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VOL. 105, ISSUE 42 • OCTOBER 20, 2016

The Cove: Health Risk? REGISTER TO VOTE Deadline: Oct. 24


Sherri Lightner bids farwell to La Jolla Shores board, A6


Of the sandy beach at La Jolla Cove where lifeguards tend to rescued swimmers, lifeguard Ed Harris said, ‘Everyday there are serious amounts of sea lion feces being deposited on the sand. Sea lions lay on it, and they sleep on it, mixing it into the sand, and then humans walk right through it.’

Vikings rule Homecoming at new stadium, A27

Open Aire Market marks 18th year, Sunday, B9


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Lifeguards, swimmers report illness after contact with Cove waters BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN he La Jolla Light has learned that five lifeguards associated with The Cove have reported skin infections in the past few months. Of the five, four were stationed at the


popular swimming beach and all of them were making rescues and doing workouts in its waters. Ed Harris, a steward for the lifeguard union Teamsters 911, confirmed the claims. “I have been working in the area for 27 years, and in past years

I can’t remember another case of staph infection at The Cove.” Bacteria Exceedance Advisories have been posted by the San Diego County health SEE THE COVE, A22

Artist seeks new home for controversial piece

BY ASHLEY MACKIN As the Nov. 5 deadline approaches for the removal of the installation at 6706 Avenida Mañana, which the City has ruled to be a code violation, artists Nasser Pirasteh and wife Zahra are hard at work finding a new home for the piece and hoping for an eleventh hour miracle. “We’ve been in contact with area universities and other public institutions hoping that one of them would be willing to take the sculpture so we don’t have to tear it down,” Zahra told La Jolla Light. “Of the ones we’ve heard back from, most say it would take months or years to get everything in order (to relocate the work) and we

only have a few weeks.” Because it stands 10 feet tall and weighs hundreds of pounds, challenges with moving the piece to a new spot include accessing it from the street and lifting it by crane or forklift, or maneuvering the other sculptures in the yard so it can be reached and moved via the driveway. Zahra added they have not decided what they will do if a new home cannot be found by the deadline. The couple hopes to negotiate relocation costs with whomever is interested in the piece. The Pirastehs have until Nov. 5 to move the piece from the Nautilus Street-facing yard, or pay heavy fines. SEE CONTROVERSIAL ART, A30


Artist Nasser Pirasteh in front of the installation titled ‘In-Out’ in his front yard that the City says must be removed by Nov. 5.


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Outgoing DPR chair Paul Benton examines renderings for a project.


Artist’s rendering of Chelsea Street project


Permit Review board chair steps down after five years BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN The La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee (DPR) meeting on Oct. 17 was the last with architect Paul Benton as chair. He resigned after five years of service. With his characteristic soft but relentless style, Benton governed the meetings with restraint and good judgement. “Everybody knows that I like to follow the rules,” he said, on more than one occasion. The reason for his resignation, Benton

explained, was his desire to focus on his role as executive architect of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla galleries expansion. Although a replacement has not been confirmed, Benton offered his services for a “nice and easy transition.” “In my experience, these committees show how seriously architects take the planning and design issues in La Jolla; it seems every project has something new that is thoughtful and delightful and brings out the

spirit of their project. We have some excellent architects working in La Jolla, and I am grateful I have had the chance to see their view of their work in detail,” Benton wrote in a farewell statement.

In other DPR news: ■ New home on Chelsea Street: A project to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and construct an 8,963-square-foot



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montage on scale of the bulk context within three houses on each side. ■ Herschel Triplex: Trustees received an update on alleged changes to the design of the Herschel Triplex at 7569 Herschel Ave. The project was approved by DPR in April, 2015 and construction reportedly started a year later. Attorney Kevin Haley brought his concerns about changes made in September to the DPR-approved design, specific to the height, the number and size of windows and slider doors, and the material of sidings and balconies. Chair Benton reminded trustees that the board has no power to enforce its own recommendations. “We cannot compel anybody to present to us, they present when they make an application and then it comes to us,” he said. “If we believe something is wrong, then the duty is on us as individuals to notify City Code Compliance, as Mr. Haley has done, and then their job is to follow through and find out for themselves.” ■ Rutgers Road: A final presentation on the Rutgers Road street vacation was tabled to a later meeting awaiting input from La Jolla Parks & Beaches board, which may review the project at its meeting 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Rec Center. The City hopes to vacate an unimproved portion of Rutgers Road and put it in the open market. The land was purchased in 1957, but was never used or developed. — DPR next meets 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.


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Stolen surfboards returned after three years BY ASHLEY MACKIN In early 2013, La Jolla resident Jonathan Clark’s garage was broken into and surfboards bearing both sentimental and monetary value ($5,000) were taken while he and his wife slept. Clark immediately reached out to La Jolla Light for a story to get the word out and

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Sherri Lightner speaks to the La Jolla Shores Association board for the last time as their City Council representative.

La Jolla Shores Association board members Shahar Compton, Brian Earley, Richard Montemarano and Izzy Tihanyi listen to the lifeguard report.

A Fond Farewell Sherri Lightner makes last official visit to Shores Association BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner attended the Oct. 12 meeting of La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA), telling trustees, “This is the last LJSA meeting that I will attend as your Councilmember.” Lightner, a Shores resident, is finishing her second (and last) term as District 1 representative and said she’s working hard to close some loose ends and “get some things done in the area before I leave. I have


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Summer season lifeguard report Lt. Rich Stropky of San Diego Lifeguard Services told trustees the summer of 2016 was the busiest for the lifeguards in over a decade. “I don’t know if it’s the weather, the water or the way the sand moves the rip currents around, but the last record of water



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rescues was set in 1993 with an annual total of 4,443; by Sept. 15 last month, we already beat that.” In July alone, he continued, the lifeguards performed a total of 4,102 rescues, well over the 1,807 average for the month. In August 1,279 water rescues were performed, and in June, 1,707. “We are happy that everything went well,” Stropky said. “And again, thanks for the support from those who give us the ability to do our jobs, especially Council President Sherri Lightner, who has done a lot for us.” He also answered questions about the overcost and delays with the Children’s Pool Lifeguard Tower. “I know for a fact that it’s

going to be the best tower that we have,” he said. “There are some hiccups, some plumbing issues, but there’s a plan to work it out. We would like to be in there already, but everybody is working toward that.”

Utility and street work update

San Diego field engineer Steve Lindsay provided an update on the construction taking place on the Shores’ right-of-ways. “As you can tell, we’re on Camino del Oro, probably for another two weeks,” he said. “They got slowed down because they found some really bad soil that couldn’t support the streets, so they had to take that out,” he told trustees. “Of course, if we start getting

Community Relations Officer Larry Hesselgesser stops by to give trustees a crime report update and discuss the Neighborhood Watch program. deeper, we need to have the Native American (history) monitors that make sure everything is done properly.” Next week smaller projects will start on Avenida de la Playa, such as pothole repair. Bigger construction work on the street will resume when the pipeline that needs to be replaced arrives. “I want to start excavating as soon as the pipe arrives. I don’t want the hole open and waiting on the pipe, so it’s a timing thing,” Lindsay said. — LJSA next meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Martin Johnston House, 8840 Biological Grade.








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La Jolla schools tout their emblems of choice BY ASHLEY MACKIN During Homecoming season, school festivities often feature their mascots as stars of the show. From the mighty Triton to the playful Pelican, every public school in La Jolla has a mascot to rally its troops. But how did these boosters come to be?

La Jolla Elementary

Predating current Principal Donna Tripi, the school’s mascot was a whale known as “Gordon.” He’s made a resurgence in recent years, and is now named “Spout.” “We stopped having him at events for a time, then decided to bring him back a couple of years ago,” Tripi said. “When we did, we did a naming contest and the students chose ‘Spout.’ ” Little else is known about why La Jolla Elementary wanted a mascot, or why the whale was chosen. However, since the establishment of the mascot, the school has taken the whale theme to heart, sending “whale mail” correspondence to parents. Donning a full-sized blue whale costume, “Spout” most recently greeted students at the Kindergarten barbecue in August.

Bird Rock Elementary

In Bird Rock, the elementary school celebrates special events with a visit from their mascot “Rocky, the Pelican.” (Get it? Bird Rock, “Rocky”?) Longtime teacher Lorene LaCava said, “He became our mascot six years ago in time for our 60th anniversary in the 2011-2012 school year, thanks to that year’s fifth-grade class. They came up with the idea that we should have one and followed through to make it happen. The name ‘Rocky,’ won a school-wide vote. Now we have an adult-sized costume and everything!”

An early logo and current logo for the La Jolla High School Vikings

La Jolla Country Day’s Big Blue Man and the Torrey Tree at Petco Park


One of the newest schools to establish a mascot, Torrey Pines Elementary, just changed over from having a “symbol” to a full-on mascot this year. So for the first time, students can cheer as the red-tailed hawks. “For a long time, we had the symbol of the Torrey Pines,

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Muirlands Middle School

“Rocky” often makes an appearance at campus events to garner excitement. Outside the school, pelicans are often spotted landing on the rocks along the coast, visible from Bird Rock.

Torrey Pines Elementary

but it wasn’t really a mascot,” Principal Sarah Ott told the Light. “We researched what was unique to this area and what would go with that symbol. The kids voted and the school governance team voted, so we decided to be The Hawks.” The school is about 15 minutes south of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, where red-tailed hawks are often seen.

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the boys brought with them their Knights mascot. “With this merger, the school colors changed from purple and gold to the San Miguel colors — maroon and gold,” explained Suzanne Weiner, the school’s marketing director. Now, there are more than 40 upper school teams donning the Knights emblem.

La Jolla Country Day School

Spout the Whale, from La Jolla Elementary School, greets a student.

La Jolla Country Day has not one, but two mascots, both with sentimental and historical significance to the 90-year-old school. In 1960, the school moved from its Village location to its home on Genessee Avenue, and incorporated a high school. Around that time, it chose to have school colors (blue and white) and a mascot. “We’re the Torrey Pines tree, and about 15 years ago, we purchased a tree mascot uniform that appears at our ball games,” said Athletic Director Jeff Hutzler. “On top of that, around 2000, a student named Kenner Michael made himself into Big Blue Man. He wore a cape and painted his face blue and he became a self-appointed cheerleader for the school.” In 2001, Michael was killed in car accident coming home from a school sporting event, so the school carries on Big Blue Man in his honor.


Rocky the Pelican from Bird Rock Elementary


were the Trojans, to go with the La Jolla High School Vikings.” Nevertheless, now that Dolphin mascot is secured – following a student body vote – it is used at pep rallies and to garner excitement, and students often jump at the chance to wear the Dolphin outfit.

ships and Viking heads.” Soon, costumed students started showing up in the school’s yearbook pages. Now, the full-sized Viking costume can be seen at athletic events, and to welcome guests and new faculty.

La Jolla High School

When The Bishop’s School opened in 1909, it was an all-girls school without a mascot. In 1913, Bishop’s students divided into two teams for a Thanksgiving Day basketball game, and the teams came to be called the “Purples” and the “Golds,” the then school colors. The tradition remained for decades. In 1946, the first event mascots appeared: the Purple Monkey and the Golden Bear. But when the San Miguel School for Boys merged with The Bishop’s School in 1971,

The La Jolla High School Vikings have been so since 1928 (the school opened in 1922). When it came to deciding upon a mascot to represent the “hardy crew,” Alumni Association founder Sandy Coggan Erickson said students felt a Viking was a “peppy” choice. Originally, the students marked their new identity with logos and emblems on school materials. “The Vikings’ logo has changed many times over the years,” Coggan Erickson said. “There were many different

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Also pioneered by students, the UC San Diego Triton mascot was decided back in 1964, after much debate. Other ideas considered included: Dolphins, Barracudas, Grizzly Bears and Hornets. Dolphins, Barracudas and Tritons referred to the university’s close connection to the ocean. Dwindling the choices down to the Dolphin and the Triton, the students narrowly voted the Triton as the victor. According to UCSD history, the voters “stuck with tradition” and chose the state colors and University of California colors — blue and gold. “A Triton is described as a sea god represented as having the head and trunk of a man and the tail of a fish, and bearing a conch-shell trumpet. Instead of having sea-green hair and eyes, they would be blue and gold,” school records state.


City Attorney candidates debate at Town Council meeting

City Attorney candidate Mara Elliott


BY ASHLEY MACKIN Continuing to serve as a forum for public safety and local government, the La Jolla Town Council hosted the two candidates running for the office of City Attorney for a brief debate during its Oct. 13 meeting at La Jolla Rec Center. Over the course of half an hour, Republican Robert Hickey and Democrat Mara Elliott covered topics such as how to hire contractors for public projects (to avoid fiascos like the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower), short-term vacation rentals, the legalization of marijuana and more. The role of City Attorney (salary $193,648 plus benefits) is to advise the Mayor and City Council on the law, and prosecute misdemeanors. In terms of how they would carry out that role, candidate Elliott spoke to her experience in the City Attorney’s office, and Hickey touted his “fresh eyes” perspective. Town Council president Ann Kerr Bache opened the forum by asking each to introduce themselves. Elliott began: “I am a chief deputy city attorney at the San Diego City Attorney’s office and I am the attorney that advises on the independent audit committee and environment committee. I bring to the table almost 20 years of experience advising public entities. … My emphasis (if elected) is going to be providing services to the city-at-large and ensuring the elderly and children are protected, our domestic violence response is strong, and protecting our environment and consumers. If elected, I can hit the ground running on Day One with the experience I have.” Hickey followed: “I am the son of a Miramar fighter pilot and that is why both public service and San Diego

run through my veins. I’ve been a lawyer for almost 22 years and married that same amount of time — I passed the bar and got married in the same month — 20 of those years have been in the District Attorney’s office. “I also work in private practice at a major international law firm, where we worked on very important matters, including with the Padres and PETCO Park. (The Park) sat rusting because of lawsuits against the City in the early 2000s, and I was hired to find a creative litigation strategy to get that ball rolling again. So I got a real glimpse in the City when they work with private entities when they do a public-private venture. My approach is not just about being tough on crime, but being smart.” Attendee Jeff Chasan asked about public projects that are done and then redone, or delayed due to poor work standards, seeking to learn how the winning candidate would make sure it doesn’t happen in the future. Noting that the City Attorney is often tasked with holding “shoddy” contractors accountable after projects are complete, Elliott said it’s a common question. “The way the city is addressing those types of projects (by opting for the lowest bid) and then remedying them when things go wrong doesn’t make a lot of sense. … Under my leadership, we’ve been able to debar, which means we prevent contractors from working with the City when they leave us with the bag when it comes to fixing things at taxpayers’ expense. We’ve been very aggressive with this, so if they should not be doing work with the City of San Diego, they won’t be. But this is just the beginning.” Hickey added, “Everyone I talk to expresses frustration with the City, and working with the City. In the City Attorney’s office, we need to be more transparent and more service-oriented. We need to have smarter systems regulations needed to go with that.” Hickey agreed in the assumption that Prop 64 would passed, but said the importance lies in having a City Attorney who knows how to “deal with it,” he said. “The real challenges are going to be (looking at the regulations associated with) being under the influence of marijuana. We’ve had years to study what it means to be under the influence of alcohol, but there haven’t been as many studies on being under the influence of marijuana. In Colorado, there has been an influx of homeless teenagers … and there might be a short-term change to our homeless population.” Citing the Children’s Pool Walk project — which was designed by local landscape architect Jim Neri — Phyllis Minick asked about the recent Fair Political Practices Commission opinion that determined it constitutes a conflict-of-interest violation to have a contractor create plans and then bid on the same project. She posed why anyone would design a project knowing they would be ineligible to carry it out. Elliott explained the opinion, and said, “The State has interpreted that if someone does a design up front, they cannot bid on it later. But that makes things very difficult in a design-build situation, and almost every situation we’re seeing in the City Attorney’s Office now because of this very narrow reading of that law has affected business greatly and has been very frustrating for the contractors that do business with the City. It’s coming from the State, but we do have a legislative team that needs to address that and get it fixed. We can’t be the only public entity impacted by that.” Hickey added that he has heard the complaint more than once. “I’d be happy to bring a fresh set of eyes to the situation. Because it is an issue that goes beyond San Diego. It reminds me that San Diego is the hardest city to get a housing project — we’re a challenging place to get business done. We need to do something about that. Let’s make things faster, more definitive and more transparent, and not get waylaid by distractions when people are trying to get things done.”

