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Volume 3, Issue 10


October 14, 2016

Candidates talk mobility at mayoral forum Blakespear, Gaspar highlight differences


Catherine Blakespear and Paul Gaspar, right, get ready to field questions from League of Women Voters moderator Joyce Joseph, far left, at the Leucadia-Encinitas Town Council-hosted Mayor Candidate Forum on Oct. 11 at the Encinitas Library.

Concert to benefit La Paloma Theatre

Luke Abramson, 21, runs Mother Tucker’s Toffee, selling the treat that is made from his great grandmother’s recipe.

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BY CHRIS SAUR If it sounds like a story that comes from a different century, well, that’s because it sort of does. It’s the story of Mother Tucker’s Toffee, a business that sells toffee near and far, and is run by 21-year-old entrepreneur Luke Abramson, a lifelong Encinitas resident. Unlike most of his classmates at La Costa Canyon High, at age 16 Abramson didn’t feel


that going to college immediately after high school was the right path for him. Needing an alternate plan, he found it in his own kitchen. Abramson’s family had a recipe for old-fashioned almond toffee that had been passed down from his great grandmother, who used to sell it to gold miners in Colorado. “My relatives back in Colorado used to make it and send it to us and I would hide it so no SEE TOFFEE, A15


Encinitas’ best musicians will come together on Oct. 22 for a 7 p.m. Love the Dove concert to benefit the historic La Paloma Theatre. Concertgoers at the La Paloma that night will get a chance to hear Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin, joined by Celtic Thunder’s Keith Harkin, anti-folk movement pioneer Cindy Lee Berryhill and local folk luminary Darius Degher. “From 1928 ‘til today Encinitas has ‘Loved the Dove.’ La Paloma Theatre, a big part of our town’s history now needs a little TLC to help restore it to its grandeur,” event organizer Danny Salzhandler of the 101 Artist Colony said in a news release. Concert ticket sales will help fund a number of aesthetic improvements to the theatre, according to longtime La Paloma owner Allen Largent, who added that he’s happy to see such strong interest in keeping the cinema alive. “It’s great that the 101 Artist Colony and the Encinitas community is so enthusiastic to help. It is everyone’s goal to preserve, restore and protect the theatre.” While cinema is the primary focus of the theater, there is a rich history of musical performances at the La Paloma, which is why the 101 Artists’ Colony, Ruthless Hippies and the musicians are helping out with another exciting concert. Tickets costs $20 and are available online at or at the door. For more information call Salzhandler at 760-845-8456.

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impartial moderator from the League of Women Voters. Blakespear, a current city council member, listed mobility — specifically programs that make biking and walking in Encinitas easier and safer as well as encouraging residents to use those forms of transportation — as second only to planning along the rail trail when asked to list the priorities she would focus on if elected. “We could definitely do more around public transportation, but I think the more important focus is the biking and walking because that is SEE FORUM, A16

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BY CHRIS SAUR It was ironic that candidates Catherine Blakespear and Paul Gaspar were sitting in one place for the entire Oct. 11 Mayoral forum at the Encinitas Library, because the topic of the night was mobility. A couple of the questions submitted by the full house of an audience asked about bikes, traffic and public transportation, and the candidates also circled back to the issue on several other occasions. The event was hosted by the Leucadia-Encinitas Town Council and the questions were asked by an


Q & A: Meet the San Dieguito Union High School District board candidates There are five candidates vying for two open spots on the San Dieguito Union High School District board. The election is Nov. 8. Below and on page A3, in alphabetical order, are biographies on each candidate and their answers to questions. Name: Randy Berholtz Occupation: Corporate Attorney, Life Sciences Entrepreneur, Adjunct Professor Education: Cornell: BA summa cum laude; Oxford M.Litt (Rhodes Scholar); Yale JD; University of San Diego School of Business: MBA Community Service: Parent-Teacher Committee, Del Mar Union School District; Basketball and soccer coach; Member, Rancho Bernard Community Council; President, San Diego Chapter, Republican National Lawyers Randy Association; Board member, San Diego Chapter Berholtz of the Federalist Society; Member and later Alternate, San Diego County Republican Party Central Committee; Member, LEAD San Diego Program; Board member, San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel; Board member, ALMA Life Science Foundation; Advisory board, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences at the Claremont Colleges. 1. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the San Dieguito Union High School District? a. The lack of a comprehensive, long range strategic plan. b. The passing of a budget that has slashed spending for teacher school supplies and has increased student to teacher ratios up to 35, 40 or higher per classroom. c. The approval of an embarrassingly terrible teachers union agreement that has been awarded a Golden Fleece Award by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association 2. How would you propose to address those issues? a. Development of a 10-year strategic plan that places the needs of the district’s students and their parents first. b. The provision of complete funding for teacher supplies and a plan to decrease student classroom size to 30 or less and to consider that in its future contract negotiations. SEE BERHOLTZ, A17

Name: Joyce Dalessandro Occupation: Trustee, San Dieguito Union High School District Education: B.S. Cornell University; M.A. Columbia University, curriculum development Community Service: Many years of volunteering for and leading community committees, scholarship groups, planning groups 1. What do you think are the biggest Joyce issues facing the San Dieguito Union Dalessandro High School District? The San Dieguito Union High School District is among the highest achieving districts in the state. The ever-improving level of excellence that we expect from our schools takes a great deal of time, effort and knowledge to accomplish. We seek the best solutions possible in order to provide the finest education to each and every student. We have a commitment, as a district, to continuous improvement. Critical issues abound: Seeking a highly qualified superintendent; maximizing our dollars within the constraints of our budget; closing the achievement gap; attracting the best and brightest teachers; enhancing student well-being and connectedness; school safety; tackling the challenges of evolving curriculum; remaining cutting-edge in expanded learning opportunities, facilities and educational practices. 2. How would you propose to address those issues? Successfully addressing these issues requires experience, commitment, time, effort and a positive can-do attitude. Each issue presents its own challenges. I work hard every day on behalf of our students to face the challenges, study the issues and apply my expertise toward working out solutions. 3. Do you agree with the way the San Dieguito Union High School District operates? If not, what changes do SEE DALESSANDRO, A17


Name: Beth Hergesheimer Occupation: President, SDUHSD Board of Trustees Education: BS in Business Administration (emphasis in Human Resources) Community Service: Rosarito Home Building with Come.Build.Hope., Centella Street Community Garden volunteer, (Additional community volunteer/service history available) 1. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the San Dieguito Union Beth Hergesheimer High School District? Our district’s most pressing issue is the need to hire a new superintendent. My first priority will be to find the best candidate possible for superintendent so that we can return our district’s focus to the cooperative partnership between students, teachers, parents, community and administration that has proven to produce great results such as high student achievement and success, great teachers, facilities and programs, and schools of choice. Developing thoughtful budgets and maintaining healthy reserves, while continually seeking new ways to help all students succeed, are some of the additional issues I will continue to direct attention toward. 2. How would you propose to address those issues? I look forward to a fresh start in the coming year that will include joint superintendent/board member workshops where we can find ways to work together to build upon the academic excellence that has been the standard in our district. I will also seek the creation of additional opportunities for sharing accurate information with our community through public forums, planning meeting and workshops, the district website and other available media to assure our entire community that we are listening, responsive and transparent. 3. Do you agree with the way the San Dieguito Union SEE HERGESHEIMER, A17


