nov. 30. The Falcons advanced to the finals after defeating Harvard-Westlake of Studio City 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16) in the quarterfinals. The Falcons conclude their season with a 33-4 overall record.


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Del Mar: Year in Review MAYOR’S VIEW 2013 has passed very quickly. It is easy to miss the progress that the City of Del Mar has made since January. But as Mayor (for 12 months), it is my obligation to list out TERRY some of our acSINNOTT complish- Del Mar Mayor ments for our residents. This is our “report card” for 2013. City Council Our Council has worked effectively as a team for the betterment of Del Mar. We all have different views, but we eventually come to agreement. Here are some of the Council accomplishments for 2013: •Del Mar successfully responded to an unsatisfactory proposal by the Fairgrounds board to form a joint powers governing board with the County of San Diego. The initial proposal in April did not have any representation from Del Mar on the governing board. A revised proposal being worked on now strives to provide Del Mar and local stakeholders with better representation on the governance body. •We did partner with the Fairgrounds in three constructive areas. We are working with them to explore the construction of affordable housing at the Fairgrounds; and we are conducting a joint cost of services study and a traffic control study. •The Council held four extra workshops this year, resulting in a balanced twoyear Operating Budget, a Capital Improvement Budget, a clear set of priorities for the City and a better focus on the community’s expectations for a new City Hall. •We reviewed the progress of the Tourism Business Improvement District for Del Mar. This is the group that uses hotel tax money to promote Del Mar as a destination for visitors. We asked for more rapid progress and better measurement

of results for the next reporting period. •The Council gave its support of the expanded Fall horse racing days. •We reviewed the development of a City Facilities Plan with an emphasis on taking steps to replace our aging City Hall. This plan will involve a great deal of community input as the feasible alternatives are reviewed and ultimately narrowed down to the cost effective options that best serve the community. •The Council adopted a sidewalk improvement plan that will see new sidewalks along Camino Del Mar downtown and in the Beach Colony, and a new sidewalk along Jimmy Durante Boulevard from downtown to San Dieguito Drive. City Staff Our City employees achieved some important milestones during the year. Under the leadership of our new City Manager, Scott Huth, we saw major progress in 2013: •The City completed an updated Housing Element for our Community Plan and had it certified by the State of California. This makes the City eligible for more grant opportunities in the future. •We quickly responded to a new emerging business, food trucks. A new mobile vending ordinance was adopted that allows these entrepreneurs to safely do business in Del Mar. •A great deal of effort was spent hammering out an agreement with the 22nd District Agricultural Association to settle our lawsuit over their Master Plan. The agreement specifies how the impacts of noise, traffic and special events will be mitigated in the future. •The City proposed and adopted an “in-lieu” parking fee that allows property owners a way of contributing to the cost of parking spaces in the City when they cannot provide the required spaces. •Staff began the monumental task of digitizing all of the paper records that have been stored at City Hall for years. •The City signed a new Fire Management Agreement with our neighboring cities of Solana Beach and Encinitas. The new agree-

ment creates a single Fire Chief position and reduces the number of Battalion Chiefs, for a savings of $15,000 annually. •The Staff received approval to design a new wastewater pipeline from our 21st Street Pump Station to Solana Beach. This new link will allow the City to shift wastewater flows from the City of San Diego to the San Elijo wastewater treatment plant, for a potential savings of $113,000 per year. •The North Torrey Pines Bridge is near completion, and on budget. Special Pride I have a particular sense of accomplishment for the following items that have been implemented in 2013 by the Council and hardworking volunteers in our community: •Del Mar has always been at the short end of the bargaining stick when it comes to our Sheriff’s contract. The City and the Finance Committee successfully hired an independent consultant to determine how we can reduce costs and improve service. We now have the specific recommendations on how to work with the Sheriff to improve service, and if that is unsuccessful, how to set up our own police organization — for similar costs. •SANDAG will be installing a new double track and “special events” platform at the Fairgrounds by 2030. We saw that the early design of the platform was beginning and that we needed to be involved early in identifying the impacts that the platform would have on the community. The Council formed the adhoc Double Track Advisory Committee, which has developed a list of impacts that need to be mitigated as part of the project. •When the City acquired the Shores Park property, it inherited a vacant modular building that was previously used by the Del Mar School District for its maintenance offices. The building was not usable and was a public nuisance. It was demolished and removed from the park. •Early on in my assignment as Mayor, I heard from business owners that they needed some help from the City on dealing with pro-

cesses and regulations that were hindering their efforts to successfully compete in Del Mar. The Council agreed to set up the Business Support Advisory Committee to gather a list of issues from business and property owners to help the City make Del Mar a positive business environment. •The City is faced with an unfunded pension liability of $9 million. After a great deal of analysis by Staff and the Finance Committee, the City Council agreed to do two things. First, the City paid off a $3 million side fund pension liability using the City’s General Fund and Water Fund reserves. This will save the City $1 million in future interest payments. The Council also agreed to establish a pension reserve fund, setting aside enough money to eliminate our unfunded pension liability over 15 years. •Working with the Finance Committee, Staff developed a 30-year projection of the City’s financial health. This is a tool that can be used to predict outcomes based on financial decisions. Since the Council is currently evaluating whether Del Mar should finance some of its needed capital improvements, this will be very valuable tool in the months ahead. •The Mayor and his colleague Al Corti were able to win the annual Turf Bocce Ball Championship with a victory over Solana Beach. We have many new opportunities coming to Del Mar in the months ahead. I am particularly anxious to see the completion of the Torrey Pines Bridge, the proposals for new development of the Garden Del Mar and Watermark projects, and the implementation of a customer satisfaction survey for all our residents who use city services. And of course we need to move forward on plans for City Hall. I want to thank City Staff and my fellow Council members for their hard work and dedication to Del Mar. It has been a good year. Terry Sinnott Del Mar Mayor

I am Retired — Statement of Overriding Considerations As I put the finishing touches to the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board’s response to Kilroy’s DEIR Alternatives, several issues have surfaced. Kilroy’s insistence that only the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board has a vote on the One Paseo project to the exclusion of all other impacted residents outside Carmel Valley. This is true, but it shrouds the true nature of One Paseo’s impact upon regional traffic congestion, especially as it relates to emergency response time from Fire Station 24 on Del Mar Heights Road. Development Services Department (DSD) has clearly indicated that the One Paseo project is tied to specific roadway improvements called mitigation measures. These mitigation measures must be in place before building permits are issued. The I-5/SR-56 connector project is on the list of mitigation measures and includes the removal of the Del Mar Heights Bridge and the construction of a new bridge and connector ramps from I-5 to SR-56. As a side note, Caltrans plans to start construction on this project in 2020 and finish by 2030, but this project remains unfunded. Now the rub: DSD indicates that building permits would not be deferred in the event that the City Council adopts a Statement of Overriding Considerations relative to impacts to traffic, since these mitigations are beyond the control of the project applicant and the city of San Diego. Therefore, the reality of the situation is that the nine City Council members can choose to ignore the facts about traffic and approve One Paseo. Remember that only Councilwoman Sherri Lightner lives in District 1 and, at that, in La Jolla. San Diego’s mayor and county supervisor get no vote. The Carmel Valley board’s vote is only advisory, as is the city’s Planning Commission. Therefore, none of the City Council members actually lives in and around Carmel Valley or Torrey Pines but can — by their vote — affect our lives and safety for the next 15 years. “Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” Dennis Ridz, Chair, Torrey Pines Community Planning Board

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The ‘Common Sense’ Initiative for Solana Beach SB Council’s Curious Treatment of Initiative

The City Council is using scare tactics to unreasonably restrict your use of the Fletcher Cove Community Center. The City Council’s own commissioned study clearly stated “No adverse impacts to the city if the initiative is adopted.” The initiative allows Solana Beach citizens to enjoy Fletcher Cove Community Center without unfair rules. It does not change city codes and regulations. The initiative allows up to two special events per weekend, it does not require them. The initiative occupancy limits are consistent with the Municipal Code. It does not require maximum occupancy. The initiative allows beer and wine to be served consistent with the existing Alcohol Beverage Control Commission rules. It does not allow unlimited alcohol. The initiative requires noise levels to be governed by the City Municipal Code requirements. All of these are reasonable and fair. If these limits are exceeded, revocation of the special events permit, immediate suspension and other mitigating actions are authorized for the city to enforce. Support the “Common Sense” initiative: Proposition B. Don’t be swayed by the opponents who repeat the hearsay of too many parties, too much noise, unlimited alcohol and too little parking. This is a public building on publicly-owned property, next to a public beach overlooking the ocean that has been here for more than 70 years. The Community Center is a unique asset to a wonderful community and should continue to be enjoyed without new overly restrictive rules and regulations. Protect your right to use and enjoy your community center. Protect your right to use and enjoy your community center. Vote “yes” on Proposition B. Marion Dodson, Former Council Member and Mayor of Solana Beach

How I became a ‘Party Girl’ at 88 The first step in totally changing my dull image was to get involved in a civic, educational, charitable or some type of community group. These groups have — for the most part — quiet, some might say boring meetings. They occasionally have luncheons or potluck dinners. On very special occasions, like 60th anniversaries, a catered affair; in this case, by affair, we are talking about food. For 40 years that I know of, I and certain other members of these groups thought we were just old-fashioned do-gooders. Recently, at one of the Solana Beach City Council meetings, the opponents of the reasonable use of the Solana Beach Community Center called supporters of its reasonable use the party people. Wow, from boring to cool overnight. So, at 88 years of age, I finally made it — I am a party girl. As a member of one or more of the aforementioned groups, I supported the effort of those volunteers to repair, remodel and reopen the one and only ocean view Community Center in Solana Beach. This small facility had a long established use for weddings, anniversaries and other events important to the people who live here. Before incorporation, people from anywhere in the county could rent it, but now that local taxes are used for its maintenance, only our residents can get a permit to use it. Actually, few groups will use the center because of its limited capacity. For a sit-down dinner, the limit is 50 people, counting the required caterers, security guard, and trained bartender if serving the two-glass limit of wine or beer, per person, per party. As for the new neighbors, we are sorry that the sunsets are so magnificent that they never noticed the old Community Center sign when they bought or built their new houses nearby. What are we supposed to do now? Give up residents’ right to use a facility they are paying for with tax money? The opponents of the center’s reasonable use have dubbed supporters as the party people, so that makes them the party poopers. I can reassure the party poopers they have nothing much to worry about because most of us party people are too tired to stay out after 10, and we don’t need dance music because most of us have trouble with our knees and don’t dance. We can’t hear too well, so we frown on loud music playing while we are talking, which is one of our favorite things to do at a party. So come on all you formerly fun people — join the party people and have a good time, it’s later than you think. Vote “yes” on Prop. B. Celine Olson, Solana Beach

