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VOL. 105, ISSUE 48 • DECEMBER 1, 2016


It’s Nine Decades for La Valencia Hotel Story of a 90-year-old ‘Pink Lady’ and the Village who loves her

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BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN ec. 15 marks 90 years since La Valencia hotel first opened its doors on Prospect Street in La Jolla, and like any relationship that has lasted so long — especially any love story — it’s had its ups and downs. The Pink Lady will celebrate its 90th birthday by inviting the community to a Roaring Twenties Gala that will see its 9,000-square-feet of public and dining spaces transformed into a Gatsby-style mansion. With Prohibition cocktails, Jazz-age entertainment, flappers and a dance hall, the Lady V promises it can still party at 90 years old. Tickets are $290 per person. Proceeds from the event, which starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, will go to the La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS), because as the hotel’s managing director Mark Dibella explained, “As we were putting together our party, which really has been a yearlong celebration, we wanted to make sure the community benefits. The Historical Society made so much sense because we go neck-and-neck — we built history in La Jolla, they build history in La Jolla — it’s a great partnership.” SEE LA VALENCIA, A4


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Although many locals believe La Valencia hotel’s nickname ‘Pink Lady’ originates from the color of its stucco, the first lady in pink was this 1928 tile portrait of a Spanish maiden in traditional dress by Ernest Batcheler, which has lived at the complex for almost 90 years.

Parks & Beaches NEW BUSINESS ROUNDUP hears changes to Wheat and Water opens in Bird Rock Cove Pavilion plan BY ASHLEY MACKIN Plans for the new Cove Pavilion restroom facility at Scripps Park, now in the City’s hands, have not changed much since several community reviews took place in 2014. But changes that have already been identified were discussed at the Nov. 28 La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) advisory group meeting at La Jolla Rec Center. City project managers and architects from Mosher Drew presented the schematic designs, which are considered 30 percent complete, and will report again at future LJP&B meetings as updates are available. Although project managers would like to begin construction at some point in 2018, a formal timeline or SEE COVE PAVILION, A6


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BY ASHLEY MACKIN As the sign hanging above its restaurant at 5737 La Jolla Blvd. suggests, Wheat and Water is finally open. After three years of planning and construction, the pizzeria run by La Jolla native Ted Cochrane and business partner Doug Ritz, began welcoming customers in early November. “My vision for the place was always to be a community hub … and we have a menu of pizza and shared plates that reflects the concept of sharing. We wanted a place where people could order a couple things and share everything,” Cochrane said. SEE NEW BUSINESSES, A16


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Meet Tresha Souza of So Others May Eat

Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your 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.

BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN f there was one word to define Tresha Souza, that would be “true.” She’s as authentic as can be. She said her strong Catholic faith and a vocation to help others led her to establish the non-profit So Others May Eat, which serves biweekly community dinners to those in need at Mary, Star of the Sea church on Girard Avenue in the Village. Tresha is married and has four children: ages 28, 24, 23 and 17. The whole family lives together in their Muirlands home.


Where are you from?

“I’m from San Diego, born and raised. I grew up in Clairemont. My mother is from El Paso, Texas, and my

father is from San Diego.”

Where did you study?

“I went to Cathedral Catholic High School, and when I was 18, I had just graduated and was going to go off to college, when I met my husband. We got married a year-and-a-half later and became a family.”

Were you a stay-at-home mom?

“After I had my first daughter, I stayed at home for two years. The whole stay-at-home constantly, that was a lot for me. So I went to work part-time for the California Bureau of Investigations, and I worked there for 17 years. For me it was a break from something that a lot of people enjoy, and I enjoyed it, too, but I also wanted to have my own time and space. I left my job when my mother was diagnosed with cancer, so I could spend more time with her.”

Please describe your upbringing.

I grew up in the typical Hispanic household. Everything was about family, there were no sleepovers with friends or

Tresha Souza at home in the Muirlands on her pool deck. anything like that. It wasn’t just (my immediate family), it was my uncles and aunts and cousins. I remember even having dance parties at my grandparents’ place, but it was just us, we put music on and start dancing in the living room. That was our socialization. It was like Christmas ... Christmas was about family, it wasn’t about the gifts ... it was about food and being with family.

Do you speak Spanish?

“I do not speak it, but I understand it, because it’s what my grandparents spoke. Back then, you got called names for being Mexican or Spanish, and my mother didn’t want us to grow up being discriminated against. For example, kids at school would call us beaners, because


we ate beans, but we never really knew what it was about. My mom instilled in me a lot of strength, and how opinionated I am — a lot — (laughs) but she gave me a lot of strength, because we were never victims, we were never allowed to come home crying, we took care of our business and that was it.”

Did you try to replicate that family orientation in your own home?

“My husband is Portuguese, his grandfather, who came from Madeira (Portugal), was one of the pioneers of Point Loma’s tuna fishing fleet. But his family was very small, they didn’t have extended family, so he wasn’t used to SEE TRESHA SOUZA, A27

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La Valencia hotel in 1945 FROM LA VALENCIA, A1 During its almost century of hospitality, wherein La Valencia has witnessed La Jolla grow from a sleepy village to a vibrant community, residents have loved the hotel with all their hearts, though at times they’ve also fought its changes and expansions with everything they had. Dibella, who took over management five years ago, made some updates and faced controversy. “This is a community that is challenged by change,” he said, “and if you really do know La Valencia, it has changed constantly, I think for the good of the community and sometimes in spite of it, and I say that respectfully. If it hadn’t changed the generations that followed wouldn’t have been and wouldn’t still be so in love with the La Valencia they know.”

The 1920s

The year was 1926 when La Valencia hotel

La Valencia managing director Mark Dibella

received its first guests. For two years it went by the name “Los Apartamentos de Sevilla” (The Apartments of Seville), and the original Spanish style building — which is only a part of the conglomerate that the La Valencia is today — was supposed to resemble a traditional southern Spanish home. With its tile work, pointed arches and original steel gate, today it resembles the typical patio home of the European country in certain details, but because so much was added to it over the years, that influence has been diluted. What has stayed untouched is a tile work from 1928 by Ernest Batcheler, an American artist of Dutch descent, which portrays a Spanish lady wearing a pink traditional Sevilla dress with frills, a shawl with fringe and a headpiece known as “mantilla.” Dibella explained that most locals believe the hotel’s nickname “Pink Lady” comes from the color of its stucco, but the true origin is the tile piece. “(The hotel) was

The Cafe La Rue murals were painted at the same time as The Whaling Bar mural by artist Willing Howard, who resided at the hotel. painted pink in the late 1950s, when the owners took a couple of vacations that year; they went to Hawaii and they stayed at a famous pink hotel in Waikiki.” That same year, the hotel built its landmark tower and was rebranded “La Valencia.” Until then, it only accommodated long-term guests in luxury apartments, and by expanding the space, the owners hoped to host overnight guests. “The late 1920s is when the property started to get name recognition … and the owners thought that La Valencia marketed better,” Dibella continued.

The 1940s

During World War II, the La Valencia tower was used as an observation post. “From 1943-and-a-half to 1945-and-a-half, the U.S. Military used a few key spots along the coast, including the tower of La Valencia, as lookouts to keep an eye on the Japanese. They never sighted any, but it was one of

four key (watch) spots along the San Diego coastline,” he said. The late 1940s and ’50s is when the hotel experienced its biggest physical changes, Dibella said, while positioning itself for more overnight space. The three floors below the lobby were developed, the pool was built with a gym and a sauna. In 1956, La Valencia purchased the Irving Gill-designed Cabrillo Hotel next door that was built in 1908. “That was its biggest evolution so far,” Dibella said.

The 1960s

In the 1960s, the hotel developed its eateries. “La Jolla didn’t have that many restaurants, so it got to a point by the early ’60s that there were five restaurants in the hotel,” Dibella said.

The 1980s and 1990s

In 1986, La Valencia embarked on another big expansion. This one incensed the community and didn’t materialize until the


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The iconic pool in front of the Pacific Ocean at La Valencia hotel in La Jolla. year 2000. Despite a report denying any traffic or environmental negative consequences of the proposed construction of more than 30 new rooms (known today as the Villas), the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) rejected the plans in 1987, due to parking and size concerns. Hotel leadership found a loophole through the area’s Planned District Ordinance (PDO). As a historic site, the hotel was not subject to community regulation if there was an “economic imperative” for the reform. The hoteliers argued that expansion and remodel was needed to keep up with nearby accommodations, such as the La Jolla Marriot. But that wasn’t enough, and after more than 10 years, the La Jolla Town Council voted again to appeal the still-in-the-works plans during a meeting March 12, 1998. (Fun fact: In that same meeting, two trustees were elected for the community advisory board whose names may ring a bell: outgoing City


One of the 53 different types of tile works on the premises

This 1928 tile work portrays a classical scene of Poseidon, and was done by the same artist who made the ‘Pink Lady,’ Ernest Batcheler.

Council President Sherri Lightner and Congressmember Scott Peters.) “They got past all that and developed the Villa complex and a much larger swimming pool, which is one of our signatures from a hospitality standpoint,” said Dibella. “It took 12 years for that to get through, which isn’t atypical of any major project in La Jolla.”

The 2000s

In 2011, the Collins family, which owned the hotel for 80 years, sold the complex to Pacifica Companies and Dibella took over as managing director. Since then, a few more changes have stirred up La Jollans, the most contentious was the closing of The Whaling Bar. The Whaling Bar and Café La Rue opened on the Prospect Street façade of the hotel in the 1940s, and became a town-favorite. Playhouse co-founder Gregory Peck was known to host parties at the enclave, along other regulars such as mystery writer


Tile works scattered throughout the hotel contribute to La Valencia’s ‘Spanish’ style.

Raymond Chandler and the beloved Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss). “At the time we purchased the hotel from the Collins family, it was not successful from a business standpoint. It lost money for a number of years, and one part of that was due to The Whaling Bar,” Dibella said. “It was a hard decision for us to make on what do to with it, but we decided that its era was gone; the bar had become a novelty place to go once a year on your birthday or your anniversary.” The hoteliers eventually demolished the wall that separated The Whaling Bar from Café la Rue and united both under the café’s name, opening it to greater street view and adding sidewalk seating. “We really wanted to reattach the hotel to the Village,” Dibella added. The mural that gave name to The Whaling Bar, a depiction of a whale hunt that was painted on the wall, is stored somewhere in the hotel vaults, and Dibella plans to

unearth it and showcase it in the next Board Room remodel. Other plans include building a spa on the property that belongs to the hotel on the other side of the staircase that runs from Prospect Street to La Jolla Cove. The service, which will include use of the pool and the saltwater spa, will be open to the public. When explaining his plans, Dibella can’t hide his excitement. “That’s when I get to change the name of the hotel again … to La Valencia Hotel & Spa,” he laughed. “Truly, the hotel keeps getting better and better. There will be some changes, but without change you can’t remain relevant to future hospitality and local guests. In 90 years of history, the hotel has had a total of eight managing directors, and I’m the eighth, which is quite an honor.” ■ IF YOU GO: Tickets to the Roaring Twenties gala are $290 each at (858) 454-0771 or

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FROM COVE PAVILION, A1 pricetag could not be provided. LJP&B member Judy Adams Halter introduced the idea to replace The Cove restroom facility in early 2014, and started raising private funds so it could be carried out as a public-private partnership. Soon after, Halter and a sub-committee contracted architects Safdie Rabines to draft concept designs. In November 2014, the San Diego Regional Park Improvement Fund committee voted to fund the entire construction process, and dedicated at least $1.5 million for the pavilion, with the possibility of more funding coming from grants. Several community meetings were then held to gather community input for the facility, which Safdie Rabines incorporated into their design. Once completed, plans were handed over to the City for implementation. “After you all met with Safdie Rabines and came up with all your needs and desires that led to the conceptual design … the City hired Mosher Drew to handle the schematic designs and then construction. We’ve met with Safdie Rabines to make sure all the concepts are understood and we are capturing everything,” explained City Project Manager Elizabeth Schroth-Nichols. “We just completed the 30 percent design submittal, so … we’re going to take that submittal to the City’s Development Services Department to start the environmental review process and see what’s needed for this project environmentally and permit-wise, and that will dictate what else is needed for the project.” Based on input from the City’s Department of Park & Rec, changes to the design include the facility’s orientation in the park, the amount of space dedicated to trash facilities, the removal and replacement of some of the surrounding trees, materials that would be used and aesthetic elements. Mosher Drew architect Bill Magnuson said, “We’ve rotated the facility slightly to assist views from the park and from Coast Boulevard. Before, you would look right into the main toilet area, the rotation minimizes that. Police can still see it for security reasons, but it is not the main view.” Additionally, it was determined that more space would be needed for dumpsters and other trash facilities, so the


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City Project Manager Elizabeth Schroth-Nichols stands next to a rendering of the proposed new Cove Pavilion restroom facility for Scripps Park. No pricetag or timeline is available for the project, but managers hope to begin work on the facility in 2018. amount of square footage given to the trash corral increased, and taken from an attached storage facility. It was also decided that to address an issue with existing trees around the facility, some would be removed and replaced. Schroth-Nichols said issues with the trees that made them undesirable to preserve and prompted the decision to replace them include roots that are uplifting the pavement, and an irritant to people’s skin that falls from some trees. “When it comes to demolishing the existing structure and rebuilding the new one, a substantial amount of work would have to be done to preserve the trees that are there, and it’s questionable whether they would survive the construction,” she said. “The idea is to replace them with trees that will grow and mature beautifully. That’s the direction we’ve received from Park & Rec.” The design for the roof has not changed, and will still be a sloped “butterfly roof” that would preserve views and assist with rainwater collection, but the color of the roof materials has not been finalized.