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and better systems of accountability and ways to track our results.” On the topic of short-term vacation rentals, on which Kerr Bache reminded attendees the Town Council held a standing-room-only forum, the candidates were asked what they would do differently from the hands-off approach of the current City Attorney. Elliott opened, “The Municipal Code is very clear and does not allow short-term vacation rentals (in residential neighborhoods). The City and its politicians have been very reluctant to touch the issue because there are very strong lobbyists pushing them in one direction, but it is not fair to those whose neighborhoods have been affected and those whose lives have been completely changed because this industry is not regulated. Under my leadership, we will enforce the Municipal Code. This does not mean short-term rentals wouldn’t be allowed later with fair and reasonable regulations, but this is an issue that has been brewing far too long with no action.” Hickey said his first course of action would be to “Put the City Council on notice and say ‘whatever regulations you’re going to have, you better give them to us,’ because my job is to enforce the law and enforce the ordinances. So give us some clarity here about what you want in terms of ordinances. The current situation is not acceptable. There is (an often cited) memo from 2007 that is the source of much controversy, and only by the 2007 memo has this been deemed legal, so I would also look into that.” Considering Proposition 64, which will appear on the November ballot, Town Council trustee Al Ramirez asked the candidates and thoughts and experiences on legalizing marijuana. Elliott said she is not a Prop 64 supporter. “I have some concerns. … From both the perspective of a mother of two children and from a City perspective, we don’t want marijuana to end up in the hands of children, but there are also environmental impacts that I don’t think have been fully addressed. Everything I’ve read suggests that it will pass, and if it does, we are prepared to look at the






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Village Merchants make changes to banner program Holiday-themed signs included this year

BY ASHLEY MACKIN When it comes to the holidays, La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) will step up the town’s décor so the spirit of the season is everywhere. Adding to the red ribbon and garland decorations posted along Village lamp posts in December, the banner program will include holiday-themed banderoles for the first time. The addition of holiday banners is one of several changes to the LJVMA banner program. At its Oct. 12 meeting, boardmember James Niebling offered a preview of the seasonal designs, and said formal renderings would be provided soon. “We have the ‘everyday banners’ that are up as we speak wherever there is an available pole,” he said (these feature LJVMA slogans such as “low tide to high style” and “coffee bar to caviar” with beach-related images). “But for the holidays, we’ve been working with a graphic design company to create some holiday spirit branding.”

The five renderings feature images of ribbons, gift boxes and other seasonal decorations, though Niebling said “there would still be some tweaks” to the designs. “We really wanted to get a seasonal message out there with pops of color. We would also like to have some banners with ribbons on them that tie them specifically to the (red ribbon) holiday decorations that go up every year. We’re really excited about this,” he said. The holiday banners would hang during the months of November and December, and may be “sponsored” for a yet-to-be-determined cost. Sponsored banners would feature the donor’s name at the bottom. In addition to the holiday banners, the board announced that everyday banners may now be sponsored. Taking over for the Sparkle & Shine banner concept — through which businesses could sponsor a banner and have their message of choice (name, sports team, school, etc.) listed with proceeds funding Village beautification — businesses may now sponsor an everyday banner and fund clean-up efforts in the Village. Previously, only those banners affiliated with the Sparkle & Shine program could be sponsored. Although the sponsor cost for an everyday banner has not been announced, Niebling told La Jolla Light there would likely be a price break for those who sponsor multiple banners or banners over multiple months. With the Sparkle & Shine campaign, an eight-foot-tall banner costs $400 a month. The banner program has been around for

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In other LJVMA news: ■ Calling all zombies: Pillage the Village, the merchants’ annual trick-or-treating event, will be 3-6 on Monday, Oct. 31 throughout the Village. This year, a pumpkin-carving contest has been added for businesses. Participating

■ The votes are in: 10 candidates have been elected to next year’s board and will be sworn in at the next meeting. They are: Laurnie Durisoe, Pantai Inn; Krista Baroudi, The World Around You; Xochitl Cerda, The LOT movie theater; Carla Parra, La Jolla’s Little Vitamin Shop; Lori Bolton, 18/8 men’s salon; Alisha Frank, Fiercely Optimistic; James Niebling, Esteban Interiors; Jamie Dickerson, J Dixx Photography; Billy Borja, OrangeTheory fitness; and Tiffany Phillips, Harcourt real estate. The votes were mailed in and certified at the Oct. 12 meeting. Immediately after the new board members are sworn in next month, the executive board (president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer) will be elected. — LJVMA meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave.


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Girard Avenue businesses (marked by window posters and balloons) will give out candy to those in costume. “Also, we invite all merchants to carve a pumpkin and bring it over to La Plaza La Jolla by 3 p.m., where we will set up tables and hold a contest,” Fortune said. “La Plaza is also going to have a photo booth, snacks and entertainment. We’re calling all zombies to come to La Plaza.” This year’s zombie crawl will be a “tee off” to next year’s more elaborate event. “Next year, we are really going to play up the ‘calling all zombies’ theme. We want all merchants to close up their shops and walk through the streets like zombies.”

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p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552–1657. ■ iPad class, 1:30 p.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. ■ Poetry Workshop, 2 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 412-6351.


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Thursday, Oct. 20

■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ Exercise class for adults 55 and older, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. ■ Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 453-6719. ■ Lecture “All About Eyes” by the Braille Institute, 10 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ Pen to Paper writing group meets, 1

■ La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting, 7:15 a.m. La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 395-1222. ■ Exercise class for adults 55 and older, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. ■ Tai Chi, 10 a.m. beginner, 10:45 a.m. advanced, La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1658 ■ Computer Help Lab, 11 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ Kiwanis Club of La Jolla meets, noon, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7155 Draper Ave. Club is hosting membership, if interested contact (858) 900-2710, ■ Lunchtime Guided Meditations with Bram Wiley, 12-12:50 p.m. PDG Health, 909 Prospect St. 290B. $8, first time free. Drop-ins welcome, RSVP requested: (858) 459-5900.

Saturday, Oct. 22

■ Seniors Computer Group, 9:30 a.m. Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. How to use computers and smartphones safely. Free for guests, $1 monthly membership. (858) 459-9065.

■ American Legion La Jolla Post 275 meets, 10:30 a.m. Brunch for purchase. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. RSVP: (619) 764-3525. ■ Children’s Virtues class, 10:30 a.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. or ■ Family Picnic and Mid-Coast Trolley Groundbreaking Celebration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Preuss School, UCSD Field, 3750 Voigt Drive. ■ Adult Voice Class, 11 a.m. Ooh La La Dance Academy, 7467 Cuvier St. Material being covered with singer Amy Wheeler suits beginner/intermediate level singers from ages 16-50. (858) 456-4500. ■ Dog adoption event with Second Chance Rescue of San Diego, 2-6 p.m. Unleashed by Petco, 8843 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite 203. (858) 457-2036 ■ Atheists La Jolla group meets, 3:45 p.m. outside Starbucks, 8750 Genesee Ave., Suite 244. Repeats Sunday, 7 p.m. Peet’s Coffee, 8843 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite 202. RSVP:

Sunday, Oct. 23

■ La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Girard Avenue at Genter Street. Food vendors and farmers market. arts & crafts tent. (858) 454-1699. ■ E-clinic, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

Monday, Oct. 24

■ Ico-Dance class 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $7 members, $12 non-members. ■ iPad class, 10:30 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. ■ La Jolla Parks & Beaches, Inc. meets, 4:30 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. ■ Raja Yoga class, guided by the Nataraja Yoga and Meditation Center, 4:30 p.m. Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Donations accepted. (858) 395-4033.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

■ Exercise class for ages 55 and older, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. ■ Lunchtime Guided Meditations with Bram Wiley, 12-12:50 p.m. PDG Health, 909 Prospect St., Suite 290B. $8, first time free. Drop-ins welcome, RSVP requested: (858) 459-5900. ■ Rotary Club of La Jolla, noon, La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. Lunch $30. Guests welcome. ■ Hatha Chair Yoga, 12:30 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552–1657. ■ La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee meets, 4 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

■ Soroptimist International of La Jolla breakfast meeting, to help women and girls succeed, 7:15 a.m. The Shores Restaurant, 8110 Camino Del Oro. First two meetings complimentary, then $16. (858) 454-9156. ■ Torrey Pines of La Jolla Rotary meets, 11:30 a.m. Rock Bottom Brewery,

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8980 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 459-8912. ■ Tapping To The Stars, adult dance class, noon, Ooh La La Dance Academy, 7467 Cuvier St. $70. ■ La Jolla Parks & Rec meets, 5 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. (858) 552-1658. ■ Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines meets, 6:30 p.m. Mimi’s Café, 10788 Westview Parkway. First two meetings free, then $15.

Thursday, Oct. 27

■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ Exercise class for ages 55 and older, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. ■ Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 453-6719. ■ Pen to Paper writing group meets, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552–1657. ■ iPad class, 1:30 p.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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Science and Faith Talk ■ For a project called STEAM: Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministry, designed to engage young adults in a discussion of science and faith with leading Christian scientists, Jeremy Kua will speak at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. Dinner at 7 p.m. Kua teaches chemistry at University of San Diego, and has taught classes on the origin of life. RSVP: (858) 454-0713 or

he was teenager — had been located by Bill Deneff of Huntington Beach, an avid collector of vintage surf and skateboards. Clark explained, “Bill loves Greek Surfboards, but hadn’t seen one like mine. He was really happy to have his hands on it. He looks into the background of every board he buys, including its history.” In the course of his online research, Deneff stumbled upon the Light article that detailed the theft. He immediately and reluctantly, got in touch with its former owner. “It was huge that Bill was such a good person to call me,” Clark said. “I offered to pay for it, but he declined the money.” Anxious to follow the trail of where the board might have been before making its way home, Clark ascertained that Deneff bought the board on eBay from Kristopher Tom, a vendor who sells surfboards online and at swap meet-style events. “I received the surfboard from someone I know who buys and sells boards on Craigslist,” Tom said. “He was in the South Bay of Los Angeles and said he bought about 65 boards from a ‘garage sale’ and to come check them out. I saw a half-dozen I liked, including the Greek, and bought the lot. I brought them home, and realized I could make a little money off of them, so I put them on eBay.” Clark later learned that it’s a thief’s practice to take stolen goods, especially if they are rare or easily identifiable, and move them away from where they were stolen, which is how the boards went from La Jolla to Los Angeles. “I assume thieves take the boards and go to a different city that might not be looking out for them and sell them there. The police suggested to me that there are a lot of people who come from other areas to the coast and steal stuff, then sell it at garage sales or sell it at a swap meet where someone wouldn’t recognize the stuff,” Clark said. Although rare, Tom said he has occasionally come across stolen boards. “Any collector group is going to look out for one another, and no one one wants to sell stolen boards,” he said. “When it happens, you do the right thing.” In retrieving the board in Huntington Beach, Clark said he went to the Topanga area of Los Angeles where Tom sells boards at a board swap. Clark showed pictures and distributed fliers of the remaining missing boards to the various vendors so they could keep an eye out for them, optimistic his remaining boards might be found. Further, he said he regularly checks Craigslist and eBay listings and has re-committed to the search. “It was a needle-in-a-haystack situation to find my board,” he added. “It’s so hard to find stolen boards, and everyone I’ve spoken with is just shocked that it was returned. So while I would like to get them all back, I’m so happy to have this one, my first surfboard, back.”

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CRIME AND PUBLIC-SAFETY NEWS Landmark rock stolen from Bike Path Five or possibly six men were spotted stealing a large landmark rock from the Fay Avenue Bike Path on Oct. 8. According to reports to La Jolla Light, the thieves were seen driving away in a large BMW Sedan. Witnesses are encouraged to contact the La Jolla Parks & Beaches advisory group through:

Sinister clown sighting found to be a prank A recent sighting of a “creepy clown” near Bird Rock Elementary School (BRE) has been determined to be a prank, BRE principal Amanda Hale reports. “(We received) reports of an individual dressed in a Halloween clown costume on Tuesday evening (Oct. 11). I received many, many responses from the community about a youth dressed in a clown costume. Law enforcement promptly responded to this situation – it was determined that a teenager dressed up in a Halloween clown costume to ‘prank’ his friends at the Bird Rock Park,” Hale said. She added that parents had been updated and the students and staff are “safe and doing well.” According to an e-mail from La Jolla Elementary School principal Donna Tripi who wanted to join forces with Hale to make

families aware of the situation, “In one of the incidents the clown was on the street and tried to scare a parent and child. The parent confronted the clown who ran from the scene. The clown was seen on the Bird Rock campus looking into windows. School Police were called, but the clown again ran from the area before they arrived.” She added, “It is important that you tell older children who may be walking on their own, only to walk with other children or suspend that privilege for the time being. If you or your children see a clown in the area doing something unlawful (trespassing, looking into windows), please contact law enforcement and let us know.” Starting in late summer, these sinisterlooking clowns began appearing in wooded areas of South Carolina. Since then, reports of people dressed as clowns, some armed with knives and other weapons, came from across the country. This would have been the first sighting in La Jolla.

