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Residential Customer Del Mar CA, 92014 ECRWSS

Volume XVII, Issue 15


April 18, 2013 Published Weekly

County to look at forming joint powers authority with Ag. District

■ For TPHS grad and author, fantasy comes alive. See page 17

BY JOE TASH The County Board of Supervisors will consider next week whether to form a joint powers authority with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, including a new 14-member board that would oversee day-to-day operations at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The issue will be considered at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tues-

day, April 23. The plan put forward by Supervisors Ron Roberts and Greg Cox calls for each supervisor to appoint one member to the new panel, and the nine members of the 22nd DAA board to fill the rest of the seats. The 22nd DAA currently runs the state-owned fairgrounds, and its board members are appointed by the governor.

“I don’t see this as a revolutionary change but maybe an evolutionary change. At the end of the day we will have a greater voice within the local community,” regarding operations of the fairgrounds, Roberts said. Roberts said he was concerned going into discussion with fairgrounds and state officials that the county not expose itself to

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point one member of the new 14-member panel, which could either be a supervisor or a representative. Roberts said one change is that fairgrounds employees would be subject to county rules instead of state rules. As an example, he said, if the state imposed furloughs on its workers due to financial problems, the See COUNTY, Page 19

Ordinance would allow marijuana dispensaries at four CV locations

■ Another big win for Sharks GU16 Elite team. See page 20 Susan Hendrickson and Jane Lahre sample treats from the Shari’s Berries booth, staffed by with Matt Gehring and Anna Ondik, during the 17th annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event on April 14 at the Hilton Del Mar. See page B16. PHOTO/JON

■ Organization eases young veterans’ re-entry into civilian life. See page B1

financial or legal risks. Since the issue last came before the supervisors in October, county staff have closely analyzed legal and financial issues. “Our people have done a very, very thorough job of going through this,” Roberts said. “I feel comfortable with that.” The agreement under consideration calls for each county supervisor to ap-

BY JOE TASH San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has proposed a revised medical marijuana ordinance that would allow dispensaries to operate in four locations zoned for commercial use in Carmel Valley, as well as commercial and light industrial zones throughout the city of San Diego. The San Diego City Council will get its first look at the proposed ordinance on Monday, April 22. The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will also discuss the ordinance at its meeting on April 25. The major differences

between the new ordinance proposed by Filner, and a previous version approved and later repealed by the City Council, is an expansion of zones where dispensaries can be located, and increased regulation of dispensaries to ensure public safety, said Lee Burdick, director of special projects and legal affairs in the mayor’s office. “(The objective is) to allow enough permitting areas where anyone in San Diego who is in need of this type of medicinal substance can have reasonable access to it, while at the same time proSee MARIJUANA, Page 6

SB may use contingency funds to pay for unexpected Highway 101 costs

New task force’s goal is to improve business climate in Del Mar village

BY JOE TASH Solana Beach officials are considering the use of contingency funds set aside for unanticipated costs on the Highway 101 renovation project to pay for additional work along the 101 corridor. The City Council was given a report on the progress of the $7 million renovation project at its meeting on Wednesday, April 10. City staff has recommended two potential additions to the proj-

BY JOE TASH A new task force made up of merchants and city staff will look at ways the Del Mar city government can assist existing businesses and encourage new businesses to locate in the city. The decision to form the task force came after the City Council discussed a proposal by Mayor Terry Sinnott and Councilman Al Corti, which called on the city to focus its energy and attention on improving

ect, based on the availability of contingency funds: upgrades to the intersection of Plaza Street and Acacia Avenue to include new curb ramps, striped crosswalks and new sidewalks; and building a sidewalk on the west side of Highway 101 from just north of Ocean Street to the northern city limits, near Cardiff State Beach. Both projects would improve See HIGHWAY, Page 6

the business climate in the city’s downtown village area. The action comes in the wake of November’s defeat by Del Mar voters of Proposition J, a downtown revitalization plan supported by city officials and business leaders. A memo included on the City Council’s Monday, April 15, agenda authored by Sinnott and Corti, painted a less-than-rosy picture of See TASK, Page 6

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Dog-free zone planned for Powerhouse Park in Del Mar BY JOE TASH A tot lot and adjacent lawn at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar will soon be off-limits to dogs, based on discussion at Monday’s (April 15) Del Mar City Council meeting. On the agenda was a recommendation made in February by the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee, which was originally suggested by Del Mar resident Rich Ehrenfeld, to create a “barefoot friendly” area in Powerhouse Park where toddlers and small children could play. All five members of the council supported the concept of a dog-free area at the park, and directed staff to draft an ordinance and an enforcement plan. The ordinance will come back to the council at a later date. Currently, leashed dogs are allowed at Powerhouse Park and other parks in the city, and are also allowed on local beaches, although there are seasonal restrictions. From Labor Day through June 14, dogs are allowed unleashed on the city’s North Beach, near the mouth of the San Dieguito River, which is nicknamed Dog Beach. Allowing dogs and kids to mix at playgrounds creates sanitary and safety issues, Ehrenfeld said. “It’s time for Del Mar to get kid-friendly,” said Ehrenfeld, who was the only mem-

ber of the public to speak on the issue at Monday’s council meeting. By keeping dogs out of the tot lot and adjacent lawn area, Ehrenfeld said, families will feel free to let their children play in the grass without fear of contamination from droppings. Councilman Don Mosier, a physician, said the issue is one of public safety. A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control lists 33 different diseases that can be transmitted to humans from dogs or cats. “These are serious health issues,” Mosier said. “The data from around the world says this is a problem. I think we need to create a space that’s dog-free and this is a good place to start,” he said. Other council members also supported the idea of a dog-free zone at Powerhouse Park. Ehrenfeld suggested that signs marking the area be “light-hearted,” and cited a Los Angeles Park where signs prohibit dogs but state, “Bare Feet Welcome.” Mayor Terry Sinnott agreed. “I encourage it to be light-hearted. I’d hate to have 20 signs (saying) ‘Keep your dog out of here,’” he said.

San Diego Blood Bank Donor Center now open in Carmel Valley The San Diego Blood Bank Donor Center in Carmel Valley is now open two days a week. The center is located at Piazza Carmel Shopping Center, 3880 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, 92130. The hours of operation are: Friday – Monday – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

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Del Mar Fairgrounds officials to consider financial aspects of upgrades BY JOE TASH Del Mar Fairgrounds officials agreed to begin looking at the financial aspects of replacing the property’s aging exhibit halls, and also to consider additional uses for the fairgrounds’ under-used satellite wagering facility, at their meeting on Wednesday, April 10. The state-owned fairgrounds, which hosts the annual San Diego County Fair and a major horse racing meet each summer, is operated by the 22nd District Agricultural Association, whose board of directors is appointed by the governor. The board voted unanimously to form a sub-committee to select a financial consultant to study how much the district could afford to pay to replace its existing exhibit halls, and how it could pay for the construction. Replacement of the exhibit halls is a major element of the 22nd DAA’s recently

updated master plan. “I think it’s important for us to get this started,” said board president Adam Day, conceding that the entire process of replacing the exhibit halls will take a number of years. Late last year, the district settled a lawsuit that challenged its master plan on environmental grounds filed by the cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach and the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority. The district is working on a final settlement of a similar lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club. The 22nd DAA’s website lists six exhibit halls on the property – the three largest are O’Brien Hall at 68,680 square feet; Exhibit Hall at 55,200 square feet; and Bing Crosby Hall at 31,900 square feet. Day said after the meeting that hiring a financial consultant is the first step toward See UPGRADES, page 19

Del Mar Mesa revitalizes preserve’s community park plan BY SUZANNE EVANS An update of work needed to launch a Del Mar Mesa community park has become the “top priority” of District One Councilmember Sherri Lightner, who recently met with the city Parks and Recreation Department to continue working on the long-awaited park, located at the eastern end of the mesa, next to Duck Pond Ranch. A “lost world” where

buckwheat that quails love to eat and white California wild lilac trees blossom in the spring in the Del Mar Mesa Preserve are only moments away from the proposed park. The preserve attracts wildlife such as bobcats, rabbits, horned lizards, and even one or two stray mountain lions. “We are looking at an update of plans,” Lightner’s representative Mel Milstein told the Del Mar Mesa com-

munity planning board at its April 11 meeting. Plans for the 4-acre languishing park site, consisting of no fencing and desolate patches of grass, were started over six years ago. “Our new approach will look to build the entire park in one phase,” Milstein said, adding that stopping and restarting work might cause finance sources to dwindle.

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on her work to protect the public since the election is more than one year away. The challenge could come from trial lawyer and Del Mar resident Robert Brewer, who is currently in private practice. He said he filed the necessary paperwork to look into whether to mount a challenge. Brewer, 66, used to be a state and federal prosecutor and was a decorated Army paratrooper in the Vietnam War. ``San Diego County residents deserve a district attorney who will effectively prosecute criminals, put ethics and fairness ahead of politics in the justice system, and be fully committed to the office of district attorney,’’ Brewer said. ``While I anticipate making a formal announcement of candidacy later this year, I have begun securing endorsements and raising the considerable funds necessary to compete successfully in a county that has a population larger than 12 states.’’ Brewer, who is married to U.S. District Judge Irma Gonzalez, said he has received positive feedback from community leaders, current and former prosecutors, and law enforcement and legal professionals.

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BY JAMES R. RIFFEL CITY NEWS SERVICE Bonnie Dumanis confirmed April 12 that she plans to seek a fourth term as San Diego County’s top prosecutor, while a veteran lawyer filed papers that will allow him to explore whether to become her first challenger. A Dumanis campaign spokeswoman sent City News Service a statement that announced the district attorney’s plans. ``I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished in the D.A.’s office during my tenure, including maintaining one of the highest conviction rates in the state of California,’’ said Dumanis, who was first elected in 2002. ``In my next term, I look forward to working with our extraordinary team to pursue justice and put even more innovative crime prevention programs in place to keep our neighborhoods safer.’’ Dumanis has twice been reelected without opposition. However, she ran a sluggish campaign for San Diego Mayor last year and came in fourth in the June primary election, despite dozens of high-profile endorsements. In her statement, she said she is focused

BY JOE TASH A fee to support Del Mar’s Clean Water Program that is added to residents’ water bills will rise by 1.5 percent on July 1. The City Council voted for the increase, which is tied to a corresponding rise in San Diego’s Consumer Price Index for 2012, at its meeting on Monday, April 15. The fee was approved by city voters in 2008. According to Planning and Community Development Director Kathleen Garcia, the fee covers 83 percent of the program’s annual $472,000 budget. According to a report by Garcia, the city’s Clean Water Program is mandated by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. The fee helps pay for such services as street sweeping, storm drain maintenance, water quality testing, education, code enforcement and outreach, said the report. The Clean Water Program fee is based on meter size and water use at each property within the city of Del Mar. According to the report, the bi-monthly base rate for a single family home will rise to $17.06 from $16.81 under the increase approved Monday. The water usage portion of the fee will also increase, according to the report.

Carmel Valley and Earl Warren middle schools named as California distinguished schools BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Eight high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, as well as three specialty schools, were among 218 named as California distinguished schools on April 11. “These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college,’’ Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, said. “Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools.’’ Selection is based on grades and closing performance gaps among demographic groups. The honored high schools are: • Classical Academy, in Escondido; • Granite Hills and Grossmont, in El Cajon; • Del Norte, in 4S Ranch;

• Health Sciences and the Kearny International Business School, in San Diego; • Eastlake, in Chula Vista; and • Valley Center. The middle schools included on the list are: • EJE Middle Academy, in El Cajon; • Aviara Oaks, in Carlsbad; • Parkway, in La Mesa; • Olive Pierce, in Ramona; • Carmel Valley, in San Diego; • Earl Warren, in Solana Beach; and • Bonita Vista and Eastlake, in Chula Vista; The other schools recognized were Mount Everest Academy in San Diego and, in Vista, Guajome Park Academy Charter and the School for Integrated Academics and Technology. The state recognizes elementary schools in alternate years.

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BY JOE TASH The Solana Beach City Council on April 10 approved $100,500 for traffic calming projects along South Cedros Avenue. The city will contribute $48,500, which will be matched by the Cedros Design District Association. An additional $3,500 will be contributed by the Solana Beach Brewery, for curb realignment at 111 South Cedros. The list of projects will include curb popouts and landscaping at Rosa Street; a raised pedestrian crosswalk near 312 South Cedros; a decorative crosswalk at Lomas Santa Fe Drive at the entrance to the South Cedros Design District; realigning the curb and widening sidewalks at 111 South Cedros; constructing raised curb planters at various locations where the pavement is currently striped to mark parking areas; and adding decorative paintings at all crosswalks. The city’s contribution will come from TransNet funds, a voter-approved sales tax to pay for transportation-related projects, said a city staff report.


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Cathedral Catholic student helps man in distress thanks to life-saving techniques he learned through Athletes Saving Athletes BY KAREN BILLING Trevor Brown didn’t think or hesitate, he just acted when he saw a stranger have a cardiac event and stop breathing at Del Mar Highlands Town Center on April 10. The 17-year-old Cathedral Catholic High senior performed CPR until paramedics arrived and said it just seemed “obvious” to spring into life-saving measures. The identity of the man Trevor helped is not known at this time, nor is his current status. “It didn’t seem heroic to me, a situation just presented itself to me and I had to go help,” Trevor said. “It’s not hard to help people when you know what to do.” Performing CPR was something that Trevor had just been trained to do a little over two weeks before at an Athletes Saving Athletes program at his school. He had even taken part in a CPR demonstration video. Athletes Saving Athletes was created by Advocates for Injured Athletes, an organization co-founded by local resident Beth Mallon and her son Tommy after Tommy suffered a life-threatening neck fracture in 2009 while playing lacrosse at Santa Fe Christian School. Student athletes are nominated to attend the day-long program to learn how they can help save a life in the event of head and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness, diabetes and asthma. “I just started sobbing when I heard, absolutely sobbing,” Mallon said of Trevor’s actions. “It’s coming up on the four -year anniversary of Tommy’s accident and to have the program actually bring a direct result, to know one of the athletes was able to recognize the situation and step up and intervene, that’s the whole purpose of the program. It shows it works.” The program started in March 2012 and has trained over 1,000 athletes across San Diego County. “It’s been so much hard work and it was all worth it in that one minute,” Mallon said Trevor, the co-captain of the Cathedral Catholic tennis team, was selected to participate in Athletes Saving Athletes by his coach. The training session was held on March 18. “I was going in pretty cold, I didn’t know a lot of what they taught me, especially I didn’t know much about cardiac arrest,” Trevor said. That Wednesday just a couple weeks later, Trevor and his mom were going to get a post-tennis practice snack at El Pollo Loco in the Highlands. As they were leaving, his mom pointed out that a man appeared to be in trouble. “She said, ‘That doesn’t look good’ and I looked over to see a man laying on the ground with his arms sprayed across the asphalt and a woman panicking on a cell phone, doing CPR with one hand,” Trevor said. “I recognized from my training that one-handed CPR wouldn’t be effective.” Trevor got out of the car and went over to tell the woman he could perform CPR. He found that the man was blue in the face, was not responsive and he couldn’t get a pulse. Trevor began compressions. “After about 30 seconds he made a gasping, gurgling noise so I thought I must be doing something right so I continued compressions,” Trevor said. He kept doing compressions for what he said felt like a long time but was probably only about three minutes until the paramedics arrived, one bystander honking the horn of their car to alert the ambulance of their location. After the paramedics treated the man and had loaded him into the ambulance, a few of them came over to congratulate and thank Trevor for his actions. One told him

Trevor Brown, using training learned at Athletes Saving Athletes, performed CPR on a stranger who had a cardiac event at Del Mar Highlands Town Center last week. Courtesy photo that he can usually tell who is going to make it and who is not and it looked like this man would recover. “I was really happy and excited to hear that he was going to be OK,” Trevor said. Trevor realized that day he just happened to be wearing his Athletes Saving Athletes shirt during the incident. He said he definitely thinks the program is important and that the training can go far beyond just saving an athlete’s life. Trevor, who has always wanted to be a doctor, will attend Occidental College in the fall and plans on majoring in biology. He plans to play tennis as well. “We nominate leadership athletes to take part in Athletes Saving Athletes,” Mallon said. “For him to step up and have the confidence to say ‘I can do this’… it’s just so wonderful.” To schedule the Athletes Saving Athletes program at your high school or middle school, visit or contact Beth Mallon at 1-858-3616553.




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MARIJUANA continued from page 1 tecting our neighborhoods and our kids,” said Burdick. In March 2011, the City Council passed an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in certain industrial areas. According to Burdick, restrictions on locating the dispensaries near schools, churches or other facilities where children are present meant that in reality, dispensaries could operate in only two areas of the city — Barrio Logan and Otay Mesa. People who felt the law was too restrictive gathered enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot, and the council opted in the fall of 2011 to repeal the ordi-

TASK continued from page 1 the city’s current business prospects. “Our downtown businesses are not prospering. Approximately 45 percent of the Plaza is vacant. The Fla-

nance. The new ordinance proposed by Filner allows dispensaries in community commercial and light industrial zones. In Carmel Valley, dispensaries could potentially be located in four areas: commercial centers along Via De La Valle, mostly east of Interstate 5; a commercial center west of I-5 and north of Del Mar Heights Road; commercial zones within Pacific Highlands Ranch; and at the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 56 and I-5. Frisco White, chairman of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, said he will add the proposed ordinance as a discussion item on the board’s April 25 agenda, and members of the

planning board and community can also attend the council hearing on April 22, or send letters to the city with their comments. “The biggest concern I have and I’m sure it would concern the planning board and the community, is it’s so close to schools,” White said. Specifically, he said the commercial center at I-5 and Del Mar Heights is near the Del Mar Hills Elementary School, and Pacific Highlands Ranch commercial area is close to Canyon Crest Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School, as well as the site of future middle school. Some in the community support access to medical marijuana for those who need it.

