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Developer of The Bridges at RSF awarded $1 billion judgment BY JOE TASH A Florida jury has awarded a $1 billion judgment to Lennar Corp., developer of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, following a civil trial alleging defamation and conspiracy to extort money by the company’s former business partner, Nicholas Marsch III of La Jolla. The verdict was handed down after a one-day trial to determine the amount of damages to be awarded to Miami-based Lennar Corp. The lawsuit alleged a conspiracy between Marsch and Barry Minkow to defame Lennar and drive down its stock price. Minkow, who went to prison in the late 1980s in a celebrated fraud case, was convicted again in 2011 in connection with the case involving Lennar, and sentenced to five years in federal prison. In between his two convictions, he served as head pastor of a San Diego church. The jury awarded Lennar $802 million in compensatory damages, and $200 million in punitive damages against Marsch and his company, Briarwood Capital LLC, according to a court document. The verdict was announced on Monday, Dec. 2. “While collecting the award is doubtful, the true value of the verdict is the validation of our integrity, credibility and transparency, which have always been cornerstones of our foundation,” said Stuart Miller, Lennar’s CEO, in a statement issued by the company. “The jury award represents a complete vindication of Lennar’s reputation and good name.” See BRIDGES, page 30

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The Vice President of Development at Helen Woodward Animal Center invited classrooms from Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in RSF to participate in “Giving Tuesday” on Dec. 3. The students helped prepare crafts for the Woodward Center’s Frosty Farm decorations and activities. Santa visited Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm to spread holiday cheer to all children Dec. 7-8 and will again Dec. 14-15. To make him feel at home, the Frosty Farm features “real“ snow, miniature horse “reindeer” who dress up and join in on the holiday activities, along with some of their wintry friends, including bunnies, guinea pig and sheep. (Above) “Snacks” is a favorite of the Solana Santa Fe students. See more inside. Photo/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit


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RSF Association board considers changing RSF Golf Club and voting membership rights for condo owners BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association board is looking into the possibility of changing the RSF Golf Club and voting membership rights for condominium owners. The change would require a modification of the Association’s Articles of Incorporation and would be subject to a member vote. The issue will come back before the board in January for more community input as well as to discuss the potential and schedule of a Covenant-wide vote. The RSF Association and RSF Golf Club’s interest in changing the membership rights was bolstered by the recent Club Mark survey showed that 81 percent of respondents would be in favor of making Golf Club memberships available to condo owners. In the past, the RSF Golf Club board had objected to condo memberships to avoid heavy course use. But more clubs have opened around the Ranch, which has spread out play, and in the past years club memberships have dipped and play is down. “The RSF Golf Club is very much in favor of revisiting this issue,” RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said. RSF Association Director Craig McAllister noted that the survey asked if people would be in favor of golf memberships for condo owners, not voting rights. The issue of granting the condos voting rights is a “whole different animal,” McAllister said, and one that he was not particularly in favor of. Currently, there are two voting and RSF Golf Club See CONDO, page 30

RSF Association board postpones RSF Association board reviews decision on proposed farmers market options regarding possible RSF BY KAREN BILLING Golf Club pool and fitness center Efforts to find a suitable street on Saturdays for a Rancho Santa Fe farmers market led planners to try for Avenida de Acacias, but as the RSF Association board learned at its Dec. 5 meeting, that would displace a classic car club that has met on the road every Saturday for the last four years. Janet Lawless Christ, the RSF resident who has been tirelessly spearheading the market effort, was asked last month to move the proposed location from La Gracia after learning market stalls could not be set up in the designated open space of the village parks. After hearing from members of the Secret Car Club at the Dec. 5 meeting that they did not want to be displaced — and not hearing much in favor of the farmers market — the RSF Association board came close to completely denying the market, even on a temporary basis. RSF Association Board President Ann Boon said they would give the market one more month to gather more community

input and perhaps find a way to make it work (such as move it to the Christian Science Church parking lot, if possible, or try to hold it on Sundays instead) before the board makes a decision. RSF Association Director Heather Slosar said she would feel better about the market being in a parking lot as she doesn’t like the idea of closing down a road in town or displacing the car club. The club brings classic cars to the village from 9 a.m. to noon, where the market proposes a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. time slot, plus an hour needed to set up the market and an hour needed to take it down. The Secret Car Club’s organizer Chris Erickson said the club has built a very loyal following, bringing in both locals and people from outside the community. “It would be a real shame to change this and have the farmers market in at the exact same time in the exact same location,” Erickson said. “The Secret Car Club is not against the farmers market but we bring something that doesn’t have to be maintained and people are spending mon-

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BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association is taking the initial steps in the process of considering a pool and fitness center for the RSF Golf Club, which involves receiving input from the community, as well as exploring the capital expense and operational costs. To help in the process, the RSF Association board Dec. 5 looked at a marketing consultant proposal from Club Mark, the company that conducted the online survey to measure demographics of the community and the RSF Golf Club earlier this year. Club Mark’s proposal would help the RSF Association with baseline analysis,

form a steering committee and host a series of public workshops, as well as facilitate focus groups, prepare financial and long-range plans, and develop a communications campaign to build consensus as any RSF Golf Club add-on would require a vote of the community. The Club Mark team has more than 90 years of combined private club experience relative to membership strategies, recruitment and retention. The cost of its five-phase proposal is close to $60,000. “They bring a lot to the table but it’s rather rich,” RSF Association Director Craig McAllister said of the

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The Buzz: The secret is out about the Secret Car Club BY ANN BOON, RSF ASSOCIATION BOARD PRESIDENT If you have driven through the V i l l a g e along Ave- Ann Boon nida de Acacias on any Saturday morning for the last four years, you have probably noticed exotic and interesting cars lined up alongside the park. I guess I thought they all arrived there by accident or coincidence, but, it turns out, it is a car club. The Secret Car Club, in fact. Started in 2009 by Chris Erickson, long-time local Willis Allen agent, the Secret Car Club (SCC) has no formal organization, no dues and no politics. It does have some rules, but I’ll get to that later. Chris works hard at keeping up the club’s Facebook page, sending out electronic newsletters and organizing special events. Membership is by invitation only, but you don’t have to have any special connections to become a member. If you are enthusiastic about cars and are a nice person, chances are you will fit as a member. The purpose of the club seems to be simply to offer opportunities for members to socialize with other

“car people.” Members are all very unassuming and discreet about their backgrounds. According to one member, current and past professions range from racecar drivers to mechanics, from CEOs to actors and stunt people. Whether retired or still in middle school, the members are welcoming and supportive of one another. In a letter that RSF resident Will Headapohl sent me, describing his support for the Secret Car Club, he told of the important impact the club’s members have had on his son over the past four years. When a member told Will and his son about a rust-free 1971 Land Rover Series iia for sale that they ”should snag,” they did. “That summer when my son was 14, he took the entire vehicle apart and sorted it in boxes. The following summer he put it back together, all the while seeking advice from the car club members.” Now Will’s son “drives the old Land Rover back and forth to high school. He continues to frequent the club, always getting sage and expert advice from the members on wiring problems and such.” Quite a community activity, don’t you think? The cars have pedigrees as diverse as their owners’: from Pebble Beach winners

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to vintage VW bugs. Chris brings his 1967 Land Rover to the club gatherings. “It is basically a tractor,” he says. Some members have valuable car collections; some have one lovingly restored treasure. In this egalitarian club, numbers don’t matter — unless it’s HP or RPMs, I guess. What matters are the friendships and the camaraderie. Because the community and the merchants have been so supportive of the SCC, the club is looking for ways to be more directly supportive of the community. Club members will be partnering up with the RSF firefighters to support their pancake breakfast. In return, the firefighters hope to show the 1929 Seagrave fire truck they are restoring. Now that the secret is out, I hope you will stop by and say hello to these car enthusiasts. They will be delighted to tell you all about their vehicles. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about their rules: Do not touch the cars. Please don’t try to sell them anything. And there is no networking for business allowed. The group is there for friendly and polite conversation, mostly about cars. If you want to learn more about the Secret Car Club, almost all their secrets can be found on Facebook.

Ag. board member proposes naming trail, buffer for former legislator BY JOE TASH What a difference three years makes. In 2010, then state Sen. Christine Kehoe introduced legislation requiring a 100foot greenbelt and public trail along the north shore of the San Dieguito River, on Del Mar fairgrounds property. Officials with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the stateowned fairgrounds, opposed Kehoe’s bill, although they supported the concept of a green belt and trail along the river. Officials said the legislation was unnecessary, and would force them to create the greenbelt sooner than planned, impacting fairgrounds operations. Now, with the 22nd DAA poised to begin construction of the trail and greenbelt, a fair board member is proposing to name the improvement for Kehoe. “In my mind, no doubt, Sen. Kehoe in her legislative career has made substantial improvements to the natural environment we all enjoy,” said 22nd DAA board member Adam Day. “She was the original proponent of the 100-foot wetland buffer and I believe it’s appropriate to name the trail and buffer in her honor due to her numerous environmental accomplishments and dedication to the San Dieguito River and Lagoon.” Day’s proposed resolution, naming the trail and wetland buffer for Kehoe, will be considered by the 22nd DAA board at its meeting on Dec. 17. The resolution proposes installing signs

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along the trail with the legislator’s name. “Throughout her decades of public service, Christine T. Kehoe has placed the protection of the environment and coastal resources as one of the most important priorities for her legislative agenda and annual funding proposals,” states the resolution. “I’m really honored that they thought of me. But the most important thing is anybody will be able to walk along the river bank and enjoy the view and sunsets,” Kehoe said. “I think that’s really important for the future of San Diego, we’ll be able to enjoy that for many years to come.” Kehoe said she respects the 22nd DAA board and staff, acknowledging that the two sides have sometimes disagreed on issues. As for Day’s proposal, following the district’s opposition to her 2010 bill, she said, “Life is full of surprises.” Kehoe left the legislature in 2012 after serving eight years in the Senate and four years in the Assembly. Previously, she was a member of the San Diego City Council. She currently serves as executive director of the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, which works to increase the number of plug-in electric vehicles on the state’s highways. SB 1170, Kehoe’s bill to require the 100-foot greenbelt at the fairgrounds, was approved by the Senate, but did not pass the full Assembly, or make it to the governor’s desk for signature. The new trail and greenbelt are part of a larger project, expected to cost between $5

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CCA senior Eric Chen wins $100,000 scholarship/ Covenant residents wish RSF Association Manager Pete Smith a ‘Happy Birthday’ Grand Prize at Siemens Competition Canyon Crest Academy student Eric Chen and three New York students were recently awarded Grand Prizes of $100,000 scholarships for their research in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s “premier research competition for high school students.” The students join a highly selective group of just 14 individual competitors and 14 teams previously named winners of the Siemens Competition. Eric, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, won the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Grand Prize winner Eric Chen Individual category for his discovery of potent influen- the Team category. za endonuclease inhibitors, The Siemens Competiwhich could be used to de- tion is a signature program velop anti-flu drugs. Eric of the Siemens Foundation, also recently earned the a leading supporter of sciGoogle Science Fair Grand ence, technology, engineerPrize and was a finalist in ing and mathematics the Intel International Sci- (STEM) education in the ence and Engineering Fair. United States. The competiResearch on plants’ re- tion is administered by the sistance to ozone earned Pri- College Board. The 15th anyanka Wadgaonkar, Wood- nual awards were presented mere, N.Y.; Zainab Mah- recently at The George mood, Hewlett, N.Y.; and Ji- Washington University, host aWen Pei, Valley Stream, of the 2013 Siemens ComN.Y. the shared $100,000 petition National Finals. Grand Prize scholarship in


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BY KAREN BILLING There was a surprise overflow crowd at the Dec. 5 Rancho Santa Fe Association meeting as former board members and friends turned out to wish longtime RSF Association Manager Pete Smith a happy 62nd birthday and show their appreciation for the man who has been with the Association for 22 years, and manager since 1996. “We’re so glad you were born,” said former RSF Association board president Marie Addario, thanking Smith for putting up with board members’ whims, opinions and pet projects with “grace and style.” “I’m amazed at how even he can stay in the face of so many experts,” joked Guy Freeborn. “It’s practically 100 percent experts in this community.” Members such as Jim Ashcraft, Jack Queen, Nancy Hillgren, Lois Jones, Tom Lang, Candace Humber, Deb Plummer and many more spoke of their admiration and respect for a person who they said always gets the job done and makes it look effortless.