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“We’ve selected translucent plastic panels so it has a trellis-like feel to it, but is weather protected,” Magnuson said. The plastic panels are projected to withstand the sea air, but have yet to be used on an ocean-side facility. “We haven’t used it close to the ocean, but we’ve used it on a lot of places,” he said. The panels are not reflective, so there would not be glare to surrounding residences, but he said they have “a little bit of sheen through it.” The current roofline is lower than the existing facility, and would not exceed 14 feet. Cable rail would also be installed between the wall and the roof to keep large birds out. For the facility itself, a sandstone color is proposed for the upper portion, but project managers are looking for a darker-toned concrete in the “abuse zone,” where people run their bikes into it and so on, as well as some texture, possibly a blue wave design across the bottom. A graffiti-resistant coating would be applied to keep spray paint from sticking to the walls. The toilet rooms are individual gender-neutral stalls, and there are larger toilet rooms that are ADA-compliant, along with ADA-accessible shower and changing rooms that could also be used by families with small children. There are also 10 outdoor showers, with six up high and four that are lower. Project managers have not determined which, if any, additional measures would be taken to ensure smooth plumbing, to avoid the back-up issues that caused the nearby Children’s Pool Lifeguard Tower restrooms to be closed almost immediately after they opened to the public in June. City project manager George Freiha said, “We haven’t reached that stage of planning yet, but we are using the current Park & Rec guidelines for comfort stations (restroom facilities). We will try to look for a different approach, maybe making bigger pipes. ... We’ve reached out to plumbers with experience on this to see what we can learn from them. But we’re going to look into that further.” Freiha and other presenters agreed to return to future LJP&B meetings to provide updates. LJP&B will not convene in December, so the next meeting will be 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.


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CRIME AND PUBLIC-SAFETY NEWS Scambusters issues watch list detailing holiday scams Used by San Diego Police Officers, has posted its list of common holiday scams and how to avoid them. This week, La Jolla Light presents the top three — Internet, charity-related and mall scams. Community Relations Police Officer Larry Hesselgesser said he would post the complete list on the La Jolla pages of the neighborhood-based social networking site Next week, La Jolla Light will publish four more scams to note. See the complete list at:

1. Internet Holiday Scams

• The big idea: By far the fastest-growing online holiday scam is the setting up of bogus websites offering just about everything you could want for Christmas, especially those hard-to-find gifts, at fantastic bargain prices. Scammers will not only take your money for something they won’t send you, but they could also use your credit card details to buy other stuff for themselves and use your personal details for identity theft. • How to avoid it: Don’t trust a site or name you don’t know, check them out (by Googling them). Don’t fall for prices that are too good to be true, they usually are. Use a one-time card number available from some credit card companies to protect your financial details.

• Also watch out for: Phony ads on auction sites; eGreetings card links that take you to a bogus site or download malware onto your computer; overpriced items or flashy illustrations that lead you to think they’re higher quality or better products than they really are; counterfeit designer label products.

2. Charity-related Holiday Scams

• The big idea: Holidays are just the best time for scammers to tug on heartstrings. The most likely place you’ll encounter them is when they rattle a collection box in front of you while you do your shopping or at your front door. They may use all kinds of props to fool you, wearing seasonal costumes, familiar uniforms, wearing badges or carrying some other kind of bogus authorization. Often too, scammers use kids to convince you they’re genuine. • How to avoid it: If you don’t have time to check out how genuine the collector is, simply don’t give. If you want to help them, find the charity name and donate directly. Look for Salvation Army and other collectors actually inside stores – they’re a safer bet. • Also watch out for: Telephone solicitations (for which there is no way to know the caller is who they say they are, and so it’s advised you never give them your credit card number) and sellers at your doorstep who show you a charity catalog, take your money and never come back.

3. Holiday Mall Scams

• The big idea: Crowds mean rich rewards for pickpockets. If they steal your wallet,

they’ll have not only your money, but also Nov. 18 your credit cards and personal information that ■ Fraud, 7500 block Eads Avenue, 9 a.m. could lead to identify theft. With a quick bump ■ Vehicle break-in, 1600 block or, more often these days, a distraction from an Caminito Barlovento, 10 p.m. accomplice, thieves can remove your wallet Nov. 20 from your pocket or purse in seconds. They can ■ Residential burglary, 600 block take any accessible gift from your shopping Bonair Way, 11 p.m. bags, too. Nov. 21 • How to avoid it: Keep your wallet inside a ■ Vehicle break-in, 1800 block closed purse or in a pocket with your hand on Caminito Quintero, 1 a.m. it. Leave non-essential identifying information ■ Residential burglary, 7300 block and spare credit cards at home. Return Caminito Bassano West, 10:20 a.m. frequently with gifts to your car and lock them ■ Possession of controlled substance out of sight in the trunk. If someone calls for paraphernalia, 700 block Tourmaline your attention, protect your possessions first. Street, 6:49 p.m. • Also watch out for: Charity collectors as Nov. 22 mentioned above; people hovering around you ■ Vehicle break-in, 1000 block Prospect as you pay; temporary stores or booths whose Street, 7:45 a.m. operators may disappear after Christmas, ■ Fraud, 7900 block Ivanhoe Avenue, leaving you unable to return goods; offers of 1:30 p.m. “cheap” items from someone who approaches ■ Vehicle break-in, 6400 block La Jolla you in the parking lot. Boulevard, 10:45 p.m. Nov. 25 ■ Theft, tamper with automobile, 6200 block Cardeno Drive, 3 a.m. Nov. 3 ■ Vehicle break-in, 300 block Prospect ■ Vehicle theft, 8300 block Camino Del Street, 4:30 p.m. Oro, 3:36 p.m. ■ Residential burglary, 1000 block Nov. 12 Loring Street, 5:45 p.m. ■ Vandalism ($400 or more), 6800 block La Nov. 27 Jolla Boulevard, 2:20 a.m. ■ Residential burglary, 1300 block ■ Vehicle theft, 5800 block Soledad Rodeo Drive, 5:55 a.m. Mountain Road, 7 a.m. ■ Disorderly conduct (alcohol), 7600 Nov. 14 bloc Ivanhoe East Avenue, 10:12 a.m. ■ Fraud, 5700 block Santa Fe Street, 12 p.m. ■ Commercial burglary, 1200 block Nov. 15 Coast Boulevard, 5:30 p.m. ■ Vehicle theft, Fay Avenue at Silverado — To report a non-emergency crime: Call the Street, 3 p.m. San Diego Police at (619) 531-2000.

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High Avenue green zone extension approved

BY ASHLEY MACKIN In its third appearance at a La Jolla Traffic & Transportation advisory group (LJT&T) meeting, a green zone extension on High Avenue near the corner of Torrey Pines Road was approved. Requested by veterinarian John Morizi, who owns Pet Health Center of La Jolla at 1135 High St., the green zone extension would add two, 30-minute spaces to a segment of street that already has two, 30-minute spaces for customer parking. LJT&T’s recommendation goes to the La Jolla Community Planning Association for ratification. In Morizi’s first two presentations, there was not enough input from neighbors for the board to confidently vote on the request, so Morizi petitioned neighbors and presented his findings at the Nov. 16 meeting at the Rec Center. “I went through the neighborhood, including to the owner of my building, and to the four houses on High Avenue, around the corner to houses on Torrey Pines Road, and to some on Virginia Way,” he said. “I got approval from almost everyone I talked to; some were enthusiastic about it and others were OK with it because they knew it would help me a lot.” Morizi previously told LJT&T that having additional limited-time parking spaces would “make or break” his business, because much of the surround parking is limitless and taken up by employees of other businesses throughout the day, leaving little for his customers who only need to drop off or pick up their pets. He added that the two existing


La Jolla Traffic & Transportation advisory board chair Dave Abrams speaks to the audience while member Tom Brady reviews a petition for a green zone extension on High Avenue. 30-minute spaces are always in use and two more would help his clients, as well as the customers of other surrounding businesses. “It’s hard to find a space anywhere in that area after 8:30 a.m., but I think the impact to residents will be minimal,” he said. Disagreeing, nearby resident Terry Golden was in attendance. “We have a terrible impacted parking problem for lots of reasons and taking anything out of the parking pool is the wrong thing to do. Virginia Way is totally residential and if you park on the street and then take your car to run an errand, it’s impossible to find a space again when you get home,” he said. “We just did a remodel of our landscaping and added an off-street parking place for that reason. Most people don’t have that option.” Golden and another resident said by 6:30 p.m., about 50 percent of the spaces are open, confirming the theory that much of the parking is used by area employees.

The layout along High Avenue from Torrey Pines Road is two, 30-minute spaces, two unlimited spaces and then an alley, which LJT&T member John Kassar said could serve a visual delineation between the retail and residential zone. There are no other green zones in the area, and some other businesses have specified parking for their customers, such as the nearby Starbucks coffee shop. A motion to approve the conversion of the two parking spaces immediately adjacent the two existing 30-minute spaces passed, 5-1.

In other LJT&T news: ■ La Jolla Half Marathon gets green light: Having made route adjustments to accommodate construction in La Jolla Shores and The Village, La Jolla Half Marathon will return to its original route for the April 23, 2017 race. “I’ve been in touch with the City about

construction projects … and it’s our impression that we will be able to go back to our original route for the next race,” said applicant Leisha Lamp, who was on hand to request support for the street closures required for the event. The half marathon starts at the Del Mar Racetrack and ends at Scripps Park, and the 5K starts in La Jolla Shores and ends at Scripps Park. “We try to work with the kayak companies in La Jolla Shores, so if there is a street we are impacting, they know to launch from another one,” Lamp said. To avoid current Shores construction, she said the route involves turning before the work on Avenida de la Playa. Businesses will be notified via door hangers, notices and phone calls. A motion to support passed unanimously and the La Jolla Half Marathon was also discussed at the 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 meeting of La Jolla Parks & Beaches advisory group meeting at La Jolla Rec Center. ■ Denied: Herschel commercial spot: Following an unusual request from Avis Rental Cars, the board voted to deny a request for the conversion of a two-hour parking space into a commercial loading zone. “It would help us out to have the commercial space so we can show customers how to use the car and for transitions, but there is an issue that has come up for us with a San Diego Police Department (SDPD) parking enforcement officer writing us tickets because he says it is a car for sale, which is not allowed,” said Avis manager SEE TRAFFIC, A19

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LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS Veterinarians to offer free pet dental care, Dec. 3 According to recommendations, dogs and cats need a dental cleaning twice a year. Many veterinarians admit, most clients don’t comply with that recommendation. Most likely, if a pet has not had a dental cleaning in a while, and the veterinarian diagnoses gum disease and/or an infected tooth, the vet will recommend extracting the affected teeth. Although it is a less expensive option than artificial crowns, it can still get pricey. An extraction is literally oral surgery, and the cost, for some, can prevent proper care. In the spirit of giving and the holiday season, Dr. Carrie Bone of La Jolla Veterinary Hospital and a couple of staff members have volunteered with the FACE Foundation to host a dental clinic Dec. 3, where pre-selected pets will receive free dental procedures. The FACE Foundation is a non-profit that helps pet owners who cannot afford life-threatening veterinary care. —Stephanie Coolidge, manager, La Jolla Veterinary Hospital

Hard Court Championships underway at Tennis Club The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) National 40 Hard Court Championships, featuring top players from across the country in the 40 and Over age division, began Nov. 28 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla Shores, and ends Dec. 4. Admission for spectators is free. On-site parking is available for a fee. Players compete in men’s and women’s singles and doubles divisions, as well as mixed doubles during the week-long event. Also on the agenda is the USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships beginning Dec. 2. —

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Adaptive surf champs will compete in Shores, Dec. 8-12 The International Surfing Association (ISA) World Adaptive Surfing Championship will be held Dec. 8-12 at La Jolla Shores. ISA advocated for surfing in the Olympics this summer for the first time, and now it is trying to get adaptive surfing in the ParaOlympics at the 2020 summer games. All type of adaptive surfers will come together to compete, with various challenges to display their talents. Each participant was provided with an instructor to provide him or her with personalized lessons tailored to their skill level. ISA president Fernando Aguerre said, “The 2016 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship is creating waves around the world and inspiring the growth and development of new Adaptive Surfing programs and


championships. It is amazing to watch the increase in global access and participation of the sport introducing athletes with physical challenges to surfing and its healing powers. This progress is truly remarkable and is just the start of something much bigger and wider reaching. The ISA is fully committed to the development of this important discipline and sees these efforts ultimately as a pathway to Adaptive Surfing’s inclusion in the Paralympic Games in the future.” Find the schedule of events and times at

Art talks come to wine shop In collaboration with La Jolla’s Monarch Arredon Contemporary Art Gallery, LJ Crafted Wines at 5621 La Jolla Blvd., will begin exhibiting the works of gallery artists with open-to-the-public art talks. The first is slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. (858) 551-8890.

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FROM NEW BUSINESSES, A1 “People ask us why it took so long to open, and that’s because we had an unproven location and we are two young guys with high standards … I had people tell me to just repaint the building and say it’s something new. But people in La Jolla are smart, they aren’t going to be impressed by a place that repainted a building and moved some tables around. We are so proud of what we built because it’s gorgeous. It’s just what we wanted.” Pizza, both classic and creative (think Margherita all the way to Pork and Potato with kale and leeks) shares menu space with fan-favorite shared plates such as the charcuterie boards. “The idea is to encourage people try to certain combinations of meats, cheeses, vegetables and sauces, put their phones away and have a discussion,” Cochrane said. Ritz added, “There are a lot of young families here and pizza is one of those easy dinner items a family can get any night of the week. But our culinary team blew me away with what they put together.” (Insider tip, if you order the Cioppino mussels or meatball plate, save some of the bread that comes with it to the very end for dipping.) Cochrane said Wheat and Water has a wine, beer and cocktail selection that could “rival any restaurant in La Jolla.” Having grown up near WindanSea, Cochrane said he’s witnessed restaurants come and go, and knows what will thrive in Bird Rock. So while he wanted to create something new, he also wanted to incorporate elements of former establishments, such as the low-bar to pay homage to the former Bully’s restaurant and tables made from the building’s former rafters. To keep the menu fresh, items will rotate out with the seasons. “We hope people will come, try everything on the menu and by the time they are done, we’ll have a new menu so they can start over,” Ritz said. (858) 291-8690.