Trespasser/thief spotted in Bird Rock Residents of Bird Rock are reporting a suspect trespassing onto their property and stealing fruit from trees. According to a series of posts, the suspect has been observed twice — once on Sept. 13 and again on Oct. 10 — stripping fruit trees with clippers. In the first incident, he attempted to open a secured gate. One report stated a man


To report a non-emergency crime, call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000 or (858) 484-3154. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. matching the description acting strangely near La Jolla Boulevard at Forward Street. One resident who uses a Ring doorbell (which records people that come to the door and transmits the video feed to the user’s phone) captured an image of the suspect and sent it to San Diego Police Department.

Police Blotter Oct. 5 ■ Motor vehicle theft, 1000 block Coast Boulevard, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 ■ Motor vehicle theft, 1100 block Prospect Street, 5 p.m. Oct. 7 ■ Residential burglary, 700 block Bonair Way, 2 a.m

■ Assault: Battery on person, 600 block Loring Street, 6:30 p.m. ■ Assault: Battery on person, 1000 block Prospect Street, 11:17 p.m. Oct. 9 ■ Vehicle break-in, 8100 block Paseo del Ocaso, 11:30 a.m. ■ Motor vehicle theft, 7700 block Fay Avenue, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 ■ Residential robbery, weapon used, 1300 block Virginia Way, 9:15 p.m. ■ Vehicle break-in, 6000 block Beaumont Avenue, 7:45 p.m. ■ Residential burglary, 1000 block Agate Street, 11 p.m. Oct. 12 ■ Residential burglary, 7300 block Caminito Bassano West, 9:20 a.m. ■ Petty theft, 7500 block Fay Avenue, 3 p.m. ■ Vehicle break-in, 7500 block Draper Avenue, 3:45 p.m. ■ Under the influence of controlled substance, 1000 block Loring Street, 6:09 p.m. Oct. 13 ■ Burglary, 700 block Turquoise Street, 7:10 p.m. Oct. 14 ■ Fraud, 900 block Muirlands Vista Way, 10 a.m. Oct. 16 ■ Fraud, 7000 block Soledad Park Road, 12 p.m. ■ Residential burglary, 5500 block Caminito Hermina, 10 p.m.

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Police discuss armed robberies in La Jolla, changes in department


Thanking the Police Department Northern Division (represented by Officers Larry Hesselgesser and Robert Daun) for its services are Town Council Community Watch Committee members Catharine Douglass and Cynthia Chasan, president Ann Kerr Bache and Town Council trustee Yolande de Riquer.

BY ASHLEY MACKIN San Diego Police have been making the rounds to discuss changes in the department, as well as to update residents on criminal activity. In La Jolla, officers stopped by the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) during its Oct. 12 meeting, and gave a full presentation to the La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) during its Oct. 13 meeting. When scheduling the meeting, Town Council president Ann Kerr Bache said the intention was to thank Northern Division Mark Hanten for his service to the community, but unbeknown to the committee, Hanten was transferred to another department. In his stead, Community Relations Officer Larry Hesselgesser and Lt. Robert Daun spoke about recent crime activity, the Halloween season, and Northern Division’s new leadership. “I would have liked to have introduced Captain Hanten tonight, but at the police department, one of the constants is change. We just had a round of transfers and Captain

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San Diego Police Lt. Robert Daun discusses personnel changes in the department with members of the La Jolla Town Council. Hanten will be moving to Northwestern Division effective Oct. 22 and Captain Stephanie Rose from Northwestern Division will be our new captain at Northern Division,” Daun said. “Captain Rose has been a captain for many years ... she has lots of experience.” At the LJSA meeting, Hesselgesser said, “as soon as we get her acclimated, will bring her to one of the meetings and introduce her. I think it’s happening in the next couple of weeks.” Rose reportedly had a prior commitment the night of the Town Council meeting and was not able to attend.

Recent armed robberies

Officer Hesselgesser updated attendees on two recent armed robberies in La Jolla. As reported on (by Hesselgesser), on Oct. 11, a 60-year-old man had just returned home and pulled his vehicle into his garage around 9 p.m. on the 1300 block Virginia Way. Three men wearing ski masks and dark clothing — two of them armed with handguns — approached the man in his garage and demanded property. The victim surrendered his watch, cell phone and briefcase. The suspects fled on foot. One of the males holding a weapon was described as approximately 6 feet tall. Police are investigating whether either of these incidences are related to robberies that took place that same day in Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs. In a separate incident, at 8 a.m. Oct. 12 on the short La Jolla Shores street of Avenida Alamar, a La Jolla couple was robbed at gunpoint by two men who broke into their house through an open window. When the male victim was confronted by the two suspects, he observed one of them holding a gun. Undisclosed items were taken during the robbery, and the suspects are believed to be driving a blue or purple 1990s Honda. Hesselgesser noted in the report, “It is unknown if any or all of these robberies were committed by the same suspects. This is an ongoing investigation being (handled) by SDPD Robbery Division. If you have any information or surveillance photos or video that you think is relevant …

call (619) 531-2000 or the Robbery Division during business hours (619) 531-2299.” At the LJTC meeting, he elaborated, “These people are targeting you by watching you and taking advantage of opportunities. (Regarding the La Jolla robberies) we are very close to getting someone in custody. But to keep you safe: Be aware of your surroundings and if you have a feeling that someone is watching you, don’t put yourself in a position where you could become a victim.”

Thefts during the holidays

Hesselgesser said this is especially important advice during the holidays when thieves look for unattended deliveries left on porches or shopping bags left in cars. As safety precautions, police have advised residents to observe vehicles following delivery trucks, keep shopping bags out of sight and require signatures for deliveries. Given the recent rash of home invasions, one meeting attendee asked about safety tips on Halloween, citing concern over opening front doors to people you don’t know, many wearing masks or costumes. Daun advised: “It comes down to personal choice. If you feel safe turning off your lights and not opening the door for trick-or-treaters, do that. If you feel safe knowing most of the people that come to your door are kids looking to have a good time, go from there. If something makes you feel uneasy, don’t open the door.”

A thank you to police

At the end of the police presentation to the Town Council, Kerr Bache presented the officers with an award to thank them for their service. She was joined by representatives from the La Jolla Town Council Community Watch Committee, which formed to exchange information among Neighborhood Watch captains and report on area trends. Their findings are posted at —La Jolla Town Council next meets 5 p.m. Thursday Nov. 10 at the Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. The guest speaker will be State Assemblymember Toni Atkins.



Special events mark the Fall season at Warwick’s


hese are just a handful of the many great happenings this Fall at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. Please visit for information on other events scheduled for the coming weeks, or sign up for the weekly e-blast by calling (858) 454-0347 or by visiting the website. ■ Free Engraving on Mariposa Tableware & Gifts, Oct. 24-30 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday). Committed to sustainability, Mariposa products are all handcrafted in Mexico, from 100 percent recycled aluminum. An engraved Mariposa piece — be it a frame, statement tray, business card holder, platter or bowl — is a truly personal gift, always fun and a touch traditional. It’s not only the perfect gift for the holidays, but a thoughtful wedding, new baby, anniversary or thank you gift for clients. Show that you care, and personalize it! A Mariposa special event with drinks and appetizers will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 26. ■ Holiday Open House: Sunday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This year Warwick’s and our neighbors on Girard Avenue are celebrating in even grander style for this more than two-decades-old tradition. Enjoy live music, carolers, free hourly raffle drawings, tasty food and, new for this year, meet Santa for story time at 12:30 p.m. at the store. COURTESY

You can have a free engraving added to any Mariposa gift item purchased at Warwick’s, Oct. 24-30.

■ Booked for Happy Hour: Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a meet & greet with New York Times bestselling author Jane Green, and enjoy a beverage and delicious hors d’oeuvres as we discuss “Good Taste: Simple,

Delicious Recipes” with the author at Elixir Espresso & Wine Bar, 7863 Girard Ave. For reservations or information, contact Mary Lee at or stop by the book department. ■ Alice Hoffman: Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.: It is our pleasure to host the indomitable Alice Hoffman discussing and signing her new book “Faithful.” Hoffman is the author of more than 30 works of fiction, including “The Marriage of Opposites,” “Practical Magic,” “The Red Garden,” the Oprah’s Book Club selection “Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” and “The Dovekeepers.” It’s sure to be a packed house so get your reserved seat soon! ■ Ina Garten: Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. Warwick’s presents the country’s most beloved culinary icon, Ina Garten, discussing “Cooking for Jeffrey” at the Balboa Theatre, downtown. Signed copies will be available at this event. Tickets at, starting at $62. Books sold separately, pre-ordering highly recommended. ■ Anne Rice: Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. And once again, we have the honor of hosting Anne Rice, author of the immortal best sellers “Interview with a Vampire” and “Prince Lestat.” She will sign “Prince Lestat” and the “Realms of Atlantis.” Her son Christopher will be joining her, so an added treat! —Business Spotlight features commercial enterprises that support the La Jolla Light.




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authorities for the waters off La Jolla Cove since the beginning of summer. A chronic advisory for the beach has been standing since Sept. 1. However, according to county water authorities, the bacteria used for state law-mandated testing of water quality (total coliform, fecal coliform and enterococci), are not a risk for human health. Instead, they are used to indicate the presence of a health risk. La Jolla Cove Swim Club member Bob West said he got sick in April for the first time in 40 years of swimming at The Cove. The 81-year-old had to be hospitalized for nine days as a consequence of a bacterial skin infection. “I had a 104-degree temperature, my leg was swollen to twice its size, and I was having trouble with mental clarity,” he told the Light. Three months afterward, West went back to The Cove and a fall on the stairs caused him an abrasion. “Two days later, I got the same leg swollen up huge and I had a 104-degree fever and I was in the hospital for five days,” he explained. The bacteria West was infected with, Vibrio parahaemoliticus and Vibrio alginolyticus, respectively, occur only in salt or brackish water. Microbial geneticist and biochemist Anca Segall, a professor on sabbatical at San Diego State University elaborated, “This is a bacteria whose habitat is coastal and estuary water, so it lives essentially everywhere around the coast. It’s considered an incidental human pathogen.” Segall is one of the authors of “Genome Sequences of Two Closely Related Vibrio parahaemolyticus Phages, VP16T and VP16C.” She said this bacteria is a common cause of human illness through food poisoning. “It predominantly causes foodborne infections when people eat shellfish, like oysters, filter-feeder organisms that tend to concentrate the bacteria in the water.” However, she added this bacteria can cause skin infections following the exposure of open wounds to sea water that contains the vibrio bacteria. “Old people (who have contact with Vibrio parahaemolyticus) as well as young people are more susceptible to infections, whereas a normal adult, let’s say ages 20-60, will see relatively mild or no symptoms; someone with an immune system that’s going down will have more severe symptoms.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80,000 people a year suffer illness from Vibrio bacteria in the United States, mostly from May to October when the warmer waters help these organisms thrive. Of those, 52,000 are estimated to be the result of eating contaminated food. The County of San Diego said it has received notification of two cases of Vibrio infections with local water exposure so far in 2016. “By contrast, in 2015 there were 10 reported cases involving local water exposure,” said communications officer Alex Bell. Segall said a correlation between the increase in the sea lion population at The Cove and the reported Vibrio skin infections cannot be made. “They don’t require a mammalian host, if anything, they are more associated with shellfish, especially filter feeders. But they live in water, they don’t need to be associated with any animal whatsoever, they do with whatever nutrients

there are in the water column.” Details about the illnesses of lifeguards are classified within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but the “staph infection” diagnosis was often connected to it. Staph infections are caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that commonly lives in humans. Shawn Evans, M.D. at Scripps Health, said in his opinion, a staph infection would more likely be transmitted by gear sharing among lifeguards than the water. “It’s probably more related to their work environment than the water,” he said. However, lifeguard Harris pointed out the number of staph cases reported in the past few months is significant. “In the lifeguard service, we get a report of one staph infection every couple of years, to get five connected to The Cove facility or that beach in a three-month period is pretty concerning.” The City declined to comment on the health of lifeguards due to HIPAA. Public information officer Anthony Santacroce added, “HIPAA and workers’ compensation legislation prevent the City from commenting. The city has never commented on the causality of any illnesses claimed.”

What’s changed at The Cove?

Two events that traditionally took place at The Cove (The Rough Water Swim and the swimming leg of the San Diego Triathlon Challenge) had to be moved this fall to the La Jolla Shores due to the bacteria advisories issued by the County Health Department. The lifeguards have suspended all workouts in the water, but, as Harris put it, “Lifeguards will always make rescues ... bacteria hazard, whatever, we will always make rescues.” He said the lifeguards at The Cove have intensified their hygiene routines. “They are very consistent now about getting in the shower, cleaning everything with bleach and filing exposure reports after they go in the water,” he said. Harris pointed out that another problem at The Cove is the sand. In his opinion, it’s dangerous for people to be in contact with the polluted sand. “Kids are there daily doing sand castles and then eating sandwiches with their hands. No one is telling them that they are sitting on feces of these animals (sea lions),” he said. Lifeguards are also performing medical assists on the sand. “It’s ironic to be in the middle of a puddle of crap trying to do a rescue,” Harris said. Pictured with this report (on page A1) is the 20-square-foot area where lifeguards tended to an 11-year-old after a recent rescue. “We were almost throwing up because the smell was so bad,” he said. Another ramification of this issue, according to Harris, is the difficulty finding experienced lifeguards to work at The Cove. “At the rocky areas of La Jolla (Children’s Pool and The Cove) because of the topography lifeguards take a long time to become really good at the area. The senior guards no longer want to do workouts there, so we get new guards every year.”