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The Patriots Initiative announces release of ‘The Directory’ The Patriots Initiative has released The Directory, a milestone event for philanthropic donors that changes the way charitable support will be directed to assist America’s armed forces members. Today, The Directory reflects a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of nonprofits serving the needs of armed forces members, wounded and fallen, veterans and their families by carefully evaluating and identifying the finest agencies performing at the most efficient, effective and transparent levels. Donors can now be confident their gifts will be impactful, as The Directory’s recognized nonprofits include only those organizations that have engaged in “best practices” and have proven themselves to be the preeminent, most reliable service providers. “This is a true gamechanger. Donors have long struggled to sort through the maze of well-intentioned nonprofits to find the most effective, worthwhile ones that exist to help our nation’s armed forces families. The Patriots Initiative saw the critical need to simplify this process for donors,” said Chuck Yash, past chair of The RSF Foundation and current TPI advisory board member. To qualify for The Directory, each nonprofit has undergone a thorough, multi-level evaluation during the past 12 months by TPI to confirm their capabilities, expertise and effectiveness by focusing on eight criteria, including: •Financial Condition •Efficiency (percentage of costs directed to programs, not overhead/marketing) •Transparency, Accountability, Governance •Legal and Organizational Status •Measuring Effectiveness Hundreds of local, regional and national nonprofits known to TPI were considered, yet only 95 of them scored well enough to qualify for recognition in The Directory. “It’s an exhaustive,

thorough examination. We’ve worked with many of these organizations over the years, and have developed unique insights into their capabilities, performances and future potentials, ” said Debbie Anderson, programs manager, The Patriots Initiative. The Directory can be viewed on TPI’s website at http:// The Patriots Initiative is The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s focused outreach program for inspired giving by its donors supporting American armed forces’ needs. It has established itself since 2008 as a recognized clearinghouse for knowledge, facts and philanthropic resources supporting the nation’s military families and veterans, alike. Reflecting the dynamic nature of this field of interest, TPI will routinely update The Directory as new programs and unique causes arise locally, regionally and nationally, or as agency reevaluations need to occur. “So many military- focused nonprofits exist today that learning about the effectiveness of each and every one could take months of research. That kind of highly fragmented marketplace dampens donor confidence and causes paralysis for philanthropy. Finally, The Patriots Initiative has presented the solution and The Directory will be the most reliable, complete and authoritative listing of the very best nonprofits – regardless of their size or location – performing services to assist the military community,” said Greg Hillgren, TPI’s chairman and past-chair of the RSF Foundation. Beginning today, donors who want to support America’s military service members, wounded and fallen, veterans and their families can now confidently do so simply by making their fully tax-deductible gifts directly to The Patriots Initiative at the RSF Foundation. When philanthropists join or donate through TPI … •100 percent of their gift will directly support only those programs qualifying for The Directory. Donors may designate their gifts to specific nonprofits or to any of three TPI Funds… •TPI Discretionary Fund •TPI Armed Services Family Support Fund •TPI Wounded and Fallen Warriors Fund •All contributions to The Patriots Initiative are tax deductible. •TPI recognizes every donor by name, or respects anonymity, as preferred. Every TPI donor is always personally thanked for their thoughtful support. •TPI follows up to insure donations are invested as intended and keeps its donors informed. The Patriots Initiative also serves as a clearinghouse of information and assistance for ‘Warriors in Transition’… those armed forces members who are seeking to move into the private sector for jobs or education and training at the completion of their service to the nation. To see The Directory and to learn more about The Patriots Initiative, visit the website or call (858) 756-0358. Follow TPI on Facebook at www. on Twitter at and on Pinterest at TPI2013

RSF Guild presents 23rd Annual Christmas Tea and Tree/Wreath/Menorah Raffle Decorate a table top tree, wreath, or menorah for the RSF Library Guild’s raffle, which will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Please deliver items to the library as soon as possible for preview. Trees and wreaths need not be traditional. Be creative and have fun portraying your business or holiday tradition to members of the community. The event will also include music and treats. Event times: 1:30-2:30 p.m., adults only; 2:30-4:30 p.m., all ages welcome; 4 p.m., tree and wreath raffle. Visit for more information. The RSF Library is located at 17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe.

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Campaign launched to raise funds for ‘Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden’ •Named in honor of longtime broadcast journalist Loren Nancarrow, who is battling brain cancer, money will be used by Scripps Health to build facilities and care for patients. BY JOE TASH Soon after he was diagnosed with brain cancer in February, longtime television journalist Loren Nancarrow called his friend and former colleague, Susan Taylor, to talk about launching a project to thank the people caring for him at Scripps Health and to help other cancer patients. Nancarrow is an avid gardener who worked as a weatherman and news anchor during a 30-year career in San Diego. “I just immediately thought of the rooftop healing garden at Scripps’ new radiation center on Torrey Pines Mesa,” said Taylor, now executive director of external affairs for Scripps Health. “I presented this to Loren and he said, ‘Perfect, let’s run with it.” So, in November, working with Nancarrow’s family, Taylor launched a campaign to raise $500,000 to dedicate the rooftop green space as the “Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden.” The money will be used by Scripps Health to build facilities and care for patients. As of Dec. 9, $38,000 had been raised, and the effort is ongoing. Nancarrow’s wife, Susie, a real estate broker, and daughter, Hannah, have given print and broadcast interviews promoting the project, and they’ve also produced a video that can be seen on, the family’s blog. Nancarrow was in the hospital this week as Susie and Hannah Nancarrow and Taylor met with this newspaper. He has undergone four operations and also had radiation and chemotherapy treatment. He has opted not to have

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blogging about his experiences with Hannah’s help. “He’s mentally all there. Physically he’s altered,” Susie said. Voice breaking, she recalled that he recently told her, “’Since you’re the one who’s going to be left behind, I want you to be sure you finish what we’ve started, a beautiful family and other wonderful things.’ I’ve got some big shoes to fill and I’m going to do it,” she said. The couple has three children: Graham, 25, Hannah, 23, and Britta, 20. Graham works with his mother’s real estate business, Hannah started a social media marketing firm, and Britta works at a restaurant and attends college. Over his career, Nancarrow worked at ABC 10 News, CBS 8 News and Fox 5. He’s educated and entertained viewers and readers with his gardening tips and environmental reporting, and come up with a recipe for

RSF Rotary Club to hold Holiday Party, donate to children in need RSF Rotary Club is holding its Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the RSF Golf Club. The event will include a sit-down dinner, dancing and music. Rotarians will also be donating more than 100 gift packages for San Diego children in need of a Santa this Christmas. Over the years local Rotarians have gifted to thousands of less fortunate children, some in hospitals and foster care, doing their best to bring the holiday cheer to everyone. For more information, visit Additionally, the RSF Rotary Club be hosting a trip to Rosarito on Jan. 11, 2014. Bill and Donna Herrick of Rancho Santa Fe and a few dozen Rotarians will be driving south of the border to distribute 500 new blankets and hundreds of bags of food with the RSF Rotary Club’s sister Rotary club in Rosarito Mexico.

Join RSF Toastmasters for Open House and Holiday Party Dec. 17 The Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters will host its annual Open House and Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the RSF Community Center where refreshments will be served. The Toastmasters have a special program planned for the evening and hope you will join them in this fun-filled evening of impromptu excitement and cheer. There are no instructors at Toastmasters. Each meeting is a “learn by doing” workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a non-pressure atmosphere. All members evaluate one another’s presentations, which is the key to making this program successful. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with approximately 300,000 members world-wide. Stop by on Tuesday, Dec. 17, to see how much fun you can have while learning to become a great communicator. It is time well spent. For more information, please email MaryBeth Brown

preserving Christmas trees that includes bleach and Karo syrup. Among the four books he’s authored on organic gardening is “Dead Snails Leave No Trails.” Hannah said her father possesses an encyclopedia’s worth of knowledge about gardening and environmental issues, and the blog is a “powerful tool” to preserve and share that information. Because it’s become difficult for her father to type, she takes dictation for his weekly blog posts, which now have nearly 17,000 followers. A recent graduate of SDSU, Hannah said putting out the blog was a natural for her because of her background in social media. “To be able to do it for my own father was the ultimate gig,” she said. The healing garden atop the radiation therapy center is intended as a place where patients and their families can go to relax before or after treatment. “We hope this will be a tribute and legacy of all (Loren) has contributed to San Diego over the past 30 years,” said Taylor. “It’s so in keeping with the person he is.” For more information, or to donate to the naming campaign, visit www.

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at Village Church The Village Church Community Theater presents a fully staged musical production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” Dec. 13-15. Come witness a heartwarming, family-friendly portrayal of Frank Capra’s masterpiece at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe at 6225 Paseo Delicias. Showings include, Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. For additional information, please contact The Village Church Community Theater at (858) 7562441 x128, at village church, or online at

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Celebrating local heroes from Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas A celebration of local heros from Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas was held Dec. 4 at the RSF Golf Club. Hosted by Franci and Scott Free; Suzi Kenyon; Joanne and Mick Marks; Mary and Ty Miller, Catherine and Art Nicholas, the event featured a wine and food pairing. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos donates $500,000 to new UC San Diego Athletic Performance Center Students at the University of California, San Diego have something new to cheer about this season. Dean Spanos, chairman of the board and president of the San Diego Chargers, has pledged $500,000 to UC San Diego to support a new Athletic Performance Center. The gift will support the expansion of the existing Alex G. Spanos Training Facility, located at the north end of campus. The revamped facility will be renamed the Alex G. Spanos Athletic Performance Center. The new center, overlooking Triton Track and Field Stadium, will include a strength and conditioning area, outdoor performance plaza, hydrotherapy room and more for student-athletes. Currently, strength-training equipment at UC San Diego’s Recreation, Intramural and Athletics Complex (RIMAC) is shared by the entire student body, with space at times reserved for student-athletes. The additional training space, thanks to the Spanos gift, will benefit all UC San Diego students with improved access to campus weight-training equipment. Collectively, the Spanos family has made gifts totaling more than $1.6 million to UC San Diego Athletics. This represents the most any family or single donor has given to the intercollegiate sports program at UC San Diego. “We truly appreciate Dean Spanos’ generosity to UC San Diego Athletics. This gift represents a continuation of the Spanos family’s support which has spanned the decades,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “This new facility will have a significant impact for our Triton student-athletes, as well as our student body as a whole.” To learn about more about supporting Athletics initiatives, including the Athletic Performance Center, please visit

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RSF residents among new UC San Diego Foundation trustees Rancho Santa Fe residents Bill Scripps, president of the W.H. Scripps Company; Robert Marren, managing director of Allianz Global Investors; and Sanjay Jha, former CEO of Motorola and former COO of Qualcomm, are among the new members of the 2013-14 UC San Diego Foundation board. Much more than financial advisors, UC San Diego Foundation trustees work as a team to connect the university with community partners and discover resources needed to launch innovative programs. Some of the campus’s most impactful initiatives — such as the Qualcomm Institute, the Preuss School UCSD, Moores Cancer Center, and more — were made possible through gifts to the Foundation. To ensure the continued success and growth of the campus, seven new trustees will join the 2013-14 Foundation board, including two UC San Diego alumni, a former chancellor and several regional business executives. “We are pleased to welcome seven new esteemed trustees to our Foundation board,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “By contributing their expertise and fostering community connections, our trustees enable us to improve access, enhance programming and ensure our campus continues to thrive.” The Foundation is comprised of 42 trustees who work together to strategize the most effective means to obtain gifts and manage the Foundation’s endowment of nearly $436 million dollars. Members are chosen based on their level of involvement and support of UC San Diego. Each member is elected for a three-year term and is eligible for a second three-year term. Peter Preuss, ’67, the first alumni chair of the Foundation, will continue to lead the board this year. “I understand the integral role private support must play to sustain the excellence of our academic programs and research, which impacts society, the environment and human lives,” said Preuss. This year’s incoming trustees include: Sanjay Jha, former chief executive officer, Motorola; former chief operating officer, Qualcomm Sanjay Jha gravitated toward San Diego for its reputa-

From left, Robert C. Dynes, Steve Hart, Sanjay Jha, Mel Katz, Jessie J. Knight Jr., Robert Marren and Bill Scripps. tion as a leading hub of biotechnology. Born in India and brought up in England, Jha was CEO of the Mobility Devices arm of Motorola as well as chief operating officer of Qualcomm. “Until now, my experience with UC San Diego has largely been in hiring graduates; they’re some of the best,” said Jha. He looks forward to being a part of the Foundation and connecting with an institution that is at the forefront of technology. Robert Marren, alumnus, managing director of Allianz Global Investors Robert Marren graduated from UC San Diego in 1986 and returns this year as a Foundation trustee. Marren is a managing director at Allianz Global Investors. He has remained active at UC

San Diego as a former chair and member of the Investment/Finance Committee and advisor of the UC San Diego Student Foundation, where he mentors students on best practices. Marren and his wife, Amy, also an alumna, support scholarships and provide students with opportunities for professional growth. Bill Scripps, president, W.H. Scripps Company Returning this year as a trustee, Bill Scripps and his family have been linked to UC San Diego since its inception at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Adept at cultivating community partnerships and mobilizing leaders for campus initiatives, Scripps helped form the Director’s Cabinet at Scripps Oceanography and

created an advisory board for Triton Athletics. Additionally, Scripps provides startup funds and additional support to campus programs through the Scripps Foundation for Science and the Environment. Mel Katz, executive officer, Manpower—San Diego branch Passionate about expanding literacy and strengthening public schools, Mel Katz is committed to civic improvement and community enrichment. As executive officer of the San Diego branch of Manpower, a global staffing corporation, Katz brings a dedication to community engagement and business savvy to the Foundation as a returning trustee. Katz was instrumental in garnering funds for the newly established Central Library in downtown San Diego and chairs the board of directors for the new charter high school in the library. Jessie J. Knight Jr., chief executive officer, SDG&E Jessie Knight brings an impressive repertoire of business acumen and marketing strategy to the Foundation. Currently the chairman and CEO of SDG&E and former president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Knight is committed to bridging academia and industry to effectively sustain and grow UC San Diego. Knight has served as a board member for Calit2 at the Jacobs School of Engineering, the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the


