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Volume XVII, Issue 17
May 2, 2013 Published Weekly
Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure
■ ‘Teacher of the Year’ brought transitional kindergarten to SB district. See page 4
Patsy, Mackenzie, Shaelan, McKinley, Adeline and Charlotte look their best at the Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure held in Del Mar on April 28. The event was presented by the Del Mar Foundation and Friends of the Del Mar Library. For more, see page B17. PHOTO/JON CLARK
■ Marsha Sutton column: ‘Solana Beach parents protest full-day kindergarten.’ See page 7
■ Ultra division relay winner raises money for at-risk youth. See page B1
DM Times earns two state honors The Del Mar Times won two more state journalism honors in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s recent Better Newspaper Contest (BNC). This newspaper was named a Blue Ribbon Finalist and won a Certificate of Achievement (placing in the top 10 percent of 2012 entrants) for submitting an “outstanding entry” for Lifestyle Coverage (the entire B section of this newspaper produced by executive editor Lorine Wright and designer Scott Reeder). In addition, columnist Marsha Sutton was named a Blue Ribbon Finalist and won a Certificate of Achievement (placing in the top 10 percent of 2012 entrants) for submitting an “outstanding entry” for “Best Editorial Comment.” This newspaper has won numerous national, regional and local awards over the years, including three first place national “General Excellence” awards.
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DMUSD, Teachers Association reach budget agreement BY KAREN BILLING An agreement has been reached between the Del Mar Union School District and the Del Mar California Teachers Association (DMCTA), resulting in $1 million in budget solutions. The budget solutions teachers agreed to were increasing class sizes from 20:1 to 22:1 in grades kindergarten through third; a corresponding reduction in Extended Studies Curriculum; no more oversize class stipends; no more upper grade compensatory days; and reduced out-of-contract pay for shared contracts. The one-year memoran-
dum of understanding (MOU) was passed by the teachers last week and the board voted 5-0 to accept the MOU at its April 25 meeting. President Doug Rafner said he was shocked because he’d heard so much about the preference for the proposed furloughs as a budget solution over class size increases in discussions prior to the April 25 meeting, but was happy that both sides were able to come to a resolution, which he said is no easy feat. Trustee Scott Kholos See BUDGET, Page 6
Gun-control petition sparks debate in SB BY JOE TASH The discussion of gun control at Solana Beach City Hall on Wednesday, April 24, revealed sharp divisions among the speakers, with one man suggesting that a proposed new gun regulation “smacks of Mussolini’s Italy.” But after the meeting, as both sides in the debate talked quietly on
the sidewalk outside council chambers, the mood became friendlier. The pastor of a local church, whose congregation wants the City Council to take action to curb gun violence, agreed to have lunch with the owner of a Solana Beach gun shop. “The conversation has to happen,” said the Rev. David Miller of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of San Dieguito. “I’m happy to talk to these guys, they’re not bad people, they’re my neighbors.” Gregg Stockwell, owner of Direct Action Solutions, a gun shop on Genevieve Street, agreed that he also wants to open up a dialogue. “We share common ground. We See GUN, Page 6
Proposed mixed-use development raises concerns in CV BY KAREN BILLING Residents expressed concerns about how a proposed new mixeduse development on Carmel Mountain Road and Carmel Country Road will blend with their community at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting on April 25. Called Merge, the retail and commercial project employs a modern architecture design and is intended by developers Gary Levitt and Tony Frost of Seabreeze Properties to bring something very different to the community than what was originally planned. “We want to bring in a level of architecture and design that really
A rendering of the proposed Merge mixed-use development enhances the area and create something special,” Frost said. But the different look is not sit-
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Lawsuit filed against City of Solana Beach over seawall, stairway regulations BY JOE TASH A group representing coastal property owners has filed a lawsuit against the City of Solana Beach, alleging that land-use rules adopted by the City Council in February violate both state law and the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit was filed in San Diego Superior Court on Friday, April 26, by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the Beach & Bluff Conservancy, a nonprofit group that represents coastal landowners in Solana Beach, according to a statement released by the foundation. At issue are rules adopted by the council that affect bluff-top development in the city, which could limit the ability of coastal homeowners to build and maintain seawalls and private stairways. The rules also concern how far back from the edge of the bluff any new structures must be placed. “Our lawsuit says to Solana Beach, ‘Tear down your unlawful anti-seawall policies, and stop eroding the property rights of coastal landowners,’” said foundation principal attorney Paul J. Beard II, in the written statement. In an email, Solana Beach City Manager David Ott declined to comment on the law-
suit, except to say “The City will not be providing any comments in regards to the Pacific Legal Foundation lawsuit other than it is under legal review.” In February, the City Council voted 4-1, with Councilman Tom Campbell in opposition, to move forward with a draft coastal land use plan that will be submitted for consideration by the California Coastal Commission. Once Solana Beach has an approved coastal plan in place, the city would have more autonomy to approve development projects within its borders. The debate pits property owners who want to protect their homes from coastal bluff erosion against those who are concerned about public beach access and environmental preservation. The process of seeking approval for the city’s local coastal plan has proved contentious; it’s now gone on for 13 years, with the city submitting seven different versions of the plan for consideration. The Beach & Bluff Conservancy filed a lawsuit against the Coastal Commission in March 2012 after the panel rejected a previous version of the local coastal plan submitted by Solana Beach.
Business seat open on Carmel Valley planning board BY KAREN BILLING There is an open business seat on the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board as representative Jill McCarty termed out of her seat after eight “packed” years on the board. “It’s really been a pleasure to be on this board and be able to be part of the decision making,” McCarty said at her last board meeting on April 25. The business owner must be one who owns, operates or serves as the designee of a local business with a valid business license operating at a non-residential real property address (including property zoned agricultural, but excluding post office boxes) in the community planning area of Carmel Valley or Pacific Highlands Ranch. If interested, please contact Frisco White at email@example.com.
CV planning board to send city a letter on marijuana issue BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board said it wanted to be on record as opposing marijuana dispensaries in its community and voted April 25 to send a letter to the city regarding the city’s proposed medical marijuana ordinance. “The letter will not take a position on the merits of medical marijuana and focus on land-use issues and protecting our neighborhoods from issues associated with those facilities,” said board member Manjeet Ranu. The board’s letter comes on the heels of the April 22 San Diego City Council meeting in which the council kicked back Mayor Bob Filner’s ordinance that would have allowed dispensaries in more areas of the city, including Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar Heights Village on Mango Drive, the Torrey Hills Shopping Center and the future Pacific Highlands Ranch Village Center. Council directed city staff to draft a new ordinance, going back to the language similar to the city’s 2011’s ordinance. Sending back the mayor’s proposed ordinance took many of the proposed community commercial zones off the list. The closest possi-
ble location to Carmel Valley would be in Sorrento Valley off Roselle Street. Mel Millstein, a representative for Councilmember Sherri Lightner, said he does not see the issue coming back before council for another six to nine months. Several community members spoke out against the ordinance at the meeting and stressed that they did not think “pot shop” storefronts belonged in their community. Resident Tom Heatherington said concern is that people with marijuana recommendations can get them filled and return one hour to the same shop and get it filled again with the purpose of having enough to sell. He said that marijuana will just end up out in the community being sold to local youth — he noted he’s found an empty vial from one of the San Diego “pot shops” in Carmel Del Mar Park. Judi Strang, of the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth, said her organization has been tracking the issue since the first shop opened in 2005. They seek to prevent marijuana from becoming “commercialized” and for it to be sold as a retail item in a retail setting. “Retail settings say to our young people that it’s permissible,” Strang said.
Del Mar Heights Shell Station to add car wash BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board heard plans for a self-service car wash to be added to the remodel of the Shell Station at Del Mar Heights Road and Interstate-5. Owner Steve Thomas plans to change the configuration of his 1,800- square-foot building, taking out the three service bays and adding 720 square feet for a convenience store and the 900 square feet self-service car wash to the back. He said business has changed and he doesn’t do as much repair work in the bays as he used to and he thinks that the convenience store and car wash will be an improvement and a benefit to the community. Board members commented that the added benefits might draw more locals there as they tend not to go there to fill up as the prices are high. “You must be the most expensive gas station in San Diego,” board member Manjeet Ranu said “Close,” said a good-natured Thomas. As of press time, the station was tied for the fourth most expensive in the city at $4.49 a gallon.
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SB ‘Teacher of the Year’ spearheaded district’s first transitional kindergarten class Carmel Creek and Solana Highlands. Her class has hosted visitors from the Fallbrook and Encinitas school districts looking to observe the new class in action. Jara found out she was the district’s “Teacher of the Year” at an afternoon assembly, suspiciously spotting her husband and 4-year-old daughter Lena in the audience (her oldest Zoe, is in kindergarten at Solana Vista). “I started piecing it together after I saw him and the superintendent and the assistant superintendent and the principal,” Jara said. “It was humbling for sure, it’s hard to be able to take it when you work with people who are work just as hard and are just as good as you, even better. I try to enjoy it but at the same time recognize that everybody is working hard. This is a wonderful staff.” Jara has been a teacher for 16 years and this is her eighth year at Solana Vista. She previously taught second and first grade before taking on the challenge of transitional kindergarten. Jara’s father was in the military, which meant a lot of moving around as a kid—by the time she graduated high school she was in her 13th school. Even with all that experience at those multiple schools, she wasn’t yet set on becoming a teacher. Jara started working as a
Solana Vista transitional kindergarten teacher Shawntanet Jara is Solana Beach School District’s ‘Teacher of the Year.’ PHOTO/ KAREN BILLING
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where your passions are.” Transitional kindergarten has become an ideal landing spot for Jara as it allows her the freedom to build what she wants the program to be. Within an hour of the notice being posted that the district was looking to hire from within for the TK teacher position, Jara had her application letter written up. In Jara’s TK, students learn to read and they are writing every day. They do math, health and wellness exercises, and a lot of storytelling. “My passion is fairy tales and art,” said Jara who added that she makes school “juicy” for the kids with elements of the Common Core State Standards (there are none yet for TK), as well as borrowing teaching tools from Waldorf, Montessori and Reggio Emilia teaching approaches. As a nod to the Waldorf style of teaching, her students do embroidery, sewing and Jara tries to bring in a lot of elements of nature — there are fresh flowers on every table and tree stumps serve as chairs. One stump in the corner serves as a “Peace Table,” something Jara has always had in her classrooms for conflict resolution. Whenever students have an issue they go to the table where a prompt reads “I did not like it when...” The student must be holding a marble heart stone in order to speak, and
they go back and forth talking until they’ve said everything they need to say. “When they leave they have to end with a handshake or a hug and say ‘Friends’ or ‘Peace’ and life goes on. They do such a wonderful job there, all without the aid of the teacher,” Jara said. In Jara’s classroom there are cheerful flowers dangling from the ceiling, a puppet theater, roomy dollhouse and Indian elephant artwork, and just one piece of the class’s Global World Carnival in which they did art projects from Australia, Africa, Mexico and Ecuador. Hands-on learning is a must in her classroom. She said children love getting a bunch of raw materials and creating something out of nothing. When her students were reading “The Three Little Pigs,” Jara brought in bundles of sticks so the kids could build their own house. “It’s so much fun, they have such a wonderful time acting out stories,” Jara said. The way Jara is in the classroom is a reflection of her personal life. Her family are “urban farmers” in Carlsbad and raise their own veggies and have three chickens, steadily producing eggs. Jara said it’s important to show her girls how much they can do on their own — in addition to the farming work, when they want new
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BY KAREN BILLING Solana Vista School’s Shawntanet Jara has been named the Solana Beach School District “Teacher of the Year” after successfully launching the district’s first transitional kindergarten class this year. This is the first year transitional kindergarten has been implemented in California in an effort to reach those children whose birthdays are in the fall, instead of starting kindergarten too early and risking falling behind. Per the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010, for the 2012-13 school year, students must be 5 on Nov. 1. The date moves to Oct. 1 for 2013-14 and Sept. 1 for the 2014-15 school year. All of Jara’s students will turn 5 in October or November. Parents with students on the cusp of the deadlines have tough decisions to make, whether to wait or start their children in kindergarten and many are unsure what to do, Jara said TK offers them an answer. “It’s not preschool but it’s not kindergarten,” Jara said. “It’s a lovely opportunity. It’s truly the gift of time to the youngest of children, to really get them ready.” The Solana Beach district is the only in the area to offer it and Jara’s class includes students whose home schools are
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CONCERNS continued from page 1 area with the understanding that the lot would be developed as a straight commercial retail project. Laura Copic, who represents the neighborhood most impacted in Carmel Valley (Neighborhood 10), said she likes the smart design of Merge more than what was originally proposed but has her reservations with the look. “My concern is that the architecture is quite different from what surrounds it,” Copic said. Residents in attendance said the “ultra-modern” design would play better downtown and that its sharp edges and flat roofs make it unsightly. “This thing is like early American airport,” said one resident. Planning board member Debbie Lokanc disagreed and said in her experience as a Realtor she’s seen more buyers drawn to the “clean lines” and “zen-like” architecture shown in Merge. The developers are seeking an amendment to the existing permit ap-
proved in 2007 for 20,000 square feet of commercial retail in five buildings with surface parking lot. Instead of the box store buildings, Merge aims to be a “true mixed use” center using the 4-acre lot for 10 townhomes with detached garages and private yards, and 21 residential for sale flats over 35,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. The plans also include underground parking and a central green space for both residents and office and retail tenants. The project is required to have 216 parking spaces and Merge will provide 241 in both underground parking and a surface lot. The original plan included 186, all surface parking. After hearing comments from the board’s regional issues subcommittee in February that the townhomes facing Drycliff looked like “barracks,” the developers softened their look by breaking up the units, adding stone and wood elements and borrowing color from neighboring homes. Each townhouse will have private porches and a 12-foot planting area before
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the sidewalk. In addition to opposing the project’s aesthetics, residents said that the project is too dense for the area and will cause traffic issues. Two of the access points Merge is proposing to use — Drycliff Trail and Corum Court — residents say are more like driveways and are the only ways out of the neighborhood. The increased traffic will make it more difficult to get out onto Carmel Mountain or Carmel Country roads — already there are backups in the mornings, residents said. Board member Manjeet Ranu said that he appreciated the effort made to frame surrounding streets and provide street-fac-
continued from page 1 said he was a little disappointed in the outcome but he had pride that smart, thoughtful people were able to sit around a table and come to some agreement about what they feel is best for the district. “It isn’t a perfect solution, but it is what happens when you’re negotiating between two sides. Is it exactly what both sides wanted? I think both would say ‘no.’ It’s kind of a messy process and you come up with the best solution possible,” said Tim Asfazadour, assistant superintendent of human resources. “It’s a tough process but we aren’t like Ramona whose teachers are looking at going on strike…It’s not the best solution but we didn’t get to an impasse because we continued to negotiate in good faith.” The MOU is the result of two years worth of negotiations. “It has been a very purposeful deliberation process and no decision was taken lightly. There was a lot of back and forth at the bargaining table,” said District Superintendent Holly McClurg. McClurg said all parties worked together as the district faced a very different reality of needing to find at least $2 million in budget
GUN continued from page 1 want to make society safer,” said Stockwell. The accord between the two groups represented by Miller and Stockwell may turn out to be the most significant development of Wednesday’s gun-control debate, as the City Council declined to take immediate action on a list of five requests presented by the church in a petition signed by 83 people. The petition asked the City Council to: join the group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”; revise the Solana Beach general plan to restrict sales of firearms to a single business; hold a gun buyback program with other cities and the county; support the 22nd Agricultural District’s responsible policies and extensive policing at gun shows; and work with the 22nd DAA to eliminate future gun shows. Church members said they were motivated to circulate the petition by December’s shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults
ing elements on Drycliff, Carmel Mountain and Carmel Country but they left out Corum Court. He said he would like to see Corum Court incorporated more into the plans as well as better activating their green area as parts of it are nowhere near the retail area and won’t draw pedestrians into it. “It’s not as walkable as you think it is just yet,” Ranu said. Merge was only an informational item on the agenda on April 25 but will return to the planning board as it continues through the city review process.