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Many members of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club have reportedly changed their swimming spot from The Cove to La Jolla Shores, including West. Club president Dan Simonelli said, “There’s been a significant increase in people talking about it and claiming that they have gotten skin or


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San Diego County health officials have posted signs at La Jolla Cove warning swimmers of unsafe bacteria levels in the water. gastrointestinal infections in the last several months.” Cove swimmer Steve Coppersmith added, “I’ve either had ear problems or cold/flu symptoms regularly that I’m certain are caused by the (Cove) water quality.” Stephen Cross, who said swims at The Cove four times a week, reported to be recovering from a bacteria infection. One anonymous swimmer reported a lung infection. On the topic, Dr. Evans said, “Most times a patient’s illness has little likelihood of being linked to something in the water unless it is multiple people with a similar illness from the same source. The likelihood of a salt water exposure resulting in some form of illness is exceedingly remote. After storms with pollution entering the water, the risk goes up, but we cannot precisely link the illness to the saltwater exposure.” The source of the contamination at The Cove is, arguably, the growing sea lion population. Although the measured bacteria (fecal indicator bacteria) are present in both human and animal feces, the presence of sea lion waste in the area is apparent. Citing the report Doyle Hanan, Ph.D., of Hanan & Associates, Inc. submitted to the City in July, “The accumulation of animal waste in close proximity to urbanized and frequently used space raises concerns for public health and welfare, and for the safety of people and wild

animals in close proximity to one another.” Although the fact that sea lions are a different species makes it safer for humans to swim in sea lion fecal contaminated water than it would be to swim in human waste, there are possibilities for cross contamination or zoonosis, a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Evans added, “The closer the species, the more likely they are to possess similar bacteria that are going to be a problem with humans.” Studies of sea lion and human cross contamination are yet to be done, but the research paper “Marine Mammal Zoonoses: A Review of Disease Manifestations,” (T. B. Waltzek, G. Cortés-Hinojosa, J. F. X. Wellehan Jr. and Gregory C. Gray, 2011) lists diseases that can be transmitted between marine mammals and humans. Among those, pinnipeds are mentioned in brucellosis, tuberculosis, renal failure, conjunctivitis, mycoplasmosis (seal finger) and dermatitis. Other symptoms listed are lethargy, headaches and sinusitis. Harris elaborated, “They can tell me all day long (that there’s no study for sea lion cross contamination illnesses), but we see the incredible amount of feces on that beach. I’m no scientist, but I don’t have to do a test to know that the beach has high amounts of bacteria. It’s literally covered in feces.”

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He specializes in treating people with chronic pain who have already been to the doctor and to a physical therapist. “That’s when they come to me,” he said. “My approach is different. It’s much more effective.” Reque uses an innovative hands-on treatment known as Active Release Technique (ART). It is a soft tissue movement-based massage that treats certain tendinopathies and muscle problems. In a large number of chronic injuries, such as muscle strains or joint pains, the injured area presents scar tissue and limitation of movement. ART uses tension with movement to strip scar tissue from muscles and tendons to regain functionality. He is also able to hone in on the source of the injury. Rather than simply focusing on the presenting physical symptoms, he determines the principal cause of the problem, which often goes undiagnosed. His treatment concentrates on releasing muscle tension, regaining joint mobility and activating muscles. “Every new client is a new challenge,” he said. “I try to make their life better, which is ultimately the goal.” Injury Recovery Massage is located at 674 Via de la Valle, Suite 215, Solana Beach. Reque offers 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute sessions. As a special introductory price, he is offering a 45-minute session for $60. To learn more or make an appointment, call (310) 706-1984 or visit Clients and potential clients can also book an appointment using the MINDBODY app. Diane Y. Welch contributed to this article. Business spotlights are developed through La Jolla Light’s advertising department in support of its advertisers.



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OUR READERS WRITE A word about turn signals and roundabouts Thank you to reporter María José Durán for the pop quiz on driving through roundabouts in the Oct. 6 issue. As a Bird Rock resident, I enjoy the added safety and slower speeds roundabouts provide and I thank all who worked to make them a reality. However, whether riding my bike, walking to do some shopping or driving to work, I'm constantly reminded that the majority of drivers don't use their turn signals to visually help the oncoming or side traffic decide on speed or the need to yield. Quiz Question 7 asked, “In roundabouts, you use your turn signals when” the correct answer was B “When changing lanes or exiting the roundabout.” I'm unsure of the law on this, but I’ve found that when I try to tell my friends or family (no one really listens, but I keep after them) I simply instruct that when you are entering the circles and exiting to the right, use your right blinker; when you’re making a left turn, use your left blinker; and when you are making a complete U-turn, use your left blinker. No blinker is needed if you are proceeding straight through. Mind you, I do know how fun it is to have the right of way while you're in the circle, whipping around like a race car cutting in front of oncoming traffic, but just let everyone know your intentions as you enter with your blinker. More safety, better traffic flow. Trent Wagenseller

Public shout-out for great EMS crew I'd like to thank all the individuals who came to my rescue after my fall on Silverado Street outside Chase Bank last week. I stepped off the sidewalk to cross the street and caught my left foot on a burm and went flying. Rosela Kabande was passing by and came to my rescue, as did Darrell Wilson of Chase Bank. 9-1-1 was called and the fire department was first to respond. I didn't get their names, but believe me they were the best — very professional, caring and most importantly, thorough. The ambulance came to take me to Sharp Emergency. Michael Murray and Andre Pine were my EMTs. Again, these emergency responders were awesome. The Sharp Emergency Team was like family. They took care of me as if I were the most precious gem. Many thanks to everyone! Gloria Sharkey

2016 election mud gets heavier For years the term mudslinging has been applied to the political game in which opponents fling any bit of dirty news they have onto each other’s character. What we the public want to know is what each candidate can offer our country. The public doesn’t care Donald Trump has showed his manhood with controversial comments. Whatever may have happened 10 years ago doesn’t matter now. Should we dwell and reflect on the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinski scandal? All of that has no relativity now. What happens from here is what counts. That goes for both parties. What matters now is


Shack Plaque: Friends of WindanSea — Tom Morgan, Jim Neri and Melinda Merryweather — celebrated the 70th anniversary of The Shack with a party Oct. 15 that featured food, music and a thank you to Morgan for his second generous donation, a presentation to Melinda for her community preservation efforts and the placement of a historic plaque on the shack by Neri. The bronze plaque reads: Historical Landmark 358 The Surf Shack at Windansea Beach built by returning WWII surfers in 1947 for shade and aloha.

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When can runners use track again? Thanks to Ashley Mackin for her informative update in the Oct. 14 issue on the ribbon-cutting for the new La Jolla High School Vikings athletic facilities. A number of us who benefited from using the track for recreational jogging are looking forward with anticipation to enjoying the facility once more. When is the track going to re-open for public access? Igor Grant Reporter’s Note: LJHS Athletic Director Paula Conway said the athletic complex is still under construction, though the track itself is finished. When the whole facility is finished, the track should open for public use when school is not in session.

A few unforgettable facts about Ellen Browning Scripps Scripps Pier observed its 100th birthday. October is the month we also observe the birthday of La Jolla’s great benefactress Ellen Browning Scripps. Miss Ellen gave us the pier. There are 20 or so other gifts that enhance the area as a result of her generosity. Miss Ellen must have been driven to accomplish change. But what do we actually know about her? The photograph she submitted when she entered college shows a dark-haired, dark-eyed young woman with a round face. All her life she disliked her prominent nose. We know she enjoyed bringing friends together for lively

Bridge parties. Her brother had to find a chauffeur to drive the Ford he gave her because she refused to learn to drive. For 20 years, she spoke passionately about women’s suffrage, which finally passed in 1919. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a record of her voice was found at the La Jolla’s Woman’s Club, which itself was one of her many gifts to the Village. Miss Ellen discovered La Jolla while attending the San Diego Centennial in the early 1900s. She quickly built her home on Prospect Street. In 1915, she stood by in tears as her home burned to its foundation because the fire hoses of the time couldn’t reach it. It was later discovered that the arsonist was her brother’s disgruntled employee. She quickly rebuilt her home. I wonder if she retained her British accent? Did she swim in the ocean? Did she save her father’s library? Was baking bread a hobby? Was chocolate cake her favorite? She lived in her home on Prospect Street for 35 years until she died at age 96 in 1932. Given all the above, she stills remains an enigma. Undoubtedly, living in La Jolla gave her much happiness. She gave it back tenfold, setting the precedent that keeps our charmed “Jewel” a treasured place. Patricia Weber

CORRECTION In the Oct. 13 La Jolla Light story “What are we surfing in?” the correct spelling of the name of the San Diego Transportation & Stormwater Department Program Manager is Ruth Kolb.

What’s on YOUR mind? ■ Editor’s Note: Letters published in La Jolla Light express views and comments from readers in regard to community issues. Letters do not necessarily reflect opinions of the newspaper staff or publisher. To share your thoughts in this public forum, e-mail or mail them to La Jolla Light Editor, 565 Pearl St., Suite 300, La Jolla, CA 92037


Vikings blank Conquistadors 32-0 La Jolla High marks Homecoming with victory over Serra High BY ASHLEY MACKIN


ith an excitement in the air and a winning spirit, the La Jolla High School Vikings celebrated Homecoming with a 32-0 victory over Serra High School, Oct. 14 at the home field at 750 Nautilus St. Starting with a JV

football game at 3:30 (which the Vikings also won 31-17), current and former students gathered for the Coaching Hall of Honor induction ceremony and to watch the varsity Vikings defeat the Serra Conquistadors. During halftime, floats in accordance with the Alice in Wonderland theme rolled by, and the Homecoming King and Queen (or Vi-King and Vi-Queen) were announced — King Jesse Pacleb and Queen Lilly Davis. The Vikings next home game is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 against University City.

About 30 coaches who were inducted into the Coaching Hall of Honor attend Homecoming to be recognized and root for the Vikings.

Inches from the end zone, a Viking pushes through the Serra defense.


Jesse Pacleb, Lilly Davis

A student waves the celebratory flag following a touchdown.

Student athletes, school administrators and San Diego Unified School District representatives cut the ribbon, officially opening the new facility.

Ashley Polcyn, Natalie Coy, Sydney Duquid, Katya Strom, Bridget Gun-Wilkinson, Heather Buckley, Francesca Cortina, Preston Weber, McKenzie Baldwin and Melanie Balwin dress as Alice in Wonderland characters to march behind their float.

Students Joseph Russell (football), Jake Marshall (water polo) and Noco Ivanov (water polo), donate the proceeds from the Tangle in the Tank fundraiser to Larry Davis with the Susan G. Komen San Diego foundation for breast cancer research.


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Life Tributes

Everlasting memories of loved ones

Robert Leonard ‘Bob’ Baker October 16, 1935 - September 10, 2016

La JOLLa — Bob Baker, 80, passed away at home on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in La Jolla, California, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born October 16, 1935, to Harry and Theora (Wilson) Baker in Evanston, Illinois. In 1950 he moved to La Jolla with his parents and his sister, Marilyn. Bob graduated from La Jolla High School in 1953 and went on to attend both Utah State University in Salt Lake and SDSU. Bob loved the mountains and the ocean, but it was in La Jolla, and particularly Windansea, that he found his true home. Though

his father Harry, who was born the son of a preacher in a log cabin in Chadron, Nebraska, in 1889, did not approve, Bob fell in with the Windansea crew and became a surfer. In a

sense, it is there that his life began and it is there where he wished it to end. a gifted, natural athlete and a fierce competitor, Bob loved and excelled at all sports. Playing or coaching, whether the sport was bowling, tennis, over-the-line, horseshoes, basketball, baseball, soccer or golf, Bob was tough to beat. It was that spirit that led him to an extremely successful career in commercial real estate for Coldwell Banker and it was that spirit that helped him in his 1 ½ year battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. as he liked to say when faced with pain or hurt, “Rub some dirt on it.”

His spirit lives on in his 3 children, Steven Baker, anna Trevellyan and Danny Baker; his four grandchildren, Ellie and Henry Trevellyan and arthur and Juniper Baker; his half-sister, Dorothy Green of Nebraska; and in every family member and friend whose life he touched. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marilyn Baker Bach. a memorial and paddle out will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 2:00pm at Windansea in La Jolla. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

Sue Kruidenier Edwards

November 17, 1924 - October 15, 2016 La JOLLa — Sue Kruidenier Edwards died in La Jolla, California, after a long illness. Mrs. Edwards was a lifelong and avid supporter of the arts, women’s education, and women’s and children’s health services. a benefactor to the Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, she served on its Board from 1978 until her death, including as president of the board and chair of the capital campaign that renovated the La Jolla location in 1996. In 2008, together with her husband, Dr. Charles C. Edwards, she donated a major sculpture by Richard Serra to inaugurate the museum’s downtown San Diego galleries, and the oceanfront sculpture garden at MCaSD is named in honor of Sue K. and Charles C. Edwards. Mrs. Edwards came from a family to whom

community service and philanthropy were strongly held values. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, to David S. and Florence Cowles Kruidenier, her family published the Des Moines Register and Tribune, the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, LOOK magazine, and other notable newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. She lived with her husband and four children in Des Moines, Minneapolis, Washington,

D.C., and Short Hills, New Jersey, before moving in 1977 to La Jolla, when Dr. Edwards became CEO of Scripps Clinic. Her board service included San Diego Hospice, the San Diego Museum of art, and various auxiliaries at Scripps Clinic. She was a generous benefactor to nonprofit organizations in every city in which she and her family lived, including the Des Moines art Center, Emma Willard School, Scripps Health Foundation, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego Museum of art, Voices for Children, The Stuart Collection at UCSD, Planned Parenthood San Diego and Riverside, Braille Institute, San Diego Hospice, and countless others. Her generosity touched many lives and left an indelible impact, especially in San Diego, her adopted home for nearly

40 years. Sue Edwards was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Charles C. Edwards; her son, Timothy Kruidenier Edwards; and her brother, David Kruidenier. She is survived by children, Charles Cornell Edwards Jr. (Karin), Nancy Edwards Schned (Eric), and David Busby Edwards (Marketa); daughter-inlaw, Pat Edwards; sister, Nancy Shepard; brother, Peter Kruidenier; and grandchildren, Scott Edwards, Hayley Burner, Emily Ingham, Molly Schned, Dan Schned and alex Schned, Nick Edwards, Melody Edwards, Vilem Edwards and Tobias Edwards. In accord with her wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Voices for Children or a charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