‘The Truth about Gratitude’ I’ve got a little ditty and it may not be pretty but it holds the promise of heaven. Let me say that there is not a day that isn’t made better by thanks. Set your heart on it today. Don’t delay. Just give it away. You can’t cope without hope. That’s no joke. It’s not in the soaps. It grows in gratitude. Can’t find grace without making a space to see all that’s good and thank it. And you can’t live in joy by being coy and taking your blessings for granted. I’m not talkin’ trash. I’m tellin’ the truth. Let no fear stop you and no excuses block you. Start right away and you’ll end the day with a smile that will be there to stay. Think about it. Set your heart on gratitude. Make it your constant attitude and don’t get fooled by platitudes that say it’s Pollyanna. It’s not. Look for the good and praise it; envision the good and raise it. You can do it. Keep yourself alert. Don’t be dishin’ the dirt, cuz God loves a grateful heart. So start today. Give thanks and praise and you’ll dance yourself into blessings. Sharon Connors, Solana Beach

The ongoing saga of the initiative (now known as Proposition B) concerning rental of the Fletcher Cove Community Center for private celebrations, to quote Lewis Carroll, gets “curiouser and curiouser.” After the petition had been certified as having enough valid signatures, the Solana Beach City Council was required by law to consider whether to adopt the initiative as an ordinance or call for an election. A special meeting was held for that purpose on Oct. 9. The council wisely and unanimously chose a third option: It requested, as authorized by the California Elections Code, an independent study and report regarding the potential impacts of the initiative if it were adopted as an ordinance. The purpose of such a report is to assist the Council in making an informed decision about whether to adopt the initiative without proceeding to an election. As was explained to the council by the city manager, Section 9212 of the Elections Code spells out several areas that are to be covered in the report, plus “any other matters the legislative body requests to be in the report.” The council did not request that the report cover “any other matters.” The city engaged the prestigious municipal law firm of Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak to prepare the report. According to the city manager, the report was received on Nov. 4. The 11-page report concluded, in essence, that the initiative, if adopted by the city, would have little or no financial impact and that any public safety, parking, noise, and related concerns could be adequately controlled through existing laws and the permitting process. As its first order of business at a Nov. 6 special meeting, the council summarily “received and filed” the report. There was no discussion of the content of the report and, even though attorneys from the Lounsbery firm were present, no oral presentation of the report was requested or made for the

benefit of the council and the public. Then, as its second order of business, and without commenting on or referencing the report, the council voted 5-0 to proceed with the election and not enact the initiative as an ordinance. By now everyone knows that the council is antagonistic toward Proposition B because its members perceive it as an invasion of their prerogatives. It would have been embarrassing for them to highlight the fact that the independent report that they commissioned (and paid for) concluded that adoption of the initiative would not have adverse consequences to the city. But that’s not the end of the story. At the request of a council member, the report was back on the agenda of the Nov. 20 meeting to “discuss” and “provide direction as needed.” Apparently waking up to the fact that the report did not support the action taken at the previous meeting, the council discussion centered on alleged factual errors, unfounded conclusions and issues not considered in the report. The council members essentially requested that the report be revised to be consistent with their views. All of this raises several questions: 1) Why was the report requested in the first place if not to provide the council and the public with information about the effects of the initiative? 2) Why did the council not discuss the report and its conclusions while the adoption of the initiative was still under consideration? 3) Why did the council, after making the irrevocable decision not to adopt the initiative as an ordinance, request that the report be supplemented or modified at public expense? It’s sort of like requesting an environmental impact report after a project has been completed or a surgeon ordering X-rays after completing the surgery. Just curious. Eric T. Lodge, Solana Beach

Solana Beach awarded CATS Grant; Residents encouraged to fill out online survey The City of Solana Beach was recently awarded a grant from SANDAG to prepare its first Comprehensive Active Transportation Strategy (CATS). Active transportation is any self-propelled mode of travel, such as walking or cycling. The CATS will identify opportunities to improve both bicycle and pedestrian networks in Solana Beach by improving network connectivity and enhancing safety for all users. Solana Beach recently launched the project website which provides the opportunity to learn about project updates and upcoming events such as community workshops. Additionally, community members can provide input through comment cards and online surveys. Please, take a minute to explore the website, fill out a survey, and share the link with a friend:

FLEX 374 to serve all of Solana Beach Beginning Monday, Dec. 9, passengers will be able to ride the North County Transit District’s (NCTD) economical, on-demand FLEX 374 bus service throughout the entire city limits of Solana Beach and most of Encinitas. By expanding the FLEX 374 service zone, passengers will be able to access the Lomas Santa Fe Plaza and Gardens shopping center east of I-5 on Lomas Santa Fe Road. FLEX 374 is one of four on-demand, zone-based services NCTD operates. FLEX 373 serves southwest Carlsbad and FLEX 371/372 serve Ramona. Passengers make a reservation to be picked up and dropped off at curbside destinations within the boundaries of the FLEX zones. FLEX 374 operates 4:50 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. For $5, passengers can travel anywhere in the FLEX zone. COASTER monthly pass holders are able to use the service at no additional charge. FLEX 374 passengers must make a reservation at least 30 minutes in advance by calling (855) 844-1454.



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The Torrey Pines girls in Florida (left to right): Alie Zimmer, Gabi Jimenez, Farah Farjood, Grace Trupe and Shannon Yogerst.

Torrey girls triumph in Florida Five players from the Torrey Pines varsity squad helped the San Diego Rush club team win a gold medal in the Women’s Under 19 division of the National Field Hockey Festival in Florida over Thanksgiving week. Seniors Alie Zimmer and Grace Trupe and sophomores Farah Farjood, Gabi Jimenez and Shannon Yogerst were part of team of 14 San Diego area players who accompanied Coach Brian Schledorn to West Palm Beach for the tourney. Rush went undefeated (6-0) in winning highly competitive Pool J. Among their victories were upsets over No. 9 ranked Saints Hockey Rocks of Virginia (2-0) and No. 25 Cape Anne Coalition Red of Massachusetts (2-0). Rush went into the tourney ranked No. 46 nationally, but is now sure to move up into the top 20 or 30. Jimenez (2 goals), Yogerst (2) and Zimmer (1) where part of a powerhouse Rush attack that also scored multiple times against teams from Maine, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Outside back Farjood and goalkeeper Trupe helped anchor a stingy defense that earned the tournament’s lowest goals-against average. Clare Young of Torrey and Peyton Mowery of Cathedral Catholic were also on the Rush squad but unable to make the trip to Florida due to illness or injury. The team also included players from San Pasqual, Fallbrook, La Costa Canyon and Vista high schools. Coastal Clash, the club team of Canyon Crest Academy, also traveled to Festival. They wound up sixth in Pool N with a record of one win, four losses and one tie.

Surf Girls Academy I U-11 team wins SDSCL title The Surf Girls Academy I U-11 team captured the SDSCL title last weekend, finishing the season with a very impressive 12-1-1 record. There were two games left going into the final weekend of league play. Two tough opponents were left on the schedule. Going into Saturday’s game, the Surf team couldn’t afford to lose or tie any of the two remaining games because Blue Baker was right behind with only 1 point separating both teams. On Saturday, under muddy field conditions, the Surf team managed to pull off a 1-0 win over a very talented Laguna Hills White team. The game was back and forth without each team giving an inch. With 10 minutes left to play, Lexi Wright one timed a perfectly crossed ball with a beautiful shot into the keepers left corner. Surf managed to hold on for the win. On Sunday afternoon, it was a classic San Diego match-up. There was excitement and tension in the air. SDSC Navy, having played great all year, was coming into Surf territory trying to spoil Surf’s title chances. SDSC Navy came out strong the first 10 minutes on a surge that had Surf backed up on their heels. Gabe Arredondo said,”Once we managed to hold on during the

Top Row: Coach Wayne Crowe; Middle Row: John Paul Molina, Andrew Mitchell, Billy Cherres, Abraham Ramirez, Keegan Ferreira, Lucas Iovine, Tyler Watson, and Ryan Flather; Bottom Row: Evan Rotundo, Simon Sagal, Angel Jaimes, Jackson Miller and Noah Dougher.

Albion SC BU10 White Team wins Surf Thanksgiving Cup Congratulations to the Albion BU10 White team for winning Surf Thanksgiving Cup Gold Division two years in a row! Coached by Wayne Crowe, the Albion BU10 White team went undefeated the entire tournament playing some of the toughest teams in their bracket play. Albion defeated FC Golden State (3-1), LA Galaxy South Bay Gold (3-2), and Manchester Academy (5-0), before moving onto the semi-finals where they defeated the Nevada team Heat FC (3-1). In an exciting final match, Albion beat Carlsbad Lightning Red with a score of 3-2. In addition to going undefeated in the Surf Thanksgiving Cup, the Albion BU10 White team also went undefeated for their entire regular season in the top flight of the San Diego Developmental Academy.

2013-2014 team photo. Courtesy of Anna Scipione Starting from the back row left side: Alanna Butcher, Alyza Eckhardt, Samantha Duggan, Isabella Grust, Karly Reeves, Daniela Chavira, Gabriella Grust, Coach Gabe Arrendondo; Second row: Dorrian Savage, Hillary Schroeder, Angelica Claiborne, Abigail Dunbar, Megan McCrink, Ashlin ThomsenMarr; Front row: Angelica Perritano, Lorena Villa Montgomery, Alexandria Wright.

first part of the game, I knew things would start going our way. We were a little nervous at beginning of the game, and we weren’t making good decisions.” After that, Surf took over the game, keeping possession and controlling field territory. Twenty minutes into the half, it was a thing of beauty. Samantha Duggan hit Daniela Chavira with a beautiful played ball from the back. Daniela took the ball and performed a couple of outstanding moves on the defender, shaking her enough for a pass down the middle to Alyza Eckhardt, who then took the ball and hit Lexi Wright. Lexi then took three defenders on to finish with a monstrous goal in the bottom left side corner of the keeper. In the second half with the lead, Surf took control of the game and Lexi Wright took a loose ball from outside of the box to beat one defender and placed the ball for a fantastic goal. Congratulations to the girls and Coach Gabe Arredondo for a tremendous season.

TPHS girls varsity basketball team opens season with a win The Torrey Pines girls varsity basketball team opened the season this week against San Diego High School. Torrey Pines won the game 64-26. Sophomore Sierra Campisano had 28 points and 10 rebounds in the opening game. The Torrey Pines girls varsity basketball team has two home games this week. The first home game is on Thursday, Dec. 5, against top-ranked team Mater Dei. Tip off is at 7 p.m. The next home game is Saturday, Dec. 7, against Escondido High School at 7 p.m. Please come and support Torrey Pines girls basketball. About the team: Head Coach:Denise Bennett. Assistant Coach: Julian Oto. Key Returners: •6’3 forward Sierra Campisano. The sophomore averaged 18 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 blocks per game last season. •5’4 junior point guard Madison Lombard-excellent 3-point shooter and ball handler. •5’7 junior guard Christina Ellis-one of the quickest players in our league. •5’9 junior Andrea Hsieh-third year returning varsity player. New player: •6’2 freshman Chiara Spain. Her athleticism and basketball skills will make a difference on both ends of the court.