cuts to avoid deficit spending and keep a healthy reserve, wanting to come as close to $2.5 million as possible. In March, the district approved $1,596,130 in cuts and the DMCTA agreement includes the second part of those budget solutions, a savings of approximately $1,011,000. Some parents in attendance expressed frustration that the DMCTA did not accept five furlough days as an option, a savings of $682,500. Due to those furloughs not being accepted for certificated teachers, the district will not be able to do furloughs for classified and management staff and will have to find another place to trim the approved savings of $202,000. Parents also did not like that class sizes would increase. “The MOU to me is a disappointment,” said parent Suzanne Hall. “Not only does it effectively roll back cuts that the district has already committed to but it also removes teachers from the teaching pool that we’ve already invested time and money in.” Hall said it strikes at the youngest students first with increased class sizes when she said they are the age level that benefits most by keeping classes small “I feel very strongly that this is the wrong first cut for our district,” Hall said, noting she preferred the fur-
lough day alternative. Parent Jen Charat said when the process began, the district stressed that its goals were to keep cuts away from the classroom, keep them temporary and to spread the impact across the district. “I’m worried that the MOU contradicts all those stated goals,” Charat said. “It sends the wrong message, especially when the community has said it preferred furloughs to class size increases.” Charat said the community is still trying to regain faith in the district after a “rocky” last few years. “Balancing the budget on the backs of kindergartners is a step back,” Charat said. “I fear it will change the fabric of our district…I fear it is not necessary.” Trustee Kristin Gibson said she appreciated the parents being in attendance and sharing their views. She noted that at the town hall meeting, 45 percent stated that class size increases were not the preferred cut. “The MOU is not completely aligned with what the community told us but it is part of a process and the first step in a direction we need to go. If the bond had passed we wouldn’t be in this situation,” Gibson said, lamenting that the difference in Prop CC passing was just 130 votes. McClurg said furlough days were thoroughly dis-
cussed, as were all options. She said that even with 22:1, the district remains at the low end of class sizes in the area. McClurg said there are many variables associated with students’ success and she believes they can still provide high quality education even in classes of 22 students or more; some in the district are already at that level. “If I didn’t think we could continue to provide top quality education with this decision, I would be making that statement to you,” McClurg told the board. “I don’t think there will be an impact.” The MOU also includes no change in salary schedule with the exception of full funding for step and column increases for eligible teachers; no increase in benefits; and modifications to contract language relative to the sitebased decision making and grievance articles. The MOU’s agreement for an ESC reduction will result in one full-time equivalency position loss that the district provides. As of last week, the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation had raised a little over $1 million with a May 7 extended deadline left in its campaign (with a $2 million fundraising goal). At that level of fundraising, it would mean the loss of four ESC full-time equivalency positions from the current year level.
at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Lynne Talley, a church member, told the council that the failure of federal officials to act (last week, a majority of U.S. Senators voted to expand background checks for gun buyers, but the bill died due to a Republican filibuster) puts the responsibility on local officials. Joining the Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns “may feel like a symbolic act, but it speaks a lot to your intentions,” said Talley. “The local level is the place where action really begins.” Council members seemed willing to join the group, but requested more information before making a final decision. Some 900 mayors from cities around the country have joined the group, including Mayor Teresa Arballo Barth of Encinitas, Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego and Mayor Cheryl Cox of Chula Vista. While none of the council members supported restricting the number of gun shops that can operate in the city, some on the panel suggested the city may review the locations
where gun shops are allowed during an upcoming overhaul of the Solana Beach general plan. According to testimony during Wednesday’s meeting, the city currently has three licensed firearms retailers, including Direct Action Solutions. Council members also said a gun buyback program could be a good idea, but that Solana Beach doesn’t have the money for such a program, and the city would have to partner with the county or other agencies. Council members also opposed lobbying the 22nd DAA, which runs the Del Mar Fairgrounds, to stop holding gun shows at the facility. “I think they do a fantastic job,” said Councilman Tom Campbell regarding the operators of the popular gun shows, which are held several times a year. Mayor Mike Nichols said he didn’t want church members to feel like their effort went for naught, even though the council did not act on their proposals. “I feel like you have ac-
complished something by just raising the issue and allowing us to have a conversation,” Nichols said. Most of the 13 speakers opposed the church’s petition, and the idea of limiting the number of gun shops in the city took the most heat. “I can’t imagine this council limiting (Solana Beach) to one lawyer, one doctor or one restaurant,” said Brian Brady. “Frankly, it’s scary to me to think when church, business and government get together to create a state-sanctioned monopoly on some sort of a thing, it kind of smacks of Mussolini’s Italy,” Brady said. John Hermsen said he appreciated what the church was trying to do, but, “Unfortunately it’s ignorant and misguided. It’s not the American way to limit businesses.” “I have so much respect for this church for wanting to make a difference. I don’t think this petition is the way to do it,” said Jonathan Mighdoll.
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Education Matters/Opinion Solana Beach parents protest full-day kindergarten BY MARSHA SUTTON At first I thought I had taken a wrong turn and landed by mistake at a Del Mar school Marsha Sutton b o a r d meeting, given the crowd of people outside the door. It was an overflow crowd at the usually quiet Solana Beach School District’s board meeting on April 25, with more than 100 people trying to squeeze into the boardroom. Parents came to protest the district’s proposed shift to full-day kindergarten this fall for the Global Education program based at Skyline School in Solana Beach. Global Education, created about 30 years ago, is a unique educational program for students in grades kindergarten through sixth that incorporates individualized instruction with a themebased, multi-age approach. Skyline principal Lisa Denham called it an alternative program based on the needs of the whole child. She said the program adheres to state standards, but subjects like reading and math are typically smallgroup, individualized instruction rather than wholegroup instruction. Classes don’t conform to traditional grade levels. Denham said a combination grades 1 and 2 class at other schools might be a grouping of 6-, 7- and 8-year-olds in Global Ed. Students are grouped by ability, development and
age, and teachers work with students “where they’re at,” she said. Most unique is how social studies is taught in Global Ed. For grades 4-6, students are required by the state to learn California history, American history and ancient civilization. In Global Ed, Denham said the entire student body, grades K-6, will study one of the three themes each year and do activities all together at the end of each unit. Themes rotate year to year, and at the end of three years the cycle starts over. Skyline houses the K-6 Global Education program and a traditional grades 4-6 education. The Global Ed program enrolls about 185 students, with only 27 spots open in kindergarten each year. Very few students leave the program, and younger siblings are guaranteed enrollment, Denham said, so there is always a long waitlist to get in. Denham said the program is different than most others, has deep roots in the community, utilizes excellent teachers, and heavily involves parents. It’s that parent component that has many upset. Global Ed parent Sara Appleton-Knapp said parents were “blind-sided” by a letter sent in March from SBSD superintendent Nancy Lynch to incoming kindergarten parents, saying that this fall Global Ed kindergarten would shift from a modified day, ending at 1:15 p.m., to a full day ending at 3 p.m. “There wasn’t parent
input,” Appleton-Knapp said. “In a program where the parents are so involved, to not ask the parents what they think about it, it doesn’t seem like they’re doing their due diligence.” When Appleton-Knapp heard about the letter, she contacted other Global Ed parents and it snowballed, resulting in over 100 people packing the April 25 school board meeting. Under Public Comment, 14 speakers asked the board for data on the decision, reasons why parents weren’t consulted, whether teachers were on board with the change, and how 5-yearolds will cope with a longer day. Speakers were not just parents of incoming kindergartners. They were parents of older children in the program, parents with children now in high school and college who participated in the program, and even grandparents who praised the program for their children who now have children of their own. Chris Antonelli, who has three children in middle and high school, said, “Global Ed gave them a love of learning. I think you have it backwards. Instead of making Global Ed look like everything else, you should make other schools more like Global Ed.” Solana Beach City Council member David Zito, whose three children participated in Global Ed, opposed the decision, as did Scott Billington who said taking zero input from parents represents “a communication
breakdown.” Bobbie Hilton, a former teacher of Global Ed., said young children need time for play. “Global Ed gives kids time to come into their own academically,” she said. “If parents want full-day kindergarten, other Solana Beach schools are providing that.” Sixth-grader Siena Fischel said, “I feel sad you are changing it. I really liked how we got out early.” Appleton-Knapp requested a data analysis to explain why the shift was being made. She asked if the district was “solving a problem that doesn’t exist.” Teachers did site visits Several speakers said the teachers should have been consulted, but Lynch and Denham said teachers were involved and aware. “We had three meetings with the teachers,” Lynch said. She said she shared with the teachers extensive research indicating that fullday kindergarten provides better academic preparation for young students. After doing their own research and visiting other schools that offer full-day kindergarten, the teachers “found from research that it’s good for all kids [and] came up with a beautiful plan of what they were going to do in the afternoon,” Lynch said. “They had total control over what that program would look like.” Appleton-Knapp disagreed that research unanimously supports the benefits of full-day kindergarten.
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“A lot of the models about the advantages of fullday kindergarten don’t necessarily apply to Global Ed because of the nature of the program,” she said. Appleton-Knapp, a cognitive psychologist who has one child in the Global Ed program and one who completed it and is now in middle school, said the program pulls educational principles from varied sources, including learning theories of Piaget and Montessori, and involves cross-age teaching and experiential learning. She said the modified day for kindergartners is integral to the integrity of the
entire program. “What has made the decision for modified day at Global Ed is based on the same principles that everything else is based on,” she said. One of the goals behind Global Education, AppletonKnapp said, is to get kids to love learning. But she said that’s unlikely to happen if their early experience is negative and “they burn out” after six hours at school. She emphasized that the Global kindergarten program is a modified day, not a half day. “Half-day was not long enough and full day was too long, so we’re in between.”
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Carmel Valley student named semifinalist in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Carmel Valley resident Kailyn Miller, a graduating senior at La Jolla Country Day School, was recently named one of about 550 semifinalists in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 3,900 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities. Final selection of the scholars will be made by the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President, and will be announced in May. The Commission will select one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; up to 20 students representing the visual, literary and performing arts; and 15 Kailyn Miller students at-large. Scholars will be invited to Washington D.C., in June to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in various activities and events held in their honor. Semi-finalists were chosen by a panel of distinguished educators after a review of students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts.
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Del Mar Pines School highlights students musical talents with its annual Spring Sing performance to be held on Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme, “Two for Tunes,” explores a wide array of music written through collaboration or sung as duets. Students enjoy showing off all
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TPHS graduate one of top 25 vying for coveted job in Tourism Australia contest BY ROB LEDONNE 2002 Torrey Pines High School grad Sarah Cross was perusing her iPhone when she came across word of a contest. “Something about it spoke to me,” she says of the contest sponsored by Tourism Australia that promises a $100,000 salary and six-month gig working with animals in the country for a lucky few finalists. “If I won, I’d be in South Australia working on Kangaroo Island, working with a variety of animals and sharing my experiences through blogs and social media,” Cross said. The purpose of the contest is to promote working holidays and Australian culture, as well as bring awareness to the country’s native animals, something Cross has a passion for. Cross was actually born in Australia (but hasn’t been there for over a decade), then moved to Texas while spending her summers in San Diego. While here, she developed a love of horses, caring for her own at a young age. “I had been riding horses since I was 6 years old,” she
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‘If your mind is still active, you can live a good and rewarding life’: Recently deceased author wrote about being quadriplegic BY ASHLEY MACKIN Local resident June van Lint’s story is one of living a full life despite any limitations – and survival. Having lived a life full of travel and family, van Lint spent 46 years as a quadriplegic before passing away on March 30. Along her journey, she wrote her story with her one usable finger on an electrical typewriter, calling it “My New Life.” You can read it online at www. van-lint.org Living 46 years in the condition van Lint found herself is almost unheard of, according to her husband Victor. (The Guinness World Record is 54 years). However, June survived several serious health complications and traveled the world. In 1966, the van Lints were on vacation in Oregon with their four adopted children when the family was in a car accident. “June got a whiplash injury in her neck with no significant nerve damage, but doctors had to perform a cervical fusion operation to stabilize the vertebrae,” Victor explained. “After the surgery, she was in a coma for six weeks. When June woke up, could only move her head and had minor use of her left hand and could not speak. “Over the years, she overcame several illnesses that typically end the life of a quadriplegic. People with conditions similar to June’s often die when they get their first lung infection; pools of liquid form (in the lungs) and you get pneumonia and you can’t breathe well … 75 percent of causes of death are pneumonia … June had several cases of lung
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Local soccer coach holds circuit training classes for adults Three mornings a week, local youth soccer coach Paul Currie keeps adults on their toes and working hard. He also has them dancing through rope ladders, performing side planks, lifting hand weights, and exercising parts of the body that many adults haven’t for ages. All of this is part of the “circuit training” exercises Currie leads outdoors at the La Colonia Park in Solana Beach every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, with sessions starting at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. “Circuit training” is the description given to the process of performing different aerobic exercises in rotation around a circuit of small courses of rope ladders, cone layouts, jumps, slalom poles, hill climbs, and other activities. Curriel lays out eight different exercise courses in roughly a circle and times the activity in each course to run for exactly one minute. After completing one course, each participant moves on to the next course in the circuit. Participants run the courses at their own speed, and with modifications to fit their needs. In between the aerobic circuits, after a short breathing and water break, the participants typically go through five or six one-minute core strengthening exercises such as stomach crunches, side planks, bicep curls, squats, and lunges. All of this is preceded by a warm-up jog and stretches, and followed at the end by
L-R: Pam Panther, Chris Bizzack, and Coach Paul Currie. Photograph by Charles Foster. warm-down stretches. The end result is a thorough workout and a lot of good, healthy breathing, all completed in just under an hour. An avid soccer player and successful youth soccer coach, Currie’s real job is as a professional coach for three or more San Diego Surf soccer teams during afternoons, evenings, and weekends. He conducts the circuit training classes in the morning to help adults become more fit, add a little to his coaching income, and do extra workouts along with his participants so he can continue to compete strongly in his men’s soccer club. (His men’s club recently won the National Over-30 Soccer Championship in Kentucky.) Currie grew up playing soccer in England about 30 miles north of Manchester. Since then, he has played and coached professional soccer in both England and Australia. After coming to the U.S., he coached for several youth clubs in the San Diego area before settling in with the San Diego Surf Soccer Club. His teams have won one National Championship, several State and Regional Championships, and many southern California tournaments. Throughout each circuit training session, Currie provides knowledgeable guidance and gentle encouragement. One of his sayings with regard to youth soccer coaching is “If you coach in the right way and try to develop players, then the wins will come.” For his circuit training adults, he works to help them win at becoming more fit and healthy, with much encouragement and many words of “Well done!” For additional information about circuit training at La Colonia Park, Currie can be reached at 858-342-7857 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Solana Beach to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festive event May 4 SDJA teacher Amy Civin and her eighth grade class are looking for used clothing donations for their Project Rwanda drive. Courtesy photo ers Foundation and her story was even told in a 2007 movie starring Hilary Swank. As part of its Freedom Writers curriculum, SDJA has been communicating with Rwandan teacher Issa Sikubwabo and his students, a teacher Civin met at the Institute. Sikubwabo teaches at a school in the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, a village for young people orphaned by the Rwandan genocide in 1994. While SDJA was able to purchase the books and curriculum-support materials needed to incorporate Freedom Writers into the classroom, Sikubwabo’s school lacked the necessary funding. That’s where SDJA students hope to step in. “We were really inspired by the Freedom Writers,” said student Gabbie Burkholtz.“We wanted to find a way to raise
The Solana Beach Cinco de Mayo Community Fiesta will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Avenue. This alcohol-free community event will offer many exciting cultural opportunities for the whole family. Highlighting the entertainment stage schedule will be the festive sounds of Mariachi Orgullo de San Diego (1-3 p.m.), followed by a performance by a professional Ballet Folklorico dance group (3-4 p.m.). These traditional and colorful Mexican heritage performances will be sure to inspire a cultural appreciation of Mexico. Fun activities for the whole family will include: Piñatas; game booths with prizes; Mexican craft booths; face painters; and fun jumps for the kids. Authentic Mexican food and beverage favorites will be provided. Free vision and health checks will be provided by the Del Sol Lions Club. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the city web site at www.cityofsolanabeach.org or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 858-720-2453.