Ready? Set? Vote! ■ The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential general election is Monday, Oct. 24. Residents can fill out a registration form at, and if their signature is confirmed through Department of Motor Vehicles records, it will automatically be sent to the Registrar. “If you’ve moved recently, or changed your name, you’ll need to fill out a new registration form,” said Registrar of Voters Michael Vu. “If you go online, the process is quick and convenient.” If you’re not sure whether you’re registered, check online at ■ The deadline to apply for a mail ballot is Tuesday, Nov. 1. Voters can find the application online at or on the back of their sample ballot and information pamphlet sent to each registered voter. You can also request a mail ballot by sending a letter to the Registrar of Voters with your name, registered address, the name and date of the election, the address where the ballot is to be mailed and your signature. Send forms to Registrar of Voters, 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123 or fax them to (858) 694-2955. As a third option, registered voters can request a mail ballot by phone at (858) 565-5800. All applications must be in house at the Registrar’s office by 5 p.m. on Nov. 1. Voters who are already signed up to vote permanently by mail do not need to reapply. ■ Approximately 1 million mail ballots were sent out through the post office Oct. 11 and for the first time, registered voters will receive a two-card ballot. Contests will be listed on the front and back of each page. The two-card ballot also weighs a bit more, so it will take 67 cents in postage. Considering the length of the ballot, voters who requested their ballot by mail are urged to act early. “If you know how you want to vote, grab that mail ballot when you get it, vote it and send it back in right away,” said Vu. “The sooner we get the ballot back, the sooner we can start processing it so it will be counted right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.” ■ To find your polling place, visit

La Jolla View reservoir committee demands EIR Following an update on the planned La Jolla View Reservoir Project at the La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) September meeting, affected residents and LJP&B members — still with questions and concerns — gathered for the inaugural meeting of a working group tasked with reviewing the project and spurring change on how it will be carried out. Chiefly, the group asserts an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) should be required. They met Oct. 7 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. The planned resevoir project will replace two existing reservoirs with one new 3.1 million gallon underground reservoir, by demolishing the existing above-ground 720,000 gallon La Jolla View Reservoir and decommissioned Exchange Place reservoir/pump station, found within La Jolla Heights Natural Park (aka La Jolla Natural Park). New pipelines will be put in place and a temporary access road would be constructed to allow trucks entry and egress to the project site. The total cost is just under $9.7 million. Construction will begin in winter 2018, and be finished by summer 2020. At the most recent presentation, City representatives said they predicted the project would merit a Mitigated Negative Declaration (rather than an EIR), which would indicate there would be no environmental consequences as a result of the work. At the working group meeting, resident Jack McGrory called this assumption “a joke.” Agreeing, the committee decided to advocate for the creation of an EIR, that would, in theory, address several concerns raised. These include 1) whether the Reservoir Project is necessary, 2) whether the project is in conformance with the City Open Space Preservation and Maintenance Policy, 3) the creation of a Biological Survey for the environmentally sensitive land on which the reservoir sits, 4) how emergency response would be accommodated, 5) an overall traffic plan for the project, 6) a traffic safety plan, 7) how access to public parks would be accommodated, 8) noise impacts and more. The committee also decided to draft a list of project concerns and deliver a letter to local government representatives, and to continue meeting on a regular basis. More information and updates will be provided at the next LJP&B meeting, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.


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City Council candidate launches online survey Barbara Bry, District 1 candidate for the San Diego City Council, wants voters to let her know their ideas for improving the area. She has launched a “virtual listening tour” for this purpose. With the answers to 13 questions ranging from personal information to what the responder’s priorities are, she said she plans to analyze the data and address the concerns of citizens. “As the first high-tech entrepreneur on the City Council, I will bring a fresh perspective to City Hall to tackle the difficult challenges ahead. I want to use technology to better communicate with constituents and to improve City services,” Bry stated on a press release. The survey is available at

Internet cables coming through Bird Rock Details are forthcoming on a project to install Internet cables in Bird Rock to improve Internet services to area schools. Briefly discussed at recent Bird Rock Community Council meetings, the project involves trenching and digging along La Jolla Hermosa. An announcement is planned for Nov. 2. At the Oct. 4 Bird Rock meeting, treasurer Barbara Dunbar reported: “Cox Communications is installing underground cable along the east side of La Jolla Hermosa to provide high-speed Internet to area schools. We’ve had a couple of complaints and problems with drilling, and we’ve been made aware that at one point they severed a water line at Colima. But we are in communication

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Dentist starts practice with community Open House on Oct. 21 Sarah Winter, DDS, will launch Sarah Winter Dental, a general and cosmetic boutique dental practice, with a grand opening celebration, 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave. It was formerly the dental practice of Chris Wood, DDS, who recently retired. The Open House will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, gourmet hamburgers and salads from Burger Lounge and a toast with celebratory beverages. The daughter of a dentist, Dr. Winter has practiced dentistry for seven years. She earned her undergraduate degree in education from USC, and later went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Crown Council and the Steven E Smith Honor Society.

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San Diego History Center adopts donations-only admissions The San Diego History Center changed its admissions policy last week. Rather than paying a set admissions fee, visitors to the History Center are now asked to make a contribution based on their experience at its museums in Balboa and Presidio Parks. This “Give Forward” support will, in turn, provide the ability for another visitor to see the History Center’s exhibitions. The San Diego History Center was founded in 1928 and is one of the oldest and largest historical organizations in California. It is one of only a handful of institutions nationwide that is dedicated to celebrating the heritage of a major American city. For more details, visit

LJHS teacher honored for innovations La Jolla High School math teacher Trang Vu is one of the recipients of the Mental Floss 2016 Platypus Award for innovation. She was recognized for her creative approach to geometry, chiefly for the hands-on project that encourages students to explore how fashion designers use math to create new pieces. Under her leadership, students are tasked with making a skirt out of concentric circles to understand the real-world applications for math. Vu is one of 10 nation-wide honorees of the Platypus Award.

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A view of the controversial installation from the street, which artist Nasser Pirasteh says brings elements of Nature in and out. FROM CONTROVERSIAL ART, A1 The piece was ruled an “unpermitted accessory structure in the front yard setback” by San Diego Code Enforcement Officer James Queenan on Aug. 15, and the notice was served over Labor Day weekend in early September. The City ordered the Pirastehs to remove or move (from the front yard setback) the sculpture within 60 calendar days from when the notice was served. The couple must also pay City administrative costs of $1,143.57 and $5,000 in civil penalties. If the structure is not moved and the fines unpaid by the deadline, the couple will be assessed an additional $5,000. The Pirastehs said they were first notified that they had constructed (what would later be deemed) an “unpermitted accessory structure” in March, and a hearing was held in June so the City and the Pirastehs could state their respective cases. Issues included failure to file for construction and building inspection permits, and improper encroachment into a yard.

Before a ruling could be filed, the Pirastehs requested a second hearing to present what they believed to be new evidence. That meeting took place in July. Several community members were on hand in support of keeping the artwork in place. All said, Queenan ruled the work was still not in compliance and needed to be removed. In the final ruling, Queenan reports, “Mr. Pirasteh’s sculpture is a structure as that term is defined … an expansive definition encompassing an edifice or building of any kind or any construction. Thus, the sculpture is a structure. … Further, Pirasteh’s sculpture does not look like a traditional sculpture; in fact, from the exterior, it looks like some type of building with drawings on the façade.” Although the ruling was not what Nasser Pirasteh hoped for, he said the silver lining is that “people are talking about art.” “As an artist, I appreciate that people are talking about art, what it means, what it means to them,” he said. Nasser Pirasteh can be reached at (858) 603-7547 or



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Aboard the R/V Sally Ride Adventure into the world of oceanic expeditions at Birch Aquarium exhibit


Research Vessel Sally Ride, pictured here at Scripps Pier, is owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The vessel is named in honor of the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space as part of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew, and member of UCSD’s physics faculty.

BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN new Birch Aquarium exhibit, opening Friday, Oct. 28, will transport visitors to the inside of R/V Sally Ride, the latest research vessel Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) is launching into its fleet. Featuring a 33-foot projected tryptic, an augmented reality interactive sandbox, and a wall of wonders among other elements, the exhibit promises an experience that will change some minds about ocean science. Titled, “Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride Gallery” it is the first of three exhibits opening inside the aquarium under the category “The Expedition.” Birch Aquarium director Harry Helling explained, “In this gallery we are trying new types of exhibits that will try to capture what it’s like to be on an expedition.” The idea for this new group of exhibits came about when Helling joined the Birch Aquarium team a year ago. “We decided we wanted a bold new approach to how we talked about SIO science, and we launched our new idea, and the whole SIO community has embraced it. Using virtual reality, and augmented reality, we think we can do a better job of bringing our community into the wonders of science and the value of science.” Since January, the Birch Aquarium team has been working alongside SIO scientists to create an exhibit that was built “in house,” as Helling put it. “We used a lot of our assets, we used a lot of students to pull this together, and we’ve created a new type of visitor experience.” SEE R/V SALLY RIDE, B8


Meet Jennifer Mitchell of La Jolla Community Center BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in the Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile, send the lead via e-mail to or call us at (858) 875-5950.


a Jolla Community Center assistant director Jennifer Mitchell landed her job two years ago, and since then has become a key part of the community, especially to senior citizens. She hails from Saginaw, Michigan and likes to ride her bike, wear classic outfits and listen to hip hop! Her favorite color is red and she went to Northwestern University in Chicago to study business. She said she moved to San Diego because she was tired of the Midwestern weather

and arrived in La Jolla six years ago.

How do you like working at La Jolla Community Center?


“I absolutely love it. I love non-profit work, I feel like I’m giving back. We have almost 800 members and I feel a close bond with almost all of them. I’m inspired daily by their intellectual curiosity, how they want to learn, how active they are, and I’m trying to get more seniors out of their homes to come down and participate in events and classes.”

Do you have children?

“I have two boys at La Jolla High; one in ninth and one in twelfth grade. They are both football players, and I helped the La Jolla Pop Warner Football League when they started, so I’ve been involved with football for 10 years, and I like to promote football ... it’s kind of controversial sometimes. SEE JEN MITCHELL, B26

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A tale too common to parents


ver since I could put pen to paper, I’ve been a diary and journal writer, which is actually the sum total of my writing training, along with a lifetime of letter writing. Every once in a while, I go back through journals to see what I wrote and often find stories about experiences I’d long since forgotten. Usually it was for a good reason. The following is a case in point. In 1988, my now-husband Olof was in his second year of what would be a total of eight years commuting down to my home on weekends from the Bay area. My older son Rory was 11.

Journal, Oct. 3, 1988

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Rory has decided he wants to build a gismo from a kit. (Reminds me so much of my brother at that age. Happiness was a Lafayette Radio catalog and 10 bucks.) I keep trying to explain to him that Mommy is not talented in this area, and that Olof, who is, is only here at the moment on alternate weekends. Rory is undaunted. He has saved money from his nursery school aide job and already picked out several possibilities from

his kiddie catalog of Strange and Amazing Gadgets. It’s really hard for single moms to find activities to do with sons, which is the only reason I’d consider this. Plus, I hate to stifle the kid’s creative ambitions. (I had this fantasy the other day that he became a heroin addict, and when I asked him how I had failed, he said, “If you’d just let me order a kit from Strange and Amazing Gadgets I’d be a successful engineer today!”) OK, OK, enough guilt.

Letter: October 16, 1988

Catalog of Strange and Amazing Gadgets Sirs: Please send us one TS-295 Plans/Kit for the “U-Make-It Miniature Tesla Coil.” A check in the amount of $29.50 is enclosed. Sincerely,

Journal: Nov. 8, 1988

Olof can’t get here soon enough this weekend. The world’s smallest Tesla coil has arrived, along with the world’s largest headache. I am in so over my head.

Letter: Nov. 15, 1988

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Sirs: We recently discovered that the one-inch brass terminal with 6-32 insert adaptor failed to arrive with our U-Make-It Miniature Tesla Coil Kit. As this part is unknown to any hardware or electronic store in the Western Hemisphere, we would appreciate your shipping this item to us at your earlier convenience. Yours sincerely,

Journal: December 3, 1988

So much for Rory’s electronics education. Some weeks ago I was persuaded to order a gismo billed as the U-Make-It Miniature Tesla Coil. A Tesla coil, I now know, is an electric gismo that generates high voltage current that arcs between two terminals (in this case a gold ball and a wire) to create a lightning-like effect. I was initially concerned about having 50,000 volts in the hands of an 11-year-old, but I was assured by knowledgeable sources that it didn’t have enough amps to electrocute him. (I still had this recurrent dream that I’d wake up one morning to find it attached to his younger brother’s tongue.) This was not your basic Heath Kit. In fact, as Olof said when he was down last weekend, the creator of the circuit board for this thing should be taken out and shot. I cannot even calculate how many frustrating hours this thing has consumed of both of our already-over-full lives. It did not come with a printed circuit board. What it did come with were umpty-300 itty-bitty components to fit on a circuit layout board the size of your thumbnail.

The two primary items of documentation were a hand-drawn circuit diagram that had been Xeroxed into oblivion and a component layout diagram that did not always agree with the circuit diagram. The instructions, in their totality, were: 1) Count and verify that all parts have been delivered. 2) Assemble board. In point of fact, not all the parts WERE delivered, and the missing one had to be re-ordered. Further the concept of taking a lamp cord (the power source for this thing) and shoving the end into a container the size of a matchbox made the spacing between components and the various elements of wiring critical – and probably unachievable. Much frustration and soldering assistance (from Olof) later, it was ready for a trial run. With breathless anticipation (and a fire extinguisher for good measure), we turned it on. Instead of generating a lightning-like spark, it generated a “pop” and a small puff of smoke. (Olof says they either sent us a bad capacitor, or we got it in backwards.) Rory was initially very disappointed. But the next day he was back wanting to know, could he order the kit for the high-sensitive directional parabolic microphone, or maybe the particle beam generator/proton accelerator? In one of the least ambivalent moments of my life, I replied, “Not a chance.” — Inga’s lighthearted looks at life appear regularly in La Jolla Light. Reach her at

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Rockin’ road trip musical premieres at La Jolla Playhouse BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT “Miss you like hell”— I’d never heard that expression before seeing the workshop version of this La Jolla Playhouse-commissioned play in February. Now, thanks to Google, I find it’s been used in several recent songs and a long-ago letter from Edna St. Vincent Millay. In fact, the Millay quote — “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world. ... I miss you like hell” — is what inspired playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes to choose it for the title of her world-premiere musical, opening Oct. 25 at the Playhouse. “I was putting together a list of what I thought Olivia’s favorite books might be, and that quote just jumped out at me,” Hudes said. “I thought: Quiara That’s how Olivia would Alegria Hudes feel about life and her mother.” Olivia (played by Krystina Alabado, seen on Broadway this year in “American Psycho”) is the teenage daughter of Beatriz, a free-spirited, mostly-absent mom played by two-time Tony Award winner Daphne Rubin-Vega, who starred in the workshop version. What’s the story of “Miss You Like Hell”? The Playhouse calls it “a soaring new musical about family, country and finding your way home.” Here’s the playwright’s description: “It’s about an estranged mother and daughter who go through the full arc of a mother-daughter relationship in seven days.” They’re on a road trip — not something you often see female characters doing (other than Thelma and Louise) unless, as Hudes noted, they’re raped and/or about to be killed. “The American Road is basically the sole

About the Playwright ■ Quiara Alegria Hudes won a Pulitzer Prize for her drama “Water by the Spoonful,” No. 2 in her trilogy of plays about an Iraq War veteran, a character based on one of her cousins. ■ She also wrote the book for “In the Heights,” the first hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, her downstairs neighbor in Washington Heights — the play’s setting.