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San Diego Surf Academy Boys U7 tops at Surf Thanksgiving Tournament The San Diego Surf Academy Boys U7 won the Surf Thanksgiving Tournament once again. Every year since the Surf Soccer Clubs’ inception in 1980, the BU7 Boys continue the tradition of bringing home the trophy. The rain came down on the boys while they played on wet fields and a slippery soccer ball during the tournament games, but that didn’t stop the Surf U7 Boys. The Surf boys were on fire this past weekend, scoring a combined total of 20 goals in the four games of the tournament. The Surf Academy Boys defeated Chula Vista Premier in the finals, winning with a final score of 9-4, with 2 goals by Cole Loizu, 2 goals by Max Scordo, and 5 goals by Jacquel Ferguson. This is the second U7 tournament in a row that the boys have gone undefeated. Coached by Mario Mrakovic, a man with true passion for soccer, the Surf Soccer Boys won the tournament with superior soccer skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. “Surf BU7 teams have won every single year since its start, something no other team has accomplished. Our boys played great today and managed to score 9 goals in the finals, which speaks volumes by itself,” says Mario. At every age group, Surf Soccer Club teams are playing at the highest levels against the toughest competition, in the most competitive leagues. Next season San Diego Surf is offering a BU6 program for the first time ever.

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The 13U Grey team stepped up in age group again this weekend, battling the older 14U boys to earn the Championship in the XDS Turkey Trot NIT. In addition to the Champions plaque, the boys were rewarded with Championship rings as a prize for winning. Pitching and defense were the highlights, as the boys combined to outscore opponents 30-1 over an undefeated, four-game run to victory. Back Row: Kellen Kozlowski, Davis Heller, Grant Holman, Jonathan Clark, Matthew Cheverton; Front Row: Mac Bingham, Ty McGuire, Ben Jackel, Taylor Johnson, Jack Behrend.

The 10U boys followed up their championship from a couple of weeks ago with another 1st place prize in the North City Youth Baseball Annual Thanksgiving Classic. The boys took care of business all weekend, going 4-0 by outscoring their opponents by a whopping 67-6 overall score. Great hitting, pitching and defense throughout the lineup enabled the Powerhouse 10U team to bring home the Championship! Bottom, left to right: Burke Stratton, Ryan Jackel, Patrick Cunningham, Max Schreier, Soto Irie; Middle row, left to right: Matthew Allen, Jagger Filippone, Ben Haynie, Luke Hollingsworth, Cam Wurl; Back row: Manager Matt Hubbard, Coach Bryan Knapp.

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Local martial arts champion helps raise funds for mothers battling breast cancer through ‘Wishing for Mommy’ •Del Mar Heights teacher and mother receives grant

Aces Tennis League founder and director Shelley Susman (center) at the Nov. 21 award ceremony and charity event with Morgan Run player Thanh Huyen and Woody Yocum, Lomas Santa Fe Tennis Club tennis director. Photo/Jon Clark

Aces Tennis League women’s teams hold awards ceremony and benefit BY KAREN BILLING Aces Tennis League held an award ceremony and charity extravaganza at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Nov. 21. Aces, started by Carmel Valley resident Shelley Susman, is in its second season and includes 35 women’s tennis teams in a “fun and fresh” format for summer and winter seasons. “It’s already proving to be just what ladies league tennis is hungry for, competition but with camaraderie and great ‘sportswomenship,’” Susman said. “The new format is geared toward excitement and the ability to play two different doubles opponents in one match.” The league includes local teams from Morgan Run Club & Resort, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and Rancho Valencia, the newbie coming aboard for the winter season that begins Jan. 7, 2014. Proceeds from the Nov. 21 event’s auction and fashion show from Del Mar Dress Company went to local charities Defenders of Wildlife, Wounded Warriors Tennis Program, Tennis 4 Anyone and Storefront Shelter, San Diego’s “only emergency shelter program for homeless, runaway, and ‘street’ youth.” Susman said the Wounded Warrior tennis program at Balboa Tennis Club is a favorite. Members of the United States Professional Tennis Association offer free tennis clinics and camps to wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Susman said it’s inspiring watching the country’s “protectors” have the opportunity to play tennis during a tough time of their life. “I cannot tell you how rewarding this is to get involved and hit some balls and be part of this program,” Susman said. “They were there for us, now we will be there for them.” The award ceremony honored the Aces summer 2013 division winners: Scripps (team captain Kellie Jaquez); Penny’s Nomads (captain Penny Yasuda); La Costa (captain Patricia Jones); and Lomas Santa Fe (captain Jackie Amato). Aces is now registering teams for the winter season and Dec. 30 is the roster registration deadline. For more information, visit

BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Valley’s 5-yearold martial arts champion Channah Zeitung has become a Wish Warrior, helping raise funds and grant wishes for Wishing for Mommy, a national effort by the martial arts community to award $500 grants to women battling breast cancer this holiday season. On Nov. 26, Channah helped grant the wish of Paige Rollins, a Del Mar Heights Elementary School teacher and mother of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer in October. Channah helped present Rollins with the grant at Sr. Master Wacholz’s ATA Black Belt Academy in Rancho Bernardo, where Rollins’ 6-year-old-son Carter and 2-year-old-daughter Paxton are students. The Wishing for Mommy campaign is supported by the nonprofit Dignity Kids, started by martial arts Master Michelle Lee, the American Taekwondo Association and the H.U. Lee Memorial Foundation. The Wishing for Mommy campaign is trying to grant as many wishes for mothers facing breast cancer as possible. Channah, who, at age 4, was the youngest child to earn three state martial arts championships, will be granting wishes this holiday season with Rayna Vallandingham, an Encinitas 10-year-old who is an 11time world champion. Both are students of Mike Chat, a top martial arts coach and founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. “I want to make mommies smile and get all my friends in martial arts to join in making mommies happy,” said Channah. One of the ways Wish-

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Del Mar Heights teacher Paige Rollins (center) with Sr. Master Wacholz’s ATA Black Belt Academy staff, Xtreme Martial Arts founder Mike Chat, Paige Rollins’ children Carter and Paxton (front row, first and second from left), and Wish Warriors Channah Zeitung and Rayna Vallandingham (front row, first and second from right). ing for Mommy has raised funds for its grants is by various martial arts schools and organizations across the country joining in on the Pink Belt Revolution. Pink belts were sold and worn in martial arts classes throughout October and November. It was one of those pink belts that made a huge impact on Rollins’ family and led to her being nominated for a Wishing for Mommy grant. In October, a week after she was diagnosed, Rollins wrote a letter to ATA Black Belt Academy’s Senior Master Wacholz about one very special result of the pink belts. “I got the call that the lump I felt was an aggressive and severe form of breast cancer,” Rollins wrote. “This is a complete shock to me and my family. Honestly, I can’t begin to explain to you the feeling of physically saying the words ‘I have can-

cer.’ However, saying those words to your 6 year old is even harder.” Rollins said she and her husband decided to tell their 6-year-old-son Carter over dinner about her cancer. In an upbeat manner, Carter said he knew all about breast cancer because at ATA they had been wearing pink belts for breast cancer. He told his mother, “I’ll wear a pink belt for you.” “I can’t even tell you how comforting it felt that he knew about breast cancer,” Rollins wrote. “He wasn’t scared. He had heard of it and it wasn’t scary.” Rollins said she was very grateful for the gift as it eases some of her anxiety about paying her medical bills that weren’t covered by insurance during the holiday season — she had been losing sleep. “I cut back in every way that I could think of to pay them and to pay for Christmas gifts for my kids,” Rollins said. “With the [Wishing for Mommy] gift, I’m able to sleep [better] and I can put it toward [essentials].” Rollins will be undergoing chemotherapy and surgery for a year and will hopefully return to her second grade class at Del Mar Heights in the fall. Channah and Rayna will be performing and spreading the word about Wishing for Mommy at 20 martial arts schools in California, as well as schools in Arizona, Texas and Florida. The week of Christmas they will be in Orlando, Fla., to grant wishes and perform at a martial arts gala. To become a Wish Warrior and donate to the cause or nominate a mom facing breast cancer, visit


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Carmel Valley actress to star in San Diego Musical Theatre’s ‘White Christmas’

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BY KRISTINA HOUCK Although it’s sunny in San Diego, it will be a “White Christmas” at the Birch North Park Theatre. Beginning Dec. 12, San Diego Musical Theatre will present “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” for the second consecutive year at the local theater. “We’re trying to make it a holiday tradition,” said Carmel Valley actress Jill Townsend, who will reprise her role as Judy Haynes, the younger sister of the Haynes sisters. Based on the 1954 musical film of the same name, “White Christmas” features 17 Irving Berlin songs played by a live 22-piece orchestra. Set after World War II, the musical follows veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis as the two follow a duo of singing sisters on their way to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge. Directed by Todd Nielsen, conducted by Don LeMaster and choreographed by Lisa Hopkins, the show features wellknown standards, including “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean” and “White Christmas.” “It’s basically a holiday card come to life,” Townsend said. “There’s lots of dancing and singing. It features all of the greats by Irving Berlin, so that’s fantastic!” A San Diego native, Townsend’s theater credits include national tours of “A Chorus Line” and “Camelot,” as well as regional shows of “Grease,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” among others. One of her favorite shows took place in 2001, when she met her husband, Robert Townsend. The pair starred opposite each other as Laurey and Curly in “Oklahoma!” at the Welk Resort in San Diego. He is currently on the national tour of “Jersey Boys.” “I love the people that I get to meet and the places that I get to go. I love everything about musical theater,” Townsend said. “It’s something that I’ve been passionate about since I was a young kid, and I feel blessed that I get to make a living out of it as an adult.” Townsend has been a performer nearly all her life. She

(Left) Jeffery Scott Parsons as Phil Davis and Jill Townsend as Judy Haynes in “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”; (Right) Jill Townsend as Judy Haynes and Laura Dickinson as Betty Haynes in “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.” Courtesy photos started ice skating at age 4 and later began dancing. At 11 “White Christmas,” a new San Diego holiday tradition. years old, she landed her first theater role, Amaryllis, in “It’s a nearly 30-member cast with a 22-piece orchestra. “The Music Man.” Rarely do you see that these days,” Townsend said. “It’s such “I was bitten by the theater bug,” she said. “I just loved a great family show.” it and didn’t want to stop doing it.” “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” will run Dec. 12-22 at Townsend began taking singing lessons and spent her the Birch North Park Theatre, located at 2891 University summers at Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista. She later Ave. in San Diego. studied drama at UC Irvine. Tickets range from $42-$72. Tickets for children 12 and Although their professions take them throughout the younger are half price. Discounts are also available for secountry, Townsend returned to her hometown when the niors and students. couple purchased a home in Carmel Valley earlier this year. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 858Townsend said she is looking forward to participating in 560-5740 or visit more local productions and once again being a part of

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A Cast Iron Skillet Benedict with poached eggs, cornbread, steamed spinach, mustard hollandaise and salmon

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The Lobster Roll with toasted bread is filled with butter-poached Maine Lobster, celery, scallions, and Bibb lettuce. It can be served with Spiced Kennebec French Fries, dusted with brown sugar.