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BY KAREN BILLING San Diego Jewish Academy students in Amy Civin’s eighth grade English class are getting an education on how they can change the world. While going through Civin’s curriculum that incorporates the inspirational book “The Freedom Writers Diary” that empowers students to reach their full potential, they decided they want to give that lesson of empowerment to students a world away through a fundraiser called Project Rwanda. The class is seeking donations through the end of May to fill a 45-foot, “ginormous” container on campus with used clothing. The clothing will be given to Good Thrift, which buys the clothing in bulk for $3,000 and distributes it to local San Diego nonprofits in need. That $3,000 will then be turned around to buy books and supplies for their beneficiary school in Rwanda. “This is our way to give back, things are not as easy there,” Civin said. “We believe in this curriculum so much, it’s all about giving kids their voice.” The eighth graders hosted a dance-a-thon last Thursday to kick off their Project Rwanda efforts. DJ Mark Langford donated his time to keep the students dancing all night, as well as brought in his advanced hip hop dance students from Royal Dance Academy as entertainment. Raquel Mussali, an SDJA parent and Zumba instructor, led the students in Zumba routines. Admission was $5 and a bag of clothes to get the drive kicked off — they were able to raise $350 and fill up the container some but they still have plenty of room for community donations. “We’re hoping to spread the word and fill it up,” said Civin. “Everyone benefits from this.” Last summer, Civin was one of 25 teachers across the country selected to participate in the 2012 Freedom Writers Institute in Long Beach, led by teacher Erin Gruwell, whom Civin called a “powerful speaker, inspirational educator and catalyst for social change.” Gruwell took students who were labeled “unteachable” and “below average” and encouraged them to use their voices to become the Freedom Writers, writing about their experiences. The resulting book was ‘The Freedom Writers Diary” and all of those students went on to attend college. Gruwell went on to found the Freedom Writ-
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Earl Warren students/Kids Korps volunteers participate in project to help end childhood hunger On Saturday, April 20, students at Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach participated in volunteer activities at Feeding America San Diego. More than 15 students, who are also Kids Korps USA volunteers, participated as a part of the generationOn campaign “What Will You Bring to the Table?” The national campaign calls upon America’s youth to bring their ideas, creativity and passion to the table to help end childhood hunger. Other groups include a local Girl Scouts troop and students from Alpine Elementary School. As a part of the day of service, San Diego youth packed and sorted healthy fresh fruits and vegetables to distribute to kids in need through FASD’s BackPack program and Farm2Kids program, which help feed 16,300 local kids each month. From March 18 through April 30, generationOn, the youth service enterprise of Points of Light, and its corporate partners – ConAgra Foods, Arby’s, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hasbro, Inc.– called upon young people across the
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St. James Academy student council’s Shred-A-Thon benefits Warrior Foundation The St. James Academy student council hosted a Shred-A-Thon on April 13 where people could bring their confidential documents as well as “E”waste, such as computers, televisions, cell phones, and have them safely, securely destroyed. The students decided to split the net donations with a worthy cause as a way of giving back to the community. They chose the Warrior Foundation because they believe it is important to honor the country’s military service members who fought abroad so that America remains safe and free. They especially like the fact that every penny that goes to the Warrior Foundation helps those stationed right here in San Diego. The event was such a huge success that the students were able to present a check in the amount of $1,635.90 to the Warrior Foundation. The donations actually came from all over the county and the response was so favorable, they are hoping to make this a yearly event. Maggie Brady, co-chairman of Ways and Means, came up with the idea for the event and played a key role in promoting it.
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One Paseo will help build a sense of community in Carmel Valley It is of my humble opinion and of many of those that live in this area that the One Paseo project is a great example of a project based on the betterment of a community and not solely for profit. If you have never had the experience of a pep rally in one of our country’s many small towns, you’re missing out. While on a business trip, I had this privilege to join a friend and his family as the entire community gathered for the high school football team’s play-off pep rally. It was like a scene from a movie set, with a slice of yesterday playing out before your eyes. Yet it was truly part of the fabric of their life; deep-rooted and not likely to change any time soon. All around me was a sense of community and camaraderie with a huge pep rally, including music and cheerleaders and hundreds of team loyalists with business store fronts painted to show their support, local vendors selling goods and the local coach and business leaders delivering motivating speeches. Growing up in a small town, this quickly brought me back to my own home town where we gathered regularly in the town center to meet friends and talk about the possibilities to come. The “Main Streets” had been a place of community gathering while I was growing up and have been replaced with strip malls and big box stores over the years, depriving us from building the social network we demand and deserve. There are many projects around the city of San Diego that call themselves “Main Street Concepts” but very few of them meet the singular meaning of a spot-on “main street” project. Real “Main Streets” are pedestrian-oriented streetscapes that fit within the fabric of the existing community and include a collection of uses, including retail, service, residential and office. They are meant to become the focal point for the community and, as such, provide common areas, reflect the local culture and remain active throughout the day and night. Because of the diversity, the “Main Street” then becomes a place to work and play, serving the community not only during the day, but during weekends and times of celebration of the community. While reviewing One Paseo in detail you will become optimistic for its potential to influence us to become more intertwined into the fabric of our community and, with it, build a real sense of community. All too often projects are designed to squeeze as much revenue out of a community and not how the development can better the community. We, in the Carmel Valley area, deserve to enjoy the ability to live and work in a community with a variety of resources such as those offered by a well thought-out “Main Street” such as One Paseo. It is for these reasons and more that I believe One Paseo will help build a sense of community right here in Carmel Valley. Joseph Rietman, Carmel Valley
Countywide political merry-go-round BY GORDON CLANTON Countywide, a complex game of political musical chairs is playing out. Congressman Bob Filner was elected mayor of San Diego in November. State Senator Juan Vargas, whom Filner had defeated three times, then won Filner’s congressional seat. Assemblyman Ben Hueso then took Vargas’s senate spot. Labor leader Lorena Gonzalez is among those now seeking Hueso’s assembly seat. Meanwhile, San Diego Councilman Tony Young resigned to become local head of the American Red Cross. Myrtle Cole and Dwayne Crenshaw will meet soon in a special election to determine Young’s successor – and the balance of power on the council. Filner has endorsed Cole. So much for the intention of the term-limits movement to put an end to “career politicians.” BTW: Legislative term limits is still a bad idea, the source of much of the dysfunction in Sacramento. We don’t have a problem with “career doctors,” “career lawyers,” or “career mechanics.” Only in politics do we assume that experience is not the best teacher, that the novice can do it better than the professionals. Although San Diego’s Fourth District includes more Hispanics and more Asians than African Americans, it has long been represented by black men, beginning in 1969 with “Living Legend” Leon Williams — so designated by Mayor Filner at his inauguration. More recent D-4 representatives have been disappointing — parochial, self-interested, inclined to nepotism. Closer to home, Republican Supervisor Bill Horn will seek re-election in 2014. Once again Horn’s campaign will be managed by super-consultant (and former boy mayor of Del Mar) Tom Shepard. Shepard, who mostly has worked for Republicans, recently helped elect Democratic Mayor Filner. Horn, first elected in 1995, is term-limited to one more four-year term. Encinitas Councilwoman Kristen Gaspar will challenge
Republican incumbent Darrell Issa in the 2014 congressional primary. Supervisor Dave Roberts or his staffer Adam Kaye will meet with voters every third Friday, 3-5 p.m., at the Del Mar Community Building, 225 Ninth Street. Outsiders often think of San Diego as a Republican town, but Democrats have outnumbered Republicans in the city of San Diego since the 1990s. For many years, San Diego County had a Republican majority, but now Democrats outnumber Republicans countywide. For many years, Del Mar was the only city in North San Diego County with a Democratic majority, but, although Barack Obama carried Del Mar with 53 percent of the vote, Republicans now outnumber Democrats by 17. Not 17 percent. 17 voters. There goes the neighborhood. Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
One Paseo is not smart In his April 25 letter, Robert Scott argues that One Paseo meets one of two notable goals of the Carmel Valley Community Plan: the provision of a “centrally located town center… which emphasizes … mixed uses.” He admits that the project does not provide for the second goal, a public transit component, stating that this linkage with surrounding neighborhoods can and should be mandated by the City. Mr. Scott fails to tell us that the original plan was for the town center to supplement the services of smaller neighborhood centers connected by bikeways and pathways and mini buses to the town center. The town center would then provide a transportation hub to connect the whole of the Carmel Valley community to greater San Diego. In 1975 planners had already recognized that suburban development leads to traffic congestion as residents jump into their cars to go to anywhere else. But Carmel Valley was developed without the transportation component and with three-car garages instead. Residents do jump into their cars to go, even to the town center. Residents from the adjacent community of Del Mar Heights do the same. A community is shaped by its circulation system, and Carmel Valley is most definitely automobile-centric, as are the surrounding communities of Del Mar Heights, Solana Beach, and the City of Del Mar. Public transit systems depend on density to thrive; this is suburbia. So much for transportation. But Mr. Scott nevertheless sees One Paseo fulfilling the dream of a village linked to the wider neighborhood. On the contrary, One Paseo would provide another magnet for automobile traffic, far beyond the capacity of roads built to serve the existing town center. It would be a destination shopping mall masquerading as a village. Kilroy Realty, the developer, recognizes this fact and has prepared a solution for the traffic congestion their project would cause. This solution involves dedicating the main arteries of the community to the automobile. Traffic would be constant and heavy; turn lanes would be longer; trees would disappear; traffic lights would take their place. Any possibility that Carmel Valley could one day host a mix of pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit, in addition to cars, will be destroyed. It’s hard enough now for a pedestrian to brave the exhaust fumes near the intersections of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real or the freeway. No. One Paseo belongs in communities such as the ones listed by Mr. Scott: La Jolla, Encinitas, and Little Italy. Those are dense mixed use urban communities with well-developed transit systems. Planners and developers have betrayed Carmel Valley once by ignoring the importance of the transportation element of an enlightened community plan. Let’s not make another mistake and forever destroy what is still a gracious planned community. Diana Scheffler, Architect, AIA Torrey Pines Community
First they came for the billionaires BY MIKE HAYUTIN (GUEST OPINION) First they raised taxes on billionaires, I wasn’t a billionaire so I didn’t care. Then they raised taxes on millionaires, I wasn’t a millionaire so I didn’t care. Then they raised taxes on those making $500,000, I don’t make $500,000 so I didn’t care. Then they raised taxes on those making $250,000, I don’t make $250,00 so I didn’t care. Then they raised taxes on those making $150,000, I don’t make $150,000 but I began to take notice because many of my friends do make $150,000. Then they raised taxes on tobacco, sugar, trans-fats, the Internet, gasoline and medical devices. Now cared but by that point opportunity and wealth had disappeared from the land. It was too late. My little theft of Martin Niemoller’s take on the rise of National Socialism in Germany is meant to be instructive for those who have let envy, resentment and class warfare influence their desire to make those filthy rich pay their “fair share.” Envy, resentment and class warfare can be as damaging to a healthy economy as racism to a culture. The campaign rhetoric on the left was and continues to be most often centered on the mantra of millionaires and billionaires failing to pay enough in taxes. But funny thing, the taxes proposed slide down the income scale with great See BILLIONAIRES, page 19
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Fair Board Patchwork BY BUD EMERSON Looks like we are going to squander an excellent opportunity to reshape the Fair Board. Instead of making a truly effective, locally-controlled board, we will be grafting on a patch to an already dysfunctional board. Five County Supervisors will be added to the nine political appointees of the Governor — no representation for Del Mar, Solana Beach or San Diego, despite the fact that the fairgrounds touches and impacts all three jurisdictions. My years of experience working to improve both public and private organizations tells me this entity does not measure up against either standard. The current board has significant structural and operational deficiencies. Measured as a private entity which pays no rent, gets free state facilities, and pays no taxes, its profit margins are mediocre at best. Without the profitable race
track, it would likely not be operating in the black. The politically-appointed board barely meets minimum standards of policy making, operational oversight, and fiduciary responsibility. It is basically a rubber stamp board presiding over an “agricultural” organization with a bad case of mission creep. As a public entity it also fails badly in terms of transparency, accountability to the public, and democratic representation. The board rarely engages in real policy making, makes no real attempt to understand its local and regional constituents, and exercises little or no operational oversight. It is a rogue government untethered to any voter constituency. This patchwork restructuring is being guided by a politically ambitious Republican Board President who claims to be speaking for a Democratic Governor. All under the banner of “local control.” We are told this will be a model for restructuring all 58 of the fair boards around the state. Really? What a shame we cannot make this a model of
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velocity, as the beast’s appetite has no limit. The 20 new taxes in the Affordable Care Act will impact average wage earners. The proposed additional tax on tobacco, Polosi suggested value added tax (in addition to not as a replacement for) and trillion dollars of new taxes proposed by the Obama administration’s budget will do like wise. You see we have a dynamic economy. Taxes passed onto medical devise manufacturers; small business owners and yes-even corporations will eventually be passed along to average Joe. Did we not learn our lessons from the results of the imposition of the luxury tax and the alternate minimum tax? The average Joe paid the price for ill-conceived efforts to get the rich to pay their fare share. The problem my dear friends are not that “wealthy,” “greedy” or “corrupt” corporations pay too little. The problem is a beast called big government. It is a voracious beast that will consume resources in the most inefficient ways and in endless amounts. Yes, this beast is necessary but he must be tamed. We are 17 trillion dollars beyond necessary government service funding, on our way to 25 trillion in short order. It is delusion-primed envy that motivates the call to increase taxes on the job creators. Sure there is greed and corruption among the wealthy and those running corporations. But corrupt businesses and individuals can go broke, to jail, can’t print money and do not have the power to tax or incarcerate. Government does. One need only glance at a chart measuring the rate of increased revenue against spending. Both have been going up for decades. But since about 2001 the separation due to the massive spending has dwarfed rising revenue. (with a supercharger after 2010) As has been stated so clearly and correctly, we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Western Europe ignored the beast for decades. Generations became dependent on the beast. The result is Western Europe in economic and social turmoil. Austerity after decades of gorging is exquisitely painful. The cost and pain of taming this beast will increase exponentially the longer it takes to put him on a diet. Please don’t succumb to the alluring call of resentment and envy. Support caging and slimming down the Gargantuan before he consumes the American dream.