Long-time Carmel Valley resident Anne Harvey said she’s not a cancer patient on chemotherapy, but, “If I were, I would want (medical marijuana) to be available.” The council is not expected to take action on the item Monday, said Burdick. Rather, it could decide to refer the issue back to the community planning groups for discussion and input, send it to a City Council committee, or direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance. Before the ordinance could take effect, she said, it would require two readings at the council. Repeated calls and messages to First District Councilwoman Sherri Lightner seeking comment on the

proposed ordinance were not returned as of presstime. Under the proposed ordinance, medical marijuana dispensaries would have to be at least 600 feet from schools, public parks, playgrounds or other dispensaries, Burdick said. Dispensaries would be allowed in all nine of San Diego’s City Council districts under the proposed ordinance, but zoning regulations would limit the total number to about 30 or 40 locations citywide, Burdick said. Currently, Burdick said, only one dispensary in downtown San Diego is operating legally, because it was grandfathered in under previous regulations. Some others are apparently operating illegally, she said.

Filner proposes a $5,000 annual business license fee for dispensaries, as well as a 2 percent excise tax on dispensaries’ wholesale transactions, their purchases of marijuana from member growers, Burdick said. Filner is committed to working with both the police and neighborhood code enforcement departments to ensure that all regulations are enforced, and that dispensaries operate responsibly, Burdick said. The mayor seeks to balance accessibility to medical marijuana with protection of public safety, said Burdick. “There are tens of thousands of San Diegans who suffer from a variety of illnesses and disorders who need medical marijuana to alleviate their suffering.”

vor restaurant has closed. Our sales tax revenues, which indicate the amount of business being conducted in the City, have not been increasing, and are projected to decline in 2012-2013 (to just under $1.5 million),” the memo said. The memo asks whether

the city is doing all it can to help new and existing businesses prosper, and then suggests a number of steps, such as forming a task force, establishing a dedicated “business coordinator” position at City Hall, solving parking issues, reducing the cost of opening a restaurant in Del Mar, and promoting Del Mar as a business-friendly city. Following the discussion at Monday’s meeting, City Manager Scott Huth said he would compile a list of potential task force members and present it to the council

at its May 1 meeting. Sinnott and Corti said they are concerned the business climate is deteriorating in Del Mar’s downtown village, which could in turn impact the city’s ability to provide services and hurt property values throughout the city. “My ultimate worry is if businesses continue to decline in Del Mar, we will have a harder time remaining economically viable,” Sinnott said. Competition from nearby shopping centers such as Del Mar Highlands and

Flower Hill, as well as the proposed One Paseo project on Del Mar Heights Road, puts more pressure on local businesses, the council members said. Several business and property owners spoke at the meeting, supporting the idea of a business liaison at the city. They also cited problems such as parking, and a perception that the city is more prone to put up obstacles for businesses than to be helpful. Property owners also need incentives to upgrade

their buildings, said council members and merchants, which was one of the elements of the revitalization plan that was rejected by voters in November. Sinnott stressed that the city should not duplicate efforts of such groups as the Del Mar Village Association, which are already working to promote the city’s business prospects. Rather, he said, the city should “focus on our own house,” as it looks for ways to support Del Mar’s business community.


about $138,000, and the money would come from contingency funds set aside for the larger Highway 101 renovation project. The report said the original contingency fund was $651,000, and of that amount, some $450,000, has already been

spent. Among the unexpected costs so far was the discovery of steel and rebar in old layers of concrete that had to be excavated for the renovation project, said City Manager David Ott. The council on Wednesday also agreed to $34,000 in increases for consulting fees, leaving about $167,000 in the contingency fund, not enough to do both projects. Council members questioned whether costs for the two projects could be reduced, and some additional funding located, so that both projects could be completed. Ott said that is a possibility, and that he also wants to wait for at least two more months — to make sure no additional unexpected construction costs come up — before releasing the contingency funds to pay for new work. Councilman Tom Campbell said he likes both projects, but would not support using money from the city’s general fund to pay for them. Following its discussion, the council agreed to postpone a decision on which of the two projects to pursue until more information is available. The issue will

come back to the council for consideration in late May or early June, Ott said. The Highway 101 project stretches from Cliff Street in the north to Dahlia Drive in the south, and includes new storm drains, new sidewalks, landscaping, bike lanes, street furniture, decorative lighting and 11 gathering spaces with public art. The purpose is to make the corridor more pedestrian- and bike-friendly, thus luring more visitors to the area. Ott said modifications to the project, such as a decision to do all of the median landscaping at once instead of in stages, helped put the work ahead of schedule by about two months. The goal is to have all traffic lanes open, and most of the sidewalks installed, by the time the San Diego County Fair opens on June 8, said Ott, which kicks off the busiest part of the tourist season along the coastal corridor. Work will still continue this summer on art, decorative tile, landscaping, bench seating and concrete in some areas, Ott said. “We want to get all that traffic moving again,” he said.

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Danielle Hsu wins Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club essay contest The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club recently completed another successful essay contest, which was open to North County students under age 19 who have not yet graduated from high school. This year’s topic “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value” produced many outstanding essays, but top honors went to winner Danielle Hsu. Second and third place went to Aisiri Murulidar and Elizabeth Giap respectively. The winners read their essays during a recent Optimist Club breakfast and cash prizes were awarded in the amounts of $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place respectively. Contestants ranged in age from 13 to 16. Each of the winners attended a recent Optimist Club breakfast to read their essay to club members. Danielle now qualifies to compete in the District Zone finals, which offers a $2,500 scholarship to the winner. For more information on the Optimist Club, visit or contact Club President David Eller at 760-510-9535 or

Optimist Club looking for Children’s Challenge Awards honorees The Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach is looking for outstanding local students, kids in a league all their own, for its annual Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards. Awards are presented to first through sixth grade students in the categories of arts, community service, humanities, courage, fellowship and science. The deadline for entry is April 26 and a Children’s Challenge panel of Optimist Club members will review the entries and select the winners. Winners will be honored at a breakfast ceremony on May 22 at 7 a.m. at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and receive a prize of $100. In the category of arts, they are looking for a student with exceptional imagination and skill in painting, drawing, music, dance, drama or writing. The community service award is for a student who stands out in their willingness and ability to help others. In humanities, the award is for a child with a special

appreciation of and sensitivity to literature, history, current events or cultures. The category of courage awards a child who has faced a great challenge with bravery, endurance and/or effort. The fellowship category awards a child who inspires cooperation and group effort among his/her peers or people of other ages, and the science category awards a child whose curiosity has led to outstanding achievement in the exploration and discovery of their environment. To enter, submit the student’s name, address, phone number, age, school and grade, category they are entering, as well as the submitter’s name, address and phone number. Include a description of the nominee (about 500 words) and mail to Susan Pfleeger at Ocean Air School, 11444 Canter Heights Dr., San Diego, 92130. For more information, visit

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Del Mar Dress Company to hold shopping party fundraiser to support Solana Beach Ball Del Mar Dress Company will host a private shopping party for the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning on Wednesday evening, April 24. Drop in from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. for cocktails, appetizers, shopping and raffle prizes. Come find the perfect dress to wear to the Solana Beach Ball, upcoming spring weddings, graduations, or other events, while enjoying a fun girls night out. Fifteen percent of all sales that evening will go directly to the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning in support of the upcoming Solana Beach Ball, which will take place May 4 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Del Mar Dress Company is located at 324 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075. (Please RSVP to kimera.

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TPHS Foundation Rummage Sale is April 27 The annual Torrey Pines High School Foundation Rummage Sale, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Carmel Valley, is Saturday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Items for sale include furniture, antiques, children’s items, clothing, tools, books, art, lamps, sporting goods, jewelry and much more. Please help the local high school’s deserving students. All proceeds benefit TPHS students. Bring your appetite and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast hosted by the TPHS Foundation. North San Diego County Association of Realtors will be providing a document shredding drop off in the front of the school from 9 a.m. to noon. Limit three standard (12x15�) storage boxes. Donations are appreciated! The Rummage Sale will take place in the back parking lot of Torrey Pines High School, 3710 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130. For more information call 858-793-3551.

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Carmel Valley junior to compete at U.S. National Biology and North American Computational Linguistics Olympiads Canyon Crest Academy junior Catherine Wu has qualified as one of 20 students nationwide for the U.S. National Biology Olympiad (USABO). Catherine won the opportunity to attend the Biology Olympiad Camp on June 2 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., with a chance to be selected for the International Biology Olympiad to be held in Bern, Sweden this summer. “This year, over 10,000 students registered for the USABO. Her stellar performance in the Olympiad has identified her as a talented scholar and placed her among the best of U.S. biology students” said Dr. Joann Pasquale DiGennaro, president of the Center for Excellence in Education. Catherine is also a finalist in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad Competition, and a USA Team alternate for the International Computational Linguistics Olympiad, which will be held in Manchester, England, in July. Catherine is a good problem-solver and likes to be challenged. To most Americans, linguistics is a foreign word, according to Dr. Lori Levin, research professor at Carnegie Mellon University and general co-chair of the newly instituted North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. “Linguistics is the science of language. Computational linguistics is the study of language using computational tools. Though not yet widely known to the general public, it is a rapidly emerging field with applications in such areas as computer search techniques, machine translation and artificial intelligence.” In addition, Catherine has qualified for the USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO). USA Mathematics Olympiad is a prestigious event. Only about 500 students from hundreds of thousands of American Invitational Mathematics Examination participants take the USAMO. The USAMO is an extensive essay/proof

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Local residents Jill and Evan Stone to be honored for longtime support of Foundation Fighting Blindness • Over the last decade, the Stones have raised over $1 million with their fundraising events for Foundation Fighting Blindness, motivated as parents to two children with Usher syndrome, which not only results in profound deafness but causes progressive vision loss.

Jill and Evan Stone (right) with their children Adam and Liz. At the event, guests are challenged to eat their main entrée in total blackness. Visually-impaired servers present the food to the guests using a system of ropes and stanchions. The servers share their experiences to help diners navigate their meal under extremely unique circumstances that for the visually-impaired servers is their daily life. “Reactions to Dining in the Dark are truly powerful, I think, because people don’t often realize the daily obstacles of living with low to no vision,” said Jill Stone. “As cuttingedge gene therapy and stem cell research progresses in clinical trials that are already restoring some vision in patients, we’re so hopeful that treatment and cures are in sight.” The Stones’ son Adam has participated in past Dining in the Dark events, attending with his deaf friends, and it is a very different experience for them. “When the lights were on, he and his friends were communicating ferociously,” said Cheyanne Sauter, Foundation Fighting Blindness assistant director of events, western re-

gion. “But when the lights go off, he loses all form of communication.” While other attendees can talk with each other to pass the butter or ask their neighbor what they think it was they just took a bite of, Adam and his friends were only able to use tactical signing to communicate via touch. “We’re in the dark for 20 to 30 minutes but for some people, they live with this their whole lives,” Jill said. “Our idea is not to have that happen.” The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla and the night’s keynote speaker will be Dr. William R. Brody, the president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ sight-saving research efforts toward preventions, treatments and cures for retinal diseases such as retinis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and Usher syndrome. Jill and Evan didn’t discover that their daughter Liz was deaf until she was about nine months old. Six years later, their son Adam was born deaf as well, proved by testing done when he was 30 days old. “It wasn’t a good day for us,” said Evan of the day they found that their second child was also deaf. “The only consolation was that we’d gone through so much hard work and found success with Liz and who better to deal with a deaf child than us? We weren’t rookies, we were veterans and at least we knew what to do.” They knew about the right therapy and treatment to help their children learn to speak, they knew all about hearing aids and how to get their children the necessary socialization. They worked with teachers to explain what their children’s needs were as students. “There’s early intervention and laws now to protect kids with special needs but we were sort of paving the roads with this in many cases,” Jill said.

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BY KAREN BILLING Longtime Del Mar residents Jill and Evan Stone will be recognized for their visionary support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness organization at the May 22 Dining in the Dark event to be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Over the last decade, the Stones have raised over $1 million with their fundraising events for Foundation Fighting Blindness, motivated as parents to two children with Usher syndrome, which not only results in profound deafness but causes progressive vision loss. Both of the Stones’ children, 38-year-old Liz and 31-year-old Adam, were born deaf. They did not discover that their children had Usher syndrome until Liz was a freshman in college and started to experience the symptoms of retinis pigmentosa, the loss of peripheral vision. She was then a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and attended school with a population of 1,200 deaf students. Her classmates were able to recognize that she was not responding to their waves and gestures. After visiting a specialist, the Stones were told that their children will most likely become blind and that there is no cure. Evan said the words “devastating,” “dismay” and “depression” come to mind when he thinks of what he was feeling as a father that day. “It was just a shock,” Jill said. “Here we’d spent all these years, time, money, education and therapy to get our children to feel good about themselves and make their way in the world and then boom, the other shoe dropped.” “If your child is deaf and blind, your child is cut off from the world almost entirely,” Evan said. Now national trustees for Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Stones held their first fundraiser in 2003 and this year’s Dining in the Dark will be their 11th event. They started with charity wine tastings and auctions, but the Dining in the Dark concept began in 2008.


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Del Mar Historical Society amping up preservation efforts Nonprofit has been alive since 1985 — but needs headquarters BY CLAIRE HARLIN Del Mar once looked much different than it does today. It had a dozen gas stations in town along Highway 101, a train that made rounds all day long from L.A. to the booming racetrack, and an airport on the San Dieguito Lagoon where Interstate 5 stands today. The seaside town’s rich history only dates back less than 100 years, but local historians say now is an imperative time to kick preservation efforts into gear, because as fast as Del Mar is changing, its history threatens to be lost. “Space and land is so valuable here, but the histo-

ry around us is often not valued, not perceived,” said Jeffrey Barnouw of the Del Mar Historical Society. “It’s important to awaken people’s consciousness so things don’t get destroyed.” While local efforts have successfully saved some historical features from demolition over the years, such as the Alvarado House, which currently resides at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and the Grand Avenue Bridge, which was preserved by the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley. But there is still much to be done and obstacles to overcome, said Barnouw and Del Mar Historical Society President Larry Brooks in a recent interview. For example, Del Mar is the only city in the county that doesn’t have an official Historical Society headquar-

ters, even though the society has had independent federal nonprofit status since 1985. There has been a years-long effort to headquarter the society at the Alvarado House, but that can’t happen until the city solves the decades-long dilemma of finding a permanent home for the late 1800s house — one of the first ever built in the city. Sitting locked up and unused at the fairgrounds, save for the three weeks out of the year that the fair is in session, the Alvarado House tentatively awaits relocation to the Del Mar Shores property, however, nothing is set in stone. “Now that the city has bought the Shores property, they say that someday, in their five-year plan to develop the park, it could go there,” said Barnouw, add-

Del Mar Historical Society volunteers Jeffrey Barnouw and Larry Brooks. ing that there have been failed efforts over the years to put the house on locations including Seagrove Park, the city’s public works property across the lagoon from the fairgrounds, and the tennis courts on Jimmy Durante Boulevard. “At least, we’ve been told it will be part of the Shores development.” Barnouw said the Historical Society is amping up efforts and regrouping after its recent split from the Del Mar Village Association (DMVA). Currently working at the Del Mar Community Center on the Shores property, Barnouw and Brooks, with the help of society vol-

unteers, have been organizing Del Mar’s historic database of documents, photos and other relics and safekeeping them in a storage building at the Community Center until they can one day be displayed for educational benefit. Brooks and Barnouw have also been collecting oral histories from early Del Mar residents who are still living, which includes gathering clippings and photos and conducting recorded interviews to transcribe. The Society has collected 17 oral histories so far and has a list of residents it is working to interview as soon as possible.

While the Del Mar Historical Society is grassroots to say the least, flying largely under the radar without a headquarters, its educational efforts persist and grow as more and more history is preserved — and the society works with local residents who have historical features on their properties, such as the Rock Haus or the infamous “snake wall” along Zapo Street. Early Del Mar residents or their family members have even contacted the society in order to return for a visit or to track down relics or photos. Society volunteers have also spent hours digitizing cassette tapes, transcribing CDs and converting VHS to keep archived records up to date. “We’re also working with Del Mar TV to archive programs dating back years,” Brooks said. “It’s all in VHS and that stuff is disintegrating fast.” To observe the oral histories collected by the society, visit the Del Mar Library at 1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014. For more information on the society, visit

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Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University offers upcoming ‘Accelerated Weekend Experience’ in CV The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University offers exceptional weekend courses for academically gifted children in cities across the country. On May 4-5, students have the opportunity to explore computer programming (grades 3 and 4), marine biology (grades 5 and 6), or economics (grades 7 and 8) with experts in the field at Notre Dame Academy in Carmel Valley. The Accelerated Weekend Experience provides students the opportunity to delve into a favorite area of interest with a community of peers who share their passion for the subject. Classes run on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day at Notre Dame Academy, 4345 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, 92130. Applications are now being accepted for CTD’s Accelerated Weekend Experience in San Diego. Financial assistance is available. For more information on the program, and to register, visit or call 847-491-3782, extension 4.