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UC San Diego chief campus counsel releases new book ‘The Legal Mind — How the Law Thinks’ BY JOE TASH Dan Parks set out with a straightforward mission — explain to the rest of us why our legal system is so complicated, slow and downright maddening at times. The result was Park’s first published book, “The Legal Mind — How the Law Thinks.” The 42-year-old local resident took a year to write the book, working around other commitments such as his full-time legal job, and spending time with his family, including his wife, two young sons and two dogs. “It’s hard to find time to write,” he conceded in a recent interview. Park’s self-published book came out in November, and is available on in both paperback and e-book editions. “The law is everywhere around us, but it’s often invisible,” Park said. “When we bump into it, it’s something of a surprise.” So, using his talents as a writer (he’s been putting words on paper since he was a boy), Park did his best to explain how the legal system works, why it functions the way it does, and how to put this knowledge to good use in a disagreement, whether an argument with friends or a legal dispute. The copy editor for his book was local resident Jen Charat. Park, a graduate of Yale Law School, has served as chief campus counsel for UC San Diego for the past nine years. He also teaches a course called “Introduction to the Legal System” at UC San Diego Extension. Most people encounter the law while dealing with some sort of agreement or contract, or due to an accident or unforeseen occurrence, he said. People are then “thrown into the legal system whether they’re prepared or not.” The legal system operates by different rules than people are used to, he said. For example, he said, if you tell your spouse you’ve had a bad day, he or she might sympathize. But if you tell that to the legal system, you’ll be asked to prove it. “That’s the difference,” he said. The reason for this disparity? “The law has to resolve disputes between people who disagree,” he said. The four main challenges to resolving disputes are deception and lies; misperceptions; forgetting (“We forget far more than we remember, and we forget that we’ve forgotten.”); and ambiguity, Park said. The legal system is designed to seek out the truth in spite of such obstacles. Any assertion made in the legal system must be put to the test, which means providing proof, Park said, something most people are not asked to do in their daily lives. By knowing what real proof looks like and how to gather it, people can create an advantage in many situations, from seeking a raise at work to resolving a dispute with a neighbor, Park said. Another common misperception, he said, is the reliability of eyewitness testimony. While many people regard such first-hand accounts as rock solid, he said, “it turns out much of that confidence is misplaced.” Eyewitness testimony is subject to the fallibility of human recollections and interpretations, according to Park. While our current legal system may not be perfect, it’s far superior to past methods. One-thousand years ago, people solved disputes through “trial by ordeal,” which sometimes involved placing a hot coal in the hand of a suspected wrong-doer. If the hand became infected, the person was guilty. If it healed, the suspect was innocent. That method was simple and quick, producing a clear, if not necessarily accurate, result, Park said. It was later replaced in England by the jury system. And we’ve been tweaking our legal system for at least the last eight centuries. The current system is cumbersome, slow and expensive.

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“but it’s hard to imagine how to avoid that cumbersomeness and still produce results with the reliability we expect,” Park said. “The Legal Mind” is Park’s first published work, but he has written a couple of mystery novels that remain in the drawer. He said he may publish a novel one day if he writes one that he believes is worthy of public consumption. For now, he writes when he can, while enjoying time with his wife, Deborah Muns-Park, also an attorney, and his two sons, ages 9 and 12. He self-published his book, he said, so it could be written for a general audience and made available at an affordable price. “I think it’s a useful book for people interested in the law and how the law works,” he said.

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‘All-American Boys Chorus and Holiday Dinner’ presented at the RSF Golf Club “The All-American Boys Chorus and Holiday Dinner” was held Dec. 8 at the RSF Golf Club. Attendees enjoyed a four-course dinner followed by a concert by The All-American Boys Chorus (www. Photos/Jon Clark. See photos online at www.rsfreview. com

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CrossFit Del Mar provides free services to Wounded Warriors BY KRISTINA HOUCK Izzy George suffered serious head trauma when a detainee in Afghanistan beat her in 2010. Although she retired from the military in the summer, her body is still healing from her injuries. To improve her strength, she participates in a free class at CrossFit Del Mar in Carmel Valley. “It doesn’t matter what’s wrong with you, everybody just does their best,” said 35-year-old George, who served in the Navy as a search and rescue swimmer for eight years. George lost 70 percent vision in her left eye and 15 percent in her right eye. She suffers from balance and mobility problems. But with her dedication and the motivation she receives from the trainers at CrossFit Del Mar, her balance and mobility has significantly improved. “It’s kind of like being in the military because everyone supports each other and motivates each other,” said George, who brings along her service dog, Dottie the Rottie. “We help each other.” CrossFit Del Mar has offered free services to military and veterans on Warrior Wednesdays since the fitness facility opened in July 2011. A veteran of the U.S. military, co-owner Mark Marek offered his company’s free services to the Wounded Warrior Battalion West, which is headquartered at Camp Pendleton with three detachments, including one at Naval Medical Center San Diego. “These young men and women have sacrificed parts of their body for the rest of their lives, for this country,” said Marek, who co-owns CrossFit Del Mar with his wife, Esther Marek, and his friend and neighbor, Kim Bono. “They need to be taken care of. They have given. They did what their country asked of them. Now, we’re just trying to help them.” Wounded Warriors from Naval Medical Center San Diego work out at the facility from 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday. Although George, a Wounded Warrior, has transitioned out of the military, she and other veterans are welcome to participate in the class. CrossFit Del Mar also offers Wound-

Back to front: Mark Marek, Kim Bono, Izzy George, Esther Marek and Dottie. Courtesy photos ed Warriors free membership to the center so they can participate in other classes, too. “This is a result-driven program,” said co-owner Bono, who also works as the head trainer. In addition, retired Marine Theresa Larson works as a trainer with the Warriors. “You’re going to come in and work hard, but you’re going to see results. I think people thrive on that.” Warriors have to be medically cleared before they can participate in the program at CrossFit. It took George almost a year to get cleared for the program. “The military is really fitness-oriented and team-oriented, and CrossFit helps create that unity,” said Maggie Hannon, program manager for the Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program. She estimated that about 150 warriors have utilized the free services at CrossFit Del Mar. “You workout

Wounded Warriors at CrossFit Del Mar. as a group, you start as a group, you finish as a group.” While the program helps participants heal and gain strength, it also helps them transition from the military. “I think this is like a stepping stone for them to see that they can push themselves ever further, physically and mentally,” said co-owner Esther Marek, who also serves as manager of the center. “They have to go through tremendous therapy before they get OK’d to come over. So when they come over here, it’s one of their very first exposures back into civilization with their new self,” Bono said. “There’s this whole journey you see.” “It’s inspiring to see them,” Mark Marek added. CrossFit Del Mar is located at 10447 Roselle St., Suite 1, San Diego, 92121. For more information, visit

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Local resident shares story in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids’ BY KRISTINA HOUCK Whether attending a new school or performing on stage for the first time, doing new things can be scary for kids. For local resident Jennifer Azantian, it was swimming in the deep end of the pool. A storyteller since she was a young girl, Azantian recalls how she faced her fears to help her younger sister overcome her own fears in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids,� a collection of 101 short stories about good decisions, self-esteem and positive thinking. “Even back then I was telling stories,� said Azantian. “I was motivated by her fears, which kind of mirrored my own at her age, and I decided to use our shared fantasy world to help her overcome her fear of jumping into the pool.� Co-authored by actor Kevin Sorbo and “Chicken Soup for the Soul� publisher Amy Newmark, the book is geared for children ages 7 to 13, and covers topics such as disabilities, bullying and relationships. Azantian’s story is in the book’s first chapter, “Trying Something New.� “Sharks and Mermaids� is a story about the then 10-year-old encouraging her 6-year-old sister, Lauren, to jump in the deep end of the pool by creating a story about mermaids. When she was younger, Azantian had also been afraid to swim in the deep end because she was told that’s where sharks swam. “The story is absolutely true and very, very special to me,� she said. Now 25 years old, Azantian and her sister are still really close. “She read it before it was published when I sent it over to her and asked her permission,� Azantian said. “She cried. She remembers the day as vividly as I do.� Azantian grew up in Orange County. In 2010, she graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s in psychology. For more than two years, she worked as an executive assistant, office manager and literary agent at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency in Del Mar. She recently joined Los Angelesbased Paul S. Levine Literary Agency. Also an author, her first short story, “The Sentinel’s Son,� was published in the 2009 Winter Solstice Special Edition of “Emerald Tales Magazine.� Another of her short stories, “The After Picture,� was published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You.� Currently, she is working on a novel. Azantian hopes her story will be a great lesson and a source of inspiration for young readers. “If you find a way to make somebody else’s life just a

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Holiday guided walks offered at San Elijo Lagoon As coastal residents host visiting family and friends this Holiday Season, or simply wish to get outdoors, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy offers free Saturday walks that are led by trained conservancy naturalists. The 915-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is one of San Diego’s largest coastal wetlands, located between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Solana Beach, and inland to Rancho Santa Fe. Holiday guided walks at San Elijo Lagoon are offered Saturdays: Dec. 14, 21, 28, and Jan. 4: 10-11 a.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center: 2710 Manchester Avenue in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Visitors to San Elijo Lagoon might see mullet emerging from the surface of the water, or glimpse sightings of Osprey and Egrets hunting fish and invertebrates in the salt marsh. Winter shorebirds are here to spend the season, many of which come from the high Arctic. Walkers of all ages can enjoy the fragrance of sages described along the way, and see the native red “holly� berries of toyon, offering a splash of color on the hillsides. This guided walk is an overview of life between the tides at San Elijo Lagoon. The quarter-mile loop

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Enjoy festive ‘Garden of Lights’ at San Diego Botanic Garden Evening strolls through San Diego Botanic Garden are set for 5-9 p.m., now through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. The holiday event features a winter wonderland with 150,000 sparkling lights and “snow “ for sledding (weather permitting, bring your own disc or sled (no metal runners). There will also be musical entertainment, puppet shows, campfires, s’mores, hot mulled wine, coffee and cocoa. Blonde Belgian Draft Horses will provide wagon rides and kids can make crafts in The Ecke Building, home to the nutcracker exhibit. Santa visits 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7-23 for photos in the Victorian Gazebo. Admission: $14-$6. (760) 436-3036.


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If history is our guide, large acreage parcels like this are only becoming increasingly rare in Rancho Santa Fe. This spectacular 16.5 acre, all-usable parcel in Rancho Santa Fe has stunning views of the mountains, 8 separate parcels, on a non-covenant “island” surrounded by covenant properties. Lots of possibilities…large estate, family compound or development opportunity. The limits are your imagination.



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Solana Santa Fe students participate in ‘Giving Tuesday’ The Vice President of Development at Helen Woodward invited classrooms from Solana Santa Fe Elementary School to participate in “Giving Tuesday” on Dec. 3. The students helped prepare crafts for the Woodward Center’s Frosty Farm decorations and activities. Santa visited Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm to spread holiday cheer to all children Dec. 7-8 and will again Dec. 14-15. To make him feel at home, the Frosty Farm features “real“ snow, miniature horse “reindeer” who dress up and join in on the holiday activities, along with some of their wintry friends, including bunnies, guinea pig and sheep. For a schedule of events or more information on Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm, visit or contact Santa’s Workshop (aka the Education Department) at or (858) 756-4117, ext. 31. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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RANCHO SANTA FE $3,495,000 Re-modeled 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom Fairbanks Ranch estate with European grace, turn-of-the-century elegance and its modern day illuminated environment, make this the ideal blend of old and new. MLS# 130051588 858.756.7899

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BY ROB LEDONNE It’s safe to say that Torrey Pines High School’s Beau Botkiss will be playing lacrosse for many years to come. A downright guarantee can even be made about it, because even though Botkiss is only just now wrapping the fall of his sophomore year, he has already committed to play for Cornell University, one of the country’s top collegiate teams. “The whole process is starting so much earlier now,” explains Botkiss, who realizes how unusual it is (or used to be) for a high school sophomore to commit to a college. Recently growing more common, this trend has taken hold after many colleges are increasingly going all-out to recruit the best athletes the nation’s high schools have to offer. “If one college starts recruiting early, they all start doing it because they don’t want to miss the talent,” said Botkiss. It’s a cycle that, by all accounts, is becoming a collegiate norm. Botkiss began his journey in the world of lacrosse when he was only in fifth grade. “One of my best friends played, and I decided to play too.” Those humble beginnings as part of the Rancho Santa Fe Eagles cultivated a passion for lacrosse that has lasted ever since. “The first year I ever played I had no idea what I was doing,” he said. “When you’re young, you switch positions every quarter. Halfway through the season, I started liking defense and ever since it’s been my

TPHS sophomore Beau Botkiss (number 28, pictured here the midst of playing), is already committed to join Cornell University’s rankings in the fall of 2016. Courtesy photo position.” Joining the team at Torrey Pines his first year of eligibility, Botkiss honed his skills as a defense player and colleges began to take notice. Of course it didn’t hurt that the Torrey Pines team only lost three games his freshman year and went onto grab the CIF Championship for San Diego. However, he did not play in a tournament heavily attended by college recruiters until this past summer when he played in a tournament in Pennsylvania. There, through his coach, Botkiss got to know Cornell’s recruiter, and a few months later he flew back east and visited the university’s campus in upstate New York. While there, Botkiss realized Cornell would be a perfect match for him and signed on the dotted line to attend and play for their team, the Big Red. “The East Coast is still a lacrosse hotbed,” noted Botkiss of the sport originally played by Native Americans, then popularized by European immigrants. Lacrosse, after all, roughly translates to “the stick” in French. Joining Cornell’s ranks is a definite coup for any student athlete; the team has qualified for the NCAA tournament twice in the past three years, and last year current player Rob Pannell won the prestigious Tewaaraton Award, given to the top player in the sport. “My parents are a little nervous because it’s so early, but they’re very excited I got into such a great school and have this opportunity,” he said regarding the peace of mind about his early commitment. For now, Botkiss still has the rest of his sophomore, junior, then senior year to enjoy high school, all leading up to his four years at Cornell. That means he has his time planned out from now until the summer of 2020. How many people can say that?!