KINDERGARTEN continued from page 7 She agreed that some kids do well with a full day of kindergarten but others don’t, and those parents who want full-day K have other options in the district. “If [parents] believe in the theory behind Global Ed, then they probably are going to believe in a modifiedday kindergarten,” she said. Lynch said it was never a question that Global Ed. might end, as some parents seemed to fear. Rather, she said, it’s a matter of equity. All other Solana Beach kindergarten classes are full day, and to have one school not offer it deprives those children of an equal opportunity to be enriched by the additional five and a half weeks of instruction the extra afternoon time would provide, she said. Another factor for Lynch was that the district’s transitional kindergarten (TK) class is full day. “So we were going to have full-day transitional kindergartners applying to go into a modified-day kindergarten,” she said. Although districts are now required to offer TK for children turning 5 in the fall months, it is an optional program, Appleton-Knapp pointed out. “So if a parent chooses that for their child, Global Ed is probably not a good fit for that child,” she said. Parent involvement is paramount A common theme from speakers was that parents were not involved, or even informed beforehand, of the decision. Appleton-Knapp said it was fundamentally wrong not to discuss the issue with parents. A key component of Global Education, she said, is that “parent involvement is paramount.” “It really shows they don’t understand the nature of the program if they don’t ask the parents before making such a big change,” she said. Lynch admitted that parents were not consulted in advance, saying, “There are decisions that the district needs to make that are in the best interest of all kids.” “We involve parents in so many of our decisions,” she said, but adding instructional minutes to make a kindergarten program consistent with the rest of the district and to benefit all students is not one of them. Lynch said it’s technically an administrative decision and nothing the school board would normally vote on because “it’s a continuation of something they’ve already voted on,” having approved full-day kindergarten in the district years ago. Whether this change will be implemented this fall
as planned or be subject to a vote by the school board is uncertain at this point, Lynch said. “It’s up to the board,” she said. “I don’t know what the board will do, but typically this is an administrative decision based on consistency in our district.” Not all parents oppose the change. “Some are for it and some against,” Denham said. “There are parents who have contacted us to say thank you and we support this,” Lynch said. Denham said change can be unsettling. “This program is rooted in tradition, and change is hard and it’s a change to the program,” she said. Change is hard for the teachers too, she said, noting that the district gave teachers opportunities to meet, talk about their concerns, and “think about what they can do and what this program might look like,” she said. Lynch said her impression from the last meeting with Global teachers was that they were on board with the decision to shift to full-day K. “They had come up with a great plan, they had done their own research, they confirmed the same things that we found,” she said. “Change can be difficult [when] it’s always been a certain way,” agreed Lynch, “even if it’s providing a little bit more, [because] that might mean what else might change.” But Lynch stressed that the intent was to add to the program, not take anything away from it. “We have kids who are English language learners and kids from lower socio-economic levels,” she said. “Especially for those students, full day is really meaningful.” Research shows, she said, that all children benefit from full-day kindergarten when comparisons are made between half-day and fullday programs. Later in the board meeting, Solana Beach California Teachers Association President Tarri Baldwin, after finishing her report, was asked by SBSD board member Debra Schade if any teachers had contacted her about the kindergarten issue at Skyline. Baldwin, who teaches at Solana Highlands School in Carmel Valley, said she knew the Global Ed teachers were doing site visits to observe full-day kindergarten at other schools but has not heard from any teachers about the issue. Appleton-Knapp said one of the primary reasons parents have so much passion for the program is the dedication of the teachers who she said are “hugely committed.” “We as parents experience the program with
them,” she said. “We have this really close connection with not only the teachers but with other parents. There’s this strong village atmosphere that’s created just by the nature of the program.” Denham said the program is open to anyone in the district, and includes some students from Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley. “But probably 95 percent are from here in Solana Beach,” she said. Next steps Without the item formally on the agenda, board members were prohibited by the Brown Act from discussing the issue in public. So audience members at the April 25 meeting who had hoped for a discussion left disappointed. Lynch said the district’s bylaws allow anyone to submit an item for inclusion on a future agenda for discussion, and the board president and superintendent then meet to review the proposed agenda. So a request can be made to place the matter on an upcoming school board agenda. But the May agenda is packed, Lynch said, so it’s doubtful it would be added. Parents have other ideas. Appleton-Knapp said parents are requesting that the decision be postponed for one year and that a task force be created of parents, administrators and teachers, “to determine if the decision is warranted, and if it is warranted based on the findings of the task force, then to figure out the proper implementation.” “If they collected longitudinal data and showed there was an education deficiency for these kids, then yes, as a parent I’d want to look into ways to make sure that didn’t happen,” she said. The purpose of the task force would be to examine the research and study the success of local students. If the data support full-day kindergarten, Appleton-Knapp said the next steps of the task force would be “to figure out what this whole day would look like.” She questioned if the teachers had enough time between now and the fall to create an appropriate experience for that extra time. “There needs to be enough time to plan it out so it meets the standards of the rest of the program,” she said. Lynch, for her part, plans to focus on better communication. “Maybe it wasn’t communicated in the way that I thought it had been,” she said. “What we’ll do is work [on] getting out that this is OK, we’ve actually planned something pretty good and special, and it’s alright,” Lynch said. Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr.com.
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RSF Attack Girls celebrate last tournament together with a big win The Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls U18 White team captured the First Division trophy at the Las Vegas Premier Invitational soccer tournament held on March 22-24. Allowing only one goal the entire tournament, they tied Hemet and then beat teams from Nevada, Utah, and San Bernardino. The tightly bonded team has played together under Coach Nate Hetherington for five years, and this tournament will be the last time the team competes together as the players now prepare to graduate and go off to college. The tournament trophy marks a sweet end to a string of highly successful soccer seasons, but also celebrates the warm and wonderful friendships among its players and coach.
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San Diego Premier storms Stanford In another outstanding performance, the San Diego Premier Elite field hockey team won its Under 16 pool and finished a close second in its Under 19 pool at the Stanford 7v7 Tournament recently in Palo Alto. Coached by Torrey Pines head coach Katy Moyneur and former U.S. National Team player Kristi Gannon Fisher, the Carmel Valley-based team went undefeated at the U16 level, chalking up four wins against no defeats. Even more impressive was their play at the U19 level, as the SDP freshmen chalked up three wins and only one defeat against the older girls. They came within two minutes and one goal of taking the pool championship and finished second on the basis of goal difference. Torrey Pines freshmen Gabi Jimenez and Shannon Yogerst led the team in scoring at Stanford with seven goals each; Gia Silahian (TP) and Tatiana Arias (Fallbrook) chipped in six goals apiece. Farah Farjood (TP), Rylie Pope (TP), Kyra Kent (Scripps Ranch) and Nina Randolph (La Costa Canyon) anchored an SDP defense that allowed just six goals in eight games. Keeper Laurel Stockwell (Valhalla) logged four shutouts. Next up is the Play for Pink field hockey tournament at Vista High School this weekend, during which SDP Elite will take on some of San Diego County’s top U16 teams including Mavericks (Encinitas), Coastal Clash (Carmel Valley), Hot Stix (Vista) and Longhorns (Vista).
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Taylor Fritz in action on a tennis court at Ojai. Photo/ Grace Bruton the U.S.T.A. Boys 14-and-under national championship. Fritz, who recently turned 15, is currently ranked No. 5 among 16-and-unders. â€œIt is unusual,â€? Torrey Pines coach Chris Numbers said of Fritzâ€™s role. â€œItâ€™s a unique situation but heâ€™s an excellent high school player and heâ€™s a national champion.â€? Fritz leads a team loaded with young talent. Heâ€™s among four players Numbers said are college prospects. Sophomores Max Liu and Charles Pei, and junior Henry Ji are the others. On April 27, Fritz reached the finals of the prestigious Ojai tournament, becoming just the second freshman in tournament history to do so. Liu and Pei, the Falconsâ€™ No. 2 and 3 singles players, reached the final 16 representing Torrey Pines as a
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doubles team amid an elite field of 64 teams. â€œHeâ€™s soft-spoken, but he leads by example and they all respect him and his results and his tennis game,â€? Numbers said. â€œHe takes the leadership on just by his daily routine, with his results and winning his matches.â€? Fritz, whose parents are both former Grand Slam tennis players, has been playing since he was practically a toddler. When Fritz was 10, he was already beating more polished older players. Thatâ€™s when it was apparent that he was a special player, said his father, Guy Fritz, whoâ€™s a Torrey Pines assistant coach. Taylorâ€™s mother, Kathy May, was ranked as high as No. 8 in the world during her career. â€œAll the other kids got nervous in big matches but he didnâ€™t get nervous,â€? Guy Fritz said. â€œHe would beat guys that he really shouldnâ€™t have beaten.â€? Taylor Fritz has set himself apart in the amateur circuit with a powerful serve and big forehand shots to go along with exceptional tennis aptitude. â€œHe has a lot of weapons at a young age that a lot of (high school-level) players donâ€™t have,â€? Numbers said. Whereas most of his elite high school-level peers are solid and steady players who pounce on their opponents weaknesses, Fritz has the ability to force the issue with an aggressive playing style and powerful shots to back it up. â€œHe has weapons where he can just beat you off the court,â€? Numbers said. â€œAt the high school level heâ€™s very scary right now. He can really hurt people.â€? The Falcons will look to the 6-foot-3 Fritz to inflict some damage in the coming weeks. They play in the San Diego Section Division I tour-
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Local racehorse owners discuss Kentucky Derby and more BY JULIE SARNO Excitement builds as the Kentucky Derby approaches and a few weeks ago local couple Gary and Mary West had several 3-year-olds vying for a place in the starting gate for racing’s Run for the Roses. After 30 years of owning Thoroughbred racehorses, the couple is philosophical about not having a runner this year and talks about their past history with the race, known as “the best two minutes in sports.” First a little background: the Wests have owned property in Rancho Santa Fe for years and in 2008 moved to Rancho Santa Fe permanently. Locally, the couple owns West Steak and Seafood, Bistro West, West Inn Hotel & Suites and West Mart in Gary and Mary West Carlsbad. Courtesy photo Until recently, their major Kentucky Derby hope had been Flashback. Winner of the San Felipe (G2) in early March, Flashback finished second in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 6, but has been sidelined. Following the race, trainer Bob Baffert was quoted as saying a chip was detected in the colt’s right knee. Flashback has had successful surgery and plans call for him to return to the races. The West’s Power Broker finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby. Code West, the runner closest to qualifying to be one of the 20 in the starting gate at Churchill Downs on May 4, finished sixth in the Louisiana Derby (G2) and will not be headed to Louisville. Prior to the Santa Anita Derby, the couple answered questions for this newspaper and then gave a brief update on April 11. Question: Earlier this year, you had three runners gearing up for the spring 3-year-old Classics, Flashback, Code West and Power Broker. (Power Broker finished fifth in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita last November.) Which runner do you place the greatest hopes on at this point? Answer: This year we’re taking nothing for granted, given our past disappointment and run of bad luck with our horses in the Derby. In fact, we will be very pleased if we get one horse into the starting gate on May 4. On April 11, Gary West gave this update: “It is very hard to get a healthy horse to the Kentucky Derby, and we will not have one in the race this year because Flashback came out of the Santa Anita Derby with a small chip in his knee. The good news is, he has already had successful knee surgery and will race later this fall. Power Broker did not run well enough to qualify for the Derby but came out of the race well and plans for his next race will be deterSee OWNERS, page B28
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‘We didn’t take it easy’ SB man leads winning ultra division team in long-distance Ragnar Relay BY KAREN BILLING For the second year in a row, Solana Beach resident Andy Hemmerich took part in the 192-mile Ragnar Relay from Huntington Beach to San Diego, running through the night, fighting delirium and exhaustion to raise funds for the Monarch School for homeless and at-risk youth. The runners took off from Huntington Beach at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and finished on Saturday, April 20, at 2:19 p.m. While the average number of runners on a team is 12, Hemmerich competed with a team of six, deemed an ultra team, and for the second year in a row they won the ultra division, finishing in 25 hours and 19 minutes. “We didn’t take it easy,” Hemmerich said. Hemmerich’s team represented his tutoring business Hammer Prep in Sorrento Valley and included Del Mar resident Jordan Meltzer, Chuck McKeown, Caela Timinsky, Liz Johnson and Alec Fillmore. Last year Hemmerich’s team was part of 10 teams racing to benefit Monarch School, known as the Qualcomm 200 Miles for Monarch. This year the number of participating teams swelled to 25 and they raised more than $350,000 for the Monarch School. “It was a really, really good year,” Hemmerich said of the effort. At the launch party earlier this year for the fundraiser, San Diego Padres’ Will Venable attended with his student mentor at Monarch, Jackie. She was so emotional and touched that so many strangers were willing to raise money for her school that she recruited and organized her own team of Monarch students to run Ragnar as well. Hemmerich’s wife Katya Meyers, a professional triathlete, offered to help coach the Monarch team and they were able to secure a sponsorship from Asics who outfitted the team with new gear to run in. “They’re good kids, they all have really positive attitudes and they will tell you straight up that they are determined to d te Lis t s Ju
Solana Beach resident Andy Hemmerich and his Hammer Prep team raced in the Ragnar Relay and raised money for Monarch School. The team included, from left, Chuck McKeown, Caela Timinsky, Liz Johnson, Alec Fillmore, Andy Hemmerich and Jordan Meltzer. COURTESY PHOTO break the cycle of homelessness,” Hemmerich said. “They say ‘We’ve chosen education and we’re going to break the cycle.’ It’s neat to be a part of that.” Hemmerich grew up in Del Mar and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 1996. He played soccer for Stanford and graduated with a degree in economics before launching a pro-soccer career that included stops in Major League Soccer with the San Jose Earthquakes and abroad with a New Zealand team. He founded his tutoring company Hammer Prep in 2002 after the conclusion of his soccer career. He said education has always been an important
cause for him to support, especially the kids at Monarch. “The return on education is infinite, you can’t really define how far education can take you,” Hemmerich said. “The reality is you’re taking students at Monarch that face adversity to the highest degree and allowing them the opportunity to be educated and reach a higher level of education. In the 2012 class, all of the students went on to higher education. If you can use education to keep kids out of trouble, to go on to higher levels of education and become productive members of society, it’s huge. And the bottom line is it feels good to help them.” Running Ragnar was not without its drama. Hemmerich’s team had a last minSee RELAY, Page B28
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(Left photo, l-r) Kenan Simmons, Director of Marketing; Nenad Praporski, Executive Director of Rooms and James Tosh, Sustainability Manager all joined forces for The Grand Del Mar’s “Plant the Preserve” habitat restoration event within the 4,100-acre Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.; (Right photo) Pictured in the background is Brooke Capshaw, Spa Manager of The Grand Del Mar and in the foreground, Lisette Roberts, Financial Controller of The Grand Del Mar.