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Apple and Fig Tartine with a garlic-fig puree, arugula, green apples, candied pecans, fontina and Maytag blue cheese

Sea & Smoke opens in Del Mar as American brasserie BY KELLEY CARLSON att Gordon makes it clear that at his newest restaurant, Sea & Smoke, the focus is on quality and simplicity. The chef/owner — who also heads Solace in Encinitas and Urban Solace in North Park — recently established the American-style brasserie as a place for people to feel comfortable sipping a coffee or a cocktail. “It’s a convivial place to be in the metropolitan area,” Gordon said. Sea & Smoke is spacious and relaxing, where people can chitchat over a background of upbeat tunes and casually observe Flower Hill Promenade shoppers. In the morning, the dining room is bathed in natural light. At night, it’s dimly lit as candles cast a glow across tabletops. Some guests venture out onto the front patio, which is dotted with umbrellas and embellished with foliage and flowers. The action is more lively downstairs in the bar/lounge with sports on TVs and promotions that encourage socialization. There’s Martini & Manhattan Mondays with $8 cocktails; Trivia Tuesdays, when participants are asked questions about food, alcohol and rock ‘n’ roll, and compete for prizes; and Why Not?! Wednesdays, where guests can dance the night away as a DJ plays ’80s and ’90s music from 9 p.m. to midnight. Patrons can also unwind on the patio, where there are couches for lounging and tables for dining, and lights strung overhead for a festive touch. But the center of attention at Sea & Smoke is the food. Gordon says there are no artificial colors or flavors in the cuisine or the cocktails, and he turns to organic and free-range farms for ingredients. Gordon takes advantage of produce that’s in season with the majority of it sourced locally, and creates dishes around it.


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Guests can take advantage of happy hour specials in the bar. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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Sea & Smoke’s Roasted Squash Salad One example is the Roasted Squash Salad, a multi-colored medley of autumn vegetables and fruits with differing textures: kale, squash, pomegranate seeds, quinoa, crumbled feta and a maple-bourbon vinaigrette. The day menu is filled with breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches and starters. Sea and Smoke’s signature is its Cast Iron Skillet Benedicts with poached eggs. A cornbread forms the base and it’s topped with steamed spinach, two eggs, mustard hollandaise and choice of meat or vegetable. Among the notable sandwiches is the Lobster Roll, which is also on the glutenfree menu. Patrons can experience the full flavors of butter-poached Maine Lobster, which is dressed with celery, scallions, herbs and chopped Bibb lettuce on toasted bread. A recommended side is the sweetly Spiced Kennebec French Fries, dusted with golden brown sugar and other seasonings. For a different spin on a sandwich, there’s the Apple and Fig Tartine, featuring a garlicfig puree spread on open-faced grilled bread, piled with arugula, green apples sliced

Roasted Squash Salad consists of kale, squash, pomegranate seeds, quinoa, feta and a maple-bourbon vinaigrette. julienne-style, candied pecans and melted fontina and Maytag blue cheese. On the night menu, the sandwiches are replaced with meat and seafood entrees. Family-style sharing is encouraged. Nearly a dozen sides are offered a la carte. “Our philosophy is that each and every component is supposed to be stand-alone delicious,” Gordon said. The evening standout is the slow-cooked Niman Ranch Braised Lamb Shoulder with spicy herb sauce. Gordon’s personal favorite is the Bibb Salad, a classic steakhouse salad with buttermilk dressing and fried onions. Sundays are special at Sea & Smoke, and include a “Top Your Own Cinnamon Roll Bar” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Customers are given a roll to take to a bar that they can customize with up to 14 toppings, including butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, toasted coconut and pecans. Breakfast can be enhanced with a Pour Over Single Serving of coffee that is nutty, fruity with low acidity, which Gordon insists is more intensely caffeinated.


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Patriot Profiles: ‘The greatest threat is the threat we don’t know’ This column presents “Patriot Profiles� to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes.

BY JEANNE MCKINNEY It was his daughter’s second Christmas when Coast Guard Commander Jeremy Smith, then based in Clearwater, Fla., responded to a distress call in Key West. He piloted his crew of three in an H-60 helicopter to rescue a mariner, who had cut his femoral artery and was losing blood pressure and blood despite having a tourniquet applied. While a rescue swimmer packed the injured in the litter basket to be flown to the nearest hospital, a family Christmas had to wait. Emergencies can’t wait at the busy Coast Guard Air Station in Kodiak, Alaska. Bering Sea lows (super storms) cause aviation havoc and can bring even the best pilots down. In Hooper Bay, a 16-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound needed a medevac. Battling hurricane-like winds, Smith flew her to Bethel for medical care. When the airport found out that incoming Smith had a patient on board, the tower gave this message to an Alaska jet, also approaching to land (using only instruments). “The Coast Guard has priority, your call Captain.� The Alaska jet answered, “Alright, we’re going to go around and go back to Anchorage.� Smith had a close call in another Alaska storm flying to pick up an 18-month-old girl suffering from uncontrollable seizures. A Village Public Safety Officer in New Stuyahok, Alaska, had used up all the medication trying to stabilize her. Smith said, “We flew overland through a blizzard, blinding snow and heavy icing to this remote Alaskan village.� Radar froze and they couldn’t map — making them lose their bearing. “At one point, we had so much ice in the helicopter we couldn’t stay airborne. We were losing altitude uncontrolled until we got back over the water [where it’s warmer] and got low enough where the ice shut off [stopped building up] and then were able to level out.� Smith’s passion for flying began at an early age. As a boy, Smith’s family traveled to the Outer Banks, NC where he and a friend loved watching helicopters fly over from Elizabeth City. This youngster from New York would not

Crew members aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Haddock tie down bales of marijuana that were seized during a smuggling interdiction 90 miles southwest of San Diego, Oct. 6, 2013. Two suspected smugglers were apprehended and 31 bales of marijuana were seized. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Haddock)

CDR Jeremy Smith. Photo/Jeanne McKinney

have expected that he would be flying rescue missions for the Coast Guard. “It was always the flying – that’s why I joined. My friend and I thought it would be fun,� Smith said. Coast Guard “fun� started out on a cutter. “I drove a 5,000-ton ice-breaker on the Great Lakes before I was selected for flight school,� said Smith, who graduated from Navy Flight School, the USCG transition course and Advanced Helicopter Rescue School. He also earned a safety certificate from the USC School of Engineering and a master’s degree in Safety Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Smith says from day one, “Nothing has been easy.� He states, “I never really thought I’d be good, I just decided to do my best and see where that took me.�

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United Way of San Diego County aims to create better opportunities for San Diegans BY KRISTINA HOUCK From helping students graduate high school, to assisting the unemployed find work, United Way of San Diego County aims to create better opportunities for San Diegans. “We are always encouraging community support in a way that allows the less fortunate people in the community to increase their ability to function effectively in society,” said Doug Sawyer, president and CEO of United Way of San Diego County. For more than 90 years, United Way of San Diego County has been a local nonprofit fundraising organization that focuses on bringing together people and resources to assist those in need and improve the quality of life for all in the county. Like the nearly 1,400 other United Way organizations across the country, a local volunteer board of directors governs United Way of San Diego County, and all funds raised in San Diego are invested back into the local community. A board member in the early 1990s, Sawyer returned to the organization in 2005 after he retired from banking. At the time, United Way was not meeting its fundraising goals, but still donating to about 150 agencies every year. Donors requested the organization make a change to make a bigger difference in the community, Sawyer said. “We were raising less money each year,” Sawyer said. “We needed to change and be more focused on what we were doing as opposed to scattered.” To meet the needs of the community United Way of San Diego County serves, Sawyer created a business model for the organizations. Leaders decided to focus on ensuring all San Diegans have education, income and health, or “the building blocks for a good life.” In addition, United Way works toward a scalable solution to move the region’s most chronically homeless into housing and support services. Behind Los Angeles and New York, San Diego has the

(Top) For United Way’s Day of Action 2013 in June, corporate volunteers helped fund and assemble 25,000 bilingual summer book kits for low-income children. Photo/United Way of San Diego County; (Bottom) Fred Martinez, a formerly homeless veteran, is now the proud owner of a used car thanks to the Ways to Work car loan program, funded by United Way and the Leichtag Foundation. Photo/United Way of San Diego County

third largest homeless population in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2012 Point-in-Time Report. To end chronic homelessness, United Way created a 10-year plan. The “Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in the San Diego Region,” or PTECH, was released in 2006. The plan, which is currently being implemented by United Way and its partners, advocates providing affordable housing and supportive services to help move the chronically homeless off the streets and into stable living and working situations. Last year, the organization helped transition 177 people off the streets, Sawyer said. “We feel real good about the progress we’re making,” he said. “It’s good progress, but there is still a long way to go.” The progress wouldn’t be possible without United Way’s donors, roughly 50 staff members, about 125 governing volunteers and several hundred other volunteers, Sawyer noted. Last fiscal year, the organization raised almost $19 million. This fiscal year, the organization has set a $20 million fundraising goal, Sawyer said. The long-term goal for United Way is to get at the root of problems and change the conditions before they become critical issues. Sawyer added he wants “United Way to be recognized as the go-to organization dealing with major social changes in San Diego.” “What we’re doing is creating systemic change in the community,” he said. “It’s really just ongoing efforts every day as opposed to one major emphasis or event.” To learn more about United Way of San Diego County, visit Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

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Carmel Valley Middle School to hold Winter Music Concerts Dec. 11 and 12 Carmel Valley Middle School’s award-winning music ensembles, under the direction of Music Director Scott Drechsel, invite you to attend their annual Winter Music Concerts. The Wednesday, Dec. 11, performance will feature the Bobcat Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra. The Thursday, Dec. 12, performance will feature the Bobcat Band, the Symphonic Band, the Wind Ensemble, and the A.M. Jazz Band. In total, the Winter Concerts will showcase the talents of over 200 musicians. “I’m excited for this concert as the CVMS bands and orchestras have been putting forth a tremendous amount of effort for this concert,” said Scott Drechsel. “The students continue to grow within their group with every passing month.” The entire community is invited to attend. A bake sale will follow the performances. Both performances will be at the Carmel Valley Middle School Performing Arts Center, 3800 Mykonos Lane, San Diego, beginning at 6 p.m. A $10 per family donation at the door is suggested to support to the Carmel Valley Music Boosters, Inc. For more information about the Carmel Valley Music Boosters, Inc., visit

Coastal Cities Jazz Band to present ‘swinging’ holiday concert The Coastal Cities Jazz Band will perform popular holiday music during “A Swinging Holiday Concert” Dec. 15 at Calvary Lutheran Church. Vocalists Michael Ruhl, Jo Ann Sharp, and Rick Evans will join the band on tunes such as “White Christmas,” “Happy Holiday,” “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” In addition, the band will perform “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night.” The show will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 424 Via de la Valle in Solana Beach. Tickets cost $15, and $12 seniors and students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Gary Adcock at 858-775-1113.

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Holiday Tree Lighting event to be held in Solana Beach Dec. 8 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. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Throughout the evening the community will be entertained by the very merry music of award-winning pianist Robert Parker, and the Nutcracker Youth Dancers from the All Star Dance Studio. Once the switch is flipped by Mayor Mike Nichols, and the tree lights turn on, all eyes will be watching for Santa’s arrival by a fire-truck escort, scheduled for 5:20 p.m. Children will have the chance to ask Santa for that most important gift and to remind him just how good they’ve been all year. In addition, the event will include sweets, treats, cider and coffee to go along with all the fun. Fletcher Cove Park is located at 111 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach.