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NEW BUSINESS ROUNDUP 8795 Via La Jolla Drive near UCSD. Owned by husband-and-wife team Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen, La Jolla was selected because of its health conscious young families and college students. “About 12 years ago, we started to see a gap in sandwich options; you had your Subways and Quiznos and then your gourmet grocery stores and cafes that sold sandwiches for $16. We thought we could make a gourmet sandwich using quality ingredients and sell it for $10,” Del Pero said. Boasting “approachably adventurous” sandwiches, the options include high-quality ingredients with unique takes on classics. For example, rather than a fried chicken sandwich, Mendocino Farms offers a sandwich featuring grilled chicken topped with fried polenta to give that crunch without the calories. “We also have Chef Judy’s Korean Chicken Meatball sandwich, that features a familiar chicken meatball with a Korean glaze with chili paste, a not-too-spicy kimchee mayo and a housemade slaw,” he said. When it comes to designing each location (there are four in Orange County and 10 in Los Angeles) UCSD graduate Chen said the aesthetic caters to the community. The La Jolla location will have play areas for children, but a beer and wine list of local purveyors for parents and students. ■ New York’s famed Shake Shack is making its way to UTC in 2017 for its first San Diego location. The only other Southern California spots are three locations in the Los Angeles area. Offering burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top hot dogs (including the Shack-Cago dog with pickles, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, celery salt and mustard), Shake Shack also slings frozen custards made from rich dense ice cream and “concretes” of frozen custard with mix-ins. San Diego dishes inspired by local ingredients will be featured. A date has not been announced for the Westfield UTC location at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive.

SeaMakers & Co., a lifestyle and gift store, opened its La Jolla location at 7660 Fay Ave. Suite J. According to press material, it carries fashion and home décor accessories, with most items made from reclaimed materials. The brands include Sea Bags, a Maine-based designer and of handmade home and fashion accessories from recycled sails; Traps Eyewear, makers of premium sunglasses using repurposed oak from lobster traps; Seawicks, makers of candles from 100 percent soy wax; Lemon & Line, handcrafters of nautically inspired bracelets and accessories; Felix Doolittle, Elüm, and Smock, each makers of occasion cards that are printed on recycled paper, use letterpress and soy inks. Husband-and-wife team and Marc and Mary Beltrante own SeaMakers and recently moved to the Jewel from Maine. “We’re thrilled to be in La Jolla, and to open our store here. We’ve been warmly welcomed and we’re excited to be a part of the business community,” said Marc. (858) 412-4269.

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San Diego Mac Repairs, specializing in the repair of Apple products, recently opened in La Jolla at 7734 Herschel Ave., Suite J. Run by Yanira Chavez and Victor Carrillo, San Diego Mac Repair fixes broken screens, water damage, cracked glass, batteries and so much more, and offers in-home training and support for that extra level of help. Victor has been repairing computers since 2002. He started repairing iPhones when they debuted in 2008. Yanira explained, “Our first venture in San Diego started at Kobey’s Swap Meet when the idea struck us to put a booth there to fix iPhones and sell accessories. Our business has been successful and allowed us to expand to Seattle. Victor sold his businesses to work for Apple as a certified technician.” She added, “Our plan is to stay current with the repair of all gadgets and offer a level of support that is unmatched. We may also offer student workshops for little ones to learn more about their gadgets.”

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■ 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, 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. Gentle exercises for all ages and abilities. (858) 453-6719. ■ Pen to Paper writing group meets, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ La Jolla Community Planning Association meets, 6 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

Friday, Dec. 2

■ La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary

Club meets, 7:15 a.m. La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 395-1222. ■ Exercise class for adults, 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 seeking new members. (858) 900-2710. ■ Lunchtime Guided Meditations, noon to 12:50 p.m. PDG Health, 909 Prospect St. $8, first time free. Drop-ins are welcome, but RSVP requested: (858) 459-5900.

Saturday, Dec. 3

■ Ikebana flower arranging class, 9:15 a.m. advanced, 11:30 beginning/intermediate, Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ 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. ■ Children’s Virtues Class, 10:30 a.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. or ■ Dog adoption event with Aussie Rescue of San Diego, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In front of Ark Antiques, 7620 Girard Ave. (858) 459-7755.

■ Writer’s Block writing group meets, noon. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ 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, Dec. 4

■ La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Girard Avenue at Genter Street. Food vendors and farmers market. (858) 454-1699. ■ E-clinic, learn to download e-books and access online resources from your tablet or mobile device, 1 p.m. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society Hanukkah celebration with food and screening of “Living Our Legacy,” 1 p.m. JCC Senior Activity Room, 4126 Executive Drive. Catered buffet, including latkes: $5. RSVP required: ■ Tea with the Bard, Shakespeare reading with tea and treats, 2 p.m. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

Monday, Dec. 5

■ Ico-Dance class, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $7 members, $12 non-members. ■ Exercise class for adults, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063

La Jolla Blvd. ■ iPad class, 10:30 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. ■ Yiddish Circle, 1:30 p.m. Read poems and stories, watch videos, celebrate holidays, sing songs. Mostly in Yiddish with some English. Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. $3. (858) 450-9081. ■ 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, Dec. 6

■ Exercise class for adults, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. ■ Lunchtime Guided Meditations, noon to 12:50 p.m. PDG Health, 909 Prospect St. $8, first time free. Drop-ins, 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. ■ Soroptimist International of La Jolla dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m. Location upon RSVP: (858) 337-8090 (call or text). ■ Bird Rock Community Council Holiday Party, 6 p.m. Wheat & Water, 5737 La Jolla Blvd. ■ Community Balance Class, learn techniques to walk safely and maximize independence, 6 p.m. Ability Rehab, 737 Pearl St., Suite 108. Free to MS Society members, $10 non-members. (858) 456-2114.


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■ The first of several meetings to collect input on how the La Jolla Rec Center playground could be improved will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at 615 Prospect St. La Jolla Parks & Rec, Inc. has received a $350,000 commitment for equipment upgrades and shade structures, and now the board needs ideas for what the community would like to see happen. Questions? Call Cindy Greatrex at (858) 922-0263. ■ Citizen Science Lecture, “Recycling, removal and regulation: Protein destruction as a way of life,” 6:30 p.m. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ Seaside Quilt Guild monthly gathering, 6:30 p.m. social time, programs 7 p.m. Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Road. $5.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

■ Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines meets, 7:20 a.m. Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Roetter Hall, 4321 Eastgate Mall. First three meetings free, then $15. ■ Exercise class for adults, 9:45 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-3870. ■ Torrey Pines of La Jolla Rotary meets, 11:30 a.m. Rock Bottom Brewery, 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.

Thursday, Dec. 8

■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets,

FROM TRAFFIC, A8 Joseph Eid. It is illegal to park and advertise a vehicle for sale on designated streets within the City of San Diego, and this parking enforcement officer reportedly has been issuing tickets for this violation. “The parking enforcement officer notices the Avis tag and considers it a car that could be for sale,” Eid said. Avis can sell the used vehicles in their fleet in addition to renting them. “The problem would come up when a customer would check out the car and leave it in the available space and go shop in The Village. Then this one (enforcement officer) would come and write a ticket for having an advertised car for sale on the street.” The commercial loading zone was recommended by SDPD as a resolution. After minor discussion, the issue was deemed something for SDPD to handle internally, and was not appropriate for LJT&T. Chair Dave Abrams said, “Parking spaces

6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ Exercise class for adults, 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. Gentle exercises for all ages and abilities. (858) 453-6719. ■ Wolfstein Sculpture Park Tour, 11 a.m. 9888 Genesee Ave. docent-guided tour of the more than 25 pieces on the campus of Scripps La Jolla. Wear comfortable shoes and sun protection. RSVP: (858) 626-6994. ■ Pen to Paper writing group meets, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ La Jolla Town Council meets, 5 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. (858) 454-1444. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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■ E-mail information to: ■ The deadline is noon, Thursday for publication in the following Thursday edition. Questions? Call Ashley Mackin at (858) 875-5957. in The Village are so dear, as you know, that we are reluctant to take one away for what seems to be an enforcement issue,” he said. Rather than approve the space conversion, Abrams agreed to brainstorm with Eid and come up with another idea. A motion to deny the parking space conversion passed unanimously. ■ Kudos: TC Construction: During non-agenda public comment, attendee and Challenged Athletes Triathlon volunteer Bill Robbins gave a shout-out to TC Construction for its efforts to ease the impact of area construction during the event. “Every time we have a special event, TC Construction rises to the occasion. They put steel plates and welded them, so a person or bicyclist wouldn’t trip or have an accident. The City doesn’t pay for that,” he said. “Once in a while, people do nice things without getting paid.” — The T&T board will not meet in December, but reconvene 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.




The Nelson Photo location may have changed a couple of times since its Little Italy heyday, but its services and products have not.

Smile! Nelson Photo has still got you covered BY DAVID L. CODDON Customers don’t just shop at Nelson Photo. They stop, browse, talk shop, talk shop some more, and then buy what they came to buy or drop off film for developing. Yes, film. It’s still alive and well at Nelson Photo. If you’ve been around San Diego any length of time, you remember the Nelson Photo store and warehouse on India Street in Little Italy. It was a fixture in that neighborhood for 55 years. After a brief move to La Jolla, Nelson Photo can now be found in Point Loma’s Midway District, where co-owner (with wife Nancy) Larry Kuntz emphasizes there’s plenty of parking and the old-fashioned Classics Malt Shop next door. “This building,” Kuntz said is obvious enthusiasm, “is perfect for us.” The Kuntzs bought the camera store from the Nelson family in 2001. Nancy had been the longtime manager at the Little Italy location. “Nelson Photo actually was a much bigger entity than it is today,” Larry Kuntz explained. “It was a retailer, yes, but also a wholesaler and a distributor of products going back to the ’50s. (Nelson Photo supplied clients such as Convair and General Dynamics.) They sold part of it to us and sold the much larger part to Fuji.” The Nelson Photo location may have changed a couple of times since that Little Italy heyday, but its services and products have not. “Cameras are still our bread and butter,” Kuntz said, “and accessories for any kind of camera system. We still offer classes, too — that’s a big part of our business.” What Kuntz calls the “legacy of our

business” is “a very strong photo lab. We still print pictures, we still develop film, we still sell film.” According to Kuntz, while the so-called digital revolution of 2001-2007 seemed to foretell the end of film, that has not been the case. “In the last five or six years, film has kind of had a resurgence,” he said. “People have realized how good film is.” There’s also the fact that “People love good pictures and good cameras. One of our challenges,” Kuntz added, “is to get people to get their images off their phones and on to something — either print or some kind of digital CD or DVD or jump drive of cloud. We do a lot of that now.” Nelson Photo has about 16 employees on site. “Most everybody here is some type of photographer,” Kuntz said, “which is surprisingly unusual for a lot of camera stores, where people there are retail. Here, most everybody shoots.” That adds up to a lot of in-store conversations and consultations, and some sharing of memories, too. “This is a nice business,” Kuntz said. “It’s ‘Hey, I’m taking pictures of my baby,’ or ‘I’m getting married’ or ‘I’m going to Africa.’ It’s a fun place to be.” — Nelson Photo, 3625 Midway Drive, Suite J, San Diego. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. (619) 234-6621. Business Spotlight features commercial enterprises that support the La Jolla Light.


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Will you spend more or less on the holidays this year?