Team from The Grand Del Mar honor Earth Day with annual ‘Plant the Preserve’ event In honor of Earth Day, executives, managers and colleagues from The Grand Del Mar held the resort’s annual “Plant the Preserve” habitat restoration event within the 4,100-acre Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve on April 18. Employees joined forces to remove invasive species, mulch, weed and prepared a wide swath of land for the planting of indigenous species in the fall. More than 30 employees from The Grand Del Mar were led by the resort’s onsite naturalist, Dylan Jones, as well as its sustainability manager James Tosh. The Grand Del Mar also worked with Senior Ranger Gina Washington of the City of San Diego’s Parks and Recreation Department. Adjacent to The Grand Del Mar, Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve offers a compelling microcosm of San Diego’s natural habitat with abundant wildlife and native plant species amidst green meadows and hills, trickling streams and tree-lined trails. Non-native growth must be removed on an ongoing basis to allow native species to flourish and provide important food, shelter and nesting for indigenous animals.
An Evening with Robert E. Price – Book Presentation and Signing
Sol Price Retail Revolutionary & Social Innovator By Robert E. Price with a foreward by Jim Sinegal
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Robert E. Price will share personal reflections on his book about the business success, personal life and lessons learned from his father. The book recounts the extraordinary life of Sol Price, who profoundly changed the shopping habits of consumers in the United States and throughout much of the world. This narrative - part biography, part memoir provides a unique insight into his father’s life. An illustrated lecture by Iris Engstrand, who edited the book, will precede the presentation. Mr. Price, chairman of the board of PriceSmart, Inc. and president of the Price Family Charitable Fund and Price Family Charities, will sign books, available for purchase, after the program. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Price Family Charitable Fund.
Monday, May 6, 2013 presentation followed by Q&A 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. UC San Diego Rady School of Management J.R. Beyster Auditorium Wine and Cheese Reception Sullivan Square 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Traci Doddy 858.822.0370 or email@example.com Directions and parking information available upon request
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For new Solana Beach music school, it’s all about rocking out
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BY ROB LEDONNE North County resident James Couzens has been a professional musician for the past 25 years. “I’ve been doing a lot of work playing with cover bands, and at the casinos,” he explained. “On top of that, I’m also a stay-at-home dad. When you’re a performer, the nights are always later and as a dad, the mornings are always earlier.” In addition to performing and being a father, Couzens also teaches music at Solana Beach’s Music Mart, and over the years has been hearing a similar question from parents whose kids were enrolled in instrument lessons: “They would always ask me how to get students to practice more, and the answer to that would be to put them into bands so they had a reason to practice.” From there, Couzens started doing band mentoring — fostering a small youth music scene in Solana Beach that regularly book gigs. “It’s been a very successful model,” he explains, and wanted to somehow expand it. The result of which has turned into the Rockademy, a new music school in Solana Beach that caters to musicians between the ages of 5 and 17, teaching them the ins and outs of instruments as varied as drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and even vocals. In addition, Couzens notes he even “has some teachers who can teach band instruments and brass.” From a mere idea to May’s upcoming official opening, it’s been a long two-year process filled with planning and patience. “Just for the past year, we’ve been looking for the right space. We held out, and we’re very happy with the spot we finally secured,” Couzens says of the location in Solana Beach on 524 Stevens Avenue, right next to Rudy’s Taco Shop. “We’ve had nothing but support from both students and parents, and we definitely wouldn’t be where we are without the support of a lot of good people,” said Couzens, who noted that some parents even threw a fundraiser to
The RockAdemy, a new music school in Solana Beach, caters to musicians between the ages of 5 and 17. Courtesy photo
help offset start-up costs. “Now we’re getting the equivalent of soccer parents who get real into sports; these parents have been getting really into their kids’ bands and instruments, which is great. It’s all starting to take on a life of its own. I’m surprised nobody else has supplied something like this to the market yet.” For now, student lessons have been taking place at homes in surrounding areas, but once the Rockademy is fully up and running, Couzens imagines a building humming with the sweet sound of music, and hopefully a spurring bigger, successful music scene in Solana Beach filled with bands made up of varying ages and genres. “It wouldn’t surprise me if that takes place,” Couzens muses. “We already have places like the Belly Up here, so I think Solana Beach is ready. We have a real gifted group of kids. Once in awhile, you see little prodigies pop up, but they all set their goals and get there eventually.” When starting up the Rockademy, Couzens says he also couldn’t do it without the help of people such as Icarus Line, a Los Angeles native who’s played with Ian Austbry of classic English rock band The Cult, and area musicians Spencer Bromley and Jason DeCors, whom he calls his “right and left hands.” Along with music instruction, Couzens hopes that someday the Rockadamy will grow even more. “We’re going to release a CD with all of our students on it in November but, in addition, we might even start up small record label and start recording there soon.” At the moment, Couzens and his crew are feverishly working to get their doors open. “We’re doing ceilings today... it’s a great location. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a number of years. I’m glad we’re finally here.” For more information, check out their home on the web: www.TheRockAdemy.com
A List presents Fiesta del A-Lista TONIGHT, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. Kick off Cinco de Mayo early! The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will be enlivened with the vivid colors, movable sculpture, and intricate jewelry of the 2012 San Diego Art Prize Recipients' vibrant art. Red Pony Clock, a 13-piece avant-garde mariachiinfluenced band, will sculpt the sound in the music room, providing rich, intricate music with a Mexican tint. Food and drinks sponsored by Puesto, Fortaleza Tequila, Karl Strauss, and Cups. (858) 454-5872 or www.ljathenaeum.org
CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Green Flash Concert Series Bob Schneider and Alpha Rev May 15: 5:30-9 p.m., Ages 21+ only Enjoy live music, great food and drinks for purchase, and amazing sunset views from the aquarium Tide-Pool Plaza. We welcome co-performers Bob Schneider and Alpha Rev to kick off the season.
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
Rafał Blechacz, 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, May 10, 2013 at 8 p.m.
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.
RSVP: 858-534-4109 or online at aquarium.ucsd.edu Season Pass: $120 per person Pre-sale: $29 per person Walk-up: $34 per person
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Film Screening: The American Tapes
MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
Saturday, May 11 > 5-10 PM*
Tickets: $75, $55, $25
Join us for the West Coast screening of American Tapes. In 1987, American filmmaker Louis Hock created the Mexican Tapes. Now he presents a new perspective about the life of Mexican immigrants in America. *Grab a beer and food during a screening break from 7-8 PM right outside the Museum’s auditorium. This program is free for Members; $5 Non-members.
“…One of the pianistic giants of our time.” – The Sunday Times Winner of the 2005 International Chopin Piano Competition, don’t miss this award-winning Polish pianist performs works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
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bBar Super-food Vitality Bar ■ 2683 Via de la Valle, Del Mar ■ (858) 481-1222 ■ bebeaming.com ■ The Vibe: Upbeat, social, health-conscious ■ Take Out: Yes ■ Signature Dishes: Beaming Protein Bites, kale salad, smoothies ■ Open Since: 2012 ■ Reservations: No ■ Patio Seating: Yes
■ Happy Hour: No ■ Hours: • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Raw and ready: New super-food vitality bar opens in Del Mar BY KELLEY CARLSON pen just four months at the Albertsons shopping center on Via de la Valle, Del Mar’s super-food vitality bar is already drawing customers seeking a superhealthy lifestyle. In fact, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., it’s not unusual to see lines going out the door at bBar, according to owner Lisa Odenweller. People of all ages come for fare that promises long-term health benefits from a menu concocted by Odenweller and a team of renowned raw food and holistic chefs: Simone Powers, Adina Niemerow, Matthew Kenney, Meredith Baird and Susan Sbicca. The freshness provides further appeal, as items are made on site — from almond milk and orange juice to dressing and flax crackers. “We love playing with super-food,” Odenweller said. “Everything is created for a purpose.” For example, there’s the Rockstar, a madeto-order smoothie that derives its bluishgreen color from E3Live Blue Majik, an algae product that aids in muscle recovery and alleviates inflammation, among other possible benefits. It’s blended with sprouted almond milk, coconut water, banana, Beaming Protein, coconut butter, date and vanilla. And then there’s the Sexy Mayan, a spicy chocolate concoction that contains maca to boost energy and libido. There are even “Beaming Kids Tastebud Approved” items for the younger set, such as the Beaming Basic in vanilla or chocolate. “As a parent, I feel really good about it,” Odenweller said. Her own children formulated one of the beverages: Mom I Ate My Veggies! that also has fruit and is filled with antioxidants, fiber, protein and vitamins.
Along with smoothies, bBar makes hydraulic cold-pressed juices that retain more vitamins and nutrients than produce squeezed in the standard juicer, and they last up to five days. A couple of them (including the Skinny Cooler with pineapple, cucumber, mint and jalapeño) can double as cocktail mixers. There are power tonics, such as the coldand-flu-fighting Immunity Booster. Especially popular during the winter, it’s a potent mix of orange juice, oregano oil, ginger, cayenne, astragalus and elderberry. Customers unsure of what smoothies or juices to order may request samples at the counter. While waiting for their selections, they may sit at a patio table; curl up on the couch underneath a TV that will eventually play videos touting the benefits of superfoods; or perch on a stool at the bar. There are more than just beverages at
bBar. If you need a snack, there’s the Beaming Protein Bite. It’s very much like a healthful cookie, but people eat them like candy. The Bite is a compact combination of coconut flour, almond butter, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, Beaming Protein, lucuma, goji berries and coconut sugar. For something a bit more substantial, bBar has a variety of raw foods, salads, bottled soups and quinoa that change daily. Among them are the Coconut Ceviche, a festively colored dish with coconut meat, finely diced cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red bell peppers, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro and Himalayan salt, all marinating in lime juice; and the cool and refreshing organic Thai Salad with almond Thai dressing. For those who want takeout, there are
bento boxes complete with vegetables, Beaming flax chips, quinoa and Chipotle Bitchin’ Dipping Sauce. For people who desire more than just a single healthy meal, bBar offers raw, organic, plant-based cleanses. “They’re designed to work for you,” Odenweller said, whether it’s to aid in weight loss, boost mental clarity, improve skin, discover possible food allergies, or to just feel better in general. BBar creates the base and it’s up to the consumer to adapt it to his or her needs. There are one-, three- and four-day cleanse options, and customers can collect the fresh items daily at the super-food vitality bar. The products can also be picked up at La Jolla Sports Club and at Yoga Six in Carlsbad, Point Loma and eventually 4S Ranch.
bBar’s counter is the spot for socializing and sipping a custom-made smoothie.
Bento boxes include vegetables, Beaming flax chips, quinoa and Chipotle Bitchin’ Dipping Sauce.
Three of bBar’s made-to-order smoothies include Rockstar, Sexy Mayan and Beaming Basic (vanilla).
Among the products sold at bBar are smoothies, juices, salads, bottled soups and desserts. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
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■ This week’s recipe: bBar’s Beaming Acai Bowl Coconut Ceviche features coconut meat, diced cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red bell peppers, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro and Himalayan salt, marinating in lime juice.
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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS
Longtime â€˜Dog Whispererâ€™ more passionate than ever about his work with canines through â€˜Johnâ€™s Natural Dog Trainingâ€™ BY KAREN BILLING John Rubin estimates that heâ€™s trained about 10,000 dogs in the 22 years that he has been in business with Johnâ€™s Natural Dog Training. After all those years, San Diegoâ€™s â€œDog Whispererâ€? still enjoys the work he gets to do. â€œI love it, I absolutely love it,â€? Rubin said. â€œI still work six days a week and I canâ€™t get enough. Some trainers will get burned out but I love itâ€ŚIâ€™m getting older but I just look forward to every appointment I do, I have fun with the people and itâ€™s a great job.â€? Rubin describes his training style as â€œmiddle of the roadâ€?; basic leash and collar training â€” no shock collars or dominance or training with food clickers. He is passionate about dog behavior and learning everything there is to know about the different breeds because the better you understand the breedsâ€™ drives, natural instincts and characteristics, the easier they are to train. â€œItâ€™s amazing how quickly dogs respond when you do the right thing and the right thing can be so little,â€? Rubin said. Throughout the years heâ€™s learned everyone is different and has different lifestyles and goals for their dogs and that dog training is just as much about training the owners too. â€œIâ€™ve always tried to really get to know the person to find out what they really want,â€? Rubin said. Growing up in the Ozarks of Missouri, Rubin was always around animals â€” his mother bred dogs and his great grandfather was a cattle rancher. Rubin received invaluable experience working on the farm with cattle, pigs and horses. Rubin got his start in animal training with horses and found he could apply a lot of those same techniques to dogs. He came out to California in 1986 and started the dog training business with his wife, Bonnie, in 1991. Along with head trainer Denelle Curry, Bonnie started
John Rubin of Johnâ€™s Natural Dog Training with his dogs Amber, Stan and Leftie. Photo/Karen Billing Kamp Kanine in Encinitas, located right next to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Rubin leases the space from Rancho Coastal and hosts a big fundraiser for the Humane Society every year, Barktoberfest. The Rubinsâ€™ daughter Jessica is also now involved, having taken the reins for the day-to-day work which
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has allowed John to get back to his roots and do more training. â€œSheâ€™s got a full plate,â€? John said of Jessica. â€œSheâ€™s really the backbone of the company right now, sheâ€™s fantastic and I canâ€™t say enough about her.â€? Rubin currently owns three dogs who happily spend time during the day at Kamp Kanine: Leftie, a 12-year-old German shepherd; Amber, a 2-and-ahalf-year-old rottweiler; and Stan, a 6-and-a-half monthold black Labrador. Group classes are offered locally at the Torrey Hills Shopping Center Dog Park and All Creatures Hospital in Del Mar, as well as locations in Carlsbad, Escondido and Mission Valley. Group classes are of-
fered in beginner, intermediate and advanced. Johnâ€™s Natural Dog Training also offers â€œCanine Good Citizenâ€? classes for animals to become therapy dogs, and rally classes, which are a more informal version of formal obedience training. â€œOur group classes are packed,â€? Rubin said. â€œWeâ€™ve been very, very, very successful and people really enjoy the group classes.â€? Johnâ€™s Natural Dog Training also offers in-home training, its most popular program as it is comprehensive and can be customized. â€œPrivate in-home training is really the core of our business,â€? said Rubin. As many of the issues dogs have are related to their home environment, it makes sense to train them on their home turf. At home, one-on-one, Rubin tackles house-breaking, barking, stealing food, greeting strangers and getting along with children, just to name a few issues. Another good thing about home training, Rubin said, is that anyone in the family can get involved. Rubin also willingly takes on clients with serious behavior issues, such as aggression or anxiety. â€œFor a lot of trainers itâ€™s intimidating and difficult to deal with an aggressive dog but I love the challenge,â€? Rubin said. After working with horses, he isnâ€™t intimidated by a 100-pound dog that is dog or people aggressive. â€œWhen most trainers would say â€˜Pass,â€™ I donâ€™t pass,â€? Rubin said. As heâ€™s had success with more challenging clients, local veterinarians know to give him the nod. Clients who take part in the silver, gold or platinum home training programs gain unlimited admission to group training sessions, getting the benefit of training a dog for life. As Rubin said, â€œYou never really stop training a dog.â€? To learn more, visit JohnKnowsDogs.com; 877-4478597.