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Education Matters/Opinion The shift to Common Core and what’s troubling about it BY MARSHA SUTTON New awareness that students are graduating high school without the skills and knowledge they need for success in college and career has Marsha Sutton prompted the creation of a national undertaking called Common Core State Standards. California is one of 45 states to date to adopt these new common academic standards for curriculum and instruction, and school districts at the elementary and secondary levels throughout the state are busy preparing for the implementation of Common Core in 2014. What’s interesting about Common Core is its transition, to varying degrees, away from previous instructional methods, curriculum content and assessment techniques. The San Dieguito Union High School District’s shift to Common Core State Standards for mathematics and the humanities was the focus of a recent meeting with Mike Grove, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of educational services. The new standards, said Grove, are narrower and have greater depth than existing standards which cover more ground but less thoroughly. College faculty and employers have observed that even high school graduates with high test scores and excellent grades often struggle when faced with real-life kinds of problems. They can successfully solve problems with clear definition and boundaries, but can lack the ability to generalize or apply knowledge in ways not specifically taught in the classroom. “We are hearing this from the military, employers and professors,” Grove said. For example, the way math is taught now, students can solve equations but often can’t apply the concepts, Grove said, so critical thinking and experience with collaboration are weak. In preparing to implement Common Core, the district is focusing first on mathematics, which presents greater challenges than humanities, he said, because course work is currently sequential while under Common Core all math disci-

plines overlap and are interconnected. Common Core for math allows districts to choose a traditional or integrated approach to instruction, but even the traditional path is quite different than what’s been taught for years under California’s state standards. Most countries use an interconnected approach to math education, with instruction that integrates prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra II and trigonometry. The United States is one of the few countries using the traditional sequence. San Dieguito, Grove said, decided to adopt the integrated approach after a rigorous review by SDUHSD math teachers who made the decision unanimously. As a result, all middle schools will teach integrated math next year, in what will be called Math 7 in seventh grade and Math 8 in eighth grade. Ninth, 10th and 11th grades will adopt Integrated 1, Integrated 2 and Integrated 3, respectively. In a report issued in October, SDUHSD superintendent Rick Schmitt wrote, “Proponents of an integrated approach argue that it helps students see the natural inter-connections between different areas of mathematics and that the approach better reflects how mathematics is applied outside of the school setting.” Real-world problems – in engineering, personal finance or even building a backyard shed – “almost always require us to appropriately apply different types of math simultaneously, rather than requiring only algebra or geometry in isolation from each other,” Schmitt wrote. He said getting students to see the practical application of mathematics is the goal. Daunting project The district is considering its options next year for students already in the middle of their math sequence. Most students take prealgebra in seventh grade, algebra in eighth, geometry in ninth, and algebra II/trigonometry in 10th. (Pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics are not part of the Common Core math program and will remain electives.) Sixth-graders from the feeder elementary districts will take a placement exam just as they do now and be recommended for placement

next year in seventh grade in either Math 7 or Math 8. Current pre-algebra students (typically seventhgraders) will begin the new Common Core curriculum next fall and take Math 8 when they enter eighth grade. Students currently taking geometry, no matter their present grade level, are “grandfathered” in and will continue in the traditional sequence, Grove said. The open question, he said, is what to do with eighth-graders now taking algebra. Another issue is how to do acceleration. “We have to provide that for those kids,” Grove said. Two pathways – compaction and course skipping – are being considered, and there could be multiple points when students can accelerate. Next fall, SDUHSD schools will offer Math 7, Math 8 and Integrated 1 (for ninth-graders), Grove said. The implementation to full Common Core for math will be complete with the addition of Integrated 2 and Integrated 3 in subsequent years. Grove called this a daunting project but said the adoption of Common Core math standards has been generally well-received by teachers who are excited conceptually. “Teachers are on board by and large with the shift,” he said. The district is focusing now on professional development and instructional strategies, and every math teacher in the district is getting six full days of staff development. Canyon Crest Academy math teacher Brian Shay, who is leading the transition, is working with his team to evaluate new math textbooks, which need to be ordered this coming spring, at considerable expense. Common Core for humanities is not as big a shift, Grove said, although “there will be more focus on nonfiction in Common Core because most reading is analytical and persuasive,” he said. Students need to read textbooks and evaluate and process the information effectively, so all disciplines will be incorporating similar literacy standards, he said. For example, history teach

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CORE continued from page 21 ers will continue to teach history but will also be given professional development to teach how to read and write. Assessments aligned with Common Core standards will be very different. “Many [questions] will ask for the best answer available and why,” Grove said, rather than the traditional multiple-choice test. No Common Core standards exist yet for science and social studies, he said. Feeder districts All five of San Dieguito’s feeder elementary districts – Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Del Mar – are also engaged in the transition to Common Core and are collaborating to provide a seamless transition to middle and high school in math, which “is the area where the most work is needed,” Grove said. The state has budgeted about $1.25 billion –or about $200 per pupil – to districts to implement Common Core in three areas: professional development, instructional materials and technology. The money must be used between now and July 2015.

The Del Mar Union School District is receiving $876,800 from the state in Common Core State Standards Implementation funding, and is allocating the money, according to the Nov. 20 board report, in the following way: $662,000 (75.5 percent) for staff development, $130,800 (15 percent) for instructional materials, and $84,000 (9.5 percent) for technology. The Solana Beach School District is receiving $597,800 from the state and, according to its Dec. 12 board report, will be allocating $269,000 (45 percent) for staff development, $298,900 (50 percent) for instructional materials, and $29,900 (5 percent) for technology. The Rancho Santa Fe School District received $134,645 and plans to allocate the money in unspecified amounts for staff development and instructional materials. The amount San Dieguito received comes to $2,484,800 based upon an enrollment number of 12,424 students, Grove said. The good and the bad Common Core has been widely applauded as an important step in improving the quality of American education, with its dramatic shift away from rote memorization and multiple choice

assessments that reveal little of a student’s academic potential except their ability to memorize and regurgitate answers soon forgotten. For years, we’ve heard colleges and employers bemoan students’ lack of preparation for real-world problem-solving. Many parents too realized that the system as it’s presently set up illserves many kids who shine in ways current assessments don’t reveal. It’s generally accepted that Common Core is a system long overdue and will better prepare students for life after high school. What’s bewildering is that education leaders are suddenly saying that the old system doesn’t work and we need to embrace this radically new way of teaching and learning. If educators readily acknowledge that it was so bad before, why has it gone on so long? The fault for this big “oops” lies with no one in particular. It’s not a decision each district is free to make, because education funding from the state comes with strings attached. And the primary string is to follow established instructional and curricular protocol and test students using pre-selected standardized assessments to gauge their performance.

However, for the kids who were taught using former strategies, what are we to think? Were those students poorly educated? Do they lack essential skills compared to the education kids today will receive? The implication is that they have been shortchanged, and maybe even betrayed, by an educational system deemed “correct” by far-removed authority figures in Sacramento and Washington who have limited understanding of the impact their policies have on individual students in the classroom. Fads come and go in education – like the ever-popular “new math” that always seems to loom on the horizon – but let’s hope Common Core is more than a trend or an educational flavor of the year. This is a fundamental change in the delivery of education, with emphasis on areas that have been missing for decades – methods that teach children to think about math, history, science and literature in ways that will foster creativity, collaboration, innovation and independence. What a concept. And what a shame for all those lost years. — Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@

part of the heartbreak of the depression for her was that it was not enough to allow her to attend. In 1938, she moved to Riverside, CA, for an extended visit and there she met Edwin Hunter. They were married in July 1939 and settled in Riverside. From then on, her life was devoted to Ed and their three children, and in her spare time, she was active in every community in which she lived. In Riverside, she was active in the Junior League for 18 years and served as both President and Program Vice President. She treasured the education in fund-raising and service that she received from this experience. She also served as chair of the women’s division of the Community Chest, a precursor to the United Way. She helped bring the American Field Service

foreign exchange program to Riverside and she was active in the Riverside Art Center. She served on the PTA for so long and in so many different schools and capacities that she was relieved when all of her children graduated from high school. Frances and Ed moved to Rancho Santa Fe in 1972, long after she was relieved of active PTA duty. Ed was busy building Hunter Industries. Frances became active in the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, and because she was thrilled that young families with children were moving into RSF, she saw the need for a facility that met younger families’ needs. As she said, “It was about 25 years ago that I heard it said, “As you get older you need to make younger friends. I highly recommend it!” She had many, many younger

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Join RSF Republican Women Fed. at annual Christmas Party Dec. 15 Join Senator Mark Wyland and Assemblywomen Marie Waldron at the Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women Federated’s annual Christmas party at a private home on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. The event will feature festive music, drinks, food and fine deserts. Attendees will be caroling a few Yuletime favorites, so bring your singing voices (participation optional). Please RSVP by Friday, Dec. 13. Make checks payable to “The RSF Republican Women, Fed.” On memo line say: “Christmas Party.” Also, RSF Republican Women, Fed. is nearing its goal to raise funds to purchase an “Action Trackchair” (all-terrain wheelchair) for one severely wounded San Diego-area military veteran. Each Trackchair is custom-made in

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Frances Hunter 1917 – 2013 One of the many American Field Service exchange students in Frances Hunter’s life described her in an essay as, “an active and lovely woman who knew what it was to be rich and a little later become poor. Without being embarrassed, but with sadness showing in her face, we started to talk about the

Great Depression”. Indeed, the Depression followed her around in her dreams, although she more than recovered to lead an active, generous and very meaningful life. She was born in Seattle, Washington, and attended Roosevelt High School. Her fondest memories of her childhood center on the fine symphony orchestra in that school. In her own words, she “always remembered Ernie Worth pausing to explain in detail the movements of a symphony; we learned to identify the principal instruments, and to elaborate on the action expressed by the moods of each movement.” Week after week, this was her greatest joy, and music remained a source of comfort throughout her life. Upon her graduation, she was awarded a scholarship to Whitman College and

friends, and seemed younger than many of them herself. In addition, she was involved in the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center and Center Artes at California State University San Marcos. But Frances’ life passion was music. Her concerns in the last decades of her life were for the children of our society, and she wanted all children to be exposed to and to love music. She felt strongly that the children of today would grow up to be better people tomorrow with music education. She was a board member of Orchestra Nova and she supported the start-up of the Music Memory Program, now under the auspices of San Diego Winds. In her very last days, her greatest source of comfort was listening to Bach. Frances’ husband, Edwin, passed away in 1997. She is survived by her three

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children, Paul Hunter and his wife, Linda, Richard Hunter and his wife, Jan, and Ann Hunter-Welborn and her husband, David; eight grandchildren, Monica Dunwell, Daniel Hunter, Jill Hensley, Greg Hunter, Scott Hunter, Jessica Welborn, Rachael Barkley and Emily Guevara; and she was most proud to be the greatgrandmother of 15 greatgrandchildren and two on the way. Services will be held at the Village Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe on March 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. Donations can made in her name to the Music Memory Program, San Diego Winds, 5694 Mission Center Rd., #289, San Diego, CA 92108-4312. Please sign the guest book online at www. ranchosantafereview.


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MARKET continued from page 1 ey in the community.” As resident and car club member Will Headapohl said, “it’s not really a secret and it’s not really a club.” “It touches people beyond what you would expect,” Headapohl said, telling the story of his teenage son, Hunter, who started taking an interest in the weekend club. With advice from Secret Car Club membership, his son bought a 1971 Land Rover and took the car apart and put it back together, now driving it to and from school. “He’s gotten a lot out of it and it’s been a great thing,” Headapohl said. “I wish there was a way to work it out so both could work, there’s a dearth of things to do in downtown Rancho Santa Fe on Saturdays.” Additional concerns about the market involved security and basic logistics. Steve Royce, the manager of several buildings in Rancho Santa Fe, shared his insights on farmers markets as he also manages a building in

Rancho Santa Fe Review Solana Beach across from the farmers market on Cedros. He said he likes the idea of the markets but there have been issues with not enough trash receptacles and restroom facilities. Somewhat surprising to the board, Bill McNally, a resident and business owner, spoke out against the market. “I think farmers markets are fine but I think one in the Ranch is redundant and unnecessary,” McNally said. “It’s a waste of time, money, energy and none of the merchants thinks it will bring any activity into our shops.” In response to McNally’s remarks, RSF Association Director Larry Spitcaufsky said he always asks, if you think it won’t help you, will it hurt you? He reminded the board — as Christ has stated — that the farmers market could always be stopped at any time if it’s not working. Many of the board members expressed being ambivalent toward the market, especially after hearing from McNally that the vendors did not want it since one of the main reasons for

a market initially was to get more support for village businesses. “I really feel our role as board members is to reflect the interests of the community,” Rochelle Putnam said. “In absence of a strong community sentiment in favor of it, I’m ambivalent toward it and perhaps a bit more negative.” “I’m not getting the feeling that this thing really has a reason,” said RSF Association Director Craig McAllister. Christ said that while she may not have had backers at the meeting that day, there is support for the market. “I know in my heart and in my brain that what Mr. McNally said was not accurate,” Christ said, encouraging the board not to flatout reject the market. “Don’t let this be the end.” She will have a month to get the market to a place where there are no zoning ordinances, no clubs meeting, and to present the community support she needs to help the board approve the market.