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Q & A: Meet the San Dieguito Union High School District board candidates There are five candidates vying for two open spots on the San Dieguito Union High School District board. The election is Nov. 8. Below, and on page A2, in alphabetical order, are biographies on each candidate and their answers to questions. Name: Lucile Lynch Occupation: Parent, attorney, former small business owner and education advocate Education: UCLA, B.A. Political Science 1983; Univ. of Pittsburgh, Juris Doctorate 1988 Community Service: Currently: SDUHSD Pool Feasibility Committee, Lucile Lynch SDUHSD Special Education Forum/Committee, Coach for the Miracle League San Diego and a volunteer education advocate for low income families and families of students with special needs. Previously: CAC Executive Board for the 14 public school consortium, Board for Philadelphia City Sail (a nonprofit that provided science, math and vocational instruction to socioeconomically disadvantaged youth), PTA Board for El Camino Creek Elementary

(ECC), EUSD’s CAC parent rep., EUSD’s Futuring Committee, ECC’s Red Ribbon Committee, Reflections Art Committee, Arts Attack, Jog-A-Thon fundraiser and yard duty, interim parent liaison for Maverick Athletic Boosters for LCC. 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the San Dieguito Union High School District? The district recently announced a $4 million surplus, years of surpluses and the “highest reserves ever.” And yet, $2.2 million has been reduced from this year’s budget for supplies and materials. Career pathway courses and electives were not fully funded. Our families should not be funding school essentials such as supplies, courses or computers when such surpluses exist. •Our teachers’ contract eliminated class size maximums even though our class sizes already significantly exceed the national average. Many classes are now in the 40s. SEE LYNCH, A17

Name: Bob Nascenzi Occupation: Business executive Education: BA in Economics, Boston College; MBA in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Community Service: Court Appointed Special Advocate, Voices for Bob Nascenzi Children, July 2012 – present; Appointed Member, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, SDUHSD, May 2015 - present; Co-founder and Executive Committee Member, Tech San Diego, Sept. 2015 - present; Chair, Board of Advisors, SME CONNECT, July 2012 – May 2015; Entrepreneur in Residence, CONNECT Springboard, 2007 – 2015; Board Member, Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, 2008 – 2012 (President, 2009-2011); JV Roller Hockey Coach, TPHS, 2005-2007; Elected

Member, Del Mar Mesa Planning Board, 2004-2010; Vice Chair, TechAmerica, San Diego Region, 1998-1999; Coach/Manger, Del Mar Little League/San Dieguito Pony League, 1996-2003; Coach, YMCA Roller Hockey, 1995-1998 1. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the San Dieguito Union High School District? New issues will surface, but we can be certain of two; the funding and completion of Prop AA projects and the renewal of our teachers’ contract. Our board has been split 3-2 in funding some critical Prop AA modernization and expansion projects; a new majority could stop these voter-approved efforts. Our current teachers’ contract was also approved along a 3-2 vote, and includes a clause that automatically increases salaries to ensure they are always the highest in the county. Yes, our teachers should be well SEE NASCENZI, A17

Community Emergency Response Team’s training is Oct. 19 Did you know that FEMA and the city of Encinitas pay for North County residents to be trained to help in the case of a catastrophic disaster? In 2004, the Encinitas Fire Department started the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program to prepare residents for a catastrophic disaster. This program teaches citizens basic emergency skills and how to respond effectively to disasters as part of a team. A Training Academy for residents of Encinitas, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe begins this month with orientation set for Oct. 19 at the Encinitas Community Center. The academy will include four training sessions plus a final training activity on Nov. 5. While the academy is free, limited space is available so interested residents are asked to look up the schedule (at and register by sending an email to with name, email, complete address and phone number(s). The program includes special training for basic fire suppression and medical care. Volunteers will also learn how to size-up search and rescue situations, such as a collapsed building, to determine whether it is safe to go in, according to a news release. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. The program was initially created by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1986 and has now been established in over 1,100 communities nationwide. There will be another training SEE RESPONSE, A17


San Marcos assault suspect nabbed in Encinitas

A 32-year-old parolee suspected of brutally assaulting a San Marcos gas station convenience store clerk, in an attack that was caught on surveillance video, was arrested Oct. 7 in Encinitas. Fredrick Cato of Carlsbad was spotted by San Diego County sheriff’s deputies about 4:30 p.m. as Cato, and the same woman he was allegedly with at the time of the Sept. 28 San Marcos attack, drove from a Walmart on Luecadia Boulevard, sheriff’s detective Reynaldo Dominguez said. Earlier in their shift, the deputies had watched a Crime Stoppers video of the attack, during which the clerk was punched and then kicked in the head after he was down and unconscious, Dominguez continued.

The deputies pulled over the vehicle and arrested Cato on suspicion of assault likely to cause great bodily injury and violating his parole in connection with an unspecified conviction, according to Dominguez. Cato was booked into the Vista Detention Facility and the woman with Cato, who was recognized from the store surveillance video, was questioned and released. The assault occurred about 8:15 p.m. at the Chevron gas station at 1200 W. San Marcos Blvd. The clerk, who was taken to a hospital, “suffered bruising and swelling to the right side of his face, a cut on the back of his head that required staples and bleeding inside of his skull on the left side of his brain,” according to a Crime Stoppers statement. — City news service

TRE Boutique teams up with CRC for huge clothing donation At an Oct. 11 press conference, the Encinitas Community Resource Center (CRC) reported that an impressive 3,010 items were collected as the result of a gently-used clothing drive held in conjunction with TRE Boutique. The drive, held from Sept. 12 through Oct. 5, encouraged local residents to donate their items at the TRE store locations in Del Mar, Encinitas and Pacific Highlands Ranch. “We are so pleased to see the community support of the CRC/TRE Boutique clothing drive,” Isabel St.Germain Singh, CRC’s chief executive officer said in a news release. “The items collected will directly benefit victims of domestic violence and CRC’s program for domestic violence prevention and intervention.” Speakers at the event


From left, CRC CEO Isabel St.Germain Singh, Supervisor Dave Roberts, TRE Boutique owners Sheree Vihon and Rochelle Johnson, TRE worker Dawn Quadrini and CRC Board Chair Morgan Day pose at an Oct. 11 press conference. included St.Germain Singh, Chairman of CRC’s Board of Directors Morgan Day, owner of TRE Boutique Sheree Vihon and County Supervisor Dave Roberts. “Look what can happen when a family-owned

business and its customers want to make a difference,” Roberts said. “Look at the size of this donation! This is a community that cares and is united against domestic violence.” — Submitted press release

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meet and greet and book signing with Torrey Pines High School graduate and author Jake Heilbrunn will be held at Bliss101 on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and tasty treats will be served at 553 South Coast Hwy 101. After four eye-opening, life-altering months in Central America, Heilbrunn came back with a whole new outlook on life, and the material for his first book, “Off the Beaten Trail.”