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Winston School Festival of the Arts to be held in Del Mar on May 18 Event highlights youths’ creativity in variety of arts BY KATHY DAY As The Winston School gears up for its eighth annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 18, many of the students are putting finishing touches on their creations while others are selecting from work done earlier this year or rehearsing for performances. The festival, which is a highlight of the year for the school and the surrounding community, exemplifies the school’s “philosophy of helping students find and develop their passions and their strengths, whether that be in the arts, in the field of technology, in history, whatever,” said Headmaster Mike Peterson. “In the long run, if you become a good sound technician because of your work with the high school band, it won’t matter that much that you struggled in geography.” The festival is open to the public from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and features original art, photographs, graphic arts and videos. There will also be a theatrical production with sets, music, lighting and sound that is a sampler of a play to be performed the following week by the high school drama club. Musicians from The Winston Band will play original and cover songs, and students will read original poetry in a European-style coffee house. To add to the festivities, there will be carnival games and a video game truck, as well as food. Admission is free but tickets must be purchased for food and games. There will also be a silent auction. Noted for giving students with learning challenges a college prep education in a family-like environment, Winston serves students from fourth to 12th grade. About 80 percent of them are involved directly in the festival, which raises funds to defray the costs of the arts programs. Although not a required component of the program, the arts offer many students an outlet that gives them a way to experience success they might find in the academic setting. “We love the festival because our students tend to be very strong in the arts and
If you go What: The Winston School Festival of the Arts When: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Admission: Free; tickets must be purchased for food, games Where: 215 Ninth Ave., Del Mar Web: www.thewinstonschool.com Phone: (858) 259-8155
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Rachel Tuner stays busy at the craft table during last year’s Festival of the Arts. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
get real joy out of their creative expression,” Peterson said. “So many of our students feel themselves to be fish-out-of-water in academic courses and through traditional modes of expression,
so this day frees them up. And for them to be seen by their parents, their peers and their teachers in a different way — in a situation where they are succeeding and comfortable, makes for a great moment in their year.” In addition to the work that’s available for sale, the school promotes its Summer Academy of the Arts where students learn and perform a musical from start to finish during the three-week afternoon program, Peterson said. This year they’ll present “Little Shop of Horrors.”
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Women’s Health & Wealth Day to be held May 7 in Carmel Valley A series of wealth and health seminars for women is being offered at the Pacific Sports Resort in Carmel Valley (previously known as the Pacific Athletic Club). The next event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All the proceeds will go to the Doris Howell Foundation to benefit women’s health research and education. The seminars are followed by followed by lunch, a complimentary guest pass to the club and choice of facial or massage (optional). $100 fee includes seminar, lunch and demo. Space is limited so preregistration is required. To register, email Maryanne.Sorge@gmail.com Experts who will speak include: •Maryanne Sorge, R.N, FNP, M.S., creator of Women’s Health & Wellness Seminars. She is a frequent speaker on hormones, nutrition, depression, libido, and important women’s health issues. •Laurie Itkin, founder of The Options Lady and educates and empowers women to become financially independent through successful investing. She is a licensed investment advisor and coauthor of Empower: Women’s Stories of Breakthrough, Discovery & Triumph. •Barbara Iversen, an anti-aging consultant with Nu Skin and specializes in Pharmanex antiaging and nutritional supplements. •Dr. Carole Banka, is a graduate of UCSF and presently working as a research scientist at UCSD. She will be discussing “Gender Differences” in relationship to heart disease, cancer, diabetes. • Plus, a demo will be held — get your antioxidant level tested with the Biophotonic Scanner, as seen on The Dr. Oz Show. Pacific Sports Resort is located at 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego (Carmel Valley), 92130.
Celebration to be held May 16 for retiring Solana Beach School District employee Angelo Dentoni Long-time Solana Beach School District employee Angelo Dentoni will be retiring on May 25, 2013. Dentoni worked as the after-school head teacher at Solana Pacific Elementary School and ran the school’s lunchtime sports intramural program since the school opened. He also has been a preschool teacher with the Solana Beach Child Development Center for the last 12 years. Dentoni has been active with community service projects, including being known as Santa Claus delivering toys each year to the district’s buddy schools in less privileged areas of San Diego. All current and former Solana Beach Child Development Center and Solana Pacific children, families, staff, and friends are invited to stop by and celebrate with him in the Solana Pacific Theater on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Canyon Crest Academy invites incoming families to ‘Meet & Greet’ at the CCA Gala ‘Shoot for the Stars’ The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation welcomes 2013-2014 incoming families to the CCA Gala with a special $50 ticket price to the fundraising gala on May 11. The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s annual gala benefit “Shoot for the Stars” will be held May 11 at the San Diego Space Air and Space Museum. The event will include gourmet appetizers, signature cocktails, a silent and live auction, dancing, dessert, and exclusive access to the museum including use of the simulators. Proceeds will be used to support programs like Envision, Quest, Sports and other enrichment programs that make Canyon Crest Academy one of the best schools in San Diego! It is also a great way to get to know CCA teachers, staff, and fellow parents in a fun, casual setting. A live auction will feature some fantastic packages, including: a Tony Gwynn autographed cleat, signed and framed color print by Pulitzer Prize Winning Political Cartoonist Steve Breen, Autographed Chargers Football, Big Bear Vacation, one week family stay in ocean view condo in Costa Rica, one week Park City condo, and much, much more. View auction items: www.ccagala.com; New family discount: canyoncrestfoundation. maestroweb.com/349/DiscountTicket.pdf; Purchase tickets: www.ccagala.com; There are corporate sponsorships and underwriting packages through Erin Pynes : email@example.com The Canyon Crest Academy Gala Event is supported by the Canyon Crest Foundation, a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization, providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at: www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Grand Del Mar The Grand Del Mar offers Mother’s Day celebrants an array of delicious choices for toasting moms on Sunday, May 12. From a festive brunch in Elizabeth Ballroom to Amaya’s three-course brunch to Afternoon Tea featuring fine teas and wines to sip along with finger sandwiches and sweets to a four-, seven- or even 10-course dinner at highly acclaimed Addison, Mother’s Day dining at the resort is always memorable. Make reservations for Mother’s Day dining at The Grand Del Mar at 858-314-1996; www.TheGrandDelMar.com. The Grand Del Mar is located at 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, 92130
Art in the Pines Spring Art Festival & Sale is May 4-5 The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the fourth annual Art in the Pines to be held Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival is free and open to all and will be held at the Reserve just south of the Lodge. For more information: 858-755-2063, AITP@torreypine.org, artinthepines.org
The Oberon Quintet at the Carmel Valley Library on May 8 May’s free family music program, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library, will be presented on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature the Oberon Quintet performing “viola” quintets by Mozart and Dvorak that are scored for two violins, two violas, and a cello. Its members are violinists Ronald Goldman and Julie Park, violists Adam Birnbaum and Valerie Norton, and cellist Omar Firestone. Mozart’s Quintet in G minor, K. 516, was completed in May 1787, the same month that his father Leopold died. Its mood is dark The Oberon Quintet at the Carmel Valley and melancholic, typical of Mozart’s G mi- Library on May 8. nor works. In contrast, Dvorak’s String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, is upbeat tions. The program will last 45 minutes. and tuneful, composed during an idyllic The library is located at 3919 Townsgate summer spent in Spillville, Iowa in 1893. Drive in Carmel Valley. For more informaLike the famous American String Quartet, tion, call (858) 552-1668. the Quintet captures Dvorak’s Bohemian idiom combined with American inspira-
Solana Beach Library holds monthly Author Book Club The Solana Beach Library hosts an Author Book Club at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. For May, participants may read any book by multi award-winning Tony Hillerman, writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He is best known for his detective novels involving the Navajo Tribal Police. The club will meet on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solana Beach Library. For more information, please call 858-755-1404. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, 92075.
Cinco de Mayo party to be held in Pacific Highlands Ranch The Pacific Highlands Ranch Neighborhood Watch group and the Arabella Men’s Club will host their fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party on Saturday, May 4, in the PHR neighborhood of Arabella. The party will be held at the corner of Cornflower and Cape Jewels Trail from 2-8 p.m. Fun activities for the kids include face painting, a jumpee, and crafts. For the adults there will be margaritas and a tequila bar. There will also be a jalapeño-eating contest and a guacamole contest. Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to the San Diego Crime Victims Fund.
Children’s play to be held May 5 at St. Therese of Carmel St. Therese of Carmel will present its annual spring play on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. in the parish hall. “The Donkey’s Trail” is an original, lighthearted story of Jesus and His disciples and how all creatures are created perfectly in the eyes of the Divine Lord. A quirky script, combined with faith songs – old and new, celebrates the risen Christ. The cast is a combination of elementary and middle school students and is directed by Maria Peterka. Among the many children participating are Max Bishop as the narrator, Vincent Pham, as Jesus, and Olivia Gildersleeve as Donkey Wonkey. As always, the play is open to the public, free of charge. After the show, there will be arts and crafts and refreshments. All are welcome to enjoy Sunday afternoon with the Catholic Community of St. Therese of Carmel. Additional information can be obtained from the webiste: www.sttheresecarmel.org or by calling the parish office (858) 481-3232.
Rady 2013 Miracle Makers Gala co-chairs from CV, DM Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego recently announced the co-chairs for the 2013 Miracle Makers Gala – Sea of Miracles. The Gala will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront with San Diego’s business and community leaders in attendance. It will be a fun evening filled with delicious food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, with the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping the region’s children. The first Miracle Makers Gala took place in 1990 at a private home. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most elaborate and exciting charity events of the year in San Diego County with hundreds of guests attending. The 2013 Gala Co-Chairs: Gina Fleming Magit, MD, MPH and Anthony Magit, MD, MPH (Carmel Valley) UC San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego ***** Brandi and Larry Nishnick (Carmel Valley) DLA Piper ***** Lisa and Sean Wheatley (Del Mar) Life Technologies Corporation Experian To purchase tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities please contact Alexandra Zammit at 858-966-7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.helpsdkids.org/ gala.
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Wimbledon Champion Karen Hantze Susman to Center for World Music to hold 50th Anniversary Festival May 11 in La Jolla attend Surf and Turf Tennis Club’s free TennisFest The Center for World Music will hold its 50th Anniversary Festival on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ellen Browning Scripps Park by the Cove in La Jolla (1133 Coast Blvd La Jolla, 92037). The event is free. The day-long Festival will feature master artists performing music and dance from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe: including folk and traditional cultures of Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Kenya, Iran, Spain, and many more. New York’s world-famous Indonesian “Chef Yono” will personally prepare traditional Indonesian cuisine for Festival goers, all of whom will find themselves surrounded by colorful dancers, exotic melodies and rhythms, and delicious and aromatic culinary delights. Meet the artists, learn Peruvian dance, watch a Javanese shadow puppet play, and enjoy multiple interactive musical instrument demonstrations in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking the ocean. The Festival is free of charge and open to the public, thanks to generous support from the master musicians and dancers, community volunteers, and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. For more information, contact John Gabriel, executive director, Center for World Music (760) 845-9480 or email@example.com; visit http://www.centerforworldmusic.org/
En Fuego Cantina & Grill and La Tienda Wine Room to hold Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 5 The 2013 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held at En Fuego Cantina & Grill and La Tienda Wine Room on Sunday, May 5, for a celebration along with a team from radio station KPRi 102.1 FM. DJ Jodina will be at the event with her KPRi promotions team. The day will be filled with exciting festivities and “south of the border” fun for all. There will be amazing raffle prizes “hand-picked” by KPRi plus more fun-filled surprises throughout the day. En Fuego Cantina & Grill and La Tienda Wine Room are located at 1342 Camino del Mar in Del Mar in the heart of Del Mar Village and opens at 11:30 every day. Phone number is (858) 792-6551. Website is www.enfuegocantina.com.
‘Swing Fore the Kids’ Golf Tournament is May 13 The Rancho Family YMCA’s “Swing Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament will take place Monday, May 13, at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The tournament, now in its 14th year, aims to raise funds to keep programs and services offered by Rancho Family YMCA affordable and also provide scholarships for children who want to participate but may not be able to afford it. Admission includes a round of golf at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, games during the rounds, silent and live auctions and a delicious dinner. In 2012, the golf tournament raised more than $55,000. All funds provide scholarships to children to wish provide scholarships for summer camps, financial aid for membership for families who need it as well as provide inclusion aides for children who need special accommodations and wish to participate in programs offered. For registration information, please contact Karen Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-484-8788.
Surf and Turf Tennis Club will host its second annual TennisFest from 10:30 a.m. to noon on May 11. Karen Hantze Susman, who won four Wimbledon championships, the sport’s most coveted tournament, will attend to shake hands, give tips, and sign balls. Surf and Turf Tennis Club is located at 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar. TennisFest is a free event that includes clinic instruction for kids and adults, and new equipment demonstrations and tryouts from premier manufacturers Wilson, Head and Babolat. Children will have a blast on the designated kids’ court, aiming at targets for prizes and fun. Admission is simple – players are simply required to “Like” Surf & Turf Tennis Club on Facebook to attend. New friends Surf and Turf makes on Facebook will be entered into a drawing to win a free lesson with one of the coaches. For more information: 858-755-5435; http://tennisdelmar.com/
Art Glass Guild Spring Show and Sale to be held May 11-12 The Art Glass Guild will be hosting the Spring Patio Show and Sale Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, at the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. The event will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. This is the largest art glass show in Southern California. All forms of Art Glass, including blown, fused, torch worked, stained glass, cast, etched, and mosaic will be featured. More than 30 juried glass artists will be exhibiting their art. The Art Glass Show and Sale is located at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, between the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum, just off Park Blvd at 1770 Village Place. For more information visit: www.artglassguild.com , our studio @ Studio
Wine Women & Shoes benefit for Voices for Children is May 11 Wine Women & Shoes returns to Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, May 11, from 2-5 p.m. at the Lucky Jack Farm Equestrian Facility of Patricia and Marc Brutten. Sip fine wine, taste great food and shop the latest shoes and accessories. The event will also include a glamorous fashion show. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/voicesforchildren or call (858) 598-2232. Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). For more information, visit https://www.voices4children.com/
SD Musical Theatre’s ‘The Sound of Music’: May 10-26 San Diego Musical Theatre is holding its second production of the 2013 season, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” running May 10-26 at the Birch North Park Theatre. For individual or group tickets contact the Administrative Office at 858-560-5740 or visit SDMT online at www.sdmt.org. Birch North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, 92104.