TRUSTEES continued from page 10 Founders board of the Rady School of Management and was honored in 2012 with the Scientists’ Recognition Award by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Robert C. Dynes, UC President emeritus and former UC San Diego Chancellor “UC San Diego is the most innovative, creative university in the world, and it happens to be in one of the loveliest places on Earth,” affirmed Robert C. Dynes, University of California president emeritus and former UC San Diego chancellor. A first-generation college graduate, Dynes was a research scientist for more than two decades at AT&T Bell Laboratories prior to arriving at UC San Diego as a professor of physics. Dynes will contribute his multifaceted experience as a Foundation trustee this year. Steve Hart, alumnus, co-founder of ViaSat “I was one of those people who wanted to be a student for life,” said Steve Hart, who graduated from UC San Diego with a mas-

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San Diego Museum of Art presents Women and War exhibit An exhibition examining the ways women have been represented in relation to war and industry in modern art created in the United States is on display through Feb. 18 at The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. “Women, War and Industry,” features works in the museum’s permanent collection with attention to WW I and WW II posters and photographs by artists Margaret Bourke-White, Esther Bubley, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Florence Kemmler, Gjon Mili and Berenice Abbot. To complement the museum’s holdings, contemporary works by Miyoshi Barosh, Doris Bittar, Nava Lubelski, Catherine Opie, Iana Quesnell, An-My Lê, Pae White, Stephanie Sinclair, Benjamin Lowy and Frohawk Two Feathers augment the presentation. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, closed Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $4.50$12. (619) 232-7931. www.

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The weather was frosty, but spirits were warm and bright at the “First-Ever Holiday RSF Village Merchants’ Open House” held Dec. 4. The idea was the brainchild of Coleen Freeman, the owner of RSF Estate and Fine Jewelry, who is forever working hard to bring more vitality and cheer to the Rancho Santa Fe community. Other local businesses include Janet Lawless Christ and Karen Van Ness of Coldwell Banker, Country Squire Gifts and Linens, Rancho Santa Fe Pharmacy, Caffe Positano, McNally Antiques, Rancho Santa Fe Norma Hill (owner of Norma Hill Designs), Bardee Johnston, Liz Flowers & Gifts and John Matty Co. Amid Fautsch carolers as well as the vocal serenading of local talent Austin Burns, residents of Rancho Santa Fe were treated to a myriad of good tastings, good cheer and good company. Plans already are in the making for next year’s “Second Annual!” Courtesy photos

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Janet Lawless Christ and Karen Van Ness donate to North County’s Food Bank!

For their Holiday Open House last week Janet Lawless Christ and Karen Van Ness promised to donate $5 for every kind person who dropped by their office at Coldwell Banker to the North County’s Food Bank. And thanks to that effort they were thrilled to contribute enough to feed nearly 2,000 people this Holiday season! Christ and Van Ness intend to contribute even Norma Hill Designs displayed more at upcoming events as well! (Above) Janet silk scarves and shawls Lawless-Christ, Joe McCarter and Karen VanNess.

Full Measure Carolers: Ben Plache, Beth Mabray, Angelica Eclar, Mark Nicholson

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CONDO continued from page 1 memberships allowed per condominium development. “If you live in the condos now you pay full assessments and have access to every amenity but the RSF Golf Club,� Smith said. All condo owners can join the RSF Tennis Club, are able to use the RSF Golf Club dining facilities and RSF Association trails and open space, but they cannot vote or serve on RSF Association committees. RSF Association Director Heather Slosar said it’s a bit like “taxation without representation.� There are 16 sub associations within the Covenant totaling 82 units — 34 have voting rights and 48 do not. Of the 34 condo owners who are eligible for RSF Golf Club memberships, 18 have them currently. Smith said that while less than 50 percent of Covenant homeowners who are eligible to be members of the RSF Golf Club are members, 50 percent of those who live in condominiums and are eligible to be RSF Golf Club members do have memberships. There is some potential for future condo units as there are 11 existing multi-

Rancho Santa Fe Review family units without a condo map and there are 17 acres currently zoned multifamily that have not been developed on Calzada del Bosque. The board discussed how granting the condos the memberships would be a plus for homeowners looking to downsize without leaving the Covenant and, as director Larry Spitcaufsky noted, it would also be a plus for developers looking at property to sell condos. One RSF resident, Dick Doughty, spoke up against the change. “There’s a very fundamental issue here that is being ignored and should have prime consideration,â€? Doughty said. “This is about land use. The uniqueness of Rancho Santa Fe is the density of development. This opens up so much opportunity for parcels to be subdivided, it tends to tear at the fabric of the Covenant‌the idea of making Rancho Santa Fe more dense is nonsense.â€? RSF Association Director Jerry Yahr disagreed that the change would put pressure on development. He said while the change may be an enticement to developers, they would still be held to the same Covenant standards regarding density. At the Dec. 5 meeting,

the board also reviewed the RSF Golf Club’s former resident membership category. Approved in 2011, currently nonmembers are allowed to retain their membership status if they have lived in the Covenant for at least 10 years. The RSF Golf Club board had approached the RSF Association board about the possibility of changing the policy from 10 years to five years but the matter had since been taken off the table to focus on the condo issue. The former resident category has proven to be a very successful with 28 members currently in that category, according to Al Castro, RSF Golf Club manager. Castro said the club plans to request a continuance for the category next year.

BRIDGES continued from page 1 Over the past seven years, Marsch and Lennar have battled in a series of lawsuits over their business dealings, which included the development of the Bridges community. Marsch didn’t attend the one-day trial. He told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that he stood by his allegations against Lennar,

saying, “We will review our options.� In an interview with the La Jolla Light in May, Marsch’s wife, Pat, said the couple formerly lived in Rancho Santa Fe, but moved south to La Jolla after their son began attending The Bishop’s School in the La Jolla Village. The Bridges is a masterplanned community in Rancho Santa Fe with 240 home lots, north of the Rancho Santa Fe Village off Aliso Canyon Road. Ground was broken on the first home in 1998, and the 18-hole golf course, with its two signature tall bridges, opened in 1999. U-T San Diego said Marsch was one of the original Bridges residents, “having moved into a $4 million, 9,100-square-foot house on Via Candela, complete with a custom library and built-in entertainment center.�

TRAIL continued from page 2 million and $7 million, to restore the fairgrounds’ south overflow lot to natural wetlands habitat. The 9.5acre dirt lot has in recent years been used by the 22nd DAA for parking during ma-

jor events such as the San Diego County Fair and annual horse-racing meet. Last month, the California Coastal Commission approved the restoration plan, which also allows the 22nd DAA to continue using its east overflow lot for parking and other activities for at least the next 10 years. The new segment of trail will be part of the Coast to Crest trail, which will eventually stretch from Volcan Mountain near Julian, to the beach at Del Mar, a distance of 55 miles. A planned future segment will complete the trail from the fairgrounds to the beach. Day said design work for the wetlands restoration project is completed, and work should begin soon. “I’d like to see this up and built as soon as possible,� he said. “It’s a great way to restore it back to its original status, and as a magnet for people to explore the river and natural environment, and (see) the wildlife that inhabits the lagoon area.�

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‘Rock Star of Science’ speaks at Village Viewpoints event in RSF Dr. Eric Topol, who has been called a “Rock Star of Science,” is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. Topol spoke at the Dec. 3 Viewpoints event in Rancho Santa Fe at the Village Church. Topol has become one of the world’s leading authorities on wireless medicine, and has co-founded the West Wireless Health Institute. He works on genomic and wireless digital innovative technologies, which he believes will reshape the future of medicine.Viewpoints is co-presented by The Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The goal of the lecture series is to inform, inspire and impact by providing a forum in which individuals, renown in their field, share their knowledge, wisdom and insight with members of our community. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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Grauer students return to Bahia de Los Angeles for Service Learning Twice a year, students at The Grauer School embark on week-long expeditions to international and national destinations. The fall round of expeditions took place during the last week of September with the featured international destination to Bahia de Los Angeles in Baja California, Mexico. The Grauer School has traveled to Bahia de Los Angeles, a tiny fishing village far south of the border, on several occasions as part of the school’s Expeditionary Learning program, which takes students to locations Grauer School Freshman Nino Alworth (Class of 2017) locally as well as around the and Alumna Rian Alworth (Class of 1993) on their globe each semester to learn respective 2013 and 1992 expedition trips to Bahia de outside the traditional class- Los Angeles.” room. vice, as we do today. We went back then beStudents and alumni cherish trips to Bacause we needed a blank slate, a getaway. hia de Los Angeles as some of the most beWe were leaving our hang-ups behind, and loved expeditions The Grauer School has the artificial confinement of standard educaembarked upon. Alumna Rian Alworth tion,” says Stuart. “Wonderfully, once we joined the first trip in 1992. This year, her actually got there, it was easy for our stuson Nino (class of 2017) made the same dents to ‘invent’ service learning and to disjourney back to Bahia de Los Angeles to imcover some big things about life. ” merse himself in the protected coastal reThis spirit of humanitarian education serve. Rian says, “I was excited for Nino to and service learning drives the school’s be able to go on this expedition. The memotwice-yearly expeditions. “Trips like this alries I made and lessons I learned on this trip ways involve transformation: our school were ones I have taken with me throughout could never have come of age without the my life. I was hoping it would affect Nino in breakthroughs made on the road and in Bathis same way.” hia de Los Angeles. Like our school and like The expedition has left its mark on any great organization, our students are also Nino. He says, “In Bahia, we did so many transforming with trips like this, seeing the amazing things! Every day… we spearfished, world in larger ways,” says Dr. Grauer, who swam with whale sharks, saw dolphins up will be receiving the top career achievement close and even caught a glimpse of a finback award from his alma mater, University of whale. We also hiked up steep cliffs with San Diego, this year. He emphasizes that examazing views.” Just as his mom had done periences like this one are integral to The 21 years earlier, Nino visited local students Grauer School’s mission of balancing acaand participated in a beach clean-up. demics with expeditionary learning. Nearly The inspiration for these trips began in every expedition finds a way to integrate 1992, when Grauer students visiting a local service with local schools, often in the form college course in marine biology met a couof spending days with local students, enple from Bahia de Los Angeles who conductgaged in the universal languages of art, mued turtle research for the Mexican governsic, or sport. ment, tracking migration patterns and popThe Grauer School, located in Encinitas, ulation degeneration, and the students were CA in North County San Diego, is a grades invited to help with the research. 6-12 private college preparatory school balWhile the sea turtle research facility is ancing academic rigor with expeditionary no longer in operation, The Grauer School learning, focusing on relationship driven ednow visits the Glendale Community College ucation and Socratic-style teaching. Accredresearch station and continues in the same ited by the Western Association of Schools spirit that they began with back in 1992. and Colleges (WASC) and a member of the While for many years the Bahia Expedition California Association of Independent was placed on hold due to traveling advisoSchools (CAIS), The Grauer School is the ries, Founder and Head of School Dr. Stuart only school in the region to be honored as a Grauer is glad the school is again able to redesignated UNESCO school. The school turn to Baja California. serves as a successful educational model for “Although we didn’t think much of it many schools around the world through the back then, we were about to create our own Small Schools Coalition (SSC) established by meaning for a term that’s come a long way Founding Head, Dr. Stuart Grauer. Visit since then: service learning. I’m not sure we went [in 1992] with a complete sense of ser-

Holiday Blanket and Jacket Drive ongoing in Del Mar The City of Del Mar recently announced that the City and the Del Sol Lions have teamed-up to collect new and gently used blankets and jackets for the annual Holiday Baskets Program. If you are interested in supporting this program, please bring unwrapped blankets and jackets to the Del Mar City Hall Lobby at 1050 Camino Del Mar during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Items will be collected now through Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. For further information, please contact: Katie Benson at Del Mar City Hall, 858-7559313, or Linette Page at Del Sol Lions, 858-243-3336.