The cast of ‘Miss You Like Hell,’ with Daphne Rubin-Vega, far left. province of men who leave behind their responsibilities and head for the open road,” Hudes said. “I wish women were afforded the same heroic possibility of freedom and discovery, the opportunity to explore the American landscape and not end up as victims.” She gives Beatriz and Olivia a chance to do just that. “They’re not role models; they’re both flawed people, but they’re still at the center of the story. Women can be anti-heroes, too, without being devils,” she said. A number of Hudes’ plays were based on members of her family, but this one is not biographical, although Hudes may someday write about her own unconventional mother, a practitioner of Puerto Rican Santeria, Quaker activism and Tibetan healing. “She’s a very spiritual person, and I’m very intellectual,” Hudes said. “The things she espouses don’t come naturally to me,


though they do enrich my life, and I’ve added some of our spiritual sparring to the play.” In rehearsal since mid-September, the play has been going through changes, and now has several new songs and scenes. But Rubin-Vega is still there, as are three other actors from the workshop cast, and multi-award-winning director Lear deBessonet continues at the helm, with choreographer Danny Mefford — the one male on the creative team. “Miss You Like Hell” began life as an adaptation of Hudes’ 2009 play, “26 Miles.” “I wanted to do a musical version, so I went looking for a composer, someone with a wide grasp of what it means to be an American today,” Hudes said. “I asked friends for suggestions, and that’s how I discovered Erin McKeown, and started to woo her, five years ago.” Since McKeown lives in western Massachusetts and Hudes in NYC’s

Washington Heights, much of their work was done over Skype. The two are co-lyricists, and maintain a very open collaboration, with book-writer Hudes, who studied music composition at Yale, sometimes contributing a musical line, and McKeown sometimes contributing to a character’s speech. A big part of the collaboration is Rubin-Vega, whose credits include Tony-winning performances in “Rent” and “Anna in the Tropics,” the 2000 Broadway revival of “The Rocky Horror Show,” and a leading role in Hudes’ recent off-Broadway play, “Daphne’s Dive.” “She’s a very special person and performer,” Hudes said. “Erin comes from the rock ‘n’ roll world, so we needed a seasoned theater professional who could do rock and roll, and when Daphne’s name came up, that was it. Her voice in Erin’s score is just thrilling, and she’s one of the top stage actresses today.” ■ IF YOU GO: “Miss You Like Hell,” is on stage Oct. 25-Dec. 4 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets: From $25. (858) 550-1010,

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‘The Secret Life of the American Musical’

Theater ace talks Broadway at Jewish Book Fair BY DIANA SAENGER ack Viertel knows his way around the theater. He is senior vice president of Jujamcym Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters. His body of work includes being a theater critic, an arts editor for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, a dramaturg for the Mark Taper Forum, and a decade of teaching musical theater at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. With so many years of theatrical experience, he was destined to write a book. “The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built,” was published this year, and the 312-pager could also be called an encyclopedia. Viertel will talk about his tome 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla, as a guest of the 22nd annual Jewish Book Fair. “I first had the idea to teach it at NYU about 12 years ago,” Viertel said. “I set up two classes for writer and director grad students. I went through this material many times. I was asked to give talks by more fans than professionals, so I wrote a book. It took about two years to



Jack Viertel, a Broadway legend and driving force behind more than 50 plays, including ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Angels in America,’ will speak about his new book ‘The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built.’ write and another for editing and design.” Viertel has a connection to San Diego. He reviewed plays of an early season of the La Jolla Playhouse that included “The Visions of Simone Machard,” “A Mad World, My Masters,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” From curtain up to curtain down, in his book Viertel details productions giving advice, opinions and comments. He

addresses acting, producing, directing, set design, and the music. He compares how shows worked in earlier years compared to now. “I attend almost everything on Broadway, as that’s my job,” Viertel said. “At any given time, there are probably about 40 there and about 60 regional.” Along with tons of information about musicals, Viertel includes interesting or humorous details. One example is a reference where

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he compares deck chairs missing a part from Home Depot to subplots in the show. “That’s the way I talk more or less,” he said. “This book was not constructed like a T.S. Eliot poem. I think all the years of being a critic and on deadline, you get proficient at meeting deadlines and start to write that way. I didn’t take a lot of notes. I have a weirdly selective encyclopedic memory and remember most of it. I did most of the research as I was writing. I had taught the shows to students over and over again, so that does get stuck in your head after a while.” His insights on musical theater are remarkable as this excerpt reveals: “I had begun to understand what it meant to tell a story on stage. I eventually came to understand that theater is not the written word, it’s the word made flesh. Somethings can make you cry. Sometimes an actor turning toward or away from another actor can tell you more of the story than all the words a playwright could think up.” When asked what percentage of Tony Awards he usually agrees with, he replied, “A lot this year. I’m a big ‘Hamilton’ fan. I

sometimes see shows that win awards that I can’t imagine being nominated for anything. The Tonys affect the audiences’ tastes more than the critics. Rarely are there shocking surprises. The Tonys are a way of promoting what Broadway people want to come see.” Since his career has spanned many years and generations, one wonders if he thinks a person should see a play more than once. “Things have shifted over the years to a different kind of collaboration. The way rock ‘n’ roll bands put stuff together is different from what Rodgers and Hammerstein did on roadshows. I don’t know that one method is better than another, but there is a feeling that it’s become a slightly less rigid and formal process than it once was.” Viertel sees many shows every year, but his favorite, which he said he could watch over and over, is “Follies.” ■ IF YOU GO: The San Diego Jewish Book Fair runs Oct. 29-Nov. 6 mostly at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. For a schedule of events and speakers and to buy tickets, call (858) 362-1348 or visit



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FROM VILLAGE TO VILLAGE, B5 any place nearby where I can just go play bridge in the afternoon?’ ” said Susan Deininger, co-founder of the Tierrasanta Village of San Diego (TVSD) during a speech at the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla lunch Sept. 23 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church. The encounter was organized by resident Phyllis Minnick, who said she became interested in the concept after hearing some community members wanted to emulate the program in La Jolla. TVSD pioneered the concept in California, where some 20 of these associations thrive today. Villages organize a community of seniors who share a wish to stay connected, healthy and living at home. Villages are member-driven, grassroots organizations run by volunteers or paid staff who can coordinate services like transportation,

health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities or trips. “Villages are flexible,” Deininger said. “If you are 50… you need to be thinking about what you are going to do in the future,” she said, adding that assisted living is costly and can eat through savings faster than one might think. “We just don’t know how long we are going to be alive, how much money we will need and what health problems might come up.” Deininger explained the average membership for a Village is $573 a year, and that seniors usually obtain three times their investment in services and benefits. She said the first step in creating a Village is knowing your community and what kind of Village would fit best. To learn more, contact Phyllis Minick at or (858) 459-5939. — María José Durán

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FROM R/V SALLY RIDE, B1 Director of Programming and exhibit curator Debbie Zmarzly said she hopes the exhibit will show visitors that science is not a boring subject. “Hellin’s idea really fit one we had of changing people’s impressions of science, of thinking it’s a subject you learn at school as a collection of facts presented in a dry and boring way, as sort of a memorization-type exercise. Science is actually this grand adventure in exploration and discovery. It’s a way of understanding our world driven by curiosity.” The latest addition to the UC San Diego Birch Aquarium scientific fleet, R/V Sally director Harry Ride, is a state-of-the-art Helling research vessel. The public will have an opportunity to tour it from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at Broadway Pier, North Harbor Drive. The ship is named after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and former UCSD faculty member. The related aquarium exhibit features a 33-foot projected tryptic designed to bring the aesthetics of being on a ship to the visitor. “It’s composed of three screens with different projectors sewn together with a computer, and we have a media team at SIO working with artists and producing this immersive exhibit that brings you into the experience of being inside the R/V Sally Ride,” Helling said. The tryptic will be updated as the vessel goes out on missions


Research Vessel Sally Ride will investigate the workings within, upon and above Earth’s oceans to help solve some of the planet’s most pressing challenges. for an ever-changing experience. To highlight the work SIO scientists do when describing the ocean’s floor, the Birch Aquarium team has created an interactive exhibit involving a sandbox. “This exhibit is a box filled with real sand. Visitors will come and play with sand and create forms, and projected on it there’s a topographical map. As you change the contours of the sand, it will project that map on the contour. It’s continually updating,” Helling said. To top it off, a “Wall of Wonders” portrays ocean secrets long-stored in the SIO vaults. From unique ocean rocks, to a 4-foot glass sponge, a football-sized rolly polly relative and other wonders preserved in alcohol, the collection communicates the importance of deep sea expeditions. “These are specimens from the deep oceans that we would have no

way of knowing about if we didn’t have research vessels,” Zmarzly said. A bonus that’s not part of the exhibit itself is “A Crab’s Eye View: Micro-Expedition across a Coral Head,” which mixes living coral, bleached coral and a 3-D video to explain the importance of these animals to the future of our planet. Zmarzly said, “We tried to make this as immersive as possible so visitors understand the people who man a research vessel, the places they go to, the processes they use and their ultimate purpose — making a contribution to society at large. We’re trying to build the next generation of mariners willing to work on academic research vessels.” The researchers point out that in the era of climate change, this mission becomes more significant than ever. “Climate change, and


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La Jolla Open Aire Market turns 18 Harvest Festival planned for Sunday to celebrate BY ASHLEY MACKIN The La Jolla Open Aire Farmers Market celebrates coming into adulthood this week – with the 18th anniversary of its formation on Oct. 23 – and boy has it grown! Starting with 14 vendors to pay for a library and a librarian for La Jolla Elementary School (LJES) in 1998, the Market has since grown to more than 150 vendors. Proceeds pay for programming and personnel at La Jolla Elementary — to the tune of just over $200,000 a year. Held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the LJES campus at 1111 Marine St. (off Pearl and Genter streets) the market will mark its anniversary with a day full of seasonal festivities on Sunday. “We are going to host a free harvest festival celebration, including a variety of games and dancing for prizes and for fun. We’ll have a few stations for art projects as well. The field will be decorated with hay bales and pumpkins, so it will be an overall festive environment,” said PTA president Colleen Royal. “This year we celebrate the 18th anniversary, which makes us one of the longest running markets in San Diego.” She added the festival is intended to provide “an overall fun experience” to thank longtime and new patrons. The market has “grown a little bit every year” said founder Sherry Ahern, and has changed with the times. For example, early on, organizers established a website that culled data from the San Diego Farm Bureau to list what’s in season month to month. As agricultural practices evolved, so did the produce that became available. “When we first started, you could buy apricots and you could buy plums, now we have a farmer that breeds the two to make a pluot,” Ahern said. “And there are probably 10 varieties of pluots you could buy, from sour to sweet.” The Market also launched the “Farmer for a Day” program, through which children could assist farmers with unloading their trucks and interact with them to hear about what it takes to become a farmer — from crop selection to agricultural practices and more. “It’s a lot of work to be a farmer, and shoppers say their produce costs more at the Farmers Market, but this stuff is fresh and these


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BY ASHLEY MACKIN As one of San Diego Police Department’s first female patrol officers, Janet Chelberg-Burgess of San Carlos experienced a lot in the field, things most people don’t see in their lifetimes. But her biggest challenge to date is something frighteningly common that affects about one in every eight women: breast cancer. To mark breast cancer awareness month, Chelberg-Burgess completed her multi-phase treatment and is today, cancer free. She shared her story with La Jolla Light from the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center in La Jolla Oct. 6, minutes after completing her final radiation treatment. Reflecting on the tumultuous experience that began in February of this year, she recalled the dreaded moment her doctor said, “you have breast cancer,” and first feelings of shock that followed. “I know or have heard of so many people who have or have had cancer. Some people survive, some don’t. Then all of a sudden, it’s you. I thought, ‘Me? This is happening to me? It’s not supposed to be me, this happens to other people.’ ” Having had a mammogram the month before, she knew something was out of the ordinary when she needed to go back to the doctor’s for a biopsy. “After my doctor broke the news, she told me to go home and someone would call me the next day with scheduling treatment. I thought about how all the women I know that had breast cancer immediately had surgery, so I prepared for that,” Chelberg-Burgess said.


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Janet Chelberg-Burgess with her husband John, who she calls ‘My Rock.’ But Scripps had other plans. Rather than scheduling surgery, Scripps prescribed Chelberg-Burgess a chemotherapy treatment and a drug specific to her cancer. The HER-2 gene she carries can cause breast cancer cells to grow at an accelerated rate. The drug would block the HER-2 gene’s receptors from receiving growth signals, and shrink the tumor before any surgery to minimize the amount of healthy surrounding tissue that would need to be removed. “Doctors said this similar treatment was used on someone who had a tumor the size of a small orange, and it shrunk down to the size of a coin before the surgery,” she explained. “That sounded good to me.” After every scan possible to determine the cancer had not spread anywhere else, Chelberg-Burgess began chemotherapy treatment. “I had every side effect you could get, so Week One was awful,” she said.