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CCA’s Envision program presents dazzling multi-media show based on Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ BY DIANE Y. WELCH “Envision is an artists’ playground,” said Anne Whatoff, vocal director for Canyon Crest Academy (CCA). This creative playground was shared in the recent Canyon Crest Academy show “The Wall,” based on Pink Floyd’s iconic album. The show was staged by a huge cast of Envision students and staff in the school’s Proscenium Theater. It would have been a sell out, except tickets were free. The audience was thrilled by a show that included all six disciplines from the Envision arts program and was the school’s most ambitious production to date. There were about 170 performers in the theater, with over 60 who ran tech for the show, and created art and film, said Whatoff. It brought the appreciative audience to a roaring standing ovation. A multi-media presentation, it was a bold undertaking requiring a lot of preparation and rehearsal. The student production team began meeting early in the fall and was responsible for the visual concepts of the show. “We had five days of tech rehearsal on stage with the performers, but most of the groups began rehearsing at the beginning of the term,” said Whatoff. Dance students helped to choreograph the show and theater students created the actors’ scenes, as well as the lobby experience. Brian Köhn, CCA principal, directed the orchestra and choir — that, for most of the show, were dimly visible behind a wall of gauze — and the rock band, whose members were actually jazz students. Competitive auditions provided outstanding principal vocalists. “Pink/Floyd,” the lead character who evolved throughout the show, was played respectively by Justin
Verity, Jamie Hart, Savannah Lyddy and David Ahmadian. Pink’s mother and father were played by Emily Laliotis and John Paul Welch. The Worm (Judge) was played by Kevin Vonk, and the Schoolmaster was CCA teacher John Unwin. Other teachers were game to get in on the act. Dance director Reyna Stohl performed on stage alongside the students; Amy Villanova, music director, played in the orchestra; Anne Whatoff played piano; Nate Jarrell, visiting teaching musician, played a guitar duet with student Paris Sorci, and guest artist Mike Bogart, formerly of “Tower of Power,” belted out a vocal solo. “The Wall” was chosen because of its themes that happen in many people’s lives, said Köhn. “Feelings of isolation that make us feel closed off, something that teenagers can certainly understand as they struggle through this interesting period of time,” Köhn said. Köhn had taught music for 10 years at Coronado School of the Arts and then served as music director at Torrey Pines High School, before arriving at CCA when it opened in 2004, initially to nurture the Envision program. Troy Lingelbach and Jessica Tierney, both representatives from theater conservatory, helped plan the show and the incorporation of theater into its program. Troy said that it was hard to pick out one aspect of the show that stood out from the rest. “Thematically, the whole story, which is timeless and universal, was told so beautifully,” he remarked. Along with principal vocalists were dance and music instrumentalists, artists and videographers. “We didn’t try to do the album, we
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Vocalists David Ahmadian and Justin Verity warm up. Photos/McKenzie Images
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Mercedes Forster as the octopus didn’t try to do the movie,” said Köhn. “We took the themes as the ideas and let the students run with that.” John Paul Welch was the sole freshman who snagged a principal role. Working on the show “was a fantastic opportunity,” he said. And the energy while on stage was electric, he added. Zoe Kennedy and Laura Fouquette, CCA juniors, were in the audience. “Everybody was so passionate, it was such a CCA show!” said Zoe. “ I think it’s wonderful that the show incorporates all aspects of the arts classes,” Laura remarked. “And I think that Emily Laliolta (Mother) was amazing.” David Jaffe, the school’s first principal, was also in the audience. “It was a brilliant production,” he said. “It represents everything that I hoped the school would become, and has gone way beyond it. I’m very proud!” Coming soon is a 24-hour marathon version of Moby Dick on May 24 and 25. Visit http://www.cca-envision.org/events.html for ticket information.
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More photos from CCA’s ‘The Wall’
Tim and Cindy Condon, Ari and Katy Laliotis
Rithika Verma, Laura Xiao, Piyusha Notani, Allyssa Cochran
Arlene Skrzynski, Jessica Dong
Aria Wiedmann Griffin Carlborg
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Dance coordinator Rayna Stohl and Principal Brian Köhn J.C. and Ruth Rodriquez, Larry Verity, Nancy
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Fine arts coordinator Jessi Matthes
Hanna Shokouhi as the fly
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Ocean Air debuts Evening Extravaganza
arents, friends, and community members of Ocean Air Elementary School attended the 1st Annual Evening Extravaganza on April 26 at the Marriott Del Mar. The event, which was sponsored by the Ocean Air PTA, included music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, wine raffle, silent auction, and a special Shark Reef “Teacher Wish Wall.” All proceeds for the event benefit Ocean Air School. For photos online, visit www. delmartimes.net. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
(Above) Fred Smith, Susie Holcomb, Sam Attisha, Marina Russo (Right) Joanne and Kevin Christie, Jill and Jeff Baird
Shereen Attisha, Diana Witte Trish Troxler, Diana Witte (Right) Rochelle and Adam Fischer
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(Above) Ward and Katie Wilsey, Yamia and Asaf Benhaim (Right) John and Teara Nieman, Susan Baghbeh
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(Above) Dan and Patricia Keefe, Susie Holcomb, Lise and James Cartoni
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Poseidon feels like home to popular Del Mar restaurantâ€™s talented Executive Chef BY DIANE Y. WELCH When it comes to fine cuisine in San Diego thereâ€™s a lot of competition and the demand is often high to produce constant updates to menu choices. But sometimes even discerning customers just want things to stay the same. Chef Jamal Poseidon Executive knows this well. As Executive Chef for Chef Jamal Del Marâ€™s Poseidon Restaurant his favored dishes have many of his clientele advising him, â€œDonâ€™t change the recipe, keep it the same. Itâ€™s perfect!â€? he said. These popular signature dishes include cioppino, an Italian seafood stew thatâ€™s made with a variety of seasonal seafood prepared in a tomato, lobster broth; pan-seared sea bass; and Loch Duart organic salmon imported from Scotland. â€œItâ€™s top quality, very sweet, and we prepare it coated with pistachios, and served with garlic mashed potatoes and citrus-pomegranate beurre blanc sauce,â€? explained Jamal. The fine Mediterranean cuisine attracts tourists and locals. Both are also drawn to savor the sunsets on Poseidonâ€™s patio which opens up during the summer months. â€œItâ€™s a critical point for us because we have to be sure that everyone gets seated in time,â€? said Chef Jamal. â€œThere is often a line of people waiting but we try to accommodate everyone.â€? Another aspect that has not changed about the long-time restaurant located on
Del Marâ€™s beachfront is its ownership. Tom Ranglas Sr. was living in El Cajon in 1968 and was looking for a coffee shop to purchase and run when a real estate agent told him that â€œThe Fire Pitâ€? â€” as it was named then â€” was for sale. With $48,500 borrowed from his mother, Ranglas was able to purchase the Del Mar restaurant business but not the property. The following year Ranglas took the opportunity to purchase the properties of both the restaurant and the adjacent Del Mar Motel, which were being sold as package deal, for the princely sum of $300,000. Ranglas joked that as a Greek immigrant he couldnâ€™t even write that number, let alone fathom how he was going to pay for it. But discovering that the price was actually low, compared to other beachfront property, Ranglas took the financial risk. And the rest is history. Today his son, Tom Ranglas Jr., and daughter, Nikki, run the business but Ranglas Sr. still supervises everything and goes to the restaurant every day, said Jamal who has been executive chef since 2009. Jamal was attracted to Poseidon because of the reputation of the Ranglas family. â€œThey are very generous, nice people,â€? said the Moroccan native who has his own interesting history. â€œCooking has been in my blood ever since I was little,â€? said Jamal who was born in 1981 in the small town of Oujda. Growing up in a family that loved to cook Jamal was working in local restaurants by age 16. After two years of studying French literature Jamal quit and enrolled in culinary school to study French Classic Cuisine instead. When he graduated Jamal had the highest score in the entire country for his combined classes.
Jamal mastered the art of classic French and Mediterranean cuisine techniques when he studied in Southern France with the countryâ€™s top chefs, and after receiving his degree was admitted into the prestigious High Institute of Culinary Arts in Casablanca. He graduated in 2005 with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Food and Tourism Management. Through the International Chefâ€™s program Jamal was hired by Disney World, which brought him to the USA. He then helped his friend, Chef Jake Brenchley, re-open the Scholars Inn Gourmet CafĂŠ in Indianapolis, Ind., which was voted â€œBest New Restaurantâ€? in town in 2008. Tired of the cold weather Jamal took a leap of faith and relocated to San Diego. He soon found his footing serving as Executive Chef at Del Marâ€™s Sunset Bar and Grill, after working under Justin Hoen at the Epazote Restaurant just prior to being hired at Poseidon Restaurant four years ago. It was a move that he will never regret. â€œHere it feels more like home,â€? he said. Visit the restaurantâ€™s website to learn about Happy Hour specials, to book group events and to see Poseidonâ€™s full menu of seafood and farm fare http://www.poseidonrestaurant. com
â€˜From Hollywood to Parisâ€™ benefit for Parkinsonâ€™s and Alzheimerâ€™s disease research features award-winning authors â€œFrom Hollywood to Paris,â€? the annual San Dieguito Chapter Brandeis National Committee Book and Author event, will be held on May 29 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. to be followed by award-winning authors Cara Black and Denise Hamilton, with moderator Susan Taylor. Invitations start at $65 with proceeds benefiting, Sustaining the Mind, groundbreaking research into Parkinsonâ€™s and Alzheimerâ€™s disease being conducted at Brandeis University. For more information, contact: 760-721-8885 0r BNCFNP@aol.com
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armel Del Mar Elementary School recently held a funfilled Chess & Chili/Family Game Night. For more photos online, visit www.delmartimes.net. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
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Womenâ€™s Expo 2013: Matters of the Heart
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8 a.m. â€“ Noon Join Scripps and Susan Taylor for a morning of inspiration and education on what matters most to your heart: living a happy, healthy life. UĂŠĂŠĂŠ6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠiĂ?Â…ÂˆLÂˆĂŒĂŠLÂœÂœĂŒÂ…ĂƒĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂˆÂ˜vÂœĂ€Â“>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>LÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠĂœÂœÂ“iÂ˜Â˝ĂƒĂŠÂ…i>Â?ĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“ĂƒĂŠ>Â˜`ĂŠ services, including information related to your heart. UĂŠiiĂŒĂŠ-VĂ€ÂˆÂŤÂŤĂƒĂŠÂŤÂ…ĂžĂƒÂˆVÂˆ>Â˜ĂƒĂŠ>Â˜`ĂŠ7ÂœÂ“iÂ˜i>Ă€ĂŒĂŠVÂ…>Â“ÂŤÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂƒÂ° UĂŠ Â˜Â?ÂœĂžĂŠ>ĂŠÂ…i>Â?ĂŒÂ…ĂžĂŠVÂœÂ˜ĂŒÂˆÂ˜iÂ˜ĂŒ>Â?ĂŠLĂ€i>ÂŽv>ĂƒĂŒÂ° UĂŠĂŠĂŒĂŒiÂ˜`ĂŠÂ“ÂœĂŒÂˆĂ›>ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ>Â˜`ĂŠiÂ˜Â?Âˆ}Â…ĂŒiÂ˜ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂŤĂ€iĂƒiÂ˜ĂŒ>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂƒĂŠLĂžĂŠ -VĂ€ÂˆÂŤÂŤĂƒĂŠÂ“i`ÂˆV>Â?ĂŠiĂ?ÂŤiĂ€ĂŒĂƒÂ° UĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŒiÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂƒÂŤÂˆĂ€ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂŤ>ĂŒÂˆiÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂƒĂŒÂœĂ€ÂˆiĂƒĂŠ>LÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ…i>Â?ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂ?ÂœĂ•Ă€Â˜iĂžĂƒÂ°
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TPHS Foundation Rummage Sale
he annual Torrey Pines High School Foundation Rummage Sale, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Carmel Valley, was held April 27. All proceeds benefit TPHS students. The event included a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the TPHS Foundation. North San Diego County Association of Realtors also provided a document shredding drop off in the front of the school. For photos online, visit www. rsfreview.com. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
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Susie Bruun, Sophia Alsadek, Sarah Mitchell, Janet Rosen, Comischell Rodriguez, Christine Nowacki at the Football Team booth
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Carrie Butler, Denise Small, Bryn Emkjer, Bobbi Karlson, Peggy Yamamoto and Jennifer Eveleth staff the snack bar.
Robert Shearer, Tim Heenan, Samantha Walker and Christy Navigato at the Wrestling Team booth
Adam Wheat, Dylan Fetzer, Nick Wayland
Denise Galluzzi, Cindy Braun
Susan Stephens, Kristin Walton, Kendall Yeagley and Maureen Lidl at the Cheer Tem booth
David Leonard, Paul Chamberlin and Jonathan Cruz at the AVID booth
Zabrina Bonilla, Rachael Roorda and Claire Norman at the Dance Team booth
Marie Ochoa, Adam Navigato, Channing Magee, Jack Avarello, Alex Rembolt, Marc Hansen, DJ Magee and Dave Magee at the Golf Team booth
Coach Steven Roman Jr., Christian Navigato and Chase Heenan at the Wrestling Team booth
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‘Fancy Nancy’ comes to Del Mar
he Del Mar Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Del Mar Library, presented a Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure with New York Times bestselling children’s illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser on April 28 at the Powerhouse Community Center. A VIP reception was held immediately following the parade at the Del Mar Plaza for all families who pre-purchased an autographed copy of the newest Fancy Nancy book, Fanciest Doll in the Universe. Visit www.delmarfoundation.org. 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. For more pho- Kendall and Kennedy Barry tos online, visit www.delmartimes.net. PHOTOS/JON
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Nike Golf Camps to hold several programs Nike Golf Camps offer a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of each camper. Every facet of the game is covered during morning instruction and afternoon course play. Beginning, intermediate, high school, and advanced players can immerse themselves in the sport for an entire week. Our camps are led by directors who are nationally recognized PGA/ LPGA professionals and college coaches. Enroll in a Nike Golf Camp today and see why over 150,000 junior golfers have participated in what we believe are among the best junior programs in the country. For 2013 locations and details, visit www.USSportsCamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP.
The Bishopâ€™s School Summer Session offers classes for kids and adults
Summer Session: June 10 to July 26 â€” Personal attention, small classes, regular reports on student progress, and the focus on one or two subjects enable students to learn in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Both morning and afternoon classes â€” enrichment and for credit classes â€” are offered for students in pre-grades 4 to 12. Courses range from art, dance and theatre, math, science, foreign language, robotics, and language arts. Also offered are courses for preparation and review, including writing skills workshop, SAT prep, writing the college application essay, and building skills for school success. Create your summer day at Bishopâ€™s! For information, registration and fees, visit www.bishops.com/summersession or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: La Jolla. Cost: Varies by class.