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Camper Van Beethoven set to return to Belly Up

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BY KRISTINA HOUCK While others are decking the halls this season, Camper Van Beethoven will be on the road. The alternative rock group is once again embarking on its annual holiday tour. “We’ve been doing this Christmas run for 10 years,” said Victor Krummenacher, bassist, guitarist, songwriter and founding member. “It’s a tradition with us.” The three-date “Drifting Down the Coast Tour” begins Dec. 27 in Petaluma, Calif. After a Dec. 28 stop in San Francisco, the band will make its way to Solana Beach Dec. 29 at the Belly Up Tavern. All dates include alternative rock band Cracker. Several more shows are scheduled throughout the country in January. Lead vocalist David Lowery heads both bands. “We do it every year this time,” said Krummenacher, who also performs and has released music as a solo artist. “We plan to play every year this time for a few more years — at least.” After graduating from high school in 1983, Krum-

— it’s just delivered with a little bit more grace. You don’t have a lot of grace when you’re a teenager.” Nearly a decade after Camper Van Beethoven released its seventh album, “New Roman Times,” band members wrote new material and released their eighth album, “La Costa Perdida,” earlier this year. The album pays homage to the northern and rural California regions where the band got its start. “We grew up playing with each other,” Krummenacher said. “There’s a power that goes with playing music with the people you learned how to play with. There’s a lot of power on stage.” Camper Van Beethoven took a break from touring for most of the 1990s. Krummenacher used the time to study graphic design at UC Santa Cruz. He now works as managing art director of Wired magazine. Since then, Camper Van Beethoven has toured consistently. The band has already re-

Camper Van Beethoven. Photo/ Jason Thrasher menacher met Lowery, who was home from college, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Molla. Camper Van Beethoven and the Border Patrol was formed and later relocated to Santa Cruz, when multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Segel joined. With a shortened name, the band released its first studio album, “Telephone Free Landslide Victory,” in 1985. Three decades, a few lineup changes and seven studio albums later, Camper Van Beethoven is still going strong. “We’re definitely older and more seasoned in how we play,” said 48-year-old Krummenacher, a Riverside native who now lives in San Francisco. “It’s definitely a more seasoned approach, but that silliness and absurdity is still in it

corded its follow-up album to “La Costa Perdida.” The yet-to-be-named album is inspired by Southern California, Krummenacher said. “It’s a labor of love,” Krummenacher said. “I really enjoy writing songs and performing. It’s a reason for getting up in the morning. “I’ve spent so much time traveling in the last 30 years,” he added. “I’m glad that we still get to do it.” The Belly Up Tavern is located at 143 South Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach. General admission tickets cost $20. To purchase tickets to see Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, visit www.bellyup. com For more information about Camper Van Beethoven, visit For more information about Cracker, visit

Broadway musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ coming to San Diego Civic Theatre Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to the San Diego Civic Theatre Jan. 7-12, 2014 as part of Broadway/San Diego’s 2013-2014 season. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries and has been translated into 9 different languages. For additional information, visit Tickets are on sale now. For current ticket prices, please visit http://www.broadwaysd.combeautyand-the-beast.htm

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Las Damas de Fairbanks Holiday Home Tour Las Damas de Fairbanks held its annual Holiday Home Tour Dec. 6. The event featured six beautiful homes decorated in their holiday finery. All proceeds from the event will benefit Oceansideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Recovery Center, an organization dedicated to assisting women and their children in breaking the cycle of substance abuse. The event also featured breakfast treats and holiday goodies, as well as opportunity drawing baskets of beautiful items, including Rancho Valencia gift cards and products, LuLu Lemon, home goods and more. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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Local residents to produce talent competition, off-Broadway show BY KRISTINA HOUCK It was an ordinary day when Rancho Santa Fe resident Celeste Hudson met who would become an extraordinary friend. While standing in line at a local FedEx, Hudson met Del Mar resident Arline “A.J.” Genis, and the two talked about the entertainment business. Seven months later, Hudson and Genis are now collaborating on a talent competition-turned-television-show and an off-Broadway production. “We’ve only known each other seven months, but I feel like it’s been 70 years,” said 80-year-old Genis. “We started talking and we clicked right away,” said 38-year-old Hudson. “After about a week or so of working with her and talking with her, I asked her to be an advisor on my television show. She grew up in show biz and she’s so knowledgeable of what’s going on.” Married to a choreographer and with her own passion for the entertainment business, Hudson, a commodity broker, had an idea for a talent competition with a new twist. Genis has connections in show business. Born in New York, Genis grew up a self-proclaimed “show business brat.” Her father was the road manager in the Big Band era for Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. She appeared in a number of television shows, including “Leave it to Beaver” and “The Lone Ranger,” and worked alongside actors such as Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando in feature films. All were “bit parts,” Genis said. The two decided to combine their experience and interests to launch “Show Your Talent,” a five-week talent competition, which is set to debut March 16 at Spreckels Theatre in San Diego. During the competition, 75 local singers, dancers and rappers will compete for the title and a $5,000 prize. Hudson came up with the concept as a way to give back to the local community. “I was looking for a stream of revenue to be given,” said Hudson, a mother of four. “I’m big on giving back.”

(L-R) Celeste Hudson and Arline “A.J.” Genis Courtesy photos

Born in New York, Hudson was raised in Belize in Central America, where her father served as a foreign missionary. “That’s where that seed of giving back was planted and given,” Hudson said. A portion of the show’s ticket sales will benefit Promises2Kids, a San Diego-based organization that supports foster children, and North Coast Repertory Theatre. Proceeds will also help produce “Realities,” an offBroadway comedy that spoofs reality television. “We were just having a conversation and mocking the different reality shows when we came up with the idea,” said Hudson, who admitted she watches “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” “It’s based on the fraudulent premise of a realty show,” said Genis, who admitted she watches “Dancing with the Stars” and “Survivor.” “There’s not a bit of truth in any one. They’re all scripted, but people watch it.”

Although the show is currently being written, Genis said she has already secured a theater, Westside Theatre, located at 407 West 43rd St. in New York City, where “Becoming Dr. Ruth” is currently playing. The pair plans to launch their comedy in June or July. “We hope they [the audience] take away joy,” Genis said. “And if they’re laughing for 90 minutes, they will take away joy. “Comedy takes us out of our misery, out of our pain, and puts us in a place of acceptance.” In addition to giving back, reality television also inspired “Show Your Talent.” “When I watch these shows, I see that they’re given choreography to do, but can they create their own choreography? For me, that’s true artistry,” Hudson said. “You have the talent, but where does your creativity come from? Does it come from something you see, or does it come from within?” “Show Your Talent” participants will be required to compose their own music and create their own dance routines. After a winner is crowned in San Diego, Hudson plans to take “Show Your Talent” to Los Angeles, and then across the country. She and Genis are pitching the competition as a television show to three major networks. To promote the San Diego competition, there will be a flash mob Dec. 14 at Westfield Mission Valley mall, choreographed by Hudson’s husband, Leon. Hudson’s 15-year-old daughter wrote the theme song for the show. She and her group, The Young Divas, recorded the track. Although she is still working as a broker part-time, Hudson is spending most of her time on the productions. She hopes to eventually transition to the entertainment business full-time. “I insist on it,” Genis said.

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RSF residents host SHaRE Foundation benefit What’s better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Shopping for a cause on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is now known as “Giving Tuesday.” On Dec. 3, RSF residents Shirin and Sophie Raiszadeh hosted a Mother/Daughter holiday event at C. Wonder in Fashion Valley, and the retailer generously donated a portion of the night’s sales to SHaRE Foundation (Spine Humanitarian and Research, Education), a nonprofit that delivers humanitarian spine-related care, supports scientific research into causes and cures for spine-related disabilities, and provides nonbiased public education. SHaRE was founded nine years ago by Dr. Kam Raiszadeh, an orthopedic spine surgeon. Courtesy photos; For photos online, visit

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BY JERRY GOLD, PH.D., SCRIPPS HEALTH The holidays are traditionally times of festive celebration and gatherings with family and friends. Yet they are also notorious for being one of the most stressful times of year. Moreover, it seems like the decorations, advertisements and crowds start earlier each year. The tips below can help you handle or even ward off stress and focus on enjoying the season. 1. Schedule â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but not too much. The holidays can add even more things to do to your already packed calendar, such as buying and wrapping, sending cards and attending work or social events. Use a calendar to plan your commitments so you can actually see where you need to be and when. Remember to schedule in prep time and travel time, as well as extra time in case of traffic or unforeseen delays. This will help minimize the feeling of being rushed or the stress or double-booking your time. 2. Prioritize. Take a few minutes to decide what is really important. What do you absolutely need to do? What would you like to do? What do you feel you â&#x20AC;&#x153;shouldâ&#x20AC;? doâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; even though you really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel obligated to attend every party youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invited to or devote an entire evening to dinner. Meet for coffee instead of lunch. 3. Exercise. Exercise is one of the best stress-busters around. Include exercise time in your schedule and stick to it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even if it is just a 30-minute walk or a yoga DVD. Get out into nature if you can and enjoy the fresh air; nature has calming benefits as well. Exercise with a friend youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been meaning to catch up with and cross two tasks off of your list at once. 4. Go virtual. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to be able to visit in person, but limited time, conflicting schedules and skyrocketing airfares can make that nearly impossible. Take advantage of technology. Programs such as Skype make it easy to connect with loved ones via video across the country or even around the world for free, so you can open gifts together even if you are thousands of miles apart. Shop online instead of at the mall. Send electronic greeting cards and save paper and postage.

This winter, locals and visitors to San Diego are invited to experience the annual epic journey of gray whales with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Whale watchers can enjoy daily local whalewatching cruises featuring aquarium naturalists. Cruise-goers will witness the longest mammal migration in the world, when approximately 20,000 gray whales pass San Diego on their 10,000-mile round-trip journey from their Bering Sea feeding grounds to Baja Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lagoons. Once there, the whales will play, rest, breed, and give birth. An exclusive whale-watching expedition to Baja California, Mexico, is also being offered for Birch Aquarium members this season. Daily whale-watching cruises will be held Dec. 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 13. Daily tours: 9:45 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. with Flagship Cruises & Events. For more information about Birch Aquarium at Scrippsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whale-watching programs and events, call 858-534-7336 or visit

5. Set aside time for yourself. Give yourself a break from the commotion and do something unrelated to the holidays for an hour or two. Read or do a crossword puzzle. Play with the dog. Have a family game night. 6. Remind yourself that this is temporary. The holiday season only happens once a year and only for a few weeks. Traffic and crowds wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always be this bad, and the constant barrage of holiday ads will subside. 7. Lighten up. Everything doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be perfect. Every decoration doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be hung, and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to make a homemade feast for every occasion. Allow yourself and everyone else to be human and learn to laugh at mishaps instead of getting upset or angry. 8. Do something for someone else. Buy or make gifts for a family in need, write to a member of the military overseas, or bring the kids to volunteer at a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to feel anxious and uptight when you are doing something good for someone. 9. Find your personal meaning in the holiday season. The holidays can be a special time to celebrate your accomplishments, reflect on your goals and envision your future. Use the time to reflect on what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thankful for, what you want to celebrate for yourself and for others, and what you want to teach your children and loved ones about the holidays. It does not have to be about material things. It can be about those non-tangible things that give peace and comfort and reflect the essence of humanity. 10. Breathe. When you feel overwhelmed or find yourself getting tense or anxious, take a few minutes to focus only on your breathing. Take several deep breaths, counting five seconds in, and five seconds out. This deep, deliberate breathing automatically short-circuits the stress response in your body, slows your heart rate, and allows you to get back to a calmer state. Plus, you can do it anywhere, any time. Jerry Gold, Ph.D., is Administrator, Scripps Behavioral Health Clinical Care Line. For more information, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777). â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Your Healthâ&#x20AC;? is brought to you by the physicians and staff at Scripps.

Coastal Cities Jazz Band to present â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;swingingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; holiday concert The Coastal Cities Jazz Band will perform popular holiday music during â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Swinging Holiday Concertâ&#x20AC;? Dec. 15 at Calvary Lutheran Church. Vocalists Michael Ruhl, Jo Ann Sharp, and Rick Evans will join the band on tunes such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;White Christmas,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Holiday,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Zat You, Santa Claus?â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.â&#x20AC;? In addition, the band will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winter Wonderland,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jingle Bellsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silent Night.â&#x20AC;? The show will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 424 Via de la Valle in Solana Beach. Tickets cost $15, and $12 seniors and students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Gary Adcock at 858-775-1113.

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Nana Keek’s offers hassle-free holiday cookie baking option accompanied by philanthropic component Nana Keek’s Gourmet Cookies (NK’s) is helping to take the hassle out of holiday cookie baking while offering an opportunity to give back to the community with a philanthropic outreach program. NK’s is an artisanal cookie manufacturer located in Carlsbad, and is an industry leader in the ready-tobake cookie category by offering pre-shaped, preservative–free, organic cookies that are frozen to ensure freshness. What differentiates this product from others currently on the market is that all the organic ingredients are measured, mixed and formed into patties before being frozen. Dough patties can be taken from the freezer, thawed in desired quantities and baked in an oven or toaster oven without the nuisance of mixing dough and forming cookie shapes. Popular with busy Moms and single Dads, the product is also beneficial to those watching their caloric intake, by providing portion

purposes (religious groups, schools, galas) by phone are eligible to receive a 5 percent discount on the total transaction. All holiday orders placed online or by phone by 11 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, will be guaranteed delivery by Dec. 25. According to NK’s Owner, Karen Macbeth, “Our company has experienced extraordinary growth this year and the NK’s online charitable component provides us with the opportunity to give back in appreciation for growing consumer support. Our organic product lines are now available in the freezer section of Sprouts stores nationwide, select Albertson’s stores in San Diego and Orange County, Southern California Whole Foods Markets, California Bristol Farms stores as well as Stumps Market in Rancho Santa Fe and Seaside Market in Cardiff. I never use any type of preservatives and all my products are made in small individual batches by hand and with plenty of love — just like I cook for my own family. To me, cookies are at their very best when consumed within an hour or two of baking, while the chocolate chips are still ‘melty’ and the cookies are warm, which is why I sell them as frozen, unbaked patties, so that the end consumer can have the ultimate experience when enjoying home-made cookies straight out of the oven.” For more information on flavors and retail locations, visit or call tollfree 888-939-1114.