The book shares Heilbrunn’s story of overcoming a chronic skin condition and depression by taking an unexpected path: he dropped out of college at 18 and went on a solo backpacking trip through Central America despite his knowledge of Spanish language not reaching far past “Hola” and “Gracias.” For more information on the book, visit Bliss101 is at 760-487-1900 and

Take a tour through Olivenhain’s Haunted Hotel For the 17th year, residents are invited to take a frightful tour through Olivenhain’s spooky Hotel Germania next to the old Olivenhain Meeting Hall. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 2000, the 17th annual haunted house event is set in the 130-year-old, two-story hotel, which was built by the colony’s original German settlers in 1885. There are three different scare levels — friendly, low and high scare. Several haunted rooms were designed and constructed by Boy Scouts and all of the house managers, actors and guides are

Scouts or family members. Visit Dr. Frankenstein’s working laboratory, where guests will see the monster become alive, and a Halloween Hearst outside, which will rumble with animated skeletons. The Haunted Hotel runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. A pizza truck, baked goods and refreshments, carnival games, maze and a large theater in the woods showing free Halloween cartoon movies are part of the experience, and admission is $5. — Submitted press release

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Bestselling author, former TV writer to discuss new book at local event BY LOIS ALTER MARK s soon as Maria Semple, author of the wildly successful “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” starts talking, it’s easy to see who inspired her beloved character. She’s down-to-earth, self-deprecating and hilarious, which readers will discover for themselves when she reads from her new book, “Today Will Be Different,” at the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Guild’s October Author Talk on Oct. 24 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. “Today Will Be Different” is about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, a former animator on a hit TV show and a middle-aged mom who’s married to a hand surgeon to the stars. The story takes place over one 24-hour period and covers a tremendous amount of ground – both physically and emotionally. The book opens with a promise Eleanor makes to herself that many readers will relate to: “Today will be different. Today I will be present. Today, anyone I speak to, I will look them in the eye and listen deeply. Today I’ll play a board game with Timby. I’ll initiate sex with Joe. Today I will take pride in my appearance. I’ll shower, get dressed in proper clothes, and change into yoga clothes only for yoga, which today I will actually attend. Today I won’t swear. I won’t talk about money. Today there will be


an ease about me. My face will be relaxed, its resting place a smile. Today I will radiate calm. Kindness and self-control will abound. Today I will buy local. Today I will be my best self, the person I’m capable of being. Today will be different.” And, of course, it is – but not in any of the ways Eleanor planned. “That’s how I wake up in the morning,” admitted Semple in a phone interview that was more like an intimate conversation with a best friend. “It’s very much me. I could sit here and act like I was a better writer but the fact is it’s just me.” For more than a decade, Semple was a writer and producer for top TV shows such as “Arrested Development,” “Mad About You” and “Beverly Hills 90210.” But when her daughter was born, Semple decided it was time for a change. “I loved writing for TV and it suited me to be with all the funny people,” she said. “But the weird thing was I didn’t watch TV. I was much more interested in reading books. Plus, those crazy hours don’t go well with motherhood. It’s an unsavory combination.” When her friend, novelist Bruce Wagner, suggested she write a novel, she was intrigued. “It honestly never occurred to me that someone as fundamentally scatterbrained as me could write fiction. So I just started writing, and it was the happiest work

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of my life. I had the best time, and I loved sitting alone and coming up with scenarios. I just knew this was what I was born to do.” Semple’s debut novel, “The One Is Mine,” is about a woman living what looks like the perfect Hollywood life – except she’s deeply unhappy. “It’s got the themes I think I’m always going to be going back to,” said Semple. “With that first book, I was trying to put on a more serious hat. I loosened it up enormously with ‘Bernadette’ And then, with ‘Today Will Be Different,’ I pushed it even further. It’s just my voice.” That voice resonated so strongly with readers, that “Where’d You Go Bernadette” spent over a year on the

New York Times bestseller list and became a book club favorite. “Because people loved it so much, I feel like, with the new book, I’ve just been waiting to see what the relative level of disappointment would be,” she said. “I thought if people are mildly disappointed, that would be a victory. As it turns out, people seem to like it.” That’s an understatement. The reviews have been raves, and Semple is thrilled. “It makes me feel really good – mainly because it’s really easy,” she laughed. “Now that I know, oh, it’s my voice people are responding to, it’s not that much of a reach to write about an early onset Alzheimer’s-like

menopausal woman who talks about everyone she comes across.” For all their humor, though, Semple’s novels are rich with emotion, and nowhere is that more evident than in the 16-page graphic novel included in “Tomorrow Will Be Different.” The work of Eric Chase Anderson, brother of filmmaker Wes Anderson, “The Flood Girls” tells Eleanor’s childhood story, and it’s both beautiful and devastating. “I love physically holding a book in my hand and constantly going back to look at the pictures,” said Semple. “Because Eleanor is an illustrator, I thought I should show some of her work. I really wanted to kick it up a notch so the book would be a great experience for the reader. You know, if you look at my Twitter account, the subtitle is, ‘I make it nice for the people.’ That’s me – Maria Semple: I make it nice for the people.” Semple will be making it nice for the people on Oct. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, thanks to the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Guild in partnership with Warwick’s. Tickets are $55, and include a continental breakfast and a signed copy of “Today Will Be Different.” For reservations or more information, visit or call 858-756-4780.








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Students and teachers from the San Dieguito Academy Visual Art Department show off their pieces in frames that were funded by the San Dieguito Art Guild. From left are, SDA visual art teacher Jerm Wright, SDA visual art teacher Angela Jackson, Delaney Stewart, Hana Litlzbeck, Tara Caulfield, Lena Keefe, Torrey Platenberg, Joice He, SDA visual art teacher Kajsa Medak and Laura Lowenstein, San Dieguito Art Guild Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Chair.