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We asked this question Nov. 28 in Bird Rock. Compiled by María José Durán

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“I’m going to spend more money on fewer people, so I’ll buy nicer things.” — Mark Anderson

“I’ll spend more because I have a 4-year-old daughter who already thinks she is a doctor, and she’s getting a full medical kit.” — Nicole Dewaele Frieman

“Less, because I’m going to make all my gifts this year.” — Greg Wadsworth

“My husband and I made a deal not to buy presents for each other and just enjoy the company, so I won’t be spending anything.” — María José Pereira

“I’m not going to spend more, just more thoughtfully.” — Tom Mitchell

OUR READERS WRITE More letters arrive to protest flight path changes over La Jolla ■ Indeed there is a significant increase in aircraft noise in our area (La Jolla Corona Drive) due to the new flight paths. Our understanding is that the new paths are more “efficient,” but a minor improvement in flight times and fuel utilization represents a poor tradeoff with the destruction of a large swatch of “quiet zone.” Previous FAA public meetings on new flight paths focused on the Point Loma area. Those meetings did result in changes to the proposed flight routes, but there was no indication that there would be impacts on La Jolla. We have written the City Council and Congress member Scott Peters on this matter. Thank you for bringing the issue to other La Jollans via your article. Len Gross ■ I saw your article about flight noise proposed by a Bird Rock resident. My wife and I have lived here about 18 years. When we first moved in you could only occasionally hear noise from Miramar. It has changed considerably. Now, helicopters (many military) fly all times of the day and night. There is a regular loud helicopter flight that goes over La Jolla at midnight every day! The commercial airplanes changed their path a few years back. The takeoff path was mentioned in the media at that time by Ocean Beach residents. While the noise is more than it was, take-off flights over the ocean (very near shore) are more noticeable than they used to be. In addition, the landing path from the North changed. This is more annoying. Planes from the North used to head east from over the ocean to get in line for landing, east of San Diego, by cutting across Torrey Pines State Reserve and Torrey Reserve — an area with NO HOMES. Now the planes fly further south over the ocean and cut across La Jolla — an area with LOTS of homes to head east and get in line for landing. While not as loud as in Point Loma, it is annoying. As Ms. Pardo points out, we picked a home that was in a quiet neighborhood and now we have a lot of flight noise. Thanks FAA! San Diego is becoming a less desirable place to live. David N. Haney, Ph.D. ■ I’d like to offer a suggestion regarding the problem of loud, low-flying planes over La Jolla. The website — — shows a map that identifies all aircraft flying above the San Diego/La Jolla region in real time. Simply click on the icon of any of the airplanes on the map. A window pops up that identifies the type of aircraft, registration and altitude, in addition to flight information. Once information, including date and time has been collected on especially egregious flights, the next question is where to complain. Perhaps another reader has information about contacting the FAA? Paul Anderson

Note to 2016 Vikings of La Jolla High The scoreboard isn’t always the most important. In the hearts of the Villagers, you are the winners each time. Football is a demanding sport. It calls for fortitude, loyalty, courage, dedication and passion. All of these things make you winners. You scored in the hearts of the Villagers. Thank you for a memorable 2016 season that we will always remember. Patricia Weber

Why are election signs still up? Ms. Nelson’s letter last week was exactly right. As I predicted in my letter to you on Oct. 7, 2016, the candidates will put up these unsightly signs all over way before the election and that’s the end of the story. The signs are left standing, are probably made of non-biodegradable materials, so they pollute our environment forever. I think fines for each sign is a perfect way to stop the sign blight. In addition, why does no reporter investigate whether putting these unsightly signs all over public property is illegal? IB Editor’s Note: The website — — contains a list of each state’s rules regarding campaign signs, which you can access by clicking on that state on the site’s map of America. In an exerpt from California’s regulations it reads: “You can’t post the sign more than 90 days prior to the election and you must remove the sign within 10 days following the election.” Fines are indeed involved for violations with information on how you can report the concern.

Stop taking away facilities that foster community life Thanks for publishing earlier letters about the lost access to La Jolla High School’s track. I’d like to add that this issue is more than just about restoring a rare, safe public outdoor space for runners and walkers. Around that facility you’ll also find families out with a ball, Frisbee or tennis rackets, enjoying exercise and quality time together. Densely populated La Jolla has few uncrowded public spaces, especially one easy to access by so many. Let’s not stand idle in the face of this chipping away at the quality of our social fabric by systematically turning our public facilities into fortresses. Why are school administrators rewarded for isolating their facilities from the society that pays for them? I’ve lived in a number of states and have never seen the level of exclusion from public facilities as in La Jolla and greater San Diego. Let’s demand more socially responsible behavior from school administrators. Please take advantage of Dr. Igor Grant’s offer to organize a response and show your support. His e-mail is Nick Ecos


A Year of Service

La Jolla’s Rotary Clubs discuss 2016 projects, accomplishments BY ASHLEY MACKIN he motto of Rotary International is “Service Above Self,” and while each of the 35,000 clubs worldwide interpret that their own way, La Jolla’s four Rotary Clubs (those west of Interstate 5) truly go above and beyond. Whether it’s across the street or around the world, La Jolla’s Rotarians were busy in 2016 putting service above self. The “rotary year” starts in July with the election of a new club president, but the clubs work together throughout the calendar year to raise funds and volunteer for causes close to their hearts.


La Jolla Sunrise Rotary

Mark Powell, past president of the La Jolla Sunrise Rotary, which meets 6:55 a.m. Thursdays at The Shores Hotel, said this year, individual members brought to the forefront causes their club could (and ultimately did) support. “The kindest people in the world are at the La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club,” he said. “We have about 40 members, mostly retirees, and we meet each week to listen to speakers, raise some money and have a good time.” Two Sunrise Rotary members, Henry and Estelle Ebert, came to La Jolla from New York, where they started the Gift of Life program, which helps establish medical labs in other countries that are used to treat children born with heart conditions. “When they came to our club, they let us know about the program, so in the last year, we raised enough money to establish a lab in Jamaica where children can be prepped for surgery and have a chance to survive,” Powell said. Another member, Dave Irwin, told the club about his project to travel to Mexico with other dentists to repair cleft palates and replace missing teeth. “The project is called A Thousand Smiles, because once Dave and the other doctors are done, these children are no longer afraid to smile,” Powell said. “All the work is done for free, so some children come from miles away. We were happy to support that project.” In addition to fundraising for international efforts, Sunrise Rotarians volunteered with Feeding America this year. “We had a speaker from Feeding America, who told us how many kids in San Diego go to bed hungry. And we know they do food drives during the holidays, but they need food all the time. It was heart-wrenching to hear how many kids in San Diego aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from, so our club volunteered in August to sort food,” Powell said. The club also has an ongoing relationship with the San Pasqual Academy, a residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens in Escondido, thanks to a member who has been involved with the school for years. “We go to their football games and their graduations, and give scholarships,” Powell said. “But during the holidays, we stuff stockings to give to them.” Locally, the club also has a regular presence at the La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival on Dec. 4, sponsoring the annual visit from Santa Claus. SEE ROTARY CLUBS, A24

Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla members volunteer to sort food with Feeding America.

Torrey Pines Rotarians Bill and Carol Irwin collect toys at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.


The yield from a Torrey Pines Rotary Care ‘n’ Share Toy Drive (before they the items were cleaned and delivered to a hospital).



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To raise money for all this, members collected donations and dues each week, and hold fundraisers throughout the year. To close the year, the club will have a holiday party fundraiser for members only and their guests.

■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. Thursdays at The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club meets 7:15 a.m. Fridays at La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 395-1222. ■ Rotary Club of La Jolla meets noon Tuesdays at La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. Lunch $30. Guests welcome.

Rotary Club of La Jolla

At the Rotary Club of La Jolla, which meets at noon Tuesdays at the La Valencia Hotel, Rotarians have the choice of which organizations to support and how, said past president Lora Fisher. “Some people have been Rotarians for a long time, and if something touches their heart, like a scholarship program, they write a check. Other Rotarians say I like to actually do things and want to get involved in the community. For others, the international efforts touch their hearts, so that’s what they get involved in. A special few get involved in a bunch of different things. What’s nice about our club is you can get involved in whatever means something to you,” she said. She noted the La Jolla Club won “Rotary Club of the Year” for 2016, and thinks it’s because of their international focus. “We went to Haiti and built a chicken coop … and we’re going to go back to build a playground that was destroyed during Hurricane Matthew, and maybe build some homes,” she said. “We also do a lot of work in Tijuana, like our Day of Kings trip, where we partnered with Tijuana Rotary Clubs and some Clubs in Los Angeles to bring wheelchairs to children who need them. Some people bring toys or dress up, it was amazing.” The club also has a partnership with Project


At a recent La Jolla Rotary Club meeting, Cindy Goodman (standing) reports on community service opportunities. Mercy through which they build homes for families in Tijuana. This year, the Club built its 27th and 28th home, and Rotarians are going back this month to build more. The club also facilitates the Tijuana Scholars Lab. “Once these students are finished with middle school, their parents pull them out of school so they can work. We provide a stipend to pay the parents, so their kids can stay in school, and every Saturday we Skype call them to teach them English and computer skills,” Fisher said. “Each year, the percentage of students that go to college is higher and higher.” To help students locally get into college, the club raises funds throughout the year for its scholarships program that benefits

students at La Jolla High School, The Bishop’s School and the Preuss School, supports leadership camps for young people and participates (with other clubs) in a speech contest for area students. Other local efforts include volunteer partnerships with the Balboa Naval Hospital, Just in Time for Foster Youth, the USO (Rotary members volunteered to feed service members and their families at the USO at Thanksgiving) and La Jolla’s League House for low-income seniors. “Twice a year, we do a party for League House members, one in the summer and one in the winter,” Fisher said. “At the winter party, we provide giftcards for the seniors and perform a sing-along concert for them.” This evening is slated for Dec. 13. Other December evenings include riding in a car during the Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival, ringing bells in front of the Girard Avenue Vons to collect donations on Dec. 17, and holiday parties for the members. La Jolla Rotary Club president Ken King said the makeup of members consists of those in their 30s all the way to their 90s, and the retirees are “anything but retired,” he said. “They get involved and stay involved.” He added that members still in the workforce appreciate the lunch-hour meeting time. To raise funds, the group holds events throughout the year, including the recent “Laughing Under the Stars” benefit, and collects donations and dues during meetings.

Torrey Pines Rotary Club

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Unlike several other larger clubs in the area, the Torrey Pines Rotary Club is what president Alex Robertson calls “small but mighty.” The 20-member group meets 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Rock Bottom Brewery. “We’re a tiny club, so we can’t take on huge projects, but we do what we can to help people in our community and in Tijuana,” he said. “When I came in (as president in July), I had a different vision from what we normally do. In choosing the United States as a place of residence, I learned 20 percent of children and 15 percent of the nation’s adults live under the poverty line. So rather than tackle international projects, we’re focusing on this area and Tijuana.” The Scotland native said the club’s biggest

■ Torrey Pines of La Jolla Rotary meets 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 459-8912. undertaking is the annual Care ‘n’ Share toy drive run by member Nancy Stokes. “She collects toys throughout the year, which are given to children in county hospitals,” Robertson said. “Most organizations think to host a toy drive during the holidays, but children are in hospitals all year long, so we collect starting in May.” One key site is the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where Rotarians set up boxes at the exits for toys or stuffed animals that are won through carnival games that the winners might not need. “A great deal of effort goes into this. We can’t just take the toys to the hospital, they have to be cleaned and repacked so they are sanitary,” Robertson added. A new toy-raiser this year has come through a partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank. “When people give blood, they get points from the Blood Bank, and this year, they offered the option to trade in those points for toys that would be given to the Care ‘n’ Share toy drive,” Robertson said. This year, the Torrey Pines Rotary Club collected just under 8,000 toys. Across the border, the club also partakes in a bi-annual trip to Tijuana to deliver sanitary items such as toilet paper, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paper towels, etc. “There is a dump in Tijuana and there are lots of people that live off its contents, so once every six months we collect these items and drive them down to that area,” he said, adding that the items are collected throughout the year.

Golden Triangle Rotary Club

Although the Golden Triangle Rotary Club did not respond to La Jolla Light’s inquiry by deadline, we still wanted to give them kudos. About 100 members strong, the club is self-proclaimed as the “most dynamic Rotary Club in the world” and works to develop projects to improve health, well-being and self-sufficiency in the surrounding communities and beyond. The club has carried out projects in more than a dozen countries and has partnerships with 20 San Diego organizations. One of its signature fundraising events is the “Quintessential Festival,” and features beer and wine tastings, family activities, music and more. The 2017 event will be 12:30 p.m. April 22 at Nobel Park, 8810 Judicial Drive. ■ Coming next week: Read about the 2016 accomplishments of La Jolla’s Kiwanis Clubs.


Sweetride founders Katie Stanfill and Jameson Kearney, with Jameson’s sister Kendall in between. COURTESY PHOTOS

Bishop’s grad launches skateboard company

Sweetride debuts at La Jolla Open Aire Market in December

BY ASHLEY MACKIN Appealing to the more casual skateboard rider — think boarding to the beach or to run an errand — the La Jolla-based Sweetride skate company launched online at on Nov. 26 and then with a stand at the La Jolla Open Aire Market the next day. The company will continue to have a pop-up shop at the Market each Sunday in December. The Market is opens 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the La Jolla Elementary School campus at Girard Avenue and Genter Street. “There aren’t a lot of skate brands that appeal to the casual rider. We’re trying to bring a fun, easygoing spin to this industry that we haven’t seen a lot of,” said founder and La Jolla native Jameson Kearney. “The intensity of competitive skateboarding can be intimating to any young rider — it was for me when I started as a kid — so we want to make something less intimidating that anyone can jump on. It’s that Sunday cruise rider we’re trying to appeal to.” To embrace the idea, the company has a slogan: “Grab a friend, grab a board and get lost.” Herself a casual rider, Kearney grew up in La Jolla and attended The Bishop’s School. “I rode on cruisers in middle school and high school, but I really got into it while I was in college at Syracuse University so I could get to class, and then when I moved to New York City, it was my way to get around,” she said. In talking with her mother, Dawn Davidson, Kearney got advice that would take her mode of transportation and turn it into her career. “My mom said, ‘If you have an idea, you are never going to have less to lose than you do today. So now is the time to try it out, it’s only going to get harder as the years go by.’ That really stuck with me. I took the plunge and moved back here to start Sweetride. I did research and development for six months before we launched the company,” Kearney explained. The brand consists of skateboards, apparel and accessories, and the difference is the aesthetic. There are four pairs of boards with designs that connect, similar to the friendship necklace concept where one piece says “best” and the other says “friends” that


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J Harley Quint

February 22, 1925 - November 19, 2016 La JoLLa — on November 19, 2016, J Harley Quint, age 91, passed away quietly in his sleep at the White Sands of La Jolla. J Harley was born February 22, 1925, in Glendale Ca, went to Hoover High School, graduated from USC Medical School in 1949 and continued his studies in ophthalmology at the Illinois Ear and Eye Infirmary. He married Patricia Eileen Scott in 1950 and they were married for 61 years until Patricia, the love of his life and best friend, passed away in 2011. after graduating from Illinois, J Harley joined

the U.S. Public Health Service and spent two years at the Pine Hills Indian Reservation in South Dakota practicing ophthalmology. In 1957 he and Patricia moved back to California, settling in La Jolla where he opened a

medical practice in Pacific Beach. They lived on Sea Lane in La Jolla for the next 50 years. J Harley loved to travel and although he went around the world numerous times, he was never happier than when jumping behind the wheel of a sports car in the sixties, driving up to Nevada and crisscrossing that state on weekends before they had speed limits. When driving turned out to be too slow, he earned his small plane license and took to speeding around by air. J Harley belonged to The San Diego Flying Club, the Kiwanis Club and was a long time member of the La Jolla Presbyterian