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“Week Two was OK, and by Week Three you feel sort of normal – making lunch dates, calling people, etc. ... In my free time, I went to a wig shop and intended to look around, but I just cried. I was preemptively mourning the loss of my long blonde hair,” she said. A month later, her hair started to fall out, and she shaved her head in June. To keep herself positive and enjoying life, Chelberg-Burgess said she regularly boogie boarded at La Jolla Shores. “I love everything about boogie boarding, it’s just you and the wave and the water,” she said. “You can forget all of your worries when you’re out in the ocean. It really kept me going.” On July 22, her medical team was ready to surgically remove whatever was left of her 3-centimeter tumor. “When my surgeon (Pamela Kurtzhals) went in to remove the tumor, it had just melted away. It was just gone,” she said. “This is the best case scenario outcome and what they hope happens to

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women with my type of cancer, but it would not be the case for all types of cancer.” Following the surgery, her tissues and lymph nodes were checked and she was cancer free. Still, she continued to receive targeted rounds of radiation to minimize the chance of resurgence. “When I was declared cancer free, my friends asked me why I was still going in for radiation. Dr. Ray Lin told me the chance of recurrence, if you don’t, is up to 40 percent, so why wouldn’t you? Plus, after chemo, surgery and radiation are nothing,” she said. Of Chelberg-Burgess Dr. Lin said, “She’s a delightful patient to care for. She has a positive attitude and wonderful, generous spirit. She was cared for by our Scripps multimodality breast cancer team, including a medical oncologist, surgeon and radiation therapist. … Thankfully, she had an excellent response to therapy. She is now a breast cancer survivor!”

He added that Chelberg-Burgess’ healthy diet and her exercise plan contributed to her being receptive to treatment. “She tolerated treatments better than expected because she was fit and healthy to begin with.” Celebrating with her medical team, Chelberg-Burgess received her last radiation treatment Oct. 6 and smiled through sighs of relief. “I get a mammogram every January. Women should have a mammogram every year — not every three years, not every five years, every year. My tumor was found during my yearly mammogram and I’m sure glad I didn’t delay my screening,” she said. “I meet women that say they don’t go because it hurts, I tell them dying hurts! Chemo hurts! You have to take care of yourself and be an advocate for yourself. You have to go. Your life depends on it. You always think it is going to be someone else, but one day, it could be you.”


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Walden CEO sheds light on foster care at St. Germaine coffee FROM ST. GERMAINE REPORTS St. Germaine Children’s Charity (SGCC) members and guests hosted Walden Family Services CEO Teresa Stivers for a Coffee and Conversation Sept. 20 at a home in La Jolla. Stivers shared research on the impact of trauma on child development, and how findings have transformed policies and programs designed to end child abuse and neglect. She explained that the majority of children who enter foster care come from families struggling with substance abuse or mental illness. By intervening early and coaching parents on how to nurture their children, Walden is able to reunify children with their families and minimize the trauma children experience. Stivers also discussed how Walden social workers customize care for foster children with developmental delays and special health care needs so they can grow up in a family environment rather than in a hospital or group home. “We were told that a 6-year-old girl with severe disabilities who came into foster care was blind,” Stivers said. “We placed the little girl with a former nurse who discovered that she couldn’t see because she needed glasses. We got her glasses and also helped pay for a root canal not covered by Medi-Cal. The

nurse not only adopted the little girl, but is in the process of adopting two other children.” Stivers said such stories are common among private foster care and adoption agencies, because government funding no longer covers the full cost of providing care. In the past 10 years, Walden has increased outreach to individual donors and funders like SGCC so it can provide every child in care the support needed to thrive. Walden Family Services is one of 10 charities receiving funds from SGCC in 2016. “You realize how important fundraising is when you hear stories like this,” said SGCC President Wendy Neri. “What we do is important because it has a direct impact in the lives of the children in our community who need it most. We need to continue our support of wonderful agencies like Walden.” — SGCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 300 members committed to stopping child abuse and improving the lives of abused and neglected children in San Diego. Its annual fundraiser, The Silver Tea, is set for 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at an estate in La Jolla estate with an English Garden. For details, visit

THIS JUST IN 16th annual Taste of La Jolla slated for Monday, Oct. 24 The Foundation of La Jolla High School will host its 16th annual Taste of La Jolla, featuring signature dishes from more than 20 of La Jolla’s best restaurants, as well as premium items from local merchants. The event begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 with check-in at Chase Bank, 7777 Girard Ave. The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag containing gifts from local merchants. All participants get a wristband entitling them to stroll through the Village sampling cuisine from participating restaurants and enjoying street performances by LJHS students. The evening wraps up with an after-party at 8:30 p.m. at Lena Craft Mexican, upstairs at 909 Prospect St. Tickets are $50 at (click “Events” tab). Proceeds benefit La Jolla High School to provide programs and capital items not paid for by the San Diego Unified School District.

MCASD launches $75 million capital campaign to expand its La Jolla galleries On the occasion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)'s 75th anniversary, Oct. 18, MCASD directors Hugh M. Davies, Kathryn Kanjo, Board President Paul Jacobs and architect Annabelle Selldorf launched the 75th anniversary capital campaign to raise $75 million toward an expansion of the La Jolla facility, quadrupling the current gallery space. Led by a group of board members and major donors, the campaign is $2.2 million away from reaching a major challenge grant. Current gifts, including the challenge, total $56.7 million. Early supporters include Melissa and Michael Bartell, Mary and James Berglund, Barbara Bloom, Matt and Nancy Browar, Karen and Donald Cohn, The David C. Copley Foundation, Carolyn Farris,




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THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture Series Welcomes Katja Lamia, Ph.D. The Scripps Research Institute Presentation: The Fourth Dimension: Time is a Key Component in Biology Are you a morning person or a night owl? Do you experience jet lag when you travel? Why don’t new babies sleep through the night? And what does any of this have to do with increased risks of diabetes and cancer? Come learn about the fascinating world of circadian rhythms with Dr. Lamia!

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The La Jolla High School Thespian Troupe put on a night of entertainment for fellow students and families Oct. 7. The audience got to watch the show on stage with the performers while enjoying coffee and pastries. The acts included poetry readings, improv, comedy, singing, dancing and more — all performed by students in a café-like setting.

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Museum Art Day Saturday ■ The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a day of activities, including free admission, a panel discussion with museum leadership, a pop-up park in the parking lot with DJs and live music, food trucks, art-making stations, architectural tours on the hour, and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541.

The Athenaeum Presents ■ Drought & Deluge, a musical interpretation of California’s current drought and the impending deluge of precipitation, features local flutist Rachel Beetz, cellist Jennifer Bewerse, pianist Kyle Adam Blair and percussionist Dustin Donahue performing works by John Cage, Natacha Diels and Kaija Saariaho, and a world premiere by Michael Pisaro. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Tickets: $20-$25, $5 students. ■ A gallery walk-through with Tim Samuelson, curator of The Iannellis in California exhibit is set for 11 a.m.

A piece by artists Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli Saturday, Oct. 22. In connection with the multi-site exhibition on architect Irving Gill, the work of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli is presented in the Athenaeum Library’s North Reading Room through Nov. 5. The Iannellis exhibit is intended to give Gill fans a broader understanding of the community he was working within and the creative atmosphere of his time. ■ The chamber concert series opens 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 with Henschel Quartett and guest artists, cellist Lynn Harrell and violist Andrew Picken, performing the Brahms Sextet. Series continues 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 with Zwilich Septet with Calidore Quartet and Neave Trio. Series package: $228-$258. Individual concerts: $40-$45. ■ Linda Blair’s lecture series “World of Burgundian Art” concludes 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Her discussion subjects are Jan van Eyck, whose paintings are known for incorporation of religious symbols designed to connect the natural world and the spiritual world, and the Limbourg Brothers, who created manuscripts recording medieval life. Tickets: $14-$19.

■ The free Mini Concerts at Noon presents pianist Yuko Maruyama, Monday, Oct. 24. A native of Tokyo, Maruyama graduated from the University of Southern California with a master’s degree in Jazz Studies, where she was named the ‘Outstanding Graduate’ by the department. ■ The above events take place at 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

Church Happenings ■ All Hallows Church presents a community concert, “Can You Hear Me?” an oratorio style performance that explores “God’s call to humanity and our response illustrated through events in the lives of biblical characters and contemporary believers,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at 6602 La Jolla Scenic Drive South. Free. (858) 459-2975.

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Sunday, Oct. 23 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Performers include Andy Helgerson and Ray Mak on violin; cellist Cliff Thrasher; pianist Glenn Vanstrum and Penny Bridges on viola. Special guest pianist Erica Pool will play “Faure: Apres un reve” with Helgerson and Thrasher and “Ravel: Ma, mere l’Oye” with Vanstrum. Free. (858) 552-1657.

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Pianist Yuko Maruyama performs Oct. 24

‘Mrs. Bennet’s Sentiments’

■ La Jolla United Methodist Church invites young families to “Messy Church,” 5:30 p.m. every third Friday (next one is Oct. 21) at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Messy Church started in the United Kingdom and is a two-hour gathering that includes a dinner, activities and crafts done with the entire family. There’s also a 10-15 minute devotion and singing time directed toward the children, and parents are given suggestions on how to continue the conversation at home. Free. (858) 454-7108.

Pop Artist Visit As part of the “Peter Max – The Retrospective 1960-2016” exhibit at the Monarch/Arredon Contemporary Art gallery, a meet-the-artist reception will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7629 Girard Ave. The newly curated exhibit features Max’s colorful, pop culture-inspired paintings. Free, but RSVP

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Tea and Talk Fans of English novelist Jane Austen are in for a treat when La Jolla author Dori Salerno showcases selected readings from Austen “tribute,” “Mrs. Bennet’s Sentiments,” 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Professional actors will join Salerno in reading passages aloud. $20 admission includes High Tea with scones and sandwiches, literary presentation and a signed copy of Salerno’s book. (858) 459-5045.

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■ Join La Jolla Riford Library staff for a slightly spooky story time, followed by trick-or-treating around the library, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7555 Draper Ave. Costumes encouraged! The library will also host a Coloring Contest. Pick up a coloring sheet at the library, add your creativity, and then and drop it off by 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. The winner gets a pumpkin. (858) 552-1657. ■ The annual Bird Rock Halloween Window Painting, will run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, along La Jolla Boulevard. Participating businesses are volunteering their windows for little goblins to paint, and the finished works will be on display in the community until Halloween Night. ■ Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography presents its Haunted Aquarium, themed “Spooky Science!” 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at 2300 Expedition Way. Recommended for ages 2 and older, activities include scientists showcasing exciting projects, seaweed slime making, a costume contest, story time, creepy crafts and music. Guests can check out “Frankensquid,” a huge Humboldt squid; view tiny species under a 3-D microscope, observe spooky species such as sea spiders and critters that create their own glow-in-the-dark light. Pre-sale tickets $13.50-$18.50, at the door $20. (858) 534-7336.


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he National CHEERS Foundation held its fourth annual gala with the theme “La Dolce Vita,” Oct. 1 at the La Jolla Country Club. The event raised funds to support the organization’s mission of empowering women to live life with vitality, and free from the five primary health threats: heart disease, mental illness, cancer, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases.


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31 ways to use pumpkin


hether it feels like autumn or not, the calendar gremlins herald the season with the invasion of pumpkins. The mighty squash, which is 90 percent water and zero cholesterol, has a load of potassium to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, Vitamin C to boost the immune system, antioxidant-rich beta-carotene and Vitamin A linked to reducing risk factors for heart disease and certain cancers, along with sharpening eyesight and warding off pesky wrinkles. While the elliptical forest green kernels (seeds with cream-colored shells removed), aka pepitas, are packed with stress busting B’s, iron, copper, magnesium, and zinc, the latter making them powerful warriors against osteoporosis. Here are over 30 ways to get the best and most out of the short yet bountiful pumpkin season.

Bake or construct:

1. A pumpkin pecan pie with either a gingersnap, walnut meal or Oreo crust, topped with a dollop of whipped pumpkin cream; 2. A batch of pumpkin pepita biscotti with a scoop of pumpkin gelato;

3. A pan of pumpkin fudge for Trick or Treat night; 4. A loaf of pumpkin cranberry quick bread; 5. Pumpkin pecan scones; 6. A ramekin of pumpkin crème brulee ; 7. A pumpkin goat cheese log with caramelized apple chunks; 8. Pumpkin tiramisu with pumpkin spice liqueur; 9. Pumpkin rice pudding; 10. Oatmeal pumpkin cookies with golden raisins; 11. A Pumpkin Nutella mousse; 12. A casserole of pumpkin mac and cheese;

13. A cookie sheet of flavored pepitas. For sweet tooths sprinkle cinnamon, cardamom, brown sugar and ginger; savory taste buds use any combination of pink sea salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, rosemary and lemon zest or chili and lime juice. (See recipe).

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14. A pan of pumpkin lasagna; 15. A pumpkin vinaigrette dressing to enliven a green salad or use as a marinade for roasted vegetables, chicken, seafood or wild caught salmon; 16. A pot of hearty chili with chunks of roasted pumpkin; 17. Pumpkin fries with autumn-spiced ranch dipping sauce; 18. Creamy pumpkin risotto; 19. A ratatouille of assorted squashes; 20. A hot pumpkin soup served in pumpkin shell ramekins; 21. A pitcher of zippy pumpkin gazpacho; 22. A batch of creamy pepita butter;

Beautify or decorate with:

23. Pumpkin-scented candles or incense; 24. Whole decorated pumpkins spray-painted in metallic shades (gold, silver or bronze), or hot-glued with autumn ornaments as a table centerpiece; 25. A pumpkin-based face mask for a smooth, even, radiant complexion, and to prevent lines and age spots with its rich store of zinc, Vitamins A and E, and other antioxidants. Blend one cup of pumpkin puree with one tablespoon each of honey and avocado oil for dry skin types, or swap out the oil for apple cider vinegar for oily skin;

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Sweet and Spicy Pepitas ■ Ingredients: • 2 cups pepitas • 2 tablespoons melted ghee butter or olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt • 1 tablespoon brown sugar • 1/4 teaspoon each, your choice (cayenne pepper, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger powder, chili powder) ■ Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large glass mixing bowl, whisk together butter or oil with sugar and spices. Add pepitas, and toss, coating the kernels with the mixture. Spread pepitas on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden and crunchy. Store in airtight container. —

26. A hair mask to add luster and strength to dull, damaged locks and for a healthy scalp. Whisk together one cup of pumpkin puree with three tablespoons of coconut oil, and one tablespoon of avocado oil.