Guild assistance leads to SDA student art show Approximately 30 art students from the San Dieguito Academy Visual Art Department will display their work at the Encinitas Community Center from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23. The student art show will be concurrent with the annual San Dieguito Academy High School Foundation’s fundraising Gala on Nov. 5, which is also held at the Community Center. Those that come to check out the work — which is viewable during regular business hours Monday through Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. — will see high-quality frames, which were purchased with funds from the San Dieguito Art Guild. The nonprofit local art group, hosted their annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour last May, with 10 percent of

the net proceeds awarded to three students from MiraCosta College and to the Frame Project for San Dieguito Academy High School, Visual Arts. Frames were purchased in different sizes to accommodate different sized art and will be used multiple years. “Showing the work of our student artists is an important aspect to their growth as visual artists and encourages them to be a part of the vibrant Encinitas art community,” Angela Jackson, SDAHS visual art teacher said in a news release. “We are thankful to the city of Encinitas for this opportunity and to the San Dieguito Art Guild for helping our future artists show their artwork in a professional manner.” For more information, visit — Submitted press release






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Shades of Pink Foundation Donor Appreciation Party


embra & David Holnagel sponsored a “Pink” cocktail party Sept. 30 to say “Thank You” to donors and build partnerships for the foundation she helped found. Board members, donors, guests and grantees gathered at their home. Special guest speaker Dr. Cheryl Olson spoke with the party about the progress of treatment for breast cancer patients and answered questions from guests. Shades of Pink Foundation California (SOPFCA) provides temporary monetary assistance to local women who are experiencing financial distress as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Grants go directly to cover basic living expenses. Earlier in January, SOPFCA was awarded a $20,200 grant from SITE SoCal: Society Incentive Travel Excellence organization. This allowed the foundation to increase its grant award to nearly $1,500 per applicant providing three months of financial support to local breast cancer patients. Grantee Christiana was in attendance. Here is what she had to say about Shades of Pink California: “The assistance I received from Shades of Pink California literally kept a roof over my head at a very critical time and helped me to not ‘fall through the crack.’ “Shades of Pink California sent me a

very kind letter, wishing me speedy recovery and enclosed a check that will pay for two-and-a half-months of rent! I felt so encouraged. I felt like I caught a big break. “So, instead of worrying about possibly ending up on the street with no place to stay, having the money for rent freed up my mind up for better visions of the future. I was able to rent a place and moved into the new place on April 1, 2016. Now I was able to fully concentrate on healing and on completing my radiation treatment. “On May 1, 2016, I was able to return to work part-time. It was a major victory that would not have happened without your help. By the time the rent money you provided was exhausted in mid-June, I had been working for about six weeks and had saved up enough money to continue paying the rent from then on. “I am so deeply grateful for your helping me stay afloat long enough to get back on my feet. Without your help when you gave it, I shudder to think what would have become of me. I imagine it would not have been a good outcome.” For more information, visit Online:



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EVENT BRIEFS Park Dale Lane Fall Festival On Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., Park Dale Lane Elementary School presents its Fall Festival to raise money for science, music and art programs. Those that come to 2050 Parkdale Lane can enjoy a Ferris Wheel, giant slide, inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing wall, Room of Doom, music, art-making by Lux Art Institute and game and food booth, plus a costume contest and raffles. Admission is free, tickets to play games and go on rides are $1 and a $20 wristband offers unlimited rides and game play. For more information, send an email to

Welcome to Leipzig, 1723 concert The Bach Collegium of San Diego presents two complete cantatas from J.S. Bach’s first year in Leipzig, Germany, performed by soloists and orchestra, using period instruments on Friday Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Avenue. The acclaimed early music ensemble is led by Ruben Valenzuela. Tickets are $15 to 50 and can be purchased at the door or at

Movie in the Park: The Good Dinosaur Encinitas Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lazy Acres Market to present a free family Movie in the Park “The Good Dinosaur” on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. No food or drink will be served so the public is invited to bring a picnic, as well as blankets and low-backed chairs to Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 N. Vulcan Avenue. Limited parking is available at Cottonwood Creek Park, but plenty is available at the NCTD Coaster lot adjacent to the park on Vulcan Avenue, or at City Hall. For more information on movie night or other events, visit

Virtuosi concert series Israeli rising young stars violinist Asi Matathius and pianist Victor Stanislavski will perform Beethoven’s “Kreutzer Sonata,” Schumann’s “Three Romances” and Saint-Saens’ “Sonata No. 1” on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets are $30 or $20. Visit or call 858-207-6967 for more information.

Meditations in Nature Instructor Andres Amadore will guide you in celebrating the deep connection with the natural world through movement, mandalas and creating earth art to enhance harmony in our lives from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the California Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive. Cost is $135. For more information, call 760-753-7376 or


The Greatest Generation concert Coastal Communities Concert Band conductor Tom Cole has selected music that was a source of inspiration during war times — including “String of Pearls,” “At Dawn They Slept,” “Victory at Sea” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” The Greatest Generation concert is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street. Cost is $15 or $12 with active duty/veterans getting in free. For tickets, visit or call 760-436-6137.

Demos, Dialogue, Art Instructor Christine Schwimmer — an award-winning artist who was featured at the Mission Federal Artwalk — will host this Sunday, Oct. 16 San Dieguito Art Guild session, which will focus on abstracting the human form and intuitively creating emotional depth. Bring 3 brushes and other materials (see website for list) to the Encinitas Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 and antendees can RSP at or by calling 760-942-3636. For information, visit




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Art Lounge on 101 Draw/Paint Medicinal Plants (Saturday, Oct. 15): Beginners are welcome for this class, with instructor Linda Luisi, as drawing the plants that have the power to heal puts people in a relaxed state of mind. Cost is $65. Create large or mini artwork, note cards and recipe cards for gifts from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Art Lounge, 816 S. Coast Highway 101. For more information, visit or send a message to To register for the class, visit /linda-luisis-classes or call 858-442-8666. Malas in Bloom (Sunday, Oct. 16): Make a string of 108 beads at a Mala workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $148. Visit Drawing Any Media (Tuesdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 and 8): Learn to draw with pencils, pastels, and brushes with individual attention for all levels with instructor Luisi. Cost of $135 includes all four weeks. Paint with Luisi (Thursday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10): Learn to paint with individual attention for all levels. Cost of $125 includes all four weeks.

Museum of Making Music The Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, is currently presenting an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the dreadnought guitar, the most iconic and influential American acoustic guitar. A partnership between the Museum and Martin Guitar, which is credited for inventing the dreadnought in 1916, has made San Diego the only city in the entire country where music-fans can view this iconic 100-year SEE EVENTS, A18

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Dolan learned of the accelerated machinist program through a state Employment Development Department career center while collecting unemployment benefits. A counselor noted that there was a huge demand for, and severe shortage of, qualified machinists in the area. When Dolan learned a state grant would pay for the tuition to cover the three-month, 40-hour-per-week program, he was in. “I would definitely recommend that people look into what MiraCosta has to offer,” said Dolan. “The college is looking out for the best interests of its students, and it was instrumental in setting me up for my new career. I couldn’t be happier with what I’m doing now.” Carlsbad resident and nursing graduate Lauren Flaherty (pictured below, right) agrees. Flaherty took advantage of MiraCosta College’s intimate class sizes and talented professors when pursing her degree and now is working as a nurse with plans to earn an advance degree at Cal State San Marcos. “I really enjoyed how small and intimate my classes were, and I had really awesome teachers, where I could get one-on-one instruction with very personal, quality rapport,” said Flaherty, who grad-uated with an associate degree in nursing in the spring of 2015. “Consider yourself blessed if accept-ed into the MiraCosta Nursing Program!” MiraCosta College (760) 757.2121 | | Email: Oceanside Campus: 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056

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MEASURE From Carmel Valley in the south to Camp Pendleton in the north, North San Diego County depends on MiraCosta College to prepare students for four-year college and future careers.