Church. He was the father of three children, Mark (Kellie) Quint, Nancy (Mike) Hagan and Jeffrey (Jeanine) Quint; and had five grandchildren, Joshua, alea, Danica, Maureen and Scott. an incredibly generous and loving husband, father and grandfather, J Harley will be sorely missed by his family and friends. We give thanks for the time we had with him. There will be a Celebration of Life at Harry’s Coffee Shop in La Jolla on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, starting at 4:30 p.m. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

Ralph Edward Allen

May 15, 1949 - October 21, 2016 La JOLLa — Ralph Edward allen, longtime La Jolla resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 21, 2016, at age 67. Ralph was born on May 15, 1949, in Cresskill, New Jersey, the second son of Larry and Margaret allen. The family moved to Glendale, California, when Ralph was six months old. Ralph attended Glendale schools through high school, graduating from Herbert Hoover High School in 1967. as a member of Boy Scout Troop 4 he took great pride in earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Ralph attended California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1971. Ralph went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at the

University of California at Berkeley. Upon completion of his master’s program, Ralph went to work for Procter & Gamble in Modesto, California, then was promoted to corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. In Cincinnati he experienced his first tornado. a few years later Ralph was transferred to Green Bay, Wisconsin. During his time in Green Bay Ralph took up

skiing and he remained a Cheesehead, Packers fan for the rest of his life. The winters are cold in Green Bay, and one winter day Ralph received a phone call from an executive recruiter about a potential job opportunity with General Dynamics in San Diego. Ralph flew from Wisconsin to California bundled up against sub-zero temperatures. He landed in San Diego to weather in the 70s. In the parking lot was a bus draped with a banner: “General Dynamics Ski Club: Mammoth or Bust.” He often told the story that he decided right then and there, if offered the job he was going to take it regardless of how much it paid. Ralph accepted the job and worked for GD for several years where he proudly helped develop the Tomahawk missile. He left GD for a new

opportunity with SaIC, then, after several years, joined Cubic Corporation. Ralph loved dogs, especially his Weimaraner, Greta. He enjoyed skiing, SCUBa diving, and running and riding his bike on the boardwalk. He was a member of The Bachelors Club of San Diego. Ralph is survived by his brothers, Wendell of Ventura, California, and Tom of Glendale, California. He is also survived by two step-daughters, ashley Baldassi of Los angeles and Bailey Baldassi of South Lake Tahoe. a celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on December 3, 2016, at 10:30 aM at Calumet Park, La Jolla. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to the San Diego Humane Society. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/lajollalight.

Bird Rock Artist Guild presents ‘Art in the Garden’ on Saturday Bird Rock resident Leslie Davis will again offer her artistic garden for the sixth annual Bird Rock Artist Guild’s “Holiday Art in the Garden,” 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5571 Bellevue Ave. Shoppers will make their way through a “magical” garden, where around every corner or under every tree they will find art in a variety of media from local artists. There will be live music by Cheryl Angela and Ryder Mackey, as well as light refreshments. Find a perfect gift for the holidays! Donations will be accepted for Art Reach and the La Jolla Historical Society. The Bird Rock Artist Guild is a collaboration of Bird Rock and surrounding area artists and creative people interested in promoting the creative and artistic side of life. For more information, contact or

Parade of Nations to headline Adaptive Surfing Championships Dates and times for the World Adaptive Surfing Championships in La Jolla Shores, Dec. 8-12, have been finalized (see related story A13). Wednesday, Dec. 7: The Adaptive Surfing Symposium 4-8 p.m. at La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. Thursday, Dec. 8: Adaptive Surfing Clinic 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Jolla Shores with the Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony 3 p.m. at La Jolla Shores and Kellogg Park. Friday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 11: World Championship Competition from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salk Institute gets $25M grant The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla received a $25 million grant — a renewal of the largest research gift in the Institute’s 56-year history — that will be used to continue exploring an ambitious range of projects aimed at understanding the role chronic inflammation plays in driving human disease. The grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust extends the historic $42 million Helmsley gift made to the Salk Institute in 2013. That gift established the Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine, which enables Salk’s leading scientists to delve into the genetic underpinnings of some of humankind’s most devastating afflictions, and paves the way to new therapies for chronic illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

La Jollan designs Torah Pointers Wechsler & Goodman Jewelry, 861 Sixth Ave. in downtown San Diego has a variety of contemporary Torah Pointers for show and sale designed by David Nightingale of La Jolla. He created the pieces incorporating vintage silver, antique wood and bone, COURTESY precious and semi-precious stones to become family These one-of-a-kind heirlooms. The Torah scroll collectible Torah Pointers is the most sacred object in were designed by La Jollan Judaism. The pointer, or yad, David Nightingale. was developed to aid in reading the Torah. It is called a yad, which means “hand,” as traditionally the end of it is shaped like a hand with the forefinger pointing forward. Originally, the reader would point with his index finger to the words he was reading, but this made it difficult for others to see the script and follow the reading. It also potentially damaged the Torah scroll as deposits of grease would build up over time and mark the scroll or erase the text.




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■ The 58th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival returns to the Village 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 down Girard Avenue with the theme “Christmas in the Future.” Be prepared for 90 minutes of community pageantry with marching bands, school and club floats, digitaries and equestrian shows, plus a special visit from Santa Claus followed by the Holiday Festival at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. There you’ll have children’s activities and the lighting of the Rec Center Christmas Tree.



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Trying to sit out on our patio on beautiful summer mornings, we’d be making sign language gestures at each other to pass the coffee or the front section of the newspaper. We couldn’t even hear our own garden fountain three feet away. But the worst part, at least for me, was the music. I’m trying to be politically correct here but I think I’m suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from 16 months of the Tijuana radio station. You’d get tired of any The guy on the other side of us has not only kind of music, even Bach, if you listened to it been a good friend for 16 years but is the best at 120 decibels six days a week. Plus, any neighbor ever. Which is good since our music with words — even opera or ’50s rock homes’ closest walls are 15 feet apart. He’s — was going to be a problem for me since wanted to remodel from the time he bought I’m trying to write. the house and has now expanded its space But it wasn’t just the music itself. It was from the original 1,300 square feet to 2,500. when they’d sing along. At the top of their Being a total remodel virgin, he accepted the lungs. Totally off key. I could swear there is bid of the contractor who promised the something in the Eighth Amendment about shortest construction time — six months. “cruel and unusual punishment.” That was 16 months ago. I texted my neighbor at work about the He said it was the worst experience of his music pretty much every day for the first few life. One unforeseen crisis after another. weeks. He’d call the contractor and the My office is on the same side as his home, music would stop. But the next day it would not that there’s really any place in our small be back. I really hated to annoy the neighbor house where we are sheltered from the jack about it. As I said, best neighbor ever. He was hammers, skill saws, nail guns and assorted already tearing his hair out. And besides, it power tools. There was one saw that had the was only going to be “temporary.” same pitch as a dentist drill. I could hear Music torture has been popular with the myself silently screaming, Stop! Stop! I’ll talk! CIA for decades. If they’ll contact me, I have Or brush! Whatever you want! a play list that I think will elicit confessions For weeks, there was the constant beep of in record time. construction vehicles going in reverse. What I As for the construction noise itself, I kept can’t figure out: Shouldn’t they have to be reminding myself that I should thank my going forward at least half the time? lucky stars that I don’t have to operate a jack At various times we not only had hammer. If there is one thing this remodel construction noise going on at the neighbor’s, convinced me of, there are a lot of really but jack hammers by a City crew in the street, miserable jobs in the construction industry. and leaf blowers in our front yard. But now, other than the landscaping, it’s

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he day after my next door neighbor’s seeming-endless remodel was finally finished recently, I took my newspaper out to the patio on a beautiful Saturday morning to celebrate, only to be greeted by chainsaws. The neighbor on the other side of him was doing an all-day tree job. It’s just a reality at this point. La Jolla, by virtue of both climate and affluence, is simply never going to be a quiet place. We have a year-round yard maintenance season. But more to the point, our town has truly become The Land of Perpetual Construction, both home and road. In my neighborhood, there is hardly a block that does not have at least one major remodel going on; some have two or three. Given how expensive land is in La Jolla, I can’t blame anyone for wanting to maximize the square footage of the house on their lot. What IS annoying, however, is to live through several remodels of the same house. Some years ago, a house on one side of us was bought by flippers who spent four noisy months “upgrading” it with a cheap roof and crappy finishes. The people who bought it then spent six months removing them (including yet another roof).


La Jolla: The Land of Perpetual Construction done. Our lovely neighbor is finally able to enjoy his beautiful new home. For us, there’s no more construction vehicles semi-blocking our driveway. No 6:30 a.m. deliveries right outside our bedroom window. We could potentially take a nap again. But now a house right across the street has been sold as a remodel/teardown. The driveway dumpsters should be arriving anytime. And so it goes. — Inga’s lighthearted looks at life appear regularly in La Jolla Light. Reach her at

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The first string quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, the Takács Quartet returns to La Jolla with an all-Beethoven program. Hear three quartets, each composed in a different decade, and explore the pioneering development of Beethoven’s writing. (858) 459-3728

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The San Diego Ballet Company’s ‘Nutcracker,’ features (left) Muirlands Middle Schooler Rhys Rudolph as Clara and La Jolla Elementary School student Marina Hall in the role of Clara’s mischievous younger brother Fritz (right). FROM HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, B1

The Nutcracker ■ San Diego Ballet Company returns to La Jolla for its production with two La Jollans in key roles. Directed by Robin Sherertz-Morgan and Javier Velasco, this professional ballet will be staged at UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.16; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Muirlands Middle Schooler Rhys Rudolph will return as Clara, the who receives a “magical” nutcracker for Christmas. Playing the part of Clara’s mischievous younger brother Fritz, is

Marina Hall, 10, of La Jolla Elementary School. Tickets from $25. (619) 294-7378. ■ City Ballet of San Diego’s performance (accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra & Chorus) takes the stage at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-23 at Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. Following each matinee, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet the audience and pose for photos. Tickets from $32. ■ Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker takes the stage, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Tickets from $53.

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Choral Director David Chase will lead Christmas ‘Messiah,’ Dec. 11.

Other Dance Ooh La La Dance Academy will present A Frozen Tale, inspired by the 2013 Disney phenomenon, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11. Dancers will bring the magical story of the Snow Queen, her sister, a snowman and friends to life through song and dance on stage. Seating is first come-first served. La Jolla High School Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. Adult tickets $16 in advance, $20 at the door; $8-$10 for children. (858) 456-450 or at

Sounds of the Season ■ As part of the Symphony of Psalms


concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will present two iconic works at UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms (with chorus) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, along with works by two emerging composers: Iranian-American Gity Razaz and this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient Kevin Zhang. Steven Schick conducts with a free lecture one hour prior to concert times. Tickets: $15-$29 (campus parking is free), 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-4637. ■ San Diego Children’s Choir presents its 27th annual “A Hearth-Warming Holiday,” 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the


San Diego Children’s Choir performs across San Diego this month.

The La Jolla Community Center Ukulele Class will perform with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Dec. 16.

College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Ave. Enjoy diverse choral works as well as Christmas and Hanukkah classics, with narration by a Dickens’ inspired master of ceremonies sharing family friendly stories and readings about the winter season. Tickets: From $7.50. (858) 587-1087. ■ The Peninsula Singers will offer three holiday concerts across town. The series starts at December Nights at Balboa Park, 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free. Next is a Friends of the Library Concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Point Loma Public Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. Lastly, the All Souls Concert is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at All

presented in Holiday Tales IV: Home for the Holidays, by Grande Facade Theatre Productions in partnership with Congregational Church of La Jolla, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1216 Cave St. Directed by Geoffrey Cox, choreography by Candace Carbajal. Tickets: $12; senior/military/students $10 at (858) 459-5045. ■ Dust off those red vests and reindeer sweaters, it’s time for the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’s (LJS&C) annual Christmas Messiah Community Sing! 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church’s 700-seat facility, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad. David Chase’s 39-year history with this holiday

Souls Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd. Tickets $15 (free to ages 10 and younger). ■ Noche Navideña: A Latin Holiday Concert, with Franky Romeo, singer and guitarist, “El Maestro” Julio de la Huerta on guitar and Luis Romero on bass. The concert will feature Latin songs, American classics as well as fun holiday songs. There will also be a not-to-be-missed guest appearance by internationally renowned tenor, Daniel Hendrick, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Free valet parking. Tickets: $25. Bites and beverages for sale. RSVP: (858) 459-0831. ■ Stories and music of the season will be

favorite concludes after this concert, as he retires from LJS&C in June 2017 and passes the baton to his successor, Patrick Walders. Soloing are soprano Amanda Olea, mezzo-soprano Mary Saffell, tenor Mike Sakell, and baritone Joshua Lee. Steven Gray returns on organ. Scores are available for rent or purchase on-site before the concert. Tickets: $10-$18 at the door at (858) 534-4637 and ■ Christmas Concert: Stroope’s “Hodie” and Beloved Carols, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, will feature the Chancel Choir, Children and Youth Choirs, Handbell Choir, La Jolla Brass, and The SEE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, B6

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FROM HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, B5 King’s Brass, which is comprised of professional musicians from across the country, who desire to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise and worship. Free admission, free parking, free reception, and a free-will offering, 7715 Draper Ave. (858) 454-0713. ■ The Chancel and Dorian Bell Choirs of La Jolla United Methodist Church invite you to an evening of eclectic Christmas music, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 in the Sanctuary, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Themed “This Holy Night,” the concert will feature works by Craig Courtney, Howard Helvey and Dan Forrest. An orchestral ensemble and percussion will accompany the choirs and soloists and provide Christmas chamber selections prior to the concert. A freewill offering will be taken to support the music ministries. Refreshments served. ■ La Jolla Community Center Ukulele Class, which has been meeting monthly since March, will perform holiday tunes with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has entertained British Royalty, jammed with George Harrison, performed with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and rocked out at Glastonbury Festival. Tickets from $30. (858) 459-0831. (See story, B8.) ■ The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show — Jennifer Grimm, Colleen Raye and Sophie Grimm — will bring back holiday songs of the 1950s including

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Steven Schick conducts the San Diego Symphony & Chorus, Dec. 3-4. “Santa Baby” (made famous by Eartha Kitt), “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” (by Brenda Lee), as well as favorites to sing-a-long to like “Winter Wonderland,” “Silver Bells” and more in the stylings of The Andrews Sisters, Lennon Sisters and McGuire Sisters. “The Girls” will also celebrate the music of Hanukah and sing a “Frozen” medley. Matinee and evening shows, Dec. 6-24 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055.