Stacy McCarthy leads yoga class April 24 to benefit cancer research Stacy McCarthy, founder of Yoga Namastacy, is hosting a fundraising yoga class benefiting City of Hope’s Yoga for Hope on Wednesday, April 24, from 9-10: 15 a.m. The class is open to the public and will be held at Pacific Sports Resort (formally known as Pacific Athletic Club or PAC) in Carmel Valley. This is McCarthy’s third year hosting donation event. The proceeds from the event benefit research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope, aiding the treatment and research center’s efforts to expand awareness of the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection when battling cancer, diabetes or HIV/AIDS. McCarthy’s goal in her yoga teachings and practice is to help balance the mind, body and soul while awakening the spirit. Many people undergoing treatment for cancer have found that the practice of yoga helps to restore energy, reduce stress levels and help bring peace and positivity to their body and mind during a very trying time. McCarthy’s cutting edge classes are unique as she uses a variety of techniques and tools for accessing and sustaining mental, emotional and physical well-being. Location: Pacific Athletic Club Lawn Area near the Pool, 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego 92130. Workshop fee: A suggested donation of $25 includes class and Luxe swag bag with Zobha headband, Beaming samplers and drawings for additional prizes. Additionally, there will be complimentary snacks and

drinks for all participants and some exciting raffle items. For more information about the yoga donation class please call 858-4526846 or email Space is limited.

Teen Speaking Skills offers free introductory public speaking classes for children Would you like to help your child gain more confidence and improve his or her public speaking and leadership skills? Teen Speaking Skills offers fun, interactive classes to empower teens and pre-teens to become confident, effective communicators. Your child will learn the value of not being afraid to express his or her ideas while developing confidence, leadership experience, and public speaking skills. These essential communication skills will support your child in doing well in school and achieving his or her goals in life. During the free introductory class, your child will learn why public speaking skills are important, how common the fear of public speaking is, and how he or she can quickly overcome the fear of public speaking. Your child will also have the opportunity to meet some Teen Speaking Skills graduates who will present speeches and share about their experiences. The graduates will explain how they initially felt about public speaking, what they liked about the classes, and how the skills they have acquired have helped them in school and life. Teen Speaking Skills offers three levels of courses. During the level one course, your child will learn how to write and deliver speeches, give effective peer evaluations, and reply to impromptu questions. The speech projects include introduction, storytelling, inspirational, and persuasive speeches. These free public speaking classes are open to students in 3rd-12th grade and will be offered on April 20, May 4, and June 8, from 2:45-3:45 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Del Mar. A limited number of seats are available, and advance registration is required. For more information and to register your child for a free public speaking class, please visit

Upcoming April events at Del Mar Fairgrounds include Horse Shows; Antique Show; Kids Expo, Home Business Expo, Wine Show and more The following events will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in April: •Del Mar National Horse Show Western Week April 18 - 21 For more information, visit http://www.delmarnational. com •Night of the Horse – The Wild West Show For more information, visit http://www.delmarnational. com •The Del Mar Antique Show April 19 - 21 For more information, visit http://www.calendarshows. com •Work at Home Business Expo

April 20 - 21 For more information, visit •Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage Week April 25 - 28 For more information, visit http://www.delmarnational. com •San Diego Kids Expo & Fair April 27 - 28 For more information, visit •The San Diego Wine Show April 27 - 28 For more information, visit


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For TPHS alumnus and local author, fantasy comes alive BY ROB LEDONNE When 27-year-old Matt Wolf was attending Torrey Pines High School about 10 years ago, he was a stellar student. “I was this crazy, 4.17 GPA honors kid and I didn’t even care about reading and writing at the time,” he explains from his Solana Beach home. “I continued on that road for awhile until I hit a breaking point.” The pressures of enrolling in honors classes and keeping up perfect scores got to him, and Wolf said he needed to escape, which came in the form of fantasy books — which wound up spurring first a dream, and now a career, as an author. For the past eight and a half years, Wolf has been working on a the “Ronin Saga,” a fantasy trilogy that focuses on themes of honor — the same themes that helped him through his high school years, when he was devouring novels by authors such as Terry Goodkind. “I had these characters who were role models to me,” explained Wolf. “So what I tried to do was to create that in the Ronin trilogy.” Wolf didn’t think to pursue a career in literature right away; when he graduated Torrey Pines, he attended Oregon State University and majored in astrophysics. “I thought I was into it, but didn’t feel like I was following my true passion,” Wolf remembers. “One day, after reading Terry Goodkind (a wellknown fantasy author), I went on a walk and started to think about an original story that centered around goblins and all sorts of stuff. I ran back home, sat down at my computer, and started writing.” After those first few pages, it was thanks to the encouragement of Wolf’s mother that he switched majors from astrophysics to literature which, like most other things, Wolf excelled at and not only learned how to write, but to read and write in Olde English and Japanese as well. After writing thousands of pages, Wolf started sending his material out: “I hit a lot of ups and downs. It’s just crazy. I wrote countless drafts, and at one time it was 1,000 pages, and at another point it was just 400 pages.” After sending his material out to publishers, he hit a ton of dead ends while at the same time garnering some high profile support along the way. New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman read his manuscript, and Wolf says

Matt Wolf “the only criticism he had for me was about the cover. So that was really awesome.” In the end, Wolf wound up posting a Kickstarter page to raise some funds and was blown away by the response he received. “At first I sent it out to my Facebook friends and a ton of people I knew donated, but after awhile there were plenty of people I didn’t know pledging big dollar amounts,” said Wolf, who is in the process of self publishing the book which should be available on Nook and Kindle devices soon. “My ultimate goal is to catch a publisher’s eye. If I just get a huge fan base, who knows how long I’ll stay being self-published.” For now, Wolf is celebrating the hard copy release by holding a party at Rancho Valencia on Sunday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Says Wolf, looking back on his journey from the mere idea to a completed project: “In my mind I always wanted to do this grassroots movement that consisted of really passionate kids who were like me, when I was reading these fantasy stories. They all have characters that can be role models, they’re larger than life and stronger than you can ever be, so when I talk to kids about this, I love seeing their eyes light up.” For more on the “Ronin Saga” and Wolf himself, check out http://roninsaga. com/

Solana Beach Ball to be held May 4 The Solana Beach Ball, which raises funds for the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning (SBFL), will be held this year on May 4 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Registration for the Ball, the online auction, a preview of art, and a description of other auction items can be found at and www.facebook/solanabeachball.



April 18, 2013

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Give One Paseo a chance One Paseo’s traffic projections by the numbers

As a former city planner in Del Mar and Encinitas for more than 15 years and longtime Carmel Valley resident, I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate numerous projects in terms of their impacts and benefits to our community. Having studied One Paseo carefully, I do have some reservations about the size and scale of the current design. However, I fundamentally believe that our community has way more to lose if this mixed-use, community-serving project is not approved and the land is instead developed as a single use, office-only alternative. I’ve come to this conclusion by assessing the project based on its environmental, economic, and community/social characteristics. The environmental component relates primarily to traffic impacts associated with the project. The counter-cyclical nature of the proposed residential, office, and retail/ entertainment uses are complementary and (generally) do not additively compound traffic conditions. Traffic patterns for the residential and office uses are during morning and afternoon peak traffic times; however, they are in effect going in opposite directions. The anchor retail, restaurant, and cultural/entertainment type uses produce traffic surges during lunch, nighttime hours, and on the weekends outside peak traffic hours and when the office buildings are closed. The economic component relates to the jobs and sales tax revenues generated by range of uses proposed by One Paseo. Added to this are increased property taxes from the sale of residential condominiums and public improvements paid for by the project proponents, Kilroy Realty. With tight city budgets and declining infrastructure, this project will provide revenues and capital improvements to improve our roads and utilities. In comparison, an office-only alternative provides no real tax revenue stream. Community character can be defined as maintaining those characteristics of an area that the community values and that provide identity to the community. In communities that have an established identity, community character most often equates to an idea of preservation, a desire to keep the charm and aesthetic of what exists. In the case of One Paseo, we have a truly unique opportunity to actually create our community character with a central “Main Street” core. One Paseo will be unlike anywhere else in San Diego County. The alternative to One Paseo is not the answer. The alternative to One Paseo is roughly 550,000 square feet of office space. Without One Paseo, we’ll likely get an expansion of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, plus the Kilroy office development. Without One Paseo there will be no real economic drivers or public improvements. Most importantly, without One Paseo there would be no public benefits, community amenities or social component for the community to enjoy as a whole. As renowned architect and city planner Daniel Burnham once said, “Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir one’s blood…” I encourage my neighbors, city planners and elected officials to be bold, make no little plans, and help create our collective community legacy. One Paseo will undoubtedly have a profound effect on the character of Carmel Valley —whether that effect is positive or negative is a matter of opinion and public debate. With One Paseo, the community will have that core “sense of place” it currently lacks. It would be woefully short-sighted to not find a way to make this project work for the benefit of our community. Robert Scott, AICP, LEED AP Robert Scott, AICP, LEED AP is an award-winning land use planner and LEED for Homes Green Rater who founded his consulting business in 2006. He previously served as a senior planner for the cities of Del Mar and Encinitas. He can be reached at (858) 480-1098 or by visiting

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City traffic engineers project a “minimal impact” of One Paseo on traffic (Carmel Valley News/Del Mar Times/Solana Beach Sun April 4, 2013). Let’s start by giving them the benefit of the doubt that all their projected numbers are correct. They claim an increase of travel time of 1.5 minutes on top of the current 5.8 minutes eastbound, and an increase of 1.2 minutes on top of the current 6.3 minutes westbound. This is an average 22 percent increase, and will clearly be much higher during peak travel times. I do not see this as a “minimal impact” for a daily delay in our own backyard. Using their numbers again of number of car trips on the road, which they project to increase by 24,000 over the current 40,000. These numbers work out to an additional 1,440 hours daily, or over half a million hours a year of Carmel Valley residents sitting in their cars. Is a Trader Joe’s worth this? Nathan Delson Carmel Valley Resident

Plastic bag ban wrong on several levels Like many in Solana Beach, I was minding my own business last fall when I learned that my routine interactions with local merchants had been criminalized by a ban on plastic bags that can lead to fines and up to six months in prison for a merchant who provides a plastic bag to a customer. I read “Solana Beach City Council stays with plastic bag ban” (April 4, 2013 Solana Beach Sun) with disappointment, since it appears that the City Council’s response to complaints about the ban is to double down by spending resources to educate the misguided citizens about the wonderfulness of the ban. Before the ban was passed, our family shopped with re-useable bags. When we asked for plastic, it was because we needed the convenience of these cheap, sanitary little bags (great for picking up after the dog). We dutifully recycled the bags that we did not use. Educating and persuading fellow citizens apparently wasn’t enough for the local dogooders, however. Because with little notice (I don’t routinely attend city council meetings, and I saw no public notices), re-useable bags went from suggested to mandatory. The ban is wrong on at least three levels. First, the City Council should fix the rusting rails and crumbling stairs at Tide Park, and attack pot holes. It shouldn’t be interfering in the minutiae of people’s lives. I said nothing when they banned cigarettes on the beach (I don’t smoke). I had no comment when they banned bottles on the beach. I was annoyed when the state banned my favorite light bulbs. Now, the government has come for my plastic bags, and I guess there’s no one left to speak for me. One can dislike plastic bags, but still feel that government has no business criminalizing the use of one. Second, the environmental movement is replete with trendy ideas that end up backfiring. Laws mandating the use of bio fuels have increased the cost of commodities, hurt the poor, and led to increased deforestation of the rain forest. Al Gore now repudiates biofuels, while Archer Daniels Midland grows rich on the subsidized product. I’ve read the science against plastic bags. The impact on landfills of plastic bags is miniscule; the cost to produce other carrying containers has an impact. Reasonable minds can differ about the impact of plastic bags on the environment, and whether the incremental cost of replacement products is possibly worse. Thirdly, the city coffers are going to bleed because of this misguided ban. Vons was hurting before Whole Foods opened. A friend watched a woman walk out and leave over $100 of groceries on the belt at checkout when she was told she would have to pay for a paper bag. We know a woman who works in Solana Beach and would shop at Vons on her way home to Encinitas. Now, she just shops in Encinitas. The council might deny it, but in big ways (the coast highway construction), and little ways (the plastic bag ban), they are unfriendly to business. Retailers in Solana Beach will bleed the death of a thousand cuts from decisions like the plastic bag ban which are unfriendly to merchants and inconvenient to consumers who will take their purchases (and sales taxes) elsewhere. No, the Solana Beach City Council, both the current members, and the ones who passed the ban, like Supervisor Dave Roberts, need to be honest: they have made a judgment and they have unilaterally imposed their value judgment on their fellow citizens. Now that the citizens have objected, their response as set forth in the recent article is rather than reconsider the plastic bag ban, “. . . the consensus of the council was that city staff should further educational programs to help integrate the ordinance into the community.” Having failed to persuade us in advance that the plastic bag ban was a good idea, having failed to persuade us after the ban that it was a good idea, the City Council and banning proponents will now spend the city’s limited resources to re-educate us until we submit to their wisdom. When the government spends its resources to convince you of something, we call it propaganda. And, that’s where this misguided ban has taken this city: a criminal statute that forces the citizens to behave in a certain way, and when they object, more education to convince them. Tim Pickwell Solana Beach

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April 18, 2013

Letters to the Editor


Objective and reasonable parking standards needed in Del Mar

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Note: The following speech was read at last week’s Del Mar City Council meeting and submitted to this newspaper as a letter to the editor for publication. If you’re on the freeway driving to Los Angeles and the sign says Tijuana . . . you have to acknowledge your mistake and turn around. Otherwise you end up in Tijuana. In 1967, the City of Del Mar passed an impossible parking ordinance, which created substandard development and a parking problem for the downtown. Today a back alley along the railroad tracks in Solana Beach is a more desirable retail location. Your parking ordinance vested tremendous power in the Planning Department . . . and they used their “subjective discretion” to choose which properties to enrich. Development in Del Mar hasn’t been about land planning, it’s been about politics. If you want developers to invest their money here, you’ll have to replace “subjective discretion” with objective and reasonable parking standards. I’ve pursued this parking issue in court for a couple of years. Unfortunately, I was not well represented. I’ve recently corrected that shortcoming by hiring two sets of lawyers. I hired Matthew Peterson to find a negotiated solution with the Mrs. Garcia . . . and two lawyers from Irvine for the litigation. These Irvine gentlemen have many years of experience in municipal law, and they’re brutally honest. They counseled me that a selective enforcement lawsuit is an uphill battle, since it usually involves discrimination against a protected class. However, a lawsuit requiring the City to enforce the parking ordinance . . . that’s a slam-dunk. Del Mar is not an independent nation. It’s a municipality governed by the rules of California . . . and you haven’t followed the rules. If you don’t change your parking ordinance, you will eventually be required to enforce it. George Conkwright 1201 Camino del Mar

COUNTY continued from page 1 fairgrounds employees would no longer have to take unpaid days off. However, he said, it is not anticipated that fairgrounds workers would become county employees. The Del Mar race track would continue to be run by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Roberts said. Adam Day, president of the 22nd DAA board, said the proposed agreement would increase transparency and local control of fairgrounds operations. Day, who initiated the discussions in a letter to the county last fall, said, “I’m very excited at the possibility of discussing this concept in greater detail with the (Board of Supervisors) at their public meeting next Tuesday.” “In my view this is the kind of change that is representative of good governance and responsiveness to those we serve,” Day said. The fairgrounds hosts the popular San Diego County fair each summer, an annual horse-racing meet, and hundreds of other events each year, including weddings, home and garden shows, roller derby meets and gun shows. The 22nd DAA has a $58 million operating budget. Meanwhile, the cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach are pressing their case to be represented on the new joint powers authority board. Most of the fairgrounds property is within Del Mar city limits, and the property is adjacent to Solana Beach. Both cities are affected by traffic, noise and other issues related to events

at the fairgrounds. “We feel strongly Solana Beach needs to have a seat at the table as a full voting member,” and that the city should be able to choose its own representative, said Councilman Tom Campbell at an April 10 City Council meeting. At that meeting, the council agreed to draft a letter to the fair board — copied to the county — spelling out its position. Earlier this month, Del Mar sent a similar letter to Supervisor Greg Cox, who along with Supervisor Ron Roberts, heads the county’s efforts to consider a partnership with the fairgrounds. “It is our understanding that the County and the DAA are considering a governance board made up of nine members of the DAA and five representing the County. We would therefore recommend, in an effort to provide local participation, that the County have eight members, of which three would represent the three cities of Solana Beach, San Diego and Del Mar, and that the respective Councils be allowed to make the selections for the board,” wrote Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott. Day, however, said the new model as proposed by the 22nd DAA and the county, with a 14-member board, will provide a new and improved voice for Del Mar and Solana Beach, and that the logical partnership is between the 22nd DAA and the county, as both entities share the same boundaries and represent the entire region. State law also contains provisions for partnerships between agricultural districts and counties, he said.