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents ‘The Humbug Holiday Spectacular’ North Coast Repertory Theatre is breaking with theatre tradition this holiday season. Rather than staging a tried-and-true classic, the intimate theatre is proudly presenting an inventive world premiere musical, “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular.” This comedic, colorful and crazy spoof is full of witty songs, vibrant dance numbers and a little bit of everything to please even the grouchiest of holiday humbug-ers. Follow Horatio the Humbug on a hilarious, fun-filled adventure to create the perfect musical holiday spectacular. This holiday treat is suitable for the entire family. “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular” previews begin Wednesday, Dec. 11. Opening Night on Friday, Dec. 13, includes a post-show reception. The show plays through Saturday, Dec. 28 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, in Solana Beach. Preview tickets cost $25. Regular tickets cost $30. Seniors, students and military receive $3 off full-price tickets. Season subscribers receive $5 off full-price tickets. Flex tickets may be exchanged for this show. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit

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Celebrate the Holidays at ‘Winter Wonderland’ event in Del Mar Dec. 7 Throughout the month of December, Del Mar will be transformed into a winter wonderland, ringing in the season with a host of holiday events and festivities. Saturday, Dec. 7, kicks off “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar Village” with a full day of interactive events, including Winter Wonderland, the annual Tree Lighting ceremony, and an outdoor movie. The West corner of Camino Del Mar, 15th Street, and the Del Mar Plaza will be the locations for the day’s festivities, including taking your own personal holiday pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, or dressing up with goofy props and ugly sweaters in the outdoor Holiday Photo Booth. Seasonal tunes will be performed by the Original Dickens Carolers, and real snow can be found at St. Peter’s Church. The Del Mar Village Restaurant’s Holiday Cookies competition will be accepting votes for the best cookie, while serving warm drinks. Local dance studios will perform on the Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Deck. Children can also participate in the Passport to the North Pole, receiving points from participating retailers to redeem for special prizes. The celebration will come to a close with the Tree Lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. and an outdoor movie showing of the holiday comedy, “Elf”, at the L’Auberge Amphitheater at 5:15 p.m. Picnic baskets can also be ordered from local participating restaurants to accompany the movie night for an evening family-picnic. “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar Village” continues on Sunday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 21, with “Santa By

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the Sea” at the L’Auberge Amphitheater, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. These two festive days are the perfect opportunities to take personal pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus while listening to the Original Dickens Carolers. For more information on the events of “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar”, visit www.

Del Mar area businesses to hold Holiday Shopping event Dec. 6 to support Rady Children’s Hospital Multiple Del Mar businesses are coming together with their community to present a Holiday Shopping Bazar from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, with a portion of proceeds going to Rady Children’s Hospital. Del Mar Kids, V’s Barbershop, Mia Bella Couture, Urban Pi, Del Mar Swirls, Beauty and the Boutique, Man Cave, Postal Annex, Beaming and Wink Optometry will be presenting holiday shopping options, entertainment, and food and drink at the Del Mar Center shopping complex, located at 2683 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 92014 (just east of the I-5 and in front of Albertsons). Del Mar Kids owner Staci Wax-Vanderwiel, who has been supporting Rady Children’s Hospital for years, has rallied her fellow businesses and has planned an evening of shopping, dining and “doing good.” Participating businesses will showcase unique gifts, such as classic shave sets from V’s Barbershop, high fashion eyeglasses from Wink Optometry, organic Beaming bites and

treats, and the latest holiday couture from Mia Bella Couture and The Back Room. Urban Pi will provide a sampling of all organic pizzas and salads, and Del Mar Swirls will be involved as well, donating to the charity for the night’s event. Beauty and the Boutique will have makeup artists and hair stylists on hand, while shoppers wander the outdoor courtyard bazar and tour the individual stores. Girl Scout Troop 1312 will provide $2 gift wrap with all proceeds donated to the cause. In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds from the evening, the retailers are also sponsoring a toy drive for hospitalized children. For every new unwrapped toy donated, customers will receive special raffle tickets to win a variety of goods and services from participating stores. For more information about the Del Mar Center Holiday Bazar, please contact Stina Bullock at or Scott McDaniel at

Flower Hill Promenade to present ‘Weekend with Santa’ The newly renovated Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar will host a “Weekend with Santa” Dec. 7-8. This family-friendly event will begin with breakfast at the newly opened Sea & Smoke from 8-10 a.m. where Santa will greet, take photos and hear attendees’ Christmas wishes. Children’s tickets will be $13 (inclusive with tax and gratuity) and will include a pancake with a side of fruit and milk, while adult tickets will be $17 (inclusive of tax and gratuity) for a choice of one entree and beverage. Tickets can be purchased at www. After breakfast, families are encouraged to enjoy arts and crafts near Geppetto’s Toy store while Santa walks around the outdoor shopping center greeting children and taking photos. Flower Hill Promande is located at 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014;

Festive Cedros Avenue Open House Holiday Event to be held Dec. 7 The Cedros Avenue Merchants Association in Solana Beach will hold its Annual Open House Holiday Event on Dec. 7, from 2-7 p.m. This is the largest event the North County design district holds each year. Most of the 85-plus merchants in the street are actively organizing the event and will participate by having their stores offer special events, such as belly dancing, exhibits, complimentary beverages and food, special sales, product give-aways, and live music. This will be the perfect opportunity to interact with business owners while also enjoying complimentary food and great music. Many stores will also be holding product give-away events. The atmosphere and the weather last year was amazing bringing thousands of visitors to Cedros avenue. For more information on the event, contact Cindy Cruz at: or visit; 444 S. Cedros Avenue, Studio 295, Solana Beach, CA 92075.


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Local photographer to host first show at Rancho Santa Fe home BY KRISTINA HOUCK From lampshades to sunsets, local photographer Robert Bejar sees beauty in everything. “Sometimes you have to get close to something to see what it is,” said Bejar, who lives in Encinitas. Although he has only worked as a photographer for six months, Bejar has quickly developed his own style. With a low-resolution camera, he shoots photos of both ordinary objects and extraordinary sceneries. He then enlarges the photos and displays them on canvases. “When I blow them up, you see the image as a painting, not a photograph,” Bejar said. “That’s the beauty of this. It’s all about the color, composition, contrast and how it makes you feel.” While cooking six months ago, Bejar shot an up-close photo of three beets on a plate. He was inspired to snap even more photos after a friend complimented the shot. Unlike other photographers, Bejar said he doesn’t stage his shots with lighting and other tricks of the trade. Instead, he captures whatever moves him. “I take the time to look left or right,” he said. “I’m always in the moment. I’m always very present.” Bejar learned to appreciate the beauty around him after he was severely injured in a motorcycle accident at 21 years old. “I checked out,” Bejar recalled. “I saw my life. I saw a big, bright light. I knew I was dying. I saw my body on the ground.” Initially, he was temporarily paralyzed. With determination and hard work, Bejar learned how to walk again. He was able to walk without a cane in three months. It took him about two years to fully recover. “From that moment on, you appreciate everything,” said Bejar, who has an adult son. “Certain things in life bring that to you up close and personal again.” At the time of the accident, Bejar was studying fine art and dance at Arizona State University. After the accident, he used dance as physical therapy. Bejar later joined a private dance studio in Arizona,

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eventually touring with the Gary Naylor Dance Company. When he moved to San Diego 34 years ago, he performed with Jazz Unlimited Dance Company, the San Diego Ballet and other local organizations. For 30 years, he also worked as a personal fitness trainer and holistic health practitioner at a variety of health and fitness centers, most recently at Frog’s Fitness in Encinitas and Solana Beach. For more than five years, Bejar hosted and produced his own local television program, “Just Fitness.”

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He was also a fitness correspondent for local news stations. For a brief stint, Bejar moved to Santa Monica and pursued acting. He landed roles in commercials and television shows, but eventually returned to San Diego. Two years ago, he launched a singing telegram business. Still a part-time personal trainer, Bejar has always had an interest in the arts. He recalled acting, dancing, drawing and singing as a young child. He taught himself how to play guitar and was a member of a high school band called Cast Iron Soul. Photography is his latest passion. “It just seems so natural,” he said. “It’s just another natural transition.” For the first time, Bejar will share his

work with the public during his Dec. 14 art show at a friend’s home. About 30 pieces will be on display and available for sale at the event, which will take place from 2-4 p.m. in Rancho Santa Fe. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Angel Faces, an Encinitas-based nonprofit that serves adolescent girls who have been burned and helps them overcome their scars. “This is another way of expressing myself and sharing with others,” Bejar said. “I really look forward to showing my friends, my family and others what I’m doing.” To RSVP for the event and receive the specific event location, contact Bejar at 310595-5222.

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Dance presents ‘Falling Snow’ Dec. 11-13 The Canyon Crest Academy Envision Dance Conservatory will present “Falling Snow” Dec. 11-13. Written by CCA Dance Director Rayna Stohl, “Falling Snow” is inspired by the classic fairy tale “Snow White.” Stohl’s version explores the concepts of beauty, friendship and love while incorporating the seven deadly sins into the narrative, all told through the art of dance. Show dates and times are 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11; 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12; and 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. All shows are open to the public and will take place in Canyon Crest Academy’s Proscenium Theater located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road in Carmel Valley. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cca-envision. org/events.html.

“Falling Snow” is inspired by the classic fairy tale “Snow White.”


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Dapper Holidays to You and Yours! 22nd Annual Red Nose Run/Walk benefit to be held Dec. 13 in Del Mar Sign up now! Del Mar’s 22nd Annual Red Nose Run/Walk will be held on Friday. Dec. 13, at Del Mar Beach (Powerhouse Park). Benefiting two local 501 c 3 charities, Semper Fi and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, this popular holiday event is enjoyed by all ages and levels of fitness. “This is the most unique and heart-warming fun run ever” Al Bernotas said. “We applaud our participants, especially those who have been injured defending our freedom.” The special run/walk provides an opportunity to join together in an atmosphere filled with the holiday spirit of giving and gratitude. Held at beautiful Del Mar beach it doesn’t get better than that! Besides, where else will you see antlers and red noses running on the beach? Stick around for the lively auction, raffle and hors d’oeuvres that takes place on the beachfront patio of trendy Poseidon Restaurant. The auction items include unique opportunities and trips at prices that can’t be beat! Save on early registration! Go to: http://www. Registration on race day begins at 1 p.m.

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Passion Fine Jewelry: A ‘jewelry shop’ like no other Passion Fine Jewelry owners Tim and Janna Jackson know that jewelry stores can be intimidating and maybe a little uncomfortable. At Passion Fine Jewelry, you will not find the traditional decor of counters and display cases. You will, however, discover private dinners with world-famous European master watchmakers flown in to meet collectors — elevating Passion Fine Jewelry to a class of near perfection. Make no mistake, these guys are not just about special events and a comfortable store. Experience light dancing in Hearts on Fire diamonds, rare watches, custom designs, repair and restoration services at Passion. If you want the inside scoop on the world’s finest watches, custom or antique jewelry, stop by Passion Fine Jewelry the next time you are in Solana Beach. Or better yet, make a special trip and meet Tim and Janna and visit a “jewelry shop” that is arguably the best in San Diego County. Passion Fine Jewelry is located at 415 S. Cedros (in the Cedros Design District) at the South Cedros Crossings. You can contact Passion Fine Jewelry via phone at 858-794-8000 or visit More about the Jacksons and Passion Fine Jewelry: •No counters, no barriers, just a place where people … can simply talk. •There is “above and beyond” and then there is Tim, hand-delivering a watch to London Heathrow on Christmas Eve. •Question: When is a jewelry store, not a jewelry store?