Holiday Lunches ■ A Christmas luncheon presented by the Christian Women of La Jolla is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Participants will celebrate the culture of Sweden and the Festival of St. Lucia. The


group provides on-site childcare upon request. $5 donation. RSVP by Dec. 5: (928) 208-0206. ■ La Jolla Community Center Holiday Luncheon, noon, Monday, Dec. 12 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Come early for some “pre-Holiday” shopping with vendors exhibiting clothes, accessories, art and other goods. Enjoy lunch and stick around for the fun raffles, silent auction and entertainment. Doors open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for shopping. Reservations required. Members free, $15 for non-members. (858) 459-0831.

Christmas Circus The San Diego Circus Center presents its 2016 winter show: Winter’s Roundabout, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18 at San Diego Circus Center, 2050 Hancock St. See winter-themed trapeze acts, wheel tricks, handstands, clowning, skills, rope tricks and more. Tickets from $20.

In the Spirit of Giving ■ Benefitting Social Service League of La Jolla (aids low-income senior housing in La Jolla), the “White Christmas Cabaret” is 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Ave. The event includes silent and live auctions, entertainment and a raffle. (The Darlington House trees will be decorated in white.) $135 per person, only a few tickets left! (858) 454-7625. ■ PGK Dance Project’s Holiday Bash will feature food, drinks, music, dance, a fashion show and locally made arts and

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6830 La Jolla Blvd, Suite 101 La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858)291-8071 crafts, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Aja Lee Music Studio, 7848 Ivanhoe Ave. 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit PGK Dance’s programming. Tickets $20, must be purchased in advance, and include one drink. ■ St. James by-the-Sea presents a Christmas Bazaar & Art Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 where an assortment of pre-owned Christmas decorations and gift items will be available at bargain prices at 743 Prospect St. The art show features paintings, jewelry, fabric art and woodwork. (858) 459-3421.

To the Theater! ■ Plot: A community group gathers for its annual radio-show performance of Charles Dickens’ famous story, but will the actor playing Scrooge make it in time, and can the troupe pull it off, despite the bad weather? Come and find out at “A Christmas Carol: A Classic Radio Play” from La Jolla Theatre Ensemble’s Matt Thompson, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec. 21, La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla. Blvd. $10 Suggested donation. (858) 459-0831. ■ Enjoy the holidays with stories, poems and music from Ireland, England, America and across the world during a performance by The Celtic Echoes called “Voices of Christmas,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 (complimentary reception at 6:15 p.m.). Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. Tickets $20. (619) 297-8953. ■ True confessions from Santa’s eight reindeer come in the reading of “The


Eight: Reindeer Monologues” by Jeff Goode, considered one of the funniest and filthiest readings inspired by Christmas, 10 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. In this dark comedy, eight reindeer will dish about the “real” Santa, causing quite the scandal to erupt at the North Pole. Adult language and humor, no children. Tickets from $20. (858) 481-1055. ■ San Diego Musical Theatre presents two holiday productions this season, including “Miracle on 34th Street” and (for the final year) Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” The world premiere of “Miracle on 34th Street” takes the stage in matinees and evening shows Dec. 1-23 at the Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave. “White Christmas,” based on the Paramount Pictures film, is on stage for matinees and evenings through Dec. 4 at the Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway. Tickets from $30 at SDMT’s Administrative Office, 4652 Mercury St. or (858) 560-5740. ■ Through Dec. 18, San Diego Repertory Theatre presents “The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam’s Wedding,” with matinee and evening shows at Lyceum Space, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown San Diego. The play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play “The Dybbuk” and takes all 18 characters on the course of this theatrical wedding. Tickets from $41. (619) 544-1000. ■ The Theatre School at North Coast Rep presents “A Christmas Carol — The Musical in Concert,” a largely festive event with a cast of one adult and 40 student actors in an adaptation of Dickens’s most

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True confessions from Santa’s eight reindeer come to North Coast Repertory Theatre in the reading of ‘The Eight: Reindeer Monologues.’ well-known story. Alan Menken (Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” and “The Little Mermaid”) and Lynn Ahrens (“Ragtime,” “Seussical,” “Once On This Island”) provide the score for this family friendly show. See it 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Adult tickets $16, ages 17 and younger $12. (858) 481-1055. ■ Impro Theatre presents Dickens Unscripted, an improvised winter comedy, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at North Coast

■ The San Diego Symphony presents a screening of “Home Alone,” starring Macaulay Culkin with the soundtrack performed live as the film plays. Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts. San Diego Master Chorale also performs, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Tickets from $20. ■ “Noel Noel,” a special concert of popular music of the season, welcomes Broadway showman and San Diego native Brian Stokes Mitchell, for matinee and evening shows Dec. 16-18 at Symphony Hall, In addition to Mitchell on vocals, San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children’s Choir perform, Sameer Patel conducts. Tickets from $20. ■ Under the conduction of Sameer Patel, San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children’s Choir perform a special one-hour Family Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 18 at Symphony Hall. Pre-concert activities 1-1:50 p.m., include a chance to try an instrument in the Instrument Discovery Zone, listen to student bell-ringers and get a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets from $15.

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La Jollans to join British ukulele orchestra onstage at MCASD BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN f you’ve been wanting to check-off your bucket list playing music at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) Sherwood Auditorium, this may be your last chance, since the concert hall will be eliminated in the remodel and extension of the building starting January 2017. The La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) will present two holiday concerts from The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17), when the public is invited to join in with their voices and/or ukuleles for three songs. The music sheets for “Good King Wenceslas,” “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” are on the LJMS’s website, accompanied by a video tutorial for learning how to play each song, and a note from the orchestra that states: “These sheets show the format of the music. When you come along to play with the Orchestra, we might have some fun and do them differently, in different styles perhaps, but the form will stay the same. The chords will be the same, but there may be some surprises in the way we all sing them and play them.” The video tutorials, which include tips for all levels of ukulele players, are not the only way La Jollans can prepare for the musical “date.” The ukulele class at the La Jolla Community Center (LJCC) held on Fridays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., has been practicing the three songs to perform at the concert. Ukulele instructor James Clarkston heard about the opportunity from La Jolla Music School, where he also teaches different instruments, and brought the idea to his


Eighty-four-year-old Carmen Ludwig practices some of the sing-along songs for The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain performance. senior students at the Community Center. “It’s really neat, I’m very excited about it,” he said. And so are his students, as La Jolla Light verified while visiting their class on Nov. 18. Ukulele student Carmen Ludwig, 84, who’s been attending the LJCC class since it started four months ago, said her favorite kind of music to play is country-western, but she’s very excited for the opportunity to play with a famous orchestra. “When I heard that a ukulele group from England was going to perform in La Jolla, I was thrilled to be among them,” she added.




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Clarkston explained that of the three play-along songs, “Jingle Bells,” is a favorite and the easier one to play. “Everyone has heard ‘Jingle Bells’ so many times. It’s very forgiving and we’ve been practicing it a lot. ‘Good King Wenceslas’ is the most challenging one because of the lyrics, it’s got a lot of the British vocabulary, with words you don’t use in everyday speech in America. The other song is kind of somewhere in the middle,” he said. After this month, Clarkson continued, the LJCC class will have a monthly theme, which will be Hawaiian songs in January.

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Although it’s open to everyone, he said most of his students are senior citizens, and “It’s so fun teaching them.” Two extra workshops will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 13 and 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at La Jolla Music, 7423 Girard Av. taught by Clarkson to get some practice before the concert. The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain is a 10-member group formed in 1985 that reinterprets all genres of music on the ukulele. For most of their performances, they use their ukuleles, voices, bodies and whatever is available to reach a variety of sounds – think whistling – and a bass to blend the sounds into one cohesive tune with lots of humor. For their two performances at Sherwood Auditorium, the band will perform a collection of seasonal arrangements that range from the sacred to the secular, and the classic to the new. Additionally, the British group will offer a workshop 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 where they will demonstrate their approach to song arrangement, explaining the roles of the performers and how they customize their covers to achieve their unique and characteristic sound. Attendees will also have a chance to practice the play-along songs and ask questions in a Q&A session. To support these performances, La Jolla Music Society is collaborating with La Jolla Music to offer benefits and opportunities for performance ticket holders, such as discounted ukuleles. ■ IF YOU GO: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will perform 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. Tickets from $30. (858) 459-3728.

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6th-grader loves her role in ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ BY DIANA SAENGER or many people, the 1947 film “Miracle on 34th Street,” has maintained its popularity throughout the decades. Luckily for those who remember it (and those who have never seen it), the San Diego Musical Theatre’s version is onstage through Dec. 24 at the Horton Grand Theatre. Julia Van Skike, a sixth-grader at Mount Everest Academy, and daughter of Steve and Suzy Van Skike of La Jolla, has the lead role as Susan Walker, and the holiday Julia Van classic will be adapted from Skike the 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast and staged with live, Foley effects and a score of holiday carols. The heartwarming plot whirls around a department store Santa who claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, and his case is taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But wait! Can a miracle unfold when the belief of a little girl makes all the difference in what happens? “I’m very excited to be part of the story told in the format of a live radio broadcast on the stage,” Van Skike said. “I’ve seen the original movie and I’ve taken vocal, acting and dance lessons, as well as master classes and workshops. I love to sing and was inspired when I heard my friend Claire Scheper sing at her recital some years ago. She encouraged me to


audition for a musical.” Van Skike has been in 12 local productions through the years, among them as Cindy Lou Who in “Seussical” (Coronado Playhouse), as Gretl in “Sound of Music” (Christian Youth Theatre), as Electra in “Cats” (California Youth Conservatory), as well as performing at December Nights, the Zoo Centennial Celebration, and other shows around town. She said she has many favorite scenes in her current show. “My very favorite is the ‘monkey scene’ where Susan, along with the help from Kris Kringle, has unique experiences when using her imagination,” she said. “One of the important things to remember about this story is that faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to." Like most professional entertainers, Van Skike has come to be aware of the sacrifices to her everyday life to maintain a performance career. “I have to balance schoolwork with my acting commitments, and sometimes sacrifice sleep and time to read,” she said. “But my parents support me fully and drive me constantly where I need to go. I absolutely love performing and plan to continue my theater training and go to college and major in theater.” ■ IF YOU GO: San Diego Musical Theatre’s “Miracle on 34th Street,” runs through Dec. 24 at the Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown. Tickets from $25. (858) 560-5740.

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he jaw dropping Marine Room of La Jolla recently hosted its second annual Ocean-to-Table luncheon, a pescavore’s paradise as part of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. The Captain of the gustatory expedition, Chef Bernard Guillas with first mate Chef Ron Oliver conceived the idea to launch a fresh format of the event to celebrate our mighty oceans with a stimulating educational component, while its previous mission was focused solely on discovering new wines and relishing food flavors. He invited a crew of sustainably-minded chefs, both local and global, to come aboard and share their passion and knowledge of oceanic stewardship. Iconic chefs and discerning foodies rubbed elbows during the sold-out reception. Guests nibbled on whimsical seafood appetizers with locally-sourced ingredients, including a crunchy brandade croquette topped with miniature pickled vegetables (Amy DiBiase, Grand Restaurant Group), succulent San Diego sea urchin accompanied by marine gems, such as red ogo seaweed, jako anchovies, and masago roe (Andrew Spurgin, Bespoke Event Styling and Menu Design), and local spiny lobster presented on a bincho black charcoal crisp with a hint of ginger

blossom (Evan Cruz, Arterra). Diners were then treated to a five-course, sit-down feast of local sea treasures and some decadent desserts, along with an enlightening commentary by the chefs as they introduced their dishes. Visiting chef from Las Vegas, Rick Moonen of RM Seafood, an intrepid trailblazer of sustainable seafood restaurants for over 13 years, cast out practical advice for consumers when buying seafood to simply ask their fishmonger three questions: 1) What is it? 2) Where is it from? 3) How was it procured (either caught or farmed)? According to Moonen the answers will give the consumer, and the fish seller, a true understanding of food, its nutritional and health profile, and an awareness of its precarious existence. “It’s hard to identify ‘sustainability,’ ” Moonen said. “But basically, it’s not to take an active role in the extinction of the species, like the over exploited and endangered Bluefin Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, North Atlantic Cod, and Atlantic Halibut. In part, it’s our love of big fish that has caused over 80 percent of certain species to be overfished.” Moonen recommends eating lower on the food chain, embracing safer (in terms of less methyl mercury and PCB


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rotate clams from bottom to top using slotted spoon. Cook additional 3 minutes. Using tongs, transfer clams to cookie sheet. Discard unopened clams. Strain broth through fine sieve. Set aside. Remove clam meat from shell. Coarsely chop. Refrigerate clams until needed. Add butter and bacon to large saucepan over medium heat. Cook until bacon fat is rendered. Add flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add celery, leeks and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Add sherry, Jerusalem artichokes and 1 cup reserved clam broth. Bring to simmer. Add corn, stock and cream. Return to low simmer. Cover. Cook 15 minutes. Fold in clams. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into warm bowls. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serves 4. —Chef Bernard Guillas catches snapper, wahoo, lobster and conch, never buying fish from outside sources. “That’s what makes it sustainable.” Back to the luncheon with such tantalizing dishes as melt-in-your mouth San Diego crab drizzled with brown butter hollandaise (Rob Ruiz, Land & Water Co.), a stew of Pacific clams and charred octopus with chestnut beans in a smoked paprika and pumpkin broth (Dean Max), a pot au feu of California White Sea Bass with horseradish cream in a savory smoked bacon broth (Rick Moonen), and local black cod with a sunchoke puree (Jason McLeod, Ironside Fish & Oyster).