UPGRADES continued from page 2 replacing the halls. The district could consider selling bonds to finance construction, or other financing vehicles, he said. The 22nd DAA would then conduct a public process to determine the design, location and parking for the new exhibit space. The fairgrounds is currently missing opportunities to host events because its exhibit space is split into a number of buildings, Day said. A new facility would add only a small amount of total exhibit space, but it would be configured in a way that it could be combined to host large events. At Day’s request, the board also voted to direct staff to begin soliciting ideas from business for use of the fairgrounds’ satellite wagering center, called the Surfside Race Place. The 90,000-square-foot facility was completed in 1991. Over the past 20 years, attendance at the facility has declined steadily, similar to a trend at satellite wagering centers across the country, said a report on the board’s agenda. During the 1990s, daily attendance averaged 2,900, but attendance now hovers between 300 and 350 people daily, said the agenda report. At Thursday’s board meeting, fairgrounds general manager Tim Fennell said the building can accommodate up to 5,000 people per day. “That’s a beautiful facility that’s totally underused,” said board member David Watson. In seeking board support for looking into other

Liz spent two years at the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis and Adam was there for six and a half years, until the fifth grade. “That was very difficult for us to be apart and certainly none of us wanted that but it worked to a very great extent,” Evan said of the school’s success in teaching their children speaking and language skills. Both children were able to come back and be mainstreamed into local schools in the Del Mar Union and San Dieguito Union School Districts and the Stones praised the districts and the teachers for “bending over backward” to meet their children’s needs. Being deaf has not been a roadblock. Liz has gone on to earn her master’s degree in public administration from American University and works as the major gifts officer at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. She is a mom to the Stone’s four-month old grandchild. Adam is currently working on his Ph.D. in education at Gallaudet, after earnpossible uses for the satellite wagering center, Day said a portion of the building would have to be maintained for offtrack betting, and alternate uses would have to be consistent with the fairgrounds’ mission of supporting agriculture and entertainment opportunities for the public. By working with a private company, Day said, the district might be able to generate additional revenue that can be used to maintain and enhance the fairgrounds. District staff was directed to seek ideas and proposals from businesses, and then report back to the board. No timeline for set for returning with proposals. In a related action, the board approved a five-year contract with Sleep Train for naming rights to O’Brien Hall. Under the agreement, the company will pay $1.3 million in annual installments. In return, signage stating “sponsored by Sleep Train” will be installed at the exhibit hall. The building will also retain its traditional name of O’Brien Hall, which has been in place since the hall’s construction in 1980. The building was named after longtime Turf Club member and Del Mar resident Pat O’Brien, in recognition of his community service. The fairgrounds will also work with Sleep Train on a “Foster Kids Day at the Fair” promotion, said a staff report.


ing his master’s degree in bilingual teaching and learning at UC San Diego. After the Stone children’s diagnosis of Usher syndrome, the Stones became determined to learn everything they possible could, leading them to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. They became deeply involved with the organization through their many years of fundraising efforts. Both understand the bottom line is raising money for research, especially for an “orphan disease” like Usher syndrome. Orphan diseases are rare diseases that impact a small percentage of the population — fewer than 200,000 people in the country have Usher syndrome, which makes it even more important to generate support and mobilize researchers to tackle it, Evan said. “The government is cutting back on funding research so it’s up to our communities now to fill in the gaps,” Jill said. They have been thrilled to see the advancements that have been made over the 10 years that they have been involved in their fundraising efforts. When they first started, Jill said that sci-

entists didn’t even know one gene that causes retinis pigmentosa —now they know of over 100. Ten years ago there were no clinical trials in progress, now there are 15. Last month, the FDA approved Argos II, known as the “bionic retina” which is able to restore some vision to people who are blind from advanced retinis pigmentosa. The Stones were also encouraged by a case in which sight was able to be restored for a child with a rare eye disease of Leber’s congenital amaurosis. “That’s not just a good job, that’s what’s known as a miracle,” said Evan, who is senior vice president of Legal Services and General Counsel at Pacific Medical Buildings, LLC. “And it was done in large part due to the Foundation Fighting Blindness’s efforts.” The Stones will keep up the fight for sight for the sake of everyone fighting blindness. For tickets to Dining in the Dark, visit http://www. and click on News & Events or email Cheyanne Sauter at or call (310) 207-2089.


The park will retain the grove of eucalyptus trees already on the property,” said Levitt. A study of traffic surrounding the community park area also needs to be continued, because that update impacts the park, boardmember and developer Paul Metcalf said. “There will also be an updated Facilities Benefit Assessment report.” Pardee Homes paid for nine homes and another five are soon coming into the system. “By the time we get through the bureaucracy, we will have the money,” Metcalf said. “Plans have already been made for an area where residents can relax in a passive play area and children run in grassy areas. There will also be picnic tables, restrooms, a one-half basketball court, as well as a horse corral where equestrian users can rest horses at hitch rails, and horse trailer parking.” Metcalf recommended striping the adjacent road for on-street parking. “There will always be hiking groups with about 20 to 30 cars, because we are a community.” Levitt stressed the need to “clearly define the project” to curb expenses, noting the park and formation of a park sub-committee will be an action item for the planning group’s May meeting.

continued from page 2 “We need to get the park design up to code.” To help fund the park, board chair Gary Levitt said, “There is $1.5 million in the city facility assessment benefit fund account for Del Mar Mesa-related capital improvements. The money comes from building permit fees; every home built in the Del Mar Mesa area contributes approximately $100,000 to it. Now that new homes are being built in the area, the fund has been replenished, accruals for older projects paid, and additional homes can be anticipated to be built.” The project will go out to public bid, but it is anticipated to cost between $2 million to $2.5 million, according to Levitt. Park construction could begin within the next 12 months and is expected to take about six to nine months to build. “The park has been designed to act as a trail head for trails into the surrounding open space preserve. A favorite feature is the corral to enable equestrian users to ‘park’ their horses before and after rides. There will also be a parcourse, water fountains and bathrooms for trail users, half a basketball court, play areas for younger kids and casual grass areas for kids to play.



April 18, 2013

Sharks GU16 Elite crowned Far West Regional League Champions Just four weeks after earning the National League Championship title, the DMCV Sharks GU16 Elite team were crowned Far West Regional League Champions. This treasured Far West Regional League title has evaded the team for the past two years. Round 1, held in March in Chino Hills, Tuscon and San Juan Capistrano, found the Sharks attacking each team in the five games and outscoring their opponents 20 - 0. Round 2, held April 13 and 14 in Pomona, began where the team left off, scoring 5 -0 over Bay Oaks Botafogo 96 on Saturday afternoon. That night, under the lights, neighboring team Carlsbad Elite G96 came to play. Battling back and forth on the pitch, it was an exciting game to watch and both teams had opportunities to score. Two beautiful unreachable arching shots over the goalkeeper’s head gave the Sharks the 2-0 win. Sunday, the final game of the round robin format, matched Sharks against the wild card team Beach FC. At noon both teams came out wanting to win. The Sharks started a little slowly then gained control, made some great through ball passes and scored 2 goals in the first 15 minutes of the game. The parents started thinking about booking airline tickets but didn’t dare say that out loud! The final score 4-0 sealed the title and a trip to Hawaii. This League title was a complete team effort with 12 different girls scoring and the both goalkeepers keeping clean sheets. Coach Felicia Kappes said, “As a coach, I am extremely proud with how we won the Far West Regional League this spring season. We went undefeated in pool play and the FWRL Final Four Championship this weekend, scoring 31 goals in eight games and conceding no goals against (every game a shutout victory!). Truly amazing and a stat that is almost unheard of at this level. Nothing makes me more proud as a coach than the fact that we demonstrated a commitment to playing on both sides of the ball, great transition soccer offensively and defensively. This team continues to impress me every time they step on the field. Even when we don’t play well they seem to find a way to win, a true sign of a champion!” Coach Kappes continued, “We now have accomplished two of the goals we set for this year: National League and FWRL Championships! Now we will begin to prepare to defend our National Cup title at the end of April. We know it will be a very difficult task but we look forward to the challenges ahead. Either way, we have a lot

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Back row: Melissa, Hailey, Dom, Angel, Kirsten, Gianna, Hannah, Mari, Sam, Shelby, Emma, Coach Felicia; Front row: Natalie, Brooklyn, Huli, Crystal, Jen, Maegan, Jordie, Sydney, Zisi to look forward to with the Regional Championship in Hawaii in June and the National Championship in Kansas at the end of July.” The girls who are high school sophomores and juniors, are even more excited about the fact that they now have the opportunity to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships for the second straight year. The venue is very exciting since Hawaii is hosting the event!

Del Mar Sharks U16 Elite holding Shoe Drive April 20 Del Mar Sharks U16 Elite is holding a Shoe Drive at the Sharks’ registration event on Saturday, April 20. Please collect shoes to help raise funds! Time to clean out those closets and garages and ask your neighbors, friends and family to do the same. Bag up any and all unwanted shoes (anything that can be worn on the feet are accepted, including skates, cleats, etc!). Shoes must be in pairs. You can tie, or buckle them together and place in 55-gallon trash bag). Please bring shoes to the registration event on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Ocean Air Elementary School located at 11444 Canter Heights Drive, San Diego 92130; For more information contact: Tammy De Armas: (760) 212-2197. Your shoes will be cleaned, repaired and recycled to developing nations in need as a low-cost alternative to new clothes. For more information on the shoe/clothes drive to raise funds for your organization at no cost contact:; 951-237-8525.

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TPHS freshman Taylor Fritz sweeps against Rancho Bernardo Previously undefeated Rancho Bernardo High School recently suffered their first loss of the season at home against the 7-0 Torrey Pines High School tennis team. The match score was 12-6. Taylor Fritz, the 6’ 3” freshman sensation is gaining confidence from a USTA (United States Tennis Association) tournament win at the recent Long Beach designated tournament. Taylor swept all three singles sets with the first being over Columbia University-bound senior William Chu 6-4. He won the second match, beating nationally ranked Steven Chen 6-2. Torrey Pines lost five starting players last year to graduation and one to a tennis academy. This year is a totally different team and they reloaded with three talented fresh-

Taylor Fritz with some of his previous awards. man. A big surprise was 6’ 4” freshman Nikita Pereverzin, a transplant from Oregon who has a huge serve, effective net game and good work ethic. Ganesh Manoharan is also a very solid starting freshman who will play any position in the lineup, singles or doubles.

Torrey Pines’ Head Coach Chris Numbers, in his first year on Torrey’s campus, is a former NCAA Division 1 All-American collegiate player, Hong Kong Davis Cup player and National Coach for the Hong Kong Tennis Association’s Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. Numbers says he knows a good team when he sees it. A key part of the depth is in Henry Ji rejoining the team after being home schooled last year. “Henry’s return gives us a super versatile player who can match up with any team in singles or doubles. He is also very comfortable playing with any partner and making them better. If our team can stay healthy and injury free we have a very good shot at repeating as Div.1 CIF Champions,” Numbers said.

Spring Break Ravens Girls Basketball Camp The Spring Break Ravens Girls Basketball Camp was recently held for campers of all ages and skill levels. The camp is run by CCA Ravens Girls Basketball Head Coach Mike Ramel, his coaching staff, and CCA varsity players both past and present. The camp covers the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, pivoting, and man-to-man defense. Portions of team offense and defense were also stressed daily. Photos/Jon Clark


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Local students among members that shine at thriving San Diego Rowing Club BY ROB LEDONNE On most days amid the picture-perfect conditions of Mission Bay, you’ll find a bunch of rowers between 13 and 80 who are all part of the nationally-known San Diego Rowing Club, an organization that seeks to impart the wisdom, art and craft of being a world class rower. In continuous operation since 1888, the club is now headed in part by Chris Callaghan, the Director of Rowing and Junior Head Coach who has a passion for the sport. “Teaching kids is tons of fun,” he explains from the rowing club’s headquarters. “You get to watch people grow and develop, see boys form into men, and have a positive influence on lives in general.” Callaghan didn’t begin rowing until after high school, but after he started as a walk-on while attending Oregon State University, he quickly became a part of the collegiate team, and then the national team for two years. “I was rowing on the East Coast, and when I decided to move back out west I was looking for jobs and the club here happened to have an opening,” Callaghan remembers. He applied, and the rest is history. The Rowing Club is broken up into a variety of teams divided by age. For the high school-aged rowers, Callaghan says “crew is unlike any other after-school activity. You have to practice five or six days a week, and it’s never just a sitting-on-the-bench sport; everyone practices every day.” Training gets even more strenuous before big competitions, and races themselves are “usually a day or two long, and go from seven in the morning to around six at night, with 60 or 70 races a day.” Most recently, the club traveled to a meet in Tempe, Arizona and came home with 14 gold medals. In addition, for the second week in a row the junior team won an overall trophy. At another meet in San Diego Bay, the club completed the exact same feat: winning another 14 gold medals and the overall winning trophy as well. Among the many North County residents that row, Callaghan says he considers Torrey Pines High School senior

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Solana Beach kids to play Flag Football April 21 and sell baked goods to support schools The Sol Bowl Charity Flag Football Tournament will be played on Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at La Colonia Park, Solana Beach (715 Valley Avenue), to benefit the Skyline Global Education Program and the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning. The Sol Bowl is open to children of all abilities ages 5-17. Children will be placed in age-appropriate groups for the tournament. Suggested donation is $10 per

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Upcoming events: Bring it!; Brunch with Birds; Photo Video West Show •Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) will host its annual Bring It! event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 25 in support of stem cell research at the Institute. Tickets, sponsorships and event information are available at or by calling Karolyn Baker at (858) 795-5239. • Free Flight, Del Mar’s one of a kind bird sanctuary will be having its second annual spring fundraiser and membership drive, “Brunch with the Birds” on Sunday April 21. Please come discover the majestic family-friendly facility. All are welcome. This event will be held at Free Flight, 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, on Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Donation of $10 for brunch and glass of champagne. Call Free Flight at (858) 481-3148 or email at with any questions. • Photo Video West, the West Coast’s largest educational photo and video show is taking place April 27-28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. For more information on Photo Video West and to purchase tickets, visit

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NY Times bestselling author Jess Walter to speak at local event BY ROB LEDONNE “I love getting out and meeting readers,” author Jess Walter said enthusiastically from his Spokane, Wash., home, and, as a result, he’s trekking on a book tour for the next Jess Walter few months that will Jess Walter. Photo courtesy of take him all over the country — including an April 22 reception at the Rancho Santa Fe Library where he will talk about his most recent novel, “Beautiful Ruins.” “Writing is a solitary job, so it’s great to come out and meet people who say something I’ve written is one of their favorite books.” Walter has been a wildly successful working writer for the past 20 years; aside from his multiple books and being a New York Times bestselling author, his resume of writing credits lists off a who’s who of magazines, such as Details, Harper’s, and Esquire. With such a long career, it’s no surprise that Walter caught the writing bug at a young age. “Even as a kid I was writing,” he remembers. “Me and my siblings would write stories for a thing we made at home called “Readers Indigestion” when I was 7 or 8 years old, and after that I worked on school newspapers. Throughout it all, I had some nice people encourage me along the way.” Walter parlayed his early writing experiences into a job as an actual newspaper reporter for his hometown publication in Washington, and his Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporting directly led to getting his first book published. “I left to write a book in 1995 called ‘Ruby Ridge,’ about a standoff with separatists and the FBI,” explained Walter, whose career was spurred by the publication of the book by Harper Collins. The controversial book gained national attention, and Walter found himself on shows such as “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” The book became so popular, it was made into a TV movie starring Laura Dern in 1996. It was from the solid foundation of his first book that Walter has built an impressive and eclectic career, including 2005’s “Citizen Vince” (which won an Edgar Allan Poe award for Best Novel); “The Financial Lives of Poets,” (Time Magazine’s runner up for Book of the Year in 2009); and “We Live in Water” (a collection of short stories published this past February). Said Walter: “I pride myself on writing different See AUTHOR, page B26 COASTAL REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS


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Nonprofit reaches out to young veterans Organization seeks support in helping veterans transition to civilian life BY KAREN BILLING During a period in early 2011, Carmel Valley resident Rick Collins lost four friends, all members of the military. Two died in combat and two took their own lives. All were under the age of 25. The losses made Collins, himself a veteran of the British military, think about the gaps that exist in providing these young veterans a successful transition back into civilian life. Too many struggle, he said, and the statistics are staggering: 22 veterans commit suicide every day, the highest point since World War II. The unemployment rate for California veterans ages 18 to 24 is nearing 30 percent, with 30,000 more veterans expected to return to the state in the coming year. Among married couples, domestic violence rates are high and many spouses struggle to comprehend combat trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “That demographic is really the most underserved and the most at-risk demographic we have,” Collins said. “They are really struggling to find work

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For San Dieguito Cotillion members, values and tradition rule BY CLAIRE HARLIN You don’t always see ladies cross the their legs at the ankles instead of the knees, but if you observe photos of the royal wedding, you’ll notice that is the Queen of England’s form. Likewise, you don’t always see men take off their hat when they enter a room or unbutton their suit jacket before sitting down, but that’s proper etiquette. “If you watch formal events in D.C., you’ll see some do it and it looks better,” said Joanie Mick, chairman of the San Dieguito Cotillion, the co-ed social program that has been teaching local youth, grades 5 through 12, such rules of tradition since 1954. And in May, annual registration will open once again, admitting some 800 young adults and kids from all over San Diego County to the educational organization, which has been running out of the Mission Tower at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for 15 years. The Cotillion isn’t just about etiquette, although the manners and discipline that go along with that foundation manifest in many other aspects of a child’s life, Mick said. The program is consistent, teaching lessons on topics such as table etiquette, phone manners, organization and other social graces since the organization began almost 60 years ago. And getting along with peers, learning to be inclusive and interacting with members of the opposite gender are crucial values kids take away from Cotillion meetings, in which boys and girls march into the venue in a receiving line, formally introducing themselves to the chaperones and their dance partners before practicing formal paired ballroom dances. Mick clearly remembers the first time she attended a Cotillion ballroom dance 10 years ago with her four children, who heard about the program from their friends, and she was blown away by the elegance she witnessed — as were her kids. “They were beaming,” she said of the event, where they heard a lesson on brunch manners. “They talked about it all the way home.” Their guest visit was in the spring, she enrolled her kids in May and they eagerly awaited their first Cotillion event that September, she said.