As the cost of attending University of California and State University schools rises, more students are starting their education at the community college level. MiraCosta College helps to ensure that students who can’t afford the high price of a university still have the opportunity to succeed in college and careers.


MiraCosta College is an essential part of the North County economy. We are a critical partner to local employers in biotech, manufacturing, and other industries that help our area and economy thrive.


MiraCosta provides job placement, job training and counseling to approximately 1,800 Navy, Marine and other military veterans and their families each year.

COST OF MEASURE MM To continue providing a high-quality education for local students, the MiraCosta Community College District has placed MEASURE MM, a local facilities bond measure, on the ballot this November. The measure may generate $455 million to upgrade our college and will cost approximately $14.99 per $100,000 of assessed value (not market value) per year.

THE MEASURE WOULD PROVIDE LOCALLY-CONTROLLED FUNDING TO: Improve the Veterans Center to provide job training, job placement, counseling and support services Upgrade career training facilities for science, health care, technology and skilled trades Update instructional technology for improved student learning in core subjects like math, science and technology Improve access for students with disabilities Repair or replace leaky roofs, worn-out oors and restrooms, old rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems Update science centers and labs to allow for state-of-the-art courses in biology, chemistry and physical sciences

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY WOULD BE REQUIRED All funds would stay in our community to support our local community college and students No funds could be taken by the State No funds could be spent on salaries or pensions

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ENCINITAS CRIME REPORT Oct. 10 • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 2100 block San Elijo Avenue, 11:05 p.m. • Felony grand theft (theft from building) - 100 block Encinitas Boulevard, 8:20 p.m. Oct. 9 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 500 block Kristen Court, 5 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession controlled substance 900 block Lomas Santa Fe Drive, 2 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession controlled substance paraphernalia - 900 block Lomas Santa Fe Drive, 2 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession controlled substance paraphernalia - 900 block Lomas Santa Fe Drive, 2 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 1600 block Neptune Avenue, 1:08 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 1600 block Neptune Avenue, 1:08 a.m. • Misdemeanor willful cruelty to child GBI- Third Street/W. F Street, 12:15 a.m. Oct. 8 • Misdemeanor DUI alcohol - 4500 block Sun Valley Road, 10:59 a.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 400 block Santa Fe Drive, 7 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 100 block Encinitas Boulevard, 5 p.m. • Misdemeanor petty theft (all other larceny) - 400 block Encinitas Avenue, 11:07 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 400 S. block Coast Highway 101,

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Oct. 7 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 600 block Melba Road, 8 p.m. • Felony willful cruelty to child without injury or death - Lomas Santa Fe Drive/Santa Helena, 7:47 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 16900 block La Gracia, 6 p.m. • Misdemeanor shoplift - 400 block Santa Fe Drive, 5:58 p.m. • Residential burglary - 3400 block Dove Hollow Road, 4 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 2000 S. block Coast Highway 101, 7 a.m. Oct. 6 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 500 S. block Vulcan Avenue, 10:50 p.m. • Felony transportation etc. of controlled substance - 300 block Santa Fe Drive, 6:47 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 400 N. block El Camino Real, 3:53 p.m. • Commercial burglary - 1200 block Quail Gardens Drive, 3:30 p.m. • Petty theft - 7700 block Calle Timiteo, 3:08 p.m. • Misdemeanor simple battery - 500 block Santa Fe Drive, 12:30 p.m. • Misdemeanor exhibition of deadly weapon other than firearm - 100 W. block D Street, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 • Commercial burglary - 900 block Lomas Santa Fe Drive, 10 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 300 block Carmel

Creeper Place, 9:30 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 700 block Santa Florencia, 9:30 p.m. • Misdemeanor petty theft (shoplift) - 400 block Santa Fe Drive, 9:15 p.m. • Vandalism ($400 or more) - 3000 block Cam Serbal, 7 p.m. • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 200 block Via Cantebria, 6:15 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 700 block Santa Florencia, 6 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 600 block Brae Mar Court, 6 p.m. • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 1500 block Leucadia Boulevard, 5:07 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession controlled substance 1000 N. block El Camino Real, 3:05 p.m. • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 1000 N. block El Camino Real, 3:05 p.m. • Felony vandalism ($400 or more) - 400 block Gardendale Road, 2:30 p.m. • Fraud - 100 N. block El Camino Real, 1 p.m. • Residential burglary - 1000 block Birmingham Drive, 11:30 a.m. • DUI alcohol and/or drugs - 3400 block La Costa Avenue, 12:22 a.m. Oct. 4 • Inflict corporal injury on spouse/cohabitant 3100 block Hataca Road, 6:18 p.m. • Battery: spouse/ex-spouse/date etc. - 1600 block Harrier Court, 5:30 p.m. • Take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 7700 block Palacio Drive, 7:43 a.m.

Carnival and Oktoberfest at Laughing Pony Rescue Oct. 15 Laughing Pony Rescue Inc. (LPR), is opening its rescue ranch to the community with its first ever Carnival and Oktoberfest. Usually closed to the public, Laughing Pony Rescue is dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses. On Oct. 15, from 11 4 p.m., LPR will be celebrating October with great food, a beer and wine lounge for adults, free carnival games, contests, entertainment, kids photos on a horse, ranch tours, arts and crafts, raffles and silent auctions. They will be raffling off of a Mercedes-Benz to drive free for one month! All you have to do is play free carnival games to earn tickets. The most magical part of this fun-filled day is being surrounded by LPR’s magnificent survivors; their current resident rescue horses. Mercedes-Benz of Escondido and Pegasus Estate Winery sponsored this event. Street parking is available at the location, 7143 Via Del Charro, Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, please contact Lauren Fricchione at or call 201-919-2342.