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Gallerist’s quirky collectibles on view at Athenaeum, plus swatch art and more BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT ark Quint, who grew up in La Jolla, has been an art dealer/gallerist since 1981. Having recently closed down his Girard Avenue gallery and relocated to Rose Canyon, he’s now back in town at the Athenaeum, with a delightful exhibit of oddities from his own personal collection. He describes the exhibit, titled “Give Me a Minute, I’m Thinking,” as a mix of “classic religious sculptures, tourist tchotchkes, stacks of afghan blankets, tattered taxidermy, battered butterflies and bugs, paper ephemera, banal indoor house plants and 1970s swag lamps.” All are treasures he’s scored from international flea markets, thrift shops and auction houses, which he’s been happily haunting for decades. At the opening Nov. 11, he talked about the joys of collecting: “I start by seeing an object and liking it ... like an afghan blanket I came across when my grandmother died. I thought about how much work had gone into making it, and how often such things end up being given away to Goodwill.”


He now owns about 400 afghans — there’s a stack of 200 in the Athenaeum exhibit — that share space with hundreds of other beloved objects in a 2000-square-foot unit beside his new Quint Projects suites at 5171 Santa Fe St. “I believe there is a world of interest in all objects if you look close enough,” he said. “Paying attention is an exercise for your eyes; it fine tunes your esthetic muscles and visual intelligence. It's what looking at art is all about.” A curtain of 1,000 Swatches separates Quint’s collectibles from another idiosyncratic collection: “Artists to Swatch,” Roy Porello’s 30-year assemblage of original watch-art. The exhibit is surprisingly engaging, and a perfect companion to Quint’s well-mounted display. ■ IF YOU GO: “Give Me a Minute, I’m Thinking,” curated by Mark Quint is on view through Dec. 31. Also on view: Roy Porello’s “Artists to Swatch” (North Reading Room) and Alida Cervantes’ “Studies Using Unmixed Black” (Rotunda) at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

Marco Turrubiartes and Heather Johns, with 18th century anatomical drawing.

Virginia Berracasa and Diana Gordon, with Swatches. ‘I did major promotions for Swatch designs in the 1980s,’ Berracasa said.

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Lidia Rossner, Anna Haudenschild Meier and Eloisa Haudenschild, with large-scale 1932 photo of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus.



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Lastword Lectures ■ Nine speakers will report on the progress made in the field of brain science at the symposium, “Influence of the Early Experience on Adult Brain Organization and Function,” presented by the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, 1-5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Salk Institute’s Conrad Prebys auditorium, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road. Each speaker will lecture for approximately 20 minutes on different topics. The event will be live streamed online. Free, but registration required:

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■ Author and NPR journalist Lisa Napoli will be in conversation with former KPBS chief Doug Myrland, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Napoli will sign and discuss her book, “Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away” about the Kroc family. (858) 552-1657. ■ Nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen will discuss his limited edition images reflecting the intimate

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See It While You Can ■ The critically acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse presentation of “Miss You Like Hell” comes to a close Dec. 4. The musical is about an imaginative teenager who goes on a road trip with her free-spirited mother. Tickets from $25. Matinee and evenings at Mandell Weiss Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. (858) 550-1010. ■ The Fresh Paint exhibit at La Jolla Riford Library ends Saturday, Dec. 3, featuring the works of local artists showcasing their takes on California’s land and sea, open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

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Two Concerts ■ Camera Lucida, directed by UCSD Professor of Music and cellist Charles Curtis, presents a concert of violin and piano 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive, off Russell Lane. Program includes: Ives’ “Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano,” Kodály’s “Duo for Violin and Cello” and Schumann’s “Piano Trio in G minor, Opus 110.” Tickets: $33. (858) 534-8497. or ■ Under the direction and conduction of Jeff Edmonds, the San Diego Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra returns to La Jolla Music Society, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. Violist Richard O’Neill will play Tchaikovsky’s arrangement of the Shostakovich sinfonia for Solo Viola and Strings. Tickets: $20. Children: $5. (858) 459-3728.

Historic Battle Re-enacted

In honor of the 1846 Battle of Pasqual (a series of military skirmishes that ended with both sides claiming victory, during the Mexican-American War in what is now the San Pasqual Valley community of San Diego) California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association present Battle Day, a family friendly North County event featuring re-enactors, stories and

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enhanced living history activities, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. Free. (760) 737-2201.

Planetarium Show Join the Fleet Science Center for a journey through space, where an astronomer narrates a planetarium show, “Moons of the Solar System,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Active volcanoes, seas of methane and surfaces covered with water ice can all be found on different moons in the solar system. Due to the darkness required in the theater and the sophisticated nature of the material, planetarium shows are not recommended for children 5 years and under. Tickets: $16.95. (619) 238-1233.

Athenaeum Book Sale The annual Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Book Sale kicks off 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 and continues through Dec. 30 with hundreds of CDs, some LPs, and a thousand books (many of them related to art), including a few rare books, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

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La Jollan adds role in ‘White Christmas’ to her list of performances BY DIANA SAENGER Claire Scheper said she began taking voice lessons about five years ago because she loved to sing, but never dreamed that would lead to performing on stage. “I never expected to be in musical theater,” she said. “As soon as my voice teacher, Karyn Overstreet, sent me to my first Claire audition, I fell in Scheper love with musical theater.” Now a seventh-grader at the School of the Madeleine in San Diego, Scheper, the daughter of J. Scott and Susan Scheper, is building quite a resume with her roles. She appeared as Baby Louise in Cygnet’s “Gypsy,” Nellie in “Annie Get Your Gun” at San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT), Dorothy in “Wizard of Oz” at Christian Youth Theatre (CYT), “Annie” at California Youth Conservatory (CYC), and Young Cosette in “Les Miserables” at Christian Community Theatre, (CCT). Currently Scheper is appearing in SDMT’s “White Christmas.” “I wanted to be in ‘White Christmas’ because the music is incredible and the role of Susan Waverly reminded me of myself,” she said. “Susan falls in love with

theater just like I did in real life. The most important thing to remember about this story is the message to count your blessings. There will always be things you wish you had, but you have to be thankful for what you have and not take your family and friends for granted.” Based on the beloved, timeless film, the plot tells the story of WW II veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who have a successful song-and-dance act. With romance in mind, the pair follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features 17 songs by Irving Berlin, including “Blue Skies,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and “White Christmas.” To maintain her musical stage skills, Scheper said she takes weekly voice lessons and dance classes, and has attended workshops and camps that focus on singing, acting and dancing. Success can meet a lot of sacrifices, and Scheper has been down those roads. “There are times when I cannot go to birthday parties or other fun events because I have to go to rehearsals or the shows,” she said. “But I would not trade those times for performing. My family is so supportive of me

David Engel and Claire Scheper star in ‘White Christmas.’ doing musical theater — even my brother, Luke. Regardless of his disinterest in musical theater, he comes to every single one of my shows to support me.” One of Scheper’s pleasures is living in La Jolla. “La Jolla has the most beautiful beaches in all of San Diego,” she said. “It’s the first place we take family and friends from out

of town to visit. Meanwhile, it’s my dream to go to Broadway and make performing my main career.” Scheper said she has two favorite scenes in “White Christmas” and hopes families come to see the show. “One is at the beginning of Act 2 when Susan — who is usually very studious — is bitten by the theater bug and comes out in a pink


boa, pearls and a crown. She begs to be in the show. My other favorite is my song-and-dance number. It is an amazing experience to sing with a 22-piece orchestra!” ■ IF YOU GO: San Diego Musical Theatre’s “White Christmas,” plays through Dec. 4 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown. Tickets from $21. (858) 560-5740.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor:

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As we look forward to the next 100 years of stewardship, how will we interpret the stories and events of the 21st century in our parks? We invite you to join us for this important event. • Tours of the restored military bunker • A flyover by a WWII • Lady Liberty Car Show • Guided Ranger walks

• Presentations by men and women who lived on the home front in San Diego during the war • Ranger programs about what life was like in the United States during the war

Cabrillo National Monument Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States entrance into World War II.

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Explore Braille Institute San Diego at Open House, Dec. 14 Braille Institute San Diego will host its annual Holiday Open House 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 4555 Executive Drive. The staff and volunteers at the center offer programs, training and services to help people with vision loss learn new ways to do the things they love while also reducing stigma of vision loss. People who are blind or visually impaired — as well as their family and caregivers — are encouraged to attend the Open House to learn more about the range of free opportunities for living well with low vision. Admission is free for campus tours, interactive demonstrations, a holiday boutique (with art created by Braille Institute students) and an award ceremony at noon to honor two standout students. “Visitors are often surprised at the scope of free services offered by Braille Institute for people with vision loss due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or other conditions that cause vision loss,” said Jay Hatfield, executive director, Braille Institute San Diego. “Our staff and volunteers help people adjust to life with sight loss while also creating a unique sense of community and possibility for each person who walks through our doors.” According to a recent National Health Interview Survey, 20.6 million adult Americans reported vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts. Nearly 90 percent of Braille Institute San Diego students and patrons have some remaining vision, and it’s the organization’s mission to support independence as their students’ vision changes. The organization’s classes and programs are open to adults with permanent vision loss as well as children with conditions affecting their sight. Proceeds from the holiday boutique will go back to Braille Institute’s student artists. For enrollment details, to volunteer or RSVP for the open house, call (858) 452-1111 or visit


Braille Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. Funded by private donations, all services are free-of-charge.

RESEARCH REPORT Genetic variations linked to schizophrenia Many of the genetic variations that increase risk for schizophrenia are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D., at UC San Diego School of Medicine, analyzed the genomes of more than 41,000 people in the largest study of its kind. Their study, published Nov. 21 in Nature Genetics, reveals several regions of the genome where mutations increase schizophrenia risk between four- and 60-fold. These mutations, known as copy number variants, are deletions or duplications of the DNA sequence. A copy number variant may affect dozens of genes, or it can disrupt or duplicate a single gene. This type of variation can cause alterations to the genome and lead to psychiatric disorders. Researchers previously discovered that relatively large copy number variants occur more frequently in schizophrenia than in the general population. Theu also found that these copy number variants occurred more frequently in genes involved in the function of synapses, the connections between brain cells that transmit chemical messages. —

Molecules left on phone can reveal lifestyle Your diet, medications and beauty products leave molecular traces on the objects you touch, providing an unbiased, data-driven profiling method for crime scene investigations and other potential applications, found researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. They were able to construct lifestyle sketches for each cell phone owner in their study, published Nov. 14 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The discovery could have a number of applications,

including what kind of lifestyle a person has, said senior author Pieter Dorrestein, Ph.D., professor in UCSD School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Full study:

Older first-time moms may live to 90 A new study by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine found that women choosing to become first-time mothers later in life may increase their chances of living into their 90s. The study, published online in the American Journal of Public Health, is the first to look at age at first childbirth in relation to longevity. “We found that women who had their first child at age 25 or older were more likely to live to age 90,” said Aladdin Shadyab, Ph.D, lead author of the study with the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine. “The findings indicate that women with two to four term pregnancies, compared with a single-term pregnancy, were also more likely to live at least nine decades.” Of the approximately 20,000 participants, 54 percent of women survived to age 90. The participants were part of the Women’s Health Initiative, a national longitudinal investigation of women that began in 1991. The women were followed for up to 21 years.