Janna and Tim Jackson Answer: When Tim and Janna Jackson are in charge and when it’s a community. Undoubtedly, the Jacksons provide unparalleled customer service, but what may be even more impressive is that they value and understand certain aspects of business that few others even recognize. Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

Christmas play ‘Why Me?’ at St. Therese Dec. 8 It’s time for the annual Christmas play presented by the children and adults of the St. Therese of Carmel parish and Notre Dame Academy. “Why Me?” begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the parish hall. Have you ever wondered about the Christmas nativity scenes abounding during this time of year? This year marks the 900th anniversary of the original display of the Christmas creche. Saint Francis of Assisi, known for his charity and humility, was inspired to begin this lovely devotion in the 13th century. Directed by Maria Peterka, with Vincent Pham as Saint Francis and a supporting cast of 30 enthusiastic players, the play serves as an hour-long respite from the shopping and baking bustle of the season.

Performers in rehearsal for “Why Me?” Admission to “Why Me?” is free. The entertainment will be followed by a reception with arts and crafts for children. St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church is at 4355 Del Mar Trails Road in Carmel Valley. For more information, call the parish office at (858) 481-3232 or visit sttheresecarmel. org.

Holiday Blanket and Jacket Drive ongoing in Del Mar 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 for the annual Holiday Baskets Program. If you are interested in supporting this program, please bring unwrapped blankets and jackets to the Del Mar City Hall Lobby at 1050 Camino Del Mar 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 now through Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. For further information, please contact: Katie Benson at Del Mar City Hall, 858-7559313, or Linette Page at Del Sol Lions, 858-243-3336.


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Soprano Maja Markovic at the Carmel Valley Library on Dec. 11 December’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the library’s community room. It will feature soprano Maja Markovic in arias by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. She will be accompanied by violinists Arina Alexandrova and Wendy Loeb, violist Shannon Yandall, cellist Laura Weil, and flutist Ted Parker. The 45-minute program will include arias from Bach’s Cantatas 51, 82, and 209, arias from Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans and Laudate Pueri Dominum, and the Sinfonia from Bach’s Cantata 21. Markovic, a lyric soprano, completed her education in Belgrade, Serbia, with a bachelor’s in philosophy from University of Belgrade and a diploma in opera performance from School of Music Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic. Afterward, she performed in solo recitals and as a soloist with several choirs in Belgrade, and she toured Germany and Greece. Since moving to San Diego, Markovic has performed at various San Diego and Los Angeles libraries, churches, colleges and concert halls. In March 2009 she sang in “Trial by Jury” and “Rumpelstiltskin” with Lyric Opera San Diego. Recently she has performed with the Caretti Trio, Dionysus Quartet, Volante Chamber Players and other small ensembles. And she has performed with the Balkan Bend in several folk festivals.

Maja Markovic The library is at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call (858) 552-1668.

Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind to perform at Solana Beach Library Dec. 10 Get in the holiday spirit with Adrienne Nims and her talented band Spirit Wind, featuring Pianist J.R. Betts, when they perform a Holiday Jazz Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Solana Beach Library’s Friends Night Out. Nims is a multi-instrumentalist who plays contemporary and world jazz. Her extraordinary versatility showcases her love and interest in many kinds of music. Her passionate energy and dazzling musicianship create an inspiring and unforgettable entertainment experience ( The Friends Night Out program is presented at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075; telephone 858-755-1404. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

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Local ballet companies presenting ‘The Nutcracker’ The Nutcracker ballet performances will be presented by the following: • California Ballet, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22; 7 p.m. Dec. 18-20. San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. Tickets: $30-$90. (858) 560-6741, • City Ballet of San Diego: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22; 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown. Tickets: $29-$69. • San Diego Ballet: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, La Jolla, Tickets: $25-$50. (619) 294-7378. • Moscow Ballet: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17, Jacobs Music Center, 750 B. St., downtown. Tickets: $30-$90. (800) 745-3000.


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Santa Fe Christian students pack meals for typhoon victims in the Philippines BY KRISTINA HOUCK Just before Thanksgiving, local students, parents, teachers and community members came together to help feed the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More than 1,500 volunteers, including the roughly 1,000 K-12 students at Santa Fe Christian Schools, assembled more than 200,000 meals Nov. 21 and 22 at the Solana Beach-based school. “We want our kids to understand that not everybody lives like we’ve been blessed to be able to live,� said Tom Bennett, head of schools. “There are a lot of people with substantial needs out there. We want them to understand that early, be thankful and realize how blessed we are.� Nearly 5,600 people were killed in the Nov. 8 super typhoon. About 1,700 people are still missing and more than 3.8 million have been displaced. To provide some relief, students and volunteers assembled food packages of rice, soy meal, dried vegetables and vitamin supplements. Each package cost $0.25. “I feel really blessed that we are able to help people,� said 11-year-old Morgan Yacullo. She and several of her sixth grade classmates at Santa Fe Christian held a bake sale to raise funds for the project. The group raised $1,000. “It’s amazing how our school let’s us do this. We get to help people. It feels so good to give back.� “I’m learning that we have so many different blessings,� added 12-year-old Lauren Geiser. “It’s important to give back.� The food packaging effort was part of Santa Fe Christian’s third annual “Give Thanks, Give Back� service project in coordination with Friends and Family Community Connection. The local nonprofit organization and its partners have purchased, packaged and shipped more than 9 million meals to people across the U.S. and overseas. During the first year of “Give Thanks, Give Back,� Santa Fe Christian’s kindergartners through fifth graders helped package about 40,000 meals for those in need in Haiti and the U.S. Students helped package about 55,000 meals the following year. This year, organizers decided to expand the project to include all students, raise $50,000 and package 200,000 meals. “There was no rhyme or reason behind that number,

Students and volunteers at Santa Fe Christian Schools pack meals for typhoon victims in the Philippines. Photos/Kristina Houck

we just thought we could do it,� said coordinator and parent Janelle Nelson. “When the typhoon in the Philippines happened, we realized we were supposed to do this many.� The Carmel Valley resident approached school administrators about the concept for the service project three years ago. At the time, she was organizing a Thanksgiving party for her children’s classrooms. “It seemed backward to celebrate us rather than paying it forward,� said Nelson, whose son and daughter are now in fifth and fourth grade. “It’s really awesome to be at a school that embraces being able to pull the entire community together to serve the

needs of others,� she added. “We all come together to bring hope, and relief to people who really need it.� In addition to the 200,000 meals packaged at Santa Fe Christian, 100,000 meals were packaged at Poway High School. The 300,000 meals, along with more than 1,000 water filters, and a variety of toiletries and over-the-counter medications, will be sent in a 40-foot shipping container. “It’s really fun to know that you’re helping other people,� said 11-year-old Amara Dumas. “It’s a great opportunity to serve God.� For more information or to learn how you can help, visit

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St. Peter’s Thrift Shop Fashion Show fundraiser St. Peter’s Thrift Shop held its annual Fashion Show fundraiser on Nov. 25. The proceeds from the luncheon and fashion show will benefit the Episcopal Refugee Network. For more information about St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, see Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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Million-dollar magic at Old Globe gala The Old Globe’s 2013 gala, “A Magical Evening,� netted more than $1 million for the theater’s artistic and educational activities. Co-chaired by Nina Doede and Sheryl White, the black-tie event was held this fall on the Globe’s historic campus in Balboa Park. Lead underwriters for the evening were Audrey S. Geisel and Darlene Marcos Shiley. Other major donors included Debra Turner and Conrad Prebys, along with Sheryl and Harvey White, Nina and Robert Doede, Vicki and Carl Zeiger, Mary Beth Adderley, Pam Wagner, Valerie and Harry Cooper, Gillian and Tony Thornley, Pam Farr, Elaine and Dave Darwin, Joan and Irwin Jacobs and Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods, with many other guests making generous gifts.

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Help fill Santa’s sleigh for those in need at Ocean Air Rec. ‘Snow Day & Pancake Breakfast’ The Ocean Air Recreation Council presents its annual Snow Day & Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 7 at Ocean Air Community Park. A visit from Santa, 50-foot snow sled run, arts and crafts, holiday giving, games and other activities are part of the festivities. The event runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Those who bring an unwrapped toy or bag of nonperishable food to the Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, through Dec. 6, receive four tickets to the pancake breakfast. The breakfast is otherwise $5 per person. Call (858) 552-1687 or visit

Enjoy festive ‘Garden of Lights’ at San Diego Botanic Garden Evening strolls through San Diego Botanic Garden are set for 5-9 p.m., Dec. 7-23 and Dec. 26-30 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. The holiday event features a winter wonderland with 150,000 sparkling lights and “snow “ for sledding (weather permitting, bring your own disc or sled (no metal runners). There will also be musical entertainment, puppet shows, campfires, s’mores, hot mulled wine, coffee and cocoa. Blonde Belgian Draft Horses will provide wagon rides and kids can make crafts in The Ecke Building, home to the nutcracker exhibit. Santa visits 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7-23 for photos in the Victorian Gazebo. Admission: $14-$6. (760) 436-3036.

of theater events offered through the Holidays Author Alan Mindell to speak at Solana Beach Library event A variety • The musical “Side Show,â€? La Jolla Playhouse, through Dec. 15, Mandell Weiss Theatre Local author Alan Mindell will be at the Solana Beach Library Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m., to share his writing experience. His first novel, “The Closer: A Baseball Love Story,â€? was published this year. Mindell is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, where he played three years of varsity baseball (center field). Reader reviews of the novel include: “If you love baseball and a good love story this is a winning combination. I heartily recommend it!â€?; and, “Hopefully, The Closer is the ‘opener’ of the writing career of Alan Mindell.â€? Copies of the book will be available for purchase that evening. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075; (858) 755-1404.

Robin Henkel to perform at Zel’s Del Mar Blues and jazz musician Robin Henkel is set to perform not once, but twice at Zel’s Del Mar. The local artist will perform 8-11 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8-11 p.m. Dec. 21 at Zel’s Del Mar, located at 1247 Camino Del Mar. 858755-0076.

on UCSD campus. Tickets: From $15. (858) 550-1010. • “The Little Mermaid,â€? J*Company Youth Theatre, Dec. 6-15, Garfield Theatre at JCC, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $14-$16. (858) 362-1348. • “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!â€? The Old Globe, to Dec. 28 Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Balboa Park. Tickets: From $37 and $24. (619) 23-GLOBE. • “A Christmas Carol Live Radio Playâ€? from Cygnet Theatre Company in Old Town. Tickets: From $32. (619) 337-1525. • “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular,â€? premiere spoof from Phil Johnson, Omri Schein and James Olmstead, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach, Dec. 11-28. Tickets: From $32. (858) 481-1055.

Learn steps to care for aging parents at workshop to be held at the Carmel Valley Library Dec. 10 A free workshop will be held Dec. 10 by Hoover Luster Wealth at the Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The workshop will address issues such as anticipating your loved one’s daily living activity needs and preparing for the responsibilities of being a caregiver. It will also explore planning options that meet your loved one’s needs with helpful tips and resources. The workshop runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Registration is not required. Contact the library at (858) 552-1668.