Karen Macbeth, owner of Nana Keek’s Gourmet Cookies. Photo/Amy Connor. control with number of patties baked at one time. In the spirit of its corporate mission, NK’s will donate 5 percent of each completed online order to a broad selection of local charities. With each purchase, consumers have the option to select from the following non-profit organizations: Nativity Prep Academy; Magdalena Ecke YMCA; Casa de Amparo; Salvation Army of San Diego; Community Resource Center (Encinitas); PhotoCharity; The Gathering Youth Ministry; Hospice of the North Coast; San Diego Botanical Gardens; La Jolla Playhouse; Eco Life Foundation; Guide Dogs for the Blind; United State Association of Blind Athletes; Little Angels Service Dogs or Conner’s Cause for Children. Additionally, any nonprofit organization that completes a minimum bulk order of 100 cookies for fundraising

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents ‘The Humbug Holiday Spectacular’ North Coast Repertory Theatre is breaking with theatre tradition this holiday season. Rather than staging a tried-and-true classic, the intimate theatre is proudly presenting an inventive world premiere musical, “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular.” This comedic, colorful and crazy spoof is full of witty songs, vibrant dance numbers and a little bit of everything to please even the grouchiest of holiday humbug-ers. Follow Horatio the Humbug on a hilarious, fun-filled adventure to create the perfect musical holiday spectacular. This holiday treat is suitable for the entire family. “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular” Opening Night is Friday, Dec. 13, which includes a post-show reception. The show plays through Saturday, Dec. 28 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, in Solana Beach. Preview tickets cost $25. Regular tickets cost $30. Seniors, students and military receive $3 off full-price tickets. Season subscribers receive $5 off full-price tickets. Flex tickets may be exchanged for this show. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit


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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/ California Properties Holiday Party The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/California Properties Rancho Santa Fe/Del Mar offices held a holiday party Dec. 4 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. “We wish all our friends, families and neighbors best wishes for a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year.” Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit www.

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RSF Community Center Holiday Workshop The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held a Holiday Workshop Dec. 7 at the center for children. The event featured a variety of crafts, hot chocolate and holiday cookies. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Upcoming events at the RSF Community Center

Passion Fine Jewelry: A ‘jewelry shop’ like no other Passion Fine Jewelry owners Tim and Janna Jackson know that jewelry stores can be intimidating and maybe a little uncomfortable. At Passion Fine Jewelry, you will not find the traditional decor of counters and display cases. You will, however, discover private dinners with world-famous European master watchmakers flown in to meet collectors — elevating Passion Fine Jewelry to a class of near perfection. Make no mistake, these guys are not just about special events and a comfortable store. Experience light dancing in Hearts on Fire diamonds, rare watches, custom designs, repair and restoration services at Passion. If you want the inside scoop on the world’s finest watches, custom or antique jewelry, stop by Passion Fine Jewelry the next time you are in Solana Beach. Or better yet, make a special trip and meet Tim and Janna and visit a “jewelry shop” that is arguably the best in San Diego County. Passion Fine Jewelry is located at 415 S. Cedros (in the Cedros Design District) at the South Cedros Crossings. You can contact Passion Fine Jewelry via phone at 858-794-8000 or visit More about the Jacksons and Passion Fine Jewelry: •No counters, no barriers, just a place where people … can simply talk. •There is “above and beyond” and then there is Tim, hand-delivering a watch to London Heathrow on Christmas Eve. •Question: When is a jewelry store, not a jewelry store?

Janna and Tim Jackson Answer: When Tim and Janna Jackson are in charge and when it’s a community. Undoubtedly, the Jacksons provide unparalleled customer service, but what may be even more impressive is that they value and understand certain aspects of business that few others even recognize. Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

BY LINDA DURKET, RSF COMMUNITY CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR “Put Your Hearts on the Table” at our Charity Poker Tournament! Join us for a No-Limit Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament to benefit the RSF Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 6-11 p.m. Passes include a hosted bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Player Pass is $250 and Spectator Pass is $100. There will be opportunities to win fabulous prizes, silent auction items and opportunity drawings. To purchase tickets please visit For event and sponsorship information, please call 858-7562461 or email Kim Swaney at New Year’s Camps at the Community Center Your children will have fun ringing in the New Year with friends at our day camps on Thursday, Jan. 2 and Friday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday we will be going to Jump Sky High for trampoline fun and Friday we’ll head downtown to The New Children’s Museum! Cost is $90 per day per child. Contact the Community Center to sign your child up. Space is limited! TGIF Adult Dodgeball Tournament! Join us Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Community Center for a fun night of food, drinks and friendly competition! No worries — our dodgeballs are lightweight and nerf-like in design. Fee is $35 for an individual, $280 for teams of 8, and $25 for spectators (prices include food and drinks). Must be 21 years or older to attend. Contact Erin Browne at (858) 756-2462 or for more details. Adult Fitness-Jazzercise and Yoga Join us for Jazzercise on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each class offers its own way to stay fit and have fun. Jazzercise is an upbeat hour of music and dance, while Hatha Yoga practices stretching and aligns the body, promoting balance and flexibility. Classes can be attended on a drop-in basis and payment is $15 per class or $12.50 per class with a 10-class package rate. Annual membership is required to participate in all classes at the Community Center. Stay tuned for monthly packages available in January 2014! Facility Rentals

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Planning an upcoming event? The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center may be available to help host your special occasion such as birthday parties, dances, banquets, corporate meetings and more. We have three unique rooms to suit your needs including a full gym, stage and kitchen. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at 858756-2461 or email Erin Browne at Ebrowne@RSFCC. org

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Chef Grace Abdo to be featured at Macy’s cooking class Dec. 28 Local resident Grace Abdo, chef and founder of La Reine des Macarons (in French, “The Queen of Macarons”) has been invited by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room to feature her gourmet, gluten-free food delicacy at a “Rising Star” cooking class series on Saturday, Dec. 28. The event begins at noon at the Macy’s Home Store in Westfield Mission Valley mall, 1555 Camino del la Reina in San Diego. Arrive 15 minutes early to secure a seat. In her “French Macarons on the Spice Trail” cooking class, chef Abdo will demonstrate how to make French macarons utilizing exotic flavors and pure spices that were traded on the historic spice trail as far back as the 15th century. Abdo will integrate curry and cinnamon into two macaron recipes: Fresh hummus with black kalamata olives, feta cheese and curry; and caramelized and sundried tomatoes with Parmesan cheese and cinnamon.

sandwich-style confection. Abdo creates flavor combinations that incorporate only the freshest herbs, flowers, spices and local ingredients. Gift boxes of savory and sweet French macarons from La Reine des Macarons will be available for purchase at the end of the class. Cash, check, and credit cards are welcome. Admission to the Macy’s cooking class is limited to 100 guests on a first-come, firstserved basis. The entrance fee is a $5 cash donation that benefits the San Diego Food Bank. Chef Bernard will assist Abdo with her presentation and she will provide samples for all participants. For more information, visit, email grace@lareinedesmacarons or call (858) 243-4570.

Gem Faire coming to Scottish Rite Event Center Dec. 20-22 Chef Grace Abdo and Chef Bernard Guillas conduct “French Macarons on the Spice Trail” cooking class at Macy’s Home Store on Dec. 28. “The spice trail refers to the trade between ancient civilizations in Asia, northeast Africa, Mexico, and Europe. During the 15th century, only six spices were known: pepper, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron and vanilla,” Abdo explained. “In fact, by the end of the 15th century, spices had the highest monetary value of all currency, and large debts were paid in pepper because it was so rare. Initially, it was the Portuguese that discovered their value. Then these spices were sold around the world and to the Roman Empire by Arab traders. Adding pure spices to food was the ultimate symbol of wealth and sophistication, and people were willing to pay anything to get hold of them. I think it is time for a spice revival, and what better place to start than with artisan French macarons?” Abdo is a registered clinical dietitian and food consultant who graduated from the Paul Bocuse Institute in France, where she learned the fine art of making French macarons. The macaron is an almond- and meringue-based

Gem Faire, the West Coast’s premier gem and jewelry show, will be in San Diego Dec. 20-22 at the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108. More than 100 world renowned importers, exporters and wholesalers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Finished and unfinished jewelry, rare gemstones, jewelry-making tools, supplies and boxes will be available all under one roof. Attendees can also have their jewelry repaired and cleaned while they shop. Classes and demonstrations will be offered. The event will take place noon-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 and valid for the entire weekend. Free parking is also available. For more information, visit or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at 503-2528300 or

The U-T California 10/20 coastal run to start and end in Del Mar The U-T California 10/20 run will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. The 10-mile run begins and ends at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and benefits the American Cancer Society. Race start time is 7:30 a.m. Great local bands will rock the beautiful coastal route. The U-T California 10/20 will hold a two day expo race weekend where all registered participants are required to attend to pick up their packets (race bib, shirt, goodie bag). Local, regional and national vendors will be onsite displaying and selling athletic-related products. Interested expo vendors can email for more information. To register for the race or for more information on the event, visit

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‘Weekend with Santa’ at Flower Hill Promenade The newly renovated Flower Hill Promenade hosted a “Weekend With Santa” event Dec. 7-8. This family-friendly event began with breakfast at the newly opened Sea & Smoke with a visit from Santa. The event also featured arts and crafts near Geppetto’s Toy store and more.; Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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Torrey Pines Rugby opens with wins BY TIM PICKWELL The Torrey Pines Junior Varsity and Varsity Rugby squads opened their seasons Dec. 7 with twin victories over Patrick Henry High School. The Varsity is the reigning San Diego section champions, while the Junior Varsity has not lost a match in the four years of its existence, and is the defending Southern California champs. Rugby is not an official CIF sport, and consistent with its itinerant nature has to fight for fields and resources, which is why home side Patrick Henry High School had to borrow Dusty Rhodes Park, the home pitch of the Aztecs Rugby Club, for the match. The TP Varsity, managed by the Carmel Valley-based San Diego Youth Rugby Club Mustangs, kicked-off at 1:30 p.m. By about 1:40 p.m., Torrey Pines junior Torran Raby, a USA High School All-American U17 player, had three tries and was benched for a sub. It was, 38-0 at the half, and every starter was done for the day. The Torrey Pines substitutes didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let up, however, and basically doubled the points in the second half while allowing nil â&#x20AC;&#x201D; although the official report caps scores like this at 40-0. Varsity Head Coach Matty Sandoval said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re blessed with an incredible group of athletes this year. Our only challenge is we have a lot of boys new to rugby. Fortunately, the more experienced players are serving as mentors to the newcomers and bringing them up to speed much quicker than I would ever have expected otherwise.â&#x20AC;? The JV squad, with exactly 18 players

qualified and suited up (15 are on the field at one time, so the squad had only 3 substitutes), got a tougher match from the Patriot JV. It was 0-0 about 10 minutes into the game before freshman scrum half Bryce Pickwell scooted around the left side for a 40-yard try. Sophomore forward Brandon Cole then dominated inside, and carried two defenders on his back for the second score. Jack Roberts, Lucas Cruz, and Alec Packer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; enjoying his first game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also scored for the JV, while Cole, Chris Vilchis and Benjamin Spitters led with their defense. The final was 27-0. Cole was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man of the Matchâ&#x20AC;? for the Forwards, while Spitters received the honor for the Backs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great effort today with many fresh players,â&#x20AC;? said JV Head Coach William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chiefâ&#x20AC;? Leversee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was particularly impressed with their level of tenacity, and their commitment on defense with several goal line stands.â&#x20AC;? High school rugby has divided itself into three divisions representing 35 Southern California schools this season: the Red Division (100 percent of players from a single school under the direction of that schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Athletic Director; White (at least 80 percent of players from a single school, and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;recognizedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by the school); and Blue (new, less experienced programs). Torrey Pines is competing in the 15-team White Division, which includes eight teams from Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and seven from San Diego: Torrey Pines, Patrick Henry, High Tech High/Pt. Loma, La Costa Canyon, Mission Vista (Oceanside), San Pasqual and

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University City/Clairemont. Competing in the Red Division this season are Cathedral Catholic, Del Norte, Fallbrook, Poway, St. Augustine, and St. John Bosco and ICEF (View Park Prep) in Los Angeles. Another 13 LA, OC and San Diego schools form the Blue Division. The new alignment will deprive locals fans of the annual Torrey Pines v. Cathedral match up. The two squads have won all three of the previous San Diego section championships, and Torrey Pines swept the Dons last year in the regular season and in the San Diego final. Both the Torrey Pines Varsity and the JV match up against High Tech High/Pt. Loma High this Saturday, Dec. 15, at Dusty Rhodes Park. The teams get their first home game on Saturday, Dec. 21, against University City / Clairemont.