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Satori Designs sets up shop in Solana Beach


fter more than 20 years in business, Satori Designs has finally found a home in Solana Beach. Located in the heart of Cedros Design District, the shop features an eclectic collection of women’s clothing and accessories in collaboration with local and international designers. “This is my very first brick and mortar store,” said owner Roya Parviz. Inspired by art, music, travel and tradition, Satori Designs offers an array of apparel and accessories from around the world. Among a variety of other pieces, the shop features a Barcelona-based clothing line called Desigual and another exclusive line from France called Rene Derhy. Much of the jewelry, shawls and other accessories come from local designers Parviz has personally worked with over the years. There is also a section for home décor with wall art, other decorations and more. “I’m always on the lookout for something different,” Parviz said. Born in Iran, Parviz’s family came to San Diego following the Iranian Revolution. As a

young girl, Parviz was exposed to the fashion industry by her mother, who studied fashion design in Austria. Parviz went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in visual arts from UC San Diego. After an unfulfilling year in banking, she followed her mother’s footsteps and went on to study fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandizing in Los Angeles, where she lived and worked in the fashion industry for seven years. Parviz started a wholesale business called Satori Designs in 1994. Her business has been a part of co-ops since she returned to San Diego a few years later. She got her start in Solana Beach at Leaping Lotus. Also on Cedros Avenue, the store has more than 120 merchants in its 21,000-square-foot marketplace. Parviz later brought her business to Pangaea Outpost’s Pacific Beach and Del Mar locations. When Pangaea Outpost closed its store at Flower Hill Promenade, Parviz decided to open her own shop. After more than two decades in business, she opened her very


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Whether working with charities or with clients in her boutique, Parviz said she most enjoys getting to know people in the community. With established customers in Del Mar, Solana Beach and neighboring communities, she has already seen a lot of familiar faces as well as new ones at Satori Designs. “I love the creative part just as much as I love the people part,” Parviz said. “I’m not really in it to make a quick sale; I’m in it for a long-term relationship.” For more information about Satori Designs, call 619-708-9357 or visit – Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.




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Celebrating 30 years of Encinitas


o commemorate 30 years since the five unique communities of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Old Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain and New Encinitas incorporated to become Encinitas in 1986, the city hosted a weekend celebration Oct. 7-9. Three main events took residents back to 1986, when Top

Gun was the No. 1 movie and the mullet, big hair and shoulder pads were all the rage. The celebration began Oct. 7 with Everybody Cut Footloose, an all-ages ’80s retro dance at the Encinitas Community Center (photos of the event are on this page). Online:

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Clint Reed, Scott Bartolomei, Charlotte Toplitz, Jacqueline Reed Loren Preston, Derrick Monroe, city council member Catherine S. Blakespear, Encinitas Parks and Rec Supervisor Nick Buck

Encinitas Parks and Rec Supervisor Nick Buck, city council member Catherine S. Blakespear, Loren Preston, Derrick Monroe

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EVENT BRIEFS San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale (Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 15, 16 and 17): Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals are on sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Botanic Attic for garden-related items and stop by for a homemade goodie at The Bakery Shoppe. Free with paid admission, which is only $5 on Oct. 16 and until noon on Oct. 17. For more information visit Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23): The Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society bring cacti and succulents from all over the world for show and sale at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. Judging will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit

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FROM TOFFEE, A1 one else could eat it,” Abramson said. As he has grown up, he’s gotten better at sharing, and now he wants the world to enjoy his great grandma’s toffee — literally. “(On the website, I sell all over the world. One order came from China,” said Abramson, who will be displaying his goods locally next weekend at the 44th Harvest Festival, set for Oct. 21-23 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. But before all of his success, Abramson’s family and friends had some reservations about him trying to start a business as a teenager still in high school. “At first, they said ‘you don’t want to do this,’ but I was like ‘why not?’” Abramson explained. “The product is very good, everyone loved it, and I had self-confidence as well. I wanted to start my own company. (My success) just comes from hard work and dedication to it.” The delicious toffee doesn’t hurt either as Mother Tucker’s has created several additional flavors, Pistachio Delight, Sea Salt and Coffee Toffee to compliment the original almond. After getting all of the required permits and FDA approval, Abramson started his business by selling the toffee at various farmers’ markets around the county, including Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe. The business grew quickly, with the need outweighing the output he could produce from his kitchen. Now, Mother Tucker’s is produced on a larger scale out of an industrial kitchen in Vista, but each batch is still hand crafted by Abramson or one of his five employees.

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Family Festival Performances by Hullabaloo and Alfonso the Magician highlight a free family festival set for Sunday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stagecoach Park (3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, 92009). Additional fun includes an appearance by The Bubble Guy, bouncy house, arts and crafts, soccer, face painting, balloon twisting, family photo booth, vendor shopping, local food and more. The festival is being hosted by to celebrate its official launch, and more information is available at that website.

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FROM FORUM, A1 something that is possible (to improve) with less money,” Blakespear said. Gaspar, who runs a physical therapy practice in town and is married to current Mayor Kristin Gaspar, also said he likes the idea of more residents biking and walking to get around. However, when asked about bike safety, Gaspar did say that “I don’t necessarily think it’s the city council’s job to be encouraging or telling residents how they should be getting around. I do think that we can provide better options, we can provide better safety and, frankly, I’ve seen that we’ve made a lot of progress lately, particularly around the schools.” And while the back-and-forth between candidates was mostly cordial and sometimes even jovial — as opposed to a recent radio interview on KPBS — both did take time to point out ways they differed, as Blakespear did in response to Gaspar’s answer about bike safety. “This might be an area where we differ the most,” she said. “I really feel that we need to take a leadership role in making it easier to bike and walk. Biking is not something people will do if we don’t create the infrastructure for it. “It takes leadership on the council and it takes mobilizing the professional staff to create that, and we also need to put money into it. It’s something that is critically important to our future in Encinitas.” In those answers, the candidates were speaking about general biking and walking around the entire city. There was a little more heat when the talk turned specifically to the rail corridor. After Blakespear listed planning in that area as one of her top priorities, Gaspar said: “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done but I don’t necessarily want to just line up a list of projects, I want to do the right projects and I want to do them very well. I think we need to be careful with the progression of the rail corridor, we need to take our time with it and make sure that the improvements are something that people actually want. “I also want to actually improve the culture at city hall, I’d like city hall to be seen as excellent. I look at my own company and I see that the people are happy there … I’m hoping the citizens can begin to trust city hall more.” The next question touched on the rail trail again with Blakespear explaining why she changed her vote on the alignment of the Cardiff segment of the rail trail. “The reason that I changed my vote on the rail corridor is because we did not have any control over that project,” she said. “It was SANDAG’s project, a regional board outside of the city, and it was a concrete monolith that was being taken off the shelf of SANDAG and shoved into the Cardiff corridor. “I changed my vote on that so that we could have it on Highway 101, which is already concrete and I said I want to improve our corridor but I want to do it in a way that fits in with Encinitas and is charming, a little ribbon of a trail. “There will be compromises that have to be made. We don’t make all of the decisions on the rail corridor, it is owned by the railroad companies so we have to be aware of these other agencies we are working with.” When given a chance to respond, Gaspar had a different take. “Catherine’s right about who controls the corridor, but the fact is that it was always that way,” he said. “At the risk of sounding disagreeable, I do have to say that nothing really changed over time with the project, except her position, and it cost us $800,000.” Blakespear later reminded the audience that it was a 4-1 vote when the council changed its mind on the alignment, and claimed that it didn’t actually cost the city any money. Other topics of discussion included open space, Measure T, affordable housing, city pension benefits, climate change, the drought, sand replenishment, building codes and crime, and one of the candidates’ final question was “what are the differences between you?” Gaspar said there was a difference in experience and style — “I try to lead things at my company by consensus and that’s the way I would do things at the city.” He added that there was a difference in how they would handle fiscal responsibility issues. Blakespear, meanwhile, cited a more general area: “I have had a hard time really getting any handle on what Paul’s actual platform is, or his vision for the city. I feel that I have been clear in my vision and my commitment to the residents. … I feel a passion for this city. I think there is a big difference in the passion that comes through in the two of us.” FROM BERHOLTZ, A2 c. Amending the teachers union agreement to eliminate some of its most egregious provisions such as the most favorite nations provision and the negotiation of a new agreement when the current one expires which links student achievement with teachers’ salaries, provides for greater ability of the district to deal with underperforming teachers and rewards those teachers who are truly performing at higher levels with incentive compensation. 3. Do you agree with the way the San Dieguito Union High School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made.