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27. A spiced pumpkin smoothie or eggnog; 28. An icy pitcher of pumpkin infused iced tea; 29. A heart-warming pumpkin latte; 30. A stein of pumpkin-flavored beer; 31. A spirited pumpkin Mojito, Martini or Cosmopolitan.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus opens 62nd season Oct. 29 FROM LJS&C REPORTS “Music from the Middle of Life” is the theme of the new La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) season, which runs Oct. 29-June 11, 2017. Music Director Steven Schick said he built the concerts around music that composers wrote at the rich midpoint of their careers. In many cases, these works acted as pivot points, leading to new arcs of musical development in their later years. Highlights of the six-concert subscription series include Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth symphonies, Verdi’s Requiem, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, and contemporary works by three female composers who offer diverse perspectives: Iranian-American Gity Razaz, Icelander Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Canadian Vivian Fung. Guest artists will include the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, violinist David Bowlin, UCSD’s Kallisti vocal ensemble, flutist Carlos Aguilar, winner of the LJS&C 2015 Young Artists Competition; and more. The new season also marks David Chase’s final year as the ensemble’s Choral Director. Chase will retire from LJS&C after conducting the finale June 10-11, 2017,

culminating a 43-year career. Concerts are performed in Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus. A free lecture is given by Schick an hour prior to concert times. La Jolla Symphony & Chorus was established in 1954. Its 90-person orchestra and 100-person chorus perform groundbreaking orchestral and choral music along with traditional favorites from the classical repertoire.

Opening concert programs:

■ The fourth annual, Young People’s Concert will feature musical excerpts from the opening concert weekend, 7-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28. Schick will conduct and provide commentary from the stage. Reserve a free ticket at by searching for “Young People’s Concert.” ■ Hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony contrast sharply with the steamy sensuality of Alexander Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, and in between Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Aeriality and Bryce Dessner’s Lachrymae, which sketch colorful accounts of newer musical landscapes, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Tickets are $29 general, $27 senior, $15 student at (858) 534-4637 or visit


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A delicious fruit that can be found growing wild


he prickly pear, in the Opuntia genus, is a group of cactus with many uses. It is native to this area, and throughout the Americas, where it grows wild along roadsides and on hillsides. It’s a great forage fruit for many animals and for us, too. Indian fig (Opuntia ficus-indica) is the most commonly eaten variety of prickly pear (there are dozens of Opuntia varieties).

Prickly pear makes an effective natural fence, growing in clumps and spreading quickly into a tangled sprawl. Flat, broad green pads grow in an asymmetrical pattern, with new pads budding off existing pads. The pads, or nopales, are featured in Mexican cuisine; they can also be found in the grocery store and have medicinal and purifying properties. The spines are razor

Two kinds of spines on a prickly pear: long spines and short glochids

A new pad budding off an existing one

sharp and cover the entire plant. Prickly pear has two types of spines, the first are long and easy to remove; the glochids, which are fine hairlike spines, are difficult to see and get easily embedded in the skin. Each pretty flower produces one fruit (or tuna), which may be orange or more commonly bright red when ripe. The fruit is also covered in spines and so picking them is tricky — I’ve used barbeque tongs to pull them from the plant. Preparing them for juice is time consuming, but worth the effort. Once the spines have been removed (washing the figs in a sink filled with cold water helps), the fruit can be cut in half or quarters, covered with water and cooked slowly in a pot. Once the skins, seeds and spines have been strained, the result is a bright red juice

that is unique in taste but a bit like raspberry with a twist. The juice may then be used for jelly or as a special drink mix (think Prickly Pear Margaritas) but should not be consumed in excess at full strength because it has cooling effects on the body. You can buy the cactus tunas in the store at an exorbitant price, but you may try picking them yourself! October is a good month for the fruit. Since prickly pear are resilient, cold tolerant and drought tolerant, they make excellent landscape plants – plus they have the added bonus of producing a unique and delicious fruit. — Kelly Stewart is a marine biologist with The Ocean Foundation and writes about the flora and fauna of La Jolla. She may be reached by e-mail:



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Luxury for the Environment Many people who are ready to build their luxury home are also concerned with the environmental impact their home, its construction and its operation, could potentially have. People understand the need for sustainability, especially in the growth economy of construction. And yet, there are concerns that an eco-friendly home may be austere, or have to be made from a concrete block and include edible soy mats for both window coverings and seating. Fortunately, “eco-friendly” and “luxury” are not the mutually-exclusive concepts they

once were. In fact, many of the elements that are favored in modern luxury home construction and design are actually the best at reducing the home’s overall carbon footprint.Get LEED. How do you make sure that your home is eco-friendly? The easiest way is to look into LEED Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it’s a certification from the U.S. Green Building Council that your home is certifiably green. To start the process of registering your home, you can visit the LEED guidelines on their website There are minimum requirements that must be met, including fixture on a permanent location, be a complete dwelling as defined by building codes, be certified in whole, and comply with project size requirements. Hundreds of thousands of homes already have LEED Certification, and the number is expected to keep growing.Sustainable and Local Luxury. This is the “back to basics”

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be rated as low or non-toxic with minimal chemical emissions, can be maintained and cleaned with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and are moisture resistant. Literally, Green Materials. You can actually make your roof a garden. The Vikings gave us turf houses, but thanks to 1970s Germany, we have the concept of a modern green roof, in which a garden is grown onto the roof of the home, using waterproofing sheets, root barriers, drainage and irrigation systems, and soil or other growing substances. Not only are these gardens pretty, they provide greater and more efficient natural cooling as well as habitats for animals, including migrating birds and butterflies. And you don’t have to go back to the grocery store when you forget to buy salad. Column continued at

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-024199 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Meric Spearfishing Located at: 605 B Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 605 B Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Providence MGT, LLC., 1514 Hunsaker St., Oceanside, CA 92054, California. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/13/2016. Joshua Fleming, President. LJ2234. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025415 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Malk Partners Located at: 5518 Candelight Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 800 Silverado Street, 2nd Floor, La Jolla, CA 92037 Registered Owners Name(s): a. Malk Sustainability Partners, LLC, 5518 Candelight Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037, California. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/28/2016. Andrew Malk, Manager of Malk Sustainability Partners, LLC. LJ2244. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026353 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Let Your Light Shine Seminars b. OhYeah Nation c. Oh Yeah Clothing d. Positive Promo Models Located at: 315 Playa Del Sur, Unit E, La Jolla, CA 92037, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Daniel Prok, 315 Playa Del Sur, Unit E, La Jolla, CA 92037. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 10/07/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/07/2016. Daniel Prok. LJ2245. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026317 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Analytech Services Located at: 3952 D Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 3952 D Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste. 193, San Diego, CA 92117. Registered Owners Name(s): a. David Stouffer, 4916 Sunline Ave., San Diego, CA 92117. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/07/2016. David Stouffer. LJ2246. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026791 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Life Infusion Located at: 8677 Villa La Jolla Dr., #325, La Jolla, CA 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 3187 Morning Way, La Jolla, CA 92037. Registered Owners Name(s): a. GeneGauge Labs LLC, 8677 Villa La Jolla Dr., #325, La Jolla, CA 92037, California. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/13/2016. Kestutis Rasimavicius, CEO. LJ2250. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025515 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Oh Lovely Wedding Located at: 4135 Georgia St., San Diego, CA 92103, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Amanda Doublin, 4135 Georgia St., San Diego, CA 92103. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/28/2016. Amanda Doublin. LJ2249. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025720 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Weiyi IT Consulting Located at: 4345 Nobel Dr., #131, San Diego, CA 92122, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Weiyi Song, 4345 Nobel Dr., #131, San Diego, CA 92122. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of busiTh

by: an Individual. The first day of busi ness was 09/30/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/30/2016. Weiyi Song. LJ2240. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso Al Demandado): KATHERINE MASEL YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo esta demandando el demandante): LAW OFFICES OF BEATRICE L. SNIDER, APC CASE NUMBER: (Numero del Caso): 37-2016-00017598-CU-BC-CTL NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will


served on the plainti phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www., your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www., the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www., or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The courts lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decider en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesza por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es possible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumpilmiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales Es recommendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, pueda llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un

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tener servicios legales g programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www., en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en cantacto con la corte o el colegio de abagados locales. AVISO: por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de dericho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT of CALIFORNIA 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff without attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): JOHN L. ROMAKER, ESQ. LAW OFFICES OF BEATRICE L. SNIDER, APC 9663 Tierra Grande, Suite 301 San Diego, CA. 92126 858-566-6650 DATE (fecha): MAY 26, 2016 Clerk, by(Secretario), C. Goodman, Deputy LJ2232. 9/29/16, 10/6/16, 10/13/16, 10/20/16.

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 PETITION OF: WOLF ELIJAH GEANEY for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00031543-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Petitioner(S): WOLF ELIJAH GEANEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name : WOLF ELIJAH GEANEY to Proposed Name: WOLF ELIJAH TAITANO 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 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: 11/04/2016 Time: 8:30 am Dept: 46 The address of the court is: 220 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: La Jolla Light Date: 09/13/2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court LJ2235. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016.

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Spiders don’t have good eyesight.


Spider Season: Tips for preventing infestations


all is spider season, and by now, you’ve probably had your first creepy crawly sighting. We’re hoping that’s all it was and that these spooky eight-legged unwanted guests haven’t already moved into your home to keep warm this season. It’s not too late to prevent a spider infestation, and doing so doesn’t have to mean exposing your household to dangerous toxins. Kari Warberg Block, pest prevention expert and founder of Stay Away natural pest prevention products, offers a few tips to keep spiders out naturally without using pesticides. 1. Spiders don’t have good eyesight, so they rely on vibrations they feel in their web to detect an insect that could be their next meal. Turn music on in an area where you’ve spotted spiders and the vibrations will interfere with their ability to pick the perfect time to feast. They’ll quickly leave in search of a quieter spot. 2. Shine a bright light on spiders. Spiders would prefer to be left alone. That’s why they hang out in dark places. Notice an area of your home where spiders are weaving their webs? Leave the lights on and they’ll be looking for a new hideaway. 3. Remove spider webs. To make your home less attractive to spiders, wash old webs off outside areas with a garden hose — particularly under roof eaves. To prevent spiders from spinning new ones, use a spray made of half a cup of water, half a cup of vinegar, two tablespoons of liquid dish soap and 20 drops of thyme oil. The scented mixture prevents them from attaching their silk to sprayed surfaces. 4. Block their entryways. Get out a magnifying glass and look for tiny cracks in your home. Seal any openings you find with caulk, screening or weather stripping. Spiders will be on their way to a more inviting household. 5. Nuts drive spiders nuts. Place a few chestnuts on window sills and along baseboards. The scent repels them. One whiff and they’ll be looking for a new place to weave their webs. (Avoid leaving horse chestnuts around the house. They can be toxic to humans if eaten raw.) 6. Invest in a natural spider repellent, like Stay Away Spiders. Made with Citronella, lemongrass and rosemary, it disrupts a spider’s sophisticated senses, keeping them out of treated areas with a scent pleasant to people, but offensive to spiders. Use one pouch anywhere webs or spiders are noticed, such as basements, closets and attics, increasing the number of pouches until desired results are obtained.

Nuts drive spiders nuts. Place a few chestnuts on window sills and along baseboards. The scent repels them.



Realtor George Bandak earns Platinum award for sales

FROM BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES REPORTS George Bandak, who recently joined the La Jolla office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties as a Realtor-Broker Associate, has earned the Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for 2015. The designation is reserved for agents who rank at the top 1 percent for sales production in a given year, out of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ national network of 42,000 sales associates. “George brought his extensive negotiating skills to real estate after a long and successful career in aerospace and high tech,” said Nicki Marcellino, regional vice president and branch manager. “As a program manager in Silicon Valley, George negotiated $150 million projects with subcontractors. That experience serves him well when negotiating on behalf of his clients. He knows how to achieve their goals, and provides productive solutions for all parties involved in any transaction.” Bandak, who speaks Spanish and Arabic, continued to enhance his negotiation skills to further benefit his clients by attending the extensive Dale Carnegie Training. He prides himself on responding to their needs quickly in person, by phone, text, and e-mails, even on holidays. A huge fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, he likes to hike Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Cowles Mountain in San Diego three to four times a week. Bandak can be contacted at (619) 589-8600,, and 1299 Prospect St. or visit George Bandak


6170 Inspiration Way, La Jolla

• Vintage, Views and Vision! • Amazing opportunity to own on one of La Jolla’s “streets of dreams”

4916 Everts

3 bedroom 1 optional / 2 bathrooms Charming Coastal Cottage

• Rare find in the coveted Muirlands neighborhood • Vintage charm • Ocean views, both West and South

Nestled in the heart of North PB, this adorable home is ideally located just 5 blocks from the beach and even less to local boutique shops and eateries. The size of the home is deceiving from the curbside, there are 3 spacious bedrooms, two nicely updated bathrooms, a den, office, family room, living room, and a newer kitchen that opens up to the dining area. This traditional home features hardwood floors throughout, stone counters, beautiful cabinets and an abundance of natural light. The master retreat offers privacy with French doors leading to the tastefully designed outdoor living space. The private backyard is equipped with a pool and spa which delivers a supreme setting to entertain or simply enjoy the endless summers of San Diego.

• Peaceful quiet cul-de-sac • Mostly level 1/3 Acre lot • Large open living areas overlook beautiful gardens, foliage and the blue Pacific • Surrounded by lovely estate homes • Bring your imagination and be Inspired to transform this functional home into your own exquisite masterpiece!

C onnecting people, pr operty & possibility! RACHAEL KAISER 619.302.2363 CalBRE#: 01884530


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Peggy Chodorow

Eric Chodorow

OPEN SAT/SUN 1-4 • 1555 SOLEDAD ROAD $3,090,000 • 5322 CALUMET AVENUE $7,900,000 EDCountry Club Heights C DU E R Taliesen Estate

Designed by noted La Jolla architect Fred Liebhardt in 1950, this home is a wonderful example of Frank Lloyd Wright mid-century modern architecture. The home is available for $3,250,000 and six additional vacant lots are offered for $5,620,000.Tremendous opportunity for owner occupant or developer. $8,870,000

The Lotus House



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Directly on the ocean bluff with spectacular panoramic oceans views including Pt. Loma, this unparalleled single level 4BD/5BA home with 80 feet of ocean frontage, has a huge patio along the entire ocean front side of the house ideal for entertaining, morning coffee or sunset wine. $7,900,000




Designed by noted “organic” architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, this 300 degree ocean view home sits on a .9 acre site perched on the edge of Pottery Canyon. The structure lays out in a sprawling flower shape resembling a blooming lotus flower and features walls of glass, moulded concrete, and curved laminated engineered wood beams. $3,688,000

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Mediterranean Country Club Estate

Mediterranean villa with breathtaking ocean views, finished in 2002 but with Old World appeal. This 4BR/4.5BA home is characterized by architectural ceiling details, a massive wine cellar, many view balconies and an elevator. $3,090,000

7780 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA BRE #00992609 | BRE #00409245

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