“Boy, that event was so memorable for them,” she said. The Cotillion began in the mid-1950s with four women who were concerned about society’s youth and thought kids needed more etiquette than what’s taught in the home to prepare them for their lives. “They wanted to teach things like shaking hands to looking others in the eye to posture and organization,” Mick said. “These moms wanted to know these things were being enforced in other places, not just at home.” Certain things change with time, but manners shouldn’t, Mick said. However, the Cotillion does add lessons based on the changing times, while staying true to the classic traditions. “We have traditionally taught about telephone manners, but now we add information about emailing and the internet,” Mick said. “We still tell kids how to talk on the phone, because we want them not to lose that, but now we teach them not to text at the dinner table, for example.” And in a competitive world, Mick emphasized that the values kids learn with the Cotillion give them an edge above their peers when it comes to job and college interviews. “It gives them that confidence and self respect,” she said. “They want and enjoy that guidance and direction.” Mick said one of the most important aspects of the Cotillion is ensuring that traditions are not lost amid changing times. “The children of today often expect things to happen to The San Dieguito Cotillion is a cothem,” she said. ed social program that has been “They don’t think of teaching local youth, grades 5 it as a gift … Too through 12, the rules of etiquette much has been lost since 1954. in society for genera- Courtesy photos

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‘A Sky of Red Poppies’ author shares remarkable story with DM Book Club

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BY DIANE Y. WELCH Last week a group of enthusiastic literary bibliophiles gathered at the Del Mar home of art therapist and fine artist Karla Leopold. Wearing red, in harmony with their chosen book of the month, “A Sky of Red Poppies” by local author Zohreh “Zoe” Ghahremani, the 10 women — who comprise the club — shared thoughts and opinions about the novel which was chosen by Leopold, the hostess for April. What set this meeting apart from others was that Leopold had the idea to track down the author and extend a personal invitation to her to attend their meeting, which she graciously accepted. Persian music served as the lyrical backdrop to an evening’s presentation that included traditional Persian fare, a colorful spread of classic dishes provided by Leopold’s neighbors, Mimi and Natasha Ovanessoff. The mother-and-daughter team baked Mashadi bread — named for the town featured in Ghahremani’s novel – rice cookies and rice pudding flavored with rose water, and made fresh herb souffles, lamb ka-

L-R: Natsha Ovanessoff, author Zoe Ghahremani, Mimi Ovanessoff, Jill Weitzen MacDonald, Rita Meier bobs, cotlets, and egg plant were autobiographical and dip. Natasha prepared most those that were fictional. A lifelong writer, who of the dishes under the watchful eye of her mother has written several earlier who been teaching her the books and countless poems, art of Persian cuisine since Ghahremani sold her successful Chicago-based pedishe was a child, she said. It was an appropriate atric dental practice a few setting for Ghahremani, an years ago to move to San DiIran native, now living in La ego. It was her quest to fulJolla, who talked animatedly fill a dream of being a fullabout her historical fiction time novelist. Her rash decinovel set in 1960s Iran dur- sion, that surprised even her ing the advent of the turbu- husband, Gary, who asked, lent era of the political revo- “Can I come to San Diego, lution. She discussed with too?” appears to be paying the group her personal jour- off. A heartfelt homage to ney in writing the book, and beloved the aspects of her story that Ghahremani’s

country, “A Sky of Red Poppies,” self-published through “Turquoise Books” press, represented several firsts when it was selected last year for the KPBS “One Book, One San Diego” community reading program. “Never has a city selected a self-published book by an unknown female author who speaks with an accent!” laughed Ghahremani. “You have made history!” The accolade has brought Ghahremani instant recognition and hundreds of speaking engagements. But she remains humble. “You have put me on cloud nine and it’s a very nice place to be,” she said. The book she says “comes from her heart” and is an “honest portrayal that shows the good and the bad, the political and the nonpolitical, the religious and the non-religious.” A coming-of-age plot follows the unlikely friendship of two teenage girls, the affluent and non-religious Roya — based on Ghahremani’s own childhood — and the religious and fiercely independent Shireen. Through the contrast between their opposing backgrounds, Ghahremani is able to paint a divergent pic-

L-R: Rita Meier, Julie Allison, Dee Rich, Karla Leopold, Carolyn Saft, Clair McGreal. Photos/ Diane Welch ture of life in Mashad another novel in the works, against the backdrop of a “The Basement.” Through the book club nation forced to mute its meeting everyone present identity. There was discussion had a deeper insight into literary about the traditional Persian Ghahremani’s poetry that is interwoven thought process, her evident throughout the novel and longing for her native Iran the destructive use of opium and its historic culture, and contrasting with the meta- her deep love for family, phor of the poppy. “It is a friends and readers. “I fell in love with her beautiful flower but it is vulnerable,”said Ghahre- on the internet. And it apmani. “Each time it is de- pears that she loves her stroyed, it can come back, readers as much as we love all it needs is rain. That’s her!” said Leopold. Visit www.zoeghahrelike the [Iranian] nation.” Ghahremani also talked to find out more about her new book “Moon about the author. Daughter,” which will release on Mother’s Day and

Acoustic Evenings at the Athenaeum Friday, April 19—Wes Davis, Jason Burleson, Matt Reischling Friday, April 26—Lena Evans, John Meeks, Lisa Olson Local musician and presenter Jefferson Jay will host the evenings each featuring three singers, songwriters, and talented local musicians. The project advances the Athenaeum's commitment to supporting San Diego talent. Come out and support these fantastic musicians! Tickets: $12 members & students, $17 nonmembers (858) 454-5872 or

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Summer Camp Monday, Jul 22, 2013 through Friday, Aug 02, 2013 Depart from the summer camp norm and give your youngsters a crash course in contemporary art as they paint, sculpt, print, and draw their way through the summer at our seaside La Jolla location. Two week-long camp sessions offered for different age groups: Session One: Ages 7–9, July 22–July 26 Session Two: Ages 10–12, July 29–August 2 Pricing: Half-day camp: Member $85; Non-members $190; Full-day camp: Member $140; Non-Members $380 For additional details, contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x151 or MCASD La Jolla 700 Prospect Street

SEA Days Party for the Planet April 20: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. You are cordially invited to a Party for the Planet! Since more than 70 percent of the Earth is covered in water, the guest of honor will be the world’s oceans. Join us at this family-friendly event during which we’ll recognize Earth Day through hands-on activities, scientific exploration, and crafts.


Kirill Gerstein, piano

Adapted by John Guare from The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and the Columbia Pictures film, His Girl Friday. Directed by Christopher Ashley

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. MCASD Sherwood Auditorium

When her former editor and ex-husband entices her with the promise of the scoop that could break the story, the lure of fame and rekindled romance prove more than Hildy Johnson can resist.

Recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks with his masterful technique.

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Ahi Nachos — which include pickled ginger, fried wontons and wasabi cream — is part of the happy hour menu.

Chart House ■ 2588 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff ■ (760) 436-4044 ■ ■ The Vibe: Romantic, casually elegant

■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Take Out: No

■ Signature Dishes: East Meets West Tuna; Crab, Avocado & Mango Stack; Macadamia Crusted Fish; Spiced Yellowfin Ahi; Shrimp & Artichoke Linguini; Blue Cheese Filet Mignon

■ Happy Hour: 3-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

■ Open Since: 1976

■ Hours: • 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday • 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday • 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday

■ Reservations: Yes

The Mixed Seafood Grill entree contains grilled citrus salmon, shrimp scampi and a jumbo lump crab cake, served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Lettuce Wraps are filled with minced chicken, cucumbers, carrots, crispy rice sticks and a sweet-soy glaze.

Chart House cashes in on coastal view dining BY KELLEY CARLSON ith a reputation for providing stellar scenery, it’s no wonder people navigate their way to the Chart House for dining. All 18 locations nationwide offer picturesque panoramas, but the Cardiff site is unique in that it has one of the few sea-level ocean views, protected only by a boulder formation. “During the day, our breathtaking views pan the coastline in both directions for miles,” General Manager Patrick Fortner said. “At night, our romantic setting with spotlights that illuminate the crashing waves is unparalleled.” Because the restaurant’s focal point is the surf, its decor is simple and inspired by the natural surroundings. The carpeting is a blend of deep shades that include blue, green and gold, while the sand-colored walls display warm-toned paintings. In one corner of the dining room is the bar with stools, low tables and chairs to sink into, and a TV dialed into sports. Upstairs (used for private parties and overflow dining) there’s a bird’s-eye view of the restaurant and photos of George’s, the original establishment on the site. Sunbeams stream through the skylights; uptempo music can be heard in the background. As a waterfront restaurant, it’s only natural that the Chart House features seafood, along with steaks and other assorted dishes. During weekdays, guests can stop in for happy hour and order house favorites such


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The Chart House in Cardiff offers dining with a sea-level ocean view. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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Chart House’s Strawberry Spinach Salad as Ahi Nachos, consisting of thin tuna slices and pickled ginger on fried wontons with a decoration of wasabi cream. For those who miss out and still want to whet their appetite before diving into an entree, there are more than a dozen starters, including Crab Stuffed Mushrooms that are baked in a white wine sauce. And there are soups and salads, from the award-winning Clam Chowder to Beefsteak Tomato Salad on a bed of spinach that’s tossed in lemon vinaigrette with chopped smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, tempura fried onion rings and balsamic drizzle. Among the main dish selections are the Shrimp & Artichoke Linguini tossed with spinach, tomatoes, garlic herb butter and sprinkled with feta cheese; and the Blue

Cheese Filet Mignon, a favorite among the employees. Fortner advises Prime Rib fans to come early for cuts more rare. The children’s menu — which doubles as a two-page coloring book — includes coconut shrimp, grilled chicken breast, chicken tenders, prime rib and hamburgers. To wrap up the meal, options range from the Hot Chocolate Lava Cake, which takes 30 minutes to prepare, to the Traditional Key Lime Pie that is made with Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Juice. Those who want to save money may want to consider Distinctive Dining, a three-course meal consisting of a starter, entree and dessert for $29.99 per person,

available Sunday through Thursday. On Sundays, the restaurant offers brunch with items as simple as French toast and more elaborate ones such as the seafood quiche, stuffed with shrimp, lobster, crabmeat, jack cheese and spinach. “Rely on our well-trained professional staff to guide you through your dining experience; they won’t let you down,” Fortner said. “Make a reservation one hour before sunset for that picture-perfect moment.” And for that perfect meal, Fortner recommends the current specials of Shrimp, Brie and Artichoke Melt; Strawberry Spinach Salad & Gorgonzola Waffle; and King Salmon with Crispy Potato Leek Cakes.


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Del Mar resident to chair Planned Parenthood fundraiser for 10th time BY KELLEY CARLSON Andy Achterkirchen spent nearly half his life designing high-tech systems; these days, he designs his life around helping others. One of his primary focuses is Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW), and he will serve as an honorary chair for the 10th time during the organization’s annual anniversary dinner, set for May 9 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The retired electrical engineer has been active in PPPSW for many years. He was on the board of directors for six years, with a twoyear stint as vice-chair; served as chair of the Regionalization Committee, which examined how the nonprofit could more effectively serve its three-county San Diego, Riverside and Imperial region; and was a member of the Governance Committee, which updated PPPSW’s bylaws. Achterkirchen currently serves on several panels, including the Budget and Finance and Audit committees, and the Binational Affairs Advisory Committee, which focuses on cross-border health issues. Furthermore, he is a longtime board member of Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud, a sister affiliate of PPPSW that provides health services to some of the poorest people in Tijuana. “They haven’t kicked me off yet,” Achterkirchen joked. The philanthropist currently resides in Del Mar, but he was born and raised in North Hollywood. For his college education, Achterkirchen relocated to the East Coast and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). After graduation, he returned to Los Angeles, where he was hired by TRW Inc. (which was later acquired by Northrop Grumman). At TRW, Achterkirchen worked on communications systems for satellites, and his time at the company included a 15-month stint in Alice Springs, Australia, in the heart of the continent. In 1981, TRW opened an avionics-oriented group in San Diego, and Achterkirchen subsequently moved to Del Mar and worked on communications systems for aircraft. After a career at TRW that spanned 33 years, he retired in March 2000 and turned his attention to volunteering. Around that time, Achterkirchen began to at-

Andy Achterkirchen tend PPPSW’s President’s Council meetings, where lecturers spoke to donors about topics of interest such as new birth control methods and efforts to reduce STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). He became acquainted with the organization’s leadership, and was subsequently invited to join the board of directors. Achterkirchen served on the panel from 2004 to 2009. “It’s satisfying meeting a bunch of people with similar values and the same motivation,” Achterkirchen said. “I’m making a lot of friends I wouldn’t have made otherwise.” One of the reasons Achterkirchen was drawn to Planned Parenthood is that it provides services that are essential for people who do not have health insurance and don’t qualify for state aid. “Many of these individuals don’t have any other place to go to receive the services that PPPSW provides,” Achterkirchen said. “I want to ensure they can receive these services regardless of their health insurance and economic status,” he added. And in order to continue offering access to sexual and reproductive health care and information, Planned Parenthood relies on donors for much of its financial support. “I feel that it’s greatly important to do my part,” said the 71-year-old, who has been donating to various causes for about 20-25 years. In fact, Achterkirchen is a major supporter of PPPSW, and was largely responsible for the Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud clinic established in Tijuana a number of years ago. This year, his generosity helped add another floor to the building. “Andy is a tremendous investor in Planned Parenthood, and especially in our binational activities with

Mexico,” said Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson, president and CEO of PPPSW. “He truly is a citizen of the world and seeks to improve reproductive health-care services in our cross-border region. Because of Andy’s support, women, men and teens in our communities can receive life-saving cancer screenings, birth control and testing for sexually transmitted infections. He’s an extremely active volunteer, often traveling to Mexico to help share information about the reproductive health care services that are available.” Along with assisting PPPSW, Achterkirchen has been volunteering at The Preuss School UCSD in La Jolla since it opened in 1999. He currently tutors in three pre-calculus classes and one calculus class in the mornings. In addition, Achterkirchen has been tutoring primarily math — along with other subjects — at Barrio Logan College Institute in San Diego since around 2000. And from 1998 until 2011, he tutored students — particularly Somalian immigrants, Latinos and AfricanAmericans — on a weekly basis at the Malcolm X Library through the now-defunct Volunteer San Diego. Besides volunteering, Achterkirchen has a number of other interests. He has a passion for foreign languages — he speaks Spanish — and travels to Europe annually. Achterkirchen is also very health-conscious — he has a rowing machine and stationary bike in his home gym. “I exercise strenuously every day,” he said. “It’s important to me; I put the effort in to maintain my health.” And Achterkirchen also takes time out of his schedule to visit his mother, Doris, who just celebrated her 97th birthday and now resides in Santa Barbara. Meanwhile, he is looking forward to the May 9 PPPSW event. “The dinner is always well done,” Achterkirchen said. Tickets for the May 9 event may be purchased online at For more information on the organization, visit

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Rhythm Yoga and Dance provides a ‘well-rounded’ experience BY DIANE Y. WELCH If you visit the Rhythm Yoga and Dance studio in the Del Rayo Shopping Center in Rancho Santa Fe chances are you’ll find coowners Frank and Serpil Iszak hanging around — literally. It’s not that they have little else to do, rather it’s that hanging upside down on their custom-designed Yoga Wall has remarkable health benefits. Case in point is the fact that Frank Iszak’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease is in remission, he said. Refusing to let the disease progress, Iszak, 81, started a regimen of wall work using the strap and harness system that safely allows his body to suspend in mid air. “I am in love with our wall! It is the most magical thing I’ve seen in my life,” said Iszak, who has been teaching yoga for 20 years. The system was invented by B. K. S. Inyengar, the ultimate yoga guru, according to Iszak. It has revolutionized the art and science of yoga and is what sets apart Rhythm Yoga and Dance from other yoga stu-

dios. Classes offered for teens and adults are mostly private. “Many of our clients have some kind of physical issues, whether it’s scoliosis, back pain or joint pain. They’ll come to us after they’ve had rehab or surgery and deposit their pain in the studio,” Iszak said. Much of the wall work is conducted one-on-one and is custom tailored to individual needs, he added. Initially there is a bit of a fear factor, said Iszak. “They say, ‘Oh my gosh I have to hang upside down like a bat?’” But once they feel their spine starting to decompress and joints beginning to open up, their movements are going to be more fluid. “They are reacquainting themselves with their bodies and they realize that they have a body that is more than a food receptacle,” explained Iszak. A Hungarian native, Iszak escaped his home country just prior to the revolution of 1956. He commandeered a commercial airplane and landed in West Germany. He recently wrote a book about the historic

event. “Free for All to Freedom” is his memoir that recounts the daring escape. There is also a movie in the development stage, said Iszak, who emigrated to the USA, settling in San Francisco in 1958. After several decades of martial arts practice, Iszak took up yoga and became a registered teacher, then completed the necessary requirement to become the highest rank of Yoga Alliance instructor. He also became a certified personal trainer, a Pilates mat instructor, and a Tai Chi master. Nineteen years ago he met Serpil, his wife. The couple moved to San Diego 15 years ago. Born in Turkey, Serpil came to the USA in 1984 to attend Georgetown University. After marrying Frank she studied to become a yoga teacher. She is also a certified pilates mat and equipment instructor, a Tai Chi master, and has taught over 10,000 yoga and pilates classes during the last 15 years. The couple co-founded Silver Age Yoga Community