FROM HERGESHEIMER, A2 High School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made. The recent unwillingness of some board members to meet and work together to establish common ground or develop superintendent and board self-evaluation standards and protocols, preferring to spread misinformation and cultivate an atmosphere

FROM DALESSANDRO, A2 you think need to be made. SDUHSD has stood as a beacon to school districts up and down the state. Our commitment to our students, our high standards and transparency in all of our operations are celebrated. Our forwardthinking, award-winning, fiscally conservative practices are applauded by students, parents,


No, I don’t. The board needs to become fiscally responsible, independent and balance the needs of students, parents, teachers, administrators and taxpayers. The board needs to utilize a definitive process to review contracts, provide the public with opportunities to review agreements, solicit the view of district lawyers and financial personnel and consider the needs of all district constituents. The board also needs to develop and adhere to a code of ethics and fair play for all of its board members which guarantees that all of its members will have an equal opportunity to have its views heard without interruption or undue influence from third parties. of divisiveness, has been counterproductive. Examples include misstatements regarding class size average maximums, which have remained the same in our high schools and decreased in our middle schools. Incorrect claims were also made stating that the district was facing bankruptcy when we have healthy reserves both for current and multi-year projections. All board members need to recognize that students are our priority and get things done. educators and community alike. Unfortunately, the recent, relentless, spreading of misinformation, half-truths and the misinterpretation of actual facts seem aimed at devaluing the district and derailing its goals. While there is always room for improvement in any endeavor, if we were actually as imperfect as we are reported to be – well, we would not be the outstanding school district that we all know SDUHSD to be.

FROM RESPONSE, A3 academy in this area in the spring. Additionally, Encinitas CERT will present a one-hour disaster preparedness program “Are You Ready” at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oak Crest Drive. The free program is tailored to address disasters that are likely to

affect Encinitas and help local citizens be more prepared. To learn more about Encinitas CERT, please contact organization President Doan Hohmeyer at — Submitted press release

FROM LYNCH, A3 • We must better equip our students for the 21st century workplace using innovative instructional models. 2. How would you propose to address those issues? We need a policy that prioritizes funding and school essentials so that these are paid for when surpluses are realized instead of shifting these costs to our families. • School funding requests should be presented before the board to ensure that funding is allocated when possible and more transparent. • Class size maximums must be reinstated in the contract (considered a best practice by the California Teachers Association) for better teacher/student engagement opportunities. • We need to fund career pathways in our schools and use “linked learning” to offer industry-themed/work-based learning and

FROM NASCENZI, A3 paid, but the board should not abdicate its fiduciary responsibility to other school districts. 2. How would you propose to address those issues? I would work to replace the board’s partisan politics with a culture of consensus building; each issue should be decided based on its benefit to students, not its politics. As an executive, I’ve always valued open-minded curiosity, rational analysis and diverse collaboration as better decision-making tools than pre-conceived ideologies. These are the same tools our top-flight schools teach our children. I’d also like to see more engagement with the community. If we can pull parents and citizens closer to the decision-making process, we’ll have a more responsive, accountable board that puts students first.

intensive support to increase postsecondary options for students of all levels. 3. Do you agree with the way the San Dieguito Union High School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made. The two incumbents, one with 20 years (5 terms) and the other with 12 years (3 terms), have lost their objectivity and underestimate student needs. • A master contract must have class size maximums and no open-ended salary guarantees. • The district must pay for funding of materials and supplies and all courses in our schools when multi-million dollar surpluses exist. • The historic underperformance of certain student sub-groups must be more effectively addressed and not overshadowed by the successes of our outstanding students. • As a parent of a child in the district, I am affected, accessible and accountable. 3. Do you agree with the way the San Dieguito Union High School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made. As a father of four boys who’ve been through the district, I couldn’t be prouder of the work our teachers, administrators and staff do for our students. As a member of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, I’ve been particularly impressed with the efficiency and transparency in the way in which district staff has managed Prop AA funds and projects. I would, however, like to see more communication and transparency from the board — most folks are in the dark about board activities. At the least, the board might create a quarterly electronic newsletter outlining district issues, recent board decisions, upcoming action items and the like.

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swelling of the legs and feet. This is edema, which can be benign or serious. Sometimes, blood plasma leaks out of damaged veins, seeping into the peripheral tissue. This fluid buildup that causes the swelling in the legs, feet, or hands is called peripheral edema. It’s also common among pregnant or menstruating women because of hormone changes. Generally, minor swelling will occur in the legs, ankles, and feet and will disappear overnight, absorbed by the body during sleep. Swelling that disappears within a day or two shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. Generally, the culprit is venous insufficiency or vein damage, when the valves in the veins, especially in the lower extremities, are so weak that blood can’t pump back up toward the heart, so instead, the blood pools in the damaged veins of the legs and feet, causing those unsightly varicose veins. But note, too, that varicose

veins themselves can cause additional swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. What may surprise many people is that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen and ibuprofen can actually worsen edema, as can drugs prescribed for diabetes, hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, and certain antidepressants and even blood pressure medications (calcium-channel blockers). However, in serious cases, the source of edema is kidney or liver disease, or even heart disease, which can cause fluid to enter the lungs and abdomen, if not elsewhere. If swelling persists after a day or two or even worsens, consult a doctor quickly, especially if the swelling is accompanied by a shortness of breath, as severe fluid buildup can be caused by heart failure or lifethreatening kidney, liver, or thyroid disease. Oftentimes in such cases, the swelling in the extremities occurs because the heart is too week to pump blood efficiently.