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Hospice of the North Coast honors Friends and Founders Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) hosted “A Vision Realized� Friends and Founders appreciation brunch on Nov. 17 in Carlsbad. During the event, three awards were bestowed: Loretta Ames Award to William Gumpert (posthumous); Founders Award to Connie McIntire; Heart of Hospice Award to Knox and June Williams. The following honorees were also recognized for their contributions: Mary Jane Boyd, Dr. Robert and Jaleh Brunst; Father Paul Camm (posthumous); Kay Cogswell, LCSW; Mary Eacott, RN, MSN; Father Michel Gagnon (posthumous); Keator Hayes; LeAyn Ingels; Scott Johnson; David Kulchin; Andre “Toni� Leightag (posthumous); Colleen O’Harra; Ruth Joy Orner, PhD; Anne Portante Speraw and Ray Taylor (posthumous). Photos courtesy of Eva Stimson For more information, visit or call (760) 431-4100.

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Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting Ceremony The Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting Ceremony was held at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center on Dec. 1. Attendees joined Rabbi David Kornberg and the Beth Am Choir for the lighting of the 5th night candle on the Hanukkah while the Beth Am Choir sang Hanukkah songs. Look for photos in the next issue (Dec. 12) of the Holiday Celebration with Santa event held Dec. 4 (after presstime) at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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Chef Grace Abdo to be featured at Macy’s cooking class Dec. 28 Carmel Valley resident Grace Abdo, chef and founder of La Reine des Macarons (in French, “The Queen of Macarons�) has been invited by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room to feature her gourmet, gluten-free food delicacy at a “Rising Star� cooking class series on Saturday, Dec. 28. The event begins at noon at the Macy’s Home Store in Westfield Mission Valley mall, 1555 Camino del la Reina in San Diego. Arrive 15 minutes early to secure a seat. In her “French Macarons on the Spice Trail� cooking class, chef Abdo will demonstrate how to make French macarons utilizing exotic flavors and pure spices that were traded on the historic spice trail as far back as the 15th century. Abdo will integrate curry and cinnamon into two macaron recipes: Fresh hummus with black kalamata olives, feta cheese and curry; and caramelized and sundried tomatoes with Parmesan cheese and cinnamon. “The spice trail refers to the trade between ancient civilizations in Asia, northeast Africa, Mexico, and Europe. During the 15th century, only six spices were known: pepper, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron and vanilla,� Abdo explained. “In fact, by the end of the


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San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Robert Naughton, 270 N. El Camino Real, Suite F471, Encinitas, CA 92064. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/02/2013. Robert Naughton, Owner. DM1050. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013. City of Del Mar Design Review Board Agenda Del Mar Communications Center 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE HEARING FROM AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA (ORAL COMMUNICATIONS) DESIGN REVIEW BOARD/STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items) DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR ADMINISTRATIVE DESIGN REVIEW(S): None CONTINUED APPLICATIONS: ITEM 1 DRB-13-17 CDP-13-05 LC-13-05 APN: 300-011-10 Location: 150 13th Street Applicants/Owners: Mark Savage and Lisa Crawford Agent: Batter Kay Associates Zone: R2 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Land Conservation and Coastal Development Permits to demolish two existing residences and construct a new, two-story, singlefamily residence over basement with associated grading, landscaping and structural site improvements. Note: This project is located within the Coastal Commission’s appeals area. Item continued at the November meeting with the applicant’s consent, date certain, to the January meeting NEW APPLICATION(S): ITEM 2 DRB-13-22 CDP-13-07 LC-13-07 APN: 300-094-07 Location: 149 11th Street Applicants/Owner: Glynn and Colette Bolitho Agent: Bokal and Sneed Architects Zone: R2 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Joseph Smith, AICP, Associate Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Coastal Development and Land Conservation Permits

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NORTH COAST change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00077391-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: SAMARIA V. LOFTON and HENRY J. LOFTON Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name ZAKIYA TRENAY KYLE to Proposed Name ZAKIYA TRENAY LOFTON. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jan 10, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM Dept C-46. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News. Date: Nov. 26, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV527. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 570 Rancheros Drive, Suite 240 San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 471-4237 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: November 21, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: MAKETPLACE GRILLE The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3870 Valley Centre Dr., Ste. 303, San Diego, CA 92130 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 – On-Sale Beer and Wine – Eating Place CV526. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032830 Fictitious Business Name(s): New Horizon Farms Located at: 3755 Avocado Blvd., #236, La Mesa, CA, 91941, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 3755 Avocado Blvd., #236, La Mesa, CA 91941. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 10/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: New Horizon Distributing, Inc., 3755 Avocado Blvd., #236, La Mesa, CA 91941, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/21/2013. Sheri L. Keyeski, President/CEO. CV525. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013

December 5, 2013 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 5/1/1937. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jerome M. Sanfilippo, 8651 Production Ave., San Diego, CA 92121, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/21/2013. Jerome M. Sanfilippo. CV524. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031910 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Wells Enterprises b. Party Floats c. My Green Living Shop Located at: 9360 Activity Rd., Ste. D, San Diego, CA, 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Judy Wells, 4040 Hancock St., #902, San Diego, CA 92110. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/13/2013. Judy Wells. DM1045. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 325 S. Melrose Drive Vista, CA 92081 North County PETITION OF: MELINDA KIM HOLINGER for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00076104-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name MELINDA KIM HOLINGER to Proposed Name MELINDA KIM KONANI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of

name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: 1/14/14 Time: 8:30 AM Dept 26. The address of the court is same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Del Mar Times. Date: NOV. 19, 2013. K. Michael Kirkman Judge of the Superior Court DM1044. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032491 Fictitious Business Name(s): Veggies Don’t Bite Located at: 2195 Avenida Toronja, Carlsbad, CA, 92009, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 11/8/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sophia T. DeSantis, 2195 Avenida Toronja, Carlsbad, CA 92009. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/19/2013. Sophia T. DeSantis. DM1043. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032100 Fictitious Business Name(s): Schmidt National Law Group Located at: 591 Camino De La Reina, #100, San Diego, CA, 92108, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 11/14/13. This business is hereby registered

by the following: Martin Schmidt, 591 Camino De La Reina, #100, San Diego, CA 92108. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/14/2013. Martin Schmidt, Owner. DM1040. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031676 Fictitious Business Name(s): McCann Construction Located at: 1320 Tower Dr., Vista, CA, 92083, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 05/15/2001. This business is hereby registered by the following: Terrence A. McCann, 1320 Tower Dr., Vista, CA 92083. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/08/2013. Terrence A. McCann. CV523. Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031588 Fictitious Business Name(s): Kim Transport Located at: 8225 Jade Coast Rd., #125, San Diego, CA, 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 10/21/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Kim H. Grande, 8225 Jade Coast Rd., #125, San Diego, CA 92126. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/07/2013. Kim H. Grande. CV522. Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031233 Fictitious Business Name(s): Solo Success Located at: 7130 Shoreline Dr. #1212, San Diego, CA, 92122, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business has not yet started. This

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San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 10/15/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Christopher Chan, 5318 Ruette De Mer, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/31/2013. Christopher Chan, Owner. CV521. Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031453 Fictitious Business Name(s): Activations Art Located at: 10768 Scripps Ranch Blvd. #301, San Diego, CA, 92131, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 11/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Regina van Griethuysen, 10768 Scripps Ranch Blvd. #301, San Diego, CA 92131. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/06/2013. Regina van Griethuysen. DM1037. Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-030904 Fictitious Business Name(s): Parsa Rug Gallery Located at: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Parsa Gallery LLC, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/30/2013. Minoo Yashin, President. DM1041. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013

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December 5, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Prob Code Section 19050) In re the Miller Living Trust created August 14, 1992, as restated, by GERALD S. MILLER, Decedent. NOTICE is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101, and mail or deliver a copy to Diana Elspeth Richie, as Trustee of the trust dated August 14, 1992, as restated, of which the Decedent was a settlor, c/o Michael B. Furman, Attorney At Law, 16766 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite 209, San Diego, California 92128, within the later of



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Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Turf Bocce Tournament slated for March 23

Preparations are in full swing for Rotary’s 18th Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament at the Del Mar Horse Park on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Everyone is encouraged to save the date for this annual fundraiser and “Family Day” targeted to raise over $50,000 for youth and humanitarian programs. Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotarians are currently signing up sponsors and auction donors. Title sponsor will be the Essick-Sims Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch, but other sponsors are still needed, from Court Sponsor to VIP Sponsor. “Although many people have said that they don’t know how to play bocce, it is amazing how only a few games will lead them to want a bocce set for a birthday or holiday present,” said Vicky Mallett, Bocce 2014 co-chair. All dollars raised by the Bocce Tournament go to worthy activities, most of which benefit youth pro-

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BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN Aromatic herbs and spices scream holiday cheer along the produce aisles. Here’s a winter wonderland of quintessential holiday flavorings to help you get the most from your sweet and savory treasured recipes. Sage advice A member of the mint family and close cousin to basil, sage can be overpowering so follow the culinary ethos — less is more. A little of this musky, grayish-green leaf goes a long way with fatty meats and fowls, both dialing up flavor and aiding digestion. Sage equally enlivens vegetarian dishes from risottos and stuffings

to tomato sauces and roasted potatoes. For the full flavor oomph, add sage toward the end of cooking or use dried instead of fresh, with a more pungent personality. This anti-inflammatory Balkan herb has been revered for centuries for its healing powers, easing scratchy throats and creaky joints, putting the skids on menopausal flashes, boosting oral health and tweaking memory — don’t forget that! Mint condition Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs since classical times for its culinary and medicinal attributes. A hybrid of winter mint and spearmint, peppermint cools the palate and jazzes up everything from taboulis, pilafs, lamb dishes and assorted soups to hot cocoas, chocolate brownies and soufflés. As an added boon, this high fiber, vitamin-rich, antioxidant powerhouse has been linked to controlling bad cholesterol (and breath), heart rate and blood pressure, easing irritable colons and sunburns, and soothing mind, body and soul when inhaling the aromatic essential oils. Pod cast Cardamom is one of the world’s priciest spices,

behind only saffron and vanilla bean. Known globally as the “Queen of Spices,” cardamom was held in high esteem by ancient peoples as an aphrodisiac, teeth whitener, sensuous perfume and relief from over indulgent eating. Indigenous to south India and member of the ginger family, there are three cardamom varieties — green, black and Madagascar. Cardamom maintains its expressive, aromatic flavor and scent when bought in pods, which are then peeled and discarded. Seeds (that can be ground in a coffee grinder) have a less distinct flavor than fresh pods, while prepared ground seeds are the mildest form. Cardamom is a staple spice in Indian cuisine, especially curries and lentils, perks up a cup of joe, and gives an exotic accent to pie crusts, strudels, rice dishes, chicken and duck. A pinch is plenty for this potent spice that’s also a great digestive aid. Full of ginger The gnarly beige tuber with fibrous cream-colored flesh is either grated fresh, ground into pungent powder or formed into candied nuggets to give a smooth,

warm bite to seasonal holiday treats. Ginger enlivens comfort drinks, squash soups, stirfries, roasted roots, nut breads, cookies, cream cheese frostings and preserves. Ginger’s a natural remedy for all that ails you from morning sickness and digestive discomfort to stuffy noses and scratchy throats. When buying ginger root, look for glabrous-skins with few knots and branches, and a fresh, spicy scent. For milder, less stringy ginger, pick immature, stubbier stems. Nip in the bud Although available year round, the sweet an aromatic flavor of cloves enhances apple ciders, hearty soups, fruit compotes and pumpkin pies. Cloves are a dense little package loaded with phytonutrients and essential oils, heart-healthy omega-3s, calcium and immune-boosting Cs. The first breath mint in history, Chinese courtiers sucked on fragrant cloves for fresh breath