Scripps offers new breast cancer treatment Physicians at Scripps Health have started performing a breast cancer treatment that delivers an entire course of radiation therapy to the patient in the operating room during surgery, eliminating the need for 3-6 weeks of post-surgery radiation. Electron intraoperative radiation therapy (EIORT) can deliver a full course of radiation in a single dose, or fraction, in about two minutes. Candidates for this treatment at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla include selected patients with early-stage breast cancer. Developed by IntraOp Medical Corporation, the IntraOp Mobetron is the only EIORT technology in San Diego County. “The precise radiation delivery of EIORT translates into excellent tumor control and low probability of cancer recurrence,” said Mary Wilde, M.D., medical director of the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center and instrumental in bringing the technology to Scripps. Added Scripps surgeon Cheryl Olson, M.D. “EIORT can benefit our patients in multiple ways. It is highly targeted, because the surgical oncologist and radiation oncologist can visually pinpoint the optimal site for radiation. This helps avoid irradiating the heart, lung and surrounding healthy tissue.” — Compiled by La Jolla Light staff










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True or False? In medieval Germanic-speaking cultures, elves seem generally to have been thought of as a group of beings with magical powers and supernatural beauty, ambivalent towards everyday people and capable of either helping or hindering them. True. The “Christmas elves” of contemporary popular culture are of relatively recent tradition, popularized during the late 19th-century in the United States. Elves entered the 20th-century fantasy genre in the wake of works published by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien. — wikipedia

Put on your favorite, ugly, holiday sweater and come the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 7:30-10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 for a night of quirky fun with the Night Owls, where you’ll wander through art dealer Mark Quint’s eclectic exhibition of low- and high-art kitsch gathered from thrift stores, art galleries, swap meets and flea markets, 1008 Wall St. (See related story, B12.) Santa’s bag of goodies will include Stone Brewing Co. beer, a tasty signature cocktail and yummy bites. Listen to the velvety smooth alt-western blues of The Midnight Pine while making your own funky ornaments. Design a pin-back button with ToshWerks and pose for a Polaroid photo booth. The Night Owls is a membership group recommended for ages 21 to 40-somethings, who are interested in expanding their horizons in music and art. Membership is $75 annually and includes free admission to 4-6 Night Owls events per year, for member and a guest, in addition to perks of an Athenaeum Individual Membership. This event is free for Night Owls $5 for Athenaeum and $10 for non-members, (858) 454-5872 or


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An increasing number of home buyers are turning the traditional style of homes on its head by re-envisioning the shape of luxury with adaptive reuse. Urban renewal and renovation projects have given rise to visionary homeowners who are looking to revitalize old and historic buildings, adapting them and reusing them to make their luxury dream home. From a 19th century tobacco and candy shop to water towers to an extreme case of Holmenkollen’s ski jump in Oslo, Norway, being converted into a home, adaptive reuse leads people to be creative with not only what can become a living space but how to make a luxurious living space from an industrial or unexpected structure. Older buildings often used solid materials and were crafted, rather than thrown together. Many of these details are coveted

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THIS JUST IN Bishop’s Knights football headed for CIF championship After defeating the Valley Center Jaguars 35-19 at home in the CIF semi-finals on Nov. 25, The Bishop’s School Knights varsity football team have secured their spot in the Division 3 CIF Championship round on Dec. 3. With the win, they continue their undefeated season and will take on the El Cajon-based Christian High School Patriots at 11 a.m. at Southwestern Community College, 900 Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista. The two teams will go into the championship round with the same undefeated record: 12-0 overall.

Barbarella restaurant to host annual ‘Barbara’ party, Dec. 4 If your name is Barbara, you are cordially invited to the annual St. Barbara’s Day party/benefit at Barbarella restaurant, 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2171 Avenida De La Playa in La Jolla Shores. Barbaras are asked to bring new children’s toys, books or clothes for donation to a local charity. For more details, call (858) 454-7373.

Renovated North Course at Torrey Pines re-opened Following a comprehensive nine-month, $12.6 million renovation, the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course has reopened. Originally designed by William F. Bell in 1957, the renovated North Course now stands to rival the popularity of the world famous South Course, host of the U.S. Open in 2008 and in 2021. The North and South courses, owned and maintained by


Torrey Pines North Course has re-opened following a nine-month, $12.6 million renovation by architect Tom Weiskopf. the City of San Diego, are public courses, and the North averages approximately 82,000 rounds of play per year. Course architect and golfing great Tom Weiskopf visited Torrey Pines this week to unveil the North Course, a project that holds a special place in his golf career and design portfolio. His first career win came at Torrey Pines at the 1968 Andy Williams-San Diego Open, predecessor to the current Farmers Insurance Open played every January at Torrey Pines. “It’s really special,” Weiskopf said. “And to work on a piece of property that amazing doesn’t happen very often. The sheer beauty of the place always captivates me. Now people can look forward to playing 36 incredible holes at Torrey Pines by playing the North and the South.” While the North Course maintains a similar feel to its original design, there were some significant changes. The number of bunkers has been reduced from 59 to 41, and the average green size increased from 4,500 square feet to 6,400. All 18 greens were completely reconstructed to United States Golf Association standards, with the existing Poa Annua grass replaced with 100 percent bent grass — a Tyee 007 blend. The front and back nines were also reversed, allowing golfers spectacular ocean and canyon views as they

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-028706 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. XO Beauty Company b. XO Beauty Co. Located at: 1278 Pacific Beach Dr., unit 7, San Diego, CA 92109, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Alexis Dunnigan , 1278 Pacific Beach Dr., Unit 7, San Diego, CA 92109. b. Patrick Dunnigan , 1278 Pacific Beach Dr., Unit 7, San Diego, CA 92109. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. 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 11/04/2016. Alexis Dunnigan. LJ2261. Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026913 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Nia Diva Located at: 2001 Wilbur Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Alice Francillon, 2001 Wilbur Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109. 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 10/17/2016. Alice Francillon. LJ2257. Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-028629 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Fifth Avenue Consulting Located at: 5797 Chesapeake Ct., #102, San Diego, CA 92123, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. William O’Connor, 4414 Casitas St., San Diego, CA 92107. 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 11/03/2016. William O’Connor. LJ2262. Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-028475 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Delphine’s Closet Located at: 4081 Kansas Street #8, San Diego, CA 92104, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4081 Kansas Street, #8, San Diego, CA 92104. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Cassandra Rodrigue, 4081 Kansas Street, #8, San Diego, CA 92104. 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 11/02/2016. Cassandra Rodrigue. LJ2259. Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-027005 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Radiant Sunrise Holistic Health Coaching Located at: 7247 Stanford Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Sharla Mandere, 7247 Stanford Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942. 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 10/17/2016. Sharla Mandere. LJ2258. Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-027843 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Blossom Nails Located at: 955 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 955 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Tram T. Vo, 2320 54th St., San Diego, CA 92105. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 10/02/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/26/2016. Tram T. Vo. LJ2265. Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-029963 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Change Through Innovation Located at: 1547 Corsica St., San Diego, CA 92111, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Andrew Wadler, 1547 Corsica St., San Diego, CA 92111. 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 11/18/2016. Andrew Wadler. LJ2266. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-030193 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Rose Massage Located at: 4698 Convoy Street, #C106, San Diego, CA 92111, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Yun Fang Zhang, 4197 Lochlomond St., San Diego, CA 92111. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 05/27/2015. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/22/2016. Yun Fang Zhang. LJ2268. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-029340 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. The Fault Line Bar & Grill Located at: 1460 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7825 Fay Avenue, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037. Registered Owners Name(s): a. East Village Managers, LLC, 7825 Fay Avenue, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037, California. This business is conducted by: a Limited Partnership. 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 11/14/2016. Brian O’Donnell, Partner, Maager of East Village Managers, LLC, General Partner of East Village Restaurant Group, LP. LJ2263. Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-028936 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Deborah K. Hopper, Ph.D. Located at: 5405 Morehouse Dr., Ste. 120, San Diego, CA 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 12191, La Jolla, CA 92039-2191 Registered Owners Name(s): a. Deborah K. Hopper, 8124 Caminito Sonoma, La Jolla, CA 92037. 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 11/07/2016. Deborah K. Hopper. LJ2264. Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2016.

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SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso Al Demandado): ALESSANDRA RESCA-BAESEL, an individual; DOES 1 through 10 inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo esta demandando el demandante): STEVE NICOLAIDIS, individually and as Co-Trustee of the NICOLAIDIS FAMILY TRUST Dated June 1, 1970; ZOE NICOLAIDIS, individually and as Co-Trustee of the NICOLAIDIS FAMILY TRUST Dated June 1, 1970, CASE NUMBER: (Numero del Caso): 37-2016-00031906-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 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 incumpilmien la le podr

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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 325 South Melrose Drive Vista, CA 92081 PETITION OF: CAROL MCGLASHAN for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00040851-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Petitioner(S): CAROL MCGLASHAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name : CAROL MCGLASHAN to Proposed Name: CARRIE MGLASHAN STARKEY 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: January 17, 2017 Time: 8:30 am Dept: 26 The address of the court is: 325 South Melrose Drive Vista, CA 92081. 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: NOV 21, 2016 WILLIAM S. DATO Judge of the Superior Court LJ2267 Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016.

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Terrariums are mini greenhouses that continue to grow in popularity, don’t require a lot of care and are perfect for the holiday season whether given as gifts or used for décor.

Easy care gardening trends for the holiday season BY MELINDA MYERS ress up the holidays or give gifts that continue giving throughout the year with these lowmaintenance gardening trends. Just add a little fun or style to make it even more memorable now and throughout the year.


■ Terrariums. These mini greenhouses continue to grow in popularity and are perfect for new or timid gardeners. Just plant a few small tropical plants, moisten the soil, close the lid and you have a self contained growing chamber. Show off your green thumb with a modern, classic or vintage-style vessel. Use the Gazebo Tabletop terrarium, classic bell jar or other mini garden as a centerpiece for the dining table or buffet. Or create a miniature garden in glass to give as a hostess gift. When the party is over, it’s a great memento of a fun, holiday gathering. ■ Succulents. Growing succulents is another low-maintenance garden trend that is perfect for busy gardeners during the hectic holidays. Just place them in a sunny window and water whenever the soil is dry. It’s truly as easy as that. The small scale cacti and succulents provide a multitude of opportunities for incorporating them into your holiday celebrations. You won’t need much space to enjoy the subtle colors and dramatic form of these drought tolerant plants. Just select containers that complement, but don’t overpower their charm. Consider buying a few extras for guests to take home and enjoy for years to come. But first, use them to dress up the table by making them into place cards for your

guests. Simply add a name to the decorative pot. Or display them all together in a copper plant tray (, terra cotta saucer or other shallow container to use as a centerpiece throughout the evening. When the party is over, each guest can pick their own plant to take home. ■ Air Plants. Unique and amazing air plants are all the rage and could certainly be described as the definitive easy care plant. Many are native to rain forests where they grow in the canopy of trees, gathering water and nutrients that pass by. No soil is needed for these versatile plants. Just hang them in a bright location and soak in tepid non-softened water once every week or two. Display them in an open terrarium, shell or another decorative container. They make great centerpieces or stunning displays. ■ Pothos, Philodendron and Ivy. These plants have long been low-maintenance favorites of the indoor garden. This year, consider dressing them up for the holidays with sparkling garland, artificial flowers, berries and greens. Or display them in unique containers, baskets or hangers. Go retro and macramé a colorful hanger for your favorite hanging basket. Or place the pot in an earthy woven basket, sleek plastic pot or classic Round Copper Wire Globe hanging basket. Add some fairy lights for a bit more sparkle on long winter nights. — Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including “Small Space Gardening.”



Mortgage rates up in SoCal following Donald Trump’s victory BY PHILLIP MOLNAR Mortgage rates have surged nearly half of a percentage point since Donald Trump’s election, increasing borrowing costs in an already expensive Southern California housing market. Analysts say reasons for the change are

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mortgage rates are still considered near historic lows, borrowers feel any bump up in the rate. For a typical 30-year fixed rate mortgage, the interest rate was 3.59 percent the day before the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, said Mortgage News Daily, and has continued to rise, hitting 4.02 percent Wednesday morning. Taking into account the change, monthly costs for a San Diego County median price home — $495,000 — have gone up roughly $97 since the election, based on a 30-year fixed mortgage with 20 percent down. That’s nearly $35,000 more over the course of the loan. Matthew Shaver, a San Diego senior mortgage consultant with Finance of America, said he anticipates rates will go down below 4 percent as the shock of the election wears off — much like Brexit. But, he’s still being cautious. “I’m telling my clients right now, ‘Let’s wait a couple weeks’,” he said. Mortgage rates typically track the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury. That yield has risen sharply in the past week, but the bond market could still change course as investors become more comfortable with a Trump presidency. Last December, the Federal Reserve increased a key rate by a quarter-percentage point and mortgage rates were expected to rise — but a surge of investors bought up notes and yields declined, which helped keep mortgage rates low. Rising rates might not necessarily be a bad thing in the Southern California market, where home prices are rising faster than incomes, said Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere Real Estate. Even though higher rates could slow home sales, it likely would make sellers less bullish on prices. “If I had a concern at all it was that we were getting into an issue with housing affordability again,” he said. “An increase in rates will take some of the steam out of that market and I don’t think that is a bad thing.” Gardner said the reason stocks are doing better than bonds is because investors are shying away from any government-backed assets, largely waiting it out until they get

more clarification on what Trump will do. He said the bond yields are also going up because the president-elect is expected to raise deficit spending. During the election Trump said he would implement an “infrastructure first” policy that would make new infrastructure investments in clean water, the electricity grid, transportation, telecommunications and other aging systems. “Deficit spending leads to higher inflation,” Gardner said. “The bond market hates inflation. If there’s inflation, it’s likely the Federal Reserve will raise short-term rates to counter inflation.” Chris Thornberg, economist and founding partner of Beacon Economics, said the problem most industry watchers have at the moment is it isn’t clear exactly what Trump will do in office. “This is all pure speculation,” he said. “Nothing has changed. The housing market is in the same place, the federal government is in the same place. It’s all predicated on a big increase in the federal deficit as a result of more spending.” Thornberg said, in addition to infrastructure improvements, deficit spending could increase if there is a tax cut and big spending to pay more federal law enforcement and resources to deport undocumented immigrants. Gary Kent, a La Jolla-based agent with Keller-Williams, said he hasn’t noticed a Trump effect with buyers yet. But, over the past few years he has seen concern over the Federal Reserve raising rates pushing people to buy and lock in rates ahead of time. With concern over rates going higher and moves anticipated by the Fed, some homebuyers may follow the same trend. “It tends to spur more people to action and can actually cause a bump in activity,” he said. “But, it might have a small negative effect as people are not able to qualify for as much.” Many analysts point out mortgage rates are still at historic lows. In November 1981, the rate for a 30-year fixed rate loan was 18.37 percent, declining to 7.73 percent by November 2000. The rate started this year at 3.79 percent.

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