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How to prevent edema? If you already have vein disease, that can’t be cured. Varicose veins can (and should) be treated with sclerotherapy, to prevent additional problems, but the underlying cause won’t go away. But varicose veins can be a symptom of something more serious, so it’s good to get regular checkups. As for the basic edema, if you have a clean bill of health and don’t suffer from heart failure, liver or kidney disease, then try cutting down on the sodium intake. Some doctors may prescribe a diuretic for more significant edema-related swelling, but be wary of overthe-counter homeopathic remedies, as those haven’t been fully vetted. If prescription medication for high blood pressure or an unrelated condition is the cause, consult with your doctor about trying a new prescription medication instead. Beyond that, try to avoid sitting or standing for long stretches at a time, and maintain good allaround physical health and mobility.



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Community leaders, all the City Council members and Planning Commissioners support the update to the Encinitas Housing Plan in order to allow for smaller, more attainable homes and meet state housing requirements. Across the political spectrum, reasonable people who understand state laws recognize that we have no choice. Rejecting this ballot initiative will not solve our housing problems. It will bring more McMansions and more lawsuits. Approving Measure T will enable us to move forward to update our zoning codes, tighten design requirements and create effective incentives to steer developers away from density bonus projects and toward actual affordable housing choices. Contrary to what opponents are saying, Measure T fully complies with Proposition A. The reason the measure is on the ballot is to meet the requirements of Prop A. Contrary to what opponents are saying, Measure T does not require any housing to be built, and does not circumvent any existing permitting processes that ensure transparency and public review. Affecting only 13 sites, representing less than 1 percent of the land area of Encinitas, Measure T will impose new, publicly vetted design guidelines on any new development on those sites. Contrary to what opponents are saying, Measure T still requires that affordable units be included in any project of 10 units or more, in accordance with our Inclusionary Housing policy. The state’s Density Bonus Law, which is what many residents are really concerned about, will remain in place regardless of the outcome of the Measure T vote. But because the City has been out of compliance with state housing law for many years, and has agreed to

legal settlements requiring adoption of a compliant housing plan, if we do not approve Measure T, we can expect a court to impose this plan or something more impactful on our community at great expense. We can’t afford to let that happen. Vote yes on Measure T, for the good of the community. Housing choices, obeying the law. Lisa Shaffer Deputy Mayor of Encinitas

San Dieguito – Lack of class size maximums was not a wise decision The California Teachers Association considers the use of pupil/teacher ratios an essential contract provision and has taken the position that smaller class sizes are “key to improving student learning” in all grades because they allow “for the optimum development of a student’s potential and ensure individual attention to each student.” Yet our board majority approved a teachers’ contract for the San Dieguito Union High School District that does not contain teacher/pupil ratios to protect our students’ class sizes. Is this a problem? Yes, according to parents whose children are now in classes with 40+ students in them. The national average for secondary classes is approximately 26.8 per the National Center for Education Statistics. In our district, the average class size for our high schools is already in the mid 30s and per the master schedule for this year, many of our classes are now in the 40s. On page 89 of the current contract, there is a sample “compliant” teaching schedule with a Spanish class of 58 students. A principal recently sent out a letter

acknowledging that the larger classes were taking their “toll” on students and that the larger class sizes would be addressed. And, on a back to school night, a teacher shared that temporary seating had to be brought in for students. But class sizes are still in the 40s. Parents are now being told that the teachers “welcome the larger sizes,” but it’s not just a teacher issue. I tried to resolve this issue with the union president through emails, and urged the school board to amend the contract through a public comment, yet no action was taken. I then met with an administrator and was told that there was some thought that, at least with respect to AP classes, students should be able to handle the larger classes sizes because it is supposed to be college level instruction. But, our students are not in college. Students get to select colleges based upon their learning needs, many colleges actually have classes smaller than what we’re offering our high school students, and colleges offer free teacher and teacher’s aide hours outside of class for additional and individualized help. Regardless, shouldn’t the parents and students have had more opportunity for input before the class size maximums were eliminated? Larger classes affect our students’ ability to participate in the limited lab space in science classes, ability to participate verbally in class, obtain individualized attention and much more. Let’s make sure that the next teachers contract is not approved without pupil/teacher ratios, that there are more transparent discussions about the contract terms generally, and that there is more notice to the public when something this important is eliminated or changed. Lucile Lynch Parent of an SDUHSD student

EVENT BRIEFS (CONTINUED) FROM EVENTS, A9 anniversary exhibit. Used by legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gene Autry and Joan Baez, the dreadnought has shaped evolution of American popular music from hill country ballads, string bands and country and western to blues, folk rock and rock ‘n’ roll. For more information, visit upcoming/2583-dreadnought.

MiraCosta community education classes Write a Screenplay (Saturday, Oct. 22): MiraCosta’s Community Education and Workforce Development Program is offering this community workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the San Elijo Campus in Room 306. Fee is $41. Clay for All (Tuesdays, Oct. 25 through Dec. 6): An all-inclusive course for the beginner as well

experienced potters from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Dr., in Room 38. Fee is $158. Wine 101 (Wednesdays, Oct. 26 through Dec. 7): Whether they are new to wine or want to better understand what they are drinking, wine drinkers will learn at this class, which runs Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the San Elijo Campus in Room 406. Fee is $79. For more information on any of these classes, call 760-795-6820.

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Free foreign film San Elijo Life presents a free Italian film “Human Capital” with English subtitles from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at the San Elijo Campus

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MAD Day at Encinitas Library The Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito presents Make a Difference (MAD) Day on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library. Activities at this free event include the Mad Hatter’s Magical Tea Party, an interactive magic show, a chance to meet 9-year-old author Avila Joy Colanter as well as craft projects and face painting. Snacks will be provided. MAD Day is the largest national day of community service, and the Assistance League is participating by encouraging its chapters to conduct activities that result in a children’s book drive.




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A new adult choir, which will serve the north coastal region, is forming with auditions scheduled for Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive. Conductor Roger Anderson is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and the former director of the San Elijo Chorale. Rehearsals will be a mini voice lesson as well as a workshop in group vocal technique, and the choir will perform works by Durufle, Esenvalds, Miskinis and large masterworks. To schedule an audition, call 760-522-7178. For more information, visit

Running from Oct. 13 through 16, the La Costa Film Festival will show 45 films and present other special events — including filmmaker panels and red carpet galas — at the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas La Costa, the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium and under the stars on Center Court at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. For more information, visit or search LaCostaFilmFestival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Check out the city’s newsletter at for more information.

Theater to hold auditions for Christmas musicals The Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe recently announced auditions for its Christmas production of two musicals in one show, The Gift of the Magi and The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever. Auditions will be held Monday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at The Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe 92067. Roles are for

ages 8 to 80. For The Gift of the Magi roles for 6-10 women, 3-9 men.For The Best Christmas Pageant Ever roles for 4 adult male, 6 adult female, 8+ boys, 9+ girls. Performances: Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2, 3, 4 For more information, visit www.villagechurchcommunity

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