Kids can learn to surf and more at Surf Diva summer camps Exciting, safe and educational: The Watersports
Surf Divaâ€™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 www.surfdiva.com
Congratulate your senior and support Dollars for Scholars with a sign and balloons Do you know any seniors graduating from Torrey Pines High School? Make them smile by giving them a â€œCongratulations TPHS Gradâ€? yard sign and balloons. â€œCongratulations TPHS Gradâ€? is a 18 X 24 yard sign and gold mylar balloons. The sign and balloons will be delivered and placed in the front yard during the week before graduation. A gift card which says â€œGood Luck and Congratulationsâ€? 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.tphsdfs.org.
SUMMER CAMPS at SCRIPPS PERFORMING
All Camps Culminate in a Performance in the Vincent Paul Black Box Theatre in Scripps Ranch or in our Outdoor Performance Space in the Torrey Hills Center!!!
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Camp at Mission Bay Aquatic Center The Watersports Camp, held at SDSU and UCSDâ€™s Mission Bay Aquatic Center, is a YMCA-sponsored camp offering exciting and educational camps including wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, marine science and stand up paddling. Whether your camper hopes to catch their first wave, or wants to learn about the ocean, the friendly counselors at The Watersports Camp will ensure a safe and fun environment in which to learn. Summer camps run weekly starting June 10 and run through August 30. Fullday and half-day camp options are available. Register online at watersportscamp. com or call at (858) 539-2003.
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The Grauer School, located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, is offering a diverse, accredited summer school curriculum for students who are looking to retake a class or accelerate their studies. Open to all students in grades 6-12, The Grauer School Summer Session offers week-long enrichment programs and classes that are UC approved and fully accredited. This year’s summer sessions are scheduled to run from June 24 through July 12 (with July 4th off in observance of Independence Day) and July 15 through August 2. Enrollment is open now through June 14. Descriptions of the classes, fees, transfer credits, prerequisites, and the enrollment application can be located at www.grauerschool.com.
The Torrey Hills Center (4645 Carmel Mountain Road Suite 208) is now the new home for a summer of fun at Scripps Performing Arts Academy! SPAA’s summer camp programs offer professional training for all ages and abilities. SPAA specializes in teaching the younger and more inexperienced students ages 4-11 years basic acting, singing, dancing, art, scenery building, costume design and music as it corresponds to each student’s ability. This year SPAA has added beginner and intermediate dance and acting workshops for students ages 8-18. The Pre-Professional Intensive, based on an audition, will provide four levels of training and boasts a small teacher to student ratio, 1-12, and includes Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre and a Public Performance. Registration and tuition information is available by calling 858- 586-7834 or visit www.ScrippsPerformingArts.com.
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After School Learning Tree: We keep adding new classes! Are you ready for Summer Camp? Is your child an aspiring Magician? Or perhaps more interested in Electrical Engineering and how things are built. What about extreme sports like Rock Climbing and Fencing? These are just some of the new classes we’ve added for Summer Camp which is just around the corner before you know it! We are After School Learning Tree, a multi-cultural enrichment academy and we have planned our best- ever diversified, fun and stimulating program for your child’s summer. Other new classes are Knitting, Fun Art, and Abacus in addition to all the classes listed in our ad. Your child will enjoy plenty of room in our 25,000-square-foot building to have fun and learn. Some of our other classes are English, Music & Drama, Spelling Bee, Math and Creative Writing offered by our team of accomplished and award-winning teachers. Your child will develop teamwork skills
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Students at The Cambridge School recently performed extremely well at the ACSI Math Olympics.
The Cambridge School takes top honors at the ACSI Math Olympics The ACSI Math Olympics is an annual competition testing students in two categories: Arithmetic Computation and Mathematical Reasoning. This year, 20 students represented The Cambridge School in this district level competition via mail-in exam on March 22. Of the 20 Cambridge students who participated, 16 placed in the top five of their competition. Cambridge students represented 27 percent of the students who placed in the top five in grades 3 through 7. Of all 12 schools in the mail-in compe-
tition, The Cambridge School received the most awards. The Cambridge School is proud of its student mathletes and the fact that its Christian liberal arts model that focuses on teaching students how to think, reason and synthesize both verbally and quantitatively is proving so successful in math (and science) as well as the humanities. To find out more about The Cambridge School, please visit www.cambridgeclassical. org.
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Winston School celebrates 25th anniversary
he Winston School held its 25th Anniversary Dinner on April 20 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Winston School “inspires hope and success in bright, creative students who have struggled to realize their potential.” For more information, visit thewinstonschool.com. For more photos on the Web, visit www.delmartimes. net. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
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Medieval Faire at Skyline
he Skyline Global Education Program hosted a Medieval Faire on April 19 at Skyline Elementary School. All of the kids dressed in their best medieval costumes and took part in archery, a feast and lots of fun “Middle Ages” events. For more photos on the Web, visit www.delmartimes.net. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
Torrey Hills Pajama Jam
orrey Hills Elementary School families enjoyed a Pajama Jam on April 19. This event is the main Torrey Hills fundraiser for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF). The DMSEF is a nonprofit organization with the sole purpose of funding ESC (Extended Studies Curriculum) teachers’ salaries for the eight schools in DMUSD. For more photos, visit www. delmartimes.net. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
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Optimists’ Fiesta benefits ‘Covers With Love’
ptimists at the Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club held a fun Fiesta on April 19 to benefit the “Covers With Love” program for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at Rady Children’s Hospital, The American Cancer Society Summer Camps, and The Ronald McDonald House. The event was held at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, and featured a Mexican buffet, fun games, raffles, silent auction, and a no-host bar. Optimists focus on the humanitarian needs of the families, and provide comfort and smiles for the children with unique, hand-made gifts of colorful, cuddly, pocket blankets with a journal in the pocket, and fun-themed drawstring bags for the children to keep their personal treasures in. The children take their gifts home upon completion of treatment. Optimists support Rady Children’s cancer research, and also contribute to the Rady “Hopes” program which provides wigs for teenagers with cancer, toys for the playroom, help with transportation expenses, guidance counseling for parents as they experience the journey through the unfamiliar, and frightening world of childhood cancer, and help with funeral expenses when needed. Visit www.coversWithLove.com. For more photos, visit www.delmartimes.net. PHOTOS/JON CLARK
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-012402 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Treetops of Del Mar b. Treetops Located at: 4518 Vista de la Tierra, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Joy Feurer, 4518 Vista de la Tierra, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/25/2013. Irene J. Feurer. DM923. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 570 Rancheros Drive, Suite 240, San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 471-4237 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: April 23, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: Solace Flower Hill, LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2690 Via De La Valle, Ste. D210, San Diego, CA 92014
Type of license(s) applied for: 47 â€“ On-Sale General Eating Place CV461. May 2, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-012758 Fictitious Business Name(s): Joseph Elliott USA Located at: 4060 San Ardo Cove, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was 04/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Greg Barry, 4060 San Ardo Cove, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/29/2013. Greg Barry. CV460. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 City of Del Mar Planning Commission Agenda Del Mar Communications Center 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California Tuesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES UPDATE PLANNING COMMISSION/STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items) 1. BrieďŹ ng on follow-up tasks for implementation of the programs contained in the 2013-2021 Del Mar Housing Element and appointment of a Planning Commission representative to the Housing Element Advisory Committee. HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA (Oral Communications) DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items) CONSENT CALENDAR: The Planning Commission at the beginning of the meeting can place any item on the agenda upon the Consent Calendar. Consent Calendar items are not subject to public testimony. If you have a concern and wish to present information to the PC, you must be present at the beginning of the meeting to ensure the item will not be placed on consent, or write a letter to the PC prior to the meeting expressing why the application should be taken off the Consent Calendar. CONTINUED APPLICATION(S): None. NEW APPLICATION(S): ITEM 1 SPA-13-01 APN: 301-033-07 Location: 425 Torrey Point Road Applicants/Owners: Erica and Michael Halpern Zone: Carmel Valley Precise Plan (CVPP) Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request to amend the provisions of the Carmel Valley Precise Plan (CVPP). The proposed amendment would modify the
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-010995 Fictitious Business Name(s): Susan Grace Located at: 519 Stratford Ct., Unit J, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ﬁrst day of business was 04/08/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Susan Grace Hornsberger, 519 Stratford Ct., Unit J, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/12/2013. Susan Grace Hornsberger. DM922. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00045853-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 Civil Division PETITION OF: TERIA K. POUMELE on behalf of minor NEHEMIAH MEAFUA EUGENE KUAEA for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: TERIA K. POUMELE on behalf of minor NEHEMIAH MEAFUA EUGENE KUAEA ﬁled a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name NEHEMIAH MEAFUA EUGENE KUAEA to Proposed Name NEHEMIAH MEAFUA JR. ULA. 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: June 7, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m, Dept 52. The address of the court is: Superior Court, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Del Mar Times. Date: Apr. 25, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court DM920. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00044497-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN
DIEGO 1409 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 Madge Bradley Bldg. PETITION OF: AMANDA SPRING DANIELS for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: AMANDA SPRING DANIELS ﬁled a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name AMANDA SPRING DANIELS to Proposed Name AMANDA SPRING-DANIELS BLACK. 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: June 7, 2013. Time: 8:30 am Dept C-52. The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Del Mar Times. Date: Apr. 17, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court DM919. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011841 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Greenspan Orthodontics b. Ron Greenspan Orthodontics Located at: 3810 Valley Centre Dr. Ste. 902A, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ﬁrst day of business was 05/10/2001. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ron Greenspan DDS, Inc., 3810 Valley Centre Dr. Ste. 902A, San Diego, CA 92130, California. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/19/2013. Ron Greenspan, President. CV459. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-010600 Fictitious Business Name(s): Eat the Street Located at: 13227 Holly Tree Lane, Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The ﬁrst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Jeremiah M. McLeod, 13227 Holly Tree Lane, Poway, CA 92064 #2. Jessica L. McLeod, 13227 Holly Tree Lane, Poway, CA 92064 This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/09/2013. Jeremiah McLeod. DM917. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011957 Fictitious Business Name(s): Gennesse Cleaning Services Located at: 3408 Cowley Way #2, San Diego, CA, 92117, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ﬁrst day of business was 01/29/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Maria De Jesus Serrano Hernandez, 3408 Cowley Way #2, San Diego, CA 92117. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/22/2013. Maria De Jesus Serrano Hernandez. DM915. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011977 Fictitious Business Name(s): T-Light Productions Located at: 752 Sonrisa St., Solana Beach, CA, 92075, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The ﬁrst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Gayle Morrison, 752 Sonrisa St., Solana Beach, CA 92075 #2. Scott Morrison, 752 Sonrisa St., Solana Beach, CA 92075 This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/22/2013. Scott Morrison. DM916. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011135 Fictitious Business Name(s): Cal Republic Co. Located at: 700 Garden View Court #L, Encinitas, CA, 92024, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 2658 Del Mar Heights Rd. #200, Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ﬁrst day of business was June/01/1974. This business is hereby registered by the following: Patrick T. Miller, 2658 Del Mar Hts. Rd. #200, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/13/2013. Patrick T. Miller, Owner. DM914. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011529 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Ta Dah Designs b. AB Designs by Ta Dah Located at: 3231 Avenida Aragon, Carlsbad, CA, 92009, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 143 S Cedros Ave. #D, Solana Beach, CA 92075. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ﬁrst day of business was 04/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lynda Linnea Maddox, 3231 Avenida Aragon, Carlsbad, CA 92009. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/17/2013. Lynda Linnea Maddox. DM913. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011109 Fictitious Business Name(s): Particle Pub Located at: 4572 Bancroft St., San Diego, CA, 92116, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: CoPartners. The ﬁrst day of business was 4/8/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Jennifer Guerra, 4572 Bancroft St., San Diego, CA 92116 #2. Mark Wright, 4572 Bancroft St., San Diego, CA 92116 This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/13/2013. Mark Wright. DM912. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00043658-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 220 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 PETITION OF: ANGELA ANNE BESONEN and PETER JOHNSON COLVIN for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ﬁled a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name a. ANGELA ANNE BESONEN to Proposed Name ANGELA ANNE COLVONEN and Present Name b. PETER JOHNSON COLVIN to Proposed Name PETER JOHNSON COLVONEN. 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 46. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Del Mar Times. Date: Apr. 11, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court DM909. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011293 Fictitious Business Name(s): Mission Cleaning Services Located at: 322 Garrison Street #91, Oceanside, CA, 92057, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The ﬁrst day of business was 04/15/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Arturo Salazas, 322 Garrison Street #91, Oceanside, CA 92057 #2. Mitzy Ruiz, 3811 La Campana Ct., San Marcos, CA 92078. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/15/2013. Arturo Salazas, Owner. DM911. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-010350 Fictitious Business Name(s): Mtz Cleaning Services Located at: 767 Woodland Av., Chula Vista, CA, 91910, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 767 Woodland Av., Chula Vista, CA 91910. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ﬁrst day of business was 03/18/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mauricio Martinez, 767 Woodland Av., Chula Vista, CA 91910. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/08/2013. Mauricio Martinez. DM910. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-011469 Fictitious Business Name(s): Bensimon Models Located at: 5629 Shasta Daisy Tr., San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5629 Shasta Daisy Tr., San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company The ﬁrst day of business was 03/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Le Petit Monde d’Ursula Bensimon, LLC, 5629 Shasta Daisy Tr., San Diego, CA 92130, CA. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/17/2013. Ursula Bensimon. CV458. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-010578 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Wilcorp Enterprises
development standards for Lot #27 of the CVPP to establish new maximum allowable ﬂoor area for the lot. ITEM 2 V-13-02 APN: 298-421-10 and 11 Location: 105 Via De La Valle Applicant: Douglas Mulvey Zone: R1-14 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for a Variance from Del Mar Municipal Code (DMMC) Section 30.86.090A.1. to allow previously constructed privacy walls and a driveway gate to exceed the otherwise allowed maximum height of 3.5 feet tall at the lot’s front property line. The applicant is also seeking a Variance from DMMC Section 30.86.200. M-1 to allow two previously constructed storage sheds to remain in the otherwise required 20-foot-wide front yard for a property located in the R1-14 Zone required front yard. ADJOURNMENT pc2012_5.15.13. 5/2/13. DM924
b. Wilcorp Mobile Applications Located at: 6969 Schilling Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ﬁrst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Patrick Wilcox, 6969 Schilling Avenue, San Diego, CA 92126. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/9/2013. Patrick Wilcox. CV457. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-009342 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. SDPHP b. Ultigive.com Located at: 4120 Via Candidiz Unit 126, San Diego, CA, 92130, 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: Diego Dev Group, LLC, 4120 Via Candidiz Unit 126, San Diego, CA 92130, California. This statement was ﬁled with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/29/2013. John R. Congdon, CEO. CV456. Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00043847-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN
DIEGO 220 West Broadway San Diego, Ca 92101 Central Division PETITION OF: VIPUL SUBODHCHANDRA DALAL for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: VIPUL SUBODHCHANDRA DALAL ﬁled a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name VIPUL SUBODHCHANDRA DALAL to Proposed Name VIPUL SUBODH DALAL. 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 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.
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Date: Apr. 12, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV455. Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013 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 ďŹ led 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 ďŹ le 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 ďŹ led, 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
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