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Graduating Ballet Arte students to perform in ‘The Nutcracker’ Christmas and the Ballet Arte annual production of “The Nutcracker” will be a bitter-sweet experience for four graduating students from the Ballet Arte Academy of Classical Ballet in Solana Beach. Sophie Williams, Wren Ponder, Yael Breziner and Roya Chagnon will be dancing in their final Nutcracker performances this year. Each dancer has been a student from an early age and when asked, lost no time in expressing their feelings towards their training and ballet teachers, Sara Viale and Erlends Zieminch. Sophie Williams, 17, became a student at age 6 and says she will leave these last performances with millions of cherished memories. She will always be grateful to her teachers for the countless opportunities made available to her towards achieving her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Wren Ponder, 17, has been a student since age 10. Although her favorite part of dancing are the fulllength classical ballets staged twice a year by Ballet Arte, she loves the intensity of training and the dedication of her teachers. Performing is a surreal experience for her: one where the story and audience become as one. Roya Chagnon, 17, a student since age 5, adds that although ballet training requires hard work, the strong group of friends she acquired and the comfortable feeling at the studio were instrumental factors towards her early training. She will be sad to leave this year but will always be thankful

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Depression Bipolar Support Alliance to meet in Del Mar Dec. 17 The next meeting of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (Del Mar group) will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Pacifica Del Mar Restaurant in the Del Mar Plaza Shopping Center at 15th Street and Camino Del Mar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Parking validation available for underground garage. For more information, call Roger Alsabrook at 858-525-1509 or email

Submission Correction A photo that was submitted to this paper for the Hospice of the North Coast’s “A Vision Realized” friends and founders appreciation brunch included an incorrect caption. This image read that the gentleman’s name is Dr. Robert Brooks. It is actually Dr. Robert Brunst.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is Dec. 15 Ballet Arte Nutcracker Snow Scene. to have found this beautiful art form and such amazing friendships. Yael Breziner, 17, a student at Ballet Arte for six years, says the training has offered her a disciplined foundation to become a hard-working individual throughout her life and a comfortable environment in which to express her love for dance and the commitment necessary to be successful. As these ballet students graduate to the next phase of their young lives, they will always have lasting memories of ethereal Sugar Plums, Snowflakes and Nutcracker Dolls to warm their hearts. Ballet Arte Nutcracker: Sat., Dec. 21: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 22: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC, La Jolla. Box Office: 858-362-1348 or Ballet Arte Academy of Classical Ballet: 742 Genevieve St. Solana Beach 92075: 858-259-5505.

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RSF Library hosts festive tree trimming and craft event The Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library called on youngsters to help trim the library’s tree with an ornament-making craft event on Dec. 5. After a holidaythemed storytime, children made shiny aluminum foil ornaments, one to take home and one to decorate the library’s little tree. Photos/Karen Billing

BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Caviar is a luxurious, high-energy indulgence that will make you feel like James Bond during the holiday season. With these tips, you can enjoy it even on a tight budget! Roe vs. Grade To the caviarphile, the lightly salted, non-fertilized sturgeon eggs or roe from Iranian and Russian producers in the Caspian Sea are nonpareil. Like chicken eggs, roe is also graded: Grade 1 is designated for prime caviar consisting of intact eggs, Grade 2 for eggs that are either broken or soft (50 percent), and Grade 3 for the lowest quality with over half the eggs broken. The cream of the caviar crop comes from three species of sturgeon – Osetra, Sevruga and Beluga, the latter producing painstakingly exquisite roe (coveted for its soft texture that’s firm to the bite) and large, uniform pearl-size grains, ranging from glossy jet black to pale grey. That accounts in part for the sticker shock of Beluga – a jaw-dropping $200 to $300 per ounce. Take heart, caviar connoisseurs; bargain basement prices for other delectable (and more ecofriendly) varieties are available if you shop around. Caviar Care

Caviar must be handled with kid gloves, stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator (the meat drawer), around 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Unopened, it can keep for about 4 weeks in its sealed container, but once started, caviar should be consumed within three days. Be sure to use a nonmetallic serving spoon — one made from bone, horn or mother-of-pearl — as metal imparts an unpalatable flavor to the delicate roe. Purists enjoy their passion simply – eating caviar solo, while finely chopped scallions or red onions and hard-boiled eggs are traditional accompaniments. Although Robin Leach from “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” had a signature sign-off, “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” wellchilled mineral water or unflavored vodka wash the caviar down just as nicely. Incredible Edible Eggs As a store house of Vitamins A, assorted Bs, D and E, iron and calcium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, and a rich source of protein and amino acids caviar is an energizing food that won’t break your calorie count. Red caviar is a mere 55 calories an ounce, while black is slightly higher at 70. (Word of caviar warning: moderation for the cholesterol and sodium-conscious.) Bang for your Caviar Buck If you’re not a caviar snob, there are several varieties other than Caspian sturgeon that add saltiness, color and flavor without having to refinance your house. American caviar from sturgeon (indigenous to the Missouri and Mississippi river systems) is a small roe, dark brown to nearly black like Beluga with a nutty fla-

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vor reminiscent of Osetra. Paddlefish caviar has translucent grey-colored beads with a buttery, mouth-in-yourmouth quality, while Trout Caviar with large golden pearls has a subtle essence. Flying fish roe are small pellets of a bright orange hue that enliven assorted sushi. Try Lumpfish Caviar from Nordic seas, crunchy with a briny bite, or Salmon Caviar, large pea-sized translucent beads of bright crimson with an intense flavor. The Salmon Caviar is also considered kosher, unlike Sturgeon Caviar from fish lacking scales, making this roe taboo under kashrut laws. Vegetarians can indulge in seaweed caviar derived from kelp. The best way to stretch your caviar dollar is to serve it as an appetizer or garnish – a drop here, a sprinkle there on top of toast points or thinly sliced baguette rounds. Add eye-candy and a salty oomph to devilled eggs with salmon roe. Hollow out baby redskin potatoes and fill with sour cream and a scoop of caviar. Spoon on grilled diver scallops, omelettes, chilled soups, pastas with vodka and cream sauces, or whip up a seafood pizza with toppings of wildcaught shrimp, calamari rings and a caviar dollop in the bulls-eye. You can also serve caviar traditional Russian-style with blinis (buckwheat pancakes) and crème fraiche. People get inventive with caviar. For example, Chef William Bradley of Addison, The Grand Del Mar, has created a dish with Confit of White Sturgeon, Spinach Crémeux and Caviar. A Caviar (Side) Bar • While caviar has a quintessentially Russian aura, the etymology of the word comes from the Turkish havyar, a Persian word meaning, “egg.” • The Cuban cigar of American food imports, Beluga is contraband (since 2005) in an effort to protect and restore the endangered sturgeon species as a result of over-fishing and industrial hazards in the Caspian Sea.

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Scripps 84th Candlelight Ball The 84th Candlelight Ball kicked off the holiday season Dec. 7 at The Grand Del Mar, with proceeds to benefit lifesaving care at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jollaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. The black-tie gala featured gourmet dining, spectacular dĂŠcor by Kathy Wright & Co. and festive music from Wayne Foster Music & Entertainment. Prebys Cardiovascular Institute will be completed in 2015 and will feature the latest advancements in wireless medicine, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative research to heal hearts and save lives for years to come. For more information about Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, visit Photos/Jon Clark. For more photos online, visit

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Area businesses hold Holiday Shopping benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital Multiple Del Mar businesses came together with the community to present a Holiday Shopping Bazar Dec. 6. A portion of proceeds from the event benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. Del Mar Kids, V’s Barbershop, Mia Bella Couture, Urban Pi, Del Mar Swirls, Beauty and the Boutique, Man Cave, Postal Annex, Beaming and Wink Optometry presented holiday shopping options, entertainment, and food and drink at the Del Mar Center shopping complex, located at 2683 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 92014 (just east of the I-5 and in front of Albertsons). Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit www.

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Holiday House charity drive held in RSF The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) held a Holiday House charity drive in RSF on Dec. 6, benefitting San Diego children, military families, animals and senior citizens. For the annual Holiday House celebration, SDAR members fill a house with new toys, gifts, household items and non-perishable food items to be donated to local charities. Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® charity drive delivered $20,000 in donations and gifts to San Diego charity partners last year. Holiday House benefits the Ambassadors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to supporting local San Diego charities. The event was hosted at an 8,000-square-foot luxury home in Rancho Santa Fe that was recently sold. The event featured food, drinks and live music. Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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DEL MAR $699,000 2BR/2BA

2334 Caminito Cala Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Joseph Sampson, Sampson CA Realty (858) 699-1145

RANCHO SANTA FE $1,279,000 3BR/2.5BA

15960 Via Broma Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 417-4655

$1,795,000 3BR/3BA

6264 La Fremontia Janet Lawless Christ, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 335-7700

$1,899,000 4BR/2.5BA

16825 Via De Santa Fe Janet Lawless Christ, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 335-7700

$2,500,000 4BR/4.5BA

17410 Via De Fortuna

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 756-6355

$2,649,000-$2,849,000 4BR/4.5BA

8200 Santaluz Village Green North Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lysaught & Shepard, Coldwell Banker (858) 922-9668

$2,700,000 2BR/2.5BA

15140 Las Planideras St B. & J. Campbell, Coldwell Banker

$2,999,000-$3,199,000 4BR/5.5BA

14744 Encendido Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lysaught & Shepard, Coldwell Banker (619) 417-5564

$4,750,000 5BR/6.5BA

7852 Corte de Luz Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm E. Anderson & K. Boatcher, Willis Allen (858) 245-9851

$849,000 3BR/2BA

628 Camino de Clara Sharyn Daly, Coldwell Banker

K. Ann Brizolis/host: A. Ashton, Berkshire Hathaway

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 449-2027

SOLANA BEACH Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 449-0936

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December 12, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

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Torrey Woods Estates... Simply Gorgeous, Gated Elegance, Beautiful Setting,  Over 4300 sq feet,  Custom Flooring, Soaring Ceilings, Grande Staircase, Crown Molding, Designer Paint, Custom Cabinetry, Gourmet Kitchen, Huge Master Suite,  Ist floor Guest Suite, Huge Family Room, Butlers Pantry & Wine Cellar too.... Fantastic Location...

Tiburon - Carlsbad’s Best Kept Secret, Sophisticated Elegance, Gated & So Very Private, Tuscan Travertine Flooring, Artisan Lighting, Designer Cabinets and Draperies, Home Theatre/Game Room, Backyard Oasis complete with Fountain, Bubbling Spa, Built in BBQ, An Entertainers Delight! Huge Master Suite~ Custom Wardrobe & Built Ins, En suite Bedrooms,  Ist floor Guest Suite,  A Must See



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Best Views in Del Mar ` Whitewater Ocean, Lagoon & Back Country~Whimsical & Sophisticated~An Entertainers Dream Home~ Sprawling Decks, Beautifully Upgraded, Moments to Beach & Del Mar Village. Bedrooms are 2 br+ Office/Library 2 baths. Lots of Storage, Super Private Location.

Single level @ RSF Whispering Palms - Morgan Run CC~ resort setting with so many amenities~ 3 br 2 baths, rarely on market~ spacious yard, generous outdoor area, sunny kitchen, streaming with natural light, remodeled bathrooms, meticulously maintained, terrific location, spacious master suite opens to outdoor oasis… a must see….

$2,150,000 $849,000 Wishing You and Your Loved Ones a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy & Healthy New Year Thank you for Your Business & Your Friendship From Someone Who Thinks You’re Terrific! Your Friend in Real Estate - Mary Heon SANTA FE SUMMIT  CARMEL VALLEY





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A tropical oasis, pool, spa, built-in BBQ, firepit, huge backyard, Brazilian hardwood flooring, stunning canyon views, full guest suite on first floor, 5 BR, 4.5 Baths, enormous master bedroom suite, A must see!

Stunning First Floor Master Suite,  4 br + Loft/Bonus Room,  4 baths, Spectacular Yard, Pool, Spa, Built in BBQ, Sport Court, Hardwood Floors, New Cabinetry, Gourmet Kitchen, Cul De Sa Street,  Southwesterly Exposure~ Beautifully Sunlit~ Amazing home in Great Location~






Top 1% Nationally Gorgeous ~ 4 BR~ 3 baths~ Outstanding in Every Regard~ Shows like a Model~ Light and Bright~ New Paint Inside and Out~ Travertine Flooring~ New Doors and Windows~ Remodeled Baths~New Roof, New Deck,Recessed Lighting~ Spacious Master Suite complete with Spa Quality Bath~ First Floor Guest Suite~ Wonderful Detached Studio/Office

RSF Glens Estates~ Gated Single Level Custom on 1.3 Gorgeous Acres~ 4 br + Library + Office~ Nearly 4400 sq ft,  Sophisticated Elegance~ Designer Perfect~ Turn Key In Every Respect, Pool, Spa,  Sport Court, A Must See~ Gorgeous



Spectacular Views~ Golf Course & Sunset Views~ Spacious 5200+ Sq Ft~ Architecturally A Standout~ Exceptional Design & Quality~ 4 En Suite Bedrooms ~ Large Master Suite Complete with View Balcony & Sitting Area~Gourmet Kitchen ~ Custom Library/Study~ Artisan Lighting~ Pool & Spa~ Nearly and Acre of Picturesque Privacy. No mello roos. Gated Elegance ~ Resort Living ~ Rancho Valencia Resort Just Steps Away!


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Hunt Club Showplace! Beatiful 5 br 4.5 baths  nearly 4400 sq ft, Gorgeous setting, Spacious Garden, Pecan Flooring, Custom Built Ins, Big Guest Suite on First Floor - Bonus Media Room + Downstairs Office, Gourmet Kitchen, Generous Master Suite. Double Cul De Sac Location.



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