Outreach, a nonprofit organization, that offers free yoga classes to the elderly. Ten years ago, with the support of seasoned yoga teachers and gerontology professionals, Iszak designed a new yoga style tailored for the elderly and established an online yoga teacher training course specifically for Silver Age Yoga, certifying over 300 yoga teachers, nationally and internationally. They founded the Rhythm Yoga and Dance studio a year ago. Classes offered for teens and adults include instruction in yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar wall work, and restorative, along with Zumba dance classes and other private dance classes by request. “The studio creates an atmosphere for the continued education of the mind and body with an enriched environment that provides clientele a well-rounded yoga and dance experience,” said Iszak. To find out more about class schedules and fees, visit or call (858) 759-7590.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center first in county to use new skin-tightening technology In his more than 30 years of practice, Dr. Maurice Sherman of the Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center has followed every new innovation that has hit the aesthetic medicine market, sometimes taking a pass and sometimes embracing a new procedure that revolutionizes the industry. “Everything has about a three-year cycle,” said Sherman, who stepped into plastic surgery after years of working as a flight surgeon doing head and neck reconstruction in the Navy. “The first year the buzz is on the uprise, the second year it seems to level out because people have gotten experience with it, and then by the end of the third year, you don’t hear anything else.” Sherman said if the equipment or treatment is still around at the end of the third year, then you can be assured it has some validity — and there’s a new procedure he has welcomed to his practice that he thinks will be sticking around longterm. The Del Mar Cosmetic

Medical Center is the first in San Diego County to offer a “minimally invasive” skintightening therapy called Thermigen, which uses a temperature-controlled distribution of radio-frequency under the skin as an alternative to injectables such as Botox. “Basically, it creates a pinpoint injury to the nerve so the nerve can’t fire and cause the muscle to contract, whereas Botox chemically blocks the nerve impulse from entering muscle,” said Sherman, adding that the difference for clients is that the effects of the Thermigen lasts up to two years, as opposed to the three-month life span of Botox treatment. So new to the market — less than a year — the treatment has long-term pioneers in the industry, such as Sherman, who are using the treatment and providing information to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help with the approval process. So far, the FDA has only approved the treatment for one purpose,

Dr. Maurice Sherman to be used on the frown lines found between the eyebrows. However, Sherman said the results he has seen under the chin and on the armpits are positive. He said he has introduced the idea of using the treatment on patients who have built trust in him over the years, and interest in using Thermigen, currently as an “off-label” procedure, is gaining speed at his Carmel Valley practice. “You don’t want to be the first nor the last to pick something up,” said Sherman, adding that he has thoroughly evaluated Thermigen and seen demonstrations and results from other doctors’ offices around the nation. “I’m the only one in San Diego County using it so far, but I think it will take off … We have actually had other doctors visit here to see how it is done, and we plan to have a workshop for local doctors interested in the technology.” For more information on Thermigen or to schedule a free consultation, call (858) 350-8400 or visit




Autism Research Group to host day-long workshop Autism Research Group, a nonprofit dedicated to using science to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders, will host a one-day workshop titled, “Teaching PerspectiveTaking and Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism,” 9 a.m. Monday, April 29, at the Catamaran Resort, 3999 Mission Blvd. The workshop, sponsored by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders is designed for professionals, practitioners, family members, caregivers and educators who work with children with autism. The workshop consists of four presentations: “Behavioral Research on Treating ‘Theory of Mind’/PerspectiveTaking Deficits in Autism,” “Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Cognition Skills to Individuals with Autism,” “Recent Research on Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism” and “Practical Strategies for Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism.” Workshop registration is $60 per person and includes lunch, six Type 2 continuing education units for BCBAs and BCaBAs and four continuing education units for MFTs and LCSWs. Attendees must register online at

22nd Annual Spinoff: Auction for Life Set for May 9 The 22nd Annual Spinoff: Auction for Life, San Diego’s premier live and silent auction event, will be held on Thursday, May 9, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine. Proceeds will benefit patient support services, early detection, education and community outreach at Scripps Cancer Care, Stevens Division, as well as new technology for breast cancer care. The cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner, lively entertainment and the live auction. For tickets and to learn more about the 22nd Annual Spinoff: Auction for Life, please visit or call Lindsay Petersen at 858-678-6349.

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ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE! Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the 8th annual Del Mar Visitors Guide

Center for a Healthy Lifestyle will hold a Gardenporium on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Center for a Healthy Lifestyle (533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075 — little yellow cottage in the west parking lot). A Gardenporium is a celebration of all things healthy, homemade, and homegrown. Part vendor market, part lecture series, but all wholesome fun. Peruse, purchase, or join a lesson on gardening or cooking. The day will also include a plant sale, raffle, interactive kid’s activities, and more! Lecture Series: Patricia Blake, licensed acupuncturist and integrative medicine practitioner, teaches us about using healing herbs in the kitchen. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Erika Elmuts, alternative healthcare practitioner, presents a medicine cabinet makeover. Find out which essential oils can help with life’s daily health challenges! 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Milijan Krecu, “The Farmer Chef,” offers Eating with the Seasons: a seminar to teach individuals and families how food choices have a global impact. 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. For Kids: Enjoy music with The Bucket Ruckus jam band from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Join Amanda Curry, from the kids cooking show The Good Food Factory, for free kids cooking fun in the snack kitchen! Two sessions: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Enter the make your own scarecrow kid’s art contest with Spramani from Eco Kids Art! Contest runs from 11:30-12:30 p.m., Awards at 1:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Amy Pamensky at 858-436-7502 or apamensky@

Ashley Falls Spring Carnival to be held April 21

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Come join the fun at the Ashley Falls Spring Carnival on Sunday, April 21, from 11 . am.-3 p.m. There will be many new attractions like a game truck (on site 11-1), laser tag, go carts, rock climbing wall, remote control cars, hamster balls (inflatable human spheres), as well as many fun carnival games. Bring your cash, check or credit card to sample the tasty treats from Philly Soft Pretzel Company, taco truck, Dippin Dots, pizza and breadsticks. Raffle opportunities will also be available for an IPAD Mini and other great prizes. Ashley Falls School is located at 13030 Ashley Falls Drive, San Diego, 92130.

Ocean Air School to hold Evening Extravaganza April 26 Parents, friends, and community members of Ocean Air School are invited to the 1st Annual Evening Extravaganza on April 26, sponsored by the Ocean Air PTA. Join the PTA for a fun, social evening with music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, wine raffle, silent auction, and a special Shark Reef “Teacher Wish Wall.” Fabulous auction items include sports tickets, hotel stays, vacation/timeshare getaways in great locations, spa/beauty packages, restaurant/food gift certificates, kid camp programs, classes, museum passes, and much more. The event is on Friday, April 26, from 6 - 10 p.m. at Arterra in the Marriott Del Mar. All proceeds for this adult-only event benefit Ocean Air School and advance tickets can be purchased for $50/person at

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Bring your family for a fun afternoon at the beach and help Del Mar with its spring cleaning by joining the Del Mar Foundation for its annual Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 21 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. In cooperation with Keep Del Mar Clean, all residents are invited to gather at 2 p.m. to enjoy refreshments followed by the guest speaker, Nigella Hillgarth, executive director of the Birch Aquarium of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Then pick up gloves, trash bags and “claws” to help clean the trash from the beach, streets and alleyways around the Powerhouse. When you return with the equipment, additional treats will be provided to all participants. Since 1982, the Del Mar Foundation has served the Del Mar Community and its mission “to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.” For more information visit the Del Mar Foundation website at

Award-winning filmmakers to be featured presenters at San Dieguito Lagoon Day event in Del Mar Come to the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center on Sunday, April 21, at 11 a.m. to enjoy Del Mar’s San Dieguito Lagoon Day 2013. Featured presenters will be Del Mar residents Howard and Michelle Hall, award-winning filmmakers. They will be showing their underwater film “100 Miles.” Come and see what lurks beneath the sea. The Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center is lcoated at 1658 Coast Boulevard. Light refreshments will be served. Lagoon Day 2012 is presented by the San Dieguito Lagoon Preservation Committee. Visit: Please note: There will be no photo contest this year, 2013.

Celebrate Carlsbad Day at LEGOLAND The annual “Celebrate Carlsbad Day” at LEGOLAND® California will take place on Saturday, April 27, starting at 1 p.m. Specially-priced $20 LEGOLAND tickets include admission with Park hours extended to 8 p.m. SEA LIFE® Aquarium tickets are also available at a discounted rate of $7 each. Parking is $15 at the gate. All are welcome to participate in this special event. For information or to purchase tickets and have them emailed directly to you, call the Carlsbad Educational Foundation at (760) 929-1555 or email


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Canyon Crest Academy to hold festive Street Fair April 20 BY SOPHIE MCMULLEN Canyon Crest Academy is having a Street Fair on Saturday, April 20, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family event is a great way to support local businesses in the community as well as Canyon Crest Academy, while having a great time and getting to know your neighbors. With free admission, people of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the delicious food and fun festivities. Kona Ice, Delicioso Catering Food Truck, and Grombomb are among the vendors who will be present to supply attendees with their tasty fare. Meanwhile, school clubs will be supporting their causes by selling rummage sale items, and a variety of CCA artists are excited to debut their works to the community. At the ASB booth, a mystery item will be linked to a free iPad Mini, which means one lucky winner will leave the Street Fair with a free brand new iPad Mini. Please attend this event to celebrate a good cause and a good time! Interested in being a vendor? Forms are available on, and can be sent by mail along with the $30 vendor fee to: CCA ASB Finance Office, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA, 92130.


Pianist Oksana Germain to perform at the Carmel Valley Library April 24 A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature pianist Oksana Germain performing works of Scarlatti, Debussy, Brahms, and Prokofiev. The program will last 45 minutes. Oksana Germain, now 17, has been studying classical piano for 12 years. During this time she has won many awards both locally and abroad. In 2010 she was a San Diego Symphony Best & Brightest Young Artist winner. For this she was a soloist with the Symphony in its 100-Year Anniversary Gala that year, performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Among her other awards are a People’s Choice Award at John Perry’s Klaviersommer Piano Festival in Germany in 2011, Most Promising in the 2012 La Jolla Symphony Young Artist Competition, three First Place wins in San Diego VOCE Chamber Music Competitions, two First Place Gold Medals in the California International Young Artist Competition Music Fest, and three Associated Arts Scholarships. Oksana’s performances include the La Jolla Music Society’s Discovery Series Prelude Concerts at the Neuroscience Institute and the San Diego Symphony’s Children’s Concert Series. She has also been a regularly featured performer on Music 101 Radio on San Diego’s classical radio on station, 104.9 FM. She is currently the rehearsal accompanist for the Pacific Women’s Chorus in Solana Beach, as well as the rehearsal pianist for the Tifereth Israeli Community Orchestra, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Oksana currently studies with Dr. Sarkis Baltaian in Arcadia. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call (858) 552-1668.

Del Mar Heights PTA Home Tour Fundraiser to be held May 4 Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4, as the Del Mar Heights PTA invites you to the “Living in Paradise” Home Tour and Sunset Cocktail Party. This year’s Home Tour will feature six exquisite homes designed by prominent local architects Brian Church, Dean Meredith, Jennifer Boyln, Doug Austin and Ione Stiegler. Come take a peek inside these spectacular homes showcasing the various home styles this “paradise” has to offer. Additionally, local artist Betsy Schulz has invited participants to explore her tranquil backyard and art studio. Be prepared to be amazed! The Home Tour will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by the Sunset Cocktail Party at the Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Terrace. Come join the Del Mar Heights PTA for an eventful day, followed by an evening of delicious food, festive drinks, music, and a silent auction. Del Mar Heights families and supporters love this town and school, so come and celebrate this special day. Prices are $35 for the home tour, $45 for the party, or $75 for both. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit All of the proceeds from these events will go directly to support and enhance the learning of the children in our community.

Bipolar and Depression Alliance Group forming On Wednesday, April 24, from 3-5 p.m., Del Mar Community Connections is offering a place for people to deal with depression to come together with peers who can understand their illness at a monthly Bipolar and Depression Alliance Group. The group will be led by a certified Depression and Bipolar Alliance facilitator and will meet on the fourth Wednesday each month, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Del Mar Community Building conference room, 225 9th St.

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Mission Federal ArtWalk, the largest fine art festival in the Southern California region, enters its 29th year with a 17-block footprint in the urban neighborhood of Little Italy on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Founded by artists, Mission Federal ArtWalk is a welcoming venue for art collectors and visitors of all ages to meet and interact with artists, and provides the opportunity for visitors to discover the inspiration behind each artist’s work. Mission Federal ArtWalk is an outdoor exhibition of original fine art from an array of different genres including paintings, sculpture, photography and more. More than 700 artists apply each year, with about half selected to participate. Exhibiting artists represent California and beyond, and from as far away as Sweden. Items on display are available for purchase directly from the artist with an expected price range of $50 to above $15,000. Visit, @ArtWalkSD, or

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Guy Kawasaki speaks ‘Social Media’ at UCSD MIT Enterprise Forum Guy Kawasaki was the featured speaker at UCSD’s most recent MIT Enterprise Forum. He earned the title of “chief evangelist” while at Apple marketing the Macintosh during the 1980s. Now Kawasaki is an author and speaker who tours the nation promoting social media endeavors. He spoke to a full house at the state-of-the-art MET building lecture hall on the UCSD campus. Enthusiasts ranging from CEOs to students attended the two-hour session with many questions and comments. The focus was on how to build a marketing platform and optimize free online avenues such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Social media specialist and Carmel Valley resident Gloria Limas An was impressed with Kawasaki’s precision-using marketing tools. She said, “Guy is a revolutionary promoter who optimizes what is on the open market and personalizes to fit the situation. He is also passionate about what he does and that is what makes him truly unique.” Kawasaki currently has almost four million followers on Google+ and over two million Twitter followers. According to Nielsen, the leading global information measurement company on consumer behavior, internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of internet sites. A recent study shows the total time spent on social media in the United States across PC and mobile devices increased by 37 percent to 121 billion minutes in July 2012 compared to 88 billion minutes the prior year. Various companies in expansion mode benefit from social media, such as Ultimate Labs in San Diego, providers of water and food testing. CEO Kim Lim says this year she celebrates her fifth year in business and social media has played a crucial role. She states, “It is an integral part of business, social media provides an active window for us to see how we can be most effective for our clients.” Similarly, Goldfish Consulting President Amy Duncan of Del Mar says, “Social media allows you to engage with customers and shape perceptions about your brand, and the experience of doing business with you. It’s easier and more effective for small businesses to get started if they take time to develop a strategy or approach to social media, and understand what level of commitment they need.”


Del Mar Rotary Club Sunset Soiree is May 21 Join the Del Mar Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the top level of the Del Mar Plaza. Your ticket includes unlimited tastings from the area’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries. Proceeds benefit The Rotary Club of Del Mar’s efforts to support local and international service projects dedicated to improving the lives of all people. To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, visit

Carmel Valley’s Gloria Limas An and Guy Kawasaki at UCSD. While at the speaking engagement, Kawasaki promoted his 12th book titled “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur,” which empowers people to publish. He left the audience with the social media tip of “Curate, Don’t Create,” allowing the linking of articles, pictures and videos relevant to the given topic in order to establish expertise. His latest venture is advisor to Motorola’s CEO.


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Summer Learning Adventure Camps to be held at Birch Aquarium Explore the ocean from top to bottom during accredited Summer Learning Adventure Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla. Campers ages 4-15 can dive into engaging ocean science programs, where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet live ocean animals, investigate marine habitats, learn what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to be an oceanographer, and more! Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers a fun and safe learning environment for campers to connect with nature while developing an awareness and respect for the ocean. Camps run from June 24-Aug. 23. Visit to review camp descriptions, apply for financial aid, or make a reservation. Cost: $210-$395 per week.

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Emeritus at Carmel Valley welcomes 107-year-old author Laura Simon For the past month Emeritus at Carmel Valley (Senior Living) has had the privilege of having special resident Laura Simon in its skilled nursing area. Simon, 107, is a gifted author who wrote an award-winning book — “I Am Still Here” — to mark her 100th birthday. According to Amazon. com, “I Am Still Here” presents “a unique picture of one woman s journey through the last 100 years. The book describes her efforts to overcome poverty during the Great Depression, survive the Spanish influenza as a child and many other difficult obstacles she has faced during her lifetime. In this book, Simon shares her secrets and bits of wisdom about living independently as a centenarian.” Born in 1906, Simon is still going strong at 107. According to staff at Emeritus, “As long as you speak loudly in her left ear Laura will understand everything you are saying and converse with you very clearly and eloquently. She is also legally blind — but despite these adversities she doesn’t let anything stop her or get her

Kids can learn to surf and more at Surf Diva summer camps Surf Diva’s La Jolla Surf Camp & American Surf Academy provide the best kids co-ed surfing program in San Diego. Boys & girls aged 5 to 10 and teens aged 11 to 17 learn to surf and participate in awesome activities emphasizing ocean and beach awareness. La Jolla Shores is the perfect location for learning! The camps include: surfing, beach games, beach culture and are supervised by: Surf Diva certified/ First Aid/ CPR and Lifesaving trained and qualified instructors. Morning and afternoon sessions: $297, Full day session: $500. Plus 10 percent City fee. Register by calling 858-454-8273 or log onto

Spring Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting benefit for local conservation group to be held in Carmel Valley Author Laura Simon Photo/Jon Clark down. Laura’s book has been placed in the Library of Congress. She is the oldest living graduate in the library. She also is listed in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. In addition, Laura received the highest honor for the legally blind from the Braille Institute Los Angeles Center. Laura has worked with the Stein Clinic of UCSD to help with the successful aging of individuals across the country, and she has been a noted painter who has painted many canvasses in vivid color. Laura has been living in a retirement home in La Jolla for several years, amid her paintings, many copies of her book and the admiration of all the young residents where she is living.” For more information on Emeritus at Carmel Valley, visit

Champagne Reception held for Photographer Peggy Stokes exhibit Lomas Santa Fe Country Club recently hosted a Champagne Reception for photographer and club member Peggy Stokes for her photography exhibit “Through the Lens.” About 185 people attended the event. The exhibit of over 45 photographs will be on display at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club until the end of April. If you would like to view the exhibit, contact Pam Pauling to schedule an appointment. She can be reached at (858) 755-6768, ext. 102.