Cardamom Rice Pudding Ingredients 1 8-ounce can evaporated milk 8 ounces almond milk 1 cup short-grain rice (cooked) 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 4 large eggs 1/2 cup golden raisins 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg and cardamom Method: Preheat oven

when they had sittings with the emperor. A close shave An enchanting woodsy spice from the tropical evergreen, nutmeg is loaded with essential oils and other phyto-goodies having antioxidant, anti-fungal and antidepressant properties, along with boosting bone health and managing stress. Nutmeg is equally divine in savory and sweet dishes. Dial up seasonal sips, including eggnogs, mochas, apple ciders or mulled wines. For sassy warm wilted spinach salads, zippy Alfredo sauces, soufflés, risottos, lasagnas, pumpkin dishes, rice puddings, apple pies and peach cobblers — a little dash will do you. Whip up a Moroccan dry rub blending nutmeg, chili, cumin, rose petals, cinnamon and cardamom to invigorate chicken, lamb or wild-caught fish. Where possible, buy whole nutmeg for longer-lasting distinct flavor. Use a microplane and grate away.

to 350 degrees F. Place a large pan of water in the oven. Grease a 2-quart ovenproof casserole bowl. Add milks, rice and spices to the casserole. In a small bowl combine eggs, sugar, extract and beat well. Combine the mixtures. Stir in raisins. Put butter dots on top (optional). Place in the water pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Take a sharp knife and mix the pudding. Lower temperature (325), and continue to bake until set. —For additional holiday recipes email kitchenshrink@

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Congregation Beth Am to hold a ‘farewell Helen Woodward Animal Center to host Holiday Shabbat’ service Dec. 13 activities and crafts for kids at ‘Frosty Farm’ events toForRockin’ 15 years, Congregation Beth Am has held its Rockin’ Shabbat with beautiful music and an

Santa will be visiting Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm and spreading holiday cheer to all children Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To make him feel at home, ‘REAL’ snow will be falling as Miniature Horse “Reindeer” dress up and join in on the holiday activities, along with some of their wintery friends including bunnies, guinea pig, sheep, and more! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other winter holiday, your family will enjoy quality Christmas time together with Santa and animal friends while experiencing fun Christmas activities for kids. For a schedule of events or more information on Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm, visit or contact Santa’s Workshop (a.k.a. the Education Department) at or (858) 756-4117, ext. 318.

Gem Faire coming to Scottish Rite Event Center Dec. 20-22 Gem Faire, the West Coast’s premier gem and jewelry show, will be in San Diego Dec. 20-22 at the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108. More than 100 world renowned importers, exporters and wholesalers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Finished and unfinished jewelry, rare gemstones, jewelry-making tools, supplies and boxes will be available all under one roof. Attendees can also have their jewelry repaired and cleaned while they shop. Classes and demonstrations will be offered. The event will take place noon-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 and valid for the entire weekend. Free parking is also available. For more information, visit or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at 503-2528300 or

Del Mar Country Club hosts third annual fundraiser to benefit the SEAL - NSW Family Foundation Madeleine Pickens and Dominique Plewes will host the third annual fundraiser to benefit the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation on Saturday, March 22. The event will feature golf, a cocktail reception, dinner, and silent and live auctions, all at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Last year’s event raised $850,000 to support active duty SEALs and their families thanks to the generous support of community professionals, leaders, and philanthropists. This year, the Foundation expects to welcome 400 guests, including celebrities and sports professionals, such as quarterback Drew Brees and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. Sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. Auction items will include a trip to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in NYC and celebrity-hosted sports outings, among many others. All proceeds will go to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation, which supports Navy SEALs, their families, and all the NSW warriors. Event times: 9-10 a.m. breakfast and registration; 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. opening ceremony; 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. golf tournament; 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. cocktail reception and silent auction; 6-9 p.m. dinner, live auction and guest speakers. For more information, visit: or

Del Mar Foundation Children’s Committee to hold Holiday Party Dec. 15 at Powerhouse Community Center The Del Mar Foundation Children’s Committee Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. The event will feature a holiday craft by the Del Mar Library and a performance by the San Diego Junior Theatre of “Jingle ARRGH the Way!” This holiday pirate adventure tale is the sequel to “How I Became a Pirate, Holiday Edition.” Refreshments will be served. Reservations must be made at

uplifting service. However, it is now time to say farewell to Rockin’ Shabbat and start a new tradition. Join Congregation Beth Am for a special farewell Rockin’ Shabbat service on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Am is located at 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130. For more information, visit

La Vida Del Mar to host Coastal Artists exhibit Coastal Artists will exhibit artworks at La Vida Del Mar from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, titled Artful Visions. An opening reception, with refreshments, will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4:30-6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. La Vida Del Mar is located at 850 Del Mar Downs Rd., Solana Beach, Calif., 92075, two blocks east of the Coast Rd. and one half block north of Via de la Valle. For more information, call the Program Department at 858-755-1224, and visit www. and

Village Church Community Theater to present classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ The Village Church Community Theater presents a fully staged musical production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” Dec. 13-15. Come witness a heartwarming, family-friendly portrayal of Frank Capra’s masterpiece at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe at 6225 Paseo Delicias. Showings include, Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. For additional information, please contact The Village Church Community Theater at (858) 756-2441 x128, at village church communitytheater@, or online at



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The Geller-Meier Team of Coldwell Banker has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers to provide troops with free calls home Maxine Geller and Eva Meier, Realtors® with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Del Mar, in conjunction with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking local residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. As many as 200,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, local residents can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home. “We all have old cell phones lying around that could be put to good use,” Meier says. “This program keeps them out of landfills and enables soldiers to connect with their family.” Residents can donate their phones on Friday, Dec. 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Cardiff Seaside Market located at 2087 San Elijo Ave. Alternatively, residents can email for pickup on Dec 14.

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Coldwell Banker offices host Toys for Tots Collection Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is once again an official sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Eighteen Coldwell Banker locations throughout San Diego County are registered drop sites for those wanting to donate new, unwrapped toys. Toys and donations will be collected until Dec. 18. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation serves to provide children of local families in need with a shiny new toy for Christmas. “The Toys for Tots drive is a highly anticipated annual event at Coldwell Banker for which we are so proud to support. We encourage community residents to join us in making the holiday season brighter for children in our community,” said Marty Conrad, senior vice president and general sales manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, San Diego and Temecula Valley Region. To find an office near you please go to

Friends of the International Center host dinner and a show The Friends of the International Center at UC San Diego will present their second Friends Dinner Social, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the International Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, off Library Walk. Reservations are being accepted by e-mail to or by calling (858) 534-0731. Reservation and payment is due Dec. 6.

PATRIOT continued from page B6 and interdiction was a milestone for Smith and Sector San Diego. They worked with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to chase down a panga (Mexican wooden boat) using warning shots and disabling fire from a Response Boat. According to a Coast Guard press release dated Oct. 8, “Two suspected smugglers were taken into custody and 31 bales of marijuana were seized.” “We know people and drugs are being smuggled across the border — land and maritime. How much, how often…is there a panga running north right now I don’t know about — probably,” Smith said. “The greatest threat is the threat we don’t know… It’s a big ocean. There’s constant surveillance out there. We’re always looking for the bad guys and when we find them, we start moving ships around — start moving the station around to intercept them.” What does that mean to Smith? “Doing the best job I can to assist the American people. Whether it is direct support when I’m flying to directing SAR/LE/PR response operations or insur-

ing that members I’m charged with are fully mission ready. I’m responsible for my and their actions.” His hardest challenge has been leading dedicated Coast Guard men and women who want to perform well. “Making sure they have the correct equipment, training and proficiency is a constant battle,” he said. Smith said he enjoys watching his crews (air or boat) succeed. “I like to think I had something to do with that.” Smith knows his 17-year-career has impacted his family the most. “I’ve missed Christmases, anniversaries, birthdays, first walk, first talk and school events. From the phone ringing at all hours to leaning over in the middle of the night saying to his wife, ‘Remember that thing I was going to do for you in morning? Yeah — that’s not going to happen. I’ve got to go to work now.’” The rewards of sacrifice come out in a letter from an Alaskan bush pilot, a benefactor of Shallow Water Egress Training (SWET), a Coast Guard technique to get out of an inverted plane in water. Smith helped adapt SWET for local flyers. The pilot wrote, “You guys saved

my life…I was able to get myself out.” The Coast Guard motto “So others may live” speaks in the Key West mariner’s outcome. “I know we saved his life and he got to keep his leg as well,” Smith said. Sacrifice leads to a gunshot teen’s survival, resulting from Smith’s grit to fly in a hurricane when no one else would. Sacrifice reaches beyond duty. Smith won a 2004 CAPT Frank Erickson Heroism Award for successfully navigating a tempestuous blizzard (mentioned earlier in this column) to fly a mom and her toddler, wracked with seizures, to advanced medical care. Smith says, “My wife keeps asking what’s next. I’ll do my best and when my best isn’t good enough we’ll go from there. I’ll take a lot of good experiences and hopefully my mark will be teaching kids about what I went through so they don’t have to go through it. So they can make better decisions to keep their crews safe and maybe find the next way to fix a problem I couldn’t fix.”

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Holiday house fundraising drive comes to Rancho Santa Fe home on Dec. 6 •Public invited to take part in charity drive/event. The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) invites the community to take part in the Holiday House charity drive on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m., benefitting San Diego children, military families, animals and senior citizens. For the annual Holiday House celebration, SDAR members fill a house with new toys, gifts, household items and non-perishable food items to be donated to local charities. Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® charity drive delivered $20,000 in donations and gifts to San Diego charity partners last year. Holiday House benefits the Ambassadors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to supporting local San Diego charities. Charities served through the Holiday House include The Angels Depot, which provides emergency food to seniors living in poverty, Homefront San Diego, serving local military families, PAWS San Diego, which provides essential pet services to low-income seniors, chronically ill and disabled individuals, It’s All About the Kids, which creates programs to enhance the lives of less fortunate children, and Second Chance, which provides job readiness programs and life skills for the homeless and unemployed. The event will be hosted at a stunning, 8,000-square-foot luxury home in Rancho Santa Fe that was recently sold. The event is open to the general public and features food, drinks and live music. For the past month, more than 90 bins were placed in real estate offices and local business to collect donations. These donations will also be delivered to the Holiday House. The event will be held at 7199 Rancho La Cima Dr., Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Cost: $25 suggested donation. Register online or donate in advance at

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