Local conservation group, Primate Connections, in conjunction with the Primate Rescue Network, will host a “Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Celebration” at the Pacific Sports Resort (formerly known as the PAC) in Carmel Valley. The event, open to the general public, will be held on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 5 p.m. and feature some of the best wines, cheeses and chocolate from around California and beyond. There will also be live music, a special performance by acro-yoga dancers, great raffle prizes and a silent auction. Tickets to the event ($20 RSVP/$30 at the door) may be purchased at:


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Academy Award-winning actress, activist and author to headline ‘Tea & Tonic’ Center for Community Solutions (CCS), a nonprofit agency that offers a complete range of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse prevention and intervention services, announced that its 14th annual “Tea & Tonic” event will be held on Friday, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Grand Del Mar Resort. The benefit, which is presented by Nordstrom and sponsored by TJX Companies Inc., HD Supply Facilities Maintenance and the California Endowment, is being held in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Chaired by Cyndi Benson, the event raises community awareness while honoring dedicated volunteers and local businesses that have donated time and resources to help San Diegans affected by these relationship issues. This year’s event welcomes author, activist and critically acclaimed actress Marlee Matlin as the keynote speaker. The winner of an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in “Children of a Lesser God” at age 21, she is the youngest recipient of a Best Actress Oscar and one of only four women to receive that honor for a film debut. Funds raised by the event will be used toward CCS’s full range of domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention programs, including emergency response teams, a 24-hour hotline, two emergency shelters, victim advocacy, two transitional housing programs, case management, court accompaniment, clinical services and legal services. CCS operates the only rape crisis center in the city of San Diego while providing an array of prevention programs for youth and adults. Tickets for the 2013 “Tea & Tonic” are $150 per person with table sponsorships available starting at $1,750. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, contact CCS at 858-272-5777, ext. 151.




April 18, 2013

Stephen Hawking visits San Diego to honor friend Famous science physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking made a special visit to the Chinese School of San Diego to honor his past friend Dennis Avery. Both studied at Cambridge in England and were honorary fellows. They kept their friendly connection since the 1970s. Hawking was unable to attend Avery’s funeral last year. However, he informed his widow Sally Wong Avery, the current director of the Chinese School, about making a special visit this year to honor his close friend. More than 100 people attended the celebration, including Mayor Bob Filner and County Supervisor Ron Roberts. Many Chinese school students and local residents from areas including Del Mar and La Jolla watched along with young science enthusiasts as local leaders spoke at the special event. One of the attendees said, “This is like meeting Albert Einstein during our lifetime!” Filner called Hawking a national treasure from England. He said, “It is an honor to have such a world-renowned scientific mind visit our city. Today we have our local national treasures as well, Dennis and Sally Wong Avery, providing a rich educational and cultural legacy.” Filner says he holds great admiration for the scientist who faced adversity due to his Lou Gehrig’s disease and yet made so many contributions in the fields of science and astrophysics. The festivities included a traditional lion dance tribute to Avery. A peach tree was also planted outside of the

school in his honor meant to signify remembrance and longevity. Roberts said, “Stephen Hawking is one of the leading scientists in the world and to have him in San Diego is a mark of distinction. Dennis and he had such a strong friendship, now our city benefit from that.” Roberts added there are many overseas connections for San Diego, stating he was in China last summer with a local biotech group and saw much business potential for San Diego. He presented a proclamation making April 13 officially Stephen William Hawking Day in San Diego County. Hawking spoke via his special speaking device and said, “Today is a day of honor. Dennis Avery was a remarkable man with profound humility. He had a passion for astronomy. I was always astonished by his interest and research in the cosmos and their origin.” Hawking commented on how the Averys had visited him various times in England and jokingly added they were true friends who stayed to “wash dishes.” The 71-year-old Hawking has been a regular visitor to Southern California for over 40 years. He first came to the California Institute of Technology to share findings with other scientists and now visits Caltech on a yearly basis. The Chinese School of San Diego is the oldest Chinese school in the city and the only local learning institution to teach Cantonese. More information can be found at http://

Carmel Valley residents Cindy and Erica Espineli, Christy and Betty Lam, Melanie and Gloria Limas An, Evan Espineli with Stephen Hawking.

Cuisine for a Cause: 32nd Annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala slated for April 27 Award-winning chefs from San Diego and across the country will convene in La Jolla for a night of “Epicurean Elegance” and philanthropy on Saturday, April 27, at the 32nd annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala. Benefitting the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, the event will feature 11 prominent chefs preparing their signature hors d’oeuvres paired with fine wine. This year, all proceeds

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San Dieguito Union High School District College Night and Fair is April 29 The second annual San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) College Night and Fair will be held on Monday, April 29, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This event is sponsored by the San Dieguito Union High School District and will serve the students of Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School, San Dieguito Academy, Sunset High School/North Coast Academy and Torrey Pines High School. More than 150 colleges and universities from across the nation will participate in this event, as well as test prep, college essay preparation and financial aid companies. This hybrid forum will allow students and parents a unique opportunity to

La Jolla Music Society presents pianist Rafał Blechacz May 10 La Jolla Music Society concludes this Season’s Frieman Family Piano Series with Rafał Blechacz at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. Winner of the 2005 International Chopin Piano Competition, Rafał Blechacz has also won prestigious prizes and awards at music festivals and competitions worldwide. His La Jolla Music Society program will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Szymanowski. La Jolla Music Society enhances the concert-going experience by presenting “Preludes” – pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance. Steven Cassedy, Professor of Literature and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at UC San Diego as well as a classically trained pianist, will deliver a pre-concert lecture, Polish folk music dressed up, from Chopin to Szymanowski, at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $25$75 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 and online at

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learn more about college admissions than ever before. The college fair will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This event will provide a great opportunity for students and parents to visit with multiple college admission representatives and learn in depth information about specific college campuses. Last year, in its first year, the College Fair attracted over 3,000 attendees and the response from our community was overwhelmingly positive. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., students and families will be able to walk next door to the Activity Center to attend any of the four college-led information sessions. These sessions will be 30 minutes in length and topics include: “UC Admissions”;

balloons. The sign and balloons will be delivered and placed in the front yard during the week before graduation. A gift card which says “Good Luck and Congratulations” will accompany each delivered order. Deliveries will be made only to Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. Anyone wishing to order the yard sign without balloons and delivery must pick up the order at the school on Tuesday, June 12, between the hours of 2:30 and 6 p.m. All proceeds go to support TPHS Dollars for Scholars Senior Scholarships. To place your order, please visit www.

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds April 27 & 28

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More than 200 players and coaches from leagues and high schools across the county attended Sunday’s Clinic. High school standouts from around the county — Kailey Hill, Ramona High School; Hannah Gilliland, Cathedral Catholic; Cortney Horne, West Hills; and Sarah White, Rancho Bernardo — came out to lend a hand.

Softball clinic fundraiser held at Cathedral Catholic to benefit Cunningham family On April 14, friends of the Cunningham family held a softball clinic fundraiser on the Cathedral Catholic campus. On the evening of March 17, the wife and three daughters of Cathedral Catholic High School head basketball coach Will Cunningham were struck by a driver heading the wrong direction on State Route 52. Medics took Cunningham’s wife Alisa, a softball pitching coach, and their three daughters to the hospital. The Cunninghams’ younger two daughters were released from the hospital about two weeks after the accident; Mrs. Cunningham (Alisa) and daughter Taylor remain hospitalized. The Cunninghams have coached youth and high school sports in San Diego for years, and on Sunday, April 14, recreational players, high school players and coaches from around the county came out to support the family. The softball clinic raised $14,000 to help alleviate the Cunninghams’ mounting medical expenses. If you would like to donate to the Cunningham family, please visit and follow the link.

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Canyon Crest Academy Foundation to hold May 11 ‘Shoot for the Stars’ Celebration & Auction at the Del Mar Foundation and Del Mar Library to bring ‘Fancy Nancy’ to Del Mar San Diego Air and Space Museum Canyon Crest Academy Foundation will hold its largest annual fundraising event, “Shoot for the Stars” Celebration, at the San Diego Air and Space Museum on Saturday, May 11, from 6 - 10 p.m. The CCA Foundation has been working to raise funds to support the extraordinary range of programs and exceptional quality of education that have become the hallmarks of CCA since the school doors opened in 2004. In 2012, Newsweek ranked Canyon Crest Academy as the 97th best high school in the United States and the CCA Foundation is proud to have contributed to this ranking. CCAF is a nonprofit parent volunteer organization, dedicated to realizing CCA’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer, and community support. The donations raised by the CCA Foundation fund arts, engineering, technology, the sciences and humanities, college and career counseling, and athletic programs. Every student at CCA benefits in some way from the generous donations made by CCA families to the Foundation. The Foundation raises the money that helps make the difference between an ordinary high school experience and the exceptional educational opportunities available to all Canyon Crest students. The event on May 11 is open to the community. Tickets are available at $75 per person. Guests will have full access to the Air and Space Museum exhibits during the event. Several teachers will be attending as well, representing all areas of Academics, Envision Arts, and Athletics. The proceeds of this event will support the immediate education needs of the 1,800+ students at CCA, which are not covered by the San Dieguito Union High School District. Your support is needed to make this year’s event a success. The Celebration Committee would like to ask for your help in a few ways: 1. Donate an auction item — hairdresser, salon services, clothing store coupons, vacation / timeshare, restaurant coupons. Every item is tax deductible to the extent allowed by Federal/State laws. 2. Sponsor— there are a full range of sponsorship opportunities, including sponsoring a teacher for just $75. 3. Attend the event! It’s going to be a great party! Each ticket is $75 per person. You will have an opportunity to have access to the Air and Space Museum exhibits in this festive environment! You can find more information about the event at or contact Teri Naftalin, Chair, at, Kelly Hughes at or Erin Pynes

The Del Mar Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Del Mar Library, will present a Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure with New York Times bestselling children’s illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 1 p.m. The event will start at the Powerhouse Community Center, 1600 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, 92014, and will continue with a parade up 15th Street to the Del Mar Plaza. Join the party dressed in your Fancy Nancy finery and enjoy the Fancy Nancy activities offered by the Del Mar Library and the San Diego bookstore The Yellow Brick Road. After the activities, Glasser will delight her fans with a fun, interactive reading, after which she will lead Fancy Nancy fans and their families on the first-ever Fancy Nancy Parade along a short route through the streets of Del Mar. There will be a VIP reception immediately following the parade at the Del Mar Plaza for all families who pre-purchase an autographed copy of the newest Fancy Nancy book, Fanciest Doll in the Universe. This offer is limited to the first 200 to pre-purchase the book through the link provided on the Del Mar Foundation website at www.delmarfoundation. org. As a special bonus, complimentary hairdos from the children’s hair salon Pigtails & Crewcuts will be offered at the VIP reception. In addition, each adult will go home with a gift certificate for a haircut from the Vicky Lavanty Salon located in Solana Beach. The Del Mar Foundation thanks the Friends of the Del Mar Library, The Yellow Brick Road, Pigtails & Crewcuts, the Vicky Lavanty Salon and Adventures by the Book for making this event possible.

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Canyon Crest Academy’s Junior Optimist Club’s Charity begins at home

(L-R): Kevin (Alpha Project Staff), Arthi Haripriyan, Kira Sedayo, Adrienne Rozells and Kara Nepomuceno. Canyon Crest Academy’s Junior Optimist Club members making sandwiches for the homeless.

The Canyon Crest Academy’s Junior Optimist Club (JOOI)’s 9th graders recently spent their weekend volunteering to put a smile on the faces of those less fortunate. The CCA JOOI Club was formed by a group of Canyon Crest Academy students who shared the interest of helping the community and making their four years of high school purposeful and memorable. Recently, four of the club’s members, Arthi Haripriyan, Adrienne Rozells, Kara Nepomuceno and Kira Sedayo, organized and participated in the St.Vincent De Paul event of making sandwiches for the homeless. With donated funds, they had a sandwich-making production line last Sunday at 9 a.m. How many peanut butter jars does one need to make 250 sandwiches? The team of four cranked out 250 sandwiches in three hours amidst good music, fun conversations and movie trivia. Besides being an important experience, it was also fun. It was a good bonding opportunity for the club. They then loaded the van up with the lunch bags and drove down to the shelter. Being fortunate to live in Carmel Valley, we don’t usually see homeless shelters that are often talked about, but this experience was eye opening. Homelessness is something many of those people did not choose. A few wrong turns, some misfortune and the bad economy have probably led them to a homeless situation. It gave us a clear picture of reality since it is quite possible for even one of our families to end up in such a situation. “Our first stop was the Neil Good Day Shelter. The minute we landed there with the food bags, there was an organized line of people who were waiting for lunch. It was a moving experience to see how there wouldn’t have been a lunch in their day if we did not take it to them. This was a stark reminder of what we take for granted in our day-to-day lives. Someone asked for bottled water which is when we realized that our next event needs to include water besides the sandwich and fruit that we had packed. We handed about 100 bags out. Everyone thanked us many times for lunch. Looking into their eyes and making that human connection was humbling. “Our second stop was at the Alpha Project (a nonprofit human services organization) winter shelter. This is a huge tent in a parking lot downtown. They set up a table and we handed out lunch bags to about 100 people. “God bless you!” said one of them.


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We toured the shelter that had beds and areas for food and clothing distribution. Toilets were port-o-pottys and showers were in a portable shower unit. Adults had rules that they would need to follow to be able to use the shelter. The shelter is in operation from November to April but has been extended to July this year. The Alpha Project employees serve the shelter day in and day out. Various organizations bring their donations to this shelter. They have snacks available during the day and are given one hot meal every day in the evening.” Kira Sedayo’s thoughts on this event were “Those that we served lunches to at the shelters were very nice people and they are just like everyone else.” Arthi Haripriyan’s thoughts were “It was an eye-opening experience and it really changed my perspective on homelessness and how we can do more to help those who are less fortunate” We felt that the sandwiches and fruit we took did not do justice to the need there was at the shelter. We returned with this feeling of wanting to do more and raise awareness among our communities so that each family will take some time and sign up to bring 250 lunches for at least one day in a year...We hope that this article and the few pictures we took will inspire the readers to take one day in your lives to bring lunches to the homeless people of our San Diego. Canyon Crest Academy’s four kids — Arthi Haripriyan, Adrienne Rozells, Kiera Sedayo and Kara Nepomuceno — made a huge difference last Sunday and gained experience that they will carry for the rest of their lives! Arthi and Adrienne were instrumental in starting the JOOI club at CCA and are energized by the like-minded members who have made the club fun and a great place to be. This effort was made possible by the following organizations and people: Special thanks to Carmel Valley’s Harini Narasimhan for setting up the sign-up process with the shelter. Thanks to Jim Perrot (member of the Del-Mar Solana Beach Optimist Club) for helping us start the JOOI club, Del-Mar Solana Beach Optimist Club for their contribution, Gia Rozells for her donation and hosting the event, Norine Sedayo for helping with the assembly and the Haripriyan Family for their donation. Special thanks to the Alpha project for the opportunity to serve and Kevin for the tour of the shelter.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00034527-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway San Diego, Ca 92101 Central Division PETITION OF: ETHAN LE HOANG for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ETHAN LE HOANG filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name ETHAN LE HOANG to Proposed Name SHEL DE HOANG. 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: May 24, 2013. Time: 8:30 am Dept 52. The address of the court is: 220 W. 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: Apr. 12, 2013. Lisa C. Schall Judge of the Superior Court CV454. Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008326 Fictitious Business Name(s): Hoop Motion Academy Located at: 12547 Heatherton Ct. #189, San Diego, CA, 92128, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 12547 Heatherton Court #189, San Diego, CA 92128. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business was 3/20/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Sarah J. Bucher, 12547 Heatherton Ct. #189, San Diego, CA 92128 #2. Alison J. Bucher, 12547 Heatherton Ct. #189, San Diego, CA 92128 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/20/2013. Sarah J. Bucher, Hoop Motion Academy. DM897. Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-010807 Fictitious Business Name(s): redberrygirl Located at: 8380 Miramar Mall, Suite 228, San Diego, CA, 92121, 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: Stephanie Poolos Koresaar, 8380 Miramar Mall, Suite 228, San Diego, CA 92121. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/11/2013. Stephanie Poolos Koresaar. CV453. Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008549 Fictitious Business Name(s): Casa Sol y Mar Located at: 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Attn: Mike McLaughlin, 4133 Taylor St., San Diego, CA 92110. 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: Casa Sol y Mar, LLC, 4133 Taylor St., San Diego, CA 92110, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/22/2013. Diane Powers, Casa Sol y Mar LLC. DM905. Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-010023 Fictitious Business Name(s): Out & About Communications Located at: 702 Ash Street, Unit 1100, San Diego, CA, 92101, 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: Lauren Hong, 702 Ash Street, Unit 1100, San Diego, CA 92101. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/05/2013. Lauren Hong, Founder & Owner. DM902. Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-009572 Fictitious Business Name(s): Plantingfield Partners Located at: 6142 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 33, Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Kevin E. Meier, 6142 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. #2. Amy K. Meier, 6142 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/02/2013. Kevin Meier. DM901. Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-009307 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Neuro Serenity b. San Diego Neuro Serenity Located at: 2810 Camino Del Rio South #104, San Diego, CA, 92108, San Diego County. Mailing Address: P. O. Box 882021, San Diego, CA 92168. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Anthony Odozi, 2810 Camino Del Rio South #104, San Diego, CA 92108. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/28/2013. Anthony Odozi. DM899. Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013-008964 Fictitious Business Name(s) of Partnership: Hoop Motion Academy Located at: 12547 Heatherton Ct. #189, San Diego, CA, 92128, San Diego County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on: 3/20/13, and assigned File No. 2013-008326. The following general partner has withdrawn: Alison J. Bucher, 12547 Heatherton Court #189, San Diego, CA 92128. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.): Alison J.

Bucher. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 03/26/2013. DM898. Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008132 Fictitious Business Name(s): Camp Onward Located at: 15684 Lyons Valley Road, Jamul, CA, 91935, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4295 Crestview Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 3/9/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Struggling Wren LLC, 15684 Lyons Valley Road, Jamul, CA 91935, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/19/2013. Alea Parker, Member (Struggling Wren LLC). CV452. Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-007694 Fictitious Business Name(s): Susana House Keeping Located at: 4454 Estada Dr., Oceanside, CA, 92057, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 08/08/98. This business is hereby registered by the following: Susana Leal, 4454 Estada Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/14/2013. Susana Leal. DM895. Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008416 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Center for Social Design Located at: 15960 Via Broma, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92091, 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: Stevenson Projects LLC, 15960 Via Broma, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/21/2013. Susanne G. Stevenson, President. DM894. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-006614 Fictitious Business Name(s): Poodle Parade Located at: 552 Barham Dr., Ste. 219, San Marcos, CA, 92078, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 8/16/12. This business is hereby registered by the following: Yumi Maruo, 552 Barham Dr., Ste. 219, San Marcos, CA 92078. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/05/2013. Yumi Maruo. DM893. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008696 Fictitious Business Name(s): Simple Life Personal Concierge Services Located at: 14059 Mango Dr. #A, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Susan J. Jewell, 14059 Mango Dr. #A, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/25/2013. Susan J. Jewell. DM892. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-007208 Fictitious Business Name(s):

GEO ECO Consulting 2010 Located at: 13735 Paseo Cevera, San Diego, CA, 92129, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The first day of business was 11/30/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Hristomir Hristov, 13735 Paseo Cevera, San Diego, CA 92129, #2. Rozalina Hristova, 13735 Paseo Cevera, San Diego, CA 92129. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/11/2013. Hristomir Hristov. DM890. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008702 Fictitious Business Name(s): Eat-ology Located at: 16476 Calle Pulido, San Diego, CA, 92128, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 3/21/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lindsey Gloff, 16476 Calle Pulido, San Diego, CA 92128. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/25/2013. Lindsey Gloff. CV451. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008323 Fictitious Business Name(s): Man Cave Billiards Located at: 3960 Del Mar Meadows, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 3/20/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Joshua David Wissehr, 3960 Del Mar Meadows, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/20/2013. Josh D. Wissehr, Owner. DM891. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008561 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ranch and Coast Rehab Located at: 155 15th St. #16, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box N, Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 08/05/2002. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sabonjian Speech Services, Inc.,155 15th Street #16, Del Mar, CA 92014, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/22/2013. Sandra M. Sabonjian, Owner/CEO. DM808. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005819 Fictitious Business Name(s): SSC Gym Located at: 10940 Roselle St., San Diego, CA, 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7770 Regents Road, Suite 113-#240, San Diego, CA 92122. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 2/27/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Chris Robinson Health & Fitness Inc., 8434 Via Sonoma #62, La Jolla, CA 92037, CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/27/2013. Christopher Robinson, President. CV450. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013

ANSWERS 4/11/13

Notice of Hearing Date: May 31, 2013. Time: 9:30 am Dept 52. 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: Carmel Valley News. Date: Apr. 12, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV455. Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-007520 Fictitious Business Name(s): Cardiac Fitness and Weight Loss Located at: 2262 Carmel Valley Rd., Ste. F, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Marian Holland MD Inc., 13781 Nob Ave., Del Mar, CA 92014, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/13/2013. Marian Holland, President. DM887. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008406 Fictitious Business Name(s): Optometry Cabana Located at: 12925 El Camino Real, Suite 203, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 03/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Tania Stevens Optometrist PC, 12925 El Camino Real, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92130, California.


This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/21/2013. Igor Slony, V.P. CV449. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-007566 Fictitious Business Name(s): Taxes Plus Located at: 14055 Caminito Vistana, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 14055 Caminito Vistana, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 1/1/1989. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michele L. Probert, 14055 Caminito Vistana, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/13/2013. Michele L. Probert. CV448. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008339 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Cali Coast Industries b. CCI Located at: 7653 Mission Gorge




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Rd. Unit 60, San Diego, CA, 92120, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7653 Mission Gorge Rd. Unit 60, San Diego, CA 92120. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The ďŹ rst day of business was 1/1/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Daniel Montes, 7653 Mission Gorge Rd. Unit 60, San Diego, CA 92120, #2. Jarod Carroll, 4110 Mt. Alifan Place Unit B, San Diego, CA 92111. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/20/2013. Jarod Carroll. CV447. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013

b. Corporate Triathlete Located at: 4140-160 Via Candidiz, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The ďŹ rst day of business was 03/05/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Torrey Pines Group LLC, 4140-160 Via Candidiz, San Diego, CA 92130, California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/21/2013. Renee I. Ramsdell, Member. CV446 Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-008445 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Harmony Interaction

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Casa de Amistad holds fundraiser


asa de Amistad, a Solana Beach nonprofit organization thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provided duallanguage families with educational support for 15 years, held its annual fundraising event on April 13 at the Del Mar Hilton. In addition to featuring a dinner, dance and auction for the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loyal donors, the event also served as a celebration of the students whose lives have been impacted tremendously by the help theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received from Casa de Amistad. Another guest of honor at the event was Judge H. Lee Sarokin, a retired U.S. district judge and U.S. appeals court judge, who volunteers as a mentor and tutor at Casa. In addition to attending the fundraiser as part of the Casa de Amistad family, he played with his jazz band, Joe Satz Trio. For more information, visit www.casadeamistad. org. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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‘Unforgettable Prom’ benefits Friends of Scott


he Friends of Scott Foundation made dreams come true for teens with cancer at the seventh annual “Unforgettable Prom” held April 5 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. The event featured great music (Rock & Roll Miracles), prom dresses, tuxedos, a red carpet entrance and more. Friends of Scott is a nonprofit organization that was founded in memory of Scott Delgadillo who lost his life to childhood cancer. The Friends of Scott Foundation’s (FSF) mission “is to help children with cancer and their families. The organization ensures they receive the emotional and financial support needed to cope with this devastating disease.” For more information, visit

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Honor our planet by going green on Earth Day The Kitchen Shrink

BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22 as folks pay homage to the planet’s bounty with a rekindling of community awareness and commitment to a cleaner, greener, safer place in the universe we call our home. So rally your sustainable sensibilities while kicking up your heels and shrinking your carbon footprints.

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Establish roots in your community Become an intrepid landscaper by cultivating “green” gardening techniques —enliven your outdoor space by conserving water and using native plants and pesticide-free edibles. Plant a Mediterranean herb garden with basil, thyme, rosemary and Italian parsley, along with fruit trees and veggie gardens suitable for California climes (heirloom tomatoes, avocados, apricots, zucchini, plums, low-chill apples and figs). For apartment or condo dwellers, plant a windowsill garden and dwarf Meyer lemons that thrive indoors.

Be a bag lady Environmentally friendly eco-totes are flying off shelves faster than you can say “paper or plastic?” In this country, 88 billion plastic bags made of non-renewable petroleum are consumed yearly. Some of these troublemakers suffocate birds, choke sea critters and take 100 years to decompose. While paper bags produce heaps of solid waste, and require more energy to recycle than plastic. Invest in a handful of recyclable cotton totes (some insulated and waterproof) that also keep perishables from perishing. Another incentive is the bag credit awarded at natural food supermarkets, and the bag by-law in Solana Beach, now charging customers for paper shopping bags. My eco-tote of choice is the Tote Buddy ( that helps organize a pile of reusable bags in a decorative folder. Set a sustainable table Reusable flatware, glassware and dishes trump paper plates and plastic cups and cutlery by a long shot. Snagging second place are biodegradable or unbleached, recycled plates and cups and bamboo utensils. Do as the French do and use cloth serviettes instead of paper napkins. If beverages are served from cans and bottles — recycle. Where possible, buy in bulk to cut down on package wastes. For leftovers, pack in glass storage containers that are also freezer-friendly. Be a SoCal local Buy seasonal and local (if possible, organic as well), it’s healthier for you, (your wallet), and the community. These not only have fewer chemicals (pesticides and synthetic fertilizers), but a smaller carbon footprint since they are not roador jet-lagged, travelling fewer miles to market, wasting less energy. Check out farmers markets and seasonal produce charts for best bets. Where’s the beef? Recent studies have shown that cow flatulence and sheep belches emit millions of metric tons of methane gas into the air every year (one-fifth of total greenhouse gas emissions) — even more than cars. Substitute an organic quinoa burger or grilled Portobello for a beef burger on a bun. If you must do meat, make it grass-fed and organic. Green grilling This time gas beats out. Using natural gas and propane grills is more energy efficient, cleaner, and produces less waste (including greenhouse gases) than using the charcoal counterparts. If you’re a die-hard charcoal grill-meister, consider swapping out conventional charcoal for more eco-forgiving types. Lump or hardwood charcoal produces less ash by-products when burned, while ceramic briquettes and lava rocks don’t burn at all, rather absorb and radiate heat for even distribution. For other life-sustaining recipes, visit or email

Chilled Green Bean Soup My Earth Day contribution is this ecofriendly recipe that will cool you down during the steamy globally-warmed summer nights ahead. Serves 4. Use organics when possible. Ingredients: 1 pound fresh green beans (trimmed, quartered) 1 sweet onion, diced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 cups filtered, boiling water 2 eggs 6 tablespoons plain Greek yoghurt 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon dried basil Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste Method: In a stockpot sauté onions in oil on low until translucent, then add the water, green beans and lemon zest. Cook un-

til the beans are al dente. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. In a blender mix eggs, yoghurt, lemon juice, herbs, spices, sugar, salt and pepper, and whip until frothy. Slowly stir this blended mixture into the soup. (This is a delicate operation since the eggs must cook but not curdle). Cool at room temperature, then chill. Serve in environmentally-friendly bowls like tempered glass. Garnish with lemon slices and sprinkle with paprika.


April 18, 2013


Paws in the Park


he City of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission presented “Paws in the Park” on April 14 at La Colonia Park. The event featured a variety of petrelated activities, including pet contests, as well as food for people and dogs. Donations were also collected for animal rescue groups. In addition, animals were available for adoption. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Kimberly Marquez with Juliette, Moses Marquez with Romeo, Nannette and Frank Caldararo with Neesha

Vero with her dog Chevy

Bonnie Sealey with Laddie and Maya, Jeri Linder with Sage, Joe Bruglio with Marcello

Isabella Smith, Cathy Cloney, Maddy Smith

Laramie runs for the fly-ball.

Tim Lueker and Chris Chatfield with Penny

Erin Beard with Harley and Paisley, Cheryl Mata with Lacey

Alexis, Lenden and Mitchell Webb with Lola

Neil and Gracie with Kona, Betsy and George with Heidi and Grover

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VETERANS continued from page B1 have fun but also commit to a process that helps them adjust to a return to civilian life. They work on building their resumes and getting skill training that makes them more attractive to employers and hopefully on a path to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;meaningful job,â&#x20AC;? one that Collins believes the veterans have earned. They also participate in service projects together like a build for Habitat for Humanity and Challenge America, helping put together a boating regatta for children with disabilities. They enjoy a few perks as well, such as a recent trip to the Los Angeles set of the new TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hannibal.â&#x20AC;? The healing process Veterans 360 provides is not healing in the traditional sense, Collins said. He said he knows they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to cure PTSD but there are steps they can take with the veterans so they can feel supported and understand why theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling how theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We help them with questions like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why am I so angry?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why do I drink so much?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Collins said.

Veterans 360 offers flexible treatment modalities that make sense for each person. Some prefer hiking, others like to surf. The Veterans 360 group has worked with other organizations on different types of healing methods: Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone horseback riding with REINS Therapeutic Riding Program, off-roading with 4 Wheels to Heal, and worked with the David Lynch Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Operation Warrior Wellness, which stresses the practice of transcendental meditation. One veteran said he felt the most stress relieved from skydiving, so they were able to facilitate that as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One size doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit all,â&#x20AC;? Collins said. Collins said they really hope to start a program to educate spouses as often a spouse does not understand what their veteran went through in combat and the veteran does not wish to talk about it. They may think their husband or wife is lazy for not being able to get off the couch or not wanting to play with the kids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can educate a spouse on what their [veteran spouse] has been through and how they can work to-


gether to address those issues, and what resources there are for a family to overcome this togetherâ&#x20AC;Ś that could be really powerful,â&#x20AC;? Collins said. Collins said the big challenge Veterans 360 has to overcome is dealing with a group of young men and women who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t readily accept help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They think â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll fix itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the last thing they want to do is ask for help because of the stigma attached for them. We have to show that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign of strength,â&#x20AC;? Collins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t push them through the door. If we open the door, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do everything we can to get them to come through but they need to take that first step.â&#x20AC;? Collins spoke of a young Navy vet who lives in her car but refuses to ask for help â&#x20AC;&#x201D; yet. Collins stresses the â&#x20AC;&#x153;yetâ&#x20AC;? and is determined that one day Veterans 360 will be able to help her when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready. Collins said none of this will work without community support and he hopes he can get help from local businesses and individuals. Helping Veterans 360 can come in many forms: A community service project

Coldwell Bankerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mary Heon receives multiple recognitions Mary Heon, a consistent top producer with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Del Mar office, has earned membership in the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier for her sales production in 2012. This award represents the top 1 percent of all 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. In addition to this amazing achievement, Heon was also recognized for being among the Top 100 of all Coldwell Banker individuals and teams in Southern California and the number one sales associate in the Del Mar office. Heonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successful 23-year career in real estate is remarkable. Her ability to accomplish success for each and every client is a testament to her hard work, integrity, and dedication to the real estate industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The success of each client is always my focus and priority,â&#x20AC;? says Heon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every opportunity to list or sell a properMary Heon ty is important and a privilege. Every transaction matters. Each positive outcome is a shared success!â&#x20AC;? Heon specializes in fine homes and estates through San Diego County. Mary Heon may be contacted at 619-888-7653 or via email at

that needs to be done; a business willing to offer an internship or hire young veterans; a financial planner willing to teach them about planning a budget; even a local chef who would be willing to open up their kitchen to teach them some cooking basics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of these things are invaluable,â&#x20AC;? Collins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are high school kids in 24- to 28-year-old bodies. They went straight into service, served in combat and then were sent back out into

the civilian world. Stuff we take for granted, they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t experienced.â&#x20AC;? Collins said his goal is to replicate what they do in other military hubs across the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited for the future but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a challenge,â&#x20AC;? Collins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing worth doing is ever easy and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure.â&#x20AC;? For more information, visit


Work at Home Business Expo is April 20-21 The Work at Home Business and Franchise (WaHB) Expo is returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 20-21 to offer free tools and resources to startup and established homebased business owners. There is no cost for admission to the event when you register early online at Admission will be $5 at the door.


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CARMEL VALLEY $610,000 3BR/2.5BA

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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525

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2192 Caminito Del Barco Monica Meredith-Prudential CA Realty

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RANCHO SANTA FE $1,195,000 2BR/2BA

6127 El Tordo Janet Lawless Christ-Coldwell Banker

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6157 Paseo Delicias Susan M. Kazmarek-Willis Allen

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16936 Via De Santa Fe Gloria Doinoff-Coldwell Banker

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6129 La Flecha Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K.Hawkes/host: D. Lynn-Prudential CA Realty (858) 775-9771

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6411 Via Naranjal Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm P. Rogers/hosts: M.Stone & B.Swanson-Prudential (858) 756-1113

$2,250,000 5BR/5.5BA

5006 El Acebo Del Norte Pari Ziatabari-Coldwell Banker

$2,366,000 4BR/4.5BA

7638 St. Andrews Nancy Bell-Prudential CA Realty

$2,495,000 3BR/3.5BA

17540 Puerta Del Sol Janet Lawless Christ-Coldwell Banker

$2,495,000 5BR/5.5BA

6842 Farms View Ct. Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/host: D. Henry-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355

$2,495,000 5BR/5BA

6550 Paseo Delicias Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gallagher & Gallagher-Prudential CA Realty (858)259-3100

$2,635,000 6BR/5.5BA

17445 Circa Oriente Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Becky and June Campbell-Coldwell Banker (858) 449-2027

$3,195,000 4BR/4.5BA

6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham-Coldwell Banker

$3,490,000 6BR/7.5BA

4540 Los Pinos Sat 2-5pm/Sun 1-4pm K. Ann Brizolis/host: D. Henry & M. Stone-Prudential (858) 756-6355

$3,749,000 7BR/7BA

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